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        Sandro Botticelli

      The Medici Society, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Set is one of six hundred and thirty. Folio. Ivory cloth bound with black, gilt trimmed spine labels. Moderate wear to boards. Some toning to edges, light toning to interior pages and tissue guards. Interior pages are clean, unmarked and in great condition. Work is written by Yukio Yshiro, Japanese academic, art historian, Botticelli scholar and Director of the Institute for Art Research in Tokyo. Please feel free to view our pictures of this beautiful set. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        British Light Infantry in the Eighteenth Century

      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d., [1925]. (An Introduction to "Sir John Moore's System of Training"). Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 7 other plates, all but one of them folding. Light mottling to the spine and upper board, else very good in slightly rubbed jacket. First edition of this key contribution to the history of the development of light infantry by one of Britain's leading military theorists . Decidedly uncommon in jacket, and this copy with a loosely inserted printed card of "Thomas Scullion, Autograph Collectors Society" requesting Fuller's autograph, Boney's signature on the back.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waverley Novels / Walter Scott [24 volumes]

      London : Macmillan 1925 - Description: 24v., illus., fronts., plates; 19cm. 24 volumes of the Waverley Novels - lacking vol. 23: Count Robert of Paris ; and, The Surgeon's daughter. Contents: v. 1. Waverley ; or, 'Tis sixty years since --v. 2. Guy Mannering --v. 3. The Antiquary --v. 4. Rob Roy --v. 5. Old mortality --v. 6. The Heart of Mid-Lothian --v. 7. A Legend of Montrose ; and, The Black dwarf --v. 8. The Bride of Lammermoor --v.9. Ivanhoe --v. 10. The Monastery --v. 11. The Abbot --v. 12. Kenilworth --v. 13. The Pirate --v. 14. The Fortunes of Nigel --v. 15. Peveril of the peak --v.16. Quentin Durward --v. 17. St. Ronan's well --v. 18. Redgauntlet --v. 19. The Betrothed ; and, The Talisman --v. 20. Woodstock --v. 21. The Fair maid of Perth --v. 22. Anne of Geierstein --v. 24. Castle dangerous ; and, Chronicles of the Canongate etc. --v.25. The talisman. Notes: Each volume features an introductory essay and notes by Andrew Lang. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked green cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Minor bumping to corners. Light staining to the cover of vol. 11. Some volumes have marginal foxing around prelims., otherwise pages are bright and clean, with just some light yellowing to the page margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 20 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Full and By: Being a Collection of Verses by Persons of Quality in Praise of Drinking.

      Doubleday, New York 1925 - Illustrated throughout with color & in black & white by Edward A. Wilson. 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue morocco, red leather spine label, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: Doubleday, 1925. First Edition. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks.

      [c.1925] - Oblong octavo, white printed boards, later cloth tape spine. Light soiling to binding, glue a little loose on a few napkin corners. First and only edition of this scarce cocktail recipe book with eight richly hand-coloured napkins tipped in. Produced during Prohibition (with "non-alcoholic" wryly inserted after every alcoholic ingredient). "Dedicated to serious drinkers everywhere" with history and recipes for the following cocktails: Manhattan, Blue Blazer, Deadwood Duck, Rip Van Winkle Sleeper, Belmont Park, Alabama, Barbary Coast, New Orleans Drip. An extremely attractive and rare piece of Prohibition Americana.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'albergo in Italia. Rivista mensile di propaganda alberghiera e per le industrie di fornitura d'albergo.

      Subject: (Alberghi - Turismo). Milano, 1925/1943, A. I/XIX, raccolta quasi completa di una rara e bellissima rivista del settore alberghiero, centinaia le pubblicit?, stupende in ogni fascicolo (sempre al minimo di 64 pp.) le copertine a colori dei pi? famosi cartellonisti ed artisti dell'epoca, ed interessanti gli articoli sempre inerenti agli alberghi di lusso e non, montagna, mare, terme, ecc. architettura, arredamento. Una vera miniera, sorprendente. Mancano i primi otto n. della 1a annata, che era di nove, poi fino all'ultima di giugno 1943 mancano solamente 4 fascicoli !! In totale sono 111 fascicoli (dei 124 usciti).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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      1925. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK) LOST KING OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1925) 4to, deep royal blue cloth, pict. paste-on, fine in dw with 1" piece off bottom of spine, ads through Kellow Knight). 1st ed., later printing with 12 plates (11 plates coated both sides and the plate facing page 78 coated 1 side) (H-G XIX). Illus. with 12 color plates plus pictorial ep's and b&w's thruout by J.R. NEILL. Nice bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine gilt dull; several small ink splashes on bulked fore-edge of text. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper as usual. A collection of prose pieces that was the poet's first publication by a commercial press. Wallace A9. SIGNED in red ink in his later hand on the front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        "The book of the thousand nights and a night : a plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments [9 volumes] Supplemental nights to the book of the Thousand nights and a night, with notes anthropological and explanatory [6 volumes]"

      "Privately Printed at the Burton Club, [ca. 1925?]" "Privately Printed at the Burton Club, [ca. 1925?]", 1925. 1st Edition in this form. "Description: 15v., fronts.; 24cm. Contents: 9 volumes of The book of the thousand nights and a night / translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton - lacking vol. 5. 6 vols. of 'Supplemental nights to the book of the Thousand nights and a night' - lacking vol. 7. Subjects: Arabic literature -- Arabian nights -- Translations into English -- Tales, Arabic. " "Description: 15v., fronts.; 24cm. Contents: 9 volumes of The book of the thousand nights and a night / translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton - lacking vol. 5. 6 vols. of 'Supplemental nights to the book of the Thousand nights and a night' - lacking vol. 7. Subjects: Arabic literature -- Arabian nights -- Translations into English -- Tales, Arabic. "

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        Casanova: Fünf Episoden

      Eros-Presse (1925), Wien - Elephant folio. 1/1000. 17 pages of text with 10 pages of original full-page lithographs. Illustrated paper-covered boards with red vellum strips along spine as issued. Minor chipping and closed tears on spine. Some scuffing and slight staining to boards. Small stain near bottom edge on first few pages not affecting text or lithos. 10 stunning original lithographs in duotone by Josephe Verheyen. Printed on handmade paper. Translated into German by Heinrich Conrad. Very good condition. Fine erotic art. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      MacMillan Co. 1925 - Includes 58 Illustrations! Has name on endpaper, interior pages may have some foxing, but clean, binding sound. OF NOTE: between pages 172/173; there are some pages torn out, they are not noted in the book and since the book is so rare I am not able to find another to ask. But I believe these were blank note pages. Moderate wear to spine ends and corners. Smoke free and shipped in box. 177 pp Images upon request! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Prestonshire Books]
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        OCCIDENTAL GLEANINGS: Sketches and Essays Now First Collected by Albert Mordell.

      Dodd, Mead & Co.,, New York: 1925 - First edition. Two-volume set in the rare, original slipcase. A stunning set, almost as new. Bright and fine in the white dust jackets with only the lightest smudging to the spines. The slipcase shows general light soiling and wear to the open edges, but the printed label on top edge is fine. A remarkable set, rare in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        The Great Gatsby

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1925. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped. Dampstain to upper edge of cloth. Inner hinge a little weak. Some light spotting. Heraldic bookplate on paste-down of Beaverbrook 'Res Mihi Non Me Rebus'. Also signature of S. Churchill and pencil note on fep 'Aug 24th 1926 Aquitana to Southampton' First Edition second printing Green hardback embossed cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 218pp.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Paddington Mystery

      Geoffrey Bles, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1925. First Edition. 305 pages. No dust jacket. Orange boards with black lettering. Pages are heavily foxed and mildly tanned with bright copy and tender binding. There is a slight crack to the central hinge of the book but pages remain firm. Endpapers, paste downs and fore-edge are heavily tanned and foxed. There is an initial penned to the ffep. Boards are grubby and heavily rub-. worn with moderate shelf-wear to edges and corners. There are small areas of soiling, speckling and scuffing. Minor ink stains to the left hand side of the title. Spine is bumped with heavy edge-wear and similar defects as boards. The text is very lightly faded but remain bright.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Un Royaume de Dieu

      Paris - Aux Editions Lapina, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition and signedcopy of this French work about the Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia, beautifully illustrated throughout. No. 89 of 400 copies, signed by the author and the illustrator. 'Illustre de quatre-vingt-six eaux-fortes originales de Lucien Madrassi'. Featuring 28 engravedplates. Contains numerous illustrations in the text. With the original paper wraps bound in at the rear. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear and some slight marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Il maniscalco pratico. Seconda edizione riveduta e ampliata.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli - Ippologia). Milano, Hoepli, 1925, 16mo legatura editoriale tutta tela con copertina illustrata, pp. VIII-430 con 191 illustrazioni (anche in tav. ripegate) n.t. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        The Professor's House

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First Edition. The Professor's House was Cather's first commercially successful book. The 20,000 copy first printing was sold out three weeks prior to publication, and within a month of distribution the book had already outsold any of her previously published books, ultimately going into eight printings within the year it was issued. CRANE A14.a.i. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm.); red-orange boards quarterbound in purple, stamped in gilt on the spine with red-orange topstain; dustjacket; 284pp. Spine gilt is slightly dulled (as is nearly always the case), minor soiling to the topstain and some faint spotting to the front board, with mild foxing to the rear blanks and the upper right corner of the front board slightly tapped but still sharp; overall a solid Very Good+ copy. The dustjacket shows a few very shallow nicks at the crown and upper corner tips, a 1/4 inch closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel, with a few shades of darkening to the spine panel, though titles are still dark and perfectly legible. Front panel nearly detached from spine panel, held together only by a single tape mend on the verso at the crown; Very Good. Despite the aforementioned flaws, the tear is virtually invisible from the outset and shows quite nicely.

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      New York:: Knopf,. 1925. First edition. One of 185 (of 225 total) SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Patterned paper boards, green cloth spine with pink label printed in black; issued without dust jacket. This copy lacking the original publisher's slipcase. Buckram cloth spine a bit darkened with thumb-size damp stain at bottom; decorated paper boards show a hint of sunning on top inch; internally clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Barchester Novels

      nbsp;London -Robery Hayes, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive setof Anthony Trollope novels, one of the most successful authors of the Victorian era. Complete in six volumes, all in original unclipped dustwrappers. Titles include: Framley Parsonage, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, The Warden, The Last Chronicle of Barset, these titles form the Chronicles of Barsetshire. set in the fictitious English county of Barsetshire (located approximately where the real Dorset lies) and its cathedral town of Barchester. These classics of Victorian literature concern the dealings of the clergy and the gentry, and the political, amatory, and social manoeuvrings that go on among and between them. Condition: In original dustwrapper and full cloth bindings. Externally, very smart with small closed tears to one of the dustwrappers at the front, otherwise there is some slight chipping to all dustwrappers and only slight bumping and edgewear. Internally, all firmly bound, bright and clean with a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedowns. Overall:NEAR FINEinNEAR FINEdustwrappers.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Sketches & Speeches

      Self published, Chicago 1925 - Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text unmarked. Light tanning to spine, minor bumping to spine ends. Top edge gilt. Boards lightly bumped at corners. Limited edition, 400 copies printed. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Inscribed, signed and dated by author. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 125376. Additional shipping may be required for international orders. Please inquire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The book of the thousand nights and a night : a plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments [9 volumes] Supplemental nights to the book of the Thousand nights and a night, with notes anthropological and explanatory [6 volumes]

      Privately Printed at the Burton Club, [ca. 1925?] - Description: 15v., fronts.; 24cm. Contents: 9 volumes of The book of the thousand nights and a night / translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton - lacking vol. 5. 6 vols. of 'Supplemental nights to the book of the Thousand nights and a night' - lacking vol. 7. Subjects: Arabic literature -- Arabian nights -- Translations into English -- Tales, Arabic. Description: 15v., fronts.; 24cm. Contents: 9 volumes of The book of the thousand nights and a night / translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton - lacking vol. 5. 6 vols. of 'Supplemental nights to the book of the Thousand nights and a night' - lacking vol. 7. Subjects: Arabic literature -- Arabian nights -- Translations into English -- Tales, Arabic. 15 Kg. 0 pp.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Ruptures *

      Rythme et Synthèse, Paris 12.5.1925. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Envoi de l'auteur. (Gromaire 244/5) Édition originale. L'un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé, outre 25 Hollande et 600 Vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        ONCE ON A TIME

      1925. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. ONCE ON A TIME by A.A. Milne. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1925]. 8vo, blue gilt pictorial cloth, gilt decorated spine, 269p., Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw slightly frayed at top of spine). This fantasy was first issued in 1917 without illustrations, this is the first Robinson edition and the first to be commercially successful. Illustrated by him with color dust wrapper, color frontis, pictorial endpapers, plus many lovely line illus. in text. This is a nice bright copy, scarce in the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Mrs. Dalloway

      Hogarth Press, 1925-01-01. First British Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Hogarth Press, 1925: True First Edition, First Printing, with no subsequent printings mentioned on the title page. Published by Virginia and her husband, Leonard, at their press in London. British edition precedes the American. In Good overall condition. Clean text. Pages age toned. Book plate from previous owner to front paste down, previous owner name written small in pen at gutter of rear paste down. Page corners lightly bumped. A few hinges slightly exposed. Cloth shows rubbing, edge wear and light sunning to the top of the rear board. Bumped corners, pushed in and worn. Spine ends worn with slight fraying. The spine is lightly sunned with a small stain. The gilt lettering on the spine is gently rubbed, but still very legible. An extremely rare, first printing of the true first edition.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Poirot Investigates

      Dodd Mead, 1925. First American Edition, no additional printing listed.. Hardback.. Very good condition./Remains of dust jacket, in mylar cover.. Jacket in 3 pieces, missing top half of rear panel and lower two-thirds of spine, but the front panel is mostly intact and the $2.00 price is present on the front flap. The book has slight fading to the spine and discoloration to the bottom corners of the boards. No previous owner's marks.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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      London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 1925. A fine collection of seven original full colour illustrations by G. D. Rowlandson that appeared in Warne's "Tiny Tots Animal Book" (in Warne's 'Popular Picture Books Series'). The illustrations include a particulary fine study of a Jack Russel Terrier and her puppies; a "rare breed"sow and her piglets; a cock, hen and chicks; the other illustrations are Guinea Pigs; Red Squirrel; Pigeons and final a study of Grey Squirrels. The illustrations are in watercolour on thick card; all are signed G. D. Rowlandson or initialed G. D. R. The dimensions are approx. 135 x 230mm; most with contemporary brown paper protectors. All are in very good condition. An outstanding collection of original and decorative animal illustrations by an important animal artist: George Derville Rowlandson (1861-1928) was a British artist best known for his iconic hunting scenes and animal studies, as here. He was born in India in 1861 and studied art in Gloucester, Westminster and Paris. He worked in Bedford Park.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Le Livre d'Esther. Nouvelle version du Livre d'Esther d'après les saintes Ecritures par Robert Schmidt. Illustrations de Arthur Szyk

      Paris: Piazza, 1925. Livre. Illus. by Arthur Szyk. Très bon. pleine reliure. In-8. Paris, Piazza, 1925. 24 x 17 cm (R), in-8, 50 - LXXVI (5) pp. - 19 planches en couleurs hors texte, 1 en-tête en couleurs, ornements dans le texte en noir, rouge ou vert, reliure de plein daim brou de noix, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée, couverture supérieure conservée. Tirage à 950 exemplaires, celui-ci l'un des 775 sur vélin Blanchet et Kléber (n° 764). La traduction française précède le texte hébreu. Premier livre illustré par le peintre juif d'origine polonaise Arthur Szyk lors de sa période parisienne. Agréable exemplaire. (MONOD, 7199 ; CARTERET, IV, 241 : "édition recherchée").

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Those Not Elect

      New York: Robert M. McBride, 1925. First Edition, one of 10 signed copies on Ingres paper not for sale. 8vo. . Original plain gray boards, rebacked, most of the original backstrip preserved . The rare signed issue of the author's first book -- unrecorded by our only bibliographical resource: Bruccoli - Clark's First Printings of American Authors

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        Amabaca Girl

      South Africa. unbound. very good. Portrait. Watercolor on paper. Image measures 12" x 9.5". Portrait of a Zulu girl, circa 1925. Overall toning, minor wear and tear to top edge. Small splatter stain by subject's left shoulder. Simoni Mnguni (1885-1956) began painting at the age of 40. He painted scenes from the Zulu culture, including landscapes and portraits.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        L' Art du Maquillage

      Paris: Éditions Ulysse Boucoiran, 1925. Octavo. xvi, 133, + (17)pp. ads. First edition. An extensive manual on make-up for the theater, cinema, personal beauty, and even shop-window mannequins. The author was a student of the famous Mme. Valentin, founder of the first French "Institut de Beauté." Illustrated with 80 text figures and sixteen tipped-in vividly hand-colored lithographs. These show make-up for various theatrical characters, from "Peau-Rouge" (Redskin) to Mephisto, Frochard, Henri IV, and Crainquebille. Among the faces depicted are Mistinguett, a famous actress, and Bécassine, the first known female clown. Max-Hardine, a well-known "comique excentrique," is shown "au naturel" and "en travesti." Make-up for the severed head of John the Baptist might have been used for Wilde's Salome. Detailed instructions and lists of materials are provided. These are prize-winning creations by named make-up artists who took their art seriously. With seventeen pages of ads (unopened) for theatrical wig-makers, cosmetics, wax mannequins, and various kinds of beauty establishments. Bound in printed wrappers and a glassine dust wrapper. Spine ends of book and glassine chipped, front hinge slightly split, else a very good copy.

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        President Calvin Coolidge SIGNED 1925 Framed Document

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. Washington, DC. July 22, 1925. One sheet, 13 3/4 by 17 3/4. 30th President of the United States. Appointment of Robert S. Regar as Third Assistant Postmaster General. Countersigned by Postmaster General Harry Stewart New. Light general toning. Archival framing.

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        The Gentleman's New Pocket Farrier, Comprising a General Description of the Noble and Useful Animal The Horse;

      Richmond: Peter Cotton, 1925. Hardcover. Good. The third edition, enlarged and improved. 12mo. vii,(8)-228pp. Contemporary full calf. Illustrated. Lacks front free endpaper and lettering label; spine and head of spine worn; dampstain on the upper third of the first half of the text block, but a presentable copy of a scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Ve congrès eucharistique national, compte rendu officiel

      Secrétariat du comité local, 1925. in8 Broché

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      Oxford: Clarendon Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Medical; B&W Illustrations; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" ; x, 685 ; 728 pages; 7 .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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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. Folio (16-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm). 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. 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, ABAA]
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        Der Fasciculus Medicinae des Johannes de Ketham Alemannus. Facsimile des Venetianer Erstdruckes von 1491. Mit einer historischen Einführung. Mit XIII Tafeln.Monumenta Medica. Band 1.

      R. Lier & Co., Mailand, 1925 - 57Seiten, Cachet de bibliothèque, étiquette de cotation collée au bas du dos.

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        The Great Gatsby

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925-06-06. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Scribners, 1925. First Edition, First Issue, with the Scribner colophon present on the copyright page and the proper textual errors present ("chatter" on p. 60, line 16; "northern" on p. 119, line 22; "it's" on p. 165 line 16; "away" missing punctuation on p. 165, line 29; "sick in tired" on p. 205, lines 9-10). The rear panel of the original dust jacket is tipped in to the front paste down; it is from the first issue with the lower case "j" in "jay Gatsby" hand corrected in ink. In Very Good condition. Clean pages, with foxing to a few rear pages, occasional smudges and signs of use and age. Bumped corners, lightly frayed. Wear to spine ends, rubbing to gilt spine lettering, and gentle shelf lean. A nice copy overall, extremely rare with a piece of the original, first state dust jacket tipped in.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        THE LATER CERAMIC WARES OF CHINA Being the Blue and White, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, Monochromes, etc., of the K'ang Hsi, Yung Cheng, Ch'ien Lung and Other Periods of the Ch'ing Dynasty. Limited signed edition with 5 extra colour plates

      London, Ernest Benn, 1925.. FIRST EDITION 1925, EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR PRINTED ON HANDMADE PAPER WITH 5 EXTRA COLOUR PLATES, THIS COPY BEING No. 176, 4to, approximately 290 x 220 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, 81 plates, numbered 1-76 and A-E, all with captioned tissued guards, the first 31 of which are in colour (including the 5 extra plates numbered A-E), the rest in black and white, 9 coloured plates are folding, a few small text illustrations and illustrations of potter's marks, pages: xxix, 155, [1], bound in the publisher's original half dark brown pigskin over brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, upper corners bumped with bumping showing as very light creasing to top outer corners of pages throughout, not affecting images, no inscriptions. A very good clean tight sturdy copy (top corners slightly bumped as noted). This edition with 5 extra coloured plates (called for on Plate list), printed on handmade paper and with top edges gilt is quite scarce. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE.

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        Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

      Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and axe design to upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. With the errata list. Spine tanned, abrasions to upper edges of boards, a few spots to edges of text block. Contents fresh and largely unopened. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with some faint spots and a small chip from the upper panel. First edition, first impression, review copy with the publisher's slip tipped-in to the title page. A scholarly edition of the Middle English alliterative romance, the text being translated from the original 14th-century manuscript (now held as part of the Cotton Library at the British Library) with copious notes, details and glossaries by Tolkien and Gordon. Scarce the dust jacket.

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        INTERNATIONALES ARCHIV FÜR ETHNOGRAPHIE ( Vols. 26 - 41 / 1925 - 1942 )

      Leiden: Brill 16 years bound in 13 volumes (partly with bound-in SUPPLEMENTS). Numerous plates, plans, and illustrations to texts (contributions in different languages). BINDING: Library cloth (12) and half cloth (1). with some light staining to edges, slight rubbing and scratching. CONTENTS: Exlibris, library dry stamp to title, slight browning, and occ. some stain. * INCLUDES also: The famous study ' Anthropologische Untersuchungen auf BALI und LOMBOK ' by Kleiweg de Zwaan. --------------------------Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie. Bd. 26-41 (teils mit eingebund. Supplementen). Insg. 16 Jgge. in 13 Bänden. Mit zahlr. Tafeln, Plänen u. Abb. im Text. Leiden, Brill u.a., 1925-42. Gr.-4°. Bibl.-Lwd. u. -HLwd. (1) (Schnitt teils etw. fleckig, leicht berieben u. kratzspurig). ---------------------------------------Umfangreiches Teilstück der Reihe. - Mit Berichten zur Astralmythologie der nordamerikanischen Indianer, Mayahieroglyphen, Ursprung des Eigentums, Tatöwieren, Psychologische Bedeutung des Gruppentotemismus in Australien, Ansichten der Primitiven Völker über das Geschlechtsleben, Bedeutung der Inzest-Erscheinungen in Australien, Geheime Gesellschaft der Ariori, Fruchtbarkeitsriten in Melanesien, Anthropologische Untersuchungen auf Bali und Lombok etc. NOTE: PRICE includes FREE registered MAILING worldwide !. CLOTHBOUND. GOOD.

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        Les Arts Decoratifs Musulmans

      Paris: Albert Morance, [c.1925]. Portfolio of 60 oversized photographic plates of ceramics, glass, textiles, carvings, and metalwork. Plates include objects from the 1925 Alexandria exhibition. 12 x 16". With introduction and notes by orientalist and Louvre museum curator Migeon.

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        Über das Unendliche

      Berlin: Springer, 1925/1926. First edition, offprint issue. Very rare separate printing (WorldCat locates just two copies) of the most detailed exposition of Hilbert’s proposal for the foundation of classical mathematics, which became known as Hilbert’s Program. This paper further contains his attempted proof of the continuum hypothesis which led to the later work of Kurt Gödel and Paul Cohen. (Van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel, pp.367-92:) “Hilbert devoted to the foundations of mathematics a series of papers ... Among all these contributions the 1925 paper [the offered item] stands out as the most comprehensive presentation of Hilbert’s ideas. It is the text of an address delivered in Münster on 4 June 1925 at a meeting organized by the Westphalian Mathematical Society to honor the memory of Weierstrass. In addition to the original version [ibid], two modified ones [were published in 1927 and 1930]. These, however, are abbreviated and besides other passages, omit entirely the section that deals with the continuum problem ... The paper consists of two quite distinct parts. The first is a clear and forceful presentation of Hilbert’s ideas at the time on the foundations of mathematics. It starts by recalling how Weiserstrass eliminated references to ‘infinity’ in analysis (Hilbert could have mentioned Cauchy and D’Alembert) and reviews the role played by infinite in physics, set theory, and, when we deal with general propositions, logic. Leaning on the example of arithmetic, it introduces the distinction between finitary and ideal propositions, and it undertakes a simultaneous formalization of logic and arithmetic ... The second part of the paper is a sketch of an attempted proof of the continuum hypothesis. Stated for the first time by Cantor at the very beginning of the development of set theory (1878), presented by Hilbert as Problem no. 1 in his famous list of unsolved mathematical problems (1900), the continuum problem for years resisted the efforts of mathematicians. The only partial result known at the time of Hilbert’s attempted proof was König's: the power of the continuum is not a limit of denumerably many smaller cardinal numbers ... Instead of the set of real numbers Hilbert considers the equivalent set of number-theoretic functions and undertakes to prove that there is a mapping of the set of ordinals of the second number class onto the set of these functions. By dealing with the definitions of functions rather than with the functions themselves the argument takes on a metamathematical aspect that is absent from Cantor’s work. The fact that the values of a number-theoretic function may be made to depend on the solvability of a certain mathematical problem establishes a connection between the second part of the paper and the first, and Hilbert invokes his previously expressed conviction that every well-posed mathematical problem is solvable. If the definition of a function involves the solvability of a mathematical problem, it will contain an unbounded existential quantifier, or, in Hilbert’s system, the ε-function. Convinced of the possibility of justifying the transfinite part of mathematics by metamathematical means, Hilbert states as Lemma I that such definitions of functions can be replaced by recursive definitions, in which, except for a string of prenex universal quantifiers, no quantifier occurs. ... Hilbert then proceeds to show that, since recursion equations defining functions contain ‘variable-types’ of increasing height, these equations parallel the definitions of the ordinals of the second number class. ... Among several unproved statements, it contains in particular, as Lemma II, the assertion that in the definitions of number-theoretic functions transfinite recursion can be replaced by ordinary recursion. Hilbert’s attempt aroused few comments. Paul Lévy recalls: ‘Zermelo told me in 1928 that even in Germany nobody understood what Hilbert meant’. ... The continuum hypothesis was proved by Gödel (1938, 1939, 1940) to be consistent with the customary axioms of set theory and by Cohen (1963-64) to be independent of these axioms. ... In his review of Gödel’s second paper of the consistency of the continuum (1939), Bernays wrote: ‘The whole Gödel reasoning may also be considered as a way of modifying the Hilbert project for a proof of the Cantor continuum hypothesis, as described in [Über das Unendliche, 1925], so as to make it practical and at the same time generalizable to higher powers’.”. See also Parkinson: Breakthroughs, p.199 and Bell: Men of Mathematics, p.63. 8vo: 226 x 157 mm. Offprint from: Mathematische Annalen, vol. 95, pp. [161] - 190. Bound with a light green backstrip as issued, a fine copy. Besides the two copies located by WorldCat in Germany and Holland, we could locate three other offprints; one in the Paul Hertz collection of the University of Pittsburgh, and two copies in a private collection.

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        Vol. 6 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Downtown Jamaica & Morris Park

      New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1925. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 79 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1970. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes part of Richmond Hill and the Van Wyck Expressway, and the original Jamaica Station on the Long Island Railroad at the current AirTrain Terminal on Sutphin Boulevard. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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