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      1923 - ("W.B. Yeats") 1 page, September 21, 1923 on his blind stamped 82, Merrion-Square, Dublin letterhead to unnamed correspondent. 10 1/4" x 8". Paper watermarked "Standard T.S.A.D." Very good (old creases from mailing). Yeats gives approval for the radio broadcasting of his poems, as well as his one-act play "Cathleen ni-Houlihan" on the BBC (British Broadcasting Company, founded in 1922). See Wade 40 - Houlihand was original spelled "Hoolihan" when first published in 1902.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        April Twilights.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1923 - One of 450 numbered copies, specially printed and signed by Cather. Spine of book slightly rubbed, affecting parts of the spine lettering, else a very good to near fine copy in the original publisher's box. A Re-issue of the author's first book, removing thirteen of the original poems and adding thirteen new poems. Uncommon with such a nice example of the box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The lion and the rose (The great Howard story) Norfolk Line 957-1646. Suffolk line 1603-1917

      E. P. Dutton & Co., n.d. [ca 1923], New York - 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xvii, [3], 21-296; [4], 301-615 (continuous pagination); 16 plates; handsome and striking binding of full crimson crushed levant by Stikeman & Co., with an all-over gilt Grolieresque design, gilt-decorated spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2, t.e.g., inner dentelles; fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        A B C Book, designed and cut on wood by C. B. Falls

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923 - Second edition. Small Folio (9 x 12 inches), [30] pp. including color illustrations. Introduces the letters of the alphabet with very fine colored pictures of the appropriate animal. In original bright orange paper-covered boards; illustration on cover in colors; black cloth spine; illustrated yellow and orange lining papers. Original printed dust jacket with illustration of an elephant on the front cover and the letters of the alphabet on the rear. The jacket has wear to the extremities, discoloration to an inch of the bottom of the front cover as well as a small loss of the bottom edge. The loss results in a 1/4 inch strip of discoloration from the sun to the front board. Otherwise the covers and plates are in near fine condition. A very scarce classic alphabet book in a dust wrapper and in way better condition than most. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1923. Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.1 x 8.7 inches). Five small line drawings on the title and preface pages and 50 pages of mono illustrations, a mix of line drawings and reproductions of watercolours. Original boards with colour printed illustration by Heath Robinson. Black lettering to the spine. Neat previous owners book plate on the front pastedown endpaper ( John Hubert Ward. Equerry to Kings Edward VII, VIII and George VI). Some foxing to the blank endpapers but the text and illustrated pages are fine and clean. Boards fine and bright. Housed in the scarce original publishers dustwrapper featuring a colour illustration by Heath Robinson, that is not featured in the book, on the front panel. V shaped chip (about 1 inch deep) to the bottom of the front panel and affecting the L of Limited in the publishers name, otherwise a very good bright clean and fresh example of this scarce dustwrapper. As the dustwrapper illustration is not included in the book, the wrapper is essential to the completist collector. A superior copy of this wonderful book. Uniform to the H. M. Bateman Adventures at Golf which Methuen published in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Novels of Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. 5 volume limited edition set

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923. Oxford: Clarendon Press. G : in Good condition without dust jackets. Covers rubbed. Spines darkened. 1923. Limited Edition [1,000]. Grey hardback marbled boards with grey cloth spines. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xii, 429pp; xiii, 415pp; xii, 567pp; xi, 521pp; xii, 252pp, 310pp. 5 colour plates, 20 b/w plates. 2 fold-out plans. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Ko-Ji Ho-ten Dictionnaire a l'usage des amateurs et collectionneurs d'objects d'art Japonais et Chinois

      Chez l'auteur, 1923. Chez l'auteur. Good. 1923. B0042PC3HW Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Leather, 41 cm, Tome Premier, 511 pages, monochrome plates i-xxxvi, 3 color plates, 570 figs. ; Tome Second, 509 p. + appendices 137 pages, monochrome plates xxxvii-lxx, 2 color plates, figs. 571-1100. Original edition, copy #552 of 585. Good set, professionally restored (leather spines had deteriorated and? have been rebacked with the remnants of the original gold stamping laid over); color frontis in volume 1 is somewhat ragged? around the edges but print area not affected. . B0042PC3HW .

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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        Three Stories and Ten Poems

      Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923. First Edition of Hemingway?s first book; 300 copies issued. Original printed wrappers; a little soiling and wear; very good or a little better in a custom quarter-morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Essays of Montaigne

      London - Navarre Society Limited, 1923. London - Navarre Society Limited, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of translated essay's from one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance. Featuring a frontispiece of Montaigne. Translated by Charles Cotton, with the life of Montaigne, a translation of all the letters known, and enlarged index by William Carew Hazlitt. Volume five of the original five, privately printed for the Navarre Society. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt design to the spine. Externally, sound with light rubbingand fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound and bright. Light spotting to endpapers and to text block edge, not encroaching on text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Six Scarce Offprints including Zur Theorie der Tierischen Entwicklung

      Speyer and Kaerner, Freiburg, 1923 and others - First edition. Offprint. Six scarce offprints by Nobel Prize winner Hans Spemann. Titles included are: Zur Theorie der Tierischen Entwicklung Speyer & Kaerner,Freiburg, (1923) few stains at page fold. Uber Weckung organisatorischer Fahigkeiten durchVerpflanzung in organisatorische Umgebung with B. Geinitz Julius Springer, Berlin, (1927),Ueber Linsenbildung nach experimenteller Entfernung der primaren Linsenbildungszellen, (1904), DieEntwicklung des invertierten Horgrubehens zum Labyrinth, (1910) Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig, NeueVersuche zur Entwicklung des Wirbeltierauges (1908) Edmund B. Wilson stamp on blank cover whichis loose, torn but present. Uber Embryonale Transplantation (1906) torn and badly chipped on topspine corner with text missing. A poor defective copy. Others are in very good condition.Hans Spemann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935 for his discovery of the effect of embryonic induction. Nobel Prize. Science. Genetics. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Shackleton's Last Voyage. The Story of the Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept by Dr. A.H. Macklin

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers / Cassell & Company, Limited 1923 - First American edition. No jacket. Front & end matter and page ridges foxed, lightly foxed throughout, ink gift note on front endpaper. Boards and binding quite a bit above average, with no loss of gilt, hinges and gatherings unshaken. 1923 Hard Cover. xvi, 372 pp. 8vo. Original grey-blue cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt crow's nest motif on spine, the 'Quest' pictured in black with cream sun and icebergs and gilt accents on front board. Color frontispiece from a photograph by Wilkins, black & white photographs throughout, several maps. A firsthand account of Ernest Shackleton's final Antarctic expedition aboard the 'Quest', the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition, 1921-1922, arranged by second-in-command Frank Wild from the journals and diary of ship surgeon Dr. A.H. Macklin, who had also traveled with Shackleton on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition from 1914-17. The dedication is simply "To the Boss," a nod to the crew's nickname for Shackleton, who died in the early days of the Quest's voyage. Appendices of geological, natural history, meteorological, hydrographic, and medical data follow text, along with list of personnel and index. Cassell printed both the British and American editions, which were released simultaneously, both with the Cassell imprint noted on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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      Berlin, Germany: Axel Juncker, 1923. Berlin, Germany: Axel Juncker, 1923. leather, title gilt-stamped on spine, five raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers. Masereel, Frans. small 4to. leather, title gilt-stamped on spine, five raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers. 177, (3) pages. Text in German. First edition, handbound, limited to 150 numbered copies. A survey of the life and work of the Expressionist printmaker and illustrator Frans Masereel (1889-1972), who has been called the greatest woodcut artist of the twentieth century. Though the Belgian artist's work was banned by the Nazis and widely distributed in Communist countries, he resisted politicized art and party affiliation, condemning oppression, war and violence. His woodcuts are remarkable for their lack of traditional hatching to create light and shadow. Instead, Masereel focused on the stark and powerful contrast between unmediated, depthless black against the paper. His images tend to be packed from edge to edge--with very few or no empty spaces, there is no respite for the eye. The forceful graphic quality of his woodcuts are stirringly sympathetic to the printed text, as both insist on high contrast and perfect clarity. Photographic portrait tipped-in. Edges of spine and raised bands rubbed. Covers lightly soiled.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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      Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923.. Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923.. Original cloth backed printed boards. Boards a bit darkened at edges, corners and top of one edge slightly bruised, early bookplate, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of the first title in Pound's INQUEST series, limited to 300 copies, a significant number of which remained, unbound and unnumbered, with the effects of William Bird, the publisher. GALLUP A23.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Kirken pa Bjerget. 5 bind.

      . (1: Leg med Straa. 2: Skibe paa Himlen. 3: Nattenog Drömmen. 4: Den uerfarne Rejsende. 5: Hugleik den Haardtsejlende). Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1923-28. Indbundet ubeskaret med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlaeder. Bindene signeret Anker Kyster. Rygge svagt falmet..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1923. Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.1 x 8.7 inches). line drawing on the title page and 50 pages of mono illustrations, a mix of line drawings and reproductions of watercolours. Original boards with colour printed illustration by Bateman within a green background, white and black lettered border. Black lettering to the spine. Neat previous owners book plate on the front pastedown endpaper (John Hubert Ward. Equerry to Kings Edward VII, VIII and George VI). Some light foxing and offsetting to the blank endpapers but the text and illustrated pages are fine and clean. Boards fine and bright. Housed in the scarce original publishers dustwrapper featuring a colour illustration by Bateman, that is not featured in the book, on the front panel. Rear panel with Publishers advert for other Humorous titles. Closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel, without loss, otherwise a very good bright clean and fresh example of this scarce dustwrapper. As the dustwrapper illustration is not included in the book, the wrapper is essential to the completist collector. A superior copy of this wonderful book. Uniform to the William Heath Robinson Humours of Golf which Methuen published in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Au Music-Hall souvenir de l’Olympia

      - Paris, sans éditeur, s.d.(circa 1923) – Cartonnage léger, en accordéon, 33 cm x 192 cm en 8 panneaux illustrés – Texte de Emile Codey, ills lithographiées de Adrien Barrère représentant les vedettes du cirque et du Music-hall : Maria Valente, Damia, Mayol, Raquel Meller, les Fratellini, Amar, etc - Légers manques sur la couv. et le dos qui ont été renforcés au papier de Chine sinon bon état - Rarissime [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Sedon]
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        Neben der Heerstrasse. Erzählungen. Mit Holzschnitten von E. L. Kirchner.

      Zürich / Leipzig, Verlag von Grethlein & Co., 1923.. 434,(6) S., mit 24 Orig.-Holzschnitten im Text. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinen mit Orig.-Umschlag.. Erste Ausgabe, WG 25. - Mit dem seltenen 3-teiligen Orig.-Umschlag mit violetter Tonplatte. - Umschlag berieben und gering beschabt sowie mit Randläsuren; Umschlag an den Falzen und Kapitalen fachmännisch hinterlegt; schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Mattheis]
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        La Grande douleur des sept artistes. Ornementations de P. de Pidoll

      Lucien Gougy 1923 In - 4 (298 x 240 mm), bradel maroquin vert foncé, dos lisse orné, filets et roulette grecque entourant les plats, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées, première couverture conservée, étui (reliure signée Brugalla, 1946). Illustrations et ornementations or et couleurs par Paul de Pidoll, chaque page est ornée, sur fond bleu. Tirage à 658 exemplaires ; un des 500 sur vélin (N° 515). (dos passé, quelques menus frottements, étui usé). / / Quarto (298 x 240 mm), bradel dark green morocco, smooth spine tooled, fillets and greek roll border on covers, dentelle on turns - in and inside, gilt edges, slipcase (binding signed Brugalla, 1946). Illustrations and ornaments in gilt and colours by Paul de Pidoll, each page is decorated on blue background. Limited printing of 658 copies ; one of the 500 on vellum (Nr 515). (faded spine, some minor rubbings, slipcase used).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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        Gesamtausgabe seiner Hauptwerke in neun Bänden.

      München, Bruckmann 1923.. Gr.-8°. XVIII, XX, 526; XXXII, 1148; IX, 805; XI, 800; X, 315; VIII, 414 S., 9 Tafeln, luxuriöse OHLeder-Bde mit jeweils zwei grünen Rückenschildchen, Rückengoldpräg. u. farbigem Kopfschnitt. Makelloses Exemplar in bibliophilem Erhaltungszustand, Rücken durch Lichteinwirkung leicht aufgehellt.. I: Richard Wagner / II-III: Die Grundlagen des 19. Jahrunderts / IV-V: Kant / VI-VII: Goethe / VIII: Mensch und Gott / IX: Lebenswege. - Kosch II,562 ff.- So komplett überaus selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Izbran'. Stikhi, 1912-1922.

      . Moscow and St. Petersburg 1923. 132 pp. Orig. printed paper covers, corner of rear cover expertly repaired. * With cover design by A. Rodchenko. Aseev, futurist poet and member of LEF..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Marine Chronometer Its History & Development

      J. D. Potter, London 1923 - 287 pages, frontispiece + 39 plates, 85 figures, 1st edition, 1923. The classic work on marine chronometers and, almost 90 years later, still the best reference work on the subject with a detailed history of the chronometer and its pioneers ¿ John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold. A good copy of the first edition, very clean internally, end papers foxed, corners a little bumped, cloth a little worn to bottom of spine and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Formby Antiques]
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        Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand. Ein Schauspiel. [Mit zehn signierten Original-Holzschnitten].

      Avalun Verlag Hellerau und Wien, 1923,. 115(2) S., 4°, bedruckter Original-Ganzpergamenteinband mit bedrucktem Rückentitel im Pappschuber. Handeinband von P.A. Demeter, Kopf-Goldschnitt, die Innendeckel mit Goldfileten. "26. Avalun 17 Original-Holzschnitten von Bruno Goldschmitt....[rot-schwarz] gedruckt in der Werkstatt Jakob Hegner (Hellerau) in einer einmaligen Auflage von 350 numerierten Stü den [200] Stücken der Ganzpergement-Ausgabe ist jedes Vollbild [10]...vom Künstler handschriftlich (= monogrammartig) unterzeichnet...Diese Exemplar trägt die Nummer 83" (aus dem Impressum). Darunter von Goldschmitt signiert. Bandnummer:- Auflage:-. Rodenberg 336. Schönes Exemplar. Der Pappschuber ist allerdings nur noch rudimentär vorhanden. Sehr selten. Das Photo zeigt den Vorderdeckel. Good copy with 10 handsigned graphics by Goldschmitt. Limited for about 200 copies. Very rare. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen bzw. Fotowünsche haben, so wenden Sie sich bitte per email an uns.

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        The Players' Shakespeare. 7 volume 'set'.

      Ernest Benn Limited. (printed at the Shakespeare Head Press ), London. 1923 - Published between 1923 and 1927, the edition is printed on pure rag paper, reprinted from the first folio of 1623. All seven volumes in this 'set' are numbered 320 in a limited edition of 450. Cymbeline is illustrated by Albert Rutherstone. The Merchant of Venice is illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky, Macbeth is illustrated by Charles Ricketts, Loves Labours Lost is illustrated by Norman Wilkinson, Midsummer Nights Dream is illustrated by Paul Nash,( as is King Lear ) and Julius Caesar is illustrated by Ernest Stern. The seven volumes are uniformly bound in quarter cloth on grey boards. All spines are foxed, else, both internally and externally a very tight, clean and bright hardback set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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      Allen & Unwin , 1923. Allen & Unwin , 1923. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt titles. A very good copy indeed of this elusive first edition. Illustrated with charts and photographs. Ransome's account of building his first yacht, Racundra and his journey between Latvia and Finland. "Racundra was launched, unfinished, in July 1922, and departed on her maiden cruise on 20 August. Ransome kept a detailed logbook of the cruise. With encouragement from both his old mentor, W.G. Collingwood, and his publisher, Stanley Unwin, Ransome turned his log book into a manuscript for Racundra's First Cruise over the winter of 1922 – 23." (Arthur Ransome Trust)

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        Ayuli - a Play in Three Acts and an Epilogue

      Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1923 - 103pp + 2pp publisher's catalogue. Printed by the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-upon-Avon.Terracotta and black coloured paper covers with shelf wear to overhang paper. Loss to tail of spine. Small split to front spine hinge. Tear to fore edge overhang of front cover. Printed dedication To Helen and Margaret. Hand written gift inscription on ffep "Helen Binyon from her father. Christmas 1923". The British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama #5. Inside pages in very good condition, tightly bound. Assume first edition. Protected in archival film. Very rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop at Beech Cottage]
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        The Veiled Prisoner

      Mills & Boon (1923), London - Original olive green cloth, lettered in black on the front panel and the spine. 288pp plus 16 pp of ads. From the author of The Phantom of the Opera. In the complete dust jacket. The jacket does show some minor edge-wear but the colors remain very bright and vivid. Jacket art by Ogle. Small ink stain - the size of a BB - on the edge of p. 231. A remarkably clean, bright and pleasing copy of a book rarely found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        Tulifäntchen. Ein Heldengedicht in drei Gesängen. Berlin, Propyläen, 1923. 165 S., 1 Bl. Mit Radierungen von Max Slevogt. OLwd. (minmal lichtrandig).

      1923. . Rümann 47b; Söhn 572-591b.- Eines von 200 (GA 300) nummerierten Exemplaren mit der signierten Titelradierung .- Laut Rümann und Söhn sollen die Exemplare 101-300 (hier vorliegend) in Halbleder gebunden sein, offensichtlich wurde aber ein Teil in Ganzleinen gebunden.- Breitrandiger, unbeschnittener Druck.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Max Slevogt.

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer 1923.. 1 sign. O.-Rad; 211 S; 1 Bl. O.-Prgtbd. (27,6 x 21,1 cm) 4°.. Rümann 104. Söhn 569. Imiela S. 252. Text und Bild (Schütz) S. 157 u. 160. "[Alles in Versalien:] Einhundert Exemplare wurden mit der Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden und enthalten eine signierte Radierung von Max Slevogt 'Selbstbildnis 1922'[.] Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer [handschriftlich] 11." Die Monographie in der Vorzugsausgabe im recht gut erhaltener Ganzpergamentband mit illustriertem Vorderdeckel. In der Illustration versteckt die Verlagsinitialen "BCV". Mit Kopfgoldschnitt, die Deckel etwas angestaubt und minimal geworfen. Ein goldgeprägtes, blaues Lederrückenschild fehlt, stattdessen minimale Rückstände von Klebstoff auf dem Rücken. Zwei Ecken und das obere Kapital ein wenig bestoßen. Im Schnitt leicht fleckig. "Druck von E. Haberland in Leipzig." Die wildbewegte Deckelillustration nicht bei Söhn, dort nur die Variante der Normalausgabe. Lt. Söhn wurde die Radierung für die Vorzugsausgabe "auf besserem Papier" abgezogen. Mit zahlreichen Abbildung, darunter eine farbig. * Wenn Sie Ihre VISA oder EUROCARD/ MASTERCARD zur Zahlung nutzen möchten kontakten Sie uns bitte. *

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat]
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        Gestalten des Todes. Ein Totentanz des Weltkrieges. Blätter I bis XV (alles Erschienene)

      Bonn und Leipzig: Kurt Schroeder. 1923 . Bonn und Leipzig: Kurt Schroeder. 1923 . 15 plates (some in col)., loose as issued in orig. publishers paper folding map, complete with dedicationpage. 24.5x32.5cm., oblong. Plates in very good condition, fragile folding map with some minor damage and traces of use (top of spine torn). Rare item!! Neben seiner eigentlichen Arbeit als Priester, war Grossek zeit seines Lebens künstlerisch aktiv. Sein Schaffen wurde vor allem von zwei Faktoren beeinflusst. Persönliche Kriegserlebnisse auf der einen Seite, sein christliches Bekenntnis auf der anderen, machen sein Werk so vielseitig Mit Hilfe expressionistischer Mittel versuchte er bestimmte Gefühle und Regungen eindringlich wiederzugeben. Künstlerisch beeinflusst wurde Grossek aber nicht nur von der modernen Kunst. Bei den Apokalyptischen Reitern finden sich Inspirationen Albrecht Dürers oder Peter von Cornelius. Seine Werkreihe Totentanz wurde unter anderem von Max Klinger und Wilhelm Busch sowie den damals populären Kriegsbilderbögen beeinflusst. Trotz der zahlreichen Einflüsse kopierte Grossek diese Künstler nicht einfach, sondern verstand es jene Inspirationen passend und überzeugend in seine eigene Gestaltung mit einzubeziehen. Seine Scherenschnittwerke Das Leben und Gestalten des Todes wurden 1923 das erste Mal publiziert. Etwa zwei Jahre später wurden diese dann im Breslauer Museum für bildende Künste bzw. im Schlesischen Kunstverein ausgestellt. Gestalten des Todes. Ein Totentanz des Weltkriegs, so der komplette Name, gilt als das bedeutendste und zentrale künstlerische Werk Grosseks. Gewidmet war diese aus 15 Blättern bestehende Scherenschnittreihe seinen beiden Brüdern, die im Ersten Weltkrieg gefallen waren. Die Motive zeigen einen gierigen und erfindungsreichen Knochenmann, welcher das Geschehen auf den Kriegsschauplätzen bestimmt. Diese Reihe sollte Protest und zugleich Klage gegen das Böse und vor allem den Krieg sein. Melchior Grossek sah noch zwei weitere Zyklen für den Totentanz vor. Zu deren Veröffentlichung ist es nicht mehr gekommen. Es liegen jedoch nicht nur eine Reihe von Skizzen und Entwürfen dafür vor, auch mehrere fertige Scherenschnitte sind bekannt. Einige Skizzen und Scherenschnittvarianten dazu sind erhalten. Eine weitere Ausstellung zu Lebzeiten folgte erst im Jahre 1946, als sieben seiner Arbeiten in der Ausstellung Gestaltetes Evangelium in Berlin-Zehlendorf gezeigt wurden. Um nach den Krieg den Wiederaufbau seiner Kirche zu finanzieren, reiste er durch die Lande und verkaufte dabei auch seine Bilder.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Egyptian Art

      London - George Allen and Unwin, 1923. London - George Allen and Unwin, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An illustrated introduction to Egyptian Art by Jean Capart including plates ofphotographs, drawing and with tables. With a preface by Warren Dawson and an index to rear. First edition. Jean Capart (1877 - 1947) was a Belgian Egyptologist, director of the El-Kab excavations from 1937 to 1939 and then 1945. Warren Royal Dawson (1888- 1968) was an English insurance agent, Egyptologist and antiquarian. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight foxing. Modern bookplate over the top of previous one. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Das Hohelied. ... mit 7 Radierungen von Willy Jaeckel und 9 Schriftholzschnitten von Johannes Tzschicholt.

      Berlin, Euphorion Verlag 1923.. 4°. Roter Original-Maroquinlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Stehkantenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt, der Einband signiert: Buchb. Meink Berlin. 12 nn. Doppelblätter in Blockbuchbindung auf Zanders-Hadern-Papier. Der Einband wenigst berieben, die hintere obere Ecke bestoßen. Sehr schönes Exemplar.. Nr. 22 v. 165 (GA: 185)! -- Im vorliegenden Exemplar sind alle 7 Radierungen von Jaeckel signiert! -- Der Kratzer auf dem beigefügten Bild ist von meinem Scannernicht auf dem Einband! #FL6304

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        Dantons Tod. Ein Drama.

      Berlin, F. Schneider, ca. 1923.. 96 S., 1 Bl., mit rad. Titelvign., 1 Initiale und Schlussvign. und 6 sign. ORadierungen auf Tafeln von Franz Reinhardt. Gr.-8°, OLdr. mit Stehkantenvergoldung und farb. Mittelstück auf dem Vorderdeckel.. Das Drama, Bd. 3. - Nr. 23 von 200 num. und vom Künstler sign. Ex. der einmaligen Auflage auf Bütten.

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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition; trade issue. A few tiny ink notations; very good or slightly better in a very good dust jacket. A review slip is tipped in.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Le Maitre Paul Cezanne

      Paris - H. Floury, 1923. Paris - H. Floury, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon first and only edition of this biographical work on the celebrated Post-Impressionist painter Cezanne, withthe interesting provenance of Michael Sadler. Clearly this a work he referred to a lot. Featuring numerous illustrations, including coloured plates and a coloured portrait frontispiece. With the private ownership label of Michael Ernest Sadler, University College, Oxford, to the front pastedown, and his pencil signature dated 1926 to the front free-endpaper. Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943) was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford. In 1911, he became Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, where a building is named in his honour. Whilstin Leeds, he became President of the avant-garde Leeds Arts Club, and co-founded the Leeds Art Collections Fund. Healso built up a collection of Expressionist art,and promoted the work of various modern artists. Sadlerreturned to Oxford in 1923 as Master of University College. Hewas a champion of the public school system, and influenced national educational policy. Condition: In the original paper wraps. Externally, worn, with front board detached. Splitting and loss to spine. Internally, loosely bound, with the textblock split into several sections, and a number of pages coming away or detached. Slight browning, with occasional handling marks. The plates are generallybright, with wide margins. The colours remain vibrant. Overall: FAIR..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        14 + 2 Köpfe. Geschnitten von Fritz Wiener (= Titel auf S. 3). Ein Gruss der Landes-Gruppe Bayern des Bundes Deutscher Gebrauchsgraphiker zur Bundestagung in Frankfurt am Main am 27./28. Januar 1923 (= Widmung auf S.2).

      . Quart (25,9 x 17 cm). Mit 1 Vignette als Schattenriß ("Die Bay": auf einem Löwen reitende Grazie mit Pinsel und Papier) und 16 Silhouetten. 1 ungez. Bl., Bl. 2 - 20. Original-Karton mit Deckelillustration (Schattenriß eines zeichnenden Mannes).. # 2 von 20 Exemplaren. - Insgesamt erschien das Heft "14 + 2 Köpfe" in einer Gesamtauflage von 220 Exemplaren, von denen die ersten zwanzig Nummern von jedem der durch einen Schattenriss abgebildeten 16 Künstler signiert wurden (hier vorliegend). Mit Silhouetten vertreten sind: 1.) Prof. Ludwig Hohlwein, 2.) Prof. F.H. Ehmcke, 3.) Anna Simons, 4.) Prof Dr. Emil Preetorius, 5.) Prof Julius Diez, 6.) Heinrich Jost, 7.) Max Eschle, 8.) Walenty Zietara, 9.) Ernst Heigenmooser, 10.) Julius Nitsche, 11.) Eduard Ege, 12.) Hans Pape, 13.) Josef Melhart, 14.) Tommy Pazinger, 15.) Herrmann Virl und 16.) Fritz Wiener. - Leicht berieben und bestoßen; minimal fleckig. Tafel mit Schattenriß von Herrman Virl mit kleinem Einriß am Außensteg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Terrahe & Angelika Osw]
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        The Works of Joseph Conrad

      London: J.M. Dent & Sons. London: J.M. Dent & Sons. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The Uniform edition of Conrad's Works, in beautiful contemporary bindings by Bayntun. With frontispiece portrait of Conrad in volume I. London: J.M Dent & Sons, 1923-1928. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter crimson morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Twenty-two volumes (complete). A little rubbing to some spine ends and joints. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Story of My Life

      London - John Murray, 1923. London - John Murray, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Story of My Life by the Right Honourable Sir Edward Clarke, K. C. Illustrated with a photogravure portrait to frontispiece with facsimile signature dated 1917. First published in May1918, Popular edition published in September 1923. Sir Edward George Clarke QC (1841 - 1931) was a British barrister and politician, considered one of the leading advocates of the late Victorian era and serving as Solicitor-General in the Conservative government of 1886-1892. His legal career included representing Oscar Wilde in his disastrous prosecution of the Marquess of Queensberry for libel, and representing the plaintiff in the Baccarat Case, during which Sir Edward cross-examined the Prince of Wales. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally, in excellent condition but with minor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional spots and the odd slight mark to pages. OVerall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        True Travellers

      nbsp;London - Jonathan Cape, 1923. nbsp;London - Jonathan Cape, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The principal themes of Davies' work are the marvels of nature, observations about life's hardships, his own tramping adventures and the various characters he met. First editionIllustrated throughout by William Nicholson. William Henry Davies (1871 1940) was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a tramp, in the United Kingdom and United States, but became known as one of the most popular poets of his time. Condition: In original paper boards. Externally, slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound with marks to rear pastedown; foxing to endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Fünf Episoden. Mit zehn Originallithographien von Josèphe VERHEYEN

      1923 - Wien, Eros-Presse, été 1923. In-folio (46,5 x 28 cm), (4)-20-(1) p., 10 planches hors-texte dont frontispice, cartonnage papier éditeur (petites restaurations à la couverture). Élégante publication ornée de 10 grandes lithographies libres tirées en sanguine. L'illustration est influencée à la fois par le cubisme et par le symbolisme. Tirage annoncé à 1 000 exemplaires, mais ce recueil paraît fort rare. Un seul exemplaire au fichier des grandes bibliothèques mondiales, à Zurich (Métacatalogue KVK). Très belle couverture cartonnée ornée de bandes orangées, rouges et bleutées se chevauchant, avec titre et fleuron en rouge. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h.

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      Chicago: The Tribune Co, 1923. Chicago: The Tribune Co, 1923. First edition. THIS COPY IN PERFECT AS-NEW CONDITION in dust jacket with some edge chips - a 1.5 inch chip to bottom of rear panel. First edition. 103p. + 281 plates. Tall 4to. Bound in original burlap-like cloth with leather titles labels on spine and upper cover, embossed maroon pastedowns and flyleaves highlighted in gold. The iconic book for early twentieth century skyscraper design.& Absolutely rare in this condition with no fraying or cracking to the cloth.

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        Supplement to Dictionary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Amoy (also titled "Supplement to Dictionary of the Amoy Colloquial Language").

      Shanghai: Commercial Press, Limited, 1923. First Edition. - Black half leather binding, with gilt titles to the spine, charcoal grey cloth to the boards, all edges red. Size: 27 x 20.5cm. Pages: v + 276. This scarce book is a comprehensive supplement to Carstairs Douglas' monumental "Dictionary of the Vernacular or Spoken language of Amoy" of 1873. Barclay prepared this at the invitation of his Amoy colleagues, to reflect "a great change (that) has come over China. Western civilisation, to an increasing extent, has been welcomed, and new ideas in every department of thought and action have filled the minds of the people. These new ideas have demanded for their expression new terms, the addition of which has much enriched and extended the language. So that, especially of late years, it has been increasingly felt that the Dictionary . could no longer be considered a sufficient guide to the student of the language". The work includes a Preface, the Supplement itself (A-Z in double columns, with Amoy characters, pronunciation and brief definitions), and an alphabetical list of Place Names Frequently Met With. Thomas Barclay (1949-1935) was a Scottish-born missionary to Formosa (Taiwan). He met Carstairs Douglas (also a Scottish missionary) at Divinity School, who encouraged him to move to Formosa, and spent a year teaching him the language in Amoy. Barclay also oversaw the translation of the Bible from English into Taiwanese, and mediated with the Japanese during Tainan's capitulation to them in 1895. CONDITION: the leather remains in decent shape except for a triangular (1x1cm) chip to the foot of the spine, short tears to the top of the spine, which is a little delicate, and a little rubbing to the corners. The boards are irregularly faded, but look presentable enough. The gilt titles remain bright. Binding is secure. Hinges have been reinforced with clear tape to the front, and Japanese paper towards the back. Pages are near fine and clean, lightly tanned. A 6 x 3cm section has been neatly cut from the top corner of the blank front free endpaper. Heavy book may require extra postage (@1.4kg). Book ref 645. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dendera]
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