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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.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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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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        Maurice Barrès *

      1924. 1924 - Bois gravé original 25 x 18 {motif}, signé, daté et justifié sur 40 exemplaires à la mine de plomb. Légèrement insolé en marges. Belle composition brute, un rien cubisante.

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        The First (-Twentieth) Volume of the Wren Society

      Oxford: Printed for the Wren Society at the University Press, 1924-43. . 20 volumes. Original cloth backed printed boards, spines with black lettering. Complete with 18 frontispieces and 772 numbered plates, some with more than one subject to a page, others double page or folding, in addition to this volume XV with 104 pp. of photographic illustrations and volumes II and VI with 7 double sided leaves of illustrations. Some occasional light wear, but a very good set overall. In their own words: “The object and work of the Wren Society has been the elucidation of the career and achievements of the great architect, by searching out and publishing original drawings, documents and facts of proved authenticity relating to his life and works”. The compilers of this magnificent body of work drew upon numerous sources in its creation, most notably from the collections in All Souls, Oxford, the St. Paul’s Library, the Pepys Library and the Soane Collection. This set comprises the complete run of the work and bears the ownership inscription of one Frank J. Potter in the first volume, one of the original subscribers and a Fellow of the R.I.B.A. Indeed, the set was only issued to subscribers, of whom 289 are listed at the rear of the final volume, excluding those listed in memoriam.

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        Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen with Illustrations By Kay Nielsen

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, 1924. First edition thus. Beautifully designed, rare tangible. Oversize 9" x 11.5" gift book design. Dk. green, silk moire boards w/profusely ornate, gilt embossed decoration and titles, border, and spine design, lt. shelf wear, bump. The moire appears as a rich, wavelike sheen pressed onto the silk by engraved rollers. Fine cover design w/gilded Andersen memorial framed by two trees. Thick, heavy stock pages fine. Yellow endpapers decorated with white stylized heart and angels. Twelve mounted colour plates with captioned, protective pages, with more than forty monotone illustrations. Brilliant color images were prepared with integrated formal and informal borders; the informal borders are displayed in mille fleur. Full-page illustrations greet at each story w/richly detailed decoration, drawings throughout. A near fine example. Collection of sixteen classic tales includes: The Tinder Box; Great Claus and Little Claus; The Real Princess; The Hardy Tin Soldiers; The Flying Trunk; Ole Luk-Oie; The Swineherd; The Nightingale; The Snow Queen; The Red Shoes; The Shepherdess and the Chinmey-Sweeper; The Shadow; The Shirt Collar; The Bottle-Neck; The Elder Tree Mother; and, The Story of a Mother. Initiated by Nielsen in 1912 and first published in 1924. Hodder & Stoughton resumed publishing gift books w/illustrious artistic design, decoration and fine bindings in effort to resume this genre following World War I. Considered one of Hodder & Stoughton's very best from the Golden Age of Illustration, and in one of the most rare and desirable editions. Kay Rasmus Nielsen is regarded, with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, as a master of gift book illustration. He was born in Copenhagen of distinguished theatrical parents in 1886. In 1904, after considering a medical career, he left for Paris to pursue his passion for art, studying under J. P. Laurens at the Académie Julian. His greatest influences as a student were the Japanese woodcuts of Hokusai and Utamaro, and the black and white decorative line work of Aubrey Beardsley. He was lured from the profession of book illustration by Walt Disney, for whom he became an animator in 1939. Nielsen remained in Hollywood working as an actor, director, designer and muralist until passing in 1957. Printed in Great Britain for Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd., Banbury. 197 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Nielsen, Kay. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.

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        Sea Whispers

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. W. W. Jacobs is perhaps best remembered for his macabre tale The Monkey's Paw (published in 1902 in the collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge). However, the majority of his output was humorous in tone. His favourite subjects were marine life: "men who go down to the sea in ships of moderate tonnage" said Punch, reviewing his first collection of stories, Many Cargoes, which achieved great popular success on its publication in 1896. Sea Whispers was one of the last of Jacobs' published works. Here is a near fine copy of the first edition in a very good example of the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. The light blue cloth binding is bright and clean with only trivial wear at extremities. The contents are bright and tight with trivial intermittent spotting. All illustrations are present, though the tipped in plate at p.36 is loose. There is an inked previous owner's inscription on the ffep dated "xmas 1926". The white pictorial dust jacket is unclipped and bright, with only mild soiling. There are chips at the head of the spine to a depth of .25 inch, a few short closed tears, and light wear at the corners. The jacket has been neatly reinforced on the inside edges - invisible from the outside - and is now protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

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        Textes Cunéiformes, Tome VII: Lettres de Hammurapi a Samas-Hasir. 38 Planches. [AND:] La correspondance de Hammurapi avec Samas-Hasir. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner; Éditions Ernest Leroux, 1924.. Two volumes. Quarto. I. Plates: Pp. 8, plus 38, plates, printed by Gaillac-Monrocq, placed in original quarter cloth portfolio, bit worn and soiled. II. Text: Pp. 58. Bound in contemporary half cloth, gilt spine, with original printed wrappers bound-in. In a very good condition, fine plates. ~ First edition. Text volume first edition thus, first published in Revue d?Assyriologie, XXI, 1-2. Musée du Louvre, Département des Antiquités Orientales.

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        The Story of the Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route, from 1887 to 1922. 4 volume set

      VG : in very good condition. Minor rubbing to covers First Edition Green hardback cloth boards with black leather half binding and gilt titles and tooling 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xxxvi; 727pp; xx; 510pp; xvi; 454pp;49pp + 12 maps in slipcase. 12 coloured fold-out maps.

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        A Passage to India

      London: Edward Arnold & Co. 1924, London - 328 pp, 7 1/2" x 4 7/8". PP 326 to 328 are publisher's advertisements, integral. Dark red cloth boards, lettered in black on spine. Top and foredges trimmed; bottom edge of pages are rough trimmed. Spine very slightly faded, some wear to head of spine and tips without loss of cloth. Slight fading on the bottom half. of front cover. White endpapers with slight age-browning. No names or marks, not ex-library, original binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carolina Folk Plays: Second Series. Edited with an Introduction on Making a Folk Theatre

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1924 - Contains Thomas Clayton Wolfe's first play. Written for his dramatic writing course, the "Carolina Playmakers" taught by Frederick H. Koch. When it was produced in March 15 and 16, 1919 Wolfe played the hero, and with a photo of Wolfe in this role as Buck Gavin. Plays by Elizabeth A. Lay, Lucy M. Cobb, Erma and Paul Green and Frances Gray are included as is an appendix of a selected bibliography and list of productions of the "Carolina Playmakers" and a selected bibliography of "The Dakota Playmakers." Inscribed by Frederick H. Koch Raleigh 1924 on the front free-endpapers (WOLFE, THOMAS) First edition. Thomas Wolfe's first appearance in a book, following the separate publication of his "Crisis in Industry.". 8vo. 8 photographic illustrations including one which shows Wolfe portraying Buck Gavin, two woodcuts by J.J. Lankes and another by Mary De B. Graves. xxxiv, 173, [8, ads] pp. Original buckram, lettered in green. Fine in pictorial cream dust jacket, with small loss on top of front panel, with price change on front cover from $1.75 to $2.00. In blue cloth box and chemise. Preston p. 59; Seven Gables Bookshop "More First Books" 293 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESSAYS

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name on front endpaper. Some wear to corners, spine label soiled. About Very Good, lacking the scarce slipcase. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first editions, mixed printings

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Many consider the British edition, with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page, aesthetically superior the U.S. Offered here is a full set of all six British first editions, mixed printings. This set is notable for its excellent shelf presentation and much better than average condition. Volumes vary in condition from truly fine to very good+. Volume III Part 1, Volume III Part 2 and Volume IV are all first edition, first printing. Volume I is first edition fifth printing. Volume II is first edition fourth printing. Volume V - The Eastern Front - is the first edition second printing. There were only two first edition printings of The Eastern Front, the second occurring in the same month as the first printing and being identical in all respects but for the copyright page. All six volumes have superior blue cloth bindings with bright gilt and only minimal shelf wear. It should be noted that Volume IV, The Aftermath, shows a small amount of the bubbling to the cloth that is endemic to this particular edition. The contents are of special note. All six volumes have clean, bright, and tight contents. We find no spotting and no inscriptions. The only previous ownership mark is a bookplate on the ffep of The Eastern Front. Even the text block edges are unusually bright and free of spotting. The first four volumes are so crisp and bright internally that it is clear they have never been read. All maps and illustrations are present and all maps are properly folded (including the notoriously fragile folding map at p.368 of The Eastern Front). Additional images available upon request. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).g, A69.2(II).d, A69.2(III-1).a, A69.2(III-2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).b; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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        Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company. (1924). Reprint. Illustrations in color by Edna Cooke. Line drawings by Felix O.C. Darley. Spine a little sunned and the lettering a bit rubbed but readable, a very good copy. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.'s copy with his bookplate and juvenile pencil signature ("Joe Kennedy"). Kennedy was the oldest of the nine Kennedy siblings and was considered the scion of the family. His death in WWII propelled his brother John F. Kennedy into the family's political leadership role. It also prompted JFK to write a memoir of his brother, As We Remember Joe. A very uncommon signature. .

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        The World Crisis, set of four British first edition, later printings in the rare dust jackets

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Here is a jacketed, four volume set of British first edition, later printings of Churchill's history of the First World War, which he titled "The World Crisis." These four volumes comprise the history of the war years 1911-1918. Churchill published these first four volumes between 1923 and 1927. Two supplemental volumes followed in 1929 and 1931. These were The Aftermath covering the years 1918-1928 and The Eastern Front, which Churchill initially proposed as "separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." (Cohen, Vol. I, P.234) We can supply copies of these two supplemental volumes separately, upon request. The volumes in this set vary from fine to very good plus, the jackets from near-fine to very good minus. Volume I, 1911-1914, is the British first edition, fifth printing. It was published in 1924, 15 months after the first printing, and retains very similar appearance. The dust jacket's pale green color, spine, front face, and front flap are identical to the first printing, with the rear face adding a blurb for the 1915 volume and the back flap adding reviews of the 1911-1914 volume. The navy cloth binding is identical to that of the first printing, with the exception of a single gilt star added to the spine. Volume II, 1915, is the British first edition, fourth printing, published in 1923, less than two months after the first printing. Notably, the dust jacket is identical to that of the first printing, as is the navy cloth binding. The two 1916-1918 Volumes, Parts I & II, are the British first edition, third printing, published the same month as the first printing. The dust jackets are nearly identical to those of the first printing, differing only in replacement of the six-line blurb at the center of each front face with five lines of review quotes from Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. The volumes are bound in navy cloth identical to that of the first printing, though the volumes use thinner sheets than the first printing. The blue cloth bindings of all four volumes are square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt and only trivial wear to extremities. The contents of the two 1916-1918 volumes are especially bright with no spotting and clean page edges. In the 1916-1918 volumes we note only a tiny Paris bookshop sticker affixed to the front pastedown of each volume and some denting at the upper fore edge of Part 2, affecting the blank margins of pages 531-561. The contents of the 1911-1914 and 1915 volumes are bright with no previous ownership marks and spotting limited to the page edges and the first and final pages of the text, the spotting very light to the 1911-1914 page edges, which are age-toned, and heaver to the 1915 volume page edges. All four dust jackets are noteworthy for both scarcity and condition. The 1911-1914 dust jacket retains the pale green color on both faces, with typical spine toning. The only noteworthy loss is at the spine head, extending to a maximum depth of .5 inch. There is fractional chipping to corners, spine tail, and the top edge of the front face as well as a faint L-shaped stain on the front face where another book or rectangular object once lay against the dust jacket. The 1915 dust jacket is an excellent example, highly complete with only fractional chipping at extremities and minor toning to the spine. The 1916-1916 dust jackets show shallow chipping to the spine ends and the upper edges to a maximum depth of .25 inch. Both 1916-1918 jacket spines are mildly toned with a few faint moisture stains. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Fully jacketed, first printing, six-volume sets today - on the rare occasions they are available - command a premium price well into five figures. This unique set offers the collector the rarity and prestige of first edition dust jackets for the four war years volumes at a fraction of that price. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).g, A69.2(II).d, A69.2(III-1&2).c; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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        Illuminated manuscript on vellum, The Eve of St. Agnes

      London: Alberto Sangorski,, 1924–5. Quarto (277 × 232 × 22 mm). Fine binding, unsigned but probably by Alberto Sangorski, of turquoise levant morocco, covers with gilt fillet and gilt dotted outer borders, upper cover with an onlaid brown morocco strip border enclosing an inner panel border of continuous gilt tooled flower and leaf spray tooling with small red morocco onlays and gilt dots, gilt heart-shaped corner ornaments, a large inner panel of identical tooling in blind with small white onlays and small dots, lower cover undecorated save for the outer border; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered in one compartment, a decorated gilt panel in the rest; board edges with single gilt fillet, turn-ins with gilt fillets and gilt dotted line, doublures and free endpapers of brown watered silk, interleaved with doubled white satin, gilt edges; pale blue full morocco folding box, lettered in gilt. Illuminated manuscript on thick vellum, 15 leaves plus one blank fly-leaf each at front and back (27 numbered pages plus colophon page), on linen guards, written in an upright semi-gothic book hand in black, title in red within a full ornamental border incorporating an oval miniature portrait of Keats; 2 full-page miniatures and 7 vignettes, six of the illustrations signed by Sangorski with his AS cipher and dated 1924 or 1925; a total of five pages with full-page borders, 17 illuminated initials (one historiated) incorporating elaborate borders with penwork tracery, other verse-opening initials in alternating red, blue, green or gold with penwork tracery; the full-page and smaller borders in a variety of green, purple, blue, brown, red and other colours, all in stylized floral and foliate design and lavishly heightened with gold. Bookplates of Frederick S. Peck and Paul Edward Chevalier (his sale, Christie's NY, 9 Nov. 1990, lot 76). Colophon statement: "This manuscript The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats was designed, written out, and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski. This manuscript will not be duplicated [signed:] Alberto Sangorski". An illuminated manuscript of exceptional quality in fine condition. Alberto Sangorski (1862–1932) was elder brother of Francis Sangorski, co-founder with George Sutcliffe of the London binders Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Around 1905, Alberto abandoned his career as secretary to a goldsmith and took up the art of calligraphy, creating sumptuous illuminated manuscripts of the very highest quality. Having illuminated Sangorski & Sutcliffe's masterpiece, the Great Omar, in its elaborate jewelled binding (famously lost on the Titanic), Alberto fell out with his brother, who would not let him sign his manuscripts, and in about 1910 took his talents to Sangorski & Sutcliffe's fierce rivals, Riviere & Son, where he was free to sign his own work. It is not known how long Alberto's relationship with Riviere lasted, but it seems that by the mid 1920s, Alberto, then in his 60s, was producing work on his own account, lavishing all the time and attention necessary to complete each book himself. The Folger library (call no. W.b. 260) has a Sangorski illuminated manuscript in a similar binding to the present, purchased by H. C. Folger in 1926 from Robson & Co. Ltd., London. The Times Literary Supplement for 23 December 1926 reported that, "For many years a Londoner of foreign descent, Mr. Alberto Sangorski, has been 'making' beautiful books .... He has just completed for Messrs. Robson and Co., of 7 Hanover Street, a richly illuminated manuscript of Shakespeare's Songs and Sonnets, [which] has been in hand for five years, and every detail — designing, engrossing illumination, painting and binding has been done by Mr. Sangorski." Messrs Robson and Co. were a small bookselling firm run by Philip Appleby Robson (1871–1951), son of the architect Edward Robert Robson (1836–1917), who had connections with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and who designed the handsome board school in Hanover Street (now Noel Street, Islington). In the late 1890s the firm had been in West End premises at 23 Coventry Street, off Piccadilly Circus. There is no sign of their involvement in this volume, but they are the probable agents for its sale; perhaps it was a commission for the Rhode Island collector Frederick S. Peck (1868–1947). ILLUSTRATIONS 1. John Keats (vignette), signed: "AS 1924", oval: 69 × 59 mm, title, p. 1; 2. Madeline (full-page), signed: "AS 1924", 130 × 92 mm, p. 2; 3. St. Agnes (historiated initial), unsigned, 50 × 31 mm, p. 3; 4. The Beadsman at prayer (vignette), signed: "AS 1924", shaped: 92 × 78 mm, p. 3; 5. "The sculptur'd dead" (vignette), unsigned, oval: 71 × 54 mm, p. 4; 6. Madeline and Old Angela on the stair (vignette), unsigned, oval: 70 × 89 mm, p. 14; 7. Madeline at prayer (vignette), signed: "AS 1924", shaped: 105 × 85 mm, p. 16; 8. Porphyro gazing upon the sleeping Madeline (vignette), unsigned, shaped: 92 × 86 mm, p. 18; 9. Porphyro and Madeline flee (vignette), signed: "AS 1925", shaped: 104 × 82 mm, p. 24; 10. The Beadsman (vignette), unsigned, oval: 69 × 55 mm, p. 26; 11. Madeline and Porphyro embrace (full-page), signed: "AS 1925", 134 × 85 mm, p. 27.

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

      The Riverside Press. Hardcover. 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. . Very Good. 1924.

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        Souvenirs entomologiques. Etudes sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes. Edition définitive illustrée. Vie de J.-H. Fabre par G.-V. Legros. 11 volumes.

      Delagrave 1920-1924, Paris - Reliure d'éditeur. 255x170mm, photos n/b, Demi-veau marbré, dos à nerfs, étiquettes de titre et de tomaison rouges, ornementations dorées au dos, plats papier marbré, tranches supérieures rouges, couvertures conservées.Les 6 premiers volumes sont légèrement insolés.Pages de garde intérieures du 1er vol seul jaunies par une page de journal insérée.Voir photo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of a Coquette

      London: T. Werner Laurie,, [1924]. Translated by Hannaford Bennett. Octavo. Original red cloth decorated in black. With the dust jacket Faint tanning to initial and final leaves. An excellent copy in the lightly edge chipped jacket, with tape residue on the spine panel, where a sticker has been removed. First edition, first impression.

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        The Quantum Theory of Radiation

      Taylor and Francis London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Bohr, Kramers, and Clarke's influential paper that "contained drastic theoretical proposals concerning the interaction of light and matter." Printed simultaneously in German in Zeitschrift fur Physik. "After Kramers had succeeded in extending the scope of the correspondence argument to the theory of optical dispersion - thus rounding off a treatment of the interaction of atomic systems with radiation that accounted for all emission, absorption, and scattering processes - Bohr ventured to propose a systematic formulation of the whole theory, in which what he called the virtual character of the classical model was emphasized. In this he was aided by Kramers and a young American visitor, J. C. Slater, and the new theory was published in 1924 under the authorship of all three. The most striking feature of this remarkable paper, 'The Quantum Theory of Radiation,' was the renunciation of the classical form of causality in favor of a purely statistical description. Even the distribution of energy and momentum between the radiation field and the 'virtual oscillators' constituting the atomic systems was assumed to be statistical, the conservation laws being fulfilled only on the average. This was going too far: the paper was hardly in print before A. H. Compton and A. W. Simon had established by direct experiment the strict conservation of energy and momentum in an individual process of interaction between atom and radiation. Nevertheless, this short-lived attempt exerted a profound influence on the course of events; what remained after its failure was the conviction that the classical mode of description of the atomic processes had to be entirely relinquished" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).IN: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Vol. 47, No. 281, May 1924, pp. 785-802). London: Taylor and Francis, 1924. Octavo, original wrappers. The whole issue in original wrappers. Chips to wrappers spine, otherwise fine. RARE in original wrappers.

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        Nasser Schnee. Übertragen von Isa Janthur. Mit rad. Titel- und -Schlußvignette, 1 rad. Initiale und 6 sign. Orig.-Radierungen von W. Geiger.

      - Berlin, F. Schneider [1924]., OHLdr. mit KGoldschnitt und Lesebändchen. 27,5 : 19 cm. - Eines (Nr. 69) von 200 Exemplaren auf Bütten, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert und hs. num. Unbeschnittener breitrandiger Druck auf chamoisfarb. Papier. Eine von mehreren Dostojewski-Illustrationen Willi Geigers. Petzet S. 29. - Lang 75. - Pommeranz-Liedtke S. 183. Teilweise abgelöstes Exlibris im Vorderdeckel, der Lederrücken minimal berieben, sonst tadellos. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Tod des Iwan Iljitsch. Erzählung. Deutsch von Arthur Luther.

      - Eines (Nummer VIII) der 30 (ges. 150 Expl.) auf handgeschöpften Zandersbütten abgezogenen Exemplaren. Berlin, Euphorion Verlag, 1924. 122 S. 3 Bl. mit 12 ganzseitigen, sig. Radierungen von W. Geiger. Gr.-8°, OPpBd. mit mont. Deckel- und Rückentitel. Einband mit Abrieb unten, Bindung etwas locker, sonst tadellos. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        Das junge Weib. Eine Novelle mit zwölf Radierungen von Willi Geiger.

      - Eins (Nr. 37) von 200 num. Exemplaren. Leipzig, Seemann, (1924)., 89 S., 1 Bl. mit 12 ganzseitigen hs. signierten Orig.-Radierungen von Willi Geiger. Fol., LnBd. mit mont. Rückentitel. Erste Auflage mit diesen Illustrationen. - Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration 77. - Alle 12 Radierungen vom Künstler signiert. Tadelloses, schönes Exemplar. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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        Handbooks/Guides on Theater, Music, Cinema, Entertainment, Variety, Photography, etc

      Moscow and Leningrad, 1924-1935. Text in Russian. Softcovers. Over 2500 pp. in all 8 books. 2000-6000 copies only. In various condition. 1. FOTO-KINO LENINGRAD ("Photo-Cinema Leningrad" 1924. 2. TEATRAL'NAYA MOSKVA ("Theatrical Moscow. Theater-Music-Cinema Guide") 1926. 3. TEATRAL'NAYA MOSKVA ("Theatrical Moscow. Theater-Music-Cinema Guide") 1926-1927. (2nd year). 4. TEATRAL'NAYA MOSKVA ("Theatrical Moscow. Theater-Music-Cinema Guide") 1927-1928. (3rd year). 5. TEATRAL'NAYA MOSKVA ("Theatrical Moscow. A Guide") 1929. 6. TEATRAL'NAYA MOSKVA ("Theatrical Moscow. A Guide) 1930. 7. TEATRAL'NY I MUZYKAL'NY SPRAVOCHNIK PO SSSR ("Theatrical and Musical Handbook on the USSR") 1930. 8. TEATRY I ZRELISHCHA MOSKVY ("Theaters and Shows of Moscow. A Short Guide"). 1935. Everything on Performing Arts and photography in Moscow, Leningrad (and even in the USSR): Historical facts, structures and addresses of organizations, plans, repertoires, hundreds of pages of home addresses of people related to Performing Arts: actors, artists, musicians, dramatists, officials, etc., etc. Mostly illustrated with dozens of photographs. Overwhelming amount of data. An indispensable source of important and useful information. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        THE WORKS. THE ATLANTIC EDITION. 28 Volumes. Including; The Time machine, Kipps, The Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, Tono-Bungay, The First Men in the Moon, The history of Mr. Polly, The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. London. 1924 - LIMITED EDITION. SIGNED BY WELLS. Number 414 of 620 sets for Great Britain and Ireland, 600 for sale & 20 for presentation (There were also 1050 sets for America). 28 large 8vo volumes (9.2 x 6.3 inches), complete. A fine, bright set, finely bound in recent half tan calf leather bindings. Spines with raised bands, red and green labels with gilt lettering, the compartments decorated with elaborate gilt design. Pebble morocco grained brown paper on boards. Top edges gilt. A beautiful set of the less common English limited edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Concentrated New England

      First Edition Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with a prior owner's name neatly written on the first free end page. In a very good- dust jacket with the upper 3/8" of jacket missing from the front panel and spine area. An extremely scarce copy in dust jacket. The jacket in this case shows the small, black and white photographic reproduction of Coolidge on the front panel. (58) pages of text. Our code number = TB01478

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        A Pawn Among Kings

      London, Methuen and Co. 1924, 1924. FIRST EDITION of the author's first book, a mediaeval drama. 8vo, Publisher's sea blue cloth. Some bumping to spine and corners, slight staining to top edge of back board, a little fading to top front edge and spine. Tiny bookseller's sticker is attached to the back fixed endpaper. There is an inscription to the owner of the book on the front free endpaper, very good. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

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        Purpurne Schmerzen

      Rutli Verlag: Zurich (c.1924). 4to. 60pp - Rutli Verlag: Zurich (c.1924). 4to. 60pp. A collection of erotic poetry and illustrations (by Carl Hermannes), which includes several explicitly gay poems. Of particular interest is the poem "Sein Lustknabe" about a beautiful effeminate boy who is ridiculed by all (his father demands that he become a blacksmith) until he leaves home and makes a profitable living as a travesty and then he lives in a beautiful house and everyone respects him. . Good in brown wrappers, a bit of edgewear, the inscription page has several small holes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bill the Conqueror: His Invasion of England in the Springtime

      New York : George H. Doran Company . Very Good . 1924 . First Edition . Hardback . .

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        When We Were Very Young

      E. P. Dutton and Company, 1924-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1924: First printing, special edition with limitation statement "This Special Edition of When We Were very Young is limited to five hundred copies". Of those five hundred, one hundred were signed by the author. This copy is not signed, and is one of the four hundred unsigned copies. In Good to fair condition, lacking the original dust jacket. Exterior shows chipping to edges, rubbing to side edges of boards, wear to spine ends with fraying, and stamping on spine is completely rubbed. Pages show age and use with foxing, spotting and occasional small tear, with a larger closed tear to page ix. Front hinge appears repaired, contents overall a bit worn with signs of age and use.

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        A Tract on Monetary Reform.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1924 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, double-line rule to boards in blind continued in gilt to spine. Rubbed at extremities, upper board bowed, light spotting to endpapers. A very good copy. Second impression. Inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "Dedicated by the author to Mr. Gladitz".

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        Building Plans and Hand Colored Elevation for W. H. Woodfield between 6th St. and Harriet St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, March - June 1924. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper, including a hand colored dated elevation. Sheet size primarily 24" x 36". 6 sheets. Job #132. 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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        500 NOVYKH OSTROT ("500 New Jokes and Puns of Pushkin"). First Edition

      Moscow: Author, 1924. Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. Cover design: Constructivism. 2000 copies only. (A Catalogue of Russian Avant-Garde Books in the British Library 1912-1934, No. 210) [Kruchenykh, Alexei (1886-1968): A famous Russian writer, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. - Rare, especially in such condition.] Please see the picture.. 1st ed..

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        Essays.

      The Macmillan Company 1924 - 250 copies, this is number 65, printed. Signed by Yeats under the limitation notice. viii, 538 pages; boards with paper labels. Spine label chipped at bottom right hand corner, not affecting lettering, otherwise an unworn copy. Contains his 'Ideas of Good and Evil (1896-1903)'; 'The Cutting of an Agate (1903-1915)'; 'Per Amica Silentia Lunae (1916-1917)'. A very good unworn copy under mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Building Plans, Elevation, and Radius Map for a Garage Building for Daniel Lagan. on Howard Street, San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, April 3. 1924 - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 18" x 31". 5 sheets. Job #130. 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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