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        L\'Eloge de la folie, Déclamation d\'Erasme traduite en français par Monsieur de La Veaux avec les illustrations de J. Touchet.

      René Kieffer 1926 - Beperkte en genummerde oplage / Limited and numbered edition / Edition limitée et numérotée, Tirée à 500 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur vélin blanc de cuve. 500 204 19 x 24 cm Frans / French / Français / Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        To Remember Ray Frederick Coyle: Six Reproductions of His Work.

      Unpag. (11) volume containing title page, dedication, a sonnet "To Ray Coyle" by George Sterling, a foreword by John Henry Nash, and six full-page plates with reproductions of Coyle's work, two with highlights in silver and gold ink. Folio. Marbled boards, some minor bumping to corners and wear to edges. San Francisco (John Henry Nash) 1926. One of 210 copies.

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        The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

      Strand Magazine, 1926 The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with almost all of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier. November, 1926. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. And the latter stories are much less common in the original magazines than the earlier ones.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        On the Trail of Ancient Man : a Narrative of the Field Work of the Central Asia Expeditions - Signed with a Dedication to John D. Rockerfeller

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926 375 pp with 38 photo illustrations and a portrait of Andrews with tissue guard frontis. Introduction by Henry Fairfield Osborn. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Decorative bookplate of John D. Rockerfeller and Abby Aldrich Rockerfeller on front pastedown. Inscription from Roy Chapman Andrews to Rockerfeller, "whose personal interest has done so much to make these expeditions possible." on first free page. Green cloth boards are rubbed at extremities. DJ is missing chips along top edge front and back. The Central Asian Expeditions, under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History, traveled to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia in 1922, '23 and ' 26 in search for man's origins in Asia. Instead they found a treasure trove of fossils of dinosaus and early mammals. John D. Rockerfeller was the principal financier of the projects. Rockerfeller was able to bring his New York social and banking friends on board to support the expeditions and he, in truth, made them possible.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Shakelford, J. P.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Links

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing, first state binding with flags stamped on front cover. The author's copy, rubber stamped with his Santa Barbara address, inscribed and signed by him. Later given as a presentation copy by his cousin, who wrote "by a good friend and cousin, the best about British courses + links." About Very Good, with rubbing to white stamping on cover, spine cloth slightly darkened, pages show tidemarks and warping throughout, and very faint discoloration to cloth at rear, lacking the scarce dust jacket. An extraordinarily personal copy of a classic of golf course architecture, very rarely seen signed.

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        Henry Cockshutt of Brantford & Family large collection of photos, letters and ephemera

      1926 - Cockshutt, Henry and family (his wife, Isabelle, and their daughters). An archive of social correspondence mainly to Isabelle Cockshutt but also to her husband, Henry Cockshutt (1868 - 1944), who was the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Born in Brantford, Ontario, he started in the family business, Cockshutt Plow Company, in 1884, becoming treasurer in 1888, secretary-treasurer in 1891, and president in 1911. In 1921, he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Ontario and served in that position until 1927. From 1929 to 1944, he was the chancellor of the University of Western Ontario. He retired as president of the Cockshutt Plow Company in 1934 and became chairman of the board, which he held until his death. This collection is comprised of approximately 25 letters, 10 Christmas cards, a pamphlet, 7 photos, and 10 other kinds of documents or cards relating to . Although there is an early letter dated 1896, most of the archive was created in the 1920s when Cockshutt was lieutenant-governor at Government House in Toronto. With the exception of a lovely photograph of Isabelle Cockshutt, all the material is housed is a black cloth linen box. The archive reveals that the Cockshutts belonged to the social elite in Canada with letters and notes from General Haig, Bying of Vimy, Olive Baden-Powell, Anne Chamberlain, the Prince of Wales, and other luminaries. Collection contents:? Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman, 1st Viscount Allenby, ALS, n.d. Also ALS from Mabel, his wife, 1926.? 42nd battalion the Royal Highlanders of Canada, Canadian Army Corps B.E.F. France (allied with the Black Watch), Christmas card, 1915-6, from Henry or Hank.? 125th Branshott Camp, England, A.W.E. Van Someron, Christmas card, 1916.? Empress of Ireland advertising pamphlet, A Coaching and Private Train Trip through the British Isles and Europe for July and August 1908. Toronto: Jackson Moss and Co. Wrappers but separated from the text block.? Adelaide ? ALS, 1913. Hotel Bothwell, Atlantic City, N.J.? Baden-Powell, Olive. ALS, 1926, re girl guides.? Boscawen, Margaret. ALS, 1923. Re family and the general election in Britain ("I have not seen the Neville Chamberlains since the Election results.").? Brian ? ALS, 1917.? British Embassy, Washington, DC. (Esme and Isabelle Howard) Christmas card, 1920s.? Burk's Peerage, table of precedence, 4 pp., 1923.? Byng of Vimy. 3 ALS, 1923-6, with Christmas card, 1922, photo of Government House, and sepia tone photo of Thorpe Hall.? Canelle?, J.W. 4 ALS, 1923-1926.? Clark, Anne C.G. ALS, 1926.? Cockshutt, Margaret. ALS to her from a friend or family member, sent from Hotel Bon Air, Augusta, Georgia, 1918, reference to playing golf, tennis etc. and Eleanor Roosevelt.? Chamberlain, Anne (Neville Chamberlain's wife). 2 ALS, 1920s.? Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII). 2 Christmas cards, 1922-3 and 1925, the latter signed and the former the signature in facsimile. ? Ferguson, Githa (wife of James Andrew Ferguson, Admiral in the Boer War, etc.). ALS, 192?? Fürstliches Schloss, Greiz, Germany. AL to Isabelle Rolls (later Cockshutt), 1896, from one of her friends who was the English governess of Princess of Reuss. Letter cut at the fold.? Haig, Douglas 1st Earl Haig, and Dorothy Haig. Christmas card 1925, Bemersyde, Berwickshire.? Henry, F? ALS, Oyster Bay, 13 August ?? H.M.S. Hood ALS from Vice Admiral Clifford Caslon, 1924. ALS from Frederick Field, 1924.? Hodgins, Mr. Justice and Mrs. Christmas card, 1920. ? Ladies' Golf and Tennis Club of Toronto (Ida C. Mackenzie). ALS, 1926.? Nanton, Sir Augustus and Lady. Christmas card, 1920.? Neys? Christmas card, 388 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, with a photogravure of their son, Michael, with the writer Tagore, circa 1917.? Rivers, Edward H. (godson of Mrs. Cockshutt). 2 ALS, 1926. ? Roy, Mr. And Mrs. Philippe. Calling card.? St. Andrew's Society, Toronto. Official lancers dance steps, 1920s?? Toronto Local Council (National Council of Women, Grace G. MacGregor and Bertha L. Quebe

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        Graven Images

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1926 - First American Edition. Very good plus in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in pencil, ÒFor Mrs Foster from Caresse.Ó [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Die Diamantenwüste Südwest-Afrikas, zugleich Erläuterung zu einer geologischen Spezialkarte der südlichen Diamantenfelder, aufgenommen von W. Beetz u. E. Kaiser. Mit Beiträgen von W. Beetz, J. Böhm u.a. 2 Bände.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1926. - Mit 2 farbigen Fronispizes, 13 farbigen Faltkarten in Kartentasche, 30 (24 beidseitig bedruckten) Tafeln, 15 (statt 16) Stereotafeln, 2 gefalteten Tabellen und zahlreichen Abbildungen. X, 321 Seiten; VII, 535 Seiten, 25 Blätter (Tafelerklärungen). 32 x 24 cm, Original-Leinen. Sinkankas 3306; NDB XI, 35. - Einzige Ausgabe des "Standardwerkes der Kristallinpetrographie und der Allgemeinen Geologie arider Gebiete" (NDB). "Large, handsome, high-quality materials and design; on the geology of the diamondiferous surface deposits of South West Africa, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Eizabeth Bay southward for a distance of ca 50 miles" (Sinkankas). - Einbände etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Torrents of Spring

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, dated 1926 on the title page, and with the Scribner's seal on the copyright page. Very Good, with several small, faint spots to the cover, light rubbing at corners and spine ends, mostly-erased previous owner name penciled to front paste down, a corner chip to one page, offsetting to text page from a now-absent news clipping and several small stains to pages. Lacking the dust jacket. One of only 1,250 copies originally printed.

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        The Child of God

      London: E. Archer Christmas 1926, 1926. LIMITED EDITION, number 80 of just 100 copies privately printed, SIGNED by the author. Bound in the publisher's mottled paper covers, with flaps attached to inside cover ads issued. Entirely uncut/unopened. A very fine copy, housed in a vintage cloth chemise within a custom made gilt-titled leather-spined collectors case. Liam O'Flaherty was awarded the 1925 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. and C. Black Ltd., and one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

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        Faust (Original photograph from the 1926 film)

      Munich, Germany: UFA / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1926. Vintage US reference photograph for the 1926 German film. With a printed snipe on the verso noting both UFA and MGM. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus.

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        Me'ora'ot Fin, sipur [Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Hebrew translation]

      Akhisefer [Ahisefer, Achisefer], Warsaw Warszawa, Varsha, Poland 1926 - Libraries worldwide that own item: 2. Boards very loose, damage to spine strip, yellowed brittle paper, title page detached, front blank lacking. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uniforms of the American, British, French & German Armies in the American Revolution 1775-1783.

      New York Historical Society, 1926. - #3 of 500 copies. 289p. 50 tipped in color plates. Oversize. Blue & Tan cloth. Near Fine copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems of Shelley

      1926. History is a Cyclic Poem Written by Time Upon the Memories of Man"A Superb Example of Ramage's Remarkably Delicate, Careful, and Elaborate Gilt Work[RAMAGE, binder]. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poems of Shelley. Selected and Arranged by Stopford A. Brooke. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Golden Treasury Series. Sixteenmo (5 13/16 x 3 7/8 inches; 148 x 97 mm.). lxvi, [2], 340 pp. Title-page with vignette of Field Place - Shelley's birth place. Beautifully bound ca. 1926 by Ramage of London (stamp-signed in gilt on lower turn-in). Full green crushed levant morocco, covers paneled in gilt surrounding a very intricate design in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges, wide decorative gilt turn-ins, cream watered silk liners and end-leaves, all edges gilt. Neat early ink presentation (dated 1927) on front blank. A superb example of a later Ramage binding.Born in London in 1836, John Ramage served an apprenticeship with John Wright, then went to Paris, where he was able to work with the distinguished Marcellin Lortic (1822-1892), who opened his shop on the Rue St. Honoré in 1840. In 1860 Ramage purchased the binding business of Alexander Banks, Jr., in Edinburgh, then returned three years later to London, where he was in business at various locations into the 20th century. Though the range of their designs is broad, Ramage bindings are celebrated for their remarkably delicate, careful, and elaborate gilt work.Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.Shelley is perhaps best known for such classic poems as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy. His other major works include a groundbreaking verse drama The Cenci (1819) and long, visionary poems such as Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonaïs, Prometheus Unbound (1820) - widely considered to be his masterpiece - Hellas: A Lyrical Drama (1821), and his final, unfinished work, The Triumph of Life (1822).

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        Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit


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        The Calligraphic Models of Ludovico Degli Arrighi surnamed Vicentino; A Complete Facsimile and Introduction by Stanley Morison

      8vo. Paris: privately printed for Frederick Warde [by the Officina Bodoni in Montagnola], 1926. 8vo, xvi, 65 pp in facsimile of the originals of 1522-23. Quarter vellum and paste boards, a very good copy. Limited to 300 copies printed by Mardersteig in Montagnola under the direction of Frederic Warde and with his Arrighi types. This facsimile of: (1) La operina di Ludouico Vicentino, da imparare di scriuere littera cancellarescha; (2) Il modo de temperare le penne con le uarie sorti de littere ordinato per Ludouico Vicentino, in Roma nel anno MDXXIII, is one of Mardersteig’s earlier books, printed before he moved to Verona. He went on to issue several more writing manuals including -- Moyllus, Mercator, Brun, Celebrino, Feliciano, and Torniello. They are amongst his finest productions. Mardersteig 15. Barr 14. Rota, Art of the Book, 472.

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        Der Luftschiffbau Schütte-Lanz 1909-1925

      München/Berlin, R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 1926 - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Konstruktionszeichnungen im Text und auf 6 Falttafeln. 252 x 350 mm, 152, grünes O-Leinen mit goldgeprägter Abbildung des SL II und Titel auf Deckel, Vorderer Deckel mit kleinem Nr-Zettel und Abstellkreis eines Bechers. Einband-Kanten bestossen. Einband in gutem Zustand. Bindung fest. Seiten und Falttafeln in sehr gutem Zustand. 1200 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brooklyn Museum: Catalogue of An International Exhibition of Modern Art Assembled by the Societe Anonyme

      New York: Brooklyn Museum Press, 1926. Softcover. VG a superb example, with one tiny corner missing from the upper left where the cover wraps around the spine.. BW illustrated paper covers. (48 unnumbered pages), 8 bw plates. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held from November 19, 1926 to January 1, 1927 at the Brooklyn Museum. Introduction by W.H.F. Followed by a two-page (untitled) explanation by Katherine S. Dreier, as President of the Societe Anonyme. The catalogue is arranged by Country, then alphabetical by Artist. Printed on watermarked REGAL ANTIQUE paper (text, not illustrations). Lists 307 works by 107 artists from 23 countries. Some of the Artists whose works are included would be Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Johannes Itten, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Archipenko, Wassily Kandinsky, Brancusi, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Edwin Dickinson and many others; This was the largest exhibition of Modern Art since the 1913 Armory Show, and it traveled to three other venues after its appearance in Brooklyn. It represents a watershed exhibition in the history of Modern Art, and is very well-documented by many writers. Includes to oft-missing insert of "Pictures catalogued but not hung for lack of space" (and) "List of pictures hung but not cataloged." This edition has a simple printed cover with text and no graphical elements. Works illustrated by Heinrich Campendonk, Gutfreund, Fernand Leger, Pevsner, Man Ray, Archipenko, John Marin, Suzanne Phocas.

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        Shires and Provinces

      London New York : Eyre & Spottiswoode ; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926, Hardcover, Second Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; xiv,195, [1] p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm. Notes; Includes index. With a half-title. "Sabretache" is the pseudonym of Albert Stewart Barrow. The plates are mounted. Subjects; Quorn Hunt. Hunting - Great Britain. Fox hunting - England. Foxhounds. Hounds. Quorn Hunt, England. Genre; text. 195 pages. Inventory No: 227504.

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        The Theory of the Gene

      Yale University Press, New Haven 1926 - Octavo, xvi, 343 pages with 155 illustrations. Cloth a little sunned, marked and scuffed, with slight wear to the extremities; edges lightly marked; a very good copy. With the contemporary ownership details of 'I.F. Phipps, Cornell University . . . April 1926', and the later name-stamp of G.M.E. Mayo, University of Adelaide. While still a student at the University of Adelaide, Phipps had been appointed to head the plant breeding section at the Waite Institute; he was 'sent to the US to train under Cornell geneticists R.A. Emerson, Barbara McClintock, and George Beadle from 1925 to 1928' (David Steffes: 'The "Eco-Worldview" of Charles Birch', 2008). Some lightly pencilled marginal notes (confined mainly to the 'General Conclusions' chapter) appear to be by Phipps. The author, famous for his experimental research with the fruit fly and establishment of the chromosome theory of heredity, won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1933. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, Das Ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Deudsch. D. Martin Luther. 5 Bde

      Bremer Presse, 1926-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. 5 volume set. No. 244 of 365. Folio. Bound in vellum. Gilt spine. TEG. Vellum slightly soiled, faint white paint smear to spine of Vol. I, rear cover of Vol IV scuffed and with few tiny gouges. Interiors in fine condition. Limited edition, 244 of 365 sets. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        The Torrents of Spring

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - 1st edition in 1st issue dust jacket. 8vo, original dark green cloth with orange lettering on front cover and spine, in very scarce dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and bottom corners. Dust jacket is also somewhat darkened, but still very attractive. Very good in very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln

      Harrogate, TN: Lincoln Memorial University, [1926]. Hardcover. Complete 12-volume set. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering and decorations. xxxi, 365pp; xv, 368pp; xlviii, 356pp; xvii, 387pp; xxxiii, 371pp; xix, 361pp; lvi, 310pp; liv, 334pp; lxiv, 304pp; xxviii, 356pp; xvi, 380pp; 373pp. Frontispieces wqith captioned tissue guards, illustrations (some foldouts). Very good. Mild rubbing to spine gilt of all volumes, else uniformly tight, clean and near fine. Not the first edition of this 1905 classic-- but arguably the best! Being the later "New and Enlarged Edition," which LMU published in different bindings that include a numbered green cloth edition and a leatherette edition. Interestingly, the Boy Rangers of America also published one of these later editions -- and while "Lincoln Memorial University" appears in gilt at the foot of all 12 spines of this set, the bottom of each title page cites Lincoln Memorial University on volumes 1 through 8 only and cites Boy Rangers of America in volumes 9 through 12. This is not a mixed set, however, as all match perfectly and the last four volumes are indistinguishable from the first eight volumes except for the citation at bottom of the title page -- merely a bibliographical mystery. In addition, this set contains one extra-illustration: Tipped into the preliminary leaves of the first volume is an outstanding head-and-shoulders steel-engraved portrait of Lincoln (image size 4" X 5¼"), perhaps the frontispiece from a Civil War-era Lincoln book, since the name of publisher "D. Appleton & Co." appears in fine print on the blank lower margin. An outstanding, dramatic example of the engraver's art, wonderfully nuanced and three-dimensional, as engraved by A.B. Hall of New York (as noted in fine print immediately below image). A superb set of a title most often found only in ex-library form. MONAGHAN 1471 note.

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        Tess of the D’Urbervilles. A Pure Woman

      Macmillan and Co., London 1926 - One of an edition of 325 printed on large paper and signed by Hardy. Tiny chip to tail of dust-wrapper, and closed tear to front hinge at tail of dust-wrapper. Horizontal closed crack to spine (1 1/4"). Spine mildly evenly sunned. Else fine in publisher’s slip-case (some tanning; else fine). Fore and lower edges untrimmed. With prospectus. Presented in custom clam-shell box. Dust-wrapper is remarkably bright and clean. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Shires and Provinces, More Shires and Provinces [2 volumes]

      Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode 19261928, London - , first volume with xiv, 186 pages and a 9 page index, this edition limited to 100 copies, this being number 20, second volume with xii, 176 pages and a 12 page index, this edition limited to 200 copies, this being number 93, both volumes illlustrated with 16 full colour plates each (including frontispieces), all plates with tissue guards, both volumes also with various black and white illustrations throughout the text, both also SIGNED by Sabretache and Lionel Edwards (author and artist) and with marbeld endpapers First Edition Thus , boards slightly soiled, page edges untrimmed, pages generally clean but with some minor foxing throughout especially on preliminaries, plates nice and bright, both in very good condition , white vellum with gilt rules, gilt titles on front and spine with gilt decoration on front, top edges gilt , quarto, 28 x 36 cms Hardback SIGNED ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DEFENDU (Scientific Self-Defense) The Official Text Book for the Shanghai Muncipal Police, Hongkong Police and Singapore Police

      Shanghai: North-China Daily News & Herald Ltd, 1926. 1st Edition. Oatmeal colored cloth binding with brown stamping to the spine & front board. Binding faded, and shows evidence of damping at some point in the past. Prior owner pencil inscription ["Chas Hamilton / c/o A. P. Co / Shanghai / China [underscore]"] to front paste-down. A Gd+ copy.. 171, [1 (blank)] pp. Profusely illustrated, with photographic illustrations by A. J. P. Coghlan. 8vo. ~ 10" x 6-1/2" This Fairbairn's seminal manual on close quarters combat. The book was the first to present Fairbairn’s system of fighting, a system that became legendary among practitioners of self-defense and battlefield skills. Through Defendu and his subsequent books (including All-In Fighting [1942] & Shooting to Live [1942, co-authored with Eric Sykes]) as well as his years spent training members of the Shanghai Municipal Police in the 1920s, W. E. Fairbairn had more influence on the evolution of practical hand-to-hand combat than any other individual in modern history. The work is a manual teaching self protection by any means necessary, against any conceivable opponent. With numerous diagrams and photos, this revolutionary work illustrates the most effective moves in close quarter combat, including techniques for defending against various holds, dealing with assailants armed with guns or knives, applying truly effective holds and throws, using the club and walking stick for self defense, and other types of close-in fighting. After enlisting in the British Royal Marines at age 16, Fairbairn spent the years between 1903 and 1907 stationed in Japan and Korea, carefully studying every form of martial art he encountered. He then accepted a position with the Shanghai Municipal Police department, which was struggling against the organized criminals and violent gangsters of early 20th C. Shanghai. Tasked with training the underfunded department, Fairbairn wove together his military training, mastery of Eastern martial arts, and everything he had learned from personal experience in street fighting into this new style of gutter fighting called Defendu. In the years spent on the streets of Shanghai, Fairbairn allegedly survived over 600 physical altercations, which left his body scarred from knife and bullet wounds. Upon leaving Shanghai, he accepted a job training elite agents for the British Secret Service. To this day Fairbairn retains his legendary status, having been credited with inventing the SWAT team, riot police, the bullet proof vest, and the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife. He was the subject of a book published in England in 2006, The Legend of W. E. Fairbairn, Gentleman and Warrior: The Shanghai Years.  Another book concerning his time in Shanghai, The World's First SWAT Team: W. E. Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit, was published in 2012.  (In 1926, the same year Defendu was published, the Shanghai police had fired upon demonstrators, which resulted in strikes and unrest. Fairbairn was charged with forming a specialized unit to deal with riots and armed encounters; the resulting Reserve Unit became the prototype for future SWAT teams.) The first edition of this work, as here, is quite rare, with RBH showing no copies coming to the market in recent, and the not-so-recent, past.  OCLC locates only 3 holdings, two in the British Library and one in the Library of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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        SALING's BÖRSEN - JAHRBUCH für 1926 /1927. Ein Handbuch für Bankiers und Kapitalisten. [= SALING's BÖRSEN - PAPIERE / Zweiter (finanzieller) Teil (BERLINER BÖRSE)] Inhalt u.a.: I. Abteilung: 1. Münzen, Papiergeld und Wechsel - 2. Staatspapiere, Provinzial- und Stadtobligationen - 3. Landschaftliche Pfandbriefe und standesherrliche Anleihen II. Abteilung: 1. Banken - 2. Bergwerke und Hütten III. Abteilung: 1. Bau- und Terrain-Gesellschaften - 2. Bau-Materialien - 3. Brauereien - 4. Verschiedene Industrie-Papiere - 5. Klein-, Lokal- und Strassenbahnen - 6. Versicherungs-Gesellschaften IV. Abteilung: 1. Deutsche Eisenbahnen - 2. Fremde Eisenbahnen / Die Lotterie-Anleihen sind überall da mit aufgeführt, wo sie stehen würden, wenn sie gewöhnlich

      BERLIN und LEIPZIG, Verlag für Börsen- und Finanzliteratur A.-G., 1926 - XC, 2441 (1) S, XXII (nicht eing. kollat.); Werbung der Zeit, Inserentenverzeichnis 22 x 16cm Sprache : de Bibl.-Ex., Titel mehrf. gestempelt Geprä., illustr. OLnBd., Einband etwas berieben,; Rücken am oberen Kapital eine Seite 1cm angeplatzt. Ecken bestossen. Innenteil Papier leicht nachgebräunt. Ansonsten ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        Rote Giebel (Rödgen bei Eilenburg. 1977, Öl / Hartfaser, 86 x 81 cm. In originalem Künsterrahmen. Monogrammiert "M.", datiert "(19)77". (vgl. G. k. Müller, Hrsg. v. P. Gosse, S. 86).

      - Gerhard Kurt Müller (*1926 in Leipzig-Probstheida). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. Von 1941-43 Lehre im Grafischen Gewerbe, Besuch der Gutenbergschule, dort erste künstlerische Anregungen.Mitglied des Leipziger Kunstvereins. 1948 Bewerbung an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Zum Wintersemester 1948/49 Immatrikulation. Bis 1952 Studium an der HGB Leipzig bei Prof. Elisabeth Voigt und Prof. C.K. Massloff. Abschluss mit Diplom mit satirischen Lithographien und einer Arbeit über Honoré Daumier. 1952 Mitglied des Verbandes Bildender Künstler Deutschlands, später VBK/DDR. 1954 - 68 Lehrtätigkeit und Professur (1961) an der HGB Leipzig, Leiter der Abteilung für Freie Grafik, Leiter der Klasse für Freie Grafik und Illustration. 1964 - 66 Rektor der HGB Leipzig, leitet die Zweihundertjahrfeier der Akademie. 1968 verlässt er die Hochschule, er arbeitet freischaffend als Maler und Grafiker in Leipzig. 1954 erste Holzstiche, Illustrationen zu Gogol, Balzac, Heine, Kleist, Schiller u.a. 1966 erstes größeres Tafelbild, ab 1973 Holzskulpturen.Gerhard Kurt Müller gehört zu den Schlüsselfiguren der "Leipziger Schule". In gutem Erhaltungszustand. 9500 gr.

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        Winnie the Pooh

      Methuen & Co., Ltd, London, 1926 A very good first edition (1926) in a very good dust jacket, with some staining on the front of the jacket. Housed in a slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The World of William Clissold; a novel at a new angle

      Ernest Benn, 1926 - One of 218 copies signed by the author Three volumes A little foxing to end-papers, otherwise a very nice set in slightly worn slipcases Vellum-backed dark green cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mad King

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1926 - First Edition. Very good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to his daughter Joan with a humorous five line poem adding "Which has nothing at all to do with this book for Joan from Papa. Tarzana Ranch, Dec. 1926." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Punch or The London Charivari - 1926-1934

      London Punch -1934 1926 - (Englischsprachig). 9 Jahrgänge in einem Band - mit zahlreichen Illustrationen und farbigen Tafeln von Bernard Partridge, Fusally, Stampa, Frank Reynolds u.a. und Werbung der Zwanziger Jahre, oftmals als ganzseitige, farbige Tafeln - EA., Lwd. (Privateinband) mit Rückenvergoldung, o. durchgeh. Pag. (sehr umfangreich), gr. 8vo. Punch wurde 1841 gegründet, 1992 eingestellt - Rear board little parts pushed in, few pageedges creased (two with greater repaired tears), inside minimal foxed/finger-stained, one title minimal rubbed, in all very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sun Also Rises.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - First edition, first issue of the first printing, with the misprint ("stoppped") on page 181 line 26. Octavo, original black cloth. In near fine condition, with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. An exceptional example. The Sun Also Rises was published by Scribner's in 1926, and a year later in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape under the title Fiesta. Though it initially received mixed reviews, it is now "recognized as Hemingway's greatest work" (Meyers, 1985). The fictional plot depicts a love story between war-wounded and impotent Jake Barnes and the promiscuous divorcée Lady Brett Ashley, but the novel is a roman à clef; the characters are based on real people and the action is based on real events. Hemingway proposes that the "Lost Generation," considered to have been decadent, dissolute and irretrievably damaged by World War I, was resilient and strong. Naturally, themes of love, death, renewal in nature, and the nature of masculinity are heavily investigated. For example, the characters engage in bull-fighting, which is presented as an idealized drama: The matador faces death and, in so doing, creates a moment of existential nothingness, broken when he vanquishes the possibility of death by killing the bull (Stoltzfus, 2005). The Sun Also Rises is seen as an iconic modernist novel for future generations (Mellow, 1992), although it has been emphasized that Hemingway was not philosophically a modernist (Reynolds, 1990). "The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway's masterpiece--one of them, anyway--and no matter how many times you've read it or how you feel about the manners and morals of the characters, you won't be able to resist its spell. This is a classic that really does live up to its reputation" (David Laskin). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bearbeitet unter Mitwirkung des Zuchtausschusses des Bundes deutscher Geflügelzüchter und vielen Rassezüchtervereinen. 3. Auflage.

      Würzburg Stürtz () 1926 - (19 x 12,5 cm). 14 (2) S. Mit Portrait und 260 Abbildungen auf 112 chromlithographischen Tafeln jeweils mit rückseitiger Beschreibung. Original-Leinwandband. Die sehr hübschen und dekorativen Tafeln zeigen überwiegend ein weibliches und ein männliches Tier der jeweiligen Rasse. - Schnitt gering stockfleckig. Sechs Tafeln mit leicht beschädigtem rückseitigem Text. Alle Abbildungen jedoch sehr gut erhalten. Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar

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        A Million and One Nights

      Simon & Schuster, 1926 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of Thomas A. Edison's A Million and One Nights. Published in New York by in 1926. One of only 327 SIGNED copies. This is number 26. Two volumes. Books very good, bound in leather around spine and paper on covers. Signed by the author under "This is, I believe." in the first volume. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Roosevelt In The Bunk House. Visits Of The Great Rough Rider To Wyoming In 1903 And 1910

      Np: Privately Printed, 1926. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Octavo; pp; (ii), 38; frontispiece, plus nine black and white photographs; original printed tan paper wrappers; some toning. Deming was a pioneer newspaperman, lawyer and businessman. This is an accumulation of speeches and reminiscenses from TR's visits to Wyoming. Herd 674. Remarkably scarce in the first edition, seldom seen.

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        The Adventures of Pinocchio

      MacMillan, New York, 1926 First printing thus. Color illustration by Attilio Mussino. Deep blue cloth pictorially stamped with Pinocchio in green, gray and cream in a striking dust jacket. Printed in Italy. Very good (some foxing in book but outside covers are near fine) in a near fine dust jacket. Very rare in the original dust jacket. Original price still present on the front flap of the dust jacket. Previous owner's name and writing on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Special Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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      GALLIMARD, Paris 1926 - Illustrés par Jeanne ROSOY, Germaine LABAYE, HALICKA, Hermine DAVID. Paris, Gallimard, 1926, 4 volumes cartonnés en chromotypogravure, médaillons ornés d'une illustration en noir différente pour chacune des couvertures. Valéry LARBAUD rassemble dans ce recueil, poétique et émouvant, huit nouvelles, vues par des yeux d'enfants, mettant en scène des enfants et leur univers. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Van Gelder (N°61). Infimes usures sur les couvertures, quelques rares piqûres internes, gardes jaunies, manque l'étui. Livres

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        Revista Litoral. Número 2 Diciembre 1926

      Málaga Imprenta Sur 1926 - Primera edición original del n. 2 de la mítica revista, la más importante de la Generación del 27. Dirigida por Manuel Altolaguirre y Emilio Prados. Diciembre d 1926. 30 páginas. 24,5 x 16 cm. Conserva sobrecubierta azul y encartes interiores. Ilustraciones en cubierta e interior de Benjamín Palencia. Contiene el poema de Moreno Villa, con dibujos del mismo "Schola Cordis" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, gilt vignette on front cover, top edges gilt, yellow map endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Spine gently rolled; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Aan't Zugermeer.

      Assen, van Grocum 1926 - 15,2 x 16,7 cm, 48 S., 5 s/w ganzseitige sowie ein zweifarb. Or - Holzschnitt auf dem Umschlag von Jan Wiegers (Houtsneden van Jan Wiegers), eine S. mit Blumenresten, ill. Umschlag mit geringfügigen Einrissen, wohl ein Privatdruck in entsprechend kleiner Auflage, im Archiv des Verlages van Gorcum unbekannt, die Holzschnitte verraten einen bestimmenden Einfluss von E. L. Kirchner. Jan Wiegers war auch einige Zeit in Davos bei E. L. Kirchner [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Second Book of Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.

      4to., original cloth lettered on spine and upper board. A very good copy with rather tatty remains of original dust wrapper. First edition. Inscribed by James Johnson to the African-American anthologist, critic, editor of the influential annual Anthology of Magazine Verse, and poet William Stanley Braithwaite, "For Stanley from Jim." Johnson had included several of Braithwaite's poems in his pioneering Book of American Negro Poetry (1922)

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        Colour of an Old City. A Map of Boston Decorative and Historical. Cover title: This is a section of The Map of Boston Contained in this Envelope. Size 28 1/2 by 37 1/2 inches and entitled The Colour of an Old City).

      Boston.: Houghton Mifflin Co.. No date. Ca. 1926.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 28 3/4 x 37 1/2 inches on sheet size 28 1/4 x 37 1/2 folding as issued to 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 with color pictorial envelope 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Short separations at fold intersections, tiny separation at one fold end, light toning to sheet, overall map is in very good condition. Pictorial envelope is worn with 1/2 inch paper loss at upper right corner, chips and short tears, one longer tear (1 1/2 inch at upper left), overall toning / light soiling. A brightly colored and detailed historical map of Boston designed, drawn, and coloured by Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, with Boston Common at the centre; the city is surrounded by a border of vignettes of historical events and places. One of the three maps of American cities by Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, inspired by the MacDonald Gill Wonderground Map of London, that Houghton Mifflin published in 1926. .

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        Basne na pohlednice. (Gedichte für Ansichtskarten.) 137. Band der Edition Aventinum.

      Praha, Otakar-Storch-Marien, 1926. Vorzugsausgabe: Nr. 10 von 50 nummerierten Exemplaren auf \"Hausjapan\" vom Autor auf dem Schmutztitel eigenhändig unterschrieben. Umschlag und die konstruktivistische Titelseite von Karel Teige und Otakar Mrkvicka. 59 Seiten, 2 Blätter. 8° (12,5 cm x 19,8 cm). Farbig illustrierte Orig.-Broschur. Eins der bekannten Werke der einzigen rein tschechischen Avantgarde, des Poetismus, der u. a. Reisen und exotische Länder hoch dichtete, und das Leben zur Poesie und die Poesie zum Leben machen wollte, so wie hier mit Gedichten auf Postkarten des Fürsten der tschechischen Avantgarde-Dichter V. Nezval, von K. Teige und O. Mrkvicka ansprechend gestaltet und im selben Jahr (1926) wie Nezvals und Teiges \"Abeceda\" erschienen. - Karel Teige (1900 Praha - 1951 Praha) war einer der besten tschechischen Avantgarde-Umschlag-Gestalter, führender Kunsttheoretiker der tschechischen Avantgarde, programmatischer Führer des Künstlerverbandes Devetsil, Buchgestalter, Graphiker, Übersetzer, Mitglied des tschechischen Poetismus und später (seit 1934) Surrealismus. Karel Teige gestaltete eines der bekanntesten Fototypobücher des 20. Jahrhunderts \"Abeceda\", für das V. Nezval die Gedichte schrieb. - \"Otakar Mrkvicka (1898 - 1957) studied in Prag and Munich and in the early 1920s he made magazine and book covers, advocating the principles of constructivism in collaboration with Karel Teige, using photomontage in a very early stage. ... He was co-founder of the leftist satirical journal \'Trn\' and his illustrations for that journal show the influence of George Grosz, whose drawings were prominent in the first yer (1924) of \'Trn\'.\" (John Vloemans, Avantgarda) - Umschlag berieben, etwas angestaubt, wenig angebräunt bzw. etwas lichtrandig, etwas bestoßen, die den Schnitt überragenden Ränder mit kleinen Läsuren. Seitenränder papierbedingt nur leicht angebräunt. Ansonsten ordentliches Exemplar. - Die Vorzugsausgabe (die ersten 50 von Nezval signierten Exemplare) ist selten.

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