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        Nemuno rankose (In the Niemen's Embrace) [Poetry collection]

      "Varpo" bendroves leidinys, Kaunas ("Bell" Publishing Company, Kaunas) 1924 - Lithuanian language. Octavo 13 x 18 cm. Weight 85 gr. Wrappers, 78 [1] pp. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Partially damaged and repaired spine, but the cover boards are firmly attached, slight soiling on the cover, fly-leaf and title; internally occasional fingerprints and three small closed tears on different leaves. Notable avant-garde constructivist cover design by Lithuanian artist Juozas Petrenas, who became better known as an avant-garde poet than a painter. He created the design of the four issues of "Keturi vejai" group (Four Winds) and was responsible for several covers of avant-garde books and for the layout of books published by members of the Four Winds. Present book is first edition (was re-edited in 1967) of the third poetry book by the young avant-garde author. Distinctive individual style verses combine the traditions of integral lyricism with urban themes and a dynamic expressiveness. The most important lyric motifs are nature, love, village and city. His poetic language is young and energetic, main protagonist - the modern man, his troubles and worries, dreams and sadnesses. For example, in the avant-garde poem Pieniška daina (The Milky Song) idealistic desire for happiness turns into desire to own a cow who provides food for the body and soul ("joy in the body, nirvana in the soul"). In this verse by using allusions that involve references to the Eastern culture, author extends the space of Lithuanian motives and wittily reinterprets them according to the avant-garde code, the avant-garde image combines with narrative of everyday life. In the verses the energetic gesture is softened by the gentle breeze of the wind, and vice versa - the decorative ornamental image is devastating like a childish joke. Juozas Tysliava (1902-1961) - avant-garde poet and journalist of the early twentieth century with strong Futurist orientation, who is considered as Lithuanian Mayakovski. A member of the Four Winds, a Lithuanian cult avant-garde group. In 1925 he went to Paris and joined an international modernist group, there in 1928 published three issues of multi-language journal Muba. After 1932 he emigrated in USA. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baltic Bouquiniste]
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        The Arms of Apperley : a novel

      London : J.M. Ouseley & Son, Ltd 1924 - 12mo hardcover in publisher's original green cloth with black-stamped lettering and borders on front and spine. pp: [1-8], 9-286, [2 pub ads]; Very good condition: sturdy binding with neat, square corners and bumps to spine ends; tight text-block, foxing to some leaves and text block edges; previous owners name inked to front paste-down. A decent copy of a very scarce title. and, as stated in the front matter, is indeed 'most entertainingly written' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lost World Books]
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        E. H. Tielemans - Décorateur

      Les Éditions Gauloises 1924 Les Éditions Gauloises, Brüssel, 1924. 95 S. mit 1 aufgezogenem Porträtfrontispiz, zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und Tafeln, 14 aufgezogenen Bildern sowie 2 original signierten Radierungen von E. H. Tieleman, original kartoniert, quart, (Einband fleckig/Rücken mit Fehlstelle/Block gelockert) - Numer 8 von 50 Exemplaren, welches auf Japan-Papier, mit 20 Original-Radierungen gedruckt wurde / Dieser Band enthält vorwiegend erotische Entwürfe / Emil Tieleman war ein belgischer Maler, Graphiker, Buchillustrator, Exlibris- und Entwurfzeichner / Vollmer 446 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Erotik,Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften

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        Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (WITH MELVILLE'S INK SIGNATURE PASTED ONTO TITLE PAGE)

      Albert & Charles Boni, New York 1924 - 274 pages, from the Pequod Uniform Edition. Melville's autograph has been cut out of an unknown document and pasted on the title page. This book came from the library of Alvah Bessie, one of the Hollywood 10 blacklisted in the 1950s. Another volume from this same set has Bessie's ownership signature (dated 1926) and is offered here with the title above. Pictures available. Books show light wear and gilt titles on spine have faded. Record # 405807 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
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        Poirot Investigates

      UK: The Bodley Head, 1924. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie First Edition The Bodley Head 1924. Small and neat name inscription to fep. Unblemished throughout without the usual foxing or browning. Covers VG+, page block still square and tight.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        THE ROAD TO EN-DOR

      E. P. Dutton & Company 1924 - 8vo, pp. 396. The corners are bumped and the cloth is a bit soiled. Hinges tight and endpapers clean - a good plus copy. No dust jacket. Vance (1879-1933) was an American novelist best known for his character Michael Lanyard, aka "The Lone Wolf", who was featured in eight books and 24 films between 1917 and 1949. Vance - a mystery writer - died a mysterious death. Shortly after separating from his wife of 35 years, he was found dead in his apartment, sitting in a partially burnt armchair - only the upper half of which had caught fire. He was known to be a heavy smoker, and had a high alcohol content in his body. One theory of how the fire started was spontaneous combustion of Vance's body, but neither this theory, nor any other, was conclusive in establishing how the fire started. This is a scarce title with a mysterious printing history. It is usually thought that the first printing appeared in January, 1925, with at least four more printings that year. However, prior to 1929, Dutton had no definate scheme to identify first editions, although Zempel & Verkler quotes a 1928 publisher's statement that: "Recently, a copyright notice behind a title-page, on which nothing occurs but that, is an indication it is a first." Our copy states that the book is "Copyright, 1923-1924". The list of titles, facing the title page, shows 23 titles, although by 1925 Vance (a prolific writer) was known to have published 25 titles. Our research indicates that this title was serialized from October, 1923, to January, 1924, in a women's magazine, and this may explain the curious copyright notice. It is, therefore, almost certain that our copy precedes one with a copyright notice dated 1925, and is thus the true first edition. Bound in publishers orange cloth with black lettering [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        The Ocean of Story.: Being C.H. Tawney's Translation of Somadeva's Katha Sarit Sagara (or Ocean of Streams of Now edited with Introduction, fresh explanatory notes and terminal essay.

      No.1366 of 1500 sets only., London Privately printed by Chas. J. Sawyer Ltd 1924 - A handsome set in original cloth.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The Works.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1924. 28 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Stikeman & Co. in blue half morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines gilt, two raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedowns, 18 volumes expertly rebacked still an excellent set beautifully bound. The Atlantic Edition, limited to 1050 numbered sets signed by the author of which this is number 618. This is the best edition by a margin of the works of H. G. Wells. Scribners offered the set in regular cloth bindings but also as here in a spectacular binding done by the best American binders of their day. The cost presumably was prohibitive and very few sets seem to have been so bound.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tietjens Tetralogy. Some do not; No more Parades; A Man could stand up; Last Post.

      Four volumes. First editions; 8vo; original green cloth boards. A rare complete set of the Tietjens tetralogy in dust jackets. Volume 1: Some Do Not, spine ends bumped, spine and white lettering to spine faded, some wear to extremities and an indentation across rear board. A little spotting to end papers and to foot of text block. No dust jacket. Volume 2: No More Parades, a fine copy with ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. No dust jacket. Volume 3: A Man Could Stand Up, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket, which has somw wear to the extremities and some loss to the top of the spine and one corner, rear panel a little dusty and a penned note to front fold in. Volume 4: Last Post, a fine copy with some spotting to end papers, no dust jacket. In December 2010, John N. Gray hailed the work as "possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English" and Mary Gordon labelled it as "quite simply, the best fictional treatment of war in the history of the novel".

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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        The First Time in History: Two Years of Russia's New Life (August, 1921, to December, 1923).

      New York, NY: Boni and Liveright, 1924.. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED TO H. G. WELLS. Crown octavo, pp.249 [3]. INSCRIBED by the author to H. G. WELLS in black ink to front free endpaper: 'in memory of two good / conversations and in the hope / of some more / Anna Louise Strong / March 10 1924'. In publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Slight reading lean; gilt to spine oxidised. Good overall. An American political activist and later corresponding journalist in Europe, Strong travelled in Poland and Russia from 1921 for the American Friends Service Committee, later becoming Moscow correspondent for the International New Service. Including a preface by Leon Trotsky, her book justifies the terrible deprivations suffered by Russia during the Civil War and the first phases of the New Economic Policy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        NOVELS OF THE SISTERS BRONTË : EDITED BY TEMPLE SCOTT

      John Grant, Edinburgh 1924 - Twelve volumes. Demy 8vo (22cm). Sixty-six photographic and print reproduction plates including frontispieces. Original publisher's cloth; lettered and decorated in gilt to spine; in their dust-jackets; top edges dark green except for two volumes with uncut gatherings and thus no colour; a fine set, hard to find in dust-jackets. The complete novels of the inimitable Brontë sisters, includingElizabeth Gaskell's biography, unusual in dust-jackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Worlds End Bookshop (ABA, PBFA, ILAB)]
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        NOVELS OF THE SISTERS BRONTE. Thornton Edition. Edited by Temple Scott. Complete in 12 Volumes complete with Original Printed Dust-Jackets.

      John Grant. Edinburgh 1924 - Complete in 12 Volumes. DW to each volumes. First edition thus. Large 8vo. Original green cloth gilt. Cloth lightly marked to some volumes. Fore-edges uncut and foxed, occasional light foxing. Illustrated. VG+ in original printed cream wrappers that are sunned and lightly creased down spine and very sl. foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        G. G. Dernieres Nouveautes.

      - Paris: 1924-25. Oblong 4to., unpaginated, over 200 hundred full-page screen printed wallpaper samples, with sample numbers stamped to verso, distributor's price list printed as first pastedown and endpaper. Original bolted blue cloth, pebbled blue cloth boards with gilt boarder and titling. Edges slightly frayed and chipped, faint scattered stains and age toning; internally very good. A comprehensive French wallpaper samples book. Papers with various finishes of velvet, matte, and glossy, including a few embossed or "Lincrusta" designs, many are lightfast or washable. Designs of many different styles including: friezes, botanical, floral, geometric, wood grain, tapestry patterns, acanthus leaf scroll work, cottage style, marbled, pebbled, mosaic, ceiling patterns, et al. Many are heightened with foils. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Zelta atvars : dzeesma (Golden Whirlpool : Song) [Verses]

      Promets, Riga 1924 - Latvian language. Octavo 12 x 17 cm. Weight 35 gr. Wrappers, 48 pp. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses and remarks. Little wrapped cover corners, creaser across bottom left corner of back cover, small rust stain on a staple place caused by corrosion, inscription by previous owner on the title. Love poetry collection by the most important Latvian modernist poet reflect urban style feelings revealing the status of women in the 20th century early patriarchal conservative-oriented society, the main themes and motifs include women feelings and experiences, as well as the physical needs. Verses full of erotic impressions and various prohibited themes won scandal fame as she herself. Impressive futurist style graphical wrappers design by leading Latvian avant-garde artist, creative graphic designer, prominent illustrator Niklavs Strunke. Lucija Zamaica (1893-1965) was a famous Latvian avant-garde poet and writer; woman who was not shy about challenging society actively fighting for women's rights; a strong personality acting in the underground group based on socialist ideas. In the 1920s she became extremely popular for great boldness in creating scandal, provocative and radical sheets destroying public morals. During World War II all the poet's manuscripts were destroyed and she could not get over that happened for a long time. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baltic Bouquiniste]
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        Plastische Anatomie, Die Konstruktive Form Des Menschlichen Korpers [Anatomy For Plastic Surgery], With The Original Color And B/W Drawings For The Book, By Herman Sachs

      J F Bergmann, Munchen [Munich] 1924 - 296 Pp. Publisher's Black Cloth, Gilt, With Beveled Edges. Original Yellow Dust Jacket Printed In Yellow, Lettered In Black. Very Well Preserved Book, Just Faintest Signs Of Use, In A Worn, Torn And Tape-Repaired Dj, None Of The Tears Affecting The Printing. Also Included Are Dozens Of The Original Color Drawings For The Book By Herman Sachs. Inscribed By The Illustrator "With Compliments To P J Napolitano / Herman Sachs 1926" In Blue Ink At Top Of Title Page, And Also With Artist Pasquale Napolitano's Signature Dated 1926 In Los Angeles. Born In Romania To Jewish Parents, Herman [Hermann] Sachs Immigrated To The U.S. As A Child. He First Trained Under His German-Born Father, A Painter In The Court Of Queen Elisabeth Of Romania. Sachs Continued His Artistic Training In Europe, Spending The 1910-1920 Period In Germany, Where He Founded The Munich School Of Expressionists (Munich Expressionist Werkstätten). Upon Returning To The United States In 1920, Sachs Exhibited At The Art Institute Of Chicago And Established The Chicago Industrial Art School, Which Soon Failed Due To Lack Of Sufficient Funding. Afterward, Sachs Became The First Director Of The Dayton Museum Of Fine Arts, Now The Dayton Art Institute. During This Time, He Also Served As The U.S. Representative Of Artist George Grosz. Around 1924, Sachs Moved To Los Angeles Where He Designed The Interiors Of The New Gas Company Building. As A Muralist And Decorator, Sachs Went On To Design The Interiors Of Many Los Angeles Landmarks, Including The Bullocks Wilshire Building (Now Home To Southwestern Law School), Union Station, Los Angeles City Hall, And The Title Insurance And Trust Company Building. An Educator As Well As An Artist, Sachs Also Directed The Creative Art Students League Of Los Angeles. Sachs Was Active Within The L.A. Weimar Exile Community Of Artists, Writers, And Filmmakers. His Friend, The Architect Rudolph Schindler, Designed Sachs' L.A. House, The Manola Court Apartments. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        SELECTED BINDINGS FROM THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY THIRTY-EIGHT PLATES IN COLOUR. WITH INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIONS

      American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Cambridge 1924 - 4to. cloth. vii, 33 pages followed by the plates. First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies. (S-K 960; not in Brenni). The Gennadius collection contained books having a connection, direct or indirect, with Greece and the Greek people. However, it also contained 600+ historic and artistic bindings which show ".the art of bookbinding through some of its most definitely recognised stages." The earliest binding in this catalogue is from the 15th century, but the library was rich in early Venetian bindings and gold-tooled French bindings from the 16th & 17th centuries. Superbly illustrated catalogue. The 38 plates are done in brilliant chromolithography and describe books such as a 15th-century Venetian calf binding, a number of Greek monastic bindings, bindings by Clovis Eve, Antoine Ruette, Derome, Padeloup, Mearne, and others. Beautiful condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        G. G. Dernieres Nouveautes.

      Paris: 1924-25. Oblong 4to., unpaginated, over 200 hundred full-page screen printed wallpaper samples, with sample numbers stamped to verso, distributor’s price list printed as first pastedown and endpaper. Original bolted blue cloth, pebbled blue cloth boards with gilt boarder and titling. Edges slightly frayed and chipped, faint scattered stains and age toning; internally very good. A comprehensive French wallpaper samples book. Papers with various finishes of velvet, matte, and glossy, including a few embossed or “Lincrusta” designs, many are lightfast or washable. Designs of many different styles including: friezes, botanical, floral, geometric, wood grain, tapestry patterns, acanthus leaf scroll work, cottage style, marbled, pebbled, mosaic, ceiling patterns, et al. Many are heightened with foils.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR "THE CLUE OF THE PIN-UP GIRL". A SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY TITLE

      Unknown Artist, n. d. (ca 1924)., N. P. - Original 11 1/2" x 15" colorful image, tastefully matted to 18 1/2" x 22" size. Included with the artwork is a copy of the actual book written by Walter Tyrer and titled The Clue Of The Pin-Up Girl and is Sexton Blake Library publication number 351, a digest-size paperback original. Sexton Blake is a fictional character, a detective who has been featured in many British comic strips, novels and dramatic productions since 1893. Sexton Blake adventures were featured in a wide variety of British and international publications (in many languages) from 1893 to 1978, comprising more than 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors. Blake was also the hero of numerous silent and sound movies, radio serials, and a 1960s ITV television series. The first issue of The Sexton Blake Library was published on 20 September 1915, entitled "The Yellow Tiger" and written by G.H. Teed. Sexton Blake was known as "The Poor Man's Sherlock Holmes," and many of the Sexton Blake stories rival the Sherlock Holmes stories in their quality, yet Holmes has remained in the public eye while Blake has been allowed to slip into obscurity by all except for a few devotees. This is a fine, bright piece of original artwork, suitable to be framed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1924 - 1924 Original Hardback Wisden

      1924. Hi, This lot is a 1924 Original Hardback Wisden in Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a nice book, the boards are a bit worn with some marks and line to rear but the gilt is very strong to front and spine and is 100% original , good hinges within and internally a very nice book with excellent photoplate. No restoration.

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        Il Tetiteatro "Il Teatro d'arte sull'acqua".

      Coi torchi litografici dello Stabilimento Ricordi - Le pagine furono composte coi Tipi di Pizzi e Pizio tipografi, 1924. Bellissima edizione tirata in 602 esemplari numerati complessivi (copia n° 61). Molte illustrazioni in nero nel testo anche a piena pagina, oltre 7 a colori applicate. Grande disegno al fronte ripetuto in oro al piatto anteriore. L'esemplare in questione è completo della rarissima Tavola sciolta editoriale, mantenuta all'interno, inerente al "Brevetto mondiale Martini": "Invenzione di un Palcoscenico nautico in parte solido in parte liquido chiamato Tetiteatro", "Alberto Martini invenit, Maggio MCMXXIII Milano" a piena pagina manoscritta a stampa, con fini illustrazioni nel testo (non censita in ICCU e non riscontrata nelle copie vendute e attualmente in vendita). Alberto Giacomo Spiridione Martini (Oderzo, 24 novembre 1876 - Milano, 8 novembre 1954) fu disegnatore, pittore, incisore e illustratore italiano, precursore del movimento surrealista. Un teatro sull'acqua completamente inventato e dedicato, come dice il nome, alla dea del mare Teti. "Fu nella primavera del 1923 che inventai il Tetiteatro - scriverà il M. nella sua Vita d'artista - un'invenzione teatrale che ha fatto il giro del mondo rimanendo intatta, perché il giro del mondo non l'ha fatto con l'autore. Un architettonico teatro terraqueo, uno strumento gigante per le risonanze di una nuova voce e per nuove plastiche teatrali". Ottimo esemplare, completo e totalmente editoriale. Legatura editoriale rigida rivestita da carta rossa illustrata e a stampa in oro ad entrambi i piatti, dorso in tela nera editoriale con titoli in oro, pp. 8, 99, 5 - oltre Tavola sciolta, In folio

      [Bookseller: Libreria il Bulino]
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        The Works

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Leather_bound. Fine. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Leather_bound. Twenty-eight volumes. Octavo. The Works of Herbert George Wells, the Atlantic Edition is limited to one thousand and fifty sets which this is number 669, signed by the author on the limitation leaf of volume one. Frontispiece portrait illustration with tissue guard, title pages printed red and black. Notable Tiitle include Time Machine, The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The First Men in the Moon, The Shape of Things to Come, Time Travellers, Modern Utopia, Men Like God, When the Sleeper Wakes, etc. Bound by Stikeman and Company for the Publisher Charles Scribner's and Sons, handsomly bound in three quarter red morocco between cloth boards, spine gilt decorations of sun flower motif and stems, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt decorative endpapers, untrimmed edges. A splendid and beautiful signed collected set.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        LIVRE DES ENFANTS

      - (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. LE LIVRE DES ENFANTS poesies de Marceline Desbordes Valmore. Paris: Garnier Freres (1924). Large 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 47p., a Fine copy. First edition. Beautifully illustrated in color on nearly every page in Helle's distinctive 1920's style. Printed on good quality, heavy paper that enhances the colors. This is a charming French picture book and a less common Helle title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Poirot Investigates.

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head,, 1924. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and geometric ruling to spine and front board in dark blue. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly faded, a few faint marks to covers, ink spots to top edge, a little foxing to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of the first collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Nibelungen. Dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim.

      Wien u. Leipzig, Gerlach, 1924. 67 S. OPp. Vgl. Heller, BW 105 R und S. 118ff.: die letzte Ausgabe. - Gerlach`s Jugendbücherei, Bd. 22. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. mehrfach gestempelt (Exlibris), ansonsten leichte Gbrsp. - Czeschka, österr. Kunstgewerbler, Graphiker( geb. 22.10.1878 Wien, gest. 30.7.1960 Hamburg) studierte 1894-99 als Schüler Christian Griepenkerls an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien und war 1902-07 Lehrer an der dortigen Kunstgewerbeschule, u.a. von Oskar Kokoschka. 1907-43 lehrte er als Prof. an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. C. war Mitglied der Klimtgruppe sowie seit 1907 ständiger Mitarbeiter der Wiener Werkstätten. Er entwarf Schmuck und Lackmalereien, schuf zahlreiche Holzschnitte, arbeitete als Dekorations- und Kostümzeichner für die Bühne und gilt als einer der führenden Druckgraphiker des Wiener Jugenstils. Bekannt wurden u.a. seine Einbandausstattung und die Illustrationen zu Johann Peter Hebels Schatzkästlein und Franz Keims Nibelungen. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Jugendstil, Buchschmuck; Kinderbuch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Ocean of Story being C.H. Tawney's Translation of Somadeva's Katha Sarit Sagara (or Ocean of Streams of Story).

      Privately printed from subscribers only by Chas. J. Sawyer, London., 1924. First edition. Edited with an Introduction, Fresh Explanatory Notes and Terminal Essay, by N.M. Penzer. Foreword by Charles Carnac Temple. Royal octavo. Ten volumes. One of 1500 numbered sets. Full black gilt decorated buckram. Top edges gilt. Gilt endpapers. An 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold, in Sanskrit, by a Shaiva monk named Somadeva who took much of his material from earlier sources. The work was originally in verse but is here rendered in prose. It remains the only complete edition in English. The first Tawney translation appeared in 1880-4 but this edition has been greatly expanded. A monumental work, which bears a striking resemblance to European mediaeval fairy tales, it served as a model for Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). Cloth at spine of one of the volumes just a little bubbled. Some light spotting of prelims and edges. A very good set indeed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte [The works include: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Shirley, Villette, etc ]

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924.. THORNTON EDITION. In twelve volumes. Octavo (22 x 16cm). Illustrated with numerous plates consisting of photographic reproductions of Bronte country. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spines. With original cream dust-jackets. Top edges green, others untrimmed. Black ink gift inscription to front free endpaper of each volume, dated 1945. Browning and chipping to jacket spines. Very good indeed, rare with jackets. First published in 1905, the Thornton Edition of the Novels of the Bronte Sisters is considered the definitive complete works, and includes Elizabeth Gaskell's 'Life of Charlotte Bronte'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Etudes de nautique égyptienne : L'art de la navigation en Egypte jusqu'à la fin de l'ancien empire

      institut français d'archéologie orientale 1924 - edition 1924 2 tomes relie demi cuir rare memoire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THIEF OF THE MOON.

      - Pp. [xii]+54(last colophon, blank), hand-tipped frontispiece and 2 plates (all original woodcuts by Norman Lindsay); narrow demy 4to; qr. white leather, spine lettered in gilt, mottled blue/green textured papered boards, edges a trifle rubbed, the fore-corners slightly bruised; t.e.g., others uncut; dust wrapper with printed paper title label on the backstrip, edges lightly creased and split, backstrip slightly faded; the free endpapers slightly offset, with some offsetting as usual from the paste used for the plates; Hand Press of J. T. Kirtley, Sydney, 1924. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies (130 for sale), signed by the poet. Arnold 2; Farmer p. 51. *Slessor's first book of poems, and considered to be the second Fanfrolico book, (although the colophon states 'This is the third book issued to subscribers from the Hand-press of J. T. Kirtley'). A companion in format to the earlier \i Fauns and Ladies , John Kirtley later stated that 'both books were based on the 1919 Riccardi edition of Rupert Brooke's poems' [Arnold, p. 32]. The plates are numbered, with the frontispiece signed and others initialled in pencil by Norman Lindsay. As with \i Fauns and Ladies , not all the copies were fully made up, with the plates being inserted in 'only a certain number, the balance being stored separately from the bound sheets. A substantial number of these (perhaps two thirds or more) were destroyed in a fire resulting in a much smaller edition than originally intended' [Arnold p. 168]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HORN BOOK

      1924. Paperback. Fine. "BLOWING THE HORN FOR FINE BOOKS FOR BOYS & GIRLS" MILLER, Bertha M. (Ed.) THE HORN BOOK. Boston: Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 1924- 1962. VOLS. I-XXXVIII. An uninterrupted run of 38 volumes of this important children's book periodical. An invaluable resource for the study of children's books in the 20th century. Published four times a year by The Bookshop for Boys and Girls until 1934 when it became bimonthly. This collection includes Beatrix Potter's final original publication: "Way-by- Wall" (Volume XX, Number 3. May-June, 1944.) In original wrappers, bound in cloth library bindings of various colors. Ex-library, with stamps to front covers of each issue. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Light shelf wear. A fine uninterrupted run of this length is rare on the market.

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        Grafika M. V. Dobuzinskogo

      Petropolis [Berlin], 1924. Hardcover. Very Good. 32 full-page illustrations (with tissue guards) printed on one side plus a total of 78 numbered pages of textual and smaller illustrated material. Original vellum-backed boards. 36cm. Modest foxing (heaviest on cover) and other wear. Russian text. Ekzempliar No. 114. Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (1875-1957), a Russian-Lithuanian artist and set designer, was born in Novgorod, survived the Russian Revolution, went to Lithuania about the time this uncommon book was published, emigrated to Great Britain in 1935, and spent World War II in the United States.

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        Fairy Tales.

      New York George H. Doran Company, 1924 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, single rule to boards, inner dentelles gilt, dark green endpapers with the original endpapers bound in at front, gilt edges. A fine copy. With 12 colour illustrations and numerous black and white drawings throughout. First US Edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Peeps Into Fairyland

      Thornton Butterworth, London, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Good. Illustrator: Horace J Knowles. Horace J Knowles ( 1884 - 1954 ), author and illustrator. Known mostly for his biblical illustrations. He also worked with his brother Reginald K Knowles, on many illustrations for books e.g. Legends from Fairyland). His style, similar to that of his brother, has often been described as Art Nouveau. Book - in Fine [much better than Very Good] beige/light tan cloth with gilt titles and vignettes to spine and front cover - minor bumping to the extreme corners and slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the illustrated paste downs and to the illustrated free front and rear end paper, a touch browning to the pages, previous owner has put their name in ink in the 'This book belongs to....' box & then a neat 'From Mummy and Dad October 23rd 1928' to the free front end paper otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. This copy is preserved in its original pictorial dust wrapper which is in good condition but with some loss and small tears to the edges and corners, however, to the back of the jacket there is a piece missing to the top edge but it is so rare to find an edition complete with its jacket, a jacket in any condition is so hard to find. Size: 12 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 89 pages. Full page colour frontispiece, plus 5 full page colour illustrations, pictorial endpapers and line drawings on each of the 92 pages. All the illustrations are by the author.. Illustrator: Horace J Knowles. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9132..

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        Geomeetriline inimene : V. kogu värsse (Geometrical man : Fifth verse collection)

      Propeller, Tartu 1924 - Estonian language. Enlarged format. Octavo 17 x 25 cm. Weight 320 gr. Wrappers, 109 [3] pp. The Book is in Fine condition without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Minor rubbing to the bottom edge of the cover, very small creaser across bottom right corner of front cover; otherwise perfect condition. Current work is the most substantial example of the expression of the characteristics of modernism and avant-gardism in Estonian literature of the 1920s. The publication became a connecting link between avant-garde art and literature, formulating the aspirations of new art and realising form innovation in poetry on the basis of the main principles of cubism, futurism, constructivism, in which author’s text briliantly complemented by artist’s amazing illustrations. The book includes five cycles of poems by Barbarus “Geometrical Man”, “Human Space”, “Human Time”, “Living Monuments” and “Paris”. Verses connect the philosophical and social ideas of constructivism with simultaniest techniques, presented with futurist-inclined typography. The central place in these collections is given to the big city, as a mean of discovering the world and important sign in the world perception of the Estonian people. It is an euphoric attitude, incited by the establishment of the independent state, a sense of solitude and equality with other peoples and countries. Estonia seemed to enter Europe, the world of the 1920s was open to the new Estonian state, and it was to this that Estonian poetry aspired. Author creates the urban vocabulary (machines, trains, aeroplanes) and uses innovative visual devices that contrast different columns and different fonts to mark the simultaneous world. In adition to the great cover design in best avant-garde traditions, the book decorated with fifteen half-page and one full- page woodcut by Vahtra, all the illustrations are geometric abstractions mostly of human and city. It was artists’s masterful graphic experiment using cubist- constructivist technique. Johannes Barbarus (pseud. of Johannes Vares) (1890-1946) was Estonian greatest modernist poet and radical politician. His style of verses varied greatly during his career as a poet. His early works followed the trends of French expressionism and cubism, later verse took more realistic turn. The modernist poetry of Barbarus in the 1920s constitutes as the most artistically important part of his works and he is an indispensable author on the Estonian field of poetry of that time. Jaan Vahtra (1882–1947) is considered Estonia's most important avant-garde artist. Among all his other achievements he recognized as the man who brought Cubism to Estonia. Most of all valued according to outstanding works in the field of graphics. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zapiski poeta. Povest? [Aufzeichnungen eines Dichters. Erzählung].

      Original-Ausgabe. - Selvinsky war einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des literarischen Konstruktivismus. Die vorliegende Erzählung ist eine Art Autobiographie des Dichters, der seine Verse hier als Werk des imaginären Lyrikers Evgeny Ney publizierte. - Berühmtheit erlangte die kleine Veröffentlichung vor allem durch die prägnante Einbandgestaltung El Lissitzkys. So nutzte er zwei fotografische Porträtaufnahmen, die er 1924 von Hans Arp fertigte, und belichtete die Negative unterschiedlich, so dass die Profilaufnahme heller und die Frontalaufnahme dunkler geriet, schließlich fügte er beide zu einem Doppelporträt zusammen. Als Hintergrund verwandte er die Dada-Zeitschrift 391, auf den Hemdkragen ließ er den Namen des imaginären Dichters setzen. - Erschienen in einer Aulage von dreitausend Exemplaren. - Die häufig fehelnde Faltkarte hier mit Einriss, sonst hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar. - Lissitzky-Küppers 121. - Kat. Sprengel Museum 218. - Bowlt/Hernad 73. - Kat. MoMa 750. - Andel, Avantgarde Pagedesign 252.

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        UNE VAGUE DE RÊVES.

      1924 - Paris, Hors Commerce [Revue Commerce], sans date [1924]. Plaquette in-quarto (190 X 242 mm) brochée ; 38 pages, (1) f. blanc. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce texte qui peut être considéré comme LE MANIFESTE SURRÉALISTE D'ARAGON. Il s'agit du tirage à part du numéro II de la revue "Commerce", imprimé sur papier Alfa et au tirage restreint. Ce texte paru la même année que "Le Manifeste du surréalisme" d'André Breton. Aragon entendait concurrencer, certes amicalement, le manifeste de Breton, étant porté par la même ambition d'inaugurer une nouvelle ère de la pensée. Bien que le texte de Breton soit demeuré le texte fondateur du Surréalisme, le texte d'Aragon en constitue un important contrepoint. (Christie's, "Collection Daniel Filipacchi", première partie, n°26). BEL EXEMPLAIRE broché, conservé en PARFAIT ÉTAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Secret Adversary. SIGNED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE 1924.

      London.: John Lane, The Bodley Head., 1924. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good copy and SIGNED "Yours Sincerely, with love from Agatha Christie 1924" directly onto the title page.312 plus 6 age appropriate pages with scattered foxing on the end papers. No inscriptions. No tears or loss. Pages well bound. Outer blue boards with decorative design and lettering in black on front and spine.Edges scuffed.Shown as popular crown edition 1924 on the copyright page. The ultra rare and original dust-wrapper is priced as 3/6 net on the spine. Reprint wrapper from 1927. This rare jacket has a chip to the top of the spine carrying over to the rear panel and another at the base of the spine.Cover art has the initials MLF at the top left corner of the front panel. Correctly price for the reprint edition. To have a book and original wrapper from the early 1920's is extremely rare and this book is even more so as it is signed and dated by the great Agatha Christie.

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        Dei sepolcri

      Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1924. 24 pagine. 36x26 cm.Rilegatura editoriale in mezza tela con custodia. Alcune fioriture. Tiratura di 225 esemplari. [M167] Bella edizione a cura di Giovanni Mardersteig.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scarpignato]
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        The Works of Jane Austen. [Comprising] Pride & Prejudice [with] Sense and Sensibility [with] Northanger Abbey [with] Mansfield Park [with] Emma [with] Persuasion [with] Lady Susan and the Watsons. RARE HEFFER REISSUE OF THE ADELPHI EDITION

      Heffer, Cambridge, 1924. 7 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus; original light blue cloth, gilt backs, green tops, a near fine set in price-clipped dustwrapper. The set comprises, Pride & Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, and Lady Susan and The Watsons (in one volume). THE SOLE REISSUE OF SECKER'S ADELPHi EDITION OF 1923, generally regarded as the finest unillustrated Austen of the first half of the twentieth century. Gilson, E149 (recording the Secker edition). EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Die Bronzeplastiken. Statuetten, Reliefs, Geräte und Plaketten. Katalog mit den Abbildungen sämtlicher Stücke.

       Wien, Schroll 1924. 4°. VIII, 278 S. Mit 495 Abb. OHLn. - (Publikationen a. d. Slg. f. Plastik u. Kunstgewerbe, hrsg. v. J. Schlosser, Bd. 4. Hrsg. v. Kunsthistorischen Museum in Wien)Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Kunsthandwerk

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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