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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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      [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-]
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        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]
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        Library of Southern Literature: 17-volume Set

      Atlanta: Martin & Hoyt 1923 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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]
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      Modotti, Tina. 8 x 10 inch silver gelatin vintage contact print.With the photographer's studio stamp on the blank verso. Fine Diego Rivera created a series of murals at the Secretaría de Educación from 1923 to 1928. Tina Modotti served as his photographer for this mural as well as several others.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd ]
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        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]
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        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.

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        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]
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      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        L'homme a la clef d'or

      Desclée de brouwer, 1923. in8 Broché jaquette

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        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]
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        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.

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        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.

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        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]
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      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.]
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        The Heart of Arabia: a Record of Travel and Exploration

      New York: G.P. Putnam and Son, 1923. Two volumes in dark green cloth. 1st US edition from UK sheets. Gilt lettering to spine. Bookplate of William Beebe noted traveller and explorer on front endpaper of each volume.Head and heel of spine neatly and almost invisibly repaired. Some darkening to top edge and some bubbling to cloth panels otherwise in vg or better condition. A very scarce book.. 1st Us Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Racundra's First Cruise

      London, George Allen and Unwin. 1923, 1923. First Edition. 8vo. 217pp + 6pp ads. Publisher's blue cloth, light edgewear otherwise strong and bright, light bumping to spine ends. Titled in gilt to spine and front board. Light spotting to page edges, internally clean. Illustrated throughout with photographs documenting the building, launching and cruise of Ransome's Racundra. A very attractive copy of a book that undeniably had a considerable influence on Ransome's later fiction. "The sailing yarn Racundra's First Cruise was first published in 1923 and marked Ransome's return to non-journalistic and non-political writing. Racundra was built in 1921-22 in Riga, Latvia, after Ransome's adventures in Russia. The cruise referred to in the title was from Riga, across the Baltic, to Helsingfors and back again. The crew were Ransome himself, the Cook (Evgenia Shelepina), and the "Ancient Mariner", Carl Sehmel, (the model for Peter Duck). The book is considered a classic of sailing literature.

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        Le Tour Du Monde En Quartre-Vingts Jours (Around the World in 80 Days) Wooden Puzzle with Lithograph Images

      Paris: Jouet & Brillard 1923. () Very good. Original box with multicoloured litho cover. Box is worn but basically complete. 25 X 35 cm. Box contains 5 separate puzzles depicting scenes from Verne's Around the World in 80 Days. Each puzzle plywood with mounted litho image. Each puzzle has the odd corner missing but each is more or less complete and in nice condition. Rare. Two of the images including the cover of the box depict California scenes including the following: Attaque du Train and Bar a San Francisco ou Fix Grise Passepartout. The other images are scenes from Phileas Fogg's adventures. The artist that produced the images was E. Chevalier and all of the images are signed. A great Jules Verne / California item. The cover image of the indians attacking the train in front of Kearney station is great..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Racing at Home & Abroad: Vol. I: British Flat Racing and Breeding; Vol. II: British Steeplechasing and Racing in Ireland; Vol. III: Racing and Breeding in America and the Colonies

      London: The London & Counties Press Association, 1923-31 - An imposing, substantial study of flat racing, steeplechasing, breeding, training, stable management, and sporting history contained in three massive volumes printed on heavy rag paper, totaling over 1200 pages with 229 superb plates, and representing an extraordinary production which would be impossible to duplicate today First edition, No. 127 of only 475 complete sets. 3 vols., Large 4to. Profusely illustrated, with the frontispiece of Vol. I being an original, signed, etching by Alick P.F. Ritchie. Original dark brown morocco, almost fine. Loder 1162 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        RACING AT HOME & ABROAD. 3 VOLUMES SET: Vol. I: British Flat Racing and Breeding; Vol. II: British Steeplechasing and Racing in Ireland; Vol. III: Racing and Breeding in America and the Colonies

      London.: The London & Counties Press Association Ltd., 1923 Volume I (1923): "British Flat Racing and Breeding, Racecourses, & the Evolution of the Racehorse with a chapter on Training & Stable Management by the Hon. George Lambton." Limited edition 397/600. The Frontispiece of Vol. I is an original, signed, etching by Alick P.F. Ritchie. // Volume II (1927): "British Steeplechasing. Racing, Steeplechasing, & Breeding in Ireland by Lieut.-Col. F. F. Maccabe & Thomas E. Healy with a chapter on The Training of Jumpers & Stable Management by H. A. Brown". Limited edition 310/700. // Volume III (1931): "Racing & Breeding in America and the Colonies". Limited edition 225/855. Top edges are gilted. Contemporary morocco. Binding is lightly rubbed, but very solid and in good condition. Some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise inside pages and illustrations are in very good condition, clean and tight. Photos available upon request. HEAVY SET!

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Book of Lovat.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1923 - Folio. Original white boards, blue cloth backstrip, printed paper label to spine, patterned endpapers, colour pictorial design to upper board. With the dust jacket. Boards rubbed and toned, corners bumped and a little worn, some wear to ends of spine. Contents clean and fresh. An excellent copy in the rubbed and browned jacket with some chips, closed tears, creases, and marks. Tipped-in colour frontispiece, 22 plates, numerous head and tail pieces and illustrations within the text. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by Haldane Macfall on the limitation leaf. Macfall was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of the artist Claud Lovat Fraser, and provided him with one of his first commissions, the illustrations for Macfall's essay on aesthetics The Splendid Wayfaring. This volume contains a biography of the artist as well as 22 plates from Lovat's work and numerous illustrations within the next. A handsome production. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        THE TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN [TWO VOLUME SET] Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      New York: George H. Doran Company. Very Good+. 1923. First American Edition. Hardcover. Volume 2: residue from removed bookplate to front endpaper. Binding generally loose, with binding cracked at page 65 showing webbing, also page 113 and page 209. Illustration page 158-59 detached but present. Volume 1: Bookplate and previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Binding loose showing webbing before title page and at page 33 and at pages 97 and 177 and 193 and 225. Illustration page at page 185 detached but present. Small open tears pgs. 185-192 ; A true classic, describing all the "new" findings. Beautiful dark red boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Gilt Egyptian vase on front board. Endpapers with decorative pattern in red-brown. Volume I with 79 plates and 88 plates in volume II ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 333, 408 pages .

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        The Arrow of Gold. A Story Between Two Notes.

      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. Spine rolled. An excellent copy in the jacket with chips, closed tears, and splits along the folds and faded 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 Arrow of Gold was originally published in 1919. From the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate on the verso of the front free endpaper.

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        Esope, 1923-1925.

      S.n. 1923 - - S.n., Paris-Mauves s/ Loire _1923-1925, (2) 74pp. in-4, en feuillets. - Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit de 74 pages rédigées et foliotées à l'encre noire sur le recto et protégées dans une chemise cartonnée indiquant le titre. Quelques ratures et corrections autographes de l'auteur. Drame inédit en 4 actes et en vers. L'action se situe en Lydie au IVe siècle avant J.-C. La pièce met en scène Esope, sa maîtresse Rhodope, le roi Kroesos et ses ministres. On y joint un petit dossier du scénario de la pièce, d'une autre main ou dactylographiés, se rattachant probablement au livret d'opéra. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers,. 1923. original light yellow-brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, else a fine copy in good yellow. dust jacket printed in blue with shelf wear at edges, small chips and. short tears along top edge, 50x10 mm vertical chip from spine panel. near rear spine fold, some age-darkening to spine panel and flap. folds, and some general light dust soiling. Overall, a fairly decent. example of a very scarce jacket. (#102709). First U.S. edition. Code "I-X" on copyright page. First binding of light yellow-brown cloth stamped in black. Text differs from that of the earlier Methuen edition that was slightly abridged. "The Girl in the Golden Atom," Cummings' first published story, appeared in the 15 March 1919 issue of ALL-STORY WEEKLY. It was an instant success and was followed by a sequel, "People of the Golden Atom," published in ALL-STORY WEEKLY 24 January-28 February 1920. The two stories are here collected as the author's first book. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-54; (1981) 2-19; (1987) 2-22; and (1995) 2-28. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 512. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 225. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 878-82. In 333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 170. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03691.

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        The Visva-Bharati Quarterly

      Calcutta, Santra 1923/1924.. Vol. 1. No. 1-4. (complete!) 4°. 424 S. OKart. Erster Jahrgang komplett! Der Herausgeber dieser Zeitschrift der intellektuellen Kooperation war bis April 1923, Rabindranath Tagore, heute [Rabindranath Thakur]. Er erhielt 1913 als erster Asiate den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Der wachsende Ruhm in Asien und Europa motivierte Rabindranath, sein Ashram-Bildungsideal zum Visva-Bharati auszuweiten, einer Bildungseinrichtung, die Begegnung und Verschmelzung unterschiedlicher zunächst nur asiatischer Kulturen zum Ziel hatte. Ab Juli 1923 war der Herausgeber Surendranath Tagore.

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        " My Bonzo Library " . 6 vol.

      John Swain & Son, 1923-27. Colourfull illustrations and pictorial boards. Measures 10x13 cm /4x5inches. Softbinding.. A complete set of 6 volumes about the adored Bonzo: "The Good Deeds of Bonzo". "Bonzo's Seaside Holiday". "Bad Boy Bonzo". "The Adventures of Bonzo". "Bonzo's Country Holiday". "Mr Bonzo Comes To Town". Set in very fine condition. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Die Liebenden von Kandahar.

      Bln., Franz Schneider, [1923]. - Deutsch von Franz Werner Schmidt. 4°. Goldgepr. OHlederbd. mit Batikpapierbezug (gering verblaßt). 56 SS., 2 Bll. mit Titelradierung, radierter Initiale und Schlußvignette sowie 6 sign. Orig.-Radierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag auf Tafeln. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste illustr. Ausgabe. - Nr. 93 von 200 Exemplaren. - Prachtvoller Pressendruck der Liebesgeschichte auf Bütten mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Zwei der Radierungen noch mit Remarque. - Schlegel 222. Sennewald 23.2. E.Steiner-Prag 52. Steiner-Prag-Kat.-Esslingen 167-170. Nicht bei Fromm. - Sehr schönes fleckenfreies Exemplar. - Druckvermerk und alle ganzseitigen Radierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag signiert.

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