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        OLD OLD TALES RETOLD

      1923. 1. (RICHARDSON,FREDERICK)illus. OLD OLD TALES RETOLD: the best loved folk stories for children. Chicago: Volland 1923, thirteenth edition. Oblong 4to (11 3/4 x 9"), (51)p., blue gilt cloth, pict. paste-on, Fine IN ORIGINAL BOX (flaps strengthened).Includes: Little Red Hen; Three Little Pigs; Chicken Licken; Old Woman & Her Pig; Little Tuppens and more. Wonderfully illustrated by Richardson with pictorial end papers and title page plus 51 full page richly colored illustrations and black & whites in- text. Printed on coated paper this is a beautiful copy of an uncommon title, rare in the box.

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        Dostoïevsky (Articles et Causeries).

      Paris: Librarie Plon 1923. 309 s. Opl. 670 numr. ekspl. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. i priv. kart. med skindtitelfelt. Bindet sign. Anker Kyster. Limited to 670 numb. copies. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrapper in later boards with leather label. (Anker Kyster).. Ét af 100 ekspl. på / One of 100 copies on "papier des manufactures impériales du Japon"

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        Emily of New Moon

      Frederick A. Stokes Boston: Frederick A. Stokes. 1923. First. First edition. Frontispiece in color by M.L. Kirk. Contemporary gift inscription on the front fly, a couple of pages roughly opened resulting in some marginal chips to a couple of facing pages, top edge soiled, a very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with several small nicks and tears, and some overall soiling. The first Emily book, in the exceptionally scarce jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Famous Horses of American History

      Brogan, Evelyn. Famous Horses of American History. Forum Publishing Co, San Antonio Texas 1923. 8vo, 121pp, including 1 pp adverts, frontis & 3 pp b&w photo. plates which are lightly foxed. Orig. brown stiff cloth wrappers, title in black on cover, slt. edge rubbing o/w vgc. OCLC 2617572 only 12 copies cited. Famous war horses from the Revolutionary War, Boxer Revolt, WWI. Includes the ride of General Israel Putnam, Revolutionary War general after whom Putnam County, NY is named. Very scarce.

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        The Sea-Hawk (Sea Hawk)

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1923. Reprint edition, but the first edition by this publisher. Barely noticeable abrasions to two preliminary pages else about fine in a bright dustwrapper which has undergone professional restoration, primarily at the folds and extremities, and appears fine. Along with Captain Blood and Scaramouche, one of a trio of swashbuckling novels that helped to define the genre. This was the basis for one of the great silent adventure films, directed in 1924 by Frank Lloyd and featuring Milton Sills as the Sea Hawk, with Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace MacDonald, Marc McDermott, and Wallace Beery. Also well-known is the 1940 Michael Curtiz swashbuckler with Errol Flynn, which kept the Sabatini title but used an original story-line loosely based on the exploits of Sir Francis Drake and modified to draw obvious parallels to England on the verge of WWII. An early copy of a desirable title almost never seen in jacket. .

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        The Arrival

      [Kimberley, South Africa, sometime before, 1923]. Original watercolour on paper (image 270 × 247 mm; framed 615 × 540 mm). Together with two original leaves of accompanying calligraphic text: the contents list for "Part three: Mars", and the descriptive text to accompany this plate (text in black with initial letters and decorations in blue). Three items individually matted, glazed and framed. Born in Northumberland, Timlin emigrated to South Africa, where he studied art and practised as an architect. The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923) is his only published book, a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published by George Harrap, who had earlier published Willy Pogany, and they followed a similar format here, reproducing Timlin's original calligraphic text mounted, like the plates, on grey matte paper. Timlin's book is divided in three parts: detailing the building and outfitting of the ship, the journey, and the arrival. "The Arrival" is the first plate of the third part, showing the ship's arrival on Mars itself, sailing high over a lake surrounded by fantastical buildings, the Martian princess watching them from a terrace overlooking the lake. The painting is signed by the artist after publication at the lower left.

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        “Finished Palace of the Princess, The”

      1923. Original William M. Timlin Watercolor Drawing for “The Ship That Sailed to Mars”TIMLIN, William M. “The Finished Palace of the Princess.” [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1923]. Original pen, ink, and watercolor drawing for The Ship That Sailed to Mars. Signed at lower left. Image size: 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 248 x 273 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed. Together with the original leaf of accompanying calligraphic text. Image size: 7 5/8 x 11 1/4 inches; 195 x 285 mm. Also matted, framed, and glazed.Depicts a room in the Palace of the Princess with a large arched French window, with curtains hung on either side of the door. The Princess, in a golden gown, is standing in the middle, moving a rug into position. At right are three Fairies, one holding a ladder on which a second Fairy is standing, hanging a gem-hung lamps. The third Fairy is standing by a small table at far right making the final adjustments to the drapes.The text of the calligraphic leaf in black with initial letters and decorations in blue. “That night for a space, every Fairy laboured, as only Fairies can, on the unfinished Palace of the Princess, and it was soon complete. Its marble terraces were builded, and its many towers capped, and its crystal-floored halls were lit with gem-hung lamps. And all brought gifts enough to fill many palaces,—hangings of many silks, and gold and jewelled things. One room, the Princess’ own, had in it nothing but silver, sapphire, and moonstone, draped with luminous spider silk. Then the Prince and Princess were married, and the bells rang out afresh, and on the scene shone the Double Moons the Old Man had so longed to see. All the evening, in the midst of all the merriment, the Princess held the Old Man’s hand in gratitude that could find no words, and it seemed to him that here was a Land where a man might live gladly, and for ever.”William Timlin (1893-1943), “born in Ashington, Northumberland, Timlin was educated in England but emigrated to South Africa before 1915 and studied art there. He did illustrations in pen and ink and watercolour, and exhibited regularly in South Africa, where he practised as an architect. He wrote stories, composed music, illustrated periodicals, produced watercolour fantasies, painted in oil, and produced etchings. His book, The Ship That Sailed to Mars, was published in 1923 and the film rights were purchased in the US, where Timlin was popular during his lifetime. It has been asserted that the illustrations to this book put him in the top ten of fantasy illustrators with Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. He died in Kimberley, South Africa” (Alan Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators).“The most original and beautiful children’s book of the 1920s was William M. Timlin’s masterpiece The Ship That Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy. Excelling the production values previously lavished on Willy Pogany and Harry Clarke, George Harrap published this huge and magnificent volume in November 1923, finely bound in quarter vellum richly decorated in gilt. ‘Told and Pictured by William M. Timlin’, the book contained 48 superb colour plates by the artist, alternated throughout with 48 leaves adorned with his fine calligraphic and poetic text. These pieces of art were all mounted by hand on grey matte paper, reminiscent of Harrap’s best pre-war editions de luxe, notably Pogany’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Timlin’s fantasy is a magical combination of science fiction and fairyland. His watercolours equal the best work of Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson, seen to great effect in ‘The Raising of the Tower’, ‘The Celebration’, ‘The Palace Gardens’, ‘The Seven Sisters’ (living in compact little moons, each complete with doors, windows and chimneys), ‘The Jeweller’s Shop’ (‘An elf would run out from some low-browed jeweller’s shop and press a priceless ruby into his hand’), and ‘The Temple’ (‘Myriad-pinnacled, with daring spans of flying buttress and airy bridge, a place of supreme happiness’). A total of only 2,000 copies of the book were produced in Britain, of which 250 were distributed in America by Stokes of New York (in 1924)…The film rights to the book were sold in America, but the movie, which was to be called Get Off the Earth, was never completed…His later series of paintings, intended as plates for a book to be entitled The Building of a Fairy City, were never published in that form, but some (including the magical ‘Fantasy and Triumphal Arch’) have been issued as postcards in South Africa” (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration, p. 102).

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        Sammlung camillo castiglioni. bronzestatuetten und gerate. wien 1923

      Ril. in cartone, titolo in oro al dorso, cm 43x32, pp 55 di t., 115 tavv. b/n f.t., edizione numerata di 300 esemplari, il nostro ha il n° 205. Buon esemplare.

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        Barock-Bozzetti Complete in 4 Volumes.

      Frankfurt am Main : Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, A: Frankfurt am Main : Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, A.G.,, 1923.. Deutsch-englische Ausg. = English-German. Very Good. Small Folio Published between 1923-1925. Complete in 4 volumes. 1. Italienische Bildhauer = Italian sculptors -- v. 2. Italienische Bildhauer = Italian sculptors -- v. 3. Niederla¨ndische und franzo¨sische Bildhauer = Netherlandish & Franch sculptors -- v. 4. Deutsche Bildhauer = German sculptors.Collation, 166[1]pp, 126[1]pp, 144[1]pp, 169[1]pp, illustrated throught with 295 black & white plates.Bound in original quarter vellum, with marble boards. Bindings rubbed on edges with some minor abrasion wear or marks, some minor loss, library number on each spine, a few small nicks. Generally bindings in good solid condition. Internally, library stamps throughout, mainly to verso of illustrations, ( i. e. not on the illustrated side ), illustrations are free of stamps. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. Generally a good clean solid set. These volumes were part of reserve stock, so not on the lending list., so not heavily used.Books measure 13 1/2 x 10 inches.A35

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        Pocket Edition. A run of 24 [of 27] volumes. BRIGHT, CLEAN NEAR-SET IN PUBLISHER'S CALF

      Macmillan, [1923-25]. 24 vols. [of 27], sm. 8vo., with titles in red and black, and a full-page map in each volume, free endpapers mildly browned; original plum limp calf, upper boards and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt tops, red silk markers, backstrip of four volumes mildly worn else an unusually bright, crisp, clean collection.The run comprises (prose): A Group of Noble Dames (1924), A Laodicean (1925), The Return of the Native (1925), The Dynasts Parts I & II (1924), The Dynasts Part III & The Queen of Cornwall (1924), The Mayor of Casterbridge(1924), Life's Little Ironies (1923), The Woodlanders (1924), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1923), Far from the Madding Crowd (1923), The Well-Beloved (1924), Jude the Obscure (1924), Wessex Tales (1925), Two on a Tower (1923), The Trumpet Major (1925), The Hand of Ethelberta (1923), A Changed Man (1923), Desperate Remedies (1924), Under the Greenwood Tree (1924) and (verse) Time's Laughingstocks (1924), Moments of Vision (1925), Satires of Circumstance (1925), Wessex Poems & Poems Past and Present (1924), Late Lyrics and Earlier (1924).Wanting only (prose) A Pair of Blue Eyes, and (verse) Human Shows Far Phantasies and the rare final volume Winter Words.Macmillan's Pocket Edition of Hardy's works was issued in a variety of binding styles - cloth and calf, red and blue, tooled and untooled.RUNS OF THIS LENGTH (A NEAR SET) ARE UNCOMMON IN ANY EVENT, AND THE MORE SO IN UNIFORM STYLE.

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        SVENSK URMAKERI-TIDNING. SVERIGES URMAKARES TIDSKRIFT 1923-1934.

      Sveriges Urmakareförbund 1923-34, 214+216+218 + 229+206+219 + 248+264+222 + 264+262+248s illustrerade med foton och gravyrer samt talrika annonser, innehållsförteckningar, bilagor. 12 årgångar om 12 tidningar sammanbundna i 4 halvfranska band i brun marokäng med fem höjda bind och förgyllda ryggtitlar, marmorerade pärmöverdrag, sprängda snitt (Ivar Forsbergs Bokbinderi, Stockholm). 4 volymer.. I årgång 1923 saknas nr 1 (jan) s 1-16; i årgång 1927 saknas nr 6 (juni) s 85-102; årgång 1928 nr 11 (nov) ej utkommen; årgång 1929 s 159/160 riven yttermarginal med textförlust, s 199/200 urklippt liten annons; årgång 1931 s 63/64 urklippt annons 1/2 sida; årgång 1932 urklipp i annons samt fläckar i nr 12

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        Fior d'Amaranto altisonante su l'ali del vento ti giunga l'eco del nostro rimpianto: di Cotorniano manca l'ornamento, manca d'Amelia il purissimo incanto

      [1923 - 1925 circa]Disegno a matita su carta, mm.350x500, eseguito da Giacomo Balla, dedicato ad Amelia Ambron. Giacomo Balla, qui protagonista della prima stagione futurista, conosce Amelia Almagià Ambron (1877 - post 1937), madre di Emilio, negli anni successivi alla Prima guerra mondiale. A partire da quel momento ha inizio un rapporto che condurrà l'artista a soggiornare più volte (nel'23 e nel'25) nella tenuta degli Ambron a Cotorniano, nella campagna senese. Nel corso di quel periodo Balla diventa il maestro del giovane e talentuoso Emilio e, dal 1926 al 1929, ricevuto lo sfratto, troverà ospitalità insieme alla sua famiglia nella Villa Ambron ai Parioli (Roma).

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        Au 125 du boulevard Saint-Germain. Conte par Benjamin Péret avec une pointe-sèche de Max Ernst et trois dessins de l`auteur. Paris. Collection Littérature 1923. 15,8 x 11,5 cm. 66 nichtnumerierte Seiten mit einer Originalradierung von Max Ernst und 3 Zeichnungen von Benjamin Péret. Originalbroschur..

      Originalausgabe. Spies/Leppien 9 - Brusberg,Dokumente 3, Max Ernst: Jenseits der Malerei - das grafische Oeuvre 5 - Centre Pompidou, Dada 1269 mit Abbildungen auf Seite 740 und 781 - Max Ernst, Illustrierte Bücher und druckgrafische Werke 7, mit Abbildung auf Seite 97. Eines von insgesamt 180 Exemplaren. Das erste Buch mit einer originalgraphischen Arbeit von Max Ernst überhaupt. Die Originalradierung von Max Ernst ist auf Chinapapier gedruckt, in der Platte signiert und auf einem weissen Unterlageblatt als Frontispiz montiert. Schönes Exemplar des sehr seltenen Titels aus der Dadazeit.

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        The Song of Songs which is Salomons. [SIGNED]

      Hans Striem Verlag Berlin: Hans Striem Verlag, 1923. Limited edition. Softcover. vg. 1/100. Folio. Unpaginated. Uncut. Loose pages, as issued. Original illustrated wrappers. Decorative initials. Exquisite edition of the Song of Songs in which the Oxford Bible Text has been handwritten and illustrated with 25 colored lithographs by Rafaello Busoni. Limited edition of 100 copies, of which this is copy No.69 on hand made paper. Colophon numbered and signed by the artist. Copy missing its original portfolio. Minor and sporadic foxing on outer margin of pages (not affecting text or illustrations). Paper wrappers and interior in overall very good condition.

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        The Poetical Works - Edited by Mrs. Lang

      London: Longmans Green 1923 London: Longmans, Green, 1923. No. 461 of 1075 copies. 4 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portraits in each volume. Full dark blue morocco extra gilt, full blue morocco doublures with gilt outer bands, t.e.g. Very fine in cloth slipcase

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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.

      Thornton Butterworth 1923. 6 volumes 1923 -1931. Bound in a recent dark blue morocco with a red label , teg and gilt lines. Splendid set. 102c

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        Streets of Night

      George H. Doran New York: George H. Doran. (1923). First. First edition, first issue. Slight wear at the spine ends, near fine in fair dustwrapper with three chips on the spine, and other light wear. One of 3414 copies, very scarce in any jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LAURA KNIGHT A Book of Drawings.

      LONDON John Lane The Bodley Head 1923.. Foreword & descriptive notes by Charle Marriott Frontispiece self portrait and 20 tissue guarded plates by Laura Knight four of which are in full col. No 401 of a Ltd edition of 500. Original cloth backed drab grey boards 10½" X12¾" with printed paper label to spine, in the scarce dustwrapper which has been heavily repaired.

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        Le petit pierre - la vie en fleurs. paris, les editions d'art devambez, 1923-24.

      Due volumi di cm. 25, pp. (8) 289 (3); (6) 295 (3). Con 20 belle acquaforti a colori di Pierre Brissaud di cui 18 a piena pagina, tutte protette da velina parlante. Legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino a fascia larga con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Tagli di testa dorati e brossure originali ill. preservate all'interno (compresi i dorsi). Legatura firmata dall'atelier Bruel-Legal di Angers. Una piccola ammaccatura alla cuffia superiore del secondo volume, peraltro esemplari in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione a tiratura limitata di 585 esemplari; i presenti fanno parte della tiratura su vélin de Rives (n. 253 e 315). I due volumi nonostante siano monograficamente autonomi vanno proposti uniti e fanno parte di una coppia indivisibile. Cfr. Monod e Carteret: ""Edition recherchée et cotee"".

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        Armageddon

      Poetry Society of South Carolina Charleston: Poetry Society of South Carolina, 1923. Octavo. First edition. First appearance of this poem, which was awarded the Poetry Society of South Carolina's Southern Prize for 1923. This publication also prints the poems which received honorable mention: "A Fragment" by William Alexander Percy, and "Avalon" by Donald Davidson. This copy is signed by Ransom on front wrapper. Very light rubbing along spine, scattered light foxing to edges, else a near fine copy of this scarce publication, in printed wrappers.

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        Poems by Hernia Whittlebot. With an appreciation by Noel Coward.

      No publisher, no date [1923]... 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good. First Edition. 29pp. Card wrappers, tanned, lightly marked and a little chafed to corners. Staples rusting. Titles pasted to front wrapper, which also serves as the title page. Tipped-in is the mock errata slip ("In 'A May Morning' read 'Colwyn Bay' for 'Plymouth Sound'"). Most leaves a little marked and fingered at margins, and with a lengthy yet superficial crease affecting all pages. A handled yet good copy of Coward's very scarce pastiche of Edith Sitwell.

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        SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST and QUEST EXPEDITION REPORT (Report on the Geological Collections made during the voyage of the Quest on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922 ).

      London: Cassell and Co Ltd.,1923.. SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept By Dr. A.H.Macklin: 1st Edition; xvi, 372pp, 51 plate leaves including coloured photographic frontipiece [138 photographs and 3 sketches in all], 12 sketch maps in text. Original light blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, cover lettered and ruled in black and gilt with a white, black and gold vignette of the Quest in ice. No dustjacket, Ink signature of A B Watkins, July 1923 on rear of front board, small booksellers label rear ep. Covers marked, bumped and faded, top and bottom of spine softened, slight foxing to some pages, all as expected for age of book. Overall Very Good. Together with "QUEST" EXPEDITION REPORT1st Edition; vi, [6],161pp, illustrated, 2 plate leaves, frontipiece plus 26 figures and maps in text. With a preface by C.Tate Regan, Director of the Natural History Section of the British Museum. Burgundy cloth cover, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt vignette on front cover. Very Good.

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        The Enchanted April

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page. 1923. First. First American edition. Contemporary light pencil owner's name on the front fly, fine in fine dustwrapper, and in a just about fine pictorial publisher's box. Filmed in 1935 by Harry Beaumont with Ann Harding and Frank Morgan, and again in 1992 by Mike Newell with Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Alfred Molina, Neville Phillips, and Jim Broadbent. Both Plowright and Richardson won Golden Globes. Very scarce in jacket, we've never seen another boxed copy. .

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        Old Papermaking

      [Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press,] 1923 One of 200 copies, signed by the author. . Original cream-colored paper over batik boards, spine stamped in black. Large quarto. Tipped in frontispiece by Ralph Pearson of Dard Hunter's mill, numerous tipped in plates, facsimile reproductions, and woodcuts in text. Dard Hunter's device printed in red and black on title-page. A fine copy, uncut and largely unopened. In the rare publisher's box. Printed upon Dard Hunter watermarked hand-made paper with the type made originally by him for this book. This is the first book from the Mountain House Press, and Dard Hunter's first book on papermaking.

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      4 pp. (mm. 179X110), datata 14 - XII - 1923, diretta al Prof. Giusto Zampieri, su carta intestata ?Deputazione Provinciale di Milano?, di 41 righe. ?Caro Prof. Zampieri - Scrivo a Lei - figura tanto eletta e caratteristica del nostro Conservatorio - nell?ora angosciosa. La morte del Maestro Gallignani col quale m?incontrai anche giorni fa e che mi voleva bene, mi ha profondamente colpito e rattristato. Egli si confidò meco spesso, versandomi quelle amarezze che gli uomini di sogni e di lavoro nutrono nel loro sangue e che, talvolta, sono magari anche delle ragioni di vita, maggiori. Accolga il mio commosso memore saluto e porti a tutta la famiglia valorosa del Conservatorio il mio saluto di condoglianze.? Ben conservata. "Paolo Buzzi, scrittore, esordì con poesie fra carducciane e dannunziane; ma, attratto dal movimento Futurista, ne divenne una delle espressioni più serie e significative".

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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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        F.

      Catalogus van de muziekwerken en de boeken over muziek. 1-2 + Register. s'Gravenhage, martinus Nijhoff, 1923-25. 4vo. X,+,(2),+ 399 pp,+ plates; VIII,+ 465 pp.+ plates; (4),+ 166 pp. Titles printed in red and black. Printed on large and fine paper. Worn publ. red half calf, top edges gilt. Three volumes. From the library of Musikmuseet, with its library stamp. The fine catalogue of the superb music collection of the banker Dr. D. F.Scheurleer (Verzameling Scheurleer), printed in 200 copies only

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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 elaborately 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.

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        Mutations of the Phoenix

      Hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, London, 1923. First Edition, 200 copies were printed. 51pp + iii publisher's advertisements. Cloth-backed marbled paper boards with remnants of paper spine label. Corners, spine tips and board edges rubbed. Some light browning to endpapers else an extremely crisp and bright copy internally. Eight poems. Most uncommon. According to J.H.Willis in 'Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers' this is one of the Woolf's most beautifully printed and bound books, so much so that Willis reproduced the board design for the dust wrapper of his own book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Cottonwood Gulch

      Doubleday Doran Garden City: Doubleday, Doran. 1923. First. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper (with art by Remington Schuyler) with a couple of tiny tears, and a modest crease on the rear panel. Very uncommon in jacket, this is an exceptional copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Inom Baggemosa ägogränser. Bygdehistorier.

      Växjö, 1923. Originalupplaga. 22,5x15 cm. 126 s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. En kort reva i nedre framfals, samt några små skrynklor på båda omslag. S. 99-104 är lätt naggade i övre marginalen p. g. a. ovarsam uppskärning. Två korta revor i yttermarginalen på s. 107/108. Ett fåtal sprdda småfläckar. Ett bra exemplar av denna bok, sm är svår att hitta i bättre skick. Mobergs tredje bok. First edition. Original printed wrappers. A short tear at lower front folding, and a few small creases on the wrappers. Pp. 99-104 are a bit chipped in top margin, due to uncareful opening. Two short tears in outer margin of pp. 107/108. A few scattered small specks. An attractive copy of this work, which is very hard to find in a better state. Moberg's third book, which contains humorous stories with a rural setting, and includes elements of folklore

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        Poems by Hernia Whittlebot. With an appreciation by Noel Coward

      No publisher, no date [1923]. First Edition. 29pp. Card wrappers, tanned, lightly marked and a little chafed to corners. Staples rusting. Titles pasted to front wrapper, which also serves as the title page. Tipped-in is the mock errata slip (“In ‘A May Morning’ read ‘Colwyn Bay’ for ‘Plymouth Sound’”). Most leaves a little marked and fingered at margins, and with a lengthy yet superficial crease affecting all pages. A handled yet good copy of Coward’s very scarce pastiche of Edith Sitwell.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good.

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        INDISCRETIONS; OR, UNE REVUE DE DEUX MONDES

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

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        L'Ange du morbide (Conte). [In: La Revue sans titre. Organe de Défense des Jeunes. Deuxième èdition].

      (Paris, 1923). Lex 8vo. Entire issue present, with the original printed wrappers. Some tears to spine and a bit of wear to extremities. A fagile publication. Ff. (6-7). [Entire issue: 8 ff.).. Sartre's extremely scarce first publication, in the also exceedingly scarce first number of the "La Revue sans titre", here in the second edition from the same year, which is of equal scarcity to the first. When Contat and Rybalka were making the bibliography of the writings of Sartre, they had great difficulty in finding the interesting rebellion publication "La Revue sans titre", which was - and is - not present in any French library. In fact, they finally borrowed a run of the magazine from M. Jean Gaulmier, professor of literature in Strasbourg, who possessed the only collection of the periodical that they could track down. The "L'Ange du morbid" had been reproduced in 1947 by Marc Beigbeder in his "L'Homme Sartre", but not quite in its entirety, and Contat and Rybalka thus printed the text again, for the second time since 1923, at the back of their Sartre-bibliography (1970) as the first part of the second appendix, which has the half-title "Textes retrouvés" (rediscovered texts). This interesting story which constitutes Sartre's first publication was published when he was merely 18 years old. In a strongly satirical tone Sartre tells the story of a mediocre professor's adventure with a young patient who has tuberculoses. The main character, the professor of a small provincial school, constitutes the pre-figuration of the highly unsympathetic character that occupies his following publications. The "Revue sans titre", of which we here have number one in its entirety, is also in itself interesting. The director of the publication is Charle Fraval, and the editorial secretary is Roger Letac. The publication claims to be "in defense of the Young", and on the front wrapper it states "Those who suffer from the mercantilism of literature, those whose talent is suppressed by the literary magnates, in short all the Young, have reason to read "REVUE SANS TITRE", the only organ in defense of the Young" (own translation, original: "Ceux qui souffrent du mercantilisme de la literature, ceux don't le talent est étouffé par les magnats des letters, tous les jeunes en un mot, ont intérêt à lire la "Revue sans titre" seul organe de defense des Jeunes."

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        MANIKIN NUMBER TWO. GO. GO

      New York: Monroe Wheeler 1923. New York: Monroe Wheeler, [1923].. Printed string-tied wrappers. Faintest hint of darkening at extreme wrapper edges, as inevitable, otherwise a fine copy. First edition. One of 150 copies printed. Although in principle a single issue of a periodical, this item, and its compatriots in the series, have customarily been accorded the status of books. This is the first appearance of "The Hermaphroditic Telephones," but the other poems had appeared previously, without titles and in a different context, in SPRING AND ALL. WALLACE A8.

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        Money Credit and Commerce

      London: Macmillian and Co Ltd, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. 8vo., 369 pages. Rare dust jacket repaired (10% loss to spine area). Small closed tear and wear to head of spine. Dust jacket spine darkened. Minor browning to end pages.

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        The Mystery Rivers of Tibet

      Philadelphia : LIPPINCOTT , 1923 . First US Edition . VG . 8VO . Kingdon Ward, often spelled Kingdon-Ward, was a British botanist, explorer and sometime spy who made major contributions to the botany of Southern Asia including Tibet, China Burma and Assam. This work is the history of one of his earliest expeditions - to Tibet in 1913. Illustrated with interesting black and white photos, 4 maps including one folding at rear. Bound in orange cloth with fierce Tibetan design on front board. Overall light wear, small tear at top of spine, some staining on the bottom edge, foldout has tear along fold near the gutter not affecting the map itself which is in excellent condtion.

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        New Bodies for Old, or, The Strange Experiments of Dr. Lerne

      Macaulay New York: Macaulay. (1923). First. First American edition, and first edition in English of his 1908 novel Le Docteur Lerne, Sous-Dieu (translation unattributed). Fine in fine dustwrapper. A superb, almost as new copy of the classic science-fiction tale about a mad scientist and his inhuman experiments. The first novel by the author of The Hands of Orlac. Bleiler p. 223. .

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        Bibliographie der freimaurerischen Litteratur.

      Herausgegeben im Auftrage des Vereins deutscher Freimaurer. 2. unveränderte Auflage. I-III. Leipzig, 1923. IX,(1),990 + XVI,1041 + (2),536 s. + BEYER, BERNHARD. Bibliographie der freimaurerischen Litteratur. Erster Ergänzungsband. Im Auftrage des Vereins deutscher Freimaurer und des geschichtlichen Engbundes des bayreuther Freimaurer-Museums. Leipzig, 1926. XV,(1),598 s. Fyra blekta oklbd. Röda övre snitt. Bandet på del 1 lätt solkigt. Ngt svaga inre falsar på två band

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        SUCCESS: A PLAY

      1923. 1. MILNE,A.A. SUCCESS: A PLAY. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1923. 8vo, cloth, xv, 94p., fine in dw. 1st ed. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY MILNE "My best play (except the one he hasn't seen yet) A.A. Milne". Interesting 8 page intro. by Milne. A special copy.

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        British Antarctic "Terra Nova" Expedition, 1910-1913. Report on the Maps and Surveys.

      London: Harrison and Sons Ltd., for The Committee of the Captain Scott Antarctic Fund., 1923.. 1st Edition; viii, 94pp, 2 plates, 21 figures in text, 15 folding maps in slip case in rear. All complete. Red cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. Covers sunned with mark to front cover, corners bumped. Very Good.

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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.

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        Signed Photograph of Edison holding a Record with the staff of the Edison Disc Plant

      Photograph of Thomas A. Edison balancing a wax record on his knee, surrounded by the staff of the Edison Disc Plant Building 22 at Orange, New Jersey. Dated in pencil on the verso in 1923. Image size is 7" x 9", mounted on a contemporary matte which measures 12" x 14". The photograph is fine, the matte is a little age-toned, and the corners are a little rounded. Boldly Signed by Edison on the matte beneath the photo with his classic signature with overarching paraph. On the verso of the photo is a neat, contemporary list of each of the men in the photograph. This was the property of Jeffrey Buchanan, Chief Engineer of the Disc Plant, and who is seated to Edison's right. An attractive signed photograph of the inventor of the disc, with his invention. .

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        ICH UND DU

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1923 Buber, Martin. ICH UND DU. Leipzig. Insel-Verlag, 1923. 8vo. 137, (3) pp. True First Edition. Publisher's brownish cardboard binding lettered black & red the upper cover & lettered black on the spine. [Extra date neatly penned on title page "18.XII 1932" & "Kh"]. A near fine example in the exceedingly rare original plain dustwrapper printed black on the spine in very good condition with several modest chips. Slight darkening at the top edge of the upper cover, head & heel mildly bumped otherwise a very collectible copy of this Buber masterwork one of the most important books of the last century. Martin Buber, [1878-1965], Austrian-born Jewish Philosopher, Story Teller, Theologian - best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. Ich und Du, is today considered a landmark of twentieth-century intellectual history. Buber was strongly moved by the writings of Frederich Nietzsche and Ich und Du united the seminal existentialists themes of modern German thought with the traditional Judeo-Christian thinking. In Ich und Du, Buber presents the view of a world in which human beings can enter into relationships using their innermost complete self to form true partnerships beyond the notion and incorrect view that the universe is merely the object of our senses and experiences. "Buber argues for an ethic that does not use other people (or books, or trees, or God), and does not consider them objects of one's own personal experience. Instead, Buber writes, we must learn to consider everything around us as "You" speaking to "me," and requiring a response. Buber goes on to demonstrate how these interhuman meetings are a reflection of the human meeting with God. For Buber, the essence of biblical religion consists in the fact that -- regardless of the infinite abyss between them -- a dialogue between man and God is possible. Ecumenical in its appeal, Ich und Du nevertheless reflects the profound Talmudic tradition from which it has emerged". Excellent copy indeed. $3550. 1st Edition.

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        THE VEGETABLE or FROM PRESIDENT TO POSTMAN. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923 Fitzgerald. THE VEGETABLE or FROM PRESIDENT TO POSTMAN. Signed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1923. First edition, First Printing of Fitzgerald’s satirical play written at the height of his popularity and published just before The Great Gatsby in a smallish run of only 7650 copies compared to the 20,870 copies for Gatsby or 20,600 for The Beautiful and Damned. 8vo., 145 pp. + 2 pages of advertisements, "Published April, 1923". Very neatly and authentically signed by Fitzgerald in full in blue fountain pen on the front free endpaper. An excellent example. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to cover blindstamped, fore-edges of the leaves are untrimmed. A very near fine or better copy lacking the original dustwrapper but with a fine facsimile supplied for display. From the library of an avid collector and lover of all things Broadway, this book was kept quietly for years amongst the many memorabilia of a life of good taste & connoisseurship. Bruccoli [A10]. [30431] $8750.00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        EMILY OF NEW MOON

      1923. 1. MONTGOMERY,L.M. EMILY OF NEW MOON. NY:Stokes 1923 (1923). 8vo, blue cloth, pict. paste-on, FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw heavily worn with old tape repairs). 1st ed. Illus. by MARIA KIRK with color frontis. that is repeated on cover. The first of three "Emily" books, this tells of Emily's life when she is transplated to a huge gloomy house in the care of 2 frigid aunts.

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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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        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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        Geronimo de Aguilar. XXIV. Avalun-Druck.

      (Wien, Hellerau), Avalun, (1923). Bound uncut in original full green morocco, raised bands and title-label with gilt lettering. Spine gilt. Inner gilt borders. (Handband Enders Leipzig). Spine a bit faded. 75, (2) pp. With 13 orig. etchings by Fritz Heubner, of which 10 are full page plates, 3 in the text 1/2-page. The 10 plates all signed by the artist. At colophon signed by Jakob Wassermann and Heubner. Nr. 147 of 250 copies (etchings signed by artist, full orig. morocco). A total of 450 copies

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