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        A Child's Rosary Book

      Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press. VG. 1924. First Edition. Softcover. Grey printed wraps, a little wear to spine ends and corners of covers, title page printed in red and black, internally clean and bright, fifteen wood engraved illustrations by David Jones, two of which are reproduced on the upper cover. , David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, wood engraver and one of the most important of the British modernist poets and his poem, 'The Anathemata', was considered by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English in the 20th century. During the First World War Jones served in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and after demobilization, won a government scholarship to study art at the Westminster School of Art. Like a number of other artists and writers who had seen active service during the war, Jones was increasingly drawn to Roman Catholicism, to which he converted in 1921. It was probably Father John O'Connor (in fact the model for G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown character), who suggested that he contact the Catholic artist Eric Gill, and so Jones joined Gill's Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, where he learned wood and copper engraving. Here Jones began illustrating books, initially for the St. Dominic's Press and later for the Golden Cockerel Press, for which he engraved the Cockerel itself in 1925. Despite a growing reputation as an illustrator Jones became increasingly dissaffected with the medium and for the rest of his career as an artist he concentrated on painting, his style moving from traditional watercolour to a unique mixture of pencil and watercolour, in which he produced dense works full of symbolism. , 8" by 5.5", [9] 2-37 [7] pp .

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        The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself

      London, Humphrey Milford, 1924., 1924. Large 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titles in gilt to spine with colour illustrations to front board and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, illustrated endpapers depicting the sea. Gift inscription in ink to top of half-title page. Presented in publisher's dark beige, illustrated slip-case. Contains 24 beautiful colour plates by Noel Pocock, mounted on light grey card, all with captions. Minimal bumping to spine, very light intermittent foxing not affecting any of the colour plates or grey card, very clean pages. Some scuffing to slip-case edges with a little smudging, crease down spine area of case. A very handsome copy.

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        [The Pooh books:] When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1924–28. With Decorations by E. H. Shepard. 4 volumes, octavo. Original cloth backed boards, printed paper labels to upper boards. With the dust jackets. In a blue morocco solander case by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, partial tanning to endpapers, some light spotting to the boards of House at Pooh Corner. An excellent set in the rubbed and nicked jackets with toned spine panels and some nicks and spots. First editions, first impressions. Complete set of limited editions on handmade paper, each numbered and signed by the author and illustrator, from the same settings of type as the trade editions. The limitation numbers vary: When We Were Very Young is one of 100 copies; Now We Are Six, 200 copies; and Winnie-the-Pooh and House at Pooh Corner, 350 copies. Therefore this is one of only 100 possible complete sets. The House at Pooh Corner is additionally signed by Christopher Milne.

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        WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG

      Methuen & Co.Ltd.London.,1924. FIRST EDITION.8vo.Beautifully illustrated throughout with Shepard's wonderful line drawings.A very good,clean copy in publishers original dark blue cloth binding with gilt stamped illustration showing Bo Peep,the Butter loving King and Christopher Robin on front board,within a gilt ruled border.Rear board with gilt illustration of Christopher Robin pering through curtains.Top edge gilt.Minor rubbing to the extremities but generally very good indeed.Some light offsetting to blank free endpapers and previous owners name,and date Christmas 1924,written neatly on front free endpaper but still overall a better than very good,clean copy.:

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        [The Pooh books:] When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner

      London, Methuen & Co.,, 1924–8. 4 volumes, octavo. Bound in recent full morocco, in their respective published colours, with gilt titles, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered protective slipcase. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Fine. First editions, first impressions, of all four Pooh books.

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        FOURTEEN SONGS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG

      London: Methuen & Co. [1924], 1924 Milne, A. A. FOURTEEN SONGS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. London: Methuen & Co, [1924]. First Edition. From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. First Edition in Four Parts, of Milne's wonderful children's verses from When We Were Very Young, this first of the Christopher Robin books, set to music by H. Fraser-Simson. Sm 4to., 34pp. A fine copy bound in modern gilt-titled red cloth, hand-made custom blue endpapers; contents near fine, without blemish. A splendid example.. 1st Edition.

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        WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG

      1924. 3. MILNE,A.A. WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. NY: Dutton (1924). 8vo, cloth backed color pictorial boards, near Fine in pictorial dust wrapper, (dw with wear, chipping, repairs, dw Fair-Good). LIMITED TO ONLY 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES SIGNED BY MILNE (400 of this edition were not signed). Illustrated by E.H. SHEPARD with color cover, pictorial endpapers (neither of which appear in the U.K. edition) and black & whites throughout the text. Extremely scarce and a lovely copy.

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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen, 1924.. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Second issue of first edition (page ix is numbered). Blank endpapers. In dark blue cloth with sharp corners.The gilt lining and decoration on the upper and lower boards is bright, that on the spine slightly dulled. Top edge gilt. Solid, square binding with no gapping. No creases. Both free endpapers browned, otherwise clean and bright with no foxing. No inscriptions. x + 100pp.

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        Plainte contre inconnu

      Paris: nrf, 1924. relié. 17x22cm. Edition originale, un des 108 ex sur vergé Lafuma numérotés et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons typographiques dorés, couvertures et dos conservés. Bel exemplaire. - nrf, Paris _1924, 17x22cm, relié. - relié

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        Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate. [ In Cold Blood, Breakfast At Tiffiny's. A Christmas Memory]

      New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924 First Edition. Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate - issued in the parish of New Orleans & registered the 3rd day of October, 1924 & showing the birth of Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30th, 1924. A unique document. A bit tattered but still quite bright & clean. In 1928, when Truman was 4, the Certificate was given by Capote's mother, Lillie Mae Faulk Persons [soon to be Capote] to her sister, Lucille Faulk Ingram for safekeeping. Lillie Mae was off to New York to make a new life leaving Truman to the care & nurturing of his Monroeville relatives. Outside of the cousins Truman lived with as a child, Lucille Faulk Ingram & her daughter, Cecilia, were his closest kin. As a fledgling writer looking for solitude, it was in the comfort of Lucille Ingram's home that Truman began to write his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        Ein Hungerkunstler Vier Geschichten

      Berlin: Die Schmiede, 1924 First German language edition of A Hunger Artist. Original dark green cloth boards have moderate wear. Printed cover, designed by Georg Salter, is somewhat faded but spine label is intact with no chipping or soiling, with little fading. Striated paper-covered boards suggests wood-veneer covered with thick brush strokes by an amateur furniture-maker. No Dust Jacket. Cover protected by mylar sleeve. Binding is tight. Text block and interior pages are clean and unmarked.*** This was the last work Kafka saw to press in his lifetime and published in the year of his death. He worked on correcting proofs of the book as he was dying. About 3,000 copies printed, though the files of Die Schmiede which published mainly Jews and Zionists was eradicated by the Nazis, unusual for them as German methodicalness – "Vorsprung durch Technik". (For example, retaining the Altneu Synagogue of Prague, as well as so many religious and cultural relics in the adjoining museum, was based on the idea of exhibiting the relics of an extinct race.) As of April 1925, 551 copies of this title had been sold.*** Dietz 66; W / G 7; Raabe 7. A beautiful collector's edition.

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        Nouvelles Asiatiques

      Paris: G. Cre`s & Cie, 1924. Excellent. Octavo. Illustrated by Maurice de Becque bound in full green morocco tooled in brown decorative pattern with black and gilt ribbons, gilt-lettered spine with tooling and raised bands, inner gilt and tooled dentelles, silk brocade doublures, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, by Esther Founes, original wrappers bound in, in custom marbled box with felt lining Oneof 20 copies (of 570 total) on Japan imperial .

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        The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross: Being Records of the House of the Holy Spirit in its Inward and Outward History

      London: William Rider. VG+/VG. 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt titles and decoration to spine and gilt cross with rose decoration on upper board, faint wear to spine ends and corners, teg others untrimmed, endpapers lightly toned else internally clean and bright, illus with 16 half-tone plates. Unclipped jacket slightly darkened on spine strip with a little edgewear around head of spine strip, repaired tear and a little chipping at foot of spine strip. Overall a superior copy of what Gilbert described as "the only significant historical work in English on the Rosicrucian movement of the 17th century and its successors." [Gilbert A37(a)]. , Waite, Arthur Edward (1857–1942) was an English mystic and historian of occultism who, after the death of his father, was raised by his devout Roman Catholic mother. However after the death of his sister in 1874 Waite was drawn to spiritualism and from there to theosophy, alchemy and the occult. While he was actively involved in the occult revival of the late 19th century, being a member of the Golden Dawn and a founder of the Alchemical Society, Waite was never truly an occultist and saw himself more as a mystic seeking what he termed the "secret tradition', the knowledge by which man can achieve union with the divine. Waite is perhaps best known now for his translations of the work of Eliphas Levi and for the tarot cards designed under his supervision, which remain the best selling tarot cards of all time. However it is the four books he wrote on the secret tradition, starting with this work in 1924, which best represent Waite's work thought and on which his reputation should rest. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xxiv + 649 [3] pp .

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        THE WESTERN RESERVE AND ITS MEDICAL TRADITIONS: An Address Delivered at the Dedication of the New Medical Building …. By Harvey Cushing, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

      Cleveland: Privately printed, 1924, 1924 Cushing, Harvey, M.D. THE WESTERN RESERVE AND ITS MEDICAL TRADITIONS: An Address Delivered at the Dedication of the New Medical Building. By Harvey Cushing, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Cleveland, Ohio: Privately printed, 1924. Inscribed Family Presentation Copy. First Edition. Fine leather binding with the original paper wraps bound in. Signed by Cushing on the front cover with a brief inscription for his nephew: "Edward H. Cushing / from / H.C." Cushing family bookplate on the front pastedown with the ownership signature of E. H. Cushing. The bookplate, designed by Harvey Cushing himself, incorporates his family crest and motto, along with the initials of the long line of doctors from the Cushing family and the years they graduated medical school. Cushing signed with his initials "HC" when the recipient was family or close friend. For those inscriptions to folks he did not know well, he signed in full. Handsomely bound in half-leather over burgundy cloth. Gilt spine title and ruling. Original printed gray paper covers bound in. 8vo., 33pp followed by (50) blank leaves evidently added by the binder to enhance the appearance of the volume for the Cushing family. Small binder’s ticket on rear pastedown (W.A. De Podesta / Art Book Binder / Cleveland.) Map illustration facing the first page of text. A very good or better copy with sound, tight binding. Some light rubbing and wear to the extremities and along the outer joints. Modest age-toning to the endpapers and some darkening of the fore-edge areas adjacent to the leather corners. Text pages clean and unmarked. No creasing, tears or other flaws to the paper covers. A superb Cushing item (1869-1939), noted American neurosurgeon, an innovator of brain surgery, and the first to describe Cushing’s syndrome. Often called the father of modern neurosurgery, Cushing was a professor at Harvard starting in 1911, later served in a medical capacity with allied forces in World War I, and was with the Yale University School of Medicine from 1933 until his retirement in 1937. His literary credits include a 1926 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of another medical pioneer, Sir William Osler. Cushing Bibliography no. 224. "The essay shows evidence of much patient research, but as with the 'Osler' it was obviously a labor of love, since there was nothing that stirred him [Cushing] more than the stories of his pioneering forebears on both sides of the family who, discontented with their lot in New England journeyed to the Western Reserve where they set up their own vigorous way of life, their schools, and their traditions in medicine" - Fulton, Harvey Cushing, pp. 511. A very nice example of this very desirable Cushing publication uncommon in any condition, and unique as a family association. Custom slipcase in fine condition. [30754] $3250. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        COMPLETE SET OF WINNIE THE POOH FIRST EDITIONS. Four 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. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). Four volumes. Illustrated throughout all four volumes with wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. A clean and bright set, finely bound in recent full morocco leather bindings, each volume bound in a different colour to match the original publishers cloth bindings-Blue, Green, Burgundy, Pink. Spines with raised five bands. Compartments lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on each board. Top edges gilt. Original decorative endpapers, by Shepard, are bound into the last three volumes (The first volume was issued with plain white endpapers). The four volumes housed in a felt lined, black cloth slip case. A fine and attractive set of first editions of these classic books.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG [with:] WINNIE-THE- POOH [with:] NOW WE ARE SIX [with]: THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1924 - 1928].. Four volumes. Gilt decorated cloth, t.e.g. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First trade editions of the constituent volumes of Milne's durable chronicle of the adventures of Christopher Robin, with the circle widening to include Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, et al. The first volume is the second state, with page 'ix' numbered. It bears a small ink 1924 gift inscription in the upper corner of the free endsheet, has a bit of the usual offsetting to the endsheet gutters, and bears the tiny bookplate of Mary Elisabeth Hudson on the pastedown. It is otherwise very good and bright, in lightly worn and tanned dust jacket, with a few small nicks and faint spots. The second volume is fine and bright, in near fine dust jacket with a couple finger smudges on the front panel, a trace of tanning and a few faint spots to the spine panel, and a short, closed tear at the top edge of the front panel. The third volume is fine and bright in very good dust jacket with trace of tanning to spine and edges, and a few faint spots to the spine. The final volume is fine and bright, in near fine dust jacket with a few faint spots on the spine panel. Withal, while not a perfect set, this a very, very respectable one.

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        When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We are Six; The House at Pooh Corner

      London, Methuen & Co.,, 1924 - 28.. Octavo. Original cloth, rules and illustrations to front and back boards gilt, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jackets. Each volume protected in a cloth jacket and collectively housed in a matching slipcase. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. When We Were Very Young, spine bumped and a little rubbed, owner's name to front free endpaper, dust jacket age toned and lightly marked, lightly chipped to head of spine with some loss to the word 'When'. Winnie-the-Pooh, spine bumped, dust jacket lightly nicked to edges, dust marked. Now We Are Six and The House at Pooh Corner, bright copies in lightly dusted dust jackets, with loose flyers advertising the original illustrations for sale. First edition, first impressions.

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        Complete 4 volume set of Milne's Pooh series: When We Were Very Young; Now We Are Six; Winnie the Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co.. 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First editions, first printings. In original cloth boards with gilt stamped rule and decoration. "When We Were Very Young" is a second state with the contents page numbered 'ix'. All volumes are in VG+ condition with incidental rubbing to the spine ends, light bumping to a few of the spine heads. In a very good, original dust jackets with minor shelfwear soil, sunning to the spines and slight shipping to the spine ends. Slight offsetting to endpapers from dust jackets. Contents are otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. Overall a very handsome set, in original bindings and jackets.

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        When We Were Very Young; Winnie-The-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1924. Four volumes - 'When We Were Very Young', published 1924, x, [2], 100pp; 'Winnie-The-Pooh', published 1926, xi, [5], 158pp, [2]; 'Now We Are Six', published 1927, x, [2], 104pp and 'The House At Pooh Corner', published 1928, xi, [1], 178pp, [2]. Rebound in full morocco, smooth backs with title label and date label to foot of spine, spines gilt, covers bordered with gilt single fillet, upper covers with gilt vignette replicated from the original cloth, a.e.g. Externally fine, internally very good indeed. When We Were Very Young is a second impression with page ix so numbered. With the authors signature tipped in to the front pastedown of When We Were Very Young. An attractive set of the Winnie-The-Pooh books, bound by Temple Bookbinders, matching the cloth colours and the gilt vignettes, now housed in a velvet lined cloth slipcase. With Authors Signature Tipped in. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Shepard, Ernest H.. 12mo.

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

      Paris Gallimard 1924/1925. 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..

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        The Book of the Queen's Doll House

      London: Methuen , (1924). Two quarto volumes. xiv, 249; xiv, 384pp. From an edition of 1,500 copies, this a donor’s copy in a deluxe binding, presented to the architect Miss Clare C. Nauheim. Her name is inscribed on the limitation page and is also included in the list of donors at the end of the first volume. It is clear that Miss Nauheim had an intimate knowledge of the doll house and its contents: she made annotations in pencil on several pages of the inventory appendix, correcting or adding to the items listed for certain rooms. For example, the “eight Egyptian amulets” originally in a hallway vitrine were changed to three, and a towel horse was omitted from the princess royal’s room. Each volume is profusely illustrated in color and black & white. The first volume describes Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle, its architecture, furniture, and paintings, with a chapter on the garden by Gertrude Jekyll. The second volume deals exclusively with the library of the Dolls’ House, containing a complete listing of the books, facsimile pages of handwritten books for the library, and reproductions of many of the seven hundred watercolors painted for the Queen. A bibliographic treasure. A fine set in vellum-backed blue cloth boards, gilt-stamped with the Queen’s monogram on the front covers.

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        ESSAYS (Signed and Limited)

      New York: Macmillan, 1924. First Edition Thus, limited to 250 of which this is number 242. Hard Cover. Signed by Yeats on the limitation page. Octavo. Bound in taupe paper-covered boards with a quarter cloth spine. Printed labels on spine and front board -- the spine label has darkened a bit but neither has any chipping. Quite a nice copy. Unopened. Very Good+ binding.

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        Essays

      Macmillan and Co. London: Macmillan and Co.. 1924. First. First edition. Light and contemporary owner name in pencil, else fine in very good dustwrapper with slight tanning to the spine, and some tiny nicks at the spine ends. Very scarce in jacket. .

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        ESSAYS

      Macmillan New and Reviused edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Copy #2. Signed by Yeats on the limitation page. Paper-covered baods with quarter-cloth spine and printed labels on front board and spine. Minimal shelfwear at spine ends, one corner with small paper tear and beginning fray, faint foxing on the topedge (not immediately apparent) and spine lables and faint offsetting on the pastedowns. Very Good+ condition. Published in October, 1924. One of an unspecified number of this edition signed by Yeats. Signed by Author. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Portrait of Lillian Gish In Romola

      Hollywood: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1924. Superb original portrait of Lillian Gish taken by the well known photographer Charles Albin. He and Gish had a friendship and a long working partnership, and he went with her to Italy for the filming of Romola and took a series of photographs there. This being one of his portraits of Gish that was used for publicity. Albin had a short but very intereresting life including near death and accusations of murder. His name is printed in the still. The film also featured Dorothy Gish, Ronald Colman and William Powell with direction by Henry King. Caption attached to the verso, and 2 old tape mends to two corners on the verso. Fine. . Original Photograph. Paper. Gish, Actresses, Stills, Portraits, Photographs, Silent Film,. Catalogs: Photographs & Stills, Silent Film and Early Cinema.

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        Original Portrait of Lillian and Dorothy Gish

      Hollywood: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1924. A beautiful rare original 8" x 10" publicity portrait of Lillian & Dorthy Gish used for publicity for their 1924 film Romola which was directed by Henry King. Although used as publicity for the film the portrait was taken much earlier of the two sisters who are dressed in beautiful gowns that does not fit the period of "Romola." The caption that is attached on the back reads in part 'Those famous Gish sisters, Lillian and Dorothy, play together again in Romola their latest picture. I have not seen this portrait reproduced in any book on the Gishes. A fragile but fine photograph. . Original Still. Paper. Gish, Silent Films, Actresses, Sisters, Stills,. Catalogs: Photographs & Stills, Silent Film and Early Cinema.

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        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.

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        Ein Hungerkünstler. Vier Geschichten.

      Berlin, Die Schmiede, 1924. Uncut in the original publisher's full green cloth, with the printed paper-title-label to spine and front board. Spine faded, and inner front hinge a little bitweak, otherwise a very fine and clean copy.. First edition of the last of Kafka's publications to be prepared by himself; published posthumously, however. It is a collection of four short stories including the title-story "Ein Hungerkünstler" (i.e. "A Fasting Artist" or "A Starvation Artist). The three other stories being "Erstes Leid", "Eine kleine Frau" and "Josefine, die Sängerin, oder das Volk der Mäuse", all four exhibiting the concision and lucidity characteristic of Kafka's later period. Among his papers, a document was found, which was written in October 1922 and called "my last will concerning all I have written", in which he states: "Of all my writings the only books that count are these: "The Judgement", "The Stoker", "Metamorphosis", "In the Penal Colony", "A Country Doctor" and the short story "A Fasting Artist". ( Murray, "Kafka", p. 348).The title story "Ein Hungerkünstler" originally appeared in 1922, in "Die Neue Rundschau". It is the tale of a trapeze artist who, as the only way of keeping his art at the pitch of perfection, remains up on the trapeze permanently day and night. Even when the circus is travelling from one location to another, the trapeze hangs upside down from the luggage rack. "Ein Hungerkünstler" if often interpreted as a dramatized expression of Kafka's ill health and his fear of physical and mental collapse."This is a typical Kafka short story: beautifully exact and told with the briskly straightforward pace of a realistic narrative, except that it is an utterly fantastic invention. It has that boldly dramatic, expressionist manner - as when the artist burst into tears and the manager 'stroked him and laid his cheek against him, so that he too was bathed in the trapeze artist's tears' - which is the hallmark of Kafka's fictional style. And it has the feel and suggestiveness of a parable, its rigorous and self-sustaining objectivity inescapably suggesting a symbolic purpose. In this case it persuades that it is about artistic maturity, the inability of the artist to find peace in the exclusive exercise of his art, in his solipsistic obsession." (Murray, p. 333)

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        THE NATURE OF A CRIME

      1924. hardcover. <center><b>signed by Ford Madox Ford</b></center> Conrad, Joseph and Ford, Ford Madox (F. M. Hueffer). THE NATURE OF A CRIME. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Original black and gold paper-covered boards with black cloth spine and printed labels, with dust jacket. <p>First American Edition of this last "collaboration" between Conrad and Hueffer (following THE INHERITORS and ROMANCE). It was actually written in 1906, at a time when their relationship was disintegrating, and it was virtually all Hueffer&#39;s work -- it is really nothing more than a "thinly disguised autobiographical memoir by Ford, to which he evidently wanted Conrad to contribute." Conrad&#39;s Preface is dated June 1924. In July, on his deathbed,...</p> <p><?ms_indent>Conrad was... fighting to keep <u>The Nature of a Crime</u>, his final collaborative effort with Ford [who had changed his name from Ford Hermann Hueffer to Ford Madox Hueffer and recently to Ford Madox Ford, in order to de emphasize his Germanic background], out of his life. With the boom in Conrad, and no new fiction appearing, his every word had become profitable, even words that were Ford&#39;s and not his. He refused to sign any copies of <u>The Nature</u> &#91;as it turned out, it wasn&#39;t published until seven weeks after his death anyway], which he called "that idiotic publication" [its magazine appearance], and he refused to allow it to appear in <u>The Best Stories of 1924</u>. He was outraged that people were speaking of it as a fresh collaboration, rumors that could have started only with the irrepressible Ford. [Karl]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This copy is <u><b>signed by Ford Madox Ford</u></b> on the page opposite the title page (offsetting slightly onto it). We have seen only one other copy of this title inscribed by Ford, but because it was the London edition and that edition was co-authored by "Ford Madox Hueffer," he signed it accordingly; here he remembered to sign his name as it appears on the American edition. There are of course no copies signed by Conrad, and copies signed by Hueffer/Ford are few and far between.</p> <p>This is a very good-plus copy (spine label darkened, minor wear to the edges of the paper-covered boards); the jacket, rather uncommon, is likewise very good-plus (several small edge chips, very light soil). Smith pp 94-95.</p> SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES (Sumner & Stillman Code:10038)

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        Theatre Serge De Diaghilev Les Facheux Georges Braque * Jean Cocteau * Louis Laloy * Georges Auric

      Paris: Editions Des Quatre Chemins, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Rebound in green cloth, corners and backstrip extremities rubbed, black leather spine label lettered in gilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Approx. 22 pages in text. 28 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 193 of 385 on Arches from a total edition of 500. Two volumes in one. Volume I: 23 color lithographs with tissue guards of set and costume designs by Georges Braque, one black and white plate reproducing portrait of Georges Auric by Cocteau, and facsimile of page of music by Auric. Volume II: photograph of Braque by Man Ray, plus photographic plates by George Detaille of costumed Diaghilev dancers. Les Facheux, a ballet conceived by Boris Kochno after Moliere, choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska to music by Auric, and first performed by the Diaghilev ballet at Monte Carlo in 1924. Text in French, original wrappers designed by Braque bound-in.

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        Kodak

      Paris: Stock, 1924. Broché. 14,5x19,5cm. Edition originale, un des 1050 ex numérotés sur alfa. Ouvrage illustré d&#39;un portrait de l&#39;auteur par Francis Picabia, couverture illustrée par Franz Masereel. Dos très légèrement passé, sinon agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur. - Stock, Paris _1924, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - broché

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        L&#39; ENFER

      Paris, Art Léon Pichon, 1924.** . Paul, Hermann. Relié de l&#39; 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&#39; éditeur. La comédie de Dante Alighieri de Florence. Nouvellement traduit en rythme francais par Rene Butmann. Edition decorée de gravures sur bois originales d&#39; Hermann Paul. N° 155 de 498 exemplaires numméroté sur vergé à la cuve des Papeteries d&#39; 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.

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        Grampa in Oz

      Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1924. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. John R. Neill. Conforms to all requirements for first edition first state in Hanff, Greene et al. 12 full colour plates with many wood-cuts within the text. Black and white illustrated end papers. Light brick red cloth binding with coloured pictorial label to upper board. Black lettering and vignette to backstrip. 271pp. Corners rubbed, top/tail of backstrip bumped. Front hinge cracked. Some looseness between two quires about 2/3 way through. Contents and boards clean, bright and intact. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Mitina ljubov&#39; [Mitya&#39;s Love] [Signed]

      Moscow, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first Russian edition, first printing, of Ivan Bunin&#39;s third novel, contemporarily rebound in 3/4 leather, including the original wrappers, with the boards and bulked page edges marbled, SIGNED BY IVAN BUNIN on the title page. A prominent and highly-respected author, Bunin won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Literature for "the strict artistry with which he has carried on the classical Russian traditions in prose writing", making him the first Russian writer ever to win the Prize. Bunin also won Russia&#39;s Pushkin Prize multiple times, and counted other great writers, such as Vladimir Nabokov, among his admirers. With respect to Mitya&#39;s Love, Georg Brandes, the Danish author and historian, stated: "I&#39;ve read Mitya&#146;s Love...and got very excited. I am amazed by the way how subtly the depths of love are being examined and can but express my delight". Foreshadowing the Nobel Committee&#39;s evaluation of Bunin&#39;s work, Henri de Régnier, one of France&#39;s most important Poets of the era, praised Mitya&#39;s Love as being equal to Russia&#39;s best classical literature, stating: "Bunin&#39;s fine book is the work of one of the Russian masters of an old novel - the kind that prospered in those times when Russia was the homeland of Tolstoy and Turgenev... Bunin, for all his peculiarities, belongs to this family of high quality masters". This rare copy of the novella is in Very Good + condition, with moderate wear to the binding and with a small library stamp and number to the title page&#39;s verso, an additional small partial library stamp to the outer margin of several pages -- just barely touching the edge of the text of one page, and again to the verso of the final page -- not invading the text --- the book shows no other indications of its prior library status and is internally pleasing with only modest toning to the pages. A book number is stamped in blind on the spine tail. As the spine number does not match the library number inside the book, and as there are no library stamps to the pastedowns, we believe the hardcover biding to be later, and perhaps privately done. This copy belonged to Actor Jack Palance and has the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property on the front pastedown. A Very Good + copy of an extraordinarily scarce book, SIGNED BY IVAN BUNIN. A RARE EARLY SIGNED BUNIN.

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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte: Thornton Edition. Edited by Temple Scott

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924.. Octavo, twelve volumes. Original publisher&#39;s red cloth with gilt-decorated spines; topstain gilt. The Thornton Edition comprising the Life of Charlotte Bronte, Villette (2 volumes), Jane Eyre (2 volumes), Shirley (2 volumes), Wild Fell Hall (2 volumes), Wuthering Heights, The Professor, and Agnes Grey. In very good condition.

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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Professor, Agnes Grey, And Mrs. Gaskell&#39;s Life of Charlotte Bronte [Twelve Volumes of Twelve]

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924. Thornton Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good: A very tidy copies, in tidy dust jackets. All notable faults: Books have some foxing on the endpapers page ends. Dust jackets have some minor chipping at the head and foot of the spine on some volumes, a few short closed tears, light foxing, minor surface dirt and very light sunning on the spines. 15680. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Thornton Edition.

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        The Works of H.G. Wells. Contains all his famous titles, including: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, Kipps, First Men in The Moon, War of The Worlds, The War in The Air, etc

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924., 1924. The Atlantic Edition, Limited to 620 sets of which this is No.342, SIGNED on the limitation page by Author. 28 volumes, large 8vo. Portrait frontispiece. Finely bound in recent dark blue half oasis morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. Clean throughout. The definitive set of Wells in an elegant binding.

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        Theatre Serge De Diaghilev Les Facheux Georges Braque * Jean Cocteau * Louis Laloy * Georges Auric

      Editions Des Quatre Chemins Paris: Editions Des Quatre Chemins, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Rebound in green cloth, corners and backstrip extremities rubbed, black leather spine label lettered in gilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Approx. 22 pages in text. 28 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 193 of 385 on Arches from a total edition of 500. Two volumes in one. Volume I: 23 color lithographs with tissue guards of set and costume designs by Georges Braque, one black and white plate reproducing portrait of Georges Auric by Cocteau, and facsimile of page of music by Auric. Volume II: photograph of Braque by Man Ray, plus photographic plates by George Detaille of costumed Diaghilev dancers. Les Facheux, a ballet conceived by Boris Kochno after Moliere, choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska to music by Auric, and first performed by the Diaghilev ballet at Monte Carlo in 1924. Text in French, original wrappers designed by Braque bound-in.

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        Ilias and Odusseia (The Iliad and The Odyssey)

      Bremer Presse (Munich): Bremer Presse, (1923-1924). Two folio volumes. 486; 372pp. One of 615 copies printed in Greek with titles by Anna Simons. These beautiful volumes are printed on Zanders handmade paper in a 16-point Greek type designed for the Press. Colin Franklin describes these books as &#147;magnificent examples of controlled printing.&#148; An extremely fine, bright set in original blue boards with paper lettering piece on spine. In heavy parchment dust wrappers, which appear to be contemporary. Discreet booklabel to pastedowns.

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        FAIRY TALES

      1924. 1. (NIELSEN, KAY)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. NY: George Doran (1924). Large 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), black cloth with elaborate silver pictorial paste-on, AS NEW IN PUBLISHER'S BOX. (few neat repairs to box). 1st U.S. trade edition. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen with 12 beautiful tipped in color plates plus many full page black and whites to accompany 16 fairy tales. A great copy, rare in the box.

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        FAIRY TALES OF HANS ANDERSEN

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1924). 4to. A beautiful book bound in the original red cloth, much scarcer than the usual green, with the heavily gilt cover and spine unmarked. Twelve color illustrations by Nielsen tipped in. A few pages creased at the corners, a few smudges otherwise clean, bright and unworn. Original Cloth

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        FAIRY TALES

      1924. 1. (NIELSEN, KAY)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. London: Hodder & Stoughton no date [1924]. Large 4to (10 3/4 x 12 1/2"), FULL VELLUM BINDING WITH GILT PICTORIAL DESIGN, top edge gilt, slightest bit of soil else FINE CONDITION! LIMITED TO ONLY 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NIELSEN! Illustrated by Kay Nielsen with 12 beautiful tipped in color plates plus many full page black and whites to accompany 16 fairy tales. An incredible copy, rarely found with the vellum so clean.

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