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      G. B. PARAVIA E C, 1926. ITALIANO 0,39 Grammatica riveduta ed ampliata da Massimo Lenchantin De Gubernatis. Copertina scurita da fattore temporale, con piccole becche e dorso con strappi alle estremità. Tagli irregolari, pagine chiare nella lettura. Presenti alcune, poche macchie di umettatura su alcune pagine ed al frontespizio. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        La Fête arabe. Illustré par Suréda de 32 bois en couleurs et en noir, gravés par Aubert.

      Editions Lapina. 1926 - In-4° 185pp. Original paper wrappers with colour decoration. 32 woodcuts in colour and b/w by Sureda, engraved by Aubert. Tirage limité à 400 exemplaires. no. 69 one of 35 copies on Vélin d'Arches, with a seperate suite of colour woodcuts on papier Japon Impérial, A little shaken and rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        White Buildings

      Boni and Liveright, New York 1926 - 1st edition of his first book (500 printed). Contemporary signed presentation copy inscribed by Crane (in ink), "For John Wolcott in memoriam the Cleveland days 'where cuckoos clucked to finches' Hart Crane." The quote is from Crane's poem, For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen, page 37 of this book (I found no other copy of White Buildings inscribed with a quotation). Very good in a 1st printing dustjacket, the spine faded and one fold strengthened, else very good. Rare, one of only 2 inscribed copies sold at auction in the last 40 years, the other in a defective jacket. Cancelled title page with Allan Tate's name correctly spelled, but only review copies had the uncorrected state so our copy is not a 2nd issue since it exactly replicates the book as it was for sale on the day it was published, and Crane's own copy was also in this state. The line "Where cuckoos clucked to finches" appears in the penultimate stanza of the aecond part (of 3) in Crane's poem For The Marriage of Faustus and Helen, considered by critics one of his greatest poems, which appears on pages 37-44 of this volume of poetry. "O, I have known metallic paradises Where cuckoos clucked to finches Above the deft catastrophes of drums. While titters hailed the groans of death Beneath gyrating awnings I have seen The incunabula of the divine grotesque. This music has a reassuring way." 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 (his father invented Lifesavers, and other candies) at 1709 East 115th Street, his "sanctum de la tour." Wolcott was almost certainly one of the childhood friends that Crane left behind when, at the age of 17, he abandoned Cleveland for New York. The first book (of only 2 before his suicide at the age of 32) and a significant copy of one of the preeminent and influential modernist poets. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        More "Very Young" Songs.

      London: Metheun & Co., & Ascherber, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd, , 1926. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E. H. Shepard. Quarto. Original pale blue boards, backed in green cloth, printed paper label to front cover. With the pink pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. Board edges a little tanned. An excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to foot of spine, and a little fading to spine panel and edges. First edition, first impression. Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for ten more verses from the book, including "In the Dark", "Binker", and "Waiting at the Window".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      Methuen & Co, London 1926 - 1st edition, 1st issue, preceding the trade issue by a day. One of 24 deluxe copies (20 numbered, and 4 for presentation, ours one of the 4) printed on and bound in vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. A "binority" having 2 unique attributes. It's a presentation, inscribed by Milne to the book's publisher, and other copies aren't, and it has its original, plain paper, dustjacket (photo without the jacket) and other copies don't. Fine, a 1.618-1 Winnie, the best copy of it on Earth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Photograph Album - 1920s China with images of Hong Kong and Yokohama.

      [1926]. A very interesting album with 63 snapshots measuring 8 x 10cm carefully arranged 4 to a page, 17 unused pages at the rear. Most photographs have been captioned in ink. Three snapshots have been removed. It appears the first leaf or leaves of the album has been removed as the first photograph in the album is numbered 5. Some photographs are quite faded, on others some silvering is showing but in most cases the images are still quite dark and strong. Album measures 25 x 30cm. Upper card cover of album missing. This interesting mostly showing images of mainland China album offers a great deal of human and political interest. It appears that the photographs were taken by an engaged visitor concerned about workers conditions and the political situation in the country at the time. The album begins with five photographs relating to the KMT including one taken at their Military School for Non-Commissioned Officers captioned: "The soldiers carry on their arms a band inscribed - We do not rob or loot the people"". Other photographs include images of Peking, Hankow, Yangtze river, two photos of the infamous "No Dogs or Chinese" notice in Shanghai, Canton images include two taken at the Whampoa Military Academy showing a parade for Colonel Malone one of which is captioned "Chiang Kai Shek on the platform" and 10 photos taken at Hong Kong. The final three photographs the view from a ship in Yokohama as she leaves the wharf and the streamers break.The particular attraction of this album is that unlike most albums compiled by Western visitors of the day this shows the situation in China at the time rather than sites of interest to the visitor. The many interesting captions add a great deal to the interest of the album. The album starts with an image of a KMT military school based in Kalgan 张家口 [Zhangjiakou], a prefecture-level city in northwestern Hebei province. The images include the living conditions of workers for example the photograph of an engine driver on the Hu-Ning (Shanghai-Nanking) railway captioned with comments about his wages ($2.50) and comparing them to that of a fireman ($1) and a cleaner (30 cents). Another important image is the photograph that provided the date for the album. It shows a Peking street scene captioned "Chang Tso-lins broken words. Chang promised his troops would not enter Peking - within 24 hours they were streaming in - here is the transport. All shops are shut for fear of looting". The powerful Manchurian warlord Chang Tso-lin (Wade Giles), Zhang Zuolin (Pinyin), 张作霖, took control of Peking in April 1926.From the collection of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong artist, historian and collector. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159482).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Torrents of Spring

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, dated 1926 on the title page, and with the Scribner's seal on the copyright page. Very Good, with several small, faint spots to the cover, light rubbing at corners and spine ends, mostly-erased previous owner name penciled to front paste down, a corner chip to one page, offsetting to text page from a now-absent news clipping and several small stains to pages. Lacking the dust jacket. One of only 1,250 copies originally printed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Elmer Gantry

      New York: 1926. Long galley proofs of the 1st edition (6 1/2" X 24"), printed on thin proofing paper (rectos only) dated "Dec. 27" [1926]. The first setting in type (book was 1927) of an immortal scrap of Western literature, the transit stage linking manuscript to 1st edition. Manufactured in a handful of copies to correct misprints and mis-settings before page proofs. Split across leaves 1 (see photo) and 123 rejoined with tape, some edge tears taped, last 3 leaves missing, but the missing text is supplied with 1st edition pages, connected to vaguely correspond, else good condition. Spartan cloth case. Despite being worn and imperfect, it's such a rarity that there is some chance it will turn out to be the finest (only?) known set, and with more than 100,000 1st editions printed (20,000 in the 1st binding), it's the only form of Elmer Gantry that will ever be rare. Upon publication the book was greeted with outrage by the exposed peddlers of empty promises, who called Lewis, an instrument of the Devil. But those who joined the whining failed to notice that Elmer Gantry rightly captured the temperament and distillate of a specific type of Midwestern revivalism callously engaged in bleeding those who didn't know the difference between being born again, and being born yesterday. It remains a tartly satiric, and dependence jangling, reminder that the cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. But God, by all testimonies, is not in danger (has no viable enemies) and, at worst, is only disappointed in those who wimp out and refuse to meet their human responsibility, that is, to live their lives testing the limits of their highest possibilities, and then to die with composure, like a hero going home. Lewis declined a 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith, 1925, because the prize was not awarded for literary merit but, "for the American novel published during the year which shall best present the wholesome atmosphere of American life, and the highest standard of American manners and manhood," both major targets of Lewis' satire (the romantic equivalent of sex in a Waffle House parking lot) and the reason why so many sleepy books have won it. In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, calming a national impatience that had become like an ingrown toenail. He accepted it, and the fat check that came with it, breaching the Swedish citadel for his fellow Americans, Eugene O'Neill, Pearl Buck, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow (an American born in Canada), and a handful of more recent honorees, whose lasting worthiness will ultimately be decided in the reflections of history. good.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        The Texas Streak.

      1926.(). Movie poster. 2 of 3 parts. Color lithograph mounted on linen. 52 x 39 inches. Cowboy movie. Also with Jack Curtis.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, the Roly Poly Pudding.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd,, [1926]. Small octavo (135 x 104 mm). Modern red crushed morocco bound for Henry Sotheran, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped depiction of a mouse within a gilt circle to front cover, original endpapers bound-in. Frontispiece and 17 colour plates. Henry Sotheran ticket facing half-title. Some very minor soiling to text. An excellent copy. Inscribed by the author on the half title in the last year of her life: "Beatrix Potter, Feb 6. 43". A finely bound copy of Potter's classic, first published in 1908 under the title of The Roly Poly Pudding and republished in 1926 under the present title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Primitives Poems And Woodcuts; Published from the original blocks at The Spiral Press

      Spiral Press, New York 1926 - 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. Orig. brown decorated boards. Near fine in very good dust wrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        In Unknown Arabia

      London, Macmillan, 1926. Large octavo, xx, 448 pages with 2 maps and 2 illustrations (listed as plates 61 and 62) plus 64 plates, a frontispiece portrait and a large folding colour map. Gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt; covers slightly flecked and marked, and a little rubbed at the extremities; an excellent copy. 'It was primarily in the interests of zoology [mainly ornithology] that Major Cheesman planned his recent expedition to an unexplored tract of Eastern Arabia ... but his activities were by no means confined to that sphere alone.... he has been able to make valuable contributions to our store of knowledge' in both geographical and archaeological matters. The narrative itself is 'a vivid, unvarnished record of desert travel, pursued often under the most trying circumstances' (Major-General Sir Percy Cox, in his foreword).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        White Buildings

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. 1st edition. The title page is a cancel, with Allen Tate's name (who wrote the Foreword) spelled correctly. One of Crane's own copies of his first book (the only one that's ever surfaced, and the only one that's likely to) with his bookplate and his ownership signature (in ink) "Hart Crane, Aug '31" (he drowned in 1932). This copy should not be confused with 1st editions that just have his bookplate for evidence of ownership, as his family (with all the integrity of hyenas) sold bookplates after his death. Fine in a beautiful dustjacket with the spine faded half a shade else fine condition, quality that parts the clouds to let the Sun shine down, and quite a rare jacket in such condition. Since the title page was canceled immediately, Crane logically opted for author's copies with his friend Tate's name spelled properly. Heavy. Singular. Best copy in the world, so far. Fine / near fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Procreant Hymn.

      (Waltham St. Lawrence): Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. 6 x 9 3/8. 20 pages plus 5 copper engravings by Eric Gill. Contemporary green morocco, blind-ruled border with berry clusters at the four corners and a large blindstamped "J" on upper cover. Spine partially faded to brown, lower board edges rubbed, leather turn-ins have browned the pastedown edges; contents fine. WITH 4 ALTERNATIVE, UNUSED, SIGNED ENGRAVINGS for the book--all erotic. A printed note accompanies these engravings: "Subscribers may be interested to know that THREE ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS have been engraved for this book and may be obtained separately from the artist: Mr. ERIC GILL They are limited to 25 sets, signed by the artist." All 4 engravings are erotic versions of the more sedate engravings in the book. Each is numbered 4/25. Physick 364, 365, 366, 367. Remnants of original dust wrapper are present. The book is copy no. 71 of 200 copies, printed on handmade paper. It is the first book illustrated by Gill for the Golden Cockerel Press.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Briefwechsel mit Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

      Wien Zsolnay 1926 - 1.-10. Tsd. In-8; 402 pp, 1 Bl.; OLn. mit Kopffarbschnitt (etwas berieben und geringfügig fleckig, Exlibris mit getilgtem Namen). - Titel mit eigh. Notenzeile "Und du sollst mein Gebieter sein . " (aus "Arabella") und Unterschrift, 8. 6. 1934. Erste Ausgabe. Hrsg. von Franz Strauß, dem Sohn des Komponisten; umfasst die Korrespondenz der Jahre 1907-1918. Die Oper "Arabella", letzte Frucht der langjährigen Zusammenarbeit zwischen Strauss und Hofmannsthal, wurde 1933 in Dresden uraufgeführt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Close Chaplet

      Adelphi Company, New York 1926 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE EPPE FRÈRES]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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