The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1924

        A Magician Among the Spirits

      New York & London: Harper Brothers,, 1924. Illustrated. Octavo. Original blue-grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge dyed yellow. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece, 15 plates, and 4 diagrams within the text. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Houdini on the front free endpaper, "Love Laughs at Locksmiths so does Houdini. Best wishes, H." With a gift inscription in a separate hand below. This volume chronicles Houdini's investigations into spiritualism, and his debunkings of many prominent practitioners. It also includes a chapter on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who had long been a friend of Houdini's before the two split irreconcilably over Conan Doyle's belief in spiritualism. An attractive copy, and uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME [Signed / Signe]

      Paris: A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur, 1924. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. Lalau, Maurice. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and rich marbled endpapers and a banded spine with an elegant and finely tooled flat oval containing 6 gilt points and two sets of 3 red grapes (moderate edge wear), SIGNED BY ANATOLE FRANCE on the front free endpaper; one of 1500 copies numbered in arabic numerals (an additional XXV copies numbered with Roman Numerals also were published), with 27 beautiful chromolithographic illustrations by Maurice Lalau. Anatole France won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament". The book was printed on August 20, 1924 and, as Anatole France died on October 12 of that year, this likely is one of the last books he signed. Copies of the book are rather scarce and signed copies are especially so. A beautiful copy of a quite scarce book, SIGNED BY ANATOLE FRANCE. SCARCE/RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
 2.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        SET OF WINNIE THE POOH FIRST EDITIONS. 4 Volumes.-- When We were very young.-- Winnie the Pooh.-- Now We are Six.-- The House at Pooh Corner

      Methuen and Co. London. 1924 - 1928. FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. 8vo(7.7 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated throughout with wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. When We were very young has a neat previous owners bookplate on the front blank pastedown endpaper and contents page in second state with the page number present. Fine, bright copies in the original publishers cloth bindings--Blue, Green, Burgundy, Pink, with gilt lettering and ruling to the spines. The front boards all decorated in gilt within a single gilt ruled border. The two volumes of verse(When We were very young & Now We are Six), have a gilt illustration on the rear board as well. Original decorative endpapers in the last three volumes (The first volume was issued with plain white endpapers). In the original illustrated dustwrappers which show a small amount of creasing to the very tops of the spines on 3 volumes but are essentially in fine condition and without any fading, darkening or tears. The four volumes are housed in a mid twentieth century cloth covered clamshell case with a green morocco spine, with raised bands and lettered in gilt. The slip case does not have a makers stamp but is certainly the work of a fine binder and has done its job of keeping the books in original undamaged condition. A lovely, clean, fresh set of first editions of these classic books.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eranos. Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Zum 1. Februar 1924

      Verlag der Bremer Presse Limited to 1050 copies. 3 original full page prints by Ludwig von Hofmann (etching), Max Liebermann (lithograph), Emil Orlik (lithograph). Inscribed on fly leaf by Hofmannsthal, 1924. [xxxv], 159 pp. Cream color boards, gilt letter, emblem.

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autographed Letter, 25 March, 1924

      Paris: Frank Harris, 1924 Superb Harris, Frank. Autographed Letter, 25 March, 1924. 2pp. 8vo., 7" 1/4 x 10" 1/2 folded once, on the letterhead of the Grand Hotel Haussmann, Paris addressed to W. H. Exelby in Montreal. A chatty letter: "Tho' I'm worked to death I want to write to you with my own hand and thank you for your surprising letter. I have worked as a farm hand, stoker & waiter... I'm sending you "The Bomb" & some little booklets.. which contain a number of my "Contemporary Portraits". These have sold better in the US than my short stories... I seem to have lost my way in life... A.S.(S) Burleson Wilson's Post Master General destroyed my magazine, Pearson's by holding up the mail on the pretext that he had been informed that there was something seditious in it. He took my money... I'm writing The Story of My Life... The most important book ever written / Yours Ever / Frank Harris" In very good or better condition with the original mailing envelope showing some use. "Frank Harris (1856 – 1931) was a British-born, naturalized-American author, editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day. Though he attracted much attention during his life for his irascible, aggressive personality, editorship of famous periodicals, and friendship with the talented and famous, he is remembered mainly for his multiple-volume memoir My Life and Loves, which was banned in countries around the world for its sexual explicitness." - Wikipedia. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        N°9-Mai 1924, 6ème année. La Gazette du Bon Ton. Art, Modes et Frivolités. Revue Mensuelle.

      VOGEL, Paris 1924 - Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Lucien Vogel Directeur, 1924, petit in-4, en feuilles, sous chemise éditeur illustrée. Cette revue de mode du début du XXème siècle est considérée comme la plus remarquable et est devenue la plus recherchée. Les couturiers "les plus exquis (.) lui réserveront la primeur de leurs créations" : Les Chéruit, Doeuillet, Doucet, Paquin, Poiret, Redfern, Worth. Les auteurs et les chroniqueurs en vue participent à sa rédaction, tels George CECIL, FAURE-BIGUET, James de COQUET, Georges-Armand MASSON. Leurs rubriques concernent tant la mode, que les spectacles, les chroniques mondaines. Les illustrations, pour beaucoup réalisées au pochoir, sont l'oeuvre des plus grands artistes, tels BARBIER, LEPAPE, MARTY, MOURGUE, THAYAHT. "A côté de sept planches hors-texte, qui sont des modèles crées par les couturiers, trois planches qui sont des modèles inventés par les artistes". Fine restauration à la couverture. "La plus importante et recherchée des revues de modes contemporaines". "La Gazette du Bon Ton, tant par ses illustrations que par ses articles, constitue la meilleure représentation que nous ayons de la période Art Déco" (in l'introduction "Gazette du Bon Ton"). (In Jeanne Laffitte, 50 revues 1890/1930) ; "Le plus important et le plus intéressant pour les modes contemporaines" (in Carteret IV, 180) ; "Luxueuse revue de mode vestimentaire tout en couleurs dans laquelle les dessinateurs sortent de leur style habituel pour aller vers l'illustration" (in Dico Solo, 332). Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mark Twain's Autobiography - with slipcase

      Harper & Brothers, New York and London 1924 - A remarkable 2 Volume stated First Edition in Near Fine/Good condition in original edge worn slip-case. Title-page in black and red. On copyright page: "First Edition" and code letters "H - Y" (BAL #3537) State A with Vol. 1 frontispiece, printed tissue inserted and Vol. 2, two pages of advertisements followed by a blank leaf. Original dark blue cloth with top edges gilt. Both volumes are in Fine condition except for some wear along top and bottom of spine. Dustjackets: Vol. I Good ++ with a large portion of the spine missing; Volume II VG- . Slipcase: edgeworn with a small tear at one corner, and at the back, still complete and remarkably sturdy. Mark Twain's autobiography in two volumes with an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine covers the major events in the author's life but also rambles on and allows for inclusion of pieces heretofore unpublished; Vol. 1 & 2. Due to the large size and weight of this set, additional postage will apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Quantum Theory of Radiation in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, XLVII, 6th Series, January ? June 1924, pp. 785-802

      First edition of Bohr, Kramers, and Slater's renunciation of the classical form of causality in favor of a purely statistical description.  "After Kramers had succeeded in extending the scope of the correspondence argument to the theory of optical dispersion "thus rounding off a treatment of the interaction of atomic systems with radiation that accounted for all emission, absorption, and scattering processes" Bohr ventured to propose a systematic formulation of the whole theory, in which what he called the virtual character of the classical model was emphasized. In this he was aided by Kramers and a young American visitor, J. C. Slater, and the new theory was published in 1924 under the authorship of all three. As said, the most striking feature of this remarkable paper, as said, was the renunciation of the classical form of causality in favor of a purely statistical description. Even the distribution of energy and momentum between the radiation field and the "virtual oscillators" constituting the atomic systems was assumed to be statistical, the conservation laws being fulfilled only on the average. This was going too far: the paper was hardly in print before A. H. Compton and A. W. Simon had established by direct experiment the strict conservation of energy and momentum in an individual process of interaction between atom and radiation. Nevertheless, this short-lived attempt exerted a profound influence on the course of events; what remained after its failure was the conviction that the classical mode of description of the atomic processes had to be entirely relinquished." (DSB). ALSO present is de Broglie's "A Tentative Theory of Light Quanta," the first edition of the first English edition of three papers by Louis de Broglie, heralding a new era in physics -- the birth of quantum mechanics. The English translation is a translation of de Broglie?s three ?Notes? published in Comptes Rendus in September and October 1923.  The English edition includes an addition to the three papers and a postscript ? de Broglie provides a generalization of the theory that is consistent with the special theory of relativity.  This addition was not published in Comptes.  ?Louis de Broglie's conception of the wave?particle duality in 1923 opened up new experimental possibilities, initiating the era of modern quantum mechanics? (Medicus, Heinrich A., ?Fifty years of matter waves?, Physics Today, Volume 27, Issue 2). De Broglie?s ?greatest talent was a gift for spotting the obvious ? or rather, for spotting what would eventually become obvious to everyone else.  He thought deeply about the mysterious wave-particle duality that had been pointed out by Einstein as early as 1909, and arrived at a question that must have seemed almost childish at the time: if electromagnetic waves are also particles, then might not particles of seemingly solid matter (such as electrons) be somehow also waves?  If this were so, then beams of electrons would have a wavelength and a frequency just like light, and this would offer a ready explanation of Bohr?s quantization conditions: an electron in its orbit about the nucleus would be like a standing wave, such as the wave in a plucked guitar string, and only an integral number of wavelengths could fit into an orbit.  This very simple insight could have been seen (but was not) by anyone from about 1913 onwards. CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume offered.  Ex-libris with armorial bookplate on pastedown, small stamp on the rear of the title page.  The volume houses 8 plates.  Bound in three quarter calf over cloth with 5 gilt-tooled raised bands at the spine.  Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels.  Minor rubbing and scuffing at the edges and on the spine.  The front board is starting to loosen a bit but is still holding tight and solid.  Bright and very clean throughout.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Writings

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. 34 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With monochrome illustrations by Charles E. Brock. An excellent set. The Autograph Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Wind in the Willows

      London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1924. Illustrated by Nancy Barnhart. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in blue morocco, titles and elaborate tooling to spine, rasied bands, decorative rules to boards with corner-pieces, twin rule to turn-ins with corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Minor foxing to a couple of leaves, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Sixteenth edition, signed by the author on the half-title. Signed copies of this book are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SAINT JOAN: A CHRONICLE PLAY IN SIX SCENES AND AN EPILOGUE

      London: Constable and Co., 1924.. Pale green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some tanning to endsheets and scattered foxing, lower corner of rear board a trace sunned, otherwise very good. Accompanied by a chipped and split printed dust jacket, enclosed in an old-style paper-backed plastic sleeve. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. A prepublication association copy, inscribed by Shaw on the half-title: "To Claude Carton from Bernard Shaw. 20th June 1924." Formal publication took place five days later. The recipient (under his stage name) was the former actor turned dramatist, Richard Claude Crtichett, about whom "Shaw remarked that [his] plays may lack originality but were 'so extremely goodnatured that they disarm criticism" - DNB. He was a life-long friend of Sir Athur Pinero and others of his generation, but the durability of his own plays was short-lived, the DNB noting his works have not been reprinted since 1925. LAURENCE A170a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Night Fears and Other Stories

      London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1924. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and cover gilt, first edition dust jacket supplied from another copy. One page roughly opened, endpapers browned, spine a little sunned but an excellent copy in the lightly tanned and rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To Lady Ottoline Morrell from Leslie, with my love. June 12th 1924." The author's first published work, a collection of supernatural short stories. Hartley was introduced to Lady Ottoline Morrell, chatelaine of Garsington, by Aldous Huxley.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Finn Episode in Beowulf, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien

      London: Cambridge University Press, 1924. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This offering is for 'The Finn Episode in Beowulf' by R.A. Williams. The Finn Episode in Beowulf is signed by J.R.R. Tolkien to the front free endpaper 'Tolkien' in his distinctive early (1920's) style, with the 3 dots below. Further down the page, in pencil, in what looks to be Tolkien's writing, 'A very bad book'. Very likely from Tolkien own library, with a small Blackwell Booksellers, Oxford sticker to the bottom of the front endpaper. Slightly browned, original cloth, Cambridge University Press 1924. This copy has some scattered foxing mainly on the half title page. An unusual opportunity to acquire an early signed item for the discerning Tolkien Collector. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Passage to India.

      1924 - First edition. 8vo., with the terminal three pages of advertisements, original dark red cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in black. London, Edward Arnold & Co.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA ILAB BA]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Passage to India.

      London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924 - 325pp. [This edition is limited to 200 copies, of which this copy in No.75] Signed by the author. Bounding in light gray board, quarter cloth. Title label at spine. T.e.g., others untrimmed. Text of title page in black/red. Cover somewhat stained. Guard of rear e.p. slighty torn, otherwise a fine copy. 23.5x15cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds

      MAGAZINE OF WALL ST, NY 1924 - General shelf wear, faded spine, tanning pages and previous owner wrote on dedication page, "This same wife of Mr. Wyckoff of whom he speaks so highly here, broke him and sent him penniless to ruin later." in pencil. DATE PUBLISHED: 1924 EDITION: 190 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Year of Prophesying

      1924 - London, T. Fisher Uwin, 1924. 140 x 227 mm, 271 pp. Cartonnage de toile bleue éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré. Un mors abimé. Jaquette absente. EDITION ORIGINALE, seconde impression. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : "To Georges Duhamel with friendly memories from H.G. Wells". Recueil de cinquante cinq articles de presse écrit entre le 22 septembre 1923 et le 20 septembre 1924. Les envois de Wells à des écrivains français sont très peu courants.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La rivoluzione liberale. Rivista storica settimanale di politica.

      Subject: (Giornali - Gobetti). Torino, 1924, A. III, n 10/17, 19/21, 23, 25/31, 34, 35, 37/39, 41, 43, 44. I 27 fascicoli :

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 18.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        Brothers of No Kin

      Hinds Hayden & Eldredge New York: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge. (1924). First. First edition. Fine in a beautiful and fine, second issue dustwrapper with a couple of internal repairs. Author's first book, published by an obscure company and very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 19.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        The Sentry and the Shell Fairy

      British Imperial Oil Co. Ltd. [nd] 1924 - Very light foxing, pages loose, still a lovely copy. [16]p. Stapled pictorial wrappers with only very light chipping, six full-page colour plates, black and white illustrations. Muir, 4851 indicating the work was probably published in 1924. The work was printed to advertise Shell products with their coloured advertisement on the last page. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Arbeiterliteratur.

      (Wien), Verlag für Literatur und Politik, 1924. - Jahrgang I [= alles Erschienene]. Typographisch gestaltete OPpbde. (etwas fleckig, Rückenbezug mit Fehlstellen). 6 Bll., 586 SS., 3 Bll.; 3 Bll. SS. 595-1150, 133 SS., 1 Bl. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgabe. - Einziger Jahrgang der bedeutenden kommunistischen Literaturzeitschrift mit Beiträgen von Clara Zetkin, Erich Mühsam, Max Herrmann-Neisse, Franz Jung, Wladimir Majakowski, Fritz Brupbacher, Max Barthel, Leo Trotzki, Karl August Wittfogel u.a. - Dietzel-H. I, 139. Eberlein I, 842. Eberlein I, 1262. Seywald 61. - Gebräunt und brüchig, 3 Blätter mit Randläsuren. - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Autographed Letter - 2 Pages

      n.p. [Paris]: Laboureur, 1924, 1924 Jean-Émile Laboureur, [French Painter, 1877-1947]. 2 page A.L.S., June 3rd, 1924. n.p. [Paris]. A very fine letter to an unnamed art dealer detailing titles & prices for 11 prints offered on consignment until July 15th, 1924, with good content: " Your customer is practically correct. The print "Love in the Woods" is prepared not by a dry point but by a very light etching, as was nearly always the custom in France since the 18th century. It is the case with about one quarter of my engravings. It depends on the subject matter and of the treatment" Signed & dated, J. E. Laboureur. "Founder in 1923 of the Société des Peintres Graveurs Indépendants, friend to avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire and painter Marie Laurencin, the artist Jean-Émile Laboureur found inspiration in sources ranging from Hellenistic vase painting to Nabis artists such as Bonnard, Vuillard and Vallotton. Laboureur was born in Nantes, France in 1877. He arrived in Paris in 1895 to study at the Faculty of Law. Quickly dissatisfied in that pursuit, he began to frequent the Academie Julian, a prestigious Parisian art academy. Laboureur was soon introduced to the eminent wood engraver Auguste Lepère, and decided to devote himself to the study of printmaking. While Lepère imparted technical expertise, artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, with whom Laboureur became acquainted in 1896, encouraged his sense of humor and irony, bringing a cosmopolitan flair to his work. Between 1899 and 1910, Laboureur traveled extensively. He cultivated a broad historical knowledge of engraving in Germany and Italy. In Greece, he was greatly inspired by the elegance of Classical vase painting. He returned to Paris in 1910, as Picasso and Braque were ushering in Cubism. Building on this analytical, geometric style with the knowledge and inspiration acquired during his travels, Laboureur developed a decorative style distinctly his own. By the end of World War I, Laboureur had gained a new audience with his success in book design and illustration. His service in the war had led him to experiment with engraving on metal, which required neither the acid baths of etching nor the bulky equipment of wood engraving. Gradually his style became more fluid, moving away from the rigid properties of Cubism. Displaying what contemporary poet and friend Max Jacob described as "chic" and "grand classical elegance," Laboureur was widely collected by Americans as well as Europeans." - IFPDA. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ashes

      Columbia, SC: The Humanities Council. As New. 2012. First Edition; Signed by Illustrator. Softcover. A beautiful numbered Edition of 15 lettered copies, this one being copy "B", in As New condition, with 20 illustrations by the distinguished South Carolina artist Stephen Chesley bound in and a signed and lettered hand-colored etching laid in. Signed by Stephen Chesley on the limitation page; For the first time in its 16 year history, the South Carolina Book Festival has produced a limited-edition chapbook to help raise funds to support festival events. The chapbook features "Ashes", the first story in Julia Peterkin's collection "Green Thursday", her first book. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1924 and then published by the University of Georgia Press in 1998. Julia Peterkin (October 31, 1880 - August 10, 1961) is one of South Carolina's most respected authors and the only South Carolinian to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
 23.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Nouvelles Asiatiques

      Paris: G. Cres & Cie, 1924. Excellent. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
 24.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        SVENSKA FÅGLAR EFTER NATUREN OCH PÅ STEN RITADE I-III. Med text af Professor Einar Lönnberg.

      Ivar Baarsen, Stockholm 1924 och Förlaget Svenska Fåglar, Stockholm 1929. Andra upplagan. 12, 295; 9, (1), 296-546; 16, 547-902 s. 39x30 cm. 3 volymer inbundna i förlagets halvfranska band med marmorerat helt snitt och ryggdekor. Något nötta pärmar med lätt blekta och fläckiga ryggar, del II med minde skada vid ryggfoten. Illustrerade med totalt 364 helsides litograferade färgplanscher av svenska fåglar. Även fotoillustrerade i texten

      [Bookseller: Ryös Antikvariat]
 25.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN. Original Autograph Document Display

      Baldwin, James Arthur. (August 2, 1924-November 30, 1987). Baldwin, James Arthur. (August 2, 1924-November 30, 1987). American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist. Framed & glazed document display, n.p, n.d. To an overall size of 16" ¼ x 21". Scalloped burnished bronze & black wood frame, gold filets, double matted in windows. Typed first page [7" ¾ x 10" ¼] from the author's first book: Go Tell It On The Mountain. Neatly signed by Baldwin at the lower right corner. An elegant presentation with a fine sepia digital photo portrait of the author for display. Excellent. Go Tell It on the Mountain is a 1953 semi-autobiographical novel that examines the role of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, both as a source of repression and moral hypocrisy and as a source of inspiration and community. It also, more subtly, examines racism in the United States. The story is characteristic of a bildungsroman. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 26.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The Dream - SIGNED BY WELLS

      The Macmillian Company 1924FIRST EDITION. First Edition, First Impression copy of this work in correct original unclipped dutwrapper. D/w chipped to spine ends and corners with loss to top front corner and small hole to front hinge, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Boards with a couple af light scuffs and corners bumped. Browning to endpapers and one or two pages with corner creases. PROVENANCE: From the collection of the actor Burgess Meredith having been previously owned by his former wife the actress Paulette Goddard and bearing her bookplate which was designed by Charlie Chaplin to whom she had been married. A statement signed by Burgess's son Jonathan confirming the provenance accompanies the book. SIGNED BY WELLS to the bookplate and by GODDARD by way of a cut tipped onto the half title page. A few pages wirh pencil notes of a personal nature that look clearly to be in Paulette Goddard's hand - "I understand dearest, but the sad part is that to me you have come tro mean everything - if you had only come to tell me - only the truth - you could not hurt me, I'm beyond that - loving you so fully as I do." BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: PAULETTE GODDARD (June 3, 1910 - April 23, 1990) was an American film actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl. She became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s, staring for example, with Chaplin in "The Great Dictator." (1940). BURGESS MEREDITH (November 16, 1907 - September 9, 1997), was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called one of the most accomplished actors of the century. He won several Emmys, was the first man to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for Academy Awards. WELLS was a close member of Goddard's social circle and was often photographed posing with them. A unique Wells item signed by him and representing the world of film and glamour of which he was a part. Goddard, Burgess and particulalry Chaplin being major names in the film industry of the time.

      [Bookseller: Michael Piper]
 27.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        Le Trésor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne (4 Tomes). Tome 1 : Editions originales ; Tome 2 : Editions originales ; Tome 3 : Livres Illustrés du XIXe siècle ; Tome 4 : Tables générales. Ouvrages cités, illustrateurs et graveurs

      L. Carteret 1924 4 vol. fort in-8 br., L. Carteret, Paris, Février 1924-1928, 459 ; 501 ; 603 ; 207 pp. Edition originale de cette magnifique bibliographie, aussi belle qu'indispensable. Bon exemplaire sur papier vélin (très bon état). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 28.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Dingo

      Ambroise Vollard 1924 Exemplaire sur Vergé d'Arches numéroté (n°211), avec 55 eaux-fortes de Pierre Bonnard dont 14 hors texte, 1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-chagrin maroquiné bordeaux, dos à 4 nerfs orné, couverture conservée, tête dorée, non rogné, Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1924, 2 ff. blanc, 193 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. (achevé d'imprimer et placement des hors-texte) et 4 ff. blancs Sans les 14 eaux-fortes hors-texte. Bon état (très petite brunissure marginale à un feuillet, bel exemplaire par ailleurs) pour ce charmant exemplaire à petit prix, incomplet des 14 hors-texte mais avec 41 eaux-fortes dans le texte par Pierre Bonnard. Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 29.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Kwartier per dag.

      , Antwerpen : De driehoek,, 1924 1924 ing. originele omslag , rug iets beschadigd, Beperkte en genummerde oplage, . Geïllustreerd door Jozef Peeters, nr 230 / 250 exemplaren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Erik Tonen]
 30.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        OUVERT LA NUIT. + . FERME LA NUIT. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1924/1925 1924 In-8°, 19x24.7 cm., resp. 184 et 238 pp. 1. Edition illustrée de 6 aquarelles hors-texte en couleurs par Raoul Dufy, André Favory, Roger de La Fresnaye, André Lhote, Luc-Albert Moreau et André Dunoyer de Segonzac. 2. Edition illustrée de cinq eaux fortes originales de Jules Pascin et 36 dessens de Jules Pascin. Relié demi-maroquin noir (1.) et rouge (2.) à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers, impression des tailles-douces par les ateliers de la Roseraie Paris. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. 1. Tirage de 320 exemplaires dont 285 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches numérotés de 1 à 285., Exemplaire n° 7. ; 2. Tirage de 350 exemplaires sur Vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre numérotés de 1 à 350. Exemplaire n° 69..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Erik Tonen]
 31.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        L' ENFER.

      , Paris, Art Léon Pichon, 1924.** 1924 Relié de l' époque, demi - veau rouge, dos à nerfs (5) doré, plats de papier marbré, 22,5x28,5cm, (2) couverture originale, 138pp., illustré. Avec lettre de l' éditeur. La comédie de Dante Alighieri de Florence. Nouvellement traduit en rythme francais par Rene Butmann. Edition decorée de gravures sur bois originales d' Hermann Paul. N° 155 de 498 exemplaires numméroté sur vergé à la cuve des Papeteries d' Arches. Mangifique publication imprimée eb deux colonnes, le texte original en rouge, la traduction francais en noir. Editions de luxe, imprimée en caractères gothiques et nombreux bandeaux, en - tetes de chapitres et culs - de lamp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Erik Tonen]
 32.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        When We Were Very Young. 1st edition 2nd issue

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1924.. First Edition, second issue. Blue hardback cloth cover with gilt illustrations on covers. G : in good condition without dust jacket and in clear protective wraps. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. Endpapers browned. Occasional light marking within. Dedicatory inscription to fep. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). x; 100pp. First edition, second issue with roman numeral ix present on contents page.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 33.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        Harvard Excavations at Samaria 1908-1910

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 2 volumes in black cloth - some surface marks to cloth, slight bumping to lower corners and fore edge, binding tight and square. Illustrations and figures in the text in volume 1, 16 plans (many with overlays) and 90 plates of photos in Volume 2. 417pp Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Archaeology; Inventory No: 039081. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 34.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Signed Original Autographed Display

      Easton, Penn., USA: Leacock, 1924 Stephen Butler Leacock [1869 -1944] was an unlikely combination of humorist & political economist. Throughout his life he was able to successfully combine the roles of satirical & academic writer, university professor & public speaker. Original Autograph sentiment over a TLS dated Feb 12th, 1924, Easton , Pennsylvania on club sized stationery [6" 1/4 x 8" ¼]. In black fountain pen: " My best thanks for such / a fine note / Stephen Leacock" freely inscribed over the delightful original typed recipient's missive: "Apparently the penalty for writing such delightful books is to be pestered by the readers of them….". Displayed in matted windows with a handsome sepia photo print image, framed & glazed in an elegant museum quality wood frame to an overall size of 14" x 20". A lovely presentation.. Signed by Author. Autograph Display. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 35.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The Show-Off: A Transcript of Life in Three Acts

      Little Brown Boston: Little Brown. 1924. First. First edition. Preface by Heywood Broun. Fine in a presentable, good plus dustwrapper with some chipping at the top of the rear panel, affecting some text, and a scrape on the front panel, also affecting the text of a blurb. A wildly successful Broadway comedy that made Kelly the most talked-of playwright on Broadway (a few decades later his niece, Grace, would reign first in Hollywood and then in Monaco). It was the basis for three films: a 1926 Malcolm St. Clair version featuring Louise Brooks and Ford Sterling; a 1934 Charles Resiner version re-scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz and featuring Spencer Tracy; and finally a 1946 Harry Beaumont version with Red Skelton and Marilyn Maxwell. Rare in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 36.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Karikaturen vom achten Internationalen Psychoanalytischen Kongress, Salzburg Ostern,1924. (Privatdruck)

      " 44 nicht nummerierte Seiten mit 88 Karikaturen. Eine von nur zwei bibliophilen Ausgaben, nicht für den Buchhandel bestimmt. Originalganzleder. "Dieses 88 ganzseitige Karikaturen enthaltende Buch war nur für die Betroffenen selbst, unter denen sich die bekanntesten Psychoanalytiker des In-und Auslandes befinden, bestimmt und für ihren nächsten Schüler-und Bekanntenkreis" (Aus einem Verlagsprospekt für die Mitglieder der "Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen"", Weimar und der "Wiener Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft"). Besondere Ausgabe, Originalwildleder, Titelprägung in Gold. Etwas abgenutztes Exemplar, doch von höchster Rarität. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
 37.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Versuch einer Entwicklungsgeschichte der Libido auf Grund der Psychoanalyse seelischer Störungen. Neue Arbeiten zur ärtzlichen Psychoanalyse

      Gr.8°. 96 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Originalhalbleinen mit Rückentitel (= Neue Arbeiten zur ärztlichen Psychoanalyse, herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Sigm. Freud, Heft II). Erstausgabe. Grinstein 138. Vorsatzblatt mit handschriftlicher Widmung "Herrn Collegen Dr. F. Boehm zur Erinnerung an fünfjährige gemeinsame Tätigkeit der Verf. 19. 1. 24.". Widmungsexemplare von Karl Abraham sind selten. Der erste Teil: "Die manisch-depressiven Zustände und die prägenitalen Organisationsstufen der Libido", der zweite Teil mit dem Text: "Anfänge und Entwicklung der Objektliebe". Das Druckpapier zeitbedingt stärker gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
 38.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Maschinenschriftlicher Brief an seinen Neffen Edward Bernays vom 8. X. (19)24. auf seinem bedruckten Briefpapier mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift "Sigm" 1 Blatt, 22,5 x 14,8 cm

      Prof. Dr. FreudWien IX, Berggasse 198.X.24. Lieber Edward,Ich habe gestern die Bestätigung über die 444 Dollars Royalties von London bekommen. Ich bemerke dabei, dass Du versäumt hast, den Betrag Deiner Auslagen für Deine Sendung Washington Coffee abzuziehen. Diese Summe, deren Höhe ich nicht mehr weiss, und ein Rest von 10 Dollars aus der ersten Sendung für die Familie stellen jetzt meine Schuld an dich dar, über die ich Dich zu verfügen bitte.Meine Bestätigung des Checks von 600 Dollars Subventionen wirst Du längst erhalten haben. Mein Befinden ist andauernd gut, ich habe mit diesem Monat meine Arbeit in beschränktem Masse aufgenommen. Grüsse Deine Mutter und Deine Frau von Mir. HerzlichDein OnkelSigm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
 39.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Das Trauma der Geburt und seine Bedeutung für die Psychoanalyse. Internationale Psychoanalytische Bibliothek

      Gr. 8°. Titel, 3 Bl., 207 S., Originalhalbleinen Erstausgabe des psychoanalytischen Hauptwerks. Grinstein 26508. - Mühlleitner, Biographisches Lexikon S. 250. Mit der gedruckten Widmung an Sigm. Freud. Mit dieser Schrift verlor Rank seine Rolle als zweitwichtigste Person der psychoanalytischen Bewegung. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar, wie immer gering gebräunt. Der typographisch gestaltete Schutzumschlag fehlte bei allen uns bisher bekannt gewordenen Exemplaren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
 40.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Where Traditions Linger, Being Rambles Through Remote England(extra-illustrated)

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB ]
 41.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        THE GLORIOUS MYSTERY ... Edited by Vincent Starrett

      Chicago: Covici McGee Co. Chicago: Covici-McGee Co.,. 1924. original decorated blue cloth, front cover stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained black, other edges untrimmed.. Picture of Machen pasted to front free endpaper. A fine copy in fine. dust jacket. (#135601). First edition. Mixed collection of fiction and nonfiction, including several stories published here for the first time. Edited with foreword by Vincent Starrett, whose efforts did much to promote Machen's work in America. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1078. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-155. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Goldstone & Sweetser 28a.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 42.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Important Autograph Letter Signed, in Dutch, 3 pp on lined 8vo stationery, October 27, 1924

      He writes to Mr. Schellens. "Life is so busy now with all kinds of things to bother, advice and visitors, one wished to live on an uninhabited island with a lovely climate....making art for the glory of God alone...With my painful leg I'm teased all the days by people with their troubles...God wants it and my works get more and more deepened, and I am very busy just for Him...All those reproductions and photos are nothing compared to the original drawing. Such a work cannot be reproduced properly, unless such a reproduction was made in Berlin before the war...The Dutch reproductions these days are rubbish. This summer (August) I have made 3 nice drawings...Willem Dreesman from Amsterdam has...many of my works...my great 'Pilgrim,' and he bought the other day at Kleykamp that large [one] with green grapes...I have just drawn a 'spicy' Christ in colors...and now Dreesman gets it. Everybody loves it. I have had it photographed, but such a cold photo is nothing compared to the drawing in colors...You should see it before it goes on tour...I would like to draw your children...You ask me how much time it takes. I have to have the child pose for me at least 4 or 5 times...each sitting lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours...." He signs, "Jan Toorop."

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
 43.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Memoires. Ecrits par lui-même. Edition nouvelle publiée sous la direction de Raoul Vèze, d'après le texte de l'édition princeps Leipzig - bruxelles - Paris (1826 - 1838). Variantes et commentaires historiques et critiques.

      Grand-8°. Chaque volume accompagné par plusieurs planches d'illustrations. Demi parchemin, pièce de titre rouge, tranche de tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. (Reliure Schumacher Berne). 12 volumes. Première éditon critique des célèbres memoires. Exemplaire sur alfa vergé (après 280 exemplaires nummérotés). L'édition est basée sur la traduction établie par Jean Larorgue pour la première édition française de 1826. Les mémoires fut publié 1822 en alemand par F.A.. Brockhaus d'après le texte originale de Casanova. Le manuscrit originale resté caché par Brockhaus fut publié avec les édition Plon et Brockhaus qu'en 1960. Notre édition dit "La Sirène" reste apprécié par les casanoviste pour la qualité des commentaires et de son iconographie. - Exemplaire en parfait état bien et soigneusement reliée, avec soin.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
 44.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Ein Hungerkünstler. Vier Geschichten.

      85 S., 1 S., 1 Bl. Originalleinwand mit Rücken- und Deckelschild. "Die Romane des XX. Jahrhunderts." - Raabe 146.7. - Wilpert-G. 7. - Erste Ausgabe. - Rücken verblasst.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
 45.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Ein Versuchshaus des Baushauses in Weimar.

      18,5x23,5 cm. 78 S., 1 Bl. Mit s/w. Illustrationen und einer Farbabbildung im Text. Originalleinwand. "Bauhausbücherei, Band 3". - Erste Ausgabe. - Mit Texten von Walter Gropius, Georg Muche und Adolf Meyer. Typografie von Adolf Meyer. - Das Versuchs-Wohnhaus wurde zur ersten öffentlichen Bauhausausstellung (Sommer 1923) in Weimar am Horn erbaut von Georg Muche und der Architekturabteilung des Bauhauses. Bauleitung: Adolf Meyer / Walter March. - Vorsatz und Titel mit Bibliotheksstempel. Titel mit Spuren eines entfernten Bibliotheksklebers. Einbanddeckel und -rücken leicht fleckig. Farbverlust am vertikalen Rotstrich auf dem Vorderdeckel. - Trotz der kleinen Mängel ein gutes Exemplar in der wesentlich selteneren Leinenausgabe.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
 46.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        Magisterium naturae, et artis. Opus physico-mathematicum... in quo occultiora naturalis philosophiae principia manifestantur, et multiplici tum experimentorum, tum demonstrationum serie comprobantur... [with:] Prodromo overo saggio di alcune inventioni nuove premesso all'arte maestra.Brescia & Parma; Brescia: G.M. Raccardi; H. Rosati; G.M. Raccardi, 1684-1686-1692; 1670. All first editions.

      An exceptionally fine and complete set of the <i>Magisterium</i> offered here together with Lana's <i>Prodromo</i> - both works fine copies from the distinguished Riccati library. The <i>Magisterium</i> is hardly ever found complete or without defects as here; Macclesfield copy was lacking several quires; Honeyman copy with large hole in one leaf, tears to several quires, worn and repaired; Goldschmidt catalogue from 1924 (lacking a plate).<br/><br/> The three folio volumes of the <i>Magisterium</i> constitute a massive and important encyclopedia of natural philosophy by one of the leading Jesuit scientists of the seventeenth century. Lana Terzi's celebrated <i>Prodromo</i>, in which his design for an air-ship is published, was intended as a 'portico' to this work, which was originally planned to contain nine volumes. A myriad of subjects experiments, and machines are described, including the pendulum, perpetual motion, problems of motion and percussion, hydraulics, elasticity, alchemical and chemical experiments, distillation, the vacuum, sound and acoustics, electricity and magnetism, meteorology - indeed as stated in the Libri sale catalogue, 'it would require an explanatory volume to give an idea of this work'. <br/><br/> The <i>Prodromo</i> is an important work in the history of aeronautics. In it Lana Terzi presented several technological innovations, of which the best known is his proposal for a 'flying boat:' to be airborne by four spheres of thin copper from which air had been exhausted. Although the vehicle was never tested, and would have proved unworkable, since the copper would not have been able to withstand the atmospheric pressure, Lana Terzi's reasoning was correct. In surmising that a vessel containing a semi-vacuum would weigh less than the surrounding air and would consequently become buoyant, Lana Terzi formulated the earliest concept of flight based on aerostatic principles. "While Lana apparently originated the method of reducing air density in a vessel by heating it, the implications of this phenomenon in relation to flight were not fully understood until the advent of the Montgolfier brothers a century later" (Norman).. Magisterium: 3 vols, folio (348 x 238 mm), pp [xvi] 526 with 24 folding engraved plates; [xxxiv] 512 [18:index] [2:blank] with 20 folding engraved plates; [viii] 571 [1:blank] 24 [:index] with 13 folding engraved plates; Prodromo: Folio (335 x 215 mm), pp [viii] 252 with 20 bistre-toned engraved plates. Both works uniformly bound in the fine half calf bindings which most volumes from the Riccati library were preserved in. A very fine and fully complete set

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
 47.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.