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        Die Tänze, des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase.

      Wien; im Gloriette-Verlag, 1923. 22,5x16 cm. 72, (1, 1 blank) pp. + 16 photo plates + (1, 1 blank) pp. + 3 plates + (1, 1 blank) pp. + 7 plates. Original clothbacked pictorial boards with decorated endpapers. Corners are a bit worn. A slight nick at the top corner on front free endpaper up to p. 24. The last seven plates have a small nick at lower corner. The text leaves are a bit toned. A well-preserved copy. No. 365 of 1000 issued copies, of which the first 50 copies were printed on better paper, and provided with hand-coloured plates. Anita Berber (1899-1928) and her sometime husband Sebastian Droste (1892-1927) were both dancers and actors in 1920s Berlin, connected to the different subcultural scenes. The book Dances of Vice, Horror, and Ecstasy was based on a joint performance with the same name, and contains poems by both Berber and Droste, with titles such as Kokain, Selbstmord, and Morphium. Three plates shows Berber's drawings, with one of them repeated on front board. The photos, showing Berber and Droste in different dramatic postures, were taken by Dora Kalmus. The Austrian cultural historian and expressionist poet Leopold Wolfgang Rochowanski contributed with a combination of poetry and theorethical statements on art, and the final seven plates are sketches of stage decorations by architect Harry Täuber. The book is a fine example of the decadent scene of interwar Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Ko-Ji Hô-Ten. Dictionnaire à l'usage des amateurs et collectionneurs d'objets d'art japonais.

      Paris, L'auteur, 1923. 300 X 405 mm. 2 tomes reliés demi-chagrin à bandes., dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures. et dos conservés. 511 et 511 pp. + la liste des corrections secondaires et 137 pp. d'appendice Edition originale tirée à 585 ex. num. et paraphés par l'auteur. Illustré de 1100 figures dans le texte, de 70 planches en noire et blanc et de 5 planches en couleurs. Très bel exemplaire malgré quelques minimes traces d'usage à la reliure et une petite tache sur la page de faux-titre du second volume.

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens et moderne]
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        The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

      Benn Brothers Limited, London 1923 - English text; Hardcover (brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gold motifs on the front cover); 23.7 x 29 cm; 2.219 Kg; 240 pages with 128 illustrations of which 11 are in colour. All tissue guarded.; Limited edition of 1500 copies of which this is 365. Includes bookplate of Hilda Wynnefred Fitzwilliams Greatford; Edgeworn. Signs of wear on the front cover, spine and back cover. The spine has a small crack. The interior is in good condition with minor signs of wear. Hinges cracked. Hardcover cloth now protected with a clearcover.; First monograph on Ming wares.; "The purpose of this book is to explain and illustrate as many varieties of Ming as possible. The text is based primarily on information obtained from Chinese sources and the occasional notes made by Europeans who visited China in the Ming period. To this must be added the deductions which can be made from the study of well-authenticated specimens, and, of course, the valuable work enshrined in the books which are mentioned in the bibliography. The first twelve chapters are occupied almost exclusively by the porcelain of Ching-tê Chên; the next four by the porcelain and pottery made at other centres. For the convenience of printing, all the Chinese characters have been collected together in the final chapter, to which reference is made in each case." excerpt from the preface by R.L. Hobson, January 1923. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Flaschenteufelchen.:

      Hellerau, Avalun, 1923. - 8°. 116 S., 2 nn. Bl., mit 12 Originalradierungen von Bruno Goldschmitt. Blaues Originalhalbleder über 5 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Kopfgoldschnitt, (leicht beschabt, Rücken gering verfärbt). 30. Avalun-Druck. - Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen. - Rodenberg 337, 30. - Eins von 130 (insgesamt 300) nummerierten Exemplaren. Im Impressum vom Künstler signiert. - "es ist dies das erste Buch, das Radierungen von Bruno Goldschmitt enthält, der sich jetzt neben dem Holzschnitt auch der Radierung zugewandt hat." (Rodenberg). - Druck bei Jakob Hegner in Hellerau, Druck der Radierungen bei Heinrich Wetterroth in München. Handeinband von E. A. Enders in Leipzig. - Vorsatz und erstes Blatt leicht eselsohrig, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Propos sur l'esthétique

      1923. Stock, Paris 1923, 10x14,5cm, broché. - Stock, Paris 1923, 10x14,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain à sa tante Françoise Benoist : "... Il faut dire avant de savoir ce qu'on dit..."  Chaque fin d'article a été datée à la main par Alain. Quelques petites rousseurs.    [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain à sa tante Françoise Benoist : "... Il faut dire avant de savoir ce qu'on dit..."  Chaque fin d'article a été datée à la main par Alain. Quelques petites rousseurs.   

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ensemble de 8 dessins publicitaires pour la marque Aiguisonix.

      21 x 27cm. Encre de chine sur papier fin.Ensemble de huit projets publicitaires pour la marque de lime Aiguisonix. Trois d'entre eux sont signés. Chaque projet présente un slogan différent. Nous joignons une lettre autographe de Dyl, à l'en-tête de sa maison de créations de publicité, datée du 15 septembre 1923. Elle porte le slogan : "Une affiche un dessin de publicité signé : DYL se voit et se lit...". Il y est question d'un petit dessin qu'il envoie au destinataire de la lettre.Avec une carte de visite "Y.B. DYL du Courrier cinématographique", sur laquelle l'adresse est rectifiée à l'encre.Intéressant ensemble qui témoigne d'une facette méconnue de l'activité de Yan B. Dyl (1887 - 1944), mieux connu comme l'illustrateur de la Danse macabre. Son style art déco est bien présent, et son talent aussi affuté.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        Falbalas & Fanfreluches: A Set of Six Pochoir Fashion Plates.

      Meynial, Paris, 1923-1926. Six pochoir plates by Barbier, framed together and glazed, overall size: 64.2 x 61.3 cm. An exquisite series displaying fashion in magnificent and imaginative illustrations by George Barbier the noted early twentieth century French artist and illustrator. Falbalas et fanfreluches was the last of Barbier's books to reflect contemporary life directly. Its special value is the unique way in which it catches the tone and mood of les années vingt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Shapero Rare Books]
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        Indo Tibetica. Vols . 1 to 4 in 6 Vols ( Reale Accademia D´Italia )

      Reale Accademia d\'Italia, Roma, 1923 - 1941. Broschiert, Leinen Vol. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 Part 1, Part 2 + Part 3. Language Italy. 1932 - 1941. Textclean copys . Vol. 1 Brosche, Vol. 2 - 4 Bound ( Hardcover) ( Vol 2 - little upset trail to the leaf corner) 158 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le cirque.

      La Renaissance du Livre sans date ( 1923 ). In-8 broché sous magnifique reliure signée Esther Founès. Demi peau de Lézard avec plats plein cuir crême. Tête dorée. bel ex-libris illustré contrecollé au verso de la page de garde. Couvertures & dos conservés. Préface de Pierre Mac Orlan. Ouvrage de 68 pages au format 16 x 21,5, contenant 24 superbes dessins gravés sur bois en deux tons par Gus Bofa. Un des 425 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma numérotés. Le nôtre porte le n° 403, après 8 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial & 15 sur papier d'Arches. Superbe état, proche du parfait Rarissime édition originale.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ITALIAN SCHOOLS OF PAINTING

      MARTINUS NIJHOFF, 1923. 19 VOLL. 1923 - 1938. Qualchepiccola menda alla costola di alcuni volumi

      [Bookseller: Libreria Giorni]
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        Une Nuit au Luxembourg.

      Paris, chez Simon Kra, aux Éditions du Sagittaire, 1923. 1 vol. in-8. Plein maroquin vert, décor macabre orné d'une croix, d'une tête de mort et de ronces dorées, encadrant un paysage forestier, filet à froid en encadrement, dos à nerfs, titre, auteur et date dorés, filet en pointillé sur les coupes, tête dorée, contreplats et gardes de soir orangée, doubles gardes marbrées, couvertures et dos conservés. [CM PAGNIER].16 compositions en couleurs hors-texte de Serge Beaune.Tirage à 505 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 425 sur vélin teinté.La préface a été reliée avant le faux-titre.Intéressante reliure macabre des années 30.Dos très légèrement insolé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        L'oeuvre gravé de Rembrandt Reproduction des planches originales dans tous leurs états successifs 1000 phototypies sans retouches Avec un catalogue raisonné Neuauflage

      Selbstverlage von Prof. G. Goebel, Wien 1923 - Grafica e Design Fine arts Graphic and Design un volume in 4°, in mezza tela edit. con titoli al piatto e al dorso e 2 scatole rigide in tela con titoli al dorso impressi in oro, piatti con titoli applicati e tagli rivestiti in carta marmorizzata, contenenti 483+518 incisioni applicate su tavole sciolte in folio e numerate a mano - rottura alla cerniera e lieve usura della tela e della carta applicata, rotture alle scatole 1 facsimile di autografo di Rembrandt nel volume del testo e 1001 illustrazioni ristampa dell'edizione Saint-Petersbourg Imprimerie de l'Academie Imperiales des Sciences, 1890 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Tara]
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        Légendes Japonaises recueillies et illustrées par T. FOUJITA. Préface de Claude Farrère. - L'Eau - La Terre - Le Ciel - Le feu.

      Paris, Editions de L'Abeille d'or, " Plus belles légendes du Monde ", 1923. In-4; (27,5 x 18,5 cm), 85 pp., (3) ff., broché, couverture rempliée, imprimée et illustrée en couleurs. Edition originale publiée dans la " Collection des plus belles légendes " elle est ornée d'un frontispice, de 16 planches hors-texte en couleurs, de bandeaux, de culs-de-lampe et lettrines. Une des plus belles productions de Foujita. Tirage à 2104 exemplaires ; un des 2000 sur vélin Alfa (N° 681). Bel exemplaire en parfait état.

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        The Heart of Arabia: a Record of Travel and Exploration Vols 1&2

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1923 Vol 1 - xxiii, 386 pp plus 40 B& W plates. Vol 2- vi, 353 pp with 8 B&W plates and two fold-out maps bound in after text. Texts are clean, tight and unmarked save for a line of marginalia by the table of contents in both volumes. The only library marking is an embossed "The Cleveland Museum of Natural History" stamp plus withdrawal stamp on Vol. 1 title page. Brentanos booksellers sticker on rear pastedown. Both maps are intact with some browning along the fore-edge. Bindings are sound, green cloth boards with gold-stamp titles along spines are lightly rubbed at extremities with some loss of material at heads of spines., Vol.2 has a short split at head of spine.. Harry St. John Philby's first and scarcest title.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        Le cirque de Paris

      - S.l., Paris 1923, 25,5x33cm, broché. - Edizione illustrata con disegni di Adrien Barrere, pseudonimo Adrien Baneux. Testo Emile Codey. Il libro, piegato a fisarmonica, formano un murale, una volta implementato. Strappi sulla schiena con le lacune molto piccole, le lacune e le lacrime dei margini di piatti, bella stato interiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de dessins d'Adrien Barrère, pseudonyme d'Adrien Baneux. Texte d'Emile Codey. L'ouvrage, plié en accordéon, forme une fresque une fois déployé. Accrocs sur le dos avec infimes manques, manques et déchirures en marges des plats, agréable état intérieur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE ART TREASURES, MANY OF WHICH CAME FROM THE J. PIERPONT MORGAN, SPITZER, BARDAC, MAURICE KANN AND RODOLPHE KANN COLLECTIONS, AMERICAN AND FOREIGN GOLD COINS, AND MANY OPERATIC COSTUMES, THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE ENRICO CARUSO

      New York, 1923. 4to, recent tan linen, front cover lettered in red; spine ruled and lettered in black. (2), (340) pages; 1350 lots; fine frontispiece photograph of Caruso, with tissue guard; illustrated throughout, occasionally in color; printed announcement letter bound in front. Original printed and perforated sale registration slip tipped in. Sale announcement letter and tissue guard wrinkled; else near fine in a recent binding. The rare complete catalogue of this important and wide-ranging sale, of which coins and medals formed but a portion. Caruso (1873-1921) was an inveterate collector, and had the sagacity (as well as the means) to form highly interesting collections in a number of areas. Henry Chapman was called in to catalogue the numismatic segment of the sale, comprising lots 256-555 (which are occasionally encountered in a separate printing). The sale also included some Renaissance medals and plaquettes not included in the coin section. This full catalogue is very rarely seen: while we have offered a few copies of the separate printing of the numismatic portion of the catalogue, this is the first time in many years that we have offered the full edition of this catalogue of the great opera singer's art estate. (The later sale of coins from Caruso's estate by C. & E. Canessa, while scarce, is also encountered more frequently.) As has been noted elsewhere, worn or damaged covers appear endemic to these catalogues. While this example has a few minor flaws, it is well-preserved and in a recent binding. A rare opportunity.

      [Bookseller: Kolbe & Fanning]
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        British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited

      Vancouver, B.C.: British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited. Paperback. 40 pages. Oblong 12" x 9.5". Circa 1923. Profusely illustrated with glorious contemporary black and white photos. Considerable supporting text. A sumptuous promotional work intended to highlight the investment potential of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company and its subsidiary companies: Vancouver Power Company Limited; Vancouver Island Power Company Limited; Western Power Company of Canada Limited; Vancouver Gas Company Limited; Victoria Gas Company Limited. Very attractive gilt lettering and decoration upon chocolate brown front cover. Clean and fresh with very light wear. Discrete prior owner's name atop front cover. Two short openings to fore-edge of front cover. An exceptional and rare copy of this exquisite vintage item. . Fine. 1923. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        KOSTBARE WAFFEN aus der Dresdner Rüstkammer. Mit 82 Lichtdrucktafeln, davon 2 farbig.

      Verlag Karl Hiersemann Leipzig 1923 - . Folio.,VIII, 164 S. Pappband mit Lederrückenschildchen. * guter Zustand (innen sehr gut), (Kü67). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Herold]
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        The Correspondence of Lieut. Governor John Graves Simcoe, With Allied Documents Relating to His Administration of the Government of Upper Canada. Volume I. 1789-1793. Volume II: 1793-1794. Volume III: 1794-1795. Volume IV: 1795-1796. Volume V: 1792-1796 (Supplementary)

      Toronto: The Ontario Historical Society, 1923-1931. Cloth. Good +. 5 vols.: xv, 443; xv, 470; xi, 404; xviii, 424; xii, 292 p. 27 cm. Vol. I has 4 fold-out maps; vol. II has 10; vol. II has 3 and 2 sketches; vol. 4 has frontispiece & 17 maps and illustrations. Green cloth hardcovers. Corners lightly bumped and some marks to cloth. Scratch on rear of vol. I, dark marks on vol. 4 spine, and spot on front of vol. 5. Front hinge of vol. I cracked internally. Occasional foxing, mainly to endpapers and text block edges. Frontispiece and pp. 52-60 of vol. 4 have more staining. Official letters written by or addressed to Lt.-Gov. Simcoe as well as some other papers describing administration, military affairs, settlement, economics, social life of Upper Canada.

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        Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte / Herausgegeben von Paul Kluckhohn und Erich Rothacker - The first 11 volumes 1923-1933

      Halle : Max Niemeyer, 1923, Hardcover, 1st edition. Finely bound all in the original leather-backed marble boards, very good. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age. Remains an unsommonly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; v. ; 25 cm. Subjects; German literature - History and criticism - Periodicals. Literature - History and criticism - Periodicals. Geestesgeschiedenis. Literatuurwetenschap. Litterature allemande - Histoire et critique - Periodiques. Litterature - Histoire et critique - Periodiques. Germany - Intellectual life - Periodicals. Germany - Intellectual life. Allemagne - Vie intellectuelle - Periodiques. Related item; Referenced by: Annual bibliography of english language and literature Referenced by: MLA international bibliography of books and articles on the modern languages and literatures (Complete edition) ISSN: 0024-8215 Referenced by: Philosopher's index ISSN: 0031-7993 Includes: Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte. Sonderheft. Text is in German. Inventory No: 232549.

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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE ART TREASURES, MANY OF WHICH CAME FROM THE J. PIERPONT MORGAN, SPITZER, BARDAC, MAURICE KANN AND RODOLPHE KANN COLLECTIONS, AMERICAN AND FOREIGN GOLD COINS, AND MANY OPERATIC COSTUMES, THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE ENRICO CARUSO

      New York 1923 - 4to, recent tan linen, front cover lettered in red; spine ruled and lettered in black. (2), (340) pages; 1350 lots; fine frontispiece photograph of Caruso, with tissue guard; illustrated throughout, occasionally in color; printed announcement letter bound in front. Original printed and perforated sale registration slip tipped in. Sale announcement letter and tissue guard wrinkled; else near fine in a recent binding. The rare complete catalogue of this important and wide-ranging sale, of which coins and medals formed but a portion. Caruso (1873-1921) was an inveterate collector, and had the sagacity (as well as the means) to form highly interesting collections in a number of areas. Henry Chapman was called in to catalogue the numismatic segment of the sale, comprising lots 256-555 (which are occasionally encountered in a separate printing). The sale also included some Renaissance medals and plaquettes not included in the coin section. This full catalogue is very rarely seen: while we have offered a few copies of the separate printing of the numismatic portion of the catalogue, this is the first time in many years that we have offered the full edition of this catalogue of the great opera singer's art estate. (The later sale of coins from Caruso's estate by C. & E. Canessa, while scarce, is also encountered more frequently.) As has been noted elsewhere, worn or damaged covers appear endemic to these catalogues. While this example has a few minor flaws, it is well-preserved and in a recent binding. A rare opportunity.

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        Lieder nach dem Chinesischen zur Symphonie *Das Lied von der Erde* von Gustav Mahler.

      Berlin, Gyldenalscher Verlag, 1923. 5 w. Bll., 18 nn.S., 4 w. Bll. Mit 15 (davon 7 blattgr. und sign. Radierungen von Robert Genin. 4° 31,5 x 24 cm), Pergamenteinband über 7 durchgez. Bünden, mit goldgepr. RTitel und farb. Deckelvignette, KGoldschnitt, bedruckte Vorsätze. Eines von 50 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe A (GA 250), gegenüber der Normalausgabe um eine Radirung vermehrt. Druckvermerk von Künstler und Dichter signiert. - Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Petites (Les) Alliées. Orné de cinquante-et-un dessins par Albert André.

      Paris, Henri Jonquières, "Les Beaux Romans", 1923 ; in-8 ; très large demi-maroquin bleu marine, dos à deux larges nerfs plats centraux encadrés d'un triple filet doré (galon d'officier), papier bleu-pétrole peint à la main sur les plats, listel doré entre le maroquin et le papier, gardes de papier peint bleu-nuit, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, non rogné (Creuzevault) ; (4), II, 361, (5) pp., (1) f. bl. ; dessins mis en couleurs à la main, au pochoir et au pinceau. Exemplaire sur Rives, imprimé pour M. Claude Farrère ; ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE de l'auteur "à Monsieur Pierre Guimier, au nom de ces Écrivains Combattants de France qui le remercient avec émotion de son geste généreux, et avec la vive sympathie de son collaborateur et ami, [signé] Claude Farrère". De son vrai nom Frédéric-Charles Bargone, Claude Farrère (1876-1957) est né à Lyon ; après une carrière comme officier de marine, il se consacra à la littérature ; prix Goncourt en 1905, il est l'ami de Pierre Louÿs, Victor Segalen et Pierre Loti qui fut son parrain littéraire ; comme celui-ci, il fut un admirateur de la Turquie et du Japon. En 1932, en s'interposant entre le Président Doumer et Gorguloff son assassin, il fut blessé de deux balles dans le bras. Dès 1933, il fut un militant actif de la protection des intellectuels juifs et demanda qu'ils soient accueillis en France ; en 1935, il fut élu à l'Académie Française. Après la guerre, il fut membre de l'Association pour défendre la mémoire du maréchal Pétain ; il fut aussi le Président de l'Association des Écrivains Combattants de France. Très bel ouvrage, bien illustré, dans une reliure originale et sobre du grand maitre relieur, Creuzevault, en bel état.

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        Ship that Sailed to Mars, The

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Comapny, 1923. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        11 original photographies.

      1923. 3 rares photographies faites le 23 janvier 1923, dans les nuages, à 2 500 pieds au-dessus de Paris. 120 x 179 mm. Au verso de chacune des photographies, annotations autographes de Saint-Exupéry : "Photo prise par l'équipage : Pilote : Slt de Saint Exupery. Observateur : Slt Dufour à 2'500444 au-dessus de Paris le 23 janvier [19]23 à 1 heure". Saint-Exupéry avait alors 23 ans. Portrait de Saint-Exupéry en tenue de pilote. [Buenos Aires, 1930]. 85 x 52 mm. Durant le Tour de Méditerranée de 1935. 127 x 179 mm. Arrivée à Alger du quadrimoteur Farman, piloté par Saint-Exupéry. 95 x 128 mm. Après la mission de reconnaissance en mai 1940 au-dessus d'Arras, le groupe "2/33" doit se replier sur Bordeaux. S'emparant d'un Farman, Saint-Exupéry s'envole pour Alger d'où il espère pouvoir continuer le combat. Quelques jours après son arrivée, l'armistice est signé. 5 petites photographies montrant Saint-Exupéry dans l'intimité, écrivant, fumant ou en extérieur. Formats divers, 52 x 60 mm à 78 x 53 mm ; trois à bords dentelés. [On joint :] Livret d'école avec 18 photographies de classe. École Libre Notre-Dame de Sainte-Croix, au Mans, 1913-1914. In-8 à l'italienne, agrafé ; quelques pages détachées. Sur la photo de la Seconde Division, on reconnaît Antoine de Saint-Exupéry à l'âge de treize ans (5e à gauche au dernier rang). A côté des élèves "en uniforme bleu marine à boutons dorés, col dur et lavallière, il n'y a pas l'ombre d'un sourire" sur le visage de l'abbé Launay, le sévère professeur d'Antoine (Curtis Cate, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Laboureur du ciel, Grasset, 1973, p. 37). La couverture porte la signature maladroite du frère cadet d'Antoine, François. Compagnon de jeux, élève lui aussi du collège Sainte-Croix au Mans puis à Saint-Jean à Fribourg, François meurt à l'âge de quinze ans d'un rhumatisme au c

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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.

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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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        HARMONIUM

      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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Poèmes.

      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.

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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]

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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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