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        White Buildings: Poems By Hart Crane

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, Second Issue with Allen Tate correctly spelled on the tipped-in title page. Very Good+, lacking the dust jacket. Small stain to top edge of pages, slightly affecting margins. Light toning to boards, light edge wear, small scratch to rear board. Spine cloth is darkened, with stamping faded. A lovely copy, one of 500 printed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        An Excerpt from A Sentimental Journey by Lawrence Sterne

      Una delle 25 copie stampate a mano nella mitica Officina Bodoni di Montagnola. Molto intenso il Colophon, firmato Hans Mardersteig: "A journey, it would seem, is at the mercy of political factions; not so sentiment, which is the motive of all good journeys. In a sentiment of admiring affection for the heroic island where I hoped to journey - when railway wheels should move again - this greetings was printed with Giambattista Bodoni's twelve point type "CUNEO", here used for the first time since his death". Il volumetto riproduce il capitolo "In the Désobligeant". In ottavo

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano]
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        Smoky: The Cowhorse

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 - xi, 310pp. Octavo. Bound in bright green cloth with black lettering stamped to the front board and spine and a red illustration of a horse's head stamped to the front board. Black and white illustrations throughout the text. Inscribed with an illustration by Will James on the ffep. Deckling to the foredge of the text block. Corners lightly bumped; some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine. Illustrated dust jacket has not been price clipped; some edgewear and chipping, especially to the jacket's spine, with a small piece of the head of the spine missing. Some toning to the jacket's spine and top edge. Overall, a very good copy with a wonderful inscription and drawing by James Inscribed by Will James to Ross Welch in 1927 with a small drawing of a cowboy beneath. Will James (June 6, 1892 - September 3, 1942) was an artist and writer of the American West. This copy is the December reprint of the first edition that was published earlier in 1926. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Titel und Initialen für die Bremer Presse

      Bremer Presse: (Munich), 1926. Simons, Anna. Folio. (16)ff. Designer William Addison Dwiggins' copy, with the notation inside the portfolio case: "Presented by the publishers to WAD, and given by him to Edward A. Karr." A collection of titles and initials designed by Anna Simons for the Bremer Presse. Along with Graily Hewitt, Eric Gill, and Percy Smith, Simons was one of Edward Johnston's star pupils at the Royal College of Art in London. It was after studying with Johnston, and translating his Writing and Lettering, & Illuminating into German, that Simons went home to Germany in 1918 to work at the Bremer Presse. During her time there, she would design many titles and initial sets for the Presse, and in 1926, this portfolio was issued to showcase her work. Each sheet in the portfolio is headed by one of Simons' Bremer Presse title designs, including her titles for the Divine Comedy, Fichte's Reden an Die Seutsche Nation, Chansons d'Amour, Albii Tabulli Elegiae, and others. The titles are followed by the initials she cut for the work. Housed in a paper-covered portfolio backed in linen, with a paper label to the cover and three cloth tie straps. Portfolio sunned, with corners bumped, small tears to top and bottom of spine, and top and bottom ties partially torn away. Sheets with scattered foxing particularly at edges, else about fine. (Die Bremer Presse 51).

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        The Close Chaplet

      New York: Adelphi Company, 1926. Very Good. First American edition, from tyhe Hoarth Press sheets. Gray papercovered boards with applied paper label. Slight erosion at the spine ends, small burn mark and stain on front board, about very godd copy of a very delicately constructed volume, the author's very fragile first book, issued without dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Up Hill and down Dale in Grenada. With a Foreword by the Hon'ble Gerald Smith, Colonial Treasurer, British Honduras

      1926 - First edition. Double page colour map. 8vo. Orignal cloth-backed printed paper boards, a little faded, errata slip tipped in. [v], ii, 93pp. St. George's, Grenada Guardian, A lovely copy of this scarce Trinidad imrpint, the double page map was also printed on the island. After a distinguished war service, Devas settled in Grenanda in 1922 and remained in the West Indies for the rest of his life. He wrote a number of books on the Caribbean, this being the first. In the foreword, the book is summarised as a ?description of the chief scenic and other attractions of the island.? However it is more much interesting and considered than that. The opening chapter includes a discussion of three different maps of the island and their relation to the one produced here (originally produced under the direction of Alexander Gross and first printed ?on a single sheet of the Victory Series by ?Geographia? Ltd, London?). He then proceeds to correct some of the small inaccuracies of it from first-hand information. Following the general format of an itinerary, Devas provides detailed descriptions of the Grand Etang, Mt Qua Qua, Concord Falls and the Blue Basin, Mt St Catherine, Victoria and Hapsack and St Patrick's, Lake Antoine and ?Fedon's Camp? and Carriacou. Devas also discusses some of Grenada's natural history, with lengthy notes on the iguana and some of the native birds. Inthis engaging account, he combines historical and topographical information and occasionally interleaves this with some of his own experiences. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Prophet

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1926. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. Deluxe Holiday Edition. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fair glassine dust jacket. This edition has a paper vellum spine and corner tips with gold foil paper covers and a red circular print of a hand holding humanity dancing on the prophet's palm. There is rubbing and some discoloration to the gold foil, especially towards the edges. "Twelve illustrations in this volume are reproduced from original drawings by the author." This copy includes a glassine dust jacket that has split at the spine (leaving it in two pieces). The dust jacket has edge wear, tears chips missing and small wrinkles and wear. The paper slipcase is also in Fair condition - the back edge had been separated and has been reglued. The slipcase includes laid paper lines and a printed paper label. "This de luxe, Holiday Edition of The Prophet which has been set by hand and embellished with twelve drawings by the author, reproduced in collotype." " .

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        Primitives Poems And Woodcuts; Published from the original blocks at The Spiral Press

      New York: Spiral Press, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown decorated boards. Near fine in very good dust wrapper. Unpaginated. 26.5 x 16.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 188 of 350 made by Joseph Blumenthal and A. George Hoffman. Signed presentation copy inscribed to Monroe Wheeler dated New York/ March 16, 1951, signed in ink on front cover blank by Weber. Laid-in Monroe Wheeler's memorandum slip, initialed by him discussing Weber's technique in working woodcuts for this book. Also laid-in MOMA Exhibition of this work dated New York. 1926. Eleven woodcuts printed in brown. Bright, fresh copy,uncut. THE ARTISTS AND THE BOOK 321. "This little-known Book is one of the very few American livres de peintres published as early as 1920." Weber helped to introduce Cubism to America, and is now considered one of the most significant early American Cubists.

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        Die Eclogen Vergils.

      1926. MAILLOL, Aristide. Die Eclogen Vergils. With numerous woodcut engravings by Aristide Maillol, initials and title-page designed by Eric Gill. Large 4to., bound in the publisher's deluxe full red morocco binding. Leipzig: Cranach Presse, 1926. |~||~||~||~||~| One of the classics of twentieth century bookmaking. Joseph Blumenthal writes: "A Cranach Presse monument is, surely, the Virgil Eclogues of 1926 with woodcuts by Aristide Maillol, with a title page and initial letters by Eric Gill, a roman type cut under the direction of Emery Walker, and an italic by Edward Johnston. The paper was made by hand by Maillol's nephew at Monval near Paris. The book is a fine classical setting with harmonious relations between type, paper, and the exquisite illustrations." some minor staining to the binding, but internally immaculate. One of only 250 copies printed. Ransom 163 ("landmark of the movement"). Müller-Krumbach 40 (reproducing both binding and title-page). Art of the Printed Book, p. 38 and plate 110. Artist and the Book 172. Rewald, The Woodcuts of Maillol 8-53. Evan Gill, no. 328.

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        Il fascismo maggio 1915 - ottobre 1922.

      Milano, Edizioni Caesarea, 1926, Quaderno I, II, III, fascicoli di 30 pp. c.a cad. ril. nella brossura originale con dorsi Bellissima ed assai rara rivista, di alta qualitˆ grafica.

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        United Artists 1926-1927. Los Artistas Asociados. Barcelona

      Cloth. Very Good. Scarce Spanish profusely illustrated promotion for United Artists releases of 1926 and 1927, with films starring UA founders Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and his wife at the time, Mary Pickford, and other starms including Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Norma and Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman, xxxxx 8vo.21 by 13.5 cm. Unpaginated. Promotion for sixteen film productions in the Spanish market. Essentially this is a smaller format of the promotional booklets the studio produced for its prestige productions. For example, the sixteen page section on "El Pirata Negro" is clearly modeled after, and partially translated from, the souvenir brochure for the English language version, "The Black Pirate", which was a Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., vehicle.

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        Contes

      Chez l'artiste 1926 - Paris, Chez l'artiste, 1926 In-8 (25,5cm x 17cm) de [10ff.], 142pp., [7ff.] Tirage à 256 exemplaires : 1 exemplaire unique sur Japon avec originaux et double suite, 10 exemplaires sur Japon avec dessin, double suite et planche refusée, 20 exemplaires sur Japon avec dessin inédit et double suite, 25 exemplaires sur Hollande avec double suite, 180 exemplaires sur Arches, 20 exemplaires pour Edouard Champion. Illustré de 25 compositions gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs au repérage par Sylvain SAUVAGE, dont 5 hors-texte. Un des 180 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches, celui-ci N°82. Reliure demi-maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos à 4 nerfs soulignés de pointillés dorés, caissons richement ornés de fers dorés, petites palmettes mosaïquées multicolores, auteur et titre frappés or, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés (Devauchelle). Superbe exemplaire, reliure en parfait état, intérieur frais malgré de légers transferts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        White Buildings

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, corrected state with the corrected title page spelling "Allen," rather than "Allan" tipped in. Foreword by Allen Tate. The entire first printing consisted of 500 copies, 50 of which were sent out to reviewers before the mistake was caught. The title page was quickly reset and the revised pages tipped in by hand in the 450 remaining copies. Faint bend in the text block, edgewear on the fragile boards, very good in very good or a little better dustwrapper with one fold strengthened on the verso. Housed in a cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase titled in gilt. Inscribed by Hart Crane: "For John Wolcott In Memoriam the Cleveland days 'Where cuckoos clucked to finches' Hart Crane."The line "Where cuckoos clucked to finches" appears in the penultimate stanza of the second part (of three) in Crane's poem For The Marriage of Faustus and Helen, considered by critics to be one of his greatest poems and which appears on pages 37-44 of this volume of poetry.The line apparently suggests the animated conversations taking place at a frenzied jazz club. Crane grew up in Cleveland, Ohio in the north tower of his family's large home at 1709 East 115th Street, his "sanctum de la tour." Wolcott was almost certainly one of the young friends who Crane left behind when, at the age of 17, he abandoned Cleveland for New York. A significant copy of the first book (of only two before his suicide at the age of 32) of one of the preeminent and influential modernist poets.

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        R.U.R., Rossumaj Universalaj Robotoj: kolektiva dramo je enkoduka komedio kaj 3 aktoj [R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots: a collective play in three acts and a prologue]

      Moraviaj Esperanto Pioniroj, Olomouc 1926 - Octavo (21 × 14.8 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with a linocut print; 108, [3] pp. A very good copy. First edition in Esperanto of Karel Capek's groundbreaking science fiction play, which is famous for introducing the coinage 'robot', based on the Czech word robota, for 'hard labor' or 'slavery.' "Capek's invention of the contemporary idea of the robot was a direct response to the radical cultural and economic transformations produced by increasing industrialisation. Rather than the spectacle of mechanical life made by man, as seen on the eighteenth-century stage, R.U.R. reflected the glowing fears that man himself had become machine" (Elizabeth Stephens, "We Have Always Been Robots," in Robots and Art, ed. D. Herath, et al., p. 34). A great success in the Czech Republic, the play was translated and performed throughout the world almost immediately. With an attractive linocut cover design by an unattributed artist. Karel's brother and close collaborator, Josef Capek, created numerous cover designs for the play's early editions; this one was clearly inspired by his style, but does not appear to be his work (not in Pomajzlová, Videt knihu: knizní grafika Josefa Capka, 2010). Though not credited, the translator likely was Otto F. Babler, a prolific Moravian translator and publisher. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mes amours... (spirituelles)

      - A. Messein, Paris 1926, 13,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 1500 copie numerate su pergamena, il nostro non giustificato, solo disegno con 10 cinesi e 25 archi, Servizio stampa del pugno a margine del secondo piatto. autografo prezioso firmato Joseph Delteil "In viaggio André Gide alla terra di amore." Indietro, passato e scolorito come di solito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 1500 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, le nôtre non justifié, seul tirage avec 10 Chine et 25 Arches, poinçon de service de presse en marge du second plat. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Joseph Delteil : "A André Gide en voyage au pays des amours". Dos, passé et décoloré comme généralement.  

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        Colère suivi d'un Journal

      Le bon plaisir, La Haye 1926, 23x29,5cm, broché. - Le bon plaisir, La Haye 1926, 23x29,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 10 copie riservate per l'autore e l'editore numerata su Holland, capo del Giappone disegnare dopo 2 riservato per l'autore e l'editore. autografo firmato di editore, Jean Gondrexon, Raymond Peiger sotto la giustificazione del sorteggio. libro illustrato di SH de Roos delle iniziali SH e Wijnhoven che ha anche progettato il titolo e il sottotitolo. Bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires réservés à l'auteur et à l'éditeur numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 2 Japon réservés à l'auteur et à l'éditeur. Envoi autographe signé de l'éditeur, Jean Gondrexon, à Raymond Peiger en dessous de la justification du tirage. Ouvrage illustré de lettrines de S.H. de Roos et S.H. Wijnhoven qui ont également dessiné le titre et les sous-titres. Agréable exemplaire.

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        The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      First American edition, one of 22 copies, this copy unnumbered. Initial letters by Edward Wadsworth, illustrations in the text by Eric Kennington. 4to. Contemporary binder's cloth, gilt lettering on spine, fore and lower edges uncut. New York, George H. Doran Company.

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        Tam-tam: hudební leták; gazette musicale [Tam-tam: a musical bulletin], nos. 3, 4, 5, 6 (of six published)

      self-published, Prague 1926 - Octavos (20 × 14 cm). Original staple-stitched typo- illustrated self-wrappers (most likely by Karel Teige); 32 pp. each. Illustrations and typo-design throughout. Very light wear to spine folds; still very good, with the last three issues uncut and unopened. A substantial run of this short-lived avant-garde journal, one of the only Czech periodicals clearly influenced by Dada. Published by Ctibor Blatný, E. F. Burian, Jindrich Hýbler and Jirí Maránek, it contains musical "sketches" and compositions, cryptic anecdotes, ramblings, and theoretical articles, including a translation of S. A. Boguslavsky's essay on Moscow composers and a piece titled "Polydynamics" by E. F. Burian. Tam-tam also features reproductions of work by ?tyrský, Toyen, ?íma, Obrtel, and Rodchenko. While it does not use the term "Dada" itself, Jind ich Toman has suggested that the journal's name, which translates to "there-there" (in German: da-da), points to its aesthetic orientation. More importantly, Toman notes the aggressive, iconoclastic tone of the contributions, its faible for fragmentary and illogical proclamations, and a general tendency toward a "beautiful ugliness" (see his essay "Te to vidí?, te u? ne," 2007). The four issues also feature some of the most striking typographic compositions of the Czech avant-garde. Although he is not credited explicitly, they are most likely the work of Karel Teige. Typographic manicules, which Teige used during this period, are also a frequent device in Kurt Schwitters' design for Merz, the Hannover Dada periodical, to which Teige's compositions bear a certain resemblance. Another telling detail are the vertically crossed lines, found on the rear wrappers of one of the issues. Not in Vloemans. Rare, with no copies found in KVK, OCLC. According to its online catalog, the Czech National Library at some time deaccessioned its only copy of a single issue (no. 2). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Two free-form typographic compositions.

      Left: 1926. Right: Hommage à une jeune fille. 1925-1926. Signed.l Framed.

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        Savonarola. A Dramatic Poem

      London: R. Cobden-Sanderson, 1926. First edition, 300 copies printed. xv, [1], 99 pp. 8vo. Original black cloth with white paper spine label, gray dust jacket printed in black. A few chips and minor toning to jacket. First edition, 300 copies printed. xv, [1], 99 pp. 8vo. Dedication copy. Dedication copy, inscribed by the author, the mother of T.S. Eliot, to Eliot's sister: "Marian C. Eliot / With dear love / from / Mother." The book is dedicated: "To My Children." T.S. Eliot wrote the introduction to the book and helped arrange for its publication. An educator, social reformer, and a published writer of essays and poems, Charlotte Champe Stearns Eliot (1843-1929) never achieved her literary ambitions, but encouraged Eliot in his own. She wrote to Eliot while he was still at Harvard: "I hope in your literary work you will receive early the recognition I strove for and failed. I should so have loved a college course, but was obliged to teach before I was nineteen ... 'a young lady of unusual brilliancy as a scholar' my old yellow testimonial says, but when I was set to teaching young children, my Trigonometry and Astronomy counted for naught, and I made a dead failure" (Letters Vol I, 2011, p. 11). Gallup B4

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        Les Cahiers d'Occident. [Première et Deuxièmes années complètes], 1926-1930. Publiés sous la direction de Gérard de Catalogne et Emile Dufour.

      Paris, Librairie de France, 1926-1930. - 20 volumes in-8 carré br., à toutes marges, non coupés, couv. rempliées + 16 vol. de supplément (Le Carnet Critique). Chaque volume est illustré d'un portrait-frontispice sur f. libre en 2 états. Tirage limité, EX. N°1 SUR VERGE DE RIVE. Quelques couvertures un peu poussiéreuses, bel état d'ensemble. Rare ensemble complet de cette revue royaliste et littéraire dirigée par Gérard de Catalogne et Emile Dufour. Notre exemplaire est bien complet des 16 "Carnets critiques", supplément aux 16 premiers vol. Sommaire : Première Année : MAURRAS, Gaulois, Germains, Latins (extraits). SANDRE (Thierry), Cocagne. BAINVILLE, Le vieil utopiste. RIVIERE (Jacques), Quelques progrès dans l'étude du coeur humain. GHEON (Henri), Démos esclave et roi. DUBECH (Lucien), Le grand dérangement. ERLANDE (Albert), Edmée Combres. GROOS (René), La vraie figure de Rivarol. TRUC (Gonzague), Le livre de l'esprit. Suivi de Afrrontement par Bernard Du Halda. LEFEVRE (Frédéric), Marcel Jousse une nouvelle psychologie du langage. Deuxième Année : MAURRAS, La bagarre de Fustel. ROUSSEAUX (André), La politique religieuse des Rois de France. Suivi de Le choc des armes par Jean RIVAIN. CATALOGNE (Gérard de), le message de Thomas Hardy. MASSIS (Henri), Avant-Postes, chronique d'un redressement. MAURIAC (François), Dramaturges. D'ORS (Eugenio), Coupole et Monarchie. REBELL (Hugues). Chants de la patrie et de l'exil. Hommage à Alphonse DAUDET. MARSAN (Eugène), Signes de notre temps. HERITIER (Jean), Intelligence et mystique. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Varias obras en un tomo.

      - Señora Ama. Comedia en tres actos. La noche del sábado. La ley de los hijos. Madrid, Prensa Moderna, 1926. Colección El teatro moderno. Obra estrenada en el teatro princesa de Madrid el 22 de Febrero de 1908. Pío Baroja: La casa del crimen (novela). Ilustraciones de F. Marco. Madrid, La novela Mundial, 1926. Año I. Nº I. G. Martínez Sierra: Juventud, divino tesoro (comedia en 3 actos). Madrid, Prensa Moderna, 1926. Año II. Nº 59. Lino entre espinas. Madrid, Prensa Moderna, 1927. Año III. Nº 75. Madrigal (comedia en 2 actos) Madrid, Prensa Moderna, 1923. Año I. Nº 6. L. Fernández Ardavín. La hija de la dolores (glosa dramática en tres actos y en verso). Madrid, Prensa Moderna, 1927. Año III. Nº 84.Características: Pasta dura en tela editorial. Muy buen estado528 p. 12vo. (16 x 12.5) Peso: 480 grs. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 21.42 EUR

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        The Heart of a Goof Signed P G Wodehouse

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1926. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. The Heart of a Goof Signed by P.G. Wodehouse First Edition First Impression Herbert Jenkins April 1926. No inscriptions, unblemished throughout. A VG+ copy. SIGNED by P.G. Wodehouse without dedication directly to front endpaper.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph

      Illustrated with initial letters by Edward Wadsworth and Blair Hughes-Stanton; 66 plates, mostly coloured, and 58 illustrations in the text, by Eric Kennington, Paul Nash, William Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stanton and others; folding maps and pictorial endpapers. Subscribers, or "Cranwell" edition, one of 170 complete copies, so inscribed by Lawrence. 4to., original red morocco gilt, the covers decorated with a sparse geometrical design of single gilt and blind rules, with composite corner panels of repeated quatrefoil tools, spine lettered in one of six panels, the other panels with a complementary design, by Robert de Coverly & Sons. T.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. No Place, [London, Privately Printed].

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        Vastu hommikut : novellid (Before the Morning : Short Stories)

      Loodus, Tartu 1926 - Estonian language. Octavo 14 x 20 cm. Weight 400 gr. Wrappers, 269 [1] pp. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Cover edges show some fraying, some minor closed tears along the bottom edge of the cover, damaged bottom end of the spine, back cover is slightly soiled, dump stain on the bottom edge of back cover and on the inner side of the bottom edge of front cover; internally occasional fingerprints and hardly evident trace of moisture along the bottom edge of some pages. Current collection includes eight short stories created in the last two years. Here are represented almost all narrative types: real life observations in realist "Vastu hommikut" (Before the Morning), the folk-mystic theme in "Libahunt" (Werewolf), stories on biblical subjects in "Laatsarus" (Lazarus) and "Barrabas", caricatured characters in "Viimne romantik" (The Last Romantic). But, despite these content differences, all the stories have one strong common feature - psychological analysis. The writer is striving to emphasize, first and foremost, on soul motives of the characters, what he has succeed. Besides author is very inventive about interesting psychological situations, the life humor is a reviving soul of all stories. All of these express writer individualism and originality. Estonian writer August Gailit (1891-1960) could be named as a giant among the large number of gifted world novelists. Writer of exuberant imagination, who is immediately recognizable by his style, which probably leaves nobody indifferent. In 1917 Gailit, along with some other writers and poets, founded modernist literary group called Siuru, he was expressionist-naturalist member of the group. Until the middle of the 1920s Gailit was strongly influenced by neo-romanticism. As a talented master of words with an extraordinary style, choice of subject and type, Gailit focused throughout his creative life on the eternal opposition of beauty and ugliness, positive and negative. He tried to shock the reader by cynical sarcasm, decadence, symbolist grotesque. In the middle of the 1920s neo-romanticism in literature subsided and realism raised, this significantly changed Gailits literary creation. Symbolistic expressionist style novels replaced by dramatic style works, in which treatment of human soul became much more prominent. Author's cult novels collections of realistic period were "Vastu hommikut" and "Ristisõitjad". Gailits legendary specific literary style was achieved through a lot of changes. Each period of writer's creative life has given to Estonian novels culture something important and unique. Book's amazing constructivist cover design created by Jaan Vahtra (1882-1947), one of the most bright talents of Estonian modern art, a founding member of the Estonian Art Group of Cubism and Constructivism. Very important is his creative work of graphic art in journalism and book design. Vahtra mostly created cover designs, which retained the constructivist manner. Cubism and constructivism, which are known to operate with abstract figures as opposed to the expression of feelings of expressionism, normally eliminate any kind of emotion. Only the form is important, the rational organisation of surfaces, the play of the relations of colour. Vahtra drawings have strong features, retaining a firm composition and legibility of font. He cleansed the cover design of excessive details and over-crowding. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Atlas of properties on Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad : from Overbrook to Paoli, from actual surveys and official plans

      Philadelphia: Bromley, 1926-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio, 59 cm. 31 double-page, linen-backed, hand-colored maps. Hardcover. Bound in publisher's gray cloth with leather cover label in center. Spine leather chipped, worn. Bottom margin lightly dampstained throughout. Contents: Index Map: Manoa (Plate 1); St. Charles Seminary (Plate 2); Overbrook, Merion R.R. Stations (Plate 3); Merion (Plate 4); Narberth R.R Station (Plate 5); Bala, Cynwyd R.R. Stations (Plate 6); Cynwyd and Belmont Hills (Plate 7); Penn Valley (Plate 8); Wynnewood R.R. Station (Plate 9); Wynnewood (Plate 10); Ardmore R.R. Station (Plate 11); Haverford College (Plate 12); Haverford (Plate 13); Haverford R.R. Station (Plate 14); Bryn Mawr, Rosemont R.R. Stations (Plate 15); Mill Creek area (Plate 16); Gladwyne (Plate 17); Spring Mill & Conshohocken State Rds. (Plate 18); Spring Mill Rd. & Montgomery Ave. (Plate 19); Villanova R.R. Station (Plate 20); Bryn Mawr West (Plate 21); Darby & Paoli Rd. (Plate 22); Wayne South (Plate 23); Radnor R.R. Station (Plate 24); St. Davids, Wayne R.R. Station (Plate 25); Gulph Creek area (Plate 26); Strafford R.R. Station (Plate 27); Strafford North (Plate 28); Devon R.R. Station (Plate 29); Berwyn R.R. Station (Plate 30); Daylesford, Paoli R.R. Station (Plate 31). <br> This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Baillière's Synthetic Anatomy.

      London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox,, [c.1926–36]. Complete in Fourteen Parts. 14 parts in 1 volume, small quarto. Original tan cloth, spine and front board lettered and blocked in red, bound at top edge using green wire ties, each part in the original paper wrappers printed in blue. Colour plates printed on glassine for superimposition, interleaved with text leaves ("Author's Introduction" and "Instructions for Use"), a few bound in but most loose as issued. Contemporary ownership inscription of John P. Delich to front board recto and verso, the latter dated October 1947, and to rear board recto. Boards a little marked with some faint dampstain to rear, contents toned, otherwise in very good condition. Complete run of Baillière's vividly coloured layered anatomy atlas in the publisher's binding case, named "the best and most convenient substitute for the body" by the British Journal of Surgery. Designed by Dr John Eric Cheesman, a medical officer of health in London, and aimed at medical students, it could be bought in separate parts as required for study–with sections on the "Hand", "Thorax", "Head and Neck", and "Eye and Orbit", to name a few—or as a complete work. The illustrations were first prepared from radiograms and then submitted to a school of anatomy for close comparison against recent dissections. Their colour-coding (bones and cartilage in white; arteries in red; veins in blue; nerves in yellow; and so on) and the accompanying indexes enabled students to easily locate specific anatomical regions or parts. "Many responses to the atlas were favourable: medical journals confirmed students' appreciation of it, that it complemented learning through dissection, and that it was welcomed as an aid to studying the surface anatomy of living bodies. The atlas's distribution of over 100,000 copies in several languages was seen as ample 'evidence of its proved value' in teaching anatomy" (Hallam, p. 302). The atlas was, as Cheesman wrote, "intended to fulfil three purposes—To give to those who have not yet formed one a definite, composite, and stereoscopic mental picture of every region of the body, which can be learnt step by step, and part by part, by repeated drawing; to marshal any images already obtained, and place them where they may be found at the proper time, and receive more light and development while the opportunity exists; to provide a permanent record for the student of what he knows, and help him to recall what he has learnt" (Author's Introduction).

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        Tip Lewis and His Lamp

      Ward Lock and Co Limited, 1926. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; long gift inscription on front endpaper; spots of foxing to edges of pages with tanning to endpapers, otherwise pages are clean and free of annotation. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        North of Boston

      Inscribed By Frost In Nine Lines"For Dear Me Why Abandon A Belief Merely Because It Ceases To Be True"FROST, Robert. North of Boston. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1926].Later edition of author's second book. Octavo (8 7/16 x 5 3/4 inches; 215 x 147 mm). [1]-137, [1, blank] pp. With half-title and photographic frontispiece. Frontispiece with glassine tissue guard.Inscribed by Frost in nine lines with six lines from his poem "The Black Cottage" on the front free endpaper. This poem can be found on pages 50-55 with these particular lines being the last 5 lines on page 54 and the first line of page 55. "For dear me why abandon a belief/ Merely because it ceases to be true./Cling to it long enough, and not a doubt/ It will turn true again, for so it goes./ Most of the change we think we see in life/ Is due to truths being in and out of favour. 9p. 54/Robert Frost/For Lesley Taylor/April 1927" There is a bookplate of "Leslie Taylor" on the front pastedown, presumably the recipient of the inscription and merely a misspelling by Frost.Publisher's quarter green buckram over green paper boards. Front board and spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Fore-edge uncut. Board edges with some rubbing. Bottom of spine on the backside with a small 4 cm slice in the buckram, but binding still firm. Some toning throughout, mainly in block shapes, due to page markers. Overall a very good copy with a wonderful inscription.This Poem and specifically these six lines of inscription are partially poignant due to our countries current political and social landscape. The poem as a whole deals with a Minister describing the history of this abandon black cottage to a poet. He speaks of the former tenant, an old woman during the time of the Civil War who was very progressive in her thinking about the changing world and equality. The minister struggled with her opinions and his own views of the past being perfection. "Knowing what principles in which to believe or foundations to act on is at the core of "The Black Cottage," a pastoral (reflecting on Wordsworth's 'The Ruined Cottage') in which the narrator listens to a minister wavering between extreme skepticism and faith. He is troubled by the memory of a woman who lived in the cottage who had unwavering faith in Jeffersonian ideals of equality, the principle that 'all men are created free and equal,'...His skepticism may mask his desire to assert his own arid fantasy of utopia against the encroachments of life. He proposes at once a vision of perfection in the past-the nativity- and his own desert monarch in the future as a preserve against change... The speech is inspired and lyrical but ultimately untenable, at odds with time and the movement of life." (The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost. Edited by Robert Faggen).HBS 67894.$3,200

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        Le malheureux petit voyage

      L'estampe moderne, Paris 1926 - Un volume, in-8, plein maroquin mosaïqué vert bleu et noir, décor parlant couvrant les deux plats d'un paysage nocturne avec rehauts de palladium pour les étoiles, dos lisse, titre en tête et en queue au palladium, contre-plats et gardes de moire bleue, couvertures conservées, non rogné, tête dorée, chemise pleine peau et étui (refaits). Reliure postérieure par Creuzevault. 208 pages. Très belle édition illustrée de 13 compositions in texte en couleurs par Brunelleschi. L'un des exemplaires de la série C, le n°88, imprimé sur vélin d'Arches. Très bel exemplaire. Dos de la reliure légèrement insolé. /// One volume, 8vo, full blue and green pictorial mosaic inlaid morocco binding, smooth spine with palladium plated title, top edge gilt, blue moiré fabric clothed inner boards and endpapers, untrimmed, full leather chemise and slipcase (new). Later binding by Creuzevault. Very pretty edition illustrated with 13 coloured compositions by Umberto Brunelleschi (Italian painter and illustrator, 1879-1949). One of the 435 copies, n°88, printed on Arches vellum paper. Very attractive copy lovely bound, despite a quite sunned spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album]: Girl's Vacation Album

      1926 - Oblong small octavo measuring 5.5" x 8". String-tied brown leather over stiff paper boards with "Kodak Book" blind stamped on the front board. Contains 18 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between .5" x .5" and 5.5" x 7.5". Very good album with rubbing and loose pages with near fine photographs.A photo album and with scrap elements kept by a young woman in the 1920s. The photos show her and her friends enjoying vacation time notably beach outings. Throughout the album she includes cut out cartoons with the faces of her friends pasted over the drawing's faces. She also includes a poem called "The Bareleg Maid" next to a photo of 3 girls posed on a motorbike. Other photos have handcoloring and show the woman and her friends posed on the beach in bathing costumes. A modest but interesting collection of cute photographs from the 1920s with scrapbooking elements.

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        [Photo Album]: Girl's Vacation Album

      , 1926. 1926. Very Good. Oblong small octavo measuring 5.5" x 8". String-tied brown leather over stiff paper boards with "Kodak Book" blind stamped on the front board. Contains 18 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between .5" x .5" and 5.5" x 7.5". Very good album with rubbing and loose pages with near fine photographs.A photo album and with scrap elements kept by a young woman in the 1920s. The photos show her and her friends enjoying vacation time notably beach outings. Throughout the album she includes cut out cartoons with the faces of her friends pasted over the drawing's faces. She also includes a poem called "The Bareleg Maid" next to a photo of 3 girls posed on a motorbike. Other photos have handcoloring and show the woman and her friends posed on the beach in bathing costumes. A modest but interesting collection of cute photographs from the 1920s with scrapbooking elements.

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        Historical Memoirs of California with Palou and His Writings

      5 volumes. xcvi+331 pages with frontispiece, folding map and plates; xii+390 pages with frontispiece, folding map and plates; xi+399 pages with frontispiece and plates; xiv+446 pages with maps, plates, appendices and index; xcvi pages with frontispiece and plates. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in deckle edges. Translated from the manuscript in the Arcives of Mexico, and edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton. University of California Press Berkeley. Inscribed by the author in volume five Palou and His Writings. First edition.The offset printing of the Introduction to Palou's New California makes of the fivth volume which was originally in four volumes with 1700 pages, with 32 maps and illustrations.Francisco Palóu (1723-1789) was a Spanish Franciscan missionary, administrator and historian on the Baja California Peninsula and in Alta California. Palóu made significant contributions to the Alta California and Baja California mission systems. Along with his mentor, Junípero Serra, Palóu worked to build numerous missions throughout Alta and Baja California, many structures of which still stand today. A member of the Franciscan Order, Palóu became "Presidente" of the missions in Baja California, and later of missions of Alta California. Palóu's work in the Spanish mission system spans from his early twenties to his death at the age of 66.Condition:Inscribed "To Sidney H Ehrman with sincere friendship Berkeley, May 26, 1927". Some staining to page ends to volume five, unread with pages still to be cut else a near fine set.

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        L'ingénue libertine. Eaux-fortes de Louis Icart.

      Paris, Éditions Excelsior. 1926 - 4°. 191 S., 1 Bl. mit 20 handkol. Orginal-Radierungen u. 1. Brief-Faksimile. OKart. mit Japanpapierschutzumschlag in OHln.-Chemise in Orig.-HLn.-Schuber. Mahé I, 552. - Eines von 400 num. Exemplaren auf Papier Vergé a la forme de Rives (GA 546). - Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Under The Tonto Rim

      Grey, an avid outdoorsman, spent nearly a decade from 1921 to 929 visiting his cabin on the Mogollon Rim, usually in the fall months. Books like "Under the Tonto Rim," "Call of the Canyon" and "Tales of Lonely Trails" were written during this period and set in Arizona. In all, Grey wrote 57 novels, with 28 having Arizona themes."He came to this area in 1918 to hunt," says Lisa Rasley of the Rim Country Museum of Payson. "After spending some time in the Payson area getting to know the pioneer families, he decided he wanted to come back to this area on a regular basis to hunt, fish and write. He purchased land from one of the pioneer families and asked them to build him a hunting lodge."."Harper & Brothers. Very Good Condition with only one small spot of the front cover. ****This book comes with an authentic brochure from Zane Grey's log cabin, located under the Tonto Rim which overlooked the vast panoramic view of a still primitive wilderness area. This brochure was given to the Lizarraga's during a family vacation in 1979. (See Pictures)1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition with code F-A on copyright page. ; 7.75" tall;

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        Television: Seeing by Wire or Wireless

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, LTD, 1926. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing of the first book in English on television. Heavy stock wraps printed in black, Very Good in Very Good original dust jacket. Light toning and light foxing to spine and verso of front cover. Front hinge a little over opened with stitching at first signature lightly slackened. Small marginal tear at the bottom of three leaves. The dust jacket is lightly edge worn, rubbed and lightly soiled; short closed tear at top of rear spine joint; the spine panel is darkened and chipped along the folds, with the title hand-written in faded ink. Erased pencil price at top of front dust jacket panel and title page. Frontis and all plates present. A lovely copy in the scarce dust jacket.

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        The Sun Also Rises.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original black cloth, gold labels to spine and front board lettered in black, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom flat-backed folding case. Title-page vignette by Cleonike Damianakes. A fine copy, the jacket in truly superb condition, with the spine panel entirely bright and unfaded, and just a faint mark to the rear panel. First edition, first printing, first issue with the misprint "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, in the first issue dust jacket, incorrectly citing Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times, as called for by Hanneman. This copy of Hemingway's landmark second novel has an appealing provenance, with the bookseller's ticket of House of Books Ltd, New York, to the rear pastedown. The bookshop was opened in 1930 by Hemingway's first bibliographer, Louis Henry Cohn (1888–1953), with his wife Marguerite (1887–1984). Specialising in modern first editions, the Cohns were the first New York booksellers to concentrate on the condition of the books they sold. Their extensive Hemingway collection is held by the University of Delaware Library.

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        Winnie the Pooh

      ublished by Methune, London; 1926. 8vo. This is a beautiful first edition/first impression of this timeless children's classic by A. A. Milne. Bound in it's original dark green boards with gold gilt detailing and lettering. There is some minor bumping to the spine ends and board corners and a small mark just a couple of milimetres in diameter just below the gilt illustration on the front board. There is rubbing to the rear board, with some discolouration, but the binding remains sound and the book is very smart. Inside, there is some toning to the endpapers, but otherwise the pages are exceptionally clean and bright with just the odd age spot or hint of toning to the rims of pages. Overall this lovely book is in Near Fine condition and really is in beautiful condition.The dustjacket is also in Near Fine condition. There is some minor bumping to the spine ends and board corners, and some slight rubbing in places, particularly over the author's name on the front panel, with some loss. There is the odd small mark, with one in particular on the front panel, which is quite dark and measures about a centimetre in diameter. However, there is only slight darkening to the spine, which is common for this book, and the jacket is overall bright and in very nice condition indeed. It is the very rare original first issue jacket, with 117th thousand at the top of the rear flap. Overall, this is a particularly lovely copy of this beloved rare first edition. It would be a definite investment for any collector to add this to their collection, as it is sure to grow in value over the years. Please have a look at our photos as they form an important part of the description and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on this beautiful book, we would be happy to help.

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