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         The Terrible People

      Doubleday Page & Company Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company. 1926. First. First American edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a short tear, and the spine white and unsoiled. Criminal mastermind seemingly returns from the grave to take vengeance on those who stood in his way. Basis for a 1928 film, now lost, as well as a German 1960 remake, part of the Rialto series. Scarce in this condition. .

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         Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926. 1/4 vellum Limited Edition Near Fine A Near Fine Signed Limited Edition copy. One of 325 copied printed on large paper in 1926 and signed by Thomas Hardy. With forty-one wood engravings by Vivien Gribble. Large Octavo (8 x 11 1/2 inches). Marbled boards with gilt lettered vellum spine. Light soiling to spine, corners lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy of the beloved Hardy classic. Printed on fine Original Turkey Mill Kent watermarked decked sheets. Pp. v-xiii, 1-507 [508]. Includes Hardy's Explanatory Notes to the First Edition (dated 1891) and Preface to the Fifth and Later Editions, (dated 1892, 1895, and 1912). Also includes folded Map of Wessex of the Novels and the Poems by Emery Walker, printed in red and black (31.15 x 27.68 cm). Catalog Artemis

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         Patrologia Syriaca complectens opera omnia SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Catholicorum Quibus Accedunt Aliorum Acatholicorum Auctorum Scripta Quae Ad Res Ecclesiasticas Perinent Quotquot Syriaece Supersunt Secondum Codices Praesertim Londinenses, Parisienses, Vaticanos. Pars Prima ab initiis usque ad annum 350. (Tomus Primus. Tomus Secundus, Tomus Tertius.)

      Firmin Didot et Socii Paris: Firmin-Didot et Socii, 1894, 1907, 1926. Softcover. g. 3 volumes. 4to. lxxx, 1053pp. 1428pp, cccvi, 1168pp. Volume one in modern red, volume 2 and volume 3 in original brown wrappers, all with black lettering and illustration to wrappers and spine. Scuffing, rubbing, discoloration and tearing to wrappers. All page edges untrimmed. Some pages unopened. Text in Latin and Syriac. In good condition. The Patrologia Syriaca was started in 1894 with the aim of publishing a collection that would contain Oriental texts, edited in the original tongues with a translation into Latin or a modern, Western language. In this case, Syriac, a Christian Aramaic dialect is translated into Latin, whereby each page is separated into two columns (the Syriac text facing the Latin). The topic is mainly hagiography (biographies of biblical figures). The introduction is in Latin. Later, the idea of this work was discontinued in its original form and replaced by the Patrologia Orientalis starting from unpublished texts in Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Greek, Georgian and Slavonic.

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      Dutton NY: Dutton, 1926. Small quarto. (xiv), (160)pp. Illustrated with numerous line drawing by Ernest Shepard. First American edition, large paper issue. One of 200 copies signed by Milne and Shepard. Although he first appears as the subject of a poem in When We Were Very Young, this is the first book of collected stories about Edward Bear, otherwise known as Winnie-the-Pooh. This is an exceptional copy of the Large Paper edition, very fine in cloth-backed pale pink illustrated boards with paper spine label, in a fine dust wrapper with closed tear by lower spine fold, and with original glassine wrapper, which has a large chip to lower front corner. It is housed in the publisher's printed box, which has been expertly repaired.

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      New York: E.P. Dutton 1926 New York: E.P. Dutton, 1926. First American Edition, No. 90 of 200 large paper copies, signed by Milne and Shepard. Sm 4to. Decorations by E.H. Shepard. 158 pp. Original pink pictorial paper over boards, blue cloth spine, a very fine copy in original glassine outer wrapper and orange printed pictorial dust jacket; in custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase

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         FOUR PLAYS

      1926. 1. MILNE,A.A. FOUR PLAYS. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1926. 8vo, cloth. 265p., fine in dw. 1st ed. Contains: To Have the Honour, Ariadne, Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers and Success. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY MILNE.

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         LES POESIES DE MELEAGRE. Illustré de quinze eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par E. Chimot.

      In-4 p., bella legatura in mz. marocchino rosso a grandi angoli, filetti dorati ai piatti, dorso a cordoni e tit. oro, conserv. cop. orig., pp. (6),171,(3); ogni pag. del testo in sottile cornice rossa con grandi iniz. pure in rosso; ornato da deliziosi finali in rosso e nero che raffigurano antichi vasi greci. Il vol. è illustrato da 15 pregevoli acqueforti originali di Chimot in 3 stati (état en noir avec remarques, état de décomposition, épreuve définitive en couleurs), di carattere galante. Magnifica edizione in tirat. complessiva di 230 esempl. numer. Il ns., n. 35, fa parte della tirat. di 50 "sur papier Japon impérial", con le illustrazioni in 3 stati (2 tavv. nel ns. esempl. sono in 4 stati), arricchito da un disegno a colori originale, firmato da Chimot. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 254: "Belle édition très cotée, surtout en grand papier" - Benezit,III, p. 593 che cita l'illustraz. di quest'opera. Bellissimo esemplare.

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         Lettres Espagnoles by Jacques De Lacretelle

      Societe D'Edition Le Livre Paris: Societe D'Edition "Le Livre, 1926. First edition. Paperback. Orig. lettered tan wrappers. Near fine in chipped original glassine overwrapper lacking small portions at head and foot of backstrip./No Dust Jacket. 181 pages. 24 1/2 x 16 cm. Eleven black and white etchings by Laurencin. Limited edition, copy 107 of 275. Partly unopened. Though she participated in the feverish discussions which gave rise to Cubism, she was the mistress of Apollinaire, who anointed her Cubist amongst others, her art never truly wore that mantle. Some early painting perhaps, but she chose figurative representation in the thirty works she decorated and illustrated in her mature period. Clean, fresh and bright copy; slight fade to backstrip.

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         Le Journal d'une Femme de Chambre by Octave Mirbeau [The Journal of a Chambermaid]

      Javal et Bourdeaux Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1926. Full red morocco. Teg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 310 pages. 33 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 111 of 180 plus (15 copies reserved for La Societe Des Medecins Bibliophiles) printed on velin des papeteries d'arches, illustrated with a host of etchings in three states by Lobel-Riche. Printed in red and black in Della Robbia type, original wrappers bound-in, latter front cover darkened. Originally published 1900 during the Dreyfus Affair. Mirbeau, an anarchist had wide public as well as literary and artistic avant-garde appeal both as a journalist and novelist. As an art critic he espoused the work of Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Renoir and Bonnard, and was an early advocate of Van Gogh. This novel like Dreiser's, SISTER CARRIE published the same year was also considered decadent; it defied the hypocritical rules of convention, Celestine the main character in this novel is assigned a succession of degrading roles by a society the author despised. Bound by David, raised bands, gilt spine lettering, inner dentelles in art deco style, marbled endpapers. A very fresh and bright copy.

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         Shires and Provinces

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1926.. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards. First Signed Limited Edition. Gold Embossed Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. 14 ¼ x 10½ Inches Signed by Author and Artist Hardcover Splendid book with 16 full page colour illustrations by Lionel Edwards. This is the signed edition, limited to 100 copies, this is number 67 signed in pencil by Lionel Edwards and Sabretache. The boards are Gold decorated cream vellum with just very light yellowing and tiny marks. Inner pages are lightly browned to extreme edges, plates have tissue guards which have a few light foxing spots, these guards have protected the illustrated plates and there is no foxing to these. Pages are untrimmed on two sides and gold on top edge, this is a little dulled but still bright and attractive. VERY HEAVY BOOK 4.5 Kg with secure packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A really nice copy of a scarce collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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      1926. ONE OF 150 COPIES, SIGNED "ERIC GILL T. S. D." (this is copy #79). 203 x 117 mm (8 x 4 5/8"). [26] pp. Publisher's linen-backed blue paper boards, paper label on upper cover. With Gill's "Veritas" device on title page, printer's cockerel device in colophon, and two fine full-page copperplate engravings by Gill. Front pastedown with book label reading "FROM THE LIBRARY OF / C. H. ST JOHN HORNBY / SHELLEY HOUSE, CHELSEA." Gill 11. One tiny (wax?) spot on lower cover, quarter-inch faded strip at head of boards, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, pristine internally. This is an essay on the nature of beauty in the form of a philosophical argument in the Scholastic style used in the "Summa Theologica" of St. Thomas Aquinas. The title, which means "that which pleases by being seen," is Thomas' simple definition of beauty. The striking engravings depict (1) a peculiar juxtaposition of a nude David with an immense slug, a very large earthworm, and a dead tree, and (2) the flying buttresses of Chartres Cathedral with the sun and Blériot's monoplane in the sky above. The author/artist tells us in his "Prologue" that the "illustrations are more to amuse that to elevate or instruct and serve merely to remind the reader of the subject matter under discussion." The work was published at a time in Gill's life when his Catholic faith was having a strong impact on his life and work. He was living in an old Benedictine monastery in Wales, and had become a lay member of the Order of St. Dominic, as the initials after his name on the title page and in his signature reflect. This is an important association copy for the private press movement, bringing together central figures from the Golden Cockerel and Ashendene presses: Gill did memorable work on the chief productions of the former press in the late 1920s and early '30s, and our earlier owner Hornby founded and operated the latter press for 40 years, up until 1935.

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         Reclining Cat"

      (Capel-y-ffin, Wales), 1926. Original copperplate engraving measuring 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. One of twenty copies signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. In 1926, Jones completed a group of four copper engravings, limited to twenty copies each, of which this is one. According to Douglas Cleverdon, apart from some signed artist's proofs, these are the only engravings thus issued. Jones displays a beautifully fluent engraved line in this work. Very fine.

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         CLEVER BILL

      1926. 2. NICHOLSON,WILLIAM. CLEVER BILL. [Lond.]: Heinemann [1926]. Oblong small 4to, yellow pictorial boards, 23p., small repairs to spine ends, endpaper rubbed where bookplate removed else tight and VG+. 1st edition. Printed on rectos only, featuring wonderful color lithographs that fill the page. One line of calligraphic text is beneath each picture. "If, by a true picture book one means a book in which pictures tell a story with little need of text, there can be no doubt that William Nicholson had accomplished this in Clever Bill." (Meigs':Critical History p. 582). See also Bader p.61-1 who cites Nicholson's innovative oblong format "for which there is no true precedent." This is a nice copy of a very scarce children's book.

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         A NATURAL HISTORY Of The DUCKS. Volumes I - IV

      Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge Boston / New York:: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge,. 1922 / 1923 / 1925 / 1926.. 12-1/2" x 9-1/2". 1st Edition, all volumes. 4 volumes (x, [2], 264; xii, 409, [3 (blank)]; ix, [3], 383, [3 (blank)]; ix, [3], 489, [1 (blank)] pp., including Bibliography & Index). Untrimmed.. Grey paper boards with tan cloth spine. On- lay to spine with black title lettering.. Ex-library, though not significantly so, with the exterior just. showing a small label to spine base. Some edgewear & some light. smudging to boards. Light age-toning to boards. Withal, a square &. tight VG+ set.. These volumes describe & depict the various types of ducks throughout the world.... what they look like, their habits, and the geographical area in which they are likely to be found. . Profusely illustrated with 102 color and b/w inserted plates. 118 images of maps. The occasional 1 line, 3 word library stamp.

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         LE MALHEUREUX PETIT VOYAGE. Agrémenté de Quinze illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi.

      In-8 p., mz. marocch. con ang. coevo (lievi abras.), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su due tasselli, taglio sup. dorato, pp. 207,(3), con le bellissime illustrazioni di Brunelleschi colorate "au pochoir": sono 15 grandi vignette e 11 finalini nel t., oltre ad alc. testate e finali in b.n. alle Note. Prima edizione illustrata da Umberto Brunelleschi, della "deliziosa opera di Gabriel Soulages. "Le Malherureux petit voyage" può essere considerato il capostipite del filone erotico, prediletto poi dall'artista nel quarto decennio". Cosi' Ercoli "Brunelleschi", p. 63. Cfr. anche Fanelli/Godoli,I, p. 75-76 - Benezit,II, p. 893. Bella ediz. di 500 esempl. numer. Il ns., 196, fa parte della tiratura di 435 "sur vélin d'Arches" (num. 40 a 474). Esempl. con barbe, molto ben conservato.

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         Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi: Being the 26th and 27th Chapters of Saint Matthew's Gospel from the Latin Text

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press. 1926. Hardcover. Cream linen boards with gilt titles on spine, bookplate of the art historian Rainforth Armitage Walker who was an expert on both Eric Gill and also Aubrey Beardsley who designed the bookplate, internally clean and bright, illustrated with 6 wood-engravings by Eric Gill. Dust jacket a little darkened on spine and showing light edgewear/rubbing, one small (<1cm) closed tear to top edge of rear panel, jacket now in a protective sleeve. No.167 of an edition of 250 copies. The years between 1924 and 1933, when Robert Gibbings was proprietor, were in many ways the golden age of the Golden Cockerel Press. Under Gibbings the press would collaborate with the best wood engravers then working, such as Eric Ravilious, John Nash, Paul Nash, John Farleigh, Agnes Miller Parker, David Jones, and, of course, Eric Gill. At the time Gibbings was buying the Golden Cockerel Press Gill was moving into the rural isolation of Capel-y-ffin and a period of his life that would produce much of his best work as a sculptor, an engraver and a typographer. Gill would produce the engravings for some of the Golden Cockerel Press' most important works of the period; The Song of Songs (1925), Troilus and Criseyde (1927), The Canterbury Tales (1928), and The Four Gospels of 1931. No other wood-engraver of the period comes near to Gill's originality and verve, but the explicit eroticism of much of Gill's work shocked many of his former supporters and drew puzzled reproaches from the Dominicans with whom Gill had been associated since his conversion to catholicism in 1913. The engravings in this work are not on the scale of those in the Four Gospels but Gill's distinct style is clearly evident illustrating a latin text that Gill undoubtedly knew well., 4to 11" - 13" tall, [6] 15 [5] pp .

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         THE MATERIALIST TODAY [cover title]

      N.p. n.d. North Montpelier Vermont: Walter J. Coates N.p., n.d. [North Montpelier, Vermont: Walter J. Coates,. May 1926]. printed self wrappers, sewn.. Faint crease to first leaf, else a fine copy. (#114478). First edition. The ultimate copy of a legendary rarity. H. P. Lovecraft's copy with a presentation inscription to him by Walter J. Coates on page [3]: "Howard P. Lovecraft / from / Walter J. Coates, Editor / of / 'Drift Wind' / in whose / columns / October -- 1926 / this / article originally / appears / North Montpelier, Vt. / May 30, 1926." This essay, a "brief exposition of materialist metaphysics and ethics" (Joshi and Schultz, p. 164), formed part of a letter from Lovecraft to Coates, who insisted that Lovecraft prepare the essay for publication. The 1210-word essay, probably completed in the spring of 1926, was published in the October 1926 issue of DRIFTWIND. The rare pamphlet printing, limited to 15 copies for private circulation, was printed by Coates in May 1926, prior to publication in DRIFTWIND. In 1926 Coates "founded the regional magazine DRIFTWIND, and in one of the early issues he published Lovecraft's essay "The Materialist Today" (October 1926). Lovecraft declares that this was part of a letter to Coates and prepared for publication at Coates' insistence. Coates also issued it as a pamphlet in a print run of of 15 copies, making it one of the rarest of Lovecraft's separate publications; indeed, for many years it was thought that no copies of it survived, but lately one or two copies have surfaced. Various of Lovecraft's remarks suggest that it actually predated the magazine appearance [and this copy confirms that it did]. The essay is a short, compact, and somewhat cynical enunciation of materialist principles. Coates would later publish a fair amount of Lovecraft's verse in DRIFTWIND." - Joshi, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life, p. 427. Whatever the essay lacks in philosophical rigor or scientific depth it makes up for in richness of atmosphere. This is a meditation, not an argument, and should be approached as such. It shows a side of Lovecraft not seen in his letters, with their generosity and warmth, or his weird fiction and poetry, with their apprehension of vast malignant potency. We glimpse here, behind both of these personae, behind the Johnsonian bluster, behind the compulsive playfulness, behind the bottomless pits and aeons of space- time, behind the impossible geometries and shapeless monsters and un- nameable entities, behind all these we see here a kind of blankness, a matter-of-fact acceptance "that the infinite cosmos is like a vast patch of summer sky out of which little cirrus clouds gather here & there, presently to be dissolved into blankness again." He manages to stop materialism from turning into nihilism (he doesn't have the rage needed for that). But can he stop it from turning into cynicism? "All is illusion, hollowness, & nothingness -- but what does that matter? Illusions are all we have, so let us pretend to cling to them -- they lend dramatic values & comforting sensations of purpose to things which are really valueless & purposeless." But is this really cynicism, a retreat from the struggle for meaning? Or is it stoicism, a Roman defiance of the meaningless universe? Or is it existentialism? Not that cartoon version the café poet uses to dignify his ennui (as he wears his beret to cover up a bald spot), but the courage that searches and finds emptiness, and searches further and finds freedom? Considered in this light -- the gentility and conspiratorial silliness of the friend; the dignified bulwarks of aesthetic dogma; the extravagant horrors of the storyteller, the mountains of words and rivers of ink -- were all these, for Lovecraft, just games of let's-pretend? But if that's all there is in life, can we hold that against him? Indeed, if that's all there really is, then should we not hold these up in his favor, these fabrications-out-of-nothing? Lovecraft, like most compelling figures, was a man of contradictions, and this essay vividly portrays a part of himself that fundamentally contradicts -- or seems to -- those parts that he presented more famously to the world. Joshi I-A-4.

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         Autograph Letter, signed ("Theodore Dreiser"), to Frederick W. Skiff

      N.p. may 6 1926 N.p., may 6, 1926. 8vo. Pen and ink on printed letterhead. Old folds, else fine . Not long after publication of AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY and at the height of his fame, novelist Theodore Dreiser responds to a letter from Portland, Oregon, collector Frederick W. Skiff, who later sold his American literature collection to Mrs. Estelle Doheny, "I think you had best take a look at the portrait in the April Vanity Fair. If that pleases I will secure a copy of that. Once more my thanks for your invitation & kind thoughts. I may get to Portland at that. Theodore Dreiser"

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      1926. Very Good. THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ. Founded on and continuing the Famous Oz Stories by L. Frank BAUM. Illustrated by John R. NEILL. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., (1926). First edition, first state (plate stock only coated on one side). 261 pp. 8vo., dark green cloth printed in black, with color illustrated pastedown on front cover. Cover and cloth clean, a few small pale scratches to rear board. Illustrated endpapers slightly tanned. In original very good color illustrated dust jacket, with a few nicks from the tail of the spine, a few closed tears to edges and light soil. Nineteenth of the Oz story books. A very nice example of a title in the very scarce dust jacket.

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      1926. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK). HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic.: Reilly & Lee (1926). 4to, green cloth, pict. paste-on, 261p., fine in frayed dw. 1st ed. 1st state (plates coated 1 side) H-G XX, earliest copy with perfect type p. 21 & 252. Illustrated with 12 color plates done by J.R. NEILL. Great copy.

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         The Yankee Whaler

      Bos. & NY., 1926. 4to. (xvi,) 379 pp. Color and b/w plates, ills. This is #52 of 156 copies, numbered and signed, and with an original pen and ink sketch by Ashley. Profusely illustrated, partially in color. “Probably the best pictorial record of American whaling which can be published.” - Hohman. Ashley went on a whaling voyage himself, aboard the Sunbeam, of New Bedford, and this volume includes an account of the voyage. Ashley was a friend of N. C. Wyeth, and a member of Howard Pyle’s Brandywine school. Forster 160. Scarce in this edition, and a very nice copy. Bound in original quarter calf, blue boards, pictorial endpapers. Just a touch of sunning to spine ends, else a fine, bright copy in all respects, in worn illustrated slipcase.

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         Soldiers' Pay

      Boni & Liveright New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition of Faulkner's first novel. An uncommonly nice copy in the original cloth, with minimal wear, lacking the rare dust jacket. Housed in a custom made blue cloth boxed slipcase with red spine label. Faulkner began work on Soldiers' Pay in New Orleans at the start of January 1925. Just over a year later, through the help of Sherwood Anderson, it would be published.

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         Architectural Details Spain and the Mediterranean A portfolio of one hundred and forty-four plates; reproductions of photographs taken, selected and arranged especially for use in developing a logical and appropriate style of architecture for California and the Pacific Southwest

      Monolith Portand Cement Co. Los Angeles: Monolith Portand Cement Co., 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Publisher's brown folding box, joint wear. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 4 pages of text. Folio, 35 x 28 cm. 144 photographic plates of architectural features divided into 12 fascicles (each with 12 plates), covering buildings, street scenes, facades, doorways, window and door grilles, balconies, shutters, roofs, courts and patios, garden details, etc. Limited edition, copy 892 of 1000 of Special Architect's Edition. The firm of Requa & Jackson became architects of choice during the booming 20's and their style which Requa named 'Southern California Architecture," dominated the San Diego scene. Requa triggered a new wave of interest in the Spanish/Mediterranean style when he copied the designs herein for the 1935-1936 California Pacific Exposition in San Diego's Balboa Park. This work acted as a guide for California architects to develop an appropriate style for the West Coast based on authentic models. Loose as issued in publisher's folding box, ties lacking, light marginal dampstaining title page and text, partially removed bookplate, fascicles fine and bright.

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         The Meadows of the Moon

      Thornton Butterworth London: Thornton Butterworth. (1926). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy of the very scarce fifth book by the author of Goodbye, Mr. Chips! and Lost Horizon. Jacket art by "Abbey." A superb copy. .

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         Economic History, A Supplement to the Economic Journal, the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Economic Society,

      rare complete run of all 15 issues bound in four volumes, 613; 648; 179, 505; 418pp small folio, modern but not recent quarter glazed cloth with paper boards, with 11printed original front wrappers bound in (some of these with early library stamps on verso, but no stamps on the text or bindings), London, Macmillan, January 1926 - February 1940. Important pioneer in the field of economic history with major contributions from leading scholars - including Keynes's own piece "Adam Smith as Student and Professor" (in issue no. 13, vol IV, p. 33ff)). Each issue appeared in January or February per year of publication and consequently complete runs preserved together are extremely rare.

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      McBride New York: McBride, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Lacks the scarce dustwrapper. Good copy and very desirable. His classic and a difficult book to locate, extremely so when SIGNED as this copy is. Additionally INSCRIBED by the author "To Doctor Sanman/To help people is the/meaning of Christ." The front hinge is cracked and has been adequately if not professionally repaired at some time with glue. Spine darkened with some wear at head.

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         Topper: An Improbable Adventure (First Edition)

      Robert M McBride New York: Robert M McBride, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the classic 1937 screwball comedy, written for the screen by Eric Hatch (among others) and starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. Fine in a Very Good plus, unrestored example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket is bright, with a few short closed tears and some shallow creasing at the spine ends.

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         Topper: An Improbable Adventure (First Edition)

      Robert M McBride New York: Robert M McBride, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the classic 1937 screwball comedy, directed by Norman Z. McLeod and written for the screen by Eric Hatch (among others), and starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Slight spine lean, and remnants of a bookstore label on the rear pastedown. Jacket is professionally restored.

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         The Torrents of Spring

      NY: Scribner. 1926. His first novel, printed in an edition of only 1250 copies. Hemingway began the book while under contract to Boni & Liveright, who had published his first book, the collection of stories In Our Time. Hemingway was dismayed by the lack of commercial success that book had had, blaming it on the publisher's poor promotion and also on the use of blurbs by more famous writers -- most especially Sherwood Anderson, who was then the dean of American letters and Boni & Liveright's bestselling author. Hemingway felt the blurbs were off-putting and hurt, rather than helped, his book. One might also surmise that he chafed under the somewhat condescending implication of the more famous and highly regarded Anderson giving a glowing blurb to the younger, up-and-coming writer. Hemingway was working on The Sun Also Rises at the time and had completed the first draft, but he did not want to take the risk of having it presented so poorly to the world and having it get lost in the shuffle as his first book had. Although he was under contract to Boni & Liveright for two more books, Hemingway contrived a plan to free himself from the obligation: his contract stated that if Boni rejected one of his books, he would be free to terminate the contract and take his writing elsewhere. As such, he conceived of a short, comic novel which would lampoon Sherwood Anderson's most recent book, Dark Laughter, and which would be unpublishable by Boni, thus freeing Hemingway to go elsewhere. Hemingway wrote The Torrents of Spring in a few short weeks in November, 1925 and submitted it to Boni & Liveright where it was promptly, as he had expected, rejected. It was then that Hemingway moved to Scribner's, beginning his long association with the legendary editor Maxwell Perkins. Although The Torrents of Spring begins as a burlesque of Dark Laughter, it succeeds ultimately as a satire of the American cult of maleness, a subject to which Hemingway was no stranger and which would course through his writings for his entire career. F. Scott Fitzgerald later called The Torrents of Spring "the best comic [novel] ever written by an American." Mild foxing to lower edge of text block, and even milder bowing to boards; very near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with one spot to the spine, professionally strengthened on verso at the edges and folds. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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         [French Manuscript on the Jacquard Loom] THÉORIE DE TESSAGE [“Theory of Weaving;” spine title] / COURS DE TISSAGE [“Course on Weaving;” heading first page]

      np np [Lyon?]: np, 1925-1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Large folio (15.25" x 10.5"). Half-leather over brown cloth. Title gilt to spine with three fleur-de-lis elemtents, date, and "COUTURIER." Marbled endpapers. Binding good only. Leather well rubbed with some spotting to cloth. Corners bumped and worn through to boards. Splitting at top joint, but intact with hinges undamaged; overall sound. Internally very good with faint toning and occasional offsetting from materials laid and tipped in. Some elements apparently either perished or missing. Single library stamp to first page, else no other institutional markings. Calligraphic manuscript in French, black ink on unruled paper, with hundreds of hand-executed color diagrams and illustrations of weaving patterns, looms, punch card patterns, etc. Textile samples present throughout. Over 350 pages of manuscript to 179 leaves, two small sections of printed materials additionally bound in and assorted related ephemera laid in (several of which suggest Lyon as likely origin). A technical but visually striking dissertation submitted as likely final requirement in a course of study on the Jacquard loom. Jacquard's invention, originally designed in 1801, vastly simplified and improved the production of fabrics and textiles throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, its use of punch cards to control the machine represents an important development in the history of computing as the loom's cards prefigure the later use of similar punch cards in early computers. The calligraphic portions of the text include both description and analysis of the operation of the loom as well as textile design, all rendered in a lovely and skilled hand. The volume also include numerous punch card patterns, weaving designs (including more than two dozen swatches of the finished textiles, though at least as many apparently lost/missing), and technical drawings of the loom and its workings. These visual elements represent the most compelling aspect of the book: detailed, precise, and ornate, with a decidedly modern feel. A work with multiple points of interest: from fashion and design to science and engineering, with visual style that calls to mind both abstract and conceptual art.

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         Portrait of Charles Baudelaire

      Paris 1926 [Paris, 1926]. (BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES) No. 2 of 35 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil; with his stamp lower left. 8.3 x 6.5 in. (21.2 x 16.5 cm.). Lithograph. Slight spotting to lower margin. Framed and glazed. Rauch 149; Chapon & I. Rouault II, nos. 310-315 and p. 264 . Superb image of the brooding genius so greatly admired by Rouault, who included it in the second edition of his collection, SOUVENIRS INTIMES (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), with portraits of Suares, his mentor Gustave Moreau (2), Leon Bloy, and J.K. Huysmans

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      1926. hardcover. Joyce, James. ULYSSES. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. Original blue wrappers lettered in white.

"8th Printing [type entirely re-set]," so identified on the leaf following the title leaf -- of James Joyce's masterpiece, which has often been cited as the ultimate literary achievement of the 20th Century. Banned in the U.K. and in the U.S., ULYSSES was printed (in English) by Shakespeare and Company, the independent bookstore in Paris which had been established in 1919 by the American expatriate Sylvia Beach -- and which became the gathering-place for such literary luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein -- and James Joyce.

As is also noted on this volume's bibliograhic history leaf, the first printing was published by Shakespeare in 1922, followed over the next twelve months by a second and third (for The Egoist Press) which were largely met and seized by customs and postal authorities of the U.K. and the U.S. During 1924 and 1925 Shakespeare ran off fourth through seventh printings, still using the original plates but with corrections made for the errata that had accompanied the second and third; the seventh also included additional corrections listed on four pages at the end. Finally, for this the eighth printing, the type was entirely re-set (incorporating all of the corrections earlier listed separately) -- making this, technically, the second Shakespeare edition (the first through seventh being printings of the first edition). The eighth printing plates were then used through the eleventh (final) Shakespeare printing. (The actual first edition to be printed in America was a 1929 piracy copied from a Shakespeare printing, not authorized by Joyce; many copies were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice that October.)

This copy, still in the original blue wrappers, is in very good condition. The wrappers have some wear at the extremities (notable mainly at the top of the spine and along the rear joint). For a 735-page book bound in such delicate wrappers, this is highly-collectible condition. One could argue that, after the first three printings, this eighth one would be the next most desirable, since it constitutes the very first complete re-setting of type; with a 1922 first printing copy in this condition commanding $60,000 or more, the eighth printing (in the same binding style) provides a more reasonably-priced alternative. See Slocum 17.

(Sumner & Stillman Code:12002)

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      1926 . Underwood, Leon. ANIMALIA; OR FIBS ABOUT BEASTS. NY: Payson & Clarke, c1926. unpaginated. illus. wood engravings by the author. illus. epages. 4to. Pictorial black cloth, lettered in green. Fine bright copy with only slight rubbing on tips, crown and tail of spine $600.00

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         Is 5

      New York: Boni & Liveright,, 1926. Octavo. Original black boards dotted with gold, black cloth backstrip, titles to spine gilt, all edges untrimmed. In the publisher's matching slipcase. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 77 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Additionally inscribed by Cummings on the title page, "For Martin Jay, E. E. Cummings". Martin Jay was one of the pseudonyms of Ronald Latimer, an editor and publisher of modernist poetry under the Alcestis Press imprint in New York during the 1930s. Latimer ha himself inscribed "1934 The Alcestis Library" on the limitation leaf. An excellent association.

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      Paris: Marcel Seheur, (1926). Fine, uncut and unopened in original glassine. First edition. No. 295 of 500 copies. Quarto. Unpaged. Title-page and 37 fine color lithographs by Lucien Boucher. Bound in original color-printed stiff wraps

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         (Dresden 1897 - 1977 Berlin). Bildnis Max Liebermann. Holzschnitt v. 1926. 49,7 x 39,9 cm. Blattgr. 63,6 x 48,8 cm. Signiert.

      Söhn 366 b.- Auflage von 1957. Gesamtauflage ca. 70 Exemplare. Zur Entstehungszeit wurden 40 Exemplare, 1957 noch ca. 30 Exemplare gedruckt.

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         (Nolde/Tondern 1867 - 1956 Seebüll). Subskriptions-Prospekt für den zweiten Band von 'Emil Nolde. Das graphische Werk' (hrsg. v. G. Schiefler). Berlin, Euphorion, 1926. (4 S.). Mit 3 Original-Holzschnitten von Emil Nolde . 25 x 19,3 cm.

      Schiefler/Mosel/Urban 188 III, 180 II und 63 II.- Exemplar außerhalb der Auflage von 70 nummerierten Exemplaren. Laut Vorbesitzer war dieser seltene Werbe-Prospekt ein persönliches Geschenk von Noldes Ehefrau Jolanthe .- Abgedruckt sind: 1. Mann und junges Mädchen, 1925. 16 x 11 cm. 2. Gehöft mit Regenwolke, 1924. 5 x 11 cm. 3. Tänzer und Flötenspieler, 1910. 5,5 x 10,5 cm.- Im Außenrand sehr schwache kleine Braunfleckchen. Stempel: 'Zu beziehen durch: Neue Kunst Fides / Dresden-A., Struvestr. 6' auf dritter Textseite im weißen Fußsteg.

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         Foujita sitting

      1926 (later printing). Original silver gelatin photograph laid on artist's mount (image size 340 × 260 mm.) A fine image. Presented in a hand made crackle ivory and gilt bevelled frame. Signed below the image in pencil by Berenice Abbott (1898–1991).

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         Illustrierte Flug Woche

      Leipzig: Stein & Kroll., 1926. 622pp, profusely illustrated-photos, maps, tables. Complete year bound in one with original wraps. Couple of illustrations neatly cut out and a couple of pages have annotation but as this copy was from the Junkers factory (Dessau-Zeibigk) reference library; with stamps to ffep, they will have relevance. Handwritten labels to spine.Will incur additional postage due to weight.. First Edition. Quarter Cloth.. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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         Two Limited Edition Volumes of Paradise lost And Miscellaneous

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. Copyright date 1926, limited edition, printed and made in England, this is 1225 of 1450 copies in two volumes on Van Gilder rag paper. Illustrations by William Blake. Volume 1 consists of Milton's Paradise lost, volume 2 consists of miscellaneous, which has Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. Quarter vellum, with Italian-block printed decorated cover over boards, with gold lettering on the spines. Books appear to have never been read, vast majority of pages have never been cut. No Dust Jackets. Shelfwear to the edges and to the head and told the spines are minor. Some soiling to the top of Paradise lost spine. The full black-and-white illustrations by William Blake have been chosen and titled by Jeffrey Keynes. Top, for edge, and bottom edge pages are not cut on either volume. Text is bright and clean, bindings are tight, too very solid collectible books of this great writings by John Milton.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust Jacket. Illus. by William Blake. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. limited Edition.

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      London:: Nonesuch Press,. 1926. First edition. Two-volume set. Number 983 of 1450 copies. The first volume collects the twelve books of "Paradise Lost"; the second volume is "Miscellaneous Poems: Paradise Regain'd & Samson Agonistes." 53 illustrations by Blake tipped-in. Books' spines show some aging but otherwise in very good condition.

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         BEAU GESTE (Inscribed Copy with an ALS from the Author re: The Ronald Colman film adaptation)

      John Murray London: John Murray, 1926. Wren, P. C. BEAU GESTE. London: John Murray, 1926. First Deluxe Edition limited to 1000 SIGNED copies of which this is #40, preceded by the extremely uncommon first trade edition which appeared and disappeared in 1924. A FINE and pristine example, having been long-protected by its original VERY GOOD or better dust wrapper (lightly dust-soiled, a few small chips but complete). The silent film version of BEAU GESTE made a star out of Ronald Colman and helped make famous to the viewing public the romantic concept of joining "The French Foreign Legion." Although the Gary Cooper 1939 version is better known, the silent film has always been considered the best of the novel's four cinematic adaptations. Laid into this copy is a two-page handwritten letter from the author (Nicosia, Cyprus, May 15, 1928) to a friend in which Wren pleasurably discusses the Ronald Colman movie ("The film was fine"). Also discussed in the letter is the movie's "talking sequel" BEAU IDEAL as well as BEAU GESTE's upcoming adaptation to the London stage. Housed in an open-end cloth box.. Signed by Author. Edition De Luxe. Fine/Very Good to Fine. Illus. by Helen McKee.

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         BEAU GESTE (Inscribed Copy with an ALS from the Author re: The Ronald Colman film adaptation)

      London: John Murray, 1926. Wren, P. C. BEAU GESTE. London: John Murray, 1926. First Deluxe Edition limited to 1000 SIGNED copies of which this is #40, preceded by the extremely uncommon first trade edition which appeared and disappeared in 1924. A FINE and pristine example, having been long-protected by its original VERY GOOD or better dust wrapper (lightly dust-soiled, a few small chips but complete). The silent film version of BEAU GESTE made a star out of Ronald Colman and helped make famous to the viewing public the romantic concept of joining "The French Foreign Legion." Although the Gary Cooper 1939 version is better known, the silent film has always been considered the best of the novel's four cinematic adaptations. Laid into this copy is a two-page handwritten letter from the author (Nicosia, Cyprus, May 15, 1928) to a friend in which Wren pleasurably discusses the Ronald Colman movie ("The film was fine"). Also discussed in the letter is the movie's "talking sequel" BEAU IDEAL as well as BEAU GESTE's upcoming adaptation to the London stage. Housed in an open-end cloth box.. Signed by Author. Edition De Luxe. Fine/Very Good to Fine. Illus. by Helen McKee.

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         Jardins D'Espagne

      Paris: A. Vincent, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. marbled board portfolio with lettering in gilt, red cloth spine and cloth ties. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Large folio, approx. 18 x 14", total of 124 black and white plates, twenty plans, and 160 views of villas from various regions of Spain. 20 pages of introductory text and explanatory notes. Vol.I presents the Arab gardens at Alcazar, Alhambra, etc. Vol.II the gardens of the Renaissance and 18th century at the Escorial, Seville, etc. Bright, fresh set -- plates and text very clean.

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         Jardins D'Espagne

      A. Vincent Paris: A. Vincent, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. marbled board portfolio with lettering in gilt, red cloth spine and cloth ties. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Large folio, approx. 18 x 14", total of 124 black and white plates, twenty plans, and 160 views of villas from various regions of Spain. 20 pages of introductory text and explanatory notes. Vol.I presents the Arab gardens at Alcazar, Alhambra, etc. Vol.II the gardens of the Renaissance and 18th century at the Escorial, Seville, etc. Bright, fresh set -- plates and text very clean.

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         The History of Spiritualism. Two Volumes

      Cassell and Company Ltd. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd.. 1926. First Edition. 8vo; 342pp; 342pp; (includes 33-page index); blue gilt- stamped cloth, grey dust jackets printed in black. Volume I with Eight Plates; Volume II with Eight Plates. Books are fine except for a bit of foxing to half-title of Vol. I. Jackets a trifle sunned at spines and a bit rubbed, some small chips to top of spine of each jacket, no bigger than 1/4", still very good. An unusually nice set. Much material on Shakers - see Index.

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         The History of Spiritualism. Two Volumes

      George H. Doran Company New York: George H. Doran Company. 1926. First American Edition. 8vo; blue cloth stamped in black, buff jackets stamped in black. Books show some foxing to prelims and edges, else fine; jacket of Volume I chipped at top of spine with loss of much of title, spine darkened, some soiling and dampstaining on front panel. Volume II jacket slightly foxed and darkened, slight chipping to top and bottom of spine. A generally acceptable copy of this set not often found in jacket. Much material on Shakers - see Index. See an Image.

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        The Works of Joseph Conrad. [Comprising: Arrow of Gold, Nigger of the Narcissus, Victory, Nostromo, Rover, Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, Typhoon, Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Lord Jim, Tales of Unrest, Suspense, An Outcast of The Islands, Almayer's Folly, Tales of Hearsay, Shadow Line, Mirror of The Sea, Inheritors, Chance, Youth, Notes on Life, Romance]

      Doubleday, Page & Company, London, 1926., 1926. 26 volumes bound in 13. Complete. Finely bound in recent dark brown half morocco with twin, red and green, title labels and gilt to spines; brown cloth boards; top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. A fine set indeed.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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