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        First Steps to Rackets

      London: Mills & Boon. (1926). First. First edition. Octavo. 136, 16 ads pp., plates. Green cloth. A slight bump on the front board, very good or better without dustwrapper. Inscribed by one of the co-authors: "To George Standing in grateful remembrance of the pleasure of meeting. Clarence N. Bruce. Jan. 1928." Not to be confused with either tennis or squash, rackets or racquets is an indoor racquet sport played in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. The sport is infrequently called "hard rackets," possibly to distinguish it from the related sport of squash (formerly called "squash rackets"). Both authors were rackets champions and the recipient, George Standing, was the head professional at the New York Racket and Tennis Club, and was runner-up for the World Championship in 1897. .

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        Chad Gadya Had Gadya

      Bnei Betzalel, Jerusalem, Eretz Israel 1926 - 10 color illustrations after Raban with free verse rendering of the traditional Passover song below, musical notes on last leaves. followed by publisher's ad. Perhaps the finest of Raban's illustrated works. Raban was a major Jewish artist born in Poland. He studied in Munich and Brussels and was heavily influenced by the jugendstil (art nouveau) movement of that era. He moved to Israel in 1912 and joined Boris Schatz's Bezalel School. 8vo, original color-pictorial wrappers, Ze'ev Raban (born Wolf Rawicki, 1890-1970), studied sculpture and the decorative arts in Europe, first in his hometown and later in Munich, Paris, and Brussels. At the Kunstgewerbechule in Munich, Raban learned design, including object and jewelry design, in Paris, he specialized in sculpture; and in Brussels, he was influenced by Symbolism and earned his living through architectural decoration projects. Raban reached Eretz-Israel in 1912 and joined the staff of the Bezalel School in Jerusalem, at the invitation of its director, Boris Schatz. In 1914, he was appointed director of the brass and copper repousse department. Raban viewed himself as a pioneer in the renewal of Hebrew art in Eretz-Israel and was actively involved in the forming of the ethos of the growing nation. He encouraged tourism through his poster art, illustrated Hebrew primers, and endowed decorative and functional objects with Jewish/Hebrew content. Raban underwent a metamorphosis in art from the western art of his studies to an incorporation of Eastern techniques and motifs, and the use of indigent flora and fauna. An important stage in that transformation was the adoption of the Yemenite as a model for the Biblical figure. Raban's acquaintance had been with a European Symbolism that was international, equivocal, and often personal. But in Erez Israel, Raban created a "Hebrew Symbolism" that was national and carried a clear message, although he still preferred the ideal and the archetypal over realistic. He developed a visual lexicon of motifs based on Jewish designs and topics, and to these he added his own Hebrew calligraphic script and other decorative elements, to form what was to become the "Bezalel style". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blätter aus der Geschichte der Schutztruppe für Kamerun.

      Heidelberg, Carl Pfeffer, [1926].. Herausgegeben am Tage der Enthüllung des Ehrenmals der Kameruner Helden vom Verein der Offiziere der ehemaligen Kaiserlichen Schutztruppe für Kamerun. Original-Kartoneinband mit silbergeprägtem Reichsadler, 8°, 96 Seiten, einige photographische Abbildungen, vorderer Deckel mit Knickspur am oberen Eck, unteres Eck bestoßen (s. Bild), Widmung von alter Hand auf Titel, innen sehr sauber, Bindung intakt, schönes Exemplar der seltenen Schrift..

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        La Tentativa del hombre infinito.

      1926 - Buenos Aires, Editorial Nacimiento, 1926. Primera edición. (19 x 19 cm.). Sin paginación. Encuadernación en rustica. Ejemplar, en buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Beautiful Flowers and How To GrowThem

      London - T. C. and E. C. Jack Ltd., 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A wonderfully illustrated copy of this horticultural work by Horace and Walter Wright. Illustrated with twenty-four plates in full colour by Beatrice Parsons, Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale, Hugh L. Norris, Margaret Waterfield, A. Fairfax Muckley, Francis G. James and Anna Lea-Merritt. Including chapters on roses, rockery plants, greenhouse flowers and much more. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally smart, though with some fading to the spine and some slight bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages arebright and quite clean, with just a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      1926 - Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. Print is in pristine condition. Signed in pencil lower right. Frame size: 26" x 22". Painting size: 20" x 16". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Aux quatre coins de Paris. Bois originaux de Henry Cheffer.

      - Société des amis des livres, 1926. In-4, (4)-182-(10) pp., reliure demi-maroquin vert, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés (dos légèrement insolé). Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires numérotés. Exemplaire nominatif du Marquis de Sayve. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Den Gr?nne Hat

      Copenhagen - Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A clean, bright, Danish translation of The Green Hat by Michael Arlen. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and marbled paper-covered boards. Michael Arlen, 1895 1956, whose original name was Dikran Kouyoumdjian, was an Armenian essayist, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and scriptwriter, who had his greatest successes in the 1920s while living and writing in England. Although Arlen is most famous for his satirical romances set in English smart society, he also wrote gothic horror and psychological thrillers. The book that catapulted author Michael Arlen to fame and fortune in the 1920s, The Green Hat is a tale of the lost generation, those members of postwar fashionable London society. His characters are cynical and disillusioned, with a sharp, biting wit. Although sophisticated, the book is also a sentimental romance set in London and Paris. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with some marks to the first few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Voyage géologique et minéralogique en Corse

      1926 - Manuscrit in-16 de 87 pages. Copie par A. de Campestre de l'original du manuscrit de Gueymard, prêté par Tériaux, pharmacien, aide à l'hôpital d'Ajaccio. Le manuscrit de Gueymard sera édité beaucoup plus tard. Document exceptionnel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      D. Appleton & Company, New York, London 1926 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-324 [325] [326: blank], original dark blue moire patterned cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. Collects six stories, including "Miss Mary Pask" and a vampire tale "Bewitched." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1687. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-252. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15186. Top edge of text block a little dusty, lower corners a little bumped, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket, light shelf wear to edges, small closed tear with crease to lower front panel, chip to head of spine panel, some fading to the light purple of the jacket to spine panel and edges. (14131) First edition. First printing with "(1)" below last line of text on page [325] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Beautiful

      London - Mills and Boon, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A first limited edition of these interesting memoirs of an antiques dealer, signed by the author. Bound in half paper vellum with gilt lettering. With 23 illustrations. This edition is limited to one hundred copies for sale, of which this is number 24. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, with slight edge wear and discolouration. Internally the pages are clean and bright. There is a small closed tear to the lower margin of p 99,not affecting the text. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in black on gilt paste-down labels. With bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine cocked, edges and endpapers lightly tanned, small dark stain to top edge and the top margin of three gatherings, text block cracked at three points but firm. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of Hemingway's second novel. With the errors "down-staris" on page 164 and "stoppped" on page 181.

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      1926. [with letters from Robert Ainslie] [In ten volumes.] Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. Bound in the publisher's deluxe binding of three-quarter dark blue morocco with gilt-paneled spines bearing thistle devices. Large Paper Edition, this being copy #110 of the 750 American copies (there were also 250 English copies). Included are the Poems in five volumes, the Glossary, Notes & Indexes in one volume, and the Letters in four volumes. Some sets were issued in standard cloth, while others (like this one) were issued at extra cost in this handsome morocco binding. All ten volumes are in fine condition (just a few small rubs), with many of the leaves still unopened.~Tipped in at the beginning of the first volume are several holograph items in the hand of Robert Ainslie (1766-1838), who was a friend, traveling companion and correspondent of Burns and the author of several books including IN THE LAND OF BURNS (in fact, about 16 letters to Ainslie are included in the Letters volumes of this set). Two of the holograph items, in Ainslie's hand, are a poem celebrating the anniversary of Burns's birthday and an "Extract" about the birthday celebration in Edinburgh. The other three tipped-in items are letters (written and signed by Ainslie) addressed to John Childs -- who was a printer in Bungay, Suffolk who made a name for himself publishing inexpensive but quality literature "for the millions." One of the letters thanks Childs for his "Tam o' Shanter," while the other two (dated January 1824) involve arrangements for the celebration of Burns's birthday. (Burns had died in 1796, but his 65th birthday would have been coming up on January 25th in 1824.) The items are all folded, and two of the letters have some tears at the folds, and chips due to the original sealing-wax.

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        The Complete Writings

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1926-27. In ten volumes. 10 volumes, octavo (220 × 148 mm). Contemporary half dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, blue cloth boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With colour frontispiece to each volume and further engravings throughout by Charles S. Olcott. Spines uniformly faded to brown, an excellent set. Large paper edition. Limited edition, number 52 of 750 copies for the United States of America and 250 copies for Great Britain.

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        Amazing Historic Richard E Byrd Archive including the Snowshoes he wore on his first Antarctic Expedition in 1928, with impeccable provenance

      Notarized Letter of Provenance signed ?Peter D. Todd,? one page, 8.5? x 11?, March 10, 2011. In part, ?After my Mother?s passing in 2004 I inherited an archive of things that have been passed down through two generations. The archive is items, letters and books all pertaining to Admiral Richard E. Byrd?s Polar expeditions. They were given to my Great Grandfather William H. Todd by Byrd himself as a gesture of appreciation for his financial backing and ship fitting. William H. Todd ... became a master Ship Fitter at the Pusey & Jones Shipyard in the early 1880?s and as Foreman oversaw the building of the America?s Cup defender ?Volunteer?. He left for New York City in the early 1890?s and took a job in the N.Y. Navy yard and Robbins Dry Dock & Repair Company. He rose through the ranks to a senior management position and in 1916 brought together three separate companies to form Todd Shipyards Corporation.?Through WWI and the beginnings of the Merchant Marine the shipyard built many Naval ships as well as Liberty Ships. In the 1920?s William Todd became a very influential and popular businessman in New York City. He was close friends with Governor Alfred E. Smith as well as many of the pioneers in Aviation at the time such as Wiley Post, Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, ?Wrong way? Corrigan and Richard Byrd. In 1925 he provided part of the funding for Byrd?s flight over the North Pole In 1928 he provided similar funding as well as help in finding a proper ship for the first Antarctic Expedition. He located and refitted a ship called the ?Chelsea? and Byrd renamed it the ?Eleanor Bolling? after his Mother. ?When Byrd returned from the Antarctic he presented his personal pair of snowshoes as well as other items that were used on the expedition to William Todd in appreciation of all his help. It is with all of this history that Todd and Byrd became close friends and a direct result of the Todd family coming into possession of this archive.?The archive includes First Edition copies of Byrds books most remarked [with inscription], a pair of snowshoes that are tagged ?First Byrd Antarctic Expedition? [sic, ?1st Byrd Expedition to S. Pole?] and several original letters and copies of correspondence with William Todd as well as a signed photo of Byrd. It is with great pleasure that I do hereby transfer ownership of the aforementioned Byrd archive to John Reznikoff of University Archives on this day March 10, 2011.?Archive comprises:(1) The pair of ?Peary Model? snowshoes worn by Richard E. Byrd on his first expedition to the Antarctica in 1928. Measuring 11? wide, at its widest, by 60?, the binding, webbing, wooden toe bar, and wooden heel are in fine condition. On one side of each toe bar is a gold and red imprinted 3.5? x 0.75? label: ?This Filling Guaranteed Not to Sag / The Tubbs Snowshoe? / Manufactured by / W.F. Tubbs Co. Norway, Maine, U.S.A.? Carved imprint on the other side: ?Genuine / Tubbs Snow Shoes / Mfd by / W.F. Tubbs Co. / Norway Maine U.S.A.? Stamped on the frame to the left of this side of the toe bar: ?PEARY MODEL / 11 x 60.? Walter F. Tubbs had worked for his neighbor Alanson M. ?Mellie? Dunham, Jr. making snowshoes before he started his own company. Robert E. Peary grew up in Maine. Mellie designed the unusually long and narrow snowshoes Peary wore on his 1908-1909 expedition to the North Pole. Fine condition.(2) Light brown shipping tag, 4.75? x 2.25?, with reinforced eyelet, string attached. Penned in unidentified hand: ?1st Byrd expedition to / S. Pole.? Worn, chipped, and creased with partial diagonal split archively reinforced on blank verso.(3) Typed Letter Signed ?R E Byrd? with six word handwritten postscript, one page, 8.5? x 11?. Byrd Arctic Expedition stationery, Navy Building, Washington, March 30, 1926. To Mr. Wm. H. Todd, New York City. Receipt stamping ?Todd Shipyards Corp? in blank upper right crossed out in pencil. Stains on verso. Heavy upper horizontal fold. Fine condition.In full, ?We expect to leave New York City for Tromso, Norway, Monday, April 5th. I am writing to ask if you will take luncheon with me on this date and inspect with me the ship and equipment. If you can do this, will you arrive about 12 o?clock? We could have luncheon after inspection, and then we will shove off for the Arctic. The ship will be alongside a dock in the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. I should be glad for you to bring with you any guests you may desire.? In a handwritten postscript, Byrd adds, ?We are deeply grateful to you.?(4) Typed Letter Signed ?R E Byrd Jr,? one page, 8.5? x 11?. Byrd Arctic Expedition stationery, Navy Building, Washington, April 3, 1926. To Mr. William H. Todd, New York City. Fine condition.In full, ?I cannot leave without telling you how very grateful we all are for what you have done for us. As a matter of fact, without the assistance you have given us, we would probably have gotten off for the Arctic so late that we would have run the danger of not being able to accomplish our mission for lack of time. Then, too, the cost of the work would have placed me in an embarrassing position. Personally, I shall never forget what you have done for us. I imagine that it will be difficult for you to understand what you really have done for us. We have been making a hard fight, and the matters we had up with you were very vital. With the best of good wishes and sincerest personal regards.?On May 9, 1926, five weeks after writing this letter, Byrd and his pilot Floyd Bennett attempted a flight over the North Pole. They flew from and back to the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. Byrd claimed to have reached the Pole, earning Byrd and Bennett widespread acclaim, including being awarded the Medal of Honor.(5) Photograph Signed ?Dick Byrd? with 15-word inscription. Black & white, 7.5? x 9?. Affixed to sturdy cardboard of same size. Bust photograph inscribed in light and dark portions with good contrast: ?To J. Herbert Todd / with warm regards / and deep appreciation / for invaluable / assistance to the / Byrd Antarctic / Expedition / from / Dick Byrd / Aug 31, 1928 / N. Y. City.? Six days earlier, Byrd?s flagship ?City of New York,? began its voyage to Antarctica. Fine condition.(6) Book Signed ?R E Byrd? with inscription. ?Skyward? by Commander Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Navy. New York: G.P. Putnam?s Sons, 1928. Third impression, April 1928. 359 pages, 5.75? x 8.75?. Blue boards, no dust jacket. Gilt-lettered on cover and spine. Slight wear at joints and upper and lower edges of spine. Frontispiece loose. Map of Byrd?s flight to the North Pole on endpapers. Very Good condition.Inscribed on the verso of the frontispiece: ?To William H. Todd 2nd / and J. Herbert Todd Jr / with cordial good wishes / from / R E Byrd / N.Y. City / July 4,1928.? (7) Book Signed ?Dick Byrd? with 19-word inscription. ?Little America? by Richard Evelyn Byrd, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., Ret. New York: G.P. Putnam?s Sons, 1930. Third impression, December 1930. 422 pages, 6.25? x 9.5?. Bright blue boards, no dust jacket. Gilt-lettered on cover and spine. Very Good condition. Inscribed in the wide lower margin beneath Byrd?s frontispiece portrait, ?To William H. Todd my friend / with everlasting appreciation / for helping to make our / expedition possible and / with the warmest regards / Dick Byrd / Dec. 30, 1930.? In Byrd?s November 16, 1930 Foreword, on page viii, he thanks ?Mr. William H. Todd? ?" an arrow has been penned in the left margin pointing to the line. In Chapter II, ?Plan, Preparation and Problem,? on pages 28-29, Byrd writes how Todd and his son Herbert helped in the outfitting of the two ships on the Antarctic expedition. The upper right corner of page 29 has been folded over.(8) Book Signed ?R E Byrd? and ?Dick Byrd? with 27-word inscription. ?Little America? by Richard Evelyn Byrd, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., Ret. New York: G.P. Putnam?s Sons, 1930. 436 pages, 6.25? x 10?. Sky blue boards over beige cloth, spine rubbed. No dust jacket. Gilt-lettered on spine. Half-title loose. Deckle edges. Very Good condition.Author?s Autograph Edition noted to be Number ?R3? and, in ink, ?Presentation copy / G.P. Putnam?s Sons,? signed ? R E Byrd.? Inscribed on the half-title page, ?To William Todd my / friend with deep and / everlasting appreciation / for his contribution to / the success of our / Antarctic expedition, I / present this volume / with the warmest regard / Dick Byrd / Dec 30, 1930.? (9) Presentation Copy ?Into the Home of the Blizzard? by Commander Richard E. Byrd ?On the Eve of His Departure for the Antarctic Commander Byrd Explains Why He Attempts the Exploration of the Frozen Continent by Air and Discusses Problems He Must Solve.? New York: The New York Times Company, 1928. Softcover, deckle edges. 32 pages, 6.5? x 10?. Illustrated with small drawings on each page. On printed page preceding title, completed in manuscript: ?Presented to / Mr. William H. Todd / with the compliments of /Commander Richard E. Byrd / with sincere appreciation / of generous assistance / in the financing of the / Byrd Antarctic Expedition / Number 359.? Includes article ?Byrd?s Base Ship and His Antarctic Village? by Russell Owen. Fine condition.In 1928, Commander Richard E. Byrd began his first expedition to the Antarctic with two ships, S.S. ?City of New York? (S.S. ?Samson? was renamed by Byrd) and S.S. ?Eleanor Bolling? (S.S. ?Chelsea? was renamed in honor of his mother), and three airplanes. Byrd?s flagship, ?City of New York,? left Hoboken, New Jersey, on August 25, 1928, with 200 tons of material aboard and 33 people. ?Eleanor Bolling? sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, on September 25th with 300 tons of supplies and 28 people. The dog drivers and 94 dogs with 40 tons of dog biscuit were taken aboard the Norwegian whaling ship ?Sir James Clark Ross? at Norfolk, Virginia. Byrd departed the United States from San Pedro, California, on October 10, 1928, aboard the Norwegian whaler ?C.A. Larsen? with the aircraft, gasoline, oil, and 100 tons of supplies loaded aboard in Norfolk; aviation personnel had also boarded in Norfolk. The three ships embarking from the east coast to New Zealand passed through the Panama Canal. After unloading cargo and men, ?C.A. Larsen? remained in New Zealand and ?Sir James Clark? went on a whaling voyage. Now heavily laden, ?City of New York? and ?Eleanor Bolling? left Dunedin, New Zealand, for the Antarctic on December 2, 1928. ?City of New York? reached Antarctica?s Bay of Whales on December 28th and on January 1, 1929, a site was selected for the base camp which Byrd named Little America. On November 28-29, 1929, Byrd flew with pilot Bernt Balchen from Little America to the South Pole and back in 18 hours 41 minutes.From Byrd?s ?Little America,? Chapter II: ?The cost of outfitting these two ships, including the original price, was $285,000. This work was done at cost, as an act of friendship, by Mr. William Todd at the Todd Ship Yard. This represented a considerable saving. The distinguished naval constructor, Captain Gatewood, offered to superintend the refitting, and he and Mr. Todd?s son, Herbert, and engineer, Bill Smith, rendered us invaluable services ... No doubt it would have been better in every way had we seen our way clear to build new vessels, constructed especially with the Antarctic navigation problem in view; but new ships are very expensive, and such advantages are luxuries denied all but a few expeditions...?The March 4, 1928 edition of ?The New York Times,? in an Associated Press story, quotes Byrd as he discussed his plans for his trip to the South Pole as he ?reclined in an easy chair at the governor?s mansion? in Richmond (his brother Harry was Governor of Virginia). In part, ?On the final dash for the pole we shall carry a primus stove, a reindeer sleeping bag, two months? food supply, including pemmican, chocolate, tea, hardtack and dog food. We will also have skis, snowshoes, medical kits, extra clothing and rifles and ammunition.?Founded in Norway, Maine, in 1906 by Walter F. Tubbs, now based in Seattle, Washington, Tubbs Snowshoes ?controls the largest share of the snowshoe market? according to James Prosek in his February 6, 2004, article ?Making Tracks In a World Gone Silent? in ?The New York Times.? The company?s website at boasts ?From Admiral Byrd?s famed expedition to Antarctica, to modern day adventure racing, Tubbs manufactures snowshoes for all types of terrain and snow conditions.?William H. Todd (1867-1932) founded the Todd Shipyards Corporation in 1916 when he consolidated the Robins Dry Dock and Repair Company of Brooklyn of which he was president, with other yards in Hoboken, N.J., and Seattle, Washington. It became the largest company of its kind in America. Ironically, the guided missile destroyer USS ?Richard E. Byrd? (DDG-23), launched in 1962, was built by the Todd Shipyards Corporation in Seattle.J. Herbert Todd (1893-1977) was Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Todd Shipyards Corporation from his father?s death in1932 until 1946. For the next 10 years, he was an independent consultant in the shipping industry. For a time he was President of a Todd subsidiary, Todd Drydock Engineering and repair Corporation. In the summer of 1928, J. Herbert Todd was in charge of the men who refitted ?City of New York,? then called ?Samson,? for the Antarctic Expedition.

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and single frame to front cover, and top edge gilt, map endpapers. With black and white line drawings throughout. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine slightly darkened, extremities a touch rubbed, minor wear to head of spine, boards gently bowed, endpapers foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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      Privately printed, n.d. [ca 1926]., 1926. First edition. 8vo. Tan printed wrappers, [2], 40 pp., frontis. [portrait], illustrated, plates, portraits. This is the rare first edition of this title appearing one year before the much revised second edition published in 1927. The second edition is a very scarce item today. A book that really is an appreciation of Theodore Roosevelt as a man, as Colonel, as Vice President, as President, and as a lover of Wyoming, its people, and the ranching community. His visits to Wyoming are detailed with many sketches of his visit by many people. There are numerous newspaper addresses made by Roosevelt and reprinted here. Herd 674 says, "Scarce." (Second Edition). Very good copy. Probably rare today.

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-296 [note: title leaf is a tipped in single leaf],. title page printed in green and black, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained yellow green.. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (striking illustration. by Juan Oliver on the front panel) with tiny chip from upper spine. end, 30 mm closed tear along front spine fold, and light wear, 15 mm. closed tear at lower spine end, and some mild dust soiling. A fresh,. attractive example of this rare jacket. (#107057). First U.S. edition. Metcalfe's first book, collecting eighteen stories including the classic horror tale "The Smoking Leg." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-147. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1168. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 156. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 290-91. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4- 179. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 364. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10083.

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        Vers et Prose.

      - NRF, paris 1926, in-4° relié en plein maroquin marron, dos à 2 x 3 nerfs serrés avec un prolongement à froid et filets dorés sur les deux plats, titre et nom d'auteur dorés, tête dorée. Plats intérieurs ornés d'un filet doré, papier de garde en ton sur ton avec un décor floral. Couvertures conservées. Etui. Orné de 36 aquarelles originales de Pierre Laprade. Tirage numéroté, 1/420 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement relié.

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      London: Noel Douglas., [1926].. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Edition. Octavo, original publisher's green cloth titled in black on spine panel. 253 pp. Spine panel a bit faded, lettering very bright; a near fine, attractive copy. ¶ A collection of Occult Detective stories. "Dr. Taverner' runs a nursing home for people with unusual mental disorders. He is assisted in the care of these patients by Dr. Rhodes, the medical superintendent, and narrator of the stories. The tales run the gamut of the occult and the supernatural and include vampirism, astral projection, necromancy, cursed objects, spirit communication, spectral manifestations, and very often mind control. A classic collection, rare in the first edition.

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        Mein-Film. Illustrierte Film- und Kinorundschau. Konvolut von Nummern aus den 3 Jahrgängen. Jg. 1926: N° 30 - 53; N° 30 mit teilweise ausgeschittenem Teil der ersten Seite, N° 39 mit teilweise ausgeschittenem Teil des Umschlages, N° 49 Umschlag abgerissen. Jg. 1927: N° 54 - 95; in diesem Jahrgang fehlen 2 Hefte: N° 87, 92; N° 95 Umschlag abgerissen. Jg. 1928: N° 113, 120. Umschlagsränder häufig beschnitten. Ungebundene Hefte mit OUmschläge.

      Wien 1926-1928,. OHFt., ca. 15 - 20 S. je Heft. Exemplare stellenweise etwas berieben und bestoßen. Umschläge stellenweise auf Ränder u. Rücken mit Verlust eingerissen u. auch fleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance.Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Du og jeg. Fra fransk av Herman Wildenvey. Bibilofilutgave.

      Oslo., H. Aschehoug & Co. (W. Nygaard). 1926. 8vo. Blått helskinnbind med gulldekor på ryggen og deklene. I kassett. Topp gullsnitt. Ubeskåret. 166 s.. Med dedikasjon fra Herman Wildenvey. "Til Hr. G. Møller med tak for trøst i motgang og medgang og omkring "Du og jeg" fra Herman Wildenvey". Vedlagt smussommslaget. "Da den alm. utgave av Wildenveys oversettelse av Géraldy utkom, ble det gjort oppmerksom på at han hadde oversatt couissins med kusiner i stedet for puter. Før bibliofilutgaven utkom ble side 66 trykket om, og dette nye ark ble med i nesten alle eksemplarer. Dette eksemplar er et av de ytterst få (2-3) som har den kanselerte side 65/66. Den ordinære utg. fikk rettelsen i senere utgaver"

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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        Tea Room and Cafeteria Management

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company,, 1926. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in blue, top edge purple. With the dust jacket. Inscription to half-title and occasional marginal mark in light pencil. Contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in a lightly edge-chipped jacket. First edition, first printing, of the author's first book, published shortly after his appointment as Chief Accountant for Nicaragua (then under the control of the US Marines) and before his return to another executive position in the US. But in the late 1920s Ralph Nelson Elliott was forced to take step back from his distinguished career by an illness he had contracted in Central America. It is during his excruciatingly long convalescence that Elliott, an accountant by training, first became interested in the stock market, started studying its patterns very closely, and ultimately developed his ground-breaking and still much debated theory of the Wave Principle, published in his 1938 eponymous book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The History of Woodstock Connecticut / Genealogies of Woodstock Families [Eight Volumes]

      Norwood, Mass.: Privately Printed by the Plimpton Press, 1926-1943. First edition. Dark blue (and dark blue green) cloth with gilt titles, top edges gilt. A near fine set with light rubbing at the spine ends and occasional soiling to the fore edges. 4to. Illus. with 874 portraits, 145 photo & reproductions, and 13 (of 15) maps. The last two volumes were completed after Bowen's death in 1935 by Donald Lines Jacobus and William Herbert Wood under the direction of the American Antiquarian Society. Volumes 1 thru 6 signed by the author. Volume 1: one of 450 copies; volumes 2-3: one of 175 copies; volumes 3-8: one of 150 copies. Volume 1 is a history, with the next seven volumes being the genealogies. Lacking the two folding maps in the pocket of volume 1 (as usual). Rare as a complete set, with the majority now in institutional hands.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Great Gatsby

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1926. Octavo. Original blue linen-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the supplied dust jacket. Ownership inscription of E. C. Nef, Paris, 1925, to front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, one corner bumped, a number of leaves creased at upper corner where previously turned down, still a very good copy of the book; the jacket, which was evidently stored separately, in fine, fresh, bright condition, with only a faint crease at the head of the front panel and three very small areas of wear at the spine ends and head of the front fold, a remarkable survival. First English edition, in a sparkling example of the very rare first state dust jacket, unseen by Bruccoli, which reproduces the famous Cugat design of the first American edition, with a window left at the foot of the spine for the Chatto & Windus imprint, and the rear panel with Chatto & Windus printed advertisements. The jacket is priced 7s. net at the foot of the front flap. The unrivalled Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald at USC's Thomas Cooper Library has only copies of later state jackets, price-clipped and repriced with an over-sticker. Bruccoli notes that the first English publication of The Great Gatsby is "not a new edition, but a separate printing in England from the plates of the American edition—the third printing of the first edition" (p. 64). Gatsby was first published in America in April 1925, with a second printing with six emendations in August 1925, the plates of which are used for the English printing. The deposit copies of the English printing at the British Library and the Bodleian were both received in February 1926, but the ownership inscription in this copy is intriguing evidence that copies were available earlier on the Continent. Elinor Castle Nef (1894?-1953) was the first wife of University of Chicago professor John U. Nef, Jr. (1899?-1988) and the daughter of a prominent Hawaiian family. She was a prolific diarist and letter writer, corresponding with many important artists and intellectuals of the 20th century. In November 1921, she and her husband left for France where John was to continue his studies, and lived in Europe for the next five years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Das Schloss

      Munich: Kurt Wolff Verlag,, 1926. Roman. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine red on a pale blue ground, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine and top edges of the boards rather faded as usual but an exceptionally nice copy in the tanned and lightly marked dust jacket with very minor loss at the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first impression, cloth-bound issue. Wolff offered this title in the present binding and the more frequently encountered stiff paper boards. Copies of either issue in dust jacket are very uncommon. Translated as The Castle, this remarkable novel develops and extends the themes of The Trial virtually to breaking point.

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      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. 1926. First. First edition. Fine in an edgeworn, about very good dustwrapper with chipping at the extremities, particularly at the crown and with a large, but relatively faint dampstain. Author's eighth book under his own name, and exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Very Good;. 1926-1928. Photographs. Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. 23 stereoviews (no duplicates) in good to very good condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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      Paris: Maurice Darantiere, 1926. Black lettered turquoise wraps with flower oval design on front panel. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies of which this is #39. Eleven illustrations by Bonfils plus vignettes. This copy may have belonged to the author as many odd words have been stroked out. Fade to spine wraps and some edgewear but a very sharp copy of an attractive item.. 1st Edition. Wraps. Near Fine/VG+. Illus. by Robert Bonfils. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Noa Noa: Voyage de Tahiti

      Paris: G. Cres, 1926. Limited Edition to 100 copies. Hardcover. Large 4to. 204 pp. With thirty-six full-page reproductions of watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints of Tahiti by Gauguin (most in color); in-text illustrations. Printed on the handpress of Ganymed in Berlin, under the direction of Meier-Graefe as indicated on certificate of issue. This edition for France is limited to only 100 copies. Bound in the publisher's original raffia cloth, with original lithographed dustjacket with woodcut by Daniel de Monfreid after a Gauguin design. A fine copy of the scarce French limited edition. Gauguin's original manuscript on his life in Tahiti was written following his arrival in 1891. Upon his return in 1895, he made the watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints which he then pasted into the text. This is a facsimile of the original manuscript, complete with the reproductions pasted into the text. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Metropolis : Roman.

      Berlin : A. Scherl, 1926.. ERSTAUSGABE 274 S. ; 8 OLeinen, mit Goldprägung, umlaufend gelber Farbschnitt, Frakturschrift. erste Ausgabe in Leinen, Einband vorwiegend unbestoßen, mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren,geringfügig angeschmutzt, Seiten ausgesprochen sauber, ohne Einträge, keinerlei altersfleckig oder fingerbegriffen,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bäßler]
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        Eleven line lithographs

      New York: The New Gallery, 1926. One of 60 portfolios, with 10 signed lithographs and one unsigned one on the cover. Text by James Rosenberg and André Salmon. 37 x 27 cm. Presentation copy.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Noa Noa: Voyage de Tahiti

      Paris: G. Cres, 1926. Limited Edition to 100 copies. Hardcover. Large 4to. 204 pp. With thirty-six full-page reproductions of watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints of Tahiti by Gauguin (most in color); in-text illustrations. Printed on the handpress of Ganymed in Berlin, under the direction of Meier-Graefe as indicated on certificate of issue. This edition for France is limited to only 100 copies. Bound in the publisher's original raffia cloth, with original lithographed dustjacket with woodcut by Daniel de Monfreid after a Gauguin design. A fine copy of the scarce French limited edition. Gauguin's original manuscript on his life in Tahiti was written following his arrival in 1891. Upon his return in 1895, he made the watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints which he then pasted into the text. This is a facsimile of the original manuscript, complete with the reproductions pasted into the text. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        The Ship of Ishtar

      New York: G. P Putman's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front board lettered in orange. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the bright jacket that has a little mild foxing. First edition, first printing of the author's second book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Animalia; or, Fibs about Beasts, Engraved on Wood and Ensnared in Verse -- SIGNED 1/28 Copies

      NY: Payson & Clarke, (1926.) 1st edition. Limited to 28 signed, numbered copies on Van Gelder paper. This is number 13. Specially bound and illustrated with proofs printed by the artist from the original woodblocks. A modernist bestiary, inspired by African art and expressed in the bold style of the Art Deco era. Containing vivid representations from the animal kingdom and fanciful verse on the facing pages. Complete with all 22 tipped-in proofs, 20 of them full-page, plus two smaller vignettes tipped to the frontispiece and title page. A beautifully produced artist's book by Leon Underwood (1890-1975), acclaimed British sculptor who worked in multiple artistic disciplines during his versatile career. (48) pages, consisting of 24 double leaves joined at the top edge. Quarto, 13 by 10 inches. Parchment vellum spine and beveled terra cotta boards. Not issued with a dust jacket. Signed and dated by Underwood in ink on the half-title. Hand-numbered on the colophon page. VG. Clean and only lightly worn. Binding sound and tight. Light spotting, browning of the parchment at the extremities. Light, even fading at the top of the front board. One print ("Monkeys") creased/wrinkled at the left margin. Short edge tear in the blank margin of one text page. Offsetting from the prints to the facing pages. Text and prints clean and unmarked otherwise. Glue marks on the front pastedown, evidently from a bookplate that is no longer present. No other ownership marks. A nice copy overall. Scarce, by virtue of the small number of copies produced for the signed, limited edition. More pictures available on request..

      [Bookseller: Lux Libri]
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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph

      [London: Privately printed by Manning Pike and C.J. Hodgson,], 1926. Quarto (252 × 187 mm). Original dark green full morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons, title gilt to the spine, five bands with five small gilt dots equally spaced, double fillet panels to the compartments, similar panels to the boards with star and drawer-handle roundels to the corners, centre-tool of a lozenge with writhen strapwork, top edge gilt, the others uncut, single fillet gilt edge-roll and to the turn-ins, pictorial endpapers after Kennington. Housed in a green quarter morocco book-style drop-back box, pale grey cloth, title gilt to the spine, pale grey cloth chemise. 66 plates printed by Whittingham & Griggs, including frontispiece portrait of Feisal by Augustus John, many coloured or tinted, 4 of them double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding colour-printed maps, that is 2 maps duplicated, rather than the 3 called for by O'Brien, laid down on linen, 58 illustrations in text, one coloured, by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others. Historiated initials by Edward Wadsworth printed in red and black. Very light shelf-wear, head-cap just slightly pulled, frontispiece map a touch rolled at the fore-edge, internally very clean and fresh, only the occasional leaf with a pale hint of foxing, overall an extremely bright copy in a very attractive binding. 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". This copy is in the usual state, with page XV mispaginated as VIII and as often without the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208; nor does it have the Blair Hughes-Stanton wood engraving illustrating the dedicatory poem found in only five copies. However, it does include the "Prickly Pear" plate, not called for in the list of illustrations. Superb copy of Lawrence's sumptuously-produced account of his rôle in the Arab Revolt, his "big book". In a letter to George Bernard Shaw he described it as an effort to combine 'record of fact' and 'work of art', "to make history an imaginative thing" (Karachi, 7/5/28), as Lawrence James, in his ODNB biography of him puts it, Lawrence created, " a personal, emotional narrative of the Arab revolt in which [he] reveals how by sheer willpower he made history. It was a testimony to his vision and persistence and a fulfilment of his desire to write an epic which might stand comparison in scale and linguistic elegance with his beloved Morte d'Arthur and C. M. Doughty's Arabia Deserta. Subtitled 'A triumph', its climax is the Arab liberation of Damascus, a victory which successfully concludes a gruelling campaign and vindicates Lawrence's faith in the Arabs. In a way Seven Pillars is a sort of Pilgrim's Progress, with Lawrence as Christian, a figure sustained by his faith in the Arabs, successively overcoming physical and moral obstacles".

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and single frame to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, map endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Spine a little cocked, extremities faintly rubbed, free endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in a very faintly dust-soiled jacket with a few tiny chips and toning to spine panel. First edition, first impression.

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        The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges

      London: Edward Arnold & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Some spotting to page edges. Moderate dust stains to top page edges. 4" repaired tear to stub of folding map, not affecting printed area. No signatures or stamps. Hinges intact. Cloth covers clean and bright. No tears to cloth. No bumps to corners of boards. Cloth boards protected in loose mylar jacket. A nice copy. ; xv, [1], 328 pages + frontispiece + plates + folding colour map at rear. Charcoal grey cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and pale blue-grey lettering on front board. Dimensions: 8 7/8" by 5 3/4". ; 8vo .

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        HOST - Mesicnik pro moderni kulturu. Roc. VI.

      1926 - Prague, 1926. Red. Fr. Gotz et A.C. Nor. 9 fascicules au format 191X286mm. Nos. 1 à 10. Couvertures illustrées de compositions typographiques en couleur. Nos. 1 à 10 (9/10 double). Année complète. Textes, illustrations de Karel TEIGE, Jaroslav SEIFERT, Konstantin BIEBL, Giorgio de CHIRICO, Guillaume APOLLINAIRE, Jean COCTEAU, Pierre REVERDY, José-Luis BORGES, Pierre DRIEU la ROCHELLE, Ivan GOLL, et al. A noter : Un teste "DADA" par Karel Teige et un texte "O SPANELSKEM ULTRAISMU" par Vaclav Cerny. Voir les 5 photos. (Avant garde periodical, avant garde cover, ultraism, surrealism, constructivism, dada). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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        [Binding, Fine- unsigned] Golden Treasury

      London: Macmillan, 1926. First edition thus. 12mo. Superb highly ornate unsigned binding, red fine crushed morocco with gilt blocked grave vine pattern in central oval extending outward in four arms to gilt border design, gilt dentelles. Ends of boards with gilt design. AEG. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The history of spiritualism.

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., [1926]., London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: - Two volumes. 8vo. xiii, [i], 342; vii, [i], 342, [2] pp. Each volume with half-title, frontispiece and 7 plates. Original blue publisher’s cloth, sunned and lightly worn at spines, with some small tears in cloth at extremities in spine of Volume 2; light scattered foxing. Volume 1 has several articles laid-in, which have caused some browning. "Seven principles" of spiritualism written in an unknown hand to verso of list of illustrations. First edition. "This work has grown from small disconnected chapters into a narrative which covers in a way the whole history of the Spiritualistic movement." Doyle became interested in spiritualism after the death of his son Kinsley. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA]
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