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        A Real Cow Boy's Experience with Indians and the Cow Trail

      Self-published, Dallas, TX 1923 - "Intensely Interesting Little Volume of TRUE HISTORY of the Struggles with Hostile Indians On the Frontier of Texas IN THE EARLY DAYS --Never Before Published in Book Form" (from the front cover). Uncommon, privately-printed 1923 first-person reminiscence by cowboy M.L. Johnson of late 19th century Indian warfare and Texas history. Clean and Near Fine in its stapled, printed light-blue wrappers. 12mo, unpaginated. Also includes handsome, custom-made box (leather-backed, with chemise and marbled boards) housing the fragile booklet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        CHILD WHISPERS

      J. Saville & Co. Ltd. 1923 - 1st thus 1923. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Brown cloth, gilt titles. A book of poetry. Blyton's first book for children. Originally published in 1922 in card wraps. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and page edges otherwise contents clean. Contained in an original, first issue dustwrapper which is lovely and bright, a few very light foxspots and light creases to edges, a few tiny edge tears to rear panel. A super copy in this very scarce dustwrapper. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars: a Fantasy.

      London: George G. Harrap & Company Limited,, [1923]. Quarto. Original quarter japon, gilt lettered and decorated spine, grey paper covered boards, title to front board in dark grey. Title page and letterpress printed in blue & black, 48 mounted colour plates, and 48 mounted pages of letterpress. A few light marks to covers, old faded staining at head of front cover, light bump to lower fore-corner. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Born in Northumberland, Timlin (1892-1943) began his art training in the north east of England but completed it when his parents emigrated to South Africa, where he studied art and practised as an architect. The Ship That Sailed to Mars is his only published book, a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published in Britain by George Harrap, who had earlier published Willy Pogany, and they followed a similar format here, reproducing Timlin's original calligraphic text mounted, like the plates, on grey matte paper. "The most original and beautiful children's book of the 1920s was William M. Timlin's masterpiece The Ship That Sailed to Mars... a magical combination of science fiction and fairyland" (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, 1991, pp. 102-03).

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        The Lindisfarne Gospels. Three plates in Colour and Thirty-six in Monochrome from Cotton Ms. Nero D. IV in the British Museum with Pages from Two Related Manuscripts.

      52 pp. text on 8th-century illuminations, notes, bibliography, 5 text illus., 39 fine plates (3 in color). Folio. Cloth, slightly rubbed at extremities. London (British Museum) 1923.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Les Perles éparpillées. Contes et légendes arabes. Illustrations de Adam Styka. Titres par R. Chichimanian.

      - Paris, Chulliat (impr. Marotte, couleurs par Saudé, photogravure par Trouvé), 1923. In-4, n.p., reliure plein veau glacé (Flammarion-Vaillant), plats ornés, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, étui (étui et dos légèrement frottés). Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires numérotés, ICI UN DES 35 de tête (n°4) sur Japon impérial, contenant une SUITE en couleurs des hors-texte. Jolie reliure signée par Flammarion-Vaillant. * 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. *** La librairie est ouverte ; cependant les commandes ne pourront être expédiées qu'après le 23 août : merci de votre compréhension et de votre patience ! *** Langue : Français

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        THREE STORIES & TEN POEMS.

      Contact Publishing [1923], Paris - 12mo. Published in an edition of 300 copies. Printed in Dijon by Maurice Darantiere, the printer of Joyce's "Ulysses" and other signed expatriate publications. A lovely copy whose fragile cover shows virtually no use. In custom-made cloth slipcase with chemise First edition of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee G. Campbell]
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        The Ship That Sailed to Mars

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1923. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, bound from plates from the British edition and one of 250 copies thus. Very Good with slightly bowed and edge worn boards, front and rear hinges exposed and a bit tender, gift inscription on front end paper, corner chip to single page not effecting plate. All 48 illustration and 48 calligraphic textual plates intact, mounted on rectos only of gray pages. A truly beautiful children's fantasy. Illustrated by the author, a South African architect. This was his only published book.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Poster Art in Vienna. Illustrated by: Klinger, Cosl-Frey, Willrab, Haas, Engelberg, Schwarcz.

      Chicago [1923].. gr.-4°. 4 Bll., 55 (47 farb.) Taf., 7 Bll. OHLn. Farbig illustr. Einband v. Julius Klinger, Vorsatz u. Tit. mit Stempel von Chwala Druck Wien, Etikett von Archiv Chawala's Druck. Ecken ein wenig berieb. EA vgl. Thieme-B. XX, 512 - Äußerst seltenes Werk über die Wiener Plakatkunst mit herrlichen Wiedergaben der Plakate Juilius Klingers u. a. Hs. Widmung am Tit. Wien, 13. 4. 1931. Julius Klinger (1876-1942), studierte am Technologischen Gewerbemuseum, 1895 Eintritt in das Zeichenatelier der 'Wiener Mode' wo er mit Koloman Moser bekannt wurde, Verlagsarbeiten in Deutschland folgten, während des 1. Weltkriegs im österreichischen Kriegsdarchiv in Verwendung, danach Eröffnung eines Ateliers für Plakatkunst aus dem Plakatzeichner wie Cosl-Frey, Willrab, Haas, Engelberg und Schwarz hervorgegangen sind. Einige seiner Plakate wurden bei Chwala gedruckt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Constructive Cover Designing, a Book of Seventy-Six Original Designs Reproduced in Color on Sunburst Cover Paper

      Holyoke: Hampden Glazed Paper and Card Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1923. First Edition. In mylar cover. Three-quarter brown leather over brown paper boards with gilt and black title box. Heavily rubbed edges with leather pieces missing from spine ends. Scuffed areas on paper boards. Heavy tan cardstock endpapers. Gilt top edge. Blind stamp of a Connecticut advertising agency on the first two free endpapers. 24 text pages of an introduction to design and judging considerations + 76 color entry plates, on various colors of card stock and with some embossed. This portfolio was produced from a contest for cover designs, mostly by commercial designers and illustrators. Descriptions of the plates include the names of the illustrators and their firms, number of inks used, and the prize winners. These beautiful designs exhibit diverse subject matter including furriers, pianos, music programs, legends of the pueblos, concrete lighters and more. ; Color Illustrations; 14" x 11" .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Le mystère d'Ulysse

      Nrf 1923 - - Nrf, Paris 1923, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 1035 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Arches. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Maurras : "A mon cher maître Anatole France cette obscure réminiscence de la belle odyssée." Notre exemplaire est enrichi de deux corrections manuscrites de Charles Maurras dans le texte aux pages 15 et 22. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'un portrait de Charles Maurras par Luc-Albert Moreau. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise et étui en plein papier bleu marine. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 1035 numbered copies on laid Arches paper. Precious signed autograph of Charles Maurras: "To my dear master Anatole France that dark reminiscence of the great odyssey." Our copy has acquired two handwritten corrections by Charles Maurras in the text on pages 15 and 22. Book illustrated frontispiece a portrait of Charles Maurras by Luc-Albert Moreau. Some small minor foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Clair de terre. Avec le portrait par Picasso.

      Les Presses du Montparnasse., Paris 1923 - Grand in-8, br., 78 p. Curieuse composition typographique en couverture. Edition originale de ce recueil poétique de Breton peu courant tiré au total à 240 ex., celui-ci 1/50 ex. réservés à la presse marqués 00. Coversa little thumbed and end-papers a little spotted, uncut. From the library of the English Surrealist and bibliophile John Lyle, with his book-plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        For Love of the King

      NY: Putnam, 1923. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown (completely hidden by front flap of dustwrapper). Bound in grey boards with blue cloth spine. Dustwrapper shows a bit of darkening to spine and light chipping to spine ends but is in beautiful condition overall. This is the true first U.S. edition of this title in the original dustwrapper. A three act play with an introductory note and a letter to "Mrs. Chan Toon". This copy is listed as the Second Edition (F'cap 8vo) . 1923" (title page verso); originally published in Great Britain in a limited edition in 1922, but it is indeed the first U.S. edition. Scarce in the dustwrapper and in this protected condition. 58 pp.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Dancing/Tanzlokal). Dreifarbiger Linolschnitt in Rosa, Violett und Schwarz. 1924. In Bleistift unten rechts signiert: „Alice Bailly". Im Blattrand unten links nummeriert: no. 72/125.

      - 34,5 : 45,6 auf auf glattem, getönten Velin 47,8 : 61 cm. Jahresgabe der Schweizerischen Graphischen Gesellschaft, 1923. - Mit dem runden Trockenstempel: "Kunstverein in Winterthur".

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Gesammelte Werke. 44 Bände.

      Rowohlt ohne Jahr [1923]-1964., Berlin bzw. Hamburg - Kleinformatige einheitliche Orig.-Leinenbände. Mischexemlar: 29 Bände liegen in den undatierten Vorkriegsausgaben mit Verlagsort Berlin vor, 15 Bände in den Hamburger Nachkriegsausgaben der Jahre 1952-64. Mit der von zahlreichen Schriftstellern als Übersetzer (darunter Walter Benjamin, Walter Mehring, Franz Hessel, Otto Flake, Paul Zech, Ernst Weiß, Friedrich Sieburg) besorgten Balzacausgabe traf Rowohlt den Nerv der Inflationszeit, deren Gesellschaft sich offenbar in der von Balzac geschilderten französischen des 19. Jahrhunderts wiedererkannte: Die Ausgabe war so erfolgreich, daß Rowohlt seine Verlagsautoren zu wilden Saufgelagen mit den Worten "Balzac bezahlt alles!" einzuladen pflegte. Das Exemplar ist vollständig, "Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen" liegt in der einbändigen Nachkriegsausgabe vor (statt der 2bändigen vor dem Krieg), und enthält auch den überhaupt erst 1964 erschienenen selteneneren Titel "Maître Cornelius. Der verstoßene Sohn." Die Einbände sind teils etwas berieben, bei 3 Bändchen etwas stärker, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein ordentliches, vollständiges Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Die menschliche Komödie

      Insel Verlag, Leipzig 1923 - deutsche Ausgabe in 10 Bänden. Dt. v. F.P.Greve u. a. Einleitung v. H.v.Hofmannsthal. Lpz., Insel 1923-25. Mit 1 Portr.-Taf. Rote Ohldrbde. mit Rverg. u. Kopfgoldschn. (Etw. berieb. u. best.). Sarkowski 70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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        French Engravings of the Eighteenth Century in the Collection of Joseph Widener, Lynnewood Hall

      London: Chiswick Press, 1923. FIRST EDITION. 4 vols., folio, 15-3/4" x 11-5/8", limited to 120 numbered copies of which this is copy #33, illustrated with 153 fine engraved plates of which 62 are hand colored, bookplate to verso of front endleaf of each volume "The Philip H. & A. S. W. Rosenbach Foundation Museum". Beautifully bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, light blue silk morie doublures and endpapers, top edges guilt, others uncut, NEAR FINE, each volume housed in it's own numbered red cloth open ended fleece lined slipcase, VERY GOOD+, by Riviere & Son.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Corpus des Tapis Marocains (Vols. I, II, III, IV)

      Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris 1923 - Folios of faun half-cloth with tan paper/boards and black lettering. All volumes have cloth ties at 3 sides. All volumes complete: Volume I: Text booklet with xiv + 31 pp.; 64 loose bw plates. Volume II: Text booklet with ii + 74 pp. and 64 bw figures; 64 loose bw plates. Volume III: Text booklet with ii + 26 pp. and 73 bw figures; 64 loose bw plates of which 14 are folded in two and 1 is a tri-fold. Volume VI: Text booklet with viii + 74 pp. and 71 bw figures; 64 loose bw plates of which 18 are double-folded and 3 are tri-folds. Text in French. The first four volumes of a set of 6 proposed about the carpets of Morocco. Volume I covers the carpets of Rabat; Volume II, the carpets of the Middle Atlas region; Volume III covers the High Atlas and the Haouz area of Marrakech; and Volume IV a large variety of areas of Morocco. With plates showing clear patterns of the carpets. A scarce set of all 4 volumes with the contents in such good condition. The author, Prosper Ricard, was the director of the Department of Indigenous Art in Morocco. All are art museum ex-lib. with appropriate marks/plates/spine stickers. In addition, Vol. IV folio is a re-binding. Vols. I-III have a personal bookplate of George Hewitt Myers, philanthropist and founder of the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Covers of first three volumes are rough at spines and have bumped corners, but all ties secure the bindings. Contents good, clean, and tight but for a few pages with foxing in Vol. IV; plates mostly VG-NF. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Sport and Adventure in Africa

      London: Seeley Service, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+/VG+. A record of twelve years of big game hunting, campaigning and travel in the wilds of tropical Africa. 316 pp, ill, folding map. Author was a former member of the KAR. He related his big game hunting and military adventures throughout South Africa, Northeastern Rhodesia and Uganda. He bagged lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, sable + other game. In Uganda he collected additional elephant and buffalo, he was also badly mauled by a elephant he had wounded. Fairly scarce title, even more so in jacket. VG+ (actually near fine but with faint dampmark on very top of inside front board. In the RARE and lightly chipped but vg+ dj.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Sinclairs Notizbuch. Signierte Vorzugsausgabe. Signed collectors edition. Mit Illustrationen. Hermann Hesse als Maler.

      Rascher, Zürich 1923 - Zürich, Rascher, 1923. Gr.-8°. 108 Seiten / pp., 2 Bll. Mit 4 Tafeln nach Aquarellen Hermann Hesses. Blaues Original Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmorierten Deckelbezügen. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, die Vorsätze wie meist etwas stockfleckig, da von anderer Papierqualität, der Leinenrücken minimal ausgeblichen, Erste Ausgabe, verso des Titels in Bleistift mit "H. Hesse" signiert. - Nummer1014 von 1100 Exemplaren. Eines der ersten Werke Hessees mit Aquarell Reproduktionen, seit 1918 ist er auch künstlerisch tätig, sein ersten Bücher mit eigenen Aquarellen erschienen ab 1919. Enthält unter anderem die Erzählung "Der Europäer". Die Dichtungen entstanden unter dem Pseudonym 'Sinclair' zwischen 1917 und 1920. "Unter dem Zeichen 'Sinclair' steht für mich heute noch jene brennende Epoche, . das erst schmerzliche, dann innig bejahte Erwachen zu einem neuen Verstehen von Welt und Wirklichkeit, das Aufblitzen einer Einsicht in die Einheit im Zeichen der Polarität, des Zusammenfallens der Gegensätze, wie es vor tausend Jahren die Meister des Zen in China auf magische Formeln zu bringen versucht haben" (Vorwort). - Mileck II, 44. Sprache: Deutsch Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, die Vorsätze wie meist etwas stockfleckig, da von anderer Papierqualität, der Leinenrücken minimal ausgeblichen, Blaues Original Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmorierten Deckelbezügen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        Aus dem kleinen alten Städtchen.

      - Mit Bildern von Else Wenz-Viëtor. Ohne Ort, Verlag u. Jahr [vor 1923]. Quer-gr.-4°. 7 farbig illustrierte Doppeltafeln mit Einsteckschlitzen für Figuren sowie 19 (von 24) ausgestanzten farbigen Einsteckfiguren. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. (etwas fleckig). Erste Ausgabe dieses reizvollen Spielbilderbuches der bekannten Bilderbuchkünstlerin, von dem wir bislang im Handel nur ein weiteres Exemplar nachweisen konnten, vermutlich im Selbstverlag erschienen. - Von der 2. Auflage an wurde das Buch vom Stalling-Verlag in Oldenburg als Nürnberger Bilderbuch Nr. 25 a verlegt. - Die schönen Doppeltafeln zeigen eine Postkutsche, einen Garten, eine Bäckerei und eine Metzgerei, einen Wochenmarkt, einen Gasthaus und einen Kaufladen. - Vgl. Liebert, Stalling 25. - Reetz, Wenz-Viëtor 18. - Doderer/Müller 438. - Stuck-Villa II, 349 (2. Auflage 1923). - Hoppensack 63 (mit Abb.). - Nicht im LexKJL. - Kanten etwas bestoßen. - Insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit nur geringen Beschädigungen. - In dieser ersten Auflage von großer Seltenheit. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        The Caerleon Edition of the Works of Arthur Machen

      London: Martin Secker, 1923. A Fine set in DJ's. Complete 9 volume numbered set, first Volume Signed, with tissue guarded Frontis. as called for. All 9 bindings extremely tight, and crisp. The elusive Dust Jackets are present, and NearFine with a touch of extremity wear, spine fade.. Signed by Author. Signed First Edition, Limited/Numbered. Cloth, Sewn Binding, T.E.G.. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Heavy Set, Expedited on request, International buyers please inquire.

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        Challenge

      New York: George H. Doran Company,. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board and spine in orange. With the supplied dust jacket. Tear to one leaf of text with professional repair, rear endpaper defective, spine dull. Good in the chipped and frayed dust jacket supplied from another copy. First edition, first printing being the US issue of the suppressed UK edition with the cancel title page. A major association copy with the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "for C. S. Evans from V. Sackville-West Long Barn, June 1923". Evans was the managing director of Heinemann with whom VSW would go on to publish several works the first of which being Grey Wethers published in June 1923 at the precise time of this presentation. Given the tortuous publication history of this book as keen an association copy as one could hope for. Collins had completed the printing of

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le cirque de Paris

      S.l. 1923 - - S.l., Paris 1923, 25,5x33cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with drawings of Adrien Barrere, pseudonym Adrien Baneux. Text Emile Codey. The book, accordion-folded, form a mural once deployed. Slashed on the back with tiny gaps, gaps and tears in margins flat, nice interior state. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Im Café. Lithographie.

      1923 - Signiert "Rudolf Schlichter". Druck auf Bütten. Söhn HDO 72716-7. Eines von 25 Exemplaren. Blatt 7 der Vorzugsausgabe von: Die Schaffenden, IV. Jahrgang, 4. Mappe, 1923. Erschienen im Euphorion Verlag, Berlin. - Der deutsche Künstler Rudolf Schlichter gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Schlichter studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart und an der Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe, u. a. bei Wilhelm Trübner und Hans Thoma. Schlichter unternahm mehrfach Studienreisen nach Italien und Frankreich und bekam durch seinen Malerkollegen Julius Kasper Kontakt zur Unterwelt. In Karlsruhe gehörte er zu den Mitbegründern der Gruppe Rih, übersiedelte dann nach Berlin, wo er sich der Novembergruppe, der Berliner Secession, den Berliner Dadaisten und der KPD anschloss. In den frühen 20er Jahren erschienen viele Buchillustrationen Schlichters. Sein Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis reichte von Bertolt Brecht, Sternberg, Alfred Döblin und Grosz bis hin zu Carl Zuckmayer, den er schon in Karlsruhe kennengelernt hatte. 1925 waren Werke Schlichters in der Ausstellung Neue Sachlichkeit in Mannheim zu sehen. Zwei Jahre später lernte er seine spätere Frau Elfriede Elisabeth Koehler, kennen und begann sich von der Politik abzukehren und dem Katholizismus zuzuwenden. Zu seinen Bekannten zählten nun Ernst von Salomon und die Brüder Ernst Jünger und Friedrich Georg Jünger. Unter den Nationalsozialisten wurden viele seiner Werke aus Museen entfernt und Schlichter wurde mit einem Arbeitsverbot belegt. Im Jahr 1939 zog Schlichter nach München, wo er unter anderem Kontakt zu Hans Scholl hatte, und sich der katholischen Zeitschrift Hochland anschloss. 1942 wurde Schlichter ausgebombt und verlor dabei einen Teil seiner Werke. Nach dem Krieg nahm er an der Ersten Deutschen Kunstausstellung in Dresden teil und gründete in München die Neue Gruppe. Gelegentlich arbeitete er für die satirische Zeitschrift Der Simpl. Sein Schaffen wandte sich jetzt dem Surrealismus zu. Rudolf Schlichter trat 1950 dem wiedergegründeten Deutschen Künstlerbund bei. - Das Blatt ist insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. An der oberen Blattkante ist ein sehr schmaler Streifen wenig gebräunt. Der Unterrand ist teilweise minimal wellig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS

      George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. 1923 - 1st 1923. Good condition with no wrapper. One of the classic works of fantasy and the author's solitary children's book. Only 2000 copies printed of which 600 were used for the American edition. Large format. Vellum spine with gilt titles and decoration. Grey paperboards. 48 magical colour plates. Both calligraphic text and plates are mounted on grey art paper making this a truly unusual item. Spine and corners bumped and worn, some chipping to top and tail of spine. Covers are grubby and marked, edges are rubbed. There is some surface paper damage to covers, particularly at edges. Binding re-stitched. Some damage to front endpaper. Small margin tears. Apart from some slight fingering all plates seem fine. A good copy of this scarce item. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Waste Land.

      Richmond: Printed and Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Hogarth Press,, 1923. Octavo. Original marbled blue paper boards, white paper title label to front board printed in black. Some minor spotting, backstrip sunned as usual but a very nice copy of this notoriously vulnerable production. First English edition, sole impression. One of about 460 copies hand-printed by the Woolfs. The label is the one with the border of asterisks, Gallup's state 1 of 3, albeit without apparent priority. From the library of the archaeologist Kenneth C. Murray (1903?1972) with his pencil ownership inscription.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Men Like Gods

      London: Cassell and Company,, 1923. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt and front board blind with floral boarder in blind. Spine and board edges faded, endpapers and edges lightly foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Reginald [Turner], from H.G." Reginald "Reggie" Turner (1869-1938), author and aesthete, was a member of Oscar Wilde's circle, and once quipped in response to Maugham's boast of the rarity value of his first editions that it was his second editions that were almost impossible to procure.

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        Racing at Home and Abroad

      London: The London and Counties Press Association, 1923. Full leather. Three volumes. Folio. Racing at Home and Abroad. British flat racing and breeding, racecourse and the evolution of the racehorse. Racing and breeding in America and the colonies. British steeplechasing and racing in Ireland. Limited to six hundred copies which this is number 144, many full page illustrations approximately 1200 through-out set. Handsomely bound in full brown morocco, spines and covers gilt titles, top edge gilt. Very good.

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        Selbstbildnis von vorn. Sign. Orig.-Holzschnitt von K. Kollwitz.

      . -, []. - 1923 - Am ob. Rand unter Passepartout montiert. Papierformat: 45 : 34 cm. - Selten. - Einer von nur 12 derzeit nachweisbaren Abzügen auf chamoisfarbenem Japanbütten, am rechten Druckrand von Kollwitz signiert, im linken Druckrand von Otto Felsing signiert. - Dieser Abzug entstand noch vor der Auflage für Kaemmerers Monographie Kaethe Kollwitz. Griffelkunst und Weltanschauung. Vergleicht man den Holzschnitt der Monographie mit unserem Exemplar, so zeichnet sich unser Exemplar durch deutlich differenzierte Strichlagen aus, z. B. auf der linken Wange. - Mit kl. Sammlerstempel im unteren linken Blattrand. Schönes Exemplar des ausdrucksvollen Selbstporträts.Knesebeck 193 XVI a. 100 g. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kaethe Kollwitz Griffelkunst und Weltanschauung. Ein kunstgeschichlicher Beitrag zur Seelen- und Gesellschaftskunde. Dresden, Emil Richter Verlag 1923. 4to. Mit 1 signierten Orig.-Holzschnitt. 70 S. u. 54 Abb. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel u. Deckelillustr.

      - Eines von 75 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzpergament mit dem signierten Orig.-Holzschnitt von Käthe Kollwitz "Selbstbildnis 1923". Der Einband wurde von P. A. Demeter von Hand gebunden. Makelloses Exemplar der selten vorkommenen Ausgabe. - v. d. Knesebeck 193/XIV b. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opportunity and Theodore Roosevelt

      Chicago IL: Honest Truth Publishing, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 192 pp, ill with reproductions of documents and African photographs taken by the author. Author looks at why news came out of Africa, the Roosevelt hunts, and strenuous thinking in the wilds. Looks at the great work done by TR after he left office and responded to the call of the wild. A very rare item, printed by a most obscure publishing company. Have never seen a copy for sale before. This copy with the engraved bookplate of Henry Cabot Lodge and the business card of the author inside front cover. In fine condition. A great find for the TR collector.

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        The Vegetable or from President to Postman

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1923. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        Mayn Khorever Heym: A Gedekhnish. (Alternative transliteration: Mayn Khoreve Heym: A Gedenkenish). Title from cover: Shtetl.

      Ryback. Lithograph half-title and title, list of images (all in Yiddish), and 29 additional full-page lithographs portraying personal memories of life in the shtetl, conveyed in images, reminiscent of Chagall but with a more somber and tragic sentiment, that show influences of Cubism, Expressionism, and Constructivism, with asymetrical designs, exaggerated facial features and other progressive aesthetic concerns, incorporating and transforming prototypical images of Jewish life in rural Eastern Europe. Some very mild foxing and some mild browning of paper, otherwise a fine copy. Oblong folio. Boards with title and striking image on front cover. Berlin (Schwellen) n.d. (1923).

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        The World Crisis. Comprising: Vol.I: 1911-1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front.

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931. - 6 large volumes; FIRST EDITIONS. I: pp.(vi) + 536, II: pp.577, III: pp.(x) + 589, IV: pp.474, V: pp.368, VI: pp.368. Errata slips to vols. I and IV present. The vol.I is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Churchill and dated 1935 on first blank. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). The volume has been recased in a first issue cloth binding. The gilt to spines is bright. Overall a lovely and sound set of this history of the first world war in the original cloth. The final volume was printed in fewer numbers than the rest. Complete sets of this work in their original cloth binding are getting difficult to obtain. This comprehensive account of the War is both analytical and on occasions justification from the author for his part in the proceedings. It is claimed that Churchill suggested this work was "not history, but a contribution to history." Since its publication both biographers and historians have considered it Churchill's masterpiece, eclipsing his better-known account 'The Second World War'; T.E. Lawrence regarded the second volume, 1915, as "far and away the best war-book I've yet read". Woods A31(a). Langworth 103. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Secret Agent

      T Werner Laurie, 1923 - First Edition of 1000 copies privately printed for subscribers. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Joseph Conrad. A magnificent copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL green paper boards backed in vellum, with the paper spine label present. The binding is tight with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a fabulous copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Conrad First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rauch. Gestern und Heute; Rechts Roman Reihe: Vierter Band.

      München, O. C. Recht Verlag., 1923 - 235 S. (10 Ilustrationsseiten eingebunden aber nicht paginiert, alle mit Bleistift signiert "W.Lindgens 23") Zustand: Noch gut. Einband berieben und leicht fleckig. Papier alters- und qualitätsbedingt gebräunt. Vorsatzblätter farb. bedruckt. . - Frakturschrift. Deutsch von Johannes Guenther. "Von diesem Buch wurden 200 Exemplare auf altdeutschem Dickdruckpapier abgezogen und handschriftlich numeriert. Diese Exemplare enthalten 10 Lithographien von Walter Lindgens, die vom Künstler handgezeichnet sind. Dieses Buch trägt die Nr. 16" - Beschreibung: Original vellum backed boards with a design by Lindgens. Decorated end-papers. Covers rubbed and spotted. Paper uniformly yellowed. No.16/200 copies with 10 full-page lithographs by Lindgens each signed in pencil by the artist. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 8° (22,2cm), Original-Halb-Pergament, Kopffarbschnitt, Rückenprägung, Deckelillustration. "Buchkunst" Druck- und Verlags-A.-G. / Bad Reichenhall. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirs entomologiques. Etudes sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes. 11 volumes complet

      Paris Delagrave 1923 - 1924. 11 volumes petits in - 4 reliés demi - basane fauve à coins de l'éditeur. Dos à nerfs, très ornés à motifs dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaison. Têtes dorées. Double filets dorés sur les plats. Chaque volume environ 370 pages. Edition définitive illustrée de planches photos sous serpentes et de dessins dans le texte. Bien complet du 11° volume par le Docteur G.V. LEGROS "La vie de Jean Henri FABRE naturaliste suivie du répertoire général analytique des Souvenirs entomologiques" et qui manque souvent. Légers frottements aux reliures sans gravité. Très bon ensemble.

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        Pellucidar

      McClurg, 1923 Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-322 [323-236: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], four inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, one map, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. 10,000 copies printed. Second book of the Pellucidar series. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-20. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 312. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 113. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1665-68. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02303. Heins P-1. Anearly fine copy in a very good four color restored dust jacket. This is a file copy from Grosset & Dunlap, showing some pencil editing on jacket preparing it for the G&D version, and the top edge and jacket are stamped office file copy. Laid in is a brief notice from the Burroughs Bulletin discussing the provenance of this book. Housed in a custom-made collector?s slipcase. $7,500.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        The World Crisis.

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1923?31. [Vol. I: 1911?1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III?IV: 1916?1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front.] 5 volumes in 6, octavo (223 x 150 mm). Finely bound by Maltby's of Oxford in mid-20th-century red half morocco, twin blue-green morocco labels, raised bands with dotted rule gilt, compartments panelled in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Volume I with different endpapers to other volumes. The occasional spot to contents. A handsomely bound set in excellent condition. First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). In aim and method, it foreshadows his Second World War: together they form the single most important and authoritative grand narrative of the conflicts of the twentieth century.

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        Science of Being

      New York: J. F. Tapley Co., 1923. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good-. 329pp; Light brown limp leather (simulated alligator) with gilt stamped emblem to front, leather cracking at spine, original silk endpapers, rice paper pages, all edges gilt, gilt titling to title page, gilt to illustrations, gilt stamped decorations and words to text, slight wrinkling to a few pages, ribbon bookmark detached but present, text unmarked, binding is sound, VG- condition. Unusual, unique and gorgeous vintage metaphysical publication. Contains seven lessons in the "science of being." 1. The Absolute (Spirit); 2. Life Energy (I); 3. The Relative (Matter); 4. Life Energy (II); 5. Laws, Absolute and Relative; 6. Mind Force; 7. Spiritual Power. Chapters include: The Great Principle; The Pyramid of Life; The Five Statements of Being; Vibrations; The Mental Contact; The Star Exercise; Use of the Magnetic Force in Ancient and Modern Times; The Origin of Matter; Incarnation of Soul in Matter; much much more. Illustrated by Malcolm Thorburn.

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        Sir Christopher Wren A.D. 1632-1723: Bicentenary Memorial Volume published under the auspices of the Royal Institute of British Architects

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1923 - Thick quarto, full vellum with gilt-lettering, rules and coat-of-arms. A bright, remarkably clean, Near Fine to Fine copy. Small, elegant former owner name at the limitation, just the slightest hint of light foxing along several pages, otherwise virtually pristine. #28 of 250 copies and a very handsome book thus. Top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. Numerous illustrations thruout, including thirteen color plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sir Christopher Wren A D 1632-1723: Bicentenary Memorial Volume published under the auspices of the Royal Institute of British Architects

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1923. Vellum. Near Fine. Thick quarto, full vellum with gilt-lettering, rules and coat-of-arms. A bright, remarkably clean, Near Fine to Fine copy. Small, elegant former owner name at the limitation, just the slightest hint of light foxing along several pages, otherwise virtually pristine. #28 of 250 copies and a very handsome book thus. Top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. Numerous illustrations thruout, including thirteen color plates.

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        The World Crisis. [Vol. I: 1911–1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front.]

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1923–31 - 5 volumes in 6, octavo (223 x 150 mm). Finely bound by Maltby's of Oxford in mid-20th-century red half morocco, twin blue-green morocco labels, raised bands with dotted rule gilt, compartments panelled in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Volume I with different endpapers to other volumes. The occasional spot to contents. A handsomely bound set in excellent condition. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). In aim and method, it foreshadows his Second World War: together they form the single most important and authoritative grand narrative of the conflicts of the twentieth century. Woods A31(a). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Im Café. Lithographie.

       1923. Signiert \"Rudolf Schlichter\". Druck auf Bütten. 40,4 x 30,8 cm (blattgroß). Söhn HDO 72716-7. Eines von 25 Exemplaren. Blatt 7 der Vorzugsausgabe von: Die Schaffenden, IV. Jahrgang, 4. Mappe, 1923. Erschienen im Euphorion Verlag, Berlin. - Der deutsche Künstler Rudolf Schlichter gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Schlichter studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart und an der Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe, u. a. bei Wilhelm Trübner und Hans Thoma. Schlichter unternahm mehrfach Studienreisen nach Italien und Frankreich und bekam durch seinen Malerkollegen Julius Kasper Kontakt zur Unterwelt. In Karlsruhe gehörte er zu den Mitbegründern der Gruppe Rih, übersiedelte dann nach Berlin, wo er sich der Novembergruppe, der Berliner Secession, den Berliner Dadaisten und der KPD anschloss. In den frühen 20er Jahren erschienen viele Buchillustrationen Schlichters. Sein Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis reichte von Bertolt Brecht, Sternberg, Alfred Döblin und Grosz bis hin zu Carl Zuckmayer, den er schon in Karlsruhe kennengelernt hatte. 1925 waren Werke Schlichters in der Ausstellung Neue Sachlichkeit in Mannheim zu sehen. Zwei Jahre später lernte er seine spätere Frau Elfriede Elisabeth Koehler, kennen und begann sich von der Politik abzukehren und dem Katholizismus zuzuwenden. Zu seinen Bekannten zählten nun Ernst von Salomon und die Brüder Ernst Jünger und Friedrich Georg Jünger. Unter den Nationalsozialisten wurden viele seiner Werke aus Museen entfernt und Schlichter wurde mit einem Arbeitsverbot belegt. Im Jahr 1939 zog Schlichter nach München, wo er unter anderem Kontakt zu Hans Scholl hatte, und sich der katholischen Zeitschrift Hochland anschloss. 1942 wurde Schlichter ausgebombt und verlor dabei einen Teil seiner Werke. Nach dem Krieg nahm er an der Ersten Deutschen Kunstausstellung in Dresden teil und gründete in München die Neue Gruppe. Gelegentlich arbeitete er für die satirische Zeitschrift Der Simpl. Sein Schaffen wandte sich jetzt dem Surrealismus zu. Rudolf Schlichter trat 1950 dem wiedergegründeten Deutschen Künstlerbund bei. - Das Blatt ist insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. An der oberen Blattkante ist ein sehr schmaler Streifen wenig gebräunt. Der Unterrand ist teilweise minimal wellig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Expressionismus, Originalgraphik, Die Schaffenden, Originalgrafik, Berlin

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        The Fleuron Complete Set of the Deluxe Editions

      London and Cambridge: Curwen Press and Cambridge University Press, 1923-1930. Hardcover. Very Good +. A complete run of arguably the greatest English typographical and fine press journal, all deluxe edition copies, all on Batchelor Kelmscott handmade paper. The paper in these deluxe editions is wonderful, all volumes here completely free of foxing. This is a very fresh set in cloth bindings that have some wear (see description). Volumes 1-4 were edited by Oliver Simon, volumes 5-7 by Stanley Morison. This set has been carefully collated: absolutely every extra and insert is present, including the signed works by Eric Gill and David Jones (both true fine). Volume 1: deluxe edition printed on Kelmscott handmade paper, with all the extras, original series prospectus laid in (worn), errata slip, no dustjacket as issued. Black buckram cloth binding is VG-: worn with splits in the upper gutters, small chips, spine a little wobbly but solidly attached, still pleasant to use, titles clear. Contents are excellent: TEG, others untrimmed. First five leaves have a single tiny dot of glue or something organic in the margin, only notable because the contents of this (and all the volumes) are completely without foxing, very fresh. Volume Two: small chip to top of spine, a little wear to the bottom edge of spine, otherwise solidly VG, nice tight binding, full black cloth. TEG, other untrimmed, no dustjacket as issued. Contents completely fresh and clean: very small PO bookplate on inside blank, no foxing, just beautiful paper. All extras and paper samples present. A single sample of Rizzi paper is loose from its mount but still fine. Volume 3 binding tight, nice solid VG+ (little wear to the bottom yapped edge of spine), small PO book plate and the remnants of another (which could probably be completely removed), no dustjacket as issued. Contents fresh, again no foxing. There is a lovely gravure photograph of Updike and print samples that include a Paul Nash extra from Genesis. Volume 4: binding tight, couple of minor scuffs, solid VG+, small PO bookplate, no dustjacket as issued. Contents lovely, all extras present. Volume 5: Binding strong VG+, contents near fine, all extras present, including the 12 page insert Eulogy of Pierre Simon Fournier le Jeune. DJ is a solid VG. This is the first volume edited by Morison, with patterned endpapers and substantially more extras than in the first four volumes. There are no bookplates or signs of previous ownership. Printed on Batchelor Kelmscott handmade paper, which is still white and gorgeous. Volume 6: The Fleuron started to escalate with volume 5 and became really over-the-top with Volume 6. Here the extras include a sample from David Jones' rare Aesops Fables, signed by Jones. Again, the edition is on handmade paper, no foxing at all, contents uniformly fresh. Binding is a strong VG: bottom front corner bump resulting in cloth splitting on the bottom edge, does not affect contents, spine looks sharp, binding tight, no DJ (as I recall, the DJ merely repeats the cloth pattern). Patterned endpapers, no bookplates. All extras (and there are many) present. Volume 7 (1930): The Fleuron's largest and most extravagant number: binding strong VG: spine faded to a neat brown, spine titles still nice and sharp, small bookplate on plain front pastedown, lacking the plain brown DJ. The extras include Eric Gill's Passion of Perpetua and Felicity insert (32 pages, wood engravings, signed by Gill). This deluxe edition is again on handmade paper and is signed by Stanley Morison. This volume includes the first printing of Morison's classic essay, "First Principles of Typography," an essay by Jan Van Krimpen on typography in Holland, and specimen pages from Officina Bodoni. The combination of scholarship and skill on display in these volumes is second to none. As a set, this is one of the great fine press achievements of the twentieth century. Note that all volumes are preserved in custom slipcases that are hard cardboard with flueron designs on the top boards. These are amateur slipcases but they've done a fine job of protecting the deckled edges from soiling. Also included is a VG copy of the later Flueron anthologiy in DJ, also housed in a matching slipcase.

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        The Faerie Queene Disposed into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues [WITH] Spenser's Minor Poems

      The Ashendene Press (1923 / 1925), [Chelsea] - Limited editions, with the Faerie Queene being one of 180 printed on paper (there were also 12 printed on vellum) and the Minor Poems being one of 200 printed on paper (with an additional 15 being printed on vellum). The two volumes were designed to be companion volumes as St. John Hornby noted in his bibliography; they were printed and bound in a similar manner, and this set comes with a custom slipcase to house both volumes. Many have noted the plea he made opposite the colophon page in the Faerie Queene to future binders not to crop the edges; he had designed a "book beautiful" and wished it not to be desecrated. The volumes are indeed lovely, printed in double columns with a liberal use of red and blue ink, with large intials designed by Graily Hewitt in red and blue; in the Minor Poems there is a larger use of blue than in any of the other books. ***DESCRIPTION: The two volumes bound uniformly, with the binding stamp of "WHS" on the turn-in of the back board in the Faerie Queene, quarter bound in brown cowhide with gilt lettering on the spines, ivory vellum sides over thick boards, red and blue ink used throughout as referenced above, text pages in double columns, type Subiaco on Batchelor paper bearing the Knight in Armour water-mark; elephant folio size (almost 17" tall), pagination: Faerie Queene, (i-viii), 1-406, colophon (407); Minor Poems (i-iv), (1)-216 with colophon on final page. Both volumes are housed in a custom slipcase with a brown leather spine and white paper sides, with a black leather spine label with gilt lettering; there is an inner slipcase covered in brown cloth, divided, with each compartment having a folder of brown cloth on the outside, lined with velvet inside, into which the two volumes fit and are protected. ***CONDITION: Both volumes near fine, the brown leather spines remain deep in colour, the vellum boards are of a natural dark shade; internally both volumes have strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright, and they are entirely free of prior owner markings; there is one shallow scratch mark to the back board of Faerie Queene and both volumes have light foxing to the preliminary and final blank leaves as well as to the text block edges, both have some offsetting to the free endpapers from the leather spines, and the front free endpapers of both volumes have some darkening near the top and bottom edges. The custom slipcase is near fine with some faint soiling to one side, the inner box and two folders are fine. ***CITATION: Hornby 32 and 35. ***POSTAGE: Please note that this set is extremely large and heavy, and depending on destination some additional postage may apply; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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