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        KNAVE OF HEARTS. With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. First edition and the best issue bound in cloth and oversized. Decorated with a beautiful colourplate pictorial cover, stunning pictorial endleaves and a profusion of very fine colour illustrations throughout by Maxfield Parrish. 4to, (350 x 295 mm), publisher’s original black cloth with the full size pictorial colour pastedown on the upper cover, and colour illustrated endpapers. (47) pp. A very beautiful copy of this lavish book, the best we have ever offered, especially fine and essentially pristine and near mint. A SUPERIOR COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS BRILLIANT ILLUSTRATED BOOK. THIS IS THE BEST COPY OF THE BOOK THAT WE HAVE EVER BEEN ABLE TO OFFER. Perhaps Parrish's best work, and certainly a very scarce book in nice condition. As Parrish himself said, "The reason I wanted to illustrate THE KNAVE OF HEARTS was on account of the bully opportunity it gives for a very good time making the pictures. Imagination could run riot, bound down by no period, just good fun and all sorts of things." Quoted in Ludwig, p. 48. For sixty-five years Parrish worked in widely varied fields---book illustration, magazine illustration, posters and advertisements, paintings and murals---rendering realm of the imagination with sharp-focus realism. So well known and popular was his work F. Scott Fitzgerald , for example, described the reflection in a restaurant window as being the color of ‘Maxfield Parrish moonlight.’

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders and Maxfield Parrish (1925) ,scribners,rare,folio

      Good+ with no dj. 1st hardcover edition. Scribners 1925. Folio hardcover. Book is tight,front cover clean, rear cover with significan staining and abrasions, no markings inside except neat owner signature, pagfes clean

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        The Knave of Hearts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. Very Good +. A clean, Very Good + copy of the book. Original black cloth with mounted cover illustration and pictorial endpapers. Tape stains and scuff marks on the front panel, rear panel with minor scuffs and soiling. Internal contents generally in excellent condition. Complete with the full compliment of illustrations by Maxfield Parrish, his last and most brilliant book illustration project. Parrish worked for three years on the illustrations for the book, creating an elaborate model of the castle to use for his inspiration. In agreeing to work on the project, Parrish wrote: "You must understand all this layout to be in gorgeous color. The landscapes back of the figures in the cover lining - a very beautiful affair illuminated by a golden late afternoon sun: castles, waterfall, rocks and mountains." (Letter from Oct. 24, 1920 to H. Chapin of Scribner's). Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Rupert And The Magic Toy Man (SECOND EDITION)

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co, London. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. From the Daily Express Rupert Little Bear Series. Undated but appears to be a Second Edition which was published in 1925, (only distinguished from the first by the lack of illustrated endpapers) with the first three 'Little Bear' Titles to the back board. Please see scans for details of description and email for additional scans. In Paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine - with a colour illustration laid on the front board with its brown bear patterned border. The illustration shows Rupert wearing blue and white talking to the Lizard who is holding a bicycle. Pages printed in blue, red or brown with one illustration to each page. Book - The book has been professionally restored with the text block re-stitched and rebound with plain pastedowns and endpapers in original illustrated paper covered boards. The boards are a little worn to corners and edges and there is some surface rubbing to the front illustration and faint residue of juvenile additions mostly to top and bottom edges. The back board is somewhat grubby and lightly marked but the illustration and lettering remain clear and bright. The text is generally clean and bright with just the very occasional light mark and patch of surface abrasion, where it appears a previous owner was rather enthusiastic when erasing pencil inscriptions. This is especially true of the last page which shows Belinda, Rupert & Susan holding hands and is slightly browned as well as showing the indentations of erased inscriptions. An attractive 2nd edition copy of this early Rupert story. Size: 9.75 inches tall by 7.5 inches. Unpaginated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 5952..

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        Le Salut public. Reproduction en fac-similé avec une préface de Fernand Vandérem

      Paris: Edouard Champion, 1925. Livre. Illus. by Gustave Courbet. Très bon. En Feuilles. Edition originale. In-4. Sl [Paris], Edouard Champion (impr. Daniel Jacomet), sd [1925]. 28 x 22 cm, in-4, 6 ff. n. ch. (titre, préface, justification) - 2 cahiers de 2 ff. n. ch. chacun reproduisant en fac-similé les deux numéros du "Salut public" (vignette par Gustave Courbet en tête du numéro 2), en feuilles sous chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Première édition séparée et première édition en fac-similé de la revue de Baudelaire, Champfleury et Charles Toubin. Edition originale de la préface de Fernand Vandérem. Tirage limité à 110 exemplaires (n° 32). Très rare. Très bel exemplaire..

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      1925. Very Good. [SKETCH TOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist. SAIGOKU SAN-JU^-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI. Osaka & Tokyo, Kanao Bun'endo^, publisher. Taisho^ 14 [1925]. Oblong portfolio of o^ban size woodblock prints after designs by Hiromitsu, detailing the famous pilgrimage sites (and sights) in western Japan. The blocks were cut by Okada Seijiro^ and the printers were O^kura, Nishimura, et al. Kanao Takejiro^'s only portfolio project undertaken in the twenty years between the time he moved from Tokyo after the disastrous earthquake and the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War. There are nine color woodblock printed preliminary pages, 37 pilgrimage views, a final portrait of Hiromitsu by an artist friend, and eleven typeset caption pages, explaining the scenes depicted, (in Japanese). A lovely and very important series of images, produced by the most important publisher of the "sketchtour" genre. A set in very nice condition, with only very mild foxing to the preliminaries and finals, in the original inner and outer printed covers (approx. 16" x 10.75"). The prints are well-printed (in the light crumbly style meant to capture the essence of Hiromitsu's watercolors) and in very good condition. Complete:

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      Darmstadt: Alexander Koch, 1925-1929. The covers are quite heavily soiled (as usual), flyleaves soiled, contents clean and sound. Five volumes. Tall quarto. Printed on coated stock and extensively illustrated, mostly from photos, and with some color plates. White cloth bindings over beveled boards with titles and designs in black

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        Qur'an, with Baidawi's commentary, Anwar al-Tanzil wa Asrar al-Ta'wil, Mustafa al-Babi al-Halabi and Sons, Egypt, dated AH 1344/AD 1925-26,

      Cairo 1925 - 4to. embossed black cloth with spine cracked & partly detached. pages yellowed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
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        The Common Reader; Together with: The Common Reader: Second Series

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1925, 1932., 1925. First Editions. 2 volumes, 8vo.; pp. 305; 270. Vol. I with publisher's grey cloth spine and Vanessa Bell designed paper covered upper board. Bright covers, slightly age toned to back panel. Vol. II in publisher's green cloth, gilt titles to spine, a little toning to edges. Kirkpatrick [A23]

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        Krasnaja niwa.

      Moskau, Iswestija WZIK, 1925. - [Rotes Getreidefeld. Text russisch]. Sammlung von 12 Heften des Jahrgangs 1925. 4°. Illustr. OBrosch. (teils Gebrauchsspuren). Je 20 bis 24 SS. mit zahlr. Fotos, Abb. und Karikaturen. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgaben. - Eine der beliebtesten Kulturzeitschriften der UdSSR, herausgegeben von Anatolij Lunatscharski. In diesen Heften mit Illustrationen von Boris Kustodiew, Texten von Nikolaj Aseew u.a. - Vorhanden sind Nr. 8, 15-16, 18, 21, 24, 31, 41, 43, 45-46, 48 u. 53. - W Obloshke-Kat.-Moskau 79 u. 235. - Sieben Hefte mit Nagellöchern oder geklebten Randeinrissen, zwei Blätter mit Eckausschnitt, zehn Blätter etwas fleckig, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Krasnyj Dessant.

      Moskau, Staatsverlag, [1925]. - [Die roten Helden. 2. Auflage. Text russisch]. Kl.-8°. Illustr. OBrosch. (hinterer Deckel mit Einriß und Fehlstelle). 61 SS. mit 4 ganzseit. Illustr. von N. Nikonowa. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgabe dieser Fassung. - Der ehemalige Anarchist schildert hier Erlebnisse aus den Revolutionskämpfen. In dieser Auflage mit neuer Einbandzeichnung. - Vgl. Kasack 348. - In der Library of Congress erst ein Exemplar von 1956, kein Exemplar in der British Library. - Titel mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Dmitri [Furmanow], dat. 21 / IX. 25.

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        Nouvelles Devantures et Agencempents de Magasins

      Paris. Moreau Librairie D'art Industriel. 1925. Plates are laid-in to a highly stylized pictorial paper over boards string tied portfolio. Covers printed in red and black in a fabulously intense Art Deco design. Oblong small folio (13.5" x 10"). First Edition. Illustrated with 60 loose full page monochrome photographic plates of Art Deco Parisian store front facades and interiors. Includes 4 page Table Des Planches. Complete as issued. An exquisite collection of detailed photographs depicting Paris at the zenith of the Art Deco era. Magnificently evocative representations of Deco architecture and interiors for a diverse variety of Parisian Cafe's, Parfumeries, Bars, Curiosity Shops, Clothing Stores, Patisseries, Clubs, etc. A true treasure trove of deco Paris between-the-wars. Covers lightly rubbed, particularly at bottom edge. Spine lightly rubbed with some neat but obvious restoration to cloth at hinges. Tiny pinhead sized paint fleck to front cover. Corners bumped. Plates are immaculate- crisp and clean. Rare to find a copy of this work with complete plates in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Mistress of Husaby [Signed / Underskrevet] [Husfrue -- Kristin Lavransdatter; 2]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good (or somewhat better) copy of the first American edition (spine ends pushed, light shelf wear, modest corner bumping) in an about Very Good dust jacket (spine darkened with some chipping at the head and tail and panel edges, a few small spots to front panel, modest rubbing to panel/spine joinder -- please note: the dark spots seen at the base of the spine panel are of the book showing through the chips there), SIGNED BY SIGRID UNDSET on the title page. The book was originally published as "Husfrue" ("The Wife") and is the second installment in Sigrid Undset's famed "Kristin Lavransdatter" trilogy, the work which led to her being awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature "principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages". Set in 14th Century Norway, the trilogy follows the life of the fictional Kristin Lavransdatter. Though fictional, the trilogy is known for its historical and ethnological accuracy. Signed copies of Sigrid Undset's works are rather uncommon, and igned copies of this work are quite scarce. A Very Good or better copy of one of the Nobel Prize-winner's most important works, SIGNED BY SIGRID UNDSET. SCARCE.

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        MacKenzie King, the Man: His Achievements

      Toronto: Morang and Company 1925, De Luxe Edition, number 159 of 500 copies signed by King. () [8], 139pp. Very good. Large octavo. Red leather covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, as well as a small gilt illustration of King on front cover. Stamped border along edges of front and back boards. Boards lightly worn, especially at edges and spine. Pinkish mottled endpapers lightly discoloured at edges. Long outer edge of text block untrimmed. Clean, tight text block with only some mild discolouration to some edges of the pages. Double signed presentation copy. Book is signed on the limitation page in black ink by MacKenzie King. There is also an inscription on the first page (after the endpaper) that reads "To Sir Campbell Stuart, from his friend MacKenzie King, with all good wishes, Laurier House, Ontario Canada, Christmas 1925". This book was presented to Sir Campbell Stuart by MacKenzie King during King's first term in office as Canada's 10th Prime Minister. The location of the presenting, Laurier House, is the house where King lived from 1923 till his death in 1950. Pasted down to the front attached endpaper is also a book plate from Sir Campbell Stuart, G.C.M.G. K.B.E. Sir Campbell Stuart was a Canadian Newspaper manager who ran propaganda operations for the British during both world wars. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1918 and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of ST Michael and ST George in 1939. Signed and inscribed by MacKenzie King..

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        [Photograph album of yachting and deep-sea fishing cruises with manuscript titles:] Southern Cruise of the Yacht "Ara" [to the Bahamas and Cuba], Feb. 1925 [and:] Southern Cruise of the Yacht "Ara" from Miami (Fisher's Island) Fla. [to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba] on March 6th to April 2nd, 1930

      n.p., 1925; 1930. (VANDERBILT, WILLIAM K., II) Oblong 4to. With 155 photographs (86 3-1/2 x 6 inches; 69 3 x 4-1/2 inches) corner mounted on album leaves, 2 to 4 per page, captioned in ink by Muriel Vanderbilt. 94 numbered pages, of which pages 49-80 additionally contain 63 mounted post cards (10 real photo post cards, 32 printed color cards, 21 black & white cards). With 5-page typescript log of 1930 cruise inserted at p. 28. Black leatherette album, with leaves on two posts, tied with cord. Condition generally very good to fine, some photos with fading or silvering. For the Ara cf. Toy 608 & 758 (for 1924 & 1926 cruises); Morris & Howland p. 148 . A private family album documenting two of the tours of the celebrated yacht Ara, owned by William K. Vanderbilt II. Although Vanderbilt published numerous volumes recording his cruises, these voyages do not appear among his published logs. The photographs are captioned by his daughter Muriel, who records numerous details in a neat hand. The cast of characters in 1925 includes "Pops" (Wm. K. Vanderbilt II), "Self" (Muriel), her sister Consie (Consuelo), Muriel's fiancE Freddy (Frederic C. Church, Jr., whom she married in July 1925 and divorced in 1929), Ellen, & Dick. Muriel's uncle Harry (Harold S. Vanderbilt) makes a walk-on appearance in Key West. Among the party's activities was fishing, with more than a dozen photographs showing the sisters working the rod, members of the party with the morning's catch (variously tuna, barracuda, shark, and a sea turtle), and portraits of the three young ladies, Dick, and Freddy, each holding a trophy catch. The 1930 cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba, with a party including Muriel, "Pops", Rosie (his second wife, Rosamund), and Tony, comprises views from the yacht and at ports of call, as well as many scenes of rafting on the Rio Grande River and a few snapshots of fishing on the Demaji River (where the log details three days of successful tarpon fishing, not illustrated). The group of post cards includes scenes in Cuba, Haiti, Lake Tahoe, and the Monterey coast in California, including several real photo cards of the Pebble Beach area, among them a shot of woman golfer Marion Hollins on the 7th Green. A window into a lost world of private travel and an excellent visual record of two Vanderbilt family cruises, with good sporting content

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        POOR CECCO

      1925. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. POOR CECCO by Margery Bianco. NY: Doran (1925). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 3/4"), blue gilt cloth, Fine in dust wrapper with piece off bottom edge and top of spine. 1st US edition, first issue with pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Rackham with 7 fabulous color plates plus black and whites in-text to accompany this charming fantasy tale by the author of the Velveteen Rabbit about dolls and toys. Scarce with the dust wrapper.

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        Merry Times

      1925. Scarce, Unrecorded Second EditionWith Significant Variations from the First EditionWAIN, Louis. BLACK, Dorothy. FLOYD, Grace C.. GALE, Norman. Merry Times with Louis Wain. Father Tuck's "Golden Gift" Series. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1939]. Unrecorded [Second] edition, and notably different than the first edition of 1916. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in; 252 x 192 mm). [48] pp. Full-color frontispiece ("Please, I want an orange"), black & white and two-color text illustrations throughout, title page illustration (in yellow). Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. Rear board illustrated in full color (kitten fishing while three others tow a river barge).Neat gift and ownership signature dated 1939 to front free endpaper. Mild edgewear and some minor soiling to boards. Internally crisp and clean. A wonderful copyNo copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. No copies recorded by OCLC/KVK.Variations from the first edition of 1916 include color changes to text illustrations; different frontispiece, change to rear board; layout, substitutions to text illustrations, additional stories.Cf. Wood 145.

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        Turnadot, prinzessin von China

      Berlin: Erich Reiss, 1925. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. NF vellum covers with gilt trim, 6 compartments along spine w/spine title in gilt, TEG, illustrated (10) by Charlotte Christine Engelhorn-Klonk, 24mo, numbered book #18 of a limited edition of 300, sketches in Caligari style of bizarre angles, misshapes and German art deco rendering. Very Rare copy for illustrator and author. German text as play..

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        Turandot : [Prinzessin von China , Ein Märchen nach Gozzí]., Mit 10 Radierungen [Taf.] von Ch. Ch. Engelhorn-Klonk.

      Berlin : E. Reiss [1925]. - 3 Bl., 160 S., 3 Bl. Nr. 240 einer auf 300 Stück limitierten Auflage, gedruckt bei Dietsch & Brückner in Weimar. Titelradierung mit zwei kleinen Fehlstellen, Rücken gering nachgedunkelt und marginal fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar! BÜ-01 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 250 13*9,5 cm. OHalbpergament auf 5 Bünden, Kopfgoldschnitt, auf Deckel Titelradierung vertieft eingelassen.

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        Just So Stories

      New York, Doubleday. 1925, 1925. Childrens stories. INSCRIBED COPY. Slim Quarto. With author's illustrations throughout. Publisher's decorative red cloth boards in very good condition, with spine and upper panel of the elusive jacket remaining. With dated SIGNED inscription to title page, autographed aboard the Canadian Pacific Line steamship SS Duchess of Bedford. Fine collection of Kipling's well-known animal stories, including "How the Whale Got his Throat," "The Elephant's Child," and "The Butterfly That Stamped.". Stewart [260]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'.

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        Where the Blue Begins

      London, William Heinemann Ltd; New York, Doubleday Page & Co.,, 1925. With illustrations by Arthur Rackham Quarto. Original bright blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover and pictorial decoration gilt, endpapers white with light blue illustration. With the colour pictorial dust jacket. 4 colour plates,16 line drawings. Slight browning to free endpapers, else fine in the slightly rubbed jacket with a few short tears. First trade edition. Signed by Rackham on the half-title. Although printed in the US, copies in bright blue cloth were for Britain; the American issue was in light blue cloth.

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        Mrs. Dalloway

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1925. A desirable copy in Near Fine, collectible condition. Only a trace of soil on the cover. Previous owner's name and date (August 26, 1925) on free front endpaper. Square, tight, and unmarked. Inner hinges are perfectly sound. Pages are fresh and crisp. No chips. No tears. No fading. No bumping. No foxing. No fraying. Bound in the original orange cloth. Publisher's white paper spine label, printed in brown. According to the bibliographer, E. F. Shields, the US and UK editions were published simultaneously on May 14, 1925. However, the US edition was printed from English page proofs, specially prepared by Virginia Woolf herself. This process created numerous textual differences between the US and UK editions. Shields describes the differences as both minor ("commas inserted, or changed to a semicolon, a hyphen added, etc.") and substantive ("words changed, clauses added, etc."). "Clearly, while correcting the proof sheets for Harcourt, Virginia Woolf felt, at least at that moment, that see wanted the text altered." - Shields, p. 173. Shields (THE AMERICAN EDITION OF MRS. DALLOWAY [in] STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, Vol 27, pp. 157-175). Kirkpatrick A9b. . First Edition (simultaneous with UK). Hardcover. Near Fine condition/No dust jacket. 8vo. (vi), 296pp. (2). Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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        The Lady Of The Shroud

      London: Rider and Co.. VG+/VG-. 1925. 1st Thus UK. Hardcover; 1st Printing. Early reprint, published in 1925 according to Dalby. The original was published by Heinemann in 1909. With the rare original dustjacket in muted, soft colors with the macabre picture of a damsel in her shroud and the hand of 'something' (maybe human, maybe not) sneaking up on her at the edge of the front panel illustration. The book is bound in green cloth with black printing and decoration. It is straight and clean with no handwriting in it; the paper is age-tanned, a bit brittle-feeling to me, and has a few very small edge tears to end pages, and there is some light edgewear to the binding and to the spine ends. The dustjacket is priced on the front panel, and has lovely colors in the illustrations on the front and spine, blurbs for Stoker's other books on the back panel, and ads for an inspirational series and 'mental tonics' on the flaps. It has some light handling smudges and some edge chips, most noticeably at the spine ends. Protected in a removable clear mylar cover now. This is a scarce book, particularly in its dustjacket. ; 7-1/8" tall x 4-3/4" wide; 355 + ads pages .

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        Inauguration Speech of Calvin Coolidge 1925

      London: Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1925. 51pp. The complete manuscript text of Coolidge's inauguration speech, written out by Hugo Reichman in nearly microscopic script. Coolidge, who had served out Warren G. Harding's term after Harding's death in 1923, was elected during a time of peace and prosperity, which is reflected in his speech. This manuscript features a binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of full navy morocco with the presidential seal and elaborate foliate decoration stamped in gilt. Gilt decoration on turn-ins; red silk endpapers. Housed in a blue morocco clamshell box with gilt borders and the title gilt-stamped on the spine. A.e.g. From the Henderson collection, so stamped on the lower spine of the clamshell box. An extremely fine example of miniature craftsmanship with excellent provenance. (1 by 1; 26x26mm).

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        In Our Time

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925 First American edition, first printing of the author's first book published in the United States. One of only 1335 copies. Original publisher's cloth. An excellent copy without the usual signs of wear, some dimming of the spine gilt, but still brighter than usual, a former owner signature to front endpaper, else fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      NY: Boni & Liveright. 1925. The first book by this novelist and publisher who was also a figure in the American expatriate community in Paris during the 1920s. Loeb helped Hemingway get his first book, In Our Time, published in the U.S.: in fact, it was when Leon Fleischman, Boni & Liveright's literary scout, came to Paris with the contract for Doodab for Loeb that Hemingway turned over the stories that Liveright published later that year. Despite the support and encouragement Loeb gave Hemingway, he became the basis for the character Robert Cohn in The Sun Also Rises, an unflattering portrait that Loeb later tried to correct in his 1959 memoir The Way It Was. Foxing to endpages and edges of text block; near fine in a very good dust jacket with some blended staining and tanning, minor edge chipping and a narrow, closed tear at mid spine. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Sankt Petersburger Ansichten. 4 Original-Aquarelle.

      Um 1925. - Je 34,5 x 16 cm, auf Trägerkarton montiert. Unsigniert. Sehr fein und exakt ausgeführte Ansichten von Alexandersäule und Winterpalast, Isaakskathedrale, Auferstehungskirche, Admiralität. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925. 3 volumes. Limited edition of 1500 numbered sets, printed on Vidalon handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. Profusely illustrated throughout with 58 fine full-page plates after Blake’s own renderings, frontispiece and additional illustrations throughout. Tall Royal 8vo, publisher’s original marbled boards backed in white vellum, spines lettered in gilt. xviii, 364; vii, 397; vii, 430 pp. An unusually pleasing and handsome set, fresh and near pristine and largely unopened internally, the vellum quite clean and well preserved, the bindings fine and with far less than the normal mellowing, the boards also in very pleasing condition, occasional light evidence of shelving. A FINE AND IMPORTANT SET OF THE BLAKE WRITINGS. Printed at The Chiswick Press under the supervision of Francis Meynell. In the three-volume 'Writings of William Blake' very little editing was done and variant readings are thus given, to maintain the integrity of the texts and provide a framework for scholarly analysis.

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      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1925. No. 640 OF 750 COPIES. Hardcover. 260 x 197 mm (10 1/4 x 7 3/4"). 43 pp. No. 640 OF 750 COPIES. Orignal white buckram, flat spine. In a very nice new red folding cloth box. WITH 20 WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY ERIC GILL. Chanticleer 31; Tomkinson, p. 97; Ransom, p. 295. The free endpapers faintly browned (as always, though this copy scarcely affected), the inevitable minor smudging to light-colored covers, but a very pleasing copy nevertheless, the text quite fresh and with few signs of use. The first book to be printed after Eric Gill had come to work exclusively for the Golden Cockerel Press, this work is an important achievement for both artist and press. The text here is a new and rather radical interpretation of the biblical Canticle of Canticles, in the form of a drama about a concubine who escapes Solomon's harem to be with her true love. Gill's provocative illustrations emphazise the sensuous nature of the verses. Founded in 1920 with the intention of printing fine editions of established texts as well as new literary works of merit from young authors, the Golden Cockerel Press, which continued to produce books until 1961, experienced its greatest success and achievements after it was purchased by the illustrator and wood-engraver Robert Gibbings in 1924. "Under his direction," says Cave, the press was "transformed into the principal vehicle for the renaissance of wood-engraved book illustration that took place between the wars.".

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        Tales of Fishing the Virgin Seas. With 100 illustrations from photographs taken by the author and others. Drawings by Lillian Wilhelm Smith

      New York: Harpers, 1925. Bright green gilt binding with a small 1/4" bump on the front panel in a clear and crisp non-price clipped jacket. Jacket with some closed tears but no chips, staining, fading or discoloration common to these large well read and oft-handled fishing books. Wonderful photographs and sumptuous line drawings throughout and a fascinatingly readable text. K-Z code and very small producers stamp otherwise no names, signatures or ownership.wrap-around endpapers unblemished and bright. A Nice copy.. First Edition. Gilt Cloth. Nearly Fine/Very Good. Quarto.

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        A Journey to Alaska in the Year 1868: Being a Diary of the Late Emil Teichmann

      Kensington: Cayme Press, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Very Good. Copy 91 of only 100 copies printed. 272 pp, 20 X16 cm, with frontis portrait, 2 maps, and many sketches by the author. Original cloth binding with leather spine label; top edge gilt. Fore edge of boards rubbed, mild foxing to both front and rear endpapers. Binding tight, contents clean. Teichmann was sent to Alaska in 1868 (just after it became an American territory) to protect the interests of his employers, J.M. Oppenheim and Company, who had negotiated a lucrative contract for Alaskan furs with the Russian American Fur Company. He was situated in Sitka, and much of the diary provides a lively and detailed account of the area and the commercial and recreational activities and cultural interactions of the region's potent multinational mix of prospectors, traders, settlers, speculators, and native peoples. There is also much detail on the journey up the coast from San Francisco and through the Inside Passage, with accounts of the settlements visited along the way. Tourville 4477; Graff 4096; Howes T88; Smith (Pacific Northwest Americana) 10161.

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        Fukien, A Study of a Province in China

      Shanghai:: Presbyterian Mission Press,. 1925.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Scarce booklet describing a Chinese province, written in the 1920s by British and American expatriots, with a focus on the tea industry.& & Created by the Anti Cobweb Society of Foochow, China, a group of American and British expats who gathered for literary & social purposes to "clear away the cobwebs which gather in their minds". The section on 'Recent History' records the arrival of foreigners who came to reside in Foochow, beginning with Mr. G. T. Lay, the British consul, followed by foreign merchants trading in tea. There is material on Amoy, the Tai Ping Rebellion, the Chinese-French War, and the Revolution of 1911. & & This is followed by a section titled 'Protestant Missionary Work', which includes the following topics: The American Board Mission, the Methodist Episcopal Mission, the Church Missionary Society Mission, and the Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations. & & Content on industry includes: electric light and power plants, sawmills, match and soap factories, textile mills and the lumber industry. The chapter on Trade deals with tea, domestic & foreign trade, with charts showing volume of tea traded between 1903 and 1923; Principal Imports & Exports; and Banking Facilities.& & Folding color map at rear, "Map of Fukien Province, Fukien Construction Bureau Foochow, August 1925"; shows four districts in different colors (Min Hai Tao, Kien An Tao, Hsia Men Tao and Ting Chang Tao).& & 8vo, ii, 113pp. Original blue cloth, with two bone clasps, title in English at front cover, with Chinese symbol below, no title at spine. Covers slt marked, rubbed, cloth split top of spine. OCLC: 6741182

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      Nonesuch Press, London 1925 - Two volumes. Folio. xv [i], 299p, [v]; [viii], 301-588, [viii]. Illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer. Gilt-titled parchment vellum spines with Italian pattern paper sides. Printed by the Westminster Press on Dutch cream laid paper with the Nonesuch watermark "Kauffer's illustrations for Burton's text provoked some spirited public arguments. Sir Edmund Gosse declared them 'hideous and irrelevant, and that a child would deserve to be smacked for drawing them'. But they were stoutly defended by Roger Fry. whose remarks were later reprinted as 'Book Illustration and a Modern Example' in Transformations (1926)." Dreyfus 28, p. 191. Spines with some light soil, else quite ffesh and crisp copies, uncut and unopened. These are very difficult to find nice condition, and these are the best copies we have ever seen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Very Good. First issue, with the four main issue points present: 1) pg. 60, line 16 "chatter" 2) pg. 119, line 22 "northern" 3) pg. 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired" 4) pg. 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station." This copy Very Good with discoloration to the boards and foxing to the early and late pages, otherwise quite attractive. A serviceable copy of one of the most sought after and beloved American literary high spots. Despite its grand stature today, the book was a commercial failure during Fitzgerald's lifetime, much to the author's surprise and disappointment. Fitzgerald had felt the power of the novel and believed that it was a work of mature artistry. Modern scholars and readers agree and now "Gatsby" is a keystone of any modern first collection. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Lives of Game Animals. An Account of those Land Animals in America, north of the Mexican border, which are considered "Game," either because they have held the Attention of sportsmen, or received the Protection of Law

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1925-1928. First edition, no. 98 of 177 copies signed by the author. 4 vols., 4to. With 50 maps and 1500 illustrations by the author. Brown cloth spine, tan cloth over boards, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Fine. Phillips p. 339 . Inscribed "To Eleanor Deming With affectionate regards of her grandfather in the faith, Ernest Thompson Seton" with his characteristic pawprint in ink. Eleanor Deming (1879-1961), a 1903 graduate of Bryn Mawr, was director of Camp Miramichi on Upper Chateaugay Lake in the Adirondacks (1915-1935), and active in the camping movement in the 1920s. She was on the advisory council of Seton's Woodcraft League of America - "recreation for old and young, male and female - outdoor life" - hence the inscription. In later years she remained active in the Girl Scouts in New York. With an autograph note signed from the author's widow Julia, dated 29 October 1946, acknowledging a letter of condolence. And with a copy of the 1924 prospectus. Attractive copy with fine provenance

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Dress of the First Regiment of Life Guards in Three Centuries

      London: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd. 1925, 1st edition limited to 300 numbered copies. () xi,36pp. + Plates. Very good. 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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        L'illustration romans 1925-1926, 1926-1927 (2 volumes)

      1925. in4 Cartonné Recueil De Romans Extraits De La Petite Illustration. Années 1925 -1926: les jeux dangereux de henri bordeaux, saint-jean libérateur de marcelle tinayre, kamir de ferdinand duchêne, l'eau du nil de pierre frondaie.

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        Diary of Samuel Pepys

      London: J.M. Dent and Sons Limited, 1925. In two volumes from the original short hand MS. in the Pepysian Library Cambridge; with notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke, with an introduction by Guy N. Pocock fully illustrated with thirty-four drawings in crayon and pen and ink by Major Benton Fletcher, and many contemporary portraits, 666, 719pp, finely bound in full tree calf, board edges decorated with a decorative gilt rolls, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red and tan contrasting labels gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, small chip to head of volume one, previous owner's name, otherwise fine.. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Babbling April

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1925. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to upper board and spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Some partial browning to the endpapers but an exceptional copy in the minimally tanned dust jacket with a tiny and neatly repaired chip at the top of the spine panel. First edition, sole impression of the author's first book. A very scarce review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. Just 300 copies were printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Oxford: Blackwell, 1925 First Book, First Edition in the rare dustwrapper. A near fine example, with some light minor spotting with expert mending to a couple of roughly opened page edges in a near fine, lovely original dustwrapper. Greene's First Published Book of Poetry. One of only 300 copies printed, rarely seen in such nice condition. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Babbling April

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1925. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to upper board and spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Some partial browning to the endpapers but an exceptional copy in the tanned dust jacket with two short tears and trivial loss at the top of the spine panel. First edition, sole impression of the author's first book. Just 300 copies were printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life and Works of Thomas Paine. The Life by W.M. Van der Weyde; with an Introduction by T. A. Edison

      New Rochelle, NY: Thomas Paine National Historical Association, 1925., 1925. The Patriot's Edition. Complete in 10 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco with raised bands, burgundy and green title labels and gilt to spines; brown cloth boards; top edges tinted. Various portraits frontispieces of the author. Additional colour printed fly title page. A superb set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Rowfant Club [Cowan] Pottery Candlestick.

      The Rowfant Club, Cleveland, Ohio. # 56 of 156 copies; made in 1925. - Description taken from A Bibliography of the Publications of the Rowfant Club, by Leland Schubert (1962) at p. 28: "Candlestick: The Rowfant Club Pottery Candlestick, 1926: A ground hog standing on a base, supporting a large open book facing outward and inscribed, 'Light seeking light doth light of light beguile,' [Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost] and clasping a twig with an opening at the top for a candle. Height, 9 1/2 inches; diameter of base, 5 1/4 inches. Hollow. [Dark] green glaze. Designed by Frank M. (sic)Wilcox [Wilcox, Frank N. 1887-1964]; manufactured by The Cowan Pottery Studio, Rocky River, Ohio. One hundred fifty-six copies, numbered on the under side of base and signed by R. G. Cowan. After the candlesticks were issued to Club members, the mold was destroyed. The 'Report of the Publication Committee' in the 1926 Yearbook states: 'During last summer many aching hearts were bared at the Friday Noon Lunch Club, distressed that a Rowfant Club [Seton-Thompson/Tiffany bronze] candlestick was to them an impossibility. Largely through the efforts of Theodore Sizer the present candlestick is being issued. It represents designing by Frank M. Wilcox (sic) [he became a Rowfant member in 1896], criticism by the Friday Noon Lunch Club and molding by the Cowan Pottery Studio. May this balm soothe those aching hearts and take away all envy of those more fortunate fellow members who possess the bronze Arctomys' The candlesticks were distributed during the early months of 1926." The under side of this copy states: "Rowfant Club 1925 #56 of 156 Copies (signed) R. G. Cowan"; lettered in green ink. Under side shows a bit of age-related tanning. A perfect example of this rare piece with the exception of a minuscule, 1 mm. x 1 mm. chip off of the green glaze at right of the word "seek" on the open book held by the ground hog. As these candlesticks were actually used, some were nicked, chipped, & even broken; this one has minimal (nearly invisible) signs of that wear. Cowan Pottery Studios in Rocky River carried on the Ohio tradition of producing fine Arts & Crafts and influenced ceramics: "In ceramics, the Cowan Pottery in Rocky River was gaining national recognition [in the second decade of the 20th Century]. For many years it recruited most of its craftsmen from the Cleveland School of Art.[where Henry G. Keller & Wilcox both studied & later taught]." (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, 1987, p. 51; see p. 1049 for an article on Frank N. Wilcox). Very infrequently do these candlesticks come up for sale. Such an attractive use of the groundhog's image has rarely been made.

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Dingwall Rock Limited, 1925. First edition thus. Near Fine/Very Good. A SIGNED, Limited edition of "Faust" translated by John Anster and illustrated by Harry Clarke (with Clarke's signature on the limitation page). One of a thousand copies of the American edition, another one thousand copies went to the UK through a different publisher. This copy retains the very scarce original dust jacket and publisher's slipcase. Book Near Fine with minor soiling at the extremities and along the lower edge of the rear board, otherwise tight and clean internally. In a Very Good example of the dust jacket with some early tape repairs and with a few tears and chips. The slipcase is Fair to Good, with all pieces, but most edges cracked or cracking, held together with tape. & & Goethe's "Faust" is one of the masterpieces of German literature, written between 1772 and 1832, it details a pact with the devil, signed in blood, whereby the devil will serve Faust on earth in exchange for Faust's immortal soul. A hugely influential work, and one as relevant today as it was 200 years ago. The present edition is a beautiful production, profusely illustrated with 13 full-page black and white illustrations and 8 full color plates. Additional images available upon request. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      London, Stanley Paul, 1925.. FIRST DE LUXE EDITION 1925 LIMITED AND SIGNED BY MILNE. 4to, 325 x 260 mm, 12¾ x 10¼ inches, cream cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettered and illustrated on upper cover and spine, top edges gilt, 105 pages. Coloured title vignette and 12 enchanting mounted colour plates of young children, each with a pastel frame and coloured border. Covers very bright, endpapers faintly browned and very lightly marked, slight pale margin foxing to early pages, few small pale splashes in lower margin of 2 facing pages, maximum 10 mm (½"). Near Fine lovely copy, no inscriptions. Edition de luxe limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Milne, this being No. 257. This is the first UK edition of these stories which were commissioned by the U.S. publisher David McKay to go with the illustrations by Willebeek Le Mair. Milne lost thousands on the deal as he foolishly accepted a lump sum payment of £200. The book was a huge success and when McKay suggested to Milne another project with Shepard on which he would be paid a royalty, Milne told him to 'go to San Francisco and chew gum' (See Thwaite page 286). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        With Pencil, Brush and Chisel; the Life of an Artist, by Emil Fuchs ... with 150 Illustrations - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York, London, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925. 1st Edition. Limited. No. 25 of 70 sets on japanese vellum SIGNED by both artist and publisher. 4 ORIGINAL etchings, all signed. Description: xvii, 254 p. Front. , illus. (1 mounted) plates, ports. , 2 mounted facsim. 29 cm. Subjects: Artists --Correspondence, reminiscences, etc. Near fine set in the original gilt-blocked boards; elevated bust of Queen Victoria to each front panel. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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