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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue . Cloth. Good +. 259 p. 20 cm. Title page vignette. Black cloth hardcover with gold label. Some wear to spine ends and spine label, worn corners. Rear hinge cracked internally. Some spotting to margins of pp. 28-31, 34-38, 78-86. First issue with "Stoppped" on p. 181. An early and enduring modernist novel, The Sun Also Rises received mixed reviews upon publication, though it is now recognized as one of Hemingway's greatest works. The novel is based on real life with only a facade of fiction; the characters are based on real people of Hemingway's circle and the action is based on real events.

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        The British Gazette. Vol I, #1-Vol I-#8

      London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. Complete. Broadsheet. Fine, folded. In half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Complete. Broadsheet. The complete 8-issue run of this newspaper printed by the British government during the failed General Strike of 1926, which had been undertaken by the Trades Union Congress in support of locked out coal workers. The Gazette was a powerful propaganda tool for the government, putting forth a patriotic message and condemning the strikers; by its final issue circulation had reached 2,000,000. Churchill's involvement in producing the newspaper was crucial: "Although Churchill did not actually write an article in every one of the eight issues, he played a major role in the mounting of the enterprise, the solicitation of personnel to publish the newspaper and paper on which to print it, as well as the editorial guidance of its content. The articles he wrote are all unsigned." Articles written by Churchill include "The 'British Gazette' and its Objects. Reply to Strike Makers' Plan to Paralyse Public Opinion..." (issue 1); "Nation Calm and Confident. Gradual Recommencement of the Railway Services" (issue 2); "Negotiations under Menace" and "Vital Services Improving" (issue 3); and "The Birth and Life of the 'British Gazette'" (issue 8). Accompanying this complete run of the British Gazette are several other newsheets and items of ephemera related to the strike, including a leaflet from Hurley's Library & Bookshops ("Hurley's ... is not on strike!"); two issues of the London Daily Express ("The Strike with a Broken Back" ); The Mayfair Bulleting, Giving the Latest Strike, Home & Foreign News; "Emergency Bulletin / Strike to Continue / No prospect of Early Settlement"; and two copies of The Yorkshire Observer strike bulletin. Cohen C307 ; see Gilbert WSC, Vol.V, pp 146-74

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        Building Plans and Elevation for Marshall-Newell Supply Co. (Ship supply company) on Spear St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October - November 1926.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 42". 3 sheets. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        THE WORLD OF WILLIAM CLISSOLD : A NOVEL AT A NEW ANGLE

      SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE LIMITATION PAGE. Six books and an Epilogue in three volumes, one of 198 éditions de luxe of which the first volume is signed by the author. 8vo (20cm); xiv, (2), pp 19-884; original vellum-backed green cloth boards, spine of v2 slightly darkened, with central gilt device to fronts and gilt decoration and bands to the spines; top edges gilt, others untrimmed; a few very light marks to covers and the odd dent to the tips of the corners. A near-Fine set.

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1926 with the Scribner's logo. Unbattered type on pages 36, 90, and 248. Book Condition: Near Fine, a few light spots, light shelf wear, light age toning. The dust jacket is not present.

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        242 Hefte 1926-1933. Die Weltbühne. Der Schaubühne xxx Jahr. Wochenschrift für Politik, Kunst, Wirtschaft. 1929 komplett, 1930 (42 Hefte von 53), 1931 (51 Hefte von 52), 1932 (48 Hefte von 52), 1933 (1-10, alles erschienene).

      - 242 Hefte 1926-1933. Die Weltbühne. Der Schaubühne xxx Jahr. Wochenschrift für Politik, Kunst, Wirtschaft. 1926: Herausgeber Siegfried Jacobsohn / 1927: Begründet von Siegfried Jacobsohn, Herausgeber Kurt Tucholsky / 1928: Begründet von Siegfried Jacobsohn, unter Mitarbeit von Kurt Tucholsky geleitet von Carl v. Ossietzky. Verlag der Weltbühne, Berlin. Konvolut von 242 Heften 1926-1933, je 8°, kartoniert, je ca. 40 Seiten. Lichtrandig, Rücken unten oft mit kleinen Läsuren, vereinzelt mit kleinen Läsuren, partiell falzig, oft mit Teilen der Poststempel auf Deckeln, im Ganzen schön erhalten, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben. Teil mit beiliegender Zahlkarte an den „Verlag der Weltbühne Siegfried Jacobsohn & Ci., Charlottenburg 2" ///// 1926 (ein Heft): Nr. 45 / 1927 (2 Hefte): 3 (mit Bleistiftskizzen der Zeit auf Deckel vorne), 13. / 1928 (26 Hefte): 2, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. / 1929 (52 Hefte, komplett mit Nr. 11, 2 Hefte mit mont. Inhaltsangabenblatt auf Deckeln): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (mit beiliegendem Werbeblatt „Das Problem des Genies und Erfolges" zu Emil-Ludwig-Büchern), 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 (mit Werbeheft des S.Fischer-Verlages), 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 (mit Werbeheft des Schünemann Verlages, Bremen), 50, 5,1 52. / 1930 (42 Hefte von 53): 2, 3, 4 (ein Blatt lose), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 („25 Jahre Weltbühne", hier ca. 40 St. dick), 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (mit Werbedruck des Mail Verlages, einige Seiten aus „Walter Müller, Wenn wir 1918 ."), 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 (Deckel hinten fast lose). / 1931 (51 Hefte von 52, Heft 43 fehlt, sonst komplett): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (mit Poststempel komplett auf Deckel vorne), 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 (S. 401-412 fehlen), 38 (eine Lage lose), 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. / 1932 (48 Hefte von 52, fehlen 22, 23, 24, 36): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (mit Beiblatt „Für Carl von Ossietzky" mit Unterschriftssammlung wg. Verurteilung des Autors und Verlegers zu 1 ½ Jahren Gefängnis), 21 (ebenso mit dem Beiblatt), 25, 26 (ebenso mit Beiblatt wie vor), 27, 28, 29, 30 (stark falzig), 31, 32 (mit Malik-Prospekt zu Ottwalt, Denn sie wissen was sie tun), 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39 (hint. Deckel lose), 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. / 1933: (10 Hefte, alles erschienene, 1-10 komplett): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (7.3.1933, auf der letzten Seite (376) steht oben: „An unsere Leser: Nach den Ereignissen des 27. Februar wurde eine Reihe von Persönlichkeiten verhaftet, unter denen sich auch der Herausgeber unseres Blattes, Carl von Ossietzky, befindet. Redaktion und Verlag der ‚Weltbühne’ versichern den Lesern, daß sie und ihr Rechtsbeistand Kurt Rosenfeld alles tun werden, was im Rahmen des heute noch Möglichen liegt, um Carl von Ossietzky die Freiheit zurückzuverschaffen. Eine Reihe von Gründen, vor allem technischer Natur, machen es uns diesmal nicht möglich, wie üblich sofort zu dem Wahlergebnis Stellung zu nehmen. Welche Bedeutung ist diesen Wahlen beizumessen? Mit ihnen wird die erste Periode in der Geschichte der Deutschen Republik abgeschlossen . So schmerzlich die Konstatierung auch ist: Unsere Kritik, unsere Warnungen waren mehr als berechtigt. ."). 1948: Heft 15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Paneuropa. Der Jugend Europas gewidmet.

      Wien, Leipzig: Paneuropa Verlag. 1926 17x23cm. 169 Seiten. Original-Leinen mit Original-Schutzumschlag 12.-- 16. Tausend. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar Versand D: 2,50 EUR

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        MARTHE, HISTOIRE D'UNE FILLE. 1/25 ex. Japon Esquisse originale

      Paris, M. Seheur, 1926 - Paris, M. Seheur, 1926 1 volume in-8 réimposé in-4 (28,5 x 21 cm), en feuilles, (8)-182 pages. Illustrations en couleurs dans le texte et hors-texte. Couverture imprimée en rouge et noir avec vignette par l'artiste (premier plat et dos). Volume non coupé (jamais lu). Volume très frais. Quelques légères traces de plis dans les marges. Quelques légères salissures à quelques feuillets. TIRAGE A 346 EXEMPLAIRES.CELUI-CI, 1 DES 25 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER DU JAPON AVEC UN DESSIN (ESQUISSE) ORIGINAL. Le texte est justifié 14 x 10 cm environ. Volume achevé d'imprimé le 15 novembre 1926, Lucien Boucher étant directeur artistique. L'illustration est composée d'un frontispice 12,5 x 10 cm et de petites vignettes 10 x 8 cm notamment et autres taille. Le tirage en couleurs des bois (en 3 ou 4 couleurs le plus souvent) a été fait en plusieurs passe (il ne s'agit pas d'un coloris au pochoir). Esquisse originale montée sur feuillet de papier japon (non signée). Marthe, histoire d’une fille est le premier roman naturaliste publié par Huysmans en 1876. La société sans pitié pousse une jeune parisienne, pour survivre, à se laisser glisser jusqu’à l’« odieux métier [.] qui vous jette, de huit heures du soir à trois heures du matin, sur un divan [.], qui vous force à vous étendre près d’un affreux ivrogne, à le subir, à le contenter ». Le vieux cabotin Ginginet en fait la vedette de Bobino ; mauvaise comédienne, elle quitte la scène et s’amourache de Léo, un poète, qui souffre de son inculture et elle retombe dans la débauche. Le roman relate la destinée de ces trois personnages. Le dernier mot sera peut-être dans la bouche de Léo disant : « Les filles comme elle ont cela de bon qu’elles font aimer celles qui ne leur ressemblent pas ». Les milieux décrits sont sordides ; tout est misère ou luxure mais le style de Huysmans est éblouissant de vérité. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DU RARE TIRAGE SUR JAPON AVEC ESQUISSE ORIGINALE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Abstrakte Farb- Kollage. Original- Farbradierung- Aquatinta aus dem Jahre 1988. Rechts am Bildrand handschriftlich signiert, links nummeriert 11/70.

      - Beschreibung: Original- Graphik in Unikat-Rahmen von Gerardo Rueda Salaberry (geboren am 23. April 1926 in Madrid; gestorben am 26. Mai 1996) war ein spanischer Maler und Bildhauer. Rueda studierte zu Beginn der vierziger Jahre Malerei und Musik. 1949 erschienen seine ersten klassische Malereien und wurden zum ersten Mal in seiner Heimatstadt ausgestellt. Im Jahr 1954 präsentierte er dann seine ersten abstrakten Collagen und Zeichnungen. Er vertrat Spanien im Jahr 1960 auf der Biennale di Venezia, seine Kunstwerke wurden ein Teil, der über 200 Gruppenausstellungen. Zustand: Rahmen minimal berieben, sonst sehr sauber und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Bildgröße: 70 x 50 cm; Gesamtgröße 105 x 85 cm. Original- Farb- Radierung in einem handgefertigtem, exklusiven Vergolder- Rahmen, Unikat mit Platin verarbeitet unter Museumsglas mit Passepartout. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portrait de la France. Collection publiée sous la direction de Jean-Louis Vaudoyer. Collection complète en 34 volumes

      First Edition, one of 1500 numbered copies on Lafuma for each volume.Each book is illustrated, frontispiece, by one of the best artist of the time.The collection, complete in 34 volumes, is composed as follows: 1 - Henri de Regnier "Paray-le-Monial" illustrated by A. Deslignières, 2 - Francis Jammes "Lower Pyrenees" illustrated by Daragnès, 3 - Pierre Mac Orlan "Brest "illustrated by Falké, 4 - Raymond Schwab" Nancy "illustrated by Dufrenoy, 5 - Edmond Jaloux" Marseille "illustrated by Céria, 6 - René Jouglet" Lille "illustrated by Gromaire, 7 - René Boylesve" The Touraine "illustrated by Oberlé, 8 - Alexandre Arnoux "Haute-Provence" illustrated by Waroquier, 9 - François Mauriac "Bordeaux" illustrated by Lhote, 10 - Joseph Delteil "Perpignan" illustrated by Grillon, 11 - Jacques-Emile Blanche "Dieppe" illustrated by Jacques-Emile Blanche , 12 - André Thérive "The Limousin" illustrated by Fornerod, 13 - Tristan Dereme "Toulouse" illustrated Hermine David, 14 - Emmanuel Bove "Bécon-les-Bruyères" illustrated by Utrillo,Nice copy. Emile-Paul frères Paris 1926-1931 14,5x20cm 34 volumes brochés

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        Promenades Pittoresques sur les Bords de la Seine (De Bercy au Point-du-Jour) [Designer Kelliegram Style Binding by R. Rene Hirsch]

      Editions Leo Delteil, Paris 1926 - 78pp+16 plates. #29 of 80cc [of a total edition of 252cc] with an extra color frontis. This copy elaborately bound R. Rene Hirsch in green Morocco with gargoyle design to front in brown, contained in a matching chemise and and marbled paper slipcase. Newspaper review affixed to first blank after the title page, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elmer Gantry

      New York, 1926. proof. good. Long galley proofs of the 1st edition (6 1/2" X 24"), printed on thin proofing paper (rectos only) dated "Dec. 27" [1926]. The first setting in type (book was 1927) of an immortal scrap of Western literature, the transit stage linking manuscript to 1st edition. Manufactured in a handful of copies to correct misprints and mis-settings before page proofs. Split across leaves 1 (see photo) and 123 rejoined with tape, some edge tears taped, last 3 leaves missing, but the missing text is supplied with 1st edition pages, connected to vaguely correspond, else good condition. Spartan cloth case. Despite being worn and imperfect, it's such a rarity that there is some chance it will turn out to be the finest (only?) known set, and with more than 100,000 1st editions printed (20,000 in the 1st binding), it's the only form of Elmer Gantry that will ever be rare. Upon publication the book was greeted with outrage by the exposed peddlers of empty promises, who called Lewis, an instrument of the Devil. But those who joined the whining failed to notice that Elmer Gantry rightly captured the temperament and distillate of a specific type of Midwestern revivalism callously engaged in bleeding those who didn't know the difference between being born again, and being born yesterday. It remains a tartly satiric, and dependence jangling, reminder that the cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. But God, by all testimonies, is not in danger (has no viable enemies) and, at worst, is only disappointed in those who wimp out and refuse to meet their human responsibility, that is, to live their lives testing the limits of their highest possibilities, and then to die with composure, like a hero going home. Lewis declined a 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith, 1925, because the prize was not awarded for literary merit but, "for the American novel published during the year which shall best present the wholesome atmosphere of American life, and the highest standard of American manners and manhood," both major targets of Lewis' satire (the romantic equivalent of sex in a Waffle House parking lot) and the reason why so many sleepy books have won it. In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, calming a national impatience that had become like an ingrown toenail. He accepted it, and the fat check that came with it, breaching the Swedish citadel for his fellow Americans, Eugene O'Neill, Pearl Buck, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow (an American born in Canada), and a handful of more recent honorees, whose lasting worthiness will ultimately be decided in the reflections of history.

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        La Rivista Illustrata del Popolo d'Italia

      Roma, 1926, A. IV, n¡ 1/12, rilegata in-4to mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso, bellissime cop. a colori (Depero, ecc.) annata completa dei 12 fascicoli di, pp. 96 cad. complet. ill. Un mito quasi, tra tutte le pur belle riviste, graficamente, del periodo.

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        History of Sonoma County California (2 volumes)

      The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago 1926 - 4to. 784, 958 pp. Photographic plates of homes, buildings and prominent citizens of the county; black & white illustrations. Dark green blindstamped boards with gilt lettering to spines; marbled page edges & endpapers. A very good set (page edges evenly sunned; light wear to extremities, more so to spine ends; hinges of Vol. II slightly loose; internally clean). The author, a Sonoma county native, is the first woman who wrote the history of that county after a lifetime of teaching in Sonoma County rural schools. (Rocq 14751). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fiabe Cinesi. Liao Chai [Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio]

      Milano: Mondadori, 1926 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 24.8*18.4*5.4cm, 569p. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w plates. Text in the ITALIAN language. Silk binding, pages evenly toned, otherwise a near fine hardcover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mildred : Illustrated by Rex Whistler : Inscribed By James E Masters (The Printer) Early Rex Whistler Publication

      The Sole UK printing published by Shaftesbury - Privately Printed at the High House Press in 1926. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition with just a little rubbing at the spine tips. Patterned paper boards. There was more than one design for these. A little dustiness to the upper text block. Some light markings to the page edges in a few places. A memorial book published to commemorate the life of Mildred Olivier, the sister of Edith Olivier, who died at a relatively young age. This is Edith Olivier's first publication, and includes essays by herself, as well as by Dorothea Ponsonby, Cecil Foyle, Brian Howard, Pamela Grey and several others. Stephen Tennant contributed a drawing for the frontispiece and Edith's close friend Rex Whistler contributed several headers and tail pieces in the book. The edition was limited to one hundred and twelve numbered copies. This copy is out of series and is inscribed by James E. Masters (the printer) on the front blank end-paper. One of the earliest books illustrated by Whistler. A charming production. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. More images available on request.

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        Orignal manuscript of Hubbard's article "Modern Business" bound with Imperial Vellum edition of Message to Garcia, one of 495 copies signed by Hubbard II

      East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1926. Hardcover. Good. A 4to volume in full blue morocco, bound at the Roycrofters, with a 9-page dictated typescript entitled 'Modern Business" with extensive pencil manuscript notes and corrections by Hubbard, bound with the Imperial Japan Vellum edition of the facsimile of the manuscript of Message to Garcia, no. 33 of 495 signed by Hubbard II, from 1926, with letter of authenticity also bound in, from Elbert Hubbard II, certifying that his father's practice was to dictate articles and then revise them by hand. dated July 20, 1926. With additional letter from the senior Hubbard dated 1913 to a NY ad agency asking for return of proofs of an ad, laid in loose. And another letter from Mrs. Samuel B. Pettengill, dated 1967, asking the regents of Colby College whether they'd like this book. Some wear to binding: light bowing to boards, some wear to outer joints and beginnings of cracks. A similar copy with another manuscript bound in sold at Swann in 1992 for over $400 including buyer's premium.

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        On the theory of quantum mechanics

      Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, London 1926 - FIRST EDITION, SCARCE PRESENTATION OFFPRINT OF ONE OF DIRAC'S MOST IMPORTANT PAPERS: the introduction of what is now known as "Fermi-Dirac statistics". On the theory of quantum mechanics "is justly seen as a major contribution to quantum theory" (Kragh, p. 36). "It introduced [Dirac's] quantum mechanical derivation of what is now called Fermi-Dirac statistics, which describes a distribution of particles (now known as fermions, a name coined by Dirac in 1945) in certain systems containing many identical particles that obey the Pauli exclusion principle-meaning that no two of the particles can occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. The paper will be remembered as the first in which quantum mechanics is brought to bear on statistical mechanics. Recall that the earliest work on quantum statistics, by Bose and by Einstein, predates quantum mechanics. Also, Fermi's introduction of the exclusion principle in statistical problems, though published after the arrival of quantum mechanics, is still executed in the context of the 'old' quantum theory. All these contributions were given their quantum mechanical underpinnings by Dirac, who was, in fact, the first to give the correct justification of Planck's law, which started it all" (Pais, p. 6). Dirac's paper may also be considered the birth of quantum electrodynamics. He applied Schrödinger's wave mechanics (his earlier papers had used exclusively Heisenberg's matrix mechanics) to develop a theory of time-dependent perturbations and applied it to the emission and absorption of radiation. "Radiation theory was the subject of the last section of the important paper 'On the theory of quantum mechanics.' There Dirac considered a system of atoms subjected to an external perturbation that could vary arbitrarily with the time. Of course, the particular perturbation he had in mind was an incident electromagnetic field, but, characteristically, he stated the problem in the most general way possible" (Kragh, pp. 120-1). Dirac and Enrico Fermi discovered Fermi-Dirac statistics independently of one another. Several months before the appearance of Dirac's paper, Fermi had published his own in which he applied Pauli's exclusion principle to his theory of an ideal monatomic gas, rather than for general systems of identical fermions, and in the context of the "old" quantum theory, not quantum mechanics. "When he was asked about it several decades later, [Dirac] remarked: 'I had read Fermi's paper on Fermi statistics and had forgotten it completely. When I wrote my work on the anti-symmetric wave functions, I did not refer to it at all. Then Fermi wrote and told me and I remembered that I had previously read about it'. Fermi's letter had the effect that Dirac later on never forgot to mention the priority of his Italian colleague when referring to the statistics obeyed by electrons and the like. In spite of this admitted priority of Fermi it was essentially Dirac's paper that helped the physicists tremendously in understanding the meaning of the new statistical methods" (Mehra & Rechenberg, p. 767). "Following the publication of Dirac's paper, the new statistics was eagerly taken up and applied to a variety of problems. The first application was made by Dirac's former teacher, Fowler; as an expert in statistical physics, he was greatly interested in the Fermi-Dirac result. Fowler studied a Fermi-Dirac gas under very high pressure, thus beginning a chapter in astrophysics that, a few years later, would be developed into the celebrated theory of white dwarfs by his student Chandrasekhar. In Germany, Pauli and Sommerfeld made other important applications of the new quantum statistics, with which they laid the foundation for the quantum theory of metals in 1927" (Kragh, p. 36). H. Kragh, Dirac: A Scientific Biography; J. Mehra & H. Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 5. A. Pais, "Paul Dirac: Aspects of his life and work," in Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work. PRESENTATION COP [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La faïence de Lyon.

      Paris, Dorbon Aîné, s.d. [1926], brochés, couv. illustrées. - 2 volumes in-4 de XI-(1)-68-(2) pp. + 26 pl. h.t. (dont 23 en couleurs) accompagnées chacune d’une serpente légendée et (4)-50-(2) pp. + 16 pl. h.t. en couleurs accompagnées chacune d’une serpente lég. ; Edition originale. Un des 500 exemplaires sur papier d’Arches.1) Première époque. Le XVIe siècle [et le XVIIe]; 2) Deuxième époque. Le XVIIIe siècle.

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        Madame Chrysanthème

      1926 - Edition including 72 illustrations by Foujita. 60 of those one are coloured. On Japon Imperial paper, signed by the artist and reserved to the Flammarion Library’s collectionists. One etchings is missing. It is one of the 25 copies on Japon Imperial numbered from A to Z and reserved to the Bibliophiles des Libraires Flammarion. Contemporary hard cover on half leather in red and marbelized cardboard. Spine with 4 nerves, with name of authors and title engraved in golden letters. 5 white endpapers. Language : French. Edition comprenant 72 illustrations de Foujita. Dont 60 sont colorés. Sur papier impérial Japon, signé par l'artiste et réservé aux collectionneurs de la Flammarion Library. Une gravure est manquante. C'est l'un des 25 exemplaires sur Japon Imperial numérotés de A à Z et réservés aux Bibliophiles des Libraires Flammarion. Couverture rigide contemporaine sur demi cuir en carton rouge et marbré. Dos à 4 nerfs, avec le nom des auteurs et le titre gravé en lettres d'or. 5 pages de garde blanches. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Twelve Poems [INSCRIBED AND WITH A LETTER TO HER EDITOR]

      Original gray paper boards, cloth spine, and rare printed paper dust jacket. 2 in. chip from foot of jacket spine, front joint of jacket separated, else a fine copy. Half morocco case. First edition. Copy number 23 of 130 copies. An outstanding presentation copy inscribed by Wharton to her friend, advisor, and favorite editor Rutger Jewett, of Appleton: "For Rutger Jewett with best Christmas wishes Edith Wharton 1926." Rare in dust jacket. [with] WHARTON, EDITH. Autograph letter signed to Rutger Jewett. Sainte-Claire le Chateau Hyères, Var [France]. January 1, 1931. One page. After sending New Year's greeting and her thanks for a gift, Wharton notes that since her arrival six weeks ago, she has done little but leisure walks among the ruins of the Château d'Hyères. She vows, "I am beginning the New Year with the stern resolution of getting to work again tomorrow!".

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1926. 8vo.Illustrated. First edition. 160 pp. Publisher's original classic green cloth binding, with gilt ruling around front cover and iconic image of Christopher Robin and Pooh on the cover. Gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Minor rubbing to spine ends & corners. Pencil ownership inscription to first blank. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. A bright copy of this illustrated classic. . Near Fine. Gilt Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1926.

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        L' inferno degli uomini vivi

      FIRENZE: BEMPORAD, 1926. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 13,5 19. USATO

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        Hidaka Chotaro Isaku Gashu [A posthumous Book of Pictures by Hidaka Chotano]

      1926 - First and only edition. Portrait frontispiece and 20 photographic plates. 8vo. Original decorated boards in glassine wrappers and folding case with printed title-slip, overall a close to fine copy. Nagoya, Aiyu Shashin Kurabu, Hidaka Chotaro (1883-1926) was born into a wealthy family in Higashiura Village in Aichi Prefecture. He started photography while still at High School aged 17. In 1912 he founded the Aiyu Photography Club in Nagoya together with Ohashi Matsutaro, Sano Shiei, and Yamamoto Goro. They were affiliated to the Tokyo Photographic Research Society and participated in their annual exhibition. The present posthumous publication was privately published by members of the Aiyu Photography Club and not for sale. Hidaka was a major figure in the pictorialist movement and became famous for his brooding landscapes. Although the publisher is located in Nagoya, the book was actually printed by Gunzando in Tokyo. Gunzando also printed the Kenten Gashu for the Tokyo Photographic Research Society which explains the close similarities in the format. It is exceedingly rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il Libro e l'arte della Stampa. Enciclopedia metodica per i cultori della Tipografia e delle Arti affini e per gli amatori del Libro. Compilata ed ordinata per cura di Gianolio Dalmazzo Direttore titolare della Regia Scuola Tipografica e di Arti affini "Giuseppe Vigliardi Paravia" in Torino. 

      Torino, a spese dell'Autore, 1926. In 8vo grande (cm. 24); legatura originale della TIRATURA di lusso  in mezza pelle con punte, titolo e fregi in oro; pp. 46 con dettagliato indice, 780 (2) + CCCXXXII di Bibliografia della stampa contenente i nomi dei tipografi, Artisti, Incisori ecc. che nelle località qui appresso indicate hanno vissuto e lavorato... + 11 pp. non numerate + tavole fuori testo su cartone pesante ed illustrazioni nel testo. Con 11 pagine di campioni di tipi diversi di carte applicate. Monumentale e preziosa opera sull'Arte della Stampa. Axs

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        WILLIAM WENDT AND HIS WORK. With Articles by Anthony Andersen. Fred S. Hogue. Alma May Cook. Arthur Millier.

      Stendahl Art Galleries, [at] The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles 1926 - The inscription by Wendt is to noted Los Angeles architect Frank L. Meline (1875-1944). 8vo. 94pp. including 80 half-page half-tone photographs of Wendt's oil paintings, each with descriptive text. Frontispiece portrait of Wendt, inscribed in ink at bottom, "To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meline. William Wendt." Orig. green cloth, titles stamped in gold, a bit faded. Last plate with some foxing, otherwise a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Sand and Foam (Signed Ltd. Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. One of 95 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. Book complete with all seven illustrations after Gibran's own drawings. A Very Good copy with professional repairs to the hinges, page block tightened, one leaf opened roughly with some marginal loss. Rubbing to the boards and corners worn. An important collection of poetry and drawings from the author of "The Prophet." Written a few years before he died, "Sand and Foam" displays Gibran's characteristic spiritualism. The book, like much of Gibran's work, influenced the artistic movements of the 1960s and a famous line from it - "Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you" - actually appears in The Beatles' song "Julia." Though never well regarded critically, Gibran was an immensely popular poet. "The Prophet" alone sold over one million copies before 1960 and has been translated into over 40 languages. Very Good. Very Good

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        Twee vrije typografische composities.

      Links: 1926. Rechts: 'Hommage à une jeune fille'. 1925-1926. Gesigneerd. Gedrukt in rood en blauw. Ingelijst onder passe-partout. Iets verschoten (als vaker).l 'In zijn vrije uren in Parijs houdt Piet Zwart zich bovendien bezig met enkele abstracte typografische composities, vrije werken die de invloed van Lissitzky en Mondriaan verraden. De studie, 'Hommage à une jeune fille' uit 1925, zou geïnspireerd zijn op een kortstondige flirt in Parijs (...). Het werk doet denken aan vergelijkbare studies van H.N. Werkman en roept bovendien herinneringen op aan een pagina uit 'Dlja golosa' (Yvonne Brentjens, Piet Zwart 1885-1977. Vormingenieur (Den Haag/ Zwolle 2008), p. 156).

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        The Colfax Book-Plate

      The Century Company, New York 1926 - Bound in original orange ribbed cloth and lettered in black to the spine. The front panel has paste-down image of the book-plate, the same image that adorns the dust jacket. The top edge of the text-block is a little dusty but beyond that the book is in exceptionally fine condition. The complete and bright dust jacket has some creasings which leads me to believe that the jacket was stored away at some point. The book is a delight, an enterprising book clerk, Constance Fuller, goes to work one day at Darrow's Book Store, located on Fourth Avenue in Manhattan. A customer is murdered in the aisles. There seems to be a large amount of interest in a recently acquired book containing a Book-Plate designed by Colfax. Great stuff if you love Bibliomysteries. This is a very nice copy indeed. Listed in Penzler, p. 102. Near Fine / Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Foundation Stones

      Denver, CO: Bradford-Robinson Printing Co., 1926. Inscribed by the Author to the Colorado Pioneer Society in 1927; Author's second book; Lengthy hand written ink notes on four blank pages at the back, which appear to be corrections and/or addenda to the text with page number references, else the textblock is very clean and tight . Binding lightly edge-rubbed and worn, with the gilt titling on the front cover still legible but beginning to wear off; Faint, dark spot on front cover at the fore edge; No dust jacket; 243p. Wynar/Depp 348.. Inscribed & Signed by Author. First Edition. Green Cloth, Gilt Titling. Very Good. Illus. by Drawings/Decorations. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Photo Album]: University of Maine 1922-1926

      Maine 1926 - Oblong folio measuring 12" x 15". String-tied blue cloth over paper boards with an "M" and "Teddy Ray '26" stamped on the front board. Contains 203 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between .5" x .5" and 8" x 10" with captions, additionally contains clippings and ephemera. Very good album with tears, worn edges, and toning, with near fine photographs.A scrapbook and photo album kept by Theda Adelaide Ray, also known as Teddy and Ray, while attending the University of Maine between 1922 and 1926. The album begins with hand colored illustrations of a man and a woman and then is followed by eight pages of autographs and small photographs of her classmates beginning in the fall of 1922 and ending at graduation in 1926. The autograph pages provide a space for the classmates' name, home, nickname/birthday, ambition, photo, and happy thoughts. Most of the sentiments are tongue-in-cheek answers. For example many of the students put "to pass" or get to the next grade as their ambitions. Others tried to take it seriously and included their education goals such as obtaining a Ph.D. in one case and their relationship wants such as marriage. The "happy thoughts" section contains memories and good wishes for the coming years. One written by Effie Braden reads. "getting up at 4 o'clock to study, Gee that was fun!" Another from Katherine Andrews exclaims "Just think of all this year! It's been the best ever!" of 1923.The album continues with a page dedicated to the faculty and campus with clippings of University of Maine president Dr. Clarence Little, postcards of the campus, and the lyrics of the University Hymn. Ray was involved with the field hockey team and followed the University sport's teams. Included throughout the album are clippings from events and a group photo of the field hockey team, and an action shot of the football team captioned "the winning touchdown" from 1922. A large photo shows the freshman girls P. T. class doing calisthenics and another shows the boys' baseball team practicing on a large indoor diamond. A collection of 26 small professional photos show buildings around the campus including the library, Albert Hall, Wingate Hall, and Lord Hall, among others. Interspersed throughout the album are pamphlets, cards, and programs from Ray's years at school including her graduation announcement and the program for Class Day exercises in 1926.Ray also documented her time at the university with a large collection of photographs of friends and events. Many of the photos show Ray and her friends posing around campus goofing off, carrying books, and going to class. One of these shows a woman posing with her ukulele; another shows a group of ladies on their way to art class; another is of a woman on her knees in the snow staring up and performing a mock proposal to a woman standing above her. A large photo shows a group of men in costumes as part of the Freshman theater company with the group dressed in different varieties of ethnic clothes ranging from Native Americans to Middle Eastern. The fourth floor of their housing proved to be a place where everyone could let loose, "talks on the fourth floor" are mentioned throughout the autograph section and a few photos show a rowdy group of men and women posed laughing with the caption, "fourth floor" beneath it. One group of photos shows Ray's class posing under the streamers at a dance in fancy dresses and tuxes. Ray graduated in 1926 with a B.S. and went on to be a High School teacher in Auburn, Maine.An voluminous collection of good-natured photographs and ephemera detailing a young woman's college years during the Jazz Age.

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        THE SHIP OF ISHTAR .

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London 1926 - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vi 1 [2] 3-326 [327-328: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Merritt's second book. Although Wentz notes "several printings" and G. Gordon Dewey in FANTASY ADVERTISER, December 1948 notes five "printings," there was but a single printing. ". Putnam had been unable to sell a pitifully small edition of a thousand copies of THE SHIP OF ISHTAR in book form and the sheets for the last three hundred copies were finally purchased by Munsey, and were bound and distributed to readers of ARGOSY-ALL-STORY Magazine." - Sam Moskowitz, Explorers of the Infinite (Cleveland: World, 1963), p. 203. This book is found in numerous variant bindings, no priority established, this copy bound in red mesh weave cloth with black stamping and top edge not stained. ". the most fully realized of all his fantasies." - Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 36. "The most romantic of Merritt's works. Very uneven as a novel. Sometimes fascinating, sometimes dull; pretentious, yet with a knowing wink of humor now and then; finely imagined, if not always executed." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1157. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-42. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 130-31. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-246. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 838-39. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 559. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 156. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 746. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1407-11. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 140. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10070. Currey, p. 365 (binding E). Top edge of text block a bit dusty, tiny rub to publisher's imprint on spine panel, else a fine copy in a good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, mainly spine ends which are chipped, and light fade to spine panel. (#157786) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of Jane Austen. Including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Emma. The text based on Collation of the Early Editions by W.R. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes, and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources.

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1926.. [Literature]. Second Oxford Edition, being the FIRST REGULAR EDITION, preceded by the large paper version in 1923. Complete in 5 volumes. Octavo (21 x 14cm). Publisher's burgundy cloth blocked in gilt to spine and upper, edges untrimmed. This set features unusual VARIANT bindings- four books without the volume number stamped to the spine. Light handling and shelfwear, minor rubbing to spine tips. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Metropolis, Erstausgabe im extrem seltenen ORIGINAL HALBLEDER VERLAGSEINBAND

      Harbou, Thea von - Metropolis August Scherl Verlag, Berlin 1926 273 Seiten Erstausgabe im ORIGINAL-HALBLEDER-VERLAGSEINBAND mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug und Lederecken. (siehe vergleichende Abbildung der völlig identischen typografischen Gestaltung des Buchrückens). Unbekannte und extrem seltene Luxusversion der Erstausgabe. Zustand: Leder und Deckelbezug mit Bereibungen und Gebrauchsspuren. Vorsätze minimal angeplatzt. Saubere Seiten und keinerlei Eintragungen. Der Film zum Buch ist inzwischen Weltkulturerbe der UNSECO. First edition in ORIGINAL-HALFLEATHER with marbled lid cover and leather corners. (see comparative illustration of the completely identical typographical design of the spine). Unknown and extremely rare luxury version of the first edition. Condition: leather and lid cover with abrasions and signs of use. Frontpapers with minimally burst. Clean pages and no ownership. The film for the book is now a World Heritage Site of UNSECO. Bei Fragen einfach fragen!

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        A Mirror to France

      Duckworth, London 1926 - First edition. Small areas of fading to spine, offsetting to endpapers else a very good copy in the scarce dustwrapper missing small chips to extremities and corners and with a couple of tears at fore-edges (Harvey A60). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Soldier's Pay

      Boni and Liveright, New York 1926 - 8vo. 319 pp. Rebound in green half morocco, marbled boards, gilt-lettered on spine, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spine slightly sunned. FIRST EDITION OF FAULKNER'S SCARCE FIRST NOVEL, one of 2,500 copies. With ownership inscription of "G. H. Faulkner March 1930," identity undetermined but perhaps a member of the author's family. Petersen A2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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