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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.

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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'.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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        Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel & Exploration. Now edited with an Introduction and Occasional Notes by N.M. Penzer.

      London: A.M. Philpot Ltd., 1924. London:: A.M. Philpot Ltd., 1924., 1924. 8vo. 240 pp. Half-title, index; foxed. Original full tan gilt-stamped bevelled buckram, t.e.g. LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies printed on handmade paper, each hand-numbered (#63). This work supplements Norman Penzer’s broadly reaching bibliography of the works of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Many readers found that the bibliography referenced items so rare that they were unable to obtain copies. Penzer, recognizing this need, selected these papers both for their rarity and for their being representative of Burton’s character. Thereby Penzer interjects comments relative to each of these ‘chapters’ – adding to his bibliographic narrative. Contents: Early Days in Sind; Guide-Book to Mecca; A Trip to Harar; Notes on Scalping; A Day Amongst the Fans; Notes on the Dahoman; Chapters from Travels; Notes on Rome; Spiritualism in Eastern Lands; and his study of Italian Egyptologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni.

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        TO-MORROW. VOLUME #1, & #2 (ALL PUBLISHED).

      Dublin For the proprietors Whiteley & Wright, LTD. 1924 - Numerous First Appearances. With two large woodcuts by Cecil Salkeld. Folio, original printed wrappers. A couple of minor spots, but an uncommonly fine copy. FIRST EDITION AND FIRST ISSUES AND FIRST APPEARANCES. Includes Yeats' Leda and the Swan, the first Irish printing. Also includes the editorial piece To All Artists and Writers, although listed by "H. Stuart" and "Cecil Salkeld is by Yeats. Also with contributions by Lennox Robinson, Liam O'Flaherty, Joseph Campbell, Arthur Symons, Maurice Gonne, and a poem by Blanaid Salkeld. Also contains a piece on painting by Irish artist Cecil Salkeld, who also contributes two large woodcuts. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Later Poems

      The Macmillan Company 1924 - B00085J4RC Hardcover, no DJ. Solid binding and hinges, light rubbing/fading. In mylar wrap. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resourse for Art and Music Books LLC]
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        Storme ved Jævndøgn.

      1924 1924 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn., Kristiania [Oslo]: Gyldendalske, Nordisk 1924. 186 s. Oplag 1000 eksemplarer. Rent og velholdt eksemplar indbundet i privat halvlærred med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster. * Med dedikation fra forfatteren.Johansen og Væth s. 9.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

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        Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

      197 pp. Publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated green cloth. In original dust wrapper, with repeated design from front cover. Dw spine darkened and chipped at head & tail and along edges. Slight fading to head & tail of spine. Ink inscription to recto of frontis. A few spots of foxing. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. Gilt cover bright and fresh. A handsome copy in original dw.

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        BOOKBINDING

      INLAND PRINTER CO., CHICAGO 1924 - BEAUTIFUL RAISED RIBBED RED LEATHER; SPINE AND CORNERS; GOLD PEBBLED BOARDS ENDPAPERS ARE THICK; DIAGONAL GOLD DESIGNS WITH RED AND WHITE COLORED ENDPAPERS; GOLD WITH MAROON LEATHER CORNERS AND SPINES; RAISED LEATHER SPINE WITH GILT TITLE AND DESIGN;ILLUSTRATIONSL BOOKPLATE ON FEP; BROWNING PAGES; BLANK, EDITION AND JOB FORWARDING; LOOSE LEAF BINDERS; PAMPHLET BINDING, ETC.; FINISHING; HAND TOOLING; STAMPING;EMBOSSING; GILT EDGING;GOFFERED EDGING;MARBLING; THE CARE OF BOOKS; SOME INCONSISTENCIES IN BOOKBINDING; INCONGRUITY OF BINDING STYLES DATE PUBLISHED: 1924 EDITION: 424PP [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'A?me du Cirque. Moralite? couronne?e par l'Acade?mie fanc?aise.

      Paris, Librairie de France, F. Sant'Andre?a et L. Marcerou & Cie, 1924. In-folio, en ff., couv. illustre?e en couleurs remplie?e sous chemise cartonnée, (viii)- 40- (8) pp. 14 planches hors-texte imprime?es en noir et en couleurs (dont des fac-similé imprime?s par Jacomet), et 33 illustrations dans le texte (dont la couverture). Bel exemplaire. Hors-texte de J.-E. Blanche, J.-G. Daragne?s, M. Denis, A. Favory, R. Dufy, P.-E. Gernez, W. Gimmi, Gimel, Hermann Paul, Heuze?, P. Laprade, L.-A. Moreau et G. Rouault.La planche de Dunoyer de Segonzac n'a jamais été livrée et a été remplacée par une planche signée de Heuzé. Les illustrations dans le texte sont de M. Andreu, J.-E. Blanche, P. Bonnard, A. Bourdelle, J. Cocteau, J.-G. Daragne?s, M. Denis, R. Dufy, A. Favory, J. Flandrin, P.-E. Gernez, W. Gimmi, Gimel, Hermann Paul, Dunoyer de Segonzac, J.E Thomas, A. Rouveyre, P. Laprade, B. Naudin, F. Vallotton, M. M'Baye, P. Picasso, A. Zarraga et A. Lhote. Tirage limite? a? 403 exemplaires num. Bel envoi de Louis Hervieu à Paul Léon.

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        The Holy Bible reprinted according to the Authorised Version, 1611 [in four volumes]. [Together with] The Apocrypha ..

      London, Nonesuch Press, 1924 (The Apocrypha), 1925, 1925, 1926 and 1927. Folio, five volumes, [iv], 238, [2] (tail-piece, verso blank) pages plus the colophon; [iv], 328 pages plus the colophon; [iv], 418, [2] (tail-piece, verso blank] pages plus the colophon; [iv], 328 (last blank) pages plus the colophon with the tail-piece printed below it; and 310 (last blank) pages plus the colophon with the tail-piece printed below it. Each volume contains an engraved title page, a head-piece and a tail-piece by Stephen Gooden. Gilt-decorated parchment, all edges uncut; spines very lightly sunned; minor bumps to two volumes (the head of the spine and the two bottom corners of the Apocrypha, and the foot of the rear hinge and the corners of the second volume of the Bible); overall an excellent (even exceptional) set of an impressive work let down by the choice of binding material. One of 1000 unnumbered sets of the Bible and number 995 of 1250 copies of the Apocrypha, all printed on Japon vellum.

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        Histoire de Léon Bakst.

      Imprimerie Kapp for Henri Reynaud Paris 1924 - Large 4to (38.2 x 29.1 cm). 242 pp. and 68 mounted colour and monochrome plates, each with its own tissue guard, numerous illustrations in text; some spotting, mostly to text pages, neat closed tear to p. 167 without affecting text. Modern blue half-morocco, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt. The first French edition of the first full survey of Bakst's life and works. Limited to 345 copies; this one is num. 323, one of 150 copies on Arches velin, richly illustrated and published the last year of Bakst's life. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La lingua siciliana nella poesia. Parte prima (Dalle origini al ?00), Parte seconda, il ?00 e il ?00 con breve cenno sui secoli seguenti.

      Scuola tip. Boccone del povero. Tip. Ospizio di beneficenza 1924-1925, Palermo - In 8 p., due voll. rilegati in uno di pp. 104, 122. Rilegat. m. tela, angoli, tassello e oro. Conserva la cop. originale della parte prima che presenta alcuni strappi con restauro.

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        Theatre Serge De Diaghilev Les Facheux 2 vol 1/425 1924 and d'Ors Pablo Picasso

      

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        When We Were Very Young. FIRST EDITION, VERY GOOD COPY

      Methuen & Co, London 1924 - This is a very good hardback copy in the original illustrated blue cloth covers For books going outside Europe I strongly recommend airmail as sea mail is a poor service, books to Europe always go by airmail in any case. Inland, I send all parcels that weigh under a kilo by first class. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen, 1924. A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1924. A very good book with one name to the front end paper. Some light marks to the boards. Gilt a little faded to the spine. Some handling marks within. Closed tear to pages 1-5 in the gutter. Some wear to the edges and corners. ix to page 9.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        My Past and Thoughts: The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen The Authorised Translation

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1924.. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. In six volumes. Foolscap octavo, pp.viii, 364; pp.vi, 412; pp.vi, 322 [2]; pp.vi, 327 [1]; pp.vi, 331 [1]; pp.lxxiv, 248. In recent navy half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and navy cloth boards. Very good indeed.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Alexandri de Hales, Summa theologica. 1. Liber primus 1924 (1 ed.). 2. Prima pars secundi libri, 1928 (1 ed.). 3. Secunda pars secundi libri, 1930, (1 ed.). 4/1. Liber tertius: prolegomena, 1948, (1 ed.). 4/2. Liber tertius, 1948, (1 ed.). (4 volumes in 5 bindings)

      Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi), Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae / Grottaferrata (Romae), 1924-1948. 4 vols. in 5 bindings. Half leather, green leather title labels with gilt text. Marbled covers. Together ca. 4000 pages; 33x24 cm. Latin text - (many annotations in pencil, mostly in the margins, although not very disturbing, some old convent library stamps, paper sl. browned especially the older volumes) Although still very good decorative set. See picture. More pictures on request (without the later in 1979 published index volume)

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        The Novels of the Sisters Brontë

      John Grant, Edinburgh., 1924. First edition thus. Octavo. Twelve volumes. Illustrated. Original green cloth with gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt.Some light rubbing to gilt on spines in places. A very good set indeed. One of the more attractive of the many Brontë sets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924. Rapport Officiel. Paris, Comite Olympique Francais

      1924 - First Edition. 4to, 852pp, original boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        GLI SPIRITI DELLA VIGILIA CARLO MICHELSTAEDTER, GIOVANNI BOINE, RENATO SERRA

      FIRENZE: VALLECCHI, 1924. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 20. UOMINI E IDEE USATO

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        Nightmare Town

      New York: The Frank A. Munsey Company, 1924 First edition first printing of this short story. The edges of the of the front and back covers. There is a two inch closed tear next to the base of the spine on the front cover. There is a spot of moisture staining to the top edge of the rear cover panel a 1/4 inch deep and a inch and 1/2 long. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Scene of the Crime Books]
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        The Russian Cook Book.

      London, William Heinemann, [1924]. 8vo. Original terracotta cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the rarely seen dust-wrapper; pp. [vi], 247, title within green ornamental frame; cloth a little marked, wrapper a little dulled and with two marginal flaws, apart from light offestting from endpapers a very good and clean copy. Very rare first British edition. '"The House of Madame Dragomirov, wife of The Governor General of Kiev, was famed for its cuisine. At the request of her friends she compiled a collection of recipes and published it with great success in Russia. There are No fewer than 416 Recipes of great variety. For those who ish to make experiments in cookery the book will be of the greatest value' (wrapper). Very good recipes, with the text clearly not edited, as the the lack of articles proves: 'Put fillet on dish ... Remove fat from surface of sauce remaining in kettle' (recipe 207). Ukha, borsh (spelled here borstch), pickles ragouts, apple and walnut salad, many fresh water fish recipes, shchi, piroshki and many more Russian delicacies.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Franklin Roosevelt Orders Books on Naval Battles, New York, and Ladies

      1924 - Autograph Notes filling out bookseller's printed postcard order form, October 28, 1924, 1 p. Both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were avid readers. With this postcard, the future president orders three books from Pierce & Scopes, Booksellers and Importers, in Albany, New York. The books Roosevelt ordered here are:"Naval Battles 2.50." The Roosevelt Library has American Naval Battles, published between 1831 and 1848, as well as Edward Shippen, Naval Battles, Ancient and Modern (1883); Harry Parker, Naval Battles from the Collection of Prints Formed and Owned by Commander Sir Charles Leopold Cust, Bart. (1911); Charles Elkins, The Naval Battles of Great Britain (1828); three copies of The Naval Battles of the United States in the Different Wars with Foreign Nations (1857-1859); and Edward Kirk Rawson, Twenty Famous Naval Battles (1899).Autograph Notes "Valentine's Manual 12.50," likely Henry Collins Brown, Valentine's Manual of Old New York. Henry Collins Brown (1862-1961) was born in Scotland and came to New York in 1875. He became a historian, author, and lecturer, and founded the Museum of the City of New York in 1923. He wrote several books on the history of New York and edited Valentine's Manual, an annual publication, from 1917 to 1928. Brown's publication continued a series called the Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, published in 28 issues between 1841 and 1870."Ladies Companion 2.50," likely The Ladies' Companion, and Literary Expositor. William W. Snowden published The Ladies' Companion, a Monthly Magazine; Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts in New York from 1834 to 1844 in 21 volumes.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Mark Twain's Autobiography [WITH SLIPCASE]

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 755 pp. Two-volume set with dust jackets and scarce slipcase. First edition, first printing of Mark Twain's famous autobiography which has very recently been re-released with copious notes; although many believe Mark Twain wished his autobiography to not be published until 100 years after his death, his friend and literary executor at the time, Albert Bigelow Paine, clearly felt differently as this set was initially published in 1924, only 14 years after his death. It was felt this was sufficient time to honour his actual request that they not be published until "long after" his death. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in navy blue cloth, facsimile signature in gilt on the front boards, gilt lettering on the spines, top edges gilt, frontispiece in each volume a different sepia-toned photogravure of Twain, title pages in red and black; octavo size (approximately 9.25" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xvi, (1)-368; Volume II, (i-iv), 1-365, followed by 2 pages of publisher's ads. Dust jackets are of light blue with midnight blue lettering, the frontispiece from Volume I serving on both jackets as an illustration on the front, publisher's ad on the back panel for "Important Biographies", summary of book on front flap, publisher's ad on back flap. Slipcase also covered in light blue paper, both sides mirror the front of the dustjackets. ***CONDITION: Both volumes are near fine, with strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, straight corners with a hint of rubbing (if any), and the interiors are clean and bright; there is a slight amount of rubbing to the head and tail of the spines and some foxing to the gutter margins of the endpapers. The fragile dust jackets, which we paired to the books from another set, are good only with substantial wear and some sunning; Volume I is missing the top half of the spine and the back panel is detached from the remainder of the spine; the jacket for Volume II is missing a chip out of the head of the spine. The slipcase is good plus, with all pieces being present; there is overall wear and some soiling, and some of the seams are beginning to split. ***CITATION: BAL #3537; on copyright page: "First Edition" with code letters "H - Y", State A with Vol. 1 frontispiece, printed tissue inserted and Vol. 2, two pages of advertisements followed by a blank leaf. ***POSTAGE: Please note that due to the size and weight of this work additional postage may apply; we are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international addresses, please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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