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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]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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      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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dietrich Schneider-Henn]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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). . .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        Typed Letter Signed

      New York: np, 1922. First edition. nb. Very Good. A VIRTUAL MANIFESTO OF ROOSEVELT'S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY WRITTEN AT A CRITICAL MOMENT IN HIS CAREER. The letter, responding to a request by an American teacher S.D. Green to offer inspiring words to his students, is typed on Roosevelt's "Emmet, Marvin & Roosevelt" law firm stationery, and reads in full: October 3, 1922 My dear Sir:     I am glad to send a message to the young men and young women who are training for business under your supervision in the Senior High School of Trenton. I think I will pass on to them a remark made to me many years' ago by James Bryce, author of the "American Commonwealth", at the time he was Ambassador in Washington. He said, "America will continue to keep on prospering and growing in greatness if its people will continue first, to take an interest in their fellow-citizens of every kind, and secondly, to place public good ahead of private gain." In this day and generation we run the danger of living too narrowly in our own little corner, - of thinking only in terms of our own business, and our own personal friends. The man or woman who has an understanding of the point of view of those in other spheres of activity and other walks of life will have the broad understanding that means the greatest kind of success. Furthermore, Lord Bryce was right in saying that the public good must come ahead of our private gains. The best citizen, and incidentally, the happiest citizen, is not the one who has made the most money, but is the one who has taken his share of the duties of citizenship. One hears much, especially in the career of business, that is uncomplimentary to those who run our public affairs. The man who kicks most is usually the one who doesn't even bother to vote on Election day. It is absolutely true that our government will be only as good as we want it to be! If every business man and every business woman will take a personal interest in public affairs in the next generation, and we will try to view public matters rom the broadest standpoint of the whole nation, our government in nation, state and community will vastly improve. Blind partisanship, or voting always one way because one's family always did, or because it is the fashion, is almost as dangerous as not voting at all. Don't forget that even the methods of government will progress and new things will come in just as they did in business. Don't be standpatters in your business affairs. A real Progressive in business, should be a real Progressive in public and community life. The coming generation has in its hands the making of the new America. We cannot stand still - we will either go forward or slip back as a nation. That decision will rest upon the young men and women who are now in high school. Very sincerely yours, [Signed] Franklin D Roosevelt At the time of this letter, in 1922, Roosevelt was in an uncertain state in his career. He was stricken with polio only a year earlier and after serving as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson and running for vice-president on the 1920 Democratic ticket (with James M. Cox), it now seemed extremely doubtful that Roosevelt would be able to re-enter political life at a high level. It wasn't long, however, before Roosevelt was again a major figure in public life. "In 1924 he made a dramatic appearance at the Democratic convention to nominate Alfred E. Smith, governor of New York, for president, and he repeated his nomination of Smith at the 1928 convention. Smith, in turn, urged Roosevelt to run for governor of New York in 1928. Roosevelt was at first reluctant but eventually agreed. As he traveled by automobile around the state, Roosevelt demonstrated that his illness had not destroyed the youthful resilience and vitality that had led people such as [Louis McHenry] Howe to predict great political success. He also showed that he had matured into a more serious person, one now with a keen appreciation for life's hardships" (Britannica). Roosevelt would, of course, become the next governor of New York, an office that would help propel him to the U.S. presidency in 1932. WITH: Two additional letters signed by Roosevelt. One typed letter signed giving permission for Mr. Green to use the previous letter "as you suggest", and one autograph letter signed to Mr. Green mentioning that he is enclosing a signed copy of his book "Whither Bound" [not included here], adding "I hope you have liked this little message of hope to the younger people." New York: October 3, 1922. One sheet, 8.5 x 11 inches (typed on one side only) of Roosevelt's law firm stationery. A few spots of light soiling, usual folds; in outstanding condition. Other two letters to Mr. Green: May 9, 1924 on Roosevelt's Fidelity and Deposit Co. stationery, one side 7.25 x 10.5 inches; Nov 27, 1927 on Warm Spring Georgia letterhead (Roosevelt frequently visited Warm Springs for treatment for his illness), one side (6 x 7 inches). AN IMPORTANT ROOSEVELT LETTER REVEALING THE ESSENCE OF HIS POLITICAL BELIEFS.

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        This History of Business Depressions

      The Northeastern Press 1922 - The Northeastern Press, New York 1922. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1922 with no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Illustrated with charts. Rare first edition. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear, age toning at the endpaper, a few light spots. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le film 1914

      - Clarté, Paris 1922, 27,5x25cm, agrafé. - Prima edizione, prima stampa di illustrazioni pacifisti Lucien Laforge. Pitting che colpisce principalmente la prima e l'ultima pagina, lacune angolari minimi in piedi di tutte le scivola, un restauro piedi l'ultima foglia. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale et premier tirage des illustrations pacifistes de Lucien Laforge. Piqûres affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets, minimes manques angulaires en pieds de tous les feuillets, une restauration en pied du dernier feuillet. Rare.

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        The Complete Writings.

      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922 - 37 volumes, octavo. Recent tan morocco, gilt lettered double red and green morocco labels, decoration to spines gilt, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. Frontisportrait and illustrations throughout. The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be completed. This set includes the extra two volumes of Autobiography. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Durée et Simultanéité A Propos de la Théorie dEinstein

      First edition. 8vo., original printed wrappers, fore and lower edges untrimmed, housed in a folding box. Paris, Librairie Félix Algan.

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        Stikhi Dnevnik 1911 - 1921

      Berlin: Slovo. Very Good+. 1922. First Edition. Hardback. A very nice bright copy. Possibly unused. Original decorated card covers, paper browning just a little. ; "One of the most influential figures of her time ... poet, dramatist, prose-writer and critic.... Her verse marked the beginning of modern Russian poetry". (Pachmuss, 1998). She was married to the celebrated literary figure D S Merezhkovskii. ; 133[ii]pp pages .

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        Documents D'Art Modern French Ornamental Art; Decorative Medallions in French taste

      Paris: Albert Morance, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. pictorial board folder, contents loose as issued, portfolio lacks ties. Very good. 4 pages of English text. 23 x 18 cm. 30 pochoir plates. Preface by G. Umbdenstock, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Beaux-Arts. OCLC lists under "Art appliqué français moderne: vignettes décoratives dans le goût du jour." Book cover notes French text as per OCLC record. Text unopened. Series of brilliant Art Nouveau designs with multiple images per plate.

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        Traduction de Pouchkine, la Dame de Pique, en collaboration avec Schiffrin et Schloezer. Manuscrit autographe de ces traducteurs,

      vers 1922, - in-4° (26,5:21 cm et qqs autres f°.), 3 ff. + 76 p. + 47 ff. dactilogr., le tout en feuilles numérotées, dans un étui original avec pièce de titre en maroquin au dos. Texte complet de cette traduction portant en marges de très nombreuses notes manuscrites d?André Gide, remaniant le texte parfois entièrement. On a joint ?la copie dactylographiée?, destinée à l?impression également avec des corrections manuscrites d?André Gide. + le catalogue de la vente de la Bibliothèque du Château de Sully à Genève en 1937 + une publicité (spécimen) pour l?ouvrage, en double feuille, avec illustration en couleur.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Naville 156; Catalogue de vente aux enchères à Genève de la ?Bibliothèque du Château de Sully? en 1937, n° 963.

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        The Heart of Arabia A Record of Travel and Exploration 

      First edition. 2 volumes. Illustrated with 48 plates and a plan of Riyadh, 2 folding maps in rear of 2nd vol (these being the routes between Riyadh and Wadi Dawasir & the route from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea). 8vo. Near fine in the original green cloth. xiv, 386; viii, 354pp. London, 

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        Works [Standard Edition]

      The Best Set of Herman Melvilleís Works and in the Original ClothMELVILLE, Herman. The Works of Herman Melville. London: Constable and Company, 1922-1924.Standard Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, this being number 319. Sixteen octavo volumes (9 x 5 3/4 inches; 228 x 150 mm). Title-pages printed in blue and black. Volume XII (The Confidence-Man) contains a ìBibliography of the First Editions of the Prose Works of Herman Melville,î by Michael Sadleir. Volume XIII (Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces) contains the first printing of ìBilly Budd, Foretopman.îOriginal uniform blue blindstamped cloth ruled and lettered in gilt on spines. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Maroon-coated endpapers. A few spines very slightly faded as usual. Some very light rubbing to head and tails of spines. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedowns. Overall, an excellent copy of this set.BAL 13680, 13682, and 13683.HBS 67786.$7,500

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift 10. Sept. 1922. 3 Seiten auf 2 Blatt.

      1922. 27,5x21,5 cm. (gelocht, mit Büroklammer-Rostfleck).

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        Der Schleier der Pierrette. Pantomine in drei Bildern. Mit sechs Radierungen von Stefan Eggeler.

      Wien, Frisch & Co., 1922. 62 + 1 S. OHlwd. EA. Nr. 78 von 300 num. Expl. Mit den eighd. Signaturen vom Autor und Künstler sowie mit den sechs eighd. sign. Radierungen. - Ebd. berieben, Lichtschatten, leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst; Signatur

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        Album des dames, leurs modes et frivolités (Croquis, La Gazette du Bon ton, 1922 n°1)

      Set of eight original prints in color, drawn on laid paper. The boards are introduced by a text signed Joan Ramon Fernandez. The sketches are signed XIX and XXI David, respectively on the lower right and left boards.Original prints made ??for the illustration of The Gazette fashionable, one of the finest and most influential twentieth century fashion magazines, celebrating the talent of creators and artists French burgeoning art deco.Famous fashion magazine founded in 1912 by Lucien Vogel, The Gazette fashionable appeared until 1925 with an interruption during the War of 1915 to 1920, due to mobilization of its editor. She is 69 Deliveries from just 2000 copies and is illustrated including 573 color plates and 148 sketches depicting models of fashion designers. Upon publication, these luxury publications "are for bibliophiles and worldly aesthetes" (Françoise Tétart-Vittu "good Gazette of tone" in the fashion dictionary, 2016). Printed on fine laid paper, they use a typeface created specifically for the magazine by Georges Peignot, the Cochin character, taken in 1946 by Christian Dior. The prints are made with the technique of metal stencil, enhanced color and some outlined in gold or palladium.The adventure began in 1912 when Lucien Vogel, man of the world and fashion - it has already participated in Femina magazine - decided to found with his wife Cosette de Brunhoff (John's sister, the father of Babar) Gazette good tone in which the subtitle is then "Art, fashions and frivolities." Georges Charensol quotes the editor: "In 1910, he observed, there was no truly artistic fashion magazine and representative of the spirit of his time. So I thought of making a glossy magazine with truly modern artists [...] I was certain of success because for any fashion country can compete with France. "(" A great art editor. Lucien Vogel "in literary News, No. 133, May 1925). The success of the magazine is immediate, not only in France but also the US and South America.Originally, Vogel therefore brings together a group of seven artists: André-Édouard Marty and Pierre Brissaud, followed by Georges Lepape and Dammicourt; and finally his friends from the School of Fine Arts as are George Barbier, Bernard Boutet de Monvel or Charles Martin. Other talents come quickly reach the equipped Guy Arnoux, Léon Bakst, Benito, Boutet de Monvel, Umberto Brunelleschi, Chas Laborde, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Raoul Dufy, Edward Halouze Alexander Iacovleff, Jean Emile Laboureur Charles Loupot, Charles Martin, Maggie Salcedo. These artists, mostly unknown when Lucien Vogel appealed to them, will eventually become iconic figures and artistic sought. These are the same illustrators who make the drawings advertisements Gazette.The boards highlight the dresses and sublime seven artists of the time: Lanvin, Doeuillet, Paquin, Poiret, Worth, Vionnet and Doucet. The designers provide for each number of exclusive models. Nevertheless, some of Illustrations contained no real model, but only the idea that the illustrator is done in the fashion of the day.Gazette fashionable is a milestone in the history of fashion. Combining the aesthetic requirement and plastic unit, it brings together for the first time the great talents of the world of arts, literature and fashion and imposed by this alchemy, a new image of women, slender, independent and bold, also driven by the new generation of designers Coco Chanel, Jean Patou, Rochas Marcel ...Recovery in 1920 by Condé Montrose Nast, Gazette fashionable modeled for the new composition and the aesthetic choices of the "little dying newspaper" that Nast had bought a few years ago: the Vogue magazine. Lucien Vogel éditeur Paris 1922 18x24cm relié

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        Gazzetta di Benevento - 1922 Giornale Politico Amministrativo

      Tipi D'Alessandro - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,02 Giornale degli anni '20 in buono stato, bordo poco consunto con strappetti, fascicolo più volte piegato, inserzioni pubblicitarie in nero. N. 50, 31 dicembre 1922. anno LVI del settimanale Gazzetta di Benevento - Giornale Politico Amministrativo, direttore responsabile: Angelo D'Alessandro. USATO

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        Exceptional portrait photograph, unsigned, by Marcus Adams, (1909-2002) and MARIA CRISTINA (1911-1996), Infantas, the daughters of Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia]

      1922 - showing them together, half length in white dresses, Beatriz with a ribbon on her forehead, signed by the photographer in the margin with his label on verso, image 6½" x 6" on mount 16½" x 11¾", London, From Queen Ena's private collection. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Waste Land, 1st edition, 2nd state

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922 A near-fine copy of one of the twentieth century's most important literary works in any language. No. 637 of 1000 copies of the first printing. The second, approximately 500 copies of this first printing were bound in stiff black cloth with gilt titling on the front cover and spine and the copy number stamped on the colophon in 2-mm type; the word "mountain" is printed as "mount in" on line 339, p. 41. (Gallup A6a.) The dustjacket is lacking, but the book is near fine in old glassine chipped at the spine. There are no internal defects except the expected darkening of the paper toward the edges and a couple of very light, old pencil codes on the endpapers that can be removed easily. A glossy, dark-blue Gotham Book Mart label with gold lettering decorates the bottom inside edge of the rear cover. There may be some very slight fading of the spine, but it is difficult to tell through the glassine. The gilt cover titling appears very fresh. The glassine is attached to itself inside the covers with glassine tabs front and back (not pressure-sensitive tape) and cannot be removed without destroying it. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order.

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        The Works.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922-36 Galsworthy was born at what is now known as Galsworthy House (then called Parkhurst)[1] on Kingston Hill in Surrey, England, the son of John and Blanche Bailey (née Bartleet) Galsworthy. His family was prosperous and well established, with a large property in Kingston upon the Thames that is now the site of three schools: Marymount International School, Rokeby Preparatory School, and Holy Cross Preparatory School. He attended Harrow and New College, Oxford. He took a Second in Law (Jurisprudentia) at Oxford in 1889,[2] then trained as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1890. However, he was not keen to begin practicing law and instead traveled abroad to look after the family's shipping business. During these travels he met Joseph Conrad, then the first mate of a sailing-ship moored in the harbor of Adelaide, Australia, and the two future novelists became close friends. In 1895 Galsworthy began an affair with Ada Nemesis Pearson Cooper (1864-1956), the wife of his cousin Major Arthur Galsworthy. After her divorce ten years later, they were married on 23 September 1905 and stayed together until his death in 1933. Before their marriage, they often stayed clandestinely in a farmhouse called Wingstone in the village of Manaton on Dartmoor, Devon.[3] In 1908 Galsworthy took a long lease on part of the building and it was their regular second home until 1923.[3]From the Four Winds, a collection of short stories was Galsworthy's first published work in 1897. These and several subsequent works were published under the pen name of John Sinjohn, and it was not until The Island Pharisees (1904) that he began publishing under his own name, probably owing to the recent death of his father. His first full-length novel, Jocelyn, was published in an edition of 750 under the name of John Sinjohn - he later refused to have it republished. His first play, The Silver Box (1906),[4] - in which the theft of a prostitute's purse by a rich 'young man of good family' is placed beside the theft of a silver cigarette case from the rich man's father's house by 'a poor devil', with very different repercussions[5] - became a success, and he followed it up with The Man of Property (1906), the first book of a Forsyte trilogy. Although he continued writing both plays and novels, it was as a playwright that he was mainly appreciated at the time. Along with those of other writers of the period, such as George Bernard Shaw, his plays addressed the class system and other social issues, two of the best known being Strife (1909) and The Skin Game (1920).John GalsworthyHe is now far better known for his novels, particularly The Forsyte Saga, his trilogy about the eponymous family and connected lives. These books, as with many of his other works, deal with social class, and upper-middle class lives in particular. Although sympathetic to his characters, he highlights their insular, snobbish, and acquisitive attitudes and their suffocating moral codes. He is viewed as one of the first writers of the Edwardian era who challenged some of the ideals of society depicted in the preceding literature of Victorian England. The depiction of a woman in an unhappy marriage furnishes another recurring theme in his work. The character of Irene in The Forsyte Saga is drawn from Ada Pearson, though her previous marriage was not as miserable as that of the character.Through his writings, Galsworthy campaigned for a variety of causes, including prison reform, women's rights, and animal welfare, and also against censorship. During the First World War he worked in a hospital in France as an orderly, after being passed over for military service, and in 1917 turned down a knighthood, for which he was nominated by Prime Minister David Lloyd George, on the precept that a writer's reward comes simply from writing itself.[6] In 1921 he was elected as the first president of the PEN International literary club and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932 after he had been nominated that year by Henrik Schück, a member of the Swedish Academy.[7] He was too ill to attend the Nobel awards ceremony and died six weeks later.[citation needed]Galsworthy lived for the final seven years of his life at Bury in West Sussex. He died from a brain tumor at his London home, Grove Lodge, Hampstead. In accordance with his will he was cremated at Woking, with his ashes then being scattered over the South Downs from an aeroplane,[8] but there are also memorials to him in Highgate 'New' Cemetery[9] and in the cloisters of New College, Oxford,[10] cut by Eric Gill.[11][12] The popularity of his fiction waned quickly after his death but the hugely successful television adaptation of The Forsyte Saga in 1967 renewed interest in his work.A number of John Galsworthy's letters and papers are held at the University of Birmingham Special Collections.In 2007, Kingston University opened a new building named in recognition of his local birth. Galsworthy Road in Kingston, the location of Kingston Hospital, is also named for him.He womnthe Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.

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