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        Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1914-1919 in Two Volumes: Volume I: Narrative. Volume II: The Roll of Honour and Appendices [With Volume III:] Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1919-1957

      London and Griesbach, Alberta: Hodder and Stoughton Limited and Hamilton Gault Barracks 1923-191, 1st Editions. (Hardcover) xxiii,411;[vi],391xvi,411pp. Very good. Three volumes Octavo. Original red or maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated with numerous plates from B / W photos, in-text drawings (vol.III only), 10 colour folding maps (Vol.I only), 12 B / W folding maps (including folding sketch map tucked into rear pocket of Vol. I). Tipped-in colour frontispieces (Vol.II). Vol.I spine slightly faded, slight denting to head. Denting to bottom corners. Vol.III title-box slightly faded, publisher's letter and related ephemera loosely tucked in front. Overall great condition, rare as a complete set. Complete set of the authoritative histories of the P.P.C.L.I. Raised in 1914 by Hamilton Gault, "The Patricia's" have since become one of the most decorated regiments of the CF. They established themselves as a fighting force during their valient defence at Ypres, now legendary in Canadian military history. They returned to Europe again in 1939 and were among the first to liberate Holland. They fought again in Korea, intervened in Cyprus and during the breakup of Yugoslavia, and still today defend their homes in Canada from disasters of the elements. Foreword by Lady Patricia Ramsay. Introduction by Brigadier A. Hamilton Gault..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Poems and Seven Drawings

      San Francisco: Edward and Robert Grabhorn, 1923. . Printed by the Grabhorns on laid paper and limited to 250 copies (of which only a few were sold) and most were given to friends of the author-artist. In 1922 Edward and Robert Grabhorn approached Dixon about producing a limited edition of his poems with rich illustrations. He then provided them with twenty-two poems and he produced 7 original woodcuts for the edition. They decided upon the finest laid paper and batik cloth for the binding. Light corner wear beautiful design on covers is rich with Dixon's Southwest motif, from the library of Hugh and Douglas M. Allen.. Original Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Maynard Dixon. Quarto.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Tomb of Tut·Ankh·Amen

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd,, 1923–27–33. discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. 3 volumes octavo. Original sand cloth, titles gilt to spine and upper board, gilt scarab on black on-lay to the upper boards, green patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated from photographs by Harry Burton, photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A little rubbed and soiled, slight lean, mild foxing to the edges and prelims, more extensive in volume III, which is also lightly damped at the fore-edge of both boards with minor adhesion damage to the endpapers, overall a very good set. First editions, first impressions in original cloth of a set only rarely found complete thus. A key text of Egyptology, Carter's account of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen, is the primary source for what is surely, alongside Schliemann's discovery of Troy, the most famous archaeological excavation of all time: the first and to date the finest royal tomb found virtually intact in the history of Egyptology.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The World Crisis

      This is a collector grade copy of the first abridged and revised edition, third and final printing of Churchill's history of the First World War.  Churchill's history - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front.  He served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915. After the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his masterwork - originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931 - far exceeds this purpose.  This important edition covering the war years 1911-1918 is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction.  The U.S. edition preceded the British, making it the true first edition. There were three printings of the U.S. first abridged and revised edition - 1931, 1942, and 1949.  All three are quite scarce in the original dust jackets. Here is the third printing.  A large book and quality production, it is 866 pages with fold-out maps and illustrations, bound in an attractive, vertically scored red cloth.  This is a superior copy for collectors, fine in a near-fine dust jacket.  The red cloth binding is immaculate, with virtually no wear. We note only a hint of wrinkling at the spine ends.  The contents are clean, bright, and tight.  No spotting.  No previous ownership marks.  All fold-out maps and illustrations are present and pristine.  Even the text block edges remain clean and bright.  The black dust jacket of this edition proved particularly susceptible to wear and scuffing, perhaps owing to the thin paper of the dust jacket (which was printed black on white paper), and the size and weight of the book. Here is a notable example of this dust jacket. The jacket is highly complete and unclipped, still bearing the original $7.50 price on the front flap.  Spine presentation is excellent, with Churchill's red facsimile signature entirely unfaded and only trivial wear at the head and tail.  The front face bearing the prominent Churchill photo shows only mild wear at the edges.  The white rear face is bright with almost no soiling and two tiny triangular chips - one at the top edge and another at the upper hinge.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  Additional images are available upon request.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.5.c, Woods/ICS A31(ba), Langworth p.114

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        BAROCK-BOZZETTI Italienische Bildhauer Italian Sculptors Deutsch-Englische Ausgabe English-German Edition Volume I

      Frankfurt: Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, 1923.. 1st edn. Vol I only. 4to. Original cloth-backed marbled paper-laid boards (corners a little bumped - otherwise VG). Pp. 166, illus with 73 b&w plates and 43 illus in text (plates and pages bright and unmaked; front and rear inner hinges weakened; previous owners' neat inscriptions on front free endpaper). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        When Christmas Crossed the Peace

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

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      London: Privately printed for Subscribers only [by] The First Edition Bookshop (R. Townley Searle), [1923].. Quarto. Pictorial self wrappers, sewn. Illustrations. One loop of sewing broken, light foxing, but a very good copy, accompanied by related items, noted below. First edition in book form. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. Accompanied by two sets of long galleys of the text, one signed by the author at the end. These galleys correspond to an entirely different setting of the text, most likely for its appearance as a three page supplement to Catalogue 6 of the First Edition Bookshop. Accompanied by a set of page proofs of the printing in book form, denoted on the colophon in Machen's hand: "Author's Copy," and bearing his 1930 signed inscription for Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. "John Gawsworth"). GOLDSTONE & SWEETSER 24a & 24b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        La fosse aux filles (lama) *

      Bossard, Paris 1923. - Reliure signée de Devauchelle, bradel à plats marbrés, dos de chagrin caramel avec titre et fleuron dorés, couverture et dos conservés, ex-libris. Bonne reliure et envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Madame Claude Farrère (Henriette Rogges), à la date du livre, sur un feuillet intercalaire, pour ce titre qui passe pour une variante russe de "La Maison Tellier". Édition originale, après 25 vélin de Dap Cau.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Compilacion de las Leyes del Procedimiento Civil Boliviano, Annotado

      1923. Cosio, Felix Ruben. Rocha, Calixto de la. Compilacion de las Leyes del Procedimiento Civil Boliviano, Anotado y Concordado. Contiene: Ley de Organizacion Judicial, Ley de Pensiones, Montepios y Jubilaciones, Codigo de Procedimiento Civil, Ley del Notariado, Arancel de derechos Procesales, Procedimientos Especiales Sobre Juicios Coactivos, Expropiaciones y Cobro del Impuesto Sobre Sucesiones, Tratados de Derecho Civil y Procesal Internacionales, Repertorio Alfabetico de Terminos Legales, Reformas Ultimas, Indice Cronologico de las Leyes, Decretos, Resoluciones y Ordenes Contenidos en Este Codigo y Otras Varias Importantes Disposiciones Relacionadas con la Compilacion. La Paz: Imp. Artistica, 1923. [viii], ix, 533 pp. Stiff printed wrappers bound into contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Light soiling and shelfwear, light browning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, annotations to front endleaves, small inkstamp to verso of title page. * Only edition located. An annotated compilation of laws and legislation concerning civil procedure of the original Bolivian Code of Civil Procedure. Adopted in 1830 and based on the French civil code, it was replaced in 1975. No copies on OCLC. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Æstetik og Udvikling. Efterskrift til Den lange Rejse.

      Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1923. 176 s. Indbundet ubeskåret med de originale for- og bagomslag og guldsnit i smukt privat halvlæder sign. August Sandgren.. Med J.V.J.´s bibliograf Frits Johansens ex-libris

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      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the spine tips with rather faint dampstaining to the bottom portion of the spine and rear cover. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. J. J. Lankes. 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 SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: Knopf, 1923. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Near Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. One of only 215 copies in the second binding of striped multi-colored boards of perhaps the most important first book of poetry of the 20th century. Edelstein A I.a. Fresh and bright copy inside and out. Spine label a little faded but readable; very mild rubbing and edgewear.

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        Harmonium (Rare First Edition | Poetry | Poems)

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1923. FIRST EDITION, first printing, first binding -- RARE checked pattern of blue, red, yellow, and white checks on the boards (1st binding - Only 500 with this binding). Original quarter dark blue cloth with paper label at the top of the spine. Label has red lettering and surrounding design. Top edge red. Edges untrimmed. Wear to the extremities, paper label darkened and slightly chipped, advert sheet from the publisher laid in. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Overall in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. See Edelstein's "Wallace Stevens: A Descriptive Bibliography" pg 4. WALLACE STEVENS (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was a American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and spent most of his life working as a lawyer for an insurance company in Connecticut. His best-known poems include "Anecdote of the Jar," "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock", "The Emperor of Ice Cream," "The Idea of Order at Key West," "Sunday Morning," and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.". First Edition. Quarter Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Selected Poems

      New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1923. . Second printing, signed by the author 'Robert Frost/Amherst May 1924" who was Professor of English at Amherst .On the front pastedown is the book plate of Eugene Kimball Morsman and with his signature dated May, 1924, the year he graduated from Amherst. Mr. Morsman later, went back to Amhearst and worked for 14 years as the curator of fine books at the Amherst College Library.143pp., and contains his famous "The Road Not Taken", bound in green decorative cloth backed in black cloth lettered in gilt, bottom corners worn through, and another bookplate. A very good copy.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        The Bather

      1923. () Fine. 28.5 X 19.75 CM (11.25 X 7.75 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, 24 / 100. In 2.5 CM (1 inch) brushed silver metal conservation frame with slight wear. Off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 50.75 X 40.75 CM (20 X 16 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. With a pencil notation of the title and edition number below the image to the left, across from this, to the bottom right of the image is Phillips' signature (also in pencil. Boulet MBL70. For a reproduction of the image see page 65 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a young girl in a green dress. She stands, hand on her hip, looking out over the water. A delicate tree in is in foreground and behind her is a beautiful expanse of water abstracted into interesting brown and blue ripple shaped. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Tory M.P.'s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme, bound in Pamphlets & Leaflets for 1903, Being the Publications for the Year of the Liberal Publication Department

      This Bound volume contains Liberal Leaflet No. 1923 entitled "Tory M.P.s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme. The pamphlet is 4 pages in length and contains two excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons Speech of 24 February 1903 - the last of his famous six oratorical assaults on Brodrick's plan to expand the Army. In 1903 Winston Churchill was a brash new member of Parliament. Then Secretary of State for War, John Brodrick, had introduced a plan for expanding the peacetime Army. Brodrick was a fellow Conservative and Cabinet member. Churchill had been an Army officer and had partaken in four wars on three continents before election to Parliament in 1900. Nonetheless, Churchill vehemently assaulted Brodrick's plan. Fascinatingly, this was the same fight upon which Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had gambled and lost his own political career in 1886. Unlike that of his father, Churchill's opposition ultimately prevailed, with Churchill making six major speeches on the subject in two years. Published here are two separate excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons speech of 24 February 1903, the last of these six speeches. The full text of the address was subsequently collected in Winston S. Churchill His Complete Speeches under the title "Army Organization" in Volume I, pp. 164-175 (the Churchill excerpts appearing on pp. 167 and 173). The only other publication is in Mr. Brodrick's Army, under the title "Promise and Performance" with an erroneous date of 23 February. Of great interest, these are the only three known published appearances of this speech and the extract that appears here differs significantly in phraseology among all three publications. The fact that these speech excerpts - by a Conservative M.P. attacking the plan of a Conservative Cabinet member - are published by the Publications Department of the Liberal Party presages the momentous impending change in Churchill's political alignment. In 1904 Churchill would leave the Conservative Party of his father to join the Liberals. He would not return to the Tories until 1924. The bound volume offered here is itself a fascinating piece of history, containing a total of 20 pamphlets and 62 leaflets, many of which are unlikely to now be found anywhere else given their fragility and ephemeral nature. The volume is bound in black pebble grain leather spine over ribbed green buckram covers - the more commonly seen binding variant for Liberal Publications volumes of this era. The book measures 8 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. It contains a table of contents indexing by subject the numerous bound pamphlets and leaflets, as well as an Index of Subjects. Condition is very good. The black leather spine remains supple, retains bright gilt, and shows virtually no wear. The green boards show little wear, but are moisture stained. The contents are truly excellent - crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no inscriptions. The gilt top edge remains bright. Light spotting is confined to the fore edge and bottom edge of the text block. The pamphlet bearing Churchill's speech excerpts is pristine with no wear or flaws. Additional images available upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D1/1, unknown to Woods.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923 (1924). First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. 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. J. J. Lankes. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Laughing Anne

      Vine Books, London,, 1923. A Play. Octavo. Original vellum, titles to spine gilt. Housed in green paper covered box. Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Limited to 200 copies signed by Joseph conrad.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Secret Agent. A Drama in Three Acts

      London: Privately Printed for Subscribers only by T. Werner Laurie Ltd, 1923. First edition thus. Number 347 of 1000 copies, signed by Conrad. 8vo. [x], 186 pp. Boards backed with parchment, uncut and unopened. Fine copy with just a touch of toning to spine ends. In soiled dustjacket. Smith, p. 112; Cagle A54 . Conrad first dramatized The Secret Agent in 1920 in four acts, and in 1921, 53 copies were privately printed in Canterbury by H. J. Goulden. The play was produced in London in 1922. This version followed that, and was later republished in 1934 by Methuen and Co. in Three Plays

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The World Crisis

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited.,, April 1923–31. 5 volumes in 6, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine and blind to front boards, blind ruled bands along top and bottom edge of spine and boards. The whole set housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding), occasional photographic plates and some manuscript facsimile plates. Errata slip laid down to dedication leaf verso of volume 1, and also one tipped in at the half-title of volume 3 part II. Ends and corners rubbed, spotting to edges and occasionally to some early and late matter, a few white marks to front board of volume 1; a very good set. First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). In aim and method, it foreshadows his Second World War: together they form the single most important and authoritative grand narrative of the conflicts of the twentieth century. The final volume bears the ownership inscription (dated November 1932) of historian Herman Churchill (no relation), founding chairman of the History Department of Rhode Island State College.

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        La séparation des races *

      Éditions du Monde Nouveau, Paris (1923). - Broché, couverture imprimée, étui-boîte demi parchemin 21 x 14 de Jacques Menétrey, plats de papier marbré bordé d'un filet doré, lettre autographe sous passe au contreplat. Notre volume, qui devrait l'être, n'est pas numéroté. Fait plus curieux, il comporte un mystérieux monogramme imprimé sous la mention " Exemplaire spécialement justifié pour". Une lettre autographe de trois pages, un rien étrange, prolonge le suspense. Ramuz y fait l'entremetteur pour une sollicitation de direction de "Société Toepfer", en voie de constitution. Il s'excuse de l'audace de cette démarche "d'un profane tel que moi", effectuée pour ne pas désobliger en correspondant insistant.Judicieusement paré d'un habit rouge feu, en allusion au tragique incendie du dénouement de cette oeuvre quasi policière, nous possédons dans le prolongement de cette exemplaire un second sur le même papier, dans une élégante reliure de teinte similaire par Canape, avec un envoi au libraire Nicolas Rauch.[Bringolf 29a] Édition originale B. L'un des 50 exemplaires sur Hollande, outre 5 Japon et 445 bouffant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Maastricht: The Trajectum ad Mosam Press, 1923. One of an edition of 170 hand-numbered copies, Limited and Special Issue, the second book of the press, printed on Simili Japon Van Gelder. With decorated title-page and colophon in red and black. Small 4to, specially bound in a fine binding of full dark-honey calf, blocked in blind with lettering and decoration to the upper cover, the spine with raised bands. [6], 154, [1 colophon] pp. A very handsome and probably unique copy of this scarce book, very well preserved in fine condition. A UNUSUALLY PLEASING AND HANDSOME COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY BOUND, PRINTED AND DECORATED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS, OFFERED HERE ON HANDMADE PAPER. Little need be said of Shakespeare’s Poems. The Sonnets are still regarded as the greatest poems ever written in the language and this fine edition allows the reader the simple pleasure of enjoying them in this lovely limited illustrated edition. The text is large and all pages are embellished with head pieces. A perfect gift for a loved one or oneself. “Full many a glorious morning have I seen, Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy...”

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      Berlin/ Bologna, Verlag Julius Bard/ Casa Editrice Apollo, 1923.** - Relié en toile bleu, cadre fleuronné d' argent, dos orné de fil. argent, 25,5x32,5cm, 36pp + 100pp planches n/b. Edizione di 200 copie numerate, n° 37. Composiziones di Freudenberger (1745 - 1801), Pietro Antonio Baudouin ( 1723 - 1769), Niccolô Lafrensen ( 1737 - 1781), Giovanni Michele Mareau ( 1741 - 1814), Stefano Aubry ( 1745 - 1781), Giovanni Onorato Fragonard ( 1732 - 1806), L. Trinquesse ( 1767 - 179?), G. B. Le Prince ( 1736 - 1807), Augustino di Saint - Aubin ( 1736 - 1807), Antonio Borel ( 1743 - 1810), Giovanni Battista Greuze ( 1725 - 1805), Francesco Boucher ( 1703 - 1776), Carlo Eisen ( 1720 - circ. 1780). 2410 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Regeneration promotional brochure or pressbook

      Florida: The Norman Film Studios, 1923. No binding. Very Good. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11" long and 3 1/2" wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14". & Recto lists all coming attractions, gives quotes on the film, and states`` The Norman Film Mfg, Co. is the only Company Making Colored Pictures that Owns and Operates its Own Studio and Laboratory.`` Verso has a full sheet orange and black poster with a photograph showing a scene from the movie with text as follows: This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card. The Norman Film Mfg. Co. Presents Regeneration. Sensation Of The Year‹Romance in the Southern Seas Featuring Stella Mayo Sensational Colored Screen Beauty. Supported by M.C. Maxwell, Alfred Norcom, Charlie Gaines, Clarence Rucker, Dr. R. L. Brown and Steve Reynolds.. One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples. All Colored Cast. Six Smashing Reels.& , Regeneration was an "all colored cast" silent film produced in 1923. , "He (Norman) soon went into business for himself and by 1920 had made a number of short films as a traveling film producer. After 1920 Norman established himself and his company in Jacksonville, Florida, and began producing all black films. He made several of these "race" films in the 1920's and distributed them through the 1930's. Norman continued to be involved with the motion picture industry in one capacity or another until the mid 1950's. Among the films produced by Norman are Belle Starr (1912), The Man at the Throttle (1915), Sleepy Sam the Sleuth (1915), The Wrecker (1915), The Green Eyed Monster (1916 and 1920), Pro Patria (1916), The Love Bug (1920), The Crimson Skull (1921), The Bull Dogger (1921), Regeneration (1923), The Flying Ace (1926), and Black Gold (1928). quoted from Indiana University Archives, which holds the R.E. Norman papers,

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

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

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        A Son at the Front

      Macmillan and Co., Limited., 1923. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. Minor crease to the cloth of the lower board - a production flaw, partial browning to the endpapers but a particularly bright copy. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper to the French translator of this work, "To Paul Alfassa with all gratitude for a translation which is an Interpretation Edith Wharton, November 1923". There are two pencil corrections to the text in the author's hand. Included is a shoddy copy of the first trade edition of the French translation, inscribed by Alfassa to his own son.

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        Abeille *

      André Coq éditeur, Paris (1923). - Broché 33 x 25, couverture rempliée illustrée, imprimée en noir et rouge. Début de fissure en pied, légèrement tacheté. Bel exemplaire sur Japon ayant échappé à la numérotation comme suite et dessin annoncés lui font défaut. Il n'en reste pas moins le plus désirable qu'on puisse se mettre sous la dent ce 19 juin 2009, jour où l'on concocta cette notice, entre science et poésie, au cyber marché des internautes extraverti - Et, comme on dit: un extraverti en vaut deux !

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      London: Benn Brothers, Ltd., 1923. 240pp. text (including bibliogr. and index) with 128 illustrations and 11 colour plates. Descriptions on opposite protective tissue papers. * Copy bound in brown cloth with gilt title (binding lower front edge has very small defect over half a centimeter) This edition is a second (unnumbered) impression of 500 copies only. ** In very good condition (no inscriptions, no stickers - only very mild marginal foxing to endpapers and some text pages ). SHIPPING (airmail): Europe 22.00 - Overseas 34.50 euros (book weights over 2 kgs.). After ordering you will be asked to accept the higher mailing ! . CLOTHBOUND. FINE. 28.5X23.5.

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        The Murder on the Links.

      Dodd, Mead and Company, New York. 1923 - First U.S. edition, published in the same year as the U.K. edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 298. Green cloth lettered in orange.Spine darkened. Small snags to head and tail of spine. Very good. No dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Murder on the Links

      Dodd Mead. Hardback. Very Good in Mylar Dust Jacket/ No Dust Jacket. Book slightly slanted, but a very clean, tight copy, bright cover. Christie's scarce 3rd novel and a wonderful golf collectible. It is possible that the endpapers of the inside covers have been restored. They appear to be a slightly different color then the free endpaper next to them and there is a bit of a wrinkle along the spine edge. If so, this is an old repair with appropriate aging. It has been examined by several antiquarian specialists and there is considerable debate about this and it is certainly possible that this is an original printer's work. Please note: color in the picture is much lighter that the cover which is a rich dark green. The pages are also a bit yellowed as expected with a 1923 book but certainly clean and bright. . Very Good. 1923. 1st ed.

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        Building Plans and Hand Colored Elevation for a Building for James H. Hjul on Russ St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October - December, 1923. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 6 sheets. Job #117. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        Catalogue of Very Important Manuscripts

      London,: J. Davy and Sons, 1923.. Octavo, frontispiece, neatly annotated; in original green printed wrappers, cloth box. A very good copy of this auction catalogue from the 1923 Bolckow sale by Sotheby's, one of the most important sales of manuscript materials relating to Captain Cook. This copy was owned by someone who attended the sale and recorded prices in pencil throughout.The sale included the autograph manuscript of Cook's diary of the first voyage, correspondence with the Admiralty (including his "Secret Instructions" for the first voyage), the Log Books of both HMS Endeavour and Wallis' HMS Dolphin, and Cook's manuscript charts of Newfoundland. All of these, as the manuscript notes attest, were acquired by William Herbert Ifould for the Mitchell Library in Sydney, for the princely sum of £6780.Bolckow was the MP for Middlesbrough from 1868 until his death in 1878. A wealthy industrialist, he built Marton Hall in Yorkshire - the grounds included the site of Cook's birthplace, which Bolckow marked with a granite urn. He was a famous and assiduous collector of Cook memorabilia, which he displayed as part of his collection in Marton Hall.Beddie, 4747.

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        Nickolas Murray Portrait of Patsy Ruth Miller

      Hollywood: Nickolas Murray, 1923. A beautiful original 8"x 10" close-up portrait of Patsy Ruth Miller who is most known for her role opposite Lon Chaney in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Ms. Miller also appeared opposite Rudolph Valentino in Camille and retired from films in 1931. In the late 1980's she wrote a book "My Hollywood When Both of Us Were Young: The Memories of Patsy Ruth Miller" which also included the history and reconstruction of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Nickolas Murray's embossed blind stamp is on the bottom of the photo and his rubber stamp is on the verso. Printed on heavy stock paper. . Original Photograph. Paper.

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        Shadows on the Rock

      Alfred Knopf, New York, 1923. Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather. Signed and number first edition in slip Case. Publisher: Alfred Knopf, New York, 1923. This being number 16 of 199 copies printed on Japanese Shidzuoka Vellum. In orange limp Japanese vellum binding. In very good plus condition in fine slip case, with speckling to the vellum and some fading to the bottom of the spine. Else a wonderful copy. Contents clean. 280 pages. Inventory #10-107.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        Art - Gout - Beaute. Feuillets de L'Elegance Feminine

      Paris.. No. 35. 3 e. Annee.. 07- 1923.. Pochoir color plates and tipped in illustrations throughout, unpaginated, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, decorative string tied color pictorial wrappers. Lower corners of front cover chipped, light staining at lower left edge of front cover, split at head and tail of spine, interior in fine condition. An absolutely exquisite production, filled with stencil handcolor illustrations by famous French couturiers of the twenties, and much handcolored advertising. The color pochoir plate tipped on to the front cover depicts a bridal party with costumes designed by Jean Patou, posing against a Chinese screen. The centrefold is a three panel pochoir illustration of a trip to Longchamp, with designs by Molyneux, Doeuillet, Doucet, Jeanne Lanvin, P. Poiret and Cheruit. It "published monthly the most beautiful models of the great designers in the exact colors of their creations, as well as all the fabrics in fashion." The endpapers for this issue feature a crepe de chine design. .

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        The Shadow Line. A Confession

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company,, 1923. Octavo. Original blue limp morocco, titles and ship design to spine and upper cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with only a few minor nicks and toned spine panel. The Deep Sea edition. Inscribed by Conrad on the front free endpaper, "D. W. R. from J. C.". The recipient, Douglas Whitehead Reed (1883–1930) qualified as a radiologist and surgeon in 1909. He was both senior surgeon at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and St. George's House, a nursing home in Canterbury. During the early 1920s he attended to the problems with Jessie Conrad's leg. The Shadow Line was originally published in 1917. From the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate on the verso of the front free endpaper.

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        L'Art d'aimer. Traduction nouvelle de Pierre Lièvre. Un titre, quatre frontispices, dix-huit compositions en couleurs gravés à l'eau-forte et quelques lettrines et ornements typographiques gravés sur bois par André Lambert. (P. Ovidii Nasonis Ars amandi)

      Paris: Georges et Robert Briffaut, 1923. Livre. Illus. by André Lambert. Très bon. broché. Signé par l'illustrateur. Edition originale. In-4. Paris, Le livre du bibliophile, G. et R. Briffaut, 1923. 27,5 x 21,5 cm, in-4, 201 (2) pp. - 23 eaux-fortes en couleurs hors texte dont les titres et frontispices, broché sous couverture blanche imprimée. Edition originale de la nouvelle traduction due à Pierre Lièvre (avec le texte latin en regard) et premier tirage des eaux-fortes de André Lambert. Tirage à 500 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 50 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches enrichis d'une SUITE en noir ou en bistre de toutes les eaux-fortes (une eau-forte étant décomposée en deux dans la suite, celle-ci comporte 24 planches et non 23). Notre exemplaire (n° 89) est par ailleurs enrichi, hors justification, d'une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE signée du monogramme (celle préparant l'eau-forte intitulée "La Maladie"). Cette aquarelle aurait normalement dû être jointe à l'un des 46 premiers exemplaires sur Japon. Bel exemplaires malgré quelques ombres. (CARTERET, IV, 308 : "belle publication cotée de cet artiste de talent" ; MONOD, 8790).

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        Articles of Association of Russian Voluntary Fleet Dobrolet

      Moscow: Ilyinka Karuninskaya, 1923. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Moscow: Ilyinka Karuninskaya, 1923. First Edition. Pamphlet. Ilyinka Karuninskaya. Small octavo sized pamphlet, wrappers, 34 pages. First Edition. The Articles of Association of the Russian Voluntary Fleet of Dobrolet, the front cover nicely illustrated by Aleksandr Rodchenko. Founded on March 17, 1923, Dobrolet eventually became the domestic airline of Russia, now known as Aeroflot. Punch hole to top margin which does not affect the text. An uncommon and scarce item of historic importance regarding Russian airplane history. (aviation).

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        Men Like Gods

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1923 First edition, first printing. Fine in a fine jacket. An exceptionally beautiful and fine copy.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Les Petites Filles

      Paris: Paul Rosenberg, 1923. Square 48mo. (43)ff. One of 250 copies. An album of nineteen color lithographs by Marie Laurencin, depicting portraits of young women and illustrations of flowers in a watercolor style. A final portrait is in black & white. Laurencin captures each girl's essence with soft washes of color and attention to the details of her clothing. Although Laurencin was a contemporary of Picasso and Braque, and experimented with Cubist ideas, her work did not reach the height of abstraction attained by Picasso and others. Instead, her focus was on the feminine: the subjects of her work are most often young women depicted in soft, pastel colors, as in this book. The femininity of her work is often viewed as a response to Cubism's masculine modernism. Bifolium sheet printed with title and limitation laid in. Bound in blue-striped paper over boards, with a paper label. Publisher's label bearing the limitation inside the front cover. Spine slightly toned and rubbed to edges, else fine in the original slipcase. All edges pink.

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        The Curse at the Door--Original Dustjacket Art

      Original artwork. Merton Witten (Artist and designer): illustrated scene of a lynching, being the original dustjacket art for the novel "The Curse at the Door", by Clara Morris Diggs. 15 ½ x 10 inch image on 18 ½ x 12 inch board. There are printing directions at bottom of the image in the margins. The board has several defects, some of which extend into the image itself-none are fatal.There is scant info regarding Ms. Diggs, though there are at least two references regarding this work as a novel involving African Americans. The address for Merton Whitten on the back of the board lists 35 Mt. Vernon St-this is Beacon Hill, and is in the same block (today) as the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (a very considerable old structure). Julia Ward Howe lived next door once upon a time. Whitten is listed as a "Commercial Artist" in the 1923 Boston Directory with a business address of 118-A Bowdoin.  

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        The Secret Agent

      T. Werner Laurie Ltd, London 1923 - 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition 516 of 1000. Toning at spine of book, small bumps at top corners, owners signature on front free end paper and and another owners unobtrusive blind stamp, book plate on front paste down. Dust jacket very good with general soiling and unrepaired seperation at spine and front flap. Housed in custom clam shell box in burgundy italian canepetta cloth, trays lined w/hand marbled paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Science of Being

      New York: J. F. Tapley Co., 1923. Fine, apparently unread copy. Bound in gilt embossed " lizard calf ", with brown silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Prev. owner name and date ( 1927 ), in fine gold calligraphic hand to front blank fly. Original information brochure laid in. Beautiful copy of a very special production.. First Printing of the First Edition. Flexible Leatherette. Fine. Illus. by Thurburn, Malcolm.

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        Secondary Radiations Produced by X-Rays

      Washington, DC: The National Research Council of The National Academy of Sciences. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Compton's report providing the data and experimental evidence for the dual wave-particle nature of electromagnetic radiation, later called "the Compton effect". "One surprise Compton observed while wrestling with his X-ray equipment was that the scattered X-ray changes its frequency. He had explored the effect very deeply to make sure it really resulted from the scattering and not from one of the many secondary effects. Finally he had obtained a clear picture: X-rays approach the metal at a different frequency. This change was like discovering that a violet flower's mirror image looks red... "Compton eventually wrote a report for the National Research Council in which he set forth his X-ray data and observations. Although he still had no explanation for the frequency change, he included it and many other findings in his data, establishing numbers and equations that had long eluded physicists. He also showed a new experimental way of using X-rays to calculate the number of electrons in an atom. This technique, at last, gave physicists an independent technique to confirm quantum assumptions about atomic structure. Compton had moved to the first rank among experimental physicists, but he still wondered about that frequency change. Why does a scattered X-ray change frequency but light bouncing off a mirror does not?" Toward the end of his paper, Compton entertains the idea of light quanta, but then dismisses it. He writes on page 55: "The experiments described above, showing that the wave-length of the scattered X-ray is greater than that of the incident X-ray, present, however, a serious difficulty to this conclusion. This change in wave-length was found to receive quantitative explanation on the view that the radiation was received and emitted by each scattering electron in discrete quanta. No alternative explanation has as yet suggested itself. Nevertheless, the cogency of the argument based on interference phenomena is so great that it seems to me questionable whether the quantum interpretation is the correct one." Only a few weeks later, however, Compton changed his mind. In November, he "gave his breakthrough lecture, telling his students that the theory of light quanta was indispensable for explaining his X-ray scattering experiments... In December he reported his discovery to the American Physical Society's annual meeting, and two weeks later he sent the report to The Physical Review. The journal, however, was not in the habit of receiving revolutionary papers and did not schedule its publication until May 1923" (Bolles, Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution). IN: Bulletin of the National Research Council, Vol 4, Part 2, No. 20, October 1922. pp. 1-56 [the whole issue]. Washington, D.C.: The National Research Council of The National Academy of Sciences, 1922. Octavo, original wrappers. Ownership signature and address in ink on front wrapper. A little toning to wrappers, chipping to spine. SCARCE.

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        Modern Chess in Championship Play

      Privately Printed (1923) Limited edition of only 300 copies. ...A Review and Analysis of the Games of the Marshall-Lasker Championship Match, and the Thirteen Games Played by Marshall at the Ninth American Chess Congress at Lake Hopatcong, N.Y., 1923. This copy, inscribed by the author to Dr. Arthur E. West of Michigan who was one of the regional vice presidents of the National Chess Federation (before it became the USCF) which held its first meeting in Kalamazoo. Dr. West gave freely of his time and money for the first year of the federation's existence in hopes it would become worthy as a national body. Frank J. Marshal was born in New York City in 1877. He began playing chess at the age of 10. He held the U.S. championship title for 27 years, from 1909-1936. One of his legendary games was against Stepan Levitsky at Breslau 1912. 72pp., portrait frontispiece of the author, bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, joints and edges rubbed with cloth to upper joint separating just a bit. "Gift of the people of the United States...." stamped on front pastedown In all, a very good copy of this important association in the world of chess.. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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