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        Poems and Seven Drawings

      San Francisco, CA, 1923. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. One of 250 copies, privately printed at the Grabhorn Press in San Francisco. Seven engravings including frontispiece with slight offsetting on opposite pages. Original paper-covered boards are starting to split at joints, several signatures are loosening.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Emily of New Moon

      Frederick A. Stokes, Boston 1923 - First edition. Frontispiece in color by M.L. Kirk. Contemporary gift inscription on the front fly, a couple of pages roughly opened resulting in some marginal chips to a couple of facing pages, top edge soiled, a very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with several small nicks and tears, and some overall soiling. The first Emily book, in the exceptionally scarce jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education

      Upton Sinclair, Pasadena 1923 - First edition. Slightly cocked, with the spine and a portion of the lower front cover sunned, thus near fine without dustwrapper. A critical examination of American colleges, which asserts that the system specializes in turning out students unable to think for themselves. Inscribed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        UNCANNY STORIES

      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d.. [1923]. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-247 [248: printer's imprint] + 40-page publisher's catalogue "for the Autumn, 1923" inserted at rear, three inserted plates with illustrations by Jean de Bosschere, other illustrations in text, also by de Bosschere,. original two-part yellow and black cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Just a touch of sunning to spine panel, a near fine copy. The UK. edition is elusive, especially in nice condition. (#51370). First edition. Collects a short novel, "The Flaw in the Crystal," and six short stories. A major collection of supernatural fiction. "An underrated writer ... Excellent." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1478. "Sinclair's stories are among the most outstanding examples of the ghost story as moral fable." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-178. Sinclair's "contribution to the genre, small as it is, is notable." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 387-88. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Supernatural Fiction, p. 163. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 957. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-198. Bleiler (1978), p. 180. Reginald 13211.

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        The World In MiniatureÖJapan, Containing Illustrations Of The Character, Manners, Customs, Religion, Dress, Amusements, Commerce, Agriculture, &c. Of The People Of That Empire

      London: Printed For R.Ackermann, [1923]. First Edition. Abbey, Travel, 6 (pp. 12-13). 12mo. pp. xiii, [1]plate list, 286. 20 hand-coloured engraved plates (incl. frontis.). modern quarter morocco (corners worn, large ownership entry in red on title)

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        Pouchers Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps

      Springer. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 782 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.3in. x 2.0in.Pouchers Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps has been in print since 1923 and is the classic reference work in the field of cosmetics. Now in a fully updated 10th edition, this new volume provides a firm basic knowledge in the science of cosmetics (including toiletries) as well as incorporating the latest trends in scientific applications and legislation which have occurred since the 9th edition. This edition will not only be an excellent reference book for students entering the industry but also for those in specialized research companies, universities and other associated institutions who will be able to gain an overall picture of the modern cosmetic science and industry. The book has been logically ordered into four distinct parts. The historical overview of Part 1 contains an essay demonstrating William Arthur Pouchers influence on the 20th Century cosmetics industry as well as a chapter detailing the long history of cosmetics. Part 2 is a comprehensive listing of the properties and uses of common cosmetic types, ranging from Antiperspirants through to Sunscreen preparations. There are an increased number of raw materials in use today and their chemical, physical and safety benefits are carefully discussed along with formulation examples. The many additions since the last edition demonstrate the dramatic recent expansion in the industry and how changes in legal regulations affecting the development, production and marketing of old, established and new products are operative almost worldwide. Information on specialist products for babies and others is included within individual chapters. The chapters in Part 3 support and outline the current guidelines regarding the assessment and control of safety and stability. This information is presented chemically, physically and microbiologically. Part 3 chapters also detail requirements for the consumer acceptability of both existing and new products. Those legal regulations now in force in the EU, the USA and Japan are carefully described in a separate chapter and the remaining chapters have been extensively updated to explain the technical and practical operations needed to comply with regulations when marketing. This information will be invaluable to European Union and North American companies when preparing legally required product information dossiers. The final chapters in Part 4 contain useful information on the psychology of perfumery as well as detailing methods for the conduct of assessment trials of new products. As ingredient labelling is now an almost universal legal requirement the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI) for raw materials has been used wherever practicable. The advertised volume is the 10th edition of what was previously known as volume 3 of Pouchers Cosmetics and Soaps. Due to changes in the industry there are no plans to bring out new editions of volume 1 and 2. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA.

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        Roosevelt’s Religion

      New York and Cincinnati: The Abingdon Press, 1923. - Second printing. On the front free endpaper INSCRIBED "To ‘Houdini’ with sincere wellwishes [sic] from Your Friend, Christian F. Reisner, New York 6/16 ‘24." At the bottom of the endpaper is a mass-produced ex-libris "This book belongs to"; signed by Beatrice Houdini. On the opposite endpaper Beatrice (probably) has placed the "magic photo" of Houdini and Theodore Roosevelt and she has written underneath their images their names and "on board Imperator 1913." A further Roosevelt association is provided by a small envelope tipped to the top of the free endpaper; this contains the card of The Reverend William Turner Levy who, like the author of the book, was also a New Yorker who became a minister and who wrote books, one of which was on Eleanor Roosevelt who was a longtime friend. Eleanor was a niece of Theodore Roosevelt. The card of Levy conveys the book to another "Reverend," who unfortunately bore a common name and thus cannot be further identified. Photo measures 5 x 3.5 in. Bookplate is 2.4 x 3.9 in. oblong. Book is in Near Fine condition without dust jacket. Photograph is fresh as it has not been exposed to much light in its many decades. There is some transference from the chemicals in the first name of the signature of the author to the chest area of the figures in the photograph. This fluctuates between invisible, slightly visible, very visible as one varies the angle between the photo surface and the dominant light source. You may regard this as a flaw or a further bit of magic serendipity, especially as Christian Reisner is so anxious to demonstrate on slender evidence that Roosevelt was an active Christian, and when one considers the complex attitudes Houdini, the son of a rabbi, had toward Judaism, Christianity, the afterlife, spiritualism, conjuring, and fakery in general; see the Kenneth Silverman biography of Houdini for extensive treatments on the beliefs and ambitions of Houdini. The photo was pasted down a bit carelessly, so there are some ripples in the white border areas. Online by putting the names of TR and Houdini into a search engine one can easily find the history of this photo. The two men stood on the deck of the liner on its return voyage from Europe with 5 other men; Houdini later "magically" erased the other men from the image so it would look as though he and Roosevelt were alone together. Some sources claim that TR was the American most admired by Houdini. This seems plausible as both men had iron wills to become "strong men" in escape from confinements that would baffle the average man. One became one of the most celebrated performers in the US, Europe as far east as Moscow, and even to Australia, where he also piloted the first official air flight. The other became the Rough Rider and President who carried a big stick, then became a great explorer; each produced many books and played with mingling facts with legends; speaking of which did TR really rescue Houdini and Bess from an attack in a Midwest mining town after a Houdini performance in the 1890s, or was that simply a legend useful to each? In any case this is a wonderful association copy of two men who were great celebrities in the early decades of the 20th century and who have remained alive in the imaginations of a large percentage of those who have come after them. And Beatrice Houdini had a large role to play in not only the emotional life of her husband, but also as a partner of 20 years in his magical performances. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Liebenden von Kandahar. Deutsch von Franz Werner Schmidt. Mit 3 radierten Vignetten und 6 ganzseitigen und signierten Radierungen unter Schutzblatt von Hugo Steiner-Prag.

      Berlin, Franz Schneider 1923 - Erstausgabe.. Gr.-8° (27 x 19 cm). Braunes OriginalHalbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel ,die Deckel mit Batikpapier bezogen. Mit Klarsichtumschlag und im einfachen Pappschuber. Kopfgoldschnitt, zweiseitig unbeschnitten. Einband einwandfrei. 56 (3) Seiten mit 3 radierten Vignetten und 6 eingebundenen Originalradierungen, jeweils signiert. Zwei der eingebunden Radierungen noch einmal als"Probe" bezeichnet lose beigefügt. Handschriflich numeriertes Exemplar 145 von 200 Exemplaren, unter dem Druckvermerk ein weiteres Mal vom Künstler signiert. Im unteren Rand ist das Papier schwach wellig, Seiten 21/22 mit kleinen (1cm) Fleck im unteren Rand, Seite 35 ebendort mit einem verlaufenen geößeren Fleck, sonst einwandfrei. Einer der beiden Probedrucke ist schief und hat zur Signatur hin einen unauffälligen Fleck.Der andere tadellos. Schönes und dekoratives und richtig gut erhaltenes Exemplar.. #M12910

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Chance, Love, and Logic, Philosophical Essays

      N.Y., Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1923 - Book is VG+ with bookplate, in a very good, very scarce dust jacket which has slight browning to the oatmeal color and with some shallow loss to head and tail of spine, a few shallow closed tears and light edgewear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walt Barrie Rare Books]
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        Daphnis und Chloe.

      München, Verlag Buchenau & Reichert, 1922 - 1923. - Vitri7 4° (29 x 20 cm). Rotbraunes geglättetes Originalganzleder. Handgebunden von Gerhard Prade. Mit Rückentitel und reicher Verzierung beider Deckel in frischer Goldprägung, Kanten-und Innenkantenvergoldung und poliertem Goldkopfschnitt. Ecken etwas berieben, die Kapitale stärker mit ca. 2mm Lederverlust. 197 (2) Seiten mit 93 Steinzeichnungen von Otto Hettner. Exemplar Nr.4 von 300, vom Künstler im Impressum signiert. Ganz vereinzelt kleine Fleckchen, nahezu makellos. Attraktives Exemplar, weder Name noch andere Einträge. 8. Phantasus-Druck. Nr.4/300. Übertragung nach Friedrich Jacobs (1832), mit dem griechischen Text verglichen und frei überarbeitet. Unter Aufsicht des Künstlers von Alfred Ehrhardt auf der Handpresse ausgeführt. 1600

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        The Song of Songs

      S. D. Saltzman "Hasefer" Verlag, Berlin 1923 - Folio. Unpaginated. Original gold, silver, and black-stamped green suede. Top edge gilt. Book housed in its original floral motif paper covered slipcase. Decorative endpapers. Illustrated tipped-in Hebrew title-page, facing decorative title-page in English. Scarce and sumptuous first trade edition of the "Song of Solomon", illustrated with 26 tipped-in reproductions of paintings in rich vibrant colors by Zeev Raban. Each illustration with Hebrew text, facing page with calligraphied English text within pictorial borders. Heavy rubbing on covers and along edges of slipcase. Head and tail of spine partly chipped. Spine sunned. Abrasion on lower spine, affecting the English title. Corners slightly rubbed. Text in Hebrew and English. Slipcase in overall fair, Binding in good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Fombombo

      New York: The Century Company. 1923. First. First edition. Contemporary owner name, near fine in a very good plus dustwrapper, illustrated by J. Clinton Shepherd, with a small chip at the crown and a couple of short tears. A lovely copy of this comic romance set in Venezuela, by the author of Clues of the Caribbees and the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Store. Rarely found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1923

      John Wisden & Co. 1923 - Sixtieth edition. Original hardback. Some slight wear to head of spine and front edge of spine, corners gently bumped. A good copy.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1923 - Hardback Wisden

      1923 - Hi, This lot is a 1923 Original Hardback Wisden in good to Very Good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, he things to point out are that the page block is pink, the rear hinge has tape to it and some wear to spine boards.Ex oners name plate to inside page too.Excellent photoplate.No restoration.Please see the large pictures.More available on request.Buy-it-now.More Photos on request.

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        Ernesto Garcia Cabral a Mexican Cartoonist

      None ; for Private Circulation, Mexico 1923 - Original light brown buckram hardback binding with readable original paper labels to front & spine, Condition fair to good , some dirt to cover, corner tip knocks, scratch to rear, Binders label to inside "Bouligny & Schmidt Suca, Mexico. etc. etc." . Condition of contents, good Original decorative endpapers, then author Conway's signed dedication Joseph Herger ? Leimer Esq. or Liemer from G.R.G. Conway, Mexico City (and dated) 16 Mar 1925.Condition fair to good , i.e mostly good , but with some very minor light water staining to a few pages in bottom corner only & about 6 corner folds. A couple of small pencil details to front endpages. Cabral 1890-1968 , Conway 1873-1945 ,Conway was English who lived in Mexico and knew Cabral ( & many famous people inc. D.H. Laurence) .privately printed ( from Calle de Marsella) and very small limited number. Pages include; Author signed & dedicated endpaper, illustration of signed photo Cabral to Conway , title page ,contents pages , then pages 7 to 13 Biographical Foreword, then the 58 illustrations. 18 x 23.5cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1923

      John Wisden & Co. Ltd. 1923 - Sixtieth edition. Original hardback. Heavily rubbed to covers and spine. Gilt faded. Small ink inscriptions to inside cover and first advert page, and across top of page edges. Rear gutter repaired with tape. A fair copy.

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        The Radio Times -

      London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1923. General Note: "Official organ of the B.B.C." Here we have the very first Radio Times, published for distribution and dated: Volume 1 No. 1 September 23rd 1923. Showing details of BBC radio programmes (newspapers at the time boycotted radio listings, fearing that increased listenership might decrease their sales. Recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, making this item even more desirable. Is in very good condition, front cover a little toned at edges, a few surface marks to lower cover, one short marginal tear to one page, text unaffected. Remains in remarkably good overall condition. To preserve this copy It is housed in a tasteful full Maroon gilt leather folder, which has a matching silk label tie, this helps to secure and hold the paper magazine in place. Not the lavish glossy production that we are so used to today, the front cover displays the first article, titled "What's in the Air?", by Arthur R. Burrows. An interesting piece of Broadcasting history; Images will follow shortly after listing.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/As New Folder. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Reformation of War

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, 1923. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine and boards heavily faded, minor foxing to contents; a good copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "With love to Mother and Father, from the author their son. John. 25.2.1923." It was subsequently given to her other son, Walter, and noted in his handwriting below the inscription: "A. W. J. Fuller from Mother." With Walter's address to the front pastedown.

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        The Novels

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1923. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. 7 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, centre tool to spines with crimson morocco labels, roll to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With colour frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. An excellent set handsomely bound. First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes.

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        LA FILLE AUX YEUX D ' OR

      - Paris Briffaut 1923 . Reliure demi maroquin à coins cerise , dos à 4 faux nerfs , une tranche dorée , signée FLAMMARION . Grand IN 4 de 86 pp orné de 13 eaux - fortes hors texte du peintre graveur LOBEL - RICHE . Tirage à 500 exemplaires . Un des 415 ex . sur fort Velin d ' ARCHES à la forme ( N ° 261 ) , gravures sous serpentes légendées . 21 x 30 cm . Des rousseurs sur les couvertures conservées , sinon très bon état . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atjeh. Algemeen samenvattend overzicht van land en volk van Atjeh en onderhoorigheden. (2 vol. set).

      Leiden, Brill, 1922-1923. - 2 vols. 4to. XVI+602;XII+705 pp. With 3 fold. col. maps (incl. 1 loose in endpocket), 28 plts., some ills. Index. Hardcover. Or. gilt dark blue cloth. Good/--. (Ex-lib. copy: some scattered stamps, incl. cancellation stamp on titles; bindings vaguely stained). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Case for Spirit Photography

      New York: George H. Doran and Co., 1923. First American Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth shows light soiling and edge wear. The jacket has uneven toning, soiling, a price sticker removal mark, and light edge wear. First American edition, rather rare in the original dust jacket.

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        EJERCICIOS CORPORALES. Reglamento de gimnasia alemán para el ejército y la armada del 27 de Octubre de 1920.

      Biblioteca del Suboficial., Buenos Aires 1923 - [PERON Juan Domingo] EJERCICIOS CORPORALES. Reglamento de gimnasia alemán para el ejército y la armada del 27 de Octubre de 1920. Apéndice (láminas). Buenos Aires. Biblioteca del Suboficial. 1923. Sin paginar. Cartoné. Profusamente ilustrado por Juan Domingo Perón, hasta el momento Teniente 1º. Primer libro del General. Raro e inhallable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte der Syphilis, insbesondere über ihren Ursprung und ihre Pathologie.

      - Tokyo, verlag von Nankodo, 1923, 8°, (6), 149, (1) pp., 1 Blatt "Druckfehler-Verzeichnis", 4 Tafeln, Abbildungen im Text, feiner Halbleindenband; beigelgt seine Visitenkarte. Keizo Dohi (1866-1931) gives, in a an appendix, a list of writers on syphilis from 1495 to 1829. - Garrison & Morton No.2426 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Afrique Equatorle Francse. Dressee par A. Meunier

      [Paris]: A. Meunier. 1923. First. First edition. Folded map. In green publishers' cloth with marbled endpapers at the front. Printed in color on paper, backed on linen. Very good with rubbing to the boards and scattered stains to the linen. A large folded map of French Equatorial Africa, designed by A. Meunier for the Geographe au Ministere des Colonies. Scarce. OCLC locates only one holding of the second edition at the British Library. .

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        CHOLERA.

      1923 - Paris, Aux Editions du Sagittaire, Chez Simon Kra, 1923. In-12 (178 X 184) ; 229 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN des 40 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur PUR FIL LAFUMA, troisième papier après 10 Japon & 15 Hollande, seul tirage en grand papier. Portrait de Delteil par Robert DELAUNAY en frontispice. Quelques rousseurs aux premiers feuillets, sinon EXEMPLAIRE à toutes marges, en BON ETAT. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SIMMS' BLUE BOOK AND NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

      James N. Simms, Chicago 1923 - First issue. 305p. Illustrated. Blue cloth with titles in orange on spine and upper cover. Covers soiled and with wear to extremes, quite sound and internally clean [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES CAHIERS BALZACIENS. Publiés par Marcel Bouteron.

      - Paris, Lapina, 1923 - 1928, 12x21. Broché, sous deux coffrets cartonnés. 1. Correspondance inédite de Honoré de Balzac avec le Lieutenant-Colonel L.-N. Périolas (1832-1845). Ornée de deux portraits et de deux fac-similés; 2. Les fantaisies de la Gina par Honoré de Balzac. Nouvelle inédite. Ornee de deux portraits et de sept fac-similés; 3. Lettres de femmes adressées a Honoré de Balzac. Premiere serie (1832-1836). Ornée d'un portrait et de trois fac-similés; 4. Les cent contes drolatiques. Mis en lumière par le sieur de Balzac. Quatriesme dixain. Fragments inédits. Ornés de quatre fac-similés; 5. Lettres de femmes adressées a Honoré de Balzac. Deuxième série (1837-1840). Ornée d'un portrait et de six fac-similés; 6. Correspondance inédite de Honoré de Balzac avec la Duchesse de Castries (1831-1848). Ornée d'un portrait et de cinq illustrations; 7. Lettre sur Kiew par Honoré de Balzac. Fragment inédit. Ornée de quatre illustrations et de trois fac-similés; 8. Correspondance inédite de Honoré de Balzac avec le docteur Nacquart. Quelques légers défauts (envoi de photos suur demande) décoloration uniforme des dos, sinon intérieurs très propre. ENVOI à la plume de Marcel Bouteron, sur une carte de visite collée sur la page de garde du premier volume. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        When Christmas Crossed "The Peace"

      Toronto: Thomas Allen 1923, 1st Edition. () 2p.l.,149,[1]pp. Very good in good dust jacket. 16 mo in original stiff card covers. Coloured dust jacket is pasted onto covers as was released. Dust jacket is worn and chipped at edges. There is some light soiling to the back of the jacket. Clean text block with some light pencil markings on front free endpaper. Scarce. A lovely copy. The fifth work of published fiction by the famous Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. Canadian Author . .

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        Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

      NY:: George H. Doran Company,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1923. Hardcover. Second printing. Octavo, bound in olive green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and the GDH device on the front board. Bumped at the spine ends, small spot of loss along the joint of the rear board, some light foxing on top edge, otherwise a very good and apparently unread copy (as many of the bottom edges are unopened) in a very good (moderate sized chip at the crown of the spine with a few smaller chips elsewhere, fading/age toning along the spine and edges, small closed snag on front panel) dust jacket. Binding is solid. Dust jacket is light green with black text on the front panel and along the spine. Scarce in dust jacket. ; 299 pages .

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        Traumatic shock. Presentation copy

      New York: Appleton, 1923. Cannon, Walter B. (1871-1945). Traumatic shock. xvii, 201pp. Text illustrations. New York & London: D. Appleton, 1923. 263 x 173 mm. Original gilt-stamped cloth, one corner bumped. Light toning but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Cannon to Sir Cuthbert Wallace (1867-1944) on slip tipped to front pastedown: ?"To Sir Cuthbert Wallace with gratitude for your kindness and encouragement during our work in old Béthune. Walter B. Cannon.?" First Edition. Cannon, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School, was one of the pre-eminent physiologists of the 20th century, making fundamental contributions to our knowledge of digestion, the autonomic nervous system, homeostasis, and stress response. ?"In the fall of 1916, before the United States entered World War I, the National Research Council named Cannon a member of a committee on traumatic shock. Later he joined the Harvard University Hospital Unit. On his way to France in May 1917, he stopped in London and arranged with Fletcher, first secretary of the Medical Research Committee, to join the group of physicians and surgeons of the British Expeditionary Forces who were dealing with shock cases at the Casualty Clearing Station at Béthune. . . . Initially Cannon and his associates in the field concentrated their therapeutic efforts on treating the acidosis that accompanies shock. Later they recognized that the acidosis was merely a secondary phenomenon, the result of the inadequacy of tissue perfusion. In 1923 Cannon summarized his wartime experience in Traumatic Shock?" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Cannon presented this copy of Traumatic Shock to his commanding officer at Béthune, Colonel Cuthbert Sidney Wallace, consulting surgeon to the First Army, British Expeditionary Force. Cannon noted in his preface that ?"We were serving under Colonel Cuthbert Wallace, later Major-General Sir Cuthbert Wallace, who was as eager as any of us to secure further knowledge of shock and who helped and encouraged us in our efforts?" (p. ix).

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        Joseph's Dreams.

      1923 1923 - (Adelaide): Printed for Private Circulation, 1923. Royal 8vo. Orig. qtr. vellum-backed grey boards (slightly shelf-soiled; some chipping to spine). (24pp.). Edition lim. to 75 copies, this being No. 12 initialled 'G.F.H.' (George F. Hassell) of Adelaide, the printer. Endpapers age-toned as usual, and some occasional light foxing, otherwise a fine uncut copy of this extremely rare item, bearing the name of Mr Bertie (the noted Australian historian) as well as the bookplates of the late Walter Stone, and Harry Austin Brentnall.

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        Die Liebenden von Kandahar. Deutsch von Franz Werner Schmidt. Mit 3 radierten Vignetten und 6 ganzseitigen und signierten Radierungen unter Schutzblatt von Hugo Steiner-Prag.

      Berlin, Franz Schneider 1923 - Erstausgabe. - M12910 Gr.-8° (27 x 19 cm). Braunes OriginalHalbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel ,die Deckel mit Batikpapier bezogen. Mit Klarsichtumschlag und im einfachen Pappschuber. Kopfgoldschnitt, zweiseitig unbeschnitten. Einband einwandfrei. 56 (3) Seiten mit 3 radierten Vignetten und 6 eingebundenen Originalradierungen, jeweils signiert. Zwei der eingebunden Radierungen noch einmal als"Probe" bezeichnet lose beigefügt. Handschriflich numeriertes Exemplar 145 von 200 Exemplaren, unter dem Druckvermerk ein weiteres Mal vom Künstler signiert. Im unteren Rand ist das Papier schwach wellig, Seiten 21/22 mit kleinen (1cm) Fleck im unteren Rand, Seite 35 ebendort mit einem verlaufenen geößeren Fleck, sonst einwandfrei. Einer der beiden Probedrucke ist schief und hat zur Signatur hin einen unauffälligen Fleck.Der andere tadellos. Schönes und dekoratives und richtig gut erhaltenes Exemplar. 900

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        April Twilights and Other Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1923. First edition thus, a re-issue of Cather's first book, with additional poems, some of them previously unpublished. Fine in very good or better dustwrapper which is rubbed at the spine, and has some very slight loss at the spinal extremities. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Men Like Gods

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1923 First edition, first printing. Fine in a fine jacket. An exceptionally beautiful and fine copy.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        The Mysterious Affair At Styles

      UK: The Bodley Head, 1923. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good+/Very Good+. The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie First Edition The Bodley Head 1923. First Cheap Edition February 1923. No foxing or browning, covers G+ in original pictorial dust jacket, showing only light wear. Not price clipped. Extremely scarce.

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        Day Dreams

      HURST & BLACKETT, LONDON 1923 - Light shelf wear, small bookplate on inner front board, very light foxing, title page has a red stamp on bottom stating "The Valentino Association," else, very good, bright gold gilt on cover & spine, clean, tight & unmarked. Also, has a glassine dust jacket which is creased with general wear. DATE PUBLISHED: 1923 EDITION: 143 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Howard Pyle's Book of The American Spirit

      1923. first edition. With Twenty-Two Color Plates by Howard PylePYLE, Howard. Howard Pyle's Book of The American Spirit. The Romance of American History Pictured by Howard Pyle. Compiled by Merle Johnson: with Narrative Descriptive Text from Original Sources Edited by Francis J. Dowd. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. First edition, first issue with B-X on the copyright page. Folio (12 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 308 x 225 mm.). xviii, 346 pp. Twenty-two full-page color plates and 180 black and white illustrations throughout.Publisher's black cloth over tan boards, front cover with color illustration laid-on and lettered in dark brown, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained orange. One small marginal tear (7/8 inch) on pp. 223/224, otherwise a very fine copy in the original tan paper dust jacket with the same color illustration pasted onto the front. This is the finest copy we have ever seen."A companion to the famous Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates. It contains more than two hundred pictures, representing events in American history. These drawings and paintings have themselves an interesting history. During the past quarter of a century wood engravings of over half of them, made by the masters of that art, have been treasured in the Harper collection. More than twenty of the pictures are in full color. The narrative and descriptive captions are embellished by decorative cuts. The book is a choice example of Howard Pyle's work." (Dust jacket front flap).BAL, Volume 7, page 191.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Birds, beasts and flowers

      London: Martin Secker, 1923, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st U. K. EditionFine cloth copy in a poor dust jacket with significant loss, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages; Description: 207 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Poetry -- D. H. Lawrence. Referenced by Roberts: A27a.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad Complete in 24 Volumes, Personal Edition

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. What is remarkable about this Conrad set published between 1923 and 1924 is not only that all 24 volumes are present but that they include their original 24 dust jackets. The books are bound in a deep, satiny blue cloth with gilt spine titles and top-edge gilt. There is also a blind-stamped cameo vignette of a ship on each spine, as well as blind-stamped borders in addition to a gilt line beneath each title. The books are all tightly and securely bound and show only minimal spine and edge rubbing, having been protected by the jackets. Some have light fading of the cloth at the top edge. Only three volumes contain the original owner's name, hometown and date (1924) written in ink on the front free endpaper. Several other volumes contain his name, etc. in a light pencil, easily erased. The text pages are clean and bright, with no stains, marks, or foxing that I noted. The books mainly range from Very Good to Near Fine condition. As for the dust jackets, I've placed them all into archival Brodart protective sleeves. The dust jackets are a tan paper with a circlular vignette cameo of a ship on the front panel, a small vignette drawing of the author on the spine, and the titles and volume numbers in black. Most of the dust jackets are in Very Good+ condition. They all have some spine browning or darkening. A number have small chips and tears, particularly in the spine area. While most of the dust jackets are in Very Good+ condition, at least, about two of the dust jackets are in only Good+ condition, with some seam separations and taped repairs on the reverse, particularly in Volume 4. The Volume 2 jacket, as can be seen, has larger spine chips than the others. I believe that these uniform volumes were originally sold separately, rather than as a set. The volume numbers on the dust jackets are not to be found in the books themselves. I've included photos of the books with their dust jackets and without, so that the buyer can decide how he might with to display them. The titles, in volume number order, are as follows: 1. The Arrow of Gold, 2. Victory, 3. Almayer's Folly, 4. Lord Jim, 5. Youth, 6. An Outcast of the Islands, 7. Typhoon, 8. The Rescue, 9. Chance, 10. The Shadow-Line, 11. The Inheritors, 12. The Mirror of the Sea, 13. The Nigger of the Narcissus, 14. Nostromo, 15. Notes on Life and Letters, 16. A Personal Record, 17. Romance, 18. The Secret Agent, 19. A Set of Six, 20. Tales of Unrest, 21. Twixt Land and Sea, 22. Under Western Eyes, 23. Within the Tides, 24. The Rover. Each book measures 5 1/4 by 7 5/8 inches. The shipping weight comes to 31 pounds and a shipping adjustment email will be sent to the buyer following order. NOTE: I am also offering Conrad's two final works, Suspicion and Last Essays published posthumously a year or two after this set, in separate listings. . Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Mysterious Affair At Styles

      The Bodley Head, UK 1923 - The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie First Edition The Bodley Head 1923. First Cheap Edition February 1923. No foxing or browning, covers G+ in original pictorial dust jacket, showing only light wear. Not price clipped. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The Case for Spirit Photography

      New York: George H. Doran and Co., 1923. First American Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth shows light soiling and edge wear. The jacket has uneven toning, soiling, a price sticker removal mark, and light edge wear. First American edition, rather rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Der Fasciculus Medicinae des Johannes de Ketham.

      . Monumenta Medica, 1. Hrsg. v. Henry E. Sigerist. - Mailand, E.Lier & Co., 1923. Gr.-Folio, (36 pp. mit 6 Holzschnitten), pp.37-57, (3) pp., 4 Abb., mont. 13 Tafeln, orig. Halbleinenband; die fleckigen Vorsätze werden auf Wunsch erneuert.. Erste Ausgabe! - "Eine neue Reihe graphischer und im schlichten Buchdruck hergestellter Do kumente aus medizinischer Vergangen heit wird mit diesem Bande eröffnet. Man darf wohl sagen monumental. Handelt es sich doch um ein ganz besonders wichtiges Stück aus der stattlichen Schar medizinischer Frühdrucke bei diesem medizinischen Faszikel, den man sich mit dem Titel "der Ketham" kurz zu be zeichnen gewöhnt hat. - Er kann mit gutem Rechte als ein gra phischer Erstling ärztlicher Gebrauchsliteratur bezeichnet werden. Waren es doch schon zwanzig Jahre her, seit der Buchdruck, die neue Vervielfältigungskunst der Texte, sich auch in den Dienst der wissenschaft lichen medizinischen Publizistik gestellt hatte. Aber noch hatte kein Verleger oder Drucker den Wagemut gezeigt, die unentbehrlichsten Stücke der alltäglichen ärztlichen Gebrauchs graphik, in ein knappes Bündel zusammengefaßt, hinausgehen zu lassen. Ein solcher medizinischer Gebrauchsfaszikel erschien 1491 in Venedig und fand einen guten Markt, trotz dem an der Auswahl zum Strauße nichts neu war als höchstens die Titelbezeichnung - trotzdem oder wohlrichtiger gesagt eben des wegen! Das Ganze war ja schon einige Jahr zehnte vor der Erfindung der Buchdrucker kunst durch einen Überlegsamen, mit dem Tagesbedarf der Ärzte seiner Zeit wohlver trauten Sachkundigen handschriftlich in Bild und Text zusammengebündelt gewesen und schon einigermaßen "eingeführt". Gerade nach solchem Literaturgut griff aber die sich ent wickelnde Buchindustrie der Wiegendrucke mit besonderer treffsicherer Vorliebe. Daß die Venetianer Kethamdrucker die Sache mit un verkennbarer Großzügigkeit angepackt ha ben, ist nicht zu leugnen, das beweist auch die vorliegende Reproduktion. - - Vor rund anderthalb Jahrzehnten hatte ich mit dem verstorbenen Gustav Klein in München für dessen "Alte Meister der Me dizin und Naturkunde" einen Neudruck des Ketham in's Auge gefaßt. Klein hatte schon mit der Sammlung des parallelen Bildwerks zum vierten Bildstück im Strauße dieser Ärzte-Graphik, zum Lehrbild der Schwangeren, be gonnen, wie er es in der Festschrift für F. v. Winckel "Alte und neue Gynäkologie" 1907 bei J. F. Lehmann in München veröffent lichte. Ich schlug ihm vor, mir das Geleitswort zum Ganzen zu überlassen und nur die ihm als Gynäkologen besonders am Herzen he gende "Gravida" zu bearbeiten, wozu ich ihm mein ganzes hiezu gefundenes reiches graphi sches Material zur Verfügung stellte, das in den Tafeln dieser Einführung beisammen ist. Mit den Reproduktionen wurde begonnen, aber äußere Umstände verzögerten die Sache. Sie ist damals schließlich ganz unterblieben. In seinem Nachlaß hat sich nichts auf den "Ketham" oder die "Gravida" Bezügliches gefunden. Seinem Gedächtnis aber sei der Gravida-Abschnitt dieses begleitenden Textes und sein Bildwerk (Tafel VI-IX u. XI) geweiht." Karl Sudhoff, Leipzig, am Karfreitag 1923. - - INHALTSVERZEICHNIS: - FACSIMILE des "Fasciculus medicinae" Venedig 1491 (pp-6-34) und HISTORISCHE EINFÜHRUNG (pp.38-47). - Tafeln: - 1.: HARNGLASSCHEIBE aus Ms. 1177 der Leipziger Universitätsbibliothek (um 1400), Bl. 28R. - 2.: HARNGLASSCHEIBEN, oben aus Ms. 1192 aus der zweiten Hälfte, unten aus Ms. 1175 (Bl. 43V) aus der ersten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts, beide der Leipziger Universitäts-Bibliothek angehörig. - 3.: LASSSTELLENMANN aus dem Cod. lat. 206 der Münchener Staatsbibliothek, Bl. 35, um 1400. - 4.: TIERKREISMANN (Dominium Signorum) aus dem 13. Jahrhundert im Cod. lat. 14414, Bl. 188, der Münchener Staatsbibliothek. - 5.: BILD EINER SCHWANGEREN aus der Persischen Handschrift 1555 (Schefer P. 239), Bl. 29 der Pariser Nationalbibliothek. - 6.: SCHWANGERNBILD aus Ms. 1122 der Leipziger Universitäts- Bibliothek, um 1400. - 7.: - Desgleichen aus dem Ms. Ny Kl. Sml. 84b der Königl. Bibliothek zu Kopenhagen, Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts. - 8.: - Desgleichen aus dem Cod. germanicus 597, Bl. 259 der Münchener Staatsbibliothek, 15. Jahrhundert zweite Hälfte. - 9.: - Desgleichen aus dem Besitze Professor Gustav Kleins, heute in Löwen. - 10.: - Desgleichen (Fragment) aus der Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, Ms. lat. Fol.° 782 (Einzelblatt) 15. Jahrhundert. - 11.: - Desgleichen aus Ms. Ny. Kgl. Sml. 84b zu Kopenhagen um 1500. - 12.: WUNDENMANN ebendaher aus der gleichen Zeit. - 13.: KRANKHEITSMANN, desgleichen aus derselben Kopenhagener Handschrift und der nämlichen Zeit. - - Facsimile of the first edition of the 'Fasciculus medicinae', "a collection of short medical treatises which circulated widely in manuscript, some as early as the 13 century, and was attributed by the printers to its former owner, Johannes von Kirchheim, a professor of medicine in Vienna about 1600. His name was probably corrupted by the printers to Ketham. The great importance of this book is that it includes the first anatomic (book) illustration of any kind." The 20-page commentary with additional illustrations is by Karl Sudhoff. cf. Garrison & Morton No. 363 (1st.Ed. 1491)

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        L'Europa vivente

      Firenze: La Voce, 1923. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Teoria storica del sindacalismo nazionale. Prefazione di Ardengo Soffici [Gambetti, 1997]

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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars

      George G Harrap, 1923. In grey boards with vellum spine which richly decorated with gilt. There is some wear to extremities of the corners, but generally the book is clean and the gilt is bright. It is contained in a custom0made solander box. First edition, English issue of this maginficently illustrated work by Timlin. .George G Harrap published this huge and magnificent volume in November 1923, finely bound in half vellum richly decorated in gilt. The book contains superb color plates by the artist, alternated throughout with 48 leaves adorned with his fine calligraphic and poetic text. These pieces of art were all mounted by hand on gray matte paper, reminiscent of Harrap's best pre-war editions de luxe. Timlin's fantasy is a magical combination of science fiction and fairyland. His watercolors equal the best work of Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson (Dalby, 102). The book's strength [rests] on its exotic descriptions and beautiful illustrations (Clute & Grant, 949-50). A must for the serious bibliophile

      [Bookseller: Africana Books]
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        The Life of a Simple Man

      London: Selwyn & Blount,, 1923. Translated by Margaret Holden. With a Foreword by Edward Garnett. Limited Edition with Hand-Coloured Woodcuts by Agatha Walker. Octavo. Original white cloth backed grey boards, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 6 plates. Gift inscription of Alan Hancox, Cheltenham bookseller, to the front flap of the dust jacket. Small bookplate to rear pastedown. Lower edges of boards a little darkened. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spine panel and a few short closed tears repaired to the verso. Second edition. One of a limited edition of 100 copies with hand-coloured woodcuts. Originally published in 1919. This copy with an extra set of hand-coloured plates loosely inserted.

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