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        Phantasien im Bremer Ratskeller. Ein Herbstgeschenk für Freunde des Weines. Mit Lithographien von Karl Dannemann. Nr. VI der Vorzugsausgabe in L (50) Exemplaren von der Buchbinderei H. Holzhey & Sohn in Leipzig mit der Hand in Saffian gebunden. Der Vorzugsausgabe wurde eine Mappe mit den Sonderdrucken der Lithos auf Japan und einer farbigen Handzeichnung beigegeben. (Sowohl das Buch im Impressum als auch jede einzelne Lithographie (29) und die farbige (Feder-) Zeichnung vom Künstler mit Bleistift handsigniert)

      München, Alf Häger 1923. 106 S., 30 Original-Lithographien; Mappe mit 29 s/w Lithos und einer aquarellierten Federzeichnung 8° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Saffian-Leder, Weinreben - Deckelbordüre, geprägte Deckelvignette (Bremer Stadtwappen), Innenkantenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt Eins von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, insgesamt 400 Exemplare, - Der Pappschuber ist an den Kanten und Ecken leicht berieben; der Buch-Einband ist minimal angestaubt / fleckig; innen wenige winzige Unsauberheiten im Hadern-Papier; die Mappe ist etwas unfrisch - Außengelenke angeplatzt / geklebt und etwas fleckig; die darin befindlichen Lithographien und die Zeichnung (alle hinter Passpartout) sind sehr sauber; insgesamt ist dieses schöne Exemplar gut bis sehr gut (Buch und Lithographien) erhalten..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Kerstin Daras]
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        Manuscrit autographe complet pour les choeurs et les deux pianos des partit EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.: S.n., 1923. Fine. S.n., s.l. 1923-1927, 27,5x35,5cm, broché. - Complete autograph signed and dated this piece for choir and piano with additions, deletions and corrections autographs Jacques Benoist-Méchin ranges and lyrics of this work adapted from the early poems of Jules Supervielle. We enclose the contract transferring the rights of this work to the music publisher B. Roudanez where figure by mistake the name of Jules Romains instead of that of Jules Supervielle. The set is presented under shirt cardboard and blankets calligraphed by the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe complet daté et signé de cette pièce pour choeurs et pianos comportant des ajouts, ratures et corrections autographes de Jacques Benoist-Méchin des portées et des paroles de cette oeuvre adaptée des poèmes de jeunesse de Jules Supervielle. Nous joignons le contrat de cession des droits de cette oeuvre à l'éditeur de musique B. Roudanez où figure par erreur le nom de Jules Romains en lieu et place de celui de Jules Supervielle. L'ensemble étant présenté sous chemise cartonnée et couvertures calligraphiées par l'auteur.

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        The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

      London, England: Benn Brothers, Limited, 1923. The author's preface is dated January 1923. This is copy no. 142 of a first numberred impression of 1500 copies printed on rag paper and bound in art canvas. Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Brendon and Son, The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. 11 x 8.5 inches. Putty-colored buckram binding with small, crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. Very lightly bumped spine head and tail, and with gently bumped corners. Hinges slightly tender although the text block is firmly bound in. With xvi and 240 numbered pages of text, interspersed with B&W figures, and with 128 illustrations appearing on 59 full-page plates, of which 11 of the illustrations are in color. The plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The tissue guards with explanatory notes. The plates on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. Note the following printer's error: Plate 53 is misnumbered as Plate 52, and Plate 55 is misnumbered as Plate 56. There are NO missing plates. The pastedowns are very clean. There is a semi-split just after the limitations page near the front of the book and there is a semi-split along the rear hinge. The splits appear to be cosmetic issues inasmuch as the cloth lining appears to be intact. Very small, ink library stamp from the Avery Brundage Collection to the bottom of the title page. Same stamp also to the top, fore and bottom edges and NOT on the pages themselves. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. All in all a desirable copy of an authoritative work, the purpose of which is to explain and illustrate as many varieties of Ming ceramic wares as possible. This book may be regarded as a sequel to the author's book, Early Ceramic Wares of China.. First British Edition. Buckram. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Photo Albums - Seven (7) Travellogue Albums of Post-War France Over 8 Years - Includes Photos, Sketch Drawings, Postcards, Magazine Clippings and Typescripts

      France, 1923. France, 1923-1931. Profusely illustrated travellogue of an Englishman's extensive annual travels to France during the exhilarating post-war decade of cultural revival. 8vo. 7 unique volumes titled to front, fair journals containing a total of 363 pages in typescript, 97 original photographs, 628 postcards, 70 magazine clippings, and 28 manuscript drawings. Also with 1 signed etching by Emile André Leroy. Five volumes bound oblong album style, half calf over green cloth and tilted in gilt to front; one volume bound oblong album style with brown cloth boards and manuscript label; the first is an 8vo journal in blue cloth boards. Very good condition, an uncommonly prodigious and beautifully detailed memoir, both informative and entertaining, four volumes conclude with the writer's original signature. The author is identified as G. Fuller England, is an eloquent writer and skilled pencil artist. Evidently of the middle or upper class, he travelled by boat, rail, chauffeured motorcar, and also by air, the latter of which was a costly choice during the Golden Age of flight, and only afforded by the wealthy. His travel companion and co-author, contributing the historical sketches, is his cousin E. Newton Fuller [possibly the solicitor Edward Newton Fuller associated with Edward Turner Payne in the firm Payne & Fuller, and later with Robert Hugh Whittington in Bath until 1923]. Abundant in detail and superbly written, the travellers visit and describe innumerable monuments and remnants of ancient eras, while observing and reflecting upon the people and customs in all regions of the country. Cultural revival, especially in upper and middle classes, was the resounding theme of the 1920s in France. A nation redefining itself, with the notion of dissolving pre-war values, the decade coined "Les Années Folles" was a time of extravagance, debauchery, unbridled exuberance, and the quest for personal freedom. The economic crisis of 1929, however, had a social and political impact that put an end to this period of lack of concern and joie-de-vivre. All along, tradition remained to be seen and French hospitality was splendid, as described herein. In contrast, Old World France is illustrated with descriptions and views of Romanesque churches, allegorical embellishments, elaborate Renaissance architecture, ancient fortresses and feudal castles, picturesque villages with cobblestone lanes, farm lands with traditionally hospitable inns, colonial hotels, historic abbeys, monumental bridges, and the like. The traveller possessed a keen interest in architecture and antiquity. Too voluminous to describe in full, the following is a general summary of the volumes, with occasional samples of content: Holiday Jottings in Northern France [August 1923] 82 pages, plus 11 pencil sketches for illustration. The writer's first voyage begins with an entertaining account of the ship hitting rocks near Jersey and all passengers being disembarked, eventually continuing the voyage and anchoring near the old fort and lighthouse of Cap Fréhel in northern Brittany. The first night was spent in the walled port city Saint-Malo. Lovely sketches feature nautical scenes, ancient castles, and French fashion. Diary of a Trip to Auvergne & Central France [July - August] 1925 52 pages, 90 photographic postcards, 16 magazine clippings, and 2 pencil sketches. The final page makes note that a fellow passenger on the voyage home was Monsieur Aristide Briand, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, who was on his way to London for peace talks with British statesman Mr. Austen Chamberlain, the latter of whom would be granted the Nobel Peace prize for the results of said conference. [Together with Briand of France, Chamberlain and Stresemann met at the town of Locarno in October 1925 and signed a mutual agreement (together with representatives from Belgium and Italy) to settle all differences between the nations by arbitration, and never resort to war. For his services, Chamberlain only awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and also made a Knight of the Order of the Garter.] Wanderings in France [July - August] 1927 42 pages typed, plus a two page manuscript index, 39 original photographs (one measuring 28 x 22cm), 144 photographic postcards, 3 artistic colour postcard views, 15 magazine clippings, and 6 pencil sketches. The travellers seize opportunities to visit lesser known towns. Also of interest, a postcard scene illustrates the forced closure of the Grande Chartreuse monastery and expulsion of priests in 1903, the writer noticing that the regiment escorting the clergy were equipped with skis, which by the 1920s had become customary in numerous alpine regiments. An original photograph is taken of the 'fontaine des éléphants', historically named the 'colonne de Boigne' erected in 1838 by sculptor Victor Sappey to commemorate Count Benoît de Boigne in India, who earned fortune and fame in India with the Marathas. An excerpt from the text, written at Nimes while looking into one of the courts of the Palais de Justice: "where a flashily dressed lady had just been convicted of beating a girl of 16, for which she was given 6 months imprisonment" Riverside Rambles in Central France [Summer] 1928 60 pages typed, with a manuscript index placed within, illustrated with 29 original photographs 100 photographic postcards, 14 magazine clippings, 6 pencil sketches, and 1 beautiful ink drawing frontis of a river scene in Paris. Another well balanced volume of past and present, the writer describes the famous Cahors bridge which he presents in two fine sketches and describes over two pages and the 'Trésor of Clery' which was pillaged in 1926 when a gold monstrance of great value was taken. At the village of Argentat the travellers settle in lovely inn and recount a charming story of the experience. Some excerpts from other experiences: [Château de Sully-sur-Loire]"... to Sully, a delightfully quaint old town whose chief feature is the splendid chateau surrounded by a wide and deep moat... a typically feudal castle with high pitched roof... Joan of Arc came here with Charles VII, and was detained as a sort of hostage by de Tremouaille, Charles' favourite, who distrusted her, but she escaped, and carried out her self-imposed task of relieving Orleans in conjunction with Dunois... Unfortunately visitors are not allowed entry, but it is possible to get a very good idea from outside... I was sketching..." "It was at Souillace that we saw wine served in wooden 'pitchets' - jugs made of oak like a miniature barrel beautifully bound with copper and having a split cane let in to the metal as a handle..." "Beaulieu is off the beaten track and is seldom visited, but there are few more imposing buildings of its size in France, than the grand old Benedictine Abbey... one of the ancient fortified churches of the XII century..." A Burgundian Holiday [July - August] 1929 40 pages typed, illustrated with 3 original photographs 109 photographic postcards, 2 magazine clippings, 2 pencil sketches. A substantial part of this volume is devoted to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy and environs. He also visits Lyon, Nevers, Autun, Blois, and a lesser visited castle en route to Romorantin, the Chateau de Moulins. Excerpt from the text: "... the world famous Hotel Dieu. One of the first few hospitals in France dating from the XV century (1443)... we had further opportunity of seeing the actual technical working of the institution from a professional point of view..." Wayside Sketches of Old World France with Pen & Pencil [1930] 60 pages typed, plus 1 page manuscript index, illustrated with 26 large original photographs (most measuring approximately 24 x 18cm), 60 photographic postcards, 13 magazine clippings, 1 pencil sketch printed in lithograph. A manuscript letter is tipped in, written in French from abbot Belin of the Abbey of Saint-Pierre Mozac, and dealing with a book on the archaeology of France. From Paris, the traveller sets out to examine medieval architecture, the Château de Fontainebleau, the Château de Bourbon-l?'Archambault in Auvergne, the Château de Tournoël, the Château Saint-Étienne in Aurillac, the picturesque medieval village of Estaing, the fortified town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, and ancient cathedrals, each garnering his undivided attention for a time. A Holiday in Normandy & Anjou [Summer] 1931 27 pages, plus 1 page manuscript index, illustrated with 122 postcards, 10 magazine clippings, and a scarce collectible etching. Lacking first page of text, otherwise very good. This volume features an original etching of the fortified gate of the Cordeliers in Falaise, by French sculptor and artist Emile André Leroy (1899-1953), signed by the artist in pencil and measuring approximately 12 x 16 cm. Several monasteries and cathedrals are visited on this final sojourn which concludes where it started, in Paris. The writer's final statement embodies the purpose and fulfillment of the multiple journeys, to "... recall the glamour of the past, and all the charm and grace of that enchanted land." . Very Good.

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        Lost Wagons

      E.P. Dutton & Companu, New York 1923 - First edition. [viii], 256 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. From the Library of John Edward Borein. Ffep inscribed: "To my friend Ed Borein, / the greatest storyteller in California. / Dane Coolidge / Berkeley, Cal. / April 27, 1923."John Edward Borein (1872-1945), son of a California deputy sheriff, was sketching Western subjects at the age of five. Encouraged by his family to become an artist, he matriculated at a San Francisco art school, but left after a month to work as a cowboy. In this pursuit he became highly proficient, although, encouraged by his awed fellow cowhands, he continued to draw and sketch in his spare time and, in 1896, began to see his work in print. He eventually developed an enviable competence as a watercolorist, but gave up painting in oils when he compared his work--unfavorably--with that of his friend Charles M. Russell.In 1906 Borein moved to New York to work as an illustrator, and studied etching--which would become a speciality--at the Art Students' League. It was this which set him apart from his peers in Western art, and nearly 400 of his etchings are recorded. Seeped in the history and allurements of the West, he returned to California permanently in 1919, and it is to his native state that much of his work relates. By the 1930s his watercolors, produced with sparkling, vivid colors and conveying a flavor of authenticity without pretension, were enormously popular; they number over 1,000 examples. He is known as an artist "who got the details right" and his readily identifiable personal style sets him apart from others who depict the landscapes, the inhabitants, the history, and the sun-drenched aridity of the American West. Red buckram. Spine faded, slight spotting to fore-edge. Very good. Bookplate of Edward Borein, reproducting one of his drawings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Day Dreams ( Poems ) DayDreams In RARE Purple & White DustJacket of with 3 Headshots of Rudolph Valentino from The Sheik, Blood & Sand & Monsieur Beaucaire, Poetry and philosophical musings from Valentino,

      Hurst & Blackett, LONDON, Ltd. Publ. Paternoster House, E. C. ., 1923 HBDJ, 1923. 1st British Edition, VG/GOOD+, Blue Decorated Cloth Hard Cover Boards light Rub, Wear, & Tiny Corner Ding, Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+ with Lite Soil wear & small chips Tears Edges. . Book is very clean, bright, tight and square. Tiny amount of wear at bottom of spine and bottom corners. Lovely copy. Dust wrapper is not clipped, is faded on the spine. Also has a small piece missing across top of spine (about 1/8" deep) and a rectangular piece about 1"x1/4" missing from top of rear panel. Closed tear about 2" long at bottom of rear panel. Enclosed in protective clear film Mylar . This original dust wrapper is very scarce. Unusual to find such a lovely copy in the original jacket. 5.6 X 3.5 inches Light Wear, Interior Nice Tight with Light FOXing , Wear, Back DJ small Tear Chips, DJ Spine FADE & ends tiny Chipping, , 143 pgs , NO Ads in Back, , then at the height of his career and just three years before his death. includes A Baby?s Skin, The Chalice, Solicitude, The Love Child, Nature, Wealth, Dust to Dust, Philosophy of Pessimist, Gems of Thought, Kaleidoscope of Love, ETC The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. While some are prosaic and trite, some show a depth of experience and understanding of life one doesn't expect from a 'film star'. It would be fascinating to know who all the initials are to whom his best poems are dedicated. The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. . Here's a real Hollywood novelty from the silent era. During Valentino's Very Artistic period when he was married to Natacha Rambova, this very singular 143-page volume was published in its first and only edition. Valentino actually claimed that these gems of verse had been set down by automatic writing and were in fact the work of his Indian spirit guide Black Feather.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Hanne Nüte un de lütte Pudel.

      - 'ne Vagel und Minschen-Geschicht. Hellerau, Avalun-Verlag (1923). Mit 58 (recte: 59) Originalholzschnitten von Karl Rössing, davon 15 ganzseitig und vom Künstler eigenhändig signiert. 4 Bl., 285(3) S., 4 Bl. Handgebundener Orig.-Schweinslederband mit mit Rückentitel und Deckelvignette in Blindprägung, blindgeprägter Steh- und Inennkantenverzierung sowie Kopfgoldschnitt (P. A. Demeter, Hellerau). Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - 28. Avalun-Druck. - Eins von 100 Exemplaren der Ausgabe B (Gesamtauflage: 480 Expl.). - Beri J. Hegner, Hellerau, in der Cicero Caslon-Gotisch auf schwerem Velin gedruckt. - Druckvermerk und die ganzseitigen Holzstichevom Künstler signiert. - Rodenberg 336.28. - Eichhorn 1.27. - Rücken leicht aufgehellt und minimal berieben. - Gutes,sauberes und zweiseitig unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        The Naturalist in Manchuria, Volumes II & III [2 volumes in 1]

      Published by Tientsin Press, Tientsin 1923 - , 2 volumes in 1, xxvii, 191; & xx, 358 pages, complete with 17 plates and map at the rear, this being 2 vols of 5, comprising the mammals and birds on Manchuria First Edition , binding heavily dampstained, spine crumpled, hinges cracked but holding together, some plates loose, areas of insect damage to margns of some pages but not affecting text, light water stains to a few pages and plates, book in fair condition , green cloth with black illustrations and titles 27 x 19 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        The Art of the Chinese Potter from the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1923, Decorative Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, First American EditionSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, This edition was limited to 1,500 numbered copies, of which 500 were reserved for the USA. This is copy No. 514. T.E.G. With xx and 20 numbered pages of text. Followed by 152 plates, many of which are full page, most in color and the remainder in B&W. Almost all the plates with tissue guards, and the plates and guards are in near fine condition. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Half-parchment, including the spine and the corners. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The boards with a gorgeous Japan-paper in a striated design of orange and forest green. The boards are very thick. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards, and with minor rubbing here and there along the fore edge and the top edge. The off-white parchment generally in fine condition. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. There is a red, so-called "chop" mark to the title page from a previous owner, to a handsome effect, with #2/1 under it in a neat blue ink hand. On the rear pastedown in the lower corner appears a very small and discreet paste-on stamp from a San Francisco bookseller. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition, Limited Edition

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        The Prophet

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1923 - 8vo, 107 pp., complete with 12 illustrations after the author's own drawings; black cloth stamped in gilt, black topstain, lacking the dust jacket (as often). A Near Fine copy of the book, spine faded and gilt dulled, otherwise in excellent condition. Clean, unmarked and unread, with several of the leaves unopened on either the lower or the foredge. Gibran is the national poet of Lebanon, the country of his birth, but his reputation is global. Gibran's series of 26 inspirational essays in English prose, each dealing with a separate theme, has never been out of print, has been translated into over 40 languages and has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Based to a large extent on the success of this work, Gibran is credited as the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu. With an initial print run of just 1159 copies, first editions are scarce on the market, particularly in top condition. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Merchant of Venice, Printed from the Folio of 1623

      4to. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1923. 4to, 97 pp. Full vellum binding, decorated in gilt and blind. Top edge gilt. Light foxing to endpapers, Duschnes?s sticker in corner of back pastedown. A very good copy. Number 14 of an edition of 100. Introductions by Harley Granville-Barker, the English actor-manager. Illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky with full-colour plates and in-line decorations. Signed by Granville-Barker, Lowinsky and Albert Rutherston (the art editor) on the back of the title page.

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        Photo Album - British Special Services Squadron on a World Cruise Visiting Ports of Call Around the World

      World, 1923. Cruise Around the World, November 1923 - September 1924. The official photograph album produced for and made available for the crew who participated in "The Empire Cruise," a ten month World Cruise made by the British Special Services Squadron. Contains 348 gelatin silver print photographs with typescript captions, mounted with onto cardstock leaves. Also with a full page colour map of the voyage. Oblong 8vo. album made by Empire Photographic Publishing Co. of London, measuring approximately 31 x 25 x 3 cm, navy blue suede boards, titled in gilt to front, also with a clever gilt vignette of a crown formed of ships' sails. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4,5 x 7,5 cm, and the largest being the frontis portrait of King George V measuring approximately 5 x 18 cm. Scant few images mildly age-toned, otherwise very good, original condition. In 1923-1924, HMS Hood and the Special Service Squadron sailed around the world on The Empire Cruise, visiting many ports of call in the countries which had fought together during the First World War. Departing from Devonport on 27 November 1923, the squadron's first stop was Sierra Leone. Other ports of interest include Durban and Zanzibar in Africa, Singapore, seven ports in Australia and Hobart in Tasmania, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii, nine port on the coasts of South America from Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso and Callao, the Falkland Islands, San Francisco, Halifax, and many more in between. The fleet would separate at various points of the cruise with the battleships passing through the Panama Canal, while some of the battlecruisers ventured around Cape Horn. The album begins with a large portrait of King George V, followed by photographs of the vessels and their commanders, and a map of the sea routes taken by HMS Hood, HMS Repulse, HMS Dehli, HMS Danae, HMS Dragon, HMS Dauntless, and also HMAS Adelaide which joined the other vessels at Sydney. A privilege to any one who participated, they were received with exuberant, unique and festive style in various countries. Capturing indigenous tradition, important colonial buildings, monuments, interactions of the crew onshore and visitors onboard the ships, some highlights and unusual images include a horse-drawn carriage used for Royal Mail delivery in rural Australia, Maori dancers and a fire making display, Fijian men in warrior costume, a Samoan chief, two of the vessels at Honolulu's port, Butchart Gardens and the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the Pacific side of Canada, a dragon boat, San Francisco harbour and the Golden Gate, traversing the Panama Canal which had only opened ten years prior in 1914, a tour of Jamaica, views of Quebec, Newfoundland, and Halifax, and finally, HMS Hood firing a 15 inch gun at sea. V.C. Scott O'Connor, a journalist who was onboard HMS Hood for the global affair, wrote an account of the voyage and of his experiences in "The Empire Cruise," published in 1925.. Very Good.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1923 - Octavo. Pastel-striped paper over blue cloth with paper spine label; 140 pp.; dust jacket. First edition, second state binding limited to 215 copies. This was the smallest print run of the 1500 first edition copies spread across three binding states. With the exceedingly scarce, unsophisticated dust jacket. A Near Fine copy with scant rubbing to board edges and one small stain to top of spine label; page edges a trifle browning along the top and small bookseller's ticket to rear endpaper, else Fine internally. The unclipped ($2.00) dust jacket is Very Good with some surface soiling and a small chunk missing to crown (not affecting title); 1" hairline crack along joint fold. We find zero copies of either the first or state binding with the dust jacket currently in the trade (June, 2015). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dlya Golossa

      1923. LISSITZKY, El. Dlya Golosa. [For Reading Out Loud]. By Vladimir Mayakovsky. 61, [3] pp. Illustrated throughout by Lizzitzky. 8vo., 187 x 132 mm, bound in original publisher's thick orange wrappers designed by Lissitzky, housed in a new cloth box. Berlin: Gosizdat, 1923. |~||~||~||~| One of the cornerstones of any collection of Russian Futurist books. Dlya Golosa is widely considered to be Lissitzky's masterpiece of modern typography. Lissitzky designed title-pages for each of Mayakovsky's poems, which are some of his most frequently quoted poetic works, including "Left March," "Ramble," "The Third International," "The Art Army," "Love," and "The Story of Red Riding Hood." Lissitzky described the inspiration that prompted the innovative design of Dlya Golosa in his essay "Typographical Facts": "To make it easier for the reader to find any particular poem, I use an alphabetical (i.e. thumb-indexed) index. The book is created with the resources of the compositor's type case alone. The possibilities of two-colour printing (overlap, cross hatching and so on) have been exploited to the full. My pages stand in much the same relation to the poems as an accompanying piano to a violin. Just as the poet in his poem unites concept and sound, I have tried to create an equivalent unity using the poem and typography" (cf. Lissitzky-Kuppers, #94-108). What resulted was an outstanding typographical success. Lightly dust-soiled with minor creasing to wrapper corners, tabs a bit dust-soiled, else in remarkably good condition. From Manet to Hockney 68. Nisbet, El Lissitzky 1890-1941, p. 26, plate 94 and p. 186. Leclanche-Boulé, plates 21 and 77.

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        The Adelphi Edition of the Works

      London: Martin Secker,, 1923. 7 volumes, octavo (173 x 120 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, decorative gilt spines, blue cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Front joint of Pride and Prejudice split but firm, joints rubbed, a few light abrasions to spines. A handsomely bound set, volume VII comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons

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        The Art of the Chinese Potter from the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1923, Decorative Boards, Book Condition: Very Good Minus, First American EditionSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, This edition was limited to 1,500 numbered copies, of which 500 were reserved for the USA. This is copy No. 838. T.E.G. With xx and 20 numbered pages of text. Followed by 152 plates, many of which are full page, most in color and the remainder in B&W. Most of the plates with tissue guards, and the plates and guards are in near fine condition. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Half-parchment, including the spine and the corners. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with noticeably bumped upper corners. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The boards with a gorgeous Japan-paper in a checkerboard design of soft purple and soft green. The boards are very thick. Some shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards, and with rubbing here and there along the fore edge and the top edge. The off-white parchment generally in very good condition though somewhat age-darkened. Note that the front gutter is cracked along the entirety. Nevertheless, the text block remains well bound in, owing to very strong inside hinges original to the book There is a 1/2 x 1/4 inch blemish on the half title page, as if a tape residue, fairly trivial. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. Somewhat rare and hard to find, Limited Edition

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        Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories

      George Routledge & Co. 1923 - 1923. Tenth impression. 200 pages. Undated, presumed 1923. Very scarce. Pictorial grey dust jacket with yellow lettering. Decorative red and black cloth hardback.Significant use marking, foxing and tanning present. Occasional dog-earing. Text remains clear and legible throughout on yellowed pages.Binding is firm. Lean to spine. Substantial edge wear and use marking present with significant sunning and foxing to spine.Significant wear to dust jacket with tears, chips, scuffing and creasing. Considerably use marked. Unclipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rover

      London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd,, 1923. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the first issue dust jacket. Bookplate. Partial browning to endpapers, spine letters oxidizing, dust jacket rubbed and lightly soiled with a small closed tear and chips to the corners and head and tail of the spine panel. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Includes inserted slip advertising other books by the author.

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        Grigia. Novelle.

      Müller & Co.,, Potsdam, 1923 - 8°. 2 Bll., 47 (1) SS., 2 Bll., 6 eigenhd. sign. Orig.-Illustr. von Alfred Zangerl auf Japanpapier. Orig.-Hlwd. Wilpert/G. 5. - Erste Ausgabe. - Sanssouci-Bücher, hrsg. von Franz Blei, Bd. 8. - Nr. 12/100 Expln. der Vorzugsausgabe mit auf Japanpapier gedruck. und vom Künstler eigenhändig signierten Illustrationen. - Einbd. im Rand leicht gebräunt. Kanten minimal berieben. Sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lutz-Peter Kreussel]
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        When Christmas Crossed the Peace

      Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1923. First Edition. Very Good/Fair DJ. 16mo = 6-7". Card covers with paper wrapper. Illustrated front dustwrapper panel is entirely separated from rest of wrapper, has a number of tiny edge tears, on 3/4 inch horizontal tear. Paper on spine is coming up at bottom, back panel has a small chip and tiny edge tears, wapper is lightly browned. Previous owner's name and the date 1926 written neatly in pen on front free endpaper. Pages very clean, a little browned, no marks, no tears, made with fine, thick-stock paper. Front hinge somewhat loose but binding is still very good, all pages fully intact. Can provide more photos.

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        The World Crisis

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1923?-31. 5 volumes in 6, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in blind. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of Volume I. Extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, endpapers of Volumes III and III lightly browned, edges tanned and with occasional spotting. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions; Volume V second state with the erroneous errata at p. 9. Volume V inscribed on the first blank: "Richard Hopkins from Winston S. Churchill, 6.3.29". Published on 7 March 1929, this is one of more than 100 pre-publication copies "sent out to Cabinet colleagues, friends and others who had helped him in the preparation of the volumes" (Cohen). Hopkins was a career civil servant who first encountered Churchill in 1913, when, as a young Treasury official, he worked with him on the negotiation of the Anglo-Persian Oil Agreement. Hopkins became key player in the successful post-War reorganization of the Inland Revenue, rising to chairman of the board in 1922: "As chairman Hopkins was renowned for his skills as a negotiator and for the goodwill he generated among junior and senior colleagues alike" (ODNB) In 1927 Churchill, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, impressed by Hopkins's "emollient and pragmatic" approach (Clarke "Churchill's Economic Ideas 1900-1930", in Blake and Louis Churchill, p. 91) appointed him as Controller of Finance and Supply Services at the Treasury; "for eighteen years [Hopkins was] the chief Treasury adviser on all matters concerning financial policy and the control of government expenditure. At a time when the scale of national finances and the economic role of government were transformed, he served six chancellors of the exchequer and confronted policy problems which ranged in time and scope from negotiations on reparations and war debts to the financial crisis of the early 1930s, rearmament, and finally a second war … [playing] a key rôle in the transition from an essentially laissez-faire to a modern managed economy in Britain … a rôle [which] proved particularly decisive during the Second World War … [beginning] with his efforts to bring Keynes into the Treasury as a wartime adviser, from which ensued many critical domestic and external economic policy decisions" (ODNB) A treasured colleague, Hopkins was close to being the embodiment of what Churchill referred to in his speech to the Commons on 22 January 1944 as the irresistible power of departmental advice "based on knowledge and on systematized and organized currents of opinion". Volume II with bookplate of the British politician and author Woodrow Wyatt (1918?-1997) to front pastedown.

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        Hofer, Karl. - "Schiffbruch".

      . Lithografie / Pinsellithografie, auf Maschinenbütten, 1923. Von Karl Hofer. 22,0 x 23,0 cm (Darstellung) / 27,5 x 26,5 cm (Blatt). Rathenau L 38. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Links betitelt. - Schmalrandiges Exemplar. Sehr guter Zustand. Karl Hofer (1878 Karlsruhe - 1955 Berlin). Auch Carl Hofer. Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Klassischen Moderne. 1896-1901 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe bei Leopold von Kalckreuth und Hans Thoma. Längere Aufenthalte in Italien, Frankreich und Indien. Der Symbolisus von Odilon Redon und Edward Munch übt starken Einfluss auf ihn aus, spätere Beeinflussung von El Greco und Cezanne. 1908-13 in Paris. 1914-17 Zivilgefangener in Frankreich. Seit 1918 wieder in Berlin. 1919-33 Professor an der Kunstakademie Berlin. 1934 Entlassung als Hochschullehrer sowie Arbeits- und Ausstellungsverbot durch die Nationalsozialisten. 1938 werden 313 seiner Werke aus deutschen Museen entfernt. 1943 Ausbombung und völlige Zerstörung seines Ateliers in Berlin. Nach dem Wiederaufbau der Hochschule für bildende Künste in Berlin wird Hofer 1949 ihr Direktor. 1955 werden kurz nach seinem Tod einige Werke auf der documenta 1 in Kassel gezeigt. Hofer zählt zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern des deutschen Expressionismus und expressiven Realismus..

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        Ecce Homo.

      Berlin, Malik, 1923.. 35 x 26 cm. ohne Pag. Mit 84 Lithographien und 16 Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen. Illustr. Orig.-Büttenkarton.. Erstausgabe der Ausgabe C. - Flieg. Vorsatz am Innenfalz etw. angeplatzt. Deckel etw. fleckig. Rücken handschriftl.: G. Grosz. Kapitale mit Läsuren. Die Tafeln sauber und gut erhalten. - First edition. Edition C.- Flying endpaper the inner fold is something bursts. Cover slightly stained. Back handwritten .: G. Grosz. Capitals with little damage. The plates clean and in good condition.

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        Divpadsmit. Sk?ti. Latviskojis Leons Paegle. [The Twelve. The Scythians. Translated by Leons Paegle.]

      Jaun? Kultura (1923), (Riga) - First Latvian edition. In original illustrated wrappers. 19, (1) p. The first Latvian edition of Blok's enigmatic poems related to the October Revolution "The Twelve", and "The Scythians". Cover designed by J?nis Liepi?? (1894-1964) the Latvian cubist painter and book designer. [Bibl.: Fraser, James H.: Publishing and Book Design in Latvia 1919-1940: A Re-discovery. Riga, Neputns. 2014. p. 198; image: R18.]. In original illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Original watercolour for The Ship That Sailed to Mars. "The Iron Hills"

      [Kimberley, South Africa, sometime before, 1923]. From The Ship That Sailed to Mars. Original watercolour on paper (visible image 245 × 206 mm; framed 410 × 370 mm). Together with original leaf of accompanying calligraphic text: the descriptive text to accompany this plate (text in black with initial letters and decorations in blue). Two items individually matted, glazed and framed. Born in Northumberland, Timlin emigrated to South Africa, where he studied art and practised as an architect. The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923) is his only published book, a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published 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. Timlin's book is divided in three parts: detailing the building and outfitting of the ship, the journey, and the arrival. "The Iron Hills" is the fourteenth plate of the third part, showing a dragon flying over dark mountain peaks.

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        Bread (First Edition)

      E. P. Dutton, New York 1923 - First Edition. Described on the jacket as "the novel of The Woman in Business," and dedicated "To the Working Women of America." Charles Norris was the brother of novelist Frank Norris, and the husband of author Kathleen Norris. A native of Chicago, Norris worked as a journalist for some years before finding success as a novelist and playwright whose prescient fiction dealt with such issues as modern education, hereditary and environmental influences, big business, ethics, and birth control. An issue novel about women entering the work force. The heroine juggles home life and a career, finally sacrificing her marriage in order to rise to executive status in a publishing company. Though not thought of today as one of the author's better known titles, it was actually a sensation upon publication, with at least five printings in its first year and 17 printings overall. The first printing was quite small.Some minute oxidation to the gilt on the front board, else Fine and apparently unread. Jacket is spectacular and unrestored, easily Near Fine. Hanna 2640. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Lists of Merchant Vessels of the United States. 1868 - 1969

      Washington,: GPO, various dates. Color and b/w plates, ills. Various paginations. A centuryÂ’s worth of Lists of Merchant Vessels, lacking only a few years, and with no extended gaps. All the texts and most of the bindings are in Good - VG condition, with the exception of the 1860s and 70s, which were bound in fragile leather which has split, leaving the boards present but detached. Many are removed from various customs houses, depositories and government and institutional libraries. Aside from title page stamps almost none of them are marred by excessive library markings. One volume, 1923, is lacking pp. 122-138, which were never bound in. The rest are complete. Missing volumes are: 1867 (the First Annual), 1869, 1870, 1873, 1875, 1876, 1880, 1883, 1886, 1891, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1947-49, 1960, 1965-67. The very rare 1917 volume is present in this run. Each volume provides physical specifications for every registered seagoing vessel and yacht, whether sailing or steam, along with number, signal letters, where and when built, home port, and name of owner. This is an unparalleled research tool for treasure hunters, historians and maritime researchers of all sorts. 81 volumes, postage at cost.

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        Sammlung von über 3000 Briefmarken (davon ca. 500 Dubletten) aus aller Welt zum Thema Luftfahrt aus den Jahren um 1923-2007. Lose in 4 Einsteckalben. 4°. OKunstldr.-Bde.,

      1923 - Umfangreiche und informative Sammlung zur Luft- und Raumfahrtgeschichte mit Flugpostmarken der Freien Stadt Danzig, Marken der Deutschen Flug- sowie der Deutschen Luftpost, der Luftfeldpost, des Deutschen Luftpostdienstes und der Deutschen Bundespost, ferner vorhanden Marken der DDR, aus Polen, der Tschechoslowakei, der Schweiz, aus Frankreich, Italien, Rumänien, Portugal, Spanien, Skandinavien, der Mongolei, aus Ungarn, Großbritannien, der US Airmail, aus Nicaragua, Paraguay, Kambodscha, Vietnam, Kanada, Argentinien, Kuba, Russland, Korea, Sao Tomé, der Elfenbeinküste etc.- Mit einigen Sondermarken, Luftpost-/Prioritaire-/Airmail-Klebemarken u.a.- Teils mit Poststempel.- Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        WHOSE BODY?

      London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. 1923. Advance and uncorrected proof copy of the first UK edition, first printing. Publisher?'s original grey-blue card covers with white label printed in red to the upper wrapper. A good copy, the wrappers chipped and torn with loss to the spine tips. A small triangular piece to the top right corner of upper wrapper is detached. The contents are complete and without inscriptions or stamps, the text block edges dusty and the corners a little rounded and nicked. Housed in a purpose-made cloth folding case with a printed title label to the spine. Rare in this proof state. The author?'s first book, introducing Lord Peter Wimsey. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Max Slevogt: Dreizehn Federlithographien zu dem Märchen Fitchers Vogel

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1923. First Edition. Stiff boards. Very Good/portfolio. Numbered and signed in pencil, all plates signed. Plates are near fine condition, boards, spine and interior of portfolio have minor wear, ribbon has been torn off, does not effect plates numbered and signed in pencil

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        Die Nachtwachen des Bonaventura.

      München, Der Bücherwinkel, 1923.. 4to. 150 S., 1 Bl. Mit 17 signierten Orig.-Radierungen von Bruno Goldschmitt. Pergamentband mit Rückenschild und -vergoldung, beide Deckel mit Sternenhimmel aus kleinen Goldpunktem mit stilisierter Zinnenmauer im unteren Rand, schwarze Japanpapiervorsätze und Kopfgoldschnitt (sign.: Nis Lorenzen, Flensburg, Werkstatt für Buchkunst).. 3. Druck des Bücherwinkels. - Eins von 275 num. Exemplaren, Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Mystic Voices, being experiences of the Rev. Philip Rivers Pater, Squire and Priest 1834-1913. (SIGNED COPY)

      Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1923. First Edition . Hardback no dust wrapper. Good . First Edition INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. "" to D Stephen Rawlinson / from the author / G Roger (Pater) Hudleston."" and with a long manuscript note on front pastedown explaining the relationship of the author to the recipient (they were both monks at Downside Abbey) and a brief history of the Abbey and the Hudleston family. Some bumping and edge wear, foxing to prelims. 251pp. Being experiences of the Rev. Philip Rivers Pater 1894-1913 . First published in 1923 and out of print until recently, this is a collection of stories chronicling the adventures of Father Philip Rivers Pater. Philip is a priest and squire who can hear voices from the subconscious, and sometimes, from the dead. This faculty can lead him down the road to mystical and supernatural adventure. ""The 1920's saw the publication of two intriguing and now very rare books, Mystic Voices (1923) of special interest as it concentrates on various supernatural experiences of Pater who is haunted (by) ghostly voices"" [Ashley ""Who's Who in Horror"" pg.144] " With a frontispiece. .

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        Skizzenblatt mit Schweinestudien 1923.

      . Bleistift, auf dünnem Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert "PH-FRANCK 1923". 31,3:24,2 cm. In den Ecken rechts oben und rechts unten Druckstellen.. Seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung erhielt Philipp Franck durch den Zeichenlehrer F. Hoff. 1877-1879 studierte er in Frankfurt am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei J.H. Hasselhorst (1825-1904) und E. von Steinle (1810-1886). Anschließend nahm er in Kronberg bis 1881 Privatunterricht bei A. Burger (1824-1905). Ein weiterer Mitbegründer der Kronberger Malerkolonie, J.F. Dielmann (1809-1885), mit dem er freundschaftlich verbunden war, riet ihm in Düsseldorf weiterzustudieren. 1881-1887 setzte er seine Studien an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie bei E. von Gebhardt (1838-1925) und E. Dücker (1841-1916) fort. 1888-1890 folgte ein Aufenthalt in Würzburg. Anschließend legte er an der Königlichen Zeichenschule in Berlin die Prüfung als Zeichenlehrer ab. 1891-1892 hatte er eine erste Lehrestelle in Halle/Saale. 1892 wurde er als Lehrer an die Staatliche Kunstschule Berlin berufen, 1898 folgte die Berufung zum Professor, 1915-1930 war er dort Direktor. Zwischen 1915 und 1939 unternahm er zahlreiche kleinere Reisen nach Kronberg. 1898 war Franck Mitbegründer der Berliner Sezession, deren Ausstellungen er regelmäßig beschickte. 1919 wurde er Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er eng mit M. Liebermann (1847-1935) zusammen und wird zum Kreis um L. Corinth (1858-1935) gezählt. Philipp Franck, der eine grundlegende Reform des Zeichenunterrichts in Preußen durchsetzte, verfaßte zwei grundlegende Handbücher für den Zeichen- und Kunstunterricht.

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        Die Sitzung"; acht Herren, drei stehend und fünf sitzend um einen Tisch.

      - Bleistift, schwarze Kreide, ein wenig farbige und weiße Kreide, 1923, auf aufgewalztem gelblichem China, links unten signiert „R. Großmann". 35:50,5 cm. - Beim Aufziehen des dünnen Chinapapiers auf einen dünnen Karton sind zahlreiche Falten entstanden. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß des Malers Robert Hoffmann (1868-1935). Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei den Dargestellten um Berliner Künstler, die Großmann bei einer Sitzung eines Künstlervereins darstellt. Vermutlich Vorzeichnung für eine Graphik, mit Werkstattspuren. Nach einem Studium an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie ging Großmann 1905-1914 nach Paris, wo er Schüler von L. Simon (1861-1945) war und freundschaftliche Kontakte zu L. Feininger (1881-1955) und H. Matisse (1869-1954) unterhielt. Anschließend verbrachte er einige Jahre in Berlin; zahlreiche Reisen erneut nach Paris, nach Schweden, in die Schweiz und nach Italien schlossen sich an. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin lehrte er an der Kunstakademie, wurde jedoch 1934 aus politischen Gründen entlassen. Großmann gilt neben Emil Orlik (1870-1932) als der bedeutendste deutsche Graphiker der 20er Jahre.

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        The Marine Chronometer, Its History and Development FIRST EDITION

      London: J.D. Potter - Admiralty Agents for Charts, 1923. Hardback. 160mm x 246mm tall (6.25" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 290, with a tissue-guarded b/w photo frontispiece; 39 other b/w photo plates and 85 figures on multiple-image plates. Some unfortunate watercolour staining to prelims, otherwise very good, in the original dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. The uncommon, and superior, First Edition. . First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. Lge 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        Bakst The Story of the Artist's Life [The Story of Leon Bakst's Life]

      London: The Bayard Press 1923. Numbered limited edition. This is copy no. 154 of an edition limited to 315 copies. 240 pp. Publisher's full vellum over boards. Decorative brown spine panels with brown lettering. Vellum lightly marked & darkened. Small tear to head of spine. With 68 plates, including 52 mostly tipped-in in colour. Plates tissue-guarded with the publisher's device of the 'Russian Art Company Alexander Kogan Publishing.' Many in-text illustrations, many tipped-in. With a portrait of Bakst by Modigliani. Occasional light foxing. A VG copy. . Very Good. Full Vellum. Limited Numbered Edition. 1923. Folio.

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        World War Through the Stereoscope. [First World War stereo views].

      Keystone View Company,, Meadville, PA: 1923 - A near-complete set of 300 stereo views, illustrating the war in all its facets including battlefields, soldiers and activities on the home front. This was the most comprehensive set on the war issued by Keystone, the largest and most prominent publisher of stereoscopic photographs in the United States, and by the 1920s, the only major publisher in the world, with offices in London, Paris, Sydney, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. In 1918, the were one of the few publishers permitted to photograph World War I battlefields and military operations. The geographic locations included Germany, Italy, Turkey (Gallipoli), the Balkans (Serbia) and the United States; however, military activities in Belgium and on the French front are most strongly represented, comprising over one-third of the collection. Within these locations, images detail troops, city & battlefield ruins, trenches, medical operations, troop provisioning, victory parades and peace talks. Most interesting is the portrayal of the aircraft used during the war, the first war that aircraft were used on a large scale. A series of views depict the aircraft including biplanes, zeppelins and observation balloons. A card entitled "Scouts, Old and New, French cavalry and Army Airplane" shows a group of men on horseback looking into the sky at a biplane. Another interesting card is an aerial photograph, "The Eyes of the Army- View of German Town from American Airplane". [The only missing card is an image of a biplane, card #154.] Other images of war machinery include warships, U-boats and machine guns. Other interesting images include African-American soldiers returning home (288); women at work on the front (264, 293, 294) and the use of dogs at the front. Generally, there is an emphasis on the war from the American point of view, but the horror of the French front is overwhelming, along with the fat, ineffectual generals. Starting in 1923, Keystone issued these sets in groups of 75, 100, 200 & 300 cards. The set was in print for 10 years, and this set is from the early issues, as later issues were numbered with a "W". Originally, they came in three double book-form volumes, with series and position number on reverse side, the title being "World War Through the Stereoscope (1st through 4th edition). They were also originally issued with a descriptive pamphlet & stereo viewer. This set has the remnants of the three boxes, the spines of two boxes and lacks the descriptive pamphlet. It retains the stereo viewer, which lacks the adjustable slide piece in which the cards are seated for viewing. The cards are slightly bowed (as issued). The silver gelatin print images are extremely bright and strong. Each card is numbered in the center upper margin, above the images, with descriptive text on the back, the image number and the series. A very immediate depiction of the war, conveying both the patriotic, technical advances and the immensely sad desolation that is war.

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        The Nature of Capital and Income

      Macmillan, 1923-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. 427 p. First edition, early printing. (First published in 1906, reprinted 17 years later.) Green cloth with gilt lettering. About Good condition. Some underlines and notes in margins in pen. Cloth worn away at head and back cover's top edge. Small stain on back board. Rare. One of Fisher's most important contributions to general theory, called "of first-class importance and originality" by Joseph Schumpeter.

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        Op. 21]. Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot Lunaire Für eine Sprechstimme Klavier, Flöte , Klarinette , Geige und Violoncell . Op. 21 Klavierauszug mit Text von Erwin Stein. [Dedication:] Der ersten Interpretin Frau Albertine Zehme in herzlicher Freundschaft. [Piano-vocal score]

      Universal=Edition [PN U.E. 7144], Wien. Leipzig 1923 - First Edition of the piano-vocal score, either first or second issue. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 38-40. Ringer p. 314. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 13-16. According to the website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, there were two issues published in Schoenberg's lifetime: May 30, 1923, and April 24, 1924. The issue of the present copy cannot be determined because the lower wrapper, with its dated publisher's catalogue, is lacking, and no further distinguishing criteria have been established.The two pages of text are taken from the full score (full size: U.E. 5334; study size: U.E. 5336) and bear corresponding plate numbers. Albertine Zehme (1857-1946), an actress born in Vienna and later active in Berlin, is now exclusively remembered as the person who commissioned and first performed Pierrot Lunaire. "Read the preface, looked at the poems. I am enthusiastic. A brilliant idea, entirely in my spirit. I would do it even without a fee." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna (Schoenberg in his diary). The poems are by the Belgian Albert Giraud (1860-1929) in the German translation by Erich Otto Hartleben (1864-1905). Folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (title), [i] ("Vorwort" [preface] by Schoenberg), [i] (contents), [ii] (the 21 poems; with plate numbers "U.E. 5334. 5336." to first page), 5-67, [i] (blank) pp. Printed note to foot of title: "Copyright 1923 by Universal=Edition" and to lower left corner of first page of music: "Copyright 1922 by Universal-Edition." Upper wrapper browned, detached, stained at inner margin and frayed with slight loss; lower lacking. Light dampstaining to lower inner corners of first and last leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Collection of Works Presented by Yeats to actress Margot Collis (Marguerite (Margot) Ruddock). Essays; Autobiographies; Plays; Collected Poems; Later Poems; Plays and Controversies.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1923-34 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original green and red cloth, titles to spine gilt, most copies with front board with blocked design, pages untrimmed. Light rubbing to ends of spine, corners gently bumped, 4 volumes with sunning to spine, a few volumes with soiling and markings to spine and boards, 5 volumes with inner hinges cracked, Collected Poems volume with bumping to top end of front edge, occasional spotting to pages. Overall a very good set. First editions (Essays, Autobiographies, Plays and Controversies) and three early reprints of Yeats' works, the copies of Essays, Autobiographies, Plays, and Collected Poems with presentation inscriptions from Yeats to Margot Collis, "To Margot from her Friend W.B Yeats 1934." Three volumes with the presentation presented on the front free endpaper and the other volume with the presentation on the half title page. Later Poems, though uninscribed, has Collis's pencil ownership inscription. Margot Collis (1907-51) was the stage name for Irish actress Marguerite Ruddock. Their relationship started in the year these books were presented. Their correspondence was published under the title Ah, Sweet Dancer. Collis was also a poet and Yeats is said to have helped edit her works; he included some of her work in the Oxford Book of Modern Verse which Yeats edited in 1936. Collis was married at the time of her relationship with Yeats to actor Raymond Lovell. She was madly in love with Yeats, though he was married to Georgie, and merely engaging in some later-life promiscuity to make up for his younger years spent hopelessly in love with Maud Gonne. The relationship unravelled and Collis became unstable, offering Yeats the inspiration for his poem "A Crazed Girl". Laid in is a 4 page autograph letter signed "Bob" (unidentified - on 26 Burton Court, London, stationary) advising Collis on the writing of a play and the portrayal of characters. The volume of Plays also contains two signed annotations by Yeats, one to the beginning of the play Deirdre ("I have crossed out a number of needless lines in the opening of the play. W.B.Y.") and another at the end of The Player Queen, "(I have altered the end, as last played in Dublin, Decima puts on a mask left behind by the players, makes them dance. They have ??? their animal forms, she stores their money - ??? remembers ??? - her ambiguous words are a farewell to all that she has loved. ??? banishment but with great rewards. W.B.Y.)" Wade 158. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Knopf,, New York: 1923 - A seminal volume of 20th century American poetry; Steven's first volume of verse published while he was employed as an insurance executive. It sold only 100 copies, and includes one of his favorite poems, "The Emperor of Ice-Cream", as well as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird". Striped multi colored decorative paper boards with blue cloth binding; one of only 215 copies in the second binding. 8vo, 140 pp. Title on paper label on spine. Front and back covers are toned at the outer edges. Spine darkened but title on label is not illegible. Slight rubbing and edge wear. There is slight foxing on free endpapers, otherwise very clean. Edelstein A I.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Max Liebermann. Sein graphisches Werk ("Das graphische Werk von Max Liebermann"). Numerierte Vorzugausgabe im Ganzpergamenteinband mit einer signierten Original-Radierung von Max Liebermann (signiert / signed)

      Berlin: Verlag Bruno Cassirer 1923 - Exemplar Nr. 67 von 100 der Vorzugsausgabe mit der signierten Originalradierung "Junge Frau im Pelz". Gebundener Ganzpergamenteinband (29,5 x 22 cm) mit gestaltetem Buchdeckel und Goldkopfschnitt, 180 Seiten. Einbandecken (wie oft bei der Bindung in Pergament) etwas verzogen. Buchrücken etwas berieben. Seiten sauber. Bindung und Buchblock einwandfrei.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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