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        Rues et Visages de Paris

      Paris: Éditions de la Roseraie,, 1926. Folio. Loose as issued in publisher's portfolio japon-backed green glazed paper boards, paper title label to the upper board, retains the ties. Original water-colour for the plate "Restaurant de Nuit", the suite of 20 etched plates in two states, with and without colours, etched roundel vignette to the title page, illustrations to the text. Portfolio a little rubbed, label to upper board bubbled, one flap of the portfolio replaced, light toning, but overall very good indeed. Edition of 132 copies, this one of 20 on japon. Beautifully printed edition of Laborde's brilliantly evocative images of Paris in the Twenties; high life on "Les Grands Boulevards", the "Champs-Élysées", "Avenue du Bois", in "Passy" and at the "Restaurant de Nuit" - of which the immersive original is present here - the everyday in "Ménilmontant", on "La Rue Lepic", and the platform of the "Metro direction Étoille"; and low life at the famous maison de passe "Aux Belles Poules" on the rue Blondel. Laborde's scenes are busy, full of life, often surreally crowded with strangely semi-transparent figures; a Modernist urbanism a little reminiscent of Georg Grosz's, but without the fear, or the spite. Laborde made similar studies of Berlin, London and New York. Laborde was largely a commercial artist-illustrator, working for virtually all of the proliferation of illustrated magazines in France of his time, illustrating over fifty books between 1919 and his death in 1941, as well as producing advertising work and designing for the theatre. The text was provided by Valery Larbaud, "an erudite cosmopolitan" (Britannica), and talented writer and critic, who "became a literary intermediary between France and Europe, especially England and Spanish-speaking countries", he helped to translate and popularise Coleridge, Whitman, Samuel Butler, and Joyce, supervising Auguste Morel's translation of Ulysses. Bookplate of the Paris-based Basque artist Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta to the front pastedown.

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        White Buildings: Poems By Hart Crane

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. 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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        Autograph Letter, signed, to Herbert Brenon

      Bournemouth, 1926. Six pages, on rectos and versos of three quarto sheets of club stationary. Old folds from mailing, a few old, light spots to third leaf (in no fashion affecting text), but otherwise very good. Enclosed in folding cloth case, with typed transcript. From the James S. Copley collection. Six pages, on rectos and versos of three quarto sheets of club stationary. A splendid letter, perhaps the best imaginable in its context, from Wren to the director and co-writer of the 1926 film adaptation of his 1924 novel about British soldiers serving in the French Foreign Legion, starring Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Noah Beery and Norman Trevor. Writing three months after the film premiered in New York, Wren apologizes for his silence: " have probably decided that I am a myth or a fool or a fish or a most unappreciative & ungrateful hound.  In point of fact, I have been a corpse, more or less, & it was not until this week that I have been able to see 'Beau Geste,' - & I had determined not to trouble you with a letter until I had seen it.  Well -  it is the finest film I have ever seen in my life, & you are the greatest, most artistic, cleverest & most indomitable producer the world has yet seen.  This sounds crude & fulsome flattery. It is nevertheless my honest opinion, & from some points of view, there is nobody who is better qualified to hold an opinion on the subject ... It was an astounding thing to me, incredible & awe-inspiring, to see those people looking & behaving & speaking almost exactly as they did in life - & in almost identical surroundings." He continues on, at considerable length, praising the film, the cast, and particularly the noting that "No small part of the glory and greatness of this film is the noble way in which American owners, American knowledge, American advantages, American money - have cooperated in making a British story, with British heroes, with British glorification, and a complete submergence of American pride or self-praise & credit." Wren's praise for the film continues further, responding to the news that Brenon is considering an adaptation of the sequel, asking if Ronald Colman will be in the cast, and updating Brenon on his progress on the third volume of the trilogy. Toward bringing a conclusion to his letter, Wren observes: "I must not occupy your time further - but would like to add that I am as appreciative & grateful as it is possible to be, & that I realize that it was a very great day in my life when you read 'Beau Geste' & decided to film it ...."  Ca. 750 words. Signed "P.C. Wren," and accompanied by a 9.5 x 7 cm cabinet portrait photograph of Wren in uniform, signed by him on the image, and inscribed on the verso: "A snap-shot of Herbert Brenon's most grateful admirer among all the millions who admire him. P.C. Wren." It would be difficult to imagine a more desirable letter relating to the transfer of Wren's novel to the screen, an undertaking for which Brenon won the Photoplay Awards 1926 Medal of Honor.

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        The British Gazette, Published by HMSO. London, Wednesday May 5 - Thursday May 13 1926. (Not published on the Sunday.)

      HMSO. 1926. - 8 broadsheet newspapers (18 1/2 x 23 1/2 ins, 470 x 600mm) each 4 pages, first 2 numbers printed front and back pages only. Folded, as you would expect, overall condition excellent. The complete 8 issues edited by Winston Churchill. The newspaper resumed as the Morning Post on Friday May 14th." Churchill viewed the General Stike as a quasi-revolutionary measure. He leapt at the opportunity of editing the British Gazette, an emergency official newspaper which he filled with bombastic and frequently inflamatory propaganda." EB.

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        Les vertus I, II, III

      Edition partly original, one of 15 numbered copies on Holland paper, head drawing. Precious autograph signed and dated Adrienne Monnier: "At Léon-Paul Fargue, with my great admiration ..." A small marginal tear in the middle of the first flat, lightly shaded guards. Société générale d'Imprimerie et d'édition Paris 1926 23x29,5cm broché

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        An 1862 Trip to the West

      Pawtucket Boys Club Press, Pawtucket, RI 1926 - Scarce narrative of a harrowing overland journey from Minneapolis to the Red River Valley and Fort Gary, with remembrances and transcriptions of letters written home during the experience. The author was an prominent resident of Pawtucket, RI. Notable for the author's observations on the Sioux uprising from within Fort Abercrombie. With small line illustrations, map of the fort, and facsimile of a letter. Original leather with bright gilt text shows some wear along edges, interior is clean and free of markings. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Howes G-221. Last auction record 1969. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 158 pp First Edition, First Printing; First Printing [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      New York: The Macaulay Company, 1926. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black vertical-ribbed cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 309pp. Frontispiece and jacket art by George W. Gage. Hint of offsetting to endpapers, some pinpoint rubbing to spine titling, with light dustiness to top edge; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with some light, scattered foxing, minor wear to spine ends, with a small bruise at upper third of spine panel; still quite bright, with no loss - Very Good+ or better. The author's first novel, and the first of three mystery novels he would go on to write between 1926-1935. Roberts, a native Jamaican, was an author of mixed-racial heritage, whose 'Haunting Hand' is generally credited as being the first mystery novel written by an African American. More of a weird menace novel with elements of the traditional mystery novel, 'The Haunting Hand' is set in Astoria, NY involving players within the silent film industry. A rarity in dustjacket, particularly such a striking example. OCLC notes fewer than 20 holdings in US institutions. Hubin p.348; Goslinga 2635 (Caribbean Literature: A Bibliography).

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      E. Archer, London 1926 - Very Scarce Presentation Copy by O'Flaherty to J. R. Well, dated 1927. First Edition. 4to. One of 100 Privately Printed Copies. 8vo - Pink and beige marbled wrappers very slightly darkened at top edges. One small chip neatly restored. A lovely example of O'Flaherty's engrossing short story. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Torrents of Spring. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - First edition, 1250 copies printed. [iv], 143 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hanneman A4a Publisher's cloth titled in orange. Slight discoloration and rubbing to front board, small dampstain at fore edge of flyleaf and pastedown, in bright dust-jacket (professionally conserved on verso, small, faint trace of stain on inside of front panel, tiny flaw in blank space in back panel) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gutenberg-Jahrbuch. 1. Jahrgang 1926 bis Jg. 2014

      Mainz, Verlag der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, 1926--2014.. Meist Originaleinbände in Leinen, Halbleinen, Halbpergament etc. Gebrauchsspuren, Exlibris.. Vollständige Reihe aus dem Besitz von E. van der Vekene mit seinem Exlibris in verschiedenen Varianten und teilweise kleinem Sammlerstempel am hinteren Einbanddeckel. Der Luxemburger Emile van der Vekene, (*7. Juni 1933) war von 1969 bis 1996 "Conservateur de la Reserve precieuse" in der Luxemburger Nationalbibliothek . Er ist der Verfasser von mehr als 30 Büchern und ungezählten Aufsätzen und Rezensionen aus den Themenbereichen Buchdruck, Bibliographie und Einbandkunst, u.a. Bibliographie der Inquisition (1963), Die Luxemburger Drucker und ihre Drucke (1968), Kaspar Hochfeder, ein europäischer Drucker des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts (1974), Les cartes geographiques du Duche de Luxembourg (1975). Les plans de la ville et forteresse de Luxembourg, edites de 1581 a 1867. (1976), Bibliotheca bibliographica historiae Sanctae Inquisitionis. Bibliographisches Verzeichnis des gedruckten Schrifttums zur Geschichte und Literatur der Inquisition (1982- 1992), .Johann Sleidan (Johann Philippson) (Bibliographie, 1996), Dictionnaire illustre des relieurs ayant exerce au Grand-Duche de Luxembourg depuis le XVIIe siecle jusqu'a nos jours (2002). 1973 wurde er zum Senator der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft ernannt. Einige Jahrgänge in privatem Ganzleder gebunden.

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        In Our Time

      Jonathan Cape, London 1926 - First British edition, second issue, blue cloth, white lettering. Spine ends/corners softened, board edges rubbed. Text block edge slightly foxed. Tight, square, and unmarked. The original jacket has price of 6s net present and is chipped at spine head, toned, rubbed, and has tiny closed tear to front panel. This volume is housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Land

      London: William Heinemann,, 1926. With woodcuts by George Plank. Large octavo. Original japon-backed cream paper boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Woodcut frontispiece and four chapter headers. Faint browning to the endpapers and boards as usual, a couple of light vertical creases to front free endpaper and initial two leaves. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 87 of 125 numbered copies printed on japon and signed by Vita Sackville-West and George Plank. This edition was published 30 September 1926, the same day as the regular trade issue, although this limited edition had to be reimposed due to larger size.

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        The Vegetable

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - First Edition, First Printing dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some minor wear and discoloration to the panels. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the scarce First Issue dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "He won't kiss strangers. I've trained him not to"

      Probably published in The New Yorker magazine, 1926. The original pen and wash drawing, signed, of a cartoon, captioned in pencil, showing two ladies seated on a park bench with a small dog between them, to which the caption refers. Image size 8 x 9 1/4 inches, matted and framed to 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. 1 vols. Fine condition. With the label on the back of the frame of M. Knoedler & Co., pre-eminent New York art gallery. The original pen and wash drawing, signed, of a cartoon, captioned in pencil, showing two ladies seated on a park bench with a small dog between them, to which the caption refers. Image size 8 x 9 1/4 inches, matted and framed to 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. 1 vols. Original Helen Hokinson Cartoon. Helen Elna Hokinson (1893-1949), was the foremost woman cartoonist of her generation--perhaps of any generation. She sold her first drawing in 1925 to the five-month-old New Yorker Magazine, and remained a highly popular contributor until her untimely death in a plane crash in 1949. "Her work", the editors noted, "was the product of loving observation and a boundless delight in all absurdity, none more than that she found in herself...". Dogs, and their owners, were a favorite subject, and this is an early example.

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        EDITORIALS. Edited by Charles W. Hutson.

      Boston 1926, - Houghton. Half cloth over boards, paper labelon spine, 356p., very clean. RARE FIRST LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The British Gazette

      His Majesty's Stationary Office, May 5 - May 13, 1926., 39. 8 issues. A complete set of the British Gazette. All in very good, folded condition, with some light toning. Overall an exceptionally good set, housedin in a vintage folding cloth box with gilt titles to spine (rubbed and marked to spine panel). During the the General Strike of 1926, Churchill edited the paper, which was initiated to combat the closing-down of the newspaper offices. It was published from the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street, where it was also printed by a volunteer staff. The British Gazette ran for eight issues between 5 May and 13 May excluding Sunday 9 May. Its circulation figures are of interest, since they will probably never be equalled for relative increase. The figures are: 232,000; 507,000; 655,000; 836,000; 1,801,400; and 2,209,000. The sales for the last issue are not known, but they were well in excess of the 2,000,000 mark. It used to be thought that only one article could be ascribed to Churchill. It is now assumed that most of the paper was written by him. In the final issue, the article The Birth and Life of the British Gazette closes with the most Churchillian turn of phrase : 'It becomes a memory; but it remains a monument'.

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        China in Sign and Symbol

      Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1926, Decorative Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Crane, KentSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, Copyright 1926; so stated. Printed at the Press of Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Shanghai, China. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Bound in cream buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped titling and crisp gilt- and orange-stamped decoration to the front board, with gilt lettering also to the spine. Light rubbing and minor soiling to the binding. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. Very gentle bumping to the spine tail, and with sharp corners. The text block is firmly bound in. Lovely decorative pastedowns/FEPs, with no blemishes. xx and 227 numbered pages. Color frontispiece, A Typical Peking Shop Front." With all 102 "signs" called for, all in full color and aggregated on 34 pages. Plus 10 full-page B&W documentary photographs, a pen drawing of A Shanghai Medicine Shop (light fingering mark in the margin, outside the drawing), a B&W reproduction of The Western Heaven, a yellow, red and black pull-out illustration of The Geomancer's Compass (in pristine condition), and a magnificent, three-page, full-color pullout, The Catafalque Division of a Typical Peking Funeral Procession (in pristine condition). The colors are vibrant and the plates are immensely clean, unless otherwise noted. Also with a decorative red-orange initial at the beginning of each chapter. Many pages with deckled fore-edge and bottom-edge to a handsome effect. The half title page and the title page with a 10-inch diagonal crease. A few tiny blotches in the right margin of pages 81-82 and 212-216, trivial. Else a very clean copy. Very gently read. Lacking the dust jacket. Rated a Very Good copy and with Near Fine color plates. This is a lovely, bright example of a scarce work. You are unlikely ever to encounter a finer copy. A compendium of trade signs of China's merchants and professionals.

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        International Exhibition of Modern Art: Arranged by the Societe Anonyme for the Brooklyn Museum

      Societe Anonyme--Museum of Modern Art, New York 1926 - A WONDERFUL ASSOCIATION COPY: INSCRIBED BY "THE SOCIETE ANONYME" TO HUGO SCHEIBER, IMPORTANT HUNGARIAN MODERNIST PAINTER FEATURED IN THE CATALOGUE (pg. 53). A solid copy to boot of this seminal --and very uncommon-- catalogue of the November-December 1926 exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum. One of the great early documents of the Modern art movement, the 1926 Brooklyn show featured many of the leading lights of this nascent movement. From Man Ray to Picabia, Suzanne Duchamp to Franz Marc, Kurt Schwitters to Moholy-Nagy, the show had an inclusive, International feel to it and the catalogue, reflecting this, is indexed by nationality. Brilliantly designed --and illustrated-- by Katherine Dreier and the remarkable Russian artist Constantin Aladjalov (both of whom are featured in the show as well). This copy shows a bit of inevitable wear and very light soiling at the preliminaries. Half of pg. 51-52 (the "Holland" section, following Mondrian) has been neatly excised, clearly representing this copy's biggest flaw. Bu the binding is very strong, the text clean and bright, the Aladjalov-illustrated boards solid and very attractive. In spite of the half-page missing, the copy --in this bookseller's eyes-- still comfortably merits a VG. Quarto, 117 pgs. plus strikingly beautiful gallery ads (Rome, Berlin, New York, Bauhaus, etc.) at the rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EDITORIALS. Edited by Charles W. Hutson.

      Boston 1926, - Houghton. FIRST EDITION.Half cloth over boards,very good, paper label on spine, uncut, original slipcasewith split ends. A LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Payment Deferred

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1926., 1926. Mystery novel. First Edition. 8vo.; pp.304 + 8 (adverts). Original red cloth, lettered to spine and upper cover in gilt. Occasional light spotting, joints a little rubbed, minor sunning to back-strip. An attractive example. A Hubin- listed crime title, and a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone of detective fiction.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Peking, 28. XII. 1926.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An Direktor Milch in Berlin, wohl ein Beauftragter der deutschen Regierung, die sich im Geheimen an der Finanzierung der großen, international und interdisziplinär angelegten Chinesisch-Schwedischen Expedition (1927-1935) beteiligte. Hedin war Ende Oktober 1926 in Peking eingetroffen, um die Expedition vorzubereiten, für die er den landeskundigen schwedischen Kaufmann Frans August Larson (den "Herzog der Mongolei", 1870-1957) gewinnen wollte. "[...] Vorgestern hatte ich ein Telegram von Larson und gestern kam er selbst [...] Er sieht überhaupt keine Schwierigkeiten - sobald wir nur die formelle Erlaubnis der Chinesen erhalten haben. Wir haben alles besprochen. Larson, der selbst seinen Wert kennt, sagte mir, dass er 800 mex. Dollars pro Monat haben muss, weil die Erziehung seiner Kinder in Pasadena 300 Golddollars kostet. Auf die Einkäufe etc. wird er aber nicht ein Cent Provision nehmen sondern die Preise so weit wie nur möglich herabdrücken. Er kennt ja persönlich alle Leute in Nord-China und der Mongolei und alle Preise. Er wird sogar Kamele von Räubern kaufen, weil die Räuber von den Mongolen nur die besten Kamele stehlen [...]." - Es folgt eine 28 Positionen umfassende Aufstellung "für die Ausrüstung der I. Expedition [...] Rund würde für die vorbereitende Expedition 85,000 D. m. [mexikanische Dollar] genügen. Ich fürchte doch dass Larson etwas zu optimistisch ist. Aber er ist ein Zauberer [...] Baron Leijonhufvud, der schwedische Geschäftsträger, schlägt mir eben vor dass wir in diesen Tagen die Chinesen an ihre mündliche Versprechung erinnern werden. Aber Tschang-tso-lin ist eben angekommen und da denken die Chinesen nicht an anderes [...]". - Marschall Zhang Zuolin, der Herrscher über die Mandschurei, hatte in diesem Jahr Peking erobert. - Gelocht (minimale Buchstabenverluste).

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

      Paris,, 1926-1939,. 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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        Tovérna na absolutno. [The Absolute at Large.]

      Aventinum, Praha (Prague) 1926 - With twenty full page illustrations by Josef ?apek. Presentation copy to Edvard Bene? Title page printed in red and black. In original blue cloth. Gilt title on spine and ornamentation on front panel. (4), III, (1), 167, (5) p. Inscribed to Edvard Bene? (1884-1948) Czech statesman who at the time served as the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia and later became the President of the state. The acquaintance of the two is dated back to the mid 1910s when ?apek, as university student, attended Bene?' lectures on American pragmatism. Third edition of the science fiction novel about the changes of the society as the result of a reactor that produces free energy. Karel ?apek (1890-1938) was a Czech novelist best know for his science fiction novels, and mostly for his play "R.U.R." that introduced the word "robot". Illustrated by Karel's brother Josef (1887-1945) who was a graphic artist, and painter, also a writer and poet. He is credited as the coiner of the word "robot", for Karel's book "R.U.R.". In original blue cloth. Gilt title on spine and ornamentation on front panel Presentation copy to Edvard Bene? Title page printed in red and black [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Complete Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of Edmund Blampied. Limited Edition with Original Signed Etching

      Halton & Truscott Ltd, London 1926 - 28pp, + plates. Original signed frontispiece etching and 99 plates, with 61 on individual leaves. Language: eng VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Light foxing to eps. Teg Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'orgueil (Der Hochmut II). Original-Radierung (Kaltnadel) aus der Folge "Les sept peches capitaux" (Die sieben Todsünden). Blattgröße: 25 x 19,3 cm. Größe der Abbildung: 16,2 x 11,6 cm.

      Paris, Kra, [1926].. . Druckgrafik, Museum Villa Stuck, Bl. 64. Ein Blatt der Folge von 16 Radierungen. Eins von 240 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Velin (Gesamtauflage 300).- Die Radierungen wurden unsigniert herausgegeben. - Schöner, kräftiger Abdruck.

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        The Land of Mist

      George H. Doran Co. New York (1926) - First American Edition. B. Cory Kilvert dustjacket art. Doyle's Bleiler listed fantasy novel in which Professor Challenger matches wits with a group of spiritualists. Very Good plus with some mild dampstain discoloration at top corner of covers, in Very Good dustjacket, modest overall darkening to panels, modest wear to edge of front flap, few centimeter sized chip at lower front panel, small chip at top spine end, some mild surface wear to front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange; Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange; Das Adiabatenprinzip in der Quantenmechanik

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926. FIRST EDITIONS of all three papers developing Max Born?s statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. Born?s revolutionary work abandoned the notion of causality in quantum mechanics, leading directly to Heisenberg?s Uncertainty Principle and prompting Einstein?s famous objection that God ?does not play dice.? Noble Prize to Max Born awarded in 1954 ?for his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for the statistical interpretation of the wave function.?. ?At the end of June 1926, Max Born submitted for publication a paper entitled ?Quantum Mechanics of Collision Phenomena.? He thought he had broken the Gordian knot by finding an interpretation that adjudicated some credit to both contenders [Heisenberg?s matrix mechanics and Schrodinger?s wave mechanics]. Schrodinger?s wave function was indeed unobservable, as Heisenberg maintained, but the magnitude of its square... was observable- it could be related to the probability of finding an electron. However, and this was the key, no absolute determination of an electron?s position was possible, only relative probabilities of detecting it in one position or another.?Although Born received the Nobel Prize thirty years later for the paper?s contents, Schrodinger and Einstein were no more pleased by this formulation than they had been by Heisenberg?s. It abandoned the notion of causality, the cherished link for them between cause and effect. One of Einstein?s most famous quotes is contained in a December 1926 letter on the subject to Born. He simply would not accept the notion that a probability measurement of an electron?s position was the best one could do: ?Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secrets of the Old One. I am at all events that He does not play dice.???By October, Heisenberg realized the potential of Born?s probabilistic interpretation... Four months later, Heisenberg wrote a fourteen-page letter to Pauli that contained all the basic elements of what came to be the uncertainty principle, holding that the more precise the measurement of the momentum of a particle, the less precise the measurement of position and vice versa.??Causality had been the basis for the laws of nature for centuries... Born?s statistical interpretation of Schrodinger?s wave function- an essential element of quantum mechanics- was causailty?s death knell.?Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, The End of the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born. Gino Segrè, Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics.Zur Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange [Quantum Mechanics of Collision Phenomena]. ?Statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. Quantum theory of scattering? (Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries); Zur Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange [Quantum Mechanics of Collision Phenomena]. ?Statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. Further development? (Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries). Das Adiabatenprinzip in der Quantenmechanik [The Adiabatic Principle in Quantum Mechanics]. ?Statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. Further development? (Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries). In: Zeitschrift fur Physik, Vol 37 (pp.863ff), Vol 38 (pp.803ff), Vol 40 (pp.167ff). Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926. Octavo, uniformly bound in modern half cloth over marbled boards. Bookplate on front pastedown; institutional stamps of preliminary volume leaves; otherwise fine. Fine.

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        Eigenhändige Postkarte (Ansicht Semmering im Winter) mit Unterschrift. Küb am Semmering, 28. Dezember (1925).

      . Ca. 8,8 x 13,9 cm.. An den Lektor und Schriftsteller Hermann Kasack in Potsdam: "Durch ein Versehen erhielt ich, sehr verehrter Herr Kasack, Ihre Karte erst kurz vor meiner Abfahrt von Berlin u. so ist aus unserer Zusammenkunft leider nichts geworden. Haben Sie indeß den Wozzeck gesehen? u. wie hat es gefallen? ... Prosit 1926 ..." Gelocht.

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        The South and East African Year Book & Guide with Atlas and Diagrams 1926

      Sampson Low, Marston, 1926, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket32nd edition. the grey boards are shelf rubbed and lightly worn. no inscriptions but there is some browning of the early and latter pages. the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: xx62.

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

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1926-1955.. 7. Serie. Bände 1 - 46 (alles Erschienene) in 42 Bänden und 8 Heften. 8°. Halbleineneinbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und OBrosch.. Vorsatz gestempelt. Einbände teils leicht berieben, ansonsten gutes Exemplar.

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        All The Sad Young Men

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1926. First edition. 267 pp. Dark green cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Blind-stamped lettering to front board with gilt spine lettering. Spotting to boards and slight chipping to foot of spine. Front and rear panels of dust wrapper present, but lacking the spine panel. Dw edgeworn along top edge. Early ink name and date of 16/7/26 to ffep. Lacks first blank. Two leaves loose from last section. Slight foxing to prelims. Scribner's colophon on copyright page. Dust jacket designed by Cleo Damianakes. The third collection of short stories by Fitzgerald, its publication was timed to follow the release of 'The Great Gatsby.' A Good to Very Good copy of the first edition. . Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1926. 8vo..

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      Shaftesbury: Privately Printed at the High House Press (1926). 82pp - Shaftesbury: Privately Printed at the High House Press (1926). 82pp. A memorial book published to commemorate the life of Mildred Olivier, the sister of Edith Olivier, who died at a relatively young age. This is Edith Olivier's first publication, and includes essays by herself, as well as by Dorothea Ponsonby, Cecily Foyle, Brian Howard, Pamela Grey of Fallodan, and several others. Stephen Tennant contributed a drawing for the frontispiece and Edith's close friend Rex Whistler contributed several illustrations in the book. The edition was limited to one hundred twelve numbered copies, this is copy number One of the earliest books illustrated by Whistler. Very good in patterned paper boards, light cover wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY KAHLIL GIBRAN ON THE HALF TITLE PAGE! First deluxe edition bound in full blue imitation leather and printed in a larger format with the title gilt stamped on a red leather label affixed to the spine as well as gilt top paper edges and uncut fore edges. 84 pages with 12 full-page reproductions of Gibran's figural paintings. This presentation copy was warmly inscribed by Gibran to a fellow author, Aida Rodman De Milt, in the year 1926. Not much information can be found on De Milt, but it appears she penned two published books titled, The Edge of Eternity and Ways and Days out of London. The book is in very good plus condition with no other ownership marks/writing within. Light edge wear to the board tips and leather title label. The front fly sheet shows a 2" tape repair towards the upper gutter area. Some bleeding to Gibran's pen inscription. A truly special copy featuring the beloved poet's autograph.

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1926. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe red calf, titles and pictorial design to spine and front board gilt, map endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. Spine gently rolled, spine ends slightly worn, with some very minor loss to caps, a little wear to tips. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, deluxe issue - one of 3,000 copies bound in red, blue or green calf by Burn.

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        Stevenson and Allied Families Genealogical and Biographical

      New York: The American Historical Society, 1926. First edition. Large 4to. Exquisitely bound as issued in full rich dark blue morocco with elaborate inlaid red, light blue and still lighter blue morocco patterning, bold gilt block heraldic design on center with multiple gilt bordered lines and stippling on both covers (rear cover with different herald design), exquisite full-size red morocco doublures with gorgeous gilt-stamped floral design front and back , silk mauve endsheets. A magnificent book with hand-colored (and initials and vignettes inside), full-page tissue-guarded copper plates as well as heralds and coats of arms in many colors including bold blocked silver highlight. Printed on Japan Vellum. Fair to say a thoroughly lavish production without ever running the risk of being overly garrish or intrusive. An absolutely fine copy.

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        Payment Deferred

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited,, 1926. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge stained red. Ends of spine lightly bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        TUTTE LE OPERE Nuovamente date in luce da G. Francesco Malipiero.

      Asolo/Venezia, Malipiero/Vittoriale degli Italiani/Fond. Cini, 1926-1966. In-8 gr., 18 tomi (incluso il Supplemento), bross. orig. Raccolta completa delle Opere del grande musicista cremonese Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), 16 voll. (in 17 tomi), pubblicati fra il 1926 e il 1942. Un XVII vol., di "Supplemento", fu stampato nel 1966 dalla Fondazione Cini, con 5 brevi opere inedite. Questa importante e pregevole edizione contiene: "Madrigali (9 voll.) - Canzonette a tre voci - L'Orfeo, l'Arianna e la Maddalena - Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria - L'incoronazione di Poppea - Musica religiosa (4 tomi)". Tiratura di 250 esempl. numerati, su carta vergata filigranata. Solo le bross. con piccole manc. o strappetti (6 restaur.), altrim. testo molto ben conservato.

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        WINNIE-THE-POOH. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

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

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        FARRER'S LAST JOURNEY: Upper Burma, 1919-20. Together With aComplete List of All Rhododendrons Collected by Reginald Farrer, & His Field Notes, Complied by Miss Helen T. MaxwellAssistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden,

      A FINE PRIMARY RESOUCE FOR FARRER'S PLANT COLLECTING London 1926, - Dulau. Red cloth, index, map, end paper maps,29b.w. plates, appendix of all rhododendrons collected by Reg-inald Farrer & his field notes, very good, crisp copy. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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