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        The Immortals

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1924 - First American edition. Small owner's name, very near fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the crown. Doctor discovers an elixir that promises eternal life, young couple are left with the dilemma of whether it should be used. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Le peuple de la mer *

      R.Kieffer, Paris 1924. - Broché 28 x 20, couverture grise rempliée imprimée en noir et ornée dune vignette colorée. Très légères piqûres sur tranches. L'un des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé blanc de cuve. Ravissant petit illustré ymagé à toutes pages de bandeaux, soigneusement imprimé avec de belles marges sur un papier subtilement teinté. Image visible sur site céleste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Zvenigorod oklikannyj; Nikoliny pritchi = Zvenigorod.

      Paris: Alatas, 1924. - 8vo. 158 pp. Text in Russian. Front cover detached but present, rear cover missing, no spine, else Fair. Binding loose, first few pages worn. Front cover worn.

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        Tendres stocks *

      Emile-Paul Frères, Paris 1924. - Relié pleine toile de Lin vieux rose 25 x 18, titre doré, couverture conservée. L'un des 475 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Rives. Une longue préface de Marcel Proust introduit le lecteur dans cet illustré charmant.

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        Les sept mers *

      Librairie Stock, Paris 10.1924. - Broché, couverture bicolore rempliée illustrée de Franz Masereel. Bel exemplaire, très frais, du tirage en premier papier de ce recueil de poèmes traduits par Maud Kendall et Daniel Rosé.La délicate effigie de l'auteur étonne par tant de légèreté, si exceptionnelle dans cette technique de gravure; c'est un Kipling plus céleste que marin qui y rayonne. Édition originale. L'un des 27 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon, avant 77 Hollande, 110 vélin et 1050 Alfa.

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        Le Devin du Village *

      M. Glomeau, Paris 1924. - Reliure pleine percaline verte similicuir, titre doré. L'un des 26 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur vélin pur chiffon du Marais. Sympathique petite édition illustrée de cette piécette qui eut les honneurs de l'Opéra.La modeste reliure de notre exemplaire est largement compensée par l'adjonction du dessin original aquarellé joint, une ravissante variante de la composition figurant page 25, tout autant travaillée que le motif reproduit.

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        Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony

      Three Mountains Press, Paris 1924 - About fine, with only the slightest bumping to extremities, and the usual browning of the acidic paper. Still in original glassine jacket, which has a few small chips to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Crêpes, tambours, poussière. Manuscrit autographe signé.

      Manuscrit autographe signé de 17 pages in-8 avec quelques corrections 1924 - - Manuscrit autographe signé de 17 pages in-8 avec quelques corrections _[1924], 14x18cm, en feuilles. - Chronique parue dans le 'Journal' du 19 Octobre 1924 sur les funérailles officielles d'Anatole France. Une fois de plus, Henri Béraud démontre ses talents de polémiste et sa grande ironie à propos de ces fastes funéraires et ce superbe texte vient en écho de ceux rédigés, au même moment, par les surréalistes dont le célèbre 'Un cadavre'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A PASSAGE TO INDIA

      1924 - [signed by Forster] London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. 3 pp undated ads. Original maroon cloth lettered in black. First Edition of Forster's famous novel of India, in which the English community is portrayed as quick to condemn an Indian doctor accused of assaulting a young Englishwoman.~.Forster's most famous novel, and the last one he wrote. There was considerable criticism of his portraits of the English in India. Forster made a humane and liberal Englishman, Fielding, a rare exception and this was less than fair. But his diagnosis of the less than perfect relationship of the Indian to his Anglo-Saxon overlord as arising from insensitivity and arrogance on the one hand, and generations of endured rudeness and condescension on the other is accurate as a factor in politics, as many non-Englishmen can testify. Forster was frequently asked why he stopped writing novels [he lived 46 more years]: 'I have nothing more to say,' he replied. [CGEL]~This volume (without half-title, as issued) is in remarkably fine, bright condition. Usually maroon cloth spines become severely faded, but with this copy any such fading is all but imperceptible. Furthermore, this copy is signed by Forster on the title page, where he has stricken through his printed name and replaced it with his signed name. In addition to trade copies such as this, there were 200 signed copies in a different binding -- but signed trade copies, such as this one, are considerably scarcer. Kirkpatrick A10a; Modern Library 100 #25. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        So Big

      Doubleday Page & Company 1924 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Edna Ferber on a laid in signature. The book is nice shape. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a scarce copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Ferber First Editions with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        POEMS

      London: Constable & Co., 1924. Rare First Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies only. Large 8vo, publishers original blue cloth lettered in gilt and stamped in blind, t.e.g. xii, 434 pp. A superior copy of this very scarce book, fine and bright and unusually well preserved, without wear or blemish. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE POEMS. The first publication of Melville’s collected poems and the first time that many appear in print. Appearing for the first time “Author’s note (on the use of expletives)” pg. 129, “Miscellaneous Poems” pp. 297-349, and “At the Hostelry” pp. 351-434. Between 1875 and 1920 Melville had fallen deep into obscurity. William P. Trent's A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1903, gives Melville but three pages out of 593, and Wendell and Greenough's A HISTORY OF LITERATURE IN AMERICA, 1904, gives him nothing at all. The author's star began to rise in 1921 with the publication of Weaver's biography. The first volume of the collected works was published the following year and did much to expand American awareness of Melville's art. It stands alone as a truly important edition with the inclusion of 'The Poems' and 'Billy Budd,' both of which were here published separately for the first time. ‘The Poems’ appears as Volume XVI of the Standard Edition set.

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        Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle. ( 10 VOLUMES)

      Ernest Gründ, Paris 1924 - ( IN FRENCH - EN FRANÇAIS ) Complet en 10 volumes. Sans date (circa 1924). Inclut le Tome X: "Table". ---------------- Livres à couverture rigide postérieure à la publication. Plats de papier marbré à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Dos de cuir avec dorures. Usure aux bords et aux coins. Ex-exemplaire de bibliothèque de monastère avec numéro au bas du dos et une étampe à l'intérieur. Papier propre et sans rousseurs, livres solides. Bon état. ( Cet article de 13 kg pourrait requérir un supplément postal selon la destination et le mode de transport choisi. Vous pouvez vous enquérir auprès du librairie pour connaître les frais postaux exacts pour chaque cas particulier.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie à la bonne occasion]
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        THE TRANSATLANTIC REVIEW. Vol. I, no. 1

      Paris: The Transatlantic Review Co.,, 1924 Ford, Ford Madox (Ford Madox Hueffer) (ed.). THE TRANSATLANTIC REVIEW. Vol. I, no. 1. Paris: The Transatlantic Review Co., 1924. 8vo., 120 pp. + ads. Publisher's printed wrappers in custom slipcase. A near fine fresh copy showing minimal use. Contributors include: Joseph Conrad, E. E. Cummings, A. E. Coppard, Ezra Pound, Phillippe Soupault & others. Superb example.. 1st Edition.

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        THEIR ISLAND HOME. Plus: THE CASTAWAYS OF THE FLAG

      1924. The Later Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson | The Final Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson. [Together, two volumes.] Frontispiece [in each] by H. C. Murphy. New York: G. Howard Watt, 1924. Original maroon cloth with affixed front cover color illustration. First American Editions. Just as Verne wrote a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM with his AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY (1897), so too did he write, three years later, SECONDE PATRIE (SECOND FATHERLAND) as a sequel to Johann Wyss's THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON. (In Verne's Preface to the original French edition, he noted that THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON and ROBINSON CRUSOE were his two favorite boyhood stories.)~It would be almost a quarter-century after the original 1900 French edition before this title came out in English -- in these two volumes, first in 1923 by Sampson Low of London, then a year later by G. Howard Watt of New York (as here). During the delay in publishing this in English, which included the Great War, the era of the magnificent pictorial trade binding had unfortunately come to an end.~These are fine, clean copies. Taves & Michaluk V049; Myers 50.

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        Les cinq sens.

      Grasset 1924 - - Grasset, Paris _1924, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 5 ex numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Un minuscule manque en pied du dos, quatre feuillets malhabilement découpés ayant occasionné de petits manques marginaux. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Passage to India

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1924. First American Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth boards, lettered in yellow on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 322pp. A straight, tight copy, moderately foxed on prelims and page edges, scattered faint foxing to text; solidly Very Good. In original dustwrapper, price-clipped and with old clear tape reinforcements verso, still very nicely preserved with just mild edgewear and mild toning at flap-folds; Near Fine. & & The First American edition of Forster's final work of fiction. A Passage To India was Forster's most popular novel in his lifetime and, thanks to the 1984 film adaptation by David Lean, it remains his best-known work. The American edition is uncommon, and notably scarce in dustwrapper; this a very presentable copy. CONNOLLY 100.

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        Kodak.

      Stock 1924 - - Stock, Paris _1924, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 1050 ex numérotés sur alfa. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur par Francis Picabia, couverture illustrée par Franz Masereel. Dos très légèrement passé, sinon agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Odyssey of Homer done into English Prose by S.H. Butcher and Andrew Lang with Twenty Plates in Colour after the Water-Colour Drawings of W. Russell Flint.

      - London and Boston: Medici Society, 1924. Large 4to, xxviii, 315pp. With 20 tipped-in color plates. Sumptuously bound in half vellum and blue buckram, pale green morocco labels on backstrip, gilt top, slipcase. A very fine copy, unsigned but likely a Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding. Limited to 500 copies. A lovely book, printed on handmade paper, with Flint at his sensually erotic best illustrating this epic edition. The artwork was created in 1914 but not published until 1924 due to the Great War and subsequent events. By 1924 Flint was at the height of his fame and this book is regarded as one of his masterpieces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saint Joan: A chronical play in six scenes and an epilogue

      Constable and Company , Ltd., London, England, 1924. Good.First Edition. Constable and Company , Ltd., London, England, 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Wear to base of spine only. Text block good, theough with the expected foxing, pages tight to spine -116 pages, including a 2 page list of other works by Shaw at end of book.

      [Bookseller: Stone Street Books]
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        Western Australia A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth

      London,: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1924.. Octavo, black & white frontispiece, two folding tables and a map; very good in navy cloth with dustjacket. Presentation copy to Charles. H. Haddrell, from the author in 1924.James Sykes Battye (1871-1954), after whom the J S Battye Library of West Australian History and State Archives is named, came to Perth in 1893 to be chief librarian of the Victoria Public Library (named after Queen Victoria). Battye had personally selected the basic book-stock of the library and later readers were often impressed by the range and depth of early accessions. By 1903 he had raised the number of books to 50,000, which grew to 100,000 by 1911. Battye was dedicated and still holding office when he died in 1954.This book was his last and remained the standard work in his lifetime, it won him a University of Melbourne D.Litt., and enhanced his local reputation as a scholar.

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        Physiology Lab Notebook

      Toronto Toronto, 1924. Good condition with moderate usage wear to cover, including edge bumping, smudges and abrasions, as well as overall age toning to all.. Quarto. 192 pages; lined notebook-style paper; handwritten throughout; illustrated with graphs and affixed photomechanical charts; tan cloth boards, partially overlaid with textured black paper, to which a stamp with handwriting has been applied. A truly unique object that details the weekly experiments of a student physiology lab at the University of Toronto in the fall of 1924. Ostensibly belonging to one G. M. Fletcher, yet written in three different hands, this highly-detailed notebook offers a fascinating account of the various muscle trials that the medical students were conducting, including each lesson's object, method and result. An especially fascinating aspect of this notebook is the photomechanical reproductions of each week's graphical results, which are affixed throughout the book within the written narrative of the experiment. To produce these, it appears that the school used a version of Augustus Waller's electromyography machine, which projected muscle movement trace from an electrometer onto a photographic plate; this allowed the movement to be recorded in real time, and for copies to be easily made for each student. These notes and graphs fill approximately half of the notebook. A sign of how arduous the lab was - and perhaps how frustrating - is evident from an amusing codicil written on the very last page, which reads in part: The Purpose of this exp. is exp. exp. exp. exp. exp. exp. exp. exp. exp. exp. experiment experiment experiment experiment... Also, The more one attempts to move the cause of dissatisfaction, The more one is impressed by the difficulty encountered in such a project. It appears that physiology may not have been these students' favorite subject.

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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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        MOCK BEGGAR HALL

      London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1924.. Small quarto. Pictorial boards after a design by William Nicholson. Competently rebacked in black cloth, corners bruised, some scattered foxing and general thumbing and use, two leaves have short, closed tears at the fore- edge, but overall, a sound and reasonably good copy. First edition. With Graves's presentation inscription in the month of publication: "John Crowe Ransom from Robert Graves: in all friendship. May 28th 1924." Graves had two poems accepted for publication in the December 1922 issue of THE FUGITIVE, of which Ransom was co-editor. The two poets embarked on a path of mutual admiration and assistance, Ransom asking if he might dedicate a book to Graves ("...because you represent as I see it the best tendency extant in modern poetry"), and Graves seeking a British publisher for Ransom's work, a task he completed with the editing of GRACE AFTER MEAT, to which Graves also contributed an introduction. As a side note, Ransom was instrumental in forwarding Graves' interest in, and acquaintance with, Laura Riding, who was then publishing in THE FUGITIVE and had recently been making life complicated for certain members of the Vanderbilt circle. He sent to Graves some of her unpublished verse, and described her as "brilliant," and in a fine example of understated diplomacy, as "very fine personally, but very intense for company." WOOLMER 46. HIGGINSON & WILLIAMS A10.

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        "The Lute Players"

      New York.: The House of Art.. ( 1924).. Uncirculated color lithographic print. Image measures 6 3/8 x 10", inside tan border measuring 8 x 11 inches on sheet 10.5 x 14 inches. There is the very faintest toning along the right edge, but overall mint condition on untrimmed sheet. At lower right in the image is the copyright symbol, The House of Art, N.Y. At lower left of the sheet outside the tan border is the inscription D-600 Printed in U.S.A. An uncirculated print, never been framed with glowing color. .

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        Die Äbtissin von Castro

      Hellerau, Avalun (1924).. 4°. 157 S. Mit 13 Orig.-Radierungen v. Alois Kolb. OHPgmt. Mit Kopfgoldschnitt. - (34. Avalun-Druck) Rodenberg 358.34 - Eines v. 150 Expl. Mit eh. Sign. d. Künstlers.

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        THE EXPLOITS OF FIDELITY DOVE

      Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, [1924]. - First edition. Very good, clean copy without dust jacket. The "true" first edition of this collection of stories about a female criminal, and one of the rarest books published in the 20th Century. In Ellery Queen's definitive THE DETECTIVE STORY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, he was unaware of this edition, listing only the 1935 edition under the author's successful pseudonym, Roy Vickers. Twelve stories of mystery and suspense, and each features Fidelity Dove as the lady and criminal. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cathedrals and Abbey Churches of England

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode [1924]. One [#13] of 375 copies numbered & signed by Aldin. Bound one quarter vellum with paper to boards; gilt to vellum along paper edges & to paper & gilt to spine. Gilt to upper page edges; other edges uncut. Colour illustrated endpages. Illustrated throughout with hand tipped colour plates. Light wear to outer edges, of boards with some darkening to upper edges. Dustsoil to paper on boards. Pages show some age darkening to untrimmed edges with a touch of foxing. Signed by Aldin on the limitations page.. Signed by Author. Limited First Edition. One Quarter Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Ars magna.

      A. Sauerwein 1924 - - A. Sauerwein, Paris _1924, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Jacques Rivière. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        RUPERT LITTLE BEAR'S ADVENTURES NUMBER ONE

      Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1924. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Very good condition with no wrapper. The first book of Rupert's Library. Grey boards with pictorial onlay to front showing Rupert with Golly and Magic Toy-Man in distance. Contains four stories: Rupert and the Magic Toy-Man, Rupert and the Princess, Rupert At School and Rupert and the Old Miser. 3 colour plates plus two-tone illustrations throughout. Backstrip is missing otherwise this is a super copy of an early Rupert book. The corners are just a little bit rubbed and there are a few very light scuff marks to the pictorial onlay on front cover. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Some very light fingering else contents clean. [R]

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        The Falkland Islands with Notes on the Natural History by Rupert Vallentin

      Oxford: Clarendon Press 1924, 1st Edition. () xii,414pp. Very good. Octavo. Original blue cloth with gilt title. A light touch of wear on the extremities. New endpapers. Title page with a very slight amount of soiling. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed and with a touch of foxing. Generally very clean. Single Spanish news clipping attached to rear endpaper. Two maps including one folding. 33 other photographic illustrations. A very presentable copy. Very scarce. The only copy we have had and seems very scarce on the internet with the few copies showing up bein xlibrary mainly..

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        Fairy Tales

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. 198pp, original red decorative cloth in DJ. DJ slightly browned, chipped to spine ends and corners, spine slightly browned, rear panel slightly soiled, couple of small tears to edges. Book slightly rubbed to extremities, hint of foxing to edges of text block and endpapers, otherwise internally bright and clean. With twelve tipped in tissue guarded plates by Nielsen (as called for). Now with a cloth, velvet lined, drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title in gilt to spine. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/Good. Illus. by Nielsen, Kay. 4to.

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        Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

      George H. Doran Company, New York,, 1924. Quarto. Original black cloth with silver, black and orange illustration pasted to upper board, titles to upper cover in black, titles to spine in silver, pictorial endpapers. Line mark to upper board. House in the original printed box. llustrated with 12 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues, monochrome plates and drawings within text. A fine copy, the lid of the box has been repaired to two corners, the other two corners are split. First US Edition.

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        Fairy Tales

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. 198pp, rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to fourth, remaining panels framed with gilt double fillet, upper cover with gilt design replicated from the original cloth, gilt roll to edges and inner dentelles, a.e.g. marbled endpapers. Externally near fine, internally very slightly browned, the final illustration has a small mark, but generally quite bright and clean. With twelve, tissue guarded, tipped in colour illustrations by Nielsen (as called for). Housed in a cloth, velvet lined, slipcase, with the gilt design from the original cloth again replicated to the front of the slipcase. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Nielsen, Kay. 4to.

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        FAIRY TALES

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1924]. Light wear, lower corner bump, very minor foxing, still a rather bright and nice copy. . First Trade edition, review copy Quarto. 197p. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen with text drawings and twelve tipped in color plates. Pale blue cloth with gilt titles and elaborate gilt pictorial decorations on the upper cover, illustrated endpapers Front blank flyleaf marked "Review copy

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        Fairy Tales

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. Hardcover. Very Good. Kay Nielsen. Ornate gilt-decorated red cloth to upper board and spine. two-tone decorative illustrated endpapers. A wonderful copy in the scarce red cloth variant binding. Bright gilt on front cover, very slightly faded on spine.197pp. illustrated with drawings in line throughout and with 12 tipped-in colour plates by Kay Nielsen with captioned plate-guards. Pencilled note of family provenance on front endpaper. [see photo]

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        Hellenistische Dichtung in der Zeit des Kallimachos, Band 1-2.

      Weidmannsche Buchhandlung Berlin 1924 244 +. 338 sider. Halbleder mit goldgeprägter Rücken Guter Zustand NB: Erstauflage! Name am Freiblatt (beide Bd). Grosser Fleck am zweiten Einband. Einbände durchaus mit Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren, ansonsten alles fest und intakt. Tysk

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        Hermetica 4 volumes

      Clarendon Press-Oxford. Hardcover. dark blue cloth gilt lettering no dust jackets 549,482,632,576 pp spines and covers faded small tear to top spine first volume some pages uncut. . Good. 1924-36.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO ARCHIBALD HENDERSON

      Highland Hotel, Starthpeffer. 29 July 1924.. Two pages, on recto and verso of small octavo sheet of Highland Hotel stationary, in ink, ca. 200 words. Near fine, in postally used oversize registered envelope. Half morocco clamshell box. A working letter from Shaw to one of his chief U.S. advocates and biographer. Shaw notes that he encloses (not present) "what I have been able to do at odd moments and on rainy days to fill up that book for Harper. I can do no more, and ought not to have done this, as it involved postponement of more important work for which I was too lazy. As to the agreement ... the thing you sent me is absurd: Harper thinks he can escape his legal responsibilities by making a private agreement with someone to indemnify him, a proceeding which exposes him to prosecution ... all he can exact from an author is an assurance that the book does not contain any hidden libel. For all overt libel, sedition, blasphemy pr obscenity the publisher and printer are liable ... Harper probably thinks that he could murder me and have you hanged for it if he could produce an agreement to that effect ...." He thanks Henderson for some notes on "the New York Joan," and asks after Mrs. Henderson, mentions his hopes that this reaches him at Skyland (North Carolina) and closes: ever G. Bernard Shaw." In 1925, Harper & Bros. published TABLE-TALK OF G.B.S. CONVERSATIONS ON THINGS IN GENERAL BETWEEN ... AND HIS BIOGRAPHER, by Henderson. Henderson (1877 - 1963) was professor of Mathematics at Univ. of North Carolina.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        SYSTEM OF ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT According with a Philosophy of Man’s Powers

      New York: Press of the American Institute of Architects, Inc., 1924. Scarce first edition, not reprinted till 1966. With 19 (of 20) of the impressive plates from line drawings by Sullivan, plate 9 not bound in. Title-page printed in red and black. Folio, printer’s original blue paper-covered boards lettered in gilt on the upper cover, backed in linen, the spine with manuscript lettering in black. 12, 8 plates, [1], 11 plates pp. The text with some of the spotting an toning normally associated with the title, the plates much less so as they are on different quality paper, the blue boards and endleaves with some staining and wear, but still a very presentable copy. RARE FIRST EDITION. WE KNOW OF NO OTHER COPY CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET. Sullivan’s final work, the series of drawings was commissioned by the Burnham Library of the Art Institute of Chicago and includes and illustrates Sullivan's philosophy of ornament. "In these little masterpieces of poetic imagination,' said Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949 of Louis Sullivan's ornamental drawings, "the poet in him shines forth on the record as a free, independent spirit characteristic of the free of all time." Sullivan is famous for designing lavish architectural ornament that combined organic forms interwoven with an underlying geometric structure. Sullivan had a reverence for nature that first developed when, as a child, he spent his summers studying plants on the farm of his grandparents in Massachusetts. Later, this love of natural forms took shape in the leafy patterns on the facades of his buildings such as the Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. store and in interiors such as his Chicago Stock Trading Room. He summarized his philosophy of architectural ornament in these influential 1922-1924 drawings. Published the year of his death, the book stands as one of the great treatises on architectural ornament.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Novels of the Sisters BrontÎ

      Edinburgh,: John Grant, 1924.. Twelve volumes, octavo, illustrated with photographic plates; a very fine untrimmed set in the original publisher's cloth, with gilt decorations to spine. A very fine set of the 1924 Thornton edition of the collected works of the BrontÎ sisters, probably the best of any of the collected works. It was printed in Edinburgh by John Grant and edited by Temple Scott. Profusely illustrated with photographic plates, it includes Charlotte's biography written by Elizabeth Gaskell, the well-known author of Cranford and North & South.After each of the sisters published their first novels in 1847 they became instant celebrities, although the pseudonymous works meant that much of the discussion was dedicated to trying to establish their true identities. Thei fame was further fuelled by Charlotte's rash dedication of her first published novel to William Makepeace Thackeray, whose wife, it turned out, had gone mad and had been installed in an attic, just like Mrs Rochester. Nonetheless, when they travelled to London in 1848 it was to wild acclamation.Although all three women died young, this handsome set is testament to their enduring appeal.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1924. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo. 18.5 by 12.5 cm. or 7.5 by 5 inches. xv, [i], 376 pp. Fabulous Riviere & Son onlay binding of full crushed morocco. The inlaid scene depicts a mounted groom holding another horse by its reins. Five colors are used in the imagery. This is set off with gilt rules, festoons and dots. The spine has raised bands with French fillet compartments and central motives of a horseshoe, bridle, and riding hat. The binding complements the book's wistful nostalgia for the pre-railroad era when coaches linked distant towns. We are taken down seven major coaching routes -- the Bath, Exeter, Portsmouth, Brighton, Dover, York and Holyhead roads. Captured are the atmosphere of the inns, the colorful characters one might have encountered, the occasional hazards. The work pulls us in as narcotically as a great Trollope, Austen or Thackeray novel, while greatly deepening our understanding of that lost world. Joints repaired. Some rubbing and wear to spine.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        THE PROPHET BY KAHLIL GIBRAN, RARE VINTAGE Edition, March 1924, 1st Edition, 2ND Printing STATED ,Classic poetic meditation on the redemptive power of love. Early Editions Near Impossible to Find, one of the most inspirational books of the 20th Century.

      New York: Knopf, Plates engraved by Beck Engraving 1924 - INNER HINGES Starting slightly,Btm plate opposite pg 22 Loose at Btm ,INK Underlining to Text NUMEROUS PGS THRUOUT ,He is the third-bestselling poet in history after William Shakespeare and Laozi. Gibran died in New York City on April 10, 1931. HB NODustjacket, March 1924, 1st Edition, 2ND Printing STATED on Copyright Pg, Dates MATCH on Title & Copyright pg ,VG-/GOOD- Condition , AS-IS, NOJACKET, INK Underlining to Text NUMEROUS PGS THROUT,Black cloth with gilt lettering and design Relatively Bright on Front cvr. 107 pages. Binding slightly cocked. Some wear to covers. Former owner's notes stamp inside. Overall very good -, 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 IN. Approx, This Book was Originally First published in September, 1923.) Black Cloth with Gold Gilt Title & Decoration on Front Bright of Hand Holding ??, Light Rub DARKENING to Spine with TITLES NOT SHOWING spine cvr, Interior Nice tight Light FoX, Wear , light bumping to the extremities. Front Cvr light rub to Gold Gilt, Sound binding and secure hinges. An intact, presentable early printing of Gibran’s most enduring work. Tiny corner light DING, Btm plate opposite pg 22 Loose at Btm , SMALL Peronal STAMP BTM MARGIN pg 31, 61, 91, some pages light thin waterstain edge blank Margin Thruout [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        The Two Jungle Books

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd, London, 1924. 2 volumes in 1, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial blocks to both boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, all edges gilt. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E., and W.H. Drake. A fine copy. First Thin Paper Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Fire in the Flint

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1924 - First edition. Some spotting and faint staining to the boards, a near very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Anne and Clarence Dillon: "To Ann [sic] and Clarence -- With all good wishes -- Ever sincerely Walter F. White. New York City, 29 August 1924." Clarence Dillon, a bond broker and one of the richest men in the country, and his wife Anne, were the parents of C. Douglas Dillon, who served as Secretary of the Treasury. The author's first book, one of the first wave of novels from the Harlem Renaissance, about a black medical doctor who returns to his Georgia home hoping to improve the lot of his fellows, only to be met with prejudice, suspicion, and violence. It deals in part with lynching, a practice against which White, in his capacity as the outspoken longtime executive secretary of the NAACP, waged a long and ultimately successful campaign. Signed copies are scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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