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        The Great Gatsby

      Chatto, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1926. First Edition. 218 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with decorative gilt. Presumed first edition. Name to the pastedown endpaper. Good bright pages. Light tanning and foxing to the endpapers. Rough cut pages. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Boards slightly warped. Spine extremes scuffed. Bright gilt.

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      Marcus Adams 1926 - An original photograph album 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Original boards with a linen tie binding with a circular gilt embossed child as Pan. Front endpaper signed in pencil Marcus Adams and dated 1926. Containing 9 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SAME LITTLE GIRL ALL SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER, tipped on to thick grey card. Images measuring 8x6 inches (slight variation in sizes). One image slightly spotted otherwise in fine condition. The rear endpaper with Marcus Adams label and business - The Children's Studio. Marcus Adams (1875-1959) was a British society photographer noted for his portraits of children. Adams' father was the Reading based photographer Walton Adams. He began his career as an architectural photographer for the British Archaeological Society and took photographs for books by the antiquarian C.E. Keyser. With fellow photographers Bertram Park and Parks' wife Yvonne Gregory, Adams formed the "Three Photographers" group in 1920. Based at 43 Dover Street, Mayfair, they each worked independently, but shared use of printing, retouching and darkroom staff. Gaining notability for his portraits of children Adams took the first official photographs of the Duchess of York and her daughter Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II). His 1934 photograph of Princess Elizabeth at the age of 8 was used as the portrait for the $20 banknote of the 1935 Series of banknotes of the Canadian dollar. He continued his work as a photographer of royal children until a sitting with Princess Anne in 1956. Other notable children photographed by Adams included Christopher Robin Milne. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      De Sikkel, Antwerpen 1926 - 1/110. Quarto. 93, [1]pp. Uncut. Original printed dust-jacket over blind wrappers. Publisher's logo on front cover and title page. This remarkable illustrated work by Karel van de Woestijne (1878-1929), a Flemish writer who was strongly influenced by the Tachtigers and the French Symbolists (Baudelaire, Henri de Régnier and Jules Laforgue) contains 6 full-page woodcuts, and 2 initials by Jozef Cantré. One of 110 copies, of which this is No. 35. Spine sunned and partly creased. Previous owner's inscription on half-title, and dated 1926. Text in Flemish. Dust-jacket in overall good, wrappers and interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archive of service in Burma, 1896-1929

      Official reports, manuscript letters, survey notes, field reports, maps and 75 original photographs. [Including] Six confidential reports: 1. Barnard, J.T.O. Report on the Hukawng Valley Expedition for the Liberation of Slaves... Rangoon: June, 1926. Folding map. 26pp. 2. Barnard, J.T.O. Report on the Expedition to the "Triangle" for the Liberation of Slaves... Rangoon: July, 1927. 3 folding maps. 38pp. 3. Dewar, T.P. Report on the Naga Hills (Burma) Expedition for the abolition of Human Sacrifice... Rangoon: August, 1927. Large folding map. 50pp. 4. Dewar, T.P. Report of an Expedition to the Hukawng Valley and Naga Hills (Burma) During the Season December 1927 to May 1928... Folding map. 15pp. 5. Mitchell, H.J. [Report of an Expedition to the Naga Hills Tracts bordering on Upper Chindwin for the abolition of Human Sacrifice. Rangoon, 1927.] 14pp. 6. Mitchell, H.J. Report on the Naga Hills (Upper Chindwin) Expedition for the Abolition of Human Sacrifice January to March 1928... 2 folding maps. 42pp. 2 vols. Folio. Custom cloth with labels to spine and upper covers, plus a card folder. Some occasional chipping as one would expect. Very good. Official reports, manuscript letters, survey notes, field reports, maps and 75 original photographs. [Including] Six confidential reports: 1. Barnard, J.T.O. Report on the Hukawng Valley Expedition for the Liberation of Slaves... Rangoon: June, 1926. Folding map. 26pp. 2. Barnard, J.T.O. Report on the Expedition to the "Triangle" for the Liberation of Slaves... Rangoon: July, 1927. 3 folding maps. 38pp. 3. Dewar, T.P. Report on the Naga Hills (Burma) Expedition for the abolition of Human Sacrifice... Rangoon: August, 1927. Large folding map. 50pp. 4. Dewar, T.P. Report of an Expedition to the Hukawng Valley and Naga Hills (Burma) During the Season December 1927 to May 1928... Folding map. 15pp. 5. Mitchell, H.J. [Report of an Expedition to the Naga Hills Tracts bordering on Upper Chindwin for the abolition of Human Sacrifice. Rangoon, 1927.] 14pp. 6. Mitchell, H.J. Report on the Naga Hills (Upper Chindwin) Expedition for the Abolition of Human Sacrifice January to March 1928... 2 folding maps. 42pp. 2 vols. Folio. Slavery and human sacrifice. A remarkable archive documenting Rich's service in Burma from his first posting in 1896 through to his work in the 1920s when he was engaged in the suppression of slavery and human sacrifice. After sixty years and three Anglo-Burmese wars, Burma became a British colony in 1886. Having completed the Suez canal, Britain turned to Burma for its rice supply and much of the Irrawaddy delta was dredged for the purpose. The British began an extensive survey work and initially Rich was an engineer attached to it. The archive commences with two letters written from Upper Burma to his mother while engaged on survey work in 1896 and 1897. Rich communicates much of what life was like for surveyors - preferring a grass hut to his tent, noting his meals and providing a general account of his travels. There are notes on the geography and topographical sketches. The material from this early period also includes his diary documenting the period 8-17, May 1899 when he was engaged in survey work for the Salween Railway in the Shan state. An early entry gives some of the flavor: "May 9th... arrived at camp no 2 at a Kachin village called Kangmong at 9 o'clock after an eventful march. At this village the present headman two years ago burnt a man by placing him in a hole in the ground with a fire on his head." Furthermore, he gives plenty of insight into day-to-day marching in the region: "during the rainy season we never put up our tents ... as a shower will nearly or quite double the weight of a tent". Rich notes arguments between his Chinese mule drivers and Hindustani guards and coolies. Nor does he spare himself in relating the ongoing difficulty of dealing with mules. Rich was keen to engage with those around him, especially the village headmen. "This [one] is more intelligent than the average Shan and in the afternoon I had a long talk with him ... through my Shan interpreter... Five years ago his village was attacked by Kachins & burnt... his people had to flee as they stood, leaving cattle & everything behind & they could not return till the British came up..." He also provides extensive notes on the geography as well as customs of the local tribes. He includes a lengthy description of a village at Maingyaw and its school. At Pangwo, he notes "it is the custom of these hill tribes to move their villages about once in 3 years. I once asked a villager how they agreed on when to move & he said that they usually waited till there were 3 deaths in one house..." Rich then describes the dwellings and wonders how after three years "not that 3 have died but that anyone is alive to tell the tale." Furthermore, there are two typed reports (totaling 24pp) to H. A. Thornton, Commissioner of the North-East Frontier Division. With a covering letter dated 17 March, 1923, the first report is titled "Report on the Hukawng and adjoining Unadministered Territory." It provides a detailed overview of the region with a view to governing the Unadministered areas. There is also the following aside "the Nagas continue gaily to practice their human sacrifices, whilst slavery still flourishes amongst the Nagas, as well as amongst the Kachins and Shans of the Hukawng and bloodfeuds are common amongst Kachins as well as Nagas." The second "Brief account of survey operations of No. 10 Party, Survey of India, in the North East frontier Division, Burma from 1909 to 1923." The two reports were made at the end of his service as the head of No. 10 Survey Party and essentially summarize fourteen years of his achievements. The bulk of the archive concerns the expeditions into the Hukawng Valley to release slaves being held captive and also to eradicate the practice of human sacrifice. The Hukawng Valley is an area of roughly 6000 square miles and at the time had a population of about fifteen thousand. The swampy nature of the terrain, and rapids on the Chindwin River, made the valley extremely difficult to access and in the 1920s the area was basically un-administered. It was only through the work of survey parties that slavery was discovered, and although there had long been reports of human sacrifice among the Nagas, this was only verified by the likes of Rich in 1922. The heart of the collection are the two bound volumes titled Slavery & Human Sacrifice on the North East Frontier of Burma. The first volume contains 102 bound leaves of manuscript, typescript and printed papers (many confidential) concerning Rich's work in Burma. They begin with notes regarding him passing exams in colloquial Yunnanese, the Chingpaw dialect of Kachin and Maru. The remaining papers concern the Kachin rising though principally involve operations in the Hukawng Valley and Naga Hills. They include Rich's report, his correspondence with superiors (letters and telegrams), receipts and accounts, despatches along with seven leaves of plates and ten folding maps, many of which are annotated. The second volume contains six confidential reports, none of which are located on OCLC, COPAC or KVK. The first report indicates the scale of the situation and how it was dealt with: "The number of slaves dealt with was 3445 ... The slaves were released on payment of compensation and solatium amounting to Rs.196,163." There were further monies paid as "agricultural advances." Regarding human sacrifice, a similar method of dissuasion was used. "Promises have been clinched my mutual presents and though there may be occasional breaches... periodic visits from Civil Officers [will ensure] the end of the custom of human sacrifice is in sight." In addition to the narrative of the expeditions, there is also a full breakdown of how these expeditions were equipped, methods of communication, tables showing at what rates slave owners would be compensated, and medical information relating to disease and vaccinations. The sketch maps show the tracks of each expedition. These confidential reports complement the additional material and this archive provides a substantial record of a dramatic, if little known, episode in British colonial rule. Rich's contributions are acknowledged in a 1929 letter from Hugh Aylmer Thornton, C.I.E.: "you must feel that you more than anyone else is clearly due the credit for ending the slavery and human sacrifice in the unadministered areas." All of this is complemented by 75 original photographs that provide a rare glimpse into a seldom visited part of Burma. Rich attended Sandhurst and served as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. His long association with Burma commenced almost immediately when he was posted to India in 1895 and then to Burma in 1896 where he helped survey the railway. He returned to Burma in 1911 for more surveying work, this time at the frontier post at Myitkyina from where he was responsible for the surveying of the border with Tibet and Yunnan. After the Second World War Rich returned to Burma where he was in charge of the Burma Circle of the Survey of India. He retired with the rank of Colonel and was made C.I.E. in 1928. A. McLeish, Christian Progress in Burma. London, 1929. pp37-40

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        Tropic Death

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 283p. dj. 19cm. Backstrip panel on jacket missing a modest railroad spike-shaped piece below author's name and another round piece slightly larger than a BB, and also has some chipping at ends and an almost invisible split down almost the whole length of the panel. Modest chip at top of front panel. Jacket flaps slightly trimmed at corners. Former owner's name on first blank. Short stories set in the West Indies. Walrond was born in British Guiana and attended Columbia University. Regarded as a product of the Harlem Renaissance. This jacket is striking even as described and very rarely seen.

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        Tales of the Angler's Eldorado: New Zealand

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Phares, Frank E.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First edition as stated on copyright page along with the publisher's code, G-A (see Rogers, pages 66-67). Complete. Over 100 photographs and illustrations. Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages with a student's Latin prize presentation on the front free endpaper. Small triangular chip to the bottom margin at page 102. Minor wear to cover and dust jacket, mostly at ends of spine. Dust jacket spine is lightly sunned. An angling classic. . . . " In 1926, the Government commissioned . . . Zane Grey to come to New Zealand, sample the marlin and trout fishing and write about them. On the trout fishing section of his assignment, he fisted the Western Bays with fine success, but it was the Tongariro River flowing into the southern end of the lake that caused him to write in raptures. . . . Grey's book drew the attention of anglers from all over to the magnificent Tonagriro River and it came to be regarded as arguable the finest rainbow trout river in the world." (see Orman's 21 Great New Zealand Trout Waters).

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        The History of H.M. Navigation School, 1729-1926.

      Portsmouth: H.M. Navigation School,, 1926. Square octavo. Presentation blue cloth, gilt lettered spine with anchor motifs. From the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), commander of the Grand Fleet at Jutland (31 May - 1 June 1916). Spine sunned, covers patchily faded; internally clean and crisp. Carbon copy typescript of an interesting history, later printed in The Naval Review (1926, volume 4, issue 14, pp. 792-820); the original is at the Royal United Services Institution (finding reference: RUSI/NM/159). The only copy held in other public institutions is that at the Australian Defence Force Academy Library but this appears to be a 31 page offprint from the Naval Review. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Lord Jellicoe, with the compliments of the Author. September, 1926". Rear Admiral Robert Kirk Dickson DSO (1898-1952) captained the minelayer "Manxman" (October 1940-December 1942) as part of Force "X" during the Mediterranean convoys of World War II: "On his return from Operation Style, Admiral Somerville began planning for an air attack on targets in Northern Sardinia to take place at the same time so as to create a diversion for a minelaying operation in the Gulf of Genoa. He proposed that the new fast minelayer, "Manxman", Captain R. K. Dickson, should be employed to lay mines off Leghorn" (The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume II: November 1940-December 1941, p. 163). On 1 December 1942 "Manxman" was hit twice by U-375 and despite being severely damaged reached Oran under tow. Dickson later served as Chief of Naval Information at the Admiralty.

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      Paris: [The Artist], 1926. - Large octavo. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Illustrations and plates. Tasteful collector's bookplate on front free endsheet, occasional slight offset from plates to facing pages, otherwise fine in slipcase and chemise. First edition in this format, illustrated with delicately colored copperplate engravings (five of them hors-texte) by Sylvain Sauvage. From a total edition of 256 copies, this is one of 180 numbered copies on verg"e d'Arches. MONOD 10117.

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        The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science.

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1926-1955. - Vorsatz gestempelt. Einbände teils leicht berieben, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 55000 8°. Halbleineneinbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und OBrosch. 7. Serie. Bände 1 - 46 (alles Erschienene) in 42 Bänden und 8 Heften. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Seeteufel. Abenteuer aus meinem Leben

      Berlin & Leipzig: K.F. Koehler. 1926. "Later printing (the book was first published in 1921); 8vo, pp. [6], 318, [2] ads; folding map showing the course of the German raider Seeadler to the the point of its demise in the Pacific in 1917; double-p. sailplan, and approx. 135 illustrations throughout, largely from photographs taken during the cruise; original pictorial cloth, spine a bit soiled, else generally very good. This copy enhanced by a 13-line inscription in German by the ship's navigator (and famed whaler and Arctic explorer) Carl Kircheiss, to Carl G. Orgell, dated Philadelphia, 17 October, 1927, mentioning the Seeadler, and also with a 7-line inscribed photograph of the navigator laid in. From January to July 1917, the Seeadler sank fourteen allied ships, eleven in the Atlantic and three in the Pacific. In August, however, the Seeadler was lost altogether: she was wrecked on an atoll in French Polynesia. Mystery still surrounds her loss. Von Luckner attested to the German Admiralty that an underwater earthquake caused a tsunami that dashed the ship on the reef, a story that is reaffirmed here in this book, and by several subsequent historians of the Germany Navy. And so has that story been perpetuated through the ensuing decades. Two contemporary investigations, as well as several recent ones, dispute this version of events, and instead blame Von Luckner for being oblivious to the change in the wind direction which blew the Seeadler onto the reef. Ignored by the supporters of Von Luckner was a 1929 book by the navigator of the Seeadler Carl Kircheiss in which he offers a vastly different version of how the shipwreck occurred, and one, ultimately, much closer to the truth. For a full account see the article by James N. Bade, University of Aukland, at"

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        All the Sad Young Men.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind lettered front cover, fore-edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Early ownership inscription on front free endpaper: "Philip H. Noyes 3rd, 966 Warfield Avenue, Oakland. Carmel - 1926 - Mar 18th" (the book was published on 26 February). Spine only slightly rolled, jacket at fold of front flap, chipped at extremities of spine, circular stain on front cover (from a martini glass?). First edition, first printing. A very attractive copy in the first state of the dust jacket with the girl's lips entire (later states show the inking of the lips deteriorating) and the type intact on pages 38 and 248.

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        La Fête Arabe. Illustré par Suréda de trente deux bois en couleurs et en noir gravés par Aubert.

      - P., Aux Editions Lapina, 1926, In-4, br., non coupé, non rogné, 185 pp. Tirée à 400 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur Rives.Cette première édition illustrée de "La Fête arabe" qui conte l'histoire d'une oasis progressivement dénaturée comprend 32 bois dont 6 hors-texte en couleurs d'André Suréda. Peintre versaillais, il entreprend un voyage en Afrique du Nord décisif quant à son orientation artistique. Il fut reconnu de son temps comme l'un des meilleurs orientalistes modernes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Almanach d'Architecture moderne. Documents. Théorie. Pronostics. Histoire. Petites histoires. Dates. Propos standarts. Apologie et idéalisation du standart. Organisation. Industrialisation du batiment. Collection de l'Esprit Nouveau.

      Paris, Les éditions G. Crès, s.d. (1926), - gr. in-8vo, (16 x 24.3 cm), 1 ff. blanc + 199 p. (+ 1 p. bl.) + 11 feuilles (1 p. ?Table de matières? + 20 p. de publicité + 1 p. bl.), ill. avec 172 clichés, brochure originale illustrée, coins légèrement touchés, dos restauré, plat devant ill. en couleurs, au verso publicité d?une voiture ?Voisin? avec image. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Sharp p. 70. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Torrents of Spring

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1926 with the Scribner's Seal present on the copyright. Black cloth boards. Rare Book. 1,250 copies printed. Hanneman A4a. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, shelf wear. Spot at the front board, bookplates at the endpaper, light age toning. Light spots at the endpaper. The very rare dust jacket is not present.

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        Typed Letter Signed, "freud".

      Vienna, 24 March 1926 - 1 page. 8vo. On „Prof. Dr. Freud" stationery. To an unnamed recipient, "Esteemed Sir," in German, explaining that his work at the "magic mountain" leaves only the evenings to socialize and arranging a meeting after dinner. „I am very sorry that your recent visit to me was unsuccessful. My day in this magic mountain or cave is divided in such a way that I have only the evening for enjoyments. May I suggest that you honor me with a visit today, at 8 or 8:15 after dinner, to exchange ideas and have a cigar? Or give the bearer some other time?" - Thomas Mann's novel, Magic Mountain, in which several themes are developed including the health of the mind and body, was published in 1924, two years prior to the writing of this letter.

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        History of Ventura County California

      Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1926. First edition. original green cloth lettered in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing of spine ends and corners, a little dust soiled, else fine. Quarto. Two volumes Illustrated .

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        Der gute Schutzmann (Ein lehrreiches Bilderbuch zur Verhütung der Verkehrsgefahren) 1. Ausgabe

      München, Braun und Schneider, (). 1926 - 22 S. mit 10 farbigen Tafeln von Wolfgang Wagner 4°. Halbleinen, Rücken löst sich unten etwas (reparabel), Einband staubig und an den Rändern stärker fleckig, hinten ebenfalls, innen nur leichtere Fingerflecken, S. 3 + 5 seitlich ein Einriss, sonst gutes Ex. (mit etwas Aufwand wieder ein ordentliches Ex.), Relativ frühes Werk zur Verkehrserziehung in Reimform dargestellt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec {1864-1901} 2 Volumes

      H. Floury, Editeur, Paris 1926 - H. Floury, Editeur, Paris, 1926 {Vol. 1}, 1927 {Vol. 2}, 2, Rue Saint-Sulpice & 4, Rue De Conde, Paris {VI}.Beautiful copies on Japan Velum, one of 175 copies. Enriched with numerous Lautrec original images. Matching copies finely bound in light brown leather with raised leather spines. Heavy books. Extra postage required. These are real collector's items. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        East of the Sun and West of The Moon (SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT)

      Blue Ribbon Books, New York 1926 - Blue Ribbon reprint of the Charles Scrtibner's Sons original, dated 1926. Signed to the FFE "With best wishes / Theodore Roosevelt." (Please see scans.) Illustrated with B&W photos by Kermit Roosevelt. Marigold cloth somewhat darkened to edges. The brothers travel to Tibet and Northern China to shoot specimens for the James Simpson-Roosevelts-Fields Museum. 284 pp. including appendix and index. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Plaisirs de la table, où, sous une forme nouvelle, l'Auteur a dévoilé maints délicieux secrets et recettes de bonne cuisine, transcrit les précieux avis de gourmets fameux et de fins gastronomes, conseillers aimables et sûrs en l'Art de Bien-Manger. Préface de M. Robert de Flers. Dessins de P.-F. Grignon.

      - P., chez l'Auteur et chez J. Meynial, 1926, In-4, br., XIV-333 pp. Edition originale de ce remarquable livre de recettes avec des vignettes, bandeaux et gravures dans le texte tirés en violet.Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, seul grand papier."Vous mêlez à vos recettes des souvenirs, des références historiques et des citations qui rendent notre goût savant" écrit le célèbre collaborateur de Caillavet dans sa préface. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Red Sea. Jidda with its Approaches surveyed by Commander W. J. L. Wharton, R. N.

      London, published at the Admiralty, 1926. - 1025 x 700 mm. Scale 1:24,216. Chart showing Jeddah, with an inset map of the "Inner Anchorage". Engraved chart, including tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks, shoals, lighthouses and beacons picked out in yellow and red, inland elevations, detailing and buildings. Published in 1878, revised in 1926. Signs of contemporary use, with several pencil markings. Folded.

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        The Sun Also Rises.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black full morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        The Torrents of Spring

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1926 with the Scribner's Seal present on the copyright. Black cloth boards. Rare Book. 1,250 copies printed. Hanneman A4a. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, shelf wear. Spot at the front board, bookplates at the endpaper, light age toning. Light spots at the endpaper. The very rare dust jacket is not present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mon corps et moi.

      Original edition on the current paper, false mention of fifth.Binding half ...Bel autograph signed by the author to the photographer and director Marc Allégret "For Marc Allegret brand of joy because of his Chad and the affection of René Crevel." Simon Kra Paris 1926 12,5x17,5cm broché

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      New York; Star Hebrew Book Co.. 1926. Hardcover. Original Cloth. 8vo. 32, 32 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and Hebrew. Yaari no. 2035. Hebrew and Yiddish Haggadah, facing opposite pages. A Hebrew/English edition was issued by the same publisher and author this year, more commonly found; this is the exceedingly rare Hebrew-Yiddish edition, the first Hebrew-Yiddish Hagadah published in America. One illustration on title page. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot. Judaism - Liturgy. Seder - Liturgy. Haggadah. Yiddish. OCLC lists 9 copies of a hebrew and english edition from this year, but OCLC lists none of this Yiddish edition. Light wear to boards, some wine stains and soiling to edges, binding shaken, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HAG-16-2) .

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        Unordnung und frühes Leid. Novelle. Berlin, S. Fischer (1926). 4to. Mit radierter Titelvignette von Karl Walser. 126 S. Orig.-Lederbd. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel, farbiger Deckelillustration, Kopfgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Schuber.

      0 - Erstausgabe. Eines von 300 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsagabe in Leder. Der Druckvermerk von Th. Mann und K. Walser signiert. Mit dem immer fehlenden Berichtigungsblatt. "Nachdem Thomas Mann den Druckvermerk bereits signiert hatte, mußte wegen technicher Schwierigkeiten bei der buchbinderichen Verarbeitung der Einband statt in Pergament in Ganzleder ausgeführt werden. S. Fischer Verlag Mitte Dezember 1926". Makelloses Exemplar. - Potempa E 29,2. - Bürgin I,31. - Wilpert/Gühring 32. - Badorrek-Hoguth B 60.1. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les horloges d'édifices EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1926. Fine. Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1926, 16x24,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in brown half shagreen corners, back with five nerves brightened dotted golden contreplats guards and handmade paper, first board cover preserved, modern binding. Book adorned with numerous illustrations. Flyleaf glued on the back cover of the first flat, date and ex-dono in upper margin of the half-title page. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin à coins brun, dos à cinq nerfs réhaussés de pointillés dorés, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, premier plat de couverture conservé, reliure moderne. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses illustrations. Page de garde collée au verso du premier plat de couverture, date et ex-dono en marge supérieure de la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire.

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        Les fenêtres. Dix poèmes de Rainer Maria Rilke illustrés de dix eaux-fortes par Baladine. Paris, In Officina Sanctandreana 1927. 4to. 58 S. Mit 10 Orig.-Radierungen von Baladine. Orig.-Brs. mit Deckeltitel

      0 - Erstausgabe in 500 numerierten Exemplaren erschienen. Rilke hat den französischen Gedichtzyklus 1926 geschrieben und in seinem letzten Lebensjahr noch selbst zum Druck vorbereitet. Mit 10 Orig.-Radierungen von Baladine (d.i. Klossowská). Tadelloses Exemplar in der empfindlichen Orig.-Broschur. - Ritzer E 72. - Monod 9729. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Fifth Estate

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1926. Thirty Years of Golf. Octavo. Original pictorial green cloth binding, image of golf club bag blocked to front cover, titles to spine in yellow. With the dust jacket. 16 black and white photographs Bumping to ends of spine and corners, pages toned, in the dust jacket with light restoration and closed tear repairs along edges. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Travers won the U.S. Amateur in 1907,1908,1912 and 1913. He won the US Open in 1915. Very Uncommon title in dust jacket.

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        La vie et les aventures étranges et surprenantes de Robinson Crusoé de York EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Henri Jonquières & Cie, 1926. Fine. Henri Jonquières & Cie, Paris 1926, 21,5x28cm, 3 volumes brochés.. - First edition of drawn wood, engraved and set color by Pierre Falké. A 150 numbered copies on paper Tallende orchard. Only draw with Japan. Some light spots. One of the most successful books of Pierre Falké. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition des bois dessinés, gravés et mis en couleur par Pierre Falké. Un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur papier verger de Tallende. Seul tirage avec un Japon ancien.  Quelques légères rousseurs, un plat de couverture en partie désolidarisé, sinon bel exemplaire bien complet de l'étui triple de l'éditeur.  Un des livres les plus réussis de Pierre Falké. 

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      New York: Two Worlds Publishing, 1926. n. Softcover. 238 x 168 mm (9 3/8 x 6 5/8"). The journal's first 11 issues. Edited by Samuel Roth. Original printed paper wrappers. Isolated pencilled marginalia. Slocum & Cahoon C-68. Five spines with minor chip at tail, short splits to head of six joints, covers of last issue detached and chipped around the edges, covers a little soiled, with a couple of short fore-edge tears, occasional corner creases or short marginal tears, but the leaves clean and fresh, and the fragile volumes otherwise well preserved. These 11 issues contain bowdlerized (and unauthorized) reprints of 13 episodes of Joyce's "Ulysses," which had been banned in the United States on grounds of obscenity. This bold piracy certainly brought Roth to the attention of the literary world: according to Slocum & Cahoon, "This unauthorized serialization of Ulysses resulted in considerable public indignation and provoked the 'International Protest' signed by 167 artists and writers and printed in transition I (April 1927)." Roth had planned to publish 14 installments in 12 issues; however, the 12th issue never appeared individually, though that section did appear in a later two-volume bound edition. Joyce sought and obtained an injunction against Roth, but by that time "Two Worlds" had ceased publication. The author sued for damages, claiming that an American edition of "Ulysses" could make $500,000. The New York Times reported that Roth countered, "The circulation of The Two Worlds Magazine has decreased very appreciably since the announcement of the articles by Mr. Joyce." In addition to "Ulysses," the magazine contains writings by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Djuna Barnes, Anatole France, D. H. Lawrence, and Octave Mirbeau's scandalous novel, "Diary of a Chambermaid." Complete sets of the individual issues are very hard to find, especially in good condition.

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        Souvenir of the visit to Australia of the Empire Parliamentary Delegation, 1926 made up of mounted photographs.

      Australian Commonwealth Government,,, Melbourne: 1926 - Hand captioned, real photo illustrated commemorative album presented to Marquess of Salisbury and members of the United Kingdom Branch of the Empire Parliamentary Association on the occasion of their visit to Canberra to present Australia with a Speakers Chair. The album covers activities and places visited around Australia during their visit. Images include:1. A view inside Parliament on the occasion of the presentation of the speakers chair.2. "Fuddy", Lake Eacham, Queensland. A well dressed Aborigine is pictured heating water in large tin over a fire, no doubt preparing the delegation their afternoon tea.3. Duntroon, Royal Military College, garden party with delegates drinking their tea.4. View of East Perth from near the observatory.5. Group of settlers, West Australia.Loosely inserted at the front of the album is a glossy photo portrait of 4 delegation members, with names noted in pencil on verso: Dr. Williams, Mr. Butcher, Mr. Hewart, and Mr. Byrne, and the location noted as Adelaide, South Australia. A printed version of this collection was subsequently issued for public use, along with a collection of glass plate photos with an accompanying explanatory booklet. Each of the different versions is accompanied by variant photos. "With the compliments of the Commonwealth of Australia, Empire Parliamentary Association" printed at the front wrapper, and an Australian Government book label inside the rear cover. Oblong 8vo album, not paginated, 32 photographs including the loose image, roughly 8 x 6 1/2". Stiff gray paper wrappers, title printed in black at front wrapper, bound with gray cord. Top of spine chipped, otherwise very good condition with the photographs bright and clean, each captioned in white. OCLC: 221697036 cites the National Library of Australia with the only copy recorded. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Codicis iuris canonici fontes. Vol. I: Concilia Generalia - Romani Pontifices. N. 1-364. Vol. II: Romani Pontifices. N. 365-544.Vol. III: Romani Pontifices. N. 545-713. Vol IV: Curia Romana. N. 714-2055. Vol. V: Curia Romana. N. 2056-3704. Vol. VI: Curia Romana. N. 3705-4427. Vol. VI: Curia Romana. N. 4428-5822. Vol. VIII: Curia Romana. N. 5823-6464. Vol. IX: Tabellae.

      Romae Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis - 1928 1926 - 25x17 cm. XVI, 953 S. / XI, 1012 S. / XI, 870 S. / XXXII, 1117 S. / XXXIX, 1114 S. / XX, 1034 S. / XXXV, 1060 S. / XIX, 620 S. / XXVIII, 311 Seiten (622 Spalten). Band 1-8 marmorierter Pappband mit Leinenrücken (HLw., Neubindung der orig. Ausgabe). Registerband: Fotomechanischer Nachdruck, gebunden in Ganzleinen. Nur sehr vereinzelt gering fleckig oder unwesentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Insgesamt gute, saubere Erhaltung. 16,000 gr. Band 1-8 marmorierter Pappband mit Leinenrücken (HLw., Neubindung der orig. Ausgabe). Registerband: Fotomechanischer Nachdruck, gebunden in Ganzleinen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Leben des Menschen. Eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen. [1] Band I. Mit 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 169 Abbildungen im Text. [2] Band II. Mit 33 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 260 Abbildungen im Text. [3] Band III. Mit 35 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 241 Abbildungen im Text. [4] Band IV. Mit 33 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 231 Abbildungen im Text. [5] Band V. Mit 23 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 157 Abbildungen im Text.

      Stuttgart Kosmos - Gesellschaft der Naturfreunde - Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung ( / 1927 / 1927 / 1929 / 1931) 1926 - 5 Bände Original-Halbleinwand mit Rückenvergoldung und Kopffarbschnitt; Gr. 8°; [1] (8) 274 (2) Seiten; [2] (8) 367 (1) Seiten; [3] (6) 364 (4) Seiten; [4] (6) 335 (1) Seiten; [5] (6) 267 (1) Seiten; 4 Beilagen (teils gefaltet, teils mehrseitig) in einer Tasche auf dem Hinterdeckel. Vollständiges Werk in einheitlicher Ausstattung; Einbände teils etwas fleckig, teils bestoßen; dennoch gute Exemplare. Unter den Beilagen findet sich auch das berühmte chromolithografierte Plakat "Der Mensch als Industriepalast"; dieses in farbbrillanter Erhaltung, jedoch in den Randbereichen teils wenig angeschmutzt; die Falze teils wenige cm angerissen. 6500 gr.

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        The Second Book of Negro Spirituals

      New York: The Viking Press, 1926. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine. INSCRIBED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON on the front free endpaper. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1926 1st edition. Bright and clean and Near Fine in its original pictorial cloth. Quarto, 189 pgs.

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        [Manuscrit autographe inédit et tapuscrit] "Les éléments non rationnels du langage", conférence à la Sorbonne (amphithéâtre Michelet) le 2 juin 1927

      1926. Manuscrit. Bon. En Feuilles. In-4. Manuscrit autographe (parafé deux fois en tête) de 40 pp. in-4 (nombreuses ratures et corrections) et tapuscrit avec corrections autographes de 20 pp. in-4. Le tapuscrit est la mise au propre du manuscrit. L'ensemble est à notre connaissance inédit. Dans son "Histoire de la psychanalyse en France" (t. 1, p. 313 sq.) Elisabeth Roudinesco cite, parmi les trois articles capitaux de Pichon, un article de 1928 publié dans la revue de Janet ("Le Journal de Psychologie"), "Sur la signification psychologique de la négation en français" où il présente le concept de "forclusion", devenant ainsi "l'initiateur d'un moment théorique essentiel de l'histoire du mouvement psychanalytique français". Or cette conférence de 1927 prépare l'article de 1928 (auquel Jacques Lacan fera souvent référence) et les pages 31 à 40 du manuscrit (et 16 à 20 du tapuscrit) sont consacrées au concept de forclusion, qui s'invente donc publiquement ce 2 juin 1927. Tout est déjà dans le texte de cette conférence, jusqu'à la phrase de Marsillac à propos de l'affaire Dreyfus sur laquelle E. Roudinesco fait de longs développements. Notons que le tome 1 de l'Essai de Grammaire française, où Pichon et Damourette traitent plus longuement de la négation en français, quoique sous-titré "1911-1927", ne paraîtra qu'en 1930. Et nous verrons ailleurs (cf. réf. XXXX), non sans une certaine ironie, que si la réflexion sur le langage conduite par Pichon est une source d'inspiration importante pour Lacan, la langue de ce dernier est une source primaire cryptée de l'Essai de Grammaire. Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours..

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        The Daisy: Senior Issue. June 1926

      Brooklyn, New York: East District High School. 1926. First. Edited by Daniel Fuchs. Large octavo. 39, [9] ads pp. Stapled and illustrated orange wrappers. Owner's name on front cover, vertical crease, small chip and modest wear on the wrappers, very good. Also includes a page signed by many classmates (but not, it appears, by Fuchs). Fuchs was the author of the classic Jewish-American novel A Summer in Williamsburg set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Not only did Fuchs edit this high school literary magazine, he is pictured with a brief biography (as well as pictured in the class picture), and here publishes the Second Prize story in the school's Short Story Contest, "Isidore Goldfarb Reflects...", which is very reminiscent of his later fiction. The biography reveals that Fuchs edited and contributed to the magazine for most of his high school tenure, so presumably this is not his first published work. However, we've seen no other copy of the magazine. His first novel, A Summer in Williamsburg, was published in 1934, the same year as the other great Jewish-American Depression classic Call It Sleep by Henry Roth. Fuchs later devoted himself to writing film scripts, one of which, Love Me Or Leave Me, won him an Academy Award. .

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt vignette on front cover, top edges gilt, yellow map endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Corners and ends of spine lightly bumped, small ink stamp to front pastedown. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman.

      London: Macmillan,, 1926. Faithfully presented by Thomas Hardy. With forty-one wood engravings by Vivien Gribble. Octavo (219 X 145 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in contemporary blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, matching cloth boards, plain blue endpapers, top edge gilt. Forty-one illustrated plates, with a folding map inserted before rear free endpaper. Spine faded, an excellent copy. Limited edition of 1500 copies. A handsomely bound copy.

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        El Habitante Y Su Esperanza [Association Copy: Signed, Placed, and Dated]

      Editorial Nascimento, Buenos Aires 1926 - A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original cream-colored wrappers (some handling soil, small stain to the spine head and adjoining portion of each wrapper, title to the front wrapper underlined in blue, evidence of neat early repairs to the spine ends and edges and to the hinges -- in better condition than we are used to seeing), SIGNED BY PABLO NERUDA on the front free endpaper and there inscribed by him as follows: para / Maury / Austin / Bromsen / [illegible] / Neruda / 1947". Neruda also has placed his inscription and signature in "Santiago / de Chile". Pablo Neruda won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature for "a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams". [Bromsen, the inscribee, was a noted American bibliophile and book dealer who spent 1941 and 1947 (the year Neruda inscribed this book) at the University of Chile as both student and teacher. An expert in Latin America, Bromsen was a member of the Department of Cultural Affairs for the Pan American Union and built the finest collection of manuscript and iconographic items in the United States related to his hero Simon Bolivar, a leader in the struggle for South American independence, as well as other materials relating to colonial Spanish America spanning the period from Columbus' arrival to Bolivar's death.] Neruda's only novel, El Habitante Y Su Esperanza [The Inhabitant and His Hope], evokes a brooding atmosphere while telling its tale of a jailed horse thief in love with the wife of a fellow felon. A dark work, the novel explores the baser human instincts with its tales of adultery and violent revenge, often speaking to the reader through surreal dreams and lyrical descriptions. While Neruda's habit was to sign his works in green ink -- with green symbolizing hope, IT IS QUITE NOTABLE THAT HE HAS SIGNED THIS BLEAK NOVEL IN BLUE RATHER THAN IN HIS COLOR OF HOPE. [Every other book signed by Neruda that we have handled or otherwise seen has been signed in green ink.] The book itself is not common in the first edition and signed copies of it are as scarce as hen's teeth -- with the auction records showing no signed copy ever having come to auction as of the creation of this listing. A Very Good ASSOCIATION COPY OF PABLO NERUDA'S ONLY NOVEL, SIGNED BY PABLO NERUDA AND QUITE SIGNIFICANTLY SIGNED IN BLUE RATHER THAN IN GREEN. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE AND QUITE POSSIBLY RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Wir brechen die Bahn

      Der Aufmarsch Verlagsgesellschaft, Leipzig 1926 - 8vo. v, 170, [5]pp. Original color illustrated wraps. Scarce mid 1920's publication containing a collection of articles by H. Franke on the history & development of the following German paramilitary nationalist organizations: Stahlhelm, Wehrwolf, Jungdeutscher Orden, Wiking and Tannenbergbund. Helmut Franke (along with Ernst Jünger, Franz Schauwecker, and Wilhelm Kleinau) was the editor of the right-wing "Wochenschrift des Neuen Nationalismus," which was a supplement to the periodical "Stahlhelm." They pushed for a mobilization against the parliamentary-democratic system of the Weimar Republic toward a fascist German state. Text in German, gothic script. Some creasing, age wear and staining on wraps. Top and bottom corners of first few leaves slightly bumped. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition. Scarce work containing National Socialist ideals which would come to fruition a few years later. Four-page publisher's advertisement for the novel "Der Totenwolf," laid-in. Front of fold-out with design of a round swastika underneath three vertical red bars. Contents: 1. Kapitel: Werdende Macht / Der Soldat / Von kommender Revolution / Resignation2. Kapitel: Auftakt / Geist von Stagerrak / Stufen zur Tat / Ein Bagant / Tat und Schauen3. Kapitel: Nationalrevolutionre Gärung / Der Schrei nach Diktatur / Wo bleiben die Frontsoldaten? / Stahlhelm und Außenpolitik / Stahlhelm und Innenpolitik / Frontsoldaten als Führer der Jugend / Revolution ohne Methode4. Kapitel: In Italien und Spanien / Der italienische Faschismus / Das spanische Direktorium 5. Kapitel: Vom Volk zur Nation / Von der Zerstörung zur Erneuerung / Jugendwende / Künstler oder Politiker6. Kapitel: Kampf um Form / Der Frontsoldat marschiert / Vom Weg der Bünde / Was die Jugend will 7. Kapitel: Die junge Armee / Bünde und Außenpolitik / Bünde und Innenpolitik. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ACCOUNTS OF FICTITIOUS TRAVEL London 1926, - Holden. Vellum spine over yellow cloth, 288p.,appendix, 16 photogravures, top gilt. Exact reprint of theLondon 1704 edition. R A R E LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 750 COPIES Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        SALAMMBO. Illustré de 22 eaux - fortes dessinées et gravées par William Walcot.

      Les Editions d' Art Devambez 1926 FLAUBERT Gustave. SALAMMBO. Illustré de 22 eaux - fortes dessinées et gravées par William Walcot. Paris, Les Editions d' Art Devambez, 1926. In - 4° grande, a fogli sciolti, entro cartella edit. (4), 237, (3) pp. e 64 acqueforti originali (32 a doppia suite) f.t. protette da veline. Sontuosa edizione di soli 237 copie; uno dei 50 esemplari (es. n° 17) > contenente due stati delle acqueforti. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Monod, Livres illustrés modernes, 4696. Uff. Mob. 14

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      Origineel handschrift. 27,5 x 21,1 cm. Drie bladen. Recto (eenmaal) en verso (tweemaal). Met enkele doorhalingen en correcties. Perforatiegaatjes.* Melancholisch vers van zestien strofen, voorafgegaan door een Frans citaat van Henry J.-M. Levet en aan het slot gedateerd 'Cap. Martin, Dec. '25'. Het is een belangrijk gedicht volgens Du Perrons biograaf, 'als het ware één lange mijmering waarin Perkens de balans opmaakt van zijn ervaringen'.Dit handschrift is een vroege versie van het gedicht dat voor het eerst gepubliceerd werd in Bij gebrek aan ernst (1926): de vijftiende strofe ('Ik draag mij op vandaag te kopen'...) ontbreekt hier nog. Voorts zijn er minimale afwijkingen in de interpunctie en is er in de tweede regel van de eennalaatste strofe sprake van 'binnenhuis-filosofie', in plaats van het krachtiger 'luierstoel-filosofie'. De zevende strofe heeft hier ook nog de leuke, bij publicatie in Mikrochaos (1932) gewijzigde regels: 'eens komt Ostaijen dit te weten,/ mijn verzenmaken maakt hem ziek,/ zend mij lankmoedig een komplete/ gebruiksaanwijzing der lyriek'.In de linkermarge van het eerste blad schreef Du Perron een begeleidend schrijven: 'B[este] W[illink]/ Hierbij Windstilte./ In alle haast je D.P.' Enkel dit drieregelige briefje gepubliceerd in Brieven, deel 1, p. 76.

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        Sammlung von 11 eigenh. Briefen m. U.

      Berlin (8), Rowe (2) und Hendaye (1), 1926-40 - 4to. 25 SS. An Walter Minnich. Inhaltsreiche und persönliche Briefe, die anschaulich die Abwärtspirale von Pechsteins Lebensumständen in den dreißiger Jahren wiedergeben. Zur Sprache kommen Krankheiten in der Familie und bei ihm selbst (schwere Lungenentzündung 1936), die wenigen Ausstellungen in jener Zeit, Ausstellungsverbot, der Ausschluß aus der Akademie, die Sorge um den Lebensunterhalt, das Angebot einer Lehrstelle in Istanbul, der finanziell schmerzliche Betrug durch einen Kunsthändler, der drohende Krieg u. a. Zugleich berichtet Pechstein immer wieder von seinen Aufenthalten in Rowe, dem frugalen Leben in seiner Hütte am Koser See, dem „schützenden Asyl", das ihn „vor dem Zerbrechen bewahrt", auch im ganz physischen Sinne, wenn er durch Fischen und Holzhacken sein täglich Brot bestreitet. „. Sie wissen, daß mir Ihr Urteil sehr wertvoll ist, und daß ich auch eine stramme Kritik von Ihnen vertrage, und sogar gern habe, während mir die Zeitungen gestohlen werden können, denn diese Herren erledigen in 5 Minuten die Jahresarbeit eines Menschen mit ihrem totsicheren Urteil, welches durch keine eingehende Kenntnis getrübt ist. Im Frühjahr hoff ich, so Alles gut geht, also, Ihrem Rate zu folgen, und will nach Südfrankfreich fahren, jetzt kann ich ich leider nicht fort, denn ich hoffe immer noch etwas zu verkaufen, wenigstens mehr, als das Teure Leben verschlingt ." (Berlin, 2. Dez. 1926)„. hier in Berlin habe ich erst Kenntniss bekommen von allen Geschehnissen diesen Sommers, welche auch meine Person stark in Mitleidenschaft gezogen haben, zuletzt habe ich auch den Bescheid erhalten, dass ich auf Anordnung des Kulturministers aus der Akademie ausgeschlossen bin. Jetzt drängen sich nun notgedrungen Erwägungen auf, wie ich mein ferneres Leben gestalten könnte, um weiter für meine, und die Existenz meiner Familie sorgen zu können. Von meiner Hände Arbeit als Maler ist dies nicht mehr möglich. Was ich ausserdem noch kann ist Fischen, aber werde ich dies dürfen, denn die Berufsfischer sind schon wie der Teufel hinter jedes nutzbare Fischwasser her, und dann, was mach ich mit dem Jungen? Derselbe macht mir viel Freude, er ist jetzt mit seinen elf Jahren bereits so gross wie ich, und ist ein lebendiger, temperamentvoller Bengel . Marta sagt: nach Italien! Ja, ein grosses Fragezeichen, werde ich da eine Möglichkeit haben, wenigstens für die Dreie das Leben zu schaffen? ." (Berlin, 5. Nov. 1937)„. So entging ich all dem schrecklichen Aufregungen, und konnte mich, zurückgezogen auf mich selbst, ganz meiner Arbeit widmen. Jetzt, wenn ich mir dieselben im Atelier ansehe, freue ich mich derselben, denn ich hatte mir endlich den Wald in grösserem Format vorgenommen, nachdem ich dies Problem, die Jahre vorher, bereits in grossen und kleineren Zeichnungen, Farbskizzen, Aquarellen, bearbeitet hatte. Dergestalt habe ich auch hier in dieser Steinwüste, ein schützendes Asyl, welches mich vor dem Zerbrechen bewahrt, denn die Geschehnisse der letzten Zeit haben mich sehr durchgeschüttelt, und erneut die Sehnsucht nach den seligen Gefilden der Südsee geweckt, in welchem kein Machthunger die Menschen vergewaltigt ." (Berlin, 2. Jan. 1939)„. So wenig, wie ich anfangs an einen Krieg glauben wollte, so musste ich mich doch daran gewöhnen, ich glaube nicht, dass ich noch persönlich in Frage komme, denn erstens bin ich nun 58 Jahre alt, und dann bin ich auch nicht mehr der Kerl, wie im Weltkrieg, die schwere Krankheit 1936 hat doch am Herz etwas zurückgelassen. Nun wünsche ich bloss noch recht sehr, dass die Nerven durchhalten, und hoffe, dass ich dann im kommenden Frühjahr und Sommer erneut nach Pommern fahren kann. Dort in der Einsamkeit, finde ich auch meine alte Arbeitsfreude wieder. Gegenwärtig mache ich in den langen Arbeitsstunden Abends bei Licht Schmuck, ja! ich arbeite wie ein Goldschmied, in Nidden fand ich wunderhübsche Steine, welche ich schleifen und polieren liess, und verarbeite dieselben nun selbst in Silber zu Ringen, Armbändern, Mansche

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und 5 eh. Postkarten mit U.

      Zürich, 1925 und 1926. - Zusammen 11 SS. auf 6 Bll. Gr.-4to und qu.-8vo. Die Karten jeweils mit eh. Adresse. Korrespondenz mit Otto Wernthal vom gleichnamigen Musikverlag über eine geplante Veröffentlichung von Kinderliedern, deren er achtzehn mit gleicher Post übersendet: „[.] Es sind alles Originaltexte von mir. Wenn Sie diese mit den Liedchen im Buch mischen würden, hätte man die stattliche Zahl von 30 Kinderliedern. Käme das Buch nur broschiert heraus, wie viele andere Sammlungen, mit einigen der besten Bilder, und würde eine große Auflage gedruckt, dann wäre sicher ein Geschäft zu machen. Ich werde von mir aus eine Kollektivreklame in Tageszeitungen machen [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 1. Dezember 1925). – Die Karten mit Detailfragen zu dem Verlagswerk, das im Jahr darauf unter dem Titel „25 Kinderlieder für eine Singstimme und Pianoforte. Gedichtet und vertont von Heinrich Pestalozzi. Mit Zeichnungen von Georg Ludwig Hahn" in Berlin bei Wernthal erscheinen sollte. – Heinrich Pestalozzi studierte Theologie in Zürich, Basel, Tübingen und Berlin, legte 1902 das theologische Staatsexamen ab und studierte dann an der Musikhochschule sowie am Sternschen Konservatorium in Berlin Violine und Komposition. „Nach einer Tätigkeit als Gesangslehrer nahm er 1912 eine Pfarrstelle in Arosa an und ging 1917 als Lehrer für Sologesang nach Zürich. Pestalozzi komponierte Lieder, Chöre, Klavierstücke und Violinsonaten. Er schrieb Gedichte und musikpädagogische Werke (u. a. ‚Die deutsche Bühnenaussprache im Gesang’ [.], 1925; ‚Kehlkopfgymnastik’, 1925)" (DBE). – Gelocht (tls. minimale Buchstabenberührung) und tls. mit kleineren Randläsuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926 First edition, first issue with "stoppped" for "stopped" on page 181. Publisher's black cloth, with gold title labels to the front board and spine, Cleon vignette illustration to the title page. Near fine or better, with some minor rubbing and a faint vertical crease to the spine label, otherwise bright and unfaded spine, fresh and clean interior. A lovely copy. The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway's second novel and is considered his most important work. The text tells the story of American and British expatriates who travel to the Festival of San Fermínin in Pamplona, Spain. The plot, which is based on Hemingway's own experience at the Festival of San Fermínin with literary expatriates then living in Paris, unites Hemingway's main interests that continue to appear in his subsequent novels. Additionally, The Sun Also Rises utilizes the Iceberg Theory so evident in much of Hemingway's writing, where the true essence of the story is not expressly said in the plot but rather is meant to be inferred. Hemingway's experiences in Pamplona inspired his interest and vast knowledge of bullfighting, which he showcased in his non-fiction work Death in the Afternoon.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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