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        Motor Bodywork - The Design And Construction Of Private, Commercial And Passenger Types

      W R Howell 1924 - Cloth, dj, VG/G+. xxiv+492pp, 50 ( mostly folding ) working plans, 82 b/w plates showing 245 images, index, cloth a little bumped & rubbed at the edges, the occasional plan mis-folded which has resulted in an extra crease to the plan, endpapers & fore edges foxed, dustjacket marked (grease?) to the rear panel & a littel chipped at the head of the spine, but overall an attractive copy of an uncommon work. A comprehensive work which covers the design & manufacture of all manner of bodies for motor vehicles. From 2 seater open sports cars to prison vans. Superbly illustrated. 2350 grams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eastleach Books]
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        TE DEUM LAUDAMUS

      Offenbach a Main: Ernst Engel, 1924. One of 100 copies in full vellum with a hand-painted person with scarf on the upper board (perhaps an angel with bobbed hair -- very 1920's). A beautifully printed "Te Deum", in black and red, and with blue and red initials. The bookplate of the "Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company" is on the pastedown with shelf location for the book, and a small slip with 72/100 and the shelf no. glued to the top of the pastedown with the shelf number visible as a tab at the top of the textblock. Two blank leaves at the rear are creased.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        L'AN PROCHAIN A JERUSALEM. [NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM]

      Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1924. FIRST EDITION. No. 9 OF 50 COPIES of the deluxe edition on Chine, from a total edition of 1,700 copies (and 62 hors commerce copies). This is a beautifully bound, deluxe presentation copy of a work the "Encyclopedia Judaica" calls "an enthusiastic survey of Zionism's spiritual and messianic roots." The title here is a phrase from the liturgies of Passover and Yom Kippur familiar to all members of the Jewish faith, a prayer/wish to celebrate the holy day "next year in Jerusalem," returning to the Promised Land. Here, however, the brothers Tharaud disparage "those Western Jews who were happy to dispatch their [Eastern European] brethren to a Promised Land with which they themselves felt only nominal links." (Ency. Judaica) The French novelists and essayists Jérôme (1874-1953) and Jean (1877-1952) Tharaud wrote both fiction and non-fiction on Jewish themes, seeking to inform Gentile readers about Judaism, Jewish traditions, and life in Eastern European ghettoes. Their view of Zionism changed in the decade after this work was published, and they eventually embraced the idea of enforced separation of Jewish and gentile societies. Our skilled and imaginative binder Kauffmann established premises in Paris in 1875. François Horclois, son of binder Jules Horclois, married Kauffmann's daughter, joined the firm, and succeeded his father-in-law after Kauffmann's death in 1929. François continued to operate the bindery until 1961, when he died at age 82. The example of his work pictured by Duncan & De Bartha (p. 96) displays the distinctive marbling and modelling techniques used here to such pleasing effect.. 198 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). 4 p.l., 305 pp., [1] leaf. FIRST EDITION. No. 9 OF 50 COPIES of the deluxe edition on Chine, from a total edition of 1,700 copies (and 62 hors commerce copies). HANDSOME MOTTLED CALF, GILT AND INLAID, BY KAUFFMANN-HORCLOIS (stamp-signed on verso of front flyleaf), upper cover with modelled and inlaid Grolieresque strapwork, some of the compartments formed by the straps tooled with blind rules, others with stippled gilt, smooth spine with vertical gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple gilt rules, patterned silk endleaves, marbled flyleaves, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original wrappers bound in. HALF TITLE WITH AUTHORS' PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION (the ink bleeding through slightly onto title page). Mahé III, 506; Encyclopedia Judaica XV, 1048. Front board just slightly bowed, silk endleaves fraying slightly and beginning to lift at edges, otherwise a fine copy, clean and bright inside and out.This is a beautifully bound, deluxe presentation copy of a work the "Encyclopedia Judaica" calls "an enthusiastic survey of Zionism's spiritual and messianic roots." The title here is a phrase from the liturgies of Passover and Yom Kippur familiar to all members of the Jewish faith, a prayer/wish to celebrate the holy day "next year in Jerusalem," returning to the Promised Land. Here, however, the brothers Tharaud disparage "those Western Jews who were happy to dispatch their [Eastern European] brethren to a Promised Land with which they themselves felt only nominal links." (Ency. Judaica) The French novelists and essayists Jérôme (1874-1953) and Jean (1877-1952) Tharaud wrote both fiction and non-fiction on Jewish themes, seeking to inform Gentile readers about Judaism, Jewish traditions, and life in Eastern European ghettoes. Their view of Zionism changed in the decade after this work was published, and they eventually embraced the idea of enforced separation of Jewish and gentile societies. Our skilled and imaginative binder Kauffmann established premises in Paris in 1875. François Horclois, son of binder Jules Horclois, married Kauffmann's daughter, joined the firm, and succeeded his father-in-law after Kauffmann's death in 1929. François continued to operate the bindery until 1961, when he died at age 82. The example of his work pictured by Duncan & De Bartha (p. 96) displays the distinctive marbling and modelling techniques used here to such pleasing effect.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        La maîtresse servante

      - Editions Lapina, Paris 1924, 22x28cm, relié. - Edizione ricambio originale per la revisione da parte degli autori, prima edizione illustrata stampata in 425 copie, numerate sulla nostra Holland. Lavorare finemente decorato con 76 incisioni originali, dal panno, disegnata e incisa da Gaston Balande comprendente un dispositivo titolo, dodici inserto, intestazioni 35, 28 coda lampada e colore iniziali. Rilegatura in maoquin limone, torna con cinque nervi, primo piatto decorato con pareti inquadratura e torrette del Marocco marrone, mosaico floreale ad entrambe angoli superiori, blasonate su un cuore portato da due angeli al centro del piatto e le guardie contreplats la seta, la testa dorata sui testimoni, scatola di cartone legame firmato Pierre Leydet. "Gaston Balande ha fatto per The Mistress e servo Jerome Jean Tharaud notevoli incisioni in cui bianchi e neri raggiungere la perfezione" (Hesse). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale car revue par les auteurs, première édition illustrée imprimée à 425 exemplaires, le nôtre numéroté sur Hollande. Ouvrage magnifiquement orné de 76 eaux-fortes originales, tirées au chiffon, dessinées et gravées par Gaston Balande, dont une vignette de titre, douze hors-texte, 35 en-têtes, 28 culs-de-lampe et des lettrines en couleurs. Reliure en plein maoquin citron, dos à cinq nerfs, premier plat orné d'un encadrement de murailles et tourelles de maroquin brun, motif floral mosaïqué aux deux angles supérieurs, blason sur un coeur porté par deux anges au centre du plat, contreplats et gardes de soie, couvertures et dos conservés,  tête dorée sur témoins, étui cartonné, reliure signée de Pierre Leydet. "Gaston Balande a fait pour La Maîtresse servante de Jérôme et Jean Tharaud des eaux-fortes remarquables où les blancs et les noirs atteignent la perfection" (Hesse). 

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        Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.

      London: W. R. Howell & Co,, 1924. Large octavo (270 x 200 mm). Original dark blue boards, gilt titles to spine and front cover, edges speckled blue. With the original pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 245 photographic plates and 50 blueprint working drawings. Spine slightly bumped, marking to bottom corner of rear corner, very minor staining to endpapers. A very good copy in the dust jacket, which is slightly creased around the edges and to the spine, and has been discretely taped at the extremities. First edition, first impression, of the most comprehensive contemporary book on the subject, with a preface by Sir Herbert Austin. The 30 chapters cover open bodies, racing and sporting bodies, cape hoods, closed bodies, bodies with folding heads, shooting and luggage breaks and protected phaetons, seat fittings, windscreens, private bodywork, materials, drawing office, body-making, sheet metal working, mounting, trimming, platform lorries, lorries with fixed and moveable sides, box vans, tilted vans, tipping wagons, trailers, ambulances, hearses, single deck omnibuses, double deck omnibuses, charabancs, taxicabs, etc.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE SAVOY ORPHEANS

      London: Privately Printed at The Savoy. 1924. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Limited edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's pink paper covered boards printed in cream and green over cream cloth spine. Illustrated with three tipped in photographic plates and silhouette illustrations in pink and green throughout the text. A better than very good copy, the boards somewhat faded but the binding square and firm. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. The pages with sporadic foxing are otherwise bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A rare one year anniversary celebration of The Savoy Orpheans. Formed by Debroy Somers in 1923, the dance band were resident at the Savoy Hotel in London between 1923 and 1927. The owner of the Savoy Rupert D'Oyly Carte, billed the Orpheans “probably the best-known bands in Europe”. The band disbanded New Year's Eve 1927 when the management contract with the Savoy ended. Inscribed in black ink on the title page “To Ernst Rolf / With very best wishes + gratefulness / for his appreciation of my band. / Debroy Somers / (leader Savoy Orpheans) / Dec. 9th 1925”. The recipient Ernst Ragnar Johansson (20 January 1891– 25 December 1932), was a Swedish actor, singer, composer and musical revue artist famous throughout the 20's for producing dazzling sets featuring first class actors and exeptional music. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The King of Elfland's Daughter. (Deluxe First Edition, Signed).

      London/ New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. 26 x 20 cm. Vellum-backed cloth-boards with a leather title ticket. (20), 328 p. Top gilt. Uncut. Frontispice by Sidney H. Sime. Printed in 250 numbered copies. First edition. Title ticket a bit worn, vellum slightly soiled, book ribbon almost loose. A little foxing.l Fiercely signed 'Dunsany' under the preface. Sidney Sime signed his frontispice, too. A famous and influential fantasy novel in its delectable first and luxurious appearance.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        The Novels.

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1924. Edited by Temple Scott. 12 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles and foliate decoration to spines gilt, green top edges. With the printed dust jackets. Photographic frontispiece showing Thornton Hall, and numerous photographic plates illustrative of Brontë country. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, otherwise a bright set in the jackets slightly chipped at the tips and some minor browning to the spine panels. The Thornton edition, rarely found in the jackets. A bright and clean set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        When We Were Very Young

      Methuen & Co Ltd, London 1924 - When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne.First state jacket and book. Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1924,A first state copy of this classic collection of rhymes, When We Were Very Young, by A. A. Milne. A highly collectable item in a fair + condition with first state dust jacket. Original blue cloth boards with gilt borders and illustrations on the cover. Bumped and chipped extremities with fading of the colours. Rubbed gilt illustrations. 5 x 2 cm stain on the cover. Brown mark on the top edge of the book. Cloth is bumped and mild dents on the edges of the boards. The hinges are weaking in places. Rear end page has come away from the hinge. Browned end papers. Ink signature of previous owner on the front paste down. Finger marks and some blue marks on some pages. Page 47 is split at the top edge. 1 cm tear on page 33. Fold on page 26. First state book with no "ix" on the contents page. The first state dust jacket with 7/6 on the spine is browned with rubbing and marks on the covers. Pieces missing from the spine edges and a centrally over the illustration. Tears on the folds and edges. Spine and folds are reinforced internally with tape. 8vo 100 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        Heiwa Kinen Tokyo Hakurankai Jimu Hokoku].

      - Tokyo Fucho 1924 (Taisho 13). Two volumes 26x19cm, publisher's embossed wrappers (browned); 681pp, heaps of illustrations: folding colour plans, architectural elevations and plans, photo plates, etc. Browning and foxing expected from the paper but still a rather good fresh copy. The official report on the 1922 Tokyo Memorial Peace Exposition is the very model of what an official report on an exhibition should be. You could just about rebuild the whole thing from this. The detail extends to measured drawings of light fittings, plans of the garden beds and coloured reproductions of the tickets and advertising. The 1922 Peace Memorial Exhibition, celebrating the League of Nations and a bright future, was the most lavish national Expo ever held. The pavilions were a mix of stately, ultra modern and funfair fairy tale.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon oder Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Werken der Maler, Bildhauer, Baumeister, Kupferstecher, Lithographen, Formschneider, Zeichner, Medailleure, Elfenbeinarbeiter, etc. 3. Auflage

      Leipzig, Schwarzenberg & Schumann, [1924]. Twenty-five volumes (23 cm), uniformly bound in burgundy cloth, backs lettered in gilt, green paper endleaves. - Facsimile reprint of the edition 1835-1852. ¶ From the reference library of Fiametta Olschki-Witt; sale by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 5 October 1995, lot 135: £340. Some shelf-wear; a clean, unmarked and bright set.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        La discorde chez l'ennemi

      First edition for which it was not drawn large papers.Bradel binding in half red percaline, smooth back, golden date tail, very light scratches without gravity on the headdresses, title piece of navy shagreen with slight marginal scratches, paper plates with moire effects, covers mounted ont tabs preserved, Contemporary binding signed by Petitot.Nice and rare copy. Berger-Levrault Paris & Nancy & Strasbourg 1924 16,5x25,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Deuxième livre pour l enseignement des langues modernes. Partie française pour adultes (Nouvelle édition américaine revue et complètement remaniée).

      Siegfried Cronbach, Berlín 1924 - Características: Pasta dura en tela editorial. Buen estado. La contraportada y el lomo tienen unas pequeñas raspaduras. Letras estampadas en la portada y el lomo. Grecas estampadas en la portada. Cantos limpios. Las páginas llevan amplios márgenes, van sin cornisa y tienen los folios en el centro del margen superior. 142 pp. más publicidad de la escuela, que también se encuentra al principio. (19.5 x 13.5 cm). Peso: La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 26.44 EUR

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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        Storia della spedizione scientifica italiana nel Himàlaia Caracorùm e Turchestàn cinese (1913 - 1914). Con capitoli aggiuntivi di Giotto Dainelli e J. A. Spranger

      Zanichelli. In-4° (270x200mm), pp. XIII, 541, (2), cartonatura editoriale con titolo a stampa su tassello al dorso. Una tavola colorata - da un negativo di Spranger - applicata su cartoncino color nocciola a pag. 390, 2 tavole oro-idrografiche dell'estremità orientale del Karakorum in seppia fra le pp. 416-17, 2 schizzi topografici fra le pp. 496-497 e 504-505, 14 tavv. fotografiche b.n. ripiegate e 16 altre a pagina intera; numerose altre fototipie intercalate n.t. tratte da fotografie prese in loco da Cesare Antilli e da altri membri della spedizione. In fine, cartella cartonata al contropiatto posteriore con 5 vedute panoramiche fototipiche eseguite nell'Istituto Geografico Militare di Firenze e 3 carte topografiche ripiegate a colori. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione completa del resoconto di questa importante impresa esplorativa, corredata da un amplissimo apparato iconografico di primo ordine. L'opera è dedicata al Duca degli Abruzzi, Luigi Amedeo di Savoia. L'appendice contiene il rendiconto finanziario della spedizione. "Nel 1913-1914 De Filippi guidò un'importantissima spedizione nell'India e nel Tibet, per la quale ebbe dal Re d'Inghilterra un'alta onorificenza e un titolo nobiliare" (Zavatti). Il De Filippi (Milano, 1814-Hong Kong, 1867) fu naturalista, allievo dello Zendrini a Pavia, professore di zoologia a Torino e, nella stessa città, direttore del Museo Zoologico (di cui arricchì straordinariamente le collezioni) e membro dell'Accademia delle Scienze. Senatore dal 1865, morì a bordo della corvetta "Magenta" in prossimità di Hong Kong. Si occupò di zoologia generale, di ittiologia, elmintologia, erpetologia, geologia, mineralogia, anatomia comparata, embriologia, sostenendo inizialmente la tesi già altamente obsoleta della generazione spontanea, che presto ritrattò. Tra i primi introduttori italiani del darwinismo, con la celebre conferenza dell'11 gennaio 1864 "L'uomo e le scimmie", più volte ripubblicata e destinata a scandalizzare il mondo scientifico italiano, ancora impreparato alle rivoluzionarie tesi dell'evoluzionismo, dette importanti contributi allo studio dello sviluppo dei Trematodi. Perret, 1658: "Récit d'une importante expédition italienne, à caractère essentiallement scientifique. Ouvrage rare, constituant, avec ses annexes scientifiques, une documentation exceptionelle sur cette région". Neate, F-25. A.C.L., p. 85. Angelini, 974. S.A.C, pp. 536 e 555 (ed. 1924). B.N. C.A.I. (idem).

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        Fairy Tales

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924 A very good copy of the 1st edition - the 'edition du luxe' - in full gilt-decorated vellum binding, signed by Kay Nielsen. With 12 tipped-in colour plates, 16 full page black and white plates and numerous designs by Nielsen. This was Nielsen's third book illustration. He began the work in 1912 but the disruption caused by World War I meant that it was not published until 1924 - and although a beautiful production it could not afford the number of plates that embellished East of the Sun, West of the Moon, his previous work. The market for expensive illustrated gift books declined significantly after the War and Nielsen only illustrated two more works before moving to Copenhagen and working on set designs for the theatre. This book is number 119 of 500 printed. The vellum binding has bright illustration. It has some grubbiness and darkening to the spine; a slight bump to the bottom front corner; and slight marking to the back board, particularly the bottom corner. The spine is cocked to the front. Top page edges are gilt; side edge is untrimmed. The contents are in very bright and clean condition; occasional very light spotting to tissue guards. There is a slight crease to the tissue guard to the frontispiece and a small light brown area to the bottom margin of p 153 (lightly mirrored on 152). There is a small scuff and slight loss to the bottom of the rear free endpaper. A very nice copy.

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        Faces of Russia

      London, 1924. Hardcover. Good. 29 illustrations glued along top and at tip of lower corners (8 color, 16 black & white, and 5 small black & whitecolor plates), 1 full-page illustrations and a few small decorations in reddish brown and white, 100, [7]p. Original 1/4 vellum. 36cm. Moderate cover soil and wear. Backstrip snagged at top. Contents generally sound and clean although one illustration has split along lower corner where glued. The tissue guards are browned, a few are missing and a few others are wrinkled or partially gone. Copy No. 20 of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Grigoriev. Text portions by Louis, Reau, Claire Sheridan, Andre Levinson, Claude Farrere and Andre Antoine.

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        The Arabian Nights. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights.

      Original cream cloth, decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Illustrated with twelve tipped-in, tissue-guarded colour plates by E.J. Detmold. Slight foxing to edges, end papers and half-title. An exceptionally bright, clean copy of this classic. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        BLOK, Czasopismo Awangardy Artystycznej no. 3-4

      Warsaw 1924 - 350 x 242 mm. 8 stapled sheets, printed in red, black, brown and green on white. A polish avant-garde magazine published in Warsaw, associated with the Blok group of constructivist and cubist artists, among them W adys aw Strzemi ski. The first six issues of the magazine are particularly sought after, as they were edited by the core representatives of Polish Constructivism. The group splintered in December 1924, following which Blok became more concerned with architecture and theatre. Edited by: Henryk Stazewski, Teresa Zarnowerowna, Miexzyslav Szczuka, Edmund Miller. Full page brown and colour constructivist design by Teresa Zarnowerowna. Constructivist designs in black and white by Strzeminski, Stazewski, Malevich and others. An article by Malevich, printed in Polish. Folded. Centre fold from when it was originally mailed. We have only seen one copy illustrated which does not have the centrefold. Condition: staples intact and clean, light soiling to back page, one 5mm closed tear to back page, some wear to edges, overall Very Good ++. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: William Allen Word & Image]
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        The Novels of the Sisters Brontë. Edited by Temple Scott.

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924 - 12 volumes. Octavo, Bound in green half calf, gilt titles and decoration on spine, raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Spines slightly sunned, extremities a touch bumped, occasional faint scuff marks, light offsetting from turn-ins, slight spotting to edges of some volumes. An excellent set. Numerous plates, consisting of photographic reproductions of Bronte country. The Thornton Edition. A fine edition, attractive and very readable.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Afganistan. Bearbeitet von Oskar von Niedermayer und Ernst Diez.

      Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann 1924. XVI/69/(1) S., 243 ganzseitige photographische Abbildungen und 3 Planskizzen (vollständig / complete), Folio (ca. 23 x 30,5 cm), Original-Leinen (ohne Schutzumschlag), ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), stark gebrauchsspurig, Einband bestoßen, Aussengelenke mit Gewebeband überklebt, Bindung stark beschädigt (die meisten Seiten lose), einige Seiten mit Beschädigungen im Randbereich (knickspurig, Randeinrisse, kleine Randfehlstellen), Papier teils fleckig / gebräunt, selten / ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, in poor condition, binding bumped, joints taped, binding inside damaged (most of pages loose), some pages damaged at the margins (with tears, creased), paper browned and partially stained, rare, (Afghanistan, frühe Photographien, Fotografien, fotographische Ansichten, Länderkunde, frühes 20. Jahrhundert), Versand D: 4,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat An der Vikarie]
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        Doctor Doolittle's Circus

      Frederick A. Stokes Co.(1924). Minor soiling, front hinge is cracked but pages are nicely intact, some fraying at corners, otherwise in nice condition of a book of this type; 391 pages, Very Good with no dust jacket

      [Bookseller: Hammonds Books]
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        Winnie he Pooh; When We Were Very Young; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner A Complete Set of First Editions

      Published by Methuen, London; 1924-1928. This is a stunning complete set of Winnie the Pooh First editions *including rare First printing of When We Were Very Young*When We Were Very Young:-Published by Methuen, London; 1924. This lovely first edition, first printing is in Near Fine condition. It is tightly bound in original blue boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and rear, and lettering to the spine. There is some mild bumping to the corners and spine ends and some rubbing to the edges with slight discolouration. Apart from these small points, it is in very smart condition, the binding is sound and the boards free from marks and damage. Inside, there is some slight bubbling to part of the pastedown inside the front board and some very minor toning as to be expected but otherwise the pages are damage free and in lovely bright condition. This is the first issue, without ix to the contents page. Provenance: there is a gift inscription dated 1924. The dust jacket is in Very good condition, there is some mild chipping to the edges and top of the spine and a tear running approximately an inch up from the front bottom edge of the spine and then across the spine, but there is no loss to the jacket (please see photos). There is the odd mark, the main one being a stain across the bottom of the front panel and rubbing to the rear, but the jacket remains very smart and attractive nonetheless. Winnie the Pooh:-Published by Methuen, London; 1926. This is an excellent copy of this rare first edition. It is in Fine condition, tightly bound in original green boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is just the smallest degree of bumping to the spine ends and corners, but apart from this the boards are exceptionally clean and free from damage. Inside, there is a small tear to the middle of the bottom edge of the front free endpaper, about 1.5 centimetres in length. There is just the slightest degree of toning and age spotting to the extreme edges of the pages, but otherwise they are clean and bright with no blemishes or marks to speak of. In all this is a rare Fine copy of this book! The dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, it is the rare first issue with 117th thousand to top of rear flap. There is some chipping to the spine ends and corners, and a closed tear to the top corner of the rear panel. But there is hardly any darkening to the spine, and barely any marking to the jacket and, in all, this is a very nice example of this first edition and jacket indeed.Now We Are Six:- Published by Methuen, London; 1927. This lovely book is in Near Fine condition. It is tightly bound in original red boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is some bumping to the corners and spine ends, with some minor loss to the base of the spine, but apart from this and a slight darkening to the spine, the boards are in very nice condition. Internally, the pages are clean and bright and free from blemishes or damage. There is only the slightest hint of toning or age spottingto the page edges and the book is in very smart condition. Provenance: There is a neat gift inscription to the top right corner of the title page dated 1927. The dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, with just some minor chipping to the edges and corners, particularly the spine ends. There are just a couple of slight marks, and a darkening to the spine from sitting on a bookshelf, but the panels retain some of their lovely original colour and the jacket is bright and smart. A lovely copy of this first edition!The House at Pooh Corner:-Published by Methuen, London; 1928. This smart first edition copy of the popular final book of the winnie the pooh series is in Near Fine condition. There is some slight bumping to the spine ends and board corneres, a little fading to the salmon pink of the original boards, and a few tiny black marks to the rear board, but apart from this the binding is tight and the boards free from blemishes or damage, with the lovely gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is a gift inscription to the front free endpaper, and the odd age spot and very slight toning, particularly to the free endpapers, but apart from this the pages are remarkably clean and bright and free from blemishes or wear. The dustjacket is in Near Fine condition. There is some chipping to the spine ends and the edges, and a darkening to the edges and spine, but apart from this the jacket retains it's lovely salmon pink colour. Apart from some small rubbing marks to the panels, there are no other real issues to speak of and it is a very smart jacket for this lovely book. Overall, this set is a rare find for collectors of Winnie the Pooh, including the hard to come by first issue of When We Were Very Young. All the books and jackets are in lovely condition, which in itself is very surprising for children's first editions. The jackets are now all protected by plastic and the books stored out of sunlight to ensure they remain such exceptional condition. Indeed, these books would be an excellent investment for anyone looking for books to add to their collection or for those who have become disenchanted with low-gain savings accounts! Please have a close look at all the photos for further details as these form an important part of the description and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding these timeless classics

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        Copper Engraving of "Portrait of a Lady" [Moira, Mrs. Robert Gibbings]

      (n. p.), (n. p.). Limited Edition. No binding. Near Fine. Gill, Eric. No. 39 of 50, numbered in pencil by Eric Gill. Lovely engraving on copper of Moira Gibbings, signed in the plate by Gill and numbered 39 of 50 in Gill's hand. Robert Gibbings took over the Golden Cockerel Press in 1924; Gill supplied illustrations for the press's major works during Gibbings's tenure, Canterbury Tales and Four Gospels, and the Gibbings were personal friends of Gill's as well. Cream laid paper watermarked "Hand Made," printed in black with a heavy block imprint; leaf 13" x 10", engraving 6-3/4" x 4-3/8". Near fine, with only slight crimping to corners and edges from handling. Skelton P296. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL AT THE FRONT.

      London & Glasgow.Gowans and Gray, Ltd. 1924. 1924. 111pp. Frontispiece of Churchill. Original pictorial softback. First edition. Quite heavily foxed; covers and spine a little rubbed and browned; else a good plus copy of a very scarce book.

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        Copper Engraving of "Portrait of a Lady" [Moira, Mrs. Robert Gibbings]

      (n. p.), (n. p.) - No. 39 of 50, numbered in pencil by Eric Gill. Lovely engraving on copper of Moira Gibbings, signed in the plate by Gill and numbered 39 of 50 in Gill's hand. Robert Gibbings took over the Golden Cockerel Press in 1924; Gill supplied illustrations for the press's major works during Gibbings's tenure, Canterbury Tales and Four Gospels, and the Gibbings were personal friends of Gill's as well. Cream laid paper watermarked "Hand Made," printed in black with a heavy block imprint; leaf 13" x 10", engraving 6-3/4" x 4-3/8". Near fine, with only slight crimping to corners and edges from handling. Skelton P296. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Faces of Russia.

      London: n.p 1924 - Folio (36.3 x 28.5 cm). From the limited edition of 500 copies, this copy is not numbered. 101, [4]pp., with 30 illustrations, all but one tipped-in as issued, most full page, and many in colour. Modern blue morocco over cloth, silver vignette and lettering to upper cover, silver upper edge. FIRST EDITION, one of only 500 copies, this one out-of-series. Numerous illustrations and tipped in reproductions of the artist's work are accompanied with essays by Louis Reau, Clare Sheridan, Andre Levinson, Claude Farrere and Andre Antoine. Although Grigoriev left Russia in 1918, the faces of Russian peasants continued to haunt him, and he worked tirelessly on this evolved cycle while living in France in the early 1920s. The result is an intense study of the faces of "primitive" people; each portrait depicts the peasant in a uniquely harsh light, exposing the hardships of their lives through their rugged faces and expressive eyes. Every subject is charged with universal human traits and reveals a moving impression of weariness at odds with unrelenting resilience. Through the artist's characteristically vivid palette and bold, Cubist-inspired brushstrokes, the viewer is drawn into the subject's world and inner spirit. ".You ask me how I came to paint the series of pictures entitled 'Visages Russes.' I have been watching and studying the Russian people for many years, both before and since the war and revolution, and these paintings are the fruits of my observation. If, during the revolution, I have been studying the people so intently, and if the work I have done at this period manifests its spirit so frankly and strongly, it may be due to the fact that circumstances compelled me to remain in Russia so long without leaving. My conception of the Russian people is both intuitive and artistic. Even as a child I was struck by the animal aspect of the Russian people. It is this same animal that I see in the Russian peasant of today, and I am glad to note that Gorky has come to a similar conclusion, for Gorky's impression proves that I had a clearer vision of reality than those who were idealizing the Russian masses, or did not know the actual Slav." (From a letter from Boris Grigoriev to curator Christian Brinton, printed in the exhibition catalogue for Grigoriev's 1923 exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Beaumont Foundation Lectures, Sereis Number Two subject: The Antidiabetic Functions of the Pancreas and Successful Isolation of the Antidiabetic Hormone -- Insulin

      St. Louis: The C. V. Mosby Company, 1924. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, 1924. Cloth hardcover, 69 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy, no dust jacket. We've housed the book in protective mylar. In tremendous shape for its age. Nobel Prize winning book.

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        MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1924. 2 volumes. First edition, first state, BAL's "A" printing. With a fine portrait frontispiece in each volume and with printed holograph of Twain's writing. Tall 8vo, publisher's original dark-blue ribbed cloth gilt lettered on the spines, t.e.g., with a printed copy of Twain's autograph in gilt on the upper covers. 361, index; 357, index, ads pp. A fine and handsome set, very clean and quite fresh. A very well preserved example with only the lightest hint of mellowing to the gilt lettering on Vol. I. A VERY NICE SET, WELL PRESERVED AND A HANDSOME COPY OF THE FIRST STATE OF THE FIRST EDITION. "As might be expected of anything which Mark Twain wrote, this autobiography is unlike any other ever written-as unconventional and unorthodox as its great author. Always, when the time came for him to go on with the dictation, he chose as his subject whatever was most interesting to him at the moment, regardless of chronological order. For he believed that a man's thoughts, not his outward acts are his true history, which alone reveal him completely. "The resulting book is a stream of table-talk: anecdotes, humorous and serious; reminiscences of his mother, his daughter Susy, his boyhood days in Missouri; chronicles of his friendships with all manner of men, from General Grant and President Cleveland to his Irish coachman and the unfamed intimates of his vagabond youth; bold expressions of opinion on every sort of topic-all are here, full of the vigor and the humanity of their author, and forming an inexhaustible mine of entertainment, amusement, and delight." Dictated by Twain over several years with the stipulation that it be published after his death.

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        Tissus "olympic" indechirables.

      Peter's House Paris. n.d. circa 1924 - Folio. 4 full-page colour plates of men's fashion, 1 sheet with 4 original fabric samples, loose as issued in original wrappers. Four winter season examples of men's fashion. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il Sifone d'Oro

      Napoli, Editore Casella 1924 - Edition of 600 copies. Copy signed by the author with dedication "All'arte di Gateano Chiurazzi a cui molto devono queste due liriche. Con l'autore: Riconoscenti. Cangiullo. Violette del 1924 - Napoli". Copy in very good conditions with foxing on cover. Partially uncut. Original editorial soft cover. Hard cover on red cardboard with red leather spine. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        (Dänischenhagen 1861 - 1938 Kiel). Villa in Kiel. Gouache auf Karton von 1924. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. 50 x 65 cm.

       1924 Julius Fürst, der vor allem für seine Genrebilder und Porträts bekannt war, ließ sich nach Studienaufenthalten in Hamburg, Berlin und München im Jahr 1882 in Kiel nieder.- In kräftigen Farben gehaltene Ansicht einer Gründerzeitvilla hinter einigen blühenden Büschen und einer hoch aufragenden Fichte unter blauem Himmel.- In den Außenecken kleine Einstichlöchlein, minimale Schabstellen in den Außenrändern. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        LA VITA NOVA

      - Preparada y Dirigida Por Antoni Saló. Barcelona, 1924. 24,5 x 18 cm. Impreso sobre paper de hilo con todas las ilustraciones iluminadas a mano. Cantos dorados. Encuadernación original en tela con tejuelo y sobrecubiertas de seda roja con pasamaneria de hilo dorado. Cortes dorados. Preciosa edición de bibliofília tirada a solo 100 ejemplares, siendo este el número 62. Con una exquisita decoración de ornamentos: Orlas, letras capitales, viñetas, frontales, etc. todo ello policromado a mano por el artista del "art decó", A. Saló. Texto en italiano. Antoni Saló (1885-1950) fue decorador y dibujante. En esta obra practica una decoración y una ilustración cercana al decadentismo preciosista de Ismael Smith. Fue uno de los ilustradores más personales del noucentismo. Con estuche.

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        Geomeetriline inimene VI kogu värsse [Geometrical man 6th book of poems]

      Tartu: Propeller, 1924. Octavo (24.5 × 16.5 cm). Original wrappers with a constructivist design and typography by Jaan Vahtra; 109, [3] pp. One original woodcut print and fifteen smaller illustrations by Vahtra in the text. Printed on thick paper. A very good copy; very light wear to upper edge. One of the most striking publications of the Estonian avant-garde, showing the breadth of Barbarus' literary aspirations and his interest in constructivism. The volume consists of five poetic cycles, "Geometrical Man," "Human Space," "The Cast of Man," "Living Monuments," and "Paris," illustrated by fifteen vignettes and one full-page original woodcut print by Jaan Vahtra. In the book accompanying a 2012 exhibition of Estonian avant-garde art, Tiit Hennoste writes, citing Barbarus: "His positive programme is a declaration of revolution and the role of the poet as creator of new life: '... new poetry is written on the wall of the big city with an electric finger, is created in the smoke of factory chimneys, the burning flames of smelting ovens: new poetry is cosmic, international, the poetry of humanity [...].' Barbarus's poetry became Constructivist. The first fruit of this is the manifestation of Estonian Constructivism, Geomeetriline Inimene, featuring Barbarus's texts accompanied by illustrations and designs by Jaan Vahtra [...] this was the first pure Estonian metropolitan poetry collection, the sources of which one can find in contemporary French poetry" (Geomeetriline inimene, 81). The constructivist principle is also embodied visually in the poetic texts themselves, which make use of indentation, enjambment, ellipses, varying font sizes, as well as vertical and horizontal lines. Barbarus (Johannes Vares, 1890-1946), lived as a doctor in Pärnu, from where he pursued his literary career and was also active as a socialist politician. Afraid of the NKVD, he committed suicide in 1946. KVK, OCLC show three copies, at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the British Library, and the Frick Art Library.

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        Motor Bodywork, The Design & Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types. Foreword by Sir Herbert Austin.

      W.R. Howell & Co.. 1924. 8vo., original dark black cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board, with scarce dust wrapper. With 245 illustrations and 50 working drawings (largely folded blueprints). A couple of small closed tears to wrapper, otheriwse a very good copy, preserved in original card box (this stained and soiled). First edition. An exhaustive and important volume on the improvement to motor body design and manufacture.

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        BIBLIOPHILES. Illustrations en couleurs de Gustave Adolphe Mossa.

      Ferroud, Paris 1924 - In-8 broché de 3 ff.n.ch. 48 pp. 2 ff.n.ch., couverture rempliée illustrée. Edition originale en premier tirage. Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier Japon (n° 8), contenant trois états des gravures dont une en noir. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dimitri KRONIS]
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        Manuel de l'amateur de reliures armoriées françaises

      Paris, Charles Bosse, 1924-1938. Thirty volumes, bound in fifteen (28 cm), with 2,685 plates reproducing approximately 10,000 armorial stamps. Uniformly bound in quarter blue morocco, top edges gilt (a collector's binding). - An enormous and indispensable work, with well over 3000 reproductions of armorial stamps. "So far as I have tested it, it is very accurate, and full of new information" (G.D. Hobson, "Books on Bookbinding" in The Book-collector's Quarterly, volume 7, July-September 1932, p.79). ¶ Well-preserved, well-bound copies like the present one have become rare.

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        Parades End (The"Tietjens" Novels): Some Do Not : No More Parades : A Man Could Stand Up : Last Post Scarce Titles In Their Wrappers

      A Four Volume set of 'Parades End'. ALL are the First UK Printings published by Duckworth between 1924-28. Vol.1 : 'SOME DO NOT' (published 1924), in olive green cloth with white lettering. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Pushing to the spine ends and light bumping to the corners. Fading of colouring to the spine and the white lettering but sill legible. Minor rubbing to the edges in a few places. Text-block lightly toned and spotted. Light offsetting and spotting to the endpapers and prelims. Light spotting to the page edges in places. The binding remains tight. Free from inscriptions. No wrapper present. David Dow Harvey's bibliography does not mention a wrapper until under the reprints for the same year as the first impression. It is unclear as to whether the first state was actually issued with a wrapper as the reprint wrapper's price was the same price as the first issue of 7/6 net. An extremely scarce title to find in any condition. Vol. 2 : 'NO MORE PARADES' (published 1925). The BOOK and WRAPPER are in near Fine condition. Light toning to the text-block with light spotting nd offsetting to the end papers and prelims. Free from inscriptions. The wrapper has some toning to the spine and folds. Apart from a little edge-wear at the upper spine ends, it is in wonderful condition for its age and as nice a copy as you are likely to find. Vol. 3 : 'A MAN COULD STAND UP' (published 1926). The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light toning to the text block and offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is in Very Good+ condition. Mild edge-wear with a little loss at the spine ends and corners. A closed tear to the rear cover upper edge and lower front spine fold. Vol. 4 : 'LAST POST' (published 1928). The BOOK and WRAPPER are in near Fine condition. Light toning to the text-block and free from inscriptions. Small bookseller stick to the lower rear pastedown. The wrapper is very clean with just a little toning to the spine. A very sharp copy and as nice a copy as you are likely to find. All four wrappers are protected in removable Brodart archival covers. Ford's tetralogy set during WWI, mainly in England and on the western front, where Ford himself served as an officer in the Welch Regiment. John N. Gray hailed the 'Parade's End' tetralogy as 'possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English' and Mary Gordon labeled it as 'quite simply, the best fictional treatment of war in the history of the novel.' The basis for the highly acclaimed 2012 BBC / HBO mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. A remarkable set - I can find no auction records for a set with such attributes in the last 20 years. Highly collectible. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Zapiski poeta. Povest? [Aufzeichnungen eines Dichters. Erzählung].

      Original-Ausgabe. - Selvinsky war einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des literarischen Konstruktivismus. Die vorliegende Erzählung ist eine Art Autobiographie des Dichters, der seine Verse hier als Werk des imaginären Lyrikers Evgeny Ney publizierte. - Berühmtheit erlangte die kleine Veröffentlichung vor allem durch die prägnante Einbandgestaltung El Lissitzkys. So nutzte er zwei fotografische Porträtaufnahmen, die er 1924 von Hans Arp fertigte, und belichtete die Negative unterschiedlich, so dass die Profilaufnahme heller und die Frontalaufnahme dunkler geriet, schließlich fügte er beide zu einem Doppelporträt zusammen. Als Hintergrund verwandte er die Dada-Zeitschrift 391, auf den Hemdkragen ließ er den Namen des imaginären Dichters setzen. - Erschienen in einer Aulage von dreitausend Exemplaren. - Die häufig fehelnde Faltkarte hier mit Einriss, sonst hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar. - Lissitzky-Küppers 121. - Kat. Sprengel Museum 218. - Bowlt/Hernad 73. - Kat. MoMa 750. - Andel, Avantgarde Pagedesign 252.

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        ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS ON CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECTURE] Stil' i epokha: Problemy sovremennoi arkhitektury [i.e. Style and Epoch: Problems of Contemporary Architecture]

      Gosizdat, Moscow 1924 - 238 pp.: ill. 22x18 cm. In contemporary binding (cloth spine, cardboards; original wrappers are not preserved). General wear of the binding, scuffed rear board, tear of the rear free endpaper and half-title, previous owner's signature on the title page and last page. Otherwise very good. First edition. One of 2000 copies. Very rare! This influential work of architectural theory by one of the founders of Soviet constructivism in architecture Moisei Ginzburg (1892-1946) which became the manifesto of constructivist architecture, a style which combined an interest in advanced technology and engineering with socialist ideals. The book has similarities to Le Corbusier's ''Vers une Architecture'' (1923) which has never been translated into Russian. Ginzburg is mostly famous for the Narkomfin building in Moscow. He was the founder of the OSA Group (Organisation of Contemporary Architects), which had links with Vladimir Mayakovsky and Osip Brik's LEF Group. The OSA experimented with forms of Communal apartments to provide for the new Communist way of life. Its magazine ''SA'' (Sovremennaya Arkhitektura [i.e. Contemporary Architecture]) was created by Ginzburg, Vesnin brothers, Aleksei Gan, Varavara Stepanova, Alexander Rodchenko, it featured discussions of city planning and communal living, as well as the futuristic and avant-garde projects by Ivan Leonidov, Le Corbusier, Ivan Nikolaev and others. The book was regarded as very important by the OSA so in 1927 it was sent out to the subscribers of the ''Contemporary Architecture''. The book Style and Epoch shows Ginzburg's path to constructivism. In the early 1920s, Ginzburg viewed constructivism as a necessary early stage in the development of a new architecture, not yet realizing its style-forming role as an influential creative future. The book received wide resonance and evoked various responses of contemporaries. For many, it became a manifesto of early constructivism, and provoked a stormy reaction from the opponents with its pointed language. It helped many Soviet architects in that transitional stage to determine their creative positions. Worldcat locates copies in Columbia, Getty, Stanford, NYPL, Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Michigan. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Op. 23]. Fünf Klavierstücke... Op. 23

      København & Leipzig: Wilhelm Hansen [PN 18298], [December 11, 1924]. Folio. Original decorative light green wrappers printed in dark green. [i] (title with photographic waist-length reproduction portrait of the composer within decorative border), [2] (instructions for performance), 3-20 pp. Notes to foot of p. 3: "Copyright by Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen" to left, "Wilhelm Hansens Nodestik og Tryk, Kjøbenhavn" to right. Printed note, "Zweite Auflage" to upper left corner of upper wrapper. Publisher's catalogue listing opp. 23 and 24 (the latter also in various arrangements by Felix Greissle) to verso of lower wrapper. With the signature of the noted German-born American pianist and composer Erich Itor Kahn ("EIKahn") in pencil to head of upper wrapper and the handstamp "Erich Itor & Frida Kahn Collections" to lower right corner of upper wrapper. Handstamp, "B. Firnberg Musikalien-Handlung Frankfurt [a. Main] Schiller-Strasse 20" to foot of title. Fingering, notational corrections, and other annotations (including duration "10' 30"" to upper left corner of p. 3) in pencil in the hand of Erich Itor Kahn. Together with: Another copy of the same edition, unsigned and without Firnberg stamp but with additional annotations to the score in Erich Itor Kahn's hand. Both copies slightly worn and browned; other minor defects. First Edition, second issue (the first issue was published in November of 1923). Rufer (Eng.) p. 42. Ringer p. 315. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 15-16. "In the second issue, which is billed as such, the portrait drawing on the title has been replaced with a photograph." Website of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna. Erich Itor Kahn (1905-1956) studied at the Hoch'sches Konservatorium in Frankfurt. An early champion of Schoenberg, he gave the world premiere of the composer's piano piece op. 33a; he also studied the present op. 23 cycle early on. The notational corrections are of particular interest. The waltz concluding the cycle, first sketched in 1921, is considered the earliest example of Schoenbergian twelve-note composition.

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