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        The Mystery Rivers of Tibet. A Description of the Little-Known Land where Asia's Mightiest Rivers gallop in harness through the narrow gateway of Tibet, its peoples, fauna, & flora.

      First edition. 8vo. pp. 316, [12, publisher's ads.]; photo. illusts., 3 sketch maps, one folding map at rear; minor spotting at front and rear, else very good in the original sandy cloth, in the original dust-jacket, which is chipped and frayed to extremities with loss to head of lower joint and large chip to lower margin of upper cover.Ward describes a 1913-4 plant-hunting expedition to the eastern borders of Tibet. The book is particularly uncommon in the dust-jacket.

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books]
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        Les pastorales de Longus ou Daphnis & Chloé traduction de messire Jacques Amyot revue, corrigée, complétée de nouveau refaite en grande partie par P.L. Courier.

      - Georg & Cie, Paris 1923, 16,5x25,5cm, relié sous étui. - Illustrato edizione di 13 litografie originali di Charles Guerin, una delle 10 copie numerate sul vecchio Giappone, testina di stampa. Bound in pieno marocchino nocciola leggermente assottigliato a quattro nervi, ruote posteriori data di copricapi d'oro, che incornicia un filo d'oro su guardie menta marocchino, contreplats moiré di seta mandorla, seguenti avvertenze di carta fatta a mano caso piatti nocciola carta fatta a mano, doppio dorato sulle tazze, copertine e della colonna vertebrale conservato, tutti i bordi dorati, foderato marocco, blu sentiva dentro, elegante rilegatura firmato Klein. La nostra copia come ha stabilito la giustificazione del pareggio è piena della sua suite Cina. Inoltre, il nostro modello si arricchisce di un disegno originale firmato a matita dall'artista Charles Guerin che rappresenta la composizione è la pagina 13. Molto bella copia ben stabilita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 13 lithographies originales de Charles Guérin, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur vieux Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin noisette, dos très légèrement éclairci à quatre nerfs, date en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les gardes de maroquin menthe, contreplats de soie moirée amande, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, étui bordé de maroquin noisette, plats de papier à la cuve, intérieur de feutrine bleue, élégante reliure signée de Klein. Notre exemplaire ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de sa suite sur Chine. En outre, notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un dessin original signé au crayon de Charles Guérin représentant la composition illustrant la page 13. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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      Knopf, New York 1923 - One of only 215 copies in the second binding of striped multi-colored boards of perhaps the most important first book of poetry of the 20th century. Edelstein A I.a. Fresh and bright copy inside and out. Spine label a little faded but readable; very mild rubbing and edgewear. Near Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        LES MONNAIES CAPÉTIENNES OU ROYALES FRANCAISES. Tome I : De Hugues Capet à la réforme de saint Louis. Tome II : De Louis IX (saint Louis) à Louis XII. [2 volumes].

      1923Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1923-1932. Deux volumes grand in-quarto (192 X 282) ) demi-chagrin vert lierre, dos cinq nerfs sertis de filets à froid et dorés, auteur et titre dorés, filet doré sur les plats, tête mouchetée, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure moderne) ; Tome I : XCIV-85 pages et 2 pages non chiffrées (addenda, corrigenda et table des matières) et 18 planches hors-texte ; Tome II : XXXIII-406 pages, 6 pages non chiffrées (tableau des lettres, signes et symboles), XXXVI planches hors-texte. Cernes de mouillures claires sur les plats de couvertures et les premiers et derniers feuillets, sans aucune gravité. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cet IMPORTANT OUVRAGE. Il s'agit du catalogue des monnaies capétiennes de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France dressé par Dieudonné. L'ouvrage, devenu rare, se révèle très utile pour l'étude des monnaies capétiennes classées scientifiquement par émissions. Les nombreux ateliers représentés, avec de nombreuses planches rendent l'ouvrage indispensable. Adolphe Dieudonné (1868-1945) passa quarante et un ans de sa vie au Cabinet des médailles avant de prendre sa retraite en 1937. BON EXEMPLAIRE dans une solide reliure moderne. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Ship that Sailed to Mars, The

      1923. first edition. William Timlin's Masterpiece'The Ship That Sailed To Mars'Forty-Eight 'Fantastic' Color PlatesTIMLIN, William M. The Ship that Sailed to Mars, A Fantasy. Told and Pictured by William M. Timlin. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1923]. First American Edition. Limited to 250 copies for the US of which this is number 43. Large quarto (12 x x 9 3/16 inches; 305 x 233 mm.). 96 pp. All on thick gray paper, comprising forty-eight mounted color plates and forty-eight mounted leaves of calligraphic text.Quarter vellum over gray boards, front cover decoratively lettered in black, spine elaborately stamped in gilt, gray end-papers. A near fine copy, the gilt on the spine bright and fresh, one of the best that we have ever seen.William Timlin (1893-1943), ?born in Ashington, Northumberland, Timlin was educated in England but emigrated to South Africa before 1915 and studied art there. He did illustrations in pen and ink and watercolour, and exhibited regularly in South Africa, where he practised as an architect. He wrote stories, composed music, illustrated periodicals, produced watercolour fantasies, painted in oil, and produced etchings. His book, The Ship That Sailed to Mars, was published in 1923 and the film rights were purchased in the US, where Timlin was popular during his lifetime. It has been asserted that the illustrations to this book put him in the top ten of fantasy illustrators with Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. He died in Kimberley, South Africa? (Alan Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators).?The most original and beautiful children?s book of the 1920s was William M. Timlin?s masterpiece The Ship That Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy. Excelling the production values previously lavished on Willy Pogany and Harry Clarke, George Harrap published this huge and magnificent volume in November 1923, finely bound in quarter vellum richly decorated in gilt. ?Told and Pictured by William M. Timlin?, the book contained 48 superb colour plates by the artist, alternated throughout with 48 leaves adorned with his fine calligraphic and poetic text. These pieces of art were all mounted by hand on grey matte paper, reminiscent of Harrap?s best pre-war editions de luxe, notably Pogany?s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Timlin?s fantasy is a magical combination of science fiction and fairyland. His watercolours equal the best work of Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson, seen to great effect in ?The Raising of the Tower?, ?The Celebration?, ?The Palace Gardens?, ?The Seven Sisters? (living in compact little moons, each complete with doors, windows and chimneys), ?The Jeweller?s Shop? (?An elf would run out from some low-browed jeweller?s shop and press a priceless ruby into his hand?), and ?The Temple? (?Myriad-pinnacled, with daring spans of flying buttress and airy bridge, a place of supreme happiness?).The film rights to the book were sold in America, but the movie, which was to be called Get Off the Earth, was never completed? His later series of paintings, intended as plates for a book to be entitled The Building of a Fairy City, were never published in that form, but some (including the magical ?Fantasy and Triumphal Arch?) have been issued as postcards in South Africa? (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children?s Book Illustration, p. 102)."Only 2000 copies were printed (including 250 copies prepared for distribution in America under the Stokes imprint). Harrap's remaining stock of the book and the original drawings were destroyed by enemy action in early 1941 and the first edition is scarce." Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 109.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The International Competition for a New Administration Building for the Chicago Tribune MCMXXII

      Chicago: The Tribune Company, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good. A solid, very presentable copy of the 1923 1st edition. Tight and VG in its original buckram binding, with clean leather title-label at the front panel and evenly chipped title label at the spine. Light staining to the bottom-edge of the first dozen or so pages, mild soiling at the endpapers and pastedowns. Light wear as well to the outer hinges (which are still perfectly sturdy) and very light soiling to the rear panel. Small former owner name at the front free endpaper's verso, clear, archival tape evenly applied at the inner hinges as reinforcement. Tall, thick quarto, 281 crisp black-and-white renderings showcasing some of the great international architects of the day, such as Adolph Loos, Walter Gropius, Eliel Saarinen, etc. An introductory note by Louis Sullivan.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.

      Selle Berlin for Brentano's New York and A. Kogan Berlin 1923 - Folio (37.5 x 29 cm). 240 pp., 68 plates, incl. more than 50 in colour, with numerous engravings and illustrations in text; light occasional spotting. Modern marbled calf, lettering in blind to spine. Uncut copy of the first edition of this celebrated work, limited to only 315 copies for Great Britain and the colonies - this one being num. 35. The numerous plates represent not only Bakst most celebrated costumes, but also drawings and theatre settings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fermé la nuit

      - Nrf, Paris 1923, 16,5x22,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 108 copie ristabilita formato 4to foolscap, uno dei nostri 100 numerati in numeri romani registrati, testina di stampa. Bound in mezzo marocchino verde con grana lunga, liscia leggermente indietro passato copertine e dorso conservati. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 108 exemplaires réimposés au format in-4 tellière, le nôtre un des 100 exemplaires nominatifs numérotés en chiffres romains, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin vert à grain long, dos lisse très légèrement passé, couvertures et dos conservés. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        [Photo Album]: Boys Brigade

      Washington DC, New York, Pennsylvania. 1923-1932. Oblong quarto. Measuring 7" x 11". String-tied red leather over paper boards with "School Day Treasures" stamped on the front cover. Contains 88 sepia toned gelatin silver and some black and white photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 2.5" x 4", most with captions. Very good album with some creasing, tears, and edgewear with near fine photographs.A boy's album kept between 1923 and 1932 during various events and schooling. The album begins in 1923 when the album owner attended a Citizens Military Training Camp. The photos show young boys in tents and "dress uniforms" performing "fatigue drills" and showing the boys standing in a line awaiting orders. From there it switches to a 1927 trip to Washington DC where they spent the summer at Fort Washington U.S. Military Training Camp. When off duty they saw the DC highlights such as the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building and even toured the District from the air in a plane. His college days are captured throughout, because of his job as an usher at the Carnegie Music Hall it is likely he attended Carnegie Mellon University in 1929. During the summer of 1929 he worked at a hotel in Lilydale, New York where he spent "most of [his] spare time in this canoe." These photos show pretty girls posing in bathing suits, boys working at the boathouse, and performing handstands on the beach. In 1931 he lived on Pelug's Farm at a campsite - he includes a hand-drawn diagram of the grounds later in the album. It isn't clear if he was working there but it seems probable. He took photos of his friends posing around the farm, animal life, and people swimming in the "ye olde swimming hole."An interesting collection of a young man's youth from childhood to young manhood, exhibiting his ties to the military and his early jobs. .

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        The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, a beautiful set with noteworthy provenance

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a spectacular full British first edition, first printing six-volume set with noteworthy provenance. Published between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Both condition and provenance of this set are of note. This set is inscribed on the volume I half title: To | Col. Carey Evans | from | Her Excellency | June 26. 1923.? Sir Thomas John Carey Evans, MC, FRCS, IMS (1884-1947) was a career medical officer who served with distinction during the First World War with the Indian Army at Gallipoli, in Egypt, and in Mesopotamia, being twice mentioned in the despatches, awarded the Military Cross, and created a Chevalier of the Legion d?Honneur. It was also during the First World War in 1917 that Evans married Olwen Elizabeth, elder daughter of David Lloyd-George. When this first volume of The World Crisis was inscribed to Carey Evans in 1923, he was serving in India as personal physician to the Viceroy. The inscription to Carey Evans is that of Alice Edith Isaacs nee Cohen, Marchioness of Reading, GBE, CI (1866-1930). Lady Reading owed her titular ?Excellency? to her husband, Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, KC (1860-1935). Lord Reading was Viceroy of India from 1921-1925. Carey Evans was knighted in 1924. A post-military medical career in London saw him become superintendent of the Hammersmith Hospital when the British Postgraduate Medical School was established there. He would end his career organizing the hospital under Second World War wartime and air-raid conditions. Many consider the British edition of The World Crisis aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning, and the final volume, The Eastern Front, was produced in smaller numbers, making it challenging to fill complete sets. This full first printing set is exceptional, each volume in near fine or better condition, most of them superior even to jacketed copies. All six volumes feel unread, with crisp, bright contents. We find no previous ownership marks other than the Volume I inscription. Spotting, endemic to the edition, appears confined to the page edges and prelims of the first two volumes. The blue cloth bindings remain unusually bright and fresh with vivid spine gilt and superlative shelf presentation. Trivial wear is evident only in minor wrinkling to spine ends and a few small corner bumps. The binding of The Aftermath proved prone to unsightly blistering of the cloth; here the trivial blistering is confined to a few spots at the fore edges. The Eastern Front is a particularly fine example, with a bright binding and pristine contents that show absolutely no spotting. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I).b, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1&2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(ab); Langworth p.105

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        Corpus des tapis marocains. I. Tapis de Rabat. II. Tapis du Moyen-Atlas. III. Tapis du Haut-Atlas et du Haouz de Marrakech. IV. Tapis divers : Rabat, Mediouna, Casablanca, Moyen-Atlas, Maroc oriental, Haut-Atlas, Haouz de Marrakech

      Paris - Librairie Orientaliste Geuthner (Imprimerie Arrault - Tours) - 1923-1934 4 volumes grand in-8 en feuillets sous chemises cartonnées et imprimées éditeur à lacets. Tome I : XIV-32 pp. et 64 planches photographiques. Manque la chemise. Tome II : (3) ff. dont titre, 74 pp. et 64 planches photographiques. Tome III : (2) ff. dont titre, II-26 pp. et 64 planches photographiques. Tome IV : VII-74 pp. et 64 planches photographiques. Figures de trame et cartes in-texte. Certaines planches photographiques dépliantes. Edition originale. Ouvrage de référence sur les tapis du Maroc, bien complet de ses 4 volumes et de ses 256 planches. Rare.

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      LEMERRE1923 2Etudes et Préludes, Cendres et Poussières, Evocations, Sapho, La Vénus des Aveugles, Les Kitharèdes, A l'heure des mains jointes, Sillages, Flambeaux éteints... Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1923-1924, 2 volumes in-8, brochés, couvertures titrées rempliées, sous-étui, de papier reliure, 244 et 267 pages. Renée VIVIEN, née Pauline Mary Tarn (Londres 1877-Paris 1909) est surnommée " Sapho 1900 "ou " Sapho cent pour cent " par André Billy, dans "L'Époque 1900". Renée Vivien est une poétesse anglo-americaine de langue française du courant parnassien de la Belle Époque. Installée à Paris en 1899 et portée sur la gente féminine elle entretient une liaison amoureuse avec la Baronne Hélène de Zuylen. Ses liaisons tumultueuses entretiennent les commérages dans la coterie lesbienne parisienne. Poétesse au talent reconnu elle publiera une vingtaine d'ouvrages. Exemplaires en 2 volumes justifiés suplémentaire sur papier de Chine d'un tirage de 20 exemplaires. Sont joints 3 dessins de nus féminins (les 2 premiers recto-verso représentent son amie la Baronne Hélène Louis van Zuylen nue et voluptueuse) à la mine de plomb et crayons de couleurs sur 2 feuilles à pleine page, 19 x 13 cm., une double page de poèmes manuscrits et corrigés ainsi qu'une photographie originale légendée "Tombeau de Renée Vivien à Passy". Manuscrit explicatif au crayon , en page de garde signé du monogramme "J.C.C.", petites piqures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        Gesammelte Werke. 6 Bände (komplett). Erste Reihe in drei Bänden. Erster Band: Die Gedichte / Lyrische Dramen. Zweiter Band: Erzählungen / Gespräche und Briefe. Dritter Band: Reden und Aufsätze / Zweite Reihe in drei Bänden. Vierter Band: Lustspiele. Fünfter und sechster Band: Dramen.

      Berlin, S. Fischer Verlag 1923-1924 - Gr.-8°. (8), 352; (8), 288; (8), 212; (8), 452; (8), 352; (8), 480 S., 6 Orig.-Interimspappbände mit montiertem Rückenschild in 2 Orig.-Pappschubern mit montiertem Titelschild. Erste Ausgabe (WG 85). - Nr. 230 von 300 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Daunendruckpapier, im Druckvermerk von Band 3 und Band 6 von Hugo von Hofmannsthal eigenhändig signiert. - Unbeschnitten. Einbände teils leicht berieben und etwas fleckig, die Rücken gebräunt, Rücken von Band 6 eingerissen, zum Teil etwas unsauber aufgeschnitten. Die Schuber bestoßen, gebräunt und angestaubt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Ruland & Raetzer]
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        Sammlung von 9 eigenh. Briefen und 9 (davon 7) eh. (Bild-)Postkarten mit U. Wien, Mährisch Schönberg, M. Trübau und Kitzbühel, 1923-1935.

      1923. Zusammen 64½ SS. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit 3 eh. Kuverts. Interessante, häufig in die dritte Person überwechselnde Briefe an seine Frau Thea über seine Arbeit, sein Werk und Leben: "Sein letztes Briefi hat sie wieder einmal gänzlich mißverstanden. Er hat ihr geschildert, wie er sich sorgfältig von allen Menschen absperrt, um seine längst fällige und dringende Romanarbeit endlich vollenden zu können; sie aber versteht: er arbeitet nur, um sich von den Menschen abzuschließen! [...]" (Br. v. 29. I. 1935). - "Sein heutiger Tagesablauf: 1/2 7-8h früh: Ausräumen der Küche mit der Tante Mizzi für den Maler; | 8h-9h Toilette, Briefe; | 10h-2h Kostümprobe Oper 'Bettler Namenlos' (Sehr heikel!) | 3h-5h30 wichtige Besprechung [...], Café Passoni. | 6h30-11h45min Faust! | 11h45-12h15 Heimweg. | Die Proleten kämpfen um ihren Achtstundentag. Acht Stunden mechanisch-geistloser Arbeit. Ich habe Achtzehnstundentag. Achtzehn Stunden nervenzermürbender Hetzjagd [...]" (Br. v. 7. XI. 1932). - "Kluge, geistvolle Leser [...] haben längst schon entdeckt, daß in meinen Büchern vielleicht mehr Lebensweisheit enthalten ist als im 'Zauberberg', 'Sergeant Grischa' und ähnlichen jüdischen Erzeugnissen, nur nicht so protzenhaft-aufdringlich, sondern feinschmeckerisch-diskret, zwischen den Zeilen [...] Alle meine Arbeiten aber dienen einer bestimmten Idee, und [...] aufmerksame Leser haben diese Grundideen kristallklar aus der - scheinbar - 'leichten' Handlung herauszuschälen verstanden [...]". - Rudolf von Eichthal - während des Ersten Weltkriegs Oberst und Generalstabschef in Südtirol, Rußland und auf dem Balkan - war nach Ende des Krieges als Schriftsteller und Musiker tätig. Ab 1920 Mitglied der Staatsoper und des Burgtheaters, wurde Eichthal auch durch zahlreiche Romane und Erzählungen bekannt, insbesondere durch den Roman "Der Kreuzberg" (1928), in dem er das Soldatenleben in der k. u. k. Armee in verklärtem Licht darstellte. Vgl. Kosch I 423 und Giebisch/G. 74. - Der Brief vom 10. II. 1926 an eine namentlich nicht genannte Adressatin mit der Aufforderung, "mein Haus binnen vierundzwanzig Stunden [...] zu verlassen", da "[n]ach den unerhörten Vorfällen auf dem gestrigen Balle [...] ein weiteres Zusammenleben von uns unmöglich ist. Gegen die weitere Frequentierung der Lehre bei Fr. Menzel habe ich im Interesse Ihrer Zukunft nichts einzuwenden. Zur Bedingung mache ich jedoch, daß Sie es dabei [...] sorgfältig vermeiden, mir in den Weg zu treten [...]". - Beiliegend eine gedr. Visitenkarte mit 3 eh. Zeilen verso sowie zwei kleine, wohl nachträglich den Briefen beigelegte Zettelchen mit Notizen an seine Gattin (zus. 3 SS., ca. 70:105 mm).

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        Autograph poem signed. Muzot, Christmas 1923.

      1923. Large 8vo. 2 pp. In: Duineser Elegien. Leipzig, Insel Verlag, 1923. 40, (4) pp. Publisher's original binding. Printed in the year of the first edition. One addenda. Four stanzas comprising 18 lines, written in November 1925 at Muzot and dedicated to Swiss writer and physician Max Picard; first printed in 1934. - Below Rilke's inscription follows an autograph dedication by Max Picard. Together with an autograph letter signed from Picard to Wilhelm Hausenstein. - Traces of mounting on reverse. Cf. Kommentierte Ausgabe II, 195.

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        Vers une architecture (First edition of 'Toward an Architecture').

      Paris: G. Cres et Cie, s.d. [1923]. 8vo. Bound with the original front wrapper in a contemporary half calf with gilt title. XI, (1), 230 pages with numerous illustrations in text. Clean and bright throughout - an outstanding copy. An excellent, outsstanding copy of the FIRST EDITION of one of the most important architectural books of the 20th century. True first printing with the printed dedication to A. Amadee Ozenfant and the fictious statement "sixième édition". When the revised edition appeared 1924 the author name reduced to only Le Corbusier. The first work by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret under the name Le Corbusier. Saugnier was the pseudonym of the artist Amedee Ozenfant who for a time was closely associated with Le Corbusier. Composed of articles originally appearing in L'Espirit Nouveau, Le Corbusier's work outlines his visions of modern architecture and stresses the importance of mass production and standardized designs. While he writes that 'La maison est une machine A habiter', Le Corbusier was above all an artist who emphasized the artistic aesthetic of architecture. The book's publication served to mark '... a milestone in the development of the modern movement and Le Corbusier's influence has probably been greater than that of any other writer on architecture in this century' (Printing and the Mind of Man, PMM 413).More pictures available upon request.

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        Men Like Gods

      London: Cassell And Company, 1923. Copyright date is 1923, first edition, 1st printing. Publisher's green cloth over boards with gold gilt on the spine. No tears or bent pages nor any writing. Original dust jacket. Jacket is toned, chipped and torn. Now in a clear cover. Extremities gently rubbed. Minor toning and offsetting to endpapers. Very good. From the collection of Dr. Stuart David Schiff.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        PETROV-VODKIN] Samarkandiya: Iz putevykh nabroskov 1921 g. [i.e. Samarkand. Travel Notes from 1921]

      Akvilon, St. Petersburg 1923 - 49, [7] pp.: ill. 27x22 cm. In publisher's color lithographed illustrated wrappers. Rubbings and small tears, edges are chipped, tears and small losses of the spine, owner's signature on p.1 and markings on the back endpaper, rare foxing of the wrappers, very light stain of the inner side of the lower end of the wrappers. Otherwise a very good clean copy. 1 of 1000 copies. First edition. Kuz'ma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939) was a major modern Russian and Soviet painter, teacher and writer. Being mostly a painter he was experimenting with literature during all of his life. In 1921 Petrov-Vodkin travelled to Turkestan (Uzbekistan) with an expedition organized by Academy of History of Material Culture to study architectural monuments. He was amazed by the colors of Samarkand, called it ''the land of turquoise revelation'', and the result came in a form of 'Samarkand series' which is regarded by many as the acme of his artistic career. This book was compiled from his observations and on-the-spot sketches. Today this journal is also a very useful account of ways of his inspiration which led to creating more than 20 pieces of his famous art. These illustrated travel notes were printed on coated paper (wrappers of a cream thicker paper). For this edition the artist created 22 ink drawings (pen and brush): 14 full page images, 7 headpieces for every chapter, 1 tailpiece. Illustrations are black and white except the front cover with colored illustration - a young man in front of Central Asian ornament. Book's composition and typography is an example of avant-garde graphics. The combination of the colorful and visual text with monochrome illustrations reflects the combination of the artistic expression and aloofness at the same time which brings these illustrations closer to artists's pictorial art in which he famously used the traditions of Russian iconography. This edition was printed by Akvilon, a very important bibliophile private press of the 1920s. Akvilon published only 22 books of high art and printing standards and of small runs (500-1500). MoMA. 496. WorldCat located 6 copied in US libraries. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel. / Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1923 Through December 1923

      Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of downton Nelson; Bird's - eye photo of Nelson from atop a mountain on north shore of west arm; Kootenay Feature 'The Romance of the 1890s - 8 pages of text and archival photos, including electric street cars in Nelson!; Table showing 'Exchanges in order of percent good toll calls; Cover advert. for Northern Electric Vacuum Cleaner!; Review of growth show steady expansion - 3 pages; Telephoning across Atlantic by AT&T Wireless continued for hours; When the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company issued its own (one call) nickels; B.C. Industrial Review - statistics; Bar graph of # of phones operated from 1906 through 1923; the company's operator school; Issuing of monthly phone bills a work of magnitude - 4 page article with photos; photos of the halibut industry before 'the fish were scarcer in quantities and their habitats more scattered'; William Farrell - an appreciation of the former company president; 7 page article on B.C.'s deep sea fishing industry - great photos - halibut, herring, flounder; multiple photos from the Kootenays of snakes which have climbed up phone poles onto the wires!; photo of 25 year - old phone; Great full - page photo of the CIBC building at Hastings and Granville; 8 page article on the banks of vancouver with excellent photos; First interdepartmental football game; new power plant at Seymour office; A phone in B.C. for every 6 persons; Feature on Dams and the water - powers that turn the wheels of industry - photos of dams and various industries which use electricity, including the American Can factory and grain elevators; new power plant at Seymour office - illustrated; photos of productive farms and ideal homesites with super centerfold luxury Saanich home; Cover photo of U.S. President Harding in Stanley Park; Full - page photos of the U.S.S. Henderson entering the narrows and at dock with President Harding aboard; 13 page illustrated feature on the visit of President Harding - the first visit to Canada made by a President of the United States (President Harding died mere days later on August 2nd in San Francisco and this is reported as well); Photo of Crosland Bros. Farm in Duncan; 9 page illustrated feature on the seed growers of B.C.; photo of Duncan office under construction; Nice 8 - page illustrated feature on Haney and area; photographing sound; Exploring Kootenay - Bill Skilling; 9 page illustrated feature on the Delta and Ladner district; Many miles of new long distance circuits; Improved inter - office trunk lines in Vancouver; and more. Half - leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of the backstrip which is missing small chips and loose at back edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge else unmarked. Binding intact. Spine leaning moderately.

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        Souvenirs Entomologiques.

      Paris, Delagrave, 1923.10 vol. in-8 (17. 5x25) demi-basane racinée, dos à nerfs orné de fil., fleurons et papillons dor. étiq. de titre et tom. rouge, tête rouge. Premier plat de couv. cons. Quelques dos insolés. Illustré de très nombreuses photo. hors texte.

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        Auguste Brouet. Catalogue de son oeuvre gravé précédé d'une étude de Gustave Geffroy

      - Gaston Boutitie & Cie, Paris 1923, 23x28,5cm, 2 volumes en feuilles sous double chemises et étuis. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 copie numerate su Arches, testina di stampa. Il nostro esemplare, come tutte le copie della testina di stampa, è piena della sua incisione originale stato duplicato Auguste Brouet firmato. Libro Illustrato di 270 tavole incise che riproducono il lavoro dell'artista. Il caso del secondo volume è datato. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire, à l'instar de tous les exemplaires du tirage de tête, est bien complet de son eau-forte originale en double état que Auguste Brouet a signée. Ouvrage illustré de 270 planches reproduisant l'oeuvre gravée de l'artiste. L'étui du deuxième volume est défraîchi. Agréable exemplaire.

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        La Leçon d'Amour dans un Parc. Les Nouvelles Leçons d'Amour dans un Parc. Compositions et ornements de René Lelong.

      Paris: Librairie de la Collection des Dix, Veuve Romagnol, 1923 - 1930. Tirage à 300 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci l'un des 100 exemplaires sur Japon (n°s 101 et 102) contenant trois états des hors-texte; 2 volumes très grand in-8 ("Jésus"), et deux volumes de suites sous emboîtage commun. Leçon: faux-titre, justification, titre en bleu et noir, 157p., [2p.]; vignette de titre et 20 planches hors-texte en couleurs 20 en-têtes en noir, 20 lettrines et 18 culs-de-lampe en noir et or, 1 petit cul-de-lampe en noir. Nouvelles Leçons: faux-titre, justification, titre, iii, 134p., [3p.]; vignette de titre et 18 hors-texte en couleurs, 16 en-têtes dont 8 vignettes, 8 lettrines et 14 culs-de-lampe, 1 petit cul-de-lampe en noir.Reliure d'époque en plein chagrin rouge, dos lisses portant titre et date, petite dentelle intérieure, gardes roses, tranches supérieures dorées, couvertures bleu, blanc et or illustrées conservées, sous étuis bordés. Suites en feuilles sous couvertures rempliées illustrées, réunies sous étui commun assorti. Très bel exemplaire. Spirituel et bel ouvrage, illustré avec grâce par Lelong. Monod 1861, 1864.

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        The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

      London: Country Life, 1923. First. Hardcover. Near Fine. 187 pages of sheer reading enjoyment. Elephant hunting in the good old days when it was good. A fine copy in original paper boards over cloth spine. There is no wear at spine tips and the boards are in nice shape. The original label is sharp and nice as is the entire inside. Becoming hard to find in nice condition.

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        Kostbare Waffen aus der Dresdner Rüstkammer.

      Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann 1923 - Folio. Pp. vii, 164. Plus 82 leaves of fine collotype plates, of which 2 are coloured by additional lithographic process, richly heightened with deep gold, and finished by hand. Title-page printed in red and black. Tissue-guard to protect frontispiece and other coloured plate. Hardcover, bound in the original quarter vellum and boards, spine gilt ruled and decorated, and with 2 contrasting gilt morocco labels, boards gilt ruled, upper cover lettered in gilt, French vellum corners, cloth inner hinges; covers blemished and marked in places, small label removed from back, extremities rubbed. Good copy with fine interior and superb plates. - - First edition. The famous catalogue of the arms and armour in the Arsenal of Dresden. A remarkable production. The exquisite plates are printed in collotype, one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. Printed at the Kunstanstalt Stengel of Dresden. The elegant binding is by H. Sperling, after a design by Erich Gruner, Leipzig.

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        Recueil des Notes prises au jour le jour sur les Soninko du Guidimakha (Moeurs, Familles, Individus et Coutumes faisant Loi les régissant en matière Civile, Commerciale, Agricole, Pénale et Criminelle), par l'Administrateur des Coloniers J. H. Saint-Père Commandant le Cercle du Guidimakha (Mauritanie), avec la collaboration de M.M. A Dugourc, Commis des Services Civils, Galam Taraore, Interprète, et les Principaux Notables du Cercle [ Sarakolais de Mauritanie - 1923 ] [Tapuscrit original ]

      1 vol. in-4 reliure locale plein cuir souple renforcée de deux bandes de métal ouvragé en mors, texte dactylographié, s.d. [ circa 1923 ], 238 pp. et 3 ff. n. ch. Tapuscrit original signé et enrichi de nombreuses corrections manuscrites de l'auteur, et dessins absents de l'ouvrage final. Remarquable document ethnographique original explorant la société des Soninko du Guidimakha sous tous ses aspects : historique (avec les familles du Guidimakha : Soumaré, Kamara, Cissé, Gassama-Gandéga, Diawara, Koïta, Coréra, etc...), politique, économique (commercial, industriel, agricole), juridiques, médicaux, religieux, et sociaux, avec le détail complexe des relations sociales et des systèmes de parenté. Bon état (nombreuses corrections manuscrites, une petite piqûre de vers affectant discrètement le texte sur tout l'ouvrage). Wilaya de Mauritanie, le Gudimakha est à la frontière du Sénégal et du Mali. L'auteur publiera son ouvrage "Les Sarakollé du Guidimakha" chez Larose en 1925

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        PIRATES OF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST 1630-1730 With an Introduction by Capt Ernest H Pentecost, R N R

      Salem, MA.: Marine Research Society, 1923. First edition, ONE OF ONLY EIGHT-FOUR NUMBERED LARGE-PAPER COPIES of which only 75 were for sale. Extensively illustrated from contemporary sources on glossy plates, including a beautiful double-page map of Cape Cod. Very large 8vo (12 by 9 inches), in the original binding of moire navy silk on beveled boards, the spine with a black morocco label gilt ruled and lettered. xxii, 394, [1] pp. A very handsome copy, clean and solid with only minor mellowing. RARE, THE ONLY LARGE-PAPER COPY WE KNOW OF ON THE MARKET of this fascinating history of seventeen pirates including the likes of Kidd, Tew and Roberts. Also includes valuable information on Pirate life, their haunts and cruising grounds. While the Caribbean seems to get so much attention these days the authors note that, "there is scarcely a sandy beach on New England's long and deeply indented coastline that has not connected with it some traditionary tale of the landing of pirates or their buried treasure.

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        La Séparation des races.

      Paris, Editions du Monde Nouveau, 1923.1 vol. in-8 broché de 253 pages, couverture imprimée. Quelques feuillets non rognés insolés en bords. Considéré par Bringolf (29a) comme l'édition originale "B" bien que la justification du tirage indique qu'elle "constitue authentiquement l'édition originale". Peu commun. Tiré à 500 exemplaires num., celui-ci un des 50 sur hollande van Gelder, avec témoins, non coupé.

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        Auguste Brouet. Catalogue de son Oeuvre gravé (...?) précédé d'une étude de Gustave Geffroy. Estampes.

      paris Boutitie et Cie 1923 2Ensemble de deux volumes de format in 4° de 8 ff.; une eau-forte originale numérotée; 141 planches reproduites en phototypie avec serpentes protectrices explicatives; 4 ff. pour le tome 1. Pour le tome II: 4 ff.; planches 142 à 271 reproduites en photypie; 4ff.. Reliure de l'éditeur en demi maroquin noir à longs grains; dos à quatre nerfs, caissons richement ornés et dorés, titres dorés, dates en pied; décor de filets dorés sur les coins; têtes dorées; non rogné. Couvertures entièrement conservées. Tirage total à 1030 exemplaires; celui-ci N°132 sur vélin, second papier. Rousseurs en marge de la gravure originale sans atteinte à l'oeuvre sinon exemplaire frais en état quasi neuf. Joint une photographie de l'artiste.

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        Histoire illustrée de la gravure en France. Complet en 4 volumes de texte et 3 volumes de planches.

      1923Paris, Maurice Le Garrec, 1923-1929. Texte : (I) Des origines à 1660, XXI-212 pp. ; (II) De 1660 à 1800, XXVIII-245 pp. ; (III) XIXeme siècle, XXXII-301 pp. ; (IV) Table générale, 169 pp. Soit 4 volumes 32 x 23 cm, in-4°, brochés sous couverture rempliée crème et imprimée en noir et sous étuis individuels gris. Planches : (I) 14 pp. + planches 1 à 486 + 3 planches surnumréaires en début de volume, deux pages de titre ; (II) 15 pp. + planches 487 à 908 ; (III) 15 pp. + planches 909 à 1392. Soit 3 volumes 45 x 33 cm, grand in-folio, portant au total 1395 illustrations dont 18 en couleurs sur 875 planches, toutes sous serpentes légendées, en feuilles sous chemises imprimées en noir ou en couleurs et sous portefeuilles imprimés au dos. Edition originale. Tirage limité à 750 exemplaires (+ 25 ex. d'auteur) : n° 520. Notre exemplaire est bien complet des deux épreuves tirées d'après les plaques originales : celle de Daubigny (n° 1022) et celle de Camille Corot (n° 1068). L'ensemble constitue un magnifique exemplaire, où l'on doit tout juste déplorer, une étui partiellent fendillé aux arrêtes, un portefeuille portant une petite restauration, un portefeuille avec l'un de ses 6 rubans déchiré et de menues fentes à certaines charnières des chemises. Les planches, tout comme le texte, sont dans un état de fraîcheur remarquable. Cette somme monumentale pesant près de 40 kg, prévoir des frais de port en conséquence. (Monod, 3210, qui semble oublier le volume de table)

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        Legende vom verdoppelten Lebens-Alter.

      Hamburg, Johannes Asmus Verlag, 1923,. - 27(1) S., Ganzpergamenteinband mit goldenen Seitenreliefs auf 5 Bünden, goldgeprägter Rücken- und Deckeltitel, Lesebändchen; Druck durch die Offizin Hartung & Co in der Unger-Fraktur auf Hadern-Bütten. Gesamtauflage 650 Exemplare. 'Nr. 1 - 200 wurden auf Hadernbütten abgezogen; die Exemplare 1 - 25 wurden vom Dichter gezeichnet'. Vorliegend Exemplar Nr. 19, von Schaeffer signiert. Der Einband ist nicht wie so häufig bei Pergament gebogen, weist jedoch Abschabspuren und Vergilbungen auf. Sehr seltene Vorzugs-Vorzugsausgabe. Schönes Exemplar dieser Schrift. Very Rare limited edition. Handsigned by the author. Das Foto zeigt das Titelblatt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A la dérive

      - J. Ferenczi & fils, Paris 1923, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione stampato su alfa. Prezioso autografo firmato dall'autore René Crevel con una matita. Un piccolo strappo in incollato un po ', bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Philippe Soupault à René Crevel au crayon de papier. Une petite déchirure recollée en pied d'un mors, agréable exemplaire.

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        The Frontier Trail Or From Cowboy To Colonel An Authentic Narrative of Forty-three Years in the Old West as Cattle-man, Indian Fighter and Army Officer By Colonel Homer W. Wheeler (Retired) U.S.Army (Late Fifth Cavalry)

      L.A.: Times-Mirror Press, 1923. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. First Edition. 334pgs, illustrations, slight edge wear to book and jacket, INSCRIBED by the author. Rare in jacket! Wheeler served also as a post trader and Indian agent, and was in command of Fort Reno in Oklahoma Territory. Excellent on Indians and Indian government scouts. A chapter on Wild Bill Hickok and one entitled "western Badmen". Howes W322 Rader 3628 Six-Guns 2376 scarce.

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        Histoire Contemporaine : L'Anneau d'Améthyste. M. Bergeret à Paris. Le Mannequin d'Osier. L'Orme du mail. (4 volumes).

      1923Aux Editions du Sagittaire, chez Simon Kra, 1923, 4 volumes de 17.5x22.5 cm environ, pp., reliures demi-maroquin à coins fauve, dos à 5 nerfs orné de titres dorés et caissons verts soulignés de double filet dorés, encadrements de la reliure d'un double filet doré sur les plats, tranche de tête dorée, gardes de couleurs. Exemplaire N° 460, 1 des 750 exemplaires sur vélin teinté avec des aquarelles de Serge Beaune. Parfait état. Un livre relié de façon identique à la référence N° 70656. Reliures signées. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        LE SEMEUR DE CENDRES. Illustrations d'Auguste Leroux.

      Paris, Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, F. Ferroud successeur, 1923. Grand in-8, broché couverture rempliée illustrée, 220 pages, non coupées. Ouvrage illustré par Auguste Leroux de 15 eaux-fortes originales (12 hors texte sous serpentes dont le frontispice en couleurs et 3 in texte également sous serpentes) et de vignettes, bandeaux et culs de lampe. Un des 70 exemplaires numérotés (n° 57) sur Japon contenant trois états des eaux-fortes dont l'eau-forte pure. Les eaux-fortes ont été gravées par E. Decisy, les vignettes, bandeaux et culs de lampes ont été gravés sur bois par Clément. L'ouvrage a été imprimé en deux tons par A. Lahure, taille-douce par Paul Haasen. Exemplaire somptueux, à l'état du neuf.

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        A Tract On Monetary Reform

      The First UK Printing published by Macmillan and Co. in 1923. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. A little pushing and rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Gilt titling remains bright. Mild offsetting to end papers. Toning to the text block and page edges. Mild creasing to the upper corner of the first few pages. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The scarce paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good condition. A little loss at the spine ends. Closed tears to the spine - some of which have been repaired with archival tape to the verso. Large closed tear to the front lower flap fold and the front cover. A little toning to the spine. The wrapper presents very well in the removable Brodart archival cover. Includes some of the best of Keynes’s early writings on the immediate economic problems of the day (the monetary disorder after World War I). Keynes here first questioned the desirability of the gold standard. The text is of great interest as an early indication of the theories that were later to appear in the General Theory. AMEX 252, Sauer 5/1968: 2805 (second ed.). Very scarce with the wrapper. Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Histoire Contemporaine : L'Anneau d'Améthyste. M. Bergeret à Paris. Le Mannequin d'Osier. L'Orme du mail. (4 volumes).

      1923Aux Editions du Sagittaire, chez Simon Kra, 1923, 4 volumes de 17.5x22.5 cm environ, pp., reliures demi-maroquin à bande fauve, dos à faux nerfs orné de titres dorés et caissons soulignés de double filet dorés, tranche de tête dorée, gardes de couleurs,couvertures illustrées et dos conservés. Exemplaire N° 365, 1 des 750 exemplaires sur vélin teinté avec des aquarelles de Serge Beaune. Parfait état. . 265 compositions en couleurs de Serge Beaune: 3 frontispices, 89 hors-texte, 89 en-tête et 84 culs-de-lampe. Répartition des illustrations : I. L'Orme du mail: 17 planches, 17 bandeaux et 17 culs-de-lampe, . II. Le Mannequin d'osier: 19 planches, 19 bandeaux et 18 culs-de-lampe. III. L'anneau d'améthyste: 26 planches, 26 bandeaux et 25 culs-de-lampe. IV. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris: 27 planches, 27 bandeaux et 24 culs-de-lampe. Cette tétralogie, publiée pour la première fois entre 1897 et 1901, dresse une satire de la société française sous la Troisième République. Anatole France y lutte contre le cléricalisme, le faux démocratisme des prétendus républicains, le patriotisme bourgeois, le militarisme. Carteret, Le Trésor du bibliophile, IV, 168.

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        Shackleton's Last Voyage: The Story of the Quest.

      From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A.H. Macklin. First edition; 8vo, original pictorial blue cloth, upper cover with border in black, central panel with image of ship in black, white and gilt and lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt. With a coloured frontispiece, numerous maps and over 100 illustrations from photographs. F.A. Worsley's copy with his signature to half-title and later inscription in James Marr's hand: "Presented to me by Mrs Jean Worsley about 10 years ago." Frank Worsley DSO OBE served on Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916, as captain of the Endurance. Worsley's navigation skills would guide the James Caird under most extreme and almost impossible conditions, to South Georgia. A journey of around 800 miles and regarded as was one of the greatest feats of navigation in maritime history. Worsley also accompanied Shackleton and Crean on the first ever over-land crossing of South Georgia. The lure of Antarctica was too strong for Shackleton to resist, so he started his fourth and final trip in the ill suited Quest in 1921, with (as always) wildly ambitious objectives. Worsley was the master of the Quest and also the expedition's hydrographer. However, when Shackleton died suddenly in South Georgia, Wild took charge of what remained, resulting in this handsome publication reproducing the last photographs of Shackleton to have been taken. James Marr was an 18 year old Boy Scout and a member of the Quest expedition, as publicity organised by the Daily Mail. He was obliged to put his name to a ghosted book, under a contract arranged by Shackleton. He eventually became an explorer in his own right. A nice copy rarely found in this condition, a little wear to the extremities and the lower cover has a small light damp-stain.

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        Etat général des tapisseries de la manufacture des Gobelins depuis son origine jusqu'à nos jours, 1600-1900.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1923, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1912, 1923. 6 tomes in-folio reliés en 5 volumes, XII-386, IX-(3)-432, IX-(3)-365-(1), IX-(3)-421-(1) et XII-466-(6)-77-(1) pp., reliure demi-maroquin à coins, têtes dorées. Ex-libris : Comte Chandon de Briailles. Tirage limité à 325 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin. Complet des 6 tomes parus. Bel exemplaire en élégante reliure. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Acque e terre (Poesie)

      Edizioni di Solaria, 1923. In 8, cm 14 x 20, pp. 96. Brossura editoriale. Bella dedica autografa dell'autore a Rodolfo Di Mattei (14- 12 - 1939). Perfetto esemplare. Edizione originale dell'opera prima del poeta siciliano. Comprende 3 poesie apparse in Solaria nello stesso anno e 44 poesie giovanili, di cui 22 non saranno piu' ripubblicate con l'autore in vita. Viene considerato uno dei libri fondatori dell'ermetismo. Gambetti Vezzosi, p. 738. ITA

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        L'Arte nella Fotografia (Prima Esposizione Internazionale di Fotografia Ottica e Cinematografia - Primavera 1923 - Torino)

      Casa Editrice d'Arte Bestetti & Tumminelli, 1923. Rilegato buono Italiano unico ed. s.d. (ma 1924 ) con tiratura limitata a 1300 copie (esmplare N. 225) del catalogo della Prima Esposizione Internazionale di Fotografia Ottica e Cinematografia, Torino, Palazzo del Giornale (al Valentino, oggi raso al suolo), Primavera (maggio-giuno) 1923. IV/ 54+(158) in "carta ruvida avorio Roma - Made in Italy"con barbe/ rilegatura in mezza tela nera con piatti rifiniti in carrta ruvida rosata e con titoli e ornati dorati. Illustrazioni fotografiche in b/n applicate nel testo e in b/n e a colori nelle tavole f.t.. Firma ad inchiostro nero in frontespizio (Sem Benelli?). Stato buono (usura della copertina, in particolare nei canaletti - copertina brunita, polverosa e con qualche gora). Indice: Dedica; Sem Benelli (Torino, maggio 1924) - Comitato d'Onore - Comitato Generale - Giunta Esecutiva - Comitato Francese - Copmmissioni - Giurie - Come l'esposizione ebbe origine e si sviluppò; Guido Colla, Segretario della Giunta Esecutiva, Torino, febbraio 1924 (La Sede - Gli Espositori - I mezzi finanziari - L'Esposizione e le Manifestazioni che l'accompagnarono - I lavori delle Giurie - Risultnze finanziarie)-Donatori - Relazione della Giuria Superiore; Prof. Pio Foà, Presidente della Giuria Superiore e Senatore del Regno, e Riccardo Scoffone, Segretario Generale, Torino, 7 luglio 1923 - Concorso Cinematografico; Segretario e Avv. Ermanno Geymonat - Premiazioni - La Fotografia Artistica alla Prima Esposizione Internazionale, Torino, maggio-giugno 1923; Italo Mario Angeloni, Ala di Stura, agosto 1923 - Indici (Indice del testo - Indice delle illustrazioni) - Illustrazioni. Autori delle fotografie: A. Enrie, Torino - L. Vaghi, Parma - E. Sommariva, Milano - F. Masino, Torino - E. O. Hoppé, Londra - N. Perscheid, Londra - E. Massaglia, Torino - S. Bricarelli, Torino - Wadenoyen, Cardiff - C. Schenker, Berlino - C. Scarabello, Torino - W. Prochnow, Berlino - E. Sommariva, Milano - J. Brozik, Praga - M. Adam, Londra - A. M. Schein, Vienna - A. Riess, Berlino - I. Pokés, Praga - G. Dall'Armi, Torino - N. Perscheid, Berlino - F. Stock, Berlino - H. Lambert, Bath - C. De Marchi, Milano - C. Scarabello, Torino - R. Scoffone, Torino - Bassano, Londra - G. B. Vercellone, Torino - C. Schiapparelli, Torino - H. Zink, Colonia - A. Schneeberger, Praga - Binder, Berlino - E. Spitzer, Vienna - Castagneri-Sfrai, Milano - C. Baravalle, Torino - R. Scoffone, Torino - Drtikol, Praga - A. Bologna, Torino - R. Padouk, Praga - Nunes Vais, Firenze - Scmidt, Berlino - Rude, Cristiania - A. Miska, Praga - Atelier Riess, Berlino - Barberis, Torino - E. Massaglia, Torino - M. Crimella-Sfrai, Milano - H. Zink, Colonia - G. Dall'Armi, Torino - A. Schellens, Eindhoven - G. Casalegno, Torino - Sciutto, Genova - Bettini, Roma - C. Verschnur, Rossum - P. Oneglio, Torino - Weinberg, Groninga - F.lli Alinari S. A. Idea, Firenze - I. M. Angeloni - Castagneri-Sfrai, Milano - Brasil, Londra - D'Alessandri, Roma - V. Aragozzini, Milano - A. Badodi, Milano - Pozzini, Riva s. Garda - R. Bianchi, Monza - Callegari, Roma.

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        Satire sur les femmes.

      Paris, Éditions de la Lampe d'or, 1923,in-4 (249 x 193 mm.), (3) ff. : faux-titre, frontispice, titre, VII-(2) ff., 76 pp., (4) ff., ill. de 30 (29+front.) eaux-fortes en couleurs par Maurice de BECQUE, reliure demi-maroquin à coins, dos à faux-nerfs, décor mosaïqué sur le dos, tranche sup. dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, la reliure est signée "Flammarion Vaillant" (gérant de l'atelier de reliure-main des Éditions Flammarion), 1 des 40 ex. sur papier japon avec une suite en noir, dans cet exemplaire la suite en noir est intégrée à la suite de chaque ill. couleurs, ex-libris manuscrit (au crayon gris) sur page de garde, petit choc sur coin inf., bel et rare exemplaire. Tirage à 330 ex. : 10 ex. sur japon impérial, 40 sur japon avec 1 suite en noir, 250 sur vélin et 30 ex. d'hommage. "Édition recherchée" [CARTERET IV 208], [MONOD 6477].

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        The Great Chalice of Antioch: On Which Are Depicted in Sculpture the Earliest Known Portraits of Christ, Apostles and Evangelists. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Kouchakji Fréres, New York 1923 - 1/1000. Elephant Folio (18 1/4 x 15"). 194pp (Text) + 60 leaves of plates. Uncut. Original black morocco over gilt-stamped olive cloth, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. Top edge gilt. Decorative headpieces and initials.This is numbered copy #154 of the beautifully produced limited edition of 1000, and was printed on uncut cotton rag paper, by Crane and Co. An inscribed and signed five line note by the author is laid in to volume 1. Foreword by famed art historian Josef Strzygowski. The book was designed and decorated by illustrator and graphic artist Edward B. Edwards. The publication is a comprehensive academic and photographic study of the Chalice of Antioch, including 60 highly detailed plates of b/w photogravure and copper plate engravings.The Chalice was said to be one of the contenders to be the authentic Holy Chalice of Christ, when it was discovered in Antioch, in 1910. Study of the object in the intervening years, has since ruled out this possibility. It is however, still considered one of the more acclaimed and earliest surviving Christian relics, dating from the early 5th century. Vol.1 has a detailed scholarly analysis of the Chalice from comparative historical, artistic, and technical perspectives, commenting on all aspects of the object. The end of the first volume contains 2 plates of diagrams, one is a dynamic analysis of the object's structure and the second is a visual study of the "occulted spirals" present in the faces on the Chalice. Vol.2 contains 60 plates of illustrations (some as large as 13.5" x 8.5"), 48 of which are reproduced in photogravure after photographs, by the author & Fahim Kouchakji. The other 12 are copper plate engravings by Margaret West Kinney (the wife of Troy Kinney), who has rendered the original three-dimensional figures of Jesus and the Apostles on the Chalice, into two-dimensional portrait images. The plates dissect nearly every minute physical detail of the piece. Each plate has a tissue guard with printed text in black, identifying the contents.Bindings with light abrasions and rubbing to the covers and corners of the cloth. Minor rubbing to hinges of spines. Interiors with minor smudges and sporadic minor foxing to a few pages. Light age toning to a few pages. All images unaffected. Binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Burns Poetical Works

      Humphrey Milford, 1923 - Edited by J.Logie Robertson, 1923 published by Humphrey Milford at the Oxford Press, Fine condition, Full Leather Boards with Mottled Design, and purple marbled End-papers, gilt title to spine with gilt tooled design to spine and boards, lovely copy, previous owners name neatly penned to top of 2nd blank page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        «Les Pastorales»

      Ex. unique.Traduites intégralement par G. SOULAGES. Bois originaux de J.-B. VETTINER. Éditions R. Kieffer, Paris, 1923. In-4 (21x27cm), relié en plein-maroquin, plats décorés d'un bandeau vertical au centre de la reliure en veau bleu et décoré de fers spéciaux, dos lisse décoré de 4 bandeaux en veau bleu, titre et tête dorés. (René KIEFFER relieur.)Ces Pastorales son illustrées de 59 bois originaux de J.-B. VETTINER dont 9 bandeaux, 26 culs-de-lampe et 41 in-texte. Tirage à 500 exemplaires. Cet exemplaire unique, sur vélin teinté, comprend 193 dessins originaux de J.-B. VETTINER, à la mine de plomb ou à l'encre de Chine, une suite de 41 bois sur Japon pelure et une suite de 101 épreuves en différents états des gravures. Magnifique exemplaire unique dans une reliure mosaïquée, signée de René KIEFFER.

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        The Novels. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources.

      1923 - 8vo., 5 volumes, sometime finely bound by Bayntun Riviere in half green morocco, spines lettered and ruled in gilt with gilt centre tools, top edges gilt. With colour frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. A handsome set. First Clarendon Press edition limited to 1000 large paper sets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyrano de Bergerac. Exceptionnelle reliure parlante Art nouveau, plein maroquin mosaïqué et doublé, signée de Georges Cours.

      1 volume in 8 reliure de 21 x 14,5 cm, Eugene Fasquelle 1923. Plein maroquin citron, plats mosaïqués du visage de Cyrano, de feuillages et fleurs en encadrement et de grotesques. Le tout serti de filets à froid et avec un effet de relief dans l'encadrement. La doublure intérieure est de maroquin bleu mosaïqué avec un encadrement de maroquin citron avec effet de relief ici serti à chaud. Double garde la première de soie moirée et la deuxième de papier de soie fleurie. Toutes tranches dorées sur témoins. Tranchefile bicolore à double chapiteau. Chemise étui. Dos de la chemise passé (heureusement qu'elle était là et a joué son rôle de protection) Exceptionnelle reliure, chef d'oeuvre très probablement réalisé pour un concours de reliure, plusieurs éléments nous poussent à cette hypothèse. 1 Le corps d'ouvrage, une édition certes de Fasquelle mais ni grand papier, ni originale méritait elle un tel traitement ? 2 Toutes les techniques de reliures ont été utilisées pour cette réalisation, filets à froid , filets à chaud, mosaïque, reliefs, dorure, tranchefile à chapiteau, et le tout a été soigné dans le détail sans excès ni fausse note.. 3 Cette réalisation est bien au delà des standards habituels des reliures de Georges Cours, elle est de bien plus grande qualité que celles que l'on peut consulter à la BN par exemple. S'était il fait assister ? par qui ? On connait peu de choses de ce relieur, il exerça à Langres de 1930 à 1953. Ce que le libraire aime particulièrement dans cette reliure c'est une grande robustesse et solidité, alliée à une décoration exceptionnelle.

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        Men Like Gods

      Cassell And Company, 1923, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Copyright date is 1923, first edition, 1st printing. Publisher's green cloth over boards with gold gilt on the spine. No tears or bent pages nor any writing. Original dust jacket. Jacket is toned, chipped and torn. Now in a clear cover. Extremities gently rubbed. Minor toning and offsetting to endpapers. Very good. From the collection of Dr. Stuart David Schiff, Collectible First Edition

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