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        Le malheureux petit voyage

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

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        Photo Album]: Girl's Vacation Album

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        [Photo Album]: Girl's Vacation Album

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Historical Memoirs of California with Palou and His Writings

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        L'ingénue libertine. Eaux-fortes de Louis Icart.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Haufe & Lutz]
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        Under The Tonto Rim

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

      [Bookseller: B-Well Ventures]
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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph

      1926 - Illustrated with initial letters by Edward Wadsworth and Blair Hughes-Stanton; 66 plates, mostly coloured, and 58 illustrations in the text, by Eric Kennington, Paul Nash, William Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stanton and others; folding maps and pictorial endpapers. Subscribers, or ?Cranwell? edition, one of 170 complete copies, so inscribed by Lawrence. 4to., original red morocco gilt, the covers decorated with a sparse geometrical design of single gilt and blind rules, with composite corner panels of repeated quatrefoil tools, spine lettered in one of six panels, the other panels with a complementary design, by Robert de Coverly & Sons. T.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. No Place, [London, Privately Printed]. A near fine copy, with one blind bump (not evident under most light) on the middle of the front panel and minute wear to some extremities of the binding. With the neat inscription (presumably indicating his ownership) of William Roberts, Jany 7th 1927, on the front free endpaper. Roberts contributed some of the finest artwork toSeven Pillars: see the entry for the posthumous arrangement of pictures at Clouds Hill for Eric Kennington's unguarded opinion on Roberts' personality. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Television: Seeing by Wire or Wireless

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Early Autumn (Signed First Edition)

      Frederick A. Stokes, New York 1926 - First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on a pasted-down note to the front endpaper: "For Sydney Williams / With the very best of the author, who wishes he were here in the land of good wines / Louis Bromfield." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a moderately restored dust jacket that presents as Near Fine. Light foxing to some of the page edges, with the bottom two corners bumped. Jacket has professional restoration, largely at the spine and corners, with a few unobtrusive short closed tears at the extremities. Difficult to find in any jacket, let alone signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Sun Also Rises.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winnie the Pooh

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

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Procreant Hymn [With Variant Copper Engraving]

      [Waltham Saint Lawrence]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Gill, Eric. No. 150 of 175 (plus 25 hors commerce). Cream cloth stamped in gilt, t.e.g., frontispiece of "God Sending" (P359) with the alternative plate of that illustration (P364) and a recent reprint of "Dalliance" laid in. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2"), pagination: [1]-20, [1, blank], [1, limitation]. Near fine, with only very minor bumping to spine ends and faint soiling from handling; lacking the dust jacket. As per the preface to The Old Stile Press reproduction, a notice to subscribers was laid in at the rear advertising the alternate plates, which is lacking in this copy. (A copy of The Old Stile Press edition, an invaluable reference for this work, is currently available for sale from Swan's Fine Books, at the time of this listing.) Chanticleer no. 37; Gill no. 277; Taylor no. 1329. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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        Id Quod Visum Placet; A practical test of the beautiful

      [Waltham Saint Lawrence]: [The Golden Cockerel Press], 1926. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Gill, Eric. No. 40(?) of 150, signed by author/artist. Blue paper over boards backed in cream linen, with printed paper title label to front board; frontispiece"David" (P372), "Flying Buttresses" (P373) other plate, "St. Thomas's Hands" (P382) to title page, the first book in which Eric Gill used the latter engraving. Id Quod Visum Placet marks the beginning of Gill's working relationship with Douglas Cleverdon. At the time, Cleverdon was a young, ambitious antiquarian bookseller whose Bristol shop was a frequent stopping point for Gill; Gill took him on to be the distributor for the book and Cleverdon published Gill's Art & Love the next year; Gill painted his friend's nameplate for the shop in a rather austere sans serif, thereby setting into motion a now somewhat apocryphal story about the origin of the Gill Sans typeface. Small octavo (8" x 4-3/4"), pagination: [6], (1)-19, [1]. Strip of sunning to top edge of both boards and rear joint, else fine, with sharp corners and pristine, unopened leaves. Gill no. 14. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        El Cafe de Nadie

      Ediciones de Horizonte 1926 - Ediciones de Horizonte, Mexico 1926. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 93 pgs. 8 X 5 3/4 . Very rare book , in excellent condition. A good example of Stridentism book. Ediciones de Horizonte, Mexico 1927. Condicion: Muy Buena. Primera edicion. 93 pgs 20.5 cms X 15 cms. Libro muy raro de encontrar , en excelente estado. libro del Estridentismo. Bookseller Inventory SG#0099. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Isa Galeria]
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        Baillière's Synthetic Anatomy. Complete in Fourteen Parts.

      London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox, [c.1926–36] - 14 parts in 1 volume, small quarto. Original tan cloth, spine and front board lettered and blocked in red, bound at top edge using green wire ties, each part in the original paper wrappers printed in blue. Boards a little marked with some faint dampstain to rear, contents toned, otherwise in very good condition. Colour plates printed on glassine for superimposition, interleaved with text leaves ("Author's Introduction" and "Instructions for Use"), a few bound in but most loose as issued. Contemporary ownership inscription of John P. Delich to front board recto and verso, the latter dated October 1947, and to rear board recto. Complete run of Baillière's vividly coloured layered anatomy atlas in the publisher's binding case, named "the best and most convenient substitute for the body" by the British Journal of Surgery. Designed by Dr John Eric Cheesman, a medical officer of health in London, and aimed at medical students, it could be bought in separate parts as required for study–with sections on the "Hand", "Thorax", "Head and Neck", and "Eye and Orbit", to name a few—or as a complete work. The illustrations were first prepared from radiograms and then submitted to a school of anatomy for close comparison against recent dissections. Their colour-coding (bones and cartilage in white; arteries in red; veins in blue; nerves in yellow; and so on) and the accompanying indexes enabled students to easily locate specific anatomical regions or parts. "Many responses to the atlas were favourable: medical journals confirmed students' appreciation of it, that it complemented learning through dissection, and that it was welcomed as an aid to studying the surface anatomy of living bodies. The atlas's distribution of over 100,000 copies in several languages was seen as ample 'evidence of its proved value' in teaching anatomy" (Hallam, p. 302). The atlas was, as Cheesman wrote, "intended to fulfil three purposes—To give to those who have not yet formed one a definite, composite, and stereoscopic mental picture of every region of the body, which can be learnt step by step, and part by part, by repeated drawing; to marshal any images already obtained, and place them where they may be found at the proper time, and receive more light and development while the opportunity exists; to provide a permanent record for the student of what he knows, and help him to recall what he has learnt" (Author's Introduction). See Elizabeth Hallam, Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed (Reaktion Books, 2016). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue. The author's third collection features nine short stories. "The Rich Boy" contains one of Fitzgerald's most quoted passages: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand". As with his other collections, its release was timed to follow the completion of his most recent novel, The Great Gatsby. As nice a copy as we've ever seen. Hardcover with near-perfect dust jacket. 267 pages. 8vo., 267pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan with black lettering; price uncut; green cloth boards, bright gilt lettering on spine; This is a true first issue of the first edition: the date on the title page, 1926, matches the date on the copyright page. The type at page 38, lines 6-9 (left), page 248, lines 21-24 (right) and the page number "90" is more battered on later printings. This copy exhibits no such battering. A true first issue.; small bumping to rear lower corner, created a tiny chip to dust jacket. Other than that, there is no sign of damage to the dust jacket. As nice of a copy as we've ever seen; interior clean; RD Consignment. Shelved Case #2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Tre Aar i Isen med "Maud": Med et Tillæg om en Slædereise Rundt Tsjuktsjerhalvøen

      Glydendal Norsk Forlag 1926 - 285 pp., illustrations, maps. cover wear, tears to cover edges, creasing along spine, binding is weak but all pages bound, bookstore stamp inside back cover, pages unmarked 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        des riens.

      Paris, Mornay 1926 - Edition of 507 copies including 66 illustrations by Carlègle, colored "au pochoir". Extremely rare and precious copy on Japon Imperial (one of 37 of the commercial edition), including 2 original watercolors signed in pencil by Carlègle on frontispiece. Near perfect conditions, just a very minor restoration on bottom of spine. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO

      BRULLER, JEAN. (BRULLER,JEAN)illus. FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO (FRISEMOUCHE MADE THE CAR). (Paris): Editions Enfantines Citroen (1926). 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, cover slightly bowed else Fine. First edition. This is the story about a naughty boy who defies his father by running away in his little Citronette car. Illustrated with striking, classic art deco color illustrations by Bruller. During WWII Bruller he joined the Resistance and changed his name to Vercors.First editions in this condition are rare,

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        TOPPER: AN IMPROBABLE ADVENTURE

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Company(1926). First Edition, A classic humorous ghost story, source of both a successful film starring Cary Grant and Oscar-nominated Roland Young as Topper as well as a television sitcom starring Leo G. Carroll. Interestingly, Stephen Sondheim wrote 11 episodes for Topper's first season. This copy is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author "To Doctor Sanman/To help people is the/meaning of Christ.", Hardcover, The front hinge is cracked and has been adequately if not professionally repaired at some time with glue. Spine darkened with some wear at head. Lacks the scarce dustwrapper. Good copy and extremely difficult to find signed

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Ludwig Hohlwein; Compiled and Edited by H.K. Frenzel with an Introduction by Walter F. Schubert. Translated by Herman George Scheffauer

      Berlin: Phonix, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. blue cloth lettered in gilt, rebacked with most of original spine laid-down. Very good. Hohlwein, Ludwig. 73 pages in text. 4to, 30 x 23 cm. 223 full-page posters in black and white and color. Text in English and German. Trained as an architect, Hohlwein was self taught as a draughtsman and painter. He was once told by a drawing teacher, "you will never learn to draw." Hohlwein's posters are indeed perfection: his esthetic virtuosity in rendering and technique won him international recognition. Interior contents exceptionally clean and fresh, front cover cloth slightly rippled, minor scratches at fore-edge.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        LES PLAISIRS DE LA TABLE

      Chez L'Auteur et J. Meynal. [1926], Paris - FINE wraps. Uncut/unopened. Square 4to, 333pp. Bound in French style; the brown DJ, integral to book, protects the paper covers Bound in such a way that there are no single leaves. All leaves connected at top or fore edge. The limitation & title pages were connected at top. Uncut only so they could be photographed. Written in French. "AS NEW" inside. Book has only (2) flaws. (1) spine corners w minor wear. (2) cover & exposed deckle edges lightly sunned. Tight binding. Perfectly smooth spine. Both boards double edge ruled in gilt. Gilt lettered author/title on front cover. Gilt title(only) on spine. Limitation page states: ".300 exemplaires numerotes sur papier pur fils lafuma .". Preface by Robert De Flers. Chapter initials, head & tail pieces in red. Half title page, limitation page & frontis in same red. Title page lettered in red & black inside a red border. Several in text illus in same red. FINE wraps(ppb). One of 300. A totally unsophisticated copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends IOBA]
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        Dossier of Material Related to The New Masses (1926 - 1963). Includes Typed Checklists of Articles, Photocopies of Articles from The New Masses, and related clippings.

      NY: The New Masses - 1963. 1926 - Folio. Good with creasing, some staining, a few marginal tears. Typed Checklist, 9 pp. (p. 6 missing) General Articles 1934 - 1939. Typed Checklist, 21 pp. General Articles 1940 - 1963. Typed and MS List of 21 Articles, followed by photocopies, 1934 - 1939. Typed corrected two page draft of book reviews by Lester Anderson. Related clippings from the NY Times and SF Examiner.Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley, California.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        LE GRANDI FIRME Quindicinale di novelle dei massimi scrittori

      TORINO: n.d., 1926. Brossura. DISCRETO. 18,5 24. Quindicinale USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 1864-1901. Peintre & Dessins - Estampes - Affiches. 2 volumes.

      Paris: Floury, 1926-27.(). 2 volumes, 1st edition, thick 4to's (10.5 x 8 in. 20 x 26 cm. ), 311 + 284 illustrated with 106 hors-texte collotype and lithographic plates, including 21 in colors and 2 drypoint etchings by the artist ("Charles Maurin" & "Portrait de Monsieur X", (W. 242 & 246). Bound in non-matching 3/4 morocco. original wrappers bound in.

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        LAISSEZ-FAIRE AND COMMUNISM

      New York: New Republic, 1926. First Edition. 8vo., 144pp. in tan wraps with blue titles; deckled edges; text clean; wraps chipping at edges; 1/4 inch chips to bottom outside corners of wraps, otherwise Very Good. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Le crépuscule des nymphes avec 10 lithographie de (Rodolphe Théophile) Bosshard.

      Paris, Editions Briant-Robet. 1926 - Folio. 144 p., 5 ff.n.ch. avec 10 lithographies originales. Broché, couverture remplié sous chemise avec pièce de titre rouge et étui. Première édition avec les illustrations de l'artiste Suisse et premier livre illustré par Bosshard. - No. 116//259 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'arches. Réuni 5 textes de Louys "Léda ou la louange des bienheureuses ténebres", "Ariane ou le chemin de la paix éternelle", "La maison sur le Nil ou les apparences de la vertu", Byblis ou l'enchantement des larmes", "Danaë ou le malheur", accompagné par 10 lithographies entre cubisme et art déco. - Couverture légèrement jaunie.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Japanese Old Fabric Sample Book.

      , (大正十&#20116 (大正十五?1926).. Early 20th century Japanese fabric sample collections in original envelope, including 23 sheets, 248 fabric samples tipped-in and majority of the samples are numbered, 31 samples have been removed very likely as the fabric was no longer available, 1 sample loosely inserted, 6 sheets of manuscript. Also included are 14 manuscript fabric patterns 5 of which are tipped in. Some wear and tear mainly on corners and edges of the leaves as expected with a working set like this. Envelope worn and a little soiled and creased. Chops one of which 新瀉縣 [Niigata-ken] suggests that these may have belonged to a fabric shop located in Niigata-ken, a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu. Hand written calligraphy style text in Japanese. Sample sizes vary from approximately 8 x 4.5cm to 4 x .5cm. Various dates shown on the sheets: 大正八年(1919), 大正拾年(1921), 大正拾一年(1922), 大正拾五年(1926). .

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        The English Poems of John Milton

      The Nonesuch Press, London 1926 - Number 28 of 90 copies printed on India paper, octavo size, 359 pp. The Nonesuch Press was founded in London in 1923 by Francis Meynell, Vera Mendel and David Garnett. "The Press is named after the Tudor Palace of Nonesuch; the building itself and two figures from one of its still preserved tapestries suggested the devices of the Press, which were designed and engraved on copper by Mr. Stephen Gooden." The text of this edition of Milton's English poems is, by arrangement with the delegates of the Oxford University Press, that edited by the late Canon Beeching after the earliest printed copies of the several poems. The illustrations by Blake were chosen and titled by Geoffrey Keynes. This copy comes from the library of Henry Rouse Viets (1890-1969), a neurologist, medical historian, and member of Harvard's Faculty of Medicine for thirty-six years. ***DESCRIPTION: Original full vellum on thick boards with title in gilt to backstrip, thick off-white endpapers, 53 monochrome plates, title-page printed in black and red, arabesque ornaments, Monotype Poliphilus and Blado types, India paper, octavo 6 1/8" x 10", pagination: [viii], [1]-359, limited edition, this number 28 of 90 copies printed on India paper in one volume (total edition 1450), with the book plate of Henry Rouse Viets inlaid to first pastedown. Housed in a coral cloth four-fold slipcased portfolio with brown cloth ties and a gilt lettered label to the backstrip. ***CONDITION: A near fine copy, rarely found with the delicate India paper completely without tear or crease, vellum is still very bright, corners and edges are clean and straight, typical slight bowing to vellum covered boards, plates are clean, very faint foxing at top-edge, overall a beautiful copy; near fine. ***CITATION: Ramson, Nonesuch Press 32; Tomkinson, p. 132. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM (Juvenilia - 4 pages): "Bank Holiday"

      [1926] 1926 - Exceptionally scarce 4-page AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of a poem written by Auden as a teenager. Published in THE OXFORD OUTLOOK in November 1926 and not published in book form until 1994 in W. H. AUDEN JUVENILIA edited by Katherine Bucknell, from which much of the information below was acquired. Two other manuscript copies of this poem are known to exist, in the collections of David Ayerst (Bloomfield J16) and of Christopher Isherwood, neither exactly identical to this but both resembling this much more than the published version which eliminated several stanzas present here. All told there are 78 lines divided into three sections on both sides of two 6-7/8" x 8-7/8" sheets of paper watermarked "Civic Bond" that have long ago been neatly joined by a conservator who also made several paper repairs. The poem begins "The queen's hand on the king's cold shoulder falling." Bucknell points out that the poem is reminiscent of THE WASTE LAND with the left out passages revealing some borrowing from Eliot's "The Hollow Men." This manuscript was acquired along with a letter from Auden to Robert Medley and was likely given to Medley at some point. Auden met and became friends with Medley in 1922 shortly after Auden's 15th birthday. It was Robert Medley who suggested that Auden try writing poetry. Later Medley helped to create the Group Theater where he provided scenery and costumes for the play ON THE FRONTIER by Auden and Isherwood. Several words on the last page are partly faded and obliterated by a repaired tear. A spectacular find in Good to Very Good condition [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Poèmes de jalousie. Avec une eau-forte originale de Foujita. (&) Poèmes de la vie et de la mort. Avec deux radiographies.

      Paris, Jean Budry & Cie, 1926 (&) 1927. 26 x 19 cm. Original wrappers with crystal paper. 48 (&) 48 p. Original etching (portrait of the two authors) and two vignettes by Foujita. / Radiographic pictures (X-ray photos) of Ivan and Claire Goll as a frontispice (!). Printed in 333 resp. 360 copies. The first book unnumbered, the second is numbered 52. First editions. A bit browned, some traces of use, a few dents in the backside of Poèmes de jalousie.l Two books of dialogues in verse, delightful poems with surprising illustrations. Both with a contemporary handwritten dedication to Willy Haas, signed by Ivan & Claire Goll with their names intertwined! Willy Haas (1891-1953) was a German writer and film critic, a friend of Kafka. He founded the magazine Die literarische Welt, where Ivan Goll published stories and poems.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Evropa a Amerika [Europe and America]

      Prague: Nákladem Komun. nakladatelství, 1926. Octavo (18.8 × 13.3 cm). Original decorative wrappers combining minimalist typographic elements and an abstract American flag; 48 pp. A near fine copy, uncut and unopened. First Czech translation of this important speech by Trotsky, held the same year, which outlines America's role as the dominant imperialist power after World War I. Trotsky points out a series of rising conflicts between the United States and European nations, promoting international revolution by the working class in response. Translated and with a short preface by the Czech communist and close associate of Trotsky, Alois Muna (1886-1943). Muna served in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I and was captured and imprisoned in a camp in the Simbirsk region. After fleeing to Kiev, he became active in the Czech and Slovak communist movement in Russia, serving as one of the founders of the Czech Communist Party in Russia. With a striking, reduced constructivist wrapper. Though unattributed, it may be the work of either Karel Teige or Otokar Mrkvička, both of whom did work for this communist publishing house in the mid-1920s. Not in KVK, OCLC; we only locate the copy at the Czech National Library.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Das Kind in der Familie und Andere Vortrage [The Child in the Family and Other Speeches]

      Montessori-Schule Wien 1926 - Limited first edition of 100 copies handsigned by Montessori on the copyright page, number 75. (1923 only date mentioned but Montessori Research Europe Newsletter 1/2011 makes case for late 1926 publication date.) 119pp. Green cloth lettered in gilt. In German. Near Fine with clean pages and sharp gilt, slight bowing to back board. A lovely copy. According to the page on the verso of a faux holograph poem, "A part of these lectures was held by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1923 in Brussels and in the same year they were published in French in the periodical La Femme Belge. The translation at hand was done by the working group of the Vienna Montessori school." An important work by the education pioneer with her scarce signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        WINNIE THE POOH

      Methuen & Co. Ltd, London 1926 - small 8vo., [xvi], 158 , [2] pp.; VG/VG; spine orange with a pictorial image and black text; dust jacket is protected in a mylar covering, first state jacket with '117th thousand' on rear flap and 7/6 price on spine; some minor darkening to dust jacket spine, slight wear to head and tail, small peeling to corners, 1/4 inch on top of spine has water damage, does not impact the text; second fep verso has some darkening stain, also on ffep recto; top edge of text block gilt; pictorial endpapers with a map of the 100 Aker Wood; bound in original green cloth with front board pictorially stamped and ruled in gilt, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; some rubbing to bottom edge of boards; overall a beautiful copy of this childhood classic in the rare dust jacket; MM consignment; shelved case 2. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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