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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Legend of Monte Della Sibilla or Le Paradis de la Reine Sibille.

      Richmond: Leonard and Virgina Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1923. Quarto. Original white boards, titles and illustration to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Front cover designed by Vanessa Bell; frontispiece, head- and tailpiece by Duncan Grant. A little toned to spine and around board edges, ends and corners lightly bumped, internally sound and fresh, an excellent copy in the jacket which is somewhat tanned to spine panel, lightly dust soiled, and has a few minor chips and tears to the extremities but in nonetheless remarkably well preserved. First edition, first impression, rare inscribed copy, with a manuscript poem laid in, and in the scarce jacket. This copy of Bell's Monte Della Sibilla (a humorous romantic romp through Renaissance Tuscany in the style of Byron's Don Juan, closing with the characteristic couplet "In my opinion, you did well / to live for love, though love is hell"), which was printed in a small edition of 400 copies, is inscribed and twice signed by Bell on the front free endpaper, "Clive Bell. August 24 1941. A la Sibilla de nos jours, Clive". The identity of the recipient prophetess is not immediately clear. However, laid in is an original manuscript finished draft of Bell's 19-line poem "To Lopokova Dancing", a highly romantic paean to Lydia Lopokova, which was written in 1918 and published in Poems (1921). The manuscript has three textual corrections, with the published text matching the final state here, making this the finished draft. It is signed "Clive Bell" and beneath gifted with the inscription "from Clive Bell. 46. Gordon Square. London. W.C.1." (It also bears an earlier initial "C.B." below the text and an earlier location "Garsington. Oxford" inked out, suggesting perhaps the original location of the poem's composition.) We can date his gifting of the manuscript by the address given in Bell's inscription, 46 Gordon Square, where Bell lived from 1922 to 1929. Its presence in this copy strongly suggests the recipient of this rare inscribed copy of Monte Della Sibilla to have been Lopokova herself. This, combined with the fact that Bell's laudatory inscription "To the Sibilla of our days" is in French (Bell and Lopkova often wrote to one another in French), further asserts the likelihood. The association is an excellent one, between two key Bloomsbury figures who had, before the ballerina married John Maynard Keynes in 1925, had something of a romantic frisson. Lopkova came to the attention of London in 1918 - having recently joined Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, she danced in Massine's The Good-Humoured Ladies (Le donne de buon umore) in 1918, and then in the following year seduced the audience in a raucuous Can-Can alongside Massine in the world premiere of The Magic Toyshop (La Boutique Fantasque). Bell, during his brief balletomane phase, was smitten (as is evident from the poem), and praised Lopokova in a New Republic (July 1919) article as "the finest danseuse that this generation has seen... not only a genuine artist but a brilliant executant", contrasting Lopkova's "true artist" to Tamara Karsavina's mere "actress", and comparing her "deliciously gay temperament" to Mozart and Fra Angelico. All this was calculated to flatter, and Bell, ever the womaniser, made a spirited attempt at seduction. Though he was unsuccessful, the ballerina and the critic remained friends and correspondents throughout their lives, and this later inscription of the book in 1941, when Lopokova was chiefly nursing Keynes in his ill health, is entirely plausible. If so, then it is pleasing to think that she treasured her copy of his poem and then inserted it in her copy of this book. Copies of this attractive Hogarth production are scarce in the dust jacket. Inscribed copies, however, are rare - we have never handled another and can trace none recorded at auction.

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        The Dreams of Chang and Other Stories

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1923 - SIGNED by Ivan Bunin on the title page. A collection of 15 short stories, including his most famous story, "The Gentleman From San Francisco." Translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guerney, the stories were written between 1911 and 1916. This edition preceded Secker's U.K. edition by one year. (Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press published a collection of four stories, including "The Gentleman From San Francisco," in 1922.) Small 8vo (7 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches / 194 x 132 cm), 313 pages, in publisher's original black cloth, lacking the rare dust jacket. Small tear to top of spine, larger tear to the rear pastedown where it meets the hinge, rubbing to front board's title box, spine and board corners. Interior clean and bright. A Very Good copy of an edition that is scarce to the market. Signed copies are even more elusive. RARE SIGNED. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FIELDS OF SLEEP ..

      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1923].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-288 + 40-page publisher's catalogue "for the Spring, 1923" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, first printing. Fantastic adventure novel in which people of Chaldean ancestry are discovered in Southeast Asia. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2265. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 777. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 219. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 14696. A bright, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy of a very scarce book. (#149560)

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        The Campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-1918. Compiled, at the Request of the Government of India, under the Directon of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence.

      - London, HMSO, 1923-1927. Four volumes, 8vo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt; highly illustrated with plates after photographs and folding maps, many of which in rear pockets; varying light wear and fading to bindings, internally very good. All volumes in first edition, errata slip in volume one. This, the most comprehensive - if biased - account of the First World War in Iraq, or the Mesopotamian Campaign was researched and written by Brigadier James Frederick Moberly, who was born in 1867 in Madras and became a leading military historian. The four volumes, published in the series History of the Great War, cover and illustrate the Turkish province before the war, the Indian Army, the decision to invade, the capture of Basra, Turkish counter attacks, the British advance on Baghdad, reorganisation of the British forces after the siege and fall of Kut, and the eventual capture of Baghdad. The set concludes with British and Indian operations in Persia, Kurdistan and the Caspian Sea in campaigns against the Bolsheviks under General Dunsterville. A complete set of this exhaustive military history of Iraq from 1914 to 1918 is rarely seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Kirche. Postkarte für die Bauhaus-Ausstellung Weimar 1923. Weimar. Staatliches Bauhaus 1923. 15 x 10,7 cm. Farblithographie in Gelb und Schwarz auf Karton.

      Originalausgabe. Karte mit rückseitigem Aufdruck: „Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar / Ausstellung 1923 / Ende Juli -- September / Karte 2: Lyonel Feininger". Mit einem Zusatzstempel: „Ausstellung 15. August bis 30. September". Tadelloses Exemplar. Referenz: Bauhaus-Grafik, 146 mit Abbildung- Prasse, Supplement II, 13 -- Bauhaus, Drucksachen, Typografie, Reklame, Seite 65 mit Abbildung - Concepts of the Bauhaus 148 mit Abbildung auf Seite 110 - Punkt, Linie, Fläche 163.2 mit Abbildung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        Autograph letter signed ("EVuillard").

      [Paris, January 28, 1923]. - 8vo. Single page on folded sheet, approximately seventeen lines. Written in blue ink on a letter form, with remains of perforations on all edges. Vuillard abjectly apologizes for some social faux pas (probably overlooking an invitation): "Mon cher ami, je suis confus de mon impolitesse et ne sais comment m'en excuser. Le moindre mot à écrire m'est plus difficile qu'un métier de peinture à couvrir ; j'ai aussi tardé à répondre à votre aimable petit mot n'étant pas sûr d'être libre samedi [ ] Madame [illegible] vaudra-t-elle m'excuser en m'accueillant chez elle samedi soir ? Je vous prie de plaider pour moi et de me voir bien cordialement votre EVuillard".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Indiscretions; or, Une Revue de Deux Mondes.

      Paris: Three Mountains Press,, 1923. Tall quarto. Original white cloth backed grey boards, front board printed in red and black. Time Book Club ticket to rear endpapers. A few minor marks to covers, ends and corners lightly rubbed, internally fine but for one or two spots. An excellent copy, unusually fresh within. First edition, first impression, copy number 197 of 300 copies on Rives handmade paper, of this "thinly disguised autobiographical fragment concerned chiefly with Pound's father" (Gallup).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kleine Prosa.

      Erste Ausgabe. - Selten, da ein Großteil der Exemplare 1923 bei einem Lagerbrand vernichtet wurde bis 1922 waren gemäß Verlagsunterlagen von der Auflage von 1500 Exemplaren nur 735 verkauft worden. - Einband etwas gebräunt, Ecken berieben, Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - W/G 10.

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        Theben. Gedichte und Lithographien. Frankfurt am Main und Berlin. Querschnitt-Verlag 1923. 32 x 24,5 cm. 14 ungezählte Blatt als Blockbuch. Blauer Originalleinenband mit seitlicher Bastbindung und einer geprägten Deckelzeichnung in Gold nach einer Zeichnung der Autorin .

      Querschnitt-Verlag, 1923. Originalausgabe. Erschienen als 24. Flechtheim-Druck in einer Auflage von 250 nummerierten Exemplaren. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 135. Den 10 handschriftlich geschriebenen und lithographierten Gedichten stehen jeweils eine von Else Lasker-Schüler voll signierte Originallithographie gegenüber. Unser Exemplar ist im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert und zusätzlich auf dem Vorsatz fünfzeilig gewidmet: „Dem lieben Victor Vriesland von ganzem Herzen Prinz Jussuf von Theben. 13.Juli 25." Victor van Vriesland (1892 - 1974) war ein in den Niederlanden geborener Dichter jüdischer Herkunft. Er bearbeitete u.a. die holländische Textfassung des Resnais Films Nacht und Nebel, dessen deutsche Übersetzung Paul Celan anvertraut wurde. Theben ist die bedeutendste Veröffentlichung von Else Lasker-Schüler und veranschaulicht auf beeindruckende Weise das Zusammenspiel ihres poetischen Schaffens und ihrer bildkünstlerischen Begabung. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Referenz: Raabe/Hannich-Bode182.15 -- Wilpert/Gühring 17 -- Rodenberg Seite 356 -- Schauer II,118 - Jentsch. Illustrierte Bücher des deutschen Expressionismus 136

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        The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen [set of works] Comprises 5 volumes of the novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Emma, and 2 volumes of Letters. The text based on Collation of the Early Editions by W.R. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes, and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1923-1932. First Oxford Edition. Large Paper. Limited to 1000 sets. Seven volumes. The two volumes of letters were not published until 1932. Coloured frontispieces. Beautifully bound in recent half blue oasis morocco with gilt titles and ornate gilt tooling to spines, blind rule to boards, cloth sides, top edge gilt others untrimmed.Internally clean, externally unmarked. A fine presentation of an important set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        NEW HAMPSHIRE

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923. Glassine wrapper is chipped, one area of archival tape repair, BUT intact and has protected the cover quite well. Front cover vignette and spine lettering in bright gilt. This is copy 167/350 of the special limited, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Four woodcut illustrations by J.J. Lankes. Contains the favorite, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" on p.87. Pulitzer Prize winner. A crisp and clean copy. 113pp.. Signed by Author. Limited, Signed Edition. Bevelled Black Cloth. Nearly Fine/Glassine Protective Wrapper. Octavo.

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        The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen [set of works] Comprises 5 volumes of the novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Emma, and 2 volumes of Letters. The text based on Collation of the Early Editions by W.R. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes, and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1923-1932.. First Oxford Edition. Large Paper. Limited to 1000 sets. Seven volumes. The two volumes of letters were not published until 1932. Coloured frontispieces. Beautifully bound in recent half blue oasis morocco with gilt titles and ornate gilt tooling to spines, blind rule to boards, cloth sides, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Internally clean, externally unmarked. A fine presentation of an important set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Reconstruction Financière de l'Autriche [Rapports du Commissaire Général de la Société des Nations à Vienne soumis au Conseil du Premier Rapport du 1er Février 1923 au Trente-Sixième Rapport du 31 décembre 1925 ] [ Livres dédicacés par le Commissaire général de la SDN en Autriche le Docteur A.-r. Zimmerman] Première Année : Reconstruction Financière de l'Autriche ; Deuxième Année : Relèvement Financier de l'Autriche ; Troisième Année : Restauration Financière de l'Autriche [ On joint : ] La Restauration Monétaire et Financière de l'Autriche [ par G.-H. Bousquet ]

      3 vol. grand in-4 reliure éditeur demi-basane à coins marron, dos à 2 nerfs, Imp. Kundig, SDN, 1923-1925, Tome I : 31-34-35-30-29-39-25-28-24-24-44-32 pp. ; Tome II : 28-26-22-17-15-18-19-15-16-22-19-23 pp. ; Tome III : 19-16-16-20-18-16-17-20-28-18-21-22 pp. et 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, Librairie des Sciences Politiques et Sociales Marcel Rivière, Paris, 1927, 158 pp. Exceptionnel ensemble réunissant les 33 premiers "Rapports du Commissaire Général de la Société des Nations à Vienne" relatifs à la reconstruction financière de l'Autriche. Chacun des 3 tomes est dédicacé par le commissaire Zimmerman à son collaborateur G.-H. Bousquet ; nous joignons à cet ensemble remarquable la propre contribution du Docteur Bousquet à ce même sujet (dont la dédicace imprimée est offerte "Au Docteur A.-R. Zimmerman, ancien commissaire Général de la Société des Nations en Autriche, Hommage d'un admirateur et d'un témoin"). Bon ensemble (rel. lég. frottée, très bon état par ailleurs) de la plus grande rareté, provenant de la propre bibliothèque du professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Le docteur A-R. Zimmerman était l'ancien bourgmestre de Rotterdam. Les collaborateurs du commissaire général furent les suivants : Mrs J. de Bordes (Hollandais), Pierre Quesnay (Français), J.-H. Van Walré de Bordes (Hollandais), A. Pelt (Hollandais), ces trois derniers du secrétariat de Genève ; une fois retournés au secrétariat, ils furent remplacés par Mrs Rost Van Tonningen (Hollandais), Krabbé (Danois), celui-ci du Secrétariat, et G.-H. Bousquet (Français). Prix du lot, non séparable. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        The Golden Boys and their New Electric Cell

      A.L. Burt Company, New York, 1923 Very good in a very good dust jacket. This is the first book in a rare boys series of 10 volumes that pre-dated the Hardy Boys series by 4 years. There is NO copy on a dust jacket anywhere on the net. This is also the first format with gold lettering (not black) on the front and the spine. First Edition. The book has very slight rubbing along the edges; else near fine. The dust jacket has some chipping at the corners and spine ends; some creasing along the edges; and minor soiling due to age and wear.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Edouard Boubat (attribué à) (Boubat001)

      - Photographie. Portugal. Avant la messe. Édouard Boubat est né en 1923. Il passe son enfance à Montmartre puis étudie la photogravure à l?école Estienne. C?est après guerre, en 1945, qu?il découvre la photographie. En 1947, il rencontre Lella, qui deviendra sa muse. De 1952 à 1967, il voyage et réalise de nombreuses photographies à travers le monde. Il redevient photographe indépendant en 1967 et collabore avec l?agence de presse Rapho. Jacques Prévert, son ami, le surnommait « le correspondant de paix », et Robert Doisneau a dit à son propos : « De ce monde déchiqueté, Édouard Boubat nous révèle les surprenants instants de plénitude » Édouard Boubat décède le 30 juin 1999, à l?âge de soixante-quinze ans. Tirage d'époque. Circa 1950. 20 x 30 cm. Indication au dos.

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        Lapusus linguae. Dites: . Ne dites pas: . 34 eaux fortes. Tiré a 150 exemplaires.

      Ohne weitere Angaben, [um 1923]. - 4°. Radiertes illustr. Titelblatt und 34 Tafeln mit Radierungen, wobei sich 2 Radierungen immer gegenüber stehen, 1 Bl. mit Erläuterungen zu den Radierungen: 'Man sagt:' - 'Man sagt nicht:' (1 page de "légendes explicatives des illustrations contenues dans cet album. Dites: - Ne dites pas:"). Dunkelgrün marmorierter Kalblederband mit goldgepr. RTitel, Vorder- und Rückendeckel mit breitem Buntpapierstreifen mittig, abgesetzt mit grafisch verzierten Goldfileten, Kopfgoldschnitt und Schuber. Vorsätze aus marmoriertem Buntpapier. |Original-Ausgabe|. Erschienen in nur 150 Exemplaren, wahrscheinlich als Privatdruck des Künstlers Courbouleix selbst. Ein überaus unterhaltsames Werk, das den Wortwitz in wunderbaren, eindeutig erotischen Bildwitz übersetzt. Es stehen sich jeweils 2 Radierungen gegenüber; die linke stellt die 'normale Redewendung dar, die rechte die im Wortwitz erotisierte Variante , es stehen sich also die ''anständige' und die 'unanständige' Variante gegenüber (z.B.: "A l'auberge du BON COUCHÉ" - "A l'auberge du CON BOUCHÉ" = übersetzt: 'Zur Herberge des guten Schlafes' - wird 'Zur Herberge der gestopften Möse'). Die Radierungen sind voller Witz und die erotische Variante immer sehr deutlich. Einband an Kanten und Kapitalen etwas berieben. Innen leicht stockfleckig und etwas fingerfleckig. Sehr rar. Dutel 1830. Nicht bei Pia. ------------------

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        Merz 4. Banalitäten. Hannover. Merzverlag Juli 1923. 23 x 14,5 cm. 16 Seiten ( Seite 33-48 der Gesamtzählung der Merzhefte) auf rosafarbenem Papier und mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Originalbroschur.

      Merzverlag, 1923. Originalausgabe. Enthält neben den Beiträgen von Schwitters (Lautgedichte, i-Gedicht) auch Schriften u.a. von Tzara, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Arp und von El Lissitzky den wichtigen Text „Topographie der Typographie". Außerdem Abbildungen u.a. von Picasso (Le Violon), Rietveld (Lehnstuhl), Schwitters (Das Zwillingsbild), Arp (Plastik) und eine Fotografie von L. Moholy-Nagy. Unser Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Künstlerfreundes Max Burchartz mit einem handschriftlichen Eintrag von Kurt Schwitters auf der Umschlagrückseite: „Gruss Merz. Schreib mal !". Schönes Widmungsexemplar von Schwitters und zugleich Dokument der engen Verbindung, dieser gerade in typographischen Dingen eng zusammenarbeitenden Künstlerfreunde. Zum Verhältnis von Max Burchartz und Kurt Schwitters , siehe: Merzgebiete. Kurt Schwitters und seine Freunde, Seite 223. Referenz: Wilpert/Gühring 6 -- Raabe/Hannich-Bode 273.12 -- Dada global 110 -- Centre Pompidou, Dada 1385 mit Abbildungen auf den Seiten 687 und 901

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        THE GOLDEN HIND A Quarterly Magazine of Art & Literature. Vol 2 Nos. 5-8.

      Chapman & Hall -1924 1923 - Four issues, bound as one in publisher's quarter buckram over paper covered boards. A very good copy lightly worn to spine, corners and upper board. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by various artists including Evelyn Waugh, Alistair, John Austen & Harry Clarke. "at Oxford Evelyn had a greater reputation as a graphic artist than a writer, and as such was much in demand, designing covers for magazines, OUDS programmes, book jackets for Chapman & Hall and for the caricatures with which he had been successful at Lancing, when he bartered satirical sketches for cream slices and halfpenny stamps. During one vacation he took lessons in wood-engraving. and sold a number of prints. to Clifford Bax for his short-lived publication, the Golden Hind." - Selina Hastings (Evelyn Waugh, A Biography) In this volume Waugh contributes four woodcut vignettes and a full page drawing, "The Tragical Death of Mr. Will. Huskisson". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Child Whispers.

      1923. Hard Cover. Published J Saville & Co., Gower Street, London, 1923. This is the first hardback edition. (originally published in paperback 1922). Neat name to front end-paper and small ink mark. Slight foxing to endpapers and fore-edge. A very clean and tight copy in original brown boards with gold lettering.

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        Vision : a literary quarterly

      Edited by Frank C. Johnson, Jack Lindsay & Kenneth Slessor. Sydney: The Vision Press, 1923-24.Four volumes (all that were published), quarto, illustrated wrappers by Norman Lindsay, illustrated throughout with vignettes by Lindsay, occasional foxing, the binding in volume two weakened. An important Australian literary magazine which saw the poems of a number of locally important authors published. Complete.

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        The World Crisis: 1911-1914

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1923. First edition. Hardcover. This is a jacketed copy of the British first edition, first printing of the first volume of the Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. This volume covers the first four years Churchill spent as First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as the beginning of the war. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear and dulling, the contents prone to spotting and toning. Truly bright and clean bindings are seldom seen without the original dust jackets, and the dust jackets are exceptionally scarce. Although there were eight printings (between 1923 and 1930) of the first edition of this first 1911-1914 volume, the first printing dust jacket is particularly elusive, distinguished by a blank rear panel. (Subsequent printings advertised other volumes in the series.) This first edition, first printing in a first printing dust jacket is the starting point for the difficult task of assembling a full, jacketed, first printing set. Condition is near fine in a dust jacket that approaches very good condition. The blue cloth binding is square, beautifully bright and clean, with vivid spine gilt. We note only slight wear to extremities, a small bump to the lower front corner, and wrinkled spine ends. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks. Differential toning to the endpapers consistent with the dust jacket flaps confirms what the bright binding already testifies – that this copy has spent life jacketed. Second state of the first printing is confirmed by an errata slip tipped in at the table of contents. The spotting endemic to the edition is primarily confined to prelims and page edges. The dust jacket is substantially complete, with minor chipping to a maximum 1 cm depth at the spine ends and minor loss at the corners. A closed tear extends 7.5 cm up from the bottom of the rear hinge and 5 cm horizontally across the lower spine. This closed tear virtually disappears beneath the removable, archival quality clear cover. We note some toning and soiling to the jacket spine and some staining on the blank rear panel adjacent to the hinge. Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent part of his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).b, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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        MOTHER OF MINE, ODE TO THE NEGRO WOMAN

      New York: August Valentine Bernier, Printer. Very Good. 1923. First Edition. Soft Covers. Fulton was a popular and respected writer in the Brooklyn African-American Community, he was known as a defender of his people especially women's rights. Mother of Mine; Ode to the Negro Woman was commissioned to be read at the annual Convention of the New York Colored Women's Club in 1923. Illustrated with the author's portrait. Green soft covers with black title. Cover edges slightly faded with minor edge wear. Afro-American ; Portrait; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 12 pages .

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        SAINTEGENEVIEVE Poeme Par Paul Claudel

      1923. Fine. [WOODBLOCK PRINTING] CLAUDEL, Paul. SAINTEGENEVIEVE Poeme Par Paul Claudel. Tokio, Chinchiocha, A.D. 1923. #610 of 1000cc. Tall folding album, 32.5 x 13.5 cm, bound in paulownia wood [kiri]. An illustration by Tomita Keisen and a page reproducing Claudel's script were cut into woodblocks by the master Igami Bonkotsu, as well as the title design by Noemi Pernessin and a series of text illustrations by Audrey Parr. The rest of the text, which is entirely in French, is typeset. A lovely French- Japanese collaboration, created at the moment that Tokyo was crushed by earthquake and fire. In the original publisher's clasped chitsu case. Near fine.

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        LES FILIGRANES: DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE DES MARQUES DU PAPIER DES LEUR APPARITION VERS 1282 JUSQU'EN 1600 (4 VOLUMES)

      Leipzig: Verlag Von Karl W. Heirsmann. Very Good+. 1923. Second Edition. Hardcover. Deuxieme Edition in four volumes. Over 16,000 facsimile of water marks. Historical Dictionary of brands of paper as they emerge into 1202 until 1600. Volume #1, 1 - 234pp. Illustrations 1 - 3646. Volume #2, 235 - 426pp. Illustrations 3647 - 7877. Volume #3, 427 - 620pp. Illustrations 7878 - 12395. Volume #4, 621 - 836pp. Illustrations 12396 - 16112. French text. Bound In clean blue buckram cloth and have bright gilt titles on spines. Texts tight clean & intact. Rare Section ; Drawing Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 836 pages .

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        Vollständiges Handbuch der praktischen National-Oekonomie für Staatsmänner, Grund-Besitzer, Gelehrte, Capitalisten, Landwirthe, Manufakturisten, Handels-Leute, und überhaupt für jeden denkenden Bürger. - in sechs Bänden - Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J. v. Th(eobald).

      IV 343 (1) IV 357 IV 360 IV 372 (4) 308 IV 339 Seiten, dreiseitiger Farbschnitt, 8 , Hardcover/Pappeinband Einband etwas berieben undd fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ----------------- HdStW 1923 VII, 163. Humpert 13125. Kress C.2351.

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        Encounters - the author's first book

      Sidgwick and Jackson 1923 - A first edition, first printing published by Sedgwick and Jackson in 1923. A very good book with one name with a little wear to the spine in places, but gilt full of colour. The author's rare first novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      New York: Macaulay. (1923). First. First American edition, and first edition in English of his 1908 novel Le Docteur Lerne, Sous-Dieu (translation unattributed). A small owner's name stamped twice, else fine in very near fine dustwrapper. 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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        Ecce Homo

      1923. GROSZ, George. Ecce Homo. With 100 plates of which 16 are in colour. Folio, 347 x 250 mm, bound in the original illustrated wrappers, in a contemporary linen-backed portfolio. Berlin: Malik Verlag, 1923. |~||~||~||~| The finest copy of this classic work we have seen. A brilliant collection of Grosz's savage caricatures of German life during the Weimar Republic. Although the illustrations are lithographic reproductions, their artistic importance is undiminished. This is edition C, with reproductions of 16 watercolours and 84 lithographs. Issued as a paperback, it is almost never found in good condition, and never as here, in such fresh condition, almost certainly due to its having been placed in a slipcase at the time of publication. There are a few finger smudges, but the overall condition is exceptional. A Century of Artists Books 160.

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        Souvenirs entomologiques. Etudes sur l instinct et les moeurs des insectes. edition definitive illustrée (unito) Legros G.V., La vie de J.-H. Fabre naturaliste suivie du repertoire general analytique des souvenirs entomologiques. préface de J.-H. Fabre

      Librairie Delagrave 1923-1924, Paris - Splendide legature editoriali in mz. pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi (anche raffiguranti piccole farfalle) e titoli oro su doppi tasselli al ds. Tagli superiori rossi. Brossure conservate all interno. Eccellente esemplare. Provenienza: Collezione Marchese Sacchetti, Roma (ex libris ai contropiatti anteriori). 8vo (cm. 24,5), 11 Voll. di 400 pp. ca. ciascuno. Num.me ill.ni n.t. e tavv. protette da velina f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Un jeune officier pauvre. Fragments de journal intime rassemblés par son fils Samuel Viaud

      First edition, one of 75 numbered copies on Japon, tirage de tête.A very good copy. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1923 12,5x19cm broché

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        French engravings of the eighteenth century : in the collection of Joseph Widener, Lynnewood Hall. Volume 3

      London : Privately printed at the Chiswick Press 1923 - Folio. Handsomely bound in full Moroccon by Riviere and Sons. Top edge gilt, raised bands, spine compartments decorated in gilt, blue silk moire endpapers. House in original red cloth case. No. 29 of 120 copies. Light rubbing to boards. Tears to silk endpapers, some repairs, rear panel endpaper detached. Wear and soiling to case. Crisp and clean internally. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HATIM'S TALES

      London: John Murray. Good+. 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in bown cloth with two spine labels. (lxxxvi) & 527pp. Illustrated with a tissue protected portrait frontispiece. "INDIAN TEXT SERIES, KASHMIRI STORIES AND SONGS RECORDED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF PANDIT GOVIND KAUL. BY SIR AUREL STEIN AND EDITED WITH A TRANSLATION, LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS, VOCABULARY, & INDEXES BY SIR GEORGE GRIERSON WITH A NOTE ON THE FOLKLORE OF THE TALES BY W. CROOKE". Tiny pin holes mainly in the bottom margin of the first few pages; last few pages are lightly foxed. Asia, India ; Portrait Frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 527 pages .

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        Jean-Francois Raffaelli Le Peintre Graveur Illustre [Vol. 16]

      Chez l'Auteur, Paris 1923 - 33 x 27 cm. Original color engraving signed by Raffaelli in pencil -- "Le Petit Oiseau" -- print 104 of 183 prints in this catalogue raisonne. As an engraver, Raffeilli produced prints with remarkable colors; after 1890 Raffaelli shifted his attention from the suburbs of Paris to the city itself, and the resultant street scenes pleased critics as well as the public. The original print herein constructed 1915. Covers tinged at edges, backstrip chipped at head. Orig. gray/green wrappers lettered in red. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Empfehlungsschreiben mit U. Wallsee, 7. XII. 1923.

      1923. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt bzw. 1 S. (Gr.-)8vo. An die Gattin des Malers Hans Stalzer: "Seine Hochwürden P. Abel hat mir vor einiger Zeit Ihren Brief übermittelt. Ich begreife vollkommen den Wunsch Ihres Mannes, in der Ausstellung seiner schwedischen Arbeiten auch Portraits aus dem schwedischen Herrscherhause und vor allem Sr. Majestät des Königs vertreten zu haben. Nachdem ich aber niemand vom schwedischen Herrscherhause zu kennen die Ehre habe, ist es mir nicht möglich direkte diesen Wunsch Ihres Mannes vorzubringen [...]". - Beiliegend das im folgenden erwähnte Empfehlungsschreiben.

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