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      Raderingar av Jurgen Wrangel. Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1924. 53,(2,1 blank,1) s. Häftad och oskuren. Omslaget delvis med svag mörkare rand nederst. Signerad av konstnären i kolofonen. Den trasiga och defekta originalkassetten medföljer.. Ett av 75 numrerade ex. på van Geldern-papper. Illustrationerna är tryckta av Lundin och Karlsson i Stockholm. Detta är den första av Wrangels tre lyxutgåvor från 1920-talet om vilka Georg Svensson skriver i "Modern svensk bokkonst": "Det är volymer, som får det att vattnas i munnen på varje älskare av vackra böcker och som är ämnade att tillfredsställa en långt driven bibliofil kräsenhet". Illustrationerna, fortsätter Svensson, "framträder med underbar pregnans på det utsökta Van Geldernpapperet. Det är också som konstverk och tolkningar utmärkta illustrationer, fint hoppassade med den genomgående högklassiga typografin."

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        A History of English Law. Volumes 1-9 [of 17] [with] Tables and Index by Edward Potton [Ten Volumes]

      Holdsworth's history as originally conceived, "a continuous History of English Law as a whole down to 1700", comprising the work's first nine volumes; with Potton's index, "enormously increas[ing] the value of the History" in Holdsworth's words. Original cloth, gilt, occasional underlining, some volumes ex-library, volume six particularly worn; a good working set. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1924-56.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Central Criminal Court. Calendar of Prisoners, For the Session Commencing On Tuesday, the 8th day of January, 1924 [through 1970]. Eighteen Volumes

      A rare, almost half-century run of Old Bailey prisoners' monthly calendars, an estimated 50,000 accused, providing their names, ages, occupations, and the crimes charged, described with specificity; in no source consulted, including RLIN & OCLC. Blue buckram and unbound as issued, ex Law Society; quite sound. Printed by Merser & Sons, Ltd. [imprint varies], London, 1924-70.

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        Kto, Chto, Kogda v Moskovsko Teatre 1914-1924

      NP Moscow NP 1924 First edition g Folio. Unpaginated. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated title-page. Rare work by the master of Constructivist Theatre, Alexander Tairov commemorating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Kamerny Teatre (Chamber Theatre). It contains numerous photo-montages and photographic reproductions from scenes of some of the plays performed in Tairov's theatre during its first decade of existence, along with portraits of actors and caricatures. Some age wear on wrappers with spine partly chipped and worn and minor chipping and creasing along edges. Sporadic foxing throughout. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in Russian. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition. Alexander Tairov (1885-1950) was one of the leading innovators of theatrical art, and one of the most enduring theatre directors in Russia, and through the Soviet era. He opened the Kamerny theatre (Chamber Theatre) in Moscow in 1914. Like Meyerhold, Tairov believed in emphasizing theater?theatrical elements, but unlike his more famous colleague, Tairov did not wish to break down barriers between stage and audience. Instead, his productions were meant to be theatrical spectacles, appreciated by a well-prepared audience. Tairov was fortunate to have his wife. Alisa Koonen, as collaborator and lead actress in practically all his productions. Tairov?two most famous pre-revolutionary productions were Innokenty Annensky?"Thamirys Kytharodos" (1916) and Oscar Wilde?"Salom?" both designed by Alexandra Exter. In 1921, Tairov stages one more production with designs by Exter, Shakespeare?"Romeo and Juliet." His most notable production of the early 20s, however, were Racine?"Ph?re" and Chesterton?"The Man Who Was Thursday," the latter in a constructivist set by Alexander Vesnin. In the mid-20s, Tairov concentrated primarily on western repertoire, including notable productions of Eugene O?il.

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        Elements of Cryptanalysis. Training Pamphlet No. 3. Prepared in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. May, 1923. [War Depertment Document No. 1117. Office of The Adjutant General. For Official Use Only].

      Washington, Government Printing Office, 1924. 8vo. Original printed wrappers (with 1117 and For Official Use Only printed on front wrapper as well as the weapon of United States War Office). Holes punched in at outer margin, causing some small lacks of the wrappers around the punched-in holes, and lack of paper at top and bottom of spine. No markings and internally clean and fresh. (8), 157 pp.. The extremely scarce first printing of one of, if not the, most important publication(s) of modern cryptology. This seminal publication is not only ground-breaking in the sense that it is the first work to systematize the terminology of cryptology and to introduce the methods and terminology that are still standard in cryptology today, it also constitutes the first official work on cryptanalysis of the U.S. Government, the work that coined the word cryptanalysis, and the work that has guided the development of all American cryptology since its appearance.''The material contained in this pamphlet forms the basis of a course in military codes and ciphers given at the Signal School, Camp Alfred Vail, N.J., by Capt. W.F. Friedman... -cf. p. v. It may be said that this is the first official publication on cryptanalysis of the U.S. Government and the first book in any language to employ the word cryptanalysis, which was coined by Capt. Friedman sometime in 1921 or 1922. It is important because it is the first book in any language which brought some semblance of order in a chaos of confusion in terminology, organization of systems, etc. Its classification of methods and its terminology are still the standard in modern practice. It is the first book which included an analytical key for the classification and solution of cryptograms. It is also the first book which includes methods and procedures for the solutions of cryptograms in code as distinct from cipher. In short, it is the first scientifically-organized, practically-useful book on cryptanalysis in any language.] (Galland, p. 69). Friedman was (and is) the world's greatest cryptologist... Trained as a geneticist, he had become interested in cryptology in 1915 at a research institution in Illinois called Riverbank Laboratories. He served as a cryptanalyst with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and returned to Riverbank to write an 87-page tract that revolutionized cryptanalysis by introducing statistical methods for the first time. Hired by the Signal Corps in 1921, he applied these methods to a cipher-machine solution that placed America in the forefront of world cryptology... He wrote textbooks in cryptanalysis that are models of clarity. He became head of S.I.S. when it was founded and continued to exercise his extraordinary cryptanalytic abilities. His genious soon manifested itself in the attack on PURPLE... (Kahn, p. 21).He and Mrs. Friedman quit Riverbank near the end of 1920. The situation had become intolerable... On January 1, 1921, Friedman began a six-month contract with the Signal Corps to devise cryptosystems. When it expired, he was taken on the civil-service payroll of the War Department at $ 4,500 a year. One of his first assignments was to teach a course in military codes and ciphers at the Signal School, then at Camp Alfred Vail, New Jersey. For this he wrote a textbook that, for the first time, imposed order upon the chaos of cipher systems and their terminology. These had sprouted in a bewildering variety, and writers treated them individually, with little comprehension of the close connection between, say, the Vigenère and the Gronsfeld. Friedman sorted them out on the basis of structure instead of aspect, and so logical and useful was the classification that it has become standard. He modeled his nomenclature on his categories, so that the names he minted have the great merit of making the relations between the various genera of ciphers evident on sight. An example is the complementary pair monalphabet and polyalphabet; Giverge was even then calling polyalphabetic systems by the almost obfuscatory double substitution, which tells absolutely nothing at all about the system. Friedman's most important coinage was the word cryptanalysis, which he devised in 1920 to clean up a chronic source of confusion in cryptology - the ambiguity of the verb decipher, then used to mean both authorized and unauthorized reductions of a cryptogram to plaintext. He titled his book Elements of Cryptanalysis, and the term has so prospered that today it circulates in general conversation and print. While the book's main contribution is its taxonomy, each of its 143 pages of text manifests the author's concern for always making clear to the reader why things happen as they do. As a result, the student understands principles and phenomena, and the lessons stick. Partly because of this pedagogical effectiveness, partly because of its substantive values. Friedman's book, issued by the Chief Signal Officer in May of 1923 as Training Pamphlet No. 3, has guided the development of all American cryptology since then.At the start of 1922, Friedman became Chief Cryptanalyst of the Signal Corps in charge of the Code and Cipher Compilation Section, Research and Development Division, Office of the Chief Signal Officer... (Kahn, pp. 384-85). We have not been able to locate any copy of the first printing in any library world-wide.See:David Kahn, The Codebreakers.Joseph S. Galland, An Historical and Analytical Bibliography of the Literature of Cryptology (Cryptography)

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        Modern French Music

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1924. First. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Embossed stamp of Virgil Thomson on title-page, wear and small tears to cloth mostly along the bottom extremities, else very good. Inscribed by Hill: "To Virgil Garnett Thomson, long-suffering and diligent assistant, his friend, Edward Burlingame Hill. Christmas, 1924." Hill was an American composer, little remembered today, but his influence was great. Among his students at Harvard were Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Roger Sessions, Elliott Carter, and Walter Piston. Although we can find no printed acknowledgment of Thomson in the book, the inscription would indicate that he had a considerable part in its creation. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      The Humanities Council Columbia, SC: The Humanities Council. As New; Signed by Illustrator. 2012. First Edition. 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 ; Etchings .

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        Trente ans D'Humour

      France Edition Paris: France-Edition. (1924). Inscribed by Miller to Emil Schnelluck, one of his oldest friends and one of only a handful who stayed close to Miller through the enormous changes in his life after he met June Mansfield and left his previous existence behind in almost every respect. Schnelluck had been to Europe long before Miller had, and he used to recount to Miller his memories of his visits there, which Miller eagerly soaked up. Now Miller, in Paris for the second time in October, 1930, relays this book to his friend, with a recommendation that it is "fairly easy to read and quite entertaining. Try it!" He also recounts seeing "a peach of a Huysmans yesterday on Blvd Raspail called 'Croquis de Paris.' So much to buy -- so much -- if one only had the dough!" A wonderful inscription to one of his best friends, focused on Paris and books, not to mention poverty -- the important early themes of Miller's literary life. Wrappers are missing and the inscription is on the half-title which is the first page here. Page detached from the rest of the text; extremely brittle, acidifying pages. The condition is fair, and with a risk of deterioration. Miller's underlinings and comments in the text. An excellent personal association. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Guide to China with Land and Sea Routes between the American and European Continents.

      Tokyo 1924. The Japanese Government Railways. Second, revised Edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 448 pp. 174 Illustrations, 31 Maps and plans, specially drawn, 2 Colortypes. Official Series, Vol. D

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      1924. Paperback. 1. BARRIE,J.M.. THE PETER PAN GIFT BOX. This is a boxed set of 3 books published by Cupples & Leon (1924). Each is 12mo, boards, pictorial paste- on, Fine in dust wrappers (dw's sl. frayed). Each is illus. in color as follows: ALL ABOUT PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie, retold by Emma Sterne and illus. by Thelma Gooch; ALL ABOUT LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD illus. by Johnny Gruelle and ALL ABOUT PETER RABBIT illus. by Dick Hartley. The three books are in their ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX ALONG WITH A 6 INCH CELLULOID PETER PAN TOY! (box is sl. rubbed). A wonderful Barrie item, extremely rare in this complete condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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      Etching. Signed in pencil. 1924. One of an edition of 40. Image size 141 x 121 mm. Campbell Dodgson 45. Titled in pencil at the extreme lower edge of the page: 'Man and Crucifix'. A fine impression. Unmounted. Price is subject to VAT at the current rate.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Svenska fåglar efter naturen och på sten ritade. I-III.

      Stockholm, Ivar Baarsen/Svenska fåglar, 1924-29. 3 volymer, 9 + (3) + 295; 9 + 2 + 296-546; 16 + 547-902 s. Med 364 litograferade planscher. Halvskinnband med guldornerade ryggar med fem upphöjda bind. 38 X 29,5 cm. Titelsida i del II reparerad.. Text av Einar Lönnberg

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      Henry Holt and Company New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1914 (Dec 1924). Cloth-backed boards. Hinges cracked, possibly repaired, but now tight; spine a bit dull. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Later Printing of the Second Edition of Frost's second book. Portrait frontispiece of the author. SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper with some of his most famous lines, from "The Death of the Hired Man," a poem in this book: "'Home is the place where when you have to go there/They have to take you in.' 'I should have called it/Something you somehow haven't to deserve.' Robert Frost/Philadelphia Oct 27 1925."

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        Le Sopha, Conte Moral

      G. Briffaut Paris: G. Briffaut, 1924. Paperback. Very Good+. Original pictorial wraps printed in sepia and black, edges uncut, in glassine dust jacket; 4to; illustrated with 56 original woodcuts. Number 8 from a limited edition of 15 copies printed on “papier de Japon,” and including an original pen and wash drawing by Sauvage. (Total limitation of 1100 copies.) Crebillon’s well-known satirical and libertine novel first printed in 1742 enhanced by the exceptional art-nouveau woodcuts by Sauvage. Very good, slightest browning at edges, internally bright, original artwork intact.

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        Russisches Porzellan 1744 - 1923 (First Edition)

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1924. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus without dust jacket. Moderate fading to the extremities of the blue cloth boards, with some light dampstaining to the front board and a few underlines in red pencil to the text. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Contains black and white photographs of Russian porcelain throughout.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Cappello di carta. studio per cuscino e arazzetto. 1924 circa.

      Matita su carta di cm 20,4x15. Più che buono. Opera autenticata da Maurizio Scudiero; numero archivio FD-3800-DIS. Firmato in basso a destra.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Prejudices: Fourth Series

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf. (1924). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a little soiling, and some small tears. Nicely Inscribed by the author, presumably to a bookseller: "For J.J. Mullen -- God will punish him for selling such stuff! H.L. Mencken. 1924." A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography

      A&C Boni New York: A&C Boni. 1924. First. First edition. Moderate wear to the extremities, thus very good plus in a soiled, very good plus example of the rare dustwrapper with some short tears and tiny nicks, and some modest soiling. Basis for the 1928 William A. Wellman film featuring Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, and Richard Arlen. The author's most sought after book, rarely found in jacket. .

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