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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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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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        The Beaumont Foundation Lectures, Sereis Number Two subject: The Antidiabetic Functions of the Pancreas and Successful Isolation of the Antidiabetic Hormone -- Insulin

      The C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis 1924 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Eleventh Virgin

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1924. 312, [i]p., first edition, first printing, original blue cloth with minor edge wear and slight bumping of corners, spine lettering slightly dulled, previous owner's name (Martha Lauz) on front free endpaper in light pencil, minor crease to title page, a few pages printed slightly off-center, overall in very good condition. Autobiographical novel by the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, written at the age of 26 in the midst of an already tumultuous life before her conversion to Catholic pacifism. She regretted its publication and later sought to reclaim every copy she could find. Beginning from childhood, the novel incorporates Day's education and activism, experiences working at the Socialist Daily, the New York Call and the Masses (re-titled "The Flame" in the book), and deeply personal affairs including a portrait of Floyd Dell (as Hugh Brace), an account of an abortion, and a final monologue in which the central character realizes that her political activities and modern womanhood have distracted her from her truer goal of loving a man and becoming a mother. Walter Rideout lists this as one of three novels by "tired radicals" in the 1920s, placing it midway along Day's journey "From Union Square to Rome," as she described her path in an essay about her conversion. In his recent introduction to the book, Paul Bowers cites a passage from William Miller's autobiography describing Dorothy Day's feelings about the book half a century after its publication, in 1975: "She held out one book and asked, 'What should I do about this?' I knew the book. It was The Eleventh Virgin, her autobiographical novel. 'It's all true,' she said. It was a book I knew that she hated and would have rejoiced if every copy could have been consumed in flames and then be forever put out of her mind. But now she stood there, holding out to me one of the few copies left. I said nothing. Dorothy was controlled, but I could tell by the pale, taut look in her face that the business of turning all of this material over to me was a moment of great stress and pain for her. She was, in a way, confronting history.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        Manuel de l'Amateur de Reliures Armoriées Françaises.

      Paris: Bosse, 1924-1932.(). Sheets loose as issued in paper chemises and glassine wraps. A few vols. with damges to lower part of spines, not affecting the plates. 4to. Vols 1-24. 2,485 plates with an index at the rear of each volume.24 fasc. in-4, br. (quelques couvertures usagées, bon état intérieur) 1re série (Bandes et barres), planches 1-119. - , XXIV p., 119 pl. ; 2e série (chevrons). 1re partie: planches 120 à 228. - 1925, planches 120 à 228 ; 3e série (chevrons). 2e partie: planches 229 à 831. - 1925, 13 p., pl. ; 4e série (chevrons). 3e partie: planches 332 à 440. - 1925 ; 5e série (Fasces) 1re partie: planches 441 à 563. - 1925, 146 p. ; 6e série (Fasces) 2e partie: planches 564 à 681. 1926, non pag. 7e série. Fasces (3e partie). Pals. Croix (1re partie). Planches 682 à 781. - , 14 p. et planches. [9310] ; 8e série (Croix (2e partie). - 1926, pl. 782 à 890 ; 9e série Croix (3e parties Sautoirs. - 1926, 12 p., et pl. 891 à 990 ; 10e série. Meubles. 1e partie... - 1927, 12 p., et pl. 991 à 1088 ; 11e série (meubles) 2e partie. - 1927, pl. 1089 à 1187 12e série (meubles). Troisième partie. Planches 1188 à 1283. - 1928. (12 mars.) In-4, 14 p. et planches. ; 13e série (meubles). Quatrième partie. Planches 1284 à 1383. - 1928, 13 p., pl. ; 14e série = Meubles = 5e partie Pl. 1384 à 1475 - 15e série (meubles) sixième partie. Pl 1476 à 1561. - 1929, 8 p., pl. ; 16e série (meubles) septième partie: planches 1562 à 1673. - 1929, 13 p. pl. 17e série (meubles). Huitième partie: planches 1674 à 1769. , 10 p., pl. 18e série: Planches 1770 à 1864 19e série: Planches 1865 à 1967 20e sére, Planches 1968 à 2076 21e série, 15e partie, planches 2077 à 2177 22e série, 15e partie, planches 2178 à 2278 23e série, 15e partie, planches 2274 à 2374 24e série. 15e partie, planches 2375 à 2485

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        MEMOIRS OF THE NOTORIOUS STEPHEN BURROUGHS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

      New York: MacVeagh/The Dial Press(1924). First Edition, Cloth-backed batik boards. Account of an eighteenth century New Englander reprinted from the Albany edition of 1811, this edition with a preface by Robert Frost, his second prose appearance in a book (Crane D2). Howes B1022: "Picaresque adventures, perhaps somewhat exaggerated, of a New England rogue." This copy is SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper with his initials and with an interesting comment on Burroughs: "Stephen Burroughs is said to have been/related to John Burroughs/R.F./May 1943." An uncommon book downright scarce when signed., Hardcover, Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Young Archimedes (Inscribed to Gloria Swanson)

      George H. Doran, NY 1924 - Bound in yellow cloth, with tan label on spine that is a bit difficult to read. Yellow cloth shows some moderate soiling and wear to extremes, but nothing too distrubing. This is Gloria Swanson's copy with her art deco bookplate on the front pastedown. Inscribed and signed to Ms. Swanson by the author on the front free endpaper. 312 pp. A scarce signed association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Twilight of the Gods: and Other Tales ... With an Introduction by T E Lawrence

      London: John Lane; New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1924. First illustrated edition. Frontispiece, endpapers, illustrations and 28 engraved plates by Henry Keen. Pp. xviii, [2], 279. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth decorated in orange and gilt. Fine in fine dust jacket printing the cover ornaments in orange on heavy black paper. A brilliant copy. First illustrated edition. Frontispiece, endpapers, illustrations and 28 engraved plates by Henry Keen. Pp. xviii, [2], 279. 1 vols. 8vo. Beautiful Copy. O'Brien A092; Baxter "Annotated Checklist...Lawrence" X, b; Duval 49

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        [GRANDFATHER LENIN]

      Pamiati V.I. Lenina [i.e. In Memory of V.I. Lenin]. [N.p., 1920s]. 11 pp.: ill. 21,5x18 cm. Handwritten school notebook. Small tears of the covers, otherwise very good. The unique survival of the time. Watercolor picture of Lenin as a child is on the front cover signed by child's hand (V. Antonovich) as well as the title ''In Memory of V.I. Lenin'' and ''#1'' at the top. Notebook includes 6 children's poems, each signed, and 6 drawings in pencil and watercolor paint. The first poem is dated (30th of January, Friday) and a title ''Behind the Lenin's Coffin''. Vladimir Lenin died on the 21st of January in 1924 and was put in a mausoleum 6 days later. So these poems are composed and written short after that and full of sorrow and grief. Lenin was considered a leader of the proletariat and father of a young Soviet country. 'Grandfather' Lenin was the primary source, challenging the authority of which would put the whole communist system under attack unlike the challenge to Stalin's authority was put at stake only by the totalitarian regime (Lenin fought for the revolution, and 'Koba' - for power). Throughout existence of Soviet Union children were taught respect and love for 'grandfather' Lenin, not Stalin. There are three portraits of a young Lenin in the notebook and all of them have a resemblance with Parkhomenko's drawing from a Little Oktobrists five-pointed star badge. In 1923-1924 Little Oktobrists was a name of the children born in 1917, the year of the October revolution. Later the term was used for the youth organization for children between 7 and 9 years of age. Another drawing shows funeral procession. A portrait of a grown Lenin follows the poem titled ''Five Nights and Days'' referring to the time for which the coffin was installed in the Hall of Columns for the official farewell. In general, all poems are gloomy and heavy which was very in tune with the epoch: ''And snowflakes are falling and falling on Lenin's white from the snow coffin''. At the same time the cult of his persona started to flourish even more: ''Lenin is dead - Lenin is alive!''. In the form of a civil religion of national scale, the cult of Lenin spilled out immediately after his death. The task was to establish an emotional connection between people and the party, personified by Lenin. Considerable attention was paid to the propaganda of Leninism among children. The stories of the childhood of an energetic, diligent boy Volodya, who never forgot his duty to the people, were to become a model of behavior for every Soviet child. And the idealized 'Ilyich' - named after his patronymic in order to make it closer and more accessible - served as the personification of the regime in the guise of a smiling good-natured who saved Russia and loved children. It was expected that the children brought up by Leniniana would grow up loyal Soviet citizens, and their youthful love for Lenin in maturity would turn into devotion to the Soviet power. A very interesting detail about mausoleum's drawing in the notebook: the depicted building is the second temporary mausoleum designed by Aleksei Shchusev made out of wood - a documented evidence of the famous architect's work which existed only for 5 years.

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        Hoketsu]

      (Hokokai), (Tokyo) 1924 - Oblong quarto (10 3/4 x 14 1/2") (27 x 37cm). [3], 4, 4, 1-75 [i.e. 100] leaves (Text); [110] leaves (Plates). Original string-bound decorative silk, with black lettering to front cover. Decorative endpapers. All edges gilt. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 110 striking photogravures, this work is a seminal monograph documenting the Japanese castles and palaces associated with the Imperial Household. The photographs depict the architecture, interiors (throne rooms, reception halls, dining rooms, shoin (drawing room), etc.), as well as gardens and tea houses of somptuous palaces, villas and castles located in Kyoto (Heian Imperial Palace), Katsura (Imperial Villa), Shugakuin (Imperial Villa), Tokyo (Imperial Palace), Nijo (Castle), Nagoya (Castle), and elsewhere. Also includes the magnificent Sento Imperial Palace, a 22-acre garden in Kyoto, formerly the grounds of a palace for retired emperors.Each plate measures 10 1/2 x 14" (image size: 7 1/8 x 10 1/4"), and is captioned under the image. Abrasion to silk along edges of binding. Some creasing and foxing to endpapers. Title page slightly creased and age-toned. Text in Japanese. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good, photogravures in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enzio's Kingdom and other poems

      Yale University Press, New Haven CT 1924 - 3" spine edge tear, spine edge tears, edgewear, tone. Solid hardcover. ; INSCRIBED by author on front flyleaf. Third poetry book by Mississippi author, and guardian to novelist Walker Percy. Fragile spine edges retained, rather than respining this delicate book. Bookstore label on rear endpaper of "The Gift Shop" of Greenville, Mississippi, Percy's hometown.; 140 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Märchen vom Paradies.

      Hannover, Apossverlag, 1924 - 31 S. mit zahlr. Textillustrationen von Käte Steinitz. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - W.-G. 8. Dada global 116 (mit Abb.). Brüggemann 772. Papiergesänge 46 (mit Abbildung): "Das Buch versammelt drei von Schwitters selbst verfaßte Kindermärchen. Sie gehören zu den zahlreichen Märchen und Grotesken, die Schwitters - halb aus künstlerischen Gründen, halb aus Geldmangel - in den Jahren 1923-1928 geschrieben hatte. `Die Märchen vom Paradies` beschreiben das Paradies als die Welt, in der Kinderwünsche wahr werden. Die Protagonisten im Buch entstammen Schwitters` Familien- bzw. Freundeskreis, der Erzählton gleicht dem eines Kindermärchens. Auch die Typographie besorgte Schwitters selbst. Schwitters benutzte verschiedene Drucktypen. Das Format der Buchstaben ist oft sehr groß und lehnt sich an Kinderbücher an. Weiße, leere Flächen auf der Seite sorgen für weitere Abwechslung. Die Zeichnungen von Käte Steinitz wirken leicht, fast improvisiert; sie scheinen rasch auf das Papier geworfen zu sein." - Enhält: 1. Der Hahnepeter - 2. Der Paradiesvogel - 3. Das Paradies auf der Wiese. Der Apossverlag wurde eigens für derartige Publikationen gegründet. Das Akronym "Aposs" steht für Aktiv, paradox, ohne Sentimentalität und sensibel". - Vorliegend die erste Ausgabe dieses berühmten dadaistischen Bilderbuchs mit der in Grun gedruckten Einbandvariante, später wurde die Restauflage mit einem Aufkleber versehen und als Merz-Heft 16/17 (1925/II) angeboten. - Gebräunt. Minimalste Randläsuren. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 Kl.-4°. OKart. nach einem Entwurf von Käte Steinitz (restaurierte Einrisse, etw. fleckig und bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        NOTHING OR THE BOOKPLATE

      London: Chatto and Windus; printed at the Curwen Press. 1924. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Limited edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original red buckram with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. With 50 tipped in facsimile books, several in colour, and an additional original woodcut signed by Edward Gordon Craig in pencil to the lower margin. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with light fading of the spine. The contents with the attractive illustrated bookplate of H. Krogh-Johansen to the front pastedown are clean and bright throughout. Rare in inscribed state. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper “Mr. H. Krogh-Johansen / who for special reasons / knows far [underlined] more about / books that I do about / their plates / in København / in 1929 / signed Edward Gordon Craig”. Limited edition of 280 numbered copies of which only 250 were for sale, this copy numbered 173. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        PEOPLE OF THE DARKNESS ..

      London: Hutchinson & Co., [1924].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-288 + 48-page publisher's catalogue dated "Spring, 1924" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and blind. First edition. Sequel to FIELDS OF SLEEP (1923). Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2266. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 779. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 219-20. Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 14700. Spine panel just a bit darkened, a tight, clean, very good copy. Scarce. (#149632)

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        Umbra vitae. Nachgelassene Gedichte. Mit 47 Original-Holzschnitten von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

      München, Kurt Wolff Verlag, Druck Spamersche Buchdruckerei Leipzig. , 1924 - 23,2 x 16 cm, [4], 62 [6] Seiten. Farbige Vorsätze. Titelholzschnitt. Farbig illustrierter Original-Leinenband. Geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Innen winzige Fleckchen. Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. Eines von 500 (GA 510) nummerierten Exemplaren der Normalausgabe. Dube 759-807. - Andel 22. -Artist and the Book 142. - Göbel 624. - Jentsch 152. - Lang 175. - Papiergesänge 45. - Rifkind coll. 1474. - Reed 104. - Schauer II, 119. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fourteen Songs from "When We Were Very Young" "Hush! Hush! Who dares! Christopher Robin Is Sleeping""

      London: Methuen and Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, 1924 First trade edition of the first, extremely popular collection of songs based on Milne's beloved poetry for children, with music by H. Fraser-Simson and illustrations by E.H. Shepard.Published just a year after When We Were Very Young, these musical settings of poems from that book--among them "Buckingham Palace," "Hoppity," "Market Square" and "Vespers"--proved so successful, Fraser-Simson would continue composing songs based on Milne's lyrics, ultimately writing 67 of them. The book includes Ernest Shepard's delightful line illustrations. Cutler & Stiles, 116.

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        Der Widiwondelwald. Ein Bilderbuch aus bunten Dreiecken.

      Berlin, J. H. W. Dietz Nachf. 1924 - 24,5 x 19 cm. 14 nicht num Seiten. Mit 12 ganzseitigen mehrfarbigen Illustrationen von Hilde Krüger. Farbig illustriertes Original-Halbleinen. Einband fleckig und bestossen. Klammern der Heftung teilweise mit Rostspuren. In den Rändern fingerfleckig. Schug 607. Stuck-Villa II, 241. Doderer 798. Göbels, 100 alte Kinderbücher S. 308ff. (mit Abbildungen). Erste Ausgabe dieses bemerkenswerten Bilderbuches, "vergleichbar dem Werk von El. Lissitzky: Suprematische Erzählungen von zwei Quadraten. - Die Hauptfigur in den Bänden Hilde Krügers ist die Hexe Widiwondel" (H. Göbels). Mit einer ganzseitigen gedruckten Widmung an Arno Holz. Das aus bunten Dreiecken bestehende Bilderbuch Hilde Krügers zählt zu den wenigen kubistisch-konstruktivistischen Kinderbüchern aus der Zeit der Weimarer Republik. „Die Formen der Pflanzen, Tiere und menschenähnlichen Wesen erscheinen, aus bunten Dreiecken zusammengesetzt, fremdartig und bekannt zugleich. Lebendigkeit erhält die starre Welt durch den Betrachter, wenn er die Dreiecksfiguren als lebendig anerkennt. Das grüne Dreieck gewinnt erst Leben, wenn es als Gras oder Busch betrachtet wird, das weiße Dreieck erst als Wolke usw. Diese Dechiffrierung der durch Dreiecke verschlüsselten Formen stellt den kindlichen Betrachter vor die Aufgabe der Abstraktion von der natürlichen Gegenstandsform. Phantasie und Erinnerungsvermögen sind gefragt. In einigen gelingt es Hilde Krüger, eine Spannung zu erzeugen, die das Betrachten zum Abenteuer macht." (Altner, M., Kinder- und Jugendliteratur der Weimarer Republik. Frankfurt am Main [u.a.], Lang 1991, S. 81 f.).

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        When We Were Very Young WITH: Winnie-The-Pooh WITH: Now We Are Six WITH: The House At Pooh Corner With Decorations by Ernest H Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., Ltd, 1924-1928. First editions of each work in Milne's Pooh quartet. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Now We Are Six signed by A.A. Milne on the title page. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets with a touch of rubbing. Now We Are Six is signed by Milne on the title page. Also is an autographed letter signed from Milne on his letterhead attached to the inner box, which reads, "Dear Miss Ross, Here you are- and I'm so glad you liked Sarah Simple. Yours Sincerely A.A. Milne Of Course I remember you!" Housed in a custom full leather box by Zaehnsdorf. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. An exceptional set. Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame" (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new children's magazine. "On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of children's verses, one each day... 'There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin]... and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood.' He added more verses when he got home, enough for a book, and allowed some to be published in advance in Punch" (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in "a wonderful marriage of verse and vision. His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal" (DNB). When We Were Very Young is second issue, as usual, with page ix numbered.

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        Une vague de rêves

      Hors commerce 1924 - - Hors commerce, Paris s.d. (1924), 19x24cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à tout petit nombre de ce titré à part de la revue Commerce. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis Aragon à Philippe et Colette (Clément) sur ce texte fondateur du surréalisme. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Colette Clément avec son ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de couverture. Agréable et rare exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition printed to very few of this titled apart from the magazine Commerce. Precious autograph signed by Louis Aragon to Philippe and Colette (Clément) on this founding text of Surrealism. Origin: from Colette Clément's library with her ex-libris pasted on the back of the first cover. Pleasant and rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Eleventh Virgin

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1924. 312, [i]p., first edition, first printing, original blue cloth with minor edge wear and slight bumping of corners, spine lettering slightly dulled, previous owner's name (Martha Lauz) on front free endpaper in light pencil, minor crease to title page, a few pages printed slightly off-center, overall in very good condition. Autobiographical novel by the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, written at the age of 26 in the midst of an already tumultuous life before her conversion to Catholic pacifism. She regretted its publication and later sought to reclaim every copy she could find. Beginning from childhood, the novel incorporates Day's education and activism, experiences working at the Socialist Daily, the New York Call and the Masses (re-titled "The Flame" in the book), and deeply personal affairs including a portrait of Floyd Dell (as Hugh Brace), an account of an abortion, and a final monologue in which the central character realizes that her political activities and modern womanhood have distracted her from her truer goal of loving a man and becoming a mother. Walter Rideout lists this as one of three novels by "tired radicals" in the 1920s, placing it midway along Day's journey "From Union Square to Rome," as she described her path in an essay about her conversion. In his recent introduction to the book, Paul Bowers cites a passage from William Miller's autobiography describing Dorothy Day's feelings about the book half a century after its publication, in 1975: "She held out one book and asked, 'What should I do about this?' I knew the book. It was The Eleventh Virgin, her autobiographical novel. 'It's all true,' she said. It was a book I knew that she hated and would have rejoiced if every copy could have been consumed in flames and then be forever put out of her mind. But now she stood there, holding out to me one of the few copies left. I said nothing. Dorothy was controlled, but I could tell by the pale, taut look in her face that the business of turning all of this material over to me was a moment of great stress and pain for her. She was, in a way, confronting history."

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        Les Biches - INSCRIBED TO HIS PUBLISHER

      Au Ménestrel [.] Heugel, Paris 1924 - Piano and vocal score to the important French composer's ballet Les Biches, signed and inscribed by the composer on the half-title to the publisher, Jacques Heugel, and dated 1924. Poulenc has penned (translated from the French): "To monsieur Jacques Heugel with all my thanks for the lovely presentation of this score and my best wishes--Francis Poulenc, 1924." [PN] H. 28,730. 96 pp. Softcover. Stamped on the cover by Heugel Archives. Large tape repair to the spine, with tape exposed in the gutter; some edge wear and toning; overall very good. 9.75 x 12.25 inches (25 x 31.5 cm).In 1924, the 25-year-old Poulenc was commissioned by Diaghilev to compose a piece based on Glazunov's "Les Sylphides." Instead, the young composer produced a work based on the paintings of Watteau depicting Louis XIV and various women in his "Parc aux Biches." (The word biche is usually translated as "doe," an adult female deer, but "does" was used as a slang for coquettish women.) Poulenc described his work as "a contemporary drawing room party suffused with an atmosphere of wantonness, which you sense if you are corrupted, but of which an innocent-minded girl would not be conscious." Diaghilev recognized the great potential of the ballet and produced it for the 1924 Ballet Russes season, bringing Poulenc into the forefront of French music. In "The Rest is Noise" (2007), Alex Ross notes that "Poulenc would write more substantial scores - he had the richest, most surprising career of any of Les Six - but Les Biches retains its nasty champagne kick after all these years." Jacques Heugel (1890-1979), the third generation to run the venerable Éditions Heugel, was responsible for bringing some of the most important French composers of the early twentieth century under the publisher's wing. The composers he brought to the publisher included Georges Auric, Reynaldo Hahn, Francis Poulenc, Franz Schmitt, Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud and André Jolivet.

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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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        History of the Oregon Country in Six Volumes by Scott, Harvey W.

      The Riverside Press 1924 - Six Volume Set. Clean text, tight bindings, red cloth over decorated boards, gold gilt lettering and decoration to front covers, Territory of Oregon seals on rear covers, deckled edges, few minor imperfections, knicks and scratches to covers, light wear to corners and edges, a handsome set of books. #456 of 500 limited edition sets, volume one signed by the author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works. Including The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine; The Island of Dr. Moreau; The War in the Air; The Shape of Things to Come; The Invisible Man; The First Men in the Moon.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924 28 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Stikeman Co. in blue half morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines gilt, two raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.The Atlantic Edition, limited to 1050 numbered sets signed by the author of which this is number 618. This is the best edition by a margin of the works of H. G. Wells. Scribners offered the set in regular cloth bindings but also as here in a spectacular binding done by the best American binders of their day. The cost presumably was prohibitive and very few sets seem to have been so bound.

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        E. H. Tielemans - Décorateur

      Les Éditions Gauloises 1924 Les Éditions Gauloises, Brüssel, 1924. 95 S. mit 1 aufgezogenem Porträtfrontispiz, zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und Tafeln, 14 aufgezogenen Bildern sowie 2 original signierten Radierungen von E. H. Tieleman, original kartoniert, quart, (Einband fleckig/Rücken mit Fehlstelle/Block gelockert) - Numer 8 von 50 Exemplaren, welches auf Japan-Papier, mit 20 Original-Radierungen gedruckt wurde / Dieser Band enthält vorwiegend erotische Entwürfe / Emil Tieleman war ein belgischer Maler, Graphiker, Buchillustrator, Exlibris- und Entwurfzeichner / Vollmer 446 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Erotik,Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften

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        Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (WITH MELVILLE'S INK SIGNATURE PASTED ONTO TITLE PAGE)

      Albert & Charles Boni, New York 1924 - 274 pages, from the Pequod Uniform Edition. Melville's autograph has been cut out of an unknown document and pasted on the title page. This book came from the library of Alvah Bessie, one of the Hollywood 10 blacklisted in the 1950s. Another volume from this same set has Bessie's ownership signature (dated 1926) and is offered here with the title above. Pictures available. Books show light wear and gilt titles on spine have faded. Record # 405807 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poirot Investigates

      UK: The Bodley Head, 1924. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie First Edition The Bodley Head 1924. Small and neat name inscription to fep. Unblemished throughout without the usual foxing or browning. Covers VG+, page block still square and tight.

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        The Works.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1924. 28 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Stikeman & Co. in blue half morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines gilt, two raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedowns, 18 volumes expertly rebacked still an excellent set beautifully bound. The Atlantic Edition, limited to 1050 numbered sets signed by the author of which this is number 618. This is the best edition by a margin of the works of H. G. Wells. Scribners offered the set in regular cloth bindings but also as here in a spectacular binding done by the best American binders of their day. The cost presumably was prohibitive and very few sets seem to have been so bound.

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        The Tietjens Tetralogy. Some do not; No more Parades; A Man could stand up; Last Post.

      Four volumes. First editions; 8vo; original green cloth boards. A rare complete set of the Tietjens tetralogy in dust jackets. Volume 1: Some Do Not, spine ends bumped, spine and white lettering to spine faded, some wear to extremities and an indentation across rear board. A little spotting to end papers and to foot of text block. No dust jacket. Volume 2: No More Parades, a fine copy with ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. No dust jacket. Volume 3: A Man Could Stand Up, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket, which has somw wear to the extremities and some loss to the top of the spine and one corner, rear panel a little dusty and a penned note to front fold in. Volume 4: Last Post, a fine copy with some spotting to end papers, no dust jacket. In December 2010, John N. Gray hailed the work as "possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English" and Mary Gordon labelled it as "quite simply, the best fictional treatment of war in the history of the novel".

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        The First Time in History: Two Years of Russia's New Life (August, 1921, to December, 1923).

      New York, NY: Boni and Liveright, 1924.. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED TO H. G. WELLS. Crown octavo, pp.249 [3]. INSCRIBED by the author to H. G. WELLS in black ink to front free endpaper: 'in memory of two good / conversations and in the hope / of some more / Anna Louise Strong / March 10 1924'. In publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Slight reading lean; gilt to spine oxidised. Good overall. An American political activist and later corresponding journalist in Europe, Strong travelled in Poland and Russia from 1921 for the American Friends Service Committee, later becoming Moscow correspondent for the International New Service. Including a preface by Leon Trotsky, her book justifies the terrible deprivations suffered by Russia during the Civil War and the first phases of the New Economic Policy.

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        NOVELS OF THE SISTERS BRONTË : EDITED BY TEMPLE SCOTT

      John Grant, Edinburgh 1924 - Twelve volumes. Demy 8vo (22cm). Sixty-six photographic and print reproduction plates including frontispieces. Original publisher's cloth; lettered and decorated in gilt to spine; in their dust-jackets; top edges dark green except for two volumes with uncut gatherings and thus no colour; a fine set, hard to find in dust-jackets. The complete novels of the inimitable Brontë sisters, includingElizabeth Gaskell's biography, unusual in dust-jackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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