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        The Feather Bed

      Richmond: by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1923 First edition. One of 250 copies signed by the author on a limitation slip facing the title page. Original publisher's printed boards with design by William Nicholson. A very attractive copy with some light wear and rubbing to the spine. A very pleasing copy of a scarce Graves title.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Astonishing Adventure of Jane Smith

      Small Maynard, 1923. 1st. hardcover. Dates on rear pastedown, glue residue on front pastedown so probable library copy but no other markings. Covers soiled, spine lettering rubbed but readable, spine heel has lite wear, corner tips are litely rubbed, lower front corner litely bumped. A GOOD tight copy of the author's first mystery and very rare in the first edition.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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        Forgeries of the Centavo Issue of the Paquete Stamps of La Guaira. 1864 - 1869.

      Published by the author., 1923. Bound with Part 2, The Local Printing of the Waterlow Designs of the Paquete stamps of La Guaira also Part 3 The Waterlow Printings of the Paquete locals of La Guaira and Part 4 The Jesurun issue of the Paquete locals of La Guaira. 14pp; 16pp; 16pp + 18 plates. 1st ltd. ed. of 50 copies these being the author's own set together with bill from the printers. Signed by the author on inside cover and with the bookplate of L.N. & M. Williams. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for a Garage & Office Building for The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., on San Fernando St. and Gillespie St., San Jose

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June - July, 1923. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 8 sheets. Job #110. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Story of Yaddo

      Private Printing. Very Good. 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding with "Yaddo" stamped in gilt on front boards. All edges gilt. Has tattered and taped glassine wrapper and comes in well-worn, waterstained cardboard box. Katrina Trask was the author of novels, plays and poems and the wife of Wall Street financier Spencer Trask. The Trasks completed construction of a mansion, named Yaddo, on their multi-acre Saratoga Springs, New York estate that served as their summer home. After the early deaths of all four of their children, the Trasks decided to bequeath their fortunes to establish Yaddo as an artist's colony after their death. It has been a summer retreat for thousands of fine artists, musicians and writers since its establishment in 1900. Katrina Trask wrote the story of how Yaddo came to be in this book, which was published after her death and several hundred copies distributed to friends of Yaddo. A scarce and interesting title about this important American artistic institution. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages .

      [Bookseller: Old Saratoga Books]
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        The Rover

      T. Fisher Unwin (1923), London - Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the front panel and the spine. In an extremely nice example of the alternate full color dust jacket. With Conrad/Unwin promotional pamphlet laid in. Mild foxing along the top edge, else fine. Agrees with all points as listed in Smith. From an edition of 18,000 copies, published on December 3, 1923. As nice a copy of this title as I have ever seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        Exile and other poems

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1923. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the faintly spine-tanned and very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression; one of 50 copies signed by the author from a limited edition of 750 copies. Imagist poet Richard Aldington (1892-1962) was a close friend of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, and was married to poet Hilda Doolittle (a.k.a. "H.D.").

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        The Waste Land

      Richmond: by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1923 First English edition, first state. One of approximately 460 copies printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press. A near fine copy, in the publisher's blue marbled paper boards, with some discoloration along the top edges, usual rubbing, wear to the corners, some spotting on the endpapers and a hint of spotting throughout, with a former owner's bookplate pasted inside the front cover, with a red ownership stamp inside on the first endpaper, spine is fragile and dimmed with some chipping, but unbroken, unusual in this condition especially with the paper spine intact, overall an attractive copy. Beginning with the line "April is the cruellest month," "The Waste Land" is melancholy modernist poem about the decline of modern European society, broken into five parts, each of which refers to a different scene and speaker. Considered one of the most important poems of the twentieth century. Gallup A6b, Woolmer 28.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        One Hundred Years' History of the Chinese in Singapore being a Chronological Record of the Contribution by the Chinese Community to the Development, Progress and Prosperity of Singapore; of Events and Incidents

      London.: Murray.. 1923.. Profusely illustrated in black and white mainly from photographs, xxii + 602pp, index. Rebound with slightly marked original backstrip and cloth from upper cover laid down, new endpapers, occasional light foxing, one leaf creased at lower corner, ownership details of a former member of the Malayan police one heavily browned preliminary leaf preliminary leaf. A clean and sound copy of what has become a rare book in the first edition. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Travels in Arabia Deserta. In two volumes

      New York - Boni and Liveright, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely setof Doughty's famous illustrated account ofhis travelsthrough Arabia. First American Edition. Featuring a large linen-backed coloured map in the end pocket of Volume I. With numerous illustrations, some fold-out. Both volumes contain portrait frontispieces. 'With a new preface by the author, and introduction by T. E. Lawrence, and all original maps, plans and cuts'. Complete in two volumes. Charles Montagu Doughty (August 19, 1843 January 20, 1926) was an English poet, writer, and traveller. He is best known for his 1888 travel book Travels in Arabia Deserta, a work in two volumes which, though it had little immediate influence upon its publication, slowly became a kind of touchstone of ambitious travel writing, one valued as much for its language as for its content. T. E. Lawrence rediscovered thework and caused it to be republished in the 1920s, contributing an admiring introduction of his own. The book is a vast recounting of Doughty's treks through the Arabian deserts, and his discoveries there. It is written in an extravagant and mannered style, largely based on the King James Bible, but constantly surprising with verbal turns and odd inventiveness. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, very smart with just some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        L'homme a la clef d'or

      Desclée de brouwer, 1923. in8 Broché jaquette

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        Typography:The Written Word and the Printed Word. Some Tests for Types. Concerning Printers' Flowers. The Pioneer Work of the Pelican Press. The Points of a Well-made Book. A Glossary of Printers' Terms. Type Specimens. A Display of Borders and Initials

      Pelican 1923. Folding title page. 45 pages of text, 10"" x 7"" approx. Folding plate of Initials, plus Type and Border Specimens from the Pelican Press collection. Believed to be limited to 500 copies. Untidy silver paper on fep. Boards sunned and stained. Sound

      [Bookseller: Black 5 Books]
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        Bakst: The Story Of The Artists Life

      London: Bayard Press, 1923. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. publisher's full vellum, backstrip and cover lettered in brown. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Bakst, Leon. 240 pages. 37.5 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 136 of 315. Half title, 68 plates [mostly by Bakst] with printed tissue guards, 52 are color lithographs and mounted, plus illustrations, eleven colored and mounted, some printed in russet, host of black and white text illustrations. Printed by Dr. Selle & Co. A.G., Berlin. Stage decorations for "Orientales, Salome, Phaedra, Blue God, Cleopatra" et al. Costume designs for "Narcissus, Adoration, Bird of Fire, Le Chantre et la Devote," et al. Minor, scattered marginal toning, mostly marginal, vellum covers slightly darkened.

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        A Voice From Mars

      London, Arthur H. Stockwell. [1923], 1923. First Edition, in what we suspect to be the primary binding, subsequent bindings being titled in red or black this copy titled in gilt). Near fine in publisher's blue cloth titled and ruled in gilt. Slight rubbing to extremties otherwise bright and crisp. Dusty top edge, internally clean. A scarce bit of manly juvenile fiction in which a couple of strapping chaps intercept a radio message from Mars and pop off to visit the red planet in search of adventure and 'the girl of Jack's dreams'. The daring duo meet opposition in the form of a gang of villainous old High Priests who are keeping the population under their heel (as you do), a couple of service revolvers and a bunch of grenades later and Mars is safe for Englishmen at last! This copy inscribed by the author to the flyleaf and signed on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923. First edition, first printing, with publisher's colophon below copyright statement.. Octavo, original orange cloth. In very good condition with some light wear to the spine crown. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Rare. Originally published in 1923, Reminiscences is a fictionalized account of the life of the securities trader Jesse Livermore.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1923. First edition. Illustrations by J. Allen St. John as called for 8vo, publisher’s original yellow cloth lettered in black on the cover and spine. 333, 2 ads A very nice copy, well preserved and very pleasing. An early book of the famed Tarzan series. In this adventure Tarzen and Jane encounter and adopt an orphaned lion cub, whom they name Jad-bal-ja. Jad-bal-ja grows up to become a famed Golden Lion and is deeply devoted to his adoptive parents. The Golden Lion would be featured prominently in many later Tarzan novels as well.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Heart of Arabia: a Record of Travel and Exploration

      New York: G.P. Putnam and Son, 1923. Two volumes in dark green cloth. 1st US edition from UK sheets. Gilt lettering to spine. Bookplate of William Beebe noted traveller and explorer on front endpaper of each volume.Head and heel of spine neatly and almost invisibly repaired. Some darkening to top edge and some bubbling to cloth panels otherwise in vg or better condition. A very scarce book.. 1st Us Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Racundra's First Cruise

      London, George Allen and Unwin. 1923, 1923. First Edition. 8vo. 217pp + 6pp ads. Publisher's blue cloth, light edgewear otherwise strong and bright, light bumping to spine ends. Titled in gilt to spine and front board. Light spotting to page edges, internally clean. Illustrated throughout with photographs documenting the building, launching and cruise of Ransome's Racundra. A very attractive copy of a book that undeniably had a considerable influence on Ransome's later fiction. "The sailing yarn Racundra's First Cruise was first published in 1923 and marked Ransome's return to non-journalistic and non-political writing. Racundra was built in 1921-22 in Riga, Latvia, after Ransome's adventures in Russia. The cruise referred to in the title was from Riga, across the Baltic, to Helsingfors and back again. The crew were Ransome himself, the Cook (Evgenia Shelepina), and the "Ancient Mariner", Carl Sehmel, (the model for Peter Duck). The book is considered a classic of sailing literature.

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        Le Tour Du Monde En Quartre-Vingts Jours (Around the World in 80 Days) Wooden Puzzle with Lithograph Images

      Paris: Jouet & Brillard 1923. () Very good. Original box with multicoloured litho cover. Box is worn but basically complete. 25 X 35 cm. Box contains 5 separate puzzles depicting scenes from Verne's Around the World in 80 Days. Each puzzle plywood with mounted litho image. Each puzzle has the odd corner missing but each is more or less complete and in nice condition. Rare. Two of the images including the cover of the box depict California scenes including the following: Attaque du Train and Bar a San Francisco ou Fix Grise Passepartout. The other images are scenes from Phileas Fogg's adventures. The artist that produced the images was E. Chevalier and all of the images are signed. A great Jules Verne / California item. The cover image of the indians attacking the train in front of Kearney station is great..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Racing at Home & Abroad: Vol. I: British Flat Racing and Breeding; Vol. II: British Steeplechasing and Racing in Ireland; Vol. III: Racing and Breeding in America and the Colonies

      London: The London & Counties Press Association, 1923-31 - An imposing, substantial study of flat racing, steeplechasing, breeding, training, stable management, and sporting history contained in three massive volumes printed on heavy rag paper, totaling over 1200 pages with 229 superb plates, and representing an extraordinary production which would be impossible to duplicate today First edition, No. 127 of only 475 complete sets. 3 vols., Large 4to. Profusely illustrated, with the frontispiece of Vol. I being an original, signed, etching by Alick P.F. Ritchie. Original dark brown morocco, almost fine. Loder 1162 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        RACING AT HOME & ABROAD. 3 VOLUMES SET: Vol. I: British Flat Racing and Breeding; Vol. II: British Steeplechasing and Racing in Ireland; Vol. III: Racing and Breeding in America and the Colonies

      London.: The London & Counties Press Association Ltd., 1923 Volume I (1923): "British Flat Racing and Breeding, Racecourses, & the Evolution of the Racehorse with a chapter on Training & Stable Management by the Hon. George Lambton." Limited edition 397/600. The Frontispiece of Vol. I is an original, signed, etching by Alick P.F. Ritchie. // Volume II (1927): "British Steeplechasing. Racing, Steeplechasing, & Breeding in Ireland by Lieut.-Col. F. F. Maccabe & Thomas E. Healy with a chapter on The Training of Jumpers & Stable Management by H. A. Brown". Limited edition 310/700. // Volume III (1931): "Racing & Breeding in America and the Colonies". Limited edition 225/855. Top edges are gilted. Contemporary morocco. Binding is lightly rubbed, but very solid and in good condition. Some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise inside pages and illustrations are in very good condition, clean and tight. Photos available upon request. HEAVY SET!

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        The Book of Lovat.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1923 - Folio. Original white boards, blue cloth backstrip, printed paper label to spine, patterned endpapers, colour pictorial design to upper board. With the dust jacket. Boards rubbed and toned, corners bumped and a little worn, some wear to ends of spine. Contents clean and fresh. An excellent copy in the rubbed and browned jacket with some chips, closed tears, creases, and marks. Tipped-in colour frontispiece, 22 plates, numerous head and tail pieces and illustrations within the text. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by Haldane Macfall on the limitation leaf. Macfall was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of the artist Claud Lovat Fraser, and provided him with one of his first commissions, the illustrations for Macfall's essay on aesthetics The Splendid Wayfaring. This volume contains a biography of the artist as well as 22 plates from Lovat's work and numerous illustrations within the next. A handsome production. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York : Wise , 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st. Edition 1923 copyright page( upside down ). Stiff cloth card stock boards with ribbon binding tie, 228 page book with index . Illustrated with red Cap letters . This copy has the error copyright page that was printed up-side down from the first title page, later printing where corrected . A scarce error print copy of this most poplar book by the Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY. Condition : Very Good , with edge ware ( see images ).

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        THE TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN [TWO VOLUME SET] Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      New York: George H. Doran Company. Very Good+. 1923. First American Edition. Hardcover. Volume 2: residue from removed bookplate to front endpaper. Binding generally loose, with binding cracked at page 65 showing webbing, also page 113 and page 209. Illustration page 158-59 detached but present. Volume 1: Bookplate and previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Binding loose showing webbing before title page and at page 33 and at pages 97 and 177 and 193 and 225. Illustration page at page 185 detached but present. Small open tears pgs. 185-192 ; A true classic, describing all the "new" findings. Beautiful dark red boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Gilt Egyptian vase on front board. Endpapers with decorative pattern in red-brown. Volume I with 79 plates and 88 plates in volume II ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 333, 408 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        The Arrow of Gold. A Story Between Two Notes.

      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. Spine rolled. An excellent copy in the jacket with chips, closed tears, and splits along the folds and faded 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 Arrow of Gold was originally published in 1919. From the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate on the verso of the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Esope, 1923-1925.

      S.n. 1923 - - S.n., Paris-Mauves s/ Loire _1923-1925, (2) 74pp. in-4, en feuillets. - Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit de 74 pages rédigées et foliotées à l'encre noire sur le recto et protégées dans une chemise cartonnée indiquant le titre. Quelques ratures et corrections autographes de l'auteur. Drame inédit en 4 actes et en vers. L'action se situe en Lydie au IVe siècle avant J.-C. La pièce met en scène Esope, sa maîtresse Rhodope, le roi Kroesos et ses ministres. On y joint un petit dossier du scénario de la pièce, d'une autre main ou dactylographiés, se rattachant probablement au livret d'opéra. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers,. 1923. original purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel a bit. sunned, a near fine copy in very good printed dust jacket mild. chipping to corners, shallow chipping at spine ends with no loss of. lettering, tiny v-chip from top edge of front panel, and 15x20 mm v-. chip at upper rear spine fold. Overall, a nice example of this. fragile, scarce jacket. (#108321). First U.S. edition. Code "I-X" on copyright page. Second binding of purple cloth stamped in yellow. Text differs from that of the earlier Methuen edition that was slightly abridged. "The Girl in the Golden Atom," Cummings' first published story, appeared in the 15 March 1919 issue of ALL-STORY WEEKLY. It was an instant success and was followed by a sequel, "People of the Golden Atom," published in ALL-STORY WEEKLY 24 January-28 February 1920. The two stories are here collected as the author's first book. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-54; (1981) 2-19; (1987) 2-22; and (1995) 2-28. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 512. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 225. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 878-82. In 333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 170. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03691.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        The Visva-Bharati Quarterly

      Calcutta, Santra 1923/1924.. Vol. 1. No. 1-4. (complete!) 4°. 424 S. OKart. Erster Jahrgang komplett! Der Herausgeber dieser Zeitschrift der intellektuellen Kooperation war bis April 1923, Rabindranath Tagore, heute [Rabindranath Thakur]. Er erhielt 1913 als erster Asiate den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Der wachsende Ruhm in Asien und Europa motivierte Rabindranath, sein Ashram-Bildungsideal zum Visva-Bharati auszuweiten, einer Bildungseinrichtung, die Begegnung und Verschmelzung unterschiedlicher zunächst nur asiatischer Kulturen zum Ziel hatte. Ab Juli 1923 war der Herausgeber Surendranath Tagore.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        " My Bonzo Library " . 6 vol.

      John Swain & Son, 1923-27. Colourfull illustrations and pictorial boards. Measures 10x13 cm /4x5inches. Softbinding.. A complete set of 6 volumes about the adored Bonzo: "The Good Deeds of Bonzo". "Bonzo's Seaside Holiday". "Bad Boy Bonzo". "The Adventures of Bonzo". "Bonzo's Country Holiday". "Mr Bonzo Comes To Town". Set in very fine condition. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Die Liebenden von Kandahar.

      Bln., Franz Schneider, [1923]. - Deutsch von Franz Werner Schmidt. 4°. Goldgepr. OHlederbd. mit Batikpapierbezug (gering verblaßt). 56 SS., 2 Bll. mit Titelradierung, radierter Initiale und Schlußvignette sowie 6 sign. Orig.-Radierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag auf Tafeln. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste illustr. Ausgabe. - Nr. 93 von 200 Exemplaren. - Prachtvoller Pressendruck der Liebesgeschichte auf Bütten mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Zwei der Radierungen noch mit Remarque. - Schlegel 222. Sennewald 23.2. E.Steiner-Prag 52. Steiner-Prag-Kat.-Esslingen 167-170. Nicht bei Fromm. - Sehr schönes fleckenfreies Exemplar. - Druckvermerk und alle ganzseitigen Radierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag signiert.

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        The Birds of California: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the Birds Found in the State, the Patron's edition in 4 Volumes

      San Diego: South Moulton Co., 1923. First edition. Small spot to front cover of volume 2 (barely noticeable), spines just a touch darkened, a magnificent copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xvii, 2121, 110 color plates by A. Brooks, 30 photogravures, 120 full page duotone plates, and 1100 half-tone text-figures. Full green morocco leather (crushed levant), lettered in gilt on the front covers, spine with multi-colored pictorial morocco inlays of birds positioned between tooled bands of birds in flight (each spine has a different design), each spine is lettered in gilt within the compartments, beveled edges on all covers, pictorial endpapers decorated with birds in flight, top page edges in gilt, sm folio (13 x 10.25 inches). This is the Patron's edition De Luxe limited to 250 numbered copies, this being no. 115; it is signed on the limitation page by Dawson. This is the most lavish of any of the editions of the Birds of California. No ownership marks.

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        Shackleton's Last Voyage. The Story of the 'Quest' by Commander Frank Wild. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A.H. Macklin

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1923., 1923. First Edition of the narrative of Shackleton's final expedition, with a Coloured Frontispiece, numerous Maps and over 100 Illustrations from Photographs. Large 8vo; pp. xvi, 372. Fine and bright publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine; gilt, black and white illustration of the Quest amongst the ice stamped to upper with titles in black, within black and white rule; pictorial end papers. A sound, near fine copy, with a bright and clean binding just a little rubbed to extremities; a few spots of foxing to edges. Tiny bookseller label to paste down.

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        Zane Grey Tappan's Burro First Edition First Printing

      Harper & Brothers, 1923. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Grey, Zane. Tappan's Burro First Edition First Printing. Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923. One of the best works from the greatest western author in history, Zane Grey. Illustrations in color by Frank Street and Charles S. Chapman. Hardcover. No jacket. Stated First Edition (with I-X). Book is tightly bound, square. Pictorial inlay cover. Previous owner writing on front free end page. Light bumping and rubbing. End pages and page edges foxed. G condition.

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        El Cohete y la Estrella. (Con una caricatura lírica de J. B. por Juan Ramón Jiménez).

      - Madrid, Índice, 1923, 20 x 14 cm., tela original, retrato + 85 págs. + 6 h., las dos últimas blancas. (Buen ejemplar con todos sus márgenes y en excelente papel en tono ahuesado. Primera edición de la primera obra de este autor publicada por su amigo Juan Ramón Jiménez, director de la Revista Índice). POESÍAS

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        The Amateur Inn

      Hodder and Stoughton London: Hodder and Stoughton. (1923). First. First English edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with small chips at the spine ends. Author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly three times. A man freezes to death in the Berkshires on the year's hottest day. Very uncommon in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys M.A. F.S.A Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty. Transcribed from the Shorthand Manuscript in the Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By the Rev Mynors Bright M.A. Late Fellow and President of the College

      London: G. Bell & Sons. 1923. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Half Morocco. Very Good. 10 vols complete. Various paginations. Very handsome blue half morocco Roger de Coverley binding, with gilt lines and blue cloth boards. TEG. Very minor rubbing and the occasional tiny scuff mark to the leather, but this is a strikingly strong and clean set 104b

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS): A PLAY IN THREE ACTS AND AN EPILOGUE ... Translated from the Czech by P. Selver and Adapted for the English Stage by Nigel Playfair

      London -: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press,. 1923. original printed black wrappers.. A fine, bright copy. A scarce edition of this influential work.. Enclosed in custom clamshell box. (#138579). First British edition. This adaptation differs from that of the 1923 Doubleday, Page edition. "This play was first performed in 1921 in Prague and has since that time been translated and performed through the world. The word robot which Josef Capek coined for the play, based on the Czech word robota, 'forced labor,' has become a part of most modern languages." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 38-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-37; (1981) 2-13; (1987) 2- 15; and (1995) 2-16. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 358. Negley, Utopian Literature 182. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1837-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 39.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Die Bücher der Bibel. Nach der Übersetzung v. Reuss

      Bln. u. Wien, B. Harz (1923).. 3 Bde. [Alles Erschienene]. Die Lehrdichtung/Die Liederdichtung/Überlieferung und Gesetz. 4°. 304; 328; 552 S. Mit je 1 Serien-, 1 Doppeltit. u. zahlr. Illustr. v. Ephraim Mose LILIEN. OHLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kap. u. Kanten berieb. Brieger 209ff.; MNE I, 113 .; Jüd. Lexikon III, 1113 - Vollständige Ausgabe. Umfaßt die Bde. 1: Überlieferung und Gesetz. Das Fünfbuch Mose und das Buch Josua. - Bd. 6: Die Liederdichtung. Die Psalmen. Die Klagelieder. Das Hohelied. - Bd. 7: Die Lehrdichtung. Die Sprüche. Hiob. Prediger. Ruth, Jona, Daniel, Esther.

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        A Voice From Mars.

      London, Arthur H. Stockwell. [1923] - First Edition, in what we suspect to be the primary binding, subsequent bindings being titled in red or black this copy titled in gilt). Near fine in publisher's blue cloth titled and ruled in gilt. Slight rubbing to extremties otherwise bright and crisp. Dusty top edge, internally clean. A scarce bit of manly juvenile fiction in which a couple of strapping chaps intercept a radio message from Mars and pop off to visit the red planet in search of adventure and 'the girl of Jack's dreams'. The daring duo meet opposition in the form of a gang of villainous old High Priests who are keeping the population under their heel (as you do), a couple of service revolvers and a bunch of grenades later and Mars is safe for Englishmen at last! This copy inscribed by the author to the flyleaf and signed on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Trees of the Genealogia Deorum of Boccaccio

      Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1923. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, one of only 160 copies printed on handmade Fabriano Paper. With 21 plates, three of which are in beautiful full colour, with printed tissue guards. Also with fine engraved ititials and tables throughtout. 4to, publisher’s original half vellum over buff boards with small vellum corner-pieces. 24pp + plates. A very fine copy, near as pristine. SCARCE, LIMITED TO ONLY 160 COPIES. A study of the genealogical tables used to decorate Boccaccio's great mythological work, from manuscripts and the early printed editions. Genealogia deorum gentilium, known in English as On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentiles, is a mythography or encyclopedic compilation of the tangled family relationships of the classical pantheons of Ancient Greece and Rome, written in Latin prose in circa 1360 by the Italian author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio. The first printed edition was in Venice at the early date of 1472. By 1499, no fewer then eight editions had published, attesting to the popularity of the work. Ernest Hatch Wilkins was a respected authority on Italian literature. His teaching career began at Amherst as an instructor of Romance languages from 1900 to 1904, and continued at Harvard, where he taught from 1906 to 1912 and again from 1947 to 1950 as a visiting lecturer on Italian literature. In 1912 he went to the University of Chicago where he was successively Associate Professor and Professor of Romance languages until his move to Oberlin in 1927. From 1923 to 1926 he served the University as Dean of its College of Arts, Literature and Science Wilkins served as Oberlin College's seventh president from 1927 until his retirement in 1946. He authored several respected works on Dante, Petrarch and Papini. He was a corresponding member of the Accademia Della Crusca in Florence and was decorated with the Cavaliere della Corona d'Italia in 1920 for his international promotion of Petrarch and Dante.

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      New York : Boni and Liveright , 1923 A nice collectible copy of this scarce first American edition of a literary classic. Pictorial cover boards are bright and clean with some bumping at extremities especially at one corner of the front board. Binding is solid. Text block and interior pages are clean and unmarked.

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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).

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      Berlin; Vostok. 1923. Pictoral boards. 4to. [86] pages. 20x26cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Selling Joseph”. Illustrations, cover and fonts designed by Joseph Chaikov. An illustrated retelling of the biblical story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. This story was one of the first Yiddish theatrical productions published in 1711 and has since become a popular Purim play. This modern prose version is based on the book "Tam-veyosher", adapting a Western text for modern Eastern readers. Max Weinreich was a co-founder of YIVO in Vilne, and published this book the same year as finishing his doctoral thesis on the history of Yiddish philology. Chaikov, a sculptor and graphic designer, was a member of the Russian avante-garde and later became an active soviet artist. In 1921 he published the first Yiddish sculpture book, “Skulptur”, advocating avant-garde sculpture as the new Jewish Art. Subjects: Joseph (Son of Jacob) . Bible – Illustrations. OCLC lists 10 copies. Original gilt pictorial velvet boards, spine taped. Very Good condition. (SPEC-36-11) .

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      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1923.. Small folio. Quarter vellum and pictorial boards. Boards a bit sunned at edges, otherwise a very good copy. First edition in this format, illustrated with twelve lithographs after drawings by Max Slevogt. The lithographs were printed by M.W. Lassally, and the letterpress by Jakob Hegner. One of 360 numbered copies, signed by the artist.

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        Ilias & Odyssee - [Iliad and the Odyssey. German ] - [Complete in 2 Uniform Volumes]. Translation by J. H Voss

      Berlin, Im Askanischen Verlag, [1923-1924], 1923. The splendid Askanischen Verlag edition. Designed by otto von Holten; The splendid Askanischen Verlag edition. 1st in this form. Limited to 1000 numbered sets. Subjects; Wood-engraving, German -- Germany -- Berlin -- 20th century. Printing --Germany --Berlin --Specimens. Homer -- Iliad -- Odyssey -- Ancient Greek literature -- Classics -- Epic poetry. Language: German. Thick small folio set in gilt-tooled full vellum; top edges gilt, others uncut. Raised bands with the spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Front hinge of volume 1 starting. An exceptional set overall; scans and additional detail on request.

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