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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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        The Mystery of Mademoiselle [Authorial Corrections]

      Hodder and Stoughton London [1926] - First English Edition, Advance Proof Copy in original printed wrappers with "Proof." and title at front panel. Extremely rare Hubin listed mystery title to be found in original advance state wrappers. This copy with numerous corrections throughout text in Le Queux's hand, including changes in word choice, spelling, and few complete sentences. Advance proofs of Le Queux, often considered the father of espionage fiction, are uncommon, and with his corrections even more so. Very Good plus, some modest shelf wear, minor loss at spine ends and corners, one page with outer margin corners torn away. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vi 1 [2] 3-326 [327-328: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank],. original red-brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. Early copy with gift inscription in a neat hand dated 9 July 1926 on. front free endpaper. A fine copy in about near fine pictorial dust. jacket with sunned spine panel and very light wear at head and tail. of spine panel and corner tips. Overall, an attractive example of the. jacket. (#40198). First edition. Merritt's second book. Although Wentz notes "several printings" and G. Gordon Dewey in FANTASY ADVERTISER, December 1948 notes five "printings," there was but a single printing. "... Putnam had been unable to sell a pitifully small edition of a thousand copies of THE SHIP OF ISHTAR in book form and the sheets for the last three hundred copies were finally purchased by Munsey, and were bound and distributed to readers of ARGOSY- ALL-STORY Magazine." - Sam Moskowitz, Explorers of the Infinite (Cleveland: World, 1963), p. 203. This book is found in numerous variant bindings, no priority established, this copy bound in red-brown mesh weave cloth with yellow stamping and top edge not stained. "... the most fully realized of all his fantasies." - Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 36. "The most romantic of Merritt's works. Very uneven as a novel. Sometimes fascinating, sometimes dull; pretentious, yet with a knowing wink of humor now and then; finely imagined, if not always executed." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1157. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-42. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 130-31. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-246. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 838- 39. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 559. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 156. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 746. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1407-11. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 140. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10070. Currey, p. 365 (binding C).

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        Unordnung und frühes Leid.

      Bln., S.Fischer, (1926).. Kl.-8°. Farb. illustr. OGanzlederbd. mit Kopfgoldschnitt in farb. illustr. OPp.-Schuber (dieser gering berieben). 126 SS., 1 Bl. mit Vorderdeckelillustr., illustr. Vorsätzen sowie Titelillustr. in Orig.-Radierung von Karl Walser.. Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 42 von 300 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. - Badorrek-H. B 60.1. Beck 235. Bürgin I, 31. Haack-K. 125. Holstein, Blickfang 172 mit Abb. (spätere Aufl.). Potempa E 29.1. Wilpert-G.² 36. - Ohne den meist fehlenden Korrekturzettel zum Impressum, in dem das Buch in Pergament gebunden angegeben wird. Seitenschnitt etwas stockig, vereinzelt ein Blatt gering gebogen, aber nicht geknickt, insgesamt sehr schön erhalten. - Im Druckvermerk von Thomas Mann signiert.

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      G. P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York 1926 - Octavo. original blue cloth, spine and front panels stamped in gold. Signed by Dunsany on the front free end paper. One of the author's best fantasies. "An excellent fantasy in the tradition of George MacDonald." - Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 3-117. Tymm: Fantasy Literature pp. 79. A very good copy, mild shelfwear to corners and spine ends, spotting to edges, in a very good dust jacket, showing dust soiling, small chip to upper front corner, light shelfwear along top edge, light chipping to head of spine panel, two small chips to upper rear panel, light shelfwear with minor loss to base of spine panel, several tiny chips, shelf wear along bottom rear edge, small chip and creasing at bottom edge near flap fold with short closed tear. (8549) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Entree interdit au public.

      Ohne weitere Angaben [d.i. Paris, Libraire Paul Cotinaud, um 1926].. 4°. 2 Bll. (Titel, Einleitung) und 20 Original-Radierungen in Schwarz, Braun, Rot oder Grün auf Japan abgezogen. Jeweils unter Masken. Privat gebunden in Halb-Maroquin auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitel. Titelschild der Orig.-Mappe auf olivgrünem Papier aufgezogen und miteingebunden.. Eins von nur 250 numerierten Exemplaren auf Japon Imperial. Diese seltene Mappe von Vertes erschien anonym. Sie vereint die facettenreiche Darstellung des Erotischen vom drastisch Sexuellen über das allzu Menschliche bis zur liebevoll-ironischen Beobachtung. Erotik vom Feinsten. Die ebenfalls anonyme Einleitung wird Pierre Mac Orlan zugeschrieben. Einband minimal berieben. Sehr gutes und frisches Exemplar. Dutel 1487 (lt. Dutel handelt es sich bei dieser Mappe um Heliogravüren, die anderen Bibliographen sprechen jedoch von Radierungen). Vokaer 1; vgl. Newsletter 2, S. 24 (jedoch nicht mit eindeutiger chronologischer Zuordnung). Pia 404. ---------------------------- Entree interdite au public. Slnd. [1926]. Exceptionnel ensemble complet de ses 20 planches. In-4 demi-reliure chagrin vert. Dos a 5 nerfs avec titre d'or. Relie avec l'etiquette de titre originaux sur papier vert. 4 pp. (titre, justificatif du tirage, introduction [de P. Mac Orlan]), 20 planches gravees sous chemises avec fenetres, 2 ff. blancs. Creee par Marcel Vertes apres qu'il eut quitte sa Hongrie natale, ce recueil de planches erotiques est un de ses chefs d'oeuvre. Gravures dans les tons sepia, vert et noir, toujours d'un trait libre, leger et tres facetieux. Ensemble rarement complet. Tres bel exemplaire. Dutel 1487; Pia 404. -------------------- [Vertes, Marcel]. Entree interdit au public. [Paris, Cotinaud, ca. 1926]. 4 pp. (title, justification, foreword [by Mac Orlan] and 20 original-etchings in black, brown, red or green. Printed on Japanese vellum. Under passepartout. Bound in green half-morocco with gilt stamped title on spine. Bound in also the orig. title label mounted on green paper. One of 250 copies, not in trade. This very rare portfolio of Vertes was published without giving his name and it is the first erotic work of this outstanding artist. In these plates he is sometimes ironic, explicit, vulgar or just human. Erotic art of great artistic quality. Very good copy. Dutel 1487; Pia 404.

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      Berlin sd(1926) - Magnif. ril. in tela, tit. in oro, cm 44x35, pp 22 di t., 81 splend. tavv f.t. con numer. ill. b/n. coperte da veline. Ediz. numer. di soli 400 esempl., il ns è il n° 112. Ottimo esempl.

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        Bleter fun Mein Leben = Pages from My Life

      New York: Jewish Forward, 1926-1931. 8vo. 5 volumes. 515 pp., 458 pp., 493 pp., 607 pp., 595 pp. illus. Very good in blue boards. Fifth volume cover faded, second volume cover somewhat faded, others less so. Third volume in poor protector. Spine top and bottom slightly bumped on all copies.Frontispiece portrait of author. Black-and-white portraits throughout. Yiddish library stamp on front endpaper in first volume.

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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. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges rubbed, free endpapers toned, occasional spotting to contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, frayed, and tanned jacket with a chip from the tail of the spine panel. First edition, first impression. One of Maugham's best regarded collections - chosen by Connolly as one of the 100 key books of the Modern Movement.

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        China in Sign and Symbol

      Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. 19264to Original cream cloth bumped at spine tips and slightly soiled, internally perfect text and plates very clean. 225 x 290 mm.; pp xx, 227. 48 colour magnificent plates, two of which are folding and b. w. photographic plates. Decorations by Kent Crane, introduction, index. frontis + 102 illustrations (many in color and full page) of trade signs of China's merchants and professionals, including: wine shops and inns, foodshops, bath, barber, tailors, clothing merchants, workshops, medicine, well a large fold - out of a Peking funeral procession. scarce. photos on request. tela originale color crema con decorazioni a colori incise, 48 magnifiche tavole fuori testo, a colori o fotografiche, con rappresentate le insegne e i simboli di tutte le professioni e corporazioni cinesi, dai tavernieri ai sarti, dai barbieri ai farmascisti e mercanti di stoffe o alimentari, due delle tavole sono doppie e ripiegate, una rappresenta nei più minuti dettagli una processione funeraria. il rarissimo originale pubblicato a Shanghai, in Cina, nel 1926, in perfetto stato di conservazione per quanto riguarda tavole illustrazioni e testo, nella sua rilegatura editorale leggermente deformata alle estremità superiore e inferiore del dorso e un po' sporca da età e scaffale. altre foto su richiesta.

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        Cantica Natalia. Viginti hymni in honorem Nativitatis Domini nostri Jesu Christi

      Ditchling, Sussex: S. Dominic's Press, 1926. Folio. 52pp. One of 95 copies. With ten original wood engravings by Eric Gill, David Jones, Philip Hagreen, and Desmond Chute, all but two of which are hand-colored. A large-format book of early Christmas carols, some in Latin and some in English, with the music printed medieval-style against red rules. Printed on a grand scale after the antiphonals and graduals of the Renaissance, this was the largest book produced by the Press. This copy bears the ownership inscription of St. Anselm's Church, Southall, and the book has obviously been used. Scansion marks have been added to two hymns in ink, several pages have spots of white candle wax, and the text is soiled in some places from repeated handling. The boards are occasionally stained, including two waterstains to the front cover, and the edges and leather spine label show some wear. Even with its use in a church setting, this copy is near fine in its original binding of brown sailcloth.

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        The Meadows of the Moon

      London: Thornton Butterworth. (1926). First. First edition. Spine-faded, else near fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. Hilton's fifth book. .

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      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. A number of marginal marks and changes to publication dates in the text, all in pencil, possibly by Sergeant. Spine dull but readable with light wear to the tips. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To/Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant--/Eugene O&#39;Neill. Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant published her first article in 1910 in McCLURE&#39;S MAGAZINE where she met Willa Cather, who was working as an editor there. Sergeant became one of the original contributors to THE NEW REPUBLIC and was sent by the magazine to Paris in 1917 to cover the war. Her own experience of being seriously wounded by a grenade was the basis for her book, SHADOW-SHAPES: THE JOURNAL OF A WOUNDED WOMAN (1920). Upon her return to the United States and on her doctor&#39;s advice, she moved to Taos, New Mexico, where she wrote about the Pueblo Indians and New Mexico until moving to New York in the mid-1930s. She authored several books and many biographical profiles of writers and other important American figures.

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        Noa Noa

      Munich: R. Piper & Co. 1926. 204 pp. Limited edition, this is no. 44 of 320 copies. Bound in original raffia cloth with lettering to front board and spine. Publisher's limitation bookplate to front paste-down. Facsimile edition of Gauguin's autograph manuscript of his travel journal Noa Noa. With reproductions of Gauguin's drawings, watercolours and woodcuts, many tipped in. . Near Fine. Publisher's Cloth. Limited Edition. 1926. 4to..

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        Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Volume I: The Evolution of Modesty, The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity Auto-Erotism - Volume II: Sexual Inversion - Volume III: Analysis of the Sexual Impulse/ Love and Pain / The Sexual Impulse in Women - Volume IV: Sexual Selection in Man [Touch/Smell/Hearing/Vision] - Volume V: Erotic Symbolism / The Mechanism of Detumescence / The Psychic State in Pregnancy - Volume VI: Sex in Relation to Society - Volume VII: Eonism and Other Supplementary Studies

      Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company. Third Edition. Revised and Enlarged.. Seven Volumes (complete with very rare supplementary volume). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ex-libris labels on pastedowns. The only complete set on the international market.. Third Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company, 1926-28. 22cm x 14.5cm. xv, 352 (4), xi, 391, xii, 351, xi, 270, x, 285, xvi, 656, vii, 539 (7) pages. Original Hardcover (brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Seven Volumes (complete with very rare supplementary volume). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ex-libris labels on pastedowns. The only complete set on the international market. Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 ?- 8 July 1939), was a British physician, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, including transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. He served as president of the Galton Institute and, like many intellectuals of his era, supported eugenics. (Wikipedia) The seven volumes include for example the following chapters: Volume I: Modesty an Agglomeration of Fears/ Children in Relation to Modesty/ The Phenoma of Sexual Periodicity/ The Phenomena of Blushing/ The Question of a Monthly Sexual Cycle in Men/ Insanity, Heart Disease/ The Annual Sexual Rhythm/ Tendency of the Sexual Impulse to Become Heightened in Spring and Autumn/ The Easter and Midsummer Bonfires/ The Growth of Children According to Season/ The Annual Curve of Bread Consumptions in Prisons/ Scarlet Fever/ Auto-Erotism/ The Japanese rin-no-tama and other Special Instruments for Obtaining Auto-Erotic Graification/ Abuse of the Ordinary Implements and Objects of Daily Life/ The Frequency of Hairpin the Bladder/ The Influence of Horse Exercise and Railway Travelling/ Sexual Excitement During Sleep/ Erotic Dreams/ Hysteria and the Question of its Relation to the Sexual Emotions/ The Early Greek Theories of Its Nature and Causation/ Charcot/ Breuer and Freud/ Neurasthenia/ Masturbation/ Mohammedan Attitude/ The Immense Part in Life Played by Transmuted Auto-Erotic Phenomena. Volume II: Homosexuality Among Animals/ The Albanians/ The Greeks/ The Eskimos/ The Tribes of the Northwest United States/ Sexual Inversion at Rome/ Homosexuality in Prisons/ Michelangelo/ Winkelmann/ Muret/ Walt Whitman/ Verlaine/ Burton's Climatic Theory of Homosexuality/ The Racial Factor/ Wesphal/ Hossli/ Casper/ Ulrichs/ Krafft-Ebing/ Moll/ Fere/ Kiernan/ Lydston/ Raffalovich/ Edward Carpenter/ Hirschfeld/ Sexual Inversion in Men and Women/ The Theory and Nature of Sexual Inversion/ The Freudian Theory/ The Influence of School/ The Code Napoleon/ Germany/ England/ THe Attitude of Society etc. Volume III: The Sexual Impulse a Factor of Instint/ The Sexual Impulse in Castrated Animals and Men/ Analogy Between the Sexual Relationship and that of the Suckling Mother and Her Child/ Sexual Selection a Part of Natural Selection/ The Fundamental Importance of Tumescence/ The Primitive Significance of Dancing in Animals and Man/ The Object of Courtship is to Produce Sexual Tumescence/ Analogy Between Coitus and Epilepsy/ Analogy of the Sexual Impulse to Hunger/ The Chief Key to the Relationship Between Love and Pain to be found in Animal Courtship/ Human Play in the Light of Animal Courtship/ The Frequency of Crimes Against the Person in Adolescence/ Marriage by Capture and its Psychological Basis/ Man's Pleasure in Exerting Force/ Sadism/ De Sade/ No Real Line of Demarcation Between Sadism and Masochism/ The Impulse to Strangle the Object of Sexual Desire/ The Wish to be Strangled/ Pain/ Anger and Fear the Most Powerful Emotions/ Their Biological Significance in Courtships/ The Physiological Mechanism of Fatigue Renders Pain Pleasurable/ The Primitive View of Women as a Supernatural Element in Life/ Embodying the Sexual Instinct/ Sexual Anaesthesia/ Special Characters of the Sexual Impulse in Women etc. Volume IV: The Primitive Character of the Skin/ Tickleishness/ The Secondary Sexual Skin Centres/ The Kiss/ The Bath/ Antagonism of Primitive Christianity to the Cult of the Skin/ Its Cult of Personal Filth/ The Primitiveness of Smell/ Rise of the Study of Olfaction/ Zwaardmaker/ Cloquet/ Smell as the Sense of Imagination/ Vasomotor and Muscular Effects/ Odorous Substances as Drugs/ The Specific Body Odors of Various Peoples/ The Ability to Distinguish Individuals by Smell/ The Sense of Smell in Neurasthenic and Allied States/ Olfactory Fetichism/ The Influence of Perfumes/ Their Aboriginal Relationship to Sexual Body Odors/ Fragrance of Flowers/ Synthetic Manufacture of Perfumes/ Musk/ Peau d'Espagne/ Smell of Leather and its Occasional Sexual Effects/ The Identity of many Plant Odors with Certain Body Odors/ The Evil Effects of Excessive Olfactory Stimulation/ The Symptoms of Vanillism/ Occasional Dangerous Results of the Odors of Flowers/ Effects of Flowers on the Voice/ The Place of Smell in Human Sexual Selections/ The Physiological Basis of Rhythm/ The Physiological Influence of Music on Muscular Action, Circulation, Respiration etc./ The Place of Music in Sexual Selection Among the Lower Animals/ The Larynx and Voice in Man/ Ancient Beliefs Concerning the Influence of Music in Morals, Education and Medicine/ Its Therapeutic Uses/ Significance of the Romantic Interest in Music in Puberty/ Primacy of Vision in Man/ Beauty as a Sexual Allurement/ The Objective Element in Beauty/ Ideals of Feminine Beauty in Various Parts of the World/ Savage Women Sometimes Beautiful from European Point of View/ Mutilation/ Steatopygia/ Obesity/ Gait/ The Pregnant Woman/ The Ideals of the Renaissance/ The Hair/ The Beard/ Beauty of Blondes and Brunettes/ The Love of the Exotic/ Movement/ The Mirror/ Narcissism/ Pygmalionism/ The Alleged Charm of Disparity in Sexual Attraction/ The Admiration for High Stature/ The Admiration for Dark Pigmentation/ The Charm of Parity/ Conjugal Mating/ The Origins of the Kiss etc. Volume V: Foot-Fetichism and Shoe-Fetichism/ Restif de la Bretonne/ The Chinese, Greeks, Spaniards, Romans, etc./ The Influence of Early Association and Emotional Shock/ The Tendency to Idealize the Defects of a Beloved Person/ Stendhal's 'Crystallisation'/ Erotic Fetichism/ Wide Extension of the Symbols of Sex/ The Fascination of Physical Constraint/ The Dynamic Element in Erotic Symbolism/ The Symbolism of Garments/ Scatalogic Symbolism/ Urolagnia/ Coprlagnia/ The Ascetic Attitude Toward the Flesh/ Scatalogy in Folk-Lore/ The Obscene as Derived from the Mythological/ The Scatalogy of Saints/ Influence of Nates Fetichism as a Transition to Coprolagnia/ Animals as Sources of Erotic Symbolism/ Mixoscopic Zoophilia/ Bestiality/ The Goat/ Exhibitionism/ A Symbolic Perversion of Courtship/ The Psychological Significance of Detumescence/ The Influence of Exercise/ Erogenous Zones/ Is There an Erotic Temperament?/ Characteristics of the Castrated/ Pigmentation/ Everted Lips/ Bright Eyes/ Shortness of Stature/ Profuse Hair/ The Relationship of Maternal and Sexual Emotion/ Conception and the Loss of Virginity/ Changes in the Nervous System/ Effects of Pregnancy etc. Volume VI: The Mother and Her Child/ The Child's Right to Choose its Ancestry/ Infant Mortality/ The Need of Rest During Pregnancy/ The Economic Question/ The Duty of the State/ Question of Coitus During Pregnancy/ Nurture Necessary as Well as Breed/ Precocious Manifestations of the Sexual Impulse/ Children's Ideas Concerning the Origin of Babies/ The Mother the Natural and Best Teacher/ Books on Sexual Enlightenment/ Value of Botany/ Menstruation/ Sexual Education/ The Valuation of Sexual Love/ The Attitude of Mediaeval Asceticism/ St. Bernard/ The Mystery of Sexual Desire/ Chastity Essential to the Dignity of Love/ The Eighteenth Century Revolt Against the Ideals of Chastity/ Unnatural Forms of Chastity/ Chastity Among the Early Christians/ The Penitentials/ Influence of the Renaissance and the Reformation/ The Revolt Against Virginity as a Virtue/ Potency and Impotence in Popular Estimation/ The Influence of Tradition on Sexual Abstinence/ The Physician As Reformer/ Alcohol/ The Influence of Physical and Mental Exercise/ The Inadequacy of Sexual Hygiene in this Field/ The Orgy/ Prostitution/ The Causes of Prostitution/ India, China, Japan/ Rome/ The Appeal of Civilization Attracts Women to Prostitution/ The Influence of Urban Life/ The Decay of the Brothel/ The Need of Reforming Marriage/ The Significance of Venereal Diseases/ The History of Syphilis/ The Social Dangers of Gonorrhoea/ The Innocent Victims of Venereal Diseases/ Prostitution in Relation to our Marriage System/ The Definition of the Term 'Morality'/ Ethics/ Manifestations of Sexual Morality/ The Theory of the Matriarchate/ Women in Babylonia/ Egypt/ The Ambiguous Influence of Christiantiy/ The Increase of Women Who Work/ The Sexual Responsibility of Women and its Consequences/ The Alleged Moral Inferiority of Women/ Marriage/ Among Animals/ Canon Law/ Contract/ False Ideas of Individualism/ With the Birth of a Child Marriage Ceases to be a Private Concern/ The Firm Basis of Monogamy/ The Art of Love/ Sexual Initiation in Africa and Elsewhere/ Flirtation/ Sexual Ignorance in Women/ The Husband's Education for Marriage/ Variation in Sexual Capacity/ The Lover Compared to the Musician/ The Proposal as a Part of Courtship/ Divination in the Art of Love/ The Unskilful Husband Frequently the Cause of the Frigid Wife/ Coitus Interruptus/ Jealousy/ Risks of Absence/ Primitive Function of Jealousy/ Platonic Friendship/ The Maternal Element in Women's Love/ The Problem of Love One of the Greatest of Social Questions/ The Science of Procreation etc. Volume VII: Eonism/ The Doctrine of Erogenic Zones/ The History of Florrie and the Mechanism of Social Deviation/ The Menstrual Curve of Sexual Impulse/ The Synthesis of Dreams: A Study of a Series of One Hundred Dreams/ The Conception of Narcissism/ Undinism/ Kleptolagnia/ The History of Marriage etc.

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        [Typescript]: The Pages of this Book have to do with The Activities of the Kickapoo Valley Baseball League and that Stellar Player "Slugger" Sutton

      [Richland Center, Wisconsin: no publisher. 1926-1938]. Typescript. (38)pp., and (3)pp. Black three-ring binder with typescript pages, printed rectos only; several cardstock separators, one with a typed label bearing the title; and a rear pocket with three additional typescript sheets, also printed rectos only. The binder is somewhat worn at the spine ends but the pages are fresh with scattered corrections, near fine or better. An unpublished account of the wondrous fictional baseball player, "Slugger" Sutton, based on a real small-town baseball league in Kickapoo River Valley in West Central Wisconsin. A charming tale of a small-town baseball legend who eschewed big leagues success for the ardor of his hometown fans. Further details available upon request. .

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        Portrait of Charles Baudelaire

      [Paris, 1926]. (BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES) No. 2 of 35 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil; with his stamp lower left. 8.3 x 6.5 in. (21.2 x 16.5 cm.). Lithograph. Professionally conserved. Fine. Matted. Rauch 149; Chapon & I. Rouault II, nos. 310-315 and p. 264 . Superb image of the brooding genius so greatly admired by Rouault, who included it in the second edition of his collection, SOUVENIRS INTIMES (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), with portraits of Suares, his mentor Gustave Moreau (2), Leon Bloy, and J.K. Huysmans

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        [Binding, Fine- Paul Bonet] Les Oeuvres de Francois Villon

      Paris: Cite des Livres, 1926. First edition thus. Suerpb half dark blue morocco binding by Paul Bonet [signed "Paul Bonet" in all caps on front dentelle] consisting of inlaid brown and gilt-blocked squares, gilt ruling and lettering with red fantasy marbled boards (and endsheets) leaving an additonal space of bue morocc at outside edges of boards. A representative binding of the celebrated Belgian bookbinder, Paul Bonet, probably the most influential of all French bookbinders of the period. This is an example of his earlier work, typified by geometical gold fillet designs such as this binding. later inscription on front fly, very slight corner bumping, else fine condition. #986 of 1000 Copies.

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        Soldiers' Pay

      New York: Boni And Liveright, 1926 First edition, first printing. One of 2,500 copies. Publisher's navy cloth, lettered in pale yellow, pictorial blue endpapers with floral vine pattern in white. Near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, a hint of toning and faint vertical creasing to spine, a hint of spotting to the top edge, bright and fresh interior. Overall, a tight and fresh copy of Faulkner's first novel. Housed in a custom navy cloth slipcase. Originally titled Mayday, Soldiers' Pay tells the story of the wounded Lieutenant Donald Mahon, who returns to his hometown in Georgia after the conclusion of World War I, accompanied by a war veteran and a widowed soldier's wife. Previously presumed dead, Mahon returns home a shell of his former self-- scarred, with amnesia, and nearly blind. Throughout the novel, Faulkner explores the differences between the expectations and realities experienced by soldiers and civilians reuniting after the world war; just as the broken soldier did not live up to the romanticized image of a triumphant war hero, Mahon's unfaithful fiancée fell short of the devoted sweetheart he expected. Interestingly, Faulkner, after being rejected from the U.S. Air Force because of his small size, joined the Canadian Royal Air Force in 1918 intending to fight in Europe, but the war ended before Faulkner completed his basic training. While he never experienced first-hand war trauma, Faulkner was certainly haunted by the war that created the "Lost Generation.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Investing in Purchasing Power

      New York: Barron's The National Financial Weekly. 1926. First. First edition. Fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny chips. Scarce thus. .

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        Beschreibendes Verzeichnis Der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. VIII.Band : Die Illuminierten Handschriften Und Inkunabeln Der Nationalbibliothek in Wien, Teil II & III.

      Karl W.Hiersemann - 2 Parts (in 2 vols.). II.Teil : "Die deutschen romanischen Handschriften". Mit 44 Tafeln davon 1 farbenlichtdruck und 2 heliogravuren und 236 Abbildungen im Texte. Leipzig 1926. 466pp. Index. Wrs. III.Teil :"Die romanischen Handschriften des Abendlandes mit Ausnahme der deutschen Handschriften" mit 2 Tafeln und 149 Abbildungen im Texte. Leipzig 1927. 162pp. Index. Wrs.; 4to

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        Teddy Bear; More Very Young Songs; Fourteen Songs, etc.

      - Offered here are four of the books in the "Song Book" series al quarto in their original pictorial dust wrappers, two English firsts and two Canadian firsts, as follows: 1) "Teddy Bear and Other Songs," London, 1926, Methuen; "Teddy Bear and Other Songs," Toronto, 1926, McClelland & Stewart; "Fourteen Songs From 'When We Were Very Young," Toronto, 1925, McClelland & Stewart; and "More 'Very Young' Songs, London, 1928, Methuen. All wrappers very good to near fine. Books, two fine condition, the others very good. A nice collectible set.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition. First printing with misprint "stoppped" on page 181. A finely bound copy in full blue morocco with gilt spine, stamping to boards and top edge; marbled end papers. Binding in excellent condition, internal contents Very Good with the occasional smudge or small stain. Hemingway's classic novel -- a Roman a clef about a group of American and British expats in Spain, centered around the characters of Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. It was based on Hemingway's own experiences in Spain in the 1920s, visiting there with his wife and friends and watching bullfighting. It is without question one of the great American novels -- perhaps the most important to depict The Lost Generation. The novel was an immense success - college students began to emulate the dress and manner of the characters and Hemingway was made a household name. Interestingly enough, the first printing of the novel was only around 5000 copies, but this, and a second printing of a few thousand copies, quickly sold out. " [Hemingway] writes as if he had never read anybody's writing, as if he had fashioned the art of writing himself." (Contemporary review in "The Atlantic").

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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company. 1926. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Hinge is starting. Copyright page dated 1926, with no subsequent printings listed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Céleste Ugolin

      Sagittaire 1926 - Sagittaire, Paris 1926, 236 pages, 17,5 X 13 cm Edition originale, un des 5 exemplaires sur Hollande, deuxième papier après 3 Japon Ex. N° 8. Dans une reliure papier étiquette cuir rouge, manque minuscule au coin supérieur du premier plat, couvertures conservées, en parfait état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Girl on the Boat

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1926. 1st Edition 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Good+. The Girl on the Boat by PG Wodehouse First Edition Seventh Printing Herbert Jenkins circa 1926. No foxing or browning to pages / edges, clean and unmarked throughout. Small date inscription to fep, covers fine, bright and unmarked in original pictorial dust jacket priced at 2/6. Very scarce title - further images available on request.

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        L'Aviation au Siam - Aviation in Siam

      Sans lieu, ni date (circa 1926). - 1 volume in-4, reliure moderne plein cuir bordeaux (modern leather binding), 13 pp. (text bilingual- french and english - in 2 columns) with 16 full page black and white illustrations, 1 graphic and 3 large folding maps, a very good copy. An extremely rare copy of this early History of Aviation in Siam, fully illustrated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Eater of Darkness

      Contact Editions, Paris 1926 - Marbled wraps with paper title labels to spine and front panel. This is Coates first book and the book often considered the first novel of the DADA movement. Wear to the extremities with chipping to the head and heel of spine. Otherwise a fiarly sharp copy of one of the more interesting books published by Robert MacAlmon's Contact Editions. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Cambridge / Oxford: Harvard University Press / Oxford Clarendon Press. 1926-29. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 .

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        Egil's Saga. Done into English out of the Icelandic with an Introduction, Notes, and an Essay on Some Principles of Translation

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni. 1926. First. First edition. Maps. Ownership signature of a noted American scholar, tiny nick at the edge of the rear fly, else fine in very near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with a short tear, and slightest toning at the spine. Icelandic Saga translated by the author of The Worm Ouroboros and other fantastic fiction. An unusually nice copy. .

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1926 Through December 1926

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Half Leather. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Great photo of cable-pulling gang; The progress of the phone in greater Vancouver; New record set by Vancouver installers; Cartridge fuses defend against foreign currents; Providing phone facilities is a co-operative task; New Kerrisdale exchange being equipped; How a switchboard lamp is made; William Buckle and Splicing; Construction/splicing in Vancouver; A Switchboard Plug and Cord Explains its troubles; Where the cables end when they crawl out of the sea; Chilliwack's first telephone agent, John McCutcheon, passes away; Nice photo of Granville and Hastings; Nice photo of Richmond Road and area near Victoria; Operator training - 8 pages with nice photos; Peter Grant helped equip Canada's first common battery office; Nanaimo and New West. offices to be expanded; Preparing the pay cheques; George P. Kelly - installed 80' poles; More trunks in Vancouver; Lightning damage on mainland; Repeaters aid voice currents on long journeys; automatic typewriters - chief repeaterman William Faulkes; New Kerrisdale office; Bar Graph of growth of the B.C. system; Statement of Development: # of phones in operation in towns across the province; Victoria and Vancouver to be united by new route; how the phone bill was paid 20 years ago; Kootenays get service; The service application; High tension hazards; draughting the system; Mr. C.E.S. Fisher; Operator Grant gets a phone in her home; Arithmetic is paramount in traffic man's life; Phone shattered by lightning strike; Kamloops now connected to coast; Despatching yellow cabs from 'seymour 4000'; New Carlton office; plant garage serves many cars; new Langley office; Long Kamloops feature with many photos; Grouse Mountain yields to phone's advance - long article with many photos; and more. Average wear overall with the exception of backstrip which shows significant wear and is loose along back edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. . Fair. 1926. First Edition.

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