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        The Roar Of The Crowd: The True Tale Of The Rise And Fall Of A Champion

      Putnam, New York 1925 - James John "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (1886-1933) defeated the great John L. Sullivan to become world heavyweight boxing champion in1892 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Corbett's new scientific boxing technique enabled him to dodge Sullivan's rushing attacks, and wear him down with jabs. First edition. 8vo. xiv + 329pp. + 1 page of adverts at the back. Portrait frontis and tissue guard., 14 further plates. Internally very good plus, clean and bright. Dust-wrapper, sl rubbed, chipped at top and bottom of the spine which has a small blank sticker centrally placed. Larger section missing from bottom left corner of rear wrapper. Lightly rubbed else very good condition. [Hartley, 411]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        RUPERT AND THE MAGIC TOY MAN

      Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1925. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Very good condition with no wrapper. The first book of six in the Rupert Little Bear Series. Cream decorative boards with pictorial onlay to front cover. Brown cloth spine with black title. Plain endpapers. Titles of the first three books in the series on rear cover. Pages printed in blue, red or brown with one illustration to each page. Boards a little grubby. Corners and edges slightly worn. Inscription in ink dated Xmas 1925 on front pastedown, so this is a reprint in first year of publication.. A few small closed margin tears. One page has a few margin marks otherwise contents bright and clean. A very nice copy of an exceptionally rare early edition. [S]

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        History Of The Blackburn Rovers Football Club 1875-1925

      Blackburn: George Toulmin 1925 - An early history of one of the dominant clubs in the early days of the Football League. The book covers the club's glory, glory days when they were Cup winners five times in the 1880s and 1890s and two league titles before the First World War. Published to mark the club's golden jubilee. First Edition. 8vo. 219pp. Frontispiece, 28 plates. Original royal blue buckram, gilt titles to front cover and spine, spine browned and sl rubbed with wear to the head. Close to the lower margin inside f/c is dealer label of Andrew Glover, of Frances Street, Truro. A good copy of this scarce and early club history. [Seddon, B151]

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        Where the Blue Begins

      1925. first edition. A Man's Best Friend[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MORLEY, Christopher. Where the Blue Begins. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann; New York: Doubleday Page & Co., [1925]. Edition de Luxe, limited to 175 numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy No. 30. Quarto (11 x 7 3/4 in; 281 x 200 mm.). x, [2,], 227, [1, blank] pp. With four color-plates including frontispiece, and sixteen line drawings. Quarter black buckram over cream paper boards. Spine tooled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Partially unopened. Bookplate on front pastedown. A near fine copy.Where the Blue Begins is a satire about a dog named Gissing (after the author George Gissing) who lives alone (except for his Japanese butler Fuji the Pug), in a little house in the country, in a woodland suburb region called the Canine Estates… In this book all of the characters are dogs… Poodles, Spaniels, Chows, Beagles, Sealyham's, Mastiffs, Dachshunds, Whippets, Borzois', Airedales, Dobermann-Pinschers, Pointers and Scotties. The story appeared two years after Morley's collection of humorous essays Pipefuls. "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."What breed of dog was Gissing? Read the story and find out…Latimore and Haskell, p. 60. Riall, p.154.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        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' 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'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'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'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'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 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Fermé la nuit - Ouvert la nuit *

      NRF/Gallimard, Paris 1925. - Reliure signée de Ad. Lavaux, demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à nerfs décoré d'un semis d'étoiles, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés. On joint à cet illustré classieux son indispensable complément, "Ouvert la nuit", publié l'année précédente chez le même éditeur à 320 exemplaire: le nôtre, le premier des 305 numérotés sur Vergé d'Arches (après 5 Whatman avec double suite et 10 Vieux Japon avec suite), est relié en demi maroquin à bandes bleu nuit, de même facture et condition (hormis la signature du relieur et les nerfs absents - ne perdons pas les nôtres - ainsi qu'un malheureux tampon de possesseur au faux-titre) que son alter ego. Il est ymagé de six aquarelles hors-texte, soigneusement reproduites par Saudé, de Dufy, Favory (notre préféré), La Fresnaye, Lhôte (on accueille toujours ses livres avec plaisir ici), Moreau & Dunoyer de Segonzac.Ravissant ensemble décoratif, ayant préservé les fragiles et précieuses couvertures. Première édition illustrée. L'un des 370 exemplaires numérotés (344) sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, après 7 Whatman avec triple suite des gravures, le premier enrichi des dessins originaux, 10 Vieux Japon avec double suite et 30 Madagascar avec suite.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La Légion d'Honneur sa société d'entr'aide son musée. Les Anciens Ordres Français de Chevalerie

      Paris, Renouard (1925).. gr.-4°. 337 S. mit 65 tlw. farb. Taf. in Lichtdruck u. zahlr. Faksimile. OLdr. Mit Goldpräg. Kl. Bereibung am Rü. Eines von 300 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf papier vélin d'Arches. (GA 1010). Roter Ganzlederband von Ch. Vermuyse. Ganzgoldschnitt, Linienvergold auf beiden Deckeln u. Innendeckeln. Farb. Lederintarsie der Ordensmedaille am Rücken. - In publishers full red morocco with insert medal of Honor to spine.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Brautwerbung. Käfer-Ritter, von einem Zwerg begleitet, wirbt mit einer Kette um das Akelei- und Rapunzel-Fräulein. Farblithographie von 4 Platten. .

      1925 1925 - 47 x 37 cm , 23 x 17 cm, Einriss am linken Rand (1, 5 cm ins Blatt, hinterlegt) Rechts unten im Stein signiert: E. Kreidolf. [Huggler 222. - Jahresgabe der Bernischen Kunstgesellschaft 1925]. 1100 gr.

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        Brautwerbung. Käfer-Ritter, von einem Zwerg begleitet, wirbt mit einer Kette um das Akelei- und Rapunzel-Fräulein. 1925. Farblithographie auf Velin. Rechts unten im Stein signiert: E.Kreidolf.

      - 22,9 : 17,4 auf 47 : 37,3 cm. Huggler 222. – Jahresgabe der Bernischen Kunstgesellschaft 1925.

      [Bookseller: Zähringer]
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        Wild Harvest

      D. Appleton NY: D. Appleton. 1925. The Cherokee author's first book. One of the two most important debuts of modern Native American writers, the other being D'Arcy McNickle's book The Surrounded, in 1936. This one, however, preceding McNickle's book as it does by over a decade, may rightfully be called the first Native American novel of the modern era. Signed by Oskison. A small amount of foxing to the book, and some general, modest signs of wear to the cloth; a very good copy, lacking the scarce dust jacket. A landmark volume, seldom encountered at all, let alone signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        The Informer

      London, Jonathan Cape,, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a green cloth box. Bookplate to front pastedown, spine just a touch faded but an excellent copy in the nicked dust jacket with some mild tanning at the spine. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "from Liam O'Flaherty With affectionate regards to J. N. Block". The author's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tin-Printer and Box Maker - The Only Journal Devoted Solely to the Interests of the Tin Box Tade

      1925 - First 7 years (1925 - 1931) of this rare monthly, all issues (8 1/2 x 11")in excellent condition, except for bookplate on advertisement page verso across from front page of January issues in all bound volumes. Blue cloth with gilt titles on spines. Many advertisements in this specialty English industry journal. Text, As New, brighter than appears on these I-Phone photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Andalusia Bookman]
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        Deux albums photos de famille d'un étudiant vietnamien, à Nice dans les années 20

      Deux albums de photos: 20x18cm (14 planches fortes recto-verso) et 26x19cm (16 planches recto-verso, format à l'italienne). 5 photos-portrait (format carte postale) et plus de 300 petites photos noir et blanc(4,5 x 6,5cm). Les clichés sont de 1923-24-25 et peut-être du début des années 30. Bel ensemble. (TV)

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        Moussa le petit noir *

      G.Crès, Paris 1925. - Broché 25 x 20, couverture imprimée rempliée. Discrètes piqûres en tête, ex-libris de Pierre de Coubertin avec cette formule si masculine "voir loin - parler franc - agir ferme". Charmant illustré nord africain, un contrepoint au "Notes et croquis de voyages" de Maurice Barraud qui baigne dans les mêmes eaux et époques. Il possède sur ce dernier l'avantage d'un peu de couleur qui en fait toute la fraîcheur ? Retrouve-t-on cette qualité dans le texte, oeuvre de la femme du peintre ? Je laisserai le lecteur juge, n'ayant eu l'occasion de m'y plonger.Notre bel exemplaire, de provenance olympique, comporte une suite des 25 dessins en fin, dont les hors texte colorés. Édition originale. L'un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar, outre 5 Japon, 300 Rives et 15 hors commerce.

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        A history of Japan (3 volume set)

      K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Near fine, suitable for a gift. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. No dust jackets. Many maps, plates. Kegan Paul, 1925. Minor shelf wear. Ships daily.

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        A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF D. H. LAWRENCE; THE WRITINGS OF D. H. LAWRENCE 1925-1930 A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SUPPLEMENT

      Philadelphia: The Centaur Book Shop, 1925 & 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor fraying to spine tips. Near Fine copies. Two volumes bound in original cloth-backed decorated boards. The first volume is copy #40 of only 100 SIGNED by both the bibliographer and by Lawrence. The rather scarce Supplement volume is copy #39 of only 60 copies SIGNED by the bibliographer. An attractive large-paper set.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Suite gravée pour "Alchimie verbale" de Edmond Gilliard] *

      [Aux Éditions du Verseau, Lausanne 12.1925.]. - 22 bois originaux couplés par paire en 11 feuillets sur Chine 24 x 17, sous portefeuille de papier fantaisie noir et or à rabats avec lacets. Destinée aux 15 exemplaires de luxe (3 Japon et 12 Grand Hollande) de l'ouvrage du co-fondateur des éditions, cette suite rare isolée idéale pour truffer un volume défaillant.Divers essais joint sur papiers joint, totalisant 32 bois.Suite pure sans ajouts ni portefeuille, à mi-prix[Kuenzi 100]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Survey Graphic: Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro, March 1925 Issue - Vol. 6, No. 6

      New York: Survey Graphic, 1925 Extremely rare original copy of the this special issue of Graphic Survey Magazine dedicated to Harlem, black culture, and the amazing explosion of arts and literature coming out of there at the time. Former library copy with stamp on front wrapper, otherwise no library markings. Front and rear wrappers are detached but present and with minimal loss along stapled edge. Internally text is clean and binding remains intact aside for the leaf comprising pages 709, 710 which are detached from binding. All illustrations and text are bright and clean. This issue is a truly monumental moment in world and especially American cultural history. The issue was guest edited by Alain Locke who gathered together the great minds and artists of Harlem to contribute to this issue, including Langston Hughes; Jean Toomer, W.E.B DuBois, Albert Barnes, etc. This issue was the foundation for Locke's work, The New Negro, published later that year and for bringing attention to the movement that would come to be called the Harlem Renaissance.

      [Bookseller: Boston Rare Book Loft]
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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 13: Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter

      Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart 1925 - 2 vols: vii, [ii], 613, 80 fine colour plates. 4to. HB. Half morocco. Vg copy: top corner cut from title page; a few pages slightly affected by adhesion to facing page (minor surface damage to two figures on one plate; small perforation to another - not affecting figures). Text German. African Butterflies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
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        Barchester Novels, The

      1925. A Fine Set of Anthony Trollope’s “Barchester Novels”TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Barchester Novels. London: Robert Hayes, [n.d., 1925]. Six octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). ix, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank], 492; vi, 492; vi, [1], [1, blank], 648; vi, 514; [6], 279, [1, blank]; vi, 475, [1, blank] pp. Eighty black and white plates (including frontispieces).Comprising: Doctor Thorne, with eight plates by H.L. Shindler; Framley Parsonage, with six plates by Sir John E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A.; The Warden, with eight full-page illustrations by F. C. Tilney; Barchester Towers, with eight plates by F.C. Tilney; The Small House at Allington, with eighteen plates by Sir John E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A.; and The Last Chronicle of Barset, with thirty-two plates by George H. Thomas. Original green diagonally-ribbed cloth. Front cover ruled in blind with gilt facsimile signature of Anthony Trollope in center, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, back cover ruled in blind. A fine set. Original green dust jackets printed in black (light wear to dust jackets).The illustrations for Framley Parsonage and The Small House at Allington by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) first appeared in The Cornhill Magazine’s 1860-1862 first edition serializations; they are considered by Houfe to be the best examples of Millais’s “sketchy modern style for the contemporary illustration” (Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 228). George Housman Thomas’s (1824-1868) illustrations for The Last Chronicle of Barset originally appeared in Smith, Elder’s 1866-1867 thirty-two part serialized first edition in wrappers.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        MAMBOU ET SON AMOUR

      Paris: René Kieffer, [1925].. iv,221,[3]pp. including map. Octavo. Full black Niger morocco, raised bands, elaborately decorated in blind with an African shield motif, t.e.g., original decorated wrappers bound in, by Kieffer. A fine copy. First illustrated edition, with color "Décors négres" by Jean Vergély. Prefatory note by Raymond Escholier. This is copy #1 of fifty copies specially printed on Japon Imperial, in addition to one thousand copies on vélin. The first edition of this fictional depiction of life in the Congo and environs appeared in 1924, and was picked up in the then current vogue for explorations of African exoticism. MONOD 2634. WORK, p. 238.

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        Rêveries d'un promeneur solitaire. Dessins de Bernard Naudin. [reliure signée de l'UCAD]

      Paris: René Kieffer, 1925. Livre. Illus. by Bernard Naudin. Très bon. Reliure signée. In-8. Paris, René Kieffer, 1925. Coll. "L'amour des livres" (n° 4). 20,5 x 14,5 cm (R), in-8, 217 (2) pp., ornements en vert dans le texte, reliure de plein maroquin vert émeraude, dos à 4 nerfs repoussés, ornements géométriques à froid et en or sur les mors et au dos, contreplats mosaïqués de maroquin noir en encadrement, encadrement d'or et à froid, doublure de moire, tête dorée, couverture illustrée et dos conservés (reliure signée U.C.A.D. [Union Centrale de Arts Décoratifs]). Tirage à 1050 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 1000 sur vélin teinté de cuve (n° 298). Très rare reliure signée de l'UCAD, probablement présentée à l'une des expositions des Arts décoratifs vers 1925-1930. Le dos a intégralement viré au brun, sinon parfait..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        TERRE DE CHANAAN

      Paris Emile-Paul Frères 1925. 19.2x25 cm., 293 pp., édition illustrée de 20 gravures sur bois en couleurs par Pierre Falké, relié demi-maroquin vert à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 369 exemplaires dont 300 sur papier vergé de rives numérotés de 70 à 369.

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        Mrs. Dalloway

      London: Hogarth Press, 1925. First Edition. Light foxing, especially to preliminary pages, light bump to one corner. VG (no Dust Jacket). Extremely uncommon first edition

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        The Uncollected Work of Aubrey Beardsley 82/110 Ltd Ed

      Bodley Head 1925. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st edition Bodley Head 1925. No. 82 of a limitation of just 110 with extra illustrations on Japan vellum, bound in cream buckram, gilt illustrations and titling. Upper hinge cracked but solid, slight bumping to corners, else a very good copy of the limited edition. Complete with all 162 numbered and 6 unnumbered plates.

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        Of Aucassin and Nicolette. A translation in prose and verse from the old French together with Amabel and Amoris

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1925. Hard Cover. Fine. Woodroffe, Paul. Woodroffe, Paul. Hard Cover. 8vo. SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR AND ILLUSTRATOR. 90 of 160 copies. The illustrations are from drawings by Paul Woodroffe which have been engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. The story of Aucassin and Nicolette dates from the early 13th century and is about two young lovers (the son of a count and a slave girl) who are forbidden to marry. They endure many adventures before they finally wed, some of which are quite humorous. After marriage, Nicolette is revealed to be a Saracean princess. The second tale of Amabel and Amoris is also about young lovers. This is a beautiful edition of these classic tales. Fine in a signed binding by Henry Sotheran of Piccadilly. It is bound in marbled calf boards with title and author labels to the spine. There are six compartments to the spine with elaborate gilt decoration and raised bands. The dentelles are also heavily decorated. The interior is pristine with four full page illustrations, initials, head pieces, and tail pieces. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper at the Shakespeare Head Press. 106 pages. LIT/042108.

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Exterior Design Details, and Plaster Details, Including Hand Colored Drawings, for Laundry Building for W. H. Woodfield on 9th St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1925 - June 1927. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 56 sheets. Job #175. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        The Birds of Australia

      London,: H.F. & G. Witherby,, 1925.. Two volumes, large quarto; a fine set, uncut in the original printed wrappers. This two-part supplement to the Birds of Australia was issued separately and intended as a monograph in its own right. Sub-titled 'Books used in the preparation of this work with a few biographical details of authors and collectors', it is still an important bibliographical source.

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        Promenades foraines

      Editions de la "Vache rose" Bruxelles: Editions de la "Vache rose", 1925. Livre. Illus. by Edgard Tyrgat. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. Bruxelles, Editions de la "Vache rose", 1925. 28 x 34,5 cm (portefeuille) et 26 x 33 cm (planches), table des planches et 8 gravures sur bois en noir hors texte, en feuilles sous chemise à rabat rose imprimée. Tirage à 100 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 80 sur Featherweight (n° 89). Cet album reprend, cette fois-ci en noir, les six planches parues en 1919 dans "Carrousels et baraques" et en ajoute deux : l'autoportrait de l'artiste et "Bourgeois belges en promenade dominicale". Suite rare et somptueuse. Chemise partiellement et légèrement décolorée comportant au dernier plat une petite étiquette d'inventaire et une petite inscription, autoportrait bruni en marges..

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        Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" - The Intimate Diary of A Professional Lady

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First Edition. Second issue, with "Devine" on Contents page. Octavo (19cm); red ribbed cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover, with small blind-stamped publisher's device to lower quadrant of spine panel; dustjacket; 217pp. Slight lean to spine; spine ends and corners touched, still a pleasing, fresh copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped but chipped at spine ends and extremities (no loss to text), toned and dusted overall; Very Good. Illustrated by Ralph Barton.

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        GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. Very Good. Second state with "Devine" on contents page. Inscribed by the author: "To Mr. and Mrs. Pell | the best publicity agents an author ever had. Affectionately Anita Loos | Nov. 3, 1925." Book Very Good with spine a bit dulled and cocked, several newspaper clippings are tipped in on the early pages, presumably publicity work of the Pells. A comic novel about the roaring 20s and a runaway best seller. Inspired in part by H. L. Mencken and supported by him. Edith Wharton declared it was "The great American novel." There have been numerous adaptations for stage and screen, the most famous being the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe where she sang "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Quite uncommon with a personal inscription in the year of publication. Very Good.

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        THE DOWER HOUSE MYSTERY

      New York: Small, Maynard & Co. 1925. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards, small area of rubbing spots to front panel. Still A very nice bright clean copy of a very scarce Wentworth title. .

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        Arrowsmith

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1925). The limited edition of Lewis' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, an award Lewis declined. This was the third book in the string of critical and commercial successes Lewis enjoyed in the 1920s, following Main Street and Babbitt and preceding Elmer Gantry and Dodsworth. In 1930, Lewis became the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. This is number 327 of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. A little offsetting to the hinges and a horizontal crease to the spine label, otherwise a fine copy in what appears to be the original acetate dust jacket, in a supplied slipcase, which follows the design of the original. One of the most attractive copies of this edition that we have seen. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Poor Cecco

      NY: Doran, (1925). Octavo. 175pp., + 7ff. plates. First trade edition. Illustrated with seven full-page color plates, as well as black & white drawings in the text. Pictorial endpapers by Rackham. Written by the author of The Velveteen Rabbit, this scarcer Arthur Rackham title traces the adventures of a wooden dog, Cecco, and his rag puppy friend, Bulka. First published in the United States without an English counterpart. Spine ends slightly bumped, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped blue cloth with the scarce pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped to the head of the spine and has a few short tears to extremities.

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        ONCE ON A TIME

      1925. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. ONCE ON A TIME by A.A. Milne. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1925]. 8vo, blue gilt pictorial cloth, gilt decorated spine, 269p., Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw slightly frayed at top of spine). This fantasy was first issued in 1917 without illustrations, this is the first Robinson edition and the first to be commercially successful. Illustrated by him with color dust wrapper, color frontis, pictorial endpapers, plus many lovely line illus. in text. This is a nice bright copy, scarce in the dust wrapper.

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        La Bataille. [Auguste Blaizot Edition]. [WITH HAND-COLOURED PLATES]

      Paris, Auguste Blaizot, 1925.. Quarto. Pp. (vi) dedication leaf, preface, 274. Title-page printed in red and black. Hand-coloured lithograph to title, and 106 other hand-coloured lithographs, some of which are full-page. Initials printed in red. Footnotes. Uncut. Original card wrappers with integrated dust-jacket of heavy paper, lithographed and hand-coloured. Handsome bookplate to prelim. In exceptionally fine condition. An excellent copy indeed, beautifully preserved. - - First edition. Printed in a limited edition of 350 copies on hand-made paper, of which this copy is number 330. Text printed in 1922 by Jacoub et Aulard, Paris. The fine illustrations were lithographed by Maurice Potin three years later. In this edition they are furthermore all either finely washed in hues of black, or fully hand-coloured in aquarelle. A remarkable classic, exceedingly scarce in this superbly produced edition, particularly so in the original, hand-coloured binding.

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        AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his son James about his injured leg

      Marion, Nov. 19 [@1925]. Letter. Normal creases from folding. Near Fine. A two-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER on both sides of Roosevelt's personal Hyde Park stationery, completely in FDR's hand, to his son James Roosevelt SIGNED as "Father." In full: "It is mighty nice news that the leg is getting on well & that nothing happened to a nerve or bone - but it must be hard to lug around a heavy plaster cast. My heart went out to you that Wednesday on the first play - I have never known quite such a piece of hard luck - and to have lost the game would after that have been too much - I can't tell you the number of old grads from Bob Emmons down who came up & sympathized with you & me - & nearly all of them made the point that you had done your full share in the building up of the team, & that you share fully in final victory. I am sending you 'One Increasing Purpose' by Hutchinson - I like it & I think you will if you can get into it past the first 100 pages-- I expect to get to Aunt Margaret's on Thanksgiving Day at about noon & hope to find both you & Elliott - I take it you both will go back to school [Groton] that night. Write me details - I will return to Marion at 4 p.m. so on to let Ray & John have their Thanksgiving Dinner that night. Ever your affectionate Father." James Roosevelt broke his leg during his final year at Groton, ending his football career. He became an insurance executive, a position he left in 1937 to become secretary to his father in the White House. He was decorated for his service as a Marine in World War II.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Anatomy of Melancholy

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1925.. 4to. (12.25 x 8 inches). Two volumes. Vol.I: xv + 299. Vol.II: 301-588 + 3. Illustrations by McKnight Kauffer. Quarter parchment over Italian printed paper boards, gilt to spine. All edges uncut. Some pages unopened. Parchment spines trifle darkened, trifle marked and spotted, paper boards trifle marked. Lower corners trifle bumped. Dealers' marks in pencil to opening blanks. O/w contents Fine. No.312 of edition limited to 750 numbered copies. Handsome books. Limited edition

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        AUTOGRAPH NOTE, SIGNED WITH INITIALS.

      London. 27 November 1925. - Five closely written lines on an example of his printed compliments card 54 x 115 mm). Very good. To an unspecified recipient, Shaw responds: "I have corrected the story. It is authentic as it now stands. English people will believe anything about Ireland; but though anyone can baptize a child to save it from limbo, I doubt the verger's acquaintance with that legal fact. Anyhow, he would never have dared to understudy the rector. G.B.S."

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        KNAVE OF HEARTS. With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. First edition and the best issue bound in cloth and oversized. Decorated with a beautiful colourplate pictorial cover, stunning pictorial endleaves and a profusion of very fine colour illustrations throughout by Maxfield Parrish. 4to, (350 x 295 mm), publisher’s original black cloth with the full size pictorial colour pastedown on the upper cover, and colour illustrated endpapers. (47) pp. A very beautiful copy of this lavish book, the best we have ever offered, especially fine and essentially pristine and near mint. A SUPERIOR COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS BRILLIANT ILLUSTRATED BOOK. THIS IS THE BEST COPY OF THE BOOK THAT WE HAVE EVER BEEN ABLE TO OFFER. Perhaps Parrish's best work, and certainly a very scarce book in nice condition. As Parrish himself said, "The reason I wanted to illustrate THE KNAVE OF HEARTS was on account of the bully opportunity it gives for a very good time making the pictures. Imagination could run riot, bound down by no period, just good fun and all sorts of things." Quoted in Ludwig, p. 48. For sixty-five years Parrish worked in widely varied fields---book illustration, magazine illustration, posters and advertisements, paintings and murals---rendering realm of the imagination with sharp-focus realism. So well known and popular was his work F. Scott Fitzgerald , for example, described the reflection in a restaurant window as being the color of ‘Maxfield Parrish moonlight.’

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        The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders and Maxfield Parrish (1925) ,scribners,rare,folio

      Good+ with no dj. 1st hardcover edition. Scribners 1925. Folio hardcover. Book is tight,front cover clean, rear cover with significan staining and abrasions, no markings inside except neat owner signature, pagfes clean

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        The Knave of Hearts

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. Very Good +. A clean, Very Good + copy of the book. Original black cloth with mounted cover illustration and pictorial endpapers. Tape stains and scuff marks on the front panel, rear panel with minor scuffs and soiling. Internal contents generally in excellent condition. Complete with the full compliment of illustrations by Maxfield Parrish, his last and most brilliant book illustration project. Parrish worked for three years on the illustrations for the book, creating an elaborate model of the castle to use for his inspiration. In agreeing to work on the project, Parrish wrote: "You must understand all this layout to be in gorgeous color. The landscapes back of the figures in the cover lining - a very beautiful affair illuminated by a golden late afternoon sun: castles, waterfall, rocks and mountains." (Letter from Oct. 24, 1920 to H. Chapin of Scribner's). Very Good +.

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