viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1925

        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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Carry On, Jeeves!

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Neige".

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Le Jardin des Supplices Suite des Images Composees, Dessinees, Gravees a l'Eau-Forte et Coloriees a la Main

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Once on a Time

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        3 Autograph letters to Francis Bickley on four Pages (September 1925?- April 1926)

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        KO^JO^

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Playtime & Company A Book for Children

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        L?Oiseau Bleau. Feerie

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        EIGHT ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS FROM "THE BABY'S ANIMAL BOOK" INCLUDING THE COVER ILLUSTRATION and a Copy of the Book.

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

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Krakatit

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Poésie I -II (1916-1923) *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Later Ceramic Wares of China

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE JAZZ SINGER (Presentation Copy)

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

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Where The Blue Begins by Christopher Morley

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Im Irrgarten

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mon corps et moi

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Great Gatsby

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Shining Pyramid

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Suggestions pour étoffes et tapis *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Bronze of an African figure

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Field Barn

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Bucklin and Allied Families / Genealogical and Biographical

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

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
 28.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        Le maître du navire *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ueber quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen

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

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Paulina 1880 *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ulysses

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

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
 32.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Robert Flaherty Photogravures of Eskimos

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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 &epsilon;-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

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        The Mother&#39;s Recompense

      D. Appleton and Company, New York,, 1925. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. Spine very dull but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author&#39;s presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "John from E. W. May 9 1925". The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, an intimate of Wharton&#39;s. The author has made two corrections to the text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Vers et prose *

      Perrin et cie, Paris (1925). - Relié pleine fibre naturelle exotico-énigmatique, peut-être à base de bananier ou de coco, décorée à la main, pièce de titre frappée or au dos. Un poil défraîchi (hihihi). Exemplaire qui porte bien son nom, de la plus touchante façon, s'agissant de celui de notre peintre Lélo Fiaux, deux fois signé à son nom; s'il s'agit d'une modeste réimpression, l'originale étant de 1893, à laquelle on a pas cru bon de laisser la fragile couverture, le dos et les plats sont largement décorés de structures géométriques par l'artiste, dans des tons de sépia dont elle fit maints lavis qui m'ont ravi.Émouvante relique.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Wylye Mill Bridge

      1925. () Fine. 30 X 24 CM (8.25 X 9.5 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, 34 / 100. In 2 CM (0.75 inch) brushed gilt conservation frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting and Tru Vue UV protectant conservation glass. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 40 X 43 CM (15.75 X 17 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. A pencil notation of the title and edition number is below the image to the left and across from this, to the bottom right of the image, is Phillips&#39; signature (also in pencil). With provenance at back. Boulet MBL80. For a reproduction of the image see page 76 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a bridge in the town of Wylye where Phillip&#39;s and his family spend "a busy and frigid winter" during their trip to England 1924-25. In the image a delicate light at the bottom of a greyish sky settles over the strong lines of the towns roof&#39;s and organic texture of the bridge in the foreground. Oodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a bridge in the town of Wylye where Phillip&#39;s and his family spend "a busy and frigid winter" during their trip to England 1924-25. In the image a delicate light at the bottom of a greyish sky settles over the strong lines of the towns roof&#39;s and organic texture of the bridge in the foreground. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 &#150; July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada&#39;s most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        . &#147;Über quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen&#148; by Heisenberg in Zeitschrift für Physik, 33, 1925, pp. 879-893. With &#147;Zur Quantenmechanik&#148; by Born and Jordan in Zeitschrift für Physik, 34, 1925, pp. 858-888. With: &#147;Zur Quantenmechanik II&#148; by Born, Heisenberg and Jordan in Zeitschrift für Physik, 35, 1926, pp.557-615

      First editions of three landmark papers that together formed the theoretical foundation of quantum mechanics. &#147;In spite of its high-sounding name and its successful solutions of numerous problems in atomic physics, quantum theory, and especially the quantum theory of polyelectronic systems, prior to 1925, was, from the methodological point of view, a lamentable hodgepodge of hypotheses, principles, theorems, and computational recipes rather than a logical consistent theory. Every single quantum-theoretic problem had to be solved first in terms of classical physics; its classical solution had then to pass through the mysterious sieve of the quantum conditions or, as it happened in the majority of cases, the classical solution had to be translated into the language of quanta in conformance with the correspondence principle&#133; In short, quantum theory still lacked two essential characteristics of a full-fledged scientific theory, conceptual autonomy and logical consistency&#148; (Jammer, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics, 196). The work of Heisenberg, Born, and Jordan in these first edition papers began to rectify these issues and together marked the &#147;starting point for the new quantum mechanics,&#148; also called matrix mechanics (DSB). "In May 1925, Heisenberg took on a new and difficult problem, the calculation of the line intensities of the hydrogen spectrum. Just as he had done with Kramers and Bohr, Heisenberg began with a Fourier analysis of the electron orbits. When the hydrogen orbit proved too difficult, he turned to the anharmonic oscillator. With a new multiplication rule relating the amplitudes and frequencies of the Fourier components to observed quantities, Heisenberg succeeded in quantizing the equations of motion for this system in close analogy with the classical equations of motion.in June Heisenberg returned to Göttingen, where he drafted his fundamental paper [the first paper offered], which he completed in July. In this paper Heisenberg proclaimed that the quantum mechanics of atoms should contain only relations between experimentally observable quantities. The resulting formalism served as the starting point for the new quantum mechanics, based, as Heisenberg&#39;s multiplication rule implied, on the manipulation of ordered sets of data forming a mathematical matrix.Born and his assistant, Pascual Jordan, quickly developed the mathematical content of Heisenberg&#39;s work into a consistent theory with the help of abstract matrix algebra [the second paper offered].Their work, in collaboration with Heisenberg, culminated in their "three-man paper" ["Dreimännerarbeit" - the third paper offered] that served as the foundation of matrix mechanics. Confident of the correctness of the new theory, Heisenberg, Pauli, Born, Dirac, and others began applying the difficult mathematical formalism to the solution of lingering problems&#148; (DSB).Three volumes Zeitschrift für Physik. Recently rebound in a handsome grey cloth. Near fine condition inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eloges *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 15.5.1925. - Broché 29 x 21, couverture imprimée. Début de fissure en tête (un peu insolée sur quelques centimètres, comme les tranches), quelques piqûres. Exemplaire de petit luxe peu fréquent de cet ouvrage pré publié sans nom d'auteur en tiré à part de la NRF à 120 exemplaires en 1911, de la plus insigne rareté.Mériterait une légère restauration ou une élégante reliure. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 63 exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé de Navarre, outre 15 Whatman et 550 Vergé baroque.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Knave of Hearts

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1925. Very nice example of a Parrish classic. Sound binding with sound hinges. Bright and clean with only some light wear and occasional faint finger smudge. However, two small scuffs; one on the rear endpaper and one on the plate at page 27, so . . . priced accordingly.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Parrish, Maxfield. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Opportunities of a Night

      London: Chapman Hall, 1925. Octavo. xxx, 188pp. First edition, limited issue. One of 1,000 copies printed at the Curwen Press. This copy is inscribed by Huxley: "The Opportunities of a Night. (Not a good translation, if I may say so. See the passage quoted in the original French on p xix of the introduction and compare with the translation: there is a blunder which destroys the whole point) Aldous Huxley." Translated by Eric Sutton from the French, and with an Introduction by Huxley. Bound in tan patterned paper-covered boards backed in tan cloth, gilt-titled to spine. In the original dust wrapper of matching patterned paper, bearing a printed label to the front panel. Light foxing to edges and endpapers, short closed tear to front panel of dust wrapper and spine slightly toned, else fine. T.e.g. With the bookplate of English author Dennis Wheatley, who was known for his bestselling thrillers and mysteries.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.