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        Building Plans and Elevation for G. J. Zett, locksmith, between Howard St. and Natoma St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, April - May 1924. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper, including a hand colored dated elevation. Sheet size primarily 24" x 36". 6 sheets. Job #135. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        SELECTED BINDINGS FROM THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY THIRTY-EIGHT PLATES IN COLOUR. WITH INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIONS.

      American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Cambridge 1924 - First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies. (S-K 960; not in Brenni). The Gennadius collection contained books having a connection, direct or indirect, with Greece and the Greek people. However, it also contained 600+ historic and artistic bindings which show ".the art of bookbinding through some of its most definitely recognised stages.". The earliest binding in this catalogue is from the 15th century, but the library was rich in early Venetian bindings and gold-tooled French bindings from the 16th & 17th centuries. Superbly illustrated catalogue. The 38 plates are done in brilliant chromolithography and describe books such as a 15th-century Venetian calf binding, a number of Greek monastic bindings, bindings by Clovis Eve, Antoine Ruette, Derome, Padeloup, Mearne, and others. Ink inscription in corner of free endpaper. 4to., cloth. vii, 33 pages followed by the plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Novels of the Sisters Bront?

      Edinburgh - John Grant8.5 by 6xvii, 500; 302; 354 & 348; xi, 422 & 406; 458 & 471; xi, 378; xiii, 405 & 372; xviii, 526pp., 1924 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set in great condition. Twelve volumes in original green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spines. All theplates are collated complete. Many of the pages are still uncutThis is a highly desirable set of the Bront sisters novels, with Charlotte Bronts biography by Elizabeth Gaskell. The Thornton Edition is generally recognised as the finest twentieth century collected edition. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm with the boards and text blocks securely attached. There is some minor wear, including slight bumping orrubbing. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling marks andthe odd spotin places. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Analecta ordinis minorum capuccinorum (2 vols) volumen XL 1924-25-26/volumen XXXVII 1921-22-23

      Curia generalis, 1924. in4 Relié

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        Almanac de les Arts. Sabadell

      Joan Sallent, Sabadell 1924 - 4º, 2 vols. (194 p., 245 p., en gran papel, con grabados negro y color, láminas negro y color en papel couché. Ejemplares núms. 204 y 244. Media piel, nervios, florones. Corte superior dorado. Ejemplar impecable. Magnífica edición de este bellísimo almanaque "noucentista", editado por la prestigiosa imprenta de Joan Sallent, de Sabadell, que lo ofrece a su ciudad como una ofrenda para el goze espiritual. Contiene textos literarios en prosa y en verso acompañados de hermosas y cuidadas ilustraciones en color de J. Vives, J. Vila Arrufat, J. Bassa, Grapa, Bohem, R. Marlet, J. Martí, F. Planes, etc., así como partituras musicales. Todo impreso con la calidad y refinamiento propio de la corriente novecentista y de la impecable maestría de la imprenta Sallent. Almanaques. Sabadell. Arte catalán. Dibujo catalán. Grabados. Almanacs. Catalan art. Catalán drawing. Engravings.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        The Black Soul.

      London, Jonathan Cape, 1924 - Octavo. Original black cloth, blue paper title label to spine, top edge stained black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Mild partial browning to endpapers, tips very lightly rubbed but an excellent copy in the somewhat tanned dust jacket missing very small pieces at the ends of the rather darkened spine panel. First Edition First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Jack Lyne with affectionate regards from Liam O'Flaherty". The author's second book - not common inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A magician among the spirits

      Harper, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. In Good+ condition. Dulling to cloth and gilt stamping. Rubbing to boards, wear to corners and spine ends. Cloth shows light evidence of damp staining, as does the side edge of the page block, with the tide marks bleeding the yellow topstain into some pages. Title page shows discoloration to top and bottom edges; else contents are very good, with clean text, though lightly age toned. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Works In Progress, Indian Camp in The Transatlantic Review, Volume I, Number 4, April, 1924

      NY: Thomas Seltzer, Inc., 1924. Magazine. VG. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Entire issue, in original off-white wraps with blue lettering, modest soiling, a few minor, small closed tears at yapp-ends, some common toning of pages related to poor quality of printing paper. Overall a very presentable copy of this scarce issue, the first to which Hemingway contributed, and one of three which actually included a short story by the American author and adventurer. A segment from what would become James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake is also included in the issue. Housed in archival bag with stiff backing..

      [Bookseller: Legacy Books II]
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        La Maîtresse servante -

      Lapina 1924 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin bleu pétrole. Dos à 5 nerfs avec date au talon. Toutes tranches dorées. Coupes et coiffes filetées. Encadrement de bordure intérieure ornée d'un listel de maroquin ocre, alternance de pastilles vertes et points dorés, fer doré dans les angles, double encadrement de filets dorés. Gardes de soie argent ornées de motifs gris et blancs. Double garde de papier marbré. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Charles Lanoë. Intérieur parfait. Magnifique exemplaire TIRAGE LIMITE à 425 exemplaires, dont 25 hors-commerce. Celui-ci un des 35 imprimés sur Chine comportant chaque illustration en plusieurs états, jusqu'à 6 pour certaines ( et non seulement 2 comme annoncé à la justification), ainsi qu'une aquarelle ORIGINALE signée G. Balande, un dessin calque à la mine de plomb reprenant La Danse ainsi qu'une Lettre autographe signée de l'illustrateur: "Je suis très heureux que vous possédiez un exemplaire sur Chine de La Maîtresse servante que j'ai illustré qui sera le seul dans ce genre.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        A Passage to India

      London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924 First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page, uncommon in a trade edition. A near fine copy with some wear to the spine ends, spine slightly dimmed, light rubbing on the corners, minor offsetting to pastedowns, bookplate of former owner to front pastedown, bright and clean pages. A Passage to India is one of Forster's most successful novels and the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1924. Set in British India during the 1920's independence movement, the story is a symbolic criticism of British colonialism interwoven with lengthy descriptions of India's natural physical beauty and mystique. A Passage to India was Forster's last novel published during his lifetime.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Siam

      London: Alexander Moring Limited, The De La More Press, 1924. (THAILAND) Third Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With 153 Illustrations and a Map. xii, 396; [x], 320 pp. Red cloth, with gilt stamped elephant on covers. Fine in very slightly chipped white pictorial dust jacket

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        POEMA MANUSCRITO Y FIRMADO DEL POETA JOSE ZORRILLA: PROFILAXIS (El poema del tísico de Valladolid).

      - Poema manuscrito y firmado de José Zorrilla compuesto por 17 hojas todas manuscritas de la mano del poeta. El poema fue publicado dentro de sus poemas sueltos con el nombre de Tisis Poética, el Doctor y yo, El poema del Tísico. Existen variantes entre el manuscrito y el texto publicado, versos suprimidos o sustancialmente modificados. El manuscrito lleva varias tachaduras y correcciones. En el poema publicado hay algunos añadidos que no aparecen en el manuscrito. Acompaña carta manuscrita del abogado Julio de las Cuevas, fechada el 18 de octubre de 1924 en el que certifica que el poema está en su poder desde 1886, entregado por el propio José Zorrilla , hallándose hospedado en el palacio de la condesa de Guadaqui, que junto con la Duquesa de Medinaceli contribuian a que el gobierno le concediera una pensión, como Cánovas se opuso ambas damas le otorgaron de su bolsillo una pensión de 15.00 pesetas anuales. En una de las visitas que le hacía este abogado Zorrilla le entregó como recompensa a sus servicios el borrador de este poema dedicado. Indica también que un librero de Nueva York le intentó inutilmente comprar este manuscrito a través del consulado de los Estados Unidos en Barcelona. (54793).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        WENDINGEN

      Amsterdam. 1924.. Sixth series, number six. Oblong quarto. Open sewn decorated wrappers. Photographs. Wrappers lightly used at extremities, lower 5cm of spine split, otherwise a very good copy. A very important issue devoted to "Eileen Gray Meubelen en Interieurs," with an essay by Jean Badovici, and an introductory note by Jan Wils. Badovici's essay, and this number of WENDINGEN, contributed significantly to the growing reputation of the pioneering Irish-born, Paris expatriate modernist designer and architect. Badovici was a participant in the founding of Gray's Paris exhibition space / atelier, Galerie Jean Désert.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Land That Time Forgot (SIGNED early print hardback)

      Grosset and Dunlap, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: St. John, J. Allen. Signed by Author. ~~SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO FLY-LEAF 'To Z ... Up De Graff with best wishes Edgar Rice Burroughs June 16 1928'~~ VG- early print Grosset and Dunlap hardback with red boards, illustrated by J. Allen St John in fine style, frontispiece and 3 plates. Copyright page states 'Published June 1924' without reference to reprints. List of 15 Burroughs titles to rear. Minor splash marks to lower front edge of board, very minor marks to rear, ex-libris stamp to reverse of front end-paper bearing author's inscription, spine ends rubbed a little, else near VG bright and tight. A quite exceptional signed early hardback printing from this sought after author. More 1st's by Burroughs available. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Illustrator: St. John, J. Allen. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 040490..

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        Die Kommunistin. Organ der Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands (Sektion der Kommunistischen Internationale). Herausgegeben vom Frauenreichssekretariat. Gegründet unter ständiger Mitarbeit von Clara Zetkin.

      Berlin, VIVA Vereinigung Internationaler Verlags-Anstalten GmbH, 1922 - 1924. - Sammelband mit den Ausgaben: 4. Jg., 1922: 1-24 (1.1.-15.12.) und der Sonderausgabe zum Internationalen Frauentag. Kompletter Jahrgang mit 192 S.; 5. Jg., 1923: Nr. 1-19 (1.1.-1.10). 152 S.; 6. Jg., 1924: Nr. 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17. - Die Nr. 1 für "Februar/März", Nr. 16 und 17 jeweils mit Monatsangabe Dezember. - Mit zahlr. Zeichnungen und Holzschnitten von Käthe Kollwitz, Fritz Hampel, Peter Stecher u. a. HLwd. d. Zt. Folio. 31 x 24 cm. Die Hefte des 6. Jg. jeweils mit 4, bzw. 8 Seiten Umfang; ob der 5. Jahrgang komplett mit den 19 Ausgaben bis zum 1.10. ist, konnte ich nicht verifizieren; der 6. Jg. startet mit der Nr. 1 als Februar/März Ausgabe, eventuell wurde die Zeitschrift während der Hyperinflation in den letzten Monaten des Jahres 1923 nicht herausgegeben. - Insgesamt recht gut erhalten, die Nummern des letzten Jahrgangs tls. etwas knapp beschnitten. Bitte beachten Sie: Wir sind bis 12.01.2014 im Urlaub, der Versand kann erst ab 13.01.2014 erfolgen! - Please note: As we are in holidays your order can't be shipped before 13/01/2014! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Proletarier. Kommunistische Zeitschrift (bzw.: Monatsschrift) für revolutionären Klassenkampf. Jahrgang 1925. 1. Heft/November 1924 bis 10. Heft/Oktober 1925. Und Jahrgang 1926. Heft 1/Januar 1926 bis Heft 12/Dezember 1926. - Zusammen 19 Hefte in 2 Bänden (komplett).

      Buchhandlung für Arbeiter-Literatur 1924-1925, Berlin - Gr.-8vo. Mit einigen Abb. 227 S.; 2 Bl., 251 S. OHlwd. m. goldgeprägt. Deckeltitel u. schwarzem Rückentitel. Roter Kopfschnitt. Vollständige zwei Jahrgänge nach dem Wiedererscheinen im November 1924. Jahrgang 1926 mit 2 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis. Heft 2/3; 4/5; 8/9 als Doppelnummer. - Sämtliche Artikel unter Pseudonymen erschienen: Sirius, Adam (Scharrer?), Fedor Günther (=Ludwig Barbasch), A. Sigrist (=Schwab?), F. Struggler, Krune, F. Steinhauer, Max Hempel (=Jan Appel), Moses, Jack London, Janus, Simplizi, Karl Schlicht, Willibald Schwartau, Franz Buckow (=Pinkowski), Richard Petersen (=Erich Kunze), Megaphon, N. Insarow etc. - Rücken etw. fleckig. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Von guter Erhaltung. - Außerordentlich selten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Arbeiter-Literatur. Jahrgang I. Nr. 1-12 u. Sonderheft. (alles Erschienene). 2 Bände.

      Verlag für Literatur und Politik (1924), Wien - Gr.-8vo. Mit 4 Illustrationen. 5 Bl., 1150, 133 S., 1 Bl. OPp. m. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Roter Kopfschnitt. Mit Beiträgen von Clara Zetkin, Erich Mühsam, Max Herrmann-Neisse, Franz Jung, Wladimir Majakowski, Leo Trotzki, Karl August Wittfogel u.a. - Kanten gering berieben. Papierbedingt durchgehend etw. gebräunt. Wohlerhaltene Bände. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Li. Begleitet durch Radierungen, Aquarelle und Handzeichnungen von Emil Orlik

      Bln., Eigenbrödler Vlg. [1924].. 5 Bll., 78 S., 4 Bll. Mit 5 Orig.-Radierungen u. 24 (dav. 8 farb.) Taf. nach Aquarellen, Zeichn. u. Rad. von Emil Orlik. OLdr. m. Goldpräg. u. Vollgoldschn. in OSchuber. EA Mit 5 Original-Radierungen in der Aufmachung der 125 numerierten Exemplare. Dieses Exemplar jedoch weder numeriert noch signiert. Der reich vergoldete Ganzlederband wurde ebenfalls von Orlik gestaltet. Die Gesamtauflage betrug 1000 Expl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        When We Were Very Young / by A. A. Milne [With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard].

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1924 - . . . First US Edition. Limited Edition - One of the "Special Edition" of 500 large paper copies (one of the 400 unsigned copies). . . . Octavo - about 8.25 x 5.5" (21 x 14cm). Bound in the publisher's original binding of quarter green cloth over cream paper-covered boards with black lettering and color vignettes to the upper and lower boards, and with impressions only of the (formerly gilt) lettering to spine. Cream pictorial endpapers. Top edges stained blue, others untrimmed. pp. [i-viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv] 1-100 [101-102]. Printed in the United States of America. . . . Illustrated by E. H. Shepard with over 120 black and white illustrations in line (including a pictorial title page decorated with vignettes repeated from 'Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy-Blue'), and color designs to the upper and lower boards (repeating the title page design without the publisher name). Interestingly, in this first American edition Shepard is not credited on the title page, but just mentioned in Milne's introduction. . . . The first of the immensely popular series of children's books featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. Includes an introduction (Just Before We Begin) and the following verses: Corner-of-the-Street, Buckingham Palace, Happiness, The Christening, Puppy and I, Twinkletoes, The Four Friends, Lines and Squares, Brownie, Independence, Nursery Chairs, Market Square, Daffodowndilly, Water-Lilies, Disobedience, Spring Morning, The Island, The Three Foxes, Politeness, Jonathan Jo, At the Zoo, Rice Pudding, The Wrong House, Missing, The King's Breakfast, Hoppity, At Home, Summer Afternoon, The Dormouse and the Doctor, Shoes and Stockings, Sand-between-the-Toes, Knights and Ladies, Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy-Blue, The Mirror, Halfway Down, The Invaders, Before Tea, Teddy Bear, Bad Sir Brian Botany, In the Fashion, The Alchemist, Growing Up, If I Were King, and Vespers. . . . Good+ Condition - the cover is soiled and rubbed, spine sunned and creased with gilt completely gone and impressions only of lettering remaining, corners bumped and worn to boards, head/foot of spine bumped with short tears, denting and chipping to paper along board edges, a bit cocked, some soiling to endpapers, some abrasions along edges of front endpapers (several small areas just along the edges where the papers were at some point stuck together then pulled apart, due to binder's overgluing endpapers and some glue seeping out along edges), page corners bumped near front and rear, blue top edge stain intrudes slightly into top margin of most pages, some protruding page edges browned (and occasionally dented), cracked between a few gatherings with webbing exposed but holding fine, some occasional minor offset of ink to facing pages, some occasional light brown spots along gutter (at tips of binding threads), one or two corner creases, one or two half inch marginal closed tears, quite clean with just an occasional light smudge and small mark within. . . . Reference: Haring-Smith C37. . . . Additional photos available, please just ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Under the Willow Books]
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        Oeuvres Stendahl - 68 Volumes

      Le Livre Du Divan, Paris 1924 - These are 68 volumes of works by and about Stendahl published by "Le Livre Du Divan" in Paris in the 1920's and 1930's. This is a limited edition on "Verge Lafuma". All bound in grey soft covers with very good and clean spines and covers. One volume has a detaching front cover. The volumes included are: "Correspondance" in 10 vols.; "Journal" in 5 vols.; "Ecoles Italiennes de Peinture" in 3 vols; "Memoires D'un Touriste" in 3 vols.; "Histoire de la Peinture en Italie" in 2 vols.; "Chroniques Italiennes" in 2 vols.; "Romans et Nouvelles" in 2 vols.; "Lucien Leuwen" in 3 vols.; "Vie de Rossini" in 2 vols.; "Le Rouge et Le Noir" in 2 vols.; "Melanges de Litterature" in 3 vols.; "Melanges de Politique et D'Histoire" in 2 vols.; "Theatre" in 3 vols.; "La Chartreuse de Parme" in 2 vols.; "Courrier Anglais" in 5 vols.; "Napoleon" in 2 vols.; "Promenades dans Rome" in 3 vols.; "Melanges Intimes et Marginalia" in 2 vols.; "Pensees" in 2 vols.; "Lettres a Stendahl" in 2 vols.; Single vols.: "Idees Italiennes"; "Voyage Dans le Midi."; "Melanges D'Art"; "Pages D'Italie"; "Racine et Shakspeare"; "Moliere, Shakspeare."; "Vies de Haydn, de Mozart."; "Souvenirs D'Egotisme". Many pages are still uncut."Etablissement Du Texte Et Preface Par Henri Martineau". These 68 volumes are out of about 83 volumes of the complete set. Postage to Europe will be about $180.00. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Books of Boston]
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        Harmonies". Intérieurs de Ruhlmann *

      A. Morancé, Paris (1924). - En feuilles 28 x 24, sous cartable à lacets demi toile rouille, couverture imprimée bicolore. Quasi neuf, non coupé. 40 planches volantes en noir, sépia ou couleurs, ces dernières rehaussées de pochoir. Remarquable référence sur le mobilier et agencement du célèbre ensemblier décorateur, l'ouvrage étant qui plus est d'une rare fraîcheur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Der Spiegel. Jahrbuch des Propyläenverlages.

      Propyläen, Berlin 1924 - 159 Seiten. zwischengeschaltete Tafeln, 1 Original-Radierung, goldgeprägter OHLdrbd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration, 31,5 cm. Mit eigenhändiger Signatur von Lovis Corinth auf einer eingebundenen Originalradierung. - Nr. 47 von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit der Radierung von Lovis Corinth. Die farbige Deckelillustration stammt von Emil Orlik. - Einband minimal berieben; gutes, frisches Exemplar. 1000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        ESSAYS

      The MacMillan Company, New York 1924 - First Printing of the New and Revised Edition. Original green cloth-backed brown paper boards with a paper label on the front cover and on the spine. Copy #114 of only 250 numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the limitation leaf. Owner name on front endpaper. Some wear to corners, spine label soiled. About Very Good, lacking the scarce slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Shall We Commit Suicide?

      New York: Eilert Printing Company, Inc., 1924. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very good. This scarce, original 1924 pamphlet contains a prescient and grim discussion of the potential horrors of future warfare and advocacy for the League of Nations for international standards of "sanity and hope". Among the issues discussed by Churchill is the prospect of biological warfare: "A study of Disease - of Pestilences methodically prepared and deliberately launched upon man and beast - is certainly being pursued in the laboratories of more than one great country. Blight to destroy crops, Anthrax to slay horses and cattle, Plague to poison not armies but whole districts - such are the lines along which military science is remorselessly advancing." The pamphlet is introduced with an exhortation on the front cover by Charles W. Eliot, Harvard University's longest serving president and a noted supporter of progressive movement causes: "This Statement of the English Winston Churchill, in view of the actual and prospective destructive agencies available in war, should be placed forthwith in every American household." This pamphlet measures 8 x 3.5 inches and is 11 pages in length, wire-stitched with paper covers. Condition is very good overall, marred only by toning and chipping to the top .75 inch of the pamphlet. Every indication is that the pamphlet was for some long time stored with all but the top .75 inch protected, likely inside another book. the binding staples are tight and free of rust. All but the top portion of the pamphlet is crisp, clean, and bright. Churchill's article originally appeared in the September 1924 issue of Nash's Pall Mall and was subsequently reproduced in Thoughts and Adventures (1932). The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A74.1, Woods A33.

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        "UNDER THE PYRAMIDS" [novelette]. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (AMsS). 34 pages, handwritten on the rectos of 34 sheets of white 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper with recycled typed and handwritten business and personal letters on the rectos. Undated, but written in late February 1924

      The manuscript has some wear at edges, but overall is in excellent. condition. Accompanied by a fragment of an undated two-page letter. handwritten by Lovecraft on both sides of a single sheet, salutation. and conclusion clipped away, but perhaps to Frank Belknap Long, in. which Lovecraft says he is "working like hell on the Houdini thing --. it's a fearful job..." and, in postscript at top, "just finished it!. SHOCKING climax! Now to type!" Verso has two small sketches (the. Pyramids and on the Golden Road to Samarkand) which illustrate two. short limericks, unpublished no doubt. (#108232). Lovecraft was commissioned by WEIRD TALES owner J. C. Henneberger to ghostwrite this story for Harry Houdini, part of a big push he was making to revive the magazine's sagging fortunes one year after its debut. He wrote it in a hurry during the last week of April, 1924, as he was preparing to marry Sonia Greene; lost the typescript in a train station; then had to spend the first two days of his honeymoon retyping it from the manuscript which he had providentially brought with him. The story, retitled "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs," ran in three consecutive issues, May, June and July (sharing space with "The Loved Dead," a tale of necrophilia by C. M. Eddy which had been rewritten by Lovecraft; it alarmed some authorities and prompted editorial caution in WT which later hampered some of HPL's efforts. He was paid $100 for "Under the Pyramids," a high-water mark for a piece of fiction by him. Written in the same year (1924) as THE SHUNNED HOUSE, this is, beneath the veil of its Egyptian "color," another story, like THE SHUNNED HOUSE, about monsters in a graveyard. For that, after all, is what the pyramid is, what the surrounding district is, what the hero realizes the whole country is. "All these people thought of was death -." Just as THE SHUNNED HOUSE reduces the motif of burial down to its modest minimum (the tomb of one ancestor under the basement of a small run-down house in a small run-down city); so does "Under the Pyramids" inflate it to its grandiose maximum: a pyramid, symbol of the most venerable bloodline of Western culture. Undoubtedly, Lovecraft himself understood the difference between these two efforts, one a bit of hired hackwork to keep the pot boiling, the other an ambitious and thoughtful master work. In letters to Frank Belknap Long around this period (SL1, #163, 164, 166, 172), HPL explains that the idea for the story began with a yarn told to Henneberger by "this bimbo Houdini" (p. 312), which, after some research, HPL determined to be "all a fake" (p. 317). This probably encouraged him to embellish it without restraint -- once he got started writing the piece, which was due March 1. As of Feb. 25 he hadn't started. "I went the limit in descriptive realism in the first part, then when I buckled down to the under-the-pyramid stuff I let myself loose and coughed up some of the most nameless, slithering, unmentionable HORROR that ever stalked cloven-hoofed through the tenebrous and necrophagous abysses of elder night." (p. 326) To retype the story, the honeymooners rented (for $1) a typewriter at the Hotel Vendig in New York and HPL typed while his bride dictated from the manuscript -- "a marvelous way of speeding up copying, and one which I shall frequently employ in future, since my spouse expresses a willingness amounting to eagerness so far as her share of the toil is concern'd. She has the absolutely unique gift of being able to decipher the careless scrawl of my rough manuscripts -- no matter how cryptically and involvedly interlined." (p. 332). (In truth, HPL's handwriting is not especially hard to decipher.) HPL must have been pleased at the setting for his assignment, returning him, as it did, to the scene of his childhood's first literary obsession, the Arabian Nights. Of course, that's only one section in the trackless wastes of Egypt's history, and the narrator's voyage up the Nile into its Canopically-preserved heart of darkness finds him penetrating down and down through the layers of that history: Anglo-American, Napoleonic, Saracenic, Greco-Roman, Pharaonic -- and Beyond. He finally reaches that ultimate layer, found in so many of his stories, of a primordial past of monstrous gods, hinted at by rumors of atavistic survivals and glimpsed in moments of agonizing revelation. We also see in the story an archaeology of Lovecraft's literary influences (the M. R. Jamesian voice of dry scholarship, establishing credibility; the fabled Eastern landscapes of Dunsany, establishing mood and expectation; and, in the climax, the secret atavistic rites of Machen, establishing psychological resonance). Looking beyond these we see those thematic and stylistic qualities which complete the mixture now commonly known as Lovecraftian. A tour of the various levels of meaning in the story, however casually its author may have approached its composition, takes us through important regions of personal, generic and archetypal significance. The looming prospect of marriage, an unexpected and ill- fated adventure, given Lovecraft's eternal boyhood, could well have inspired some of the nightmare imagery in the story, with its obvious sexual overtones: the bound and gagged hero must descend through a long shaft to an immense subterranean space at one end of which is glimpsed the opening of yet another ominous shaft ("the foul aperture," "the noxious aperture"), big enough to fit a house in, as the narrator notes. Old words for "house" form the etymological sources of both "husband" and "pharaoh." The one would represent to HPL a side of himself as the sacrificial victim being dragged to the altar. The other identifies the chief villain in the story, the evil pharaoh Khefren (bearing an uncanny resemblance to the guide who lured him to his doom) who, with his evil consort Queen Nitocris, presides over the unholy assemblage of monsters making sacrifice to the chief monster of them all. As a voluntary bridegroom, HPL would become both the sacrificial victim and the officiating priest. The loss of the typescript, with its resulting diversion of the author's attention away from his bride to a typewriter, would surely have prompted his analyst (if he'd had one) to label the accident a slip of the hand intended to mitigate this doom. On the level of literary genre, here again, in the shape of the pyramid, is the malignant castle or haunted house that resides at the center of the Gothic, blind guardian of "unwholesome antiquity," and framework for those subterranean passages, dank basements, hidden chambers, dungeons, oubliettes, hollow earths, fairy grottoes and ragged pits that form the setting for the hero's descent into the underworld, that climactic phase of his adventure, which we find so frequently in dark myth and weird tale. What the hero finds in that subterranean world reminds us of Lovecraft's inventiveness (allied no doubt to his learnedness) in the nitty-gritty phenomenology of supernatural horror. Building on accepted facts and popular traditions he gives us, in this case, three-dimensional hieroglyphs the size of skyscrapers; an army of soul-less zombie mummies whose souls have been weighed and found wanting; a shambling horde of reanimated composite animal/human mummies, three-dimensional counterparts of those painted chimeras in Egyptian frescoes; and the glimpse of a Thing that may have been the model for that life-size statue we know as the Sphinx. Ruling over them, as noted, are the necromantic pair, Khefren and Nitocris (one side of whose face has been eaten away by rats), coordinating their rites of worship to propitiate one of those buried Old Ones that under-gird the Lovecraftian mythos. The final payoff in "Under the Pyramid," as in THE SHUNNED HOUSE, is the glimpse of a buried something that only after the fact does the hero recognize as a part of the hole, a minor anatomical feature of the half-buried monster, whose overall shape is thus left for the reader's own half-buried fantasies to customize. Mindful of its upcoming serialization in WEIRD TALES, HPL has kept a running word count of the story and indicated the point where he thinks the story should be broken in two. WT editor Farnsworth Wright divided the story into three parts. Not a great piece of work, but noteworthy from a literary point of view, and of documentary value during this pivotal period of HPL's life, when he was about to get married, about to move to New York and form an in- the-flesh literary circle that would sustain him afterwards, and as he was putting down roots at the magazine that would be his most important market and of which he was about to be offered the editorship. (Reading note by Robert Eldridge) Accompanied by a fragment of an undated two-page letter handwritten by Lovecraft on both sides of a single 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sheet, salutation and conclusion clipped away, but perhaps to Frank Belknap Long. No date but internal evidence puts this at the end of February 1924, as he writes that he is "working like hell on the Houdini thing - it's a fearful job but I know Cairo by heart now!" A marginal postscript states: "just finished it! SHOCKING climax! Now to type!" Verso has two small sketches (showing the Pyramids and the Golden Road to Samarkand) accompanying two short poems, one a humorous limerick, the other a more stately quatrain, neither one listed in the Joshi bibliography. A charming endpiece to the saga of the "Pyramids."

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        L'ITALIA DIALETTALE. Rivista di dialettologia italiana diretta dal prof. Clemente Merlo.

      Simoncini 1924-1930 In-8 gr., bross., ca. 150 pp. cad. fascicolo. Fondamentale rivista per gli studi di dialettologia, diretta dal Maestro della Scuola Pisana, Clemente Merlo, con lavori di glottologi di fama, di valore documentario sempre elevatissimo. Offriamo una raccolta cosi' composta: prime 4 annate complete: 1924/25 (Anno I), in 2 fascicoli - 1925/26 - 1927 e 1928, ciasc. in 3 fascicoli annuali - 1929: scompleta, 2 fascicoli (manca n. I) - 1930: scompleta, 2 fascicoli (manca n. III) - 1941: solo fascicolo III + Supplemento II (Serie I), luglio 1940 contenente: PRATI A., "Voci di gerganti, vagabondi e malviventi. Studiate nell'origine e nella storia", pp. 227. Esempl. ben conserv.

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        Signed Reproduction of the First Fax Sent by Ranger of President Coolidge

      1924. unbound. Outstanding and historically important signed reproduction of the very first facsimile sent by Ranger -- a 5.5 x 3-inch image of President Calvin Coolidge, printed on heavy stock and captioned "FIRST PHOTORADIOGRAM - NOVEMBER 28, 1924." The image was mailed to a colleague in Uruguay, S.A. in December 1924, just days after the original was sent and is accompanied by a hand-typed note (in Spanish) that was attached to the verso of the facsimile. Translated in part: "I have been looking forward to receiving your letter from Le Janos Montevideo and am pleased to enclose some photographs of the first transmissions to have passed...and have signed it as you requested. There was great interest by the public regarding the radio photography. I was curious about the motive for why people have asked for them...but I have attributed it to a desire for one to own a Test. With my good sincere appreciation for your good wishes for our work...and my best wishes for the New Year." Ranger signed in fountain pen below the "facsimile" image of President Calvin Coolidge. Also included is a second photoradiogram, also sent on November 28, 1924, possibly of British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, which would have been transmitted from London to the United States upon receipt of the Coolidge image. It is signed beneath the Prime Ministers image. Very good condition. American electrical engineer and inventor of the first Fax machine and the magnetic tape recorder. He received an Academy Award in 1956. As a designer for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), Ranger invented the wireless photodiogram and sent a photograph of President Calvin Coolidge from New York to London on November 28, 1924. This became the first photo picture reproduced by trans-oceanic radio facsimile. Commercial use of Ranger's product began two years later. Despite Rangers incredible inventions he is virtually unknown and is quite rare in any form.

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        We

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company,, 1924. Authorized Translation from the Russian by Gregory Zilboorg. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities, gilt titles a little dulled. An excellent copy. First English language edition, first printing. A lovely copy, uncommon in such excellent condition. This remarkable novel had a tortured birth. A work of dystopian fiction written in the first few months of the Soviet Union by one of the revolution's chief engineers, no publisher in Russia dared to print an edition. It first appeared in a Czech translation in 1924 and in this tiny printing in the USA. The first readily available printing was of the French translation and it was in this form that both Huxley and Orwell discovered the novel without which neither Brave New World nor 1984 would have been as they were. Taking its title from the nation's motto - "I don't want to be I I want to be we" - the novel takes the form of an unauthorized diary of the engineer D-503, his struggle with the irrationality of the square root of minus 1, his subsequent mental and philosophical collapse, his illicit and doomed love affair, the state's modes of rehabilitation, and his eventual subordination. Not until Cape's edition in 1970 was this masterpiece published in the UK.

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        Mappe von Emil Palm. Vollständige Partitur. Handschriftliche Noten. 2 Varianten ca. 40 Seiten alles handschriftliche Noten.

      Palm,, Berlin, 1924 - 36 x 26 cm. Ca 20 Blatt lose. Bücher. 2000 g. R1Bx. (Pal). Guter Zustand / Good condition. Kleinere Mängel. Eingestaubt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        When We Were Very Young

      Methuen, London 1924 - HARDBACK - first edition - A near fine book with clean blue boards with a little pushing to the spine tips, lightly bumped corners. Gilt lettering and topstain is clean. The pages are clean and tightly bound. The correct blank endpapers show signs of offsetting. Small F.Shepherd Xmas 1924 name to the front endpaper. The d/w is a near fine example. Very slight chipping to the spine tips (not affecting the lettering) and to the flaps corners, to a lesser extent. A few marks to the front and rear panels and a lightly sunned spine, else a very nice example of a 1st impression d/w. Both book and d/w present very well. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ENGLISH PRINTERS' ORNAMENTS.

      - Pp. xii+292, frontispiece plus numerous plates within pagination (a few printed in red & black), index; med. 4to; qr. vellum, spine lettered in gilt, blue/grey papered boards, edges rubbed and corners worn, the fore-edges slightly fractured, spine slightly soiled at crown; t.e.g., others uncut; dust wrapper, soiled and worn, the edges quite chipped and torn, back panel detached (and with large piece torn from top edge), pieces torn from backstrip; scattered slight soiling, a couple of small edge splits; Grafton, London, 1924. Edition de Luxe, being one of 75 numbered copies on hand-made paper, signed by the author. *Also issued in a trade edition of 500 copies, with 4 fewer illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trentuna Fanatasie Bizzarre e Crudeli precedute dalla Diabolica Imagine di Niccolò Paganini e dall'Autoritratto dell'Uomo Pallido. (Trentasei Disegni inediti riprodotti in fotolitografia).

      Bottega di Poesia, Milano, Via del Monte Napoleone num. 14, MCMXXIV (1924). In folio (cm 33,5 x 42,5 circa), doppia antip. illustrata con "La diabolica immagine di Niccolò Paganini incisa in rame a punta secca da Alberto Martini" e con "L'uomo pallido", front. con vignetta incisa, al primo foglio bianco dedica manoscritta "Al cultore di D'Annunzio con grande simpatia.. settembre MCMXXXIV", ff. non numerati; come si riporta in apertura, nella "Dichiarazione della Tiratura", disegni in facsimile in fotolitografia coi torchi delle Officine Ricordi, sotto gli auspici di "Bottega di Poesia". L'edizione è curata da Alberto Martini; in fine d'opera si specifica "testi curati da Bertieri e Vanzetti. Leg. originale in cartone con punte, titoli e illustrazioni in nero al piatto. Alberto Giacomo Spiridione Martini (Oderzo, 1876 ? Milano, 1954) è stato un pittore, incisore e illustratore italiano, precursore del movimento surrealista. Soggiornò a Monaco (1898) e collaborò alla rivista "Jugend"; s'impose con le illustrazioni per "La secchia rapita" di Tassoni (1903) e col ciclo di disegni erotici "Parabola dei celibi" (1904-05), che presentano precoci spunti surrealisti; si dedicò quindi a Edgar Allan Poe (1909), dalla cui lettura ebbe un forte stimolo alle sue allucinanti invenzioni di quadri, acquerelli e pastelli; illustrò Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine. Negli anni Venti risiedette soprattutto a Milano, dove ebbe lo studio al n. 25 di via Solferino, e dove entrò in contatto con la "Bottega di Poesia", galleria d?arte, libreria antiquaria e casa editrice, e con cui pubblicò, nel 1924, dopo la serie dei "Misteri", le "Trentuno fantasie bizzarre e crudeli" e il "Tetiteatro" (studi e disegni per il suo progetto di un ?teatro sull'acqua?). La libreria "Bottega di Poesia" fu fondata da Walter Toscanini, Emanuele Castelbarco e Sandro Piantanida. Vi si svolgevano mostre e si realizzavano preziose edizioni per collane di poesia (da Bacchelli a Cardarelli), per inediti manzoniani, per fascicoli musicali (Walter, figlio di Arturo Toscanini, tentava un commercio intelligente di edizioni numerate e di lusso, che comprendeva dettagliate guide alle opere in programma alla Scala), e in questo contesto ben si inserirono le opere grafiche di Alberto Martini. Verso la fine degli anni venti, nonostante un attività grafica intensa, il Martini cominciò a soffrire di un senso di esclusione dall?ambiente artistico milanese, che si andava sempre più strutturando intorno al movimento del Novecento sostenuto da Margherita Sarfatti. Fu questa una delle ragioni che lo spinsero a trasferirsi a Parigi, convinto di trovare all?estero una maggior comprensione per la sua arte. Stabilitosi a Parigi nel 1928 ebbe modo di confrontarsi direttamente con l?ambiente dei surrealisti ma, pur pur da loro invitato a farne parte e pur ritenendosi un vero precursore di quel movimento, non volle mai ufficialmente farne parte, né partecipare alle mostre del gruppo, frequentando piuttosto la cerchia del famoso critico simbolista G. Kahn. Fu particolare amico di Tamara De Lempicka e del conte Emanuele di Castelbarco; fu un rappresentante esemplare ma solitario di quell'entourage artistico, invitante ed ambivalente, fatto di artisti, scrittori e avventurieri, proprio di personaggi come Jean Cocteau, Coco Chanel, Lothe, Poiret, Modigliani. Molte sue opere sono conservate nella pinacoteca di Oderzo a lui intitolata. Alcune sciupature alla legatura, nell'insieme si tratta di un esemplare ben conservato.

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        Comentarios al Codigo de Procedimiento Civil Venezolano

      1924. Scarce Commentary on the Venezuelan Civil Procedure Code in Force in the 1920s Borjas, Arminio. Comentarios al Codigo de Procedimiento Civil Venezolano. Caracas: Imprenta Bolivar, 1924. Six volumes. Complete set. Original printed wrappers bound into contemporary quarter cloth over patterned paper boards, gilt titles to spines. Some shelfwear and soiling, moderate browning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spine. * Only edition. This is a detailed commentary of the Venezuela's old code of civil procedure, which was replaced in 1986. OCLC locates copies in 7 North American law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress, Tulane, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, UT-Austin).

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        James Joyce. His First Forty Years

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc.,, 1924. Octavo. Original wavy-grain blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Cloth fresh. Spotting to edges of text block, title pages, and early leaves, light partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with some nicks and short splits and fraying at the ends of the spine panels. First edition, first printing. This was the first published book on Joyce and is still a classic biography which also prints numerous passages from his letters to, and conversations with, the author. Scarce in such nice condition.

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        Guide to China, with Land and Sea Routes Between the American and European Continents

      Tokyo: Japanese Government Railways, 1924. Very good original red cloth with bright gilt titles on front and spine that is faded only at the top edge. Thin hardcover boards in the style of Baedekers. Excellent color, folding maps, all present and fine. This thorough guide must have been helpful to the Japanese invaders of China a few years later. A very SCARCE guidebook of China with lots of photos of what it was nearly 100 years ago. The dustjacket is mostly present, poor but repairable. Pages cxxiv, 448. Very clean and tight inside. Protected in a clear, mylar dustjacket. . 2nd Edition, Revised . Illus. by 174 Illustrations, Mostly Photo, 31 Maps. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Ocean of stream of story//Katha-Sarit Sagara.

      Chas J.Sawyer Ltd. 1924-1928 Dieci volumi in 8°(17,5x25,5). Legatura .edit.t.t. nera con cornice a greca dorata sui piatti ove campeggia centrale Shiva che danza, al dorso titoli e la testa di un elefante impressi in oro..Ogni volume consta di circa pp.350 non rifilate di solo testo.intere collane di racconti...si compone di 22000 strofe e ricorda nel suo mondo religioso la natura superstiziosa della gente del Kashmir>>Diz.Opere Bompiani. Il contesto storico-geografico,etnico e letterario in cui si svolgono i racconti è esaminato da antropologi,etnologi,archeologi,storici,ecc. inglesi ma residenti per molto tempo in India.Nei volumi IX e X Addenda,Bibliografia(vastissima),Appendici, Tavole di correlazione,Indice alfabetico dei soggetti delle storie,Indice alfabetico dei jatakas (strofe) e altri indici. La traduzione in Inglese qui presentata del > è di Charles Tawney(1837-1922),grande espertodi Shakespeare nonchè Direttore della Pubblica Istruzione nelle province del Bengala e archivista dell'Università di Calcutta dal 1877 al 1881 e dal 1884 al 1885. Tawney conosceva oltre a diverse lingue europee anche il Sanscrito, l'Hindi, l'Urdu e il Persian. Per questo fu incaricato alla stesura e revisione di numerosi cataloghi per l'Indian Office Library dal 1897 al 1903 riguardanti non solo testi a stampa ma anche manoscritti in varie lingue locali.L'opera è uno specchio dell'India lasciato alla posterità e fu scritta da Somadeva tra il 1063 ed il 1081 d.C. su ordine di ANANTA ,Re del Kashmir, per consolare Suryavati, la Regina, che soffriva senza posa della morte del suo amato nipotino. .Belle copie con segnacolo seta,bella stampa e bella carta con taglio superiore in foglia oro. Tiratura limitata a sottoscrizione di 1500 Es.[ns.63]

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        LA CALLE DE LA TARDE por. Prólogo de Jorge Luis Borges. Ilustración de Nora Borges.

      J. Samet, Librero - Editor, s.a. (1924 o 1925 - en la cubierta pone 1924 a lápiz; en las fuentes que hemos consultado parece ahber duda sobre el año.), Buenos Aires - 13.2x18.7. 62pp. 1h. Dedicatoria autógrafa "Para Monterde G.Y. con amistad. Norah Lange"; el libro procede de la biblioteca del poeta mexicano Francisco Monterde. Lo de G.Y. no lo entiendo (aunque me informante tejano, B.F. dice que puede ser Garcia Icazbalceta, el 2º apellido, compuesto de Monterde. En la portadilla hay también una larga nota a lápiz, que empieza "Amigo Monterde: Le envío estos libros de Norah." Está sin firmar, pero parece ser de Ricardo E. Molinari por una referencia a "mi libro El Imaginario." Este es el primer libro de Lange y, si es de 1924, la segunda aparición de Borges e libro después de 'Luna de Enfrente' en 1923. Muy buen ejemplar. Muy raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Rústica, cubierta por Nora Borges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Year of Prophesying

      London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1924 First edition, first printing. Fine book with only some slight offsetting to endpapers in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears, some edge wear and chipping to spine and folds, and moderate soiling. Very scarce in jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Building Plans and Elevation for Ideal Laundry Co., for W. H. Woodfield, 399 7th St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1924. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 40". 19 sheets. Job #141. Located on NE corner of 7th and Harrison St., San Francisco. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        Excellent Autograph Letter Signed

      Paris: J.E.L., 1924 Laboureur, Jean Emile. [1877-1943]. French illustrator & engraver. One of the great Book Illustrators of the first half of the 20th century. Excellent Autograph Letter Signed. Paris: June 3rd, 1924. 8vo., 2pp. Addressed to Dutch Art Dealer, J. F. Van Deene. Laboureur is sending 11 prints to his correspondent which he describes & prices individually. An interesting & rare 'working' letter. "Your customer is pragmatically correct. The print 'Love In The Woods' is prepared not by a dry point but with a very light etching, as was nearly always the custom in France since the 19th century...." Signed in full & dated.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        RARE ENGLISH GLASSES of the XVII & XVIII Centuries. Introduction written by Bernard Rackham

      Geoffrey Bles N.d. c.[1924]. . 1st Ed. 4to. 268pp. 100 tipped in b/w. plates, 1 tipped in cold. plate. Marbled e.ps., original gilt lettered half leather with cloth boards, very minor wear, t.e.g. No. 21 of a Signed Limited Edition of 100 de Luxe Copies.& A substantial monograph based on the collections of the author and other private individuals. There are illustrations of 147 glasses, goblets, glass candlesticks, bowls etc..& A scarce work of reference. Additional postage may be necessary. US$800

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        The Writings of John Muir, in Ten [10] Volumes (Sierra Edition): The Story of My Boyhood and Youth & A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf; My First Summer in the Sierra; Travels in Alaska; The Mountains of California (Two Volumes); Our National Parks; The Cruise of the Corwin; Steep Trails: California, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, The Grand Canon [Canyon]; The Life and Letters of John Muir (Two Volumes)

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. No jackets. Minimal wear to corners. An exceptional set. Laid in are several related items: two newspaper articles (John Muir's House from the S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, which includes a map showing its location, and photos of the house and Muir; Tribute to Muir, 'First Ecologist' from a later issue of the same paper); a pamphlet entitled The Muir-Strentzel Ranch, published by the John Muir Memorial Association; and a pamphlet from the John Muir National Historic Site, which contains two stamped one-day permits for admission. 1924 Hard Cover. Complete in ten volumes. Copyrights 1916-1924. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt, photographic plates throughout. A complete collection of Muir's writings, from his boyhood to the end of his career as one of America's most renowned naturalists and ecologists. Muir founded the Sierra Club, hence the designation of this as the Sierra Edition (a Manuscript Edition was also released, which is considered the first edition of this collection). Reissue of BAL 14775.

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        IFIGENIA. (Diario de una Señorita que Escribío porque se Fastidiaba.)

      Casa Editorial Franco-Ibero-Americana,, Paris 1924 - 13x18. xv + 522pp. 3h. Frontis. No conserva las cubs. originales. Prólogo de Francis de Miomandre. Extensa, curiosa y cariñosa dedicatoria a una anterior propietaria. Refuerzos marginales en la hoja de respeto y frontis. El primer libro de la autora venzolana. Raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of John Muir, in Ten [10] Volumes (Sierra Edition): The Story of My Boyhood and Youth & A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf; My First Summer in the Sierra; Travels in Alaska; The Mountains of California (Two Volumes); Our National Parks; The Cruise of the Corwin; Steep Trails: California, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, The Grand Canon [Canyon]; The Life and Letters of John Muir (Two Volumes)

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. No jackets. Minimal wear to corners. An exceptional set. Laid in are several related items: two newspaper articles (John Muir's House from the S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, which includes a map showing its location, and photos of the house and Muir; Tribute to Muir, 'First Ecologist' from a later issue of the same paper); a pamphlet entitled The Muir-Strentzel Ranch, published by the John Muir Memorial Association; and a pamphlet from the John Muir National Historic Site, which contains two stamped one-day permits for admission. 1924 Hard Cover. Complete in ten volumes. Copyrights 1916-1924. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt, photographic plates throughout. A complete collection of Muir's writings, from his boyhood to the end of his career as one of America's most renowned naturalists and ecologists. Muir founded the Sierra Club, hence the designation of this as the Sierra Edition (a Manuscript Edition was also released, which is considered the first edition of this collection). Reissue of BAL 14775.

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        MOTION PICTURE MOODS For Pianists and Organists- A Rapid Reference Collection of Selected Pieces- Adapted To Fifty-Two Moods and Situtations

      New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1924. MOTION PICTURE MOODS For Pianists and Organists- A Rapid Reference Collection of Selected Pieces- Adapted To Fifty-Two Moods and Situtations- by Erno Rapee- G. Schirmer, Inc.- NY-1924- 1st Edition-1st Printing- Flexible Hardcover:- Large Heavy FOLIO- VG++/ no jacket as issued- original publisher's beige cloth over flexible boards, with green titles and scrollwork on cover and spine- light rubs, but clean, tight and square-Certainly on of the finest copies available!- RARE!- 678pp are lightly toned but clean, no tears or writing-grey endpapers- SEE PHOTOS- "A musical score/arrangement book created for the silent film era to be used with piano or organ accompaniment with the film. Various moods, quick reference guides on every page- brilliant! Rare- held by 12 World Cat Libraries- and fewer available to purchase!- Most copies on the net are either reprints or in bad condition with missing pages. Not this one. Non-fiction-music-arrangements-moods-silent film-Reference-piano-organ (3196) Overseas shipping will have additional costs due to the size and heavy weight of this book. Please inquire.. 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth. VG++/No Jacket as Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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