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        Original Watercolor of Henrik Ibsen and Four of his Heroines

      1925. A humorous cartoon measuring 10 by 8 1/2 inches. Celebrated playwright Henrik Ibsen, shown in caricature with a wild beard and hair, is depicted surrounded by four of his heroines, including Hedda Gabler and Nora from A Doll's House. Not all seem very happy to see him: Hedda points a pistol at Ibsen's back. The caption reads, "Henrik Ibsen besought by certain of his heroines to ameliorate their destinies." Brightly colored, in the style of nineteenth-century watercolors. A few small spots of rubbing to Nora's plaid skirt, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        [Wien - Donaukanal - Urania]

      [ca. 1925].. Orig.-Farbradierung, v. Künstler eh. signiert. 41 x 57 cm. (Plattengr.). In ausgezeichnetem Zustand. vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        SAPHO. MOEURS PARISIENNES

      Paris Ferroud 1925. 16.5x24.2 cm., 257 pp., édition avec de nombreuses illustrations en couleurs par Auguste Leroux et H. Bouché-Leclerq, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires sur beau vélin d'arches, contenant un état en couleurs de toutes les illustrations numérotés de 201 à 1200.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Porgy

      New York: George H. Doran, 1925. 196 pages; inscribed and signed on fhe front endpaper by the author, "Sincerely Yours Du Bose Heyward-"; black and white decorations by Theodore Nadejen; DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) American author, best known for this title, and what was perceived to be the most honest portrayal of African-American life; bound in very dark brown gilt-stamped cloth covered boards; some edge, tips wear to binding, especially spine ends; very good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Theodore Nadejen.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        Cowboys North and South

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1925, later edition. () xvii, 217pp. Near fine. Large octavo. Grey textured cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover (there is also a drawing of a cowboy and a horse in brown on front cover). Light bumping / wear to ends of spine and corners. Previous owners signature on front paste-down and front free endpaper. Clean, tight text block with B / W illustrations by Will James throughout. This is a very nice copy of the book with a beautifully done drawing by the author. Contains an ORIGINAL drawing by Will James depicting a steers head with large horns done in black ink (on front free endpaper). Above the drawing is inscribed "To Frank G. Morris- with kindest Regards- Sincerely, Willl James-". Will James was a cowboy, cattle rustler, beloved author and artist of the American West. Illustrations by Will James. Signed and inscribed by Will James..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        V BRAZILSKYCH HORACH

      1925 - Jan HAVLASA (Premier ambassadeur de Tchecoslovaquie au Brésil) V BRAZILSKYCH HORACH OBRAZY Z PRIRODY (1920-1924) 1925, In-8(16 x 23,5 cm), 343 pages (ouvrage en langue tchèque) Reliure cartonnage toilé vert ilustré Abondamment illustré de photographies in et hors texte Etat : minces frottements à la reliure, rare document, bon exemplaire Poids : 820g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KPMA Sarl]
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        Complete Works of Joseph Conrad, Twenty-six (26) Volume Set

      Doubleday, Page & Co, 1925. Kent Edition.. Hardback.. Very good condition.. Gray-blue cloth with embossed ship design on front and paper spine labels. & Previous owner's name in each volume. Slight toning to spines and labels. A few volumes have short tears to spines. Ten volumes have dust jackets, which are toned and have light edgewear, chipping or creasing. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        SONIA HAFT GREENE LOVECRAFT'S U.S. PASSPORT, DATED 22 JUNE 1932

      Stiff maroon leatherette wrappers.. (#109132). A rather mordant memento of Lovecraft's wife and their brief, unsuccessful marriage. A postcard laid into the passport casts a shadow, or perhaps a ray of illumination, across that marriage. It's an official notification to Sonia, reading, "The hearing on your petition for naturalization has been set for the day of August 20, 1925 at 9:00 A.M. -" Her marriage allowed her, a Russian immigrant, to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S. and gain the resulting security at a time of international tension. She had come to this country (from the Ukraine) to join her mother in 1892 when she was 9. When she was 16 she married Samuel Seckendorff (who three years later took the name of Greene). That marriage was also unhappy and her husband died in 1916, apparently a suicide. Why Sonia did not apply for naturalization during this marriage is not clear. Perhaps Seckendorff was also an immigrant. At any rate, soon after her marriage in March, 1924 to Lovecraft (who was 7 years her junior), she did begin a successful application. The passport was issued to her on June 22, 1932 just before she took a month-long Cook's Tour of Europe (specifically: England, France and Belgium). She and Lovecraft had begun sleeping separately before the first year of their marriage was out. Indeed, their honeymoon foreshadowed trouble, being spent retyping HPL's "Under the Pyramids," ghost written for Weird Tales under the byline of Harry Houdini. HPL had lost the typescript at the Providence train station as he traveled to New York for his marriage, an accident that some might consider a classic Freudian slip to delay what the fastidious Lovecraft most probably did not consider "a consummation devoutly to be wished." The official end of the marriage came in the late 1920s. Sonia made the last of her three marriages in 1936 to Dr. Nathaniel Davis, moving to California to join him. Her two letters here, one asking for the return of a photograph and the other replying to a 1950 request for HPL memorabilia, do not have any whiff of literary finish, or even an attempt at one. It makes one a little skeptical perhaps of the depth of her interest in journalism while she was courting HPL. In reply to the memorabilia seeker, she listed five books from his library that she had, but declined to set a price for them, asking instead for an offer from him -- a shrewd trading tactic. & But if this was a marriage of convenience from the wife's point of view, it was also one from the husband's. She was making a very good salary in the fashion business when they got married and Howard undoubtedly saw this as an end of his financial worries. If it's difficult to summon up a picture of Greene in love with literature, it's even more difficult to summon up a picture of Lovecraft in love with a woman. The actuality of married life was harder than he imagined. The first irony came when Sonia hit a rocky patch in her career in the mid- and late '20s, and contracted health problems at the same time. Laid in to the passport is a torn off clothing label reading, "Sonia Greene 25 West 57th St New York," representing her unsuccessful venture to set up on her own millinery, away from the department stores where she had worked. She had to move to a succession of Midwestern cities to get jobs, and her colonial antiquarian husband refused to move that far from New England -- and his aunts. In 1926, HPL returned to them and Providence. But the two years in New York, where he was a little fish in a big pond, and in matrimony, where he was a fish out of water entirely, jolted him out of his complacent fantasy world and initiated a new writing style that marked the beginning of his mature and most productive phase. He lost nothing of his old exoticism but found a new straightforward sincerity that gave the gorgeous fabric of his diction a living structure to drape instead of lying in an inert heap on a pedestal. In her reply to the HPL collector, Sonia writes, "Someday these small items are likely to be worth a great deal more even than anything of Edgar Allen Poe's." This is a hyperbolic claim for 1950 but considerably less so for 2007. Does it represent astute criticism or merely aggressive salesmanship? It's hard to say. Her destruction of his letters argues against a mercenary attitude on her part. Still, she got something out of the marriage --citizenship. It failed to give Howard what he expected -- financial security -- but it inadvertently gave him something more important, a painful catalyst initiating his most creative period. The marriage turned out to be an important passport for each of them.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Crosses of Gold: A Book of Verse

      Paris: Leon Pichon, 1925. 16mo. 93pp. One of 100 copies. This is the first edition of Caresse Crosby’s first book, illustrated with twenty-nine bright, hand-colored plates by Daniel-Girard. A few of the decorative devices are drawn by hand. This intimate book of romantic poems and short prose pieces is dedicated to Crosby’s husband Harry: the first poem is an acrostic on his name, and the letters have been drawn in and decorated by hand. Many of the pieces are set in France, celebrating the Crosbys’ experiences as American expatriates in the 1920s. Both Harry and Caresse dedicated themselves to the literary arts. The Crosbys first began publishing books in order to see their own work in print, and Crosses of Gold is the second book they published. In 1927 Harry and Caresse began to pursue this career more seriously and founded Éditions Narcisse. A year later they changed the name to Black Sun Press. Bound in full tree-calf, with the spine decorated in gilt and a red morocco label. This was the binding that the Crosbys used for copies given to their friends. Small splits to front outer hinge, light rubbing to corners, else a near fine copy of this passionate tribute.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Prophet

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, May 1925. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and design gilt to upper board. 12 illustrations after drawings by the author. Spine slightly rolled and toned, corners nicked, faint partial fading to endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, fifth printing (first printing September 1923). A rare presentation copy inscribed by Gibran on the title page, "With the kindest thoughts of Kahlil Gibran, 1926". This is the copy of Faith Van Valkenberg Vilas, a poet and author of a similarly mystical stripe to Gibran, who lived in New York and lectured at Columbia University - she and Gibran were both members of the New York literary scene, though Vilas also attended literary gatherings of "The League of American Penwomen" in Connecticut (also a Gibran haunt), at the house of Grace Gallatin and her husband Ernest Thompson Seton, the author who, like Gibran, attended the Académie Julian in Paris. Evidently a treasured possession of Vilas's, this copy of The Prophet is intensively annotated in pencil, with two original poetic compositions by Vilas (one in ink to the second half-title, one in pencil on p.59) clearly inspired by Gibran's verse. Additionally, the rear endpapers bear an original poetic composition, dated May 15 1926, entitled "To Mrs Vilas, whose name is itself a poem", by someone giving a Harlem address not far from Columbia University. Furthermore, the shadow of a rubbed-out inscription in Vilas's hand can be seen at the top of the title page: "Work is love made visible" - an interesting choice, since this is the phrase with which Gibran himself chose to inscribe one of the very few other presentation inscriptions of The Prophet known; perhaps it was a phrase which Gibran was wont to discuss with fans and acolytes when proselytising his poetic approach. There is also an ink inscription in Gibran's hand, in Arabic, at the end of the "Speak to us of Religion" chapter, p.89, which translates roughly as "Work is devotion incarnate", thus echoing the preoccupations of the aforementioned phrase.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE PROFESSOR'S HOUSE

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1925 - Limited Issue, one of 185 copies numbered and signed by the author. Octavo; floral patterned paper over boards, quarterbound in textured green cloth with printed spine label in the original publisher's cardboard slipcase; 284pp. Spine is sunned a few shades, else Fine and clean throughout, displaying none of the usual heavy rubbing or splitting to the paper along the edges. The original cardboard slipcase is Very Good, showing moderate wear, bumping, and some splitting at the edges, still retaining the original title label with the corresponding limitation number inked directly below it. The fragile, cheaply manufactured slipcase is seldom seen, and despite the flaws, is still structurally sound and free from restoration. Published simultaneously with the trade edition, 'The Professor's House' was Cather's breakout novel, rapidly outselling any of her previously written books within a matter of months, and ultimately going into eight printings within the year of publication. Crane A14.a.i. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Defensorium Immaculatae Virginitatis

      Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1925 One of 500 copies. Quarter vellum over gray boards, title in black with red on front cover. Four-page descriptive text by Kurt Pfister laid in. . Quarto. Nine double-folded leaves, plus colophon. A complete facsimile of a fifteenth-century block book, featuring fifty-nine hand-colored illustrations. A fine copy. The date 1470 occurs on the first page, preceded by the initials F.W., generally believed to refer to the artist Friedrich Walther. The authorship of the descriptive text appended to each woodcut is ascribed to Franciscus de Retza, whose name appears in a different version (Regensburg, Johannes Eysenhut, 1471).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA: The Story of the Viceroys and Government Houses

      London Cassell and Co, Ltd. 1925 - 2 volumes. First Edition, Third impression. 84 illustrations and plans, several folding. 4to, original blue cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on spine and upper covers, gilt decorative device also on upper covers, this set in the rarely encountered dustjackets. xix, 259; x, 268, including index. A choice set, in fine condition, bright and very pleasing, the dustjackets complete and with just a touch of age. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION AND AN IMPORTANT BOOK.Curzon was one of the great administrators of the British empire in India. He is credited with stabilizing the finances between the government and the provinces and instituting numerous reforms. The first volume of his work details the history and nature of the various government houses in Calcutta, and the second volume narrates the stories of the various rulers who have lived there; he predicts in his preface that the subject matter of this second volume would appeal to a "wider audience." A very well-preserved set of this informative work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Tales of Hearsay

      T Fisher Unwin 1925 - A very good copy, bookplate Ralph Smith,gold on greencloth. Has a very slight tear on top bindingDigital photos available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ballinilara investments]
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        AMERICANA. Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks

      NP. No Date. Circa 1925. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 8 hand blocked, hand coloured cocktail napkins mounted into the book among text pages. White printed boards with later plain burgundy cloth tape spine. Light soiling to binding and the glue a little loose on a few napkin corners but overall in very good condition. An amusing cocktail recipe book with eight richly hand-coloured napkins tipped in. Produced during Prohibition (with "non-alcoholic" wryly inserted after every alcoholic ingredient). "Dedicated to serious drinkers everywhere" with history and recipes for the following cocktails: Manhattan, Blue Blazer, Deadwood Duck, Rip Van Winkle Sleeper, Belmont Park, Alabama, Barbary Coast, New Orleans Drip. An extremely attractive and rare piece of Prohibition Americana.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Faust By Goethe From the German By John Auster

      Signed Limited Edition by Dingwall Rock Limited, New York: n. d. [1925]. Fine in 1/4 vellum and gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt with the other edges rough cut. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 8" with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within an elegant, cloth covered clamshell box with a paper label on the spine. One of only one thousand copies printed for sale in the United States. This copy is noted a being number 668 and is signed by the illustrator, Harry Clark, on the limitation page. 255 pages of text and pen and ink drawings and further illustrated with 22 plates eight of which are in color. An extremely handsome and collectible copy.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        View of New York and Vicinity showing Good Automobile Roads

      New York.: George J. Nostrand.. No date. Ca. 1925.. Color map, lithograph, 19 5/8 x 29 1/2 inches on sheet 20 5/8 x 30 1/2 inches, originally issued folded, now professionally mounted on linen, very good condition (small, lightly abraded area in ocean at lower right, light wear and toning to some folds). A striking bird's eye view of the New York area, in strong blues, greens and orange red, which was issued in several undated editions. This version with the orange/red neatline dates to the mid 1920s, showing as it does the George Washington Bridge (originally named the Hudson River Bridge) as "proposed." Groundbreaking for the bridge started in 1927. North of the proposed bridge the Dyckman St. Ferry and the Yonkers Ferry are marked (not marked on some later versions of the map). The area covered is from Far Rockaway and Port Chester at the right edge of the map to Mountain View and Newark at upper left and Richmond at lower left. A colorful and fascinating wall display for residents or natives of the area. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Avifauna of the Riu Kiu Islands and the vicinity

      Tokyo, published by the author, 1925. First edition. No ownership marks, a beautiful copy in fine condition.. Pp. vi, 293 + 8 full page color plates (from painting by Juzo Kobayashi), 1 large folding map, 1 table. Later red morocco with five gilt-decorated raised bands with gilt-lettering in two panels and blind-stamped birds in four other panels, over rose-colored silt cloth, top page edge gilt, folio (15.25 x 10.75 inches). This monograph is based primarily on 14 months of fieldwork from 1921-1922 in the Riu Kiu islands (also known as the Loo Cho islands) that stretch between the Japanese island chain and Formosa (now Taiwan). Zoogeographically, the islands span the Palaearctic region (Japan) and the Oriental region (Taiwan); Kuroda thought this was one of the most interesting ornithological regions of the world from a zoogeographic point of view. The monograph describes 281 species and subspecies based on 1621 skins collected in 1921-22 and reviews all other specimens in museums in around the world. A very through monograph of great regional import in an exceedingly attractive binding. Less than 500 copies were printed.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Boris Schatz: His Life and Work: Monography

      Jerusalem: B'ne Bezalel. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925. First Edition. First Printing. Leather. Edition limited to 150 copies, of which this is No. 70. As of 1932, there were a total of 55 copies in America. Full brown leather with copper plaque inset and gilt lettering and decoration on cover, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, silk endpapers. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the artist, signed by him, and 40 full-page photogravure plates of works by Boris Schatz. Also inscribed by Schatz (in Hebrew) on the title page. Schatz (1867–1932) was a Lithuanian Jewish artist and sculptor who settled in Palestine, where he founded what is now called the New Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. TEXT IN HEBREW (with some English titles). . Binding expertly reinforced in 2012, covers rubbed and moderately worn, contents fine, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . Photogravure Plates. Folio 13" - 23" tall. Unpaginated pp. Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        15 of a 23 Vol. Set of Memorial Edition

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Copyright date is 1925, first thus edition, memorial edition of Joseph Conrad's works. There was going to be 377 signed limited editions, Joseph Conrad was only able to sign 99 copies before his death. The publishers decided to print 499 copies of which only 99 were signed limited editions. This is the partial collection of the 400 copies. On the inside fontspiece they used facsimile etchings of the original manuscripts in the book Lord Jim the etching is upside down. blue cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and lettering on a label on the spine, with gold gilt on the top page edges. Volumes 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, are included from this 23 volume set. some underlining on the copies of LORD JIM AND HEART OF DARKNESS AND LAST ESSAYS, many of these books have never been read [pages haven't been cut] fore edge of the books haven't been cut. D/J, are in good plus condition a few have some tears, all are in protected covers, bright, clean text with tight bindings solid colletable books, . Memorial Edition. Hard Cover. Very-good/Fair to Very-good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collection of Works.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Simultaneous [Signed, Typed Manuscript Poem]

      London, 1925. Original typed Manuscript, signed by Nancy Cunard, with 5 corrections. First appeared in print under the title Poems (Two) 1925 published 1930 by The Aquilla Press. Three loose 8vo sheets, previously stapled. Three of the corrections are minor but one alters the original 40th line from "Cools at the still, yeasts raise his auburn flour" to Yeast raising auburn flour." In line 47 Cunard corrects the spelling of the word, "orgu[e]illeux" by adding the e, but it never made it into the published work. Signed "Nancy Cunard 1925 in pencil, at end.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Typing Paper. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        LA LECON D'AMOUR DANS UN PARC

      Paris Lapina 1925. 20.9x27.6 cm., 251 pp., édition illustrée de 45 aquarelles de Pierre Brissaud reproduites au pochoir et retouchées à la main, frontispice et 6 illustrations hors-texte, 20 vignettes en têtes de chapitres, 17 culs-de-lampe, relié demi-maroquin vert à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 501 exemplaires dont 403 sur vergé hollande numérotés de 99 à 501.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Oeuvres Completes Illustrees De Anatole France (In 25 Volumes)

      Calmann-Levy Editeurs, 1925. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4to. French. Three-quarter bound in rich, dark blue fine leather. Bound corners. Marbled boards. 5 raised bands. 6 gilt bordered compartments. Title and tome numbers are gilt-embossed. Marbled endpages. Minimal scattered foxing. Pages remain in excellent condition. Marking ribbon in each volume. Black-and-white wood-cut illustrations throughout, including a portrait of Anatole France accompanying the title page in Tome I. Minimal scuffing to spines. Binding remains tight and intact. These 25 fascinating volumes collect the entirety of Anatole France's literary works, including notes. A fine series in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Uber den Zusammenhang des Abschlusses der Elektronengruppen im atom mit der Komplexstruktur der Spektren

      Berlin: Julius Springer. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Pauli's landmark discovery of a new law of nature: that no two electrons in an atom can be at the same time in the same state or configuration. The Pauli Exclusion Principle became essential in defining the characteristic properties of elements. "Wolfgang Pauli made a decisive contribution through his discovery in 1925 of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle or Pauli principle... Pauli based his investigation on a profound analysis of the experimental and theoretical knowledge in atomic physics at the time. He found that four quantum numbers are in general needed in order to define the energy state of an electron. He then pronounced his principle, which can be expressed by saying that there cannot be more than one electron in each energy state when this state is completely defined... Pauli showed himself that the electronic configuration is made fully intelligible by the exclusion principle, which is therefore essential for the elucidation of the characteristic physical and chemical properties of different elements. Among those important phenomena for the explanation of which the Pauli principle is indispensable, we mention the electric conductivity of metals and the magnetic properties of matter. "In 1925 and 1926 essential progress of another kind was made in the quantum theory, which is the foundation of atomic physics. New and revolutionary methods were developed for the description of the motion of particles. The fundamental importance of Pauli's discovery could now be seen more clearly. His principle proved to be an independent and necessary complement to the new quantum theory... During the last two decades atomic research has been more and more focused on the properties of the atomic nuclei. In this connection it has been even more fully confirmed than before that the Pauli principle must be characterized as a fundamental law of Nature. The principle, first discovered for electrons, has proved to be valid for the nuclei of hydrogen, called protons, and also for the neutrons which are formed in many nuclear reactions... The Pauli principle is therefore essential for the description of the properties of atomic nuclei" ( Professor I. Waller, Presentation Speech for the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physics). Pauli won the 1945 Noble Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the Exclusion Principle, also called the Pauli Principle". This volume also contains an earlier paper by Pauli (pp. 373-385), in which he critiques other scientists' attempts to explain electron behavior and serves as a prelude to the Exclusion Principle, and an important paper by Heisenberg and Kramers (pp. 681-708), dealing with the dispersion of light and providing the derivation of Kramers influential dispersion relation. Particle Physics, One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Discovery of the exclusion principle- the Pauli principle." In Zeitschrift fur Physik, Vol 31, pp. 765-783. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1925. Octavo, modern half cloth over marbled boards. Bookplate on front pastedown; institutional stamps on volume title and a few stamps to text (one on Pauli article); minor creasing to a fraction of the bottom of text block (not affecting Pauli).

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Works

      (Leipzig: Ernst Ludwig Presse, 1925-1931). Seven volumes, a complete set as published. One of 250 copies. Only 200 copies of the seventh volume were printed. The dedication notes that this edition was produced as an homage to T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and the German editions of Goëthe printed at the Doves Press. Designed and with initial lettering by Christian Heinrich Kleukens, incorporating a font that carries the same austere elegance as the Doves fonts. An uncommon set, this copy is even more so for its binding of vellum-backed green boards, in their original green paper dust wrappers and paper-covered slipcases. The gilt work on the spines is reminiscent of the work done at the Doves Bindery. Light wear to slipcases, one of which shows staining. One jacket significantly chipped and torn, a few others with smaller tears to spines, mostly closed. Overall, a fine set of perhaps the most beautiful edition of Shakespeare's works printed in Germany.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        AMERICAN TRAGEDY

      1925. Fine. AN AMERICAN CLASSIC DREISER, Theodore. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Complete in Two Volumes. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition, first printing. Two volumes. 8vo., Black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Dreiser's most famous work and the basis for the successful move "A Place in the Sun. The books are just about fine and fresh in spine sunned dust jackets (with some fading to the lettering beneath). There is shallow chipping along the edges and spine with a small chip at the bottom right hand corner of volume. The orginal box is present, though repaired retaining the orginal front panel, and some of the plain grey paper covering. A very scarce first edition in dust jackets and rare with any form of the box.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Poems 1909-1925

      London: Faber and Gwyer, 1925. [2], 98pp, [2]. Original cloth in DJ. DJ rubbed and slightly grubby, spine a little browned. Book is foxed to edges of text block, occasionally running around onto the page margins, otherwise quite bright. Previous owners book label to foot of front pastedown. Gallup A8. First Edition. Hardback. Good/Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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'.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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