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        Atomic structure and spectral lines. Translated from the third German edition by Henry L. Brose

      London: Methuen. 1923. "First edition in English, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 626; a fine copy in the original printed dust jacket (with considerable text on it touting the importance of the book) with several minor breaks at folds. Sommerfeld was one of the most advanced theoretical physicists of his day. The ""extraordinary extension, enrichment, and precision of Bohr's [quantum] theory by Sommerfeld contributed decisively to its rapid and wide-spread acceptance. Only five years after Bohr's first publication Sommerfeld, recognizing that the mathematical development of this quantum-theoretical atomic model had reached a conclusion of sorts, undertook a comprehensive exposition of the field. His Atombau und Spektrallinien, of which the first edition appeared in late 1919, immediately became the bible of atomic physics, and its successive editions, appearing almost annually in the early 1920's, chronicled the progress of this field up to the eve of the introduction of quantum mechanics"" (DSB). This copy with the early ownership signature of Raymond D. Douglas, MIT class of 1924 and later a professor of mathematics there."

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        Frühling". Landschaft mit sprießenden Pflanzen.

      1923 1923 - Radierung in Rotbraun, V 1923, signiert, betitelt und datiert. 15,5:14,6 cm. Vollrandiger Abdruck auf gelbem Velin. Baschant, der die Kunstschulen in Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Weimar und Leipzig besuchte, war 1921-1924 am Bauhaus tätig. Sein Interesse galt schon früh der Pflanzenwelt, weshalb er mit vielen Botanikern gemeinsam Exkursionen durchführte. 1924-1939 bereiste er Europa, sammelte Pflanzen und legte ein großes Herbarium an, das sich heute in Linz befindet.

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        The Rover

      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.

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        Les Chansons de Miarka, la Fille à L'ourse

      H. Blanchetière Relieur d'Art 1923 - Livre non paginé, pages des poèmes numérotées. Trente dessins, 14 lettres ornées et 17 bois originaux du peintre-graveur Gabriel Belot (1882-1962). Poèmes de Jean Richepin (1849-1926), de l'Académie française. Oeuvre à tirage limité : 30 exemplaires sur Japon Ancien, numéroté de 1 à 30 et contenant une suite à part des Bois sur Japon Pelure. Notre exemplaire porte le numéro 15 et appartient à cette catégorie. En outre, ont été tirés 120 exemplaires sur Vélin à la Cuve, numérotés de 31 à 150 (+ 4 exemplaires hors commerce). Rareté dans la rareté, ce livre porte une dédicace personnelle de Jean Richepin, adressée à Yves Mirande (1876-1957), dramaturge, scénariste et réalisateur français. Couverture rigide, dos à 5 nerfs, dorures. Etat : Bon état. Couverture passée, frottée, rupture entamée entre les plats et le dos. Intérieur : très bon. Pages non rognées. Photos sur demande. 29 x 21.5 x 2.5 cm 865g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grey Wethers. A Romantic Novel

      London: William Heinemann, (1923).. First edition. 8vo. 306 pp. Publisher's grey cloth, black lettered to the spine an upper board, small old pencilled ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of an Ava or Ana Ager, dust jacket. The pale blue lettering to the jacket spine somewhat faded, a few small tears with minimal loss and some spotting also, otherwise very good. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme, A10a.

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        Liegender Frauenakt (Nue allongée).

      1923 1923 - Bleistift, teils gewischt, auf dünnem chamoisfarbenem Velin, signiert und datiert „Marcelle Cahn 1923". 20:27,8 cm. Die Künstlerin entstammte einer wohlhabenden jüdischen Familie. Erste Mal- und Zeichenstudien unternahm sie bereits als Kind. 1915-1918 Ausbildung in Berlin-Charlottenburg an den „Studienateliers für Malerei und Plastik" (sog. „Lewin-Funcke-Schule") unter E. Spiro (1874-1972) und L. Corinth (1858-1925), daneben Kontakt mit der künstlerischen Bewegung „Der Sturm" (Zeitschrift und Galerie). Anschließend kehrte sie in ihre Geburtsstadt zurück. 1920 war ihr erster Aufenthalt in Paris. 1923 begann sie ein Philosophie-Studium in Zürich und machte die Bekanntschaft von E. Munch (1863-1944). 1923 Übersiedelung nach Paris. Dort besuchte sie die Académie Ranson unter E. Vuillard (1868-1940), danach die Académie Moderne bei O. Friesz (1879-1949). Dann Fortsetzung des Studiums bei F. Léger (1881-1955) und A. Ozenfant (1886-1966). 1929 Anschluß an die Künstlergruppe „Cercle Carré" um M. Seuphor (1901-1999) und Freundschaft mit W. Baumeister (1889-1955), H. Arp (1886-1966) und S. Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943). 1930 Rückkehr nach Straßburg, in den nächsten Jahren unternahm sie immer wieder Reisen nach Paris. Ab 1939 Flucht vor der deutschen Besatzung. 1947 Rückkehr nach Paris. Neben ihrer zeichnerischen und malerischen Tätigkeit schuf sie (Foto-)Collagen, ab 1953 Relief-Bilder, seit den 60er Jahren zudem Skulpturen. Arbeiten der Künstlerin sind nur selten auf dem Markt zu finden. Ein großer Teil ihres Werkes befindet sich in Museen – insbesondere in Straßburg und Grenoble –, weite Teile sind jedoch auf der Flucht vor den Deutschen verloren gegangen.

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        DER STURM International Kunst. Ekspressionister og Kubister Malerier / Grafik og Skulpturer. Udstillede I Ole Haslunds Hus Koebenhavn. Deutsch-sprachiger Text von Rudolf Blümner "Die französischen Kubisten".

      Forlag DER STURM, Druck: C. Basista & Co., Berlin., Kopenhagen / Berlin, 1923 - Kopenhagen / Berlin, Forlag DER STURM, Druck: C. Basista & Co., Berlin. 1923, 23 x 15,4 cm, 28 Seiten; montierte schwarz-weiss Tafeln; der Katalog verzeichnet 126 Positionen mit Arbeiten von Archipenko, Bauer, Bauer-Saar, Baumeister, Bernáth, Boguslawskaja, Chagall, Charchoune, Delaunay, Donas, Fischer, Fuhrmann, Gleizes, Haffenrichter, van Heemskerck, Klee, Krug, Marc, Marcoussis, Maxy, Moholy-Nagy, Molzahn, Muche, Nerlinger, Peri, Schreyer, Schwitters, Teutsch, Topp, Walden, Wauer, Zadkine; ferner Braque, Filla, Kokoschka, Larionoff, Léger, Pechstein, Puni, Schrimpf, Uhden. schlichte bedruckte Original-Klammerheftung, Umschlags-Illustration von Léger auf dem Rückendeckel. alter Wasserschaden am oberen Rand (Seiten nicht verklebt und Abbildungen und Texte nicht beeinflusst), Insgesamt ein ordentliches Exemplar. Mit den montierten schwarz-weiss Tafeln von Alexander Archipenko (Siddende Kvinde) - Rudolf Bauer (Symfoni 12) - Willi Baumeister (Stor og lille Figur) - Aurel Bernáth (Jorden) - Robert Delaunay (Sankt Sévérin) - Albert Gleizes (Tre siddende Mennesker) - Jacoba van Heemskerck ( Billede) - Louis Marcoussis (Etude) - Kurt Schwitters ( Arbejderbillede) - Kurt Schwitters / Franz Müllers (Foraarstraad) - Nell Walden (Foraarstemning). - Neueste Literatur: DER STURM, Zentrum der Avantgarde, von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal (2012), 2 Bände. Sprache: dänisch alter Wasserschaden am oberen Rand (Seiten nicht verklebt und Abbildungen und Texte nicht beeinflusst), schlichte bedruckte Original-Klammerheftung, Umschlags-Illustration von Léger auf dem Rückendeckel.

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        Ondes et quanta. Note de M. Louis de Broglie, présentée par M. Jean Perrin. (Séance du 10 Septembre 1923).[Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1923]. First edition.

      The exceptionally rare offprint, of de Broglie's "enunciation of the epochal new principle that particle-wave duality should apply not only to radiation but also to matter ... He made the leap in his September 10, 1923, paper: <i>E = h?</i> should hold not only for photons but also for electrons, to which he assigns a 'fictitious associated wave'." (Pais, <i>Subtle is the Lord</i>, p. 436). "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" (DSB). In his first paper on wave mechanics (January 1926), Schrödinger acknowledged his debt to de Broglie, writing: "I have recently shown that the Einstein gas theory can be founded on the consideration of standing waves which obey the dispersion law of de Broglie ... The above considerations about the atom could have been presented as a generalization of these considerations" (quoted in Pais, <i>loc cit</i>., p. 439). No copies of this offprint are listed on OCLC, COPAC or BNF. KVK locates one copy only (in Germany), but we have not been able to establish with certainty whether that copy is indeed an offprint or merely an extract. No copies have appeared at auction, and we are not aware of any other copy having appeared in commerce. This copy is in very fine condition, a remarkable survival of a document consisting of a single sheet as issued in its original state.<br/><br/> In his 1905 paper 'Über einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt' ('On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light'), "Einstein postulated that light is composed of individual quanta (later called photons) that, in addition to wavelike behavior, demonstrate certain properties unique to particles. In a single stroke he thus revolutionized the theory of light and provided an explanation for, among other phenomena, the emission of electrons from some solids when struck by light, called the photoelectric effect" (<i>Britannica</i>). "The central idea of de Broglie's work, contained in [the present paper], was that the formula <i>E = h?</i> by which Einstein had related the frequency <i>?</i> of light to the energy <i>E</i> of light quanta should not only apply to light but also to material particles. For a particle at rest with mass <i>m</i> he concluded, since its energy is <i>E = mc<sup>2</sup>, that it performs an internal oscillation with frequency <i>? = mc<sup>2</sup>/h</i>. He considered the motion of a particle, carefully taking into account the effects of the special theory of relativity, and was able to construct a wave which was always <i>in phase</i> with the internal oscillation of the particle ... At the end of [the present paper] he gave an application of his theory by showing that he could naturally explain the discrete electron orbits in Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom. Each stable orbit should be closed in the sense that the same phase should be assumed by the matter wave after completion of an orbit" (Brandt, <i>The Harvest of a Century</i>, Chapter 32, p. 133). <br/><br/> De Broglie published two further notes on matter waves in the same volume of <i>Comptes Rendus</i>, which gave applications of his theory of matter waves. In 'Quanta de lumière, diffraction et interférences' (24 September), he predicted on the basis of his theory that 'a stream of electrons traversing a very small aperture will show the phenomenon of diffraction.' This was experimentally observed by C. J. Davisson and L. H. Germer in 1927, work for which they received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1937. "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). In 'Les quanta, la théorie cinétique des gaz et le principe de Fermat' (8 October), he derived a result of Planck on the kinetic theory of gases, by making the assumption that 'the state of a gas will be stable only if the waves corresponding to all the atoms form a system of stationary waves.' He also showed that "the interplay between the propagation of a particle and of its associated matter wave could be expressed in more formal terms as an identity between the fundamental variational principles of Pierre de Fermat (rays), and Pierre Louis Maupertuis (particles)" (DSB). <br/><br/> When de Broglie published these notes he was practically unknown in scientific circles, although his elder brother Maurice had already done important experimental work on X-rays and his illustrious family was famous in France. His ideas became widely known only with the publication of his doctoral thesis <i>Recherches sur la théorie des quanta</i> in the summer of 1924, which is an elaboration of the content of the three notes. On receiving a copy of the thesis from Paul Langevin, de Broglie's doctoral advisor, Einstein said that it "lifted a corner of the great veil" (Isaacson, <i>Einstein: His Life and Universe</i>, p. 327). Einstein's support for de Broglie's ideas brought them to the attention of the principal actors in the development of quantum theory, notably Schrödinger, whose wave mechanics was an extension and completion of de Broglie's work. De Broglie's book <i>Ondes et mouvements</i> (1926), selected by Carter and Muir for the <i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i> exhibition and catalogue (1967), was a further expansion of ideas first published in the notes and thesis.. Offprint from Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Académie des Sciences, Tome 177. 4to, pp. [507]-510. Single sheet as issued, folded once, very fine

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        Breguet (1747 - 1823). Edition revue, corrigee et augmentee, ornee de nombreuses illustrations. Traduit de l'anglais par Louis Desoutter

      London / Londres, 1923.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (dunkelblaues Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln im Format 16,5 x 24,5 cm) mit dekoriertem (Linien in Gold- und Blindprägung) Rücken- und Deckeltitel, jeweils in Goldprägung, und Kopfgoldschnitt. X,159 Seiten Text (in Französisch) und 330 Tafeln auf Kunstdruckpapier (einseitig bedruckt), mit mehr als 700 fotografischen Abbildungen von M.L.Desoutter, die Kuntdrucktafeln jeweils mit Seidenhemdchen. - Aus dem Inhalt: Widmung an Lady Salomons - Vorbemerkung des Verfassers - Kap.I-X - Tafelteil. - Die Abbildungen zeigen eine Bronzebüste von Abraham Louis Breguet (Frontispiz, aus dem Besitz des Verfassers), ein gestochenes Porträt von Breguet, sein Geschäftshaus in Paris sowie sehr viele Taschenuhren und Taschen-Chronometer in Originalgröße, und zwar von jeder Uhr mehrere Aufnahmen (Uhrwerk, Außenansichten), außerdem einige Großuhren sowie zeitgenössische Dokumente. - Aufwendiger Katalog der bedeutendsten Breguet-Sammlung, welche ihr Eigentümer, der englische Jude Salomons, seinerzeit zum Großteil dem Staat Israel vermachte. Vermehrte Neuauflage der englischen Erst-Ausgabe von 1921; eines von 550 Exemplaren in sehr guter Erhaltung (handschriftlicher Namenseintrag auf Schmutztitel, Stempel auf Nachsatz, sonst tadellos)

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        La fille aux yeux d'or. Edition ornee de treize eaux-fortes du peintre graveur Lobel-Riche. 'Le Livre du Bibliophile'.

      Paris, G. & R. Briffaut, 1923,. gr. in-4°, VI + 89 p. + 13 planches gravees a l'eau-forte, reliure en demi-maroquin marin a nerfs et a grands coins, papier peint, tranche superieure doree, reliure signee 'S. David'.. Tirage limite a 500 exemplaires. Un des 415 exemplaires sur velin d'Arches numerotes ( N° 424). Quelques planches a caractere erotique. "Belle edition estimee et cotee" (Carteret IV/53).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Landschaft mit Dorf. (Frühwerk). Oel auf Leinwand.

      1923.. Bildgrösse 49x61 cm. Unten links signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 61x74 cm..

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        Game Birds and Wild-fowl of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: Longmans Green & Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Top edge of upper board faded and fading to spine and upper joint. Some occasional faint foxing. Teg. 1923. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 380mm x 280mm (15" x 11"). 79pp, + plates. Illustrated with 30 tissue guarded colour plates. .

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        Recollections of My Fifty Years Hunting and Fishing

      Boston: Stratford Company, 1923. First edition. Illustrated. iv, 259 pp. Printed by the Alpine Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Original maroon cloth. About fine. Bookplate of Walter Rutherford Peterson. In the uncommon orange printed dust jacket. In Dust Jacket, Signed Turkey, grouse and quail, rail and ducks, chiefly in Michigan, with salmon fishing in Quebec and duck and goose hunting in North Dakota.&#11;&#11;&#11;&#11;Signed by the author on the half-title.

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        Game Birds and Wild-fowl of Great Britain and Ireland

      London Longmans Green & Co 1923. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Top edge of upper board faded and fading to spine and upper joint. Some occasional faint foxing. Teg First Edition Red/gilt hardback cloth cover 380mm x 280mm (15" x 11"). 79pp, + plates. Illustrated with 30 tissue guarded colour plates.

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        GESCHICHTE DER BAYERISCHEN PORZELLAN-MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG

      Published by Karl W. Heirsemann, 1923. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Three volumes. Brown cloth, gilt titles. Tipped-in colour plates. B/w photos. Text in German. Spines lightly faded and bumped. Contents fine. [S]

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        Degas

      London: Ernest Benn, Limited,, 1923. Rendered into English by J. Holroyd-Reece with more than one hundred plates. Quarto. Original brown full pigskin, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Colour frontispiece and 103 black and white plates. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Extremities a little rubbed, tiny chip to head of spine, front inner hinge starting, sporadic faint spotting to contents. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 3 of 100 copies signed by the author and the translator, printed on hand-made paper and with a facsimile reproduction in colour of a pastel drawing by Degas as frontispiece. From a complete edition of 1,000 copies. German art critic and novelist Julius Meier-Graefe (1867?-1935), the author of biographies which include Van Gogh, Cézanne and Renoir, was instrumental in establishing 19th century French painting in general, and impressionism and post-impressionism in particular, as fully-fledged artistic movements, to be considered on a par with classical art. Originally published in Germany in 1920.

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        Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler im Regierungsbezirk Cassel Band VI. Im Auftrag des Bezirksverbandes des Regierungsbezirks Cassel bearbeitet von A. Holtmeyer. 5 Teile (2 Textbände und 3 Tafelbände)

      Marburg: Elwert; 1923.. Erster Tafelteil (1-164) in Mappe. Diese bestossen und stärker gebrauchsspurig. Tafeln jedoch sauber und sehr gut. - Großartiges und umfangreiches Werk zum Thema Alt-Kassel. Die beiden Textbände gehen mit zahlreichen Quellenangaben auf die besprochenen Themen ein und verweisen am Seitenrand stets auf die Nummer der zugehörigen Tafel, damit diese zur Veranschaulichung bzw. Vertiefung des Geschriebenen herangezogen werden kann. - Die Tafeln selbst enthalten neben den Plänen und Ansichten der Stadt Abbildungen der (alten) Gebäude, Grundrisse, Schnitte, Gestaltungs- oder Änderungspläne, Abbildungen von Kunstschätzen und des Interieurs einiger Gebäude und Kirchen etc., von den Ursprüngen der Stadt bis zum Erscheinungsjahr. - Seltene Komplettausführung.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Rendered from the literal and complete version of Dr. J. C. Mardrus; and collated with other sources; by E. Powys Mathers. 16 Volumes Bound in 8

      [New York] London : As Privately Printed for Subscribers of the Casanova Society, No date [1923]. Limited "Sultana Edition,Unexpurgated & Unabridged, from the first American printing", # 64 of 100 sets, SIGNED by Whitman Bennett.. Fine. 8vos, variously paginated, 24 exquisite hand-colored plates by Roderick McRae. Publisher's three-quarter crushed blue morocco & marbled paper over boards, the spines in five compartments separated by raised bands, elaborately lettered or decorated in gilt in all compartments. Top edges gilt, the others uncut. Spines very slightly & uniformly mellowed, occasional trace of foxing, A lovely set in a very limited edition, SIGNED by author, bookseller, publisher & film producer, Whitman Bennett. Includes historical tales, love stories, tragedies, comedies, poems, burlesques and various forms of erotica, all enhanced by the provocative, occasionally naughty illustrations of Roderick McRae.

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

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

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        Physiologie du goût. Nouvelle édition illustrée

      Carteret 1923 2 volumes in - 4 (255 x 168 mm), maroquin marron à grain long, dos lisse et plats ornés de motifs gastronomiques inspirés de la couverture, filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés, étui (reliure signée Randeynes). Belle édition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur d'après Stanley, et de compositions par Henri Pille et Maurice Leloir, gravées à l'eau - forte par Louis Monziès et Léon Boisson. Tirage limité à 375 exemplaires numérotés, un des 75 sur Japon, et l'un des 25 contenant une suite (N° 55). (très bel exemplaire malgré le dos infimement passé). / / 2 quarto volumes (255 x 168 mm), brown long - grained morocco, smooth spine and covers richly decorated with gastronomic tooling inspired from the soft cover, fillets on turns - in, dentelle inside, gilt edges, slipcase (binding signed Randeynes). Nice edition illustrated with a portrait after Stanley, and compositions by Henri Pille and Maurice Leloir, etched by Louis Monziès and Léon Boisson. Limited printing of 375 numbered copies, one of the 75 on Japan paper, and one of the 25 containing a suite (Nr 55). (very fine copy despite the spine slightly faded).

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        Small Hallmarked sterling silver Quaich. Inscribed on the side "Charles Hodges the Second/ From/ Harry Crosby."

      Sheffield [& London]: Mappin & Webb Ltd, 1923. Hallmarked M & W; Crown (Sheffield) , lion, "f" for 1923. Fine.

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        A Room With a View

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1923. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark blue, top edge blue, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, upper tip of rear board worn and frayed, internally fine. An excellent copy in the toned jacket that has some nicks and chips to extremities and 8.5 cm closed tear to rear flap fold. First US edition, first printing in the scarce jacket. Originally published in the UK in 1908.

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

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

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        Armageddon.

      Charleston Poetry Society of South Carolina 1923 - Octavo. First edition. First appearance of this poem, which was awarded the Poetry Society of South Carolina's Southern Prize for 1923. This publication also prints the poems which received honorable mention: "A Fragment" by William Alexander Percy, and "Avalon" by Donald Davidson. This copy is signed by Ransom on front wrapper. Very light rubbing along spine, scattered light foxing to edges, else a near fine copy of this scarce publication, in printed wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Neben der Heerstraße. Erzählungen. Mit (23 Orig.-) Holzschnitten von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

      Zürich u. Leipzig, Grethlein (1923).. 434, (6) S., Halbfranzbd. im Schuber mit Lederkapitalen und Moire-Innenausstattung. Tadelloses Exemplar, hier mit besonders kräftigen Abzügen der Holzschnitte. EA WG² 25. Dube S. 114 - 116. Jentsch 143. V. Kritter V.2.. * "Dieses Werk Kirchners ist wie ein Auftakt zu seinem bekannten illustrativen Hauptwerk, Georg Heym's 'Umbra Vitae'..." (Kritter, S. 92). - Dieses Exemplar im signierten Meistereinband von Roland Meuter: Halbfranzband (rotes Oasenziegenleder) mit oleographiertem Überzugspapier, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, gepunztem Kopfgoldschnitt u. mehrfarbig handgestochenen, französischen Kapitalen. - Eingebunden die Originalbroschur mit dem Einbandholzschnitt, hier in der Variante, in der die Anfangsinitialen und der Holzschnitt über eine lilafarbene Tonfläche gedruckt worden sind. - Die dunklere Fläche am linken Rand der Abbildung ist im Original nicht vorhanden, sondern scantechnisch bedingt.

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        The Book of Robo: Being a Collection of Verses and Prose Writings

      Los Angeles: Privately Printed, 1923 TINA MODOTTIFirst edition. 8" x 5 1/2". Tipped-in frontispiece portrait; 2 tipped-in illustrations. Biographical sketch by Tina Modotti. 2 page introduction by John Cowper Powys. Original tan linen over green and brown batik patterned boards, upper cover with printed paper label. Very good. 59 pages. Scarce.Number 43 of 210 numbered copies.Richey died on February 9, 1922. This collection of his poetry and prose was privately published by his wife, Tina Modotti. Modotti is known today for her reputation as companion and model for photographer Edward Weston.Not in Thomas.

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        Die Bau - und Kunstdenkmäler im Regierungsbezirk Cassel Band VI. Im Auftrag des Bezirksverbandes des Regierungsbezirks Cassel bearbeitet von A. Holtmeyer. 5 Teile (2 Textbände und 3 Tafelbände).

      Marburg: Elwert; 1923.Folio. 874 S. (in zwei Textbänden). Mit 504 Tafeln nach photographischen Aufnahmen und Zeichnungen (in 1 Mappe und 2 Bänden). Rotes Hldr. mit goldener Rückenprägung und grünem, ganzseitig gestaltetem Einbanddeckel. Kapitale der Bände beschädigt. Rücken vom ersten Textteil lose. Zweiter Textband mit zwei Anstreichungen und auf ca. 200 S. mit einem Wasserrand oben, jedoch nicht den Text betreffend. Erster Tafelteil (1 - 164) in Mappe. Diese bestossen und stärker gebrauchsspurig. Tafeln jedoch sauber und sehr gut. - Großartiges und umfangreiches Werk zum Thema Alt - Kassel. Die beiden Textbände gehen mit zahlreichen Quellenangaben auf die besprochenen Themen ein und verweisen am Seitenrand stets auf die Nummer der zugehörigen Tafel, damit diese zur Veranschaulichung bzw. Vertiefung des Geschriebenen herangezogen werden kann. - Die Tafeln selbst enthalten neben den Plänen und Ansichten der Stadt Abbildungen der (alten) Gebäude, Grundrisse, Schnitte, Gestaltungs - oder Änderungspläne, Abbildungen von Kunstschätzen und des Interieurs einiger Gebäude und Kirchen etc., von den Ursprüngen der Stadt bis zum Erscheinungsjahr. - Seltene Komplettausführung. Deutsch

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        Poems by Hernia Whittlebot With an appreciation by Nöel [sic] Coward

      No publisher, no date [1923]., 1958. First Edition (never reprinted). 4to. 29pp. Card wrappers, very lightly tanned and spotted. Staples rusting. Tipped-in to the first leaf is the mock errata slip ("In 'A May Morning' read 'Colwyn Bay' for 'Plymouth Sound'"). Production fault crease to several text leaves. A very crisp and bright copy of Coward's scarce pastiche of Edith Sitwell (she was unimpressed, yet he still published a follow-up, 'Chelsea Buns', two years later). Each appearance of Coward's first name has the diaeresis misplaced, presumably an intentional error. Neat former owner gift inscription inked to head of first leaf.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        Schiller's R&#138;uber.

      (Hellerau, Avalun 1923). - 4¡. 103 S., 2 Bll., durchgehend in Rot u. Schwarz gedruckt. Mit sign. Orig.-Lithographien von Lovis Corinth. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit R&#159;cken- und Deckeltitel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt (leicht verzogen, Schnitt minimal stockfleckig). 31. Avalun-Druck. - Eines von 150 Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe (Nr. 30) (Ges.aufl. 280 Ex.), jedes Vollbild und Impressum vom K&#159;nstler handschriftlich mit Bleistift signiert und gedruckt in einer von Georg Mendelssohn entworfenen expressionistischen Schrift. - Ohne die zus&#138;tzliche Suite von sign. Steinzeichnungen, die den ersten 50 Exemplaren beigegeben wurden. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt jedoch sch&#154;nes Exemplar. - Rodenberg 337. - M&#159;ller 797-808. Lang de

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        Novels. The Text Based on the Collation of the Early Editions by R.W. Chapman. With Notes, Indices

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1923. Large paper edition. Limited to 1000 sets. Illustrations (some in color) from contemporary sources. 5 vols. Large 8vo. Original blue-grey cloth over marbled boards, untrimmed edges. Extra label at end of each volume. Some toning to spines, bookplates; mixed set (vol. 5 with rubbing to spine label, small ecclesiastical library stamp on flyleaf, otherwise unmarked). Overall very good plus. The best edition (and the source for many Oxford re-issues), comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The plates include fashions, views, and reproductions of title pages.

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        Lehrbuch und Atlas der Gastroskopie.

      . München, Lehmann Verlag, 1923, 8°, 132 pp. mit 45 Abb., 119 farb. Abb. auf 20 Taf., orig. Halbleinenband.. Erste Ausgabe! - Rudolf Schindler (1888-1968) etablierte die Gastroskopie als allgemeine diagnostische Methode. - "Viel größeres Interesse erregte 1923 der "Atlas der Gastroskopie von Schindler", weil er sich auf Erfahrungen von 400 Gastroskopien stützte und zum ersten Male aufzeigte, daß auch eine große Anzahl von Magenspiegelungen in geeigneter Hand gefahrlos und fruchtbringend durchgeführt werden konnte. Durch seine systematische Ausgestaltung der Untersuchung als Methode, durch seine technische Verbesserung des Instrumentariums und nicht zuletzt durch seine Erkenntnis von der Häufigkeit der Gastritis und ihrer Feststellbarkeit durch die Gastroskopie hat Schindler der endoskopischen Magenuntersuchung viele Freunde geworben, die nun in umfassender Arbeit die technischen und diagnostischen Methode bis heute entwickelt haben." Kurt Gutzeit & Heinrich Teigte, Die Gastroskopie (1937), p.3

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        The Waste Land

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1923. First edition, second impression, No. 198 of 1,000 copies. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. A worn and somewhat faded copy, with some staining to preliminaries, previous owner&#39;s bookplate, and a witty, manuscript poem on the flyleaf, regarding THE WASTE LAND, signed "Jennifer". "Although called &#39;Second edition&#39; in the colophon, this is actually a second impression from the same setting of type as the first edition ... " (Gallup); and the reading "mount in" on page 41 was not corrected. Published early in 1923, according to Gallup.

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        New Hampshire A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition, no. 50 of 350 copies signed by the author. Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. 1 vols. 8vo. Original black cloth over bevelled boards, t.e.g., others uncut. Very good copy (wear to spine ends). Scarce. Limited edition of this excellent collection, including "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", for which Frost won the Pulitzer Prize.

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        Zentralblatt für Waggonbau-, Schiffbau-, Transportmittel-Industrie. Verbreitet in Mitteleuropa. 6. Jahrgang 1923 mit 52 Nummern.

      Itzehoe, Gröning, 1923.. Mit je Heft ca. 12 - 16 Seiten = gesamt ca. 720 Seiten sowie zahlreichen Anzeigenseiten. Mit einigen Illustrationen und Abbildungen im Text sowie auf den Anzeigenseiten, Privater Halbleinenband der Zeit, 4° ( 30,5 x 24 cm ). Einband stärker berieben und fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, Vorsätze stockfleckig, einige Seiten etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, insgesamt etwas unfrisch ( Gewicht 2500 Gramm ) ( Die Zeitschrift erschien von 1918 - 1936 und ist im Handel so gut wie unauffindbar und ist auch in Bibliotheken selten ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        THREE STORIES & TEN POEMS

      [Paris]: Contact Publishing Company, 1923.. Publisher's pale blue wrappers, printed in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Hint of slight tanning at edges, minuscule nick (no loss) in upper wrapper at spine, otherwise about fine. Half morocco folding case and fleece-lined chemise. First edition of the author's first book -- although only the sequential nature of the volumes in the Three Mountains "Inquest" series prevented >in our time< from preceding it. One of 300 copies printed in Dijon by Maurice Darantiere. Six of the poems had seen prior publication in POETRY (Jan. 1923). The short stories -- "Up in Michigan," "Out of Season," and "My Old Man" -- are here first published. "Up in Michigan" was not reprinted until 1938, and then in somewhat revised form. The other two stories were reprinted in the 1925 Boni & Liveright IN OUR TIME. "No other writer ... [in the Modern Movement] stepped so suddenly into fame, or destroyed with such insouciance so many other writers or ways of writing or became such an immediate symbol of an age" - Cyril Connolly, The Modern Movement. HANNEMAN A1a.

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        The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn In Sixteen Volumes

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles S. Olcott. Koizumi edition. Complete set. All volumes have stated 1923 publication date on title page, with various copyright dates for each volume, early 1900s.. Indexed (Vol. 16 only). Illustrated with frontispieces in color for each volume, all protected with guard-leaf as well as are all black-and-white throughout. Each illustration has caption described in detail. Except as otherwise stated, the illustrations are from photographs by Charles S. Olcott. One-Quarter green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, gilt top edges, deckle fore- and bottom edges, slightly browned, pages age-toned, with clear and bright text-block, endpapers gently tanned. All volumes have clean covers, green paper over boards, with very light shelf-wear to corners and spine, binding tight and firm. Covers of volume One are slightly faded. Contents by volume: Vol. I, Leaves from the Diary of an Impressionist, Creole Sketches and Some Chinese Ghosts; Vol. II, Stray Leaves from Strange Literature, and Fantastics and Other Fancies; Vol. III, Two Years in the French West Indies (Part I); Vol. IV, Two Years in the French West Indies (Part II): Chita, Youma; Vol. V, Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Part I); Vol. VI, Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Part II); Vol. VII, Out of the East, and Kokoro; Vol. VIII, Gleanings in Buddha-Fields, and The Romance of the Milky-Way; Vol. IX, Exotics and Retrospectives, and In Ghostly Japan (some white scuffing to front cover); Vol. X, Shadowings, and A Japanese Miscellany; Vol. XI, Kotto, and Kwaidan; Vol. XII, Japan, an Attempt at Interpretation (some browns spots to front flyleaves and mild white scuffing at front cover); Vols. XIII-XVI (same title, in Four Parts, respectively): Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, including The Japanese Letters. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850?-1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories. The Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi adapted four Hearn tales into his 1965 film, Kwaidan. Some of his stories have been adapted by Ping Chong into his puppet theatre, including the 1999 Kwaidan and the 2002 OBON: Tales of Moonlight and Rain. In 1890, Hearn went to Japan and it was in Japan that he had found a home and his greatest inspiration. [Just a few excerpts from a fascinating and rich life]

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        The Waste Land

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1923. First edition, second impression, No. 198 of 1,000 copies. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. A worn and somewhat faded copy, with some staining to preliminaries, previous owner's bookplate, and a witty, manuscript poem on the flyleaf, regarding THE WASTE LAND, signed "Jennifer". "Although called 'Second edition' in the colophon, this is actually a second impression from the same setting of type as the first edition ... " (Gallup); and the reading "mount in" on page 41 was not corrected. Published early in 1923, according to Gallup.

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        Die Geschichte der Manon Lescaut und des Chevalier des Grieux. (5. Auflage. Übertragen von R[udolf] G. Binding).

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1923.. 8°. Mit acht Photogravüren der 1797 erschienenen Kupferstiche von J. J. Coiny nach L. J. Lefevre. 281 SS., 1 Bl. Dunkelgrüner OMaroquin mit Deckel- u. Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt und Innenkantenvergoldung (minimal beschabt).. Sarkowski 1266 VA.- In einem schönen, signierten Handeinband mit hübschen, marmorierten Vorsätzen, gebunden von J.F. Bösenberg in Leipzig.- Schönes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Over the Balkans and South Russia

      London: Edward Arnold & Co.,, 1923. Being the History of No. 47 Squadron Royal Air Force. Octavo. Original red cloth, black lettered spine. 3 folding maps, 12 plates from photographs. Small typed book label on verso of title. Spine lightly sunned, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "To Major Owen Rutter, with the kind wishes of the author (once of the 7th Wilts) HAJ". Owen Rutter (1889-1944) historian, novelist and travel writer, served in the 7th battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment in France and on the Salonika Front; with his bookplate on the front pastedown. "Number 47 Squadron was formed at Beverley, Yorkshire on 1 March 1916 as a Home Defence squadron equipped with BE2s, BE12s and FK3s. Some six months later, however, the unit was transferred for duty in Salonika with Allied Forces fighting the Bulgarians in Northern Greece. During 1917, the Squadron started to concentrate on bombing and reconnaissance and remained in Greece after the Armistice. In April 1919, the Squadron was dispatched to Southern Russia to help General Denikin's White Russian forces defeat the Bolshevik armies. The Squadron was disbanded in October 1919, when it was absorbed into the Russian Army" (RAF website). Jones worked for the Air Historical Section and completed the official history The War in the Air; his career is summed-up in Giblin and Franks's The Military Cross to Flying Personnel of Great Britain and the Empire 1914-1919 (2008): "Henry Albert Jones was born on 6 August 1893. He was gazette Second Lt in the 8 (Reserve) Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment on 9 Oct 1915. He was seconded to the RFC in the first weeks of 1917, and gazette Flying Officer (Observer) on 30 April 1917. He joined 47 Sqn at Salonika. On 20 Aug 1917 his pilot Lt F W H Thomas and he, in AWFK8 A1466, were attacked by German fighters while returning from a bombing attack on Prilep. Thomas was badly wounded, but managed to recover enough to land the plane safely; he would return to England and die of his wounds several months later. Jones was also wounded, but managed to drive one single-seater down out of control. Both Thomas and Jones would receive the MC"

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        Das Zauberboot. Ein Bilderbuch zum Drehen, Bewegen und Verwandeln. (Das neue Wunderhaus).

      Berlin,1923. Stuffer 1930.. 4°. 6 nn.Bll. Mit teils beweglichen Farbillustrationen. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. (Kanten berieben, Ecken bestossen, etwas fleckig)., fester Einband. 3. Ausgabe des Bilderbuches von T. Seidmann-Freud (1892-1930), einer Nichte von Sigmund Freud, die eine der wichtigsten Bilderbuch-Künstlerinnen der 20er Jahre in Deutschland war und mit der erstmals psychoanalytisches Gedankengut Weg ins Kinderbuch fand. - 1 Bl. mit Randläsur, 3 Bll. mit Klebebandspur, Innengelenk gebrochen, Buchblock jedoch intakt, Ziehmechanismen defekt, können aber restauriert werden, etwas fleckig, Innendeckel mit Kritzeleien von Kinderhand. - Vgl. Doderer III, 374. Pressler 208. "Die Schiefertafel", Jg. IV/3, 1981, S. 163 ff. Bilderwelt 660 und 2062 (1929 u. 1930). Murken-Stuffer 7. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        The World Crisis 1911-1914

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923. Second printing. [vi], 536 pp. Volume I only. Annotated in pencil throughout by Count Metternich, with a manuscript note listing page numbers where annotations and underlining occur. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth. Light shelf wear to covers. In custom blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate. Second printing. [vi], 536 pp. Volume I only. Annotated in pencil throughout by Count Metternich, with a manuscript note listing page numbers where annotations and underlining occur. 8vo. Inscribed by Churchill to Count Metternich, the German Ambassador to England, With His Annotations Throughout. Inscribed on the first blank, "To Count Metternich, from Winston S. Churchill, June 1. 1923." Paul Wolff Metternich (1853-1934) was the German ambassador to England during the lead-up to the First World War, serving from 1901-1912. Metternich read this volume closely and annotated it at length throughout in English, making more than 75 notes in pencil in the margins, some of the notes quite lengthy and filling the entire margin of a page. Metternich engages in a running conversation with Churchill's work, offering his opinions and first-hand recollections of the events described. As to be expected, Metternich often differs quite sharply with Churchill's assessment of the events leading to the outbreak of war, taking the position that Germany was forced into armed conflict against her will - "She wished to be friends with her neighbors, but the neighbors would not be friends with her ..." (note on p. 23). Metternich's notes clearly blame France for the buildup to war, while downplaying the role of Austrian and Russian meddling in the Balkans: "We thought France had not acquired an inherent right to make of Morocco a French colony because Great Britain had given her support for it ... It was not wicked but perhaps unwise to support Austria in her Balkan affairs ... But after all, did Germany attack England? I thought it was vice versa" (p. 24). Metternich does, however, concede in other notes that the buildup of the German navy was disastrous for Anglo-German relations and a significant cause of war, "Our oversea commerce was to a great extent built up on the back of the British Empire and would in all probability have continued to prosper up to the present day without our naval policy which brought about the war with England, the defeat through America ..." (p. 16). Metternich disagrees with Churchill's assertion that England tried to ease Franco-German relations in the years before the war. He always saw England as firmly on the side of France and unwilling to give Germany a fair deal. Metternich's name appears in Churchill's text in connection to the German reaction to the Mansion House speech of Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, which clearly stated England's intention to stand firm in the face of German aggression. Metternich denies that he implied to Sir Edward Grey that Germany was on the verge of military action, provoked by Lloyd George's words: "I do not know what could have made him think so. Certainly not my words on that or any other occasion. Our conversation was perfectly polite and not acrimonious although I had to complain of Mr. Lloyd George's speech" (p. 48). Churchill claims that the German government was blindsided by England's resolve to stand with France, suggesting that Metternich, as ambassador to England, misread the political situation, something he denies: "I have told the German Govt repeatedly since 1904 that in case of war England would be on the side of France, either at once or later on, as the case might be. Two Foreign Secretaries, Sir Lawnsdowne and Sir Edward Grey, had told me so in guarded but unmistakeable words" (note p. 49). Churchill describes a meeting with Metternich on pages 53-5 ("One night the German ambassador, still Count Metternich, whom I had known for ten years, asked me to dine with him ...") Metternich has extensively annotated these pages, including one note correcting Churchill's remark that they drank wine from the Emperor's cellar ("no from my brother's"), and one lengthy note on the question of whether the English navy would initiate a surprise attack on Germany. Other interesting notes include a humorous and lengthy account of a supposed German spy ring of armed waiters run by Metternich in London: "One gallant Colonel, an MP, had even found out that I was at the head of the German waiters, drilling them and hiding arms and ammunition in the cellars of the Embassy, to be distributed to my army of waiters in case of need" (pp. 52-3). Here Metternich describes a meeting with an ailing Bismarck, "[Bismarck] said to me in the year of his death (1898): 'England's muscular system is overgrown by too much fat. She will not anymore raise to a great effort.' I did not deem it becoming to contradict him although I was of different opinion. I had spent some happy time in my young days in the hunting field in England ... and knew something of British energy not withstanding the fat ..." (notes pp. 15-16). Metternich's opinion on the inevitability of war, "Russia had in a secret agreement, if I remember right, in 1885, had conceded Bosnia Herzegovina to Austria ... Had Russia gone to war on account of Serbian grievances in 1909 Germany would have helped Austria, France would have helped Russia and England would have come in, just as in 1914. Sir Edward Grey must have known that. It was a diplomatic contest of strength. In 1905 France gave way, in 1906 Germany gave way, in 1909 Russia gave way, in 1911 Germany gave way, in 1914 none gave way in time and war followed" (pp. 35-6). With many more notes, a complete list of which are available on request. A fascinating and important piece of World War I history, heretofore unknown to scholars.

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        Novels. The Text Based on the Collation of the Early Editions by R.W. Chapman. With Notes, Indices

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1923. Large paper edition. Limited to 1000 sets. Illustrations (some in color) from contemporary sources. 5 vols. Large 8vo. Original blue-grey cloth over marbled boards, untrimmed edges. Extra label at end of each volume. Some toning to spines, bookplates; mixed set (vol. 5 with rubbing to spine label, small ecclesiastical library stamp on flyleaf, otherwise unmarked). Overall very good plus. Large paper edition. Limited to 1000 sets. Illustrations (some in color) from contemporary sources. 5 vols. Large 8vo. The best edition (and the source for many Oxford re-issues), comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The plates include fashions, views, and reproductions of title pages.

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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]

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