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

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

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        REPORT. TRACTION FACILITIES. Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad Company. Jamestown, N.Y. Volume I.

      New York: Stevens & Wood, Incorporated, 1926. 1st Edition. Leather binding with title gilt stamped to front cover. Brown marbled paper eps. Edgewear. Minor chipping at spine ends. Very Good.. 83 numbered leaves. Typed text, recto only, on onionskin paper, with red rule border. Leaves 71 through 83 with 26 b/w captioned photographs, 2 per leaf [on recto]. Of the 26 photographs, 3 show rolling stock [e.g. 'Class "B" Passenger Car No. 310'] with the remainder showing divers buildings etc [e.g., 'Passenger Station - Village of Westfield' & 'Signal Tower at Pennsylvania R.R. Crossing in Mayville']. 11" x 8-3/8" This report, [1 volume of 3] submitted on March 10, 1926 in New York by Stevens & Wood to George L. Maltby, General Manager of the Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad Company, is an inventory and appraisal of the property of the railroad, including: 1) the electric railway line located in the County of Chautauqua, NY, owned and operated by the railroad, including roadways, tracts, paving, bridges, culverts, fences, signs, signals, telephone lines, poles and fixtures, distribution and transmission system; 2) railroad lines located in Chautauqua County, NY, known as the Chautauqua and Falconer Branches of the railroad, which have not been electrified and have been abandoned, including roadways, tracks, bridges and culverts; 3) cars and their electrical equipment; 4) substation buildings and equipment in Westfield and Mayfield; 5) feeder lines interconnecting the distribution system along the right of way of the railroad with the Chautauqua Traction Company’s substation at Stow and in Mayville; 6) all stations, waiting rooms and miscellaneous buildings and structures identified as the property of the railroad; 7) Midway Park, owned by the railway company.Not present are Volumes II & III, with "inventory summaries showing quantities, prices and extensions grouped according to Tax Districts and by accounts and the Cost References." An excellent source of New York local history for the mid-1920s.

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        [Op. 7]. Georg Büchners Wozzeck Oper in 3 Akten (15 Szenen)... Op. 7 Partitur. [Full score]

      Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 7379], 1926. First Edition. The spellings "orkester" (passim) and "kor" (p. 291) suggest that the performance for which this copy was used either took place in Scandinavia or was led by a Scandinavian conductor. Georg Büchner's (1813-1837) fragmentary drama Woyzeck [not "Wozzeck"] was written in 1836, but it remained unpublished until 1879 and did not see the stage before Max Reinhardt produced it in Munich in 1913. Its Viennese premiere, in 1914, prompted Berg to compose his opera?the first atonal opera in history and arguably the most successful one to this day. "Wozzeck was an epoch-making work that broke new ground musically, emotionally and dramatically. If Büchner's play was discovered and first performed at a time when its techniques and concerns seemed strikingly contemporary, it also appeared at a moment when its extreme states were peculiarly suited to Berg's musical language - an atonal language that, constantly hovering on the edge of tonal confirmation, becomes a perfect musical metaphor for the emotional and mental state of the opera's chief protagonist. The world that the opera presents is a projection of the tortured mind of Wozzeck himself: a world without normality or humanity and peopled by grotesques, a haunted world of strange, hallucinatory voices and visions and of natural phenomena indifferent to the human tragedy being played out." Douglas Jarman in Grove online. Folio. Black-cloth backed decorative paper boards with titling gilt to spine, original publisher's light green upper wrapper printed in dark green bound in. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication in facsimile of Berg's handwriting: "Alma Maria Mahler zugeeignet"), [i] ("Szenarium" [table of contents]), [i] (list of orchestral instruments), [i] (cast list), [i] (instructions for performing the Sprechstimme), 5-405 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Printer's note to lower right corner of last page of music: "Waldheim-Eberle A.G., Wien, VII." A facsimile of the copyist's manuscript. Extensive markings in pencil and red crayon by an unknown conductor to pp. 55-89, 123-171, 215-237, 246-256, 275-348, and 364-405. Handstamp "00006" to upper left corner of upper wrapper. Binding slightly worn and rubbed; upper wrapper slightly worn and soiled; lower wrapper lacking. Slightly worn; tear to verso of blank outer edge of title repaired; corners of some leaves slightly creased; minor repair to blank outer edge of final leaf.

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      Charles Scribner's 1926 - "Smoky: The Cow Horse", by Will James. Charles Scribner's, NY. First US Edition, First Printing, First Issue dust jacket with $2.50 price, correct blurbs, 1926 date on title page with no later printings noted and Scribner seal! Condition: Very Good in Good- Dust Jacket Tight Binding. Pages are clean and bright. Moderate wear. Dust Jacket is fairly clean with some tears and chipping along edges, one creased area on rear panel, and there is a split along all the way up spine along front panel. Price not clipped ($2.50). Overall a nice copy! Newbery Medal Winner! Very Scarce! One of the hardest Newbery Medal first editions to find (especially in dust jacket). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The "Walking-Stick" Method of Self-Defence.

      London: Athletic Publications Ltd.,, [1926]. By an Officer of the Indian Police. Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black, front board lettered and panelled in black. With the dust jacket. 16 double-sided photographic plates. Front board very lightly bowed, light spotting to edges. An excellent copy in the slightly soiled and nicked dust jacket with a toned and chipped spine panel and a closed tear along the front joint affecting half a letter. First edition of this idiosyncratic stick-fighting handbook combining the "canne" method of Swiss master Pierre Vigny (referred to by Lang as "Vigui") with the "bois" method widespread in the West Indies. The author, a police superintendent in Kathiawar, was born in Grenada in 1887, and possibly came into contact with canne in London, where Vigny taught between 1900 and 1911, including a period at E. W. Barton-Wright's Bartitsu Academy on Shaftesbury Avenue, which operated between 1898 and 1902. Barton-Wright's jujutsu-influenced "bartitsu" style was immortalised by Arthur Conan Doyle in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Empty House", in which Holmes claims to have bested Moriarty at the Reychenbach Falls using "baritsu" (sic). The popularity of canne and similar techniques faded in Europe after 1918 as "the canne was no longer a fashion accessory, street safety had improved, and many of the canne-fencing military teachers had been wounded or killed in the war" (Green and Svinth, eds, Martial Arts of the World, p. 220), though the testimonials in Lang's preface demonstrate his success in introducing his methods to police in Bombay, Sind and Pune; later, in Mandatory Palestine, "Lang's book formed the basis of self-defence training [for] thousands of Jews" (ibid.) Uncommon: four library copies traced in the UK (National Library of Scotland, Oxford, and two in the British Library); OCLC adds four copies world-wide, all in North America.

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        The "Walking-Stick" Method of Self-Defence. By an Officer of the Indian Police.

      London: Athletic Publications Ltd., [1926] - Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black, front board lettered and panelled in black. With the dust jacket. Front board very lightly bowed, light spotting to edges. An excellent copy in the slightly soiled and nicked dust jacket with a toned and chipped spine panel and a closed tear along the front joint affecting half a letter. 16 double-sided photographic plates. First edition of this idiosyncratic stick-fighting handbook combining the "canne" method of Swiss master Pierre Vigny (referred to by Lang as "Vigui") with the "bois" method widespread in the West Indies. The author, a police superintendent in Kathiawar, was born in Grenada in 1887, and possibly came into contact with canne in London, where Vigny taught between 1900 and 1911, including a period at E. W. Barton-Wright's Bartitsu Academy on Shaftesbury Avenue, which operated between 1898 and 1902. Barton-Wright's jujutsu-influenced "bartitsu" style was immortalised by Arthur Conan Doyle in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Empty House", in which Holmes claims to have bested Moriarty at the Reychenbach Falls using "baritsu" (sic). The popularity of canne and similar techniques faded in Europe after 1918 as "the canne was no longer a fashion accessory, street safety had improved, and many of the canne-fencing military teachers had been wounded or killed in the war" (Green and Svinth, eds, Martial Arts of the World, p. 220), though the testimonials in Lang's preface demonstrate his success in introducing his methods to police in Bombay, Sind and Pune; later, in Mandatory Palestine, "Lang's book formed the basis of self-defence training [for] thousands of Jews" (ibid.) Uncommon: four library copies traced in the UK (National Library of Scotland, Oxford, and two in the British Library); OCLC adds four copies world-wide, all in North America. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1926. 95[5]pp. Octavo. Bound in the original wrappers with a stiff blue wrap around jacket with dark blue lettering on the front and spine. One of 60 limited copies printed on Vergé de Hollande-- numbered 56 to 115-- with an extra suite of the 5 etchings by Marc Chagall in the latter portion of the book; this copy is #110. Deckling to all text block edges. Illustrated with five full page etchings by Chagall throughout the text with duplicate copies of the plates bound at the end; all the etchings have the original tissue guards. The blue jacket has faded quite a bit and is more of a buff colour and has some water stains on the back panel and to the spine in spots. Some transfer from the inner folds of the jacket is apparent on the ffep, although it is quite faint. Internally clean and an attractive copy overall. Limited to a printing of 960 copies in total, with 60 of those on Vergé de Hollande, of which this copy is one. In 1923 Marc Chagall moved to Paris and received several commissions for visual narratives, including this story by Marcel Arland. The text is comprised of a short story told in reverse, beginning with the death of a young girl's illegitimate baby and ending with the first night she and her lover spend together. The girl is vilified by her neighbors and Chagall's first image shows her being taken away by the police as a crowd yells and shames her. Another plate shows the girl giving birth alone in her backyard among the chickens and empty crates. Due to the popularity of Chagall's prints, many copies of this book were split apart and the etchings were sold individually. This is a complete and clean copy. 1926

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        The Last Essays of Elia

      Dent, London 1926 - Introduction by Augustine Birrell. Frontispiece and b/w illustrations throughout by Charles E. Brock. 254pp. Small 8vo, full red straight-grained morocco, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, leather spine labels, inner dentelles, a.e.g. London: J.M. Dent, 1926. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache [nebst] Belegstellen [nebst] Verzeichnis der Abkürzungen. Im Auftrag der Deutschen Akademien herausgegeben von Adolf Erman und Hermann Grapow.

      Leipzig: Hinrichs 1926-1953. Bände 1-6 (von 7) des Wörterbuchs sowie Bände 1-5 der Belegstellen (es fehlt \"Rückläufiges Wörterverzeichnis\", sonst vollständig). 4° (25-35 cm). Die ersten fünf Bände des Wörterbuchs blaue Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Titeln, der 6. Band sowie die Belegstellen als Broschuren mit Interimseinbänden vorliegend. Die Leinenbände etwas berieben und angestaubt. Innendeckel stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Blätter etwas gebräunt. Mit vereinzelten Bleistiftanstreichungen in den Texten. Ansonsten gut erhaltene Exemplare. Die Interimseinbände der Broschuren stellenweise eingerissen und fleckig. Alle Bände und Einzellieferungen in insgesamt gutem und innen sauberem Zustand. Es fehlt nur das rückläufige Wörterverzeichnis (= Bd. 7 des Wörterbuchs). Versand D: 5,50 EUR Erman, Adolf (Hrsg.) und Hermann Grapow (Hrsg.): Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache. 5 Bände. Im Auftrag der Deutschen Akademien herausgegeben von Adolf Erman und Hermann Grapow. 5 Bände. Leipzig: Hinrichs 1926-31. 4° (25-35 cm). Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Titeln. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].

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        Ladonka: stikhi [The Amulet: poems]

      Russkaia tipografiia, izd. Gl. Pravleniia O-va Gallipoliitsev, Belgrade 1926 - Octavo (22.7 × 15.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by L. Kovalevskaia; 47, [1] pp. Frontis portrait of Savin and illustrations throughout by Kovalevskaia. Wrappers beginning to detach; upper spine extremity split (ca. 6 cm.); still a good or better copy. First edition of Ivan Savin's only collection of poetry. Ivan Savin (1899-1927), known by the last name Savolain prior to emigration, was a Russian writer and part of the first wave of white Russian emigres. Savin and his family suffered a tragic fate: nearly all of his family died during the Russian civil war and Savin was taken prisoner by the Red Army while serving in Crimea, somehow managing to escape execution. In 1922, he emigrated to Finland where he began to focus on journalism, prose, and poetry, contributing to emigre publications in Berlin, Riga, and Belgrade, as well as publishing stories, poems and essays in the Helsinki journal "Russkie vesti". His only collection of poetry, "Ladonka," published in Belgrade a year before his death, features poems dedicated to the camp of the White army in Gallipoli, Turkey. Much of his literary work is autobiographical and expresses his love for pre-revolutionary Russia; he viewed the Russian revolution as a tragic historical event. The poet Kasatkin-Rostovskii reviewed "Ladonka" in 1926, writing that Savin's poems "need to be experienced like a cry from the heart. In a small book, in vivid and beautiful poems, the soul of one who volunteered to fight the enslavers of Russia is expressed." For his use of features of romanticism, his impressionistic style, and his imagery and symbolism, Savin has sometimes been compared to Blok and Gumilev. He was called by critics the "poet of the white ideal." He died followed complications from appendicitis in 1927. His poetry was admired particularly by Kuprin and Bunin, who, after Savin's death, praised his poems for their "total uniqueness and pathos" as well as the "beauty and strength of their general tone". After the poet's death, his work remained popular amongst Russian emigres, including in displaced persons camps during WWII. A second supplemented edition of Ladonka was published in the US in 1956. OCLC shows copies at Harvard, Stanford Columbia, the Hoover Institute, Purdue, Illinois, Kansas, Syracuse universities, Amherst College, the University of Melbourne, Waseda University, BCU Dorigny, NEBIS Zurich, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek [held by 16 OCLC libraries]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Collected Works. Edited by John Hayward

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

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        Autograph letter signed "Lehár Fr" to the celebrated soprano Maria Jeritza

      "Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden" is an aria from Lehár's operetta Paganini (1926), made into a film in 1934. Maria Jeritza performed the song as part of a shortwave broadcast for an American audience in 1935. Lehár's operetta Schön ist die Welt was first performed in 1930 (a revision of his earlier work Endlich allein, 1914). Like other successful composers of the era, Léhar was close to Maria Jeritza (1887-1982), the most celebrated soprano from the final years of the Habsburg empire. She appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 1921 on.. In blue ink on the verso of a postal card with unidentified motif; printed credits to "Phot. Ing. F Mayer." Dated September 29, 1935. In German (with translation). Lehár thanks his correspondent (who is not named but may be identified by circumstantial evidence as the soprano Maria Jeritza) for her interpretation of the song "Liebe du Himmel auf Erden" (Love, you heaven on earth) from his operetta Paganini. He is looking forward to seeing her as Tosca soon. He announces that he will travel to Paris imminently to attend a performance of his operetta Schön ist die Welt: "Still under the spell of the song 'Liebe du Himmel auf Erden' so wonderfully rendered by you I am writing you this letter, and I thank you cordially for the artistic enjoyment... Early next week I will travel to Paris. Schön ist die Welt is going to be performed at the Theâtre Paisé Lyrique." From the collection of Maria Jeritza. Slightly worn, creased and smudged; faint red ink stains.

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      New York: Knopf, 1926. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; yellow cloth, with titling and decorations stamped black and red on spine and front panel; red topstain; 445pp, [2]. Subtle fading to extremities, with faint spotting to spine panel; Near Fine. In the rare dustjacket designed by Dorothy Brett, priced $3.00 at mid-spine; light soil and spotting, numerous small, and several large, chips to edges, including a large diagonal loss to upper right corner of front panel; with tears and splitting to edges and folds, and archival mends verso; Good only. Lawrence's novel of modern Mexico, a portrayal of a turbulent country with a focus on a wide-spread poitical movement among the peasantry to revive the cult of the ancient deities. Written mostly in Mexico at Oaxaca and on Lake Chapala, Lawrence completed the novel early in 1925, and at the time considered it his most important work. The American edition was published from new plates, presumably in smaller numbers than the British edition (3,000 copies). A scarce title in the lovely illustrated jacket; we have noted a single copy jacketed copy of the American edition in the trade in recent memory. Roberts A33.

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        L'Arche de Noe

      Paris: Garnier Freres. Hardcover. Very Good. Andre Helle. An interesting copy of the 1926 1st edition, which includes a lovely, unusually tender dedication on the front pastedown from an American grandmother to her granddaughter (and with an accompanying pasted-on photograph of them together!). A solid copy to boot. Tight and VG in its pictorial boards. The front and rear endpapers have been neatly excised, otherwise very clean, with no other arkings and all 29 chromolithographed paltes in pristine condition. Tall quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by Andre Helle. Part of the "Albums Illustres pour Enfants" series by Garnier Freres of Paris.

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        A Man Could Stand Up. A novel

      London: Duckworth 1926 - first edition, first printing; 275 pp., original green cloth, very good in a good+ dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

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        Almanach für das Jahr 1926-1937 (12 Bde.) Ab 1930: Almanach der Psychoanalyse..

      Kl.8, Fronti., je ca. 250 S., einige Abb., OLwd. geprägt, Rücken beschienen, etwas gebrauchspurig einige Bde. m. kleinen Einrissen am Rücken u. min. fleckig. Ein Bd. etwas stockfleckig. Innen: einige Bände mit wenigen leichten Bleistiftanstreichungen. Der Almanach erschien von 1926 bis 1938 in Wien. 1938 Nach dem Anschluss Österreichs 1938 wurde der Verlag liquidiert. Seltene fast vollständige Serie dieser wichtigen psychoanalytischen Publikation.

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        Physiologie du Goût ou Méditations de Gastronomie Transcendante : Ouvrage Théorique, Historique et à l'Ordre du Jour ; Dédié aux gastronomes parisiens / par Brillat-Savarin ; Illustration de Pierre Noury

      Paris : Les Arts et le Livre 1926 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Préface de l'auteur ~ Orné de 100 lithographies dans le texte et 24 hors-texte, tirées par Mourlot. Texte imprimé par Marius Audin ~ Num. 202, un des 520 exemplaires sur vergé Lafuma (3ème papier après 16 sur Japon et 30 sur Van Gelder) ~ Broché sous jaquette transparente originale ~ XLIIp+1f+252p; 2f+300p+2f ~ 24x17x5cm. ~ Très petits manques aux dos, quelques légères taches sur les tranches, Bel exemplaire tout de même dans une condition intérieure très frais ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Shires and Provinces (in Dustjacket and Publisher's Original Box)

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd, 1926. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. A handsome copy of the 1926 1st trade edition, IN THE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Clean and Near Fine, with bright gilt-lettering, bordering and design to the front panel and spine. And in a crisp, VG+ dustjacket, with light creasing along the flap-folds and just a touch of soiling to the rear panel. Folio, beautiful color illustratios thruout (with their printed tissue-guards), top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. This copy also includes a sturdy, VG- example of the publisher's cardboard box, which houses the thick folio.

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      Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City 1926 - Signed by Kipling on the limitation page. Quarto. 24 color illustrations mounted; backed in vellum with paper over boards; title stamped in gold on the spine; general shelfwear to the extremities; previous owner bookplate awkwardly removed from the front pastedown; some light offsetting to the endpapers and the inner margins of many leaves; the gorgeous illustrations are quite bright and clean; digital images can be made available upon request. near Very Good binding. Limited Edition, numbered 54 of 150 copies signed by Kipling [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Entrà e Interdite au Public - 20 erotic illustrations

      [Paul Cotinaud] [1926], Paris - 4to., 1920's portfolio of 20 erotic heliogravures in different formats, printed in black, bistre, red or green, on Japon paper, and presented in window mounts. Green boards, with white label printed in green. Very good. Lacking the preliminary 4 pages of text, this portfolio does however have all 20 erotic illustrations. They were published in an edition of 250 copies

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        The Imperial Palaces of Peking

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

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1926 First British Edition. NEAR FINE in GOOD dust jacket. A clean, firmly bound copy. The only marking is a neatly penned owner inscription on the first blank page. Pages, top edge gilt, are fresh and fine; no soiling, no tears, chips or creases. Bound in green cloth cover with gilt-stamped titling on spine; front cover gilt-stamped with illustration of Christopher Robin and "Pooh" within a single gilt ruled border. Cover is fresh and near fine. There is a bit of bubbling to cloth near the top of the front board, a small shallow dent to left side front board near gilt rule, light wear to cloth at base of spine and very slight rubbing to corner tips including small bump to top corner of rear board. Gilt is bright, cloth is clean and boards are straight. Map endpapers, printed on pale yellow paper, are lightly edge toned, otherwise fine. The jacket is complete and overall clean, though toned along the top edge and flap folds; the spine is heavily toned. Jacket edges are moderately worn with some creasing and a few small chips, primarily to spine ends and corners of flap folds. (This is the first issue of the dust jacket, with the heading "117th THOUSAND" to the ad for When We Were Very Young on the rear flap.) inges are intact and firm; all pages secure. Size: 5-1/8 x 7-3/4". Pagination: 16 (xvi) pages of front matter, including blanks. 160 text pages, including printer's colophon.. First British Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Shepard, Ernest H..

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        Intérieurs Modernes Anglais et Français. 40 Planches en Phototypie. Comprenant : 24 intérieurs de ville, 23 intérieurs de campagne. 3 Edition

      Paris: Librairie d'art R. Ducher, circa 1926. Portfolio with 40 plates of furniture designs. 30 x 40cm. Sheets loose as issuedg. Original portfolio with marbled boards, cloth spine and label, and cloth ties. Label of the bookseller Dunod on the title pages with dated of 1926. There was a later edition in 1928 published by Eugène Moreau Jeune,

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        Engraved Designs of William Blake

      Ernest Benn, London 1926 - 4to.4to. 140 pp. 82 plates. Quarter vellum on decorative boards, gilt lettering, surface wear, else very good copy. (88173). No. 19 of 100 copies of the édition de luxe, printed on Van Gelder paper, specially bound and with an extra colour plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Queen was in the Parlour.

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1926. Octavo. Original blue boards, title labels to spine and front. With the dust jacket. Very light rubbing to ends and corners, faint spotting and partial toning to endpapers, an excellent copy in the jacket with small chips to corners and small loss to head of spine panel, tanning to spine and around edges, a few minor marks. First edition, first impression, in the very scarce jacket. This early Noel Coward play was written in 1922, but not produced until 24 August 1926, when it premiered at the St Martin's Theatre. This first edition was printed as Volume L in the Contemporary British Dramatists series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926.. FIRST EDITION 1926, With a foreword by Major.-General. Sir Percy Z. Cox. Tall 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 10 x 6¾ inches, 66 photographic illustrations on 32 plates including frontispiece, large folding map in colour at rear, 2 sketch maps and a sketch of a fish in the text, pages: xx, 1-447 including appendices and index, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, central gilt picture of a bedouin riding a camel on upper cover, gilt top edge. Pale stain to rear cover (see attached illustration), 4 leaves have small dark brown stain to edge of top margin, and 2 pages have a pale brown spot to top margin, occasional small fox spot and a few fox spots to edges, otherwise a very good tight copy. Major Robert Ernest Cheesman, CBE (1878 – 1962) was a military officer, explorer and ornithologist. Cheesman was Private Secretary to Sir Percy Cox during his tenure as High Commissioner in Iraq. In 1923, during a journey into the Arabian Peninsula, Cheesman collected over 300 specimens from the Hasa oasis, several of them previously unknown to science. These specimens are currently in the British Museum. He is credited with discovering Cheesman's Gerbil (Gerbillus cheesmani). Cheesman was the first man to map the Arabian coast from the Gulf of Salwa to Uqair. In 1924 he fixed the position of Hofuf and identified the site of ancient Gerrha. He presented his findings to Ibn Sa'ud at his court in Hofuf. He was later given the Gill Memorial Award for this work by the Royal Geographical Society. See: Encyclopedia of Exploration 1850 to 1940 by Raymond John Howgego, Volume 4, page 185. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Chorus of the Newly Dead

      London, Hogarth Press 1926 - First edition. Marbled paper wrappers - one of about 315 copies printed. An excellent copy. Woolmer 104. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Port d'Eaux Mortes : Récit orné de huit lithographies originales de Georges Grosz

      Paris : Au Sans Pareil 1926 - ~ Illustré de 8 lithographies originales de Grosz, dont le frontispice et sept hors-texte, imprimées à Paris sur les presses du maître imprimeur Duchâtel ~ Édition originale. Exemplaire No. 693, un des 1000 numérotés sur vélin Lafuma de Voiron, après 260 sur différent papiers et 40 HC ~ Demi maroquin à grands coins, dos à 5 nerfs très saillants avec titre et date en queue dorés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête doré, autres tranches non rognées, conservant les 2 couvertures de brochure et le dos. Reliure signée ZENDEL ~ 5f+80p+4f ~ 22x17x2cm. ~ Papier des couvertures de brochure légèrement bruni aux marges, d'ailleurs superbe exemplaire. Belle reliure ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        The Old Mulford House (Easthampton)

      1926 - Etching. Signed in pencil. Image measures 8.25" x 10.75". Sheet measures 11.25" x 15.25" This print provides a lovely view of the Old Mulford House, a colonial farmhouse in Easthampton, basking in the shadow of a tree in the front yard. Hassam has rendered both with a remarkable Impressionist penstroke which appears spontaneous and immediate even in the more enduring medium of etching. By dispersing white spots throughout the shadow, the artist conveys the shadow's flickering impermanence. The print contains the artist's signature and date and is signed again below in pencil. The print is in good condition, with the artist's tack holes at the sheet edges. Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was an American Impressionist painter who lived in New York City. He spent much of his time out on Long Island, where the abundant natural light allowed him to experiment with rendering its reflection in both pen and paint. This beautiful print, an edition of which can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a fine example of Hassam's impressive work.

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 14: Die Afrikanischen Spinner und Schwärmer

      Stuttgart: Alfred Kernen, 1926. 599, 80 col plates. Hardback. Well rebound in one vol, half cloth, marbled boards. Last few plates with slight marginal damage. German edition. Fine chromolithographic plates. Includes the Hawkmoths (Sphingidae) and Silkmoths (Saturniidae)

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        "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes": The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady

      London: Brentano's, (1926). London: Brentano's. (1926). First. First English edition. Illustrated by Ralph Barton. Spine lettering dull, endpapers a little tanned, a very good copy. One of 1000 copies Signed by the author. Loos adapted the novel into a successful play, which then became the basis for two films. The first was a 1928 silent, co-scripted by Loos, directed by Malcolm St. Clair and featuring Alice White and Ruth Taylor. Taylor became an immediate star but retired from the screen shortly thereafter and gave birth to a son, writer-actor Buck Henry. Better known today is the 1953 Howard Hawks version with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. .

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        Turandot - Puccini, Giacomo - First Edition Vocal Score 1926

      G. Ricordi & Co., Milan 1926 - Gorgeous hardbound with pictorial boards. Size is 8 x 10.75 inches, 400 pages, edges chipped, but unusually bright clean copy of Puccini´s masterwork. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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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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        Poeti allo specchio.

      Franco Campitelli, 1926. seconda serie

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        Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Physische Anthropologie und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Rassenforschung in 10 Bänden von 1926 bis1940

      Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH, 1926 - 10 Bände aus den Jahren 1926 bis 1940 in 2 Büchern gebunden. Vollständige Sammlung mit Sonderheften des Anthropologischen Anzeigers und zahlreichen Faltblättern, Tabellen und Fotos. Ausgetragene Bibliotheksexemplare mit den entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 & 1927 Wisden Hardbacks Set of 2.

      1926. This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1926 and 1927. In Very Good Condition. The gilts and boards are both very nice in this pair of books, strong hinges and great photoplates, a couple of marks to the boards and a touch of darkness to the 1927 but 8/10s

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      1926. First Edition . Signed. HANDY, W.C., editor. Blues. An Anthology. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. Folio (9 by 12 inches), original black and purple cloth. $1500.First edition of this classic jazz anthology featuring text as well as piano/vocal parts, inscribed in the year of publication: ""To Miss Lydia G. Fraser, with best wishes, W.C. Handy. 5-10-'26.""The editor of this work, W.C. Handy, was a famous jazz musician and composer. Blues: An Anthology was the first book on the blues for a general audience. Handy intended for this illustrated book to be accessible, to contain compelling music and to, above all, foster a love and respect for jazz. His methods work and it was reprinted throughout the 20th century. ""Handy may not have 'fathered' the bluesÂ… nor did he write true 'blues' songs of the type that were performed by country blues musicians. But he did write one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, which introduced blues tonalities and themes to popular music. His influence on stage music and jazz was profound"" (ANB). Without scarce original dust jacket. Slightest foxing to interior, minor rubbing mainly to spine. A near-fine inscribed copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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