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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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        Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

      1926. first edition. One of 1,000 Copies Signed by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite[OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul, illustrator]. Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul. Melbourne: Ramsay Publishing, 1926.Edition-de-Luxe. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, signed by the artist (this copy being number 281). Large folio (14 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches; 371 x 273 mm.). [4], 166 pp. Nineteen mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards, and thirty-two mounted black and white plates (all included in pagination).Original blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others serrated. Pictorial endpapers. The black and white line drawings on pp. 3, 4, 8, 21, 37 138, 154 & 160 have been neatly hand colored. The mounted black and white plate on p. 111 has also been neatly heightened in color. There is some wear at the top and the bottom of the spine which has been neatly strengthened. There is a small stain (1/2 x 3/8 inch) on the front cover affection the "I" and the "T" of Outhwaite. This is a very good copy of an extremely scarce book.Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, born in 1888 is Australia's most famous children's book illustrator and is among the best woman illustrators of the first half of the twentieth century. Described as being just as petite and dainty as her fairies, Outhwaite was the first Australian children?'s book illustrator to achieve world fame. She loved to paint fairies that often played with the native kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras that populated her beloved bush land.In 1923, after a trip to Europe, Outhwaite returned to Australia to work on the long-awaited sequel to Elves and Fairies, Fairyland. Unfortunately, Fairyland did not sell as well as hoped, partly because it was more expensive. This was also Outhwaite?'s fifth colored book and her public already knew what to expect. In short, it was competing with her other books. She credits Hans Christian Anderson for introducing her to Fairyland but, in truth, it was her bush land countryside that caught her imagination. There is also an undeniable influence by Palmer Cox's Brownies. Other artists that she admired were Phil May, Aubrey Beardsley, Daniel Vierge and Gordone Browne citing her passion for black and white art.?"It was when I was eleven that someone gave me a bottle of Indian ink and Gillot nibs and I discovered the bliss of working in black and white, which always has been and always will be my favourite medium. There is something magical in seeing what you can do, what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely with a pen point and a bottle of ink; to find out that wind can be suggested with a few long sweeping lines, and a quiet moony sky by a few straight ones round the outline of a halfpenny.?"Most certainly, as a child, Outhwaite must have been exposed to the color work of Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. But as an adult in the publishing field, there is no doubt that the work of Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielsen caught her attention. Marcie Muir & Robert Holden. The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, p. 162; Marcie Muir. A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books. p. 644.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Television. Very fine copy in very fine dust jacket

      London: Pitman, 1926. First edition. First Book on Television in English: Superb CopyDinsdale, Alfred. Television: Seeing by wireless. 8vo. 62pp. London: W. S. Caines for Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. 186 x 125 mm. Original printed paper boards, pictorial dust-jacket. Very fine copy. Boxed.First Edition of the first book in English on television. Dinsdale discusses the technical challenges faced by early experimenters (Jan van Szczepanik, Boris Rosing, Denoys von Kihaly and others), but focuses primarily on the work of the Scottish engineer John Logie Baird (1888-1946), the first person to produce televised pictures of objects in motion. In February 1924 Baird produced the first television image in outline, and in April 1925 he transmitted the first pictures between two televisions. By the following October Baird had succeeded in transmitting images with gradations of light and shade, and on January 27, 1926, he successfully transmitted recognizable human faces between two rooms by television. Of Baird's early experiments, Dinsdale writes: "Baird's weird apparatus-old bicycle sprockets, biscuit tins, cardboard discs and bullseye lenses, all tied together with sealing wax and string-failed to impress those who were accustomed to the shining brass and exquisite mechanism of the instrument maker. The importance of the demonstration was, however, realized by the scientific world . . ." (p. 49). Although he did not succeed in producing a viable system of television, Baird paved the way for future technical developments. Television reached a state of technical feasibility in 1931, and the first high-definition broadcasting system was launched in London in 1936 by the BBC.The copy we are offering is in nearly pristine condition, and is the finest copy we have seen in our four decades in business. The Richard Green copy, with a tape repair on the back panel of the dust-jacket and some minor rubbing, sold at Christie's on June 17, 2008 for $16,250.00. Shiers, Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide to 1940, 841.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        The Second Book of Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.

      1926 - 4to., original cloth lettered on spine and upper board. A very good copy with rather tatty remains of original dust wrapper. First edition. Inscribed by James Johnson to the African-American anthologist, critic, editor of the influential annual Anthology of Magazine Verse, and poet William Stanley Braithwaite, "For Stanley from Jim." Johnson had included several of Braithwaite's poems in his pioneering Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        H.M.S. Suffolk "Nous Maintiendrons".

      - 8vo. Original midnight blue leather, titled in gilt; illustrated title-page, numerous black and white photographs and cartoons throughout; a very good copy with some rubbing to the extremities and offsetting to the endpapers. First edition. A record of the Third Commission of H.M.S Suffolk on China Station, with visits to such places as Hong-Kong, Bali, Darwin, Borneo, Manila, Nanking Nankow, Singtao, Kobe, & Nagasaki. HMS Suffolk was a County class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy, and part of the Kent subclass. She was built by Portsmouth Dockyard, launched on 16 March 1926, and commissioned on 25 June 1928. HMS Suffolk, like her sister ships, served on the China Station, save for reconstruction, until the outbreak of the Second World War The author of this log, R.H. Howard was Instructor Lieut-Commander on the Suffolk. "This book is the outcome of a request to keep a record of the Third Commission of H.M.S. Suffolk. In jotting down these events in the form of a narrative the writer is endebted to those who kindly came forward with cartoons, photograves and verse, and it is his hope that the volumes may be of interest to all who sailed he seas in the "Suffolk" during the years 1933-35. OCLC records three copies at the National Maritime Museum, the National Library of Australia, and University of Hong Kong. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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      Milano, Famiglia Meneghina, 1926-1949. In-16 gr., 33 volumi, per lo piu?' rilegati in tela, e brossura. Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" di questa celebre raccolta di storia e letteratura milanese, in tiratura limitata di 500 esemplari. Alcuni titoli, particolarmente importanti per la storia e la cultura di Milano e Lombardia, sono qui pubblicati in prima edizione. In buono stato (good copy).

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. From 1775 to 1918. Specially bound for subscribers

      London: Lund Humphries, first edition set , 1926. 3 volumes published between 1926 and 1929. Illustrations and maps. Copy number 174 in the subscribers' full white vellum blocked in gold, spines slightly soiled. The normal edition is in blue cloth.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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        Ship Models of the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1926. Quarto, illustrations, a fine copy in original blue cloth, gilt vignette and slipcase. A handsome and useful work on early ship-building, profusely illustrated with 124 plates including 12 photogravures, the remainder full page photographic plates. Ships from many countries are represented including man-of-wars, yachts, flagships, frigates, galleys, barges, brigs and so on. Amongst the models that are especially good and historically valuable, it is the man-of-war that dominates.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        LE MALHEUREUX PETIT VOYAGE Agrémenté de Quinze illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi.

      Paris, L'Estampe Moderne, 1926. In-8 p., mz. marocch. con ang. coevo (lievi abras.), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su due tasselli, taglio sup. dorato, pp. 207,(3), con le bellissime illustrazioni di Brunelleschi colorate "au pochoir": sono 15 grandi vignette e 11 finalini nel t., oltre ad alc. testate e finali in b.n. alle Note. Prima edizione illustrata da Umberto Brunelleschi, della "deliziosa opera di Gabriel Soulages. "Le Malherureux petit voyage" può essere considerato il capostipite del filone erotico, prediletto poi dall'artista nel quarto decennio". Cosi' Ercoli "Brunelleschi", p. 63. Cfr. anche Fanelli/Godoli,I, p. 75-76 - Benezit,II, p. 893. Bella ediz. di 500 esempl. numer. Il ns., 196, fa parte della tiratura di 435 "sur vélin d'Arches" (num. 40 a 474). Esempl. con barbe, molto ben conservato.

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        TELEGRAFO E TELEFONO DELL'ANIMA Con norme e regolamento di F.T. Marinetti.

      Milano, Morreale, 1926. In-16 gr., bross. (tracce d?'uso), pp. 158,(2). Raccolta di poesie futuriste. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Salaris pag. 39. Lieve alone di max. 4 mm. al marg. super., altrim. bell?'esemplare ben conservato.

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        North American Indians; Being Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839 [Two Volumes]

      John Grant. Hardcover. Edinburgh, 1926. 8vo, two volumes, 298 + 303 pp. A bright, near fine set in the scarce original jackets. A beautiful early edition of Catlin's work, with illustrations in color. A very good plus set. Some light normal shelfwear to cloth and tanning to pages, small mark (possibly paint from a bookshelf) to lower corner of rear board of the first bolume, otherwise in near fine condition. Jackets are in fair to good condition with large chips at spine and a few chips to edges. This edition includes 320 color illustrations on 180 plates. Includes a folding map. A very nice set, quite scarce with the original jackets. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1926.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Paul Valery. Les contemporains, Etudes, Portraits, Documents, Biographies.

      . Paris: Gustave Pigot 1926. Editions de la Revue le Capitole Paris. Illustr. in colour. Limited to 936 copies. Well-preserved copy bound uncut with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice privat paperbinding with leatherlabel on spine and vellum on headbands and edges (Rubow-bind). Binding signed Juul-Lassen. * Copy no. 234 of 400 on 'papier Madagascar' with 1 drypoint on papier Hollande, portrait of Valery..

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        Legal history of the world (Set 3 Volumes) (fine)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) FA LV SHI DE SHI JIE ( SHANG ZHONG XIA )( JING )

      Legal Pub. Date :2011-09-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 1926 Publisher: Law Pub. Date :2011-09-01 version 1. Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        The Chronicles of the East India Company Trading to China 1635-1834.

      Harvard University Press / Oxford Clarendon Press 1926-29, Cambridge / Oxford - Five volume set. Review copies with slips and publisher's prospectus laid in. xxi, 305pp; vi, 435pp; vi, 388pp; vi, 427pp; vi, 196pp. Original blue cloth stamped in blind on the sides and in gold on the spines. With nineteen illustrations and five maps. Some minor annotations in pen/pencil in the first volume but still a bright, clean near fine set. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Casuarina Tree Six Stories

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1926. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Maugham's seal to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Bump to top corner, extremities rubbed, partial tanning to free endpapers, spotting to edges and occasionally to margins of contents. A very good copy in the rubbed and faded jacket with significant chips from the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        China in Sign and Symbol. With Decorations by Kent Crane. First edition in Jacket, chemise and slipcase

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh. Very Good. 1926. First; First. A beautiful copy preserved in the more desirable art deco jacket. Housed in custom chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Photographs of Peking storefronts by J.D. Zumbrun; color lithographs of shop signs by Kent Crane. Deckled edges.; 4to; xx, 227 pages .

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        [Photograph]: Original Portrait

      New York: G.G.G. Photo Studio, Inc.. 1926. Original gelatin silver portrait photograph of a woman by James Van Der Zee. Image size 7" x 8.5", in a folding mat (which is lacking part of the overleaf, with a second part of the overleaf detached). Signed "Van Der Zee, N.Y.C. 1926" in the plate, stamped twice with the photographer's "G.G.G. Photo Studio" rubberstamp on the back of the photo, and with a paper label on the rear of the mat. A portrait of a well-dressed African-American woman seated with her arm leaning on the back of a chair near a table with a vase of flowers, in generally fine condition, with one small spot of discoloration near her left elbow. A nice image from Van Der Zee's at the height of his popularity. Van Der Zee's most desirable photos are examples such as this from his Harlem Studio during the Harlem Renaissance. His photographs of this period are exceptionally uncommon, and even reprint rights are expensive. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rhumbs (Notes et Autres).

      Paris: Éditions Le Divan. Premiére édition, 1926. Bon état général. Bon exemplaire. Couverture protégée avec jaquette protective en plastique transparente. Intérieur très propre. Dédicace de l'auteur sur page de garde « á Georges Duhamel son ami, Paul Valéry». Illustrée de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte d"après Léonardo Da Vinci. / First edition, ordinary issue of this collection of reflections, observations and maxims by the master. A near fine copy in publisher's printed wrappers, inscribed by Valéry to French homme de letters, Georges Duhamel. A very nice association. . Paris, Éditions Le Divan, 1926. 18 x 12 cm. 158 pages. Broché. Premiére édition, 1926. Bon état général. Bon exemplaire. Couverture protégée avec jaquette protective en plastique transparente. Intérieur très propre. Dédicace de l'auteur sur page de garde « á Georges Duhamel son ami, Paul Valéry». Illustrée de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte d"après Léonardo Da Vinci. / First edition, ordinary issue of this collection of reflections, observations and maxims by the master. A near fine copy in publisher's printed wrappers, inscribed by Valéry to French homme de letters, Georges Duhamel. A very nice association. [ Les Soirées du Divan, 21]. Extrait : Devenir un "Grand Homme" ce n'est que dresser les gens à aimer tout ce qui vient de vous ; à le désirer. - On les habitue à son moi comme à une nourriture; et ils la lèchent dans la main. Mais il y a donc deux sortes de grands hommes : -Les uns qui donnent aux gens ce qui plaît aux gens ; les autres, qui leur apprennent à manger ce qu'ils n'aiment pas.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Vystrel Na Slepo (A Shot in the Dark) Pribeh z provincie.

      (Praha): Edice Olymp, . A very good, uncut copy, some edge wear and minor browning. One of only 500 copies (this one unnumbered). Signed and inscribed by Marnek in the year of publication. . (Praha), Edice Olymp, [1926]. Large Octavo. 44 pages. First edition in publisher's printed wrappers - Typography of the wrappers by Vit Obrtel. A very good, uncut copy, some edge wear and minor browning. One of only 500 copies (this one unnumbered). Signed and inscribed by Marnek in the year of publication. [Edice Olymp - Svazek 4].

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        Crystallizing Public Opinion

      Boni and Liveright, New York, 1926, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Second PrintingSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 218 pages. Second printing of the 1923 first edition. "The first book to be devoted exclusively to an occupation which is gradually becoming of overwhelming national importance." - N.Y. Times Book Review. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality vintage copy of this highly significant work. A wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any prominent public relations professional.

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        Graven Images

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. The Riverside Press, 1926 - "For Lilly from Caresse We did so love the luncheon at 'Barberry Hill', next year it must be '19 rue de Lille.'" Caresse Crosby, born Mary Phelps Jacob into a prominent New England family, married Harry Crosby and moved to France in 1922. Two years later they founded the Black Sun Press, the great modernist imprint, and published Joyce, Hart Crane, Lawrence, and others. 19, rue de Lille was their Paris residence. After Harry Crosby committed suicide in 1929, Caresse carried on Black Sun Press and founded Crosby Continental Editions. Her later memoir is entitled "The Passionate Years"; Geoffrey Wolff's "Black Sun. The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby" offers a counterbalancing perspective First edition. 8vo. ix, 101 pp. Blue paper over boards. Spine laid down, chip at head repaired (small loss to G). Stamps from Beverley School for the Deaf on front endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Duffer's Handbook of Golf

      New York, The MacMillan Company 1926 - Description: vii p. , 1 l. , 163 p. Illus. 26 cm. Signed by both the author and artist. Limited to 500 copies (this number 240) . Subjects: Golf--Early Works--Handbook Very good copy in the original paper-labeled tartan cloth. Spine bands and board extremities slightly dulled and rubbed as with age with minor wear to the panels. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scarce 1 Kg. 163 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Schlachten des Weltkrieges. 36 Bände in 38 Büchern (komplett). Halblederausgabe. In Einzeldarstellungen bearbeitet und herausgegeben im Auftrage des Reichsarchivs.

      Oldenburg i. O., Berlin; Gerhard Stalling 1926 (ff). 8° Halbledereinband - Sehr guter Zustand, lediglich handschriftlicher Namenseintrag auf dem Vorsatz, Band 10 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Kopf des Rückens. Mit den Karten. Band 1: Douaumont 1916 Band 2: Karpaten und Dnjesterschlacht 1915 Band 3: Antwerpen 1914 Band 4: 'Jildirim' - Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden Band 5: Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916 Band 6: Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains Band 7a: Die Schlacht bei St. Quentin 1914 - I.Teil Band 7b: Die Schlacht bei St. Quentin 1914 - II.Teil Band 8: Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk Band 9: Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi 1916 + Jakobstadt Band 10: Ypern 1914 Band 11: Weltkriegsende an der Macedonischen Front Band 12a: Der Durchbruch am Isonzo Teil 1: Die Schlacht um Tolmein & Flitsch 24.-27.Oktober 1917 Band 12b: Der Durchbruch am Isonzo Teil 2: Die Verfolgung über den Tagliamento bis zum Piave Band 13: Die Tragödie von Verdun 1916 Teil 1: Die Deutsche Offensivschlacht Band 14: Die Tragödie von Verdun 1916 Teil 2: Das Ringen um Fort Vaux Band 15: Die Tragödie von Verdun 1916 Teil 3: Toter Mann Höhe 304 und Teil 4: Thiaumont-Fleury Band 16: Der Kampf um die Dardanellen 1915 Band 17: Loretto Band 18: Argonnen Band 19: Tannenberg Band 20: Somme-Nord Teil 1: Die Brennpunkte der Schlacht im Juli 1916 Band 21: Somme-Nord Teil 2: Die Brennpunkte der Schlacht im Juli 1916 Band 22: Das Marnedrama 1914 Teil 1 Band 23: Das Marnedrama 1914 Teil 2 Band 24: Das Marnedrama 1914 Teil 3: 1.Abschnitt Die Kämpfe des Gardekorps und des rechten Flügels der 3.Armee vom 5.-8. September Band 25: Das Marnedrama 1914 Teil 3: 2.Abschnitt Ausgang der Schlacht Band 26: Das Marnedrama 1914 Teil 4: Die Schlacht vor Paris Band 27: Flandern 1917 Band 28: Die Osterschlacht bei Arras 1917 Teil 1 Band 29: Die Osterschlacht bei Arras Teil 2: Zwischen Scarpe und Bullecourt Band 30: Gorlice Band 31: Die Tankschlacht bei Cambrai 1917 Band 32: Deutsche Siege 1918 Band 33: Wachsende Schwierigkeiten 1918 Band 34: Der letzte deutsche Angriff 1918 Band 35: Schicksalswende 1918 Band 36: Die Katastrophe des 8.August 1918.

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        Judas, Or The Betrayal

      Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1926. Octavo. (i), 15, (i)pp. One of 200 copies. Eric Gill's own copy, with his illustrated bookplate to front pastedown. Printed in black and red on heavy handmade paper, with David Jones's fine wood engraving "Judas with Caiphas and the Devil" on the title page. This brief one-act play by Pepler with a Prologue and Epilogue depicts Judas's temptation by Caiaphas, with the only other characters being Pilate and a personified "Conscience." According to a contemporary review in The Times quoted on the Press's announcement for the book, the play "...renews and combines most successfully the austerity and edification of the 'Mysteries' and the colloquial simplicity of the 'Miracles.'" Bound in full brown calf with blind rules bordering the covers. Spine and corners somewhat rubbed, covers bowing slightly, and a split between the Prologue and first page, else a very good copy of notable provenance. Announcement from the Press laid in.

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      New York, Newark, N. J.: Barse & Hopkins Publishers,. [1926]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-424,. original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Top edge of text block dusty, else a fine copy in very good three-. color pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, shallow fraying. with some loss at spine ends, some dust soiling to rear panel, and. clipped price. The striking jacket is rarely seen. (#109902). First edition. Science fiction thriller of search for deadly bacillus stolen by criminal mastermind. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1994. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 678. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 12899. Hubin (1994), p. 730.

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        The Common Carol Book

      Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1926. Octavo. 75pp. One of 225 copies. Illustrated throughout with twenty-three wood engravings. Most of these were done by children, but two are by David Jones and three by Eric Gill. A collection of hymns for Christmas and Easter, presented primarily in Latin with plain-chant notation, but a few are in English. In a variant binding of quarter black cloth and boards covered with red and black printed paper from Cantica Natalia. Slight surface soliling to covers, else about fine.

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      Centre Muntanyenc Barcelonés. - Barcelona. 1926-1936. 28X20. Tela. 6 Volums. Vol 1: Comarques de l'interior de Catalunya i Comarques confinats amb el Mediterrani, 326Pág+2h. Vol 2: Interior i extrem nord occidental de Catalunya, 372Pág+3h. Vol 3: Principat d'Andorra, 70Pág+2h. Vol 4: El sud de Catalunya, 328Pág+2h. Vol 5: Comarques de l'interior i de la part Nord-Oest de Catalunya, 382Pág+2h i finalment el Vol 6: Mallorca, 184Pág+3h. Magnífica Obra profusament il.lustrada i fotocromada amb uns acabats exquisits. Completa. Ref 4.7 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original pencil, pen and black ink and red watercolor drawing, of a dog on back two paws

      N.p. , 1926. 10 x 7 1/4 inches. Signed in lower right corner ("Tony Sarg/26") On the Stationery on "Tony Sarg's Marionettes 54 West Ninth Street". Lower 2/3 mounted on black construction paper; with folds . Tony Sarg (1882-1942) was born in Guatemala, studied in Germany, and began his career doing illustrations and advertisements in London. Coming to America in 1914, he became a noted illustrator, working for a large number of publishers and advertisers and writing and illustrating several children's books of his own. In addition, he designed textiles, wallpaper, boxes, rugs, glass and pottery, and indulged his particular fancy for marionettes (see letterhead). He experimented with early animated cartoons, and designed some of the gigantic balloons for the annual Macy Thanksgiving parades in New York City

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        The American Indian (A Magazine Devoted to the Indian Country and Its People) Vol 1 Nos 1, Vol 2 Nos 3, 8, 10; Vol 3 Nos 2,7,8,9,11; Vol 4 Nos 8,9,10,12; And Vol 5 Nos 1,3 and 4 [Incomplete Run - 16 Issues]

      Tulsa, Oklahoma: American Indian, The 1926-1931. (Wrappers) 16pp. per Issue. Good to very good. 16 Issues folio in original wrappers with illustrations in text from photos, etc. Minor soiling to covers else clean broken run of this scarce periodical. Contents - Oklahoma History - Indian Lore - and Current News of Indian Life. Dedication (1st Issue) "To all Indians in North America in whose veins flows the blood of the "Oldest Aristocracy" of the western hemisphere and more especially to those stoic and faithful leaders who have passed beyond the "pale frontiers of life", the American Indian is dedicated"..

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        Pecheur d'Islande.

      . Paris: A. et G. Mornay 1926. Illustr. in colour by H. Barthelemy. Uncut in half morocco, gilt ship design on spine, top edge gilt, orig. wrappers preserved. * Limited to 897 copies on papier sur rives..

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        Über die Entwickelung unserer Anschauungen über das Wesen und die Konstitution der Strahlung.Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1909. First edition.

      The true first printing (see below), extremely rare author's offprint issue, of this paper which Wolfgang Pauli said "can be considered as one of the landmarks in the development of theoretical physics" (Schilpp, p. 154). This paper marks the introduction of the modern "photon" concept (although the term itself was introduced much later, in a 1926 paper by Gilbert N. Lewis). It contains "the first well-conceived promulgation of the wave-particle duality of light [which] had implications as profound as Einstein's earlier theoretical breakthroughs" (Isaacson, p. 157). Einstein here anticipated the principle of complementarity, one of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics. His own proposal for a solution of the wave-particle paradox - that Maxwell's equations for electromagnetic fields be modified to allow wave solutions that are bound to singularities of the field - was never developed, although it may have influenced Louis de Broglie's pilot wave hypothesis for quantum mechanics, developed in his famous thesis <i>Recherches sur la théorie des quanta</i> (1924).<br/><br/> In September 1909, soon after he had become <i>ausserordentlicher</i> Professor at the University of Zurich, Einstein delivered a lecture at a meeting of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärtze in Salzburg, Austria. "Einstein began by explaining how the wave theory of light was no longer complete. Light (or any radiation) could also be regarded, he said, as a beam of particles or packets of energy, which he said was akin to what Newton had posited. "Light has certain basic properties that can be understood more readily from the standpoint of the Newtonian emission theory than from the standpoint of the wave theory," he declared. "I thus believe that the next phase of theoretical physics will bring us a theory of light that can be interpreted as a kind of fusion of the wave and of the emission theories of light..."<br/><br/> "As a result, he said, light must be regarded as behaving like both an undulating wave and a stream of particles. "These two structural properties simultaneously displayed by radiation," he declared at the end of his talk, "should not be considered as mutually incompatible"" (Isaacson, pp. 156-7). <br/><br/> "Einstein's report on the constitution of radiation at the physics meeting in Salzburg in 1909, where he appeared before a larger audience for the first time, can be considered as one of the landmarks in the development of theoretical physics. It deals with both special relativity and quantum theory and contains the important conclusion that the elementary process must be directed (needle radiation) not only for absorption, but also for the emission of radiation, although this postulate was in open conflict with the classical idea of emission in a spherical wave, which is indispensable for the understanding of the coherence properties of radiation, as they appear in interference experiments. Einstein's postulate of a directed emission process has been further supported by strong thermodynamical arguments in his subsequent work" (Pauli, 'Einstein's contribution to quantum theory,' in Schilpp, p. 154). <br/><br/> The present paper was also published in the <i>Physikalische Zeitschrift</i> 10 (1909), but the <i>Verhandlungen</i> issue has priority: it was published in issue no. 20 on 30 October 1909, the <i>Physikalische Zeitschrift</i> version appeared in issue no. 22 of 10 November. OCLC lists just two copies of the present offprint, one at King's College, London and one in the Swiss National Library (no copies in America). <br/><br/> W. Isaacson, <i>Einstein. His Life and Universe</i>, 2007; A. Pais, <i>Subtle is the Lord</i>, 1982; P. A. Schilpp (ed.), <i>Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist</i>, 1949; Ernst Weil, <i>Albert Einstein. A Bibliography of his Scientific Papers</i>, 1960, no. 30.. Offprint from Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft 11 (1909). 8vo, pp. 482-500. Original printed wrappers, "Überricht vom Verfasser" printed on the upper cover. A very fine copy

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        The Voyage Out.

      Harcourt, Brace and Company [1926], New York - First edition under this publisher (originally published by Doran in 1920). Some foxing to preliminary leaves including title page. Cloth darkened at spine with some minor spotting to front and rear covers. Very good otherwise in a superb fine dust jacket, virtually as new. Kirkpatrick A1d. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photographic investigations of the faint nebulae.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1920.

      First edition of the doctoral thesis of the foremost observational astronomer of the twentieth century, which foreshadows much of Hubble's later work. In particular, it contains the first suggestion that some of the 'nebulae,' or galaxies, lie outside the Milky Way, and thus that the observable universe is much larger than our own galaxy: "Considering the problematic nature of the data, the agreement is such as to lend some color to the hypothesis that the spirals [i.e., spiral galaxies] are stellar systems at distances to be measured often in millions of light years" (p. 9). He confirmed this, one of the most important discoveries in astronomy, in 1926 when he had access to the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson. In his thesis, Hubble also identified for the first time the class of 'elliptical galaxies.' Hubble's thesis is very rare on the market.<br/><br/> Hubble (1889-1953) took his B.S degree in physics and astronomy at the University of Chicago in 1910. He secured a Rhodes scholarship and spent three years in Oxford studying law at the insistence of his father. Back in America he decided to return to the University of Chicago as a graduate student at Yerkes Observatory, where he had access to the 24-inch reflector built by Ritchey in 1901. "It was Hubble's great good fortune that he was completing his graduate studies just as the director of the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, George Ellery Hale, was scouting for new staff. The observatory's 100-inch Hooker telescope, the most powerful in the world, was nearing completion. Hubble accepted Hale's job offer, but, before he could take up the position, the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. He hastily completed his dissertation on "Photographic Investigations of Faint Nebulae" in the spring of 1917 so that he could enlist in the U.S. Army. Hale, however, held the Mount Wilson position open for him until the end of the war" (<i>Britannica</i>).<br/><br/> Hubble began his thesis by summarizing the state of knowledge of nebulae in 1917: "Extremely little is known of the nature of nebulae, and no significant classification has yet been suggested; not even a precise definition has been formulated. The essential features are that they are situated outside our solar system, that they present sensible surfaces, and that they should be unresolved into separate stars. . . . Some at least of the great diffuse nebulosities . . . lie within our stellar system; while others, the great spirals, with their enormous radial velocities and insensible proper motions apparently lie outside our system" (p. 1). He went on to carry out "a statistical study of the "numerous small faint nebulae, vague markings on the photographic plate, whose very forms are indistinct." Hubble studied several clusters of these small, faint nebulae that he had discovered by photographing fields with the 24-inch reflector oat the Yerkes Observatory. Until this time only 76 nebulae were known in clusters; Hubble added 512 more in seven well-defined clusters. These objects he classified according to form, brightness, and size, and he measured their positions accurately. <br/><br/> "Hubble went on to estimate the minimum sizes of these objects by reasoning that "the spirals form a continuous series from the great nebula of Andromeda to the limit of resolution, the small ones being much more numerous. Considering them to be scattered at random as regards distance and size, some conception may be formed of their dimensions from the data at hand. The average radial velocity of those so far observed is about 400 km/sec, while the proper motion is negligible. Putting the annual proper motion at 0".05 the lower limit of the average distance is found to be 7500 light years. If they are within our sidereal system, then, as they are most numerous in the direction of its minimum axis, the dimensions of our system must be much greater than commonly supposed." Hubble continued with an estimate of the velocity of escape from a spiral, which he found to be comparable to that of the galaxy. Thus he concluded, "Considering the problematic nature of the data, the agreement is such as to lend some color to the hypothesis that the spirals are stellar systems at distances to be measured often in millions of light years"" (<i>Edwin Powell Hubble 1889-1953: A Biographical Memoir</i>, National Academy of Sciences, pp. 188-9). <br/><br/> "On the plates Hubble took with [the 24-inch reflector, Hubble] found several <i>clusters</i> of small, faint 'nebulae.' He commented on the large number of small, faint nebulae that are <i>not</i> spirals, but that are "round or nearly so, brightening more or less gradually toward the center, and devoid of detail." The brightest member of this class was M60, and he said that their spectra... were "continuous, and probably of the same type as those of the spirals and the globular clusters." Thus although Keeler and Curtis had supposed that all the small 'nebulae' were unresolved spirals, Hubble had correctly recognized that they are not, and had defined the class of objects which he was later to name elliptical galaxies. He tried ... to derive information on the distances of the nebulae from his meager observational data combined with half-understood theoretical ideas... he was groping with inadequate instruments toward the solution of great problems" (Bertolotti, p. 271). <br/><br/> "In 1919 Hubble finally joined the Mount Wilson Observatory. There his achievements made him the foremost astronomer of the 20th century and one of the most influential scientists of all time in changing our understanding of the universe. He demonstrated conclusively, after centuries of fruitless speculation by other astronomers, that spiral nebulae are independent galaxies at great distances beyond our own galaxy. This great accomplishment was only the starting point for Hubble. Other scientists, including Einstein, had assumed the universe to be static. Hubble went on to show that the universe is expanding" ( <br/><br/> There are two variant issues of this work. The other has a different title page and wrappers - see<br/><br/> B. Bertolotti et al, <i>Modern cosmology in retrospect</i>, 1990.. Publications of the Yerkes Observatory, Vol. IV, Part II. 4to (300 x 236 mm), pp. [iv], 17 with two plates (numbered III & IV). Original printed wrappers, upper left corner with small loss, otherwise a very fine copy. Rare

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        Schriftsteller (1886-1950): Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 14. III. 1928. 4°. 1/2 S.,

      - An seinen Verleger Dr. Friedrich Possekel, Berlin, der von 1926-1933 Direktor der "Deutschen Buch-Gemeinschaft" (DBG) war: "Lieber Herr Possekel, anbei mit bestem Dank und Druckerlaubnis [für] die kleine Alexanderglosse. Auch von der großen Einleitung hätte ich gern bald letzte Korrektur und 10 Abzüge, vielleicht kann ich bei dieser Gelegenheit auch die Titelei sehen? Hoffentlich kann ich mich bald auch dem Reich Alexanders Großen (!) direkt nach China begeben? ." - 1930 erschien bei der DBG J. G. Droysens "Geschichte Alexander des Großen", neu herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Albert Ehrenstein. In den Jahren 1923-32 beschäftigte sich Ehrenstein intensiv mit der Übersetzung bzw. Nachdichtung chinesischer Prosa ("Räuber und Soldaten" 1927) und Lyrik (z. B. "China klagt. Nachdichtungen revolutionärer chinesischer Lyrik aus drei Jahrtausenden", 1924 bei Malik), so daß er froh war, wieder zu dieser Arbeit zurückzukehren. 1931/32 vollendete Ehrenstein bei der DBG: "Das gelbe Lied. Nachdichtungen chinesischer Lyrik", von der "die Deutschen Buch-Gemeinschaft 1933 nur siebzehn Exemplare drucken konnte, da die Nationalsozialisten den weiteren Druck und die Auslieferung verhinderten" (Vgl. Albert Ehrenstein: Werke Bd. 3, Boer Verlag). - Schöner Brief über Ehrensteins Arbeit als Herausgeber. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Vie Militaire Dans le Dakota; Notes et Souvenirs (1867-1869)

      Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion, Paris 1926 - Avec un portrait hors texte. Howes T356. Graff 4198. Text in French. Original glassine yellowed and chipped at edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Constant Wife

      New York: George H. Doran. (1926). First. First edition, preceding the English edition. Frontispiece portrait of Ethel Barrymore, to whom the book is dedicated and who appeared in the original production. Fine in a very attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with a touch of tanning, and some light splash marks on the spine. A very nice copy of this play, basis for the 1929 Robert Milton-directed early talkie Charming Sinners with Ruth Chatterton, Clive Brook, Mary Nolan, and William Powell. .

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