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      [Various places, including Labrador, Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island, and Greenland, 1925. Eighty-three silver gelatin photographs, plus four photo postcards, most approximately 3 x 5 inches. Oblong quarto. Contemporary black faux leather, cord-tied photo album. Edges and hinges worn. Photos in corner mounts on black paper supports. Manuscript captions on supports in white pencil throughout. Very good. A collection of eighty-seven images from three different Arctic voyages commanded or co-commanded by Donald Baxter MacMillan in the early 1920s. MacMillan made over thirty voyages to the Arctic during a nearly fifty year career that spanned the first half of the 20th century. After World War I, he designed and commissioned his own schooner, named the Bowdoin, specifically for Arctic exploration. The photos in this album document the first two expeditions made by the craft to Baffin Island in 1921-22, and to North Greenland, Ellesmere Island, and several other locations in 1923-24, as well as a third exploration, also to Greenland, made jointly with another ship called the Peary in 1925. The present images depict many views of the Bowdoin and the Peary, as well as sea planes transported into the Arctic by the Peary for testing, detail features of the passing landscape, seascape, and document local wildlife. Further photos show the activities of the men in camp and in the course of their duties, such as building, dog sledding, hiking, and ship loading. Finally, a number of pictures record the lives of the native Eskimo populations and show the ruins of building left by early Norse explorers. A varied and lively collection of photographs, that document an important set of 20th-century Arctic voyages.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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        Camera Studies in Iraq.

      Baghdad; A Kerm/ Hasso Bros, 1925. - Undated [c.1925]. Oblong quarto. 73 captioned photogravure illustrations to 50 thick card plates (complete). Book Condition: Very Good. Publishers' original faux crocodile skin with cord ties in the style of a photograph album, with gilt titles to upper board. Brown endpapers with publishers' ticket to rear pastedown. Housed in original card slipcase. Covers rubbed to edge with bump to upper corner of lower board, also affecting margin of 7 final leaves. 1-inch tear to margin of single plate (image unaffected) and 3-inch tear to slipcase. Name and adderss of former owner to slipcase; case surface soiled and worn but has protected the book very well. A fascinating glimpse into the inter-war period, with many images featuring the people of Iraq going about their daily work and business. Subjects incude archaeological sites like the Tallisin Tower in Baghdad, street and market scenes in Mosul, local tribesmen and a 10-year-old Chadean bride in traditional costume. Scarce, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Keel Row Bookshop Ltd ABA/ILAB/PBFA]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson.

      Bath: George Bayntun,, 1925. Newly edited with notes by Roger Ingpen. 2 volumes, quarto (248 x 182 mm). Contemporary red half morocco by Bayntun, spines lettered in gilt with gilt ornaments to compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Portrait frontispieces with tissue-guards, 574 illustrations, facsimiles and maps including 13 plates in photogravure. Spines faded, endpapers lightly foxed, else an excellent copy. A finely bound and richly illustrated copy of Boswell's masterpiece, first published in 1791. Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson has been called "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation" (ODNB).

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        [Photo Album]: Lincoln Highway Construction

      Indiana and Kentucky, 1925. Fine. Small oblong octavo. Measuring 8" x 6.5". String-tied with papercovered boards with "Photographs" inside an outline of a flag in gilt on the front. Contents include 54 tipped-in gelatin silver photographs and 19 loose photos laid-in. Each measures 2.75" x 4.5", and almost all are captioned under the image on a tipped-on piece of paper or, in the case of the laid-in images, on their back. The album is about fine with light wear at the edges; photographs are fine.This album documents the construction of the Lincoln Highway across the state of Indiana and its junction with the Dixie Highway. The Lincoln Highway was one of the first transcontinental automobile highways in the United States. It was conceived in 1912 by an Indiana businessman, Carl G. Fisher, and formally dedicated October 31, 1913. It ran coast-to-coast from New York City's Times Square to San Francisco's Lincoln Park. Initially, less than half of the route was paved. In an effort to provide the public with a vision of the future, Fisher obtained sponsorship from the U.S. Rubber Company to build an "Ideal Section" of roadway between Dyer and Schererville in Lake County, Indiana that had concrete roadbeds, wide banked curves with guard rails, no crossings, and a parallel pedestrian footpath. Fischer also initiated the construction of the Dixie Highway which actually was a series of north-south roads that linked northern Michigan and Chicago with Miami, Florida.The mounted photos in this album are of work on the Lincoln highway and its junction with the Dixie Highway showing the work crew, crew lodgings, steamrollers, tractors, tar-spreading trucks, trucks dumping stone, stone-spreading by hand, leveling, loading of tar and stone into company trucks from railcars, vehicles and equipment stuck in sand and mud, and the finished roadway including the Ideal Section. The 19 laid-in photographs show roadwork near Bargetown, Burnside, Harrodsburg, Livingston, and Stanford, Kentucky. These images are similar to the Lincoln Highway photos but also include a steam shovel, mule team, and three African-American boys, who according to a caption entertained the work crew with Stephen Foster songs. An important visual history of the first major transcontinental road construction project in the United States from the viewpoint of one of the workers.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Verklungene Meisterpatente. Naturgetreue Wiedergabe der Beschreibungen und Zeichnungen patentierter Erfindungen. aus den Jahren 1840-1866.

      Berlin Heymanns 1925 - (37,5 x 24 cm). 11 Bll. Mit 25 faksimilierten Blättern und 8 teilweise mehrfach gefalteten, teilweise farbigen Tafeln. Original-Pergamentband. Eines von 200 nummerierten Exemplaren der Festschrift des Reichspatentamtes zur Eröffnung des Deutschen Museums in München. - Enthalten sind die Patente von A. Borsig über selbständige Speisevorrichtung für Dampfkessel und über Expansions-Steuerung für Lokomotiven; von W. Siemens über Verfahren, Gold behufs der Vergoldung auf nassem Wege aufzulösen und über den elektromagnetischen Telegraph; von F. Krupp über die Verbindung eines Geschützrohres aus Gußstahl mit einer metallenen Enveloppe und über Verfahren um Radbeschläge aus Gußstahl ohne Schweißung herzustellen sowie von E. Langen und N. A. Otto über die atmosphärische Gaskraftmaschine. - Zwei Tafeln eingerissen, sonst tadellos

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        The Devil in Love. From the French of Jacques Gazotte

      1925 - Illustrated with six engravings on copper. One of 75 ?copies printed by Stanley Morison on Van Gelder Paper, with two sets of the plates? and signed by Laboureur. 8vo., original leather-backed marbled boards, uncut, slipcase with printed label on spine. London, William Heinemann Ltd. Top of slipcase partly split; spine and edges of slipcase very slightly worn; and a couple of the seven extra plates (the vignette on the title page did not qualify as a plate to Morison when composing the title page, but does get included in the suite), just creased at the edges through clumsy positioning in the wallet which is at the back of the book. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Führer-Handbuch (F-H). (Der Stahlhelm. Bund der Frontsoldaten).

      Magdeburg, Stahlhelm-Verlag 1925 - Small octavo. Pp. 289. Includes a calendar for the year 1925 and an Appendix. tables, model forms, etc. Plus a leporello of 5 panels with numerous chromolithographed illustrations of uniforms, banners, insignia, etc., loosely inserted. Some figures. Set in Gothic type. Original black limp boards, cover lettered and decorated in silver, end-pocket for writing-paper; some light dampmarks, small stain at corner of plate. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Die Wiederherstellung der Eisenbahnen auf dem östlichen Kriegsschauplatz.

      Bln., Mittler & Sohn 1925.. 4°. X, (1), 179 (1) S. Mit 42 Skizzen, 57 Abb, auf 32 Taf. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Übersichtskarte des östlichen Kriegsschauplatzes - 1918. (112 x 56 cm.) in Lasche. OKart. Bilbliotheksetikett am Rücken. Vortit. u. Tit. gestemp. - (Das deutsche Militär-Eisenbahnwesen im Weltkrieg 1914-1918) EA

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        Robe de cour".

      1925 - Aquarelle et encre de Chine signée au milieu à gauche, (1925), 21.50 x 20 cm (format à vue), 42 x 34 cm, sous verre. George BARBIER (Nantes 1882-1932), peintre et illustrateur, a beaucoup travaillé pour la mode et le théâtre, composant des dessins de costumes et des décors. L'artiste a également illustré de nombreux ouvrages. Il a exposé régulièrement au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs de 1912 jusqu'à sa mort. En 1920 il participait à l'exposition du Musée des Arts Décoratifs à Paris: "La mode au XXème siècle vue par les peintres", représentant ce qu'on a nommé par la suite "l'Art Déco". Barbier s'est très tôt intéressé au théâtre, et ses dessins témoignent de l'influence des Ballets Russes Personnages de comédie (1922) et Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théâtre (1925) témoignent de ce goût (article Barbier et le théâtre, par Alain Stoeffler, in George Barbier, La Nascita del Deco, 2008, pp. 62-83). Robe bleue "à la française" dont la silhouette est modelée par un corset et des paniers.Infime piqure. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Le Lieutenant".

      1925 - Aquarelle et encre de Chine signée du cachet au verso du dessin, titrée à la mine de plomb au verso, (1925), 20.53 x 13 cm (format à vue), 24.2 x 26 cm (format de la feuille). George BARBIER (Nantes 1882-1932), peintre et illustrateur, a beaucoup travaillé pour la mode et le théâtre, composant des dessins de costumes et des décors. L'artiste a également illustré de nombreux ouvrages. Il a exposé régulièrement au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs de 1912 jusqu'à sa mort. En 1920 il participait à l'exposition du Musée des Arts Décoratifs à Paris: "La mode au XXème siècle vue par les peintres", représentant ce qu'on a nommé par la suite "l'Art Déco". Barbier s'est très tôt intéressé au théâtre, et ses dessins témoignent de l'influence des Ballets Russes Personnages de comédie (1922) et Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théâtre (1925) témoignent de ce goût (article Barbier et le théâtre, par Alain Stoeffler, in George Barbier, La Nascita del Deco, 2008, pp. 62-83). Cet habit de Lieutenant est réalisé dans un drap de velours rouge, agrémenté de passementeries et d'une chemise blanche à jabots. Il est coiffé d'une perruque surmontée d'un chapeau. Les longues bottes de cuir font parties intégrantes de la tenue. Dessin reproduit dans l'ouvrage "Folies Bergères" de Jacques Crépineau. Traces de colle et de papier collant au verso du dessin, infimes salissures. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Tenue champêtre".

      1925 - Aquarelle et encre de Chine signée au milieu à droite, (1925), 21.50 x 14 cm (format à vue), 26.2 x 21.7 cm (format de la feuille). George BARBIER (Nantes 1882-1932), peintre et illustrateur, a beaucoup travaillé pour la mode et le théâtre, composant des dessins de costumes et des décors. L'artiste a également illustré de nombreux ouvrages. Il a exposé régulièrement au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs de 1912 jusqu'à sa mort. En 1920 il participait à l'exposition du Musée des Arts Décoratifs à Paris: "La mode au XXème siècle vue par les peintres", représentant ce qu'on a nommé par la suite "l'Art Déco". Barbier s'est très tôt intéressé au théâtre, et ses dessins témoignent de l'influence des Ballets Russes Personnages de comédie (1922) et Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théâtre (1925) témoignent de ce goût (article Barbier et le théâtre, par Alain Stoeffler, in George Barbier, La Nascita del Deco, 2008, pp. 62-83). Robe dans le goût du XVIIIème siècle, se rapprochant d'une tenue champêtre, composée d'une jupe drapée à la forme ronde, portée avec une veste courte et d'un corsage blanc. Traces de papier collant au verso du dessin, salissures, quelques piqures marginales, coin inférieur droit cassé. Oeuvre originale

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 218pp.; VG-/No DJ; bound in publishers dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped title and authors name on front board; board cloth is slightly rubbed, particularly at corners and spine head and tail; age-toning to text block; interior is mainly clean, light age-toning; text is clear; inscription on ffep from previous owner; Has the following first printing text points: 1) Scribner seal on copyright page, and no subsequent printing statements; 2) page 60, line 16: "chatter" not "echolalia"; 3) page 119, line 22: "northern" not "southern"; 4) page 205, lines 9-10: "sick in tired" not "sickantired"; 5) page 211, lines 7-8: "Union Street Station" not "Union Station."; 6) page 165, line 16 says "it's"; MS consignment; shelved case 2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        [INFLUENTIAL FILM THEORIES] Kul'tura kino [i.e. The Culture of Film]

      Moscow; Leningrad: Gosizdat, 1925. 96 pp. 23x16 cm. In original constructivist wrappers designed by Boris Ender (1893-1960), Soviet avant-garde artist. Very good, small repairs of the front cover, loss of the spine and back cover (neatly replaced with paper of same color), small tears of the last page (repaired). First Russian translation. Translated from the German original Der sichtbare Mensch [i.e. Visible Man, or the Culture of Film], first published in 1924. Edited and with introduction by Adrian Piotrovsky (1898-1937), art director of Leningrad Film Studio. Supplemented with short review of Charlie Chaplin and Soviet cinema. The famous work by Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian-Jewish film critic and writer, probably the first major work on film theory. It had a big influence on such major Russian filmmakers as Vsevolod Pudovkin and Sergei Eisenstein, and were among the first studies to examine filmic syntax, grammar, and editorial structure. ''In this ninety-page treatise, Balázs stakes a claim for film as an art that may restore to modernity the lost expressive capacities of the visual body. Under such headings as 'Type and Physiognomy', 'The Play of Facial Expressions', 'The Close-Up' and 'The Face of Things', he presents a typology of expressive elements which together comprise the 'only shared universal language', the image-language of film''. (Carter, E. Screen, Issue 1, 1 March 2007, p.91 Worldcat locates a copy in Harvard.

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        La potenza delle tenebre Anche se l'uccello s'impiglia con la sola unghia sarà perduto

      FIRENZE: VALLECCHI EDITORE, 1925. Rilegato. BUONO. 13 19. Classici moderni USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Ex libris et musicis Gisela Binz. Eine Zeichnung und drei Drucke.

      [Berlin um ] 1925 - Zwei bezeichnet und signiert. Vgl. Deeken 54 (Quelle: Slg. Pfeiffer). - Geflügelte, barbusige Sphinx und Lautespieler. - 1: Vorzeichnung. Bleistift auf Transparentpapier. Etwa 6,8 : 9 cm / 10,4 : 12,8 cm (Darstellung / Blattgröße). - 2: Lithographie in Grau auf Büttenkarton. 6,8 : 9 cm / 9: 12,4 cm. Signiert und bezeichnet »I Zust[and] Zwei Abzüge«. - 3: Kolorierte Radierung. 9,4 : 12,2 cm / 12,2 : 14,7 cm (Plattenrand/Blattgröße). Signiert und als »Probedruck« bezeichnet. - 4: Kolorierte Litographie (?). 6,8 : 9 cm / 8,5 : 11,5 cm (Darstellung / Blattgröße). - Stellenweise geringe Montagereste. 600 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Halkyone]
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        Jean Cocteau : dessins, documents et mise en scène.

      Paris. Galerie Briant-Robert 1925 - . Plaquette in-12 agrafée de 12 p. Autoportrait de Cocteau en frontispice. Texte de Maurice Sachs, liste des oeuvres exposées, etc. Catalogue de la première exposition parisienne de Jean Cocteau (du 15 au 29 juin 1925) à la galerie de Théophile Briant et Pierre Robert, amis de Max Jacob. E.O. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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        The Knave of Hearts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1925. Quarto. Original black pebble-grain cloth, titles printed in black on illustrated paper label to front cover, illustrated endpapers. With the original cardboard box. Housed in a custom solander case. Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 9 full page colour illustrated plates, illustrations in the text, all by Maxfield Parrish. A fine copy in the original box, with loss to one side. First edition, first printing. This work is generally acknowledged to contain some of the best illustrations by American illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966). Parrish achieved "national popularity for his distinctively elegant style, detailed backgrounds and glowing colours. The subtle shade of blue seen in many of his pictures came to be known as 'Maxfield Parrish blue'" (Dalby, p. 42).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mesicník pro stavební umení (= Der Bau. Monatsschrift für Baukunst). III. Jahrg., Heft 1 - 12 (Juli 1924 - Juni 1925).

      Originalausgabe. - Kompletter Jahrgang der bedeutenden Zeitschrift des tschechischen Konstruktivismus mit vorgeb. Jahresinhaltsverzeichnis. - Die Reihe befasst sich mit den europäischen Strömungen funktioneller Architektur und Gestaltung, so ist Heft II der ?De Stijl?-Gruppe gewidmet. Teige konnte zahlreiche bedeutende Vertreter für Textbeiträge gewinnen, darunter u.a. Le Corbusier, Theo van Doesburg, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Georg Muche, Mies van der Rohe. - Insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand. - Heller 112f.

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        Common Stocks as Long Term Investments.

      Boston: Whitney, Cox & Company,, 1925. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered and ruled in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine ends bumped, endpapers lightly browned, dust jacket joints tanned and a few marks to front and rear panels, otherwise a very good copy. Second edition, first printing, first published the previous year by Macmillan in New York. It aims to "convince the reader of the high position which well diversified commons stocks should occupy in every sound investment program" (publisher's preface).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Building Plans for Warehouse and Mill Building for Consolidated Milling Co., at 651 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June - July 1925.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 42". 12 sheets. Job #160. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        Ex libris] Irene. Farbige Zeichnung auf Transparentpapier.

      [Berlin um ?] 1925 - 4 : 6,4 cm / 5,8 : 8,2 cm (Darstellung / Blattgröße). Signiert. Vgl. Deeken 253 (Quelle: Slg. Deeken; der Druck von Michel Fingesten mit »Autarkie« bezeichnet). - Vorzeichnung für ein erotisches Exlibris: weibl. Akt bei oraler Masturbation. Das männliche Pendant findet sich bei dem Blatt für »Peter Erk«. 200 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Halkyone]
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      June 16, 1925. Printed Deed, one page, folio, June 16, 1925, by which David Savetnick of Los Angeles, California, purchases a 3600 sq. ft. lot of land in Migdal, Palestine, near Lake Tiberias, from Migdal Garden Villa, Inc., a New York corporation. Upon payment of the purchase price of $640.00, the title will be issued in accordance with the laws of Palestine. Palestine was under British Mandate from 1923 until 1948; the entire period was characterized by clashes between the aspirations of the Jewish settlers and the Arab inhabitants. Fine with some colored marker notations.Migdal is believed to be the home of Mary Magdalene.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Little Black Sambo

      Saalfield Publishing Company No date, Chicago - Illustrated children's book in dustwrapper. No date given, but with prior owner inscription dated 1925. A nearly fine copy in illustrated boards in a stunning example of the rare dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Nice 1925 - FOUJITA Tsuguharu (1886-1968). RARISSIME ponte-sèche originale (feuille : 325 x 240, cuivre : 182 x 145 mm). La planche tirée sur un papier Japon impérial est monogrammée en haut à droite. Elle date probablement de 1925 (Année ou Foujita est nommée chevalier de la légion d¿honneur), car d¿autres rarissimes planches similaires portent cette date. Infimes traces de pli central, sur le coin gauche inférieur et au milieu du haut de la planche. 900 ¿

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        Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts By Lemue Gulliver, First a Surgeon, & Then a Captain of Several Ships

      Golden Cockerel Press, Berkshire 1925 - Complete in two volumes. No. 151 of a limited edition of 480 copies. Half linen over plain paper covered boards. Colour plates, woodcuts in the text; pp 138; 137. Armorial bookplate of Redworth Hall on pastedown of Volume I. The white linen of the covers and the endpapers a little grubby. Binding is tight and contents clean. Size: 4to

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        Voyage to the Territory of Hawaii A well-to-do and somewhat whimsical group of travellers from the United Kingdom who are privileged guests of Commander E. Griffiths Captain's Table board.

      [c.1925], [Territory of Hawaii] - With 40 Original Photographs (Mostly) Of Hawaii. With dedication inscription on first leaf, which states the travel dates. Contains 40 silver gelatin print photographs, each captioned in manuscript, mounted double sided onto 19 black cardstock leaves. Photographs measure approximately 11 x 6.5 cm (4.25 x 2.5 inches). Oblong 8vo, string-tied black leather album measuring approximately 20 x 14 cm (8 x 5.5 inches). A pleasing photograph album which commemorates a visit to Hawaii, also featuring a few images of Panama and the Canal, and two (2) port stops made on Canada's opposite coasts. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        The Works of Joseph Conrad, the Sun-Dial Edition, Volumes 1 through 20

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1925. Limited ed. Hardcover. Ex-Library/no jacket. 20 volume set, published 1920-1925. The Sun-Dial edition. Volume 1 is signed by Joseph Conrad, and all volumes of this set are numbered 604 of 750. Hardcover 8vos., uniformly bound in cloth-backed boards with title labels. Tissue-covered frontis portrait of the author also in Volume 1. Small ex-library markings to all volumes: bookplate affixed to rear pastedown, withdrawn stamp over the bookplate, barcode sticker on rear blank page and small pencil note (easily erasable). Otherwise Very Good, no dust jackets. Rubbing and scratching to the spine labels; light bumping to spine ends and corners. Most volumes with faint foxing to the blank endpapers, text is clean and unmarked. Sound and secure bindings and hinges. Volumes 1-20. Four additional volume were issued later on. The titles included are: 1. Almayers Folly And Tales Of Unrest, 2. An Outcast Of The Islands, 3. The Nigger Of Narcissus And Typhoon, 4. Lord Jim, 5. Youth, 6. Romance, 7. Nostromo, 8. The Secret Agent And The Inheritors, 9. A Set Of Six, 10. Under Western Eyes, 11. A Personal Record And The Mirror Of The Sea, 12. Twixt Land and Sea, 13. Chance, 14. The Shadow Line And Within The Tides, 15. Victory, 16. The Arrow Of Gold, 17. The Rescue, 18. Notes On Life and Letters, 19. The Rover, 20. Suspense. Due to the size of this set extra postage may be required for international and expedited shipping.

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        The Making of Americans. Being a History of a Family's Progress

      Paris: Contact Editions, Three Mountains Press, 1925. First edition. Quarto in contemporary quarter black morocco; spine slightly toned; corners gently rubbed. Uncut and largely unopened after page 60. Original printed wrappers bound in. A Fine Copy of this scarce modernist work, with the ownership signature of literary critic and Stein supporter William Troy. As a patron of the arts, Stein used the Paris home she shared with partner Alice B. Toklas to foster the talents of avant-garde artists from Pablo Picasso to T.S. Eliot. In her own writing, Stein pushed against the Victorian literary boundaries of the preceding period, and in publishing The Making of Americans she solidified her legacy as an icon of modernism and the matriarch of the Lost Generation. "Her ambition [was] a literary plasticity divorced from narrative sequence and consequence and hence from literary meaning. She was trying to transform literature from a temporal into a purely spatial art, to use words for their own sake alone" (Schorer). By defying expectations surrounding narrative plot and character, The Making of Americans succeeds in this, and it has been praised as "resolutely American and indisputably original" (Grolier Club). This copy bears the penciled ownership inscription of William Troy, dated "N.H. 1926." An academic and critic, Troy was teaching in New Hampshire following his graduation from Yale in 1925. He later married poet Léonie Adams, a fixture in Stein's Paris salon. Troy notably defended Stein's work against the sort of ridicule that her irregular prose tended to attract, writing of her later book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas: "among books of literary reminiscences Miss Stein's is one of the richest, wittiest, and most irreverent ever written." It would appear, however, that he did not finish the present work, as the pages remain unopened after page 60. One of only 500 copies published, 100 of which were used to make the 1926 first American edition (Wilson A6). Grolier Club Emerging Voices: American Women Writers.

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        Napoleon - Die Memoiren seines Lebens TOP Zustand 14 Bände in 7 Büchern

      Aus meiner Literatursammlung über Napoleon. Diese 7 Bücher stehen seit Jahrzenten in meiner Bibliothek, also kein verstaubter Dachbodenfund!!!!!! Napoleon Die Memoiren seines Lebens In einen sehr guten (TOP) Zustand. Vollständig und ohne Schäden, wie Wasserflecke, Knicke und Risse. Auf einem Einband ist ein kleiner Fettfleck. Üblichen Alterserscheinungen im Papier. Da ich alle Bände gelesen habe kann ich für die fast "Unberührtheit" garantieren. Für das Alter ein Zustand den ich mit 1+ angebe. Herausgeber: Friedrich Wencker-Wildberg Verlag: Wien - Hamburg - Zürich Gutenberg-Verlag Christensen & Co Erscheinungsjahr: ohne Angabe ca. 1925? Auflage In Neuer Bearbeitung Format: 22,5 cm x 16 cm HxB Einband: Bände I-IV und VI mit grünen Einbänden, Leinen gebunden. Goldprägung etwas verblast. Band V und VII wohl neu in Leder gebunden Sprache: Deutsch Seiten: jedes Band ca. +-500 Seiten Inhalt: von Napoleons Jugend bis Sankt Helena Siehe Fotos.

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        LIBER I. Das Buch der Null-Stunde. Brevier für Neophyten. Veröffentlichung der pansophischen Loge "Orient Berlin" Klasse C [Umschlagtitel].

      Gedruckt bei Franz Weber Berlin W 66, Mauerstr. 80. [ 1925 - Gedruckt bei Franz Weber Berlin W 66, Mauerstr. 80. [1925]. Gr.-8° [252 x 193 mm]. [2] w., [12], [2] w. S. und [3], [1] w. S. [als lose Beilage] OKarton. Miers S.470. - Umschlag S.3: "Diese Publikation wurde in einer Auflage von 300 Exemplaren gedruckt und jedes Exemplar vom Br. . Sekretär der [Loge]. . handschriftlich signiert und nummeriert" [sic!]. Handschriftliche Nr. "95" [darunter:] "Gregorius" [d. i. Eugen Grosche]. - Das Brevier mit 54 Punkten endet: "Gegeben im Jahre XXI des Lichtes. Im Aequinox des [Wassermann, Sonne 7° Waage, Mond 28° Fische, Konjunktion Uranus Opposition Mars Opposition Merkur]" [= 1. 10. 1925]. Die lose Beilage von 3 Seiten mit dem Titel: "Erste Lektion der Pflichten. Gegeben den Neophyten des Vorhofes.", endet: "Orient Berlin Im Aequinox des [Wassermann] Gegeben im XXI. Jahre des Lichtes [Sonne 7° Waage] i. Auftr. Br. . Pacitius M. v. St. d. g. u. v. p. L. O. B.". - Ein Abdruck von Liber I. (als "Logen-Publikation in Klasse C. Imprimatur: Mstr. . . Gregorius" unter dem Titel "Das Buch der Null-Stunde. Liber I. Brevier für Neophyten, von Fra. Pacitius") befindet sich in der August Ausgabe von 1954 der "Blätter für angewandte okkulte Lebenskunst". Ein Abdruck von Liber I., jedoch ohne die Beilage, findet sich in: "Das Beste von Heinrich Tränker", herausgegeben von Peter-R. König (München 1996), S. 7-13 und in: "Documenta et Ritualia Fraternitas Saturni", Band I, herausgegeben von Adolf Hemberger (Gießen 1977) S. [140-151]. Nähere Informationen über die 1924 von Heinrich Tränker in Berlin gegründete pansophische Loge, aus welcher dann 1926 die Loge "Fraternitas Saturni" entstand, sowie den von Tränker ernannten "Meister von Stuhl der gerechten und vollkommenen pansophischen Loge Orient Berlin"?, Fra. Pacitius und den Sekretär der Loge Fra. Gregorius, siehe Volker Lechler "Heinrich Tränker als Theosoph, Rosenkreuzer und Pansoph (unter Berücksichtigung seiner Stellung im O.T.O und seines okkulten Umfeldes)" und Volker Lechler, "Die ersten Jahre der Fraternitas Saturni". Weiterhin den: über die "Geheim-Konferenz im Jahre 1926 in Thüringen" von Gregor A. Gregorius [Pseudonym] = Eugen Grosche, enthalten im "Sonderdruck Nr. 2", erschienen (in den 50iger Jahren) als geheimer Privatdruck für die Fraterschaft der Loge Fraternitas Saturni. - Umschlag fleckig, berieben und mit leichter Knickspur, verso mit kl. Einriss, sonst gutes Exemplar der äußerst seltenen Ausgabe. Sprache : de

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        5 novels by Sherwood Anderson, being association copies, signed or inscribed to family members (Dark Laughter, Kit Brandon, No Swank, Sherwood Anderson's Notebook, and also a signed reprint of Winesburg, Ohio)

      Various: Various, Various. Various. Good -. Please read this description carefully to note condition and signature details. Four books inscribed by Sherwood Anderson to various of his family members, and a single Modern library reprint of Winesburg, Ohio, simply signed on the title page (with condition issues - see below). All books lack dust jackets, if applicable. Item 1: DARK LAUGHTER: Boni and Liveright, 1925 - First edition. A good copy at best in the publisher's black cloth. Spine cocked, hinges gently cracked, and some soiling along the extremities. Internally quite clean, despite external condition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Anderson to "Cornelia" (Cornelia Pratt Lane Anderson), the author's first wife. The two had been divorced for nearly a decade (since not long after his infamous "breakdown" in 1912) when the book came out, but she was the mother of three of Sherwood's children. Thus the economical, yet probably sincere, inscription reads: "To Cornelia, with love, Sherwood." Item 2: KIT BRANDON: Scribner's, 1936 - First edition. A good copy in the publisher's black cloth, with white titling. Worn at the spine ends, particularly at the crown, which shows some loss above the title. Internally bright and clean. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Anderson to his daughter, Marian (also called "Mimi"), and her husband, Russell: "To Russell and Marion Spear, with love, Sherwood Anderson." Item 3: NO SWANK: Centaur, 1934 - First edition. A good copy at best in the publisher's balck cloth. Shallow insect damage to a few parts o the cloth, and more serious damage to the front free endpaper. On that leaf is this inscription from Anderson: "For Russell and Mimi. Christmas. 1934. Sherwood Anderson." (The insect damage approaches the inscription, and may have cut off the last two or three letters of his signature, but the rest of the inscription is perfectly legible.) Item 4: SHERWOOD ANDERSON'S NOTEBOOK. Boni and Liveright, 1926 - Limited edition, and, in place of the number is written "presentation copy." A good copy only, with soiling to the spine, general wear to cloth, and foxing to the endpapers. SIGNED by Anderson both on the limitation page, and on the front free endpaper, with this inscription to his daughter: "To Miss Marian Anderson, a birthday gift from her father on his birthday, September 13, 1931, Sherwood Anderson." Item 5: WINESBURG, OHIO. This is a Modern Library reprint, in bindng style 5.1 (per Toledano), which dates the printing to about 1930, although the only date on the copyright page states 1919. Overall good at best in the publisher's brown cloth flexible boards stamped in gilt. The last few leaves are torn with old tape repairs, affecting text. The front hinge is thinly cracked and the half-title page has an old tape repair, as well. With these unfortunate flaws and the missing dust jacket, this would be essentially a worthless book, however this one is boldly and wonderfully SIGNED by Anderson on the half-title page. As noted above, there are tape repairs around that leaf, but the signature is completely unaffected. There is an old bookseller ticket, partially torn, on the rear paste-down, and a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. An entirely unsophisticated and rather worn example, but this work remains Anderson's great literary triumph, and signed copies of this title are uncommon, regardless of edition. Housed in a brand-new custom-made clamshell box, in quarter yellow calf and yellow-gold cloth. The association copies were acquired from an experienced and respected book dealer, who in turn purchased them from a descendant of Marian Anderson. All in all, a set of Sherwood Anderson inscriptions, in sincerely regrettable condition, but still intact, shelf-worthy, and representing a decent cross-section of his literary works. Suited for anyone building a Sherwood Anderson collection, or any collector of modern first editions who prizes the uniqueness of an inscription over the condition of any particular book.

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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Astrophotometer Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 4147, From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

      Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson Observatory, Pasadena Circa 1920/1940 1925 - Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately 14" X 10 3/4". Fine. Black Images On Grey Background, With Cross Lines. [This Came With A Series Of Very Similar Astrophotographs Of Same Subject, Of Which One Was Annotated At Edges, "4147 Center, Red And P. E. Standards / 100" Astrophotometer Orientation"; "N" At Top Of Astrophotograph, Red Ink Quadrant Numbers; All Annotations On This And The Other Photographs Appear To Be In Hand Of Edwin P. Hubble, But Not Signed By Hubble. Stamp Of Mount Wilson And Palomar Obervatories On Verso, "Object: Ngc 4147 / /Telescope Ph-711-S, Remarks 100 Orient". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Great Gatsby

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1925. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. All Points Present. Dated 1925 with the Scribner's Seal. All errors in the text: Chatter on page 60, line 16. northern on page 119, line 22. It's on page 165, line 16. Away on page 165, line 29. Sick in tired on page 205, lines 9-10. Union Street station on page 211, lines 7-8. Blue cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning, name at the endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first issue with all six textual points. The most profoundly American novel of its time, The Great Gatsby (1925) centers on Jay Gatsby, a self-made Midwesterner of considerable wealth, who is betrayed by his own dreams, which have been nurtured by a meretricious society. Octavo. Original dark bluish green cloth binding, with gilt and blind-stamped titles. The contents are lightly browned, with a few faint spots and smudges. The rear hinge is cracked. The gilt titles are rubbed and only somewhat legible, with some fraying to the corners and tips. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell box. Bruccoli A11.1.a.

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        Building Plans for an Indoor Garden and Entertainment Structure on the Corner of Market St. and 8th St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, Circa 1925.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 14" x 24". 4 sheets. Current address possibly 201 Market St. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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      Albin Michel 1925-1927, Paris - Five volume set, being number XLVIII of 100, printed on Hollande van Gelder after 12 on Japon (Ritter 32). Typographic wrappers (26 cm. tall), printed in red and black, well-preserved in later glassines, with some bumping to corners and aome browning to spines of first and third volumes. Professional repair to front hinge of fifth volume. Some foxing to handful of margins, not affecting plates. With 666 woodcuts by Masereel, many full page. Title pages printed in red and black; text printed in black with red borders. Contents across five volumes being: 281; 345; 270; 290; and 333 pages. Rolland's prophetic pre-WWI Bildungsroman is here revisited in the Weimar era, richly-illustrated by his good friend Masereel. Possibly one of Masereel’s most subtle works as illustrator, with his 666 images resting quite reverential to the text. A remarkably fresh set of the fine van Gelder printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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