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        LETTRES A L'AMAZONE

      Paris André Plicque 1923. 20.7x20.5 cm., 305 pp., édition illustrées de bois originaux de Paul Baudier et d'une lettre autographe de l'auteur, pages coupés avec différentes dimensions, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 750 exemplaires dont 30 sur papier hollande van gelder numérotés de 21 à 50.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The Ship That Sailed To Mars

      London: George G. Harrap, 1923. Hardcover. Very good. One of 2000cc. Large quarto Illustrated title and 48 tipped in colored plates by the author. Original gray boards, lettered on upper cover, white parchment spine decorated elaborately in gilt. Prelims and spine a bit foxed, extremities just a bit worn with some light scuffing to the boards, otherwise a very god copy with strong hinges and excepting a small tear to the edge of "The Sorrowful Planet" text plate, an internally fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        LES BIJOUX INDISCRETS. ( SAUVAGE ILLUSTRÉ)

      Paris, Éditions René Kieffer, 1923. . Sylvain Sauvage. Relié, demi - maroquin (dos, coins), plats marbré, dos orné de fil. doré et de pièce de titre doré, page de garde marbré, tranches doré, 20,5x27cm, (1) couverture d' éditeur, 255pp(3), couverture d' éditeur, illustré en couleur. N° 235 de 600 exemplaires numéroté. Ouvrage orné avec 25 eaux-fortes coloriées de Sylvain Sauvage.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The World Crisis

      London, Thornton Butterworth Limited, , 1923–31. [Vol. I: 1911–1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front.] 5 volumes in 6, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, titles to upper boards blindstamped. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Endpapers of Volumes III & IV somewhat browned, as often, some spotting to edges, light bumping to spines and corners otherwise a nice bright set. First editions, first impressions throughout. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). In aim and method, it foreshadows his Second World War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Golfing Life

      Chapman & Hall, Ltd., London,, 1923. Told to Clyde Foster. With a foreword by Field Marshall Earl Haig. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Numerous photographic illustrations. Early ownership inscription to the front pastedown, spine a little faded but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Impression. Herd was a stalwart at St Andrews and a golfing partner of the great and the good of his day.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dessins / Jean Cocteau

      Paris : Librairie Stock, 1923. 1st Edition. Physical description.: 272 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 28 cm. Subject: Caricatures - France - 20th century. Very good in the original full, blind-stamped leather; raised bands. Spine bands worn with some minor loss to the upper area. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, clean and strong. Edition limited to 400 copies (this no. 355), SIGNED by the author. Additional scans available upon request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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, the sister of Jennie, later Lady Randolph Churchill. Whilst the volume is not inscribed to her, it is a nice family association nonetheless. Woods, A31(a). The “second edition” was published the same month as the first and is referred to as the second impression in later issues.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The World Crisis. Comprising: Vol.I: 1911-1914; Vol. II: 1915; Vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; Vol. V: The Aftermath; Vol. VI: The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931., 1923. 6 large volumes; FIRST EDITIONS. I: pp.(vi) + 536, II: pp.577, III: pp.(x) + 589, IV: pp.474, V: pp.368, VI: pp.368. Errata slips to vols. I and IV present. The vol.I is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Churchill and dated 1935 on first blank. The volume has been recased in a first issue case with new end papers. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). The gilt to spines is bright. Overall a lovely and sound set of this history of the first world war in the original cloth. The final volume was printed in fewer numbers than the rest. Complete sets of this work in their original cloth binding are getting difficult to obtain. Woods A31(a). Langworth 103.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Parts I & II, exceedingly rare, jacketed "traveller's" copies issued before the first printing of the normal trade editions

      Thornton Butterworth Ltd. "The World Crisis" is Winston Churchill's epic and acclaimed history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. The set was originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. The 1916-1918 Part I & Part II books of 1927 comprise the middle of the set. Any World Crisis first editions in dust jackets are quite rare, but offered here may be the rarest to be had - jacketed "traveller's" copies of the British first edition of the two 1916-1918 books, Parts I & II, which were issued even before the normal first edition, first printing. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen, "There exists an early, and extremely rare, issue of the volume without the Index, described by the publisher on a tipped-on typed label on the title pages and dust jackets of both Parts as a 'ROUGH PRINTED COPY / For traveller's use only and not for sale'." Here is the only such set we have ever seen offered with the original dust jackets. Contents and pagination are identical to the first edition, first printings (including all maps, charts, etc.) with two exceptions: omission of the seven-page index at the end of Part II and lack of the errata at the Part II half-title. These two omissions confirm that issuance of these "traveller's" copies preceded the normal British first trade printings. The print itself is slightly lighter, but otherwise identical and the volumes themselves bulk slightly thicker. The blue cloth bindings differ only in being a slightly brighter shade of dark blue than the dark navy of the normal British first trade printings. The dust jackets are identical in content and size to those of the normal first printing. However, of special note, the jackets are printed on the same thick, light greenish paper as the first printing of the 1911-1914 volume, rather than the notoriously acidic and brittle yellowish grey paper of the normal British first trade printings, making these jackets unique variants. The dust jackets each bear a 3.25 inch wide by .75 inch tall typed label affixed to the front face of the dust jackets, as specified by Ronald Cohen, reading: "ROUGH PRINTED COPY / For traveller's use only and / not for sale". Identical labels are affixed to each title page. The Part II labels both have an additional notation in pencil "*without the Index". It is difficult to overstate the scarcity of these very special, jacketed volumes. Condition is very good plus in very good minus dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are tight, clean, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt, and only minimal wear to extremities. The contents of both volumes show transfer browning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps. There are no inscriptions or previous ownership marks. Internal spotting is light and intermittent, primarily confined to the prelims. The page edges of both volumes are spotted with some minor soiling to the top and fore edges. The dust jackets are substantially complete, with some chipping at the spine ends, corners, and folds. The rear hinge of the Part I dust jacket is split; an ancient strip of deteriorated cellotape has been carefully removed, leaving a bit of residue. The Part II front face has a faint, roughly 3 inch circular moisture stain at the top center (that does not affect the binding beneath). Both jackets are now protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers backed with acid-free paper. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-1&2), Woods/ICS A31(ab)3a&3b.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The World Crisis

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, April 1923 - October 1923 - 1927 - 1927 - March 1929 - 1931. Five volumes in 6 (as issued), octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches). Half-titles, various errata slips. Numerous maps, charts and facsimile documents (some folding), illustrations. 20th-century blue half morocco over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with dot rolls, lettered in the second, third and fourth compartments, the others bordered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt (some fading to the spines). A finely bound set: all first editions of Churchill's monumental history of the the First World War. Churchill had been well-placed through much of the First World War to offer some real insight into the causes and course of the conflict. He embraced the project with enthusiasm, and the work was published relatively quickly (he worked by dictating to secretaries whilst he strode about the room). The author deals with his own pre-war reorganization of the Royal Navy, offers justificatiion for his Gallipoli policy, and criticism of Field-Marshall Haig's strategy. Woods A31(a)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        MICROMÉGAS. Histoire Philosophique. [A seminal work in the Science Fiction genre]

      Paris:: Ducros & Colas,, 1923. Near Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 405 copies on vélin à la forme. THIS IS No. 157. Art Deco design binding by Réne Kieffer with his label on ffep. Dark green full morocco leather binding with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, silk bookmark. Mild cover edge wear. Complete with 47 beautiful pochoir color images (including original wrapper) by Joseph Hémard between 1.5" by 1.1" and 5.5" by 4.8" in size. Original wrappers bound in. The binding covers are blindstamped with a circular geometric design including stars surrounded by rectangular blindstamping. Micromégas is pictured in the center with the the relatively smaller alien from Saturn balanced on his hand. The spine is blindstamped with geometric and star elements, gilt lettering. A Scarce lovely complementary binding by a French master of the art. 8vo. 53, [2] pp. In a custom cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on the spine.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, inscribed before publication To Jack from Winston in the Gallipoli volume

      Here is a full set of six first edition, first printings. An important author's inscription in volume II is inked on the ffep in four lines, dated eight days prior to publication, and reads: "To Jack / from / Winston / 22 Oct 1923". Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. We see a preponderance of sets with inscribed volumes from 1927. By then Churchill had returned to power and was serving as the powerful Chancellor of the Exchequer. Volumes inscribed in 1923 seem considerably more scarce; in 1923 Churchill's Liberal political party was in ruin and Churchill himself was without a seat in Parliament. Rarer still are volumes inscribed with only Churchill's first name, indicating that the recipient was family, a personal friend, or a close associate. The inscribed volume in this set is Volume II - the most important volume, since it provides Churchill's perspective on the Dardanelles offensive. By far the likeliest person to whom Churchill would have inscribed this book thus is Churchill's younger brother, John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill. Jack and Winston were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900. Most pertinent, Jack served with distinction in the First World War, including at Gallipoli. He was awarded the British Distinguished Service Order, as well as the French Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur. Jack and Winston remained close throughout Jack's life. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack died of heart disease in 1947. What we can state definitively is that this is an inscription to someone close to the author in a pre-publication copy of the first printing of the most important volume of Churchill's history of the First World War. The inscribed 1915 volume is in very good condition. The binding is square, clean, and tight, with minor wear at the corners, spine ends, and hinges. The contents are bright and crisp. Spotting is mostly confined to the prelims and page edges, but unfortunately by far the most heavily spotted page is the inscribed ffep. Nonetheless, the inscription is excellent, with no fading or smudging. The remaining five volumes are a credit to the inscribed Volume II and make this a truly superior set. The exteriors are uniformly clean with only trivial shelf wear, bright gilt, and square corners. There are no inscriptions, bookplates, or previous ownership markings of any kind. Minor spotting is confined to the text block edges of the 1916-1918 and 1911-1914 volumes. The Eastern Front is an especially clean, tight copy. The Aftermath is almost equally fine, marred only by a slight vertical crease in the spine that looks to be a binding flaw. The two 1916-1918 volumes are remarkably clean, flawed only by a hint of spotting to the text block edges. Transfer browning to the endpapers testify that they possessed their original dust jackets for many years. The 1911-1914 volume has an immaculate exterior save for light wear at the head of the spine. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A Tentative Theory of Light Quanta, The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, XLVII, 6th Series, January ? June 1924

        FIRST EDITION of the first English edition of three papers by Louis de Broglie, heralding a new era in physics -- the birth of quantum mechanics. The English translation is a translation of de Broglie?s three ?Notes? published in Comptes Rendus in September and October 1923.  The English edition includes an addition to the three papers and a postscript ? de Broglie provides a generalization of the theory that is consistent with the special theory of relativity.  This addition was not published in Comptes.  "Louis de Broglie's conception of the wave-particle duality in 1923 opened up new experimental possibilities, initiating the era of modern quantum mechanics" (Medicus, Heinrich A., "Fifty years of matter waves", Physics Today, Volume 27, Issue 2). De Broglie?s ?greatest talent was a gift for spotting the obvious ? or rather, for spotting what would eventually become obvious to everyone else.  He thought deeply about the mysterious wave-particle duality that had been pointed out by Einstein as early as 1909, and arrived at a question that must have seemed almost childish at the time: if electromagnetic waves are also particles, then might not particles of seemingly solid matter (such as electrons) be somehow also waves?  If this were so, then beams of electrons would have a wavelength and a frequency just like light, and this would offer a ready explanation of Bohr's quantization conditions: an electron in its orbit about the nucleus would be like a standing wave, such as the wave in a plucked guitar string, and only an integral number of wavelengths could fit into an orbit.  This very simple insight could have been seen (but was not) by anyone from about 1913 onwards. "Using facts about momentum and the behavior of waves from Einstein?s special relativity, de Broglie derived simple but elegant formulas for the wavelike properties of particles, and also found yet another new derivation of Planck?s blackbody law...  The quantum mechanical properties of matter become important when the de Broglie wavelength of an object is comparable to or larger than its size, while the wavelength for a classical object such as a car is utterly negligible" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 53). This volume of Philosophical Magazine contains another importent paper in the history of Quantum Mechanics": "The Quantum Theory of Radiation" by BOHR, KRAMERS AND SLATER, pp. 785-802.  CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume offered.  Ex-libris with armorial bookplate on pastedown, small stamp on the rear of the title page.  Bound in three quarter calf over cloth with 5 gilt-tooled raised bands at the spine.  Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels.  Minor rubbing and scuffing at the edges and on the spine.  The front board is starting to loosen a bit but is still holding tight and solid.  Bright and very clean throughout.   

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        THE WASTE LAND

      Richmond: Printed and Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1923.. Marbled paper over boards, printed label. Neatly rebacked, with a considerable portion of the original spine laid down, some wear at fore- tips and edges, some sunning at edges, 1938 ink ownership signature; a good copy. First British edition, printed by the Woolfs in an edition of ca. 460 copies from type hand-set by Virginia. The label on this copy features Gallup's state 2 of three variants (with single line rules), no priority. Although published eight months after the U.S. edition, this printing of Eliot's poem offers a special attraction due to the imprint. The final two leaves (the 2nd blank and utilized, as normal, for the pastedown) remain unopened at top, and the small booklabel of Shakespeare & Company (the original incarnation) therefore appears in the lower fore- corner of p. [37], with its list of "Previous Publications" of the Hogarth Press. GALLUP A6c. WOOLMER 28. MODERN MOVEMENT 30b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Waste Land

      Richmond: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. G : in Good condition blue marbled slip case. Slight edge-wear and fade. Occasional light foxing. Unopened. 1923. First English Edition. Blue hardback marbled boards. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 35pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      Letter. Normal folds from mailing. Near Fine. At the bottom of a letter to O'Casey from Robert J. Lyons of the Lyons Theatre-News Service requesting notes about his character Minnie Powell from his play THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN to be played by Susan Strasberg. His response: "I've already sent a number of notes to play's Director--at his request. I shouldn't venture instruction or suggestion (except by personal request) 3000 miles away from where rehearsals are. Susy Strasberg will, I'm sure, give her own rendering of the part---as all great artists do, & must do; and I'm sure she will show Minnie Powell to New York in a fascinating way." SIGNED in full. THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN is a 1923 play set during the Irish War of Independence. It centers on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin. It is the first in O'Casey's "Dublin Trilogy," the other two being JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (1924) and THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (1926).

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Zur Affinen Feldtheorie. {Relativity]

      Berlin: Berlin: Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XVIII, 1923 Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Zur affinen Feldtheorie. Offprint from Sitzungsberichten der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1923. XVIII. 8vo.,4, [137-140] First edition. Orange wrappers. A fine fresh copy in the rare off-print form marked with an asterisk by Weil, denoting a major paper ("Sonderabdruck") & deemed of sufficient interest that a translation was published in Nature Magazine. "Einstein's attempts to formulate a unified field theory [the theoretical framework to account for the fundamental forces of nature.] stemmed from his dissatisfaction with the general relativity theory, which did not adequately incorporate the electromagnetic field into the geometry of space-time". Einstein's first investigation of Weyl's ideas, published in the present paper which Weyl had begun working on in 1918. Weyl was investigating the possibility of constructing a unified field theory preserving the dimensionality of space-time while formally altering its geometry, making it a special case of the class known as affine geometries*. However Einstein later rejected Weyl's theory. "Weil No. 132*; Schilpp--Shields No. 171; Alicke No.113; Norman Library 698; Boni 141. *Affine Geometry is not concerned with the notions of circle, angle and distance. It's a known dictum that in Affine Geometry all triangles are the same. In this context, the word affine was first used by Euler (affinis). In modern parlance, Affine Geometry is a study of properties of geometric objects that remain invariant under affine transformations (mappings). Affine transformations preserve collinearity of points: if three points belong to the same straight line, their images under affine transformations also belong to the same line and, in addition, the middle point remains between the other two points." The early Offprints from "Sitzungsberichten." are called "Sonderabdruck" up to Weil No.165 (including this). From Weil 166 they are called "Sonderausgabe.". - Before 161 (up to 160) the Offprints do not have separate title and pagination (the pagination follows the numbering in the periodical). From 166 the Offprint has both separate printed title and pagination. - ( So Weil Nos 161-165 is still "Abdruck", but with separate title and pagination)." . First Thus.

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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. (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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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH IN RARE DUST JACKET. Originally published in German in 1923, Bambi was first translated into English by the young Whittaker Chambers and became an immediate success in the English-speaking world. With foreword by John Galsworthy and delightful illustrations by Kurt Wiese. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with light, minor wear to spine extremities (with small half-inch closed tear to rear panel) and a few small ink spots on front panel. An excellent copy, rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        HORSES AND MEN. TALES, LONG AND SHORT, FROM OUR AMERICAN LIFE

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper. Fine in light orange cloth with a perfect paper label. The dust jacket is bright and intact--with no chipping--but there is a small closed tear which has caused wrinkling on the lower front panel. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the half-title page and there is a small notation in pencil on the front blank: "autograph by Anderson for F.W.S." This copy was previously owned by Frederick W. Skiff (noted Portland rare book collector and author of ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA) and then became part of the Estelle Doheny Collection of American Literature. Both the Skiff and Doheny bookplates are present. Signed copies of Anderson's books in fine condition are becoming very difficult to find, especially in dustwrappers.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923.. First edition of the author's first Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Inscribed by the author, "But I have promises to keep Robert Frost For Herbert Kenney Breadloaf August 1956". One of Frost's most well-known works, one that includes "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.

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        NEW HAMPSHIRE. A POEM WITH NOTES AND GRACE NOTES

      New York: Henry Holt, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the corners and faint dampstaining to the very edge of the boards and endpapers. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. J. J. Lankes. Fourth Printing of this, one of Frost's most notable books and winner of his first Pulitzer Prize containing such poems as "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice." Illustrated with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. This copy is INSCRIBED "For Roger Williams" and SIGNED by the poet on the title page with one of his most famous first lines, from "Mending Wall" from his collection NORTH OF BOSTON: "Something there is that doesn't love a wall.

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        An Extensive Archive of the German Documentary Film Producer, Paul Lieberenz, Containing Photographs, Passports, Original Film Typescripts, Copper Engraved Plates and Much More, from 1923 to 1954

      Lieberenz is Best Known for Wild Game Filming in Africa, and a Journey to Inner Asia with Sven Hedin Cinematography archive, the travels and works of Paul Lieberenz from 1923 to 1954, including some lesser known films and some that may have never seen production, features over 345 photographs including 2 large professional portraits, 4 passports and other identification, 11 dossiers containing innumerable letters and assorted documents, original film typescripts, 2 large binders of contracts with production studios and related material, 8 personalized steel and copper engraved plates, newspaper reviews, and 9 pocket sized day journals. Also includes some posthumous items relating to his death and a biography in his honour, up to 1970. Most text is in German, with a scant few documents in both German and English. Water damage to some passports, most likely occurring in the field, otherwise the lot in very good condition. Contained in acid free archival boxes for extra protection. Paul Lieberenz (1893-1954) was a German filmmaker and writer whose fame derived particularly from his expeditions and subsequent documentaries on wild game in Africa. He was one of the first German documentary film producer, and was equalled by few in his century. Between 1923 and 1939 he travelled several times to Africa. His work saw him to Abyssinia in 1923, Egypt in 1924, Cameroons in 1925, Belgian Congo and South Africa 1931, Portuguese Angola, and Liberia in 1947, the latter of which forms a large part of this archive. Prior to this, in 1927-28 Lieberenz undertook an expedition with Sven Hedin to Inner Mongolia and Lapland, the most elaborately equipped of Hedin's expeditions. This resulted in some spectacular footage at least one book. In filming of the journey from Beijing inland to Urumqi, through rock pierced plains and vast deserts, with a caravan counting over 300 camels, and numerous assistants, he filmed one especially dramatic sandstorm. His beautifully illustrated firsthand account was published in his book titled "Mit Sven Hedin durch Asiens Wüsten, nach dem Tagebuch des Filmoperateurs der Expedition, Paul Lieberenz" [With Sven Hedin Across the Deserts of Asia, from the Diary of the Expedition's Film Director, Paul Lieberenz]. Highlights from the archive include: Four German (4) Passports, two (2) international driver's licenses, and other forms of identification belonging to Paul Lieberenz. Passports span the years of 1923-1943, illustrating travels to Egypt in 1924, to the Cameroons in 1925, to the Belgian Congo and South Africa 1931, to Spain via France in 1937, and much more. The second passport, valid from 1927 to 1932 was issued by the German Embassy in Peking, 23 March 1927, whilst Lieberenz was accompanying Sven Hedin on his Sino-Swedish expedition to Mongolia. Interesting passports with numerous customs clearances and colour stamps, unusually replete with verbose annotations. Also included is a motor car registration (kraftfahrzeugschein). Two identification cards (Ausweis-karte) from 1946 and 1948 each also feature a portrait photograph. A European Union Card from 1951, the first year of its issue, features 19 green stamps. Six (6) steel print plates and two (2) copper print plates, for engraving the name and titles of "Paul Liberenz, Filmproduktion", for both Berlin-Temperlhof and berlin-Wilmersdorf. One plate prints his signature. The largest and heaviest weighs 436 grams. The life and works of Paul Lieberenz in over 325 photographs, with particular attention to travels to inner Asia with Sven Hedin in 1927-1928, and to Liberia in 1947. We find 145 images mounted to 29 folio black cardstock leafs, capture memorable scenes of the filmmaker's family, colleagues and actors, possibly other film producers, travels abroad, career highlights and celebrations. A substantial number of these are from travels with Sven Hedin, including enrapturing images of an Armenian village, impoverished nomadic people, never-ending mountain ranges, and Arabic communities. In itself a visual bibliography, other images are taken in Gemany, Kaffa province in Abyssinia, Liberia, Egypt, and Mongolia, and span most of his lifetime. Photographs vary in size, two are panoramic views, the majority measuring 12 x 17 cm, and three large ones measuring 29 x 33cm. A dossier contains 120 spectacular photographs taken in Liberia in 1947 for his 'Stroll Around the World' film released in 1949. Images from this collection reveal, in vivid form, indigenous custom of the Pepper Coast shortly after the country became a vocal critic of the South African apartheid regime. Together with two signed publicity photographs professionally printed and mounted by J.V. Tucholka of Berlin-Charlottenburg, each measuring 23 x 17 cm, with penciled signature to mount. Together with a small string-tied album of 54 photographs centered around Germany, but also featuring some views of Pillau (now Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia), and a sojourn to East Prussia from 2 to 22 July 1934. Contracts between Lieberenz and film production companies, and extensive correspondence, mostly from the 1950s, representing Twentieth Century Fox, the Transocean Film Company, and many German producers of kulturfilm. Housed in two very large ring binders, we find obscure and little known short film scripts, some possibly never having been produced, such as one on the elephants in Liberia, dated 1947. Also inserted between the documents of legalese and many letters, are a few more photographs, a rare quarto sized portrait of Wilhelm Filchner looking aptly weathered after expedition through Tibet in 1905 being a curious highlight. Ten (10) separate filmography dossiers pertaining to the planning, licensing, and execution of Lieberenz films, some virtually bursting with documents, in and of themselves historically illuminating whole serving to demonstrate the immense work involved in film production. Five of the dossiers pertain to the 'First German Liberia Expedition' which took place in 1947. Two of these are working drafts for publishing, titled "Frohe Studen bei dunklen Menschen [Happy Times spent with Dark People]" one of which is a 344 page typed narrative, the other containing 120 captioned photographs with reference to page numbers in the text. The volume of photographs is especially endearing to the nation's people and their traditional ways, as the photographer was immersed into the community for some time, affording us unusually carefree images of tribal chiefs, kings and queens, and so much more. Boards are heavily chipped at extremities, and one front is detached, otherwise contents are in very good condition. Two other dossiers contain innumerable documents and correspondence, and the final item pertaining to this expedition is a formal printing of the 'Plan and Organization' in yellow wrappers, with text in both German and English, and including a folding map. In addition to the Liberia expedition, five further dossiers continue to record the tireless work of one German filmographer. One of these contains more text for later, as well as a script for "Der Ranger" and related correspondence with the Assoiated British Picture Corporation, a lesser known film dealing with diamond mines in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Another which is titled 'Der Weg in die Welt [The Road to the World]' deals with German colonial schools and includes two offprints printed in 1974 and 1975 with the same title, contains documents from 1958 to 1970. Another titled 'Lieberenz Unterlagen 1954 [Lieberenz Documents]' contains official documents such as licenses for his own productions, some from the British Information Control Commission, some multi page reports to the Military Government of Germany which outlines film income and assets, so forth. Paul Lieberenz died 31 August 1954. A collection of 34 condolence letters and 1 telegram, sent to his wife Gerti from film institutes, movie producers, and the like, features many with mourning borders, most signed in the original by some notables of the time. Finally, the latest folder memorializes his contribution to a book by Von Franz Born titled "Ehrenbürger von Berlin" with a 9 part serial extract of the work illustrated with Lieberenz photographs, printed in a German newspaper, September to November 1961. Together with 5 letters to Gerti Lieberenz, of Lieberenz Filmproduktion, in 1962, relating to the book. Two (2) newspaper published reviews of his most famous works, one pertaining to the 1927-1928 Sven Hedin expedition and Lieberenz' captivating imagery, offering a large camels in desert scene with the article. The other is an article on his travels into 'unknown Africa' with Hans Schomburgh [Der Weg ins Unbekannte Afrika] with a full page cover photo. Nine (9) Pocket Diaries (Taschenkalender), each representing a single year between 1930 and 1954, in which was logged important appointments and such. The 1941 volume is tooled in gilt to front, with an insignia of a Union dated 1807. All are pocket size with leather boards, except the 1946 which has paper wraps. Further groupings of photographs and photographic postcards (not included in the above count), one of the latter bearing Lieberenz' signature, brief printed texts, and newspaper clippings are thematically organized. .

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        Epipsychidion by Percy Bysshe Shelley

      (Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1923). Quarto. 40pp. One of 222 copies. Printed on hand-made Marais paper in black and blue. This is the fourth book to bear the Officina Bodoni imprint, all of which were printed in 16-point Bodoni Catania. It was Mardersteig's ambition, even at this early phase in the development of the press, "to give the greatest possible variety of forms of expression with a few types", in this case, a single, very personal poem. Extremely light foxing to pastedowns, else fine in full vellum with Officina Bodoni device in gilt on front cover, and with the rare orange slipcase with inset leather label on front panel. Slipcase lacks portion of bottom edge and shows slight wear and sunning. (Mardersteig 4).

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        Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae. Juxta ritum sacri ordinis praedicatorum. Jussu editae

      Ditchling: Typographia S. Dominici [1923]. . Limited edition, one of 220 copies, 4to, (ii), 73, (2, 1 blank) pp. 12 wood engravings by Eric Gill. Not bound, held in a custom made folding box. “...the best example I have seen of English liturgical-music printing” (Stanley Morison). Taylor & Sewell A108. Evan Gill 384.

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        Giselle - Théâtre Romantique Russe".

      - 11 gouaches, sur papier cartonné, sur papier cartonné (feuilles 49 x 30 cm, dessins 45 x 27 environ), deux dessins datés et signés, en bas à gauche, 1923, encadré. Léon ZACK (Nijni Novgorod, Russie - Paris, 1980) fuit la Russie avec sa femme et sa petite fille en 1920. Il s'installe à Paris où il rencontre PICASSO et LARIONOV. Il s'intègre dans la scène artistique et réalise deux ans plus tard les décors et costumes pour les ballets russes de Boris ROMANOFF à Berlin. Ses premières lithographies datent de la même année. Il évolue peu à peu vers un style abstrait dans les années 1950. Boris ROMANOFF est un danseur et chorégraphe russe. A partir de 1913, il travaille pour DIAGHILEV et met en scène les musiques de STRAVINSKI. Il quitte la Russie en 1920 et dirige depuis l'Allemagne la compagnie qu'il a créée, le "Théâtre Romantique Russe". Le théâtre étant un des champs d'expression privilégiée de l'émigration russe, il travaille ensuite avec sa femme Elena SMIRNOVA et Anna PAVLOVA, formées à l'école impériale russe ; et l'Opéra Russe de Paris et les Ballets Russes de Montecarlo. Léon ZACK représente tous les personnages du folklore russe : les princes, les tsars, les moujiks, les bergers, les dames de compagnie, les paysannes, les tsarines et les musiciens. La compagnie a monté cinq spectacles "Nuit Andalouse" (d'après L'Arlésienne de BIZET), "La Danseuse et la Larronne" (d'après MOZART), "Quatrocento" (ballet sur les nouvelles et peintures de la Renaissance italienne), "La Pâtisserie enchantée", et de nombreux ballets. Elle effectue des tournées en Autriche, Espagne, Etats Unis, Allemagne, France et Angleterre. Les gouaches sont des études préparatoires à "Giselle", le plus célèbre ballet de la compagnie (création originale de Adolphe Adam et Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint Georges pour l'Opéra de Paris en 1841) ; c'est l'archétype du ballet romantique où l'héroïne, par amour, danse jusqu'à en mourir. ROMANOV travaille d'après la chorégraphie de Marius PETIPA (créée en 1884 pour le théâtre de Saint Pétersbourg), mais toutes les danses classiques du premier acte sont remplacées par des danses de caractère. Giselle, intérprétée par Eléna SMIRNOVA, revêt le costume d'une petite paysanne. Il s'est inspiré d'un ballet de TAGLIONI, "Sylphide", dont l'action se situe en Ecosse : il y a transporté le thème du ballet. On peut voir dans la suite proposée un costume traditionnel écossais avec le kilt traditionnel, la cornemuse, et brodé sur les rubans des chausses, une des devises du Royaume-Uni ("Honni soit qui mal y pense"). Les danseurs, Elena KRUGER (La Princesse Bathilde), Boris ROMANOV (Hilarion, un garde chasse), Eléna SMIRNOVA (Giselle), et OBOUKHOV (Le Duc Albrecht) (in Nina TIKANOVA, "La Jeune fille en bleu, Pétersbourg-Paris-Berlin", Paris, L'Age d'Homme, pp. 65-67). Le ballet a été présenté aux Théâtres des Champs Elysées en 1923. Petites taches, déchirures, plis et légers manques de papiers. Oeuvre originale

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        Rivista (La) illustrata del "Popolo d'Italia". Bimensile, poi mensile. Fondatori: A. Mussolini, M. Morgagni (anche direttore). Anni I: NN. 1-3 (agosto-dicembre 1923); II: NN. 1-12 (ultimo doppio); III: NN. 1-12; IV: NN. 1-6; V-XV: NN. 1-12; XVI-XVII: NN. 2-12: non uscito il n. 1 (fasc. di gen. 1938) sostituito da un'edizione speciale per il 3-9 maggio: "Hitler nell'Italia di Mussolini"; XVIII-XX: NN. 1-12; XXI: NN. 1-7.

      - Milano, Tip. Alfieri & Lacroix, 1923-43, 20 annate complete + un semestre (tutto il pubblicato ad esclusione dei nn. 7-12 del 1926) raccolti in voll. 39, in-4, legature in mezza o tutta tela, da 56 a 246 pp. ciascuno. Tutti i fasc., tranne uno, conservano le belle copp. edit. (ant. e post.) illustrate a colori da Depero, Prampolini, Munari, Ram, Gambini, Tato, Dudovich, Sironi, Garretto, Mazza, Funi, Salietti, Sinopico, Pompei, Nizzoli, Damiani, Santambrogio, Mondaini, Marussig, Duse, Strada, Schawinsky, Bazzi, Buffoni, Negrin, P. Ponti, Carboni, Sassu, Broggini, Tavernari, Muratore, Rognoni e Gobbi. Illustrazioni fotografiche in b.n. (Castagneri, Bragaglia, Bricarelli, Quintavalle, Stefani, Moholi-Nagy, Boggeri.) e tavv. piegate; disegni e tavv. in b.n. e a colori di Sironi, Munari, Thayaht, Depero, R. Michaelles, Santi, Sto, Bernardini, Vellani Marchi, Bucci, Fabiano, Bompard, Damiani, Manzù, Buzzi, Birolli, Scabin, Manzù e Casorati; caricature di Garretto e Nino Za (G. Zanini). Scritti di L. Viani, F.T. Marinetti, A. D'Alba, B. Corra, A.G. Bragaglia, M. Bontempelli, G. Comisso, S. Gotta, M. Puccini, R. Bacchelli, A. Campanile, R. Papini, G. Zucca, I. Cappa, E. Bertarelli, R. Suster, L. Barzini. La più importante e bella rivista celebrativa del regime fascista e delle sue opere civili, militari, coloniali; con articoli sull'arte del '900 (Carrà, Funi, Casorati, Ponti.) di M. Sarfatti, M. Sironi sull'arte antica; musica (Malipiero, Zandonai, Respighi, Casella, Busoni, Mainardi, Balilla Pratella, Pizzetti, Petrassi); danza e teatro (Pirandello & Abba, Govi, Petrolini, Duse, Puccini); sport (fra cui frequenti articoli di A. Mecozzi su aviazione e imprese, De Pinedo, automobilismo e Nuvolari); moda (M. Barzini) e cinema (molto americano, fra cui i cartoni di "Topolino"). Alcune adesioni con perdite ai NN. 1 e 2/1924 e ai nn. 8-10/1941 (margini inf.); scoloriture alla coperta del 1928. Il N. 12/1937 privo di copertine e il 1943 con i fasc. legati al dorso senza copertura di protezione. Disponibile a richiesta un elenco dettagliato dei maggiori contributi sia grafici che letterari.

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        Afrique Equatorle Francse. Dressee par A. Meunier

      A. Meunier [Paris]: A. Meunier. 1923. First. First edition. Folded map. In green publishers' cloth with marbled endpapers at the front. Printed in color on paper, backed on linen. Very good with rubbing to the boards and scattered stains to the linen. A large folded map of French Equatorial Africa, designed by A. Meunier for the Geographe au Ministere des Colonies. Scarce. OCLC locates only one holding of the second edition at the British Library. .

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        III CONGRESO DE HISTORIA DE LA CORONA DE ARAGÓN : Dedicado al periodo comprendido entre la muerte de Jaime I y la proclamación del Rey Fernado de Antequera. (2 vols.)

      Valencia: Excma. Diputación Provincial y el Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Valencia, - 1923 - 2 v. (LXXXII p., 668 p., 1 ilustración en texto,1 plano y 5 láminas fuera de texto) (3 h., 766 p., 2 h., varias figuras en texto, 3 láminas fuera de texto); 27x19 cm. - Holandesa piel con puntas. Nervios, tejuelos y hierros dorados en lomo; hierros en puntas. En buen estado. historia España [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall at Tintagel in Lyonnesse. A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers, in One Act Requiring No Theatre or Scenery

      London: Macmillan, 1923. First edition. Top and bottom of spine very lightly rubbed, bookplate on front paste-down, dust jacket very lightly dust soiled, else an outstanding copy/dust jacket printed with illustration of first page from MSS. Octavo.

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        Fisker Peder Bødcher-Jensen. (Klit Peder).

      Original akvarel og tuschtegning af Klit Peder i profil signeret Vald: A.- 5 Mar[t]s. Blokhus 1923. 55x46 cm

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        The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      London: Cassell and Company, 1923, 1927, 1933. First editions. Spines with very faint library numbers, rubber stamps on upper and lower edges; slight rubbing of edges, covers quite bright, gilt strong. Very slight brown spots on endpapers and some preliminary leaves, albeit a nice set. Quarto.

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        ALBUM OF 85 SNAPSHOTS OF JAPAN 1916 - 1923, FUJIYAMA AND MORE

      1923. Very Good. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPAN] ALBUM OF 85 SNAPSHOTS OF JAPAN 1916 - 1923, FUJIYAMA AND MORE, PLUS SIX LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS AND A PHOTO POSTCARD. 5 1/2 x 8 inch flexible black cloth covers, cord-bound, with "Photographs" in gilt on front cover. Black paper mounts, neatly captioned in white ink, mostly in English with some Japanese. Images are b/w, sepia or color (only two are in color) and range in size from 2 1/4 x 3 inches to 4 x 6 inches. The majority (63) are the smaller size. The album is in good condition as are the page mounts, and the photographs are in very good condition. The loose photographs range in size from 2 1/4 x 3 inches to 4 x 6 inches and are sepia or b/w. They are captioned in ink on the reverse. Most of the album photos depict expeditions to climb Fujiyama and various of the Japan Alps, with scenes along the way of people and places -ecstatic pilgrims, the Imperial bodyguard, women's groups, schoolchildren and the photographer and his many climbing companions, foreign and Japanese. The owner is not identified, although some of his companions are: Arnold Bauer, Charles W. Copp, Harry Collins, Professor Fujimura, McKinnon etc., along with a group of boys from Matsumoto High School and several others. Excellent and interesting group of photos of the breathtaking mountain scenery of Japan. Mountaineering was and is a defining interest of the Japanese - there are still gods in those mountains.

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        By Divers Paths: A Journey of Threescore Years and Ten, 1853-1923

      Typescript [Newport, R.I., 1923]. 3 p.l., 252 p., 28 cm. Carbon of a typescript "Copied by Mrs. Ellen H. Smith of the New York State Library 1924." Unpublished autobiography of Kathlyne Knickerbacker Viele, 1853-1924, daughter of General Egbert Ludovicus Viele, 1825-1902 (whose plan for Manhattan's Central Park was not accepted, but who was the engineer who executed Olmsted's scheme) and Teresa Griffin Viele, 1831-1906. Reveals much about her parents, especially "cette terrible Teresa", as a girl growing up on her father's military stations in Texas and Civil War-time occupied Norfolk, Virginia; her struggles with an overbearing mother; her life dedicated to charity work for children of the City and then, after 1900, genealogical research. There are revealing passages on Cornell University in its early decades, of Yonkers as a suburb, of study in Germany, travels to Egypt in 1914. NS. Stock#OB961. Vg; bound in half leather.

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        LA MORT D'HIPPOLYTE. Inscribed / avec envoi

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

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        The Novels

      Oxford: the Clarendon Press,, 1923. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. 7 volumes, octavo. Recent tan morocco, double morocco labels burgundy and green, decoration to spines, single rules to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With colour frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. An excellent set handsomely bound. First Clarendon Press edition. One of a limited edition of 1,000 sets on large paper.

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        CRITICA FASCISTA, rassegna quindicinale diretta da BOTTAI e CASINI - 1923 - 1943 consistente parte di TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO - raccolta di 412 fascicoli sciolti. -, Roma, Editrice Il lavoro fascista, 1923

      formato 20 x 30, pagine 30-40 per fascicolo. Importante rivista politica , palestra di autorevoli interventi con tanti protagonisti coinvolti dall'abilità di Giuseppe Bottai il cui "grande progetto ammaliatore" era quello di LEGITTIMARE IL REGIME PERCORRENDO LA VIA DELLA CULTURA. La rivista nasce il 15 giugno 1923 e si conclude con l'ultimo numero 18 del 15 luglio 1943. Possediamo tutti fascicoli scolti in buone condizioni ANNO 1923 13 completo dal 15 giugno 1923 al 31 dicembre poi sempre da gennaio a dicembre ANNO 1924 18 ANNO 1925 4 ANNO 1926 24 completo ANNO 1927 23 ANNO 1928 24 completo ANNO 1929 23 ANNO 1930 24 completo ANNO 1931 7 ANNO 1932 24 completo ANNO 1933 24 completo ANNO 1934 20 completo annata finisce a ottobre e poi inizia il calendario fascista dal 1.11 al 15.10 ANNO 1934-1935 2 ANNO 1935-1936 24 completo ANNO 1936-1937 24 completo ANNO 1937-1938 24 completo ANNO 1938-1939 24 completo ANNO 1939.1940 24 completo ANNO 1940-1941 24 completo ANNO 1941-1942 24 completo ANNO 1942-1943 14 chiude con il n. 18 del 15 luglio 1943 TOTALE FASCICOLI 412 la estrema difficoltà di reperire la raccolta completa è testimoniato dalle consistenti lacune in quasi tutte le biblioteche italiane.. La raccolta che presentiamo (non divisibile) viene offerta a

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        The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, inscribed before publication To Jack from Winston in the Gallipoli volume

      Here is a full set of six first edition, first printings. An important author's inscription in volume II is inked on the ffep in four lines, dated eight days prior to publication, and reads: "To Jack / from / Winston / 22 Oct 1923". Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. We see a preponderance of sets with inscribed volumes from 1927. By then Churchill had returned to power and was serving as the powerful Chancellor of the Exchequer. Volumes inscribed in 1923 seem considerably more scarce; in 1923 Churchill's Liberal political party was in ruin and Churchill himself was without a seat in Parliament. Rarer still are volumes inscribed with only Churchill's first name, indicating that the recipient was family, a personal friend, or a close associate. The inscribed volume in this set is Volume II - the most important volume, since it provides Churchill's perspective on the Dardanelles offensive. By far the likeliest person to whom Churchill would have inscribed this book thus is Churchill's younger brother, John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill. Jack and Winston were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900. Most pertinent, Jack served with distinction in the First World War, including at Gallipoli. He was awarded the British Distinguished Service Order, as well as the French Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur. Jack and Winston remained close throughout Jack's life. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack died of heart disease in 1947. What we can state definitively is that this is an inscription to someone close to the author in a pre-publication copy of the first printing of the most important volume of Churchill's history of the First World War. The inscribed 1915 volume is in very good condition. The binding is square, clean, and tight, with minor wear at the corners, spine ends, and hinges. The contents are bright and crisp. Spotting is mostly confined to the prelims and page edges, but unfortunately by far the most heavily spotted page is the inscribed ffep. Nonetheless, the inscription is excellent, with no fading or smudging. The remaining five volumes are a credit to the inscribed Volume II and make this a truly superior set. The exteriors are uniformly clean with only trivial shelf wear, bright gilt, and square corners. There are no inscriptions, bookplates, or previous ownership markings of any kind. Minor spotting is confined to the text block edges of the 1916-1918 and 1911-1914 volumes. The Eastern Front is an especially clean, tight copy. The Aftermath is almost equally fine, marred only by a slight vertical crease in the spine that looks to be a binding flaw. The two 1916-1918 volumes are remarkably clean, flawed only by a hint of spotting to the text block edges. Transfer browning to the endpapers testify that they possessed their original dust jackets for many years. The 1911-1914 volume has an immaculate exterior save for light wear at the head of the spine. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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