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        Les vertus I II III EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Société générale d'Imprimerie et d'édition, 1926. Fine. Société générale d'Imprimerie et d'édition, Paris 1926, 23x29,5cm, broché. - Edition partly original, one of 15 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing. Precious autograph signed and dated Adrienne Monnier: "At Léon-Paul Fargue, with my great admiration ..." A small marginal tear in the middle of the first flat, lightly shaded guards. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé d'Adrienne Monnier  : "A Léon-Paul Fargue, avec ma grande admiration..." Un petit accroc marginal en milieu du premier plat, gardes légèrement ombrées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte m. U.

      Lugano, 11. XII. 1926.. Qu.-8vo. 1 1/2 SS. Mit Adresse.. "Haben Sie sich im Honorar nicht geirrt? Wie soll ich 3 mal 75 M verstehen? Und bitte ein Exemplar! Hochachtend Else Lasker-Schüler". - Am Kopf Angabe der postlagernden Adresse in Lugano. - Rückseitig Eingangsstempel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Onn Ock Toh Ommer Mott !!!".

      - Radierung, 1926, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, signiert und datiert. 23,6:17,4 cm. Unser Blatt erinnert in Ausführung und Ausdruck an Radierungen von K. Kollwitz (1867-1945). Gertrud Lerbs studierte an der Kunst- und Gewerbeschule Königsberg bei O. Ewel (1871-1954), Feist und Weber, ab 1918 an der Kunstakademie Königsberg in der Graphikklasse von G.H. Wolff (1875-1945), wo sie die erste Frau mit Meisteratelier war. An der Königsberger Kunstakademie lernte sie 1923 ihren Ehemann, den Maler Kurt Bernecker (1896-1974) kennen. 1924 erhielt sie die Goldene Medaille der Künste, 1928 die Medaille der Berliner Akademie für hervorragende Leistungen Preußischer Kunsthochschüler. Studienreisen unternahm sie nach Holland und Paris. 1930 hatte sie eine Ausstellung in Berlin bei Gurlitt. Durch Kriegseinwirkung wurde 1944/1945 ihr Atelier zerstört. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg siedelte sie nach Lüneburg über, wo sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann eine Malschule betrieb. Ihre Haupttechnik war die Radierung, sie schuf aber auch Illustrationen. Graphikmappen (z.B. Griffelkunst Vereinigung Hamburg) mit Künstlern wie H. Orlowski (1894-1967), E. Ende (1901-1965) und E. Bargheer (1901-1979). Die Motive reichen vom Märchenhaften zu ostpreußischen Landschaften und sozialen Problemen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Las Instituciones de la Antigüedad. I: Instituciones Civiles. Guerra. Ciencias. Traducción española de Domingo Vaca

      Madrid, Daniel Jorro, Editor, 1926 (Biblioteca de Historia y Arte). 4to. alargado; VIII-411 pp., con 380 ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación original en tela estampada.

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        Los autores de mis días. Comedia en tres actos. (y) El abanico de Lady Windermore. Comedia en cuatro actos

      Madrid, Comedias, 1926. 4to.; 93 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        La Construction des Avions. Constitution générale des avions, matières premières et principes généraux de construction

      Paris, Librairie Aéronautique, Étienne Chiron Éditeur, 1926. 4to. mayor; 3 hs., 450 pp., con 276 ilustraciones entre el texto, y 47 pp. con cuadros, más 20 hs. de publicidad aeronáutica. Cubiertas originales.

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        Treatment of Pernicious Anemia by a Special Diet. (Offprint from "The Journal of the American Medical Association", Aug. 14, 1926, Vol. 87, pp. 470-476).

      Chicago, American Medical Association, 1926. 8vo. Offprint in the original printed wrappers. Previous owner's name to top right corner of front wrapper. A very fine and clean copy. 19 pp.. First printing, in the scarce offprint, of Minot and Murphy's seminal Nobel Prize winning paper which "ranks as one of the greatest modern advances in [anemia] therapy." (GM). Minot and Murphy shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1934 with George Whipple "for their discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anaemia". "The brilliant discovery by Minot and Murphy in 1926, demonstrating the dramatic effectiveness of liver preparations in pernicious anemia, forms one of the landmarks in the history of therapeutics." (Satoskar, Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics)."Prompted by pathologist George Whipple's research on the feeding of liver to anemic dogs, Minot and Murphy fed liver to their patients. In a now famous 1926 paper [the present], they announced its miraculous benefits for forty-five otherwise doomed souls" (Wailoo, Drawing Blood: technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth-Century America). Up until the 1920'ies, pernicious anemia (also known as "blood thinning" disease) was a fatal disease, for which there was no cure. People who developed pernicious anemia - characterized by dangerously low counts of red blood cells - were left exhausted, hospitalized, and without the hope of being cured. "Minot's work and that of numerous pupils during the decade after 1926 initiated a new era in clinical hematology by replacing the largely morphologic studies of the blood and of the blood-forming and blood-destroying organs with dynamic measurements of their functions." (DSB).In the early 1920s, most doctors believed that pernicious anemia was caused by a toxic substance in the body, and they prescribed doses of arsenic, transfusions, or removal of the spleen as treatments. But after these remedies were administered, patients had relapses, and death was inevitable. Across the world, 6,000 lives a year were lost to the scourge of pernicious anemia."In 1923, Minot met William P. Murphy, who had graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1922 and who was to become an assistant instructor at Harvard Medical School in 1924. In their investigations to find a cure for pernicious anemia, Minot believed that research by George Whipple, a researcher whom he had known while both were at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was particularly significant. Whipple had completed experiments in which he bled dogs to make them anemic. Then he determined which foods restored their red blood cells. His results showed that red meat and certain vegetables were effective treatments, but liver was the best treatment. Minot wondered if Whipple's findings with dogs could be duplicated in humans. He and Murphy were determined to try it, and proceeded to do so with their private patients. Observing an increase in the patients' red blood cell counts, they thought they were on the right track, and decided to try the experiment with hospitalized patients which eventually led to their landmark discovery." (The Harward University Gazette, 1998).After Minot and Murphy's verification of Whipple's results in 1926, pernicious anemia victims ate or drank at least one-half pound of raw liver, or drank raw liver juice, every day. This continued for several years, until a concentrate of liver juice became available.The active ingredient in liver remained unknown until 1948, when it was isolated by chemists Karl A. Folkers.Garrison & Morton: 3140

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        Chinese Lacquer

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. 600 copies only of this book were printed, of which 100 copies constituted an edition de luxe. This is not the de luxe edition. Of the 500 copies which constituted the ordinary edition 160 copies were reserved for the USA. Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Brendon and Son, The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. This is a non-circulating ex-library copy. 11 x 8.5 inches. Black buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and with slightly faded gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The binding chipped and with losses at the spine head and tail, especially at the head, and with some rubbing along the gutters. Gently bumped and lightly abraded lower corners. Hinges a little tender. Text block remains securely bound in. Text pages printed on Antique De Luxe laid paper. With color frontispiece, and xii and 71 numbered pages of text, followed by 54 plates, of which 14 are in color and the remainder monochrome. The plates on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. The plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition and bearing detailed notes. Very small date stamp, 5 Jan. '32, to the top of the rear pastedown. Else exceptionally clean pastedowns. Very small, oval-shaped library stamp in blue ink to the reverse side of every plate and also to the title page. Else a clean copy. No foxing, spotting or tears observed. A Good copy, taking into consideration the spine losses and the library stamps. All in all a desirable copy of a very scarce work featuring Ming, K'ang Hsi and Ch'ien Lung lacquered furniture and furnishings.. First American Edition. Buckram. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        The Weary Blues

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+. 1926. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good++ condition and is lacking the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy includes a postcard with a holograph (autographed) inscription and signature (and address to recipient). This is the author's first book and one of 1500 copies. " "The Weary Blues" takes place at an old Harlem bar on Lenox Avenue. There is a piano player playing the blues. As he plays, the speaker observes his body movement and the tone of his voice. Throughout the poem, several literary devices are used to guide the reader through the mixture of emotions the blues player is feeling." also: "James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 ?- May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue"."; Signed by Author .

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        Le diable au corps lithographies originales de Maurice de VLAMINCK

      éditions Marcel Seheur 1926 - Paris, éditions Marcel Seheur, 1926. In-4 carré, 114 pages. Reliure demi chagrin brun à coins, dos à quatre nerfs, fleurons et titre dorés, couvertures et dos conservés. 10 lithographies originales de Maurice de VLAMINCK et un portrait frontispice sur cuivre. Tirage limité à 345 exemplaires, un des 300 sur vélin d’Arches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poesies de Charles d'Orleans.

      Paris, Le Livre francais, H. Piazza, 1926. XIX, 166 pages. Maroquin brun, dos orne et a 5 nerfs, filets dores, dentelle interieure, tete or, 8°. - Exemplaire N° 744 sur Velin Chiffon. Reliure signe Asper, Geneve. - Frais exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        LA TENTATION DE SAINT ANTOINE

      Paris: Henri Reynaud, 1926. No. 196 OF 262 COPIES on Arches paper, from a total edition of 343 n. Hardcover. 240 x 190 mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2"). 292 pp., [3] leaves. No. 196 OF 262 COPIES on Arches paper, from a total edition of 343. Publisher's cream-colored printed wrapper. WITH 20 MINIATURES BY ARTHUR SZYK, COLORED BY JEAN SAUDÉ. The spine of the original insubstantial binding with faint creases and two tears (one short, one three inches long), one gathering becoming loose, but the binding and contents in extremely clean, fresh, and bright condition. This edition of Flaubert's dramatic poem recounting the Devil's temptation of Saint Anthony the Great is illustrated with remarkable pochoir plates distinguished by their creator and their colorist. Flaubert spent more than 25 years writing and rewriting this work, which was finally published in 1874. It recounts one day in the life of the Desert Father who is considered the founder of Western monasticism, a day during which Satan tries to lure him away from God using promises of wealth, power, revenge, carnality, and other forms of indulgence. The "Oxford Companion" calls it "remarkable for its beauty of style and language, and its imaginative power." It certainly fired the imagination of illustrator Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), whom Seymour de Ricci described as "a new Byzantinist." The richly detailed miniatures here provide a foreshadowing of the style that would bring Szyk fame with his "Haggadah" (1939), one of the great illuminated books of the 20th century. As impressive as the illustrations themselves is the coloring by Jean Saudé, the master of the pochoir technique, and someone who literally wrote the book on the subject. Saudé had to make hundreds of stencils here to apply the individual hues that give fabrics their drape and texture, Persian rugs their pattern, and real and fantastical creatures their amazing detail.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        El Habitante Y Su Esperanza [Association Copy: Signed, Placed, and Dated]

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Nascimento, 1926. First edition. Wrappers. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Collection of 4 autograph letters and 2 autogr. postcards, all signed.

      Kristiania (Oslo), Paris and undated, 1894-1926. - Various formats. Altogether 14 pp. Some minor wearing to the letters after being folded. Together with the calling card of Mengelberg, inscribed on reverse by him "Edvard Munch Kragerö in Norwegen". 7 items. To the German businessman and art collector Richard Mengelberg. 2 letters dated Kristiania (Oslo, undated and 10 June 1897), 2 dated Paris 10 January and 17 March 1897. The postcards dated Kristiania (Oslo) 29 July 1894 and undated but poststamped Oslo 24 May 1926. - Letter 1 (undated) deals with family matters and that everyone misses him. Munch adds that he regrets having been unable to paint Mengelberg's feverish dreams while in Stockholm. - Letter 2 (10 June 1897): Munch writes he wanted to send birthday greetings, but when he left Hamburg he was without money, unable even to afford a postcard. He has sent a lithograph, mentions that Hamsun and Ibsen just passed by his window, and adds he wishes to travel to Paris in the spring. - Letter 3 (10 Jan. 1897): mentions the artist Paul Durand-Ruel, stating that all he exhibits is not symbolic. He also plans to publish an album of lithographs, provided he managed to find more subscribers. - Letter 4 (17 March 1897): some chat on the spring; mentions an exhibition in Dresden. - Postcards: complaints that Mengelberg is a poor correspondent. - Richard Mengelberg (1853-1932) wrote, in 1894, an article on Munch's works for the Frankfurter Zeitung. He was father of Nora Mengelberg, whose portrait Munch painted in 1894. He also made an etching of Richard Mengelberg the same year, his first work as an graphic artist.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        ESTRANGEMENT: BEING SOME FIFTY THOUGHTS FROM A DIARY KEPT . . . IN THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINE

      Cuala Press, Dublin 1926 - 215 x 148 mm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 39, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 300 COPIES. Publisher's holland-backed blue boards, paper label to spine. Title page with publisher's device in red. With Cuala Press Book List laid in. Wade 150; Ransom, p. 241. Tail edges of boards with small dent, free endpapers with usual light offsetting from binder's glue, but A FINE COPY, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and the fragile binding unworn and unsoiled. As the extended title indicates, this is a book comprised of 55 diary notes made by Yeats during the year 1909, issued by a private press directed by his sister Elizabeth. Established in 1903 (as the Dun Emer Press) and then renamed in 1908, the Cuala Press was established to promote modern Irish literature and reprint or translate classic Irish works. According to "The Observer" (as quoted on the advertisement loosely inserted into our copy), Elizabeth Yeats exhibited "taste and wisdom" but "attempted nothing fantastic. Her type, modelled on simple lines, is readable as well as beautiful, and her page has always seemed to us to be excelled by none of our more famous presses, except the Doves. In another way the books of the Cuala Press have been far more interesting than those of any other press" since "the great majority of Miss Yeats' books have been by modern authors, and have often been the first appearance in print of important works." In this volume, Yeats often expresses pithy remarks as if channeling the "Maxims" of La Rochefoucauld. He says, for example, (in Entry 30): "I thought of the perpetual desire of all lovers to talk of their love and how many lovers' quarrels have come from it." In Entry 38, he says, "Evil comes to us men of imagination wearing as its mask all the virtues." And in Entry 50: "A lofty morality should be tolerant, for none declare its laws but those worn out with its warfare, and they must pity sinners." Being insubstantially made, the Cuala "Estrangement" is difficult to find, as here, in agreeable condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        China in Sign and Symbol Decorations by Kent Crane / Introduction by Evan Morgan

      Shanghai, Verlag: Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. 1926.. First edition, first printing. 225 x 290 mm.; XX, 227 pages / Seiten. without Dustjacket, 48 colour magnificent plates, with 102 illustrations, Eigentümerstempel auf Vorsatzblätter Gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Asien 8 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        Nicolas Jenson, Printer of Venice. His famous type designs and some comment upon the printing types of earlier printers

      San Francisco: printed by John Henry Nash, 1926. With original leaf printed by Jenson. With a leaf of Plutarch's Vitae Parallelae Illustrium Virorum (vol. II) printed by Nicolas Jenson at Venice in the year 1478. One of 207 numbered copies, this no. 40. Printed in a recutting of Jenson's Roman letter by Morris Fuller Benton. Folio, original pigskin backed, marbled paper covered boards, morocco and gilt spine label, some rubbing and wear especially to the extremities, some browning throughout, otherwise good.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Penelope Finds Out

      Philip Allan, 1926. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Sous le soleil de Satan EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Plon, 1926. Fine. Plon, Paris 1926, 13x20cm, broché. - First edition, one of 300 copies literati off trade Alfa paper and reserved to the press service. Signed autograph of the author (Robert) Garric: "... in viva and fraternal sympathy ..." Three minor losses on the back slightly thinned as usual. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires lettrés hors commerce sur alfa et réservés au service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Georges Bernanos à (Robert) Garric : "... en témoignage de vive et confraternelle sympathie..." Trois petits manques sur le dos légèrement éclairci comme habituellement.

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        Privat erstelltes Photographienalbum des Rockefeller-Enkels Spelman Prentice.

      Cleveland, New Haven u.a., 1926-1934.. 57 Original-Photographien und zahlreiche ausgeschnittene Zeitungsartikel fest auf 39 Kartonblätter montiert. 4° quer (Format ca. 26x30,5 cm), privater, schmuckloser Pappband der Zeit.. Exceptional Private Photo Collection of the grandson of John D. Rockefeller, Spelman Prentice, whose mother Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871 - 1962) a daughter of the oil tycoon was, Prentice father was Ezra Parmalee Prentice (1863 - 1955). Spelman Prentice (1912-2000) was around 1929 at the Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut and later to 1934 at Yale University in New Haven. Prentice was later like his grandfather oil magnate and died in 2000 as the last of the legendary Rockefeller grandchildren! . - Außergewöhnliche Privatphotosammlung des Enkels von John D. Rockefeller, Spelman Prentice, dessen Mutter Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871 - 1962) eine Tochter des Ölmagnaten war, Prentice Vater war Ezra Parmalee Prentice (1863 - 1955). Spelman Prentice (1912-2000) war um 1929 an der Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut und später bis 1934 an der Yale University in New Haven. Prentice wurde später wie sein Großvater Ölmagnat und starb erst 2000 als letzter Enkel des legendären Rockefeller! Die Photosammlung fängt mit einigen, teils beschriebenen Photos vom Anwesen der Familie an (wohl auch mit Abbildungen der Mutter). Eine Serie von Photographien zeigt Prentice auf aussergewöhnlich hübschen Pferden, die den Namen nach (Bob Roy und Gypsy King) auf gezüchtete Rennpferde hindeuten. 2 Photos, die etwas größer abgezogen wurden, zeigen ev. den Vater auf einem Pferd, diese beiden Photos tragen am unteren Eck den Namen des Photostudios Frasher's in Pomona, Cal. Es folgen einige Photos, die das Zimmer Prentices in der Taft School zeigen. Der größte Teil allerdings besteht aus Momentaufnahmen die Prentice bei Sportveranstaltungen zeigen. Diese wurden mit ausgeschnittenen Zeitungsartikeln ergänzt, die diese Sportveranstaltungen und auch den oft als Sieger daraus hervorgegangenen Prentice erwähnen! Es wurde ein Benachrichtigungszettel eines E. Lowry eingeklebt, der der Mutter bestätigt, daß sich Prentice zwar eine Verletzung aber keinen Bruch zugezogen habe. Die eingeklebten Zeitungsartikel weisen auf verschiedene Wettkämpfe hin, die die Taft School u.a. gegen Westminster, Berkshire, die Hotschkiss School, etc. erwähnen. Hinter dieser Reihe wurde ein Programmheft des Taft - Loomis - Cloats Triangular Track Meet von 1929 (umfasst 6 Seiten die die Teilnehmer aufführen, broschiert) einmontiert! Ein daneben eingeklebtes Photo aus einer Zeitung zeigt die Geschwister Spelman und Mary auf einer Pferdeveranstaltung in Williamstown, Mass. 5 kleinformatige Photos zeigen Prentice bei einem Campingausflug. 3 Tafeln mit insg. 23 einmontierten Photos zeigen einen Bootsausflug auf einem Segelboot der schon 1926 unternommen wurde. Übertitelt mit "The Cruise of the Venire in the Sound June 26 - July 6, 1926". Alle mit weißer Tinte untertitelt. Der hintere Teil startet mit einigen großformatigen Zeitungsausschnitten, die sportliche Highlights der Leichtathleten des Yale College, auf dem Prentice dann bis 1934 war, dokumentieren. Danach dann ein großformatiges Originalphotos der Sportler in den Jerseys des Yale College. Danach wieder einige Zeitungsartikel über einen Wettkampf zwischen Harvard und Yale, wohl im Madison Square Garden 1934 (mit ausgeschnittenem Plan des Sportfeldes und ausführlichen Berichten). Hinter den Artikeln eine einmontierte Visitenkarte der Studentenverbindung Zata Psi "Spelman Prentice: hereby pledge myself to Zeta Psi..." Es folgen 10 großformatige Presse-Originalphotos mit schreibmaschinengeschriebenen Photobeschreibungen der Photo-Agentur P & A Photos (Leo Lermond winning the mile run - Pride of Penn Ready for Relay Carnival - Hager of Iowa State wins 120-yard high hurdles at Drake Prel Iminaries - Havard wins Triangular meet - Havard captures Triangular Meet - Simpson equals wold's mark for 100-yard at Penn Relay - A dead heat (Naval Academy and Boston College at Annapolis, O'Brien and Thorn - Everett Utterback, farbiger Hochspringer der University of Pittsburgh beim Declathon Pennsylvanian Relay, bei dem u.a. auch Nurmi teilnahm!. Zwei Photos fehlen die Beschreibungen). - In einem schmucklosen Pappeinband der Zeit. Der Rücken liegt lose bei, die Kanten und Ecken beschabt und etwas bestoßen. Die Photos meist etwas ausgeblichen (größtenteils in Mittelformat, die hinteren Photos großformatig, ca. 20,5x25,5 cm. Die Kartons teils etwas randrissig. Ein schmuckloses, aber sehr solides Exemplar, die Photos alle gut erkennbar. Auf dem Innendeckel vorne der handschriftliche Namenszug S. Prentice.

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        Le thé du capitaine Sogoub.

      Paris, Au Sans Pareil, 1926. - In-8°, 42p. Edition originale illustrée de 6 eaux-fortes originales de Marie Gontcharova. Celui-ci un des 60 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur Japon Impérial (exemplaire n°54) accompagnés d'une double suite des gravures. Dos passé, sinon exemplaire en excellente condition, partiellement non coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Two Limited Edition Volumes of Paradise lost And Miscellaneou

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. Copyright date 1926, limited edition, printed and made in England, this is 1225 of 1450 copies in two volumes on Van Gilder rag paper. Illustrations by William Blake. Volume 1 consists of Milton's Paradise lost, volume 2 consists of miscellaneous, which has Paradise Regained and Samson Agonists. Quarter vellum, with Italian-block printed decorated cover over boards, with gold lettering on the spines. Books appear to have never been read, vast majority of pages have never been cut. No Dust Jackets. Shelfwear to the edges and to the head and told the spines are minor. Some soiling to the top of Paradise lost spine. The full black-and-white illustrations by William Blake have been chosen and titled by Jeffrey Keynes. Top, for edge, and bottom edge pages are not cut on either volume. Text is bright and clean, bindings are tight, two very solid collectible books of this great writings by John Milton.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust Jacket. Illus. by William Blake. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. limited Edition.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York 1926 - First Edition, First Printing with the misprint of the three p's on page 181. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth with some wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A nice copy in collector's condition. Includes with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Poesies. Frontispice en Lithographie par Aristide Maillol.

      Paris, G. Cres - Le Musee du Livre 1926.. 156 S., 6 Bll. späterer handgebundener Halbpergamentband mit Lederrückenschild u. eingebundener Orig.-Broschur.. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 40 (gesamt 1300) nummerierten Exemplaren auf Papier des manufactures Imperiales du Japon.- Der Handeinband gestempelt "Atelier H. Peller".- Exlibris auf Leerseite, schönes Exemplar.

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        Tales of the Angler's Eldorado. New Zealand

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1926 - First edition. With color frontispiece, photographs by the author and illustrations by Frank E. Phares. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed to His Brother. A rare and desirable Zane Grey work, in the original publisher's presentation binding. Inscribed by the author to his brother (and companion of many of his fishing trips): "Altadena, Calif, Nov. 11, 1926. To R.C.: With remembrance for the old fishing days, and with hope for the great fishing days to come, Zane Grey".R.C. was not among the party on this New Zealand trip, but he is mentioned in the text (at. p. 106, etc.) and was the dedicatee of Tales of Swordfish and Tuna (1927) as well as a very active participant in the events it chronicles.This deluxe edition includes a color frontispiece (the same image appears in black and white in the trade edition).OUTSTANDING. Bruns G 181 Publisher's presentation binding in three quarter red morocco with raised bands, marbled paper sides and endpapers, t.e.g. ONE OF ONLY TEN SPECIAL DELUXE COPIES. Slightest wear at head of spine and tips. Fine copy in blue cloth slipcase With color frontispiece, photographs by the author and illustrations by Frank E. Phares. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Legislation of Palestine 1918-1925. Including the Orders-in-Council, Ordinances, Public Notices, Proclamations, Regulations, etc.

      Alexandria, Whitehead Morris Ltd., 1926.. Large 4to (194 x 257 mm). 2 vols. XXII, 668, XXIII-XXXII pp. (2), VIII, 536, IX-XIV pp. Contemp. half calf with cloth covers.. Collection of all legislation issued in British Palestine since December 1917 which was still valid and in force in 1926. "The collection does not represent the whole of the Palestine Law, because the Ottoman Law which was in force at the outbreak of the War remains the basis of the legal system of the country" (vol. I, p. iv). The laws governing the administration of the Palestine Mandate which followed the Balfour Declaration constitute crucial documents for understanding the transfer of power and the gradual replacement of Ottoman, Islamic, customary law by British and eventually Israeli law. Bentwich (1883-1971), the British-appointed attorney-general of Mandatory Palestine, was a prominent Zionist and wrote widely on the establishment of a Jewish Homeland. - Slight foxing to endpapers; ownership stamp "M. Fitzgerald". A scarce work in a good set. - OCLC 22644076.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Festschrift / zum fünfundzwanzigjährigen Bestehen / des Reichsverbandes / der Automobilindustrie / E. V. 1901-1926.

      - Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1926; 31,5 cm (4°). Durchgängige Kopfvignetten, VI SS., 5 Bll. Tafeln (Porträtmedaillons der Ehrenmitglieder, des Vorstandes und der Geschäftsführung des RDA), 216 SS. (mit zahlreichen s.-w. Abbildungen, meist nach Photographien), sowie zahlreichen Tabellen; blauer Ganz-Leder-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel sowie Deckel-Vignette, sowie mit schweren Tunkpapier-Vorsätzen. Einband durchgängig etwas fleckig, Rückendeckel etwas stärkrer, an Kanten und Ecken etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rückendeckel mit etwa 2 cm x 0,55 cm großen Abrieb im Leder.- Der ganz auf Kunstdruck-Papier gedruckte Band ist in seinem ersten Teil (bis S. 126) intakt und weist dort 87 Abbildungen auf; leider befinden sich im 2. Teil (Statistisches zur Entwicklung der Automobil-Industrie) einige Papierverklebungen, davon eine mit kleinem (Tabellen-)Textverlust; dito einige Verklebungen im Anhang: Zusammenstellung der Mitgliedsfirmen (davon eine mit Papierfehlstelle am Innenrand des nachfolgenden Blattes. - Insgesamt dennoch befriedigende Erhaltung dieses Prachtbandes. - Beiliegt Original-Einladungs-Karte (mit blindgeprägtem Stadtwappen) des Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Köln, Dr. h.c. Adenauer (!), datiert Köln, den 2. September 1926, in der dieser aus Anlaß der Tagung des Reichsverbandes der Deutschen Automobilindustrie in Köln am Freitag, den 10. Sept. 12 einhalb Uhr nachmittags zum Frühstück im Schlachtenssaale des Rathauses einlädt (Büttenkarte ca. 11,5 (H) x 17,5 cm; etwas braunfleckig); beiliegt ebenfalls eine , illustrierte Speisekarte zu ebendiesem Anlaß (Büttenkarton, gefaltet, ca. 20 (H) x 13 cm; diese auf Vorderseite etwas stärker braunfleckig). - Hierbei handelt es sich wohl um eine Vorzugsausgabe für die Honoratioren des Verbandes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Harald Holder]
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        Sea Whispers. Illustrated by Bert Thomas.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1926] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature and gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, frontispiece detached, contents lightly foxed; a very good copy with bright plates in the unclipped, slightly soiled jacket, with a few nicks, short closed tear to head of spine, minor loss to head of spine and tape reinforcement to verso. First edition, first impression in the scarce jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        North American Indians, Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions... complete in two volumes

      John Grant, 1926, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Minus, Illustrated By: Catlin, George. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, Originally published in London in 1841. Thjis early 20th century edition published in Edinburgh. Complete in two volumes. NOT ex-library. No remainder marks. Approximately 10 x 6.5 inches. Printed by Oliver and Boyd. Bound in gilt tooled three-quarter cherry red morocco, and with handsome patterned paper boards, the paper with a beige background and with red and green devices such as spears or arrows and the pastedowns and FEPs in the same patterned paper. Hubbed spines. Bindings largely unsoiled and quite attractive, though with some rubbing here and there, and the polished morocco with a lovely hand. Unfortunately the front board of Vol. I is completely detached but it is a very clean break and worthy of restoration. Topmost part of both spine heads, 1/8 inch, slightly degraded and fairly minor. With scarcely any trace of shelf pull. T.E.G. With viii and 376 and viii and 370 numbered pages. With 320 plates, as called for, carefully engraved from the author's original paintings. Most plates full-page, some half-page. Plus splendid, color fold-out map in fine condition opposite page 1 of Vol. I and fine color frontispiece map in Vol. II. No inscriptions, signatures, labels, bookplate, underlining, highlighting, or other marks observed. A hint of age toning to all pages of both volumes, quite minor. Else a remarkably clean set of two volumes and a handsome addition to any library shelf on Catlin art or the Indians of North America. Downgraded to Very Good Minus condition owing to the detached board and priced accordingly.

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Eleventh and Thirteenth Edition

      NY: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, 1926. Sixteen quarto volumes comprising the eleventh edition, plus three supplementary volumes that, when added to the latest standard edition, constituted the thirteenth edition. Bound in green cloth, that shows varying degrees of wear and certain volumes that are shaken. Overall very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        DIE ECLOGEN VERGILS IN DER URSPRACHE UND DEUTSCH

      Weimar: Cranach Press, 1926. No. 42 OF 250 COPIES on handmade, pure hemp rag (of a total edition of 294, with eight on vellum and 36 on Kessler-Maillol silk rag) n. Hardcover. 335 x 247 mm (13 1/8 x 9 3/4"). 2 p.l., 110 pp., [3] leaves. No. 42 OF 250 COPIES on handmade, pure hemp rag (of a total edition of 294, with eight on vellum and 36 on Kessler-Maillol silk rag). Recent black crushed morocco, earlier large onlaid crimson crushed morocco label on front cover, raised bands, gilt titling on spine, top edge gilt. Housed in a later green cloth slipcase. Woodcut title vignette, 42 woodcut illustrations, two initials, and press-mark by Aristide Maillol, woodcut lettering and initials by Eric Gill. A Large Paper Copy. Schroeder, p. 9; "Artist & the Book" 172; "A Century for the Century" 15; Easton "The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler," p. 371. Three pages with a tiny spot of foxing, but IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the binding unworn, the cuts in very fresh impressions, and the beautiful paper especially fresh, bright, and clean. This is one of the uniformly fine Cranach books, undertaken in what Franklin calls "a perfectionist spirit," and bringing together the most glittering names in English and German private printing at the time. In his bibliography of the press, Schroeder says of the Virgil, "If the press had ceased operation after printing this one book, Count Kessler could have retired secure in the knowledge that he could look back on a unique work." Franklin says that the book is a landmark in the private press movement, produced by the "brilliant quartet" of Maillol, Gill, Walker, and Johnston. Maillol designed and cut on wood the 43 illustrations for this work during the years 1912-14 and again (after the war) in 1925 at Banyuls in the Pyrenees, drawing on his immediate neighborhood and on his personal acquaintances for the themes of certain of his designs. In the words of Kessler's biographer, MullerKrumbach, they are ethereal as well as pastoral, and their "nymphs and naiads move contentedly in the sheer pleasure of existence." Hutner declares that "with the clarity and classic simplicity of the woodcuts juxtaposed and perfectly balanced with the weight and beauty of the type, the Eclogues is a monument of 20th century printing." Eric Gill cut all but a few of the initials (the others were done by Maillol); Cranach Press publisher Count Harry Kessler designed the layout; and Edward Prince (under the supervision of Emery Walker) cut the punches for the type after that used by Venetian printer Nicolas Jenson in 1473. The margins here (as apparently in all copies) occupy more than three times as much area as the text. The front cover's gilt-lettered red morocco title label recreates Eric Gill's engraved design for the leaf opposite the half title; the label almost certainly was appropriated from a copy in an earlier special binding done for the press, likely by Gerhard Prade of Leipzig, who produced notable bindings for the Cranach Press.

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        The Original Charleston

      Paris: Editions Francis Salabert,, 1926. Musique de Cecil Mack et Jimmy Johnson dansé par Joséphine Baker dans l'Hyper-Revue des Folies Bergère "La Folie du Jour" … Quarto Original bifolium sheet music with pictorial covers, loosely inserted singlesheet, letterpress recto only. A little rubbed externally, slightly browned internally, particularly through contact with the loose sheet, but overall a very good example. First edition thus. Uncommon, just 3 copies on OCLC, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Biblioteca Comunale di Trento, Zentralbibliothek Zurich. In 1926 Baker left the Revue Negre to join the Folies Bergère and her success became a sensation. The Charleston formed the finale of a frenetic show, the critic André Rouverge writing in the Mercure de France that "the Charleston, as danced à la Baker, fairly boils over with diabolic intensity". This score features a blissful dancing La Baker by R. de Valerio on the cover, and loosely inserted is a singlesheet "Théorie du Charleston" by Pradère-Niquet, Professeur de l'Académie Baraduc, giving detailed instructions for the dance.

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        Chinese Central Asia

      Methuen & Co, London 1926 - 306 pp, Frontis in color, 5 panoramas, 2 maps (one large colored folding) and 51 other ill. large colored folding map. Map front free end paper. Account compiled while traveling for 30 months through northern Kashmir, Chinese Turkestan and before leaving Kashgar. A solid VG+ copy, no wear at corners, orig. red cloth is fresh and bright, and only imperceptible wear at spine tips. A great copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        ENOUGH ROPE

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Very Good dust jacket. An attractive First Edition copy of the Parker?'s first book of verse. In publisher?'s orange and black patterned boards; black cloth backstrip with gilt titling. In a most presentable dustjacket with a bit of shelfwear and a couple of short closed tears. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. The binding is clean with no marks of any kind.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        A Message to Garcia. Being a faithful reproduction of his original manuscript, done into a portfolio

      East Aurora: The Roycrofters 1926 - limited to 495 numbered portfolios, signed by Elbert Hubbard II, this being #52; small folio, 28 leaves on Japan vellum, with 7 tipped-in pages of an original manuscript by the senior Hubbard dated 1915 on The McFarlan hotel letterhead; all fine in a blue leather portfolio slipcase; the slipcase is worn at the extremities. Photos available upon request.

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        General Fombombo [Fombombo]

      Leningrad-Moskva: Petrograd, 1926 A novel. Syromyatnikov K. ?" translation from English.V Zamirailo ?" covers.Limited to 4.000 copies.The first book appearance of T.S. Stribling in Russian. Thenovel "Fombombo"was published in 1923. The author ofthe foreword noted that the plot of the novel is similar tothe plot of "Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henri. Striblingwinned the Pulitzer Prize in 1933.Libman 5482.Rare in such condition.OCLC locates one copy only, in France, we couldn?t traceany copy in USA.

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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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        Unordnung und frühes Leid. Novelle.

      Berlin S Fischer () 1926 - Kl-8; 126, (1) pp, 1 Bl. (die ersten vier Seiten weiß); Titelvignette (Original- Radierung von Karl Walser); illustr. OKalbsleder mit Buntpapiervorsätzen (Handpressenabzug), Kopfgoldschnitt und rauhem Vorderschnitt in farbillustr. OPpSchuber; minimale Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren. - Nr. 132 von 300 Ex., von Thomas Mann im Druckvermerk signiert. Ohne das den Einband betreffende Berichtigungsblatt. Wilpert-G. 36; Potempa E 29.2; Bürgin I 31; Haack 125. - Vorzugsausgabe der ersten Buchausgabe; die stark autobiographisch gefärbte Novelle erschien zunächst in der Neuen Rundschau. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Mesicník pro stavební umení (= Der Bau. Monatsschrift für Baukunst). V. Jahrg., Heft 1 - 12 (Juli 1926 - Mai 1927).

      Prag. 1926 - 1927. - 190 S. u. zahlr. nn. Bll. mit Werbeanzeigen. Mit zahlr. Abb. 4°, Priv. Einband mit eingebundenen verschiedenfarbigen Orig.-Umschlägen. Originalausgabe. - Kompletter Jahrgang der bedeutenden Zeitschrift des tschechischen Konstruktivismus mit vorgeb. Jahresinhaltsverzeichnis. - Enthält u.a. einen mehrteiligen Beitrag von Karel Teige über Konstruktivismus und neue Architektur in der UdSSR sowie einen umfangreichen Artikel über das Bauhaus Dessau. Bildunterschriften in Tschechisch, Französisch und Deutsch. - Insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand. - Heller 112f. 1100 gr.

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        Winnie-the-Pooh With Decorations by Ernest H Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., (1926).. First edition, 8vo, (xvi), 158, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout, map endpapers, contemporary bookplate to front blank. Original gilt decorated green cloth, t.e.g., spine ends slightly rubbed, some minor marks, a small patch of wrinkling to the lower cover.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Intimate Papers of Colonel House: Arranged as a Narrative (2 Volume Set)

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Signed. Association copy, Robert Lansing, SOS. 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Some underlining/notes from previous owners. Vol. 1 Behind the political curtain 1912 - 1915. Vol. 2 From neutrality to war 1915 - 1917. Provenance: Originally owned by Robert Lansing, United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. The set contains many hand written notes and underlining from Lansing. Ex: "I will someday tell the true story why Bernstroff backed down, House never knew," p. 33. Many of Lansing’s notes are critical, but insightful and unique. They offer an intimate view of the foreign policy concerns of the United States in World War I. Later from the library of Robert Smith Simpson. Simpson was a noted career foreign service officer in the US State Department and professor at the Edward Walsh school of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Simpson was the American Consulate General in Lourenco Marques [Maputo], Mozambique. Lansing's other papers are currently at held at Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA PETITE THERESE DE L'ENFANT JESUS

      HELLE, ANDRE. (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. HISTOIRE DE LA PETITE THERESE DE L'ENFANT JESUS pour Piano a deux mains by A. Tcherepnine. Paris: Durand & Cie 1926. Large oblong 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, VG-Fine. 1st edition. Every page has striking art deco color illustrations by Helle to accompany musical notation. This is a very scarce Helle title.

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        HISTOIRES & POÈMES DE MON ÉPOQUE · [ Edition originale · Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      DES ÉDITIONS DE LA BELLE PAGE, PARIS 1926 - HISTOIRES & POÈMES DE MON ÉPOQUE · MAURICE DE VLAMINCK · Firmado y dedicado / 48 pages / Exemplaire dédicacé par Maurice de Vlaminck · Exemplaire numéroté nº 336 / 655 · [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        I fogli mancanti al codice di Leonardo da Vinci su'l volo degli uccelli nella Biblioteca Reale di Torino

      Rome: Danesi Editore,, 1926. a cura di Enrico Carusi. Folio. Contemporary presentation binding of full vellum, covers with frames blocked in gilt, front cover gilt lettered with the title and "La Libreria dello Stato" (Mussolini's State Library) and the central gilt device of the fasces, top edge gilt. Title printed in red and black, 9 full-colour reproductions of Leonardo's notebook with facing transcription, other drawings of Leonardo's reproduced in the text. Covers lightly rubbed and soiled, internally fine; an excellent copy, with the bookplate of Clarence and Helen Ward and an autograph note by Ted Peck describing the book's recovery tipped-in on an early blank. First edition, presentation copy from Mussolini to Adolf Hitler, number 152 of 300 copies only, this copy with a hand-lettered presentation leaf inserted before the text, "A Adolfo Hitler, Gennaio 1942?-XX" (i.e. dedicating this copy to Adolf Hitler, January 1942, in the twentieth year of the Fascist regime in Italy). The confusion of war delayed the intended gift—Mussolini's authority was on the wane, while January 1942 was the month of the notorious Wannsee Conference—and Mussolini did not meet Hitler in person until May that year, in Salzburg. This copy was recovered on 7 May 1945 from Hitler's Bavarian mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden by Ted Peck, one of the celebrated Monument Men. Peck records that he found the book on the floor of the hallway adjoining Martin Bormann's library and office in the Obersalzberg complex. Bormann was Hitler's personal secretary; he had committed suicide in Berlin on 2 May 1945. Edward (Ted) Staunton Peck (1908?-1970) was then serving as a sergeant technician in intelligence with the 101st Airborne Division. As a Monument Man, it was he who inventoried Hermann Goering's illicit collection of 3,100 art objects, which had been discovered in Unterstein, near Berchtesgaden. After the war, Dr Peck served for many years as the director of the Fisher Museum of Art at the University of Southern California. Peck gave this copy to his close personal friend Clarence Ward (1884?-1973), his former professor at Oberlin College, Ohio. Leonardo's codex on the flight of birds is one of his most famous manuscripts, inspirational to many of the 20th century pioneers of human flight. Composed c.1505/6, the manuscript was later broken up. After it had been reassembled, the complete codex was acquired by the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, where it currently resides. This edition, printing in facsimile the missing leaves, was published in 1926 to celebrate its acquisition.

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        WINNIE-THE-POOH With Decorations by Ernest H Shepard

      (NY): E.P. Dutton, 1926. First US Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Fine/Fine. pp: ix, (i), 158; illustrated throughout the text. Cloth-backed pictorial boards in blue and pink, paper spine label. Fine in the pictorial, pink dust wrapper, with glassine protective wrapper and the original (slightly dusted) pictorial pink box. 9" x 7" This is copy "B" of 200 signed and numbered copies on large paper, signed by the author and by the illustrator.

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        The Sun Also Rises

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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