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        Annales Sultanorum Othmanidarum, a Turcis sua lingua scripti:Hieronymi Beck a Leopoldstorf ... diligentia Constantinopoli advecti M D L I, ... Including: [PESEL, Paul]. Historia Viennae Austriacae a Turcis obsessae ...Frankfurt am Main, heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1596. Large folio (32 x 21 cm). With a folding letterpress family tree of ancestors and descendants of Osman I. Modern tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Adams S51; Apponyi 1926; Atabey 715; Blackmer 1014; BMC STC German, p. 495; Göllner, Turcica 2203; Latin edition of the most detailed account of the genealogy and history of the Ottoman Emperors to be published in the 16th century. It is based on a manuscript written in Turkish by Muhammed ibn Hasanjan, known as Saadeddin, that gave an account up to the year 1550. Hieronymus Beck brought the manuscript from Constantinople in 1551 and Johann Gaudier translated it into German. Leunclavius (1541-1593?) translated Gaudier's German manuscript into Latin and expanded it greatly, continuing the history to the year 1588. It was in this form that the work was first published, in 1588. Like many Christians of the time, Leunclavius saw the Muslim Ottomans as a dangerous enemy, but for that very reason it was important to understand their history and culture as thoroughly as possible. An appendix provides Paul Pesel's account of the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1529. The book remains an essential source for the 16th-century history of the Ottoman Empire, and as nearly the only source then available to Europeans it largely determined Europe's view of Ottoman culture.Foxed throughout and with an occasional defect in the paper, but otherwise in good condition. An essential source for the 16th-century Ottoman Empire and nearly the only source available to Europeans of the time.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        LE CAPITAINE RASCASSE MOVIE POSTER/CAPITAINE RASCASSE, LE/POSTER

      PATHE 1926 - CAPITAINE RASCASSE, LE - 1926, Dir: HENRI DESFONTAINE, Cast: GABRIEL GABRIO, CLAUDE MERELLE, JEAN DEVALDE, , , Nac. film: FRANCIA, Company: PATHE, Designer: , , Nac. poster: FRANCIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -80X120 CM.-63X 47 IN., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        Le Luminaire et les Moyens d'Eclairages Nouveaux

      Parigi, Editions d'Art Ch. Moreau, 1926 - Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Modernes Paris 1925. Due quartini sciolti con testo in francese di Guillaume Janneau e catalogo delle opere. 48 tavole sciolte su carta pesante con riproduzioni in bianco e nero di lampade e lampadari di Edgar Brandt, Genet and Michon, Maurice Dufrène, Raymond Subes, Paul Follot, Edouard Schenck, Sabino, Atelier Chazelet, Cheuret, Lalique, Simont Frères, Paul Follot, Sue and Mare, et al. Cartella in mezza tela con fettucce di tela per chiusura. Piatto anteriore illustrato con decorazione e titoli in pieno stile art decò. 4to (cm 34x25,6). pp. 8 + tavole. . Molto buono (Very Good). Fioriture ai tagli e su alcune tavole (Yellowing of edges and some of the plates). . . Primo di due volumi in folio composto da 48 tavole che raffigurano elementi esposti all'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes di Parigi del 1925 (il secondo portfolio fu pubblicato nel 1929 con ulteriori 50 tavole). Entrambi mostrano molti esempi delle meravigliose lampade art deco dei maggiori disegnatori del periodo tra cui Brandt, Subes, Schenck, Lalique, Ruhlmann, Sue et Mare, Dunand, Adnet e molti altri. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        THE WEDDING MARCH MOVIE POSTER/LA MARCHA NUPCIAL/POSTER

      PARAMOUNT 1926 - LA MARCHA NUPCIAL - 1926, Dir: ERICH VON STROHEIM, Cast: ERICH VON STROHEIM, FAY WRAY, ZASU PITTS, GEORGE FAWCET, , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: , , Nac. poster: ARGENTINA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : INSERT-33X70-CM.-13X27-IN., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        THE WEDDING MARCH MOVIE POSTER/WEDDING MARCH, THE/WINDOW CARD

      PARAMOUNT 1926 - WEDDING MARCH, THE - 1926, Dir: ERICH VON STROHEIM, Cast: ERICH VON STROHEIM, FAY WRAY, ZASU PITTS, GEORGE FAWCET, , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: , , Nac. poster: USA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : W.C. 36X56-Cm.-14X22-INCHES, Type of product: WINDOW CARD, , WINDOW CARD are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        La Rivista Illustrata del Popolo d'Italia.

      Roma, 1926, A. IV, n¡ 1/12, rilegata in-4to mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso, bellissime cop. a colori (Depero, ecc.) annata completa dei 12 fascicoli di, pp. 96 cad. complet. ill. Un mito quasi, tra tutte le pur belle riviste, graficamente, del periodo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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        THE LAND OF MIST

      1926. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1926). Original yellow-green cloth, with dust jacket. First American Edition, published two months after the English. This is Doyle's psychic novel, for which he resurrected Professor Challenger (who had journeyed to the land of the dinosaurs in THE LOST WORLD and had faced the end of human life in THE POISON BELT; he would later return for two short stories, "When the World Screamed" and "The Disintegration Machine"). By the 1920s, following the loss of his son and his brother at the end of the Great War, Doyle's preoccupation was spiritualism; just as his other semi-autobiographical novel THE STARK MUNRO LETTERS had provided insights into Doyle's early years in medicine, so THE LAND OF MIST does into his later years in spiritualism.~Unlike the non-fiction books on spiritualism, the novel has a clear narrative, with the hero and heroine taking in one aspect or other of the occult at a time... Lord John Roxton is compelled to change his tune after a session in a haunted house, an episode in which Doyle was in his element: '... Great God! They are moving! They were rushing swiftly and noiselessly downwards! Black, black as night, huge, ill-defined, semi-human and altogether evil and damnable.' [Pearsall, quoting from the text]~This is a bright, near- fine copy (just a hint of cover soil). The quite scarce dust jacket (which on the front panel portrays a glowering Challenger filling an easy chair to capacity, and is printed with ads on the reverse side) is very good -- a few small edge-chips, very light soil. Green & Gibson A45b.

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        Orignal manuscript of Hubbard's article "Modern Business" bound with Imperial Vellum edition of Message to Garcia, one of 495 copies signed by Hubbard II

      East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1926. Hardcover. Good. A 4to volume in full blue morocco, bound at the Roycrofters, with a 9-page dictated typescript entitled 'Modern Business" with extensive pencil manuscript notes and corrections by Hubbard, bound with the Imperial Japan Vellum edition of the facsimile of the manuscript of Message to Garcia, no. 33 of 495 signed by Hubbard II, from 1926, with letter of authenticity also bound in, from Elbert Hubbard II, certifying that his father's practice was to dictate articles and then revise them by hand. dated July 20, 1926. With additional letter from the senior Hubbard dated 1913 to a NY ad agency asking for return of proofs of an ad, laid in loose. And another letter from Mrs. Samuel B. Pettengill, dated 1967, asking the regents of Colby College whether they'd like this book. Some wear to binding: light bowing to boards, some wear to outer joints and beginnings of cracks. A similar copy with another manuscript bound in sold at Swann in 1992 for over $400 including buyer's premium.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Speculum. A Journal of Mediaeval Studies. Bände / Volumes 1 / 1926 - 79 / 2004 and Index-Volume 1926-74, gebunden in 83 Büchern / bound in 83 volumes.

      The Mediaeval Academy of America, Cambridge / Massachusetts 1926-2004. - Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), einige wenige Außengelenke beschädigt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Text in Englisch / ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, a very few joints damaged, else good, text in English, (Mittelalter, Studien, amerikanische Mediaevistik, Zeitschrift, periodicals), Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 150000 gebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleinen / bound in library hardcover, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleter fun Mayn Leben. Vol 1: in der alter heym [Inscribed copy]

      "Forverts" Asosieyshon, Nyu York [New York] 1926 - Uncommon signed copy of Cahan's monumental autobiography, this initial volume chronicling his childhood and young adulthood in Lithuania up to his arrival in New York in 1882. Cahan (1860-1951) was unquestionably the most influential Jewish-American intellectual of his time, reaching, through his editorship of The Jewish Daily Forward, a daily audience of millions of Yiddish-speaking readers and establishing that paper's reputation as one of the leading voices of socialism in the United States. Octavo (22cm). Gilt-decorated russia over boards; 515pp; 16 inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones). Generically inscribed ("With Compliments") by Cahan on front endpaper. Bit of erosion to spine ends and board exteremities; still a tight, VG or better copy. First volume of Cahan's autobiography, which appeared in five volumes between 1926 and 1931. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Abstrakte Farb- Kollage. Original- Farbradierung- Aquatinta aus dem Jahre 1988. Rechts am Bildrand handschriftlich signiert, links nummeriert 11/70.

       Original- Farb- Radierung in einem handgefertigtem, exklusiven Vergolder- Rahmen, Unikat mit Platin verarbeitet unter Museumsglas mit Passepartout. Bildgröße: 70 x 50 cm; Gesamtgröße 105 x 85 cm. Beschreibung: Original- Graphik in Unikat-Rahmen von Gerardo Rueda Salaberry (geboren am 23. April 1926 in Madrid; gestorben am 26. Mai 1996) war ein spanischer Maler und Bildhauer. Rueda studierte zu Beginn der vierziger Jahre Malerei und Musik. 1949 erschienen seine ersten klassische Malereien und wurden zum ersten Mal in seiner Heimatstadt ausgestellt. Im Jahr 1954 präsentierte er dann seine ersten abstrakten Collagen und Zeichnungen. Er vertrat Spanien im Jahr 1960 auf der Biennale di Venezia, seine Kunstwerke wurden ein Teil, der über 200 Gruppenausstellungen. Zustand: Rahmen minimal berieben, sonst sehr sauber und tadellos erhalten. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Grafik; Farbige Radierungen; Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts; Druckgrafik.

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        THE CHINESE PARROT: A NOVEL

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [iv],316pp. Base of spine gently nudged, hint of dustiness to upper edge of textblock, else very Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), edgeworn and spine-sunned, with shallow chips to spine ends, corner tips, and flap folds, and mild rubbing to front panel; verso coated with old adhesive (for a lining long since removed); a Good but presentable example. Biggers's second Charlie Chan novel, in which a string of pearls holds the key to the death of a mysterious millionaire. Chan travels from Hawaii to California and goes undercover in the desert to find the answer to a clue spoken in Chinese - by the parrot. Basis for the 1927 film of the same name, and a 1934 adaptaion titled Charlie Chan's Courage - both considered lost films. Scarce in dustjacket. Hubin, p.33.

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        More "Very Young" Songs. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E. H. Shepard.

      London: Metheun & Co., & Ascherber, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd, 1926 - Quarto. Original pale blue boards, backed in green cloth, printed paper label to front cover. With the pink pictorial dust jacket. Board edges a little tanned. An excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to foot of spine, and a little fading to spine panel and edges. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for ten more verses from the book, including "In the Dark", "Binker", and "Waiting at the Window". Haring-Smith C69. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mr. Gilhooley

      London; (1926): Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Octavo. Signed by the author, 288pp., bound in brick cloth, spine lettering gilt,stain to foot otherwise nearly fine in unclipped pictorial dust jacket showing only slight rubbing and a couple of tiny wrinkles to top edge.

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1926 with the Scribner's logo. Unbattered type on pages 36, 90, and 248. Book Condition: Near Fine, a few light spots, light shelf wear, light age toning. The dust jacket is not present.

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        ENOUGH ROPE [bound together with] SUNSET GUN [BOTH INSCRIBED BY PARKER TO FRANCES MARION] [PRESENTATION COPIES]

      New York: Horace Liveright; Liveright Publishing, 1926 [1933] and 1928 [1934]. First Edition, Twenty-Fourth Printing and First Edition, Thirteenth Printing. 8vo., 110pp., 75pp.; VG; spine green leather with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering; rebound in full green leather, patterned endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; Frances Marion's name embossed in gilt on lower fore corner of front board; mild shelfwear; INSCRIBED and presented by author Dorothy Parker to Francis Marion twice, one each on the front endpapers preceding each volume; Enough Rope is a Twenty-Fourth printing, from January of 1933, and Sunset Gun is a Thirteenth printing, from April 1934; LSM consignment; shelved case 2; The most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century, and one of the most respected scriptwriters of any gender, Frances Marion was the first writer to win two Academy Awards, for her writing on The Big House (1930) and The Champ (1931), and the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. She served in Europe as a combat correspondent during World War I, after which she moved to Los Angeles and was employed by director Lois Weber as an assistant, in which position she received a thorough apprenticeship in the film industry. She began writing scripts and attracted the attention of Mary Pickford. The pair began a long relationship as both friends and artists, with Marion serving as Pickford's official screenwriter. She wrote many of Pickford's most famous and memorable silent films as well as many other of the great successful pictures of the 1920s and 1930s, and has been credited with writing 300 scripts and over 130 produced films. Her influence resurrected the career of Marie Dressler and resulted in her greatest glory, and her scripts for Marion Davies are among the most memorable of that actress' oeuvre. She died in 1973, one of the most respected names in Hollywood history. Dupont.

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        Le lys rouge

      Simon Kra Éditeur, Paris 1926 - In 4º, 6 h., 298 p., 35 h. Grabados originales en colores de Omer Bouchery. Lujosa encuadernación [Franz] en pleno cuero marroquí azul, cantos en oro, gran trabajo de mosaico en cuero y oro en contratapas, estuche. Ejemplar Nº 9 de la tirada especial de 17 ejemplares sobre papel Japón, con la suite de grabados y dos acuarelas originales. Lujosa encuadernación [Franz] en pleno cuero marroquí azul

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        A Sportsman's Bag.

      1926 - Country Life. [1926]. Large folio. Recently rebound in half dark green morocco, spine with gilt rules and emblematical gilt centre tools, top edges gilt; pp. [16] + 18 coloured plates by Edwards mounted at large, all with printed tissue guards, numerous illustrations in the text; a few foxing spots on the mounts, but a very nice copy. First edition. Limited to 650 numbered copies, this being one of 100 copies with each plate signed by the artist. The introductory text is by "Crascredo". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORLD OF WILLIAM CLISSOLD : A NOVEL AT A NEW ANGLE Book the First: The Frame of the Picture Book the Second: The Story of the Clissolds - My Father and the Flow of Things Book the Third: The Story of the Clissolds - Essence of Dickon Book the Fourth: The Story of the Clissolds - Tangle of Desires Book the Fifth: The Next Phase Book the Sixth: Venus at Evening Star Epilogue: Note by Sir Richard Clissold

      Ernest Benn, London 1926 - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE LIMITATION PAGE. Six books and an Epilogue in three volumes, one of 198 éditions de luxe of which the first volume is signed by the author. 8vo (20cm); xiv, (2), pp 19-884; original vellum-backed green cloth boards, spine of v2 slightly darkened, with central gilt device to fronts and gilt decoration and bands to the spines; top edges gilt, others untrimmed; a few very light marks to covers and the odd dent to the tips of the corners. A near-Fine set. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke].

      Universitas Deutsche Verlags-AG 1926-1937., Berlin - Übersetzung von Erwin Magnus. 32 in 33 Bänden. Mit einigen Abbildungen und Tafeln. Rote Original-Leinenbände mit Vergoldung. Einbände teils berieben und einige wenige mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren. Insgesamt wohlerhaltene Reihe. Deutsche Gesamtausgabe. Überwiegend in ersten deutschen Ausgaben. 1. Die Art des weissen Mannes. 2. Der Sohn des Wolfs. 3. Die Zwangsjacke. 4. Der Rum des Kämpfers. 5. Nur Fleisch. 6. Martin Eden. 2 Bände. 7. Die Fahrt der Snark. 8. Die eiserne Ferse. 9. An der weissen Grenze. 10. Die Menschen der Tiefe. 11. Südseegeschichten. 12. Siwasch. 13. König Alkohol. 14. Abenteurer des Schienenstranges. 15. Lockruf des Goldes. 16. In den Wäldern des Nordens. 17. Die glücklichen Inseln. 18. Das Wort der Männer. 19. Drei Sonnen am Himmel. 20. Der Seewolf. 21. Der Rote. 22. Alaska Kid. 23. Die Insel Berande. 24. Die Herrin des grossen Hauses. 25. Das Mondtal. 26. Die Meuterei auf der Elsinore. 27. Mondgesicht. 28. Michael, der Bruder Jerrys. 29. Ein Sohn der Sonne. 30. Jerry der Insulaner. 31. Wolfsblut. Und Mit dem Biographieband: 32. Jack London. Sein Leben und Werk. Geschildert von seiner Frau Charmian London. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Minerva Atlas. Handatlas für das deutsche Volk. //

      Verlag d. Literaturwerke "Minerva", (1926);, Lpz., - XVI,404 Seiten; O.-Halbleinwand; 2° (35 x 23,5 cm) // Einband berieben und etwas fleckig. Der Band insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        Sir John Retcliffe * 35 Bände komplett * Radebeul (1926-1932) * Sternausgabe

      Biete die komplette 35-bändige Reihe (sog. Sternausgabe) der historischen Romane von Sir John Retcliffe an, erschienen im Retcliffe Verlag Radebeul. 35 Bände in oranges Ganzleinen gebunden, erschienen zwischen 1926 und 1932. Alle Bände sind mehrfach gelesen, jedoch allesamt in gutem bis sehr gutem altersgemäßen und sammelwürdigen Zustand. Die Ränder, Ecken und Buchrücken sind nur minimal bestoßen. Die orangen Leinen sind bei einigen Bänden teils ein wenig ausgeblichen. Innen sind die Bände, bis auf die üblichen Altersbräunungen, in sauberem Zustand. Die Bindungen bei allen Bänden sind fest und intakt. Es gibt keine losen oder lockeren Seiten. Nena Sahib 1 (Volk in Folter) (1926) * Nena Sahib 2 (Maharani Margarethe) (1926) * Nena Sahib 3 (Ram Ram Mahadeo) (1926) * Die Abenteurer der Sonora (1926) * Zu den Quellen des Buenaventura (1926) * Goldfieber (1926) * Die Wölfin von Skadar (1926) * Das Testament Peters des Großen (1926) * Um das Schwarze Meer (1926) * Sewastopol (1926) * Adda und Edda (1926) * Auf heißer Erde (1926) * Die Eisprinzessin (1926) * Die Assassinen (1926) * Garibaldi (1926) * Die Venus von Rom (1927) * Magenta und Solferino (1927) * Capitana Maria (1927) * Die Donner von Gaëta (1927) * Das Kreuz von Savoyen (1927) * Der Totengräber von Paris (1927) * Bomben vor der Oper (1930) * Stirb, Orsini! (1930) * 1848 (1930) * Im Hexenkessel (1930) * Barrikaden in Wien (1931) * Zigeuner und Pandur (1931) * Der Gang nach Villafranca (1931) * Flammen im Osten (1931) * Das Geheimnis des weißen Adlers (1931) * Der Schmuggler von Biarritz (1932) * Don Juan de Lerida (1932) * Drache und Bär (1932) * Lieben und Sterben (1932) * Um die Weltherrschaft (1932)

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        On the theory of quantum mechanics

      London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1926. FIRST EDITION, SCARCE PRESENTATION OFFPRINT OF ONE OF DIRAC'S MOST IMPORTANT PAPERS: the introduction of what is now known as "Fermi-Dirac statistics". On the theory of quantum mechanics "is justly seen as a major contribution to quantum theory" (Kragh, p. 36). "It introduced [Dirac's] quantum mechanical derivation of what is now called Fermi-Dirac statistics, which describes a distribution of particles (now known as fermions, a name coined by Dirac in 1945) in certain systems containing many identical particles that obey the Pauli exclusion principle--meaning that no two of the particles can occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. The paper will be remembered as the first in which quantum mechanics is brought to bear on statistical mechanics. Recall that the earliest work on quantum statistics, by Bose and by Einstein, predates quantum mechanics. Also, Fermi's introduction of the exclusion principle in statistical problems, though published after the arrival of quantum mechanics, is still executed in the context of the 'old' quantum theory. All these contributions were given their quantum mechanical underpinnings by Dirac, who was, in fact, the first to give the correct justification of Planck's law, which started it all" (Pais, p. 6).Dirac's paper may also be considered the birth of quantum electrodynamics. He applied Schrödinger's wave mechanics (his earlier papers had used exclusively Heisenberg's matrix mechanics) to develop a theory of time-dependent perturbations and applied it to the emission and absorption of radiation. "Radiation theory was the subject of the last section of the important paper 'On the theory of quantum mechanics.' There Dirac considered a system of atoms subjected to an external perturbation that could vary arbitrarily with the time. Of course, the particular perturbation he had in mind was an incident electromagnetic field, but, characteristically, he stated the problem in the most general way possible" (Kragh, pp. 120-1).Dirac and Enrico Fermi discovered Fermi-Dirac statistics independently of one another. Several months before the appearance of Dirac's paper, Fermi had published his own in which he applied Pauli's exclusion principle to his theory of an ideal monatomic gas, rather than for general systems of identical fermions, and in the context of the "old" quantum theory, not quantum mechanics. "When he was asked about it several decades later, [Dirac] remarked: 'I had read Fermi's paper on Fermi statistics and had forgotten it completely. When I wrote my work on the anti-symmetric wave functions, I did not refer to it at all. Then Fermi wrote and told me and I remembered that I had previously read about it'... Fermi's letter had the effect that Dirac later on never forgot to mention the priority of his Italian colleague when referring to the statistics obeyed by electrons and the like. In spite of this admitted priority of Fermi it was essentially Dirac's paper that helped the physicists tremendously in understanding the meaning of the new statistical methods" (Mehra & Rechenberg, p. 767)."Following the publication of Dirac's paper, the new statistics was eagerly taken up and applied to a variety of problems. The first application was made by Dirac's former teacher, Fowler; as an expert in statistical physics, he was greatly interested in the Fermi-Dirac result. Fowler studied a Fermi-Dirac gas under very high pressure, thus beginning a chapter in astrophysics that, a few years later, would be developed into the celebrated theory of white dwarfs by his student Chandrasekhar. In Germany, Pauli and Sommerfeld made other important applications of the new quantum statistics, with which they laid the foundation for the quantum theory of metals in 1927" (Kragh, p. 36).

H. Kragh, Dirac: A Scientific Biography; J. Mehra & H. Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 5. A. Pais, "Paul Dirac: Aspects of his life and work," in Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work.PRESENTATION COPY: inscribed "With the author's compliments" in Dirac's hand at the top of the front wrapper.

OFFPRINT FROM: Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 112 (1926). London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1926. Quarto, original printed wrappers. Light soiling, two small burn-holes in front wrapper (not affecting text); some soiling over inscription. OFFPRINTS OF DIRAC'S MAJOR WORKS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. Very Good.

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        der Rassegeflügelzucht

      mit über 260 farbigen Abbildungen der besten nach der Natur aufgenommenen Rassetieren auf 112 farb.Chromolitho-Tafeln. 3. Aufl. 1926 bearbeitet unter Mitwirkung des Bundes deutscher Geflügelzüchter und vielen Rassezüchtervereinen.14 S. Text und 112 farb.Lithotafeln mit rückseitiger Beschreibung der Tafeln. Ln-2) guter Zustand, saubere Tafeln (Bild einer Tafel).

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        Das Eisenbahnwerk. Zeitschrift für alle Werkstätten-Angehörigen der Deutschen Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft.

      Vlg. Technischer Zeitschriften H. Apitz, Berlin. - je 4°, Halbleinwandeinband, s-w-Abb. Je mit Stempeln „Bibliothek der Eisenbahndirektion Regensburg", dazu Rückenschilder mit Aufdruck. Einbände berieben, Ecken teils abgewetzt, Blöcke lichtrandig; sonst gut, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben. 1926: Index, 398 Seiten, Sonderdruck à 10 Seiten (ein Blatt mit Randläsur); 1927: Index, 422 Seiten, eingebundene Bildtafeln; 1928: Index, 398 Seiten; 1929: Index, 424 Seiten; 1931: 140 Seiten; 1932: Index, 146 Seiten; 1933: 179 Seiten.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue . Cloth. Good +. 259 p. 20 cm. Title page vignette. Black cloth hardcover with gold label. Some wear to spine ends and spine label, worn corners. Rear hinge cracked internally. Some spotting to margins of pp. 28-31, 34-38, 78-86. First issue with "Stoppped" on p. 181. An early and enduring modernist novel, The Sun Also Rises received mixed reviews upon publication, though it is now recognized as one of Hemingway's greatest works. The novel is based on real life with only a facade of fiction; the characters are based on real people of Hemingway's circle and the action is based on real events.

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        The British Gazette. Vol I, #1-Vol I-#8

      London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. Complete. Broadsheet. Fine, folded. In half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Complete. Broadsheet. The complete 8-issue run of this newspaper printed by the British government during the failed General Strike of 1926, which had been undertaken by the Trades Union Congress in support of locked out coal workers. The Gazette was a powerful propaganda tool for the government, putting forth a patriotic message and condemning the strikers; by its final issue circulation had reached 2,000,000. Churchill's involvement in producing the newspaper was crucial: "Although Churchill did not actually write an article in every one of the eight issues, he played a major role in the mounting of the enterprise, the solicitation of personnel to publish the newspaper and paper on which to print it, as well as the editorial guidance of its content. The articles he wrote are all unsigned." Articles written by Churchill include "The 'British Gazette' and its Objects. Reply to Strike Makers' Plan to Paralyse Public Opinion..." (issue 1); "Nation Calm and Confident. Gradual Recommencement of the Railway Services" (issue 2); "Negotiations under Menace" and "Vital Services Improving" (issue 3); and "The Birth and Life of the 'British Gazette'" (issue 8). Accompanying this complete run of the British Gazette are several other newsheets and items of ephemera related to the strike, including a leaflet from Hurley's Library & Bookshops ("Hurley's ... is not on strike!"); two issues of the London Daily Express ("The Strike with a Broken Back" ); The Mayfair Bulleting, Giving the Latest Strike, Home & Foreign News; "Emergency Bulletin / Strike to Continue / No prospect of Early Settlement"; and two copies of The Yorkshire Observer strike bulletin. Cohen C307 ; see Gilbert WSC, Vol.V, pp 146-74

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        Building Plans and Elevation for Marshall-Newell Supply Co. (Ship supply company) on Spear St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October - November 1926.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 42". 3 sheets. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        THE WORLD OF WILLIAM CLISSOLD : A NOVEL AT A NEW ANGLE

      SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE LIMITATION PAGE. Six books and an Epilogue in three volumes, one of 198 éditions de luxe of which the first volume is signed by the author. 8vo (20cm); xiv, (2), pp 19-884; original vellum-backed green cloth boards, spine of v2 slightly darkened, with central gilt device to fronts and gilt decoration and bands to the spines; top edges gilt, others untrimmed; a few very light marks to covers and the odd dent to the tips of the corners. A near-Fine set.

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1926 with the Scribner's logo. Unbattered type on pages 36, 90, and 248. Book Condition: Near Fine, a few light spots, light shelf wear, light age toning. The dust jacket is not present.

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        242 Hefte 1926-1933. Die Weltbühne. Der Schaubühne xxx Jahr. Wochenschrift für Politik, Kunst, Wirtschaft. 1929 komplett, 1930 (42 Hefte von 53), 1931 (51 Hefte von 52), 1932 (48 Hefte von 52), 1933 (1-10, alles erschienene).

      - 242 Hefte 1926-1933. Die Weltbühne. Der Schaubühne xxx Jahr. Wochenschrift für Politik, Kunst, Wirtschaft. 1926: Herausgeber Siegfried Jacobsohn / 1927: Begründet von Siegfried Jacobsohn, Herausgeber Kurt Tucholsky / 1928: Begründet von Siegfried Jacobsohn, unter Mitarbeit von Kurt Tucholsky geleitet von Carl v. Ossietzky. Verlag der Weltbühne, Berlin. Konvolut von 242 Heften 1926-1933, je 8°, kartoniert, je ca. 40 Seiten. Lichtrandig, Rücken unten oft mit kleinen Läsuren, vereinzelt mit kleinen Läsuren, partiell falzig, oft mit Teilen der Poststempel auf Deckeln, im Ganzen schön erhalten, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben. Teil mit beiliegender Zahlkarte an den „Verlag der Weltbühne Siegfried Jacobsohn & Ci., Charlottenburg 2" ///// 1926 (ein Heft): Nr. 45 / 1927 (2 Hefte): 3 (mit Bleistiftskizzen der Zeit auf Deckel vorne), 13. / 1928 (26 Hefte): 2, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. / 1929 (52 Hefte, komplett mit Nr. 11, 2 Hefte mit mont. Inhaltsangabenblatt auf Deckeln): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (mit beiliegendem Werbeblatt „Das Problem des Genies und Erfolges" zu Emil-Ludwig-Büchern), 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 (mit Werbeheft des S.Fischer-Verlages), 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 (mit Werbeheft des Schünemann Verlages, Bremen), 50, 5,1 52. / 1930 (42 Hefte von 53): 2, 3, 4 (ein Blatt lose), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 („25 Jahre Weltbühne", hier ca. 40 St. dick), 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (mit Werbedruck des Mail Verlages, einige Seiten aus „Walter Müller, Wenn wir 1918 ."), 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 (Deckel hinten fast lose). / 1931 (51 Hefte von 52, Heft 43 fehlt, sonst komplett): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (mit Poststempel komplett auf Deckel vorne), 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 (S. 401-412 fehlen), 38 (eine Lage lose), 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. / 1932 (48 Hefte von 52, fehlen 22, 23, 24, 36): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (mit Beiblatt „Für Carl von Ossietzky" mit Unterschriftssammlung wg. Verurteilung des Autors und Verlegers zu 1 ½ Jahren Gefängnis), 21 (ebenso mit dem Beiblatt), 25, 26 (ebenso mit Beiblatt wie vor), 27, 28, 29, 30 (stark falzig), 31, 32 (mit Malik-Prospekt zu Ottwalt, Denn sie wissen was sie tun), 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39 (hint. Deckel lose), 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. / 1933: (10 Hefte, alles erschienene, 1-10 komplett): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (7.3.1933, auf der letzten Seite (376) steht oben: „An unsere Leser: Nach den Ereignissen des 27. Februar wurde eine Reihe von Persönlichkeiten verhaftet, unter denen sich auch der Herausgeber unseres Blattes, Carl von Ossietzky, befindet. Redaktion und Verlag der ‚Weltbühne’ versichern den Lesern, daß sie und ihr Rechtsbeistand Kurt Rosenfeld alles tun werden, was im Rahmen des heute noch Möglichen liegt, um Carl von Ossietzky die Freiheit zurückzuverschaffen. Eine Reihe von Gründen, vor allem technischer Natur, machen es uns diesmal nicht möglich, wie üblich sofort zu dem Wahlergebnis Stellung zu nehmen. Welche Bedeutung ist diesen Wahlen beizumessen? Mit ihnen wird die erste Periode in der Geschichte der Deutschen Republik abgeschlossen . So schmerzlich die Konstatierung auch ist: Unsere Kritik, unsere Warnungen waren mehr als berechtigt. ."). 1948: Heft 15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Paneuropa. Der Jugend Europas gewidmet.

      Wien, Leipzig: Paneuropa Verlag. 1926 17x23cm. 169 Seiten. Original-Leinen mit Original-Schutzumschlag 12.-- 16. Tausend. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar Versand D: 2,50 EUR

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        Abstrakte Farb- Kollage. Original- Farbradierung- Aquatinta aus dem Jahre 1988. Rechts am Bildrand handschriftlich signiert, links nummeriert 11/70.

      - Beschreibung: Original- Graphik in Unikat-Rahmen von Gerardo Rueda Salaberry (geboren am 23. April 1926 in Madrid; gestorben am 26. Mai 1996) war ein spanischer Maler und Bildhauer. Rueda studierte zu Beginn der vierziger Jahre Malerei und Musik. 1949 erschienen seine ersten klassische Malereien und wurden zum ersten Mal in seiner Heimatstadt ausgestellt. Im Jahr 1954 präsentierte er dann seine ersten abstrakten Collagen und Zeichnungen. Er vertrat Spanien im Jahr 1960 auf der Biennale di Venezia, seine Kunstwerke wurden ein Teil, der über 200 Gruppenausstellungen. Zustand: Rahmen minimal berieben, sonst sehr sauber und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Bildgröße: 70 x 50 cm; Gesamtgröße 105 x 85 cm. Original- Farb- Radierung in einem handgefertigtem, exklusiven Vergolder- Rahmen, Unikat mit Platin verarbeitet unter Museumsglas mit Passepartout. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portrait de la France. Collection publiée sous la direction de Jean-Louis Vaudoyer. Collection complète en 34 volumes

      First Edition, one of 1500 numbered copies on Lafuma for each volume.Each book is illustrated, frontispiece, by one of the best artist of the time.The collection, complete in 34 volumes, is composed as follows: 1 - Henri de Regnier "Paray-le-Monial" illustrated by A. Deslignières, 2 - Francis Jammes "Lower Pyrenees" illustrated by Daragnès, 3 - Pierre Mac Orlan "Brest "illustrated by Falké, 4 - Raymond Schwab" Nancy "illustrated by Dufrenoy, 5 - Edmond Jaloux" Marseille "illustrated by Céria, 6 - René Jouglet" Lille "illustrated by Gromaire, 7 - René Boylesve" The Touraine "illustrated by Oberlé, 8 - Alexandre Arnoux "Haute-Provence" illustrated by Waroquier, 9 - François Mauriac "Bordeaux" illustrated by Lhote, 10 - Joseph Delteil "Perpignan" illustrated by Grillon, 11 - Jacques-Emile Blanche "Dieppe" illustrated by Jacques-Emile Blanche , 12 - André Thérive "The Limousin" illustrated by Fornerod, 13 - Tristan Dereme "Toulouse" illustrated Hermine David, 14 - Emmanuel Bove "Bécon-les-Bruyères" illustrated by Utrillo,Nice copy. Emile-Paul frères Paris 1926-1931 14,5x20cm 34 volumes brochés

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        Promenades Pittoresques sur les Bords de la Seine (De Bercy au Point-du-Jour) [Designer Kelliegram Style Binding by R. Rene Hirsch]

      Paris: Editions Leo Delteil, 1926. Hardcover. Very good. 78pp+16 plates. #29 of 80cc [of a total edition of 252cc] with an extra color frontis. This copy elaborately bound R. Rene Hirsch in green Morocco with gargoyle design to front in brown, contained in a matching chemise and and marbled paper slipcase. Newspaper review affixed to first blank after the title page, else a very good copy.

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        Elmer Gantry

      New York, 1926. proof. good. Long galley proofs of the 1st edition (6 1/2" X 24"), printed on thin proofing paper (rectos only) dated "Dec. 27" [1926]. The first setting in type (book was 1927) of an immortal scrap of Western literature, the transit stage linking manuscript to 1st edition. Manufactured in a handful of copies to correct misprints and mis-settings before page proofs. Split across leaves 1 (see photo) and 123 rejoined with tape, some edge tears taped, last 3 leaves missing, but the missing text is supplied with 1st edition pages, connected to vaguely correspond, else good condition. Spartan cloth case. Despite being worn and imperfect, it's such a rarity that there is some chance it will turn out to be the finest (only?) known set, and with more than 100,000 1st editions printed (20,000 in the 1st binding), it's the only form of Elmer Gantry that will ever be rare. Upon publication the book was greeted with outrage by the exposed peddlers of empty promises, who called Lewis, an instrument of the Devil. But those who joined the whining failed to notice that Elmer Gantry rightly captured the temperament and distillate of a specific type of Midwestern revivalism callously engaged in bleeding those who didn't know the difference between being born again, and being born yesterday. It remains a tartly satiric, and dependence jangling, reminder that the cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. But God, by all testimonies, is not in danger (has no viable enemies) and, at worst, is only disappointed in those who wimp out and refuse to meet their human responsibility, that is, to live their lives testing the limits of their highest possibilities, and then to die with composure, like a hero going home. Lewis declined a 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith, 1925, because the prize was not awarded for literary merit but, "for the American novel published during the year which shall best present the wholesome atmosphere of American life, and the highest standard of American manners and manhood," both major targets of Lewis' satire (the romantic equivalent of sex in a Waffle House parking lot) and the reason why so many sleepy books have won it. In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, calming a national impatience that had become like an ingrown toenail. He accepted it, and the fat check that came with it, breaching the Swedish citadel for his fellow Americans, Eugene O'Neill, Pearl Buck, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow (an American born in Canada), and a handful of more recent honorees, whose lasting worthiness will ultimately be decided in the reflections of history.

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        La Rivista Illustrata del Popolo d'Italia

      Roma, 1926, A. IV, n¡ 1/12, rilegata in-4to mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso, bellissime cop. a colori (Depero, ecc.) annata completa dei 12 fascicoli di, pp. 96 cad. complet. ill. Un mito quasi, tra tutte le pur belle riviste, graficamente, del periodo.

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        History of Sonoma County California (2 volumes)

      The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago 1926 - 4to. 784, 958 pp. Photographic plates of homes, buildings and prominent citizens of the county; black & white illustrations. Dark green blindstamped boards with gilt lettering to spines; marbled page edges & endpapers. A very good set (page edges evenly sunned; light wear to extremities, more so to spine ends; hinges of Vol. II slightly loose; internally clean). The author, a Sonoma county native, is the first woman who wrote the history of that county after a lifetime of teaching in Sonoma County rural schools. (Rocq 14751). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fiabe Cinesi. Liao Chai [Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio]

      Milano: Mondadori, 1926 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 24.8*18.4*5.4cm, 569p. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w plates. Text in the ITALIAN language. Silk binding, pages evenly toned, otherwise a near fine hardcover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mildred : Illustrated by Rex Whistler : Inscribed By James E Masters (The Printer) Early Rex Whistler Publication

      The Sole UK printing published by Shaftesbury - Privately Printed at the High House Press in 1926. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition with just a little rubbing at the spine tips. Patterned paper boards. There was more than one design for these. A little dustiness to the upper text block. Some light markings to the page edges in a few places. A memorial book published to commemorate the life of Mildred Olivier, the sister of Edith Olivier, who died at a relatively young age. This is Edith Olivier's first publication, and includes essays by herself, as well as by Dorothea Ponsonby, Cecil Foyle, Brian Howard, Pamela Grey and several others. Stephen Tennant contributed a drawing for the frontispiece and Edith's close friend Rex Whistler contributed several headers and tail pieces in the book. The edition was limited to one hundred and twelve numbered copies. This copy is out of series and is inscribed by James E. Masters (the printer) on the front blank end-paper. One of the earliest books illustrated by Whistler. A charming production. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. More images available on request.

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        On the theory of quantum mechanics

      London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1926. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SCARCE PRESENTATION OFFPRINT OF ONE OF DIRAC'S MOST IMPORTANT PAPERS: the introduction of what is now known as "Fermi-Dirac statistics". On the theory of quantum mechanics "is justly seen as a major contribution to quantum theory" (Kragh, p. 36). "It introduced [Dirac's] quantum mechanical derivation of what is now called Fermi-Dirac statistics, which describes a distribution of particles (now known as fermions, a name coined by Dirac in 1945) in certain systems containing many identical particles that obey the Pauli exclusion principle-meaning that no two of the particles can occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. The paper will be remembered as the first in which quantum mechanics is brought to bear on statistical mechanics. Recall that the earliest work on quantum statistics, by Bose and by Einstein, predates quantum mechanics. Also, Fermi's introduction of the exclusion principle in statistical problems, though published after the arrival of quantum mechanics, is still executed in the context of the 'old' quantum theory. All these contributions were given their quantum mechanical underpinnings by Dirac, who was, in fact, the first to give the correct justification of Planck's law, which started it all" (Pais, p. 6). Dirac's paper may also be considered the birth of quantum electrodynamics. He applied Schrödinger's wave mechanics (his earlier papers had used exclusively Heisenberg's matrix mechanics) to develop a theory of time-dependent perturbations and applied it to the emission and absorption of radiation. "Radiation theory was the subject of the last section of the important paper 'On the theory of quantum mechanics.' There Dirac considered a system of atoms subjected to an external perturbation that could vary arbitrarily with the time. Of course, the particular perturbation he had in mind was an incident electromagnetic field, but, characteristically, he stated the problem in the most general way possible" (Kragh, pp. 120-1). Dirac and Enrico Fermi discovered Fermi-Dirac statistics independently of one another. Several months before the appearance of Dirac's paper, Fermi had published his own in which he applied Pauli's exclusion principle to his theory of an ideal monatomic gas, rather than for general systems of identical fermions, and in the context of the "old" quantum theory, not quantum mechanics. "When he was asked about it several decades later, [Dirac] remarked: 'I had read Fermi's paper on Fermi statistics and had forgotten it completely. When I wrote my work on the anti-symmetric wave functions, I did not refer to it at all. Then Fermi wrote and told me and I remembered that I had previously read about it'... Fermi's letter had the effect that Dirac later on never forgot to mention the priority of his Italian colleague when referring to the statistics obeyed by electrons and the like. In spite of this admitted priority of Fermi it was essentially Dirac's paper that helped the physicists tremendously in understanding the meaning of the new statistical methods" (Mehra & Rechenberg, p. 767). "Following the publication of Dirac's paper, the new statistics was eagerly taken up and applied to a variety of problems. The first application was made by Dirac's former teacher, Fowler; as an expert in statistical physics, he was greatly interested in the Fermi-Dirac result. Fowler studied a Fermi-Dirac gas under very high pressure, thus beginning a chapter in astrophysics that, a few years later, would be developed into the celebrated theory of white dwarfs by his student Chandrasekhar. In Germany, Pauli and Sommerfeld made other important applications of the new quantum statistics, with which they laid the foundation for the quantum theory of metals in 1927" (Kragh, p. 36). 

H. Kragh, Dirac: A Scientific Biography; J. Mehra & H. Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 5. A. Pais, "Paul Dirac: Aspects of his life and work," in Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work. PRESENTATION COPY: inscribed "With the author's compliments" in Dirac's hand at the top of the front wrapper.

 OFFPRINT FROM: Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 112 (1926). London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1926. Quarto, original printed wrappers. Light soiling, two small burn-holes in front wrapper (not affecting text); some soiling over inscription. OFFPRINTS OF DIRAC'S MAJOR WORKS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE.

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        Twelve Poems [INSCRIBED AND WITH A LETTER TO HER EDITOR]

      Original gray paper boards, cloth spine, and rare printed paper dust jacket. 2 in. chip from foot of jacket spine, front joint of jacket separated, else a fine copy. Half morocco case. First edition. Copy number 23 of 130 copies. An outstanding presentation copy inscribed by Wharton to her friend, advisor, and favorite editor Rutger Jewett, of Appleton: "For Rutger Jewett with best Christmas wishes Edith Wharton 1926." Rare in dust jacket. [with] WHARTON, EDITH. Autograph letter signed to Rutger Jewett. Sainte-Claire le Chateau Hyères, Var [France]. January 1, 1931. One page. After sending New Year's greeting and her thanks for a gift, Wharton notes that since her arrival six weeks ago, she has done little but leisure walks among the ruins of the Château d'Hyères. She vows, "I am beginning the New Year with the stern resolution of getting to work again tomorrow!".

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1926. 8vo.Illustrated. First edition. 160 pp. Publisher's original classic green cloth binding, with gilt ruling around front cover and iconic image of Christopher Robin and Pooh on the cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Minor rubbing to spine ends & corners. Pencil ownership inscription to first blank. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. A bright copy of this illustrated classic. . Near Fine. Gilt Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1926.

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        L' inferno degli uomini vivi

      FIRENZE: BEMPORAD, 1926. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 13,5 19. USATO

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