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        Wanderer of the Wasteland. Illu

      Harper & Brothers [1923], New York - Near fine book in a very good dust jacket with some minor edgewear including a few small chips along top edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      New York, Kouchakji Freres, 1923, Hardback, First Edition. Sumptuously bound in gilt-blocked dark morocco over elaborately decorated buckram boards. Raised bands with gilt-tooled compartments. An exceptional copy and rare in such positive condition. Scans and additional information on request.; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. 60 pl. , diagrs. 47 cm. Fabulously illustrated with 60 plates each accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress. Book designed and decorated by Edward B. Edwards. (Limited to 1000 copies). Bibliography: v. 1, p. [187]-191. Subject: Antioch chalice. Christian Art and Symbolism. 0 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Inventory No: 23499.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1923 - 1923 Original Hardback Wisden

      1923. Hi, This lot is a 1923 Original Hardback Wisden in good to Very Good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, he things to point out are that the page block is pink, the rear hinge has tape to it and some wear to spine boards. Ex oners name plate to inside page too. Excellent photoplate. No restoration.

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        Homerou Poiesis. Ilias; Homerou Poiesis. Odysseia. (Griechisch).

      München, Verlag der Bremer Presse - 1923 - 2 Bände. Folio (36,5x23,5 cm). 486 n.n. S.; 372 n.n. S. Ganzpergamentbände der Bremer Presse (Frieda Thiersch). Lehnacker 15 & 16 - Rodenberg 58,15 & 16 - Schauer I,86-87. - Originalausgabe. - 15. und 16. Druck der Presse. - Eines von 615 numerierten Exemplaren. - Handpressendruck der Bremer Presse, gedruckt auf Zander Bütten mit dem Wasserzeichen der Bremer Presse, in der 16 Punkt Griechisch voni Louis Hoell. Herausgegeben von Eduard Schwartz. - Einband und fliegende Vorsätze leicht fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Tappan's Burro and Other Stories

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1923 - 4to. Orig. black cloth with tipped on picture on ft. bd. and bright gold on ft.bd. and spine. Small area of partial fading to back bd. at very top extending from hinge half-way across and measuring 1/2 in. at widest tapering to nothing. Bds. very clean and unrubbed. Sl. bend to tip of bottom corners. Hinges tight. Eps. clean and unmarked. Text bloc bright and free of any markings, soiling or foxing. Bright DJ, priced at $3.00 with same tipped on art as ft. bd. and just as bright and unrubbed. DJ has some small edge chips & short tears, top more than bottom. Some rubbing to back hinge Two wrinkles to ft. panel, not particularly noticeable. Three spots to back panel, the largest 11/2x1 in.; none really altering color of panel or legibility of print. All 7 full pg. plates present and bright. pp.vii,253. Dj in archival cover. Extremely nice copy of a classic. Hard to find with a nice dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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        MOTHER GOOSE AND HER FRIENDS

      1923. FOSTER, MARION. MOTHER GOOSE. (VOLLAND) MOTHER GOOSE AND HER FRIENDS by Gladys Nelson Muter. Volland 1923. Oblong small folio (12 1/8 x 9 1/2"), limp pictorial cloth, slight bit of cover fading and rubbing else VG+. This rare Volland Mother Goose is printed on cloth and illustrated in color in art deco style by Marion Foster.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        J. Staubs Bilderbuch. [Tlw.:] Anschauungs-Unterricht für Kinder mit Text. Ein Buch für Haus und Schule. [6 Bde. kompl.] [Mit] Anhang von Liedern, Erzählungen, Erklärungen und Beschreibungen.

      4, jew. 12 farb. Doppeltaf. (zus. 72 meist chromolithographierte Abb.) u. jew. ca. 8 S. Text (zus. 54 S.), OHLwd. m. farb. Deckelill., Rundum-Rotschnitt, In 4 Heften der Buchblock lose u. tlw. in Teilen (die Taf. 61 u. 71 getrennt, die Taf. 65 u. 66 tlw. 2 vord. Vs. mit breitem Klebbd. geklebt, zusätzlich 1 Vs. im Gelenk geplatzt), Kanten tlw. berieben, Deckel tlw. min. fleckig die Taf. - meist an den Stegen - selten etw. (stock-)fleckig u. randrissig, vereinzelt meist saubere Ausmalungen in Gesichtern in Rotstift (u. a. auf Vorderdeckel von Bd. 1) insges. gute Exemplare. Kompletter Satz dieses bedeutenden schweizerischen Sachbilderbuches. Mischauflage. 1. und 3. - 6. Heft: 1923 2. Heft 1910. - Johannes Staub, geboren 12. 12. 1813 Zürich, gestorben 11. 4. 1880 Riesbach (heute Gem. Zürich), ref., von Zürich. [...] Lehre als Steingutmaler, 1836 - 1839 Ausbildung bei Ignaz Thomas Scherr am Lehrerseminar Küsnacht (ZH). 1840 - 1874 Lehrer in Fluntern. Nach mehreren Romanen veröffentlichte S. Texte zum Gebrauch in Schulen und für Eltern. "Staubs Kinderbüchlein" wurden 1843 - 1854 als Neujahrsgeschenk abgegeben, danach erschienen die zwölf Hefte bis 1928 gebunden in mehrfacher Auflage. "J. Staubs Bilderwerk zum Anschauungsunterricht" umfasste vier Hefte (1875 - 1876), die nach Staubs Tod um zwei Hefte ergänzt wurden (HLS).

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        THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL (Signed)

      Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Signed. The First Edition of this early work of William Carlos Williams, printed in Paris by the expatriate American William Bird's Three Mountains Press, in close association with Robert McAlmon's Contact Editions. The edition is limited to 300 numbered copies of which this is #199. This copy is signed by William Carlos Williams with a fairly lengthy inscription to Mrs. Glenn Garrard (who husband taught at the University of Virginia School of Law). Tipped over the imprint at the bottom of the title page is the label for "Contact Editions, Paris". In the publisher's paper-covered boards, backed in green cloth with a partial paper spine label. The boards have some darkening and soiling, and minor wear. Overall, a presentable copy with a lovely, kind inscription by Mr. Williams. (Wallace A6). Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        A Companion Volume

      

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        Little Review Exiles' Number (with In Our Time) The Little Review Quarterly Journal of Art and Letters

      NY 1923 - Spring 1923 Journal Vol IX #3. Published quarterly. Stapled illustrated wraps. Mild soil to cover, staples slightly rusted. Includes "In Our Time" by Hemingway, also Gertrude Stein, E. E. Cummings, etc. Contents slightly toned, very slight foxing to edge. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 56 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        SONG OF SONGS

      Berlin: Hasefer Publising House, S.D. Saltzman.. 1923. Hardcover. 4to ; First trade edition. Original boards. Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Cream cloth over boards with decorative silver and gold gilt lettering on cover (gold lettering and silver doves within a rondel) and backstrip. Endpages printed with decorative plates as well, in blue ink on silver background. With 26 color plates depicting the artistÂ’s engraved renditions of the Song of Solomon, with decorative tissue protecting each plate (at the bottom of each tissue is a finely printed plate of the Song of Solomon Publishing Company linocut) . "Born and initially trained in Lodz, Poland, Ze'ev Raban (1890-1970) studied in a variety of academies around Europe - the School of Applied Art in Munich, the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris, and the Royal Academy of Art in Brussels. In 1911 he met Boris Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel Academy, a Zionist inspired school begun in 1903 to encourage a new Jewish cultural/art/craft tradition in the Jewish homeland. Schatz's goal for the Bezalel Academy and Workshops, in which Raban participated starting in 1912, was to establish a Jewish arts and crafts tradition that combined the best of European and indigenous Middle-Eastern cultures. Raban soon became a major influence at the Bezalel. He played a central role at the Academy teaching repoussé work, painting, and sculpture and then directing the Graphics Press and the Industrial Art Studio of the Bezalel Academy. By 1914 the majority of works produced in the Bezalel workshops were designed by Raban. But arguably his most important contributions were the illustrations he made for the various books he published - the Song of Songs, the Book of Ruth, the Book of Esther, the Book of Job, and the Passover Haggadah. These illustrations represent the pinnacle of the "Bezalel Style" - a fusion of ‘oriental' art and Jugendstil. (Art at the Center Judaica Gallery) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon. Hebrew. Raban. ; Bible. ; O. T. ; Song of Solomon. ; English. ; Raban. Colorful endpapers. Features 1923 inscription from Jacob Landau to Cyrus Adler. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repaired. In excellent condition (ART-19-8) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Schemer. Verzen van -. Houtsneden van Johan Dijkstra.

      Groningen, Groninger Kunstkring "De Ploeg", 1923. 20,6 x 16,8 cm. Gedecoreerd karton (origineel omslag meegebonden). (4), 66 p. 1e druk. Doorgaande vouw in rechteronderhoek van alle pagina's.* Eén van de 25 luxe-exemplaren waarin alle houtsneden door Dijkstra gesigneerd zijn. Met een door Dijkstra in potlood geschreven colofon, waarin dit boek nummer 6 heeft gekregen.Acht magnifieke houtsneden bij deze pure poëzie. Uit de hoogtijdagen van De Ploeg, en het jaar vóór de door Dijkstra geïllustreerde dichtbundel Ganymedes van Willem de Mérode.Fraaie toepasselijke, laat-twintigste-eeuwse kunstenaarsband, helaas niet gesigneerd.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Swann's Way

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1923 - 2 vols. 303; 288 p. "Remembrance of Things Past" Part One. Quarter tan cloth with gold design over green boards. Black and gold spine labels are slightly chipped. Ink initials on front loose endpapers. Vol. 1 has slight mark on title page. "Swann's Way" is the first part of Proust's monumental "In Search of Lost Time" (once translated as "Remembrance of Things Past"), introducing its major themes and its unnamed narrator. The book begins with the narrator's reminiscences of early childhood and his family's various neighbours and acquaintances. He then turns his focus on the wealthy Charles Swann and his relationship with the courtesan Odette. First appearing in 1913, the book remains a bitingly satiric but comical evocation of early 20th century French society and addresses a range of philosophical questions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        The Murder on the Links

      Dodd, Mead, New York 1923 - 298 pages. Agatha Christie is widely believed to be the most popular fiction writer of all time. Books she has authored have sold over three billion copies globally. The Murder on the Links is especially popular since it was Christie¿s third mystery (of 66 total mysteries), and one of the scarcest. The story features her famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The plot involves a millionaire, Monsieur Renauld, who asks for Poirot¿s help. Unfortunately, before Poirot can help him he is found dead in an unfinished bunker on a golf course. The first American edition was published by Dodd, Mead in 1923, following its initial first edition published in the U.K. by Bodley Head. The American edition was published in a dark green cloth with orange lettering. The book is dedicated ¿To My Husband, a fellow enthusiast for detective stories, and to whom I am indebted for much helpful advice and criticism.¿ She would subsequently divorce this husband, Archibald Christie, who was a member of Sunningdale, where they had a house in the 1920s. In her auto-biography, she states that ¿all he did was think about golf.¿ In 1971, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. D & J C11770. Is it difficult to find good first editions. We specialize in golf books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Blechtrommel. Erste Ausgabe. Widmungsexemplar. .

      736 Seiten. 8 Leinen mit zwei Schutzumschlägen. Der obere Schutzumschlag etwas angerändert und gebräunt, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung auf dem Schmutztitel: Für Josef Neuhaus in Erinnerung an gemeinsame Lehrjahre in Düsseldorf. Günter Grass.Josef Neuhaus (* 30. November 1923 in Essen 24. Dezember 1999 in Neuss) studierte von 1945 bis 1950 an der staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Anschließend arbeitete er als freischaffender Bildhauer in Neuss. Günter Grass absolvierte in den Jahren 1947/1948 ein Praktikum bei einem Steinmetz in Düsseldorf. Danach studierte er von 1948 bis 1952 an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Grafik und Bildhauerei bei Josef Mages und Otto Pankok.

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        Moby Dick or White Whale

      DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1923 - Front cover gilt. Color pictures. Pages browning. DATE PUBLISHED: 1923 EDITION: 540 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pharos and Pharillon

      Richmond, Hogarth Press 1923 - First edition. White paper boards printed in Cambridge blue shot through with royal blue (in the state with the design running horizontally); bright blue cloth spine. Inscribed by the author in the month of publication: "With all good wishes from E.M.F. May 1923". Pencil annotations throughout including one which reads: "My dear Forster, how can you write such cheap nonsense!" A nice copy .Woolmer 29. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Galli-Curci"), to the editor of "THE ETUDE", in Philadelphia, in response to his question "What are the 10 greatest musical masterpieces?"

      Hotel Schenley, Pittsburg 1923 - 2 pp. on 2 sheets of hotel letterhead. 8vo. "the greatest melody of the 'folk-song' type is Swanee River". The great opera soprano (1882 - 1963) responds:"? You have asked me to choose what I believe are the ten musical masterpieces. It is an impossible question for no matter what ten one chooses it is easy to name another ten equally good. The fact is that there are vastly more than ten musical masterpieces, none of which can be called the 'greatest musical masterpiece' for there are so many forms of writing -- Symphony, Oratorio, Opera, Sonata, Nocturne, Waltz, Etude, Concerto and so on almost ad infinitum that a 'masterpiece' can only be designated as a 'masterpiece' in its idiom. However I shall try.Among Symphonies I should choose Beethoven's 5th. Of the violin concertos the Brahms D major says the most to me although it does not speak so familiarly the language of the violin as do some of the more showy 'bravura' types written with the virtuoso in mind.The literature for the piano is so rich that I shall not even attempt to single out a 'masterpiece'. One thinks of several Beethoven Sonatas, the two Chopin Sonatas, as well as his Ballads, Etudes, Nocturnes, Waltzes-all 'masterpieces.' The same is true of some of the Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Brahma and Schumann songs.I am unable to give an unprejudiced opinion as to the 'greatest opera;' like the fly on the oil painting I am too close to see the whole picture. 'Pelleas and Melisande' of Debussy, Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde' Verdi's 'Rigoletto' and 'Traviata' are representative of their type.No, the more I think of this question the more impossible it appears. I have not named the 'ten great musical masterpieces' because it cannot be done. I feel reasonably sure of only one-the greatest melody of the 'folk-song' type is Suanee [sic] River, I say this without hesitation ?". Torn at folds, some staining and slight wear. In grey morocco-backed clam shell box 2 pp. on 2 sheets of hotel letterhead. 8vo

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        Autographed Letter Signed about childbirth on personal letterhead

      Buffalo, NY 1923 - World acclaimed but controversial American Obstetrician best remembered for his practice of the groundbreaking but dangerous method of childbirth called Internal Podalic Version; changing the position of the fetus within the uterus during childbirth (breach births). A pioneer in the study of childbirth, both his technique and the equipment he developed were unique to him and his few disciples -- yet he performed over 25,000 successful childbirths in a career than spanned half a century. Today doctors usually deliver by Cesarean section any fetus not in the proper position. 1 page, 7.25 x 8.5 inches, Buffalo, New York, January 24, 1923, writing to one of his disciples about Internal Podalic Version, in full: "Your letter just arrived and I will answer it now just to be sure how glad I was to hear from you. I was also glad to hear that you are doing well. The OB work will come, it may be a little slow at first, but remember that the general work makes a good foundation. A man during general work makes friends who later can be used in the special times. Take your time & do not hurry, you will do Versions in time I am sure. Come & see me at anytime. Dr. Reynolds is still handling the Chloroform & will be glad to hear from you that everything is O.K." Also included is an original prescription written by Dr. Potter on his personal script pad for a Ziegler Cord Clamp, used to tie the umbilical cord during childbirth. The letter has natural folds and slight discoloration and creasing on the left side; still in very good condition. The prescription is in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Japanese beetle hunter Hudson Maxim warns of invasion

      [New Jersey]: , c. 1923. [New Jersey], c. 1923. 8.5" x 11". "Seven typed single sided sheets, 8.5"" x 11"", circa 1923, boldly signed by Hudson Maxim on the final page as ""Hudson Maxim"". Undated (but accompanied by a photostat letter dated March 12th, 1923 which references his manuscript). Expected folds with a small staple hole upper left corner. Lightly toned, else near fine.Hudson was a U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a variety of explosives, including smokeless gunpowder, Thomas Edison referred to him as ""the most versatile man in America"". His manuscript first prepares the reader as if Japan is preparing to invade the US and says what our natural response would be; however it then segways into the fact that it is actually a non human invasion. ""America is already invaded right here in New Jersey and the conquest of America has already begun. We cannot console ourselves that our Japanese enemy is not a human enemy for an invading army of real Japanese soldiers, even a million of them, would be a less menace … If we were invaded by a real Japanese army, we might rise up and expel the invaders, or, failing in that, we might purchase our freedom with a heavy indemnity … The Japanese beetle if the most all-devouring, the most universally destructive insect pest in the world.""However it is perhaps his illuminating analysis, one which can be applied to most all invasions, or diseases affecting humans or plants (think Eboli), or even terrorism, natural preventable disasters, or even the man made destruction of our planet's delicate balance and resources, which all drive home the need for a quick response before things get out of control. In sum, he cites the following example of what happens when things are allowed to develop without checks and balances (think metaphorically):""The infestation of the Japanese beetle started in 1916 at Cinnaminson, Burlington County, New Jersey. Less than a square mile was infested the first year, when with the expenditure of but a few dollars the pest could have been easily entirely destroyed. The next year only 2.7 square miles were infested and $100,000 would then have cleaned it up the insect. Even the next year, when only 6.7 square miles were infested, a quarter of a million dollars would have exterminated the pest, yet nothing adequate was done, and the next 48 square miles were infested. In 1920, one hundred and three square miles were infested; in 1921 two hundred and seventy and in 1922, seven hundred and seventy-three. It would now probably cost from ten to fifteen millions of dollars to exterminate the pest, to say nothing of the necessary destruction of every growing plant over the infested area. Every automobile and other vehicle passing into and out of the infested areas would need to be rigidly and thoroughly inspected in order to prevent the beetle from being carried into uninfested territory. From Ten to Fifteen million dollars is certainly a lot of money, but if the beetle is allowed to spread over the territory of the United States -- and it will spread over the entire territory wihtin a few years if not prevented -- it will cost the people of the country more than two BILLION dollars a year …"" A fantastic manuscript with a fascinating introspective on the mathematical progression of a single ripple of water initially created by a tiny pebble (in this case the Japanese beetle) and the vast impact it will have on the planet. And a wonderful signed manuscript by ""the most versatile man in America"""

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        Apollo und die Musen. Radierung.

       1923. Signiert. 27,5 x 23,5 cm. Papier: ca. 58 x 39 cm. Müller 695. Eines von 100 Exemplaren. - Bereits auf dem Gymnasium in Königsberg Coriths Interesse an der griechischen und römischen Mythologie sowie an den christlichen Geschichten der Bibel geweckt.1908 veröffentlicht er die Schrift \"Das Erlernen der Malerei. Ein Handbuch.\" worin er seine Wertschätzung für mythologische Themen zum Ausdruck bringt. Er rät dazu, Sujets aus der Bibel und der klassischen Mythologie zu wählen, die dem \"allgemein Menschlichen\" gelten und in der kunsthistorischen Tradition vorkommen, vor allem aber ohne weitere Erklärung verständlich sind. (Vgl. Michael F. Zimmermann, 2008, S. 38). - Im Passepartout-Ausschnitt schach lichtrandig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR 1920er Jahre,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Arno Nadel: Five Drei-Welten-Verlag Print Editions (Einzeldrucke) with Original Etchings by Arno Nadel [SIGNED]

      Drei-Welten-Verlag, Berlin 1923 - Elephant Folios (16 x 11 3/4"). All issues 8pp. Original sewn cream handmade self wraps with black lettering and publisher's device on cover.Series of poetry renderings edited by Justus Lichten with original etchings by Arno Nadel. The complete series consisted of 10 different print editions (Einzeldrucke). 1. Beethoven: Gedicht von Justus Lichten / with an original etching by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching and by Justus Lichten on colophon. 35/200. Includes musical score. First print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.2. Jayadeva: Indische Liebeslieder / with an original etching by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching. 50/200. Second print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.3. Hölderlin: Gedichte aus der Wahnsinnszeit / with an original etching, portrait of the poet, by Arno Nadel. 1/200 out of series and unsigned. Fourth print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.4. Kalidasa: Der Winter / with an original etching, after a Chinese ink drawing, by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching. 30/200. Fourth print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.5. Eroica: Ein Gedicht von Justus Lichten / with an original etching by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching and by Lichten on colophon. 80/200. Includes musical score. Tenth print of the Drei-Welten Verlag.Texts in German, Gothic scripts. Fourth print, Hölderlin, with small tear at top of paper strip reinforcing the spine (as issued). Sewing slightly loose and prints with minor age-toning. Prints in overall very good+ condition. Arno Nadel (1878-1943) was Jewish a poet, musician, and artist born in Vilnius, Lithuania. At the age of 17 he moved to Berlin and enrolled in the College for Science of Judaism (Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums). Nadel worked as an educator and choirmaster. He became the choir director of the Jewish community in Berlin supervising the music at all Berlin synagogues. Nadel published poetry, plays, and worked on an anthology of synagogue music which he finished in 1938 and intended to publish in seven volumes. Nadel died in the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1943. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Poems and Seven Drawings (SIGNED)

      [San Francisco, CA]: [Grabhorn Press], 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 250 copies. INSCRIBED "To alleviate Chicago/M.D./San Francisco/June 5, 1924." 4to. [45] pp. Illustrated with seven full-page woodcuts from drawings by Dixon. Title page printed in red and black and with Dixon's thunderbird device. Publisher's tan boards with black lettering & blue paper pastedowns. Professionally rebacked; light wear & age-toning to extremities; small stain to rear board ; a very good copy. An uncommon title, and more so with Dixon's inscription. Dixon's only foray into poetry along with his distinctive drawings. An early, and scarce, Grabhorn Press item. "Bound in coarse tan linen with decorations hand-painted in orange on front and back covers. Some copies in tan boards lettered in black on front cover and on back." (Grabhorn 52).

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        Arno Nadel: Five Drei-Welten-Verlag Print Editions (Einzeldrucke) with Original Etchings by Arno Nadel [SIGNED]

      Berlin: Drei-Welten-Verlag, 1923. Limited editions. Softcover. vg+. Elephant Folios (16 x 11 3/4"). All issues 8pp. Original sewn cream handmade self wraps with black lettering and publisher's device on cover.Series of poetry renderings edited by Justus Lichten with original etchings by Arno Nadel. The complete series consisted of 10 different print editions (Einzeldrucke). 1. Beethoven: Gedicht von Justus Lichten / with an original etching by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching and by Justus Lichten on colophon. 35/200. Includes musical score. First print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.2. Jayadeva: Indische Liebeslieder / with an original etching by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching. 50/200. Second print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.3. Hölderlin: Gedichte aus der Wahnsinnszeit / with an original etching, portrait of the poet, by Arno Nadel. 1/200 out of series and unsigned. Fourth print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.4. Kalidasa: Der Winter / with an original etching, after a Chinese ink drawing, by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching. 30/200. Fourth print of the Drei-Welten-Verlag.5. Eroica: Ein Gedicht von Justus Lichten / with an original etching by Arno Nadel, signed by Nadel below etching and by Lichten on colophon. 80/200. Includes musical score. Tenth print of the Drei-Welten Verlag.Texts in German, Gothic scripts. Fourth print, Hölderlin, with small tear at top of paper strip reinforcing the spine (as issued). Sewing slightly loose and prints with minor age-toning. Prints in overall very good+ condition. Arno Nadel (1878-1943) was Jewish a poet, musician, and artist born in Vilnius, Lithuania. At the age of 17 he moved to Berlin and enrolled in the College for Science of Judaism (Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums). Nadel worked as an educator and choirmaster. He became the choir director of the Jewish community in Berlin supervising the music at all Berlin synagogues. Nadel published poetry, plays, and worked on an anthology of synagogue music which he finished in 1938 and intended to publish in seven volumes. Nadel died in the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1943.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Galli-Curci"), to the editor of "THE ETUDE", in Philadelphia, in response to his question "What are the 10 greatest musical masterpieces?"

      Hotel Schenley, Pittsburg, 1923. 2 pp. on 2 sheets of hotel letterhead. 8vo. Torn at folds, some staining and slight wear. In grey morocco-backed clam shell box. 2 pp. on 2 sheets of hotel letterhead. 8vo. "the greatest melody of the 'folk-song' type is Swanee River". The great opera soprano (1882 - 1963) responds:"… You have asked me to choose what I believe are the ten musical masterpieces.It is an impossible question for no matter what ten one chooses it is easy to name another ten equally good.The fact is that there are vastly more than ten musical masterpieces, none of which can be called the 'greatest musical masterpiece' for there are so many forms of writing -- Symphony, Oratorio, Opera,Sonata,Nocturne, Waltz,Etude,Concerto and so on almost ad infinitum that a 'masterpiece'can only be designated as a 'masterpiece' in its idiom.However Ishall try.Among Symphonies Ishould choose Beethoven's 5th.Of the violin concertos the Brahms D major says the most to me although it does not speak so familiarly the language of the violin as do some of the more showy 'bravura' types written with the virtuoso in mind.The literature for the piano is so rich that Ishall not even attempt tosingle out a 'masterpiece'. One thinks of severalBeethoven Sonatas,the two Chopin Sonatas, as well as his Ballads,Etudes,Nocturnes,Waltzes-all'masterpieces.' The same is true of some of the Schubert,Hugo Wolf,Brahma and Schumann songs.Iam unable to give an unprejudiced opinion as to the'greatest opera;'like the fly on the oil painting I am too close tosee the whole picture. 'Pelleas and Melisande' of Debussy,Wagner's'Tristan and Isolde' Verdi's'Rigoletto' and'Traviata' are representative of their type.No,the more I think of this question the more impossible it appears.I have not named the 'ten great musical masterpieces' because it cannot be done.I feel reasonably sure of only one-the greatest melody of the'folk-song' type is Suanee [sic] River,Isay this without hesitation …".

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        Ecce Homo

      Berlin: Der Malik-Verlag. Good. 1923. First Edition. Softcover. Tan pictorial wrapper. Yap edges are bumped, wrappers are lightly soiled. Binding remains tight with mostly clean interior. Fore edge of book is lightly soiled. In modern clamshell box. Published in several variations, this issue contains 100 plates with 84 in black and white and 16 in color. Published in January of 1923, though many of the original drawings were completed some years before. The folio depicts a decrepit Berlin, its sole inhabitants the lecherous and begrimed, middle-aged, middle-class society whose grotesque lives spill wantonly from boudoirs and bar rooms into the city streets. George Grosz was an influential German artist known for caricatural drawings and paintings and was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic. Grosz fled his homeland in 1933 and emigrated to the United States becoming a naturalized citizen in 1938. Included is the 1981 Castle Books re-print. ; Color and B/W Lithographs; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        Claud Lovat Fraser [SIGNED]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/50. Sm. folio. [8],39,39pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Ribbon marker. Ex-libris of Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson (* see below) on free front endpaper. Signed by both authors in black ink on limitation page. Frontispiece of Fraser from a drawing by Albert Rutherston. Scarce limited edition with 39 representative examples of some of the work by English painter and designer Claud Lovat Fraser (1890-1921). Illustrations and designs reproduced in collotype and line process blocks (20 color-, 19 b/w plates). Each plate interleaved with captioned tissue guard. Contents: List of Plates. Claud Lovat Fraser: A Memoir by John Drinkwater. Appendix A: Letters. Appendix B: Poems. The Art of Claud Lovat Fraser: by Albert Rutherston. Scuffing, minor staining and rubbing on binding. Slight offsetting from ex-libris on inside of front board. Tight copy in very good condition. * Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson was the daughter-in-law of Countess Carrie Estelle Doheny (1875-1958). E. Doheny was a Los Angeles socialite and the second wife of oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny.

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        La Priere sur la Tour Eiffel

      Paris: Chez Emile Paul Freres, 1923. First Edition, one of 900 copies on papier verge Blanchet-Kleber, from a total edition of 1000, each hand numbered. Page size: 5-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches; 37pp; + Justification de Tirage. Woodengraving vignette of Eiffel Tower on titlepage by Daragnes. Unique binding in the style of Pierre Legrain: full red morocco with onlays of two deeper shades of red morocco in wave pattern narrowing on spine and expanding at edges of front and back covers, author and title in gilt on spine, pastepaper guards, original yellow wrappers with original woodengraving in bordeaux and black of Eiffel Tower bound in, binding somewhat worn and scuffed at spine ends with split starting at lower front hinge. Although the binding is not signed, the style is similar to that of Pierre Legrain. Printed by Imprimerie Louis Kaldor.

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        Max Liebermann. Sein Leben und seine Werke. Mit 305 Abbildungen.

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer (2. Auflage) 1923. VIII, 434 (4) Seiten. Mit einer signierten ORadierung, 3 Farbtafeln und 302 Abbildungen im Text. Handgebundener OPergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Goldfileten und goldgeprägter Vorderdeckelvignette. 4. Nr. 62 von 100 handnumerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit der eigenhändig von Max Liebermann in Bleistift signierten Radierung "Selbstbildnis" von 1922. Einband leicht angestaubt, stellenweise leicht aufgehellt, Ecken und Kanten minmal berieben, Papier minimal wellig. Insgesamt ein außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        The Able McLaughlins

      Harper and Brothers New York (1923) - Early Reprint Edition, L-Y code at copyright page, in early pre-Pulitzer Prize variant issued dustjacket, without Pulitzer sticker at front panel, rear flap with blurb for The Wind by Anonymous, no publisher's reorder coupon [and without any printed mention of Pulitzer Prize]. Rear panel with ads for four Harper titles: The Kenworthys, Gertrude Haviland's Divorce, The Perennial Bachelor and He Was a Man. Author's scarce Pulitzer Prize winning novel of Scotch Covenanters and leaders in a pioneer Iowa community. Near Fine in Very Good price clipped dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, few closed tears at edges, some spotting at spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen

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

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1923 - 1923 Original Hardback Wisden.

      1923. This lot is an 1923 Original Hardback Wisden. In just Good Condition. The main issue being the front board. This book is good, it has had no restoration, the front board is very badly marked but has nice shiny, original gilt, nicee spine cloth with good lettering (not too faded) and a couple of thin line marks , good rear board with small lines. Inside the hinges are very good and the pastedowns very yellow, minor marks, with a lovely photoplate.

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        Im Café. Lithographie.

      1923 - Signiert "Rudolf Schlichter". Druck auf Bütten. Söhn HDO 72716-7. Eines von 125 Exemplaren. Blatt 7 aus: Die Schaffenden, IV. Jahrgang, 4. Mappe, 1923. Erschienen im Euphorion Verlag, Berlin. - Der deutsche Künstler Rudolf Schlichter gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Schlichter studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart und an der Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe, u. a. bei Wilhelm Trübner und Hans Thoma. Schlichter unternahm mehrfach Studienreisen nach Italien und Frankreich und bekam durch seinen Malerkollegen Julius Kasper Kontakt zur Unterwelt. In Karlsruhe gehörte er zu den Mitbegründern der Gruppe Rih, übersiedelte dann nach Berlin, wo er sich der Novembergruppe, der Berliner Secession, den Berliner Dadaisten und der KPD anschloss. In den frühen 20er Jahren erschienen viele Buchillustrationen Schlichters. Sein Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis reichte von Bertolt Brecht, Sternberg, Alfred Döblin und Grosz bis hin zu Carl Zuckmayer, den er schon in Karlsruhe kennengelernt hatte. 1925 waren Werke Schlichters in der Ausstellung Neue Sachlichkeit in Mannheim zu sehen. Zwei Jahre später lernte er seine spätere Frau Elfriede Elisabeth Koehler, kennen und begann sich von der Politik abzukehren und dem Katholizismus zuzuwenden. Zu seinen Bekannten zählten nun Ernst von Salomon und die Brüder Ernst Jünger und Friedrich Georg Jünger. Unter den Nationalsozialisten wurden viele seiner Werke aus Museen entfernt und Schlichter wurde mit einem Arbeitsverbot belegt. Im Jahr 1939 zog Schlichter nach München, wo er unter anderem Kontakt zu Hans Scholl hatte, und sich der katholischen Zeitschrift Hochland anschloss. 1942 wurde Schlichter ausgebombt und verlor dabei einen Teil seiner Werke. Nach dem Krieg nahm er an der Ersten Deutschen Kunstausstellung in Dresden teil und gründete in München die Neue Gruppe. Gelegentlich arbeitete er für die satirische Zeitschrift Der Simpl. Sein Schaffen wandte sich jetzt dem Surrealismus zu. Rudolf Schlichter trat 1950 dem wiedergegründeten Deutschen Künstlerbund bei. - Minimal gebräunt und im Unterrand minimal wellig. Im rechten äußeren Rand ganz schwache Quetschspur. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Japanese beetle hunter Hudson Maxim warns of invasion

      [New Jersey], c. 1923. 8.5" x 11". "Seven typed single sided sheets, 8.5"" x 11"", circa 1923, boldly signed by Hudson Maxim on the final page as ""Hudson Maxim"". Undated (but accompanied by a photostat letter dated March 12th, 1923 which references his manuscript). Expected folds with a small staple hole upper left corner. Lightly toned, else near fine.Hudson was a U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a variety of explosives, including smokeless gunpowder, Thomas Edison referred to him as ""the most versatile man in America"". His manuscript first prepares the reader as if Japan is preparing to invade the US and says what our natural response would be; however it then segways into the fact that it is actually a non human invasion. ""America is already invaded right here in New Jersey and the conquest of America has already begun. We cannot console ourselves that our Japanese enemy is not a human enemy for an invading army of real Japanese soldiers, even a million of them, would be a less menace … If we were invaded by a real Japanese army, we might rise up and expel the invaders, or, failing in that, we might purchase our freedom with a heavy indemnity … The Japanese beetle if the most all-devouring, the most universally destructive insect pest in the world.""However it is perhaps his illuminating analysis, one which can be applied to most all invasions, or diseases affecting humans or plants (think Eboli), or even terrorism, natural preventable disasters, or even the man made destruction of our planet's delicate balance and resources, which all drive home the need for a quick response before things get out of control. In sum, he cites the following example of what happens when things are allowed to develop without checks and balances (think metaphorically):""The infestation of the Japanese beetle started in 1916 at Cinnaminson, Burlington County, New Jersey. Less than a square mile was infested the first year, when with the expenditure of but a few dollars the pest could have been easily entirely destroyed. The next year only 2.7 square miles were infested and $100,000 would then have cleaned it up the insect. Even the next year, when only 6.7 square miles were infested, a quarter of a million dollars would have exterminated the pest, yet nothing adequate was done, and the next 48 square miles were infested. In 1920, one hundred and three square miles were infested; in 1921 two hundred and seventy and in 1922, seven hundred and seventy-three. It would now probably cost from ten to fifteen millions of dollars to exterminate the pest, to say nothing of the necessary destruction of every growing plant over the infested area. Every automobile and other vehicle passing into and out of the infested areas would need to be rigidly and thoroughly inspected in order to prevent the beetle from being carried into uninfested territory. From Ten to Fifteen million dollars is certainly a lot of money, but if the beetle is allowed to spread over the territory of the United States -- and it will spread over the entire territory wihtin a few years if not prevented -- it will cost the people of the country more than two BILLION dollars a year …"" A fantastic manuscript with a fascinating introspective on the mathematical progression of a single ripple of water initially created by a tiny pebble (in this case the Japanese beetle) and the vast impact it will have on the planet. And a wonderful signed manuscript by ""the most versatile man in America"""

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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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        The Girl in the Golden Atom

      New York: Harper & Brothers. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1923. First Edition. First Impression. A near fine copy, in a very good jacket. In fairness, the jacket presents as a fine copy but has been reinforced to the inside with paper tape. Corners a little worn, and a couple of scratches to the spine - which is a little toned. Some offsetting to the endpapers, owner's name to endpaper. A very presentable copy. Meets the first edition points (X-I on copyright page, light yellow cloth, black lettering). [5688, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1923.

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        Washington The Beautiful Capital of the Nation. Baltimore and Ohio. America's First Railroad. Washington's First Railroad.

      Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 1923. - Bird's eye view, uncolored, image and text approximately 20 1/2 x 29 inches on sheet 21 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches, published folded now archivally mounted on linen. Offset from verso barely visible in upper left corner. A spectacular bird's eye view of Washington D.C. with the Capitol and Library of Congress at lower centre. The text at lower right explains the magnitude of the achievement in its creation: "WASHINGTON. THE HEART OF THE NATION. This Aero View of Washington is the most remarkable map picture that has ever been made. Remarkable for its great range of vision and the stupendous task in making such a drawing and the extreme accuracy in the architectural "lay-out." It shows the city in perspective from a point of vantage east of the Congressional Library looking northwest, thus including the most attractive suburbs with the Capitol in the foreground. This work occupied two years of continuous time of the greatest Bird's-Eye View artist in the country. No map view of this vast and comprehensive nature has ever been made of any City and it is especially a great accomplishment when it is considered that Washington's immense area of public buildings, parks and suburbs is here shown in a picture from which anyone may become familiar with locations of the streets, business blocks and public buildings. Even though it has a "Bird's-Eye View" effect, it has all been sketched from the ground and every block and building is in proper survey." The legend beneath the image lists the map "Location of all the Public Buildings and Places of Interest." On close examination one notices the identification of not only the public buildings but many commercial establishments which are named in tiny script.

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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

      The English Crafters, New York 1923 - 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. Red cloth, slightly faded, some dampstaining to spine and rear cover, but overall very good Frontispiece photograph of Williams ("his last photograph"). Illustrated. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Almanakh Vezni: literaturen sbornik [Almanach of the journal "Scales": a literary anthology]

      Vezni, Sofia 1923 - Octavo (21 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers with a constructivist vignette; 104, [16] pp. Five plates, one of which in color, and fifteen illustrations in the text. A very good, partly uncut and unopened copy, with very light fraying to wrapper edges. One of the few key publications by the Bulgarian avant-garde, the striking "Vezni" almanach contains translations of Richard Dehmel, Carl Einstein, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Vladimir Mayakovsky, as well as the Bulgarian Modernist writers Mutafov, Lamar, and Nikolai Rainov. The anthology also acquaints readers with major Western artists through reproductions of works by Chagall (in color), Klee, Kokoschka, Masereel and others. Among the Bulgarian Modernist artists whose illustrations are included are Ivan Milev and Sirak Skitnik. The editor, Geo Milev (1895-1925), was an important Bulgarian literary critic and expressionist poet who began his career as a translator and popularizer of Western poets and philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche. He became a leading propagandist of modernist and avant-garde tendencies in Bulgaria and edited the eponymous avant-garde and modernist journal, which appeared from 1919 to 1921. By the early 1920s, his own work became increasingly political and in 1924 he began publishing the leftist journal "Plamak" (Flame). Milev began to provoke scrutiny by the authorities and was evidently killed during an interrogation after the bombing of a Sofia cathedral by communists. "Published the year of the September uprising and the ensuing suppression to which Geo Milev and Yasenov were to fall prey in 1925, the almanac and its cover design of geometric abstraction clearly demonstrates the proximity of Milev's circle to the constructivist aesthetics of the Russian revolution. Four tiny drawings by Mircho Kachoulev representing the four seasons must also be mentioned. The appendix contains a listing of international magazines of the avant-garde, i.e. 'Ca Ira', 'Der Sturm', 'De Stijl', 'Zenit', 'MA' and 'Little Review'" (Jacono 2013, p. 24). Jacono 14. No copies in the trade and none recorded at auction. KVK, OCLC only show the copy at the Frick. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AVANT-GARDE: KRALJICA PALCKOV V KRALJESTVU PALCKOV. DRUGI DEL [QUEEN OF DWARFS IN THE KINGDOM OF DWARFS. SECOND PART].

      Trieste, Italy: Edinost. Gorisko ucitljsko drustvo . 1923 - 4°, 31 pp. text printed in blue with colour wood-cut illustrations within text and two blue vignettes, original wrappers, illustrated with red wood-cuts (Very Good, minor staining, old hand-written dedication on the first page, wrappers with light foxing on the inner side, spine with small loss of paper). A stunning theatre and music play with original colour woodcuts by one of the leading Yugoslavian Avant-garde and Constructivist artist August Cernigoj, made for Slavic cultural circle on the Fascist occupied territory. This unique theatre play, which was meant to be accompanied with music, and illustrated with stunning wood-cuts, was made entirely in a Slavic cultural circle on the Fascist occupied territory of Gorizia and Trieste, by the associations of teachers, one of them being the author of this book Josip Ribicic (1886-1969). Ribicic was a teacher and one of the most famous authors of children’s books in Yugoslavia, especially before the WWII, when he was active in Slovenian language on the Italian occupied territory. After WWII he dedicated himself to children’s magazines, short stories and recording reminiscences of children, who actively participated in WW II. The dedication note on the first page was made by his wife Roza Ribicic, a teacher in Slovenian school in Trieste and a public figure. In 1925, after the pressure of the Fascists became stronger, the family moved to Rakek in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, just on the other side of the Italian border. The stunning wood-cuts, including the highly decorative wrappers, printed from eight impressions of the same wood-block, were made by a Slovenian Constructivist artist August Cernigoj, who was one of the most famous Yugoslavian artists from the period. Born in Trieste in a Slovenian family, he was influenced by the Avant-garde very early. He was a great admirer of Kandinsky and der Blaue Reiter group, for which he travelled to Munich in 1922. A year later he spent a semester at Bauhaus, studying in Kandinsky's class. The illustrations in this book show a strong influence of modern art, such as der Blaue Reiter, which influenced Cernigoj's work in the 1920s. The composer of accompanied music was Marijo Kogoj, one of the main names of Yugoslavian classical music of the 1920s. He was school by Arnold Schönberg and Franz Schreker, but was active mostly in Slavic circles in Trieste and Grado, at the time under Fascist occupation. This second part was published independently, as a separate story after the first part V kraljestvu palckov, published a year before.

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        Early Chinese Jades

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Co., 1923. First American edition. Hardcover. Otherwise very good condition. Scarce first American edition of an important work on early Chinese jade. Includes chapters on: jade quarries; the significance of jade; astronomical instruments in jade; the six ritual jades; tablets and weapons; jades for the living and dead; seals, musical instruments, and mountains; vessels of jade; animas in jade; dragon, cicada, toad; and the human figure in jade. 4to, 148pp, 64 b&w plates, 8 color plates. Gray gilt cloth; gilt title at spine. Front board slightly warped, foxing to early pages and at foredge, short closed tears at foredge up to viii.

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