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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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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?".

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rudloff]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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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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        Les Bois de l'Indochine, par Henri Lecomte, de l'Académie des Sciences, Professeur au Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, membre du Conseil Supérieur des Colonies (section économique). Avec un appendice sur les caractères généraux de la forêt indochinoise, par H. Guibier, Inspecteur des Eaux et Forêts, Chef du Service Forestier de l'Indochine. Texte et Atlas.

      Paris, Agence Economique de l'Indochine, 1925. - 2 volumes: 1 volume de texte, in-4, IV-310 pp, 1 volume d'atlas, in-4, 68 planches, reliure demi-basane verte, plats cartonnés marbrés, très bon état. Très rare réunion de ces 2 ouvrages magistraux sur les bois d'Indochine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        The Goose Woman and Other Stories

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1925. First. First edition. Near fine in very good plus dustwrapper, with a few nicks and short tears and slight fading to the spine, with publisher's printed label affixed to the front panel stating: "'The Michigan Kid' Rex Beach's Best Known Story is included in this volume." Signed and nicely Inscribed by the author on the front fly. "The Michigan Kid" was filmed twice -- in 1928 directed by Irvin Willat, and featuring Renee Adoree, Fred Esmelton, Virginia Grey, and Conrad Nagel in the title role; and again in 1947 directed by Ray Taylor, and featuring Jon Hall in the title role, along with Rita Johnson, Victor McLaglen, and Andy Devine. Additionally, the title story, "The Goose Woman" was also filmed twice: once in 1925 directed by Clarence Brown with Louise Dresser, Jack Pickford, and Constance Bennett; and again in 1933 as The Past of Mary Holmes with Helen MacKellar, Eric Linden, and Jean Arthur. Uncommon, particularly signed. .

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

      [Florence:] Privately Printed,, 1925. Quarto. Cream paper boards, white paper spine label, unopened and untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket toned, some nicks and chips, a few scuffs to boards, some offsetting to endpapers. First edition, one of 300 copies numbered and signed by the author. Presentation copy from the author, playfully inscribed on the title page: "To his friend Miss Crummer from Norman Douglas, in hope of a piece of soap in due course (not new mown hay) and of her not borrowing too many of my matches, although it points to a good house-wifely spirit. 26 August 1926". With the bookplate of Myrtle A. Crummer. Douglas was almost certainly introduced to the bibliophiles Leroy and Myrtle Crummer (who were busy forming an important medical library) by the publisher Pino Orioli, who ran an antiquarian bookshop by the Ponte Vecchio and later published a number of Douglas's books (see Barbara C. Morden's biography of the painter Dame Laura Knight). "Douglas says in Late Harvest (p. 51) that publishing Experiments "was in itself an experiment, a trying one". It was his first serious attempt at publishing his own work. And in a letter (dated May 30, 1925) to Charles Scott-Moncrieff, he writes: "The printers let me down dreadfully over that book; so that over 60 copies were not fit to send away" (Woolf). This collection of pieces includes Douglas's review of Doughty's Arabia Deserta, an essay on Edgar Allan Poe and a short story entitled "Queer!" a reworking of a story originally composed over twenty years earlier but which had appeared in different guises: as "Something from the Beyond" (1921) and "A Mystery" (1901).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for a Building for Milo Coffee Co , 759 Harrison St , San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, March 1925 - July 1929. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 13" x 32". 6 sheets. Job #194. Job #128 before 1929 revisions. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Schloss Seeburg. Federzeichnungen und Radierungen. M. einem baugeschichtlichen Abriß v. Pfr. Düll. M. 10 signierten Originalradierungen u. 4 montierten Abbildungen v. H. Wäscher

      Seeburg Privatdruck, 1925.. 4to. OPrgt. m. montiert. Deckelschild. 4 Bl. Etw. fleck. u. berieben. Landeskunde Deutschland,. Nr. 3 einer wohl kleinen Auflage des Privatdrucks auf Bütten. Vom Autor signiert.

      [Bookseller: Magdeburger Antiquariat]
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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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        [Manuscript]: A Prophet in his own Country

      [No place: no publisher. 1925]. Typed manuscript. 170pp., typed rectos only. Each chapter has been paper-clipped together, separate from the other chapters. Some oxidation from paper clips with some scattered tears and chips throughout, and moderate tears and chips to the final few pages, about near fine. Numerous pencil corrections, although a relatively finished draft. An apparently unpublished novel by William E. Batron about Jesus returning as an American in the early 20th Century. Also included is a good only original mailing envelope addressed to the publisher ("Bobbs Merrill Co.") with a return address that states, "From William E. Barton, Foxboro, Mass." Barton (1861-1930) was a religious scholar and prolific author of national acclaim -- reportedly his entry in the 1930 edition of Who's Who in America was the longest in the book. Today he is best known for his books about Abraham Lincoln and his great collection of Lincoln material, though several of his amusing religious parables have also lately been reprinted. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Bauhausbücher 3. Ein Versuchshaus des Bauhauses in Weimar. Zusammengestellt von Adolf Meyer.

      Albert Langen Verlag (Druck: Dietsch & Brückner - Klichees: Bruckmann, München) [1925] (Sommer 1924) Terzo volume dei quaderni del Bauhaus, dedicato alla villa sperimentale costruita a Weimar per la prima esposizione del Bauhaus nell?estate del 1923, un progetto gestito da Adolf Meyer e Walter March e realizzato da Georg Muche per il design insieme al dipartimento di architettura del Bauhaus. Contiene i testi di W. Gropius («Wohnhaus - Industrie», l?industria delle abitazioni residenziali), G. Muche («Das Versuchshaus [casa sperimentale] des Bauhauses»), e infine il dettagliato resoconto tecnico di Meyer «Der Aufbau [la costruzione] des Versuchshauses». Minime mancanze marginali alla camicia, complessivamente molto buono. Raro. in 8° pp. 78 [2].

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        The Magical Monthly Magazine, 9 Monthly issues

      MAGICAL MONTHLY 1925-26, LONDON - Includes: Nov. 1925, No. 2, Vol. 3; Dec. 1925, No. 3, Vol. 3; Jan. 1926, No. 4, Vol. 3; Feb. 1926, No. 5, Vol. 3; Mar. 1926, No. 6, Vol. 3; Apr. 1926, No. 7, Vol. 3; June 1926, No. 9, Vol. 3; July 1926, No. 10, Vol. 3; Aug. 1926, No. 11, Vol. 3 (Only May issue is missing). All have general wear, creased spine edge, crease through center of cover, some age-toning, Aug. 1926, No. 11, Vol. 3 has slightly soiled cover, each issue is approximately 11-15 pages, else, fine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1925-26 EDITION: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Rose.

      Ernst Rowohlt, Berlin, 1925 - Berlin, Ernst Rowohlt 1925. 11x19 cm. 176 S. Originalpappband mit einer Einbandzeichnung von Karl Walser. Wilpert-G. 16. - Badorrek-H. B.89. - Erste Ausgabe. - Umschlag sehr leicht fleckig, sonst tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Originalpappband mit einer Einbandzeichnung von Karl Walser. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History Of The Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West, 1614 - 1925; 4 vol. set

      S. J. Clarke. Chicago 1925 - HB 4to VG/-- 1st Ed. Illustrated. Index. 3630 pages. 1st ed. Dark green stamped cloth boards with gilt letters on spine; 3 edges marbled. Vols 1 & 2 are histories (954 & 944 pps.) with index in vol 2. Vols 3 & 4 are biographies (816 & 916 pps.) with index in each. Very Good throughout; vol 1 has very slight bump at middle of rear cover fore-edge; vol 2 has very slight break (1/8") at head of spine; vol 3 has slight bump at middle of front fore-edge; no other defects noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Brooklyn: Tice Cunningham Press, 1925. First edition thus. 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.

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        The Pixeyites: Original Manuscript and Artwork Satires by James Churchward

      (Mount Vernon, New York). (1925-1932). A highly unusual collection of remarkable satirical manuscript stories and hand-painted color illustrations, apparently based on the Niven stones which were pre-Columbian stone tablets bearing indecipherable pictographs and related markings, unearthed in 1921 by the English mineralogist William Niven in the Valley of Mexico. Most of the original 2600 andecite tablets were lost or dispersed and have never been recovered. All that remains are Niven's original rubbings, a selection of which are here stringently reproduced by the British-born writer James Churchward as dramatic figures superimposed upon new landscapes, timelines, and situations, thereby endowing them with a new life of their own. Now, they are "Pixeyites" -- strikingly realized with humor and wit (no doubt inspired by the mythical "Pixies" believed to inhabit neolithic sites in and around Cornwall and Okehampton, Devon, where Chuchward was born).The collection consists of five hand-painted, handwritten, and hand-bound quarto volumes, totaling 272 foliated leaves, and one set of seven original artworks on 9" x 6" sheets. They were created over an eight-year period, during the same time which Churchward won international notoriety for his book The Lost Continent of Mu -- Motherland of Man published in 1926, which he claimed proved the existence of a lost continent in the Pacific Ocean. In that work Churchward presents the controversial theory that a set of ancient tablets which he discovered in India, as well as Niven's set of stone tablets, both originated from the lost, antediluvian civilization of Mu. He claimed Mu was the site of the Garden of Eden and home to an advanced civilization known as the Naacals. Whereas in this and the subsequent books published by Churchward about Mu, he supports his claims with scientific rigor, in The Pixeyites he takes imaginative delight in attacking the scientific establishment of the day by depicting the pre-Columbian symbolical figures as members of the: "Chimalpa Vaudeville Club; composed of members of the Pixey Town Scientific Society."The first volume is comprised of three parts dating from 1925-1927: Atlas and The Glacial Period. A Satire. The next four volumes comprise a four volume set. They are continuously foliated and dated from 1928-1929, with the following sub-titles: Conniption Fit No. 1. Vaudeville A; Conniption Fit No. 1 Vaudeville B; Conniption Fit No. 2. Quakes; Conniption Fit No. 3. Politics. The set of seven related paintings is titled: Sports of the Pixeyites, and is dated from 1932.In his forward to Conniption Fit No. 1. Vaudeville A, Churchward writes: "All of the figures in this satire are exact reproductions of symbolical figures found ... at Chimalpa, Remedios, San Miguel, Amantla, Santiago, Ahuizotla, and other nearby villages from 4 to 6 miles north-west of Mexico City. Not a line had been added or altered in the figures themselves. Here and there I have added something as coming from their mouths and have drawn scenes around many of them suitable to the character given them ..."The mindfulness and skill Churchward employed in recreating the stone symbols, and placing them in a variety of environments (English tea rooms, volcanic landscapes, icy tundra, verdant moorlands) is remarkable: all of the paintings are accomplished and visually striking, many have elaborate ornamental borders in the style of a Persian miniature. The personas given to the figures themselves are rarely laudable. Several are quack scientists with names like "Dr. Bighead," and they are depicted by Churchward in his written satire as espousing illogical arguments, misunderstanding concepts, backbiting, and fighting one another. Churchward insists that these elaborate volumes were never meant for publication, but were created "simply ... to amuse my friends when they visit." As he had clashed with the scientific community, so too do the stark, abstract symbolic figures clash with their lush, formal environments. The resulting aesthetic is whimsical and surreal, bordering on Dada.All five volumes are signed and/or initialed by Churchward throughout, on several of the paintings and illustrated title and half-title pages, and in his introductions and forewords. All are quartos measuring 8" x 10", in painted wraps with quarter cloth backstrips. The Atlas volume has some small holes in the margins of two paintings (not affecting the image), else all five are in fine condition with some light wear and chipping to the edges of the wraps. All of the manuscript leaves were written by Churchward in ink. The set of seven loose artworks are on thick paper sheets measuring 9" x 6". Five are signed, and six have descriptions written by Churchward in pencil on the backs. All seven are in fine condition.These could be rightfully seen as a continuation of the Mu saga, and certainly shed a great deal of light on the puckish humor that Churchward employees towards his critics. The Mu books remained in print for many decades and despite the skepticism they (rightfully) attracted, the saga continues to resonate with seekers of utopias, along with tales of the lost worlds of Atlantis and Shangri-La. These manuscripts seem eminently suitable for publication. .

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        Lavoratori del ghiaccio – Die Eisbrecher. Holzschnitt. (Um 1925).

      - 16,2 : 20 cm auf dünnem Japanbütten 44 : 31,5 cm. Stauffer 49/c. – Druck der posthumen Auflage von 1964 mit dem Rundstempel in der unteren rechten Ecke: „Neudruck v. Originalstock. GIOV. GIACOMETTI" und der Numerierung in Bleistift auf 30. – Im Oberrand ausserhalb der Darst. mit 2 winzigen braunen Fleckchen, sonst ganz tadelloses Exemplar ohne Montagespuren.

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        Josephine: Napoleon's Empress

      London, Methuen and Co. 1925., 1925. FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo, publisher's green cloth titled in gilt, in original dustwrapper. A clean, bright copy of the book without the usual heavy foxing, hinges are tight, contents fresh; fine but for dicsreet gift inscription beneath front flap. In the scarce original jacket with printed titles and blurb, priced 10/6 to spine; wrapper has a few chips and tears, some rubbing end edgewear but is essentially a presentable example. An early title, which follows on from the author's first book 'Napoleon and his Court'. Rare in jacket. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

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        Alt-Stambuler Hof- und Volksleben Ein Turkisches Miniaturenalbum aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, I Tafelband

      Hannover: Orient-buchhandlung Heinz Lafaire, 1925. Brief text in German. Consists of 55 mounted reproductions. All 55 are present and all are undamaged. Light browning around the edge of the wrappers and some sun fading on the spine. Limited to 400 copies. Historian Franz Taeschner published this album that he had bought from an auction house in 1914. The original may have been stolen or destroyed by bombing during World War II, so it could not be used for a second edition.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Pixeyites: Original Manuscript and Artwork Satires by James Churchward

      (Mount Vernon, New York). (1925-1932). A highly unusual collection of remarkable satirical manuscript stories and hand-painted color illustrations, apparently based on the Niven stones which were pre-Columbian stone tablets bearing indecipherable pictographs and related markings, unearthed in 1921 by the English mineralogist William Niven in the Valley of Mexico. Most of the original 2600 andecite tablets were lost or dispersed and have never been recovered. All that remains are Niven's original rubbings, a selection of which are here stringently reproduced by the British-born writer James Churchward as dramatic figures superimposed upon new landscapes, timelines, and situations, thereby endowing them with a new life of their own. Now, they are "Pixeyites" -- strikingly realized with humor and wit (no doubt inspired by the mythical "Pixies" believed to inhabit neolithic sites in and around Cornwall and Okehampton, Devon, where Chuchward was born).The collection consists of five hand-painted, handwritten, and hand-bound quarto volumes, totaling 272 foliated leaves, and one set of seven original artworks on 9" x 6" sheets. They were created over an eight-year period, during the same time which Churchward won international notoriety for his book The Lost Continent of Mu -- Motherland of Man published in 1926, which he claimed proved the existence of a lost continent in the Pacific Ocean. In that work Churchward presents the controversial theory that a set of ancient tablets which he discovered in India, as well as Niven's set of stone tablets, both originated from the lost, antediluvian civilization of Mu. He claimed Mu was the site of the Garden of Eden and home to an advanced civilization known as the Naacals. Whereas in this and the subsequent books published by Churchward about Mu, he supports his claims with scientific rigor, in The Pixeyites he takes imaginative delight in attacking the scientific establishment of the day by depicting the pre-Columbian symbolical figures as members of the: "Chimalpa Vaudeville Club; composed of members of the Pixey Town Scientific Society."The first volume is comprised of three parts dating from 1925-1927: Atlas and The Glacial Period. A Satire. The next four volumes comprise a four volume set. They are continuously foliated and dated from 1928-1929, with the following sub-titles: Conniption Fit No. 1. Vaudeville A; Conniption Fit No. 1 Vaudeville B; Conniption Fit No. 2. Quakes; Conniption Fit No. 3. Politics. The set of seven related paintings is titled: Sports of the Pixeyites, and is dated from 1932.In his forward to Conniption Fit No. 1. Vaudeville A, Churchward writes: "All of the figures in this satire are exact reproductions of symbolical figures found ... at Chimalpa, Remedios, San Miguel, Amantla, Santiago, Ahuizotla, and other nearby villages from 4 to 6 miles north-west of Mexico City. Not a line had been added or altered in the figures themselves. Here and there I have added something as coming from their mouths and have drawn scenes around many of them suitable to the character given them ..."The mindfulness and skill Churchward employed in recreating the stone symbols, and placing them in a variety of environments (English tea rooms, volcanic landscapes, icy tundra, verdant moorlands) is remarkable: all of the paintings are accomplished and visually striking, many have elaborate ornamental borders in the style of a Persian miniature. The personas given to the figures themselves are rarely laudable. Several are quack scientists with names like "Dr. Bighead," and they are depicted by Churchward in his written satire as espousing illogical arguments, misunderstanding concepts, backbiting, and fighting one another. Churchward insists that these elaborate volumes were never meant for publication, but were created "simply ... to amuse my friends when they visit." As he had clashed with the scientific community, so too do the stark, abstract symbolic figures clash with their lush, formal environments. The resulting aesthetic is whimsical and surreal, bordering on Dada.All five volumes are signed and/or initialed by Churchward throughout, on several of the paintings and illustrated title and half-title pages, and in his introductions and forewords. All are quartos measuring 8" x 10", in painted wraps with quarter cloth backstrips. The Atlas volume has some small holes in the margins of two paintings (not affecting the image), else all five are in fine condition with some light wear and chipping to the edges of the wraps. All of the manuscript leaves were written by Churchward in ink. The set of seven loose artworks are on thick paper sheets measuring 9" x 6". Five are signed, and six have descriptions written by Churchward in pencil on the backs. All seven are in fine condition.These could be rightfully seen as a continuation of the Mu saga, and certainly shed a great deal of light on the puckish humor that Churchward employees towards his critics. The Mu books remained in print for many decades and despite the skepticism they (rightfully) attracted, the saga continues to resonate with seekers of utopias, along with tales of the lost worlds of Atlantis and Shangri-La. These manuscripts seem eminently suitable for publication. .

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        PLAISIR DE BIBLIOPHILE. Gazette trimestrielle des amateurs de livres modernes. 1925. Tome I –[VI], Paris, Au Sans Pareil, (1925-1930). 24 números en 6 volúmenes.

      1925 - In-8º mayor.- Aprox. 250 p. por volumen.- Profusamente ilustrado con láminas, grabados, facsímiles, reproducciones, publicidades y capitales ornadas.- Encuadernación uniforme en medio chagrin con punteras, lomos ricamente ornamentados con recuadros, florones y puntillados dorados ; cantos superiores dorados.- Al final de cada volumen se han encuadernado las páginas publicitarias que acompañan cada una de las 24 entregas que componen la colección.- Colección completa.- La edad de oro del libro ilustrado. Una fuente irreemplazable de información y crítica sobre las publicaciones, artistas y encuadernadores que convirtieron la bibliofilia francesa en un modelo de referencia que conserva intacta toda su vigencia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Di geboite Yerushalayim a khulem oifn var. [= The Rebuilt Jerusalem, a dream of a reality]

      Hebrew Publishing Company, New York 1925 - Lengthy signed inscription in Yiddish by the author, edge of the page with the inscription is frayed and a few letters missing: Volt ihr visn es vet zain mit mazl un mashiakh tzaitn dem buch geernte parnuse shleima zum andenkung fun Boris Schatz. [I understand the meaning of hte Yiddish words, but cannot make sense of their meaning here. It ends with:] "As memento from Boris Schatz." The book is loose in the binding, whose spine is worn and very, very far from pristine. Very rare first Yiddish edition. "Boris Schatz's exile on the shores of the sea of Galilee during World War I, was a time of fruitful contemplation and writing. He composed this fictional story, set in Eretz Israel one hundred years into the future, which offered a sublime alternative to the miserable reality of strife and struggle that had engulfed him in recent years. His utopian novella was a programmatic manifesto written according to the conventions of the then popular literary genre of the futuristic novel. The story opens with the biblical artisan Bezalel ben Uri miraculously appearing at the Bezalel School one day in the midst of the war and inviting Schatz on a tour of Eretz Israel in the year 2018. This device allowed the author to present a detailed description of Bezalel and the Land of Israel of the Future" (Boris Schatz: The Father of Israeli Art [Israel Museum Catalog, 2006]). Frontispiece is a full page photo of Boris Schatz. Both parts are in this volume. Part 1: 4 + 174 pages; Part 2: 215 pages. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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