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        SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST and QUEST EXPEDITION REPORT (Report on the Geological Collections made during the voyage of the Quest on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922 ).

      London: Cassell and Co Ltd.,1923.. SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept By Dr. A.H.Macklin: 1st Edition; xvi, 372pp, 51 plate leaves including coloured photographic frontipiece [138 photographs and 3 sketches in all], 12 sketch maps in text. Original light blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, cover lettered and ruled in black and gilt with a white, black and gold vignette of the Quest in ice. No dustjacket, Ink signature of A B Watkins, July 1923 on rear of front board, small booksellers label rear ep. Covers marked, bumped and faded, top and bottom of spine softened, slight foxing to some pages, all as expected for age of book. Overall Very Good. Together with "QUEST" EXPEDITION REPORT1st Edition; vi, [6],161pp, illustrated, 2 plate leaves, frontipiece plus 26 figures and maps in text. With a preface by C.Tate Regan, Director of the Natural History Section of the British Museum. Burgundy cloth cover, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt vignette on front cover. Very Good.

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        The Enchanted April

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page. 1923. First. First American edition. Contemporary light pencil owner's name on the front fly, fine in fine dustwrapper, and in a just about fine pictorial publisher's box. Filmed in 1935 by Harry Beaumont with Ann Harding and Frank Morgan, and again in 1992 by Mike Newell with Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Alfred Molina, Neville Phillips, and Jim Broadbent. Both Plowright and Richardson won Golden Globes. Very scarce in jacket, we've never seen another boxed copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Old Papermaking

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

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      4 pp. (mm. 179X110), datata 14 - XII - 1923, diretta al Prof. Giusto Zampieri, su carta intestata ?Deputazione Provinciale di Milano?, di 41 righe. ?Caro Prof. Zampieri - Scrivo a Lei - figura tanto eletta e caratteristica del nostro Conservatorio - nell?ora angosciosa. La morte del Maestro Gallignani col quale m?incontrai anche giorni fa e che mi voleva bene, mi ha profondamente colpito e rattristato. Egli si confidò meco spesso, versandomi quelle amarezze che gli uomini di sogni e di lavoro nutrono nel loro sangue e che, talvolta, sono magari anche delle ragioni di vita, maggiori. Accolga il mio commosso memore saluto e porti a tutta la famiglia valorosa del Conservatorio il mio saluto di condoglianze.? Ben conservata. "Paolo Buzzi, scrittore, esordì con poesie fra carducciane e dannunziane; ma, attratto dal movimento Futurista, ne divenne una delle espressioni più serie e significative".

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

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      Catalogus van de muziekwerken en de boeken over muziek. 1-2 + Register. s'Gravenhage, martinus Nijhoff, 1923-25. 4vo. X,+,(2),+ 399 pp,+ plates; VIII,+ 465 pp.+ plates; (4),+ 166 pp. Titles printed in red and black. Printed on large and fine paper. Worn publ. red half calf, top edges gilt. Three volumes. From the library of Musikmuseet, with its library stamp. The fine catalogue of the superb music collection of the banker Dr. D. F.Scheurleer (Verzameling Scheurleer), printed in 200 copies only

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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 elaborately 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.

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        Mutations of the Phoenix

      Hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, London, 1923. First Edition, 200 copies were printed. 51pp + iii publisher's advertisements. Cloth-backed marbled paper boards with remnants of paper spine label. Corners, spine tips and board edges rubbed. Some light browning to endpapers else an extremely crisp and bright copy internally. Eight poems. Most uncommon. According to J.H.Willis in 'Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers' this is one of the Woolf's most beautifully printed and bound books, so much so that Willis reproduced the board design for the dust wrapper of his own book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Cottonwood Gulch

      Doubleday Doran Garden City: Doubleday, Doran. 1923. First. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper (with art by Remington Schuyler) with a couple of tiny tears, and a modest crease on the rear panel. Very uncommon in jacket, this is an exceptional copy. .

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        Inom Baggemosa ägogränser. Bygdehistorier.

      Växjö, 1923. Originalupplaga. 22,5x15 cm. 126 s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. En kort reva i nedre framfals, samt några små skrynklor på båda omslag. S. 99-104 är lätt naggade i övre marginalen p. g. a. ovarsam uppskärning. Två korta revor i yttermarginalen på s. 107/108. Ett fåtal sprdda småfläckar. Ett bra exemplar av denna bok, sm är svår att hitta i bättre skick. Mobergs tredje bok. First edition. Original printed wrappers. A short tear at lower front folding, and a few small creases on the wrappers. Pp. 99-104 are a bit chipped in top margin, due to uncareful opening. Two short tears in outer margin of pp. 107/108. A few scattered small specks. An attractive copy of this work, which is very hard to find in a better state. Moberg's third book, which contains humorous stories with a rural setting, and includes elements of folklore

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        Poems by Hernia Whittlebot. With an appreciation by Noel Coward

      No publisher, no date [1923]. First Edition. 29pp. Card wrappers, tanned, lightly marked and a little chafed to corners. Staples rusting. Titles pasted to front wrapper, which also serves as the title page. Tipped-in is the mock errata slip (“In ‘A May Morning’ read ‘Colwyn Bay’ for ‘Plymouth Sound’”). Most leaves a little marked and fingered at margins, and with a lengthy yet superficial crease affecting all pages. A handled yet good copy of Coward’s very scarce pastiche of Edith Sitwell.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good.

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        L'Ange du morbide (Conte). [In: La Revue sans titre. Organe de Défense des Jeunes. Deuxième èdition].

      (Paris, 1923). Lex 8vo. Entire issue present, with the original printed wrappers. Some tears to spine and a bit of wear to extremities. A fagile publication. Ff. (6-7). [Entire issue: 8 ff.).. Sartre's extremely scarce first publication, in the also exceedingly scarce first number of the "La Revue sans titre", here in the second edition from the same year, which is of equal scarcity to the first. When Contat and Rybalka were making the bibliography of the writings of Sartre, they had great difficulty in finding the interesting rebellion publication "La Revue sans titre", which was - and is - not present in any French library. In fact, they finally borrowed a run of the magazine from M. Jean Gaulmier, professor of literature in Strasbourg, who possessed the only collection of the periodical that they could track down. The "L'Ange du morbid" had been reproduced in 1947 by Marc Beigbeder in his "L'Homme Sartre", but not quite in its entirety, and Contat and Rybalka thus printed the text again, for the second time since 1923, at the back of their Sartre-bibliography (1970) as the first part of the second appendix, which has the half-title "Textes retrouvés" (rediscovered texts). This interesting story which constitutes Sartre's first publication was published when he was merely 18 years old. In a strongly satirical tone Sartre tells the story of a mediocre professor's adventure with a young patient who has tuberculoses. The main character, the professor of a small provincial school, constitutes the pre-figuration of the highly unsympathetic character that occupies his following publications. The "Revue sans titre", of which we here have number one in its entirety, is also in itself interesting. The director of the publication is Charle Fraval, and the editorial secretary is Roger Letac. The publication claims to be "in defense of the Young", and on the front wrapper it states "Those who suffer from the mercantilism of literature, those whose talent is suppressed by the literary magnates, in short all the Young, have reason to read "REVUE SANS TITRE", the only organ in defense of the Young" (own translation, original: "Ceux qui souffrent du mercantilisme de la literature, ceux don't le talent est étouffé par les magnats des letters, tous les jeunes en un mot, ont intérêt à lire la "Revue sans titre" seul organe de defense des Jeunes."

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        Money Credit and Commerce

      London: Macmillian and Co Ltd, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. 8vo., 369 pages. Rare dust jacket repaired (10% loss to spine area). Small closed tear and wear to head of spine. Dust jacket spine darkened. Minor browning to end pages.

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        The Mystery Rivers of Tibet

      Philadelphia : LIPPINCOTT , 1923 . First US Edition . VG . 8VO . Kingdon Ward, often spelled Kingdon-Ward, was a British botanist, explorer and sometime spy who made major contributions to the botany of Southern Asia including Tibet, China Burma and Assam. This work is the history of one of his earliest expeditions - to Tibet in 1913. Illustrated with interesting black and white photos, 4 maps including one folding at rear. Bound in orange cloth with fierce Tibetan design on front board. Overall light wear, small tear at top of spine, some staining on the bottom edge, foldout has tear along fold near the gutter not affecting the map itself which is in excellent condtion.

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        Bibliographie der freimaurerischen Litteratur.

      Herausgegeben im Auftrage des Vereins deutscher Freimaurer. 2. unveränderte Auflage. I-III. Leipzig, 1923. IX,(1),990 + XVI,1041 + (2),536 s. + BEYER, BERNHARD. Bibliographie der freimaurerischen Litteratur. Erster Ergänzungsband. Im Auftrage des Vereins deutscher Freimaurer und des geschichtlichen Engbundes des bayreuther Freimaurer-Museums. Leipzig, 1926. XV,(1),598 s. Fyra blekta oklbd. Röda övre snitt. Bandet på del 1 lätt solkigt. Ngt svaga inre falsar på två band

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        British Antarctic "Terra Nova" Expedition, 1910-1913. Report on the Maps and Surveys.

      London: Harrison and Sons Ltd., for The Committee of the Captain Scott Antarctic Fund., 1923.. 1st Edition; viii, 94pp, 2 plates, 21 figures in text, 15 folding maps in slip case in rear. All complete. Red cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. Covers sunned with mark to front cover, corners bumped. Very Good.

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        Love's Labour's Lost. PAUL SCOFIELD'S THEATRE COPY; STRATFORD 1946

      University Press, Cambridge, 1923. 8vo., First Edition thus, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure (original tissue guard present) and title in red and black; original limp brown cloth, upper cover blocked in blind, backstrip lettered in gilt, covers very lightly creased else a very good, bright, clean copy, now housed in custom-made solander case.THIS IS PAUL SCOFIELD'S PERSONAL COPY, USED BY HIM IN PLAYING THE ROLE OF DON ADRIANO DE ARMADO IN PETER BROOK'S PRODUCTION AT THE SHKEAPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE STRATFORD IN 1946. IT IS SIGNED AND DATED BY SCOFIELD ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER AND BEARS NUMEROUS STAGE DIRECTIONS AND ANNOTATIONS IN HIS HAND.Peter Brook's production of Love's Labour's Lost was premiered in the 1946 Stratford Festival where it began its run on 26 April. Starring Hugh Griffith and David King-Wood, the cast included 24 year-old Scofield in the role of Don Adriano de Armado (the 'fantastical Spaniard') and Donald Sinden as Dumain. The cast also included Scofield's wife Joy Parker.ARMADO'S SCENES (MOST NOTABLY ACT I SCENE 2, ACT III SCENE 1 AND ACT V SCENE 2) ARE ANNOTATED WITH THE RELEVANT STAGE DIRECTIONS IN SCOFIELD'S HAND.Paul Scofield (1922-2008) was one of the most famous classical actors of his generation. Noted for his striking presence and distinctive delivery, he was often compared to Laurence Olivier. In a career spanning over six decades, he is probably best remembered for his Oscar-winning portrayal of Sir Thomas More in Fred Zinneman's 1966 film of Robert Bolt's play 'A Man for All Seasons'. Scofield later repeated this role on Broadway, where he won a Tony award - one of only eight actors to win both the Tony and the Oscar awards for the same role on stage and film. In 2004 a poll of actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson, Antony Sher and Corin Redgrave, acclaimed Scofield's Lear as the greatest Shakespearean performance ever. Scofield declined a knighthood no fewer than three times, but was appointed CBE in 1956 and CH in 2001.A SPLENDID AND IMPORTANT PIECE OF THEATRE HISTORY, AND A NOTABLY PERSONAL ITEM OF MEMORABILIA FROM THE EARLY CAREER OF ONE OF THE GREATEST SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

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        Signed Photograph of Edison holding a Record with the staff of the Edison Disc Plant

      Photograph of Thomas A. Edison balancing a wax record on his knee, surrounded by the staff of the Edison Disc Plant Building 22 at Orange, New Jersey. Dated in pencil on the verso in 1923. Image size is 7" x 9", mounted on a contemporary matte which measures 12" x 14". The photograph is fine, the matte is a little age-toned, and the corners are a little rounded. Boldly Signed by Edison on the matte beneath the photo with his classic signature with overarching paraph. On the verso of the photo is a neat, contemporary list of each of the men in the photograph. This was the property of Jeffrey Buchanan, Chief Engineer of the Disc Plant, and who is seated to Edison's right. An attractive signed photograph of the inventor of the disc, with his invention. .

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        ICH UND DU

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

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923 Fitzgerald. THE VEGETABLE or FROM PRESIDENT TO POSTMAN. Signed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1923. First edition, First Printing of Fitzgerald’s satirical play written at the height of his popularity and published just before The Great Gatsby in a smallish run of only 7650 copies compared to the 20,870 copies for Gatsby or 20,600 for The Beautiful and Damned. 8vo., 145 pp. + 2 pages of advertisements, "Published April, 1923". Very neatly and authentically signed by Fitzgerald in full in blue fountain pen on the front free endpaper. An excellent example. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to cover blindstamped, fore-edges of the leaves are untrimmed. A very near fine or better copy lacking the original dustwrapper but with a fine facsimile supplied for display. From the library of an avid collector and lover of all things Broadway, this book was kept quietly for years amongst the many memorabilia of a life of good taste & connoisseurship. Bruccoli [A10]. [30431] $8750.00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        LA MORT D'HIPPOLYTE. Inscribed / avec envoi

      Paris: NRF, 1923 Lacretelle, Jacques de. [Marie Laurencin]. LA MORT D'HIPPOLYTE. Inscribed / avec envoi. Paris: NRF, 1923. Modern gilt-stamped red chevre, raised bands, suede quards, Montsé Buxò marbled papers for flyleaves, inlaid darker red stars. Matching custom rounded slipcase. Exemplaire No H. C. [1 of 35 copies] Original covers bound-in. Original title piece preserved & laid down. Signed by Marie Laurencin's under the title. Presentation copy / avec un envoi de Lacretelle / inscribed by the author: "à _____ / Amicale et sincère hommage, Jacques de Lacretelle". Edward Wasserman's copy with his famous Marie Laurencin bookplate [the only known ex-libris she ever designed] / Exemplaire enrichi exceptionnellement de l'ex-libris d'Edward Wasserman gravé par Marie Laurencin en 1932 à partir du quatrième état de l'une de ses eaux-fortes (seul ex-libris connu réalisé par l'artiste) preserved from the original covers & pasted to the front pastedown. Portrait de l’auteur en frontispice par Marie Laurencin. "Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage mille trente-cinq exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande (dont trente-cinq hors commerce, numérotés de I à XXXV, et mille numérotés de 1 à 1000), et vingt-cinq exemplaires sur japon impérial, marqués de A à Z, accompagnés d'une épreuve à grandes marges, sur apon à la forme, numérotés, signée par l'artiste." An exceptional example. . Signed by Author(s). First Edition.. Illus. by Marie Laurencin.

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        Jesus of the Emerald

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1923. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. Two small cracks in spine, hardly visible. Tissue guard protecting the image of Jesus is creased, small spot on the tissue guard and the facing (title) page. . Long poem with an Afterword by Stratton-Porter concerning the ancient Christian legend of Lentulus, an envoy of Tiberius Caesar, who was sent by Caesar to report on what he could learn about Jesus. Upon hearing of the beauty of Jesus, Caesar called a master craftsman to carve the true likeness of Jesus on a large emerald. Bound in paper vellum boards decorated with the spectacular carved emerald and the chain to which it is attached. A lovely, nearly perfect copy. The noted defects are quite minor. Does not include box or glassine wrapper. Scarce, especially in this condition. Near Fine, gift quality. Stated first edition, this is the true first edition, preceding the English edition of the same date [MacLean, p. 38]. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. [43] pages .

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        Geronimo de Aguilar. XXIV. Avalun-Druck.

      (Wien, Hellerau), Avalun, (1923). Bound uncut in original full green morocco, raised bands and title-label with gilt lettering. Spine gilt. Inner gilt borders. (Handband Enders Leipzig). Spine a bit faded. 75, (2) pp. With 13 orig. etchings by Fritz Heubner, of which 10 are full page plates, 3 in the text 1/2-page. The 10 plates all signed by the artist. At colophon signed by Jakob Wassermann and Heubner. Nr. 147 of 250 copies (etchings signed by artist, full orig. morocco). A total of 450 copies

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        THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY. Four Lectures Delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921. SIGNED

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1923 Translated by Edwin Plimpton Adams. First American Edition, printed in the UK. [First published, London: 1922. Sm. 8vo., [viii]+123+[1] pp. Publisher's gilt-lettered blue cloth. With Four Diagrams & Index. A near fine copy [short tear professionally & invisibly mended at the front hinge] Signed in full "Albert Einstein. 1933." in black ink on the title page. The rare dustwrapper present - a very good copy archivally lined with otherwise minimal restoration. Signed copies of RELATIVITY & THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY are Rarely seen. The original dustwrapper is rarely seen. In a fine custom blue cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side. Weil 124a. Signed copies of RELATIVITY & MEANING OF RELATIVITY are Rarely seen. The original Dustwrapper is rarely seen.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Long Journey: The Cimbrians [Signed] [Den lange rejse: Norne-Gæst og Cimbrernes Tog; Underskrevet ]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. A Near Fine copy of the first American edition, first printing (a push/mark to near the front joint on the spine edge, small, minor discoloration to upper left corner of front board -- otherwise Fine with the topstain quite fresh and slight rubbing to the bottom of the spine tail and to the bottoms of the front corners), in an about Very Good copy of the uncommon dust jacket (chipping to the spine head -- with a trace of loss to the "THE" in the title -- and to each corner and to the top of the rear flap, slight rubs, tiny edge tears, some color leak through to the interior of the front panel, and modest soil to the rear panel, some tape repairs to the interior), SIGNED BY JOHANNES V. JENSEN on the half title; Parts 3 and 4 of Jensen's Long Journey cycle originally consisting of 6 novels in Danish that then were published in English in 3 Volumes, with 2 Parts per Volume. (The book offered here is the second of the three volumes. Each Volume can be read independently. The "Cimbrians" were a Germanic or Celtic people, thought to have originated in Jutland --a/k/a "Cimbria" and thus-called throughout antiquity -- the peninsula which juts out in Northern Europe toward the rest of Scandinavia and which is comprised of mainland Denmark and a portion of Germany.) In the novels, Jensen develops his theory of evolution and covers the period from the Ice Age to Christopher Columbus. Considered by many to be the first great Danish author of the 20th Century, Johannes V. Jensen won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Literature for "the rare strength and fertility of his poetic imagination with which is combined an intellectual curiosity of wide scope and a bold, freshly creative style". (Jensen holds a Nominations record, being nominated 18 times before finally being awarded the Prize in 1944.) Considered his main work in prose, "The Long Journey" was Jensen's primary attempt to correct Germany's "misinterpretation and distortion of Darwinism" that led to its concept of Übermensch (i.e. "super man") and its disastrous consequences. In his work, Jensen believed that he had "...arrived at a new interpretation of the theory of evolution and its moral implications." Copies of this work in English translation are relatively uncommon. Signed copies of any of Jensen's works in any language are scarce, and signed copies in English translation are absolute hen's teeth. A Fine copy in a Very Good example of the uncommon dust jacket, SIGNED BY JOHANNES V. JENSEN. RARE. &

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        Reigen. Zehn Dialoge

      (Bln. u. Wien, B. Harz 1923).. 4°. 126 (1) S. OLdr. m. Goldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Kl. Bereibungen am Vorderdeckel. Hayn-Got. IX, 534; Allen C13.6 - Eines von 1000 num. Expl., vom Verf. eh. signiert. Als hundertstes Tausend dieses Buches unter typographischer Leitung von Lazarus Goldschmidt im Sommer 1923 in der Offizin von W. Drugulin in Leipzig hergestellt.

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        Hunger in der Ukraine. Übersetzung aus dem Ukrainischen. Mit 46 Bildern und Diagrammen.

      Verlag "Ukrainske Slowo", Berlin 1923. 8vo. 260 pages. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Publisher's red wrappers with wood-cut cover illustration. Small stain at top-end of front cover affecting the first 15 pages. Small tear in lower edge of front wrapper.. Inscribed on subtitle-page: "Herrn Andersen zur Erinnerung an Olexa Jevtuchiv, Svaneke, 28 IX 24. Dieses Buch stellt die Beschreibung der Kommunistischen Methoden i Ukraine dar". ** Very scarce. Strong evidence of the atrocities commited by the Bolsjevik Government against the rural population of Ukraine

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight foxing to the endpapers. A Fine, bright copy in a Very Good, unrestored example of the uncommon dustwrapper that has a light stain at the bottom portion of the spine and an inch-deep chip at the top of the front cover obliterating most of the "T" in the word "The" . Fitzgerald's last book published before his masterpiece THE GREAT GATSBY which had a print run of 20,870 copies while this book had only 7,650 published. As with the better known GATSBY, this title, Fitzgerald's only published full-length play, also explores the American Dream but here with more comic intent and more pathetic results. The main character, Jerry Frost, strives to be President of the United States, if he is unable to make it as a postman. The quotation Fitzgerald places on the center of the title page sums it up: "Any man who doesn't want to get on in the world, to make a million dollars, and maybe even park his toothbrush in the White House, hasn't got as much to him as a good dog has -- he's nothing more or less than a vegetable." Bruccoli A 10.I.a

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sculpture An Essay on Stone-cutting with a preface about God

      Ditchling: Douglas Pepler, (1923). Hardcover. Orig. beige linen cloth lettered in black, a trifle soiled. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Gill, Eric. 41pages. 17 x 13 cm. The first edition entitled simply, "Sculpture An Essay," published 1918, no. 21 of St. Dominic's Press publications. This edition in book form with considerable additions and alterations, a Preface and three wood engravings by Gill. GILL 10. "This book comprises two esays previously published separately." TAYLOR & SEWELL A112. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper, very bright and clean, Gill front cover illustration replicates that of the title page.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice. Printed from the Folio of 1623

      London: Ernest Benn Ltd, 1923. Small folio. xxxviii, 97 pages. Preface by Harley Granville-Barker. Illustrated in colour and b/w by Thomas Lowinsky. Limited edition of 100 copies, this being No. 22 and signed by Harley Granville-Barker, Thomas Lowinsky and Albert Rutherston (art editor of The Players' Shakespeare series, of which this is one volume). Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-Upon-Avon, on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper. Gilt decorated vellum boards with gilt titling on the spine. The vellum is heavily rubbed at head and tail of the spine and along parts of the board edges. The binding is by Zaehnsdorf. The words "Melbourne, 1960" written in ink on the front pastedown. Rare.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        Original drawing,"The Three Foxes" [from When We Were Very Young]

      [1923]. Sheet size: 37.9 x 26.6 cm. Pen and ink on drawing board. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame with UV glass. Signed in pen lower right by Shepard. Return name and address to verso in Shepard's hand together with the publisher's stamp "Copyright reserved by Methuen & Co. Ltd". Original illustration as used in Punch magazine to frame A. A. Milne's verse, "The Three Foxes", and then used as four individual images to illustrate the same verse in When We Were Very Young.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nuits Florentines

      Paris: J. Schiffrin et Cie, 1923. Limited Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Original illustrated wraps, in glassine jacket, plus an additional suite of plates; slipcased. From a limited edition of 15 copies "sur Japon Imperial, contenant une suite d'illustrations en couleurs et une en noire." Glassine lightly chipped at spine tips and top edge of front coverl bottom corner very gently rubbed; otherwise book is fine. Plates are likewise fine, bright and clean, suitable for display. In dusty, lightly worn slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        Neben der Heerstrasse. With woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER

      Zurich, 1923, first edition, 8 x 5.75 in., 434 pages in German. Illustrated with 26 original woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (22 in the book + 1 on front cover + 3 on the dust jacket). Board covers with very minor imperfections, internally clean. In the publisher's dust jacket with original color woodcuts on spine and both panels; the latter with expertly repaired tiny corner chips; the colors are still bright and crisp; overall a very good copy with the extremely rare complete dust jacket (this book without the dj is often misdescribed as having 24 woodcuts where in fact there are only 22; with most value of this item derived from the very handsome dust jacket). References: Dube 808-831; Lang 174; Jentsch ”Expressionismus” 143.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        SALOME. Drame en un acte. Dessins de Alastair

      Les Editions G. Cres & Co. Paris. 1923. French text. Reprint of the original Alastair illustrated version which was published as a limited edition in 1922. Small 4to. (7.6 x 5.8 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 9 colour plates by Alastair. Finely bound, by Bumpus, in contemporary half plum calf. Spine with 5 raised bands. Compartments double ruled, fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Salmon pink cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Light spotting to the blank endpapers otherwise a lovely bright copy in a fine early twentieth century leather binding. This edition contains a bibliography of the various editions of Salome published prior to this one.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Sketchbook of original pencil and ink drawings and sketches, signed on front pastedown in the artist's typical block letters "William M. Timlin 1923"; includes several drawings for "The Building of the Fairy City", the artist's unpublished book

      n.p., 1923-40. 10 x 8 inches. . Original maroon paper boards, worn. Blue half morocco slipcase and chemise . The sketchbook contains a total of 32 leaves containing one of more pencil or ink sketches, plus eight leaves of drawings laid in. Several deal with "The Building of the Fairy City", most notably two ink sketches of "The Monument" and an elaborate canopied entrance, plus pencil sketches of "The Goldsmith's Quarter". In addition there are numerous architectural drawings, some captioned, portraits, sketches for etchings, landscapes, ships, other subjects, the final one being a design for "Governor General's National War Fund Big Night of Variety" of 1940. William M[itcheson] Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which has become a fantasy classic

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La Fille aux Yeux D'Or. Edition ornée de Bois gravés par Sylvain Sauvage.

      Paris, G. Crés & Cie, 1923. Indbundet i smukt helldrbd., brunt og i hvilket der i svag indfarvning er blomstermotiver. Ryggen stregforgyldt. (August Sandgren).. Ifølge en tilskrift på fribladets inderside er bindet udført af August Sandgren, men det er usigneret. Kvaliteten stemmer med Sandgren, dog ikke med fladstrøgne kapitæler, som S. anvendte i sin senere periode

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The Designs of Leon BAKST for the Sleeping Princess

      Lon: Benn Brothers Ltd. 1923, 1/1000 copies. A Ballet in Five Acts after Perrault, Music by Tchaikovsky. first edition. Folio. Vellum-backed cloth. Top edge gilt. 54 mounted color plates with printed tissue guards, and two other mounted decorations, by Léon Bakst. Full-page portrait of Bakst after a drawing by Pablo Picasso. Preface by André Levinson. These costume and set designs were executed for the 1921 revival of the ballet in London. Endpapers slightly spotted; covers lightly soiled; spine darkened and rubbed; extremities slightly bumped. Overall a very good collectible copy.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Analysis of the Hunting Field, The

      1923. The Hunt Ends Here For A Fine Inlaid Binding[BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, Binders]. ALKEN, Henry (illustrator). SURTEES, R.S. The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6. A New Edition With the Original Illustrations by H. Alken. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1923. A new edition. Tall octavo (9 1/2 x 6 in; 243 x 154 mm). xi, [1], 244 pp. Six full-color plates, including frontispiece and extra-illustrated title page, forty-three black and white text woodcuts. Bound c. 1965 by Chris Lewis for Bayntun-Riviere in full crushed crimson levant morocco with pictorially inlaid central panel framed by gilt fillets, long ovals, and corner-pieces. Raised bands with gilt ornament, gilt-ruled compartments with gilt ornaments. Gilt rolled edges. Gilt-ruled turn-ins, Cockerel end-papers. All edges gilt.A new edition, a reprint of the 1846 first edition, here exceptionally bound by Chris Lewis, c. 1962, for Bayntun-Riviere, in an inlaid pictorial binding depicting a hunting scene with dogs, riders and their steeds in shades of green, brown, tan, red and ivory morocco with foliate blindstamping and black outlines and highlights.The great finisher Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay and gilt work, integrating innovative highlights with paint into his pictorial inlays. He returned to Bayntun during the 1990s.Cf. Siltzer p. 73 (1846).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        IL PORTO SEPOLTO. Poesie. Presentate da Benito Mussolini. Con fregi di Francesco Gamba.

      In-4 gr., p. pergam. coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello, tagli sup. dorati, conserv. il piatto anteriore della bella sovracoperta orig. con bordura silografica (il piatto poster. a noi mancante è bianco), pp. 133,(15), frontespizio in elaborata cornice, con 5 belle composizioni a p. pagina e 15 grandi fregi nel t., tutte pregevoli xilografie di Francesco Gamba. "Seconda edizione" (la I e? del 1916). Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi (ediz. 2007), pp. 934-935: ?Comprende 30 poesie tratte (con varianti) dal volume omonimo; 26, con varianti, da "Allegria di Naufragi"; 1 apparsa in ?La Ronda? (1921) e 7 inedite. Non rarissimo, ma molto ricercato?. Bella ediz. in tirat. limit. di 500 esempl. numer., su carta a mano Magnani di Pescia. Il ns., 184, è ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Die polnischen Bauern 4 Bande [Unterzeichnet Band 1] [Chlopi or The Peasants or The Polish Farmers, 4 Volumes, Volume 1 Signed]

      Jena: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1923. First German Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition in German, in the Publisher's original decorated cloth, Volume 1 SIGNED, DATED, and PLACED BY WLADYSLAW STANISLAW REYMONT. In this, his monumental and most important work, Reymont beautifully portrayed Polish village life against the backdrop of the Polish countryside, detailing its traditions, customs, and folklore. "[F]or his great national epic, The Peasants", Reymont won the 1924 Nobel Prize in Literature (over Thomas Mann, Maxim Gorky, and Thomas Hardy) . As Reymont was ill at the time the Prize would have been presented, his Prize was sent to him in France, where he was being treated. In lieu of a Presentation Speech, Per Hallström prepared an essay in which he stated, in part: "To sum up, this epic novel is characterized by an art so grand, so sure, so powerful, that we may predict a lasting value and rank for it, not only within Polish literature but also within the whole of that branch of imaginative writing which has here been given a distinctive and monumental shape." Volume 1 (Band 1) of this set has been signed (unterzeichnet) by Reymont on the front free endpaper as follows: "4.i.24 / Reymont / 52 Rue de Seine". The Hotel de Seine was Reymont's favorite place to stay in Paris and remains there to this day. We presume that he stayed there in 1924 at or near the time of his illness. Signed copies of any of Reymont's works in any language are extraordinarily scarce. A Very Good copy of Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont's most important work and the work for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, SIGNED, DATED, and PLACED BY WLADYSLAW STANISLAW REYMONT IN VOLUME 1. RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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      London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1923. First Edition. Vellum Binding. Folio. Backed in vellum with paper over boards; illustrated title blocked in gold on the spine; all 48 illustrations and 48 calligraphic plates are present and in Very Good condition; a few of the backing pages have closed tears at the top or bottom of the page near the inner margin; title page backing leaf had some creasing to the top corner; very light bit of silverfishing to the top corner of the front free endpaper; moderate rubbing to the spine and less so to the boards; all in all this is a nice copy of a book that is quite scarce and typically found in rough condition; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Ship That Sailed to Mars. A Fantasy

      London: George G. Harrap Company Limited, [1923]., 1923. First Edition. Quarto. 48 mounted pages of text and 48 mounted colour plates on grey board. Publisher's grey boards with title in black top upper, gilt decorated vellum spine. Plates and text pasted on to grey mounts. Boards rubbed to extremities, corners frayed, head and foot of spine bumped; f.f.e.p. replaced. Spine bright. Shows extremely well. Contents clean and fine. A beautifully conceived fairy tale and the author's only fully realised work.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Published by George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., 1923. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Timlin, William M.. Nearly fine condition. One of the classic works of fantasy and the author's solitary children's book. Only 2000 copies printed of which 600 were used for the American edition. Large format. Vellum spine with gilt titles and decoration. Grey paperboards. 48 magical colour plates. Both calligraphic text and plates are mounted on grey art paper making this a truly unusual item. Spine very slightly bumped and faintly discoloured at top and bottom edges. Boards beautifully clean. Two pages with closed tears, one page tear with loss. Small pen mark to margin page 6. Foxspots to first few text pages. A few faint margin marks affecting art paper only. A couple of corners lightly creased again affecting art paper only. Colour plates in fine condition. A superb copy of this rare and desirable item. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1923]. A Fantasy. Quarto. Original quarter japon, grey paper covered boards, titles and decoration to spine gilt, title to front board in dark grey. 48 mounted colour plates, and 48 mounted pages of text. Spine slightly soiled, light marginal browning, ownership inscription to front pastedown, a very good 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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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars Timlin w Original DUST JACKET

      This book is in good condition. The binding is tight and there are no rips, tears, or loose pages. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. The book has its original gray boards with vellum spine. There is some light wear to the the top and bottom of the spine. There is a light stain mark along the very top and bottom edges, though no text or illustrations are affected. This book contains all 48 of Timlin's original tipped in color plates. They are all in excellent condition. The book comes with it's very rare original Dust jacket. The jacket has some wear around its edges and some fading to the spine, but it is completely intact. This is the First Edition printed by Frederick A. Stokes in 1923. A rare find in any condition.

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        Ilias and Odusseia (The Iliad and The Odyssey)

      (Munich): Bremer Presse, (1923-1924). Two folio volumes. 486; 372pp. One of 615 copies printed in Greek with titles by Anna Simons. These beautiful volumes are printed on Zanders handmade paper in a 16-point Greek type designed for the Press. Colin Franklin describes these books as “magnificent examples of controlled printing.” An extremely fine, bright set in original blue boards with paper lettering piece on spine. In heavy parchment dust wrappers, which appear to be contemporary. Discreet booklabel to pastedowns.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY. Four Lectures Delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921. SIGNED

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1923 Translated by Edwin Plimpton Adams. First American Edition, printed in the UK. [First published, London: 1922. Sm. 8vo., [viii]+123+[1] pp. Publisher's gilt-lettered blue cloth. With Four Diagrams & Index. A near fine copy [short tear professionally & invisibly mended at the front hinge] Signed in full "Albert Einstein. 1933." in black ink on the title page. The rare dustwrapper present - a very good copy archivally lined with otherwise minimal restoration. Signed copies of RELATIVITY & THE MEANING OF RELATIVITY are Rarely seen. The original dustwrapper is rarely seen. In a fine custom blue cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side. Weil 124a. Signed copies of RELATIVITY & MEANING OF RELATIVITY are Rarely seen. The original Dustwrapper is rarely seen.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      n.p., ca. 1923. Published by Harper & Brothers in their edition of 1923. Image size 21 x 15 inches. Fine Condition . A fine dramatic depiction of the moment when, with Huck holding the candle, the King and the Duke examine the sack of gold coins they plan to swindle from Peter Wilks's rightful heirs. Worth Brehm was exceptionally skillful in his rendering of reflected light, and the use of it in this picture is remarkable. As with virtually all of the artist's illustrations, the greatly reduced published version pales in power and significance with the original drawing, which has an intensity the printed image cannot approach. A SUPERB ILLUSTRATION TO TWAIN'S MASTERPIECE

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Enchanted April

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page. 1923. First. First American edition. Contemporary light pencil owner's name on the front fly, fine in fine dustwrapper, and in a just about fine pictorial publisher's box. Filmed in 1935 by Harry Beaumont with Ann Harding and Frank Morgan, and again in 1992 by Mike Newell with Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Alfred Molina, Neville Phillips, and Jim Broadbent. Both Plowright and Richardson won Golden Globes. Very scarce in jacket, we've never seen another boxed copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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