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        Almanakh Vezni: literaturen sbornik [Almanach of the journal "Scales": a literary anthology]

      Sofia: Vezni, 1923. Octavo (21 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers with a constructivist vignette; 104, [16] pp. Five plates, one of which in color, and fifteen illustrations in the text. A very good, partly uncut and unopened copy, with very light fraying to wrapper edges. One of the few key publications by the Bulgarian avant-garde, the striking "Vezni" almanach contains translations of Richard Dehmel, Carl Einstein, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Vladimir Mayakovsky, as well as the Bulgarian Modernist writers Mutafov, Lamar, and Nikolai Rainov. The anthology also acquaints readers with major Western artists through reproductions of works by Chagall (in color), Klee, Kokoschka, Masereel and others. Among the Bulgarian Modernist artists whose illustrations are included are Ivan Milev and Sirak Skitnik. The editor, Geo Milev (1895-1925), was an important Bulgarian literary critic and expressionist poet who began his career as a translator and popularizer of Western poets and philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche. He became a leading propagandist of modernist and avant-garde tendencies in Bulgaria and edited the eponymous avant-garde and modernist journal, which appeared from 1919 to 1921. By the early 1920s, his own work became increasingly political and in 1924 he began publishing the leftist journal "Plamak" (Flame). Milev began to provoke scrutiny by the authorities and was evidently killed during an interrogation after the bombing of a Sofia cathedral by communists. "Published the year of the September uprising and the ensuing suppression to which Geo Milev and Yasenov were to fall prey in 1925, the almanac and its cover design of geometric abstraction clearly demonstrates the proximity of Milev's circle to the constructivist aesthetics of the Russian revolution. Four tiny drawings by Mircho Kachoulev representing the four seasons must also be mentioned. The appendix contains a listing of international magazines of the avant-garde, i.e. 'Ca Ira', 'Der Sturm', 'De Stijl', 'Zenit', 'MA' and 'Little Review'" (Jacono 2013, p. 24). Jacono 14. No copies in the trade and none recorded at auction. KVK, OCLC only show the copy at the Frick.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Die Sonette an Orpheus. Geschrieben als ein Grab-Mal für Wera Ouckama Knoop.

      Leipsic, Insel-Verlag, 1923. Golden green paste boards with blue morocco spine (5 ribs). Gilt brown title ticket. 68 p. Top gilt. One of 300 num. expl. (Nr. 202) printed on laid paper by W. Drugulin. Special issue of the first edition. Binding rubbed, especially at the corners. Beginning and end a little foxed, esp. the corners.l One of the great cycles of poems of the 20th century, written in Château de Muzot in February 1922. Particularly beautiful book in its simple but splendid shape. Very rare and important publication.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Das Glück der Oelbers

      Ludwig Mathar Das Glück der Oelbers Sehr alt und dennoch sehr gut erhaltenes Buch. Im Einband steht der Name Carola Nohl 1923 Es ist keine der Seiten locker. Weißt sonst keine Mängel auf. Ist in altdeutscher Sprache geschrieben. Es hat ein paar altersbedingte braune Punkte auf den ersten beiden Seiten.

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        VOLKSKUNDE IM ALTSPRACHLICHEN UNTERRICHT vol.I HOMER

      WEIDMANNSCHE BUCHHANDLUNG, 1923. TEDESCO 0,33 Pagine brunite dal tempo e da qualità della carta, con sottolineature e postille a matita al frontespizio, rilegatura in mezza tela, con tassello al dorso e con lievissimi segni di usura da scaffalatura USATO

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        [Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-172 (complete) [Stock catalogues: Lists: numbered series:] 4-5 § 8 § 15-20 § 22-33 (21, of 33 issued) [Stock catalogues: Supplements: numbered series:] 1-18 (complete) [Stock catalogues, hors série: Book fair lists:] 1975-1992 (incomplete series)

      London, E.P. Goldschmidt & Company Limited, 1923-1992. Comprehensive collection of the Catalogues, Supplements, Lists, and Book Fair Lists, issued by E.P. Goldschmidt & Company Ltd, 1923-1992. Included are an unbroken run of the firm's Catalogues (numbered series, 1-172), a complete set of Supplements (numbered series, 1-18), a substantial numbers of Lists (21, of 33 issued), and Book Fair Lists (1975-1992). Our collection is as comprehensive as the firm's own reference sets, the first sold by Christie's, The Stock and reference library of E.P. Goldschmidt and Co. Ltd, 8-9 July 1993, lot 437, £3850 (Catalogues 1-155 only, with 61 and 82 in photocopy; and 16 Lists only); the second by Christie's South Kensington, 31 January 1997, lot 124, £6200 (Catalogues 1-171, the final catalogue 172 absent; and 26 Lists only). Our collection is superior to one offered by Christie's, London, 12 November 2008, lot 137, £3000 (Catalogues 1-168 only, with 2, 4, 62 in facsimile; 9 Lists only). A set offered in 1994 by Paul Breman (Catalogue 164, item 29, £2650), heralded as "probably the largest set of Goldschmidt catalogues ever offered for sale", lacked fourteen Catalogues and fifteen Lists; another, offered by Jonathan Hill (Catalogue 87, 1995, item 340, $4000), lacked 14 Catalogues, 4 Supplements, and numerous Lists. The series of numbered catalogues is attractively bound in 19 volumes, half-morocco (except for last five catalogues, still in original wrappers); the Supplements, Lists, Stock Lists, and Book Fair Lists are as issued, housed in two matching half-morocco boxes. ¶ Very attractive set. [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1] A Catalogue of one hundred early printed books mostly in their original bindings;(24 cm), 52 pp., 1 leaf of plates (pls.I-II), text illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Catalogue entirely of incunabula (12 not in Hain, 10 not in Proctor), the most valuable the 1488 Florence Homer, priced £450 (it found no immediate buyer). Collectors ordering from Goldschmidt's first catalogue include Austen Mardon, a recent graduate of Trinity College Cambridge, who purchased eight books; Albert Ehrman; Hans Fürstenberg; Baron Kornfeld; and the Swedish bibliophile Baron Hierta (1864-1924), who bought the editio princeps of Cicero's De Natura deorum (Venice 1471), in a contemporary binding described by Goldschmidt as Neapolitan, and comparable to bindings in the library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples. Baron Hierta later purchased item 36, the 1470 Jenson Cicero printed on vellum, lacking thirty leaves, but in a fifteenth century Venetian binding and illuminated with the arms of Lucas de Tollentis (1428-1491), Bishop of Sebenico (priced £200, it was the most expensive book sold from the catalogue; now in Uppsala UB).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 2] Rare and valuable books comprising Americana, book-bindings, old medicine, woodcut books, etc.;(24 cm), 75 (1) pp., 10 leaves of plates (pls.III-XVIII, pls.III-IV in colour), text illustrations. 205 items (numbered 101-305); priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The colour plates illustrate a spectacular coloured copy of the 1513 Strassburg Ptolemy (item 114, £150); bindings are reproduced on six plates.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 3] Rare and valuable books comprising incunabula, woodcut books, bibliography and printing art;(23 cm), 77 pp., 8 leaves of plates (pls.I-XIII, pls.I-II in colour, pl.III folding), text illustrations. 291 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Both colour plates illustrate a hand-coloured copy of Ketham, Fasciculus Medicinae (Venice 1500); the folding plate illustrates a pen drawing of the human skeleton in a copy of Valascus de Tarenta, Practica, quae alias Philonium dicitur (Lyons: Johannes Clein, 14 November "1401" [i.e. 1501]).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 4] Manuscripts and early printed books 1463-1600;(24 cm), (2) vi, 89 pp., frontispiece and 13 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXIV, frontispiece and pl.XXIII in colour), text illustrations. 8 + 168 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Goldschmidt's most impressive catalogue to date. featuring eight manuscripts, 81 incunables, the latter from 69 different presses. Two of the most valuable were the 1479 Mainz Turrecremata (bought in January 1924 from Karl Hiersemann in Leipzig, for £400), effusively described, illustrated on two plates, and priced £1000 (Rosenbach gave him £650 for it, on 12 May 1924); and the 1474 Utrecht Jacobus de Cessolis, De ludo scachorum (bought in the 19-23 May 1924 sale by Hamptons of the Earl of Dudley's Himley Hall library). Two bindings are reproduced in the catalogue in colour: the 1548 Lyon Plato, bound for Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo (ex-Libri and Hoe collections), and a Parisian binding with motto "Quiesco tandem"; fourteen bindings are reproduced in black and white. Of these sixteen featured bindings, only six sold immediately, and these to just four customers: Albert Ehrman, W.E. Moss, the Royal Library Stockholm, and Maggs. The Parisian Grolieresque binding with motto "Quiesco tandem" remained on the shelf for another ten years.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 5] Rare and valuable books, bibliography, Americana, European history, medicine, philosophy, comprising special collections on Italy, and on John Huss, the Council of Constance and Bohemia in the XIV. and XV. Century;(24 cm), 52 pp., 1 text illustration. 414 items (numbered 200-614); priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. ¶ Upper cover of wrapper soiled; occasional staining in gutter margin (from rusted staples).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 6] Rare and valuable books comprising incunabula, woodcut books, geography, medicine, philosophy, bibliography, Greek & Latin classics;(24 cm), 128 pp., frontispiece and 8 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVI, some printed red & black; pl. XVI folding), text illustrations. 509 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes two volumes of the 1541 Aldine Cicero, in Parisian bindings for the German university students Damian Pflug and Nicolaus von Ebleben, which Goldschmidt had purchased in the fourth part of the Bethmann sale, held in Paris in April 1924 (item 70, £80 the two; pls.VII-VIII). Sixty incunables, the two most expensive are the Pinelli-Boutourlin copy of the 1476 Jenson Pliny (item 45, £200; previously offered in Catalogue 1) and 1476 Regiomontanus Kalendarium (item 48, £250).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 7] Incunabula, Humanists, Reformation tracts from the library of Willibald Pirckheimer and other sources;(24 cm), 164 pp., 16 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXX, some printed red & black; pl.XXIV folding), text illustrations. 548 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes 78 incunables, among them Willibald Pirckheimer's copy of the 1494 Anthologia Graeca with his arms painted on the first leaf of text (item 4, £175; pl.I); and an imperfect copy (item 18, £275) of the very rare Breviarium Sedunense (Chambéry, not before 1482), now San Marino, Huntington Library, 100395. The Pirckheimer books had been consigned to Sotheby's by the Royal Society, 4 May 1925 (228 lots). The catalogue offers "other important additions to our stock from other sources, such as the late Mr. E. Gordon Duff's collection, whose cherished books will surely be regarded as relics by every admirer of the greatest of recent English bibliographers" (from Catalogue foreword); Duff's library was dispersed by Sotheby's, 16-19 March 1925. A folding plate illustrates the Adam and Eve woodcuts with moveable flaps in a copy of the 1556 Geminus Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio (item 376, £240). ¶ Pencil inscription (beneath pl. XXX).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 8] Rare and valuable books comprising manuscripts, incunabula, woodcut books, geography; medicine, XVIII century architecture and gardens, bibliography & bookbindings [other title:] Manuscripts, early printed books, many with woodcut illustrations; early works on geography, medicine, the theatre, gardens & architecture; Slavica, Scandinavia, bibliography, etc. etc., including a Grolier and a Maioli binding, the Hypnerotomachia of 1499; incunabula printed at Como, Santorso, Savigliano, Haarlem, Delft, Saragossa, etc.; the Ptolemy of 1520, the Grynaeus 1532 with the genuine world-map, etc. etc.;(24 cm), 192 pp., frontispiece and 14 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXVIII, some printed red & black), text illustrations. 472 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Among the bookbindings featured are Grolier's copy of the 1557 Basel Cardanus (item 119, £550) and Maioli's copy of the 1532 Basel Dionysius Halicarnassus (item 130, £350), both acquired by Goldschmidt in the Colonel E.R. Pratt sale at Sotheby's, 27 July 1925 (this provenance concealed). The Cardanus languished in stock for the remainder of Goldschmidt's life: it was re-offered in Catalogue 34 (priced £450), afterwards consigned to William Schab in New York (his Catalogue 2, issued in 1941, priced $1600), but returned unsold to London. In December 1954 Goldschmidt's successor, Jacques Vellekoop, finally sold it, to the art and book dealer Dr Karl Goldmann of Munich, on behalf of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (shelfmark ESlg/2 Phys.g. 7a). Ten manuscripts are offered, including (item 1, £52) an atlas of Africa drawn by B. Guerin of Nancy, dated 16 August 1595 (purchased in the first session of the De Marinis sale, by Hoepli, Milan, 6-9 May 1925; sold to Boies Penrose); and (item 3, £105) Saint Augustine, "Confessiones", c. 1150 (ex-Sotheby's 6 April 1925, lot 490; eventually via Maggs to Harvard, Houghton Library, MS Richardson 27); 88 incunables, including (item 94, £375) Hans Tucher, Reise in das gelobte Land (1484), from the Kloss and John Bellingham Inglis collections (now Pierpont Morgan Library, 23622).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 9] Rare and valuable books comprising incunabula, Americana, medicine, philosophy, science, art, bibliography [title-page:] Early printed books, Americana, medicine; science; art, bibliography; etc. etc., including specimens from rare 15th century presses: Brünn, Münster i.W., Turin, Cividale, etc.; the Vespucci-Letter of 1506; an undescribed Americanum of Cracow, 1506, an unknown anatomical broadside; a binding for Queen Elizabeth, etc., etc.;(24 cm), 136 pp., frontispiece and 9 leaves of plates (pls.I-XV, [1]; pls.IX-X, XI, XV are folding; frontispiece and pl.[1] are in colour), text illustrations. 367 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The two colour plates illustrates bindings: one for Queen Elizabeth I (item 199, £360; on Gilles, Annales et croniques de France, 1562); the other the four-volume 1542 Gryphius Latin Bible bound with owner's names "F. AA. Polo" on covers (item 163a, £36). The short section of "Americana" includes Jan Głogowczyk, Introductorium compendiosum in tractatum spere material (Cracovia 1506) and Vespucci, Von den newen insulen und landen so yttz kurtzlichen erfundenn seynd durch den Kunigk von Portigal (Leipzig: Martin Landsberg 1506), priced £225 each. There are 73 incunabula.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 10] Rare and valuable books comprising manuscripts, early printed books, early medicine and science, XVIth century presses, bibliography [title-page:] Manuscripts, early printed books, early medicine and science, sixteenth century presses, bibliography, etc., including first editions of Ramon Lull's Arbor Scientiae, Barcelona, 1482, and Brunschwig's Cirurgia, 1497, and other books on anatomy, an unknown broadside on Joh. Pfefferkorn, the Soncino-Vergil of 1508, etc. etc.;(24 cm), (8) 184 pp., frontispiece and 9 leaves of plates (pls.I-XV, some printed in red & black), text illustrations. 450 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Eleven manuscripts; 117 incunables, including (item 14, £150) Alessandro Braccio's Italian translation of De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia (Milan: for Alexander Pelizonus, 20 November 1500), carefully described, and with a reproduction of the title-page (ISTC ip00689900, no copy located), and (item 104, £450; pls.VIII-IX) a copy of the Schatzbehalter in a binding covered with a vellum leaf from a 14th century Hebrew manuscript of the Pentateuch, with pastedowns from "an early Christian Liturgical Ms. with neumes", which Goldschmidt considered "one of the most remarkable specimens of XVth century binding I have ever seen" (from the catalogue entry).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 11] Early astronomy, science, mathematics and medicine, cartography & navigation, specimens of rare presses & types, classics, woodcut books, etc. etc. [title-page:] Mathematics, astronomy, medicine, geography, classics, etc. including the editio princeps of Manilius and two other specimens from Regiomontanus' private press 1473-4; Copernicus: De Revolutionibus, 1543; Machiavelli's Prince, 1532; Grotius: De Mare Libero, 1609, and other first editions of famous books; Amadis de Gaule, 1541-1559, the twelve books complete; Les faictz merveilleux de Virgile, Toulouse, 1538; Alain Chartier's Bréviaire des Nobles, 1535; and other early French poems, etc. etc.;(24 cm), 180 pp., frontispiece and 6 leaves of plates (pls.I-VI, pl.II folding), text illustrations. 456 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes a volume containing eighteen French books, printed 1536-1539, all purchased by Wolfgang Hunger at Bourges in 1539 and bound for him in 1542; "We are for the present keeping these 18 items together in one volume as they are... but we price each item singly and will note any order received for each separate item and will execute such orders as soon as it become clear that the volume will have to be broken up" (catalogue entry). Fortunately, it remained intact, and the volume is now Harvard University, Houghton Library, FC5 A100 B560p. Fifty incunables, including one "hitherto entirely undescribed": Clemens Lossow, Rosarius B. V. M. (Leipzig: Moritz Brandis, after 16 February 1486), apparently ex-Gilhofer & Ranschburg, "Livres rares et précieux" [catalogue 150] (Vienna 1922), item 40, now Huntington Library, 55420. Another incunable (item 234, £475) is a specimen of a rare press: Summaria declaratio bullae indulgentiarum ecclesiae Xanctonensi et pro tuitione fidei concessarum (Münster in Westfalen: Johann Limburg, about 1485-86); this book passed through subsequent Goldschmidt catalogues, was bought eventually by Maggs (Catalogue 816, item 54), and is now Cambridge University Library, Inc.3.A.35.1 [4379].[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 12] History, biography, bibliography;(23.5 cm), 64 pp. 481 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 13] Mediaeval Latin literature from Boethius to Petrarch, from Petrarch to Erasmus [other title:] Mediaeval Latin literature including Mss. of S. Bernard, Godfrey of Viterbo, Petrus Comestor, etc.; first editions of: Gesta Romanorum, Dialogus Creaturarum, Solomon and Marcolphus, Thomas de Cantimpré's Bee-Book, and many other rare XVth century impressions; also the editio princeps of Thomas More's Utopia; modern standard editions of mediaeval texts;(23.5 cm), (8) 111 (1) pp., text illustrations. 522 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes 66 incunables.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 14] Rare and valuable books comprising early printed books, medicine, mathematics and early science, XVIth century books, early bookbindings, bibliography [other title:] Early printed books, medicine; mathematics and early science, XVIth century books and many specimens of early bindings, bibliography, etc. Including first edition of the Dialogus Creaturarum, Gouda, 1480; an unknown edition of Claudian; the Decameron of 1518 with woodcuts; Guainerius' De Matricibus, 1474, the first book on obstetrics; Conrad von Megenberg's Buch der Natur, 1499, etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), (2) 238 (6) pp., frontispiece and 18 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXXV, pls.V, XII, XV are folding, others are printed in red & black), text illustrations. 727 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - One of the folding plates reproduces a large woodcut of the human skeleton (Anathomia ossium) bound with two works of Magnus Hund, Introductorium in Aristotelis physica (Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, 20 July 1500) and Antropologium de hominis dignitate (Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, 1501); the volume was sold to Harvey Cushing (1869-1939), and is now Yale University, Medical Historical Library, Incunabula H-555. Another folding plate reproduces an almanac for 1496 ([Nuremberg: Kaspar Hochfeder, 1495?]) listing days suitable for phlebotomy (sold to William Norton Bullard, 1853-1931; now Harvard University, Countway Library, Bullard 106). Items 245-274 are "Rare XVIth century books in remarkable bindings"; sixteen of the plates reproduce bindings.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 15] Rare and valuable books comprising manuscripts; early printed books Italian literature, medicine, geography, travels, Americana, rare XVIth and XVIIth century books, bibliography [other title:] Manuscripts, early printed books, Italian literature; medicine, travels, Americana, rare XVIth and XVIIth century books, bibliography, etc., including: an early Ms. of the "De Philosophia Mundi" of Guillaume de Conches; the only book printed by Mentelin to contain his name (Strassburg; 1464-5); Sir John Mandeville's Travels, with woodcuts; the 1525 Ptolemy in its original binding; early geography and discovery; the first edition of the laws and statutes of Poland, Cracow, 1506, etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), (6) 156 pp., frontispiece and 10 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVI, some printed in red & black, pls. XIV, XVI folding), text illustrations. 403 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Twenty-five manuscripts, including (item 16, £75) Giovanni Giocondo da Verona, "Sylloge Inscriptionum Antiquarum", a redaction by the Milanese painter Protasio Crivelli, 1498 (ex-Hoepli, Manoscritti, miniature, incunabuli, libri figurati, legature, 26 April-3 May 1928, lot 184) and (item 12, £180) William of Conches, "De Philosophia Mundi", c. 1175, bought by Goldschmidt from the Munich bookseller Emil Hirsch (Valuable manuscripts of the Middle Ages, mostly illuminated, 1928, item 8), reappeared in the William Foyle sale (Christie's, 11 July 2000, lot 7), and now University of Pennsylvania Library, Lawrence J. Schoenberg collection MS 384. The section of "Italian literature" (Items 71-166) includes (item 94, £60) the Heber copy of Frezzi's Quadriregio del decorso della vita humana (Bologna: Franciscus de Ragazonibus, 1494).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 16] Woodcut books, specimens from rare & famous presses, bibliography [other title:] German, French and Italian woodcut books, specimens of famous presses and rare places of imprint, bibliography, including: Dürer's Unterweisung, his Hrotsvitha and others; Tory's Champfleury and his Grandes Heures; S. Birgitta of 1481; Dialogus Creaturarum, 1480; and other XVth century woodcut boots; a book printed by Caxton at Cologne and by Sweynheym and Pannartz at Rome, 1470; rare early impressions of Angers, Lübeck (1486), St. Dié (1510), Aldines, etc. etc.;(24.5 cm), (2) 204 (8) pp., frontispiece and 9 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVII, some printed in red & black, pl.XI folding), text illustrations. 410 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The Dialogus creaturarum moralizatus (Gouda: Gerard Leeu, 3 June 1480) is the Thomas Grenville copy (item 65, £275); the Caxton imprint is a copy of Burlaeus, De vita et moribus philosophorum ([Cologne: Johann Schilling, for William Caxton, about 1472]), in contemporary stamped calf (item 204, £125); the Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz imprint is Leo I, Sermones (Rome, after 21 September 1470), in limp vellum (item 290, £250). ¶ Exlibris of Malvern Public Library; "This book was presented by C.W. Dyson Perrins Esq. Davenham June 1938". Library inkstamp (repeated), shelfmark on title-page verso.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 17] Old medicine including a small collection of early medical manuscripts and incunabula formed by a professor of the university of Montpellier;(23.5 cm), 72 pp., frontispiece (in colour) and 9 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII, [1], one folding), text illustrations. 120 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes nine manuscripts, the most valuable Dioscorides, "De virtutibus simplicium medicinarum" (sold in February 1930 to the Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.760). The colour frontispiece reproduces a woodcut in a copy Hans von Gersdorff, Feldbuch der Wundarzney (Strassburg: Schott, [undated; after 1517]); the unnumbered plate reproduces the English binding on Symphorien Champier, Speculum galeni (Lyon 1512), from Gordon Duff's collection. Also offered is a copy of Vesalius' China root epistle (Venice 1546) bound with Demetrio Canevari, De ligno sancto commentarium (Rome 1602), from the library of Jacques Auguste de Thou (item 114, £75; with Maggs, Catalogue 582, 1933, item 145). ¶ Wrapper dust-soiled; otherwise a fine copy.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 18] Astronomy, mathematics; early science; geography, cosmography; early Americana; navigation and discovery;(23.5 cm), 112 pp., frontispiece (in colour) and 11 leaves of plates (pls.I-X, [1]; some printed in red & black, most folding), text illustrations. 194 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Highlight of the catalogue (item 1, £550) is a manuscript of selections from Aristotle, followed by selections, mostly astronomical and arithmetical, from Henricus Monachus, Johannes de Sacrobosco, Robertus Grosseteste, Johannes de Ahrweiler, Gerardus Cremonensis, and others, written c. 1291-1330, and featuring a folding chart indicating the position of the fixed stars (reproduced as pl.I); it was purchased by Harvey Cushing in 1935, and is now Yale University, Medical Historical Library, Ms 11. Also notable is a coloured copy of Apianus, Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt 1540), from the library of Cardinal Altemps in Rome (item 14, £120; frontispiece and pl.III). The unnumbered plate reproduces the manuscript of William of Conches, "De Philosophia Mundi", c. 1175 (reprised from Catalogue 15). On the verso of the title-page is a list of thirty-six "Americana" (1496-1655) offered in the catalogue.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 19] Greek and Roman classics; Church Fathers; mediaeval literature, S. Augustine, Dante, Erasmus [other title:] ...including a number of manuscripts and fine editions;(23.5 cm), 96 pp., frontispiece and 11 leaves of plates (pls.I-VII, [1-4], some printed red & black), text illustrations. 279 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Fourteen manuscripts, the most valuable Julian of Toledo, "Prognosticon", together with Ephrem the Syrian, "Sermones", and other texts, c. 1001-1074 (item 203, £1250; frontispiece, pl.[4]); this later passed through Catalogues 21 and 23, and was sold from the latter in January 1932 to The Newberry Library (now Vault folio Case MS 2). Among the incunables, most remarkable are the 1471 Jenson Caesar, inscribed by Johannes Marchanova (c. 1410/15-1467), in an English red morocco binding with the Earl of Malmesbury's arms on covers (item 17, £400); the rare Cicero, De officiis (Naples: Arnaldus de Bruxella, 24 December 1474), annotated by Nicolaus de Hittendorff in 1479 (items 25, £105); Thucydides, Historia belli Peloponnesiaci ([Treviso: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 1483?]), in a contemporary gold-tooled Neapolitan binding (item 95, £150; pl.[3]); and 1479 Basel De Civitate dei in an unusual contemporary binding of brown calf: "the inner and outer frames are formed by a continuous text in German in Gothic lettering"; "the text is not produced by a roll, since the words do not repeat themselves, nor by juxtaposed strips engraved with letters, but undoubtedly from moveable single letters set up as type between two strong metal bands" (item 122, £135).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 20] Art, architecture, bookbindings and book illustration including a number of early woodcut books; heraldry, theatrical decoration, law, music, philosophy, orientalia & Judaica, bibliography;(23.5 cm), 107 (1) pp., frontispiece (in colour) and 3 leaves of plates (pls.I-III, some printed in red & black), text illustrations. 106 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes Henry VIII's copy of Dat boek des hyllighen Ewangelii Profecien und Epistelen ouer dat ghantze yaer myt der glosen unde exempelen (Lübeck 1506), one of two copies appearing in the 1542 royal inventory (the other is British Library, 3832 f.18), sold as a duplicate by the British Museum duplicate in 1787, subsequently in the William Morris and Charles Fairfax Murray collections (item 74, £150). The book was purchased by the Royal Library, Windsor, in August 1929 (RCIN 1053701). The frontispiece reproduces an armorial painted by a French herald for Hector Le Breton, sieur de la Doinneterie (item 107, sold); this reappeared on the market in 2003 (Tajan, Bibliothèques des comtes Henri et François Chandon de Briailles, manuscrits enluminés du XIVe au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 17 December 2003, lot 1).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 21] Manuscripts, incunabula, woodcut books [other title:] ... including: a remarkable XIIth cent. codex containing S. Brandan's "Navigation", the "Life of Theophilus the Magician" and other interesting mediaeval texts of the highest literary importance; the "Chronica Hungarorum" of Joh. de Thurocz printed at Brünn, 1488; Ludolphus de Saxonia, Delft, 1488; S. Birgitta, Lübeck, 1496; Conradus Turicensus, Beromünster, 1472 - the first press in Switzerland; and many other books from rare XVth cent. presses; Dutch "Horae", 1512; Vivaldus, Saluzzo, 1503; and many other fine XVIth cent. woodcut books with cuts by Dürer, Burgkmair, Springinklee, etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), (2) 158 (2) pp., frontispiece, 8 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVI, some printed red & black), text illustrations. 197 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Manuscripts (items 1-28a); Incunabula (29-143); Woodcut books (144-197). Two plates reproduces an Italian manuscript of Petrus Comestor, "Historia scholastica", c. 1280, used in Paris by an Hungarian glossator (item 9, £210); it was re-offered in Catalogues 23 (1930) and 44 (1937), sent on consignment to W.H. Schab in New York (his Catalogue 5, 1942, item 78), returned to London, and sold to James P.R. Lyell (1871-1948) in August 1943 (now Bodleian Library, MS. Lyell 70). Item 28a (£475) is a miscellaneous manuscript from Lambach Abbey containing Isidore of Seville's "Sententiae", Otloh of St Emmeran's "Dialogus de tribus questionibus", Saint Brendan the Voyager's "Navigatio" and other treatises, written between 1100 and 1150 (ex-Sotheby's, 11 November 1929, lot 392); it was re-offered in Catalogue 23, and sold to The Newberry Library in 1931 (Vault folio Case MS 6). Item 98 (£275) is Horae: ad usum Romanum ([Paris]: Etienne Jehannot, 20 October 1497), a copy printed on paper, from the library of the Praemonstratensian Abbey of San Norberto en Valladolid, presented to Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro (1843-1913) when he was Papal Nuncio in Spain, "the only [copy] to have survived of this remarkable edition" (cf. ISTC ih00389800; only a single copy on vellum is recorded).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 22] Astronomy, cosmography, mathematics, early science; with a few books on cartography and map-projection;(23.5 cm), 48 pp., text illustrations. 106 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes an illustrated manuscript treatise on map-construction, B. de Desnaguelz, "Abregé cosmographique: divisé en deux livres", probably written at Nancy, c. 1600 (item 25, £60; purchased in 1930 by Harvard University, Houghton Library, Ms Fr 122).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 23] Mediaeval literature and science with a few manuscripts of the classics [other title:] ... including a small collection of manuscripts of the classics;(23.5 cm), viii, 160 pp., frontispiece, 8 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVI, some printed red & black), text illustrations. 472 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Forty-two manuscripts are offered; also Goldschmidt's description of "An unknown twelfth century treatise in defence of beards", already sold to the British Museum (pp.ii-iv; frontispiece). Included are four manuscripts purchased by Goldschmidt in March 1930 from Stephen Gaselee: a Statius, written in 1419 (item 13, £210), a Martial (Phillipps Ms 9677) written in 1470 (item 8, £72), a Plautus (Phillipps Ms 6556) written about 1450 (item 11, £30), and a Lucanus (Phillipps Ms 9029) of about the same date (item 7, £27). Goldschmidt soon lost confidence in the Lucanus; he consigned it to Sotheby's, where it was sold on 25 July 1932, for £6. The other three manuscripts passed through a long succession of catalogues. The Plautus eventually sold to the University of Virginia in 1941 for £12, the Statius to Major Abbey in 1949 for £150, and the Martial to the University of Kansas in 1956 for £110. A lengthy description is printed (pp.101-103; item 253, £125) of Johannes Motis, Recommendatio mulierum contra viros seu mares ([Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, before 1499]), in which Goldschmidt considers the identity of the author of the appended text "Remedium contra concubinas ex libro Matheoli abbreviatum" (Petrus de Corbolio?), and other early versions of the poem, a puzzle to which he later returned (Medieval texts and their first appearance in print, 1943, pp.35-38).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 24] Woodcut books, classics, bibliography [other title:] ... including the Aesop printed by Sorg, c. 1483; the Poliphilo of 1499; Ludolphus of Saxonia, Delft 1488; first edition of the Petrarch illustrated by Weiditz, 1532; Sigismondo de Fanti on the Art of Writing, 1514; and many other fine woodcut books; an undescribed Juvenal from the first press at Lyons; the first edition of Averroes' De Substantia Orbis, 1482; numerous examples of printing, including the smallest of all type specimens: Luce, 1740; etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), (2) 160 pp., frontispiece, 5 leaves of plates (pls.I-X), text illustrations. 343 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Woodcut books (items 1-93); Classics (items 94-180); Bibliography (items 181-343). The frontispiece reproduces the upper cover and spine of Euripides, Tragoediae XIX (Heidelberg 1597), in a "Clovis Eve style" binding, from the J.-Ch. Brunet, Leboeuf de Montgermont, and Rahir collections (item 122, £225).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 25] Old science, medicine, philosophy [other title:] ... including first editions of Paré: La Méthode Curative des Plages; Paciolo: Divina Proportione; Sabunde: Theologia Naturalis; and of other works by Leeuwenhoek, Laennec, Galilei, etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), (2) 135 (9) pp., frontispiece, 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII, some printed in red & black), text illustrations. 393 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. Contains subject index. ¶ Tear in upper cover neatly repaired.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 26] Rare and valuable books comprising manuscripts, early printed books of the XVth to the XVIIth century; many illustrated with woodcuts, scarce editions of classical, mediaeval & Renaissance authors, bibliography : Manuscripts and printed books of the XVth to the XVIIth century, mainly illustrated with woodcuts; including many French woodcut books: Le Jouvencel, Vérard, 1493; Mistère de la Passion, 1512; Metamorphoses d'Ovide, Janot, 1539, etc., etc.; an early Venetian woodcut border hand printed in a Valerius Maximus of 1471; early travel books: Clavijo's Travels in Persia (1415), Lahontan, Froger, Hurtado de Mendoza, etc. Many fine specimens of early bookbindings, both gilt and blind stamped; scarce editions of classical; mediaeval and Renaissance authors. Bibliography;(23.5 cm), (2) 112 (4) pp., frontispiece, 7 leaves of plates (pls.I-X, XIII-XV, some printed in red and black), text illustrations. 360 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Item 1 (reproduced on frontispiece) is the Hoe copy of La Bible des poetes de Ouide Methamorphose (Paris: printed for Jean Petit and Philippe le Noir, c. 1525), now Harvard University, Houghton Library, Typ 515 20.204. Items 191-360 (pp.90-112) are bibliographies. In this copy, the folding plate XI-XII (associated in text with items 141 and 145) is not found.Offered with Rare and valuable books comprising manuscripts, early printed books of the XVth to the XVIIth century; many illustrated with woodcuts, scarce editions of classical, mediaeval & Renaissance authors. London: E.P. Goldschmidt & Company Limited, [1931]. (23.5 cm), 133 (3) pp., frontispiece, 8 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVI), text illustrations. 296 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - A new edition, also designated "Catalogue 26" on cover and title-page. Item 1 (reproduced on frontispiece) is a copy of Conrad Celtis, In hoc libello continentur divo Maximiliano Augusto Chunradi Celtis Rhapsodia (Augsburg: Johann Otmar, 1505). Items 2-190 are same books offered in the previous edition; items 191-296 are early printed books, headed "Appendix Recent Acquisitions". In this edition, pp.1-2 are newly composed and printed, pp.3-89 the original setting, and p.90 to the end again newly composed and printed. Plates II-XV are the same as in the previous edition; pl.XVI is associated with item 206 in the "Appendix". Since "Catalogue 27" is here announced on inside upper wrapper as "Just issued", we presume this is the later of the two editions. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh; pencil annotations.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 27] Bibliography, manuscripts, early printing, libraries; catalogues of incunabula collections, public and private libraries, auction-sale catalogues;(20.5 cm), 84 pp. 1255 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - "The majority of the books listed in this catalogue are not on our London premises, but are stored on the Continent".[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 53] The Discovery of the circulation of the blood and other new acquisitions in the field of old science and medicine;(21 cm), 47 (1) pp. (including covers), illustration. 300 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes the third edition of Harvey's De motu cordis bound as often with pamphlets of James Primrose; "Our copy differs in some ways as regards the additional papers [by Primrose] from the copy described by Keynes; the extensive Primrose-Regius controversy items are described by Keynes as having been published in 1647, while our copies are dated 1640 and 1644 respectively" (item 2, £37). ¶ Corner torn from lower wrapper with loss of some text.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 54] Old books of interest to the student of the social sciences; civic life and behaviour, political ideas and reforms, public health, commerce, agriculture, technical progress and inventions, travel and transport;(20.5 cm), (2) 42 pp. (including covers). 307 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. ¶ Lower wrapper and several pages waterstained.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 55] Bibliography and reference books; catalogues and reproductions of manuscripts, palaeography, history of printing; bibliography and history of science and medicine;(21 cm), 36 pp. (including covers). 383 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 56] Old science and medicine;(21 cm), 48 pp., text illustrations. 275 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Items 1-8 are manuscripts, including (item 4, £72) Andreas Friedrich Happe's four-volume "Herbarium pictum" (now Oak Spring Garden Library; Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Tony Willis, An Oak Spring Herbaria: herbs and herbals from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries, Upperville, VA 2009, pp.226-229 no. 39). Items 200-214, headed "Photography", represent "only a selection from our very large stock of early books on photography and of examples of the first photographs" (p.38).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 57] Fifteenth century books from thirty-five towns;(21 cm), 24 pp., text illustrations. 71 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 59] Mediaeval literature: manuscripts, editions of mediaeval texts; bibliography and reproductions of manuscripts;(21 cm), (2) 41 (1) pp. (including covers). 352 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 60] Early botany and herbals; old science and medicine;(20 cm), (2) 53 (1) pp. (including covers), text illustrations. 326 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Items 238-254 "Early Photography", including thirty photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1856-1868, "formerly the property of a member of the Cameron family, many fully signed and dated, some with dedications and marked 'not for sale'" (item 242, $125). These photographs are now Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 41.21.1-29.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 61] The History of printing and of book illustration in typical examples; books on the drama, theatre and pageants; various recent acquisitions;(20.5 cm), 44 pp., text illustrations. 267 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Our copy of Catalogue 61 (see illustration), reputedly "extremely scarce as the whole shipment to the U.S. was sunk by a German U-boat in 1941" (Christie's), is present here with "Yale University Library" inkstamp on cover, and a few pencilled annotations (including "Dupl.").[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 62] Old science and medicine including many association copies;(20.5 cm), 42 pp., text illustrations. 290 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Items 272-289 are "Early Instruments". Another catalogue poorly distributed: many copies were lost in transit, and few survive. ¶ "Yale University Library" inkstamp on cover, dated in pencil May 21, [19]41, occasional annotation in pencil.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 63] Bibliography; reproductions of manuscripts; palaeography;(21 cm), (2) 31 (1) pp. (including covers) 361 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Illustrated on the upper cover is Calengier: item men mach hier in scriuen met priemen ghemaect van gout, of van siluer, of van ten, of van koeper, of van laettoen, ende met eene[n] natten vingher machment wt doen (Antwerp: Jan Severz., 1527), in a binding by Willem de Backere. This almanac (Njhoff-Kronenberg 3295) is accompanied by twelve erasable "writing tablets" and has attracted a large literature (now New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, Neth. 1527 94-143).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 64] A Collection of books on the history of bacteriology and other new acquisitions in the history of science including some fine early English medical books from the libraries of Dr William Bulloch, Sir D'Arcy Power, a.o.;(21 cm), 40 pp. 304 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Items 210-229 are "Photography". The books of Sir D'Arcy Power were sold by Sotheby's, 9-11 June 1941.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 65] Mediaeval literature; history and science of the Middle Ages, texts and documents, including some manuscripts and early printed books;(21 cm), (2) 33 (1) pp. (including covers). 323 + [1] items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The unnumbered item is a manuscript of John Somer's "Kalendarium cum tabulis planetarum et eclipsium", with texts by other authors, written and decorated in England, c. 1425 ($125). It was purchased in January 1942 by Curt Bühler, and is now Pierpont Morgan Library, Ms B12.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 66] Books on science and its applications and other new acquisitions;(21 cm), 48 pp. 307 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Items 220-239 are "Photography" and include (item 226, $195) an album of 56 mounted portraits, some signed by David Octavius Hill or his collaborator, Robert Adamson, and dated 1843. Illustrated on the catalogue covers is a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector (called the Cinematographe), made and used by Auguste and Louis Lumière in 1895, intact in original wooden chest with iron handles (item 122, $500).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 68] Old science & medicine; early photography;(20.5 cm), (2) 49 (1) pp. (including covers). 392 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Items 324-392 are "Photography" and include Henry Fox-Talbot's Pencil of Nature (parts 1-4, 1844), an album of 150 David Octavius Hill portraits (item 327, $300), original negatives of calotypes by D.O. Hill, albums of photographs of the American Civil War, and Crimean War.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 69] Mediaeval literature; history and science of the Middle Ages, texts and documents including early geography & toponymics; early Church history and Apocrypha;(21 cm), (2) 29 (1) pp. (including covers). 418 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes two manuscripts: a version of the "Scotichronicon" written in the second half of the 16th century (item 12, $325; sold to J.P.R. Lyell in October 1942, now Bodleian Library, Ms Lyell 39); Thomas of Capua, "Summa Dictaminis", c. 1350, reprised from Catalogue 44 (item 2, $500; now University of Pennsylvania Library, Ms. Codex 20).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 70] The History of science library of Professor A. Wolf... and some other new acquisitions;(21 cm), (2) 54 pp. (including covers). 834 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Professor Wolf's celebrated collection on Spinoza was sold by Menno Hertzberger in 1950 to the University of California, Los Angeles. Cf. "Private Libraries, XXIII: Professor A. Wolf" in The Times Literary Supplement, 12 November 1938, p.732.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 28] Printed books and manuscripts of value and interest for their texts, illustrations or historical importance, on more than fifty subjects literary, artistic, historical or scientific;(24 cm), 60 pp., text illustrations (pls.I-III on wrappers). 156 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Item 28 (£210) is a manuscript of Nichole Oresme, "Tractatus de origine et natura, jure et mutationibus monetarum" together with texts by Pierre d'Ailly and others, in three or four hands, with an ownership entry of a friar Arnout of Bruges, who obtained the book by exchange for another volume at Brussels in 1512 (now Yale University, Beinecke Library, MS 533, purchased 1973 from Gilhofer and Ranschburg).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 29] Classics of science [title-page continues:] ...books illustrating the progress of scientific discovery including first editions of Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Napier, Descartes, Boyle, Laplace, Ohm, Roentgen, Einstein, &c.; dedication copies of Dr John Dee, Hevelius, Kepler, Huygens, Robert Mayer, &c.;(24 cm), 80 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 220 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The catalogue foreword announces that Ernst Weil had joined the Company.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 30] A Collection of rare books illustrating the history of anatomy, biology, physiology and surgery;(24 cm), 32 pp., text illustrations (cover illustration in red & black). 119 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 31] The Renaissance in France [cover title; title-page continues:] ... the artists: G. Tory, Oronce Finé, Jean Cousin; the writers: Chastellain, Rabelais, Ronsard, Bonnefons; the scholars: Lefèvre d'Étaples, Budé, Turnèbe; the printers: Estienne, Colines, Vascosan, De Tournes;(24 cm), 86 (2) pp., 12 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVI), text illustrations. 291 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Six plates reproduce bindings, made for Marcus Fugger, Jean Grolier (on Cardanus, De rerum varietate, 1557), Pietro Duodo, a collector employing the motto "Quiesco tandem", a binding credited to Etienne Roffet (on Apostolorum et Sanctorum conciliorum Decreta, 1540), and a binding decorated by a pot cassé panel (on the 1531 Tory Book of Hours).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 32] Old books on the history of science;(24 cm), 32 pp., 1 leaf of plates (pls.I-II), text illustrations. 138 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 33] Literature and history of the Middle-Ages and of the XVth century: ancient classics, music, drama;(24 cm), 48 pp., 1 leaf of plates (pls.I-II), text illustrations (cover illustration in red & black). 231 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 34] Botany, herbals, chemistry, pharmacology, zoology;(24 cm), 36 pp., text illustrations. 145 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 35] Scientific thought and discovery [cover title; title-page continues:] ... including first editions of Ampère, Boyle, Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, Daguerre, Galilei, Grosseteste, Halley, Helmholtz, Hevelius, Huygens, Kepler, Lamarck, Lavoisier, Lyell, Malpighi, Cusa, Pasteur, Peckham, Pascal, Telesius, Volta;(24 cm), 56 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), text illustrations. 200 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes an album of 101 original photographs by David Octavius Hill and his collaborator Robert Adamson, most taken in Hill's Edinburgh studio (item 92, £42); Daguerre's own account of the invention of the daguerreotype, printed in 1839 (item 57, £12); and Robert Hunt's Popular Treatise on the art of Photography (Glasgow 1841), the first book on photography in the English language (item 95, £5). ¶ Occasional mark in red crayon.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 36] One hundred books [title-page continues:] ...including manuscripts; the fine series of Apocalypse woodcuts by H.S. Beham; the magnificent Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences with 62 anatomical plates; Astronomici veteres 1499; Vesalius, Fabrica, 1543; Fuchs' Herbal, 1542; the first edition of Petronius; a number of books on education, music, political theory, etc., etc.;(24 cm), 48 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Plate II reproduces a binding with portrait medallion of Pontanus (on De Sermone, De bello Neapolitano, 1509).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 37] Old medical books and a small collection of old medical instruments;(24 cm), 63 (1) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 266 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Includes books from the libraries of the physicians Ulrich Ellenbog (1435-1499) and Valentin Maurer (c. 1550).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 38] Rare and valuable books [title-page continues:] ...including some exceptional Italian woodcut books such as the Bestiary of Savona, 1524; the first illustrated Fior di Virtu, Venice 1492; and an unknown edition of the woodcuts of the Specchio dell'Anima; the lettering books of Pacioli and Verini; a Greek manuscript of Aristophanes and a XIVth Ms. of Gervase of Tilbury; the first edition of Manilius; 'Canevari's' Virgil and other fine bindings, etc., etc., etc.;(24 cm), 64 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), text illustrations.134 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Item 14 (£225) is the rare Libellus de natura animalium (Savona 1524) in a red morocco binding; item 115 (£52) is a copy of Johannes Tortellius, Orthographia (Venice 1495), inscribed by the printer Johann Froben, and with an impression in black printer's ink from his signet ring on title-page, later in the library of the Basel jurist Remigius Faesch (1595-1667). One of the plates illustrates a binding with Thomas Vautrollier printer's mark on covers (now Harvard University, Houghton Library, Typ 505.76.781, via Sotheby's sale of the J.R. Abbey collection); another reproduces the cover of an Apollo and Pegasus binding (the 1545 Lyon Vergil, ex-Hector de Backer sale, 28-31 March 1927). ¶ Yale University Library stamp on upper wrapper (annotated "Dupl."). Tear in lower wrapper closed.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 39] Rare & valuable books [other title:] ...comprising several remarkable manuscripts and incunabula, including the Caesar, printed by Jenson, 1471; most of the finest early herbals by Brunfels, Dodoens, Hortus Santitatis, etc.; the first book on the astrolabe, 1477, and other early science books by Galilei, Sirturi, Fontana, Sanuto, etc.; woodcut books including a Book of Hours printed at Kirchheim in Alsace, and the Petrarch of Denis Janot; a series of early editions of Erasmus of Rotterdam;(23.5 cm), 72 pp., frontispiece, 3 leaves of plates (pls.I-VI), text illustrations. 163 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Item 49 (£125; frontispiece) is Erasmus' first publication, the extremely rare De casa natalitia Jesu (Paris: Antoine Denidel, [not before 1496]); the copy is now Bodleian Library, Don. e.107 (presented by the Friends in 1935). Item 141 (£105; pl.V) is a miniature Italian manuscript "Legenda Stae Margaritae", c. 1350 (ex-Jacques Rosenthal, Die Buchillustration im Mittelalter und der Neuzeit bis zum 16. Jahrhundert, 1901, item 63; later with Daniel Sickles, his sale Parke Bernet, New York 17 November 1947, lot 148; Frank Mather; by 1952 in Princeton University Art Museum (Faye and Bond, p.305, no. 23). ¶ Small tear in cover closed.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 40] Old science and medicine [other title:] ...comprising astronomy: first editions of Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, Doppler, Galilei, Halley, Hevelius, Huygens, Kepler, Laplace, Sirturius; a fine collection of first editions of Robert Boyle; important books in the history of botany, chemistry, physics, medicine, anatomy, embryology and biology; photography;(23.5 cm), 64 pp., 3 leaves of plates (pls.I-VI), text illustrations. 215 + [1] items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Contains thirteen items of photography, including (item 24, £21) Louis Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, La photographie: ses origines, ses progrés, ses transformations (Lille 1869), the copy presented by the author to Henri de Bourbon, comte de Chambord, with a photographic portrait of the author as a frontispiece and 33 extra illustrations. Besides the first editions mentioned on the title-page, highlights of the catalogue include Adriaan van Roomen, Ideae Mathematicae Pars Prima, Sive Methodus Polygonorum (Antwerp 1593), the dedication copy, elaborately bound for presentation to Christoph Clavius (item 183, £18; pl.V); and Petrus Ramus, Arithmeticae libri duo and Scholarum mathematicarum (both Basel 1569), the author's copy, with autograph additions and corrections, dated 1572: "It is clearly apparent that Ramus was preparing this copy to be the basis of an intended new and improved edition". The unnumbered item is a coloured copy of the 1482 Ulm Ptolemy (£500). ¶ Upper cover dusty.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 41] Books and manuscripts, ancient and mediaeval literature [other title:] A Selection of valuable books and manuscripts in the field of ancient and mediaeval literature comprising Mss. of Dante's Credo, of S. Benedict's Rule, of Persius, Sedulius a.o.; early editions of S. Anselm, Caesarius of Heisterbach, John of Salisbury and other mediaeval authors; woodcut books by Geoffroy Tory and other artists; the first editions of the Characters of Theophrastus, of Gildas's History of Britain, of Nicolaus de Cusa, etc.;(23.5 cm), (2) 65 (1) pp. (including covers), 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 199 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 42] Navigation, geography, travels, shipbuilding, trade commerce, economics with a collection of French royal administrative acts relating to the navy, the post and road transport in France [other title:] Navigation, geography, travels, ship-building, trade & commerce, economics: Amman's Great Allegory of Commerce, 1622; Belleforest's Cosmographie Universelle, 1575; Fournier's Hydrographie, 1667; the first edition of Honter: Rudimenta Cosmographica, Brasso, 1542; the first map of Japan, 1586; and the first world map showing Australia (in Kepler's Tabulae, 1627-30); Nautonnier's Mecométrie de l'Eymant, 1603; English works by Malynes, Ridley, Roberts, Welwood, etc., etc.; including a collection of French royal administrative acts relating to the navy, merchant marine, and the post and road transport services in France in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, from the archives of the Loménie de Brienne family;(23.5), 96 pp., frontispiece (folding), 5 leaves of plates (pls.I-IX, pl.V folding), text illustrations. 392 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The folding plates accompany Jost Amman's broadside with an allegory on commerce, published at Augsburg, by Wilhelm Peter Zimmerman, 1622 (item 9, £85); and Renward Cysat; Wahrhafftiger Bericht, Von den New-erfundnen Japponischen Inseln vnd Königreichen (Freyburg in Uchtlandt: Gemperlin, 1586), one of the very rare copies containing the folding woodcut map of Japan (item 186, £180). ¶ Upper cover dusty, chipped.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 43] Old science and medicine [other title:] ...comprising important books in the history of astronomy, botany, chemistry, electricity, optics, and physics, including manuscripts of Marbodaeus and Macer Floridus; Michael Scott's Liber Physiognomiae, Venice, 1477; Le Jardin de Santé, Paris, 1529; Thimo Judaeus, Pavia, c. 1480; Hevelius' copy of Regiomontanus, Venice, 1496; Newton's autograph catalogue of his alchemical books; first editions of Grosseteste, Fuchs, Vesalius, Galilei, Kepler, Hooke, Leeuwenhoek, Hales, Lavoisier, Daguerre, Mendel; association copies and books from the libraries of great scientists;(23.5 cm), 64 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 215 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The copy of Epitoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei of Regiomontanus (Venice 1496), inscribed by Peter Crueger and by the Danish astronomer Johannes Hevelius (item 172, £63), was sold to Harvey Cushing (now Yale Medical Historical Library, Incunabula R-111). A manuscript of Macer Floridus (Odo de Meung), "De virtutibus herbarum", from Melk Abbey (item 134, £125; pl.III), is now at Harvard (via Boston Medical Library). Two manuscripts purchased in the Lymington-Portsmouth sale of Isaac Newton's papers (Sotheby's 13-14 July 1936) are offered: an autograph catalogue of 119 alchemical books in Newton's Library, written c. 1692-1699 (item 151, £42; Babson Ms 418, now transferred on permanent loan to the Huntington Library); and a list of 113 writers on alchemy (item 152, £9; now St Andrews University Library, Ms. 38195c). Other purchases by Goldschmidt in the Lymington-Portsmouth sale were sold hors catalogue (e.g. lot 102, Newton's transcript of Johann de Monte Snyders' "The Metamorphosis of the Planets", bought for £52, sold to Harvey Cushing; now in Yale University Library). ¶ Upper cover of wrapper chipped.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 44] Twenty manuscripts and a selection of rare old books mostly illustrated with woodcuts [other title:] ...including Mss. of Gilbert Crispin, Richard de Bury, R. de Fournival; a XIIth century Hyginus illustrated with pen drawings; two fine Italian humanist Mss. of Josephus and Propertius, etc., etc.; French and Italian woodcut books: Heures of Geoffroy Tory, 1525; Badius, Stultiferae Naves, Paris 1500; the French Poliphilo of 1553; Fior di Virtu, Venice 1492; Ovid, Parma 1505; Vitruvius, Como 1521; and several fine Florentine woodcut books; Herberstein, Moscovia, (Vienna, 1549); Lafreri's Roman views, etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), 88 pp., 8 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII, some printed red & black), text illustrations. 177 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Goldschmidt's principal collector of manuscripts at this time was James P.R. Lyell (1871-1949), and at least four of the manuscripts offered here entered Lyell's collection: an early 14th century manuscript, Summa magistri Ade (item 1, £37; bought October 1939, now Bodleian Library, Lyell Ms 59); a 12th century manuscript of Gilbert Crispin and Honorius Augustodunensis, from the Benedictine monastery of Admont in Austria (item 10, £210; bought October 1936, now Bodleian Library, Lyell Ms 50); an Italian 13th century manuscript of Honorius Augustodunensis Item 11, £75; bought February 1942, now Bodleian Library, Lyell Ms 69); and a manuscript miscellany written in Germany 1451-1464 containing Richard de Bury, "Philobiblon" (item 17a, £125; now Bodleian Library, Lyell Ms 63). Also offered was a manuscript of Hyginus, "De Astronomia", ex-Philip D. Turner, sold by Sotheby's, 9 December 1935, lot 570 (item 12, £225; pls.III, V). Item 103 (£150) is a Lafréry "Speculum Romanae magnificentiae" (1560-1590), containing 148 plates (110 issued by Lafréry and Duchet, 38 by Van Aelst; list of Huelsen numbers provided).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 45] Important books in the history of science [other title:] ...including very fine and noteworthy copies of Copernicus, 1543, and of Kepler, Astronomia nova, 1609; pre Copernican treatises on the heliocentric theory by Calcagnini and Rheticus; the first printed book on astronomy: Manilius 1473-4; Nautonier's great work on the compass and navigation 1603-4; the first illustrated edition of Cecco d'Ascoli, L'Acerba, 1501; and first editions of Cesalpino, De Plantis, 1583; Marbodaeus, De Lapidibus, 1511; De Dominis, Venice, 1611; Helmholtz, 1847; Röntgen, 1895, etc.; the first printed book on industrial hygiene: Ellenbog c. 1524; a little known very early book on bookkeeping: Schreiber c. 1518; some important books on the invention of photography including a collection of photographs by David Octavius Hill 1843-8; and a few specimens of important early microscopes, etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), 60 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), text illustrations. 212 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - A spectacular catalogue, offering the 1540 Danzig Rheticus (item 36, £250), the 1543 Copernicus in a Sammelband, "one of the finest copies of Copernicus' epoch-making work in existence and certainly the finest we have ever owned" (item 35, £250; bought in the Mensing sale, Sotheby's, 20 April 1937, lot 659, and sold to David Wheatland, his gift to Harvard, now Houghton Library, GC5 C7906 543d), the dedication copy to Archduke Ferdinand of Kepler's Astronomia nova 1609, bound in ivory-coloured vellum with arms (item 95, £175), the 1473 Nuremberg Manilius, the Huth copy (item 114, £175), and other extraordinary books in fine copies. Eight items of early photography.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 46] Rare and valuable books [other title:] ...including a number of early works on sports and pastimes: H. de Sainct-Didier, Espée seule, 1573; J. Du Fouilloux, La Venerie, 1573; Everard Digby, De Arte natandi, 1587; F. Modius, Pandectae triumphales, 1586; the earliest known book on football (Bardi, Florence, 1580), etc., etc. Numerous books illustrated with woodcuts: Tory's Champfleury, 1529; Plautus, Venice, 1511; the famous Ritter von Turn woodcuts; Petrarca, Pojano, 1476; P. de Blarru, Nanceidos Opus, 1518; and an unknown Psalter printed at Lyons, c. 1485. Books on geography and navigation: Girault de Langres, Globe du Monde, 1592; Goos, Miroir de la Mer, 1699; P. de Medine, L'Art de naviguer, 1554; Ortelius, Atlas, 1598; Thévenot, Relations, 2 vols., 1696; and a splendid copy of Nautonier, Mécométrie de l'Eymant, 1603-4; in a contemporary morocco binding;(23.5 cm), 72 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), text illustrations. 138 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Among bindings illustrated are (item 93, pl.V; £85) Petrarch, Li Sonetti (Venice 1519); and (item 101, pl.VII; £27), Cardinal Granvelle's copy of Procopius, De la longa & aspra guerra de Gothi libri tre (Venice 1544), inscribed on endpaper "Petri Prost, Sacerdotis Bisuntini, Villae dei Parochi A.D. 1702" (now British Library, Henry Davis Gift 799, as Venetian Apple Binder).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 47] Philosophy, manuscripts and printed books [other title:] Philosophy including rare and interesting manuscripts of Aristotle, Walter Burley, Petrarch, Boethius: De Trinitate; Nicolaus de Cusa and his mystical Neo-Platonist contemporaries. Editiones principes of Arnobius, Bodin, Bovillus, Boyle, Campanella, Giordano Bruno, Condorcet, Descartes, Erasmus, Galilei, Helmholtz, Locke, Marat; Nicolaus de Cusa, Simplicius; Spinoza, Pascal, Petrarch, Philostratus, Plato, Pomponatius, Ruysbroeck, Telesius, Theophrastus, Trithemius, Vives, the "Theologia Aristotelis", 1519, R. Bacon: Speculum Astronomiae, (c. 1495), etc., etc.;(23.5 cm), (2) 89 (1) pp. ix + 391 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - Contains nine manuscripts; including a manuscript Boethius, "Opuscula sacra", from the Benedictine Abbey of Admont in Styria (purchased there by Goldschmidt, in July 1937; item III, £275; sold to James P.R. Lyell, and now Bodleian Library, MS. Lyell 49); a manuscript of Joannes Climacus, written in Venice in 1455, from Melk Abbey (item V, £18; also sold to Lyell, now Bodleian, Lyell Ms 62); a miscellany on logic, written in the second half of the 14th century (item IX, no price; also sold to Lyell, now Bodleian, Lyell Ms 79). A German manuscript of Aristotle, written in the first half of the 14th century, from Melk Abbey (item II, £15), was sold to The Newberry Library (MS 23).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 48] Old science & medicine [other title:] ...comprising important books in the history of the mathematical & physical sciences, biology & medicine, including Bruno de Longoburgo, Chirurgia Magna, vellum Ms about 1300; Pierre Franco, Traité des Hernies, 1561; the editio princeps of Galen's Opera; Hooke, Lectiones cutlerianae, 1679; Perrault, Histoire des animaux; 1671-1676; a Linnaeus and Purkinje collection; first editions of Brahe, Euclid, Fracastor, Goethe, Kepler, Lamarck, Lavoisier, Napier, Roentgen; Schwann, Sirturius, Steno, Tartaglia; Willis;(23.5 cm), 68 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), text illustrations. 228 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - The surgical manuscript of Bruno da Longoburgo (item 33, £75) is now National Library of Medicine, Manuscript E 17. The five-volume 1525 Aldine Galen (item 77, £95), uniformly bound in pigskin, had belonged to the Nuremberg physician Johann Konrad Rhumelius.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 49] The Revival of learning: European scholarship in the XVth and the XVIth centuries [other title:] ...Biblical, linguistic and historical studies, the Neo-Latin poets;(23.5 cm), 73 (3) pp., text illustrations. 258 items; priced. Publisher's original printed wrappers bound in. - "Pour nos études, c'est de beaucoup le catalogue le plus intéressant que nous ayons signalé, puisqu'il forme une bibliographie restreinte, il est vrai, mais précise. Pour commencer, le grand monument dû à la science philologique et à l'érudition d'Erasme : N° 1. Nouveau Testament en grec. Bale, Froben, février 1516. N° 2. La Bible polyglotte d'Alcalà de Henares, 1514-1517. N° 31. V. F. Capito. Hebraicarum Institutionum libri duo. Bâle, Froben, 1518. Ex. portant une dédicace autographe de Froben donnant le volume à Jo. Sapidus, pédagogue à Sélestat. Fac-similé. N° 90. Tortellius. Orthographia. Venise, J. de Tridino, 1495. Ex. ayant appartenu à Froben. N° 91. Fr. Philelfus. Satyrarum opus. Milan, Valdarfer, 1476. Ex. de la bibliothèque de Hieronymus Münzer. Même provenance pour le no 97." (Anonymous notice, "Les ventes: Livres et Autographes" in Humanisme et Renaissance, volume 6, 1939, pp.236-237). A manuscript of Leonardo Bruni's translation of Plato "Phaedon" (item 63, £42; sold via A. Rosenthal, Ltd., in 1940, to Julia Burgess (now Eugene, University of Oregon Libraries, Burgess Collection, Ms 13).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 50] Sources of English literature before 1640 [other title:] ...including a substantial group of books mentioned by Chaucer, many of the Italian novelists read by the Elizabethan poets: Boccaccio,

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        The Winter Owl [Cover title]

      London: Cecil Palmer, 1923. Illustrated. 60 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Blue-grey pictorial boards. Very good (spine toned with short split at lower joint). Bookplate of Lawrence scholar Jeremy Wilson and his signature at head from front flyleaf. Illustrated. 60 pp. 1 vols. Folio. The last issue of Graves' irregular literary miscellany (two issues of The Owl were publsihed by Martin Secker in 1919) Contributors include Thomas Hardy, David Garnett, Max Beerbohm (an unpublished sonnet by Enoch Soames), Pamela Bianco, Siegfried Sassoon, William Nicholson (a caricature), and T. E. Lawrence ("Massacre"). O'Brien B0017

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        A Professor of Life. A Sketch of Arthur Latham Perry of Williams College by his son Carroll Perry.

      The Bay Colony Bookshop 1923 - Boston. 8vo, [viii], 112, [1] pp. Near fine copy in the original paper labelled cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hunting For Hidden Gold

      Franklin W. DIXON , actually written by Leslie McFarlane, who was a ghost writer for the Stratemeyer Syndicate. in Vintage Bright Coloured DustJacket Illustrated by Frank Varty , Illustrated Plain B/W Frontispiece by noted illustrator Walter S. RogerHard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Illustrated Plain B/W Frontispiece by noted illustrator Walter S. Rogers. Slowly gradually, the Great Rock Began to Move ,Orange & White Pictorial GRETTA Endpapers FOPX & Ink Name. Titles on the Further Titles in this Series page that List Thru Shore Road Mystery, Text is in good shape. Interior relatively Nice, tight Clean Light rub, wear, Fox ,224 pgs, Adsin back, Blue cloth stamped in dark blue on spine and front board, 5 X 7 1/2 in. , Back Inner Flap DJ Lists thru Brother, Baby & I wear Fox, Back of DJ Light rub, wear & small Ink Word gives short sypnosis of bk Shore Road Mystery with Red, B/W Comics Like Drawings of Hardy Boys, Light Scuff. The Rescue of an Old Man from a wrecked Cottage & an Exciting Journey to a Montanna Gold Mine, Lead Frank & Joe Hardy, Sons of a Famous Detective, into Thrilling Adventure with a Gang of Dangerous Outlaws. Outwitting of Black Pepper?s Gang needs all Their Skill & Nerve when they are Trapped & caught in Their Quest for Hidden Gold.

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        The Golden Boys and their New Electric Cell

      A.L. Burt Company, New York 1923 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. This is the first book in a rare boys series of 10 volumes that pre-dated the Hardy Boys series by 4 years. There is NO copy on a dust jacket anywhere on the net. This is also the first format with gold lettering (not black) on the front and the spine. First Edition. The book has very slight rubbing along the edges; else near fine. The dust jacket has some chipping at the corners and spine ends; some creasing along the edges; and minor soiling due to age and wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works. The Novels. The text based on collation of the early editions by R.W. Chapman. With notes, indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. 5 vols.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press. 1923 Half titles, fronts, facsims & illus. Untrimmed in orig. blue marbled boards, pale blue cloth spines, paper labels. A v.g. set, with four volumes retaining orig. sl. worn d.ws.A very nicely produced set of the novels, one of 1000 copies printed on large paper, 950 of which were for sale. Each volume has a colour frontispiece on plate paper, several further plates. Volumes one and four, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey, each have a folding map at rear.

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        [Jugendstil Classic- Ida Dehmel] Presentation Copy] Der Vogel Wanderbar. Ein Marchen

      Wiesbaden: Pestalozzi, [1923]. First edition. Large square quarto. Wonderful lapbook in original brown card boards with large central color illustrated insert, with lettering heightened in gold, wonderful, delicate and interpretive full-page illustrations by J. Gleitsmann. Inscribed by the author's second wife, Ida Dehmel, lyric poet who was much troubled and later took her own life: The translation of the inscription reads, "To (or for) Frau Ingeborg, who herself has a heart of pure gold inside," a likely reference from a passage in the book. Spine frayed and torn, rear cover slightly soiled, inernally near fine. The book itself is extremely scarce.

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        NEW HAMPSHIRE. A POEM WITH NOTES AND GRACE NOTES with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT STANZA

      Henry Holt and Company 1923 (1924), New York - Third Printing of the First Trade 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. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet on the recto of the frontispiece for Harold Dickson along with a MANUSCRIPT stanza from "A Star in a Stone-Boat" in the poet's hand: "Some may [know] what they seek in school and church/And why they seek it there. For what I search/I must go measuring stone walls perch on perch." The poem is the first poem in the book after the title poem. Frost has left out the word "know," likely by accident, and changed the punctuation a bit, as was his wont, most noticeably here changing the original semi-colon after "there" to a period and beginning a new sentence after. Dickson is likely the British colonial administrator in the Middle East from the 1920s until the 1940s, author of several books on the region. Very light wear to the spine tips and corners. At the bottom blank margin of the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay," the previous owner has penned a poem by Emily Dickinson. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sonnets From the Portuguese With Photographic Illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson.

      New York The Dodge Publishing Company 1923 - How Do I love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways. BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. LEESON, Adelaide Hanscom, [illustrator]. Sonnets From the Portuguese. With Photographic Illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson. New York: The Dodge Publishing Company, [1923]. Quarto. With 18 tipped-in color plates and numerous decorative black and white textual illustrations throughout. Each page separated with a striped patterned tissue guard. Beautifully bound in full greenish-brown morocco, elaborately decorated and tooled in gilt on covers and spine, gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Morocco pastedowns tooled in gilt with circular paper illustrations. Some professional, nearly invisible repairs to outer joints and inner hinges. Overall, a very good copy of Browning's most famous poem in a beautiful binding. HBS 67698. $1,650 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Fleurs du mal Interprétations par Odilon Redon

      Paris: Henri Floury, 1923. Livre. Illus. by Odilon Redon. Bon. En Feuilles. Petit In-Folio. Paris, Henri Floury, 1923. 34 x 26 cm, 2 ff. bl. - suite de neuf héliogravures sur cuivre en noir - 2 ff. bl., en feuilles sous couverture verte rempliée, imprimée et illustrée, reprenant au premier plat, en réduction, le frontispice. Deuxième et dernier tirage dans ce format de cette série composée par Odilon Redon pour une première édition illustrée des Fleurs du mal qui ne parut jamais. Le premier tirage, également en héliogravure (procédé Evely) et identique au nôtre mais à plus grandes marges et avec la lettre, fut l'oeuvre de l'éditeur belge Demain en 1890. Il fut limité à 43 exemplaires (sur les 50 prévus). Le même éditeur donna l'année suivante une version réduite au format in-8 à 100 exemplaires. Le tirage que nous proposons, au format initial, fut limité à 150 exemplaires, tous sur vélin du Marais, dont 100 destinés à accompagner les exemplaires de tête de la monographie de Mellerio sur Redon et 50 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés en chiffres romains. Celui-ci l'un des 100 numérotés en chiffres arabes, à la presse au dernier plat et à la mine de plomb sur chaque planche. Superbes et délirantes compositions symbolistes, de toute rareté en grand format. Déchirures au dos de la chemise, quelques rares brunissures marginales à quelques planches. (MELLERIO, 198-206 ; MONOD, 1082 ; CARTERET, IV, 64).

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        The Ship That Sailed to Mars

      Frederick A. Stokes [Harrap], New York 1923 - U. S. edition published by Stokes; one of 200 copies, 1750 copies were printed of the UK first edition published by Harrap, this is the simultaneous US printing by Stokes, one of 250 copies, with Stokes imprint on spine panel of DJ and book and on title page, "Printed in Great Britain" printed on inside of DJ. Complete with all 48 color plates and all text, title, and contents pages, all plates and text mounted on gray paper as issued. Cloth and boards are immaculate, gilt on spine still brilliant, no fraying to cloth but paper covering tips and bottom edges of boards has frayed due to weight of book. Hinges tight but title page professionally re-attached. DJ is clean but worn along top and bottom edges with loss at top of spine and adjacent top edge of panels for a length of 4 3/8", up to 3/4" deep, removing most of "The Ship" in title; V-chip at bottom of rear spine fold, up to 1 7/8" deep and up to 1 3/4" deep, removing all but the "E" in the publisher's name; squarish chip at bottom of front flap, up to 1" wide and up to 1 1/8" deep; 1/4" rectangular chip near upper tip of front panel, with 1" tear to corner; light chipping at corners. Reverse of DJ had clear tape reinforcement along much of folds and some of edges, with no show-through on front. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The feather bed

      With a cover design by William Nicholson. Printed and published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf, At the Hogarth Press, Hogarth House Richmond [Surrey,] 1923. F'cap 4to; half-title not called for; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; slip of cream paper bearing limitation notice tipped on to verso of front end-paper; pink boards, printed in black, pink label printed in black on front cover; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine, and boards a little embrowned towards edges; otherwise a very nice copy. One of a total edition limited to 250 numbered and signed copies. Higginson & Williams, A9; Woolmer, 33, not noticing the cover label, but noting a total sale record of 251 copies (including one copy in leather!). One of thirty-four titles hand-printed by the Woolfs. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Die menschliche Komödie

      Insel Verlag, Leipzig 1923 - Neue deutsche Ausgabe der Romane und Erzählungen Balzacs in zehn Bänden auf Dünndruckpapier. Übertragen von Giesela Etzel, Franz Franzius, Felix P. Greve, Ernst Hardt, Hedwig Lachmann, René Schickele, Johannes Schlaf, Arthur Schurig u.a., Einleitung v. H.v.Hofmannsthal. Insel 1923-25. Mit 1 Portr.-Taf. Rote Originallederbände mit Rverg. u. Kopfgoldschn. (Etw. berieb. u. best.). Als besondere Beigabe das Originalprospekte vom Verlag. Sarkowski 70. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ilias [und] Odyssee. Deutsch von J. H. Voss. Mit Holzschnitten von Ludwig von Hofmann.

      Berlin, Askanischer Verlag 1923-24. - 2 Bände. 30,5 x 24 cm. 420 Seiten, 4 Blätter; 337 Seiten, 3 Blätter. Mit je einem Titelholzschnitt und zusammen 99 Holzschnitten im Text. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit vergoldetem Rücken und goldgeprägter Deckelvignette. Seiten und Fußsteg unbeschnitten. Rodenberg S. 244 Nr. 5. Fünftes und sechstes Buch der »Behmer Drucke« bei Otto von Holten, auf schwerem Zanders-Bütten gedruckt. In den Jahren 1920- 1924 wurden bei Otto von Holten sechs Bücher unter Verwendung der von Marcus Behmer gezeichneten und bei Klingspor geschnittenen Antiqua gedruckt, abschließend die beiden hier vorliegenden opulenten Homer-Bände mit den Holzschnitten Ludwig von Hofmanns. Jeweils eines von 1000 Exemplaren (Gesamt 1.100). Schöne dekorative Ausgabe in guter Erhaltung.

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        Affiche pur le Grand bal travesti-transmental 1923. Salle Bullier, 31, avenue de l Observatoire, Le Vendredi 23 Février 1923. Organisé par l Union des Artistes Russes au profit de la caisse de secours des artistes. Foire de Nuit.

      Paris, , 1923 - ca. 50,5 x 13 cm, Original-Lithographie. Druck auf grünlichem Papier. Gefaltet. Rückseite unter der graphischen Darstellung von Larionow eigenhändig monogrammiert. Lichtstreifen am oberen rand, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Literatur: Nathalie Gontcharova - Michel Larionov: Catalogue Centre Georges Pompidou, Collections du Musée National d Art Moderne, 1995, siehe Seite 216 (mit Abbildung). - Provenienz: Privatbesitz von Mikhail Larionov, Paris - Sammlung Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, London. - Auction Bloomsbury, London. - Privatsammlung Niederlande. - Privatbesitz Deutschland.

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        Tough Guys Dont Dance.

      229 (1) Seiten (1) Blatt Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, dunkelbrauner Lederband auf 4 falschen Bünden, mit reicher Rücken- und allseitiger Deckelvergoldung sowie Dreiseitengoldschnitt, mit Lesebändchen, sauber und frisch, " This limited first edition of "Tough guys dont dance" has been privately printed, and personally signed by Norman Mailer, exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society" vom Autor auf dem Vorsatz signiert als Beilage ein Werbeblatt der Franklin Library. Norman Kingsley Mailer (* 31. Januar 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey - + 10. November 2007 in New York City) war einer der berühmtesten US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller seiner Zeit.

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        New Hampshire

      New York: Holt, 1923 Contains such notable poems as Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Need of Being Versed in Country Things, and Fire and Ice.****** First edition. A near fine book with a very good jacket(dime sized chip on rear lower cover, sporadic chipping at extremities not affecting text, small stain to front cover, sporadic rubbing, spine a shade darkened, moderate scattered staining to rear cover). All told, a solid copy and most importantly, unrepaired.

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        Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae. Juxta ritum sacri ordinis praedicatorum. Jussu editae

      Ditchling: Typographia S. Dominici 1923 - Limited edition, one of 220 copies, 4to, (ii), 73, (2, 1 blank) pp. 12 wood engravings by Eric Gill. Not bound, held in a custom made folding box. ".the best example I have seen of English liturgical-music printing" (Stanley Morison). Taylor & Sewell A108. Evan Gill 384.

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        Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae Juxta ritum sacri ordinis praedicatorum Jussu editae

      Ditchling: Typographia S. Dominici, 1923. Limited edition, one of 220 copies, 4to, (ii), 73, (2, 1 blank) pp. 12 wood engravings by Eric Gill. Not bound, held in a custom made folding box. "...the best example I have seen of English liturgical-music printing" (Stanley Morison). Taylor & Sewell A108. Evan Gill 384.

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        The Girl in The Golden Atom

      Harper & Brothers, New York and London 1923 - First edition, second binding in purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Code "I-X" on copyright page. First published in All-Story Magazine. "Humans reduced to the size of the atom, finding a whole new universe in the diminutive scale". New York and London: Harper & Brothers, (1923), 341 pps. An unmarked good copy or better copy with sun fading to spine and along edges. Good unclipped ($2.00) jacket has sun darkened spine and cover, edge wear, and other imperfections. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EARLY CHINESE JADES.

      - London 1923, Benn. Grey cloth, very good, thick volume,148p. text + 8 color, 64p. b. w. plates, index, bibliograhy, glossary, chronology, bit of foxing to first few pages, else clean, 22 x 29 cm. FIRST BRITISH EDITION QUITE SCARCE An important reference source, covering jade quarries, the siginficance of jade, astronomical instruments in jade, the Six Ritual jades, tablets and weapons, jades for the living and the dead, seals, musical instruments, and mountains, vessels of jade, animals, dragon, cicada, toad, human figure in jade. This is an outstanding and classic study, long tre- asuredby students and collectors as the major source for re- liable knowledge. Discussing over eighty individual pieces.

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        Kopf (Erstaunen)

      Ernst Rathenau Kunsthandel und Verlag 1923 - Radierung in Umbra, Handdruck. In der Platte monogrammiert. Mit dem geprägten Künstlermonogramm "AJ". Vom Drucker signiert und nummeriert. Aus einer Auflage von 50 Exemplaren. Auf festem Bütten von Rives. 15,8 x 11,9 cm (6,2 x 4,6 in). Papier: 43,8 x 31,7 cm (17,2 x 12,4 in). Posthum in limitierter Auflage 2014 von der originalen Druckplatte durch die Kunstdruckerei Martin Kätelhön, Köln gedruckt. Herausgegeben vom Ernst Rathenau Kunsthandel und Verlag. Werkverzeichnis Rosenbach 41. Vor rund 25 Jahren wurden bislang unbekannte Radierplatten von Alexej Jawlensky entdeckt. Dieser lange verschollene Schatz ist umso kostbarer, da es nur sehr wenige Radierungen in dem kleinen Oeuvre von Jawlensky gibt. Thema sind die abstrakten Köpfe, mit denen sich der Künstler intensiv beschäftigt hat. In einer limitierten Auflage sind diese Radierungen in posthumen Abzügen nun erstmals erschienen und von dem renommierten „Ernst Rathenau Kunsthandel und Verlag“ herausgegeben worden. Die Radierung „Geneigter Kopf“, Rosenbach 35, wurde bereits 1985 in dem ersten maßgeblichen Werkverzeichnis des druckgraphischen Werks von Alexej von Jawlensky publiziert. Die Titel „Kopf zurückweichend“,“ Kopf ergeben“, „Kopf überlegend“ und „Kopf Erstaunen“ sind in den Nachtrag des Werkverzeichnisses von Herrn Detlev Rosenbach aufgenommen. Etching in umbra, hand-made proof. Rosenbach 41. Monogrammed in the plate. With embossed artist's monogram "AJ". Signed and numbered by the printer. From an edition of 50 copies. On firm laid paper by Rives. 15.8 x 11.9 cm (6.2 x 4.6 in). Sheet: 43,8 x 31,7 cm (17,2 x 12,4 in). Limited edition, printed posthumously from the original plate by the art printshop Martin Kätelhön, Cologne in 2014. Released by Ernst Rathenau Kunsthandel und Verlag.

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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majestys special command

      London: Cambridge University Press, Walter Lewis. Imitation Leather. Used; Acceptable. Imitation Leather; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; specific year unknown but between 1923 - 1945 based on printer, inscription on front end page dated 1940; great condition due to being kept in a box, dark blue faux leather cover, gilt page ends. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        The Torch-Bearers (a Satirical comedy)

      New York: American Library Service, 1923. Horizontal crimp to spine cap, mild sunning to cover edges, small book store stamp at bottom of front pastedown, still a crisp, bright, fresh and near fine copy in about very good dust jacket, slightly soiled, foxed and lightly chipped.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Art of the Chinese Potter, From the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming, Illustrated in a Series of 192 Examples

      Ernest Benn Limited, London 1923 - 21 Pp + 152 Plates, Each With Text On Tissue Guards. #169 Of 1500 Copies. Slight Wear, Spine Gilt Brilliant, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Small Areas Of Minor Discoloring Neatly And Professionally Refreshed On Front Cover, Also Minor Professional Repairs To Lower Tip Of Rear Cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        J. Staubs Bilderbuch. [Tlw.:] Anschauungs-Unterricht für Kinder mit Text. Ein Buch für Haus und Schule. [6 Bde.; kompl.] [Mit] Anhang von Liedern, Erzählungen, Erklärungen und Beschreibungen.

      Zürich, Gebr. Künzli, 1923 (5. Heft o. J.) 4°, jew. 12 farb. Doppeltaf. (zus. 72 meist chromolithographierte Abb.) u. jew. ca. 8 S. Text (zus. 54 S.), OHLwd. m. farb. Deckelill., Rundum-Rotschnitt, Kanten tlw. berieben, Deckel etw. (stock-)fleckig u. verzogen, die Taf. an den Stegen tlw. etw. fleckig.; inges. gutes Ex. Kompletter Satz dieses bedeutenden schweizerischen Sachbilderbuches. - «Johannes Staub. geboren 12. 12. 1813 Zürich. gestorben 11. 4. 1880 Riesbach (heute Gem. Zürich). ref.. von Zürich. [...] Lehre als Steingutmaler. 1836 - 1839 Ausbildung bei Ignaz Thomas Scherr am Lehrerseminar Küsnacht (ZH). 1840 - 1874 Lehrer in Fluntern. Nach mehreren Romanen veröffentlichte S. Texte zum Gebrauch in Schulen und für Eltern. \"Staubs Kinderbüchlein\" wurden 1843 - 1854 als Neujahrsgeschenk abgegeben. danach erschienen die zwölf Hefte bis 1928 gebunden in mehrfacher Auflage. \"J. Staubs Bilderwerk zum Anschauungsunterricht\" umfasste vier Hefte (1875 - 1876). die nach Staubs Tod um zwei Hefte ergänzt wurden» (HLS). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Kinderliteratur

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        MOTHER GOOSE AND HER FRIENDS

      - MOTHER GOOSE. (VOLLAND) MOTHER GOOSE AND HER FRIENDS by Gladys Nelson Muter. Volland 1923. Oblong small folio (12 1/8 x 9 1/2"), limp pictorial cloth, slight bit of cover fading and rubbing else VG+. This rare Volland Mother Goose is printed on cloth and illustrated in color in art deco style by Marion Foster. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route, from 1887 to 1922.

      London: The Pioneer Publishing Company Limited,, 1923-6. 4 quarto text volumes and 1 map portfolio. Original black hard-grain half or quarter morocco, green cloth sides, spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Profusely illustrated with mounted photographic portraits, halftone plates (many folding) and text illustrations, and folding maps, most in colour (of which 12 in the map porfolio). Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed in places, corners worn (bumped in map porfolio), scattered faint marking to sides, mild finger-soiling to edges of text-blocks, two small punctures to vol. 1 spine, contents clean and fresh. A very good set. First edition, complete with the map volume, of this suitably lavish tribute to one of the most glorious failures of the empire, the project conceived by Cecil Rhodes as "The Iron Spine and Ribs of Africa". By 1914 there was already a 2,600-mile link from Cape Town to Bukama in the Congo; two sections of river steamer and an isolated length of Congolese railway took the route to Stanleyville. In the north, the line was continuous from Cairo to Luxor and from Wadi Halfa to Kosti; these two sections were connected by 250 miles of Nile steamer, but the route to cross uncharted parts of the northern Congo and southern Sudan was not even surveyed by the time of publication, and the scheme was never completed. Weinthal produced this encyclopaedic work as "a belated but substantial tribute to Rhodes's idea … As an advisory board for this Brobdingnagian project, Weinthal recruited every possible survivor with a connection to Rhodes and to colonial Africa, every likely expert on the continent, and every amenable viceroy, sirdar, and colonial governor, from the general manager of the South African Railways to Sir Abe Bailey, Flinders Petrie, and Lord Lugard. The contents include essays on the history, society, and natural conditions of the African states to be traversed by the prospective railway; the mercantile potential of these states and the benefit of rail transport; the railway engineering feats undertaken in East Africa; touristic topics, such as ethnographic studies of tribespeople; big-game hunting; the "mysteries" of the Great Zimbabwe; the progress of colonial society in Cairo; and genial fantasies concerning the future of an "unlocked" continent that would be crossed by great silver airships stopping airily at new cities to disembark their passengers; merchants, mining engineers, and families of colonial administrators" (Merrington). Other prominent contributors were Sir Percy Fitzgerald on "Cecil Rhodes and Dr. Jameson;" Sir Harry Johnston on the native languages along the route; the late Captain Selous on big game; and Flinders Petrie on "The Trail of the Ancients on the Route"; there is also an extract from Churchill's My African Journey, accompanied by a portrait. Typescript labels and library plates to the front free endpapers record the bequest of this set to Barclays Bank by Lady Caulcutt, widow of Sir John (1876-1943), longtime director of Barclays, in 1944.

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        Open All Night, SIGNED by Paul Morand, Complete in Two Volumes

      London: Chapman and Dodd, 1923. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED by Paul Morand on the limitation page in both volumes. Complete in two volumes. 1923. Volume I limited number 236 of 275, volume II 110 of 275. Hardcover, square 8vo. in 3/4 blue morocco and cloth, five raised bands and gilt decoration, title in French, top edge gilt. 219, 222pp. Very good. Spines and rear board sunned, discolored, outer joints and corners rubbed, edges toned. Internally bright and unmarked. 2vo. Nicely bound by Katunard, London. Housed in mylar.

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        SELECTED POEMS

      New New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. First printing. Cloth-backed patterned boards in dust jacket; 8vo. A selection from the poet's first three volumes with one new poem "The Runaway". One of 1025 copies. Bottom front tips worn through, bottom edges stained (seems likely in production), but very clean and tight in a spectacular dust jacket with light wear at crown and at one edge. Scarce in dust jacket. Crane A5.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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        The city of Akhenaten. Part I: Excavations of 1921 and 1922 at el-’Amarneh. Part II: The North Suburb and the Desert Altars. The excavations at Tell el Amarna during the seasons 1926-1932. Part III: The Central City and the Official Quarters. The excavations at Tell el-Amarna during the seasons 1926-1927 and 1931-1936. Vol. 1: Text. Vol. 2: Plates (complete set)

      EES, London 1923 - Rare complete set of 3 volumes. EEF - Excavation memoirs 38, 40 & 44. EES, London, 1923-51. Part I is the 1984 reprint, part II is the 1972 reprint, both identical to the original). Small folio. Vol. I: vii & 176 pages, 64 plates. Vol. II: xviii & 261 pages. Vol. III: Part I: xviii & 261 pages. Part II: xii & 112 pages. Original black boards, 1/4 cloth. Part I and III are as new. Part II has a few inches scratch on the front cover and rubbed corners, inside in perfect condition. Altogether a fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke. Erste und zweite Reihe in je 3 Bänden.

      Band 1 350 (1) Seiten Band 2 284 (1) Seiten Band 3 203 (6) Seiten Band 4 448 (1) Seiten Band 5 351 (1) Seiten) Band 6 4371(5) Seiten. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Ganz-Ledereinband auf 5 Bünden mit geprägtem Titel und Bandzahl auf dem Buchrücken, Farbkopfschnitt. die Bände berieben und teilweise gering beschabt, innen ungelesen und wie neu. Die erste bis dritte Auflage der ersten Reihe (Band 1-3) wurde im Herbst 1923 bei Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig gedruckt. Die ersten dreihundert Exemplare wurden auf Daunendruckpapier abgezogen, numeriert und vom Dichter signiert. Der Ganzpergamentband ist nach einem Entwurf von Emil Preetorius in München hergestellt. Die ist die Nummer 188. Die erste bis dritte Auflage der zweiten Reihe (Band 4-6) wurde im Sommer 1924 bei Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig gedruckt. Die ersten dreihundert Exemplare wurden auf Daunendruckpapier abgezogen, numeriert und vom Dichter signiert. Der Ganzpergamentband ist nach einem Entwurf von Emil Preetorius in München hergestellt. Die ist die Nummer 188. Entgegen dieses Vermerks sind die Bände in Ganzleder gebunden. Band 3 und Band 6 sind vom AUtor persönlich signiert. Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann, Edler von Hofmannsthal (genannt Hugo von Hofmannsthal * 1. Februar 1874 in Wien - + 15. Juli 1929 in Rodaun bei Wien) war ein berühmter österreichischer Schriftsteller, Dramatiker, Lyriker, Librettist sowie Mitbegründer der Salzburger Festspiele. Er gilt als einer der wichtigsten Repräsentanten des deutschsprachigen Fin de siècle und der Wiener Moderne.

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        Reference Map shewing Railways, Roads, etc of of South Australia. Scale-Graduated to approx 16 Miles between Lines of Reference ... The map is not in any way guaranteed.

      [Adelaide, Fuller, c. 1923]. Printed surface 93 x 63 cm, wide margins, folding back into the original green printed wrappers (a little spotted); printed on heavy paper and varnished; light even browning, a very good copy of a rare and unusual map. This map is projected with the largest scale around Adelaide, with diminishing scale applied, the more distant the outback region.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Leon Bakst

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1923 - 68 mounted plates (mostly in color) plus several smaller, mostly mounted, illustrations (some color) on text pages, Original vellum qusrterbinding (purple boards backed in vellum). 37cm. Small gilt figure on front cover. Front and back cover unenely faded. around outlines of smaller books.Center half of rear joint split and ther is also a small gouge at its base. Cover wedges heavily rubbed. Contents sound and clean with a few creases on tissue guards. Minimal foxing. No slipcase or jacket. German text. Editions of this book appeared in English ("Bakst, the Story of the Artist's Life") and French ("Bakst: Histore de Leon Bakst"). Bakst was born in Grodno (now part of Belarus) to Jewish parents. He later changed his name and achieved fame in Russia and elsewhere as an artist and designer of sets and costumes for the Ballet Russes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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