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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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. &

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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        Whose Body?

      London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.,, 1923. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. Cloth tanned and rubbed, with dampstain and loss of size, and a circular ring to the cover, spine rolled, spotting to edges of text block and scattered through contents. A good copy. First UK edition, first impression of Sayer's first detective novel, in which she introduces Lord Peter Wimsey. Preceded only by the US edition published in the same year. A fantastically uncommon edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Angling in British Art. Through Five Centuries: Prints, Pictures, Books

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited 1923, limited edition 125 copies. () [xii], 288, [4]. Good. Quarto. Beige cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Boards slightly bowed. Corners and top and bottom of spine slightly bumped. Signs of repair on front cover. Some staining and scuffing. Front endpapers slightly torn at spine. Signed by previous owner in pencil on front free endpaper. Slight foxing / discolouration on blank pages after endpapers. Includes 87 B / W plates as well as 39 coloured plates plus frontispiece. Light foxing on the back of most of the plates. Clean, tight text block. Untrimmed page edges with slight discolouration at edge. Limited edition. No. 65 of 125 copies. Signed by the author in pencil underneath limited edition statement. Also contains an original etching by Norman Wilkinson R.O.I., R.I., O.B.E. Which is signed by the artist beneath. Frontispiece by Norman Wilkinson. Foreword by H. T. Sheringham..

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        The Waste Land

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1923.. First edition, first state of one of the most influential works of the 20th century. Octavo, original marbled blue boards. One of about 460 copies hand-printed by the Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Some light fading to the extremities and the spine paper lacking as usual, still a nice bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923.. Original cloth backed printed boards. Tiny surface nick to spine, some tanning to boards and hand smudging to spine, old small gathering of tea/coffee spots on upper board, internally very good or better. First edition of the first title in Pound's INQUEST series, limited to three hundred copies, a significant number of which remained, unbound and unnumbered, with the effects of William Bird, the publisher. GALLUP A23.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Michelagniolo Buonarroti Poesie

      Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1923. Quarto. 124pp. One of 175 copies printed on handmade paper. A collection of 100 sonnets, epigrams, and madrigals in the original Italian text as prepared for publication by Michelangelo and printed in Bodoni Catania 16 point roman and italic. Bound in yellow-dyed vellum with the press's device stamped in gilt to the front cover. Gilt-lettered spine label has a small chip, some slight rubbing to spine ends and a small split starting to top of spine, else a near fine copy of the second book of the press. With the bookplates of noted collectors Doris L. Benz and Norman J. Sondheim.

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        Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert

      Paris: Le Livre, 1923. Full Leather. Modern full black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, and with original front cover wrapper bound-in. Teg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 411 pages. 21 x 15 1/2 cm. Six full-page woodcut plates by Schmied colored in pochoir, and heightened in silver and gilt, plus a host of woodcut chapter heading designs. Limited edition, copy 479 of 850 on Velin de pur Chiffon des Papeteries de Voiron. Schmied is considered to be one of the finest wood engravers of the Art Deco period: the illustrations herein testify to his craft. MONOD 4695. Text in French. Partly unopened, bright, very clean copy.

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        [College Yearbook]: The 1923 Columbian

      Senior Class of Columbia College New York: Senior Class of Columbia College. (1923). First. First and only edition. Bookplate, light edgewear to the boards and the front hinge weakening, but a sound, very good copy. 1923 Columbia Yearbook. Gehrig initially could not play intercollegiate baseball for Columbia because he had played baseball for a summer professional league during his freshman year, unaware that doing so jeopardized his eligibility to play any collegiate sport. Gehrig was ruled eligible to play on the Lions' football team and was a standout fullback and tackle. He later gained baseball eligibility and joined the Lions on that squad as well. But in this yearbook he is featured in photographs and accounts of his days on the football team over the 1922 season. Gehrig is pictured at least twice and is lauded for his "consistent line-plunging," although his efforts could not prevent the season from being "an unmitigated failure, with few, if any, redeeming qualities." Other notables pictured include the authors Corey Ford and Henry Morton Robinson, and Walter Koppisch, Gehrig's teammate, who was later elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. .

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        The Vegetable

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1923. First. First edition. Spine lettering dull, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. For reasons unknown to us, this copy is Inscribed by Harold H. Knerr, probably the foremost illustrator of the Katzenjammer Kids: "With kindest wishes & best wishes from yours sincerely, Harold H. Knerr." Beneath his inscription, Knerr has drawn his two greatest creations, the mischievous Katzenjammer Kids, Hans and Fritz. Originally created by Rudolph Dirks in 1897, and based on the "Max und Moritz" cartoon pranksters and bad boys created by German artist Wilhelm Busch. Knerr took over the cartoon in 1914, after a lawsuit between the Hearst and Pulitzer papers, and continued until his death in 1949, and created the version of the Katzenjammers best known today. A pleasing little inscription drawing connecting the "bad boy" comic icons to the infant terrible of the 1920s literary world. Fitzgerald's only play. .

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        The Game Birds And Wild-Fowl Of Great Britain And Ireland

      Longman Green & Co. London: Longman, Green & Co., 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. crimson cloth. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 79 pages in text. 38 x 29 cm. Thirty full page color plates with tissue guards depicting fifty-eight species. Index. Interior contents clean and tight, light foxing to first few and last blank endpapers, armorial bookplate of W.R. Grace, corner and extremity wear, backstrip worn head and foot.

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        Ich und Du.

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1923. 8vo. Orig. greyish cardboardbdg w. black and red lettering on front board and black lettering on spine. Some small tears and nicks to capitals. A very nice and clean copy. 137, (3) pp.. First edition of Buber's seminal work, the groundbreaking philosophical essay, which is considered the cause of a Copernican revolution in theology, due to its reaction against a mainly scientific approach to religion. Buber's religious philosophy of dialogue as presented in "Ich und Du" has been a great influence, not only on the fields of philosophy and religion, the study of which he set out to change, or at least give a new approach to, but also on modern therapy. The theories presented in the work are remarkably in accordance with recent views on different forms of human development, which often refer to Buber's theory on the relationship between the self and being. At the time this work was published, Buber's philosophy constituted a radical departure from the psychoanalytic approach to the individual as it was then comprehended.By contrasting the "I-You" ("Ich-Du") -relation (the dialogue) with the "I-It" ("Ich-Es") - relation (the monologue), Buber presents a double "I" of man, and with the "I-You"-relationship he establishes the possibility of man to enter into a true and sincere relationship with others, -and - in spite of the eternal abyss between the two - the "I-You"-relation ultimately establishes the relationship (i.e. the talk or meeting, "Gespräch") between man and God; according to Buber this is the essence of Biblical religion. The meeting with the other person and with the world (which is also governed by an "I-You"-relation) is in fact essentially a reflection of man's meeting with God.The work was later edited by Buber, but he never wished to change it substantially, and the text has remained more or less the same as that of the first edition. "Ich und Du" has been translated into numerous languages, and also in the English-speaking world the book has been very influential, in spite of the difficulties with translating "Du" into English. The work is primarily known as "I and Thou", though the later translation "I and You" might be more appropriate.The Austrian-Jewish philosopher, Martin Buber (1878-1965), is mainly known to the Western world as the author of the work "Ich und Du". Inspired by the reading of Kant, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche Buber began studying philosophy in Vienna in 1896. In 1898 he joined the Zionist movement, regarding it as destined to social and spiritual enrichment. In 1930 he became honorary professor at the University of Frankfurt, but he resigned as soon as Hitler came to power in 1933. In 1935 he founded the "Central Office for Jewish Adult Education", which played an important role in German learning in the 1930'ies, since the German government had forbidden Jews to attend public education. In 1938, however, Buber had to leave Germany, and he settled in Jerusalem, where he became professor at the Hebrew University. After the Second World War he received several prominent prizes

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        Schriften. Ausgewählt und herausgegeben von Hans Kayser. Mit der Biographie Böhmes von Abraham von Franckenberg und dem kurzen Auszug Friedrich Christoph Oetingers.

      Leipzig, Insel=Verlag, 1923. 8vo. Original half cloth. Blue paper-covered boards with "Der Dom" in gilding to front board. Spine with soiling and upper part of boards faded. 422, (2) pp. + 1 folded plate.. Wittgenstein's copy, with his own original signed owner's inscription in pencil to front free end-paper: "Von Tommy zu/ Weinachten 1931/ Ludwig Wittgenstein". For the academic year 1932, Wittgenstein had been granted leave from his official teaching engagements at Cambridge, in order to concentrate on his own work. He did, however, wish to give private unpaid discussion classes for interested students, and did so, in his rooms at Whewells Court. These discussion classes became famous, and the lectures that he gave that year even more so. As is evident from the present copy of Boehme's Works, Wittgenstein had been given this book (by "Tommy" - i.e. Tommy Stonborough (1906-1986), his nephew, being the oldest son of his sister Margarete Stonborough-Wittgenstein) for Christmas 1931. Having in his youth been fascinated by the "mystics", but for many years not worked on them, Wittgenstein, in his Cambridge lectures, commencing in the early 1930'ies (after Christmas 1931) revives certain aspects of the "Teutonick philosophy" that Böhme represents, finding resonance with many of his young disciples. Wittgenstein, as Schopenhauer (and Wittgenstein perhaps originally inspired by Schopenhauer's interest), was fascinated by the tradition of the mystics, going back to Hildegard von Bingen, Nicolaus von Cusa, Paracelsus, and probably most importantly Jacob Böhme, and through him the teachings of Bruno, which influenced his philosophy a great deal. Jacob Böhme (or Boehme, in English) was a German mystic, born in the East German town of Goerlitz in 1575 (died in 1624). He received almost no education and made his living as a shoemaker (thus also known as "The Shoemaker of Goerlitz"), but was early on interested in the works of Paracelsus, the Kabbala, and the Hermetic tradition. He is most famous for his unfinished main work "Aurora" (also present in the present copy of his Works), which attracted a circle of followers. He came into conflict with the church on several occasions, was banned from writing and later banished from his home. He became hugely influential within German romanticism, and both Hegel, Baader, and Schelling were influenced by him. He has been given philosophical revivals at frequent intervals, through both Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Heidegger, Buber, and Wittgenstein.Wittgenstein's nephew, Thomas Stonborough, who gave him the present copy of Boehme's Works had studied psychology under Charlotte Bühler (and possibly here himself encountered the writings of Böhme, as e.g. Jung was heavily influenced by him and gives many references to him in his works). He was a silent partner of Bank Shields & Co in New York and for a period of time assistant at Columbia University. He had quite a bit to do with his famous uncle and later inherited the "Wittgenstein-House" in Kundmanngasse in Wien, which he sold in 1971. Wittgenstein handed over some of his belongings, including a number of his books, to his life-long friend Ludwig Hänsel. Among these belongings was the present copy of Böhme's Works given to him by his nephew. Wittgenstein did not have many close friends, but the closest -together with Rudolph Koder- was Luwig Hänsel, who was a high-school teacher of German and literature. Hänsel and Wittgenstein, who befriended each other in 1918 while being war prisoners in Monte Casino, also remained close friends throughout their lives

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        Die Blume Anna. Die neue Anna Blume. Eine Gedichtsammlung aus den Jahren 1919 - 1922. Einbecker Politurausgabe von Kurt Merz Schwitters. Berlin. Verlag Der Sturm 1923. 22,5 x 15,3 cm. 32 Seiten. Originalbroschur..

      Erstausgabe. Raabe/Hannich-Bode 273.5 -- Typographie kann unter Umständen Kunst sein, Kurt Schwitters, Seite 15 mit Abbildung -- Centre Pompidou Dada 1294, Seite 748 und 883 jeweils mit Abbildung. Gutes Exemplar.

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      Constable London: Constable. (1923). First. First edition. Bottom corners a little bumped, light offsetting to the endpapers from the jacket flaps, a trifling stain at the base of the spine, near fine in a foxed, very good dustwrapper with a couple of internal repairs, a small chip on the front panel, and a light stain at the base of the spine. An attractive copy, and very scarce in jacket. .

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        The World Crisis. 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 parts I and II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front.

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

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        WOMEN & MEN.

      Number 161 of a limited edition of three hundred copies of this book on Rives hand-made paper. Text block uncut. Bound in recent half black morocco, gilt over paper-covered boards. Frist edition. Text block browning; some wear to corners; light spotting on front and rear endpapers; some very occasional pencil annotation.; else a very good copy in a handsome binding.

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        Shackleton`s Last Voyage. The Story of the Quest. By Commander Frank Wild. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin. With a Coloured Frontispiece, numerous Maps and over 100 Illustrations from Photographs.

      London, Cassell and Company, 1923. XVI + 372 s. Frontispiece i farger. Billedplansjer. Kartskisser i teksten. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Ex libris på forsats

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      Gedichte und Lithographien. Berlin, Querschnitt 1923. 4° (32,5 : 24,8 cm). 28 unnummerierte Seiten. Mit 10 blattgroßen signierten Orig.-Lithographien und 12 Seiten lithographiertemText. Blauer Original-Leinenband mit vergoldeter Deckelzeichnung. - Widmungsexemplar Raabe/Hannich-Bode 182.15. - Jentsch 136. - Erste Ausgabe. - 24. Druck der Galerie Flechtheim. - Eins von 200 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage: 250). - Alle zehn Lithographien und Druckvermerk von der Malerdichterin signiert. - »Ich [Else Lasker-Schüler] schrieb die Verse dieses Buches und zeichnete die Bilder dazu auf den Stein bei A. Ruckenbrod in Berlin, der das Buch [...] druckte« (Druckvermerk). - Mit eigenhändiger, poetischer Widmung von der Dichterin »[George] Bernard Shaw sollte man nur zu seinen Welten, aber nicht zu seinen Jahren gratulieren, da wir Dichter keine Zeit kennen - höchstens nach der Uhr manchmal sehen, die immer vor geht: 12 Uhr Ewigkeit [folgt Zeichnung mit Mond und Stern]. | Der Prinz Jussuf von Theben aus dem Buch [...]«. Folgt Unterschrift und eigenh. Datierung »1. Dez. 1926 Berlin W, Der Sachsenhof, Motzstr. 78«. - Eine Begegnung der Dichterin mit dem englischen Dramatiker ist nicht überliefert, so dass wir die hier wohl keine Widmung für ihn, sondern eine Verbeugung vor ihm haben. - Als Blockbuch mit Kordelheftung gebunden. - Fehlender Rücken und Bastkordel der Bindung sind fachmännisch ersetzt. - Innen ein kleiner, unauffälliger restaurierter Randeinriss. [6 Warenabbildungen bei]

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

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

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