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        Archways of Life

      Moffat, Yard and Co 1921 - 61pp. Moderate wear to extremities else very good condition. Inscribed by author, Mercedes de Acosta the Cuban-American lesbian Poet. Rumored to have conducted lesbian affairs with Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Alla Nazimova, Isadora Duncan, Katharine Cornell, and Maude Adams, among others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rift Valleys and Geology of East Africa - An account of the origin & history of the Rift Valleys of East Africa & their relation to the contemporary earth-movements which transformed the geography of the world. With some account of the prehistoric stone implements, soils, water supply, & mineral resources of the Kenya colony.

      Seeley, Service & Co, London. 1921 - First edition. Octavo. 479 pages. Many maps and illustrations. Original pictorial black cloth stamped in green. This work is a continuation of the author's groundbreaking (ahem) 1896 work, The Great Rift Valley. The Gregory Rift in the Great Rift Valley was named in his honour.On the front free endpaper is the 1945 ownership inscription of a certain H.K. Hotham with his Queen Street, Melbourne, address where, it turns out, he was a seller of eucalyptus oil. Edges and endpapers faintly spotted. Near fine in the scarce dustwrapper which is complete, slightly nicked and with long closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1921 CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA CITY DIRECTORY with WHITE & BLACK / "COLORED" RESIDENTS in Seperate Segregated Sections JIM CROW SOUTH

      Walsh Directory Company, Charleston, South Carolina 1921 - WALSH'S CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 1921 CITY DIRECTORY. This Directory puts its Residents in Two Sections, White Residents in the "WHITE DEPARTMENT" and Black Residents in the "COLORED DEPARTMENT". Makes this Charleston Directory a True Document of the JIM CROW SOUTH that tried to completely separate the races. Published by the Walsh Directory Company, Charleston, South Carolina, 1921. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1921, in the midst of the JIM CROW YEARS. Original hardcovers, printed blue cloth covered boards and red cloth spine, 6x9.5 inches, thick volume, 885 pages. The WHITE residents section is 443 pages (numbered 183 to 625), the COLORED residents section is 203 pages (numbered 627 to 830). The Directory also has a Street Directory and a Classified Section. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The spine covering is worn and fraying at its ends and its gilt lettering has mostly faded away, the boards have some edge and corner tip wear but remain bright and attractive; internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding, the first and last few pages have some edge wear including some closed tears and small edge chips, there are a few small previous owner's marks here and there, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear. Overall a solid, nice copy of this ORIGINAL 1921 CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA DIRECTORY from the Jim Crow South. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830¿1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1921 - 1921 Original Hardback Wisden, VG, Very Rare.

      1921. Hi and Welcome to our Store. Over the years I have picked up a few spare Hardbacks so listing them today. This lot is an 1921 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good+ Condition, a harder than people think book to find. This book is very nice, other than a mark to the bottom of the spine over the 1921 it is in sensational condition. No restoration. The boards are very nice and bright and mark free, the gilt is very bright, internally clean with great hinges, a couple of small cricket association stamps within but not in the way. Great Photoplate. Some wear to edge of page 196. A great price.

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        The Off-Shore Pirate [The Offshore Pirate] (Collection of 6 original photographs from the 1921 film)

      Los Angeles: Metro Pictures Corporation, 1921. Collection of six vintage production photographs from the 1921 film. Based on the short story "The Offshore Pirate" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, fist published in the Saturday Evening post on May 29, 1920. Actress Viola Dana's second film based off of a F. Scott Fitzgerald story (the first being the 1920 film "A Chorus Girl's Romance"), in which she plays a willful society girl who is tricked into falling in love with her uncle's choice for a husband (played by Jack Mulhall) through a complicated ruse in which he masquerades as a pirate. It is not currently known if the film is lost. This listing also includes two promotional postcards for the film and an inscribed studio still photograph of Viola Dana. Set in largely on board a yacht. Photos between 7.25 x 9 inches ( x cm) and 8.25 x 10 inches (21 x 25.5 cm). One photo has three hole punches to one edge (though not a keybook still) and another has been trimmed on two margins. Photos Very Good plus. Complete collation details available on request.

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        Memoires presentes a la Societe Sultanieh de Geographie et publies sous les Auspiges de Sa Hautesse Ahmed Fouad, Sultan d' Egypte. Tome II. Atlas Historique de la Ville et des Ports d' Alexandrie.

      Le Caire, Institut Francais d' Archeologie Orientale 1921 - 37 x 29.5 cm, XVI, 13 p. Index des Planches LIV (55 planches), planches avec description, sous une cartonage (peu abimee), R cken gebleicht, R?nder nachgedunkelt

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        COMUS

      Heinemann 1921 - First edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Edition de Luxe one of 550 copies, of which this is number 546. The book is signed and numbered by Arthur Rackham. Large 4to. Quarter vellum over parchment boards. Gilt lettering and vignettes and top edge gilt. Protected by an unprinted glassine wrapper. An outstanding, fine copy of this beautiful production. There is just a slight bump to the upper board of an otherwise fabulous copy. Pale blue endpapers with illustrations in white silhouette. Twenty four beautiful mounted colour plates under captioned tissue guards, plus lots of black and white drawings. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Edwin Austin Abbey Royal Academian. The Record of His Life and Work. 2 Vols. [WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING]

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1921 - This is one of fifty copies for which Mrs. Abbey has supplied an original drawing, bound in as a frontispiece in volume I. xiii, 267 (1)pp., ix, 269-518 (1)pp., 200 plates with printed tissue guards. Original tan half cloth over blue boards with black lettering on tan labels of spines. 2nd frontispiece portrait. Monumental biography of the American muralist, illustrator and painter Edwin Austin Abbey, known for his Shakespearian and Victorian subjects, by the English biographer, playwright, poet, novelist and publisher E.V. Lucas. Extensively illustrated with 200 striking sepia toned engravings with printed tissue guards of Abbey's work and reproductions from daguerreotypes with additional in-text drawings. Abbey was a full member of the Royal Academy, London, and elected to the National Academy of Design, New York, as well the The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.Binding of volume I. with some wear along edges and spine, rubbed and quarter inch chips across head and tail of spine with chips at printed label on spine, tiny loss of the "k" of work and lightly sunned. Some pages uncut at foredge and a few unopened at front. Volume II. with boards lightly sunned at foredge, some scratches on boards, quarter inch chips across head and tail of spine and small chips at printed label w/o loss of print. Four inch closed tear at top of front joint and small cracks at tail with a couple of small chips at about middle of spine. Block with some pages uncut and unopened. Both blocks are slightly age toned not affecting images. Pages 517 and 518 , imprint page and two free back endpapers with closed tear of one and a half, respectively three inch tears at top. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Correspondence and Papers of the New York City Charter Revision Commission, 1921-1923

      7 volumes as follows: 4 volumes of Correspondence, 2 volumes of the "Original Draft of Charter," and 1 volume of Miscellaneous Papers, all dated 1921-1923, as follows:4 volumes of Correspondence, 619 letters, 521 pp., bound with two-hole paper fasteners, stiff paper wrappers, mostly typed and signed, except for outgoing letters, which are copies, ex-library, ink stamp inside front wrappers, with dated ink stamp "Aug - 1923." The four volumes consist of letters bound together in chronological order beginning on 15 November 1921 through 23 April 1923. The volumes include approximately 350 incoming letters to the Charter Revision Commission, mainly addressed either to the chairman, Francis M. Scott (62 letters), or to the counsel to the Commission, Edward J. McGoldrick (71 letters), or secretary of the Commission, Prof. Howard L. McBain (29), or Henry de Forest Baldwin (38 letters), when Baldwin took over as chairman of the Commission after Scott's death. There are also approximately 269 retained copies of outgoing letters by Scott (20 letters), McGoldrick (60 letters), McBain (21 letters), and of Henry de Forest Baldwin (10 letters), and some others. McBain and McGoldrick wrote more of the outgoing letters after the death of Scott in February 1922, and before a new chairman was appointed. Baldwin was appointed the new chairman to the Commission to replace Scott. There are many copies of letters that are simply signed as "Secretary," which McBain likely wrote, as he was the Secretary. There are also many letters written and addressed simply to the "Charter Revision Commission," rather than to the chairman, counsel, or an individual board member, as well as outgoing letters with no title, or signature.The correspondents to the Commission tend to be other Commission members, or the many law firms they dealt with, or people who represented various organizations, or entities. These correspondents offer suggestions to the Commission, or simply want their voices heard by the Commission, or seek to make appointments with the Commission in order to talk about the topics that interest them. There are also a number of private businesses, contractors, building trades, and related businesses, etc., that write to the Commission. There are also letters that detail the "day to day" operations of the Commission from setting up meetings to lining up printers to print their various reports, or hiring stenographers to take notes, and simply answering requests of libraries interested in their publications, etc. Several of the various departments of New York City write to try to get an understanding of what things might be introduced into the revised Charter that would affect their departments. Some of the organizations, or entities private, civic, and governmental, that wrote to the Commission include: Non-Profit Entities: National Municipalities League; Parks and Playground Association of the City of New York; American Society of Landscape Architects - New York Chapter; Citizens Union of the City of New York; Tenement House Committee; Taxpayers Association; New York Botanical Garden; Municipal Art Society of New York; State Charities Aid Association; Housing Committee of the Brooklyn Bureau of Charites; Committee on Non-Partisan Facts about New York's 1921 Campaign and Budget; Proportional Representation League; National Museum League; Institute for Government Research; Zoning Committee; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Firemen's Association of the State of New York; International Children's School Farm League; The Women's Civic Committee; and League of Women's Voters -7th Assembly District. Local Government Entities: The Port of New York Authority; Tenement House Department City of New York; Department of Finance City of New York; Public Service Commission; City of New York Law Department; City of New York Police Department; City of New York Department of Public Welfare; City of New York Office of the Mayor; Board of Education City of New York; The City of New York -Office of the President of President of the Borough of Brooklyn; Legislature of the State of New York Budget Committee; Queens Borough Public Library; Municipal Reference Library, Cleveland, Ohio; County of Winchester Surrogates Office (NY); Minneapolis Civic & Commerce Association (MN); City of Pittsburgh (PA); The Free Library of Philadelphia; and the Board of Alderman (NYC). State Government Entities: New York Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate the Affairs of the City of New York; Municipal Court of the City of New York; New York State Board of Charities; State of New York Office of the Attorney General; Assembly Chamber State of New York; State of New York Office of Lieutenant Governor; State of New York Executive Chamber; State of New York Comptroller's Office; The Senate of the State of New York; State of New York Secretary of State's Office; University of the State of New York Library; State of New York Transit Commission; State of New York Civil Service Commission; and the University of Kansas. Private and Business Entities: Real Estate Board of New York; Chamber of Commerce of the United State of America; Chamber of Commerce State of New York; Staten Island Chamber of Commerce; The Merchants Association of New York; New York Bar Association; Manhattan Gold Club; Brooklyn Dailey Eagle; United Real Estate Owners Association; The City Club of New York; Brooklyn Engineer's Club; Columbia University; Bureau for Research in Municipal Government (Harvard University); Carlton College Library (MN); New York Board of Title Underwriters; Stanford University (CA); American Institute of Consulting Engineers; The Electrical Contractors Association; 42nd Street Association, Inc. (NYC); and the Broadway Association, Inc. (NYC).There are also a couple of letters written by New York Governor Nathan L. Miller (2 letters). His secretary also wrote several letters, as does Fiorello H. La Guardia, who wrote 1 letter in his role as the President of the Board of Aldermen; other members of the Commission write letters, or have letters written to them. Various state officials write from their different positions (state comptroller, etc.) 2 volumes of "Original Draft of Charter," 146 pp., and 201 pp., bound with two-hole paper fasteners, paper wrappers, typed with editing in pencil to text, library ink stamp inside front, also dated ink stamp "Aug 7 -1923."This is the original draft of the newly revised New York City Charter, divided in half in two volumes, with some edits made to the text by someone from the Commission, either Scott, his predecessor Baldwin, or possibly Franklin W.M. Cutcheon who took over as counsel for the Commission when McGoldrick left. Cutcheon is known to have been the one who wrote the final revised charter. 1 volume of Miscellaneous Papers, comprised of 21 different items, approximately 160 pp., typed and printed, dated 1921-1923, bound with two-hole metal paper fasteners, paper wrappers, front wrapper detached, library ink stamp inside front, with ink stamp date "Aug 7 - 1923," volume consists of the following documents:1. Before Hon. Charles S. Whitman, Governor of the State of New York. An Act to Regulate Rates of Fare on City Owner Ferries in Cities of the First Class and to Prevent Discrimination in Vehicle Rates. S. - Cromwell. Int. 924, Pr. 1081. Memorandum of the City of New York in Opposition to Bill. Lamar Hardy, Corporation Counsel.2. Report of the Committee on State Legislation in Favor of Adopting Resolution Calling Upon the Legislature for Passage of an Act to Provide for Proper Filing of Rules and Regulations of Departments, Boards, Bureaus, Etc., of the City.3. 1922. Proposed Amendments re "Home Rule". To date, January 23, 1922. (State of New York. No. 15. Int. 15. In Senate, January 4, 1922)4. First Draft of a Plan for Minority Representation in the Board of Alderman.5. General Laws Ferries. City of New York.6. To Judge McGoldrick - Some Questions for Charter Revision from Robert Rosenbluth, 1125 Amsterdam Ave.7. Signed Petition from various residents of New York City urging Charter Commission to "recommend for the city a single, legislative body elected by proportional representation."8. Resolution: that the Charter Revision Commission appointed...invites suggestions as to matters to be incorporated in the proposed revised charter.9. Committee Report setting up arraignment for McGoldrick to act as counsel for committee.10. Tentative Draft of Request asking for criticism of Charter by former city officers, etc.11. Invoices from Sarah S. Kessler for stenography services to Commission, as well from printer for printing services to Commission.12. New York Charter Commission 1921 - background history of charter revision for New York City written by Counsel McGoldrick.13. Report of the Commission on New Sources of City Revenue City of New York. Submitted to the Mayor, January 11, 1913.14. Report of the Committee on Taxation of the City of New York. Appointed April 10, 1914. Honorable John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor.15. Joint Legislative Committee for the Investigation of the Finances of the City of New York. (Brown Committee). Report to the Legislature February 7, 1916.16. Survey of Various Departments Under the Jurisdiction of the Mayor, Made by Henry Bruere. Dated July 15, 1916.17. Mayor's Advisory Commission on Administration of the Tax Law City of New York. Submitted to the Mayor, December 20, 1917.18. Mayor's Committee on Taxation and the Investigation of Mortgage Loans, Room 823, Municipal Building, New York.19. Questions of Policy to be Determined by the New York Charter Commission Preliminary to the Work of Drafting a Charter.20. Draft Report of the New York Charter Commission [includes editing in pencil to text]21. Proposed Constitutional Amendments Reported by the Commission to the Legislature May 1, 1923. Historical BackgroundGreater New York was formed by an Act of the Legislature passed in 1897 to take effect on January 1, 1898. When a bill providing for a commission, the duty of which would be to draft a new charter making consolidation effective, was presented to the City authorities, it was vetoed by the mayor. The veto was over-ridden by the Legislature with but little consideration, and the bill was approved by the Governor.The Commission appointed in 1896 to prepare a charter for the consolidated city, recognized the difficulty of the task committed to them and the distinctively original legislation affecting the organization of the City proposed by the Commission of 1896. This proposal was the creation of the borough system, the local improvement boards and the Board of Public Improvements, the latter consisting of the borough presidents, the Mayor, Comptroller, Corporation Counsel, and the heads of the six departments of Water Supply, Highways, Street Cleaning, Sewers, Public Buildings, Lighting and Supplies, and Bridges. The Commission provided a series of checks and safeguards against hasty and ill-considered action, and believed that it had devised a system which would render habitual recourse to the Legislature unnecessary.The Revision Commission of 1900 pointed out the failure of this legislative feature of the first charter. In its report it found that "although it was the purpose of the former Commission to confer upon the City this large measure of self-government, it has been found in practice that difficulties which perhaps could not reasonably have been anticipated have rendered the provisions of the charter ineffectual to carry out such purposes. The 'checks and safeguards,' which it was thought necessary to place upon the action of the various municipal bodies are so numerous, and the powers of legislation are so minutely sub-divided and so widely distributed, that it was proved extremely difficult and often impossible, to secure prompt results upon other than routine matters."After the Revision Commission of 1900 abolished the Board of Public Improvements and distributed the powers among the borough presidents, heads of certain departments, and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, it made further radical changes. The legislative body was reduced to a single chamber, and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for the first time in its twenty-seven years of existence was made to consist wholly of elected, instead of elected and appointed officials. Borough Presidents were made members, together with the Mayor, Comptroller, and the President of the Board of Aldermen, thus radically changing the historical character of the Board, a change which, after more than six years of trial, did not justify the actions of its authors, thus bringing about the need for another commission.The demand for a new charter for the city was so insistent, that in 1907 a law was enacted providing for the appointment of the New York Charter Commission. This Commission reported to the Legislature in 1909. The Commission claimed that the work of framing a new charter was one upon which no time limit should be set and against its wishes, presented their report to the Legislature. The Commission presented a charter and an administrative code. It considered as the chief value of its work, "the attempt to separate the organic or structural matters of the city government from the adjective or administrative details." Unfortunately, this idea was the first to be put into the waste basket as when presented to the Legislature, the Legislature's Committee formed to handle the Charter Commission report found it impossible to separate the two (structural & administrative). The end result of the Legislature's Committee was the Hammond Charter of 1910 and the later Hammond Charter of 1911. Neither Charter was acted upon by the Legislature. Then came the Cullen-Foley (or Gaynor) Charter of 1911, again the work of the Legislature's Committee, which passed the Assembly, but failed in the Senate. However, all was not lost as many recommendations by the Charter Revision Commission of 1907-1909 and the Charter Legislative Committee of 1910-1911 were enacted and helped to improve city government.It is this historical backdrop that led to the formation of the New York Charter Revision Commission of 1921-1923. The following text is taken from a 1921 issue of "Greater New York: Bulletin of the Merchants' Association of New York" (vol. X, No. 19, pp. 9):"Charter Revision CommissionChapter 342, Laws of 1921 An Act to provide for the appointment of a commission to inquire into the local government of the City of New York. Approved 30 April 1921; effective 1 Nov 1921. Creates the New York Charter Commission, consisting of fifteen persons, residents of New York City, to be appointed by the Governor within thirty days after 1 Nov 1921. As members of the Commission the Governor is required to appoint the Mayor, the Comptroller, one of the Boroughs Presidents, and one member of the Board of Aldermen.The Commission is empowered to investigate the local government of New York City, the manner of conducting and transacting business in the several departments, boards and offices thereof, the effect and working of the Greater New York charter, and all other acts relating to the City, and to suggest such legislation as it may deem advisable with respect thereto The Commission is also charged with drafting and submitting with its final report a new charter and, within its discretion, an administrative code or other body of supplementary local law for enforcement within New York City. Progress reports are to be made to the 1922 Legislature, together with bills to carry out the recommendations of the Commission." Members of the New York Charter Revision CommissionNew York Governor Nathan Lewis Miller (1868-1953) was previously a state comptroller (1901-1903) and New York State Supreme Court Justice (1903-1915). He became Governor of New York in 1921 and served for two years. He was good friends with Andrew Carnegie and helped Carnegie's U.S. Steel Corporation effect the mergers that created this early mega-corporation that made Carnegie wealthy. Governor Miller was tasked with the job of appointing the fifteen members of the Charter Revision Commission, which required among the fifteen appointees the mayor of NYC, one of the New York City borough presidents, a NYC alderman, and the NYC Comptroller. The fifteen men that Miller appointed were:John Francis Hylan (1868-1936) was the mayor of New York City when appointed by Governor Miller. The other required picks were: Edward Reigelmann (1869-1941), Borough President of Brooklyn; John J. Keller, Alderman of New York City; and Charles L. Craig (1872-1935), comptroller of New York City. There are several letters to and from these individuals in this collection.Other appointments were: Francis M. Scott (1848-1922), appointed chairman of commission. Scott was a former New York State Supreme Court Justice. He died while serving as chairman on the commission in 1922 and due to Scott's death, the commission's final report to the state legislature was delayed. Governor Miller replaced Scott with Henry DeForest Baldwin (1862-1947). Baldwin was a well-known New York City attorney. He also replaced Scott as chairman of the commission as well. There are a number of letters both to and from Scott, as well as Baldwin.Edward M. Bassett (1863-1948), considered the "The Father of American Zoning," was appointed by Governor Miller. Bassett wrote the first comprehensive zoning ordinance in the United States, which was adopted by NYC in 1916. Bassett also served as U.S. Congressman (1903-1905) from New York. George Cromwell (1860-1934) was an attorney and politician tapped by Miller. He was the son of Henry Bowman Cromwell, founder of the Cromwell Shipping Line. George Cromwell was a former president of the borough of Manhattan and was previously a New York State Senate (1915-1918).Others appointed by Miller were: Lewis Lewis Delafield (1886-1957), a New York City attorney, served on several commissions for Governors Alfred E. Smith and Thomas E. Dewey; attorney Joseph M. Levine; Professor Howard L. McBain (1880-1936), an American political scientist, and the person credited with originating the phrase "Living Constitution." McBain was a professor of municipal science and administration at Columbia University. There are a number of letters written by and to McBain as he acted in the capacity of Secretary for the Commission. Others who were appointed to the Commission were, businessman and politician Herman A. Metz (1867-1934), Metz served as U.S. Congressman and former Comptroller of NYC; Colonel William B. Parsons (1859-1932), a civil engineer who founded the firm that became Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the largest American civil engineering firms, he served in the Spanish-American War as a colonel and in WWI as a general; Frank L. Polk (1871-1943), a prominent U.S. lawyer and name partner of the law firm today known as Davis Polk & Wardwell, he was the first U.S. Under Secretary of State (1919-1920) appointed by President Wilson and served on the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1919), representing the U.S. after Wilson and Secretary Lansing departed France in 1919.Rounding out the Commission were Arthur S. Somers (1866-1932), a Brooklyn businessman who served as President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and also served on the board of Brooklyn Mass Transit (BMT) and as commissioner and president of the Brooklyn Board of Education; and lastly H. Pushae Williams, a businessman, banker, and president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.Edward J. McGoldrick was picked to act as counsel for the New York City Charter Revision Commission. When McGoldrick was latter appointed to the New York State Supreme Court he replaced as counsel by F.W. M. Cutcheon, who appears to have been tasked with the job of writing up the final revised charter.The political affiliations of the Commission were evenly divided and made up of seven democrats and seven republicans, with one independent democrat. They represented the interests from the various boroughs of New York City and included both political and business interests.

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        Le Livre des Ballades

      Paris: H. Piazza L'Edition d'Art, 1921. Limited edition. Fine. Hardcover. 14 tipped-in illustrations by Rackham, protected by captioned tissue guards. Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt. Five raised spine bands, gilt title. Original tan wrappers bound-in. No. 289 of 1300 copies. Text in French. A fine copy. Latimore, p. 51.

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        Les Sept femmes de la Barbe Bleue et autres contes merveilleux.

      Paris, 1921 - Plein maroquin rouge vermillon, large encadrement d?un jeu de listel brun et de filets dorés s?entrelaçant dans les angles, dos à nerfs orné du même décor , auteur, titre, date et lieu dorés, double filet doré sur les coupes, contreplats encadrés d?une bande de maroquin rouge ornée d?un listel de maroquin brun et d?un double filet doré, gardes et contreplats marbrés, tranches dorées sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, sous étui bordé. [NOULHAC]. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses illustrations en couleurs de Gustave-Adolf Mossa dont cinq hors-texte, une vignette à la couverture, une vignette de titre, 32 en-tête, 32 lettrines et 32 culs-de-lampe.Tirage à 1200 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 30 exemplaires de tête sur japon contenant quatre états des hors-texte, gravés à l?eau-forte par E. Decisy, dont un état en couleurs à la poupée, et trois états des illustrations dans le texte dont un état en noir, plus une aquarelle originale de Mossa au faux-titre. Notre aquarelle, contre-signée, à pleine page, a été réalisée sur un feuillet indépendant relié juste avant le faux-titre. Elle s?inspire de l?histoire de la Duchesse de cigogne. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Frises D'objets Des Sarcophages Du Moyen Empire

      MIFAO 47, Cairo 1921 - 362pp. Size: 31 x 23 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Secret Agent. Drama in four acts.

      Canterbury: Printed for the author by H. J. Goulden, Ltd. 1921 - Quarto. Original paper wrappers, front cover lettered in black. Housed in a red cloth folding case, spine lettered in gilt. Covers lightly toned and creased at extremities, small chip to head of spine, short closed tear at head of front cover, chipping at foot of rear cover. A very good copy. First edition, one of 52 copies only privately printed, of Conrad's dramatization of his own novel (first published in 1907). Conrad subsequently revised the play into three acts before its first performance at the Ambassadors Theatre in November 1922 and publication in revised form in 1923. Wise, A Conrad Library, p. 43.

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        Preface to) SIMPLE COOKING PRECEPTS FOR A LITTLE HOUSE [1/100 copies signed by Conrad]

      1921 - [signed by Conrad] by Jessie Conrad. [No place: privately printed, 1921.] Original stapled self-wrappers. First Edition, being one of 100 copies numbered and signed by Conrad (this being #62). "This preface to Jessie's cookery book shares the distinction with the preface to THE NIGGER OF THE 'NARCISSUS' of probably having been ordered printed by Conrad himself rather than by one of those pamphlet manufacturers who were responsible for most of [his] 'privately printed' works" [Cagle]. Conrad had written this preface sometime between 1909 and 1911, "on the occasion of a half jocular suggestion by a friend that Mrs. Conrad should write a cookery book. But it was [not until 1920-1921] while detained indoors and often laid up in consequence of a serious operation that Mrs. Conrad was induced to take up the old suggestion" (per Conrad's secretary in 1921). The preface appeared first in this four-page form, and then, after appearing in 1923 in her book (actually titled A HANDBOOK OF COOKERY FOR A SMALL HOUSE), this preface was included with the title "Cookery" in Conrad's LAST ESSAYS.~This is a fine copy. Cagle A53. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Building Plans and Elevations for Warehouse & Mill Building for Natoma Rice Milling Co. on the Corner of 7th St. and Hubbell St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, Circa 1921.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 22" x 36. 11 sheets. Job #90. 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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        Miftah al-lugha [= Key to language]. [Istanbul?], (dated at the end of the text:) 1028 AH [= 1618/19]. Small 4to (22 x 14 cm). An Ottoman manuscript guide to the Persian language with an alphabetical Persian-Turkish glossary, written in Turkish and Persian in an Arabic script in black and red ink on heavily sized and burnished Venetian paper, with 8 later(?) Ottoman astronomical illustrations (7 full-page and 1 double-page) drawn and painted in ink and coloured gouaches (some with gold) mounted over 9 text pages. Contemporary goatskin.

      For the text: F. Bleiber, Der Sprachschlüssel des Scheich Mahmud ibn Adham (1921); G. Flügel, Arabischen, Persischen und Türkischen Handschriften der ... Hofbibliothek zu Wien (1865), 121. An Ottoman manuscript guide to the Persian language by Mahmud ibn-Adham, who appears to have originally written it in 896 AH (1490/91). The central section is an alphabetical Persian-Turkish glossary. The text block measures 15 x 8.5 cm, with 13 lines of text per page with some words in red, some pages with interlinear text in red and/or text in the fore-edge margin in black and/or red. The 8 astronomical illustrations match each other in format (except that one is double-page) and style, and were probably produced as a set. Since these illustrations are mounted on the leaves of the manuscript (covering all but the first lines of the text on 9 pages) and bear little relation to the content of the manuscript, they were clearly added at a later date. That does not necessarily mean they were drawn and painted after the manuscript was written, but we suspect they date from ca. 1700. In the illustration on leaf 91, eight of the nine astronomers and their instruments are clearly copied directly or indirectly from a 1577 (985 AH) view of Taqi al-Din's observatory in Istanbul (Istanbul University Library, MS F1404, fol. 57a) and the ninth appears to be a mirrored and shifted copy of a figure from that view. With owner's stamp overlapping one corner of 7 of the 8 mounted illustrations (so mostly in the margin of the manuscript leaf) and several inscriptions in Arabic script. With occasional mostly marginal stains at the head and in the gutter, slightly affecting the text on a few leaves, and a few small and mostly marginal worm holes in the first few and last few leaves, but otherwise in good condition and with the colours in the astronomical illustrations fresh and bright. The sewing in a couple quires has come loose, and the binding is worn, with some chips and tears in the spine. A ca. 1618/19 Ottoman manuscript guide to the Persian language, with 8 stunning astronomical illustrations mounted on its leaves.

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        Woodrow Wilson's administration and achievements being a compilation of the newspaper press of eight years of the world's greatest history..

      Washington, D.C.: James William Bryan Press, 1921. First edition, thin 8vo, pp. 100; portrait frontispiece, illustrated throughout; original blue cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover (a bit dull), some wear at extremities; all else very good in a new blue cloth clamshell box, black morocco label on spine. This copy inscribed by Roosevelt to his son, Elliott: "For my son Elliott Roosevelt from Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1922."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Rheinsberg. Ein Bilderbuch für Verliebte. Mit 8 (davon 6 ganzs.) Orig.-Radierungen von Kurt Szafranski.

      Bln., Axel Juncker Vlg. 1921 - Berlin, Axel Juncker Vlg. [1921]. 101 S., 1 Bl. 8°. Grüner OHLdr. mit goldgepräg. RTitel, farb. illustr. Vignette auf dem VDeckel und Kopfgoldschnitt. - Eins von 750 (GA 1000) numerierten und von Kurt Tucholsky und Kurt Szafranski im Impressum eigenhändig signierten Exemplaren auf Velin. - "Das fünfzigste Tausend von 'Rheinsberg' wurde als einmaliger Sonderdruck bei der Firma Dietsch & Brückner in Weimar in der Unger-Fraktur gedruckt. Dem Text wurde die ursprüngliche Fassung des Werkes zugrunde gelegt. Kurt Tucholsky schrieb eine Vorrede, Kurt Szafranski radierte die Kupfer. In den Handel kommen 1000 Exemplare, jedes Exemplar ist numeriert und vom Autor und Künstler signiert" (aus dem Impressum). - Einband im hellen Deckenbezug etwas angestaubt, Rücken äußerst gering aufgehellt, Ecken an den Außenkanten minimal berieben. - Im Gesamteindruck sehr gut erhaltenes, schönes Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Ausgabe. - In der Weltbühne vom 8. Dez. 1921. (Nr. 49, S. 579) schrieb Tucholsky über diese Vorzugsausgabe: "Im 'Börsenblatt für den deutschen Buchhandel' finde ich eine Anzeige: 'Rheinsberg, ein Bilderbuch für Verliebte' erscheine zu seinem fünfzigsten Tausend in einer feierlichen und vom Verfasser abgezogenen Luxusausgabe. Die Vorrede, steht da, schrieb Kurt Tucholsky. Aber das ist nicht das richtige. Wo werde ich in einen signierten Büttenband etwas Gescheites hineinschreiben! Die richtige Vorrede soll hier stehen. Rheinsberg . Et hoc meminisse iuvabit . Die Sache war damals so, dass ich das Buch, nach dem später generationsweise vom Blatt geliebt wurde, an der See schrieb, auf die Postille gebückt, zur Seite die wärmende Claire, und es, nach Berlin zurückgekehrt, Herrn Kunstmaler Szafranski vorlas. Das war eine Freude -! Der Dicke sagte, einen solchen Bockmist hätte er wohl alle seine Lebtage noch nicht vernommen, aber wenn ich es ein bißchen umarbeitete, und wenn er es illustrierte, dann würde es schon gehen. Ich arbeitete um, ließ die hübschen Stellen weg, walzte die mäßigen etwas aus, und inzwischen illustrierte jener, denn was ein richtiger Plagiatmaler ist, der ist fleißig. Während er abzeichnete, ging ich zu Herrn Verlegermeister Axel Juncker. Verleger sind keine Menschen. Sie tun nur so. Dieser warf mich mit Buch hinaus. [. . .] aber nachdem mir Verlegermeister Juncker noch rasch mitgeteilt hatte, dass Liebespaare niemals so miteinander redeten, nahm er es doch. Das war ihm ganz recht. Inzwischen war Szafranski nicht müßig gewesen. Unter Zugrundelegung der Lipperheidischen Kostümbibliothek, seines reich ausgestatteten fotografischen Archivs und einiger anderer Vorlagen entsproß seinen dicken Händen langsam ein Werk, das man ruhig unter die besten Arbeiten Paul Scheurichs einreihen darf. Aber er wurde und wurde nicht fertig. Wir telefonierten damals recht lange und recht unfreundlich miteinander - schließlich bestellte er mich in die selige Queen-Bar und zeigte mir, was er angerichtet hatte, Ich trank vier Whiskys hintereinander. Dann sagte ich schüchtern, es sei sehr schön. Szafranski, leichtgläubig wie er nun einmal ist, glaubte das. Das Werk ging unter die Presse. [. . .] Dieses da ist auch nicht die erste Luxusausgabe. Wir haben schon einmal eine gemacht, ganz privat, damals, als das Buch herauskam. Es waren dreißig Exemplare - und weil wir es unseren Damen schenken mußten, die im Verhältnis 29:1 unter uns aufgeteilt waren, malten wir in alle Exemplare, damit es keinen Arger gäbe, eine schöne 1. [. . .]". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Woodrow Wilson's administration and achievements being a compilation of the newspaper press of eight years of the world's greatest history..

      Washington, D.C.: James William Bryan Press, 1921. First edition, thin 8vo, pp. 100; portrait frontispiece, illustrated throughout; original blue cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover (a bit dull), some wear at extremities; all else very good in a new blue cloth clamshell box, black morocco label on spine. This copy inscribed by Roosevelt to his son, Elliott: "For my son Elliott Roosevelt from Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1922."

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        Le Livre des Ballades

      Paris: H. Piazza L'Edition d'Art, (1921). 14 tipped-in illustrations by Rackham, protected by captioned tissue guards. Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt. Five raised spine bands, gilt title. Original tan wrappers bound-in. No. 289 of 1300 copies. Text in French. A fine copy. Latimore, p. 51. Hardcover.

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        A Dish of Apples -- 1/500 signed by Phillpotts and Rackham

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1921 - Number 336 of 500 copies, signed by Eden Phillpotts and Arthur Rackham. 1921, First Edition with the Rackham illustrations. Hardcover, small 4to., full cream cloth, gilt titles and design, teg. 75 pp., with 3 mounted, tissue-covered color plates and many other b&w illustrations throughout. Near Fine. Light shelfwear to the spine ends and corners; tight binding; fresh, clean contents. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        In der Wüste. Farbiges Aquarell auf Papier, rechts unten monogrammiert und datiert.

      1921 - (In der Wüste – gezeigt werden 3 Gehenkte oder Selbstmörder an einem Baum. In der Ferne eine Figur und ein Schiff? ( möglicherweise als Fata Morgana ). Farbiges Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier. Rechts unten mit *L (19)21 *monogrammiert und datiert. Verso vom Künstler mit *In der Wüste, Langfeldt (19)21 * in Bleistift bezeichnet und datiert. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 24 x 24 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß ca. 43 x 43 cm. Von guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Literatur: Vollmer Künstlerlexikon Band 3, Seite 169 ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )( Lagerort Mappe II )

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        Il canzoniere. 1900-1921

      La Libreria Antica e Moderna. Cm. 18, pp. 222 (10). Sulla carta preliminare bianca si trova applicato il foglietto di errata-corrige contenente cinque correzioni e una variante. Con firma di possesso di Umberto Saba (Trieste 23/02/1928) alla carta preliminare bianca. Asportazione di un lembo di carta bianca nella carta preliminare sopra la firma dell"A. verosimilmente effettuata per cassare il nome del destinatario della dedica. Segue in fondo alla pagina una diversa firma di possesso. Brossura orginale. Timbretto di catalogazione privata nella parte bassa della quarta di copertina. Trascurabili segni del tempo (senza mende) alla brossura, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Questa celebre raccolta poetica è divisa in dieci sezioni: Poesie dell"adolescenza, 1900-1903; Voci dai luoghi e dalle cose, 1904-1905; Poesie fiorentine, 1905-1907; Versi militari ,1907-1908; Casa e campagna, 1909-1910; Trieste e una donna, 1910-1912; La serena disperazione 1912-1914; Poesie scritte durante la guerra (s.d.); Cose leggere e vaganti, 1920; L"amorosa spina, 1921. Rarissima prima edizione tirata in 500 esemplari non numerati (indicazione sul verso della pagina di titolo). Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi, 407..

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        Tres Parisien. La Mode Le Chic L'elegance

      1921 - Stunning art deco folio replete w/ (21) pochoir fashion illustrations w/ gouache highlights throughout by 'Isab' thus most suitable for couture framing!~

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        A Heterak Tudomanya Vagy Hogyan Oktatta Ki Nanna a Hires Kurtizan Lanyat Pippat A Szerelem Muveszetere

      Hellas Verlag. 1921 - Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Hungarian language. Decorative cover. Detached spine. Illustrated Plates. Limited edition. Slipcase torn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northernmost Australia

      1921 - Three centuries of exploration, discovery and adventure in and around the Cape York peninsula, Queensland with a study of the narratives of all explorers by sea and land in the light of modern charting, many original or hitherto unpublished documents. First edition. 2 vols. 17 folding maps in pockets, and numerous illustrations. Large 8vo. Good original cloth, scattered light foxing. xvi, 366; xiv, 367-768pp. Melbourne, Simpkin, A good copy of this standard work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Wilfred Owen. With an Introduction by Siegfried Sassoon

      Chatto & Windus. London 1921 - The first reprint of the first edition, March 1921. Printed by Morrison and Gibb Ltd. Edinburgh. Publisher's red cloth over boards, as issued. No dustwrapper. Scarce and rather fragile, this is Owen's only book, first published in December 1920, two years after his death. The preface "found in an unfinished condition amongst Wilfred Owen's papers." states that: "This book is not about heros. [-] nor anything about glory, honour, dominion or power," A Very Good copy: corners slightly bumped and worn, spine faded and creased, paper label browned but legible and complete. Some toning to title and offsetting to frontis, tissue guard creased and toned. Initials in pencil to FEP, front hinge weak but intact. Title; frontispiece half-tone photographic portrait of Owen in uniform, tissue guard, title-page; introduction by Sassoon; preface by Owen; contents; second half-title; [12] pp., pp.1-33, printer's name to reverse of p.33. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch der Speziellen Chirurgie des Ohres und der Oberen Luftwege. 3. Vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, I-IV. [FOUR VOLUMES BOUND IN FIVE].

      Würzburg, Curt Kabitzsch, 1921-24. - Four volumes bound in 5. Crown quarto. Pp. I.1: 330, plus 151 plates; I.2: 783, plus 47 plates; II.1-2: 696, plus 111 plates; 280, plus 19 plates; III: 758, plus 73 plates; IV: 831, plus 63 plates. With numerous wood-engraved illustrations and photographs throughout the text. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's green half calf and matching cloth, spines gilt, cloth inner hinges; extremities bit rubbed, minor blemishes, second volume with small damage to corner of last few leaves of index with loss of few words. In a very good condition and with fine interiors. ~ Third, revised and expanded edition. Complete. Volume II, published 1924, is of the 1st and 2nd edition. This expanded volume comprises of 2 parts. The second part was not included in the first edition, nor in the 1913-14 second edition, and appeared for the first time in 1924 as a combined edition. It is, in essence, an individual volume in itself, comprising of 280 pages and 19 plates, as well as numerous text illustrations. It also contains the Index. Rare complete set well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gehörorgan Obere Luft- und Speisewege. (Handbuch der Ärztlichen Erfahrungen im Weltkriege 1914/1918, Band VI.).

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth 1921 - Octavo. Pp. ix, 348, (2) publisher's ads. Plus 2 plates, one with 9 images in colour lithography, the other monochromatic with facing semitransparent overlay with detailed nomenclature. With 80 illustrations to the text. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's burgundy full cloth, cover and spine richly decorated and lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers, extremities trifle rubbed, one corner slightly bumped, small decorative private stamp at bottom of first blank. In a very good condition, fine interior. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Handbuch der Ärztlichen Erfahrungen im Weltkriege 1914/1918, Band VI. Otto Voß (1869-1959); Gustav Killian (1860-1921). Published posthumously after Killian death. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notturno

      Fratelli Treves, Milano 1921 - 3ff-505-XIV pp., In-12° (122 x 189mm), broché, couverture illustrée en noir. Edition originale. Exemplaire du tirage du premier mille. Ouvrage en italien. Couverture et 12 gravures en noir de Adolfo de CAROLIS. Très bel envoi signé de l’auteur, au poète André Jullien du Breuil, sur la page de faux titre. [Adolfo de Carolis, né à Montefiore dell'Aso le 7 février 1874 et mort à Rome le 6 janvier 1928, est un peintre, xylographe, homme de lettres, illustrateur et photographe italien de la fin du XIXe et début XXe siècle. Il a commencé à peindre en plein-air dans la campagne romaine avec le groupe Arte En Libertas de Nino Costa avec qui il a exposé en 1897. À la Biennale de Venise (1899), il exposa des peintures allégoriques inspirées par les Préraphaélites. En 1900, l'Académie des beaux-arts de Pérouse le fit Accademico per Merito (Académicien par mérite). En 1901, il obtint la chaire d'Ornato (décoration) de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Florence . Parmi ses œuvres les plus populaires on note les nombreuses illustrations de romans de Gabriele D'Annunzio (Il Notturno, La figlia di Iorio) et de Giovanni Pascoli (recueil de poèmes). De Carolis fut aussi un éminent graveur sur bois, un illustrateur et a exécuté de nombreuses fresques. Il a aussi écrit des essais sur l'art dans divers périodiques, (dont Eroica et Rinascimento). Il a réalisé les fresques mythologiques du Salone del Consiglio Provinciale, à Ascoli Piceno (1907-1909). En 1908, en collaboration avec l'architecte Alfredo Brizzi il a remporté le concours pour la décoration du Salone del Palazzo del Podestà de Bologne. En 1911, il avait commencé un cycle inspiré de la Renaissance, illustrant l'histoire de la civilisation, avec un accent particulier sur le passé de Bologne. Ce projet a été complété par ses assistants, après sa mort. De 1922 à 1924, il décora à fresque la Sala del Consiglio Provinciale d'Arezzo. Il illustra la marque de la collection Classici del ridere de l'éditeur Angelo Fortunato Formiggini (cf. Wikipédia)]. [André Jullien, dit du Breuil (né en 1903 et mort en 1944) est un romancier et poète français. Homme de lettres dont on connaît un roman, Imprudence, publié en 1928. Le style en est vif et épuré, la langue d'une grande élégance. On lui doit également deux recueils de poésies. La revue Des Poèmes a publié certaines de ses poésies, au moins dans les cahiers 1 et 2, vraisemblablement en avril et juillet 1924. Un ancien prix littéraire a été créé à son nom en 1948. C'était un prix quinquennal. Lieutenant et résistant pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il fut tué par les Allemands lors d'une embuscade au Pont Charvet (Vercors), le 1er août 1944. Il est inhumé au cimetière de Moucherotte (Vercors) et son nom est mentionné au Panthéon de Paris dans la liste des écrivains morts au champ d'honneur. (cf. Wikipédia)]. Notturno est un poème écrit en 1916 et publié en 1921. Il fut rédigé alors que d'Annunzio était frappé de cécité suite à une blessure de guerre. Infimes traces d’usage ou du temps à la couverture, brochage intègre, papier d’une parfaite fraîcheur. Très bon exemplaire. Size: In-12° [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        47th Sikhs War Records - The Great War 1914-1918. [cover title]

      No place: no publisher, c.1921 - Quarto. Original red cloth, title gilt to front board. A little rubbed, spine a touch sunned, pale toning, mild foxing to the fore-edge with very occasional encroachment on the margins, very good. 8 maps, 303 leaves, roneoed typescript, rectos only. "Not formally published at the time, seen in various types of library binding" (Perkins). Copac shows a copy at BL and two at IWM, OCLC adds a copy at Toronto Public Library. "The 47th Bengal Infantry was raised in 1901 as a class Regt. recruiting only Jat Sikhs. Two years later it was re-titled as 47th Siklhs and then, in 1922, it became the 5th (Duke of Connaught's Own), 11th Sikh Regt. This is a narrative account of its time on the Western Front (where it suffered 1591 casualties, of whm 227 were fatal), and then its move to Egypt and Mesopotamia for the remainder of the war". Includes appendices containing Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards, list of British and Indian officers who served, casualty statistics, and a note on establishments. Perkins notes just two maps. Extraordinarily uncommon Perkins p.468 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Irradiador del Port, i les Gavines

      Barcelona 1921 - 125 pp. Buen ejemplar de este libro mítico con caligramas. Lomo completo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Selected Poems

      London: Philip Lee Warner,, 1921. Octavo. Original cloth-backed blue boards, white paper labels printed in black to spine and front board, silk page marker, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard laid-in, title vignette, both by William Nicholson. Boards and edges lightly toned, tips worn, green pencil mark to p. 81. Otherwise an excellent copy in the jacket, spine sunned, 35 mm closed tear to top of front joint, tape repairs to verso of spine. First Riccardi edition, number 712 of 1,000 copies printed on handmade paper. Another 14 copies (12 of which were for sale) were bound in vellum. This collection of poems by Hardy was first published in 1916. It is rare to find it with the jacket.

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        Risunki Natana Altmana 1920.

      St. Petersburg. 1921 - 23.5 cm [3] leaves, [10] plates, [2] leaves. With a facsimile of Lenins signature and 10 plates with reproductions of drawings, 9 showing portraits of Lenin and one view of his office, all by Natan Altman. Original illustrated brochure. The front cover / jacket is in a good condition, the rear jacket is stained and has some stamps, the first three pages and the first illustration slightly waterstaine, otherwise fine. Rare / redko. The cover design in the suprematist style by Nathan Altman (1889-1970), one of the major soviet / Russian Jewish artists of the 20th century. In 1910/11 he met Chagall, Archipenko and other artists in Paris and participated in 1922 at the 1st Russian art exhibition in Berlin. (Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin). One of this most famous portraits is the one of the poet Anna Akhmatova. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wälsungenblut. Mit Steindrucken von Th. Th. Heine

      Phantasus-Verlag, München 1921 Halbleder Sehr gut VORZUGSAUSGABE. EINMALIGE AUFLAGE VON 530 EXEMPLREN, IN BBLEISTIFT NUMERIERT UND SIGNIERT (THOMAS MANN UND TH.TH.HEINE EIGENHÄNDIG). Eins (Nr. 131) von 100 Exemplaren (Nummern.101-200) der Halblederausgabe. Eine Privatdruck hergestellt in der Offizin Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn, gebunden in der Werkstatt Carl Herkomer, München. Strukturierter pappbezogener kartonierter Einband, Lederecken, goldgeprägter Lederrücken mit Titelei, 5 Bünde, solide und gut erhalten. Kopfschnitt vergoldet, 88 paginierte Seiten, grosse, klare Typographie. Ab Seite 7, kleine Läsur/Druckstelle (siehe Foto) mittig am oberen Rand der Seiten bis Seite 52. Danach nur noch kleine Druckstelle (kaum sichtbar). Eine Rarität in sdurchaus ordentlichem Zustand. +++ Wälsungenblut ist eine Novelle von Thomas Mann. Sie entstand 1906, wurde aber erst 1921 veröffentlicht und persifliert Richard Wagners Musikdrama Die Walküre, indem sie die snobistische Selbstverliebtheit und inzestuöse Beziehung des reichen, jüdischen Zwillingspaars Siegmund und Sieglind beschreibt. Der Titel spielt auf eine Stelle in der Walküre an, in welcher Siegmund seine Zwillingsschwester Sieglinde mit den Worten „Braut und Schwester bist du dem Bruder / so blühe denn, Wälsungenblut“ zum Inzest (und Ehebruch) auffordert. Die Wälsungen sind ein sagenhaftes germanisches Geschlecht. Die Erzählung gehört wegen stereotyper, als antisemitisch bewerteter Vorstellungen und Charakterzeichnungen zu den umstrittensten Werken Thomas Manns, der wegen Verstimmungen im Hause Pringsheim eine beabsichtigte Veröffentlichung in der Neuen Rundschau verhinderte (aus Wikipedia). +++ 19,4 x 26,4 cm, 0,6 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Bibliophilie nummeriert limitiert illustriete Bücher Versand D: 5,50 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Handbuch der Speziellen Chirurgie des Ohres und der Oberen Luftwege. 3. Vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, I-IV. [FOUR VOLUMES BOUND IN FIVE].

      Würzburg, Curt Kabitzsch, 1921-24.. Four volumes bound in 5. Crown quarto. Pp. I.1: 330, plus 151 plates; I.2: 783, plus 47 plates; II.1-2: 696, plus 111 plates; 280, plus 19 plates; III: 758, plus 73 plates; IV: 831, plus 63 plates. With numerous wood-engraved illustrations and photographs throughout the text. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's green half calf and matching cloth, spines gilt, cloth inner hinges; extremities bit rubbed, minor blemishes, second volume with small damage to corner of last few leaves of index with loss of few words. In a very good condition and with fine interiors. ~ Third, revised and expanded edition. Complete. Volume II, published 1924, is of the 1st and 2nd edition. This expanded volume comprises of 2 parts. The second part was not included in the first edition, nor in the 1913-14 second edition, and appeared for the first time in 1924 as a combined edition. It is, in essence, an individual volume in itself, comprising of 280 pages and 19 plates, as well as numerous text illustrations. It also contains the Index. Rare complete set well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Mädchenkopfe.

      - 6 aquarellierte Radierungen (einschl. Titelblatt) aus der um 1921 von der Werkgemeinschaft Worpswede herausgegebenen Folge „Sechs Köpfe" 1917/21; auf chamoisfarbenem Bütten, sämtlich signiert sowie auf dem Titelblatt numeriert. 18,9:14,3 cm, bzw. je 22,8:17,7 cm. – Titelblatt im rechten Rand angeschmutzt, einige Falten geglättet, ein Blatt mit Rostfleck im breiten Rand. Provenienz: Sammlung PK im Hochoval, nicht bei Lugt. Literatur: Bestandskatalog Lindenau-Museum Altenburg, 2000, Nrn. 4734 und 4736-4740. Es fehlt der Originalumschlag. – Nr. 30 von 50 Exx. Sehr selten!

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        Poems

      Richmond, London: for the Author at The Hogarth Press,, [1921]. Octavo. Original wrappers, sewn at the fold, title to front in black. Bookplate of Dr J S Rake to front blank. Extremities somewhat rubbed and toned, a few other marks and light dust soiling, some very minor spotting within, but entirely sound and in very good condition. First edition, first impression, very scarce. Woolmer notes that the number of copies printed is not known, but that 176 copies were recorded as sold to 31 January 1923. The Canadian poet Frank James Prewett (1893–1962) spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. He surfaced as a war poet of the First World War, meeting Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital. After the war he became a favourite at Garsington. His poetry was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology and Oxford Poetry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1921 & 1922 & 1924 Wisden Hardbacks

      This lot is a Set of 3 Hardback Wisdens - 1921 and 1922 and 1924. The 1921 being a very hard year to find. In Good Condition. The 1921 has touched up gilts and restored hinges, otherwise very nice indeed with clean boards, the 1922 is a poor year condition wise , this one is better than average, it has a line to the spine but better than average hinges, the 1924 has some wear but very nice inside,mark to the rear board. 7/10s for their respective years, all photoplates within.

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        Notturno.

      Milano, Fratelli Treves, 1921. In 4to grande (cm. 25); legatura di lusso per la tiratura speciale di 200 copie numerate in piena pelle scura con doppio filetto in oro ai due piatti, titolo in oro, medaglione in oro al piatto anteriore e motto "io ho quel che ho donato" in oro al piatto posteriore; dorso a 5 nervi con riquadri e titolo in oro. Doppio filetto in oro all'interno dei piatti e bella carta colorata. Pp. 16 non numerate; da 2 a 505 numerate; XIV, 6 nn., 5 nn. con applicati 10 cartigli del manoscritto + una carta bianca. Prima edizione nella tiratura di lusso voluta dal Poeta in 200 copie, rilegate ognuna con pelle di colore e qualità differente, come pure le sguardie colorate. Bellissimo esemplare. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        PETER PAN AND WENDY

      Hodder and Stoughton, LONDON 1921 - TRULY RARE DELUXE FIRST & ONLY PRINTING!! FIRST BRITISH PRINTING, HODDER & STOUGHTON, FINE CONDITION!! EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE ORIGINAL 1921 "PETER PAN & WENDY" Illustrated by MABEL LUCY ATTWELL with 12 BEAUTIFUL FULL COLOR (COLOUR) HINGED PLATES. THIS IS THE DELUXE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION PRINTING, IN LOVELY ROBIN'S EGG BLUE CLOTH, EMBOSSED COLOR FRONT ILLUSTRATION with FRONT COVER & SPINE LETTERING IN BRIGHT GILT. THIS EXAMPLE IS NEAR FINE, COVERS EXCELLENT, BINDER TIGHT, FAINT FOXING ON A FEW PRELIMS & FINAL PAGES.VERY FAINT. SLIGHT COLOR VARIATION ON REAR BOARD!! ALL 12 COLOR HINGED (EDGE GLUED ON HEAVY DARKER STOCK) IN PERFECT CONDITION!! ____________________________ NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS ONLY PRINTED ONCE in the U.K. in 1921. "NOTE: THERE WAS ALSO A "CHEAP" VERSION OF THE FIRST RELEASED SHORTLY AFTER THE DELUXE. IT IS A SMALLER FORMAT, (THICKER MORE PAGES), AND HAS ALL OF THE ORIGINAL HINGED COLOR PLATES -- I HAVE THAT VERSION LISTED AS WELL, IF THE DELUXE IS A BIT TOO MUCH FOR YOU)! _____________________________ IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1979 THAT HODDER & STOUGHTON ISSUED A SECOND EDITION of THE ORIGINAL DELUXE PRINTING.NOT AS THICK WITH GLOSSY FULL PAGE TIPPED-IN ILLUSTRATIONS (SEE Last two images). Appears Similar, but the Modern Re-print info is in the Rear, and it is A MERE SHADOW OF THIS BOOK. LAST IMAGE IS OF TITLEPAGE & FRONTIS OF THAT BOOK. .AND EVEN THOUGH IT OFTEN SELLS FOR $100 OR MORE BY ITSELF, I AM INCLUDING THE COPY SHOWN WITH THE ORIGINAL AS PART OF THIS LISTING -- BOTH BOOKS, 1 PRICE! ______________________________ NOTE: the American edition was also published in 1921, but was re-printed in 1923 -- both are much more common & far less attractive books compared to this one!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROTHENBURG/ob der Tauber., Prächtige Gesamtansicht über die Toppelbrücke.

      Aquarell von Vinzenz Marschall, sign. und dat. 1921, 22,5 x 34 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Franken

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Das Plakat. Zeitschrift des Vereins der Plakatfreunde e.V. 12. Jahrgang 1921 in 10 Heften.

      Berlin-Charlottenburg (Verlag "Das Plakat") 1921 - 668 S. und zahlr. röm. gezählte Werbeseiten sowie viele, meist eingebundene, teils lose beiliegende farbige Beilagen. 29 x 22,5 cm, Orig.-Karton (kaum Gebrauchsspuren). - Sehr gut erhalten * Der komplette Jahrgang 1921 in Einzelheften, die meist als Themen- bzw. Sonderhefte erschienen: Münchner Heft (München), Sonderheft Warenzeichen, Tanz und Musik, Amtliche Graphik, Themenheft Walter Kampmann, Hamburg-Heft, Holländische Plakatkunst, Religiöse Graphik, Familiengraphik. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Angela Sülzen]
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