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        Les Diners de Gala [The Dali Cookbook]

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

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        The Art and Craft of Garden Making

      London - B. T. Batsford 1926 - A lavishly illustrated work on landscape gardening from Thomas H. Mawson. Fifth edition. With five coloured plates and hundreds of photographs in the text. Thomas Hayton Mawson was a British garden designer, landscape architect, and town planner. Condition: In a green cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, though with a few marks and some slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few spots. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zeichnender Knabe (Luca zeichnet).

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

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        Rien que la Terre.

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

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

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

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        Thea von Harbou : Metropolis. ( 11- 20 tsd ) Mit 8 ganzseitigen Bildern nach Aufnahmen aus dem gleichnamigen Film. ( 11 - 20 tsd/ der billigen Ausgabe).

      Berlin, Scherl, 1926.. 193 gez. Seiten, 1 Bl. Verlagshinweise Broschiert. Einbandkanten etwas bestoßen, Deckelrand etwas berieben, schwache Rückenfalte. Der hintere Buchdeckel schwach fleckig. Lesespuren, Altersspuren , schwache Leseecknickspur, teils leicht nachgebräunt. T22

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        Der Ketzer von Soana.

      S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin 1926.. Gr.-8° , Ganz-Pergament-Einband mit Deckelvignette in gold. 1 nn. Bl., 173 SS, 5 nn. SS (le. 3 we.).. Eines von 130 nummerierten und vom Autor im Kolophon signierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten. Mit 14 (davon 12 ganzseitigen) Radierungen von Hans Meid, alle vom Künstler signiert. V.deckel-Vignette, Rückentitelei und -ornamentik in Gold, Kopfgoldschnitt, handumstochene Kapitale.Sauberes, sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Winnie-The-Pooh

      Methuen & Co. Ltd, London 1926 - First printing. Sm. 8vo., 194 x 125mm, [xvi], 158 , [2] pp. Original dark green cloth boards, gilt titles to the spine, single ruled gilt border line to the upper board together with a gilt vignette of Christopher Robin and Winnie-The-Pooh. Publisher's original first issue dust wrapper, advertising the 117th Thousand printing of When We Were Very Young on the rear flap and priced at 7/6 net. The boards are in near fine condition, noting the merest hint of rubbing to the tips of the fore edge corners. Otherwise the boards are beautifully clean and unmarked with bright, fresh gilt. The binding is very firm, with a gilt top edge. Internally, there is a neat ink inscription at the top of the second free endpaper. Both endpapers have a 3cm band of acid migration out from the inner hinge (the strip not covered by the respective dust jacket flap), otherwise, the pages are generally very clean and bright with only a very occasional tiny, trivial blemish. There are few light spots just visible at the fore edge of the text block. The first issue dust jacket is in very good overall condition with only light general age related soiling. There is slight dust darkening across the top edge, light soiling at fore edges and the spine is a little toned with a 1mm diameter spot just below the illustration. The top edge of the front panel has two light crease marks, one with a 5mm closed tear down from the top edge. There is a 5mm red biro mark at the bottom edge. Both spine ends have small chips - please see images (additional images of these are ready to send) and there is small loss at the fore edge corners. In all, a very presentable book in very good plus condition, a lovely example of this Milne classic. If you would like any additional images or information, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winnie The Pooh

      London: Methuen and Co. 1926., 1926. First Edition. Octavo, pp. xi, 159. With illustrations by E. H. Shepard. Bound in recent half green calf over original cloth sides, pictorially blocked in gilt. Map endpapers bound in at rear. Top edge gilt. Internally the textblock is very clear and bright. The cloth covers show very well with only the slightest hint of marking to the top inch or so. Overall a very good copy in a smart leather binding.

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        Chinese Lacquer

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. 600 copies only of this book were printed, of which 100 copies constituted an edition de luxe. This is not the de luxe edition. Of the 500 copies which constituted the ordinary edition 160 copies were reserved for the USA. Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Brendon and Son, The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. This is a non-circulating ex-library copy. 11 x 8.5 inches. Black buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and with slightly faded gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The binding chipped and with losses at the spine head and tail, especially at the head, and with some rubbing along the gutters. Gently bumped and lightly abraded lower corners. Hinges a little tender. Text block remains securely bound in. Text pages printed on Antique De Luxe laid paper. With color frontispiece, and xii and 71 numbered pages of text, followed by 54 plates, of which 14 are in color and the remainder monochrome. The plates on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. The plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition and bearing detailed notes. Very small date stamp, 5 Jan. '32, to the top of the rear pastedown. Else exceptionally clean pastedowns. Very small, oval-shaped library stamp in blue ink to the reverse side of every plate and also to the title page. Else a clean copy. No foxing, spotting or tears observed. A Good copy, taking into consideration the spine losses and the library stamps. All in all a desirable copy of a very scarce work featuring Ming, K'ang Hsi and Ch'ien Lung lacquered furniture and furnishings.. First American Edition. Buckram. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

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        LA DIANA-RASSEGNA D'ARTE E VITA SENESE

      Siena 1926/1934, Storia locale - 9 voll. 25x 34, bella leg._m. pergamena con angoli.e_tasselli e titoli in oro al dorso. carte non rifilate, pubblicazione a tiratura limitata, numerate singolarmente.dal 1926 al 1934.volumi in ottimo stato, solo lievi tracce d'uso al dorso e in alcuni casi piccole mancanze ai tasselli1_vol.anno I_ fasc.4 -Meini-Siena pp. 3022_ vol. anno II_ fasc. 4-tip. ex combattenti Siena pp. 3203_ vol. anno III fasc. 4- tip. ex combattenti Siena, pp. 3244_ vol. anno IV fasc. 4- tip ex combattenti Siena,pp. 3325_ vol. anno V fasc. 4- tip. ex combattenti Siena, pp.3066_ vol anno VI fasc. 4 - tip. ex combattenti Siena, pp. 2967_ vol. anno VII fasc. 4- tip. ex combattenti Siena, pp. 2868_ vol. anno VIII fasc. 4-poligrafica Meini Siena, pp. 2809_ vol. anno IX 2 fascicoli doppi- S.A. Poligrafica Siena, pp. 288.

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        THE SUN ALSO RISES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. The second state of the first edition with stopped spelled correctly. Date of 1926 is on title page. Copyright page has Scribner's seal. This is a square, tight and clean copy. Just a bit of wear to the cloth at head and foot of spine. Otherwise the cloth still bright and not spotted or stained. Two former owner names written neatly at top left corner of front paste-down endpaper. Gold colored label on spine slightly sun darkened with some scratching and tiny piece missing from bottom right corner, not serious. Label on cover still quite bright and without wear. Contents of the book also still quite bright. Just a faint bit of age toning at margin edges. Bottom edges of first few pages were cut somewhat roughly but this is a publisher issue, not wear. No weakness at hinges. Overall this is a very decent above average copy of a much desired book.. First Edition. Black Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Octavo, 259pp.

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        Typed Sentiment, signed ("Herbert Hoover")

      N.p. 1926 - 3 lines on single sheet, beneath a photomechanical portrait. 4to. "Lincoln would remind us of it if he were alive today". "America has always had a lifting purpose greater than the struggle of materialism, and Lincoln would remind us of it if he were alive today. "[signed] Herbert Hoover "February 25, 1926". 3 lines on single sheet, beneath a photomechanical portrait. 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

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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: "...you 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.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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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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        THE HAUNTING HAND

      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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        THE CHILD OF GOD.

      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]

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        The Torrents of Spring. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition, 1250 copies printed. [iv], 143 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 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). First edition, 1250 copies printed. [iv], 143 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hanneman A4a

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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.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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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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