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        GALLERY OF CHILDREN

      London: Stanley Paul & Co., 1925. First English edition. With 12 color plates by "Saida," a.k.a. H. Willebeek Le Mair. Large 4to, original light blue cloth with gilt lettering, with a pictorial pastedown on the upper cover set in gold frame. 105. A very nice and bright copy . With the well- known color pictures by Le Mair, who worked under the name Saida at this time and one of Le Mair's better-known illustrative efforts. Her plates are full of a childish charm that is heightened by an almost art nouveau feel. For a fixed amount, Milne was hired to write a story to go along with the illustrations. Since so many copies of the book were sold, he grew to regret not holding out for royalties.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Mysteries of the Libyan Desert: A Record of Three Years of Exploration in the Heart of That Vast & Waterless Region

      J. B. Lippincott Co. 1925 - Hardcover with dustjacket, first American printing of this scarce work, red cloth binding with bright gold illustration of a camel on the front cover, gold title on spine, the book has two flaws: mild but extensive mottling on the front cover which has caused slight lightening only, and, moderate foxing to the outer page-edge, the binding is clean, tight and square and the contents are flawless, the very scarce dustjacket is nearly flawless, it has a tiny bit of wear to the top corners as its only remarkable flaw and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 348 pages, illustrated with photos, drawings, three maps, two of which are folding, one is a Plan on page 175, also includes the "Erratum IN" slip on page 336, the author was awarded the Gill Memorial in 1919 by The Royal Geographical Society, this volume presents a record of his three-year exploration of the most inhospitable regions of the Libyan desert [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John MacNab

      London: Houghton Mifflin [1925] - FIRST US EDITION. 8vo., pp.298. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in red. In original pictorial dust-wrapper. A fine copy of the book (appears unread) in a slightly nicked jacket, with a couple of tears to upper panel. A most attractive copy of a Buchan highspot- we have had the British first in jacket just the once, and this US first is fast becoming elusive. Featuring the series character Sir Edward Leithen, the aristocratic Scottish lawyer and MP who appears in five adventures by John Buchan. Blanchard A67 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Le Livre D'Esther

      L'Edition D'Art H Piazza/ Paris, 1925. Limited Edition. No. 423 of 775.. Trade Paperback.. Very good condition.. Color Illustrations. Lightly edge worn and lightly soiled slip case. Minor chipping to ends of spine. Text in French and Hebrew. 20 color illustrations (19 full-page plates and one title header).

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        The History of the First Seven Battalions The Royal Irish Rifles (Now the The Royal Ulster Rifles) in the Great War. Volume II

      Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., Printed for the Regimental Committee,, 1925. [For Private Circulation only.] Quarto (274 × 214 mm) Dark green half morocco on black morocco boards, black morocco labels to the spine, shallow bands with foliate roll, gilt rules to spine and corner edges, regimental crest to with battle honours to the upper board, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and two other plates, 19 folding maps, some coloured. Sunned to brown on the spine, a little rubbed, but remains highly attractive, contents complete, clean, and sound. First edition. This is an uncommon history, particularly so in the de luxe binding as here. Styled Volume II, it is a discrete history of these units in the War, and complete in itself, being written "with the object of filling the gap ... in the historical record of the Regiment" between Laurie's history ending in 1912, "and the story of the deeds of the 36th (Ulster) Division" (Foreword). Falls was also the author of the latter volume, and in his entry on it in War Books remarks "The compiler of this list is unfortunately precluded, not by modesty but by a sense of decency, from enlarging upon the merits of this work. He can only say of it that he would not have included it had he not deemed it worthy of inclusion". In his ODNB life of Falls, Michael Howard says what Falls could not say of himself commending his works as "notable for their solid knowledge, their good sense, and the distinction of their prose". The battalions commemorated here served on the Western Front from Mons and Le Cateau onwards - with much material on the Somme and Messines - Gallipoli, Macedonia,and Palestine. Slightly obtrusive ownership inscription of Roland Noel Pearson Cole to the first blank, Cole served with the regiment in the 20s before transferring to the Indian Army.

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        Vol. 7 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Hollis & Jamaica Estates

      Sanborn Map Company, New York 1925 - This volume includes part of South Jamaica, the Long Island Railroad split of the Main Line and the Montauk Line, and a Queens neighborhood reference inset. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 90 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Vom Morgenländischen Floh. Dichtung und Wahrheit über den Floh bei Hebräern, Syriern, Arabern, Abessiniern und Türken. Mit Radierungen von Marcus Behmer.

      Im Insel., Leipzig. 1925 - Good+. Publishers quarter mock-vellum and yellow papered boards with gilt lettering to spine and printed paper label to front. Covers bear minor general fading and marking; all as pictured. Very minor foxing to two leaves. 68pp. German language text. 'Gedruckt fur den Insel, verlag zu Leipzig bei Otto von Holten, Berlin, in 330 exemplaren, da von 300 mit nr. 1 bis 300 und 30 nicht fur den handel bestimmte exemplare mit nr. 1 bis XXX handschriftlich numeriert. - kupferdruck vom bibliographischen institutin leipzig. - dies ist nr. 252'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryan O'Horne Books]
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        Sezione di Spilimbergo Scuola Corale

      (Spilimbergo, Italy: Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro, c. 1930s). Quarto. (30)ff. scrapbook belonging to a member of the Spilimbergo Choral School, and containing eight hand-tinted photographs, a roster of members, mimeographed sheets with lyrics to songs and a guide to a folk dance, and hand-written sheet music. One photograph shows the entire group in folkloric attire. The other photographs show couples dancing; most demonstrate specific steps to the furlana, a courtship folk dance. The choral roster in the front of the book lists the name of each member, his or her choral part and occupation. The Spilimbergo Scuola Corale was part of the Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro (OND), which was formed by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in cooperation with fascist trade unions in 1925. The OND provided recreational and cultural activities for industrial workers and was intended to compete with Socialist cultural organizations. The OND’s activities were popular among workers, but it was never a successful tool for Fascist indoctrination; as such, the songs in this scrapbook appear to be more sentimental and folkloric than propagandistic. In slate blue paper wrappers, with the title calligraphed in black ink to front cover. The mimeographed pages bear the official stamp of the OND and the choral school. Repair to spine and some edgewear, else about fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Ancient Warriors of the North Pacific. The Haidas, Their Laws, Customs, and Legends, with Some Historical Account of the Queen Charlotte Islands

      London: H.F.& G. Witherby, 1925 222 pgs. b/w photo plates. Folding map. An account based on the author's observations during 40 years residence among the Haidas. Excellent copy in original red cloth with black titles and design on the spine and front cover borders in black. Edwards & Lort 1668. Smith 4104.. First Edition. Cloth. Vg+/No Jacket. 8vo. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        Letters to His Son, on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

      New York: Dingwall-Rock, 1925. hardcover. fine. With Topical Headings and a Special Introduction by Oliver H.G. Leigh. 2 volumes. Frontispiece, and a few other illustrations. 8vo, handsomely rebound by Whitman Bennett in full blue morocco with gilt-stamped covers and spines; inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, uncut edges, t.e.g. New York: Dingwall-Rock, 1925. A fine copy. Beau Brummel Edition, limited to 1999 copies.

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        Wahrscheinlichkeitstheoretischer Aufbau der Quantenmechanik; Thermodynamik quantenmechanischer Gesamtheiten.Berlin: Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 1927. First edition.

      Rare offprint issues, with distinguished provenance, of these two major papers in which Von Neumann laid out his probability-theoretic construction of quantum mechanics and founded the field of quantum thermodynamics. <br/><br/> "That von Neumann has been 'par excellence' the mathematician of quantum mechanics is as obvious to every physicist now as it was a quarter of a century ago. Quantum mechanics was very fortunate indeed to attract, in the very first years after its discovery in 1925, the interest of a mathematical genius of von Neumann's stature. As a result, the mathematical framework of the theory was developed and the formal aspects of its entirely novel rules of interpretation were analyzed by one single man in two years time (1927-1929). Conversely, one could almost say in reciprocity, quantum mechanics introduced von Neumann into a field of mathematical investigation, operator theory, in which he achieved some of his most prominent successes.<br/><br/> "In the course of his formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of vectors and operators of Hilbert space von Neumann also gave in complete generality the basic statistical rule of interpretation of the theory. This rule concerns the result of the measurement of a given physical quantity on a system in a given quantum state and expresses its probability distribution by means of a simple and now completely familiar formula involving the vector representing the state and the spectral resolution of the operator which represents the physical quantity. This statistical rule, originally proposed by Born in 1926, was for von Neumann the starting point of a mathematical analysis of quantum mechanics in entirely probabilistic terms. The analysis, carried out in a paper of 1927 [citing the first offered paper], introduced the concept of statistical matrix for the description of an ensemble of systems which are not necessarily all in the same quantum state. The statistical matrix (now often called <i>&rho;</i>-matrix although von Neumann's notation was <i>U</i>) has become one of the major tools of quantum statistics and it is through this contribution that von Neumann's name became familiar to even the least mathematically minded physicists. <br/><br/> "In the same paper von Neumann also investigates a problem which is still now the subject of much discussion, viz., the theoretical description of the quantum-mechanical measuring process and of the noncausal elements which it involves. Mathematically speaking von Neumann's study of this delicate question is quite elegant. It provides a clear-cut formal framework for the numerous investigations which were needed to clarify physically the all-important implications of quantum phenomena for the nature of physical measurements, the most essential of which is Niels Bohr's concept of complementarity.<br/><br/> "The results of the paper just discussed were immediately used by the author to lay the foundation for quantum thermodynamics [citing the second offered paper]." (Léon Van Hove, <i>Von Neumann's Contributions to Quantum Theory</i>.)<br/><br/> <i>Provenance: </i> front wrappers with the signature of mathematician Aurel Friedrich Wintner (1903-1958) who did important work in probability theory and is considered one of the founders of probabilistic number theory.. Two offprints from the Nachrichten der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Both 8vo (241 x 168 mm), in the original light green printed wrappers (some chipping and a few small tears to the extremeties), pp. [2:seperate title], [245] 246-272 [2:blank]; pp. [273] 274-291 [1:blank]. Very rare

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        Carry On, Jeeves!

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1925. First. hardcover. near fine. 256pp., thick short 8vo, rebound in green morocco with raised bands and gilt rules on spine; original front wrapper bound in. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1925. First edition. Light foxing on first and last several pages, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Neige".

      1925 - Gouache originale, mine de plomb, signée en bas à gauche, (1925), 32 x 24.5 cm. Costume n°2 pour le ballet "Les Boules de neige". Dessin annoté par ZINOWIEW : voile mousseline soie peinture robe fulgurante boules argent et marabout. Le chapeau à larges bords avec attaches en soie mauve, la robe ornée de pompons de neige, la fine cheville accentuent la féminité du costume. Jacques OFFENBACH (1819-1880) rédige en 1871 un opéra-bouffe intitulé "Boule de Neige", dont l'intrigue peut avoir inspiré ZINOWIEW. Alexandre ZINOVIEW (1889-1977), d'origine russe, arrive à Paris en 1908 et s'installe à Montparnasse où il rencontre PICASSO. Il expose simultanément à Paris, Moscou et Saint Pétersbourg à partir de 1909. Engagé dans la Légion étrangère pendant la guerre de 14-18, c'est à son retour, il réalise des illustrations et des dessins de mode pour des journaux féminins, ainsi que des décors et les costumes de spectacle, comme ceux présentés ici. Petites déchirures et cachet de vente, annotations au crayon. Peintures et Aquarelles

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        Evelina; Or The History of a Young LadyÕs Entrance into the World

      London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1925. 8vo, [i-vi], vii-xxxv, 1-477, (1, colophon) pp. Full crushed blue morocco inlay binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Gilt floral borders on both covers, gilt turn-ins. Gauffered and gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Gilt backstrip with four raised bands, slightly faded with two red morocco labels. Slipcase. An internally perfect copy. Fine. BurneyÕs well-regarded, Georgian-era epistolary novel was first published in 1778 much to the delight of many of her contemporaries including Johnson, Burke, Reynolds and Sheridan (Oxford Companion to English Literature, 1990). Often considered the first major novel by a female English author here in an excellent example of a Sangorski and Sutcliffe inlay binding.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Loudon Farm, Katonah, NY. 25 June [1925].. Three pages, on folded quarto lettersheet. With original envelope, addressed in Lewis&#146;s hand, postmarked Grand Central Station, 26 June 1925. Envelope and corners of letter mutilated by the early tearing away of the postage stamp, affecting some text, otherwise very good. To a &#147;Miss Doris Jacobs,&#148; in response to her letter of appreciation: &#147;&#133;Yours was a charming letter! I was in that Sauk Center which you hymn a week ago today &#150; I had a hectic five days there, then returned to the tranquilities of [New] York state&#133;. Right you are; there is a Sinclair Lewis myth, & according to the more elaborate versions of it the fellow is not merely rude but also inconceivably profane, immoral & egotistic&#133;.I have heard [so] many variations on the theme now that really, I could not be induced to meet the fellow! Sincerely yours Sinclair Lewis.&#148;

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Le Jardin des Supplices Suite des Images Composees, Dessinees, Gravees a l'Eau-Forte et Coloriees a la Main

      La Connaissance, Paris 1925 - Illustrated with 14 etchings colored in pochoir, numerous culs-de-lampe, letters and designs, all by Colucci. A separate thin volume contains an extra suite of all plates and figures in b/w, plus 4 in color. Thick 4to, original printed wrappers with glassine; both volumes laid into the publisher's illustrated board folder (edgeworn and neatly re-backed in cloth). Paris: La Connaissance, 1925. From a total printing of 102, this is an hors commerce copy, signed by Colucci, and the editor. A very near fine copy in a very good repaired folder. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Once on a Time

      London, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd. 1925, 1925. First Charles Robinson Edition, 8vo. Publisher&#39;s light blue decorative cloth, titles and decoration in gilt to spine with added gilt and black illustration to front board; illustrated endpapers. Colourful pictorial dust-jacket. Beautiful detailed illustrations throughout by Charles Robinson, including title page and colour frontispiece. A little bumping to spine affecting the gilt very slightly, small lean. Minimal toning and foxing to rear endpapers with a few spots to page edges, otherwise text clean. Dust-jacket a little faded to spine with a few smudges. Small chips and tears to folded areas, including 2 slightly larger closed tears to lower edge, 3 neat tape repairs. Very slight loss of lettering to top spine. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        3 Autograph letters to Francis Bickley on four Pages (September 1925?- April 1926)

      Each letter written to Francis Lawrence Bickley, author of The Adventures of Harlequin which was one of early fine books he illustrated. Each written on his letterhead John Austen. The September letter is not dated by year but from internal evidence points to 1925 when his "Rogues in Porcelain" was issued by Chapman and Hall. Austen writes that he is glad he thinks well of the "Rogues" and I look forward to your criticism of it. [In a case of apparent censorship, he writes:] "A[rthur]. Waugh, publisher of Chapman and Hall, is [desolatest?] because forsooth I have included "The Dove" its evidently the first line he had read it, as he knew well that I was to use it and now he says its indecent and will probably stop sales. I suggest it only increases them. I will certainly tell him to include the Bookman in his list but probably has already done so." He goes on to note: "I enclose the proof of your story which I enjoyed muchly--wish I could decorate a volume of such. Certainly, I will do something with them and will post the drawings when complete, we may be lucky with them." If you have seen Harry Clarke since his visit here, you will have a graphic description of our little estate. Letter of Feb 14th (1928), he notes he is at work on illustrations for Byron&#39;s Don Juan for John Lane and also something for Geoffrey Bles, suggests a project for which he proposes to do decorations (though there will not be money in it), mentions his new Rolls Royce and offers to give Bickley a tour if he can trust Austen&#39;s "wild driving" In the letter of April 20 invited him to enjoy the country life which he and his wife already have come to love. John Austen is known in the U.S. for his many illustrations for George Macy&#39;s Limited Editions Club though his English illustrated books are far more scarce..

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        KO^JO^

      1925. Paperback. Very Good. [YANASE MASAMU] HOSOI Wakizo. KOJO. Tokyo, Kaizosha, Taisho 14 [1925]. 8vo., [2] 427pp, [8]. This work by Hosoi, FACTORY, carries on the reportage of his JOKO AISHI of the same year. No stranger to the world he described, Hosoi began work in textile factories at the age of 13, an orphan without family. This landmark of proletarian literature appeared the year he died of peritonitis at the age of 29. Ironically his common law widow, Takai Toshio, herself an important activist, would later be denied compensation from his royalties by Kaizosha because of her "lifestyle". She would later write an important memoir of their life together and the horrors of the factory system. Yanase Masamu was an important avant-garde artist of the time who began with the MAVO group and whose proletarian sympathies led him to illustrate not only this book but also JOKO AISHI and MUGEN NO KAGAMI, both important sociological and feminist works written by Wakizo. This is a first edition in very good condition (slight internal foxing), here with the very scarce paper jacket (slight edgewear and a chip from the head of the spine) replicating the Yamase cover illustration from the original wrappers. Very unusual thus.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Playtime & Company A Book for Children

      London: Methuen, 1925. Number 7 of 100 copies only signed by the Author and Illustrator. Fine in Quarter Blue buckram and Grey paper covered boards with paper label. Grey green dustjacket is complete with short tear on bottom of front panel. Some fading and slight soiling to jacket. Very nice copy. . Signed by Author and Illustrator. 1st Limited Ed. Cloth and Boards. VG+/VG. Illus. by E.H. Shepard. Octavo.

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        L?Oiseau Bleau. Feerie

      Paris: Le Livre, 1925. First edition. 4to. Three quarter crushed blue morocco, four raised bands, gilt lettering and ruling, marbled paper covered boards and endpapers. One of 400 copies, Edition Exemplare. 14 superb pochoir colored illustrations by Georges Lepape. This is a fine copy of a delightful children?s play with a distinctive Art Deco flair.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        EIGHT ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS FROM "THE BABY'S ANIMAL BOOK" INCLUDING THE COVER ILLUSTRATION and a Copy of the Book.

      Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, London 1925 - A fine collection of eight original full colour illustrations by G. D. Rowlandson that appeared in Warne's "Baby Animal Book" (in Warne's 'Popular Picture Books Series'). The book and illustrations are not dated but Copac give 1925 as the publication date. The illustrations include the cover design (with attached but separate typography), White Persian Cat; Turkey and Geese; Cow and Calf; Shetland Ponies; Rabbits and Parrots. A copy of the original book is also included. The illustrations are in watercolour on thick card; all are signed G. D. Rowlandson or initialed G. D. R. The dimensions are approx. 135 x 230mm; the cover illustration is larger format measuring 260 x 300mm; each has a contemporary brown paper protector. All are in very good condition. (The book is a little worn and rubbed to edges) There is a short marginal tear to the cover illustration which just touches the images, and some marginal pencil printing notes. An outstanding collection of original and decorative animal illustrations by an important artist: George Derville Rowlandson (1861-1928) was a British artist best known for his iconic hunting scenes and animal studies, as here. He was born in India in 1861 and studied art in Gloucester, Westminster and Paris. He worked in Bedford Park. (Note that three of the illustrations that appear in the book are not included in this collection) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Krakatit

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1925. Translated from the Czech by Lawrence Hyde.Grey cloth with red titles in dust jacket with half inch chips to head and heel of darkened spine. The spectacular front panel of dj is complete and there is soiling to the rear panel and edges. Scans on request. An uncommon and desirable book.. 1st Ed in English. Cloth. VG/VG. Octavo.

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        Poésie I -II (1916-1923) *

      Gallimard, Paris 10.1.1925. - 2 tomes brochés, couvertures imprimées. Tranches un peu isolées, non coupé. Contient : Le cap de Bonne Espérance, Poésies, Vocabulaire, Plain-chant et Discours du grand sommeil (inédit). Beaux exemplaires de cette oeuvre poétique des débuts à laquelle l'auteur retrancha ses trois premiers recueils: La Lampe d'Aladin, Le Prince Frivole & La Danse de Sophocle. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 108 exemplaires de tête réimposés sur vergé, outre 362 vélin et 6 Lafuma-Navarre bleus hors commerce.

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        The Later Ceramic Wares of China

      Ernest Benn Ltd, London 1925 - xxix, 165pp + plates. 26 colour plates (8 fold-out), 50 b/w plates, all with tissue guards. Being the blue and white, famille verte, famille rose, monochromes, etc., of the K'ang Hsi, Yung Chêng, Ch'ien Lung and other periods of the Ch'ing Dynasty. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover faded. Some foxing to text Fawn hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering and decoration and beveled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Documenti dell'Archivio Caetani. REGESTA CHARTARUM. Regesto delle pergamene dell'Archivio Caetani. Vol. 1-2-3-4-5-6.

      Editore: Stab.to Stianti San Casciano Val di Pesa, San Casciano Val di Pesa -1932 1925 - Bross., cm 33x23,5, pp 383+447+399+414+365+412. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE JAZZ SINGER (Presentation Copy)

      Brentano's New York: Brentano&#39;s, 1925. Raphaelson, Samson. THE JAZZ SINGER. New York: Brentano&#39;s, 1925. FIRST EDITION. A bright, FINE copy in the rare original publisher&#39;s dust jacket which is VERY GOOD (slightly chipped at the top of the spine and the back panel, a little dust-soiled). A PRESENTATION COPY from the author to New York City&#39;s DRAMATISTS GUILD. A superb association: "For Dramatist&#39;s Guild/Samson Raphaelson/1977 (51 years later)." The Jazz Singer, filmed by Warner Brothers in 1927, was the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences; it brought about the rise of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era. Using the Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, star Al Jolson sang a half-dozen songs making this the first true musical film as we think of it today. But its not just a major milestone in film history, Samson Raphaelson&#39;s story is a powerful one; Jakie Rabinowitz who goes against the traditions of his orthodox Jewish family by singing popular songs in a beerhall, is castigated by his synagogue cantor father and driven from home. Fast forward, Jakie becomes Jack Robin, a brilliant but tormented jazz singer. This story of an entertainer&#39;s hopes and dreams for a career coming into conflict with his culture and his faith is a classic and serves as the prototype for an entire genre. The first edition of THE JAZZ SINGER is virtually never found in its original dustjacket. Signed copies are exceptionally difficult to find. This is the only inscribed copy currently known to us and its association to The Dramatist&#39;s Guild is especially appealing. Samson Raphaelson died in 1983 after having won the lifetime achievement award from the Writer&#39;s Guild of America for his screenwriting. Among Samson Raphaelson&#39;s dozens of screen credits are such films as THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (1939), SUSPICION (1943, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), and HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943). (His son is the director Bob Rafelson who wrote FIVE EASY PIECES starring Jack Nicholson.) THE JAZZ SINGER is one of the most indispensable cornerstones for a "Literature Into Film" collection and, as far as we know, this is THE best copy available. . Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Where The Blue Begins by Christopher Morley

      London: William Heinemann, 1925. Hardcover. Orig. half black cloth spine lettered and illustrated in gilt with cream paper boards. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 226 pages. 280 x 228 mm, Four color plates, sixteen line drawings. Limited edition, copy 62 of 175 signed by Rackham. Interior contents very fresh and bright, partly unopened, armorial bookplate, hint of toning front and back cover fore-edges; overall clean, collectable copy of a very limited Rackham publication.

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        Annette and Sylvie [Signed], Being Volume I of The Soul Enchanted [L&#39;Âme enchantée]

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1925. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of Romain Rolland&#39;s "Annette and Sylvie", being the first installment of his larger work "L&#39;Âme enchantée" ["The Enchanted Soul"] originally published in French in seven volumes issued over an eleven-year period (1922 and 1933) SIGNED BY ROMAIN ROLLAND on the Limitation Page and here published by Henry Holt and Company in English translation for the first time. This is copy 13 of 515 copies issued on rag, laid paper and specially bound in brown paper boards with a white paper spine lettered and lined in gilt. [Holt also issued unsigned copies of this title in the same year.] Romain Rolland won the 1915 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings". This is a Very Good + copy with some expected tanning to the spine and rather minor handling soil. Collectible copies of Rolland&#39;s works in English translation are quite uncommon, and copies of this Limited Edition title have become surprisingly scarce. Most copies that do turn up tend to have considerable wear and weak or split hinges. A Very Good + copy in nicer condition than usually seen (when seen at all), SIGNED BY ROMAIN ROLLAND.

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        Im Irrgarten

      Frankfurt A.M.: Bertele, Bilder, Buecher, (c. 1925). Quarto. (26)pp. First edition. Written and illustrated with thirteen fantastic, chromolithographed plates by Kleyer, who studied under the expressionist painter and printmaker Ludwig Meidner. Kleyer&#146;s text, which is a series of rhyming couplets printed on facing pages, concerns a family visit to a carnival, where they enter a funhouse maze. The majority of the illustrations are concerned with depicting the various distorted reflections the two little girls, their parents, and the family dog see while traversing the funhouse. These illustrations possess a distinctly surreal aesthetic reminiscent of the pioneering artwork of Winsor McCay for his Little Nemo in Slumberland. Bound in original cloth-backed illustrated boards, which show light soiling. Overall, a near fine copy of a scarce book.

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        Mon corps et moi

      Editions du Sagittaire 1925 - - Editions du Sagittaire, Paris _1925, 16x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 14 exemplaires imprimés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 6 japon. Exemplaire à toute marge, plats de couverture doublés, dos insolé, quelques rousseurs affectant surtout les témoins. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A little discolouration to spine and edges of boards, spine rolled. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, the first state of the text with "chatter" on page 6o, line 16, "northern" page 119:22, "sick in tired" page 205:9-10, and "Union Street station" page 211:7-8.

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        The Shining Pyramid

      London, Martin Secker. 1925, 1925. Signed Limited Edition. This copy number 88 of 250. 8vo. 190pp. Publisher&#39;s royal blue cloth titled in gilt to spine, minor bumping and edgewear, bright and clean. In grey dustwrapper titled and decorated in black to spine and front board with Secker device to rear panel. Dustwrapper has edgewear and sections of loss to spine panel, tape reinforcement to verso of wrapper, nevertheless a handsome copy. Internally clean, edges untrimmed and indeed, mostly unopened.

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        Suggestions pour étoffes et tapis *

      Ch. Massin & cie, Paris (1925 ?). - En feuilles 47 x 34, sous cartable à triple attaches demi toile bleue, pièce de titre illustrée et rehaussée d'or en impression bicolore. Menues traces d'usure, dont quelques piqûres sur le double feuillet de titre, de qualité inférieur au papier des planches. Remarquable publication art-déco que cette suite d'images aux coloris vifs et chatoyants, d'une folle gaieté. En bel état de conservation, vu le format imposant et fragilisant.

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        Bronze of an African figure

      1925 - Bronze figure of a dancing African warrior, armed with shield and spear, unsigned and without obvious foundry information. Approximately 28" high by about 12" at the widest point, and basically two-dimensional, that is, about 1/2" at its deepest point. The dore bronze is finished on both sides, indicating that it was meant to be viewed from either side, thus it was probably intended as an architectural element in a frieze or as a room divider, and is not currently free standing (and would probably best be mounted on granite or marble). Weight is about 24 lbs. The muscular, stylized art deco vintage warrior is reminiscent of the portrayal of African natives generally associated with the Cotton Club, that is, both caricaturized and idealized simultaneously, and is possibly an original architectural feature of that or a similarly themed establishment. The expensive casting process almost certainly indicates that few of these were done, and they are commensurately scarce. Shipping at cost. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Field Barn

      1925. () Fine. 24 X 26.5 CM (9.5 X 10.5 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, edition of 100. In 2.5 CM (1 inch) brushed silver metal conservation frame with slight wear. Off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 45.75 X 47 CM (18 X 18.5 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. With a pencil notation of the title below the image to the left, across from this, to the bottom right of the image is Phillips&#39; signature (also in pencil. Boulet MBL81. For a reproduction of the image see page 77 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting barns in the english countryside from the families trip to England 1924-25. A soft and Idyllic landscape with delicate trees in the distance, a beautifully thatched barn complex and calm reflective pool. Graceful lines and beautiful details (including a small cow to the bottom right). The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 &#150; July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada&#39;s most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Bucklin and Allied Families / Genealogical and Biographical

      NY, American Historical Society, 1925. [203] p., 10 plates (6 portraits, 4 heraldry); 32 cm. Dedicated to James Darius King Kennedy, 1850-1923, husband of the author. This genealogy deals with the Indiana Kennedys and families connected by marriage, including Keating, Emerson, Moody, Bucklin (the author's maternal line), Bosworth, Sabin, Read, Carpenter, Arnold-Smith, Fenner, Waterman, Palmer, Hunt, Olney, Whipple, Brown, Smith, Bulkeley and several others of the Bucklin heritage. A sumptuous printing bound in unsigned full blue morocco with crests and red inlaid borders, red leather for the inner covers, white silk endpapers. Fine, gift quality. Stock#OB781 oversize.

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        Le maître du navire *

      G.Crès, Paris 1925. - Broché 25 x 20, couverture imprimée rempliée. Non coupé avec quelques piqûres en tête qui devraient être atténuées voire disparaître une fois le livre ouvert, ex-libris de Pierre de Coubertin. L'un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar. Bel illustré sur le thème de prédilection du peintre, les voyages exotiques, pour preuve voyez son "Robinson" qui passe pour l'un de ses livres les plus réussis.D'une rare fraîcheur insulaire.

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        Ueber quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Zeitschrift für Physik. Vol. 33, pp. 879-893. Berlin: J. Springer, 1925. 8vo (22,5x16 cm). Whole vol. with 256 text illustr. and vii, 950 pp. Volume title with library stamp and shelf number. Contemp. half cloth with gilt spine and remnants of glue on spine. ---- PMM 417b; Poggendorff VI, 1070 - First edition of Heisenberg's groundbreaking paper announcing the invention of quantum mechanics, published in the "Zeitschrift für Physik" on July 25, 1925. - Entire volume, also includes two papers on quantum theory by Max Born and Pascal Jordan: "Zur Quantentheorie aperiodischer Vorgänge", pp. 479-508. (cf. DSB XV, 41). ---- Erste Ausgabe der grundlegenden Untersuchung. "Mit ihr war das Fundament der neuen, mit nicht vertauschbaren Größen operierenden Quantenmechanik geschaffen, die mit einem Schlag alle Unstimmigkeiten der älteren Theorie beseitigte" (DBE). - Im vollständigen Band, darin auch die beiden Arbeiten "Zur Quantentheorie aperiodischer Vorgänge" von M. Born u. P. Jordan (S. 479-508)..

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        Paulina 1880 *

      Gallimard, Paris 24.10.1925. - Broché, couverture imprimée bicolore. Décharge d'un feuillet (publicitaire ?) sur première garde & menus défauts. Un texte important, un titre donc recherché, même en papier de base. Édition originale. L'un des 893 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur-fil Lafuma-Navarre, après 109 vergé réimposés.

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        Ulysses

      Shakespeare and Company, 1925. Softcover. Good. Shakespeare and Company, Paris 1925. Sixth Printing of the First Edition. Scarce Sixth Printing. White wraps. Book Condition: Good, spots and darkening at the front cover and spine, shelf wear, rubbing, curling pages at the first 10 pages, missing rear cover. Comes in a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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        Robert Flaherty Photogravures of Eskimos

      New York: Revillon Freres [circa 1925], 1st Edition. () 6pp. Very good. Original grey paper covered, fold over cardboard box. Box is quite worn. Inside is a heavy paper folder to hold the prints. This folder is heavily stained on the outside. Inside are six loose photogravure plates with the original margins being 33.5 X 50 cm. The image sizes vary. Three images are full size and three have had the margins cut down. These three images were matted. All images still have ample margins but the three trimmed images vary in size. Four of the six still have the original tipped on paper label. The three wide margin images are generally very clean with only minor edge fraying. The three trimmed images have a bit of staining from the mat with one image having a small old tide line which really does not effect the image. Overall they are very attractive as a set. Also included is a photocopy of the origninal insert which accompanied the set. The insert states that the six images were chosen from a group of 18 and were made during a series of five expeditions over eight years. Contents as follows: the Huskie; Eskimo Kayak in Northeastern Hudson Bay; the Hunter, Eskimo in the rough ice-fields; Nyla and child; Allegoo; and Tooktoo. The set has its faults but is very scarce on the market these days..

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