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        HERE AND BEYOND

      D. Appleton & Company, New York, London 1926 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-324 [325] [326: blank], original dark blue moire patterned cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. Collects six stories, including "Miss Mary Pask" and a vampire tale "Bewitched." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1687. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-252. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15186. Top edge of text block a little dusty, lower corners a little bumped, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket, light shelf wear to edges, small closed tear with crease to lower front panel, chip to head of spine panel, some fading to the light purple of the jacket to spine panel and edges. (14131) First edition. First printing with "(1)" below last line of text on page [325] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Old Beautiful

      London - Mills and Boon, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A first limited edition of these interesting memoirs of an antiques dealer, signed by the author. Bound in half paper vellum with gilt lettering. With 23 illustrations. This edition is limited to one hundred copies for sale, of which this is number 24. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, with slight edge wear and discolouration. Internally the pages are clean and bright. There is a small closed tear to the lower margin of p 99,not affecting the text. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in black on gilt paste-down labels. With bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine cocked, edges and endpapers lightly tanned, small dark stain to top edge and the top margin of three gatherings, text block cracked at three points but firm. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of Hemingway's second novel. With the errors "down-staris" on page 164 and "stoppped" on page 181.

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        THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF ROBERT BURNS

      1926. [with letters from Robert Ainslie] [In ten volumes.] Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. Bound in the publisher's deluxe binding of three-quarter dark blue morocco with gilt-paneled spines bearing thistle devices. Large Paper Edition, this being copy #110 of the 750 American copies (there were also 250 English copies). Included are the Poems in five volumes, the Glossary, Notes & Indexes in one volume, and the Letters in four volumes. Some sets were issued in standard cloth, while others (like this one) were issued at extra cost in this handsome morocco binding. All ten volumes are in fine condition (just a few small rubs), with many of the leaves still unopened.~Tipped in at the beginning of the first volume are several holograph items in the hand of Robert Ainslie (1766-1838), who was a friend, traveling companion and correspondent of Burns and the author of several books including IN THE LAND OF BURNS (in fact, about 16 letters to Ainslie are included in the Letters volumes of this set). Two of the holograph items, in Ainslie's hand, are a poem celebrating the anniversary of Burns's birthday and an "Extract" about the birthday celebration in Edinburgh. The other three tipped-in items are letters (written and signed by Ainslie) addressed to John Childs -- who was a printer in Bungay, Suffolk who made a name for himself publishing inexpensive but quality literature "for the millions." One of the letters thanks Childs for his "Tam o' Shanter," while the other two (dated January 1824) involve arrangements for the celebration of Burns's birthday. (Burns had died in 1796, but his 65th birthday would have been coming up on January 25th in 1824.) The items are all folded, and two of the letters have some tears at the folds, and chips due to the original sealing-wax.

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        The Complete Writings

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1926-27. In ten volumes. 10 volumes, octavo (220 × 148 mm). Contemporary half dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, blue cloth boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With colour frontispiece to each volume and further engravings throughout by Charles S. Olcott. Spines uniformly faded to brown, an excellent set. Large paper edition. Limited edition, number 52 of 750 copies for the United States of America and 250 copies for Great Britain.

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        Amazing Historic Richard E Byrd Archive including the Snowshoes he wore on his first Antarctic Expedition in 1928, with impeccable provenance

      Notarized Letter of Provenance signed ?Peter D. Todd,? one page, 8.5? x 11?, March 10, 2011. In part, ?After my Mother?s passing in 2004 I inherited an archive of things that have been passed down through two generations. The archive is items, letters and books all pertaining to Admiral Richard E. Byrd?s Polar expeditions. They were given to my Great Grandfather William H. Todd by Byrd himself as a gesture of appreciation for his financial backing and ship fitting. William H. Todd ... became a master Ship Fitter at the Pusey & Jones Shipyard in the early 1880?s and as Foreman oversaw the building of the America?s Cup defender ?Volunteer?. He left for New York City in the early 1890?s and took a job in the N.Y. Navy yard and Robbins Dry Dock & Repair Company. He rose through the ranks to a senior management position and in 1916 brought together three separate companies to form Todd Shipyards Corporation.?Through WWI and the beginnings of the Merchant Marine the shipyard built many Naval ships as well as Liberty Ships. In the 1920?s William Todd became a very influential and popular businessman in New York City. He was close friends with Governor Alfred E. Smith as well as many of the pioneers in Aviation at the time such as Wiley Post, Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, ?Wrong way? Corrigan and Richard Byrd. In 1925 he provided part of the funding for Byrd?s flight over the North Pole In 1928 he provided similar funding as well as help in finding a proper ship for the first Antarctic Expedition. He located and refitted a ship called the ?Chelsea? and Byrd renamed it the ?Eleanor Bolling? after his Mother. ?When Byrd returned from the Antarctic he presented his personal pair of snowshoes as well as other items that were used on the expedition to William Todd in appreciation of all his help. It is with all of this history that Todd and Byrd became close friends and a direct result of the Todd family coming into possession of this archive.?The archive includes First Edition copies of Byrds books most remarked [with inscription], a pair of snowshoes that are tagged ?First Byrd Antarctic Expedition? [sic, ?1st Byrd Expedition to S. Pole?] and several original letters and copies of correspondence with William Todd as well as a signed photo of Byrd. It is with great pleasure that I do hereby transfer ownership of the aforementioned Byrd archive to John Reznikoff of University Archives on this day March 10, 2011.?Archive comprises:(1) The pair of ?Peary Model? snowshoes worn by Richard E. Byrd on his first expedition to the Antarctica in 1928. Measuring 11? wide, at its widest, by 60?, the binding, webbing, wooden toe bar, and wooden heel are in fine condition. On one side of each toe bar is a gold and red imprinted 3.5? x 0.75? label: ?This Filling Guaranteed Not to Sag / The Tubbs Snowshoe? / Manufactured by / W.F. Tubbs Co. Norway, Maine, U.S.A.? Carved imprint on the other side: ?Genuine / Tubbs Snow Shoes / Mfd by / W.F. Tubbs Co. / Norway Maine U.S.A.? Stamped on the frame to the left of this side of the toe bar: ?PEARY MODEL / 11 x 60.? Walter F. Tubbs had worked for his neighbor Alanson M. ?Mellie? Dunham, Jr. making snowshoes before he started his own company. Robert E. Peary grew up in Maine. Mellie designed the unusually long and narrow snowshoes Peary wore on his 1908-1909 expedition to the North Pole. Fine condition.(2) Light brown shipping tag, 4.75? x 2.25?, with reinforced eyelet, string attached. Penned in unidentified hand: ?1st Byrd expedition to / S. Pole.? Worn, chipped, and creased with partial diagonal split archively reinforced on blank verso.(3) Typed Letter Signed ?R E Byrd? with six word handwritten postscript, one page, 8.5? x 11?. Byrd Arctic Expedition stationery, Navy Building, Washington, March 30, 1926. To Mr. Wm. H. Todd, New York City. Receipt stamping ?Todd Shipyards Corp? in blank upper right crossed out in pencil. Stains on verso. Heavy upper horizontal fold. Fine condition.In full, ?We expect to leave New York City for Tromso, Norway, Monday, April 5th. I am writing to ask if you will take luncheon with me on this date and inspect with me the ship and equipment. If you can do this, will you arrive about 12 o?clock? We could have luncheon after inspection, and then we will shove off for the Arctic. The ship will be alongside a dock in the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. I should be glad for you to bring with you any guests you may desire.? In a handwritten postscript, Byrd adds, ?We are deeply grateful to you.?(4) Typed Letter Signed ?R E Byrd Jr,? one page, 8.5? x 11?. Byrd Arctic Expedition stationery, Navy Building, Washington, April 3, 1926. To Mr. William H. Todd, New York City. Fine condition.In full, ?I cannot leave without telling you how very grateful we all are for what you have done for us. As a matter of fact, without the assistance you have given us, we would probably have gotten off for the Arctic so late that we would have run the danger of not being able to accomplish our mission for lack of time. Then, too, the cost of the work would have placed me in an embarrassing position. Personally, I shall never forget what you have done for us. I imagine that it will be difficult for you to understand what you really have done for us. We have been making a hard fight, and the matters we had up with you were very vital. With the best of good wishes and sincerest personal regards.?On May 9, 1926, five weeks after writing this letter, Byrd and his pilot Floyd Bennett attempted a flight over the North Pole. They flew from and back to the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. Byrd claimed to have reached the Pole, earning Byrd and Bennett widespread acclaim, including being awarded the Medal of Honor.(5) Photograph Signed ?Dick Byrd? with 15-word inscription. Black & white, 7.5? x 9?. Affixed to sturdy cardboard of same size. Bust photograph inscribed in light and dark portions with good contrast: ?To J. Herbert Todd / with warm regards / and deep appreciation / for invaluable / assistance to the / Byrd Antarctic / Expedition / from / Dick Byrd / Aug 31, 1928 / N. Y. City.? Six days earlier, Byrd?s flagship ?City of New York,? began its voyage to Antarctica. Fine condition.(6) Book Signed ?R E Byrd? with inscription. ?Skyward? by Commander Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Navy. New York: G.P. Putnam?s Sons, 1928. Third impression, April 1928. 359 pages, 5.75? x 8.75?. Blue boards, no dust jacket. Gilt-lettered on cover and spine. Slight wear at joints and upper and lower edges of spine. Frontispiece loose. Map of Byrd?s flight to the North Pole on endpapers. Very Good condition.Inscribed on the verso of the frontispiece: ?To William H. Todd 2nd / and J. Herbert Todd Jr / with cordial good wishes / from / R E Byrd / N.Y. City / July 4,1928.? (7) Book Signed ?Dick Byrd? with 19-word inscription. ?Little America? by Richard Evelyn Byrd, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., Ret. New York: G.P. Putnam?s Sons, 1930. Third impression, December 1930. 422 pages, 6.25? x 9.5?. Bright blue boards, no dust jacket. Gilt-lettered on cover and spine. Very Good condition. Inscribed in the wide lower margin beneath Byrd?s frontispiece portrait, ?To William H. Todd my friend / with everlasting appreciation / for helping to make our / expedition possible and / with the warmest regards / Dick Byrd / Dec. 30, 1930.? In Byrd?s November 16, 1930 Foreword, on page viii, he thanks ?Mr. William H. Todd? ?" an arrow has been penned in the left margin pointing to the line. In Chapter II, ?Plan, Preparation and Problem,? on pages 28-29, Byrd writes how Todd and his son Herbert helped in the outfitting of the two ships on the Antarctic expedition. The upper right corner of page 29 has been folded over.(8) Book Signed ?R E Byrd? and ?Dick Byrd? with 27-word inscription. ?Little America? by Richard Evelyn Byrd, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., Ret. New York: G.P. Putnam?s Sons, 1930. 436 pages, 6.25? x 10?. Sky blue boards over beige cloth, spine rubbed. No dust jacket. Gilt-lettered on spine. Half-title loose. Deckle edges. Very Good condition.Author?s Autograph Edition noted to be Number ?R3? and, in ink, ?Presentation copy / G.P. Putnam?s Sons,? signed ? R E Byrd.? Inscribed on the half-title page, ?To William Todd my / friend with deep and / everlasting appreciation / for his contribution to / the success of our / Antarctic expedition, I / present this volume / with the warmest regard / Dick Byrd / Dec 30, 1930.? (9) Presentation Copy ?Into the Home of the Blizzard? by Commander Richard E. Byrd ?On the Eve of His Departure for the Antarctic Commander Byrd Explains Why He Attempts the Exploration of the Frozen Continent by Air and Discusses Problems He Must Solve.? New York: The New York Times Company, 1928. Softcover, deckle edges. 32 pages, 6.5? x 10?. Illustrated with small drawings on each page. On printed page preceding title, completed in manuscript: ?Presented to / Mr. William H. Todd / with the compliments of /Commander Richard E. Byrd / with sincere appreciation / of generous assistance / in the financing of the / Byrd Antarctic Expedition / Number 359.? Includes article ?Byrd?s Base Ship and His Antarctic Village? by Russell Owen. Fine condition.In 1928, Commander Richard E. Byrd began his first expedition to the Antarctic with two ships, S.S. ?City of New York? (S.S. ?Samson? was renamed by Byrd) and S.S. ?Eleanor Bolling? (S.S. ?Chelsea? was renamed in honor of his mother), and three airplanes. Byrd?s flagship, ?City of New York,? left Hoboken, New Jersey, on August 25, 1928, with 200 tons of material aboard and 33 people. ?Eleanor Bolling? sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, on September 25th with 300 tons of supplies and 28 people. The dog drivers and 94 dogs with 40 tons of dog biscuit were taken aboard the Norwegian whaling ship ?Sir James Clark Ross? at Norfolk, Virginia. Byrd departed the United States from San Pedro, California, on October 10, 1928, aboard the Norwegian whaler ?C.A. Larsen? with the aircraft, gasoline, oil, and 100 tons of supplies loaded aboard in Norfolk; aviation personnel had also boarded in Norfolk. The three ships embarking from the east coast to New Zealand passed through the Panama Canal. After unloading cargo and men, ?C.A. Larsen? remained in New Zealand and ?Sir James Clark? went on a whaling voyage. Now heavily laden, ?City of New York? and ?Eleanor Bolling? left Dunedin, New Zealand, for the Antarctic on December 2, 1928. ?City of New York? reached Antarctica?s Bay of Whales on December 28th and on January 1, 1929, a site was selected for the base camp which Byrd named Little America. On November 28-29, 1929, Byrd flew with pilot Bernt Balchen from Little America to the South Pole and back in 18 hours 41 minutes.From Byrd?s ?Little America,? Chapter II: ?The cost of outfitting these two ships, including the original price, was $285,000. This work was done at cost, as an act of friendship, by Mr. William Todd at the Todd Ship Yard. This represented a considerable saving. The distinguished naval constructor, Captain Gatewood, offered to superintend the refitting, and he and Mr. Todd?s son, Herbert, and engineer, Bill Smith, rendered us invaluable services ... No doubt it would have been better in every way had we seen our way clear to build new vessels, constructed especially with the Antarctic navigation problem in view; but new ships are very expensive, and such advantages are luxuries denied all but a few expeditions...?The March 4, 1928 edition of ?The New York Times,? in an Associated Press story, quotes Byrd as he discussed his plans for his trip to the South Pole as he ?reclined in an easy chair at the governor?s mansion? in Richmond (his brother Harry was Governor of Virginia). In part, ?On the final dash for the pole we shall carry a primus stove, a reindeer sleeping bag, two months? food supply, including pemmican, chocolate, tea, hardtack and dog food. We will also have skis, snowshoes, medical kits, extra clothing and rifles and ammunition.?Founded in Norway, Maine, in 1906 by Walter F. Tubbs, now based in Seattle, Washington, Tubbs Snowshoes ?controls the largest share of the snowshoe market? according to James Prosek in his February 6, 2004, article ?Making Tracks In a World Gone Silent? in ?The New York Times.? The company?s website at tubbssnowshoes.com boasts ?From Admiral Byrd?s famed expedition to Antarctica, to modern day adventure racing, Tubbs manufactures snowshoes for all types of terrain and snow conditions.?William H. Todd (1867-1932) founded the Todd Shipyards Corporation in 1916 when he consolidated the Robins Dry Dock and Repair Company of Brooklyn of which he was president, with other yards in Hoboken, N.J., and Seattle, Washington. It became the largest company of its kind in America. Ironically, the guided missile destroyer USS ?Richard E. Byrd? (DDG-23), launched in 1962, was built by the Todd Shipyards Corporation in Seattle.J. Herbert Todd (1893-1977) was Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Todd Shipyards Corporation from his father?s death in1932 until 1946. For the next 10 years, he was an independent consultant in the shipping industry. For a time he was President of a Todd subsidiary, Todd Drydock Engineering and repair Corporation. In the summer of 1928, J. Herbert Todd was in charge of the men who refitted ?City of New York,? then called ?Samson,? for the Antarctic Expedition.

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and single frame to front cover, and top edge gilt, map endpapers. With black and white line drawings throughout. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine slightly darkened, extremities a touch rubbed, minor wear to head of spine, boards gently bowed, endpapers foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ROOSEVELT IN THE BUNK HOUSE. VISITS OF THE GREAT ROUGH RIDER TO WYOMING IN 1903 AND 1910

      Privately printed, n.d. [ca 1926]., 1926. First edition. 8vo. Tan printed wrappers, [2], 40 pp., frontis. [portrait], illustrated, plates, portraits. This is the rare first edition of this title appearing one year before the much revised second edition published in 1927. The second edition is a very scarce item today. A book that really is an appreciation of Theodore Roosevelt as a man, as Colonel, as Vice President, as President, and as a lover of Wyoming, its people, and the ranching community. His visits to Wyoming are detailed with many sketches of his visit by many people. There are numerous newspaper addresses made by Roosevelt and reprinted here. Herd 674 says, "Scarce." (Second Edition). Very good copy. Probably rare today.

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        THE SMOKING LEG AND OTHER STORIES

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-296 [note: title leaf is a tipped in single leaf],. title page printed in green and black, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained yellow green.. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (striking illustration. by Juan Oliver on the front panel) with tiny chip from upper spine. end, 30 mm closed tear along front spine fold, and light wear, 15 mm. closed tear at lower spine end, and some mild dust soiling. A fresh,. attractive example of this rare jacket. (#107057). First U.S. edition. Metcalfe's first book, collecting eighteen stories including the classic horror tale "The Smoking Leg." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-147. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1168. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 156. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 290-91. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4- 179. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 364. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10083.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Vers et Prose.

      - NRF, paris 1926, in-4° relié en plein maroquin marron, dos à 2 x 3 nerfs serrés avec un prolongement à froid et filets dorés sur les deux plats, titre et nom d'auteur dorés, tête dorée. Plats intérieurs ornés d'un filet doré, papier de garde en ton sur ton avec un décor floral. Couvertures conservées. Etui. Orné de 36 aquarelles originales de Pierre Laprade. Tirage numéroté, 1/420 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement relié.

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        THE SECRETS OF DR. TAVERNER

      London: Noel Douglas., [1926].. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Edition. Octavo, original publisher's green cloth titled in black on spine panel. 253 pp. Spine panel a bit faded, lettering very bright; a near fine, attractive copy. ¶ A collection of Occult Detective stories. "Dr. Taverner' runs a nursing home for people with unusual mental disorders. He is assisted in the care of these patients by Dr. Rhodes, the medical superintendent, and narrator of the stories. The tales run the gamut of the occult and the supernatural and include vampirism, astral projection, necromancy, cursed objects, spirit communication, spectral manifestations, and very often mind control. A classic collection, rare in the first edition.

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        Mein-Film. Illustrierte Film- und Kinorundschau. Konvolut von Nummern aus den 3 Jahrgängen. Jg. 1926: N° 30 - 53; N° 30 mit teilweise ausgeschittenem Teil der ersten Seite, N° 39 mit teilweise ausgeschittenem Teil des Umschlages, N° 49 Umschlag abgerissen. Jg. 1927: N° 54 - 95; in diesem Jahrgang fehlen 2 Hefte: N° 87, 92; N° 95 Umschlag abgerissen. Jg. 1928: N° 113, 120. Umschlagsränder häufig beschnitten. Ungebundene Hefte mit OUmschläge.

      Wien 1926-1928,. OHFt., ca. 15 - 20 S. je Heft. Exemplare stellenweise etwas berieben und bestoßen. Umschläge stellenweise auf Ränder u. Rücken mit Verlust eingerissen u. auch fleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance.Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

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        Du og jeg. Fra fransk av Herman Wildenvey. Bibilofilutgave.

      Oslo., H. Aschehoug & Co. (W. Nygaard). 1926. 8vo. Blått helskinnbind med gulldekor på ryggen og deklene. I kassett. Topp gullsnitt. Ubeskåret. 166 s.. Med dedikasjon fra Herman Wildenvey. "Til Hr. G. Møller med tak for trøst i motgang og medgang og omkring "Du og jeg" fra Herman Wildenvey". Vedlagt smussommslaget. "Da den alm. utgave av Wildenveys oversettelse av Géraldy utkom, ble det gjort oppmerksom på at han hadde oversatt couissins med kusiner i stedet for puter. Før bibliofilutgaven utkom ble side 66 trykket om, og dette nye ark ble med i nesten alle eksemplarer. Dette eksemplar er et av de ytterst få (2-3) som har den kanselerte side 65/66. Den ordinære utg. fikk rettelsen i senere utgaver"

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        Tea Room and Cafeteria Management

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company,, 1926. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in blue, top edge purple. With the dust jacket. Inscription to half-title and occasional marginal mark in light pencil. Contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in a lightly edge-chipped jacket. First edition, first printing, of the author's first book, published shortly after his appointment as Chief Accountant for Nicaragua (then under the control of the US Marines) and before his return to another executive position in the US. But in the late 1920s Ralph Nelson Elliott was forced to take step back from his distinguished career by an illness he had contracted in Central America. It is during his excruciatingly long convalescence that Elliott, an accountant by training, first became interested in the stock market, started studying its patterns very closely, and ultimately developed his ground-breaking and still much debated theory of the Wave Principle, published in his 1938 eponymous book.

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        The History of Woodstock Connecticut / Genealogies of Woodstock Families [Eight Volumes]

      Norwood, Mass.: Privately Printed by the Plimpton Press, 1926-1943. First edition. Dark blue (and dark blue green) cloth with gilt titles, top edges gilt. A near fine set with light rubbing at the spine ends and occasional soiling to the fore edges. 4to. Illus. with 874 portraits, 145 photo & reproductions, and 13 (of 15) maps. The last two volumes were completed after Bowen's death in 1935 by Donald Lines Jacobus and William Herbert Wood under the direction of the American Antiquarian Society. Volumes 1 thru 6 signed by the author. Volume 1: one of 450 copies; volumes 2-3: one of 175 copies; volumes 3-8: one of 150 copies. Volume 1 is a history, with the next seven volumes being the genealogies. Lacking the two folding maps in the pocket of volume 1 (as usual). Rare as a complete set, with the majority now in institutional hands.

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        The Great Gatsby

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1926. Octavo. Original blue linen-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the supplied dust jacket. Ownership inscription of E. C. Nef, Paris, 1925, to front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, one corner bumped, a number of leaves creased at upper corner where previously turned down, still a very good copy of the book; the jacket, which was evidently stored separately, in fine, fresh, bright condition, with only a faint crease at the head of the front panel and three very small areas of wear at the spine ends and head of the front fold, a remarkable survival. First English edition, in a sparkling example of the very rare first state dust jacket, unseen by Bruccoli, which reproduces the famous Cugat design of the first American edition, with a window left at the foot of the spine for the Chatto & Windus imprint, and the rear panel with Chatto & Windus printed advertisements. The jacket is priced 7s. net at the foot of the front flap. The unrivalled Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald at USC's Thomas Cooper Library has only copies of later state jackets, price-clipped and repriced with an over-sticker. Bruccoli notes that the first English publication of The Great Gatsby is "not a new edition, but a separate printing in England from the plates of the American edition—the third printing of the first edition" (p. 64). Gatsby was first published in America in April 1925, with a second printing with six emendations in August 1925, the plates of which are used for the English printing. The deposit copies of the English printing at the British Library and the Bodleian were both received in February 1926, but the ownership inscription in this copy is intriguing evidence that copies were available earlier on the Continent. Elinor Castle Nef (1894?-1953) was the first wife of University of Chicago professor John U. Nef, Jr. (1899?-1988) and the daughter of a prominent Hawaiian family. She was a prolific diarist and letter writer, corresponding with many important artists and intellectuals of the 20th century. In November 1921, she and her husband left for France where John was to continue his studies, and lived in Europe for the next five years.

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        Das Schloss

      Munich: Kurt Wolff Verlag,, 1926. Roman. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine red on a pale blue ground, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine and top edges of the boards rather faded as usual but an exceptionally nice copy in the tanned and lightly marked dust jacket with very minor loss at the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first impression, cloth-bound issue. Wolff offered this title in the present binding and the more frequently encountered stiff paper boards. Copies of either issue in dust jacket are very uncommon. Translated as The Castle, this remarkable novel develops and extends the themes of The Trial virtually to breaking point.

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        Mantrap

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. 1926. First. First edition. Fine in an edgeworn, about very good dustwrapper with chipping at the extremities, particularly at the crown and with a large, but relatively faint dampstain. Author's eighth book under his own name, and exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

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        COLLECTION OF 23 STEREOVIEWS OF NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS

      Very Good;. 1926-1928. Photographs. Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. 23 stereoviews (no duplicates) in good to very good condition. .

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        Bagatelles

      Paris: Maurice Darantiere, 1926. Black lettered turquoise wraps with flower oval design on front panel. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies of which this is #39. Eleven illustrations by Bonfils plus vignettes. This copy may have belonged to the author as many odd words have been stroked out. Fade to spine wraps and some edgewear but a very sharp copy of an attractive item.. 1st Edition. Wraps. Near Fine/VG+. Illus. by Robert Bonfils. 8vo.

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        Noa Noa: Voyage de Tahiti

      Paris: G. Cres, 1926. Limited Edition to 100 copies. Hardcover. Large 4to. 204 pp. With thirty-six full-page reproductions of watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints of Tahiti by Gauguin (most in color); in-text illustrations. Printed on the handpress of Ganymed in Berlin, under the direction of Meier-Graefe as indicated on certificate of issue. This edition for France is limited to only 100 copies. Bound in the publisher's original raffia cloth, with original lithographed dustjacket with woodcut by Daniel de Monfreid after a Gauguin design. A fine copy of the scarce French limited edition. Gauguin's original manuscript on his life in Tahiti was written following his arrival in 1891. Upon his return in 1895, he made the watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints which he then pasted into the text. This is a facsimile of the original manuscript, complete with the reproductions pasted into the text. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Metropolis : Roman.

      Berlin : A. Scherl, 1926.. ERSTAUSGABE 274 S. ; 8 OLeinen, mit Goldprägung, umlaufend gelber Farbschnitt, Frakturschrift. erste Ausgabe in Leinen, Einband vorwiegend unbestoßen, mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren,geringfügig angeschmutzt, Seiten ausgesprochen sauber, ohne Einträge, keinerlei altersfleckig oder fingerbegriffen,

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        Eleven line lithographs

      New York: The New Gallery, 1926. One of 60 portfolios, with 10 signed lithographs and one unsigned one on the cover. Text by James Rosenberg and André Salmon. 37 x 27 cm. Presentation copy.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Noa Noa: Voyage de Tahiti

      Paris: G. Cres, 1926. Limited Edition to 100 copies. Hardcover. Large 4to. 204 pp. With thirty-six full-page reproductions of watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints of Tahiti by Gauguin (most in color); in-text illustrations. Printed on the handpress of Ganymed in Berlin, under the direction of Meier-Graefe as indicated on certificate of issue. This edition for France is limited to only 100 copies. Bound in the publisher's original raffia cloth, with original lithographed dustjacket with woodcut by Daniel de Monfreid after a Gauguin design. A fine copy of the scarce French limited edition. Gauguin's original manuscript on his life in Tahiti was written following his arrival in 1891. Upon his return in 1895, he made the watercolors, drawings and woodblock prints which he then pasted into the text. This is a facsimile of the original manuscript, complete with the reproductions pasted into the text. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        The Ship of Ishtar

      New York: G. P Putman's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front board lettered in orange. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the bright jacket that has a little mild foxing. First edition, first printing of the author's second book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Animalia; or, Fibs about Beasts, Engraved on Wood and Ensnared in Verse -- SIGNED 1/28 Copies

      NY: Payson & Clarke, (1926.) 1st edition. Limited to 28 signed, numbered copies on Van Gelder paper. This is number 13. Specially bound and illustrated with proofs printed by the artist from the original woodblocks. A modernist bestiary, inspired by African art and expressed in the bold style of the Art Deco era. Containing vivid representations from the animal kingdom and fanciful verse on the facing pages. Complete with all 22 tipped-in proofs, 20 of them full-page, plus two smaller vignettes tipped to the frontispiece and title page. A beautifully produced artist's book by Leon Underwood (1890-1975), acclaimed British sculptor who worked in multiple artistic disciplines during his versatile career. (48) pages, consisting of 24 double leaves joined at the top edge. Quarto, 13 by 10 inches. Parchment vellum spine and beveled terra cotta boards. Not issued with a dust jacket. Signed and dated by Underwood in ink on the half-title. Hand-numbered on the colophon page. VG. Clean and only lightly worn. Binding sound and tight. Light spotting, browning of the parchment at the extremities. Light, even fading at the top of the front board. One print ("Monkeys") creased/wrinkled at the left margin. Short edge tear in the blank margin of one text page. Offsetting from the prints to the facing pages. Text and prints clean and unmarked otherwise. Glue marks on the front pastedown, evidently from a bookplate that is no longer present. No other ownership marks. A nice copy overall. Scarce, by virtue of the small number of copies produced for the signed, limited edition. More pictures available on request..

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        The Novels. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1926 - 5 volumes, octavo (185 x 120 mm). Bound in recent green morocco, titles and designs to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule gilt to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. An excellent set richly bound. With colour frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. Second Chapman edition, originally published by the Clarendon Press in 1923. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph

      [London: Privately printed by Manning Pike and C.J. Hodgson,], 1926. Quarto (252 × 187 mm). Original dark green full morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons, title gilt to the spine, five bands with five small gilt dots equally spaced, double fillet panels to the compartments, similar panels to the boards with star and drawer-handle roundels to the corners, centre-tool of a lozenge with writhen strapwork, top edge gilt, the others uncut, single fillet gilt edge-roll and to the turn-ins, pictorial endpapers after Kennington. Housed in a green quarter morocco book-style drop-back box, pale grey cloth, title gilt to the spine, pale grey cloth chemise. 66 plates printed by Whittingham & Griggs, including frontispiece portrait of Feisal by Augustus John, many coloured or tinted, 4 of them double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding colour-printed maps, that is 2 maps duplicated, rather than the 3 called for by O'Brien, laid down on linen, 58 illustrations in text, one coloured, by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others. Historiated initials by Edward Wadsworth printed in red and black. Very light shelf-wear, head-cap just slightly pulled, frontispiece map a touch rolled at the fore-edge, internally very clean and fresh, only the occasional leaf with a pale hint of foxing, overall an extremely bright copy in a very attractive binding. One of the Cranwell or "Subscriber's" edition of 211 copies, this one of 170 "complete copies", inscribed by Lawrence on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES", with one manuscript correction to the illustration list, a "K" identifying Kennington rather than Roberts as the artist responsible for "The gad-fly". This copy is in the usual state, with page XV mispaginated as VIII and as often without the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208; nor does it have the Blair Hughes-Stanton wood engraving illustrating the dedicatory poem found in only five copies. However, it does include the "Prickly Pear" plate, not called for in the list of illustrations. Superb copy of Lawrence's sumptuously-produced account of his rôle in the Arab Revolt, his "big book". In a letter to George Bernard Shaw he described it as an effort to combine 'record of fact' and 'work of art', "to make history an imaginative thing" (Karachi, 7/5/28), as Lawrence James, in his ODNB biography of him puts it, Lawrence created, " a personal, emotional narrative of the Arab revolt in which [he] reveals how by sheer willpower he made history. It was a testimony to his vision and persistence and a fulfilment of his desire to write an epic which might stand comparison in scale and linguistic elegance with his beloved Morte d'Arthur and C. M. Doughty's Arabia Deserta. Subtitled 'A triumph', its climax is the Arab liberation of Damascus, a victory which successfully concludes a gruelling campaign and vindicates Lawrence's faith in the Arabs. In a way Seven Pillars is a sort of Pilgrim's Progress, with Lawrence as Christian, a figure sustained by his faith in the Arabs, successively overcoming physical and moral obstacles".

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and single frame to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, map endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Spine a little cocked, extremities faintly rubbed, free endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in a very faintly dust-soiled jacket with a few tiny chips and toning to spine panel. First edition, first impression.

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        [Photograph]: Original Portrait

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

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        The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges

      London: Edward Arnold & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Some spotting to page edges. Moderate dust stains to top page edges. 4" repaired tear to stub of folding map, not affecting printed area. No signatures or stamps. Hinges intact. Cloth covers clean and bright. No tears to cloth. No bumps to corners of boards. Cloth boards protected in loose mylar jacket. A nice copy. ; xv, [1], 328 pages + frontispiece + plates + folding colour map at rear. Charcoal grey cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and pale blue-grey lettering on front board. Dimensions: 8 7/8" by 5 3/4". ; 8vo .

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        Der Kommandant von Kalymnos. Ein Mysterium aus dem Rokoko der Levante. Autograph Letter, signed Manuskript gedruckt. [With:] "Der verirrte böse Hund" [Typescript]

      Venedig [i.e., Vienna: printed for the author by Paul Kaltschmidt], 1926 - Rare novella, issued in an edition of just one hundred copies by the Viennese-born author, dramatist, and artist Friedrich (Fritz) von Herzmanovsky-Orlando (1877-1954), long resident in the South Tirol region. With the four-page single-spaced typescript of his comic dramatic sketch entitled "Der verirrte böse Hund", with several manuscript corrections. The piece, written late in Herzmanovsky-Orlando's career, recalls an incident when the author encountered the intransigency of the royal Bavarian bureaucracy while attempting to report a runaway dog in Munich. The story is rich in southern German dialects and comic echoes of a vanished world. The story was published in Sämtliche Werke. Band V. Zwischen Prosa und Drama, edited by Susanna Kirschl-Goldberg (Vienna: Reklam, 1986); the editor notes that the transmission of this story is fragmentary. The Herzmanovsky-Orlando archives in Austria preserve another corrected typescript and its carbon, as well as a partial draft. The present typescript, erratically typed, largely follows the text in the Austrian archive. The 1958 catalogue of a Munich gallery exhibition of Herzmanovsky-Orlando's drawings is also loosely inserted One of 100 copies, this being no. 79. 8vo. With two illustrations after drawings by the author. 60 pp., [1] f. (imprint). Original lavender cloth, front board titled in gilt. Near fine copy, inscribed by the author on the flyleaf "Herrn Otto S. Kraus gewidmet vom Verfasser. Fritz Herzmanovsky- Orlando. Meran Juni 1952" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        HOST - Mesicnik pro moderni kulturu. Roc. VI.

      1926 - Prague, 1926. Red. Fr. Gotz et A.C. Nor. 9 fascicules au format 191X286mm. Nos. 1 à 10. Couvertures illustrées de compositions typographiques en couleur. Nos. 1 à 10 (9/10 double). Année complète. Textes, illustrations de Karel TEIGE, Jaroslav SEIFERT, Konstantin BIEBL, Giorgio de CHIRICO, Guillaume APOLLINAIRE, Jean COCTEAU, Pierre REVERDY, José-Luis BORGES, Pierre DRIEU la ROCHELLE, Ivan GOLL, et al. A noter : Un teste "DADA" par Karel Teige et un texte "O SPANELSKEM ULTRAISMU" par Vaclav Cerny. Voir les 5 photos. (Avant garde periodical, avant garde cover, ultraism, surrealism, constructivism, dada). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Beach

      - 1926. () Fine. 17.75 X 23 CM (7 X 9.5 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, 3 / 100. In 2 CM (.75 inch) rounded gilt conservation frame with slight wear. Off white acid free matting and Tru Vue UV protectant glass. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 37 X 43 CM (14.5 X 17 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. With Phillips' signature included to the bottom right of the image as well as signed in pencil on just below the right of the image. There is also a pencil notation of the title and edition number below the image to the left. Boulet MBL96. A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a young girl in a teal and orange dress. The girl gently rests on the sand watching a small bird in front of her. A peaceful and delicate image. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- unsigned] Golden Treasury

      London: Macmillan, 1926. First edition thus. 12mo. Superb highly ornate unsigned binding, red fine crushed morocco with gilt blocked grave vine pattern in central oval extending outward in four arms to gilt border design, gilt dentelles. Ends of boards with gilt design. AEG. Fine.

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        The history of spiritualism.

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., [1926]., London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: - Two volumes. 8vo. xiii, [i], 342; vii, [i], 342, [2] pp. Each volume with half-title, frontispiece and 7 plates. Original blue publisher’s cloth, sunned and lightly worn at spines, with some small tears in cloth at extremities in spine of Volume 2; light scattered foxing. Volume 1 has several articles laid-in, which have caused some browning. "Seven principles" of spiritualism written in an unknown hand to verso of list of illustrations. First edition. "This work has grown from small disconnected chapters into a narrative which covers in a way the whole history of the Spiritualistic movement." Doyle became interested in spiritualism after the death of his son Kinsley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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

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        Television. Very fine copy in very fine dust jacket

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

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        The Second Book of Negro Spirituals. Edited with an Introduction by James Weldon Johnson. Musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson.

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

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        H.M.S. Suffolk "Nous Maintiendrons".

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

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        I LIBRI DELLA FAMIGLIA MENEGHINA

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

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