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        MANTRAP

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

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        LE PAYSAN DE PARIS

      Gallimard, 252 pp., Paris 1926 - Exemplaire Lettre e, des 14 hors commerce marqués de a à n. L'édition originale de cet ouvrage a été tirée à 1053 exemplaires et comprend: 109 réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, dont 9 hors commerce marqués de A à I, et 100 destinés aux Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française, numérotés de I à C, 944 exemplaires in-octavo couronne sur papier vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre dont 14 hors commerce marqués de a à n, 900 destinés aux Amis de l'Edition originale numérotés de 1 à 900, et 30 exemplaires d'auteur hors commerce, numérotés de 901 à 930. 12mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Fashizm; Ocherki po Italianskomu Fashizmu.

      1926 - Early Soviet Critique of Italian Fascism Novikov, Viacheslav. Fashizm, Ocherki po Italianskomu Fashizmu. S Prilozheniem Teksta Zakona 3. Aprelia 1926 G.O. Fashistkikh Sindikatakh. Paris: Vozrozhdenie - La Renaissance, [1926]. 120, [2] pp. [Bound with two unrelated titles] Items bound in contemporary three-quarter cloth over patterned boards. Light rubbing to extremities. Light browning to text, Fashizm has occasional underlining and annotations in pencil. A well-preserved copy of an uncommon item. * Text in Russian. This uncommon pamphlet offers a contemporary Soviet critique of the Fascist state established in Italy by Mussolini with the Law of Syndicates passed on April 3, 1926. The other two titles are Ramamurti, M. Sri. Gandhi: An Epic Fragment. Vizianagram: Grace & Co., [c.1935?], a biography of Gandhi in verse, and Bel'skii, V[ladimir Ivanovich]. The Golden Cockerel, a Fairy Tale. Opera in Three Acts by N. Rimsky Korsakov. Words by V. Bielsky (after Poushkin). English Version by Basil T. Timotheieff and Charles C. Hayne. New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d., an opera libretto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AMERICANA 1926

      1926 - MENCKEN, H.L.; [Editor]. AMERICANA 1926. Edited by H.L. Mencken. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. The second- and last- of these annual selections, listed by state or country, from "The American Mercury" magazine's department of Americana. Signed presentation from Mencken on the title page: "For Robert Lang, God save the writer., H.L. Mencken." A similar, and quite popular, collection was published the previous year, with Mencken also as editor. Very Good (front cover bright but spine is dull); few tears with a few having internal repairs with archival tape (some sunning & few chips) d/j. $500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Notes On Democracy (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 212 pp. Some pages still uncut. The special limited edition confined to 200 copies on Borzoi Rag Paper and SIGNED by Mencken. There were also an additional 35 copies on vellum. This is copy 190. A very good copy overall. Green cloth spine over patterned boards. Paper lable at spine. Spine a bit darkened with age. Small tape shadows on the endpapers else a clean well-bound copy. Additional printed paper spine label afixed to inside rear pastedown. Lacking the original slipcase. A Mencken rarity.

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        AMERICANA 1926

      1926. MENCKEN, H.L.; [Editor]. AMERICANA 1926. Edited by H.L. Mencken. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. The second- and last- of these annual selections, listed by state or country, from "The American Mercury" magazine's department of Americana. Signed presentation from Mencken on the title page: "For Robert Lang, God save the writer..., H.L. Mencken." A similar, and quite popular, collection was published the previous year, with Mencken also as editor. Very Good (front cover bright but spine is dull); few tears with a few having internal repairs with archival tape (some sunning & few chips) d/j. $500.00.

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        Notes On Democracy (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 212 pp. Some pages still uncut. The special limited edition confined to 200 copies on Borzoi Rag Paper and SIGNED by Mencken. There were also an additional 35 copies on vellum. This is copy 190. A very good copy overall. Green cloth spine over patterned boards. Paper lable at spine. Spine a bit darkened with age. Small tape shadows on the endpapers else a clean well-bound copy. Additional printed paper spine label afixed to inside rear pastedown. Lacking the original slipcase. A Mencken rarity.

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        La Fiera Letteraria. 1929. Anno V. n. 1-5, 7-9, 11-14, 16-39, 41, 43, 45, 48-51

      Roma: , , 1926. Brossura (wrappers). Buono (Good). 42 fascicoli. Folio. pp. 8/fasc. Buono (Good). .

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        The Captive [LESBIAN PLAY]

      Brentano's Publishers New York 1926 - First Edition. F. E. Warren dustjacket art. Very scarce lesbian themed play known in French as La Prisonniere, translated by Arthur Hornblow Jr. The original production of The Captive was the talk and scandal of New York when it opened on September 29, 1926 because its central theme was lesbian love and the struggle of one woman to live within the constraints of a society that could only condemn. The play's forbidden love story was so controversial for the time that the entire cast was arrested for indecency. This copy with two original theatre brochures. Near Fine but for modern bookplate at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips and wear, scotch tape mend at lower front panel, some scotch tape pieces at verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Gloire de Râma, 1926-1927

      Complete and original autograph manuscript signed 176 folio pages written in black ink on the front. Jacketed autographs a little torn, the second dated Paris - October 9, 1926 and Paris - November 8, 1927 Many autograph corrections of the author and title crossed out (initially History of Rama). Romance novel based on the Ramayana epic poem ancient Sanskrit. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. 1926-1927 176pp. in-folio en feuillets

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        Les Plaisirs de la Table. Où, sous une forme nouvelle, l'Auteur a dévoilé maints délicieux secrets et recettes de bonne Cuisine, transcrit les précieux avis de Gourmets fameux et de fins Gastronomes, conseillers aimables et sûrs de l'Art du Bien-Manger. Préface de Robert de Flers. Dessins de P. F. Grignon

      Paris: by the author and J. Meynial, 1926. Small quarto, 333 pages. First edition, trade issue on verge antique. A "remarquable livre de recettes." (Oberlé. Le Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus). Nignon was chef to the Tsar, and to the Austrian Emperor, before cooking at the grand Parisian restaurant, Larue. His cookbook is filled not just with recipes redolent of the finest French cooking, but also many historical culinary anecdotes. Bound in a drab brown cloth, with leather spine label, original wrappers bound in. Inscribed by the author on a front preliminary, "a Monsieur William Brewster, Respecteux hommages de l'auteur, E. Nignon". [Oberlé 277; Cagle cites the second edition of 1930 only].

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        Der Traenen-Krug

      Jerusalem: Im Verlage des National-Museums "Bezalel" Jerusalem, 1926. Hardcover. g. Incomplete, lacking two plates. Portfolio (9 1/4" x 12 1/4"). 22 of 24 drawings & fold-out with title-page, colophon and foreword resting in original quarter-cloth over black paper-covered portfolio with illustrated cover plate, gold lettering and folding flaps. The drawings by Jewish artist, Abel Pann are reproduced in b/w and duo tone and show the infamous pogroms against Jews in the Ukraine & Czarist Russia in the late 1910's. The 'shocking' drawings remind modern viewers of depiction's of the Holocaust. Foreword by H. P. Chajes. Text in German. Age wear and staining on portfolio. Edges of folding flaps creased and partly chipped. Portfolio in fair, plates in overall very good condition. Incomplete with two plates missing.

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        STYRBIORN THE STRONG - an inscribed copy

      Cape 1926 - Black cloth lettered an decorated in gilt. Small bump/crease to spine, some offsetting to eps, a VG copy in a fine facsimile dust jacket. NOTE - inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and dated February 1940. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        Sea and Sussex from Rudyard Kipling Verse

      New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1926. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 150 copies of which the present copy is number 36 signed by Kipling. 94pp. nicely illustrated by Donald Maxwell with tipped in color plates, bound in pale blue paper covered boards backed in vellum, spine lettering gilt, a bit of wear to corners, a very nice clean copy without names or plates.

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        C'ÉTAIT LE SOIR DES DIEUX [IT WAS THE EVENING OF THE GODS]

      Paris: Éditions Mornay, 1926. No. 213 OF 425 NUMBERED COPIES. This is a striking volume that links considerable aesthetic achievements 80 years apart: a sumptuous specimen of Art Deco book illustration in an animated modern binding by an imaginative and innovative artisan. The brilliant colors of the bouquet on the cover echo the rich pochoir illustrations, with their lush depictions of Tahiti. Our French binder Armelle Guégant (b. 1969) has won numerous awards, and her work is sought after by bibliophiles, who are attracted to her adventuresome designs. Jean Dorsenne is the pen name of journalist and novelist Étienne Troufleau (1892-1944), who travelled to Tahiti after the First World War, documenting the beauty and culture of Polynesia in six "exotic" novels, of which the present one was the first. This deluxe edition has richly colored illustrations by Umberto Brunelleschi, an Italian artist better known as a set designer for La Scala in Milan and Les Folies Bergère in Paris, and as costume desginer to Josephine Baker. Dorsenne joined the French Resistance during World War II; he was captured by the Gestapo and died in Buchenwald.. 208 x 156 mm. (8 1/8 x 6 1/8"). 2 p.1., 232 pp., [2] leaves. No. 213 OF 425 NUMBERED COPIES. DELIGHTFUL ELABORATELY ONLAID GREEN MOROCCO BY ARMELLE GUÉGANT (signed on front turn-in), upper cover with complex onlays consisting of various colors and textures of leather forming an abstract floral bouquet, iridescent bronze endpapers, original illustrated paper wrappers bound in. Housed in a fleece-lined cloth slipcase with matching morocco trim. With head- and tailpieces and other text decoration in a Tahitian style by Maurice L'Hoir, and with 12 plates by U. Brunelleschi, all printed in color by Saudé. Some of the darker colors in the illustrations offset on facing page, the occasional very minor small spot in the margins, otherwise very bright, fresh, and clean internally, and in a vibrant new binding. This is a striking volume that links considerable aesthetic achievements 80 years apart: a sumptuous specimen of Art Deco book illustration in an animated modern binding by an imaginative and innovative artisan. The brilliant colors of the bouquet on the cover echo the rich pochoir illustrations, with their lush depictions of Tahiti. Our French binder Armelle Guégant (b. 1969) has won numerous awards, and her work is sought after by bibliophiles, who are attracted to her adventuresome designs. Jean Dorsenne is the pen name of journalist and novelist Étienne Troufleau (1892-1944), who travelled to Tahiti after the First World War, documenting the beauty and culture of Polynesia in six "exotic" novels, of which the present one was the first. This deluxe edition has richly colored illustrations by Umberto Brunelleschi, an Italian artist better known as a set designer for La Scala in Milan and Les Folies Bergère in Paris, and as costume desginer to Josephine Baker. Dorsenne joined the French Resistance during World War II; he was captured by the Gestapo and died in Buchenwald.

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        Galerie Alfred Flechtheim: Ausstellung George Grosz, 29. März - 24. April 1926 [Veröffentlichungen des Kunst-Archivs, Nr. 1]

      Das Kunstarchiv Verlag, Berlin 1926 - Quarto. 36pp. Original printed wrappers. Catalog published on the occasion of an exhibition of paintings and drawings by George Grosz, held during the Spring of 1926 in Berlin, at the Galerie Alfred Flechtheim.* This catalog features 24 duo-tone and b/w photographic reproductions. Includes a poem by Gottfried Benn, and four essay on the artist and his work by Carl Einstein, Marc Neven, Max Herrmann, and Florent Fels. Some age-wear and moderate soiling on wrappers. Upper corners bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in German, gothic script, with one of the four essays in French. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. * Alfred Flechtheim (1878-1937) was a German art dealer, art collector, journalist and publisher. Flechtheim appeared in the art world shortly after 1900, with a collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne; French Avant garde early works of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and André Derain; paintings of Wassily Kandinsky, Maurice de Vlaminck, Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, and the Rhein Expressionists Heinrich Campendonk, August Macke, Heinrich Nauen (de), and Paul Adolf Seehaus (de). Flechtheim opened his first gallery in Düsseldorf in 1913, followed by galleries in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Vienna. Flechtheim served in the German Army during World War I, but not at the front. His art business collapsed during the war but he re-opened in Düsseldorf in 1919. In 1921 he founded "Der Querschnitt" (the Cross Section), a cultural magazine. Legendary, glamorous parties in Flechtheim's gallery overflowed with the glitterati of the new Berlin: movie stars, titans of finance, prizefighters and artists of every stripe. As Hitler rose to power in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Flechtheim became a bête noire because of the art he espoused and championed. In 1933, Sturmabteilung men broke up an auction of Flechtheim's paintings. The Nazis aryanized Flechtheim's gallery, as they would many other Jewish businesses, and turned it over to Flechtheim's business manager, Alex Vömel. After the war, former party member Vömel said he didn't even remember who Flechtheim was. The Nazis seized and sold off Flechtheim's private collection, as well as the contents of his gallery. Emigration and Death Six months after the Nazis came to power in 1933, Flechtheim, penniless, fled to Paris, and tried to find work with his former business partner, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. Flechtheim subsequently organized exhibits in London of the paintings of exiled German artists. In London, Flechtheim slipped on a patch of ice, was taken to a hospital, punctured his leg on a rusty nail in his hospital bed, developed septicemia leading to amputation of his leg, and died. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Monsieur Godeau intime

      - Nrf, Paris 1926, 17x22cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 109 ex numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 109 ex numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire.

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        Estrangement: Being Some Fifty Thoughts from a Diary Kept by William Butler Yeats in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Nine.

      Dublin: Cuala Press, 1926. Octavo. (viii), 48pp. One of three hundred copies. Illustrated with a device of an eagle attacking a small bird by T. Sturge Moore, in red. Cracked in two places, else a near fine copy in cloth-backed boards with paper label to spine. (Miller 38).

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        The Land of Mist

      George H. Doran Company 1926 - New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926. First American edition. Hardcover. 285 pp. Very good, in a very good jacket. Minor edge wear with a small gift inscription on the front free endpaper, dated December 25, 1927. Jacket has light edge wear and rubbing with a few small scuffs to the panels and light soil. Two-inch closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works in Prose and Verse. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]

      London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1917-1926 - 23 volumes, octavo (220 x 143 mm). Finely bound by Riviere and Son in contemporary half tan calf, burgundy and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some spotting to frontispieces and fore-edges, spines and extremities a little rubbed, an excellent set. Photogravure frontispieces, double-page map to rear of each volume. The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. Macmillan became Hardy's publishers in 1902 and "in 1912 they undertook a new and definitive edition, called (at Frederick Macmillan's suggestion) the 'Wessex Edition'. For this edition Hardy revised his novels throughout for the last time In a 'General Preface to the Novels and Poems', dated October 1911 and printed in Vol. I, he explained his classification of his novels here adopted for the first time (revealing his estimate of their relative merits) and offered a brief apologia for his work. This is an essay of primary importance The Wessex Edition is in every sense the definitive edition of Hardy's work and the last authority in questions of text" (Purdy). Volumes 1-18 make up the novels and volumes 19-23 the poetry; a further volume was published posthumously in 1931 but is not included within this set. Purdy, pp. 282–286.

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        Les Églogues ... Texte original et traduction nouvelle par Marc Lafargue. Imprimées par Harry de Kessler. Bois dessinés et exécutés par Aristide Maillol

      Weimar: Cranach Press (sold in Paris by Galerie Druet), 1926. Large 4to (binding: 326 x 242 mm). 110, [5] pp. Text in Latin and French. 44 woodcuts by Aristide Maillol, including Cranach Press device on front wrapper; 16 initials designed by Eric Gill and ornamented by Maillol. Copy no. 74 of the regular issue of 250 on Maillol wove paper, from a total French edition of 292. bound by Pierre Legrain in chocolate morocco, overall geometric decor of parallel arcs in gold with areas of cross-hatching, in the interstices patches of variously sized small palladium circles, the design continued onto the spine, lettered in palladium, and onto the wide turn-ins, light brown suede doublures, gold, silver and black marbled liners, original illustrated wrappers preserved; front turn-in signed in gilt "Pierre Legrain"; original chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Colonel Daniel Sickles, bookplate, his sale Paris, 1962-63; with Pierre Berès (sale Paris, Bergé, part 4, 20 June 2006, lot 160).*** A superb geometric binding by Pierre Legrain, on one of the most celebrated of modern artists' books. The Cranach Virgil was the result of a collaboration between the Catalan sculptor Aristide Maillol, Count Harry Kessler, Eric Gill, and other book artisans, which lasted nearly a decade. Maillol and Kessler conceived the idea for this volume while visiting Greece together in 1912. Maillol cut the woodcuts in 1912-1914 in his native village of Banyuls, near the Spanish border. As explained in Kessler's long colophon, the artist drew on local customs (dances) and monuments for inspiration. This was the first of several editions of classical texts illustrated by Maillol. The type was designed by Edward Prince, based on types used by Nicolas Jenson in the 1470s. The wove hemp paper was handmade by Aristide's nephew Gaspard Maillol in a small studio on the road between Marly-le-Roi and Montval (and came to be known as papier de Montval). After all this work, the war came, and the edition was not completed until the mid-1920s, when it was issued in German, English, and French editions. This beautiful copy was exhibited in Paris at the Bibliothèque nationale in 1947, at the Exposition de la Société de la reliure originale. Garvey & Hofer, The Artist and the Book 172; Riva Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, 110; Rewald, The Woodcuts of Aristide Maillol, 8-52. Pierre Legrain relieur: Répertoire descriptif et bibliographique (Paris: Blaizot, 1965), no. 1200, pl. LXI.

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        Les Bestiaires

      Paris, Mornay 1926 - 22.5x2x17 cm Edition tirée à 587 exemplaires, comprenant des illustrations de Hermann-Paul. Il s'agit de l'un des 30 exemplaires imprimé sur papier Japon Impérial. Une superbe copie, dans de parfaites conditions. Edition of 587 copies including illustrations by Hermann-Paul. One of only 30 copies on Japon imperial. Superbe copy in perfect conditions.

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        Max Linder.] Maks Linder

      Kino-Izdatelstvo (Kinopechat), Moscow 1926 - With five photographic illustrations. Second edition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. 15, (1) p. Early Soviet-Russian, illustrated biographical pamphlet on Max Linder, in constructivist cover. In the 1920s Kinopechat, the Soviet state publishing house for cinema, published a series of booklets focusing on the popular foreign film actors of the day. Each pamphlet was published with striking constructivist cover, designed by different artists, the cover of this brochure is uncredited. Old price in ink to rear. Spine slightly damaged, edges chipped. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PUDOVKIN'S FAMOUS EDITING TECHNIQUES] Kinostsenarii: Teoriya stsenariya [i.e. Film Script: The Theory of a Script]

      Kinopechat', Moscow 1926 - 64 pp. 15x11 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Rear wrapper is detached and the front wrapper is almost detached from the text block, low margin of p.19 is cut off. Otherwise very good. The first book by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893-1953), a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor. Pudovkin, proves just how integral Russian film was to cinema at the beginning of the 20th century by providing his own montage theory, slightly different from that of Eisenstein, that formed the foundation of the classic Hollywood style of editing, which is used in almost every film today. «The foundation of film art is editing.» In this edition he for the first time describes his editing techniques: contrast, parallelism, symbolism, simultaneity, and leit motif. Each of these techniques are in every editor's arsenal and used in virtually every film made around the world. The constructivist design of the wrappers by Piotr Galadzhiev (1900-1971), Soviet actor, set designer and artist who besides participating in theatre productions was also an illustrator for a few film magazines. He also designed covers for the film magazine Kino-Eye and for the popular film library Kinopechat, for which he produced a cover for the 1926 pamphlet on Sergei Eisenstein and his famous film 'Battleship Potemkin'. Worldcat locates copies in Bowdoin College Library, USC Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle

      The First UK Printing published by William Blackwood And Sons in 1926. Correct First issue with dark blue cloth and gilt titling. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Some light pushing at the spine ends. Gilt titling to the spine remains bright. Some light toning and spotting to the text-block and prelims but the pages remain clean. Slight offsetting to the end-papers. Loosely inserted is a ticket for Hugh MacDiarmid's 70th Birthday party hosted by the Edinburgh City committee communist Party. Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) was Scotland’s most influential and controversial writer in the 20th century. He urged and enabled the regeneration of all aspects of Scotland’s literature and culture through his poetry, polemical writing and political activity. 'A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle' (1926) is generally regarded as Scotland’s masterpiece of Modernism. 'He started writing in Scots, using words and phrases he knew from boyhood and acquired from reading in dictionaries and works of Scottish literature from earlier eras. The poems of Sangschaw (1925), Penny Wheep (1926) and A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle (1926) were shocking, adult, wry, rebarbative, difficult, piercingly sweet, unsentimental and brutal. They established a new dispensation for Scottish literature, and modernist lusts: for the body and the sexually explicit cognate with Joyce and Lawrence; for the local and demotic, cognate with William Carlos Williams; for the difficult, cognate with Eliot; for the vatic and austere, cognate with Yeats and Pound; for the intellectually demanding, cognate with Stevens and Valéry; but uniquely in the Scottish context, reclaiming a literary history that had fallen into neglect and obfuscation. Forget about Burns, he advised, go back to Dunbar and Henryson, recover and reclaim a national tradition that goes back through millennia.' (Scottish Poetry Library). A wonderful copy of the author's key poetry collection and scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Teddy Bear and Other Songs

      1926. First Edition . Signed. MILNE, A.A. (words). FRASER-SIMSON, H. (music). SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrations). Teddy Bear and Other Songs from “When We Were Very Young” London: Methuen and Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, (1926). Slim folio (10 by 13 inches), original half blue cloth, stiff gray paper boards, printed pictorial cover label, uncut. $2200.Signed limited first edition of the second collection of songs based on MilneÂ’s beloved poetry for children, number 47 of only 100 copies signed by Milne, composer H. Fraser-Simson and illustrator E.H. Shepard.Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from ""When We Very Young"", 1925), this volume, again featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for 14 more verses from that book, including ""The Alchemist,"" ""The Four Friends,"" ""At the Zoo,"" ""If I were King"" and the title poem. The book was dedicated to the future Queen Elizabeth II. Cutler & Stiles, 116. Interior generally clean; a few pages roughly opened. An attractive copy in very nearly fine condition.

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        A Natural History of the Ducks. With Plates in Color and in Black and White from Drawings by Frank W. Benson, Allan Brooks and Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

      Boston. Houghton Mifflin Co., at The Riverside Press. 1922 -1926.. 1926. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to. 31.5cm, First Edition, in 4 volumes, illustrated with 102 plates (74 in colour) & 118 distribution maps, quarter linen backed paper over boards with paper labels, board edges expertly restored, a fine clean sound set (cds) - Casey Wood 518; Nissen IVB-728. Among the classic works on ornithology and of modern illustrated books. It is an extensive account of the ducks of the world, with synonyms, description, distribution, and characteristic habits, etc. for each species. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        David

      1926. First Edition . Signed. LAWRENCE, D.H. David. A Play. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. Octavo, original paper covered boards. $1500.First American edition, presentation association copy inscribed on the half title by D.H. Lawrence to his “closest friends”: “Earl + Achsah from D.H. Lawrence.”Lawrence first met Earl Brewster and his wife Achsah Brewster in 1921 in Capri. The couple, American artists who shared LawrenceÂ’s love of travel, were his “closest friends in the 1920s” (Meyers, 251). The couple had a great influence on LawrenceÂ’s literary works, with Lawrence claiming that Earl had given him the idea for his last novel, The Escaped Cock. Achsah was one of only 10 people to attend LawrenceÂ’s funeral, and “the Brewsters were among the very few of LawrenceÂ’s friends who never turned on him or against whom he never felt anger or disappointment” (Roberts in Meyers, 134). The Brewsters published a memoir of the author in 1934, entitled D. H. Lawrence: Reminiscences and Correspondence. Lawrence signed this book four months before his death. This is the first American edition, published only months after the first English edition. Roberts A34. Text clean and fine, original boards bright. Expert restoration to original spine. A very good copy with a wonderful association.

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        The Great Gatsby

      Chatto and Windus London (1926} - First English Edition, First Issue. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering at spine, octavo. A 20th Century literary high-spot and basis for several film productions including, interestingly enough, a 1926 silent version directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Warner Baxter and Lois Wilson. Very Good, attractive and firmly bound volume, spine ends rather mildly rubbed, some light foxing to early pages, some dog eared pages, neat contemporary signature at front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen and Co., 1926.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xi; [5]; 158; [2]. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine, gilt decoration to upper, top edge gilt and illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Shepard. Small loss to top right corner of page 11 and bottom right corner of page 1, small closed tear to page 157, not encroaching on text and neat repaired. Occasional ghosts of folds and marks to the textblock. The cloth shows well with some rubbing to corners and spine ends, some bubbling to cloth on the upper board, a very good, sound copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Winnie-the-Pooh.

      Methuen & Co.,, London: 1926 - Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First British edition. Small octavo, bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt, illustrated map endpapers. Brief gift inscription (from 1926) on front endpage, else very good or better. No dust jacket. ; 158 pages B000O5RG4O [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber quantentheoretische Kinematik und Mechanik

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Offprint from: Mathematische Annalen, Vol. 95, Nr. 5. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926, pp. 683-705. Bound without wrapper; titel page torn at inner margin. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Iz istorii kampanii 1914 goda na russkom fronte. Nachalo voiny i operatsii v Vostochnoi Prussii [The history of the 1914 campaign on the Russian front. The beginning of the war and the operation in Eastern Prussia]

      Plamia, Prague 1926 - Quarto (25.5 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; X, 436 pp. 14 maps and schemes on separate coated paper. A very good, uncut and unopened copy; light soil to wrappers and spine strip and a few nicks to creases. One of the earliest and most detailed accounts of the Russian invasion of East Prussia following the declaration of war with Germany in 1914. General Lieutenant Golovin commanded numerous regiments during WWI; in 1919 he attempted to join the Kolchak White government in Siberia, but finding the latter in disarray he returned to Paris, where he became well known as a military historian and tactician. After the publication of this initial work on World War I, Golovin continued to study the war both from the perspective of Russian generals and through the memoirs of German and Austrian military leaders, and three further volumes appeared in Paris in 1930, 1936 and 1940 respectively. In the present volume, Golovin describes the outbreak of war, Russia's military position, as well as the first operations in Eastern Prussia. The extensive appendix reproduces a series of official orders as well as fourteen charts and strategic maps, loosely inserted on better paper stock. Savine 06239. Rare, especially with the complete set of cards. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Poèmes

      Toulouse, Editions Richard 1926 - 25.5x2.3x19.5 cm Edition tirée à 400 exemplaires. Imprimé sur papier Vélin d'Arches. Exemplaire comprenant 16 aquarelles de G. Gaudion. Dans de parfaites conditions. Edition of 400 copies. Copy on Velin d'Arches.Editionincluding 16 original watercolours by G. Gaudion.Perfect Conditions.

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        A History of English Wallpaper 1509 - 1914.

      - NY, Scribners, London, Batsford [1926]. Hefty quarto, excellent in publisher's gilt cloth, dustwrapper and dropfront box (the hinges and corners of this sometime strengthened and a title label added to the spine). xiii,281pp, 70 mounted colour, numerous photo plates. A most appealing copy and Cecil B. De Mille's copy with his Iribe bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Le thé du capitaine Sogoub

      First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on Japon impérial paper, the tirage de tête with 20 on vélin de cuve, which also have (like the copies on Japon) a double suite of the illustrations. This copy, as called for in the justification, is complete with its double suite of illustrations. With 6 etchings hors text by Natalia Goncharova. A very good copy (spine very slightly discolored, which is rare). % Au sans pareil Paris 1926 14,5x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        SAILING SHIPS AND BARGES OF THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND ADRIATIC SEAS. A Series of Copper Plates engraved in the Line manner by Edward Wadsworth and coloured by hand, with an Introduction and Brief Descriptions by Bernard Windeler.

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, 1926. Original orange and white cloth binding with a slightly darkened spine, and minor rubbing, soiling, a touch of sunning to the extremities, and a few small spots of discoloration to the rear board. Minor separation of text block following page 40, remaining intact and attractive. A few tiny spots of light soiling to the edge of the page margins here and there; very minor. Previous owner's bookplate affixed neatly on the inside of the front cover. Contains numerous engraved plates, many of which are hand-colored. Number 431 of 450 published. First and only edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Les vertus I, II, III

      First edition for some parts, one of 15 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête.Handsome autograph inscription dated and signed by Adrienne Monnier  : "A Léon-Paul Fargue, avec ma grande admiration..."A small marginal tear to the centre of upper cover, endpapers slightly shaded. Société générale d'Imprimerie et d'édition Paris 1926 23x29,5cm broché

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        Original Signed Photograph

      - An extremely rare signed portrait photograph of the notoriously awful soprano, inscribed to Countess de Pokorsky and dated October 26, 1926. Jenkins is shown wearing the Spanish outfit that she featured in her performances of the song, "Clavelitos" (during which she would throw flowers from a basket under her arm into the audience.)  Photographed by Elite Studios, New York. Two small mounting remnants on the verso; one corner loss; overall in fine condition. 8.5 x 12.75 inches (21.2 x 32.3 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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        Prohibition At its Worst.

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1926. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Prof. Frederick W. Rowan with the compliments and esteem of Irving Fisher." In fine condition.

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