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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Portraitphotographie mit kleiner eigenh. Notenzeile "Violanta" und U.

      O. O., 1925.. 135:85 mm.. Sepiafarbenes Bruststück im ¾-Profil aus dem Atelier Fayer, Wien.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        51 photographs by expedition photographer W. Ankersen.

      - 51 original photographs, each approx. 88 x 115mm., all inkstamped to verso with the expedition name and the separate inkstamp of Dr. W. Ankersen, many also bearing the inkstamp of expedition leader Dr. Max Grotewahl and/or the inkstamp of the Archiv für Polarforschung, all numbered variously several times in ink or by hand, 9 of them identified by hand to verso; in very good and unfaded condition. The Deutsche Spitzbergen Expedition of 1925 was a 4-man expedition led by Max Grotewahl, with Walter Ankersen (photographer), Fritz Biller (cinematographer), and Rudolf Jupitz (geologist and biologist). The four men spent the period from mid-July to early Septetmber exploring the Magdalena Bay region in north west Spitsbergen. They crossed three new passes and ascended six peaks for the first time. The expedition travelled back from Spitsbergen aboard S.M.S. Zieten, then under the command of Alfred Ritscher. The present collection of photographs is the work of the the expedition photographer Ankersen, but seems to derive from Grotewahl’s archives in Kiel. All but one, a photograph showing a map of the expedition’s routes, show field images from the expedition, including high-level shots taken during their climbs, mountain views, images of the various camps, an image of the cruise ship that carried the expedition to Spitsbergen, and an image of the Zieten which brought it back. The photographs appear never to have been published.

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books PBFA]
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        (Kiel 1888 - 1964 Berlin). Dompteure. Bleistift auf dünnem (Transparent-)Papier. 1925. Signiert und betitelt. 34,5 x 49,5 cm.

      1925. . Verso datiert '1925 / 87'.- Einige hinterlegte Randläsionen (teils mit Tesafilm alt hinterlegt).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. von Otto Buek.

      München, Meyer & Jessen 1925 - 1928.. Acht Bände. Zus. 2164 S., OLwdbde. (zwei Einbände mit einigen Stockfleckchen), drei Bände mit (etw. unfrischen) OUmschlägen. Einige Vorsätze u. Schnitte sowie wenige Bl. leicht stockfl., ein Namenszug, ein Exlibris an den Empfänger der u.g. Widmung. Insges. sehr gut erhalten. Komplett selten. DEA.. * Mit einer fünfzeil. eigenhändigen Widmung von Unamuno. Autographen des Philosophen und Dichters sind sehr selten. - Die Gesamtausgabe umfaßt folgende Werke: Abel Sanchez. Die Geschichte einer Leidenschaft; Tante Tula; Der Spiegel des Todes. Novellen; Das Leben Don Quijotes und Sanchos. Nach Muguel de Cervantes-Saavedra erklärt und erläutert (2 Bde.); Nebel; Das tragische Lebensgefühl; Die Agonie des Christentums.

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        CALCOMANÍAS

      Calpe, Madrid 1925 - Primera edición. Ejemplar con encuadernación de Editorial. Cubiertas originales ilustradas en muy buenas condiciones. Dedicatoria de puño y letra de Girondo al "poeta y amigo Pedro Vignale"

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        Beggars of Life

      New York A. & C. Boni, 1925-01-01 New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1924. 336 p. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Spine slightly cocked, foxing to edges and endpapers, light edge wear to cloth. Jacket missing chips at extremities (largest at head and tail, price-clipped, tear on spine panel. Nice condition overall. A great autobiographical novel of life on the road.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Calligraphic manuscript with original watercolor, being a lengthy passage from Knut Hamsun's "Pan: From the papers of Lieutenant Thomas Glahn" (in German)

      Frankfurt, 1925. CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER: 10 pages, including an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY THE ARTIST, AND BOUND BY HER. Written on Flinsche Paper (Frankfurt). Large "modernist" watercolor illustration on first leaf (evidence of deep pencil scratch in outer margin), on the recto a manuscript dedication (dated June 1925) being a six-line poem by Nietzsche entitled "Ecce Homo" (the inscription is signed by "Stefan"). Bound in original beige linen over boards (worn and slightly stained). Overall in good antiquarian condition An accomplished calligraphic manuscript, presenting a poignant passage from Knut Hamsun's "Pan: from the papers of Lieutenant Thomas Glahn" (Chapter XXIII). The manuscript was written and bound by a young Frankfurt artist who appears to have faded into almost complete obscurity; we believe that the artist was Elisabeth Louise Satori, born in Oberrad (Frankfurt) in 1907. She would have been 18 years of age at the time the present manuscript was written. The Frankfurt Institut fur Stadtgeschichte very kindly supplied us with information that her father was Heinrich Satori (born in Wiesbaden in 1877) and her mother was Elisabeth, nee Kircher (born in Frankfurt in 1886). They married in 1905 and resided in Oberrad, a suburb of Frankfurt, where they raised a family of two children: Heinrich Jr. (born 1905) and Elisabeth Louise. In the 1951 Frankfurt City Directory, the name of Heinrich Satori (Junior), a gardener, appears alongside that of Elisabeth (Louise) Satori, residing at the same address. The manuscript dedication is Nietzsche's 6-line 'Ecce Homo': "Ja, ich weiss woher ich stamme! / Ungesattigt gleich der Flamme, / Glhe und verzehr ich mich, / Licht wird alles was ich fasse, / Kohle alles was ich lasse: / Flamme bin ich sicherlich!" / See also the Werdenfelser Kunstlerlexikon (Kunsterlexikon des Werdenfelser Landes) published online by Antiquariat Benkert.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC ]
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        THE NEW NEGRO

      Albert and Charles Boni, New York 1925 - Edited by Alain Locke, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar and the real philosophical architect of the Harlem Renaissance, the list of contibutors to this anthology reads like a "Who's Who" of that important movement. The New Negro is a landmark book of African American literature, and this copy is signed by the great lights: Alain Locke himself, along with W. E. B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, and Walter White all signed on the half-title page. A remarkable monument to 20th century African-American literature.

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Calligraphic manuscript with original watercolor, being a lengthy passage from Knut Hamsun's "Pan: From the papers of Lieutenant Thomas Glahn" (in German)

      Frankfurt, 1925. CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER: 10 pages, including an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY THE ARTIST, AND BOUND BY HER. Written on Flinsche Paper (Frankfurt). Large "modernist" watercolor illustration on first leaf (evidence of deep pencil scratch in outer margin), on the recto a manuscript dedication (dated June 1925) being a six-line poem by Nietzsche entitled "Ecce Homo" (the inscription is signed by "Stefan"). Bound in original beige linen over boards (worn and slightly stained). Overall in good antiquarian condition An accomplished calligraphic manuscript, presenting a poignant passage from Knut Hamsun's "Pan: from the papers of Lieutenant Thomas Glahn" (Chapter XXIII). The manuscript was written and bound by a young Frankfurt artist who appears to have faded into almost complete obscurity; we believe that the artist was Elisabeth Louise Satori, born in Oberrad (Frankfurt) in 1907. She would have been 18 years of age at the time the present manuscript was written. The Frankfurt Institut fur Stadtgeschichte very kindly supplied us with information that her father was Heinrich Satori (born in Wiesbaden in 1877) and her mother was Elisabeth, nee Kircher (born in Frankfurt in 1886). They married in 1905 and resided in Oberrad, a suburb of Frankfurt, where they raised a family of two children: Heinrich Jr. (born 1905) and Elisabeth Louise. In the 1951 Frankfurt City Directory, the name of Heinrich Satori (Junior), a gardener, appears alongside that of Elisabeth (Louise) Satori, residing at the same address. The manuscript dedication is Nietzsche's 6-line 'Ecce Homo': "Ja, ich weiss woher ich stamme! / Ungesattigt gleich der Flamme, / Glhe und verzehr ich mich, / Licht wird alles was ich fasse, / Kohle alles was ich lasse: / Flamme bin ich sicherlich!" / See also the Werdenfelser Kunstlerlexikon (Kunsterlexikon des Werdenfelser Landes) published online by Antiquariat Benkert.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The Literature of Papermaking, 1390-1800

      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1925. Limited to 190 numbered copies, signed by the author, this being copy no. 177. 48 pp. Hand-printed in type of Hunter's own design on hand-made paper, and illustrated with numerous text reproductions from old engravings and with 26 tipped-in facsimiles. 1 vols. Folio (16-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm). Loose as issued in the original half-linen portfolio, with ties. Portfolio with spotting, occasional offsetting from facsimiles. An incredible achievement in bookmaking and scholarship, Dard Hunter's second book on the subject.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Svensk geografisk arsbok / The Swedish geographical yearbook. Sydsvenska Geografiska Sällskapet.

      Lund, Carl Bloms, 1925-1995... Jahrgänge 1-71 in 60 Bänden. Mit zahlreichen teis gefakteten Karten und Abbildungen im Text. 8°. Rote Leineneinbände der Zeit.. ISSN: 0081-9808. Band 1 etwas wasserrandig. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Signaturschildern.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        The works of Joseph Conrad - Complete in 20 volumes

      Edinburgh ; London : J. Grant, 1925, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies all in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age; small nick to the spine of vol. 10. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contents; v.1: Almayer's Folly; Tales of unrest - v.2: An outcast of the islands - v.3: The nigger of the 'Narcissus'; Typhoon - v.4: Lord Jim - v.5: The inheritors - v.6: Youth - v.7: Romance - v.8: Nostromo - v.9: The mirror of the sea - v.10: The secret agent - v.11: A set of six - v.12: Under western eyes - v.13: 'Twixt land and sea - v.14: Chance - v.15: Victory - v.16: The shadow-line within the tides - v.17: The arrow of gold - v.18: The rescue - v.19: Notes on life & letters - v.20: The rover.

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        Zentralblatt für Waggonbau-, Schiffbau-, Transportmittel-Industrie. Verbreitet in Mitteleuropa. 8. Jahrgang 1925 mit 52 Nummern.

      Itzehoe, Gröning, 1925.. Je Heft mit ca. 12 - 16 Seiten ( = gesamt ca. 750 Seiten ) mit einigen Illustrationen und zahlreichen teils illustrierten Werbeanzeigen, teils auf weiteren eingebundenen Blättern.. Ohln, 4° (30,5 x 23 cm ). Einband stärker berieben und fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, Vorsätze stockfleckig, einige Seiten etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, ( Die Zeitschrift erschien von 1918 - 1936 und ist im Handel so gut wie unauffindbar und ist auch in Bibliotheken selten ). ( Gewicht 2600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Les anciens Orfèvres Français et leurs Poinçons

      J. Boivin editeur 1925 - 401pp. Très Bon Etat le prix comprends l'expédition en colissimo recommandé ou recommandé international. Ouvrage numéroté 247. Ouvrage exceptionnel (250x330). un portrait de J. Boivin et une gravure en fin d'ouvrage des Etablissements Boivin. ". Nous ignorons l'existence de la plupart des poinçons de Maitres et des poinçons de ville dont le nombre et la variété sont considérables. M. Boivin s'est proposé de les réunir ,de les cataloguer et l'ouvrage qu'il présente au public et qui résume un labeur de 10 ans est destiné à ne pas laisser perdre le travail qu'il s'est imposé. Ce livre permettra donc de fixer un point d'Histoire interessant une des plus anciennes corporations,mais il a un autre but singulièrelment plus élevé. Quand on aura ,grâce à lui retrouvé l'origne de nombreuses pièces d'orfèvrerie,on pourra fixer le génie spécial de chaque artiste,et le tempérament p^ropre à chaque région. . . ". Les les Maîtres-Orfèvres sont présenté sur 2 colonnes avec les illustrations des poinçons. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dubliners

      Huebsch, 1925. Hardcover. Fine. A beautiful, early copy (4th printing, 1925) of James Joyce's classic story collection Dubliners by the original American publisher. Book essentially flawless; clean, tight, square, unmarked. In the vanishingly rare dust jacket, chipped at extremities, but considering its fragility and scarcity in remarkably good condition (see image). Original Huebsch editions are positively rare in dust jacket.

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        The Writings of Mark Twain ?

      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1925. The Definitive Edition, no. 532 of 1024 sets signed by Twain (as both "Mark Twain" & "S.L. Clemens"). With aproximnately 160 plates throughout the set. Printed on specially made all rag Old Enfold Paper which bears the watermark "Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain" The illustrators include Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, Edward Kemble and many others, though many of the illustrations were earlier utilized for the 1899 "Autograph Edition." With notes of appreciation and commentary by Hamlin Garland, E.V. Lucas, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Booth Tarkington, G.K. Chesterton. W.D. Howells, and many others. Paine contributed introductions, and volumes 30-33 print his biography of Clemens and volumes 34-5 his edition of the LETTERS. Volumes 36 and 37 print the AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 37 vols. 8vo. Original boards, blue cloth spines with printed paper labels. Good set (some wear to labels). Welles had purchased the right from Collier and Son for a purported $200,000. Welles added an autographed flyleaf from Mark Twain's hand from stock recently discovered in the Harper and Brothers vaults to Volume One of each set. Twain signed the sheets in 1906, in anticipation of what was to become the definitive collection of his writings. This became the best edition of Twain, complete with the Biography (vols. 30-33) and Letters (Vols. 34 & 35), edited by Paine, and the Autobiography (vols. 36 & 37).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Where the Blue Begins

      London: Heinemann, 1925. First Edition, one of 175 copies numbered and signed by the artist. Four full-page color plates, sixteen drawings in black and white in text, pictorial endpapers, by Arthur Rackham. 1 vols. 4to. Original white boards and black cloth spine lettered in gold, t.e.g. Boards show some slight soiling, else Fine in custom cloth slipcase. One of the most difficult Deluxe Rackham editions to find, second only to Poor Cecco in rarity.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA: The Story of the Viceroys and Government Houses

      London: Cassell and Co, Ltd., 1925. 2 volumes. First Edition, Third impression. 84 illustrations and plans, several folding. 4to, original blue cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on spine and upper covers, gilt decorative device also on upper covers, this set in the rarely encountered dustjackets. xix, 259; x, 268, including index. A choice set, in fine condition, bright and very pleasing, the dustjackets complete and with just a touch of age. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION AND AN IMPORTANT BOOK. Curzon was one of the great administrators of the British empire in India. He is credited with stabilizing the finances between the government and the provinces and instituting numerous reforms. The first volume of his work details the history and nature of the various government houses in Calcutta, and the second volume narrates the stories of the various rulers who have lived there; he predicts in his preface that the subject matter of this second volume would appeal to a ?"wider audience.?" A very well-preserved set of this informative work.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Archivo Espanol de Arte y Arqueologia. 1. Serie Nummern 1-39 in 13 Bänden (alles erschienene)

      Madrid, Centro de Estudios Historicos, 1925-1937.. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. 4° (27 x 20,5 cm). Blaue Halbleineneinbände.. Titel rückseig gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signaturschildchen, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Die Kunstismen

      1925. EL LISSITZKY and Hans ARP. Die Kunstismen / Les Ismes de l'Art / The Isms of Art, 1914 - 1924. xi, 48 pp. Illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions. 4to., 257 x 195 mm, bound in original colour-printed paper over boards. Zurich: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1925. |~| First Edition, with definitions of the early 20th-century art movements (the "isms") in German, French, and English, and illustrated by reproductions of representative artworks. The striking cover and constructivist layout were designed by Lissitzky. Rear boards lightly rubbed, else a fine copy of a book which is almost never found with the original spine intact, as here. With a four-page publisher's advertisement for this and other titles laid in front. Municipal Van Abbemuseum, El Lissitzky 215.

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        The Other Side of the Medal

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities with some corresponding loss of size to the lower edges, spotting to edges of contents and endpapers. A very good copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with some short closed tears. First edition, first impression. Thompson's important novel analysing the Indian perspective on the 1857 mutiny was published in only 1200 copies and is scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Vogel ABC. (= Nürnberger Bilderbücher Nr. 39 ).

      Oldenburg i.O., Nürnberger Bilderbücher Verlag Gerhard Stalling A.-G., 1925. 1. Auflage bei Stalling. - M12759 Gr.-8°-quer (16 x 19 cm). Farbig illustrierter Originalhalbleinenband. Ecken, Kanten und Kapitale etwas berieben, hinterer Deckel angestaubt. 14 nicht paginierte Blätter inclusive dem farbig illustriertem Titelblatt. Nach dem Titelblatt jeweils 2 farbig illustrierten Versionen des Buchstabens (Antiqua bzw. Fraktur) auf einer Seite, zusammen 52 Farbillustrationen in schöner Farbigkeit. Das weiße Vorsatzblatt mit privater handschriftlicher Zueignung (5 Worte) von 1927 und einem Vorbesitzereinkleber, auch leicht bläulich verfärbt. Im Innenbereich im unteren Rand teils fingerfleckig, am Bild Mandelkrähe kleiner Fleck im Weißen. Gutes Exemplar dieses gesuchten Kinderbuch Klassikers. 480

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        The Writings of Mark Twain ?

      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1925. The Definitive Edition, no. 532 of 1024 sets signed by Twain (as both "Mark Twain" & "S.L. Clemens"). With aproximnately 160 plates throughout the set. Printed on specially made all rag Old Enfold Paper which bears the watermark "Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain" The illustrators include Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, Edward Kemble and many others, though many of the illustrations were earlier utilized for the 1899 "Autograph Edition." With notes of appreciation and commentary by Hamlin Garland, E.V. Lucas, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Booth Tarkington, G.K. Chesterton. W.D. Howells, and many others. Paine contributed introductions, and volumes 30-33 print his biography of Clemens and volumes 34-5 his edition of the LETTERS. Volumes 36 and 37 print the AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 37 vols. 8vo. Original boards, blue cloth spines with printed paper labels. Good set (some wear to labels). The Definitive Edition, no. 532 of 1024 sets signed by Twain (as both "Mark Twain" & "S.L. Clemens"). With aproximnately 160 plates throughout the set. Printed on specially made all rag Old Enfold Paper which bears the watermark "Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain" The illustrators include Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, Edward Kemble and many others, though many of the illustrations were earlier utilized for the 1899 "Autograph Edition." With notes of appreciation and commentary by Hamlin Garland, E.V. Lucas, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Booth Tarkington, G.K. Chesterton. W.D. Howells, and many others. Paine contributed introductions, and volumes 30-33 print his biography of Clemens and volumes 34-5 his edition of the LETTERS. Volumes 36 and 37 print the AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 37 vols. 8vo. Welles had purchased the right from Collier and Son for a purported $200,000. Welles added an autographed flyleaf from Mark Twain's hand from stock recently discovered in the Harper and Brothers vaults to Volume One of each set. Twain signed the sheets in 1906, in anticipation of what was to become the definitive collection of his writings. This became the best edition of Twain, complete with the Biography (vols. 30-33) and Letters (Vols. 34 & 35), edited by Paine, and the Autobiography (vols. 36 & 37).

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        Photo Album - China Via SS Mongolia

      Peking, 1925. Peking (Beijing), circa 1925. Album of photographs from a voyage to China on the SS Mongolia, featuring iconic scenes and uncommon snapshots of Chinese civilians engaged in their customary roles. Contains 41 photographs mounted with corners onto taupe cardstock leaves, including 2 large photographs by White Brothers. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album measuring approximately 31 x 25 cm, original brown boards made by J Harris & Co of London, for P & O for the traveller, with embossed dedication by the navigation company and a unique embossed crest to front. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 13.5 x 8 cm, and the largest 23.5 x 16.5 cm. Small chips to extremities of boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition, excellent crisp images. Contemporary to the formation and dominance of the Communist Party of China, these photographs are centered in and around Peking and were taken in an unsettled period for China. Despite the times, the foreigner managed to capture some excellent scenes. Chinese men and women are toiling at a factory, sorting and spinning cotton, practicing acrobatics, and the like. A man is photographed in a riverboat filled with several cormorant birds for fishing; another rests in front of his merchant shop; others travel together in a camel caravan; and an enormous decorated vessel transports timber into a harbour. Other highlights are the images of structures and monuments reminiscent of the longstanding powerful and ancient Great Ming Empire, the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese , described by some as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history." The traveller is seen in one photograph, posing with a mule in front of one of the statues leading to the Ming Tombs in order to illustrate its grandeur. Other views include: • Statues on the road to the Ming Dynasty Tombs (copyrighted photograph by the White Brothers) • The Great Wall of China • The Temple of the Reclining Buddha • Sky scraping pagodas and immense stone gates • Ancient seal script carved on stone - a Nestorian stele • The Imperial Altar of Earth and Harvest • A distant view of Jade Peak Pagoda in the grounds of the Summer Palace. • A covered stone monument on the banks of a river • The Lingxing Gates to the Circular Mound Altar at the Temple of Heaven • The exquisite stone relief dragon scene on the entrance steps of the Hall of Preserving Harmony in the court of the Forbidden City • Coal Hill (Jingshan Park), formerly a private imperial garden attached to the grounds of the Forbidden City and situated immediately north of it. [The grounds were opened to the public in 1928.] SS Mongolia (1922) was a steam turbine-driven twin-screw passenger-and-cargo ocean liner launched in 1922 for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) for service from the United Kingdom to Australia. Her sister ship was SS Manchuria. For most of her career she plied the India-China-Australia route. Later she was renamed the SS Europa and sailed around New Zealand and then as a cruise ship in the Caribbean. She was scrapped in 1963. White Brothers - The photographers of the copyrighted photograph are twin brothers born in Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia, Herbert Clarence White (1896-1962) and James Henry White (1896-1954), sons of William C. White who in 1894 led the Australian Union, and his wife Ethel May (née Lacey) of Tasmania. When the twins were four years of age the family returned to California, being largely influenced by their grandparents, Ellen G. White and James White - founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church - especially Mrs. Ellen White who inspired and facilitated their careers in publishing and photography very early on. Having grown up in St. Helena, California, next to their grandmother Ellen G. White's Elmshaven home, and with equipment provided by her, together Herbert and James operated a print shop they called "The Elmshaven Press." Their endeavours taught them the printing trade and also paid for their academy and college. Upon entering college they moved their operation to Angwin, where it eventually became the Pacific Union College Press. Seemingly inseparable, both men lived and worked for several years in China, in missions, photography and publishing. James was a missionary in northern China, serving with his wife Margaret from 1921 to 1929. He also became a professional photographer in this time, travelling through China with his brother. Herbert arrived in China two years later than James, and managed the "Signs of the Time" publishing house in Shanghai, China, from 1923 to 1929. During this time he, too, became a professional photographer. In later years he made public lectures and operated his own business H.C. White Publications in Riverside, California. Together they published the following photographic work before leaving China: "Romantic China: An album containing forty-two photographic studies of China's historic monuments and charming beauty spots complete with descriptive and historical notes," Shanghai: Browhite Arts, 1930. Herbert earlier published, "Peking the Beautiful: comprising seventy photographic studies of the celebrated monuments of China's northern capital and its environs complete with descriptive and historical notes. With an Introduction by Hu Shih, former professor of philosophy at the National University of Peking." Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1927.. Very Good.

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        History of the Mohawk Valley, Gateway to the West 1614-1925. Covering the Six Countries of Schenectady, Schoharie, Montgomery,

      S. J. Clarke Publishing Comp, Chicago 1925 - Quarto, Gilt lettered and decorated cover and spine. Top edge is gilt. Marbled paper covered boards. This is the deluxe leather edition. History of the Mohawk Valley, Gateway to the West 1614-1925. Covering the Six Countries of Schenectady, Schoharie, Montgomery, Fulton, Herkimer, and Oneida [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cavalleria Rusticana

      1925. MASCAGNI, Pietro. Cavalleria Rusticana. Melodramma in un Atto di G. Targioni-Tozzetti e G. Menasci. Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Leopoldo Mugnone. XVI, 168 pp. Plate number 492 throughout. Folio, 307 x 230 mm., bound in contemporary Italian half brown morocco, matching marbled paper over boards. Milano: Edoardo Sonzogno, 1890. _____. PLUS: One page ALS, 118 x 174 mm, on thick, smooth paper, signed "PMascagni" and dated "Brünn, 2 Febbraio 1925."First Edition of the piano vocal score. Considered one of the classic "verismo" operas, Cavalleria premiered on May 17, 1890 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, where the composer received an inconceivable 40 curtain calls. The opera was written by a 25 year old Mascagni in eight days. Today the opera is most frequently performed in tandem with Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. In the 1890s both Cavalleria and Pagliacci were thought to represent something quite modern, with noble and powerful emotions given to low-borne characters (con suprema passione) in settings which were both naturalistic and contemporary.A highlight of the opera has always been the Intermezzo, performed between the two scenes of the opera, while the stage remains empty. Tipped-in to this first edition is an autograph quotation by Mascagni of four measures on musical stave from the famous Intermezzo. On the verso is a note with musical annotation from Hermann Leopoldi dated "Brünn, 24 II 1926." Some wear to edges of binding, two pages loose and glue back in at an early date.PROVENANCE: J. Borowsky with his signature on front fly-leaf and in a few places throughout the volume.Fuld 301-302.

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        Simonetta Perkins

      London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Ltd, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth backed patterned boards, title to spine gilt. Spine slightly browned, light edge wear, bumped corners, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by author "To Lady Ottoline Morrell from Leslie, with my love. 29th October, 1925." Hartley's first novel, it deals with the sexual infatuation of a young American woman toward a gondolier met during a Venetian holiday. This book has been called one of his "most distinctive and dangerous works" (ODNB). Lady Ottoline Morrell was a Bloomsbury society hostess and arts patron to whom Hartley was introduced by Aldous Huxley.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Der babylonische Talmud mit Einschluss der vollständigen Misnah. Herausgegeben nach der ersten, zensurfreien Bombergschen Ausgabe (Venedig 1520-23), nebst Varianten ... wortgetreu übersetzt und mit kurzen Erklärungen versehen. Bände 1-9.

      Berlin u. Wien, Harz, 1925.. 4°. ca. 800-1100 S. je Band. Orig.-Halbleder u. neue Halbleder.. Vollständige Ausgabe in 9 Bänden in deutsch und hebräisch als Paralleltext. Mischauflage: Die ersten 6 Bände: Benjamin Harz Verlag, 1925. Band 7: Berlin, Calvary, 1903. Band 8: Leipzig, Harrassowitz, 1909. Band 9: Haag, Nijhoff, 1935. Bde. 1-6 in dunkelblauem Orig.-Halbleder, Bd. 7, rotes Orig.-Halbleder in einem neuen, schwarzen Halbleder-Schuber, Bde. 8 u. 9 neu gebunden in schwarzem Halbleder. Bd. 8 ist etwas kleiner. Nur Bd. 7 an den Kanten berieben. Die seltene deutsch/ hebräische Ausgabe in guter Erhaltung. - Complete edition in 9 volumes Hebrew and German parallel text. Mixed Edition: The first 6 volumes: Benjamin Harz Verlag, 1925. Vol. 7: Berlin, Calvary, 1903. Vol. 8: Leipzig, Harrassowitz, 1909. Vol. 9: Haag, Nijhoff, 1935. Vols 1-6 in dark blue Orig.- half leather, Vol. 7 red Orig. half leather in a new, black half leather slipcase, vols. 8 and 9 in black half leather. Vol. 8 is slightly smaller. Only vol. 7 with rubbed edges. The rare German/ Hebrew edition in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Altstadt Antiquariat M.Weiers]
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        Der Prozess. Roman.

      Die Schmiede, Berlin 1925 - 8vo. 3 Bl., 411 S. Grüne OLwd. m. Deckel- u. Rückenschild (Einbandentwurf: Georg Salter). Gefärbter Kopfschnitt, sonst unbeschnitten. WG 8. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die Romane des XX. Jahrhunderts. - Mit einem Nachwort von Max Brod. - Einband lichtrandig, am Rücken stärker verblichen. Vorsätze etw. fleckig, vorne m. kl. Namen, Name auch auf Titel. Im Text sauber u. ordentlich. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Brautwerbung. Käfer-Ritter, von einem Zwerg begleitet, wirbt mit einer Kette um das Akelei- und Rapunzel-Fräulein. 1925. Farblithographie auf Velin. Rechts unten im Stein signiert: E.Kreidolf.

      . 22,9 : 17,4 auf 47 : 37,3 cm.. Huggler 222. - Jahresgabe der Bernischen Kunstgesellschaft 1925.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Brautwerbung. Käfer-Ritter, von einem Zwerg begleitet, wirbt mit einer Kette um das Akelei- und Rapunzel-Fräulein. Farblithographie von 4 Platten. .

      1925. 47 x 37 cm , 23 x 17 cm, Einriss am linken Rand (1, 5 cm ins Blatt, hinterlegt) Preis in CHF: 540. Rechts unten im Stein signiert: E. Kreidolf. [Huggler 222. - Jahresgabe der Bernischen Kunstgesellschaft 1925].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. Second. hardcover. near fine. Barton, Ralph. Two volumes, each inscribed, each 8vo, full red crushed morocco with gilt detail & raised bands. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 217 pages, New York; Boni & Liveright, 1925. Second printing. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "With thanks to darling Brown for proving my theory. Anita Loos." But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, 248 pages, New York; Boni & Liveright, 1928. Second printing. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "All love to my darling Brown from Anita Loos." Near fine copies. Amazing to find a finely bound matched set, inscribed, of the most classic of Loos's titles. Loos was Hollywood's foremost woman playwright, screenwriter, and novelist.

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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1925. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in blind, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Onwership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, lower tip a little worn, a couple of faint marks to boards, internally fine. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, first state of the text. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Aus Armeniens Not. (Deckeltitel: Armeniens Trübsal). Unter den armenischen Flüchtlingen in Syrien. In dem Allem überwinden wir ..., Die armenischen Flüchtlinge in Frankreich. "Schriften der Action Chretienne en Orient." Nr. 1, 2, 3, 4, in einem Band.

      Straßburg, Action Chretienne en Orient, 1925.. Original-Broschur, Klein-8°, je Heft 16 Seiten. Einband leicht lichtgebräunt, gutes, sauberes Exemplar mit einigen photographische Abbildungen. Beklemmende Publikation im Zusammenhang mit dem Völkermord / Genozid der Türkei an den Armeniern. Rar..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Picturesque Hong Kong. A British Crown Colony and Dependencies. A RARE SURVIVAL IN FULL MOROCCO

      Commercial Press Hong Kong 1925 - 8vo., First Edition, with over 70 plates and 4 folding maps (2 large and coloured); handsomely bound in red full morocco, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second, and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral spray, original pictorial wrappers preserved, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With a contemporary picture postcard, and embroidered Christmas card (1945), loosely inserted. One of the best - and scarcest - pre-WWII guides to Hong Kong. Profusely illustrated, and with very numerous trade advertisements throughout, it includes detailed coloured maps of Hong Kong Island and the New Territories, and plans of the Central District of Victoria and the Canton-Kowloon railway. A splendid copy of a work rarely found complete. EXTREMELY SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        [Manuscript magazine]: The Comment. Number 1

      1925. The first and only issue of this homemade magazine by the artist Alexander Lisch. Small octavo. [26]pp. Detatched front cover, bradbound sheets with original art, tipped in elements, both original drawings and images from magazines, accompanied by typed and hand lettered text. A unique amateur magazine created by a commercial artist with cartoons, jokes, crossword puzzle, adventure story, a movie review with a ticket stub from the Knickerbocker Theatre in New York, and a reproduction of a drawing he did that was published in a magazine for the Chemcraft chemistry set. A charming handmade magazine by a talented, if now forgotten commercial artist. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Camera Studies in Iraq

      1925. IRAQ. Camera Studies in Iraq. By A. Kerim. Illustrated with 73 sepia photogravure images on 50 plates. Oblong 4to., 237 x 310 mm, bound in publisher's original patterned binding paper over boards, lettered in gilt, silk cord ties at spine, with original cardboard slipcase. Baghdad: A. Kerim and Hasso, Bros., [1925]. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of these captivating photographic image taken by A. Kerim of Baghdad in the early 1920s. Size of images range from: 6 x 8 ½ inches (most images) down to 3 by 2 ¼ inches. Printed titles in English within platemark. Views include: Ashar Creek, Whiteley Bridge Ashar Basrah, Bazar Square in Basrah City, The Serai Creek in Basrah City, Sheikh Gazal Market Ashar Basrah, Sug El Dijaj Basrah City, Modern Baghdad the city of Caliphs, The Shrine of Sheikh Omar, the Tomb of Sit Hobaida Kadimain the Holy City, The Golden Domes and Minarets of the Kadimain Mosque, The Maude Bridge, Baghdad from an aeroplane, Fruit Market in Baghdad, Baghdad & The Tigris, the Ruins of Babylon- Temple of Marduk, A Sheikh enjoying the famous Arab coffee, Street View of Baghdad from the North Gate, several street scenes in Baghdad, as well as many portraits and ethnic studies. A number of images show the local inhabitants from date-sellers on the streets of Baghdad to Kurdish nobles, to Arabian Sheikhs, to an intriguing photo of Assyrian Mountaineers. Some wear to protective slipcase, front blank endpaper missing, else fine copy.

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        The Professor's House

      New York: Knopf, 1925. First edition. Original full cream vellum gilt, white silk ribbon marker. One of 40 signed copies on Imperial Japan vellum, although this copy is unnumbered. Fine, unopened, with what's probably the original glassine wrapper. Crane A14.a.i.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        The Informer

      London: Jonathan Cape Ltd,, 1925. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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