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        THE NEW ADAM . Translated from the Original French by P. O. Crowhurst

      Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. [1926]., London - Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-256, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition in English. Translation of LE NOUVEL ADAM (1924). Brilliant doctor's experimental operation transforms dying mediocre medical student into a dedicated scientist of towering intellect, a wholly logical and unpleasant superman "devoted to science, but on an inhuman level." His scientific projects include the invention of a death ray that he tests on local villagers in rural France and the creation of artificial earthquakes by means of small atomic explosions. He is accidentally killed in a nuclear force field while engaged in his final project, a plan to set off an atomic explosion in the Netherlands "that will probably wipe out the human race" [Bleiler (1990)]. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-85; (1987) 2-94; and (1995) 2-104. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1903. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 185. Bleiler (1978), p. 169. Reginald 12354. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Cloth a bit stained and dust soiled, spine panel a bit sunned, endpapers (printed on poor quality pulp paper stock) a bit age-darkened with offset on recto of half title leaf and verso of last leaf of text, else a very good copy. This uncommon, cheaply made book is rarely found in nice condition. (#149639) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        SEA AND SUSSEX

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Limited Edition, numbered 54 of 150 copies signed by Kipling. Vellum Binding. near Very Good binding. Donald Maxwell. Signed by Kipling on the limitation page. 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.

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        A Million and One Nights

      Simon and Schuster 1926 - One of 327 copies of the signed limited edition, signed by Thomas Edison and the author, Terry Ramsaye. Volume One, first printing, near fine in original cloth. Housed in a fine custom-made collector's slipcase. Volume II not present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - Hemingway's second novel, and one that became synonymous with the "Lost Generation." HANNEMAN A6.a. CONNOLLY 100. First State, with the word "stopped" spelled incorrectly as "stoppped" on p.181, line 26. Octavo (20cm); smooth black cloth with gold paper labels on spine and front panel, lettered and ruled in black; dustjacket; 259pp. Gold labels a bit dulled, with some creasing and a few scratches (though still perfectly legible); faint dampstain to front panel, a bit frayed at the spine ends, with minute wear to corner tips and bottom edge. Bookplate of capitalist George H. Bissinger on front pastedown, with a tiny stain to the same, else clean throughout; Very Good+. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with shallow chipping, tears and wear along the edges, and a triangular chip on the lower left corner of the rear panel affecting part of the text; spine is toned, with several old cellotape mends to verso of same; a Very Good presentable example. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cover Charge

      New York: Boni and Liverlight, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Octavo, 286pp. A good or better copy in the publisher's navy cloth. Wear to corners, hinges cracked, and gentle wear to the spine ends, lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket. SIGNED and warmly INSCRIBED by Woolrich on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, when he was just 23 years old: "To Ken Daughrity in memory of many pleasant sympathies we share / from his devoted friend Cornell Woolrich. New York Aug. 10, 1926." The inscription takes up most of the leaf. This book is extremely uncommon signed, and the warm inscription suggests that Daughrity was a good friend, perhaps from Columbia University, which Woolrich was attending just until this novel was published. One of the novel's characters, Vera Dougherty, could perhaps have been named by Woolrich in a nod to Daughrity. Though not a bright copy, a uniquely attractive inscription on Woolrich's first book.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1926. Royal 8vo. 508pp. Frontispiece and 41 wood engravings by Vivien Gribble. Original vellum-backed marbled boards, unopened and untrimmed; cloth slipcase. An elegant edition of Hardy's masterpiece. A fine copy without the jacket, and with only slightest of wear at the corners.

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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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        Sammlung von 8 Einbänden, gestaltet von Adolf Hoffmeister bzw. Karel Teige / Collection of 8 covers designed by A. Hoffmeister or K. Teige.

      Das Konvolut umfasst: 1. Hoffmeister, Adolf: Abeceda lásky [The ABC of love]. Praha, F. Svoboda, 1926. 12. 89 S., 1 Bl., OBroschur / original wrappers designed by A. Hoffmeister. - 2. Hoffmeister, Adolf: Turistou protisve vul [Unwilling tourist]. Praha, Mlada fronta, [1946]. 8. Illustr. by A. Hoffmeister, 108 S., OBroschur /original wrappers designed by K. Teige. - 3. Veseyý, Adolf: Petr Bezruc. Basnik a clovek. Praha, Cin, 1927. Sm. 8. Frontispiece by A. Hoffmeister. OBroschur /original wrappers. - 4. Oppelt, Jos.: Vino. Praha, 1930. 8, caricature drawings by A. Hoffmeister, 104 S., 2 Bl., OKart. / original cased boards. - 5. Apollinaire, Guillaume:Za Zavrazdeny basnik. Czech translation by J. Seifert et al. Praha, Aventinum, 1925. 8. 84 S., 2 Bl., Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von Karel Teige) / typography and original wrappers by Karel Teige. - 6. Burian, E. F. Cernoske tance. [Negro dance]. Praha, Odeon, 1929. Sm. 8. 15 S., 34 photo plates. Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von K. Teige / typography and original wrappers designed by Teige. - 7. Konad, Karel: Rinaldino. Roman. Praha, Odeon, 1927. 8. 137 S., 1 Bl., Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von K. Teige / typography and original wrappers designed by Teige. - 8. Hoffmeister, Adolf Hlede se mu, ktery ma dost casu. Detektivky. [Searching for a man who had time enough]. Praha, Srdce, 1927. 12. 53 S., 3 Bl., OBroschur / original wrappers designed by A. Hoffmeister. - Erste Ausgaben. 1st Editions. Sowohl Adolf Hoffmeister als auch Karel Teige gehörten als deren wichtigste Protagonisten der 1920 in Prag gegründeten Künstlergruppe "Devetsil" an, die für eine konstruktivistische Kunstauffassung stand und das Zentrum der tschechischen Avantgarde repräsentierte. Adolf Hoffmeister as well as Karel Teige were the most important protagonists of the artist collective "Devetsil", which was establish in Prague in 1920. They supported a constructivist art concept and represented the centre of the Czech Avant-garde. Einbände von 5, 6 und 7 teilw. unfrisch und fleckig. Covers of 5,6 and 7 somewhat worn and stained.

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        L'AME ET LA DANSE

      Paris: Javal et Bordeaux, 1926. 1 of 300 (of a total edition of 500). Occasional light foxing, mild rubbing to covers. 1 of 300 (of a total edition of 500). Quarto. 60p. Illustrated with beautiful wood engravings by D'Edouard Leon, printed in colors. All illustrations in two states; full color in the text, separate plates in green. Each page with decorative borders in color. Bound by Flammarion in half dark blue crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt tiles and triple rules around the panels, original wrappers bound in. Valery's dialogue on dance between Scorates and Phedre.

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - Octavo. original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, lettered in blind on front cover. First few leaves with very slight foxing,contemporary ink inscription on front free endpaper, else fine With spine and rear panel of dust jacket (a bit browned on spine) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHARWOMAN'S SHADOW

      London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1926].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 1-339 [340: printer's colophon] [note: first leaf is blank except for signature mark "A" printed on recto], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Signed by Dunsany on the front panel of the dust jacket. "An excellent fantasy in the tradition of George MacDonald." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-117. "In many ways this volume alone justifies Dunsany's important place in the history of fantasy." - Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 79-80. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 583. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 894. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 232-35. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 65. Reginald 04607. Anderson I.44.a.1. A fine copy in nearly fine decorated dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. The light yellow jacket is largely free of the usual dust soiling and overall, is quite attractive. A superior copy of this book. (#147260)

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        Odes

      Paris, Aux Aldes 1926 - Edition of 300 copies including 6 original etchings/sanguines and many gouaches inside the text by Demetrios Galanis. One of 243 copies on Vergé de Rives. Original editorial softcover. Super copy in perfect conditions. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Drifting Cowboy

      Scribners 1926 - SIGNED by Will James and dated ('26) on the front endpaper. 44 illustrations by the author, 37 of which are full page. Later printing (Publisher's colophon on the copyright page, but date of 1926 on the title page). The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners and has an ink signature of Jane Newhall, Jr. (mother of benefactor Jane Newhall) on the front endpaper. The unclipped dust jacket is edge rubbed with creasing and chips (to a depth of 3/8" at the top front spine joint), and, additionally, has a narrow 1/2" triangular shaped chip on the spine below the author's name. The jacket is now sleeved in mylar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Witchcraft and Demonology [Together With] The Geography of Witchcraft

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd., 1926 and 1927.. FIRST EDITIONS, 2 vols. Octavo. Volume one, pp. xv; 353;[16] advertisements. Volume two, pp. xi; 623. Elegantly hand-bound in half blue morocco over blue cloth boards, title and author's name in direct git lettering to spine, raised bands, gilt stamp to front boards. Both volumes comprehensively illustrated with stunning black and white plates spanning myth, theology, and history. Some light spotting to paper stock as usual, half titles toned, otherwise internally clean. Housed in a robust cloth slipcase with fleece-lining and ribbon pull. A beautiful presentation of Summers' classic works on Witchcraft, published as part of the History of Civilisation series. Neat, clean and captivating.

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        Lettre à Jacques Maritain. - Réponse à Jean Cocteau

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Arches paper, ours one of 25 trade off for each volume, only large paper with 30 Japan.spine and boards and marginally slightly discolored as usual, otherwise nice set wide-margined. Stock Paris 1926 13,5x19cm 2 volumes brochés

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        LA SUA ORA

      ADRIANO SALANI, FIRENZE 1926 - ITALIANO Coperta rigida ingiallita, con fioritura, strappi ai bordi ed al dorso e segni di inchiostro rosso, pagine ingiallite da tempo, con fioritura, gore ed alcune con strappi, legatura lenta e molte pagine libere, appunti ai fogli di guardia

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        Cent comptines illustrées de 45 bois gravés et coloriés par Pierre Roy.

      - P., Henri Jonquières et Cie, 1926, In-4, plein box vert, étui toile verte premier plat de couverture conservé, non paginé, couverture illustrées en couleurs. Tirée à 540 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur Arches.Imprimé par Kadar avec les coloris de Nervet.L'oeuvre de Pierre Roy fut remarquée pour la première fois par Apollinaire en 1913. C'est Tzara qui la fit connaitre en Amérique en 1925 où il devint un des plus grands peintres surréalistes. Amis des poètes et poète lui-même, son oeuvre est empreinte des paysages de la Loire, son pays d'origine. Livres

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        Pandora

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1926 - Original dark blue grained cloth, lettered in gilt. In a complete and lovely dust jacket by Cleon. There is minor edge-wear but overall the jacket remains very nice indeed. A Craig Kennedy mystery story. Listed in Bleiler and Hubin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Petite Ville

      A rare, enriched presentation example. The wrappers, preserved in pristine condition, are bound into an exceptional fore-edge vellum binding decorated with two watercolor paintings finely executed directly on the vellum, one on each side. The richness and luminosity of the painted surfaces is arresting; "No paper can ... lend such translucency and richness to watercolor." [John McEwan] The paintings on vellum were done by the Vicomte Max de Beauregard in the year the book was issued, as documented by his signature with date on the rear of the painting on the upper side. The presentation by Yan Dyl is made with a brush on the flyleaf and establishes he was a guest of Max de Beauregard. The example is also signed by the prominent art dealer, collector, and publisher, Daniel Kahnweiler, in his guise as Simon Kra, on the illustrated colophon. BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS: "La Petite Ville" is a remarkable and distinctive work of illustration from the 1920s when there was a great creative outpouring of the book arts in France, under the influence of what has come to be called Art Deco (applied modernism). The illustrations incorporate elements of cubism and are characterized by cut-off composition frames and distorted perspectives, sustaining Yan Dyl's theme of the past manifesting in the present, as repression and furtive theater. Twenty illustrations are pochoir plates without text and follow the 20 descriptive legends on interleaves. Two pochoirs with letters precede the body of the work and introduce its themes. One decorates the upper side of the wrappers: another decorates the half-title leaf and is beautifully lettered with the sub-title, "Avenir Ennui" (Future Trouble). A final illustration, a b/w vignette, decorates the colophon leaf. THE PAINTINGS: in black, rose, charcoal and gray were done with watercolor paints applied directly to the vellum, their application requiring dry brush technique because of calfskin's lack of absorbency. The larger painting on the upper side shows a view of old Foix, (the castle on its heights dates to the 10th century), with stone walls, battlements, and tall narrow houses with sharply sloped red roofs with overhanging eaves. In the foothills of the French Pyrénées, Foix is at the crossroads of ancient pilgrimage routes, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Houses and town square are laid out below the distinctive medieval castle and crossing tower, set off by black and rose crossing bands that symbolize the town was a halt for pilgrims. There is a powerful sense of history and enclosed space and the castle and town buildings press on two elderly people seen in conversation in the town square and two barely glimpsed figures in second story windows. The oval vignette painted on the lower side employs Yan Dyl's visual syntax and its composition with tower and black lunettes explicitly summons and plays off the Yan Dyl composition on the upper wrapper with its sense of distorted time and space. PUBLISHING NOTE: The pochoirs, after watercolors are done on one side of the leaves by Les Ateliers Jacomet, this example noted as h.c. (hors commerce, not for sale and reserved for collaborators and presentation). CONDITION: Pochoirs: Very Fine / Legend Interleaves: Very Fine / Extremities: Fine, customary offset to flyleaf from the upper wrapper pochoir. / Wrappers: Very Fine / Vellum Covers: Good, some soiling and toning; Upper Side with surface wear near edges, chiefly at the top outer corner; Lower Side with some spots, none in the painting. / Binding: Fine. PAGINATION: Complete; 44 unnumbered leaves with 22 pochoirs (hand painted stencil prints) and 20 descriptive legends, each on their own leaf. FORMAT: Publisher's blue and green flock paper wrappers, the upper side decorated with a striking pochoir with applied gold leaf, the wrappers bound into a pictorial vellum binding with the top edge rolled in gold leaf, quarto sewn with a beige and brown striped headband, brown silk book ribbon sewn in, additional blank leaves inserted. SIZE: 291 x 185 mm. YAN DYL [1887-1944]: illustrated five books between 1926 and 1928 and was a friend of the artist, Robert Delaunay. Serving in the French Resistance, he was captured by the Gestapo and died in Buchenwald. REFERENCE: Monod 4156. Princeton University, Charles Rahn Fry Pochoir Collection. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        La Gloire de Râma, 1926-1927

      - S.n., s.l. 1926-1927, 176pp. in-folio, en feuillets. - Completo e originale manoscritto autografo firmato 176 pagine in folio scritte in inchiostro nero sul davanti. Autografi rivestiti e un po 'strappata, la seconda datata Parigi - 9 Ottobre 1926 e Parigi - 8 Novembre 1927 Molte correzioni autografe dell'autore e il titolo barrati (inizialmente storia di Rama). Romanzo Romance basato sul poema epico Ramayana sanscrito antico. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit signé de 176 pages in-folio rédigées à l'encre noire sur le recto. Double chemise autographes un peu déchirées, la seconde datée Paris - 9 octobre 1926 et Paris - 8 novembre 1927. Nombreuses corrections autographes de l'auteur et titre biffé (initialement, l'Histoire de Râma). Roman inédit d'après le Ramayana, poème épique sanscrit ancien.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      Privately Printed for the Author, London 1926 - This is one of the scarce incomplete issue of the Subscribers or Cranwell edition of this legendary work. Published in an edition of 170 copies for subscribers this is one of the 32 incomplete copies inscribed and initialled by Lawrence (Shaw) "Incomplete copy, 1.xii.26. TES". The incomplete copies lack some of the colour plates only, text and textual illustrations complete. Bound in half maroon morocco by De Coverly with elaborate gilt decoration to the spine and raised bands. All edges gilt. Endpapers by Eric Kennington. 58 text illustrations by John, Kennington, Williams Roberts, Paul Nash, Blair Hughes-Stanton, William Nicholson and others. Four fold-out colour maps (two maps duplicated). The volume has the complete text and 27 of the sumptuous plates printed by Whittingham & Griggs These include; Muddowra, 4 Street Scenes of Jeddah, Prickly Pear (not called for), Wilson, Author (pastel by Kennington), Lloyd, Jaafar, Auda Abu Tayi, Ghalib, Mukhmeyer, Mahmas, Serg, Tafas, At Akaba, Hogarth, Storrs, Young, Junor, Wingate, Dawnay, Author, (Drawing by John), El Sakhara, Stokes gun class, Thinking Chap, In a Tent, Entering Damascus, Irish Troops bombed etc. Together with, laid in, SOME NOTES ON THE WRITING OF THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM (The Author, 1927). Single-fold leaflet. Fine. "About 200 copies distributed to subscribers of Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (O'Brian A039). An attractive and fine copy, all housed in a custom made half morocco drop front box that echoes the binding of the volume. The author's magnum opus and famous account of his part in the Arab Revolt of 1916. This manuscript, written over a period from 1919 originally ran to over 400,000 words, and Lawrence had this printed at the Oxford Times in 1922 in an edition of 8 copies and then in 1926 issued the Subscriber's or Cranwell edition. Printed by Manning Pike and Herbert Hodgson, Lawrence supervised the production at every stage and had copies bound at various leading fine binders of the day. Lawrence stated that the text would not be made publicly available in his lifetime. However, of financial necessity he authorised Jonathan Cape to publish a heavily abridged version under the title of Revolt in the Desert in 1927, which stirred public interest to induce Cape to publish most of the full text within two months of Lawrence's death in 1935. A superb copy and a rare opportunity to obtain one of the scarcest of all editions of this work. LAID IN LOOSE is an unpublished and long letter (ALS) to TE's solicitor Eliot dated 1928 relating to RAF matters. Please do contact us for further information on this volume. O'Brien A040. We also have a very scarce unrecorded "Proof" or "Extra" copy, complete except lacks many plates and 1 four page gathering. Bound in full black leather with patterned 1920s endpapers and matching slipcase. Enquire for further details price etc. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cobden-Sanderson, Anne] Souvenir: Edwin and Robert Grabhorn to Anne Cobden-Sanderson. San Franciscot, June 26th at Coppa's Restaurant

      Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1926 - Original blue printed wrappers with gilt printed lettering on cover. One of 15 Copies printed for the occasion, sewn and laid in blue paper wrappers, later 25 more copies were issued in boards. [6] pp. plus 4 preliminary and ending blank leaves. Wrappers. 8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 3/4). SIGNED at the end by the participants: Charles Erskine Scott Wood (who wrote the text), Anne Cobden-Sanderson, Edwin Grabhorn, Robert Grabhorn, Albert M. Bender, Henry H. Taylor, Katharine Field Ehrgott, and J. J. Neuberger. Also signed in pencil on first blank page by fine printer Helen Gentry who worked for the Grabhorns at the time. The wrappers are separated at spine and slightly worn at edges, else contents fine. Anne Cobden-Sanderson (1853- 1926), distinguished British feminist who went to jail in London for her suffragist activities in the early 1900's, was married to the famed fine press printer, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922). Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944) was a noted San Francisco writer and anarchist; Albert M. Bender (1866-1941) was a Jewish philanthropist in San Francisco noted for his support of the arts; Henry H. Taylor was a fine printer of the firm Taylor & Taylor in San Francisco; Katharine Field Ehrgott was the daughter by a previous marriage of feminist Sara Bard Field Ehrgott (1882-1974), who lived with Charles Erskine Scott Wood. GRABHORN PRESS 83. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collected Works. Edited by John Hayward

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. No. 39 of 75 copies on handmade paper. Pp. [i]-l, [li, chronological table, verso blank], [1]-407, [1]. 1 vols. 8vo. Vellum spine, marbled boards, edges untrimmed. Light wear. Very good. No. 39 of 75 copies on handmade paper. Pp. [i]-l, [li, chronological table, verso blank], [1]-407, [1]. 1 vols. 8vo. The fine paper issue of the Nonesuch Press Rochester.Uncommon. Dreyfus 29

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1926. 160 pages. In publisher's original classic green cloth binding, with gilt band around front cover and iconic image of Christopher Robin and Pooh on the cover. Gilt lettering to spine with top edge gilt. Corners and spine ends a bit bumped. Scattered small marks to front & rear boards. Early ink inscription to first blank. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. A nice copy of this illustrated classic. . Very Good. Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1926. 8vo..

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        MEDUSA'S HEAD

      New York, London: D. Appleton and Company, 1926.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-120 [121] [122: blank], original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. First printing with "(1)" at base of text on page [121]. Weird mystery novel. "Bacon, a successful author in the first quarter of the twentieth century of fiction that was both 'popular' and 'literary', has tended to fall between these two stools in the estimate of posterity. This is unfortunate as she was a skillful craftsman and had things to say, especially on the subject of the emancipated modern woman, where her views manage to contain nuance, skepticism and passion. She also had a recurrent interest in the supernatural, as documented by Dorothy Scarborough in her important early study, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. The main titles of relevance here are THE STRANGE CASES OF DR. STANCHON (1913), IN THE BORDER COUNTRY (1909) and the present title." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 26. Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Reginald 00697. Hubin (1994), p. 40. A bright, fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket with mild fading to spine panel. (#130196)

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        Le Paysan de Paris

      Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise 1926 - 1350 Edition of 1.053 copies. One of the 100 copies "de tete", in-quarto tellière numbered in roman numbers, printed for the Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française on papier vergé Lafuma-Navarre. Excellent conditions, with editorial softcover and uncut. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

      London: W. Collins and Sons, 1926. First Edition. Octavo, pp.312. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth, red lettered title and border, with titles in red to spine.Some expected wear and rubbing, cloth a little frayed at tips, ink ownership to flyleaf. A perfectly acceptable copy of a scarce and deirable title. Widely regarded as one of the most influential crime novels ever written, it is sometimes regarded as Christie's masterpiece.

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        The Chronicles of the East India Company trading to China, 1635-1834.: Vol.I-IV: 1635-1834. Vol.V: Supplementary, 1742-74.

      1926-29, Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1926 - A comprehensive history of the East India Company's activities on the China coast to 1834, based on the India Office records. A very good set in original cloth. From the library of C.C. Davies, Historian of India. First edition Five volumes, pp.[xxii], 305, [8, tables], 5 plates, 2 folding maps; [viii], 435, [16, list of ships], 2 plates, 2 folding maps; [viii], 388, [9], 6 plates, folding map; [viii], 427, 6 plates; [x], 212, 2 plates.

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        You Can't Win

      The Macmillan Company 1926 - First edition, first printing. Very Good with light edge wear and light soiling to cloth, very slight fading to spine. Light shelf lean. Offsetting to end sheets, with a blacked out previous owner name to the front end paper and a small bookseller sticker to the rear paste down. Several pages show small stains. An early 20th Century professional burglar and hobo's vividly-written autobiography, which was hailed by Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs as an important literary influence. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spelen va[n] sinne byde[n] .xix. gheconfirmeerden cameren van rhetorijcken binnen der stede van Ghendt comparerende, verthoont, volghende den octroye vander K. Maiesteyt, Grave va[n] Vlaendren, onsen gheduchte[n] Heere, schepenen der selver stede, en[de] camere van rhetorijcke vander heylige drievuldicheyt, gheseyt de fonteynisten, verleent, en[de] der charte uutghesonde[n] op de questie, welck den mensche stervende, meesten troost is: die selve spele[n] beghinnende by ordre, so hier na volcht, de[n] .xii. junij, int jaer m.ccccc.xxxix. En[de] werde[n] volspeelt en[de] gheeyndt, den .xxiii. vanden jare en[de] maent voorsz. (Colophon: Antwerp, [Matthias Crom], 25 October 1539). 8vo. 18th-century half vellum.

      - Machiels S-491, cf. S-490 & S-492; Nijhoff & Kronenberg 3890 (3 imperfect copies), cf. 1926-1928; cf. Bibl. Belg. V, p. 190; Typ. Batava 4704 (1564 ed.). Possibly unrecorded variant of one of the three scarce Antwerp editions published in the same year as the first edition by Joos Lambrecht at Ghent in 1539, of an account of a so-called "Landjuweel", a rhetoricians' festival organized in Ghent in June 1539. They were organized by the chamber "De H. Drievuldicheyt" of Ghent and the 19 participating chambers from different cities each presented a play answering the question: "What is of the most comfort for somebody who is dying?" It was the first time that the texts of the plays were published immediately after the festival. The texts breathe the spirit of the Reformation and the book was banned in 1540.The sequence of the three editions is not certain and the differences are minimal. Our copy has the title as described in Nijhoff & Kronenberg 3890, but contains a variant in the colophon: "xxv. Octob." instead of "xv. Octob.". This variant is described in the literature only as part of the other Antwerp editions, but because the variations in the title concern only abbreviations, many libraries may have catalogued copies improperly. Another edition appeared in 1564 in Wesel by Hans de Braecker.Title-page soiled, slip of paper pasted over an erased library stamp in the lower margin of the second leaf, a few minor dampstains and small wormhole in the last leaves. Good copy.

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        Little Pardner and Other Stories

      George H. Doran Co. New York (1926) - First Edition. "Stories of gayety and human feeling, stories to make sad hours lighten". By the author of Polyanna. Near Fine in attractive Near Fine dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GOLD POINT AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES

      Boston: The Stratford Company, Publishers, 1926.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-275 [276: blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and ruled in blind. First edition. A collection of science fiction, horror and supernatural tales. "Unusual and imaginative in motifs, intelligent, but amateurish in presentation." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1169. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 891. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 121. Bleiler (1978), p. 107. Reginald 07742. A bright, nearly fine copy in very good two-color pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges and 23 x15 mm v-chip at upper spine end. A somewhat uncommon book which is rarely found in jacket. (#147366)

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        Op. 28]. Drei Satiren für gemischten Chor Op. 28. [Score]

      Universal-Edition [PN. U.E. 8586], Wien. New York 1926 - Small folio. Original light green printed wrappers. [1] (title), [2] (contents), 3-4 (preface), 5-6 (texts), 7 (notes on performance), 8-53 (music), 54-58 (appendix: tonal canons) pp. Printer's note to lower right corner of p. 58: "Stich u. Druck der Waldheim=Eberle A.G."Publisher's catalog no. 35 "Arnold Schönbergs Werke in der Universal-Edition" dated "VIII [August] 1926" to verso of lower wrapper.Early owner's signature in pencil to head of upper wrapper: "Annegret Batschelet-Massini 1.2.[19]55."With manuscript transcriptions in an unidentified hand (scores and parts) of the canon for string quartet from the appendix on music paper by Hug, Basel. First Edition, first issue. Rufer (Engl.) p. 48. Ringer p. 316. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 21-22.All texts are by Schoenberg himself. The second piece, "Vielseitigkeit," is a notorious spoof on Stravinsky, ridiculed as "der kleine Modernsky."In a letter to Amadeo Filippi in May 1949 Schoenberg wrote that the Drei Satiren were composed when he had been very angered by the attacks by some of his younger contemporaries. Through the Satires he wanted to attack all those who 'seek personal salvation by taking the middle road.' Secondly, 'take aim at those who pretend to aspire "back to." ' Thirdly, he wanted to attack the 'folklorists. and finally all those "ists" 'in whom I can only see mannerists. Their music is enjoyed most by those who constantly think of the slogan, which is intended to prevent them from thinking of anything else.' Joseph Auner: A Schoenberg Reader, pp. 186-7. Annegret Batschelet-Massini (1918-2004) was a Swiss violinist and music teacher, known as an ardent champion of contemporary music. Ernst Krenek dedicated his Albumblatt für Gesang und Klavier, op. 228 (1977), to her. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HERE AND BEYOND ..

      New York, London: D. Appleton & Company, 1926.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-324 [325] [326: blank], original dark blue moire patterned cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. First edition. First printing with "(1)" below last line of text on page [325]. Collects six stories, including "Miss Mary Pask" and a vampire tale "Bewitched." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1687. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-252. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15186. Top edge of text block a little dusty, lower corners a little bumped, else a fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with light shelf wear to edges, small closed tear with crease at lower edge of front panel, chip from upper spine end, and some fading to spine panel and edges. (#137056)

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        STEFAN ZWEIG Lettre autographe signée

      - Lettre autographe signée au libraire éditeur, fondateur des Editions du Sagittaire Simon Kra ( ?). Salzburg (Autriche) 29 mai 1926 ; 1 page in-4° sur papier en-tête. Texte en français Lettre à propos des conférences que doit faire son correspondant en Europe : « je n’ai pas encore des nouvelles précises de Berlin pour votre conférence, mais je suis sûr, tout s’arrangera. Et pour Prague cela sera facile en combinaison avec Vienne. J’ai conseillé d’envoyer à vous son grand œuvre Geist aur Gestalt des B. à Mr René Tulop Muller. C’est le livre le plus documenté que je connaisse et si une édition Française serait possible on pourrait obtenir les innombrables illustrations à un prix minimum. Je ne me mêle pas de l’affaire pratique, mais je lui ai dit que sans doute le livre vous intéressera personnellement. Très heureux de ce que vous avec couclué avec l’excellent Stella ( ) N’oubliez-pas que, si vous avez besoin d’un éclaircissement quelquonque ou d’une intervention en Allemagne je serai heureux, de vous être utile » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE SMOKING LEG AND OTHER STORIES

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926.. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-296 [note: title leaf is a tipped in single leaf], title page printed in green and black, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained yellow green. First U.S. edition. Metcalfe's first book, collecting eighteen stories including the classic horror tale "The Smoking Leg." "British writer of subtle, finely crafted supernatural tales, many of them about lonely misfits out of step with their times... Metcalfe's stories, typically, rely upon fragments of letters, snatches of half-remembered conversation, liquor-dulled reminiscences, murky dreams, fleetingly described photographs, and veiled references to messages never actually quoted." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 290. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-147. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1168. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 156. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 290-91. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-179. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 364. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10083. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (striking illustration by Juan Oliver on the front panel) with some mild dust soiling. A fresh, attractive example of this rare jacket. (#130401)

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        Blues

      , 1926. 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 blues… 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.

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        OPERE DI GIOSUE' CARDUCCI

      Nicola Zanichelli, 1926. In 16_, leg. in tela, fregio in oro al dorso, titoli e fregi al dorso._ Perfette condizioni. Opera omnia in XX volumi, editio princeps. Vol. I, Discorsi letterari e storici Vol. II, Primi saggi Vol III, Bozzetti e scherme Vol. IV, Confessioni e battaglie Vol. V, Ceneri e faville (serie prima: 1859 - 1870) Vol. VI, Juvenilia e Levia Gravia Vol. VII, Ceneri e faville (serie seconda: 1871 - 1876) Vol. VIII, Studi letterari Vol. IX, Giambi ed Epodi e rime nuove Vol. X, Studi, saggi e discorsi Vol. XI, Ceneri e faville (serie terza e ultima) Vol. XII, Confessioni e Battaglie Vol. XIII, Studi su Giuseppe Parini. Il Parini minore Vol. XIV, Studi su Giuseppe Parini. Il Parini maggiore (con un'appendice inedita) Vol. XV, Su Ludovico Ariosto e Torquato Tasso Vol. XVI, Poesia e storia Vol. XVII, Odi Barbare e Rime e Ritmi Vol. XVIII, Archeologia poetica Vol. XIX, Melica e Lirica del Settecento Vol. XX, Cavalleria e Umanesimo _ _ _ _ _ _

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        Rien que la terre

      Paris, A la Sphère 1926 - Edition of 206 copies including 11 original engravings by Demetrios Galanis and one original frontispiece. Copy on reservede to Librairie Champion. Includes a printsuite and an original slipcase. Copy in perfect condition. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK.

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