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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.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
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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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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1923]. A Fantasy. Quarto (294 × 220 mm). Recent green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, single-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. 48 mounted colour plates, and 48 mounted pages of text. A little toning to edges of contents. An excellent copy. First edition, US issue. The book was produced in Great Britain, and published simultaneously in Britain and America. Born in Northumberland, Timlin emigrated to South Africa, where he studied art and practised as an architect. The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923) is his only published book, a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published in Britain by George Harrap, who had earlier published Willy Pogany, and they followed a similar format here, reproducing Timlin's original calligraphic text mounted, like the plates, on grey matte paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Oeuvres Completes Illustrees. [Set of writings / works including Madame Bovary]. Texte Definitif de la Bibliotheque Charpentier

      Paris: Librairie de France, 1923., 1923. 12 volumes. 8vo (H: 9½ x D: 7½ x L: 20 inches). Limited Edition in large (square) paper. Text in French. Edition du Centenaire, in contemporary brown half calf with gilt titles and decoration to flat spines, marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A superb, clean set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      [Various places in California, Wyoming, and Arizona]. 1923-1925. 396 total photographs, measuring on average 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Mounted onto the leaves of a contemporary oblong quarto album of black textured cloth, string tied. Edges of the album chipped and worn. Very clean and neat internally, with the photographs in generally near fine condition. An outstanding album of non-professional photographs from the 1920s, containing a large number of images of iconic western natural wonders, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon, and also including photographs of lesser-known sites such as the Hetch Hetchy Valley, the Feather River region, and the Tassajara Hot Springs. The first part of the album contains scores of images of Yosemite and the adjacent Hetch Hetchy Valley, taken on an excursion in 1924. There are photographs of Mirror Lake, Bridal Veil Falls, Glacier Point, Half Dome, and other famous sites in the park, as well as pictures of life in camp and along the trails, plus several photographs of Hetch Hetchy and the controversial dam that had just been completed there. The next section contains several photographs taken during a camping trip to Camp Elwell on the Feather River, as part of the California Camera Club in 1925. These pictures show the beauty of the area, as well as scenes in "Gold Lake Camp", including swimming, hiking, boating, an elaborate mock wedding, etc. This was apparently an extended stay, represented in scores of images of an area that is not terribly well represented in the vernacular photography of the period. The final portion of the album contains scores more photographs of Yellowstone (including pictures of geysers, cabins, and the tour group itself), and 1923 trips to the Grand Canyon and the Tassajara Hot Springs near Monterey, California, including pictures of Hopi dwellings at El Tovar, a Hopi dancer, Navajo Indians, the hot springs, and more.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Le Maitre Paul Cézanne - DELUXE COPY ON japan paper with an ORIGINAL ETCHING

      Floury, Paris 1923 - #### ENGLISH #### - PRESENTATION : heavy bound in-8 stored in a slipacse. - ILLUSTRATION : 1 original etching "Armand Guillaumin" by Paul Cezanne, an extra pochoir plate "Landscape in Provence", facsimile (pochoir) plates in vellum and on Japan paper (44 plates) and many in or hors-text reproductions. - LIMITED : only 75 deluxe copies on Japan paper here n° 38. - SIZE : 8 x 11". - CONDITION : Very good, small deffects to the spine and the cover. DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. #### FRANCAIS #### - PRESENTATION : in-8 relié sous emboitage. - ILLUSTRATION : 1 gravure originale "Armand Guillaumin au pendu" par Paul CEZANNE, 1 épreuve avant la lettre de la couverture, 1 planche supplémentaire "Paysage provençal" reproduite au pochoir, 22 facsimilés au pochoir sur vélin et sur papier Japon (44 planches) ainsi que de nombreuses reproductions in et hors-texte. - TIRAGE : Exemplaire de tête limité à 75 exemplaires sur papier Japon, ici le n° 38. - DIMENSIONS : 20 x 26 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Très importante monographie sur Cézanne, ici présentée en édition de luxe sur papier Japon. Les facsimilés monochromes sont présentés en double état de noir (sur vélin) et de bistre (sur Japon), ceux en couleurs sont présentés sur les deux papiers également. La gravure originale est imprimée sur vergé, son encrage est parfait. - ETAT : Excellent, petits défauts à la couverture et à la tranche. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      London: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only By T. Werner Laurie Ltd. , 1923. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Conrad on the limitations page, this being #691. Pale green paper boards backed in vellum, paper spine label, top edge rough trimmed, others deckled. Spinestrip lightly tanned, armorial bookplate to front free endpaper, else near fine, unopened copy in dustwrapper with lightly tanned spine and nicks to spine ends and tips, otherwise very good.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        The Writings of Abraham Lincoln. The works include Addresses, Letters, Political Debates, etc. Edited by Arthur Brooks Lapsley. With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. Together with The Essay on Lincoln, by Carl Schurz; The Address on Lincoln, by Joseph H. Choate; and The Life of Lincoln, by Noah Brooks

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1923., 39. Constitutional Edition. In 8 volumes, 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, dark blue cloth boards, top edges gilt. Very occasional and very light specks of foxing. A fine set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Paris André Plicque 1923. 20.7x20.5 cm., 305 pp., édition illustrées de bois originaux de Paul Baudier et d'une lettre autographe de l'auteur, pages coupés avec différentes dimensions, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 750 exemplaires dont 30 sur papier hollande van gelder numérotés de 21 à 50.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The Ship That Sailed To Mars

      London: George G. Harrap, 1923. Hardcover. Very good. One of 2000cc. Large quarto Illustrated title and 48 tipped in colored plates by the author. Original gray boards, lettered on upper cover, white parchment spine decorated elaborately in gilt. Prelims and spine a bit foxed, extremities just a bit worn with some light scuffing to the boards, otherwise a very god copy with strong hinges and excepting a small tear to the edge of "The Sorrowful Planet" text plate, an internally fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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      Paris, Éditions René Kieffer, 1923. . Sylvain Sauvage. Relié, demi - maroquin (dos, coins), plats marbré, dos orné de fil. doré et de pièce de titre doré, page de garde marbré, tranches doré, 20,5x27cm, (1) couverture d' éditeur, 255pp(3), couverture d' éditeur, illustré en couleur. N° 235 de 600 exemplaires numéroté. Ouvrage orné avec 25 eaux-fortes coloriées de Sylvain Sauvage.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The World Crisis

      London, Thornton Butterworth Limited, , 1923–31. [Vol. I: 1911–1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front.] 5 volumes in 6, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, titles to upper boards blindstamped. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Endpapers of Volumes III & IV somewhat browned, as often, some spotting to edges, light bumping to spines and corners otherwise a nice bright set. First editions, first impressions throughout. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Golfing Life

      Chapman & Hall, Ltd., London,, 1923. Told to Clyde Foster. With a foreword by Field Marshall Earl Haig. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Numerous photographic illustrations. Early ownership inscription to the front pastedown, spine a little faded but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Impression. Herd was a stalwart at St Andrews and a golfing partner of the great and the good of his day.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dessins / Jean Cocteau

      Paris : Librairie Stock, 1923. 1st Edition. Physical description.: 272 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 28 cm. Subject: Caricatures - France - 20th century. Very good in the original full, blind-stamped leather; raised bands. Spine bands worn with some minor loss to the upper area. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, clean and strong. Edition limited to 400 copies (this no. 355), SIGNED by the author. Additional scans available upon request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The World Crisis. 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 parts I and II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth, (1923-31). . Volume I second edition (i.e. first edition, second impression), volumes II-VI first editions. Six volumes. 8vo. Publisher’s dark blue cloth, gilt lettered to spines, bookplate of Leonie Leslie to front pastedown of the first volume and signed and dated (July 1923) by the Author to the second free endpaper of the same, two different inscriptions to the endpapers of volumes IV and VI, the volumes housed in a set of three recent bespoke dark blue half morocco clamshell boxes, gilt lettered direct to spines. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations. Binding of Volume II slightly rubbed, a minor blemish to the spine of the third book box, a very good set. Lady Leonie Leslie was Churchill’s aunt, the sister of Jennie, later Lady Randolph Churchill. Whilst the volume is not inscribed to her, it is a nice family association nonetheless. Woods, A31(a). The “second edition” was published the same month as the first and is referred to as the second impression in later issues.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The World Crisis. Comprising: Vol.I: 1911-1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931., 1923. 6 large volumes; FIRST EDITIONS. I: pp.(vi) + 536, II: pp.577, III: pp.(x) + 589, IV: pp.474, V: pp.368, VI: pp.368. Errata slips to vols. I and IV present. The vol.I is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Churchill and dated 1935 on first blank. The volume has been recased in a first issue case with new end papers. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). The gilt to spines is bright. Overall a lovely and sound set of this history of the first world war in the original cloth. The final volume was printed in fewer numbers than the rest. Complete sets of this work in their original cloth binding are getting difficult to obtain. Woods A31(a). Langworth 103.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Parts I & II, exceedingly rare, jacketed "traveller's" copies issued before the first printing of the normal trade editions

      Thornton Butterworth Ltd. "The World Crisis" is Winston Churchill's epic and acclaimed history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. The set was originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. The 1916-1918 Part I & Part II books of 1927 comprise the middle of the set. Any World Crisis first editions in dust jackets are quite rare, but offered here may be the rarest to be had - jacketed "traveller's" copies of the British first edition of the two 1916-1918 books, Parts I & II, which were issued even before the normal first edition, first printing. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen, "There exists an early, and extremely rare, issue of the volume without the Index, described by the publisher on a tipped-on typed label on the title pages and dust jackets of both Parts as a 'ROUGH PRINTED COPY / For traveller's use only and not for sale'." Here is the only such set we have ever seen offered with the original dust jackets. Contents and pagination are identical to the first edition, first printings (including all maps, charts, etc.) with two exceptions: omission of the seven-page index at the end of Part II and lack of the errata at the Part II half-title. These two omissions confirm that issuance of these "traveller's" copies preceded the normal British first trade printings. The print itself is slightly lighter, but otherwise identical and the volumes themselves bulk slightly thicker. The blue cloth bindings differ only in being a slightly brighter shade of dark blue than the dark navy of the normal British first trade printings. The dust jackets are identical in content and size to those of the normal first printing. However, of special note, the jackets are printed on the same thick, light greenish paper as the first printing of the 1911-1914 volume, rather than the notoriously acidic and brittle yellowish grey paper of the normal British first trade printings, making these jackets unique variants. The dust jackets each bear a 3.25 inch wide by .75 inch tall typed label affixed to the front face of the dust jackets, as specified by Ronald Cohen, reading: "ROUGH PRINTED COPY / For traveller's use only and / not for sale". Identical labels are affixed to each title page. The Part II labels both have an additional notation in pencil "*without the Index". It is difficult to overstate the scarcity of these very special, jacketed volumes. Condition is very good plus in very good minus dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are tight, clean, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt, and only minimal wear to extremities. The contents of both volumes show transfer browning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps. There are no inscriptions or previous ownership marks. Internal spotting is light and intermittent, primarily confined to the prelims. The page edges of both volumes are spotted with some minor soiling to the top and fore edges. The dust jackets are substantially complete, with some chipping at the spine ends, corners, and folds. The rear hinge of the Part I dust jacket is split; an ancient strip of deteriorated cellotape has been carefully removed, leaving a bit of residue. The Part II front face has a faint, roughly 3 inch circular moisture stain at the top center (that does not affect the binding beneath). Both jackets are now protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers backed with acid-free paper. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-1&2), Woods/ICS A31(ab)3a&3b.

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        The World Crisis

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, April 1923 - October 1923 - 1927 - 1927 - March 1929 - 1931. Five volumes in 6 (as issued), octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches). Half-titles, various errata slips. Numerous maps, charts and facsimile documents (some folding), illustrations. 20th-century blue half morocco over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with dot rolls, lettered in the second, third and fourth compartments, the others bordered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt (some fading to the spines). A finely bound set: all first editions of Churchill's monumental history of the the First World War. Churchill had been well-placed through much of the First World War to offer some real insight into the causes and course of the conflict. He embraced the project with enthusiasm, and the work was published relatively quickly (he worked by dictating to secretaries whilst he strode about the room). The author deals with his own pre-war reorganization of the Royal Navy, offers justificatiion for his Gallipoli policy, and criticism of Field-Marshall Haig's strategy. Woods A31(a)

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        MICROMÉGAS. Histoire Philosophique. [A seminal work in the Science Fiction genre]

      Paris:: Ducros & Colas,, 1923. Near Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 405 copies on vélin à la forme. THIS IS No. 157. Art Deco design binding by Réne Kieffer with his label on ffep. Dark green full morocco leather binding with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, silk bookmark. Mild cover edge wear. Complete with 47 beautiful pochoir color images (including original wrapper) by Joseph Hémard between 1.5" by 1.1" and 5.5" by 4.8" in size. Original wrappers bound in. The binding covers are blindstamped with a circular geometric design including stars surrounded by rectangular blindstamping. Micromégas is pictured in the center with the the relatively smaller alien from Saturn balanced on his hand. The spine is blindstamped with geometric and star elements, gilt lettering. A Scarce lovely complementary binding by a French master of the art. 8vo. 53, [2] pp. In a custom cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on the spine.

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        Jacob's Room [Rare Signed Copy]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original yellow cloth with a paper spine label, lacking the rare dust jacket, SIGNED AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF on the half-title as follows: "Virginia Woolf / Oct. 1923"; Virginia Woolf's third novel, in which she presents Jacob Flanders' life story from his childhood through his adulthood until he is killed during World War I. In this important modernist work, Woolf presents Jacob's life story primarily through various women in his life who give their own perspectives of him -- an experimental form and a dramatic departure from her more conventional prior novels. A mere 1,500 copies of the first American edition were printed. The book was first published in England in a Subscriber's edition of 40 copies (only a few of which are on the market), issued prior to the UK trade edition and for which Woolf filled in a preprinted Subscriber's slip with the book's title and the Subscriber's name. She also signed and dated the slips Oct. 1922. The Subscriber's slip, signed separately from the book, then would be tipped onto the book's front free endpaper. Here we have a Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing. The book is mildly askew at the spine, shows light handling soil, moderate bumps and some wear to the board corners, some modest spotting to the boards, thin and low diagonal bump across rear board, light pushing to the spine ends, some wear to the spine label's edges, and a short marginal tear to the first page of text -- not affecting the text. As noted above, the Subscribers copies were signed on a slip which then was tipped onto the book's front free endpaper -- i.e. the book itself was not signed. In the copy presented here, however, Woolf has signed and dated the book itself. Copies of this important work actually signed by Woolf are extraordinarily scarce to the market. Furthermore, this copy has an excellent Provenance, having come from the Estate of decorated Naval veteran and noted Actor Douglas Fairbanks, whose bookplate resides on the book's front pastedown. A Very Good copy of an important Virginia Woolf novel, with the book itself SIGNED AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF. RARE INDEED.

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        The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, inscribed before publication To Jack from Winston in the Gallipoli volume

      Here is a full set of six first edition, first printings. An important author's inscription in volume II is inked on the ffep in four lines, dated eight days prior to publication, and reads: "To Jack / from / Winston / 22 Oct 1923". Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. 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 six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. We see a preponderance of sets with inscribed volumes from 1927. By then Churchill had returned to power and was serving as the powerful Chancellor of the Exchequer. Volumes inscribed in 1923 seem considerably more scarce; in 1923 Churchill's Liberal political party was in ruin and Churchill himself was without a seat in Parliament. Rarer still are volumes inscribed with only Churchill's first name, indicating that the recipient was family, a personal friend, or a close associate. The inscribed volume in this set is Volume II - the most important volume, since it provides Churchill's perspective on the Dardanelles offensive. By far the likeliest person to whom Churchill would have inscribed this book thus is Churchill's younger brother, John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill. Jack and Winston were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900. Most pertinent, Jack served with distinction in the First World War, including at Gallipoli. He was awarded the British Distinguished Service Order, as well as the French Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur. Jack and Winston remained close throughout Jack's life. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack died of heart disease in 1947. What we can state definitively is that this is an inscription to someone close to the author in a pre-publication copy of the first printing of the most important volume of Churchill's history of the First World War. The inscribed 1915 volume is in very good condition. The binding is square, clean, and tight, with minor wear at the corners, spine ends, and hinges. The contents are bright and crisp. Spotting is mostly confined to the prelims and page edges, but unfortunately by far the most heavily spotted page is the inscribed ffep. Nonetheless, the inscription is excellent, with no fading or smudging. The remaining five volumes are a credit to the inscribed Volume II and make this a truly superior set. The exteriors are uniformly clean with only trivial shelf wear, bright gilt, and square corners. There are no inscriptions, bookplates, or previous ownership markings of any kind. Minor spotting is confined to the text block edges of the 1916-1918 and 1911-1914 volumes. The Eastern Front is an especially clean, tight copy. The Aftermath is almost equally fine, marred only by a slight vertical crease in the spine that looks to be a binding flaw. The two 1916-1918 volumes are remarkably clean, flawed only by a hint of spotting to the text block edges. Transfer browning to the endpapers testify that they possessed their original dust jackets for many years. The 1911-1914 volume has an immaculate exterior save for light wear at the head of the spine. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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        A Tentative Theory of Light Quanta, The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, XLVII, 6th Series, January ? June 1924

        FIRST EDITION of the first English edition of three papers by Louis de Broglie, heralding a new era in physics -- the birth of quantum mechanics. The English translation is a translation of de Broglie?s three ?Notes? published in Comptes Rendus in September and October 1923.  The English edition includes an addition to the three papers and a postscript ? de Broglie provides a generalization of the theory that is consistent with the special theory of relativity.  This addition was not published in Comptes.  "Louis de Broglie's conception of the wave-particle duality in 1923 opened up new experimental possibilities, initiating the era of modern quantum mechanics" (Medicus, Heinrich A., "Fifty years of matter waves", Physics Today, Volume 27, Issue 2). De Broglie?s ?greatest talent was a gift for spotting the obvious ? or rather, for spotting what would eventually become obvious to everyone else.  He thought deeply about the mysterious wave-particle duality that had been pointed out by Einstein as early as 1909, and arrived at a question that must have seemed almost childish at the time: if electromagnetic waves are also particles, then might not particles of seemingly solid matter (such as electrons) be somehow also waves?  If this were so, then beams of electrons would have a wavelength and a frequency just like light, and this would offer a ready explanation of Bohr's quantization conditions: an electron in its orbit about the nucleus would be like a standing wave, such as the wave in a plucked guitar string, and only an integral number of wavelengths could fit into an orbit.  This very simple insight could have been seen (but was not) by anyone from about 1913 onwards. "Using facts about momentum and the behavior of waves from Einstein?s special relativity, de Broglie derived simple but elegant formulas for the wavelike properties of particles, and also found yet another new derivation of Planck?s blackbody law...  The quantum mechanical properties of matter become important when the de Broglie wavelength of an object is comparable to or larger than its size, while the wavelength for a classical object such as a car is utterly negligible" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 53). This volume of Philosophical Magazine contains another importent paper in the history of Quantum Mechanics": "The Quantum Theory of Radiation" by BOHR, KRAMERS AND SLATER, pp. 785-802.  CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume offered.  Ex-libris with armorial bookplate on pastedown, small stamp on the rear of the title page.  Bound in three quarter calf over cloth with 5 gilt-tooled raised bands at the spine.  Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels.  Minor rubbing and scuffing at the edges and on the spine.  The front board is starting to loosen a bit but is still holding tight and solid.  Bright and very clean throughout.   

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      Richmond: Printed and Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1923.. Marbled paper over boards, printed label. Neatly rebacked, with a considerable portion of the original spine laid down, some wear at fore- tips and edges, some sunning at edges, 1938 ink ownership signature; a good copy. First British edition, printed by the Woolfs in an edition of ca. 460 copies from type hand-set by Virginia. The label on this copy features Gallup's state 2 of three variants (with single line rules), no priority. Although published eight months after the U.S. edition, this printing of Eliot's poem offers a special attraction due to the imprint. The final two leaves (the 2nd blank and utilized, as normal, for the pastedown) remain unopened at top, and the small booklabel of Shakespeare & Company (the original incarnation) therefore appears in the lower fore- corner of p. [37], with its list of "Previous Publications" of the Hogarth Press. GALLUP A6c. WOOLMER 28. MODERN MOVEMENT 30b.

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        The Waste Land

      Richmond: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. G : in Good condition blue marbled slip case. Slight edge-wear and fade. Occasional light foxing. Unopened. 1923. First English Edition. Blue hardback marbled boards. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 35pp. .

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      Letter. Normal folds from mailing. Near Fine. At the bottom of a letter to O'Casey from Robert J. Lyons of the Lyons Theatre-News Service requesting notes about his character Minnie Powell from his play THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN to be played by Susan Strasberg. His response: "I've already sent a number of notes to play's Director--at his request. I shouldn't venture instruction or suggestion (except by personal request) 3000 miles away from where rehearsals are. Susy Strasberg will, I'm sure, give her own rendering of the part---as all great artists do, & must do; and I'm sure she will show Minnie Powell to New York in a fascinating way." SIGNED in full. THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN is a 1923 play set during the Irish War of Independence. It centers on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin. It is the first in O'Casey's "Dublin Trilogy," the other two being JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (1924) and THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (1926).

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        Zur Affinen Feldtheorie. {Relativity]

      Berlin: Berlin: Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XVIII, 1923 Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Zur affinen Feldtheorie. Offprint from Sitzungsberichten der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1923. XVIII. 8vo.,4, [137-140] First edition. Orange wrappers. A fine fresh copy in the rare off-print form marked with an asterisk by Weil, denoting a major paper ("Sonderabdruck") & deemed of sufficient interest that a translation was published in Nature Magazine. "Einstein's attempts to formulate a unified field theory [the theoretical framework to account for the fundamental forces of nature.] stemmed from his dissatisfaction with the general relativity theory, which did not adequately incorporate the electromagnetic field into the geometry of space-time". Einstein's first investigation of Weyl's ideas, published in the present paper which Weyl had begun working on in 1918. Weyl was investigating the possibility of constructing a unified field theory preserving the dimensionality of space-time while formally altering its geometry, making it a special case of the class known as affine geometries*. However Einstein later rejected Weyl's theory. "Weil No. 132*; Schilpp--Shields No. 171; Alicke No.113; Norman Library 698; Boni 141. *Affine Geometry is not concerned with the notions of circle, angle and distance. It's a known dictum that in Affine Geometry all triangles are the same. In this context, the word affine was first used by Euler (affinis). In modern parlance, Affine Geometry is a study of properties of geometric objects that remain invariant under affine transformations (mappings). Affine transformations preserve collinearity of points: if three points belong to the same straight line, their images under affine transformations also belong to the same line and, in addition, the middle point remains between the other two points." The early Offprints from "Sitzungsberichten." are called "Sonderabdruck" up to Weil No.165 (including this). From Weil 166 they are called "Sonderausgabe.". - Before 161 (up to 160) the Offprints do not have separate title and pagination (the pagination follows the numbering in the periodical). From 166 the Offprint has both separate printed title and pagination. - ( So Weil Nos 161-165 is still "Abdruck", but with separate title and pagination)." . First Thus.

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        French Engravings of the Eighteenth Century in the Collection of Joseph Widener, Lynnewood Hall. [Foreword by Edward Clayton]

      London: Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1923. (WIDENER, JOSEPH) Number 1 of 120 copies printed on unbleached Arnold paper. 4 vols., Folio (15-12 x11 inches). With many colour printed and then hand-colored plates. xii, 171, [1]; x, 172-331, [1]; xii, 333-486, [1]; viii, 497- 641, [1] pp. Bound in full red crushed morocco, richly gilt spines, t.e.g., rest uncut, blue moirE endpapers, by RiviËre & Son. Two hinges just starting, In original crimson cloth open-faced slipcases, numbered in gilt. Bookplate of Jayne Wrightsman and Joseph Widener . Widener's own copy of the catalogue of his collection of French engravings, beautifully bound by RiviËre. Widener's collection, which contained examples from such French rococo masters as Fragonard, Boucher, Greuze, Eisen, Boucher and Nattier, is now part of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH IN RARE DUST JACKET. Originally published in German in 1923, Bambi was first translated into English by the young Whittaker Chambers and became an immediate success in the English-speaking world. With foreword by John Galsworthy and delightful illustrations by Kurt Wiese. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with light, minor wear to spine extremities (with small half-inch closed tear to rear panel) and a few small ink spots on front panel. An excellent copy, rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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      New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper. Fine in light orange cloth with a perfect paper label. The dust jacket is bright and intact--with no chipping--but there is a small closed tear which has caused wrinkling on the lower front panel. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the half-title page and there is a small notation in pencil on the front blank: "autograph by Anderson for F.W.S." This copy was previously owned by Frederick W. Skiff (noted Portland rare book collector and author of ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA) and then became part of the Estelle Doheny Collection of American Literature. Both the Skiff and Doheny bookplates are present. Signed copies of Anderson's books in fine condition are becoming very difficult to find, especially in dustwrappers.

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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923.. First edition of the author's first Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Inscribed by the author, "But I have promises to keep Robert Frost For Herbert Kenney Breadloaf August 1956". One of Frost's most well-known works, one that includes "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.

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      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the corners and faint dampstaining to the very edge of the boards and endpapers. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. J. J. Lankes. Fourth Printing of this, 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 "For Roger Williams" and SIGNED by the poet on the title page with one of his most famous first lines, from "Mending Wall" from his collection NORTH OF BOSTON: "Something there is that doesn't love a wall.

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