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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Photographs

      1925. VAN VECHTEN, Carl. A Collection of 429 Original Photographs. 132 x 85mm. Laid into an album. Various places and dates. The William Earl Collection of Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. A collection of 4291 original photographs by Carl Van Vechten of which 391 are portraits and 38 are of of miscellaneous subjects, including a few unidentified portraits, with Van Vechten's blind stamp in the margins. As was often the case with Van Vechten's photographs the majority were printed on postcard stock. The collection comes from the dancer William Earl, a friend of Van Vechten's, and the majority of the photographs are annotated on the verso by Van Vechten, and some are also inscribed by him to Earl. Carl Van Vechten was an important figure in the cultural life of America during the first half of the twentieth century. He first made his mark as a music critic for the New York Times, but was also a prolific novelist and literary critic. In the early 1930s Miguel Covarrubias introduced Van Vechten to the 35 mm Leica camera, and he began photographing his large circle of friends and acquaintances. His earlier career as a writer and his wife's experience as an actress provided him with access to both fledgling artists and established cultural figures of the time. Van Vechten's portraits are frequently busts or half-length poses in front of bold backdrops. Dancers were usually photographed on stage. Van Vechten did his own darkroom work, but frequently used an assistant to help set up lights for portrait sittings. According to Davis "his work constitutes the single most integrated vision of American arts and letters produced in his era". Among the subjects who he photographed represented in this collection are: Alvin Ailey, Judith Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte, Baroness Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Marlon Brando, Dave Brubeck, Truman Capote, Carol Channing, Marc Chagall, Diahann Carroll, William Faulkner, Ben Gazzara, Dizzy Gillespie, Reri Grist, Julie Harris, Melissa Hayden, Al Hirschfield, Geoffrey Holder, Lena Horne, Kim Hunter, Burl Ives, Eartha Kitt, Hugh Laing, Joe Louis, Alicia Markova, Robert Morse, Eugene O'Neill, Laurence Olivier, Leontyne Price, Vincent Price, Ned Rorem, Bobby Short, Simone Signoret, Gertrude Stein, Paul Taylor, Alice B. Toklas, Ethel Waters and George Zoritch. As a major champion of African-American culture and patron of many of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance, it is not surprising that many of his subjects were African-American, and this collection has a fair representation of African American subjects. Van Vechten was also a lover of dance, and this collection contains many photographs of some of the leading dancers of the twentieth century including significant groups of Alicia Markova(68), Melissa Hayden(20), and Hugh Laing(76). Keith F.Davis. The Passionate Observer. Photographs of Carl Van Vechten. Plates 38 and 55. Also variants of plates 45,46 and 102.

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        Delo Artamonovykh [The Artamonov business].

      Berlin, "Kniga", 1925. - 8vo, pp. 259; one or two minor spots, but a very good copy in the original quarter vellum over cloth covered boards, upper outer corners bumped.First edition. '[Gorky's] best novel, The Artamonov Business (1925), follows the Artamonovs through three generations, from the uneducated grandfather, a strong and enterprising, lusty patriarch who starts a small factory and builds it into a major industrial plant, to a grandson, an intellectual and revolutionary whose generation will see the end of the Artamonov business' (Terras).Kilgour 385 Language: Russian

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        The Great Gatsby

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Very Good. New York: Charles Scrbiner's Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no subsequent printings listed. With proper point of issue errors present: pages 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired"; pages 60, line 16 "chatter"; page 119, line 22 "northern"; page 165, line 16 "it's"; page 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station". Lacking the dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Light wear at corners and spine ends, slight dulling to gilt stamping on spine. Previous owner details in ink on front free end paper, with small bookseller label to rear paste down. Contents toned, with some age-related spotting throughout, and heavy foxing to prelims and terminals. A few page corners show reading creases. First grouping of page signatures protrudes slightly, and there are several slightly exposed hinges throughout. A rather nice copy, displays very well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Najib

      New York: George H. Doran. (1925). First. First edition. Some holes and modest damage in the front gutter, thus good in very good dustwrapper toned at the spine. Author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York stamp on the front fly. Mystery adventure set in a Syrian antimony mine. Very uncommon in jacket. .

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

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Very Good. New York: Charles Scrbiner's Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no subsequent printings listed. With proper point of issue errors present: pages 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired"; pages 60, line 16 "chatter"; page 119, line 22 "northern"; page 165, line 16 "it's"; page 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station". Lacking the dust jacket. In Very Good condition. Light wear at corners and spine ends, slight dulling to gilt stamping on spine. Previous owner details in ink on front free end paper, with small bookseller label to rear paste down. Contents toned, with some age-related spotting throughout, and heavy foxing to prelims and terminals. A few page corners show reading creases. First grouping of page signatures protrudes slightly, and there are several slightly exposed hinges throughout. A rather nice copy, displays very well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gamiani ou deux nuits d'excès

      New printed 226 copies edition, ours a 25 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, pulling head after one single copy on Japan supernacré.Ouvrage illustrated with a frontispiece, 2 initials and 10 boards inset engraved on wood character erotic or pornographique.Notre copy is full of his suite on China 13 illustrations.Bords the frayed satin pouch, beautiful exemplaire.Rare. Aux dépens d'un amateur Paris s.d. ( circa 1925) 10,5x17cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Das ungarische Volkslied. Versuch einer Systematisierung der ungarischen Bauernmelodien.

      Cm. 25,5, pp. (2) 236 + pp. 88 di partiture (in fine). Solida ed elegante legatura posteriore in mezza pergamena con piccole punte e titoli in oro al dorso. Piatto della bross. orig. conservato. Ottima conservazione, parz. a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale in lingua tedesca (fu pubblicato a Budapest nel 1924). Il sottotitolo recita: Tentativo di una "sistematizzazione" delle melodie contadine ungheresi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        TWO VINCENTIAN MARTYRS: BLESSED FRANCIS REGIS CLET C. M., BLESSED JOHN GABRIEL PERBOYRE C. M.

      Catholicism; Martyrs; Photo frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182, [4] pages; Blue cloth in tan printed dust jacket. DJ with some wear to extremities. Clean throughout. Two martyrs of the Vincentian Missionary Society. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        Léon Bakst.

      Folio. 233pp. With 68 (52 coloured) full-page tissue-guarded plates, and 51 printed and mounted text-illustrations, mostly in colour. Orig. half vellum with gilt-stamped vignette to front cover. One of 250 numbered copies. - Uncut. - Top and bottom of spine a bit rubbed. Covers faded. Otherwise a very good and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        Leon Bakst.

      Berlin, Wasmuth, (1925).. Folio. 233pp. With 68 (52 coloured) full-page tissue-guarded plates, and 51 printed and mounted text-illustrations, mostly in colour. Orig. half vellum with gilt-stamped vignette to front cover.. One of 250 numbered copies. - Uncut. - Top and bottom of spine a bit rubbed. Covers faded. Otherwise a very good and clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        SIX DRAWINGS Illustrating Poems From When We Were Very Young Teddy Bear; Happiness; Hoppity; Vespers; Lines and Squares; and The Kings Breakfast

      London: Methuen 1925. The full suite of six prints. One of 20 copies each signed and numbered by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard. This set numbered 11. Printed on Japon and mounted on card as issued. Signed in pencil by both the author and artist underneath the printed image. Teddy Bear measures 43 x 31.5cms, Happiness measures 31 x 19cms, Hoppity measures 27 x 21.5cms, Vespers measures 29 x 18.5cms, Lines and Squares measures 31 x 24.5cms and The Kings Breakfast measures 48 x 37.5cms. There is little toning to the extremities and there are a couple of light foxing spots to Hoppity and The Kings Breakfast. The original card backing mounts are discoloured to the edges and some have short closed tears to the edge but the actual prints and signatures are unaffected. This set was previously framed (c.1960) as intended by the publisher so the card portfolio is no longer present. Now beautifully presented with card mounts using archival materials. A rare complete set of the signed limited edition. There was also an unsigned edition of 250 copies. Released just after the first publication of When We Were Very Young, the verse Teddy Bear is where we meet Winnie The Pooh for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        In the mission field: The diocese of Damaun

      Bombay, 1925, cloth, worn, binding still tight, fully illustrated, text fine.Oblong folio, signature of a donator of the book. Published for the Diocese to send as its chief exhibit to the Universal Missionary Exhibition, Rome, 1925. Only 8 physical copies located in world libraries(worldcat). An extensive survey of architecture, art, history, ethnology and portuguese catholicism in the diocese in Bombay.    Scarce

      [Bookseller: Librairie In Folio]
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        Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay

      Jamaica: , c.1925. Landscape octavo. Contemporary album, textured buff card with matching cord ties, titled "Photos" on the upper panel. 39 original photographs, c.125 × 80 mm), with manuscript captions in white ink. Wraps a little rubbed, otherwise very good. Attractive sequence of well-taken photographs chronicling a pleasure trip out to Jamaica on-board Elders & Fyffe's S.S. Camito, a passenger-carrying banana boat. First images show shipboard life, deck tennis, quoits, and boat drills; a sequence of four pictures covers passage through the Panama canal; which is followed by the main group of views of Jamaica: Kingston Harbour, Fern Gulley, Lucea, Black River, San José - sugar factory, "Nigger Hut" - but the majority showing a variety of locations around Montego Bay, an ox-train, locals collecting brushwood, "Clanside", our party gathered in a Ford Model A. An appealing, but unfortunately anonymous, memento of the early days of tourism in the Caribbean. Built in 1915 by A. Stephens of Glasgow, Camito made regular sailings out of Avonmouth to Jamaica. She was requisitioned during World War II, becoming HMS Camito, an ocean boarding vessel on blockade duties. In May 194, while escorting the captured Italian blockade-runner Sangro, she was sunk off Cape Clear by U-97.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GOSPLAN - LITERATURY LITERATURNI CENTER KONSTRUCTIVISTOV - (Collection littéraire de la section constructiviste)

      1925 - Moscou, Leningrad : Krug, 1925. Ed. I. Zelinsky. Un volume in-8 broché. Edition originale (seule édition). Composition constructiviste sur la couverture de N. Kupreyanoff. Textes de Boris Aganov, I.A. Aksenov, K. Zelinski, V. Inber, I. Selvindkii, D. Tumanji. -BIEN COMPLET du rarissime et fragile journal en supplément - inclus dans seulement quelques exemplaires - (sans manques mais avec déchirures aux plis). Zelinski fut un des fondateur du groupe Constructiviste. Kupreinov était membre de "4 Arts" avec Kliun et Lissitzky. Restauration au dos, quelques annotations. Voir photos. (Russian avant garde, constructivism, avant garde cover). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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        The Dress of the First Regiment of Life Guards in Three Centuries

      Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London - 1925, 1st edition limited to 300 numbered copies. () Very good. xi,36pp. + Plates. Folio in original full pigskin binding, gilt top edge others uncut. 40 tipped in colour plates complete with tissue guards and 40 b&w plates. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown with his pencil annotations in margins. Some toning to endpapers and minor bumping to lower front corner else a clean, tight copy. Copy #142 / 300. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Albumblatt mit eighd. Signaturen des Rosé-Quartetts: Arnold Rosé, Paul Fischer, Anton Ruzitska, Anton Walter. [16. August 1925: Kammerkonzert].

      -,, [Salzburg, 1925 - [Salzburg, -, 1925]. [ca. 24,8 x 21,7 cm] Vgl. Jaklitsch III 5. - Leichte Gbrsp., leichte Lichtschatten bzw. leicht stockfleckig, kl. Tintenkrakler in rechter oberer Ecke, linker Rand beschnitten, kl. Bleistift-Notiz: 16.8.1925 Kammerkonzert. Deutsch

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        The works of Joseph Conrad - Complete in 20 volumes

      Edinburgh ; London : J. Grant 1925 - 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. Very 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. 15 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Secret of Chimneys

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited,, 1925. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decorative pattern to spine and upper board in black. Boards rubbed and faintly marked, spine faded, small worn spots to corners and ends of spine, tanning to free endpapers, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Murder on the Links

      UK: The Bodley Head, 1925. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good+/Very Good. The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie First Edition The Bodley Head 1925. Cheap Edition. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Small label to front pastedown. Covers G+ in pictorial dust jacket (circa 1935) showing only light wear. Not price clipped. Extremely scarcewear. Not price clipped. Extremely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Beggars of Life

      New York A. & C. Boni, 1925-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, addressed to the Austrian Composer and Conductor Hans Pless, making mention of his "Macbeth"

      [December 28, 1925].. 1925].. Very good. - sc Two pages with over 100 words penned in German on both sides of an 8- 3/8 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide sheet of buff colored paper. The composer's name and address are faintly stamped in light blue at top left of the first page. In his letter addressed to the Austrian composer and conductor Hans Pless, Berg thanks him for his letter and mentions that he is anxious to get to know Pless's Macbeth. The following excerpts are translated from the German Fractur handwriting: "I, too, was sorry that you were not present. It would have meant a great deal to me." Berg is quite probably referring to the premiere of his opera Wozzeck which took place on December 14, 1925, two weeks before the date of this letter. Berg goes on to say, "I am very anxious to get to know your Macbeth. As soon as I come to Vienna and catch my breath after all my unavoidable obligations, we must get together for that wonderful purpose. Or perhaps we will see each other at the Volksoper when you conduct...." Signed "Alban Berg". Folded once horizontally for mailing, there are tiny tears to the edges of the fold. Very good. A member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, Alban Berg (1885-1935) was an Austrian composer of 20th century music whose compositions were influenced by the Romanticism of Gustav Mahler and his teacher Arnold Shcoenberg's twelve- tone technique. He is perhaps best remembered for his Violin Concerto and his operas "Wozzeck" and "Lulu", the latter about a prostitute who crosses paths with Jack the Ripper. Although he finished the first 2 acts, Berg died before completing Lulu.The Austrian composer and conductor Hans Pless (1884-1966) collaborated with Daniel Ruyneman in setting up an organization to promote performances of new music in Europe and the US.An English translation of the letter is included.

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        BABBLING APRIL

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 1925. First and only edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher?'s grey paper-covered boards with titles in blue to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A superb near fine copy, lightly bumped to the spine tips, the pages uncut. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and darkened dustwrapper. Both the book and wrapper are entirely without repair or restoration. Housed in a purpose-made cloth folding case with gilt stamped leather labels to the upper lid and spine. 300 copies printed. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, ?"For Anthony Hobson - this ghastly memory of the Greene years from Graham Greene?".

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. II: Exotische Fauna. Band XIII: DIE AFRIKANISCHEN TAGFALTER.

      Stuttgart 1925. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 4to. pp. vii, 611, v, with 80 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        The Master and the Path

      Theosophical Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. X X ; 358 pages; Two fold=out illustrations .

      [Bookseller: Hammonds Books]
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        The Book of Gallant Vagabonds

      New York - George H. Doran, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of tales of wanderers and adventurers. Including stories of Edward John Trelawney, John Ledyard, Belzoni and more. First edition. With map endpapers and portraits of the men mentioned. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmlybound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE COMMON READER First Series and Second Series

      London: The Hogarth Press. 1925 & 1932. First edition, first printing. Two volumes. First series in the first issue binding of cloth-backed white paper boards. Second series in jade green cloth with gilt titles, as called for. In the original pictorial dustwrappers. Both volumes near fine clean, bright and tight in the equally attractive lightly rubbed and marked dustwrapper. Without repair or restoration. Second series with the price blacked out on the front flap. First series 1250 copies printed. (Kirkpatrick A8a.) Second series 3200 copies printed. (Kirkpatrick A18a.)

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        Malerei - Photographie - Film (= Bauhausbücher Nr. 8)

      München, Albert Langen, 1925 - 1. Auflage,. Gr. 8°, 133 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, ill. Ganzleinen. Zustand: Rücken und Ränder des Einbandes etwas verblasst, innen sehr gut

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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. . Catalogs: far east.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Seven Sleepers

      Little, Brown and Company Boston 1925 - First Edition. Henry Pitz dustjacket art. Author's first book, a Hubin mystery and novel of intrigue in Europe as a diabolical secret German society plot the next World War. "No more sinister figure has appeared in fiction than Professor Kreutzemark, inventor of many new chemical concoctions" who is featured in the dustjacket art by Pitz, with the good doctor about to inject some kind of drug into the arm of a prostrate woman. Francis Beeding was the pseudonym used by a pair of writers, John Leslie Palmer (1885-1944) and Hilary Aidan St George Saunders (1898-1951). They were Oxford graduates who met while at the League of Nations in Geneva. Palmer was a drama critic who wrote books on the theatre under the pseudonym "Christopher Haddon". Saunders served with the Welsh Guards in WWI and worked for the Air Ministry in WWII, writing the famous pamphlet, The Battle of Britain. From 1946 to 1950 he was librarian of the House of Commons. They also wrote mainstream fiction under the name David Pilgrim. Almost Near Fine, spotting to top page edge, small foxed area at fore-edge of pages, heavy erasure at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket with fairly shallow chipping along top front panel and spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Centaure - La Bacchante. Préface de Charles Maurras. Illustrations de Adolphe Giraldon.

      Parijs, Plon Nourrit & Cie., 1925. Rijkverguld donkergroen heelmarokijn ingelegd met donkerder groen. Origineel omslag en rug meegebonden. Met foedraal. Dubbele schutbladen, de eerste in zijde met vergulde randen, de volgende in goud en groen gewolkt papier. Kop verguld. Illustraties in houtsnede door Rita Dreyfus naar ontwerp van Adolphe Giraldon. De tekst is gezet uit de Giraldon van Deberny-Peignot, een lettertype ontworpen door Giraldon in 1900. Gedrukt in 331 genummerde exemplaren. Omslag iets versleten, rug heel licht verkleurd.* Weelderig luxe-exemplaar: de belangrijkste prozagedichten van De Guérin (1810-1839), een van 30 exemplaren op Keizerlijk Japans papier met een dubbele suite van alle onderdelen van de illustraties en vignetten op Japans en op Chine. Luxe boekband, gesigneerd 'Flammarion'.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Interieurs Francais

      Albert Morance, 1925, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionPortfolio of interiors in ribboned boards. First printing (1925). Please note: portfolio is incomplete: Thirty-four plates are present--six plates are missing. A fabulous collection of Deco interiors presented in rich full color. Numerous decorators are represented: Francis Jourdain, J.E. Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, Andre Groult, Rob. Mallet Stevens, Eileen Gray, Sue et Mare, Martine, Dufet et Bureau. Black-and-white ornamentation on text pages by Raoul Dufy. Plates are fresh and bright and eminently framable. Boards are worn and in poor condition--spine is broken and ribbon tie is torn. 4to. Part of the series Documents D'Architecture.

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        ARROWSMITH

      Harcourt Brace (1925), New York - Cream cloth spine with paper spine label and blue boards. Copy #61 of 500 SIGNED copies of this Pulitzer Prize winner made into a film directed by John Ford and starring Helen Hayes. Extra spine label tipped in at the rear. Very short tear and crease to front free endpaper; minor soiling to spine label. The original slipcase has some edgewear and peeling of the black paper. The top has been repaired with cellophane tape. Near Fine in a Good example of the slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Devantures Vitrines Installations de Magasins à l'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Paris 1925 [ 2e series ]

      Paris: C. H. Moreau, 1925. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. 4 pages (list of plates) + 54 plates (versos blank) illustrated in Heliogravure (black and white). Complete. 13 x 10 inches (oblong folio). Portfolio covers printed paper over boards and thin black cloth spine. Portfolio with worn corners, cover ties lacking, wear at spine with hinges coming apart. The first 4 pages are taped together at the gutter, and are well worn. Several plates have corner creases not extending into the image. Plate one has a short tear in the margins, 2 plates with small corner creases. One plate has overall soiling. Otherwise light occasional soiling throughout. Boards. A portfolio containing 54 black and white heliogravure plates documenting the Storefronts, Display, and Showcases, Installations and other facilities at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Worlds Fair held in Paris in 1925. A review of OCLC/Worldcat and past dealer offerings finds substantial confusion regarding this title. Issue dates range from 1925 to 1928, and plate counts are either 54 or 60. Page [2] helps sort out the confusion. It notes this portfolio was issued as one part of a collection of 4 titles. The additional 3 titles are "Devantures, Vitrines, Installations de Magasins" 1e [1st series] and a further two with a new title "Nouvelles Devatures et Agencements de Magasins" 3e and 4e [3rd and 4th series]. Based on the context, this portfolio is the 2nd series. The fact that each plate is marked "Devantures et Installations De Magasins - 2e series" and "Helio Faucheux et Fils, Chelles" supports this conclusion. Additionally, the sole copy with the same title offered as of this listing contains 60 plates and lacks the '2e series' notation on the plates (no doubt it is the 1st series). In any event, the portfolio is complete based on the "Table des Planches" on pages [3] and [4]. Scarce in the marketplace and a wonderful piece of documentation from the Art Deco period.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Marie Love: A Naughtibiography Being a Pastiche so Designed as to Expose the Inner Secrets of Mayfair in the Nineteen Twenties: together with Moral Reflections upon Science and Art and the Follies of Various Charming Authors

      London: Robert Holden and Co.. [1925]. First. First edition. Illustrated. Some modest foxing and slight cocking else near fine in a nice, near fine dustwrapper (with wraparound jacket art illustrated by "Benjamin") with a few short tears on the rear panel and a tiny chip. Fictionalized satire of English society. OCLC locates three copies, with only one in the U.S. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        When We Were Very Young

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1925. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe green calf, titles to spine and pictorial design to front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt, green silk bookmark. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper and a black circular ink stamp to title page. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, endpapers foxed, occasional spotting to margins of text block. An excellent copy. First deluxe issue (seventh edition overall). The first of the books to be bound in deluxe leather by Methuen, this is an extremely rare edition. No deluxe edition was planned when the book was originally published; it was only later, when Winnie-the-Pooh appeared, that Methuen decided to publish deluxe editions of all the Pooh books, including When We Were Very Young. For this reason it is the only one of the deluxe editions that is not also a first edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

      Oxford University Press, 1925-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1925. 211 p. First edition, first impression. (Dated 1925 on title page, errata slip before introduction.) Very Good+ condition. No jacket. Clean text with no owner inscriptions, etc. and sharp gilt stamping. Light scratching to back board. Some foxing. Offsetting to front endpaper. Cloth worn at tips. A nice, neat copy. Tolkien translated the text and compiled the extensive glossary the rear of this volume. An early, scholarly work by the author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        LOCATING THE IRON TRAIL

      1925. GILLETTE, Edward. LOCATING THE IRON TRAIL. Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, [1925]. 8vo., blue cloth stamped in gilt. First Edition- all plates are present. Edward Gillette [1854-1936] was an engineer with the Chicago, Burlington and Chicago Railroad. As engineer he found a much shorter route than the one originally intended for the railroad through Wyoming; thus, saving the railroad a lot of money. He was hoping the railroad would show its appreciation with a nice financial bonus and, indeed, the railroad did reward him but by naming the town of Gillette, west of the Black Hills in northern Wyoming, after him in 1891. Signed presentation from Gillette on the front endpaper: "To Cousin Alvah, who shoots the Big Horn, Edward Gillette." The name of "A.S. Hopkins" in ink on the front pastedown. Also laid in is a 3.5-inch by 5.5-inch portrait photograph of Gillette, which is signed by him in ink on the lower edge of the mount (which has mounting traces on the verso). Also laid in is the front cover of the dust jacket. Pencil notations (by Cousin Alvah?) on pages 137 & 140. Very Good (spine bit dull). A very scarce book, especially when signed by the author!! $1,500.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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