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        The World Crisis 1911-1918

      Churchill's history of the First World War - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931 - the first four and last dealing with the war itself and the second-to-last with the war's aftermath. 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 unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches.  This important edition 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. This first abridged edition is quite rare in the original dust jacket. Here is the British first abridged edition, third printing, near-fine in the original jacket. Of note to collectors, the scarce dust jacket appears virtually identical to that of the first printing. The green cloth binding of this copy is quite exceptional - square, clean, and vividly bright.  The excellent preservation of the binding color is unusual, even for jacketed copies.  Trivial wear at the spine ends and corners is the only exterior flaw noted.  The contents are clean and bright with no internal spotting or previous ownership marks.  The sole interior flaw noted is trivial wear to the edge of the folding map at page 808.  All maps and plans present and intact.  The unclipped dust jacket shows .5 inch strip losses at the spine ends, moderate spine toning, and wear at the rear hinge and corners.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.c, Woods/ICS A31(bb.3), Langworth p.113.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        ICH UND DU

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1923 Buber, Martin. ICH UND DU. Leipzig. Insel-Verlag, 1923. 8vo. 137, (3) pp. True First Edition. Publisher's brownish cardboard binding lettered black & red the upper cover & lettered black on the spine. [Extra date neatly penned on title page "18.XII 1932" & "Kh"]. A near fine example in the exceedingly rare original plain dustwrapper printed black on the spine in very good condition with several modest chips. Slight darkening at the top edge of the upper cover, head & heel mildly bumped otherwise a very collectible copy of this Buber masterwork one of the most important books of the last century. Martin Buber, [1878-1965], Austrian-born Jewish Philosopher, Story Teller, Theologian - best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. Ich und Du, is today considered a landmark of twentieth-century intellectual history. Buber was strongly moved by the writings of Frederich Nietzsche and Ich und Du united the seminal existentialists themes of modern German thought with the traditional Judeo-Christian thinking. In Ich und Du, Buber presents the view of a world in which human beings can enter into relationships using their innermost complete self to form true partnerships beyond the notion and incorrect view that the universe is merely the object of our senses and experiences. "Buber argues for an ethic that does not use other people (or books, or trees, or God), and does not consider them objects of one's own personal experience. Instead, Buber writes, we must learn to consider everything around us as "You" speaking to "me," and requiring a response. Buber goes on to demonstrate how these interhuman meetings are a reflection of the human meeting with God. For Buber, the essence of biblical religion consists in the fact that -- regardless of the infinite abyss between them -- a dialogue between man and God is possible. Ecumenical in its appeal, Ich und Du nevertheless reflects the profound Talmudic tradition from which it has emerged". Excellent copy indeed. $3550. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Diary of a Drug Fiend

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company / the London Publishers 1923, 1st edition. () 368pp. Fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. In original black cloth with red titles. First American edition, with "The London Publishers" stamped at base of book spine in red. Clean and solid text block, no previous owner markings. Hinges are firm and strong. In original, exceptionally scarce dustjacket, with minor loss to top and bottom of spine, light sun fading to spine; not clipped. Dust wrapper has had professional restoration on the top and bottom of the spine and the corners. Crowley's most famous work of fiction; believed to be a thinly veiled autobiographical account of his own addiction to heroin. Extremely rare in an original dustjacket..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        A LOST LADY

      New York: Knopf, 1923. Limited First Edition. Minor separation bottom front pastedown at inner joint - about 3" and easily repairable - else a near-fine largely uncut copy in a nearly complete scarce glassine dj (some nicks & small tears with minor loss); in broken box (with a small 4" piece missing from the closed back end of the box); the box itself still holding together.. Limited First Edition. A Novel. Copy #165 of 200 numbered & signed by Cather. One of the scarcer early limited editions. Large 8vo blue paper-covered boards with cloth spine & spine-label.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Science of Being

      New York: J.F. Tapley, 1923. 331 Pages. Three line six word inked gift inscription plus date (1967) on front endpaper. Four pencil (erasable) page numbers on back endpaper. No other marks or stamps to this tight, square book. Very light (barely noticeable) wrinkling to right side corners (about 1 inch) of first 30 pages. My guess is that this wrinkling was caused by page turning. No other defects noted. The paper used is of Ivory color India Bible. This was the first time in the history of paper manufacturing in the United States that such a paper was made. It is extremely light and thin, of the highest grade with great wearing qualities. Well-known English artist, Malcolm Thurburn, was commissioned to make the lettering, ornamentations, and the illustrations for the title pages, which are individual for each of the seven lessons. The emblem of the Science of Being is stamped in pure gold on the cover, and all materials used in the making of the book are of the highest obtainable quality. Gold, which represents the pure Mental Ray, was taken as the basis for the color scheme of the book. In its most condensed shade of dark brown, it is used in the binding and in the general print of the book. In its golden shade it is used to emphasize important sentences. The glittering golden print produces a very deep impression on the sub-consciousness of the reader, acting as a luminous sign, which engraves itself in fiery letters upon the mind. Page edges are also in gold color. Everyone in possession of this book will soon discover that merely to possess it is to have established a connecting link between Universal Life Energy and the individual who owns the book, or the house or office where it is kept. It is advisable to carry the book with oneself whenever a business transaction or any important step is contemplated. The book will always act as an inspiring, harmonizing and protecting agent because of its actual connection with the pure magnetic vibrations of Universal Life Energy. -- This from the laid in brochure titled Information for the Reader. The three laid in information pamphlets and the book are inside the original gold 7 1/4 x 4 3/8 inch storage box.The box itself is intact and shows some light wear. This is a very rare original title in surprisingly good condition that is evidence of careful storage. Additional scans available on request. Baron Eugene Fersen was born in 1873 in St. Petersburg to Marie the Grand Duchess of Russia. HIs grandfather was King Alexander II of Russia. His uncle was Leo Tolstoy and his half-sister was Queen Maria of Romania who was the grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of England. Eugene and his mother came to the US in 1901 where they remained under suspicion for radical religious thinking up through World War I and they became American citizens in 1923. Fersen continued his teaching until his death in Seattle in 1956. The 'Lightbearers' continue Fersen's work to this day.. First Edition. Hard Back. Very Good/No Dust Jacket As Issued. 4" x 7".

      [Bookseller: Dons Book Store]
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        Riceyman Steps

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd,, 1923. Octavo. Original green cloth. Titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, some spotting to late and early leaves. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Two Poems

      Stanmore: No Publisher, 1923. Illuminated manuscript, 8pp (ignoring blanks), bound in full calf, smooth back, covers with single fillet gilt border and flower head corner pieces, marbled endpapers, probably bound by Riviere. Spine faded, very slightly rubbed to extremities, internally bright and clean, with old acetate guards laid in to each page. Highly competent and attractive illuminating, done by Betty Brown in 1923. With an A.L.S. from Alberto Sangorski, reading "Dear Miss Brown, Herewith I am sending you your illuminated manuscript bound in calf and I trust you will like it and hope you will still continue to keep to your writing and illuminating, as it would be such a pity to stop now having advanced so well. Your work has been greatly admired and you show great promise - I trust you are keeping well, Yours respectfully, Alberto Sangorski (Kind regards to your elder sister)". Alberto Sangorski, a great calligrapher himself, was the brother of Francis Sangorski of Sangorski and Sutcliffe, but by this time Alberto was working for Riviere. Signed by Illustrator, With an A.L.S.. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Brown, Betty. 8vo. Illuminated Book.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Lot of 116 Southern Churchman Magazines 1923 - 1932 Protestant Episcopal Church

      Southern Churchman Co., Richmond, Virginia. PAPERBACK. Lot of 116 Southern Churchman Magazines 1923 - 1932 - Issues Include: Southern Churchman - June 30, 1923; Southern Churchman - May 3, 1924 Alfred Tennyson poem to cover; Mary Lois doll ad; Southern Churchman - May 10, 1924 Keble poetry to cover; Nice Southern Railways full page ad to back cover; Southern Churchman - May 17, 1924 Southern Churchman - May 24, 1924 Ascension by Wadsworth to cover; Southern Churchman - June 7, 1924 Main Building National Cathedral School, Mount St. Alban photo to cover; Southern Churchman - June 28, 1924 Edwin Hatch poem to cover; Southern Churchman - July 5, 1924 A.D. Watson poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - July 12, 1924; Southern Churchman - July 19, 1924 The Bishop of Jerusalem at Jamestown 1922 photo to cover; Southern Churchman - July 26, 1924 George Matheson poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - August 2, 1924 FL Hosmer poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - August 9, 1924 Edward Rowland Sill poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - August 16, 1924 Henry Van Dyke poem to cover; Southern Churchman - November 8, 1924 Nice American Red Cross ad to cover; Mary Lois doll ad; Southern Churchman - November 15, 1924 JH Newmau poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - November 29, 1924 Keble poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - December 6, 1924 Joyce KIlmer poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - December 20, 1924 Angels announcement to the shepherds illustration to cover; Southern Churchman - January 3, 1925 Thomas Curtis Clarke poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - January 10, 1925 JH Newman poem to cover; Southern Churchman - January 17, 1925 Southern Churchman - January 31, 1925 Christina G. Rosetti poem to cover; Southern Churchman - February 7, 1925 Southern Churchman - February 14, 1925 Whittier poem to cover; dampstained edges; Southern Churchman - February 21, 1925 Alice Cary poem to cover; Southern Churchman - February 28, 1925; Southern Churchman - March 7, 1925 Dagmar automobile ad inside; Southern Churchman - March 14, 1925; Southern Churchman - March 21, 1925 Frederick Emerson Brooks poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - March 28, 1925; Southern Churchman - April 4, 1925 Nice Dagmar automobile ad to back cover; Southern Churchman - April 18, 1925 Christopher Wordsworth poem to cover; Southern Churchman - May 2, 1925 H,B. Stowe poem to cover; Southern Churchman - May 23, 1925; Southern Churchman - July 11, 1925; Southern Churchman - July 18, 1925 W.C. Doane poem to cover; Southern Churchman - August 1, 1925 John Oxenham poem to cover; Southern Churchman - November 7, 1925 John Addington Symonds poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - December 12, 1925 Phillip Brooks poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - January 2, 1926 Frederick Faber poem to cover; Southern Churchman - January 9, 1926; Southern Churchman - January 16, 1926; Southern Churchman - February 6, 1926 Whittier poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - March 13, 1926 "Twelfth Night" couplet to cover; Southern Churchman - April 10, 1926 R.W. Gilder poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - May 29, 1926 Wordsworth poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - June 19, 1926 Keats poetry to cover; Southern Churchman - July 3, 1926; Southern Churchman - July 10, 1926; Southern Churchman - July 24, 1926; Southern Churchman - August 21, 1926; Southern Churchman - September 4, 1926; Southern Churchman - September 11, 1926; Southern Churchman - September 25, 1926; Southern Churchman - October 2, 1926; Southern Churchman - October 9, 1926; Southern Churchman - October 16, 1926; Southern Churchman - October 23, 1926; Southern Churchman - November 6, 1926 American Red Cross Ad to cover; Southern Churchman - December 13, 1926; Southern Churchman - December 11, 1926; Southern Churchman - December 18, 1926; Southern Churchman - December 25, 1926; Southern Churchman - January 8, 1927; Southern Churchman - January 22, 1927; Southern Churchman - June 4, 1927; Southern Churchman - June 18, 1927; Southern Churchman - July 2, 1927; Southern Churchman - July 9, 1927; Southern Churchman - July 16, 1927; Southern Churchman - November 12, 1927; Southern Churchman - November 19, 1927 Thanksgiving Issue; Southern Churchman - December 3, 1927; Southern Churchman - December 10, 1927; Southern Churchman - October 12, 1929 Cover: Rt. Rev. John Gardner Murray; Southern Churchman - October 19, 1929 Do we want a new Gospel?; Southern Churchman - October 26, 1929 All Saints; Southern Churchman - November 2, 1929 Compromise of Controversy?; Southern Churchman - November 9, 1929 Armistice Day; Southern Churchman - November 23, 1929 Thanksgiving Issue; Southern Churchman - December 7, 1929 Universal Bible Sunday; Southern Churchman - December 21, 1929 Is Christmas Going to Die?; Southern Churchman - December 28, 1929; Southern Churchman - January 11, 1930 For the Day of The Epiphany; Southern Churchman - December 27, 1930 cover image: St. John's Church, Richmond, Va; Southern Churchman - January 31, 1931 The Reds or The People?; Southern Churchman - March 7, 1931; Southern Churchman - March 14, 1931 An atheist laugh is a poor exchange for deity offended; Southern Churchman - March 21, 1931 John Newton poem to cover; Southern Churchman - March 28, 1931 University Training; Southern Churchman - April 4, 1931 Easter Issue with image of The Resurection; Southern Churchman - April 11, 1931 The Stranger and His Friend; Southern Churchman - April 18, 1931; Southern Churchman - June 20, 1931 A Remarkable Anticipation of Modern Science; Southern Churchman - July 4, 1931; Southern Churchman - July 11, 1931; Southern Churchman - July 18, 1931 Cover photo: Rev. John Poyntz Tyler; Southern Churchman - August 8, 1931; Southern Churchman - August 15, 1931 The Consistency of Scripture; Southern Churchman - August 22, 1931; Southern Churchman - September 19, 1931; Southern Churchman - October 10, 1931; Southern Churchman - October 17, 1931; Southern Churchman - October 24, 1931; Southern Churchman - November 7, 1931; Southern Churchman - January 9, 1932; Southern Churchman - January 16, 1932 God's Invitation; Southern Churchman - January 23, 1932 St. Patrick's Breastplate; Southern Churchman - January 30, 1932 Apostle's Creed; Southern Churchman - February 6, 1932; Southern Churchman - February 13, 1932 Wake Up Preachers; Southern Churchman - February 20, 1932 General Washington's Prayer; Southern Churchman - February 27, 1932; Southern Churchman - March 19, 1932; Southern Churchman - March 26, 1932 Easter Plea; The Southern Churchman, an organ for evangelical thought within the Protestant Episcopal Church, was founded in Richmond, Virginia in 1828 by the Reverend William Fitzhugh Lee; Issues include Marriage, Death and Personal Notices; Southern Churchman Co., Richmond, Virginia; Langbourne Meade Williams (editor); all original magazines in Good/VG condition; an instant archive; these magazines are very scarce. . Very Good.

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        NEW HAMPSHIRE A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes

      New York:: Henry Holt,. 1923 [1924]. First edition, fourth printing, November, 1924. INSCRIBED, "To Walter King Stone / in appreciation of one of the finest / of the pictures." Undated but inscribed in 1932. Above his inscription Frost has transcribed the title and first 10 lines of the poem "The Grindstone," which made its first book appearance herein. Frost changed the last words in the fifth line from "they were lent," to "they may have lent"; a change not mentioned in "The Poetry of Robert Frost" edited by Eward Connery Lathem, which lists all changes and emendations in Frost's poems. Stone--a painter, and book and magazine illustrator of the period--sent Frost five paintings. In exchange, Frost inscribed five books with a poem. Copy of Frost's letter transmitting the five books is included, stating, in part, "I've got these pictures up---and I don't see how you are going to get them back except by process of law or by appeal to something in me that may not exist." The book has minor wear on the corners, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket. Stones attractive bookplate on front pastedown and newspaper photo of Frost tipped to first blank page.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name of Orriville W. Prouty dated Christmas 1923 on the front endpaper with another name at the bottom of the page. Dustwrapper with small chip at head of spine just affecting the "w" in "New" and extending slightly on the rear panel and a thumb-sized chip at the bottom of the front panel. Other minor chips and closed tears with light soiling. Near Fine in a Very Good example of the uncommon dustwrapper. J. J. Lankes. Cloth-backed boards. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1923. Fourth printing. 8vo. Woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. x, 113, [1] pp. Quarter green cloth and boards, gilt label on upper cover. Very good . Signed "Robert Frost Cleveland 1926."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Ariel ou La Vie de Shelley

      Paris: Bernard Grasset., 1923. Octavo. Contemporary artificial vellum, sides and spine decoratively gilt with turquoise embellishments, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut and gilt, title page in black and gold, original green wrappers bound in, in marbled card slipcase. Spine slightly discoloured, text block neat and clean, some rubbing and tanning to slipcase. First, limited, edition. One of 50 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Birds, beasts and flowers

      London: Martin Secker, 1923. 1st U. K. Edition. Description: 207 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Poetry -- D. H. Lawrence. Referenced by Roberts: A27a. Fine cloth copy in a poor dust jacket with significant loss, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      Paris Devambez 1923. 16.5x25.2 cm., 291 pp., édition illustrée de dix eaux-fortes en couleurs de Pierre Brissaud, relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins, filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Relié par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Tirage limité. Tirage de 535 exemplaires dont 400 exemplaires sur vélin de rives numérotés de 136 à 535. Ce livre est suivi par "La Vie en Fleur", livre n° 25977.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Russian Placards 1917–1922

      Petersburg: Petersburgh Branch of the News of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee,, 1923. 1st Part. Petersburgh office of the Russian Telegraph Agency ROSTA. Quarto. Original orange wrappers printed in black, colour lithograph to upper wrapper. Housed in a black cloth flat-back solander case. 23 colour lithographs with printed tissue-guards. Pencilled ownership inscription to title page. Professional repairs to spine and edges of wrappers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of a scarce book of Russian futurist placards that were designed to be hung in the windows of the Russian Telegraph Agency "for agitation purposes". Depicted are industrial scenes, triumphant workers, and bloated capitalist figures.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      London: Cassell and Company, 1923, 1927, 1933. First editions. Spines with very faint library numbers, rubber stamps on upper and lower edges; slight rubbing of edges, covers quite bright, gilt strong. Very slight brown spots on endpapers and some preliminary leaves, albeit a nice set. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Tom Mann's Memoirs [Signed] [Provenance, Upton Sinclair]

      Labour Publishing Company. Collectible - Good. 12mo. Paper 1923. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Inscribed by author. Original gray papers with black lettering and a sketch portrait of Mann. Inscribed on the half title, "My kindest regards to Comrade Upton Sinclair. Thomas Mann London." 334 page memoir, text. Exterior is sturdy, but chipping at hinge lines. A small brown spot on the side fore edge does not penetrate. Interior is clean and firm, lightly toned. Library stamp on the back front cover, pencilling on title page, stamp and pencilling on verso. Label on inside back cover. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Novels and Other Works of Lyof Tolstoi (Tolstoy)

      New York: Charles Scribner 1923 - 24 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Half crushed navy blue morocco with gilt raised bands, elegantly tooled panels and gilt top edge. Frontispieces throughout. Some foxing to the tissue guards. A remarkable set of these great works in excellent condition. The bindings are completely solid with no weak hinges or loss to headcaps etc. This complete works includes all of his great titles such as 'War And Peace', 'Anna Karenina' and 'Resurrection'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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      Potsdam, Müller & Co., 1923.: 20th century; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; European Literature; First Edition; German Literature; Inscribed; Literature; Rare Books; Signed; Twenties; vienna; World Literature. 8°.. Originales Halbleinen. Der Band in speziell angefertigter, bibliophiler Halblederschatulle mit vergoldetem Rückentitel. Exemplar der Normalausgabe mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Robert Musil auf dem Titelblatt "Mit freundlichen Grüßen ! - Robert Musil". ExLibris-Stempel von Gerd von Wolfenau auf dem Titelblatt. Widmungsexemplare und signierte Exemplar von Robert Musil sind von großer Seltenheit.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        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. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Bakst, Leon. 240 pages. 37.5 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 20 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. Bright, clean and very fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Designs for Sleeping Beauty

      London: Benn Brothers Limited,, 1923. A Ballet in Five Acts after Perrault. Music by Tchaikovsky. Preface by André Levinson. Folio. Publisher's vellum-backed boards, blue cloth sides, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt. Portrait of Bakst by Picasso with tissue guard as frontispiece, two colour plate vignettes by Bakst laid down to title page and illustrations page, and 54 other full page colour plates (one of which folding) by Bakst with tissue guards showing his designs for the costumes and set of Sleeping Beauty. Covers marked, vellum back somewhat soiled, corners rubbed, internally fresh; a very good copy overall. First English edition (first published in French by Brunoff, Paris, 1922); from a limited edition of 1,000 copies, 500 of which were for distribution in the USA. Diaghilev's Ballet Russes production of the Sleeping Beauty, for which Leon Bakst designed the costumes and set (his designs, here reproduced, constituting a significant contribution to the modern art movement, as much as to theatre or costume design), was first staged in London in 1921 at the Alhambra Theatre, as "The Sleeping Princess".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le chemin de velours. Les Maîtres du Livre; frontispice dessiné et gravé sur bois par Paul de Pidoll,

      Georges cres et cie les maitres du livre, 1923. in8 Broché

      [Bookseller: Livre Nomade]
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        The Work of Szukalski

      Chicago: Covici-McGee. 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, numbered 223, 1923, hardcover, squarish quarto, unpaginated, illustrated in color and b&w. Book near fine with lightest rubbing to spine, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. No DJ. Stanislaw Szukalski (1893–1987) was a Polish-born painter and sculptor. He also developed the pseudoscientific-historical theory of Zermatism, positing that all human culture was derived from post-deluge Easter Island and that mankind was locked in an eternal struggle with the Sons of Yeti ("Yetinsyny"), the offspring of Yeti and humans. He illustrated this theory in his works.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. With an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1923, 1923. The Patron's Edition de Luxe. 12 volumes; 8vo. In publisher's original marbled grey paper spines with titled paper label, light green paper boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Binding very little rubbed, paper labels age toned, foxing and toning to untrimmed edges. A sound, very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Novels [and] The Letters

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1923–32. The text based on collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. 5 volumes, octavo (215 × 135 mm). Finely bound by Roger de Coverly in dark blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Colour frontispieces, black and white illustrations in the text. An excellent set. Large-paper edition, limited to 1000 sets, of which 950 are for sale. A particularly handsome set of Austen's novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Twenty-Eighth Division; Pennsylvania's Guard; In the World War; 5 Vols. ; "Autograph Edition" Forewords by the Commanding Generals; The History of the Keystone or Iron Division in the World War. Also the History and Traditions of the Pennsylvania National Guard

      Pittsburgh: 28th Division Publishing Co.. 1923. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. 5 volumes, complete. First edition, 1923. Number 19 out of 100 copies, "Autograph Edition", signed by Major General Charles H. Muir. All copies folio, full midnight blue morocco, gilt titles and designs and gilt- decorated compartments on spine, raised bands, gilt top edge, three color leather doublures with midnight blue bordering orange field and red keystone center, moire flyleaves, printed on vellum paper, placeholders, illustrated, all copies are very Fine, very light rubbing to the leather tips. Rare "Autograph edition" signed by Charles H. Muir. . Catalog 10/12

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        Old Papermaking

      [Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press,] 1923 One of 200 copies, signed by the author. . Original cream-colored paper over batik boards, spine stamped in black. Large quarto. Tipped in frontispiece by Ralph Pearson of Dard Hunter's mill, numerous tipped in plates, facsimile reproductions, and woodcuts in text. Dard Hunter's device printed in red and black on title-page. A fine copy, uncut and largely unopened. In the rare publisher's box. Printed upon Dard Hunter watermarked hand-made paper with the type made originally by him for this book. This is the first book from the Mountain House Press, and Dard Hunter's first book on papermaking.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      Leipzig: Verlag Von Karl W. Heirsmann. Very Good+. 1923. Second Edition. Hardcover. Deuxieme Edition in four volumes. Over 16,000 facsimile of water marks. Historical Dictionary of brands of paper as they emerge into 1202 until 1600. Volume #1, 1 - 234pp. Illustrations 1 - 3646. Volume #2, 235 - 426pp. Illustrations 3647 - 7877. Volume #3, 427 - 620pp. Illustrations 7878 - 12395. Volume #4, 621 - 836pp. Illustrations 12396 - 16112. French text. Bound In clean blue buckram cloth and have bright gilt titles on spines. Texts tight clean & intact. Rare Section ; Drawing Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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      1923. 1. (CLARKE,HARRY)illus. TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION by Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Brentanos, no date circa [1923]. Large thick 4to (8 1/2 x 10 3/4"), black cloth, pictorial paste-on, top edge tinted black, others trimmed, no decoration on spine, 412 numbered pages, black endpapers, slightest bit of fading near Fine in dust wrapper (dw frayed). The first edition of this title had no color plates. This is the color plate edition illustrated by Clarke with 8 beautiful tipped-in color plates, 24 detailed black and white plates and 26 other vignettes. Much scarcer than the more commonly found Tudor edition. Clarke's style is perfectly suited to Poe's text.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Early Chinese Jades

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Co., 1923. 4to. (11 x 8 3/4 inches). 148pp. 64 photographic plates (8 in colour). Publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt (minor wear, minor abrasions on the pastedowns). Scarce first American edition of an important monograph on ancient Chinese jade objects. This important and well-illustrated study includes chapters devoted to the jade quarries, astronomical instruments, ritual jades, tablets, seals, vessels, animals, human figures and more.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      Paris:: Maurice Le Garrec,, 1923. First Edition. Near Fine. FOUR VOLUMES OF TEXT. THREE VOLUMES OF PLATES IN SIX BOOKS. Complete Set. LIMITED EDITION OF 750 SETS. THIS IS No. 485. Published 1923-1929. All volumes Near Fine nicely bound in matching hardback purple cloth with gilt lettering on the spines. The text volumes with the original wrappers bound in. Top edges gilt. Mild edge soil, minimal marginal dampstains, not affecting text or images. Text volumes as follows: Part I--des Origines a 1660; Part II--de 1660 a 1800; Part III--19th Siecle; Part IV--Table Generale (Index). The plates are in three volumes divided into six books. There are a total of 1392 beautiful plates with tissue guards. A comprehensive and wonderful study of French prints through the 19th century. A true tour de force of scholarship. Text volumes quarto; Plates volumes folio.

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923 (1926). Hardcover. Still Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper but in a Fine box. Cloth-backed boards. INSCRIBED For Sue Grundy Bonner and SIGNED by the poet on the front free endpaper beneath the complete sonnet, "Once by the Pacific," entirely in the author's hand and here titled "Fiat Nox," the chapter heading under which this poem is the first printed from the book WEST-RUNNING BROOK. This poem, one of the few Frost wrote about the state of his birth, California, was begun by Frost in college but not finished until 46 years later. The first four of the fourteen lines set the stage: "The shattered water made a misty din Great waves looked over others coming in And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before." Very mild sunning to the spine with light fraying to the spine tips. Neat tissue repair to the front hinge. Housed in a handsome gilt-lettered brown morocco-backed marbled paper clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Maria Magdalene. Ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel in drei Akten

      Berlin, Propyläen 1923. 22 cm. (4), 114, (4) Seiten mit 10 signierten Original-Radierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Gelber Original-Saffianband (Entwurf: Steiner-Prag) auf 5 Bünden mit intarsiertem Mittelstück aus schwarzem Leder, 2 farbigen Rückenschildern in Rot und Schwarz, Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt. - Schauer, Dt. Bk. II, 94 - Nr. 26 von 100 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 300) der besonderen Vorzugsausgabe, die eine zusätzliche Original-Radierung (Porträt Hebbels) enthält und in Ganzleder gebunden wurde. Im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall at Tintagel in Lyonnesse. A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers, in One Act Requiring No Theatre or Scenery

      London: Macmillan, 1923. First edition. Top and bottom of spine very lightly rubbed, bookplate on front paste-down, dust jacket very lightly dust soiled, else an outstanding copy/dust jacket printed with illustration of first page from MSS. Octavo.

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        The Sonnets

      London: Martin Hopkinson and Company Limited,, 1923. With a Latin Translation by Alfred Thomas Barton. Edited, with a Prefatory Note, by John Harrower. Octavo. Beautifully bound by Bayntun Riviere, Bath, in a Cosway-style binding of scarlet full morocco, spine decoratively gilt in compartments with fleurons, sides panelled with gilt rules and two floral cornerpieces to each, front board with an oval miniature of Shakespeare under glass, turn-ins elaborately gilt, moiré silk doublures and free-endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Parallel text in English and Latin. Fine condition. First published edition (originally privately printed in 1913, following the translator's death, by the Riccardi Press, London, in a limited edition of 150 copies under the Latin title Gulielmi Shakespeare Carmina quae Sonnets nuncupantur Latine reddita ab Alvredo Thoma Barton Edenda curavit Joannes Harrower), from a limited edition of 525 numbered copies (of which this is one of the 500 trade copies), published in the year of the Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebrations (counting from the publication of the First Folio). Alfred T. Barton was a fellow, tutor and vice-gerent of Pembroke College, Oxford.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York:: B. W. Huebsch,, 1923. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED and AND WITH RECIPIENT'S NAME BY THORSTEIN VEBLEN. A Very Good++ hardback in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. Mild cover edge wear, soil edges. 8vo. 445 pp.

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        Physiologie du goût. Nouvelle édition illustrée

      Carteret 1923 2 volumes in-4 (255 x 168 mm), maroquin marron à grain long, dos lisse et plats ornés de motifs gastronomiques inspirés de la couverture, filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés, étui (reliure signée Randeynes). Belle édition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur d'après Stanley, et de compositions par Henri Pille et Maurice Leloir, gravées à l'eau-forte par Louis Monziès et Léon Boisson. Tirage limité à 375 exemplaires numérotés, un des 75 sur Japon, et l'un des 25 contenant une suite (N° 55). (très bel exemplaire malgré le dos infimement passé). // 2 quarto volumes (255 x 168 mm), brown long-grained morocco, smooth spine and covers richly decorated with gastronomic tooling inspired from the soft cover, fillets on turns-in, dentelle inside, gilt edges, slipcase (binding signed Randeynes). Nice edition illustrated with a portrait after Stanley, and compositions by Henri Pille and Maurice Leloir, etched by Louis Monziès and Léon Boisson. Limited printing of 375 numbered copies, one of the 75 on Japan paper, and one of the 25 containing a suite (Nr 55). (very fine copy despite the spine slightly faded).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name of Alice Towler on the front endpaper. Small piece lacking at the bottom blank margin of the first page of the Contents from rough opening, a few minor tears elsewhere; text a bit darkened. Poem in pencil, likely by Towler, on a rear blank. Spine label tad darkened but readable; just mild rubbing and edgewear, mostly to corners. Very Good, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. One of 500 copies in the first binding of checked cloth-backed boards of perhaps the most important first book of poetry of the 20th century. Edelstein A I.a.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Knopf, New York, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First edition, first issue of Stevens' first book and a milestone in 20th century poetry. In the original tri color boards, blue cloth spine. Worn at the corners, but a very attractive copy, largely unopened. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 042923. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Harmonium, 1923 first printing, second issue

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf. 1923. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First printing, second issue binding of vertically striped orange, yellow, turquoise and tan boards, blue cloth spine with paper spine label; one of only 215 copies printed thus. FINE sharp copy with just a hint of soil to boards. RARE thus. Lacks jacket. In mylar protector. . catalog10/12

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      1923. Very Good. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPAN] ALBUM OF 85 SNAPSHOTS OF JAPAN 1916 - 1923, FUJIYAMA AND MORE, PLUS SIX LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS AND A PHOTO POSTCARD. 5 1/2 x 8 inch flexible black cloth covers, cord-bound, with "Photographs" in gilt on front cover. Black paper mounts, neatly captioned in white ink, mostly in English with some Japanese. Images are b/w, sepia or color (only two are in color) and range in size from 2 1/4 x 3 inches to 4 x 6 inches. The majority (63) are the smaller size. The album is in good condition as are the page mounts, and the photographs are in very good condition. The loose photographs range in size from 2 1/4 x 3 inches to 4 x 6 inches and are sepia or b/w. They are captioned in ink on the reverse. Most of the album photos depict expeditions to climb Fujiyama and various of the Japan Alps, with scenes along the way of people and places -ecstatic pilgrims, the Imperial bodyguard, women's groups, schoolchildren and the photographer and his many climbing companions, foreign and Japanese. The owner is not identified, although some of his companions are: Arnold Bauer, Charles W. Copp, Harry Collins, Professor Fujimura, McKinnon etc., along with a group of boys from Matsumoto High School and several others. Excellent and interesting group of photos of the breathtaking mountain scenery of Japan. Mountaineering was and is a defining interest of the Japanese - there are still gods in those mountains.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Merchant of Venice; Printed from the Folio of 1623

      London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1923. Book in full white vellum by Zaehnsdorf, gilt spine title, cover decorated in a gilt pattern with blind stamped double ruled border. Limited to 100 copies of which this is no. 40. Signed by Albert Rutherston, art editor, Thomas Lowinsky, illustrator and Harley Granville-Barker who wrote the introduction. Printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper at the Shakespeare Head Press. Folio. Avery nice copy. In absolutely fine condition. Housed in a very strong green slipcase. Slipcase also in very good condition. Book in a vinyl protector.. Inscribed by Illustrator(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Book.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books]
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      - An appraisal, a Personal Note and a Bibliography of the first hundred books issued by the Press, 1923-1934. Pp. xii+82, plus several examples of devices, bindings, text and title pages, and numerous hand-tipped specimen pages (from 2-4pp. each, several printed in colour or red & black); narrow roy. 4to; full green buckram, gilt lettered black leather title label on spine, the spine cloth lightly faded, fore-corners of boards bruised; uncut; small blind ownership stamp of Sir Thomas Ramsay on upper free endpaper, tiny mark near foot of title page, a couple of spots of foxing; The Nonesuch Press, London, 1936. One of 750 numbered copies. McKitterick 106. *The frontispiece is an Eric Gill portrait of Francis Meynell, the founder of the Nonesuch Press. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Three Stories and Ten Poems

      Paris: Contact Publishing Company, 1923. Black lettered blue jacket over beige wraps, enclosed in green cloth slipcase. Hemingway's first book. Although Bill Bird's Three Mountains Press' In Our Time was contracted earlier, Robert McAlmon's Contact Editions book was published and released earlier. Limited to 300 copies only. This copy inscribed by Hemingway on the front endpaper "This book is the property of James Cowan--he is not responsible for it--nor did he buy it. It was presented to him by the author--Ernest Hemingway" Cowan was a fellow reporter for the Toronto Star newspaper, for which Hemingway also worked. Included also is a sheaf of correspondence between former owners and James Cowan attesting to it's history and authenticity. Also included a dealer's catalogue in which this book was listed for sale back in late thirties or forties. This copy wrapped in glassine which is contemporary but not original. Wear and a few tears to the extremities but a particularly fine example of a fragile book. A great Toronto copy of an essential item in the Hemingway canon.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st Edition. Wraps in Jacket. VG+/VG+. 12 Mo..

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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 ). Extra postage required (over 2 kgs). FINE. 28.5X23.5.

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        Three Stories & Ten Poems

      Paris: Contact Publishing Co.,, 1923. Octavo. Original blue-grey wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Contents very lightly toned, backstrip rubbed and with some signs of tape removed from the backstrip but a very good copy. First edition, sole printing, apparently one of 300 copies; the author's first book. Signed presentation copy, inscribed on the second blank leaf, "To Don Marquis from Ernest Hemingway". The recipient was Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878–1937), the author and newspaper columnist best known for the creation of Archy the cockroach, the reincarnation of a free verse poet. Marquis travelled to England and on to Paris in October 1923. The book had been published sometime that summer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three Stories and Ten Poems

      Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923 First edition, limited to only 300 copies. Original publisher's printed blue wrappers. An attractive, unrestored copy with some toning to the spine, a few minor spots to wrappers, spine slightly chipped, else a very good to near fine copy. Housed in a custom quarter leather case.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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