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        Physiologie du Goût ou Méditations de Gastronomie Transcendante : Ouvrage Théorique, Historique et à l'Ordre du Jour ; Dédié aux gastronomes parisiens / par Brillat-Savarin ; Illustration de Pierre Noury

      Paris : Les Arts et le Livre 1926 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Préface de l'auteur ~ Orné de 100 lithographies dans le texte et 24 hors-texte, tirées par Mourlot. Texte imprimé par Marius Audin ~ Num. 202, un des 520 exemplaires sur vergé Lafuma (3ème papier après 16 sur Japon et 30 sur Van Gelder) ~ Broché sous jaquette transparente originale ~ XLIIp+1f+252p; 2f+300p+2f ~ 24x17x5cm. ~ Très petits manques aux dos, quelques légères taches sur les tranches, Bel exemplaire tout de même dans une condition intérieure très frais ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Shires and Provinces (in Dustjacket and Publisher's Original Box)

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd, 1926. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. A handsome copy of the 1926 1st trade edition, IN THE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Clean and Near Fine, with bright gilt-lettering, bordering and design to the front panel and spine. And in a crisp, VG+ dustjacket, with light creasing along the flap-folds and just a touch of soiling to the rear panel. Folio, beautiful color illustratios thruout (with their printed tissue-guards), top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. This copy also includes a sturdy, VG- example of the publisher's cardboard box, which houses the thick folio.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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      Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City 1926 - Signed by Kipling on the limitation page. Quarto. 24 color illustrations mounted; backed in vellum with paper over boards; title stamped in gold on the spine; general shelfwear to the extremities; previous owner bookplate awkwardly removed from the front pastedown; some light offsetting to the endpapers and the inner margins of many leaves; the gorgeous illustrations are quite bright and clean; digital images can be made available upon request. near Very Good binding. Limited Edition, numbered 54 of 150 copies signed by Kipling [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Entrà e Interdite au Public - 20 erotic illustrations

      [Paul Cotinaud] [1926], Paris - 4to., 1920's portfolio of 20 erotic heliogravures in different formats, printed in black, bistre, red or green, on Japon paper, and presented in window mounts. Green boards, with white label printed in green. Very good. Lacking the preliminary 4 pages of text, this portfolio does however have all 20 erotic illustrations. They were published in an edition of 250 copies

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        The Imperial Palaces of Peking

      Librairie National d'Art et d'Homme, G. Van Oest, Paris 1926 - Three volumes; folio (33cm.); publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt-lettered spines, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; vi,67pp. & 274 collotype plates; additional 14 plates of maps and plans, all but one folding; frontispieces in each volume. Boards very gently shelf worn and corners bumped, upper cover of Vol. I dampstained; some plates starting to separate and one plate (no. 121) loose, not an uncommon occurance as the textblocks are too heavy for the bindings. Still, quite a nice, better than usual set in the original binding. The collected photographs taken by the Swedish art historian and sinologist during his stay in Peking in 1922. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1926 First British Edition. NEAR FINE in GOOD dust jacket. A clean, firmly bound copy. The only marking is a neatly penned owner inscription on the first blank page. Pages, top edge gilt, are fresh and fine; no soiling, no tears, chips or creases. Bound in green cloth cover with gilt-stamped titling on spine; front cover gilt-stamped with illustration of Christopher Robin and "Pooh" within a single gilt ruled border. Cover is fresh and near fine. There is a bit of bubbling to cloth near the top of the front board, a small shallow dent to left side front board near gilt rule, light wear to cloth at base of spine and very slight rubbing to corner tips including small bump to top corner of rear board. Gilt is bright, cloth is clean and boards are straight. Map endpapers, printed on pale yellow paper, are lightly edge toned, otherwise fine. The jacket is complete and overall clean, though toned along the top edge and flap folds; the spine is heavily toned. Jacket edges are moderately worn with some creasing and a few small chips, primarily to spine ends and corners of flap folds. (This is the first issue of the dust jacket, with the heading "117th THOUSAND" to the ad for When We Were Very Young on the rear flap.) inges are intact and firm; all pages secure. Size: 5-1/8 x 7-3/4". Pagination: 16 (xvi) pages of front matter, including blanks. 160 text pages, including printer's colophon.. First British Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Shepard, Ernest H..

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        Intérieurs Modernes Anglais et Français. 40 Planches en Phototypie. Comprenant : 24 intérieurs de ville, 23 intérieurs de campagne. 3 Edition

      Paris: Librairie d'art R. Ducher, circa 1926. Portfolio with 40 plates of furniture designs. 30 x 40cm. Sheets loose as issuedg. Original portfolio with marbled boards, cloth spine and label, and cloth ties. Label of the bookseller Dunod on the title pages with dated of 1926. There was a later edition in 1928 published by Eugène Moreau Jeune,

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Engraved Designs of William Blake

      Ernest Benn, London 1926 - 4to.4to. 140 pp. 82 plates. Quarter vellum on decorative boards, gilt lettering, surface wear, else very good copy. (88173). No. 19 of 100 copies of the édition de luxe, printed on Van Gelder paper, specially bound and with an extra colour plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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        The Queen was in the Parlour.

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1926. Octavo. Original blue boards, title labels to spine and front. With the dust jacket. Very light rubbing to ends and corners, faint spotting and partial toning to endpapers, an excellent copy in the jacket with small chips to corners and small loss to head of spine panel, tanning to spine and around edges, a few minor marks. First edition, first impression, in the very scarce jacket. This early Noel Coward play was written in 1922, but not produced until 24 August 1926, when it premiered at the St Martin's Theatre. This first edition was printed as Volume L in the Contemporary British Dramatists series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926.. FIRST EDITION 1926, With a foreword by Major.-General. Sir Percy Z. Cox. Tall 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 10 x 6¾ inches, 66 photographic illustrations on 32 plates including frontispiece, large folding map in colour at rear, 2 sketch maps and a sketch of a fish in the text, pages: xx, 1-447 including appendices and index, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, central gilt picture of a bedouin riding a camel on upper cover, gilt top edge. Pale stain to rear cover (see attached illustration), 4 leaves have small dark brown stain to edge of top margin, and 2 pages have a pale brown spot to top margin, occasional small fox spot and a few fox spots to edges, otherwise a very good tight copy. Major Robert Ernest Cheesman, CBE (1878 – 1962) was a military officer, explorer and ornithologist. Cheesman was Private Secretary to Sir Percy Cox during his tenure as High Commissioner in Iraq. In 1923, during a journey into the Arabian Peninsula, Cheesman collected over 300 specimens from the Hasa oasis, several of them previously unknown to science. These specimens are currently in the British Museum. He is credited with discovering Cheesman's Gerbil (Gerbillus cheesmani). Cheesman was the first man to map the Arabian coast from the Gulf of Salwa to Uqair. In 1924 he fixed the position of Hofuf and identified the site of ancient Gerrha. He presented his findings to Ibn Sa'ud at his court in Hofuf. He was later given the Gill Memorial Award for this work by the Royal Geographical Society. See: Encyclopedia of Exploration 1850 to 1940 by Raymond John Howgego, Volume 4, page 185. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Chorus of the Newly Dead

      London, Hogarth Press 1926 - First edition. Marbled paper wrappers - one of about 315 copies printed. An excellent copy. Woolmer 104. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Port d'Eaux Mortes : Récit orné de huit lithographies originales de Georges Grosz

      Paris : Au Sans Pareil 1926 - ~ Illustré de 8 lithographies originales de Grosz, dont le frontispice et sept hors-texte, imprimées à Paris sur les presses du maître imprimeur Duchâtel ~ Édition originale. Exemplaire No. 693, un des 1000 numérotés sur vélin Lafuma de Voiron, après 260 sur différent papiers et 40 HC ~ Demi maroquin à grands coins, dos à 5 nerfs très saillants avec titre et date en queue dorés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête doré, autres tranches non rognées, conservant les 2 couvertures de brochure et le dos. Reliure signée ZENDEL ~ 5f+80p+4f ~ 22x17x2cm. ~ Papier des couvertures de brochure légèrement bruni aux marges, d'ailleurs superbe exemplaire. Belle reliure ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        The Old Mulford House (Easthampton)

      1926 - Etching. Signed in pencil. Image measures 8.25" x 10.75". Sheet measures 11.25" x 15.25" This print provides a lovely view of the Old Mulford House, a colonial farmhouse in Easthampton, basking in the shadow of a tree in the front yard. Hassam has rendered both with a remarkable Impressionist penstroke which appears spontaneous and immediate even in the more enduring medium of etching. By dispersing white spots throughout the shadow, the artist conveys the shadow's flickering impermanence. The print contains the artist's signature and date and is signed again below in pencil. The print is in good condition, with the artist's tack holes at the sheet edges. Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was an American Impressionist painter who lived in New York City. He spent much of his time out on Long Island, where the abundant natural light allowed him to experiment with rendering its reflection in both pen and paint. This beautiful print, an edition of which can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a fine example of Hassam's impressive work.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 14: Die Afrikanischen Spinner und Schwärmer

      Stuttgart: Alfred Kernen, 1926. 599, 80 col plates. Hardback. Well rebound in one vol, half cloth, marbled boards. Last few plates with slight marginal damage. German edition. Fine chromolithographic plates. Includes the Hawkmoths (Sphingidae) and Silkmoths (Saturniidae)

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes": The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady

      London: Brentano's, (1926). London: Brentano's. (1926). First. First English edition. Illustrated by Ralph Barton. Spine lettering dull, endpapers a little tanned, a very good copy. One of 1000 copies Signed by the author. Loos adapted the novel into a successful play, which then became the basis for two films. The first was a 1928 silent, co-scripted by Loos, directed by Malcolm St. Clair and featuring Alice White and Ruth Taylor. Taylor became an immediate star but retired from the screen shortly thereafter and gave birth to a son, writer-actor Buck Henry. Better known today is the 1953 Howard Hawks version with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Turandot Dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri di G. Adami e R. Simoni L'Ultimo duetto e il finale dell' opera sono stati completati da F. Alfano Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di G. Zuccoli (A) Lire 60. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 119772], 1926. First Edition of the first version. Hopkinson 12A. Schickling 91.E.1. Turandot, to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni after Carlo Gozzi's dramatic fairy-tale, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on April 25, 1926. "There is no Italian opera, before Turandot, in which such an organic attempt is made to integrate music and drama... Puccini was now at the height of his powers, inventing colouristic effects which are violent and jewel-like at the same time... Unfortunately Puccini did not complete his last masterpiece, but if he had lived he would have worked to remove every incongruity, as he had done on other occasions. We are left with a splendid and exceptionally extensive ‘fragment', produced by an artist at the peak of his creative and intellectual form." Gabriella Biagi Ravenni and Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Newly bound in quarter charcoal gray cloth with mottled paper boards, printed title label to spine. [i] (half-title with vignette printed in dark sepia), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (bust-length frontispiece photograph of the composer by Platinotipia Bertieri in Torino-Mentone, with facsimile autograph signature to lower margin), 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (lists of cast members, instrumentalists, and other personnel for the first performance), 1f. (part-title with vignette printed in dark sepia), 1f. (scene description for Act I), 398 pp., 1f. (small device printed in dark sepia). Publisher's blindstamp dated March, [19]26 to lower inner margins of initial leaves. Decorative upper board, head- and tailpieces, vignettes, and devices by Cisari. Three unpaginated leaves with small device, part title with vignette, and printed scene description, respectively, precede each act; one unpaginated leaf with printed scene description precedes each "quadro." Lower portion of two endpapers and frontispiece with some soiling, not affecting portrait. Cropped at upper and outer margins, affecting several barlines; several leaves with light rustmarks or professional repairs to blank inner margins; occasional annotations or underlining in pencil and orange crayon.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Poeti allo specchio.

      Franco Campitelli, 1926. seconda serie

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Riacquisto Libet]
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        Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Physische Anthropologie und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Rassenforschung in 10 Bänden von 1926 bis1940

      Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH, 1926 - 10 Bände aus den Jahren 1926 bis 1940 in 2 Büchern gebunden. Vollständige Sammlung mit Sonderheften des Anthropologischen Anzeigers und zahlreichen Faltblättern, Tabellen und Fotos. Ausgetragene Bibliotheksexemplare mit den entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 & 1927 Wisden Hardbacks Set of 2.

      1926. This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1926 and 1927. In Very Good Condition. The gilts and boards are both very nice in this pair of books, strong hinges and great photoplates, a couple of marks to the boards and a touch of darkness to the 1927 but 8/10s

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      1926. First Edition . Signed. HANDY, W.C., editor. Blues. An Anthology. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. Folio (9 by 12 inches), original black and purple cloth. $1500.First edition of this classic jazz anthology featuring text as well as piano/vocal parts, inscribed in the year of publication: ""To Miss Lydia G. Fraser, with best wishes, W.C. Handy. 5-10-'26.""The editor of this work, W.C. Handy, was a famous jazz musician and composer. Blues: An Anthology was the first book on the blues for a general audience. Handy intended for this illustrated book to be accessible, to contain compelling music and to, above all, foster a love and respect for jazz. His methods work and it was reprinted throughout the 20th century. ""Handy may not have 'fathered' the bluesÂ… nor did he write true 'blues' songs of the type that were performed by country blues musicians. But he did write one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, which introduced blues tonalities and themes to popular music. His influence on stage music and jazz was profound"" (ANB). Without scarce original dust jacket. Slightest foxing to interior, minor rubbing mainly to spine. A near-fine inscribed copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 Original Hardback Wisden. Very Good Condition. Video.

      1926. Hi, Here we have an 1926 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and spine. The boards are excellent, very clean and crisp, hardly a mark to report. Inside the hinges are very good and strong, nice yellow pastedowns (1926s are a bit lighter than others) with one mark to the right page. Very tightly bound. Amazingly clean inside and very nice photoplate. Minimal if any foxing. Some browning to page block. A lovely book. Rare in this condition, No restoration.

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        The Ringer

      Doubleday, Doran and Co., The Crime Club, Inc Garden City, New York 1926 - First Edition stated. "For the Ringer - so called because of his genius for disguise was a killer, a vengeful and desperate criminal. He had reason to kill Meister; he had said that he would kill Meister". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some squiggly stain lines at spine, few closed tears at edges, tiny chip at top spine end and top front flap corner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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      Heath Cranton Limited, London 1926 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-256, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Lost race fantasy of an unknown people on an island in the West Indies. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 150. Teitler (2013) 817. Reginald 09650. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Attractive bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A tight, clean, very good plus copy. (#149365) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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      Knopf, New York 1926 - First Printing. Octavo; yellow cloth, with titling and decorations stamped black and red on spine and front panel; red topstain; 445pp, [2]. Subtle fading to extremities, with faint spotting to spine panel; Near Fine. In the rare dustjacket designed by Dorothy Brett, priced $3.00 at mid-spine; light soil and spotting, numerous small, and several large, chips to edges, including a large diagonal loss to upper right corner of front panel; with tears and splitting to edges and folds, and archival mends verso; Good only. Lawrence's novel of modern Mexico, a portrayal of a turbulent country with a focus on a wide-spread poitical movement among the peasantry to revive the cult of the ancient deities. Written mostly in Mexico at Oaxaca and on Lake Chapala, Lawrence completed the novel early in 1925, and at the time considered it his most important work. The American edition was published from new plates, presumably in smaller numbers than the British edition (3,000 copies). A scarce title in the lovely illustrated jacket; we have noted a single copy jacketed copy of the American edition in the trade in recent memory. Roberts A33. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln Vols. I to 12

      [Harrogate, Tenn]: Lincoln Memorial University, [1926]. New and enlarged edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Sponsors edition, copy no. 235. Originally published 1894. 12 vols.: xxxi, 356; xv, 368; xlviii, 356; xvii, 387; xxxiii, 371; xix, 361; lvi, 310; liv, 334; lxiv, 304; xxviii, 356; xvi, 380; 373 p. 24 cm. 57 b&w illustrations. Red hardcovers with gilt impressing and gilt top edges. Final volume has portrait clipping pasted across from Illustration list, discolouring opposite page. Introduction by John Wesley Hill and "Special Articles by Other Eminent Persons." Poems by Walt Whitman, William Cullen Bryant and others. Final volume includes chronological and general indexes.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        Lettres d'un Satyre Eaux-fortes de Frans de Geetere

      Paris: Editions du Siecle, 1926. One of 300 numbered copies on velin ancien de Vidalon, from a total edition of 424. 8vo; handsomely bound in 3/4 blue morocco and marbled boards, spine paneled, decorated with gilt fillets and gilt rosebuds with red inlay, ribbon marker, title gilt, top edge gilt, some rubbing to edges, very good, a bit of foxing, original wrappers bound in, previous owner's signature and date (1929) in blue pencil on front blank, red ex-libris stamp of Daniel Navarro on half-title, illustrated with 15 etchings by Frans de Geetere.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Le Luminaire et les Moyens d'Éclairages Nouveaux

      Small folio. Paris: Éditions d'Art Ch. Moreau, (1926). Small folio, original board portfolio lettered in maroon and decorated in silver, backstrip & front fore-edge in red cloth, fabric ties; contents laid in loosely as issued. [viii] pp. + 48 plates, each with several images printed in black on a sepia background. Portfolio somewhat soiled and stained, crumpled at front lower fore-corner, fore-edges soiled; but a sound copy, clean & fresh within. First (and only) Edition of one of the most astonishing illustrated works issued in conjunction with the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. This portfolio illustrates more than one hundred floor and table lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers, and other forms of domestic electric illumination, by such Art Deco masters as Maurice Dufrêne, Robert Mallet-Stevens, J.-E. Ruhlmann, and the Lalique studios. The range of imagination and the brilliance of workmanship as well as the self-confidence and exuberance of the designers is frequently breathtaking. A second portfolio on this subject appeared in 1929.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Der Jubiläums Schachkongress zu Dresden Ostern 1926

      Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin and Leipzig 1926 - Description: 99 pages with diagrams, two plates and index. Octavo (8 12" x 5 3/4") bound in original wrappers. Festschrift des Dresdner Schachvereins, volume II. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5393) First edition. The Chess Club at Dresden, Germany held a 50th anniversary celebration in 1926. Among the events was a masters tournament, the Paul Schellenberg Memorial, which was held from April 4th to the 14th. Three contenders for the world championship, Alexander Alekhine, Akiba Rubinstein, and Aron Nimzowitsch, were among the attendees. While the race was close among all three in the early rounds, it was Nimzowitsch who emerged victorious at the end with a near perfect 8½/9, a full point and a half ahead of second place Alekhine! 3rd Rubinstein with 6½/9. Trailing behind Rubinstein was 4th Tartakower 5/9. With Von Holzhausen 4/9 fifth. Johner 3½ held lone sixth. 7th Yates and Sämisch 3/ tied for 8th. Blümich 2½ at ninth. Steiner at 2 was tenth. Condition: Edge wear, spine rubbed, corners bumped and creased, some damp staining else a good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        A Road to Fairyland.

      London and New York: G. P. Putnam's and Sons, , 1926. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board dark blue. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece by Arthur Rackham. Spotting to pages, a touch rubbed and bumped at corners and ends of spine, in the toned dust jacket with faint staining to front flap fold and rear top edge, chips to corners and top end of spine. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love, was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Statut de Kalisz [The Statue of Kalisz].

      Paris Table Ronde -1928 1926 - Folio, 38 x 32 cm; 46 leaves (leaf 19 bound twice). Chromolithographs with silver and gold highlights, printed on one side of the paper, in colours throughout. Original brown calf with publisher's gilt and embossed medallion on front cover. Signed and stamped by the author on leaf 45 (leaves unnumbered). Text in French, Polish, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Italian and Spanish. Fine example of this scarce work, published in a limited edition of 500 copies. Considered to be one of Szyk's greatest creations, The Statute of Kalisz explores a significant event in Polish history in which Jews were granted civil and religious privileges commencing with the 13th century. In this work Szyk also emphasised the contributions which Jews had made to Polish society and the mutual and beneficial relationship which existed between Poles and Jews for centuries. This work must be viewed in context of Szyk's lifelong efforts to combat prejudice and especially anti-Semitism trough his art as well as through direct political activism. This context of the May 1924 coup in Poland should also be considered. Szyk believed that Joseph Pilsudski, the coup's leader, was Poland's only hope for true democracy, while current government would often officially sanction anti-Semitism. Szyk chose The Statue of Kalisz as his subject, as this was a historical precedent for fair treatment of Jews by the Polish government. The work shows scenes demonstrating mutually beneficial cooperation between Poles and Jews spreading over a perio of nine centuries. This project was the first time Szyk acted simultaneously as scribe, calligrapher and illustrator. Szyk often looked to medieval illuminated manuscripts for inspiration for his dense colourful imagery. The work includes elaborately illustrated translations of the original Latin text of the laws to French, Polish, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Italian and Spanish - each on separate page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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      - Paris, Grasset, coll. Les cahiers verts, 1926. Broché: 17.5 x 22.5 cm, 258-[3] p. Édition originale. Un des 55 exemplaires sur tirage de luxe sur Chine (no. 21). Minimes traches d'usage aux piedx du dos et des plats [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Mein Kampf first edition (1926 & 1927)

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher, Munchen 1926 - Limited presentation edition, printed in only 500 numbered copies. Hardcover. Full leather hand made binding. Gilded pages. Gilded letters with name of author on spine. Both volumes numbered: N 164. Both volumes are in excellent condition. Published by Verlag Franz Eher Nachfolger G.m.b.H.,München 1926 and 1927. Dimensions: 16,5 x 23,5 cm. Back cover and cover vignette in gold embossment as well as head gold cut. This is presentation edition and never was for sale. Very rare! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Town & Country. A Collection of Designs and Decorations. With a Preface by Cyril Beaumont

      London: C.W. Beaumont 75 Charing Cross Road, W.C. 2, 1926. Number 3 of 60 copies printed on handmade paper signed by the Artist and Publisher. All the Designs are printed from cuts on wood and linoleum and hand-colored. Fourteen tipped-in full page plates and four plates with smaller "decorations" with total of 30 hand-colored tipped-in plates. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter vellum and red batik boards. Fine. Number 3 of 60 copies printed on handmade paper signed by the Artist and Publisher. All the Designs are printed from cuts on wood and linoleum and hand-colored. Fourteen tipped-in full page plates and four plates with smaller "decorations" with total of 30 hand-colored tipped-in plates. 1 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Psychology of Speculation: the Human Element in Stock Market Transactions

      Privately Printed, 1926. Hardcover. The very uncommon 1926 1st edition. VG in its original light green paper-over-boards with beige paper spine label. Octavo, 106 pgs. Top edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge deckled. A fascinating and highly sophisticated pre-Crash study of the mind of the speculator. An obscure but important tiltle in the field of stock market literature. Has recently been reprinted but the original edition remains quite elusive.

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        CAHIER B 1910

      Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1926. Numbered. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. 1 of 62 numbered hors commerce copies, 1926. A PRESENTATION COPY AS WELL, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY PAUL VALERY on the front free endpaper. Clean and VG+ in its original wrappers AND including a VG+ example of the uncommon glassine dustjacket. Octavo, 85 pgs. Signed by Author.

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        Über die Ursache der Mäanderbildung der Flussläufe und des sogenannten Baerschen Gesetzes" [Uber die Ursache der Maanderbildung der Flusslaufe und des sogenannten Baerschen Gesetzes"] AND "Vorschlag zu einem die Natur des elementaren Strahlungsemissionsprocesses betreffenden Experiment in Die Naturwissenschaften, Heft 11, March 1926, pp. 223-224 AND Heft 14 April 1926, pp. 300-301

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF EINSTEIN'S ELEGANT 'TEA LEAF PARADOX' PAPER along with his subsequent 'proposition' published in the next issue. The tea leaf paradox relates to the phenomenon wherein tea leaves in a cup "migrate to the center and bottom of the cup after being stirred rather than being forced to the edges of the cup, as would be expected in a spiral centrifuge" (Wikipedia). Einstein's solution for the most part addresses the erosion of river banks rather than tea leafs; regardless, he repudiates Baer's law which stated that the formation of rivers is influenced by the earth's rotation. "Read first before the Prussian Academy of Sciences on January 7, this paper discussed why the erosion of rivers tends to occur on the right bank in the Northern Hemisphere and on the left in the Southern Hemisphere. Having found no one who was thoroughly familiar with the causal relations involved, Einstein decided to tackle the problem himself" (Calaprice, Einstein Almanac, 132). Einstein from his 1926 article "Imagine a flat bottomed cup full of tea. At the bottom there are some tea leaves, which stay there because they are rather heavier than the liquid they have displaced. If the liquid is made to rotate by a spoon, the leaves will soon collect in the center of the bottom of the cup." "The basic idea is that contrary to what one would think at first, it is the fluid which along with the tea leaves experience a Centrifugal force which cause it to rotate. This is itself would have had no effect, but the friction on the edges slows the fluid in those regions, creating a pressure vortex kind of situation. This causes the centrifugal force which is proportional to the speed to be small at the bottom (due to the bottom surface) than above which creates a circular movement in the vertical direction as the image is showing us which keeps on increasing more and more albeit the friction slowly pushes it into a stationary state. It is because of this complicated movement of the fluid in the vertical direction that causes the tea leaves which are moving through the liquid to collect at the center. "Einstein, in the same paper then goes on to explain a phenomenon by this concept that had been hitherto left unanswered. To quote him, "It is common knowledge that streams tend to curve in serpentine shapes instead of following the line of the maximum declivity of the ground. It is also well known to geographers that the rivers of the northern hemisphere tend to erode chiefly on the right side. The rivers of the southern hemisphere behave in the opposite manner (Baer's law). Many attempts have been made to explain this phenomenon, and I am not sure whether anything I say in the following pages will be new to the expert; some of my considerations are certainly known. Nevertheless, having found nobody who was thoroughly familiar with the causal relations involved, I think it is appropriate to give a short qualitative exposition of them" (Physics de Pristine, 2011). The paper was published in the 12 March 1926 issue of Die Naturwissenschaften, an issue dedicated to Emil Warburg, a German physicist and a friend of Einstein. Warburg's research was primarily in the kinetic theory of gases, electrical conductivity, the discharge of gas, heat radiation, ferromagnetism and photochemistry. CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Julius Springer. Original wraps, complete March and April 1926 issues. 4to. (9.75 x 7.5 inches; 187 x 262mm). Heft 14 has a pencilled ownership name on the front wrap, otherwise both are bright and clean inside and out. Near fine condition.

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      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1926 - An unsophisticated copy in the publisher's blue cloth. The dustjacket with blue and black printing; it has just a bit of shelfwear with a 1/4" chip at the top of the spine and quite a short closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped. There are no marks of any kind in the book. (Pastore 12). Near Fine binding / Very Good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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