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        Builders of Modern Indian: MAHATMA GANDHI An Essay in Appreciation

      Calcutta: Association Press, 1924. Rare First Edition, SIGNED AND DATED BY MAHATMA GANDHI. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece portrait and 5 additional portraits from various sources. 8vo, publisher's original paper covered boards printed on the upper cover in black, backed in gray/blue cloth, the spine gilt lettered. 136 pp. A very attractive and well preserved copy, far better than would be expected for a Calcutta printing of the period, the prelims with a bit of age evidence, the spine just a touch toned. SIGNED AND DATED BY MAHATMA GANDHI IN 1926, one of the greatest men of the age. The work is rare in first edition and in collectable condition and we know of no other copy signed by Gandhi. This is an exceptionally early work on Gandhi, published only a few years after he had become leader of the Indian National Congress and was signed a year prior to the publication of his "MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH".

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      Berlin, Sinaberg. 1924-1930. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. issues are 16-20 pages each. 28cm. In Russian. Title translates to English as, "The Banner of Struggle." Published sporadically, and eventually annually, from 1924-1930. CONTENTS: Budet Burya! [A Storm is Coming!] --- V Zaschitu Russkikh Revolyutsionerov [In Defense of Russian Revolutionaries] --- Sotsial-Bessarabtsy [The Social Bessarabians] --- Mezhdunarodnoe Revolyutsionnoe Dvizhenie [International Revolutionary Movement] --- Kultura i Revolyutsiya [Culture and Revolution] --- K Godovschine Iyul'skikh Dney [The Anniversary of the July Days] --- K Desyatiletniyu "Velikoy Voyny" [On the Decade of the "Great War"] --- Krovavyye Maski [Bloody Mask] --- V Godovschinu Dekabr'skoy Boyni 1923 goda [On the Anniversary of the December 1923 Massacre] --- O Veilkom Krizise v Marksizme, Sotsializme, Demokratizme i Rabochem Dvizhenii [The Great Criss in Marxism, Socialism, Democracy and the Labor Movement] --- Vashi Voprosy i Nashi Otvety [Your Questions and Our Answers] --- Golos Revolyutsionerov iz Rossiyskikh Tyurem [The Voice of Revolutionaries from Russian Prisons] --- O Natsional'nykh Men'shinstvakh na Ukraine [On the National Mensheviks in Ukraine] --- Manifest k Trudyaschimsya Goroda I Derevni [Manifest to the Workers of Cities and Villages] --- S'ezd Mezhdunarodnago Byuro Rev.-Sots. Partiy [Congress of the International Bureau of the Rev.-Soc. Party] --- Stalin, Trotskiy ili Revolyutsiya [Stalin, Trotsky or Revolution] --- Nelegal'nye Dokumenty RKP [Illegal Documents of the RCP (Russian Communist Party)] --- Desyat' Let Oktryabr'skoy Revolyutsii [Ten Years From the October Revolution] --- Na Poroge Dvenadtsatogo Goda [On the Eve of the Twelfth Year] --- Osnovnye Prichiny Krizisa Sotsializma [The Main Causes of the Crisis of Socialism] --- Na Poroge Trinadtsatogo Goda [On the Eve of the Thirteenth Year]. The "Union of Socialists-Revolutionaries Maximalists was a political party in the Russian Empire, a radical wing expelled from the Socialist-Revolutionary Party in 1906. The Union united agrarian terrorists, the 'Moscow Opposition' and other radical dissidents from the PSR in an independent party. The Maximalists officially split off from the PSR at its Second Congress in Imatra in 1906. Maximalists played a role in both the Revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. Many former SR Maximalists eventually joined the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik)….Maximalists were so called because they demanded the full implementation of the 'maximum programme' in the expected revolution: full socialisation of the land, factories and all other means of production. The orthodox Socialist-Revolutionaries wanted to start with land reform but defer socialisation of other means of production. The Maximalists also rejected the PSR's version of a 'two-stage' revolution, a theory associated with V.M. Chernov. According to Chernov, the coming revolution in Russia would not be purely 'bourgeois-democratic' as the Social-Democrats claimed, but would include social and economic as well as political reforms. It would be a 'popular-democratic' revolution, and would transition into a full-blown 'labour-socialist' revolution later on. The Maximalists rejected this as Social-Democratic 'attentism' and argued that the coming Russian revolution would not be able to stop half-way; it was the two-stage theory, not Maximalism, that was unrealistic if it thought the toiling masses, once liberated, would content themselves with a bourgeois republic and gradual reforms." (Wikipedia, 2012) OCLC lists 9 copies. Publisher's typo on final page of No. 20/21: issue listed as "No. 20-25". Pages darkened but not fragile; some edgewear. Issue no. 24-26 worn with minor closed tears along gutter margin. Issue no. 8 outer wrappers detached but present. No 12/13 with small loss of paper and a few words. Overall, in Very Good Condition, a scarce complete run of this important journal. (RUS-11-37) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Vers Une Architecture; Novelle Edition Revue et Augmentee

      The binder (Rayes & Son, Oxford) did not include the original wrappers , but the introduction to the Seconde Edition is dated 1924, and ownership dated 1931. Collection de "L'Esprit Nouveau." Includes many photographs, drawings, plans, etc. Text in FRENCH. 243 pages. -- Attractive hardcover, cloth with leather spine label. Condition: very good (there are light pencil marks; one page has a repaired tear; two owner names). -- Seminal work, addressing grain elevators, airplanes, automobiles, machinery, apartment houses etc. with his new architectural theory.

      [Bookseller: BUCKS COUNTY BOOKSHOP]
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        Russisches Porzellan 1744 - 1923 (First Edition)

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1924. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus without dust jacket. Moderate fading to the extremities of the blue cloth boards, with some light dampstaining to the front board and a few underlines in red pencil to the text. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Contains black and white photographs of Russian porcelain throughout.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Where Traditions Linger, Being Rambles Through Remote England(extra-illustrated)

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1924. . One volume extended into two volumes, Photogravure frontispiece, and 18 photographic plates each with two images, extra-illustrated with 144 plates some mounted some inlaid including 18 hand-colored and 3 in monochrome., one original photograph of Professor John Tyndale, a prominent 19th century physicist, with his clipped signature and another plate of actress Mary Robinson, who was the mistress of George IV when he was Prince of Wales, with her clipped signature from a letter. Both volumes finely bound in 3/4 green morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering and top edges gilt, some fading to spines otherwise near fine.. First American Edition. Otavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Green Thursday (First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First Edition. First Edition. One of 2000 numbered copies (this being No. 1595). Publisher's patterned paper boards with green vellum spine and paper spine label. The author's first book, written four years prior to her 1928 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Scarlet Sister Mary." The first entry in this collection of stories about life on a slavery plantation in the South, "Ashes," was basis for the 1984 television film "Tales of the Unknown South," directed by Randy Brinson and starring James Dickey and Rosanna Carter. Very Good in a Good to Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Dampstains to the endpapers at the top edges, slight spine lean, extremities rubbed and bumped. Corresponding dampstains to the jacket top edges, with several large chips and closed tears, with professional repair to the front flap fold and rear spine fold.

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        Mark Twain's Autobiography. First Edition, Two Volume Set

      Harper & Brothers, 1924. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. With an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. The incredible autobiography of the most influential American author in history. Published over ten years after Twain's death in order to protect the guilty. It was well received, as the public was hungry for some new books by Mark Twain. Two volume set. Hardcover with original jackets. Includes the very scarce original slipcase, the only copy we have ever had with it! Book are square and tightly bound. Edges bumped and rubbed a bit. Gilt lettering very bright. Jacket spines faded. A few chips, most notably on spine of volume 1. Very Good/Good. Published by Harper & Brothers, 1924

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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      1924. With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. In Two Volumes. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1924. 2 pp Vol II undated ads. Original blue cloth, with dust jackets, in the original publisher's box. First Edition. This is not so much an autobiography as an unconnected series of thoughts put down over the years, with the stipulation that they not be published until after his death ("I am writing from the grave. On these terms only can a man be approximately frank").~This is a remarkably fine, complete set: the two volumes are as new, the two dust jackets are fine except for fading of their spines and a few small smudges, and the publisher's box, while showing some minor wear at its edges, is uncommonly present. Blanck 3537 (state A, with ads in Vol II); McBride p. 254. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1924. 2 volumes. First edition, first state. Portrait frontispiece in each volume. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original dark-blue ribbed cloth gilt lettered on the spines, t.e.g., with a facsimile of Twain’s autograph in gilt on the upper covers. 361, index; 357, index, ads pp. An especially fine and very bright, and very clean set. A beautiful example, as pristine. Rarely encountered in this condition. A BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED AND ESPECIALLY HANDSOME COPY OF THE FIRST STATE OF THE FIRST EDITION. “As might be expected of anything which Mark Twain wrote, this autobiography is unlike any other ever written-as unconventional and unorthodox as its great author. Always, when the time came for him to go on with the dictation, he chose as his subject whatever was most interesting to him at the moment, regardless of chronological order. For he believed that a man’s thoughts, not his outward acts are his true history, which alone reveal him completely. “The resulting book is a stream of table-talk: anecdotes, humorous and serious; reminiscences of his mother, his daughter Susy, his boyhood days in Missouri; chronicles of his friendships with all manner of men, from General Grant and President Cleveland to his Irish coachman and the unfamed intimates of his vagabond youth; bold expressions of opinion on every sort of topic-all are here, full of the vigor and the humanity of their author, and forming an inexhaustible mine of entertainment, amusement, and delight.” Dictated by Twain over several years with the stipulation that it be published after his death.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Mark Twain's Autobiography First Edition, Two Volume Set

      Harper & Brothers, 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Twain, Mark. Mark Twain's Autobiography First Edition, Two Volume Set. Harper & Brothers, 1924. The incredible autobiography of the most influential American author in history. Published over ten years after Twain's death in order to protect the guilty. It was well received, as the public was hungry for some new books by Mark Twain. Two volume set. Hardcover books. With remnants of original jackets. Book are square and tightly bound. Edges bumped and rubbed a bit. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedowns. Vol 1 jacket missing spine and top of back. Vol 2 jacket missing front and spine. VG/Poor.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        A Midsommer Nights Dreame

      London, Ernest Benn,, 1924. Newly Printed From the First Folio of 1623. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, motif to front board, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With 5 colour drawings and 9 black and white drawings. A fine copy. The Players' Shakespeare, limited to 106 copies. Signed by the art editor Albert Rotherston, the illustrator Paul Nash, and the introduction writer Harley Granville-Barker.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Wien und Lpz., Verlag 'Die Fackel' 1924.. 3. u. 4. Tsd. 236 S., 2 Bll. (le. w.). OLn. vgl. W.-G.² 13; Kerry 19 - Mit eh. Widmung u. U. des Verfassers auf d. flieg. Vorsatzblatt: "für Germaine Goblot Wien, im Okt. 24 Karl Kraus".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Fairy Tales

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1924]. Quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial block to spine and front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a dark brown cloth slipcase. Illustrated with 12 tipped-in colour-plates, captioned tissues and monochrome drawings throughout the text. Some light browning and foxing to a few leaves, boards ever so slightly bowed, a particularly clean copy in excellent condition. Edition de Luxe, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Nielsen. A selection of classic stories by Hans Andersen which includes the Snow Queen and the Tinder Box beautifully illustrated by the renowned Scandinavian illustrator Nielsen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris, France: Shakespeare and Company , 1924 Half leather binding is worn with rubbing especially at extremities and on spine panel. Gold embossing on spine is bright and crisp. Hinges cracked but binding is intact. Pages are toned with occasional abrading that does not impinge on text. Minor staining along a one inch section of the bottom edge of text block. Interior pages are unmarked except for prior owner's name. Decorative marbled end papers are clean.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
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        The Bombay Code: In Five Volumes.

      1924 - Government of India, Legislative Department. The Bombay Code: In Five Volumes. Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1924. Five volumes. Original cloth, gilt titles to spines, moderate shelfwear and soiling. Text blocks cracked in a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to versos of title pages. A solid set. * Fourth edition. Volume I: The unrepealed Bombay Regulations, The Local Acts of the Governor General in Council in Force in Bombay, The Regulations Made Under the Statute 33 Victoria, Chapter 3, And the Government of India Act, 1915 (5 and 6 Geo. 5, C. 61), In force in Bombay, Lists of the Enactments Which Have Been Notified for Scheduled Districts in Bombay Under the Scheduled Districts Act, 1874: And Chronological Tables of Enactments Reproduced; Volume II: The Unrepealed Acts of the Governor of Bombay in Council in Force in Bombay from 1862 to 1887, Inclusive: And a Chronological Table of Enactments Reproduced with an Index; Volume III: The Unrepealed Acts of the Governor of Bombay in Council in Force in Bombay, From 1888 to 1897, Inclusive; A Chronological Table of Enactments Reproduced with an Appendix and Index; Volume IV. Containing the Unrepealed Acts of the Governor of Bombay in Council in Force in Bombay, from 1898 to 1908, Inclusive, And a Chronological Table of Enactments Reproduced with Index; Volume V: Containing the Unrepealed Acts of the Governor of Bombay in Council and of the Bombay Legislative Council in Force in Bombay from 1909 to 1922, Inclusive, Chronological Tables of Enactments reproduced with Index. OCLC locates 9 copies. BMC 3:850. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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      New York: G. Howard Watt, 1924. First American edition. Very Good +/Near Fine. A Very Good + copy of the book with the rear hinge professionally tightened and a previous owner's name on the front free end paper. In a very bright, Near Fine jacket publisher clipped on the four corners, but retaining the original price. A late work by this master of science fiction and adventure, first published posthumously. This action-packed novel features piracy in the South Atlantic and the desperate measures undertaken by men stranded on a small island, home to the southern-most lighthouse in the world. Additional images available upon request. Very Good + in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Sitzungsberichte der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Abteilung IIa. Mathematik, Astronomie, Physik, Meteorologie und Technik

      Wien/Lpz., Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky 1924-1934.. 133. - 143. Bd., 11 Jgge., 96 (v. 110) Hefte. gr.-8°. Mit. zahlr. Textfig. u. Taf. OHefte. Umschl. tlw. staubfleckig u. leicht randrissig. Vielfach unaufgeschn. Vorderdeckel gestemp. Jgge. 1925-1928, 1930-1933 komplett. Von den insges. 110 Heften dieser Jahrgänge fehlen lediglich die Hefte 1-6 des 133. Bds., 1. u. 2. Heft des 138. Bds. und 5-10 des 143 Bds. - Beigabe: Sitzungsberichte der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Abteilung IIb Chemie. 139. Bd. (1930) 10. Heft. u. 142. Bd. (1933), 5.-10. Heft. zus. 5 Hefte.

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        Four Pooh Books, Comprised of:] WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG [and] WINNIE-THE-POOH [and] NOW WE ARE SIX [and] THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      London: Methuen and co., 1924, 1926, 1927 1928. First Edition of each volume. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard throughout each volume. 8vo, beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in fine full gilt decorated morocco. Each volume is bound in a colour to match the original cloth covers. The spines are richly gilt, the covers are pictorially decorated in gilt with images of Pooh and his friends. The original covers and spine panels are bound into the rear of each book. All volumes are housed together in a cloth covered slipcase. An elegant production. x,100; xi,158; x,103; xi,178 pp. All copies are very fine and beautifully preserved. VERY FINE COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITIONS OF EACH OF THE FOUR POOH BOOKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND. These charming children’s classics contain delicately detailed illustrations and some of the most beloved stories of all time. From the first poem or story to the last drawing, the reader is transported to another world of imagination and youthful play. “When We Were Very Young” was the first of the “Pooh” books and was extremely successful in both America and England. Ironically, when A.A. Milne was first presented with the possibility of Ernest Shepard being the illustrator for this first Pooh book, he was less than pleased, having never been particularly drawn to Shepard’s style. But the illustrator won out in the end and the rest is legend. The book’s success in both America and England was phenomenal, and it went through six printings in just one year and six more the next. The public voraciousness for his work inspired Milne to follow WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG with WINNIE THE POOH, NOW WE ARE SIX, and THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. Some of the most cherished and beloved verses of our time rest on the charmingly illustrated pages of this first volume in the series of books that have become timeless classics. This book is dedicated to Milne’s son, Christopher Robin Milne, who “prefers to call himself Billy Moon.” The second book in the series is WINNIE THE POOH and the one included here is a beautiful copy of the most famous of the four Pooh books. Milne's classic story, all about Christopher Robin, Winnie-The-Pooh, and their friends Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, and Baby Roo. WINNIE-THE-POOH came into being in the wake of his first book of verse, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG, which was the first collaboration of Milne’s words and E.H. Shepard’s delightful illustrations. Milne and Shepard truly ascended to harmonious heights with the cast of characters in WINNIE-THE-POOH based on the stuffed animal collection of Milne’s own son, Christopher Robin, who also became immortalized as one of the main characters in the Pooh series. “E.H. Shepard’s illustrations to A.A. Milne’s POOH stories form without doubt one of the great classics of children’s book illustration. It is important to understand, however, how remarkable that is for Shepard’s success as an illustrator was not based on the technical power of draughtsmanship we see in the work of artists such as Rackham. We do not go with him for a prolonged journey of the eye as we do with the great masters of drawing. His illustrations are classics for a wholly different reason. Our approach must be through the eyes of childhood, for Shepard’s Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger cast their compulsive spell because the artist only ever makes them but very slightly removed from the stuffed toys on the nursery shelf. Whereas Beatrix Potter’s animals are almost transformed into furry occupants of the same domain, in the case of Shepard the journey is made in precisely the opposite direction... There is a slightness to them, a delightful, rapid, thrown-off quality... Shepard’s genius lay surely in being able to match exactly the mood of Milne’s texts which have a similar and complementary rambling quality. A less whimsical artist would have upset the balance. As it is, writer and illustrator were perfectly allied in a curiously English way, achieving thereby one of the great classics of childhood literature” (THE POOH SKETCH BOOK, Sibley.) The third book in the quartet written by Milne, inspired by his young son Christopher, and illustrated by Shepard was an instant success. Like WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, NOW WE ARE SIX is a joyful combination of verse and pictures designed to captivate young readers. Christopher Milne wrote of his father’s stories: “It is difficult to be sure which came first. Did I do something and did my father then write a story about it? Or was it the other way about, and did the story come first? Certainly my father was on the look-out for ideas; but so too was I. He wanted ideas for his stories, I wanted them for my games, and each looked towards the other for inspiration. But in the end it was all the same: the stories became part of our lives; we lived them, thought them, spoke them.”-Enchanted Places. Most likely it was this unique collaboration between father and son which makes these little stories and poems so intimate and personal. THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER is the last of the four beloved Pooh books. In this charming offering Eeyore’s friends employ “Brains first and then Hard Work” to build him a house. There are also big happenings for Tigger in this volume and Rabbit has a very busy day. Milne had bought a country house in Sussex, and it was there that many of his poems were set. Amid fields, under cherry trees, in rustic barnyards, and down by the pond, these poetic yarns lead young minds to a refreshing holiday in nature. And, as always, Shepard’s drawings capture our hearts with their endearing images of a boy and his roly-poly teddy bear, their endless adventures, and much much more. These buoyant illustrations are sure to bring a smile to the innate child buried somewhere within each of us. And who can resist the charm of Milne’s writing when in a P.S. to his introduction he notes: “Pooh wants us to say that he thought it was a different book; and he hopes you won’t mind, but he walked through it one day, looking for his friend Piglet, and sat down on some of the pages by mistake.”Dense with wonderful poems and illustrations, these books started the public off on a love affair with some of the most memorable characters in all of children's literature. A complete set of the limited signed editions in such outstanding condition and in the scarce dustjackets is a rare treasure for those of us who love Winnie, Christopher Robin, Piglet and the rest of the citizens of the “100 Aker Wood”.

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        Scientific American: An Illustrated Journal of Art, Science, & Mechanics. Vols. 130-133 (January 1924, thru December, 1925)

      NY:, 1924-25. volumes 130-133 (January 1924, thru December, 1925), an unbroken run, each volume is approximately 26 issues and 400 pp., well illustrated, numerous ads, folios, cloth, ex library, minor tears or slight tattering passim, still good-very good,. Photos available upon request.

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        Handzeichnung - Sammlung eines Suddeutsch Kunstfreundes dabei beitrage aus anderem besitz

      Amsler & Ruthardt Berlin 1924 - 138 pages with 68 plates of illustrations with some in color. This is a 1924 auction catalog for the firm of Amsler & Ruthardt of Berlin, Germany with a very diverse offering of goods in the fine arts market. Catalog is solid and square with slight 1" lift to part of paper spine. The interior is bright, clean and unmarked with a separate price results sheet. NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JACQUES CALLOT (3 VOLUMES) Catalogue De L'Oeuvre Grave

      Paris: Gazettedes Beaux- Arts. Very Good+. 1924-27. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Catalogue De L'oeuvre Grave. Introduction de F. Courboin. Tissue protected Etched & engraved plate illustrations. Tome #1, 1924, 1 to 299 illustrations; Tome #2, 1927, 300 to 652; Tome #3, 1927, 653 to 1428. Nicely bound in clean red buckram cloth. Bright gilt title on spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Some uncut pages. Deckle page edges. Callot a master of techniques has produced images in a wide variety of subjects. French text. Covers have a slight inward bow. A few light flecks of foxing. Rare Section ; Etching & Engraved Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        The Dictionary of English Furniture

      Offices of "Country Life", London, and by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1924–7. From the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period. With a General Introduction by H. Avray Tipping. 3 volumes, large folio. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front covers lettered in gilt, gilt rules. Colour and monochrome photographic illustrations throughout. Ownership inscriptions: Benson, Burgh House. A little light rubbing to extremities, an excellent set. First Edition.

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      Paris: Editions de la Sirene,, 1924. Portrait de l'Artiste Jeune par Lui-meme. Translated by Ludmila Savitzky. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in green and black. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by The Chelsea Bindery. Contents browned as always but an excellent copy. First French edition of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. With the translator's signed presentation inscription to the first blank leaf. The name of the recipient has been excised and the inscription partially obscured by a one-page autograph letter from Joyce written in French on the back of one of the advertisement leaves which were laid into the book at publication. Again the name of the recipient has been excised. Joyce first gives details of his new address, then proceeds to present this copy. He mentions critics and gives some information regarding Ludmila Savitzky's movements.

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        Gesammelte Werke / Frank Wedekind [Komplett in 9 Banden]

      Munchen : Georg Muller, 1924. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 9 Bd. ; 21 cm. Contents1. Bd. Die vier Jahreszeiten. Der Stein der Weisen. Feuerwerk. Mine-haha.--2. Bd. Die junge Welt. Fru¨hlings Erwachen. Fritz Schwigerling (Der Liebestrank)--3. Bd. Erdgeist. Die Buchse der Pandora. Der Kammersanger. --4. Bd. Der Marquis von Keith. Konig Nicolo. Karl Hetmann, der Zwergriese (Hidalla) --5. Bd. Tod und Teufel. Musik. Die Zensur. Oaha. --6. Bd. Schloss Wetterstein. Franziska. Simson, oder Scham und Eifersucht. Tanzdichtungen: Die Flohe, oder Der Schmerzenstanz. Die Kaiserin von Neufundland. --7. Bd. Der Schnellmaler. Bismarck. Herakles. Uberfurchtenichts. Schauspielkunst. --8. Bd. Lyrik, Versepik. Erza¨hlende Prosa.--9. Bd. Dramen. Entwurfe. Aufsatze aus dem Nachlass.Subjects: Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918 -- Collected works -- Dramatists, German -- 19th century -- 20th century -- Plays -- Drama and theatre. Language: German. Notes: Each volume has added t.-p., with vignette. "Geleitwort" (v. 8) signed: Prof. Dr. Artur Kutscher; "Nachwort" (v. 9) signed: Joachim Friedenthal. Very good copies in the original cloth bindings. Gilt-blocked title labels to spines, with ornamental gilt borders to spines and front panels. Gilt-stamped motif also to front panels. Spine bands and panel edges lightly dulled and dust-toned. Publisher's yellow stain to page edges. Red silk ribbon to each volume. Spines very slightly shelf-cocked. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Edmund Stossl with his bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Rundfunk-Jahrbuch der Aerophon-A. G.,

      Frankfurt Aerophon Akt.-Ges., 1924 - 160 S. Herausgegeben Dezember 1924. Mit s/w Abb. nach Fotografien und Zeichnungen sowie mit einigen Tabellen und mit einigen Schaltplänen. Die Ecken sind bestoßen. Der Schnitt ist fleckig, besonders der Kopfschnitt. Die Kapitale sind etwas bestoßen. Der Hinterdeckel ist etwas knickspurig. Die Einbandkanten sind leicht nachgedunkelt. Das erste und das letzte Blatt sind etwas fleckig. Das erste Blatt ist in der Kopfecke etwas bestoßen. Die ersten paar Blätter sind in der Fußecke bestoßen. Die letzten paar Blätter sind in der Fußecke etwas bestoßen und knickspurig. Sonst gutex Exemplar. sehr guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 490 12° Duodez (Quer) Brosch. Brosch.

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      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1924. ONE OF 65 COPIES PRINTED ON PAPER (and seven on vellum). Hardcover. Presented by "Rosamund" Hornby,But in her Printer-Father's Handwriting. 213 x 146 mm (8 3/8 x 5 3/4"). 3 p.l., 111 pp., plus integral blank leaf at end. ONE OF 65 COPIES PRINTED ON PAPER (and seven on vellum). Original patterned paper boards of rust and green, paper spine label. Hand-painted red and blue initials by Graily Hewitt. Printed in red, blue, and black in Subiaco type. Front flyleaf inscribed "With love from Rosamund / July, 1924." Spine just slightly cocked and faintly darkened, tail of spine a little bumped, otherwise a fine copy of a work difficult to find in pleasing condition--the binding with almost no wear, and the text especially clean, fresh, and bright. This hefty little occasional volume was a gift for Rosamund M. Hornby on her 10th birthday. Franklin says, "Of the three presents for the printer's family . . . , none could touch the excellence of this" one. It contains four children's stories by Wilde: "The Happy Prince," "The Star-Child," "The Selfish Giant," and "The Young King." All are morality tales extolling the virtues of selflessness, generosity, and consideration of others. They were apparently taken to heart by Hornby's young daughter: Rosamund Hornby Holland-Martin (1914-2001) was chairman of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for 20 years, and served the organization devotedly for half a century. In honor of her charitable works, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1983.

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        Passage to India, A

      London: Edward Arnold, 1924. First Impression. Cloth. Near Fine. First British trade edition (no additional printings noted on the copyright page). 8vo: [4], 5-325, [3, publisher's advertisements for earlier Forster's titles]pp, without half-title (as issued). Original vertically ribbed wine-red cloth, the spine and upper board lettered in black, the bottom edge untrimmed; collector's blind stamp to the title page. A Near Fine copy, without the scarce dust jacket, the cloth a shade darkened in spots, first few leaves with scattered spotting, page margins slightly age-toned, but a quite collectible copy of this classic. Kirkpatrick A10a. Connolly Modern Movement 45. Time 100. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, Forster's last and best novel, the title taken from a poem by Whitman, gestated during a ten-year period that spanned the First World War, Gandhi's return to India from South Africa and the start of his civil disobedience campaign, the First Government of India Act, an upsurge in Indian Nationalist feeling, British promises of Independence, and the massacre at Amritsar. "Mindful of the imponderables of human conduct, alert to all the reciprocal misjudgments and the wearying false appraisals we make as a matter of course, he looked at empire and saw its weak foundations. . . . In his other great novel, Howard's End, Forster directed us to "only connect." What he demonstrates here, in a story of the greatest and saddest subtleties — and comic subtleties, too — is how nearly impossible that is to do." (Time 100) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Jeanne de Henaut

      London: Published Privately for the Author by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1924. Octavo. Single quire sewn into the original tangerine wrappers, white paper title label to front wrapper printed in black. Edges rubbed and a little tanned, faint spotting to title page. A very good copy. First edition, sole impression. One of just 55 copies printed for the author and distributed by him as a greetings card. With his signed presentation inscription to the title page, "Jock, from Harold, Xmas 1924". One of the scarcest of all Hogarth Press publications.

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        The Town Child's Alphabet

      London: The Poetry Bookshop,, 1924. Designs by David Jones. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrations throughout by David Jones. Wrappers faintly toned with a few light spots to the lower wrapper, a single dark spot to the upper wrapper, and occasional spotting to contents. First edition, first impression, wrappered issue. A lovely copy of one of the prettiest children's books of the period.

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        Ovyde hys Booke of Methamorphose, Books X-XV

      Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1924. Quarto. xl, 189pp. One of 375 copies. American issue. Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-upon-Avon on Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper. Translated by William Caxton and printed from the manuscript in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. In a handsome binding of crimson morocco, with a triple gilt-ruled border to covers, a central gilt oval wreath comprised of flowers and leaves to the front cover, and gray moiré silk doublures. Gilt-titled to spine, with gilt borders to six compartments. A couple of small, slightly darker spots to the covers, possibly variations in the leather, else very fine.

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        English pottery : its development from early times to the end of the eighteenth century / by Bernard Rackham and Herbert Read ; with an appendix on the Wrotham potters by J.W. Glaisher

      London : E.Benn, 1924. 1st Edition Limited - No. 61 of 75. Physical description. : xxiv, 142 p. , frotis (tissue guard) 115 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm. Notes: Includes bibliographies and index. Subject: Pottery - England - Wrotham. Notes: Limited edition No. 61 of 75. Special limited edition printed on English hand-made paper, signed by the authors bound in pigskin. Near fine copy with publisher's slip-case in the original gilt-blocked glazed diced calf cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Contains loosely inserted copy of Rackham's Society of antiquaries of London publisher's pamphlet on vases. Signed by both authors. Top-edge-gilt.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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