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        Harper's Bazar.

      International Magazine Company. New York. 07- 1926. - Profusely illustrated fashion magazine; 13 ¼ x 9 ½ inches; 148 pp. First publication of D. H. Lawrence’s "Rocking-Horse Winner," described in the Harper’s Bazar table of contents as "A Gripping Tale of a Little English Boy." Story illustrated by Smithson Broadhead. Magazine cover art by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff). Two vertical creases to front cover. Light toning at top of front cover and at bottom free edge. Chip at bottom of spine. Contents in very good clean condition. An uncommon Lawrence first edition. The magazine's editors have inserted the following descriptive text beneath the short story’s title: "A Story About Young England that May Mystify You but Will be Sure to Grip You." The magazine contains numerous fashion pages (various articles on the Paris Mid-Season Collections and advertisements for French Couture houses including Worth, Agnès, and Henri Vergne), fiction by Anita Loos and up-market advertising pages which include include Rolls-Royce, Stutz, Willys-Knight and Lincoln automobiles. Also an illustrated article "Luggage of Unusual Imagination Designed by Erté." An engaging lavishly illustrated time capsule. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: old imprints ABAA/ILAB]
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        L'ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduction Louis Viardot, précédée d'une préface de Miguel de Unamuno. Dessins de Gus Bofa.

      Paris, Simon Kra 1926 - 4 vol. In-4°. Avec des illustrations en pochoir. Reliure demi maroquin marron à coins, tranches de tête dorés, couvertures conservées. Edition originale. - Un des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin exécuté sous la direction de A. Renard. Les dessins de Gus Bofa ont été coloriés au pochoir dans les ateliers de D. Jacomet & Cie. - Dos décoloré, sinon très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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      Berlin: August Scherl. Berlin, August Scherl, 1926. First Edition. Third Impression. An important book, with four stills (complete) from the science fiction epic of the same year. The third issue in wraps. Preceded by the first thousand with the Willy Reimann illustration (of which was have a copy in stock as of writing), and the second thousand matching this issue. Condition is near fine. Externally just lightly worn, internally with a fairly trivial waterstain to first couple of dozen leaves. Doesn't really detract. Spine a little worn, but a very presentable copy. Thea von Harbou and her husband, Fritz Lang, worked on the film concurrently. The plot of the film and book were produced together. It was a massive undertaking, and hugely popular. It remains one of the era's most important films, and the present title is one of the most collectable books in science fiction film. Uncommon. Cover art / illustrations by Werner Graul [5809, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Paperback. 1st Edition. 1926.

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        The Londoner's Garden

      Southern Railways Advertising. London: Adams Brothers and Shardlow Ltd. [printers], 1926 Lithograph in nine colors. 39.6 x 25.2 in. / 100.7 x 53.9 cm. Pinholes at corners and at extreme right edge; professional repair of two marginal tears not affecting image and a few small flaws at edges; light stain at edges of upper right margin. Not located in OCLC

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery]
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        "This Was A Man". A Comedy in Three Acts.

      8vo., original paper covered boards with paper labels on spine and upper board with scarce dust wrapper. Spine of wrapper slightly sunned, a little light chipping, small repaired tear to lower panel of wrapper, neat presentation inscription, bookplate, otherwise a very good copy preserved in custom made fall-down-back box with dark blue morocco spine lettered, panelled and decorated in gilt. First edition. This play was not published in England until 1928 when it was included in a volume of three of Coward's plays together with Home Chat and Sirocco. A scarce item, especially in dust wrapper. "This was a Man...was refused a licence by the Lord Chamberlain because of its flippant approach to the theme - a faithless wife whose husband is having an affair with another woman. It was presented in New York (1926), Berlin (1927) and Paris (1928), but never in Britain." (Castle Noel, 1972). The play was finally produced in Britain at the Finborough Theatre in 2014.

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        Six contes

      - Edouard Champion, Paris 1926, 15,5x20,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale stampato 49 ex nostra numerati uno dei 44 in Giappone. la metà di rilegatura ... firma autografa dell'autore alla giustificazione del sorteggio. copia rara e molto bello. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 49 exemplaires numérotés, le nôtre un des 44 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin vert à bandes, dos lisse agrémenté de pièces de maroquin mosaïqué jaune et rouge et orné de lisérés noirs, filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, tête dorée, reliure Art Déco de l'époque. Signature autographe de l'auteur à la justification du tirage. Rare et bel exemplaire. Rare et très bel exemplaire.

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        Liubov k trem apelsinam. Lyubov k trem apel'sinam. k postanovke opery Sergeya Prokof’eva, avtograficheskie danye i stati.

      Leningrad, Academia 1926 - Small Octavo. 36 pages, 2nn leaves. Original illustrated brochure. The cover is slightly stained and used. Tiny edition of 1000 copies with an interesting avantgarde design. ref. Dickinson college, Russian M First russian edition of the opera " The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33, also known by its French language title L'amour des trois oranges. A satirical opera by Sergei Prokofiev.premiered in Chicago, Illinois, in 1921, first in Russian in 1926 ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        Figure e canti.

      1926. Milano, Treves, 1926. PRIMA edizione. In 16mo (cm. 19,5); copertina originale; pp. (8), 133 (3). Axs

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        Television: Seeing by Wireless.

      London: W. S. Caines for Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. First Edition of the first book in English on television. Dinsdale discusses the technical challenges faced by early experimenters (Jan van Szczepanik, Boris Rosing, Denoys von Kihaly and others), but focuses primarily on the work of the Scottish engineer John Logie Baird (1888-1946), the first person to produce televised pictures of objects in motion. In February 1924 Baird produced the first television image in outline, and in April 1925 he transmitted the first pictures between two televisions. By the following October Baird had succeeded in transmitting images with gradations of light and shade, and on January 27, 1926, he successfully transmitted recognizable human faces between two rooms by television. Of Baird's early experiments, Dinsdale writes: "Baird's weird apparatus--old bicycle sprockets, biscuit tins, cardboard discs and bullseye lenses, all tied together with sealing wax and string--failed to impress those who were accustomed to the shining brass and exquisite mechanism of the instrument maker. The importance of the demonstration was, however, realized by the scientific world . . ." (p. 49). Although he did not succeed in producing a viable system of television, Baird paved the way for future technical developments. Television reached a state of technical feasibility in 1931, and the first high-definition broadcasting system was launched in London in 1936 by the BBC. The plates include a view of the very first television picture. The Richard Green copy, with a tape repair on the back panel of the dust-jacket and some minor rubbing, sold at Christies' on June 17, 2008 for $16,250.00. Shiers, Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide to 1940, p. 841. 8vo (184 x 125 mm), pp 62, including portrait of Baird and 11 further full-page plates, original printed paper boards, pictorial dust-jacket (upper capital with a small professional repair, hardly visible), custom cloth clamsell box, a fine copy.

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        Gedichte. Mit Steinzeichnungen von Karl Walser.

      Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1926. Mit 20 OLithographien (davon 17 ganzseitig) sowie einer Folge von 29 sign. OLithographien auf Japan, jeweils unter Passepartour, von Karl Walser. Fol., lose Lagen in OHpergamentkasette mit schwarzgepr. RTItel und Deckelschild Badorrek-Hoguth A 10. - Schauer II, 57. - Eyssen S. 176. - Dorn 509. - Feilchenfeldt/Brandis 74. - Goethes Gedichte mit Illustrationen graphischer Künstler der Gegenwart, Bd. IV. - 1 von 100 num. Exemplaren der prachtvollen Publikation, mit der signierten Suite sämtlicher Graphiken auf Japan (einschließlich der verworfenen Illustrationen). - Breitrandiger, sauberer Pressendruck auf kräftigem Zanders-Bütten; der Text liegt in 6 gr. unbeschnittenen Rohbogen vor. - \"Karl Walser beschreitet mit dem hier gewählten provokanten Stil (offenbar mit der Zustimmung Paul Cassirers) bewußt neue Wege und bringt in die \'heere Welt der Goethe-Gedichte\' einen volkstümlichen, naiv-ironischen Ton hinein, der im Zusammenhang mit für die Mappe vorgesehenen weiteren Künstlern wie etwa Erich Heckel, Oskar Kokoscha oder möglicherweise auch Max Pechstein und Rudolf Grossmann berwertet werden sollte\" (Feilchenfeldt/Brandis). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        L'Envers du Music-hall. Gravures de J.- E. LABOUREUR.

      Paris Au Sans Pareil, " Grande Collection N° 1", 1926. - Petit in-4 de (4)-170-(1) pp, broché, couverture rempliée et imprimée sous, étui imprimé, sous emboîtage décoré. Beau livre orné de 32 burins originaux de Jean-Emile Laboureur dont le frontispice et 6 hors-texte. Premier titre de " La Grande collection " du Sans Pareil qui connut un grand succès lors de la souscription, entraînant une augmentation du tirage ainsi que du nombre de gravures qui passa de 26 à 32. Edition de luxe tirée à 440 exemplaires, dont 350 ex sur vergé de Rives.Celui-ci est un des 20 ex. hors commerce signé et offert l'éditeur sur vergé de Rives.EXEMPLAIRE EN PARFAIT ETAT. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Lettre à Jacques Maritain. - Réponse à Jean Cocteau

      - Stock, Paris 1926, 13,5x19cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 copie numerate su Arches, il nostro uno dei 25 compromesso per ogni volume, solo carta di grandi dimensioni con 30 il Giappone. Dos e piatti e marginalmente leggermente scoloriti come al solito, altrimenti bel set con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, le nôtre un des 25 hors commerce pour chacun des volumes, seuls grands papiers avec 30 Japon. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement décolorés comme habituellement, sinon agréable ensemble à toutes marges.

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        Photograph album documenting six years in the life of an itinerate west coast laborer, whaler, and general seaman

      Oregon, at sea, and in many ports of call 1926 - The album measures 15.5" x 9" and contains 100 pages with over 300 photographs (mostly 3" x 5"), several pieces of personal ephemera, about 15 newspaper or periodical clippings, and 46 different beer bottle labels. The photos are arranged in somewhat chronological order, and almost all are in nice shape; a couple are creased or torn. Everything is pasted/glued to the pages save for a few newspaper clippings. Most pages are captioned in now faded white pencil. The album is worn. The back cover has been mended and the binding cord replaced. The pages are edge-worn. Deneen apparently was a seaman and laborer who moved from job to job, documenting his life with a camera and occasionally selling photos and short articles to magazines, e.g., "Dangerous Static" in Science and Invention, a short photo-essay about his experience working as a steeplejack on a 600' tall radio antennae. The album includes: 5 photos of the funeral of Nestor Varrio, a seaman and member of the Sailors Union of the Pacific who was shot at Linnton, Oregon during a gun battle with police after he and other members used a firearm to threaten scab dockworkers. 11 photos and a magazine clipping showing Deneen's work cleaning insulators on a 600' radio antennae for station KKK at Hillsboro, Oregon. 11 photos of a bullfight in Lima, Peru. 18 photos of a whaling expedition for the American Pacific Whaling Company that brought in the first whale of 1920 season including images of a fin-back whale at sea, firing the harpoon gun, and the dead whale in the water and on a dock. 6 photos of Hot Springs, Arkansas including the New Arlington and Waukesa Hotels and The Geary and Quapaw Bathhouses. 4 photos from 1900 of the shipwreck of three-masted saling ship, the Helga, at Waikiki Beach. Several photos of Deneen and shipmates holding caught fish including barracuda, sailfish, mahi-mahi, etc. Several photos of the Hood and Columbia River. A few photos of clam digging for canneries. A number of photos of shipmates and ships (both sailing and steam) upon some of which Deneen sailed including the Frank H. Bunk, S. S. Tennessee, Lyman Steward, and Meriden. Many other photos at sea and of harbors, cities, and countryside of Alaska, Alexandria, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Portland, Richmond (California), and Shanghai. 46 large and colorful labels from beers of Australia, the Canal Zone, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, and the Philippines. A truly fascinating visual record of a seaman's life in the early 1920s.

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        Ludwig Hohlwein.

      Phönix,Berlin 1926 - **NUR FÜR KURZE ZEIT 20% RABATT**Mit einer Einführung von Walter F. Schubert. Berlin, Phönix 1926. Mit 287 (64 farbigen) Tafeln. 4°. 73 S. Orig.-Leinen.-Reich illustriertes Standardwerk über den wohl bedeutendsten Gebrauchsgraphiker seiner Zeit mit einer Fülle von Abbildungen seiner berühmten Plakate. - Text zweisprachig deutsch/englisch. - Sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - One of 1000 Copies SIGNED by the Author in dust wrapper

      Brentano's, 1926 A first edition, first printing published by Brentano's in 1926. A very good book without inscriptions SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Some light spotting to the page edges. In a good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the spine head and one or two smaller chips. Small stain to the front flap. A rare edition and especially so in the notoriously fragile wrapper.[removed][removed]

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        Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi


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        La passion de Roland Garros

      1926. Les éditions de France, Paris 1926, 14x20,5cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Les éditions de France, Paris 1926, 14x20,5cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, uno dei 16 esemplari numerati su carta Olanda in grande stampa il più piccolo 18 prima del Giappone. Autograph firmata dall'autore a pagina mezza titolo del primo volume. La nostra copia è arricchita con una lettera autografa datata e firmata dall'autore, tre pagine, indirizzata a un avvocato in cui difende la madre di Roland Garros su questioni legali legate al nome dell'operazione famiglia "Open", in cui è stato privato così lei ha combattuto per la gloriosa memoria di suo figlio e ha sempre mantenuto buoni rapporti con lui ... busta chiusa intestata del Académie Goncourt. Abbiamo anche Alleghiamo una cartolina rappresentante fotografica firmata piede J. Ajalbert. Copertine illustrati da Busset con scarichi di illustrazione dei primi due volumi guardie. Bella copia di tutti i margini. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 16 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage en grand papier le plus restreint avant 18 Japon. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Ajalbert sur la page de faux-titre du premier volume. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe datée et signée de l'auteur, de trois pages, adressée à un avoué dans laquelle il prend la défense de la mère de Roland Garros à propos de problèmes juridiques liés à l'exploitation du nom de famille "Garros" dont on l'a privée alors qu'elle s'est battue pour le souvenir glorieux de son fils et qu'elle a toujours entretenu de bon rapports avec lui..., enveloppe jointe à en-tête de l'Académie Goncourt. Nous joignons également une carte postale photographique représentant J. Ajalbert signée en pied. Couvertures illustrées par Busset avec décharges de l'illustration sur les deux premières gardes des volumes. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and ruling to front board, and top edge gilt, yellow map endpapers. Spine rolled with bumps to spine ends, internally fresh; an excellent copy. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. With the publisher's order form for the deluxe editions laid in. After the huge success of When We Were Very Young, first published on 6 November 1924, Milne was asked to contribute a story to the London Evening News. "The Wrong Sort of Bees", published on Christmas Eve 1925, was based on a bedtime story that Milne had told his son Christopher. It starred Christopher's stuffed bear, who had made his first public appearance in the poem "Teddy Bear", published in Punch in 1924 and later in When We Were Very Young. The original toy was a top-of-the-range Alpha Farnell bought at Harrods for Christopher Milne's first birthday, known initially as Edward or Edward Bear, then later rechristened Winnie-the-Pooh (after a favourite bear cub at London zoo). Winnie-the-Pooh was an immediate success and garnered even more enthusiastic reviews than its predecessor, with one critic writing that "When the real Christopher Robin is a little old man, children will find him waiting for them. It is the child's book of the season that seems certain to stay" (Thwaite p. 317). The book was first published in London on 14 October 1926 in an edition of 30,000 regular trade copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Colour of an Old City. A Map of Boston Decorative and Historical. Cover title: This is a section of The Map of Boston Contained in this Envelope. Size 28 1/2 by 37 1/2 inches and entitled The Colour of an Old City).

      Boston. Houghton Mifflin Co. No date. Ca. 1926. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 28 3/4 x 37 1/2 inches on sheet size 28 1/4 x 37 1/2 folding as issued to 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 with color pictorial envelope 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Short separations at fold intersections, tiny separation at one fold end, light toning to sheet, overall map is in very good condition. Pictorial envelope is worn with 1/2 inch paper loss at upper right corner, chips and short tears, one longer tear (1 1/2 inch at upper left), overall toning / light soiling. A brightly colored and detailed historical map of Boston designed, drawn, and coloured by Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, with Boston Common at the centre; the city is surrounded by a border of vignettes of historical events and places. One of the three maps of American cities by Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, inspired by the MacDonald Gill Wonderground Map of London, that Houghton Mifflin published in 1926.

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        Makhno et sa juive

      First edition, one of 750 numbered copies on Arches paper, this one of a few hors commerce copies reserved for the author. Affectionate, handsome autograph inscription signed by Joseph Kessel to his friend Henri (Béraud) : "A toi, mon cher Henri, sans phrases et fraternellement [To you, my dear Henri, without grand words, but in brotherhood]."With a frontispiece drawn by, and wood-engraved by, Vassily Photiadès.Endpapers lightly and partially sunned, the occasional wormhole. Editions Eos Paris 1926 14,5x20,5cm broché

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        English Homes Period VI Vol I Late Georgian 1760-1820

      London: Country Life, 1926. Oversized hardcover is good plus with some fading or scuffing to the covers and spine, shelfwear, lightly bumped corners, a faded spine and some wear to the binding. There is no dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce book. This book cannot be shipped to Canada or Russia. Expedited international shipping is not available. The delivery expectation for international shipping is 7-32 business days, depending upon customer location. . First Printing. Hard Cover. Good.

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        La tentation de l'Occident

      First edition, one of the review copies service.Binding to bradel half morocco chocolate, smooth back, gilded tail date marbled paper boards, preserved covers, gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Signed autograph of the author Marius Boisson. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Grasset Paris 1926 12x19cm relié

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        La passion de Roland Garros

      Les éditions de France 1926 - - Les éditions de France, Paris 1926, 14x20,5cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Edition originale, un des 16 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage en grand papier le plus restreint avant 18 Japon. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Ajalbert sur la page de faux-titre du premier volume. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe datée et signée de l'auteur, de trois pages, adressée à un avoué dans laquelle il prend la défense de la mère de Roland Garros à propos de problèmes juridiques liés à l'exploitation du nom de famille "Garros" dont on l'a privée alors qu'elle s'est battue pour le souvenir glorieux de son fils et qu'elle a toujours entretenu de bon rapports avec lui., enveloppe jointe à en-tête de l'Académie Goncourt. Nous joignons également une carte postale photographique représentant J. Ajalbert signée en pied. Couvertures illustrées par Busset avec décharges de l'illustration sur les deux premières gardes des volumes. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 16 numbered copies on Holland paper paper in large print the smaller 18 before Japan. Autograph signed by the author on half-title page of the first volume. Our copy is enriched with an autograph letter signed and dated by the author, three pages, addressed to a solicitor in which he defends the mother of Roland Garros about legal issues related to the operation name family "Open" in which it was private so she fought for the glorious memory of his son and has always maintained good relations with him . enclosed envelope letterhead of the Académie Goncourt. We also enclose a representative photographic postcard signed J. Ajalbert foot. Covers illustrated by Busset with discharges of illustration the first two guards volumes. Nice copy wide-margined. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Spirit of Freedom and Justice. Orations and Speeches, INSCRIBED by Reverdy Ransom!

      Nashville: A.M.E. Sunday School Union, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. INSCRIBED on the front flyleaf by African-American Christian socialist and gifted orator Reverdy Ransom to prominent jurist H.W. Byrd in Norfolk, 1927. 1926. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in textured burgundy cloth, 187pp. illustrated with a portrait of Ransom and other orators, including Lincoln and Lloyd Garrison. Very good. Blunting to cloth spine ends, corners, rubbing to outer joints. Two inch perforation to front inner hinge. Binding remains tight, contents are bright and unmarked. Housed in mylar. Rare on the market, especially signed. Digital images available upon request.

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        Rote Giebel (Rödgen bei Eilenburg. 1977, Öl / Hartfaser, 86 x 81 cm. In originalem Künsterrahmen. Monogrammiert "M.", datiert "(19)77". (vgl. G. k. Müller, Hrsg. v. P. Gosse, S. 86).

      Gerhard Kurt Müller (*1926 in Leipzig-Probstheida). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. Von 1941-43 Lehre im Grafischen Gewerbe, Besuch der Gutenbergschule, dort erste künstlerische Anregungen.Mitglied des Leipziger Kunstvereins. 1948 Bewerbung an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Zum Wintersemester 1948/49 Immatrikulation. Bis 1952 Studium an der HGB Leipzig bei Prof. Elisabeth Voigt und Prof. C.K. Massloff. Abschluss mit Diplom mit satirischen Lithographien und einer Arbeit über Honoré Daumier. 1952 Mitglied des Verbandes Bildender Künstler Deutschlands, später VBK/DDR. 1954 - 68 Lehrtätigkeit und Professur (1961) an der HGB Leipzig, Leiter der Abteilung für Freie Grafik, Leiter der Klasse für Freie Grafik und Illustration. 1964 - 66 Rektor der HGB Leipzig, leitet die Zweihundertjahrfeier der Akademie. 1968 verlässt er die Hochschule, er arbeitet freischaffend als Maler und Grafiker in Leipzig. 1954 erste Holzstiche, Illustrationen zu Gogol, Balzac, Heine, Kleist, Schiller u.a.. 1966 erstes größeres Tafelbild, ab 1973 Holzskulpturen.Gerhard Kurt Müller gehört zu den Schlüsselfiguren der "Leipziger Schule". In gutem Erhaltungszustand.

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        Über nicht kombinierende Terme in der neueren Quantentheorie [Parts I-II, complete]. [Offered with:] Zur Erklärung einiger Eigenschaften der Spektren aus der Quantenmechanik des Drehelektrons [Parts I - III, complete].

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926-28. First editions, very rare offprint issues, of the papers that laid the foundations of the role of symmetry in quantum mechanics. "Wigner was a member of the race of giants that reformulated the laws of nature after the quantum mechanics revolution of 1924-25. In a series of papers on atomic and molecular structure, written between 1926 and 1928, Wigner laid the foundations for both the application of group theory to quantum mechanics and for the role of symmetry in quantum mechanics" (David J. Gross, 'Symmetry in Physics: Wigner's legacy,' Physics Today, December 1995, pp. 46-50). Wigner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles." Provenance: the last three offprints with the signature of German physicist Gregor Wentzel (1898-1978), who made important contributions to quantum mechanics; he is best known for the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin (WKB) approximation for finding approximate solutions to linear partial differential equations with spatially varying coefficients. "Eugene Paul Wigner (1902-1995) contributed in a seminal way to theoretical physics. He is distinguished from other physicists who laid the foundations of quantum mechanics from the mid-1920s by his pioneering application of group theory and symmetry principles to quantum mechanics... Steven Weinberg has seen in the introduction of symmetry principles to physics the core of the revolutionary world view which has come to dominate modern physics: 'Out of the fusion of relativity with quantum mechanics has evolved a new view of the world, one in which matter has lost its central role. This role has been usurped by the principles of symmetry, some of them hidden from view in the present state of the universe...' "Wigner was a key figure in building the new language Weinberg is writing about, especially in the domains of quantum mechanics and fundamental particle theory. While Wigner was not alone in carrying out this momentous project, he was a pioneer in applying symmetry considerations and group theory on a grand scale to quantum mechanics... while Hermann Weyl is sometimes thought of as the originator of the group-theoretic approach in quantum mechanics, Wigner's groundbreaking papers on group theory appeared before Weyl's important work on the subject" (M. Chayut, 'From the Periphery: the genesis if Eugene P. Wigner's application of group theory to quantum mechanics,' Foundations of Chemistry 3 (2001), 55-78). "In the spring of 1926, Heisenberg had written a paper ['Mehrkörperproblem und Resonanz in der Quantenmechanik,' Zeitschrift für Physik, 38 Band, pp. 411-426] on quantum states of two identical electrically charged oscillators symmetrically coupled to each other. These, he found, separate into two sets of states, one symmetric, the other antisymmetric, under exchange of the oscillator coordinates. He further discovered that radiative transitions can occur only between states within each set, never between one set and the other. He went on to conjecture that non-combining sets should likewise exist if the number of identical particles is larger than two, but had not yet found a proof. Six weeks later, this work led Heisenberg to give the theory of a famous, yet unsolved two-electron problem, the spectrum of the helium atom. "Wigner, who had read these papers soon after his return to Berlin, had become interested in this more-than-n identical particle problem. He rapidly mastered the case n = 3 (without spin) [the first offered paper]. His methods were rather laborious; for example, he had to solve a (reducible) equation of degree six. It would be pretty awful to go on in this way to higher n. So he went to consult the mathematician Johnny von Neumann. In the late 1950s Wigner explained to me what happened next... "When he posed his question to von Neumann - Wigner told me - Johnny walked to a corner of the room, faced the wall, and started mumbling to himself. After a while he turned around and said: 'You need the theory of group characters.' At that moment Eugene had no idea what that theory was about. Whereupon von Neumann went to Issai Schur, obtained reprints of two of his papers, and gave them to Wigner. '[Those were] so easy to read, and of course it was clear that that was the solution.' Within weeks, he had completed a second paper, now for the general n-particle problem [the second offered paper]. It contains these lines: 'It is clear that one can hardly apply these elementary methods [he had used for n = 3] to the case of 4 electrons, since the computational difficulties get to be too large. There exists, however, a well-developed mathematical theory which one can use here: . . . group theory. . . . Herr von Neumann has kindly directed me to the relevant literature. . . . When I told Herr von Neumann the result of the calculations for n = 3, he correctly predicted the general result' ... Thus did group theory enter quantum mechanics. "Wigner has said later: 'I had a bad conscience because I felt that I should have published [that] second paper together with von Neumann.' Joint publications did soon follow, however, three papers on atomic spectra which take account of the spin of the electron" (Pais, The Genius of Science, p. 335). "Wigner perfected the group-theoretical 'explanation of certain properties of spectra' in three later communications [the last three offered papers] by taking care of the specific 'quantum mechanics of the spinning electron,' which he signed together with his friend John von Neumann and submitted in December 1927, February 1928 and June 1928, respectively... Von Neumann frequently came from Berlin to discuss matters with Wigner, who recalled: 'These papers were written principally by me, but I felt that I had to express my gratitude to von Neumann for having introduced me to the work of Frobenius and Schur; therefore I proposed to him that we should publish them together.' "The authors began their first paper with the remark that 'the purpose of the present note is to use Pauli's description of the rotating electron for an explanation of certain spectroscopic rules - by a method which has already been applied by one of the authors to derive a part of the spectroscopic experiences from quantum mechanics (without the rotating electron!) [Part I, p. 203], and announced the following programme: (1) to obtain the kinematics of the electron from Pauli's idea; (2) to apply the theory to derive those spectroscopic laws that are strictly valid if the magnetic interactions of the spinning electron are included; (3) to consider the rules for the situation in which these interactions can be neglected. That is, von Neumann and Wigner wished ... to derive essentially the complete spectroscopic structure of atoms" (Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 6, pp. 495-6). "In the [1928] papers of von Neumann and Wigner, the whole apparatus of group characters and representations was put into action and the complete system of term zoology, including selection rules, intensity formulae [and] Stark effect was developed (Van der Waerden, quoted in ibid., p. 488). Born in Budapest, Wigner began his university career in chemistry at the insistence of his father, who wanted him to work in his tannery business. After one year at the Technical Institute in Budapest he transferred to the Technische Hochschule in Berlin where, alongside his chemistry work, Wigner studied physics and mathematics on his own. He attended the physics colloquium and witnessed first-hand the emerging understanding of quantum mechanics. During his third year in Berlin, Wigner began working at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in the suburb of Dahlem, where he met Michael Polanyi, a physical chemist who was also a native of Budapest. Polanyi agreed to be Wigner's thesis advisor for a doctoral dissertation in chemical engineering that contained the first theory of rates of disassociation and association of molecules. After receiving his doctoral degree in 1925, the twenty-two-year-old Wigner dutifully returned home to Budapest to help his father at the tannery. After just one year, however, he accepted an assistantship set up by Polanyi with the x-ray crystallographer Karl Weissenberg at the University of Berlin. Recognizing Wigner's fine command of mathematics, Weissenberg assigned him a problem that required an exploration of the elementary aspects of group theory. After a few months, Weissenberg arranged for Wigner to work with Richard Becker, who had recently been given a chair at the university in theoretical physics. In 1927 Becker, in turn, suggested that Wigner work with David Hilbert at the University of Göttingen. But Hilbert became ill and retreated from professional work, leaving Wigner without formal responsibilities. Wigner's time in Göttingen was hardly unproductive, however ... at the suggestion of fellow Hungarian Leo Szilard, Wigner began a book, Group Theory and Its Application to Quantum Mechanics (1931), which became famous. By the time he left Göttingen, Wigner had firmly launched a career in science. Not only had he begun the book that would make his name, he had started the line of research that would later lead to his award of the Nobel Prize. Together five offprints from Zeitschrift für Physik 40 Bd., 7 Heft (1926); 40 Bd., 11/12 Heft (1927); 47 Bd., 3/4 Heft (1928); 49 Bd., 1/2 Heft (1928); 51 Bd., 11/12 Heft (1928). 8vo (229 x 155 mm), pp. 492-500; 883-892; 203-220; 73-94; 844-858. Original printed wrappers, stapled as issued (two holes punched in gutter margins of first two offprints, front wrapper of second offprint soiled).

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        Gatsby le magnifique.

      Paris, Simon Kra (coll. "Européenne"), 1926. - In-12, 217p. Edition originale numérotée 1/400 exemplaires sur vélin (exemplaire n° 156) de la traduction française de Victor Llona. Seul tirage numéroté après 15 exemplaires sur différents papiers. Bel exemplaire. Recherché. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kampfgenoss. Zeitschrift für proletarische Geistes- und Körperkultur. Monatsschrift des Turn- und Sportvereins Fichte. Fast vollständiges Konvolut von 38 Nummern, durchgehend von Heft 1, Oktober 1926 bis Heft 6, Juni 1930, jedoch ohne die Hefte 1/1927, 3/1928, 1/1929, 4&5/1929, 11/1929, 5/1930.

      Berlin: Arbeitersportverein Fichte -1930 1926 - Orig. Broschur (teils leichte Randläsuren, der Umschlag von Heft 1 mit leichten Knickspuren, 2 Hefte mit je einem kleine Einriß am Rücken, die Klammerung teils etwas gebräunt, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare). 4°. Seltenes großes Konvolut der Zeitschrift. Schriftleiter war zunächst Erwin Butte und später der illustre Hermann Leupold. Die wunderbaren Umschlagillustrationen im Stil der Zeit stammen u.a. von Eggert, A. Beier, Stiller, Alfred Pause, K. Loeser. 1850 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1926. Mystery novel. First Edition. 8vo.; pp.3048 (adverts). Original red cloth, lettered to spine and upper cover in gilt. Occasional light spotting, joints a little rubbed, minor sunning to back-strip. An attractive example. A Hubin- listed crime title, and a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone of detective fiction.

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        WINNIE-THE-POOH. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      Original pictorial full green leather gilt. All edges gilt. Silk bookmark. First edition. A fine clean, fresh copy, with no ownership inscription.

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        Mon corps et moi

      Simon Kra. First edition on ordinary paper, falsely stated the fifth. Half navy blue morocco over moiré-effect marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot, navy blue endpapers and pastedowns, top edge gilt (covers and spine (faded) preserved. Handsome autograph inscription from the author to the photographer and director Marc Allégret : "Pour Marc Allegret en marque d'allégresse à cause de son Tchad et avec toute l'affection de René Crevel [For Marc Allegret as a token of my pleasure at his Chad, and with all good wishes from René Crevel]".A very good copy nicely bound. Simon Kra Paris 1926 12,5x17,5cm relié

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      Harcourt Brace, NY 1926 - Medium blue cloth stamped in orange. First edition. Spine foot gently bumped. Very slightly canted. "Advance copy" stamped to ffep. Faint tape ghost to rear board probably offset from taped DJ. Else unmarked, sound binding. The DJ in mylar with flap price of $2.00 intact has taped closed tears to rear panel, chipping at points, toning to spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The British Gazette.

      His Majesty's Stationary Office, May 5 - May 13, 1926. 8 issues. A complete set of the British Gazette newspaper. All in very good condition, folded, with some toning as expected with newsprint. Overall an exceptionally good set, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box with gilt titles to spine. During the the General Strike of 1926 Churchill edited this paper, which was initiated to combat the closing-down of the newspaper offices. It was published from the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street, where it was also printed by a volunteer staff. The British Gazette ran for eight issues between 5 May and 13 May excluding Sunday 9 May. Its circulation figures are: 232,000; 507,000; 655,000; 836,000; 1,801,400; and 2,209,000. The sales for the last issue were well in excess of the 2,000,000 mark. It is currently thought that most of the paper was written by Churchill himself. In the final issue, the article 'The Birth and Life of the British Gazette' closes with the most Churchillian turn of phrase: 'It becomes a memory; but it remains a monument'.

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        Anwendung der Quantenmechanik auf das Problem der anomalen Zeemaneffekte.

      Berlin: Springer, 1926. First edition of the explanation of the anomalous Zeeman effect on the basis of matrix mechanics. "By including the spin property of the electron, Heisenberg and Jordan obtained perhaps the greatest triumph of matrix mechanics: they were able to derive all observed phenomena connected with the anomalous Zeeman effect" (Rechenberg, p. 211). This paper was of crucial importance in the early history of quantum mechanics because its success in explaining the hitherto mysterious anomalous Zeeman effect validated not only the new quantum mechanics itself but also the highly controversial concept of electron spin, discovered by Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit in the previous year. When an atom is placed in a magnetic field, its spectral lines split into a series of equidistant lines - always an odd number - whose separation is proportional to the field strength. This, the normal Zeeman effect, was explained in 1916 by Debye and Sommerfeld in terms of the 'old' quantum theory: the splitting was due to the interaction between the magnetic field and the orbital magnetic moment of the electrons in the atom. However, there is also an anomalous Zeeman effect, observed particularly in atoms with odd atomic number, in which the lines split in a more complex fashion. "During 1920-24, many physicists attacked the problem [of the anomalous Zeeman effect], including Landé, who was able to give a phenomenological explanation of the observed splitting of spectral lines. However, neither Landé, Sommerfeld, Pauli, Heisenberg nor other physicists occupied with the problem could justify their results in terms of quantum theory. "It's a great misery with the theory of anomalous Zeeman effect," Pauli wrote to Sommerfeld on July 19, 1923" (Kragh, p. 158). After Heisenberg's introduction of matrix (quantum) mechanics in 1925, one of the first problems he wanted to address using his new theory was the anomalous Zeeman effect. The crucial ingredient was electron spin, which Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit had discovered by studying the regularities in the anomalous Zeeman effect documented by Landé. "Although based originally upon the classical concept of a rotating electron, electron spin is a purely quantum mechanical property intrinsic to the electron. Opinions were strongly divided about the validity of the concept, Pauli taking a strongly negative position, while Bohr, Heisenberg and Jordan took a more positive view. The challenge taken up by Heisenberg was to find a quantum mechanical solution for the anomalous Zeeman effect using the concept of a spin-½ particle within the context of their recently completed matrix formalism. "Despite the less than encouraging views of Pauli, in November 1925 Heisenberg set about [finding] the stationary states and line splittings associated with the anomalous Zeeman effect. Disappointingly, he almost reproduced Landé's formula for the anomalous Zeeman effect, but the crucial spin-orbit coupling term resulted in a factor of 2 discrepancy from Landé's expression, a result which cast doubt on the whole scheme. "The solution was, however, at hand thanks to the insight of Llewellyn Thomas who had arrived recently at Bohr's Institute in Copenhagen as a visiting graduate student... Thomas was aware of the fact that there is an additional kinematic effect associated with the orbital motion of a vector, such as the spin vector of the electron, according to the special theory of relativity... This purely kinematic effect results in an additional contribution to the precession, and hence interaction energy of the electron... and can account completely for the discrepant factor of 2. After considerable debate, even Pauli was convinced and the paper on the quantum mechanical explanation for the anomalous Zeeman effect was published by Heisenberg and Jordan in June 1926. Rechenberg has written in his summary of the history of quanta and quantum mechanics that the explanation of the anomalous Zeeman effect was one of the greatest triumphs of matrix mechanics" (Longair, pp. 312-5). Helge Kragh, Quantum Generations, 1999; Malcolm Longair, Quantum Concepts in Physics, 2013; Helmut Rechenberg, Ch. 3, 'Quanta and Quantum Mechanics,' in Twentieth Century Physics, Vol. 1, L. Brown, B. Pippard & A. Pais (eds.), 1995. For a detailed analysis of the paper, see Jagdish Mehra & Helmut Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 3, 1982, pp. 272-281. Pp. 263-277 in Zeitschrift fur Physik 37 Band, 4/5 Heft, 5 May, 1926. The entire issue offered. 8vo (229 x 156 mm), pp. 235-394. Original printed wrappers.

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        Oceanische Rindenstoffe.

      Oldenburg: Gerhard Stalling Verlag, 1926. Quarto, five coloured plates (including frontispiece), 29 black & white photographic plates, illustrated; in the original brown publisher's cloth, gilt, printed green dustwrapper. First edition: a very scarce and important monograph on tapa and kapa cloth, richly illustrated.Hambruch's work is the second modern monograph on the subject of tapa cloth and its production, preceded only by Brigham's Ka hana kapa (Honolulu, 1911). The plates include two colour images based on samples in Alexander Shaw's famous 1787 work, A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook, here referred to as the "Engl. Musterprobenbuch" (or English book of samples). Hambruch's study is, in this sense, an important companion volume to Shaw's famously rare work.Paul Hambruch (1882-1933), had studied anthropology, ethnology and geography in Berlin, and was soon appointed as a member of the Hamburg Ethnographic Museum's South Seas Expedition of 1908-1910, which had been organised by Georg Thilenius, then director of the Museum.Hambruch went on to write many important monographs on Australia and the Pacific, of which this work on tapa is the rarest and most significant. Indeed, this is a notably scarce title, particularly in such good condition and with the dustwrapper present. Copies are recorded in the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Queensland. Dustwrapper rubbed and showing some wear, sunned at spine. A fine copy.

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      Imprenta de los Hijos de M.G. Hernandez., Madrid 1926 - Obra completa en ocho volumens + Suplemento 1º a la 5ª edicion. Encuadernacion en plena piel con hierros, nervios y dos tejuelos; buen estado de conservacion. Tamaño: 23 x 15 cm., 535 pag. = 688 pag. = 668 pag. = 549 pag. = 574 pag. = 634 pag. = 522 pag. = 456 pag. = 539 pag. DERECHO

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        CLEVER BILL.

      23 leaves each printed on rectos only with illustrations and text beneath. Original pictorial boards. Oblong quarto. First edition. Just a touch of wear at extremities, else a very good copy. Inscribed in the presentation box on the front fixed endpaper: '(For) Roger and Martin (from) William Nicholson 1930.' Together with: NICHOLSON, William. THE PIRATE TWINS. Faber and Faber Ltd. No date. (1929.) 28pp. Each illustrated with text beneath. Original pictorial boards. Oblong quarto. First edition. Just a touch of wear at extremities, else a very good copy.Inscribed in the presentation box on the front fixed endpaper: '(For) Roger and Martin (from) William.' Created primarily for his own children, these two books are considered by many to be two of the finest children's books of the twentieth century, the perfect fusion of illustration and text.Presentation copies are extremely rare. The pair:

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        Torrents of Spring, The

      First Edition New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 First Printing. 8vo: [8],143,[1]pp.Publisher's finely woven midnight-green cloth (appearing almost black)f, spine and upper cover lettered in scarlet, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Better than Near Fine (slight lean, fronrtend papers toned, several marginal stains to text) copy of Hemingway's first novel and second book to be published in America, one of only 1250 copies printed. Provenance: circular blindstamp of Ray McRae to front fly leaf, small bookseller's ticket of Brentano's, Paris, to lower paste down. Hanneman A4.A. Near Fine The author's first novel, published by Scribner's after Boni and Liveright rejected it. In this slim volume, Hemingway parodied Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter (1925), and because Anderson was under contract with Boni and Liveright, that publisher chose not to publish the parody. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, The Torrents of Spring was on one level a declaration of literary independence (Anderson had served as something of a mentor to Hemingway), but many scholars also suspect Hemingway wrote the parody to escape from his three-book contract with Boni and Liveright. If that was the case, the plan worked, and Scribner's became Hemingway's publisher for the rest of his life. Still, some reviewers saw the book as a detour in Hemingway's own career, because Torrents of Spring had little in common with the excellent short stories he had published in his first U.S. book, In Our Time. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.

      Paris: Jules Meynial, 1922-1926. Five annual issues, each in original folding pochoir decorated wrappers (each issue comprising twelve letterpress pages with a separate decorated title-page and twelve pochoir plates measuring 246 x 155 mm.). One of the most elusive and desirable Art-Deco rarities, published by a celebrated Parisian designer.After working upon the design and illustration of other celebrated works, Falbalas and Franfreluches (Frippery and Finery, fashion diaries: past present and future) was George Barbier's own publication project wherein he retained creative control over the entire design and print production process. The result is a magnificent testament to pochoir printing, and Art-Deco design, at its very finest. Barbier spared no effort in printing this eternally endearing dilettante foible, using the finest pigments and up to thirty stencils per print to create deep, sensuous and lustrous images befitting the piquant romantic themes of the series. The plates reflect romance amidst exotic lands and ages past, including a native American idyll on the Missouri, a languid mistress cocooned in a hammock in the tropical Antilles, high baroque debauchery and of course a myriad of depictions of lovers in fashionable Paris of high nineteen-twenties.Each annual includes twelve pages of delicious romantic prose by Barbier's associates in the fashionable Parisian scene, including the novelist Colette and the comic actress Cecile Sorel. Falbalas and Franfreluches represents a literary and artistic printmaking collaboration of unusual finesse, elegance and sophistication.This is a complete set of five annual issues with a total of 60 stunning pochoir plates (in addition to the decorated title-pages specially prepared for each year). All five sections remain fine and fresh, lovingly preserved in a felt-lined black cloth folding case.

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        Map of the City of Washington in the District of Columbia shewing the Architecture and History from the Most Ancient Times Down to the Present. Cover title: The Capital Map....

      Boston. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1926. Color pictographic / pictorial map 27 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches on sheet size 28 x 36 3/4 folding as issued to 12 1/4 x 9 1/2. Map has been laid on paper with paper reinforcement to two vertical folds; faint library stamp on verso (not affecting map), light wear to folds, 1 inch tear to right lower edge and 3 inch tear to right upper edge all minimised by restoration; overall clean, bright condition and presents very attractively. A richly colored map full of historical information and lore, strikingly designed by Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark. Text at the mid right edge explains: "The street plan of Washington is laid out with the Capital as its centre. The city is divided into four sections, N.E., S.E., N.W. and S.W. by three streets (known respectively as N. Capitol, E. Capitol and S. Capitol) and the mall which extend on lines drawn due north and south and east and west through the centre of the Capitol." The border features historic maps of the area in the corners, and views of historic buildings and places. The third of three maps, inspired by the work of MacDonald Gill, that Olsen and Clark designed for Houghton Mifflin and perhaps the most impressive....

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      Heiemann, London 1926 - First edition, #270 of 275 copies signed by the author, of which 250 are for sale. Publisher's copy. 343 pp. Printed at the London and Norwich Press. 8vo. "Odtaa" is an acronym for one damn thing after another. The French Binders traces its lineage back to The Club Bindery, founded in 1895 by members of the Grolier Club to provide exceptionally fine binding for American collectors. The Club Bindery moved to Cleveland, where it was successively renamed the Rowfant Bindery (1909-1913), the Booklover's Shop (1914-1917), and finally, The French Binders (1918-1920s), as in-house bindery to Doubelday in Garden City, New York. Bound in full morocco, by the French Bindery, Garden City, with pictorial folding map of Odtaa in color, signed by artist L.W. Perman, tipped in at back, SIGNED by ARTIST, E.G. Perman. Front joint rubbed, spine slightly sunned 343 pp. Printed at the London and Norwich Press. 8vo First edition, #270 of 275 copies signed by the author, of which 250 are for sale. Publisher's copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      [London]: , 1926. "There Never Was Knight Like The Young Lochinvar." SANGORSKI, Alberto, caligrapher. SCOTT, Sir Walter. [RIVIÈRE & Son, binders]. Lochinvar. [London: "designed, written out and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski, Oct. 12. 1926]. Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches; 250 x 188 mm.). [6], [1] leaf (colophon), [1, blank]. Colophon calligraphed by the scribe/illuminator with the statement "This ballad/Lochinvar/by/Sir Walter Scott/was designed, written out/and illuminated/by/Alberto Sangorski/Oct. 12. 1926." Title-page calligraphed in blue and red ink surrounded by a large historiated initial in gold and colors. Opening page calligraphed in black ink with a superb large (4 5/8 x 2 11/16 inches; 118 x 68 mm.) rectangular miniature in gold and colors depicting Lochinvar and the bride of Netherby. One and a quarter inch illuminated opening initial in gold and blue. Seven other illuminated initials in gold and colors. Bound ca. 1926 by Rivière & Son in full blue calf. Covers with double gilt rules, front cover with "Lochinvar/[decorations]/Sir Walter Scott, gilt ruled turn-ins. Fine. A wonderful example of the artistic genius of Alberto Sangorski. Lochinvar is a brave knight who arrives unannounced at the bridal feast of Ellen, his beloved, who is about to be married to "a laggard in love and a dastard in war." Lochinvar claims one dance with the bride and dances her out the door, swooping her up onto his horse, and they ride off together into the unknown. The poem characterizes the hero as follows: "O, young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best, And save his good broad-sword, he weapons had none; He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone. So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar." Caligrapher and illuminator Alberto Sangorski (1862-1932) was the older brother of Francis Sangorski, co-founder (with George Sutcliffe) of the renowned Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindery. Alberto, who had started his professional life as secretary to a goldsmith's firm, became attracted to the book arts at the age of forty-three and began doing illuminated manuscripts that were then bound by his brother's firm. Sometime around 1912 Alberto and Francis had a falling out, and Alberto went to work for the rival Rivière bindery. Stephen Ratcliffe suggests that the disagreement may have stemmed from Alberto's desire to receive credit for his work. This manuscript is not (yet) listed in Stephen Ratcliffe's work.

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        Zur Quantenmechanik II [On Quantum Mechanics II]

      1st Edition Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the famous "three-man paper," the first, complete, self-consistent description of quantum mechanics. "In 1925, after an extended visit to Bohr's Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen, Heisenberg tackled the problem of spectrum intensities of the electron taken as an anharmonic oscillator (a one-dimensional vibrating system). His position that the theory should be based only on observable quantities was central to his paper of July 1925, "Über quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen" ("Quantum-Theoretical Reinterpretation of Kinematic and Mechanical Relations"). Heisenberg's formalism rested upon noncommutative multiplication; Born, together with his new assistant Pascual Jordan, realized that this could be expressed using matrix algebra, which they used in a paper submitted for publication in September as "Zur Quantenmechanik" ("On Quantum Mechanics"). By November, Born, Heisenberg, and Jordan had completed "Zur Quantenmechanik II" ("On Quantum Mechanics II"), colloquially known as the "three-man paper," which is regarded as the foundational document of a new quantum mechanics" (Britannica's Guide to the Nobel Prizes).Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Development of matrix formalism for the Heisenberg quantum mechanics. Systems with arbitrary many degrees of freedom."Provenance: With ownership signature on front wrapper of E.F. Barker, noted American physicist who worked primarily at the University of Michigan.IN: Zeitschrift für Physik, Band 35, February 1926, pp. 557-615. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. A few creases to wrappers, chips to spine. RARE in original wrappers. Very Good.

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