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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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        Payment Deferred

      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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      First edition printed in only 25 numebred copies on vergé d'Arches, this one number 1.Autograph inscription from Jean Cocteau to Henri Aubert, enriched with an autograph calling card, signed, from Roland Saucier glued to foot of half title page, bearing the inscription.Spine and upper cover slighlty and marginally faded as usual, a small tear to head of upper cover.Exceedingly rare.  Imprimerie centrale de l'Ouest Paris 1926 14x22cm agrafé sous chemise et étui

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        Charles Meryon - Notes et souvenirs sur Charles Meryon, Meryon artiste, Meryon poète, son tombeau

      Floury & Charavay. Edition originale du catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Charles Meryon (1821-1868), un des grands maîtres de l'estampe au XIXe siècle, orné d'un portrait-frontispice, de 31 illustrations hors-texte (dont une dépliante et une sur double page), et de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Exemplaire nominatif tiré sur Japon Floury & Charavay Paris 1926 & 1883 21x27cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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        Le rappel à l'ordre

      Stock. Collective Edition, one of the 5 numbered copies on Japan, leading copies. Binding half shagreen hazelnut corners, flat spine decorated with gilded past, slight traces of abrasion without gravity on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl, slightly bowed heads in cups, wrappers preserved and bound in arabesques, golden head, contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Stock Paris 1926 12x19cm relié

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        The Flying Ace--ALL COLORED CAST--Six Smashing Reels.

      Arlington, Florida. Norman Studios. No date. Ca. 1926. Broadside mailer 3 1/2 x 11 inches, unfolding to four sheets size 22 x 14 inches, including a full-page facsimile of the advertising Lobby Card. Black and white photo illustrations with blue or gold-tone background coloring; printed text in blue; overall near mint condition. An uncommon ephemeral item; WorldCat lists three library holdings for ephemera related to this film. One full-size sheet lists "A Great Line of Exploitation Accessories" including Window Cards and Slides; another full-size sheet offers a second facsimile Lobby Card. Text reads, following title, "The Flying Ace. The Greatest Airplane Mystery Story Ever Filmed... ALL COLORED CAST...SIX SMASHING REELS." Text one one sheets reports "The first Colored Picture with Real Flying in it, real stunts, loops, parachute jumps...flying upside down...etc." Further along it is noted the film "is full of good laughs and smashing fights, interspersed judiciously through the six reels." The film stars J. Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd. A scarce item; three WorldCat listings for ephemera related to this motion picture; an important addition to holdings relating to African-American film; overall near fine condition.

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        The Land of Mist.

      London: Hutchinson, n.d. [1926]. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.294; [26], publisher's adverts. In a recent binding of green full morocco, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine; top edge gilt, green marbled endpapers. Original green cloth front board and spine bound in at rear.Internally clean and bright, minor foxing to prelims and endmatter with some occasional marks. Initialled by Doyle to the title page, with the inscription: "With love from the / big brother / A C D". A gripping adventure story featuring Professor Challenger, Doyle's more dynamic and aggressive protagonist - described in "The Lost World" by one character as "just a homicidal megalomaniac with a turn for science". This novel was written after Doyle's turn to spiritualism, and Doyle here explores his spiritualist beliefs through the medium of adventure fiction.

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        L'eubage aux antipodes de l'unité

      Au sans pareil. First Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by the author to "Napoleon" Jeanneret, whose affectionate nickname Cendrars dons his compatriot Pierre Jeanneret, architect, cousin and partner of The He is passionate about ideas and modernist vision of these two architects whose manifesto "Five Points to a New Architecture "defining their architectural aesthetic is published in the same year 1926. Cendrars in Utopialand draw up a picture of the future Brasilia inspired by the work of his friends. spine and flat marginally insolated. It should be noted that like all copies of the Press, the book does not contain engravings of Joseph Hecht, following the wishes of Blaise Cendrars who do not appreciate. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Au sans pareil Paris 1926 14x19,5cm broché

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        Koseiha kenkyu (= Studie über den Konstruktivismus). Dritte Auflage. Tokyo. Chuobijutsusha 1926. 19,2 x 14,2 cm. 7 Seiten, 32 Tafeln mit Abbildungen, 82 Seiten und 4 Seiten Verlagshinweise. Illustrierte Originalbroschur.

      Chuobijutsusha, 1926.Originalausgabe. Weisenfeld, Mavo. Japanese artists and the avant-garde 1905-1931, Seite 196 mit Abbildungen. Vorliegende dritte Auflage des Werkes erschien im gleichen Jahr wie die Erstausgabe, was für die erhebliche Resonanz spricht, welche das Buch in Japan hervorgerufen hat. Es ist die zweite Veröffentlichung von Murayama nach seiner Europareise (1922/23) und widmet sich den konstruktivistischen Inhalten der Kunstströmungen in Europa dieser Zeit. Wichtiges Dokument für den Transfer der europäischen Avantgarde nach Japan und deren Adaption in die japanische Mavo Bewegung. Die herausragende Typografie des Buches spiegelt diese Verbindung in anschaulicher Weise wieder. Schön erhalten und sehr selten.

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        Chronik des Geschlechts Heintze.

      Hannover-Döhren, Haus Lindenhof, 1926 - 4°, 188 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Bildtafeln sowie 3 großen beiliegenden Falttafeln in Lasche auf hinteren Buchdeckel, 3 privat montierte alte Fotos der Familie, illustrierter Originalleinen mit Goldprägung - Vorsätze braunfl. sonst guter Zustand - 1926. M1790 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1130

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        The Sea: Its History and Romance.

      London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1924-1926. Sixteen parts bound in four volumes quarto, illustrated in colour and black & white; publisher's blue cloth boards, gilt, sailing ship vignette to front boards. An attractive set of Bowen's deluxe history of sailing and voyaging. The four volumes cover the history of voyaging to 1875, concentrating on the achievements of Great Britain ("Britain and her cousins must always look to Blue Water for their salvation"). This is a relatively early title by Bowen, a well-known and popular maritime author, who published titles such as Ships for All, and as editor of Merchant Ships of the World. A fine set.

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        Céleste Ugolin

      Simon Kra. First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Half navy blue Bradel binding over marbled paper boards by T. Boichot, date to foot of spine, covers and spine preserved (wormholes to edges), top edge gilt. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes to Aldous Huxley.With a frontispiece portrait of the author. Simon Kra Paris 1926 13x18cm relié

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        Six contes

      first edition printed 49 ex numbered ours one of 44 Japan.Binding half ...Handwritten signature of the author to the justification of the draw.Rare and very nice copy. Edouard Champion Paris 1926 15,5x20,5cm relié

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        The Land Of Mist.

      New York, George H. Doran Company 1926. First US Edition. 8vo. Near fine in publisher's green cloth with titles in black to spine and front board. Some residue remains of a white paper label that appears to have been fixed to the lower edge of the front board, aprt from this residue and a slight bump to the upper right hand corner the book is exceptionally clean and lovely. Slight spotting to the page edges, the book is clad in a lovely example of the fragile dustwrapper, wear to extremities and chipping to the top right hand corner of the front panel and to the base of the spine, otherwise unfaded and bright, some slight toning to the green and cream rear panel and spine but the virtues far outweigh the shortcomings. Scarce in the wrapper and even scarcer in a wrapper that doesn't look like it heaved itself down the Amazon wracked with yellow fever and babbling about dinosaurs.The third story in the series featuring Professor George Challenger, one of the most memorable characters in speculative fiction. Doyle's other great character beside Sherlock Holmes, Challenger had already starred in two novels 'The Lost World' (1912), and 'The Poison Belt' (1913) and would later appear in 'When the World Screamed' and 'The Disintegration Machine'; Brilliant, witty, insufferable, and blessed with a booming voice and a huge black beard, Challenger is an eccentric and able champion of the human race. Given the author's preoccupation with Spritism at this time, 'The Land of Mist' turned out to be a psychic adventure. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle.

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        Un Teatro De Arte En España. Madrid 1917-1925

      Ediciones De La Esfinge, Madrid 1926 - Contiene 49 reproducciones a todo color, tiradas a parte; 68 a todo color intercaladas en texto, 36 grabados en negro, 49 heliotipias según originales inéditos y creados especialmente para la Empresa de Gregorio Martinez Sierra. Intervinieron en la redacción, confección y ejecución de esta obra los escritores Manuel Abril, Tomás Borras, Rafael Cansinos Assens y Eduardo Marquina, los dibujantes Bagaría, Barradas, Bürman, Fontanals, Penagos y Sanchis Yago; los fotografos Miguel Andrès , Beringola, Calvache, Kaulak y Vidal; los fotograbadores Sucesores de Páez y Unión de fotograbadores. Tirada de 200 ejemplares numerados en papel Holanda con filigrana Van Gelder Zonen. Encuadernación artística realizada por Vilches en plena piel con mosaicos en buen estado, conserva las cubiertas originales. pág 198. Formato Folio mayor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chronicles of the East India Company trading to China 1635 1834


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        Winnie the Pooh, together with The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen and Co., 1926, 1928. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes; octavo. Handsomely bound in half green and burgundy morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, retaining the illustrated end papers and map to the front, original pictorial covers bound in at rear. Housed in a custom made cloth slipcase. Internally clean, exterior unmarked. A fine set, in attractive recent leather bindings. A lovely presentation of the two original Pooh story books. Children's Modern Firsts [p206], Shorter Cambridge English Lit. [1387-1389]. 'Winnie the Pooh' listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        Harper's Bazar.

      New York. International Magazine Company. 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.

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        Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Volume I: The Evolution of Modesty, The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity Auto-Erotism - Volume II: Sexual Inversion - Volume III: Analysis of the Sexual Impulse/ Love and Pain / The Sexual Impulse in Women - Volume IV: Sexual Selection in Man [Touch/Smell/Hearing/Vision] - Volume V: Erotic Symbolism / The Mechanism of Detumescence / The Psychic State in Pregnancy - Volume VI: Sex in Relation to Society - Volume VII: Eonism and Other Supplementary Studies.

      F.A. Davis Company,, 1926. Third Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company, 1926-28. 22cm x 14.5cm. xv, 352 (4), xi, 391, xii, 351, xi, 270, x, 285, xvi, 656, vii, 539 (7) pages. Original Hardcover (brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Seven Volumes (complete with very rare supplementary volume). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ex-libris labels on pastedowns. The only complete set on the international market. Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 ? 8 July 1939), was a British physician, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, including transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. He served as president of the Galton Institute and, like many intellectuals of his era, supported eugenics. (Wikipedia)nnThe seven volumes include for example the following chapters: nVolume I: Modesty an Agglomeration of Fears/ Children in Relation to Modesty/ The Phenoma of Sexual Periodicity/ The Phenomena of Blushing/ The Question of a Monthly Sexual Cycle in Men/ Insanity, Heart Disease/ The Annual Sexual Rhythm/ Tendency of the Sexual Impulse to Become Heightened in Spring and Autumn/ The Easter and Midsummer Bonfires/ The Growth of Children According to Season/ The Annual Curve of Bread Consumptions in Prisons/ Scarlet Fever/ Auto-Erotism/ The Japanese rin-no-tama and other Special Instruments for Obtaining Auto-Erotic Graification/ Abuse of the Ordinary Implements and Objects of Daily Life/ The Frequency of Hairpin the Bladder/ The Influence of Horse Exercise and Railway Travelling/ Sexual Excitement During Sleep/ Erotic Dreams/ Hysteria and the Question of its Relation to the Sexual Emotions/ The Early Greek Theories of Its Nature and Causation/ Charcot/ Breuer and Freud/ Neurasthenia/ Masturbation/ Mohammedan Attitude/ The Immense Part in Life Played by Transmuted Auto-Erotic Phenomena.nnVolume II: Homosexuality Among Animals/ The Albanians/ The Greeks/ The Eskimos/ The Tribes of the Northwest United States/ Sexual Inversion at Rome/ Homosexuality in Prisons/ Michelangelo/ Winkelmann/ Muret/ Walt Whitman/ Verlaine/ Burton's Climatic Theory of Homosexuality/ The Racial Factor/ Wesphal/ Hossli/ Casper/ Ulrichs/ Krafft-Ebing/ Moll/ Fere/ Kiernan/ Lydston/ Raffalovich/ Edward Carpenter/ Hirschfeld/ Sexual Inversion in Men and Women/ The Theory and Nature of Sexual Inversion/ The Freudian Theory/ The Influence of School/ The Code Napoleon/ Germany/ England/ THe Attitude of Society etc.nnVolume III: The Sexual Impulse a Factor of Instint/ The Sexual Impulse in Castrated Animals and Men/ Analogy Between the Sexual Relationship and that of the Suckling Mother and Her Child/ Sexual Selection a Part of Natural Selection/ The Fundamental Importance of Tumescence/ The Primitive Significance of Dancing in Animals and Man/ The Object of Courtship is to Produce Sexual Tumescence/ Analogy Between Coitus and Epilepsy/ Analogy of the Sexual Impulse to Hunger/ The Chief Key to the Relationship Between Love and Pain to be found in Animal Courtship/ Human Play in the Light of Animal Courtship/ The Frequency of Crimes Against the Person in Adolescence/ Marriage by Capture and its Psychological Basis/ Man's Pleasure in Exerting Force/ Sadism/ De Sade/ No Real Line of Demarcation Between Sadism and Masochism/ The Impulse to Strangle the Object of Sexual Desire/ The Wish to be Strangled/ Pain/ Anger and Fear the Most Powerful Emotions/ Their Biological Significance in Courtships/ The Physiological Mechanism of Fatigue Renders Pain Pleasurable/ The Primitive View of Women as a Supernatural Element in Life/ Embodying the Sexual Instinct/ Sexual Anaesthesia/ Special Characters of the Sexual Impulse in Women etc.nnVolume IV: The Primitive Character of the Skin/ Tickleishness/ The Secondary Sexual Skin Centres/ The Kiss/ The Bath/ Antagonism of Primitive Christianity to the Cult of the Skin/ Its Cult of Personal Filth/ The Primitiveness of Smell/ Rise of the Study of Olfaction/ Zwaardmaker/ Cloquet/ Smell as the Sense of Imagination/ Vasomotor and Muscular Effects/ Odorous Substances as Drugs/ The Specific Body Odors of Various Peoples/ The Ability to Distinguish Individuals by Smell/ The Sense of Smell in Neurasthenic and Allied States/ Olfactory Fetichism/ The Influence of Perfumes/ Their Aboriginal Relationship to Sexual Body Odors/ Fragrance of Flowers/ Synthetic Manufacture of Perfumes/ Musk/ Peau d'Espagne/ Smell of Leather and its Occasional Sexual Effects/ The Identity of many Plant Odors with Certain Body Odors/ The Evil Effects of Excessive Olfactory Stimulation/ The Symptoms of Vanillism/ Occasional Dangerous Results of the Odors of Flowers/ Effects of Flowers on the Voice/ The Place of Smell in Human Sexual Selections/ The Physiological Basis of Rhythm/ The Physiological Influence of Music on Muscular Action, Circulation, Respiration etc./ The Place of Music in Sexual Selection Among the Lower Animals/ The Larynx and Voice in Man/ Ancient Beliefs Concerning the Influence of Music in Morals, Education and Medicine/ Its Therapeutic Uses/ Significance of the Romantic Interest in Music in Puberty/ Primacy of Vision in Man/ Beauty as a Sexual Allurement/ The Objective Element in Beauty/ Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Various Parts of the World/ Savage Women Sometimes Beautiful from European Point of View/ Mutilation/ Steatopygia/ Obesity/ Gait/ The Pregnant Woman/ The Ideals of the Renaissance/ The Hair/ The Beard/ Beauty of Blondes and Brunettes/ The Love of the Exotic/ Movement/ The Mirror/ Narcissism/ Pygmalionism/ The Alleged Charm of Disparity in Sexual Attraction/ The Admiration for High Stature/ The Admiration for Dark Pigmentation/ The Charm of Parity/ Conjugal Mating/ The Origins of the Kiss etc.nnVolume V: Foot-Fetichism and Shoe-Fetichism/ Restif de la Bretonne/ The Chinese, Greeks, Spaniards, Romans, etc./ The Influence of Early Association and Emotional Shock/ The Tendency to Idealize the Defects of a Beloved Person/ Stendhal's 'Crystallisation'/ Erotic Fetichism/ Wide Extension of the Symbols of Sex/ The Fascination of Physical Constraint/ The Dynamic Element in Erotic Symbolism/ The Symbolism of Garments/ Scatalogic Symbolism/ Urolagnia/ Coprlagnia/ The Ascetic Attitude Toward the Flesh/ Scatalogy in Folk-Lore/ The Obscene as Derived from the Mythological/ The Scatalogy of Saints/ Influence of Nates Fetichism as a Transition to Coprolagnia/ Animals as Sources of Erotic Symbolism/ Mixoscopic Zoophilia/ Bestiality/ The Goat/ Exhibitionism/ A Symbolic Perversion of Courtship/ The Psychological Significance of Detumescence/ The Influence of Exercise/ Erogenous Zones/ Is There an Erotic Temperament?/ Characteristics of the Castrated/ Pigmentation/ Everted Lips/ Bright Eyes/ Shortness of Stature/ Profuse Hair/ The Relationship of Maternal and Sexual Emotion/ Conception and the Loss of Virginity/ Changes in the Nervous System/ Effects of Pregnancy etc.nnVolume VI: The Mother and Her Child/ The Child's Right to Choose its Ancestry/ Infant Mortality/ The Need of Rest During Pregnancy/ The Economic Question/ The Duty of the State/ Question of Coitus During Pregnancy/ Nurture Necessary as Well as Breed/ Precocious Manifestations of the Sexual Impulse/ Children's Ideas Concerning the Origin of Babies/ The Mother the Natural and Best Teacher/ Books on Sexual Enlightenment/ Value of Botany/ Menstruation/ Sexual Education/ The Valuation of Sexual Love/ The Attitude of Mediaeval Asceticism/ St. Bernard/ The Mystery of Sexual Desire/ Chastity Essential to the Dignity of Love/ The Eighteenth Century Revolt Against the Ideals of Chastity/ Unnatural Forms of Chastity/ Chastity Among the Early Christians/ The Penitentials/ Influence of the Renaissance and the Reformation/ The Revolt Against Virginity as a Virtue/ Potency and Impotence in Popular Estimation/ The Influence of Tradition on Sexual Abstinence/ The Physician As Reformer/ Alcohol/ The Influence of Physical and Mental Exercise/ The Inadequacy of Sexual Hygiene in this Field/ The Orgy/ Prostitution/ The Causes of Prostitution/ India, China, Japan/ Rome/ The Appeal of Civilization Attracts Women to Prostitution/ The Influence of Urban Life/ The Decay of the Brothel/ The Need of Reforming Marriage/ The Significance of Venereal Diseases/ The History of Syphilis/ The Social Dangers of Gonorrhoea/ The Innocent Victims of Venereal Diseases/ Prostitution in Relation to our Marriage System/ The Definition of the Term 'Morality'/ Ethics/ Manifestations of Sexual Morality/ The Theory of the Matriarchate/ Women in Babylonia/ Egypt/ The Ambiguous Influence of Christiantiy/ The Increase of Women Who Work/ The Sexual Responsibility of Women and its Consequences/ The Alleged Moral Inferiority of Women/ Marriage/ Among Animals/ Canon Law/ Contract/ False Ideas of Individualism/ With the Birth of a Child Marriage Ceases to be a Private Concern/ The Firm Basis of Monogamy/ The Art of Love/ Sexual Initiation in Africa and Elsewhere/ Flirtation/ Sexual Ignorance in Women/ The Husband's Education for Marriage/ Variation in Sexual Capacity/ The Lover Compared to the Musician/ The Proposal as a Part of Courtship/ Divination in the Art of Love/ The Unskilful Husband Frequently the Cause of the Frigid Wife/ Coitus Interruptus/ Jealousy/ Risks of Absence/ Primitive Function of Jealousy/ Platonic Friendship/ The Maternal Element in Women's Love/ The Problem of Love One of the Greatest of Social Questions/ The Science of Procreation etc.nnVolume VII: Eonism/ The Doctrine of Erogenic Zones/ The History of Florrie and the Mechanism of Social Deviation/ The Menstrual Curve of Sexual Impulse/ The Synthesis of Dreams: A Study of a Series of One Hundred Dreams/ The Conception of Narcissism/ Undinism/ Kleptolagnia/ The History of Marriage etc.

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        Insurance Maps of Braddock in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including North Braddock, Swissvale, Rankin, Edgewood, and Braddock Hills; Plat Maps

      New York: Sanborn Company, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. 1926. Large folio, 25 x 24 inches, in gray original buckram with leather corners, gilt brown leather front label, and leather spine label. Contains 114 maps with index, additional index affixed to front endpaper, and numerical stiff maroon tabs to fore edges, with corrections up to 1959. Printed on thick paper, slightly wavy, minor soil to top and bottom edges and some finger smudging, but maps in very good condition. Maps printed on both sides, with properties in numerous colors. Insurance maps, cousin to plat maps, show outlines of properties, with changes recorded in pasted-on clippings, giving a history of property ownership and development. Braddock volume includes North Braddock, Swissvale, Rankin, Edgewood, and Braddock Hills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oversized book requires extra postage, calculated upon purchase.

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        Über das Unendliche.

      First edition, offprint issue 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 ?-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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        Lettre à Jacques Maritain. - Réponse à Jean Cocteau

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

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        Wood-engravings for Les Eclogues

      Weimar: Cranach Press, 1926. Two suites of the wood-engravings for this beautiful book: The first, complete in 43 engravings, printed in brown, on silk-rag paper, invented by Maillol and Harry Kessler, one of which is signed with initial by Maillol, from the edition of 36 French-language copies on this paper. The second suite containing 42 of the 43 engravings is printed in black on yellow Japon paper. These suites were supposedly issued only with the vellum copies.

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