The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1923


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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Regeneration promotional brochure or pressbook

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

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Son at the Front

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Abeille *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Murder on the Links.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Murder on the Links

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

      [Bookseller: Simmons & Simmons Fine Books LLC]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Catalogue of Very Important Manuscripts

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Nickolas Murray Portrait of Patsy Ruth Miller

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

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Shadows on the Rock

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

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Shadow Line. A Confession

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Articles of Association of Russian Voluntary Fleet Dobrolet

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

      [Bookseller: Anderson's Books and Prints]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Men Like Gods

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Les Petites Filles

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Curse at the Door--Original Dustjacket Art

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

      [Bookseller: JF Ptak Science Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Secret Agent

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

      [Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Science of Being

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

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Secondary Radiations Produced by X-Rays

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Modern Chess in Championship Play

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      [Paris: Contact Editions, 1923].. Small octavo. Printed wrappers. Minuscule mended tear at toe of spine, else fine. First edition of the second of the Contact Editions, though as yet not bearing a formal imprint. This is a sympathetic period presentation copy, inscribed by McAlmon to Duchamp/Stein/Picabia associate, Pierre de Massot. "Pierre de Massot [was] a fairly good poet and a roaring Communist (the only political faith the Surrealists approved of). He was also passionately pro- American on all international questions and for his breakfast each morning drank a bottle of Coca-Cola instead of a cup of café au lait, which he despised as being old-fashioned and chauvinist" - J. Flanner.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Secret Agent. A Drama in Three Acts

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Library of Southern Literature: 17-volume Set

      Atlanta: Martin & Hoyt, 1923-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 17 volume set in very good condition. Pages are clean and without markings. Owner's name on fly-leaf of each volume.Gray cloth bindings. Some dampstain on gilt of several top edges. This is the complete 17-volume set of The Library of Southern Literature. A landmark in the study of literature of the U.S. South, volumes 1-14 contain unique essays on the major Southern authors from the colonial era to the early 20 literary figures include those devoted to John James Audubon, James Branch Cabell, Kate Chopin, David Crockett, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, to name a few. The essays were commissioned by the Library's Editors-in-Chief Edwin Anderson Alderman of the University of Virginia and Joel Chandler Harris (who is also profiled in one of the volumes). Volumes 15-17 are of particular interest. Volume 15, titled Biographical Dictionary of Authors, includes information on many literary figures and academics who were not discussed in the longer sections of the Library. Volume 16 focuses primarily on the major Southern Universities, and includes photographs of each campus. This volume also includes a sample ofreading courses, charts, and a bibliography. Volume 17, published in 1923, is entitled Miscellanea, and it includes poems, letters andother writings.

      [Bookseller: LomaxDirect]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

      This Bound volume contains Liberal Leaflet No. 1923 entitled "Tory M.P.s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme." The pamphlet is 4 pages in length and contains two excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons Speech of 24 February 1903 - the last of his famous six oratorical assaults on Brodrick's plan to expand the Army. In 1903 Winston Churchill was a brash new member of Parliament. The Secretary of State for War, John Brodrick, had introduced a plan for expanding the peacetime Army. Brodrick was a fellow Conservative and Cabinet member. Churchill had been an Army officer and had partaken in four wars on three continents before election to Parliament in 1900. Nonetheless, Churchill vehemently assaulted Brodrick's plan. Fascinatingly, this was the same fight upon which Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had gambled and lost his own political career in 1886. Unlike that of his father, Churchill's opposition ultimately prevailed, with Churchill making six major speeches on the subject in two years. Published here are two separate excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons speech of 24 February 1903, the last of these six speeches. The full text of the address was subsequently collected in Winston S. Churchill His Complete Speeches under the title "Army Organization" in Volume I, pp. 164-175 (the Churchill excerpts appearing on pp. 167 and 173). The only other publication is in Mr. Brodrick's Army, under the title "Promise and Performance" with an erroneous date of 23 February. Of great interest, these are the only three known published appearances of this speech and the extract that appears here differs significantly in phraseology among all three publications. The fact that these speech excerpts - by a Conservative M.P. attacking the plan of a Conservative Cabinet member - are published by the Publications Department of the Liberal Party presages the momentous impending change in Churchill's political alignment. In 1904 Churchill would leave the Conservative Party of his father to join the Liberals. He would not return to the Tories until 1924. The bound volume offered here is itself is a fascinating piece of history, containing a total of 20 pamphlets and 62 leaflets, many of which are unlikely to now be found anywhere else given their fragility and ephemeral nature. The volume is bound in a dark brown quarter cloth spine over heavy gray-blue cardboard covers. The book measure s 8 .25 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide by 1.75 inches thick. It contains a table of contents indexing by subject the numerous bound pamphlets and leaflets, as well as an Index of Subjects. Condition is very good. The brown cloth spine retains bright gilt and shows just minor wear to extremities. The boards show light soiling and wear at the corners and edges. The contents are truly excellent - clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The pamphlet bearing Churchill's speech excerpts is pristine with no wear or flaws. Additional images available upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D1/1, unknown to Woods.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Las luchas fratricidas de España (13 Volúmenes) (Obra completa)

      Calpe, Madrid - Media piel de la época, nervios y tejuelos. Fechas de publicación 1923-1942. Obra completa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Azorín]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Story of the Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route, from 1887 to 1922 Volumes I-V (complete with the very scarce 5th volume)

      Pioneer Publishing 1923 - 1926. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Five Volumes, complete with all coloured and b&w plates and the very scarce 5th volume (published later in 1926). Index volume with 12 folding maps in rear pocket. Original black half morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, slightly rubbed else all in exceptional condition, especially the maps which are superb.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The "Genius".

      Boni and Liverlight, New York 1923. 736 pages. Orig. red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and gilt frame on the front cover. Near fine-, with a slightly faded spine and bumped corners.. Signed by the author on the flyleaf: 'Theodore Dreiser / Copenhagen / Aug 3 - 1926'

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
 31.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


      London: William Heinemann, Ltd.,, 1923. Original pink and black patterned boards, red title label to spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers slightly spotted. An excellent copy in the faintly spotted dust jacket with a few closed tears. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Feather Bed

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Astonishing Adventure of Jane Smith

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

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Forgeries of the Centavo Issue of the Paquete Stamps of La Guaira. 1864 - 1869.

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

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
 35.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        Building Plans and Elevations for a Garage & Office Building for The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., on San Fernando St. and Gillespie St., San Jose

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Story of Yaddo

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

      [Bookseller: Old Saratoga Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Rover

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

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Exile and other poems

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Waste Land

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        One Hundred Years' History of the Chinese in Singapore being a Chronological Record of the Contribution by the Chinese Community to the Development, Progress and Prosperity of Singapore; of Events and Incidents . . .

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

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Travels in Arabia Deserta. In two volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        L'homme a la clef d'or

      Desclée de brouwer, 1923. in8 Broché jaquette

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Black 5 Books]
 44.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        Bakst: The Story Of The Artists Life

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Voice From Mars

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 47.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 48.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.