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        EARLY POEMS AND STORIES. Signed

      New York: MacMillan, 1925 Yeats, William Butler. EARLY POEMS AND STORIES. Signed. New York: Macmillan, 1925. First US trade Edition. Publisher's blind embossed green cloth, gilt. 8vo., 528pp. Neatly signed by Yeats in dark blue fountain pen on the title page. The previous owner has inked information about the signing around the Yeats' signature. A very good bright copy lacking the uncommon dustwrapper, treated to modest expert archical restoration at the head & heel of the spine, endpapers expertly replaced. This is now a handsome ExLibrary copy with library stamp to the bottom of the title page. Housed in a custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. Very uncommon. . Signed by Author. First Trade.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Bounty of Sweden: a Meditation, and a Lecture Delivered before the Royal Swedish Academy and Certain Notes by William Butler Yeats.

      Dublin; The Cuala Press, 1925. (2), 53, (2, 1 blank) pp. Original linenbacked grey boards with paper-label on spine printed in black, and with title also on the front board. Publisher's device, first chapter heading and the colophon printed in red. Minor corner loss at the spine-label. Some pages with light creasing. A glimpse of tissue in the gutter before p. 1. Small stain in lower margin of. pp. 11 and 12. Contents otherwise bright and clean. A fine copy. The edition was limited to 400 copies. Contains a preface; 'The Bounty of Sweden' (prev. published in 'The Dial' and in 'The London Mercury' (Sept. 1924); his Nobel lecture: 'The Irish Dramatic Movement' (first published in 'Le Prix Nobel en 1923' (1924)), and six 'Notes', two of them not previously published. 'The Bounty' is a kind of travel journal from the author's stay in Sweden 1923. Wade 146

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World: In Four Parts by Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, & then a captain of several ships

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1925. Very Good +. Jones, David. 2 volumes: full-page hand-colored woodcut maps and many in-text woodcuts, some hand-colored; 26 cm. Original white buckram and black paper binding with gilt-tooled spine titles. Printed by Robert Gibbings; the illustrations were designed and engraved on wood by David Jones. This is number 299 of a limited edition of 480 copies. The text it taken from the Bohn edition. In Very Good+ Condition: the white buckram is slightly soiled; the black paper is rubbed with minor loss; pages and illustrations are clean and bright.&

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        Faust

      London: George G. Harrap, 1925. One quarter vellum gilt over gray paper boards. 1000 copies for UK and 1000 copies for USA only, this being the UK edition. Number 346 signed by Harry Clarke. 21 full page illustrations (8 in colour). Decorated endpapers. The vellum is still white, in exquisite condition. Wear at the corners of the boards o/w fine. . Signed By the Artist. 1st of This Edition. Quarter Vellum. About Fine.. Illus. by Harry Clarke. Quarto.

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        FAUST. By Goethe

      New York: Dingwall Rock Ltd., [1925].. Quarto. Quarter gilt vellum and paper over boards, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Color frontis, head and tailpieces, plates (some color, some monochrome), pictorial endsheets. Foretips modestly bruised, paper on rear board lifting slightly along a bit of the joint with the vellum, otherwise a very good copy, without slipcase or dust jacket. First edition, U.S. issue, of this illustrated edition, being one of 1000 numbered copies for the U.S., signed by Harry Clarke, from a total edition of two thousand copies. The text is the translation by John Auster. One of the highlights of Clarke's career as a book illustrator.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Faust. From the German by John Auster. Illustrated by Harry Clarke

      London: George Harrap and Company Ltd., 1925., 1925. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 1000 copies of which this No167 and SIGNED by H. Clarke. 4to. Superbly clean publisher's quarter vellum with gilt titles to spine, grey boards, pictorial end papers, top edge gilt others untrimmed. With 21 full page illustrations in colour and black and white, and numerous in-text black and white drawings. Corners bumped and lightly rubbed. A superb bright copy held in a protective cloth slipcase. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribners. 1925.. First edition, first printing with “chatter” on p. 60, line 16, “northern” on p. 119, line 22, “it’s” on p. 165, line 16, “away” on p. 165, line 29, “sick in tired” on p. 205, lines 9-10, and “Union Street station” on p. 211, lines 7-8. Octavo, original dark green cloth. A very fine copy in a very good first issue dust jacket, with lowercase “j” in “jay Gatsby” on the back panel, hand-corrected in ink. The dust jacket has had some restoration to the folds, tape removed and some tears repaired that include expert recoloring to portions to the upper and lower spine. An excellent copy, extremely rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Pola Negri [Cyrillic]

      Moscow, Library of Popular Film,, 1925. Small octavo. Single quire wire stitched into pictorial pink wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Stock browning as always, very short split at the fold, numeral to inside of lower wrapper. An outstanding copy of a tissue thin gossamer of a book. First edition, first printing. The author's first book and a rare one. This biography of the leading silent screen actresses of her day was written at the age of 20. It was the only book to be published in Russia before Rand emigrated. Her second work also devoted to the cinema was released without authority after she had fled for America. Only two or three copies have appeared at auction in 30 years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Prisoners of War. A Play in Three Acts

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1925. Octavo. Original orange cloth, printed paper label to spine. With the supplied dust jacket. Some minor spotting to fore edge, terminal leaves lightly browned, spine faded title label tanned and rubbed but a very nice copy in the dust jacket with a couple of tears and a small chip to the lower panel. First edition, first impression, hardback issue. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For my dear George 'Conrad', with my admiration & gratitude. Joe. Aug. 20 1925". George Hayes (1888-1967), then a noted young Shakespearean actor, took the leading part of Ackerley's alter ego, Captain Conrad, in the first production on 5 July 1925, a Sunday night performance at the Royal Court Theatre under the aegis of Phyllis Whitworth's Three Hundred Club. Others in the cast included the actors Raymond Massey and Carleton Hobbs, and the designer James Whale, future director of The Bride of Frankenstein, while the audience included Hugh Walpole, T. E. Lawrence, John Lehmann and Siegfried Sassoon. Presenting the play under club conditions was a well-established way of evading the need for the Lord Chamberlain's licence, and necessary for Ackerley's daring work, the first twentieth-century play produced upon the London or Broadway stage to deal with homosexual desire.

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        Auguste BROUET. Jesus-la-Caille

      Paris: Editions de l'Estampe, 1925. From a total edition of 272 copies, this example is from the tête edition of 50 copies on Madagascar hand-made paper with 30 original etchings, 10 of them full-page, by Auguste Brouet. 11 x 8.5 inches, 225 pages, text in French. Bound in an outstanding Art Deco binding by Soudée, signed by the master binder. Full dark-blue morocco with a geometric mosaic of silver, burgundy, brown and beige leather onlays on both covers, plain spine with a burgundy onlay stamped in black. The original wrappers preserved and bound-in, top edge gilt; double endleaves of silk and hand-painted heavy stock; housed in quarter morocco chemise with gilt on spine; matching slipcase. A very handsome illustrated book in a unique spectacular Art Deco binding. Reference: Monod 2247.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Mrs. Dalloway

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1925. First edition, first printing. Publisher's deep rust cloth, gilt to spine, yellow topstain. One of 2,000 copies. A near fine copy, with two light scuffs to spine (barely noticeable), the faintest wear to extremities and light offsetting to endpapers. A beautifully clean and tight copy of one of Woolf's most famous novels. Kirkpatrick A9a, Woolmer 82.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Der Prozess (The Trial)

      Berlin, Verlag Die Schmiede. 1925, 1925. First Edition in German. 8vo. Fine in publisher's dark green cloth, very minor edgewear. In a fabulously fragile black, white and blue dust-wrapper with very minor edgewear and chipping and a 1.5cm triangle of loss to the base of the spine just below three small holes. The front and rear panels are robust and bright but the spine panel is toned and dry. Two items of publisher's promotional material are loosely inserted. Internally bright and fresh. A major highspot, particularly scarce in a wrapper. This particular novel can be seen on a myriad of different levels, superficially as a cautionary tale of beaurocracy run amok, but also as a sensitive investigation into the manner in which individuals have to fight to retain (or even attain) their own sense of identity and destiny in the midst of a universe which is, largely (well, pretty much completely if you happen to be a bookdealer), absurd and insane. A fabulously good copy of a very important work from an author now widely considered to by one of the most original and influential fiction writers of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        ALMANACCO LETTERARIO BOMPIANI

      Milano,: Mondadori/Unitas/Bompiani,, 1925-1999.. In-8 p. e in-8 gr., bross. e cartonato edit. Di questa rivista annuale illustrata offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" cosi&#146; composto:<br>& 40 volumi che comprendono il periodo che va dal 1925 al 1980, oltre al volume su Pirandello, curato da Leonardo Sciascia del 1987, e a quello su Sciascia, curato da Matteo Collura e pubblicato nel 1999.<br> & L&#146;Almanacco Letterario Bompiani - il più importante del Novecento - temporalmente può suddividersi in due gruppi: il primo dal 1925 al 1942; il secondo (dopo una sosta di 16 anni dovuta alla guerra e ai suoi postumi) dal 1959 al 1980. & Dal punto di vista del formato, dal 1925 al 1933 sono nove i volumi in-8 p.; dal 1934 in poi sono trentadue i volumi in-8 gr.<br>& La caratteristica dell&#146;Almanacco Letterario Bompiani è di non essere solo letterario, ma di dare anche grande importanza alla grafica, alle illustrazioni e alla pubblicità.<br>& In altre parole, dare un rilievo all&#146;elemento &#147;visuale&#148;, in modo assolutamente unico. A riprova possiamo citare la partecipazione di artisti come Angoletta, Zavattini, Munari, Carboni e decine di altri autori del settore.& La raccolta inoltre costituisce un continuo specchio della cultura di epoche diverse: da quella fascista, a quella del dopoguerra, a quella degli ultimi anni del &#145;900.& Due volumi con dorsi restaurati, due con dorso rifatto, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato (good copy).

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        THE GREAT GATSBY. Custom Clamshell Case

      New York, [1925, Book Date]: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1925 Elegant Custom Leather Fitted Modern Collector&#39;s Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, the case is elaborately gilt decorated at the spine & features a sculpted upper cover, after the famous dustwrapper&#39;s wispy illustrated portrait of Daisy. A unique & beautiful Hand-Made custom leather case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for over 100 generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included.. 1st Edition. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Great Gatsby

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1925. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. Spine a little rolled with gilt somewhat rubbed, corners nicked, upper hinge weak but holding. Withal a good copy. First edition, first printing, first state with "chatter" p.60:16, "northern" p.119:22, "sick in tired" p.205:9-10, and "Union Street station" p. 211:7-8.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lot of 15 Albums and Programs from Folies-Bergere and the Paris Music Hall scene, including: La Revue des Folies Bergers, Premier - Septieme Albums; La Revue d&#39;Amour; Premier Album de Souvenirs des Music Halls de Paris; Casino de Paris; Paris-Beautes; Bal du Moulin Rouge; Montmartre; etc

      Paris: Editions Artistiques de Paris. ca. 1925-1935. Paperback. Very Good. Softcover quartos, each printed in color with truly incredible photographs and illustrations from the beginning of the Paul Derval era, which featured his infamous "small nude women" in elaborate costuming. Several of the volumes prominently feature Josephine Baker, whose banana skirt and strip tease routine caused a sensation amidst the Parisian fascination with negritude in the 1920s. Though Baker&#39;s success did not extend to the Unites States, she was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture,&#39; Zouzou&#39;, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. The programs are all in very good or better condition, several with charming die-cut cover windows, others housed in original glassine. As evidenced by the photographs, these are truly exquisite items from the peak of Paris Music Halls and 20s glamour. Lot includes: La Revue des Folies Bergere- Premier, Second, Troisieme, Quatrieme, Cinquieme, Sixieme, and Septieme Albums (1923-1929); Paris- Beautes au Music-Hall (c. 1926) & Paris Beautes Deuxieme Album (1927); Premier Album de Souvenirs des Music Halls de Paris (c. 1925); Folies Bergeres: La Revue d&#39;Amour (1933); Bal du Moulin Rouge (c. 1920); Tout Paris au Casino de Paris (c. 1928); Montmartre (ca. 1926).

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        Jardins

      Paris - Editions d&#39;Art Charles Moreau, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A portfolio of 40 plates depicting deco gardens, released in conjunction with the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs. A portfolio of quarter cloth, with paper covered boards. Unbound as issued. Ties intact. With 40 heliotype plates and plans, one sided and loosely inserted. The 12 colour Pochoirs coloured by Jean Saud and two other plates have been removed. There are 40 plates of the original 54. Missing the eight text pages, including the title page. The gardens shownwere designed by Albert Laprade, J. C. N. Forestier, Robert Mallet Stevens, Pierre Legrain, Charles Plume, Gabriel Guevrekian, Jacques Georges Lambert among many others. The Exposition Internationale des Arts Dcoratifs et Industriels Modernes was a World&#39;s fair held in Paris, France from April to October 1925. The term Art Deco was derived by shortening the words Arts Dcoratifs in the title of this exposition. Artistic creation in the annes folles in France is marked by this event, when on this occasion many ideas of the international avant-garde in the fields of architecture and applied arts were brought together. Condition: Unbound. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping. Internally the pages are clean, with very slight browning to the page edges, and the very occasional handling mark. Overall the condition is fair due to missing plates, but otherwise very good indeed..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        BATIMENTS ET JARDINS. Exposition Des Arts Décoratifs (Decoratifs) Paris 1925. Cent Planches en Héliogravure (Heliogravure) Avec Une Introdiction et Des Notices

      Paris:: Editions Albert Levy,, 1925. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ portfolio with cloth spine and cardboard covers. With 55 p. pamphlet and 100 photographic plates laid-in. All plates are present. Mild foxing to pamphlet. Pamphlet pages uncut. Cardboard portfolio missing ties. Mild scuffs and edge wear to portfolio. Edge wear to photographic plates. Folio.

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        Ralph 124 C 41 +. A Romance of the Year 2660

      Boston: The Stratford Company 1925, 1st Edition. () 293pp. Very good. Octavo. Powder blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (somewhat washed out). Light wear to ends of spine with some mild professional restoration done. Very light bumping to corners. B / W frontis. B / W plates throughout some with some mild wear and creasing around edges. A very sparse scattering of foxing within text block. Clean, tight text block. A lovely copy. This early science fiction novel was originally written by the American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, as a twelve-part serial in Modern Electrics magazine beginning in April 1911. It was later compiled into a novel / book form in 1925. Considered one of the most influential science fiction stories of all time. The title itself is a play on words, meaning "one to foresee for many."..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        MY BOOK HOUSE [COMPLETE 9 VOLS WITH ORIGINAL WOODEN HOUSE]

      Chicago: The Bookhouse for Children. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925- 1928. hardcover. Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; As well as the scarce actual grey and red wooden house this includes the complete silver and green 6 volume set of My Bookhouse (1925-1928) in the original edition, bound in green/gray marbled cloth with color pictorial covers, minor faults but overall VG condition. The 3 larger color pictorial storybooks that accompany it (1925, 1926, 1927) are in VG condition. THe house is sturdily built and other than expected wear and tear to be found to an 85 year old house, there is some loss to the plywood lamination on the bottom right panel and the lower left of the rear roof line. Wonderfully original, unrepaired and unsophisticated condition. Scarcely ever seen complete with the original house made to house the set! 22" high by 14.25" wide and 13.5" deep. Books themselves from 9.5 to 11.5" tall. Miller&#39;s fairy tale story began with an idea to collect the greatest quality art and stories for children. Starting from nothing each volume grew in popularity and provided the funds for the next until she achieved success. Notably she used artists such as Will Pogany, Milo Winter and printed the first color plate by N C Wyeth [cover of vol 4]. Weight is 35lbs. .

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        Le Portefeuille des Peintres Graveurs Independants pour 1925. II. Eaux-Fortes

      Editions Albert Morance`, Paris, 1925. Le Portefeuille des Peintres Graveurs Independants pour 1925 -II- Eaux-Fortes. With 5 original prints, all signed and numberd by: Marc Chagall "Nu", O.Coubine "Paysage", D.Galanis "Nature Morte au pichet", J.E.Laboureur "Le 14 Juillet", Leopold Levy "Le Chemin de la Foret". One of 75 copies. Ref: Cramer books 4; Kornfeld 39.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        ALMANACCO LETTERARIO BOMPIANI.

      In-8 p. e in-8 gr., bross. e cartonato edit. Di questa rivista annuale illustrata offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" cosi? composto: 40 volumi che comprendono il periodo che va dal 1925 al 1980, oltre al volume su Pirandello, curato da Leonardo Sciascia del 1987, e a quello su Sciascia, curato da Matteo Collura e pubblicato nel 1999. L?Almanacco Letterario Bompiani - il più importante del Novecento - temporalmente può suddividersi in due gruppi: il primo dal 1925 al 1942; il secondo (dopo una sosta di 16 anni dovuta alla guerra e ai suoi postumi) dal 1959 al 1980. Dal punto di vista del formato, dal 1925 al 1933 sono nove i volumi in-8 p.; dal 1934 in poi sono trentadue i volumi in-8 gr. La caratteristica dell?Almanacco Letterario Bompiani è di non essere solo letterario, ma di dare anche grande importanza alla grafica, alle illustrazioni e alla pubblicità. In altre parole, dare un rilievo all?elemento ?visuale?, in modo assolutamente unico. A riprova possiamo citare la partecipazione di artisti come Angoletta, Zavattini, Munari, Carboni e decine di altri autori del settore. La raccolta inoltre costituisce un continuo specchio della cultura di epoche diverse: da quella fascista, a quella del dopoguerra, a quella degli ultimi anni del ?900. Due volumi con dorsi restaurati, due con dorso rifatto, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato (good copy).

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        What of It?

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1925. First. First edition, first issue, with pages 200-201 in incorrect order, in first state jacket. Corners a bit rubbed, a very good or better copy in good plus dustwrapper with age-toning, some modest loss at the crown affecting the title and several professional internal mends to strengthen the folds. A particularly thin paper jacket, copies that survive in reasonable shape are exceptionally uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MANUALE DELL'ARCHITETTO. Compilato sulla traccia del Baukunde des Architekten.

      In-8 gr., 2 voll. in 10 tomi (compresa l'Appendice), mz. pelle edit. (lievi abras.). Questa ricercata opera, illustrata da migliaia di figure nel t., da tabelle e tavv. f.t., è cosi' composta: - Vol. I - Parte I: "Materiali, elementi costruttivi e finimenti esterni delle fabbriche", pp. 1012. - Vol. I: La costruzione architettonica - Parte II. "Elementi complementari od accessori e finimenti interni" - Sezione I: "Lavori da falegname, da fabbro, ecc. Intonachi. Rivestimenti. Provvista e distribuzione dell'acqua. Ghiacciaie. Lavanderie. Smaltimento dei rifiuti. Freddo artificiale", pp. 782. - Vol. I - Parte II - Sezione II: "Impianti di illuminazione, di riscaldamento e di aereazione, di telegrafia e telefonia, di elevatori-ascensori", pp. 540. - Vol. II. "La composizione architettonica" - Parte I: "Distribuzione" - Sezione I: "Abitazioni civili. Edifici religiosi. Edifici per Istituti di educazione. Edifici di conforto. Stabilimenti balneari. Edifici per il servizio postale, telegrafico e telefonico", pp. 1118. - Vol. II - Parte I - Sezione II: "Stabilimenti carcerari, penitenziari, di correzione e di soccorso. Mercati del bestiame, ammazzatoi e macellerie. Mercati coperti. Magazzini commerciali di deposito e di approvvigionamenti. Esposizioni, Istituti di credito e commerciali", pp. 777. - Vol. II - Parte I - Sezione III: "Sedi di società commerciali, di aziende giornalistiche, librarie ed editrici. Locali e fabbricati per il commercio. Stabilimenti sanitari. Ricoveri, ospizi, asili vari", pp. 794. - Vol. II - Parte I - Sezione IV: "Biblioteche e archivi. Impianti e fabbricati per lo sport. Impianti ed edifici per pubblici spettacoli. Edifici e impianti per intrattenimenti, assemblee, festeggiamenti, ecc. Sedi di associazioni per scopi vari. Studi per artisti, professionisti e fotografi", pp. 852. - Vol. II - Parte I - Sezione V: "Edifici amministrativi. Palazzi per il parlamento. Edifici giudiziari", pp. 525. - Vol. II - Parte II: "Decorazione od estetica architettonica", pp. 285. - "Appendice": "La sicurezza dei fabbricati. L'igiene nella costruzione. L'acustica e l'ottica. Restauri, consolidamenti, ecc. L'urbanistica. La professione dell'architetto-costruttore", pp. 492, con 303 figg. e 10 tavv. per lo più ripieg. Cfr. Pagliaini,I, p. 469. I primi 5 tomi sono in ristampa stereotipa. Esempl. molto ben conservato. Raro trovare l'opera completa.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      1925. 1. STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. London: Collins, no date, circa 1925. 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/2"), full leather with round gilt pictorial vignette on cover, top edge gilt, [192]p., FINE IN PUBLISHER'S BOX with color plate on cover (some fading to box). Illustrated by KATE ELIZABETH OLVER with color pictorial endpapers, 4 color plates plus numerous full and partial page black and whites. There is also a 14 page introduction by Laurence Alma Tadema. This is a very scarce edition of these classic poems, rare in the box.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        THE KING'S BREAKFAST.

      An hand-coloured limited edition broadside, illustrated by E. H. Shepard, and issued by Methuen and Co., undated, but circa 1925. One from a portfolio set of six such broadsides. This is number 153 from a limited edition of 250 such sets. Mounted, ready for framing. Mount: 67 x 55 cm. Couple of minor spots; tiny area of indentation; else a fine copy. Very scarce. Please note that price is subject to VAT at the current rate.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Roderigo of Bivar

      William Edwin Rudge Mount Vernon, New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1925. Octavo. 51pp. One of 500 copies. A one-act play, set in Medieval Spain, by the English poet and dramatist T. Sturge Moore. Designed by Bruce Rogers and bound in full golden morocco by Peter Franck, who at one time executed tooled leather bindings for the Roycroft Shop, where he worked alongside Dard Hunter, Louis Kinder, and Sterling Lord. Franck later went to work for Rudge before opening his own bindery in Connecticut, where he bound a number of Dard Hunter's Mountain House Press books. This binding features a center gilt-tooled design to both boards, fashioned of printers' ornaments that were probably designed by Rogers. Some of the ornaments are repeated in a gilt border to the outer edges of the boards, on the turn-ins, and on the spine, which is in five compartments with gilt lettering to the center compartment. Franck's imprint appears in gilt at the bottom of the spine and on the rear turn-in, which also bears the publisher's imprint. Endpapers marbled. Some uniform toning to spine, else fine. T.e.g. Housed in a fleece-lined morocco and decorated-paper folding case, lettered in gilt on the spine. Case shows some wear, with a two-inch split to the bottom hinge as well as some chipping and rubbing to the spine and corners.

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        AMERICAN TRAGEDY

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

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

      Sanborn Map Company 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 90 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. 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.

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        The Common Reader.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1925.. First edition, 8vo, 305, (1) pp. Later bookplate, tiny closed tear to the top edge of the fly leaf. Original cloth backed boards, green and brown illustration by Vanessa Bell to upper cover, some mostly light browning, more noticeably to the lower cover. A very good copy. Kirkpatrick A8a.

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        Sonnets and Verses.

      With wood engravings by Eric Gill. The Golden Cockerel Press 1925. Number 307 of 450 copies. 35,(1) pp. Publishers clothbacked boards with paper label on spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Light rubbing on lower corner of front board. 23 x 15,5 cm

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        Gesammelte Schriften. I-XI. Bd.

      Lpz., Wien, Ziir., 1925-28. Lex8vo. 11 orig.full cloth.. First collected edition

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        Gesammelte Schriften. I-12.

      Leipzig/Wien/Zürich, Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1925-34. 12 volumes (complete set), 490; 543; 340; 481; 556; 422; 483; 568; 455; 447; 472; 422 p. Half leather. Bindings slightly worn. Some foxing.. The picture portrays part 1-3 of the entire series

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        Mein Kampf. 1: Eine Abrechnung. 2: Die Nationalsozialistische Bewegung. 2 volumes.

      Verlag Franz Eher Nachfolger, München, 1925-1927. XVI, 392, (32)+XI, 354, (2) pp. 1st edition. Volume 1 in publisher's red, half cloth binding with white lettering, volume 2 in publisher's red, full cloth binding with white lettering. Spine and boards of volume 1 just slightly soiled, boards faintly warped and spine ends slightly bumped. Half-title, title-leaf and upper edge with faint dampstaining; condition Very Good. Rear board of volume 2 just slightly soiled, spine slightly faded and boards faintly warped. Half-title leaf and the following six pages, plus the last six pages and the upper edge with some light dampstaining; condition Very Good.. The first edition of part one was printed in 10.000 copies and published July 18th 1925; a second edition of another 10.000 copies were published December 2nd 1925, but the year of printing was wrongly stated 1926 on the title leaf. The second part of Mein Kampf was first published December 10th or 11th 1926, but the year of printing is wrongly stated 1927 on the title leaf. Source: Plöckinger, Othmar: Geschichte eines Buches: Adofl Hitlers "Mein Kampf" 1922-1945. This set comprises the true first editions of part 1 as well as part 2 of Mein Kampf. The books are stored in a separate warehouse; please let us know beforehand if you would like to drop by our store and have a look at them!

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        Original Watercolor of Henrik Ibsen and Four of his Heroines

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

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        Poor Cecco

      1925. first edition. Limited to 105 Copies Signed by the AuthorRACKHAM, Arthur, [illustrator]. BIANCO, Margery Williams. Poor Cecco. By Margery Williams Bianco. Author of "The Velveteen Rabbit." Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925].First edition, deluxe large paper issue. One of 105 numbered copies signed by Margery Williams Bianco. Quarto. 175 pp. Seven full-page illustrations in color, mounted on white paper, and twenty-four drawings in black and white. Original parchment-backed light blue paper boards, navy blue lettering label on spine. Pictorial endpapers in pale blue on white. Top edge gilt, others uncut. One inch parchment split at top end of bottom joint not affecting joint integrity, short marginal tear to last blank. Upper hinge invisibly restored. Otherwise, a fine copy. The text, with the same illustrations by Rackham, also appeared in Good Housekeeping beginning in May 1925. No limited English edition was issued, and this title/edition is the rarest of Rackham illustrated books, and extremely scarce."The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real was Margery Williams Bianco's first American work, and it remains her most famous. It became an instant classic and has remained so through numerous adaptations in children's theater as well as on radio, television and in the movies. After becoming a renowned author, Bianco wrote numerous other children's books, with her son becoming the namesake of one of them, 1925's Poor Cecco: The Wonderful Story of a Wonderful Wooden Dog Who Was the Jolliest Toy in the House Until He Went Out to Explore the World&#151;a distinguished book that belies its somewhat priggish subtitle and is arguably better entitled than The Velveteen Rabbit to status as a classic. This lively adventure story, virtually a novel for children, is a brilliant exception to the sentimentality of Bianco's more famous book. Each of the many characters who populate the nursery toy cupboard is a distinct and amusing personality. Their interactions with each other and with the human, animal, and toy members of the world beyond it, whom they encounter on their quest for adventure/search for a lost friend, are delineated with understated humor. The relationship between the wooden dog Cecco, a natural leader, and Jensina, a highly independent and spirited wooden doll, is both subtle and funny. Superb illustrations by Arthur Rackham are a perfect complement to the narrative. While the publisher probably found it more practical to promote the shorter Velveteen Rabbit, Cecco's celebrated illustrator may have assured its survival in the catalogues of rare book dealers despite its undeserved literary obscurity. A return to more sober themes marks Bianco's other popular works, such as the same year's The Little Wooden Doll, illustrated by her daughter Pamela, in which the title character is badly mistreated by some children, but shown love and compassion by another child, which made her whole again." (Wikipedia)Latimore and Haskell, p. 59.

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

      La Connaissance Paris: La Connaissance, 1925. Limited. paperback. near fine. Colucci, Gio. 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.

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        A History of English Furniture. 4 vol.

      London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1925-28. Illustrated b/w + 60 colourplates. Bound red satin with gilt title on spines and boards. Folio.. Complete work. With little wear on spines. "The age of oak" a little loose in inner hinges. Overall sound, well-preserved copies. A solid piece of work on wood-furniture, wood, carving a.o. Vol. I: The Age of Oak. Vol II: The Age of Walnut. Vol III: The Age of Mahogany. Vol. IV: The Age of Satinwood.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Merry Times

      1925. Scarce, Unrecorded Second EditionWith Significant Variations from the First EditionWAIN, Louis. BLACK, Dorothy. FLOYD, Grace C.. GALE, Norman. Merry Times with Louis Wain. Father Tuck's "Golden Gift" Series. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1939]. Unrecorded [Second] edition, and notably different than the first edition of 1916. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in; 252 x 192 mm). [48] pp. Full-color frontispiece ("Please, I want an orange"), black & white and two-color text illustrations throughout, title page illustration (in yellow). Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. Rear board illustrated in full color (kitten fishing while three others tow a river barge).Neat gift and ownership signature dated 1939 to front free endpaper. Mild edgewear and some minor soiling to boards. Internally crisp and clean. A wonderful copyNo copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. No copies recorded by OCLC/KVK.Variations from the first edition of 1916 include color changes to text illustrations; different frontispiece, change to rear board; layout, substitutions to text illustrations, additional stories.Cf. Wood 145.

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        Der Prozess. Roman.

      Berlin, Die Schmiede, 1925. Bound with the original printed wrappers (the original paper-binding), also the spine as well as the front part of the scarce original dust-jacket, in a very elegant private browninsh-black morocco binding in avantgarde 20'ies-style, with a circle of emerald green calf as title-label, with gilt title, to spine, the calf-circle continuing on to both boards, and a circle of bright red calf as author-lable, with author in gold, overlapping the lover part of the title-circle and also continuing on to both boards. Gilt super ex-libris to inside of front board. Binding signed in gold to inside of back board: Henning Jensen, gilding by Hagel Olsen. The original striped paper wrappers in wood-like pattern, with the blue and red title-label to front and cream and red title-label to spine, have been mounted. The remains of the original dust-jacket that has also been bound in, is slightly shaved at top and bottom and has been strengthened at the fore-edge. Internally very fine and clean. Fore- and bottom-edges uncut, top-edge stained blue (original staining).. First edition of Kafka's posthumously published magnum opus, his monumental work "The Trial", which counts as one of the most important works of fiction of the 20th century. "In December (of 1914) Kafka finished - once more, one hesitates to use this misleading word, for it never was difinitely completed - his second novel, "Der Prozess"/"The Trial". It was first published - again posthumpusly, again in an incomplete form and edited by Max Brod - in 1925, the year after Kafka's death. It is perhaps this novel which is most associated in the minds of the reading public with the notion of "Kafkaesque" (though the adjective is used liberally by those who have never read Kafka's work) for it begins with an arbitrary and meaningless arrest, and takes its protagonist through an intricate labyrinth of futile protocols. There is a clear connection between Kafka's state of mind when he began this novel and its content." (Murray, "Kafka", pp. 225-26)

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        Storia dell'arte italiana. ix. la pittura del cinquecento. milano, hoepli, 1925-34.

      Sette volumi di cm. 23, pp. 6.590 complessive. Con 5.989 illustrazioni e 16 tavole a colori fuori testo. Legatura d'amatore in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli, tagli di testa colorati. Bross. orig. ill. da Cisari conservate. Ottima conservazione. Collana ""Storia dell'arte italiana"". Si tratta dell'intera sezione dedicata alla pittura del Cinquecento. Opera universalmente reputata come uno dei migliori strumenti per la conoscenza dell'arte italiana, ancor'oggi insostituibile e d'approccio attualissimo. Non comune, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione e munita di una solida legatura che ben si adatta alla consultazione dell'opera.

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        Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm

      1925. Limited to 600 CopiesSigned and Numbered by the ArtistNIELSEN, Kay (artist). GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]. First American limited edition, comprised of 600 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 49. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 1/2 in; 307 x 241 mm). [12], 275, [1], [4, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black and white plates (included in pagination). Title and initials letters printed in red and black.Quarter vellum over orange cloth. Top edge gilt. Joints gently cracked at upper third of spine. A bit of wear to spine head and tail. Small chip to spine label with some loss of gilt to lettering. Internally fine. A very good copy, indeed.&#147;In an attempt to reinvigorate the market for gift books after the war, Hodder & Stoughton resumed the publishing of Kay Nielsen&#146;s books, though on a more modest scale. In 1924 they published a work that Nielsen had begun in 1912, Hans Andersen&#146;s Fairy Tales, including sixteen stories illustrated with twelve watercolors. Nielsen returned to London, and in 1925 his final book for Hodder & Stoughton, Hansel and Gretel, appeared with twelve color plates&#148; (Susan E. Meyer, A Treasury of the Great Children&#146;s Book Illustrators, p. 206).

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