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        THE EPIC OF MOUNT EVEREST.

      London [1926], Arnold. Brown cloth, very good, 2 maps, 16 bw. photos, index, 14 x 21 cm., slight wrinkle to front cover,. else clean & solid. FIRST EDITION. THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED & DATED LETTER TIPPED IN R A R E !. WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED & DATED LETTER TIPPED IN Major General Sir George Younghusband (1859-1942), author and oriental traveler, *** RARE SIGNED, DATED LETTER FROM YOUNGHUSBAND: This book contains a single page tipped in letter, with text on two sides written by Sir Francis Younghusband, at his home address: "1, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, W.8." . The letter is dated: "May 26, 31." [1931]. It is addressed to his friend, "Dear Miss Tottenham." . Younghusband apologies for delay in replying "being away from London"...and accepts Ms. Tottenham's invitation to speak to the "Working Girl Club" on the subject of "India and Tibet." Younghusband further states "I am engaged pretty well all through September, but October is fairly free." . CONDITION: A very nice letter in Younghusband's hand, a couple minor stain to top and right side, else text very clean. *** An excellent primary description of the three expeditions to Mount Everest: the assaults and ascents of 1921, 1922 & 1924. . A vivid account of Younghusband's climbing exploits, written on behalf of the Mount Everest Committee, based on the original primary accounts. *** REFERENCES: Yakushi Y33 * Neate Y27 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        EDITORIALS. Edited by Charles W. Hutson.

      Boston 1926, Houghton. Half cloth over boards, paper label. on spine, 356p., very clean.. RARE FIRST LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES.. Editorials from the "Item" and Times-Democrat, New Orleans. A series of eighty Hearn essays published in the various newspapers for which he was a staff writer. An eclectic set of his writings done while he resided in New Orleans. Editorials from the "Item" and Times-Democrat, New Orleans. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITITINGS: p.108 et al. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Novels of Jane Austen The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R. W. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources.

      The Clarendon Press Oxford 1926 - 8vo. 5 volumes, set. Second edition. (First, large paper, edition 1923). Original burgundy buckram, gilt. Black and white plates throughout each volume. Spines very slightly faded. Gently bumped at heads and tails of spines. A nice set in near fine condition. Chapman established the authoritative texts for the 20th century and was enormously influential in the revival of interest in Jane Austen's work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alt-orientalische Teppiche: herausgegeben vom Osterreichischen Museum für Kunst und Industrie

      Anton Schroll; Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1926-28, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good; 17.5 x 23.5 (60 cm) Hardback in Good condition. Worn decorated paper boards, spines and corners in goatskin; gilt spine titles. Damage to backstrip on the second volume. Pages and plates are clean and bright.. GWO 988. First edition of one of the great and important rug books in 2 volumes. (21, [2], 60 plates of which 3 double and 35 color; 43, [1] p., 60 plates, of which 4 double and 32 color); Based on the Museum's previous publications Orientalische Teppiche (1892) and Altorientalische Teppiche (1908). Plates interleaved with descriptive texts. Black and white plates are collotypes, color plates mostly collotypes with 11 halftones. [CSROT t3832]; 50

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        Mantrap

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1926]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in white decorative dust jacket printed in black and dark blue; 308pp. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed and chipped, shallow losses to spine ends have been imaginatively repaired, blue text of jacket spine a few shades faded; Fine in Near Very Good jacket. One of Lewis's least literary novels; Mantrap's commercial popularity was due almost entirely to Lewis's recent refusal of the Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith. PASTORE 12.

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        TORRENTS OF SPRING: A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 - First edition. 8vo, original black cloth lettered in red on the spine and upper cover. 143 pp. A very good, well preserved copy of Hemingway's first novel, generally clean and solid, hinges firm with no splitting, the cloth with some light evidence of age, a pleasing copy FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST LONG WORK TO BE PUBLISHED. Although it was written after THE SUN ALSO RISES --"to cool out," Hemingway explained-- THE TORRENTS OF SPRING was published prior to his more famous novel. It was written as a parody of Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter. "It seems to have started as a knockabout parody of Sherwood Anderson's mechanized folkware" (quoted in THE HEMINGWAY READER). Written in ten days, it is a satirical treatment of pretentious writers. Hemingway received a mixed reaction to the novella that was sharply critical of other authors. His wife Hadley believed the characterization of Anderson was "nasty", while F. Scott Fitzgerald considered the novella to be a masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Sabotiers bretons.

      Imagier de la gravure sur bois originale 1926 - 163x221mm, (250x334mm à vue). Gravure sur bois originale tirée en deux tons, numérotée (114/160), et contresignée par l'artiste, extraite de l'album de l' "Imagier de la gravure sur bois originale" pour l'année 1926. Tirage sur papier d'Arches avec tampon à sec de la Société de la gravure sur bois. Infimes brunissures aux extrémités des marges. Très belle épreuve, non rognée. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Rometti Vincent]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      Published by Methuen, London: 1926. Thie is the rarest and most desirable printing of this lovely first edition book, as it is complete with the first edition dustjacket, which states "117th Thousand When We Were Very Young" on the rear flap. It is the first printing of the first UK edition, preceding all other printings and editions of Winnie the Pooh. The book is bound in it?s original decorative blue cloth binding, with gold gilded image of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin playing with their cork rifle on the front board and surrounded by a gilded frame. The tope edge of book is also gilt. The endpapers depict a map of 100 Acre Wood. The pages are printed on high quality paper and are beautifully bright and clean. Covers are also very bright, with just a little bumping to the corners and spine ends, particularly to the corner near the spine bottom. Inside there is a little offsetting to the endpapers from the dustjacket, the top gilt edge is a little rubbed in one area, the book is free of any inscriptions or markings otherwise. The dustjacket is a little marked/rubbed/chipped, with a little loss to the spine ends and corners where it wraps around the boards, but this is quite minor and it is still an nice smart jacket. In all this is a lovely copy of this very rare edition and the book and jacket are both in Near Fine to Fine condition and would make an excellent addition to any collection!

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Farmington [Inscribed to Burgess Johnson]

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. Fourth Edition. Early edition of Darrow's fictionalized memoir of his Ohio boyhood, first published by McClurg in 1904. Though it went throught seven editions, the book was never a commercial success, which pained Darrow, who felt it was his finest book. Burgess and Constance Johnson were notable authors. Burgess was a humorist and author of light verse who, among other things, published a study of profanity with a foreword by H.L. Mencken; Constance also wrote humorous verse, essays, and occasional short pieces. A nicely inscribed copy to one of Darrow's literary contemporaries. HUNSBERGER 176. Third Printing. Octavo (19.75cm); gray paper and taupe cloth-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; orange topstain; dustjacket; vi, [7]-255pp. Inscribed by Darrow on the front endpaper: "To Mr & Mrs Burgess Johnson / As a testimonial to their / good cheer and good [illegible] / with the best wishes of / Clarence Darrow / Dec 2, 1927." Wear to upper and lower edges, with board exposure at upper right corners; small, previous owner's label to upper front pastedown, with small embossed stamp to front endpaper and a faint dampstain to upper edge of textblock and rear cover; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), sunned at spine and extremities, with front panel neatly detached, small losses to spine ends, with a 4.5" split and associated tear along rear joint; Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        DIE FAHRT INS WELTALL ... Mit 19 Abbildungen von Thea Blüthner.

      Leipzig: Hachmeister & Thal,. 1926. original pictorial orange wrappers printed in black.. A very good copy. (#136323). First edition. Ley's first publication on space travel. Ciancone 133. Hübner 697. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 506.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Early Autumn (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on a pasted-down note to the front endpaper: "For Sydney Williams / With the very best of the author, who wishes he were here in the land of good wines / Louis Bromfield." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a moderately restored dust jacket that presents as Near Fine. Light foxing to some of the page edges, with the bottom two corners bumped. Jacket has professional restoration, largely at the spine and corners, with a few unobtrusive short closed tears at the extremities. Difficult to find in any jacket, let alone signed.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Le Carillonneur. Édition illustrée d'eaux-fortes originales de Louis Titz.

      - Paris, Carteret, 1926; grand in-8, 308 pp., plein maroquin brun, dos à nerfs joliment orné, large roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, quintuple filet d'encadrement sur les contre-plats, gardes moirées, tranches dorées sur témoins, date estampée en pied, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement insolé, reliure signée de David). Carteret IV, 344 : "Belle publication cotée. L'artiste, amoureux de son beau pays, a su rendre avec art et puissance les trésors de Bruges". Un des 200 exemplaires imprimés sur vélin du Marais. Très bel exemplaire. 1926 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
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        North American Indians. Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs and Conditions Written During Eight Years' Travel. Two Volume Set

      Edinburgh John Grant 1926. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some sunning to front cover of volume I. Teg - remaining edges uncut First Edition Red/gilt-illustrated hardback cloth cover 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). ix, 298pp; ix, 303pp. Three-hundred and twenty exceptionally fine coloured plates from the authors paintings; additional folding maps. These two volumes comprise the letters, sketches and Notes of eight years travel amongst the remotest tribes of the North American Indians. Catlin saw himself as a philanthropist and some sketches depict great sensitivity towards the subject.

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        L'Ile des Pingouins.

      - P. Editions Lapina 1926. 2 volumes grands in-4° demi chagrin à long grains rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, couverture conservées. 20 pointes sèches originales à pleine page et 131 bois originaux dans le texte en couleurs de Louis JOU. Les espaces blancs du texte imprimés sont garnis de guirlandes de petits pingouins. Tirage limité à 535 exemplaires [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        North American Indians. Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs and Conditions Written During Eight Years' Travel. Two Volume Set

      Edinburgh: John Grant. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some sunning to front cover of volume I. Teg - remaining edges uncut. 1926. First Edition. Red/gilt-illustrated hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). ix, 298pp; ix, 303pp. Three-hundred and twenty exceptionally fine coloured plates from the authors paintings; additional folding maps. These two volumes comprise the letters, sketches and Notes of eight years travel amongst the remotest tribes of the North American Indians. Catlin saw himself as a philanthropist and some sketches depict great sensitivity towards the subject. .

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        Magyar Irás.1926. VI. évfolyam, 9. szám. [Hungarian Writing. 1926. VI. Year, Number 9.]

      Raith Tivadar (Arany János irodalmi és nyomdai m?intézet), Budapest 1926 - With illustrated cover, and with a reproduction of Munch's "The Scream". First edition. In publisher's wrappers. (1), 60-69, (1) p. Magyar Írás was a Hungarian avant-garde, leftist review of art, edited by Tivadar Raith between 1921 and 1927. This issue contains mostly literary works by Hungarian avant-garde artist, also an essay about Zoltán Kodály's operas and a reproduction of Munch's "The Scream". Extremities slightly chipped. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tempest

      London: William Heinemann Limited, 1926. First published in 1926, first trade edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 20 color prints tipped in and 25 drawings of black-and-white. Black cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Light tent the top page edges. No tears, bent pages, previous owners name written neatly in the inside flyleaf dated 1930. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor with light rub to the bottom and top tips. Light scuff Mark on the back upper board. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Light Browning to the front and back cover some darkening to the spine. The title, illustrator, drawing, price and publisher are still legible on the spine. On the back inside of the dust jacket peers to be a roller Mark with a small hole upper left near the top edge. Dust jacket now in a clear cover. Text, color plates and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible perfect children's book.. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collectible Children's.

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        Deutschlands Erwachen in Bild und Wort,

      - 1. und 2. Teil, München, Verlag Photobericht Hoffmann, ohne Jahr (1926), Broschur, Großformat, 1.Teil ohne Seitenangabe, 2. Teil 27 Seiten, Bildband, Im 2. Teil wird nur für die 2. Auflage Adolf Hitler "MEIN KAMPF - Eine Abrechnung" geworben, Es handels sich hier wahrscheinlich um die ersten Hoffmann-Bildbände, mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Zustand 2- (FG9) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        Abeceda. Cyklus basni s tanecnimi komposicemi Milci Mayerove v typograficke uprave, obalce a s fotomontazemi Karla Teigeho s fotografiemi K. Paspy

      Praha: J. Otto spol. s r. o. 1926 - Erstausgabe, Kartondecke, lose Lagen, 57 Seiten mit Fotomontagen von Karel Teige, 24 x 31 cm, Decke leicht angeschmutzt, Seiten innen tw. mit kleiren Fingerflecken, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Kultbuch der tschechischen Avantgarde! Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Le Juif qui Rit. Legendes anciennes et nouvelles arrangees par Curnovsky & J. W. Bienstock. Preface de M. Anatole de Monzie

      Paris: Albin Michel 1926 OPBd., 239 Seiten mit zahlreichen Federzeichnungen im Text, kl. 8°, auf dem Rücken leicht berieben, sonst unbeschädigt und frisch, guter Zustand, selten!Szyk

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Etienne Moreau-Nelaton. Manet raconte par lui-meme. 2 Bände

      Paris: Henri Laurens 1926 HLDr. mit reichverzierter Goldprägung auf dem Rücken, Blindprägung, vergoldeter Kopfschnitt, auch verziert mit Radierung, OSchuber, 153; 152 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abb. auf Sondertafeln, 2°, Tschechische Widmung mit Buntstift auf Schmutztitelseite des ersten Bandes, Einbände nahezu unbeschädigt, Schuber etwas berieben und beschmutzt, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Kunstgeschichte, Bibliophilien

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        MEDUSA'S HEAD.

      New York, London: D. Appleton and Company, 1926 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-120 [121] [122: blank], original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. First printing with "(1)" at base of text on page [121]. Weird mystery novel. "Bacon, a successful author in the first quarter of the twentieth century of fiction that was both 'popular' and 'literary', has tended to fall between these two stools in the estimate of posterity. This is unfortunate as she was a skillful craftsman and had things to say, especially on the subject of the emancipated modern woman, where her views manage to contain nuance, skepticism and passion. She also had a recurrent interest in the supernatural, as documented by Dorothy Scarborough in her important early study, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. The main titles of relevance here are THE STRANGE CASES OF DR. STANCHON (1913), IN THE BORDER COUNTRY (1909) and the present title." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 26. Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Reginald 00697. Hubin (1994), p. 40. A bright, fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket with mild fading to spine panel. (#130196) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 Original Hardback Wisden

      1926. This lot is an 1926 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good Condition. The main issue being the front board as it has a large splash mark, if it wasn't for this it would be vert good. It has had no restoration, the front board is very badly marked but has nice shiny, original gilt, nice spine cloth with good lettering with a couple of little marks, good rear board. Inside the hinges are very good (ever so slight weakness to the front). The pastedowns very yellow, signature to page 3, with a lovely photoplate.

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        In Unknown Arabia

      Macmillan & Co, London 1926 - 447 pp, ill, folding and two text maps, appendices, index. Author traveled to the northern part of the Arabian desert areas. He was the first European to travel across some of the desert areas (Murra, Jabrin) and his travels preceded those of Philby. A really sharp crisp and bright copy in the original gilt stamped cloth. Heavy beveled boards with NO wear at corners nor in hinges. Only minor wear at spine tips. Folding map in near fine to fine condition. Macmillan postcard laid inside front cover. A very pretty copy for a fussy collector. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Werk von Arno Holz. Monumental-Ausgabe 1926. Bände 3 - 12 (von 12).

      Berlin, Holten, 1926 - XXXIX, 388; S. 395 - 846; 397; 505; 372; S. 375-873; S. 877-1345; 209; S. 213-483; S. 487-731 Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt und teilweise lichtrandig. Schnitt berieben und angeschmutzt. Gelegentlich wenig fleckig. Insgesamt ein aufwendiges und oppulent ausgestattetes Werk. "Arno Holz (* 26. April 1863 in Rastenburg, Ostpreußen; † 26. Oktober 1929 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Dichter und Dramatiker des Naturalismus und Impressionismus. Als sein Hauptwerke gelten die gemeinsam mit Johannes Schlaf verfassten beiden Arbeiten Papa Hamlet (1889) und Die Familie Selicke (1890) sowie der Gedichtband Phantasus (1898). Arno Holz wurde in Rastenburg als Sohn des Apothekers Hermann Holz und seiner Gattin Franziska, geborene Werner, geboren. 1875 zog die Familie Holz nach Berlin. Nachdem er die Schule abbrechen musste, arbeitete Arno Holz ab 1881 zunächst als Journalist, entschied sich dann aber für eine Existenz als freier Schriftsteller. Finanzielle Probleme begleiteten fortan sein Leben. Er knüpfte Kontakte zum Berliner Naturalistenverein Durch, in dem er unter anderem Gerhart Hauptmann kennen lernte. 1885 erhielt er für seinen Gedichtband Buch der Zeit den Schiller-Preis. Ab dieser Zeit beschäftigte sich Holz mit dem Darwinismus. Ab 1888 lebte und arbeitete er mit Johannes Schlaf zusammen. Gemeinsam entwickelten sie in der programmatischen Schrift Die Kunst, ihr Wesen und ihre Gesetze die Theorie eines „konsequenten Naturalismus", der auf exakte Milieuschilderung unter Einbeziehung auch umgangssprachlicher Elemente abzielte. Zugleich wollten sie jegliche Subjektivität eliminieren und möglichst wissenschaftlich sein. So kamen sie (wobei hinzugefügt werden muss, dass der Großteil der Schrift von Holz stammt) zu der Formel „Kunst = Natur - x". Damit meinten sie, dass die Kunst so weit wie möglich der Natur entsprechen sollte und es also die Aufgabe des Künstlers wäre, das x aus der Formel möglichst klein sein zu lassen. Den theoretisch postulierten „konsequenten Naturalismus" wandten sie praktisch an in den unter dem gemeinsamen Pseudonym Bjarne P. Holmsen erschienenen Werken Papa Hamlet und Die Familie Selicke (Schauspiel, Uraufführung 1890 gleichzeitig am Stadttheater Magdeburg und an der Freien Bühne Berlin). Die Forderung, Kunst solle genaue Wiedergabe der Realität sein, führte zu neuen, experimentellen Ausdrucksweisen, beispielsweise zum „Sekundenstil", in dem soziales Elend minutiös genau geschildert wird. Die Reaktionen auf Papa Hamlet waren äußerst verschieden. Die meisten Kritiker schrieben dagegen, aber es gab auch einige, wie zum Beispiel Theodor Fontane, die einen hohen künstlerischen Wert darin erkannten. Als Johannes Schlaf sich mit Holz über die Einnahmen aus beiden Werken, die relativ gering waren, zu streiten begann, kam es zum Bruch. Holz behauptete, dass er mehr geleistet hätte, und man kann an Textpassagen erkennen, dass zwar das Thema, also der Stoff beider Werke von Schlaf stammt, aber die künstlerische Verarbeitung von Holz. Holz experimentierte nun in seiner Lyrik mit einem reimlosen Stil und gab die traditionellen Formregeln auf. Die Werke sollten vom „inneren Rhythmus" bestimmt werden und frei von Reim und Versmaß sein. Programmatisch legt er diese Prinzipien in seiner Schrift Revolution der Lyrik (1899) nieder. 1893 heiratete Holz Emilie Wittenberg; er hatte drei Söhne mit ihr. Der 1896 begonnene, von Zolas Romanzyklus Rougon-Macquart inspirierte Dramenzyklus Berlin. Wende einer Zeit in Dramen, der auf ursprünglich 25 Stücke ausgelegt war, blieb bis auf drei Werke unvollendet: die Komödie Sozialaristokraten (1896) und die Erkenntnistragödien Sonnenfinsternis (1908) und Ignorabimus (1913). Die Dramen des Spätwerks fielen allesamt beim zeitgenössischen Theaterpublikum durch, die Buchausgaben fanden trotz zahlreicher Umarbeitungen kaum Käufer. 1898 veröffentlichte er seinen sprachlich virtuosen Gedichtband Phantasus, der als sein lyrisches Hauptwerk gilt. Die Gedichte über einen dahindämmernden, hungernd

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        TROPIC DEATH.

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First printing. Very good condition in dark brown cloth with gold lettering, black and gold illustrated endpapers. Ten powerful short stories of Afro-Caribbean life, set in the West Indies, Panama, and the Central American isthmus. An uncommon book by this Harlem Renaissance writer who was born in Guyana. 282 pp.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 Original Hardback Wisden. Very Good Condition.

      1926. Hi, Here we have an 1926 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and spine. The boards are excellent, very clean and crisp, hardly a mark to report. Inside the hinges are very good and strong, nice yellow pastedowns (1926s are a bit lighter than others) with one mark to the right page. Very tightly bound. Amazingly clean inside and very nice photoplate. Minimal if any foxing. Some browning to page block. A lovely book. Rare in this condition, No restoration.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        WINNIE THE POOH

      Methuen and Co. London. 1926. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. Faint offsetting mark to decorative map endpapers where the dustwrapper ends and neat 3 line inscription, dated Christmas 1926, on front blank endpaper otherwise a near fine, bright copy throughout. Publishers original dark green cloth, with gilt stamped decorations of Christopher Robin and Pooh to front board within gilt ruled line border. Spine lettered and ruled in gilt. All gilt still bright and gleaming. Cloth very good and fresh but the bottom outer corners of the boards have some minor bumping. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, as issued. Internally the pages look unread. A beautiful near fine copy in original illustrated, very good dustwrapper showing some darkening to spine, which also has some loss to the top and bottom. Wrapper is overall a very good example that has kept the book underneath in nice condition. Overall a near fine copy in very good dustwrapper.

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        ZOKU NAGASAKI HANGA SHU: Collection of Nagasaki Woodcut Prints.

      Tokyo 1926, Kateido. Black cloth portfolio, 29 x 41 cm.,very. good,6 pages Japanese text, 3 color & 115 b.w. woodcut block. prints, beautifully printed, contents very clean, portfolio. corners, spine rubbed, else solid. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION. A SUPERB PORTFOLIO OF NAGASAKI PRINTS & ILLUSTRATIONS A collection of old woodcut prints, about Nagasaki and the Dutch residents in Deshima. Their Indonesian servants, Chinese translators and women, and their ships. Other subjects include Dutch ships, Hollanders, Nagasaki Bay, maps and a great view of Deshima Island & Chinese junks. * An excellent reference source for early Nagasaki history, the Dutch East India Factory ships, maps &c. A lovely illustrated book and reference on early Nagasaki related prints, maps of Deshima and related. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges

      Edward Arnold & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Light spotting to margin block, plates and map present, map has 40mm tear to top edge, pastedown has the book plate of William Beebe. Charles William Beebe; (July 29, 1877 ?- June 4, 1962) who was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, and author. He is remembered for the numerous expeditions he conducted for the New York Zoological Society, his deep dives in the Bathysphere, and his prolific scientific writing for both academic and popular audiences; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 328 pages .

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        Handbuch der Hals- Nasen- Ohrenheilkunde. 9 Bde.

      Springer, 1926. Halbleder Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Deckel stellenweise leicht berieben, Schnitt stellenweise leicht lagerspurig, 1.Bd. (1925): Anatomie; Entwicklungsgeschichte; Physiologie; Untersuchungsmethoden. Bearbeitet von Walther Albrecht, Rudolf Beneke, Hans Brunner, Carl von Eicken, Curt Elze, K. Graupner, Ludwig Grünwald, Harry Koenigsfeld, Leopold Küpferle, Ernst Mangold, Max Nadoleczny, Adolf Passow, Karl Peter, Rudolf Schilling, Siegmund Schumacher, Alfred Seiffert, Emil von Skramlik, Arthur Thost, Georg Wetzel, Carl Zarniko, Hendrik Zwaardemaker. - 2.Bd.(1926): Ätiologie; Pathologie; Symptomatologie; Therapie; Mißbildungen; Erkrankungen der Nasenscheidewand; akute und chronische Entzündungen der Nase und Nebenhohlen. Bearbeitet von Karl Amersbach, Karl Beck, Erwin Bentele, Felix Blumenfeld, Alfred Bruggemann, Hendrik Burger, Alfred Denker, Otto Frese, Markus Hajek , Leopold Harmer, Paul Heims-Heymann, Walter Klestadt, Harry Koenigsfeld, Aloys Lautenschläger, Hermann Marx, Theodor Nühsmann, Adolf Passow, Willy Pfeiffer, Paul Schneider, Alexander Stieda, Arthur Thost, Klaus Vogel, Fritz Zausch. - 3.Bd.(1928): Akute und chronische Entzündungen der Mundhöhle, des Rachens, Kehlkopfs, der Luftröhre und der Bronchien; Verletzungen; Fremdkörper ; Verengerungen. Bearbeitet von Walter Adrion, Walther Albrecht, Felix Blumenfeld, Georg Finder, Leopold Harmer, Viktor Hinsberg, Gustav Hofer, Otto Kahler, Hermann Marschik, Otto Seifert, Alexander Stieda, Walther Stupka, Walther Uffenorde. - 4.Bd.(1928): Infektionskrankheiten; pflanzliche und tierische Parasiten; Erkrankungen bei verschiedenen Dermatosen; Tropenkrankheiten; Blutungen. Bearbeitet von Charles Emile Benjamins, Emil Glas, Markus Hajek, Gustav Hofer, Albert Jesionek, Otto Kren, Karl M. Menzel, Edmund Meyer, Otto Seifert, Raphael Sokolowsky, Hermann Streit, Arthur Thost. - 5.Bd.(1929): Allgemeine Erkrankungen; Gewebekrankheiten; Geschwülste der Luftwege, des Mundes und der Hypophyse ; Krankheiten der Speicheldrüsen; Nervenkrankheiten; kosmetische Operationen; Störungen der Stimme und Sprache; Lebensversicherung; Forensisches; Photographie; Unterricht. Bearbeitet von Karl Amersbach, Josef Bumba, Wilhelm Clausen, Alfred Denker, Robert Dolger, Adolf Eckert-Möbius, Rudolf Eden, Theodor Simon Flatau, Viktor Frühwald, Julius Hegener, Karl Hellmann, Theodor Hünermann, Richard Imhofer, Otto Kahler, Arthur Kuttner, Erich Lexer, Wilhelm Minnigerode, Richard Mittermaier, Max Nadoleczny, Theodor Nühsmann, Alfred Peyser, Camill Ruf, Fritz Specht, Hugo Stern, Arthur Thost, Julius Watjen, Oskar Wagener. - - Die Krankheiten des Gehörorgans. T. 1-3.: - 6.Bd.(1926): Anatomie; Entwicklungsgeschichte; Physiologie; Pathologie; Untersuchungsmethoden; Therapie. Bearbeitet von Gustav Alexander, Gabriel Anton, Karl Beck, Oscar Beck, Rudolf Beneke, H. Birkholz, Wilhelm Brock , Gustav Bruhl, Adolf Eckert-Möbius, Otto Fleischmann, Franz Fremel, Max Gießwein, Karl Grünberg, Julius Hegener, Artur Knick, Otto Körner, Ludwig Lederer, Alfred Linck , Hermann Marx, Georg Carl Muller, Felix R. Nager, Heinrich Neumann, Erich Ruttin, Max Schacherl, Karl Ludolf Schaefer, Emil Schlittler, Victor Sonnenkalb, Paul Stenger, Hermann Streit, Ernst Urbantschitsch. - 7.Bd.(1926): Krankheiten des äußeren, mittleren und inneren Ohres; Otosklerose; Tuberkulose; Syphilis; Tumoren des Ohres. Bearbeitet von Gustav Alexander, Oscar Beck, Charles Emile Benjamins, Artur Blohmke, Wilhelm Brock, Gustav Bruhl, Alexander J. Cemach, Rudolf Eschweiler, Max Goerke, Julius Hegener, Viktor Hinsberg, Ludwig Lederer, Max Mann, Max Meyer, Theodor Nühsmann, Bruno Oertel, Arno Scheibe, Rudolf Schilling, Emil Schlander. - 8.Bd.(1927): Otitische intrakranielle Komplikationen; Gewerbekrankheiten und akustisches Trauma; mechanisches und psychisches Trauma; Taubstummheit; Ohr und Schule; Militärdienst und Gehörorgan; Simulation und Dissimulation; Ohrenkrankheiten und Lebensversicherung. Bearbeitet von Joseph Beck, Gustav Bever, Wilhelm Brock, Alfred Denker, Robert Dolger, Max Goerke, Ludwig Haymann, Bernhard Heine, Otto Muck, Alfred Peyser, Emil Schlittler, Raphael Sokolowsky, Otto Steurer, Friedrich Wanner. - 9.Bd.(1929): Die Krankheiten der Speiserohre und des äußeren Halses . Bearbeitet von Curt Elze, Emil Glas, Franz Haslinger, Leopold Küpferle, Ernst Mangold, Egon Ranzi, Eduard Rehn, Carl Rohde, Fritz Schlemmer, R. Waldapfel, Emil Wessely; Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Tempest, The

      1926. Amongst Gettings' Survey of Rackham's Best Book Illustrations[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1926].First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 247 x 113 mm.). [2, blank] ix, [1], 185, [3, blank] pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-five drawings in black and white.Original black cloth over boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained yellow. Minimal spotting to text, otherwise a fine copy.The Tempest is among Gettings' survey of Rackham's Best Book Illustrations.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 61-62. Riall, p. 161. Hudson p. 171. Gettings pp. 151, 153 and 180.

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        Le carillonneur

      - L. Carteret 1926. In-4 relié plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos à cinq nerfs, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, quadruples filets dorés en bords des contreplats, gardes de papier marbré, couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée de RANDEYNES et fils. 308 pages. Illustré d'eaux-fortes originales de Louis TITZ. Exemplaire unique, toutes les gravures ont été aquerellées à la main par Robert QUOY, elles sont toutes signées de lui dans la marge. Tirage à 280 exemplaires réservés pour la Société des Bibliophiles et Iconophiles de Belgique. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin et portant le numéro 82. Superbe exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Winnie-the-Pooh.

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1926. Octavo (190 x 125 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles and pictorial centre tools to spine, rule to boards gilt, multiple pictorial blocks to boards, floral endpapers, with the original endpapers bound in, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Die Gläser der Sammlung Mühsam. Neue Folge

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1926 - ockerfarbener Leineneinband mit Rücken- und Deckelbeschriftung, mit ganzseitigen Tafeln, unnummeriertes Exemplar, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen, Riß über Dreiviertel des Rückens, sonst aber im guten Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LAW - Complete Set of Nine

      Great Britain: Methuen., 1926. All nine volumes recently rebound. vols i thru iii are an original set, and vols iv thru ix appear to be an original set. Individual volume info: V-i, fine condition, 1914, second edition, t.e.g. 460 pages, two p/o nameplates and brief inscription; V-ii, fine-minus condition, 1914, second edition, t.e.g. 572 pp, two p/o nameplates and a name; V-iii, fine condition, 1914, second edition, t.e.g. 532 pp, two p/o nameplates and a name; V-iv, fine condition, 1924, first edition, 600 pp. plus adverts, one p/o nameplate; V-v, fine condition, 1924, first edition, 529 pp, one p/o nameplate; V-vi, fine-minus condition, 1924, first edition, 719 pp. plus adverts, one p/o nameplate; V-vii, fine-minus condition, 1925, first edition, 575 pp, one p/o nameplate; V-viii, fine-minus condition, 1925, first edition, 500 pp, one p/o nameplate; V-ix, fine condition, 1926, first edition, 457 pp. plus adverts.. Hard Cover. FINE-MINUS.

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        <em>Henry Brocken with the Prince Ennui in the Gardens of the Sleeping Beauty.</em> Original watercolour illustrating Henry Brocken by Walter De La Mare.

      1926. Inscribed to Stephen Tennant "For Napier with love from Rex", Easter 1926. Watercolour painted on thick art paper with a separate mount with has ruled borders and the title in ink by the artist, both the image and the mount is signed and dated by Whistler. Mount size 30.5cms x 25.5 cms, watercolour size 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Inscribed on the back in pencil by Whistler "For Napier with love from Rex, Easter 1926. Henry Brocken walking with Prince Ennui in the gardens of the Sleeping Beauty, March 30". TO BE SOLD WITH A SECOND WATERCOLOUR Walter De La Mare's book Henry Brocken, His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romancewas first published in 1904. It is an allegorical tale in which Henry Brocken goes on a magical journey through Literature. Hemeets characters from fiction including Gulliver, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Eyre, people from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Keats' "palely loitering knight" etc. This illustration shows Brocken meeting Prince Ennui, the brother of Sleeping Beauty, who was out when the enchantment fell and who waits in the curmbling castle with sleeping courtiers around him. Provenance: Given by Rex Whistler to his great friend Stephen Tennant who for a period liked to be known by his third name Napier and thence to the latter's chauffeur. This is the first time this artwork has appeared on the market. Stephen Tennant and Rex Whistler met at the Slade and became extremely close friends, both members of the Bright Young Things - a group which included the Sitwells, the Mitfords, Lady Diana Manners and Cecil Beaton.

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        WHAT HAPPENS:-

      [Paris: Contact Editions, 1926].. Contemporary French half calf, raised bands, spine gilt extra, and marbled boards. Binding a bit rubbed at extremities, bound without wrappers, but a very good copy. First edition of the author's first book, a product of his years as a Paris expatriate, in company with Josephine Herbst, his future wife, prior to his deeper involvement with radical politics at home. Like a number of Contact imprints, this title ran afoul of US customs when copies were imported. In this case, an actual jury trial took place in a NYC court, where a verdict was handed down against the book and a number of confiscated copies were ordered destroyed. Herrmann's career as a novelist stalled when, as a consequence of the FBI investigation of Alger Hiss and its context, he and his second wife emigrated to Mexico, where he would live until his death in 1959.

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        Art - Gout - Beaute. Feuillets de L` Elegance Feminine. Nr° 65 - 69, 73 - 76, 1926 (= 9 Hefte).

      Paris, Albert Godde, Bedin 1926. 4°. Jeweils ca. 32 unpag. Seiten. Mit zahlreichen farbigen und montierten Illustrationen, meist Pochoirs. Kordelgeheftete Orig.-Broschuren mit farbig montierten Deckelbildern und farbig gemusterten Crépe de Chine Vorsatzpapieren. Schönes Konvolut einer der berühmtesten Modezeitschriften der zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre. Aufwendig gestaltet mit Farbtafeln von Modellen renommierter Modeschöpfer. Mit schönen, teils farbig gestalteten Werbeanzeigen und kunstvollen Darstellungen von Kleidern im Art Deco Stil. Zwei Hefte mit aufwendig gestalteten Supplements, illustriert in Pochoir-Manier. - Nur vereinzelt mit meist leichten Gebrauchsspuren (leicht gebräunt oder minimal fleckig, mit Randläsuren oder Einrissen, 1 Heft ohne die Kordellbindung). // Famous fashion magazine published in Paris in the 1920s and `30s, during the heyday of Art Deco. \"Art, Gout, Beauté`s\" artwork was rendered in pochoir, each issue is a work of art in its own right, with pastedown color cover plates, beautiful vintage color fashion illustration, brightly patterned end papers and string bindings. Two copies include spectactular supplement inserts, likewise in bright pochoir technique. - Occasional light wear, light browning and or soiling, few issues with edge or spine tears and light rubbing. Else overall very nice, clean condition. - Long run of early issues of this exquisite publication and essential reference for fashion of the 1920s. With designs by Beer, Brandt, doucet, Doeuillet. Drecoll, Jenny, Jeanne Lanvin, Lucien Lelong, Molyneux, Jean Patou, Joseph Paquin, Philippe et Gaston,, Jenny, Doucet and others Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mode, Fashion & Costume, Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Reihenwerke, Periodicals, Lieferungsromane, dreißiger Jahre, Französische Ausgaben, french editions, Modezeichnungen, Modezeitschriften, Zeitschriften vor 1945

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        Ritual and Belief in Morocco (Two Volumes)

      London: MacMillan and Co., 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Westermarck, Edward. Ritual and Belief in Morocco (Two Volumes). London, Macmillan and Co. 1926. First Edition. Two octavo volumes. Hardcover. Bound in Olive cloth with gilt moorish design to front and gilt titles to spine. 608, 629 pages. With 140 illustrations in black and white plus a foldout map of Morocco at end of volume two. Edward Westermarck made twenty-one separate journeys to Morocco between the years 1898 and 1926 which amounted to seven full years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set. There is extensive reference material, including Westermarck?'s system of transliteration and a comprehensive list of the tribes and districts mentioned in the text. The author explores the ritual and magical beliefs of the Moroccans, with emphasis on Berber tribes, with extensive coverage of the idea of the Jinn (Jnun), curses and omens, Witchcraft, the Evil Eye and other beliefs and superstitions relating to spirits and healing. He also discusses such areas as the rites and beliefs connected with the Islamic calendar, agriculture, and childbirth. A very valuable and sought after work. Westermarck (1862 ?- 1939) was a Finnish philosopher and sociologist. Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo. The phenomenon of reverse sexual imprinting (when two people live in close domestic proximity during the first few years in the life of either one, both are desensitized to sexual attraction), now known as the Westermarck effect, was first formally described by him in his book The History of the Human Marriage (1891). He has been described as the ?"first Darwinian sociologist" or "the first sociobiologist.?" A tiny bit of wear to cloth at head of spine on both volumes and some very light corner bumps to volume one, otherwise this is a fine and outstanding set.

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        MEMOIRES DE GAUDIN, MARTIN-MICHEL-CHARLES (1756-1841) MINISTRE DES FINANCES, DUC DE GAËTE Complet 3 volumes NAPOLEON

      Armand Colin 1926 - MEMOIRES DE GAUDIN, MARTIN-MICHEL-CHARLES (1756-1841) MINISTRE DES FINANCES, DUC DE GAËTE Editions Armand Colin, 1926. Complet en 3 volumes brochés Format In-8°, VIII + 336 pages + 599 pages + et 331 pages. Impression sur papier de luxe. Jaquette. Réédition du Centenaire tirée à 1100 exemplaires numérotés des très rares et très importants mémoires du ministre des finances de Napoléon. Les deux premiers volumes sont la réimpression de la première édition de 1826, le troisième volume "Supplément aux mémoires et souvenirs", récit anecdotique de la collaboration de Gaudin avec Napoléon, est une réimpression de l'édition de 1834. "Ces mémoires sont d'une grande importance pour l'histoire des finances impériales." Jean Tulard. MARTIN-MICHEL-CHARLES GAUDIN (1756-1841) MINISTRE DES FINANCES DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON, DUC DE GAËTE Les débuts de carrière sous l'Ancien Régime : Celui qui devait être le ministre des Finances du Consulat et de l'Empire du 11 novembre 1799 (20 brumaire an VIII) au 1er avril 1814 et du 20 mars au 22 juin 1815, est né à Saint-Denis, près de Paris, le 16 janvier 1756. Il était le fils de Charles Gaudin, avocat au Parlement de Paris et de Louise-Suzanne Ragot, son épouse. Ayant fait de brillantes études au collège Louis-le-Grand et un peu de droit, il entre en 1773, comme surnuméraire dans les services de l'administration des finances ; en 1777, à vingt et un ans, il est nommé "premier commis" (c'est-à-dire chef de division) à la tête du département des impôts directs (taille et capitation). En 1791, Louis XVI le nomme à la Trésorerie Nationale en qualité de commissaire, où il remplit sa tâche avec beaucoup de talent et de courage. Il n'hésite pas à s'opposer au paiement de traites frauduleuses émises par le général Dumouriez, alors tout puissant ; ensuite, face à Robespierre il sauve, avec l'aide de Cambon, la vie des 48 receveurs-généraux des Finances, que la Convention voulait conduire à l'échafaud, dans la même charrette que celle des fermiers-généraux. Démissionnaire de sa charge de commissaire en juin 1795, Gaudin se retire dans sa propriété, à Vic-sur-Aisne, près de Soissons. En novembre, le Directoire le nomme ministre des Finances. Il refuse, répondant à Sieyès : "la faiblesse du pouvoir est trop grande. Les esprits ne sont pas prêts. Là où il n'y a ni finances, ni moyens d'en faire, un ministre est inutile." En mai 1799, il oppose un nouveau refus. Toutefois, il accepte le poste de "commissaire général des Postes aux lettres et aux chevaux", où, manifestement, il fallait remettre de l'ordre. Ministre des Finances sous le Consulat : la confiance de Bonaparte : Le 18 Brumaire et le Consulat vont orienter sa destinée. Dès le soir du 19 Brumaire an VIII (10 novembre 1799), Sieyès, consul provisoire, le convoque au Palais du Luxembourg. Gaudin raconte : à peine introduit, "je vis Sieyès venir à moi, en me disant : "Eh bien ! vous m'avez refusé il y a six mois !." - "Eh bien ! répondis-je, j'accepte aujourd'hui". - "je vous reconnais là, répliqua-t-il, en me tendant la main. Entrez là, vous y trouverez le Général". "Je trouvais en effet un personnage qui ne m'étais connu que par la haute renommée qu'il s'était déjà acquise : d'une taille peu élevée, vêtu d'une redingote grise, extrêmement maigre, le tient jaune, l'oeil de l'aigle, les mouvements vifs et animés. Il donnait, lorsque j'entrai, des ordres au commandant de la garde. Après que celui-ci se fut retiré, il vint à moi de l'air le plus généreux. "Vous avez, me dit-il, longtemps travaillé dans les finances ? ". - "Pendant vingt ans Général !". - "Nous avons grand besoin de votre secours et j'y compte. Allons, prêtez serment, nous sommes pressés". Cette formalité remplie, il ajouta : "Le dernier ministre du Directoire va être informé de votre nomination. Rendez-vous dans deux heures au ministère pour en prendre possession et donnez-nous, le plus tôt que vous le pourrez, un rapport sur notre situation, en même temps que sur les mesures à prendre pour rétabl [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Medea. Tragödie.

      Leipzig Schauspiel-Verlag 1926 - 8°. 96 Seiten. Gelber Orig.-Leinenband. - Widmungsexemplar. Meyer 5. ? Erste Ausgabe. ? Vorderes Vorsatzblatt mit eigenh. Widmung vom Autor für den väterlichen Freund Friedrich Lorenz Jürgensen (1878-1934): »Lorenz | als Geschenk für Vieles | Henny«. ? Der Kaufmann Jürgensen war der frühe Förderer Jahnns und zählte zur inneren Elite der Lebens- und Glaubensgemeinschaft »Ugrino«. Sie pflegten bereits vor Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges einen gemeinsamen Freundeskreis in einem besonders gemieteten Häuschen im Süden von Hamburg. ? Der Mythos der »Medea« spiegelt nicht zuletzt das labile Dreiecksverhältnis Ellinor Philips, Gottlieb Harms, Hans Henny Jahnn wider: »So glaube ich auch, in meiner Medea ein Urtragisches Problem aufgewiesen zu haben, das Verschüttet in jedwedem ruht« (HHJ an Oskar Loerke Dezember 1925, zit, n. H. L. Arnold: Von Unvollendeten. 2005, S. 80). ? Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. 1.000 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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