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        An American Tragedy

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First Edition. Dreiser's best-known work after Sister Carrie, and basis for two films: the 1931 Josef von Sternberg picture and the 1951 film noir directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters. Two octavo volumes (19.5cm); black cloth stamped in gilt on spines and front panels; dustjackets; 840pp; custom black cloth slipcase. Gilt spine lettering fairly rubbed, though still somewhat legible, with some trivial offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers in volume 1; tight, Near Fine copies. Dustjackets are unclipped, spines are sunned, with some expert tissue repairs to verso of same, and a small amount of re-touching and restoration at the spine ends; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        THE COMMON READER. [FIRST AND SECOND SERIES] Leonard Woolf's copies

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1925 & 1932, 1925 Woolf, Virginia. THE COMMON READER. [FIRST AND SECOND SERIES] Leonard Woolf's copies. London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1925 & 1932. Two Volumes 8vo. First Series: [One of only 1250 copies] original white paper boards with handsome Vanessa Bell design printed in brown & green with the original cream dustwrapper [designed by Vanessa Bell] matching the design on the boards which is in near fine condition; light foxing to endpapers, top edge slightly soiled, a bit bowed - Dustwrapper a bit browned [as is usual if you can find one] & lightly chipped. Second Series: [one of 3200 copies published] original bright green cloth, titles to spine gilt; with the Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper printed in vermillion & azure. A near fine example; some minor foxing to binding & dustwrapper which is slightly darkened. Very nice copies of the first editions, first impressions of both volumes & rarely seen as such & with the added seminal association, as both volumes are signed & dated by Leonard Woolf on the front free endpapers in lavender fountain pen. We know of no other sets signed by L.W. - Kirkpatrick A8a & A18a; Woolmer 81 & 315. . Signed. First Edition.. Illus. by Vanessa Bell.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Writings of William Blake. Edited in Three Volumes by Geoffrey Keynes

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1925. London: Nonesuch Press, 1925. Three quarto volumes. xviii, 364; vii, 397; vii, 430pp. One of 1500 copies printed on handmade paper. The complete text of Blake's known writings along with the variant readings. With an opening frontispiece photogravure of Blake's death mask by Emery Walker and sixty collotype plates of Blake's drawings and paintings to illustrate the poems. In A History of the Nonesuch Press, John Dreyfus writes that Francis Meynell regarded this set "as one of the two 'most useful and generally creditable of Nonesuch publications' -- the other being the seven-volume Shakespeare which came later." Bound in quarter vellum and marbled paper, gilt-titled to spines. This copy has been protected in plain dust wrappers printed with "Blake" and the volume numerals to the spines. The dust wrappers have additional mylar protecting the paper. Corners slightly bumped, dust wrappers lightly toned to spines, and with a few spots to the front panel of the dust wrapper for volume one, else a fine set. A pencil note to the front endpaper from the legendary bookseller Herman Cohen of the Chiswick Book Shop indicates that this is the only dust wrapper he had ever seen; no indication of a dust wrapper is recorded in the bibliography. Below that, Cohen has written, "Bruce Rogers's best friend in England." With the bookplate of A. T. Bartholomew, noted Cambridge University librarian and bibliographer, and close friend of both Geoffrey Keynes and Bruce Rogers, to the front pastedown of each volume.

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      New York:: Boni & Liveright,, 1925.. New York:: Boni & Liveright,. 1925. First edition. Two volumes. This trade edition preceded the limited edition by a year and is, in our experience, much scarcer in nice condition then the limited edition. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books, made into a film in 1931 under this title and in 1951 as "A Place in the Sun" with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Wintrers. A Haycraft-Queen title and on the Time 100 list. The story is based on a notorious 1906 criminal case involving the summertime discovery by resort owners in upstate New York of an overturned boat and the body of 20-year-old Grace Brown. Although he claimed her death was accidental, Chester Gillette was convicted of killing Brown. It was a murder trial that drew international attention, especially when Brown's love letters to Gillette were read in court. Dreiser saved newspaper clippings about the case and studied it closely, eventually basing Clyde Griffiths on Chester Gillette and deliberately giving him the same initials. (Wikipedia) The books themselves are very fine and bright, and the dust jackets are also much nicer than usually found. The jacket on the first volume has had minor repair to fill in a chip at the base of the spine and shows a few darkened spots on front cover. Still scarce in decent jackets and the original paper board slipcase with label on front. The slipcase show some wear and minor repair but is still quite good.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Gamiani ou deux nuits d'excès.

      Aux dépens d'un amateur 1925 - - Aux dépens d'un amateur, Paris _s.d. ( circa 1925), 10,5x17cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition imprimée à 226 exemplaires, le nôtre un 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête après 1 exemplaire unique sur Japon supernacré. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice, de 2 lettrines et de 10 planches hors-texte gravées sur bois à caractère érotique ou pornographique. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de sa suite sur Chine des 13 illustrations. Bords de l'étui en satin effrangés, très bel exemplaire. Rare. Erotisme & Les Introuvables (ou presque) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories

      US: George Doran & Company, 1925. US: George Doran & Company. New York, George Doran & Co, 1925. Limited edition signed by the illustrator Kay Nielsen. One of 650 copies. The book is fine in a very good slipcase. The slip case has areas of wear including a couple of short splits, but it has served its purpose and protected the book well. The book is fine, with some wear to the title label and darkening to the spine. Tear to one of the tissue guards. . Fine. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1925.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        The Knave of Hearts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Good Condition, no DJ as issued. Charles Scribner's Sons 1925 edition. Binding has been repaired. Hard cover, black cloth boards with pictorial pastedown. Pictorial endpapers. Maxfield Parrish illustrations throughout. All illustrations present. Boards show moderate wear consistent with their age. Interior pages clean and unmarked. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Maxfield Parrish. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Bruce Irving]
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        Mrs. Dalloway

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1925. London: The Hogarth Press,, 1925. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spine gilt. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and faded, cloth rubbed at extremities, short split to cloth at head of spine, free endpapers tanned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Mrs Dalloway is regarded by many as the author's masterpiece; certainly it is one of her best-loved works. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Autograph Note, Signed with Initials]

      London. 27 November 1925.. London. 27 November 1925.. Five closely written lines on an example of his printed compliments card (54 x 115 mm). Very good. To an unspecified recipient, Shaw responds: "I have corrected the story. It is authentic as it now stands. English people will believe anything about Ireland; but though anyone can baptize a child to save it from limbo, I doubt the verger's acquaintance with that legal fact. Anyhow, he would never have dared to understudy the rector. G.B.S."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Faithful Jenny Dove. And Other Tales.

      London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1925 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, a little rubbed at extremities, spotting to title pages, edges of text block, and very occasionally to contents. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with a few creased areas. First edition, first impression. One of Farjeon's early novels and scarce in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Künstlerische Aktaufnahmen. Mit einer Einführung von K. Weiß.

      Dresden 1925 - FLUR Folio - 36*27cm. Ein Doppelblatt Titel und Einführung von Karl Weiß. Mit nur 23 von 24 montierten Tafeln, schwarz-weiss Akt-Aufnahmen in Tiefdruck. Lose in Originalleinwand-Mappe mit braungeprägtem Deckeltitel. Bildformat 15,5*21,5 cm, Kartongröße 26,5*35cm. Ein Karton ohne die montierte Fotografie, also leider UNKOMPLETT mit nur 23 der 24 Kupfertiefdrucke. Das Textblatt etwas braunfleckig, die Kartonagen mit kleinsten Stoßspuren in den Ecken, gelegentlich mit kleiner Anschmutzung im Rand. Die Photographien nicht betroffen. Die Mappe stark zerschlissen, feuchtrandig und schimmelspurig. Franz Fiedler ( 1885 - 1956 ) machte sehr intensive und expressive Aktstudien als Kunstfotograf. 1800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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      (London), [ca. 1925?]. Hardcover. Very Good. Oblong 4to. cloth-bound album. 25 x 36cm. 103 original photographs, most (92) approx. 3.5 x 5.5" with remaining 7 x 9.5". Almost all images accompanied by typed detailed captions. SIGNED by Reynold's to front pastedown. Covers rather rubbed and wrinkled. Else sound and internally fine. Very good overall. An excellent annotated album of bull-fighting by a noted writer. Reynolds, a British journalist, was the author of three books of travel: FROM THE IVORY COAST TO THE CAMEROONS (1929), BY DESERT WAYS TO INDIAN SNOWS (1932), and AFRICAN PASSAGE (1935). Most images taken by Reynolds (with his stamp and penned comments to verso of many pictures). Subjects encompass the totality of Tauromaquia: from the selection of the bulls and the opening processions to the spectacle of the ring. Numerous action shots, including several gorings. The images primarily show the matadors and toreadors: Maera, Joselito, Cojida, and Nino de Palma - said to be the model for Pedro Romero in THE SUN ALSO RISES. With Reynolds' concise but informative typed captions, an engaging portrait of the culture and sport of bullfighting we suspect was a intended for eventual publication.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Great Gatsby

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's sons, New York 1925. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. All Points Present. Dated 1925 with the Scribner's Seal. All errors in the text: Chatter on page 60, line 16. northern on page 119, line 22. It's on page 165, line 16. Away on page 165, line 29. Sick in tired on page 205, lines 9-10. Union Street station on page 211, lines 7-8. Blue cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good, spots on the boards, name at the front endpaper. Age toning especially at the endpaper, light foxing spots. The rare dust jacket is not present.

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        Leto v Angore. Summer in Ankara Anatolia Risunki i zametki iz dnevnika poesdki v Anatoliyu letom 1922g.

      Brokgauz-Efron., Leningrad 1925 - A very nice bright copy. Clean and tight. Spine tail a little chipped, spine creased. No. 2 of 3000 printed. ; Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Lansere (Eugene Lanceray), Russian graphic artist, painter, sculptor, mosaicist, and illustrator, associated stylistically with Mir iskusstva (the World of Art). ". Well-known for his evocative and historicising images of St Petersburg" Milner pp. 245-6 . Profusely and charmingly illustrated travel journal of his summer in Ankara, Anatolia in 1922. with portrait frontis. his sketch of Kemal Attaturk. ; 87 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books- 01544267300]
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        Turbott Wolfe

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1925. First edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). pp.vii, 231. Publisher's brown cloth gilt. Printed d/w, not clipped, just-nicked to edges and corners, darkened to backstrip. In protective sleeve, which may create reflections in the digital image. Free endpapers trifle spotted. Owner's oval ex-libris stamp in light (faded) blue ink to front pastedown, with same name in miniscule in ink to same, and again to title page. Owner's or dealer's remarks and marks in pencil to front free endpaper. Short, light pull to top of front inner hinge. Some light, occasional patches of spotting here and there. Edges rusty. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy in a like d/w. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        The Economic Consequences of Mr. Churchill

      London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1925. Octavo. Original green wrappers, titles to front wrapper in black. Ownership inscription of Sir Richard Stone to the upper cover and to the title-page. Spine repaired with slight loss. First edition, first impression. Churchill was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924 and oversaw Britain's disastrous return to the Gold Standard, which resulted in deflation, unemployment, and the miners' strike that led to the General Strike of 1926. Keynes wrote The Economic Consequences of Mr. Churchill, arguing that the return to the gold standard at the pre-war parity in 1925 (£1=$4.86) would lead to a world depression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kristin Lavrandsdatter. 1-3. Med træsnit av Albert Jærn.

      1925. 352 + 503 + 530 s.. Orig. røde helskinnbd. med permbordyre og ryggdekor i gull. Indre denteller. Topp gullsnitt. Ubeskåret. Bibliofilutgave. Unummerert utgave. Det vakkert sett. Norsk skjønnlitteratur

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        Mrs Dalloway

      Published by The Hogarth Press,, London First Edition . London 1925. - First edition hard back binding recently rebound in full scarlet polished morocco, hand sewn headbands, panelled gilt spine, hand marbled end papers, gilt ruled perimeter lines inside and out, gilt knurled spine ends. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 293 printed pages of text. During the inter war period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. In Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. LITERATURE 1900-1925 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Building Plans for a Building for Mr. A. Aronson, 1529 Custer Avenue

      San Francisco: Ashley & Evers, Architects, February - May 1925. Black lines. Sheet size 13.5" x 22.5". 46 sheets. 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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        Autograph Manuscript Signed / Engraved Portrait

      The dean of Columbia Law School went on to serve as attorney general under Coolidge before joining the U.S. Supreme Court, as associate justice (1925-41) and chief justice (1941-46). Partly-printed AMS, 4pp, 5 3/4" X 9¼", Englewood, NJ, 1913 November 24. Very good. "Who's Who in America" questionnaire, filled out entirely in Stone's hand, starting with full name, occupation, address, birthdate, and going into education, marital status, professional associations, clubs, etc. Most printed questions bear brief responses, and a few (namely military record and list of books written) did not apply and were left blank. Truly unique, a fascinating and exceptionally early biographical record by the future chief justice. Accompanied by a striking 6" X 8" steel engraving of Stone. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Iowa Reports. Vols. 1 to 137 (1855-1908). 142 books in all.

      1925 - Iowa Reports. Vols. 1 to 137 (1855-1908) [with] Morris. 1 volume (1839-1846) [with] Greene (1847-1854) volumes 1-4. Together 142 books. Original law calf, very worn. Some loose spines, some detached or repaired with brown tape. Ex-private law library with stamps, internally very good. See digital image. * Volumes 1-50 (1855-1879) were published prior to the National Reporter System. North Western Reporter begins coverage with vol. 51 of the Iowa Reports.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        On BOARD The SS MONGOLIA. San Francisco to New York, via the Panama Canal.

      1925 - Map of journey affixed to inside of front cover. A family of 5's photo-record of a trip starting from San Francisco March 21st, through the Panama Canal, to the west of Cuba, then up the east Coast to New York, arriving April 8th. Photos show all aspects of the journey, from those involved ["Our taxi-driver on Twin Peaks - San Francisco"], to picturesque scenry [train station at "Observatory on Mt. Tamalpais"], to aspects of the ship ["On the port side, looking toward sherry. The bar is astern ."]. General wear to album covers. Some photographs show a bit of fading & yellowing, though most quite clear. Overall, Very Good. Commerical black pebbled leather screw-post binder. Oblong format: 8-1/8" x 11-3/4". 28 leaves of black construction paper, the first with an introductory 5 line verse & graphic [in white ink]. 27 leaves with 2 b/w photographs [4-1/2" x 3-3/8"] per side [= 108 photos]. Numerous blank leaves at rear. Captioning to approximately 20% of the images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Pastors and Masters

      Heath Cranton Limited, London 1925 - Hardcover. Orange cloth with black lettering. Lean to spine. Spine faded, head and tail creased. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed. Endpapers discolored. Paper label on paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        Sangschaw; together with Penny Wheep

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1925; 1926. Two octavo volumes. First edition of the Scottish poet Hugh M'Diarmid's first collection of poetry, in the second binding, together with a first edition of his second book. Hugh M'Diarmid, or MacDiarmid, as it is more commonly written, was the pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve. MacDiarmid was the leading light of the Scottish Literary Renaissance that occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. He developed and wrote in a synthetic Scots vernacular that incorporated elements of many regional dialects and integrated archaic words and phrases used by Scotland's late medieval poets. Scots was fading from common and literary use and was most often only used in poetry to evoke a sense of the past; instead, MacDiarmid sought to update and revolutionize the language, making it relevant to the modern era. He also believed that the Scottish psyche could not be expressed in English alone, and as a result, he wanted to create a national voice. Sangschaw contains MacDiarmid's first Scots lyric, The Watergaw, and extensive glossaries follow the poems in both volumes. Both bound in blue cloth, with the original light blue dust wrappers lettered in black. Dust wrappers are toned to spines and margins of the panels, and each has a stray mark to the front panel. Penny Wheep has a short, closed tear to the front panel, else both are in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        40 offprints Hitoshi Katara 2 signed a few inscribed 1925-1953

      Various places, 1925-1953. Hitoshi Kihara 1893-1986. Japans Pioneer Geneticist. 40 offprints mostly pre-war, some in Japanese, though most in German. A rare collection of pre-war offprints. Reprints from Japanese Journal of Botany; Botanical Magazine; Cytologia; Japanese Journal of Genetics; and others. Some of the titles are: Weitere Untersuchungen uber die pentaploiden Triticum-Bastare. I. (Tokyo 1925); Chromosomenzahlen und systematische Gruppierung der Rumex-Arten by H. Kihara und T. One inscribed and signed to H. de Vries (Springer, Berlin, 1925); a full list of titles available on request. One offprint torn, some have names of prior owners such as Lester W. Sharp, Karl Sax, E. M. East. Some of the spines have been tape repaired. The majority are in very good condition. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The Jazz Singer (First Edition)

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's, 1925. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket, with light chipping to corners. A play that became the basis for the iconic 1927 film starring Al Jolson. Remade twice , in 1952 by Michael Curtiz with Danny Thomas and Peggy Lee, and in 1980 by Richard Fleischer with Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier. A play based on the author's story, "The Day of Atonement," which originally appeared in Everybody's Magazine, January 1922.

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        Solares Montañeses. Viejos Linajes de la Provincia de Santander (Antes Montañas de Burgos). Tomo I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII y VIII.

      Tip. Dialco Mnemaen, C. P. Dueso, 1925 a 1934., Santoña - 16x24. Ilus. en negro. Obra completa. Nombre de ant. prop., la escritora santanderina Matilde Camus. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winston Churchill on the cover of TIME Magazine, 11 May 1925, Vol.V. No.19

      236 East 39th Street, New York: TIME, Incorporated, 1925. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very good. In the 1920s Churchill appeared twice on the cover of TIME Magazine - in this 11 May 1925 issue and in the 14 April 1923 issue. TIME was then a new publication with small circulation, having begun publication just 25 months earlier in March 1923. This issue is of course is a neat piece of history. But more to the point for collectors, it is rare prize among Churchill magazine covers. The years surrounding 1925 were momentous and tumultuous for Churchill. In 1922 Churchill lost his Dundee seat in Parliament, only to rejoin the conservatives in 1924 after a 20-year stint as a Liberal. He was promptly re-elected to Parliament in 1924 and made Chancellor of the Exchequer. The front cover caption reads: "CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER At the annual Armageddon". The article on pages 7-8 discusses Churchill "battling for his maiden budget" and championing Britain's return to the gold standard, which was restored in April 1925, earning Churchill the voluble opposition of dissenters such as John Maynard Keynes. This copy is in very good condition overall. The covers remain firmly attached with no losses and the staples are not rusted. The all important front cover is clean and bright with only very mild wear and a .25 inch strip of soiling confined to the bottom edge. The rear cover is creased at the upper corner and snows a bit of edgewear at the bottom edge, but is clean and complete. Pages 14-32 show some loss at the upper corner, but this does not affect any text. The contents are otherwise clean and complete with mild age-toning. A clean and substantially intact copy of an extravagantly rare Churchill cover.

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        La Crise Mondiale (The World Crisis), inscribed and dated by Churchill to Charles Montag

      Paris: Payot, 1925. First French language edition. Hardcover. Near fine. This is the first French edition of Churchill's acclaimed history of World War I in four volumes, finely bound, inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume I to his longtime friend and painting companion Charles Montag (1880-1956).  The inked inscription in five lines on the Volume I first free endpaper reads:  "To / Charles Montag / from / Winston S. Churchill / 1946".  Churchill discovered painting during the First World War.  May 1915 saw Churchill scapegoated for failure in the Dardanelles and slaughter at Gallipoli and forced from the Admiralty.  By November Churchill was serving at the Front, leading a battalion in the trenches.  But during the summer of 1915, as he wrestled with depression and decisions, he rented Hoe Farm in Surrey, which he frequented with his wife and three children. There, one day in June, Churchill noticed his brother's wife sketching in watercolors and impulsively borrowed her brush. He swiftly found solace in painting, which would serve as a beloved source of release and renewal for the rest of his long life.  Charles Montag shared and supported Churchill's passion.  Montag was a Swiss painter and art dealer who met Churchill in 1915, soon after Churchill began painting.  Montag became a lifelong friend and compagnon d'art for nearly four decades, painting with Churchill from the south of France to Lake Como to Marrakech.  More than just a companion, Montag also served as a mentor, supporter, and technical advisor.  In 1915, it was Montag who took Churchill "round the galleries of Paris" and introduced him to the work of the impressionists.  In 1921, Montag arranged an exhibition of Churchill's paintings at the presitgious Galerie Druet in the rue Royale, shown under the pseudonym "Charles Morin".  Letters from Churchill to his wife testify that, over the years, Montag would "comment & guide" Churchill's painting, an influence Churchill regarded positively: "he has a vast knowledge and one cannot paint in his presence without learning."  In 1946 Montag helped arrange for Churchill to stay at Chateau Choisi on the shores of Lake Geneva to paint, work on his war memoirs, and prepare for his famous speech of 19 September promoting a United Europe.  It was this speech that lent bold impetus to formation of what would eventually become the European Union, with Churchill an early, ardent, and vital advocate of pan-European integration.  Churchill was known, on occasion, to gift finely bound and inscribed copies of his books to friends who hosted him on his trips.  Given the inscription date it seems likely that this finely bound set in his friend's preferred language was such a gift.  That this set is inscribed in the French edition of The World Crisis is particularly significant; it was because of the First World War that Churchill began to paint and met Montag.  Taken together, the gift and the time span the two wars that had torn Europe apart, the beginning of the effort that would knit Europe together, and a friendship and pastime that sustained Churchill during all of these momentous events.  The four volumes of the French edition were published between 1925 and 1931.  The set is beautifully bound in red half morocco over crimson cloth boards.  The binding features raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, black rules bordering all spine bands and transitions, beautifully marbled endpapers, and gilt top edge.  The original card wrappers are preserved, bound in at the rear of each volume.  Overall condition is near fine plus.  The bindings remain bright and clean with no fading or deterioration of the leather and virtually no wear.  There are no previous ownership markings apart from the author's inscription.  The inscribed volume I shows only very light spotting confined to the prelims and page edges and some inevitable age toning to the contents, particularly the page edges.  In Volumes II - IV, very light spotting appears confined to page edges and age-toning is mild. 

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        Troy Park

      London: Duckworth,, 1925. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Two small bookplates. Ends of spine worn, contents faintly toned in the margins. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with a closed tear down the length of the spine panel. The jacket has been poorly backed with tissue and restored along the spine. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Stephen Hudson and Violet Schiff with the admiration and affection of the author". The recipient Sydney Schiff was a novelist and important patron of the Bloomsbury Group, well known for his literary introductions, including the notorious first meeting between James Joyce and Proust in 1922.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Edmund B. Wilson 3 file folders of illustrations etc for The Cell 3rd edition 1925

      1925. The Cell is considered one of the most famous textbooks in the history of modern biology. Here offered 3 file folders containing 15 boards with illustrated cells etc matching fig numbers in the 3rd edition of The Cell published in 1925. Captions in type, with some corrections match the captions. Editorial marks such as Old fig (meaning prior edition) Fig. 176 New 474. File also contains 10 photos (5 are Photomicrographs), other papers with illustrations, seemingly earlier versions, pre-pub. Plus 8 plates from Journal of Morphology. And an addressed envelope only from a Dr. Leiber in Heidelberg to Edmund B. Wilson Columbia University. Unfortunately it doesn't contain whatever was sent. It's unknown why it was in the file, but we're leaving it there. A rare opportunity to acquire a segment of actual pre-pub work of one of the most important Textbooks in Biology by one of the pioneering American Zoologist and Geneticist. Rare. * Some of the pages have tears, and some of few of the Journal of Morphology plates are torn and chipped. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The Sailor's Return.

      London, Chatto & Windus, 1925 - Octavo. Original pink and black mottled cloth, pink paper title label to spine printed in black. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the tanned and rubbed dust jacket. With a frontispiece by Ray Garnett. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Arthur Waley from David Garnett 8th September 1925". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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