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        The Informer

      Jonathan Cape 1925 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED 1925" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Liam O'Flaherty on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with NO fading, chips or tears. This original First Issue dustjacket has the printed price of 7s. 6d. net present on the front flap with slight wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with slight wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über das Unendliche

      Berlin: Springer, 1925/1926. First edition, offprint issue. Very rare separate printing (WorldCat locates just two copies) of the most detailed exposition of Hilbert’s proposal for the foundation of classical mathematics, which became known as Hilbert’s Program. This paper further contains his attempted proof of the continuum hypothesis which led to the later work of Kurt Gödel and Paul Cohen. (Van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel, pp.367-92:) “Hilbert devoted to the foundations of mathematics a series of papers ... Among all these contributions the 1925 paper [the offered item] stands out as the most comprehensive presentation of Hilbert’s ideas. It is the text of an address delivered in Münster on 4 June 1925 at a meeting organized by the Westphalian Mathematical Society to honor the memory of Weierstrass. In addition to the original version [ibid], two modified ones [were published in 1927 and 1930]. These, however, are abbreviated and besides other passages, omit entirely the section that deals with the continuum problem ... The paper consists of two quite distinct parts. The first is a clear and forceful presentation of Hilbert’s ideas at the time on the foundations of mathematics. It starts by recalling how Weiserstrass eliminated references to ‘infinity’ in analysis (Hilbert could have mentioned Cauchy and D’Alembert) and reviews the role played by infinite in physics, set theory, and, when we deal with general propositions, logic. Leaning on the example of arithmetic, it introduces the distinction between finitary and ideal propositions, and it undertakes a simultaneous formalization of logic and arithmetic ... The second part of the paper is a sketch of an attempted proof of the continuum hypothesis. Stated for the first time by Cantor at the very beginning of the development of set theory (1878), presented by Hilbert as Problem no. 1 in his famous list of unsolved mathematical problems (1900), the continuum problem for years resisted the efforts of mathematicians. The only partial result known at the time of Hilbert’s attempted proof was König's: the power of the continuum is not a limit of denumerably many smaller cardinal numbers ... Instead of the set of real numbers Hilbert considers the equivalent set of number-theoretic functions and undertakes to prove that there is a mapping of the set of ordinals of the second number class onto the set of these functions. By dealing with the definitions of functions rather than with the functions themselves the argument takes on a metamathematical aspect that is absent from Cantor’s work. The fact that the values of a number-theoretic function may be made to depend on the solvability of a certain mathematical problem establishes a connection between the second part of the paper and the first, and Hilbert invokes his previously expressed conviction that every well-posed mathematical problem is solvable. If the definition of a function involves the solvability of a mathematical problem, it will contain an unbounded existential quantifier, or, in Hilbert’s system, the ε-function. Convinced of the possibility of justifying the transfinite part of mathematics by metamathematical means, Hilbert states as Lemma I that such definitions of functions can be replaced by recursive definitions, in which, except for a string of prenex universal quantifiers, no quantifier occurs. ... Hilbert then proceeds to show that, since recursion equations defining functions contain ‘variable-types’ of increasing height, these equations parallel the definitions of the ordinals of the second number class. ... Among several unproved statements, it contains in particular, as Lemma II, the assertion that in the definitions of number-theoretic functions transfinite recursion can be replaced by ordinary recursion. Hilbert’s attempt aroused few comments. Paul Lévy recalls: ‘Zermelo told me in 1928 that even in Germany nobody understood what Hilbert meant’. ... The continuum hypothesis was proved by Gödel (1938, 1939, 1940) to be consistent with the customary axioms of set theory and by Cohen (1963-64) to be independent of these axioms. ... In his review of Gödel’s second paper of the consistency of the continuum (1939), Bernays wrote: ‘The whole Gödel reasoning may also be considered as a way of modifying the Hilbert project for a proof of the Cantor continuum hypothesis, as described in [Über das Unendliche, 1925], so as to make it practical and at the same time generalizable to higher powers’.”. See also Parkinson: Breakthroughs, p.199 and Bell: Men of Mathematics, p.63. 8vo: 226 x 157 mm. Offprint from: Mathematische Annalen, vol. 95, pp. [161] - 190. Bound with a light green backstrip as issued, a fine copy. Besides the two copies located by WorldCat in Germany and Holland, we could locate three other offprints; one in the Paul Hertz collection of the University of Pittsburgh, and two copies in a private collection.

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        Vol. 6 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Downtown Jamaica & Morris Park

      New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1925. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 79 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1970. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes part of Richmond Hill and the Van Wyck Expressway, and the original Jamaica Station on the Long Island Railroad at the current AirTrain Terminal on Sutphin Boulevard. 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.

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        North American Wildflowers. In 5 volumes

      Washington DC: The Smithsonian Institution, 1925. Hardcover. One of a limited number of sets reproduced (and funded by) the rare limited edition previously published. Titled the “Library Edition”, each volume consists of a booklet of descriptive text, as well as dozens of color reproductions, housed in a gilt green chemise portfolio. Each of the five portfolios is in its original matching box. A Near Fine set. Image or additional images available upon request

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        Le Roy".

      1925 - Gouache originale, rehauts d'or, mine de plomb, signée en bas à droite, (1925), 27 x 18.5 cm. Alexandre ZINOVIEW, artiste russe collaborateur de Vogue, Fémina.mais aussi décorateur de théâtre et de ballet signe cette gouache pour "Le Parfait amour", conte galant du XVIIe, écrit par la comtesse MURAT et mis en musique. Le costume est éclatant de couleurs : la longue veste dorée, brodée de blanc et de bleu, le gilet brodé de fleurs à l'orientale, la canne rouge, la ceinture et la culotte de peau situe le personnage à la frontière du rêve et de la réalité. Petites salissures et rousseurs. Peintures et Aquarelles

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        Christina Alberta's Father

      Jonathan Cape Ltd, London - 1925, 1st Edition. () Near very good in good dust jacket. 410pp. Small Octavo (approximately 7.75" high) in original blood red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some soiling and wear to boards. Small black stain near top edge of spine. Bumping to ends of spine and corner. Blind stamped border to front cover and insignia to back. Red top edge of text block. Some foxing to endpapers. Slight rippling to pages, however text block is generally clean and tight with only a couple very small stains through out. In illustrated jacket, not price clipped. Some chipping and wear to edges as well as soiling from handling. A nice signed copy. Signed by Wells in black ink on front free endpaper. Wells Society 93. "The story tells how a retired laundryman suffering from delusions that he was the reincarnation of Sargon, King of Kings, returned to earth as Lord of the World". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Bel exemplaire revêtud'une reliure mosaïquée de cette belle édition illustrée par Sylvain SAUVAGE & tirée à petit nombre celui ci étant marqué N°66 sur papier deJAPON. AUTEUR: Anatole FRANCE. TITRE: LES SEPT FEMMES DE LA BARBE BLEUE ET AUTRES CONTES MERVEILLEUX. BOIS DE S. SAUVAGE. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris: A. Et G. MORNAY, 1925. Exemplaire sur papier de JAPON N°66. COLLATION: 230 PAGES. (Complet) FORMAT: In-8 (15.5 x 20 cm) RELIURE: Belle reliure d' époque signée ( non identifié) en demi maroquin vert à coins,dos à nerfs orné du titre aux lettres dorées et d'une jolie composition ( bouffon) mosaïquée.Tranche de tête dorée. ILLUSTRATIONS: Nombreux BOIS DE S. SAUVAGE : 2 planches en couleurs hors-texte dont frontispice, ainsi que des lettrines en rouge et noir, et des vignettes en noir in-texte (bandeaux & culs-de-lampe). ETAT: Exemplaire en très bon état de fraîcheur. Reliure solide, quelques frottements auxcoiffes , mors et nerfs. Les coupes sont frottées. Intérieur en parfait état. Couvertures et dosillustrés conservés. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Anatole France, de son nom exact François-Anatole Thibault[1], est un écrivain français, né le 16 avril 1844 à Paris, quai Malaquais, mort le 12 octobre 1924 (à 80 ans)à Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (Indre-et-Loire). (Wikipedia) POIDS:1100g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hotel Register Number 649: Cottage Hotel, Ladoga, Indiana

      1925 - OVAL INK STAMP INSIDE FRONT COVER"Old Cottage Hotel LODAGA IND." 219 N. Franklin St. BUILDING IS A Queen Anne STYLE HOTEL Built for Henry Mclntire by Wm. Strickler & Son April 1890. There are 46 used pages of sign in sheets with 24 signatures per page. There are 1104 Personal signatures . A few of the locations of where the people who would check in are from, Chicago, Tipton Ind; Neoga Ill; Marion Ind & Indiana, Indianapolis Soiled cover; creased spine and corners; gold decorations on spine; pages browning; inside cover stamp; and somebody inscription in pencil; stains on cover; half way filled with names DATE PUBLISHED: 1925 EDITION: 100+ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PHOTOGRAPH ***Signed***

      - Signed "Scott Carpenter" 8" X 10" color photograph in black ink. Scott Carpenter, a dynamic pioneer of modern exploration, has the unique distinction of being the only human ever to penetrate both inner and outer space, thereby acquiring the dual title, Astronaut/Aquanaut. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, on May 1, 1925, the son of research chemist Dr. M. Scott Carpenter and Florence Kelso Noxon Carpenter. He attended the University of Colorado from 1945 to 1949 and received a bachelor of science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Carpenter was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1949. He was given flight training at Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas and designated a Naval Aviator in April, 1951. During the Korean War he served with patrol Squadron SIX, flying anti-submarine, ship surveillance, and aerial mining missions in the Yellow Sea, South China Sea, and the Formosa Straits. He attended the Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland, in 1954 and subsequently was assigned to the Electronics Test Division of the Naval Air Test Center. In the assignment he flew tests in every type of naval aircraft including multi and single-engine jet and propeller-driven fighters, attack planes, patrol bombers, transports, and seaplanes. From 1957 to1959 he attended the Navy General Line School and the Navy Air Intelligence School and was then assigned as Air Intelligence Officer to the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hornet. Carpenter was selected as one of the original seven Mercury Astronauts on April 9, 1959. He underwent intensive training with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), specializing in the fields of communication and navigation. He served as backup pilot for John Glenn during the preparation for America's first manned orbital space flight. Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight on May 24, 1962. He piloted his Aurora 7 spacecraft through three revolutions of the earth, reaching a maximum altitude of 164 miles. The spacecraft landed in the Atlantic Ocean about 1000 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral after 4 hours and 54 minutes of flight time. On leave of absence from NASA, Carpenter participated in the Navy's Man-in the-Sea Project as an Aquanaut in the SEALAB II program off the coast of La Jolla, California, in the summer of 1965. During the 45-day experiment, Carpenter spent 30 days living and working on the ocean floor. He was team leader for two of the three ten-man teams of Navy and civilian divers who conducted deep sea diving activities based in a sea floor habitat at a depth of 205 feet. He returned to duties with NASA as Executive Assistant to the Director of the Manned Spaceflight Center and was active in the design of the Apollo Lunar Landing Module and in underwater extravehicular activity (EVA) crew training. In 1967, he returned to the Navy's Deep Submergence Systems Project (DSSP) as Director of Aquanaut Operations during the SEALAB III experiment. (The DSSP office was responsible for directing the Navy's Saturation Diving Program, which included development of deep-ocean search, rescue, salvage, ocean engineering, and Man-in-the-Sea capabilities.) Upon retirement from the Navy in 1969, Carpenter founded and was chief executive officer of Sear Sciences, Inc., a venture capital corporation active in developing programs aimed at enhanced utilization of ocean resources and improved health of the planet. In pursuit of these and other objectives, he worked closely with the French oceanographer J.Y. Cousteau and members of his Calypso team. He has dived in most of the world's oceans, including the Artic under ice. As a consultant to sport and professional diving equipment manufacturers, he has contributed to design improvements in diving instruments, underwater breathing equipment, swimmer propulsion units, small submersibles, and other underwater devices. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In The Original Chamber's Journal Parts; John Macnab [January to August 1925]. A Comedy for Poachers.

      London: W.R. Chambers. 1925 - 8 magazine issue in orange paper wraps, very good to very good indeed, minor edgewear, some very little chipping to spine ends, no significant loss or wear. Bright, sharp and handsome. All 8 installments of John Macnab in its first appearance. Also present in the Chmabers Journal are tales and articles by Taffrail, Thomas Hardy, H.T. Munn, Beresford Chancellor and a number of other luminaries. A sharp set of a scarce and desirable survival. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        The Later Ceramic Wares of China

      Ernest Benn Limited. LEATHER BOUND. rebound inquarter morroco leather and red cloth, raised bands and gilt lettering 155 pp__76 plates red cloth slightly worn leather very good very light foxing to text. . Good. 1925.

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        Les croix de bois - La boule de gui

      - Imprimé pours les membres du Cercle Grolier, 1925. 2 volumes in-4 (28 x 22 cm), reliure plein maroquin bordeaux signée Jeanne Huex, dos à nerfs prononcés, titres dorés sous étui, doré sur tête, illustrations et eaux-fortes par Charles Fouqueray : 166 gravures originales dont 28 hors-texte, 112 vignettes et 26 lettrines, vol 1 : 12 f, 283 p., 3 f. - vol 2 : 10 f., 99 p., 3 p. Excellent état hormis quelques décharges de gravures. Monod 3854. Tirage unique à 300 exemplaires sur Arches, celui-ci pour les Membres actifs (96/150). Enrichi d'une aquarelle originale de C. Fouqueray.

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        North American Wild Flowers (5 Volumes Complete)

      Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1925 Five Volumes - complete with 400, loose, lifesize, colour lithograph plates (80 plates per volume) of North American Wild Flowers, sketched and painted by Walcott over 10 years while travelling through the Canadian Rocky Mountains and other parts of the USA. All plates are remarkably bright and fresh, with the plates of volume II a little waffled around the edges (photos available). Plates, table of contents, & descriptive text of each volume are held in a cloth bound, folding porfolio with gilt titles along the spine and ribbon ties. Half of the ribbon tie is missing from volume I. Each of the 5 portfolios are held in their original boxes which have had some professional joint & corner repairs. Volume III with 1 split corner since, and a stained area to the front cover. Bookplates to each front cover (see photos). A very good to near fine set in excellent condition. Light scuffs to portfolio cloth of volume IV. Other photos available if needed. Special shipping considerations for the heavy 5 volumes.. First Trade Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Heavy 4to. Hard Cover.

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        The 1st King George's Own Gurkha Rifles The Malaun Regiment 1815-1921

      Royal United Service Institution 1925 - 260pp + xii, large format (315x250mm), illus, colour plates, maps including 4 sheets in pocket of rear board, book is in superb VG+ condition, original green cloth with silver motif and titles to spine, pages are bright and clean and without foxing, firmly bound. Digital image available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Argonauts of the South Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton.

      NF. London, G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1925, First UK Edition. Thick 8vo, pp. (2), [xv], (1), 290, (2). 47 plates including 71 black-and-white photographs and 5 illustrations, two folding maps. PublisherÍs dark green cloth with bright gilt title on front cover and spine, Top page edges in gilt, fore-edge uncut, in Excellent condition. Rare dust jacket present with some loss but it has helped to make this an unusually well-preserved copy of a scarce publication. ? Rosove 178.A1.

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        My Experience With Indians

      Austin: Gammel's Book Shop, 1925. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 147 pages. Somewhat scarce first person account of life on the Texas frontier in Johnson & Wise counties in the 1860s-1870s, and in Oklahoma among the Choctaw in the 1880s. James became a teacher and taught Indians in territorial schools. Much on their customs & religion, and the author shows much respect for their lifestyle which he saw endangered by the White Man. B/w photos. Appendix with notable Indian speeches by Black Hawk and other leaders through history. SixGuns 1153; Graff 2192; Rader 2060; Burrs 213. Near Fine/No Jacket. Nice copy, sharp, no names or marks. Balck cloth with gilt lettering.

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        The Serajevo Crime

      London, G. Allen & Unwin Ltd. , 1925. 1st Edition. Bibliography: p. [8]. Subjects: World War, 1914-1918--Causes. Serbia--History. Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina) . Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Highly uncommon, especially in such positive condition.

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        DE FUERTEVENTURA A PARIS. Diario intimo de confinamiento y destierro vertido en sonetos

      Editorial Excelsior, Paris 1925 - 169 pags 12x18 Rústica editorial con foto autor (Photo Choumoff) cubiertas y lomo deslucidos

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        Hansel and Gretel.

      Hodder & Stoughton, London - One of the limited edition of only 600 copies signed by Kay Nielsen. This book was not issued in a trade edition in England. With 12 mounted color plates illustrating 22 of the Grimm fairy tales; 10 black & white illustrations, all with printed tissue guards. Title-page in red and black, initials in red, decorative endpapers by Kay Nielsen. Tall 4to, beautifully bound in the original white cloth, pictorial cover and spine by Kay Nielsen in gold and turquoise. London: Hodder & Stoughton, (no date, circa 1925). Limited edition. A very good(+) copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Green Door

      Wethersfield, Connecticut: N.P.. 1925. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. Possibly a one-of-a-kind item. One of Milne's lesser-known short stories, first published in Ladies Home Journal and The Royal Magazine in December 1925, written entirely in hand calligraphy on thick deckle edged paper with initials in green, title page with blue and yellow shield. Flexible covers in green textured leather with gilt spine lettering, measures about 7.75" x 5.75", off-white moire silk endleaves, about sixty pages (unpaginated). Colophon indicates that "This copy of The Green Door was written by me at Wethersfield, near Hartford, Connecticut, and completed on the fourteenth day of December - Nineteen twenty-five", and is signed Harry B. Door. A special page before the title page reads "Elizabeth Owen Sargent / Christmas 1926 / from Thomas Denny Sargent (signed). The covers are quite unevenly faded with the spine and outer edges of the covers now dark tan, good hinges, crack between two sections of the text block but all pages very secure, pages clean with no other names or markings. A lovely example of early 20th century calligraphy. Signed: I Signed by the Calligrapher

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        The Writings

      New York: Gabriel Wells,, 1925. 12 volumes, octavo (220 × 143 mm). Finely bound by Stixeman & Co., in contemporary red half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines, raised bands, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Internally nice and clean, surface and colour loss across one board and some blemishes to a few others, couple of minor marks to spines, an excellent set. Large paper edition, limited to 575 numbered copies. A particularly handsome edition of Wilde's works.

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        Le Crepuscule des Dieux (illus. Richard RANFT)

      Le Livre Contemporain, Paris 1925 - Paris. Le Livre Contemporain, 1925. 259pp. With 31 full page colour plates and numerous colour illustrations in text by the accomplished Swiss artist, Richard Ranft, one-time pupil of Gustave Courbet. Limited edition of just 119 copies - this copy # 61 printed for M. L-O. Martel. Unbound, as issued in illustrated wraps, attractive marbled card sleeve and matching slipcase. Spine of card sleeve faded and worn; minor rubbing to slipcase edges. Contents in FINE bright condition. RARE

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      St Brieuc: Aux Editions de la Betagne Touristique 1925 - Numbered edition 143/500 . Recently rebpond in half calf with five raised bands on spine, red buckram sides and new end papers. Very good+ condition, quarto, original card covers and fold overs retained, text in French, 87 pages (unopened / cut), 80 plates with printed tissue guards. Please contact us re delivery charges. [General information: Photographs available - please specify views wanted. Postage and packaging at cost based on average size book and surface post outside UK: multi-volumes and heavy items and air mail may require additional charges]

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      Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1925.** . Relié de l' époque, demi - veau brun, plats marbré brun, dos à nerfs (4), piece de titre doré sur maroquin vert, plats de papier marbré, (3) couverture originale, 21,5x28cm, s.p., couverture orignale (3), bon exemplaire!!!!!!!! N° 473 de 550 exemplaires numéroté sur vergé baroque a Barbes.

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      London: Stanley Paul & Co., 1925. Early English edition issued the same year as the first. With 12 color plates by "Saida," a.k.a. H. Willebeek Le Mair. Large 4to, original light blue cloth with black lettering on the spine an upper cover, with a color pictorial pastedown on the upper cover, in the SCARCE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. 105 pp. An unusually bright, crisp and clean copy with no fading and exceptionally little evidence of use or wear. The scarce dust jacket in excellent condition with only the most minor rubbing to the top edge of the spine. SCARCE IN THE DUSTJACKET AND AN UUSUALLY NICE COPY. A delightful collection of twelve short stories and fairy tales written for children by Milne and illustrated by Le Mair. The full page colourful illustrations include idyllic scenes of rosy faced children playing at the beach, being lovingly embraced by their mothers, merrily picking flowers on hillsides, and generally enjoying the innocent pleasures of childhood. Milne was commissioned to write stories to accompany these beautiful and joyful visual images. He produced some of the most captivating short pieces of his career in these light, amusing, slightly moral tales, perfectly garnished with magic and imagination. This is a wonderful read-aloud book for the very young, sure to bring a smile and a touch of bliss. This is a spacious book, its illustrations containing an elegant, art nouveau sensibility. Beautiful mothers wear graceful robes and tend to the gentle needs of their children with utter composure. The children are cherubic, filled with zest and laughter, busy making sand castles or industriously assisting mommy as she folds the linens and puts them away. Each watercolor is simple in its lines and gestures and utterly elegant and harmonious in its integration of elements. The decorated borders surrounding each picture add to its formal charm.

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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]

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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).

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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      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.

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      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;

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