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        The Bibendum Sketchbook. [Illustrations by Cousyn, Grand Aigle, Hautot, C. King, O'Galop, Ortiz and others]. BIBENDUM'S TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR

      Michelin Paris? 1923 - Oblong 4to., First Edition thus, text in English, title and text in blue and black, with very numerous delightful cartoons throughout, neat signature on title; original illustrated wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, yapped edges, covers mildly age-soiled else a very good, clean copy of a rare booklet. One of the world's oldest trademarks, 'Bibendum' (the 'Michelin Man') was created in 1898 by cartoonist Marius Rossillon ['O'Galop'] at the instigation of Andre Michelin. The figure's first mass appearance was on the company's famous poster of 1898 since when it has continued to represent the Michelin company in over 150 companies. This very scarce booklet was produced to mark the figure's twenty-fifth anniversary. Since text and captions are entirely in English (but printed in France) we assume that this is the English version of a French promotional publication. A RARE SURVIVAL. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Nature of Capital and Income

      MACMILLAN CO, NY 1923 - Bright gold gilt on spine, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. General shelf wear, PO's stamp on title page and fore edges, white spot on bottom spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1923 EDITION: 427 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Grigia,, Novelle,

      Potsdam, Müller & Co. Verlag 1923 - mit 6 Originalradierungen von Alfred Zangerl, 47 Seiten, ORDENTLICHES UNBESCHNITTENES EXEMPLAR DER VORZUGSAUSGABE, WG Nr. 5 in GANZLEDER IM IMPRESSUM NUMMERIERTES MIT DER HAND GEBUNDENES EXEMPLAR Nr. 11 (von 100 Exemplaren), vermutlich wurden nur 50 Exemplare in Ganzleder gebunden, aus der Reihe:"Die Sanssouci-Bücher", Band 8, ALLE 6 GANZSEITIGEN ORIGINALRADIERUNGEN SIND AUF JAPANPAPIER ABGEZOGEN UND EINZELN VOM KÜNSTLER SIGNIERT, der Einband ohne nennenswerten Berieb aber mit deutlicher Aufhellung insbesondere des Rückens und der Kanten Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 8°, grünes goldgeprägtes O Ldr mit Kopf-Goldschnitt, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Old Dutch Pottery and Tiles

      London: Benn Brothers, Limited, 1923. First Limited Edition. Vellum. Fine. No. 6 of 12 signed limited deluxe edition. 155 pp + 69 plates, 9 of which are in color. Standard and pioneering work on subject, here produced with large paper (12 by 9.5 inches), heavy stock paper and full vellum binding. Plates feature some color photographs. Other than typical, but slight, bowing of vellum, and the lightest of soilage, If even that, on rear board, this is a fine copy in its finest incarnation.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        Dostoïevsky (Articles et Causeries).

      1923 1923 - Paris: Librarie Plon 1923. 309 s. Opl. 670 numr. ekspl. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. i priv. kart. med skindtitelfelt. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster. Limited to 670 numb. copies. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrapper in later boards with leather label. (Anker Kyster). * Ét af 100 ekspl. på / One of 100 copies on "papier des manufactures impériales du Japon". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        THE PETER PAN PICTURE BOOK. Book and the original Binder's block for front board

      G. Bell & Sons. Ltd. London. 1923. NEW EDITION. 4to. (9.7 x 7.3 inches). Originally published with Woodard Illustrations in 1907. This edition has been reset with new type and has four new illustrations and a new cover design to the front board of the book. Included with this book is the original Book Binder's copper engraved block used to stamp the title and illustration, designed by Alice Woodward specifically for this new issue, onto the front board of all copies. 24 colour plates plus several line engravings throughout the text. Two of the colour plates have come loose at some stage and been re-inserted but where the page edges had previously been standing out from the book edge there is some chipping to the very edges of these to leaves but well away from the colour image and only on the very edge of the page. Illustrated endpapers printed in beige and brown, with previous owner name and inscription , dated 1924, written in the appropriate space. Publishers green cloth binding with the illustration, showing Peter and Wendy sitting outside their tree-house, and the title lettering, in dark green to the front board. Spine lettered in dark green. Overall a very good copy of the book with the unique copper block used to stamp all copies of this revised edition and designed by Alice Woodward specially for this 1923 re-issue, replacing a plainer design used on previous issues of this beautifully illustrated book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Collected Works of W.H. Hudson in Twenty Four Volumes. LIMITED EDITION

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1923. TWENTY FOUR VOLUME SET, original green cloth hardcover with gilt medallion on upper cover, LIMITED TO 750 COPIES FOR SALE IN ENGLAND, top page edges gilt, endpapers browned as ususal, otherwise a very good bright and complete set.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/None. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Carmarthenshire Rare Books.]
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        "Sonnwendzeit". Rosenstilleben.

      . Aquarell, auf dünnem Velin, auf chamoisfarbenem festem Velin aufgezogen, rechts unten monogrammiert "L.H.J.". 5,8:4,6 cm. Fotokopierte Bezeichnung im Passepartout eingeheftet: "1923. / 21.6. / "Sonwendzeit." / Frau Prof. Theiß=Wien / gew. / als verspätetes Ostern / 33 41 / Tempera" sowie entlang des rechten Randes signiert "Jungnickel".. Nach einem Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in München, ging der als Tiermaler bekannte Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel 1897 für fast ein Jahr nach Neapel. 1899 zog er nach Wien und absolvierte eine Ausbildung an der örtlichen Akademie bei C. Griepenkerl (1839-1912). Zwischenzeitlich erfolgte eine Ungarnreise. Ab 1902 setzte er seine Studien bei A. Roller (1864-1935) an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule fort. 1906 besuchte er die Münchner Kunstakademie und war Schüler von C. von Marr (1858-1936), ab 1907 studierte er an der Wiener Kunstakademie und erlernte die Radiertechnik bei W. Unger (1837-1932). In Wien wurde er Mitarbeiter der Wiener Werkstätte und entwarf Gläser, Vasen, Stoffe, Tapeten, Teppiche etc. Mit G. Klimt, mit dem er seit der frühen Wiener Zeit freundschaftlich verbunden war und der starken Vorbildcharakter auf ihn hatte, war er an der Ausschmückung des Palais Stoclet in Brüssel beteiligt. Seine 1909 präsentierten Farbholzschnitte - die ersten zeigte er 1908 - mit Darstellungen von Tieren aus dem Tiergarten Schönbrunn, verschafften ihm internationale Anerkennung. 1911 wurde er Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Frankfurt am Main. Allerdings kehrte er bereits ein Jahr später nach Wien zurück. Von dort aus unternahm er in den 20er Jahren zahlreiche Reisen, die ihn u.a. nach Deutschland, Holland, Italien und Jugoslawien führten. In den 30er Jahren emigrierte er nach Opatija/Kroatien - seine Wohnung wurde zwischenzeitlich von der Gestapo geräumt -, von wo er erst 1952 nach Wien zurückkehrte. Neben Tierdarstellungen als zentrales Thema schuf Jungnickel vorwiegend Bildnisse und Akte, auch Landschaften.

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        SAMMLUNG CAMILLO CASTIGLIONI. BRONZESTATUETTEN UND GERATE.

      Wien 1923 - Ril. in cartone, titolo in oro al dorso, cm 43x32, pp 55 di t., 115 tavv. b/n f.t., edizione numerata di 300 esemplari, il nostro ha il n° 205. Buon esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        The mystery rivers of Tibet. A description of the little-known land where Asia's mightiest rivers gallop in harness through the narrow gateway of Tibet, its peoples, fauna, & flora.

      Seeley Service, London 1923 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [3]-316, [4] ads; folding map, 16 plates and 3 other maps in the text (2 full-p.); fine copy in orig. yellow cloth stamped in black on upper cover and spine. Account of the author's botanical expedition across Tibet to the Chinese border and in the Salween and Mekong river valleys. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "The mystery rivers of Tibet. A description of the little-known land where Asia's mightiest rivers gallop in harness through the narrow gateway of Tibet, its peoples, fauna, & flora."

      London: Seeley Service. 1923. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [3]-316, [4] ads; folding map, 16 plates and 3 other maps in the text (2 full-p.); fine copy in orig. yellow cloth stamped in black on upper cover and spine. Account of the author's botanical expedition across Tibet to the Chinese border and in the Salween and Mekong river valleys."

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        AUGUSTE BROUET. Catalogue de son oeuvre gravé. Précédé d'une étude de Gustave Geffroy. [2 volumes].

      1923 - A Paris, Chez Gaston Boutitié, 1923. Deux volumes in-quarto (234 X 283) demi-maroquin carmin à coins, dos lisse orné de deux larges caissons dorés à encadrement de filets gras et perlés, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, date en queue, filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, plats de la couverture et dos conservés (BERNASCONI). Craquelures sur quelques centimètres au mors supérieur du second plat du premier tome. ÉDITION au tirage limité à 1 030 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 900 sur vélin. Ce catalogue décrit et reproduit 271 pièces qui constituent l'oeuvre gravé de l'artiste. Reproduites en phototypie, elles sont toutes présentées sous serpente légendée. Édition bilingue avec le texte français et anglais. BEL EXEMPLAIRE dans une reliure solide et décorative de BERNASCONI. TEXT BOTH IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Auguste Brouet. Catalogue de son oeuvre gravé, précédé d'une étude de gustave Geffroy, A Paris, Chez Gaston Boutitié, 1923.

      - 2 vol. in-4° en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et portefeuille cartonné sous étui - Tirage limité à 1030 exemplaires numérotés. 1 des 100 exemplaires sur Arches contenant une eau-forte originale de Brouet en deux états. 270 planches. Très bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Injun Babies

      New York, NY: G. P. Putnam, 1923. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dixon, Maynard. Hard-to-find Dixon title in even rarer dust jacket. Written for children in a different time, it contains six tales about young Native folks with some eyebrow-raising names. Nonetheless, the illustrations are charming. Seven color plates, with smaller illustrations throughout. Edges of dust jacket are slightly creased with some very small chips and closed tears, one small stain on rear. A bit of rubbing on corners of bright yellow boards, interior clean, binding tight.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Abeille, illustré par Louis JOU

      André Coq, Paris 1923 - 144 pages, 33 X 24 cm Edition originale de ce conte superbement illustré par Louis Jou de 73 bois gravés originaux in et hors texte, sous couverture en couleurs. Le tirage total est de 403 exemplaires un des 83 sur Japon impérial (N°75), bien complet de sa suite sous chemise, mais sans le dessin original. Exemplaire à toute marge en parfait état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FRENCH ENGRAVINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN THE COLLECTION OF JOSEPH WIDENER, LYNNEWOOD HALL

      London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1923. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 120 COPIES n. Hardcover. A Vast, Beautifully Bound Work with More than 150 Large-Folio Plates. 403 x 283 mm (15 7/8 x 11 1/8").Four volumes. Compiled by Edward Clayton. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 120 COPIES. IMPRESSIVE RED CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE & SON (signed on front turn-ins), triple ruled boards, raised bands, spines gilt in seven compartments, three with lettering, four with ornately gilt foliate cornerpieces and a blooming pineapple shrub centerpiece surrounded by star and circle tools, densely gilt inner dentelles, blue silk pastedowns and free endleaves, top edges gilt, in numbered cloth slipcases (one of the slipcases inexpertly taped along the bottom). WITH 153 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES, 62 OF WHICH ARE COLORED. Captioned tissue guards. A BEAUTIFUL SET, with only the most trivial of imperfections. This rare set has great appeal both for the charm and quality of its illustrations and for Edward Clayton's interesting and informed commentary, and the whole beautifully produced and very substantial work is pleasing as a physical object on the shelf. The works are arranged alphabetically by artist, and many of the great names of the French Rococo, such as Boucher and Fragonard, are well represented. As is typical of the era, scenes of daily life among the highest echelons of society predominate (the figures sometimes dressed, for playful sport, in silken shepherd costume), and flirtation is a frequent theme. The final volume has a large section illustrating costume and an index enabling the reader to search by engraver. Late 19th century French lawyer and politician Albert Christophle was the original owner of this collection, which was purchased by American Joseph Early Widener to enhance the Widener family art collection, one of the most notable in the Western hemisphere. The nucleus of the family collection (of which the etchings form only a small part) was gathered by Peter Widener (1834-1915), who began as a modest Philadelphia butcher and became wealthy supplying the Union army with mutton during the Civil War. One of his sons died of typhoid, and another perished on the Titanic, so the entire family fortune went to the remaining son Joseph Widener (1871-1943), in his day one of America's wealthiest men. Joseph devoted himself to horse racing and art collecting, and his impressive gallery at Lynnewood Hall was visited by Spanish and Swedish royalty. In 1941 Widener donated the collection to the American public; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. was built to house this magnificent artistic treasure. Riviere is considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere started out as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        TALES OF LIFE AND ADVENTURE

      London, Glasgow, Melbourne, Auckland: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., n.d.. [1923]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5[6] 7-279 [280: printer's imprint] [281-287: ads] [288: blank],. original blue boards, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A fine copy in near fine four-color pictorial dust jacket. (illustrating "The Cone") with touch of dust soiling, mainly to rear. panel. Uncommon in the jacket. (#111807). First printing of this collection. Collects thirty-one stories, all published earlier in various collections of Wells's short fiction. Published as number 33 of "Collins' 2/6 Novels" series. Reginald 15077. Watkins, The Catalogue of the H. G. Wells Collection in the Bromley Public Libraries 483. Currey, p. 524.

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        Histoire illustrée de la gravure en France. Complet en 4 volumes de texte et 3 volumes de planches. [illustree]

      Maurice Le Garrec, Paris 1923 - Paris, Maurice Le Garrec, 1923-1929. Texte : (I) Des origines à 1660, XXI-212 pp. ; (II) De 1660 à 1800, XXVIII-245 pp. ; (III) XIXeme siècle, XXXII-301 pp. ; (IV) Table générale, 169 pp. Soit 4 volumes 32 x 23 cm, in-4°, brochés sous couverture rempliée crème et imprimée en noir et sous étuis individuels gris. Planches : (I) 14 pp. + planches 1 à 486 + 3 planches surnumréaires en début de volume, deux pages de titre ; (II) 15 pp. + planches 487 à 908 ; (III) 15 pp. + planches 909 à 1392. Soit 3 volumes 45 x 33 cm, grand in-folio, portant au total 1395 illustrations dont 18 en couleurs sur 875 planches, toutes sous serpentes légendées, en feuilles sous chemises imprimées en noir ou en couleurs et sous portefeuilles imprimés au dos. Edition originale. Tirage limité à 750 exemplaire (+ 25 ex. d'auteur) : n° 520. Notre exemplaire est bien complet des deux épreuves tirées d'après les plaques originales : celle de Daubigny (n° 1022) et celle de Camille Corot (n° 1068). L'ensemble constitue un magnifique exemplaire, où l'on doit tout juste déplorer, une étui partiellent fendillé aux arrêtes, un portefeuille portant une petite restauration, un portefeuille avec l'un de ses 6 rubans déchiré et de menues fentes à certaines charnières des chemises. Les planches, tout comme le texte, sont dans un état de fraîcheur remarquable. Cette somme monumentale pesant près de 40 kg, prévoir des frais de port en conséquence. (Monod, 3210, qui semble oublier le volume de table) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Cartoon panel commemorating the first Opening Day of Yankee Stadium (April 18, 1923)

      [New York, 1923] - The cartoonist and illustrator Thornton Fisher drew several newspaper comics and panels in the 1910s, including 'Kitty Keys', 'Raising the Family', 'Betty's Brother Bobby' and 'The Marrying of Mary'. He also frequently treated baseball and sporting subjects, and this comic commemoration of the very first opening day at Yankee Stadium, is inscribed by Fisher to yet another legendary name associated with the Yankees: Harry M. Stevens, the famous concessionaire who introduced the hot dog at a baseball game at the Polo Grounds in 1907. When Yankee Stadium opened in 1923, Stevens was already a familiar figure to the players; in fact, Babe Ruth - a passionate lover of hot dogs - considered Stevens a second father. The centerpiece of the composite drawing shows the large figure of Babe Ruth, smiling and cocking his bat, with the caption beneath, "Babe opened the Yank Stadium by Poking a Home Run in the 4th, Scoring Dugan and Ward." Nowadays, of course, Yankee Stadium is known as "The House That Ruth Built." Fisher's inscription reads: "To my good friend Harry M Stevens from his sincerely and merrily / Thornton Fisher / April 26th / 1923" A priceless association, and a superb memento of the birth of a baseball legend 11-5/8 x 17 inches. Pen and ink on artist's board, each image captioned; inscribed (ses below), signed ("Thornton Fisher"), and dated ("April 26, 1923") by the artist. Matted and framed; fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cofanetto in legno massiccio di fattura artigianale milanese, epoca anni '20, decorato ad intaglio, titolo a sbalzo sul bordo inferiore "Opere di A.Manzoni", contenente i nove volumetti della collana Diamante come segue: I Promessi Sposi (2 voll.), Scritti filosofici e critici d'arte, La Rivoluzione Francese del 1789 e la Rivoluzione Italiana del 1859, Storia della colonna infame, Scritti sulla lingua italiana, Liriche Tragedie e Versi Vari, Discorso sopra alcuni punti della Storia Longobardica in Italia, Osservazioni sulla morale cattolica. Il cofanetto è aperto sul lato anteriore a mostrare i dorsi dei volumetti, ed il lato superiore è ribaltabile a mezzo di una cerniera in modo da poter prelevare i volumetti stessi. Firenze, Barbera, 1923.

      Nove voll. in 24°, legature edit. T.Tela con titoli oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Piccoli segni d'uso e dorsi leggermente sbiaditi, difetto ad un angolo del cofanetto, ma bell'insieme, unico e di grande fascino.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Calabrò Maria]
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        A Monograph of the Work of Mellor Meigs & Howe

      New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1923. 1923 1st edition, IN A BRIGHT, WELL-PRESERVED EXAMPLE OF THE UNCOMMON DUSTJACKET. Clean and tight and VG+ in its duotone cloth, with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine. And in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ jacket, with very light chipping at the spine extremes. Folio, 212 pgs., crisp black-and-white plates thruout. Faint trace of small, neat former owner name at front flyleaf. Handsome and substantial. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The economic pinch

      Philadelphia: Dorrance. [1923]. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 249; minor rubbing but still a very good copy in original maroon cloth lettered in black on upper cover and spine, and retaining the uncommon dust jacket, worn at joints and with a few small chips at extremities, but in either case with no loss of any letterpress. Lindbergh, Sr., father of the aviator, was a long-time U.S. Representative from northern Minnesota, and an outspoken critic of national finance and World War I. Published in anticipation of Lindbergh's campaign for the Minnesota governorship in 1924, but he died in May of that year."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        FRENCH ENGRAVINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN THE COLLECTION OF JOSEPH WIDENER, LYNNEWOOD HALL

      London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1923. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 120 COPIES n. Hardcover. A Vast, Beautifully Bound Work with More than 150 Large-Folio Plates. 403 x 283 mm (15 7/8 x 11 1/8"). Four volumes. Compiled by Edward Clayton. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 120 COPIES. IMPRESSIVE RED CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE & SON (signed on front turn-ins), triple ruled boards, raised bands, spines gilt in seven compartments, three with lettering, four with ornately gilt foliate cornerpieces and a blooming pineapple shrub centerpiece surrounded by star and circle tools, densely gilt inner dentelles, blue silk pastedowns and free endleaves, top edges gilt, in numbered cloth slipcases (one of the slipcases inexpertly taped along the bottom). WITH 153 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES, 62 OF WHICH ARE COLORED. Captioned tissue guards. A BEAUTIFUL SET, with only the most trivial of imperfections. This rare set has great appeal both for the charm and quality of its illustrations and for Edward Clayton's interesting and informed commentary, and the whole beautifully produced and very substantial work is pleasing as a physical object on the shelf. The works are arranged alphabetically by artist, and many of the great names of the French Rococo, such as Boucher and Fragonard, are well represented. As is typical of the era, scenes of daily life among the highest echelons of society predominate (the figures sometimes dressed, for playful sport, in silken shepherd costume), and flirtation is a frequent theme. The final volume has a large section illustrating costume and an index enabling the reader to search by engraver. Late 19th century French lawyer and politician Albert Christophle was the original owner of this collection, which was purchased by American Joseph Early Widener to enhance the Widener family art collection, one of the most notable in the Western hemisphere. The nucleus of the family collection (of which the etchings form only a small part) was gathered by Peter Widener (1834-1915), who began as a modest Philadelphia butcher and became wealthy supplying the Union army with mutton during the Civil War. One of his sons died of typhoid, and another perished on the Titanic, so the entire family fortune went to the remaining son Joseph Widener (1871-1943), in his day one of America's wealthiest men. Joseph devoted himself to horse racing and art collecting, and his impressive gallery at Lynnewood Hall was visited by Spanish and Swedish royalty. In 1941 Widener donated the collection to the American public; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. was built to house this magnificent artistic treasure. Riviere is considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere started out as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The World Crisis

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited , 1923. Complete in 6 volumes, all first editions, with 47 maps/charts, many folding. Bound in original publishers blue cloth, with gilt title lettering. Cloth light rubbed, some very minor wear, occasional minor stain, volume 6 has some staining with loss of colour to a short section on edge of both boards. Bindings in very good clean condition. Internally, 4 volumes are very clean, the other 2 have some occasional spotting, browing to prelims, 1 map has a short repair. Generally pages an plates in very good condition. A nice set, all first edition's in very good condition.A59. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Novels. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1923 - 7 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and centre tool to spines, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. With colour frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. First Clarendon press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper with the letters in 2 volumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 4 pages, dated 5 September 1923, to "My dear Mrs. [Muriel G.] Eddy", signed "very sincerely yours, H. P. Lovecraft." Written on two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper with Hotel Statler Detroit letterhead, from 598 Angell Street, Providence, R.I

      Unpublished. Letter has faint mailing creases, but is in fine. condition. (#109137). Clifford and Muriel Eddy were the only other devotees of the weird tale, both as readers and writers, whom Lovecraft knew in Providence. Accounts differ on the question of when the friendship began, but the most reliable evidence would put it near the time of this letter, in the fall of 1923. As one of the earliest letters in their correspondence, this was written under circumstances that make it particularly interesting for the student of Lovecraft and weird tales today. He knew of their strong interest in this subject, so he felt free to delve into it. He didn't know them very well, so he felt obliged to introduce himself, but in an economical manner, since any letter much longer than this would seem to presume on their interest. And the newness of the relationship, the absence of familiarity, meant he could not retreat into that bantering, cynical tone so often found in letters to old friends. The result, in the two middle pages of this letter, is as good an explanation of his literary style as one could find. Even to those who have read dozens of such apologiae pro suis litteris in his letters, this one may bring out a new glint or two on the subject. The focus here is on his authorial voice, that curious blend of professorial calm and preternatural alarm, lulling regular rhythms and jarringly esoteric diction, cozy antiquarianism and cosmic alienation, that has come to be known as "Lovecraftian." It is not an authentic Georgian style, or course -- if Sam Johnson or Alexander Pope could read one of HPL's stories, it would suggest the sly mania of a bedlamite -- but a Georgian style as refracted through the amber of modern nostalgia. "It was the old style which I venerated in youth, & with which I became so saturated that it grew to be my instinctive utterance." If he tried to write with the clipped precision of moderns such as Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht, "- I should be floundering about as clumsily & artificially as if I were using a half-foreign dialect." Because Lovecraft is so connected in people's minds with the pulp magazines that sprang up after World War I, that watershed between the Victorian and modern ears, it is hard to remember sometimes that Lovecraft spent his formative years (24 of them) in a Victorian world. He disavowed any sympathy for the Victorian, but the question of which bygone aesthetic he yearned for is secondary to the fact that it was a lost world, as lost as his childhood and youth. "And the ironic part of it is, that I have a very keen intellectual appreciation of what the moderns are doing, so that (as in the Conservative I sent you) I am often forced to defend them against the reactionaries whom I myself resemble in my actual use of language. Truly, a grotesque cleavage between theory & practice!"

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        REVISTA FLIRT, del nº 48 al nº 110 (faltando los núms. 81-98-99-100-103-105-106-107-108-109-111). Incluye un almanaque para el año 1923.

      - Escritos de Cansinos-Assens, Emilio Carrere, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Vidal y Planas, Pedro de Répide, Alvaro Retana, Joaquín Belda, González-Blanco, Eugenio Noel, etc. Gran cantidad de ilustraciones, muchas de ellas eróticas en negro y color de renombrados dibujantes: Pellicer, Penagos, Tito, Linaje, Ramón Barrera, Nuere, Reyes, Hortelano, Ribas, etc. Madrid, Prensa Popular, 1923-1925, 20x27, 1 almanaque con 46 págs. y 52 revistas de 16 páginas cada una, todas ellas con sus cubiertas. Encuadernadas en un volumen en holandesa lomo piel de época. (La revista Flirt empezó el 9 de febrero de 1922 y cesó el 6 de diciembre de 1923. Volvió a editarse el 21 de diciembre de 1924 y volvió a cerrar por la censura el 29 de marzo de 1925 siendo el nº 111 el último publicado). (51840).

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        Il Fuoco delle Piramidi

      Milano: Edizioni futuriste di "Poesia, 1923. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Liriche e parole in libertà con prefazione di F. T. Marinetti Nel suo libro più importante, Il Fuoco delle Piramidi, egli presenta tavole parolibere di grande originalità, tra cui la celebre poesia visiva Amore, in cui le lettere si dispongono in una specie di diagramma sinusoidale che rimanda allo stato di movimento, nonché alla condizione psicologica di esaltazione-depressione, e contemporaneamente allude all'immagine del mare, al moto delle onde, tutti simboli dell'atto amoroso" (Salaris 1992: pag. 179). Pochissime fioriture in copertina (Some light yellowing at the cover) [Salaris, 1985]

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        The Fleuron. A Journal of Typography. Hrsgeg. von O. Simon u. (ab Bd. 5) S. Morison. Nrn. (= JahrgŠnge) 1-7 (alles)

      1923-30, London 1923 - Mit bildmŠ§ig aufwendiger Ausstattung Prause 205. Ð S. Morison begleitete die Zeitschrift als Berater und Mitarbeiter von Anfang an, bis er 1926 die Herausgeberschaft Ÿbernahm. Vor allem fŸr die zeitgen. Buchkunst eine unentbehrliche Quelle mit Nachweisen und Bildbelegen, auch unter Einbeziehung von Reformbestrebungen in Deutschland (J. Meier-Graefe Ÿber E. R. Weiss, H. Kiel Ÿber Tendenzen im deutschen Buchdruck, J. Rodenberg Ÿber K. Klingspor, A. Windisch Ÿber Rud. Koch, Rud. Koch Ÿber Heinr. Holz). Ð Gut erhaltene kompl. Reihe, nur in Bd. 6 Vordereinbd. gelockert. Bd. 5 in der numerierten Vorzugsausgabe, Titelblatt (Abb.). reprod. in: J. Moran, Stanley Morison, S. 17. Ð Beiliegend: F. Meynell u. H. Simon. Fleuron Anthology. Toronto 1973. XV, 359 S., reich illustr.

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        Tappan's Burro and Other Stories. With Illustrations in Color. By Charles S. Chapman and Frank Street.

      Harper & Brothers [1923], New York - This copy from Grey's own library with his blindstamp on front free endpaper. Also, laid in is a roughly 3 by 5 -inch, vertical, photograph of Grey, neatly signed in the margin by Grey in his characteristic purple ink. A near fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. Beautiful copy of this collection of five short stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tappan's Burro and Other Stories

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

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        Poems by Four Authors.

      Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1923 - Octavo. Original grey cloth-backed boards, white paper title label to spine, green paper sides. With the dust jacket. Fading along board edges, partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent coy in the spine-faded jacket with slight fading around the edges. First edition, first impression, of the first book to publish Ackerley's poetry. The other three poets are A. Y. Campbell, E. L. Davidson, and F. H. Kendon. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Cold Chills" with Louise Fazenda. (Supervised by Jack White. E.W. Hammons Presents a Jack White Production. Educational Pictures "The Spice of the Program".)

      Educational Film Exchanges, Inc 1923. () Very good. Original poster. 42" X 28". Verticle crease and three horizontal creases where it was folded. Dark, bold colours and strong imagery. Minimal wear and creasing near edges. A fantastic poster. Dramatic Poster advertising a 1923 short comedy film starring Lige Conley and Louise Fazenda. Fazenda was a gawky, highly popular slapstick funny girl silent film star of the time who starred in several silent shorts and full length films. She started as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty. Some of her movie roles include: the Old Maid, A Dream Comes True, and Ever Since Eve. Poster depicts a fantastic image of a maid holding a candle stick. A man in black looks as though he is about to grab her. The expressions on each face are comedically extreme. A great old film poster!.

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        The Vegetable or from President to Postman

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1923. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing.

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        Der Fasciculus Medicinae des Johannes de Ketham.

      - Monumenta Medica, 1. Hrsg. v. Henry E. Sigerist. - Mailand, E.Lier & Co., 1923. Gr.-Folio, (36 pp. mit 6 Holzschnitten), pp.37-57, (3) pp., 4 Abb., mont. 13 Tafeln, orig. Halbleinenband; die fleckigen Vorsätze werden auf Wunsch erneuert. Erste Ausgabe! - "Eine neue Reihe graphischer und im schlichten Buchdruck hergestellter Dokumente aus medizinischer Vergangenheit wird mit diesem Bande eröffnet. Man darf wohl sagen monumental. Handelt es sich doch um ein ganz besonders wichtiges Stück aus der stattlichen Schar medizinischer Frühdrucke bei diesem medizinischen Faszikel, den man sich mit dem Titel "der Ketham" kurz zu bezeichnen gewöhnt hat. - Er kann mit gutem Rechte als ein graphischer Erstling ärztlicher Gebrauchsliteratur bezeichnet werden. Waren es doch schon zwanzig Jahre her, seit der Buchdruck, die neue Vervielfältigungskunst der Texte, sich auch in den Dienst der wissenschaftlichen medizinischen Publizistik gestellt hatte. Aber noch hatte kein Verleger oder Drucker den Wagemut gezeigt, die unentbehrlichsten Stücke der alltäglichen ärztlichen Gebrauchsgraphik, in ein knappes Bündel zusammengefaßt, hinausgehen zu lassen. Ein solcher medizinischer Gebrauchsfaszikel erschien 1491 in Venedig und fand einen guten Markt, trotzdem an der Auswahl zum Strauße nichts neu war als höchstens die Titelbezeichnung - trotzdem oder wohlrichtiger gesagt eben deswegen! Das Ganze war ja schon einige Jahrzehnte vor der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst durch einen Überlegsamen, mit dem Tagesbedarf der Ärzte seiner Zeit wohlvertrauten Sachkundigen handschriftlich in Bild und Text zusammengebündelt gewesen und schon einigermaßen "eingeführt". Gerade nach solchem Literaturgut griff aber die sich entwickelnde Buchindustrie der Wiegendrucke mit besonderer treffsicherer Vorliebe. Daß die Venetianer Kethamdrucker die Sache mit unverkennbarer Großzügigkeit angepackt haben, ist nicht zu leugnen, das beweist auch die vorliegende Reproduktion. - - Vor rund anderthalb Jahrzehnten hatte ich mit dem verstorbenen Gustav Klein in München für dessen "Alte Meister der Medizin und Naturkunde" einen Neudruck des Ketham in's Auge gefaßt. Klein hatte schon mit der Sammlung des parallelen Bildwerks zum vierten Bildstück im Strauße dieser Ärzte-Graphik, zum Lehrbild der Schwangeren, begonnen, wie er es in der Festschrift für F. v. Winckel "Alte und neue Gynäkologie" 1907 bei J. F. Lehmann in München veröffentlichte. Ich schlug ihm vor, mir das Geleitswort zum Ganzen zu überlassen und nur die ihm als Gynäkologen besonders am Herzen hegende "Gravida" zu bearbeiten, wozu ich ihm mein ganzes hiezu gefundenes reiches graphisches Material zur Verfügung stellte, das in den Tafeln dieser Einführung beisammen ist. Mit den Reproduktionen wurde begonnen, aber äußere Umstände verzögerten die Sache. Sie ist damals schließlich ganz unterblieben. In seinem Nachlaß hat sich nichts auf den "Ketham" oder die "Gravida" Bezügliches gefunden. Seinem Gedächtnis aber sei der Gravida-Abschnitt dieses begleitenden Textes und sein Bildwerk (Tafel VI-IX u. XI) geweiht." Karl Sudhoff, Leipzig, am Karfreitag 1923. - - INHALTSVERZEICHNIS: - FACSIMILE des "Fasciculus medicinae" Venedig 1491 (pp-6-34) und HISTORISCHE EINFÜHRUNG (pp.38-47). - Tafeln: - 1.: HARNGLASSCHEIBE aus Ms. 1177 der Leipziger Universitätsbibliothek (um 1400), Bl. 28R. - 2.: HARNGLASSCHEIBEN, oben aus Ms. 1192 aus der zweiten Hälfte, unten aus Ms. 1175 (Bl. 43V) aus der ersten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts, beide der Leipziger Universitäts-Bibliothek angehörig. - 3.: LASSSTELLENMANN aus dem Cod. lat. 206 der Münchener Staatsbibliothek, Bl. 35, um 1400. - 4.: TIERKREISMANN (Dominium Signorum) aus dem 13. Jahrhundert im Cod. lat. 14414, Bl. 188, der Münchener Staatsbibliothek. - 5.: BILD EINER SCHWANGEREN aus der Persischen Handschrift 1555 (Schefer P. 239), Bl. 29 der Pariser Nationalbibliothek. - 6.: SCHWANGERNBILD aus Ms. 1122 der Leipziger Universitäts- Bibliothek, um 1400. - 7.: - Desgleichen . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The wares of the Ming dynasty,

      Benn Brothers, limited, 1923-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        Photograph Signed by Calvin Coolidge

      Washington, D.C: Harris & Ewing, 1923. Signed sepia photograph measures 14" x 11" Inscribed and signed by Coolidge in bottom margin "To Joseph H Beek, with regards, Calvin Coolidge." Attractively matted. U. S. President 1923-29. Americana. John Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933).. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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        Topographie von Oberösterreich, 1674, nebst dessen Landkarte von Oberösterreich, 1669. Neudruck nach den Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv noch vorhandenen 234 Original-Kupferplatten mit einer Abhandlung über Georg Matthaeus Vischer, verfaßt von Eduard Straßmayr. [Einbandtitel abweichend:] Topographia Austriae Superioris Modernae.

      Linz a. d. Donau, Verlag von R. Pirngruber, 1923. Original-Leinwand (kordel-gebunden); quer Gr. 4°; (28) Seiten, 222 Kupfertafeln; 12 doppelblattgroße gefaltete Kupfertafeln in einer Tasche auf dem Hinterdeckel.. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Streets of Night

      George H. Doran, New York 1923 - First edition, first issue. Slight wear at the spine ends, near fine in fair dustwrapper with three chips on the spine, and other light wear. One of 3414 copies, very scarce in any jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Grande Douleur des Sept Artistes. Ornamentations de P. de Pidoll.

      Paris, Lucien Gougy, 1923 - 4°, 50 Bl., 8 farb. Taf., jedes Titelbaltt der Erzählungen ebenfalls reich illustr., OLdr. goldgeprägte Vignette, Kopfgoldschnitt - in Lederumschlag in Schmuck-Schuber, Voderer fliegender Vors. min. wellig, min. gebrauchspurig. Ledereinband färbt ab. Schuber - schönes Exemplar. Eine Lasche fehlt, etwas berieben. Text franz. Nr. 183 von 150 Exemplaren auf papier d?Arches. Sammmlung von sieben chinesischen Erzählungen.Bilder und Texte mit reichen floralen Schmuckelementen umrahmt. - Jérôme Doucet ( 1865-1957), écrivain, collectionneur, bibliophile et journaliste français, auteur de comédies, de poésies, de contes, de livres pour la jeunesse et d'ouvrages d'art.Paul de Pidoll (d.i. Paul Franz Karl Freiherr von Pidoll, 1882-1954) peintre, xylographe et illustrateur de livres. Il fut un élève de Fernand Sabatté et exposa au Salon des artistes français en 1929. 1600 gr.

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        THE WORLD CRISIS. 1911-1914, 1915, 1916-1918(2 VOLS), The Aftermath & The Eastern Front

      Thornton Butterworth Limited. London. 1923-31. FIRST EDITION SET. 6 volumes, complete. Large 8vo (9.5 x 6.4 inches). Contains several maps, plans and facsimiles of letters and documents, many folding. Some foxing to the fore-edge and first and last few leaves of volumes one and two otherwise a very good, bright set. Publishers dark blue cloth bindings with blind ruling and lettering to front boards. Spines lettered in gilt. Front boards ruled and lettered in blind. Previous owners neat bookplate on the front free endpapers in all volumes. Cloth to volumes two and five are a little bubbled on the lower hinge but overall the cloth bindings are clean and sound and the gilt lettering bright and sharp. A very good set of Churchill's major history of the Great War.

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        Bert Williams; Son of Laughter: A Symposium of Tribute to the Man and to His Work, by His Friends and Associates with a Preface by David Belasco

      New York: The English Crafters. (1923). First. First edition. Neat, contemporary gift inscription, fine in a very attractive, very good dustwrapper that is chipped at the crown, affecting about one-half of the title. An appreciation gathered from reviews, memoirs and correspondence of the legendary performer, much-admired both on and off the stage, who bridged the period between minstrel performers and vaudeville. Among those represented are Ring Lardner, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan, Jessie Fauset, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nat Wills, Leon Errol, and others. An exceptionally rare volume, never found in jacket; the text was subsequently printed in 1969 by the Negro Universities Press. .

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        The Song of the Dragon

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1923 - A rare collection of short stories by the foremost sporting author of the day. The title story was adapted for the classic film NOTORIOUS (1946), directed by Alfred Hitchock. Heel of spine abraded, with some loss. Cover bright. Some creasing to initial leaves. Overall, a very attractive copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FRENCH ENGRAVINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN THE COLLECTION OF JOSEPH WIDENER, LYNNEWOOD HALL

      Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, London 1923 - A Vast, Beautifully Bound Work with More than 150 Large-Folio Plates. 403 x 283 mm (15 7/8 x 11 1/8"). Four volumes. Compiled by Edward Clayton. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 120 COPIES. IMPRESSIVE RED CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE & SON (signed on front turn-ins), triple ruled boards, raised bands, spines gilt in seven compartments, three with lettering, four with ornately gilt foliate cornerpieces and a blooming pineapple shrub centerpiece surrounded by star and circle tools, densely gilt inner dentelles, blue silk pastedowns and free endleaves, top edges gilt, in numbered cloth slipcases (one of the slipcases inexpertly taped along the bottom). WITH 153 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES, 62 OF WHICH ARE COLORED. Captioned tissue guards. A BEAUTIFUL SET, with only the most trivial of imperfections. This rare set has great appeal both for the charm and quality of its illustrations and for Edward Clayton's interesting and informed commentary, and the whole beautifully produced and very substantial work is pleasing as a physical object on the shelf. The works are arranged alphabetically by artist, and many of the great names of the French Rococo, such as Boucher and Fragonard, are well represented. As is typical of the era, scenes of daily life among the highest echelons of society predominate (the figures sometimes dressed, for playful sport, in silken shepherd costume), and flirtation is a frequent theme. The final volume has a large section illustrating costume and an index enabling the reader to search by engraver. Late 19th century French lawyer and politician Albert Christophle was the original owner of this collection, which was purchased by American Joseph Early Widener to enhance the Widener family art collection, one of the most notable in the Western hemisphere. The nucleus of the family collection (of which the etchings form only a small part) was gathered by Peter Widener (1834-1915), who began as a modest Philadelphia butcher and became wealthy supplying the Union army with mutton during the Civil War. One of his sons died of typhoid, and another perished on the Titanic, so the entire family fortune went to the remaining son Joseph Widener (1871-1943), in his day one of America's wealthiest men. Joseph devoted himself to horse racing and art collecting, and his impressive gallery at Lynnewood Hall was visited by Spanish and Swedish royalty. In 1941 Widener donated the collection to the American public; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. was built to house this magnificent artistic treasure. Riviere is considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere started out as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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