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      (South Norwalk, CT):: Nash Engineering Co.,. (n. d.).. Oblong format: 8" x 11". Ca. 1923. 43 b/w photographic leaves (5 laid in).. Black flexible dark-brown calf Sieber System binder, yapp edges, gilt stamped to bottom edge of front cover.. Moderate wear to binding (rubbing to leather at edges, some. scuffing). Minor bowing to photos and covers (1 laid-in photograph. more significantly edge-worn and age-toned). Withal, a VG example.. This exceptional salesman sample photo album for the Nash Engineering Company in South Norwalk, CT, provides an excellent visual history of this pioneering producer of liquid ring vacuum pumps. Although their vital importance to the modern age remains mostly unrecognized, the liquid ring pump revolutionized water, heating, electric power, and sewage systems, pulp and papaer production, and proved absolutely vital in gas extraction, and many other general industrial applications in the 20th century. These unsung workhorses are essential to modern physical plant systems. Nash (1852-1923) invented the liquid ring vacuum pump, and was the holder of over 100 US patents for pumps, engines, water meters, and other equipment. He founded the Nash Engineering Company in 1905, and by 1914 filed the US patent for the liquid ring vacuum pump, which he had first employed in the reinforced concrete factory he built at Wilson Point Road, shown here in the photos. The photos also show the testing department, test plant, vacuum pumps in the storehouse, and the test room switch board. The photos lavishly illustrate many pumps with varying horsepower, and applications such as those to maintain condenser vacuum on large steam turbine generators, those used on paper machines to dewater paper pulp slurry and extract water from press felt fabrics, as well as those that could be applied to molded pulp products. Of particular interest are the many photos of pumps installed for physical plant systems in such buildings as the Sherman Hotel, Chicago IL; boiler room of the Ohio River Edison Company; Price Brothers COmpany, Ltd., Quebec, Canada; Chatsworth Apartments, 72nd & Riverside, NY; Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, NY, and many others. Of interest are the photos of the Nash display at the Industrial Exposition, Grand Central Palace, NY in 1914, as well as the award granted to the Nash Engineering Company by the War Department during World War I for their material assistance in obtaining the victory of the allies. No institutional holdings located on OCLC. Rare. . 48 original silver-gelatin photos (7.25" x 9.5") exhibiting the factory, assembly floor, testing area, wide range of liquid ring vacuum pumps, and the numerous industries, commercial buildings, and homes in which they were installed. Photographs all with typed identification information & captions on verso, a couple with stamps at lower fore-edge of image.

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        Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson. An illustrated and descriptive catalogue ? Volume Three

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. No. 60 of 525 copies. With descriptions and reproductions of 75 plates by Benson, plus an original etched frontispiece, signed by the artist in pencil. 1 vols. 4to. Original gray paper covered boards, beige linen spine with printed label. A few spots on last two leaves of text, else fine. A well-produced survey of the great etcher's work, dealing primarily with wildfowl.

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        The Romances of H. Melville. Including: Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Moby-Dick, White-Jacket, Israel Potter and Redburn

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1923-25., 1923. All First Editions of The Library Edition. 7 volumes. A beautiful presentation in recent full dark blue morocco leather with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; top edges gilt. This is the First Collected Edition of the Romances, not noted by Blanck. 'Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favour with the reading public — was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.' Moby Dick, listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004).

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        Theorie Der Algebraischen Zahlen ****SIGNED BY LARS AHLFORS****

      Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Leipzig 1923 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION; TEXT IN GERMAN; SIGNED ON THE FRONT FLYSHEET BY LARS AHLFORS - first person to recieve the FIELDS MEDAL in 1936; the pages are clean and unmarked except for small marks on 4 pages (made presumably by Ahlfors); the covers are in very good condition and the spine edge has some wear; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FAIR SCENES IN THE 'MIKADO'S EMPIRE.' [Photographic Essay]

      AN IMPORTANT PRE-1923 - GREAT KANTO EARTHQUAKE RESOURCE Tokyo [1912], Mikado's Empire. Mustard cloth spine over pic-torial boards, pristine, all edges gilt, small folio,22 x 31cm., hundreds of b.w. photographs, captions in English andJapanese, with 3 sides of original slipcase. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Worpswede. Text von Ludwig Bäumer. Schrift von Hans Saebens. Schmuck von Walter Müller. EA.

      Worpswede, Druck und Verlag der Künstler Presse Worpswede, (1923).. 1 Bl. (Titel), 16 S., 1 Bl., 23 Bll. Tafelteil, 2 Bll. Mit Buchschmuck (Einband, Vignetten) von Walter Müller und 23 im Stein bzw. Stock sign. oder monogr. Original-Graphiken (Lithographien, Holzschnitte) Worpsweder Künstler/innen - 17 Graphiken zusätzlich mit eigenhändiger Signatur der Künstler/innen. 8° (22,4 x 15 cm), OBroschur mit mont., farbiger Vorderdeckelillustration.. Einband etwas lichtrandig und leicht berieben; Rücken mit Bezugsfehlstelle (ca. 4 cm) am unteren Kapital und winziger Bezugsfehlstelle am oberen Kapital; hinterer Teil der Broschur mit kleiner Knickspur in der oberen Ecke - ansonsten nur leichte Randknicke; Vorderteil der Broschur mit kleinem Randeinriss; Papier gering gebräunt; die letzten 2 Blätter (Liste der in Worpswede ansässigen Künstler/innen und Ausstellungsverzeichnis) etwas stockfleckig - ansonsten nur manchmal leicht stockfleckig; letzte Blätter (auch einigeTafeln) mit winziger Knickspur in der oberen Ecke. Mit Buchschmuck (Einbandillustration, ill. Titel und Textvignetten) von Walter Müller, Text in einer kalligraphischen Fraktur von Hans Saebens und einem Anhang mit 23 Originalgraphiken (meist Lithographien, wenige Holzschnitte). Auf dem Titel mit der handschriftlichen Bezeichnung in Bleistift: "No. II/100". Enthält Originalgraphiken von: 1. Martin Paul Müller (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 2. Carl Emil Uphoff (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 3. Willi Wagenfeld (ohne eigenhändige Signatur des Künstlers); 4. Fritz Uphoff (mit Kopierstiftsignatur des Künstlers); 5. Lore Uphoff bzw. Lore Uphoff-Schill (mit Bleistiftsignatur der Künstlerin); 6. Willem Grimm (ohne eigenhändige Signatur des Künstlers); 7. Anne Marie (Annemarie) Schiestl bzw. Anne Marie Schiestl-Hollaender (mit Bleistiftsignatur der Künstlerin); 8. Emmy Meyer (mit Bleistiftsignatur der Künstlerin); 9. Karl Jacob (Jakob) Hirsch (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 10. Lebrecht Migge ? (ohne eigenhändige Signatur und nur mit "M" im Stein monogrammiert); 11. Bernhard Hoetger (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 12. Heinrich Vogeler bzw. Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede (ohne eigenhändige Signatur des Künstlers); 13. Hans Saebens (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers - schöner Holzschnitt im Stil des Konstruktivismus); 14. Walter Bertelsmann (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 15. Fritz Mackensen (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 16. Emy Rogge (mit Bleistiftsignatur der Künstlerin); 17. Karl Krummacher (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 18. Walter Müller (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 19. Willy Dammasch (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 20. A. G. (Abraham Gerardus) van Velde, genannt Bram van Velde (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers); 21. Hilde Hammann (ohne eigenhändige Signatur der Künstlerin); 22. Paul Hammann (ohne eigenhändige Signatur des Künstlers); 23. Alfred Kollmar (mit Bleistiftsignatur des Künstlers). Der vorliegende Band, eine Art Almanach der Künstlerkolonie Worpswede, ist schon in der Normalausgabe nahezu unauffindbar - in der vorliegenden Form, mit 17 handsignierten Graphiken, ist er von größter Seltenheit. Rief 192 (zur Lithographie von Heinrich Vogeler, die einen Mädchenakt zeigt) / nicht bei Rodenberg.

      [Bookseller: AixLibris - Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        The Work of Szukalski

      Covici-McGee, 1923-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: Covici-McGee, 1923. Unpaginated. Quarto. Tan and dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and edges. 14 full-color plates with spiderweb-styled tissue guards, 134 b/w drawings and photographs. First edition, first printing. (Numbered on copyright page in red.) Very Good+ condition. Cloth along spine rubbed and a bit frayed (especially at foot), tips worn. All tissue-guards present. A very nice copy. A collection of photos, drawings, paintings and sculptures from a true outsider artist. His odd philosophy and undeniably powerful artwork found a mini-renaissance in the latter two decades of the 20th Century, popping up in Adam Parfrey's seminal Apocalypse Culture.

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      New York:: Knopf,. 1923.. First edition. Hardcover. 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 cleath. Edelstein A I.a.

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        Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen.,

      München, Oldenbourg, 1923 - 1 Bl., 96 S. mit einigen Textabb. 3 Tafeln. Seltene zweite erweiterte Ausgabe diese Klassikers der Raketentechnik. - Alicke, The Moon in Science and Fiction (Interlibrum 270) No. 260 zur EA: ". published in a small edition only (of which its author had to pay the larger part of the printer‘s bill out of his own pocket). The first edition was sold out in a short time and the orders that piled in at the publisher‘s office almost exhausted the second edition before it was even printed. H. Obert‘s thesis Rockets into Planetary Space, which he wrote at the age of 28 and could not hand in at the Heidelberg Universitary because non of the professors declared himself competent for this subject. It is the first complete theory of rockets and space flights, based on theorethical computations and experiments, and became the sole cornerstone of all later space travel ideas". - Etw. fleckig, leicht gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 8°. Mod. Pp. mit montiertem vorderen OU. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE PROPHET (Presentation Copy)

      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. Laid in is a publisher's promotional pamphlet for the "16th Season, Fall, 1923." A Near Fine copy of the book, spine faded and gilt dulled, otherwise in excellent condition. Inscribed by the author, "To Dr. Percy S. Grant with real admiration from Khalil Gibran October 1923," (within a month of publication). Percy Stickney Grant (1860-1927), the "Radical Cleric" was an American Protestant Episcopalian clergyman and close friend of Gibran's in the circle of Greenwich Village luminaries, writers and artists. He became known for his support of Socialism and for his "forum" for the expression of views on labor and living conditions. Grant lived at 7 West 10th only a few doors away from Gibran at 51 West 10th. Pasted to the recto of the second blank in Gibran's hand is the return address from the envelop it was delivered in: "From K. Gibran 51 W. 10th St New York City-" the home where Gibran wrote "The Prophet" and lived the last 20 years of his life.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. 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 when signed or inscribed. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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., 1923. 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. The volume has been recased in a first issue cloth binding. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). 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. Woods A31(a). Langworth 103.

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        New Hampshire

      Henry Holt & Company 1923 - First Edition, First Printing "Printed October, 1923 with NO indication of later printings. This copy is SIGNED by Robert Frost. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, with no leans and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Angling in British Art Through Five Centuries: Prints, Pictures, Books. With A Foreword by H. T. Sheringham

      London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1923. First edition, no. 114 of 125 copies signed by the author. Original frontispiece etching by Norman Wilkinson, signed in pencil beneath the image. 200 Illustrations, including 39 in Color. 1 vols. Thick 4to. Original white cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine somewhat faded, minor external soiling, else a very good copy. An excellent copy of this indispensable-and fascinating-work. The first book devoted to Angling art exclusively. The deluxe edition is printed on fine white handmade paper and includes an original etching of an angling scene by Wilkinson not present in the trade edition.

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        Jane Eyre

      Paris - l'Imprimerie Nationale de France 1923 - A scarce limited edition copy of Jane Eyre from Charlotte Bronte. Large quarto, set up in Garamond type, printed in red and black on the press of the imprimerie Nationale de France in Paris. Illustrated with seventeen lithographic plates by Ethel Gabain. Numbered 113of four hundred and ninety-five copies only (collated, complete). Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its title character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry the novel revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte Bront has been called the 'first historian of the private consciousness' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminismWith the original glassine wraps. Condition: In paper wraps with a clothslipcsebinding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Closed tears to the head of the spine, and front jointis cracked. Textblock is generally firmly bound, though loosening in places, with most of the plates detached. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few instances of spotting. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Sonette an Orpheus. Geschrieben als ein grab-mal für Wera Ouckama Knoop.

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1923 - Octavo (214 × 139 mm). Bound for the publishers by H. Sperling in blue calf, titles to spine gilt with raised bands, boards ruled in gilt, gilt and green painted endpapers, turn-ins and top edge gilt. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco solander box. Faint ink stamp to title page. Spine slightly faded, a little wear to tips and spine, internally fine; an excellent copy. First edition, deluxe issue. Of the 300 copies printed on handmade paper by W. Drugulin for the deluxe issue, 100 copies only were specially bound; this is number 7. Die Sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets to Orpheus) is considered, along with the Duino Elegies, as Rilke's masterpiece. They were composed in what the author described as a "savage creative storm" during February 1922. The inspiration was the death of the 9-year old Wera Ouckama Knoop, a playmate of Rilke's daughter Ruth, and the poet dedicated them as a "grab-mal", literally a "grave-marker".

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

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

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        [Op. 21]. Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot Lunaire (deutsch von Erich Otto Hartleben) Für eine Sprechstimme Klavier, Flöte (auch Piccolo), Klarinette (auch Baß=Klarinette), Geige (auch Bratsche) und Violoncell (Melodramen)... Op. 21 Partitur [Dedication:] Der ersten Interpretin Frau Albertine Zehme in herzlicher Freundschaft

      Wien... Leipzig: Universal=Edition [PN U.E. 5334 5336]. [1923]. Folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (title), [i] ("Vorwort" by Schoenberg), [ii] (contents), [iii]-[iv] (text of poems), 5-78 pp. Printed note to lower left corner of first page of music: "Copyright 1914 by Universal-Edition" and to lower right corner of final page of music: "Weag" [Waldheim-Eberle A.G.]. Titling of upper wrapper identical with title. Wrappers slightly soiled; lower faded; spine reinforced with paper tape; laid down to dark red paper backing. Some minor browning and foxing; small area of blue stainings to lower margin of p. 45; minor offsetting from red backing of lower wrapper to final page of music; inner margins of first several leaves repaired and guarded; inner margins of last several leaves guarded. . First Edition, second issue, one of only 100 copies printed (information supplied by Universal-Edition, Vienna). Rufer (Engl.) pp. 38-40. Ringer p. 314. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 13-16. The abbreviation "Weag" is typical of the 1920s; in 1914, the printer typically used the note "Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm. R. v. Waldheim ?- Jos. Eberle & Co." Neither Brinkmann nor any other source establishes criteria that would allow a distinction between the standard issue of 1914 and the present issue of 1923. The distinguishing points of the 1923 issue are the presence of "Weag" to the final page of music (page 78) and the absence of the note "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" at the lower right foot of the first page of music (page 3). 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's diary). The poems are by the Belgian Albert Giraud (1860-1929) in the German translation by Erich Otto Hartleben (1864-1905).

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1923], 1923. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. A Pre-publication association copy, INSCRIBED by John Buchan to author Enid Bagnold. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth. Minor wear, spine a touch sunned. Near fine. An attractive copy, with author's insciption to flyleaf; Lady Roderick / with the homage of / the writer./ John Buchan / July :10 : 23. The book was published Sept. 6th 1923; presented to Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE. In 1920, Bagnold married Sir Roderick Jones, the Chairman of Reuters Newsgency. Blanchard A58

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        Neben der Heerstraße. Erzählungen. Mit Holzschnitten von E. L. Kirchner.

      Zürich, Grethlein, (1923).. 434 S., 1 Bl., 2 Bll. (Anzeigen) mit 23 Textholzschnitten von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. 8°. OHLwd. mit einem Holzschnitt von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (leicht gebräunt und kaum fleckig).. Erste Ausgabe. - W.-G. 25. Dube 808 - 831. Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration 174. - Schönes Exemplar dieses Klassikers der expressionistischen Buchillustration mit den 23 Textholzschnitten (von den Original Holzstöcken gedruckt) von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und dem Einbandholzschnitt von Kirchner mit der violetten Tonplatte und dem nur nach rechts laufenden Querstrich des "t" in "Bosshart". - Gebräunt, kaum fleckig.

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        Collection of Six Original Watercolours of South Africa, with two Watercolour Views taken at the coast of Normandy, France].

      1923 - Ca. 1923. Oblong Folio (27,5x37,5 cm). 4 card leaves. Eight watercolours mounted on recto and verso of the card album leaves, each ca. 17,5x25 cm (7x10 in). All watercolours captioned in ink on lower margins of the album leaves, signed "CBT" and dated in the lower left or right corners of the drawings. Period style black half sheep with brown cloth boards. Card mounts slightly age toned, otherwise a very good album. An album of interesting watercolours of South Africa created by Major C.B. Templer of the Indian Army, 19th Regiment of Bengal Lancers (Fane's Horse). He served in India in 1880-1893 and took part in the second Mirazai Expedition of 1891. During his service with the 19th Lancers Templer participated in the horse races and was the first holder of the Indian Grand National Trophy (Some reminiscences of Indian Sport// The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, Christmas 1922, p. 5). After the end of his career Templer lived in Execliff (Exmouth), actively travelled around Europe and also visited South Africa. The watercolours, dated December 1922-March 1923 include two views of Cape Town's Sea Point area showing the Lion's Head Mountain, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles mountain range. Three watercolours taken near George (Western Cape Province) show the George Peak (Outeniqua Mountains), historic Montagu Pass and a pine plantation in the town's vicinity. There is also a humorous portrait of a rickshaw in Johannesburg with the commentary: "A Conveyance much used by the Dutch in Jo'burg, something after the style of the Indian Jin-Rickoshaw! The men with them wear fantastic costumes!!!" The album additionally contains two later watercolours (dated July 1923) depicting an island commune of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy and a coastal view, apparently also in France. Overall a very good album with unusual views of South Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923. First edition of this Wall Street classic. Octavo, original orange cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright. With a signed quote from Edwin Lefevre laid in which reads, "When angels walk across the sky/ On God-sent errands, near of far/ To keep their golden sandals dry/They merely step from star to star! Edwin Lefevre." Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Desirable in this condition and with the autographed quotation. First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever. Generations of readers have found that it has more to teach them about markets and people than years of experience. It tells the thinly disguised biography of Jesse Livermore, a remarkable character who first started speculating in New England bucket shops at the turn of the century. Livermore, who was banned from these shady operations because of his winning ways, soon moved to Wall Street where he made and lost his fortune several times over. What makes this book so valuable are the observations that Lefèvre records about investing, speculating, and the nature of the market itself. "A must-read classic for all investors, whether brand-new or experienced" (William O'Neil).

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        La Giammuffa. A cura di Beniamino Dal Fabbro. Con otto acqueforti originali di Guido Somarè.

      8° gr.; pp. 40 non num. 4 su carta a mano Ventura di Cernobbio, composto e stampato da Luigi Maestri; con alcune riproduz. nel testo e 8 acqueforti f.testo firm. e num. a matita dall'Artista (1923 - 2003). Ril. in bella pelle edit., titoli in oro al dorso, astuccio editoriale. Bella e rara edizione tirata a complessivi 99 esemplari numerati. Questo è uno dei XXV esempl. di testa, contenente, sciolto, un disegno orig. a matita firmato. E' una ristampa parziale del "Dizionario del gergo milanese" con elenco in ordine alfabetico di nomignoli, tipi, macchiette e figure milanesi. Ottima copia. Cfr. Aeschlimann vol.III; Jentsch.(vedi riproduz.)

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        Alpenlandschaft mit Hütte.

      O. O., 1923.. Aquarellierte blaue Schreibtusche auf Konstruktionszeichenkarton. 360:235 mm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert "R. Höss. 1923.". Mit feiner Schreibfeder ausgeführte, nicht ungeschickte Tintenzeichnung einer von kahlen Bäumen umstandenen einsamen Holzhütte am tief verschneiten Hang, im Hintergrund Berge. Einzig die Hütte und der Zaun sind in hellbrauner Farbe ankoloriert, die übrige Schneelandschaft ist anscheinend mit der unterschiedlich verdünnten blauen Schreibtinte laviert; der Himmel mit stark verdünntem Braun minimal angetönt. Auf der Rückseite beschnittene Reste einer kolorierten geologischen Querschnittszeichnung aus der Baustoffindustrie. - Wohl einziges bekanntes Dokument einer künstlerischen Neigung des Kommandanten von Auschwitz, zu dessen Charakterzügen zwar eine kleinbürgerliche Naturverbundenheit (vgl. Martin Broszat, Kommandant in Auschwitz, S. 19) gezählt wird, wie sie aus dem vorliegenden Blatt leicht herausgelesen werden kann, dessen bekannte Gefühlsarmut und nicht zuletzt seine Betätigung im Freikorps und Beteiligung am Fememord an Walter Kadow 1923 aber kaum den Künstlerdilettanten vermuten lassen dürften. Wegen letzteren Verbrechens wurde Höß noch 1923 verhaftet und 1924 zu zehn Jahren Zuchthaus verurteilt (1928 amnestiert). Möglicherweise ist die Zeichnung während der Mußestunden der Untersuchungshaft entstanden. - Einige kleine Druckstellen; insgesamt wohlerhalten. Erworben von den Nachfahren der Familie des Infanteriegenerals und Eichenlaubträgers Karl Eibl (1891-1943).

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        The World Crisis, full set of U.S. first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is a full, U.S. first edition set of Churchill's history of the First World War, inscribed and dated in the fifth volume, The Aftermath.? Five volumes are first edition, first printing, while the inscribed volume is the first edition, third printing, published in September 1929, six months after the first.? The inscription, inked in black in three lines on the first free endpaper, reads: "Inscribed by | Winston S. Churchill | Feb. 1932".? In February of 1932, Churchill was traveling in the United States on a lucrative and successful lecture tour. He spoke in many cities throughout the month before departing for England on 11 March aboard the ocean liner Majestic. This volume was undoubtedly inscribed during the tour. Publisher Charles Scribner wrote to Churchill on the day of his departure "I sincerely hope that you made no mistake in trusting your books to us. We will continue to back them until they come into their own." Churchill's books most certainly did come into their own.? The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events."? Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose.? Collectors will note that for The World Crisis, the U.S. is the true first edition, as initial U.S. publication preceded the British.? The inscribed volume is in very good condition. The binding is square and clean with bright gilt. ?We note minor wear at the spine ends and lower corners.  The spine is slightly sunned, more noticeably at the center below the author's name, but nonetheless retains respectable color and bright gilt. The contents are clean and with no spotting and no inscriptions save the one by the author. The binding is slightly shaken, with a cosmetic gutter split at the title page, but the mull beneath remains firmly attached and the binding fully intact.  The five first edition, first printing books comprising the rest of this set are in very good to near-fine condition with minor flaws and wear. The contents are uniformly clean, tight, and unusually bright for paper that is prone to age-yellowing. There is no spotting. There are no previous ownership marks save for a bookplate on the pastedown of The Unknown War. The boards are all clean and bright with only minor scuffing or blemishes. Spine presentation shows only mild sunning. Even the notoriously fade-prone Volume I spine retains good color, although the gilt has darkened as is normal for this volume. Of note, the folding map at p.388 of The Unknown War is properly folded with no tears; there is just some wear to the leading edge where it protrudes slightly from the text block.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1, Woods/ICS A31(aa). Langworth p.103.

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        Chinese 1923

      1923 1923 - Scherenschnitt auf festem Velin montiert, ca. 10,4 x 10,5 cm. R. u. Darstellung sign. u. dat.: „Engert 1923"; r. u. auf bez. Passepartoutabschnitt: „Chinese".

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        La Sultane Daoulah

      Paris: Éditiions Mornay, 1923. No. 983 of 950 copies on Guarro. Color illustrations, text within elaborate gilt border, full-page polychrome arabesques and ornamental filigrees and initial capital letters. 1 vols. 12mo. Full cream calf ruled in blue and green lines alternating with gilt-dotted triangles, radiating from a central metal onlaid medallion, with arabesque design in red and black against a gilt-dotted backgroound, decorative endsheets and flyleafs, stamped signed "O Pilon". Fine. Binding by Odette Pilon

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        The Wares of the Ming Dynasty.

      London, Benn, 1923.. Mit 126 (11 farb.) Abb. auf 59 Tafeln (jeweils mit Beschreibung auf vorgeschaltenen Blatt), ca. 13 Illustr., 1 Schriftzeichentabelle u. 30 Marken. XVI, 240 S., 1 w. Bl. u. 1 Bl. 4°. Illustr., goldgeprägtes Originalleinen, dieses minimal bestoßen, der Kopfschnitt etwas angestaubt. Kleines Schild u. Stempel a. d. Vorsatz, papierbedingt gebräunt u. ganz gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig, tls. etwas angerändert bzw. geknickt, sonst gutes Exemplar. (2190 Gr.). Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Nummer 983 von 1500 (gesamt 1783) nummerierten Exemplaren.

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        Industrial Art Desk

      1923. CHAUTAUQUA. Industrial Art Desk. WITH: The Home Teacher. 126 pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's wrappers. Valparaiso, Indiana: Lewis E. Meyers & Company, ND [1923?]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A wonderful example of early American pedagogy. The Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874 and had a tremendous impact on education in America. The Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk was a table top home schooling art desk which contained a blackboard on the reverse of the cover, and a map of the United States on the underside. Inside the desk is a scroll which contains 26 segments including, Palmer method script, how colours are made, flags of the world, aviation, perspective drawing and the Pennsylvania Railroad. This desk has survived in remarkably good condition.

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        Inom Baggemosa ägogränser. Bygdehistorier.

      - Växjö, 1923. Originalupplaga. 21x14 cm. 126 s. Samtida brunt halvklotband med förgylld ryggtitel, mönstrade pärmpapper och marmorerade försättsblad. Omslag ej medbundet. Ryggändar och pärmhörn något nötta. Fläckat titelblad samt spridda fläckar och fingeravtryck i marginalerna. Kort reva i nedre marginalen på s. 115/116. "Carl Moberg / Moshult!" skrivet med blyerts på titelbladet; sannolikt Mobergs fars signatur. Dedikation: "Till Kristina -- en bok som är i behov av kärleksfullt bemötande -- från Författaren som minne av den 22 juli 1954". The inscription says that this is ?a book in need of a tender treatment [reception]? & ?as a memory of the 22nd of July 1954? With the signature of Carl Moberg in pencil on the title, most probable the author's father. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of California: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State Format De Luxe (Large Paper Edition). Four volumes

      San Diego: South Moulton Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Volume I: xvii, 522 pages; Volume II: xii, 523-1034; Volume III: xiv, 1035-1548; Volume IV: xiv, 1549-2121. Illustrated with 110 Full-page Color Plates as well as 40 photogravures, 120 Full-page Duotone Plates and More Than 1100 Half-tone Cuts of Birds in LIfe, Nests, Eggs, and Favorite Haunts from Photographs. Signed by the author on limitation page. #89/350, Large Paper Edition, De Luxe. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in green paper over boards with paper labels on front covers and spines. Volume I has a paper split on upper front cover and cover is beginning to loosen at top. Spine labels are sunned. Covers have mild edge and corner wear. Top edge gilt. Overall set is very good plus and contents are near fine.

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        In Petra, being a sequel to 'Nisi Dominus'

      Ditchling: S. Dominic's Press, 1923. Octavo. vii, 26pp. First edition. Printed in red and black, with a preface and notes by Eric Gill and Hilary Pepler. Illustrated with three wood engravings by David Jones and six by Gill. This is the fortieth St. Dominic's Press publication, and one of the few to be accurately dated by the printers. There are a number of variant bindings recorded for this title, but the binding on this particular copy is only recorded in Taylor/Sewell, who describe it as "probably unique." The book is bound in quarter red cloth, black and white patterned paper over boards, with a yellow paper label showing a reduced version of Desmond Chute's St. Dominic engraving. Inside, red and white patterned paper reused from Ethel Mairet's "Vegetable Dyes" has been used as a wrapper around the text. A black title label printed in silver is adhered to the front of the wrapper. Spine lightly faded, otherwise a fine example of a rare S. Dominic's Press variant.

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      New York: Monroe Wheeler, [1923].. Pictorial wrappers. Wrapper edges sun-tanned, extreme upper fore-tip of upper wrapper chipped, with hard crease to lower corner and fore-edge; just a good copy, internally about fine. First edition, published as MANIKIN Number Three. Laid in, as issued, is the [4]pp. leaflet, "Miss Moore's Observations," by Glenway Wescott. The colophon is the second state, with the Christopher Street rubber stamp alteration of Wheeler's address. The least common of the pamphlets in the Manikin series.

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        Western Art and the New Era. Introduction To Modern Art.

      Brentano s Publishers., New York, 1923 - New York, Brentano s Publishers. 1923, 26 x 18 cm, XII, 139 (1) Seiten, ein farbiges Frontispiz (Kandinsky Composition Nr. 234), 60 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, zweifarbig illustrierter Original-Leinenband (ohne den Schutzumschlag), handschriftlicher Rückentitel "DRIER" [sic!; von Naum Gabo betitelt]. Inscribed / mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Katherine Dreier an Naum Gabo auf dem leeren Vorsatzblatt: "For / dear Gabo and Miriam [Miriam Israel, seit 1937 mit Gabo verheiratet] - / with the one desire than an / enlarged edition of this book / might appear so that those / two great Masters in Sculpture / Gabo and [Antoine] Pevsner [Gabo s elder brother] might / be included and publicly / show my deep appreciation / of their contribution to the / new Forms of Beauty in Art. / Katherine S. Dreier/ May 16th. 1938. This book are [sic!] the lectures given 1920-21 / for the Forum of Cooper Union [for the Advancement of Sience and Art], New York." Einband etwas berieben, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Ex libris 3, 302; 5, 650. - Spalek 202. - Literatur: The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University (1984) Seite 754. - Gross, J., The Société Anonyme (2006), Seite 221. - Inhalt: I. Why does Art exist - II. The importance of imagination and the development of the sense - III. The chain of western art, from the Byzantine to Post-Impressionism - IV. What next? - V. What is Modern Art? - VI. Modern Art, continued - VII. How to appreciate art. - Naum Gabo [eigentlich Naum Neemia Pevsner (1890-1977), russischer Bildhauer und Konstruktivist]. Sprache: Englisch Einband etwas berieben, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. handschriftlicher Rückentitel "DRIER" [sic!; von Naum Gabo betitelt]. Inscribed / mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Katherine Dreier an Naum Gabo auf dem leeren Vorsatzblatt: "For / dear Gabo and Miriam [Miriam Israel, seit 1937 mit Gabo verheiratet] - / with the one desire than an / enlarged edition of this book / might appear so that those / two great Masters in Sculpture / Gabo and [Antoine] Pevsner [Gabo s elder brother] might / be included and publicly / show my deep appreciation / of their contribution to the / new Forms of Beauty in Art. / Katherine S. Dreier/ May 16th. 1938. This book are [sic!] the lectures given 1920-21 / for the Forum of Cooper Union [for the Advancement of Sience and Art], New York." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) A Fantastic Melodrama - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

      Garden City New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1923. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A remarkable First US Edition in original orange cloth in Very Good+ condition in the rare, lightly chipped and soiled dust-jacket, original price of $2.00 present. Small bookseller label to rear paste-down; Karel Capek's 1920 science fiction play, originally published in the Czech language as Rosumovi Univerzální Roboti, here translated by Paul Selver. Premiering on 25 January 1921, it introduced the word "robot" to the English language and to science fiction. About this play, Isaac Asimov, author and creator of the Three Laws of Robotics, stated in a 1979 essay "Capek's play is, in my own opinion, a terribly bad one, but it is immortal for that one word" .

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        Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen.

      München, Oldenbourg, 1923.. 2. Aufl. 1 Bl., 96 S. mit einigen Textabb. 3 Tafeln. 8°. Mod. Pp. mit montiertem vorderen OU.. Seltene zweite erweiterte Ausgabe diese Klassikers der Raketentechnik. - Alicke, The Moon in Science and Fiction (Interlibrum 270) No. 260 zur EA: "... published in a small edition only (of which its author had to pay the larger part of the printer's bill out of his own pocket). The first edition was sold out in a short time and the orders that piled in at the publisher's office almost exhausted the second edition before it was even printed. H. Obert's thesis Rockets into Planetary Space, which he wrote at the age of 28 and could not hand in at the Heidelberg Universitary because non of the professors declared himself competent for this subject. It is the first complete theory of rockets and space flights, based on theorethical computations and experiments, and became the sole cornerstone of all later space travel ideas". - Etw. fleckig, leicht gebräunt.

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        Das Kaiserbuch. Ein Epos in drei Teilen. Der 1.Teil: Die Sachsenkaiser. Der 2.Teil: Die Frankenkaiser. Der 3. Teil: Die Schwabenkaiser * G A N Z P E R G A M E N T - Ausgabe in 6 Bänden, handsigniert,

      München, Verlag der Hochschulbuchhandlung Max Hueber, 1923 - Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendigem Handeinband der Zeit (6 Bände gebunden in Ganzpergament / Pergament / GPgt / Pgt / gr.8vo im Format 15 x 23 cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Pergamenthäubchen, handgestochenem Kopfband, Linienvergoldung jeweils beider Deckel und des Rückens, geheftet auf fünf Bünde mit durchgezogenen Pergamentriemchen. 363, 352, 331, 318, 459, 401 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. - Mit Druckvermerk auf Nachsatz in Band 1: " Dieses Werk wurde in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 1000 Exemplaren in Garmond-Tiemann-Fraktur im Spätsommer 1923 bei Dr.C.Wolf & Sohn gedruckt. Den Einwand entwarf Josef Sattler. Die Nummern 1 -200 wurden auf antikem Zanders-Handbütten abgezogen und vom dichter signert. Von diesen wurden die ersten 50 in Ganzleder, die übrigen in Halbleder gebunden. Dieses ist die Nummer 94" (mit Unterschrift von Paul Ernst). - Luxus-Ausgabe in Ganzpergament-Handeinband sowie handgefertigtem Schuber in sehr guter Erhaltung . Dritte, mit der zweiten übereinstimmende Auflage. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (einige Deckel minimal verzogen, sonst tadellos) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        His Religion and Hers: A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers

      New York: The Century Company. (1923). First. First edition. Fine in near fine printed dustwrapper with a couple of small, narrow chips near the crown, and a touch of age-toning at the spine. Last book by Gilman, and very uncommon in jacket. .

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