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        DANS LA RUE, CHANSONS ET MONOLOGUE-SUR LA ROUTE Envoi

      chez l'auteur, Paris - Aristide BRUANT 2 VOLUMES DANS LA RUE, CHANSONS ET MONOLOGUE Sans date, Paris, Edition chez l'auteur Format : In-12 (12 x 19 cm), broché, 207 pages Abondamment illustré de dessins in et hors texte de Steinlen Précieux envoi d'Aristide Bruant , enrichi d'une chanson, qui a offert ces deux volumes à Luchtmeyer : "Ces quatre volumes "Dans la Rue Tomes I, II et III et "Sur la Route" sont offerts, en souvenir au vieux Montmartois Luchtmeyer par l'auteur de Belleville Menilmontant. Papa c'était un lapin/ qui s'appelait J.B. Chopin/ Et qu'avait son domicile/ A Belleville; / L'soir, avec sa p'tit famille,/ I's balladait en chantant,/ des hauteurs de la courtille/ A Menilmontant. [voir la suite Tome II] Aristide Bruant Mont-Martre, 1922" Etat : couverture tachée, papier propre, brochage fragile _______ Aristide Bruant SUR LA ROUTE Sans date, Château de Courtenay (Loiret) , Edition chez l'auteur Format : In-12 (12 x 19 cm), broché, 207 pages Abondamment illustré de dessins in et hors texte de Borgex Etat : couverture élimée, brochage cassé [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom 

      Book VIII only, heavily revised throughout by the author, with extensive manuscript additions, alterations and deletions on every page with many hundreds of words in the author's hand; the textual alterations in Lawrence's characteristic black map-making ink; the chapter numbers and running headlines in red ink as in other copies of the Oxford edition: marginal emphases, dates and other notes in pencil; in addition there is one marginal note: "I shd. leave this in: it is needed" in the hand of Charlotte Shaw and initialled by her, and a few pencil notes in an unidentified hand (possibly Edward Garnett's). 20ff. printed on rectos only, including the original carbon-copy typed summary of Book VIII (as issued) with MS alterations by the author. Bound with an ALS from Lawrence, signed "S", from "Hut 105 R.A.F. Cadet College Cranwell" unaddressed but to D.G. Hogarth, undated, but late 1925 or early 1926, enclosing the text (a transcript of this letter is in the Bodleian); late twentieth century red morocco, interleaved.  [Oxford, printed at the Oxford Times.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Aleister Crowley"), to publisher Grant Richards, arranging a meeting and mentioning that he is at work on his memoirs

      "31 Wellington Square," Chelsea, [London 1922 - 2 pp. pen and ink on one sheet, recto and verso. 4to. Lead up to Diary of a Drug Fiend. Crowley writes to the British publisher Grant Richards ahead of a meeting which ultimately led to the publication of Diary of a Drug Fiend. Opening with the prime directive of Thelema, the letter reads: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The 'open mind' ? - quite as good as the 'Open Door.' Unreasonable? No: but I wish you could hear the Law of Thelema on 'Reason'. However, 3:30 on Tuesday next is marked in my Little Red Book, and perhaps we may replace the open Mind by the Open Cheque. By the way, I am at work on the book, jotting down odd anecdotes as they recur. Three months from now, I should have a full supply. I want, by the way, to sail for Lisbon on July 5. Love is thy law, love under will. Yours truly, Aleister Crowley."Crowley had set up the meeting with Richards in hope of selling him on his memoirs (hence the "odd anecdotes"); Richards declined, and Crowley next pitched him a novel, "a shocker on the subject which was catering to the hysteria and prurience of the sex-crazed public: the drug traffic insanity . I proposed as a title The Diary of a Drug Fiend and sketched out a synopsis of its contents on a sheet of notepaper. This was mostly bluff. I had not really any clear idea of my story" (Confessions, chapter 92). Richards declined this, too, though he suggested Crowley talk to the publisher Collins, who liked the idea and gave Crowley a £60 advance on the manuscript. From June 4 to July 1, at the 31 Wellington Square address from which the present letter was written, Crowley dictated the 120,000 word novel to his then "Scarlet Woman" Leah Hirsig. Collins was so pleased with the result that he immediately gave Crowley an advance on another book (which would ultimately become the Confessions).Having spent the previous two years living with other Thelemites at the Abbey of Thelema in Cefalù, on Sicily, Crowley and Hirsig had come to London at the beginning of May 1922 in desperate need of money. In addition to Diary of a Drug Fiend, Crowley sold articles - on Byron, on drugs, on freemasonry -to several magazines. He did not sail to Lisbon that July as he says he wants to in the letter. (Though he did famously journey to that city in 1930, where, with the help of Fernando Pessoa, he faked his suicide). Faint scattered soiling, horizontal fold 2 pp. pen and ink on one sheet, recto and verso. 4to

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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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        Tales of the Jazz Age.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First edition of Fitzgerald's iconic collection of short stories capturing the character of the roaring twenties, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. One of 8,000 copies with "and" on p. 232, on line 6. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Near fine in the original very good dust jacket with some unnecessary tape repair. Dust jacket illustration by John Held. First editions in the original dust jacket are rare. Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". All of the stories had been published earlier, independently, in either Metropolitan Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Smart Set, Collier's, Chicago Sunday Tribune, or Vanity Fair. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was adapted into the film bearing the same name in 2008, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. The film won three Academy Awards including Best Achievements in Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects.

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        FAIRY TALES OF PERRAULT

      - (CLARKE,HARRY)illus. FAIRY TALES OF PERRAULT with intro by Thomas Bodkin. NY: Dodge [1922]. 4to, (8 x 10 1/2"), blue gilt cloth, 160p., pictorial paste-on, near fine and bright. First U.S. edition to feature Clarke's illustrations. Illustrated by Clarke with 12 color plates, 12 black & white plates and numerous text illustrations. (See Bowe- Burns p.149,151). This is a particularly nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of The Jazz Age (Includes The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922.. [Short stories] FIRST EDITION with Scribner's seal and 'Published September, 1922' on copyright page, mis-spelling 'an' for 'and', p.232. Crown octavo, pp.318. Publisher's blind-stamped dark green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, fore-edge untrimmed. Internally clean, no bookplates or inscriptions. Text block a little age-toned, some handling to cloth, spine lettering a touch rubbed/dulled. Remains a presentable copy, without the scarce jacket.

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        Dubliners

      New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1922. Very Good. First American edition, third printing. About very good copy somewhat cocked, toning and wear to the spine and moderate wear to the boards. Tony and Obie Award-winning actress Marian Seldes copy, with her Initials on the first page, possibly inherited from her father, the critic Gilbert Seldes who aided in the acceptance Ulysses his glowing 1922 review in The Nation. An astonishing collection of short stories, one of the cornerstones of modern literature, and including The Dead, basis for John Huston's final film, in itself a masterpiece.

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        114 SONGS BY CHARLES E. IVES

      Published by C. E. Ives, Redding, Conn 1922 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 Memory Book Millersville State Normal School 1855-1859

      1922 - Additional Postage Required. SCRAPBOOK OF MILDRED ELIZABETH HERTZLER Different kinds of clippings (Magazine, newspaper,pictures, ribbons and other stuff). Gold gilt on cover. Ribbon binding. Wriitngs on few pages. VERY UNIQUE INSIGHT TO COLLEGE LIFE REPRESENTED BY ALL THE PAPER MOMENTOS ALL MOUNTED IN A LARGE LANDSCAPE FORMAT SCRAPBOOK 1922. PERSONAL SIGNATURES OF 80 CLASSMATES. THEN 15 PAGES HAVING ITEMS TASTEFULLY MOUNTED ON BOTH SIDES : CLEVLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROCHURE, POSTCARDS,COLORFUL PEPPERMINT CHEWING GUM WRIGLEY'S GUM WRAPPER, ANOUNCEMENT OF WM. HOWARD TAFT EX-PRESIDENT APPEARING AT THE WOMAN'S CLUB MECHANICSBURG, PA. BELLE MEAD SWEETS WRAPPER, BLACK SILHOUETTE OF CAT ANOTHER BLACK HIGH POINTED HAT WITCH SITTING ON ORANGE PUMPKINS OCT. 31, 1921. RED CROSS WITH RED STRING, FACULTY MUSIC , EAST CENTRAL STUDENT CONFRENCE EAGLESMERE, PA. NATIONAL BOARD OF THE YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS 600 LEXINGTON AVE. NY. FULTON OPERA HOUSE. COLOR POSTCARD OF BOY AND GIRL READING BOOKS IN FRONT OF FULL BOOK SHELVES JESSIE WILCOX SMITH. 2 TRADE CARD COMPANIONS FOR WHITMAN,S PLEASURE ISLAND CHOCKLATES CUT LABEL OF COLGATE'S RIBBON DENTAL CREAM. PLAT PROGRAM 8 PAGE PROGRAM OD JOHN DRINKWATER'S PLAY ABRAGAM LINCOLN RECITAL NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, CLIP OF HAIR, POETRY, YMCA NOTE BOOKLET 4 X 3 INCH WITH STRING PENCIL ATTACHED, PAPER BOOT SHOE STOCKING, PLANT BUDS, CIGAR WRAPPER, BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, ESKIMO PIE WRAPPER, MOVING PICTURES- PERFECT CHILDREN AD, SENIOR DANCE CARD 1922, PAGE LITERARY SOCIETY, PIANO RECITAL, BIRD HOUSE SKETCH ON A NAPKIN, A 8 X 10 FULL PAGE WITH PICTURE OF MAUD BALLINGTON BOOTH : The work of both her parents there in social issues led to Maud’s interest for social welfare and social service. In 1882, she became a companion of Miss Catherine Booth in organizing a branch of the Salvation Army in Paris. In 1883, they went to Geneva, Switzerland, where they were both expelled after aggressive police interrogation.[2] She stayed with the Booth family and worked in the London slums and elsewhere until her marriage to the second son of the founder of the Salvation Army, Ballington Booth in 1886, against her father's wishes.[3] In 1896, Ballington and Maud left the Salvation Army after a dispute with General Booth, to co-found the Volunteers of America. Maud was also known for working to improve the conditions of prisons in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1] She later toured on the Chautauqua circuit, moving audiences with her vivid account of life in prisons and calls for reform. BUSINESS CARD FOR " COLE EIGHT 8 TAXI SERVICE " TOURING CARS FOR HIRE BY DAY, HOUR, TRIP , 14 PERSONAL CALLING CARDS, 76 MOUNTED PROTOGRAPHS ON 8 BLACK PAGES. SOME IMAGES ARE OF THE BUILDINGS, PORTRAITS WITH BUILDINGS IN BACKGROUND, CARS, CLASSMATES, ON THE DOCKS OF WATER LAKE OR RIVER? IN SWIMSUITS, GROUPS OF YOUNG LADIES, SNOW SCENES, BICYCLE, TRACK MEET, 3 MEN IN DRESS SUITS AND LONG COATS ON ROCKS IN MIDDLE OF STREAM WITH A WIDE WATERFALL 10 TO 15 FEET HIGH IN BACKGROUND. 11 MEN WEARING LEATHER HELMENTS IN FORMATION POSING READY TO HIKE THE FOOTBALL, ENTIRE FOOTBALL TEAM IN DRESS SUITS WITH LEATHER SUITCASES IN FRONT WITH ONE HOLDING FOOTBALL AND YOUNG BOY SITTING IN A WOODEN CHILD'S WAGON, MEN AND WOMEN PLAYING ON TENNIS COURTS, GIRLS PLAYING BALL IN SPECIFIC POSITIONS ON A BASEBALL FIELD, 2 WOMEN IN CAP AND GOUNDS DATE PUBLISHED: 1922 EDITION: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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

      Fortune Press, (London) 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Siddhartha

      S. Fischer / Verlag, Berlin 1922 - First Printing, true scarce first edition with "Erste bis Sechste Auflage" printed on the copyright page. Original quarter vellum over orange boards, lettered in black on spine and cover, 147pp., 2pp. publisher's ads at end. German text. In very good to near fine condition: minor bump to lower outer corner, light soiling, scattered light foxing, mostly to preliminaries and endleaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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 on

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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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        Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province.

      0 - Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1922.Características: Rústica en buen estado. Con sobrecubierta en cartoncillo hecha por el poseedor original. Édition definitive suivie des réqusitoire, plaidoirie et jugement du procès intentè a l'auteur devant le tribunal correctionnel de Paris. Audiencees des 31 janvier et 7 fèvrier 1857. 468 p. + table. (28 x 12). Peso: La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 35.71 EUR [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Later Poems.

      Macmillan, London. 1922 - First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 363, [1], [1] advert. Green cloth decorated in blind, from a design by Charles Ricketts, and lettered in gilt.Endpapers slightly tanned. Near fine in very good indeed dustwrapper slightly chipped and nicked at top edge. A bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        People's Story Magazine Pulp February 10 1922- SHADOW PROTOTYPE rare

      Street and Smith 1922 - Undiscovered Pulp Treasure. Features "The Shadow" by H Bedford-Jones. This story is the actual prototype story for the Shadow pulp character. The Shadow in this story is a mysterious night time figure wearing black clothing and a black felt hat. There are many similarities to the Shadow pulp character and this story appeared nine years before the first issue of the Shadow pulp hit the stands in 1931. The other prototype story was "The Shadow over Wall Street" that appeared in Street and Smith pulp Fame and Fortune in February 1929. We have included some text from this 1922 pulp showing similarities to the well known pulp character. We have never seen another copy of this rare and elusive pulp magazine and would like to see it in the hands of a dedicated Shadow collector or historian. This pulp is almost 100 years old and is not a high grade copy. The bottom half of the spine is missing. and a small piece of the cover is gone. It looks like it was torn off with the missing piece of spine. cover has a little glue attaching it to the 1st ad page. Will another copy ever turn up? Condition: G-

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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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        SAMRAT Onze proverbes arabes illustrés 11 LITHOGRAPHIES PAR MAP 1922

      - SAMRAT Onze proverbes arabes illustrés 11 LITHOGRAPHIES PAR MAP 1922

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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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        Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies Volumes 1 and 2

      ALEXANDRIAN SOCIETY, LONDON 1922 - Black Hard Back Cover with Gold Gilt Designs on Cover. Has a Gray DJ in very good condition. Edges are Deckeled. Both Volumes are fine and unmarked. Under Jackets, Black Boards are gold embossed. Number 999 of a limited edition of 1250 copies. First Printing. Pages are very clean. Text is clear. Overall in very good condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1922 EDITION: 700 GIFT QUALITY. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        Le Jardin de Bérenice

      Paris, 1922 - Broché, couverture illustrée d'un décor gaufré oriental réhaussé en or, titre et auteur en bleu, sous chemise et étui. Édition ornée de quarante-trois pointes sèches en couleurs de Malo-Renault, artiste d'origine bretonne. Les XIII pages de la préface inédite de M. Barrès sont encadrées d'un délicat décor floral gravé sur bois en un ton gris.Tirage à 130 exemplaires sur papier vélin de Rives, filigrané au titre de l'ouvrage, tous immatriculés au nom du premier propriétaire, ici, Monsieur Gustave de Ridder.Exemplaire enrichi d'une suite incomplète des pointes sèches (36 sur 43). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WHITE COMPANY

      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. WHITE COMPANY by A. Conan Doyle. NY: Cosmopolitan Book Co. 1922. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/2"), maroon gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, top edge gilt, very FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (white paper wrapper has a quarter size piece off mid spine, 3 small chips off bottom edges else VG). Rear panel with correct 1st editiion ads for only Robinson Crusoe and A Tale of Two Cities). First Wyeth edition. Illustrated with cover plate, pictorial paste-on, pictorial endpapers and title page plus thirteen color plates. This is a fantastic copy, rare in dust wrapper. Allen p.204-5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913

      1922 - First edition. 2 vols. Colour frontispieces, 4 coloured plates, 43 black & white plates, 5 maps (4 folding). 8vo. Original linen-backed blue boards with paper labels to spine, boards lightly soiled, some very minor restoration, ownership inscriptions to front free endpapers, complete with the extra paper labels. lxiv, 300, [4]; viii, 310-585pp. London, Constable & Co., Scott's last expedition abounds with extraordinary tales: the tragedy of the Polar Party, second to the pole and then defeated by exceptionally bad weather; The Northern Party wintering over in an ice cave unassisted; and then the Cape Crozier Party, of which Cherry-Garrard was part. This renowned narrative takes in the entire story from the departure from England in 1910 until its return in 1913. The Cape Crozier Party was the first major expedition - by any group of explorers - attempted in the depth of the Antarctic winter. Edward Wilson led the party to the cape to visit the rookery when emperor penguins were incubating their eggs. It meant a 120 mile round trip in darkness, with temperatures falling below -70°F, returning with an unbroken emperor penguin's egg. It ?is still without parallel in the annals of polar exploration. An unbreakable bond was forged between the three men and on their return five weeks later Scott described their journey as ?the hardest that has ever been made??a phrase which later suggested to Cherry-Garrard the title of his narrative of the fortunes of the whole expedition: The Worst Journey in the World (1922)? (ODNB). Cherry-Garrard was invalided out of the Great War in 1916 and used his long convalescence to write this work. He famously stated: ?A War is like the Antarctic. there is no getting out of it with honour as long as you can put one foot before the other.? Howgego, III, S14; Renard, 305; Rosove 71.A2; Spence 277. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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