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        So Big

      New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1924 True first edition, blue cloth covers with black lettering on spine, and gold leaf box on front cover with title and author's name. spine has an tear at the top of the spine about 3/4 inch(otherwise the book would be very tight,the pages are) and looks like small paint splatters on the front cover,and bottom of the spine,light foxing to the inside frt cover leafs,also the back inside cover leafs,previous owners sticker inside frt cover,and inscribed by previous owner in ink 1st frt leaf.minor shelfwear to the edges,corners.the top page is stained(orginal), looks to be dark blue faded,spine is sunned moderately making title hard to read but very present in black.. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Good+/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Just One More Book]
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        Voyaging; Southward from the Strait of Magellan

      New York: Putnam, 1924. First. hardcover. fine. Kent, Rockwell. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 yellow morocco, balck & white patterned boards. New York: Putnem, 1924. First Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        My Life on the Range

      Chicago 1924 - First Edition. Hard Cover. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Gilt top edge. Previous owners names and dates written in blue and black ink on paste-down endpape. Writing faded onto front free endpaper. Foxing throughout. 365 pp. rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        The Collected Works of Arthur Symons. In nine (9) volumes

      London: Martin Secker, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Nine volumes (all published). London: Martin Secker, 1924. All volumes first impression. Portrait frontispiece to volume one. 650 sets issued. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines, top edge gilt. A very good set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional shipping is required, which will be charged at cost. To avoid disappointment, PLEASE CONTACT US for a shipping quote and further information, before ordering).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        Trois poèmes de la tristesse et de la mort *

      Édition "des poèmes", sans lieu 6.12.1924. - En feuilles 22 x 25, couverture muette. Très rare premier livre du poète, le 2e de sa carrière parallèle d'imprimeur. La mention de l'éditeur "des poèmes" est le nom de la seconde revue de GLM; tout comme la première "La revue sans titre", elle est à peu près introuvable. Édition originale, L'un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, après 25 Arches et 50 simili-Japon.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Signed Original Autographed Display

      Easton, Penn., USA: Leacock, 1924 Stephen Butler Leacock [1869 -1944] was an unlikely combination of humorist & political economist. Throughout his life he was able to successfully combine the roles of satirical & academic writer, university professor & public speaker. Original Autograph sentiment over a TLS dated Feb 12th, 1924, Easton , Pennsylvania on club sized stationery [6" 1/4 x 8" ¼]. In black fountain pen: " My best thanks for such / a fine note / Stephen Leacock" freely inscribed over the delightful original typed recipient's missive: "Apparently the penalty for writing such delightful books is to be pestered by the readers of them….". Displayed in matted windows with a handsome sepia photo print image, framed & glazed in an elegant museum quality wood frame to an overall size of 14" x 20". A lovely presentation.. Signed by Author. Autograph Display. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        An Onlooker in France, 1917-1919

      London: Williams and Norgate,, 1924. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Quarto. Original sand cloth, title in black to spine. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 95 other plates. Foxing to the edges, negligible encroachment in the margins, else very good in similar jacket. This edition published 3 years after the first, there were no intervening editions. "Sir William Orpen writes as he paints; that is to say, there is a hint of mockery in his words, especially when he is dealing with those whom the world calls great. The fighting man he loved, and we find a good deal of affection and respect in him for the fighting man's leaders, at least for a number of them. The politicians whom he met at the Peace Conference in 1919 he neither loved nor respected. His mordant wit and keen but slightly distorted observation - the observation of a satiric artist - makes his book one of the most remarkable of its kind" (Falls). Uncommon edition, distinctly uncommon in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Selected Bindings from the Gennadius Library

      American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Cambridge 1924 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 01.90kg. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage. Please contact us using the 'Ask the Bookseller a Question' link before placing your order. For non UK customers special arrangements apply to parcels weighing over 5Kg (2Kg for Canada). No 268 of a limited run of three hundred copies. In virtually as new condition throughout. Lavishly illustrated with thirty eight fantastic colour plates of selected bindings from the Gennadius library. Superb cloth binding. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. The Bianco Library website has 5 pictures of this book including both medium and large images. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FUJIYAMA. The Sacred Mountain of Japan (Mount Fuji)

      Chicago:: Covici-McGee,, 1924. Near Fine. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "BEST WISHES" BY FREDERICK STARR without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in Near Fine Dust Jacket with minimal chips and sun spine. Color pictorial endpapers. 8vo. 158 pp. A Rare Signed Work in Original Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        St. Joan. A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue . . . with Sketches by C.[harles] Ricketts

      London: Constable, 1924. Folio, (6), 182, (2)pp. With 16 color illustrations by Ricketts tipped-in. Designer binding of white and brown full polished calf, covers tooled in gilt and blind, inlaid lettering on upper cover ÒSaint JoanÓ in red morocco. Minor restoration to backstrip, a very good copy in slipcase. Limited to 750 copies, this copy in a unique and quite beautiful binding designed by Gisele Aron and executed by Zaehnsdorf; it was purchased by the previous owner in London in 1958, and thus was probably created c. 1950-55. Surely the most beautiful printing of any of ShawÕs plays, this excellent edition on hand-made paper deserves a fine binding of this quality. Ricketts is best remembered for his work with the Vale and Eragny presses, and in the theatre as a set and costume designer.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Fairy Tales Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1924]. 4to, 197pp. With a tipped-in frontispiece and 11 color-plates with captioned tissues, and monochrome drawings throughout the text, many full-page. Full midnight blue crushed morocco extra, inset panel on upper cover with inlaid illustration in colored moroccos of a man carrying a child, backstrip gilt, gilt edges, a superb showcase binding by Bayntun c. 1960 that is very slightly faded (perhaps from being in a showcase?) Limited to 500 copies signed by Nielsen. Danish artist Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) was the son of the director of the Royal Danish Theater and after art school he was quickly recruited as a book illustrator; his Fairy Tales was delayed for a year so as not to compete with another version illustrated by Robinson. That edition is now little known whereas this version is one of the best known illustrated books of the century. He turned to stage design for the Danish State Theater and only illustrated three more books before moving to Hollywood where he designed sets for movies and acted in small walk-on parts. He died in California in 1957.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Odyssey of Homer done into English Prose by S.H. Butcher and Andrew Lang with Twenty Plates in Colour after the Water-Colour Drawings of W. Russell Flint

      London and Boston: Medici Society, 1924. Large 4to, xxviii, 315pp. With 20 tipped-in color plates. Sumptuously bound in half vellum and blue buckram, pale green morocco labels on backstrip, gilt top, slipcase. A very fine copy, unsigned but likely a Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding. Limited to 500 copies. A lovely book, printed on handmade paper, with Flint at his sensually erotic best illustrating this epic edition. The artwork was created in 1914 but not published until 1924 due to the Great War and subsequent events. By 1924 Flint was at the height of his fame and this book is regarded as one of his masterpieces.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        A Diegueño Woman of Campo

      Suffolk Eng. Co., Cambridge Mass. 1924. (Photograph) Very good. A Diegueño woman of Campo. The North American Indian. Portfolio 15, Plate 530. From Copyright Photograph 1924 by E. S. Curtis. Photogravure Suffolk Eng. Co., Cambridge Mass. Original Photogravure on Japanese Rice Paper : Image: 15 1 / 2" X 11 3 / 8"..

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        The Pageant of Empire

      High Holborn, London - Fleetway Press Ltd, 1924 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce limited edition of this lavishly illustrated anthology of the British Empire. The LNER presentation edition, with the extra page and plate tipped-in. With stunning full-colour lithographs throughout. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, sound and bright with wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with slight spotting to first and last couple of pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        BAROCK-BOZZETTI Italienische Bildhauer Italian Sculptors Deutsch-Englische Ausgabe English-German Edition Volume II

      Frankfurt: Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, 1924.. 1st edn. Vol II only. 4to. Original cloth-backed marbled paper-laid boards (corners a little bumped - otherwise VG). Pp. 126, illus with 57 b&w plates and 1 illus in text (plates and pages bright and unmaked; previous owner's neat inscription on front free endpaper). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        A History of English Law. Volumes 1-9 [of 17] [with] Tables and Index by Edward Potton [Ten Volumes]

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1924-56. Original cloth, gilt, occasional underlining, some volumes ex-library, volume six particularly worn; a good working set Holdsworth's history as originally conceived, "a continuous History of English Law as a whole down to 1700", comprising the work's first nine volumes; with Potton's index, "enormously increas[ing] the value of the History" in Holdsworth's words

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Rogues in Porcelain A Miscellany of Eighteenth Century Poems Compiled & Decorated by John Austen

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1924. Bound by Riviere & Son, in crushed Morocco leather, Navy leatherbound book with color illustration of man on one knee before a woman. Gilt border work and edge work. Gilt lettering on spine with gilt designs in compartments and five raised bands with gilt. Pages have gilt edges in prestine shape. Complete with hard case in fine condition with tan and blue linen clam-shell box with dark blue morocco leather label on spine of box.. Signed by Binder. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe in zwölf Bänden. Hrsg. v. Fritz Brukner und Otto Rommel

      Wien, Schroll 1924-1930.. 15 Bde. ca. 9800 S. Mit 107 Tafelabb. (inkl. Frontisp.). OLn. Einbde. stellenw. gering fleckig. Guter Zustand EA W.-G.² 20; Handb. d. Editionen 446.1 - "Heute noch gültige wiss. Werkedition, auf die nahezu alle späteren Ausg. zurückgehen." - Ursprüngl. auf 12 Bde. konzipiert. Bde. 1-2: Zauberspiele, Bde. 3-4: Parodien, Bd. 5: Politische Komödien, Bde. 6-8: Volksstücke, Bde. 9-14: Possen, Bd. 15: Nestroy. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Wiener Volkskomik.

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        The Treasures of Typhon.

      London: Grant Richards, 1924 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Small mark to lower board, spine slightly faded, contents toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with some small nicks and short splits repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression in the John Austen-designed dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Temple Shakespeare. 40 volume set in purpose-built wood and glass cabinet

      London: J M Dent & Co. G : in good condition with edge-chipped dust jackets. One volume lacking dust jacket, one with loss to spine and one with closed tear to spine of dust jacket. 1924. Reprint. Red hardback cloth cover. 135mm x 105mm (5" x 4"). [5000pp.]. Frontis plate in each volume as well as yellow and black armorial on front pastedown. A complete set of 40 books in superb binding. With the original glass and wood cabinet. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: c.1924-1930. In purpose built glass-fronted cabinet. Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Midsummer Nights Dream, Timon of Athens, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Corialanus, Sonnets, Taming of the Shrew, Loves Labours Lost, Henry IV part 1 & 2. Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry VIII, Merchant of Venice, King Lear , Anthony and Cleopatra, Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry V, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Othello, Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, Alls Well that Ends Well, Twelfth Night, Pericles. Winters Tale, King John, Much Ado about Nothing, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Rape of Lucrece and Venus and Adonis, Richard II, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry VI,part 1,2,3 .. .

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        Détours *

      NRF, Paris 28.8.1924. - Un portefeuille et un volume broché, couverture imprimée. Quelques légères piqûres sur gardes et tranches, peu gênantes. Peu courant, ce premier ouvrage de l'auteur révèle son mal de vivre; oeuvre autobiographique donc, profondément liée à ses expériences, jusqu'au portrait de Crével par Mac Cown, jeune peintre américain qui fut le premier homme à le séduire.La rarissime version volante du portrait qui doit accompagner l'édition de luxe est signée par l'artiste et le graveur Georges Aubert qui mit l'épreuve sur bois. Au format de 32 x 25, elle est également tirée sur Japon, sous protection d'un portefeuille de papier fort à rabats accordé à la couverture de l'ouvrage.Le seul exemplaire de tête dont nous avons retrouvé trace est celui de la copieuse vente Matarasso qui n'avait pas l'estampe contresignée par Aubert. Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête lettrés (X) sur vieux Japon teinté, avant 1'115 vélin simili cuve de Navarre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Wylye Vale [Original Colour Woodcut Print on Paper]

      1924, edition Unknown. () Fine. 8.25 X 9.5 CM (3.25 X 3.75 inches) original colour woodcut print on paper. In 5 CM (1.5 inch) wooden frame painted a blue-grey with gilt border inside and only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting (with a second piece of darker beige matting creating a border around the image). In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, clear colours. Frame measures 26.75 X 31 CM (10.5 X 12.25 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. A pencil notation of the the name is below the image to the left and across from this, to the bottom right of the image, is Phillips' signature (also in pencil). With Master's Gallery provenance label on back. Boulet MBL78. Edition unknown. For a reproduction of the image see page 74 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". Image from the families stay in the English Countryside (Wylye) near the beginning of their stay in England in 1924-25. A warm and friendly image depicting a broad and beautiful valley. A soft patchwork of farmland lays softly across rolling hills broken up by clumps of yellow trees. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program- It's Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Edmond-Henri Crisinel *

      Cully 1924. - Photographie originale signée d'Emile Gos, tirée en noir au format de 35 x 28, du tableau original de l'artiste figurant l'écrivain, contresigné, daté et situé par Géa à l'encre noire, sous encadrement soigné à fine baguette de bois naturel 52 x 40. Ce surprenant portrait en buste de l'écrivain, d'une rare délicatesse, fait partie des oeuvres de jeunesse de Géa, dont la très grande majorité a disparu. Il précéderait de peu sa période simili-cubiste et surtout, de deux ans, le présumé premier portrait peint cité (par méconnaissance dans l'ouvrage de Beaudin), celui d'Elie Gagnebin. L'artiste en pleine jeunesse et possession de ses moyens, encore étudiant aux beaux-arts, y a figuré son sujet en demi-teintes, déjà tenté par le côté obscur. Bien qu'il soit difficile de comparer ces deux incunables, disposant d'une reproduction de grand format en noir de qualité très professionnelle de la première et d'une plus modeste colorée de la seconde, nous ne serions néanmoins pas étonné de partager avec d'autres amateurs le regrets que ce ne soit pas cette dernière qui ait été égarée, tant elle semble fadasse par rapport à la précédente.Précieux document, faute d'original à se mettre sous la dent.Signalons en passant un portrait-charge du poëte, daté de 1943 et reproduit dans le recueil pré cité, tout ce qui nous reste de Géa, de moindre intérêt.[Expo Clerc-Crisinel 1 - BCU/Musée Cantonal des Beaux-arts 1958; Antoine Beaudin: Géa Augsbourg 1902-1974, pages 19,86,96]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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).

      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.

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        DAVID BALFOUR : being memoirs of the further adventures of David Balfour at home and abroad .

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1924 - black cloth, pp., xv ., 356 , [9] full color plates : full color illustration paste-down to front cover, gilt spine titles, endpapers illustrated by Wyeth, light brown dust jacket printed in black with front cover paste-down illustration repeated, spine of d.j. toned, light wear to head of spine of d.j., a very bright, clean copy. in protective mylar jacket,The further adventures of David Balfour in which he continues his friendship with Alan Breck Stewart and support of the Scottish highlanders' cause, travels abroad to complete his education, and finds romance. Also published under title: Catriona. Sequel to: Kidnapped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harry E Bagley Books Ltd]
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        Bill The Conqueror

      George H. Doran, New York. 1924 First edition US. DW. Mustard bds., blue lettering. Ownership inscription to f.ep. Bds. sl. age marked, edges sl. rubbed. Charming wrapper, sl. chipped with small portions missing from spine ends. Hinges internally sl. tender. Text very clean and bright. VG+/VG+.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        The Honourable Jim

      London; Hodder & Stoughton [1924], 1924. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED by the Author to title page: 'To William & Ada / de Jongh / With fondest love / from / Emmuska Orczy (flourish)'. 8vo.; pp.320. Publisher's red cloth lightly worn, edges spotted, first gathering foxed, occasional marking throughout. In its pictorial dust wrapper with one or two tears, plus some chips at spine; some tape stains to reverse of dust jacket. Very good.

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        Memories and Adventures, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

      Boston, Little, Brown, And Company, 1924. 1st Edition. Description: ix p. L 1., 410 p. Front. , plates, ports. , diagr. 22 1/2 cm. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth, new endpapers. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to corners. A bright, close to Fine copy and quite unusual as such. 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 #66 of only 250 numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the limitation leaf. Lacking the scarce slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First Edition. cloth. About Fine, lacking a dustwrapper. Blue cloth. Illustrated with drawings. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper nearly filling the page: "To/J.C. Calhoun/a Friend/from/Will Rogers/(almost an author)/New York. Nov 15, 24." Rogers was born in Indian Territory in 1879 and had some Native American blood in his veins. He began in vaudeville and moved on to motion pictures, a career that was cut short when he died in a small plane crash in 1935 near Point Barrow, Alaska. Perhaps he was best known, however, for his syndicated newspaper column which had such a massive following that the proposition that he run for President was once seriously advanced. His saying, "All I know is what I read in the newspapers," became a popular catchword of the times. Books signed or inscribed by this most popular of American humorists, especially with such a fine inscription, are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE DIARY

      London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1924. Hardcover. 187 x 121 mm (7 3/8 x 4 3/4"). Eight volumes bound in three. Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright, M.A., from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley. FINE CONTEMPORARY TERRA COTTA CRUSHED MOROCCO BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (signed on front turn-ins), double gilt fillet border on covers, upper covers with gilt insignia incorporating the initials "S P," crossed anchors, and looping ropes with Pepys' (misspelled) motto in Latin on a ribbon above it, raised bands, spines gilt in double-ruled compartments with central ornament of either a crown, a sailor's knot, an anchor, or crossed quills, turn-ins ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Spines lightly and uniformly sunned toward pink, otherwise AN EXTREMELY PLEASING SET IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION inside and out. Pepys' diary is available in various editions (see, for example, items #140 and 169); the chief value of the present printing is that it is done on India paper, allowing the full substantial text to be contained in a very manageable space. And the compactness of this edition is here very much enhanced by the bindings, made with high quality morocco and expertly finished. (The Sangorski Latinist has, however, fallen short of perfection: Pepys chose as his personal motto "mens cujusque is est quisque," or "what a man's mind is, that is what he is," but here the first word is unfortunately spelled "mons," Latin for "mountain.").

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      Paris G. Briffaut 1924 - 16.2x25.2 cm., 280 pp., édition ornée de cinquante-six bois originaux de Sylvain Sauvage, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires sur papier vélin numérotés de 101 à 1100. 1350 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

      London: Hodder and Stoughton n.d. [ 1924 ]. First Nielsen edition. 12 tipped-in coloured plates. 4to, original green moire cloth elaborately blocked in gilt; spine faded ( as often ), some light fading to fore-edge of upper cover. Inner hinges pulled. Some light foxing. Partly erased inscription on front free endpaper which has, at one time been glued to facing paste-down to hide the inscription, traces of glue remaining. Lower endpaper glued to lower pastedown. The binding quite presentable, internally very good also with no creasing to the tipped-in coloured plates.

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        Building Plans, Elevation, and Perspective for James H. Hjul, 21st St. and Alabama, San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July - August 1924. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 20" x 35". 8 sheets. Job #143. Current address may be 890, 901 Alabama or 2844, 2852 21st St. 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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        The Immortals

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1924 - First American edition. Small owner's name, very near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the crown. Doctor discovers an elixir that promises eternal life, young couple are left with the dilemma of whether it should be used. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le peuple de la mer *

      R.Kieffer, Paris 1924. - Broché 28 x 20, couverture grise rempliée imprimée en noir et ornée dune vignette colorée. Très légères piqûres sur tranches. L'un des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé blanc de cuve. Ravissant petit illustré ymagé à toutes pages de bandeaux, soigneusement imprimé avec de belles marges sur un papier subtilement teinté. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Tendres stocks *

      Emile-Paul Frères, Paris 1924. - Relié pleine toile de Lin vieux rose 25 x 18, titre doré, couverture conservée. L'un des 475 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Rives. Une longue préface de Marcel Proust introduit le lecteur dans cet illustré charmant.

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        Les sept mers *

      Librairie Stock, Paris 10.1924. - Broché, couverture bicolore rempliée illustrée de Franz Masereel. Bel exemplaire, très frais, du tirage en premier papier de ce recueil de poèmes traduits par Maud Kendall et Daniel Rosé.La délicate effigie de l'auteur étonne par tant de légèreté, si exceptionnelle dans cette technique de gravure; c'est un Kipling plus céleste que marin qui y rayonne. Édition originale. L'un des 27 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon, avant 77 Hollande, 110 vélin et 1050 Alfa.

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        Le Devin du Village *

      M. Glomeau, Paris 1924. - Reliure pleine percaline verte similicuir, titre doré. L'un des 26 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur vélin pur chiffon du Marais. Sympathique petite édition illustrée de cette piécette qui eut les honneurs de l'Opéra.La modeste reliure de notre exemplaire est largement compensée par l'adjonction du dessin original aquarellé joint, une ravissante variante de la composition figurant page 25, tout autant travaillée que le motif reproduit.

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        Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony

      Three Mountains Press, Paris 1924 - About fine, with only the slightest bumping to extremities, and the usual browning of the acidic paper. Still in original glassine jacket, which has a few small chips to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Crêpes, tambours, poussière. Manuscrit autographe signé.

      Manuscrit autographe signé de 17 pages in-8 avec quelques corrections 1924 - - Manuscrit autographe signé de 17 pages in-8 avec quelques corrections _[1924], 14x18cm, en feuilles. - Chronique parue dans le 'Journal' du 19 Octobre 1924 sur les funérailles officielles d'Anatole France. Une fois de plus, Henri Béraud démontre ses talents de polémiste et sa grande ironie à propos de ces fastes funéraires et ce superbe texte vient en écho de ceux rédigés, au même moment, par les surréalistes dont le célèbre 'Un cadavre'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1924 - [signed by Forster] London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. 3 pp undated ads. Original maroon cloth lettered in black. First Edition of Forster's famous novel of India, in which the English community is portrayed as quick to condemn an Indian doctor accused of assaulting a young Englishwoman.~.Forster's most famous novel, and the last one he wrote. There was considerable criticism of his portraits of the English in India. Forster made a humane and liberal Englishman, Fielding, a rare exception and this was less than fair. But his diagnosis of the less than perfect relationship of the Indian to his Anglo-Saxon overlord as arising from insensitivity and arrogance on the one hand, and generations of endured rudeness and condescension on the other is accurate as a factor in politics, as many non-Englishmen can testify. Forster was frequently asked why he stopped writing novels [he lived 46 more years]: 'I have nothing more to say,' he replied. [CGEL]~This volume (without half-title, as issued) is in remarkably fine, bright condition. Usually maroon cloth spines become severely faded, but with this copy any such fading is all but imperceptible. Furthermore, this copy is signed by Forster on the title page, where he has stricken through his printed name and replaced it with his signed name. In addition to trade copies such as this, there were 200 signed copies in a different binding -- but signed trade copies, such as this one, are considerably scarcer. Kirkpatrick A10a; Modern Library 100 #25. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        So Big

      New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1924 true first edition,blue cloth with gold lettering,stated first edition. Book has sunned spine and stained and most of the gold lettering is gone except for the box on the front cover most of it is still intact., but only minor edgewear to extreme edges,very tight and very square and very clean inside,no foxing. Signature on first leaf "Sincerely, Edna Ferber", one of the best signatures I have ever seen and on one of the most collected books of all time.Photos on request.. Signed by Author. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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