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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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

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        NEW HAMPSHIRE. A POEM WITH NOTES AND GRACE NOTES

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. bevelled cloth. Mild sunning and rubbing to the spine which has light wear at the tips. Very Good or better, lacking the slipcase. J. J. Lankes. First Limited Edition of one of Frost's most notable books and winner of his first Pulitzer Prize containing such poems as "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice." Illustrated with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. Copy #137 of 350 SIGNED by the poet on the limitation page.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mystic Voices, being experiences of the Rev. Philip Rivers Pater, Squire and Priest 1834-1913. (SIGNED COPY)

      Burns Oates & Washbourne 1923 - First Edition INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. " to D Stephen Rawlinson / from the author / G Roger (Pater) Hudleston." and with a long manuscript note on front pastedown explaining the relationship of the author to the recipient (they were both monks at Downside Abbey) and a brief history of the Abbey and the Hudleston family. Some bumping and edge wear, foxing to prelims. 251pp. Being experiences of the Rev. Philip Rivers Pater 1894-1913 . First published in 1923 and out of print until recently, this is a collection of stories chronicling the adventures of Father Philip Rivers Pater. Philip is a priest and squire who can hear voices from the subconscious, and sometimes, from the dead. This faculty can lead him down the road to mystical and supernatural adventure. "The 1920's saw the publication of two intriguing and now very rare books, Mystic Voices (1923) .is of special interest as it concentrates on various supernatural experiences of Pater who is haunted (by) ghostly voices" [Ashley "Who's Who in Horror" pg.144] With a frontispiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Enchanted April

      Doubleday, Page and Co. Garden City, New York 1923 - First Edition. Scarce novel of "a month out of the lives of four women in an old Italian castle; two unselfish and with a keen sense of humor, the others selfish and with no sense of humor, produces a series of situations which only 'Elizabeth' could handle". With the publisher's original illustrated slipcase. Basis for the 1935 black and white RKO film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Ann Harding and Frank Morgan. The title was filmed again in 1992 as a BBC made for television movie. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few tiny nicks at lower spine end, small light stain at top front panel. Slipcase in nearly Very Good condition, edges sound, some staining to lower area of rear panel and lower edge of box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Revue Fédéraliste. Du n° 42 (Décembre 1921) au n° 105 (Janvier 1928) [ 7 Années complètes - 64 numéros en 62 volumes ]

      La Revue Fédéraliste Editions du Pigeonnier, 1923 - 62 vol. au format in-12 et in-8, La Revue Fédéraliste, Editions du Pigeonnier, Lyon, puis Bordeaux, Paris, 1921-1928 Rare réunion suivie de 64 numéros de la "Revue Fédéraliste", importante revue intellectuelle provinciale de l'entre-deux-guerres, d'inspiration monarchiste. Etat très satisfaisant (qq. rouss. et frott.). Prix du lot Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sketchbook of original pencil and ink drawings and sketches, signed on front pastedown in the artist's typical block letters "William M. Timlin 1923"; includes several drawings for "The Building of the Fairy City", the artist's unpublished book

      n.p., 1923-40 - The sketchbook contains a total of 32 leaves containing one of more pencil or ink sketches, plus eight leaves of drawings laid in. Several deal with "The Building of the Fairy City", most notably two ink sketches of "The Monument" and an elaborate canopied entrance, plus pencil sketches of "The Goldsmith's Quarter". In addition there are numerous architectural drawings, some captioned, portraits, sketches for etchings, landscapes, ships, other subjects, the final one being a design for "Governor General's National War Fund Big Night of Variety" of 1940. William M[itcheson] Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which has become a fantasy classic 10 x 8 inches. . Original maroon paper boards, worn. Blue half morocco slipcase and chemise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Story of Yaddo

      Privately Printed New York 1923 - First Edition. Octavo, gilt lettering to front cover, gilt page ends. Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded in 1900. The Yaddo Estate has hosted over 6,000 authorÕs and writers, including Milton Avery, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Langston Hughes, Ted Hughes, Alfred Kazin, Ulysses Kay, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Mario Puzo, Clyfford Still, and Virgil Thomson. ÒThe Story of YaddoÓ was published in 1923, after the death of Katrina Trask, one of the founders. It includes a forward by Katrina written in the winter of 1917-1918, explaining that she has Òleft a bequest that The Story Of Yaddo should be privately printed and kept on record for those who are to come to Yaddo in the futureÓ and also that copies should be printed and distributed Òamongst those who have shared the life during these years of joy and gladness.Ó Katrina also writes in her forward that in the eight years after her husbandÕs death, she lived alone in one of the farm-houses with Allena. Allena Pardee was one of the founders of Yaddo and an Honorary President of Yaddo, a close friend of Spencer and Katrina Trask. Pardee died at the age of 94 on the Yaddo Estate. This copy of ÒThe Story of YaddoÓ includes a letter from Allena Pardee to a friend, May, dated November 1923 on Yaddo stationary, writing of KatrinaÕs wish to distribute copies of the books to those who have shared in the life at Yaddo. Also laid in is a card presumably from Spencer & Katrina, written years earlier. Very Good or Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        THE WORK OF SZUKALSKI

      (SZUKALSKI, STANISLAW). Szukalski, Stanislaw. THE WORK OF SZUKALSKI. Chicago: Covici-McGee, 1923. First Edition. Large 4to. 1/4 Tan over Brown Buckram. Artist Monograph. Good./No Jacket. np, profusely illustrated in b&w with 14 color plates accompanied by spider web embossed glassine overlays. Full edge gilt. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is example number 242 of an unspecified edition (believed to be one thousand copies at most) of the Holy Grail of Szukalski items!!! A presentable copy only showing some dampstaining to the front cover and slight rippling of the first thirty-six pages. The spine ends are a bit frayed and rubbed, with the buckram covers showing a bit of marring and scuffing. Ever so lightly shaken, the text block is totally sound. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 000169&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        A Tile Bet Frank Rishme Ofebakh

      Druglin (1923), Leipzig - 12mo. 23pp. (1), plus 7 b/w prints. Original quarter vellum over green cloth. Youthful essay by the future third president of the State of Israel Zalman Shazar (Rubashov) on the infamous eighteenth century messianic claimant Jacob Frank. Frank led a large number of Jews in the Podolia region of Ukraine to convert to Catholicism in 1759. Soon afterwards he was imprisoned in the monastery of Czestochowa by the Polish government on charges of heresy. He was freed in 1772 after the region came under Russian control due to the first partition of Poland. He then left Eastern Europe for Brno in Moravia and eventually to Offenbach in Germany. Due to his magnetic personality and claims of supernatural power and royal birth, he succeeded in building an extravagant court that attracted the patronage of both the Austrian and Russian monarchies. Frank proved to be of interest to later Zionism due to how he ran his court as a military camp, creating out of his followers the first modern Jewish army. Includes numerous well known drawings related to the Frankist movement such as the portraits of Jacob Frank and his daughter Eve as well as Jacob Frank's deathbed. Text in Hebrew. Endpapers sunned. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Le diable au corps (envoi de l'auteur)

      Grasset 1923 - Edition originale de ce roman cynique qui, en postulant la guerre comme condition du bonheur des amants, provoqua un immense scandale à sa sortie, la mort de l'auteur à 20 ans ayant renforcé sa sulfureuse célébrité, adapté à diverses reprises à l'écran, notamment en 1947 par Claude Autant-Lara avec Gérard Philippe et Micheline Presle, exemplaire du service de presse, in-12, broché, 238 pages, envoi autographe signé de l'auteur "à Jean Paulhan, en toute sympathie, Paris 1923", bon état de ce livre fragile, conservé dans un emboitage assorti, réalisé par Julie Nadot. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        Vilnah: Po'emah Metsuyeret [HEBREW]

      Hasefer (1923), Berlin - 1/1700. Quarto. 32pp. Original gold- and silver-stamped black cloth with gilt and silver lettering on front cover. This beautiful vocalized poem is complete with its ten full-page sepia-toned reproductions of drawings executed by Herman Struck during the First World War, while stationed in Vilna. The striking illustrations depict people and places described in the poem. One of 1700 copies of which this is No.478. Lower corners bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Spine slightly bumped at head and tail. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Previous owner's blind stamp (William A. Rosenthall) at rear endpaper. Text in Hebrew. Binding and interior in overall good+, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Gastronomie pratique. Etudes culinaires suivies du traitement de l'obésité des gourmands. (Troisième édition entièrement refondue).

      Ed. Flammarion., Paris. 1923 - Grosso volume In-4°, legatura in tutta tela editoriale con titoli in oro, pp. 1107. Leggere rare fioriture sparse e leggere mende alla legatura, peraltro integra.

      [Bookseller: Daris s. r. l.]
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        Le grand écart.

      Stock 1923 - - Stock, Paris 1923, 12,5x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur agrémenté d'un dessin représentant le visage d'un jeune homme. Dos très légèrement passé sans gravité, agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dessins / Jean Cocteau

      Paris : Librairie Stock 1923 - Physical description.: 272 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 28 cm. Subject: Caricatures - France - 20th century. Very good in the original full, blind-stamped leather; raised bands. Spine bands worn with some minor loss to the upper area. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, clean and strong. Edition limited to 400 copies (this no. 355), SIGNED by the author. Additional scans available upon request. 2 Kg. 272 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Essays of Montaigne

      1923. There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees"MONTAIGNE, Michel Eyquem de. Essays of Montaigne Translated by Charles Cotton. To which are added some account of the life of Montaigne, notes, a translation of all the letters known to be extant, and an enlarged index. With Portraits. Edited by William Carew Hazlitt. In five volumes. London: Privately printed for the Navarre Society Limited, 1923. Five octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 223 x 142 mm.). Title-pages printed in red and black. Engraved frontispieces printed in sepia. Bound by Riviére & Son in contemporary three quarter mottled calf over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Richly gilt decorated spines with five raised bands, central red morocco inlays and red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine set.Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 - 13 September 1592) was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual exercises with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" or "Trials") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including René Descartes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William Hazlitt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Dessins

      Librairie Stock, Paris 1923 - EDITION ORIGINALE de ce recueil dédié à Picasso, réunissant 129 dessins de Cocteau reproduits à pleine page. Tirage à 625 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l¿auteur. Un des 50 hors commerce sur pur fil Lafuma, celui-ci portant sur le faux titre un ENVOI autographe signé partiellement masqué de Jean Cocteau à Frédéric Lefévre. ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ Frédéric Lefévre était écrivain et journaliste, livrait régulièrement pour différentes revues comme La Vache enragée des critiques littéraires. Il est l¿auteur de la série UNE HEURE AVEC., entretiens publiés chez Gallimard entre 1924 et 1933 parmi lesquels il interroge Cocteau. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Le Guignol Horizontal.

      1923 - Illustrations de José de Togorès. Paris, Galerie Simon, 1923, in-8, broché, couverture rempliée. Un de cent exemplaires numérotés sur papier d'Arches. Une deuxième suite des lithographies tirées en noir sur papier de Chine est jointe à cet exemplaire. Henri HERTZ (Nogent sur Seine 1875 – Paris 1966) était journaliste et écrivain. Né dans une famille juive de Lorraine, il est très marqué par l'affaire Dreyfus et est conscient de l'importance de la question du judaïsme, il est l'un des fondateurs du Comité d’Action France-Palestine qui deviendra France-Israël après 1945 et dont il sera le secrétaire général de la section française du Congrès juif mondial. Henri Hertz collaborera au Mercure de France, à la Revue blanche, à La Démocratie Sociale que dirigeait Aristide Briand, et à la revue symboliste La Phalange. Poète de la révolte, il a influencé le mouvement symboliste. Henri Hertz a obtenu en 1928 le prix Mallarmé pour l’ensemble de son œuvre. José de TOGORES (Sardanola 1893 - ) est un peintre de figures, de nus, de natures mortes et de paysages. Ami de Picasso, il se fixa à Paris en 1918. Exemplaire dédicacé. Infimes usures et salissures à la couverture. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Stories from Hans Andersen

      New York: George H. Doran,, [1923]. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board, decorated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's box. 16 colour plates by Edmund Dulac. A exceptional copy in the very lightly rubbed and tanned jacket. In the original box which is worn and has some repairs, and from which one of the side panels has come off and is retained loosely. An beautiful copy of this later printing of the Dulac edition, which was originally published in 1911.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Illustrated catalogue of a remarkable collection of beautiful old Chinese porcelains: rare specimens of ancient pottery, ancient sculptures in stone, superb imperial velvet throne carpets, choice old Chinese rugs, and many beautiful old snuff bottles : the collection formed by and to be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of the connoisseur Mr. H. A. E. Jaehne

      New York: American Art Association, 1923 - First edition, first printing. 24.7*17.5cm, 180pp. Rebound with modern covers, internally fine. Detailed description of 623 items, 126 illustrations. Some handwritten notes of auction results. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Aus dem Märchenreich des Iwan-Zarewitsch : Russische Märchen nach den Urtexten übersetzt von Martin Löpelmann.

      Verlag Aurora,, Weinböhla bei Dresden, 1923 - 17 x 12 cm. 64 S. Bücher, 1000 g. EL8. (MGT). Guter Zustand. / Good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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