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      London: Martin Secker, 1926.. Gilt green cloth. Small, short crack in upper inner hinge, else bright, about fine. Half morocco slipcase. First edition in this format, as a volume in The Adelphi Library containing several hitherto uncollected poems. Inscribed by Douglas for: "Alfred Rose from his friend Alfred Douglas. London. May 1926." "Rose was instrumental in persuading the Home Office that Douglas should be supplied with writing materials during the poet's incarceration in 1924 for libelling Churchill; whilst imprisoned, Douglas composed the sonnet sequence 'In Excelsis', which he dedicated to Rose, in gratitude for his assistance. However, Douglas later discovered that Rose had abused his trust and stolen manuscripts from him, which had been sold through the booksellers W. & G. Foyle" - Christies (London) 6973:232 - a presentation copy of another work.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Superb, original sepia photograph, 8vo, Paris, n.d

      Very Good. Baker is shown full length, posed as if singing, dressed in a farm girl style costume of shorts with suspenders, blouse, anklet socks and dance Mary Jane shoes. The photographer, Walery-Paris is printed under her image and she signs along the diagonal right lower corner, "Josephine Baker Paris." The image is circa 1926 from a Follies Bergere act. The photographer's stamp with full information shows on verso, "Etoiles et Beautes Edition Artistique de Walery-Paris," noting reproduction forbidden.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Dana Point / Homes in Dana Point / Dana Point the New Sea-Coast City Midway Between Los Angeles and San Diego. (LOT OF THREE ITEMS)

      Los Angeles.: S.H. Woodruff.. No date. Ca. 1926.. LOT OF 3 ITEMS. Broadside plat map 20 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches folding to 10 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (pencil and red pencil annotations); plus two promotional pamphlets each folding to 9 x 4 inches. Very good condition. The University of California at Irvine has an extensive collection of the Dana Point Syndicate Records of S.H. Woodruff and provides the following background to this development: "In mid-1926, Los Angeles realtor-builder S.H. (Sidney) Woodruff formed a group of investors as a means to finance the purchase, subdivision, and development of roughly 1,400 acres of coastal property at Dana Point, a town on the Pacific coast in Orange County, California. As the head of this group, known as the Dana Point Syndicate, Woodruff was instrumental in designing the Dana Point development and promoting its coastal amenities through a nationwide publicity campaign. The centerpiece of the development was to be the luxurious cliff-top Dana Point Inn, which was modeled on similar buildings located on the Italian and French Rivieras. Although successful in its early stages, Woodruff's Dana Point development effort failed in 1930, due primarily to the effects of the 1929 stock market crash upon the finances of the investors. Despite setbacks, Woodruff still hoped that his project would come to fruition throughout the 1930s. His alternative financing methods failed, however, and in February 1939, Woodruff, as president of the Dana Point Corporation, received permission to sell off the syndicate's interests. In the end, only thirteen houses were actually constructed by the Dana Point Syndicate, and the hotel itself never went beyond the foundation stage. Prior to his work with the Dana Point Syndicate, Woodruff was best known for his collaboration on the exclusive subdivision known as "Hollywoodland," which gained fame as a result of the large metal sign erected in the Hollywood Hills to publicize its location." These three items document this ambitious, well-connected development which never came to fruition. The "Homes in Dana Point" pamphlet opens up once to show a 3 panel "artist's conception by Charles H. Owens" and then to full sheet size to show red and white photo illustrations "exterior and interior views of a few of the delightful all year round sea-coast homes at Dana Point." Dana Point received its name from Richard Henry Dana, Jr., the author of Two Years Before the Mast (published in 1840), his account of shipping out from Boston as a common seaman on a voyage to California. Dana described the coastal area in the vicinity of present-day Dana Point as "the only romantic spot on the coast." .

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        Sherwood Anderson & Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans

      New Orleans: Pelican Bookshop Press, 1926. From a total edition of 400 copies, this is one of 250 numbered copies. First edition, first issue. With illustrations of Sherwood Anderson and other famous Creoles, by William Spratling. Bound in green boards. This copy bears the white label, one of three variants, to the front cover. Although the spine is sunned and the hinges just starting at the head and foot, it is intact and original, not repaired or lacking as is often the case with this book. Thin line of dampstaining to front cover, else a well-preserved, internally fine copy of this notoriously fragile book, scarce thus. In Mylar wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Soldiers' Pay

      Boni & Liveright, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Boni & Liveright, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1926 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Dark blue cloth boards. Illustrated decorated blue and white endpaper. Scarce first edition with only 2500 printed. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, light shelf wear, spine mildly rolled with a light bump below the author's name, previous collector name at the verso of the half title page, thin crack professionally repaired at the front endpaper hinge. In a Fine Facsimile jacket, an exact replica of the original jacket added for presentation.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1926.. Thick octavo. Printed green wrappers. Illustrated with two original drypoints, as well as text illustrations, by Jean Lurçat. As usual, the fugitive green wrappers have faded somewhat, but otherwise about fine. First edition. The edition de tête, being one of twenty numbered copies on vélin de cuve, with two extra suites of the drypoints and illustrations, one on Japon, bound in back, each copy designated with the name of one of the friends of the press. The entire edition consisted of 990 copies, plus copies reserved hors commerce. Published in the year of Soupault's breach with the surrealists over politics, CORPS PERDU is not as widely known as the work it is most often compared to, Breton's NADJA, which it anticipated by a year. MONOD 10380.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Typescripts with Author's Corrections for Two or Three Graces

      103ff. typed carbon sheets comprising the typescripts for the complete contents of Huxley's 1926 collection, Two or Three Graces. In addition to the title novella, the collection contains three shorter stories: "The Monocle," "Fairy Godmother," and "Half-Holiday." This is likely the setting copy for the book, as some of the pencil notations are concerned with matters of font selection and page breaks; also, it has the Little & Ives receipt stamp on the verso of page 4, showing it as being received on 8 December 1925. Huxley composed almost all of his works on the typewriter, and these typescripts show the author's changes in black and red pen, as well as an editor's annotations in pencil for the printer. The title of "Fairy Godmother" was changed by Huxley, and the first page of the story has a slip from the publisher tipped into the margin. Housed in a specially-made, folding cloth chemise and a green morocco-backed slipcase. Some edgewear is present to the thin typing paper, and a marginal tear to page 74 has resulted in slight text loss.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        DESERT. A LEGEND. With Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious

      Jonathan Cape. London.,1926. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. One of 100 copies numbered and signed by Armstrong. Some light offsetting to the blank endpapers, otherwise a lovely bright copy in publishers green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt Cape logo on rear board. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In the rare original dustwrapper with wood engraved illustration to front panel and words "Limited edition" on spine. A very near fine book in a very good dustwrapper with small amount of loss to the top and bottom of spine and minor rubbing to edges. Tipped in at the front is a typed letter, signed by Armstrong, to a collector who had written asking about purchasing the author's manuscript for the book. Armstrong writes; "The amount before which my resistance would become extremely difficult to maintain is five hundred dollars". The letter is dated 10 December 1927. Beneath the letter is the bookplate of the collector. The first book to be illustrated by Ravilious, showing that even at the age of 23 he was a master of wood engraving.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        ALHUCEMAS O CANCION DEL TRIUNFO ( Poesias ). Epilogo a La Obra Inedita En Dos Tomos "Bajo Los Cielos Africanos"

      133 Paginas. Edicion Autor, Madrid 1926 - "Bajo los cielos africanos" creemos es obra que nunca llegó a publicarse. Este librito de poesias es sumamente interesante y sobre todo RARO ya que esta es la unica vez que lo hemos ofertado en nuestra trayectoria profesional de 25 años. Hay una poesia "Viva el General Franco o el arte de la guerra" y otras donde se exalta la bravura de los soldados españoles, incluido el Tercio.Tipografia de los Talleres Calpe de Rios Rosas, 24 Madrid. Pequeñas manchitas en cubierta y paginas iniciales. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
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        Kunst und Religion der Mayavölker

      3 volumes: 234+[2 ad] pages with 53 plates; 44 pages with figures and 24 plates; 52 pages with 73 plates (one foldout) and bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x6 3/4") bound in stiff boards with pictorial covers and dark brown lettering to spines and covers. First editions.Erwin Paul Dieseldorff was something of a renaissance man for the Alta Verapaz. Born in Hamburg, he emigrated to Guatemala at the age of twenty to join his uncle and cousin, who had established themselves as merchants and coffee planters some years before. Shortly after his arrival he volunteered to accompany a German cartographer who was mapping out the Verapaz, and while traipsing around its mountains and valleys he acquired an intimate knowledge of the lay of the land. The two Germans also explored caves and excavated Mayan burial sites, which sparked in Dieseldorff a lifelong interest in archaeology and ethnology. In addition to his business ventures (which came to include the largest department store in Coban), Dieseldorff was equally devoted to his intellectual pursuits. His excavations on his own and neighboring fincas yielded a number of polychrome vessels whose hieroglyphics he studied for many years, comparing them to features found in Mayan codices. As his interest in Mayan studies grew, he collected everything he could find that had been published on the subject of Mayan art, culture, and religion, and he journeyed to the major Mayan archaeological sites in Guatemala and Honduras to inspect them first hand. He published numerous papers on archaeology in scholarly journals, culminating in his three-volume Kunst und Religion de Mayavölker (Berlin 1926). In the later 20's and 30's he began analyzing the Mayan and Aztecan calendar systems, working out his own calculations and unorthodox theories, which he published in archaeological journals in Germany, Guatemala, and the United States. He came to be a respected researcher in Mayanist circles and his own extensive collection of Mayan artifacts now resides in the Museo Archaeologico Nacional in Guatemala City.Condition:Corners bumped, spine ends rubbed, lightly soiled else very good copies.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        SOUVENIRS DU VIEUX-COLOMBIER, 55 dessins originaux précédés d'un texte de Jules Romains. Signed / Envoi de L'artiste

      Paris: Claude Aveline,, 1926 MAHN (Berthold). SOUVENIRS DU VIEUX-COLOMBIER, 55 dessins originaux précédés d'un texte de Jules Romains. Signed, Envoi de L'artiste. Paris: Claude Aveline, 1926. Stiff wrappers, 8vo., 53pp / grand in-8, XII-55 pl. d'illustration, broché. FIRST EDITION / EDITION ORIGINALE. Extraordinary copy inscribed by Berthold Mahn to his fellow artist & illustrator Gus Bofa. One of 35 H.C. copies of 55 on Velin de Rives. Exemplaire exceptionelle. Edition originale tirée à 950 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci est un des 35 H.C. Vélin de Rives. In fine condition / trés bel état. Wonderful Association Copy linking these two great artists of the book.. Signed by Illustrator. 1st Edition. Illus. by Berthold Mahn.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Reclining Cat"

      (Capel-y-ffin, Wales), 1926. Original copperplate engraving measuring 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. One of twenty copies signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. In 1926, Jones completed a group of four copper engravings, limited to twenty copies each, of which this is one. According to Douglas Cleverdon, apart from some signed artist's proofs, these are the only engravings thus issued. Jones displays a beautifully fluent engraved line in this work. Very fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        My Mortal Enemy

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 220 COPIES SIGNED BY WILLA CATHER. "My Mortal Enemy is actually a nouvelle, only about twenty thousand words in length, the shortest of all her works published separately... It is also the most unfurnished of her novels, a remarkable example of the novel démeublé, but it was properly published by itself and not as part of a collection. It is a complete entity and an almost perfect work of art" (Woodress, Willa Cather: A Literary Life). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. Original cloth backed boards, original slipcase. A FINE COPY.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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      Paris, François Bernouard, 1926. . Relié ( reluire par Laurent Peeters) , demi-maroquin (dos, coins), plats marbré, dos mosaïque orné de fleurisse de maroquin vert et doré et de fleurisse doré, dos à nerfs (4) dorés, dos orné de pièce de titre doré, page de garde marbré, tranches dorés(...) (...)(1) couverture d' éditeur, 14,5x21,5cm, 268pp+254pp+302pp+283pp+366pp+337pp+247pp+303pp +272pp(CXII, 5)+162pp,57pp+285pp+204pp +76pp+230pp+98pp, couverture d' éditeur (1). N° 1229 de 1240 exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé Navarre. Tirage limité à 1500 exemplaires numérotés. I. Théatre I et II. II. Madelon, Margot et Cie. III. Philosophie suivi de Pichades et Croquis. IV. Boubouroche ( Novelle & Comédie), précédé d' un avant-proposq inédit et suivi de Une Canaille, etc. V. Les Gaîtés de L' Escadron. VI. Les Miettes de la tables, précédées de Dindes et Grues. VII. Messieurs les Ronds-de-Cuir, suivis de Scènes de la vie de Bureau. VIII. Chroniques. IX. Theatre V, précédé des Tribunaux Comiques de Jules Moinaux qui ont inspiré les pièces et suivi d' une Bibliographie Complète. X. Les Fourneaux, suivis de L' Ami des Lois. XI. Les Linottes suivis de Tante Henriette ( Nouvelle inédite).XII. Le Train de 8h47, édition revue, corrigé, augmentée et préfacée par l' auteur. + La Conversion d' Alceste, édition revue, corrigé, augmentée et préfacée par l' auteur. XIII. Le Miroir Concave suivi de Rimes. Belle reliure de Laurent Peeters d' Anvers, le plus connaît relieure d' Anvers.

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        The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. Include his hunting titles, histories, state papers, as well as his Letters to his Children and his Autobiography. With an Index

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926., 39. The National Edition. 20 volumes, complete. Finely bound in recent dark green half morocco with two red title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A fine set. Roosevelt was an historian, a biographer, a statesman, a hunter, a naturalist, and an orator. His prodigious literary output includes twenty-six books, over a thousand magazine articles, thousands of speeches and letters. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1906, in his position as President of the United States of America and collaborator of various peace treaties.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Limited edition. Original Cloth. Good. 1923- 1926. The Memorial Edition. Twenty-four volumes complete. Limited to 1050 sets each signed by Edith Kermit Roosevelt, the wife of the President, on the limitation page of the first volume. Royal octavo, rose cloth, gilt. Top edges gilt. Title-pages printed in red and black, each volume with engraved or photogravure frontispiece. Volumes 23 and 24 contain Joseph Bucklin Bishop's Theodore Roosevelt and His Time, Shown in His Own Letters. The Memorial edition, 1923-1926, is considered the most complete and finest of the editions of TR's Collected Works. Volume one is signed by Edith Roosevelt. The books are beautifully printed, the introductions are by intimates, and the bibliographic statements at the end of each volume are worthy of a separate printing in themselves. $1500.00

      [Bookseller: Austin's Antiquarian Books]
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        PHEASANTS [TWO VOLUME SET] Their Lives and Homes

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company. Near Fine. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Gilt spine lettering a bit faded; Green decorative boards with round gilt pictorial decoration and gilt lettering. 64 plates, some in bold color and others from b&w photographs. Very attractive set with top edge gilt; 8vo; 257, 309 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Palimpsest ... [By] H. D. - [Contents: Hipparchia. War Rome (Circa 75 B. C. ) --Murex. War and Post-War London (Circa 1916-1926 A. D. ) --Secret Name. Excavator's Egypt (Circa 1925 A. D. )]

      Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. 1st Edition. Description: 4 p. L. , [3]-338 p. , 1 l. 20 cm. Limited to 700 copies. Author's 1st book. Fine cloth-backed batik boards in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A Revised Edition of the Ordinances of the Colony of the Gambia

      1926. Sawrey-Cookson, Sydney Spencer, Compiler. A Revised Edition of the ordinances of the Colony of the Gambia: Including Governor's Orders and Proclamation, Orders-in-Council, And Rules and Regulations Made Under Ordinances; Letters Patent and Standing Orders of Legislative Council; Certain Acts of Parliament in Force in the Colony; Orders of the King in Council; An Index and Appendices. Prepared Under the Authority of the Revised Edition of the Laws Ordinances, 1925. London: Printed by Waterlow & Sons, 1926. Two volumes. Original starched buckram, gilt royal arms to front boards, red and black lettering pieces to spines. Some shelfwear and moderate soiling, first gathering of Volume I partially detached, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. * Only edition. One of the principal centers of the slave trade, Gambia was colonized by a succession of European governments and commercial groups during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Great Britain and France fought to possess it during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and it became a British possession in 1783 under the Treaty of Versailles. Gambia was originally subject to the government of neighboring colony Sierra Leone, which annexed it in 1821. Gambia became a separate colony in 1843. It was part of the West African Settlements from 1866 to 1888. Established as a crown colony in 1888, it achieved its independence in 1965. OCLC locates 5 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:155.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        The World of William Clissold. A Novel at a New Angle

      London: Ernest Benn Ltd.,, 1926. 3 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jackets. Lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent set in the rubbed, marked and nicked jackets, with a chip from the head of the spine panel of volume I. First editions, first impressions. Volume I inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "V.H. from H.G.W. But do you always send me yours? No." The recipient is most likely the author Violet Hunt (1862-1942), with whom Wells had one of his many affairs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ratcatcher to Scarlet

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited,, [1926]. Octavo, pp. 123. Original vellum-backed white japon boards, titles to spine gilt, titles to front board gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout by Cecil Aldin. Gift inscription (1941) to half title page, some light spotting throughout, mild spotting to the boards as usual but a very nice copy indeed. First Edition Limited Issue. One of just 100 numbered copies signed by Aldin and with a signed original sketch of a beagle in ink pencil and wash to an early blank. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Men and Rubber The Story of Business

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1926. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full dark green leather, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Inscribed to Mrs. Frank M. Smith by the author on the half-title. . Hinges professionally repaired, covers and spine are sunned, else unmarked and clean. VERY GOOD+. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. 279 pp. Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        Alt-orientalische Teppiche: herausgegeben vom Osterreichischen Museum für Kunst und Industrie

      Vienna: Anton Schroll; Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann. Good; 17.5 x 23.5 (60 cm) Hardback in Good condition. Worn decorated . paper boards, spines and corners in goatskin; gilt spine titles. Damage to . backstrip on the second volume. Pages and plates are clean and bright.. 1926-28. Hardcover. GWO 988. First edition of one of the great and important rug books in 2 volumes. (21, [2], 60 plates of which 3 double and 35 color; 43, [1] p., 60 plates, of which 4 double and 32 color); Based on the Museum's previous publications Orientalische Teppiche (1892) and Altorientalische Teppiche (1908). Plates interleaved with descriptive texts. Black and white plates are collotypes, color plates mostly collotypes with 11 halftones. [CSROT t3832]; 50 .

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        Golf Without Tears

      A L Burt 1926 - New York, A mint copy ,probably unread in a fine wrapper .I have some beautiful A L Burt editions but this is probably the best .These editions were never expected to last and were never supposed to become collectable.The bindings were weak and the ink on the wrappers rubbed off.They are not as valuable as the Doran firsts but far more difficult to find in this condition . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine 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. Spine bumped, slightly rolled, an excellent, bright copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for Marshall-Newell Supply Co. (Ship supply company) on Spear St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October - November 1926. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 42". 3 sheets. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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      Revista Pareceres, 24 pgs., Buenos Aires 1926 - Muy raro ejemplar. Firma y dedicatoria del autor a Enrique García Velloso en la portada. Separata de la Revista "Pareceres, Nº 6, págs. 486 a 508, junio de 1926, Director: Dionisio Baia (seudónimo de José Imbelloni). Secretario de Redacción: Atilio García Mellid. Ensayo en defensa de Marinetti en su visita a Buenos Aires. Ilustrado con un retrato en b/n. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript.

      N. p., [ca. 1926]. - 4to. 2 pp. on 2 ff. Ramblings from a man who has loved and lost with the blame firmly placed upon his own shoulders; a vexing manuscript from Wright clearly revealing the effects of his personal upheavals. "I am regarded as though I had stolen myself, gone off with what was not my own. And I am traduced, derided, despised, held up to public contempt and loathing. My character is remorselessly assassinated: no means however vile are spared to injure my property or my work. It is a falsity that men respect and honor independent of thought and action. Tolerance in anything or anywhere is plainly a gentle lie. It is in no man's heart. The perception of Beauty is a moral test. The body is the first proselyte the soul makes. Our life is but the soul made known by its fruits, -- the body. The whole duty of man is expressed in one line. Make to yourself a perfect body! To be a man is to do a man's work! The true laborer is recompensed by his labor not by his employer. Laws are a matter of lawyers and judges. Lawyers and judges, as such, are not men of sense or principle but creatures of law: In any high moral sense they are not men at all! Earth song. Universal [in pencil]. I who have shown that I can behave particularly well am put under bonds for good behaviour! Every man should see that his influence is on the side of justice -- and let the courts make their own characters. Men talk about Bible miracles because there is no miracle in their lives. Cease to gnaw that crust, there is a ripe fruit overhead! Woe to him who wants a companion, for he is unfit even to be the companion even of himself! We inspire friendship in men when we have contracted friendship with the gods. Any reverence, even [if] a material thing proceeds from an elevation of character?". - With a few revisions; first page devoid of 3 inches of paper, marginal fraying and chipping, the two pages affixed together at head.

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        Joseph Conrad's Diary of His Journey Up the Valley of the Congo in 1890

      London: Strangeways 1926, 1st private printing. (Hardcover) 35pp. Very good. Octavo in original green cloth with printed paper spine title. Spine lightly sun faded, title very legible. Front board small area of light sun fading, otherwise cloth clean. Text block clean and tight without flaws; frontis. Tissue guard intact. Deckle edged pages. Scarce privately printed in 100 copies, text of Joseph Conrad's diary, kept in the Congo, during 1890, 'or such as has survived. With a photograph facsimile, actual size of the first page, as frontis. With an introduction and notes by Richard Curle, Conrad's biographer, long time correspondent, and Conrad family intimate..

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        TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN, Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      London: Cassell and Co, 1926, 1927. 2 volumes. First editions, second impression of the first volume, first impression of the second volume. With over 200 illustrations from photos. 8vo, publisher’s original mustard cloth lettered in gilt and decorated with scarab designs in gilt and black on the upper covers. xxiii, 223, index; xxxiv, 269. A nice set, with some aging to the bindings, two free-flies have been removed from volume one. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. A cornerstone work of Egyptology, Carter’s rendering is the story of what must must be the most famous archaeological excavation of all time, challenged only by Schliemann's discovery of Troy. Carter writes that the feeling of awe was overwhelming when, after clearing the stairway and steep descending passage, he entered the Antechamber to the tomb, where he beheld in the hypogeum for the first time the splendor of Imperial Egypt dated fourteen centuries before Christ. The sight was so gorgeous, so sumptuous in its splendour as to be bewildering, almost overwhelming. And the extent of the discovery took he and his companions by utter surprise both in its totality and in the fact that it was utterly intact. It has remained so to this day. Both awe inspiring and bewildering whenever the treasures are beheld, they are only the fruits plucked from one of the most extraordinary and exciting archeological adventures ever made. The story of the trevails and successes of the expedition and its members remains even today as one of the great books of modern history.

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        The Book of the Galtees and the Golden Vein: A Border History of Tipperary, Limerick & Cork

      Hodges, Figgis and Co - 1926. Hardcover. 418pp. Index. Plates. Map. Original grey cloth. Title in black on spine. Spine is browned and foxed, other wise cover is in good condition. Page edges uncut. Small amount of foxing. Overall a very good copy of this very scarce book. Keywords: Local History. . . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cantica Natalia. viginti hymni in honorem Nativitatis Domini nostri Jesu Christi

      E Typographia S. Dominici apud Ditchling [Ditchling: Saint Dominic’s Press] 1926. . Folio, (ii), 24, 24a, (1), 25-49, (1) pp. Twelve wood engravings, two hand coloured, including three by Eric Gill, one by David Jones, five by Desmond Chute and three by Philip Hagreen, with plainsong staves throughout printed in red with black notes, a few leaves lightly browned. Not bound, held in a custom buckram box. Originally printed for use in St. Wilfrid’s Church, Burgess Hill, this grand folio was one of the few St. Dominic’s books to contain hand coloured wood engravings. Including simple settings of Christmas Carols in Latin, there were ninety-five numbered copies produced in a brown cloth binding, although this example is not numbered and must have been an unused copy that was never bound. Taylor & Sewell A141.

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        Architectural Details Spain and the Mediterranean A portfolio of one hundred and forty-four plates; reproductions of photographs taken, selected and arranged especially for use in developing a logical and appropriate style of architecture for California and the Pacific Southwest

      Los Angeles: Monolith Portand Cement Co., 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Publisher's brown folding box, joint wear. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 4 pages of text. Folio, 35 x 28 cm. 144 photographic plates of architectural features divided into 12 fascicles (each with 12 plates), covering buildings, street scenes, facades, doorways, window and door grilles, balconies, shutters, roofs, courts and patios, garden details, etc. Limited edition, copy 892 of 1000 of Special Architect's Edition. The firm of Requa & Jackson became architects of choice during the booming 20's and their style which Requa named 'Southern California Architecture," dominated the San Diego scene. Requa triggered a new wave of interest in the Spanish/Mediterranean style when he copied the designs herein for the 1935-1936 California Pacific Exposition in San Diego's Balboa Park. This work acted as a guide for California architects to develop an appropriate style for the West Coast based on authentic models. Loose as issued in publisher's folding box, ties lacking, light marginal dampstaining title page and text, partially removed bookplate, fascicles fine and bright.

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        [Cloth banner]: The Ladies Home Journal. Wild Money by Freeman Tilden full of Cooling Thrills

      [New York]: Grinnell Litho.. 1926. Large litho-printed cloth banner. Measuring 45" x 34". Metal grommet in each corner. Modest wear, mostly very slight fraying at the margins, very good or better. Advertisement for the latest issue of the magazine which featured a serialized novel by Tilden, an article on Douglas Fairbanks by Vachel Lindsay, and "44 other features." The banner is illustrated with an image by J. Knowles Hare of a baby with an ice cream cone on a beach, meant to illustrate the Tilden novel. A wonderful survivor -- we've only seen a few of these sorts of cloth banners advertising magazines. .

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        Sveriges Fåglar och fågelbon med fågelbilder utförda i Färgljustryck efter original målningar av fil. D:R Gustaf Swenander

      Lund, Gleerup, 1926-1949. 6 vols. Large 4to. Text with 807 plates (146 coloured). Publisher's brown half calf, marbled boards, gilt spines (one volume with spine expertly rebacked).* "The work is intended to give an account of the life history and habits of all the breeding birds in Sweden and Scandinavia, especially during their breeding season, arranged in accordance with the natural interdependence of the species. Under each species the Latin and the Swedish names of the birds are given." (Anker). A magnificent publication with finely coloured plates of each species and photos showing their habitat and nesting grounds and most probably the largest bird book of one area ever published. Nissen calls for 798 (144 colour) plates. The present set contains two extra colour plates (in vol. III) and eight extra plates, not listed in Nissen (in vols. I, IV, V). Vol. VI with one plate less than Nissen states, but that probably is an error. All copies coming on the market differ in amount of plates. Only 100 copies were bound in publishers half calf, hence full sets rarely occur for sale. This one is in a fine state. Anker, 427; Nissen IVB, 793.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire)

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        The imperial palaces of Peking, volume 1,

      P. and Brussels, Van Oest 1926, - 4to, VI-67 -(4) pp., 14 plans (11 folding) and 72 plates, original blue cloth binding, gilt title on spine and upper board. VOLUME ONE ONLY (out of 3). Captions of plates in Chinese, English and French. 4 plates detached but present. Heavy book, extra-postage will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi: Being the 26th and 27th Chapters of Saint Matthew's Gospel from the Latin Text

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press. 1926. Hardcover. Cream linen boards with gilt titles on spine, bookplate of the art historian Rainforth Armitage Walker who was an expert on both Eric Gill and also Aubrey Beardsley who designed the bookplate, internally clean and bright, illustrated with 6 wood-engravings by Eric Gill. Dust jacket a little darkened on spine and showing light edgewear/rubbing, one small (<1cm) closed tear to top edge of rear panel, jacket now in a protective sleeve. No.167 of an edition of 250 copies. The years between 1924 and 1933, when Robert Gibbings was proprietor, were in many ways the golden age of the Golden Cockerel Press. Under Gibbings the press would collaborate with the best wood engravers then working, such as Eric Ravilious, John Nash, Paul Nash, John Farleigh, Agnes Miller Parker, David Jones, and, of course, Eric Gill. At the time Gibbings was buying the Golden Cockerel Press Gill was moving into the rural isolation of Capel-y-ffin and a period of his life that would produce much of his best work as a sculptor, an engraver and a typographer. Gill would produce the engravings for some of the Golden Cockerel Press&#39; most important works of the period; The Song of Songs (1925), Troilus and Criseyde (1927), The Canterbury Tales (1928), and The Four Gospels of 1931. No other wood-engraver of the period comes near to Gill&#39;s originality and verve, but the explicit eroticism of much of Gill&#39;s work shocked many of his former supporters and drew puzzled reproaches from the Dominicans with whom Gill had been associated since his conversion to catholicism in 1913. The engravings in this work are not on the scale of those in the Four Gospels but Gill&#39;s distinct style is clearly evident illustrating a latin text that Gill undoubtedly knew well., 4to 11" - 13" tall, [6] 15 [5] pp .

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        Nicolas Jenson, Printer of Venice: His Famous Type Designs and Some Comment upon the Printing Types of Earlier Printers [Leaf Book with 2 Original Leaves]

      San Francisco: John Henry Nash 1926, edition limited to 207 copies. () 10pp. Near fine. Folio. Quarter vellum over marbled boards. Brown leather spine label with gilt lettering. Shelfwear to boards and corners. Some foxing throughout. Two original leaves tipped in at front of book, first from Pliny&#39;s Historia Naturalis (1476) in near fine antiquarian condition with some foxing and age toning. The second from Plutarch&#39;s Vitae Parallelae Illustrium Virorum (1478) in fine antiquarian condition with 4 small wormholes to margin, not affecting text. Limited to 207 numbered copies, this being #207. A fine letterpress leaf book on the type of Nicolas Jenson, this being the less common version with two original leaves from Jenson&#39;s press. Jenson was French by birth but studied printing in Mainz, possibly under Johannes Gutenberg, and set up his printing shop in Venice. Jenson is credited with creating the first roman typeface and popularizing Venice as a center of early printing. His type has been praised by William Morris, and Jenson is regarded as one of the finest early printers. The incunable leaves included here are from Jenson&#39;s 1476 printing of Pliny&#39;s Historia Naturalis and his 1478 printing of Plutarch&#39;s Vitae Parallelae Illustrium Virorum. An uncommon copy complete with two leaves. (Disbound and Dispersed 26).

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        Sammelband mit fünf, teils eigenh. annotierten Typoskripten und einem eh. Brief mit U.

      Verschiedene Orte, 1886 bis 1926. - I: Titel und 101 beschriebene auf 103 num. SS. II: Titel und 34 beschr. auf 34 num. SS. III: Titel und 28 beschriebene auf 30 num. SS. IV: 114 einspaltig beschr. SS. auf 114 num. SS. V. 32 SS. I-IV: Folio. V: Gr.-8vo. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel. Folio. Sammelband mit drei unveröffentlichten englischen Übersetzungen von Schriften Georg Schweinfurths, einer Übersetzung von Ernst Beyrich und einem Separatum von F. Cope Whitehouse. Aus dem Besitz von Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer (1852-1903), dem Direktor des Ägyptischen Telegraphenbüros in Kairo, mit dessen montiertem Exlibris am vorderen Innendeckel. In dem beigebundenen eh. Brief mit U. von Georg Schweinfurth (dat Kairo, 19. III. 1888; 1 S. auf Doppelblatt) berichtet Schweinfurth Floyer von einer italienischen Übersetzung seiner Arbeiten; zwei der hier vorliegenden Übersetzungen (I und II) stammen von Schweinfurth selbst, wenngleich in deren Titel nur vermerkt ist "translated for Mr. Floyer", eine Übersetzung (hier im Manuskript vorliegend) stammt von A. Dagefoerde, ein Manuskript (im Matrizenabzug) ist von Schweinfurth an einigen Stellen annotiert, einmal auch mit einer kleinen Handskizze versehen. - I. Georg Schweinfurth: The Unknown Land of Egypt. Ms. Typoskript. O. D. Mit zwei zwischengebundenen Holzschnitten nach Georg Schweinfurth, einer unsignierten Bleistiftzeichnung, zwei lithographierten Karten, einem Matrizenabzug und einem eh. Brief mit U. von Georg Schweinfurth. - II: Ders.: Ancient Remains of Buildings and Hieroglyphical Inscriptions in the Wadi Gasus. Ms. Typoskript. 1885 und 1888 (Übers.). Mit zwei zwischengebundenen hs. Illustrationen und einer mehrf. gef. Tafel. - III: E. Beyrich: On Geognostical Observations. Übers. von A. Dagefoerde. Hs. Manuskript. 1882 und 1888 (Übers.). Mit zwei lithogr. Karten. - IV: Georg Schweinfurth: Journey in the Depression of the Fayum January 1886. Letter To Paul Ascherson. Einspaltiger Matrizenabzug mit kleinen eh. Annotationen. 1886. A. d. Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin. 1886. Nr. 2. Mit 1 lith. Karte. - V: F. Cope Whitehouse: Lake Morris: From Recent Explorations in The Moers Basin and the Wadi Fadhi. Separatum a. d. Journal of the American Geographical Society. Vol. XIV. O. D. Mit 1 lithogr. Karte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Luigi of Catanzaro

      London: Privately printed by E. Archer,, 1926. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in black. Wrappers rubbed, tanned, and spotted. Title leaf unopened. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of 100 copies privately printed and signed by the author on the limitation leaf. This story was also intended for inclusion in The Doomington Wanderer in 1934, but was suppressed before publication, though there exists at least one proof copy that includes it. Many of Golding&#39;s books have themes of Jewish identity and integration, and this story is no exception, centred around a heavenly debate over the canonisation of a saint who turns out to have Jewish ancestry. Though this item is listed in the mystery bibliography Queen&#39;s Quorum, it is not in fact a mystery story, and its inclusion in that volume is inexplicable. Rare.

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        Uniforms of the American, British, French & German Armies in the American Revolution 1775-1783.

      New York Historical Society, 1926. - #3 of 500 copies. 289p. 50 tipped in color plates. Oversize. Blue & Tan cloth. Near Fine copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ID QUOD VISUM PLACET. A Practical Test of the Beautiful

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Privately printed for the Author by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press, 17 September, 1926. SCARCE LIMITED EDITION of only 150 copies hand-numbered and signed by Eric Gill at Capel-Y-Ffin, this copy being number 18. With a wood engraved title and two fine copper-engraved plates by the author, Eric Gill. 8vo, printer&#39;s original buff boards backed in buckram, upper board with paper lettering label printed in black, edges untrimmed. [vi], 20pp. Internally quite fine, and a well preserved copy with light mellowing to the paper and the spine. A very presentable and quite handsome copy. QUITE SCARCE, ONE OF ONLY 150 COPIES PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR AND SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY HIM. The title of Gill&#39;s essay is the definition of beauty as given by St. Thomas Aquinas, "that which pleases by being seen". Gill writes in the form of a philosphical argument, also much in the style of Aquinas. It was written while in Wales, when Gill was a member of the Order of St. Dominic.

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        The Glory of New York

      William Edwin Rudge, 1926. Limited Edition: 27 of 350.. Oversized Hardback.. Wear to corners, small wear spot to spine and back board else very good condition./No dust jacket. . Color Illustrations. Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted.& A very nice copy.& Signed by author: Elizabeth Pennell. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        IN OUR TIME: Stories

      London:: Jonathan Cape. (1926). First British edition, and the first of his books to be published in Britain. Originally published in 1924 in Paris by Three Mountains Press in an edition of only 170 copies, then revised and enlarged for the 1925 Boni & Liveright edition. Purportedly the same contents as the 1925 Boni & Liveright edition, though Grissom notes variations in 136 readings between the two editions, of which 44 are "substansive" -- which may be explained by the fact that Boni refused to sell Cape sheets, so Cape printed the sheets for the book themselves. In the first-issue binding of gilt-lettered green cloth measuring 195mm tall, versus the second-issue in blue cloth and 198.5mm tall [Grissom A.3.2.a]. The book is about fine with only faint offsets near hinges on endpapers; in about very good dust jacket with tiny chips on corners, spine ends chipped 3 or 4 mm, and spine darkened a bit. Still, a very nice copy in first-issue cloth and in the scarce jacket.

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        Topper: An Improbable Adventure (First Edition)

      New York: Robert M McBride, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the classic 1937 screwball comedy, written for the screen by Eric Hatch (among others) and starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. & & Fine in a Very Good plus, unrestored example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket is bright, with a few short closed tears and some shallow creasing at the spine ends.

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        The Cubical City

      Putnam's NY: Putnam&#39;s. 1926. The first and only novel by this writer who was part of the American expatriate community in Paris in the 1920s, and wrote a column for The New Yorker called "Letter from Paris" for nearly five decades. She was influential in bringing a number of contemporary artists to the attention of American readers, including Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, and Andre Gide, among others. Front hinge starting; light corner tap, a bit of faint mottling to boards; near fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket with light rubbing to the folds and a tear at the upper front spine fold. In a custom clamshell case. A very scarce book in any dust jacket, let alone one in such condition, by one of the most prominent American women writers of the Lost Generation, a groundbreaking figure in both her literary and her personal life. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his son James about football, Warm Springs, and building a dam

      Warm Springs, 13 October 1926. Letter. Normal creases from folding. About Fine. A superb two-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER on both sides of Roosevelt's personal Hyde Park stationery, completely in FDR's hand, to his son James Roosevelt SIGNED as "Father." Roosevelt begins by talking about Jimmy's life at school, especially football--"your old Dad is keen to hear about it all-- and he was once a Freshman himself!"--before talking about Warm Springs from which this letter is addressed: "I'm working hard on my exercises down here & our medical experiment period has been a joint success--all of the 25 patients have greatly benefited. I hope this winter to get enough people to finance it on a much larger permanent basis" (FDR established the Warm Springs Foundation in 1927). "Next winter I will come here in Feb. instead of going to Florida & I wish much that you would come down here at the midyears or at Easter- I would love to have you here alone. There are lots of interesting problems- Just now I am organizing the fishing club & getting ready to let the contract for the big dam which will make a 35 acre lake. This project should finance itself in 3 years- Lots of love-- Take care of yourself. Affect. Father." Wonderful content touching upon many of FDR's interests and foreshadowing the TVA program begun in his administration. James Roosevelt became an insurance executive, a position he left in 1937 to become secretary to his father in the White House. He was decorated for his service as a Marine in World War II. Autograph letters completely in Franklin Roosevelt's hand are quite scarce, most especially so when to a family member.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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