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        Geography and Some Explorers

      London: Privately Printed by Strangeways and Sons, 1924. First edition, No. 21 of 30 copies. SIGNED by CONRAD. 40pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown wrappers, some foxing, in quarter green morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, No. 21 of 30 copies. SIGNED by CONRAD. 40pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Knowles and Moore note that Conrad agreed to provide a general preface for J.A. Hammerton's serial publication "Countries of the World" and the piece was written in November of 1923. Smith, p. 112; Keating 203

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        Our Second American Adventure.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924., 1924. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author and his wife. Octavo, pp.[vi]; 250. Bound in publisher's back cloth, with gilt titles to spine. Illustrated with nine black and white photographs. Some spotting within, binding is rubbed, boards a little bowed, joints starting at headcap, neat owner name to flyleaf. A good copy vastly improved by the author's inscription to the title page; with our united kind wishes / Arthur Conan Doyle. / Jean Conan Doyle [in her hand]. Doyle's personal account of his travels through the West Coast of the United States and Canada on a lecture tour concerning the spiritualist question. Jean Doyle remained in Sussex when Sir Arthur embarked upon his American journey and according to his biographer Russell Miller, Doyle's letters home were reminiscent of those of a lovelorn teenager, even alluding to sex upon his return (The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle/Harvill Secker). The combination of signatures on this, of all titles, therefore renders this a most interesting item

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      Plicque, Paris 1924 - Paris, Plicque & Cie, 1924, grand-4, broché, couverture illustrée en couleurs et rempliée, 209 pp. Ce roman fut publié dans la Revue des Deux Mondes en 1899, puis édité chez Calmann-Lévy en 1890. Il conte la vie de Thaïs, une belle courtisane du IVème siècle officiant à Alexandrie et dont la renommée était importante. Le moine Paphnuce parvint à la convertir au Christianisme, mais la beauté de la pécheresse hanta son coeur. Le réalisme, souvent cruel, du trait de Raphaël FREIDA, est ici magnifié. Ce roman inspira Jules Massenet dont il tira son célèbre opéra "La Méditation de Thaïs". Les gravures ont été tirées à la presse à bras par Leblanc et Trautman. Tirage limité à 781 exemplaires. Un des 700 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives. Usures à l'étui, infimes usures à la couverture. "Edition recherchée" (Carteret IV, 171 ; Monod 4960). Livres

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        Krucyfiks kr. sw. Jadwigi, Orig. Lithografia, 1924.

       Blatt 55 x 37 cm, Bild 45 x 28 cm. Orig. Litograph with signature L wyczol. Orig. Lithographie auf Karton. Am Rand minimal wasserfleckig. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Kreuzigung Wyczolkowski Leon Polen Artist Krucyfiks

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        Renascence: A Poem . .

      New York: Printed for the Anderson Galleries by Frederick and Bertha Goudy, 1924, 1924. First separate edition, one of 185 numbered copies, initialed by Goudy. Yost 22. Fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and cloth slipcase.. 8vo, original pale blue wrappers, stitched as issued. A special separate issue of Millay's poem, printed by Frederick & Bertha Goudy on a handpress formerly owned by William Morris, and on which the Kelmscott Chaucer was printed. The occasion of the printing was an exhibit of the press at the Anderson Galleries, and copies of the poem were distributed only at the exhibition.

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        A Passage to India.


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        Gesammelte Schriften. 12 volumes.

      - Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, Leipzig / Wien / Zürich [1924, 1925, 1928, 1934], 1st ed. Large 8°, publishers binding in panelled blue cloth with gilt spines, vol. 12 with tear in paste-down endpaper in front inner hinge, former owners name »H Complete sets are rare, the Nazis destroyed many copies of volumen 12 right after publishing. Hamburg psykoanalyse psykologi korrektur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carnaval. Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes. [Nachwort Oscar Bie].

      Berlin, Horodisch & Marx, 1924. 66 nn. S. Mit 15 signierten Radierungen von Ernst Oppler. 4°, senffarbener Maroquinband auf 5 Bünden, mit RSchild und KGoldschnitt und Stehkantenvergoldung, in Papp-Schuber. Lang, Impressionismus 147. - Eines von num. 20 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japanbütten [GA 420]. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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      Albert & Charles Boni, New York 1924 - Blue cloth with a white cloth spine and somewhat larger than the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings. Copy #40 of 250 copies SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Rogers was born in Indian Territory in 1879 and had some Native American blood in his veins. He began in vaudeville and moved on to motion pictures, a career that was cut short when he died in a small plane crash in 1935 near Point Barrow, Alaska. Perhaps he was best known, however, for his syndicated newspaper column which had such a massive following that the proposition that he run for President was once seriously advanced. His saying, "All I know is what I read in the newspapers," became a popular catchword of the times. Books signed or inscribed by this most popular of American humorists and member of the Cherokee Nation are rather uncommon. Spine a little soiled, some sunning to the board edges. Near Fine, lacking a dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - BOXED LIBRARY. THE ENTERTAINMENT LIBRARY: FOUR JUST RIGHT BOOKS. Chicago: Albert Whitman (1924). Housed in the original publisher's pictorial box are 4 books in dust wrappers in Fine condition. The box has small piece off top else VG. Books are 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 1/4"), cloth with pictorial paste-ons, text in a large font for easy reading. Includes the following: a. FLOWER AND BERRY BABIES by Edna Groff Diehl. Tales where flowers and berries come alive. Profusely illustrated with full page and in-text color illustrations by VERA STONE. b. THE DINNER THAT WAS ALWAYS THERE by Roy Judson Snell. An Eskimo story based on real children. Full page and in-text color illustrations by Sarah K. Smith. c. COZY CORNER TALES by Clara Denton. 9 original fairy tales illustrated with more than 25 full page and smaller color illustrations by J.T. Cochran. d. THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Laura Rountree Smith. 12 stories with over 30 full page and smaller illustrations by Mildred Lyons. It is rare to find this set complete, especially in such nice condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of H.G. Wells.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924-27. The Atlantic edition, one of 1,050 copies, signed by H.G. Wells in volume one. Octavo, 28 volumes. Bound in three-quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. Frontispiece illustrations including author portrait in volume one. In fine condition. H.G. Wells is best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne. His most notable works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

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        Autograph letter signed ("H. Hesse").

      Basel, 25. II. 1924. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. Comprehensive letter to E. A. Schröder in Frankfurt, speaking frankly about Schröder's literary ambitions and the inner voice a poet has to follow.

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        Zehn Schnitte zum jungen Drama


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        Relâche. Ballet instantanéiste en deux actes, un entr'acte cinématographique, et "la queue du chien". Scénario et décors de Francis Picabia. Cinématographie de René Clair. Première représentation par les Ballets Suédois sur le théâtre des Champs-Elysées le 29 Novembre 1924.

      Paris, Rouart, lerolle & Cie (1924). - 4°. Titelblatt, farbiges Frontispiz , 1 Bl. Text und 45 S. Noten. Lose in stark lädiertem Orig.-Umschlag mit Deckeltitel (VDeckel lose und mit Fehlstellen am Rand, HDeckel fehlt). Erste Ausgabe eines der bedeutendsten Ballette der Neuzeit, dessen legendäre Uraufführung im Bühnenbild von Picabia und dem cinematographischen Entr'acte von René Clair in die Theatergeschichte eingegangen ist. Hervorragendes Beispiel des Zusammenwirkens mehrerer Künste im Sinne des Gesamtkunstwerks (Musik, Malerei, Film), das auch im Surrealismus Gültigkeit hat, auch wenn dieses Konzept in "Relâche" ganz bewusst ad absurdum geführt wird. - : 11577 & Cie. - Eines von 560 Ex. - Das in 1 Farbe gedruckte Frontispiz zeigt einen nackten und einen bekleideten Mann, auf Wolken sitzend/stehend. Der bekleidete Mann hält eine Tafel in der Hand mit der programmatischen Inschrift:"Quand se deshabituera-t-on de l'habitude de tout expliquer". Das Textblatt enthält den Handlungsablauf sowie eine Würdigung des Charakters von Relâche durch Picabia:"Relâche comme l'infini, n'a pas d'amis. Pour avoir des amis, il faut être bien malade, si malade qu'on ne peut plus les écarter. Si Satie a aimé Relâche, sans doute l'a-t-il aimé comme il aime le Kirsch, le gigot, comme il aime son parapluie! Relâche ne veut rien dire, c'est le pollen de notre époque. Un peu de poussière au bout des doigts et le dessin s'efface. Il faut y penser de loin, ne pas chercher à y toucher. (Einleitungsnotiz Picabias). Lang fr

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        Collected Works of Pádraic H. Pearse. Five Volumes (complete set). [Signed by Éamon de Valera and Margaret Mary Pearse]. Volume I - Political Writings / Volume II - Plays, Stories, Poems / Volume III - St. Enda's and its Founder / Volume IV - Scribinni (Published in Gaeilge) / Volume V - Songs of the Irish Rebels and Specimens from an Irish Anthology / Some Aspects of Irish Literature / Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics (Bilingual Edition in Gaeilge and English) //

      The Phoenix Publishing Co. Ltd., Dublin / Cork / Belfast 1924 - Dublin / Cork / Belfast, The Phoenix Publishing Co. Ltd., 1924. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I (Political Writings) 371 pages / Volume II (Plays, Stories, Poems) XIX, 340 pages / Volume III (St. Enda's and its Founder) XII, 260 pages / Volume IV (Scribinni) 268 pages / Volume V - (Songs of the Irish Rebels) VII, 236 pages. With many illustrations. Original Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spines). Volume II in sixth Edition, stating copyright from 1917. All other Volumes in 1924-edition without information on edition. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Unusual in this very good condition. From the private library of Cork politician Seamus Fitzgerald. Signed by Seamus Fitzgerald and Éamon de Valera, who was a close friend of Fitzgerald. The Volume which Margaret Pearse has edited has been signed by her in her gaelic name on the titlepage. A very rare and highly collectable set. The Volumes include the following essays: Volume I - Political Writings: The Murder Machine / Oration on Wolfe Tone / Oration on Robert Emmet / Second Oration on Emmet / The Coming Revolution / The Psychology of a Volunteer / To the Boys of Ireland / Why we want Recruits / O'Donovan Rossa (Character Sketch) / O'Donovan Rossa - Graveside Oration / Peace and the GAel / Ghosts / The Separatist Idea / The Spiritual Nation / The Sovereign People / Volume II - Plays: The Singer / The King / The Master / Iosagan / Stories: The Mother / The Dearg-Daol / The Roads / Brigid of the Songs / The Thief / The Keening Woman / Iosagan / The Priest / Barbara / Eoineen of the Birds / Poems: Lullaby of a Woman of the Mountain / A Woman of the Mountain keens her son / O Little Bird / Why do ye Torture Me / Little Lad of the Tricks / O Lovely Head / Long to me thy Coming / A Rann i made / To a beloved Child / I have not garnered Gold / I am Ireland / Renunciation / The Rann of the Little Playmate / A Song for Mary Magdalene / Christ's Coming / On the Strand of the Howth / The Dord Feinne / The Mother / The Fool / The Rebel / Christmas, 1915 / The Wayfarer / Volume III - St. Enda's and its Founder: The Story of a Success - Beginnings, Striving, Adventures, Rejoicings, A Retrospect / The Man called Pearse - The Three Wishes of P.H.Pearse - As we knew him - The Brothers Pearse - Sgoil Eanna and its Inside Life - The Writings of P.H.Pearse - The Social Ideals of P.H.Pearse / With several illustrations - for example: Portrait of Padraic Pearse / Desmond Carney as "Giolla Na Naomh" / A Sgoil Eanna Football Team / A Sgoill Eanna Hurling Team / Volume IV - Scribinni (Published in Gaeilge) - Scribinni is a collection of poems and stories by executed Irish nationalist rebel leader Patrick H. Pearse (1879-1916) which was published posthumously in 1919. Volume V - Songs of the Irish Rebels and Specimens from an Irish Anthology / Some Aspects of Irish Literature / Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics. (Bilingual Edition in Gaeilge and English) - Songs of the Irish Rebels - A Farewell to Fal / On the Fall of the Gael / The Little Dark Rose / The Dirge of Oliver Grace / Some Rebel Quatrains / From my Grief on Fal's Proud Plain / My Pity how Ireland Standeth / My Blessing with Thee / Keen Thyself, Poor Wight / O Woman Full of Wile / The Roman Vision / On Owen Roe O'Neill / On the Cromwellian Clearances / Specimens from an Irish Anthology - The Keening of Mary / The Keen for Fair-Haired Donough / A Father Keens his Drowned Child / A Sleep Song / How Happy the Little Birds / The Stars stand up / Nelly Bhan / Young Donal / Some Aspects of Irish Literature - Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics: I - Gaelic Prose Literature / II - The Folk - Songs of Ireland / III - The Intellectual Future of the Gael // Pearse was a barrister, teacher, writer and poet who had became an active Irish nationalist eventually becoming one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He soon became a cult figure for Irish republicans. His writings, speeches and poems became widely [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le paradis à l'ombre des épées. - Les onze devant la porte dorée.

      Grasset 1924 - - Grasset, Paris 1924, 12x19cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse sur bouffant pour chacun des volumes. Précieux envois autographes signés d'Henri de Montherlant à Charles Maurras sur la première garde de chacun des volumes. Dos et plats marginalement insolés comme généralement. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy of "bouffant" paper for each volume. Valuable shipments autographs signed by Henri de Montherlant Charles Maurras on the first guard each volume. spine and boards marginally insolated as usually. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Ernest Gimson his Life and Work


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        Elsie and the Child A Tale of Riceyman Steps


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        A Passage to India


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        The Land That Time Forgot

      McClurg, 1924 Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1924. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-422 [423-424: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. 10,000 copies printed. Adventure on a mysterious island inhabited by Prehistoric creatures and strange tribes of people. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-28; (1987) 2-10; (1995) 2-10; and (2004) II-192. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 331. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 110. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1130-34. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02289. Heins LTF-1. A very good copy (rubbing on bottom edge of boards and small pieces missing at bottom of spine, and two small spots on bottom page edge) in a very good restored dust jacket that is slightly trimmed. Overall still a nice example of the dust jacket. Rare in dust jacket. Enclosed in a custom slipcase. $8,000.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Sports Olympiques.

      1924 - Lithographies en couleurs sur papier signées en bas, 1924, 56 x 45 cm. Belle réunion de dix lithographies en couleurs, épreuves avant l'impression, sur le thème des jeux olympiques. Il figure quelques petites marques pour l'impression. Jean-Raoul CHAURAND-NAURAC (Lyon 1878- Paris 1948), peintre, aquarelliste et affichiste, fut surnommé "le peintre du cheval" suite à sa prédilection pour le monde hippique et ses nombreuses représentations. Il suit l'école des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, puis fut l'un des premiers pensionnaires de La Ruche. Elève de Gustave Moreau, il fréquenta Matisse, Marquet, Rouault. Différents sports Olympiques sont représentés dans un esprit Art-déco : la pelote Basque, l'aviron, le saut de haie, le tennis, le football (en version masculine et plus surprenant pour l'époque -également- en version féminine), le rugby, la natation, le hockey, le lancer de poids. Quelques mouillures, fines taches et infimes déchirures n'atteignant pas les dessins. Oeuvre originales

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        Les Sonnets pour Helene

      Maastrich: Leiter-Nuples, 1924. Copy #80 of 380. Printed at press of S.H. DeRoos by Charles Nypels with the typeface based on “Erasmus Mediaeval. Capitals printed in blue, titles, colophon and sonnet numbers in red, title page emblazoned in gold. Tall 8vo. Full red morocco, ruled in gilt with corner ornaments based on the type design. Beautfiully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Sonnets pour Hélčne includes some of Ronsard’s more perfect poems, among others the famous Quand vous serez bien vielle #XLIII (p.129) Sonnets pour Hélčne was first published in Les oeuvres de P. de Ronsard : P,... rédigées en 7 tomes, reveues et augmentées...Paris G: Buon, 1578. This edition is published in honor of the fourth centenary of the birth of the author. Ronsard’s last full sonnet cycle Sonnets pour Hélčne (published 1578 ) intentionally “involves his text in a double context by choosing Hélčne de Surgčres [a maid of honor of Catherine de Médici] as the loved lady of the poems and...and, through her name, as a link to Helen of Troy and the Trojan literary theme of love an War.” (Nagel). Nagel Alan F. Literary and Historical Context in Ronsard's Sonnets pour Hélčne. PMLA Vol. 94, No. 3 (May, 1979), pp. 406-419

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        Maschinen geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift.8. Februar 1924.

      1924 - 20x16 cm (gelocht, dies aber sauber unterlegt). Albert Einstein (* 14. März 1879 in Ulm; + 18. April 1955 in Princeton, USA), deutscher Physiker jüdischer Abstammung. Auf persönlichem Briefbogen: "Sehr geehrter Herr Bacher! Am Sonnabend, den 16. d. Mts. abends 8 ½ Uhr pünktlich wird Herr Kurt Blumenfeld* in meinem Hause einen Vortrag über die geistigen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Voraussetzungen für die Kolonisation des Landes Palästina durch Juden halten. Nach dem Vortrag wollen wir beim Tee mit Herrn Blumenfeld eine gründliche Aussprache herbeiführen. Ich bitte, mir gütigst mitzuteilen, ob ich Sie an diesem Abend bei mir begrüssen kann. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung A. Einstein". *Kurt Blumenfeld (* 29. Mai 1884 in Marggrabowa /Ostpreußen; + 21. Mai 1963 in Jerusalem) war ein führender deutsch-jüdischer Zionist. Angeregt von Kurt Blumenfeld beginnt Einstein, sich für den Zionismus zu interessieren. Einstein

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        Noche de Mayo por Alfonso Reyes.

      La Pajarita de Papel. P.E.N. Club de Mexico, 1924. (Del libro en preparacion Cronica de Monterrey). In 8vo (cm. 20); cartoncino colorato originale con etichetta con titolo al piatto anteriore; pp. 4. DEDICA autografa dell'autore. Rarissimo. Axs

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        Dix, Otto. - Krieg. - "Gesehen am Steilhang von Cléry-sur-Somme".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung, in Schwarz, auf Crisbrook-Bütten, 1924/1983. Von Otto Dix. Auflage 1000 Exemplare. 26,0 x 19,8 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 31,5 x 24 cm (Blatt). Karsch 97. Links unten angeschnittenes Wasserzeichen. - Abzug von der originalen Platte für die Edition "Der andere Dix" von Otto Conzelmann (Stuttgart 1983). - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Ohne jeden Mangel. Sehr guter Zustand. Otto Dix (1891 Untermhaus / heute Gera - 1969 Singen am Hohentwiel). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. 1909-14 an Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1914-18 Militärdienst als Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie, Atelier am Antonplatz. Gründungsmitglied der "Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919". 1922 Umzug nach Düsseldorf. 1925-27 wohnhaft in Berlin. Seit 1927 Professor für Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1933 wurde er durch die Nationalsozialisten seines Amtes enthoben und als "entartet" diffamiert. 1936 Übersiedlung nach Hemmenhofen.

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      Hodder and Stoughton, [, London 1924 - 318 x 260 mm. (12 1/2 x 10 1/4"). 197 pp. No. 111 OF 500 COPIES OF THE EDITION DELUXE, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Publisher's deluxe binding of full vellum, upper cover with gilt-embossed vignette (replicating the title page), flat spine with gilt tree at foot and gilt titling at head, top edge gilt. Engraved illustrated title page, engraved tailpieces, 16 full-page black and white engravings, and 12 color plates by Kay Nielsen. Front free endpaper with remnants of bookplate. Hint of splaying to boards, gilt on spine a little muted, otherwise only the most trivial imperfections; a nearly fine copy, very clean and fresh inside and out. This appealing edition of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen is illustrated by his fellow Dane, Kay Nielsen, whose popularity during the early 20th century "golden age of illustration" rivaled that of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. Born in Copenhagen to a theatrical family, Nielsen (1886-1957) studied art in Paris, where he became quite interested in Japanese and Chinese paintings. The influence of those styles can be seen in the color plates here, while the monochrome works are reminiscent of illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. When the popularity of extravagantly illustrated gift books began to fade in the 1930s, Nielsen moved to California, where he worked for Disney Studios, contributing illustrations for "Fantasia" and other animated films. The tales collected here include "The Real Princess" (better known as "The Princess and the Pea"), "The Snow Queen," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," Andersen's tribute to the famed Swedish singer Jenny Lind, who had gently rebuffed the lovestruck writer's advances. This appealing edition of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen is illustrated by his fellow Dane, Kay Nielsen, whose popularity during the early 20th century "golden age of illustration" rivaled that of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. Born in Copenhagen to a theatrical family, Nielsen (1886-1957) studied art in Paris, where he became quite interested in Japanese and Chinese paintings. The influence of those styles can be seen in the color plates here, while the monochrome works are reminiscent of illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. When the popularity of extravagantly illustrated gift books began to fade in the 1930s, Nielsen moved to California, where he worked for Disney Studios, contributing illustrations for "Fantasia" and other animated films. The tales collected here include "The Real Princess" (better known as "The Princess and the Pea"), "The Snow Queen," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," Andersen's tribute to the famed Swedish singer Jenny Lind, who had gently rebuffed the lovestruck writer's advances. No. 111 OF 500 COPIES OF THE EDITION DELUXE, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.

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        Biologie und Pathologie des Weibes. Ein Handbuch der Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe.

      Urban & Schwarzenberg, Berlin, Wien 1924 - 1. bis 8. Band in 15 Büchern plus Register., schöne Halblederbände mit Lederecken und reicher ornamentaler Rückengoldprägung. Dekorativ. guter Zustand. 1924-1929 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Nielsen, Kay. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Sumptuous light blue moire silk binding, gilt decorated front cover and spine. 12 superb colour plates plus 17 full-page line drawings and numerous other decorations. Cream pictorial endpapers. 197 pages. 11.25 x 8.75". Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Light scuff marks to rear cover. 1" to edge of front cover looks to have been nibbled by a rodent(?). Name plate to front pastedown has been removed. There is damage to the preliminary pages and to the rear endpapers that was possibly caused by bookworm (damage finishes at list of illustrations, the frontis mount is damaged by the frontis remains in fine condition. Light foxing to contents. All plates are present and in fine condition. [R]

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        Navigare necesse est. Eine Festgabe für Anton Kippenberg zum zweiundzwanzigsten Mai 1924. Hrsg. von Katharina Kippenberg.

      O O (Leipzig Insel ) 1924 - 4°. 275 S. Mit 3 Handschriften-Faksimiles, 1 Faltblatt u. 8 Tafelbeilagen von Walter Tiemann, E. Preetorius, Frans Masereel u. a. Original-Halbpergamentband mit Kopfgschn. Sarkowski 1186. Slg. Kippenberg I/1785a. Ex. 89 (von 500 gedruckten Exemplaren). Privatdruck. Mit Originalgraphiken von W. Tiemann, Masereel, Ludwig v. Hofmann (alles Holzschnitte). Unter den Tafelbeilagen auch ein Notenfaks. von Ferruccio Busoni. - Einband bestoßen und berieben. Stellenweise stockfleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 1040

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        The Cat and The Moon and Certain Poems

      Dublin: The Cuala Press 1924, 1924. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Slim octavo, pp.[viii], blank; [viii]; 41; [1] blank; [1], imprint; [5], blank. Original oatmeal coloured cloth over pale blue paper boards, titled in black, paper label to spine, pale blue endpapers. Clean text, some offset browning to flyleaves, lightly toned to extremities of binding, title label chipped. A very good copy. One of 500 printed.

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        L'âme du cirque

      - Paris, Librairie de France, 1924. In-folio en ff. sous couverture illustrée à rabats, et chemise (frottée). Edition originale, un des 325 exemplaires numérotés sur pur chiffon Lafuma. Exemplaire JUSTIFIÉ ET SIGNÉ par Louise Hervieu : "réservé à André Warnod avec l'amitié réservée aussi de la petite vieille Louise Hervieu à son cher Warnod". Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Four Mills, Zaandam.

      - Radierung, 1924, signiert und datiert. 17:27,1 cm. Qualitätvoller und vollrandiger Abdruck mit leichtem Plattenton auf J. Head & Co.-Bütten. Der Oberrand teils beschädigt. Sammlung „NG" (ligiert), nicht bei Lugt. Als Graphiker erhielt der englische Künstler – nach Abbruch seines Studiums zum Architekten – seine Ausbildung bei F. Short (1857-1945) am Londoner Royal College of Art. Sein bevorzugtes Motiv war das Landschaftsbild, das direkt vor der Natur entstand.

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        [Autograph Letter, Signed with Initials, to Blanche Patch]

      Great Western Hotel, Oban NB, 1924. One page. Somewhat smudged, split and restored at horizontal fold, but good. Shaw writes to his secretary, forwarding "8 weeks" salary (?) and providing instructions to be passed on for proper interpretation of DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS: "Tell Macdona to read the play. The Dark Lady is not sleepwalking. Her costume is the evening dress of a Maid of Honor at Elizabeth's court, whatever that may be. Elizabeth is sleepwalking; but she is in full fig, and must be supposed to have taken a nap on the throne ...." He requests a new supply of his compliments cards. The reference is to Charles Macdona, principal of the Macdona Players, who held touring rights to many of Shaw's plays.

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        Der Junggeselle Nr.1-31 Januar - Juli 3.Jahrgang 1921

      Berlin, Der Junggeselle-Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1924 - Vollständige Halbjahres-Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Kunstleder im Format 25 x 30 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, buntem Schmuckvorsatzpapier und Ganzfarbschnitt. Hefte 1-31 (Januar-Juli 1923), jeweils mit 24 -26 Seiten und zahlreichen, teilweise farbigen / ganzseitigen Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier sowie mehrseitigem, bebilderten einschlägigem Kleinanzeigenteil (erotische Literatur, Heiratsinstitute, Potenzmittel, Alkoholika, Vergnügenstätten usw.) - Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung - "Der Junggeselle" war eine Herrenzeitschrift, die von 1919 bis 1929 in Berlin erschien. Vermutlich war sie die erste deutsche, ausschließlich an männliche Leser gerichtete Massenveröffentlichung mit eindeutig sexuellen Inhalten. Eine englische Teilausgabe hieß "Bachelor". Die Schriftleitung hielt besonders die Ästhetik hoch: u.a. mit Illustrationen namhafter Künstler des Art Déco und Jugendstils wie Jeanne Mammen, Jupp Wiertz, Wilhelm Gallhof oder Rolf Niczky. Sie wurde zeitweise von Albrecht Graf von Rhoden und danach Hermann Marten August Max Freiherr von Eelking herausgegeben, der auch das Deutsche Institut für Herrenmode begründete. Der Tenor des Hefts ist, wie der von späterer Erotikliteratur für Männer auch, unterschwellig frauenfeindlich: Frauen haben einem Männerbild zu entsprechen (nach Wikipedia). - Art Deco, Herrenzeitschrift der Weimarer Republik, Erotik, hochelegante Herrenmode der 20er Jahre, illustrierte Bücher Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Messein, Paris 1924 - Paris, Messein, 1924. 8°-gr. M. farb. Art Deco-Illustr. v. Andre Cahard. 96 S. 2 Bll. Blindgepräg. Maroqiun-Handeinbd. a. 3 Bünden m. Kopfgoldschn. v. René Kieffer. (flötenspielender Pan a. beiden Deckeln). OUmschl. mit eingebunden. Nr. 59 v. 550 Exempl. Mahe III, 647.100 Blindgepräg. Maroqiun-Handeinbd. a. 3 Bünden m. Kopfgoldschn. v. René Kieffer. (flötenspielender Pan a. beiden Deckeln). OUmschl. mit eingebunden.

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        in our time

      Three Mountains Press, Paris 1924 - First edition. Binder's glue stains on the endpapers, as usual, tiny chips at the spinal extremities, and slight bowing of the covers, an excellent, very nearly fine copy. Hemingway's second book, copy 42 of 170 numbered copies. In a custom quarter morocco clamshell case. Hemingway intended this to be his first book (it's listed on the rear panel of *Three Stories & Ten Poems*), but publication was held up, allowing Robert McAlmon to publish *Three Stories* first. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

      London Methuen & Co. Ltd. amended to 1925 on original inserted slip 1924 - Limited edition number 42 of 450 copies, 4to., 57m (9) pp., thirty-seven woodcuts by Frans Masereel (7 full-page), specially bound for Denis Collins by the Cottage Bindery in modern black goatskin, upper cover with gilt design of 'Prisoner C33' in imitation of the frontispiece, slip-case, original endpapers and half-title foxed and the odd spot elsewhere otherwise very clean and beautifully bound. Frans Masereel (1889 – 1972) was a Flemish painter and graphic artist known especially for his woodcuts and his greatest work is generally considered to be the wordless novel 'Passionate Journey' one of over 20 wordless novels completed by him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The quantum theory of radiation. Offprint from the Philosophical Magazine, Sixth Series, Vol. 47, No. 281, May 1924. [THE BKS THEORY]

      London: Taylor & Francis 1924 - 8vo, pp. 785-802. Original plain wrappers (wrappers split at foot of spine, front wrapper with small chip to fore-edge & ink name stamp). FIRST EDITION, VERY RARE OFFPRINT. “Its idea of modeling atomic behaviour under incident electromagnetic radiation using ‘virtual oscillators’ led Born and Heisenberg to explore mathematics that strongly inspired the subsequent development of matrix mechanics. The most striking feature of this remarkable paper, “The Quantum Theory of Radiation,” was the renunciation of the classical form of causality in favor of a purely statistical description. Even the distribution of energy and momentum between the radiation field and the “virtual oscillators” constituting the atomic systems was assumed to be statistical, the conservation laws being fulfilled only on the average” (DSB). Following the discovery of the Compton effect late in 1922, many physicists had tried to account for the frequency shift of the scattered X-rays observed by Compton. Some found it difficult to accept Compton’s explanation in terms of light quanta (photons) with definite energy and momenta. Bohr, in particular, could not accept the existence of photons, writing in his Nobel lecture in December 1922, “In spite of its heuristic value, . . . the hypothesis of light-quanta, which is quite irreconcilable with so-called interference phenomena, is not able to throw light on the nature of radiation.” When the young American physicist John Slater arrived in Copenhagen just before Christmas 1923, and explained his new ideas on radiation theory, Bohr saw a way to explain the Compton effect without invoking light quanta. “BKS begin by recalling that ‘the exchange of energy and momentum between matter and radiation claims essentially discontinuous features. These have even . . . led to the introduction of light-quanta.’ They abandon light-quanta in their own paper, replacing this concept by a new one ‘due to Slater . . . the atom, even before the process of transition between stationary states takes place is capable of communicating with distant atoms through a virtual radiation field’, a field distinct from the conventional, real radiation field. This virtual field, carried by the atom in a given stationary state, was supposed to know and carry all the possible transition frequencies to lower states, one might say, to release one of these frequencies. Emission of light in an atomic transition is, BKS posited, not spontaneous but rather induced by the virtual fields ‘by probability laws analogous to those which in Einstein’s theory hold for induced transitions’. Accordingly, ‘the atom is under no necessity of knowing what transition it is going to make ahead of time’. Does communication with a distant atom, the receipt of a light signal emitted by another atom ‘even before transition takes place’ not violate causality? It does. ‘We abandon any attempt at a causal connection between the transition in distant atoms, and especially a direct application of the principles of conservation of energy and momentum, so characteristic of classical theories . . . Not only conservation of energy . . . but also conservation of momentum [reduce to] a statistical law.’ Regarding Compton’s results, BKS noted, correctly, that so far his experiments had only confirmed energy-momentum conservation averaged over many individual processes, which was not in conflict with their statistical viewpoint” (Pais, Niels Bohr’s Times, pp. 236-7). Einstein and Pauli both reacted negatively to the BKS proposal, and “the paper was hardly in print before A. Compton and A. Simon had established by direct experiment the strict conservation of energy and momentum in an individual process of interaction between atom and radiation. Nevertheless, this short-lived attempt exerted a profound influence on the course of events; what remained after its failure was the conviction that the classical mode of description of the atomic processes had to be entirely relinquished” (DSB). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        When We Were Very Young

      E. P. Dutton, 1924 Signed limited edition, one of only 100 copies, also the first US Edition. Very good in a partial dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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      London John Long 1924. 8vo. 318pp. + 30pp ads. Publisher's blue cloth strikingly titled in black to spine and front boards, light bumping to spine ends, clean and bright, essentially a near fine copy. Internally clean. A collection of weird and supernatural tales, many with an Celtic theme. Shane Leslie was a staunch Irish Nationalist (something he partly ascribed to being bullied at Eton), and a proponent of Irish Home Rule. Leslie was also Winston Churchill's cousin (the Winston Churchill who had Erskine Childers executed for being a staunch Irish nationalist and proponent of Irish Home Rule) which must have led to some interesting dinner table debates. Leslie's writing abilities spanned a number of fields from biography through history, poetry and these rather Mabinogion-esque tales. He is also the dedicatee for F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The beautiful and The Damned." So we can be sure he led an eventful sort of existence. A truly lovely copy of a hard to find book.

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      - Éditions Pellet, Paris 1924. 4°, xii,176 pp.,+ 21 orig. lithographs by Jean de Roig, no. 197 of a limited edition of 500 copies copies on vergé d'arches teinté, bound uncut with the orig. wrappers in nice brown half morocco, top edge gilt, signed: A.D. La fransk kunst korrektur orig. grafik bogbind. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        When We Very Were Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.

      - London: Methuen and Co., 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928. 8vo, x, 100 pp.; xi, 158 pp.; x, 103; xi, 178 pp. In blue, green, red, and rose cloth, covers stamped and panelled in gilt, backstrips gilt lettered. Top edges gilt. Spine panels uniformly very slightly aged, endpapers and pastedowns with the expected minor offsetting from flaps. The dust-jacket flaps of When We Were Very Young have a small section at the top front and back neatly trimmed and the front panel bears an unobtrusive 2-inch tear without loss. An unsophisticated set that has been together since publication to the present day. Enclosed in a new cloth box. First editions, very rare first state of When We Were Very Young with blank end-papers and no IX in the preliminary pagination. One of the half dozen most famous children's books in the English language; complete sets in original condition as issued from the day of publication are as desirable as they are rare. Milne's tales and Shepard's immortal illustrations are iconic and referenced in every book about 20th-century children's books. C.R. Milne (Christopher Robin) did not live easily with his fame and retired to Dartmouth in Devon where he happily ran The Harbour Bookshop for many years. Likewise, Shepard grew to resent "that silly old bear" and felt that these illustrations overshadowed his other work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        When We Were Very Young, with Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and Now We are Six

      Methuen, 1924 First edition second printing (same year as the first printing) of When We Were Very Young, and first printings of the other three books in the series. Very good condition in original dust jackets. London, 1924. E.H. Shepard (illustrator). First Edition. Milne, A. A. THE POOH BOOKS: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE-THE-POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. Signed. London: Methuen 1924 London: Methuen & Co., 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928. Four octavo volumes complete. Original publisher's cloth [blue, green, red and pink respectively] in dustwrapper. Gilt titles & vignettes, rules to boards, top edges gilt. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Signed dinner menu

      - Folding menu card, single leaf folded to make four gilt-edged pages, approx. 4-1/4 X 6-1/2 in. Handwritten menu card from a formal dinner held in Breslau on October, 9, 1924, with a number of signatures in pencil including, the great composer RIchard Strauss, as well as the host Wolfgang Jaenicke, Regierungspresident from Breslau and his wife; Heinz Tietjen, head of the Breslau Theater; and several others. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      STOKES, VERNON. DOGS. A TOWN DOG IN THE COUNTRY by Vernon Stokes. (London: Chambers), no date, circa 1924. Folio (10 x 12"), pictorial boards, narrow 1/16th inch strip of darkening on corner of some pages else Fine in dust wrapper. The adventures in the country of a wonderful "city" bulldog named Blobbs is told in verse. Illustrated by Stokes with 10 fabulous full page chromolithographs and with more full page black and whites. This is an outstanding copy rarely found so intact with the dust wrapper.

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        The Ocean of Story, Being C.H. Tawney's Translation of Somadeva's Katha Sarit Sagara...with Introduction, Explanatory Notes and Terminal Essay by N.M. Penzer [SIGNED]

      London: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only by Chas. J. Sawyer, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Complete set of 10 volumes, one of 1500 sets printed. Unlike the general run, however, this set is signed by Norman Penzer on the limitated page of Volume I. Royal 8vo, uniformly bound in black cloth decorated in gilt on spine and boards, top edge gilt, textured endpapers. A very near fine set, with a few lightly bumped corners and mild dust soiling to the gilt on the top edges. All volumes internally clean and tight. An eleventh-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales called the Kath sarits gara. Tawney's translation, first published in 1880-84, was the first complete translation in English. Penzer's edition is greatly expanded with detailed notes and commentary.

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