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        Inom Baggemosa ägogränser - Bygdehistorier av Ville i Momåla

      Häftad bok. Nya Växjöbladets boktryckeri AB. 1923. 126 s. Häftad. Mycket gott skick. Skyddsomslag saknas. Originalupplagan i bästa skick av en mycket sällsynt bok därför att större delen av upplagan sänkte Moberg i en sjö. Detta exemplar har ägts av en av Mobergs vänner Amos Svensson i Alvesta.

      [Bookseller: NILSSON, INGE]
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        The Great White South, or with Scott in the Antarctic:

      New York: Robert M. McBride, 1923. Copyright date 1923, Second American edition, first printing. Second Edition. Exceedingly rare United States second edition.Blue cloth boards with black titles on spine and front cover. Introduction by Lady Scott. Illustrated with numerous plates from photographs, most by The author. (8vo) original blue cloth, lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Second American Edition.First published by McBride the prior year and in England in 1921. Ponting was the photographer and cinematographer on Scott's last expedition. Rare in the jacket. Spence 928. Jacket lightly worn, old tape reinforcements on reverse; volume near fine. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book . First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. near Fine/very good Plus. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. collectible In Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Signed Photograph of Edison holding a Record with the staff of the Edison Disc Plant

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Theben. Gedichte und Lithographien.

      Berlin: Querschnitt-Verlag . 1923 - Folio (31,9 x 24,5 cm). Mit 10 signierten Originallithographien und 8 Blättern lithographirtem Text. Blauer Originalleinenband in Blockbindung mit durchgezogener Bastheftung, goldgeprägter Deckelvignette und goldgeprägtem Signet auf dem hinteren Deckel. In Klappkassette, diese etwas gebräunt. Buchrücken leicht gedunkelt. Vorliegend Exemplar Nummer 64 von 250. Im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert. - Hernad/Maur, 137,41. Lang, 217. Jentsch, 136. Schauer II, 118. - Erste Ausgabe, erschien als 24. Flechtheim-Druck. - Else Lasker-Schüler schuf mit diesem illustrierten Gedichtband ein phantasievolles Werk, in dem sie selbst als "Prinz Jussuf" in der antiken Stadt Theben lebt. Im Text und in den Abbildungen finden sich zahlreiche Anspielungen und Widmungen auf ihre Familie und ihre Freunde. M06403 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        THE PEEK-A-BOO GIPSIES. Designed by Chloe Preston. Told by May Byron.

      43 pages, including 6 full-page colour plates. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. 4to. First edition. Wrapper chipped and torn; else a very good copy of a scarce title - especially in wrapper

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Nus. Cent photographies Originales de Laryew. First edition

      Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, A. Calavas [1923] - Sheets loose as issued in board portfolio with ties. 33 x 25 cm. Spine loosening from board covers. Bookplates of Jean A. Bonna. 100 sepia photogravures on thick wove paper, each with a Roman numeral lower right in fine conditionWalery's real name was Stanislaw Julian Ignacy, Count Ostroróg. He was Lithuanian or Polish origin. He was born in 1863, the year in which his father - the original Walery - took British citizenship. The father, who was born in Lithuania, set up a photographic studio in Marseilles, then Paris, before moving to London to open a highly successful studio, first on Conduit Street, then Regent Street. Nus. Cent photographies originales de Laryew. Paris, Librairie des Arts décoratifs, A. Calavas, sans date [1923].In-4 [324 x 251 mm] en feuilles de (2) ff. dont 1 blanc et 100 planches, sous portefeuille à lacet de l'éditeur.Édition originale de cet album fameux de 100 photographies de nus imprimées en héliogravure.Laryew est l'anagramme du photographe Stanislas Walery (1863-1935) qui fut, entre autres, le photographe des Ballets russes: on lui doit ainsi des portraits fameux de Nijinsky et de Tamara Karsavina, mais aussi de Joséphine Baker.Portefeuille usagé [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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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 sauber 630 gr. Schlagworte: Illustr. Bücher - OriginalgrafikSignierte Bücher [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        W lasach polskich. Avt. Przek?ad z ?ydo?kiego Savla Wagmana. [Tales of the Polish Forest.]

      E. Gitlin, Warszawa (Warsaw) 1923 - First edition. In publisher's illustrated blue cloth, printed in gold. 313, (7) p. Polish translation of Opatoshu's iconic novel "In poylishe velder" originally published in Yiddish in 1921 in New York and adapted to screen twice (1929, 1971). Joseph Opatoshu (1887-1954) was a Polish-born Jewish Yiddish writer, lived most of his life in the US, known as one of the most important Yiddish-American authors. Tales of the Polish Forest is a story of Jewish smugglers and horse thieves carrying out their trade on the Tzarist Russian-German border together with Poles, the novel is showing the Jewish rootedness in Poland. Opatoshu's story was adapted to screen first by Jonas Turkow 1929 as "In die poylishe velder" with Yiddish intertitles, and the 1971 adventure film, Romance of a Horsethief which is partly and loosely based on Opatoshu's novel. The cover and the title page (identical) were designed by W?adys?aw Ze'ev Weintraub the Expressionist graphic artist and painter, associated with Polish Yiddish avant-garde movements and magazines such as "Khalyastre" and "Albatros". Ownership stamp on title page and on p. 35. Cover rubbed, bumped at corners. The first episode title (p. [6]) restored, no effect on text. Stains occasionally throughout, pages yellowed due to aging. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's illustrated blue cloth, printed in gold [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Les Fleurs du Mal. Interprétations par Odilon Redon

      Paris, Editeur Henri Floury 1923 - Edition tirée à 150 exemplaires dont 50, dont cet ouvrage, sont numérotés en chiffre romain. L'ouvrage inclut 9 lithogrpahies d'Odilon Redon. Dans de parfaites conditions. Charles Baudelaire a publié pour la première fois son chef d’œuvre en 1857, un recueil qui annonçait alors le mouvement symboliste et a inspiré des générations entières pour son large éventail de réflexions et de controverses, mais qui a surtout inspiré par sa sensualité et sa mélancolie. En 1889 est sortie une nouvelle édition de Les Fleurs du Mal, et il semble que Odilon Redon (Bordeaux 1840 – Paris 1916) ait lui-même suggéré à l’éditeur Deman l’idée d’un album du chef d’œuvre, et lui ait vendu 9 dessins. Il s’agissait alors d’illustrations, ou plutôt des interprétations (selon les propres mots de Redon) des poèmes écrits par Baudelaire. Cette série de dessins fut exposée pour la première fois au Salon de XX en 1890, puis reproduite en taille réelle dans l’édition Evely. Edition of 150 copies of which 50 in Roman Numerals. Copy in Roman numerals. This Portfolio includes 9 lithographs by Odilon Redon. Perfect Conditions. Charles Baudealire first published his masterpiece in 1857, poetry that foreshadowed the Symbolist and inspired entire generations for his wide range of reflections and controversies, and inspired thanks to its sensuality and melancholy. In 1889, the new edition of Les Fleurs du Mal was conceived, and it seems that Odilon Redon (Bordeaux, 1840 - Paris, 1916) himself, suggested to the editor Deman the idea of an album of the masterpiece, and sold him the set of 9 drawings. They consist of the illustrations, or better, "interpretations" (using Redon worlds) of the poems in Baudelaire's masterpiece. This series of drawings was so first exhibited at the Salon des XX in 1890, and then reproduced full size in the Evely edition. The present volume includes the republication of the lithographs, later republished in 1923 by Henri Floury.

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        Wiederaufbau der deutschen Überseeschiffahrt : die Hamburg-Südamerikanische Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft.

      Maximilian Maul, Charlottenburg - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr – laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog um 1923 herum erschienen ). Mit ca. 200 n.n. Blättern mit sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen ( Dampfer, Inneneinrichtungen der Schiffe ), Flottenverzeichnis der Gesellschaft vor und nach dem Kriege sowie der neuen Flotte im November 1922, schiffstechnischen Neuerungen, Schiffseinrichtungen einst und jetzt usw. und incl. eines sehr großen Anzeigenteils mit meist illustrierten Anzeigen vorzugsweise aus dem Bereich der Reederei, Schiffbau, Handwerk, Import, Export, Hamburger Handelsfirmen etc. ( teils fremdsprachig ). Illustrierter Okarton, 4° ( 29 x 23 cm ). Der Einband gebräunt, etwas fleckig, der Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle unten rechts, der schmale Einbandrücken berieben ,etwas angeplatzt und beschädigt. Innen Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder fingerfleckig, teils auch etwas stärker fingerfleckig. 1 Seite mit Einriß. Ecken teils etwas angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig, wenige Seiten mit Randläsionen.- außerordentlich selten - ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Photo Album]: The Female Figure

      1923 - Quarto. 40pp. Stringbound textured paper wrappers. Moderate wear to the extremities with some waviness to the pages and some photos lifting at the corners but all still firmly secured, very good. This portfolio was sold to subscribers by Allen from his Arthur Allen Studios during the Teens and Twenties and contains more than 40 pages of original nude photographic prints pasted onto stiff pages. Each sheet has between two to four different images; many showing four separate poses of the same model. The final three pages include 22 additional nudes tipped in after publication, some photos and some from postcards, possibly issued blank for the buyer to customize. The first page also includes a tipped-in title page and a bound-in brochure announcing this particular series (along with a pencil note, "Received 19 Ap 1923") and predicting: "We are entering a period of nudity." Allen (1886-1962) was a pioneer in nude photography who was unusual in that his models displayed certain regions of the female form not documented by other photographers of the time. Allen claimed this was not for salacious reasons, but rather his earnest attempt to display the entirety of nude figure for artistic and "democratic" ideals. He explained in his biography, "To see womankind entirely nude would place all women on equality. And it would be only their true mental and physical charm that would lift them from the ordinary." Allen was arrested and indicted on several occasions during the 1920s for distributing obscene material but continued undaunted. He further pushed the boundaries with a portfolio of women from other races and a film of nude woman performing choreographed routines and military drills. Eventually he became a photographer for the Elysium Foundation, a nudist society, before fading into obscurity. An interesting and arresting collection of images from the early part of the 20th Century by an unsung pioneer in nude photography. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        [THE ESSENCE OF SOVIET SATIRE] Krokodil

      №11, 12, 14, 19, 28-33, 40, 41, 46 for 1923. #2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15-17 for 1924. #1 for 1925. #15/16 for 1932. All issues in a good condition, with tears of the wrappers (with minor losses of text #40, 41, 17), occasional foxing, soiling and stains; loss of the spine (#11/1923), pages with minor losses of margins (#12, 30), owner's marks (#14, 28, 29), pale bookshop stamp on the back cover (#9, 17). The collection of 24 early issues of Krokodil magazine. The magazine was founded in 1922, and early issues are the most rare today on the market. From 1922 to 1925 is the period of the maximum concentration of important names in the magazine: Mayakovsky, Ganf, Moor, Deni, Kukriniksy, Cheremnykh, Malyutin, Gruzenberg, Radlov and others. Long Russian tradition of illustrated satirical magazine started in 1860s with reforms and social changes, and the big boost to it was given by the Revolution of 1905. Since then Russian press experienced a boom in satirical magazines, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, etc. Krokodil took a lot from that period, and later in 1930s after massive political and ideological attack on the «bourgeois NEP satire» it surprisingly survived and remained the only all-Union satirical magazine with multimillion runs. Krokodil ate them all, and in these early issues the birth of the monster is reflected. After 1940s Krokodil was considered by everyone as an official, ceremonial organ of propaganda satire. The jokes were not funny and the drawings were typical of the style, issue after issue. In this early collection we can see that although Krokodil was political from the beginning, much more talent and experimentation could be found on its pages. Indeed Mikhail Cheremnykh invented soviet satirical drawing within this magazine, a lot of Dmitriy Moor's images were 'on the brink'. The sketches themselves were quite advanced graphically: photomontage was used as well as the abstract design, the echo of suprematism and cubism. At the same time artists like Kukryniksy and Boris Efremov have started to develop what is later will be known as Krokodil style: the mix of grotesque and simple poster-like imagery bulldozing political enemies of the state. Because all of this coexisting we can say that 1920s were the most interesting period for the magazine.

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        Raquettes

      Chez Porcabeuf. Printed by L'Estampe Nouvelle, 1923. First Limited Edition. Folder.. Very Good. Scarce, with no copies recorded on OCLC! Folio, 37.5 by 28.5 cm. With six color plates depicting women playing tennis, or holding tennis raquets. These are rendered with a light pastel palette in a post-Impressionist style. The plates are mounted within and onto very large folded sheets, and the top page has several paragraphs of light text that sets the tone for and explains the illustration. The suite of plates was done in a signed limited edition of 45, our set being numbered 2. The suite as an unit captures the fantasy and allure of the game, then a much more chi chi exclusive pursuit, and perhaps much more of an aesthetically-driven game in its peripheral elements than it is today in a ultra-commercial manifestations of it. The outer folder of card is torn into two at the spine fold. Within the plates and the folded sheets of card onto which they are mounted are in a fine state.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Nus. Cent photographies Originales de Laryew. First edition

      Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, A. Calavas [1923]. Sheets loose as issued in board portfolio with ties. 33 x 25 cm. Spine loosening from board covers. Bookplates of Jean A. Bonna. 100 sepia photogravures on thick wove paper, each with a Roman numeral lower right in fine condition Walery's real name was Stanislaw Julian Ignacy, Count Ostroróg. He was Lithuanian or Polish origin. He was born in 1863, the year in which his father - the original Walery - took British citizenship. The father, who was born in Lithuania, set up a photographic studio in Marseilles, then Paris, before moving to London to open a highly successful studio, first on Conduit Street, then Regent Street. Nus. Cent photographies originales de Laryew. Paris, Librairie des Arts décoratifs, A. Calavas, sans date [1923]. In-4 [324 x 251 mm] en feuilles de (2) ff. dont 1 blanc et 100 planches, sous portefeuille à lacet de l'éditeur. Édition originale de cet album fameux de 100 photographies de nus imprimées en héliogravure. Laryew est l'anagramme du photographe Stanislas Walery (1863-1935) qui fut, entre autres, le photographe des Ballets russes: on lui doit ainsi des portraits fameux de Nijinsky et de Tamara Karsavina, mais aussi de Joséphine Baker. Portefeuille usagé

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Tableaux parisiens. Deutsche Übertragung. Mit einem Vorwort über die Aufgabe des Übersetzens von Walter Benjamin. Französisch - Deutsch.

      Heidelberg, Richard Weissbach (= Die Drucke des Argonautenkreises, der fünfte Druck) 1923. - 4°, VII, 67 SS., 1 Bl., Orig.-Halbleinen, Orig.-Schutzumschlag, tadelloses Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        Das Buch von der schönen Stadt Salzburg. Geschichte - Landschaften - Bauten - Kunst. (= Schöne Städte und Landschaften).

      Wien u. Lpz., Bukum 1923. - Eines (Nr. 22) von 150 römisch num. Exemplaren auf Japanbütten der einmalig in 500 Ex. erschienenen Vorzugsausgabe, im Druckvermerk von Verfasser u. Künstler signiert u. mit einer Extra-Suite der 10 Originallithographien in separater Mappe. Die Orig.-Lithographien m. Ansichten u.a. von St. Peter, der Collegienkirche u. Hohensalzburg. Unser Ex. ohne die zusätzliche, von L. Kasimir signierte Original-Radierung. - Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962) entwickelte eine völlig neue Technik der Farbradierung, welche die handkolorierten Schwarz-weiß-Radierungen des 19. Jahrhunderts ablöste. Er war einer der profiliertesten und produktivsten Graphiker Österreichs, und gilt heute noch als der bedeutendste Schöpfer von Stadtveduten des 20. Jahrhunderts. (vgl. dazu Thieme/Becker XIX, 582 f.). 4°. 4 Bll., 159(1) S. Im Text m. zahlr. gedruckten Steinzeichnungen sowie faksimilierten Stichen aus dem Salzburg der Mozart-Zeit, 10 (dav. 6 farb.) Originallithographien v. Luigi KASIMIR u. Tanna KASIMIR-HOERNES auf Tafeln sowie (in beiliegender Mappe) eine Extra-Suite der 10 Orig.-Lithographien auf Japan, jedes Blatt unter Passepartout u. v. L. Kasimir (7) bzw. T. Kasimir-Hoernes (3) eigenhändig signiert. Signierter Orig.-Kalbslederbd. (E. Beringers Nachf., Wien) auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. (auf mont. Papierschi.) u. kl. Klischees auf Rü. sowie schlichter Deckel-Bordüre u. -Vign. in Goldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Mit der separaten Mappe in grünem Karton-Schuber m. mont. Titelschild. Schuber berieben und lichtrandig. Vorsätze tlw. etw. vergilbt; die Graphiken frisch und fleckenfrei. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        LAUGHING ANNE: a play

      The Bookman's Journal: London, 1923. Octavo, full flexible vellum, spine gilt lettered, yapp fore edges, top edges gilt. pp [2]. (3)-(67), [5]. Vignette illustration on recto of limitation leaf and on title page printed in green. Edition of 200 copies signed by the author, this is #103 of 175 offered for sale. There were also eight unsigned copies bound in cloth used for deposit in libraries. Margins of pastedowns have a pronounced but uniform bubbled pillow effect (looking almost by design), else a fine copy, with very little vellum ripple to the covers. Original green cloth-covered clamshell box has a bit of wear and light sunning to the spine and inner margins of sides, small corner chip to the paper label not affecting printing, VG otherwise. "This is the fourth of the Vine Books issued to subscribers from 'The Bookman's Journal' Office, London. Set by hand and printed in two colours on Kelmscott hand-made paper at The Moreland Press, and bound in full vellum September 1923". >>> Cagle A59. Conrad's dramatization of his tale "Because of the Dollars," from WITHIN THE TIDES (1915). It was never produced on the stage and indeed was unstageable. The trade edition, combined with ONE MORE DAY, was issued in 1924. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Fauns and Ladies (Margaret Coen's copy)

      With three original woodcuts by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter lambskin over papered boards, original dust jacket with paper label to spine (a few tears), Norman Lindsay designed bookplate for Margaret Coen to front paste down, light offsetting to endpapers and a couple of spots of light foxing, else very good. A fine association copy with three signed Norman Lindsay woodcuts. Limited to 210 copies, but note that not all were made up: about half the copies lack the woodcuts as they were lost in a fire. Arnold, 1.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        CIRCULAR SAWS

      Chapman & Hall 1923 - First edition. Original black cloth with title label to the spine, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Evelyn Waugh. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper with wear to the spine ends and corners and a closed tear with minor loss to the joints. Whilst at Oxford, Waugh considered himself more an artist than a writer and contributed a number of caricatures to the university papers, Cherwell and Isis and to Harold Acton's short-lived literary magazine, The Oxford Broom. He would also be commissioned by his father, a director of Chapman & Hall, to submit designs for dustwrappers for their authors. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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

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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".

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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        The World Crisis.

      1923 - 8vo., 6 vols; original dark blue cloth; with maps, plans and illustrations. A very good set. Mixed early editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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