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

      Paris: Chex l'Auteur, 1923. First editon. Original Wraps. Orig. gray/green wrappers lettered in red. Very good.. Raffaelli, Jean-Francois. 37 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 he 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 here constructed in 1905. Covers tinged at edges, backstrip chipped at head.

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Empfehlungsschreiben mit U.

      Wallsee, 7. XII. 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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        (PHOTO TRADING CARD, PROBABLY THE FIRST OF A JEWISH WOMEN'S TEAM) TORONTO Y.W.H.A. LADIES' BASKETBALL TEAM, WINNERS OF THE GRIFF CLARK TROPHY.

      Toronto, Dominion Chocolates. N.D.. Card. Trading card, Very Small (slightly less than 2”x1”) . “Dominion Athletic Stars” Sports Card (Card Nr 14) from a “series of 120 pictures of Canadian athletes” which were given away in Dominion Chocolate Bars in the mid-1920s. This card features a photo on the front of the champion “Toronto Y. W. H. A. Basketball Team, ” featuring 8 female team members in their YWHA jerseys, plus their 2 coaches. The Canadian Jewish Review of June 8, 1923, reported that “at the Primrose Club last Tuesday, the Y. M. And Y. W. H. A. Of Toronto celebrated their victories in sports by tendering a banquet to the winning teams and presenting the cups and trophies to the successful players. The best feature of the evening was the presentation of the Griff Clark Trophy to the Y. W. H. A. Basket ball team, champions of the city. ” Text on reverse. Quite probably the only explicitly Jewish women's sports team featured on a mass-market trading card in the 1920s, and probably the first ever. Light wear, photo is clear, Good Condition. (women-4-13) .

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        Aquarium (In Fine Condition With The Original Glassine And Signed Author's Bookplate)

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

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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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        Der Stürmer Der Stuermer Deutsches Wochenblatt Sammlung / Konvolut mehrere Jahrgänge

      Riesensammlung / Konvolut des NS-Wochenblattes Der Stürmer von Julius Streicher Weit über 600 Exemplare dieser Zeitungen von 1923 bis 1944, sehr viele extrem seltene Ausgaben aus der Zeit vor der Machtergreifung WICHTIG: Der angegebene Durchschnittspreis bezieht sich auf EINE Zeitung! Bitte VORHER fragen, falls etwas unklar ist! Alle Sondernummern ab 1933, teils doppelt vorhanden, zusätzlich Sondernummern und Ersatzdrucke aus der Kampfzeit Sechs gebundene Jahrgänge sowie ein österreichischer Jahrgang, alle anderen Ausgaben sind lose Zustand überwiegend gut bis sehr gut, bei wenigen Exemplaren fehlen Seiten oder Artikel Vollständige Liste und weitere Scans auf Anfrage Besichtigung nach Absprache und bei ernsthaftem Kaufinteresse möglich, gern auch Selbstabholer aufgrund des hohen Gewichtes Ich trage die Versandkosten innerhalb der EU, aus anderen Ländern bitte anfragen

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        LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, GRIMSBY, 1923, PORT OF GREAT GRIMSBY (MAP)

      LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY 1923 - This immense map shows a schematic with the layout of the entire Port of Great Grimsby, showing the railway lines and their placing in the dock. The map is extremely large scale, with really excellent detail. It is in NEAR FINE condition, clean and tidy. The sheets of thick paper are laid on cloth with gaps to enable the map to be folded to allow inspection of map sections. 141.3cm x 165cm. The binding is gilt stamped red morocco, rubbed to extremities, front board detached. Very scarce indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tristan und Isolde. [Full score in autograph musical manuscript facsimile]

      München: Drei Masken Verlag, 1923. Limited Edition, this number 151 of 530 copies. A Handlung (drama) in three acts by Richard Wagner to his own libretto, Tristan und Isolde was first performed in Munich at the Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater on June 10, 1865. "That Tristan und Isolde turned out to be not just a masterpiece but a milestone in the history of music, that it took two years to write and another six to get onto the stage because of the formidable difficulties facing the musicians, is proof enough that there was more to its conception that a hankering for receipts and recognition... Tristan largely deserves its reputation as the seminal work in the emancipation of harmony from the Classical tonal system. It was to be another half a century before the twelve notes of the chromatic scale were to be treated as co-equals, but Tristan, perhaps more than any other piece of music, symbolized the end of one ear and looked forward to the birth of another." Millington: Wagner, pp. 228 and 243.. Folio. Half dark purple morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 354 pp. autograph musical manuscript facsimile + 1f. (recto limitation statement, verso blank).

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        La Beaute. Les plus belles photographies d'apres les plus beaux modeles. Album I-XII

      Paris Art Editions Novembre 1923-Ottobre 1924, Paris - 40; 32; 40; 40; 40; 40; 36; 34; 36; 36; 36; 36 p. 12 fascicoli conservati in custodia editoriale 185x155 mm

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        Autograph postcard signed to Otto Hahn

      Utrecht 1923 - Meitner, Lise (1878-1968). Autograph picture postcard signed, in German, to Otto Hahn (1879-1968). Utrecht, 14 September 1923 (postmarked the next day). 89 x 138 mm. One corner a bit bent, but very good. A fascinating postcard documenting not only the decades-long friendship and research collaboration between Meitner and Hahn, co-discoverers of nuclear fission, but also Meitner’s friendship with Einstein and the important Dutch physicist Paul Ehrenfest with whom she had been friends since her student days. The postcard reads as follows: "L[ieber] O[tto] H[ahn], Ich bin eben von Leiden hierher gefahren u[nd] sitze im Bahn [ ], zum erstenmal ohne begleitenden Schutz. In Leiden hat mich noch Einst[ein] auf die Bahn gebracht, mit dem ich zwei wirklich schöne Tage in Ehrenfests Haus verbracht habe. Heute um 4h muss ich hier abfahren. Ich komme höchst wahrscheinlich Sonntag früh, am 16. abend muß ich noch in Eindhoven [ ], wohin ich morgen fahre. Ich hoffe Ihr seid alle wohl. Viele herzliche Grüße, Deine Lise M. Grüße auch die Institutsjugend." [I have just traveled here from Leiden and am sitting in the railway station, for the first time without accompanying protection. In Leiden Einstein, with whom I spent two wonderful days in Ehrenfest’s house, escorted me to the train. I must leave from here at 4 o’clock. I will most probably return on Sunday morning; on the evening of the 16th I must [. . .] in Einthoven, where I am going tomorrow. I hope you are all well. Many hearty greetings, your Lise M. Greetings also to the Institute youth.] Meinter wrote the postcard during her first visit to the Netherlands, a lecture tour arranged by her friend Dirk Coster, professor of physics at the University of Groningen. Coster would later play a critical role in Meitner’s life: In 1938 he persuaded her to leave Nazi Germany to avoid persecution as a Jew, and accompanied her during her the first leg of her escape, from Germany to the Netherlands. Meitner obtained her doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna in 1905, where she became friends with her fellow student Paul Ehrenfest. In 1907 Max Planck invited her to Berlin to continue her post-doctoral studies; there she met radio-chemist Otto Hahn, who would be her research partner for the next thirty years, and also made the acquaintance of Einstein. During those early years in Berlin, before the outbreak of World War I, Einstein, Ehrenfest, Meitner and others would often gather at Planck’s home for long evenings of music and conversation. In 1912 Hahn and Meitner joined the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin (Meitner as an unpaid "guest" due to the fact that she was a woman), where they investigated the complex physical properties of radioactive elements and discovered the element protactinium (Pa). In 1919 Meitner was made a professor at the KWI, where she served as head of the Institute’s physics department, and in 1926 she was appointed full professor of physics at the University of Berlin—the first woman in Germany to hold such a post. Between 1924 and 1934 the Hahn-Meitner team gained international prestige with their work in what became known as nuclear physics. In 1934, after learning about the results of Fermi’s neutron bombardment of uranium, Meitner persuaded Hahn and his assistant, Fritz Strassmann, to join her in a thorough investigation of these phenomena. During the next four years (1934-38) the Meitner-Hahn-Strassmann team identified numerous radioactive "transuranes" resulting from neutron bombardment of uranium; although the chemical evidence for these elements appeared strong, the physics of their creation—which conformed to no known pattern—puzzled Meitner deeply. Meitner also had other problems to contend with—as a Jew in Nazi Germany, she found her career and even her life becoming steadily more endangered, and in July 1938, with the aid of Dirk Coster, she fled to safety in Stockholm. Although forced to abandon her hands-on investigations at the KWI, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Affairs and People of the Alexander I's epoch].

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

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        Jewish Children, tales (Russian Text)

      Berlin: S. D. Saltzmann, 1923. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. VG/-, uncommon Russian text, 24 short stories include (English transl) Dinner, Guest, 3 Children's Heads, Teacher Boaz, Faytel and Fedor, Herbs for Holiday, On the Violin, How I Became Famous as a Fool, Knife, Dead Apple, Sad Easter, Gangsters, First Commune, A Walk, Chanukah Money, etc. Faint blue stain on rear cover. Boards with bumps at ends. First edn thus..

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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1923. First edition, early printing of Robert Frost's first Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth, woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, "Robert Frost Amherst 1925." In near fine condition, small name on the front free endpaper, bookplate to the front pastedown. One of his most well-known works, one that includes, "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening. Robert Frost's collection of poems is a creative glance into quintessential rural New England life. The author spent his life in the area, and his writing reflects a passionate appreciation. The collections include the much lauded "Fire and Ice," "Nothing Gold Can Stay," and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and the illustrations for the collection were drawn by J.J. Lankes. In 1923, these poems won Frost the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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        Das hebraische Leichenlied im Rahmen der Volkerdichtung. Beihefte zur "Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft", 36.

      A. Topelmann, Giessen 1923 - VIII-272 pages. Outer spine strip lacking. Paper yellowed and a bit brittle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tappan's Burro

      Harper & Brothers 1923 - Harper & Brothers, New York 1923. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Illustrated front board. Seven color plates. Original jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean pages, tight spine, light shelf wear. Light spots at the rear board, lightly age toned, spine lightly rolled. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping at the edges. Mild darkening at the jacket spine, a few light spots. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le diable au corps EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Grasset, 1923. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1923, 12x19cm, relié. - First edition, one of fifty numbered copies on Hollande, the tirage de tête after the 15 copies on Japan paper. Full red morocco by Devauchelle, spine in five compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A very handsome copy in a simple and elegant morocco binding by Devauchelle, perfectly suited to the book.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 15 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Devauchelle. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une élégante et sobre reliure en plein maroquin signée de Devauchelle.

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        Sämtliche Werke - in 6 Bänden komplett

      Historisch-kritische Ausgabe. Begonnen durch Norbert v. Hellingrath, fortgeführt durch Friedrich Seebass und Ludwig v. Pigenot. Band 1 u. 4 mit einem Schlüssel zur Erstauflage Band 1 mit zwei Handschriftenfaksimiles, einem Bildnis und drei Schattenrissen Band 2 mit zwei Abbildungstafeln und einem Handschriftenfaksimile Band 3 mit zwei Handschriftenfaksimiles Band 4 mit drei Handschriftenfaksimiles Band 5 mit drei Handschriftenfaksimiles Band 6 mit Dokumententeil (Stammtafel, Personenregister), drei Handschriftenfaksimiles und drei Bildtafeln - Mischauflage, 2., 3. u. 6. Band EA. (W/G II/11)/die anderen 2. Auflage, blaues Orig.-Hl.Maroquin m. dekorativer Rückenornamentik in Goldprägung, Buntpapierbezug, blauer Kopfschnitt, zweifarbig gedruckter Titel (schwarz/blau), XIX/411/XIX/571/XVII/602/XXII/398/XIV/376/XXVIII/573 S., Lesebändchen (bis auf Band 2 u. 6). Berlin, Propyläen Verlag, 1923. Alle Bände mit (kaum sichtbaren) Resten von Klebeschildern auf den Einbanddeckeln, Lederecken minimal beschabt, Rückenvergoldung partiell etwas abgerieben, einige Buntpapierränder leicht gebleicht, Einbände innen minimal fleckig, wenige Seitenecken eselsohrig, insgesamt sehr schöne und sehr gut erhaltene Ausgabe.

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        Das Gespenst. (Übersetzt unter Zugrundlegung einer älteren Übertragung von Franz Werner Schmidt). Mit Lithographien von Walter Klemm.

      Berlin, Franz Schneider, [1923]. . [Vij, dt.]. - Nr 22 von 200 Exemplaren auf echtem handgeschöpftem Bütten, der Handeinband in Ganzleder durch Buchbinderei H. Sperling, Leipzig. - Den Buchdeckel und die Initiale zeichnete ebenfalls Walter Klemm. - VORZUGSAUSGABE, zusätzlich zu den 6 ganzseitigen Tafeln im Druckvermerk vom Künstler SIGNIERT. - Einband stellenweise berieben, hint. Vorsatz leimschattig, sonst gutes und sauberes Exemplar

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        The Works of Joseph Conrad.

      J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1923 - Octavo, original cloth, 22 volumes. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of Almayer's Folly and Tales of Unrest, "To Claudine and Allan Wade from their friend Joseph Conrad 1923." The recipients, Allan and Claudine Wade was an actor, director, bibliophile and founder of The Phoenix Society. In excellent condition. Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. "His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, and Salman Rushdie" (John Stape, The Many Lives of Joseph Conrad). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cranford

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1923, 1923. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 5-1/8", illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Bound in full green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers double ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, front cover with multi-color morocco onlays depicting a scene from the book, salmon colored water-silk pastedowns and endpapers, all edges gilt, with the original felt lined clam shell box, by Kelliegram. IN FINE CONDITION.

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        The Rover

      T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., London 1923 - First edition, first printing with words, "First published 1923" printed on copy write page. Book in excellent condition. Dark green exterior with gold gilt stamping on front cover and spine. Binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and boards are crisp. Pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, WGMather bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Social Economy - Complete in Two (2) Volumes

      T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, 1923. xii, 341, vii, 313 pp. Index. Tables. "I intend to treat the economic relations of a whole social body as far as possible irrespective of its extension, its organisation, its laws of property, etc. The ultimate aim of economic science must be to discover those necessities which are of a purely economic nature and which cannot be arbitrarily mastered by the will of men. An intimate knowledge of these necessities is the first condition for Social Reformers being ever able to produce something more than cheap speculations on the economic organization of the future or costly disturbances of the very delicate machinery of present economic life." - from Preface. Modicum of library markings. Bindings intact. Average wear. A sound set. Fundaburk 1232. Masui pp. 242. Batson pp. 176. Sandelin pp. 122. Former Library Copy

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        The Theory of Social Economy (Volumes 1 & 2)

      London: T.Fisher Unwin. Hardcover. B0010IMBLM xii, 341, vii, 313 pp. Index. Tables. "I intend to treat the economic relations of a whole social body as far as possible irrespective of its extension, its organisation, its laws of property, etc. The ultimate aim of economic science must be to discover those necessities which are of a purely economic nature and which cannot be arbitrarily mastered by the will of men. An intimate knowledge of these necessities is the first condition for Social Reformers being ever able to produce something more than cheap speculations on the economic organization of the future or costly disturbances of the very delicate machinery of present economic life." - from Preface. Modicum of library markings. Bindings intact. Average wear. A sound set. Fundaburk 1232. Masui pp. 242. Batson pp. 176. Sandelin pp. 122. . Fair. 1923. First English Edition.

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        The Theory of Social Economy - Complete in Two (2) Volumes

      T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, 1923, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First English Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, xii, 341, vii, 313 pp. Index. Tables. "I intend to treat the economic relations of a whole social body as far as possible irrespective of its extension, its organisation, its laws of property, etc. The ultimate aim of economic science must be to discover those necessities which are of a purely economic nature and which cannot be arbitrarily mastered by the will of men. An intimate knowledge of these necessities is the first condition for Social Reformers being ever able to produce something more than cheap speculations on the economic organization of the future or costly disturbances of the very delicate machinery of present economic life." - from Preface. Modicum of library markings. Bindings intact. Average wear. A sound set. Fundaburk 1232. Masui pp. 242. Batson pp. 176. Sandelin pp. 122, Former Library Copy

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        L'art à Hué. Nouvelle edition authorisée par l'Association des Amis du Vieux Hué

      [Hanoi-Haiphong: Imprimeriere d'Extreme Orient, 1923. Thick 8vo, pp. 167, [2]; decorative page borders throughout; 222 plates, some in chromolithography, plus other illustrations and decorations in the text; some wear at the extremities, else very good in original red decorative wrappers, neatly recased and rebacked with old spine laid down. A beautifully printed classic work on the art in the ancient capital of Vietnam. The work is divided into seven parts: I - Motifs Ornementaux Geometriques; II - Caracteres; III - Objets Inanimes; IV - Fleurs et Feuilles, Rameaux et Fruits; V - Animaux (Le Dragon; la Licorne, le Phenix; la Tortue; la Chauve-souris; le Lion; le Tigre; le Poisson); VI - La Sculpture proprement dite; VII - Le Paysage.

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        Grand Bal des Artistes Travesti Transmental

      Salle Bullier, Paris: L'Union des Artistes Russ, February 23,, 1923. Folio. Original tan wrappers printed in blue. Tipped-in plate and illustrations throughout. Wrappers tanned, chipped, creased, and separated from contents, dark spots to upper wrapper, creasing to corners of contents. Very good condition. The rare programme for the Grand Bal des Artistes, "a philanthropic venture for the Union des Artistes Russes, a society that brought together many of the Russian émigré painters and critics such as Victor Bart, Sonia Delauney, Serge Romoff, Léopold Survage, and Zdanevich. Goncharova and Larionov designed much of the publicity material including the programe, the flyer, and the ticket… They also invited Russian and French colleagues… including Bart, Albert Gleizes, Juan Gris, Ferdinand Léger, Pablo Picasso, and Survage – to sponsor and design forty loges which were then sold in aid of the Union" (Bowlt, Faces Painted with Fanciful Patterns, in USSR 5/6). The programme itself includes two illustrations by Picasso, as well as images by Gris, Derain, and Gontcharova, and facsimile poems by numerous authors. The Union organised a number of artists' balls in the early 1920s, but this was by far "the most ambitious… The program included four dance bands and two bars serving 'pommes frites anglaise et cocktails' and the dancing was supplemented by all kinds of happenings" (Bowlt). A fantastic and ephemeral publication.

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        Il Fuoco delle Piramidi

      Milano: Edizioni futuriste di ''Poesia'', , 1923. Brossura (wrappers). Ottimo (Fine). Liriche e parole in libertà con prefazione di F. T. Marinetti. 8vo. pp. 32. Ottimo (Fine). Pochissime fioriture in copertina (Some light yellowing at the cover). Prima edizione (First Edition). ''Nel suo libro più importante, Il Fuoco delle Piramidi, egli presenta tavole parolibere di grande originalità, tra cui la celebre poesia visiva Amore, in cui le lettere si dispongono in una specie di diagramma sinusoidale che rimanda allo stato di movimento, nonché alla condizione psicologica di esaltazione-depressione, e contemporaneamente allude all'immagine del mare, al moto delle onde, tutti simboli dell'atto amoroso'' (Salaris 1992: pag. 179).

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        Il fuoco delle piramidi: liriche e parole in libertà

      Milano: Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia", 1923. First Edition. Stapled wrappers. Foxing to covers, title page loose, cover partially split at spine. A good copy. With a foreword by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. ; Octavo; 27 pages.

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        Tramps In The India Jungles

      The Pioneer Press, Allahabad 1923 - 181 pages, 7 full page plates from photographs, 1 of the plates not called for in list nor noted in Czech, it shows tiger and leopard skins very much in the same style as the other plates, publishers green cloth with title and sitting tiger vignette in black to upper board, cloth unevenly faded. The author describes his own hunts after big cats in various regions including Bangalore. There are other references to Bear and other game, a scarce title, Copac locates 1 copy in the British Library

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        Lettres D'Odilon Redon

      Paris et Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, one of only 110 numbered deluxe copies on Vélin d'Arches à la cuve, with 3 original etchings by Redon. Preface by Marius-Ary Leblond. Paris et Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire, 1923. Octavo, original decorative paper wrappers; custom cloth box. Wrappers in remarkable condition; very clean, just one small closed tear; the most minimal wear to the tail of the spine. Internally very clean and partially unopened. A superb and very beautiful copy. Rare.

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        Münchener Kalender 1895-1924. Jahrgang 11-40 in 35 Heften.

      München, Druck- und Verlag der Nationalen Verlagsanstalt bzw. Kunstdruckerei der Verlagsanstalt vorm. G.J. Manz. 1894-1923. - 11.-40. Jahrgang in 30 Heften, gebunden in 3 Bänden. 32,5x16,5 cm. Je Ca. 32-34 S. Mit farbigen heraldischen Illustrationen von Otto Hupp. Halbleinwandbände mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Der 'Münchener Kalender' erschienen von 1885-1936 ausser 1933.

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        La Dame de pique

      Paris: Editions de la Pléiade, J. Schiffrin & Cie, 1923. Copy no. 17 of 25 copies on Japon imperial, signed by J. Schiffrin and illustrated by Vasily Shukhaev, with a suite of illustrations in color on Japon and a suite in black on Chine. Entire edition: 345 copies; 25 on Japon with two suites, as ours; 35 on Japon without suites; 260 on Velin filigrane; 25 hors commerce on Velin). Two volumes. Quarto (7? x 9?). Wrappers. Text in original glassine. 91pp., with 21 illustrations in color, including seven full-page and fourteen in text. Board folder with two suites of the plates (one in color and one in black). Introduction by André Gide. Printed using the ?pochoir? process on March 15, 1923 on the presses of G. Kadar in Paris. Fine copy. The illustrations are done by the Russian ?neo-Romantic? artist Vasily Ivanovich Shukhaev (1887-1973). (His works were signed Vassili Choukhaeff from 1921-35.) A portraitist, stage designer, book illustrator, and muralist, Shukhaev is now remembered primarily as a superb draftsman. Shukhaev was a member of the influential group of artists and intellectuals ?Mir iskusstva? [World of Art] (1898-1903; 1911-1927) from 1917. During this period, the group admitted avant-garde artists that included the Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds group) with their interest in French art. The miriskusniki (members of the movement) turned away from contemporary art and gravitated toward folk themes and even the 18th-century rococo drawings of Watteau. Although closely associated with Russian avant-garde painters, Shukhaev ?lived and worked outside the confines of the avant-garde, and consciously or unconsciously, fought against its extremism. Jacovleff and Shukhaev, for example, never betrayed their allegiance to the canons of the Italian Renaissance? (Bowlt, et al., 247-8). After studying in Italy, Shukhaev moved to Finland, then to southern France, and then to Paris in 1921, where he stayed for 14 years. As a ?Russes francisés,? he was part of the early Russian immigration to Paris after the Revolution, allying himself with artists such as Alexandre Benois, Ivan Bilibin, Dimitri Bouch?ne, and others. ?[His] endeavor to maintain the elegance and measured taste of the World of Art is clear from his pochoir illustrations to the deluxe editions of Alexander Pushkin?s Boris Godunov and Queen of Spades? (Bowlt, et al. II, 372). In addition to book illustrations, Shukhaev did important work in the theatre for Balieff?s Chauve-Souris (he was a close friend of the impresario Baileff) and for Ida Rubinstein?s Sémiramis at Opera de Paris (1934). He also influenced American artist John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) who began painting during a visit to Paris for several months in 1926-27 where he studied at Shukhaev?s drawing academy. In 1935, Shukhaev returned to the USSR and, in the spring of 1937, he was sentenced on a charge of espionage to nine years at a correctional labor camp. He was discharged in 1945. From 1947, he lived in Tbilisi, Georgia where he taught until retirement.* The translator and publisher Jacques Schiffrin (1892-1950) founded Éditions de la Pléiade in 1922. La Dame de Pique was his first book. Later, he expanded the name to the Biblioth?que de la Pléiade, a publishing project founded to provide the public with reference editions of the complete works of classic European authors in a pocket format. Biblioth?que de la Pléiade was integrated into Gallimard in 1936 and is still published today. Gallimard and Einaudi began a similar series of literature in Italian, the Biblioteca della Pléiade. The Library of America series, launched in 1979, is a similar project in the United States inspired by the Biblioth?que de la Pléiade. Schiffrin was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1892. Raised in comfortable circumstances due to a petrochemical business established by his grandfather with the assistance of Alfred Nobel, he was educated in Switzerland and in Florence. Schiffrin became secretary to the art historian Bernard Berenson and later served as a Russian language tutor to Peggy Guggenheim. His family assets were nationalized after the Russian revolution. In A Political Education, his son André tells the story of Jacques winning enough money at the tables of Monte-Carlo to support himself for several years. After a short-lived marriage to pianist Youra Guller, he went to Paris in 1921 where he became an apprentice to the art-book publisher Henri Piazza. Jacques decided to create a publishing house for the publication of Russian literary classics translated into French. ?It was at the very beginning of the Éditions de la Pléiade that my father [in 1922] got in touch with André Gide, whose help he sought in translating what would be his first book, Pushkin?s The Queen of Spades. The books [of the first years] were lavishly illustrated, some by Russian artists living in Paris, and they had stunning typography, which my father had himself designed? (Schiffrin, 24). Jacques had a long and important friendship and collaboration with André Gide: ?They had met in Paris in 1922, shortly after my father?s arrival and his decision to launch his original series of Russian classics with Pushkin?s The Queen of Spades. As was common at the time, my father had been taught French from the earliest days of his Russian childhood, and so he decided to translate the book himself. Nonetheless, he also decided to seek someone to help him check and improve his translation, and out of the blue, he wrote to Gide, who was already very famous? (Schiffrin, 70). Schiffrin, who was Jewish, managed to get his family out of Nazi-occupied France and into the United States because of the work of the American diplomat Varian Fry**. In 1942, Schriffin joined Pantheon Books in New York with the intention of publishing works that were less commercially successful, but intellectually important. *Shaukhaev was the subject of a retrospective exhibition and symposium at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2014. ? For more information about this artist, see the following sources: Bown, Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters, 1900-1980s (London: Izomar Limited, 1998); Lobanov-Rostovsky, ?Russian Painters and Their Activities for the Stage, 1885-1935,? Transactions of the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the U.S.A. 2 (1968): 195; ?Shukhaev Vasily Ivanovich,? Elysium Art Gallery, http://www.elysium.ru/en/painters/310.html; ?Vasili Shukhaev. (1887-1973). Retrospective,? Moscow Museum of Modern Art, http://www.mmoma.ru/en/exhibitions/petrovka/vasili_shukhaev_retrospective/; ?Vasily Shukhayev,? RusArtNet, http://www.rusartnet.com/biographies/russian-artists/20thcentury/turn-of-the century/neoclassical-revival/vasily-shukhayev. **Varian Fry (1907-1967): After Germany invaded France in June 1940, the Emergency Rescue Committee, a private American relief organization, sent Fry to France to aid anti-Nazi refugees who were in danger of being arrested by the Gestapo. In Marseille, Fry's network of accomplices forged documents and created clandestine escape routes. He offered aid to antifascist refugees, both Jews and non-Jews, threatened with extradition to Nazi Germany under Article 19 of the Franco-German armistice (the "Surrender on Demand" clause). Fry remained in France for 13 months. He was under constant surveillance, and was questioned and detained by authorities more than once. He established a legal French relief organization, The American Relief Center. Fry's efforts resulted in the rescue of some 2,000 persons, including such distinguished artists and intellectuals as Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Franz Werfel, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Heinrich Mann. His covert activities angered officials of both the US State Department and Vichy France, and in September 1941, he was expelled from France. References: Bowlt, et al., Russian Stage Design, 1880-1930 (2012); Schiffrin, A Political Education: Coming of Age in Paris and New York (2003).

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        12 Klinger Plakate

      1923. No place, 1923. 4to, original cream wrappers printed in red. A little soiled; two plates with smudge not affecting image. Rare portfolio of 12 posters by the Viennese graphic and poster artist, professor at the Wiener Werkstatte and a leading figure in the German poster movement Verein der Plakatfreunde, which published the journal "Das Plakat". Printed in bold red, black and gray on heavy card. Full page advertisements for an early German airport, face powder, Tabu cigarette paper, and others. The works are dated from 1906 to 1922. . Wrappers. About Fine. Illus. by Julius Klinger.

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        Die Bücher der Bibel Nach der Übersetzung v Reuss

      Bln. u. Wien, B. Harz (1923).. 3 Bde. [Alles Erschienene]. Die Lehrdichtung/Die Liederdichtung/Überlieferung und Gesetz. 4°. 304; 328; 552 S. Mit je 1 Serien-, 1 Doppeltit. u. zahlr. Illustr. v. Ephraim Mose LILIEN. OHLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. In Orig.-Schuber. In tadellosem, neuwertigen Zustand. Brieger 209ff.; MNE I, 113; Jüd. Lexikon III, 1113 - Vollständige Ausgabe. Umfaßt die Bde. 1: Überlieferung und Gesetz. Das Fünfbuch Mose und das Buch Josua. - Bd. 6: Die Liederdichtung. Die Psalmen. Die Klagelieder. Das Hohelied. - Bd. 7: Die Lehrdichtung. Die Sprüche. Hiob. Prediger. Ruth, Jona, Daniel, Esther.

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        ICH UND DU

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1923. Gray paper boards, printed in black and red. Very slight bowing to the upper board, a trace of slight tanning at edges, otherwise near fine. First edition of Buber's most widely read work, initially translated into English in 1937 as I AND THOU. A central work in the exploration of man's existential relationships with the "other," and the qualitative differences between those relationships with objects, other humans, or divinity. The chronology of Buber's work on the text appears on the final leaf, beginning in 1916 and concluding with the draft here printed, finished in 1922.

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        The Philosophy of Art With an Introduction by Eric Gill, O S D

      Ditchling, Sussex: S. Dominic's Press [1923]. Hard Cover. iii, 182, 1 pages; 18.5 cm. Edition limited to 400 copies. Illustrated with two engravings by Eric Gill, one on the title-page and the other in the colophon. Handsomely printed on deckled paper. Ransom, p. 51; Gill, Evan, no. 85. Bound in marbled paper over boards with a plain black cloth spine; very good. Stock#OB679.

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        The Ballad Of Reading Gaol; Illustrated by Frans Masereel

      Munich: Drei Masken Verlages, 1923. leather_bound. Orig. full brown morocco binding rebacked with original spine laid-down. Very good. Masereel, Frans. 57 pages. 28 x 18.5 cm. Limited edition, copy XXVII of LX of special edition on handmade paper (from a total edition of 340) signed by Masereel on the colophon, and with all seven full page wood engraved plates also signed by him in pencil -- in addition to 37 woodcut vignettes. Abraham Horodisch, the renown antiquarian bookseller, noted "The typographical design of the book is exquisite......Of all the illustrated editions of the `Ballad', the Masereel edition seems to me to have the highest importance,,,,,,,,Surely there can be few who will remain unmoved by their suggestive power." Interior contents bright, clean and fresh. Contemporary brown morocco with darker brown inlays by Rubel & Denck (Leipzig), raised bands, spine panels decorated in blind. A few light scuff marks back cover.

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        SHAKESPEARE'S THE MERCHANT OF VENICE PRINTED FROM THE FOLIO OF 1623

      London: [Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press for Ernest Benn Limited], 1923. xxxviii,[2],97[2]pp. Small folio (32.5 x 25 cm). Richly bound in full dark brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf (with their extra gilt signet on the rear pastedown), raised bands, elaborately gilt side panels within blindstamped rules, t.e.g., others untrimmed. A few trivial rubs to joints, spine a trace sunned, otherwise about fine. First edition in this format, deluxe issue, published as an element in the "Player's Shakespeare," edited and introduced by Harley- Granville Barker. This volume includes color collotype plates by Thomas Lowinsky and line blocks by Emery Walker. This is one of one hundred numbered deluxe copies printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper, specially bound, and signed by Lowinsky, Albert Rutherston (the series art editor) and Barker. Zaehnsdorf bound the one hundred copies in one of two fashions, in morocco, gilt extra, as here, and in gilt vellum.

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        Memoirs Of An African Hunter With Chapter on Eastern India

      Fisher Unwin 1923 - 267 pages, illus from photographs, some spotting to contents, publisher's green cloth with blind stamped title to upper board, light rubbing to head of spine. An autobiographical work his early travels in Mashonoland Nyasaland hunting kudu, lion, impala, sable, hippo, elephant etc., the author devotes a lengthy chapter on his hunting experiences of elephant also buffalo and rhino. Czech 174

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        POESIE.

      Officina Bodoni, Montagnola. 1923 - This was the second book produced by the Bodoni press. 1st thus. Ltd ed (175). Italian language. 4to. 180 were produced in total, 5 on Pergamon paper and 175 on Velina, this ed. Velina Dark vellum with gilding, leather spine label chipped with partial loss of text, boards a little bowed. Hinges a little loose. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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