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        7 manifestes dada *

      Éditions du Diorama / J. Budry, Paris (1924). - Broché, couverture et titre en noir sur une étiquette violette contrecollée. Dessins de Francis Picabia. Précieuse relique de la collection d'un auteur-artiste qui avait de la conservation une idée parfois un brin. surréaliste, en témoignent une discrète recouvrure de papier en pied de la fragile couverture noire et des restes d'élastiques qui durent la faire tenir au corps des cahiers à l'époque où ils furent désolidarisés; nous avons fait soigneusement restauré l'ensemble sans lui ôter cette trace quelque peu incongrue. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 250 exemplaires manumérotés sur vergé Lafuma après 50 Madagascar.

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

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

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        Oeuvres Stendahl - 68 Volumes

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

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        Harmonies". Intérieurs de Ruhlmann *

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

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        Der Spiegel. Jahrbuch des Propyläenverlages.

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

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        ESSAYS

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

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        Observations

      Dial Press, New York 1924 - First Edition First Impression Dial Press 1924. Publisher's complementary copy with their slip loosely inserted. A Fine copy in original quarter bound black cloth, just a little offsetting on end blanks from DJ flaps. Spare spine label tipped-in to rear. Scarce gold foil DJ chipped at spine ends and corners, a little rubbed to edges. In a protective cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shall We Commit Suicide?

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Signed Reproduction of the First Fax Sent by Ranger of President Coolidge

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

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        We

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

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

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

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        When We Were Very Young

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

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        ENGLISH PRINTERS' ORNAMENTS.

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

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

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

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        Comentarios al Codigo de Procedimiento Civil Venezolano

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

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        James Joyce. His First Forty Years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Year of Prophesying

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

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

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

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        Excellent Autograph Letter Signed

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

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

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

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        A Pawn Among Kings

      The Macmillian Company of Canada Limited, Toronto 1924 - First Canadian edition. Original blue cloth hardcovers, with stamped borders and cameo to front and gilt titles and rules to spine. Some mild crimping to spine ends, and a hint of shelf-wear to corners. Top edge just slightly dust-soiled. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book. Really a remarkably bright and handsome volume of the scarce Canadian issue, with the added interest of a small contemporary Port Arthur, Ontario bookseller's label inside bottom rear cover. [ii+]vi,220pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Maurice Barrès *

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

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        The First (-Twentieth) Volume of the Wren Society

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

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        Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen with Illustrations By Kay Nielsen

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

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        Sea Whispers

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Passage to India

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

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

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

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        ESSAYS

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

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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first editions, mixed printings

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

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        Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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

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

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

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        Illuminated manuscript on vellum, The Eve of St. Agnes

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        History of the Oregon Country in Six Volumes by Scott, Harvey W

      The Riverside Press. Hardcover. Six Volume Set. Clean text, tight bindings, red cloth over decorated boards, gold gilt lettering and decoration to front covers, Territory of Oregon seals on rear covers, deckled edges, few minor imperfections, knicks and scratches to covers, light wear to corners and edges, a handsome set of books. #456 of 500 limited edition sets, volume one signed by the author. . Very Good. 1924.

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

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

      [Bookseller: La Bouquinerie]
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        The Adventures of a Coquette

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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