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        Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl. Mit 12 Radierungen von Hans Meid.

      - Berlin, Eigenbrödler Verlag 1926. 62 S. Bibliophiler roter Ganzlederband mit reicher Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt nach eim Entwurf von Ernt Nicolas. 27,0 x 19,5 cm. Eins von 25 (gesamt 550) num. u. sign. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Alle Radierungen vom Künstler signiert. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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        The Making of Americans & What Are Masterpieces

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni 1926 - First American edition, one of 100 copies of the first edition issued for the United States. Signed and inscribed by Stein on the half title to Helen Simpson, a socialite friend of Stein and Alice Toklas. Publisher's decorated cloth lettered in gilt, with brown spine and black and red pattern to boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, lacking dust jacket. About near fine with only a touch of wear to extremities, front hinge starting, and a closed tear to front free endpaper near gutter, otherwise very attractive with a tight, clean interior. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. Written over a period of eight years in the early 20th century, Stein's The Making of Americans traces the genealogy and family history of the fictional Hersland and Dehning families. Although Stein herself compared the work to Joyce's Ulysses, critics and readers were less enthusiastic and criticized the work for its repetitive, tedious nature. Written in an experimental style, the work lacks a cohesive plot or sequence of actions, which contributed to publishers' hesitancy to accept the novel until almost fifteen years after it was written. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. Los Angeles: The Conference Press, 1940. First edition, limited to 50 numbered copies signed by Stein. Publisher's blue cloth, ruled and lettered in metallic red; in the original light blue pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy with a touch of sunning to extremities and a very small hole in cloth to bottom of rear board, small bookseller's sticker to bottom of rear pastedown; dust jacket lightly soiled and with a touch of wear to extremities, including one two-inch closed tear to top edge of rear panel. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. What Are Masterpieces is a collection of three of Stein's lectures, put into print for the first time in this volume. The lectures include "Composition as Explanation," "An American and France," and "What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them?" The collection attempts to synthesize the major pieces of Stein's influence on painting and writing, giving readers a cohesive picture of the impact of her work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The World of William Clissold: A Novel at a New Angle

      London Ernest Benn Ltd. 1926 - vii, 245; 251-601; 607-885pp. Octavo. Three volumes. The de luxe edition, limited to 198 copies. All volumes uniformly bound in quarter vellum with dark green cloth covered boards; gold gilt decoration stamped to the front board and gold gilt decorations and lettering stamped to the spine. Gilt to top edge of text block; other edges untrimmed. Each volume encased in a black paper covered slipcase. All three volumes in very good to near fine condition, with only a minimal amount of shelf wear and toning to the endpapers; some chipping along the edges of the slipcases, with the bottom of beginning to split. The first volume of this set has been signed by the author on the limitation page. Previous owner's (Larry McMurtry's) bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall, a wonderful set. Wells Society # 95. "This novel, the longest of its year, deals with a hero whose attitude of mind is very close to that of the author. It includes an attack on the education of the day, especially that being offered by the older universities, and an important section on the theory of world revolution". This edition de luxe has been beautifully bound and is quite scarce, with a limitation of only 198 copies, 20 of which were reserved for presentation. This set once belong to the American author Larry McMurtry and has also been signed by H. G. Wells. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Album of photographs depicting a trek from Rawalpindi to Razmak by the 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.

      [North-West Frontier Province:] B. D. Arora & Sons,, [1926]. Landscape quarto photograph album (197 x 250 mm). Original brown paper boards, front board with simple blind frame and decorative gilt wreath, ticket of Bartons' [sic] British Albums to the rear pastedown. 24 silver gelatin prints mounted rectos and versos to cloth-hinged stiff brown card leaves, all 158 x 210 mm and signed ("Arora"), numbered (1-24) and captioned, all in the image. Provenance: laid-in photograph of an altar, inscribed on the verso "To Rfn [=Rifleman] Dix, A small token of gratitude for all his labour in the garden, from his sincere friend, E. H. [?] Razmak, 5/11/1927". Most plates faded to sepia but retaining their rich tonal contrasts, plate 1 slightly oxidized along bottom edge, plate 6 faded overall, occasional stronger fading largely restricted to the margins only. An album of attractive professional photographs from the 22-day, 262-mile march from Rawalpindi to Razmak undertaken by the 1st Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps in the winter of 1926, the images commencing with the crossing of the Khushal Gharh Bridge and subsequently depicting the battalion marching in formation past Gumbat, Lachi, and the Bahadarkhel Hills, across the Koram River, arriving at Bannu, crossing the Shinki and Tochi bridges and marching round the Razani Curve, before arriving in Razmak in heavy snow. "After the tribal uprising of 1919-1920, it was decided during the spring of 1922 to locate the main garrison of Waziristan at Razmak. The self-contained cantonment, capable of holding 10,000 men, was established in January 1923. New roads linking the garrisons and camps in the area were constructed to permit speedier troop movements" (National Army Museum, online). "The 1st Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, moved from Ireland to India in 1922 and, after three years stationed at Rawalpindi, was ordered to the Razmak district of North Waziristan on the North-West Frontier bordering Afghanistan. At 8.20 a.m. on 16 November 1926, on a brilliantly fine morning, 14 officers and 618 other ranks, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel F.G. Willan CMG DSO, marched out of their barracks in Rawalpindi en route to Razmak. Two officers and 80 other ranks accompanied the heavy baggage which was despatched by train. It took the Battalion 22 days to complete the 262-mile march, arriving at Razmak in a snowstorm on 8 December. The average distance marched each day was 14 miles with three rest days. The greatest distance marched in a single day was 20 miles on 1 December. On this day the Battalion waded ankle-deep across the Kuram River … Setting an example to his men, the Commanding Officer marched the whole distance on foot stating that he was afraid that he might get stiff if he rode on his horse … The Battalion spent a year at Razmak seeking to prevent the notoriously blood-thirsty Mahsuds and Wazirs from fighting. In November 1927 the Battalion left Razmak and went to Lucknow. Commenting on their tour of duty at Razmak, the Battalion's brigade commander wrote: 'The training and tactical efficiency of the Battalion is of a very high standard, due to the excellent supervision and instruction of an able commanding officer, backed by a keen and capable team of officers. The N.C.O.'s are well trained and know their jobs, with the result that the training of smaller formations is good. The men are fit and keen and move extremely well on the hillside. The efficiency of the Battalion in mountain warfare is excellent'" (Royal Green Jackets Museum, online). These images, with the catalogue numbers 1 to 24, appear to be the first produced by this obscure studio, and are untraced in the India Office Records, which contain a selection of photographs signed Arora depicting military operations in the Wana Valley dated 1926-7 and a similar series dated 1933-6. There is possibly some relation to the R. C. Arora whose In the Land of Kashmir, Ladakh & Gilgit, a guidebook with a foreword by C. E. Tyndale-Briscoe, was published in Agra in 1940.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche.

      - Paris. Kra. 1926. 4 volumes grand in-8, plein maroquin brun imitant une peau de reptile, avec au centre des plats, dans un octogone, en doré, Don Quichotte à cheval sur les 1ers plats et Sancho Panza sur les seconds plats, dos à nerfs légèrement passés, têtes dorées, couvertures et dos conservés. Reliures signées René Kieffer. Illustré de dessins en couleurs de Gus Bofa. 1 des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin. Traduction de Louis Viardot, pécédée d'une préface de Miguel de Unamuno. 537 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        The Adventures of Pinocchio

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1926. Illustrations in colors by Attilio Mussino. Translated From the Italian by Carol Della Chiesa. Quarto (280 x 198 mm). Near-contemporary blue half morocco, spine gilt to compartments, blue cloth sides, blue endpapers, top edge gilt, blue page marker. With the original cloth front cover bound in at front. Illustrated throughout in monochrome and colour. Bookplate of Alan K. Dolliver to pastedown, faded gift inscription to half-title with evidence of attempted removal. Spine slightly darkened. An excellent copy. First Mussino-illustrated edition in English. Attilio Mussino (1878–1954) first published his illustrated Pinocchio in Italy in 1911, the first publication of Collodi's classic with colour illustrations. Mussino's style was a distinct departure from traditional Italian styles of children's book illustration. Nonetheless, the book was widely popular and has remained Mussino's most famous work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co, 1926. First Edition. Full Vellum. Fine/Good. E.H. Shepard. 1st edition, 1st issue, preceding the trade issue by a day. One of 24 deluxe copies (20 numbered, and 4 for presentation, ours one of the 4) printed on and bound in vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. A "binority" having 2 unique attributes. It's a presentation, inscribed by Milne to the book's publisher, and other copies aren't, and it has its original, plain paper, dustjacket (photo without the jacket) and other copies don't. Fine, a 1.618-1 Winnie, the best copy of it on Earth.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        White Buildings

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 1st edition. The title page is a cancel, with Allen Tate's name (who wrote the Foreword) spelled correctly. One of Crane's own copies of his first book (the only one that's ever surfaced, and the only one that's likely to) with his bookplate and his ownership signature (in ink) "Hart Crane, Aug '31" (he drowned in 1932). This copy should not be confused with 1st editions that just have his bookplate for evidence of ownership, as his family (with all the integrity of hyenas) sold bookplates after his death. Fine in a beautiful dustjacket with the spine faded half a shade else fine condition, quality that parts the clouds to let the Sun shine down, and quite a rare jacket in such condition. Since the title page was canceled immediately, Crane logically opted for author's copies with his friend Tate's name spelled properly. Heavy. Singular. Best copy in the world, so far.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. 1926. 1st edition, 1st issue, preceding the trade issue by a day. One of 24 deluxe copies (20 numbered, and 4 for presentation, ours one of the 4) printed on and bound in vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. A "binority" having 2 unique attributes. It's a presentation, inscribed by Milne to the book's publisher, and other copies aren't, and it has its original, plain paper, dustjacket (photo without the jacket) and other copies don't. Fine, a 1.618-1 Winnie, the best copy of it on Earth. Fine / Good.

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        X-Rays and Electrons.

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company,, 1926. An Outline of Recent X-Ray Theory. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt on black ground, front board ruled and stamped in blind. With the dust jacket. Numerous diagrams to the text. A fine copy in the rubbed dust jacket, spine browned, extremities a little nicked. First US edition, first printing, of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book, scarce in such a bright, fresh condition and with the dust jacket, which is rarely seen in commerce. "In his early days at Princeton, Compton devised an elegant method for demonstrating the Earth's rotation, but he was soon to begin his studies in the field of X-rays. He developed a theory of the intensity of X-ray reflection from crystals as a means of studying the arrangement of electrons and atoms, and in 1918 he started a study of X-ray scattering. This led, in 1922, to his discovery of the increase of wavelength of X-rays due to scattering of the incident radiation by free electrons, which implies that the scattered quanta have less energy than the quanta of the original beam. This effect, nowadays known as the Compton effect, which clearly illustrates the particle concept of electromagnetic radiation, was afterwards substantiated by C. T. R. Wilson who, in his cloud chamber, could show the presence of the tracks of the recoil electrons … For this discovery, Compton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1927 (sharing this with C. T. R. Wilson who received the Prize for his discovery of the cloud chamber method)" (Nobel Lectures).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. 1st edition of his first novel (later re-titled Smoky the Cow Horse). The real 1st printing with "1926" on the title page and only 3 lines on the copyright page. Signed and dated (in ink) on the endpaper, "Will James III-'26." Small, neat, original owner's name on pastedown, else fine (brilliant) in a near fine, untouched 1st printing dustjacket ($2.50 price, and with no later printings signified on the spine). The most notable flaw is a 1/2" tear to the top edge of the front panel (tears are to chips as mist is to rain). Complete with the original laid in pictorial bookmark, as issued. Soiled and/or worn copies sell for half our price (repaired ones should be even cheaper), but this is the finest one I've had, and it's much finer than the others that are out there, even the ones described candidly, and most are not. A plotline tracking Black Beauty but set in the American West in the early days of the 20th century, and injected with enough modern realism, to craft a cowboy landmark from the day it was published. It won the 1927 Newbery medal, and is a scarce 1st edition when it's in an unadulterated dustjacket in this condition. Numerous reprints of the jacket have been married to 1st editions of the book, so beware if the cloth is worn, or faded, or soiled, or looks like it hasn't been covered with a dustjacket all its life. And any Smoky jacket that's repaired, should immediately awaken your skepticisms, especially if it's backed, or the repairs touch the spine, as that's where the reprintings are noted, and fine sandpaper can remove them, or pulp can patch them, and the repairs can then obscure the evidence that anything was printed there before it was repaired, leaving you with a book that is like a blacksmith's bellows, it breathes but it does not live. Near fine / near fine.

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      Montagnola, Officina Bodoni, 1926. In-8 gr., legatura edit. in mz. pergamena, pp. XVI,64. Facsimile della prima edizione de "La operina di Ludouico Vicentino, da imparare di scriuere littera Cancellarescha" (Roma MDXXII) e de "Il modo de temperare le Penne Con le uarie Sorti de littere, ordinato per Ludouico Vicentino, In Roma nel anno MDXXIII", con una introduzione di Stanley Morison. Sono i trattati di scrittura del “Vicentino”, il grande maestro calligrafo del Rinascimento, per molti anni scrivano di brevi papali e poi stampatore. Cfr. Cat. Mardersteig,15: "Stampato con e per Frederick Warde (eccellente tipografo americano)". Edizione in tiratura di 300 esemplari su carta a tino Zanders. Molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        North American Indians.

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1926. Being letters and notes on their manners, customs, and conditions, written during their eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America. 1832-1839. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original pictorial red cloth, gilt titles to spine and front cover, pictorial decoration in gilt and black to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jackets. With 320 colour illustrations on 180 plates, including 3 maps, one coloured and folding. Extremities a little rubbed, small mark to rear cover of vol. I. An excellent, bright set in the slightly soiled dust jackets, spines toned and chipped, text partly affected, extremities chipped. A handsomely produced edition, scarce in the dust jackets. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts as well as more than four hundred paintings, including portraits and scenes of tribal life. The resultant book, first published with uncoloured plates in 1841, is "one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject" (Sabin). "The history and the customs of such a people," Catlin wrote, "preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from becoming their historian" (Hassrick).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

      Oxford: University Press, 1926 This is an exceptional copy with a large Quatro, in-4°, xi pp + 158 pp + 83 black/white photo plates each protected with a serpente leaf. The binding is a magnificent and elaborately bound copy. Bound by the Clarendon Press in Oxford ( signed on the inside of the front cover). Full red crushed morocco, on the front cover a panel stamp with the large coat of arms of the Goldsmiths Company with their motto Justitia, Virtutum, Regina (Justice endowed with the Queen), all gold tooled the back cover has a similar decoration but with a crowned lion's head instead of the arms, top edge gilt, raised gilt spine gilt title and year. Doublure with gold tooled leather border, binding signed at the lower end of the doublure '' bound at Clarendon Press Oxford ''. A remarkable copy with very light fox (all copies have this, apparently it's iron in the papermaking process)

      [Bookseller: Calix Books]
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      G. B. PARAVIA E C, 1926. ITALIANO 0,39 Grammatica riveduta ed ampliata da Massimo Lenchantin De Gubernatis. Copertina scurita da fattore temporale, con piccole becche e dorso con strappi alle estremità. Tagli irregolari, pagine chiare nella lettura. Presenti alcune, poche macchie di umettatura su alcune pagine ed al frontespizio. USATO

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        White Buildings

      Boni and Liveright, New York 1926 - 1st edition of his first book (500 printed). Contemporary signed presentation copy inscribed by Crane (in ink), "For John Wolcott in memoriam the Cleveland days 'where cuckoos clucked to finches' Hart Crane." The quote is from Crane's poem, For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen, page 37 of this book (I found no other copy of White Buildings inscribed with a quotation). Very good in a 1st printing dustjacket, the spine faded and one fold strengthened, else very good. Rare, one of only 2 inscribed copies sold at auction in the last 40 years, the other in a defective jacket. Cancelled title page with Allan Tate's name correctly spelled, but only review copies had the uncorrected state so our copy is not a 2nd issue since it exactly replicates the book as it was for sale on the day it was published, and Crane's own copy was also in this state. The line "Where cuckoos clucked to finches" appears in the penultimate stanza of the aecond part (of 3) in Crane's poem For The Marriage of Faustus and Helen, considered by critics one of his greatest poems, which appears on pages 37-44 of this volume of poetry. "O, I have known metallic paradises Where cuckoos clucked to finches Above the deft catastrophes of drums. While titters hailed the groans of death Beneath gyrating awnings I have seen The incunabula of the divine grotesque. This music has a reassuring way." The line apparently suggests the animated conversations taking place at a frenzied jazz club. Crane grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the north tower of his family's large home (his father invented Lifesavers, and other candies) at 1709 East 115th Street, his "sanctum de la tour." Wolcott was almost certainly one of the childhood friends that Crane left behind when, at the age of 17, he abandoned Cleveland for New York. The first book (of only 2 before his suicide at the age of 32) and a significant copy of one of the preeminent and influential modernist poets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        More "Very Young" Songs.

      London: Metheun & Co., & Ascherber, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd, , 1926. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E. H. Shepard. Quarto. Original pale blue boards, backed in green cloth, printed paper label to front cover. With the pink pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. Board edges a little tanned. An excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to foot of spine, and a little fading to spine panel and edges. First edition, first impression. Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for ten more verses from the book, including "In the Dark", "Binker", and "Waiting at the Window".

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        Winnie the Pooh

      Methuen & Co, London 1926 - 1st edition, 1st issue, preceding the trade issue by a day. One of 24 deluxe copies (20 numbered, and 4 for presentation, ours one of the 4) printed on and bound in vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. A "binority" having 2 unique attributes. It's a presentation, inscribed by Milne to the book's publisher, and other copies aren't, and it has its original, plain paper, dustjacket (photo without the jacket) and other copies don't. Fine, a 1.618-1 Winnie, the best copy of it on Earth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Photograph Album - 1920s China with images of Hong Kong and Yokohama.

      [1926]. A very interesting album with 63 snapshots measuring 8 x 10cm carefully arranged 4 to a page, 17 unused pages at the rear. Most photographs have been captioned in ink. Three snapshots have been removed. It appears the first leaf or leaves of the album has been removed as the first photograph in the album is numbered 5. Some photographs are quite faded, on others some silvering is showing but in most cases the images are still quite dark and strong. Album measures 25 x 30cm. Upper card cover of album missing. This interesting mostly showing images of mainland China album offers a great deal of human and political interest. It appears that the photographs were taken by an engaged visitor concerned about workers conditions and the political situation in the country at the time. The album begins with five photographs relating to the KMT including one taken at their Military School for Non-Commissioned Officers captioned: "The soldiers carry on their arms a band inscribed - We do not rob or loot the people"". Other photographs include images of Peking, Hankow, Yangtze river, two photos of the infamous "No Dogs or Chinese" notice in Shanghai, Canton images include two taken at the Whampoa Military Academy showing a parade for Colonel Malone one of which is captioned "Chiang Kai Shek on the platform" and 10 photos taken at Hong Kong. The final three photographs the view from a ship in Yokohama as she leaves the wharf and the streamers break.The particular attraction of this album is that unlike most albums compiled by Western visitors of the day this shows the situation in China at the time rather than sites of interest to the visitor. The many interesting captions add a great deal to the interest of the album. The album starts with an image of a KMT military school based in Kalgan 张家口 [Zhangjiakou], a prefecture-level city in northwestern Hebei province. The images include the living conditions of workers for example the photograph of an engine driver on the Hu-Ning (Shanghai-Nanking) railway captioned with comments about his wages ($2.50) and comparing them to that of a fireman ($1) and a cleaner (30 cents). Another important image is the photograph that provided the date for the album. It shows a Peking street scene captioned "Chang Tso-lins broken words. Chang promised his troops would not enter Peking - within 24 hours they were streaming in - here is the transport. All shops are shut for fear of looting". The powerful Manchurian warlord Chang Tso-lin (Wade Giles), Zhang Zuolin (Pinyin), 张作霖, took control of Peking in April 1926.From the collection of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong artist, historian and collector. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159482).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Torrents of Spring

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

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        Elmer Gantry

      New York: 1926. Long galley proofs of the 1st edition (6 1/2" X 24"), printed on thin proofing paper (rectos only) dated "Dec. 27" [1926]. The first setting in type (book was 1927) of an immortal scrap of Western literature, the transit stage linking manuscript to 1st edition. Manufactured in a handful of copies to correct misprints and mis-settings before page proofs. Split across leaves 1 (see photo) and 123 rejoined with tape, some edge tears taped, last 3 leaves missing, but the missing text is supplied with 1st edition pages, connected to vaguely correspond, else good condition. Spartan cloth case. Despite being worn and imperfect, it's such a rarity that there is some chance it will turn out to be the finest (only?) known set, and with more than 100,000 1st editions printed (20,000 in the 1st binding), it's the only form of Elmer Gantry that will ever be rare. Upon publication the book was greeted with outrage by the exposed peddlers of empty promises, who called Lewis, an instrument of the Devil. But those who joined the whining failed to notice that Elmer Gantry rightly captured the temperament and distillate of a specific type of Midwestern revivalism callously engaged in bleeding those who didn't know the difference between being born again, and being born yesterday. It remains a tartly satiric, and dependence jangling, reminder that the cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. But God, by all testimonies, is not in danger (has no viable enemies) and, at worst, is only disappointed in those who wimp out and refuse to meet their human responsibility, that is, to live their lives testing the limits of their highest possibilities, and then to die with composure, like a hero going home. Lewis declined a 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith, 1925, because the prize was not awarded for literary merit but, "for the American novel published during the year which shall best present the wholesome atmosphere of American life, and the highest standard of American manners and manhood," both major targets of Lewis' satire (the romantic equivalent of sex in a Waffle House parking lot) and the reason why so many sleepy books have won it. In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, calming a national impatience that had become like an ingrown toenail. He accepted it, and the fat check that came with it, breaching the Swedish citadel for his fellow Americans, Eugene O'Neill, Pearl Buck, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow (an American born in Canada), and a handful of more recent honorees, whose lasting worthiness will ultimately be decided in the reflections of history. good.

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        The Texas Streak.

      1926.(). Movie poster. 2 of 3 parts. Color lithograph mounted on linen. 52 x 39 inches. Cowboy movie. Also with Jack Curtis.

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        The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, the Roly Poly Pudding.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd,, [1926]. Small octavo (135 x 104 mm). Modern red crushed morocco bound for Henry Sotheran, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped depiction of a mouse within a gilt circle to front cover, original endpapers bound-in. Frontispiece and 17 colour plates. Henry Sotheran ticket facing half-title. Some very minor soiling to text. An excellent copy. Inscribed by the author on the half title in the last year of her life: "Beatrix Potter, Feb 6. 43". A finely bound copy of Potter's classic, first published in 1908 under the title of The Roly Poly Pudding and republished in 1926 under the present title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Primitives Poems And Woodcuts; Published from the original blocks at The Spiral Press

      Spiral Press, New York 1926 - Unpaginated. 26.5 x 16.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 188 of 350 made by Joseph Blumenthal and A. George Hoffman. Signed presentation copy inscribed to Monroe Wheeler dated New York/ March 16, 1951, signed in ink on front cover blank by Weber. Laid-in Monroe Wheeler's memorandum slip, initialed by him discussing Weber's technique in working woodcuts for this book. Also laid-in MOMA Exhibition of this work dated New York. 1926. Eleven woodcuts printed in brown. Bright, fresh copy,uncut. THE ARTISTS AND THE BOOK 321. "This little-known Book is one of the very few American livres de peintres published as early as 1920." Weber helped to introduce Cubism to America, and is now considered one of the most significant early American Cubists. Orig. brown decorated boards. Near fine in very good dust wrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        In Unknown Arabia

      London, Macmillan, 1926. Large octavo, xx, 448 pages with 2 maps and 2 illustrations (listed as plates 61 and 62) plus 64 plates, a frontispiece portrait and a large folding colour map. Gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt; covers slightly flecked and marked, and a little rubbed at the extremities; an excellent copy. 'It was primarily in the interests of zoology [mainly ornithology] that Major Cheesman planned his recent expedition to an unexplored tract of Eastern Arabia ... but his activities were by no means confined to that sphere alone.... he has been able to make valuable contributions to our store of knowledge' in both geographical and archaeological matters. The narrative itself is 'a vivid, unvarnished record of desert travel, pursued often under the most trying circumstances' (Major-General Sir Percy Cox, in his foreword).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        White Buildings

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. 1st edition. The title page is a cancel, with Allen Tate's name (who wrote the Foreword) spelled correctly. One of Crane's own copies of his first book (the only one that's ever surfaced, and the only one that's likely to) with his bookplate and his ownership signature (in ink) "Hart Crane, Aug '31" (he drowned in 1932). This copy should not be confused with 1st editions that just have his bookplate for evidence of ownership, as his family (with all the integrity of hyenas) sold bookplates after his death. Fine in a beautiful dustjacket with the spine faded half a shade else fine condition, quality that parts the clouds to let the Sun shine down, and quite a rare jacket in such condition. Since the title page was canceled immediately, Crane logically opted for author's copies with his friend Tate's name spelled properly. Heavy. Singular. Best copy in the world, so far. Fine / near fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Procreant Hymn.

      (Waltham St. Lawrence): Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. 6 x 9 3/8. 20 pages plus 5 copper engravings by Eric Gill. Contemporary green morocco, blind-ruled border with berry clusters at the four corners and a large blindstamped "J" on upper cover. Spine partially faded to brown, lower board edges rubbed, leather turn-ins have browned the pastedown edges; contents fine. WITH 4 ALTERNATIVE, UNUSED, SIGNED ENGRAVINGS for the book--all erotic. A printed note accompanies these engravings: "Subscribers may be interested to know that THREE ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS have been engraved for this book and may be obtained separately from the artist: Mr. ERIC GILL They are limited to 25 sets, signed by the artist." All 4 engravings are erotic versions of the more sedate engravings in the book. Each is numbered 4/25. Physick 364, 365, 366, 367. Remnants of original dust wrapper are present. The book is copy no. 71 of 200 copies, printed on handmade paper. It is the first book illustrated by Gill for the Golden Cockerel Press.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Briefwechsel mit Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

      Wien Zsolnay 1926 - 1.-10. Tsd. In-8; 402 pp, 1 Bl.; OLn. mit Kopffarbschnitt (etwas berieben und geringfügig fleckig, Exlibris mit getilgtem Namen). - Titel mit eigh. Notenzeile "Und du sollst mein Gebieter sein . " (aus "Arabella") und Unterschrift, 8. 6. 1934. Erste Ausgabe. Hrsg. von Franz Strauß, dem Sohn des Komponisten; umfasst die Korrespondenz der Jahre 1907-1918. Die Oper "Arabella", letzte Frucht der langjährigen Zusammenarbeit zwischen Strauss und Hofmannsthal, wurde 1933 in Dresden uraufgeführt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        White Buildings: Poems By Hart Crane

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, Second Issue with Allen Tate correctly spelled on the tipped-in title page. Very Good+, lacking the dust jacket. Small stain to top edge of pages, slightly affecting margins. Light toning to boards, light edge wear, small scratch to rear board. Spine cloth is darkened, with stamping faded. A lovely copy, one of 500 printed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        An Excerpt from A Sentimental Journey by Lawrence Sterne

      Una delle 25 copie stampate a mano nella mitica Officina Bodoni di Montagnola. Molto intenso il Colophon, firmato Hans Mardersteig: "A journey, it would seem, is at the mercy of political factions; not so sentiment, which is the motive of all good journeys. In a sentiment of admiring affection for the heroic island where I hoped to journey - when railway wheels should move again - this greetings was printed with Giambattista Bodoni's twelve point type "CUNEO", here used for the first time since his death". Il volumetto riproduce il capitolo "In the Désobligeant". In ottavo

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano]
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        Smoky: The Cowhorse

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 - xi, 310pp. Octavo. Bound in bright green cloth with black lettering stamped to the front board and spine and a red illustration of a horse's head stamped to the front board. Black and white illustrations throughout the text. Inscribed with an illustration by Will James on the ffep. Deckling to the foredge of the text block. Corners lightly bumped; some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine. Illustrated dust jacket has not been price clipped; some edgewear and chipping, especially to the jacket's spine, with a small piece of the head of the spine missing. Some toning to the jacket's spine and top edge. Overall, a very good copy with a wonderful inscription and drawing by James Inscribed by Will James to Ross Welch in 1927 with a small drawing of a cowboy beneath. Will James (June 6, 1892 - September 3, 1942) was an artist and writer of the American West. This copy is the December reprint of the first edition that was published earlier in 1926. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Titel und Initialen für die Bremer Presse

      Bremer Presse: (Munich), 1926. Simons, Anna. Folio. (16)ff. Designer William Addison Dwiggins' copy, with the notation inside the portfolio case: "Presented by the publishers to WAD, and given by him to Edward A. Karr." A collection of titles and initials designed by Anna Simons for the Bremer Presse. Along with Graily Hewitt, Eric Gill, and Percy Smith, Simons was one of Edward Johnston's star pupils at the Royal College of Art in London. It was after studying with Johnston, and translating his Writing and Lettering, & Illuminating into German, that Simons went home to Germany in 1918 to work at the Bremer Presse. During her time there, she would design many titles and initial sets for the Presse, and in 1926, this portfolio was issued to showcase her work. Each sheet in the portfolio is headed by one of Simons' Bremer Presse title designs, including her titles for the Divine Comedy, Fichte's Reden an Die Seutsche Nation, Chansons d'Amour, Albii Tabulli Elegiae, and others. The titles are followed by the initials she cut for the work. Housed in a paper-covered portfolio backed in linen, with a paper label to the cover and three cloth tie straps. Portfolio sunned, with corners bumped, small tears to top and bottom of spine, and top and bottom ties partially torn away. Sheets with scattered foxing particularly at edges, else about fine. (Die Bremer Presse 51).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Close Chaplet

      New York: Adelphi Company, 1926. Very Good. First American edition, from tyhe Hoarth Press sheets. Gray papercovered boards with applied paper label. Slight erosion at the spine ends, small burn mark and stain on front board, about very godd copy of a very delicately constructed volume, the author's very fragile first book, issued without dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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