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        The Principle of Relativity A Collection of Original Memoirs on the Special and General Relativity

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition. 216 pp. Blue cloth with spine label. Near Fine in Fair original dust jacket. Book itself in unusually nice shape. Bookplate on paste down. Faint stain to spine label, light foxing to cloth. Dust jacket price intact (on spine, $4.00); rubbing; spine panel missing a number of chips, dampstained; masking tape on verso as well as a bit of archival mending tissue; chips missing along edges, especially at top edge. Scarce in jacket nonetheless.An influential collection of papers on relativity with many contributions from Einstein as well as three other leading physicists and mathematicians of the early 20th Century. Includes notes by A. Sommerfeld.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Art of the Chinese Potter, From the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming, Illustrated in a Series of 192 Examples

      London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1923. First Edition . Original Cloth, Gilt. Very Good. 11 1/4" Tall. B/W and Color Plates Throughout. 21 Pp + 152 Plates, Each With Text On Tissue Guards. #169 Of 1500 Copies. Slight Wear, Spine Gilt Brilliant, Hinges Tight, No Names Or Marks, Small Areas Of Minor Discoloring Neatly And Professionally Refreshed On Front Cover, Also Minor Professional Repairs To Lower Tip Of Rear Cover.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The World Crisis:

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1923–31. 1911–1914; 1915; 1916–1918; The Aftermath; The Unknown War: The Eastern Front. 5 volumes in 6, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles gilt to spines, raised bands, single ruled gilt panel to compartments with rampant lion device gilt to the first, fifth and sixth, single rule to boards, autograph block to front boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Some occasional light foxing otherwise an excellent set in a fine binding. First editions, first impressions, with errata slip in volume IV; The Aftermath is the second state of the first printing (with the two-line errata slip at p. 9). Inscribed by the author on the front fly-leaf of volume 1 "Inscribed by Winston Churchill 1948." Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). In aim and method, it foreshadows his Second World War.

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        Essays of Montaigne

      Navarre Society, London 1923 - 5 volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait in each volume. Brown stain in volume one from aan early bookmark. Thick 8vo, elegantly bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards (some small spotting on leather); simple blind-tooled spines with gilt fleur-de-lys decorations and raised bands; marbled endpapers, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Privately printed for the Navarre Society, 1923. Near Fine. Translated by Charles Cotton and edited by William Carew Hazlitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

      London, Benn, 1923 (first edition, second impression). Quarto, xvi, 240 pages plus 59 pages of plates (many full page, and 9 in colour), each with a captioned tissue-guard. Gilt-decorated buckram lightly marked; top edge a little foxed; front flyleaf a little offset; an excellent copy. The first impression was a numbered limited edition of 1500 copies; the second impression comprised only 500 unnumbered copies. Apart from the different statements of limitation, the impressions appear to be identical. Loosely inserted is a four-page publisher's catalogue of books of kindred interest. The author was Keeper of the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography at the British Museum.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1923 - 1923 Original Hardback Wisden

      1923. Hi, This lot is a 1923 Original Hardback Wisden in good to Very Good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, he things to point out are that the page block is pink, the rear hinge has tape to it and some wear to spine boards. Ex oners name plate to inside page too. Excellent photoplate. No restoration.

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        Japanese Colour Prints

      London, England: Ernest Benn Limited, 1923. This edition was limited to 100 numbered copies only for sale, printed on hand-made paper, signed by the authors -- signatures likely genuine but not so guaranteed -- and bound in saddle tan pigskin. This is copy no. 44. These copies were accompanied by a complete extra set of the color plates; please note that this copy does NOT include the extra set of plates. 11.5 x 9 inches. Gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The boards are thick and the leather of the entire binding is smooth and supple and very little dried out. Generally unbumped spine head and tail. Very limited red rot at the spine head and tail has been arrested. The very top of the spine head is fragile. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. The corners are sharp except that the lower front corner has a minor bump. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. T.E.G. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. With lvi and 236 numbered pages of text. Followed by XLVI plates, many of which are full page, 16 in color and the remainder in B&W. Most of the plates with tissue guards, and the plates and guards are in near fine condition. On the front pastedown at the bottom appears the very small and discreet ex libris sticker of the original owner, Herbert McLean Evans. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints.. First British Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Koehler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, Neerlandica, British pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America. Ed. by Gustav Pabst. New ed. 3 vols.

      With 203 chromolithogr. plates to vols. I-II, and 80 to vol. III (some signed W. Müller del., some E. Gunther del. and lith.). 4to. Orig. russet half leather (repaired). Berlin-Lichterfelde, Hugo Bermühler, (1923, I-II); Gera-Untermhaus, Fr. E. Köhler, (1898, III). Monumental work on pharmaceutical plants, complete with the third volume "Neueste Medizinalpflanzen und Verwechslungen". Revised by Max Vogtherr together with M. Gürke. Volumes I-II are here in a new edition. Typed Latin-German index to plant names to each volume laid in. - A few plates have been pasted over with plates from a different work. - Nissen, (ZBI), 1085. SCIENCE: BOTANY

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hellmut Schumann]
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        Magyar Nyomdászat: A Könyvnyomtató és Testvériparágak Havi Szakfolyóirata

      Year 35, No. 1 (January 1923) through Year 35, No. 12 (December 1923), 12 issues bound in 1, 228 pp. serial devoted to numerous aspects of the Hungarian printing industry, including advertising posters, book cover design, print ads, etc., heavily illustrated throughout, many images in excellent color, some tipped-in. 4to. 3/4 cloth and boards, spine slightly faded, bottom right-hand corner bent on front, original wrpps. bound in. Budapest 1923. A fascinating glimpse into the Hungarian printing world during an influential period of Eastern European design.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        The Murder on the Links

      The Bodley Head, London 1923 - HARDBACK - A very good book with orange boards that is a little faded to the spine. Light soiling to the rear panel. Internally, the pages are generally clean with the odd sporadic finger mark found to the inner text. The books front and rear hinges have at some time been strengthened, with no splitting to the books hinges. No previous owner names or insriptions are present, with the book solidly bound, no signs of spine lean or rolling. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        THE NONESUCH CENTURY.

      - An appraisal, a Personal Note and a Bibliography of the first hundred books issued by the Press, 1923-1934. Pp. xii+82, plus several examples of devices, bindings, text and title pages, and numerous hand-tipped specimen pages (ranging from 2-4 pages each, several printed in colour or red & black); narrow roy. 4to; full green buckram with gilt lettered black leather title label on spine, the cloth a trifle flecked; uncut; dust wrapper, slightly scuffed, the edges lightly worn and torn, with a couple of neat tape repairs on reverse, backstrip slightly browned; endpapers faintly marked; The Nonesuch Press, London, 1936. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies. McKitterick 106. *The frontispiece is an Eric Gill portrait of Francis Meynell, the founder of The Nonesuch Press. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Designs [.] for 'The Sleeping Princess' A Ballet in Five Acts after Perrault. Music by Tchaikovsky. Preface by André Levinson.

      Benn Brothers 1923 - 59/1,000 COPIES, frontispiece portrait of Bakst by Picasso, title-page vignette and 54 plates colour-printed, captioned tissue-guards (some a little creased), one or two spots to plate borders, pp. 18, [1] + Plates, folio, original quarter vellum with blue cloth sides, backstrip lettered in gilt, a little soiled overall with one or two light marks, a small amount of fraying to cloth along joints, the lower board carrying a scratch and a small patch of abrasion, t.e.g, others untrimmed and toned, a few spots to endpapers, good. With a pencil note to the front pastedown, in the hand of the recipient: 'Property of G.P. Wells (A gift from Mr & Mrs Philip Guedalla)'. Guedella was a friend of the recipient's father, H.G. Wells.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Les stupra

      Imp. particulière (Albert Messein) 1923 - - Imp. particulière (Albert Messein), Paris 1871 (1923), 16,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition en grande partie originale, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé, seul tirage avec 25 Japon. Reliure à ;a bradel en demi maroquin orange à long grain, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier moiré, couvertures conservées. Ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat. Gardes très légèrement piquées, sinon très rare et bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition largely original, one of 150 numbered copies, single draw with 25 Japan. Guards very slightly stitched, if not very rare and beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Guiding Book: "Ipise? Whither?

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1111. Hardcover. Good. 164 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Green pictorial cloth boards with black lettering. Signed by Ann Kindersley, Lady Helen Whitaker (foreword), Lady Louisa M. Godley, Alexander Godley, Robert Baden-Powell Olave Baden-Powell. Inscription dated 1923. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges. Thumb marks to boards.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        SALAMMBÔ

      Paris: Le Livre,, 1923. 410,[5]pp. Thick sq. octavo. Unsigned three quarter black morocco and decorated paper over boards, raised bands, spine gilt extra with decorated compartments featuring inlays of brown morocco, and blind and gilt stamped geometric ornaments, t.e.g., original blue wrappers bound in. Some minimal rubbing at tips, small bookseller's label tipped to pastedown (La Librairie Viau Y Zona), internally fine. First edition with Schmied's six exotic wood engravings, colored via pochoir, with metallic highlighting in gold and silver, along with headpieces and culs de lampe wood- engravings in black. One of 850 numbered copies printed on vélin pur Chiffon, from a total edition of 1030 numbered copies. Schmied is considered among the major artists of Art Deco book illustration. MONOD 4695.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Les stupra

      Edition largely original, one of 150 numbered copies, single draw with 25 Japan.Guards very slightly stitched, if not very rare and beautiful copy. Imp. particulière (Albert Messein) Paris 1871 (1923) 16,5x22,5cm relié

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        Le semeur de cendres.

      1923 - Paris, F. Ferroud, 1923; grand in8, 220pp + 2ff., broché, couverture rempliée, illustrée en couleurs (superbe exemplaire, dans un état proche du neuf). Magnifique édition de luxe illustrée par Leroux Auguste de 15 eaux-fortes gravées par Decisy, et sur bois par Clément. Dont un frontispice en couleurs, 11 hors-textes, 2 entêtes et un cul-de-lampe. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, contenant trois états des eaux-fortes dont l'eau-forte pure. le nôtre porte la mention Réservé à M. E. Decisy, compliment de l'éditeur F. Ferroud. Le corps de l'ouvrage est parfait, le brochage est dans un état de fraîcheur exceptionnel ! Charles Guérin est né à Lunéville le 29 décembre 1873. Issu d'une famille d'industriels lorrains, propriétaire de la célèbre faïencerie de Lunéville-Saint Clément, il fait ses études au lycée St Pierre Fourrier de Lunéville, puis entre à la fac de Lettres de Nancy. Oui il prépare une licence d'allemand. Mais Guérin préfère s'adonner à la poésie et très vite publie son premier recueil "Fleurs de neige", en 1873. Il partagera une grande amitié avec Francis Jammes, qui sera le dédicataire de plusieurs de ses poèmes. Il meurt bien trop jeune, âgé de 33 ans, emporté par une tumeur au cerveau. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Moresi]
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        Cesta k modernímu ornamentu [The Path to Modern Ornamentation]

      Borský a ?ulc, Prague 1923 - Quarto (29 × 20 cm). Original pictorial portfolio consisting of 13, [1] pp. of text and 33 numbered lithographed plates on card stock, including one printed in blue and red. The portfolio with nicks to extremities and lightly dust-soiled; contents very good or better. Portfolio of cubist-inspired decorative patterns, lettering and ornament samples, in the original paper folder, the front illustration of which is replicated on one of the plates. The preface explains the plates and sketches Wellner's views on modern Czech design. He distinguishes his own work from the Vienna Secession and other outdated approaches, maintaining the necessity of following new, modern styles in ornamentation and hopes to implement a unified approach across all Czech art schools. "Pedagogization of modern art is a salient feature of Czech modernism. Wellner's collection of decorative design comprises both angular and rondo-cubist patterns" (Karel Toman, Czech Cubism and the Book, 174). On Wellner's book in the context of Czech "cubist" design, see Toman, Cubism and the Book, p. 174. Rare; not in KVK, OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Harmonium

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First Edition, Third Binding . Blue Cloth. Very Good. 8 1/4" Tall. 140 Pp. Blue Cloth With Paper Spine Label. A Solid, Lightly Used Copy Of Stevens' First Book, With First Edition Sheets In The Publisher's Third (Remainder) Binding Of Blue Cloth With A Decorated Paper Spine Label Printed In Red. Covers Evenly Toned. Spine Label Complete, Age-Darkened To Tan, But Printing Bright. Wear At Tips And Top And Bottom Of Spine, With 1/4" Line Of Fraying At Lower Rear Foredge, And 1/8" X 1/16" Fray Along Lower Center Rear Spine Fold.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Programme Bal travesti transmental. Organisé par l`Union des Artistes Russes au profit de la caisse de secours des artistes.

      Paris, 1923. 4° (33 x 25,5 cm). 8 Bll. m. 4 ganzseitigen Illustrationen u. 1 montierten Abbildung. Illustrierter Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe.- Typographisch (von Francois Bernouard) und illustratorisch avantgardistisch gestaltetes Programmheft zum \"Grand bal des artistes travesti transmental\", der am 23. Februar 1923 in der Salle Bullier stattfand und damit dem Bal Banal (1924), dem Bal Olympique (1924) und dem Bal de la Grande Ourse (1925) vorausging. Mit lithographischen Illustrationen von Juan Gris, Picasso (hier ohne das Pochoirkolorit), Gontcharova u.a. sowie Textbeiträgen (als Faksimile und Typoskript) von Gómez de la Serna, Tzara, Larionov, Foujita, Marcel Mihalovici u.a.- Rückenfalz eingerissen, leicht gebräunt u. minimal angerändert, in den Rändern teilweise leicht angestaubt, gering fleckig, teils durch Abklatsch der Druckerschwärze. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, Buchwesen, Bibliophilie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun]
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        Théorie du Tissage des étoffes de soie.

      - Lyon & Paris, H. Georg et Duplat, Desvigne & Cie, Desforges, 1923-1926. 3 volumes in-folio (372 x 290 mm), demi-veau marbré de l’époque à grands coins, dos à 5 nerfs plats ornés de doubles filets dorés et fleuron doré répété entre-nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et noir, couvertures et dos conservés, T.1 : 129 p. et 68 planches hors texte; T.2: 354 p.; T.3: 398 p. et (7) p. de table des trois volumes, liste des donateurs et achevé d'imprimer. Exceptionnel exemplaire, bien complet, de ce «livre maître» sur le sujet. Travail colossal, fruit de 30 ans d’expérience de son auteur, qui était directeur de Tissage à l’Ecole Supérieure de Lyon, il est illustré de près de 250 planches hors texte noir et couleurs ainsi que d'un très grand nombre d'échantillons d’étoffes sur soie, velours, laine et or. Le tome III, contient à partir de la page 223, une partie intitulée: "Décomposition des étoffes façonnées ", ainsi que les tables de trois parties et la liste de donateurs. Des vers à soie à la description de la mécanique Jacquard. Empoutage, remettage, ourdissage, réduction, analyse, avec des schémas et des échantillons. Description des différents systèmes de mécaniques employés pour le tissage des étoffes façonnées; les esquisses, mise en carte; description du lisage et piquage accéléré, système Verdol; description des différentes opérations nécessaires pour le montage d’un métier a tisser les étoffes façonnées; décomposition des différents genres de tissus. "L’un des chefs-d’œuvre des manufactures lyonnaises du début du XXe siècle." Superbe exemplaire, à l’état de neuf, avec ses couvertures et dos conservés.

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        Autographed Letter Signed about childbirth on personal letterhead

      Buffalo, NY, 1923. unbound. 1 page, 7.25 x 8.5 inches, Buffalo, New York, January 24, 1923, writing to one of his disciples about Internal Podalic Version, in full: "Your letter just arrived and I will answer it now just to be sure how glad I was to hear from you. I was also glad to hear that you are doing well. The OB work will come, it may be a little slow at first, but remember that the general work makes a good foundation. A man during general work makes friends who later can be used in the special times. Take your time & do not hurry, you will do Versions in time I am sure. Come & see me at anytime. Dr. Reynolds is still handling the Chloroform & will be glad to hear from you that everything is O.K." Also included is an original prescription written by Dr. Potter on his personal script pad for a Ziegler Cord Clamp, used to tie the umbilical cord during childbirth. The letter has natural folds and slight discoloration and creasing on the left side; still in very good condition. The prescription is in fine condition. World acclaimed but controversial American Obstetrician best remembered for his practice of the groundbreaking but dangerous method of childbirth called Internal Podalic Version; changing the position of the fetus within the uterus during childbirth (breach births). A pioneer in the study of childbirth, both his technique and the equipment he developed were unique to him and his few disciples -- yet he performed over 25,000 successful childbirths in a career than spanned half a century. Today doctors usually deliver by Cesarean section any fetus not in the proper position.

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        Meine Augen sind müde. Plakatmanifest und Ausstellungskatalog 'Malereien von Hundertwasser' 17. Okt. - 24. Nov. 1957.

      31,5 x 89 cm. 1 Bogen, beidseitig bedruckt (Offset), gefaltet. Das ungewöhnliche Format enthält seine Texte 'Ich esse nicht gern Kirschen', 'Ich bin schon ganz vertrottelt', ein Verzeichnis der Leihgeber (Max Lersch, Walter Eckert, Lara Vinci) und die Liste der zuletzt entstandenen Bilder. Otto Mauer, der Leiter der Galerie, distanzierte sich von Passagen im Text Hundertwassers, einer frühen Erscheinung seiner Architekturphantasien (Besser ist es, die Leute abzuknallen oder im Mutterleib umzubringen), die ein Jahr später in seinem Verschimmelungsmanifest zusammengefasst wurden. Die Galerie, 1923 von Otto Kallir als 'Neue Galerie' gegründet, hatte Mauer seit 1954, als er Domprediger von St. Stephan wurde, mit Kirchenhilfe von Kallir gemietet und 1963 in 'nächt' St. Stephan umbenennen müssen (Kallir nannte seine New Yorker Neugründung St. Etienne). Diese dritte Ausstellung Hundertwassers in Wien, seine erste außerhalb des Art Clubs, geht einher mit seinem internationalen Durchbruch dem Kauf seines Hauses in der Normandie und der Segeltour mit Hans Neuffer von Skandinavien nach England. Optisch und inhaltlich bedeutendes Dokument der 50er Jahre in Wien. - Gutes Exemplar, gefaltet, minimale Öffnung in einer Bugfalte.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Avant Et Apres

      Paris: Les Editions G. Cres, 1923. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 27 Drawings From The Original Manuscript. 241 Pp. Black Boards With 1920'S Primitive Modernist Design In Red, Spine Gilt. Originals Softcover Book Bound In With Immaculate And Complete, Unworn Covers. Top Edge Gilt. Small Frays At Corners, Slight Foxing To Preliminary Pages Through Page 1, Otherwise Immaculate. No Names, Marks Or Bookplates; No Wear To Contents.

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        Le Balai du Valet [(Der Besen, das Ballett, der Ball) des Dieners]. Hiladi i druga noč [Die 1002. Nacht]. Mit einem Originalholzschnitt von Aleksandar Deroko

      RISTIĆ Marko; DEROKO, Aleksandar; MILOJEVIĆ, Miloje: Le Balai du Valet [(Der Besen, das Ballett, der Ball) des Dieners]. Hiladi i druga noč [Die 1002. Nacht]. »Kasina« 16-II-1923. Mit einem Originalholzschnitt von Aleksandar Deroko. Belgrad: 1923. 8°. (19,7 x 13 cm). Zweiseitig bedrucktes gelbes Blatt aus Maschinbütten. Fragment des Ankündigungsblatts einer dadaistischen Tanzperformance für vier Ballerinen und diverses Personal, die am 16. Februar 1923 als 7. von 13 Programmpunkten eines von den Vertretern der Belgrader Avantgarde unter dem Motto »Die 1002. Nacht« im örtlichen Casino Hotel veranstalteten Künstler-Balls ihre Uraufführung (und wohl auch einzige Vorstellung) erlebte. Die Vorderseite des Blattes schmückt ein markanter Holzschnitt des Architekten und Malers Aleksandar Deroko, der auch für Vorhang, Kulisse und Kostüme dieser Veranstaltung verantwortlich zeichnet. Deroko gilt als einer der exponiertesten bildnerischen Vertreter der Moderne in Jugoslawien und war u.a. auch Mitarbeiter der surrealistischen Zeitschrift »Putevi« (Wege, 1922-23). Das hier geschnittene, karikatureske Ballerinen-Motiv wurde auch für ein ebenfalls von Deroko entworfenes Veranstaltungsplakat verwendet. Der auf der Rückseite mit Buchdruck abgedruckten Besetzungsliste ist zu entnehmen, dass die Musik für das hier angekündigte »groteske Ballett« von Miloje Milojević stammt, einem maßgeblichen Vertreter der modernen Musik im damaligen Jugoslawien, der sich in der Tradition von Eric Satie und Igor Stravinsky sah. Seine Komposition wurde an diesem Abend von einer vierköpfigen Jazz-Band uraufgeführt. Als Librettisten werden mit Marko Ristić und Rastko Petrović zwei zentrale Proponenten des serbischen Surrealismus genannt. Es treten u.a. auf: ein Hypnotiseur, eine Ameise, die Sentimentalität, der Selbstmord und das Bewusstsein. Es fehlen Ss. 3 und 4 des ursprünglich einmal gefalteten, vierseitig bedruckten Blatts, die weitere Texte, aber keine weiteren Abb. enthalten. Oberkante mit Fehlstellen ohne Bild- und Textverlust und randseitig mit Klebestellen aufgrund einer früheren unsachgemäßen Entfernung aus einem Rahmen (?), sonst sehr sauberes Blatt dieses Rarissimums, das weltweit über Google, OCLC und KVK nur in den Sammlungen H. & H. R. und Marinko Sudac (Zagreb) nachweisbar ist, in letzterer ebenfalls nur als Fragment (Ss. 1-2 mit dem Holzschnitt). Vgl. Vlajnić-Grujić, Sanja, Hg.: The Works of the Composer Miloje Milojevic. Belgrad: 1998, S. 263; Jović, Bojan: Transmental Sheherezade. On the interwar avant-garde balls in Belgrade and Paris (Summary). In: Musikologija, no. 14 (2013), S. 109 u. S. 112 (Abb. des Plakats von Deroko).

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Painting

      London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1923. Pigskin leather, gilt letters on spine, gilt top edges, 261 text pp. plus 48 plate pages at rear; color plate as frontispiece; hand-made paper. A special edition of this treatment of Chinese painting. Approaches the subject matter in a series of essays defined by dynasties. One color plate appears as the frontispiece; the remaining 4 color plates and 44 BW plates appear at the rear of the volume with numbered tissue guards. This is #23 of only 50 copies, numbered and signed by the artist on opening colophon. A rare find indeed. VG- (Ex-art library with spine label remnant, bookplate, and small embossment on an early page; frontispiece page, tissue guard, and title page are lightly foxed; most pages are quite clean; back section tissue guards are lightly tanned; extra reinforcement of inner hinges; some light spotting on leather boards; average wear to outer spine and cover corners, rubbed down; overall quite nice for age and materials.).

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        Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte / Herausgegeben von Paul Kluckhohn und Erich Rothacker - The first 11 volumes 1923-1933

      Halle : Max Niemeyer, 1923. 1st edition. Finely bound all in the original leather-backed marble boards, very good. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age. Remains an unsommonly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; v. ; 25 cm. Subjects; German literature - History and criticism - Periodicals. Literature - History and criticism - Periodicals. Geestesgeschiedenis. Literatuurwetenschap. Litterature allemande - Histoire et critique - Periodiques. Litterature - Histoire et critique - Periodiques. Germany - Intellectual life - Periodicals. Germany - Intellectual life. Allemagne - Vie intellectuelle - Periodiques. Related item; Referenced by: Annual bibliography of english language and literature Referenced by: MLA international bibliography of books and articles on the modern languages and literatures (Complete edition) ISSN: 0024-8215 Referenced by: Philosopher's index ISSN: 0031-7993 Includes: Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte. Sonderheft.

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        Whipperginny.

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1923 - Octavo. Original pink and black patterned boards, titles in black to red printed paper label to spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly faded, minor wear to tips, light offsetting to endpapers; a very good copy in the jacket with browning to edges and spine, small cracks to spine and joins of flaps, with tape repair to verso. First edition, first impression, publisher's presentation copy, with their presentation blindstamp to the head of the title page. Whipperginny was printed in a run of 1,000 copies and is uncommon with the dust jacket. Higginson A8. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Belfagor

      MILANO: G. Ricordi e C. Editori, 1923. rilegato. BUONO. 25,5 34,3. USATO

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        ECCE HOMO

      Item Description: 1923. GROSZ, George. Ecce Homo. With 100 plates of which 16 are in color. Folio, 347 x 250 mm, bound in the original illustrated wrappers. Berlin: Malik Verlag, 1923. Edition C, with reproductions of 16 watercolours and 84 lithographs. A collection of Grosz's pornographic caricatures of German life during the Weimar Republic. The illustrations are lithographic reproductions. As issued in original paper wraps. A Century of Artists Books 160.Condition: Fine with the exception of some discoloration on the front and back covers as expected for a german paper wrapped book almost a century old.

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        AVVENTURIERI DELLA PENNA DEL SEICENTO GREGORIO LETI, GIOVANNI GEROLAMO ARCONATI LAMBERTI, TOMASO TOMASI, BERNARDO GUASCONI

      LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1923 - ITALIANO Pagine brunite ai bordi, con lieve fioritura, alcune gore ed alcune libere dalla lenta legatura, bordi non allineati e non rifilati, alcuni leggermente usurati, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita, con fioritura e strappetti ai bordi, dorso con strappi, mancanze e tracce di colla

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        Die natürliche Wirtschaftsordnung durch Freiland und Freigeld Dritte Auflage

      Dem Buch liegen diverse Zettel und eine handgeschrieben Postkarte von Silvio Gesell persönlich (!) bei (gestempelt am 27.9.1923 und frankiert mit einer Briefmarke über 100 Tausend Mark bei. Im Buch selber einige Anstriche mit Bleistift. Das Buch befand sich ununterbrochen in Familienbesitz und gehörte ursprünglich einem Landwirt, der im Auftrag des Preußischen Staates in Böhmen landwirtschaftliche Aufbauarbeit leistete.

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        SPRING AND ALL

      [Paris]: Contact Publishing Co., 1923. First edition. Paperback. Very good. Blue paper wrappers lettered in black; small 8vo. 93 pages. A scarce book, one of 300 printed though the bibliographer notes "many of these may not have been distributed" [as many as half may have been confiscated by the Post Office]. One of the great Modernist works, one that paved a new road diverging from the work of Pound and Eliot, grounded in American colloquialisms that many others would follow. With the great poems (not named here, given names later) "Red Wheelbarrow", "To Elsie" ("The pure products of America/ go crazy") and the title poem ("The Road to the Contagious Hospital"), among others. Extremities toned, light fold to front cover, which is starting, gift plate to a College tipped to half-title, but a very good copy lacking the very rare glassine jacket. One of the few to surface in recent years, and superior to most. Wallace A7. The Dijon printer Maurice Darantiere printed this and other books for publisher Robert McAlmon including McAlmon's own A HASTY BUNCH; he also printed James Joyce's ULYSSES for Sylvia Beach.

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        Les Filigranes: Dictionnaire Historique des Marques du Papier des Leur Apparition vers 1282 jusqu'en 1600 (4 tomes cpl./ 4 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Karl W. Hiersemann; 1923 - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 4 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; FRANZÖSISCH! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000

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        Vers une Architecture

      1923. LE CORBUSIER [Charles-Edouard Jeanneret]. Vers une Architecture. 230 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and architectural diagrams. 8vo. Bound in morocco-backed plexiglass, with the original wrappers preserved. Paris: Georges Crès, [1923]. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. An extremely rare presentation copy of the legendarily rare first issue of this landmark publication of modern architecture. Inscribed by Corbusier to the symbolist poet Gustave Khan "à Mr G. Khan Hommage de l'auteur Jeanneret Oct 1923". The book is a manifesto consisting of seven essays orginally published in the magazine L'Esprit Nouveau beginning in 1921. Loved by some and hated by others, it is generally considered to be the most important architectural publication of the twentieth century. Printing and the Mind of Man, No.413.

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        Friperies

      Nrf 1923 - - Nrf, Paris 1923, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Edition illustrée de 22 bois originaux de Raoul Dufy dont 21 coloriés à la main par Jeanne Rosoy et L. Petitbarat, un des 320 exemplaires numérotés sur raphia naturel, seul tirage après 15 Japon et 35 Hollande. Une petite tache en tête du premier plat, deux infimes manques angulaires sur les plats, agréable état intérieur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 22 original woodcuts by Raoul Dufy including 21 hand-colored by Jeanne Rosoy and L. Petitbarat, one of 320 numbered copies on natural raffia, one draw after 15 Japan 35 Netherlands. A small flat head in the first spot, two tiny angular miss on the boards, nice interior state. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Leonardo da Vinci I medici e la medicina

      Casa Libraria Editrice Italiana P. Maglione e C. Strini, ROMA 1923 - ITALIANO Pubblicazioni dell’Istituto di Studii Vinciani in Roma diretto da Mario Cermenati. Brossura con evidenti segni d’uso e del tempo: dorso quasi completamente mancante, macchie di umidità, ingiallita, con lieve fioritura, così come ai tagli e ai fogli, che sono in parte distaccati, il testo è comunque completo e leggibile; sporadiche sottolineature e annotazioni a matita.

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