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        When We Were Very Young; Winnie the Pooh; Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner. PUBLISHER'S DELUXE BINDINGS

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1925, 26, 27, 28., 1925. DELUXE EDITIONS. First title being a 1925 printing (never available as a first in this binding), the remainder ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Finely bound in the publisher's deluxe limp leather, elaborately decorated in gilt. Pictorial endpapers throughout, all edges gilt. No inscriptions whatsoever. One or two trivial nicks else a clean, fresh set in this popular format, now protected in a cloth slip-case with ribbon pull. Children's Modern Firsts [p206], Shorter Cambridge English Lit. [1387-1389]. 'Winnie the Pooh' listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON... NEWLY EDITED WITH NOTES BY ROGER INGPEN

      Bath: George Bayntun, 1925. Fine. Two volumes. Quarto. xl, 576p; xv, 577-1172p. Edited by Roger Ingpen with 576 illustrations, facsimiles and maps, including 13 plates in photogravure. Bound by Bayntun in half red crushed morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and bands around the panels and on the raised bands & "'The raison d'etre of this edition (well printed in quarto form, but only one column to the page) is its illustrations. Of these there are portraits from authentic originals, views from old prints, autographs, facsimile title-pages, etc,: and a series of views of Johnson's haunts, drawn specially for the book, which, so far as we can at present judge from the pen-and-ink drawings now issued, are of the pleasing kind. Mr. Ingpen's literary contribution consists of short notes to the pictures, and his industry in collecting illustrative material seems likely to deserve much gratitude from modern readers,' -- Times". (Times notice printed on flyleaf).

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        [The Prominent Novels and Short Stories.]

      New York: Boni & Liveright [and] Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1925 - 1986. [Three Stories & Ten Poems; In Our Time; The Torrents of Spring; The Sun Also Rises; Men Without Women; A Farewell To Arms; The Fifth Column; Death In The Afternoon; Winner Take Nothing; Green Hills of Africa; To Have and Have Not; For Whom The Bell Tolls; Across The River and Into The Trees; The Old Man and The Sea; A Moveable Feast; Islands In The Stream; Garden of Eden.] 17 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. With the exception of Three Stories & Ten Poems they are all first editions, first printings. Three Stories & ten Poems was first published in 1923 with a limited print run of only 300 copies; this copy here is the facsimile edition published in 1977 with the permission of the Hemingway estate. A Moveable Feast, Islands in The Stream and Garden of Eden were published posthumously.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Meditations poetiques ; Recueillements poetiques ; Jocelyn ; Harmonies poetiques et religieuses ; Cours familier de litterature, I & II ; Graziella Raphael

      Paris : Garnier freres, 1925-1927, 1925. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 7-volume set of works by Alphonse de Lamartine. Series: Collection "Selecta" des classiques Garnier. "Edition limitee a mille cinq cents..." with limitation numbers facing title pages. Contents: [1] Meditations poetiques: Premieres meditations, Nouvelles meditations / avec une introduction par J. des Cognets. (no. 882. 263p. ; 20cm. 1925) --[2] Recueillements poetiques / avec une introduction par Jean des Cognets. (no. 882. xix, 393p. ; 20cm. 1925) --[3] Jocelyn, episode : journal trouve chez un cure de village (no. 882. xxii, 323p. ; 20cm. 1925) --[4] Harmonies poetiques et religieuses / avec une introduction par Jean des Cognets (no. 882, xliv, 317p. ; 20cm. 1925) --[5 & 6] Cours familier de litterature. Extraits, choisis et precedes d'une introduction par Jean des Cognets, I & II (no. 198. 2v. x, 320, 398p. ; 20cm. 1926) --[7] Graziella Raphael : romans d'amour (no. 882. xxx, 323 p. ; 20cm. 1927). Subjects: French literature -- French poetry -- Literary criticism -- Alphonse de Lamartine. Language: French. Finely bound copies in modern 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels and gilt tooling to spines. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Marbled endpapers. Each volume includes original wrappers in binding. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Chemins de Fer Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee. Palais et Foret de Fontainebleau. Excursions en autocars au depart de la gare de Fontainbleau. 1er Avril - 2 Novembre 1925

      Paris.: Chemins de Fer Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee.. 1925.. Color lithographic poster, 42 x 30 1/2 inches, with linen backing (itself vintage in age). Short tears and a few areas of small paper loss to edges (all outside main image area), fraying and wear to edges of linen and paper, some soft creases from rolling, faint spot to lower left corner; the image would display very well. A gorgeous lithograph illustrated by Julien Lacaze featuring a map detailing train and autocar routes and "Curiosites" around Fontainebleau, bordered by an illustration of the Chateau at Fontainebleau at the top and forest at the sides and bottom. The poster advertises bus excursions to the Palace and Forest of Fontainebleau, leaving Fontainbleau station from April 1 to November 2 1925. "32173" printed at lower left under image, "Soc. an. de. l'Imp. Maulde et Renou, Paris 34308" printed at lower right under image. Text in French. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        THE VANISHING AMERICAN. [Inscribed to his sister]

      New York:: Harper ,, 1925. First Edition. Very Good++ . SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY ZANE GREY TO HIS SISTER AS FOLLOWS "TO / IDA / FROM / BROTHER / ZANE" in his characteristic purple ink. Very Good++ hardback First Edition, First Printing with mild cover edge wear, offsetting eps. in a Very Good+ price clipped Dust Jacket with edge wear, mild soil, small corner chips. 8vo. 308 [4 Ads] pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Zane Grey SIGNED Tales Fishing Virgin Seas First Edition

      Harper & Brothers, 1925. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. (Fishing) (Narrative) GREY, Zane. Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1925. Quarto (10.5 x 7.75), hardcover, original jacket. Signed by author. Signed by the legendary author on the first blank page! From the greatest Westerns author in history comes this amazing book about his own adventures hunting, fishing, and exploring in exotic locales throughout the Pacific region. Over 100 illustrations from photographs taken by Grey and others. Stated First Edition. Square and tightly bound. Moderate rubbing and scuffing on the boards. Smudges on the page edges. Edge wear on jacket. Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Primum Pactum Confoederationis Helveticae MCCXCI

      (Montagnola: Officinia Bodoni, 1925). Small folio. 28pp. One of 275 copies printed on Fabriano hand-made paper. This edition prints the original Latin text of the pact on which the Swiss Confederation is based, as well as translations of the pact into languages recognized in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, Ladin, and Romansh. Mardersteig, in the bibliography of the Officina Bodoni, observes that this book "is a striking example of how the same type-face changes in appearance when printed into different languages." A fine copy in quarter vellum and gilt stamped Ingres paper-covered boards, which show just a hint of soiling and wear to corners, and with plain dust wrapper that has a few tears. (Mardersteig, 13).

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        The Thundering Herd

      Bernhard Tauchnitz Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1925. First Continental edition, vol. 4677 in the Tauchnitz Edition Collection of British and American Authors. Fine in very good or better wrappers with a faint stain to the front wrap and the spine chipped. Inscribed by the author on the front wrap. This western classic was the basis for two films, a 1925 silent featuring Noah Beery (and with a young Gary Cooper in an uncredited bit part) and a 1934 version directed and starring Harry Carey, Sr., along with Beery, Randolph Scott and Buster Crabbe. .

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

      Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 1925. Ulysses by James Joyce. 7th printing, 4th Shakespeare and Co. edition. Publisher: Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 1925. Bound in green quarter leather with green cloth and leather corners. Blue paper wrappers bound in. Minor wear along spine edges else a very attractive copy. 736 pages. Inventory #11-055.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Hansel and Gretel and other stories by the brothers Grimm

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1925). Hardcover. Orig. orange/brown decorated boards and cloth spine. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 276 pages. 31 x 25 1/2 cm. Limited edition, copy 487 of 600 signed by Kay Nielsen. Twelve mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, ten black and white illustrations in the text, plus decorated initial chapter letters in black and red. "Nielsen acknowledged that his work was influenced by the art of the early Italian Renaissance, but most of all by oriental art and the art of the Middle East." [see: JOHNSON p.78]. Decorative endpapers, interior clean, bright and fresh. Extremity and surface rubbing.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Monatshefte der Buchgemeinde/ Monatshefte für Literatur Kunst und Wissenschaft. 16 Jahrgänge, insgesamt 191 Hefte der Monatsschrift.,

      Verlag die Buchgemeinde, Berlin., 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941. - Text in Frakturschrift. Mit Abbildungen auf Tafeln in Schwarzweiß. Die Jahrgänge 2-5 haben einen Sammelumschlag aus Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Titel in dem die Hefte lose liegen. Die Jahrgänge danach: gebündelte Hefte. Nach dem 12. Jahrgang (1935/36) änderte sich der Name in schlicht "Monatshefte der Buchgemeinde". Die Kriegsausgaben ab 1939 sind merklich dünner. Abgabe nur zu Zwecken der wissenschaftlichen und kulturhistorischen Forschung usw. Kein Propaganda-Material ( § 86 STGB). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Gr.-8°, 23,5 - 25 cm, Broschiert. Zustand der Hefte insgesamt gut minus. Teils leicht gilbrandig. 3 Hefte mit kleinen Eckabrissen ohne Textverlust. Ansonsten in Ordnung. Vom 2. Jahrgang 1925/26 bis zum Kriegsjahrgang 1940/41. 191 von 192 Heften. Beim 5. Jahrgang fehlt das erste Heft, ansonsten ist die Sammlung komplett. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
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        Dollar Diplomacy (First Edition, inscribed by Joseph Freeman to Rex Stout, with a humorous drawing)

      New York: B.W. Huebsch and The Viking Press, 1925. First Edition. First Edition. Very humorously INSCRIBED by co-author Joseph Freeman to Rex Stout and his wife on the front endpaper, with a drawing of a naked man and woman embracing: "For Rex and Fay / Casanova's Homecoming; or, The Technique of Peaceful Economic Penetration / see p. 28 / With best wishes / Joseph Freeman." Turning to page 28, one can read about successful economic penetration, though it is much less interesting than the kind Mr. Freeman suggests in his drawing.& & Among the earliest titles published by the Viking Press, issued in their first year of existence, one of a handful of jointly-published books with B.W. Huebsch.& & Near Fine lacking the rare dust jacket. Attractive octagonal bookplate on the front pastedown, small numeric ink notation to same, at the top left corner.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      John Gee. Offered here is a superb watercolor illustration by John Gee, noted illustrator for P.F. Volland children's books (and others). Pictured is a mother bunny in a yellow hat and brightly colored dress holding three little bunnies in a tablecloth. Signed John Gee. Image size about 6 x 8 inches, on larger sheet watercolor paper. Gee noted for such children's books as: "Deenie Folks," (1925); "In Tumbledown Town," (1926); and "Bunnie Bear," (1928). Fine.

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        Les Fleurs Du Mal

      Paris: Librarie Alphonse Lemerre, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. French. Half bound in contemporary white calf. Marbled boards and end pages. Illustration and lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Good binding and cover. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Beautiful edition in superior condition. Please see our pictures. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        SPENSER'S MINOR POEMS, CONTAINING THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER, COMPLAINTS, DAPHNAIDA, COLIN CLOVTS COME HOME AGAIN, AMORETTI, HYMNES, EPITHALAMION, PROTHALAMION, SONNETS, AND SVNDRIE OTHER VERSES

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1925. ONE OF 200 COPIES, 175 of them for sale (and 15 copies on vellum, 12 of them for sale). Hardcover. 438 x 308 mm (17 1/4 x 12 1/8"). 3 p.l., 3-216 pp. ONE OF 200 COPIES, 175 of them for sale (and 15 copies on vellum, 12 of them for sale). Original brown quarter calf over thick vellum boards, raised bands, spine with titling in gilt, edges untrimmed. Device in blue on final page. Printed in black, red, and blue in Subiaco type, with numerous large and small roman style initials. Hornby 35; Franklin, pp. 240-41; Tomkinson, p. 8. Vellum just a little yellowed and vaguely smudged, minor bubbling to vellum on one corner of the front board, joints and top and bottom spine band with slight rubbing, faint splash to lower corner of contents page (perhaps a flaw in the original paper?), one other very small marginal smudge, otherwise quite a fine copy of a book that is more and more difficult to find in outstanding condition, the binding solid and with no obvious wear, and the text extremely fresh and clean. This collection of poems, containing some of Spenser's most important and enduring short works, is "minor" only in terms of length. Typographically, it is one of the most creative Ashendene products, as the considerable variation in page design as well as ink color reflects an attempt to suggest the varying contents of these quite different poems. More blue ink was used in this book than in any other Ashendene Press publication, and because of the combination of this and the variety in the lengths of the lines, Hornby said that the book was for him "a more than usually difficult and interesting typographical problem." The last of Hornby's folios to be printed in Subiaco type, it shares in the tradition of impressive Ashendene large format books, all of them beautiful as well as significant achievements in modern book production.

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        Spenser's Minor Poems: Containing the Shepheardes Calender, Complaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clouts, Come Home Again, Amoretti, Hymnes, Epithalamion, Prothalamion, Sonnets, and Sundrie Other Verses

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1925. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 1 of 200 copies printed on paper. There were fifteen copies printed on vellum. Printed by C. H. St. J. Hornby on the banks of "sweet Thames" with the help of I. Jenkins, Compositor, and G. Faulkner, Pressman. Printing began in May 1924 and was finished in July 1925. This superb book is a large folio bound in the original full vellum boards with brown leather spine titled in gilt. Raised bands and six compartments to the spine. Minor bumping to the corners of front board and minor rubbing to boards and hinges. The hinges near the foot of the spine were starting and have been professionally restored. The interior is beautifully and elaborately printed in black, red, and blue in the Subiaco type created by the press. Creasing to front endpaper and occasional light smudge marks to interior, else very clean and bright. A fine production from this monumental private press. 216 pages. PRI/011513.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Fitzgerald's classic. A FINE COPY. In 1925, "Scribners published The Great Gatsby, the novel that secured Fitzgerald's enduring fame. He had reached his full maturity as a writer. The work is often described in terms of a meditation or vision of America because of its judicious use of myth, metaphor, and history. When Fitzgerald was first thinking about his third novel in July 1922, he wrote Perkins that he wanted 'to write something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple [and] intricately patterned' (qtd. in Bruccoli, Grandeur, p. 170). He knew that he was working near his peak--his artistic conscience was pure during the ten months of writing Gatsby. In April 1924 he wrote to Perkins from Great Neck, Long Island, 'I feel I have an enormous power in me now, more than I've ever had in a way. . . . This book will be a consciously artistic achievement and must depend on that as the first books did not' (Turnbull, Letters, p. 163)" (American National Biography). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Octavo, original green cloth. Without the exceedingly rare dust jacket. Tiny spot of fraying at top of spine. A fine copy, with spine gilt extraordinarily bright and cloth pristine. Extremely rare in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Ralph 124c 41 + (A Romance of the Year 2660)

      Stratford Co. / MA, 1925. Hardback.. Very good condition./Good dust jacket with light edgewear with tape on verso for reinforcement. 1 1/4" tear at top front repaired with tape and both sides of jacket. 1/2" tear on front jacket repaired with tape on verso. 1/4" tear on back dust jacket not repaired. Some color transfer from blue boards. Book in new mylar cover.. Previous owner's name on small label inside front board at top left corner. Tiny bit of wear at top and bottom of spine. Small thin faint line of water stain on verso of frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        Uber quantentheorestische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen; Zur Quantenmechanik; Zur Quantenmechanik II

      Berlin: Julius Springer. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of three papers that defined a discipline: THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATION FOR QUANTUM MECHANICS. "In May 1925, Heisenberg deliberately abandoned the classical picture of particles and orbits, and took a long, hard look at the mathematics that describes the associations between pairs of quantum states, without asking himself how the quantum entity gets from state A to state B... In the summer of 1925, working with Pasqual Jordan, Born translated Heisenberg's mathematical insight into the formal language of matrices, and Born, Heisenberg and Jordan together published a full account of the work, in what became known as the 'three-man paper'. The equations of Newtonian (classical) mechanics were replaced by similar equations involving matrices, and many of the fundamental concepts of classical mechanics- such as the conservation of energy- emerged naturally from the new equations. Matrix mechanics seemed to contain Newtonian Mechanics within itself, in much the same way that the equations of the general theory of relativity include the Newtonian description of gravity as a special case" (Gribben, Q is for Quantum). Heisenberg, Werner. Uber quantentheorestische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen. Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Foundation of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg approach. Nobel Prize to W. Heisenberg awarded in 1932 'for the creation of quantum mechanics'". Heisenberg; Born, Max and Jordan, Pasqual. Zur Quantenmechanik.Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Invention of matrix formalism for the Heisenberg quantum mechanics. Systems with one degree of freedom." Heisenberg, Born, Jordan. Zur Quantenmechanik II. Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Development of matrix formalism for the Heisenberg quantum mechanics. Systems with arbitrary many degrees of freedom." IN: Zeitschrift fur Physik, Vols. 33 (pp. 879-893), 34 (858-888), 35 (557-615). Berlin: Julius Springer, 1925-1926. Octavo, volume 33 with half black cloth over marbled boards; volume 34 and 35 in half red cloth over red boards. Volume 33 is taller (wider margins) than the other two volumes. A few institutional stamps to preliminaries. All three volumes with stamps from the prestigious Gmelin Institute (after 1996, part of the Max Planck Institute). Overall, very good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Formes Et Couleurs-Vingt Planches En Couleurs Contenant Soixante-Sept Motifs Decoratifs

      Paris: Albert Levy/Librarie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1925. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 20 floral plates containing 67 design compositions in torrid, vivid pochoir colour (art nouveau/art deco influences) on heavy paper board, 46 cm x 32.4 cm, light chipping along fore-edges and bottom edges for several, in loose portfolio, no text, fairly clean portfolio covers w/original ties missing. Some plates have sold at auction for $350 per, the Met in NY has one of the few available copies. Variety of uses for these designs by decorators, architects, fashion people, graphic artists, set designers, etc. Erasable light pencil marks on a couple of plates..

      [Bookseller: BohemianBookworm]
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        The Common Reader [First &] Second Series

      Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London,, 1925 & 1932. 2 volumes, octavo. First Series: original cloth backed decorated paper boards; with the cream dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell supplied from another copy. Second Series: original green cloth, titles to spine gilt; with the Vanessa Bell dust jacket supplied from another copy. Custom dark blue quarter morocco solander boxes by The Chelsea Bindery. First Series: with a snag at the top of the spine but otherwise very good in the tanned and lightly spotted dust jacket missing a few tiny pieces at the tips. Second Series: pages a little browned, dent to the centre of the spine but a very decent copy in a somewhat tanned dust jacket. The front panel of the original dust jacket has been pasted onto the rear pastedown. First editions, first impressions of both volumes, Nelly Cecil's copies, the First Series with her ownership inscription, the Second Series a presentation copy, with the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Nelly Cecil from Virginia Woolf". A fine association: Nelly, Lady Robert Cecil, was a central figure in Woolf's life from her childhood days, one of the circle of aristocratic young women to which the well-connected Violet Dickinson introduced her.

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        Mrs. Dalloway

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1925.. First American edition of Woolf's great modernist novel. Octavo, original cloth. Small name and date of 1925 on the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown and a chip to the front panel. Rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Poirot Investigates

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company,, 1925. Octavo. Original orange pebble-grain cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine slightly faded. A very good copy. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Miss Fisher from Agatha Christie". From the library of Charlotte ("Carlo") Fisher (1895–1976), Christie's secretary and early amanuensis with whom Christie wrote several major early titles. The method was described by Christie in her autobiography: "Charlotte and I sat down opposite each other, she with her notebook and pencil. I stared unhappily at the mantelpiece, and began uttering a few tentative sentences. They sounded dreadful. I could not say more than a word without hesitating and stopping. Nothing I said sounded natural. We persisted for an hour. Long afterwards Carlo told me that she herself had been dreading the moment when literary work should begin." By this process Christie - or "Missus" as she was known to Fisher - would find her authorial voice. During the difficult period of the breakdown of her first marriage, Fisher was Christie's only friend and confidante. They remained close throughout their lives. Originally published in the UK in the previous year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Painted Veil

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1925. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, very lightly rubbed at extremities, contents lightly toned. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with a closed tear to the front flap. First edition, second issue, first state with the cancel title page and 26 titles listed on the verso of the half-title, and the cancelled text leaves as described by Stott. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "[partial erasure] W. Somerset Maugham. The scene of this story is set of of course in Hong Kong".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tales of The Long Bow

      London: Cassell. 1925, 1925. First edition. 8vo. 310pp. Publisher's green cloth titled and ruled in green to spine and front board. Lightly sunned along edges and spine. Cassell publisher's label to front board. In an extremely good copy of the scarce dustwrapper, bright, sharp and crisp, with minor edgewear to head of spine and very light sunning to the spine panel. Very attractive indeed. Top edge spotted and slightly dusty. Internally bright and fresh.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Land of Mist [in The Strand Magazine]

      George Newnes Ltd., London, June 1925-March 1926, 1925. FIRST APPEARANCE of the Professor Challenger adventure, with exclusive illustrations by Wiley (not included in book-form). 10 original Strand magazine issues, complete with the with preface in June 1926, as published in pictorial paper wraps. Some minor wear, mostly to spines as usual, a few tears in places, December has larger loss (about one third) to backstrip, otherwise a very good set, well preserved in a leather backed collector's box. The third story in the series featuring Professor George Challenger, one of the most memorable characters in speculative fiction. Doyle's other great character beside Sherlock Holmes, Challenger had already starred in two novels 'The Lost World' (1912), and 'The Poison Belt' (1913) and would later appear in 'When the World Screamed' and 'The Disintegration Machine'; Brilliant, witty, insufferable, and blessed with a booming voice and a huge black beard, Challenger is an eccentric and able champion of the human race. Given the author's preoccupation with Spritism at this time, 'The Land of Mist' turned out to be a psychic adventure. Green & Gibson A37, A41, McIlvaine D133.20. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'.

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        The Writings of William Blake, Edited in Three Volumes By Geoffrey Keynes. (Together with) The Life of William Blake, By Mona Wilson

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1925. The Writings (limited edition of 1500 copies, this being No. 654): xviii, 364 pages+ vii, 397 pages + vii, 430 pages. The Life (published 1927; limited edition of 1480 copies, this being No. 864): xv, 397 pages. Quarto. Portrait frontispiece and many b/w plates. Notes at the end of each volume. The Life has appendices, notes and index. Original vellum-backed marbled papered boards. Gilt titling on the spines. All edges uncut. Partially unopened. Some offsetting on endpapers. *A very beautiful set.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Writings of William Blake: in Three Volumes

      Nonesuch Press, 1925-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Suitable for a gift. Nonesuch Press, 1925. 58 plates. Limited edition of 1500 copies. Parchment backs & marbled paper boards. Contents very good. Bumped corners. Ships daily.

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        INQUISICIONES. Signed

      Buenos Aires: Proa, imprenta El Inca, 1925 Inscribed to the great Spanish author Ramón Gomez de la Serna First edition. 8vo. A very good or better example in the original light blue wrappers - name erasure on the ffe. [Helft p.28; Becco 50], "Para el amigo y colega Ramón Gomez de la Serna / con el agradecimiento de / Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires 1925" [For the friend & colleague Ramon Gomez of the Serna, with the gratefulness of Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires 1925]. This is Borges' first collection of essays. The publication was limited to 500 copies & it was never reissued. Inquisiciones already contains the seminal concerns that Borges would follow for the rest of his writing life. It was never reprinted, however Borges followed it with Otras Inquisiciones, his most important collection of essays. In Inquisiciones, Borges is firmly rooted in two traditions, both classic & modern. The first is Hispanic, from Quevedo "perfecto en las metáforas, en las antítesis, en la adjetivación, es decir, en aquellas disciplinas de la literatura cuya felicidad o malandanza es discernible por la inteligencia" (perfect in metaphores, in antithesis, in adjectivation, that is to say, in those disciplines of literature whose felicitous or erroneous usage is discernable by the in tellect), & Torre Villaruel to Unamuno, Herrera Reissig, & Ramón Gómez de la Serna & Cansinos Asséns. The second tradition is Anglo-Saxon, from Thomas Browne " un ensayo bastante malo, tal vez el primero que se escribió sobre él en idioma español". ( a rather bad essay - perhaps the first that was written about him in Spanish) [Autobiografía, p.80]) to Joyce, including the idealist philosophy of Berkeley. The Germanic tradition is also present with a translation of 3 poems: "Soy culpable de la españilización de los versos". (I am guilty of the Spanish translation of these verses). It is in "Examen de metáforas" where Borges manifests the formulation of his own rhetoric which governed his writing through his Ultraist years to his later wo rks. However years later he retracts this essay: "basta un solo buen verso no metafórico para probar que la metáfora no es un elemento esencial Otro (ensayo) casificaba las metáforas como si se pudiera prescindir sin problema de otros elementos poét icos, por ejemplo el ritmo y la música". (A single good verse without a metaphor is sufficient to prove that the metaphor is not an essential element. Another (essay) classified metaphors as if one could do away with other poetic elements without any problem, rhythm and music, for example). [Autobiografía, p.80]. An extraordinary Copy.. 1st Edition.

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        Inquisiciones

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Proa,, 1925. Octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. In a grey quarter morocco solander case with marbled sides. Wrappers rubbed and a little marked with chips and cracks to the head and tail of the tanned spine panel, foxing to endpapers and edges and light foxing to margins of contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of the author's first collection of essays, one of a limited edition of 500 numbered copies.

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        Caneuon Ceiriog Detholiad

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gwasg Gregynog, 1925 In an edition limited to just 400 copies of which this is one of the 30 specially bound in red levant morocco, polished, covers richly tooled in gilt with pattern of concentric panels and corner leaf sprays surrounding a plain central panel, outlined in gilt with corner fleurons, 4 raised bands, gilt panelled spine bearing title and leaf sprays in gilt, buff silk headbands, turn-ins decorated with 4 gilt rules and corner fleurons, red, turquoise and grey marbled endpapers, signed in gilt on turn in of lower rear cover THE GREGYNOG PRESS BINDERY, top edge gilt, (xxx), 87 pp + colophon. Published 22 May 1925. Kennerley type on Grosvenor Chater hand made paper. Text in Welsh, printed in red and black. Wood engraved frontispiece and 30 other wood engravings by RA Maynard and HW Bray. (Harrop 3/p184). Housed in a red cloth up and over box with title in gilt to red leather label. Stunning and rare Gregynog Special Binding made even more desirable as this is in the rare Red variant colour for this binding, which is normally found in dark blue morocco. (DeZilverdistel 3/p34) HUGHES, sought out the history of the tunes and of the harpists who played them, and collected nursery rhymes . It was his intention to publish four volumes of Welsh airs but only one appeared, Cant o Ganeuon: Yn Cynwys, Y Gyfres Gyntafo Eiriau ar Alawon Cymreig, but in Y Bardd a'r Cerddor he has a list of 1,195 of them and he maintains that there were between sixty and 100 anonymous airs. See NLW WBO.

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        Daphnis & Chloe / Translated out of the Greek of Longus by George Thornley in 1657 ; with Decorations by John Austen

      London : Geoffrey Bles, 1925. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 199, [1] p. , plates : ill. ; 33 cm. Wheatley's own copy SIGNED and captioned 'Used by me for... My book 'Mayhem in Greece''. Complete with his distinctive Bookplate. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked fine-ribbed cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        Joseph Conrad Collection, Matched Set of 26 Titles

      26 Volumes, Not numbered. 1925 edition (previously published in 1899 and 1903). Brown Cloth boards to look like leather with gold enhancements. Embossed Schooner on the front cover with a rope border around title on spine and on front cover. Books may have been read one time by my Father when he was a child. Some pages must be split open with a letter opener. Private collection of my Great-Aunt. Titles are as follows: Almayer's Folly, The Arrow of Gold, Chance, The Inheritors, Lord Jim, The Mirror of the Sea, The Nigger of Narcissus, Nostromo, Notes on Life and Letters, Outcast of the Islands, Personal Record, The Rescue, Romance, The Rover, The Secret Agent, A Set of Six, The Shadow Line, Suspense, Tales of Hearsay, Tales of Unrest, 'Twixt Land and Sea, Typhoon, Under Western Eyes, Victory, Within the Tides, Youth (with Heart of Darkness and . The top of the books are gilded on the tops of the pages, the bottoms of the pages are not cut evenly. There is some shelf wear to the books just from being eighty years old. Many have never been read. The pages are clean. All Spines are tight. Inside ROMANCE, at page 264-5 there is a 1951 newspaper clipping of an etching of Conrad on permanent exhibit at the Philbrook Art center which has discolored the two adjacent pages. Shipping of thirty American pounds of books will incur additional shipping costs. (Twenty eight pounds of books, and reasonable packing to protect them.) Our item number 19400.

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        The Medallion Edition of t

      - London - The Gresham Publishing Co. Ltd., 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Medallion Edition of The Works of Joseph Conrad with a gilt bust of the profile of Conrad to front boards ofpublisher's cloth binding. Illustrated with a photogravure to frontispiece to all volumes. Twenty-one volume of a twenty-two volume set, originally published in twenty volumes(1925) but with two volumes added later (1927) Suspense [present], and Tales of Hearsay [absent]. With facsimile of Conrad's signature to free endpapers. The contents of the set is as follows:Volume I: Almayer's Folly, A Story of an Eastern River; Volume II. An Outcast of the Islands; Volume III: The Nigger of the Narcissus, A Tale of the Sea;Volume IV: Lord Jim;Volume V: The Inheritors, An Extravagant Story(by J. Conrad and F. M. Hueffer); Volume VI:Youth, a narrative, and two other stories;Volume VII: Romance,ANovel(by J. Conrad and F. M. Hueffer); Volume VIII: Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard;Volume IX: The Mirror of the Sea, Memories and Impressions; Volume X: The Secret Agent, A Simple Tale'; Volume XI: A Set of Six;Volume XII: Under Western Eyes; Volume XIII:'Twixt Land and Sea Tales; Volume XIV:Chance, A Tale in Two Parts; Volume XV:Victory, An Island Tale; Volume XVI:The Shadow-Line, A Confession; Volume XVII:The Arrow of Gold, A Story Between Two Notes; VolumeXVIII: The Rescue, A Romance of the Shallows; Volume XIX: Notes on Life and Letters; Volume XX: The Rover; andVolume XXI: Suspense, A Napoleonic Novel. Joseph Conrad (born Jzef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857- 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English, after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literatureWhile some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry, William Golding, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garca Mrquez, J. G. Ballard, John le Carr, V. S. Naipaul, Hunter S. Thompson, J. M. Coetzee and Salman Rushdie. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew on his native Poland's national experiences and on his personal experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world, while also plumbing the depths of the human soul. Condition: In publisher's cloth bindings with gilt portrait of author to front boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional marksto boards. Four hinges slightly strained, five strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with the odd spot to text block edges and occasional handling marks and foxing to endpapers. Slight tidemarks to front endpapersof volume eight and occasionally to text block edge. Overall: GOOD.

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        HANSEL AND GRETEL AND OTHER STORIES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM

      1925. 1. (NIELSEN,KAY)illus. HANSEL AND GRETEL AND OTHER STORIES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1925]. Large 4to (10 1/2 x 12 1/2"), 1/4 cloth and batiked paper over boards, Fine condition in original plain paper slipcase (lacks a flap). LIMITED TO ONLY 600 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NIELSEN. 22 fairy tales are illustrated by Nielsen with 12 magnificent tipped-in color plates plus decorative endpapers. This is a beautiful copy of a scarce and truly beautiful book.

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        HANSEL AND GRETEL. And other stories by the Brothers Grimm

      George Doran and Company. New York.,1925. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.3 x 10.2 inches). One of only 600 copies, numbered and signed by Kay Nielsen. Illustrated with 12 beautiful full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard. Ten mono plates. Red and black title page and initial letters to each chapter. In the orginal Orange paper covered boards with white veluscent paper spine and corners. Brown morocco label, ruled and lettered in gilt. ecorative gold, red and white endpapers. Top edge gilt. There is a split (about 4 inches long) to the top of the spine but it still sits flat and is not very noticable. The label is a bit darkend and has minor rubbing but the gilt is still bright. Overall a very good copy of this scarce limited edition, for which there was no UK equivalent. Housed in the publishers original orange paper covered slipcase, printed in red to the front panel. The slipcase has a split to half of the top front hinge and half of the top outer panel hinge (both easily repairable by a professional restorer if required) but is generally in quite good condition for such a fragile item. A beautifully illustrated edition featuring all the favourite from the Brothers Grimm, including Rumpelstiltskin, Snowdrop (Snow White), Katskin, and, of course, Hansel and Gretel.:

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        Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm

      1925. Limited to 600 CopiesSigned and Numbered by the ArtistNIELSEN, Kay (artist). GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]. First American limited edition, comprised of 600 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 49. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 1/2 in; 307 x 241 mm). [12], 275, [1], [4, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black and white plates (included in pagination). Title and initials letters printed in red and black.Quarter vellum over orange cloth. Top edge gilt. Joints gently cracked at upper third of spine. A bit of wear to spine head and tail. Small chip to spine label with some loss of gilt to lettering. Internally fine. A very good copy, indeed.“In an attempt to reinvigorate the market for gift books after the war, Hodder & Stoughton resumed the publishing of Kay Nielsen’s books, though on a more modest scale. In 1924 they published a work that Nielsen had begun in 1912, Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales, including sixteen stories illustrated with twelve watercolors. Nielsen returned to London, and in 1925 his final book for Hodder & Stoughton, Hansel and Gretel, appeared with twelve color plates” (Susan E. Meyer, A Treasury of the Great Children’s Book Illustrators, p. 206).

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        Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories

      George H. Doran Co, 1925. Hard Cover bound in red cloth with pasted-on illustration covering the entire front cover, illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates and 10 b/w illustration bound-in by Kay Nielsen, 310 pages. Edition is a problem - this is a later edition printing as the book originally had more than 20 b/w illustrations, there was also a slipcased edition by Doran without the illustration on the front. While a later printing/edition all the illustrations are present and exquisite. Binding is worn with the fabric worn through in spots exposing the underlying boards and fabric is frayed, spine sun faded and a little worn, pasted-on illustration scuffed and has chipping along the edges, rear panel unevenly faded, end papers have cracked along hinge and have been repaired. Text is unmarked but the paper is lightly age toned and there is occasional marginal smudges/fingering. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. Later Edition. Hardcover. Good. Illus. by Nielsen, Kay.

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        The Works of... Almayer’s Folly. Tales of Unrest. An Outcast of the Islands. The Nigger of the Narcissus. Typhoon. Lord Jim. The Inheritors. Youth. Romance. Nostromo. The Mirror of the Sea. A Personal Record. The Secret Agent. A Set of Six. Under Western Eyes. ’Twixt Land and Sea Tales. Chance. Victory. The Shadow Line. Within the Tides. The Arrow of Gold. The Rescue. Notes on Life and Letters. The Rover

      Edinburgh & London: John Grant 1925. . Twenty volumes, 8vo. Each volume with a frontispiece, many photographic. Original gilt titled blue cloth,, a very good set still with their d.w.’s, plain except for the spines, rather browned, particularly to spines, and with some soiling, one volume (“Lord Jim”) with the wrapper torn into three pieces and repaired, one other volume with significant loss to the top of the spine, otherwise only some general edge wear and chipping. Scarce in the wrappers. Two further volumes, “Suspense” and “Tales of Hearsay”, were published later and are rarely found with the set.

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        The Love Books of Ovid

      London: John Lane, Bodley Head, 1925. Octavo. 216pp. One of 3,000 copies. With numerous color and black & white engravings by Jean de Bosscèhre. Ovid's three-part treatise on erotic love, translated from the Latin by J. Lewis May and beautifully bound in painted vellum by Parisian binder G. G. Levitzky. The front cover illustration depicts a seduction scene with Cupid hovering above. The illustration is set within an elaborate border of rods and garlands, the top corners of which contain rams' heads. A grisaille frieze depicting a procession runs along the top of the border, and marbled endpapers shimmer with gold. Interior pages show scattered foxing throughout, primarily around edges, and two pages have small tears to the outer margins. In a slipcase covered with marbled paper. Book and slipcase about fine. T.e.g.

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        The Uncollected Works Of Aubrey Beardsley

      London: John Lane, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gilt decorated and lettered beige basket weave cloth. Teg . Very good./No Dust Jacket. 26 pages in text. 29 x 23 cm. 168 plates with lettered tissue guards of which 162 are numbered, some color, mostly black and white. Limited edition, copy 107 of 110 on Japan Vellum. Introduction by C. Lewis Hind. Presents never previously reproduced work by Beardsley, including illustrations as a teenager. A controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, an extravagant fop, a public character and private eccentric, some of his erotic work was inspired by Japanese shunga. Internally very clean and bright, edges untrimmed, spine slightly darkened.

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        Il Resto del Carlino.

      Subject: (Bologna - Giornali). Bologna, 1925, raccolta di 190 numeri dell?annata XLI, di 8 pp. cad. piegati in 4 ed ordinati per mese. Importante annata avente inizialmente come direttore Tomaso Monicelli, poi cacciato da Arpinati con l?accusa di antifascismo e sostituito dal Conte W. Cesarini-Sforza.

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        Official War History of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914-1919

      Auckland, New Zealand: Whitcomb and Tombs. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 260 pp. Photos. Maps, fold-out maps. Spine, corners bumped. And worn. All maps present and accounted for. The account of this New Zealand cavalry regiment's service in the First World War in the Middle East theatre. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        I vimini. Coltivazione e industria. Coltivazione del salice da vimini. Fabbricazione ed industria di ceste e panieri.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1925, 16mo legatura originale cartonata, cop. illustrata (stato di nuovo) pp. XVI-311 con 165 ill.

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