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        Leonardo da Vinci I medici e la medicina

      Casa Libraria Editrice Italiana P. Maglione e C. Strini, 1923. ITALIANO 0,1 Pubblicazioni dell'Istituto di Studii Vinciani in Roma diretto da Mario Cermenati. Brossura con evidenti segni d'uso e del tempo: dorso quasi completamente mancante, macchie di umidità, ingiallita, con lieve fioritura, così come ai tagli e ai fogli, che sono in parte distaccati, il testo è comunque completo e leggibile; sporadiche sottolineature e annotazioni a matita. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Kulu

      Superintendent Govt Prtg, Punjab 1923 - a booklet of information for travellers in the Kulu sub-division of the Kangra District, Punjab. 38 pp. Outfits, supplies, routes, rules, game laws, bibliography of books on Kulu, Lahul and Spiti. Long appendix on game animals (and birds) with their names in English and Latin and local dialect and table telling game seasons. Very scarce. VG in orig. printed wraps.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Japanese Colour Prints

      London, England: Ernest Benn Limited, 1923. This edition was limited to 100 numbered copies only for sale, printed on hand-made paper, signed by the authors -- signatures likely genuine but not so guaranteed -- and bound in saddle tan pigskin. This is copy no. 44. These copies were accompanied by a complete extra set of the color plates; please note that this copy does NOT include the extra set of plates. 11.5 x 9 inches. Gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The boards are thick and the leather of the entire binding is smooth and supple and very little dried out. Generally unbumped spine head and tail. Very limited red rot at the spine head and tail has been arrested. The very top of the spine head is fragile. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. The corners are sharp except that the lower front corner has a minor bump. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. T.E.G. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. With lvi and 236 numbered pages of text. Followed by XLVI plates, many of which are full page, 16 in color and the remainder in B&W. Most of the plates with tissue guards, and the plates and guards are in near fine condition. On the front pastedown at the bottom appears the very small and discreet ex libris sticker of the original owner, Herbert McLean Evans. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints.. First British Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Fortellinger fra andre tider.

      1923 1923 - Orig. udgave. Oslo: Aschehoug 1940. 180 s. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de originale omslag og ryg samt håndsyet kapitælbånd i smukt halvbind af lys brun oaseged med en vifteformet stregdekoration i guld. Bindet signeret Ole Olsen. 1978 Co'libri. Det orig. bagomslag samt enkelt blad lidt plettet. * Med dedikation: 'Eftertenkeren Odd Hølaas, fra Aksel Sandemose. Nov. 40.'.Johansen og Væth side 15 + 104.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Neben der Heerstrasse. Erzählungen von Jakob Bosshart. Mit Holzschnitten von E. L. Kirchner.

      Zürich / Leipzig, Grethlein, 1923 8°, 434 S., 22 Holzschnitte im Text, Brauner HLwd. Rücken (alter Rücken aufmontiert)und Vorsätze erneuert., Rücken fleckig, Deckel etwas angeschmutzt.I nnen sauberVersand D: 12,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik Signierte Bücher

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Aquarium (In Fine Condition With The Original Glassine And Signed Author's Bookplate)

      The First UK Printing published by Duckworth in 1923. The BOOK is in near Fine condition being free from inscriptions and erasures. The patterned boards are wonderfully bright. The spine is complete and not toned (This title is usually found with the spine having loss and damage). Some pages remain uncut. Light spotting to the text block and to a few pages in places. The original thin paper glassine WRAPPER is present and is in near Fine condition. It is now protected in the removable Brodart archival cover. Accompanied by a loose 'Ex Libris Harold Acton' bookplate which has been Signed to the upper edge by Harold Acton. He has also written the name of the artist (Karnac Sonna) of the bookplate illustration to the lower edge. The author's scarce first book - a collection of poetry. An amazing survivor in this condition. The nicest copy we have handled to date. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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        The God Seekers.

      Tel Aviv Hapoel Hatzair 1923 - Portfolio of 12 limited edition original woodcuts (52 x 35.5 cm). No. 46 out of 115. Original wax seal, signed and numbered by the artist; 2 title sheets and 2 contents sheets in Hebrew and English, printed in black and umber, 12 loose woodcut prints in original paper mounts printed in black. The complete portfolio of Rubin's woodcut prints. Reuven Rubin (born Zelicovici, 1893–1974) was one of the most prominent Israeli painters and Israel's first ambassador to Romania. He was one of the pioneers on the Eretz-Yisrael painting style. His art is said to be reflecting the light and spirituality of the Land of Israel. The Eretz-Yisrael painting school was a movement active in the Holy Land during 1920s and 1930s. These artists rebelled against the Bezalel school, which according to the rebels was too 'Galut-riddled' (Galut meaning exile or Diaspora in Hebrew). They were the voice of the Modern art in the Holy Land, who looked for new ways of artistic expression. The God Seekers combine images of Jewish tradition and mysticism with views of the Holy Land at the time of the Third Aliyah. Some of these motives reoccur later in Rubin's oils (such as The Dancers of Miron). Some Israeli art critics compared these images to German Expressionism and saw in them an expression of national and spiritual resurrection. In 1924 Rubin sent this album as a gift to Herbert Louis Samuel - the High Commissioner of Palestine at the time, who is also known to be the first practising Jew (although noted for his personal atheism), to serve as a Cabinet minister and to become the leader of the British Labour party. The album was sent back to Rubin with the explanation that the Commissioner does not sympathise this sort of art.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Zur Naturgeschichte der Antilopen, Einiges nebst Originallithographien von Erna Pinner

      Dachstube zu Darmstadt 1923 - Original Halb Leinen Einband mit marmoriertem Papier, fest, Deckel an der Mittelkante berieben; Eins von 100 Exemplaren, von Hand auf Bütten hergestellt und auf letzter Seite von Edschmid und Pinner SIGNIERT. Auf Druckvermerk numeriert (N.99) :für Dr Leonhard Grisebach; Innen sehr guter Zustand 14 Seiten; Mit 8 zweifarbigen Original-Lithographien. Gr.-8vo. -auf letztem Vorsatz Bleistift Vermerk einer Hauswesen Auktion mai 1942; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        Barock-Bozzetti. Italienische Bildhauer. Italian Sculptors. Deutsch-Englische Ausgabe. English-German Edition. 4 Bände.

      Frankfurter Vlgs.-Anst. 1923-1925. 4°, 166(1) S., 72 Taf. u. 43 Textabb.; 126 S., 60 Taf. u. 37 Textabb.; 144(1) S., 78 Taf. u. 32 Textabb.; 169(1) S., 85 Taf. u. 50 Textabb.; OHLnbde. m. schönem Marmorbezugspapier, nur unwesentl. Gebrauchsspuren an den Einbänden. Arntzen/R. K94. - Die sogen. Bozetti (Vorentwürfe für Bildhauer-Arbeiten) sind hauptsächlich für die Kenntnis der Barockkunst von Bedeutung, da die Ausführung nach einem Bozzetto oftmals einem künstlerisch unbedeutenderen Gehilfen übertragen wurde. In vorliegendem Standardwerk werden neben den Arbeiten italienischer Künstler auch diejenigen holländischer, französischer u. deutscher Bildhauer der Barockzeit behandelt. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Bildhauerei, Skulptur, Italienische Kunst, Art history, Italian art, Sculpture

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Don Juan. Dramatische Phantasie in sieben Akten. Mit 14 Radierungen von Felix Meseck.

      Berlin, Offcina Serpentis für Rowohlt, 1923. - Eines von nur 250 Exemplaren auf Bütten, Gesamtauflage 265 Expl. Gesetzt in der Cicero Original-Unger-Fraktur, Druck der Radierungen durch die Manus Officin von Fritz Voigt. Die Radierung auf S. 15 vom Künstler entsprechend dem Kolophon signiert. Einband an den Kanten stellenweise leicht berieben, Rücken geblichen. Papier an den Rändern leicht leicht gebräunt. Rodenberg 120. Goedeke IX,523,84. Hayn-Gotendorf III,470. Houben II,289. `Erotische Komödie, `frei von den Fesseln, die zufällige Bühnenform, Theater, Theater-Censur, Hofetikette und Prüderie des Tugendsamen Publikums auflegen.` (Hayn-Got.) Werk, `das an sittenlosem Schmutz mehr aufgenommen hat, als eine grobe Vorstellung des Titelhelden rechtfertigt`. (Goed.) `Die Szene wechselt anmutig zwischen Notzucht im Schlafzimmer, im Garten, im Kloster, im Bordell .` (Houben). - `Daneben gehen auch stark homosexuelle Episoden. Einzelne Szenen dieses . erotischen Don Juan-Dramas sind von hinreißender Gewalt.` (Bilderlexikon) 4°. 235 (3) S., handgefertigter dunkelgrüner Maroquinband auf fünf Bünden, Rückengoldpräg., sign. "Tuszkau Boriska", Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Song of Songs (Signed Limited edition)

      Berlin: S D Saltzmann (Hasefer), 1923. Limited edition, numbered 6 of 500. Hardback, bound in the original cloth covered boards with gilt marginal decoration and insets to boards and simple design to spine. Highly decorative endpapers. 33 × 25.5cm, unpaginated. Signed to the limitation page by Ze'ev Raban. Ze'ev Raban's beautifully illustrated Solomon's Songs of Songs, and their celebration of love. The book is printed right to left in the Arabic form with colour title page and twenty five tipped in colour plates by Raban. Each verse in rendered in hebrew to the image with an English translation opposing, and the text page with hand coloured initials, title scroll and chapter / verse. All plates have the original tissue guard. Ze'ev Raban (born Wolf Rawicki, 1890-1970) was a leading painter, decorative artist, and industrial designer of the Bezalel school style, and was one of the founders of the Israeli art world. Condition: The cloth binding is rather grubby with tanning and foxing, and light rubbing to the corners and spine ends. The front endpaper (ie the rear endpaper to Western printing) is detached and the hinge is crack but still securely bound. Light tanning to page margins and light spotted foxing to prelims and title page. The main body of text is in good clean condition with a little browning to the tissue guards. The inner binding is secure. Overall, an attractive if worn copy of this rare title.. Signed by The Artist. First, Limited Edition. Cloth. Good.

      [Bookseller: Cox and Budge Books]
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        Picturesque China. Architecture and Landscape. A Journey Through Twelve Provinces.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1923]. Large 4to. Original red cloth with slightly spotted and repaired dust-wrappers; pp. xxvi, 288, 288 photogravure illustrations, captions n English, French, German, Spanish and Italian; cloth a little marked, occasional spotting to preliminary text; a good copy in the rarely seen dust-wrappers. First edition. Actually printed by Wasmuth in Germany and distributed with titles and text in different languages, this is a pretty comprehensive pictorial stock take of the architectural heritage of China, including fine landscapes, often with traditional carriages and travellers. 'The German architect and historian Ernst Boerschmann (1873-1949) spent his professional life engaged in research on traditional Chinese architecture ... When Ernst Boerschmann first arrived China in 1902 as a member of the German army he was already planning to undertake work on architecture' (Eduard Kögel in China Heritage Quarterly, online). - This is Boerschmann's main work, and an enduring record of traditional Chinese architecture, much of which has since been lost.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Affairs and People of the Alexander I's epoch].

      Berlin 1923 - Large octavo (25.7 x 20 cm). [2], title, [4], 341, adv. [2] pp., owner's inscription to title. Contemporary blue sheep over cloth boards, gilt spine, small chip to lower board, corners slightly bumped. A very fresh example of this uncommon émigré edition that comprises selected articles by the famous Russian historian exploring the personality of Alexander I, his epoch and associates. Sergey Melgunov (1879 – 1956) was a Russian historian, publicist and politician known for his opposition to the Soviet government and his numerous works on the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Russian Civil War. In the pre-Revolutionary years, Melgunov established a publishing house Zadruga where he published over 500 books and a journal Golos minuvshego ("The Voice of the Past"). After the Bolshevik October Revolution, he became an active opponent of Lenin's government and joined the anti-Soviet Union of Revival of Russia, which advocated an armed overthrow of the Bolshevik regime. He was arrested and sentenced to death in 1919, then reprieved, with the sentence commuted to imprisonment. Released in 1921, Melgunov eventually settled in Paris, where he continued his historical research and edited several émigré journals. The edition includes thirteen articles written within a period of 10 - 15 years before the revolution and covers the reign of Alexander I, analysis of personalities of the tsar, Rostopchin and Barclay de Tolly, the Great Patriotic War, and Russian society in the post-war years. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Book Of Ruth

      Nonesuch Press, London 1923 - Limited edition, STATED AS COPY NO.1 of 250, Slim 8vo, marbled card covers, hand-laid paper (?), in blue card sleeve with title in affixed paper panel, reproducing title page. There is faint toning to blank endpapers, and traces of rippling to bottom edge, otherwise VG+ in slightly rubbed sleeve. Scans may be provided on request [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: DreamberryWine]
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        Letters and Reminiscences.

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1923. Translated from the Russian by S. S. Koteliansky and J. Middleton Murry. Octavo. Original blue cloth, white paper label to spine printed black, spare label tipped-in at rear, top edge blue, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait by V. G. Perov with tissue-guard and folding facsimile plate at rear. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Minor rubbing to extremities, tiny mark to front cover, faint discolouration to top edge; an excellent copy in the jacket with browned spine, slight creasing and tiny nicks to top edge. First edition in English, first impression. The material includes a letter from Dostoevsky to his brother, letters to Maikov, to his wife, and to Pobiedonoszev, and reminiscences of Dostoevsky by his wife. S. S. Koteliansky translated a number of Russian works into English, often working with Virgiana Woolf, publishing their translations at the Hogarth Press.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        On a Chinese Screen

      Heinemann, London 1923 - First English edition. Offsetting to endpapers, contemporary ownership signature, small circular area of fading to spine from removal of price from the dustwrapper else a very good, bright copy in lightly repaired - and very scarce - dustwrapper with all other lettering intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Das neue Hamburg

      Gemeinschaftsverlag Hamburgischer Künstler,Hamburg 1923 - Herausgegeben von Karl Lorenz. Hamburg, Gemeinschaftsverlag Hamburgischer Künstler 1923.Mit 32 ganzseitigen Orig.-Graphiken Hamburger Künstler. 4°. 192 S. Priv. Leinenbd.-Erste Ausgabe. - Eins von 300 Exemplaren. (Gesamtauflage: 450 Expl.). - Mit 1 Titelholzschnitt von Karl Opfermann, 3 Holzschnitten von Paul Schwemer, 3 Holzschnitten von Adolf Bauer-Saar, 3 Holzschnitten von Claus Wrage, 3 Holzschnitten von Otto Niebuhr, 4 Holzschnitten von Heinrich Stegemann, 3 Holzschnitten von Karl Opfermann, 3 Holzschnitten von Gerhard von Ruckteschel, 3 Linoleumschnitten von Emil Maetzel, 3 Holzschnitten von Robert Köpke und 3 Holzschnitten von Kurt Löwengard. - Jentsch 130. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        Uncertainty and the Economics of Medical Care" in The American Economic Review 53 No 5, December 1963, pp. 941-973

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF KENNETH ARROW'S SEMINAL PAPER LAUNCHING THE FIELD OF MODERN HEALTH ECONOMICS. Arrow's paper is famous for many reasons - its "dazzling accuracy", its creation of an entirely new field of study, and also the skill and beauty with which it was written. "One is struck by the frequency with which a single sentence or paragraph opens up a concept, hypothesis, or relationship which will, years later, be expanded into a major subject of research" [for example the issue of 'trust' as it relates to medical care] (Fuchs, Health Affairs, March 8, 2017). To date, Arrow's paper remains "one of the most widely cited articles in the field of health economics" and is sometimes referred to as "the article that launched a thousand studies" (Savedoff, Public Health Classics, BWHO, Feb. 2004, 82). In 1963 Arrow was already a highly regarded economist; by the time of his death in early 2017 many considered him "the foremost economist of the second half of the 20th century" (Fuchs). In 1963, however, he had never written about the economics of health care. The Ford Foundation, attempting "to promote greater exchange between economists and other professions in the areas of health, education and welfare", extended an invitation to Arrow to apply his "pioneering research," on asymmetric information in markets to the issue of medical care (ibid). Arrow was fascinated by "the problems caused by asymmetric information in markets. In many transactions, one party (usually the seller) has more information about the product being sold than the other party. Asymmetric information creates incentives for the party with more information to cheat the party with less information; as a result, a number of market structures have developed, including warranties and third party authentication, which enable markets with asymmetric information to function" (Wikipedia). Before he could even begin to approach the task at hand, Arrow had to educate himself about health care and insurance - like many other economists, he had avoided the field. The paper Arrow ultimately wrote, this paper, did more than exceed the Ford Foundation's goals, it created the field of health economics and remains highly influential to this day. Prior to the article's appearance, economists had largely limited their research to descriptive and institutional studies. After Arrow's paper, the economics of health care became not just a respectable field of study, it was considered an "exciting" one (Fuchs). In this paper, Arrow characterized the differences between the healthcare market and normal competitive markets with regard to (1) the nature of demand - medical services are irregular and unpredictable (2) the expected behavior of the physician (3) product uncertainty (4) supply conditions (5) pricing practices. Arrow endorsed the view that 'the laissez-faire solution for medicine is intolerable' and that the delivery of health care deviates in fundamental ways from a normal free market, thus requiring government intervention to mitigate those deviations. Arrow wrote: "the operation of the medical-care industry and the efficacy with which it satisfies the needs of society differs from… a competitive model… If a competitive equilibrium exists at all, and if all commodities relevant to costs or utilities are in fact priced in the market, then the equilibrium is necessarily optimal" (Hastings, Kenneth Arrow on Healthcare Economics, AHEB, March 7, 2017). The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1972 was awarded jointly to John R. Hicks and Kenneth J. Arrow "for their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory" (Nobel Prize Committee). CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. Original wraps, continually paginated 941-1232. Bound in red wraps, slight rubbing and wear at the edges; the interior is clean and bright EXCEPT for the Arrow paper which has some light penciled underlining.

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        Fervor de Buenos Aires (First edition)

      Imprenta Serantes 1923 - Primera edición del primer libro de J. L. Borges. Tapa ilustrada por Norah Borges. Ejemplar en rústica original de una tirada de 300 ejemplares. Muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alberto Casares]
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        Deux ans chez Koltchak et chez les Bolchéviques. Pour la Croix-Rouge de Genève (1919-1921)

      1923 - portrait de l'auteur, 318 Paris, Félix Alcan, 1923, in-8, portrait de l'auteur, 318 pp, 55 figures et 1 carte dépliante, demi-chagrin brun, titre et nom de l'auteur frappés en lettres rouges sur le premier plat, couvertures conservées, Portrait de Montandon, 55 figures en noir et blanc d'après des clichés photographiques réalisés par l'auteur, et 1 carte dépliante montrant les divers itinéraires de sa mission. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION du récit de voyage de l'auteur en Russie, effectué au cours de sa mission humanitaire en Sibérie. Mandaté par le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, George Montandon quitta Genève en 1919, accompagné d'autres médecins, notamment son confrère Jules Jacot-Guillarmod. Ils embarquèrent pour les États-Unis, puis gagnèrent le Japon au mois de juin, où ils reçurent des médicaments ainsi que de précieuses lettres de recommandations du ministère de la Guerre qui leur permirent de visiter de nombreux camps de prisonniers. En septembre 1919, la mission étant officiellement terminée, Jacot-Guillarmod repartit avec les autres membres de l'équipe en Europe. Montandon, de son côté, se rendit au Japon où un télégramme de la Croix-Rouge l'attendait : on lui demandait d'organiser le rapatriement des prisonniers, tâche dont il s'acquitta avec succès. Il sera arrêté en 1921 par la police de sûreté russe, la Tcheka, pour suspicion d'espionnage ; échappant de peu à la fusillade, il quittera le pays par l'Ouest en compagnie d'une jeune russe, Maria Konstantinovna Zvyaghina, qu'il épousa au cours de son périple. Récit picaresque dans lequel l'auteur raconte toute sa traversée en Sibérie, fournissant un témoignage sur une Russie bolchevique qui le fascinait. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur et de sa femme Mouchka à sa mère. Il est également truffé d'annotations manuscrites au crayon à papier (corrections et commentaires), d'une main non identifiée. Il s'agit certainement de la belle-mère de George Montandon, Séraphine-Henriette Montandon-Blaiselion (à la mort de sa femme en 1896, James, le père de George, se remaria avec sa cousine germaine Séraphine-Henriette). En effet, à la page 234, lorsque Montandon aborde la question de la privation de vote pour les riches en Russie, on lit dans la marge ce commentaire manuscrit : « Tu serais aussi parmi ceux qui seraient atteints mon fils qui as bénéficié des avantages de [nos] grands-parents Montandon de la Brévine. Utopie ! Utopie ! ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Designs of Leon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess.

      Benn Bros London 1923 - Folio (39.5 x 30.3 cm). [2] ll., 18 pp., [1] l. and 54 tipped-in plates printed in colour. Later black half morocco over orange cloth, gilt spine, top edge gilt, matching slip case; small scuff marks to slipcase. Fresh example of the limited English edition, number 375 of 1,000 copies. The beautiful costumes were designed for Diaghilev's revival of 'La Belle au Bois Dormant' at the Alhambra Theatre in London in 1921. This deluxe edition with colourful plates commemorated Bakst's costumes and sets for a ballet so lavish that it nearly bankrupted Diaghilev. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falbalas & Fanfreluches: A Set of Six Pochoir Fashion Plates.

      Meynial Paris -1926 1923 - Six pochoir plates by Barbier, framed together and glazed, overall size: 64.2 x 61.3 cm. An exquisite series displaying fashion in magnificent and imaginative illustrations by George Barbier the noted early twentieth century French artist and illustrator. Falbalas et fanfreluches was the last of Barbier's books to reflect contemporary life directly. Its special value is the unique way in which it catches the tone and mood of les années vingt.

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        Original design for the Ballets Russes : l'Oiseau de Feu

      [Paris, 1923]. Gouache and gold leaf on artist's board, 135 x 120 mm (image); initialled 'G.B.' in the image lower right; framed. The ballet l'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird), choreographed by Michel Fokine to music composed by Stravinsky, was first performed by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Paris Opera in 1910, with Tamara Karsavina as principal dancer. The costume designs of Leon Bakst used in this production were a clear inspiration for this design by George Barbier, created for one of the Ballets Russes' 1923 productions in Paris. George Barbier is regarded as one of the greatest French illustrators of the early twentieth century, and a master of Art Déco design. His rich, flamboyant style was perfectly suited to theatre and ballet costume design as well as to haute couture fashion illustration. In addition to collaborating with the Ballets Russes he worked alongside Erté in designing sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère. He also designed jewellery for Cartier. A major retrospective of Barbier's work was staged at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice in 2008-09. (The English language edition of the exhibition catalogue, George Barbier: The Birth of Art Déco, was published in 2009 by Rizzoli, New York). Provenance: Collection of Yves Plantin. Art Auction France, Paris, November 22-23 2015, Yves Plantin - Galerie du Luxembourg, lot 431 (auction label preserved on verso of frame). Yves Plantin was co-founder of the renowned Luxembourg Gallery, a commercial gallery established in the 6th arrondisement of Paris in 1968 which specialized in works from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.

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        Science of Being

      New York: J.F. Tapley Co., 1923. First Edition. Octavo (7" x 4"); xii, 329p. Flexible faux-alligator Fabrikord with gilt emblem to front and moire endpapers and printed on ivory India Bible paper with gilt edges. Housed in gold box, with "Information for the Reader," publisher's prospectus, and Lightbearers information cards laid in at bottom. Covers are sturdy and square showing some scuffing down joints, otherwise just very light edgewear and a couple small smudges to back. Some expected rippling along page margins from thinness of paper, largely at bottom corner and not involving text. Ink and illustrations are bold and bright. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. Inlaid cards are clean and crisp with sharp edges. Box shows a clean split at one corner with some scuffing along edges and face and a patch of toning to interior bottom from an unrelated newsclipping, but is still sturdy and solid. Not an ex-library copy.Founder of The Lightbearers, Fersen's guide to "Nature's Forces and Laws" and the "Fundamentals of All Being" encourages a course of philosophical and spiritual reflection and growth that in many ways anticipates later "New Age" thought and the "Law of Attraction." His work is said to have influenced thinkers from Edgar Cayce and Annie Besant to Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla among many others. The reader's information card mentions this being the first use in the United States of India Bible paper, and that the book itself, through its materials and design, is "powerful magnetic center for Universal Harmony to manifest itself." A very nice example of Fersen's classic text, rather scarce when complete with box and additions.

      [Bookseller: Frognall's Books]
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        Ecce Homo. 84 black and white plates. Originalausgabe. First edition. Ausgabe D.

      Berlin: Der Malik-Verlag 1923 - Ausgabe D. Complete with 84 Black and white lithographs on wove paper with original pictorial wrappers, title page, colophon and index. . 357 x 261mm. 13-7/8 x 10-1/8 inches. Roman numeral in lower left margin. Thread holes in left margin. Dückers, Nr. SI, 1 to SI , 84. XV. From the original edition, before some of the the plates were suppressed for indecency following a trial in Feb., 1924. A few plates with marginal tears, but without loss. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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