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        The Dancing Floor.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Octavo pp. 268. Publisher's dark blue cloth with light blue titles to upper and spine. Top edge blue with rded and blue patterned endpapers, in original pictorial dust jacket. Small bookseller's ticket to front flyleaf and a little splashing to top edge, else a near fine copy of the book. The dust jacket is a little rubbed to edges, with small loss to foot of spine, but shows well. Previous owner's small red stamp to both inner flaps. A near fine copy, uncommon in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Tropic Death

      New York: Boni & Liverigh, 1926. 1st ed. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 283p. Original black cloth. dj. 19cm. Jacket missing several moderate sized jagged chips and the backstrip panel is covered with numerous small jagged holes (insect damage). Large strips of reinforcing brown paper cover the back of the top and bottom thirds of the jacket. Former owner's name on endpaper. Despite the chips and holes, the jacket has an attractive appearance, partly because the brown paper reinforcement hides many of the holes. Short stories set in the West Indies. Walrond was born in British Guiana and attended Columbia University. Regarded as a product of the Harlem Renaissance. In our experience, the jacket is quite uncommon.

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        Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.

      Paris: Jules Meynial, 1922-1926. Five annual issues, each in original folding pochoir decorated wrappers (each issue comprising twelve letterpress pages with a separate decorated title-page and twelve pochoir plates measuring 246 x 155 mm.). One of the most elusive and desirable Art-Deco rarities, published by a celebrated Parisian designer.After working upon the design and illustration of other celebrated works, Falbalas and Franfreluches (Frippery and Finery, fashion diaries: past present and future) was George Barbier's own publication project wherein he retained creative control over the entire design and print production process. The result is a magnificent testament to pochoir printing, and Art-Deco design, at its very finest. Barbier spared no effort in printing this eternally endearing dilettante foible, using the finest pigments and up to thirty stencils per print to create deep, sensuous and lustrous images befitting the piquant romantic themes of the series. The plates reflect romance amidst exotic lands and ages past, including a native American idyll on the Missouri, a languid mistress cocooned in a hammock in the tropical Antilles, high baroque debauchery and of course a myriad of depictions of lovers in fashionable Paris of high nineteen-twenties.Each annual includes twelve pages of delicious romantic prose by Barbier's associates in the fashionable Parisian scene, including the novelist Colette and the comic actress Cecile Sorel. Falbalas and Franfreluches represents a literary and artistic printmaking collaboration of unusual finesse, elegance and sophistication. This is a complete set of five annual issues with a total of 60 stunning pochoir plates (in addition to the decorated title-pages specially prepared for each year). All five sections remain fine and fresh, lovingly preserved in a felt-lined black cloth folding case.

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        Handbuch der Physik.

      Berlin, Springer, 1926-1933... Bände 1 - 24 - Register in 27 Bänden. Erste Auflage (Bände 22-1/2 und Band 24-1/2 in zweiter Auflage). 8°. Blaue Original-Leineneinbände mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung.. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Bei einigen Bänden sind die Kapitale leicht beschädigt.Bei Band 3 ist der Buchblock gebrochen und bei Band Band 24/1 Bindung gelockert. 2 Gelenke angeplatzt. Einbände teils fleckig.

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        Sand and Foam (Signed Ltd.)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First edition. Very Good. One of 95 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. Book complete with all seven illustrations after Gibran's own drawings. Very Good on account of rubbing to the fragile paper-covered boards and several annotations both in the text and on the final blank leaves, mostly in pencil a few on the blank leaves in pen. An important collection of poetry and drawings from the author of "The Prophet." Written a few years before he died, "Sand and Foam" displays Gibran's characteristic spiritualism. The book, like much of Gibran's work, influenced the artistic movements of the 1960s and a famous line from it - "Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you" - actually appears in The Beatles' song "Julia." Though never well regarded critically, Gibran was an immensely popular poet. "The Prophet" alone sold over one million copies before 1960 and has been translated into over 40 languages. Very Good.

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        Tales of the Angler's Eldorado: New Zealand

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1926. First edition, so stated on copyright page (with publisher's code "G-A"). With over100 photographs by the author and illustrations by Frank E. Phares. viii, [ii], 228 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original dark blue cloth, gilt title on spine and upper cover. Fine copy in clipped pictorial dust-jacket which is fine with only the slightest sunning to the spine. First edition, so stated on copyright page (with publisher's code "G-A"). With over100 photographs by the author and illustrations by Frank E. Phares. viii, [ii], 228 pp. 1 vols. 4to. A scarce and desirable Zane Gray work and very much so in a really top dust-jacket. Bruns G181

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        A Hans Alexander Mueller Portfolio Collection

      Hans Alexander Mueller. This is a collection of 20 signed woodcuts and wood engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller, in Mueller's own paste-paper on board portfolio with the label of the Staatliche Akademie fur Graphische Kunste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig,1926. Mueller (1888-1962) was a student at the academy and then a teacher of wood engraving and director of the academy before he emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, where he was for many years a renowned book illustrator. All of the prints are signed; several also appear in his book "Woodcuts & Wood Engravings: How I Make Them", (1939), a copy of which is included. Many are color engravings. Titles include Allegro Furioso, Scherzo, Italian Landscape, John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Two Men on a Pier, and many others. The woodcuts and engravings are generally in excellent condition: some are rather amateurishly matted in heavy paper; others are laid in loose. One or two are sllightly foxed; several bear corner glue stains. They range in size from 2 1/2" x 2 7/8" to 11" x 14 3/4". Mueller lived until his death in a rural corner of New Milford, Connecticut, where this portfolio was given to a close friend and neighbor. As a personal possession, the condition is about very good, though not pristine. The portfolio shows signs of the usual dings and scrapes that come with use, but is intact. Photographs will be available on request. Unique.

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        L'Envers du Music - Hall. Illustré de 32 gravures de J. E. Laboureur.

      Paris, Au Sans Pareil, 1926. Edizione di 420 esemplari numerati. La nostra copia è una delle 350 sur vergé de Rives. In 4to (cm. 25); camicia stampata in rosso e blu con titolo e data; copertina originale con titolo in oro cerchiato di blu; pp. (4), 170, (4) + 6 acqueforti a piena pagina + 26 acqueforti nel testo. Axs

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      Loodus (Bergmann), Tartu 1926 - Cover designed by Jaan Vahtra. First edition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. 121, (3) p. Debut novel of Jüri Parijõgi (1892-1941) the Estonian writer and school teacher. Cover by Jaan Vahtra (1882-1947) the chief figure of Estonian avant-garde who was the cofounder and leader of the Estonian Artists' Group of Cubism and Constructivism. In publisher's illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Methuen, 1926. First British edition, first printing. Beautifully bound in three quarter morocco leather by the esteemed Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindery, with raised bands and Winnie the Pooh characters in vignette stamped in gilt in spine compartments, with Christopher Robin on the front. Very Good. Light rubbing at extremities, with light restoration to the leather evident. Several edge tears to page edges, occasionally with associated creasing. Small previous owner label to front paste down. A lovely copy of this enduring classic, in wonderful Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare. London: Wm. Heinemann [1926]. 4to (9 1/2 x 11 3/4"), 1/4 vellum, white gilt pictorial boards, top edge gilt. Slightest of edge rubbing and spine soil else near Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 520 COPIES (260 for U.K.,260 for U.S.) SIGNED BY RACKHAM WITH AN EXTRA COLOR PLATE NOT IN THE TRADE EDITION. Illustrated by Rackham with 21 magnificent tipped-in color plates plus pictorial title page and several black and white devices, printed on hand-made paper. This is a beautiful copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Tempest

      London and New York: William Heinemann and Doubleday, Page & Co, 1926. First Thus. Arthur Rackham. A handsome copy of the 1926 signed/limited. #439 OF 520 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR ARTHUR RACKHAM at the limitation. Solid and VG in its 1/4 vellum over beige boards. Light offsetting to the panel edges, very light soiling along the panels. The gilt-insignia (a mermaid) and lettering at the front panel and spine are still bright and crisp. Tall quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. The 21 tipped-in Rackham color plates (one more than in the trade edition) are all present and in pristine condition.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph

      [London: Privately Printed,], 1926. Together with an wonderful archive of correspondence to the original subscriber. Quarto (250 x 188 mm). Printed in red and black. Tan morocco gilt, gilt-lettered and ruled, edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 66 plates, including frontispiece portrait of Feisal by Augustus John, many in colour or tinted, 4 of them double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding, linen-backed coloured maps - that is 2 mapsrations in text, one coloured, by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair-Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others, initials by Edward Wadsworth. duplicated - rather than the 3 mistakenly called for by O'Brien, 58 illustrations in text, one coloured, by Roberts, Nash, Kenning, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others, historiated initials by Edward Wadsworth printed in red and black. Provenance: Nancy Campbell, the original l subscriber, her bookplate on flyleaf, together with correspondence from T. E. Lawrence, Manning Pike, and Col. Pierce C. Joyce; Barbara Hutton (1912-1979) heiress to Frank Winfield Woolworth, ownership inscription on flyleaf: "Barbara Haugwitz-Reventlow 1941". One of the Cranwell or "Subscriber's" edition of 211 copies, this one of 170 "complete copies", inscribed by Lawrence on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES", with one manuscript correction to the illustration list, a "K" identifying Kennington rather than Roberts as the artist responsible for "The gad-fly"; page XV mispaginated as VIII; and with neither the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208, nor the Blair Hughes-Stanton wood engraving illustrating the dedicatory poem, which is found in only five copies. However, it does include the "Prickly Pear" plate, not called for in the list of illustrations. Lawrence's superb narrative of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918. Invited by Sir Ronald Storrs to the conference organised by the British at Jiddah, Lawrence impressed the Arab leaders, and thereafter played a spectacular role as the revolt succeeded, entering into the mythology of the twentieth century. His account is itself one of the legendary books of the century, elaborately produced and illustrated with works commissioned by Lawrence. The present copy includes the "Prickly Pear" plate, but not the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208, or the Blair-Hughes-Stanton wood engraving that in some copies illustrated the dedicatory poem. This handsome and beautifully preserved copy is accompanied by a remarkable and revealing clutch of correspondence concerning Lawrence and his "big book" addressed to the original owner, Mrs. Colin Campbell. Mrs. Campbell, née Nancy Leiter, daughter of Levi Z. Leiter, Chicago financier and philanthropist, had married Maj. Colin Powys Campbell, formerly Central Indian Horse, in 1904, Nancy's elder sister Mary was married to Lord Curzon, and her younger sister Daisy became Countess of Suffolk, making them three of the most prominent "Dollar Princesses" of the period. The letters are as follow: 1. LAWRENCE, T.E. Autograph letter signed - "Yours very truly, T. E. Shaw, used to be Lawrence" -, dated Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England, 16 September 1926. Two pages, recto and verso of a single octavo leaf, with the original mailing envelope addressed in Lawrence's hand. Lawrence is plainly trying to win a subscriber but his tone is almost hostile, and the content typically disparaging of the book: "owing to a misunderstanding, I had to offer to accept two clients of Messrs Sotheran as subscribers for the limited edition of my reprinted war-book … Sotherans in reply gave me your name and another. I have delayed to write until the date of publication was reasonably certain. … It will not inconvenience me in the least (quite the contrary!) if you decide not to take your copy. The book costs thirty guineas: is very long, and rather dull". 2. JOYCE, Colonel Pierce C. Two substantial autograph letters, signed from Col. Pierce C. Joyce, a friend Mrs. Campbell and her late husband, and a key player in the Arab Revolt. Joyce was a Boer War veteran, and was on Staff at Cairo from 1907; "Joyce took command of the British base at Rabegh in December 1916 and would later command at Aqaba. From here he became the main logistical organiser of logistical arrangements for Lawrence's expeditions into Syria and Palestine. Joyce was later appointed as head of the British Military Mission to the Northern Arab Army" (Murphy, The Arab Revolt 1916-18: Lawrence sets Arabia ablaze, p. 17). The first letter was written from Baghdad 28 December 1925, 8 pages with original envelope: "A man just from England came in to see us yesterday & tells me he hears Lawrence is about to destroy all existing copies of his book & rewrite it again this year or next - worse than ever!" Joyce also tells Mrs. Campbell about the forthcoming book, and how he wrote to Lawrence "and demanded a copy of his book as being his chief supporter in the Arabian gamble". Joyce figures prominently in Seven Pillars and there is a portrait of him by Dobson, which Joyce disliked, as he notes in the second letter dated Galway, 12 October 1927, 3 pages: "I should like to kill Frank Dobson for his Hogarthian drawing of myself & yet when I met him the other day the homicidal initiative was lacking! … I love your enthusiasm over 'The Seven Pillars [sic.],' if you could only have seen nature's setting to the pictures he paints in his beautiful English it would have been the ideal". 3. PIKE, Roy Manning, printer of the 1926 Seven Pillars. Two letters, signed ("Manning Pike"), from London, the first a typed letter, 8 [August] 1927, one page, about shipping; the second, an autograph letter, 15 August 1927, one page, enclosing a second copy of Some Notes on the Writing of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Shaw (O'Brien A039, 200 copies), present here, and discussing the customs declaration for Seven Pillars at 30 guineas. 4. CAMPBELL, Nancy. Two manuscript drafts: of a two-page letter, signed ("N. Campbell, Mrs. Colin Campbell") to T.E. Lawrence ("Sir"), Campbell Ranch, Goleta, California, 30 October [1926], writing of her excitement at being a subscriber; "Thank you very much for allowing me to have the privilege of subscribing"; and of a three-page autograph letter, Signed ("N.C.") to Messrs. Manning Pike, on letterhead of The Drake hotel, Chicago, undated, arranging shipping of her copy of Seven Pillars.

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        Ceylon. The Land of Eternal Charm

      London: Hutchinson, 1926. First edition. Signed by Author.. Large thick 8vo. (23 x 16 cm). pp.xxxi + 352. 87 photo plates and 4 plates in colour. Dark navy blue cloth, gilt to spine, slightly sunned to top edge and margin of front cover. Endpapers lightly browned. Warm gift inscription in ink from the author to front free endpaper. To my dear and esteemed friend Yousef Philippe Gelat Bey, in grateful remembrance and with the very kind regards and best compliments of the Author, Ali Fouad Toulba, Cairo, Feb 19, 1927. A near fine copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        La Rive Gauche. A Group of Woodcuts and Drawings by Howard Simon with an Introduction by Elliot H. Paul

      Folio. Paris: published at the Abbaye by J. McMullin, 1926. Folio, 8pp. of text and 14 plates (woodcuts and lithographs) each signed by Simon in pencil. Original portfolio with ties, printed label on the upper, cover. Limited to 125 copies. An odd production, well done and clearly expensive, on fine hand-made paper etc. ?By 1925 Elliot Paul had already seen three of his novels published when he left America to join many of his literary compatriots in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France. There, he worked for a time at the International Herald Tribune before joining Eugene and Maria Jolas as co-editor of the literary journal, transition. A friend of both James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, Paul defied Ernest Hemingway's maxim that "if you mentioned Joyce twice to Stein, you were dead." Paul was a great enthusiast of Stein's work, equating its "feeling for a continuous present" with jazz. Paul left the fledgling journal after little more than a year to return to the newspaper business and to write more novels in his spare time. He had completed three more books when he suffered from a nervous breakdown and abruptly left Paris to recuperate in the Spanish village of Santa Eulalia on the island of Ibiza. With virtually no one in the literary community knowing where he was, in her 1933 The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Stein muses over his "disappearance." Caught in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, he was inspired to write the well received The Life and Death of a Spanish Town. Forced to flee Spain, he returned to Paris where he lived in the Hotel du Montblanc and produced detective fiction under the pseudonym Brett Rutledge as well as crafting what is considered as one of his best works, The Last Time I Saw Paris. Back in the United States following the outbreak of World War II, Elliot Paul turned to screenwriting where in Hollywood, between 1941 and 1953, he participated in the writing of ten screenplays, the most remembered of which is the 1945 production, Rhapsody in Blue; he also wrote the screenplay for the Poverty Row production of New Orleans, a fictional history of Storeyville jazz featuring Billie Holiday in her only acting role. He also contributed to London Town (1946), one of the most infamous flops in British cinema history. Contemptuous of the censorship imposed on the studios by the Hays Code, Paul mocked Hollywood's hypocritical puritanism in his satiric book from 1942, With a Hays Nonny Nonny , where he reworked Bible stories so that they complied with the Code. The Book of Esther , for example, becomes a vehicle for Don Ameche, with Groucho Marx as Mordecai. A talented pianist, he frequently supplemented his income by playing at local clubs in the Los Angeles area.? Howard Simon (1902-1979) was a notable American illustrator, painter, and printmaker who is known for his woodcuts.

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        L'eubage aux antipodes de l'unité EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Au sans pareil, 1926. Fine. Au sans pareil, Paris 1926, 14x19,5cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by the author to "Napoleon" Jeanneret, whose affectionate nickname Cendrars dons his compatriot Pierre Jeanneret, architect, cousin and partner of The He is passionate about ideas and modernist vision of these two architects whose manifesto "Five Points to a New Architecture "defining their architectural aesthetic is published in the same year 1926. Cendrars in Utopialand draw up a picture of the future Brasilia inspired by the work of his friends. spine and flat marginally insolated. It should be noted that like all copies of the Press, the book does not contain engravings of Joseph Hecht, following the wishes of Blaise Cendrars who do not appreciate. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Blaise Cendrars à "Napoléon" Jeanneret, surnom affectueux dont Cendrars affuble son compatriote Pierre Jeanneret, architecte, cousin et associé de Le Corbusier. Il se passionne pour les idées et la vision moderniste de ces deux architectes dont le manifeste « Cinq Points vers une Nouvelle Architecture » définissant leur esthétique architecturale est édité cette même année 1926. Cendrars dressera dans Utopialand un tableau de la future Brasilia inspiré par le travail de ses amis. Dos et plats marginalement insolés.Il est à noter qu'à l'instar de tous les exemplaires du service de presse, l'ouvrage ne comporte pas les gravures de Joseph Hecht, suivant le souhait de Blaise Cendrars qui ne les appréciait pas.

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        Reasoning foundations of medical diagnosis plus 3 other related papers

      Beginning of Health Information Technology Systems Ledley, Robert S. (1926-2012) and Lee B. Lusted (1922-94). (1) Reasoning foundations of medical diagnosis. Offprint from Science 130 (1959). 13pp. Text illustrations. 287 x 211 mm. Original printed wrappers, ownership stamp on front wrapper. (2) Ledley. National Bureau of Standards Report 3363. A digitalization, systematization and formulation of the theory and methods of the propositional calculus. Offset typescript. [2], v, 82pp. Text diagrams. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Feb. 1, 1954. 268 x 206 mm. Original printed wrappers, stamp on front wrapper dated ?9-15-54? in manuscript. (3) Ledley. Mathematical foundations and computational methods for a digital logic machine. Offprint from Journal of the Operations Research Society of America 2 (1954). 249-274pp. Text diagrams. 230 x 152 mm. Original printed wrappers, ownership stamp on front wrapper. (4) Ledley. Digital computational methods in symbolic logic, with examples in biochemistry. Offprint from Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 41 (1955). 498-511pp. Text diagrams. 258 x 176 mm. Original printed wrappers. Together 4 items. Very minor spotting on some wrappers, but very good overall.First Editions; Offprint Issues of nos. (1), (3) and (4). Ledley pioneered the use of electronic digital computers in biology and medicine. Trained as both a physicist and a dentist, Ledley joined the National Bureau of Standards in 1952, where he was introduced to electronic computing through his wife, one of the programmers on the Standards Eastern Automatic Computer (SEAC). Recognizing the enormous potential importance of computers to biomedical research, Ledley devoted the rest of his career to advancing the use of digital computing in biology and medicine. In 1960 he founded the National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), which he headed until his retirement in 2010. His major accomplishments at the NRBF include the invention of the ACTA whole-body CT scanner (1973) and the establishment of the Protein Information Resource in the 1980s. Ledley?s ?Reasoning foundations of medical diagnosis,? written in collaboration with radiologist Lee Lusted, represents the beginning of the development of clinical decision support systems (CDSS)?"interactive computer programs, or expert systems, designed to assist physicians and health care professionals with decision-making tasks. "Areas covered included: symbolic logic, Bayes? theorem (probability) and value theory. In the article, physicians were instructed how to create diagnostic databases using edge-notched cards to prepare for a time when they would have the opportunity to enter their data into electronic computers for analysis. Ledley and Lusted expressed hope that by harnessing computers, much of physicians? work would become automated and that many human errors could therefore be avoided. Within medicine, Ledley and Lusted?s article has remained influential for decades, especially within the field of medical decision-making" (Wikipedia). While at the National Bureau of Standards, Ledley devoted most of his time to solving military and intelligence problems using the techniques of operations research. Nos. (2) and (3) above (no. [3] is a revised version of no. [2]) discuss the use of Boolean algebra to simplify complex military decision-making processes. After leaving the NBS in 1954 Ledley joined the Operations Research Office at Johns Hopkins; one of his colleagues there was physicist George Gamow, who had become interested in molecular biology after Watson and Crick?s discovery in 1953 of the double helix structure of DNA. Gamow sponsored Ledley for membership in the elite RNA Tie Club and enlisted Ledley?s computing expertise in an attempt to crack the genetic code. Ledley?s results were published in no. (4) above: "Ledley?s main work for the RNA Tie Club was an effort to generate a set of contingency tables for the purpose of writing a computer program that would determine the correspondence between any three-letter sequence (triplet) of nucleotide bases and any amino acid . . . Sponsored by Gamow, Ledley published his work in 1955 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Though Ledley had produced a combinatorial table that could theoretically be used to determine which three-letter sequence of DNA bases corresponded to which amino acid, the problem required several thousand years of computation time on the world?s fastest computers (circa 1955) to produce a solution" (Wikipedia). The genetic code was eventually broken in the 1961 Nirenberg and Matthaei experiment, which did not use computers.

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        Divertissement philologique EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      A Maestricht: A.A.M. Stols, 1926. Fine. A.A.M. Stols, A Maestricht 1926, 14x17,5cm, relié. - Original edition not put on the market and distributed to friends AAM Stols, one of 100 numbered copies on Holland, one draw with 10 and 25 Holland ancient Japan. Binding half black box, smooth back, dishes, guards and contreplats covered with paper so wood, preserved covers and backs, gilded head, elegant binding signed DH Mercher. Signed autograph of the author to his friend the editor Edward Champion. Signatures Valery Larbaud and AAM Stols to the justification of the draw. Nice copy pleasantly established. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale non mise dans le commerce et distribuée aux amis de A.A.M. Stols, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seul tirage avec 10 Hollande antique et 25 Japon. Reliure en demi box noir, dos lisse, plats, gardes et contreplats recouverts de papier façon bois, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de D.H. Mercher. Envoi autographe signé de Valéry Larbaud à son ami l'éditeur Edouard Champion. Signatures de Valéry Larbaud et de A.A.M. Stols à la justification du tirage.  Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.  

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Scribners, New York 1926 - 8vo. 267 pp. Cloth in dustwrapper (edgewear), npc, else good, in clamshell case. [Bruccoli A13] (24497). Dustwrapper panels and flaps reinforced with archival tape (requireing paper conservation). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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; Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

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      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1926. Limited edition of 280 copies, of which 250 are for sale, this is No. 94 signed by Beerbohm. Buff coloured dust jacket with green lettering bearing the rare tipped-on slip (not mentioned in Gallatin & Oliver) to the front cover, reading: "Each copy of this edition contains, in a pocket at the back, an additional print, in colour, signed by the Artist." Pp. viii + tipped-on frontispiece, 51 plates tipped-on to heavy bond paper, all with captioned tissue-guards, and signed plate "School for Those About to Become Cartoonists", in rear pocket. 28 cm x 21 cm, green cloth with bevelled boards, gilt lettering, all edges gilt. From the library of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies with his bookplate to front pastedown, lower front corner lightly bumped, cream dust jacket slightly soiled and lightly tanned at flap crease and along spine, chipping at head of spine with one pull and a small "v" chip from head of rear panel. Overall, a highly collectible copy in the scarce dust jacket, retaining the rare tipped-on slip. . SIGNED. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Quarto.

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        Le thé du capitaine Sogoub EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Au sans pareil, 1926. Fine. Au sans pareil, Paris 1926, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Original, one of 60 numbered copies on Imperial Japan Edition, limited edition of 20 vellum vessel having Japan as a double suite of illustrations. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw, although the double suite includes illustrations. Illustrated book of 6 etchings inset of Natalia Goncharova. Nice copy back slightly discolored, which is rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête avec 20 vélin de cuve comportant comme les Japon une double suite des illustrations. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, comporte bien la double suite des illustrations. Ouvrage illustré de 6 eaux-fortes hors-texte de Nathalie Gontcharova. Bel exemplaire au dos très légèrement décoloré, ce qui est rare.

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        Sugar Foot Stomp

      Chicago: Melrose Bros. Music Company,, 1926. Music by Joe Oliver. Words by Walter Melrose. Successfully featured by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. Bifolium colour-printed exterior, single sheet loosely inserted, printed both sides. Upper wrap printed in blue and orange, with a band portrait by Daguerre of Chicago within an elaborate foliate border. A little rubbed at the extremities, separating at the spine with archival tape repair, light toning, remains very good. First edition, this first issue uncommon with OCLC recording just 3 copies. A song of contested origins, based on Dippermouth Blues, a tune for which Satchmo claimed credit from his days with King Oliver, it was rearranged by Don Redman for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, when Armstrong had joined them, under the present title, "Redman's arrangement updated the song, which now sounded as though it had shed its threadbare overalls for a stylish tuxedo. Louis delivers his 'wah-wah' solo with offhand dignity rather than mocking rasp, suggesting a terribly elegant song. Smack [Henderson] himself considered this one of the best recordings the orchestra ever made, if not THE best, and it became the one most associated with the still-developing sound of New York jazz. None of the glory or credit devolved on Louis, however, and it is no wonder he felt overlooked and underappreciated" (Gergreen, Louis Armstrong, p.386). Here the song is tricked out as a King Oliver number with a great group portrait featuring Armstrong, Lil Hardin, Honoré Dutrey, Johnny and 'Baby' Dodds, Bill Johnson, and the King himself.

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      New York: The Famous Story Publishing Co., Inc., 1926. Two quarto issues; original illustrated pulp wrappers; 144, 143pp; illus. Both issues lightly edgeworn, with short tears and creases to extremities; wrappers on Vol.III, No.2 lightly foxed, with a few splits starting along rear joint and brief loss to upper right corner of front wrapper and base of spine; text is clean and supple; Very Good+. By the end of 1925, Gatsby was dead commercially; while a qualified success with reviewers and with Fitzgerald's fellow writers, it soon became clear that the expectation of high sales would not be fulfilled. After turning down serial rights to both Cosmopolitan and Liberty, Fitzgerald sold the rights to The Famous Story Magazine for $1,000. Published in five parts between April-August, 1926, its appearance here marked the both the first serialized version of the novel and the first with illustrations, provided by A.W. Sperry. Additional contributions by Edna Ferber, Octavus Roy Cohen, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and Sinclair Lewis, et al. Uncommon in this fragile format. Bruccoli A11.1.a, Note Two.

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        The Book of Jonah

      Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926 First edition thus. 10 1/4" x 7 3/4". 13 wood engraved illustrations by David Jones. Original white cloth stamped in gilt. Dust jacket (separated at fold; a few chips and tears). Fine. 15 pages. No other signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in later brown cloth slipcase. Rare.Number 108 of 175 copies.Printed by Robert Gibbings.

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        La Sculpture Chinoise du V Au XIV Siecle, neuf cents specimens en pierre, bronze, laque et bois, provenant principalement du Nord de la Chine, reproduits sur 624 planches, accompagnes d'un text descriptif et d'une introduction sur l'evolution de la sculpture chinoise de V au xiv siecle

      Paris and Brussels: Librarie Nationale D'Art et D'Histoire, 1926. Softcover. VG+, light soiling to the text volume covers. Text volume in orange wraps. Accompanied by four portfolios containing plates as follows: Vol 1: 1-165; Vol. 2: 166-333; Vol. 3: 334-484; Vol. 4: 485-623. In addition to the text volume (Introduction Generale), each of the four plate portfolios contain introductory text segments. A very clean, nice set of a rare title. Please inquire for more details or to have your questions answered.

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        Dictionnaire historique, généalogique et héraldique des anciennes familles du Berry

      Imprimerie A. Tardy 1926 Deux volumes in - 4 (285 x 234 mm), broché, non coupé. Tirage limité (N° 218). (dos légèrement terni, rousseurs sur la couverture du tome 1, surtout sur le second plat). / / Two quarto volumes (285 x 234 mm), softcover, unopened. Limited printing (Nr 218). (spine a bit tarnished, foxing on soft cover of vol. 1, mostly on second cover).

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      London William Heinemann Ltd 1926 - First edition illustrated by Rackham. 4to. Black cloth with lettering and vignette in gilt. Top edge yellow. Original sketch on the half title, showing a charming sprite making a beckoning motion, inscribed to Rackham's brother and sister in law "To Robert + Awdry / from / Edyth / + / Arthur Rackham / Christmas 1926". A very good copy indeed of this lovely work. Twenty beautiful mounted colour plates and various line drawings. The title page is elaborately decorated in black and white and makes a stunning beginning to the play. Every year the Rackhams presented a copy of Arthur Rackham's latest gift book to members of Edyth Rackham's large family. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tempest

      William Heinemann and Doubleday, Page & Co, London and New York 1926 - A handsome copy of the 1926 signed/limited. #439 OF 520 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR ARTHUR RACKHAM at the limitation. Solid and VG in its 1/4 vellum over beige boards. Light offsetting to the panel edges, very light soiling along the panels. The gilt-insignia (a mermaid) and lettering at the front panel and spine are still bright and crisp. Tall quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. The 21 tipped-in Rackham color plates (one more than in the trade edition) are all present and in pristine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LA NOUVELLE REVUE FRANCAISE. Revue mensuelle de littératures et de critique.

      In - 8 p., bross. Di questa celebrata e fondamentale rivista di letteratura - iniziata nel febbraio 1909 con la direzione di Jacques Copeau, André Ruyters e Jean Schlumberger - offriamo una importante raccolta così composta: - dal 1926 al 1936: 11 annate complete - 1937 (manca gennaio, febbraio, marzo, maggio, luglio, dicembre) - 1938 - 1939: 2 annate complete. Fin dai primordi collaborarono alla N.R.F. Gide e Giraudoux; dal 1910 Paul Valéry, Anne de Noailles, Jules Romains, Valéry Larbaud e Jacques Rivière; nel 1914 Marcel Proust pubblica frammenti de "Alla ricerca del tempo perduto". A partire dal giugno 1919 (dopo la sospensione a causa della guerra mondiale), partecipano scrittori come André Bréton, Louis Aragon, e dal 1923 André Maurois, Jean Prévost, Julien Green, Malraux e altri. Cfr. Dizionario Opere Bompiani,V,101. Esempl. con tracce d'uso ma complessivam. in buono stato.

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        L'ingenue libertine. Eaux-fortes de Louis Icart.

      Paris, Editions Excelsior 1926.. 4°. 191 S., 1 Bl. mit 20 handkol. Orginal-Radierungen u. 1. Brief-Faksimile. OKart. mit Japanpapierschutzumschlag in OHln.-Chemise in Orig.-HLn.-Schuber.. Mahe I, 552. - Eines von 400 num. Exemplaren auf Papier Verge a la forme de Rives (GA 546). - Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Raison d'être EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Lausanne: Editions du Verseau, 1926. Fine. Editions du Verseau, Lausanne 1926, 19x27cm, broché. - First edition, one of 33 numbered copies on Holland paper limited edition of 12 after Japan. Autograph signature of the author on a guard. Guards and some witnesses marginally shaded, nice copy with all margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 33 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 12 Japon. Signature autographe de l'auteur sur une garde. Gardes et quelques témoins marginalement ombrés, agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Das Werk von Arno Holz. Monumentalausgabe in zwölf Bänden. Bd. I - XII (komplett).

      Berlin / Otto v. Holten. 1926. 12 Bde. OPp.-Kassetten mit Goldprägung, Buchblock in losen Lagen; Limit. Aufl. [Nr. 189] / Mit 12 Porträts v. Arno Holz jeweils v. Harald Isenstein & Arno Holz signiert.. Kassetten mit Bereibungen, an den Kanten restauriet, Innen: leicht stockfleckig; Buchblöcke in tadellosem Zustand!

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        Aufmarsch des Nationalismus. (Der Aufmarsch des...) Herausgegeben (und mit einem Vorwort) von Ernst Jünger.

      Berlin, Vormarsch - Verlag, (1926).. XX, 69,1 Seiten, 1 Bl. mit Verlagswerbung. Or.-Halbleineneinband. Kl.8vo. (= Der Vormarsch. Kampfschrift des deutschen Nationalsozialismus. Schriftl. Friedrich Hielscher). Seltene Variante! Erste Ausgabe dieser Schrift, vergl. W/GII/1; Blank, Kat. 44 / Nr. 851; Mühleisen C1, Seite 80 (für Ernst Jünger). Diese Variante ist wohl eine "Neuauflage" der Ausgabe in "Vormarsch-Verlag". Buchblock und Vorrede sowie der Einband identisch mit "C1". Hier nur das Titelblatt mit anderem Ort und Verlag. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Guerre de 1914-1918 - Livre d'or de l'Aveyron, publié sous les Auspices du Conseil Général et sous la direction du Comité Aveyronnais de Renseignements aux Familles par Emile Vigarié, Président du Comité - Juge de Paix à Rodez. Complet en 3 tomes composés de 6 volumes.

      Rodez, Imprimerie Georges Subervie, 1922-1926, 6 vol. in-4 (320 x 235) brochés sous couverture grise imprimée en noir de XII-630 pp. (T.I, 1e & 2e parties) ; 642 pp. (T.II, 1e & 2e parties) ; 702 pp. (T.III, 1e & 2e parties). Dos légèrement plissés et insolés, petite déchirure sans manque en bas du Tome III - 1e partie, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. Quelques corrections apportées au stylo rouge à quelques notices. - Rarissime collection complète de cet incroyable et MONUMENTAL travail de référencement des aveyronnais morts ou disparus pendant la guerre 1914-1918. On y trouvera, classé par commune, pour chaque personne citée, une notice biographique (date et lieu de naissance, profession, adresse.), le lieu et la date de décès, faits d'arme, décoration et citations, et une photographie pour nombre d'entre eux, nombreuses photos de sites et cartes de cantons, une page en couleur représentant l'arrondissement en début de chaque volume. L'ouvrage est découpé par arrondissement : T.I - 1 : Arrondissement d'Espalion (Cantons d'Espalion, de Saint-Geniez, de Saint-Chély, d'Estaing, d'Entraygues, de Saint-Amans, de Laguiole, de Sainte-Geneviève, de Mur-de-Barrez) - T.1 - 2 : Arrondissement de Millau (Cantons de Cqmpagnac, de Laissac, de Sévérac, de Vezins, de Millau, de Salles-Curan, de Saint-Beauzély, de Nant, de Peyreleau) - T.II - 1 : Arrondissement de Saint-Affrique (Cantons de Saint-Affrique, de Saint-Rome de Tarn, de Cornus, de Camarès, de Saint-Sernin, de Belmont) - T.II - 2 : Arrondissement de Villefranche (Cantons d'Aubin, de Decazeville, de Montbazens, d'Asprières, de Villeneuve, de Villefranche-de-Rouergue, de Najac) - T.III - 1 : Arrondissement de Rodez (Cantons de Rodez, de Bozouls, de Conques, de Marcillac, de Rignac) - T.III - 2 : Arrondissement de Rodez (Cantons de Pont-de-Salars, de Réquista, de Naucelle, de Sauveterre, de La Salvetat), statistiques et tables générales (avec un index alphabétique de tous les noms).

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        TORRES GARCIA · 1926

      EDICIONS "QUATRE COSES", BARCELONA 1926 - TORRES GARCIA · 1926 · MONOGRAFIES D¿ART · JOSEP F. RÀFOLS · 36 Reproduccions de pintures i dibuixos · Edicions ¿Quatre Coses¿ BARCELONA · 80 PÀGINES · Les cobertes i el llom tenen trencaments, però l'interior està en bon estat. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons. Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. All the Sad Young Men FIRST EDITION F. Scott Fitzgerald 1ST ISSUE 1926 Book

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        Old Decorative Maps and Charts

      Halton and Truscott Smith, London, 1926. Hardcover. An attractive copy of the 1926 limited edition. #92 of only 100 copies issued. Half-vellum over brown cloth boards. Clean, well-preserved and VG+. Bright gilt-lettering along vellum spine. 8 raised bands and 7 compartments along spine as well. Top edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge deckled. Tall quarto, 51 pgs. of text plus 79 full page illustrations (including 19 tipped-in color plates) and a 43 pg. catalogue following the plates. Tasteful, inoffensive former owner stamp (an oven company in Sheffield) on front free endpaper.

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        Thirteen Original Drawings to Illustrate Edgar Allen Poe

      1926. Aubrey Beardsley's Illustrations to Edgar Allen PoeOne of One Hundred and Seven Copies Privately Printed in 1926This Being A Unique Special Large-Paper Copy Printed on Japan VellumBEARDSLEY, AUBREY, Illustrator. POE, Edgar Allen. Illustrations to Edgar Allen Poe. From drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. Indianapolis: Privately Printed For The Aubrey Beardsley Club, 1926.First and only edition. Limited to one hundred and seven [numbered] copies (this copy not numbered), printed for members only. Large folio (23 11/16 x 16 7/8 inches; 602 x 429 mm.). Calligraphic title-page "Thirteen Original Drawings by Aubrey Beardlsey to Illustrate Edgar Allen Poe. Copy of the book on Japan Vellum Inlayed To Size" done in blue, red, purple and gold ink. The original leaves which are all inlaid actually measure approximately 10 x 7 inches.Note by Justin McCarthy 1 page; note by Rudyard Kipling 1 page; Preface 2 pp., Seventeen plates, all with descriptive text opposite.Contemporary full red morocco, covers with triple gilt rules, front cover lettered in gilt "Thirteen Original Drawings / by / Aubrey Beardsley / to illustrate / Edgar Allen Poe". Spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. A spectacular presentation of the Aubrey Beardsley Poe Illustrations - some by Beardsley - the others by at least two of his forgers, most "probably H.S. Nichols and one of his associates." (Lasner)"There exist many forgeries of Beardsley's drawings. Most are fraudulent copies of genuine originals. Some are outright fakes, and still others might best be termed "pastiches," in which elements from existing works are combined to make a "new" image. Just who was responsible for specific deceptions is difficult to assess, the most likely culprits being three of Leonard Smithers's associates — John Black, Alfred Cooper, and H[arry]. S[idney]. Nichols — as well as possibly Smithers himself, and at least one American working in the period 1920-50." (Lasner)The Plates (all inlaid to size) :1. Portrait of Aubrey Beardsley.2. Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe.3. The Black Cat. (Uncollected Work, plate #27)4. The Black Cat [#2].5. The Fall of the House of Usher. (This a a different drawing to that shown in the Uncollected Work, plate #28)6. The Mask of The Red Death. (Uncollected Work, plate #29)7. The Murder in the Rue Morgue.8. The Murder in the Rue Morgue [#2]. (Uncollected Work, plate #26)9. Edgar Allen Poe The Raven with Self Portrait of Aubrey Beardsley Dying.10. The Gold Bug.11. Tamarlane.12. The Orient. 13. Leonora.14. Bust of Pallas.15. Cover Design for Edgar Allen Poe's Tales.16. Helen.17. Drawing for a Tale of Edgar Allen Poe."This collection of Partly Unpublished Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley is notably remarkable for its extensive and varied scope and for its magnificent specimens of the artist's craft. Several examples very proudly and justly can be called masterpieces in this series of illustrations to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, of which heretofore only slight public intimation was given of their existence, and which might artistically take rank with Bearsley's Morte D'Arthur. This collection is very rich in many choice examples of artistic talent and versatility, showing traits so conspicuous that no other artist whose work has been in Black and White can even approach in merit some of the specimens that appear in this collection. Only a few of them have ever been reproduced as here portrayed.Beardsley was, and is, primarily an "artist's artist." The beautiful qualities of his strong and wonderful lines, his perfect arrangement of masses of Black and White, the daring conception, the profuse and immense detail, are of the elements that go to make his work and name immortal; though not that which mean mere popularity; their decorative qualities have never been surpassed, a fact glaringly apparent to the veriest tyro, whose slightest glance at Beardsley's work in this collection is enough; and where one can grasp the reason why Beardsley Drawings had a vogue vastly greater than those of any other artist of his time.The collection's chief charm to the connoisseur lies in the fact that many of the pieces are unique and unknown, while other pieces carry such titles as have already become familiar to those who know his work. Those that were given publication do not in any case surpass some of those published now for the first time. Why these drawings were never published, and whether they were first conceptions of the subjects, or afterthoughts, seeking, as Beardsley always was, to surpass himself, with that feverish activity that consumed the man when he enjoyed the subject in hand, is a mystery; yet it is only necessary to consider the characteristics of Beardsley, who at twenty years of age was at once a musical prodigy, both as composer and performer, an author of considerable prose and poetry of much merit, a master scholar with all the classics at his finger ends, and an uncanny knowledge of the famous modern books, a remarkable clever amateur actor of talent, a draughtsman, and greatest yet, an illustrator and artist of wonderful scope, who though never intended for the many, excited the general public's curiosity by his novel style and audacious inventions; much of it deliberately regardless of conventional prejudices, his contempt of criticism regarding his acts, public or private. His secrecy as to his methods of work and life are well known.This Poe series is of the utmost importance not only as a publication proposition, but as an artistic triumph, which circumstances would not permit to be kept hidden and which are at once to be regarded as a fit tribute to the remarkable genius of this youthful artist, to be published now when the clamor against some of the mischievous effronteries of Beardsley has died down; a state of affairs that prevails today. The editors apologize for the poor reproduction of the few drawings which have been published before." (Preface).We can locate just one other copy in institutions worldwide - at the Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin.Aubrey Beardsley?'s four Edgar Allen Poe illustrations were commissioned by Herbert S. Stone and Company, Chicago, in 1894 as an embellishment for the ten volume collected edition of the author?'s works. The Black Cat (plate #3) is justifiably the most reproduced of these. The Mask of the Red Death (plate #6) and two versions of The Murders in the Rue Morgue (plate #7 & plate $8) are contained in this volume. The Fall of the House of Usher (plate #5 is a different version from that depicted in the 1894 portfolio).The Lasner entry (80c) reads: "Illustrations by Edgar Allen Poe from Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. Indianapolis: Privately printed for The Aubrey Beadsley Club, 1926. By Beardsley: Four drawings reprinted from the earlier portfolios, along with 13 of the forgeries published by H.S. Nichols in 1920, see checklist no. 222. Black cloth, dust jacket. Notes: 107 numbered copies. The issuer's name and place of publication are decidedly fictitious and the limitation number probably meaningless."Mark Samuels Lasner, A Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley, 80c and 222Not in A.E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley, Catalogue of Drawings and Bibliography.Not in Simon Wilson, Beardsley.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - First Edition, First Printing. A fabulous association copy with a bookplate from "Adrian Homer Goldstone" to the inside endpaper, author of Steinbeck's bibliography. A beautiful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth. The binding is tight with bright labels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the misspelling of the word "stoppped" with three p's on page 181. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Torrents of Spring

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

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        Les Diners de Gala [The Dali Cookbook]

      New York: Felicie. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY DALI on the copyright page to Sergio Franchi, the popular Italian-American tenor and actor (1926 - 1990): "Dear Sergio / Dali". Also signed (in a faint marker) by Dali on the preceding page. "Les Diners de Gala, the opulent cookbook that [Dali] conceived and illustrated, sets out a surrealist gastro-aesthetics that is at once visceral and ascetic, Dionysian and Catholic... [It] showcases Dali's ornamentation of menus from such legendary restaurants as Maxim's and La Tour d'Argent and features the recipes of their chefs. Dali stages himself within the sumptuous culinary mise-en-scene... Les Diners de Gala moves between 'sado-masochistic pleasure', 'acute sybaritism', Rabelaisian scatology, religious ecstasy, and anaesthetic asceticism." (Richard Gough, On Cooking). With 136 recipes in 12 categories: exotic dishes; eggs & sea food; first course; meats; snails & frogs; fish & shell fish; game & poultry; pork; vegetables; aphrodisiacs; desserts; hors-d' oeuvre. With notarized letter of provenance from Franchi's daughter explaining the circumstances of the inscription. Translated by Captain J. Peter Moore. New York: Felicie, 1973. Quarto, original illustrated cloth, original illustrated foil dust jacket. Book near-fine with a little wear at corners; dust jacket near-fine with a slight bit of general wear. A beautiful and most interesting book, rare signed.

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        Zeichnender Knabe (Luca zeichnet).

      1926 1926 - Radierung, 1926, signiert. 25,1:29,7 cm. Aus: „Die Schaffenden", VIII. Jahrgang, 2. Mappe, 1932. – Söhn HDO 72724-3; Söhn Werkverz. 364 c. – Eins von 100 Exx. – Kräftiger, toniger Druck mit vollem Rand auf Velin. Tadellos erhalten. Conrad Felixmüller (eigentlich C. Felix Müller) studierte 1912-15 an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. 1919 gründete er mit Otto Dix (1891-1969) die Gruppe der "Dresdner Sezession". Er war ein Maler des Expressionismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit und gilt hauptsächlich als Vertreter eines "expressiven Realismus". Von 1934 bis 1944 lebte er als "entarteter Künstler" in Berlin. Seine Bilder wurden von den Nationalsozialisten aus allen öffentlichen Sammlungen entfernt und viele seiner Werke wurden zerstört. Von 1949-61 war er Professor an der Pädagogischen Fakultät der Universität Halle. Ab 1961 lebte er wieder in Berlin, ab 1967 in Berlin-Zehlendorf (Westberlin).

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        Rien que la Terre.

      Paris, Bernard Grasset 1926 - Voyage. Ce soixante-cinquième "Cahiers verts" à été tiré à 6767 exemplaires. Exceptionnellement, il a été tiré en tirage de LUXE, 55 exemplaires sur papier de CHINE numérotés de 1 à 50, celui-ci porte le N°42. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Bernard Grasset -1926 - 259 pages. Broché sous double couverture, une rempliée imprimée et l'autre verte imprimée. Papier de soie de protection. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(23x17). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Armies of the First French Republic and the Rise of the Marshals of Napoleon (4 Volumes)

      Oxford Univ Pr, London 1926 - Four volume set. First editions in original cloth. Published London: Oxford Univ Press, 1926 - 1935, first printings. 8vo.'s, 6" x 9", illustrated with numerous fold-out maps (all present). Dark blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Volume I: The Armee du Nord; Volume II: The Armees de la Moselle, du Rhim, De Sambre-Et-Meuse, de Rhin-Et-Moselle; Volume III: The Armies in the West 1793 to 1797, and The Armies in the South 1792 to March 1796; Volume IV: The Army of Italy 1796 to 1797, Paris and the Army of the Interior 1792 to 1797, and The Coup D'etat of Fructidor September 1797. A lovely set. Fine. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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