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        COLIN

      New York: George H. Doran Company, [1923].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-334 [335-336: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green. First U.S. edition. One long novel in two parts (continued in COLIN II). A deal with the Devil in Elizabethan times enhances Stanier fortunes materially, but not spiritually over succeeding centuries. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 32. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 143. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01125. Page edges a bit tanned, else a fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by A. D. Rahn) with wear along top and bottom edges, tiny chip from lower right corner of front flap, and mild general dust soiling. Overall, an attractive example of this uncommon jacket. (#152503)

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

      London - The Bayard Press, 1923 Book. Good. Hardcover. A biographical work on the famous Russian painter and costume designer, Leon Bakst. Baskt was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, where he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes. This work is adorned with examples of Bakst's work, with his rich designs. Illustrated throughout with 68 plates, 52 being colour lithographs. Numerous vignettes throughout also, some colour and mounted. Collated, complete. Limited edition, number 274 of 315 copies for sale. A scarce and comprehensive work with 240 pages on the artist's life and career progression. This work was written by Andre Levinson, a French dance journalist. Condition: In original vellum boards. Externally, rubbed to the joints and to the extremities. Patches of age toning and spots to the boards which are discoloured. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Large tidemark to the bottom of every page creeping towards the centre of page. Affects some leaves more than others. Does not affect readability. Pages are slightly cockled due to the tide marks. Lithographs are still bright despite tidemarks. Heavy spotting to endpapers. Occasional spot. Overall: GOOD.

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        Murder on the Links.

      London: Bodley Head, 1923 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Christie's third novel is generally estimated to be her scarcest title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Cruise of the Mauretania to the Mediterranean 1923 (Photo Album)[cover title]

      Publishers Photo Service, Inc., Stamford, CT 1923 - [114] pages. 13-3/4 by 10-1/4 inches. Photo album of the first luxury cruise of the RMS Mauretania (Cunard Line), following its sixteen years of service as a transatlantic ocean liner, and World War One hospital ship. This first cruise was commissioned by the American Express Travel Company, and aimed exclusively at the wealthy, with prohibitively costly ticket prices. Advertisements announced Mauretania would be diverted from her regular ports 'to make an epoch in cruising history.' Ads ran widely in magazines including Travel, National Geographic, Country Life, The Dial, Current Opinion, Literary Digest, and elsewhere. The cruise left the Port of New York on February 10, 1923 and returned the following April. At the time, Mauretania was the Blue Riband record holder for the fastest ship on the Atlantic, an honor it held for 20 years. Newspapers at the time reported the cruise was re-christened mid-voyage as 'The Hundred Million Dollar Ship? due to its moneyed patrons. The bespoke album contains 113 black-and-white photographs, 9-1/2 by 7-1/2 inches each, tipped-in recto only, one per page, with caption labels in varying fonts glued beneath. Includes two full images of the Mauretania herself, one in Corsica and one from the Grand Corniche Drive in the French Riviera, plus one of the bow taken aboard at the landing at Ponta Delgada in the Azores. The photos depict idyllic stops in Spain, Algiers, Monte Carlo, The French Riviera, Naples, Pompeii, Rome, Istanbul, Athens, Giza, Cairo and Portugal, and includes a smoking Mt. Vesuvius. Despite the opulence, the luxury tourists were shocked after landing in Turkey among desperate refugees. Three photos show refugees in a camp on the Bosphorus Strait, one with a child who died while the photo was taken, and other children who would die of starvation or diphtheria within hours or days. Most captions do not personally identify the people depicted, but one exception is a photograph of Judge Elbert H. Gary (who paid $25,000 for his suite on the ship) and his wife in Madeira. Gary was the founder of U. S. Steel, and for whom the city of Gary, Indiana was named. After the cruise Gary was quoted in American papers, 'I was shocked by the deplorable conditions at Constantinople, at Athens and in the Near East, where many thousands of starving refugees are huddled in rags and filth in wretched, insanitary hovels.' Fellow passenger H. A. Tallmadge, owner of the Toledo Blade newspaper, 'corroborated the steel maker's description of the horrible condition of the Christian refugees in the Near East, saying that Greece is unable to handle the situation and must have more medical aid or thousands will perish.' The London Illustrated Police News on April 12, 1923 noted the 'Ship Full of American Millionaires' was not only a costly affair but also 'one of the wettest voyages made by Americans since prohibition. Considerably more than £10,000 pounds worth of liquor was consumed.' Black leather covers over black pages bound with two heavy rivets. Title and original owner's name stamped with gilt on cover. Edges worn and outside hinges starting to crack. Missing 6 pages that were cut or torn out. Most photos fine, though a few are lightly scuffed. Former owner's printed address sticker on front blank reinforced with scotch tape. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Faerie Queene Disposed into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues [WITH] Spenser's Minor Poems

      [Chelsea]: The Ashendene Press (1923 / 1925), 1923. Limited Edition. Vellum. Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. 635 p. Limited editions, with the Faerie Queene being one of 180 printed on paper (there were also 12 printed on vellum) and the Minor Poems being one of 200 printed on paper (with an additional 15 being printed on vellum). The two volumes were designed to be companion volumes as St. John Hornby noted in his bibliography; they were printed and bound in a similar manner, and this set comes with a custom slipcase to house both volumes. Many have noted the plea he made opposite the colophon page in the Faerie Queene to future binders not to crop the edges; he had designed a "book beautiful" and wished it not to be desecrated. The volumes are indeed lovely, printed in double columns with a liberal use of red and blue ink, with large intials designed by Graily Hewitt in red and blue; in the Minor Poems there is a larger use of blue than in any of the other books. ***DESCRIPTION: The two volumes bound uniformly, with the binding stamp of "WHS" on the turn-in of the back board in the Faerie Queene, quarter bound in brown cowhide with gilt lettering on the spines, ivory vellum sides over thick boards, red and blue ink used throughout as referenced above, text pages in double columns, type Subiaco on Batchelor paper bearing the Knight in Armour water-mark; elephant folio size (almost 17" tall), pagination: Faerie Queene, (i-viii), 1-406, colophon (407); Minor Poems (i-iv), (1)-216 with colophon on final page. Both volumes are housed in a custom slipcase with a brown leather spine and white paper sides, with a black leather spine label with gilt lettering; there is an inner slipcase covered in brown cloth, divided, with each compartment having a folder of brown cloth on the outside, lined with velvet inside, into which the two volumes fit and are protected. ***CONDITION: Both volumes near fine, the brown leather spines remain deep in colour, the vellum boards are of a natural dark shade; internally both volumes have strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright, and they are entirely free of prior owner markings; there is one shallow scratch mark to the back board of Faerie Queene and both volumes have light foxing to the preliminary and final blank leaves as well as to the text block edges, both have some offsetting to the free endpapers from the leather spines, and the front free endpapers of both volumes have some darkening from smoke damage (no odors) near the top and bottom edges. The custom slipcase is near fine with some faint soiling to one side, the inner box and two folders are fine. ***CITATION: Hornby 32 and 35. ***POSTAGE: Please note that this set is extremely large and heavy, and depending on destination some additional postage may apply; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Das Leben des Menschen. Eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen (5 Bände = komplett)

      Das Leben des Menschen. Eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen (5 Bände = komplett) Die Bücher greifen Themen wie Physik der Lebens, Chemie, Plasma, Zellen, Keimzellen... Knochenlehre, Muskellehre, Herz, Adern, Lymphe.....Nase, Magen, Energiebedarf und jede Menge weitere Themen. Beschreibung: Band I. Mit 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 169 Abbildungen im Text, 1923, 272 Seiten (vollständig-und gut erhalten) Band II. Mit 36 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 262 Abbildungen im Text, 1924, 364 Seiten (vollständig-und gut erhalten) Band III. Mit 35 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 242 Abbildungen im Text, 1926, 364 Seiten (vollständig-und gut erhalten) Band IV. Mit 33 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 231 Abbildungen im Text, 1929, 335 Seiten (vollständig-und gut erhalten) Band V. Mit 23 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 157 Abbildungen im Text, 1931, 267 Seiten mit alphabetischen Gesamtregister. Beilagen in Lasche auf dem Hinterdeckel: 1. Broschüre "Der Mensch als Industriepalast", VIII Seiten mit Erläuterung der Zeichen und Farben. 2. Riesenplakat "Der Mensch als Industriepalast" (Format: 48 x 96 cm, auf Buchgröße zusammengefaltet). Zustand: Die Buchblöcke sind stabil, leider durch Ablage etwas gedrückt (wellig), und im Textbereich gering locker, jedoch gut im Verbund, ansonsten Texte und Abbildungen (Tafeln) sehr gut erhalten. Halbleinen mit Leinenecken und goldgeprägter. Rückentitel. Vorsätze von Band 1-4 gemustert, von Band 5 in schlichtem grau. 26 x 18 cm. Erscheinungsjahre: 1923-1931. Kapitale und Ecken berieben und bestoßen, Einbände leicht fleckig und lichtrandig, Seiten häufig leicht stockfleckig, geringe Bleistifteintragungen, guter Gesamtzustand. Das Plakat ist bis auf leichte Altersspuren und zwei kleinen Einrissen im oberen Falz sehr gut erhalten.

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        Japanese Sword-mounts in the Collections of the Field Museum

      Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1923. First edition. Library cloth. A fine paper copy bound in a lightly rubbed very good+ ex-lib set of boards with minor remnants of labels present, but original volume is unmarked. Scarce in this condition.. 195 pp. + plates [61]. Illus. with b/w photos. Field Museum of Natural History Publication 216, Anthropological Series, Volume XVI. Signed by the author on the title page, who was assistant curator as well as the daughter of the donor of a collection of 919 sword mounts to the museum. In addition to the coverage of early types of swords, Ken ad Tachi, through all the major schools and smiths, there is list of signatures, names of artists, families, and localities as well as a discussion of restoration.

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        Complete set of the Pocket Edition.

      Macmillan, London., 1923 - 1930. Small octavo. 27 volumes. De luxe issue in full blue calf, gilt decoration to spine, top edges gilt.One volume (Wessex Poems) is defective at the head of the spine and another (The Woodlanders) is splitting at the front joint, but overall a very good set indeed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Harmonium.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York., 1923. First edition, one of 500 copies in the first issue binding of cloth-backed boards with a checked pattern in blue, red, yellow and white. Title label on spine. Octavo. 140 pages. The author's first book and a modernist landmark.Bookplate on front pastedown. Covers rubbed at the edges, particularly at the corners. Spine label rubbed. A couple of pages have been roughly opened with some loss to the outer margin of pp.137/8. Very good. No dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Niekammer`s landwirtschaftliche Güter-Adreßbücher, Band VII: Brandenburg. Verzeichnis sämtlicher Rittergüter, Güter und größeren Bauernhöfe mit Angabe der Guts-Eigenschaft,...

      Reichenbach Leipzig 1923 (...des Grundsteuer-Reinertrages, der Gesamtfläche ... des Viehbestandes, der Fernsprechanschlüsse, Angabe der Besitzer, Pächter und Verwalter, der Post-, Telegraphen- und Eisenbahnstationen ... einem alphabetischen Orts- und Personenregister, einem Verzeichnis der wichtigsten Behörden und Diensstellen. Mit Unterstützung vieler Behörden hrsg. von Oskar Köhler. Mit einer Karte im Maßstabe 1:1750000. / Dritte, völlig umgearbeitete und stark vermehrte Auflage. Mit einer Einleitung von Dr. Kurt Schleising ) Mit XXXII, 344 Seiten, 16 n.n. Blätter ( Anzeigenteil ) sowie 1 farbigen Karte. Ohln, 4° ( 25,5 x 18,5 cm ). Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils leicht bestoßen, Bindung defekt, Buchblock stark gelockert. Innen einige Seiten etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, die ersten 30 Seiten zur unteren Ecke hin stärker eselsohrig, ansonsten recht guter Zustand. - selten - ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Brandenburg, Mark Brandenburg, Güter, Gut, Gutshof, Adressen, Adressverzeichnis, Bauernhof, Bauernhöfe, Rittergut, Provinz Brandenburg, Google, Niekammers

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        The Story of the Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route, from 1887 to 1922.

      The Pioneer Publishing Company Ltd. and "The African World", [1923]. 4to. 4 vols. comprising 3 text volumes and one map and index volume; original morocco-backed boards; numerous mounted photographic portraits, illustrations from photographs, coloured plates, maps including some folding and 12 in pocket of the map volume, facsimile letters and documents, etc.; lightly rubbed, two or three mounting sheets with marginal flaws, very few pages with minor marginal spotting, without the plate of the gorilla at p. 308 in vol. III (as always), else a very attractive set, without the continuation, which appeard in one further volume in 1926, but with the lavishly produced prospectus for the publication, this with lightly frayed wrappers. First edition. As Smuts writes in his foreword, this work is a 'monumental record of African Pioneering'. Although its primary theme relates to the development of the Cape to Cairo railway, it encompasses many aspects of British exploration and pioneering in Africa. Indeed the work amounts to a paean to the British colonial period. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who: John Buchan, Winston Churchill, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, Ewart Grogan, Harry Johnston, Frederick Lugard, Flinders Petrie, Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Selous, Smuts, Reginald Wingate, Francis Younghusband, and numerous others. Chapters cover the development of the gold- and diamond-fields, native peoples and big game along the route, and much else. A superb production and an excellent record of British interests in Africa, together with the rarely seen prospectus for this publication.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Typhoon.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First edition, later printing of this classic sea yarn by Conrad. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt stamped to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, frontispiece. Boldly inscribed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with some light offsetting to the endpapers. Typhoon is most likely based upon Conrad's actual experience of seaman's life, and probably on a real incident aboard of the steamer John P. Best. The Typhoon describes how Captain MacWhirr sails the s/s Nan-Shan, a British-built steamer running under the Siamese flag, into a typhoon a mature tropical cyclone of the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. Other characters include the young Jukes most probably an alter ego of Conrad from the time he had sailed under captain John McWhirr and Solomon Rout, the chief engineer. The novella classically evokes the seafaring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr, who, according to Conrad, never walked on this Earth is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the typhoon, his indomitable will in the face of a superior natural force elicits grudging admiration.

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        Sechzehn farbige Handzeichnungen aus den Skizzenbüchern von Franz Marc.

      Kiepenheuer, Berlin Weimar Potsdam 1923 - Herausgegeben von Wolf Przygode. Mit 1 Original-Holzschnitt und 16 farbigen Abbildungen nach Handzeichnungen von Franz Marc (davon 15 unter Passepartout). Potsdam, Gustav Kiepenheuer1923. 4°. Orig.-Halbledermappe (Otto Dorfner, Weimar).-Lankheit 845. - Zweite Mappe im Verlage der Dichtung. - Eins von 50 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit dem Holzschnitt auf Japan. Der Holzschnitt entstand ursprünglich 1914 und wurde von Maria Marc für diese Edition vom Originalstock auf dünnem Japan abgezogen und von ihr verso signiert und gestempelt. - Die Reproduktion der sechzehn farbigen Blätter erfolgte in reinem Lichtdruck durch die Reichsdruckerei Berlin mit Unterstützung durch Dr. Alois Schardt von der berliner Nationagalerie. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Motor and Camel Surveys in the North Arabian Desert.

      London, The Royal Geographical Society, 1923. - Map (117 x 102 cm). Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bert Williams Son of Laughter A symposium of Tribute to the Man and to his Work, by his Friends and Associates with a Preface by David Belasco

      New York: The English Crafters, 1923. First edition. Frontispiece photograph of Williams ("his last photograph"). Illustrated. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth, slightly faded, some dampstaining to spine and rear cover, but overall very good. First edition. Frontispiece photograph of Williams ("his last photograph"). Illustrated. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by the Editor. Tributes to and sketches of the great pionerring black comedian by Belasco, Heywould Broun, Ring Lardner, W.E.B. Dubois, W.C. Fields, et. al. This copy is inscribed on the flyleaf by the editor, Mabel Rowland, April 9, 1923.

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        Poems

      8vo. London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1923. 8vo., xii, [1]-89 pp. Original quarter beige cloth and brown paper boards, backstrip with red gilt-lettered label, top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, and original cream paper dust-jacket printed in brown. Dust jacket is chipped along the edges and backstrip is torn away at top to reveal title label on binding, faint age-toning to outer margins, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, first printing, with the words "First Published 1923" printed on the copyright page. Contains a selection of poems from 1909-1919, and "Child Verses" of 1907.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Cover title]: Massachusetts General Hospital Cabot Case Records

      Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 1923 - Thick quarto. Publisher's black buckram gilt. Spine puckered, very good or a little better. Bound up newsletters or offprints issued weekly by the Hospital, the first issue is dated May 17, 1921; the last issue is dated October 16, 1923.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Indiscretions; or, Une Revue de Deux Mondes

      Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923. First Edition, one of 300 copies printed on watermarked Rives handmade paper; this copy out-of-series. Unbound sheets, 19-7/8" x 25-1/2", 4 sheets. 1 vols. Fine. First Edition, one of 300 copies printed on watermarked Rives handmade paper; this copy out-of-series. Unbound sheets, 19-7/8" x 25-1/2", 4 sheets. 1 vols. The Unbound Sheets. The first book of the press; rare in unbound sheets. Gallup A23

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        TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN, discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.

      London, Cassell and Company, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, 1923, 1927, 1933. 3 VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, ALL FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS, 1923,1927 & 1933. ALL IN DUSTWRAPPERS. 8vo, approximately 240 x 155 mm, 9½ x 6¼ inches, numerous photographic illustrations by Harry Burton (of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), all present as listed in the plate lists, pages: xxxiii, 1-231; xxxiv, 1-277; xvi, 1-248, original publisher's cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, central gilt scarab on black background to upper covers, original decorated endpapers. Spines slightly bumped at head and tail, occasional pale foxing, Volume 1: slight lean, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, slight crack to the rear inner paper hinge. Dustwrappers: a few repairs to edges on blank side to strengthen slight chipping, all volumes have a light handling vertical crease to spines, Volume 1: slight rubbing to centre of spine with tiny loss; Volume 3 has a small chip to head with slight loss, neatly repaired, the selling price on the spines of the first 2 volumes has been crossed out with pale blue ink, and to Volume 3 on the inner flap, otherwise a very good plus set. Volume 3 was issued 6 years after Volume 2 and the jacket is on slightly thinner paper with different lettering and colour. Dust wrappers now protected with transparent removable covering. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Cruise of the Mauretania to the Mediterranean 1923 (Photo Album)[cover title]

      Stamford, CT: Publishers Photo Service, Inc., 1923. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. [114] pages. 13-3/4 by 10-1/4 inches. Photo album of the first luxury cruise of the RMS Mauretania (Cunard Line), following its sixteen years of service as a transatlantic ocean liner, and World War One hospital ship. This first cruise was commissioned by the American Express Travel Company, and aimed exclusively at the wealthy, with prohibitively costly ticket prices. Advertisements announced Mauretania would be diverted from her regular ports 'to make an epoch in cruising history.' Ads ran widely in magazines including Travel, National Geographic, Country Life, The Dial, Current Opinion, Literary Digest, and elsewhere. The cruise left the Port of New York on February 10, 1923 and returned the following April. At the time, Mauretania was the Blue Riband record holder for the fastest ship on the Atlantic, an honor it held for 20 years. Newspapers at the time reported the cruise was re-christened mid-voyage as 'The Hundred Million Dollar Ship” due to its moneyed patrons. The bespoke album contains 113 black-and-white photographs, 9-1/2 by 7-1/2 inches each, tipped-in recto only, one per page, with caption labels in varying fonts glued beneath. Includes two full images of the Mauretania herself, one in Corsica and one from the Grand Corniche Drive in the French Riviera, plus one of the bow taken aboard at the landing at Ponta Delgada in the Azores. The photos depict idyllic stops in Spain, Algiers, Monte Carlo, The French Riviera, Naples, Pompeii, Rome, Istanbul, Athens, Giza, Cairo and Portugal, and includes a smoking Mt. Vesuvius. Despite the opulence, the luxury tourists were shocked after landing in Turkey among desperate refugees. Three photos show refugees in a camp on the Bosphorus Strait, one with a child who died while the photo was taken, and other children who would die of starvation or diphtheria within hours or days. Most captions do not personally identify the people depicted, but one exception is a photograph of Judge Elbert H. Gary (who paid $25,000 for his suite on the ship) and his wife in Madeira. Gary was the founder of U. S. Steel, and for whom the city of Gary, Indiana was named. After the cruise Gary was quoted in American papers, 'I was shocked by the deplorable conditions at Constantinople, at Athens and in the Near East, where many thousands of starving refugees are huddled in rags and filth in wretched, insanitary hovels.' Fellow passenger H. A. Tallmadge, owner of the Toledo Blade newspaper, 'corroborated the steel maker's description of the horrible condition of the Christian refugees in the Near East, saying that Greece is unable to handle the situation and must have more medical aid or thousands will perish.' The London Illustrated Police News on April 12, 1923 noted the 'Ship Full of American Millionaires' was not only a costly affair but also 'one of the wettest voyages made by Americans since prohibition. Considerably more than £10,000 pounds worth of liquor was consumed.' Black leather covers over black pages bound with two heavy rivets. Title and original owner's name stamped with gilt on cover. Edges worn and outside hinges starting to crack. Missing 6 pages that were cut or torn out. Most photos fine, though a few are lightly scuffed. Former owner's printed address sticker on front blank reinforced with scotch tape. Scarce.

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        THE WARES OF THE MING DYNASTY

      London, Benn Brothers Limited, 1923.. LIMITED EDITION, 256 COPIES THIS BEING NUMBER 71, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH EXTRA COLOUR PLATE. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 12 coloured illustrations, including frontispiece, on 10 plates, 49 monochrome plates, many with more than 1 image, numbered 10-59, all plates have captioned descriptive tissue guards, making a total of 128 images, pages: xvi, [1] -240, bound in full publisher's pigskin, gilt lettering to spine, gilt decoration to upper cover, gilt top edge, text pages untrimmed. Binding slightly rubbed, corners bumped and showing wear, shelf wear to edges, edges of untrimmed pages age-browned, very small chip to the lower margin of plate 28, some of the untrimmed pages have small nicks to the edges which are protruding, 2 small repairs to edges of first tissue guard, occasional small pale spot, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Golden Hind A Quarterly Magazine Of Art And Literature; October 1922 - July 1923

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1923. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Very good. Four issues. 48, 38, 40, 40 pages. 39 x 28 cm. The first volume complete. Literary contributions by Alec Waugh, Aldous Huxley, Laurence Houseman, Ford Madox Ford, Rabindranath Tagore, Joseph Hergesheimer, Havelock Ellis et al. Illustrations by Alastair, John Austen, John Nash, Robert Gibbings, Jack Yeats, Haldane Macfall, Frank Brangwyn (color drawing) et al. Private Subscribers list in first issue, adverts front and rear. Second issue with adverts, and last issue with four page insert from Clifford Bax announcing a smaller format for ensuing issues, and a subscription form. All four issues generally clean, modest cover dusting.

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        2 autograph letters signed.

      [Cannes], April 10 and 23 1923. - 8vo. Altogether (½+½=) 1 p. on 4 ff. To one Monsieur Custot, apologizing for not being able "to meet" him "without delay", since "my health at present is not of the best" (April 10). "You must forgive me for not having acknowledged your kind letter and your study of the Eighteenth Century, which you were so good as to send me some days ago; but I confess that I have been merely enjoying this air and sunshine, and have done nothing whatever. He is an interesting scoundrel, your hero-adventurer, and, like all scoundrels, from the Chevalier Faublas to Casanova, he seems to be rewarded with all the good things of life. I do not find that just - - even in fiction [.]" (April 23). - Each letter with lithographed letterhead "Grand Hotel Californie | Cannes".

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        The Berkshire Kennet.

      London: Privately Printed for Holbrook Jackson at the Curwen Press,, 1923. Small duodecimo-sized pamphlet. Original patterned wrappers, title label to front. Fine. First edition, first impression, number 28 of 50 copies, printed on hand-made paper, this copy additionally inscribed on the limitation page, "Donald Friede from Richard Aldington". Donald S. Friede (1901-1965) was a significant American publisher of literary Modernists. The son of a Russian immigrant who had represented Ford in Tsarist Russia, Friede was expelled from three universities (Harvard, Yale, and Princeton) before finding his first footing in the book world working as a stock clerk for Alfred A. Knopf. He had only just joined Boni & Liveright in 1923, the year of this book's publication. He soon rose to become its Vice-President in 1925, and in 1928 co-founded Covici-Friede, Inc, publishing the likes of John Steinbeck, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and E.E. Cummings. He later worked as a literary agent, and senior editor at Prentice-Hall and Doubleday, working with Ernest Hemingway and Theodore Dreiser. The Library of Congress holds his papers. This is an excellent association for one of the British Modernist's rarest publications, of which we can trace only one inscribed copy ever having appeared auction, in 1992. Aldington's long poem (which had appeared in To-Day, September 1923, and also appeared in the same year in the collection The Exile and Other Poems) communicates the spiritual salve of walks along the River Kennet in Berkshire, where he was recovering in Malthouse Cottage from the shock of his trench experiences, taking his friend T. S. Eliot (then flushed with fame after the publication of The Waste Land in 1922) as an occasional companion on his countryside rambles. Aldington's biographer described the pastoral poem as "a one man rear-guard action against Modernism... symptomatic of the fact that Aldington was uncertain of his position in relation to the new poetic" (Richard Aldington: A Biography).

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        The Great Chalice of Antioch, on Which Are Depicted in Sculpture the Earliest Known Portraits of Christ, Apostles and Evangelists [By] Gustavus A. Eisen ... - Complete in Two Large Folio Volumes

      New York, Kouchakji Freres, 1923. First Edition. Sumptuously bound in gilt-blocked dark morocco over elaborately decorated buckram boards. Raised bands with gilt-tooled compartments. An exceptional copy and rare in such positive condition. Scans and additional information on request.; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. 60 pl. , diagrs. 47 cm. Fabulously illustrated with 60 plates each accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress. Book designed and decorated by Edward B. Edwards. (Limited to 1000 copies). Bibliography: v. 1, p. [187]-191. Subject: Antioch chalice. Christian Art and Symbolism.

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        Tristan und Isolde.

      München, Drei Masken Verlag, 1923. - Ca. 37 x 28 cm. Titelblatt, 354 Seiten, 1 Seite Druckvermerk. Faksimile der Reinschrift der autographen Partitur. Eines von 410 arabisch numerierten Exemplaren. Aus dem Druckvermerk: "Das Autograph der vollständigen Partitur von Richard Wagners "Tristan und Isolde" wurde im Auftrag des Drei Masken Verlags in München im Laufe des Jahres 1923 erstmalig reproduziert. Das Originalmanuskript ist im Besitz des Hauses Wahnfried in Bayreuth. Der Druck dieser Faksimile-Ausgabe erfolgte durch Sinsel & Co. G.m.b.H. in Leipzig-Oetzsch. Die einmalige Auflage beträgt 530 Exemplare, von denen 500 in den Handel gelangen, und zwar 90 Exemplare numeriert von I bis XC und 410 Exemplare von 1-410." Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken gering bestoßen, Vorderdeckel gering gebogen, vorderer Schnitt etwas fleckig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Auberginefarbiger Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und Kopfgoldschnitt.

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        Geschichte der Bayerischen Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg. (Bände 1 und 2 im unveränderten Nachdruck von 1923; Band 3 in erster Ausgabe). 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Hiersemann, 1923. - circa 33,5 x 25 cm. 732 Seiten (durchpaginiert) mit etwa 450 Textabbildungen, 12 farbigen, 12 Autotypietafeln und 2 Markentafeln Rotes Original-Leder mit Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung (mit den neutralen Umschlägen und Schubern) Das grosse und umfassende Standardwerk in hervorragender Ausstattung, hier auf schwerem Kunstdruckpapier und in der sehr seltenen Vorzugsausgabe in prachtvollen roten Ganzlederbänden. - Band I: Wirtschaftsgeschichte und Organisation. - II. Werkbetrieb und Personal. - III. Produktion und Verschleiss. Originalausgabe mit hervorragenden Abbildungen, Bände 1 und 2 im unveränderten Nachdruck von 1923; Band 3 in erster Ausgabe von 1923. "- Schönes, frisches Exemplar - prachtvoll gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        April Twilights and Other Poems

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1923 - First edition thus, a re-issue of Cather's first book, with additional poetry, some of it previously unpublished. Japanese vellum and papercovered boards. Copy 302 of 450 numbered copies Signed by the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Men Like Gods

      London: Cassell and Company, 1923, 1923. First Edition, First Issue . Green Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine Dustjacket. Viii, 304 Pp. Green Cloth, Gilt. First Edition, First Printing With Printer's Code F.200.123 On Page 304, This Example The Relatively Scarce First State Binding With The Publisher's Imprint At Base Of Spine In Gilt. Book Is Near Fine, Virtually Unworn, Slight Bumping At Head And Heel Of Spine, Slight Foxing To Endpapers, In A Near Fine Dust Wrapper With Slight Browning And A Little Loss Of Paper At The Corners And At The Edge Of The Spine, Spine Slightly Darkened, With A Custom Half-Leather Fully Enclosed Case And Sleeve With Gilt Title On Spine.

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        WELTUNTERGANG. DAS NEUE JERUSALEM

      Bad Oldesloe: Uranus-Verlag Max Duphorn, 1923.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-158 [159] [160: blank], original pictorial cream boards printed in black, blue and gold with white linen spine panel printed in blue, brown endpapers. First edition. Geopolitical fantasy set in a technologically advanced utopian world in the year 2000. Bloch (2002) 1664. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1945, p. 361. Not in Lexikon 2 or Nagl. A clean, bright, nearly fine copy. (#139142)

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        Typhoon.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First edition, later printing of this classic sea yarn by Conrad. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt stamped to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, frontispiece. Boldly inscribed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with some light offsetting to the endpapers. Typhoon is most likely based upon Conrad's actual experience of seaman's life, and probably on a real incident aboard of the steamer John P. Best. The Typhoon describes how Captain MacWhirr sails the s/s Nan-Shan, a British-built steamer running under the Siamese flag, into a typhoon a mature tropical cyclone of the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. Other characters include the young Jukes most probably an alter ego of Conrad from the time he had sailed under captain John McWhirr and Solomon Rout, the chief engineer. The novella classically evokes the seafaring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr, who, according to Conrad, never walked on this Earth is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the typhoon, his indomitable will in the face of a superior natural force elicits grudging admiration.

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        ARCHITECTUUR, AANNEMER KONDOR, ABC Twee fotoalbums met - veelal grote, 18x24 cm-foto's van werken van het aannemersbedrijf N.V. De Kondor, gewapend betonbouw. Directeuren W.J. Wisselink c.i. en A. van Geluk. Gevestigd: Gebouw “De Roos”, Rokin 9-15 te Amsterdam (naam later ook: ABC, Algemene Beton Compagnie, ‘s-Gravenhage). Periode ca. 1920-1953.

      "Werken waarvan foto's in de albums: Rijnstroom A'dam (arch. van Gend); Peek en Cloppenburg A'dam; Tilburg (arch. De Beer); Benenten(?) Glas Mij. (arch. Postma); Huishoudschool Rotterdam (1923-1924); Ned. Ind. Handelsbank A'dam; Canisius Ziekenhuis Nijmegen; Van Nelle Rotterdam (1927 arch. Brinkman & Van der Vlugt); Bijenkorf Rotterdam (1930); Pieter de Hooghbrug Rotterdam (1931); 100 woningen voor gem. Coevorden (1947, arch. Zanstra c.s.); 200 woningen Geleen (194.?, arch. Dinger); woningen Alblasserdam (arch. Zanstra); 256 woningen Vlaardingen (arch. Zanstra); 120 woningen Onze Woning, Burg. v. Leeuwenl., A'dam (1953, arch. Zanstra); 72 woningen voor Patrimonium A'dam (arch. J.P. Kloos); foto architecten Merkelbach en Elling in groepsfoto (jubileum?), Geuzenveld A'dam. De meeste foto's tonen constructiewerkzaamheden, ruwe bouw en gereed pand.".m6944

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        A Sampler of Castile

      Richmond (London): Hogarth Press, 1923 - First Edition. One of 550 numbered copies. Quarter-sized stain on the front board; some rubbing; very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN, discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      London, Cassell and Company, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, 1923, 1927, 1933,. 3 VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, ALL FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS, 1923,1927 & 1933. ALL IN DUSTWRAPPERS. 8vo, approximately 240 x 155 mm, 9½ x 6¼ inches, numerous photographic illustrations by Harry Burton (of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), all present as listed in the plate lists, pages: xxxiii, 1-231; xxxiv, 1-277; xvi, 1-248, original publisher's cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, central gilt scarab on black background to upper covers, original decorated endpapers. Spines slightly bumped at head and tail, occasional pale foxing, Volume 1: slight lean, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, slight crack to the rear inner paper hinge. Dustwrappers: a few repairs to edges on blank side to strengthen slight chipping, all volumes have a light handling vertical crease to spines, Volume 1: slight rubbing to centre of spine with tiny loss; Volume 3 has a small chip to head with slight loss, neatly repaired, the selling price on the spines of the first 2 volumes has been crossed out with pale blue ink, and to Volume 3 on the inner flap, otherwise a very good plus set. Volume 3 was issued 6 years after Volume 2 and the jacket is on slightly thinner paper with different lettering and colour. Dust wrappers now protected with transparent removable covering. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Neben der Heerstraße. Mit Deckelillustration, illustriertem Titelblatt und 22 Textillustrationen in Original-Holzschnitt von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

      Grethlein, Zürich 1923 - 434 S. Orig.-Halbleinenband. Der Band verkaufte sich mäßig, so daß der Stuttgarter Antiquar Fritz Eggert in den 1960er Jahren die restlichen Rohbögen erwerben, einen roten Pappeinband herstellen lassen und die Bände, dank der inzwischen gewachsenen Bedeutung Kirchners, gut absetzen konnte. Dieses Exemplar ist eines aus der ersten Bindequote in Orig.-Halbleinen. Der Einband und die Vorsatzpapiere am oberen Rand jeweils mit schwachen Feuchtigkeitsspuren, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein ordentliches, noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817: With Notes, taken during a Tour through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Tocraine, Orleanois, and the Environs of Paris ... The Foourth edition.

      

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        More Gems of Chinese Poetry, Translated into English Verse by W. J. B. Fletcher, with Comparative Passages from English Literature. Second Edition.

      

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        Traité général de stéréoscopie

      Paris, J. de Francia, (1923), in-8, VII, (1bl), 228pp, broché, Nombreuses planches stéréoscopiques et 5 figures anaglyphiques à pleine page. PREMIERE EDITION

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        The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen

      George H. Doran, New York 1923 - Early reprint of the American edition. Volume One Only. A trifle rubbed, a very good copy in modestly chipped, near very good dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Die Sonette an Orpheus - Geschrieben als ein Grab-Mal für Wera Ouckama Knoop.

      Im. Insel-Verlag, Leipzig., 1923. First edition. Marbled paper boards with green title-label on upper cover lettered in gilt. One of the author's most celebrated works, this sequence of sonnets was written in the space of a month after a poetic silence of twelve years.Some light spotting, which seems to happen to this paper in all copies. Near fine in very scarce, near fine dustwrapper just a little nicked and faded at edges. Preserved in the publisher's original plain card slipcase, rubber-stamped "Rilke Sonette Pappbd.

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        Selected Poems

      Henry Holt, New York 1923 - First edition. Bookplate on the front pastedown, gift inscription on the title page, corners a bit bumped and worn, still a bright and fresh, very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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