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      London: The Gresham Publishing Co., 1925-1928. 22 volumes. The scarce and handsome Medallion Edition. With frontispiece illustrations to the volumes and titles printed in black and red. 8vo, in the publisher's original blue cloth, the upper covers with medallion profile portraits of Conrad. A very fine and handsome set. A very distinguished looking set of Conrad's works. The tasteful presentation is fitting to this master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. His stories and novels, many with nautical settings, depict the trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, André Malraux, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Gabriel García Márquez, John le Carré, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee, and Salman Rushdie.

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        A fine signed portrait photograph of Australia's eighth Governor-General, The Right Honourable John Lawrence Baird, 1st Baron Stonehaven, GCMG, DSO, PC, JP, DL

      The sepia-toned gelatin silver photograph (image size 188 x 137 mm) is mounted on light-brown textured card, set within a slightly larger impressed area, with a single lead pencil line ruled around the edges of the print itself (we suggest to mask trifling amounts of excess glue). The mounted photograph is then tipped in to a plain folder made from a lighter grade of the same light-brown textured stock. The folder is a little worn along its hinge, lightly chipped along the rear leading edge, and a little bumped at the corners; the mount is lightly bumped at the corners; the photograph is in very fine condition, signed clearly in ink 'Stonehaven' in the bottom right-hand corner. Lord Stonehaven was Governor-General from October 1925 to October 1930. He is depicted, standing smartly dressed in Boy Scout uniform, in the garden at (presumably) his official residence, Admiralty House at Kirribilli, with the recently-commenced southern arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge unmistakenly making an impression in the rear. Arch construction began, from the south, in late October 1928; the limited progress shown in the photograph suggests it was taken in the early months of 1929. The photographer is not credited, but we would be surprised if May Moore was not on the short list of possibilities. New Zealand-born May Moore (1881-1931) emigrated to Australia in 1910 and opened her first studio the following year in Sydney. Working initially together with her sister Mina (who ran her own studio in Melbourne from 1916), her excellent portrait photography attracted a large clientele, especially among artistic circles. May in particular photographed many Sydney celebrities. 'They pioneered sepia tonings, bromide paper and limp mounting-boards.... Illness forced her to retire about 1928, but she continued to paint landscapes' before her death from cancer on 10 June 1931 (Australian Dictionary of Biography). However, even if the photographer's identity remains unknown, this superb image survives on its own merits as a fitting tribute to both parties involved.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        British Raj in North-West Frontier Province - Balochistan and Sindh

      Views of Quetta, Chaman, Karachi, Bela, and Forbidden Border Regions [Balochistan, Sindh, North-West Frontier (India and Pakistan), 1925] - Three photograph albums of firsthand views captured by a young soldier whilst serving in the era of British Raj, with the Rifle Brigade of the British Army (The Prince Consort's Own). Altogether containing 188 gelatin silver print photographs measuring approximately 4 x 6 cm, neatly ensconced behind window mounts, recto and verso onto thick grey cardstock leaves. With 6 larger print photographs (16 x 11 cm, captioned to verso) of certain images in the album, loosely inserted. 8vo. albums with like bindings, grey cloth boards ruled in black, two volumes measuring approximately 15,5 x 11,5 cm, one larger oblong volume measuring approximately 20 x 15,5 cm. Together with the original film negatives contained in an Eastman Negative Album complete with manuscript numbered index, rare with the original sleeve, and captioned to front in manuscript "4th Batt. Rifle Brigade." A scant few of the negatives are captioned in manuscript to margins, revealing dates in 1925, and one possibly being as early 11/1923. Together with 1 newspaper clipping showing and describing a natural disaster which took place ten years later at Quetta. Through the eyes and camera lens of a young British Infantry soldier we are shown what life was like in Pakistan long before independence, prior to the Second World War, and even before the devastating earthquake of 1935. Captivating scenes illustrate local custom and trades, British Army duty and collaboration with the Indian Army. Images and corresponding film negatives suggest that the lad arrived at Karachi onboard the troopship SS Barpeta. Changes in seasons, together with one captioned negative which seems to bear the date 1923, and others definitely dating to 1925, indicate a lengthy tour abroad. Scenes are from Quetta, Chaman, Karachi, Bela, and travelling in between, sometimes on the brink of forbidden regions of the Northwest Frontier. Local custom and trades are seen in images of a quarry and brick-making facility, an array of cart styles for conveyance, as well as the use of camels, horses, donkeys, oxen, even elephants used for transport and labour, Especially unique are the beehive-like dome dwellings made of stones and mud seen in the desert, nomadic or impoverished families living in tents, and a large mud-walled native tomb. Lively images capture a large native trolley filled with passengers, and merchant shops at the Suraj Gonj Bazaar in Quetta. Also at Quetta, some ten years before earthquake of 1935, we can identify the Quetta railway station with horse-drawn carriages for hire upon arrival, the Sandeman Darbar Hall [Sandeman Memorial Hall] with a statue erected in memory of Sir Robert Groves Sandeman, KCSI (1835-1892), and also the Command and Staff College at Quetta (1907-1955) which had been founded two years earlier in Deolali, and, interesting to note, was equipped with a canon nestled in the bushes to guard the front entrance. For equestrian enthusiasts, an event took place at the Quetta race course, the sport being relatively new to the region as there is no seating, nor shelter for spectators or participants. A lovely and rare large print photograph of the old water tower at Chaman, with a camel caravan in the foreground, is captioned, "Chaman. Water tower. An active service on the Afghan border showing camel transport. This is the most northern station in India, no white people whatever live here & no white women ever allowed." Also at Chaman, he photographs street scene and a "native sentry". [Chaman or Chamman, situated some 130 km from Quetta, is the capital of Qilla Abdullah District, Balochistan, in today's Pakistan. It is situated south of the Chaman border crossing with neighbouring Spin Boldak in Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. The town is an important trade point in the Balochistan region, providing a gateway on the trade routes between Afghanistan and Karachi.] A large view marked "Bela" further reveals that foreigners were not permitted in certain regions. The caption to verso describes this location as "A short distance from camp on the north-west frontier [with] the Himalayas in the background" further remarking on the photograph, "a party of Afghan merchants can be seen... Photo was taken as near as we were allowed to go in..." [Bela is an important town of Lasbela District in Balochistan today, and is the chief town of the Bela Tehsil. It is an ancient town in a historic track surrounded by hills above the Arabian Sea nearly 200 km west of Karachi.] Dated 20 August 1925 at "Anna" on the film negative, a large dam dons a narrow bridge top to cross the river, and a winding railway leads to the village of "Anna" [presumably referring to Pakka Anna in the Toba Tek Singh district of Punjab, which was developed by the British toward the end of the 19th Century when a canal system was built]. Views of the British military garrison "Karachi Rest Camp" illustrates the desolation of many regions to which the regiments were assigned and lived. Possibly from the nearby city of Karachi, photographs show colonial European built churches, a Freemason Hall, and an Indian Army practice exercise. Karachi is located on the coastline of Sindh province in today's southern Pakistan, along a natural harbour on the Arabian Sea. At the time of these photographs it was in British India. The city's municipal government was established under British rule. British army tent encampments are erected in remote locations, and permanent other guarded barracks are shown, including the Quetta Fort. A rather comfortable estate with an entrance sign reading "Soldiers home" provides fine accommodations and mess. Rail travel being the principle mode of transportation for the regiments, images of new tracks and stations appear, as does an incident of a runaway train collapsed at the point where the cars join. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army, formed in January 1800 as the "Experimental Corps of Riflemen" to provide sharpshooters, scouts and skirmishers. The unit was distinguished by its use of green uniforms as standard in place of the traditional redcoat, as well as being armed with the first British-made rifle accepted by the British Army, in place of smooth-bore muskets. The infantry served in India from the early years, participating in the Indian Rebellion and the Siege of Lucknow in Autumn 1857. SS Barpeta (1914) was a Steel Screw Steamer, 3283gt, built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow, Yard No 509, for the British India Steam Navigation Company. During the Great War she served as a troopship, bringing squadrons into Karachi harbour, from where they would travel by rail. Evidently after the war she continued army service to India. In WWII she was requisitioned for temporary use as a Landing Ship Infantry under the Red Ensign. In July 1950 she was sold and scrapped at Bombay by Indian Steel Syndicate. Sandeman Darbar Hall in Quetta, with the statue erected in memory of Sir Robert Groves Sandeman, KCSI (1835-1892), Colonial British Indian officer and administrator who took part in the final capture of Lucknow as adjutant of the 2nd Bengal Lancers, was appointed to the Punjab Commission after the suppression of the mutiny, and introduced an innovative system of tribal pacification in Balochistan which remained in effect from 1877 to 1947. Quetta is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan, and situated near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, beneath the slopes of Murdar, at the northern end of the Quetta-Pishin valley. At an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level, the city lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway from Central Asia to South Asia, and remains important link on the line of communication with India. During the era of British Raj, in 1876 Quetta was incorporated into British controlled territories of the subcontinent. The military station was designed by Sir Hugh Barnes in 1881 and laid out on systematic lines of which broad axial roads were a predominant feature. British Troops constructed the infrastructure for their establishment as it was a strategic location. By the time of the earthquake on 31 May 1935, Quetta had developed into a bustling city with a number of multistory buildings and was known as "Little Paris". The epicenter of the earthquake was close to the city and destroyed most of the city's infrastructure and killed an estimated 40,000 people. The 1935 Quetta earthquake occurred on 31 May between 2:33 am and 3:40 am at Quetta, Balochistan, British Raj (now part of Pakistan). The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 Mw and anywhere between 30,000 and 60,000 people died from the impact. This ranked as the deadliest earthquake that hit South Asia until the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. The quake was centered 4.0 kilometres south-west of Ali Jaan, Balochistan, British India. A Regimental Journal for the 1st Battalion of the Queen's Royal Regiment based in Quetta issued on November 1935 stated, "It is not possible to describe the state of the city when the battalion first saw it. It was razed to the ground. Corpses were lying everywhere in the hot sun and every available vehicle in Quetta was being used for the transportation of injured... Battalion Headquarters were established at the Residency. Hardly had we commenced our work than we were called upon to supply a party of fifty men, which were later increased to a hundred, to dig graves in the cemetery..." The North-West Frontier Province was a former province created by the British in their vast territories in South Asia then called British India. It was established in 1901 and dissolved in 1955, after eight years as part of the independent state of Pakistan. The province covered an area of 70,709 km², including much of the current Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (also called KPK) province but excluding the former princely states of Amb, Chitral, Dir, Phulra and Swat. The capital was the city of Peshawar and the province was composed of three divisions (Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan and Malakand. Until 1947 the province was bordered by five princely states to the north, the minor states of the Gilgit Agency to the northeast, the province of West Punjab to the east, and the province of Balochistan to the south. Afghanistan lay to the northwest, with the tribal agencies forming a buffer zone.

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        Couple au château.

      1925 - Aquarelle et encre de Chine, monogramme de l'artiste en bas à droite, datée, 1925, sur papier cartonné, 31 x 20 cm. Une jeune femme en robe à paniers rose s'appuie tendrement sur la main de son soupirant vêtu d'un veste bleue dans le parc d'un château. Petites salissures sur les bords. Livres

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        Scrapbooks and collages].

      C.?.?.?.?. ????????? -1927 1925 - Collection comprising two scrapbooks of 70 and 48 pp., illustrated with ink drawings, collages, cut-out articles; 3 notebooks of 3, 5 and 12 pp. with attendance lists and club reports, a list of soviet magazines (Cinema Sovietique, Cinema, Ecran sovietique, ARK), with subscription prices for a year or 6 months (year 1926); 4 brochures of films: Le marriage d'ours or le dernier Chemet, Mécanicien Oukhtomski, Abrek Zaur; tickets, pieces of coloured films and other memorabilia. An important archive documenting the early years of the development of Soviet cinema. It combines records of the activity of the Society of Study of Spectators and Film (SFSC), audience feedback on films produced in 1925 – 1927, and collection of the published reviews, altogether providing a comprehensive understanding of the early years of the Soviet cinema and preferences of the audience at the time. The SFSC was part of the branch of the Society of Friends of the Soviet Cinema at the Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnic Institute. Scrapbooks and notebooks bear the signature "V. Renne", which is likely to stand for Vladimir Tikhonovich Renne (1907 - 1971), who was a student and later a lecturer in electric engineering at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute. Judging from the notes, in 1925 - 1927 Renne was a secretary of the Department of SFSC at the institute, and was responsible for recording attendance of the screenings, reviews of the films prepared by members of the society and decisions voted for during the meetings of the bureau. SFSC was active in Russia from 1925. Among the members of the Central advisory boards were such prominent Soviet filmmakers as Eyzenshteyn, Pudovkin, Vertov and Turkin. In 1928 the first All-Russian conference of the SFSC took place, which included delegates from approximately 60 branches of the organization. As the SFSC charter stated, the main goals of the organization were the following: fight against the spread of bourgeois ideology in cinema, the facilitation and proliferation of the ideologically correct films, and the promotion of cinema in villages (periodical Soviet cinema No1, 1925). The organization was trying to achieve these goals through the activity of its branches. Though successful, its activity was suspended upon an order from Stalin. In spite of strict censorship in place, the government was still not comfortable with a development of critical thinking among the members of the organization. ___________________________ ?????? ????? ??????????, ??????????????? ???? ?????????? ????????????? ?????? ? ???????????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ? ?????, ?????? ???????? ?? ????????????? ????????? ?????? 1925 – 1927 ?????, ? ????? ???????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????????? ????????????? ? ???????? ?????????????? ????????????? ? ???????????? ???????? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ? ????? [Society of study of spectator and movie] ???? ?????? ???? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????????? ???? ??? ????????????? ??????????????? ????????? ?? ???????? [Bureau of the Society of Friends of the Society Cinema at the Kalinin's Leningrad Polytechnic Institute]. ?? ?????????? ???????? ??????????? ??????? ?????? «? ?????». ????????, ?????? ??? ?????? ??????? ???????? ????????? ????? (1907 - 1971), ??????? ??? ?????????, ? ????? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????????????? ? ????????????? ??????????????? ????????? ???? ?? ???????, ? 1925 – 27 ????? ????? ??? ?????????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ? ????? ??? ????????? ? ? ??? ??????????? ??????? ??????? ??????? ????????????, ?????? ? ?????????? ??????? ? ?????? ??????, ?????? ? ??????? ???????? ?? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????????? ???? (????) ??????? ???????? ? ?????? ? 1925 ???? ? ??????????? ????? ????? ???????? ??????? ?.??????????, ?.????????, ?.??????, ?.?????? ? ?????? ????????? ?????????? ???????????????? ??? ? 1928 ???? ?????????? ?????? ????????????? ??????????? ????, ???????? ??????? ???????????? ????? 60-?? ????????? ? ????? ??? ?????????? ? ??????? ??????, ?????? ???????? ???? ????? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        333 [oder ZZZ]. Poema ljubavi [Liebesgedicht]. Mit einem Portrait des Autors nach einer Zeichnung von Vladimir Kostić auf dem Titelblatt

      JERKOVIĆ, Dušan: 333 [oder ZZZ]. Poema ljubavi [Liebesgedicht]. Mit einem Portrait des Autors nach einer Zeichnung von Vladimir Kostić auf dem Titelblatt. Beograd: Druckerei »Zaštita« [ca. 1925]. 4° (31,5 X 24 cm). [5 nn. S.], S. 1-8, [8 nn. S.] Originale Broschur in Klammerheftung mit roter Titelillustration. Seltener, auch in einschlägigen Nachschlagewerken unbekannter Gedichtband des serbischen Avantgardisten. Jerković war Mitglied einer in den 1920er-Jahren in Belgrad tätigen modernistischen Gruppe, die in Moni de Buli und Ristko Ratković ihre führenden Köpfe hatte und sich vornehmlich vom Surrealismus inspirierte fühlte, ohne aber von der offiziellen Gruppe der Surrealisten um Marko Ristić vereinnahmt zu werden. Jerković beteiligte sich an der Anthologie »Časa Vode« (Ein Glas Wasser, 1925) und war als Hg. u. Mitarbeiter für verschiedene, bedeutende v.a. surrealistische Zeitschriften (»Umetnost« (Die Kunst, 1924), »Večnost« (Die Ewigkeit, 1926, gemeinsam mit dem früheren Dadaisten Dragan Aleksić), »Oktobar« (1927), »Januar« (1928) tätig. »333« oder »ZZZ« (der Titel ist doppeldeutig, je nachdem of serbisch-kyrillische Buchstaben oder arabische Ziffern gelesen werden) stellt Jerkovićs literarisches Hauptwerk dar und besticht in dieser Erstausgabe v.a. durch seine abwechslungsreiche typografische Gestaltung. Titelseite mit kleinen Besitzervermerken in Bleistift und Tinte, eine durchgehende horizontale Knickfalte mit leichter Beeinträchtigung des Titeldrucks und Bräunung entlang der Falte, innen sehr sauberes, offensichtliches ungelesenes Exemplar dieses raren Titels.

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        Original pencil drawing of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan. Drawn on the back of a menu card titled: "Ideal Films Ltd. / Complimentary Luncheon / to / Pat Sullivan / (Creator of 'Felix the Cat') / Chairman: / Tom Webster / Savoy Hotel, / September 29th, 1925"

      London: Savoy Hotel, 1925 - Menu card (166 x 105 mm), 4pp. folded, blue-green border with gilt decoration, front cover with Savoy Hotel embossed crest in gilt, red and royal blue, Ideal Films logo bottom right. Back cover lightly toned, a few old pale stains otherwise in excellent condition. Delightful original pencil sketch of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan, presented to fellow cartoonist and British animation pioneer Tom Webster: a marvellous memento of a celebratory lunch in London when the Felix craze was at its height; on the back panel of the menu card Sullivan has drawn a disconcerted Felix, with speech bubble reading: "Gosh! I was just at a luncheon - and - Tom Webster drew me as a horse - Ye Gods I'm Ruined!!" and below Felix: "Best Wishes to to [sic] Tom Webster from - Pat Sullivan -". Invalided out of the army in July 1917, having sustained a neck wound at the Somme the previous November, Webster (1886-1962) became involved in animation and produced two early shorts featuring Charlie Chaplin (now lost): Charlie at the Front and Charlie Joins the Navy (both 1918). In 1919 he began a 20 year career as sports cartoonist for the Daily Mail, specialising in horse racing. At the time of this meeting with Sullivan he was collaborating on a new series of animated features starring a race horse and his trainer, initially released in 1926 as the "Alfred and Steve" films. "Felix the Cat, arguably the first great animation star, hit cinema screens in 1919. Interest in series characters would rise in the twenties, with UK cartoonists - some of them active in the previous decade, including Anson Dyer, George E. Studdy and Tom Webster - attempting with varying degrees of success to create the British answer to Felix" (ukanimation.blogspot). "Felix cartoons were aimed at adults, incorporating skits on cubism and flappers. The films—and from 1923 the published comic strips—spread to Europe and in 1924, when the Sullivans toured England, Felix was so famous that entrepreneurs were producing pirated dolls and toys. Sullivan managed to obtain a share of the royalties. On another trip to Sydney with his wife in December 1925 he was given a civic reception" (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This lively post-prandial sketch of Felix was made at a "complimentary luncheon" in honour of Felix's putative creator, Australian-American cartoonist and animator Pat Sullivan (1885-1933), and was chaired by Tom Webster. The hosts, Ideal Films, were one of the leading British production companies of the time. The number hurriedly written down on the front (Sloane 5064) was that of a taxi rank serving the West End and located at Hyde Park Corner - essential after a boozy lunch that took in "Graves Supérieur demi-doux 1916" and "Chât. Pontet Canet 1917". A highly ephemeral piece with a very appealing association; original signed sketches of Felix with such an intimate provenance are rare - and this image, with accompanying speech bubble and personalised inscription to a "brother-in-ink", is particularly resonant. For further information on Webster, see the online British Cartoon Archive at University of Kent.

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        Edouard Manet

      Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1925. Hardcover. VG- contents; clean and tight with light shelf wear; a small tear to the bottom edge of the page with Morisot etching; covers good and solid but with age darkening to top and fore edges; green paper peeling in one spot on back cover.. Green paper/boards; 3/4 vellum; gilt lettering and borders. 134 pp. with illustrations as follows: Le Corbeau (The Crow) on preliminary page; original etching of Berthe Morisot(frontis); original woodcut of Olympia nude (after title page); original etching of Baudelaire and his hat (between pages 28/29); and 50 additional bw illustrations. All original illustrations have tissue guards. Text in German. Lovely monograph of Manet and his works. Very special with the original etchings.

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        The Pit-Prop Syndicate

      Thomas Seltzer, New York 1925 - First American edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with some tiny nicks and tears. A beautiful copy. Author's third mystery. Amateurs trying to penetrate a crime syndicate are forced to call upon the professionals. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original pencil drawing of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan.

      London: Savoy Hotel,, 1925. Drawn on the back of a menu card titled: "Ideal Films Ltd. / Complimentary Luncheon / to / Pat Sullivan / (Creator of 'Felix the Cat') / Chairman: / Tom Webster / Savoy Hotel, / September 29th, 1925 Menu card (166 x 105 mm), 4pp. folded, blue-green border with gilt decoration, front cover with Savoy Hotel embossed crest in gilt, red and royal blue, Ideal Films logo bottom right. Back cover lightly toned, a few old pale stains otherwise in excellent condition. Delightful original pencil sketch of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan, presented to fellow cartoonist and British animation pioneer Tom Webster: a marvellous memento of a celebratory lunch in London when the Felix craze was at its height; on the back panel of the menu card Sullivan has drawn a disconcerted Felix, with speech bubble reading: "Gosh! I was just at a luncheon - and - Tom Webster drew me as a horse - Ye Gods I'm Ruined!!" and below Felix: "Best Wishes to to [sic] Tom Webster from - Pat Sullivan -". Invalided out of the army in July 1917, having sustained a neck wound at the Somme the previous November, Webster (1886-1962) became involved in animation and produced two early shorts featuring Charlie Chaplin (now lost): Charlie at the Front and Charlie Joins the Navy (both 1918). In 1919 he began a 20 year career as sports cartoonist for the Daily Mail, specialising in horse racing. At the time of this meeting with Sullivan he was collaborating on a new series of animated features starring a race horse and his trainer, initially released in 1926 as the "Alfred and Steve" films. "Felix the Cat, arguably the first great animation star, hit cinema screens in 1919... Interest in series characters would rise in the twenties, with UK cartoonists - some of them active in the previous decade, including Anson Dyer, George E. Studdy and Tom Webster - attempting with varying degrees of success to create the British answer to Felix" (ukanimation.blogspot). "Felix cartoons were aimed at adults, incorporating skits on cubism and flappers. The films—and from 1923 the published comic strips—spread to Europe and in 1924, when the Sullivans toured England, Felix was so famous that entrepreneurs were producing pirated dolls and toys. Sullivan managed to obtain a share of the royalties... On another trip to Sydney with his wife in December 1925 he was given a civic reception" (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This lively post-prandial sketch of Felix was made at a "complimentary luncheon" in honour of Felix's putative creator, Australian-American cartoonist and animator Pat Sullivan (1885-1933), and was chaired by Tom Webster. The hosts, Ideal Films, were one of the leading British production companies of the time. The number hurriedly written down on the front (Sloane 5064) was that of a taxi rank serving the West End and located at Hyde Park Corner - essential after a boozy lunch that took in "Graves Supérieur demi-doux 1916" and "Chât. Pontet Canet 1917". A highly ephemeral piece with a very appealing association; original signed sketches of Felix with such an intimate provenance are rare - and this image, with accompanying speech bubble and personalised inscription to a "brother-in-ink", is particularly resonant.

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        Albumblatt mit 24 Unterschriften von bekannten Persönlichkeiten des Wiener Kulturlebens

      Wien um 1925 - 29 x 23 cm. - Vertreten sind die Schriftsteller Raoul Auernheimer, Hermann Bahr, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler, Karl Hans Strobl und Anton Wildgans, die Komponisten Julius Bittner, Edmund Eysler, Emmerich Kálmán, Wilhelm Kienzl, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Lehár, Joseph Marx, Arnold Schönberg und Felix Weingartner, die Sänger und Sängerinnen Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Maria Jeritza, Selma Kurz, Alfred Piccaver und Leo Slezak sowie die Maler John Quincy Adams, Heinrich Angeli, Hugo Darnaut und Ferdinand Schmutzer. - Kleiner hinterlegter Randriss. Ungewöhnlich reichhaltiges Sammelblatt, wohl aus einem Gästebuch.

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        The Skygirl: A Mimodrama In Three Acts on A Star, Prologue & Epilogue on The Earth; Dramatic Episodes of A Life; Fifty Thousand Years Ahead of Ours

      London and New York: The Britons Publishing Company, 1925, circa. Blue paper-covered boards with title and design drawn by Bobritsky. 103 pp. with 14 illustrations, 12 of them on glossy paper in bw. This is a presentation copy of the book, inscribed by Narodny to Mary Fenton Roberts, who was at one point editor of Decorative Arts magazine. Scenes and Costumes by David Burliuk, Vladimir Bobritsky, Constantine Aladjalov and N. Cickovsky. Extremely rare. Fair, some chipping to cover edges and paper spine is lacking, very old dampspot on rear cover.

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        THE KNAVE OF HEARTS With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. [vi], 47 pages, followed by [iii] blank and illustrated endpaper. Original hardcover binding is moderately rubbed at the extremities, with minor scuffing and shelfwear, and a large illustrated area lacking from the front cover illustration; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Several pages loose or loosened, with minor wear and soiling to edges. One plate with minor creasing (page 19; reverse is blank) and one plate with minor offprinting (page 39). Minor soiling to several page edges, and minor soiling scattered here and there. The inner front hinge is slightly weakened, with a tiny tape repair. Minor paper defects are present and numerous but not distracting from this masterpiece of illustration and printing. Complete with 15 full page illustrations and 8 partial page illustrations, plus the tail-piece, front and rear endpapers, and front cover illustration. The frontisportrait and the facing "This is the book of" illustration are protected by the original tissue guard. There are no previous owner's names or markings. First Edition with matching dates of 1925 on the title and copyright pages as well as the Scribner Seal at the bottom of the copyright page.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        The Eternal Lover

      A.C. McClurg & Co., 1925 Very good in original blue cloth covered boards with black stamped lettering. First Edition. Published October, 1925 stated on the copyright page. A nice square copy. Slight edge wear. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, some rubbing along edges and damage to lower part of front cover.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Rauhnacht. 13 Steinzeichnungen. Mit Vorwort v. Otto Stoessl. SIGNIERT!

      Bln Volksverband der Bücherfreunde 1925 - 37,5 x. 48 cm. 8 S. Textheft. Orig.-Halbleinen-Mappe. - Besitzeinträgedes Würzburger Künstlers Josef Versl auf Titel und jeweils auf den Blattrückseiten! Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr.

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        Der Weltkrieg 1914-1918. Die militärischen Operationen zu Lande. Hier Band 1-14 in 15 Büchern und 3 Zusatzbände.

      Berlin, Mittler & Sohn Verlag, 1925. 8°, betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung - I: Die Grenzschlachten im Westen (XVI,720 Seiten mit 7 Faltkarten), II: Die Befreiung Ostpreussens (XVI,390 S. mit 14 Faltkarten), III: Der Marne-Feldzug. Von der Sambre zur Marne (XI,427 S. mit 7 Karten und 11 Skizzen), IV: Der Marne-Feldzug. Die Schlacht (XII,576 S. mit 10 Karten und 6 Skizzen), V: Die Herbst-Feldzug 1914 im Westen bis zum Stellungskrieg, Im Osten bis zum Rückzug (XVI, 643 S. mit 18 Karten und 14 Skizzen), VI: Der Herbst-Feldzug 1914 Der Abschluss der Operationen im Westen und Osten (XIV, 500 S. mit 21 Karten und Skizzen), VII: Die Operationen des Jahres 1915. Die Kreignisse im Winter und Frühjahr (XIII, 493 S. mit 40 Karten und Skizzen), VIII: Die Operationen des Jahres 1915. Die Kreignisse im Westen im Frühjahr und Sommer, im Osten vom Frühjahr bis zum Jahresschluss (XIV, 666 S. mit 39 Karten und Skizzen), IX: Die Operationen des Jahres 1915. Die Kreigsnisse im Westen und auf den Balkan von Sommer bis zum Jahresschluss (XIV, 519 S. mit 34 Karten und Skizzen), X: Die Operationen des Jahres 1916 bis zum Wechsel in der Obersten Heeresleitung (XVI,706 S. mit 45 Karten), XI: Die Kriegsführung im Herbst 1916 und im Winter 1916/17. Vom Wechsel in der Obersten Heeresleitung bis zum Entschluss zum Rückzug in die Siegfried-Stellung (XVI, 545 S. mit 37 Karten und Skizzen), XII: Die Kriegsführung im Frühjahr 1917 (XVI,606 Seiten mit 31 Beilagen davon 26 Karten und Skizzen), Band XIII: Die Kriegführung im Sommer und Herbst 1917. Die Ereignisse außerhalb der Westfront bis November 1918. (XVI, 483 Seiten mit dreißig Beilagen, davon 30 Karten und Skizzen), Band 14. Teil 1 und 2: Die Kriegführung an der Westfront im Jahre 1918. (XVI, 793 Seiten und XIV Seiten Nachtrag des Bundesarchiv von 1956 mit 53 Beilagen, davon 41 Karten und Skizzen in besonderem Kartenband). Zusatzband 1: Das deutsche Feldeisenbahnwesen Teil 1: Die Eisenbahnen zu Kriegsbeginn. (XIV, 247 Seiten und XII Bildtafeln im Anhang mit 14 Karten und Skizzenblättern), Zusatzband 2: Kriegsführung und Kriegswirtschaft 1. Teil - Die militärische, wirtschaftliche und finanzielle Rüstung Deutschlands von der Reichsgründung bis zum Ausbruch des Weltkrieges. (XII, 496 Seiten), Zusatzband 3: Kriegsführung und Kriegswirtschaft - Anlagen zu Teil 1 (XI, 534 Seiten). Einbandkanten leicht ber. und die Büchrücken teils leicht aufgehellt, jeder Band mit einem Stempel im Vorsatz sonst schöner und KOMPLETTER Zustand ! - 1925 - 1956. Band 13 und 14 sind sehr gute Nachdrucke aud dem Bundesarchiv Koblenz von 1956!!! Betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung Mit ALLEN Faltkarten und Skizzen - So komplett wohl nicht mehr zu bekommen ! Band 13 und 14 seltenst !! M2916 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Erster Weltkrieg I, Nachschlagewerke

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        Der Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918.

      Mittler & Sohn, Berlin 1925-38. Bearbeitet im Reichsarchiv (Bde. 1-9); Reichskriegsministerium (Bde. 9-12). Vorhanden sind Bde. 1-11 (von 12). Band 1: Die Grenzschlachten im Westen. 719 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textskizzen + 12 Kriegskarten im Anhang. Band 2: Die Befreiung Ostpreußens. 390 Seiten mit 11 Kartenskizzen + 14 Kriegskarten im Anhang. Band 3: Der Marne-Feldzug. Von der Sambre zur Marne. 427 Seiten mit 11 Skizzen + 7 Kriegskarten im Anhang. Band 4: Der Marne-Feldzug - Die Schlacht. 676 Seiten mit 6 Skizzen + 10 Kriegskarten im Anhang. Band 5: Der Herbst-Feldzug 1914. Im Westen bis zum Stellungskrieg. Im Osten bis zum Rückzug. 643 Seiten mit 14 Skizzen + 18 Kriegskarten im Anhang. Band 6: Der Herbst-Feldzug 1914 - Der Abschluß der Operationen im Westen und Osten. 500 Seiten mit Skizzen + Kriegskarten im Anhang. - Band 7: Die Operationen des Jahres 1915. Die Ereignisse im Winter und Frühjahr. 1931. XIII, 493 S., 18 Faltktn., Skizzenbl. a-w; Band 8: Die Operationen des Jahres 1915. Die Ereignisse im Westen im Frühjahr und Sommer, im Osten vom Frühjahr bis zum Jahresschluß. 1932. XIV, 666 S., 7 Faltktn., 32 Skizzen; Band 9: Die Operationen des Jahres 1915. Die Ereignisse im Westen und auf dem Balkan vom Sommer bis zum Jahresschluß. 1933. XIV, 519 S., 5 Faltktn., 29 Skizzen; Band 10: Die Operationen des Jahres 1916. Bis zum Wechsel in der Obersten Heeresleitung. 1936. XVI, 706 S., 8 Faltktn., 37 Skizzen; Band 11: Die Kriegsführung im Herbst 1916 und im Winter 1916/17. Vom Wechsel in der Obersten Heeresleitung bis zum Entschlußzum Rückzug in die Siegfried-Stellung. XVI, 545 S., Mit 37 Karten und Skizzen. 1938 ; 4°. Dunkelrote Leinenbde. Einbände teils nur gering berieben, guter Zustand. - Versand D: 8,00 EUR

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        Gastronomie pratique. -

      Ernest Flammarion 1925 -, Paris - 1 volume. Fort in-4. 1158 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin marron à coins. Dos à nerfs. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Intérieur très frais. Petits frottements sur le cuir de la reliure. Bel état intérieur. Quatrième édition en partie originale de l'un des plus fameux recueils de recettes du vingtième siècle. Les pages 1109 à 1158 sont un supplément en édition originale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stealing Cleopatra's Stuff. A Context Selection Arranged by Lilian Holmes Strack

      Boston: Walter H. Baker Company, 1925. Fine. First edition. Thin octavo. 7, [1]pp. Printed orange wrappers. Fine. A rare recitation in the "Baker's Manuscript Readings" series, the same series that issued the F. Scott Fitzgerald rarity John Jackson's Arcady. Rare. OCLC locates no copies.

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1925. Very Good/Very Good. First edition of the 3/6 edition, and the first edition to appear with the Preface by Joseph Conrad. Octavo. Attractive bookplate front pastedown, modest dampstain at the bottom of both boards, tiny pinhole in first several leaves, still a sound very good copy with very good plus dustwrapper with a light corresponding stain at the bottom edges. A handsome copy of one of the most influential novels of the Civil War and one of the great American novels of its time. This edition seldom found in the Gordon Robinson-illustrated jacket.

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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, slight shelf wear to bottom edges, no inscriptions. A very good clean tight sturdy copy (top corners bumped as noted). This edition with 5 extra coloured plates (called for on Plate list), very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE AND OTHER STORIES

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1925].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] ix-x 1 [2] 3-204 [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf], original brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's windmill device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. Collects twenty-five stories including the author's outstanding horror story "Venus." "Although now neglected, Baring was regarded by his contemporaries as an original, highly skilled writer. Baring's contribution to horror and supernatural fiction consists primarily of stories collected in HALF A MINUTE'S SILENCE ..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 22. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 96. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 119. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-6. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-15. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00864. Strip of mild age-darkening along gutter margins of free endpapers (interaction with jacket flaps), else a bright, fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with some light edge wear, several minor tears internally mended with archival tape, tanning to spine panel, and general dust soiling. (#149584)

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        Cataleg De La Colleccio Cervantica.; 3 volumes: Vol. 1 - Anys 1590-1800; Volume 2 - Anys 1801-1879; Volume 3 - Anys 1880-1915

      Institut D'Estidis Catalans Palau De La Diputacio, Barcelona 1925 - Quarto. Brown cloth bindings with gilt-stamped spines. ol. 1 - xxii, 409 pp; Vol. 2 - viii, 548 pp; Vol. 3 - xii, 655 pp. Very good. Cervantes, 1547-1616 - Bibliography. "D'aquest Cataleg s'ha fet un tiratge especial de 40 exemplars en paper de fil." This copy not numbered. Volume 3 contains an index to the 3 volumes. Text in Catalan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poor Cecco

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925 - The Rarest of the Limited Edition Rackham BooksLimited to 105 Copies Signed by the Author[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BIANCO, Margery Williams. Poor Cecco. By Margery Williams Bianco. Author of "The Velveteen Rabbit." Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925].First edition, deluxe large paper issue. One of 105 numbered copies (this being No. 14) signed by Margery Williams Bianco. Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; 292 x 216 mm.). 175 pp. Seven full-page illustrations in color, mounted on white paper, and twenty-four drawings in black and white. Original parchment-backed light blue paper boards, navy blue lettering label on spine. Pictorial endpapers in pale blue on white. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Slight cracking to upper inner hinge, otherwise, a fine copy. The text, with the same illustrations by Rackham, also appeared in Good Housekeeping beginning in May 1925. No limited English edition was issued, and this title/edition is the rarest of Rackham illustrated books, and extremely scarce."The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real was Margery Williams Bianco's first American work, and it remains her most famous. It became an instant classic and has remained so through numerous adaptations in children's theater as well as on radio, television and in the movies. After becoming a renowned author, Bianco wrote numerous other children's books, with her son becoming the namesake of one of them, 1925's Poor Cecco: The Wonderful Story of a Wonderful Wooden Dog Who Was the Jolliest Toy in the House Until He Went Out to Explore the World-a distinguished book that belies its somewhat priggish subtitle and is arguably better entitled than The Velveteen Rabbit to status as a classic. This lively adventure story, virtually a novel for children, is a brilliant exception to the sentimentality of Bianco's more famous book. Each of the many characters who populate the nursery toy cupboard is a distinct and amusing personality. Their interactions with each other and with the human, animal, and toy members of the world beyond it, whom they encounter on their quest for adventure/search for a lost friend, are delineated with understated humor. The relationship between the wooden dog Cecco, a natural leader, and Jensina, a highly independent and spirited wooden doll, is both subtle and funny. Superb illustrations by Arthur Rackham are a perfect complement to the narrative. While the publisher probably found it more practical to promote the shorter Velveteen Rabbit, Cecco's celebrated illustrator may have assured its survival in the catalogues of rare book dealers despite its undeserved literary obscurity. A return to more sober themes marks Bianco's other popular works, such as the same year's The Little Wooden Doll, illustrated by her daughter Pamela, in which the title character is badly mistreated by some children, but shown love and compassion by another child, which made her whole again." (Wikipedia)Latimore and Haskell, p. 59; Riall, p. 155. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Dower House Mystery

      Small, Maynard & Company, New York 1925 - First American edition. Top stain a little faded, still a remarkably fine and bright copy, without the dustwrapper. Scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed, autogr. lettercard signed and portrait signed and dedicated.

      Médan, 13. XI. 1922 and 25. [?] IV. 1925 [?]. - Letters: (Oblong) 8vo. Altogether 3½ pp. on 3 ff. Portrait: 180:129 mm. With one autogr. envelope. To Pierre Custot, in French, about his book "Sturly" ("very good, very colourful, very original"), his trips to to Paris, Brussels and Nice, and on meeting at gare St-Lazare to guide him to his home in Médan. - Portrait with small damage to edges, letters in fine condition.

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        Fragments Now First Collected domer being hitherto unpublished

      [Printed by Finlay Brothers and sold by Dunster House, Cambridge, Mass.], Hartford 1925 - Unauthorized editioin, one of 99 copies , nos. 1-5 on vellum, 6-99 on thick paper. This is a paper copy, no. 54. 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to (7 5/8 x 6 inches). VERY RARE. Keynes 9 Boards backed in japan vellum. A fine copy housed in a fine black half levant slipcase and cloth chemise 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to (7 5/8 x 6 inches) Unauthorized editioin, one of 99 copies , nos. 1-5 on vellum, 6-99 on thick paper. This is a paper copy, no. 54

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        The Russian Economic Review].

      Plamya Prague -1928 1925 - Issues No1 - 12, all published, octavo (24 x 17 cm), with portrait of Alexander Chuprov and tables. Publishers wrappers, unopened. Complete set in exceptionally fresh condition of this rare émigré periodical revealing the economic reality behind the well polished propagated data of the early Soviet Union. Its editor Sergey Prokopovich (1871, Tsarskoe Selo – 1955, Geneva) was a Russian economist, sociologist and liberal politician. With the same enthusiasm that he welcomed the February Revolution of 1917, he subsequently opposed the October Revolution, which overthrew the provisional government where he held several ministerial portfolios. In 1922 he was expelled from the Soviet Union for his anti-revolutionary activities and work with American and Western European aid agencies. In emigration in Berlin Prokopovich initiated establishment of the Economics Cabinet [????????????? ???????], a research institute based in Czechoslovakia that united Russian émigré economic and social scientists. Among them were economists P. Struve, M. Bernatskiy, A. Chuprov and B. Brutskus; historians A. Kizevetter, E. Shmurlo and B. Nikolskiy; jurists N. Timashev and L. Petrazhitskiy. With financial support from the Czechoslovakian government, the Economic Cabinet was publishing several periodicals, including the Russkii ekonomicheskii sbornik (Russian Economic Review) offered here. Its articles contain analysis of the levels of harvests and production in the Soviet Union, legal aspects of the nationalisation policy, a role of private capital, national and international trade, emigration, and Russian Diaspora in France and South America . In this periodical great minds used the official Soviet data combined with their own firsthand knowledge of the Russian economic system to analyse the real state of the economy and impact of the so-called New Economic Policy [???]. This capitalism-oriented economic policy was introduced by Lenin in 1922 after the Russian Civil War, and was aimed at fostering the economy of the country, which was in ruins. This system of mixed economy, which permitted private individuals to own small enterprises and encouraged foreign investments while keeping banks, foreign trade, and large industries under the state control was abolished by Josef Stalin in 1928. Conclusions made on the pages of the Russkii ekonomicheskii sbornik were in many ways different from the picture painted by the official Soviet Union, and their accurateness became obvious only after the collapse of the Soviet state many decades later. Very rare, especially when complete. Not in the holdings of the Russian National or State Libraries. No complete sets on the market; no auction records in the recent decades. Not in Savin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Nizza, 25. XII. 1925. - ¾ S. 4to. An Salomon Adriaan Maria Bottenheim: "Deux mots pour vous demander si vous avez bien reçu de ma banque la somme de $ 25 déstinée [!] à la plaque commémorative pour la Maison Steinway. J'ai une triste nouvelle à vous annoncer - la mort de mon grand ami E. Oeberg [.] Quand rentrez vous et Mengelberg? [.]". - Mit kleinen Eckausrissen und im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); auf Durchschlagpapier.

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        De Civitate Dei Contra Paganos, Libri XXII [The City of God, or The City of God Against the Pagans]

      [Munich]: [Bremer Press], 1925. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Simons, Anna. No. 333 of 385 copies, Folio - over 12 - 15" tall, 690 p. Saint Augustine of Hippo is arguably the most influential Christian theologian in the entire two thousand years of Church history; his best known works are his "Confessions" and this, The City of God, which serves as a cornerstone of Western thought. In it Augustine discusses many of the profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin (N.B., from Wiki). This copy, published by the Bremer Press and printed entirely in Latin (with occasional Greek), was the third book of their "Folio Series", the first two being Dante's Divine Comedy in 1921 and Homer's Iliad in 1923. A starkly handsome production with intial capital letters by Anna Simons; in "A Century for the Century" the editors describe this work as "monumental" and go on to say "the powerful title page is among the most beautiful produced by the press; Wiegand's small, clear roman type, set very tightly, is used here with great impact, matching the power of Saint Augustine's words. The specifics of type, inking, presswork, and paper are close to perfection."***DESCRIPTION: Binding of light blue paper over boards, white paper spine label with black lettering, plain endpapers, all text in Latin, 20-page Critical Appendix (Adnotatio Critica) beginning at page 609, followed by a 25-page Index (Index Locorum); folio size (approximately 14" tall), 690 pages, special roman and greek types on Zanders handmade paper, limited edition of 385 copies, this no. 333. Housed in a slipcase covered with the same blue paper, no lettering or decorations.***CONDITION: Near fine, with clean binding, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly square corners without rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some sunning to the spine, some very light abrasions (apparently from the slipcase), and one cracked gutter (pgs. viii and viiii), else fine. The matching slipcase is also near fine, complete, strong and sturdy, with minimal sunning around the opening and extremely light wear to the paper covering on the bottom.***CITATIONS: Ransom, Bremer Press, no. 30; A Century for the Century, no. 14.***POSTAGE: Due to size and weight, international customers please note that additional shipping will apply; we are happy to ship at cost, please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        De Civitate Dei Contra Paganos, Libri XXII [The City of God, or The City of God Against the Pagans]

      [Munich]: [Bremer Press], 1925. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Simons, Anna. No. 333 of 385 copies, Folio - over 12 - 15" tall, 690 p. Saint Augustine of Hippo is arguably the most influential Christian theologian in the entire two thousand years of Church history; his best known works are his "Confessions" and this, The City of God, which serves as a cornerstone of Western thought. In it Augustine discusses many of the profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin (N.B., from Wiki). This copy, published by the Bremer Press and printed entirely in Latin (with occasional Greek), was the third book of their "Folio Series", the first two being Dante's Divine Comedy in 1921 and Homer's Iliad in 1923. A starkly handsome production with intial capital letters by Anna Simons; in "A Century for the Century" the editors describe this work as "monumental" and go on to say "the powerful title page is among the most beautiful produced by the press; Wiegand's small, clear roman type, set very tightly, is used here with great impact, matching the power of Saint Augustine's words. The specifics of type, inking, presswork, and paper are close to perfection." ***DESCRIPTION: Binding of light blue paper over boards, white paper spine label with black lettering, plain endpapers, all text in Latin, 20-page Critical Appendix (Adnotatio Critica) beginning at page 609, followed by a 25-page Index (Index Locorum); folio size (approximately 14" tall), 690 pages, special roman and greek types on Zanders handmade paper, limited edition of 385 copies, this no. 333. Housed in a slipcase covered with the same blue paper, no lettering or decorations. ***CONDITION: Near fine, with clean binding, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly square corners without rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some sunning to the spine, some very light abrasions (apparently from the slipcase), and one cracked gutter (pgs. viii and viiii), else fine. The matching slipcase is also near fine, complete, strong and sturdy, with minimal sunning around the opening and extremely light wear to the paper covering on the bottom. ***CITATIONS: Ransom, Bremer Press, no. 30; A Century for the Century, no. 14. ***POSTAGE: Due to size and weight, international customers please note that additional shipping will apply; we are happy to ship at cost, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        Mark Gertler British Artists of Today Number 1

      Illustrations. First edition. 16mo., decorative Curwen Press paper boards, tissue dust jacket. London, The Fleuron Ltd.

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        The ABC of Relativity

      First edition. 8co., cloth. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.

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        Blumen-Stilleben mit Lilie, Margeriten, Kornblume und Hortensie in Glasvase auf Tisch. Farbiges Pastell auf Papier, rechts unten mit *Ahlers-Hestermann * signiert.

      1925 - Bildmaß ca. 46 x 28 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 75 x 52 cm ). Gezeigt wird in einer Glasvase ein bunter Blumenstrauß mit einer roten Lilie, blauer Kornblume und Hortensie und weißen Margariten. Hinten rechts die Andeutung eines Kamins. Das Pastell unter Passepartout und Glas aufwendig gerahmt. Das Pastell von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Literatur u.a.: Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs, Seite 8f - Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe und Bruchgefahr bitte nur Selbstabholung bei mir nach Absprache ). ( Lagerort Richey )

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        THE KNAVE OF HEARTS. With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. [vi], 47 pages, followed by [iii] blank and illustrated endpaper. Original hardcover binding is moderately rubbed at the extremities, with minor scuffing and shelfwear, and a large illustrated area lacking from the front cover illustration; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Several pages loose or loosened, with minor wear and soiling to edges. One plate with minor creasing (page 19; reverse is blank) and one plate with minor offprinting (page 39). Minor soiling to several page edges, and minor soiling scattered here and there. The inner front hinge is slightly weakened, with a tiny tape repair. Minor paper defects are present and numerous but not distracting from this masterpiece of illustration and printing. Complete with 15 full page illustrations and 8 partial page illustrations, plus the tail-piece, front and rear endpapers, and front cover illustration. The frontisportrait and the facing "This is the book of" illustration are protected by the original tissue guard. There are no previous owner's names or markings. First Edition with matching dates of 1925 on the title and copyright pages as well as the Scribner Seal at the bottom of the copyright page.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        Bildpostkarte mit eigenh. U.

      [München, 3. VIII. 1925]. - 1 S. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit Adresse. Auf einer Karte von Lotte July an ein Frl. Nierenheim mit "vielen Grüßen aus München". - In Bleistift; der Poststempel über der Unterschrift.

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        Forty years on the frontier as seen in the journals and reminiscences of Granville Stuart gold-miner, trader, merchant, rancher and politician. Edited by Paul C. Phillips

      Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1925. 2 vols, first edition, 8vo, pp. 272; 265; 10 plates; original blue cloth, t.e.g.; offset to endpapers, glue residue to rear endpapers of Vol. I, else very good. "Nothing better on the cowboys has ever been written than the chapter entitled 'Cattle Business.' in Volume II. A prime work throughout" - Dobie. Adams Herd 2195, Six-Guns 2160, Six Score 106; Dobie, pp. 121-22; Howes S1096 (aa).

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        23 Bände mit 2 Registerbänden in insgesamt 30 Teilbänden (komplett). Hrsg. von W. Juheimer u.a.

      Amsterdam, W. Junk, 1925-1963. - Mit zahlr. Abb. Orig.-Leinenbände (Band 19 und 23 in 3 bzw. 4 broschierten Teilbänden). Das über einen großen Zeitraum erschienene Grundlagenwerk zur Biologie, hier komplett vorliegend. - Titel mit altem Stempel, die ersten 15 Bände mit einem kleinen Papieretikett auf den Rücken. Insgesamt gut erhalten und ohne Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 40000

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        THE STRANGE THIRTEEN

      London: Drane's Limited, n.d. [1925].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-365 [366-368] [note: last leaf is a blank used as the rear paste-down; true endpapers at front], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. First edition. "Series of supernatural tales set in India of the Raj. Entertaining commercial work from World War 1 period." - Robert Knowlton. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 88. Reginald 05741. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Gupta 775. Several faint spots to cloth, some bubbling of cloth on front cover, inner rear hinge a bit tender, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#150929)

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        LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS. By Edward LaRocque Tinker.

      - London 1925, Bodley. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Blue cloth, dj., 59 b.w. illustrations, with index not found in the American edition, 382p., very good, printed from the American sheets. Excellent and interesting biographical study of Hearn's time spend in Cincinnati and New Orleans as a youth. Fascinating essay illustrates Hearn's growing period, and his early education as a newspaper clerk, and beginning as a report r. . With the first printing of 16 articles.

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        BauhausbÜcher 4 Die BÜhne im Bauhaus

      Folding coloured plan, numerous illustrations. First edition. Small 4to., original pictorial wrappers after a design by Oskar Schlemmer, rebound with new endpapers in full brown crushed morocco signed Zaehnsdorf, lettered in silver, thin rule in silver at top and lower margins of the front board, the top board lettered in silver 'Ashley Dukes 50' the silver oxidised. Munich, Albert Langen Verlag.

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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photographs Of The Milky Way From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory: The Milky Way, Edge-On View Of Central Mass

      Pasadena Circa 1925: Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson, 1925. Original Astronomical Photograph . No Binding. Near Fine. 17 1/2" x 7. Black and White Photograph. Original Mt. Wilson Observatory Astronomical Photographs Of The Center Half Of The Milky Way, A Double Frame Composite Of 18 Matte Photographs, Mounted On Circa 1920'S Album Card Stock, Fold Out 17 1/2" X 7".

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