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        Mexkemahuastan. Chief of the Gros-ventres de Prairies [Vig. 20]

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer. 12 x 9 inches. 18 9/16 x 12 5/8 inches. From the scarce Leipzig edition printed from the original copper-plates. Limited in number, the prints from the Leipzig edition are more scarce than, and compare favorably to, the first edition. (David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 85, p.1 Bodmer painted this portrait of Mexkemáuastan (`Stirring Iron'), an Atsina or Gros Ventre chief and medicine man, on about 5 August 1833. The keelboat Flora stopped opposite an Atsina camp at the mouth of the Judith River and was quickly overrun by friendly but insistent Atsinas, including `Stirring Iron'. He gave particular cause for concern because he had threatened to kill David Mitchell (the superintendant of Fort McKenzie) the previous year. However, on this occasion, and later at Fort McKenzie he gave no further cause for concern.Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. `David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        East of Suez: A Play in Seven Scenes

      Doran New York: Doran. (1922). First. First American edition. Owner's gift inscription on the front fly, the top edge of the fragile papercovered boards just a touch tanned, a very near fine copy in very good plus dustwrapper with a few light splash marks on the spine and some short tears. Basil Rathbone starred in the original theatrical production and this play was also the basis for a 1925 Raoul Walsh film featuring Pola Negri, Edmund Lowe, Rockliffe Fellowes, and Noah Beery. A very nice copy in the scarce jacket. .

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        Storm Passage

      T. Fisher Unwin London: T. Fisher Unwin. (1922). First. First edition. Owner's and neat bookshop names on the front fly, slight puckering to the cloth, else near fine lacking the rare dustwrapper. Very scarce. .

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        The Man Who Knew Too Much

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. 1922. First. First American edition. Fine in a slightly age-toned, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny nicks and tears, and very faint stains. A collection of stories following the exploits of gentleman detective Horne Fisher (basis in name only for the eponymous Alfred Hitchcock films but classic stories in their own right). A lovely copy of a very scarce and desirable title, seldom found in jacket. .

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        Knole and the Sackvilles

      William Heinemann, London, 1922. First Edition, first printing. Large 8vo. xvi + 230pp. White buckram lettered in black at spine and featuring a superb William Nicholson drawing to the upper board. Publisher's motif black-stamped to corner of lower board. With a tissue-guarded frontispiece and twenty-three plates, plus a Chronology. A hint of shelf-wear to head and base of spine and a minor bump to the head and base of rear board. Endpapers lightly and partially browned. A hint of spotting to preliminary leaves. A really superbly preserved copy in the scarce dust wrapper, reproducing in red Nicholson's upper board drawing. Wrapper tanned at spine panel and with some notable fading to the lettering, a little dust marked and chafed at one or two extremities. A classic in the literature of English country houses. An account of the history and occupants of Knole House, granted to Thomas Sackville by his cousin Queen Elizabeth I in 1566 and whose descendants the Earls and Dukes of Dorset and Barons Sackville resided there until it was bequeathed to the National Trust. Knole was the inspiration for Virginia Woolf's Orlando and also the setting of several Beatles videos.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        On the Selection Principle of the Quantum Theory.

      Offprint from the "Philosophical Magazine", vol. xliii, June 1922. pp. (1112)-1116. Orig. printed orange cover. Fine-. Unread

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        Atomernes Bygning og Stoffernes fysiske og kemiske Egenskaber. + Der Bau der Atome und die physikalischen und chemischen Eigenschaften der Elemente.

      Copenhagen: Jul. Gjellerup, 1922 + Berlin: Springer, 1922. First paper: 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Offprint from: Fysisk Tidsskrift, 19 (1921). With presentation from Bohr: "Frk. mag sc. B. Trolle / med venlig Hilsen / fra / Forfatteren". (2),70 pp. A fine copy in original wrappers. Second paper: Pages 1-67 in 'Zeitschrift für Physik', vol. 9. The entire volume in contemporary cloth offered here.. First paper: First seperate edition of a lecture delivered by Bohr before the Physical Society of Copenhagen on October 18, 1921. In this lecture Bohr attacked the problem of atomic constitution by asking the question: "How may an atom be formed by the successive capture of the electrons one by one in the field of force surrounding the nucleus?" The answers are found primarly from an analysis of the observed spectra with quidance from the chemical properties and the correspondance principle. (Collected Works, vol. 4, pp.20). The lecture was quickly translated into German and published in 'Zeitschrift für Physik' (second paper offered). It was next included as a third part of 'Drei Aufsätze über Spektren und Atombau' (Braunschweig: Friedr. Vieweg, 1922). An English translation was published as the third essay in 'The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution' (Cambridge: University Press, 1922). A year later a French version appeared in 'Les spectres et la Structure de l´atome' (Paris: J.Herman, 1923).See Pais: Niels Bohr's Times, pp.202-208

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        DER UNTERGANG DES ABENDLANDES. Signed

      München [Munich]: Oskar Beck, 1922 Spengler, Oswald. DER UNTERGANG DES ABENDLANDES. Umrisse Einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte. München [Munich]: Oskar Beck, 1922, 1923. Two octavo Volumes: pp 559, 637. [Translated into English as THE DECLINE OF THE WEST]. The Rare limited edition of 150 numbered copies; this set numbered 33 on the limitation page of each volume and SIGNED by Spengler on the limitation page in volume I. Both volumes are uniformly bound in the publisher's gilt-ruled dark blue morocco, the spine with 5 raised bands, red morocco gilt-lettered label, elegant hand-made marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. A near fine superb example of this rare issue, [small archival repair to the head of volume I & corners] the text block free of blemish. [1922 forward by Spengler]. Volume II is the 1st edition published in 1922. Volume I is an early printing but the first in this binding by Beck who acquiring the copyright from Braunmuller, the Viennese academic house that published the original 1st edition in 1918. Beck also published an unsigned trade edition uniformly bound in cream coloured paper covered boards printed with black titles & graphics. "During the period after the First World War, is a politico-sociological phenomenon that has nothing to do with the intrinsic merits or demerits of this 'new outlook on history and the philosophy of destiny', as the author himself described the aim of his book. . . it was the major prophet, Toynbee, who took up the mantle that fell from the minor prophet, Spengler". - PMM, PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN # 410. A rare set. Surviving original cardboard slipcase neatly restored. Custom collectors gilt bordered blue leather outer slipcase in very fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED. Signed

      New York: A. L. Burt, 1922 With "Reprinted March, April 1922" stated. Nicely signed by the author in black fountain pen on the dedication page: "Sincerely / F. Scott Fitzgerald". Not the 1st edition to be sure but an early edition using the Scribner's sheets, with an undated A. L. Burt title page [possibly a cancel]. Bruccoli A.8.1.e., the 5th printing, describes a dated 1924 title page, making no mention of an undated TP but for all intents & purposes, this copy appears to be the same. 8vo., 449pp., dark green cloth, lettered in gilt; A near fine or better sharp copy, stamped in gilt on the spine & upper cover. In a flawed but lovely bright original dustwrapper lacking about 3" of the bottom spine panel. Quite nice. Rare signed. The Beautiful and Damned brought Fitzgerald accolades from those whose opinions he valued. Mencken congratulated him for staking out new ground. Fitzgerald was aiming high; he only wanted to be the best novelist of his generation* (Turnbull, 130-3 1). Fitzgerald wrote to Zelda in 1930, *I wish The Beautiful and Damned had been a maturely written book because it was all true. We ruined ourselves. I have never honestly thought that we ruined each other* (Bruccoli, 180).. Signed by Author. Early Reprint..

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        A Hasty Bunch

      The Author (Paris: The Author. 1922). First. First edition. A fine copy in self-wrappers, and uncommon thus. McAlmon was the founder of Contact Editions, which published James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and several others, including Ernest Hemingway's first book. He was at the center of expatriate life and helped to support various struggling artists and writers in that tumultuous time. The author's second book, published at his own expense prior to the formation of Contact Editions. A particularly nice copy, containing a long Inscription by McAlmon dated in 1951. .

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        SIDELIGHTS ON RELATIVITY: Ether and Relativity; II: Geometry and Experience

      London: Methuen & Co., 1922 First Edition. Small 8vo., 56pp. + 8 pages of adverts. A very good copy of this early & now scarce Einstein title. Publisher's blue cloth uncommon variant with lettering stamped in dark blue on the upper cover & spine - the lettering sharp but the spine blue cloth faded as usual. In a very good unrestored original publisher's dustwrapper, black type on a turquoise ground, showing moderate use with narrow chips to the spine crown, heel & tips [one small chip on the back panel]. Contains two small diagrams on pages 49 & 51. In a fine custom slipcase with E=MC2 in relief on the side. Very nice indeed. Contains two lectures: "Ether and the Theory of Relativity" delivered on May 5th, 1920 in the University of Leyden. "Geometry and Experience" an expanded form of an Address given to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin on January 27th, 1921. Translated by G.B. Jeffery & W. Perrett. One of Einstein's scarcest Methuen titles, certainly as difficult as: RELATIVITY: The Special and General Theory, published in 1920 & THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY, also in 1922.. First Edition.

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        ULYSSES

      Shakespeare and Company. Paris. 1922. FIRST EDITION. Large Paper. Large 8vo. (10.7 x 8.5 inches). One of 150 copies, numbered from 101 to 250, printed on Verge D'Arches paper and larger than the other issues, from a total edition of 1000 copies -- 100 copies were numbered 1-100 and signed and 750 copies, numbered, printed on hand made paper. A lovely fresh copy, finely bound in early full dark brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with the original publishers blue front and rear wrappers bound in at the back. Spine with three raised bands. Compartments lettered and ruled in gilt. Boards with single gilt ruled border and gilt shamrock device to each corner. Board edges gilt ruled. Inner boards with double ruled borders. Off-white paper endpapers. All page edges untrimmed. Some minor rubbing to the front hinge but still a beautiful copy of this rare large paper issue in an attractive early leather binding. Considered by many to be one of the greatest and most important works of twentieth century literature. Slocum & Cahoon. 17.

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        Ulysses

      Paris: John Rodker the Egoist Press, 1922. Full turquoise leather with white titles to match the original wraps which are bound in. This is the 2nd printing of Ulysses in October 1922 after Sylvia Beach's landmark 1st publication (Shakespeare & Co) in February 1922. Limited edition of 2000 copies of which this is number 1245. Five hundred copies were supposedly destroyed by British customs. Errata bound in. Some browning to edges of the paper but a very nice clean copy beautifully bound. . 1st UK Issue. . Leather. VG+. Large Octavo.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      [London:] Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Company,, [c.1922]. Centenary Edition. Illustrated by Gwynedd M. Hudson. Quarto. Original blue cloth cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with printed tissue-guards. Child's near ownership inscription, "Phyllis V. A., LONGDEN" within the illustrated name border. Light rubbing to extremities, spotting to edges and endpapers and a little to early and late leaves, spine a touch faded. Very good condition. A charming copy, beautifully illustrated, of this classic children's tale.

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        Faust

      (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 “I” 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 Problem of China

      London, George Allen and Unwin 1922, 1922. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.260. Publisher's hardback binding of blue buckram, titled in gilt to spine, in original printed dustwrapper. Book is very good with some blooming to covers, some spotting to first and last leaves and edges. Jacket is near fine, slightly edgeworn with some toning to spine. A superior copy of an early title, now rather scarce in jacket. A curious title from Bertrand Russell, who was "sometime professor in the Government University of Peking" (as stated on the title).

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        WONDER BOOK

      1922. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. A WONDER BOOK by Nathaniel Hawthorne. London: Hodder & Stoughton. [1922]. Thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), white gilt dec. cloth, top edge gilt, spine toned, some cover soil and spots, internally fine - tight and clean with no foxing or spotting at all. LIMITED TO ONLY 600 COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM (Latimore-Haskell p.55). Illustrated with 24 magnificent color plates (16 tipped-in with lettered tissues), pictorial endpapers, plus 20 black and white drawings. A particularly nice copy of a beautiful book printed on hight quality paper and with a rather small limitation.

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        A WONDER BOOK

      London, New York & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, [1922].. Large quarto. Gilt pictorial white linen, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Illustrated with 24 color plates (including frontis) and twenty black and white drawings. Lower fore-corners slightly bumped, otherwise a fine, clean copy in cloth clamshell box. First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 600 numbered copies specially printed and bound, and signed by the artist. CLARK A18.29.

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        [Quelques tirages de têtes...] Considérations inactuelles, deuxième série

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1922. relié. 13,5x20,5cm. Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 12 ex numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Patrice Goy. A propos de Schopenhauer éducateur et de Richard Wagner à Bayreuth. Très bel exemplaire à toutes marges parfaitement établi. - Mercure de France, Paris _1922, 13,5x20,5cm, relié. - Quelques tirages de têtes... relié

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        South Wind

      London: Martin Secker. 1922. Hardcover. Fine. Fine. Exquisite binding by Fahey, full blue leather with designs and in quarter- leather slipcase, printed on blue paper, 464 pp., clean unmarked text, fine copy in a near fine slipcase, slightest rubbing to slipcase. Binding is Full-Leather. Published 1922. Digital images available upon request.

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        Sketchbook of the Holy Land

      v.p. [Palestine, Egypt], 1922. 8vo. 63 pen and ink sketches on colored paper, captioned, some with Biblical-inspired verse, in English, Hebrew, and Arabic, many SIGNED with the artist's monogram ("HWL") and with his ownership inscription on front pastedown and 1 p. in manuscript explaining the contents of the sketchbook. Tan cloth, frayed at spine, lightly soiled, front hinge cracked, internally fine . Lyouns (1863-1933) introduces this intense and personal sketchbook, "I filled this little sketchbook with sixty-three sketches, ethereal, spiritual, mystic as well as material subjects. [ ... My] spirit bird greeted me and bid me farewell and God speed on my way home, there to fulfill the Destiny - To translate my inspirational pictures and verse to those who will see and hear." Indeed he moves from the material - camels crossing the desert, views of Jerusalem and Port Said - to ecstatic visions of Biblical prophecy - angels trumpeting the resurrection of Jesus. One senses the deep spiritual feeling in these sketches, executed in a rapid, impressionistic style

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        DOWN A DOWN DERRY

      1922. 1. (LATHROP,DOROTHY)illus. DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY by Walter de la Mare. London: Constable (1922). 4to (7 3/4 x 10 1/2"), full vellum-like paper over boards, top edge gilt, slightest of cover soil else fine with less of the usual darkening that seems to affect this title. LIMITED TO ONLY 325 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DE LA MARE. Printed on hand-made paper and illustrated by Lathrop with 3 magnificent color plates with guards plus a profusion of truly beautiful black and whites that reproduce with much detail and clarity on the fine quality paper.

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        SOUTH WIND. LONDON. MARTIN SECKER, 1922.

      In 8vo; pp.IV, 464. Edizione a tiraggio limitato, copia n.144 di 150 firmata dall'autore. Esemplare intonso stampato su carta azzurra. Tela editoriale, fregi in oro ai piatti, titolo al dorso. Ex libris. Woolf A19b: "The first de luxe edition of a book by Douglas?. Douglas?s most famous novel celebrates the pleasures of the hedonistic life on the island of Nepenthe, a literary idealization of Capri.

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        LE PERE GORIOT

      Paris: Rene Kieffer, 1922 [Kieffer, René, (1876-1963)]. Le Pere Goriot by Honoré de Balzac [1799-1851]. Paris: Rene Kieffer, 1922. 4to., 317pp. 1 of only 50 numbered copies in a total edition of 450. this being No 17 on Vélin de Cuve bound with an original aquarelle by Quint & an extra suite [en bistre] at the rear. 140 colour illustrations by Quint. In an exquisite Kieffer Binding. Full burgundy morocco with tan, sand & mossy green onlay, stamped in gilt at the spine & with ornate silver diamond burst "art déco" mosaic on both covers. Marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, signed by Kieffer. Kieffer ticket on the verso of the ffe. Original full page watercolour bound in before the title page. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine lovely example of one of Kieffer's elegant show bindings. Carteret, Le trésor du bibliophile. Livres illustrés modernes 1875 à 1945: "A much sought after edition".. First Thus. Illus. by Quint.

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        Raseya

      Berlin: C. Efron, 1922. Hardcover. Orig. pictorial cloth. Fine in slightly nicked dust wrapper in cardboard slipcase titled on spine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated, approx. 160 pages. 26 x 20.5 cm. Forty-seven plates, four in color. Originally published St. Petersburg, 1918 in a limited edition of 750 copies. This copy in one of two postwar issues, and presumably one of a few issued for sale in England or North America, as it is stamped in English, "Printed in Austria" on front endpaper (contradicting perhaps intentionally, the attribution on the title page identifying the printer (in Cyrillic) as Muller of Postdam). An important album of of sketches and paintings depicting Russian peasant life on the eve of the October Revolution. Grigoriev along with Leon Bakst, Serge Diaghilev, Ivan Bilibin and others was a late member of the "Mir iskusstva" artists [World of Art] movement founded in St. Petersburg in 1899 around the art journal that shared its name. This group adopting graphical techniques from Art Nouveau, Cubism and Futurism would prove extremely influential for the generation of revolutionary artists to follow. Editions of this work are uncommon; indisputably scarce in such an excellent state of preservation. Text in Russian

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        Siddhartha

      Berlin: S. Fischer / Verlag, 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. Overall a very attractive copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

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        THE MEMOIRS

      London: The Casanova Society, 1922. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. 254 x 203 mm (10 x 8"). 12 volumes bound in six. Translated by Arthur Machen. Attractive later burgundy half morocco over red linen boards by Bayntun (stamp-signed on front flyleaf in each volume), raised bands flanked by gilt rules, spine panels with gilt chandelier-like centerpiece, each spine with two olive brown morocco labels, top edges gilt. With 12 frontispieces of various kinds (a bust of Casanova, a large fold-out map of Venice, a fold-out facsimile of two documents in Casanova's hand, an engraving showing a Casanova escape, two portraits of Casanova, a title page of a minor work by Casanova, a portrait of Manon Baletti, engravings of a London cityscape and of Vaux Hall, Casanova's death record, and his grave). Corners a bit worn, joints of the early volumes a little rubbed (two joints with minor cracks), one volume with small loss of leather at bottom of spine, but still quite an attractive set, the bindings entirely sound and without any serious wear, and the wide-margined text in virtually unused condition. Based on the rare unabridged London edition of 1894, this is an attractively bound copy of a limited edition of what Franco Fido (in the "Cambridge History of Italian Literature") calls "one of the most entertaining and exciting tales of the century." Fido says that sometime during the last eight years of his life, the Italian-born Casanova (1725-98) "composed his 'Histoire de ma Vie,' above all in order to relive in writing the vivid sensations and intense pleasures of his vagabond, libertine life and thus compensate for his gloomy and solitary existence as librarian in a remote castle in Bohemia." Written in fluent French, the account describes with unabashed frankness Casanova's rogueries and amours across an 18th century Europe that comes alive as the narrative backdrop. A writer of romantic and macabre tales, our translator Arthur Machen (1863-1947) provides a preface here in which he calls Casanova not only a "woman hunter," but also an "occult swindler" who victimizes senators, noble ladies, and Dutch financiers with a phony cabala. Also in this special edition are two additional chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, an index, and a map indicating the hero's itineraries. Our quarto-size volumes are distinguished by an extremely pleasing italic typeface and are handsomely printed in general.

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        Holcomb's Mill

      [1922]. Etching. Edition of 25. Signed in plate, and titled and signed by the artist in pencil and initialed "D. G. imp." Excellent condition apart from some very light soiling.5 3/16 x 6 7/16 inches. 6 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches. A finely rendered landscape by one of the key figures of late American Impressionism. "See the light!" was one of Garber's favorite admonitions to his students. "Holcomb's Mill" is a superb demonstration of his own diligence in observation of light and form. As is the case with most of his etchings, this print is based on one of his paintings "The Old Mill" of 1921, now in the Smithsonian Collection. Born in North Manchester, Indiana, the painter and printmaker Daniel Garber was one of the most prominent and innovative members of the Pennsylvania School of Impressionism, a group of painters based in New Hope, Pennsylvania that depicted the picturesque landscapes of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The group included Edward Willis Redfield, Walter Elmer Schofield, and John Fulton Folinsbee. After training at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck, Gerber studied with J. Alden Weir and Thomas Anschutz at the Pennsylvania Academy, which awarded him a grant to study abroad in 1905. Two years later, he returned to Pennsylvania, where he set up a studio in Lumbersville, Bucks County and became an active figure in the New Hope art community. Garber's oeuvre includes several figure paintings and innumerable landscapes, the most famous of which is a series of works of the quarries in Byram, New Jersey from 1917. During his career, he painted in two distinct styles. His impressionistic works, which he began painting in England during his fellowship, are characterized by an avid attention to detail and shape. He later developed a more romantic, lyrical style that is distinguishable by its more decorative nature and a concern with the atmospheric effects created by nuances of light and shadow. Garber exhibited at several venues including the National Academy of Design and the Woodmere Art Museum and became a tremendously influential and much loved teacher at his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy, in 1919. Beall, "American Prints in the Library of Congress" Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, 1970, p. 165

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        Heberling's Basic Lettering and Elements of Composition, Color Harmony, Gilding, Embossing, Processes, Etc. As Used Commercially

      Chicago: Wallbrunn, Kling & Co.. Hardcover. 272 pages. Plate index. Paragraph index. Classified index. Over one-hundred excellent black and white plates. "The standard textbook - illustrated, pertinent, comprehensive." - from title page. Oblong 9.25" x 12.25". Small name stamps upon endpapers and title page. Above-average wear. Binding tender but intact. Above-average soiling to grey cloth-covered boards. Front board attractively decorated in yellow, green and red. A sound copy of this superb and nostalgic reference. . Fair. 1922. First Edition.

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        Plays in Prose and Verse [Signed]

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing of this collection (some sunning to the spine, mild markings to the boards, one corner bumped, light shelf wear), SIGNED BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS on the title page. The first 70 pages have been roughly opened, with resulting tears, one of which lightly affects the page heading on pp 7/8. Thereafter, virtually all of the pages are unopened. One of the 20th Century's foremost literary figures, the Irish Poet won the 1923 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." While signed copies of Yeat's limited editions abound, signed copies of his trade editions, as offered here, are considerably scarcer. Furthermore, most signed copies of his books presently on the market date from the years following his winning the Prize, while the copy offered here was published prior to his being so honored. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Trembling of the Veil

      T Werner Laurie Ltd, 1922. 1st edition. Hardcover. No 845 of 1000 copies. Signed by the author. Privately Printed for Subscribers Only. The publisher's light grey-green paper boards with cream parchment half-binding, and the spine label lettered in brown, are both in excellent condition. The pages, all edges untrimmed, and the endpapers (which match the binding), are in equally fine condition. The book retains the original light grey-green dustjacket, printed on a material and in a colour matching the boards, which has had some professional conservation in a few places. A fantastic copy, with the scarce wrapper, of one of Yeats's most important books.

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        THE GARDEN PARTY

      London: Constable & Co Ltd.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Blue cloth with orange [ochre], type in original printed dust jacket, tail edges uncut. Condition: hinges strengthened; DJ tears with small losses, light offset to end sheets as always. First edition. Kirkpatrick A5. .

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        The Kingdom of the Pearl

      Brentano's NY: Brentano's. Very Good with no dust jacket. N.D.. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Limited Edition (No. 261 of only 675 copies). nd (c. 1922). Quarter bound in publisher's white cloth over silver and gray printed boards, gilt lettering on spine, paper label on cover, TEG, fore and bottom edges deckle, printed endpapers. Illustrated with ten magnificent tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac.. Spine and covers mildly soiled, old worn-holes in endpapers only, gift inscription in an elegant hand on half-title dated "Xmas 1922", otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean; all illustrations bright and clean. VERY GOOD. . Color Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 151 pp .

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        The Decameron of Boccaccio

      Privately Printed, 1922 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright, clean privately printed edition of The Decameron by Boccaccio. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and spine decoration. It is possible that this edition is from the text of the 1922 Navarre Society edition, that was originally in two volumes. This edition was translated by James McMullen Rigg. The Decameron is a collection of 100 novellas, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Some believe many parts of the tales are indebted to the influence of The Book of Good Love. Many notable writers such as Chaucer are said to have drawn inspiration from The Decameron. Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313 1375, was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular. Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in verisimilitude that of just about all of his contemporaries, since they were medieval writers and often followed formulaic models for character and plot. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight discolouration. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        GARGANTUA & PANTAGRUEL

      Paris G. Crès 1922. 20x27.6 cm., 813 pp., édition transcrite et annotée par Henri Clouzot, conservateur du Musée Galliéra et illustrée de 525 vignettes en n/b par Joseph Hémard, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 400 exemplaires sur vélin à la forme des papeteries de rives.

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        SIDELIGHTS ON RELATIVITY: Ether and Relativity; II: Geometry and Experience. Signed

      London: Methuen & Co., 1922 Einstein, Albert. SIDELIGHTS ON RELATIVITY: Ether and Relativity; II: Geometry and Experience. Methuen & Co, London , 1922. SIGNED. Small 8vo., 56pp. + 8 pages of adverts. ending with " Methuen two shilling novels". Blue cloth, blind-stamped upper cover, first issue gilt-lettered spine; the blue faded as usual. A very good copy of this early & now uncommon Einstein title showing some light wear at the head & heel of the spine; neatly signed "A. Einstein" in black fountain pen at the top of the title page. In an exceptional copy of the original publisher’s dustwrapper, black type on a turquoise ground, [very minor restoration at the spine crown]. In a fine custom gray cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side. Weil 111c. Very nice indeed. One of Einstein's scarcest Methuen titles, certainly as difficult as: RELATIVITY: The Special and General Theory, published in 1920 & THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY, also in 1922.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Q.B.L. or The Bride's Reception: Being A Short Cabalistic Treatise On The Nature And Use Of The Tree Of Life

      Chicago: Printed for the Author, 1922 First edition of Achad's most important book. Ex-Libris Aleister Crowley. Extraordinary Presentation Copy Inscribed By Frater Achad: "To my Beloved Father / 666 / in the hope that this, my / first book, may meet with / his approval / 777". 8vo., 106 pp + 43pp. + 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) + 1 folded black & white diagram. Limited Edition: #2 of 250 signed copies. THE MOST IMPORTANT POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION COPY. Black paper-covered boards, linen spine, paper title label, top edge gilt. Label slightly chipped, some wear to corners and edges of boards. Light damping along top margin of first few leaves and a couple of inconsequential nicks. Interesting bookplate of Phyllis Duveen. A very good & important copy. Aleister Crowley ("666") considered himself to be the "Spiritual Father" to Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones, "777"), as he relates on page 801 of the CONFESSIONS: "What I had really done ... was to beget a Magical Son. So, precisely nine months afterwards ... Frater O.I.V., entirely without my k now ledge, became a Babe of the Abyss. ... The Book of the Law speaks of this 'Child' as 'One,' as if with absolute vagueness. But the motto which Frater O.I.V. had taken on becoming a neophyte was 'Achad,' which is the Hebrew word for 'One.' It is further predicted that this 'Child' shall discover the Key of the interpretation of the Book itself, and this I had been unable to do." In this light, Achad refers to Aleister Crowley as his "Beloved Father" in the INSCRIBED DEDICATION. This is copy # 2 of 250; we presume that copy #1 was retained by the Author. The bookplate of Phyllis Duveen, the wife of Denis I. Duveen, a noted collector of Alchemical books & Esoterica] was possibly executed by AUBREY BEARDSLEY (although unsigned). The Duveen Collection is noted for its depth and balance. The catalogue of Duveen's library "Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica: An Annotated Catalogue of Printed Books on Alchemy, Chemistry, and Cognate Subjects in the Library of Denis I. Duveen," printed in London, 1949 remains a touchstone for scholars and collectors of European Chemistry before 1900. There are some penciled annotations in the margins of the text. These include the following: Page 2 has the phrase "get Essay Berashith" (to be found in the Collected Works of Aleister Crowley). Page 49 has the word "Tau" noted across from a discussion of THE UNIVERSE. Page 64 has the phrase "Book 777" across from a section on THE TREE OF LIFE. Page 97 has the phrase "Liber Legis" in the margin where the author refers to THE INITIATION OF 1917... BY THE MASTERS OF WISDOM FROM OTHER PLANES OF BEING. We cannot confirm that this penciling is in the hand of Crowley, nor of the previous owner Duveen but all things are possible.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Works

      London: Constable and Company Ltd,, 1922–24. 16 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in recent full blue morocco, double red morocco labels, spines with gilt ship motifs in compartments, gilt rules to spines and sides, top edges gilt, others uncut. Title pages printed in blue and black. A fine set. The standard edition, limited to 750 copies. The Standard Edition was published episodically, and includes, among other pieces, the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers that year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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