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        Autograph letter signed

      1926. Signed. O'NEILL, Eugene. Autograph letter signed. Bermuda, April 30, [1926]. Two leaves, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, of O'Neill's letterhead, writing on rectos only. $5000.Lengthy autograph letter signed by Eugene O'Neill to his agent Richard Madden, discussing a London edition of his works and productions of his plays Marco Millions, Beyond the Horizon and Desire Under the Elms.The letter, to his agent Richard Madden, reads in full: ""April 30th. Dear Dick: Just a line. Yes, it is alright for Cape to go ahead on the new volume—except give him to know that I am sore because I never notice a damn line of notice or ad about my stuff in his publishers magazine. He ought to do better by me. How about 'Beyond' - London? I don't get it. I never saw or signed any contract for that production and they must have started before they got your warning about using cut version. I don't like that kind of work. Campbell is too swift. Belasco wrote me + sent copy of his letter to you. He is some faker, what? I have written him, told him he could have all time he wanted if he forfeited his advance and always could have had—thereby calling his bluff. You may inform him ditto. I have a line from [George Jean] Nathan. He says he hasn't heard from you. Better keep in touch with him on 'Marco'. He is strong for it and has good hunches. He says he will urge it on [Winthrop] Ames if I am submitting script to him. I am writing Nathan to go ahead and get in touch with Ames as Ames has script already. If he hasn't, will you see he gets one at once? Please, for Gawds sake, bring in some royalties! I have written Kenneth [Macgowan] a strong protest against what I feel is unfair treatment. It is all McKaig's fault. Why don't James and Green make good 'Desire' royalties out of that advance they got? They ought to. All best! Gene.""The letter opens with a reference to Jonathan Cape, O'Neill's English publisher, and to a possible London production of Beyond the Horizon, but proceeds swiftly to discuss theater impressario David Belasco, who had contracted to produce Marco's Millions on Broadway in 1925, promising to spend the (then astounding) sum of $200,000 on the production. Over time, O'Neill had become frustrated with Belasco's delays, and questioned Belasco's commitment to the play; after Belasco withdrew from the project (only a few days before this letter), O'Neill had trouble finding a suitable replacement, and it was not until January, 1928 that Marco's Millions premiered at New York's Guild Theatre. George Jean Nathan, co-editor and drama critic of the literary magazine The Smart Set, was one of O'Neill's fiercest advocates in the theater world; in addition to reading and commenting on drafts of work, he would actively advocate for the production of works he believed in. Producer Kenneth Macgowan ran the Provincetown Playhouse with O'Neill in the early 1920s, and remained a close friend of his throughout his life; Winthrop Ames was a prominent theater directors in the teens and 20s; and Alexander McKaig was the business manager of the Greenwich Village Theatre, which was the main venue for O'Neill dramas in New York in the 20s. One small smudge to the first page, not affecting readability. Near-fine condition.

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        Der gute Schutzmann (Ein lehrreiches Bilderbuch zur Verhütung der Verkehrsgefahren) 1. Ausgabe

      München, Braun und Schneider, (1926). Relativ frühes Werk zur Verkehrserziehung in Reimform dargestellt

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        Outstanding photograph signed, of his portrait, inscribed in Italian and dated, (Benito, 1883-1945, 'Il Duce', Italian Dictator & Prime Minister, Founder of the Fascist Party)

      1926 - "To Edda, this picture of a posing and imposing knight!", showing him astride a magnificent horse, upright in the saddle and nearly full face, looking into the future with the gaze of a leader, high above an idealized backdrop of the remains of the Roman Forum and with a distant glimpse of St Peter's, 14¾" x 11¾", Rome, 1st September Mussolini has made up two joke words, "poziente" and "impoziente", half Italian and half French or English! (They are a bit like 'paziente' and 'impaziente', 'patient' and 'impatient'). Following the March on Rome in October 1922, Mussolini became Prime Minister, the youngest till 2014 in Italian history. Master of his public image, the message of the present portrait is clear. Since my coming to power, all obstacles (to replacing socialism by totalitarian fascism) have been overcome and will continue to be. (By the way, in April 1926 I brushed off an assassination attempt). Relations with the Roman Catholic Church (whose power I envy but recognise) will be settled (in fact by 1929, with the creation of the Vatican State and laws making the church the church of the country). Italians including fascists have often looked back to Ancient Rome – for example, in my equestrian portrait here – but greater things are to come.

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        Poeti allo specchio.

      Franco Campitelli 1926 - in 8 pp. 106 seconda serie

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        Die Artillerie beim Angriff im Stellungskrieg [signiert]

      1926. Halb-Leinen, 215 Seiten, 10 Blätter als Beilage. Lagerspuren, ExLibris auf Innendeckel, Besitzvermerk 1957 auf Titel, Block etwas gelockert, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Auf Vorsatz vom "Verfasser" 1926 signiert (persönlicher Widmung), außerdem beiliegend 2 Briefe des Autors bei (1926 und 1931).

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        Le rappel à l'ordre

      - Stock, Paris 1926, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition collective en partie originale, fausse mention de deuxième édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Pierre Benoit : "... son admirateur qui voudrait être son ami..." Dos légèrement éclairci comme généralement comportant deux petits manques en tête et en pied   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition collective en partie originale, fausse mention de deuxième édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Pierre Benoit : "... son admirateur qui voudrait être son ami..." Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise et un étui en plein cartonnage recouvert de tissu noir à effets moirés, pièce de titre de maroquin noir sur le dos de la chemise; élégant ensemble signé de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Dos légèrement éclairci comme généralement comportant deux petits manques en tête et en pied.  

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        End of Laissez-Faire

      1926. First Edition . KEYNES, John Maynard. The End of Laissez-Faire. London: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1926. Small octavo, original half gray cloth, paper spine label, original dust jacket. $1800.First edition of this timely economic and philosophical discussion by the most important economist of the 20th century, in scarce original dust jacket.Stemming largely from Keynes' arguments in the Tract on Monetary Reform (1923), The End of Laissez-Faire is an examination of the role and responsibility of governments in ameliorating the economic hardships of their citizens, namely the problem of unemployment. Keynes draws on writings of Locke, Rousseau, Paley, Bentham, Adam Smith, Malthus, Ricardo and others to call for a re-appraisal of government policy in favor of a broader, more active role in providing economic assistance. The question of the harmful effects of laissez-faire policies became central to Keynes in his later work, when he helped to establish the economic framework within which public policy was to be considered. Book with a bit of discoloration to boards; scarce dust jacket bright and fine.

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        The Mad King

      Chicago 1926 - First edition, first state with textual errors on p.12 and p.92. Blue cloth, stamped orange. 365pp. No Jacket present. Frontispiece illustration by J. Allen St. John. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Casuarina Tree six Stories


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        Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft f

      Halbleinen 10 B

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed to General ENESY, (Sir Arthur Conan, 1859-1930, Creator of 'Sherlock Holmes')

      1926 - (Henrik, Librarian of the Spirit Researchers' Society, Budapest, former Colonel of the Royal Hungarian General Staff), saying he was "also much complimented by the kind letter from yourself and colleagues - also by the honourable invitation", explaining that he has "many fixed engagements during the next few months" but is "at least favourably disposed to come", he knew "Vienna in happier days & always loved her - as did my wife", he rejoices to hear of "the progress which our movement - the greatest in the history of the human race- makes among you . Personally I welcome a contretemps sometimes as it shakes out the weak ones . those who remain are so well-informed that no single case can alter a view . founded upon a great mass of evidence. More and more I see that the phenomena are nothing - mere signals in order to call our attention to the messages, the first clear detailed account of what awaits us beyond the grave which has ever been made to the human race . a common bond to all mankind" which will "draw the various religions & nations closer together, making the improvement of character and unselfishness the obvious aims of our existence", ending "With all cordial salutations to you & all Spiritualist friends in Austria & Hungary", 2 sides 8vo., 15 Buckingham Palace Mansions, S.W.1., 8th March

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      1926 - Plus de 450 d

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        Fine Autograph Letter Signed signed 'Albert' as Duke of York, to his Steward Mr Seaton (1895-1952, King of Great Britain)

      1926 - regretting that "When I left Bruton Street the other night I completely forgot to say good-bye to you. You were asking me about rugs . & I got into the car without saying anything. I am sorry about that, as I don't want you to think I did it intentionally. I am very sorry you're going & I hope you will get the job you want. You must come and see us some time when you are settled ." and ending by thanking him "for all you have done for me since my marriage .", 2 sides 8vo., Glamis Castle headed paper, 12th August slightly soiled From the collection of Percy George SEATON (1894-1971), steward to the Duke of York and Household Steward to the Duke and Duchess, (1923-1926). He attended the wedding at Westminster Abbey and was responsible for running their household and the receptions that the young couple held. During WWI Mr Seaton had served in France with the Royal Horse Guards and in 1919 took up special duties with Prince Henry and Prince George. He left the Duke and Duchess owing to a serious operation (performed by George V's surgeon) to go into the hotel business, then in WWII joined the RAF. He was assigned to furnishing and catering aboard the Avro 'York' Transport adapted to carry VIPs, in particular the King and Mr Churchill. When George VI flew to North Africa in 1944 he was delighted to re-introduce Mr Seaton to the Queen and Princess Elizabeth on the runway.

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        Les Caractères de Théophraste. Traduit du grec, avec Les Caractères ou Les Moeurs de ce Siècle.

      1926. KIEFFER René. 1926. In-4.Carré. Broché. Etat passable. 1er plat abîmé. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé. 333 pages + une suite d'environ 50 / 60 planches. Exemplaire n°18 / 50, tiré sur papier Japon, contenant une suite à part des gravures tirées en sanguines, une aquarelle originale et 5 dessins originaux de Georges Bruyer. Nombreuses vignettes, dans le texte, illustrées en une couleurs. Couverture contre-pliée. Déchirure d'une quinzaine de cm sur le 1er plat de couverture. Charnières partiellement fendues. INTROUVABLE

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        Das Schloss [ The Castle ]

      Kurt Wolff, Munich 1926 - KAFKA'S CASTLE. IN THE VERY RARE DUST-JACKET. Octavo. (191

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        Winnie The Pooh - First Edition

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926, 1926. FIRST EDITION. 1 volume, illustrated by E. H. Shephard. Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped green cloth, top edge gilt, pictorial pastedowns and endpapers, inner and outer hinges fine, the faintest of rubbing to head and foot of spine and back corners, no bookplate or previous ownership markings of any kind, overall a NEAR FINE clean and bright copy. An increasingly difficult book to find in really nice condition.

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        Winnie The Pooh - True first edition SIGNED by the Author

      A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1926. A near fine book with a hint of spotting to the edges. Gilt top edge still present. SIGNED without dedication to the title page. In a very good first issue dust wrapper which has small imperceptible stain to the front panel and a little light wear to the spine tips and corners. None of the usual heavy browning to the spine as is often encountered.Very scarce to find this first edition signed.

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        Le bois du templier pendu

      First edition, one of the numbered on over 290 pure, ours one of 20 hors commerce and specially printed for Alin Laubreaux. Beautiful handwritten dedication signed almost full page, the author Alin Laubreaux "... you born this book, you helped to live, you almost as much as his father belongs But. his father loves you like a son and that's my little Alin tenderly with a grumpy you greenhouse on his heart ... "Light bites are not serious on the last guard and some witnesses, nice copy with all margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Les éditions de France Paris 1926 13,5x21cm broché

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, gilt rules, vignette to front board gilt, top edge gilt, yellow map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Mild partial toning to endpapers, neat contemporary inscription in ink to front blank, spine tips gently bumped. Overall a bright and sharp copy in the jacket slightly nicked at the head and lightly rubbed along the spine panel and top front panel. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. 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.

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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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        Arusu Shashin Nenkan The ARS Annual for Photographers 1926


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      London: Cassell and Company, 1926.. FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo, pp.319; [1]. In publisher's cyan cloth with black titles stamped to spine and upper board. Heavily abraded black ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, below a more recent black ink ownership. Very slight reading lean; a little external wear. Very good indeed. Shute's first published novel, in which a commercial pilot helps crack a drug smuggling ring.

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        The Land of Mist.

      London; Hutchinson. [1926]. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark green cloth titled and decorated in light green, light edgewear, slight scuffing. Very good indeed. In a very good, bright and attractive dustwrapper, laid on to grey card at some point to forestall further deterioration and unfortunately lacking a significant corner of the upper rear panel. An attractive copy in the very scarce dustwrapper, albeit an example that has seen some handling and has some edgewear. Old paper label affixed to tail of spine panel. Internally clean, ownership to front pastedown, ownership stamp to title page and an admonition against dog-earing ink stamped to the bottom of the contents page. An attractive survival.

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        Céleste Ugolin

      - Simon Kra, Paris 1926, 13x18cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle copie della stampa. Associazione a bradel metà marina Marocco, colonna vertebrale liscio, data la coda, piatti carta marmorizzata, coperture e della colonna vertebrale conservato con colpi marginali, top bordo dorato, vincolante siglato T. Boichot. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Aldous Huxley. Frontespizio, un ritratto dell'autore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin marine, dos lisse, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés comportant des piqûres marginales, tête dorée, reliure signée de T. Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes à Aldous Huxley. En frontispice, un portrait de l'auteur.

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        Le Marchand de Marrons

      - Litografia originale in nero su carta China, mm.175x258 (compresi margini bianchi in barbe mm.310x490). Monogramma dell'artista sulla parte incisa in basso a sinistra. Litografia proveniente dall'album "Essai sur l'histoire de la lithographie en France. Les peintres-lithographs de Manet

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        Über das Unendliche.

      Berlin: Springer, 1925/1926. Very rare separate printing (WorldCat locates just two copies) of the most detailed exposition of Hilbert's proposal for the foundation of classical mathematics, which became known as Hilbert's Program. This paper further contains his attempted proof of the continuum hypothesis which led to the later work of Kurt Gödel and Paul Cohen. (Van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel, pp.367-92:) "Hilbert devoted to the foundations of mathematics a series of papers ... Among all these contributions the 1925 paper [the offered item] stands out as the most comprehensive presentation of Hilbert's ideas. It is the text of an address delivered in Münster on 4 June 1925 at a meeting organized by the Westphalian Mathematical Society to honor the memory of Weierstrass. In addition to the original version [ibid], two modified ones [were published in 1927 and 1930]. These, however, are abbreviated and besides other passages, omit entirely the section that deals with the continuum problem ... The paper consists of two quite distinct parts. The first is a clear and forceful presentation of Hilbert's ideas at the time on the foundations of mathematics. It starts by recalling how Weiserstrass eliminated references to 'infinity' in analysis (Hilbert could have mentioned Cauchy and D'Alembert) and reviews the role played by infinite in physics, set theory, and, when we deal with general propositions, logic. Leaning on the example of arithmetic, it introduces the distinction between finitary and ideal propositions, and it undertakes a simultaneous formalization of logic and arithmetic ... The second part of the paper is a sketch of an attempted proof of the continuum hypothesis. Stated for the first time by Cantor at the very beginning of the development of set theory (1878), presented by Hilbert as Problem no. 1 in his famous list of unsolved mathematical problems (1900), the continuum problem for years resisted the efforts of mathematicians. The only partial result known at the time of Hilbert's attempted proof was König's: the power of the continuum is not a limit of denumerably many smaller cardinal numbers ... Instead of the set of real numbers Hilbert considers the equivalent set of number-theoretic functions and undertakes to prove that there is a mapping of the set of ordinals of the second number class onto the set of these functions. By dealing with the definitions of functions rather than with the functions themselves the argument takes on a metamathematical aspect that is absent from Cantor's work. The fact that the values of a number-theoretic function may be made to depend on the solvability of a certain mathematical problem establishes a connection between the second part of the paper and the first, and Hilbert invokes his previously expressed conviction that every well-posed mathematical problem is solvable. If the definition of a function involves the solvability of a mathematical problem, it will contain an unbounded existential quantifier, or, in Hilbert's system, the ε-function. Convinced of the possibility of justifying the transfinite part of mathematics by metamathematical means, Hilbert states as Lemma I that such definitions of functions can be replaced by recursive definitions, in which, except for a string of prenex universal quantifiers, no quantifier occurs. ... Hilbert then proceeds to show that, since recursion equations defining functions contain 'variable-types' of increasing height, these equations parallel the definitions of the ordinals of the second number class. ... Among several unproved statements, it contains in particular, as Lemma II, the assertion that in the definitions of number-theoretic functions transfinite recursion can be replaced by ordinary recursion. Hilbert's attempt aroused few comments. Paul Lévy recalls: 'Zermelo told me in 1928 that even in Germany nobody understood what Hilbert meant'. ... The continuum hypothesis was proved by Gödel (1938, 1939, 1940) to be consistent with the customary axioms of set theory and by Cohen (1963-64) to be independent of these axioms. ... In his review of Gödel's second paper of the consistency of the continuum (1939), Bernays wrote: 'The whole Gödel reasoning may also be considered as a way of modifying the Hilbert project for a proof of the Cantor continuum hypothesis, as described in [Über das Unendliche, 1925], so as to make it practical and at the same time generalizable to higher powers'.". See also Parkinson: Breakthroughs, p.199 and Bell: Men of Mathematics, p.63. 8vo: 226 x 157 mm. Offprint from: Mathematische Annalen, vol. 95, pp. [161] - 190. Bound with a light green backstrip as issued, a fine copy. Besides the two copies located by WorldCat in Germany and Holland, we could locate three other offprints; one in the Paul Hertz collection of the University of Pittsburgh, and two copies in a private collection.

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        Twelve Poems.

      London: The Riccardi Press, 1926. - FIRST EDITION SIGNED. 1 vol., limited to 130 numbered copies of which this is copy #58, inscribed on the front blank endleaf "To Elizabeth with love from Edith December 1926." Bound in the publisher's original blue-gray cloth backed boards, gilt lettered spine, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, lower back corner slightly bumped, mild offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers otherwise VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Ramsay Publishing Pty. Ltd, Melbourne 1926 - Folio 27.5 x 38cm, blue cloth with gilt stamped titles and vignette to the front and spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pictorial endpapers, (ii), 166pp with 51 tipped in illustrations, 19 of which are colour and have captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white images throughout the text. This is an unusual copy in that it has the limitation page and list of subscribers, but is neither numbered nor signed. There is rubbing to the spine tips and fore edge corners with two small splits in the cloth of 2-4mm at the foot of the spine and rubbed through at the corners. The top corner of the upper board and the bottom corner of the lower board are lightly bruised. There is a patch of the front board that is slightly lighter (see image). Internally, all plates and tissue guards are present. The plates themselves are not creased but 5 of the tissue-guards are wrinkled/creased and one has what looks like a grubby mark at the top, as does the top right hand corner of one of the black and white plates. In addition one of the tissue guards has a closed tear of 7cm to the top edge, there is a 3cm tear at the gutter of p82 which extends up from the bottom edge and one has faint initials in pink pencil. Pages 132 & 138 have had the words "v. good 1" and "v.ex 1" erases but the impression still remains. Also, three of the small black and white images on pages 4, 21 and 37, have been coloured in, albeit very neatly. There are occasional finger marks and other light marks in the margins throughout. The binding is firm and square. Despite its minor faults, very good copy. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Original pictorial cloth gilt. Octavo. Top edge gilt. First edition. A very nice copy.

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        Winnie-the-Pooh With Decorations by Ernest H Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., (1926). First edition, 8vo, (xvi), 158, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout, map endpapers. Original gilt decorated green cloth, t.e.g., some mostly light rubbing to spine, very good.

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        The Tempest

      William Heinemann, 1926 - A Fine Copy [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann Ltd. [and] New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, [1926]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 520 copies (this copy being No. 373), numbered and signed by the artist. (Nos. 1 to 260 are for sale in Great Britain and Ireland and Nos. 261 to 520 in the United States.) Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 inches; 290 x 230 mm.). [2, blank] xiii, [1], 185, [3, blank] pp. Twenty-one mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-five drawings in black and white. Original quarter vellum over cream-colored vellum-style boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Light dust soiling to vellum spine otherwise a near fine copy. "There is an extra coloured plate in this edition that is not in the trade edition, this is the frontispiece titled 'Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: [Burthen. Ding-dong. Ariel. Hark! now I hear them, - Ding-dong, bell]'" (Riall). Latimore and Haskell, pp. 61-62. Riall, p. 161. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Funambules Numandeacutero Un 1erandnbspDandeacutecembre 1926


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        The Second Book of Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.

      4to., original cloth lettered on spine and upper board. A very good copy with rather tatty remains of original dust wrapper. First edition. Inscribed by James Johnson to the African-American anthologist, critic, editor of the influential annual Anthology of Magazine Verse, and poet William Stanley Braithwaite, "For Stanley from Jim." Johnson had included several of Braithwaite's poems in his pioneering Book of American Negro Poetry (1922)

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        A Map of Cape Cod.

      Melanie Elisabeth Leonard. 1926. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 23 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches on sheet size 25 x 35 1/2 inches, now professionally mounted on linen backing minimising wear along creases, extra fold along lower left fold. A whimsical pictorial map of Cape Cod by Melanie Elisabeth Leonard distinguished by a mythical green and orange sea creature, its tail forming the Cape Cod Canal. Images of historical and natural events ("Easterly Gales") and places on the Island enhance the decorative border of fish. The legend shows the pictographs used to indicate noteworthy sights, from Light-houses to Salt Haycocks, from fishermen to bootleggers.

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        Céleste Ugolin

      First edition, one of the hors commerce lettered copies, reserved for the author, on Hollande, the tirage de tête along with 5 numbered copies on Hollande and 3 on Japon.Endpapers slightly faded, rare fonxing, not serious, on some edges, otherwise a good copy, wide-margined.Rare. Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1926 18x23cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Noa Noa: Voyage à Tahiti.

      Paris: G. Crès et Cie. [1926] - Large quarto. Original raffia cloth, titles to spine and front cover red. With the lithographed dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Light rubbing to foot of spine, an excellent uncommonly bright copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine, light nicks to extremities, 3 small closed tears to head of front panel, 1 to head of rear panel, another to head of spine. With 36 full page facsimile reproductions of water colours, drawings, woodblock prints and photos, further illustrations in text, all by Gauguin. First French edition, number 80 of 100 copies, a facsimile of Gauguin's original manuscript journal, which, "represents an important project in book-making by this major artist". It is less common than the German edition, published in the same year with a total limitation of 400 copies. Only eight copies of the French edition have been traced at auction. The Artist and the Book 115. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Neighbours. Signed by the Author. With ALS from the Author.

      Robert Holden 1926 - First edition of the Author's first novel. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Firm VG copy with some spine lean, browning of the cut edge, spotting of the prelims and just a few spots to the contents in places. In VG- dust jacket which is generally somewhat faded and rubbed with wear at the ends of the spine and corners. A closed v tear in the centre of the rear panel and the wear at the top of the spine have been reinforced internally in the past with tape which, now gone, has left stains which are not visible from outside. With 1934 ALS from the author on Savage Club letterhead to Mr Partridge saying he will sign a copy of the book. The book is duly signed on the title page with "Yours sincerely". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hawthorn Books]
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        North American Indians. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Their Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America. 1832-1839.

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1926 - 2 volumes, large octavo, original pictorial red cloth, titles gilt to spines and front covers with pictorial decoration in gilt and black, top edge gilt, others uncut. Very light bumps and rubbing to ends of spines and tips; an excellent, fresh set. Over 300 colour illustrations on 180 plates, including 3 coloured maps, one folding. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts as well as more than four hundred paintings, including portraits and scenes of tribal life. The resultant book, first published with uncoloured plates in 1841, is "one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject" (Sabin). "The history and the customs of such a people," Catlin wrote, "preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from becoming their historian" (Hassrick). Hassrick 15; Sabin 11536.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Map of the State of New Hampshire.

      Elizabeth Shurtleff & Helen F. McMillin. Copyright 1926. Color poster / pictorial map on sheet 34 x 23 1/2 inches, multiple folds as issued now mimimised by professional mounting on linen. Fold separations at upper centre and at right centre have been repaired with some unevenness of color where inpainted. Owing to the detail and bright coloration of the design this is not very noticeable. A very decorative pictorial map of New Hampshire by Elizabeth Shurtleff. The ornate scroll border at left and right is used to great effect in highlighting different seals associated with the state, its towns and colleges. The main body of the map is filled with little pictographs representing historical events and contemporary activities. The influence of MacDonald Gill's Wonderground map of London Town is apparent in the "speech bubbles" with short pithy sayings or quips emerging from the mouths of many of the characters. A beautifully designed map.

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        Manoscritto autografo ''Sinossi delle Guerre Napoleoniche''. S.d. ma 1926-1930 ca.

      1926. 4 pagine di grande formato (320x218) vergate al solo recto e numerate in alto. Al verso di tre ff. in grafia calligrafica di altra mano indicazione ''Gennaio 1926'', ''Marzo 1926'', ''Ottobre 1926'': i fogli provenivano probabilmente da un'agenda del 1926 e vennero riutilizzati dal Duce. Si tratta di una serie di appunti autografi in cui ordinatamente annota le date e il nome delle Battaglie napoleoniche dal 9/5/1769 (battaglia di Pontenuovo) al 14/6/1815 (Battaglia di Waterloo) e riporta brevi e sporadici commenti sul numero delle vittime o sugli schieramenti. Nota è la passione del Duce per Napoleone tanto che, con l'aiuto di Gioacchino Forzano, compose il dramma teatrale «Campo di maggio» rappresentato per la prima volta a Roma nel 1930; lo spunto decisivo gli era giunto dalla lettura del «Napoleone» di Emil Ludwig ma ne affidò la stesura a un collaboratore di Puccini, che ne seguì con assoluta fedeltà le indicazioni. L'ottimo esito del lavoro incoraggiò Mussolini a proseguire nella collaborazione con Forzano e già nel 1931 fu pronto «Villafranca», il cui protagonista era Cavour e nel 1939 «Cesare», un'opera palesemente autoreferenziale. I presenti inediti fogli testimoniano l'attitudine alla ricerca di Mussolini e il suo attento studio su uno dei suoi personaggi storici preferiti. Tracce di piegatura e qualche arrossamento della carta nel margine superiore bianco.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Anne of Green Gables

      L.C. Page, and Company, Boston 1926 - Second edition from / new plates, made in 1925: / the old plates of the original / edition in 1908, being worn / out. With new illustrations. / L. M. Montgomery Macdonald / April / 1926. Illustrated by Elizabeth R. Withington. Extremely Rare - Inscribed by the Author. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Additionally inscribed with a former owner's provenance note to the front pastedown: "This book, autographed by the / author, was presented in 1948 to / Sister Mary Kathleen, then superintendent / of nurses, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, / by the author's son, Dr. Stuart / Macdonald, member of the / Staff of Obstetrics and Gynaecology [sic] / St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada. / To Franie / Affectionately / Aunt Amy / Dec. 13, 1977". Overall, a clean and attractive copy with strong provenance. The only signed Anne of Green Gables we have seen. After inscribing the book, the author bequeathed this copy to her son, Dr. Stuart Macdonald, who presented this volume to the nursing superintendent at the Toronto hospital where he worked. In turn, the nurse gave this copy to "Aunt Amy," who chronicled the book's ownership history in her inscription. Aunt Amy gifted this book, and additionally inscribed it, to Franie. Franie passed the book down to the step-mother of the most recent owner. The personal nature of this volume's provenance emphasizes the rareness of a signed copy of this title. The author's inscription relates to Elizabeth Withington's eight illustrated plates, including one frontispiece. The earliest editions of Anne of Green Gables contain illustrations by W. A. J. and M. A. Claus. All three artists were painters working with a variety of mediums, meaning their works had to be copied by printers for mass reproduction. By 1925, the printer's plates of Claus' work had been used to the point that they were no longer producing clear images. Rather than making new plates from the original Claus illustrations, Withington created new original illustrations for the subsequent printings. Although the choice of illustrator was likely made by the publisher, Montgomery's inscription, which is accompanied with a small cat silhouette illustration, implies she was rather fond of Withington's artwork. Anne of Green Gables is a story about a young orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is sent to live on a farm on Prince Edward Island with a family who had intended to adopt a boy. Montgomery drew much of the novel's setting from her own childhood experiences living with her grandparents on the eastern coast of the island. Like her readers, the author was quite taken with the jovial character she had created and wrote multiple sequels to this first installment of what would become a beloved children's series. Bound in the publisher's ribbed light teal cloth, with gilt lettering to the front board and spine, illustration of a woman's profile to the front board, publisher's advertisements at the rear of the text. A very good copy, with wear and light rubbing to the extremities, bright spine, spine cracked between the half-title and the frontispiece, otherwise intact spine, small piece of tape to the rear pastedown Illustrated by Elizabeth R. Withington Second edition from / new plates, made in 1925: / the old plates of the original / edition in 1908, being worn / out. With new illustrations. / L. M. Montgomery Macdonald / April / 1926. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Imperial Palaces of Peking

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Winnie The Pooh - the true first issue SIGNED by Ernest H. Shepard

      Methuen, 1926 A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1926. A very good book without inscriptions - a little off-setting to the endpapers. No foxing whatsoever. Some scuff marks to the front and rear boards and to the corners. SIGNED by Ernest H. Shepard to the top corner go the second endpaper with (Xmas 1926 also). Small name below. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper, showing 117th thousandth to the rear end flap. Small loss to the spine tips affecting 'winnie'. Some rubbing to the spine itself. A very nice and presentable copy of the rare Pooh title and exceptionally rare signed by the illustrator Shepard.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and ruling to front board, and top edge gilt, yellow map endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Spine rolled with bumps to spine ends, internally fresh; an excellent copy. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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