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        Original watercolour for The Ship That Sailed to Mars. "The Arrival."

      [Kimberley, South Africa, sometime before 1923] - Original watercolour on paper (image 270 × 247 mm; framed 615 × 540 mm). Together with two original leaves of accompanying calligraphic text: the contents list for "Part three: Mars", and the descriptive text to accompany this plate (text in black with initial letters and decorations in blue). Three items individually matted, glazed and framed. Born in Northumberland, Timlin emigrated to South Africa, where he studied art and practised as an architect. The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923) is his only published book, a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published by George Harrap, who had earlier published Willy Pogany, and they followed a similar format here, reproducing Timlin's original calligraphic text mounted, like the plates, on grey matte paper. Timlin's book is divided in three parts: detailing the building and outfitting of the ship, the journey, and the arrival. "The Arrival" is the first plate of the third part, showing the ship's arrival on Mars itself, sailing high over a lake surrounded by fantastical buildings, the Martian princess watching them from a terrace overlooking the lake. The painting is signed by the artist after publication at the lower left. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Ship That Sailed To Mars (First Edition)

      George G Harrap and Co, London 1923 - Large quarto. First Edition. Issued by Harrap in an edition of 2000 copies in 1923, 250 of which were distributed by Stokes in the US. Near Fine in gilt decorated white vellum spine and gray paper covered boards in a superb, Near Fine dust jacket, with 48 richly colored plates interspersed with sheets of calligraphic text. Housed in a custom maroon quarter-leather clamshell case, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt spine lettering and design. Book is lightly bumped at the spine ends and bottom corners with a touch of offsetting to the pastedowns and a small closed tear (less than 1/4 inch) affecting the bottom of the first six pages. The rare jacket has only a small closed tear to the bottom of the rear hinge and only a touch of light soil and rubbing at the extremities. William Timlin was an artist and author, born in the UK. He studied at the Armstrong College of Art in Newcastle, and moved to South Africa in 1912 with his parents to finish his education. He worked there both as an architect and as an artist, and freely credits the influences of Aubrey Beardsley, Edmund Dulac, and Arthur Rackham in his work. He wrote and illustrated this novel, which also sports his own calligraphy. The story is a combination of science fiction and children's fantasy, wherein a man who believes in fairies has used their skill to construct a ship where they travel into space and on to Mars where they encounter a magical world. "The storyline is minimal, the book's strength resting on its exotic descriptions and beautiful illustrations" (Clute and Grant: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp. 949-950). One of the most lavishly produced volumes related to fantasy fiction and children's literature. A stunning production of the author's only work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS

      - TIMLIN,WILLIAM. THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS. London: George G. Harrap & Co., no date [1923]. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12"), gilt decorated vellum- backed boards, FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw lacks 2 x 2" piece off dw spine, some closed tears). First edition, limited to a reported 2000 copies (including 250 for America). Every page of calligraphic text is individually mounted on heavy gray paper (48 pages of text). The text is accompanied by 48 mounted color plates by Timlin that are really magnificent. Timlin was born in England in 1893 but finished his education in South Africa where he was trained as an architect. This is a beautiful copy of a most fabulous and desired fantasy tale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Ship That Sailed to Mars

      London : George G Harrap , nd[1923] . First Edition . VG . 4TO . One of the major illustrated books of the twentieth century, with all pages mounted on gray card. Bound in half vellum with grey boards and gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. This book can be considered the swan song of the Edwardian illustrated book. A commercial failure, it remains a landmark. Lower corners bumped and some shelfwear to the lower edges otherwise near fine.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars. A Fantasy. Told and Pictured by W. Timlin

      London: George G. Harrap Company Limited, (1923)., 1923. First Edition. 4to. 48 mounted pages of text and 48 mounted colour plates on grey board. Finely bound in dark blue half morocco with gilt titles to spine, decorative gilt rule to blue cloth boards. Original gilt-entitled vellum spine and grey upper with gilt titles bound in. Plates and text clean. Very faint crease to upper corner of pages, closed tear to the top edge of one page, some thumbing and light foxing. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Ship That Sailed To Mars

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, No Date. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. With 48 pages of text alternating with 48 color plates, all tipped onto sheets of gray paper. [1923]. This is one of the 250 copies published under the Stokes imprint (the remaining copies were published in the UK by George Harrap). Magnificent color illustrations in the spirit of Rackham, Dulac, Nielsen and others of the period. The author's only book. White parchment spine over paper-covered boards. This copy has quite heavy damage and loss to the elaborately printed spine with significant loss of parchment at the bottom two inches of spine as well as the spine crown area. Boards are worn about the edges. Internally clean and unmarked. Some of the gray paper backing has become brittle with small corner paper loss at times, but all text and all images in clean unmarked condition. This copy would make an excellent candidate for a marvelous leather rebind. Sold as-is.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Log, The

      Book. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). Original unpublished pen, ink, and watercolor drawing for THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS. {circa 1923}. Signed by artist in lower right-hand corner. WITH leaf of calligraphic text for which it was intended. Image size of the painting itself: 8 1/8 x 11 inches. Image size of the page of text: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Frame size: approximately 30 1/2 x 22 inches. The original painting and the accompanying calligraphic text are matted, glazed, and framed together in elaborate gilt frame. So what we have here is the LOST MARS TIMLIN, painted for the book deemed the most beautiful fantasy book of its day, THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS, but never used in the finished book. With this discovery, we have a new reason to return to a beloved classic one more time for a new view. Art, calligraphy, and frame all fine (our highest grade)..

      [Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy]
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        DETAIL OF MURAL BY DIEGO RIVERA AT THE SECRETARÍA DE EDUCACIÓN PÚBLICA

      - 8 x 10 inch silver gelatin vintage contact print. With the photographer's studio stamp on the blank verso. Fine Diego Rivera created a series of murals at the Secretaría de Educación from 1923 to 1928. Tina Modotti served as his photographer for this mural as well as several others.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Negro Sanhedrin: A Call to Conference

      Howard University, Washington, D.C. 1923 - First edition. Printed brown wrappers. 22, [1]pp. Staples oxidized, and small stains on the rear wrap, probably where the pamphlet was removed from a scrapbook leaf, else a nice, near fine copy. A call for a conference of Negro organizations to be held in Chicago in 1924. Rare. *OCLC* locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Hélices : poemas (1918-1922)

      Editorial Mundo Latino, Madrid 1923 - Hélices, libro de poemas varios, disímiles y afines, que recoge las diferentes etapas evolutivas, franqueadas por el poeta, en el orto de su devenir ascensional, fue compueste de 1918 a 1922 incllusive, años paralelos de su adolescencia inquieta y de su espíritu solicitado por múltiples experimentos y avideces innovadoras. Esta primera edición ha sido exornada con un dibujo bicolor de Barradas; otro dibujo, retrato del autor, por Vázquez-Díaz, y tres grabados en madera de Norah Borges. Y fue terminada su impresión en la imprenta de G. Hernández y Galo Sáez, Mesón de Paños, número VIII, bajo, el día XX de Enero del año 1923, Madrid. Encuadernación del editor. Pequeñas manchas de óxico. Falto de un trocito del lomo en su parte superior. 17x24 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Galeón-Roberto Cataldo]
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        Génitrix.

      Grasset 1923 - - Grasset, Paris 1923, 12x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vert lumière, tirage de tête avec 10 Chine et 30 Japon hors commerce. Reliure en demi maroquin marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Bernasconi. Notre est exemplaire est bien complet du portrait de l'auteur par Raymonde Heudebert, ici en double état à l'instar des exemplaires du tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Duineser Elegien.

      Im Insel-Verlag. Leipzig First Trade edition 1923 - pp. (vi), 7-40, (iv). Original orange cloth, plain white dust wrapper, lettered on the spine - Rilke / Elegien, the wrapper torn at the foot without loss, a few edge nicks and a little wear to the corners but scarce in a dust wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Le langage et la pensée chez l'enfant

      Delachaux et Niestlé 1923 - Préface de Ed. Claparède [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ShepherdsBook]
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        Grey Wethers: A Romantic Novel

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1923. Octavo. Original grey cloth lettered and decoratively blocked in black to front side and spine, bottom edge uncut, with dust jacket. Bookplate pf Constance Kyrle Fletcher to front pastedown. Endpapers lightly browned, some rubbing at extremities, dust jacket a little soiled and rather chipped with a few repairs, otherwise a very good copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Modern English Essays (5 Volumes in Fine Bindings)

      J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd.; E.P. Dutton & Co., London & Toronto: New York 1923 - Set of Five Volumes. Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London (binder) Publishers: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London & Toronto; E. P. Dutton & Co., New York. One quarter crushed blue morocco, marbleized boards. Spines with raised bands, 4 morocco inlay rosettes, and gilt-lettered; top edges gilt. Matching custom marbelized board slipcase 7 x 4.5 x 4.25 inches. Stamped inside marbleized endpaper: BOUND BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, LONDON, ENGLAND. To see more pictures, contact us. This is a collection of critical essays on literature in five volumes. Among the essayists are prominent literary figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Matthew Arnold, William Butler Yeats and Joseph Conrad. Ernest Rhys (1859-1946) was involved in a wide range of literary activities, as editor, poet, playwright, essayist and fiction writer. He was born in London but raised in the coal-mining town of Newcastle. Uninspired by working in his father¿s wine business, he entered the literary world. In 1906, Rhys became the first editor of Everyman¿s Library under the publisher Joseph Dent, a series of affordable editions of classics from world literature. Rhys fervently believed in the transformative power of knowledge and that education and political freedom went hand in hand, and it was his mission to make great literature accessible to a wide range of people. Sangorski & Sutcliffe was a London firm specializing in fine bindings, renowned for their creativity and craftsmanship. It was founded by Francis Sangorski (1875-1912) and George Sutcliffe (1878-1943) in 1901, five years after they met as students at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. There they studied under Douglas Cockerell, and then worked for him for three years before setting up their own business. Sangorski¿s brother Alberto joined the firm as an illuminator, and became a prominent practitioner of the craft. Sangorski & Sutcliffe became known for elaborate bindings embedded with precious and stones and jewels, but also produced a variety of other types. After Francis Sangorski¿s death, Sutcliffe ran the firm himself. He also trained his nephew, Stanley Bray (1907-1995) who inherited the company in 1943 and continued working there until 1985. In 1988, the company merged with the Zaehnsdorf bookbinding firm to form SSZ Ltd., which still operates in London. Condition: Contents generally very good with only minor overall toning and wear. Covers very good and sound, spines irregularly faded to varying tones of brown, few volumes with lightly rubbed joints. Slipcase with some abrasion, fading, abrasions, soiling, but sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Glazer Gallery]
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        Vers une architecture. Cinquième édition.

      Editions G. Crès et Cie., Paris 1923 - 8vo. xi, (1), 230, (2)pp. Later gilt-lettered, leather-backed boards, new-end-papers original paper covers bound-in, stamp of a fish on rear board. "Cinquième édition" is a fictive printing of the first edition. Early issue with the author given as "Le Corbusier-Saugnier". Edition statement on the front cover not in the text itself. A new edition was published in 1924, with revisions, under the name Piere Jeanneret adopted name "Le Corbusier." From the library of the distinquished architect Marshall Sisson with his ownership inscription. hence to his partner and successor Peter Foster, who did the rebinding. Peter Foster, architect and Surveyor of Westminster Abbey 1973-88, was born on May 2, 1919. He died on March 6, 2010, aged 90. Foster’s interest in lettering was manifest in the Vine Press, a private printing press he established with his friend John Peters, hand-printing a series of volumes on handmade paper which are now collectors’ items. Foster also became an adept bookbinder and his fish sign is now cited in catalogues. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        To Hub, My Dog

      New York: Bernhardt Wall, 1923. Uncommon and loving tribute from 29th president Warren Harding to his beloved Boston terrier, Hub. Small octavo, 11 leaves, with text and illustrations etched thruout by the great Bernhardt Wall. THIS COPY INTENDED FOR WARREN HARDING HIMSELF, WHO PASSED AWAY IN AUGUST OF 1923 JUST AS THIS BOOK WAS BEING PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION. "Author's Copy"-- so stated and signed by the etcher and publisher Wall on the limitation leaf-- and possibly unique. 1 of only 50 copies, but this one out-of-series and, as the "author's copy", smaller in format than the 1 of 50. Additionally, this is a PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BERNHARDT WALL IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. A VG copy to boot, bright and well-preserved in plain boards with clean title label mounted on front panel. A wonderful presidential item-- and a scarce title in canine literature. . Signed by Illustrator. Limited. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. Illus. by Bernhardt Wall.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

      - Literatura española. Novela. Siglo XVI. (821.134.2-31"15") Libros infantiles y juveniles.(087.5) Ediciones "La Lectura". Madrid. 1923. 18 cm. 8 v. Encuadernación en en tapa dura plena piel con lomo estampado. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616). Edición y notas de Francisco Rodríguez Marín de la Real Academia Española . HG60 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        LES MONNAIES CAPETIENNES OU ROYALES FRANCAISES. Tome I : De Hugues Capet à la réforme de saint Louis. Tome II : De Louis IX (saint Louis) à Louis XII. [2 volumes].

      1923 - Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1923-1932. Deux volumes grand in-quarto (192 X 282) ) demi-chagrin vert lierre, dos cinq nerfs sertis de filets à froid et dorés, auteur et titre dorés, filet doré sur les plats, tête mouchetée, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure moderne) ; Tome I : XCIV-85 pages et 2 pages non chiffrées (addenda, corrigenda et table des matières) et 18 planches hors-texte ; Tome II : XXXIII-406 pages, 6 pages non chiffrées (tableau des lettres, signes et symboles), XXXVI planches hors-texte. PREMIERE EDITION de cet IMPORTANT OUVRAGE. Il s'agit du catalogue des monnaies capétiennes de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France dressé par Dieudonné. L'ouvrage, devenu rare, se révèle très utile pour l'étude des monnaies capétiennes classées scientifiquement par émissions. Les nombreux ateliers représentés, avec de nombreuses planches rendent l'ouvrage indispensable. Adolphe Dieudonné (1868-1945) passa quarante et un ans de sa vie au Cabinet des médailles avant de prendre sa retraite en 1937. Cernes de mouillures claires sur les plats de couvertures et les premiers et derniers feuillets, sans aucune gravité, sinon BON EXEMPLAIRE dans une solide reliure moderne. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Things New and Old.

      London: William Heinemann, 1923. - Three categories of caricatures by Beerbohm: "Tales of Three Nations," dealing with the history of England, France, and Germany; "Various Persons and Ideas," a miscellany concerned mostly with contemporary culture; and "Studies in the Eighteen-Seventies," being portraits of eminent mid-Victorians. The color frontispiece features Benito Mussolini, and the additional color plate is a jape on the artist himself. 4to, original white linen, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Frontis, 49 plates and an extra plate, signed by Beerbohm, laid in. Gallatin & Oliver 21a. Linen lightly soiled; lower cover with some slight bubbling to the cloth; fine copy in the uncommon original printed dust jacket (a little soiled and worn). First edition, number 7 of 380 numbered copies, signed by Beerbohm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Le grand écart.

      Stock 1923 - - Stock, Paris 1923, 19,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Très bel exemplaire aux témoins conservés présenté sous chemise et étui cartonnés. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for a Garage & Office Building for The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., on San Fernando St. and Gillespie St., San Jose.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June - July. 1923 - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 8 sheets. Job #110. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        SALOME. Drame en un acte. Dessins de Alastair.

      Les Editions G. Cres & Co. Paris. 1923 - French text. Reprint of the original Alastair illustrated version which was published as a limited edition in 1922. Small 4to. (7.6 x 5.8 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 9 colour plates by Alastair. Finely bound, by Bumpus, in contemporary half plum calf. Spine with 5 raised bands. Compartments double ruled, fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Salmon pink cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Light spotting to the blank endpapers otherwise a lovely bright copy in a fine early twentieth century leather binding. This edition contains a bibliography of the various editions of Salome published prior to this one. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        [Photo Album]: The Female Figure

      1923. Quarto. 40pp. Stringbound textured paper wrappers. Moderate wear to the extremities with some waviness to the pages and some photos lifting at the corners but all still firmly secured, very good. This portfolio was sold to subscribers by Allen from his Arthur Allen Studios during the late Teens or early Twenties and contains more than 40 pages of original nude photographic prints pasted onto stiff pages. Each sheet has between two to four different images; many showing four separate poses of the same model. The final three pages include 22 additional nudes tipped in after publication, some photos and some from postcards, possibly issued blank for the buyer to customize. The first page also includes a tipped in title page and a bound in brochure announcing this particular series (along with a pencil note, "Received 19 Ap 1923") and predicting: "We are entering a period of nudity." Allen (1886-1962) was a pioneer in nude photography who was unique in that his models displayed certain regions of the female form not documented by other photographers of the time. Allen claimed this was not for salacious reasons, but rather his earnest attempt to display the entirety of nude figure for artistic and "democratic" ideals. He explained in his biography, "To see womankind entirely nude would place all women on equality... And it would be only their true mental and physical charm that would lift them from the ordinary." Allen was arrested and indicted on several occasions during the 1920s for distributing obscene material but continued undaunted. He further pushed the boundaries with a portfolio of women from other races and a film of nude woman performing choreographed routines and military drills. Eventually he became a photographer for the Elysium Foundation, a nudist society, before fading into obscurity. An interesting and arresting (how could we resist) collection of images from the early part of the 20th Century by an unsung pioneer in nude photography. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        How to Box Scientifically: Complete Instructions on Scientific Boxing

      St. Paul: Gibbons Athletic Association, 1923. 78 p. First edition. Stapled gray wraps. Illustrated with photos of Mike and his nearly undefeated brother, Tommy, sparring. Fine condition with clean, bright pages and sturdy binding. Very light shelf wear. A handsome copy of an extremely scarce work by Mike Gibbons (1887-1956), a legend for his defensive abilities. An OCLC search locates only two copies, one of which is with the Library of Congress; no copies currently in the trade.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Men Like Gods.

      London: Cassell and Company, (1923). - First edition. Currey's "A" binding with "Cassell" in gilt at the foot of the spine. Top edge of spine sunned, o/w a fine copy of the less common "A" binding in d/w which is darkened on the spine but still about fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        Cane

      New York: Boni & Liveright. (1923). First. First edition. Introduction by Waldo Frank. Bookplate and owner's name on the front pastedown, slight bumps at the extremities, a near fine copy lacking the very rare dustwrapper. A lovely copy of the first, and certainly one of the most important books of the Harlem Renaissance. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PICTURESQUE CHINA, ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE: A JOURNEY THROUGH TWELVE PROVINCES. by Ernst Boerschmann; translation by Louis Hamilton.

      New York, Brentano's Publishers., (1923).. 4°, Leinen. Red cloth. xxvi, 288 p., illustrations with titles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian, map. Printed in Germany by Ernst Wasmuth. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper, otherwise good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        Théorie Du Tissage Des Etoffes De SOIe

      Lyon- Paris: Joannès Desvigne et Cie, 1923, Lyon- Paris - 3 Volumes In Foilo. Demi -veau marbré à coins . Dos à nerfs ornés, couvertures conservées . 1923 - 1928 . Trés nombreuses photos , planches , échantillons tissus H.T. Description des systhèmes Jacquard Verdol pour les façonnés, des armures parmi d'autres Pekin , Damas , Satin , Gros de Tours , Brocatelle , Lampes etc. Une partie de la technique qui a fait la réputation du tissage Lyonnais dans le monde , durant les siècles , se trouve réunit dans ces volumes . Superbe état de l'ensemble

      [Bookseller: antika lyon terreaux]
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        [Photo Album]: The Female Figure

      1923. Quarto. 40pp. Stringbound textured paper wrappers. Moderate wear to the extremities with some waviness to the pages and some photos lifting at the corners but all still firmly secured, very good. This portfolio was sold to subscribers by Allen from his Arthur Allen Studios during the late Teens or early Twenties and contains more than 40 pages of original nude photographic prints pasted onto stiff pages. Each sheet has between two to four different images; many showing four separate poses of the same model. The final three pages include 22 additional nudes tipped in after publication, some photos and some from postcards, possibly issued blank for the buyer to customize. The first page also includes a tipped in title page and a bound in brochure announcing this particular series (along with a pencil note, "Received 19 Ap 1923") and predicting: "We are entering a period of nudity." Allen (1886-1962) was a pioneer in nude photography who was unique in that his models displayed certain regions of the female form not documented by other photographers of the time. Allen claimed this was not for salacious reasons, but rather his earnest attempt to display the entirety of nude figure for artistic and "democratic" ideals. He explained in his biography, "To see womankind entirely nude would place all women on equality... And it would be only their true mental and physical charm that would lift them from the ordinary." Allen was arrested and indicted on several occasions during the 1920s for distributing obscene material but continued undaunted. He further pushed the boundaries with a portfolio of women from other races and a film of nude woman performing choreographed routines and military drills. Eventually he became a photographer for the Elysium Foundation, a nudist society, before fading into obscurity. An interesting and arresting (how could we resist) collection of images from the early part of the 20th Century by an unsung pioneer in nude photography. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        KO-JI HO^-TEN

      1923 - WEBER, V.-F. "KO-JI HO-TEN" Dictionnaire a l'usage des amateurs et collectionneurs d'objets d'art japonais et chinois. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1923. Limited edition: This copy is number 217, from an edition of 585, signed by Weber. Profusely illustrated - with over 2100 text illustrations and 75 plates, of which five are in color. Two folio volumes: 40 x 30 cm. (15 3/4 by 12 in.). V. 1: 512 pp. V. 2: 512 pp. + 138 pp. appendices, + 4 pp. 'Liste des corrections secondaires' laid-in. Bound in their original red-and-black-printed paper wrappers. Wrappers show occasional light soiling but are generally clean. Volume 2 has a closed tear at the crown. Both volumes are quite clean and crisp within, though occasionally over opened (- which isn't surprising given the size and weight of these volumes in relation to their paper bindings). Housed in matching blue and white patterned-cloth chitsu cases, lined with marbled paper, with cloth labels. The bright chitsu cases have darkened slightly along their top-edges and backs. An attractive copy of the rare signed limited edition of Weber's classic work on Japanese and Chinese culture, religion and art. It provides information about famous sites in both countries, as well as information about historical and legendary personages; describes manners and customs, festivals and religious practices; and provides biographies, signatures and other distinguishing marks of the painters, sculptors, engravers, ceramists, and other artists and craftsmen. It also offers summaries of the Japanese and Chinese tales and legends that have inspired the artists of the two countries in their works and in the ornamentation of furniture and other objects. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Portrait of a Generation

      Contact Editions / Three Mountain Press, Paris 1923 - First edition. Fine in French-folded wrappers, in a chipped, original unprinted glassine sleeve. McAlmon was the founder of Contact Editions which published James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and several others, including Ernest Hemingway's first book. He was at the center of expatriate life and helped to support various struggling artists and writers in that tumultuous time. One of 200 copies, the sleeve is pretty nearly impossible to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zur Affinen Feldtheorie. {Relativity]

      Berlin: Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XVIII, Berlin 1923 - Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Zur affinen Feldtheorie. Offprint from Sitzungsberichten der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1923. XVIII. 8vo.,4, [137-140] First edition. Orange wrappers. A fine fresh copy in the rare off-print form marked with an asterisk by Weil, denoting a major paper ("Sonderabdruck") & deemed of sufficient interest that a translation was published in Nature Magazine. "Einstein's attempts to formulate a unified field theory [the theoretical framework to account for the fundamental forces of nature.] stemmed from his dissatisfaction with the general relativity theory, which did not adequately incorporate the electromagnetic field into the geometry of space-time". Einstein's first investigation of Weyl's ideas, published in the present paper which Weyl had begun working on in 1918. Weyl was investigating the possibility of constructing a unified field theory preserving the dimensionality of space-time while formally altering its geometry, making it a special case of the class known as affine geometries*. However Einstein later rejected Weyl's theory. "Weil No. 132*; Schilpp--Shields No. 171; Alicke No.113; Norman Library 698; Boni 141. *Affine Geometry is not concerned with the notions of circle, angle and distance. It's a known dictum that in Affine Geometry all triangles are the same. In this context, the word affine was first used by Euler (affinis). In modern parlance, Affine Geometry is a study of properties of geometric objects that remain invariant under affine transformations (mappings). Affine transformations preserve collinearity of points: if three points belong to the same straight line, their images under affine transformations also belong to the same line and, in addition, the middle point remains between the other two points." The early Offprints from "Sitzungsberichten." are called "Sonderabdruck" up to Weil No.165 (including this). From Weil 166 they are called "Sonderausgabe.". - Before 161 (up to 160) the Offprints do not have separate title and pagination (the pagination follows the numbering in the periodical). From 166 the Offprint has both separate printed title and pagination. - ( So Weil Nos 161-165 is still "Abdruck", but with separate title and pagination)." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LANDMARKS IN FRENCH LITERATURE. Presentation Copy To George Rylands.

      Williams & Norgate, London 1923 - Strachey, Lytton. LANDMARKS IN FRENCH LITERATURE. Presentation Copy To George Rylands. London: Williams & Norgate, 1923. First Edition thus (first published in 1912) of Lytton Strachey's first book, after publishing essays and criticism, Inscribed by him to George (Dadie) Rylands on the front free endpaper. "To Dadie from Lytton". With George (Dadie) Rylands library bookplate to the front pastedown. 8vo. 239 pp. Bright and fresh in green cloth, endpapers lightly offset, gilt titles and rules to the spine. "With the commission of this first book, his (Lytton Strachey) years of obscurity and pessimism had reached their end, and to coincide with the new emergent phase, his social and emotional life were also about to undergo some dramatically involved variations of pattern". Holroyd, Michael. Lytton Strachey, The Unknown Years 1880-1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lion and the Rose, The

      1923. first edition. A Fine 1920s Grolieresque Binding by Stikeman & Co.[STIKEMAN & Co., binders]. RICHARDSON, Ethel M. The Lion and the Rose. (The Great Howard Story) Norfolk Line 957-1646: Suffolk Line 1603-1917. With 16 full-page illustrations on art paper. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, [1923]. First edition. Two octavo volumes (9 1/16 x 6 inches; 230 x 154 mm.). [iii]-xvii, [3], 21-296; [iv], 301-615 pp. Sixteen photogravure plates. Handsomely bound by Stikeman & Co, (stamp-signed on rear turn-ins) in full contemporary red crushed levant morocco. Covers elaborately stamped in gilt in a Grolieresque design, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt decorated turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers. A fine set.One of the great and most prominent American bookbinders, "Henry Stikeman’s career virtually paralleled the heyday of art bookbinding in America: beginning toward the end of the 19th century, into the beginning of the 20th. A Stikeman binding from the 1880s through, say, 1918/1919, represents the best work of the firm... During its prime, Stikeman & Co. was capable of turning out a stunningly large volume of high quality work. They did the large majority of the special publisher 'sets' of the period (for Scribners, Harcourt, Riverside Press, etc.), likely looking upon that type of work as their bread-and-butter... What’s apparent in this American (specifically, New York) work... is that the binders were a small group, sharing ideas, working together, and intent on creating an American Style. Stikeman and Macdonald both worked at Matthews, Stikeman eventually taking the firm over, MacDonald leaving before then and starting his own firm around 1880" (Jeff Stikeman).

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        When Christmas Crossed the Peace

      Thomas Allen, Toronto 1923 - Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1923. First Edition. 12mo, 149 pp. Flexible card stock boards; scarce original colored woodcut paper dustjacket wrapped around original card covers; still rarer original matching gift box. Some chipping to VG jacket, two repairable cuts separating a piece of the otherwise VG+ gift box . Interior is immaculate, almost certainly never read; Fine. Rare in any form, this work of fiction by early - and now quite famous - Canadian women's rights activist Nellie McClung - is the story of some Canadian women who outwit the raucous local men in a small Alberta town on Christmas Eve. McClung was such a leader in Canadian Women's Suffrage that on October 18, 1999, she and four others from the movement were permanently honored in the form of five larger-than-life bronze statues (by Canadian artist Barbara Paterson) which were unveiled at Olympic Plaza in Calgary. A second set was unveiled on October 18, 2000, on Parliament Hill - an honor previously reserved for Fathers of Confederation, Canadian monarchs, and deceased prime ministers. Veyr difficult to find at all, nearly impossible to locate in its full woodcut pictorial jacketing and the matching gift box. L28 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sea-Hawk (Sea Hawk)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1923. Reprint edition, but the first edition by this publisher. Barely noticeable abrasions to two preliminary pages else about fine in a bright dustwrapper which has undergone professional restoration, primarily at the folds and extremities, and appears fine. Along with Captain Blood and Scaramouche, one of a trio of swashbuckling novels that helped to define the genre. This was the basis for one of the great silent adventure films, directed in 1924 by Frank Lloyd and featuring Milton Sills as the Sea Hawk, with Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace MacDonald, Marc McDermott, and Wallace Beery. Also well-known is the 1940 Michael Curtiz swashbuckler with Errol Flynn, which kept the Sabatini title but used an original story-line loosely based on the exploits of Sir Francis Drake and modified to draw obvious parallels to England on the verge of WWII. An early copy of a desirable title almost never seen in jacket. .

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        The Vegetable or from President to Postman

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1923. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to cover blindstamped. With the dust jacket. Spine a little faded and lettering oxidized though legible; in the somewhat faded dust jacket missing four small pieces; a very good copy. First edition, first printing of Fitzgerald's satirical play.

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        The Enchanted April

      Doubleday, Page, Garden City 1923 - First American edition. Contemporary light pencil owner's name on the front fly, fine in fine dustwrapper, and in a just about fine pictorial publisher's box. Filmed in 1935 by Harry Beaumont with Ann Harding and Frank Morgan, and again in 1992 by Mike Newell with Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Alfred Molina, Neville Phillips, and Jim Broadbent. Both Plowright and Richardson won Golden Globes. Very scarce in jacket, we've never seen another boxed copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Vegetable

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1923. First. First edition. Spine lettering dull, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. For reasons unknown to us, this copy is Inscribed by Harold H. Knerr, probably the foremost illustrator of the Katzenjammer Kids: "With kindest wishes & best wishes from yours sincerely, Harold H. Knerr." Beneath his inscription, Knerr has drawn his two greatest creations, the mischievous Katzenjammer Kids, Hans and Fritz. Originally created by Rudolph Dirks in 1897, and based on the "Max und Moritz" cartoon pranksters and bad boys created by German artist Wilhelm Busch. Knerr took over the cartoon in 1914, after a lawsuit between the Hearst and Pulitzer papers, and continued until his death in 1949, and created the version of the Katzenjammers best known today. A pleasing little inscription drawing connecting the "bad boy" comic icons to the infant terrible of the 1920s literary world. Fitzgerald's only play. .

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