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      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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      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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      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.

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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]

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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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        George Grosz Ausstellung

      Berlin Das Kunstarchiv Verlag 1926 - Nachwort von Gustav Eugen Diehl. Text von Florent Fels auf französisch - mit Zeichnungen und Tafeln - EA., Obrosch., 36 S. - Reihe: Veröffentlichungen des Kunstarchivs Nr. 1. George Grosz*: Maler und Graphiker in Berlin, geb. 26.7.1893, gehört mit zu den Hauptvertretern der futuristischen Richtung in Deutschland. Von literarischen Tendenzen ausgehend, rollt Grosz auf seinen Bildflächen ("Feiertag", "Deutschland ein Wintermärchen") ein Chaos von nur durch gedankliche Beziehungen miteinander verbundenen, formal untereinander ziemlich unabhängigen Details auf, das nach Analogie eines Bilderbogens sukzessiv gegenständlich abgelesen sein will. In Einzelheiten oft außerordentlich suggestiv, fehlt diesen Bild-Mosaiken doch völlig die Einheit der Bildstimmung, die Grosz in einem früheren Gemälde "Der Liebeskranke" (1916) noch schlagend zum Ausdruck zu bringen wußte. "Der Abenteurer" von 1919 (Stadtmuseum Dresden) zeigt ihn auf dem Wege der abstrakten Malerei konsequent fortschreitend. Die bedeutende satirische Begabung des Zeichners Grosz hat sich vor allem in wüsten Anklagen gegen das alte kapitalistischmilitaristische System des vorrevolutionären Deutschland gewendet, die eigentlich schon bei ihrem Erscheinen ihre Aktualität eingebüßt hatten ("Gott mit Uns", 9 politische Lithographien). Stärkere Wirkung als diesen auf die politische Stunde eingestellten Blättern eignet seinen in demselben gesucht primitiven Stil gezeichneten sozialen Manifesten gegen den "Bourgeois", meist Anklagen brutalster Art wider die Ausbeutung des Weibes durch die Prostitution; doch gibt das Zurschaustellen sexualer Anomalien auch da, wo es gegenständlich nicht geforsiert ist, wie in dem gezeichneten Selbstbildnis von 1919, seiner Graphik einen fatalen Beigeschmack des Pornographischen. Grosz ist Mitarbeiter der satirischen Zeitschriften "Die Pleite", "Der blutige Ernst" und "Der Gegner". Von seinen graphischen Folgen seien noch genannt: "Das Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse", Erste George Grosz-Mappe (12 Lithographien, 1917), Kleine George Grosz-Mappe (10 Lithographien); von seinen Buchillustrationen: "Tragigrotesken der Nacht" von W. Herzfelde; "Fantastische Gebete" von R. Hülsenbeck (Malik-Verlag Berlin); "Dr. Billig am Ende" von Hülsenbeck (K. Wolff-Verlag, München); "Sonniges Land" von Bruno Schönlank (Cassirer-Verlag, Berlin); "Was Peterchens Freunde erzählen", Märchen von Hermynia zur Mühlen (Malik-Verlag). (Quelle: Thieme, Becker, Vollmer. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. Seemann, 2008). - Enthält: Carl Einstein: George Grosz; Gottfried Benn: Nachtcafé 1912. Gedicht, für George Grosz; Marc Neven: Das Phänomen George Grosz; Max Herrmann (Neisse): Ecce Homo; Florent Fels: En George Grosz. L'Allemagne trouve son Daumier u.a. - Einband etwas unfrisch/kleine (fachgerecht hinterlegte) Läsur, Einband- und Seitenecken etwas geknickt, sonst gut erhalten - Entgegen der Ankündigung (S. 35) liegt das Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Arbeiten nicht bei - Sprache: DE,FR [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La maison Tellier.

      Paris, Javal & Bourdeaux, 1926. - Ca. 28,5 x 20 cm. 88 (1) Seiten, mit 15 Radierungen von Almery Lobel-Riche in jeweils 4 verschiedenen Druckzuständen teils mit Remarquen (davon 15 Farbradierungen). Eins von 50 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japon Impérial mit den Radierungen in 4 Zuständen (Gesamtauflage 417). Carteret IV, 271; Vollmer III, 248. Prachtvolle bibliophile Ausgabe in einem handgebundenem Meistereinband (signiert Lamouli, Nancy). Oberes Kapital kaum sichtbar restauriert, Schuberkanten berieben. Roter Maroquinband mit Goldfileten, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenfelder und Deckel mit intarsierten Lederstücken, Kopfgoldschnitt, marmorierten Vorsätzen und Lesebändchen, Original-Broschur eingebunden. Im Schuber. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Joseph Vernet, peintre de marine

      Étienne BIGNOU, Paris 1926 - LIVRE Catalogue raisonné de J. Vernet. très importante étude avec l?historique de chaque tableau. Avec 357 reproductions de son ?uvre. 2 volumes in-folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les enluminures des manuscrits orientaux, turcs, arabes, persans de la Bibliothèque Nationale

      éditions de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1926. In-4 broché, couverture imprimée et rempliée, 163 pp., 3 planches, suivies de CXX planches montées sur onglets. Très bon exemplaire frais, en partie non coupé. Tirage limité à 510 exemplaires, celui-ci sur vélin Navarre. Edgard Blochet (1870-1937), orientaliste, était conservateur du département des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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        On the theory of quantum mechanics.

      Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, [London 1926 - First edition, inscribed presentation offprint, of Dirac’s paper, which "is justly seen as a major contribution to quantum theory" (Kragh, p. 36). It introduced his 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). As indicated in the above citation, 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, 1990; J. Mehra & H. Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 5, 2000; A. Pais, "Paul Dirac: Aspects of his life and work," in Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work, ed. P. Goddard, 1998, pp. 1-45. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 112

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        Poemes avec dessins en couleurs par A Fornari - 1/150 fully hand coloured

      Les chroniques du jour chez Oreste Zeluk 1926 - No. 52 of 150 copies (a further 25 HC). Nineteen fully hand coloured illustrations, publisher's orange wrappers, slight soiling, but generally in Fine condition. 4to, Paris, Les chroniques du jour chez Oreste Zeluk, 1926. A scarce volume published in place of the July issue of the Les chroniques du jour, with a preface by the editor Gualtieri di San Lazzaro. The contributions include 4 Joyce poems taken from Chamber Music, translated by Auguste Morel, while the illustrations are by Antonio Fornari, futurist artist and stage designer, the hand-colouring (not always present) varying from copy to copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1926 - guter Zustand Copyprint, 80er Jahre. Verso signiert, datiert und eigenhändig bezeichnet sowie Studiostempel, Adresse Bratislava. 38,8:29 cm. Aus Serie: Bäume (verso eigenh.).- Von Okt. 1931 bis März 1933 Studium am Bauhaus: Grundlehre unter J.Albers, u.a. Fotografie bei W.Peterhans. Fotografie

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        Gesammelte Werke

      Gebundene Ausgabe Erhaltung11 zum verschenken geeignet Kommentierte Werkausgabe in 6 Bänden- 1.)1926-1950/ 2.)1951-1957/ 3.) 1958-1960/ 4.) 1961 -1965/ 5.) 1966-1969/ 6.)1970- 1974 5B2F20661FCF

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. 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: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spot at the top edge. The dust jacket is not present.

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        Das Leben des Menschen. Eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen (5 Bände = komplett)

      Stuttgart, Franckh`sche Verlagshandlung (Kosmos, Gesellschaft der Naturfreunde), 1926 - 1500 Seiten. 4°-19,0*26*14,0 (alle Bd,) cm Das Leben des Menschen. Eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen 5 Bände = komplett Die Bücher greifen Themen wie Physik der Lebens, Chemie, Plasma, Zellen, Keimzellen. Knochenlehre, Muskellehre, Herz, Adern, Lymphe.Nase, Magen, Energiebedarf und jede Menge weitere Themen. Beschreibung: Band I. Mit 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 169 Abbildungen im Text, 1923, 272 Seiten – vollständig-und gut erhalten Band II. Mit 36 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 262 Abbildungen im Text, 1924, 364 Seiten – vollständig-und gut erhalten Band III. Mit 35 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 242 Abbildungen im Text, 1926, 364 Seiten – vollständig-und gut erhalten Band IV. Mit 33 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 231 Abbildungen im Text, 1929, 335 Seiten – vollständig-und gut erhalten Band V. Mit 23 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 157 Abbildungen im Text, 1931, 267 Seiten mit alphabetischen Gesamtregister. Beilagen in Lasche auf dem Hinterdeckel: 1. Broschüre "Der Mensch als Industriepalast", VIII Seiten mit Erläuterung der Zeichen und Farben. 2. Riesenplakat "Der Mensch als Industriepalast" Format: 48 x 96 cm, auf Buchgröße zusammengefaltet. Zustand: Die Buchblöcke sind stabil, leider durch Ablage etwas gedrückt wellig, und im Textbereich gering locker, jedoch gut im Verbund, ansonsten Texte und Abbildungen Tafeln sehr gut erhalten. Halbleinen mit Leinenecken und goldgeprägter. Rückentitel. Vorsätze von Band 1-4 gemustert, von Band 5 in schlichtem grau. 26 x 18 cm. Erscheinungsjahre: 1923-1931. Kapitale und Ecken berieben und bestoßen, Einbände leicht fleckig und lichtrandig, Seiten häufig leicht stockfleckig, geringe Bleistifteintragungen, guter Gesamtzustand. Das Plakat ist bis auf leichte Altersspuren und zwei kleinen Einrissen im oberen Falz sehr gut erhalten. AT73/01 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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]

      Prague: Plamia, 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.

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        Baukunst und Landschaft in China Eine Reise Durch Zwolf Provinzen

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1926 - 32 x 25 cm xxv pp with 288 b&w illustrations. German text. Cloth, fine in fine dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Morbus Gaucher und die ihm ählichen Erkrankungen. Offprint. Pres. copy

      Berlin: Springer, 1926. Pick, Ludwig (1868-1935). Der Morbus Gaucher und die ihm ähnlichen Erkrankungen. Offprint from Ergebnisse der inneren Medizin und Kinderheilkunde 29 (1926). 519-627pp. Text illustrations. 247 x 166 mm. Original buff printed wrappers, spine chipped, light soiling. Upper corners a bit creased but very good. Presentation Copy, with Pick's signed inscription [2 words, illegible] on front wrapper, along with his ink-stamp. Pencil signature of Bernard Sachs (1858-1944), one of the describers of Tay-Sachs disease, on front wrapper. The Haskell F. Norman copy. First Edition, Offprint Issue. "Niemann-Pick disease," a group of inherited, severe metabolic disorders, was first noted by Albert Niemann in 1914, but Pick's 1926 account is fuller and of greater importance. The disease, which primarily affects Jewish infants, has some similarities to Tay-Sachs disease; the provenance of this copy is therefore of some interest. 3785. Norman 1697 (this copy).

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        Medea. Tragödie.

      Leipzig, Schauspiel-Verlag. 1926 - Sprache: deu 8°. 96 S. 1 Bl. Gelbes, schwarz und rot bedrucktes OLn, Kopffarbschnitt. 1. Ausgabe in einem sehr guten Exemplar, mit eigenhändiger Widmung "Herrn Oberbürgermeister Brauer in Dankbarkeit und aufrichtig neidloser Verehrung Hans Henny Jahnn Trischen, 25. Mai 1929". Max Brauer (1887-1973) war Bürgermeister von Altona und hatte Jahnn (1894-1959) auf der Vogelinsel Trischen in der Meldorfer Bucht eine kurze Bleibe ermöglicht (und später auch in Hamburg). In diese Zeit fallen der Abschluss seiner Arbeit an 'Perrudja' und zunehmende Attacken der Nationalsozialisten, die ihn als Juden verdächtigten und ausdauernd Max Warburg verunglimpften, der Ugrino gefördert hatte. Jahnn ist im August 1930 wieder auf Trischen gewesen und Brauer bis an sein Lebensende verbunden geblieben. - Meyer 5; WG 7; Raabe 6. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. 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: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spot at the top edge. The dust jacket is not present.

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        1926 & 1927 Wisden Hardbacks

      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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        Säckingen mit Holz - Rheinbrücke, Orig Holzschnitt s/w.

      handschriftlich signiert mit Bleistift : Sepp Leirer im Stock signiert mit Initialen LS ( ca. 1926 / 1930 ), reduzierte und doch ausdruckstarke Stadtansicht von Säckingen, ( Sepp Leirer 1906 - 1943

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st edition of his first novel (later re-titled Smoky the Cow Horse). The real 1st printing with "1926" on the title page and only 3 lines on the copyright page. Signed and dated (in ink) on the endpaper, "Will James III-'26." Small, neat, original owner's name on pastedown, else fine (brilliant) in a near fine, untouched 1st printing dustjacket ($2.50 price, and with no later printings signified on the spine). The most notable flaw is a 1/2" tear to the top edge of the front panel (tears are to chips as mist is to rain). Complete with the original laid in pictorial bookmark, as issued. Soiled and/or worn copies sell for half our price (repaired ones should be even cheaper), but this is the finest one I've had, and it's much finer than the others that are out there, even the ones described candidly, and most are not. A plotline tracking Black Beauty but set in the American West in the early days of the 20th century, and injected with enough modern realism, to craft a cowboy landmark from the day it was published. It won the 1927 Newbery medal, and is a scarce 1st edition when it's in an unadulterated dustjacket in this condition. Numerous reprints of the jacket have been married to 1st editions of the book, so beware if the cloth is worn, or faded, or soiled, or looks like it hasn't been covered with a dustjacket all its life. And any Smoky jacket that's repaired, should immediately awaken your skepticisms, especially if it's backed, or the repairs touch the spine, as that's where the reprintings are noted, and fine sandpaper can remove them, or pulp can patch them, and the repairs can then obscure the evidence that anything was printed there before it was repaired, leaving you with a book that is like a blacksmith's bellows, it breathes but it does not live.

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        Sammlung von 8 Einbänden, gestaltet von Adolf Hoffmeister bzw. Karel Teige / Collection of 8 covers designed by A. Hoffmeister or K. Teige.

      Das Konvolut umfasst: 1. Hoffmeister, Adolf: Abeceda lásky [The ABC of love]. Praha, F. Svoboda, 1926. 12. 89 S., 1 Bl., OBroschur / original wrappers designed by A. Hoffmeister. - 2. Hoffmeister, Adolf: Turistou protisve vul [Unwilling tourist]. Praha, Mlada fronta, [1946]. 8. Illustr. by A. Hoffmeister, 108 S., OBroschur /original wrappers designed by K. Teige. - 3. Veseyý, Adolf: Petr Bezruc. Basnik a clovek. Praha, Cin, 1927. Sm. 8. Frontispiece by A. Hoffmeister. OBroschur /original wrappers. - 4. Oppelt, Jos.: Vino. Praha, 1930. 8, caricature drawings by A. Hoffmeister, 104 S., 2 Bl., OKart. / original cased boards. - 5. Apollinaire, Guillaume:Za Zavrazdeny basnik. Czech translation by J. Seifert et al. Praha, Aventinum, 1925. 8. 84 S., 2 Bl., Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von Karel Teige) / typography and original wrappers by Karel Teige. - 6. Burian, E. F. Cernoske tance. [Negro dance]. Praha, Odeon, 1929. Sm. 8. 15 S., 34 photo plates. Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von K. Teige / typography and original wrappers designed by Teige. - 7. Konad, Karel: Rinaldino. Roman. Praha, Odeon, 1927. 8. 137 S., 1 Bl., Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von K. Teige / typography and original wrappers designed by Teige. - 8. Hoffmeister, Adolf Hlede se mu, ktery ma dost casu. Detektivky. [Searching for a man who had time enough]. Praha, Srdce, 1927. 12. 53 S., 3 Bl., OBroschur / original wrappers designed by A. Hoffmeister. - Erste Ausgaben. 1st Editions. Sowohl Adolf Hoffmeister als auch Karel Teige gehörten als deren wichtigste Protagonisten der 1920 in Prag gegründeten Künstlergruppe "Devetsil" an, die für eine konstruktivistische Kunstauffassung stand und das Zentrum der tschechischen Avantgarde repräsentierte. Adolf Hoffmeister as well as Karel Teige were the most important protagonists of the artist collective "Devetsil", which was establish in Prague in 1920. They supported a constructivist art concept and represented the centre of the Czech Avant-garde. Einbände von 5, 6 und 7 teilw. unfrisch und fleckig. Covers of 5,6 and 7 somewhat worn and stained.

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        Ces Messieurs-Dames. ou Dignimont commenté par Francis Carco.

      - P., 1926, In-4 étroit, br.( dos habilement renouvelé). Edition originale tirée à 150 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur phototype de Lafuma suivie d'une suite en couleurs des 13 dessins coloriés de Dignimont.Après Chas Laborde, voici le second ouvrage de Francis Carco consacré à un artiste. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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