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        The Trembling of the Veil.

      London: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only by T. Werner Laurie 1922.. Limited edition, no. 508 of 1,000 copies, signed by the Author, 8vo, (x), 247, (1) pp. Frontispiece portrait with a captioned tissue. Original quarter parchment, paper spine label, slight bumping to extremities, otherwise an excellent clean copy still with its original d.w., this with browning to spine and edges, minor loss to spine ends and corners. Wade 133.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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      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 .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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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..

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      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

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        The Waste Land, in The Dial, November 1922 Volume LXXIII, Number 5

      New York: Dial Publishing,1922.. First edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. The first appearance in the United States of Eliot's masterpiece, "The Waste Land". Some wear to the cover, name to the front free endpaper; a very good copy. A very good copy of one of the most desirable literary journals of the century.

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        The waste land

      Boni and Liveright. Hardcover. B000855KFC VG/none 1922 Boni and Liveright hardcover / no dust jacket. This book is stated as a 2nd edition but in reality is is a 2nd issue of the 1st edition. The first issue came with flexible cloth boards and 5mm number size in the limitation blank and the correct spelling of mountain on page 41. The second issue is dated 1922, has stiff cloth boards, 2mm number size in the limitation blank, and included the error "mount in" instead of "mountain" on page 41. Copyright page states a limitation of 1000 copies of which this is number 485. Book is in great condition. Black stiff cloth boards have minor shelf wear. Spine has some minor fade and gilt is still bright. Pages are clean with minor age tone. Binding is tight. A rare book only lacking the incredibly scarce dust jacket. * Ships daily via USPS with delivery confirmation. Books are shipped in protective cardboard. . Good. 1922.

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        THE WASTE LAND in THE DIAL, November 1922, Original wraps

      (New York): (Dial Publishing), 1922. First Edition. wraps. Near Fine with just a very small chip to the head of the spine and a small piece clipped from the top outside corner of the front cover which also has a small marginal stain. Volume LXXIII, Number 5. Original printed salmon wraps. Contains the first printed appearance in the United States of THE WASTE LAND, and only its second appearance overall, having appeared the previous month in England in the CRITERION Magazine. Also includes contributions by Yeats, Picasso, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Malcolm Cowley, Bertrand Russell, and others. Uncommon in original wraps, unrestored, in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Waste Land

      New York: Boni & Liveright. G : in Good condition with fragile and damaged dust jacket. Slight warping to covers. Light staining to margins within. 1922. Limited Edition 586/1000. Black hardback cloth cover. 64pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: In modern folding case .

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        Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, The

      1922-23. The Vailima EditionRare in the Original Printed Dust JacketsSTEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. London: William Heinemann in Association with Chatto and Windus... 1922-23.Vailima Edition. One of 1,060 numbered sets for the United Kingdom, of which 1,000 sets are for sale and sixty are for presentation; rarer than the American sets from Scribner's. This set is No. 311. Twenty-six octavo volumes (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 226 x 147 mm.). Frontispieces (including photogravure portraits and facsimiles) and facsimile plates. “Moral Emblems & Other Poems” (Volume XXV) illustrated with woodcuts by Robert Louis Stevenson. Edited by L. Osbourne and F. Van de G. Stevenson. With an introduction by Lloyd Osbourne in Volume I. Title-pages printed in blue and black. Decorative woodcut initials in blue.Original dark blue buckram over bevelled boards. Front covers decoratively stamped in gilt and spines ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Decorative endpapers. Original pale blue dust jackets printed in dark blue. Dust jackets to sixteen volumes with reinforcement tape ghosts at spine head. A few dust jackets with light foxing. Otherwise a bright, fine setRobert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books, known especially for his novels of adventure. His major works include Treasure Island (1883), A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885), Kidnapped (1886), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), The Black Arrow (1888), and The Master of Ballantrae (1889). “Though his novels are perhaps less successfully accomplished than his briefer tales and stories, his work is marked by his power of invention, his command of horror and the supernatural, and the psychological depth which he was able to bring to romance” (Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia).Beinecke 748.

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        Amok. Novellen einer Leidenschaft

      Lpz., Insel 1922.. gr.-8°. 295 S., 2 Bll. OHLn. Buchblock etwas verzogen; Kanten berieb. - (Die Kette - Ein Novellenkreis. Zweiter Ring) EA. W.-G.² 50; Sarkowski 1951; Klawiter 136 - Mit eh., 4-zeil. Widmung Stefan Zweigs a. d. Titelbl., dat. 1922.

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        The Waste Land

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. Black cloth, flexible boards, lettered in gilt, No. 28 of 1000 copies. First Edition of the First Pinting, first state, meeting all the issue points: 5mm font size for the publisher?s name at the base of the spine, with limitation numbers 5mm tall, and in the flexible cloth binding; "mount in" in line 39, page 41, was not corrected (Gallup A6b; McBride 26; Hayward 332). In near fine to fine condition, with light rubbing to gilt letters to spine, and a trace of wear to board ends.. First Edition. Flexible Cloth Boards. Near Fine.

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      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES of the Second Edition/Impression (see below). (This is copy #546.). An Unopened Copy in Virtually Mint ConditionOf the Second Impression of Eliot's Masterpiece 197 x 130 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). 64 pp. Original black buckram, gilt titling on upper cover and spine, UNOPENED. In original pale orange dust jacket with black lettering. Gallup A-6b. Slight uniform fading to the spine of the dust jacket, but AS CLOSE TO A MINT COPY AS ONE COULD HOPE TO FIND--A SURELY UNSURPASSABLE COPY, the jacket virtually untouched, and with the unopened text obviously never read. This is an absolutely sparkling, once-in-a-decade copy of Eliot's masterpiece, which Day has called "the most discussed poem of the 20th century." An attack on the sterility and futility of modern life, the poem perfectly captured the disillusionment of the generation that had fought the Great War, and it was an immediate sensation. DNB describes it as "an iconoclastic and provocative work of jazz-like syncopation," observing that its "extraordinary intensity stems from a sudden fusing of diverse materials into a rhythmic whole of great skill and daring." Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis and educated at Harvard, but never really felt at home in America. He moved to Britain in 1914, becoming a citizen in 1927. Clever and socially adept, he quickly became a part of the post-war literary scene in London, where, ANB notes, he "gained a reputation in the world of belles-lettres as an observer who could shrewdly judge both accepted and experimental art from a platform of apparently enormous learning." The success of "The Waste Land" opened new doors for Eliot: a position as an editor at a publishing house allowed him to leave his boring day job at a London bank and freed him to spend more time on his writing. He went on to author a number of acclaimed poems and dramas, as well as perceptive literary criticism, but "The Waste Land" will always be the work most associated with his name. As Gallup indicates, our volume was probably published early in 1923, after 1,000 copies of the first printing were issued in 1922. Gallup says that although our printing is "called 'Second Edition' in the colophon, this is actually a second impression from the same setting of type as the first edition, but with a different colophon." In all its important particulars, our copy agrees with copies from the later part of the first impression press run: the "a" in our copy has dropped out of "mountain" in line 339 of p. 41; our binding is stiff (not flexible) boards; and our copy number is in stamped numbers 2 mm. (not 5 mm.) high.

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        The Waste Land

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922 [1923?]. Second printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine+. Number 369 (stamped in type 2-mm high, per Gallup A6b) of the second impression limited to just 1000 copies. (Though stated as the "second edition" on the colophon page, this second impression of 1000 copies was printed from the same setting of type as the first printing and is more accurately termed, as listed in Gallup, the "second impression.") With the incorrect 'mount in,' line 339, p. 41. Slim octavo; 64pp. Publisher's stiff black cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, all edges deckled; in the original salmon-pink dust jacket printed in black. Near Fine, clean and complete, the gilt lettering still bright, with minor bumping to the spine ends; flawed by dark offsetting from paper laid in between the rear end papers and between pp. 38-39 and light chipping to the top of the half title and title pages where the uncut pages were opened carelessly; otherwise a bright, unmarred, very lightly read copy with no names, bookplates, or writing. The jacket is Near Fine or better without restoration, the front and back panel clean and complete—indeed Fine—but the spine darkened with trivial rubbing to the ends and a small sliver of loss mid-spine, not affecting any lettering. Overall, a remarkable, highly collectible copy of likely the century's most important poetic work. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        A Friendly Round.

      London: Mills & Boon, 1922.. First edition. 8vo, pp. 142:(1, advertisement):16 (Mills & Boon's catalogue), original green cloth. Headband bumped and with very short split at hinge, about an eighth of an inch. Spine somewhat askew but generally a very good copy with only a little light foxing. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        Writings [Large-Paper Edition], The

      1922. The First Appearance of “Creole Sketches”HEARN, Lafcadio. The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922.Large-Paper Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies. Sixteen octavo volumes. Mounted color frontispieces and photogravure plates, mostly from photographs by Charles S. Olcott (several in color and mounted, all on Japanese vellum), with descriptive tissue guards. Text illustrations. Volume I contains the first appearance of Creole Sketches. Handsomely bound by Stikeman in contemporary three-quarter maroon morocco ruled in gilt over lilac cloth boards. Spines with two raised band decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set.Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), American journalist and author, “is noted for the poetic prose style of his exotic and fantastic tales; he dedicated himself to ‘the worship of the Old, the Queer, the Strange, the Exotic, the Monstrous.’ After some early publication, including translations of stories by Théophile Gautier…Hearn achieved success in works set in Louisiana and the Caribbean [including Chita: A Memory of Last Island (1889), Two Years in the French West Indies (1890), and Youma (1890)]…Hearn’s search for the exotic led him to Japan in 1890, where he spent the rest of his life teaching and writing about the Japanese scene. He married a Japanese woman and became a Japanese citizen under the name of Koizumi Yakumo. He published several books on Japan, including Kokoro (1896), In Ghostly Japan (1899), and Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation (1904). But his best work was his first, Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (1894)” (Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia).Perkins, pp. 81-84.

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      1922. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK) KABUMPO IN OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1922). 4to, Blue cloth, pict. paste-on, spine slightly faded, else near Fine. 1st ed., earliest copy with Princess Dorothy on [299] and elephant on half title, H-G XVI. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers and 12 wonderful color plates by J.R. NEILL.

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      1922. 1. (FREUD,TOM [SEIDMANN])illus. DAVID THE DREAMER by Ralph Bergengren. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press (1922). Oblong 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/2"), green gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, 67p., Fine condition in the rare dust wrapper (dw chipped and mended on verso). The story is an unusual fantasy about a young boy and his dream adventures, magnificently illustrated by Freud with stylized color plates that are aesthetically pleasing and artistically Art Deco in style. Tom (born Martha Gertrude) was a German children's book illustrator who was one of the pioneers of the avant garde art movement "neue sachlichkeit" in post WWI Germany that coincided with the Bauhaus school design. Her innovations in children's books were felt the world over. This book marks her first American appearance. This is a scarce American edition, rare in the dust wrapper.

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        Le Jardin de Berenice

      Pous les Cent Bibliophiles Paris: Pous les Cent Bibliophiles, 1922. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Original pictorial wraps printed in color and gilt embossed to cover and spine, edges uncut, in glassine dust jacket. Illustrated with 41 color drypoint etchings all by Malo Renault; decorative margins. Number 125 from a limited edition of 130 copies. Attractive, sound copy, if only slightest browning and wear at edges.

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        [Reliures en plein maroquin] Un jardin sur l'Oronte

      Paris: Plon-Nourrit & Cie, 1922. relié. 12,5x19,5cm. Edition originale, un des 50 ex numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin caramel, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de sextuples caissons dorés que sépare en deux compartiments un listel mosaïqué de maroquin rouge, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, date en queue, nonuples encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats également agrémentés d'un listel mosaïqué de maroquin rouge, gardes de maroquin rouge, contreplats de soie moirée caramel, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, filet doré sur les coupes, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées ; chemise à rabats en demi maroquin caramel à bandes, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, intérieur de daim caramel ; étui bordé de maroquin caramel, intérieur de feutre vert d'eau, élégant ensemble signé de Semet & Plumelle. Superbe exemplaire remarquablement établi en reliure doublée de Semet & Plumelle. - Plon-Nourrit & Cie, Paris _1922, 12,5x19,5cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - Reliures en plein maroquin relié sous chemise et étui

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        Le Jardin de Berenice

      Paris: Pous les Cent Bibliophiles, 1922. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Original pictorial wraps printed in color and gilt embossed to cover and spine, edges uncut, in glassine dust jacket. Illustrated with 41 color drypoint etchings all by Malo Renault; decorative margins. Number 125 from a limited edition of 130 copies. Attractive, sound copy, if only slightest browning and wear at edges.

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        Edgar Dega i ego iskusstvo. (Edgar Degas and his Art)

      Moscow: Grzhebina. Very Good. 1922. First Edition. Paperback. Back strip tearing, edges chipped, covers somewhat thumbed and age-darkened, fep thumbed. Complete and generally good. ; Degas and his Art by prominent Russian and Soviet art critic. Rare edition with cover design by Aleksandr Ekster: major painter, theatre designer and graphic artist of Russian Cubist, Suprematist and Constructivist styles. John Milner p.136-138. Hellyer 520. Tipped -in b/w reproductions of Degas' art throughout. RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE original edition: Collection of c.200 items in stock. Photos of all books available on request. See our RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE catalogue. ; 4to ; 89 pages .

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      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1922. Hardcover. Some rubbing and minor flaking of leather to the spine edges of a few volumes; all hinges are secure and covers tight. There is no chipping to the spines of any volumes. Near Fine set with a handsome shelf appearance. Fourteen (of fifteen, lacking THE PICKWICK PAPERS) volumes bound in 3/4 red morocco leather with gilt rules and beautifully gilt-decorated spines with three raised bands, top edges gilt. Illustrated with several full-page plates per volume. Contains DAVID COPPERFIELD, MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, BLEAK HOUSE, THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, HARD TIMES, BARNABY RUDGE, MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, DOMBEY AND SON, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, A CHILD's HISTORY OF ENGLAND, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER, OLIVER TWIST, PICTURES FROM ITALY, AMERICAN NOTES, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, CHRISTMAS BOOKS, TALES AND SKETECHES, LITTLE DORRIT, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, SKETCHES BY BOZ, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK, A HOLIDAY ROMANCE, and PLAYS, POEMS & MISCELLANIES. The spines are not numbered so there is no way of knowing this is not a complete set unless you look specifically for the missing title.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Les Chansons de Bilitis

      Paris: Pierre Corrand, 1922. Quarto. (xxiv), (178), (viii)pp. From an edition of 133 copies, this is one of 125 printed on paper. With forty-two illustrations by Barbier, engraved on wood and colored by Schmied. Signed by Barbier, and with Schmied's chop mark. Originally published in 1894, these prose-poems, which Loüys claimed to be the work of a neo-Sapphic ancient poet, were composed by Loüys himself. Work on this edition began in 1914 but was halted because of the death of the publisher, Corrand, then by the outbreak of World War I. The book was completed in 1922 by Corrand's widow. Barbier began his career as an illustrator in 1911; this book is considered his best early work. Indeed, with the exquisite pochoir coloring by Schmied, including several that have been heightened with metallic colors, this book is a visual feast and certainly ranks as an Art Deco high-spot. Loose, as issued, in publisher's printed wrappers. Apart from a light spot to upper cover, this is a remarkably fine copy of a book that has only appeared once at auction in the last twenty years.

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        Winter Village of the Minatarres. [Tab. 26]

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922]. Aquatint engraving by L. Weber after Bodmer. 17 5/8 x 25 1/2 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.18) A highly atmospheric scene executed by Bodmer during the winter of 1833-1834 when the travellers stayed at Fort Clark on the banks of the upper reaches of Missouri River. In November 1833 Prince Maximilian and Bodmer made a nine-hour trek from the Fort to one of the Hidatsa winter villages (probably Eláh-sa) and stayed for a couple of days. Composed of about eighty households closely packed amidst the sheltering timber the village was the largest of the Hidatsa settlements on the Knife River. Here a number of figures are gathered in the foreground, wrapped in their buffalo robes to watch a pair of young men keep warm by playing the hoop and pole game that was one of the most common and widespread of all North American Indian games. 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. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. 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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      1922. NEILL,JOHN R. LETTER FROM NEILL TO REILLY & LEE WITH RESPONSE. This is a wonderful handwritten letter to Mr. Reilly of Reilly and Lee with Reilly's response typed on the side. Neill's letter is dated Jan. 12, 1922 and reads: "Dear F.K. Reilly - Am sending today the last lot of drawings, completing the illustrations for Kabumpo in Oz. Incidentally I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the mss. and making the pictures. After illustrating about seventeen Oz books I think it worthwhile to let you know this with my congratulations on having secured an author of such superior qualifications to continue the work of supplying the Oz books. Every feature of the child appeal is handled with the greatest skill. The whimsical humor the interest and the zip of the book makes me think it one of the very best Oz books so far. Sincerely Jno R. Neill." Reilly writes a typed response dated March 4th 1922: " Dear John, Packages of drawings for Children's Poems received O.K. They are satisfactory although I think they are uneven in merit; some are much better than others. Send in your bill and we we'll take care of you. With best regards, Very cordially, F.K. Reilly."

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        Scalp Dance of the Minatarres [Tab. 27]

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer. Small marginal tears not affecting plate area. 16 x 21 inches. 18 13/16 x 25 1/2 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.18) An important record of this energetic victory dance, executed by Bodmer during the winter of 1833-1834 when the travelers stayed at Fort Clark on the banks of the upper reaches of Missouri River. The Hidatsa's came to the fort twice to perform their scalp dance, once in February 1834 after a retaliatory raid against the Assiniboins, and again in April after a surprise attack on a Sioux camp. The figure shown center right is Máhchsi-Níhka (`Young War Eagle'), a deaf- mute who had played a prominent part in the raid against the Assiniboins. To the far left is Síh-Sä (`Red Feather'), a Mandan man who had been raised by the factor of Fort Clark, although he still has relatives in the village. The women play a principal role in the dance and have donned military attire, painted their faces like warriors, carried weapons and displayed scalp trophies. Musical accompaniment is provided by the men with the drums and rattles. 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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        Skippy Bedelle: His Sentimental Progress from the Urchin to the Complete Man of the World

      Little Brown Boston: Little, Brown. 1922. First. First edition. Fine in very lightly rubbed, easily fine dustwrapper. The adventures of Skippy, another of the Lawrenceville heroes that included the Prodigious Hickey, the Tennessee Shad and Dink Stover. While we have handled a few other copies in jacket, this is the only fine example we have encountered. .

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        The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson [SOLD WITH] My Years on Stage -- Two Volumes, Both Inscribed by the Authors to Otis Skinner

      The Century Co. / E. P. Dutton & Co. New York: The Century Co. / E. P. Dutton & Co., 1897 and 1922. Hardcover. Very Good+. Two volumes sold together, wonderful association copies for 19th century New York theater. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH JEFFERSON, published by Century in 1897; full calf; 4to; rebacked, with original gilt-lettered backstrip. Inscribed by Jefferson to Otis Skinner, and with the bookplate of Cornelia Otis Skinner on front paste-down. A bit scuffed along the edges; prelims and terminals lightly dust-soiled; VG+, an excellent copy. MY YEARS ON THE STAGE, published by Dutton in 1922; half gilt-ruled red morroco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, original gilt-lettered cloth backstrip bound in at rear; 4to; enriched with the addition of plates, invitations, Autograph Letters Signed, a telegram, and more. Inscribed by Drew to Otis Skinner, and with Otis Skinner's bookplate on front paste-down. Scuffed along joints; chip at head of spine; crack in gutter after half-title-p., though binding is otherwise nice and tight. Both volumes warmly inscribed by the stars of New York theater to fellow actor and friend Otis Skinner. Skinner was associated with Jefferson's troupe from 1895, where he perfected his famous Shakespearean roles as well as his signature role as Hajj the beggar in the Broadway's Kismet which he performed for over 20 years and starred in its 1920 and 1930 film versions. This volume, Skinner's own enriched copy of the work of his close friend, actor and stage manager, Drew, includes a Western Union Telegram by Drew to Skinner, thanking him for his kind review of this book, Chicago, 7 November 1922. Among 4 Autograph Letters Signed by Drew is an amusing one to Otis's wife Maud Skinner, thanking her for a letter and mentioning Otis: ". . . thank him for me and say, à propos of the `dead hand of Ethelberta' of happy memory, that after being in the sea for 15 minutes - even on the hottest day - all circulation stops in my fingers & they become waxen - so that I am known as `Francis Frozen-fin, the gelid wonder.'" 4 pages, folded 8vo, inlaid to size. On Kyalami, East Hampton stationery 9 August, 1923, and a few others to Otis in the 1920s mentioning various productions they were involved with. Also included are caricatures of John Drew, the commemorative dinner program celebrating Drew's 50th year on the stage, photographic plates from productions, and the memorial service program and letters to Skinner concerning Drew's death. The service took place on November 13, 1927 at The Church of the Transfiguration, known as "the actor's church" on 29th Street in New York City. A touching memorial compiled by Skinner, celebrating his friend and the golden age of American Stage Acting.

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      London: Constable, 1922.. 1st Edition, 2 volumes; Vol I, lxiv, 1-300, [4] appendix, 30 plate leaves, (including frontipiece and 2 folding panoramas), 4 maps (3 folding); Vol II, viii, 301-585, 28 plates leaves (including coloured frontipiece, 8 folding panoramas), 1 folding map. Original blue cloth with gilt titles variation - A71.A1 Rosove (71.A2). The best written and most enduring account of exploits in the Antarctic. - Taurus. A classic - it has been called "The best polar book ever written." At the age of 24, 'Cherry' was one of the youngest members of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913). This was Scott's second and last expedition to Antarctica. Cherry was initially rejected, but made a second application along with a promise of £1,000 towards the cost of the expedition. Rejected a second time, he made the donation regardless. Struck by this gesture, and at the same time persuaded by Dr Edward 'Bill' Watson, Scott agreed to take Cherry as assistant biologist. He is acclaimed for his historical account of this expedition... It was perhaps the only real stroke of luck in Scott's ill fated [Terra Nova] expedition that Cherry-Garrard, the one survivor of the winter journey, happened to be able to describe it so effectively that the reader forgets how comfortable he is in his arm-chair, and remembers the tale with a shiver as if he had been through it himself. - George Bernard Shaw." Cherry-Garrard was warmly commended by Scott for his efficiency and unselfishness as a sledger and tent-mate. In the comparative comfort of life at base, he edited the South Polar Times. Wilson chose Bowers and Cherry-Garrard -- 'the pick of the sledging element' (Scott) -- as his companions for a Winter Journey in 1911 to the rookery of the Emperor Penguin at Cape Crozier, an exploit which is still without parallel in the annals of polar exploration. On their return 5 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. The book is widely regarded as the most readable of all the Antarctic literature - it has been suggested that the manuscript was heavily edited by George Bernard Shaw, who was a close family friend of the Cherry-Garrards. Possibly Ex library,evidence of removal of bookplates and red ink stain on rear eps, both volumes, but no other library markings. All 10 panoramas, prints as called for. Age toning, some foxing; mainly to page edges, spines sunned. Shelfware, corners bumped, fraying, softening to spines both volumes, cracked hinge Volume I, folding plate I panorama completely torn but complete and repaired with archive tape, contents clean. Overall in Good condition.

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        Weather Prediction by Numerical Process.

      Cambridge, The University Press, 1922. 4to. Uncut in the original full blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt Cambridge-weapon to spine. A bit of fading to spine and wear to capitals. library-stamp to half-title and to title-page (Reichsamt für Wetterdienst), as well as a few very discete handwritten library-numerals. 3 pages with smaller marginal rust-staining from a previous paper-clip, far from affecting text. A very nice, clean, and tight copy. XII, 236 pp. + errata-slip inserted between title-page and preface. With illustraions (maps) + numerous tables in the text.. The rare first edition of this landmark work of weather forecasting, being the work in which the possibility of numerical weather prediction is proposed for the first time, Richardson's main work with which he pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting and presented the basis for all later weather prediction. The famous American mathematician, physicist, and meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953) is not only a formal pioneer of modern mathematical weather forecasting, he actually used the techniques obtained in this process to the study of wars and how they emerge, and he devoted much of his life to trying to prevent them. He also did pioneering work on fractals and is remembered by the "modified Richardson iteration", which refers to his method for solving a system of linear equations. Richardson's strong interest in meteorology led him to propose a scheme for weather forecasting by solution of differential equations, which is the method still used today. This method he presented in his seminal work "Weather Prediction by Numerical Process". Of course, in 1922, when his book appeared, computers that would be able to complete the vast number of calculations required for producing forecasts did not exist, and many of his results are incorrect. It is however, his method that founds the basis for actual modern weather prediction, from the first practical use of numerical weather prediction in 1955 (made possible by the development of programmable electronic computers) till today. "Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953, English), in his publication "Weather Prediction by Numerical Process", details the equations, physical processes, and computational methods required to predict weather numerically. His results in a test six-hour forecast for a portion of Europe are highly unrealistic (including a pressure change of 140 millibars) and the calculations required for solving the equations are so impractical with current computing capabilities that he estimates 64,000 as the number of human calculators needed to keep pace with the weather itself. Nonetheless, the basic scheme of his pioneering effort is soundly based and contributes to developments later in the century after computer advances make numerical weather forecasting feasible." (Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 494)."Retaining the nonlinear nature of the governing equations and incorporating the best representation of physical effects have been the underlying principles for numerical weather prediction... Despite the great demands on computation, L.N. Richardson attempted a realistic numerical weather forecast (published in 1922) using solely his own calculations. He envisioned a large team of calculators, with messengers conveying intermediate results between members of the computational crew. His attempt failed miserably (for reasons that were inherently avoidable but not understood until the 1930s)..." (Good II:521)."...The alternative possibility - that of finding approximate solutions of the hydrodynamical equation by purely numerical methods - was evidently explored first by Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953) in the closing months of World War II, in connection with the prediction problem... Richardson carried out a single test calculation by hand between stints of driving an ambulance to the front. His results, reported in his book "Weather Prediction by Numerical Process" (1922) were disappointing... What was clearly needed were computing machines that operated ten thousand times faster than human computers." (Good I:111). See:Parkinson, Breakthroughs. A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics 1200-1930. Massachusetts, 1985.Gregory A. Good, Sciences of the Earth. An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, N.Y. & London, 1998

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      C. Efron 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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      Egoist Press London: Egoist Press. 1922. First. First English edition. Bound without wrappers in contemporary three-quarter black morocco and papercovered boards. Extremities rubbed and worn, half-title and title page a little smudged, still a nice and sound, very good copy that could use a little polishing. One of 2000 numbered copies. A nice copy of an increasingly scarce edition of one of the most important novels of the 20th Century. Connolly 100. .

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        Der Raum. Ein Beitrag zur Wissenschaftslehre.

      Berlin, Reuther & Reichard, 1922. 8vo. Uncut in the original grey printed wrappers w. very neat professional repairs to inner hinges and to capitals. Printing on spine nearly fully intact. A very faint waterstaining to upper corner throughout, otherwise a very good, nice and clean copy of a publication, which in itself is quite fragile. 87 pp.. First edition of Carnap's first publication, his doctoral dissertation. Printed in Kant-Studien, Ergänzungshefte, Nr. 56. Issued by H. Vaihinger, M. Frischeisen-Kähler and A Liebert. Rudolf Carnap (born 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, died 1970 in Santa Monica, California) was an immensely influential analytic philosopher, who has contributed decisively to the fields of logic, epistemology, semantics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language. He was one of the leading figures of the Vienna Circle, and a prominent logical positivist. He studied philosophy, physics and mathematics at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg, and worked at the universities of Jena, Vienna and Prague until 1935, when he, due to the war, emigrated to the U.S., where he became an American citizen in 1941. In America he became professor of the University of Chicago. In Jena he was appointed Professor of Mathematics, though his main interest at that time was in physics. By 1913 he planned to write his dissertation on thermionic emission, but this was interrupted by World War I, where he served at the front until 1917. Afterwards he studied the theory of relativity under Einstein in Berlin, and he developed the theory for a new dissertation, namely on an axiomatic system for the physical theory of space and time. He thus ended up writing the important dissertation under the direction of Bouch on the theory of space (Raum) from a philosophical point of view. The dissertation was submitted in 1921, and, due to the clear influence from Kantian philosophy, it was published the following year in this supplement to the "Kant-Studien". After the publication of his first work, Carnap's involvement with the Vienna Circle began to develop. He met Reichenbach in 1923 and was introduced to Moritz Schlick in Vienna, where he then moved to become assistant professor at the university. He soon became one of the leading members of the Vienna Circle, and in 1929 he, Neurath, and Hahn wrote the manifest of the Circle.As the title indicates, "Der Raum" deals with the philosophy of space. Partly influenced by Husserl, under whom he studied at Freiburg, Carnap poses the question whether our knowledge of space is analytic, synthetic a priori or empirical. His answer is that it depends on what is meant by "space", and thus differentiates between three kinds of theories of space: Formal (which is analytic [a priori]), intuitive (which is synthetic a priori), and physical (which is empirical [or synthetic aposteriori]). He compares this division of space with that of geometry into: projective, metric and topological. This, of course, anticipates much of his later philosophy, and some of his theories developed in this paper became the official position of logical empiricism on the philosophy of space. In this work he also develops a formal system for space-time topology, which became quite influential

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        The meaning of relativity. Four lectures delivered at Princeton University, May 1921. Translated by Edwin Plimpton Adams.

      London, Methuen & Co, 1922. 119 + 8 p. Publisher´s cloth, partly uncut. Soiled and slightly worn, front cover with minor inkstain, spine slightly faded. Somewhat loose in binding. With booksellers etiquette "Kelly & Walsh, Raffles Place, Singapore" on inside of front cover.. First English edition

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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra.Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos, 1918. First editions, author's presentation offprints, inscribed..

      Rare inscribed presentation-offprint issues with 'Separate Copy' printed on the front wrappers. The third part, published in 1922, lacks here for obvious reasons [see below]. It was in this fundamental paper that Bohr first gave a clear formulation of, and fully utilized, his 'correspondence principle'. Besides his derivation of the Balmer formula (1913), this is by many considered to be Bohr's greatest contribution to physics. Bohr's correspondence principle (or postulate) states in general that although classical physics is incomplete there must be a fundamental analogy between quantum theory and classical physics. Actually Bohr at first referred to the postulate as the 'principle of analogy'. It was Bohr's underlying idea that the new quantum theory must satisfy in the limiting cases, e.g., when frequencies <i>v</i> tend to zero or quantum numbers <i>n&rarr;&infin;</i>, that it's predictions approximate those of classical physics. When studying different quantum theoretic problems one can thus utilize already established facts from what classical physics predicts in that particular situation, and then work backwards to arrive at new quantum theoretic rules for the system. In this major paper Bohr penetrated far into the quantum theory of line-spectra of the Hydrogen atom, and other elements, by using his principle and the classical theory of electrodynamics. Bohr's method was the principle guide to the progress of quantum theory during the early twenties, until it was finally built into the foundation of quantum mechanics. <br/><br/> Provenance: Part 1 inscribed in Bohr's hand: "Hernn Professor Dr. E. Gehrke / Hochachtungsvoll / vom / Verfasser", Part 2 with faint rubberstamp "Fra Forfatteren", both parts inscribed (probably by Gehrke) "Bohr 1918". Ernst Gehrcke (1878-1960) spent most of his scientific career on the relation between electricity and gasses, this basic research being important for the later development of gas-filled light bulbs and tubes. He is most well known for criticism of the general theory of relativity as outlined by Einstein in 1916. Most discussion thereon can be found in German newspapers after a conference on August 24, 1920, featuring lectures against this theory. This was the first and only event of the <i>Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Naturforscher zur Erhaltung reiner Wissenschaft</i>. Philipp Lenard [Nobel-prize 1905 for his work on cathode rays] lended credibility to the Society. Gehrcke was the major speaker. Later Anti-Semitism and anti-theoretical physics (especially with respect to the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics) were core elements of the <i>Deutsche Physik</i> movement to which Gehrcke contributed <i>Die massensuggestion der relativitätstheorie</i> (1924). Lenard proposed Gehrcke for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, which ultimately was awarded to Einstein in the same year. In this perspective it can be understood, that Bohr did not send Gehrcke an offprint of the 3rd part in 1922, thus resulting in the set presently offered.. Two parts. 4to: (270 x 215 mm). 118 pp. Offprints from: 'Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Lettres de Danemark'. Original printed wrappers, light wear and chipping, spine strip of second part worn and front wrapper nearly split. In all a fine and unretsored set

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        &#147;Paradise of Children, The&#148;

      1922. A Superb Original Arthur Rackham Watercolor Drawingfor Nathaniel Hawthorne&#146;s &#147;A Wonder Book&#148; RACKHAM, Arthur (1867-1939). &#147;The Paradise of Children.&#148; London: 1922. Original pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing for the tinted line drawing illustrating &#147;The Paradise of Children&#148; (&#147;Pandora&#146;s Box&#148;) in Nathaniel Hawthorne&#146;s A Wonder Book (London: [n.d., 1922]). Signed and dated at lower right. Image size: 15 x 11 inches (381 x 279 mm.). Matted, framed, and glazed.&#147;Long, long ago, when this old world was in its tender infancy, there was a child, who never had either a father or a mother; and, that he might not be lonely, another child, fatherless and motherless like himself, was sent from a far country, to live with him, and be his playfellow and helpmate. Her name was Pandora.The first thing that Pandora saw, when she entered the cottage where Epimetheus dwelt, was a great box. And almost the first question which she put to him, after crossing the threshold, was this,&#151;&#145;Epimetheus, what have you in that box?&#146; &#145;My dear little Pandora,&#146; answered Epimetheus, &#145;That is a secret, and you must be kind enough not to ask any questions about it. The box was left here to be kept safely, and I do not myself know what it contains.&#146;&#145;But who gave it to you?&#146; asked Pandora. &#145;And where did it come from?&#146;&#145;That is a secret too,&#146; replied Epimetheus.&#145;How provoking!&#146; exclaimed Pandora, pouting her lip. &#145;I wish the great ugly box were out of the way!&#146;&#145;Oh come, don&#146;t think of it anymore&#148; cried Epimetheus. &#147;Let us run out of doors, and have some nice play with the other children.&#146;It is thousands of years since Epimetheus and Pandora were alive; and the world, nowadays, is a very different sort of thing from what it was in their time. Then, everybody was a child. There needed no fathers and mothers to take care of the children; because there was no danger, nor trouble of any kind, and no clothes to be mended, and there was always plenty to eat and drink. Whenever a child wanted his dinner, he found it growing on a tree; and, if he looked at the tree in the morning, he could see the expanding blossom of that night&#146;s supper; or, at eventide, he saw the tender bud of tomorrow&#146;s breakfast. It was a very pleasant life indeed. No labor to be done, no tasks to be studied; nothing but sports and dances, and sweet voices of children talking, or caroling like birds, or gushing out in merry laughter, throughout the livelong day.&#148;This charming watercolor drawing depicts life as it was before Pandora opened the &#147;great ugly box&#148;&#151; a wonderfully gentle pastoral scene, with a group of three naked children dancing merrily, without a care in the world, with &#147;the expanding blossoms of that night&#146;s supper&#148; hanging heavily on the tree above their heads and &#147;the tender bud of tomorrow&#146;s breakfast&#148; growing on the plants in the foreground.&#147;The moment one opens Hawthorne&#146;s Wonder Book one becomes aware of the rounding and softening of form in Rackham&#146;s work. The modern Pandora of Hawthorne opens her box for the world in 1921, and she is a very living young girl, with breasts just beginning to swell, indicating that Rackham was aware of the undertones of this story which is being retold with every lifetime. In &#145;The Paradise of Children&#146; from the same text the children are drawn in line, but the washes of colour give them a rotundity of form and a very human life. The point which Rackham is making, surely, is that these are real children, a real Pandora, and not some dream from fairy land&#148; (Fred Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 141).

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        Jewish Industrial Establishments in Poland. Zydowskie Przedsiebiorstwa Przemyslowe W Polsce (Volume III)

      Warszawa 1922poor 4to. clxv, 151, 169, clxxxiv,pp. Three-quarter faux leather over paper-covered boards. Front and rear board and backstrip detached but present. Hebrew lettering in gold on spine. In the early 1920s, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committe financed an economic survey of the Jewish population in Poland to assist in better funding of the collapsing Jewish economy, as well as refuting claims that Polish Jews were profiting from World War I. The results were published in eight volumes in 1922-23. Each volume contains general tables and separate explanatory texts in English, Polish and Yiddish. With large color fold-out plate containing diagrams of "Active Workshops and Hired Workmen in Byalistok-Cityand District at Time of Investigation 1921." "Surveyed in 1921. Compiled under the Supervision of Eliezer Heller. Volume III, Bialystok City and District. Wedlug Ankiety Z 1921 Roku. Opracowane Pod Kierownictwem Eliezera Hellera. Tom Trzeci, Bialystok Miasto I Wojewodztwo." Backstrip almost separated from front board. Heavy chipping to rear board with parts missing. Front free endpaper torn and chippedwith top right corner missing. Top and bottom corner of leaves bumped throughout. Age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Binding in poor, majority of interior leaves in good condition. As is. Volume III only of eight volumes.

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