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        114 SONGS BY CHARLES E. IVES

      Redding, Conn: Published by C. E. Ives, 1922. First edition. Folio; [5], 259, [4] pp. Second issue; printed on pp. 37-39. Publisher's blue cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth slightly soiled; chipped at spine top; lacks most of front endpaper; slightly shaken; occasional pencil marks to index; still a very good copy.Photos available upon request. Dupont.

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        Tales of Long Ago.

      London: John Murray, [1922]. FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S OWN COPY GIVEN AS A PRIZE. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.[ii]; [vi]; 211; [3]. Bound by Truelove and Hanson in half scarlet calf, gilt, t.e.g. With author's inscription to title page; Windlesham / Billiard / Prize / Jan 22/ 27 / A Conan Doyle [underline].Some rubbing to extremities, cheap paper toned; very good. A curious personal item; Doyle's main residence from 1907 was Windlesham in Crowborough, East Sussex, where he lived until his death in 1930; indeed he passed away in bed at home, and was buried in the grounds. Throughout his life Doyle was a sportsman extraordinary, indulging in most games and doing well; clearly billiards was a favourite pastime and a table was installed at the house where informal competitions were held. This book prize, awarded in 1927, was almost certainly one of the author's own copies in a bespoke Oxford Street binding (commercial copies were cloth-bound with jacket), plucked from the Windlesham library shelves and inscribed as required. The book is a collection of adventure stories mostly taken from 'The Last Galley' although the final entry had not appeared in a book-form edition. Green and Gibson A55.

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        ULYSSES

      Selton, Connecticut: First Edition Library. First Edition. 8mo.; VG+; housed in grey cloth clamshell casing, spine has two dark green textplates with gilt lettering; a facsimile of the original 1922 printing; no creases, markings, or damage; in excellent condition, like new; shelved case 2. Dupont.

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        My Reminiscences of East Africa.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Ltd.,, [1922]. Octavo. Original deep purplish cloth professionally refurbished, gilt lettered spine. Portrait frontispiece, monochrome plates after Walter von Ruckteschell (von Lettow-Vorbeck's adjutant) and 22 maps. Spine slightly rolled and sunned, binding a little rubbed, light browning throughout, and some offset browning from the insertions, overall very good. Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and postcard signed, a portrait postcard signed, by von Lettow, two typed letters signed from Richard Meinertzhagen concerning his old antagonist. In addition, there is some penciled marginalia concerning troop sixes and dispositions. As follows: Front pastedown: signature of Robert J. Hyland, collector of East Africa Campaign material, dated 1946; mounted small newspaper clipping on occasion of LV's 90th birthday; another clipping from Illustrated London News, short death notice for LV dated Mar. 21, 1964 Front free endpaper, recto: mounted one page typed letter signed, from Richard Meinertzhagen to Hyland concerning his services in East Africa, "I know von Lettow is still alive. He is a first class man, intelligent and with great charm, a splendid soldier and was violently anti-Nazi" (dated 31, III, 1946, written employing Meinertzhagen's famous cursive typewriter). Front free endpaper, verso: one page autograph letter signed from L-V to Hyland, thanking Hyland for his letter, expressing willingness to meet when he "come(s) over to Germany", and a PS "kind regards to Dr. Paul Wolff" (dated 25-6-50). Half-title: 2 mounted clipped magazine portraits of Dr. Schnee & L-V (in campaign hat and uniform). Verso of half-title: mounted autograph postcard signed from L-V to Hyland, thanking him for a letter and telling him date when he will be at home (?1953). Verso of frontispiece portrait: mounted photo of L-V with his wife, Meinertzhagen and the latter's small son, Dan, captioned "Dan's first public appearance when General von Lettow-Vorbeck laid a wreath on the cenotaph at Whitehall 1929" (from Diary of a Black Sheep?). Recto of following blank: mounted portrait postcard of L-V in Schutztruppe uniform, signed in blue ink. Verso: mounted portrait photo of an elderly L-V in civilian clothing, seated, with massive East African Buffalo skull in lap, printed signature. Verso of title page: mounted typed letter signed from Meinertzhagen to Hyland, recalling Hyland's letters about L-V, where the latter is living, explaining that he had got L-V's pension restored, that he would be glad to meet with Hyland, that L-V "was violently anti-Hitler", and ironically that" the story of my life is already written in typescript in 60 volumes... I would make myself liable for hundreds of libel actions... there is much which I have not dared to relate as it would involve me in too many criminal prosecutions" (dated 5, II, 1950). Verso of preface: mounted one page typed letter signed from Konrad Heiden to Hyland, concerning L-V and his relationship to Hitler, " … socially and personally those people - i.e. former officers - and Nazis- used to hate each other like sin" (dated 12/12/46). Verso p.225: two mounted photos by Dobbertin (showing askaris in the field), clipped from magazines. Verso p.227: one image as above. Rear free endpaper, recto: mounted envelope addressed to Hyland containing two two-page typed letters signed from Paul M. Wolff M.D. of Dallas, Texas (envelope dated Nov. 9, 1950; earlier letter dated October 6, 1950), thanking Hyland for the letter and the greetings of his "old boss" L-V, which he had forwarded to Wolff. He tells Hyland that he will send him some of the books on East Africa that he had seen in his home, and tells him a bit about his role in Africa during WWI. The second letter (dated November 8 1950) responds to a list of ten questions Hyland had sent, in quite fascinating detail about his capture by the British. Wolff was a German medical officer on the S.S. Tabora, Deutsch-Ostafrika Lines before the outbreak of the war. He explains where he captured, interned as a POW, his treatment by the British, and much more, including details of L-V's character. Verso rear free and rear pastedown endpapers: mounted copy of articles from the Times. relating to L-V's visit to England in 1929. Loosely inserted group of bibliographic notes on books relating to the East African campaign. Lettow-Vorbeck (1870-1964) conducted one of the most extraordinary campaigns of the Great War. For four years, with a force that never exceeded about 14,000 (3,000 Germans and 11,000 Africans), he held in check a much larger force of 300,000 British, Belgian, and Portuguese troops. Essentially undefeated in the field, Lettow-Vorbeck was the only German commander to successfully invade imperial British soil during the First World War. His exploits in the campaign have been described by the American historian Edwin P. Hoyt as "the greatest single guerrilla operation in history, and the most successful" (The Germans Who Never Lost, 1968).

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        Collection des plus Beaux Numéros Comoedia Illustré et des Programmes consacrés aux Ballets & Galas Russes depuis le Début à Paris 1909-1921

      Paris: M. de Brunoff, 1922. Profusely illustrated with full-color covers, mounted and full-page plates, and photographs. 187 [of 188] leaves. Folio. Original cloth, with inlaid illustrated upper cover from "The Firebird" by Natalia Gontcharova. Covers and spine rubbed and soiled, internally fine, but lacking cover for Ballets Russes program from May 1921 featuring Picasso illustration on recto and verso. Bakst, Léon. Profusely illustrated with full-color covers, mounted and full-page plates, and photographs. 187 [of 188] leaves. Folio. An outstanding visual record of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Ida Rubinstein's Galas Russes in their most influential years, lavishly illustrated with the works of Bakst, Gontcharova, Larionov, Picasso, Matisse, Massine, Derain, and others. The collection is comprised of special issues of the theatrical periodical "Comoedia Illustré" and souvenir programs devoted to Ballets Russes and Rubinstein's Galas Russes for the seasons 1909-1921, with introductory letterpress text for each season by V. Svetloff. With splendid color and gilt illustrations of costume and set designs, as well as numerous photographic portraits of dancers and production artists. Bakst is the most frequently represented artist in the group; the illustration inlaid to the upper cover is by Natalia Gontcharova.

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        The World of Jean de Bosschère.

      (London): Fortune Press, (1922). One of 100 deluxe copies with a limited, signed color etching. Warmly inscribed by Jean de Bosschère, "with greetings of spiritual brotherhood." With a color frontispiece, twenty-one full-page plates printed in black & white and sanguine, and numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The volume opens with a letter from Paul Valéry written in response to de Bosschère's first works, which gave the young Belgian illustrator and poet the affirmation and confidence needed to pursue his career. The entire range of Jean de Bosschère's oeuvre is presented in this biography, bibliography, and tribute to the artist. Bound in quarter vellum and white cloth, gilt-titled to spine. T.e.g.

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        [Three maps:] The British Empire at Bay on the Western Front. A visualised map compiled by Albert Close [with:] Index to British War Cemeteries [with:] The Naval War Chart of the North Sea. Compiled by Albert Close.

      London: Edward Stanford, Ltd.,, 1922-23. Western Front map (folded 225 x 275 mm, unfolded 1085 x 1110 mm), coloured and illustrated, dissected into 30 panels and linen-backed,, scale 1:200,000; Cemeteries map (folded 245 x 85 mm, unfolded 960 x 725 mm); Naval map (folded 225 x 168 mm, unfolded 1330 x 990 mm), illustrated, dissected into 36 panels and linen-backed, scale 1:500,000. Housed in two later black grained card library slipcases. Neat library stamps and holograph pressmarks of Brighton Public Libraries on versos. All in remarkably good condition. A group of three very scarce, imposing and fascinating maps, the principal two covering in remarkable detail the complexities of the Great War on the Western Front and in the North Sea, compiled by the Canadian-born cartographer Albert Close. The Western Front map (dated 15 January 1923 and November 1923) – published as a companion piece to the Naval War Chart - carries the sub-title "from confidential maps used at British Headquarters in France and Belgium and from Official Despatches". Stanford's blurb explains that "this is the first map published showing the tremendous German forces massed on the whole British Front, and the actual British forces opposing them on Mar. 21st, 1918. These confidential British and German maps have been kept secret until now. Hundreds of Officers who were in various Divisions all over the Western Front have critically examined this new Map, and confirm its accuracy, especially the lines on March 21st, 1918, and Haig's perilous shortage of Reserves". Intriguingly, Close has chosen as his focus not the Allied breakthrough of August–November 1918 but the positions at 21 March, the date of the opening of "Operation Michael", the German Spring Offensive which threw the British Army into disarray. The Fifth Army, under Sir Hubert Gough, bore the shock of this attack and its "organized battle of retreat" (ODNB) is memorialised on the map ("Fifth Army bore the brunt of the mightiest assault in military history… their cemeteries of dead testify to their stubborn valour in the face of overwhelming odds"). Early and later offensives are noted, including "Foch's great counter attack July 18th 1918" at the Second Battle of the Marne. The map carries glowing press reviews and encomiums from senior British officers Sir John Davidson, Gough, and Lord Byng and includes army-level dispositions, portraits of the leading commanders, losses at various battles, memorials, quotes and illustrations of battle scenes (such as "tank smashing through a machine gun nest"). The war cemeteries maps focusses on the Ypres–Somme battles. The naval map (dated 15 March and "3rd Edition April 1922") is included in the Library of Congress online exhibition "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I". It includes a plan of the Battle of Jutland, "principal mine-fields, Zepps destroyed, position of German submarines sunk and naval battles". The Spectator review described it as "ingenious and accurate". There is little information about the cartographer Albert Close; we know that he was based in Ilford, Essex (the Western Front map was printed by Hayden of Ilford Hill). Before the Great War he specialized in charts for fishermen (Close's Orkney and Shetland Sailing Directions for Fishermen, Close's Fishermen's Pilot round the British Isles) and in 1921 Stanford published his Handy Wheel House Chart Book. He also specialized in the history of the Spanish Armada (1588) and managed to work this in to his naval map. "Albert Close… was particularly vehemently anti-Catholic, for example, England was saved by a Divine Hand and the defeat of the Armada was 'a great sermon preached to the Popish and Protestant nations'" (Eugene L. Rasor, English/British Naval History to 1815: A Guide to the Literature, 2004, p. 93). Decidedly scarce: Western Front: Copac cites copies at only three British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Scotland, Oxford); War Cemeteries: British Library and Imperial War Museum only (but also National Maritime Museum), not on OCLC; North Sea: not on Copac or OCLC (but we have located copies at the NMM and Library of Congress). These painstaking, densely mapped charts, were a remarkable labour of love and give an exceptional overview of the key areas of British commitment in the Great War.

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        Babbitt.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922.(). 8vo. 401 pp. Very Good, Blue Decorative Cloth with minimal sun-fading, minor stains, rubbing, & edge wear on boards; stains on edges of text block; some shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle; bookplate of previous owner inside back cover. Review by Chester Rowell tipped in on FFEP. First Edition: First State.

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        My Reminiscences of East Africa.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Ltd., [1922] - Octavo. Original deep purplish cloth professionally refurbished, gilt lettered spine. Spine slightly rolled and sunned, binding a little rubbed, light browning throughout, and some offset browning from the insertions, overall very good. Portrait frontispiece, monochrome plates after Walter von Ruckteschell (von Lettow-Vorbeck's adjutant) and 22 maps. Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and postcard signed, a portrait postcard signed, by von Lettow, two typed letters signed from Richard Meinertzhagen concerning his old antagonist. In addition, there is some penciled marginalia concerning troop sixes and dispositions. As follows: Front pastedown: signature of Robert J. Hyland, collector of East Africa Campaign material, dated 1946; mounted small newspaper clipping on occasion of LV's 90th birthday; another clipping from Illustrated London News, short death notice for LV dated Mar. 21, 1964 Front free endpaper, recto: mounted one page typed letter signed, from Richard Meinertzhagen to Hyland concerning his services in East Africa, "I know von Lettow is still alive. He is a first class man, intelligent and with great charm, a splendid soldier and was violently anti-Nazi" (dated 31, III, 1946, written employing Meinertzhagen's famous cursive typewriter). Front free endpaper, verso: one page autograph letter signed from L-V to Hyland, thanking Hyland for his letter, expressing willingness to meet when he "come(s) over to Germany", and a PS "kind regards to Dr. Paul Wolff" (dated 25-6-50). Half-title: 2 mounted clipped magazine portraits of Dr. Schnee & L-V (in campaign hat and uniform). Verso of half-title: mounted autograph postcard signed from L-V to Hyland, thanking him for a letter and telling him date when he will be at home (?1953). Verso of frontispiece portrait: mounted photo of L-V with his wife, Meinertzhagen and the latter's small son, Dan, captioned "Dan's first public appearance when General von Lettow-Vorbeck laid a wreath on the cenotaph at Whitehall 1929" (from Diary of a Black Sheep?). Recto of following blank: mounted portrait postcard of L-V in Schutztruppe uniform, signed in blue ink. Verso: mounted portrait photo of an elderly L-V in civilian clothing, seated, with massive East African Buffalo skull in lap, printed signature. Verso of title page: mounted typed letter signed from Meinertzhagen to Hyland, recalling Hyland's letters about L-V, where the latter is living, explaining that he had got L-V's pension restored, that he would be glad to meet with Hyland, that L-V "was violently anti-Hitler", and ironically that" the story of my life is already written in typescript in 60 volumes. I would make myself liable for hundreds of libel actions. there is much which I have not dared to relate as it would involve me in too many criminal prosecutions" (dated 5, II, 1950). Verso of preface: mounted one page typed letter signed from Konrad Heiden to Hyland, concerning L-V and his relationship to Hitler, " socially and personally those people - i.e. former officers - and Nazis- used to hate each other like sin" (dated 12/12/46). Verso p.225: two mounted photos by Dobbertin (showing askaris in the field), clipped from magazines. Verso p.227: one image as above. Rear free endpaper, recto: mounted envelope addressed to Hyland containing two two-page typed letters signed from Paul M. Wolff M.D. of Dallas, Texas (envelope dated Nov. 9, 1950; earlier letter dated October 6, 1950), thanking Hyland for the letter and the greetings of his "old boss" L-V, which he had forwarded to Wolff. He tells Hyland that he will send him some of the books on East Africa that he had seen in his home, and tells him a bit about his role in

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        Ogni sviatogo Dominika: p'esa [The Fires of St. Dominic]

      Berlin: Knigoizdatel'stvo "Slovo", 1922. Octavo (19.5 × 14.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Aleksandr Arnshtam; 58, [2] pp. About very good; occasional light soil to corners; rear wrapper somewhat creased. First edition of Russian modernist and dystopian writer Evgenii Zamyatin's play, which is set in sixteenth-century Spain during the Inquisition. Zamyatin returned to Russia shortly before the October Revolution after working abroad for many years, and he wrote numerous short stories during the following years, as well as teaching courses on Russian literature. By the early 1920s he was one of the most well-known but also controversial writers. The present work, Zamyatin's only play, was recognized by contemporaries as an allegory of the Soviet Cheka, or secret police. A short preface to the work notes that "Those who were convinced of their infallibility decided to drive all who disobeyed into their paradise by means of weapons and bonfires." Completed in 1920, the work was first published in 1922 by the Berlin émigré publishing house "Slovo" ("The Word"). A number of reviews took note of its anti-Soviet pathos and helped set off the long-running campaign against Zamyatin, who only left the Soviet Union in 1931, after personally petitioning Stalin for permission. With attractive drawn wrappers by Alexander Arnstam, a noted artist and graphic designer who had left Russia for Berlin in 1921. Savine 04597.

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        Architecture of Robert & James Adam 1758-1794 (Two Volumes)

      London: Country Life, 1922. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good None. Two volumes complete, large folio (15" X 12"). 344 and 361 pages plus 100 appendix and index pages. pale green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece in Volume II, profusely illustrated with about 700 b&w illustrations, plans and drawings. Clean, bright set. Record # 408786

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        Men I'm Not Married To [issued dos-a-dos with] Women I'm Not Married To.

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922 - Duodecimo, two titles bound dos-a-dos as issued. Original beige boards, titles and illustration in brown. With the dust jacket. Housed in a cloth slipcase. A near-fine copy, with the dust jacket bearing only tiny chips or splits to the ends and corners. First edition, first printing, a superb copy of Parker's scarce first book, inscribed by Parker, signed by Adams, and in the rare dust jacket. Men/Women I'm Not Married To was the first publication of New York satirist and poet Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), a collection of witty short stories published back-to-back with stories by Parker's fellow Algonquin Round Table co-founder, the columnist Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960). Parker's wry inscription reads, "To John Stuart Groves - this bit of a past that I thought blessedly forgotten - with best wishes from the far-from-proud author, Dorothy Parker, March, 1941". Groves was a book collector and had evidently sought out Parker with this copy of her first book, which is a considerable rarity inscribed. The Algonquin Round Table were a group of New York wits who met for daily lunches at the Algonquin Hotel for ten years from 1919 to 1929, and disseminated their wisecracks across the nation through the newspaper columns of the members. Notable figures associated with the Algonquin were Noel Coward, Edna Ferber, and Harpo Marx. We can trace no other inscribed copies of this title in auction records. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sense and Sensibility: With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs and Illustrations by Chris Hammond.

      London George Allen 1922 - First edition in this form, 8vo., sixty-two full page and vignette engravings by Chris Hammond, modern full navy blue morocco, maroon lettering pieces, Japanese endpapers and all edges gilt, a fine example of this highly desirable illustrated edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gullivers Reise ins Land der Riesen. Eine Reise nach Brobdingnag. Nach dem Englischen des Jonathan Swift. Mit 25 Originallithographien von Lovis Corinth.

      Berlin, Propyläen, 1922. . Nr. 156 von 175 Exemplaren der VORZUGSAUSGABE mit vorn eingebundener, von Corinth signierter Original-Radierung auf Japan und mit seiner Signatur im Druckvermerk (GA: 400). Die Lithographien wurden von Hermann Birkholz auf der Handpresse abgezogen, die Einbände nach Entwürfen von Hugo Steiner-Prag gefertigt.- Rücken im Deckelfalzbereich mit zwei winzigen Nachdunklungen, Vortitel m. wenigen Fingerfleckchen.Lesebändchen liegt lose bei. - Erfreulich gutes Exemplar

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        Japanese Fairy Tales. [The Boy Who Drew Cats, The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling, Chin Chin Kobakama, The Goblin Spider, The Fountain of Youth Printed in color by hand from Japanese wood blocks.

      - With the original tissue sleeves well-preserved! N.d., but the last of the titles, "The Fountain of Youth", was issued in 1922, and so we would date the set to the early 1920s. 19.5 by 14 cm. Cloth Chemise, with bone stays or fasteners [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Worst Journey in The World

      London: Constable and Company Limited, , 1922. Antarctic 1910–1913. 2 volumes, octavo. Original mid-blue cloth, title gilt to spines and front covers. Coloured frontispiece with tissue-guard to each and 4 other coloured plates in all, 43 black and white plates, 10 folding panoramas, 5 maps, 4 of them folding. Bookplate and two pencil inscriptions to pastedown of volume I. Slight bumping to head and foot of spines, spines slightly faded, spine of volume I lightly rubbed, slight white marking to rear covers, endpapers browned, half-titles lightly foxed, 2 of the maps in volume II have been folded in a way that they slightly overhang the rest of the text block. A very good set. First edition of "the finest polar narrative ever written," an account of Scott's last expedition. This set in the "library" issue in blue cloth, rather than Cherry-Garrard's preferred "Polar" binding of cloth-backed boards, the present binding considered by Renard to be "in many respects the most desirable," and to be "significantly scarcer than the previous [issue]" by Rosove. "Cherry-Garrard seems an unlikely hero of Antarctic exploration, but he has achieved that status largely through this book … a young but wealthy patrician, near-sighted and frail, he paid his way onto the crew as an assistant zoologist, but performed splendidly in many harrowing situations" (Books on Ice). The "worst journey" referred to in the title is not "Scott's ill-fated rendezvous with death", but the earlier Ross Island Winter Journey, from Cape Evans to the penguin colony at Cape Crozier, with Edward Wilson and Henry "Birdie" Bowers. Both of his companions on this trip were to die on the Southern Journey with Scott, Cherry-Garrard being with the last group sent back before the final assault on the South Pole, he was also sent to rendezvous with the returning party of Scott and his four companions, and was the discoverer of the tent and their frozen bodies. The book is widely regarded as the masterpiece of polar exploration.

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        Beggar's Opera, The

      London: Daniel O'Connor, 1922. "Whore and Rogue They Call Husband And Wife: All Professions Be-Rogue One Another" In A Fine Art Deco 'Inlaid' Binding [ART DECO BINDING]. GAY, John. The Beggar's Opera. With an introduction by Oswald Doughty... twenty-eight plates in collotype and a facsimile title of the first edition. London: Daniel O'Connor, 1922. Extra-illustrated by the insertion of four early engravings mounted on card. Large octavo (10 9/16 x 7 1/4 inches; 268 x 184 mm.). xxxiv, viii, 99, 91, imprint) pp. Title pages printed in red and black, twenty-four illustrations and plates together with an additional four early engravings mounted on card. Bound in the 'Art Deco' style ca. 1922. Full brown morocco, front cover with a double-ruled gilt border enclosing gilt dots, in turn surrounding an inlaid dark green morocco frame richly decorated with gilt leaves and vines and each corner with four inlaid cream morocco flowers. In the center is a rectangular panel, double-ruled in gilt and lettered "The Beggars Opera by John Gay". Above and below this panel are gilt leaves and vines and six inlaid red morocco flowers. Lower cover with double-ruled gilt border enclosing gilt dots, enclosing two inlaid dark green morocco frames ruled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt in a floral design with four inlaid red morocco flowers. Lettered in gilt in two compartments, gilt decorated board-edges, and wide turn-ins with elaborate gilt flowers and stems. Brown watered silk liners and end-leaves, all edges gilt. With the book-plates of "HB" and "Jeffrey Stern" on verso of front free end-paper. Minimal wear to watered silk end-leaves otherwise near fine. Although unsigned, there is a small pencil notation on a front blank leaf "Designed and hand tooled by H. Brown. Forwarded by A. Warnock". We contacted Jeffrey Stern (a UK Antiquarian Bookseller) to ask if he had made the pencil note regarding H. Brown or A. Warnock - but alas it was so many years ago that he could not remember. In our opinion this binding was most certainly not done by an amateur - it has certain features which suggest the work of Alfred De Sauty who was working in London up to 1925. His London bindings were sometimes unsigned. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay. The tale of Peachum, thief-taker and informer, conspiring to send the dashing and promiscuous highwayman Macheath to the gallows, became the theatrical sensation of the eighteenth century. In The Beggar's Opera, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Gay's highly original depiction of the thieves, informers, prostitutes and highwaymen thronging the slums and prisons of the corrupt London underworld proved brilliantly successful in exposing the dark side of a corrupt and jaded society. The Beggar's Opera premiered at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre on 29 January 1728 and ran for 62 consecutive performances, the longest run in theatre history up to that time (after 146 performances of Robert Cambert's Pomone in Paris in 1671). The work became Gay's greatest success and has been played ever since; it has been called "the most popular play of the eighteenth century." In 1920, The Beggar's Opera began an astonishing revival run of 1,463 performances at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, which was one of the longest runs in history for any piece of musical theatre at that time. John Gay (1685-1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

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        The Fortieth A Record of the 40th Battalion, AIF

      Hobart, John Vail, Government Printer, for the 40th Battalion Association, 1922. Octavo, viii, 248 pages plus a frontispiece and 12 folding maps at the rear (numbered 1-10, 10a, and 11). Red cloth with decorative lettering and an illustration printed in white ink on the front cover (with some loss to the white ink, as often); cloth lightly marked and a little scuffed (confined mainly to the rear cover); plain spine sunned; light wear to the extremities; edges and the leading margin of the last few leaves a little foxed; small stain to the top corner of all edges, bleeding very slightly into some margins at the corner tip; acidic endpapers offset; trifling signs of use; overall a very good copy. The front flyleaf is inscribed and signed by the author to Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Thomas Paterson, Commanding Officer of the 39th Battalion, and the author of that battalion's history. 'Dear Colonel Paterson, I would be honored by your acceptance of this unpretentious volume, in remembrance of the brotherhood that existed between the 39th and 40th Battalions, and also of our personal regard for yourself. Yours very sincerely, F.C. Green.' Dornbusch 314; Fielding and O'Neill, page 229; Trigellis-Smith 238.

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        Jacob's Room

      Richmond: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1922. First edition, 1,200 copies printed. 290, 14 [ad] pp. 8vo. Original yellow cloth, cream printed paper label on spine. Pages clean and fresh, some soiling to cloth, very good plus. Without the scarce dust-jacket.Housed in a custom morocco-backed box. First edition, 1,200 copies printed. 290, 14 [ad] pp. 8vo. First edition of Woolf's breakthrough third novel, about the life of Jacob Flanders and his death in the First World War. The work was "recognized, in its stunningly mischievous ellipses and its often absent protagonist, as a new development in the art of fiction; it was hailed by friends such as T.S. Eliot ('you have freed yourself from any compromise between the traditional novel and your original gift') and attacked by, for example, John Middleton Murry for its lack of plot ... From this time onwards Woolf was regarded as one of the principal exponents of modernism" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Kirkpatrick A6a

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        Industry Map of Los Angeles Harbor and Vicinity, Los Angeles County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1922, rev. 1930.(). Blueline print, 36" x 72", red and green pencil indicating switching limits. From Point Fermin to Hill Street and Loma Avenue, and Pacific Ocean to Wilmington District. Includes Long Beach Harbor, Diversion Channel, Long Beach, Thenard, San Pedro District. With Index to Industries, 220 listings indexed by number to map. Scale 1" = 800'.

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        LE MIE PRIGIONI

      SEI, 1922. ITALIANO 0,4 II edizione interamente rifusa con illustrazioni di luoghi e di persone, introduzione e commento storico di Federico Ravello, ritratto del Pellico all'antiporta, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e con fioriture sparse, con rari segni a matita ed alcuni con inchiostro nero, rilegatura in mezza pelle, con piatti cartonati e con lievi tracce d'uso, dorso con titoli d'oro ed alcune piccole abrasioni USATO

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        The Glimpses of the Moon.

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1922. First edition of Wharton's sweeping epic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Contemporary name to the front pastedwon, near fine in a near dust jacket with light wear and closed tears to the extremities. Uncommon in this condition. Set in the 1920s, The Glimpses of the Moon details the romantic misadventures of Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, a couple with the right connections but not much in the way of funds. They devise a shrewd bargain: they'll marry and spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, honeymooning in their mansions and villas. As Susy explains, "We should really, in a way, help more than hamper each other. We both know the ropes so well; what one of us didn't see the other might -- in the way of opportunities, I mean." The other part of the plan states that if either one of them meets someone who can advance them socially, they're each free to dissolve the marriage. It was made into a silent film of the same name in 1923, but this is now lost.

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        Von verschiedenen Ebenen

      Berlin 1922 - Von verschiedenen Ebenen. Bln., F. Gurlitt, 1922. Kl.-Fol. 40 Bll., 67 Initialen und Illustrationen von A. Kubin, davon 18 ganzseitig, 4 lith. Tafeln mit Bleistift signiert. Illustr. handkolor. Ohlwd. Raabe 181: »Einmalige Vorzugsausgabe.« – Eines von 400 (ges. 500) num. Ex. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Recht wohnet beim Überwältiger = [Right Is with the Strongest.]

      Berlin: Malik -Verlag, 1922.(). Photolithograph from Die Raüber portfolio. Edition of 100. Impressions on paper watermarked Flinsch. 50 x 38 cm. Sheet 84 x 47 cm. Signed in pencil. Small piece missing from lower left corner. Dückers, no. M V,9. (This is the print that is reproduced on the dust jacket of the Dückers catalogue.)

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        Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Band I-II-III

      HELLER, Agnes (Budapest, 1929), 1922. Band I: Technisches zur herstellung der teppiche - Von der asthetik des Orientteppichs - Die verwendung der Orientteppiche im innenraum - Uber die behandlung und das reparieren der teppiche - Ratschlage fur das studium und den einkauf von teppichen - Hinweise auf das sammeln von teppichen und alterskennzsichen - Zur entstehung der Islamitischen kunst - Zur geschichte des Islam bis zum ende der Mongolenherrschaft - Zur neuzeitlichrn geschicjhte Persiens - Zur neuzeitlichrn geschicjhte Turkei -Zur vorgeschichte des knupfteppichs - Die teppichzentren / Edizione composta di tre volumi sulla storia e la cultura del tappeto orientale. Il primo volume contiene il testo e alcune illustrazioni in bianco e nero, XXI tavole f.t. a colori protette da velina e una mappa ripiegata. Il secondo e terzo volume contengono 120 tavole con illustrazioni a colori applicate dei diversi tipi di tappeti con le relative specifiche e informazioni (tappeti dell'Asia minore, Caucaso, Persia del Nord, Persia Centrale, Persia del Sud e Sud-ovest, Persia orientale, Repubblica Transcapiana, Turkestan orientale, Cina). 8vo (cm 26x26). pp. XVI-228 + tavole. . Molto buono (Very Good). Copertine leggermente sporche (Lightly soiled cover). . .

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        Peter Whiffle His Life And Works

      New York: Alfred A Knopf(1922). 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, 10, 20, NF/VG

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        [I.] Wiener Kindergraphik. Sonderabdruck aus den \"Graphischen Künsten\", Wien 1922.

      Wien, -, 1922. ca. 40,5 x 30,5 cm. 20 S. OBrosch. Mit dem Beitrag von Arpad Weixlgärtner \"Kindergraphik. Arbeiten von Schülern der von Professor Franzt Cizek geleiteten Jugendklasse an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule\". - Ebd. m. Randläsuren, Gbrsp. - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen von den Schülern und der Titelillustration von Gretl Hanus. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

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        Shackleton.

      London: Mills & Boon Ltd.,, 1922. A Memory. Octavo. Original blue cloth lettered in blue on spine and front board, bottom edges. With the dust jacket depicting the Endurance stuck in ice. Contemporary ownership inscription to half-title. Spine rolled, a few spots to edges, contents toned, contemporary newspaper clippings mounted to front pastedown, verso of the front free, and to blanks between the text and advertisement leaves, front free with slight residue from the removal of another clipping. A very good, bright copy in the dust jacket with a toned spine slightly chipped at the head, a very small hole to the front joint, and a few shallow nicks to joint-ends. First and only edition, first impression, of the first posthumous memoir of Shackleton, published in controversial circumstances in March 1922, just two months after the explorer's death. Begbie (1871-1929), a journalist, children's author and religious writer, met Shackleton between the Endurance and Quest expeditions, and based his account on conversations with the explorer and those who knew him, recording Shackleton's thoughts on the Endurance expedition not recorded in South (1919). Shackleton's widow Emily was in the midst of arranging a biography with William Heinemann when she received a copy of Begbie's book and was incensed, "likely over the usurpation of publishing priority, and certainly over some of Begbie's facts and whether he was sufficiently acquainted with Shackleton" (Rosove); his account is nonetheless a "lyrical, romantic, mythic word portrait of the word portrait of the great explorer, the kind still widely held and cherished by Shackleton's admirers today" (ibid.) Rare in the dust jacket.

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        Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis

      A. Barion Editore - Milano, 1922. ITALIANO 0,06 Tascabile degli anni '20 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, foro, bordo consumato con strappetti e lacerazioni, punte poco sollevate ed usurate, accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, segni di piccole bruciature su prime pagine. USATO

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        The Waste Land, in the The Criterion

      London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1922. RARE FIRST PRINTING of one of the cornerstones of twentieth-century literature; one of only 600 copies printed. "Assembled out of dramatic vignettes based on Eliot's London life, The Waste Land's extraordinary intensity stems from a sudden fusing of diverse materials into a rhythmic whole of great skill and daring. Though it would be forced into the mold of an academic set piece on the order of Milton's Lycidas, The Waste Land was at first correctly perceived as a work of jazzlike syncopation--and, like 1920s jazz, essentially iconoclastic. A poem suffused with Eliot's horror of life, it was taken over by the postwar generation as a rallying cry for its sense of disillusionment" (American National Biography).This appearance in the inaugural issue of The Criterion, a journal created and edited by Eliot himself, preceded both the book edition and the printing in the American magazine The Dial.In: The Criterion Volume 1, No. 1. London: R. Cobden-Sanderson, October, 1922. Octavo, original printed wrappers; remnants of original glassine; custom box. With rare subscription form for The Criterion laid in. A few spots of soiling to wrappers, edges a little rough. An exceptionally nice copy. RARE. Very Good.

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        Ulysses. (First edition, 1/150).

      Paris, Shakespeare & Company, 1922. 26.5 x 20.9 cm. Rebound in black cloth with gilt spine title. Upper sea blue cover preserved. (10), 736 p. Famously "Printed for Sylvia Beach by Maurice Darantiere at Dijon, France" in 1000 numbered copies. 1st edition. Corners bumped, boards a bit slanted. Bookplate. Slightly trimmed for binding. Some browning and little traces of reading.l One of 150 numbered copies of the deluxe version on Arches paper. A monument, the most influential book of modern age, with a sturdy contemporary binding. A very readable quarto book. Nice modernist bookplate of Léon Gillain (1910-1977), an engineer, with a photo of a bookcase. Gillain's modest signature in pencil on the title page. This is a variant copy: one sheet has been included twice in the binding: p. 1/2 and 7/8 (no pages missing)! Slocum A17.

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        Cornelio Nipote - Le vite recate in italiano ed annotate col testo a fronte da Carlo Canilli

      G. C. Sansoni Edotore - Firenze, 1922. INTERLINGUE 0,1 Tascabile degli anni '20 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, bordo e punte poco consumati, fioritura sparsa, firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore e frontespizio, tagli bruniti con accenno di barbe, macchia su quello concavo, pagine con marginalia. Fa parte della collana Piccola biblioteca per la diffusione degli studi classici. Nuova tiratura. Solo Tomo I. Lingue: Italiano, Latino a fronte. USATO

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        STITCH STITCH: THE LUCIE ATTWELL NEEDLEWORK BOOK

      - (ATTWELL,MABEL LUCIE)illus. STITCH STITCH: THE LUCIE ATTWELL NEEDLEWORK BOOK. Dundee & Lond.: Valentine [1922]. 6 3/4 x 9", stiff pictorial card covers, light edge rubbing, VG+. Illustrated in color and line by Attwell including the Boo Boos and fairies. Lacks the iron-on patterns, but includes the various colored threads and the needles (behind the back flap) that the reader can use to make hankies, bags or other fabric objects. Charming color illustrations on every page by Attwell. Rare.

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        Ramuntcho. Gravures sur bois en camaïeu et en noir par J.-B. Vettiner.

      - Lyon, Cercle lyonnais du Livre (impr. Protat Frères, Macon), 1922. In-4, (8)-245-(1) pp., broché, couverture rempliée (coiffes légèrement jaunies). Tirage limité à seulement 149 exemplaires. Bel exemplaire, de Georges Calmann-Lévy. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Fantasia of the Unconscious

      NY: Thomas Seltzer, 1922. First edition. Follow-up to Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious, this was the book that was partially responsible for rekindling the friendship between Lawrence and John Middleton Murry. The American edition of this work contains an Epilogue that was omitted from the English edition. Spine gilt a trifle dull, as is common, small stain to lower rear endpaper and paste-down, also affecting rear panel and flap of d/w. Overall, a nearly fine copy in the scarce d/w, which is slightly chipped and soiled. (Roberts A22).

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        Entscheidungen des österr. Obersten Gerichtshofes in Zivil- und Justizverwaltungssachen. Veröffentlicht von seinen Mitgliedern. Enthält: Bde. 1 - 69, Jgg. 1919 - 1996/1. Fehlend: Bd. 48, Jg. 1975.

      Wien: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei 1922 - 1997. Verschiedene Einbände (39 Bde. in KunstLdr., 21 Bde. in Hln, 18 Bde. in Ln) 8°, , 69 Bde. in 78 Bde. + 2 Indexbde., Zusätzlich 2 Indexbde. in Hln. für die Bde. 1 - 40, Jgg. 1919 - 1967. - Ab Bd. 60, Jg. 1987 in je 2 Halbbänden erschienen. - Titel später geändert zu: Entscheidungen des österreichischen Obersten Gerichtshofes in Zivilsachen. - Rücken lädiert. Bibliotheksexemplare, deshalb mehrfach gestempelt und mit Etiketten. Teilweise mit Gebrauchsspuren. Nicht eingehend kollationiert. Foto auf Anfrage. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zivilrecht / Rechtsgeschichte, Österreich,

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        Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers (incorporated). Volume 10 (1922), Volume 11 (1923), Volume 12 (1924), 13 (1925), 14 (1926), 15/1 and 15/2 (1927).

      Published by the Institute of Radio Engineers, New York 1922-1927. - 500 - 700 Seiten je Band S. zahlreichen Abbildungen, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8400 8°, marmoriertes Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Einband in selbstklebende transparente Schutzfolie eingeschlagen, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ausgesondert)mehrfach gestempelt, Vorsatz, Titel und Inhaltsv3erzeichnis von Band 10 (1922) mit Randbeschädigungen (kein Textverlust!), papier geringfügig gebräunt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, 6 Volumes in 7 Volumes, (6 Jahresbände in 7 Bänden),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Archive]: Organized Crime

      Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, 1922. Very Good. A collection of ephemera following gangster Eddie Egan's life in organized crime before it ended with his death in 1926. All items are very good or better with some age toning and tears. A small archive of items relating to mobster Eddie Egan in the 1920s compiled by his wife, Ethel. Egan worked for the Mob in the 1920s and was primarily based in Chicago, but also worked in New York and Los Angeles. He was a noted gambler and died prematurely in 1926 in a shooting presumably at the hands of a rival gangster. The archive includes 8 letters, business cards, newspaper clippings, and telegrams related to Egan's career in organized crime. Egan had ties with Mob Kingpin, Arnold Rothstein a boss he worked for out of New York who makes appearances in the archive as "Rothstein" and "Mr. R." A letter from 1922 to Eddie reads, "tell Mr. R that I think I can get things in shape to "grab" it if he likes, but I don't want him to talk to anybody about it, because there are other people well acquainted with the race horse game, and then I couldn't get it." The letter also says, "tell Rothstein I can't do anything because I don't know what to do, but am willing to help anyway I can." The same correspondence requests the address for Abe Attell, the boxer and mob associate known to have helped "fix" the 1919 White Sox Baseball World Series. Other known mobsters include William R. Johnson aka "Big Bill Johnson" the "reputed overlord of Chicago gambling." A letter to Egan from Johnson dated 1925 discusses a trial and leaving the country to avoid prosecution. The letter is vague, as most organized crime members kept details to themselves. One line reads, "well pal about that other stuff we where [sic] talking about that transfer has not come up as yet but it is expected in the next week or ten days so I don't want you to think that I forgot my promise." After Egan's death Johnson sent Ethel Egan, Eddie's widow, $500 by telegram with a note that read, "my heartfelt sympathy." Another letter written to Ethel from a gangster, Bernie Chapman, discusses the trial of her husband's killers. "They had the trial today and they both pleaded guilty. The one that did the shooting got life and the other one from 5 years to life. There was very little to it. It certainly was a terrible blow to us all when it happened especially yourself -- but time heals all wounds and we just have to make the best of it." Another note written to Ethel from a mob associate asks her for money owned to him by Eddie and a missing ring. Other items include business cards from various steak houses in Chicago, race forms, a membership card from Los Angeles' Jonathan Club, and newspaper clippings including one of Josephine Baker which shows step by step instructions for the "Conga."An interesting collection of organized crime related material from the 1920s.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      New York: np, 1922. First edition. Very Good. HOUDINI, PRAISING "DOGGED DETERMINATION" AND "STICK-TO-IT-IVNESS", OFFERS HIS ADVICE ON THE SECRET TO SUCCESS. The letter, responding to a request by an American teacher S.D. Green to offer inspiring words to his students, is typed on Houdini's letterhead and singed in ink "Houdini". It reads in full: 278 W. 113th St. New York, N.Y. October 6, 1922. Mr. S. D. Green, Department of Business Instruction, Trenton, N. J. Dear Sir: - Just returned from Boston where I have been appearing in person with my latest production "The Man from Beyond", therefore my apparent procrastination in answering your letter of Sept. 18. You ask me to inspire a double quartette of boys to do better work in school, to be better citizens in the business world. What could be a better example than your "stick-to-itveness" [sic] in having written three letters until you pugnaciousness has caused me to write this letter. The one great way to succeed in the world is to make up your mind to do certain things, go after them and get them and if they follow your example, they must succeed. I have had a young man come into my office for five months. There was nothing for him to do but last night I had to rush him per special automobile to get the Wolverine express to get in Detroit in time. Had he not possessed the dogged determination to get a position in this field he would have been entirely forgotten. Trust that the boys will look upon this example right in their midst as a far better example than going abroad and looking for the bluebird. Regards, Sincerely yours, [Signed] Houdini HH:JS Houdini was famous for insisting that he didn't have any special talents or magical abilities, but that his success was the product of intense hard work and practice. In an oft-quoted passage from a 1918 interview in American Magazine, he explains: "You must not think for one moment that these things came easy to me; that I have done them because, for instance, I have 'double joints,' as they are called. I have only to look at the mirror to see the results of the hard, grueling work I have gone through. The constant mental and physical strain has turned my hair gray; and, at forty-six, I look ten years older than I really am... No one except myself can appreciate how I have to work at this job every single day, never letting up for a moment... In each tow where I play I hire an empty stable, or loft, or room, and here I put in hours upon hours of study and experiment. But when I have perfected a thing after weeks and months of study and practice, there is a sense of satisfaction I cannot describe...." Written at the height of his fame, the letter to Mr. Green underscores Houdini's deeply-held belief in hard work and dedication. Note: "The Man from Beyond," which Houdini mentions in the first sentence of the letter was a silent movie he starred in; it opened a few months earlier in April 1922. WITH: A subsequent typed letter signed to Mr. Green from 1924 reading: Dear Mr. Green: -     Your letter was mixed up with a bunch of mail. Came to light this morning. You have my permission to use the letter written to you by me on October 6, 1922, for the purpose stated in your letter. Will you kindly change the tautology in the fourth paragraph where I say "to get the Wolverine Express, to get to Detroit". Trusting you will attend to this. Sincerely yours, [Signed] Houdini HH:JS Main letter: One sheet of 8x10.5 inch letterhead with Houdini's image on the top left. New York: October 6, 1922. Usual folds; fine condition with very strong Houdini signature. Subsequent letter: 5.5 x 8.5 inch sheet letterhead, usual folds. A RARE LETTER REVEALING AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF HOUDINI'S PHILOSOPHY.

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        Caprichos De Goya 3 getreue Nachbildungen in Lichtdruck

      1922 - Caprichos De Goya 3 getreue Nachbildungen in Lichtdruck-Valerian von Loga-1922-Ejemplar 417 de 500. Encuadernación de tapa blanda, con desperfectos. Contiene 83 láminas en heliograbado. Medidas: 30 cm x 20 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poster Design; A Critical Study of the Development of the Poster in Continental Europe, England and America

      NY: George W. Bricka, 1922. New and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Orig. maroon cloth, front cover paper label. Very good. 370 pages. 27 x 20 cm. Sixty-five color reproductions and 150 monotone illustrations: all are tipped-in, printed recto only. First edition, 1912, with this, the preferred edition containing a plethora of posters from World War I when the medium achieved perhaps its greatest flowering. Frank Brangwyn dropped all other work and devoted all his time to making war posters. Index. Chipping backstrip head, slight nicks to foot.

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