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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 London: The London & Counties Press Association, 1923-31. 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 . 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

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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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        ELBERT HUBBARD'S SCRAP BOOK

      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 .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM

      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        The Birds of California: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the Birds Found in the State, the Patron's edition in 4 Volumes

      San Diego: South Moulton Co., 1923. First edition. Small spot to front cover of volume 2 (barely noticeable), spines just a touch darkened, a magnificent copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xvii, 2121, 110 color plates by A. Brooks, 30 photogravures, 120 full page duotone plates, and 1100 half-tone text-figures. Full green morocco leather (crushed levant), lettered in gilt on the front covers, spine with multi-colored pictorial morocco inlays of birds positioned between tooled bands of birds in flight (each spine has a different design), each spine is lettered in gilt within the compartments, beveled edges on all covers, pictorial endpapers decorated with birds in flight, top page edges in gilt, sm folio (13 x 10.25 inches). This is the Patron's edition De Luxe limited to 250 numbered copies, this being no. 115; it is signed on the limitation page by Dawson. This is the most lavish of any of the editions of the Birds of California. No ownership marks.

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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

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1923., 1923. First Edition of the narrative of Shackleton's final expedition, with a Coloured Frontispiece, numerous Maps and over 100 Illustrations from Photographs. Large 8vo; pp. xvi, 372. Fine and bright publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine; gilt, black and white illustration of the Quest amongst the ice stamped to upper with titles in black, within black and white rule; pictorial end papers. A sound, near fine copy, with a bright and clean binding just a little rubbed to extremities; a few spots of foxing to edges. Tiny bookseller label to paste down.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Zane Grey Tappan's Burro First Edition First Printing

      Harper & Brothers, 1923. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Grey, Zane. Tappan's Burro First Edition First Printing. Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923. One of the best works from the greatest western author in history, Zane Grey. Illustrations in color by Frank Street and Charles S. Chapman. Hardcover. No jacket. Stated First Edition (with I-X). Book is tightly bound, square. Pictorial inlay cover. Previous owner writing on front free end page. Light bumping and rubbing. End pages and page edges foxed. G condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        El Cohete y la Estrella. (Con una caricatura lírica de J. B. por Juan Ramón Jiménez).

      - Madrid, Índice, 1923, 20 x 14 cm., tela original, retrato + 85 págs. + 6 h., las dos últimas blancas. (Buen ejemplar con todos sus márgenes y en excelente papel en tono ahuesado. Primera edición de la primera obra de este autor publicada por su amigo Juan Ramón Jiménez, director de la Revista Índice). POESÍAS

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        The Amateur Inn

      Hodder and Stoughton London: Hodder and Stoughton. (1923). First. First English edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with small chips at the spine ends. Author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly three times. A man freezes to death in the Berkshires on the year's hottest day. Very uncommon in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys M.A. F.S.A Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty. Transcribed from the Shorthand Manuscript in the Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By the Rev Mynors Bright M.A. Late Fellow and President of the College

      London: G. Bell & Sons. 1923. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Half Morocco. Very Good. 10 vols complete. Various paginations. Very handsome blue half morocco Roger de Coverley binding, with gilt lines and blue cloth boards. TEG. Very minor rubbing and the occasional tiny scuff mark to the leather, but this is a strikingly strong and clean set 104b

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        R. U. R.(ROSSUM'S UNIVERSALS ROBOT)

      LONDON: HUMPHREY MILFORD/OXFORD. F WRAPS. PUB 1923. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: TRANSLATED FROM THE CZECH BY P. SELVER AND ADAPTED FOR THE ENGLISH. ISBN: STAGE BY NIGEL PLAYFAIR. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. . Keywords: PLAY, FANTASY, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS): A PLAY IN THREE ACTS AND AN EPILOGUE ... Translated from the Czech by P. Selver and Adapted for the English Stage by Nigel Playfair

      London -: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press,. 1923. original printed black wrappers.. A fine, bright copy. A scarce edition of this influential work.. Enclosed in custom clamshell box. (#138579). First British edition. This adaptation differs from that of the 1923 Doubleday, Page edition. "This play was first performed in 1921 in Prague and has since that time been translated and performed through the world. The word robot which Josef Capek coined for the play, based on the Czech word robota, 'forced labor,' has become a part of most modern languages." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 38-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-37; (1981) 2-13; (1987) 2- 15; and (1995) 2-16. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 358. Negley, Utopian Literature 182. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1837-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 39.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Die Bücher der Bibel. Nach der Übersetzung v. Reuss

      Bln. u. Wien, B. Harz (1923).. 3 Bde. [Alles Erschienene]. Die Lehrdichtung/Die Liederdichtung/Überlieferung und Gesetz. 4°. 304; 328; 552 S. Mit je 1 Serien-, 1 Doppeltit. u. zahlr. Illustr. v. Ephraim Mose LILIEN. OHLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kap. u. Kanten berieb. Brieger 209ff.; MNE I, 113 .; Jüd. Lexikon III, 1113 - Vollständige Ausgabe. Umfaßt die Bde. 1: Überlieferung und Gesetz. Das Fünfbuch Mose und das Buch Josua. - Bd. 6: Die Liederdichtung. Die Psalmen. Die Klagelieder. Das Hohelied. - Bd. 7: Die Lehrdichtung. Die Sprüche. Hiob. Prediger. Ruth, Jona, Daniel, Esther.

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        A Voice From Mars.

      London, Arthur H. Stockwell. [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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trees of the Genealogia Deorum of Boccaccio

      Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1923. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, one of only 160 copies printed on handmade Fabriano Paper. With 21 plates, three of which are in beautiful full colour, with printed tissue guards. Also with fine engraved ititials and tables throughtout. 4to, publisher’s original half vellum over buff boards with small vellum corner-pieces. 24pp + plates. A very fine copy, near as pristine. SCARCE, LIMITED TO ONLY 160 COPIES. A study of the genealogical tables used to decorate Boccaccio's great mythological work, from manuscripts and the early printed editions. Genealogia deorum gentilium, known in English as On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentiles, is a mythography or encyclopedic compilation of the tangled family relationships of the classical pantheons of Ancient Greece and Rome, written in Latin prose in circa 1360 by the Italian author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio. The first printed edition was in Venice at the early date of 1472. By 1499, no fewer then eight editions had published, attesting to the popularity of the work. Ernest Hatch Wilkins was a respected authority on Italian literature. His teaching career began at Amherst as an instructor of Romance languages from 1900 to 1904, and continued at Harvard, where he taught from 1906 to 1912 and again from 1947 to 1950 as a visiting lecturer on Italian literature. In 1912 he went to the University of Chicago where he was successively Associate Professor and Professor of Romance languages until his move to Oberlin in 1927. From 1923 to 1926 he served the University as Dean of its College of Arts, Literature and Science Wilkins served as Oberlin College's seventh president from 1927 until his retirement in 1946. He authored several respected works on Dante, Petrarch and Papini. He was a corresponding member of the Accademia Della Crusca in Florence and was decorated with the Cavaliere della Corona d'Italia in 1920 for his international promotion of Petrarch and Dante.

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        Demian

      New York : Boni and Liveright , 1923 A nice collectible copy of this scarce first American edition of a literary classic. Pictorial cover boards are bright and clean with some bumping at extremities especially at one corner of the front board. Binding is solid. Text block and interior pages are clean and unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
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        DELIZIE GALANTI. DI INCISORI FRANCESI NEL SETTECENTO

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

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        MEKHIRES-YOYSEF

      Berlin; Vostok. 1923. Pictoral boards. 4to. [86] pages. 20x26cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Selling Joseph”. Illustrations, cover and fonts designed by Joseph Chaikov. An illustrated retelling of the biblical story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. This story was one of the first Yiddish theatrical productions published in 1711 and has since become a popular Purim play. This modern prose version is based on the book "Tam-veyosher", adapting a Western text for modern Eastern readers. Max Weinreich was a co-founder of YIVO in Vilne, and published this book the same year as finishing his doctoral thesis on the history of Yiddish philology. Chaikov, a sculptor and graphic designer, was a member of the Russian avante-garde and later became an active soviet artist. In 1921 he published the first Yiddish sculpture book, “Skulptur”, advocating avant-garde sculpture as the new Jewish Art. Subjects: Joseph (Son of Jacob) . Bible – Illustrations. OCLC lists 10 copies. Original gilt pictorial velvet boards, spine taped. Very Good condition. (SPEC-36-11) .

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        FICHTER'S VOGEL EIN MARCHEN

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1923.. Small folio. Quarter vellum and pictorial boards. Boards a bit sunned at edges, otherwise a very good copy. First edition in this format, illustrated with twelve lithographs after drawings by Max Slevogt. The lithographs were printed by M.W. Lassally, and the letterpress by Jakob Hegner. One of 360 numbered copies, signed by the artist.

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        Ilias & Odyssee - [Iliad and the Odyssey. German ] - [Complete in 2 Uniform Volumes]. Translation by J. H Voss

      Berlin, Im Askanischen Verlag, [1923-1924], 1923. The splendid Askanischen Verlag edition. Designed by otto von Holten; The splendid Askanischen Verlag edition. 1st in this form. Limited to 1000 numbered sets. Subjects; Wood-engraving, German -- Germany -- Berlin -- 20th century. Printing --Germany --Berlin --Specimens. Homer -- Iliad -- Odyssey -- Ancient Greek literature -- Classics -- Epic poetry. Language: German. Thick small folio set in gilt-tooled full vellum; top edges gilt, others uncut. Raised bands with the spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Front hinge of volume 1 starting. An exceptional set overall; scans and additional detail on request.

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        Jesus of the Emerald

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

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        KO-JI HO^-TEN

      1923. Paperback. WEBER, V.-F. "KO-JI HO-TEN" Dictionnaire a l'usage des amateurs et collectionneurs d'objets d'art japonais et chinois. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1923. Limited edition: This copy is number 217, from an edition of 585, signed by Weber. Profusely illustrated - with over 2100 text illustrations and 75 plates, of which five are in color. Two folio volumes: 40 x 30 cm. (15 3/4 by 12 in.). V. 1: 512 pp. V. 2: 512 pp. + 138 pp. appendices, + 4 pp. 'Liste des corrections secondaires' laid-in. Bound in their original red-and-black-printed paper wrappers. Wrappers show occasional light soiling but are generally clean. Volume 2 has a closed tear at the crown. Both volumes are quite clean and crisp within, though occasionally over opened (- which isn't surprising given the size and weight of these volumes in relation to their paper bindings). Housed in matching blue and white patterned-cloth chitsu cases, lined with marbled paper, with cloth labels. The bright chitsu cases have darkened slightly along their top-edges and backs. An attractive copy of the rare signed limited edition of Weber's classic work on Japanese and Chinese culture, religion and art. It provides information about famous sites in both countries, as well as information about historical and legendary personages; describes manners and customs, festivals and religious practices; and provides biographies, signatures and other distinguishing marks of the painters, sculptors, engravers, ceramists, and other artists and craftsmen. It also offers summaries of the Japanese and Chinese tales and legends that have inspired the artists of the two countries in their works and in the ornamentation of furniture and other objects.

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        Jacob's Room [Rare Signed Copy]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original yellow cloth with a paper spine label, lacking the rare dust jacket, SIGNED AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF on the half-title as follows: "Virginia Woolf / Oct. 1923"; Virginia Woolf's third novel, in which she presents Jacob Flanders' life story from his childhood through his adulthood until he is killed during World War I. In this important modernist work, Woolf presents Jacob's life story primarily through various women in his life who give their own perspectives of him -- an experimental form and a dramatic departure from her more conventional prior novels. A mere 1,500 copies of the first American edition were printed. The book was first published in England in a Subscriber's edition of 40 copies (only a few of which are on the market), issued prior to the UK trade edition and for which Woolf filled in a preprinted Subscriber's slip with the book's title and the Subscriber's name. She also signed and dated the slips Oct. 1922. The Subscriber's slip, signed separately from the book, then would be tipped onto the book's front free endpaper. Here we have a Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing. The book is mildly askew at the spine, shows light handling soil, moderate bumps and some wear to the board corners, some modest spotting to the boards, thin and low diagonal bump across rear board, light pushing to the spine ends, some wear to the spine label's edges, and a short marginal tear to the first page of text -- not affecting the text. As noted above, the Subscribers copies were signed on a slip which then was tipped onto the book's front free endpaper -- i.e. the book itself was not signed. In the copy presented here, however, Woolf has signed and dated the book itself. Copies of this important work actually signed by Woolf are extraordinarily scarce to the market. Furthermore, this copy has an excellent Provenance, having come from the Estate of decorated Naval veteran and noted Actor Douglas Fairbanks, whose bookplate resides on the book's front pastedown. A Very Good copy of an important Virginia Woolf novel, with the book itself SIGNED AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF. RARE INDEED.

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        Lettres D'Odilon Redon

      Paris et Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, one of only 110 numbered deluxe copies on Vélin d'Arches à la cuve, with 3 original etchings by Redon. Preface by Marius-Ary Leblond. Paris et Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire, 1923. Octavo, original decorative paper wrappers; custom cloth box. Wrappers in remarkable condition; very clean, just one small closed tear; the most minimal wear to the tail of the spine. Internally very clean and partially unopened. A superb and very beautiful copy. Rare.

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        The Coca-Cola Company: Opinions, Orders, Injunctions, And Decrees

      1923. [Trademarks]. [Coca-Cola]. [Supreme Court, United States]. The Coca-Cola Company: Opinions, Orders, Injunctions, And Decrees Relating to Unfair Competition and Infringement of Trade-Mark. [Atlanta: The Coca-Cola Company, 1923]. 648, viii pp. Color plates. Facsimiles. Original buckram, three lettering pieces to spine, two red, one black. Light shelfwear and soiling, tiny chip to edge of spine label, internally fresh. * First edition. Illustrated throughout with several color reproductions of cola company trademarks, this volume collects briefs and other documents relating to the several appellate, district and U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding the Coca-Cola trademark from 1886 to 1923, including a famous decision by Justice Holmes. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Catholic University, Jenkins, University of Cincinnati and University of Denver).

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        Manuale dell'uccellatore.

      Subject: (Uccellagione). Milano, Hoepli, 1923. 16mo leg. orig. br. cop. ill. (con qualche fioritura) pp. XVI-271 con 83 inc. n.t. e una tav. f.t. (Ceresoli, 255)

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        Cold Chills" with Louise Fazenda. (Supervised by Jack White. E.W. Hammons Presents a Jack White Production. Educational Pictures "The Spice of the Program".)

      Educational Film Exchanges, Inc - 1923. () Very good. Original poster. 42" X 28". Verticle crease and three horizontal creases where it was folded. Dark, bold colours and strong imagery. Minimal wear and creasing near edges. A fantastic poster. Dramatic Poster advertising a 1923 short comedy film starring Lige Conley and Louise Fazenda. Fazenda was a gawky, highly popular slapstick funny girl silent film star of the time who starred in several silent shorts and full length films. She started as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty. Some of her movie roles include: the Old Maid, A Dream Comes True, and Ever Since Eve. Poster depicts a fantastic image of a maid holding a candle stick. A man in black looks as though he is about to grab her. The expressions on each face are comedically extreme. A great old film poster! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Islamic Bookbindings

      London::: Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd,, 1923.. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. One of 550 copies. 167 pages with 36 tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards, of which 3 are folding. The plates themselves are facsimile reproductions of interior and exterior book covers, with the edges cut to replicate the original. The colour quality is outstanding. The items reproduced date from the 14th through the 19th centuries and are from Egypt, Persia and Turkey. On the facing page is the title and description in gilt-stamped borders. Golden orange cloth with gilt-lettered maroon morrocco spine label. Light exterior wear to cover, hinges strengthened with cloth, contents in excellent, clean condition. Folio. 14 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches.

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        REMINISCENCES OF A STOCK OPERATOR

      New York: George H. Doran Company, [1923].. 299pp. Half title. Original green cloth, spine gilt. Slightly cocked, minor shelf wear, small tears in cloth at bottom of spine. Very fresh internally. Very good. Lacks the dust jacket. The second printing of the first edition of this classic fictionalized biography of the famed stock trader, Jesse Lauriston Livermore. The first edition is distinguished by being in a slightly larger format, bound in tan cloth, with the title stamped in blind on the front board and in gilt on the spine. It is a detailed and informative primer on trading and speculation, and remains a valuable source of insight to this day. A legendary rarity in any form.

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        [An important Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, from the 1920s concerning the early days of Broadcasting in the UK]

      1923-1935. Full calf soft cover, fits snugly into a new custom built black cardboardsurround and sturdy black cloth slipcase. In excellent condition. Scrapbook, pp.100 filled with newspaper cuttings. The cuttings report various subjects- from the formation of the BBC, John Logie Baird, first broadcasts of Harry Lauder, Dame Nellie Melba, Sir John Reith, beginning of TV, tthe thermionic valve, crystal sets, telephones, Glasgow Broadcasting Station and its role in early broadcasting, attempts to communicate by 'wireless radio' with Martians. The cuttings are interspersed with manuscript notes on technical aspects of early broadcasting A fascinating scrapbook giving a unique insight into the early days of TV, radio and telephony

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        NEW HAMPSHIRE: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition, The Limited First Edition printing of 350 copies only, SIGNED by Frost. Woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. 8vo, publisher’s original polished black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine panel and with fine gilt decoration and lettering to the upper cover. 113 pp. A fine copy just slightly mellowed on the spine. THE IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE SIGNED BY ROBERT FROST. NEW HAMPSHIRE is one of Frost’s earliest works and also one of his greatest. The collection includes the title-poem, one of his longer works, as well as over 35 others. It includes such well known poems as; “Star-Splitter, “Dust to Snow” and perhaps one of his most often recited works “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, a perennial holiday favorite in New England and other chilly climes. Considered one of the greatest 20th century American poets, Frost also won much acclaim and popularity throughout the English speaking world. J.J. Lankes and Robert Frost enjoyed a long professional and personal association. Lankes’ woodcuts beautified many of Frost’s published works.

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        GAME BIRDS AND WILD-FOWL

      - OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. Written and illustrated by A. Thorburn, F. Z. S. Containing thirty plates in colour, showing fifty-eight species. Longmans, Green and Co. New York, Toronto, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras. 1923. In fólio (38x29 cm) com vii, 78 pags. Encadernação do editor, com coifas e cantos cansados, e sem sobrecapas de protecção. Exemplar com leves picos de humidade nas folhas de guarda, e no geral um bom exemplar. Ilustrado com 30 mágnificas cromogravuras com as aves preferidas na caça em Inglaterra e na Irlanda: faisões, perdizes, patos, abetardas, etc. [EN] With vii, 79 pages and 30 fine plates, fine copy. Interior contents clean and tight, light foxing to first few and last blank endpapers, backstrip worn head and foot, corners bumped, else a very good copy in the publishers original red cloth binding gilt at spine and with 30 wonderful full coloured plates present and in fine condition with paper guards. Location/localizacao: 9-6-B-27

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The Game Birds And Wild-Fowl Of Great Britain And Ireland

      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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        Die Bücher der Bibel. Nach der Übersetzung v. Reuss

      Bln. u. Wien, B. Harz (1923).. 3 Bde. [Alles Erschienene]. Die Lehrdichtung/Die Liederdichtung/Überlieferung und Gesetz. 4°. 304; 328; 552 S. Mit je 1 Serien-, 1 Doppeltit. u. zahlr. Illustr. v. Ephraim Mose LILIEN. OHLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. In Orig.-Schuber. In tadellosem, neuwertigen Zustand. Brieger 209ff.; MNE I, 113; Jüd. Lexikon III, 1113 - Vollständige Ausgabe. Umfaßt die Bde. 1: Überlieferung und Gesetz. Das Fünfbuch Mose und das Buch Josua. - Bd. 6: Die Liederdichtung. Die Psalmen. Die Klagelieder. Das Hohelied. - Bd. 7: Die Lehrdichtung. Die Sprüche. Hiob. Prediger. Ruth, Jona, Daniel, Esther.

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        INVESTIGATIONS OF X-RAYS AND BETA-RAYS BY THE CLOUD METHOD. Part I. X-Rays And Part II Beta-Rays. Proceedings of the Royal Society Vol. CIV (104) pp. 1-24 & 192-212 +Plates

      London:: Royal Society,, 1923. Fine. Fine First Edition extracts of Wilson's classic papers on his cloud chamber from the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Bound in modern marbled boards with the title and contents pages from the volume. University library blindstamp title page. No other markings. The 21 cloud chamber pictures of X-rays and beta-rays on coated stock printed recto only were the the culmination of many years research by Wilson and at last showed the full potential of this method as a tool for particle physicists.

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

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

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        The World Crisis 6 Volumes - 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 Part I; 1916-1918 Part II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth. 1923. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Editions. H Full-Leather. Near Fine. 6 volumes 1923 -1931. Bound in a recent dark blue morocco with a red label , teg and gilt lines. Splendid set. 102b

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        The World Crisis. Including: 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 (Part 1 and 2); The Aftermath; and The Eastern Front

      Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923-31,, 1923. FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes; 8vo; pp. I. (vi) + 536, II. 577, III. (x) + 589, IV. 474, V. 368, VI. 368. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Beautifully bound in recent half dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'Lion Rampant' tooling to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt. Errata slips present. Foxing to edges and first 20 pages of vol.I; only marginal, very light and very occasional thereafter, as for a couple of other volumes. A very elegant set. Woods A31(a). Langworth 103.

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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). . First edition, six volumes, 8vo. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations, Errata slip tipped onto the half title of volume IV, contemporary signature to the fly leaf in volume I, a few spots, mostly to endpapers. Original gilt titled dark blue cloth, spine ends a little bumped, minor rubbing and bumping to the extremities of volume II, otherwise an excellent bright set. Woods, A31(a).

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