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        JUNGLE PEACE (1925 FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION STATED, ML#30.2) SIGNED by William Beebe, GUIANA PICTURE TROPICAL Splendor & Mystery tells of Birds, Beasts, Plants & Insects with accuracy of Scientist

      MODERN LIBRARY, with 95 cents on DJ Spine BTM, 1925. ,SIGNED by William Beebe, Forward by Theodore Roosevelt, 95 Cents Inner DJ Flap ,HBDJ, 1925, STATED 1ST Modern Library EDITION,FINE-/GOOD-, VERY EARLY Dustjacket with 265 Titles on inside & Back of DJ & 95 cents & Pre ZipCode Coupon on Back DJ .DJ SPINE Foxed with Long Crease , Beautiful and very special little book. Brown Leatherette cvr with gilt Title on Spine cvr Bright condition is Fine Minus, the spine is straight and the hinge and binding are Fine-. The hinge is tight There is nice dark top stain, but with Small Stain, This has no bleed on to the pages. The leatherette is a bit dry around the edges, yet there are no cracks. Slight bowing along the ends. The endpapers are wonderful. There is a small rectangular book label on the BACK of the right side endpaper near the spine. Jacket is in Good Minus condition, toning front/spine/back and along the folds. LARGE chip at the back at the top edge at the spine. Nicks are the corners, and chips along the edges. There is a 1/8 in. vertical closed tear along the back fold. Beebe American Naturalist, Ornithologist, Marine Biologist, Entomologist, Explorer, and Author;,GUIANA PICTURE TROPICAL Splendor & Mystery tells of Birds, Beasts, Plants & Insects with accuracy of Scientist BROWN Leatherette In EARLY DJ WITH RED BANDS AT TOP & BTM FRONT & in Middle front of DJ Blurb by Theodore Roosevelt, Modern Library gets a new look: Flying girl with torch bearer colophon (designed by Lucien Bernard) used for first time on cover and title page of Jungle Peace by William Beebe, the first ML title bought by Cerf & Klopfer. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        THE UNITED STATES CENTS OF THE YEARS 1801-1802-1803

      Detroit, 1925. 4to, original brown cloth, gilt. 85, (1) pages; 5 fine photographic plates; addition slip tipped in on page 73. Green silk marker with the cardboard cent gauge present. A few authorial annotations in pencil; additional pencil annotations in another hand. Loosely laid in are the July 1931 photographic supplemental plate describing and depicting new 1801 varieties and the January 1928 photographic supplemental plate describing and depicting a new 1803 variety. Inscribed to Robert C. Slone by the author on a front blank. A fine copy. One of the major pre-Sheldon works on U.S. large cents; scarce with both supplementary plates. Concerning Newcomb and this work, Dr. Sheldon wrote: "during the first quarter of the twentieth century and until his death in 1945, Howard R. Newcomb was so closely identified with the big cents that to mention cents was to mention Newcomb... The United States Cents of the Years 1801-1802-1803 ... marks a milestone in the cent literature. Approaching a field which had been left almost in chaos by the Doughty book, Newcomb assembled a vast quantity of numismatic material, ordered and reordered it, finally set up a new classificational system and a list which seemed adequate; and after testing the new list for upwards of a decade, published. The verdict of time on this work has been favorable." About as nice a copy as one will ever see. Davis 745. Voted as one of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society's "One Hundred Greatest Items of United States Numismatic Literature."

      [Bookseller: Kolbe & Fanning]
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        [Photo Album]: Souvenir of Cuba

      Cuba. 1925. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". String-tied black cloth over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 12 sepia toned silver gelatin photographs measuring 7.5" x 9.5", some with captions. Near fine photo album with near fine or better photographs. According to an Inscription, a photo album compiled for famed Czech violinist, Jan Kubelik, after a tour in Cuba in March of 1925. The album contains 12 professionally taken 7.5" x 9.5" photographs depicting notable sites in Cuba. Some of these include Havana Harbor, La Cabana Fort, Prado Street, and Malecon Avenue. The photos show large views of the city's central park and a landscape photo with the Havana skyline in the distance. One photo shows a lovely scene of the Cauto River lined in palm trees as well as the Almendares River and a village of thatched huts from Pinar del Rio.Jan Kubelik was a Czech violinist and composer who wrote and performed up until his death in 1940. His 1925 tour was a major trip planned after taking time off during World War I. When planning a tour he would often head to the United States and Canada with side trips to Mexico and Cuba. This album was created as a souvenir by Juan Torroella to commemorate his 1925 tour.A wonderful collection of large photographs of Cuba with an interesting association. .

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

      

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        [Photo Album]: Hunting and Fishing in New England and Canada 1925-1930

      Oblong octavo. Measuring 11.75" x 7.25". String-tied flexible cloth with "Photographs" stamped on the top board. Modest edgewear on the boards, near fine. Contains 272 black and white gelatin silver photographs. Images are various sizes between 1.75" x 2.75" and 3.25" x 4.75", mostly mounted between three and six to a page; one addition 6" x 9" photo on the last page is of a mounted buck . One or two have fallen out or are otherwise lacking, but clearly the album hasn't been pillaged. A few are faded, most are near fine or better. The vast majority are captioned. A beautifully composed and photographed album of hunting and fishing trips in Canada (Quebec, Ontario), and many locations in New England, and the Adirondacks between 1925 and 1930, with one trip to Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia. Most of the trips seemed to be month or even season-long family trips and are dominated by the proud display of catches of fish and game. Locations are clearly identified, including Lake Chaplain and Bingham Fall, Vermont; Vanderwhacker Mountain and Lake Placid, New York; Lac La Croix and Lac Rognon in Canada; to name a few. While there are many typical camping scenes, the majority are of people in the field, with catches of minks, rabbits, bucks, and various fish proudly displayed by both male and female sporting folk. An unusually nice, well-captioned and finely realized subject specific album. .

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

      New York: Dingwall-Rock, Ltd.,, 1925. 17 volumes, octavo (219 x 152 mm). Finely bound by Stikeman in red half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Black and white frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout with captioned tissue guards, decorative chapter headings. An excellent set. The Beaux Art edition limited to 1250 numbered sets of which this is number 204. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WASHINGTON

      The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA 1925 - 8vo. cloth, illustration inlaid on front cover, illustrated endpapers, in box with illustrated cover. 399+(1) pages. First edition (Schoonover, Smith, and Dean 1274, 1276-7, 1277a-o, 1289, 1296al-ar, 1301, 1315-1318). Presentation by illustrator Frank E. Schoonover on front free endpaper with a two inch sketch of a man in a canoe. Preface by the author, table of contents, list of illustrations. Cover inlay, endpapers, frontispiece, chapter headers, and seven color plates in text by Frank E. Schoonover. Poem by James Russell Lowell precedes text. Box worn, one side separated. cloth, illustration inlaid on front cover, illustrated endpapers, in box with illustrated cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        OIL-FIELD EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR OIL-FIELD PROSPECTORS AND OPERATORS, WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED A DISCUSSION OF THE ORIGIN AND DISTRIBUTION OF PETROLEUM, AND NOTES ON OIL-FIELD LEGISLATION AND CUSTOMS. IN TWO VOLUMES, 1). OIL-FIELD PRINCIPLES---- 2). OIL-FIELD PRACTICE

      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1925., 1925. First edition. First edition. Thick 8vo. Volume I: Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges, titles and decorations stamped in gold gilt on the spine, blind stamped publisher's device on the front cover, xxiv, 546 [2] pp., plus 32 pages of Index and 40 pages of oil-related advertisements, preface, frontispiece, illustrated, tables, maps, all edges speckled red, index, advertisements. Tiny closed tear to top edge of front fly leaf, penciled name on front fly leaf, former owner's name stamp on front pastedown sheet, else a near fine, bright, tight, clean copy. Volume II: Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges, titles and decorations stamped in gold gilt on the spine, blind stamped publisher's device on the front cover, xxiv, 547 - 1177 [1] pp., plus 32 pages of Index and 40 pages of oil-related advertisements, preface, frontispiece, illustrated, tables, maps, all edges speckled red, appendix, index, advertisements. Former owner's name stamp on front pastedown sheet, else a near fine, bright, tight, clean copy. The name stamped in each volume is Henry B. Milner, Consulting Geologist & Petroleum Technologist. A large guide to oil production and exploration written by Thompson, an early pioneer in international oil production whose 60 year career took him to Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and North & South America. This two volume guide covers a huge range of the oil industry from the history and distribution of oil through the development of oil production in nearly every region of the world. Also includes information and instruction on a variety of oil extraction methods. Heavily illustrated throughout with photographs, figures, tables, and maps (some double-page and folded). Each volume contains 40 pages of oil-related advertisements. Swanson page 18 says "Accounts of principal oil fields, with maps; leasing; petroleum legislation, customs, usages; principles of refining; properties of crude oil and products; engineering problems; oil field equipment. Author is well-known British petroleum consultant." A handsome set, bright, tight clean copies and each volume in near fine condition. Exceptional copies.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Le Songe d'une femme. Roman familier. Gravures au burin de J.-E. LABOUREUR.

      Camille Bloch éd, Paris 1925 - Paris, Camille Bloch éd., 1925, in-12, couverture rose éditeur rempliée, titre imprimé en noir sur le premier plat. Ce roman prend la forme d'un échange de correspondance où l'amour a le premier rôle. "Elle est fort belle : cela fait sa fierté, non son bonheur (.). Il est préférable de ne pas aimer une femme pour être charnellement heureux avec elle". Les burins de J.-E. LABOUREUR accompagnent avec grâce ces tribulations. L'un des acteurs y forme le souhait d'être "de ces romanciers dont les livres sont les compagnons de lit des incomprises et des délaissées". Tirage limité à 430 exemplaires numérotés et 25 exemplaires marqués de A à Z. Tous sur vélin d'Arches à forme. Un des 385 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres arabes. Petites usures et insolations à la couverture, fines piqûres éparses, léger report des couvertures sur les gardes. Manque la chemise et l'étui, infimes usures aux coiffes et dos très légèrement insolé. "Edition recherchée et cotée" (Carteret IV, 193 ; Monod I, 5637, p.785). Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        GREAT GATSBY

      New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1925. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with “chatter”on p. 60, line 16, “northern” on p. 119, line 22, “it’s” on p. 165, line 16, “away” on p. 165, line 29, “sick in tired” on p. 205, lines 9-10, and “Union Street station” on p. 211, lines 7-8. 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, and lettered in blind on the upper cover. 218 pp. A very attractive copy, the cloth with no fading, dark and rich green, the gilt just a bit mellowed as is normal, only very minor evidence of any age, internally clean and fresh, all solid and sound, hinges firm and endpaper’s fine. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Fitzgerald's most highly acclaimed novel and one of the most iconic American novels of the 20th century. THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, relates a tale of life, love, infidelity and death among the rich and beautiful residents of Long Island. It has become recognized as a sensitive and symbolic treatment of the themes of modern life, conveying with irony and pathos the legend of the “American Dream”

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        The Great Gatsby.

      Charles Scribners, New York 1925 - First edition, first state with "chatter" p.60, "northern" p.119, "sick in tired" p.205, and "Union Street station" p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In near fine condition, with the gilt lettering to the spine bright, light rubbing to the endpaper. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it" (Modern Movement 48). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        LI von H. M. Weiss. Begleitet durch Radierungen / Aquarelle und Handzeichnungen von Emil Orlik.

      Berlin, Eigenbrödler Verlag, o. J. (1925). - Mit 5 Radierungen von E. Orlik und 24 tls. farb. Abb. 2 Bl., 78 S., 2 Bl. Reliefgepr. OLdr. (Gelenke und Kanten beschabt). Erste Ausgabe. – Eins von 850 Ex. (Gesamtaufl.: 1000) mit der Nr. 144, entgegen der Angabe im Druckvermerk nicht von Orlik sign. – Slg. von Kritter IV/9. – Gelenke tls. leicht angebrochen, leicht gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni Muenchen]
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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribners, 1925. First edition, first state. Sheilah Graham's copy with her signature to the front free endpaper. Graham, one of the most influential gossip columnists in Hollywood, is remembered today as the last lover of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, their relationship through her autobiographical account of that period, Beloved Infidel, a best-seller, which was also made into a film. In her youth, she was a freelance writer for Fleet Street in London, and had published several short stories and two novels. These early experiences would converge in her career in Hollywood, that spanned nearly four decades, as a successful columnist and author. In a letter from May 1940 to S.J. Perelman, Fitzgerald invited him to visit, promising "Sheilah will be with me, just as merry as can be, to greet you on the porch with a julep" (Letters, Turnbull, ed., 1963). Little more than six months later it was Graham who would find Fitzgerald at home dead of a heart attack. Bruccoli A11.1.a; Connolly, The Modern Movement 48.with "chatter" p.60, "northern" p.119, "sick in tired" p.205, and "Union Street station" p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In fine condition, with the gilt lettering to the spine bright. A significant association. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it" (Modern Movement 48).

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        Fünf Episoden. Mit zehn Originallithographien von Josèphe Verheyen.

      Wien, Eros-Presse, 1925. - Groß-Folio. 2 Bll., 20 S., 1 Bl. Mit 10 Orig.-Lithographien in Rötel. Farbiger Orig.-Pappband mit durchzogenen Bünden, Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Deckelvignette. 1. Druck der Eros-Presse. - Eins von 800 num. Exemplaren. Die im Druckvermerk genannten Vorzugsausgaben (200 Ex.) sind nicht erschienen. - Kanten gering berieben. 2. fliegender Vorsatz gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        Les chansons secrètes de Bilitis

      chez l'Artiste, Paris - Un volume in-4 plein maroquin vert ; dos mosaïqué et très ornés portant titre, auteur et date dorés ; le premier plat présentant un important décor de théâtre, formé d'encadrements de filets, de grecques et de palmettes dorés, avec, en cuir mosaïqué rose, orange et noir, deux faunes joueurs d'aulos de part et d'autre d'une colonne portant un canthare et surmontant le titre BILITIS en lettres grecques ; le second plat étant orné d'une triple roue concentrique de cuir mosaïquée et et de filets et palmettes dorés avec 4 palmettes dorées en écoinçon ; couverture et dos conservés, doubles gardes de soie rouge bordées d'encadremments dorés. Reliure d'époque de Laucournet. Ouvrage imprimé à 106 exemplaires seulement. Il comprend les textes originaux des 5 chansons censurées ou retirées de l'édition des Chansons de Bilitis de 1925 dont cet ouvrage est le complément. Il est superbement illustré de 6 eaux-fortes en couleurs dessinées et gravées par Edouard Chimot (1880-1959). L'un des 20 exemplaires sur Japon ancien comprenant un dessin original en couleurs, l'état définitif en couleurs, l'état avec remarques et le premier état des eaux-fortes. Superbe ouvrage malgré un dos légèrement insolé dans sa partie supérieure. // One volume, 4to, full dark green morocco with decorative inlays, and gilt ornaments, gilt-lettered and gilt ornate back, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in, decorative silk woven endpapers. Contemporary binding by Laucournet. Only 106 copies printed on Japan vellum paper, one of the 20 copies with 3 states of the engravings (in colour, in black with inset engravings, and the first state) and with one original drawing in colour signed by the artist. A gorgeous book. s.d. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        Clown rêveur

      1925 - Aquarelle signée et datée en bas à droite, 1926, 38,5 x 28,5 cm. André Foy (1886 Paris – 1953 Paris) était un peintre et un dessinateur. Il débute par du portrait-charge mais peint aussi des assiettes, décors et costumes de théâtre. Il illustre Alexandre, Arnoux, Courteline et publie quelques albums pour enfants et « Célébrités du café-concert ». Il est membre des Humoristes et expose à l’Araignée, aux Indépendants et dans des salons de peintures. Il travailla pour de nombreux journaux tels que La vie Parisienne, Le Frou-frou, le Canard Enchaîné, La Gazette du Bon Ton, Marianne ou encore Le Petit Parisien (Dico-solo page 236). Un clown est assis sur une chaise, et semble perdu dans ses pensées. Il porte un costume noir, avec un col et un chapeau rouge ainsi qu'un masque blanc. Les tons sont gris, le col et le chapeau rouge mettent néanmoins une touche de couleur dans cette aquarelle. Oeuvre originale

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        Gesammelte Werke in sechs Bänden. 6 Bände.

      Albert Langen, München 1925 - Zusammen 4932 Seiten. Handgebundene grüne Halblederbände mit je 2 schwarzen sowie einem gelben, goldgeprägten Leder-Rückenschildchen, pergamentverstärkten Ecken, mit Japanpapier bezogenen Spiegeln und Vorsatzpapieren, handgefertigtem grauem Marmorpapier auf den Deckeln sowie farbigem Kopfschnitt. Die hinteren Vorsatzpapiere jeweils mit kleinem Buchbinder-Werkstattstempel der "Kunstbuchbinderei Ernst Schultze, Düsseldorf." Es handelt sich um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Die maßgebliche Dünndruckausgabe der Werke Dauthendeys liegt hier in einem ungewöhnlich schönen, vom Buchbinder signierten Handeinband vor. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        The Great Gatsby

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1925 - First issue, with the four main issue points present: 1) pg. 60, line 16 "chatter" 2) pg. 119, line 22 "northern" 3) pg. 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired" 4) pg. 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station." A Very Good + copy with touches of wear at the spine ends and light mottling of the cloth on the front board. Internal contents gernally in excellent condition, although with a small stain on pages 4-5 and a previous owner's name erased from the front paste-down a bit aggressively.Despite its grand stature today, the book was a commercial failure during Fitzgerald's lifetime, much to the author's surprise and disappointment. Fitzgerald had felt the power of the novel and believed that it was a work of mature artistry. Modern scholars and readers agree and now "Gatsby" is a keystone of any modern first collection. Very Good +. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Lifework of Frank Lloyd Wright in 7 single issues.

      Publ. C.A. Mees, 1925-'26., Santpoort,, - Orig.wrappers in black/red, Japanese binding, cover after a design by Wijdeveld. The 7 numbers consist of more than 200 ills.,floorplans, drawings.Title page after a design by Frank Lloyd Wright. An introduction by architect H.Th. Wijdeveld and many articles by famous European architects and American writers. Condition: Original raffia bindings and covers in excellent condition. Interior very good. On covers and inside decent stamp! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia dell'arte italiana. Volume IX. La pittura del cinquecento. Parte I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.

      Milano, Hoepli, 1925/1934, sette volumi in-8vo grande, brossura originale con copertine illustrate a colori (di Edoardo Gioia), pp. XXIX-914 con 684 incisioni in fototipografiia nel testo e 8 tavole a colori fuori testopp. XXX-888 con 684 incisioni in fototipografiia nel testo e 8 tavole a colori fuori testopp. XXIX-1001 con 873 incisioni in fototipiapp. XXXIII-1069 con 743 incisioni in fototipografia nel testopp. XLIV-1331 con 910 incisioni in fototipografia nel testopp. XLV-939 con 559 incisioni in fototipografia nel testopp. XL-956 con 586 incisioni in fototipografia nel testopp. LVII-1213 con 677 incisioni in fototipografia nel testo. Complessivamente 5.989 illustrazioni e 16 tavole a colori fuori testo. Collana "Storia dell'arte italiana". Si tratta dell'intera sezione, completa, dedicata alla pittura del Cinquecento. Qualche strappo alle copertine ed ai dorsi dei primi volumi

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        The Later Ceramic Wares of China - being the Blue and White, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, Monochromes, etc. of the K'ang Hsi, Yung Cheng, Ch'ien Lung and other Period of the Ch'ing Dynasty. DELUXE COPY IN VELLUM !!!!

      Ernest Benn, London 1925 - First edition. highlights. Quarto. Vellum with gilt tooling. Signed by R.L. Hobson. Fine. Deluxe edition of 25 copies of which this is number 19, signed by Hobson and bound in vellum.156 Pages, followed by 81 plates (many folding) of which 31 are in colour showing multiple items. A classic standard reference work on Ching dynasty porcelains, mostly from the Kangxi period and reflecting the refined taste of collectors of the late 19th and early 20th century.This edition is by far one of the scarcest of any book on Chinese porcelain. The book has clearly never been read or probably even opened as the first pages are still uncut along the edges as it came from the binders. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meijering Art Books]
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        The Book of American Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.

      4to., original cloth lettered on spine and upper board. A very good copy. First edition. Inscribed by James Johnson "For George Gershwin, Sincerely James Weldon Johnson". Howard Pollack in his George Gershwin: His Life and Work comments "Of the black artists associated with Van Vechten, Gershwin established a special closeness with brothers James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson. In earlier years, the Johnsons had been a songwriting team much like the Gershwins with attorney James Weldon the scholarly lyricist and New England Conservatory graduate J. Rosamond the well trained composer. In the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, the Johnson brothers also cultivated an interest in African American folk music. In 1925 and 1926, at the movement's zenith, they brought forth two volumes of Negro Spirituals. Each spiritual bore a dedication to some friend or hero including Booker T Washington and W.E.B, Du Bois, dedications that taken together helped chart the social terrain of the Harlem Renaissance. They dedicated "In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin'" (In the Second Volume) to Gershwin who was, with Percy Grainger and Fritz Kreisler, one of the small number of white composers so honoured...James Weldon, on hearing of Gershwin's death, sent Ira a telegram stating, "America has lost a great composer. Personally I feel his loss as a friend." The importance of Negro spirituals on Gershwin is readily apparent. In 1925, the year this book was published, he declared "I think it [Jazz Opera] should be a Negro opera, almost a Negro 'Scheherazade'. Negro, because it is not incongruous for a Negro to live jazz. It would not be absurd on the stage. The mood could change from ecstasy to lyricism plausibly because the Negro has so much of both in his nature. That type of opera could not, I am afraid, be done at the Metropolitan. It is a typically opera comique venture. I would like to see it put on with a Negro cast. Artists trained in the old tradition could not sing such music, but Negro singers could. It would be a sensation as well as an innovation." Pollack again comments, "Throughout the remainder of 1925, Gershwin occasionally voiced his intention of writing an opera for African American singers, adding that Carl Van Vechten was helping him find "a suitable libretto". "I shall certainly write an opera", he stated in the fall. "I shall write it for niggers. Blacks sing beautifully. They are always singing; they have it in their blood. They have jazz in their blood too, and I have no doubt that they will be able to do full justice to a jazz opera." The gestation of Gershwin's 'jazz opera' into Porgy and Bess did not see fulfilment until the 1930's. "The opera's distinctive absorbtion of African American oratory and music underpins its great individuality, including allusions to a wide range of black popular music from W.C. Handy to Cab Calloway; and black folk music, from street cries and children's ditties to, above all, the Negro spiritual, which informs not only many of the opera's songs and choruses but its recitatives as well."

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        A Gallery of Children.

      Large 4to. Original white buckram illustrated with gilt vignette to upper cover, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, printed on fine hand-made paper; pp. [iv], 5-105; illustrated title-page and 12 charming coloured plates in Art Deco style; a fine copy preserved in truly exceptional condition, both externally and internally, bar light spotting to the endpapers. First edition: copy number 4 of a total limitation of only 500 (of which only 485 were for sale), signed by Milne.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Quoks.

      Large 4to. Original cream pictorial boards, pictorial alphabet endpapers in blue and black; pp. [iv], 5-62 [ii]; with pictorial title-page, illustrated panelled borders throughout, 6 fine and glorious coloured plates and a total of 24 intricately detailed images in black and white; an excellent copy, externally just faintly dusted and rubbed to fore-corners, internally fine and pristine. First U.K. edition; issued a year after the U.S. first.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Faust. Eine Tragödie. Mit Radierungen von Arthuir Kampf.

      im Eigenbrödler-Verlag, Berlin 1925 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Berlin im Eigenbrödler-Verlag 1925. 35,8x27 cm. 1 w. Bl., 179 S., 1 S., 1 Bl.; 1 w. Bl., 265 S., 1 S., 1 Bl., 1 w. Bl. Mit 24 signierten Originalradierungen von Arthur Kampf. Roter Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckelvignette und Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, reicher Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt. Eines von 500 numerierten und von Kampf im Kolophon signierten Exemplaren auf Johann-Wilhelm-Bütten (GA 650 Ex.). Bei diesem Exemplar sind ,wie bei der Vorzugsausgabe in 150 Exemplaren, alle 24 Radierungen handschriftlich signiert. - Satz und Titelzeichnung von Marcus Behmer. - Hinterdeckel mit Lederabrieb. Schnitt und nur sehr wenige Seitenränder schwach stockfleckig. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Sprache: Deutsch Roter Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckelvignette und Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, reicher Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Les Jeunes Mariés".

      1925 - Aquarelle signée en bas à gauche, [1925], 20.5x22 cm, encadrée. Dans un salon, à décor Napoléon III, une jeune mariée montre à son mari son alliance. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Annals of an Active Life. 2 Volumes.

      Doran, New York. 1925 - 694pp, 32 illustrations. Early days saw present at Tel-el-Kebir, Soudan, Ceylon, 2nd South African, WW1 then onto service as the last British commander serving in Ireland before Indepedence. Bookplate and signature to both volumnes of Brigadier Cecil Valentine Stockwell DSO. Light wear to cloth, labels are a little rubbed. 1.8kg. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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        Koksende Hure. Lithographie.

      1925 - Signiert "Gangolf". Im Stein signiert, datiert und betitelt. Kräftiger Druck auf Maschinenbütten. Söhn HDO 72718-7. Eines von 100 Exemplaren. Blatt 7 aus Die Schaffenden, V. Jarhgang, 2. Mappe, 1926. - Der jüdische Künstler Paul Gangolf, eigentlich Paul Loewy, war Autodidakt und schuf neben Gemälden vor allem grafische Arbeiten. Ab 1914 entstanden erste expressionistische Holzschnitte, in denen Gangolf unter anderem seine Erlebnisse als Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg verarbeitete. Zu Beginn der 1920er Jahre veröffentlichte er mehrere Mappenwerke. Neben der 1923 entstandenen Mappe ›Großstadt‹ gehört die im Malikverlag erschienene Serie ›Metropolis‹ zu seinen wichtigsten Werken. Gangolf wurde von Gustav Schiefler gefördert und Schiefler plante ein Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphiken Ganglofs zu erstellen. Durch den Tod Schieflers konnte dieses Projekt nicht umgesetzt werden. - Ganz wenig gebräuntes Papier, zu den Rändern hin ein klein wenig stärker. Die oberen Blattkanten teilweise mit ganz schwachen Stauchspuren und minimal angestaubt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 32,5 x 26,3 cm. Papier: 41 x 30,8 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        La vengeance d'une femme

      Paris: La Connaissance, 1925. Ed. numérotée. Couverture souple. Très bon. Armand Rassenfosse. Grand in-8. 51 pages. Dos et couverture arrière refaits. Complet des 13 aquatintes dont 9 hors-texte. (Monod, 951).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion]
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        A Warning To The Curious and other Ghost Stories

      London: Edward Arnold. 1925., 1925. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.200. Publisher's oatmeal cloth in original dust-wrapper with a haunting illustration by Gilbert James, depicting a corpse hanging from a gallows on a moorland hillside. No inscriptions, book has a slight lean. Fragile price-clipped jacket with a few minor chips and a couple of old tape marks/mends, plus a few small tears to folds. A very good copy of an extremely scarce book in dust-wrapper. Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge and later Eton School. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.'

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        MALEREI, PHOTOGRAPHIE, FILM. BAUHAUSBÜCHER NO. 8.

      Munich: Albert Langen, 1925. First edition. Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo. 8vo., 133 pp., 74 illustrations. Although there is no visible staining from moisture, there is very light cockling on a portion of the lower edge at the gutter; occasional spots of foxing on the blank margin of some text leaves. Bound in yellow cloth, titled and decorated in red. A near fine and bright copy; however, lacking the illustrated dust jacket. In this work Moholy-Nagy proposes the possibilities that are exemplified in his oft quoted statement that "the illiterate of the future will be ignorant of camera and pen alike." Design and typography by Moholy-Nagy. Includes photos by: Stieglitz, Man Ray, Renger-Patzsch, Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Hannah Höch. Paul Citroen, et al. This is the rare first edition, published two years before the more common second edition.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Beiträge zur Geschichte und zur Landes- und Volkskunde der Altmark. Stendaler Beiträge Band V und VI. 2 Bände

       Altmärkische Verlagsanst. u. Trommler-Verlag, Stendal, 1925-1930 und 1931-1937. 446 u. 490 S. mit einigen Abb., Halbleinen der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Herausgegeben im Auftrage des Altmärkischen Museumsvereins zu Stendal - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Landeskunde Deutschland,Archäologie und frühe Geschichte

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        Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

      Cambridge u.a., University Press, 1925-1975. Bände 23 - 78 + Author-Index für die Bände 1-60 in 54 Bänden und 1 Heft. 8°. Schwarze Leinenein- und Halbleineneinbände (47) und Graue Halbleineneinbände (7) Titel rückseitig gestmpelt. Einbände leicht berieben und Buchschnitte leicht angestaubt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        The Informer (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First American Edition. INSCRIBED in the year of publication by the author on the front endpaper: "To Mrs. Norman / from / Liam O'Flaherty / Sept 27th 1925." The author's landmark first novel, a Haycraft Queen cornerstone, and basis for two films, one in 1929 and a better one in 1935 directed by John Ford with Victor MacLaglen in the lead. Publisher's black cloth. Very Good lacking the scarce dust jacket. Slightly shaken and somewhat cocked, some spotting to the top page edges, else clean and presentable, with color design on the front board and spine completely intact.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        COLE BROS. CIRCUS PRESENTS KEN MAYNARD, THE SCREEN'S GREATEST WESTERN STAR AND CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS.

      N.P.: Erie Litho & printing, n.d. (ca 1925)., 1925. First edition. Sheet measures 21" x 28" and his backed with a stiff foam composite. There is a small amount of paper removal at the lower boarder from where a pasted showdate was probably removed, and a small closed tear at top right, but generally quite attractive and suitable for framing. A dramatic showpiece from Maynard's touring days as a Western Rodeo Cowboy Star. He was also quite famous as a Western Movie Star and his movie career began in the silent films in 1923 and continued on into the talking movies until his last film in 1970. He appeared in more than 90 films. He died in 1973. Before the movies he was a trick rider with the Buffalo Bill Show and was discovered there by William Randolph Hearst. He's pictured here riding his famous horse, Tarzan.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Mit vollen Segeln. Erinnerungen an Selbsterlebtes und Selbsterschautes. / Insulinde. Erinnerungen an Poataus Erlebnisse in Sumatra in den Jahren 1895 bis 1905. Indische Skizzen. / "Zickzack" Kreuz und quer durch Südamerika. / In Busch und Steppe. Erlebnisse eines Kamerunkämpfers aus den letzten Jahren unserer Kolonie.

      Stendal, Otto Busch, 1892 / 1922 / 1922 / 1925. - Konvolut von 4 seltenen Schriften von Conrad Harder, gebunden in ein Halbleinwand, durchgängig paginiert, zus. 214 Seiten mit einigen photographischen Abbildungen. Einband leicht gewölbt, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Mit dazu: Ein handschr. Briefkarte von Harder, datiert 24. Dez. 1925, dem Buch als Weihnachtsgeschenk beigegeben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Henry Cabot Lodge: A Biographical Sketch

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1925 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "Elihu Root, with the thanks and kind regards of William Lawrence, May 4, 1925," on the front endpaper. ---- The recipient, Elihu Root, who served as secretary of war and secretary of state under McKinley and Roosevelt, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge was on intimate terms with the Bishop of Massachusetts William Lawrence, Roosevelt, and Root. Roosevelt considered Root "the greatest intellectual force in American life since Lincoln." A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Picture of Dorian Gray. With an Introduction by Osbert Burdett. Authorized Edition with Illustrations by Henry Keen. [First Edition illustrated by Keen]. FIRST KEEN EDITION: NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      John Lane The Bodley Head,, [1925]. 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with frontispiece, title in blue and black, 11 fine plates, decorations throughout the text, and pictorial endpapers; black cloth, upper board with double frame border enclosing elaborate art-nouveau motif of butterfly and flower, backstrip elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt top, uncut, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper repeating board and backstrip motifs in green on black. With 6pp publisher's catalogue at end. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION, THE MORE SO WITH UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Lingual Exercises for advanced Vocabularians

      

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        The Painted Veil

      

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        Sonnets from the Portuguese

      

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