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        The Rover.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1923 - London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1923, first British edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. The British edition follows the American signed/limited edition, original cloth, there are two states of the dust jacket, this copy with the colorful seascape, jacket is priced at seven shillings and sixpence, some say this is the preferred state of the jacket, includes all issue points as noted in Smith 25, Keating 180. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

      Safari Press. Hardcover. 1571572244 First Thus. (Full Print Line) (reprint of 1923 edition) Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Minor shelf wear. Unmarked. Appears unread. **Tracking on all US orders. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Fine.

      [Bookseller: Never Too Many Books]
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        Teatr. Wst?p do teorji czystej formy w teatrze. O twórczo?ci re?ysera i aktorów. Dokumenty do historji walki. O czyst? form? w teatrze. Dodatek: O naszym futury?mie. [Theatre. Introduction To the Theory of the Pure Form in the Theatre. About the Work of the Director and the Actors. Documents of the History of the Struggle. The Pure Form in the Theatre. Appendix: About Our Futurism.]

      Krakowska Spó?ka Wydawnicza, Kraków 1923 - First edition. In original paper, printed in blue. (1-7), VIII, 278, (2) p. Witkiewicz book that became a milestone in the theory of modern theatre. Stanis?aw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939) was a Polish avant-garde playwright, poet, painter and philosopher. In the 1920s he joined the avant-garde circles of Poland, and got closely associated with the "Formists", the expressionist, cubist artistic and literary group. At this time he published his principles about modern theatre in this book. He professed the autonomy of the stage world, that functioning according to its own laws of internal composition. Few marginal notes in pencil, otherwise a fine copy. In original paper, printed in blue [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Ondes et quanta. Note de M. Louis de Broglie, présentée par M. Jean Perrin. (Author's offprint from Comptes Rendus, vol. 177).

      (Paris, Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1923). 4to. Very nice and clean. Pp. (507)-510.. First edition, in the extremely scarce offprint, of this cornerstone of modern physics, De Broglie's seminal paper, in which he first introduced the epochal principle that particle-wave duality should apply not only to radiation but also to matter, thus establishing the foundation for quantum mechanics and inaugurating a new era in physics. This seminal paper, in which De Broglie for the first time formulates his revolutionary theory, was held on September 10, 1923, making this date one of the most significant in the history of modern physics. Later in 1923, De Broglie published another two papers on the same subject (also in Comptes Rendus), and in 1924 his doctoral dissertation appeared, based upon his 1923 papers. Later, in 1926, he once again presents in expanded form his groundbreaking theory, this time in his "Ondes et Mouvements" (PMM 417). "He made the leap in his September 10, 1923, paper: E=hv should hold not only for photons but also for electrons, to which he assigns a 'fictitious associated wave'." (Pais, Subtle is the Lord, p. 425)."This idea [i.e. de Broglie's that matter might behave as a wave] was tested and confirmed by Davisson and Germer in 1927... Thus the duality of both light and matter had been established, and physicists had to come to terms with fundamental particles which defied simple theories and demanded two sets of 'complementary' descriptions, each applicable under certain circumstances, but incompatible with one another." (PMM 417). "Louis de Broglie achieved a worldwide reputation for his discovery of the wave theory of matter, for which he received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1929. His work was extended into a full-fledged wave mechanics by Erwin Schrödinger and thus contributed to the creation of quantum mechanics. After an early attempt to propose a deterministic interpretation of his theory, de Broglie joined the Copenhagen school's mainstream noncausal interpretation of the quantum theory." (DSB)

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        Le Mannequin d'Osier.

      Paris, Aux Editions du Sagitaire 1923 - 56 Aquarelles en couleurs de Serge Beaune dont 18 hors-texte. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 1000 exemplaires, celui-ci exemplaire hors commerce sur JAPON impérial (n°HC). Paris, Aux Éditions du Sagittaire, 1923. Très belle reliure plein maroquin noir janséniste. Dos à 4 gros nerfs avec titre et auteur dorés. Large dentelle intérieure dorée. Tête dorée sur témoin. Non rogné. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(24x19). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sword of the North - Highland Memories of the Great War

      Inverness: Robert Carruthers & Sons, 1923. The author states that as the Northern Highlands are practically identical with the recruiting area of the Seaforth Highlanders, the Cameron Highlanders, and the Lovat Scouts he deals chiefly with these regiments. Their splendid record of fighting, however, is parralled by that of their comrades - the Regular, Territorial, and Service Battalions of the Gordon Highlanders, the Black Watch, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and the Scottish Horse. 671pp illustrated with 630 black and white halftones. A splendid book and scarce in good condition.. Cloth, Hardcover. Very Good. 260x190mm.

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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first edition, first printings

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a collector grade full British first edition, first printing six-volume set, published between 1923 and 1931, scarce thus. 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. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning, and the final volume, The Eastern Front, was produced in fewer numbers, making it challenging to fill complete sets. This is a full first printing set, with all six volumes in near fine or better condition. The bindings are unusually clean, bright, and tight, with vivid spine gilt, excellent shelf presentation and only minor wear confined to extremities. Of particular note are The Aftermath, which shows none of the blistering of the cloth endemic to the first printing, and The Eastern Front, which is an immaculately fine, beautifully bright and crisp copy superior even to some of the very few jacketed copies we have seen. The contents of all six volumes are atypically bright. Trivial spotting appears confined to the page edges of the 1916-1918 and The Aftermath volumes, this volume also showing a little spotting to the internal edges of the first few leaves. The sole previous ownership marks are the same armorial bookplate affixed to the front pastedowns of the third, fourth, and fifth volumes. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I).b, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1&2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(ab); Langworth p.105.

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        El Cohete y La Estrella. (Afirmaciones y Dudas Aforísticas, Lanzadas Por elevación)(Con Una Caricatura Lírica De J.B. Por Juan Ramón Jiménez)

      Índice, Madrid 1923 - Biblioteca de Índice. nº 2. Tela ditorial con restauracion en la parte inferior del lomo. Por lo demas muy buen ejemplar. Papel ahuesado con barbas. Primera edición de la primera obra de este escritor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis, full set of six first editions

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a full first edition, first printing set of Winston Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, in which Churchill played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Originally published between 1923 and 1931, the six volume set spans the 1911-1918 war years, with two supplemental volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Unknown War: The Eastern Front). 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. This is a full first edition, first printing set in very good condition. All six volumes retain strong spine color and bright spine gilt, for fairly uniform shelf appearance, including the notoriously fade-prone first volume. Volume I and Volume II are both the first printing binding variants featuring stars on the spine above the subtitle denoting Volume number. (See Cohen, Volume I, A69.1(I).d, p.221 and A69.1(II).b, p.223.) Volume I shows some scuffing and wrinkling to the spine extremities, but compensates with unusually rich, unfaded spine color and bright gilt. External wear throughout the rest of the set is minimal, confined to minor scuffs and small bumps. The contents of all six volumes are clean, with only modest age-toning. Spotting is limited to just a few page edges. The only previous ownership markings noted in the set are a last name inked on The Aftermath front pastedown and a previous owner name ink stamped on The Unknown War front pastedown. The fragile color folding map at the rear of The Unknown War is intact and properly folded. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(I).d, A69.1(II).b, A69.1(III-1&2).a, A69.1(IV).a, and A69.1(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103

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        Max Slevogt: Dreizehn Federlithographien zu dem Märchen Fitchers Vogel

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

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        The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

      Safari Press - 1571572244 First Thus. (Full Print Line) (reprint of 1923 edition) Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Minor shelf wear. Unmarked. Appears unread. **Tracking on all US orders**Most orders shipped within 24 hours**Insurance to all orders over $50** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        11 original photographies.

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

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        Visages de Russie

      1923. GRIGORIEFF, Boris. Visages de Russie. With texts by Louis Reau, Andre Levinson, Andre Antoine and Clare Sheridan. 106 pp. Illustrated with 30 plates by Grigorieff, of which 8 are in colour. Folio, bound in publisher's three-quarter vellum. Paris: Ollendorff, 1923. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this sought-after book by this important early twentieth-century Russian artist. The portraits are all of people involved in the theatre. One of an edition of 450 copies.

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        THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS. A Fantasy

      Frederick A Stokes Company. New York. 1923. FIRST EDITION, US issue. The book was produced in Great Britain, and published simultaneously in Britain and America. Large 4to. (12.2 x 9.5 inches). 48 mounted colour plates, and 48 mounted pages of text. A bright copy in the Original quarter japon, grey paper covered boards, titles and decoration to spine gilt, title to front board in dark grey. Spine slightly soiled,and some light marginal browning. Neat pervious owners inscription (dated 1926) to front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy of this beautiful book. ---- Born in Northumberland, Timlin emigrated to South Africa, where he studied art and practised as an architect. The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923) is his only published book, a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published in Britain by George Harrap, who had earlier published Willy Pogany, and they followed a similar format here, reproducing Timlin's original calligraphic text mounted, like the plates, on grey matte paper

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        NEW HAMPSHIRE A POEM WITH NOTES AND GRACE NOTES

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine which has just a touch of wear at the tips. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. J. J. Lankes. Beveled cloth. First Limited Edition of one of Frost's most notable books and winner of his first Pulitzer Prize containing such poems as "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice." Illustrated with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. Copy #112 of 350 SIGNED by the poet on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first edition, first printings

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Here is a collector grade full British first edition, first printing six-volume set, published between 1923 and 1931, scarce thus. 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. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning, and the final volume, The Eastern Front, was produced in fewer numbers, making it challenging to fill complete sets. This is a full first printing set, with all six volumes in near fine or better condition. The bindings are unusually clean, bright, and tight, with vivid spine gilt, excellent shelf presentation and only minor wear confined to extremities. Of particular note are The Aftermath, which shows none of the blistering of the cloth endemic to the first printing, and The Eastern Front, which is an immaculately fine, beautifully bright and crisp copy superior even to some of the very few jacketed copies we have seen. The contents of all six volumes are atypically bright. Trivial spotting appears confined to the page edges of the 1916-1918 and The Aftermath volumes, this volume also showing a little spotting to the internal edges of the first few leaves. The sole previous ownership marks are the same armorial bookplate affixed to the front pastedowns of the third, fourth, and fifth volumes. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I).b, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1&2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(ab); Langworth p.105.

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

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

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        Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1923. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. First Edition. 429 pp. Octavo. Green cloth. A touch of pencil marginalia on the list of authors at the front. This is an exceedingly difficult title to find and offers a rare glimpse into Montgomery's writing method, about which she was notoriously tight-lipped even in her personal journal. There are many revelations here that merit study. Her words can be found on pages 30, 68, 160, 225, 252, 303, 326, 355, 382, 400 and 420. It is also insightful to see the list of authors among which she is presented, including Algernon Blackwood, Sinclair Lewis and Booth Tarkington..

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        Autograph letter signed ("R.").

      [Bovington camp, Dorset], 27. III. 1923.. Small 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium.. To his friend "Rabbit", the RAF serviceman Robert A. M. Guy, putting off a meeting the latter had suggested and announcing the arrival of his new luxury motorcycle: "Won't do: this is a hush-hush place, in a desert, with no houses or pubs near. You can't come here. - Brough arrived here yesterday. Isn't very fit yet, having only just been decarbonised. I garage him near the camp. I'm afraid you can't have him for Easter though. - I may have next Friday - or rather Friday week, the Friday after Easter, free. (48 hours ex-duty for inoculation). If fine I'll pop up to Farnborough + see you in dinner hour, arriving about 12.30. That do? If not I'll run up some Wednesday afternoon + call on the C.O. + wave a hand to you as I pass. Love and mashed / R." - In August 1922 Lawrence had enlisted in the RAF under the name of "Ross" (hence the initial). He soon took some of the younger recruits under his wing, lending them books and helping them financially. One of these, the short and fair Rob Guy, "beautiful like a Greek God" (in Lawrence's words) but stricken with a "vile" Birmingham accent, was popularly known as "Rabbit" in the force. Judging from Lawrence's correspondence after he left Farnborough and the RAF in 1922, the two must have been very close at some point: indeed, Lawrence said that Guy "embodie[d] the best of the Air Force ranks as I picture them". Yet by the end of 1923, Lawrence had largely withdrawn himself from Guy, writing that "we're very unmatched, + it took [...] the barrack-room communion to weld us comfortably together"; even in this letter penned in March he seems to be edging away cautiously. Lawrence was at the time going through training in the Tank Corps, where, in his continuing quest for anonymity, he was known as "T. E. Shaw". The Brough here mentioned is not in fact the one on which he was famously killed, now on display at the Imperial War Museum. Altogether, Lawrence owned no fewer than eight Brough Superior motorcycles, of which this one (nicknamed "George I" and bought for a princely 150) was the second. - Occasional spotting, otherwise fine.

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        College Yearbook]: The 1923 Columbian

      Senior Class of Columbia College, New York 1923 - First and only edition. Bookplate, light edgewear to the boards and the front hinge weakening, but a sound, very good copy. 1923 Columbia Yearbook. Gehrig initially could not play intercollegiate baseball for Columbia because he had played baseball for a summer professional league during his freshman year, unaware that doing so jeopardized his eligibility to play any collegiate sport. Gehrig was ruled eligible to play on the Lions' football team and was a standout fullback and tackle. He later gained baseball eligibility and joined the Lions on that squad as well. But in this yearbook he is featured in photographs and accounts of his days on the football team over the 1922 season. Gehrig is pictured at least twice and is lauded for his "consistent line-plunging," although his efforts could not prevent the season from being "an unmitigated failure, with few, if any, redeeming qualities." Other notables pictured include the authors Corey Ford and Henry Morton Robinson, and Walter Koppisch, Gehrig's teammate, who was later elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Creative Salesmanship: Scientific Ideas for Salesmen Salesmanagers and Sales Administrators

      J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1923 - First edition. Faint stain on the front board, but the white portion of the spine is less rubbed than usual, a pleasing very good copy lacking the presumed dustwrapper. A very scarce, pioneering volume about scientific advertising. Scientific advertising began its early history in the first part of the 20th Century with the work of Albert Lasker, and became more focused in the early 1920s. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Printsessa Turandot. Teatral'no-tragicheskaia kitaiskaia skazka

      1923. GOZZI, Carlo. Printsessa Turandot. Teatral'no-tragicheskaia kitaiskaia skazka v 5 ak. Illustrated by Ignaty Nivinsky. Folio, 320 x 240 mm, bound in later red cloth preserving original wrappers. Moscow-Petrograd: Gosizdat, [1923]. |~| |~| First Edition: a commemorative account of Vakhtangov's famous production of Princess Turandot at the Moscow Arts Theatre. Unfortunately Vakhtangov died of illness without seeing this production, which he directed from his hospital bed. Costumes and decor were by Ignaty Nivinsky, who was also responsible for the book, providing a Cubistic design for the cover, printed in pastel shades of yellow, blue, pink, and green. The publication, which includes colour plates as well as photographs, gives an idea of the look of the production, but cannot convey its calculated spontaneity. The theatre seated only three hundred people, providing an intimate space which Vakhtangov exploited. He first introduced the members of the cast to the audience by letting them take a bow in front of the curtain, wearing formal evening dress. As the curtain rose the actors proceeded to prepare for the spectacle by transforming first their clothes and then the stage with pieces of coloured material, moving rhythmically in time to music until they had created an illusion of China. The director thus encouraged the audience to share the preparations for the fairy story, and he prevented them from losing themselves entirely in the spectacle by having the actors get in and out of character several times during the performance. Princess Turandot proved so attractive to audiences that it ran to over a thousand performances and was successfully revived in the 1970s, when it played for several years' (Susan Compton, Russian Avant-Garde Books, p. 106 & plate 11). Original wrappers with stains and a few tears. Hellyer 134. Rowell & Wye 493. Russian Modernism 222.

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        The Prince of Wales and the Princes of India

      Rajkot: The Kathiawar Printing Works,, 1923-4. 2 volumes quarto (273 × 210 mm). Original blue morocco-grained leather, bevelled boards, title gilt to the spines, marbled endpapers. Volume I with 3 portrait frontispieces within elaborate gold-printed frames, title pages printed in gold, black and blue, text printed within blue decorative borders topped by the Prince of Wales' feathers throughout, profusely illustrated with numerous portrait plates, and illustrations to the text. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, hinges a little strained, but firm, overall very good. First and only edition of this elaborate celebration of the visit of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, later still the Duke of Windsor, to India in 1920-1 as part of his world tour. The work begins with a biography of the Prince from his birth to the outset of the tour, and includes a fairly thorough account of the North American and Australasian stages before his arrival in the subcontinent, thereafter follows a state by state account of his progress. The tour was not without its controversies, which anticipated more serious difficulties ahead; "His easy manner and innovative hand-shaking sessions (he was the first royal to 'press the flesh' in the modern manner) made the prince a star in the Hollywood style then just emerging. The linking of regal presence and charisma with pranks, such as turning a somersault off a diving board, exactly caught the North American spirit. In 1920 he visited Australia and New Zealand in HMS Renown, with similar success, and in 1921?-2 India. The Congress Party boycotted the visit (made just after the Amritsar massacre and in the aftermath of the disappointment caused by the Montagu?-Chelmsford reforms), but the willingness of Indian crowds to cheer him was noted by commentators. Those responsible for the prince's security … considerably irritated him, and there was a clear tension between what was expected of a future king?-emperor and a personality that was becoming increasingly defined by a populist behaviour which deliberately cut across tradition. He was, he later concluded, 'in unconscious rebellion against my position'. A prince of Wales who was anti-establishment was likely to become a problem. Even so, the success of the tours and the popularity (at least in some quarters) of the prince's lifestyle in Britain seemed to show the extent to which traditional expectations were changing" (ODNB). Uncommon, with just six locations worldwide recorded in OCLC, all being of the "People's Edition", while the present copy is described as the "Royal Edition" on the title page, ink-stamps of Pranay Patwardhan "ex-ruler of Jamkhandi" in the prelims of both volumes.

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        The Works of Theodore Roosevelt

      New York: Charles Scribner?'s Sons, 1923-26. Memorial Edition; 1,050 sets, of which 1,000 were for sale (a further 50 were for presentation). Volume 1 signed by Edith Kermit Roosevelt, wife of Theodore, on the limitation leaf. Fine set of royal octavos bound in rose colored linen cloth with gilt spines; top edges gilt. Volume 1 issued in 1923, Volume 24 in 1926. The last two volumes are the biography by Bishop.

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        The Prince of Wales and the Princes of India.

      Rajkot: The Kathiawar Printing Works, 1923-4 - 2 volumes quarto (273 × 210 mm). Original blue morocco-grained leather, bevelled boards, title gilt to the spines, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, hinges a little strained, but firm, overall very good. Volume I with 3 portrait frontispieces within elaborate gold-printed frames, title pages printed in gold, black and blue, text printed within blue decorative borders topped by the Prince of Wales' feathers throughout, profusely illustrated with numerous portrait plates, and illustrations to the text. First and only edition of this elaborate celebration of the visit of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, later still the Duke of Windsor, to India in 1920-1 as part of his world tour. The work begins with a biography of the Prince from his birth to the outset of the tour, and includes a fairly thorough account of the North American and Australasian stages before his arrival in the subcontinent, thereafter follows a state by state account of his progress. The tour was not without its controversies, which anticipated more serious difficulties ahead; "His easy manner and innovative hand-shaking sessions (he was the first royal to 'press the flesh' in the modern manner) made the prince a star in the Hollywood style then just emerging. The linking of regal presence and charisma with pranks, such as turning a somersault off a diving board, exactly caught the North American spirit. In 1920 he visited Australia and New Zealand in HMS Renown, with similar success, and in 1921–2 India. The Congress Party boycotted the visit (made just after the Amritsar massacre and in the aftermath of the disappointment caused by the Montagu–Chelmsford reforms), but the willingness of Indian crowds to cheer him was noted by commentators. Those responsible for the prince's security considerably irritated him, and there was a clear tension between what was expected of a future king–emperor and a personality that was becoming increasingly defined by a populist behaviour which deliberately cut across tradition. He was, he later concluded, 'in unconscious rebellion against my position'. A prince of Wales who was anti-establishment was likely to become a problem. Even so, the success of the tours and the popularity (at least in some quarters) of the prince's lifestyle in Britain seemed to show the extent to which traditional expectations were changing" (ODNB). Uncommon, with just six locations worldwide recorded in OCLC, all being of the "People's Edition", while the present copy is described as the "Royal Edition" on the title page, ink-stamps of Pranay Patwardhan "ex-ruler of Jamkhandi" in the prelims of both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Pest.

      Gilt spine lettering oxidized. Otherwise a very good book in a superb, virtually fine dust jacket. Scarce in jacket and in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Chariot d'or

      Published 150 copies (No. 149) .Reliure of the time in full brown morocco, spine decorated with five nerves star motifs, dishes decorated with gold stars coaching and a central plate, guards and contreplats Edition fabric, thread and gold star in coaching contreplats, gilt-head witnesses lined case morocco binding signed Kieffer.L'ouvrage is adorned with woodcuts by Robert Bonfils.Provenance: the library Moses Levi (or Levy) Benzion, a great collector and bibliophile, with his bookplate engraved on Egyptian-connected head of the sheet ouvrage.Très nice copy. Société d'édition Paris 1923 17,5x25,5cm relié sous étui

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        Le diable au corps

      First Edition, review copy service. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author to Prince Serge Wolkonsky. Two restorations top and bottom of the back, back flat and marginally insolated, yellowed paper, tiny marginal gaps on the first guard. Our copy of the full please insert glued on a guard, is presented in shirt-case Devauchelle: back morocco olive, anise paper dishes, olive felt inside. Prince Serge Wolkonsky was director of the Bolshoi and the friend of his compatriot Sergei Diaghilev. Grasset Paris 1923 12x19cm broché sous étui

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        Romain Rolland. Der Mann und das Werk

      Illustrated edition of 7 photographs and three facsimiles. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Binding Editor half canvas tobacco back smooth, flat sandy cardboard with small scratches. Rütten & Loening Frankfurt am Main 1923 14x20,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Esope, 1923-1925

      Complete and original autograph manuscript of 74 pages written and foliotées in black ink on the front and protected in a cardboard folder showing the title. Some erasures and corrections autograph of the author. Unprecedented drama in four acts and in verse. The action takes place in Lydia in the fourth century BC .. The play depicts Aesop's mistress Rhodope Kroesos King and his ministers. It joins a small file of the script of the play, another hand or typewritten, probably related to the libretto. S.n. Paris-Mauves s/ Loire 1923-1925 (2) 74pp. in-4 en feuillets

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        Fermé la nuit

      First edition, one of 108 copies reimposed format 4to foolscap, ours one of 100 numbered in Roman numerals registered, print head. Bound in half green morocco with long grain, smooth back slightly past covers and spine preserved. Beautiful specimen. Nrf Paris 1923 16,5x22,5cm relié

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        Sainte Geneviève

      Original, one of 1000 copies numbered on special paper called "HOCHO" edition, one draw with 12 ex luxury and 6 hors commerce. Illustrated book of 14 drawings in the text Audrey Parr engraved on wood by Bonkotsu Igami, "according to the Japanese method," a composition in color Keisen Tomita (overleaf), engraved by Igami Bonkotsu, a poem autograph facsimile title page drawn by Naomi Pernessin. Rare and very nice copy with no freckles, back of the shirt blue calico slightly past. Chinchiocha Tokyo 1923 14x33cm en feuilles se dépliant en accordéon sous ais de kiri et chemise de percaline

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        Manuscrit autographe complet et signé de la traduction française de 'Gaz II' de Georg Raiser établie par Jacques Benoist-Méchin

      Autograph manuscript of 68 pages, complete with many additions, deletions and corrections from the hand of Benoist-Méchin the French translation of the three-act play created during the French occupation of the Ruhr and played before the staff Army of the Rhine in February 1923 rare set in very good condition. Provenance: from the archives of Jacques Benoist-Méchin. S.n. s.l. 1923 24x36,5cm en feuilles

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        Manuscrit autographe complet pour les choeurs et les deux pianos des partitions d''Equateur', musique de Jacques Benoist-Méchin d'après des poèmes extraits de 'Gravitations' de Jules Supervielle

      Complete autograph signed and dated this piece for choir and piano with additions, deletions and corrections autographs Jacques Benoist-Méchin ranges and lyrics of this work adapted from the early poems of Jules Supervielle. We enclose the contract transferring the rights of this work to the music publisher B. Roudanez where figure by mistake the name of Jules Romains instead of that of Jules Supervielle. The set is presented under shirt cardboard and blankets calligraphed by the author. S.n. s.l. 1923-1927 27,5x35,5cm broché

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        A la dérive

      First Edition printed on alfa. Precious autograph signed by the author René Crevel with a pencil. A small tear in glued up a bit, nice copy. J. Ferenczi & fils Paris 1923 12x19cm broché

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        De l'adieu à l'oubli

      First edition of the first poetic work of the author that it does not come from major papers. Sending the author. Our copy has acquired two beautiful autograph letters addressed to the author and dedicatee concerning this item. Illustrations E. Rock, rare and beautiful specimen. Editions du 'Jardin de la France' Blois 1923 14x19cm broché

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        Les biches, ballet avec chant en 1 acte

      First edition of the score, which he did not mention large paper, text in French from the French folk songs and translations in German and English established by Jacques Benoist-Méchin. First course illustrated with a drawing of Marie Laurencin. Rare and nice copy. Au Ménestrel Paris s.d. (1923) 25x32cm broché

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        The Sun Field

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1923. First. First edition. Pencil owner's name on the front fly, a couple of small splash marks and a small sunned patch near the front gutter, a very good or better copy in near fine dustwrapper with a few very small nicks at the corners. According to McCue's, Baseball by the Books: A History and Bibliography of Baseball Fiction (pg. 25): "The first novel with serious baseball content aimed at an adult audience. The book is narrated by a former sportswriter, as Broun was, in love with a free-spirited, intellectual feminist, as was Broun's wife, while she falls for a baseball player who is clearly modeled on Babe Ruth. Numerous players of the early 1920s appear by name." Exceptionally uncommon in any sort of reasonably attractive dustwrapper .

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        Binding, Fine- de Sauty] The Etchings of Sir Francis Seymour Haden, P.R. E.

      Large quarto. Sumptuously bound by Donnelley [stamped in gilt pallet, front dentelle]: designed and finished by Alfred de Sauty in full crushed dark green morocco with lavish central circular gilt designs, inlaid red morocco "H" square blindstamped sectons each with gilt dots and four leaf and heart devices at the corners, repeated on both covers. Spine with raised bands, six gilt panels; inner dentelles with gilt ruling and similar leaf and heart devices. A magnifcent, lavish binding by de Sauty, made more enchanting by the following: on one of the last page (following original cloth covers and spine) is a special printed page with ornate gilt stamped box and label: "This Book" after which is printed in pen: ".was sewn by E. Dvorak, [was] forwarded by J. Todd, [was] designed & finished by 'Alfred de Sauty. Dec 1st, 1925' the latter written in long-hand by de Sauty. Margins of spine on cover slightly worn, else fine. Exceedingly scarce thus, and probably shown in one of the Donnelly exhibitions. Nice matching felt-lined contemporary slipcase. Bookplate of Neva & Guy Littell. Littell was the president of the R. R. Donnelley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        General Pershing recommends future Secretary of State George Marshall to write an article on the U.S. military effort in the First World War

      Two Typed Letters Signed, "John J. Pershing," the first letter as General of the Armies, 1 page, 7" x 9.25" on his official letterhead, Washington, July 2, 1923, to F. H. Hooper, editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica recommending the services of his aide, George C. Marshall to author an article on the United States military efforts during the First World War. Offered together with a second Typed Letter Signed, "John J. Pershing,", 1 page, 7" x 9.25" on his formerly official letterhead, Washington, March 18, 1927, to F. H. Hooper, editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica concerning rewriting the same article for the next edition. Light creases, a few foxed spots and minor marks from paperclips, else near fine condition. In 1923, editor F. H. Hooper approached Pershing to write an article for the 13th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Pershing, who was then composing his own memoir of his experiences in the Great War, declined the offer, but recommended his aide, future Secretary of State, George C. Marshal, then a Major and one of Pershing's aides. Pershing responds to Hooper's offer in full: "I have carefully considered the proposal contained in your letter of June 30th for me to contribute a chapter on the United Sates Command of Allied Forces for the history the Encyclopaedia Britannica purposes publishing, and I regret that it does not seem practicable for me to do this. Your offer is much appreciated and I am very sorry not to make a more favorable reply. Should you be in doubt as to who can prepare the chapter, I suggest my aide-de-camp, Major George C. Marshall, who is familiar with the facts in the matter. Major Marshall and myself leave tomorrow on a five weeks tour of inspection so it would not be possible for him to start on this work, should you desire him to undertake it, until after his return, the last week in August." Apparently Marshall did not accept the offer (if it was tendered to him at all). Like Pershing, Marshall, was also composing his own memoir of the late war. Never confident in his skills as a writer, he shelved the project after showing it to a publisher who promptly asked for revisions. The volume, Memoirs of My Service in the World War would be published posthumously in 1976. (Ed Cray, General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman, 2000, p. 95) Pershing's own memoir of his time in France, My Experiences in the World War, garnered the general a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Whoever Hooper found to write the chapter proved to be a disappointment. In March 1927, Pershing, who had retired in 1924, accepted Hooper's request to undertake a rewrite: "Please accept the assurance of my appreciation of your attitude toward the matter of having the account of the American effort in the World War rewritten. It certainly should be done. I am surprised that the man who wrote it should have made so many errors as to facts and conclusions. It is far from being an accurate or fair account of what our armies did. As you suggested, I shall have the articles prepared and submitted to you for insertion in your next edition. I would be of advantage to know about when that opportunity will occur..." The fourteenth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, published in 1929, included a chapter by Pershing on the "Meuse-Argonne Operation."

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        My Disillusionment in Russia

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First. hardcover. very good(-). Inscribed book by the Russian-born anarchist. 2 volumes, together 420 pages, 8vo, burgundy cloth (Volume 2 is darker and unsigned; inner hinge cracked). Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923-24. First editions. Very good(-) condition. Volume 1 is inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Dr Hans Kahn With my compliments Emma Goldman London Aug. 1925." Volume 2, titled "My Further Disillusionment in Russia," is signed by a previous owner.

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        A Lighter of Flames

      New York: Crowell, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Flagg, James Montgomery. This is one of a thousand copies signed by the author. It is also a presentation copy, inscribed: "To my darling son William S. Hart Jr. from his affectionate father, 1933." Coarse tan cloth over boards with striking turquoise decor surrounding a silhouette on front. Same colors on spine. Some ghosting on endpapers. Binding solid, square and tight. Some soiling on top edge with one nick in cloth. Dust jacket sunned on spine and worn along edges and folds. Chips and minor tears along edges, with a half-moon gap on the lower back cover (non-interfering with text) and a tear across top of spine that removes the first word from the title. Laid in is an 8.5 x 11" four-page summary of reviews for William S. Hart's autobiography My Life East and West. Color frontispiece shows a young Patrick Henry in buckskin declaring "Give me liberty or give me death. William Surrey Hart (December 6, 1864 ?- June 23, 1946) was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is remembered for having "imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity." His Hollywood star is located at 6363 Hollywood Blvd. James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) was an American artist and illustrator remembered primarily for his "Uncle Sam Wants You" illustration. He created many paintings for William S. Hart, most of which are now on view at the William S. Hart Ranch & Museum in Newhall, California.

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        Shackleton's Last Voyage

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd.,, 1923. The Story of the Quest … From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin Large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in black and with large pictorial block, pictorial endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, 100 black and white plates from photographs, sketch maps in the text. A touch of foxing otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911?-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939.

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        Sous le signe du Rossignol -

      L'Edition d'art H. Piazza 1923 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 102 pp. Couverture beige illustrée. Intérieur très frais. Composé de 19 planches en couleurs en hors-texte contrecollées de Kay NIELSEN précédées d'une serpente légendée. Texte imprimé dans un encadrement de 3 filets verts. Très bon état. L'un des 1500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier japon, seul tirage. Cet ouvrage contient les contes suivants : L'Enfant boréal - L'oiseau de feu - Le Vase d'or - L'Enchanteur - La Petite Maison au jardin de choux - Vers la Croix d'Etoiles. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tappan's Burro and Other Stories

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Signed by Grey! Stated first edition, 1923, hardcover with decorative black cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 253pp., illustrated in color. Book VG+ with mild rubbing and hint of soil to boards, binding just tender, previous owner's plate to front pastedown, otherwise text clean and unmarked. DJ VG+ with mild edgewear and rubbing, looking handsome in protective mylar wrap.

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        Altägyptische Festungen an der zweiten Nilschnelle

      Otto Harrassowitz, Leipzig 1923 - Extremely rare. Veröffentlichungen der Ernst von Sieglin Expedition in Ägypten 03. Otto Harrassowitz, Leipzig, 1923. First edition. Folio, 46 pages, 22 plates. Brown cloth. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis, a remarkable set of British first editions with five dated inscriptions from Churchill to his Aunt and significant annotations by her son, Churchill's Cousin, concerning the Battle of Jutland

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. This is an extraordinary inscribed and annotated British first edition set of Churchill's history of the First World War. Each of the five books (the 1916-1918 book was issued in two volumes) is inscribed and dated by Churchill to his Aunt Clara. Clarita "Clara" Jerome Frewen (1851-1935) was the eldest sister of Churchill's mother and wife of Moreton Frewen, the famously slipshod editor of Churchill's first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force. Three inscriptions are dated pre-publication and all five are warmly personal, with Churchill using only his first name. The inscriptions alone would make the set a prize, but it is the second family association that makes the set a unique piece of history. The books passed to Clara's son and Churchill's first cousin, Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958). Oswald was a career naval officer who served under Churchill's leadership as First Lord of the Admiralty during both the First and Second World Wars. Oswald participated in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War, after the war helped the Admiralty prepare the official history of the Battle of Jutland, and during the Second World War served as King's Harbour Master of Scapa Flow. THE ANNOTATIONS: Of note, according to the Frewen family, Oswald's own 1916 diary "is considered to be part of the United Kingdom's national archives because of his description of the Battle of Jutland," with a claim upon the volume made by the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, England. Oswald's extensive annotations in this set appear throughout the two 1916-1918 volumes and run to thousands of words. These annotations are remarkably informed and informative, sharply critical, and compellingly interesting - to both collectors and scholars. Some of Oswald's criticism may be attributed to his partisan admiration of Admiral Jellicoe, some perhaps to jealousy toward a famous cousin. Nonetheless, Oswald's comments are not without some expressed admiration for his Cousin Winston's gifts - both literary and as a leader. And tempering the sharp criticism is the knowledge that Oswald actively sought - and received - his cousin Winston's inscriptions in books that Oswald read and annotated until Oswald's death in 1958. We have transcribed the entirety of Captain Frewen's annotations, producing a 22-page document which we will provide upon request. CONDITION: This set is in sound, unrestored condition, with the original bindings firm and intact - well short of fine but of course to be prized far more for provenance and content than for condition. Five volumes are first edition, first printing. Volume I, the 1911-1914 volume, is first edition, second printing (printed only three days after publication of the first printing). The blue cloth bindings are square and tight, but show some of the scuffing endemic to the smooth navy cloth and some wear to extremities. We note the following: slight outward warping to the 1915 volume boards; some minor fraying at the head of the 1915 volume spine; minor blistering of The Aftermath cloth (to which this particular volume was prone) on the upper front cover and lower right of the spine; minor discoloration spots to The Eastern Front front cover and a wrinkle (binding error rather than blistering) in the upper rear cover cloth. Spotting is substantially confined to the page edges and first and final leaves, the heaviest instance within the set observed on the inscribed page of the 1915 volume. We note no previous ownership marks beyond the author's inscriptions and Captain Frewen's annotations. The set is housed in a navy cloth slipcase with gilt print and decoration. PROVENANCE: This set has remained in the Frewen family until now, providing both sterling provenance and a unique opportunity for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).d, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1).a, A69.2(III-2).a, A69.2(IV).a, A69.2(V).a.; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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