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      Washington, D.C., 10 March 1922. Letter. A few words a bit light, vertical crease from mailing, three small holes well away from any writing. About Fine with envelope, and very frameable. A fine one-page letter of @50 words on United States Supreme Court 4-7/8" x 7-3/4" stationery SIGNED by the Justice to Henry W. Winslow responding to and declining a request for a photograph. Holmes was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt, a position he held until his retirement in 1932. Holmes became famous for his liberal interpretations of the U.S. Constitution and was known as the "Great Dissenter" because of his disagreement with the views of his colleagues on the Court. His lectures on common law at the Lowell Institute in Boston, collected as THE COMMON LAW (1881), are considered a classic of legal writing. Together with the original envelope with the Supreme Court of the United States printed return address also filled out in Holmes's hand.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        Le livre de la pitié et de la mort -

      G. Crès et Cie 1922 -, Paris - 1 In-8 253 pp. Reliure janséniste plein maroquin mauve. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné. Intérieur parfait. Les hors-texte, en-têtes et culs-de-lampe ont été dessinés par Maurice de Becque et gravés sur bois en couleurs par Georges Aubert. Parfait état Edition décorée de 50 compositions de Maurice de Becque.nTIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 1900 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Rives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A WONDER BOOK. Signed by the artist

      London, Hodder & Stoughton, (1922).. FIRST EDITION WITH RACKHAM ILLUSTRATIONS (1922), DE LUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 600 COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST ON THE LIMITATION PAGE, THIS BEING No. 52. 4to, 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 9 inches, 16 wonderful mounted colour plates with captioned guards including frontispiece, 8 other full page coloured illustrations, title vignette and 20 small text illustrations, pages: (2), viii, 207, (1). In original publisher's white cloth with beautiful gilt illustration to upper cover, lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, endpapers illustrated pale green on white, top edges gilt. Minute ink spot in top left corner of upper cover, spine a touch darkened and with a very small pale mark below the lettering, no previous owner inscriptions, occasional very little very pale foxing, mainly to upper margins next to plates. A near Fine clean bright copy, all plates perfect. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.,, 1922. With an introduction by Bertrand Russell, F.R.S. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Parallel texts in German and English. Spine and large areas of boards discoloured, spine ends professionally repaired, very minor wear to bottom corners of boards, prelims and edges of text block a little foxed, free endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, later issue (with adverts at end dated 1929), of one of the philosophical masterpieces of the twentieth century, the inspiration for the Cambridge school of analysis of the inter-war years and of the logical positivism of the Vienna circle.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Rotapfel Zurich and Leipzig: Rotapfel, 1922. First edition. 8vo. Original beige pictorial cloth. 10 interesting full page color plates by Ernest Kreidolf, others in line. Illustrated endpapers, tinted edges. String mark on rear edge, puncture hole on cover (not detracting), slight wear; overall a very good copy. A scarce Kreidolf title.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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      1922. Good. HOTEL DROUOT. COLLECTION CH. HAVILAND. Paris: 1922. A series of auction catalogs of the collections of Japanese Art, ceramics, illustration, and illustrated books including descriptions for the items as well as a total of 64 plates. The volumes comprise all Haviland auctions pertaining to Japanese Prints & books in a total of seven volumes. All catalogs are bound in paper covers, some with slight soiling or tears all with spine reapairs in binder's tape. Interiors and plates bright and clean. First Sale, November 27th-29th, 1922: 20 plates, 98p. Tenth Sale, 2nd part, June 4th-6th, 1923: 16 plates, 107p. Fourteenth Sale, Febuary 4th & 7th, 1924: 8 plates, 88p. Fifteenth Sale, October 20th-23rd, 1924: 6 plates, 70p. Sixteenth Sale, March 2nd-4th, 1925: 6 plates, 62p. Seventeenth Sale, June 15th-17th, 1925: 4 plates, 53p. Eighteenth Sale, June 2nd-4th, 1927: 4 plates, 90p. An extensive group of volumes for reference, research or historical interest, Good condition.

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        Racing in America 1665-1979

      New York: Privately Printed for The Jockey Club, 1922-1980 New York: Privately Printed for The Jockey Club, 1922-1980. First editions. 6 vols., 4to. Illustrated. Original boards with linen spine, printed spine labels. Small nick at foot of spine of Vosburgh volume. A fine set. Podeschi 446 (1922-1936 volume) . A cornerstone of any racing library, including the now very difficult to find Vosburgh volume, and the final volume in the series by William H. Rudy

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        Rub og Stub

      Regensens Rusgilde, Klokker 1922 - Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 55 pp. Text clean and in DANISH. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Pages lightly tanned. Wraps bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends with some light soiling. First four pages creased at upper corner. Small closed tears to front top edge of wraps. Wraps tanned. Staples at spine rusted. Wrap becoming loose at staples but still attached. Small closed tears and chipping to spine. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 106423. International shipping may require additional postage. Please inquire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris: Editions de L'Abeille D'Or, (1922). Fine. First edition. No. 274 of 2100 copies on Sur Velin Alfa 85p. With color text illustrations by Foujita and color frontispiece with 16 full-page beautiful color plates. Bound in gilt-titled black morocco spine with marbled boards, original color wrappers bound in

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        Gedichte um Netra. >Dieses Buch erschien im Verlag der Galerie v. Garvens, Hannover; im Einvernehmen mit dem "Verlag Neuer Graphik" der Rikola Verlag A. G.; Es wurde von Julius Zimpel auf den Stein geschrieben und in der Sezessionsdruckerei von A. Berger in einer Auflage von 100 Exemplaren auf der Handpresse gedruckt. Dies ist Nr. [handschriftlich mit Tinte V], Wien, 1922 [handschriftlich mit Tinte gezeichnet von Rudolf Kindermann].

      Verlag der Galerie von Garvens., Wien, 1922 - Wien, Verlag der Galerie von Garvens. 1922, 21 x 13 cm, 1 Blatt, 41, (3) Seiten, 8 Schmuckinitialen, drei ganzseitige Illustrationen von Zimpel, Original-Halbleinenband mit Kleisterpapierbezug und illustrierten Vorsätzen [hier entgegen den Angaben aus der Werbung nicht in Halbpergament; es gab auch wohl aufgrund Materialmangels nur einige Halbpergamentbände dieser Ausgabe; die beschriebene Vorzugsausgabe ist wahrscheinlich nie erschienen] Kanten etwas berieben, sonst ein schönes Exemplar. Umfassendste Literatur hierzu: Vester, Katrin, Herbert von Garvens-Garvensburg: Sammler und Galerist im Hannover der frühen Zwanziger Jahre. Wissenschaftliche Hausarbeit zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades eines Magister Artium der Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 1989 (nur als Manuskript gedruckt); darin: Seite 26ff. Kapitel 1.3. Verlag der Galerie von Garvens, Zitat: "Seit Beginn des Bestehens der Galerie beabsichtigte Herbert von Garvens einen eigenen kleinen Verlag zu gründen. Die insgesamt sechs [sic!] Publikationen sind von exklusiver Ausstattung, Liebhaberstücke in kleiner Auflage. [.] Rudolf Kindermanns "Gedichte um Netra" sind "auf den Stein geschrieben", mit Original-Lithographien versehen, jedes der 100 Exemplare - 25 auf handgeschöpftem Büttenpapier mit Halbledereinband, 75 auf Dokumentenpapier mit Halbpergamenteinband - vom Dichter handschriftlich signiert. [.] - Siehe den Ausstellungskatalog "Die Zwanziger Jahre in Hannover", Kunstverein Hannover, 1962, darin im Ausstellungsverzeichnis ein Exemplar der Normalausgabe unter C35. - Kindermann war österreichischer Germanist und als Bezirksschulrat tätig, arbeitete auch als Redakteur der >Wiener Zeitung< (vgl. Kosch VIII, 1172). Sprache: Deutsch Kanten etwas berieben, sonst ein schönes Exemplar. Original-Halbleinenband mit Kleisterpapierbezug und illustrierten Vorsätzen [hier entgegen den Angaben aus der Werbung nicht in Halbpergament; es gab auch wohl aufgrund Materialmangels nur einige Halbpergamentbände dieser Ausgabe; die beschriebene Vorzugsausgabe ist wahrscheinlich nie erschienen]

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Tams Reise durch die jüdische Märchenwelt. Fünfundzwanzig Kindermärchen nach jüdisch volkstümlichen Motiven. Illustriert v. F. V. Kosak

      Breslau, Brandeis 1922.. gr.-8°. 98 S., 1 Bl. Mit mehreren, teilweise ganzs. Illustrationen v. F. V. Kosak. OHln. ill. Bll. gebräunt. Vors. erneuert. Frontisp. u. Tit. mit säurefreiem Klebestreifen im Innensteg verstärkt. EA. Selten!

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        The Writings of Mark Twain

      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather. Titles to the spine and tooling in gilt, top edge gilt. One of 1024 numbered sets with volume one signed by Mark Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine. 35 volumes. In near fine condition. A lovely set. To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him&#133; He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Pageant of Peking comprising Sixty-Six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking & Environs from Photographs by Donald Mennie

      Shanghai, A.S. Watson, 1922, 3rd edition. - 1 volume, folio, VIII-40 pp., hardcover, original decorated silk covers, gilt lettering on covers, sunning to spine and boards edges, spine rubbed with bits of silk missing, some foxing on endpapers, overall a good copy. This volume is illustrated with 66 photographs on tipped-in plates by the famous photographer Donal Mennie. Donal Mennie was a photographer in Shanghai and Peking from 1920 until late 30'. This volume shows includes photographs of famous views such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and scenes of shopkeepers, merchants, travellers, and monks going among other pepole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922. Occasional foxing, front inner hinge of Volume I reinforced with binders tape, quite handsome set. Temple Bar Edition, limited to 785 copies Ten volumes. Illustrated. Bound in half brown crushed morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments Edited, and with a bibliographical introduction, by Clement Shorter

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        Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman (The Bluebird Books)

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1922 - Black-stamped indigo cloth. Extremely minor edge-rubs. Inked name FEP. Clean text. Rare with any dust jacket! Attractive dust jacket: stylized girl reads a book. 3 good-sized: 1 on upper back panel, 2 on top & bottom of front panel. Back dj flap: 8 titles in the Mary Louise series, including this one. Back panel: 8 titles in the Camp Fire Girls series by Sanderson. 54242 CF shelf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Published for the Egoist Press, London, by John Rodker, 1922.. Small, thick quarto. Original blue and white wrappers. Quarto gathering of errata laid in. Wrappers chipped at spine ends, with partial splits of wrapper joints at extremities, a few light rubs or soft creases to wrappers, a bit of minor foxing to errata and endleaves, but internally very good, and if properly bound, a quite agreeable copy. "First English edition," but more precisely the second impression of the first edition, printed from the largely unaltered plates used for the first impression, and intended for distribution in Britain. Copy #645 of 2000 numbered copies printed on handmade paper (i.e. a copy from the sequence erroneously alleged to have been burnt by US customs). SLOCUM & CAHOON A18. MODERN MOVEMENT 42.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The New Broadside. Nos 1-14. Coloured Decorations and Accompanying Poems

      VG : in very good condition. Leaves 1 and 2 lightly foxed and some minor corner creasing to several other illustrations. Folder rubbed and marked [First Edition] Grey board cover 460mm x 220mm (18" x 9"). 14 leaves. 14 leaves [430 x 190] each with coloured decorations and poems. Contents comprise 1: 'The Huntsmen' by Walter de la Mare and decorations by Ethelbert White; 2: 'An Immorality' by Ezra Pound, decorations by Paul Nash; 3: 'Journey's End' by Humbert Wolfe, decorations by Albert Rutherston; 4: 'The Parrot' by Sacheverell Sitwell, decorations by E. McKnight Kauffer; 5: 'Windy Nights' by R. L. Stevenson, decorations by John Nash; 6: 'The Schoolboy' by William Blake, decorations by Cecil Rhodes; 7: 'Matrimonal Maxims' decorated by Margaret Daviel; 8: 'From Whitman's Song of Myself', decorations by John Nash; 9: 'Susan' by J. Murray Allison, decorations by Edy Legrand; 10: 'The Cock' by Eleanor Farjeon, decorations by E. McKnight Kauffer; 11: 'Sister Awake', decorations by John Nash; 12: 'Forgetfulness' by Harold Monro, designs by Albert Rutherston; 13: 'The Dromedary' by A.Y. Campbell, decorations by John Nash; 14: 'Finland' by Robert Graves, decorations by Edy Legrand.

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      2 pp., (mm. 134x215), datata (dal timbro postale) Gunsbach 4.5.1922, diretta a "Monsieur M.G.W. Sharo" ad Huddersfield, di 17 righe; in busta con indirizzo. (1922). Bella lettera. Ha ricevuto dal corrispondente una missiva piena di humour e ne è lieto. "Votre bonne hemeur m'a fait du bien dans ma fatigue..". Ed anche Schweitzer vuol far sfoggio del suo spirito "En vous écrivant j'emploierai toujours autant que possible des verbes irréguliers, pourque vous me compreniez plus facilement. Moi aussi j'aime beaucoup l'humour, car en Afrique que deviendrais-je sans cela.. Mais quand je serai obligé, seul en Afrique, d'etre en meme temps médecin et constructeur de mon Hopital, que les termites ont mangé, alors peut etre quelque fois mon humour faiblera. Je compte alors sur vous..". Ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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      London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Ltd,. [1922]. original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A nearly fine copy. A sharp copy of a book which does not age. gracefully, (#110049). First edition. The contents of the Cassell edition differ from those in American edition published by Harper in 1922. The Cassell edition has the eight tales featuring Horne Fisher and the four-part "The Trees of Pride," plus three stories not in the Harper edition; "The Garden of Smoke," "The Five of Swords" and "The Tower of Treason." "The Garden of Smoke" is a murder mystery about roses and drugs. As is typical with Chesterton, it's also about the flimsiness of appearances and the paradox that the only really solid things are those that are unseen. A whiff of fantasy hangs over the story with its premise of a special, very rare kind of opium so good that it not only supplies the needed inspiration for "a famous lady novelist and fashionable poet," but the motivation for a murder. As is also typical with Chesterton, the male characters here and in the following story move about (deliberately or helplessly) on a plane of irony, while the heroine moves about on a plane of romance. "The Trees of Pride" is longer, more ambitious and more fantastic, dealing with the legend and superstitions surrounding a stand of peacock trees, a flamboyant Asian/African species that has been imported to a seaside town in Cornwall. The locals believe them responsible for a spate of recent deaths and disappearances in the town and want to cut them down. The owner of the estate, one of those "advanced" and "enlightened" specimens of modernity that Chesterton loves to attack, refuses. The arrival of an American critic and the local poet he has discovered provide the catalyst for what follows: the disappearance and presumed death of the estate owner after he announces angrily that he is going to spend the night in the grove of demon trees to dispel the local superstitions. The mystery is resolved with a kind of triple reverse as the supernatural gives way to the criminal, which gives way to the humorous, which gives way, once again, to the supernatural. The story has something of the feeling of Chesterton's fantasy masterpiece, THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY, as the reader falls through one trap door after another. The most explicit serious theme here is that elites should not be quick to dismiss a thing just because it is held true by the masses. The background legend from North Africa about the carnivorous peacock trees constitutes a very attractive and potently weird storyette; this and the ambiguity surrounding them in modern Cornwall allow for this story to be classified as fantastic. "The Five of Spades" is a murder mystery set in France amid the intersecting worlds of dueling and business. It blends cleverness (in its detection), idealism (in its romance), urbanity (in its cultural insights) and an abiding sense of mystery (in both the macrocosm of its plot and the microcosm of its aphorisms) as one seeming truth gives way, like a discarded mask, to another, and another, and so on: all of it adding up that characteristic Chestertonian bravura whose exuberant levity is exactly balanced by its moral gravity. The same could be said of "The Tower of Treason" (or, indeed, to one degree or another, of everything else that the author wrote), which moves the setting from the bright plains of France to the dark mountains of an unspecified Balkan country, from the busy doings of the secular to the intricate broodings of the monastic. The story involves diamonds and history, treason and sacrifice, each one indestructible, disappearing only to come back in faint echoes or brilliant flashes. This, the final story of the collection, closes it out on a more overtly religious note - or chord - reminding us that, at the very heart of Christianity and shot through it, is that Chestertonian trademark, paradox, the paradox of sacrifice, divine and human, which wears a mask of loss only to stand revealed in the final act as ultimate gain. The last paragraph, with its metaphorical equation of a diamond, a bullet, the truth, the soul and a star, is as dazzling and conclusive as a Euclidean proof. Beyond this pervasive sense of religious mysteriy, neither of the stories have any fantastic or supernatural content. Bleiler (1948), p. 77. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2407. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 21. Hubin (1994), p. 159.

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        Am. Sam. Gram

      Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1922. Oblong quarto. (13)ff., interleaved with twelve plates colored in pochoir. First edition. A poignant fable about the escapades of a magpie &#150; whose body is made of a pinecone &#150; and three little pinecone chicks as they leave the mantel of the fireplace on which they live to venture out into the world. With illustrations by Maby, about whom little is known. Am, Sam, and Gram are the names of the three little birds, who, despite their journey into the exciting territory of a woodland stream, apparently cannot escape their ultimate fate as fireplace kindling. Following the story is an explication of the Moral in the tradition of Aesop and other fable literature. The gorgeous illustrations, with their strong, simple pochoir coloring, are stylistically akin to the work of Theodor Van Hoytema. Bound in linen-backed, pochoir-illustrated boards, which show minor overall soiling and two faint, small stains to the upper right corner. Scattered light foxing to page edges and outer margins of text leaves. A near fine copy of a rare pochoir picture book.

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      (Darmstadt: Ernst Ludwig Presse, 1922-23). Two large octavo volumes. 214, (iv); 323, (ii)pp. From an edition of 1,000 copies, this is one of 100 large paper copies. Designed, and with initial lettering by Christian Heinrich Kleukens, whose choice of typeface and the lithesome opening initial &#147;I&#148; clearly show the influence of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Kleukens was an artistic director of the Ernst Ludwig Presse from 1907 until 1937. According to Roderick Cave, the style of the Press was relatively severe and essentially served as a vehicle for the use of typefaces designed by Christian and his brother Friedrich Wilhelm, who worked together at the Press until 1914, when Friedrich left to found the Kleukens Presse. Bound by Ernst Rehbein at the Kleukens Binderei in full vellum, with gilt titling and rules. An elegant set that shows light soiling to front panel of volume two. Housed in cream cloth slipcase.

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        The anatomy and physiology of capillaries. Presentation copy to one of the dedicatees

      New Haven: Yale U.P., 1922. First edition. Inscribed to One of the DedicateesKrogh, August (1874-1949). The anatomy and physiology of capillaries. xvii, 276pp. New Haven: Yale U.P.; London: Humphry Milford / Oxford U.P., 1922. 235 x 165 mm. Original cloth, corners and extremities a bit worn. Presentation copy, with tipped-in slip inscribed by the author in Danish to Miss E. B. Carrier, whose name is printed on the dedication leaf.First Edition. Krogh, professor at Copenhagen University, received the 1920 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering the causes of capillary constriction and expansion. In 1922 Krogh published his classic Anatomy and Physiology of Capillaries, which showed that capillaries are regulated both by the nervous system and by hormonal secretions. "Many of the scientists who became the most prominent physiologists of the United States in succeeding decades participated in the studies that made up Krogh's famous monograph. His influence on American physiology cannot be overstated" (Magill, Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, p. 210). Miss E. B. Carrier, to whom this copy was inscribed, is included on the published dedication leaf which reads as follow: "To my wife and to my young combrades in the laboratory: Mr. P. Brandt Rehberg, Miss. E. B Carrier (Berkeley), Dr. G. A. Harrop (Baltimore), Mr. O. Rasmussen and Dr. B. Vimtrup, this book is gratefully inscribed." Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Garrison-Morton 793.

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        The Writings of Mark Twain: The Definitive Edition. Published by Gabriel Wells (1922-1925) Signed/Limited Edition.

      Gabriel Wells 1922-1925, New York - This is the complete set of Twain's writings in 37 volumes, including the 2-volume autobiography, bound in finely woven blue cloth spines with printed paper labels; in buff-colored paper-covered boards. "This definitive edition consists of one thousand twenty-four sets, the first volume of each bearing the original autograph signatures of Mark Twain No. 553." "The special fly-leaf was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the present definitive edition of his works" signed by Albert Bigelow Paine (underscored); the next tipped-in plate is signed by "SL. Clemens / Mark Twain (underscored)". "Deckle-edged paper with splendid photogravure frontispieces and plates throughout. Many pages unopened. With all 37 dust jackets present. One jacket has a small piece missing at the bottom of the rear inside flap; all other jackets are complete with light wear, edge-rubbing and a light stain here and there. All the volumes are very good plus to near fine, though there are occasional bumps to the corners, blemishes, a small hole at the bottom of one volume, purportedly caused by an errant BB, a touch of light white spotting here and there to the spines of a handful of volumes, a wrinkled section of a few pages at the top of another volume, and occasional shelfwear to some of the favored tomes; but all the volumes are complete with their splendid plates, labels, and dust jackets. And while the dust jackets are basically heavy plain gray paper, their spines are clearly printed in black and red lettering, identifying the titles and volumes therein. Illustrated with photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after E. W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, and others. With notes of appreciation and commentary by W. D. Howells, Booth Tarkington, G. K. Chesterton, and many others. A very handsome, complete set of the Definitive Edition of Twain's Works with the Signatures of Mark Twain, S.L. Clemens, and Albert Bigelow Paine. In addition there is a signed letter of provenance from the original owner describing the history of the books and their journey. First Edition signed/limited complete works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: For the Egoist Press by John Rodker, 1922. The first English edition, printed in France. Original printed wrappers, One of 2000 copies. A very good unrestored copy with slight crease to the spine joint and overall light wear. From the Library of Leslie Katz, founder of the Eakins Press. Katz was a friend to James Joyce&#39;s publisher Sylvia Beach. According to Slocum & Cahoon, of the 2000 copies of this second printing of Ulysses from the first edition plates, approximately 500 were sent to America and subsequently burned by government censorship authorities. Housed in an early custom half morocco clamshell box. Ulysses was published in Paris by Shakespeare & Company, 1922. It was a struggle for the author to find a publisher, a comic irony considering that Ulysses is "[u]niversally hailed as the most influential work of modern times" (Grolier Joyce 69). Ulysses was an immediate success. The first printing sold out, and "within a year Joyce had become a well-known literary figure. Ulysses was explosive in its impact on the literary world of 1922" (de Grazia, 27). Even so, the book faced difficulties in global reception. It was banned in the U.K. and was prosecuted for the obscenity in the Nausicaa episode (Ellmann, 1982). Joyce&#39;s inspiration for the novel began as a young boy reading Charles Lamb&#39;s Adventures of Ulysses and writing an essay entitled "My Favourite Hero" after being impressed by the wholeness of the character (Goreman, 1939). The idea for the novel grew from a story in Dubliners in 1906, which Joyce expanded into a short book in 1907, before reconceptualizing it as the heady novel in 1914 (Ellmann, 1982). The book can initially seem unsctructured and chaotic, and Joyce admitted that he "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant" (The Observer, 2000). The French translator Stuart Gilbert published a defense of Ulysses shortly after its publication in which he supported the novel&#39;s use of obscenity and explained its internal structure and links to the Odyssey against accusations of ambiguity. Every episode, Gilbert explained, is connected to the Odyssey by theme, technique, and correspondence between characters. Another instance of Ulysses&#39; literary contribution is his use of stream-of-consciousness, a technique employing carefully structured prose, both humorous and charactering, and involving puns and parodies. Joyce was a precursor to the use of stream of consciousness in the later decades. Similar narrative techniques were used by his contemporaries Virginia Wolfe, William Faulkner, and Italo Svevo. Their style can be better characterized as an "interior monologue, rather than stream of consciousness, is the appropriate term for the style in which [subjective experience] is recorded, both in The Waves and in Woolf&#39;s writing generally" (Stevenson, 1992).

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        Sidelights on Relativity

      London: Methuen, 1922. First Edition. 8vo. [4], 56pp, [4], 8pp ads. Original publisher&#39;s pale blue cloth with gilt titling; the first state binding. Dustwrapper. A near fine copy with slight uneven fading to spine where some chipping/splitting to the dustwrapper is evident. Clean and crisp internally, but for a little occasional browning. Contemporary ink inscription of James Young, dated January 1923, to FFEP. Dustwrapper slightly darkened to spine, edges, with some pencilled ticks to the list of other relativity related titles to the rear. A translation of two lectures on Relativity given by Einstein in Europe: &#39;Ether and the Theory of Relativity - An Address delivered on May 5th,1920, in the University of Leyden&#39; and &#39;Geometry and Experience - An expanded form of an Address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin on anuary 27th, 1921&#39;.

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        Histoire socialiste de la Revolution française. Tome 1: La Constituante; Tome 2: L&#39;oeuvre de la Constituante; Tome 3: La Legislative; Tome 4: La Republique; Tome 5: La Revolution en Europe; Tome 6: La Gironde; Tome 7: La Montagne; Tome 8: L&#39;

      Edition de la librairie de la liberte, 1922. in8 Relié paperback. Bon Etat. 1922 a 1924. photos sur demande.

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        John Wisden&#39;s Cricketers&#39; Almanack For 1922

      London : John Wisden And Co., Ltd . Good . 1922 . . Hardback . .

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        Under Western Eyes

      Garden City, NY and Toronto: Doubleday, Page & Company,, 1922. Octavo. Original blue limp morocco, titles and ship design to spine and upper cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the spine titles and a smaller one form the tail. The Deep Sea edition. Inscribed by Conrad on the front free endpaper, "D. W. R. from J. C.". The recipient, Douglas Whitehead Reed (1883&#150;1930) qualified as a radiologist and surgeon in 1909. He was both senior surgeon at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and St. George&#39;s House, a nursing home in Canterbury. During the early 1920s he attended to the problems with Jessie Conrad&#39;s leg. Under Western Eyes was originally published in 1911. From the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate on the verso of the front free endpaper.

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      New York:: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. (1922).. Crown 8vo. 1st edition, 1st state (FPAA III, p. 212). SIGNED by the author on the ffep. [8], 401, [7] pp. Adverts last 6 pages.. Blue cloth binding with orange highlights. Lacking the scarce dust wrapper. Housed in a custom chemise with blue quarter-morocco slipcase.. A VG+ book in a spine-sunned VG slipcase.. Laid in is a 1922 magazine excerpt of the book&#39;s review by Walter Prichard Easton- Lewis has, under the review&#39;s title, inscribed, "Thanks, / Walter / SL". While seemingly critical of the book [Easton begins "Sinclair Lewis has pealed forth another hymn of hate."], Easton concludes the review by stating, "&#39;Babbitt&#39; is the most important American novel of 1922."

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        Mortal Coils (First UK Edition)

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1922. First UK Edition, preceding all others. & & A collection of stories, including one of the author&#39;s most famed works, "The Gianconda Smile," which in turn is the basis for the 1948 US film noir, "A Woman&#39;s Vengeance," starring Charles Boyer and Ann Blyth.& & Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Bookplate to the front pastedown, obscured by the front jacket flap. The jacket, importantly, shows none of the toning usually present at the spine panel. A superior copy.

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      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, (1922). First Edition. Hardcover. The pictorial boards for this book are almost always quite worn and the dust jacket hardly ever present. This copy is quite decent with minor rubbing to the front cover with old staining to the rear cover. The spine and the front free endpaper have been expertly replaced and look exactly like the original. Very Good, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. A very early, if not first, printing with no date on the title page and the code "B-W" on the copyright page indicating publication in February 1922. Chaplin&#39;s account of what Europe did to the world&#39;s most popular movie actor, illustrated with photographs. This copy bears a scarce SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the author on the recto of the frontispiece photograph: "To my dear old pal/Billy. Hoping you will/have a little fun/browsing through this/Charlie Chaplin/Feb. 24th 1922." Books signed by Chaplin, especially of such an early date when he was at the height of his popularity, are quite scarce. We have handled only one other signed copy of this book in over twenty years and it was inscribed in June, 1922.

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      1922. 1. (JOB)illus. THE STORY OF NAUGHTY KILDEEN by Marie, Queen of Roumania. London et al: Oxfor Univ. Press 1922. Folio (10 3/4 x 13 1/4"), gilt pictorial cloth, near Fine condition with minor tip and edge wear. 1st edition Featuring magnificent HAND-COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS plus detailed black and whites on almost every page, with the text superimposed on the illustration in some cases. This is a fabulous picture book in especially bright condition in a beautiful pictorial trade binding.

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        AGADA ("Haggadah"). Vol. 1 & 2

      Berlin: S. D. Zal&#39;tsman, 1922 Two volumes (all published). Text in Russian. Square 8vo cloth-backed boards; original dust jackets. 221, (3) pp. + 200 pp. Illustrations by Joseph Budko. Rare, especially with jackets. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB/DJ.

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        Tales of the Jazz Age

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1922. Hardcover. Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1922. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Stated Published September 1922 with the Scribner&#39;s Seal. No additional printings listed. First Issue with "an" for "and" on page 232, line 6. Blue-green cloth boards blindstamped title and author&#39;s name at the front board. Book Condition: Good+, ring stain at the front board, light shelf wear. Missing front endpaper, age toning. The rare dust jacket is not present.

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        The Worst Journey in the World, Antarctic 1910-1913

      London: Constable and Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. Octavo. Vol I: pp. lxiv, 300 + (4), with 30 leaves of plates (including color frontis and 2 folding panoramas) and 4 maps (3 folding). Vol II: pp. viii, 301-585, with 28 leaves of plates (including color frontis and 8 folding panoramas) and 1 folding map. Rebound in later three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Leather scuffed along the joints and at the corners. A few minor closed tears to maps, one map mis-folded. Bindings quite sound, text and endpapers unmarked and without foxing. Classic narrative of Scott&#39;s doomed Terra Nova Expedition, justifiably holding the place of honor as #1 on National Geographic Adventure&#39;s 100 Greatest Adventure Books of all time. Rosove captures its essence nicely in describing Cherry-Garrard&#39;s account of the Winter Journey (Chapter 7) as "testimony to how far undaunted individuals will go for the sake of knowledge, and affirmation of the importance of people under duress remaining faithful to one another." Rosove 71.A1 and pp 78-79; Spence 277.

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        Sergeant York and His People (First Edition)

      New York and London: Funk and Wagnalls, 1922. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Spine gilt is very slightly dulled but completely intact; jacket is bright, with small chips at the crown and a couple of corners. Along with the later book by Tom Skeyhill, this the factual basis for the classic 1941 film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper. The real-life Alvin York, a famed World War I "hillbilly sharpshooter" from Tennessee, who started out as a pacifist but ultimately became a war hero. York reportedly allowed the film to be made only on the condition that he be portrayed by Cooper. A very presentable copy, the only one we have ever encountered in a jacket.

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        A Wonder Book

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1922]. Quarto. Original red cloth decorated in gilt to the front cover and spine, together with the original dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with the inclusion of 24 tipped-in colour plates. A very bright copy of the book, with the often missing dust wrapper which has some wear to top and bottom of the spine and corners, mild toning to spine, else an excellent copy. First Rackham Edition with original dust jacket.

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        BEZ SLOV ("Without Words"). First Edition

      M.: Pomorye, 1922. Text in Russian. Wraps. Illustrated with original Avant-garde monotypes by V. N. Prokofiev. Publisher&#39;s logo by N. Visheslavtsev. 500 copies only. [Very Rare. Not in MOMA Collection] Please see the image. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Vintage Photograph: MAQUETTE OF THE STAGE DESIGN BY V. SHESTAKOV FOR THE PLAY "OZERO LIUL&#39;" (Theater of Revolution. Producer V. Meyerhold)

      [Moscow, 1922?] 9-1/4 x 11-3/4 Original vintage photo. Inscribed on verso. Fragile condition. [Meyerhold, Vsevolod (1874-1940): the famous Russian and Soviet Avant-garde theater producer and actor. Founder and producer of the famous Meyerhold Theater. Worked with Mayakovsky, Malevich, Rodchenko, Stepanova, Popova, etc. - Shestakov, Victor: Well-known Avant-garde theater artist (Constructivism). Worked with Meyerhold. - Rare] Please see the picture..

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        EDGAR DEGA ("Edgar Degas and His Art"). [On the cover: ISKUSSTVO DEGA ("Art of Degas")]. First Edition

      Moscow: Grzhebin, 1922. Folio (12 x 9) Softcover. Text in Russian. Cover by A. Exter. Mounted illustrations. 2000 copies only. (A Catalogue of Russian Avant-Garde Books in the British Library 1912-1934, No. 520) [Exter, Alexandra (1882-1949): the famous Ukrainian avant-garde artist. Lived in Kiev, Moscow and Paris. - Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Tribune Tower Competition

      Chicago, IL: The Tribune Company, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Includes all of the designs for the competition. An about very good copy with loss to the top front corner and splitting to the external front gutter but internally a clean and tight copy.

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        Children's Poems That Never Grow Old

      The Reilly And Lee Co Chicago (1922) - First Edition. Color illustrations by John R. Neill. Collection of children's poetry. Very Good Plus with mild fading to cloth at spine in Very Good dustjacket with light chipping to spine ends, quarter size chip to lower front edge, dime size chip to front flap edge, and general wear. Uncommon in dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jacob&#39;s Room

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1922. Octavo (188 × 126 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, matching cloth boards, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine a little darkened, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy.

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        The Beautiful and Damned

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1922. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1922. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated March 1922 with no additional printings listed. Lacking the Scribner&#39;s seal on the copyright page as issued. {ref: Bruccoli A8.I.a}. Green cloth boards blindstamped title and author&#39;s name. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear. spine mildly rolled, age toning, tight spine. Decorative bookplate at the front endpaper with gift inscription. The scarce dust jacket is not present.

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        The Writings

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1922. 16 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, spines gilt in compartments, light and dark green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated in colour and monochrome, largely from photographs. An excellent set. Limited edition, one of 750 numbered large paper copies, and the first appearance in print of Creole Sketches. Lafcadio Hearn (1850&#150;1904) was a journalist and author known for his writings on Japanese culture and literature, as well as his impressions of New Orleans. A handsomely bound set.

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