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         Night and Day

      Doran, New York 1920 - 1st American edition of her second book, mining Shakespeare's As You Like It. Near fine (edges slightly faded), in a very good jacket, faint shadow of a number on the spine, edgetears and corner chips, but no repair, and for this jacket, more pleasing than doing good in secret and being found out by accident. In answer to Albee's question, I'm afraid of Virginia Woolf. There's not enough space here, and I'm not smart enough, nor enough of a researcher to tell you much about her you don't already know, but I'll take my shot at stepping into the shoes of a great lady, and externally considering her for a paragraph attentive to outside events that invaded her inner peace and twisted her life, all because no one ever told her that detachment is the sure, and only, road to serenity She was entitled. Her mother was a Pre-Raphaelite model so she got her babeness by gene. Her father was a Sir of letters with a gigantic personal library, and as a result her home-schooled education was an erudite exhibition of late Victorian society (the way of the mouse, symbolic of industry in quiet places). At 13 her mother died and she crumpled into a (her first) nervous breakdown. She was 18 when the 20th century arrived, so she regrouped, laced her shoes tight and, like most of her generation, met it teeming with hope. But in the background, fate was already icing the stairs, and during the 20th century's first decade the dull were full of themselves, and the bright were full of doubt, so the wealth of the empires (amassed over 5 centuries) was trashed in the woodchipper of W. W. I. Virginia reeled, but she knew that a part of every process is only discipline, so she buffed-up with the competence of stout feminist instincts, and the resolve of The Little Engine That Could, became an exalted author and publisher, surrounded herself with a circle of brilliance, and pursued ideas for their own sake. Then the depression flipped her out, and W. W. II shook the ground beneath her feet (and a German bomb flattened her house), and the pressure inside her spirit began to build (you can hide the fire but you can't hide the smoke), and like the pressure in the atmosphere, she didn't sense it, but it was still there, at 15 pounds per square inch, and mistaking feeling for thinking (the undiagnosed bipolar), she guessed that 59 was old enough, and that coping might be the mesh through which real life escapes, so she spit the bit, channeled her inner Billy Joe McAllister, donned an overcoat, filled the pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse, and never came back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Schoff, Otto. - "Liegender Akt".

      - Zeichnung / Rötelkreide, auf leichtem hellgelbem Papier, 1920-1930. Von Otto Schoff. 20,3 x 28,6 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten in Kreide signiert. - Minimale Lagerspuren; linke obere Ecke geringfügig gewellt. Insgesamt guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Otto Schoff (1884 Bremen - 1938 Berlin). Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Grafiker. Schüler von Emil Orlik. Widmete sich in Malerei und Grafik dem erotischen Sujet, hauptsächlich dem weiblichen Akt, wobei sich ein gewisser Einfluss von Jules Pascin bemerkbar macht. Zunächst längere Zeit in Paris, seit den 1920er Jahren in Berlin ansässig. Wurde unter den Nationalsozialisten als "entartet" diffamiert und erhielt 1935 Malverbot. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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         The Memoirs.

      Privately printed for subscribers,, [c.1920]. Written by himself now for the first time completely translated into English by Arthur Machen. 6 volumes, octavo (213 x 145 mm). Contemporary dark blue crushed half morocco, decorative gilt spines, blue cloth sides in imitation of watered silk, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to tips. A very attractively bound set. Limited edition, one of 500 sets, printed on Louvain laid paper. The text consists of Arthur Machen's translation, first published in 1894, to which has been added the chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, alongside a supplement and a bibliography. Casanova's memoirs were not published in their full form until 1960.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Faust. Eine Tragödie..

      2, 80 Bl., mit farbig- u. goldgehöhtem Titel, Initialen, Randleisten und einigen farb Textillustrationen., HLdr. m. goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnit, goldgeprägte Deckelillustr. in Schmuckschuber, Schuber u. Buchrücken etwas lichtrandig. Buch tadell. Nr. 548 der Auflage B. (Nr. 201 - 600) auf Papier der Papierfabrik Biberist. Die ersten 200 Exemplare wurden auf Pergamentpapier gedruckt. - Faksimilierte Handschrift im Lichtdruck nach dem 1920 geschaffenen Original des Hamburger Schreibkünstlers Johann Holtz (1875 - 1944). Entgegen dem Druckvermerk vom Künstler nicht signiert. Ein eindrücklicher und aufwändiger bibliophiler Druck im Stil mittelalterlicher Schreibmeister.

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         O CANTASTORIE

      LUIGI PIERRO, 1920. ITALIANO 0,72 Copertina in cartoncino con applicata foto centrale, in bianco e nero, distaccata dal volume. Leggero strappo all'unione col dorso inferiore. Dorso leggermente usurato, privo di titoli. Breve ingiallimento delle pagine. Segno manoscritto con stilografica, visibile al margine inferiore di pagina 22 e 23. USATO

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         Glinda of Oz

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1920 - Red cloth (no priority) Very good+ copy with a little silverfish spotting on spine, with traces elsewhere and a very mild soiled spot at foot of front cover pasted illustration. Owner's name (neat) on designated page. Dust jacket shows Japanese paper repair at one spinefold and some tearing at other folds, short tears spine chip that removes the G in Glinda, but with illustration quite bright, very good overall. Later state of first printing, with type damage on p. 150 (rather than perfect type or "fading" type). ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 279 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Müller, Richard. - "Der Erschlagene".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Kaltnadel, in Schwarz, mit Plattenton, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckkarton, 1920-1922. Von Richard Müller. 14,7 x 49,5 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 25 x 61 cm (Blatt). Günther 139. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. - Im breiten Rand umlaufen leicht bestoßen. Rückseitig ältere Montagespuren. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Richard Müller (1874 Tschirnitz / Eger - 1954 Dresden). Bekannter Maler und Grafiker in Dresden. Lernte an der Zeichenschule der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen, ging 1890 an die Akademie in Dresden, wo er bei Leon Pohle, Ernst Moritz Geyger und Leonhard Gey studierte. Wurde von Max Klinger für die Radierkunst begeistert. War 1900 von bis 1935 Professor für Zeichnung an der Dresdner Akademie, ab 1933 Rektor ebenda. Zu seinen Schülern zählten George Grosz, Richard Scheibe und Max Ackermann. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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         GERMAN EROTIC PROPAGANDA MEDAL

      N.p., 1920. 1 vols. 2-1/4 inches diameter. Fine condition, mounted in a double glazed circular gilt plaster and red plush frame. 1 vols. 2-1/4 inches diameter. Goetz was the most celebrated propaganda medallist of early 20th century Germany. The obverse shows a nude female captive, her arms tied behind her to a giant phallus surmounted by a French soldier's helmet, under the words "Die Schwarze Schande", a broken harp beside her, and an all-seeing eye looking down. The reverse displays a grotesque caricature of a negroid French soldier, in helmet, next to the words "Liberté egalité fraternité", and the date 1920; above are the words "Die Wacht Am Rhein!!", possibly a scurrilous reference to French colonial troops serving in World War I.

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         Armor.

      - Paris. Léon Pichon. 1920. 1 volume in-8, plein maroquin brun, décor géométrique de bandes noires sur les plats avec insertion du titre sur le premier plat, dos lisse avec titre et nom de l’auteur, double de moire noire, couvertures conservées. Reliure signée G. Schroeder. 2 ff. bl. ; 58 pp. ; (6) pp. ; 2 ff. bl. Edition illustrée de 46 gravures sur bois originales par Deslignères, dont 1 frontispice. 1 des 25 exemplaires sur japon impérial (n°22), enrichi d'une suite des gravures sur Chine. Ex-libris contrecollé. 774 GP17 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Back View of Kneeling Woman (from Douze Aquarelles)

      Genève & Paris, Editions Georg., 1920.. Lithograph after original watercolour on wove. Image size: 22 x 31 cm. Paper size 28 x 37 cm. Fine condition. This print was issued as part of the Douze Aquarelles portfolio, published three years after Rodin's death. With the Editions Georg blind stamp to lower right.

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         DUTCH DOLLS AND A "GOLLIWOGG"

      NO publication information 1920 - Upton, Bertha. DUTCH DOLLS AND A "GOLLIWOGG". No publication information, circa 1920. 8vo - 6-5/8" x 9-5/16". Full color pictorial paper wrappers in wonderful condition. [12]pp. The book is a softcover abridged premium version of a hardcover book first published in 1895 as "The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls". This later circa 1920's printing has an expanded title featuring a "Golliwogg". The 1895 book introduced the "Golliwogg" character and it became popular almost overnight, quickly surpassing the Dutch Dolls. The book contains six pages of text and five pages of full color drawings, after Florence K. Upton, of the title characters. The text pages have additional black and white drawings within text, after Upton. The back cover states "Compliments of the Season; To all the little folks who's papas and mammas buy their Hosiery, Underwear, Shoes, Rubbers, etc. at E. L. Field & Co.'s Store, Northfield, Vermont." The book is clean both inside and out. The condition of the booklet is FINE. Extremely rare Golliwogg item. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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         Phädrus Augusti Libertus. Aesopische Fabeln. Acht mit Bleistift signierte Original-Holzschnitte von Erich Glas.

      [Berlin], [Amsler & Ruthardt], [1920], - Mappe mit dem gedruckten Verzeichnis der acht lose beiliegenden Grafiken. 27,5 x 21,5 cm (Mappe), Grafiken je ca. 16,5 x 15,5 cm. [Anmerkung: Das endgültige Werk erschien in 50 nummerierten Exemplaren mit insgesamt 8 Holzschnitten von Glas in einer Halbpergamentmappe.] - Hier alle acht signierten Holzschnitte auf hauchdünnem Japanpapier (fünf mit kleineren Eckknicken), der Original-Umschlag fleckig, oben links stärker lichtrandig, mit Titelaufdruck auf dem Vorderdeckel und mit den einzelnen Titelbeschreibungen. Auf der Umschlaginnenseite vom Künstler eigenhändig als "Probedrucke" bezeichnet und nochmals zusätzlich signiert. Die gedruckte Zeile "Initial. Die hochmütige Dohle mit den Pfauenfedern" wurde hier durchgestrichen. - Folgende Holzschnitte sind in der Mappe mit den Texten versehen: I. Wie der Löwe mit Gewalt den Genossen seiner Jagd den versprochenen Anteil vorenthält. II. Wie der König eines Landes einen Schuster, der quacksalbernd leichtgläubige Leute narrte, durch Furcht zur Wahrheit zwingt. III. Wie ein Frosch des Glaubens ist, wenn er sich aufbläht, könne er die mächtige Größe eines Ochsen wohl erreichen und so zerplatzt. IV. Wie der Weih sich zum Könige der Tauben wählen läßt, nur um sie zu greifen. V. Wie ein Maultier, das leicht und stolz an einer Geldkassette trug, bei einem Ueberfall verwundet wird, kein Mensch sich aber um den schwerbeladenen Esel kümmert. VI. Wie die Schlange in der scharfe Feile beißt und den Kürzeren zieht. VII. Wie die Drohnen faul sich weigern, Honig zu tragen und fortgestochen werden. VIII. Wie ein Panther die Hirten schont, die Gutes ihm einst taten, die anderen aber niederschlägt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Plan elektrifikacii RSFSR Doklad 8 my Sezdy Sovetov Gosudarstvennoj Komissii po Elektrifikacii Rossii Plan for the Electrification of the RSFSR Report to the 8th Congress of Soviets State Commission for the Electrification of Russia

      First Edition. Nine sections issued together. 4to (255 x 175 mm). 230; 71 [3]; 118; 66; 45 [1]; 26; 49 [1]; 24; 37 [1], pp., with three letterpress graphs/tables, but lacking all of the maps. With the original upper wrapper bound in. Pink stain to original wrapper, extending to title-page and opening pages of first section, third section uncut, extensive browning due to poor paper quality, foxing throughout to varying degrees, a few minor tears to edges. Modern quarter red morocco over cloth covered boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt.  Moscow, State Scientific and Technical Publishing House.

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         RUBENS

      IM INSEL, LEIPZIG 1920 - TEDESCO Volume in mezza legatura. Dorso in tela con titoli in oro e coperta in cartone. Lieve usura agli angoli ed alle bordature. Internamente dorso parzialmente staccato dal libro. Pagine leggermente ingiallite, buona stampa dei caratteri, facile leggibilità dei testi. Inserimento a fine libro, di tavole numerate da 1 a 95, fuori testo, in diversa carta, liscia, in bianco e nero. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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         Corinth, Lovis. - "Beweinung Christi (Pieta)".

      - Radierung / Kaltnadel, in Schwarz, auf hellgelbem Kupferdruckbütten, 1920. Von Lovis Corinth. 25,7 x 32,0 cm (Darstellung) / 26,4 x 32,8 cm (Platte) / 32 x 40,5 cm (Blatt). Müller 472. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Lovis Corinth". Links nummeriert: "Nr. 12". - Gratiger kontrastreicher Abzug von der frischen Platte! - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Papier in den Ecken oberflächlich leicht berieben. Guter bis sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Lovis Corinth (1858 Tapiau/ Ostpreußen - 1925 Zandvoort/ Niederlande). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Wegbereiter der Moderne mit expressionistischen Tendenzen. Zählt mit Max Liebermann, Lesser Ury und Max Slevogt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des deutschen Impressionismus. 1876 Akademiestudium als Schüler des Genremalers Otto Günther in Königsberg. 1880-83 Studium an der Münchner Akademie. 1884 Malunterricht in Antwerpen und Eintritt in die Académie Julian in Paris. 1888 Umzug nach Berlin. 1891 Umzug nach München. 1892 Eintritt in die Münchner Secession. 1893 Gründung der "Freien Vereinigung". Geht 1897 nach Zurückweisung der "Salomé" nach Berlin, wo er 1901 eine Malschule gründet und der Berliner Secession beitritt. Freundschaft mit Max Liebermann. 1918 Professorentitel. Seine Werke beschäftigen sich mit existenziellen Fragen des Menschen wie Liebe und Tod, Gewalt und Leidenschaft. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         La Légende du Roi Arthur et des Chevaliers de la Table Ronde. D'après les textes anciens. Illustrations de A. Rackham.

      Paris l'édition d'art H. Piazza. 1920 - 4°. 2 Bl., 112 S., 1 Bl. Mit 16 farbigen montierten Abbildungen auf Tafeln, 6 ganzseitigen s/w. Illustrationen und einigen Vignetten und Initialen. Schlichter privater grauer Leinwandband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild auf grünem Hintergrund. Der illustrierte Originalbroschurumschlag mit eingebunden. Eines von 1500 numerierten Exemplaren auf Japan. - Schönes fleckenloses Exemplar in einem, leider sehr schlichten Einband.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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         Les Pièces condamnées, six compositions dessinées et gravées, a l'aqua tinta.

      [Paris, c. 1920]. - An extraordinary suite of illustrations to the six censored poems from the Fleurs du mal, darkly erotic and masterfully harnessing the combined effect of etching and aquatint processes. The six plates appear in three states each: an etching (here in proof in two cases), an aquatint/etching and a coloured aquatint/etching. The suite was issued in only some 60 copies and this one is a presentation from the artist, under the pseudonym he adopted for this project, to illustrator and publisher Barthélemy.The four subjects are: 'Les Bijoux', 'Le Léthé, 'À celle qui est trop gaie', 'Lesbos', 'Delphine et Hippolyte' and 'L'outre de la volupté'. The V&A catalogue description of the last plate gives a sense of what we are dealing with: 'A parody of "The Nightmare" by Henri Fuseli, showing a nude woman with a ghoulish skeletal face leaning over and holding the erect penis of a nude man who is lying sprawled backwards over the bed in the pose of the Fuseli painting. In the background a winged demon flies overhead.' Folio (255 × 260 mm), Letterpress title leaf, 6 plates, each in three states, tissue guards with printed captions, double wrapper of grey paper and gold and black paper. Later matching portfolio (with printed label). Bookplate of Henry Barthélemy, artist's inscription to title 'À mon ami Barthélemy en toute amitié Maurice d'Attys'. [Rare.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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         An African Anthology [Dialect Afro-American Poetry And Song] Original Manuscript In Author-Illustrated Boards

      Frances Hammel Gearhart [Circa 1920?], Pasadena - A Unique Production By The Pasadena Artist Frances Gearhart, Now Known Best For Her Color Wood Block Prints. Card Covers, With Color Illustration Of A Peacock Feather On Cover, Sepia Illustration Of A Peacock Feather On Rear Cover, Small Decoration In Text, Entirely Handwritten Including "Published In Pasadena" On Front Cover. Unique Artist's Book, With Poetry And Some Songs With Handwritten Music. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THÜRINGEN und ANHALT., Reliefpanorama mit den Städten als Vogelschauansichten.

      Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. "Atelier J. Ruep", um 1920, 55 x 45 cm. Schönes Panorama mit dem Thüringer Wald im Vordergrund und dem Blick bis Leipzig, Halle und Magdeburg. Die Städte und Sehenswürdigkeiten sind als kleine Vogelschauansichten hervorgehoben. Mit Einzeichnung der Verkehrswege. - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, sehr farbfrisch. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Thüringen, Panoramen

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         Das Kinder-ABC. Bilder und Verse.

      Frankfurt am Main, Heller, o.J. (um 1920). - 23 nn. Bll. Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt und fleckig. Buch etwas durchgebogen. Schnitt fleckig. Innen durchgehend etwas fleckig (hinterer Spiegel stärker). Im KVK nicht nachweisbar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 24 x 24 cm, ill. Halbleinen ohne Schutzumschlag [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Relativity;: The special and general theory,

      H. Holt and Company - Binding is slightly bowed. Few stray spots at edges. Text is clean, bright and unmarked. Previous owner stamp on front free endpaper and inner back cover. Small smudge at foot at Title page. Gilt lettering a bit faded at spine. Boards have some faint discoloration, else a handsome copy of this increasingly scarce item. [1920] First American Edition. 168pp. xiv. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A la recherche du temps perdu, tomes III et IV: Le côté de guermantes I, Le côté de guermantes II

      Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1920. Book. Very Good. Half-Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 2 volumes In-12, reliure demi cuir noire, lettrage doré, Très Bon Etat, édition originale, exemplaires no. 767/800 sur papier vélin pur fil Lafuma réservés aux amis de l'édition originale, tome 1: 17 août 1920, tome 2: 30 avril 1921.

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         [Archive]: Sketchbook and Bookplates

      Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 1920. Very Good. Sketchbook album and three engraved bookplates. Small quarto. Measuring 8" x 10". Quarter cloth and marbled paper over boards, paper label on the front cover with the artist's name in manuscript: "Hazel Curtiss, Newton Centre, Mass." Some moderate wear (fraying) to the joints and board edges, very good. Accompanied by three printed bookplates (two designed by Curtiss), mounted and housed in a wood and glass frame (about 12" x 7"). Hazel Curtiss's working sketchbook album containing about 100 ink and pencil drawings: consisting of several original illustrations (of boy scouts and children), hand-sketched book art designs, vignettes, ornaments, etc., including allegorical figures, emblems, letter-forms and typographic devices, and illustrated title pages and bookplate designs; with related manuscript notes in text and laid-in. Most drawings are on thick artist's tissue paper (including several on paper): over 50 are mounted onto 35 leaves in the album (rectos and versos); and about 50 are laid-in. A comprehensive and accomplished collection, embracing a variety of classical and oriental grammars of ornament, human anatomy and costume; with many contemporary book illustrations and designs inspired by Walter Crane and Joseph Pennell, and costume designs inspired by Talbot Hughes.

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         Old Jerusalem. The Holy Land. 1910-1921. The Photogravures of Narinsky.

      Jamal Brothers, 1920-21., Jerusalem: - 4to. loose as issued in modern clamshell box, leather label to front and spine of box. A set of 110 postcard photogravures of holy sites, personalities, Jews, Bedouins, historical ruins and cityscapes. Each image is mounted to a larger sheet and enclosed in a clamshell box. Fine. SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF JERUSALEM. "Born in the Ukraine in 1885, Shlomo Narinsky studied art in Moscow, Paris and Berlin before moving to Palestine where he set up a studio. In 1916, Shlomo and his wife were exiled to Egypt by the Turkish rulers. They returned to the Land of Israel after the British captured the territory in 1918. Narinsky opened a studio in Paris, but Shlomo was arrested when the Nazis captured France. He was later exchanged for a German spy caught in Palestine after the intercession of David Ben-Gurion and Yitzchak Ben-Zvi. They returned to Israel, eventually moving to Haifa where Shlomo taught as a photography teacher. He died in 1960, relatively unknown." â€" [Web-source]. See: George Gilbert, The illustrated worldwide who's who of Jews in photography, (1996), p. 156; Silver-Brody, Vivienne, Documentors of the Dream: Pioneer Jewish Photographers in the Land of Israel, 1890-1933, Jewish Publication Society, (1998), p.133+ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Album of twelve fine watercolours of feathers painted on silk.

      [c.1920]. Small album (c.190 × 190 mm), stiff card wrappers covered in white silk with woven semiabstract design, corded edging to the wraps, initials "F.R." embroidered to the front panel which is decorated with a bow, ties frayed. 12 pieces of cream silk 160 × 160 mm, including fringed edges, each with a meticulously painted group of two or three brightly coloured feathers, and each protected a fold of bark-textured crepe paper. The album slightly soiled, a few very faint spots of discolouration to the silks, one leaf with a split now supported with Japanese tissue, the image unaffected, but overall extremely well preserved. A superb collection of brilliantly rendered, almost photo-realist paintings of feathers; exquisitely finely coloured, and subtly highlighted and shaded, the sheen of the silk supporting the illusion, suggesting the natural translucence and lustre of the subject. Perhaps originally a wedding gift (the pattern of the cloth does suggest stylised bells and roses), it is still surprising that this exquisite collection has remained together.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         RUSSIAN REVOLUTION POSTER: [A BOOK IS NOTHING BUT A MAN SPEAKING IN PUBLIC].

      Peterburg [Saint Petersburg]: Gospudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo - A. F. Marks . 1920 - Lithograph on tan paper (Very Good, blank corners pasted over with similar paper) 64,5 x 47,5 cm (25.4 x 18.7 inches). A rare poster promoting printed propaganda and literacy during the October Revolution, was made by a Russian artist Ivan Simakov. This powerful poster, made during the October revolution in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), in 1920, advertises the power of the printed word. A large book is presented as an equal to a man, speaking to a large crowd of workers. The poster was a part of a large Bolshevik propaganda campaign to enlarge literacy among the working class in the first years of the Russian Revolution, when only 31,9% of population was literate. The campaign, with a goal of spreading more written propaganda in the next years, started in 1919. Ivan Simakov was a Russian artist, active as a propaganda poster designer during the October revolution. His most famous work is a large political poster titled On the 7th Anniversary of October Victory. Long Live the Unshakeable Iron Union of the Working Class and Peasantry! Adolf Marks Publishing House - The publishing house, which issued this poster, was founded by Adolf Marks (Marx, 1838-1904), born in Stettin (today Szczecin in Poland) as a son of a tower clock maker. He received his education at Hinstorff publishing house in Wismar and in 1859 he moved to Saint-Petersburg on the invitation of the firm Bietepage & Kalugin, to deal with German books. Later he was working as a tutor and German and French correspondent for the Great Russian Railway Company. A decade after his arrival to Russia, Marks founded his own publishing firm in 1869, and a year later he started publishing Niva, the first illustrated weekly magazine and the most popular weekly magazine in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Marks's company also published books on art history, large, illustrated editions of classic prose works, and maps. References: Rudolf Schmidt: Deutsche Buchhändler. Deutsche Buchdrucker. Band 4. Berlin/Eberswalde 1907, S. 658-659.

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         Im Kaffeehaus, Tischrunde

      1920 - Kohle auf Papier. 50 x 66 cm. Rechts unten signiert: „Rudolf Schlichter“. Links unten datiert: „20“. Verso: Figurenstudie mit dem (gebleichten) Nachlassstempel. Dort bezeichnet: „E20“ [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunkel Fine Art]
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         Kinderportrait, signiert

      1920 - Ludwig Meidner, Bernstadt 1884 - 1966 Darmstadt, "Kinderportrait, um 1920", Kohle- und Bleistiftzeichnung auf Papier, Rechts unten monogrammiert, Kleiner Knick am unteren rechten Rand, Blattgröße: 35 x 24 cm, Handgefertigter Rahmen, extra dickes Säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas, Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa Euro 50,-, Welt Euro 80,-

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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         Ritter Gluck. (Eine Erinnerung aus dem Jahre 1809).

      Bremer Presse für Mareés Gesellschaft R. Piper, Tölz und München . 1920 - 4° (26,5 x 17,7 cm). Original- Halbpergamentband mit vier durchgezogenen Bünden. Kopfgoldschnitt. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel, marmorierte Bezugspapiere. 39 (1) Seiten, 1 Bll. Büttenpapier. Mit 18 Original-Holzschnitten nach Zeichnungen von R. Grossmann. Sauberes, schönes und richtig gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Nr. 29 von 135 Exemplaren, gedruckt auf Zanders-Bütten (Gesamtauflage 200 Exemplare). 22. Druck der Mareés Gesellschaft. FLUR od. Vitri [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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         Portrait of Gabriele D'Annunzio wearing the Novara Lancers lieutenant-colonel's uniform, inscribed & signed by the sitter

      1920 - ~ Gelatine silver print pasted to a cardboard mount, size approx. 22cm x 16cm, inscribed by the sitter « Alla Loggia Camilo Grandjacquet / Fiume d'Italia 1920.» and with a top right caption 'Nec recisa recedit' (Not Even Broken Retreats), an ancient gladiator's motto revamped by D'Annunzio and later adopted by the 'Guardia di Finanza'. / Following Italy's declaration of war on Austria on May 24, 1915, the Italian War Ministry granted D'Annunzio (then 52) the privilege to revive his commission as a lieutenant in the Novara Lancers. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1919 while in Rome, where he was later noticed wearing his uniform while giving some speeches, before being expelled to Venice by the government. Once there he requested his own dismissal from the Army only to head the grenadiers' force that, in Sep 12, left the camp at Ronchi to invade Fiume. All this wandering gives little help as to identify the place where this photography has been taken. D'Annunzio is reported to have inscribed with the same motto a number of other photographic portraits of himself while commanding the Italian troops in Fiume, where he stayed until Jan 18, 1921. / The dedicatee might have had an affiliation with some relative of Claudio Grandjacquet, one of the seven officers that took an oath to free Fiume at the camp of Ronchi ('I giurati di Ronchi') and that was sent to Venice in Aug, 1919 with an appeal to D'Annunzio to lead their mission, becoming a member of the expedition to Fiume. ~ In fine condition

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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         Autogramm mit Ansicht des Hauses von Wells ca. 1920 - Autor von die Zeitmaschine,Weltliteratur

      H.G.Wells - Foto Karte ca. 1920 Herbert George,Wells engl. Schriftsteller ( 1866 - 1946 ) Original Hand signiert ca. 11 x 8,5 cm. Karte mit Abb.des Hauses wo Wells lebte,sehr guter Zustand. Bekannt wurde H.G.Wells u.a. durch die Science- Fiction Romane " Die Zeitmaschine " und " Krieg der Welten. Rares Autogramm Der Versand erfogt als Einschreiben für 4,00 in Europa - Übersee 8,00 versichert Wer es als versichertes Paket möchte bitte um Info ! Privatverkauf keine Rücknahme.Garantie auf Originalität

      [Bookseller: Mundgeruch]
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         The Jazz Of Patriotism (An Anti-War Play)

      Long Beach: Geo. W. Moyle Pub. Co., 1920. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vi, 119 Pp. Orange Cloth, Stamped In Black. No Date Of Publication Indicated But Author's Preface Dated December 1920. Anti-War Drama With Excellent Short Introduction By Southern California's (Ok, My)O Favorite Upper Class Secular Humanist. Light Wear And Dust To Covers, Lettering Undamaged, Hinges Tight. Odd Diagonal Marks On Free Endpapers In Blue Pencil, "Tpp" Bracketed By Backwards Letters Sigma, With Tiny Circle Enclosing An N Placed Between Bottom Of Letters T And The First P On Both Pages.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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         La Belle au Bois dormant. D'après Ch. Perrault. Avec illustrations par Arthur Rackham.

      - Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1920. In-4, 98 pp., cartonnage éditeur illustré (cartonnage un peu jauni, dos et coiffes un peu frottés). Edition de luxe, tirage limité à 400 exemplaires numérotés, et signés par Rackham. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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         OFFERTA! DEDALO. RASSEGNA D'ARTE. 12 annate, Ugo Ojetti, 1920

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      [Bookseller: Messinissa libri]
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         RUR. Rossum's Universal Robots: kolektivní drama o vstupní komedii a trech aktech [a collective play in three acts and a prologue]

      Aventinum, Prague 1920 - Octavo (22 × 14.8 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Josef apek; 96, [3] pp. Very light wear and sun-tanning to wrappers; an unusually well-preserved copy. The rare first edition of Capek's most famous work, a groundbreaking science fiction play in which the word 'robot' was used for the first time. With the striking woodcut cover design by the author's brother and close collaborator, Josef Capek, as well as his publisher's mark and vignette to the title page. It was Josef, in fact, whom Karel credited with coining the term, based on Czech robota, meaning 'hard labor' or 'slavery.' "Capek's invention of the contemporary idea of the robot was a direct response to the radical cultural and economic transformations produced by increasing industrialisation. Rather than the spectacle of mechanical life made by man, as seen on the eighteenth-century stage, R.U.R. reflected the glowing fears that man himself had become machine" (Elizabeth Stephens, "We Have Always Been Robots," in robots and art, p. 34). A great success locally, the play was translated and performed throughout the world almost immediately. One of 2000 copies printed. Decidedly scarce in such excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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         Der kleine Herr Friedemann.

      - München, Phantasus-Verlag 1920. 58 S. m. 15 Original-Holzschnitten von Otto Nückel. Original-Halbpergamentband und Überzugspapier nach einem Holzschnitt von Nückel. 25,1 x 18,1 cm. Eins von 150 num. (gesamt 220) und von Thomas Mann und Otto Nückel sign. Exemplaren. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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         L'ANTICA POESIA SEPOLCRALE LATINA STUDIO CRITICO

      ROMA: TIPOGRAFIA PONTIFICIA NELL'ISTITUTO PIO IX, 1920. RILEGATO. BUONO. 16 23. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        THE SPHINX

      John Lane, London/NewYork 1920 - Thin folio in beige hardcovers with heavy gold gilt; VG; covers moderately soiled; strong binding; previous owner's penciled inscription on ffep; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; eight drawings in color and 35 monochrome; scarce; press stones were destroyed during the German invasion of Belgium; shelved in Case 0; IR consignment. Dupont. First limited edition (1 of 1,000); illustrated and decorated by Alastair. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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