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        Immortelle maladie

      [Paris:] privately printed,, 1924. Avec un frontispice de Man Ray. Quarto. Original orange wrappers printed in black. Frontispiece by Man Ray. Wrappers rubbed, a few minor spots to corner of upper wrapper, frontispiece, and title page, small cut to lower corner of upper wrapper an first two pages. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 50 lettered copies, this designated P and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A Roger Vitrac, où vivent les poètes en caoutchouc, Benjamin Péret, 11 Juillet 1924". Roger Vitrac (1899-1952) was a surrealist playwright and poet.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      MacMillan & Co, London 1924 - First edition, published 1924 by MacMillan, London. green cloth boards with blind stamped Celtic design to front and spine, and gilt lettering to spine. A light scattering of faded specks to back, faded spine, lightly bumped corners and spine ends. Front hinge spread at page 1, the binding is otherwise in excellent condition, as are the pages, many of them as yet uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anne Godfrey]
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        Later Poems

      The Macmillan Company, 1924. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) first American edition, limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by Yeats, this being copy #170; 363 pp.; original boards & cloth backstrip (hardcover), spine faded and rubbed at the head, top edge uncut, hence partially unopened; overall near very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Works

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1924. 28 volumes, octavo. Publisher's de luxe red half morocco, spines gilt in two compartments with flower tools, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. The Atlantic Edition, one of a limited edition of 1,050 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf of volume I, and with new prefaces written especially for this edition by the author. This set in the publisher's de luxe red morocco binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Works of H.G. Wells, The

      1924-27. The Best and Most Desirable EditionSigned by H.G. WellsVery Scarce In the Original Printed Dust JacketsWELLS, H.G. The Works of H.G. Wells. Atlantic Edition. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1924-27. One of 620 hand-numbered copies for the U.K., and signed by the author, this being set 313; rarer than the American sets in cloth-backed green boards. Twenty-eight octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 6 inches; 221 x 153 mm.). Photogravure frontispieces with tissue guards. Printed on pure rag paper watermarked "HGW."Publisher's original dark red buckram. Gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Beveled edges. A very fine set in the original cream dust jackets printed in red. The best and most desirable edition of Wells's works, with the author's revisions to the texts, special preface to each volume, and general introduction to the set. Extremely scarce in the original printed dust jackets in fine condition.1. The Time Machine. The Wonderful Visit, and other stories. 2. The Island of Doctor Moreau. The Sleeper Awakes. 3. The Invisible Man. The War of the Worlds. 4. Anticipations, and other papers. 5. The Food of the Gods. The Sea Lady. 6. The First Men in the Moon, and some more human stories. 7. The Wheels of Chance. Love and Mr. Lewisham. 8. Kipps.9. A Modern Utopia, and other discussions. 10. In the Days of the Comet, and seventeen short stories. 11. The Undying Fire, and philosophical and theological speculations. 12. Tono-Bungay. 13. Ann Veronica, and Boon. 14. The New Macchiavelli. 15. Marriage. 16. The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman. Socialism and the family. 17. The History of Mr. Polly, and Bealby. 18. The Passionate Friends, and three essays. 19. The Research Magnificent. 20. The War in the Air, and other war forebodings. 21. The World Set Free, and other war papers. 22. Mr. Britling. 23. Joan and Peter. 24. Joan and Peter (cont.). The Story of a Great Schoolmaster. 25. The Soul of a Bishop. The Secret Places of the Heart. 26. A Volume of Journalism. 27. The History of the World. 28. Men Like Gods. The Dream.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Works

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd ., 1924. 28 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine, author's monogram to front boards, decorative endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Pages nice and clean, some minor fading to spines, boards just a little marked, an excellent set. The Atlantic edition, limited to six hundred and twenty sets for Great Britain and Ireland of which six hundred are for sale and twenty are for presentation. This set is one of the twenty for presentation, inscribed by Wells to his brother on the limitation page, " F. J. Wells his set. The Fezzer from the busswhacker. H.G.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1924. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards with pictorial motifs, twin rule to turn-ins, floral endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kwartier per dag

      Antwerpen : De driehoek, 1924. ing. originele omslag , rug iets beschadigd, Beperkte en genummerde oplage, . Geïllustreerd door Jozef Peeters, nr 230 / 250 exemplaren.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The Vested Interests and the Common Man ("The Modern Point of View and the New Order")

      London; Allen & Unwin, 1924. 1st UK Edition. Subjects: Industries. Business. Economics. Published in 1919 in the US under the B. W. Huebsch imprint under the title: The vested interests and the state of the industrial arts and previously appeared, in a slightly abridged form, in the Dial; running from the 19th October, 1918. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked wine cloth. 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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        When We Were Very Young and Winnie the Pooh and Now We Are Six and The House at Pooh Corner

      Methuen and Co. Ltd., London, 1924., 1924. 4 volumes, complete. All first editions. Octavo. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Finely bound in recent full morocco, in their respective published colours, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards. All edges gilt. Internally clean, marbled endpapers. A fine set in a slip case. The four charming 'Pooh books' comprised two volumes of verse and two volumes of stories, 'Winnie-The-Pooh' being the first of the story books. Children's Modern Firsts [p206], Shorter Cambridge English Lit. [1387-1389]. 'Winnie the Pooh' listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        In Our Time

      Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. 30pp. First edition. One of 170 copies. Illustrated with a frontispiece author portrait by Henry Strater, an American painter and fellow expatriate who became friends with Hemingway in Paris. This is the author’s second book, published in a smaller edition than his first, a pamphlet of which 300 copies were printed. The sixth and final volume of a series of works by important modern writers, edited by Ezra Pound, titled “The Inquest into the State of Contemporary English Prose.” The book contains eighteen terse, untitled chapters, which Edmund Wilson called “dry compressed little vignettes.” A book with the same title was published in the US the following year containing fifteen short stories for which the chapters in the present edition served mainly as introductory vignettes. Only two vignettes from this book were titled and used as full stories: “A Very Short Story” and “The Revolutionist.” Most reviewers saw an affinity to Gertrude Stein in Hemingway’s spare prose style, and F. Scott Fitzgerald felt “a sort of renewal of excitement at these stories wherein Ernest Hemingway turns a corner into the street.” In tan boards, printed in red with a pattern of clippings from newspapers in several languages, and the title in black. Slight wear to extremities, else a very fine copy. Housed in a leather-backed slipcase with chemise, which shows some wear.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        in our time

      Paris: Three Mountains Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, number 80 of only 170 copies, of Hemingway's second book - the book that would define his style and help launch his career. Printed on Rives hand-made paper and with woodcut portrait frontispiece after Henry Strater. "From their first appearance in 1924, the in our time chapters have been recognized by their author, readers, and critics as profoundly compelling prose in an altogether new form. '[I]t is where I think I have gotten hold of it,' Hemingway wrote to Edmund Wilson a few months after finishing them (25 Nov. 1923, in Selected Letters 105). Wilson, the most influential critic of his time for Hemingway's generation, agreed: '[H]is prose is of the first distinction,' Wilson declared in on of the book's first reviews and added, 'he is… strikingly original, and in the dry compressed little vignettes of In Our Time [sic], has almost invented a form of his own' ('Dry Points' 120)… "Numerous other reviewers, who had never heard of Ernest Hemingway, shared Wilson's enthusiasm, and even those repelled by Hemingway's violent subject matter acknowledged the power of his prose. Fellow writers, too, recognized that, as Scott Fitzgerald put it in recommending the book to his publisher, 'He's the real thing.'" (Cohen, Hemingway's Laboratory: The Paris in our time). Provenance: With decorative bookplate of Helen Hamilton by the noted American artist Ralph Fletcher Seymour on front pastedown. Hamilton is possibly the American writer and political activist Helen Hamilton Gardener (1853-1925). Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. Tall octavo, original publisher's decorated tan paper boards; custom cloth box. A few spots of rubbing to spine, one corner lightly bumped; boards a little bowed; usual discoloration to endpapers. A very nice copy. With only 170 copies printed, the scarcest of all Hemingway titles.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Buddenbrooks, 2 volumes

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1924. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine-. 2 volume set of this First American Edition of Mann's acclaimed novel. 389 & 359 pp. Hardcover, black cloth, red titles; black and red endpapers; 8vo. Near Fine- copies in Very Good dust jackets. Head and foot of spines show light bumping; else, boards are tight and clean. Bright and clean contents; unmarked text. The only real flaw to these books is that they smell like their previous owner smoked a pack a day. Sound bindings and hinges. DJs show fading at spines and light soil elsewhere; the jacket of the first volume shows shallow chipping at spine head and foot and some separating at folds, but it is still intact, small pencil note at inner flap; the second volume's jacket is separated at the bottom 3/4 of the front hinge, very shallow losses at head and foot of spine. Both show shallow loss at corners; the image on the front panel of either volume has remained clean and unblemished. Unfortunately, the jackets seems to have the same smoky odor. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Monozentrik. Eine neue Musiktheorie

      Stgt, C. Grüninger Nachf. Ernst Klett (1924).. 8°. 208 S. Mit 9 ausklappbaren tlw. farb. Tabellen im Anhang. OHLn. In sehr gutem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXVIII. Jahrgang. 2 Bände. April 1923 - März 1924

      München, 19234 - 1924.. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. VIII, 332 S.; VI, SS. 334-652. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Die Münchner satirische Zeitschrift hatte nach ihrer unrühmlichen Parteinahme im Ersten Weltkrieg und durch den veränderten Geschmack des Publikums in den 1920er Jahren mit niedrigeren Auflagen zu kämpfen. - Unteres Rückenende des ersten Halbjahrs bestoßen, sonst recht gute Exemplare!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      Wien: M. Munk, 1924. First edition. heinrich, lefler. 4to. n.d. [ca. 1924]. Exquisite Wiener Werkstatte influence with 12 striking full page color illustrations by Heinrich Lefler. Original stiff card wrappers with oval cover insert in color and printed card wrappers with cutaway to view cover image. Wrappers sl. frayed, minor tears, a clean and bright copy of a scarce and beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Zane Grey Tales of Southern Rivers First Edition

      Harper & Brothers, 1924. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Grey, Zane. Tales of Southern Rivers First Edition First Printing. Harper & Brothers, 1924. From the greatest Westerns author in history comes this amazing book about his own adventures hunting, fishing, and exploring in the subtropical rivers of the southern states and Mexico. Hardcover in SCARCE original jacket. Stated First Edition with H-Y. Book is square and tightly bound. Light bumping and a few nicks on the board. Looks great overall. Jacket is price-clipped; edge wear and paper loss most notably on the spine. Browned over time. VG/G.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Nielsen, Kay. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe Limited edition of 500 copies. Very large format. Dark blue leather binding with elaborate gilt decorations and gilt title to front cover. Gilt borders to front and rear. Raised bands, gilt title and decorations to spine. 12 magnificent mounted colour plates plus full-page b/w drawings and illustrated chapter headers and footers. 197 pages. Top edge gilt. Copy no. 237 SIGNED by artist. All plates present and in fine condition. Binding cracked at top of spine which is slightly sunned. Front cover has dark stain to lower front corner, not affecting the gilt and not really detracting from the beauty of the book. Corners bumped and slightly worn. Leather rubbed at spine edges and on raised bands. Front and rear endpapers cracked. Foxing to a couple of prelim pages. Contents beautifully clean and bright with just a few small foxspots mainly to paper guards, faint margin marks to a few pages and some light marks to pages 150-153. Describing these few faults makes it sound much worse than it looks! This is a lovely copy of this beautiful book. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      [Various places in California and Wyoming]. 1924-1930.. 137 total photographs, measuring 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches on average. Twenty- one of the photographs are hand-colored. Bound into a contemporary oblong octavo flexible leather photo album, string-tied. Binding rubbed around the edges, with a few chips as well. The photographs very neat, clean, and sharp. An album showing a number of annual excursions into the wilds of the American West in the period 1924 to 1930, including a number of photographs of Yosemite and Yellowstone. The images are consistently captioned, providing information on the numerous places depicted, and on some of the people who populate the photographs. A section of photographs at the end document a trip to Yellowstone in 1930, with a number of the pictures hand- colored. There are images of Old Faithful and other geysers, wildlife in the park, hot springs, the Yellowstone River, and the Teton Range. Several other photographs show lakes, mountains, and camps in California, including the Mammoth Lakes region, Mount Morrison and Convict Lake, Lake Tahoe, Grass Lake, Desolation Valley, Yosemite, and the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Still other photographs show stays at camps in northern California, most prominently a YWCA camp called Camp Meeker on the Stanislaus River and Camp Meeker in Sonoma.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Fairy Tales

      Hodder and Stoughton Limited. Very Good. 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Publisher's original blue cloth with lettering and decoration in gilt to spine and front board. Decorative endpapers. 12 beautiful tipped in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, plus numerous black and white illustrations. Presentation inscription on front free endpaper C. Brady with deep appreciation and affection 1921-1928 Tottenham High School' Extremities lightly bumped, rubbing to spine tips and spine slightly faded although gilt still bright. Intermittent foxing throughout also affecting some of the tissue guards, plates clean, more general foxing to prelims. 11.5 x 8.5" with 197 pages, 16 stories including Great Claus and Little Claus, the shadow, the story of mother and old Luk-Oie. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: March House Books]
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      Published by George H. Doran Company, 1924. 1st USA edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Nielsen, Kay. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Black cloth with elaborate pictorial onlay to front cover. 12 tipped-in colour plates. 280 pages. American Edition. Covers are scuffed. Some foxing to outer page edges. Last few pages have light vertical creases. All plates are present, clean and bright. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Kay Nielsen SIGNED Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Andersen, Hans & Kay Nielsen (illustrator). Fairy Tales, Illustrator Signed Limited Edition. Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. Signed by the renowned early 20th century artist Kay Nielsen! Number 134 of only 500 made. A very scarce book! Twelve color plates tipped in with the original tissue guards along with many b&w illustrations. Hardcover. Off-white vellum binding with gilt pictorial designs on front cover and spine. Boards are bowed a bit, typical of vellum binding of this age. Light scuffing and soiling. End pages and outside edges darkened. Light, scattered foxing throughout the book. Some damp staining by the bottom left corner of the pages/book. An incredible rendition of Hans Andersen's great work. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Emé d'Arange un Cargamen - Texte Provençal avec traduction française.

      P., Editions du Cadran 1924 In-4° broché, couverture d'attente, 299 pages. Très bel envoi de Marius André sur la page de garde à Christiane Derennes, femme du poète et écrivain Charles Derennes. Magnifique exemplaire en tout point parfait (aucune rousseurs ou morsures) de cet ouvrage, illustré de 7 bois, dont le frontispice en couleurs, dessinés et gravés par Robert JOEL. Un des 30 exemplaires sur Japon, le premier grand papier avant les Hollande Van Gelder et les vélins d'Arches. Bien complet (pour les exemplaires sur Japon) d'une deuxième épreuve du frontispice en couleurs signée par l'artiste Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen illustrated by Kay Nielsen

      London : Hodder & Stoughton , nd[1924] . First Edition . NF . 4TO . Colour frontis and 11 other mounted plates by Nielsen. A wonderful copy in the scarce red silk variant binding. Bright unworn gilt on front cover, very slightly faded on spine. Very light wear, scattered foxing to early and last pages. A very handsome copy indeed.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        Oeuvres complètes de Michel de Montaigne - 12 Bände komplett.,

      Paris : Conard 1924-1941. - Ehemalgie Bibliotheksexemplare: Rücken leicht lichtheller, Rückenschilder abgelöst (teils mit leichten oberflächlichen Beschädigungen), Stempel verso Titel und auf hinteren Vorsätzen, sonst gut. MR01 Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 7500 17,5*12 cm. Bibliothekshalbleinenbände. Band 1-6 : Les Essais. Texte du manuscrit de Bordeaux. Etude, Commentaires et Notes par le Dr. A. Armaingaud. - Band 7+8 : Journal de voyage en Italie / étude, commentaire et notes par A. Armaingaud - Band 9+10 : La théologie naturelle de Raymond Sebon / préf. A. Armaingaud - 11: Discours de la servitude volontaire, lettres - éphémérides, notes marginales / étude, commentaire et notes par A. Armaingaud - Band 12: Annotation sur les "Annales" de Nicole Gilles, annotations sur le "Quinte-Curce" de Froben, inscriptions de la "Librairie" / notes par A. Armaingaud.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BehnkeBuch]
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        David Balfour [First N. C. Wyeth in First State Dust Wrapper]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. First edition. Original brown printed dust wrapper with color insert on cover. A brilliant, fine copy of the first edition with absolutely no signs of wear. The dust wrapper is very good or better with only a very small piece chipped away above the highest lettering on the spine (about 1 cm) and only very occasional, slight wear otherwise. Cover insert, illustrated title and endpaper plus nine full-page color plates by N. C. Wyeth. Most scarce in this condition and a great collector's find.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        A Magician Among the Spirits

      New York & London: Harper Brothers,, 1924. Illustrated. Octavo. Original blue-grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece, 15 plates, and 4 diagrams within the text. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Houdini on the front free endpaper, "Love Laughs at Locksmiths so does Houdini. Best wishes, H." With a gift inscription in a separate hand below. This volume chronicles Houdini's investigations into spiritualism, and his debunkings of many prominent practitioners. It also includes a chapter on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who had long been a friend of Houdini's before the two split irreconcilably over Conan Doyle's belief in spiritualism. An attractive copy, and uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME [Signed / Signe]

      Paris: A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur, 1924. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. Lalau, Maurice. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and rich marbled endpapers and a banded spine with an elegant and finely tooled flat oval containing 6 gilt points and two sets of 3 red grapes (moderate edge wear), SIGNED BY ANATOLE FRANCE on the front free endpaper; one of 1500 copies numbered in arabic numerals (an additional XXV copies numbered with Roman Numerals also were published), with 27 beautiful chromolithographic illustrations by Maurice Lalau. Anatole France won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament". The book was printed on August 20, 1924 and, as Anatole France died on October 12 of that year, this likely is one of the last books he signed. Copies of the book are rather scarce and signed copies are especially so. A beautiful copy of a quite scarce book, SIGNED BY ANATOLE FRANCE. SCARCE/RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        SET OF WINNIE THE POOH FIRST EDITIONS. 4 Volumes.-- When We were very young.-- Winnie the Pooh.-- Now We are Six.-- The House at Pooh Corner

      Methuen and Co. London. 1924 - 1928. FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. 8vo(7.7 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated throughout with wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. When We were very young has a neat previous owners bookplate on the front blank pastedown endpaper and contents page in second state with the page number present. Fine, bright copies in the original publishers cloth bindings--Blue, Green, Burgundy, Pink, with gilt lettering and ruling to the spines. The front boards all decorated in gilt within a single gilt ruled border. The two volumes of verse(When We were very young & Now We are Six), have a gilt illustration on the rear board as well. Original decorative endpapers in the last three volumes (The first volume was issued with plain white endpapers). In the original illustrated dustwrappers which show a small amount of creasing to the very tops of the spines on 3 volumes but are essentially in fine condition and without any fading, darkening or tears. The four volumes are housed in a mid twentieth century cloth covered clamshell case with a green morocco spine, with raised bands and lettered in gilt. The slip case does not have a makers stamp but is certainly the work of a fine binder and has done its job of keeping the books in original undamaged condition. A lovely, clean, fresh set of first editions of these classic books.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Eranos. Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Zum 1. Februar 1924

      Verlag der Bremer Presse Limited to 1050 copies. 3 original full page prints by Ludwig von Hofmann (etching), Max Liebermann (lithograph), Emil Orlik (lithograph). Inscribed on fly leaf by Hofmannsthal, 1924. [xxxv], 159 pp. Cream color boards, gilt letter, emblem.

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        Autographed Letter, 25 March, 1924

      Paris: Frank Harris, 1924 Superb Harris, Frank. Autographed Letter, 25 March, 1924. 2pp. 8vo., 7" 1/4 x 10" 1/2 folded once, on the letterhead of the Grand Hotel Haussmann, Paris addressed to W. H. Exelby in Montreal. A chatty letter: "Tho' I'm worked to death I want to write to you with my own hand and thank you for your surprising letter. I have worked as a farm hand, stoker & waiter... I'm sending you "The Bomb" & some little booklets.. which contain a number of my "Contemporary Portraits". These have sold better in the US than my short stories... I seem to have lost my way in life... A.S.(S) Burleson Wilson's Post Master General destroyed my magazine, Pearson's by holding up the mail on the pretext that he had been informed that there was something seditious in it. He took my money... I'm writing The Story of My Life... The most important book ever written / Yours Ever / Frank Harris" In very good or better condition with the original mailing envelope showing some use. "Frank Harris (1856 – 1931) was a British-born, naturalized-American author, editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day. Though he attracted much attention during his life for his irascible, aggressive personality, editorship of famous periodicals, and friendship with the talented and famous, he is remembered mainly for his multiple-volume memoir My Life and Loves, which was banned in countries around the world for its sexual explicitness." - Wikipedia. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        N°9-Mai 1924, 6ème année. La Gazette du Bon Ton. Art, Modes et Frivolités. Revue Mensuelle.

      VOGEL, Paris 1924 - Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Lucien Vogel Directeur, 1924, petit in-4, en feuilles, sous chemise éditeur illustrée. Cette revue de mode du début du XXème siècle est considérée comme la plus remarquable et est devenue la plus recherchée. Les couturiers "les plus exquis (.) lui réserveront la primeur de leurs créations" : Les Chéruit, Doeuillet, Doucet, Paquin, Poiret, Redfern, Worth. Les auteurs et les chroniqueurs en vue participent à sa rédaction, tels George CECIL, FAURE-BIGUET, James de COQUET, Georges-Armand MASSON. Leurs rubriques concernent tant la mode, que les spectacles, les chroniques mondaines. Les illustrations, pour beaucoup réalisées au pochoir, sont l'oeuvre des plus grands artistes, tels BARBIER, LEPAPE, MARTY, MOURGUE, THAYAHT. "A côté de sept planches hors-texte, qui sont des modèles crées par les couturiers, trois planches qui sont des modèles inventés par les artistes". Fine restauration à la couverture. "La plus importante et recherchée des revues de modes contemporaines". "La Gazette du Bon Ton, tant par ses illustrations que par ses articles, constitue la meilleure représentation que nous ayons de la période Art Déco" (in l'introduction "Gazette du Bon Ton"). (In Jeanne Laffitte, 50 revues 1890/1930) ; "Le plus important et le plus intéressant pour les modes contemporaines" (in Carteret IV, 180) ; "Luxueuse revue de mode vestimentaire tout en couleurs dans laquelle les dessinateurs sortent de leur style habituel pour aller vers l'illustration" (in Dico Solo, 332). Livres

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        Mark Twain's Autobiography - with slipcase

      Harper & Brothers, New York and London 1924 - A remarkable 2 Volume stated First Edition in Near Fine/Good condition in original edge worn slip-case. Title-page in black and red. On copyright page: "First Edition" and code letters "H - Y" (BAL #3537) State A with Vol. 1 frontispiece, printed tissue inserted and Vol. 2, two pages of advertisements followed by a blank leaf. Original dark blue cloth with top edges gilt. Both volumes are in Fine condition except for some wear along top and bottom of spine. Dustjackets: Vol. I Good ++ with a large portion of the spine missing; Volume II VG- . Slipcase: edgeworn with a small tear at one corner, and at the back, still complete and remarkably sturdy. Mark Twain's autobiography in two volumes with an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine covers the major events in the author's life but also rambles on and allows for inclusion of pieces heretofore unpublished; Vol. 1 & 2. Due to the large size and weight of this set, additional postage will apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Quantum Theory of Radiation in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, XLVII, 6th Series, January ? June 1924, pp. 785-802

      First edition of Bohr, Kramers, and Slater's renunciation of the classical form of causality in favor of a purely statistical description.  "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. As said, the most striking feature of this remarkable paper, as said, 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." (DSB). ALSO present is de Broglie's "A Tentative Theory of Light Quanta," the first edition of the first English edition of three papers by Louis de Broglie, heralding a new era in physics -- the birth of quantum mechanics. The English translation is a translation of de Broglie?s three ?Notes? published in Comptes Rendus in September and October 1923.  The English edition includes an addition to the three papers and a postscript ? de Broglie provides a generalization of the theory that is consistent with the special theory of relativity.  This addition was not published in Comptes.  ?Louis de Broglie's conception of the wave?particle duality in 1923 opened up new experimental possibilities, initiating the era of modern quantum mechanics? (Medicus, Heinrich A., ?Fifty years of matter waves?, Physics Today, Volume 27, Issue 2). De Broglie?s ?greatest talent was a gift for spotting the obvious ? or rather, for spotting what would eventually become obvious to everyone else.  He thought deeply about the mysterious wave-particle duality that had been pointed out by Einstein as early as 1909, and arrived at a question that must have seemed almost childish at the time: if electromagnetic waves are also particles, then might not particles of seemingly solid matter (such as electrons) be somehow also waves?  If this were so, then beams of electrons would have a wavelength and a frequency just like light, and this would offer a ready explanation of Bohr?s quantization conditions: an electron in its orbit about the nucleus would be like a standing wave, such as the wave in a plucked guitar string, and only an integral number of wavelengths could fit into an orbit.  This very simple insight could have been seen (but was not) by anyone from about 1913 onwards. CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume offered.  Ex-libris with armorial bookplate on pastedown, small stamp on the rear of the title page.  The volume houses 8 plates.  Bound in three quarter calf over cloth with 5 gilt-tooled raised bands at the spine.  Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels.  Minor rubbing and scuffing at the edges and on the spine.  The front board is starting to loosen a bit but is still holding tight and solid.  Bright and very clean throughout.

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        The Writings

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. 34 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With monochrome illustrations by Charles E. Brock. An excellent set. The Autograph Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies signed by the author.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1924. Illustrated by Nancy Barnhart. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in blue morocco, titles and elaborate tooling to spine, rasied bands, decorative rules to boards with corner-pieces, twin rule to turn-ins with corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Minor foxing to a couple of leaves, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Sixteenth edition, signed by the author on the half-title. Signed copies of this book are rare.

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      London: Constable and Co., 1924.. Pale green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some tanning to endsheets and scattered foxing, lower corner of rear board a trace sunned, otherwise very good. Accompanied by a chipped and split printed dust jacket, enclosed in an old-style paper-backed plastic sleeve. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. A prepublication association copy, inscribed by Shaw on the half-title: "To Claude Carton from Bernard Shaw. 20th June 1924." Formal publication took place five days later. The recipient (under his stage name) was the former actor turned dramatist, Richard Claude Crtichett, about whom "Shaw remarked that [his] plays may lack originality but were 'so extremely goodnatured that they disarm criticism" - DNB. He was a life-long friend of Sir Athur Pinero and others of his generation, but the durability of his own plays was short-lived, the DNB noting his works have not been reprinted since 1925. LAURENCE A170a.

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        Night Fears and Other Stories

      London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1924. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and cover gilt, first edition dust jacket supplied from another copy. One page roughly opened, endpapers browned, spine a little sunned but an excellent copy in the lightly tanned and rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To Lady Ottoline Morrell from Leslie, with my love. June 12th 1924." The author's first published work, a collection of supernatural short stories. Hartley was introduced to Lady Ottoline Morrell, chatelaine of Garsington, by Aldous Huxley.

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        The Finn Episode in Beowulf, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien

      London: Cambridge University Press, 1924. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This offering is for 'The Finn Episode in Beowulf' by R.A. Williams. The Finn Episode in Beowulf is signed by J.R.R. Tolkien to the front free endpaper 'Tolkien' in his distinctive early (1920's) style, with the 3 dots below. Further down the page, in pencil, in what looks to be Tolkien's writing, 'A very bad book'. Very likely from Tolkien own library, with a small Blackwell Booksellers, Oxford sticker to the bottom of the front endpaper. Slightly browned, original cloth, Cambridge University Press 1924. This copy has some scattered foxing mainly on the half title page. An unusual opportunity to acquire an early signed item for the discerning Tolkien Collector. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / No Jacket.

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        Passage to India.

      1924 - First edition. 8vo., with the terminal three pages of advertisements, original dark red cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in black. London, Edward Arnold & Co.

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        How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds

      MAGAZINE OF WALL ST, NY 1924 - General shelf wear, faded spine, tanning pages and previous owner wrote on dedication page, "This same wife of Mr. Wyckoff of whom he speaks so highly here, broke him and sent him penniless to ruin later." in pencil. DATE PUBLISHED: 1924 EDITION: 190 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Year of Prophesying

      1924 - London, T. Fisher Uwin, 1924. 140 x 227 mm, 271 pp. Cartonnage de toile bleue éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré. Un mors abimé. Jaquette absente. EDITION ORIGINALE, seconde impression. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : "To Georges Duhamel with friendly memories from H.G. Wells". Recueil de cinquante cinq articles de presse écrit entre le 22 septembre 1923 et le 20 septembre 1924. Les envois de Wells à des écrivains français sont très peu courants.

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        La rivoluzione liberale. Rivista storica settimanale di politica.

      Subject: (Giornali - Gobetti). Torino, 1924, A. III, n 10/17, 19/21, 23, 25/31, 34, 35, 37/39, 41, 43, 44. I 27 fascicoli :

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        Brothers of No Kin

      Hinds Hayden & Eldredge New York: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge. (1924). First. First edition. Fine in a beautiful and fine, second issue dustwrapper with a couple of internal repairs. Author's first book, published by an obscure company and very scarce. .

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      (Wien), Verlag für Literatur und Politik, 1924. - Jahrgang I [= alles Erschienene]. Typographisch gestaltete OPpbde. (etwas fleckig, Rückenbezug mit Fehlstellen). 6 Bll., 586 SS., 3 Bll.; 3 Bll. SS. 595-1150, 133 SS., 1 Bl. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgabe. - Einziger Jahrgang der bedeutenden kommunistischen Literaturzeitschrift mit Beiträgen von Clara Zetkin, Erich Mühsam, Max Herrmann-Neisse, Franz Jung, Wladimir Majakowski, Fritz Brupbacher, Max Barthel, Leo Trotzki, Karl August Wittfogel u.a. - Dietzel-H. I, 139. Eberlein I, 842. Eberlein I, 1262. Seywald 61. - Gebräunt und brüchig, 3 Blätter mit Randläsuren. - Selten.

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        Autographed Letter - 2 Pages

      n.p. [Paris]: Laboureur, 1924, 1924 Jean-Émile Laboureur, [French Painter, 1877-1947]. 2 page A.L.S., June 3rd, 1924. n.p. [Paris]. A very fine letter to an unnamed art dealer detailing titles & prices for 11 prints offered on consignment until July 15th, 1924, with good content: " Your customer is practically correct. The print "Love in the Woods" is prepared not by a dry point but by a very light etching, as was nearly always the custom in France since the 18th century. It is the case with about one quarter of my engravings. It depends on the subject matter and of the treatment" Signed & dated, J. E. Laboureur. "Founder in 1923 of the Société des Peintres Graveurs Indépendants, friend to avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire and painter Marie Laurencin, the artist Jean-Émile Laboureur found inspiration in sources ranging from Hellenistic vase painting to Nabis artists such as Bonnard, Vuillard and Vallotton. Laboureur was born in Nantes, France in 1877. He arrived in Paris in 1895 to study at the Faculty of Law. Quickly dissatisfied in that pursuit, he began to frequent the Academie Julian, a prestigious Parisian art academy. Laboureur was soon introduced to the eminent wood engraver Auguste Lepère, and decided to devote himself to the study of printmaking. While Lepère imparted technical expertise, artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, with whom Laboureur became acquainted in 1896, encouraged his sense of humor and irony, bringing a cosmopolitan flair to his work. Between 1899 and 1910, Laboureur traveled extensively. He cultivated a broad historical knowledge of engraving in Germany and Italy. In Greece, he was greatly inspired by the elegance of Classical vase painting. He returned to Paris in 1910, as Picasso and Braque were ushering in Cubism. Building on this analytical, geometric style with the knowledge and inspiration acquired during his travels, Laboureur developed a decorative style distinctly his own. By the end of World War I, Laboureur had gained a new audience with his success in book design and illustration. His service in the war had led him to experiment with engraving on metal, which required neither the acid baths of etching nor the bulky equipment of wood engraving. Gradually his style became more fluid, moving away from the rigid properties of Cubism. Displaying what contemporary poet and friend Max Jacob described as "chic" and "grand classical elegance," Laboureur was widely collected by Americans as well as Europeans." - IFPDA. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Framed & Glazed.

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