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        Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

      Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1925-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1925. 211 p. First edition, first impression. About Very Good condition. No jacket. Clean text with no owner inscriptions, etc. and sharp gilt stamping. Spine sunned, foxing to endpapers. Front hinge starting. Tolkien translated the text and compiled the extensive glossary the rear of this volume. An early, scholarly work by the famous author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Der Prozess (The Trial)

      Berlin, Verlag Die Schmiede. 1925, 1925. First Edition in German. 8vo. Fine in publisher's dark green cloth, very minor edgewear. In a fabulously fragile black, white and blue dust-wrapper with very minor edgewear and chipping and a 1.5cm triangle of loss to the base of the spine just below three small holes. The front and rear panels are robust and bright but the spine panel is toned and dry. Two items of publisher's promotional material are loosely inserted. Internally bright and fresh. A major highspot, particularly scarce in a wrapper. This particular novel can be seen on a myriad of different levels, superficially as a cautionary tale of beaurocracy run amok, but also as a sensitive investigation into the manner in which individuals have to fight to retain (or even attain) their own sense of identity and destiny in the midst of a universe which is, largely (well, pretty much completely if you happen to be a bookdealer), absurd and insane. A fabulously good copy of a very important work from an author now widely considered to by one of the most original and influential fiction writers of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Informer

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1925. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. 272 pages, 8vo, olive-green cloth, dust wrapper. London: Jonathan Cape, 1925. First Edition. A near fine copy (edges foxed; bookplate) in a brilliant dust wrapper. Presentation copy, Dec. 5th, 1925 "To J.R. Highton Esq. with the compliments of Liam O'Flaherty." A Haycroft-Queen cornerstone, the basis for a film, and a difficult book to find in any condition.

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        JÜDISCHER ALMANACH AUF DAS JAHR 5686

      Prague: Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael, 1925. Very Good. Digest sized, in gray wrappers printed in black and gold. Paper loss to the spine ends; half an inch at the crown and 1.5 inches at the base with some attendant tearing and creasing, though wrappers are still very firmly attached. Covers with a few very shallw chips and some diagonal creasing. Bookplate of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction on the inside of the front wrapper, with two small ink stamps in Hebrew on the preliminary pages. Text edges browned with a little softening to corner tips, though internally clean. About Very Good, with the binding sound and all pages intact. The JÜDISCHER ALMANACH was a yearbook of sorts printed in German and Hebrew, published for the Zionist community in Prague. Circulation would have been small, given that the majority of Jews in Prague at that time period would have been fully assimilated. The ALMANACH contains a variety of information relevant to orthodox Jewish life: tables documenting feast days and those for fasting, details concerning the population of Jews in various European cities, charts chronicling the feast days, fast days, and high holy days throughout the year, a chart detailing how many bar mitzvah's took place, and 14 pages of advertisments for Jewish businesses. There are several pages with black and white photos of Palestine, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and other cities within the Holy Land. The majority of the ALMANACH is dedicated to a variety of essays, fiction, and notable events which took place in Jewish communities around the world. Notably, it contains a short piece by Franz Kafka entitled "Tagebuchnotizen über ein jüdisches Theaterensemble," a diary entry concerning an experience he had with a Jewish theater troop, published just one year after his death. Also contains a 12 page piece entitled "Rëubeni und Molcho" by Kafka's friend and literary executor Max Brod, a chapter excerpt from his (then) forthcoming novel, as well as a short piece entitled "Pech" (Misfortune) by Sholem Aleichem. Rare; OCLC locates a single copy in the Czech Republic's National Library. While it is certainly an obscure and interesting Kafka item, more importantly, it is an incredible social document about orthodox Jewish life prior to the war years, as well as the Zionist community in Prague and the surrounding regions. Given its fragility and the fact that it survived the horror of the war years, we find it nothing short of miraculous.

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        The Velveteen Rabbit

      George H Doran Company [c. 1925], New York - Original color pictorial paper covered boards with illustrations on covers, endpapers and 10 full-page color plates (7 credited, as three of these are double-page). Printed on laid paper. Scarce First American Edition. Larger child's signature on front fly and again much smaller in pencil on half-title (neatly crossed out). A superb copy with almost no wear to the fragile paper covered boards, and fine contents, with one half-inch rubbed out patch on rear cover, else fine. Scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Faust

      London: George G. Harrap, 1925. First edition thus. 4to. Original quarter vellum, paper covered boards. Number 457 of 1000 Copies for England. Superbly illustrated by Harry Clarke with 21 full-page illustrations, eight of which are in color. Green and black illustrated endpapers, vignettes by Clarke. Top edges gilt, others deckled. A stunning copy. Fine.

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        Just So Stories

      New York, Doubleday. 1925, 1925. Childrens stories. INSCRIBED COPY. Slim Quarto. With author's illustrations throughout. Publisher's decorative red cloth boards in very good condition, with spine and upper panel of the elusive jacket remaining. With dated SIGNED inscription to title page, autographed aboard the Canadian Pacific Line steamship SS Duchess of Bedford. Fine collection of Kipling's well-known animal stories, including "How the Whale Got his Throat," "The Elephant's Child," and "The Butterfly That Stamped.". Stewart [260]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Land of Mist [in The Strand Magazine]

      George Newnes Ltd., London, June 1925-March 1926, 1925. FIRST APPEARANCE of the Professor Challenger adventure, with exclusive illustrations by Wiley (not included in book-form). 10 original Strand magazine issues, complete with the with preface in June 1926, as published in pictorial paper wraps. Some minor wear, mostly to spines as usual, a few tears in places, December has larger loss (about one third) to backstrip, otherwise a very good set, well preserved in a leather backed collector's box. The third story in the series featuring Professor George Challenger, one of the most memorable characters in speculative fiction. Doyle's other great character beside Sherlock Holmes, Challenger had already starred in two novels 'The Lost World' (1912), and 'The Poison Belt' (1913) and would later appear in 'When the World Screamed' and 'The Disintegration Machine'; Brilliant, witty, insufferable, and blessed with a booming voice and a huge black beard, Challenger is an eccentric and able champion of the human race. Given the author's preoccupation with Spritism at this time, 'The Land of Mist' turned out to be a psychic adventure. Green & Gibson A37, A41, McIlvaine D133.20. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'.

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        OUR SOUTH AMERICAN TRIP [Cover Title]

      Buenos Aires, [1925]. Very good +. Commercial oblong folio album in textured leather covers. String bound, approximately 11.5" x 15.5". Gilt titles (including Perkins' name) stamped to front. 49 leaves, 46 with photographs, postcards and various scrap materials mounted both recto and verso with final 3 pages blank. 177 black and white snapshot photographs in various sizes, most approximately 5.75” x 3.5”. Also with: 72 photographic postcards as well as several ephemeral articles including letters, business cards, hotel receipts, programs, menus, invitations, booklets, etc. Leather flaking at cover edges with a bit of dry rot. Slightly worn at page ends, a few elements apparently perished. Otherwise well preserved with contents generally very good or better. Scrapbook and photograph album belonging to Fred W. Perkins, then Chief of the Office of Motion Pictures for the United States Department of Agriculture, chronicling his trip and work as motion picture photographer for the U.S. delegation attending the first Pan American Congress of Highways, held in Buenos Aires in October, 1925 (with 14pp. program and other scrap from same present). Images begin as the party, aboard the S.S. Santa Ana, makes its way through the Panama Canal, headed south along the western coast of South America, capturing the party’s meetings with dignitaries as well as the citizens and environs of Panama City, Talara (Peru), Lima, Mollendo (Peru), Tocopilla (Chile), Antofagasta (Chile), Chanaral (Chile), Coquimbo (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires, Montevideo (Uruguay), Rosario (Brazil), Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Notable figures shown include President Chiari (Panama), President Augusto Leguia (Peru), U.S. General John J. Pershing, President Arturo Alessandri (Chile), President Marcelo T. de Alvear (Argentina), President Jose Serrato (Uruguay) and Governor Washington Luis (Sao Paulo). The album carefully records the delegation's travels, with all photographs meticulously captioned, and ends with a photo of the delegation being received by President Coolidge upon its return. The meeting was the first of many cooperative gatherings between the United States and the Central and South American countries who would come to develop the Pan-American Highway, Earth’s most vast roadway network. But for an approximately sixty-mile break along the Panama-Colombia border, it stretches continuously from Alaska, just south of the Arctic Circle, to the Southern tip of Chile, connecting all of The Americas. An extensive album of clearly captioned photographs, travel receipts, business and calling cards, programs, and the like. A important memento, with expertly crafted images of not only the delegation’s activities, but also Perkins at work as an early film documentarian.

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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Scribner's, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. All points. PO name on free endpaper, otherwise text block clean and tight. Price label ($2.00) 1" X 3/8" from "J.W. Robinson Seventh & Grand Los Angeles" on head of rear paste down end paper. Slight wear to head/tail of spine. Gilt on spine mildly faded.

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        Der Sturm. Monatschrift. 16. Jahrgang. Februar 1925. 2 Heft

      Der Sturm (Max Noster), Berlin 1925 - First edition. In original illustrated red wrappers by Hugo Scheiber. 17-32 p. and 2 plates. With a linocut by Lothar Schreyer, full page typographies and an inset page by Otto Nebel, two plates with reproductions of Hugo Scheiber (one is identical the cover illustration). With text by Herwarth Walden, Kurt Schwitters and others. Artistically restrored. In fine condition. In original illustrated red wrappers by Hugo Scheiber [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        The Life and Works of Thomas Paine. The Life by W.M. Van der Weyde; with an Introduction by T. A. Edison

      New Rochelle, NY: Thomas Paine National Historical Association, 1925., 1925. The Patriot's Edition. Complete in 10 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco with raised bands, burgundy and green title labels and gilt to spines; brown cloth boards; top edges tinted. Various portraits frontispieces of the author. Additional colour printed fly title page. A superb set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        OUR SOUTH AMERICAN TRIP [Cover Title]

      Buenos Aires, [1925]. Very good +. Commercial oblong folio album in textured leather covers. String bound, approximately 11.5" x 15.5". Gilt titles (including Perkins' name) stamped to front. 49 leaves, 46 with photographs, postcards and various scrap materials mounted both recto and verso with final 3 pages blank. 177 black and white snapshot photographs in various sizes, most approximately 5.75” x 3.5”. Also with: 72 photographic postcards as well as several ephemeral articles including letters, business cards, hotel receipts, programs, menus, invitations, booklets, etc. Leather flaking at cover edges with a bit of dry rot. Slightly worn at page ends, a few elements apparently perished. Otherwise well preserved with contents generally very good or better. Scrapbook and photograph album belonging to Fred W. Perkins, then Chief of the Office of Motion Pictures for the United States Department of Agriculture, chronicling his trip and work as motion picture photographer for the U.S. delegation attending the first Pan American Congress of Highways, held in Buenos Aires in October, 1925 (with 14pp. program and other scrap from same present). Images begin as the party, aboard the S.S. Santa Ana, makes its way through the Panama Canal, headed south along the western coast of South America, capturing the partyÂ’s meetings with dignitaries as well as the citizens and environs of Panama City, Talara (Peru), Lima, Mollendo (Peru), Tocopilla (Chile), Antofagasta (Chile), Chanaral (Chile), Coquimbo (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires, Montevideo (Uruguay), Rosario (Brazil), Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Notable figures shown include President Chiari (Panama), President Augusto Leguia (Peru), U.S. General John J. Pershing, President Arturo Alessandri (Chile), President Marcelo T. de Alvear (Argentina), President Jose Serrato (Uruguay) and Governor Washington Luis (Sao Paulo). The album carefully records the delegation's travels, with all photographs meticulously captioned, and ends with a photo of the delegation being received by President Coolidge upon its return. The meeting was the first of many cooperative gatherings between the United States and the Central and South American countries who would come to develop the Pan-American Highway, EarthÂ’s most vast roadway network. But for an approximately sixty-mile break along the Panama-Colombia border, it stretches continuously from Alaska, just south of the Arctic Circle, to the Southern tip of Chile, connecting all of The Americas. An extensive album of clearly captioned photographs, travel receipts, business and calling cards, programs, and the like. A important memento, with expertly crafted images of not only the delegationÂ’s activities, but also Perkins at work as an early film documentarian.

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        The Works of Joseph Conrad

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1925., 1925. 20 volumes; 8vo. A very handsome set in publisher's blue cloth with bright gilt titles to spines; top edges tinted; decorative end papers. Frontispiece to each volume. Very slight rubbing to extremities; occasional toning to a few spines; gilt bright. A fine, tight set in publisher's original cloth.

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        THE PROPHET BY KAHLIL GIBRAN, The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran , First Edition, STATED 4th Printing January 1925 on Copyright pg, FRONT Gold Gilt BRIGHT, SPINE GILT RUBBED

      ALFRED KNOPF , NY, Electrotyped by Vail-Ballou Press, NY, Printed & bound Plimpton Press, MA, 1925 HB NODustJacket ,1st edition, 4TH Printing, January 1925 STATED on the copyright page. Title pg shows 1925, NF BK/ GOOD CVR, NOJACKET AS-IS, Lists thru this Title on Listing pg in front of bk, 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 IN. Approx, ) Black Cloth with Gold Gilt Title & Decoration on Front of Hand Holding Fire & 7 Dancing Figures, Rub to Spine & spine edge with tiny chips Tears, Small Wrinkles & tiny stains to front & back cloth cvr , Interior Nice tight Clean Light FoX, Wear, TIGHTLY BOUND , 107 PGS + new borzoi books Spring, 1925, light bumping to the extremities. . No owner signatures, bookplates, or other marks. Sound binding and secure hinges. An intact, presentable early 1stprinting of Gibran's most enduring work. This Book was Originally First published in September, 1923.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by KAHLIL GIBRAN,.

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        Binding, Fine- Whitman Bennett] Clara Tice Illustrator: Advice on Marriage (#6 of 50 Copies)

      Tice Cunningham Press 1925 - A monumental and extremely ornate full red crushed morocco binding by Whitman Bennett consisting of elaborate gilt-stamped geometric designs, stippling, floral and weave patterns on both covers and spine. Dentelles fully covered with gilt design which has extended over the edges of the boards, gold-flecked elaborate color endpapers. Signed by both artice Clara Tice as well as publisher/printer Harry Cunningham. Etched illustrations comprising etchings made and later hand-colored by Clara Tice, a total of 14 full-page plates (with tissue guards) comprising hand-colored borders including six delicate illustrations (including title-page), others containing text within the hand-colored designs, colophon same motif at end. A one-of-a-kind production marrying Tice's delicate line and color discipline with Cunningham's fine printing and Bennett's fine bookbinding. Extremely fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Great Gatsby

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925., 39. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Crown octavo; half-title; title; dedication; 218 pp. Text shows "chatter" on page 60, line 16, "northern" page 119:22, "sick in tired" page 205:9-10, and "Union Street station" page 211:7-8. Original green cloth covers, titled in gilt to spine, without the exceptionally rare jacket. Lightly worn only, with a little toning to the gilt on the spine. A hansdome copy. Ranked #2 on the Modern Library's list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century. Bruccoli [A11]. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], also Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels, also Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        Chemins de Fer Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee Palais et Foret de Fontainebleau Excursions en autocars au depart de la gare de Fontainbleau 1er Avril - 2 Novembre 1925

      Paris.: Chemins de Fer Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee.. 1925.. Color lithographic poster, 42 x 30 1/2 inches, with linen backing (itself vintage in age). Short tears and a few areas of small paper loss to edges (all outside main image area), fraying and wear to edges of linen and paper, some soft creases from rolling, faint spot to lower left corner; the image would display very well. A gorgeous lithograph illustrated by Julien Lacaze featuring a map detailing train and autocar routes and "Curiosites" around Fontainebleau, bordered by an illustration of the Chateau at Fontainebleau at the top and forest at the sides and bottom. The poster advertises bus excursions to the Palace and Forest of Fontainebleau, leaving Fontainbleau station from April 1 to November 2 1925. "32173" printed at lower left under image, "Soc. an. de. l'Imp. Maulde et Renou, Paris 34308" printed at lower right under image. Text in French. .

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        SOME NEW LETTERS AND WRITINGS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Collected and edited by Sanki Ichikawa.

      Tokyo 1925, - Kenkyusha. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. Black cloth,430pages, frontispiece of Hearn, 4 facsimiles of Hearn manusc-ript writings, very good largely uncut. BAL 7992. QUITE RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or family of Sun - Birds.

      With 121 hand - colored lithographic plates by J.G. Keuelmans. Half - crushed morocco, gilt edges, covers spotted, spine a bit faded; occasional light scattered spotting, some offsetting to text leaves, but overall a wonderful copy from the library of K.A. Baird with his ownership inscription dated 1925 on the paste - down. First edition of one of the most attractively illustrated of Keulemans? works, limited to 250 copies. In the preface, Shelley acknowledges the contributions of Keuleman (1842 - 1912) and praises his illustrations for their accuracy and artistry, specifically pointing out that Keuleman?s notes on sunbirds at Prince?s Island were incorporated into the text. ?An excellent monograph of an interesting family of birds, with descriptions in Latin and English, critical notes, and discussions of habits, etc., from accounts by many different observers. A total of 138 species of the group are recognized? (Zimmer, II, 588). Shelley (1840 - 1910), geologist and ornithologist, was the nephew of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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        Latvju Raksti - Ornement Letton (1st Edtn)

      Latvia Valstspapiru Spiestuves Izdevums c.1925. Text in Latvian/Russian. Latvian Ornament Stunning tome packed full of handset plates and illustrations showing Latvian costume, textile and art. Illust. Cloth cover grubby and page edges tanned, but plates in v. clean condition.

      [Bookseller: Felicity J Warnes]
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        Masch. Brief m. eigenh. Unterschrift u. Beilage.

      Murnau, 7. XI. 1925.. 1 S., 4° u. 3 S., 4° (Beilage).. An Bernhard Fürstenau in Berlin-Charlottenburg; auf Briefpapier "Reichstag / Abgeordneter". - "[...] Es liegt mir gar nicht über mich selbst etwas zu sagen oder zu schreiben, da ich der Meinung bin, dass das Werk für einen Mann sprechen muss [...]. Unter der Vorausetzung [sic] taktvoller Verwendung und mit der Bedingung, dass Sie mir den betreffenden Absatz aus Ihrem Buche vor Drucklegung vorlegen, will ich Ihnen auch noch eine Kopie meines heutigen Briefes n [sic] meinen Freund Oberst Jankovic beilegen [...]. Wenn Sie im Dienste der Neuen Schopenhauergesellschaft schreiben, so darf ich wohl annehmen, dass Sie nicht Jude sind [...]. - Beiliegend die erwähnte Kopie (Typoskript-Durchschlag; dat. 6. XI. 1925), ebenfalls auf Briefpapier des Reichstages. "[...] Hitler mag ruhig der von der Öffentlichkeit bejubelte Führer und Wegebereiter sein, sein Verdienst ist es auch, dass ganz Deutschland von ihm spricht. In seinem Buche Mein Kampf' hat Hitler mich in seiner eindrucksvollen Weise als den Programmatiker der nationalsocialistischen Bewegung gewürdigt; ich habe mich darüber gefreut [...]. Leider haben Wulle und der sonst so nüchterne Graf Reventlow einen unerhörten Feldzug gegen Hitler und die Nationalsocialisten eröffnet [...]". Feder beschreibt weiters seinen Prozess wegen Hochverrats, seine Reisetätigkeit als "Propagandist unserer Bewegung", seine Begegnung mit Othmar Spann ("Ich möchte aber bitten, dass hierüber nichts veröffentlicht wird"), seine Bestellung zum Reichstagsabgeordneten, die Freiheitspartei usw. - Feder nahm 1923 am Hitlerputsch teil und verfasste 1931 als Vorsitzender des Wirtschaftsrates der NSDAP die Schrift "Das Programm der NSDAP.". - Der Brief am oberen Rand mit einem eigenh. Vermerk des Empfängers Bernhard Fürstenau: "Beantwortet mit langem Brief am 12. 11. 1925. F." - Am linken Rand mit Rostflecken (wohl durch wieder entfernte Heftklammern). Schwache Faltspuren. - Ausserordentlich interessantes und inhaltsreiches Dokument aus der Frühzeit der NSDAP. -

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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. An very nice example. 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]

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        Die Geschichte des Japanischen Holzschnitts 3 volumes

      Leipzig, Germany: Verlag Karl W. Hiersemann, 1925. Complete in three volumes. Vol. 1 published 1925, Vol. II 1928, Vol. III 1929. Printed and bound in Germany. Contemporary medium blue buckram bindings, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front boards and to the spines. Blacked-stamped design to the front boards. The medium-duty bindings are exceptionally clean. Gently bumped spine heads and tails, with fairly sharp corners. Lightest abrasion to the heads, tails and corners, trivial. The text blocks are firmly bound in, except that, as to Volume I, the front hinge is very tender. 12.5 x 9.75 inches. Vol. I with vii and 440 numbered pages of text, with numerous B&W figures, and with 29 full-page plates, several in color, on glossy paper; Vol II with vii and 276 numbered pages of text, with several B&W figures, and with 18 full-page plates, several in color, on matte paper; Vol III with 250 numbered pages of text, with several B&W figures, and with 18 full-page plates, several in color, on matte paper. Very discreet bookplate of Herbert McLean Evans to the front pastedown of each volume. An exceptionally clean set of three volumes. Very respectfully read. No dust jackets [as issued?]. A Very Good set. Erster Band, Einleitung. Von den Anfangen bis Harunobu, introduction from the start until Harunobu. Zweiter Band, Von Harunobu bis Eishi, from Harunobu to Eishi. Dritter Band, von der Sekien-Schule bis zu den Hiroshige, from the Sekien-school up to the Hiroshige. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints.. Presumed First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Tree of The Folkungs [Signed / Ingraverat] [The Tree of the Young People; Folkunga Trädet: Folke Filbyter and Bjälboarvfet]

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1925, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, First American editionA Very Good + copy of the first American edition, first printing, first issue (a smaller, later binding up was issued in the same year) in the Publisher's original green cloth (lacking the dust jacket -- if one was issued) with the front board lettered in gilt and decorated with green and red paint (spine ends pushed, slight rubbing to the spine ends and board corners), SIGNED BY VERNER VON HEIDENSTAM on the title page. Swedish Poet and Novelist Verner Von Heidenstam, known for the joy of life shown in his prose and poetry, won the 1916 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his significance as the leading representative of a new era in our literature". Originally published in Swedish in two volumes titled Folke Filbyter (1905) and Bjälboarvfet (1907), the work was given special notice at the ceremony held to present the Prize to von Heidenstam where the noted Swedish critic Sven Söderman stated: "Truly monumental are the two volumes of Folkunga Trädet (1905-07) [The Tree of the Folkungs], Folke Filbyter and Bjälboarvet [The BjäIbo Inheritance], which constitute the trunk and lower branches of «the genealogical tree of the Folkungs», a great historical prose epic in which he [von Heidenstam] retraces the character of a clan of chieftains and the destinies of the Swedes during a period of the Middle Ages. Here the historical imagination of the author, sustained by an inspiration forever fresh, follows all threads in weaving the fates of his characters. His imagination, with its symbolic visions, glistens before the eye." Signed copies of von Heidenstam's work in any language and in any edition are extraordinarily scarce. In our experience, his signed books are among the scarcest of all those of the Nobel Prize in Literature winners. On our most recent check, the auction records revealed no signed copies of Verner von Heidenstam's works in any language appearing at auction in the past 39 years, beyond which the records do not go. A Very Good + copy of this quite notable work, SIGNED BY VERNER VON HEIDENSTAM. QUITE SCARCE TO RARE.

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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind, top edge trimmed others uncut. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Foxing to page edges and the first and last gatherings, mild browning to the endpapers but an especially bright copy, tight and square in the slightly chipped dust jacket with a little professional repair. The folds have been internally strengthened and several tears repaired with retouching to the creases and rubbing. A very attractive copy; the brightness of the blue is especially good. First edition, first printing, first state of the text, first issue dust jacket. The copy is the correct 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; the jacket is the first printing, with lowercase "j" in "jay Gatsby" on the back at line 14 hand-corrected in ink. An excellent example of the famous dust jacket designed by Francis Cugat (1893-1981). Charles Scribner III ("Celestial Eyes - from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece") argues that not only is the jacket recognised as the most eloquent in American literary history, but that Cugat's artwork demonstrably had an effect on Fitzgerald's evolution of his literary masterpiece, as the author responded to sketches and artwork shown to him before the book was complete, a perhaps unique occurrence in literary history. Fitzgerald wrote to his publisher sometime in August 1924 from France: "For Christ's sake don't give anyone that jacket you're saving for me. I've written it into the book." Though artistically superb, the jacket included a misprint on the back panel that required hand-correction and it was left a little taller than the book itself. As a consequence almost all of the small number of examples that do survive have wear of some description at the edges.

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        Advice on Marriage. Signed with sketch

      Brooklyn: Tice-Cunningham Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1925. Hardcover. Number 31 of only 50 copies. Nicely bound in sumptuous full grained red morocco; gilt inner dentelles; five raised bands, ruled title to cvr. Owner's name to front paste-down. A signed pencil sketch by Tice dated Aug 1927 affixed to the penultimate leaf recto. Fourteen colored etchings on Japanese vellum: seven calligraphic and seven (incl. frontis) pictorial.collographic and seven (incl. frontis) illustrations. ; 8vo .

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        The Fight for Everest: 1924

      London Edward Arnold & Co 1925. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Spine with light wear at head. Darkening to page ends. One inch tear at fold of rear map with no impact on illustration which is VG. Details of a previous owner on fep First Edition Black/gilt hardback cloth cover 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). 372pp. Colour, and b/w illustrations and two maps including rear fold out.

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        House without a key

      Bobbs Merrill 1925 - First Edition, First Printing, without the bow and arrow colophon printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy with minor wear to the spine. The binding is tight, with no cocking, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with a nice inscription from previous owner on front endpaper. Overall, a stunning copy lacking the rare dustjacket. We are interested in buying a copy of this title with the First Printing dustjacket!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1926 St. Thomas Aquinas Calendar

      Ditchling, Sussex: St. Dominic's Press, (1925). Oblong folio. (12)ff., with a yellow title leaf. Measures 10 1/2 by 15 inches. Illustrated with wood engravings by Eric Gill for June, July, August, and December, and by David Jones for April and October. This is presumably the earliest printing of Jones's engraving "Judas, with Caiphas and the Devil," used for April, with the possible exception of the Pilate hand-bill, which was done for a performance either in 1924 or 1929. This is also presumed to be the first separate printing of "Family before Crucifix," the engraving for October, after the block was cut in two. This large devotional calendar includes quotations from St. Thomas Aquinas for each day of the month. Housed in a full navy cloth binding, gilt-titled to spine. Some chipping to title page and corner of January, else a fine example of this fragile and ephemeral item. Only one institutional copy recorded, and not seen by Cleverdon. Exceedingly rare.

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        1925 St. Thomas Aquinas Calendar

      Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1925. Extreme quarto, measuring 12 inches tall by 4 inches wide. (54)ff. David Jones's "Hound of St. Dominic" graces the title page, and the text of the calendar is illustrated with eight wood engravings by Eric Gill, plus two additional engravings by an unknown artist. This devotional calendar includes quotations from St. Thomas Aquinas for each day of the month. Exceedingly rare item not recorded by either Cleverdon or Gill. Printed gray paper cover, with simple binding of black thread through punched holes. Calendar shows indistinct crease from having been folded and third leaf loosening, else a fine example of a fragile and ephemeral item.

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        A May Day Garland

      Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, (c. 1925). Tall octavo. (16)pp. A collection of twelve poems by Wordsworth, Milton, Shakespeare, and others. Illustrated with ten wood-engraved vignettes, of which two are by David Jones -- including the hand-colored front cover illustration, "Basket of Flowers." The other engraving, "Holy Ghost as Dove," only appears in this title and is, therefore, virtually unknown. There are also two engravings by Eric Gill. Issued in self wrappers, copies of this title are very uncommon. Wrappers slightly toned, small spot to front cover, else fine.

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        The Writings of ? Edited in Three Volumes by Geoffrey Keynes

      Nonesuch Press, London 1925 - Deluxe issue of the superb Nonesuch Blake, edited by Keynes. Original full ivory vellum, spine gilt. Slight wrinkling to front pastedown (short splits), else fine Frontispiece photogravure by Emery Walker from the life mask by Deoville, 1823, and 59 collotype plates. 1 vols. 4to No. XXVII of 75 copies printed on india paper, specially bound

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        The Great Gatsby

      Scribner's, New York 1925 - All points. PO names to free and paste down end papers, otherwise text block clean and tight. 11/4" scratch and 3/8" to upper cover. Slight wear to head/tail of spine. Gilt on spine mildly faded. PLB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver's Travels [Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, & then a Captain of several Ships]

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1925. Two quarto volumes. (140); (139)pp. From an edition of 480, this is one of thirty deluxe copies on handmade paper, signed by David Jones. Illustrated with forty wood engravings by Jones, most of them hand-colored. Also with fifteen decorative wood-engraved initials by Eric Gill, many of which are repeated. Laid in is a proof of the map of Balnibarbi that appears on p. 16 of Volume 2, the coloring of which differs slightly from that which appears in the present copy. This is the first book illustrated by Jones for the Golden Cockerel Press. In the deluxe binding of full white buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Very minor soiling to covers and faint offsetting to endpapers, else fine.

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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs, 4. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 13 Bände, Leipzig 1925 - 1931 (seltene Jugendstil-Ausgabe).

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1925- 1931.. Unveränderter Neudruck der vierten, vollständig neubearbeiteten Auflage, hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Otto zur Strassen. Vollständiges Werk in 13 Bänden. Dunkelbraune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei grünen Rückenschildern sowie reicher goldgeprägter Jugendstil-Ornamentik. Deckel in sehr schöner mehrfarbiger fliederfarbener Marmorierung (auch hier Jugendstilelemente erkennbar) und mit Lederecken. Farbkopfschnitt. Marmorierte Vorsätze. Format: 26 x 19. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 8.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind 3231 Schwarz-Weiß-Abbildungen im Text und auf 364 Tafeln, ferner 279 Tafeln im Farbendruck, darunter Chromo-Lithographien, sowie 13 Karten über die Verbreitungsgebiete der Tiere. Bd. 1: Niedere Tiere. Bd. 2: Vierfüßler, Insekten und Spinnenkerfe. Bd. 3: Fische. Bd. 4: Lurche und Kriechtiere I. Bd. 5: Lurche und Kriechtiere II. Bd. 6: Vögel I. Bd. 7: Vögel II. Bd. 8: Vögel III. Bd. 9: Vögel IV. Bd. 10: Säugetiere I. Bd. 11: Säugetiere II. Bd. 12: Säugetiere III. Bd. 13: Säugetieren IV. Alle Bände mit ausgiebigem Sach- und Namensregister. Es gibt diese 4. Auflage in drei unterschiedlichen Halbleder-Ausgaben sowie mehreren Ganzleinen-Ausgaben. Die hier angebotene Jugendstil-Ausgabe ist die seltenste - und schönste - Variante.. Bände im Leder sehr frisch, nicht berieben, allenfalls an Rückenschildern partiell sehr leichte Bereibungen, Ecken partiell leicht bestoßen; die Rückenschilder, bei dieser Ausgabe sonst häufig aufgehellt oder in einen Gelbton verfärbt, hier durchgehend im originalen Dunkelgrün erhalten; Deckelbezüge tadellos; Schnitte, Vorsätze sowie wenige letzte Seiten etwas fleckig, Seiten sonst - von wenigen Seitenrändern abgesehen - sauber und fleckenfrei, einliegende Seidenhemdchen größtenteils noch vorhanden. In toto sehr schönes, augenscheinlich kaum benutztes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Jugendstil-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Oeuvres completes illustrées/ 25 volumes

      grand in8 Broché 25 volumes grand in-8 carré; environ 450 pages par volume; portrait d'Anatole France par Chahine et illustrations sur bois dans chaque volume, par divers artistes (dont E. Dufour, Marty, Edy Legrand, Carlèle, Leroux, Colin, Belot, Naudin, etc. ). Volumes brochés sous couvertures imprimées en rouge et noir, non ouverts, à l'état de parution. Bel ensemble dans un état de fraîcheur exceptionnel, sans aucune rousseur. Edition définitive en partie originale, à grandes marges, imprimée en gros caractères

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        The Art Of Etching; A Complete & Fully Illustrated Description Of Etching, Drypoint, Soft-Ground Etching Aquatint & Their Allied Arts, Together With Technical Notes Upon Their Own Work By Many Of The Leading Etchers Of The Present Time

      London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Beige cloth backed, pale blue paper covered boards with paper spine label, professionally recased. Teg. Fine. 376 pages. 21 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 117 of 150 (145 for sale). With 205 illustrations and four original etchings by the author, signed or initialed by the author. Lumsden describes the history and development of etching through Rembrandt, Goya and the etching revival; and he reproduced personal, illustrated notes from several eminent etchers of the period on their techniques including: Marius Bauer, Frank Benson, Muirhead Bone, George Clausen, David Young Cameron, Frank Short, Augustus John, Frank Brangwyn, James McBey, Edmund Blampied, Percy Smith, Christopher Nevinson, Laura Knight, and John Everett. Clean, very bright copy, spine paper label, owner inscription front free, endpaper, dealer stamp half-title.

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        Typed Letter Signed, one page on "Faber and Faber Ltd., Publishers" letterhead, London, September 8, 1962

      T.S. Eliot writes on Faber and Faber letterhead as a director of the firm. In 1925 he became director and literary advisor when the firm was Faber & Gwyer. In 1929 Geoffrey Faber took over the firm and it became Faber and Faber. Eliot's "Poems 1909-1925" was one of the original titles published by Faber. Eliot remained as director of Faber for some 40 years. To Mr. Martin Turner of Buckinghamshire. At the time of this letter, Mr. Turner (b.1948) was a 14-year old student at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. Most interesting to note is that around 1915 T.S. Eliot, prior to working in the banking world and prior to his long tenure at Faber and Faber, taught briefly at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. It is no doubt this connection that allowed Eliot to feel that he should comment on the young man's poetry. T.S. Eliot notes that he is breaking his "rule of never commenting on poems submitted" to him for his "criticism and encouragement" and comments on Mr. Turner's poems. Martin Turner, who, as an adult, became a prominent psychologist, also published two books on poetry, one, "Trespasses," was published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the other, "the Deer of Tamnies," published in 2006 [see Mr. Turner's blog at mvlturner.wordpress.com]. Eliot comments, "If you want to write poetry... train your ear in rhythms and practice strict forms of verse...." He imparts his wisdom on free verse suggesting that a good rule is to "learn and practice the rules, and wait till you are proficient in the rules before you break them." After his signature, "T.S. Eliot," he writes, "I am interested by the quotation from Julius Caesar. I don't think that this was at the back of my mind. There is a poem of Kipling's... and a story by William Morris... titles remain fixed in my memory." Eliot is referring to the title of one of his poems, "The Hollow Men," published in 1925. [A wikipedia listing for this poem cites "Eliot, T.S. Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 (Harcourt, 1997), pp. 395] Christopher Ricks, the editor, cited a letter dated 10 January 1935 to the "Times Literary Supplement" stating "Eliot wrote that he produced the title 'The Hollow Men' by combining the titles of the romance 'The Hollow Land' by William Morris with the poem 'The Broken Men' by Rudyard Kipling but it is possible that this is one of Eliot's many constructed allusions, and that the title originates more transparently from Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'...." It seems from this letter to Martin Turner that this is not the case. This letter appears to be unpublished.

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        Het Liefdeleven van Mata Hari en Haar Dood

      Koloniale Boekcentrale, 1925, Soft cover, Book Condition: FairThe wraps are a bit marked and worn. A few ownership inscriptions. Some foxing. The binding is shaken. Netting visible. Would benefit from rebinding. Dutch. Published year taken from dedication page. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: en95.

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