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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926 First edition, first issue with "stoppped" for "stopped" on page 181. Original publisher's cloth. A very good copy; spine label toned with some rubbing, some minor discoloration to rear board, small stain to top edge, upper corner bumped, else very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      [1926]. Photographs. Most images slightly light, one torn in half and missing right side, book with heavy wear, as one would expect of a well-used book that survived a plane crash. Good to Very Good. Archive includes 17 early silver gelatin photographs and a book recovered from the crash site, including THE ONLY KNOWN IMAGE OF THIS RARE AIRCRAFT TAXING FOR TAKE-OFF. The photographs include four images of the Sikorsky S-35 before its ill-fated attempted transatlantic flight, one of the plane taxing on the runway, one of the Sikorsky hanger, ten of the wreckage, and one of an unidentified person with an automobile. The wreckage photographs are quite detailed and graphic, showing the extent of the huge fire that engulfed the plane when it cracked during takeoff due to landing gear malfunction on 21 September 1926. The book recovered from the crash is PRACTICAL AVIATION INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION by Andrew White, 1918, Wireless Press, 197pages with illustrations. Of the four members of the crew, Capt. Rene Fonck and co-pilot Lt. Lawrence Curtin escaped. Veteran mechanic Jacob Islamoff and radio operator Charles Clavier were killed. The plane had been heavily modified to attempt to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize for the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, won the following year by Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis.

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Monograph of the Pheasants of Japan including Korea and Formosa

      Tokyo: Published by the author, 1926, First edition. Bright, clean, near fine copy.. Pp. (vi), 43, (1), 15 full page plates with printed caption leaves - 12 plates are in color. Publisher's half wine red cloth, gilt-titled on spine, over pale red boards, top edge gilt, folio (10.5 inches x 15 inches). From the library of Paul E. Zillessen with his name stamp on the front endpaper. This is the classic early work on the pheasants of Japan, Korea and Taiwan that was inspired by the publication of William Beebe's "A Monograph of the Pheasants" in 1918-1922.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1926. First American Edition, No. 90 of 200 large paper copies, signed by Milne and Shepard. Sm 4to. Decorations by E.H. Shepard. 158 pp. Original pink pictorial paper over boards, blue cloth spine, a very fine copy in original glassine outer wrapper and orange printed pictorial dust jacket; in custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      [New York]: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1926. Large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 109, signed by the author and illustrator. Pp. [xiv], 158, black & white illustrations throughout. Bound in pink illustrated boards with a mauve cloth spinestrip, printed paper spine label, top and fore-edges trimmed, bottom edge rough-cut. Woodcut bookplate on Japanese paper of jumping salmon/trout (unsure of artist), captioned "Myles & Frances Standish their Book" to front pastedown, otherwise the book is in fine, almost new condition. Housed in the original pink dust jacket which duplicates the line illustrations on the boards. Very minor nicks to tips and spine ends with a couple of imperceptible closed tears, otherwise an outstanding copy, clean and bright, highly collectible.. Signed by Author & Illustrator. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo.

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      NY: Dutton, 1926. Small quarto. (xiv), (160)pp. Illustrated with numerous line drawing by Ernest Shepard. First American edition, large paper issue. One of 200 copies signed by Milne and Shepard. Although he first appears as the subject of a poem in When We Were Very Young, this is the first book of collected stories about Edward Bear, otherwise known as Winnie-the-Pooh. This is an exceptional copy of the Large Paper edition, very fine in cloth-backed pale pink illustrated boards with paper spine label, in a fine dust wrapper with closed tear by lower spine fold, and with original glassine wrapper, which has a large chip to lower front corner. It is housed in the publisher's printed box, which has been expertly repaired.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Very lightest of bumps to top and tail of spine. Hint of rubbing to a couple of corners, which are still lovely and sharp for age. Foxing/browning to endpapers and a few foxspots to outer page edges and a couple of page margins, else contents are fine. Wrapper (117th thousand on rear flap denoting first issue) is a little grubby to edges/folds and spine with lightest of creasing in a couple of places - a really fantastic example of a wrapper this age - has been really well looked after. Book is now also contained in a custom made black slip-case, which is in excellent condition and has helped to keep the book in superb condition! This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1926. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles and pictorial centre tools to spine, rule to boards gilt, multiple pictorial blocks to boards, floral endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. The little bear described by Christopher Milne in his autobiography as his "inseparable companion" has also become the inseparable companion of generations of children, often remaining the object of that faith late into adulthood. First appearing in 1924, along with his troop of animal friends, in When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh was immortalised in Milne's two volumes of poetry and two story books. The illustrations by E. H. Shepard are probably as much loved as Milne's words - the combination of their talents making the books' appeal so remarkably enduring.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926.. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 195 x 125 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard, pages: xi, 158, original publisher's dark green cloth with gilt vignette and gilt ruled border to upper cover, gilt lettering and 2 gilt rules to spine, top edges gilt, endpapers illustrated by Shepard. Slightest touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, minute bump to upper corner of upper cover and lower corner of lower cover, gilt bright, slight faint browning to endpapers, no inscriptions, small very pale mark to 2 fore-edge margins, otherwise a Fine clean tight copy of the first edition of the first book about the famous bear. In near Fine clean first issue DUSTWRAPPER (117th thousand on rear flap, priced on spine only, spine very slightly darkened, a touch of wear to head of spine, minute nick to top of upper fold and top of upper hinge). Housed in a Fine sturdy custom-made clamshell box lined in green velvet, covered in dark green cloth with gilt rules, title, author and publisher to spine. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Ernest H. Shepherd. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Original bottle-green cloth, gilt spine titles, gilt border on the upper board with a vignette of Christopher Robin and Pooh; top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Trance of edgewear, minor ghosting to the endpapers, else near fine. The dustwrapper has been reinforced from within at the folds, is nicked at spine tips, is lightly soiled, and has a scrape on the reverse affecting the image, else good. It is the first state jacket with '117th thousand' on the rear flap and the 7/6 price on the spine.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Very lightest of bumping to spine and a couple of corners. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few to contents. One hinge pulled. A little browning to endpapers. Front endpaper has a light vertical crease to one side. A few very light margin marks. Pictorial wrapper has become a little faded with some light grubby marks, very slightly edge-chipped. Wrapper also has just under 0.75" vertical tear to top of spine and then a horizontal tear after that under the title. Rear of wrapper has 0.75" closed tears to all 4 corners and a 0.25" tear to base. Some light edge-creasing - sounds much worse than it actually looks - this is still a beautiful copy with a very nice scarce wrapper! [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Milne's classic, beautifully bound in full morocco. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1926. Octavo, full green morocco gilt. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Spine and corners are lightly bumped, with some wear. A little fraying to cloth at base of spine. Front joint a little cracked. Name and crossed out name in ink on front free endpaper. A very few foxspots to last few pages and outer page edges. A few margin marks, but contents still nice. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and ruling to upper board, and top edge gilt, map endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Ownership inscription to binder's front blank, a few pages lightly creased, corners lightly bumped, couple of minor marks to boards, spine tips just a little rubbed, overall an attractive bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. A few light marks to covers (including faint pencil scribble to front). A few hinges are slightly cracked, one page part detached (1" at inner margin) because of this. Some light fingermarks to contents but generally bright and clean. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Ondes et Mouvements [Waves and Motions]

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of de Broglie's presentation of his revolutionary theory of the wave-particle duality of matter; an expansion of the ideas originally outlined in his doctoral thesis. PMM 417. "The simple atoms of Dalton had already been modified before 1926 by the discoveries of radio-activity and the splitting of the atom; but now the Duc de Broglie- in 'Waves and Movements'- proposed an even more radical amendment. Light had been shown to behave as though it were waves and also as though it were particles; matter had been always supposed to be made up of particles, but perhaps it shared the duality of light. Perhaps indeed there might be circumstances in which matter might behave as though it were a wave. "This idea was tested and confirmed by Davisson and Germer in 1927... Thus the duality of both light and matter had been established, and physicists had to come to terms with fundamental particles which defied simple theories and demanded two sets of 'complementary' descriptions, each applicable under certain circumstances, but incompatible with one another" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 417). De Broglie was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discovery of the wave nature of electrons". Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1926. Octavo, original printed wrappers; custom cloth box. Modest bookplate on inside front wrapper; tape repair to initial blank. Minor discoloration to wrapper edges; an extremely well-preserved copy in original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Blue Castle

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1926. First Canadian Edition, Later Issue. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Gray cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in blue onto top board and spine, 8vo (7-3/8 x 5 inches), pp. [viii], 309, [310], all edges trimmed. Heavy yellow paper dust jacket with dark blue printing and illustration of a castle - as on top board, and subtitled "A Love Story of the North Woods" on the spine panel. Volume with foot of spine softened, small sticker ghost top ffep, ink inscription to front pastedown, else about fine. DJ with very tiny chips at flap folds and head of spine, small chips at foot of spine with rubbing and darkening and two closed tears (1-1/2" & 2") at foot of spine folds. "Copyright / CANADA, 1926 / BY McCLELLAND & STEWART, LIMITED / TORONTO." and "THE HUNTER-ROSE CO. LIMITED / TORONTO" on the copyright page, with no indication of additional printings (the second Canadian edition states "Second Printing, December, 1926"). Ads page [v], showing "BY THE SAME AUTHOR" titles up to only "EMILY CLIMBS" (pub. 1925), which immediately preceded "The Blue Castle". DJ back panel with ads for Montgomery's books up to "MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD" (pub. 1929), rear flap showing ads for "Books by MARIAN KEITH" and "Books by H.A. CODY" advertising titles published up until 1929 ("LISBETH OF THE DALE" and "UNDER SEALED ORDERS"). Thus, an early state of the Canadian edition text, bound in a later state casing (first edition binding lacked the castle illustration and was bound in grey cloth) with a later state dust jacket - assume 1929-33 (pastedown inscription dated 1933). Also of note is an early state binding spine treatment, with the volume's spine lacking the "A Love Story of the North Woods" statement (added to the spine of later McClelland & Stewart printings) which is however, printed onto the DJ spine. Published simultaneously with the Stokes U.S. edition in 1926, THE BLUE CASTLE is the only one of Montgomery's novels not set wholly or in part on Prince Edward Island and her only novel for adults. Ref. Russell, p. 44; Lechowick, 2009; Editions and Impressions catalogue, 2005; Zempel, 4th ed.; First Magazine, 2002.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        The Shakespeare Head Edition of Fielding's Novels. The works comprise: Tom Jones, Amelia, Jonathan Wil;d and Joseph Andrews

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press, 1926., 1926. 10 Vols. Limited Edition to 1030 copies of which 1000 are for sale. Publisher's light brown cloth with gilt titles to spines faded to green, top edges gilt. Bookplate to paste downs. Internally clean. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Memoirs of the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars, 1906-1922, including operations in the Great War / By Brig.-General Charles Burnett

      Winchester : Warren & Sons, 1926. 1st Edition. Physical description: 215p., 16 leaves of plates : ill., frontis., folding maps, ports. ; 23cm. Subjects: Miltary history -- Great Britain. Army. Royal Hussars, 18th (Queen Mary's Own) -- World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain -- 18th Royal Hussars. Notes: Includes folding maps. Very good cloth copy, with some slight dulling and rubbing around the spine bands and panel edges. In a good if somewhat edge-torn and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Minor, scattered foxing, mainly around prelims. Previous owner's signature to front pastedown. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Old Decorative Maps and Charts

      Halton and Truscott Smith Ltd, 1926. Leather Bound. Very Good. Folio. Leather-bound. Slipcase. 3/4 bound in vellum over cloth boards. Vellum corners. 8 bands. 7 compartments. Spine adorned in gilt lettering. Copy number 15 of a run limited to 100. 79 plates. 19 in color. A comprehensive collection of historical maps, detailing various key points in the development of cartography, compiled and explained by Arthur L. Humphreys. Tight binding and minimal shelf-wear. Solid boards. Minor scuffing to cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Moderate soiling to slipcase.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The Close Chaplet

      New York: Adlephi Company, 1926. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. First printing. Printed from sheets from the Hogarth Press edition. Riding's first book, a collection of poems. A very good copy in paper covered boards with some minor wear to the corners and spine ends and edge wear as well but internally a clean copy. Without dust jacket. An uncommon and important debut work.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Waltham St. Lawrence: Printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press for Eric Gill, 1926. No. 79 OF 150 COPIES, SIGNED "ERIC GILL T. S. D.. Hardcover. Hornby's Copy of a Gill Book with IllustrationsJuxtaposing a Giant Slug, Flying Buttresses, and an Aviator. 203 x 117 mm (8 x 4 5/8"). [26] pp. No. 79 OF 150 COPIES, SIGNED "ERIC GILL T. S. D." Publisher's linen-backed blue paper boards, paper label on upper cover. With Gill's "Veritas" device on title page, printer's cockerel device in colophon, and two fine full-page copperplate engravings by Gill. Front pastedown with book label reading "FROM THE LIBRARY OF / C. H. ST JOHN HORNBY / SHELLEY HOUSE, CHELSEA." Gill 11. One tiny (wax?) spot on lower cover, quarter-inch faded strip at head of boards, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, pristine internally. This is an essay on the nature of beauty in the form of a philosophical argument in the Scholastic style used in the "Summa Theologica" of St. Thomas Aquinas. The title, which means "that which pleases by being seen," is Thomas' simple definition of beauty. The striking engravings depict (1) a peculiar juxtaposition of a nude David with an immense slug, a very large earthworm, and a dead tree, and (2) the flying buttresses of Chartres Cathedral with the sun and French aviator Blériot's monoplane--the first to fly across the Channel--in the sky above. The author/artist tells us in his "Prologue" that the "illustrations are more to amuse than to elevate or instruct and serve merely to remind the reader of the subject matter under discussion." The work was published at a time in Gill's life when his Catholic faith was having a strong impact on his life and work. He was living in an old Benedictine monastery in Wales, and had become a lay member of the Order of St. Dominic, as the initials after his name on the title page and in his signature reflect. This is an important association copy for the private press movement, bringing together central figures from the Golden Cockerel and Ashendene presses: Gill did memorable work on the chief productions of the former press in the late 1920s and early '30s, and our earlier owner Hornby founded and operated the latter press for 40 years, up until 1935.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Poetical Works

      London: Oxford University Press Humphrey Milford,, 1926. Edited with an introduction and textual notes by H. Buxton Forman, C. B. Octavo (177 × 116 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in dark blue morocco, titles and floral centre tool to spine in compartments separated by raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Black and white frontispiece of the author. Endpapers slightly browned, spine a little darkened and rubbed, an excellent copy. A handsomely bound copy of Keats's poetry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Published by William Heinemann Ltd., Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper. When asked to name five Shakespeare plays he would like to illustrate, Rackham placed The Tempest at the top of the list second only to Midsummer Night's Dream. This preference is evident in the 20 glorious colour tipped-in plates contained in this book. Dark grey cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front cover. 185 pages. Corners lightly bumped. A little foxing to prelims. All plates present, bright and sharp and not creased. Scarce wrapper is browned with a little loss to corners and half inch loss to top of spine, repaired to verso with tape and at one point was split in two pieces. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Dictionary Of Anonymous And Pseudonymous English Literature. 9 Volumes

      London, Oliver and Boyd, 1926. . New and enlarged edition by Dr. James Kennedy, W.A. Smith and A.F. Johnson. Bound in original deep red cloth with lettering on spine in gilt. Ex library with usual markings. A very tight clean set in very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Rhumbs (Notes et Autres)

      Paris: Le Divan. 1926. First Edition, inscribed by Paul Valery on the front blank to Florence Blumenthal who has, in turn, inscribed it to Jeanne Blanchery, one of 130 copies on Rives, hors commerce, from a total issue of 1462. 4to; handsomely rebound in 3/4 brown morocco and marbled pastepaper over boards, author and title in gilt on spine, teg, original wrappers bound in, fine. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        An Abstract And Lengthy EE Cummings Signed Letter From Early In His Life: ?At That Moment A Bootblack Entered, Bearing In His Left Hand Hood?s Poems And In His Right A Looseleaf Edition Of The Internationally Almost Unknown Encyclopedia Irisher?My Father Lived Under The 3d Regime. We Ate Neckties??

      TLS. 2pg. 8 ½? x 11?. January 20, 1926. No place. A lengthy typed letter signed ?cgs? in type at the conclusion. Cummings wrote to the French playwright and translator Lewis Galantiere: ?the day was a dark one. Ivan Ivanovitch had just, however, completed his tarsody shokolah; and the Heavens were lowering with snow. At that moment a bootblack entered, bearing in his left hand Hood?s Poems and in his right a looseleaf edition of the internationally almost unknown encyclopedia irisher. ?Is there a man named Stumpf here?? he asked nervously. Igor Smolninsky did not let the grass grow under his friend?s feet, ?yes? he answered, and a hush reigned. ?Indeed,? momur Baklanovich was muttering as she attempted to raise her umbrella, ?it is hard times.? My father lived under the 3d regime. We ate neckties. All of our family did not know the meaning of ?? but at this instant a droshky lumbered pettishly past the post office out of which conveyance leapt (rather than stumbled) Damorevsky himself, wittily attired as Santa Claus, and waving someone?s gold watch upon which the initials G.H. had been inscribed with a plug (or penknife) a little under the minute hand whose point indicated three of twelve. ?Jiaja jhgna? (gooday poppur) they all shouted in unison, while the dogs set up their usual yelping and Smitri Pfuggk seized upon Olga Jerkhov?s lithe body in one arm while turning out the gas jet with the other hand. And honestly, you wouldn?t believe there could be so much anyway darkness on land or on sea or on both, even Peter was frightened and as for Lysol! The wheels fell off, moreover, and a snowdrift closed, with all its inhuman appurtenances, over their heads; but not before but never mind what. As far as that goes, we are all human ? even Gobolink with her mustaches, etc...don?t be unnice (Pushkin)...?. The surreal story and language continues for a couple more lengthy paragraphs. There is a penciled ?C? in the upper right corner of the first page, done in the hand of writer and cultural critic Gilbert Seldes. The paper is slightly fragile with a couple minor stains, a few chips to the edges and other minor faults. A most unusual EE Cummings letter.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        The Complete Newgate Calendar [5 Vols.]

      London: Navarre Society, 1926. Bound in black cloth with gilt title, decoration and rule to spine, gilt decoration and blind rule to front board, gilt to top; black ribbons bound in. Illustrated with engravings. Cloth rubbed along edges and at extremities; occasional light bump to a corner, or head of spine; endpapers tanned in block. Dust-jackets browned overall, slightly darker on spine; light wear to corners and rubbing along hinges of flaps; some very light dust soil and occasional spot of daker soil. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo.

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        Noa Noa. Coyage De Tahiti. Faksimile Des Vollstandigen Manuskriptes Nebst Allen Darin Enhalters Zeichnungen Gauguins

      [Munich]: [R. Piper], 1926. 4to. Facsimile of Gauguin&#39;s autograph manuscript with collotype reproductions of the artist&#39;s watercolors, pen and ink drawings, woodcuts, and photographs. (Occasional minor offsetting and soiling, but generally bright and fine). Bound in the publisher&#39;s original raffia cloth, and the original dust jacket with a woodcut by Daniel de Monfreid after a Gauguin design. Some minor wear and soiling, head of spine and top edge of front panel chipped, some small cellotape repairs to verso, but remarkably bright and attractice. The sumptous facsimile of Gauguin&#39;s Tahition journal. "A remarkable event in book publishing." - Castleman. One of 320 copies in the raffia binding (of an entire edition of 400). Gauguin&#39;s highly influential Noa Noa (a Tahitian word meaning fragrance) was begun in France after the artist returned in 1893 from his first stay in Tahiti. An already edited manuscript, augmented by the collaborating author Charles Morice, was taken by Gauguin with him on his second trip to Tahiti in 1895. There, he pasted prints into the manuscript and drew ink and watercolor drawings over the text. The text is based on an earlier Gauguin manuscript, L&#39;ancien culte mahori. It is the illustrations, however, which make the book memorable. "To whatever extent Gauguin is indebted for his literary inspiration, his visual interpretation of this primitive culture in powerful rhythmic and totemic designs is distinctly his own. although finally published as a facsimile, Noa Noa represent s an important project in book-making by this major artist." (Artis and the Book). "Noa NOa was never published as Gauguin had conceived it, but its elements influenced subsequent art and artists&#39; books for many years" - Castleman. Artist and The Book 115; Century pp. 24-4, 82-3. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles. A Pure Woman. Faithfully Presented by Thomas Hardy. With Forty-One Wood Engravings by Vivien Gribble.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1926 - This is one of three hundred and twenty-five copies printed on large paper in 1926. Signed by the author. xiii,507pp.+ (1pp.) + 1 folded map (Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems). Vellum backed marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Untrimed edges. Spine light foxed and light stained at rear cover. 28.7x25cm.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. C. S. Lewis&#39;s early works were published under a pen name, Clive Hamilton. This copy is the first American edition of the first book Lewis published in the U.S. The narrative poem is one of only two works he published before his conversion to Christianity. No writing in the book - not even an owner&#39;s name. A few pages are soiled with what appears to be ink smudges from the printer. Deckled fore and tail edges. Dust jacket is very good with tape reinforcement at two folds. Slightly chipped at head edge of spine. Now protected by clear mylar. A very pleasing copy. Full refund if not satisfied.

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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        Nine James Cagney Letters to Artist Will Crawford, Totaling 19 Pages, with Original Photo and Drawing

      1926-1943. A collection of Two Autographed Letters Signed and seven Typed Letters Signed from screen legend James Cagney (1899-1986) to his close friend, artist Will Crawford (1869-1944), dating from 1926 to 1943. Also with two Signed letters (one typed and the other in holograph) from the actor&#39;s wife, Frances "Billie" Cagney; an original photo of all three; and an envelope addressed and illustrated by Crawford to Cagney. The letters have some toning due to age and a couple of oxidation spots but are in remarkably nice shape; on average they are near fine or better. The Cagneys lived in the Free Acres artist colony in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, as newlyweds in the 1920s. There they formed a bond with Crawford, an original Free Acres resident and career artist who illustrated a host of children&#39;s books and popular magazines, including Puck, The Century, McClure&#39;s, Scribner&#39;s, and Redbook. It was a relationship that lasted until Crawford&#39;s death in 1944. The letters to Crawford stretch from Cagney&#39;s early years as a vaudevillian bit player to his emergence as one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. They demonstrate Cagney&#39;s close friendship with the older artist through his financial assistance to Crawford, visits from California, and even a special effort to arrange a meeting between Crawford and the noted journalist Lincoln Steffens. The letters reveal Cagney as a man who never forgot his friends or stopped giving to those for whom he cared and needed it most. A wonderful collection of letters that present a peek into the private life of a true Hollywood legend. .

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

      1926. The Works of the "Heaven-taught Ploughman"A Finely Bound Set of the Most Complete EditionBURNS, Robert. The Complete Writings of Robert Burns. With an essay on Burns&#146;s life, genius, and achievement by W.E. Henley and with an introduction by John Buchan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926-1927.Large-Paper Edition [de Luxe]. One of 750 numbered copies of the American issue, out of a total edition of 1,000 copies. Ten octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 15/16 inches; 221 x 150 mm.). Photogravure frontispieces and plates, mostly from photographs by Charles S. Olcott. This Edition de Luxe with twenty extra illustrations by Charles S. Olcott, of which ten are hand-colored frontispieces and ten are photographs from the original negatives.Bound at the Riverside Press ca. 1926 in three-quarter navy blue morocco gilt over blue cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, pale blue endpapers. Spines very slightly and uniformly sunned, former owner&#146;s ink inscription on front fly-leaf. A fine set."The present edition of the Complete Writings of Robert Burns consists of six volumes of Poems, with bibliographical sketch, notes, glossary, and indexes, and four volumes of Burns&#39;s Correspondence. It contains a very considerable amount of hitherto uncollected matter, both in verse and in prose, including much that has never been published elsewhere. The text of the Poems, with the exception of those hitherto uncollected, is that of the Centenary Edition, edited by William Ernest Henley and Thomas F. Henderson and published in 1896, and the notes are also by Henley and Henderson as abridged and adapted for use in the Cambridge Edition, which was published in 1897 by special arrangement with Messrs. T.C. & E.C. Jack, of Edinburgh, the British publishers of the Centenary. The Poems are preceded by Mr. Henley&#39;s brilliant essay on the Life, Genius, and Achievement of Burns, which made a profound impression on the original publication thirty years ago and which remains the most scholarly and penetrating criticism of the man and the poet that has yet appeared. "The publishers count themselves fortunate also in having secured a general Introduction for this edition from the well-known novelist, historian, and critic John Buchan, who is admirably equipped to set forth the present position of Burns in literature and the view of his life and work taken by recent critics. "Most of the new matter contained in this edition has come through the researches of Mr. J.C. Ewing, of Glasgow, an Honorary Vice-President of the Burns Federation and editor of the Burns Chronicle, and well known as an expert on Burns manuscripts. A prefatory note to the Letters of Burns will appear in Volume Vll of this edition and will make all necessary explanations as to the prose part of the writings. "It remains only to make mention of the illustrations, all of which have been planned and arranged by Mr. Charles S. Olcott and most of which are from photographs made by him during a thorough exploration of the Burns country undertaken for this express purpose in the summer of 1926" (Publishers&#39; note in volume one)."When Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect appeared in 1786 it was an immediate success. Burns found himself feted by the literary and aristocratic society of Edinburgh, not only for his poetic skills but because he appeared, in Mackenzie&#39;s words, as &#39;a heaven-taugh ploughman. His attractive appearance and his gregarious temperament led him into a life of dissipation and amorous complexity" (OCEL).Egerer 965.

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      London: Constable and Company, 1926 Shaw, George Bernard. TRANSLATIONS AND TOMFOOLERIES. Signed. London: Constable, 1926. First Edition Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by George Bernard Shaw on the title-page. "To Evelyn Hope/a souvenir/from George Bernard Shaw/22 October 1926". 8vo. 246 pp. + 2 pp. of adverts. A fine copy in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh dustwrapper. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. Includes Jitta&#39;s Atonement, Shaw&#39;s translation of Siegfried Trebitsch&#39;s play, Frau Gitta&#39;s Suhne, Trifles and Tomfooleries, six shorter dramatic pieces by Shaw, The Admirable Bashville or, Constancy Rewarded, Press Cuttings, a topical sketch compiled from the editorial and correspondence columns of the daily papers during the Women&#39;s War in 1909, The Glimpse of Reality, a tragedietta, Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction or, The Fatal Gazogene, a brief tragedy for barns and booths, the first publication of, The Fascinating Foundling, a disgrace to the author, and The Music-Cure, a piece of utter nonsense.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Tempest

      London: William Heinemann / New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.,, [1926].. With and Introduction Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 16 tipped-in colour plates. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, one of 520 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Pilze Mitteleuropas. Herausgegeben von der deutschen Gesellschaft für Pilzenkunde, der deutschen botanischen Gesellschaft, dem deutschen Lehrerverein für Naturkunde unter Redaktion von H. Kniep, Berlin, P. Claussen, Marburg und J. Baß, Stuttgart mit Verwertung des Nachlasses von Adalbert Ricken

      Leipzig, Werner Klinkhardt, 1926-1943. In 36 issues. Folio and large 4to. (35.4 x 25.0 cm). 400 [158; 56, 62; 24] pp., 88 plates (57 in full colour), numerous text figures. All in original printed wrappers.* Rare atlas with accompanying text leaves, and with fine plates after watercolours of Maria and Franz Kallenbach. Contents are as follows: Die Röhrlinge (Boletaceae) by F. Kallenbach, in 21 issues (reference text ending prematurely on p. 158 - the last title has an author&#146;s name starting with H); Gallertpilze (Tremelluneae) by W. Neuhoff and die Milchlinge (Lactarii) by B. Knauth and W. Neuhoff in 12 issues; die Täublinge (Russulae) by Schäffer in 3 issues - in total 36 issues. This is all that was published before the end of WWII. Long after the war (1956), a new edition of Knauth&#39;s work on Lactarii, written by Neuhoff, was published. Around that time, Meinhard Moser contributed another part (Band IV) on the Schleimköpfe (Phlegmaticum). The latter is not in Volbracht. Both post-war parts are very scarce and not included here. The Russulae part has unusual pagination based on the systematical order of the species. However, only six species (numbered 8, 11, 35, 38, 62, and 63) were treated, each with four pages, for a total of 24 pages. Added: two leaflets, both in the 16th issue. One is a preprinted form "Eine Bitte zur Mitarbeit!", with return address for providing additiononal data for "Die geographische Verbreitung der Röhrlinge" by Franz Kallenbach (which probably never materialized into a new geography of the Boletaceae), and one sales leaflet announcing the reprint of Fries&#39; "Hymenomycetes Europaei", and, depending on enough interest, his "Monographia hymenomycetum Sueciae", as well as an overview of the series Die Pilze Mitteleuropas. A few short annotations in the text, one rear wrapper detached, a few plates with marginal chipping and fraying, one uncoloured plate in duplicate. Schliemann, 551 quotes only 55 plates. Nissen BBI, 2375; Volbracht, 999, 1050, 1461. Not in Stafleu and Cowan.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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      1926. Very Good. THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ. Founded on and continuing the Famous Oz Stories by L. Frank BAUM. Illustrated by John R. NEILL. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., (1926). First edition, first state (plate stock only coated on one side). 261 pp. 8vo., dark green cloth printed in black, with color illustrated pastedown on front cover. Cover and cloth clean, a few small pale scratches to rear board. Illustrated endpapers slightly tanned. In original very good color illustrated dust jacket, with a few nicks from the tail of the spine, a few closed tears to edges and light soil. Nineteenth of the Oz story books. A very nice example of a title in the very scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York, Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original black cloth, gold paper title label to upper board and spine printed in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco drop down box. Title-page vignette by Cleonike Damianakes. Mild partial browning to the endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown, cloth rather marked in lower portions, spine label a little cracked but a very good copy in the torn and professionally repaired dust jacket silked on the verso. Still a very attractive copy. First edition, first printing, first issue text, in first issue dust jacket, inscribed by Hemingway: "To Cuyler Stevens with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway" and with Stevens&#39;s bookplate on the front pastedown. Stevens was in the Princeton class of 1926, and a copy of Winner Take Nothing inscribed to Stevens was in the landmark Goodwin sale. "The Sun Also Rises did not rock the country, but it received a number of hat-in-the-air reviews and it soon became a handbook of conduct for the new generation... how much of the novel seems marvelously fresh as when it first appeared... It is all carved in stone, bigger and truer than life; and it is the work of a man who, having ended his busy term of apprenticeship, was already a master at twenty-six" (Malcolm Cowley, A Second Flowering, pp.70-73). First issue with the misprint "stoppped" for "stopped", p. 181, l. 26. The dust jacket, as called for by Hanneman, incorrectly cites Hemingway&#39;s earlier title as In Our Times.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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