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        [Roma].

       1924. Orig.-Farbradierung. 69 x 47,5 cm. (Bildausschn.). In ausgezeichnetem Zustand.vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24 - Vom Künstler eh. signiert u. num. 74/150. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Künstlergraphik, Italien

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        European Life in Peking in the Early 1920s - Family Photograph Album.

      1924.. Photograph album of 53 photographs (mostly silver gelatin) compiled as a gift. The photographs show scenes from the life of an American(?) family living in Peking in the 1920s as well as images taken of Chinese life. The many large and frequently beautifully composed images, show stylishly posed photographs of the family, pets and the Chinese servants with the house and courtyard in the background. There are also some quite poigniant photographs of Chinese children seen on their trips out. Two interior shots showing the manner in which the family lived with an attractive mix of Western furniture in Chinese decorated rooms. The man and his wife were clearly keen golfers 7 images showing members of Chinese golf clubs including the Paomachang Golf Club, Tientsin Golf Club and the Peking Golf and Country Club. The only two non-Chinese photographs in this album were taken at St Andrews on Scotland. The remaining often large 21 photographs in the album show scenes of the Western Hills, Peking and Chinese people including a "lower middle class funeral" and a close-up of a "country urchin" on the road 25 miles from Peking. Most photos are mounted one to a page and are captioned below in ink, one small snapshot loosely inserted. Some of the photos are printed on cream papers which were very fashionable at the time. Some occasional browning but largely very good. Inscribed to Mother and Isobel/With Love from/Ainslie/Christmas 1924. Oblong full leather album rubbed at extremities measures 26 x 34cm with string tie covers, lifting at corners. A very nice album indeed. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Les caves du Vatican. Sotie par l'auteur de Paludes.

      Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue française 1924 - 2 volumes brochés de format in-8, Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue française, 1914, 282 et 294 pp. + catalogue éditeur. Pliures, dos ridé, petites déchirures, notamment aux charnières, mouillure sur le bas de la couverture du tome 2, rousseurs régulières. Usure d'usage. Édition originale parue sans nom d'auteur, tirage limité à 550 exemplaires. "André Gide a contrôlé de bout en bout la publication des Caves du Vatican, qu'il considérait comme la grande oeuvre de sa maturité. ( ) Gide tient à les voir paraître dans une édition de luxe à grandes marges. La question du papier, plusieurs fois abordée dans sa correspondance, l'amène à trancher en faveur d'un vergé d'Arches dont l'élégante finesse est malheureusement sujette aux rousseurs" (Vignes, 62), ce qui est donc le cas pour cet exemplaire. Exemplaire n°411, bien complet du portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. Poids 600 g. Frais d'envoi 5,35 euros sur la France, 10 euros UE et Suisse, 12 euros pour le reste du monde (tarifs de base hors envois suivis). Possibilité de remise en mains propres sur Paris, n'hésitez pas à me contacter avant de passer commande. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Falkland Islands with Notes on the Natural History by Rupert Vallentin

      Oxford, Oxford University Press 1924 - Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1924. First Edition. Tall 8vo, 414pp, front piece plus 23 black-and-white plates containing 35 images, two maps plus 1 fold-out titled The Falkland Islands at the rear. Publisher's blue-cloth with bright gilt title lettering and publisher's colophon on spine, de-bossed boarder ruling on front and rear covers. This is a bright and unusually well preserved copy of a Very Scarce publication. This copy bearing the bookplate inside the front cover of the Stefansson collection, Dartmouth with no internal markings, no foxing, folds or tears and tight hinges - Near Fine Condition. Ñ Spence 169. The book is comprised of four sections covering History from 1592 through the various occupations by Spanish and British, with the question of sovereignty being gone into in great historical depth and not particularly pleasing to the British viewpoint. This is followed by sections on Industries (Whaling), Geophysical notes (includes flora), and Zoology by Rupert Vallentin, Appendix, Bibliography and Index. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Passage to India

      London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1924. Signed Limited Edition. Very Good. First edition. Signed limited edition. One of a numbered 200 copies, signed by the author. Very Good or better. Paper covered boards are lightly browned, lightly soiled. Light rubbing at extremities, short split in cloth at top of front joint. Pages are rather bright and fresh. A very well-kept copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Der Pyramidenrock.

      Erlenbach-Zürich, Eugen Rentsch, () 1924 - Gr.8°, Frontispiz-Porträt des Autors, nach einer Zeichnung von Amedeo Modigliani., Kart., Rücken gebrochen aber vollständig erhalten. Etwas stockfleckig, ein Blatt mit kleinen Einrissen. Blätter papierbedingt gebräunt. Mit Widmung des Verlegers: «Frau Dr. Steinbrüchel herzlichst überreicht vom Verleger, Erlenbach , 31. Januar 1927.» - Erste Ausgabe von Arps drittem Gedichtband nach «der vogel selbdritt» und «die wolkenpumpe», die beide 1920 erschienen. Die surrealen Gedichte entstanden seit 1915 in Zürich und sind der Dadabewegung zuzuordnen. Arp gründete 1916 zusammen mit Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcel Janco und Tristan Tzara das Cabaret Voltaire. Gedichte ?Opus Null", ?Schneethlehem", ?Der poussierte Gast", ?sekundenzeiger", ?Schnurrmilch", ?das bezungte Bett", ?arabische sanduhr", ?die notendurft", ?die schwalbenhode", ?Pupillennüsse", ?Der gebadete Urtext", ?Das Fibelmeer", ?Sankt Ziegenzack Sankt Fassanbass". ? W/G2 5; Raabe 8.4; Dada Zürich 67. 800 gr. Schlagworte: Erstausgaben deutscher LiteraturLiteratur - Dada, Surrealismus [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        A Passage to India

      Arnold 1924 - A first edition, first printing published Arnold in 1924. A near fine copy with some light wear to the edges a d little fading to the spine itself. A pencilled name, Maud Harvey, on the fep, is the wife of Lord Harvey. No further inscriptions. A little separation from the hinge of the half-title and the title page. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        "The Lute Players"

      New York.: The House of Art.. ( 1924).. Uncirculated color lithographic print. Image measures 6 3/8 x 10", inside tan border measuring 8 x 11 inches on sheet 10.5 x 14 inches. There is the very faintest toning along the right edge, but overall mint condition on untrimmed sheet. At lower right in the image is the copyright symbol, The House of Art, N.Y. At lower left of the sheet outside the tan border is the inscription D-600 Printed in U.S.A. An uncirculated print, never been framed with glowing color. .

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        Gebrauchsgraphik. Monatsschrift zur Förderung der Reklamekunst.

      Phönix, Berlin 1924 - 1. Jahrgang, Heft 3. Hohlwein & Scherk-Nummer. Heft zum 50. Geburtstag Ludwig Hohlweins. Br. 79 + ca 6 unpag. Reklameseiten. 19 ganzseitige unpaginierte Tafeln (Plakate) 17 Plakate von Hohlwein + 2 Plakate von Körner. 4° Heft etwas bestoßen, innen guter Zustand. Deutsch broschiert/Taschenbuch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Wenzel]
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        When We Were Very Young.

      Methuen 1924 - Hardcover in original blue with some light edgewear but otherwise in Very good condition. Second edition, pp x,100, b&w illustrations throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Deeside Books]
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        Meyers Lexikon

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1924-1935. - mit etwa 5000 Textabbildungen und über 1000 Tafeln, Karten und Textbeilagen mit dem absolut seltenen: Orts- und Verkehrslexikon der Deutschen Reiches von 1935 und dem Atlasband von 1933 F527 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 Gr.-8°, 23,5 - 25 cm, Halbleder, Rückenvergoldung, verstärkte Ecken, sehr guter Zustand, Einbände und Inhalt sehr sauber, siebente Auflage, 17 Bände 12+3 Ergänzungsbände, Atlas, Ortslexikon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen & Co,, 1924. Octavo. Original blue cloth, rule and stamped illustrations to front and back boards gilt, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With a later printing dust jacket. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Corners and ends of spine lightly bumped, toning to endpapers, in the later printing dust jacket with mild toning to spine, a touch of soiling to panels, closed tears and tiny nicks to top end of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, in the later printing dust jacket. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 4,500.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Si le grain ne meurt -

      Librairie Gallimard 1924 -, Paris - 3 tomes. In-12 Tome 1: 184 pp. Tome 2: 212 pp. Tome 3: 180 pp. Reliure plein maroquin noir. Dos à nerfs avec filets dorés et date au talon. Triple filet doré sur les plats. tête dorée. Couverture et dos bleus conservés. Reliure signée DEVAUCHELLE. Intérieur parfait. Très bon état. Première édition intégrale mise dans le commerce (après l'originale tirée à 12 exemplaires). TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Van Gelder, (seul grand papier). Ex-libris de Bibliothèque Georges Degryse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FAIRY TALES OF HANS ANDERSEN

      New York: George H. Doran Company, (1924). First American Edition. 4to. Bound in original cloth, black, silver and orange. Twelve color plates by Nielsen. Silver on spine rubbed, else a fine copy of an exquisitely produced book. Hardcover.

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        The Prophet

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First Edition, Third Printing, August 1924. Hardcover. Good +. First Edition, Third Printing, August 1924. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 5/8". 107pp. Black cloth over boards with upper board stamped and lettered in gilt. Gilt almost completely faded to spine. Moderate edgewear to binding with corners bumped and rubbed to boards and mild fraying to head and tail of spine. Mild dust soiling to cloth and moderate scattered but thorough rubbing to cloth. Sunning to spine. Slight warping to boards. Gray topstain. Light toning to endpapers. First in-text plate, facing page 10, starting to come loose with bottom 1 1/2" separating. Rear hinge becoming just a touch tender at bottom edge. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Last leaf of blank pages unopened. A worn but firm and attractive third printing of Kahlil Gibran's most beloved collection of prose poems, with frontispiece and eleven plates reproduced from Gibran's own original drawings.

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        THE CHATER COLLECTION: Pictures Relating to China, Hong KongMacao, 1655-1860, wi

      London [1924], Thornton. Green cloth, rebacked, preserving. the old spine, 528p., 18 color, 246 b. w. plates, index, top. gilt, 2 b.w.maps, 2 fold out maps, 1 b.w. photo,25 x 32 cm.,. bibliography.FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION 750 COPIES OUT SEQ. THE FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 750 COPIES MAJOR REFERENCE ON CHINA, MACAO, HONG KONG, CANTON, CANTON RIVER, TREATY PORTS, EARLY FORIEGN TRADE &c... An invaluable reference collection usefully classified by subjects: maps, maps of China, foreign trade in China and early British diplomatic relations, China Wars, Canton River, Canton, Macao, Hong Kong, Treaty Ports of China, shipping, North country, miscellaneous. Based on landscape scenes of the South China Treaty ports in the 18th and 19th centuries and on early British activities in China. * ILLUSTRATIONS: Contains 18 color full page plates, most of which have tissue guards; 255 b.w. photos, 3 color folding maps. * STANDARD REFERENCE ON THE SUBJECT: This book is commonly cited by libraries, scholars, museums, dealers, art galleries, writers, researchers, students and collectors who recognize its value and authority. It is the single most reliable and copious reference on these subjects. *** THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION: . Issued in a LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 750 COPIES ONLY. This work was issued in a First and only single Limited Numbered Edition of 750 numbered copies, each of which were hand numbered in pen. The publisher printed a few "over-runs" or extra copies to insure at least 750 pristine & flawless copies. There few extra and flawless copies were then bound up in the identical green cloth, without hand numbering, they are called "out of sequence." They were distributed to the author & publisher for presentation to personal friends. They retain the same value as the other copies. There was a very small number of the "over-runs" issued for this purpose that occasionally reached the market. Because the book was published in a very small edition it has always been difficult to find. * COPIOUS BIBLIOGRAPHY: With a 13p. bibliography of the more important source books and a useful and comprehensive index. Descriptions of the prints and pictures often include quotations from contemporary sources and travelers' narratives. The best and most reliable reference source for this period, profusely illustrated with excellent color painting examples. By and large, a very useful and excellent monograph on the subject. Lavishly illustrated, the cornerstone of any reference library. The most stunning and exhaustive single English language resource on the subject ever compiled. * SIZE: The book is a small folio, 125.5 x 32 cm. and about 4 cm. thick. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Der Widiwondelwald. Ein Bilderbuch aus bunten Dreiecken.

      Berlin, Dietz 1924. gr.-8°, 14 unpag. Bll. mit 12 ganzseitigen farbigen Illustrationen von Hilde Krüger, Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenband. Erste Ausgabe dieses aussergewöhnlichen, konstruktivistischen Kinderbuches.- Schug 607; Stuck-Villa II, 241; Doderer 798.- Die letzten vier Blatt mit kleinem Fleck am unteren Rand, Block mittig etwas angebrochen, Einband und Rücken etwas (stock-)fleckig. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Kinderbücher

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun]
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        Die gesammelten Werke 15 Bände in 16. Band 1: Politische Schriften bis 1854; Band 2: Politische Schriften 1. Januar 1855 bis 1. März 1859; Band 3: März 1859 bis September 1862; Band 4: 1862 - 1864; Band 5: 1864 - 1866; Band 6: Politische Schriften Juni 1866 bis Juli 1867; (Politische Schriften. Bearbeitet von Herman von Petersdorff, Archivrat im Geheimen Staatsarchiv Berlin). Band 7: Gespräche 1. Bis zur Aufrichtung des Deutschen Reiches; Band 8: Gespräche 2. Bis zur Entlassung Bismarcks; Band 9: Gespräche 3. Von der Entlassung bis zum Tode Bismarcks; Gespräche. Herausgegeben und bearbeitetvon Willy Andreas, Prof. der neueren Geschichte an der Universität Heidelberg). Band 10: Reden 1847 - 1869; Band 11: Reden 1869 - 1878; Band 12: Reden 18

      Berlin: Otto Stollberg & Co Verlag für Politk und Wirtschaft, 1924 bis 1933. - Jeder Band durch Register erschlossen. Alle Bände, außer Bd. 14/2, handschriftlich mit der Nr. 335 versehen. * * * Einbände nur gering berieben, gelegentlich leicht sperrend, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Ohne die Bände 6a bis 6c Politische Schriften 1867 bis 1890 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 17500 29 x 22 cm, Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Lederecken, Kopffarbschnitt. 1. Auflage. Nr. 335 der handschriftlich numerierten Auflage.

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        Storia della Civilt? Latina dalle origini al sec. V a. C.

      Roma, Pontificia Accad. Romana di Archeologia, 1924/1934, cinque vol. in folio, brossura originale, pp. 238 122 45 con tav. I/IV tav. V/C CI/CLXXXIX. Il seguito del vol. II ed il vol. III? non sono mai usciti. Opera edita in soli 300 es. pochissimi quelli conservati ed ancor meno quelli, come la presente serie, ben completi di tutto il pubblicato. Copia appartenuta al Prof. R. Scarani e, prima, al Prof. G. Monaco.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        Bal Banal. Vendredi, 14 Mars 1924, à la Salle Bullier . .

      [Union des Artistes Russes],, Paris, 1924 - Paris, [Union des Artistes Russes], 1924. Eintrittskarte und Programmzettel [Lithographische Einblattdrucke à 64 x 25 cm u. 30 x 16 cm]. Das unbenutzte Ticket mit beiden abtrennbaren Teilen und aufgestempelter Nummer sowie zwei Stempeln der "Union des Artistes Russes". - Der "Bal Banal" wurde am 14. März 1924 als Wohltätigkeitsball von der Vereinigung der russischen Künstler in Paris ausgerichtet. Unter den Beteiligten waren die bedeutensten Künstler der Zeit. Die Illustration der Eintrittskarte von Natalia Gontcharova, (1881 - 1962), wird auf dem Programm einfarbig wiederholt (auf dem Billett zweifarbig) und zeigt zwei Frauen in folkloristischen Kostümen. - Wohlerhalten. Sehr selten. Abgebildet in: Angelica Zander-Rudenstine - S. Frederick Starr, Russische Avantgarde Kunst: die Sammlung George Costakis. S.109. Deutsch Eintrittskarte und Programmzettel [Lithographische Einblattdrucke à 64 x 25 cm u. 30 x 16 cm].

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        La Mecque a la veille de l'Hégire.

      Beirut, Imprimerie Catholique, 1924. - 4to. (3), 100-437, (3) pp. With a folding table. Original printed wrappers. Extract from the "Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph" in Beirut, tome IX, fasc. 4. - The French monk Henri Lammens (1862-1937) spent most of his life in Lebanon. He lectured in Islamic history at the Jesuit University of Beirut and was editor of the journal "al-Machreq". - From the library of the U.S. archaeologist and diplomat Easton T. Kelsey, signed and dated "Beirut, Syria, July 1936" on the flyleaf. Cf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1408. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Boris Grigoriev. Faces of Russia. The Moscow Art Theatre - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO IRVING THALBERG

      London: n.p., 1924. Irving Thalberg's personal copy of this splendid Limited production, Grigoriev's artwork beautifully presented in the form of 30 color and black and white plates tipped to embossed mat pages, separated by vellum leaves. The title page is inscribed and signed by the publisher, "To Irving Thalberg with kindest regards and best wishes, Morris Gest". Original half vellum over paper-covered boards, the upper side illustrated and titled in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. With minor soiling and handling to cover, light toning on backing paper pages, else fine condition. From the estate of Norma Shearer, whom Thalberg married in 1927. 100 pp. 11 x 14 .5 in. A remarkable association copy, inscribed to the legendary Hollywood production executive Irving Thalberg who took hold of Universal City at age 20, and supervised such films as Ben Hur and Mutiny on the Bounty among many others. He died of pneumonia at age 37.Morris Gest, born 1881 in Vilna, Lithuania as Moses Gershonovitch, died May 16, 1942 at the age of 61. He produced "The Miracle" in 1924 and "Lady Precious Stream" in 1936, introduced an original Russian ballet to America (Baliev's 'Chauve-Souris') and brought Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre in repertory to America in 1923.

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        Renoir.

      - Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, 1924, Kl.-4°, 119 S., 3 Bl. mit 1 Original-Kaltnadelradierung Portrait der Berthe Morisot) und 40 (davon 3 farbige) Tafeln von Auguste Renoir, farbig illustrierter Original-Broschureinband mit Pergaminumschlag (Einband etwas gebräunt und am unteren Kapital mit säurefreiem, durchsichtigem Klebeband verstärkt, Rücken mit leichten Knickspuren) Nicht nummeriertes Exemplar einer Auflage von 125 Exemplaren [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        In the Nicobar Islands: The Record of a Lengthy Sojourn in Islands of Sunshine & Palms Amongst a People Primitive in Their Habits & Belifes & Simple in Their Manner of Living, with a Description of Their Customs & Religious.

      White Lotus, London 1924 - In the Nicobar Islands: The Record of a Lengthy Sojourn in Islands of Sunshine & Palms Amongst a People Primitive in Their Habits & Belifes & Simple in Their Manner of Living, with a Description of Their Customs & Religious. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke. Erste Reihe in drei Bänden. 1. Band.: Die Gedichte / Lyrische Dramen, 2. Band.: Erzählungen / Gespräche und Briefe, 3. Band.: Reden und Aufsätze.

      Berlin. S. Fischer Verlag, 1924. 1.-3. Tausend, 3, Ausstattung von Emil Preetorius, 8°. 20,8 x 13,0 cm. 350/284/203 Seiten, mit schwarzen Lederrückenschildern und vergoldeter Lineatur, Hardcover in Pergament, (signiert vom Autor) Gesammelte Werke, In sehr gutem Zustand. Einbände minimal angestaubt, mit Kopfgoldschnitt, in Band 3 mit der Signatur des Verfassers im Kolophon, nicht numeriert. Die erste bis dritte Auflage der ersten Reihe wude im Herbst 1923 bei Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig gedruckt. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Literatur und Unterhaltung, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur in Werkausgaben, Erstausgaben, Pressendrucke, Signierte Bücher, Verlagsreihen

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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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        BEN HECHT'S CHICAGO LITERARY TIMES MODERN SARDONIC JOURNAL

      Chicago, 1924. Six issues. Illustrations. First four folio tabloid, numbers 6 & 7 large quarto tabloid. Printed self wrappers. Folio issues with horizontal fold, as issued. II:1 has tiny split at fold fore-edge to later leaves, but a somewhat longer and a bit ragged tear at fold fore-edge of the first leaf; otherwise the lot is in near fine condition, and is highly unusual thus. Edited by Ben Hecht and associate editor Maxwell Bodenheim, with both editors being the primary contributors of the text. Published semi-monthly beginning 1 March 1923, and concluding with the last number present here, CHICAGO LITERARY TIMES (as the issues in the first volume were titled) was in many ways Hecht's response to his dismissal by the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS and the rise of Chicago's prudishness in the face of the advance of modern letters. Hoffman, et al, are worth quoting at length: "...famous for its broad ironies and its parodies of the literary life of Chicago and New York. It is primarily a literary 'stunt,' immensely amusing, and has to be accepted as such. It is arranged in newspaper format, its shrieking headlines announcing 'events' improbable and ludicrous. Ben Hecht's 1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO appears in each issue, as does Bodenheim's 'authorized' but incredible autobiography. Ring Lardner and Samuel Putnam also contribute. The magazine is a thoroughly enjoyable bit of 'history' of Chicago's Bohemianism and how it grew." HOFFMAN, et al, p.268.

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        MANUSCRIPT BOOK Worcestershire Constabulary Probationary Police Officer H106. Albert Henry Williams. His Personal book of Handwritten Guidance Notes of Rules, Regulations and Laws to becoming an Officer in the 1920s BRITISH POLICE FORCE

      Worcestershire 1924 - This is a fascinating Manuscript book containing 128 handwritten pages by a Albert Henry Williams who was appointed as a Probationary Police Officer in the Worcestershire Constabulary on 23rd February 1924. The book contains a wealth of notes and information and facts he made on all aspects of the law and Criminal investigation that he had to learn to become a full Officer in the British Police Force in the 1920s. Some of them eye-openers seen in today's eyes. Subjects covered include Drinking and Drunkenness while on Duty, the wearing of the Police uniform while off duty, The Birching of Children, Betting and Gambling, Rules for making Arrests, the taking of Notes, the Bailing of prisoners by Police, Dealing with underage offenders, dealing with Coroners, Warrants, dealing with Deaths and Dying Deathbed Declarations, Finger Prints, Footmarks, Dealing with the Outbreak of a Fire, Lost Property, Handcuffs, The Collecting of Fines by Police Officers, dealing with Criminals with previous Convictions, the identification of a Prisoner from a Line-up and the rules for choosing people who appear in a line-up, Summonses, The Use of a Truncheon, Search Warrants, The rules for the execution of a warrant on Sundays, Police Bicycles, Common Assault and Aggravated Assaults, Cruelty to Animals, The Bread Act, Game Laws, Poaching, Gun Licences, The Highway Act, the Law and intoxicating Liquors, Larceny, Locomotives of Highways, Lunatics Wandering at large, Peddlers, old metal dealers, the Vagrant act, the Motor Car Act, and the Rule that a Motor Car must not Exceed 20 Miles per Hour on the roads (imagine that today) and much more, covers a little worn else in good condition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rhymes of the Ranges (Scarce Cowboy Poetry item in custom clamshell box)

      

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        ARABIAN NIGHTS. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (1924). First edition. With 12 beautiful mounted colour plates by Edward J. Detmold with the original tissue guards with captions. Large 4to, publisher’s original white buckram decorated with elaborate all-over gilt pictorial designs and lettering on the upper cover and the spine, in the rare publisher's box printed on the upper cover in gray/green and with a pastedown Detmold colourplate. [viii, 240. An extremely fine copy, as near as pristine as could be hoped for, clearly this book has only rarely been outside its original box, the plates fresh and perfect, the gilt on the binding and the white cloth essentially as new, the prelim leaves only with just faint traces of the foxing which commonly plagues this title. The rare box is very attractive, the lid skillfully, unobtusively and sympathetically reinforced with binders cloth, as are the corners of the box. A STUNNING COPY, WE CAN'T REALLY IMAGINE ONE BETTER, THE BOOK VERY SCARCE AND IN THIS CONDITION EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. Detmold's illustrations are rich with color and reflect well the oriental splendor of the tales. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS is one of Detmold's most elusive titles and is one of the finest examples of the artist’s abilities. His 12 colour plates to such well loved stories as ‘Sindbad, ‘Ali Baba’ and ‘Aladddin’ rank among the best of illustrations from a period often considered the golden age of illustrated literature. Despite the effort taken on the part of the publisher to produce these beautiful books they have always been prone to foxing, and the use of white cloth has always been risky. Thus, copies are typically found with considerable mellowing and soiling. This copy we dare say has spent very little time outside of the box which has protected it so well for nearly a century and is truly an exception to the general rule.

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        [Photo Album]: U.S. Marine Corps Football Team, San Diego, California

      San Diego. 1924-25. Oblong octavo. Brown leather over paper boards bound with metal brads, with the word "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover, measuring 7" x 11". A collection of 125 sepia toned photographs affixed to stiff blank black leaves. Various sizes ranging from 3.5" x 5.5" to 6" x 9.5", many with captions. A handful of photos are missing from pages, some wear and chipping to the black page mounts. The final four or five photos are a bit soiled, but overall the images are clear and sharp. Very good with some rubbing, and modest chips and tears. Included are 76 football photos, 16 military scenes, and 29 real photo postcards. Two photos of the owner of the album are affixed to the inside of the front cover, unidentified, except as a member of the 1925 team. One photo of the Marine mascot for the Devil Dogs carries the name of the Tierney Photo studio. There is a photo of the 1924 line and backfield members of the team, players identified in ink by their last names, a small photo of the 1924 team, annotated along the bottom of the photo with a typed list of player's names, and a large photo of the entire 1925 team posed in front of the goal posts. A photo of two teams in action on the field of play has been annotated in ink, "Marines vs Naval Training Station, score 61-0." Several other action photos of games are included, the Marines playing the Naval Hospital, the USS California, USS Melville, Riverside American Legion, etc. The military photos show drills and marching troops at the Marine Corps base in San Diego. Photo postcards include four images of the USS Shenandoah dirigible, three of the Panama Canal, and one each of the USS Tennessee, USS Idaho, USS California, and the USS Oklahoma. There is also a photographic rendering of the Marine Base in San Diego, "as it will be when complete." Lieutenant Elmer Hall, pictured in the 1924 team photo, played for the team between 1917 and 1925, and coached them from 1919-1940, including their first undefeated season in 1939. He helped define the football program at the base and Hall Field was named for him in 1956. A wonderful and detailed album of this military football team in California. .

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        Nashua Gummed Paper Corporation Photos in Album, 1924

      Nashua, New Hampshire. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1924. String Bound. Album of 24 vintage gelatin silver prints, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Each is tipped to the page on the left margin and most have ink caption on their versos with the name of each worker pictured, what his job was, and the date. Black leatherette album with string tie has a slightly bowed soft front cover, with "Photographs" blind-embossed. Rubbed and bumped corners. An interesting industrial view of a specialized printing operation. Shown is the owner, the art department, the various printing presses in operation, the binding and cutting area, and the gluing department, with the final photograph showing two stevedores shoveling coal to keep the furnaces stoked. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 24 pp .

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        Ostasiatische Rundschau, Zeitschrift für die gesamten Interessen, Politik,Wirtschaft und Kultur, Ost- und Südostasiens. 1924 bis 1930, 7 Jahrgänge Herausgegeben vom Verband für den Fernen Osten E.V.in Berlin, Ostasiatischen Verein Hamburg-Bremen E.V. in Hamburg und dem China-Institut in Frankfurt am Main

      Wirtschaftsdienst, G.m.b.H. Hamburg 36, 1924 bis 1930. - 179, 240, 246,348,684, 784 und 784 Seiten Die Zeitschriften wurden fachgerecht eingebunden und zwar in 7 Büchern. 1924 und 1925 in einem Buch, 1928 in zwei Büchern und die anderen in jeweils einem Buch. Diese ohnehin selten auftauchenden Hefte sind von 1924 bis 1930 komplett zusammenhängend, was diese Bände besonders interessant macht. Sehr viele wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Beiträge zu China und dem ostasiatischen Raum. Die Einbände teilweise ein wenig gebrauchsspurig, ansonsten innen durchgehend in einem guten Zustand mit nur geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren. F3/53 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taxation: The People's Business.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind-embossed front board lettering. 227pp. Near fine. A tight and handsome first edition of the only book by the famed, influential financier whose fortunes were made in metals and banking; in 1902 he became president of Pittsburgh's Mellon National Bank; in public life, he served as secretary of the treasury (1921-32) under Harding, Coolidge and Hoover and as ambassador to Great Britain. On the front flyleaf, he boldly inscribes and signs this copy in black ink in the month of publication: "To / W.N. Thompson / with my thanks for his aid, / A.W. Mellon / April 1924." In the preface, Mellon "express[es] my indebtedness to Mr. S. Parker Gilbert, former Under Secretary of the Treasury" -- Thompson served as Gilbert's assistant, so apparently was somehow involved in the compilation of this book, which consists of various writings of Mellon which "appeared from time to time in letters to Committees of Congress and to various organizations and individuals." A choice association copy of a noteworthy text on taxation. Very scarce.

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        COMMERCE, CAHIERS TRIMESTRIELS, publiè par les soins de PAUL VALERY, LEON PAUL FARGUE, VALERY LARBAUD - diretto ed animato da MARGUERITE CAETANI - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO IN 29 FASCICOLI - dal N. 1 del 1924 al N. 29 DEL 1932., Paris, Commerce, 1924

      19,5 x 24, brossure di vari colori, ogni fascicolo di circa 150 - 180 pagine.La direttrice ebbe un ruolo assaii importante e fu un vero e proprio "agitatore culturale" nel panorama letterario europeo. Nel primo dopoguerra diresse anche la famosa rivista BOTTEGHE OSCURE (1948 - 1960) coinvolgendovi numerosi letterati italiani. Per presentare adeguatamente questa collezione inquadrandola nel suo magico "tempo" vi proponiamo la dichiarazione di GIUSEPPE UNGARETTI del 1958 , riassumendo il ruolo che ebbe modo di svolgere "COMMERCE" negli anni venti, aggiunse... "per altre iniziative gli scrittori dsi oggi hanno doveri di forte gratitudine verso MARGUERITE CAETANI, ma per COMMERCE i pochi superstiti della vecchia generazione , anche a nome dei loro numerosi scomparsi, le dicono che il loro debito verso di LEI"non ha misura"....... Elenchiamo alcuni dei collaboratori e deglli scrittori che diedero lustro e fama a "COMMERCE" tratti da index degli anni 1924 - 1928 : Andrè Breton, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Emilio Cecchi,Paul Claudel, T.S. ELIOT, Leon Paul Fargie, Roger Frey, ANDRE' GIDE, JEAN GIONO, Renè Guillere, Thomas Hardy, Francis Jammes, Pierre Jean Jouve, IAMES YOYCE, Rudolf Kassner, Soren Kiekkgaard, Valery Laebaud, GIACOMO LEOPARDI (Suoi scritti), Andrè Malraux, Henry Michaux, , Auguste Morel, Josè Ortega y Gasset, Edgard Poe (scritti), Jean Prevost, Rainer Maria Rilke, PAUL VALERY (tanti suoi scrttii), Virginia Woolf, eccetera eccetera - La collezione dei 29 numeri - non facile a trovarsi completa - viene offerta a

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        Master Richard Quyny

      Oxford University Press 1924 - First Edition. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. The head closed page edge is dust marked, the fore and tail edges are untrimmed and tanned. Good condition book. Library stamp to the front board. Minor Shelf-wear. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dictionary of English Furniture

      

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        Salem Vessels and Their Voyages

      Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1924. Essex Institute Historical Collections Volumes LVII and LVIII. Volume I, A history of the Pepper Trade with the Island of Sumatra. Volume II, A history of the 'George', 'Glide', 'Taria Topan' and 'St. Paul', in trade with Calcutta, east Coast of Africa, Madagascar and the Philippine Islands. Volume III, a history of the 'Astrea', 'Mindoro', 'Sooloo', 'Panay', 'Dragon', 'Highlander', 'Shirley', and 'Formosa' with some account of their Masters and other Reminiscences of Salem Shipmasters. Volume IV a history of the European, African, Australian and South Pacific Islands Trade as carried on by Salem Merchants, particularly the firm of N.L. Rogers & Brothers; (Ref. # ACC-S13).. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 6-1/2" x 10" Tall. Voyages.

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        THE CHINA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ARTS

      Shanghai 1924. Stiff wrs., vol.2, #1-6 complete year, 6 iss-. ues, profusely illustrated with b.w. photos, maps, fold-. outs, charts, statistics, complete as issued, some color. tipped in plates, 590p., very good, index.. A MAJOR JOURNAL WITH PROFUSE ILLUSTRATIONS This journal was an exceptionally ambitious work. It covers throughly both art and science as well as natural history. Articles are on most every subject imaginable and were auth- ored by a large number of authorities and expers, old China hands, great Sinologists & scholars of the time. It covers in much detail gardens, plants, flowers, ceramics, jade, fish, bugs, beasts, whales, hunting game, travel commentar- ies, theater, exploration, cultural matters, folklore, all forms of art & archaeology, lacquer, jade, bronzes, biology, medicine, zoology, herpetology, philosophy, history, drama, theatre, literature, numismatics, obituaries, news, intelli- gence, Burma, French-Indo China, the Emperor, as well a host of fascinating subjects, far too many to list individu- ally here. * About half of the work always contains superb articles on natural history or science. It was widely contributed to and by British and other foreign intellectuals in the community. A profusion of articles by the makers and shakers of the times: Ayscough, Hall, Sowerby, Bretschneider, Brewitt- Taylor, including a substantial number of Chinese authors as well. * It is a true reflection of the excitement of its authors, and the active and energetic times of the foreign residents in China. Many of the articles are the first appearance of these essays, later a good numbere were expanded into books. * The copious indices make this a valuable reference tool researchers and collectors alike. Complete years or long runs of this journal are always R A R E. Sets beginning from vol. vol. 1, #1 are indeed the RAREST of all. * The ex-library copies are exceptionally clean, with the usual and minimal marks, some blind stamps, * This title was published by North-China Daily News & Herald, in single LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 1500 COPIES confirming its scarcity. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        L'homme de chair et l'homme reflet

      Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse.binding à la bradel en plein papier gris à décor géométrique de lignes ondulées noires, spine lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures conservées, élégante binding signée de Goy & Vilaine.Envoi autographe signé de Max Jacob : "A André Warnod bon souvenir d'un vieil ami très fidèle."Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement les tranches de certains feuillets.Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1924 12x18cm relié

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        Substantive Typed Letter Signed, on printed personalized stationery, 4to, May 26, 1930

      Referring to both "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris," Gershwin writes to Leslie Rogers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in part, "I will try to locate the extra symphonic parts you ask for in connection with the 'Rhapsody in Blue'... As they are the only ones I have please send them back to me after you have finished using them. I believe Harms is arranging with Mr. Fiedler for a suitable fee for 'An American in Paris'...." Overall sunning and traces of mounting on reverse. The "H" in the name Harms had been corrected by the typist in such a way as to show the erased area where the new typed letter was added. Gershwin signed boldly, "George Gershwin." A substantive though brief letter. Gershwin composed "Rhapsody in Blue," in 1924, and it premiered on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, conducted by Paul Whiteman, who commissioned the music, with Gershwin playing the piano. Gershwin refers to his music publisher, John Harms and his publishing company. "Rhapsody in Blue" proved to be a difficult piece to play for the piano player who was not Gershwin himself. Between its debut in 1924 and 1940, that is after Gershwin's early death, Harms brought out variations of the much loved "Rhapsody." In 1940, Warner Bros. Music ,which succeeded Harms' music company, published a version of the complex music for single piano that is considered both simpler and easier to play. Gershwin wrote "An American in Paris" in 1928, and it debuted in Carnegie Hall on December 13, 1928. The reference to Mr. Fiedler is most likely to Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979) best known as the long time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra beginning in 1930 until his death. Fiedler and the Boston Pops recorded "An American in Paris" in 1935. In the year of our letter, Fiedler began his long career with the Boston Pops.

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        Reallexikon der Vorgeschichte. Band 1-15 in 16 Bänden (vollständig). [16 Bd.].

      de Gruyter Berlin, - ca 6700 S. Mit zahlr. Abb. und Tafeln + Faltkarten. Erscheinungsjahre: 1924 - 1932. Band 5 vorderes Gelenk leicht schadhaft. Bd. 9 eine Seite mit Papierverlust am Rand. Einige Bd. mit geringen Bleistiftanmerkungen im Text. Bleistiftanmerkungen. Band 1: Aal - Beschneidung. 2. Beschwörung - Dynastie. 3. Ebenalphöhle - Franken. 4/1. Frankreich - Geza. 4/2: Ghirla - Gynokratie. 5. Haag - Hyksos. 6. Iberer - Kleidung.Band 7: Kleinasien - Malta. 8.Maltaja - Noppenring. 9. Norddeutschland - Oxusschatz. 10. Pacht - Pyrenäenhalbinsel. 11. Quadesch - Seddin. 12. Seedorfer Typus - Südliches Afrika. 13. Südostbaltikum - Tyrus. 14. Uckermarck - Zyrische Schleifennadel. 15. Register. [16 Bd.]. Guter Zustand Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forellenweiher.

      - Radierung in Schwarzbraun, signiert sowie mit dem Namenszug und Titel in der Platte, auf kräftigem chamoisfarbenem Bütten. 28:23 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit sehr breitem Rand. Literatur: O.J. Bierbaum, Stuck. Bielefeld/Leipzig, 1924, S. 27, Abb. S. 29; Ausst. Katalog: Franz von Stuck. München, Villa Stuck, 1968, Abb. 32; J.-A. Birnie-Danzker, Die Sammlung des Museums Villa Stuck. München 1997, S. 144, Kat. 44 mit Abb. Das Motiv hat Stuck bereits 1890 als Gemälde umgesetzt.

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        Ulysses

      Shakespeare & Co., Paris 1924 - 5th printing. Originally published in 1922, the type was re-set for this edition. The cheap paper is browned and fragile as usual, but in remarkably good condition. A rare book in a beautiful, unique binding. Square 8vo, full brown crushed morocco, raised bands, gilt lines & lettering, inlaid with tan & green leather including a circle device & thistles, by G. Chevallier. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1924. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa

      The Medici Society Limited, London 1924 - Limited edition of 550 copies, this copy numbered 249. Signed by author. With 113 plates. Large foldout photo in pocket on end pastedown. Fading to areas of covers. Black mark on spine. Marks on front pastedown. Text moderately foxied but plates mainly clean. Heavy book, extra postage for destinations other than UK. Size: 385mm Tall, Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Saint Joan.

      London: Constable and Company, Ltd.,, 1924. A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Photogravure of the author mounted on rear pastedown. Extremities lightly bumped, cloth a little faded, creased along the spine, small spot to front board, endleaves a touch tanned. A very good copy in rather ragged dust jacket with loss of front flap and portion of spine and front panel, sometime backed with lined paper. First edition, first impression, humorously inscribed twice by the author: on the half-title Shaw carries on from the printed text "Saint Joan" with "… didn't know how to read. Joan Noël Anderson did; but her spelling was Something Awful. G. Bernard Shaw, May Day 1925"; on p. v he has underlined the words "Chevalier D'Eon" and remarks that "This shows that the book is a first edition. The later ones have another name in place of the Chevalier D'Eon. Remember this when you are old enough and wise enough to sell it and buy a nice new one. G.M.S. [sic]". A gift inscription on the front free endpaper indicates that the recipient was originally given the book the previous year by one "P. R. B."; this is followed by a vivid quotation in a distinct hand, asking "If another Christ were to descend to us to-day, should we recognise Him? Should we not be the ones to cast the first stone, to known the first nail, to light the first faggot - in the name of Christ, religion, virtue and Patriotism?" A richly associative copy with two superb inscriptions by Shaw.

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        THE CHINA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ARTS.

      Shanghai 1924, N. China Herald. Maroon cloth, vol.2, #'s 1-6. complete year 6 issues, profusely illustrated with b. w.. photos, maps, fold outs, charts, statistics, index,very good. some color tipped in plates, 590p., clean ex-library copy.. A MAJOR JOURNAL WITH PROFUSE ILLUSTRATIONS This journal was an exceptionally ambitious work. It covers throughly both art and science as well as natural history. Articles are on most every subject imaginable and were auth- ored by a large number of authorities and expers, old China hands, great Sinologists & scholars of the time. It covers in much detail gardens, plants, flowers, ceramics, jade, fish, bugs, beasts, whales, hunting game, travel commentar- ies, theater, exploration, cultural matters, folklore, all forms of art & archaeology, lacquer, jade, bronzes, biology, medicine, zoology, herpetology, philosophy, history, drama, theatre, literature, numismatics, obituaries, news, intelli- gence, Burma, French-Indo China, the Emperor, as well a host of fascinating subjects, far too many to list individu- ally here. * About half of the work always contains superb articles on natural history or science. It was widely contributed to and by British and other foreign intellectuals in the community. A profusion of articles by the makers and shakers of the times: Ayscough, Hall, Sowerby, Bretschneider, Brewitt- Taylor, including a substantial number of Chinese authors as well. * It is a true reflection of the excitement of its authors, and the active and energetic times of the foreign residents in China. Many of the articles are the first appearance of these essays, later a good numbere were expanded into books. * The copious indices make this a valuable reference tool researchers and collectors alike. Complete years or long runs of this journal are always R A R E. Sets beginning from vol. vol. 1, #1 are indeed the RAREST of all. * The ex-library copies are exceptionally clean, with the usual and minimal marks, some blind stamps, * This title was published by North-China Daily News & Herald, in single LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 1500 COPIES confirming its scarcity. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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