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      London:: Nonesuch Press,. 1926. First edition. Two-volume set. Number 983 of 1450 copies. The first volume collects the twelve books of "Paradise Lost"; the second volume is "Miscellaneous Poems: Paradise Regain'd & Samson Agonistes." 53 illustrations by Blake tipped-in. Books' spines show some aging but otherwise in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        BEAU GESTE (Inscribed Copy with an ALS from the Author re: The Ronald Colman film adaptation)

      London: John Murray, 1926. Wren, P. C. BEAU GESTE. London: John Murray, 1926. First Deluxe Edition limited to 1000 SIGNED copies of which this is #40, preceded by the extremely uncommon first trade edition which appeared and disappeared in 1924. A FINE and pristine example, having been long-protected by its original VERY GOOD or better dust wrapper (lightly dust-soiled, a few small chips but complete). The silent film version of BEAU GESTE made a star out of Ronald Colman and helped make famous to the viewing public the romantic concept of joining "The French Foreign Legion." Although the Gary Cooper 1939 version is better known, the silent film has always been considered the best of the novel's four cinematic adaptations. Laid into this copy is a two-page handwritten letter from the author (Nicosia, Cyprus, May 15, 1928) to a friend in which Wren pleasurably discusses the Ronald Colman movie ("The film was fine"). Also discussed in the letter is the movie's "talking sequel" BEAU IDEAL as well as BEAU GESTE's upcoming adaptation to the London stage. Housed in an open-end cloth box.. Signed by Author. Edition De Luxe. Fine/Very Good to Fine. Illus. by Helen McKee.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Jardins D'Espagne

      Paris: A. Vincent, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. marbled board portfolio with lettering in gilt, red cloth spine and cloth ties. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Large folio, approx. 18 x 14", total of 124 black and white plates, twenty plans, and 160 views of villas from various regions of Spain. 20 pages of introductory text and explanatory notes. Vol.I presents the Arab gardens at Alcazar, Alhambra, etc. Vol.II the gardens of the Renaissance and 18th century at the Escorial, Seville, etc. Bright, fresh set -- plates and text very clean.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Works of Joseph Conrad. [Comprising: Arrow of Gold, Nigger of the Narcissus, Victory, Nostromo, Rover, Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, Typhoon, Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Lord Jim, Tales of Unrest, Suspense, An Outcast of The Islands, Almayer's Folly, Tales of Hearsay, Shadow Line, Mirror of The Sea, Inheritors, Chance, Youth, Notes on Life, Romance]

      Doubleday, Page & Company, London, 1926., 1926. 26 volumes bound in 13. Complete. Finely bound in recent dark brown half morocco with twin, red and green, title labels and gilt to spines; brown cloth boards; top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. A fine set indeed.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832 - 1839. In Two Volumes

      Edinburgh:: John Grant,. 1926.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-3/8". Later edition, first published in 1841 (cf. Howes C-241). 2 volumes.. Original publisher's deep maroon vertically-ribbed cloth bindings with elaborate gilt & black stamping. TEG. Printed buff paper dust jackets.. Books bright, square & tight. Bookplate to front paste-down of each. volume, with magazine excerpts affixed to Vol I's ffep. Occasional. pencil annotation. Still, a Nr Fine set. Dust jackets show some. spine panel sunning & chipping at spine ends. Very Good.. 180 plates, with 320 color images, including 3 maps [one folding].

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Le Poète Assassiné (Poete Assassine). With lithographs by Raoul DUFY

      Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1926, one of 380 numbered copies (total edition 450), with 36 original lithographs by Raoul Dufy, including 18 hors-texte; 148 pages, overall size 12 x 9.5 inches, printed on Montgolfier paper. Bound in wrappers, contained in publisher's portfolio with ties, which is illustrated with a handsome woodcut in red on the front cover; the portfolio's spine repaired, the ties likely renewed, covers with slight edge wear; internally excellent; overall a very good copy. References: ”The Artist & The Book” 92; Monod 367; D. Stein, ”Cubist Prints / Cubist Books”, p.118; MoMA 62; Carteret IV, 46; Skira 106, plate 31; Rauch 46; Reynolds, p.11. The important livre d'artiste by Raoul Dufy.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        La Petite Ville

      A remarkable hors commerce (not for sale) artist presentation copy inscribed by Dyl with a brush, complete with the 21 stencil prints (pochoirs), preserved as new, with the publisher's wrappers bound into a superb pictorial, painted vellum fore-edge binding, signed and dated by the collector-artist, Max de Beauregard-1926, on the inside of the upper cover. The 2 original paintings are executed directly on the vellum, one to each cover, in black, rose, charcoal and gray, using the Art Deco (Style Moderne) pictorial themes and perspectives introduced by Yan Dyl in his illustrations. CONDITION SUMMARY: Book: Very Fine. Wrappers: Very Fine. Vellum Binding: Good. DETAIL: As if unread, a very crisp, clean and fresh example: the only wear is to the added, hand painted vellum boards. Pages and Prints: Very Fine: as customary, offset to the flyleaf from the upper wrapper. Pochoirs: Very Fine; clean and fresh, colors glistening. Interleaf guards with Text: Very Fine. Covers: rubs and some surface wear: some edgewear and soiling: upper cover fore-edge with slight upturn: lower cover with a few mottle spots (none in painting). Binding: true with tight hinges. INSCRIPTION: Yan-Bernard Dyl, using a brush has signed in full on the flyleaf, writing below, "visita". COLOPHON: signed, possibly by Daniel Kahnweiler as Simon Kra. SUMMARY: A fine artist's book from the era of the 1920's when there was a great creative outpouring in the book arts in France under the influence of what has come to be called Art Deco or applied modernism. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. Not paged, but 44 leaves: Flyleaf blank, Half-title leaf with a full-page pochoir beautifully lettered with title, "Avenir Ennui"; Suite of 20 hand colored leaves reproducing Dyl watercolors by the pochoir process and printed on only side of the paper, each protected by an interleaf guard leaf printed with a line of Dyl's text; colophon leaf, rear blank leaf. SIZE: 29.1 cm, as issued. FORMAT: Vellum boards with an original painting on each cover. Publisher's beautiful, blue & green flock paper wrappers bound in, the upper wrapper illustrated with a design after Dyl with applied color and gold. Top edge gilt: headband alternates beige & brown stripes: brown silk book ribbon sewn in: additional blank leaves inserted. PAINTINGS: 1) The 291 x 185 mm upper cover painting shows a French hill town below a medieval fortress, perhaps in the Pyrénées, where the architecture of the Midi Pyrenees changes, and the stone houses have steeply sloped roofs of stone. The houses and square are laid out below the crossing tower & castle and crossing bands are painted in black and rose along the inner margin, and across the lower foreground. The title is brushed in black and rose with stylized letters that repeat the elements of the crossing bands. They may symbolize that the town was on the roads to St. Jacques de Compostelle and by custom a halt for pilgrims. There is no vegetation and the architecture is stonewalls and battlements and tall, narrow houses with sharply sloped, red roofs and overhanging eaves. 2 bent, elderly, hatted figures, dwarfed by the buildings, lean toward each other, conversing in a town square and one can also see barely glimpsed figures in opposing 2nd story windows. The composition is framed by the broad, black crossing bands, highlighted by narrower bands painted in rose with a black border and the unpainted vellum becomes part of the pictorial space, the wide ivory margins left by the artist balancing the composition. There is a powerful sense of history and enclosed spaces. 2) The lower cover painting is a center, oval vignette that plays off of the design of the Dyl upper wrapper. With black lunettes that suggest a domino inside the frame, it sustains the themes of theatre, furtiveness, and masks that characterize Dyl's art deco illustrations with their dramatic, elongated postures, cut-off frames, strong verticals and predominant use of black. REFERENCE: Monod 4156; Charles Rahn Fry Pochoir Collection, Princeton University. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Prophet

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 1926, Holiday Edition, fair condition, a few random spots, nothing excessive, inscriptions to ffep ( see photograph ), heavy wear to the boards which are also a little sloppy, no spine, tape marks to boards from old repairs. Contents have a mild ageing, all plates present, no tears or creases, ball point pen correction to text on page 61 - 'yours' and 'days' reversed. Binding tight. A fair copy for a realistic price.

      [Bookseller: bee4books]
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        The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements translated from the text of Heiberg

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1926. With Introduction and Commentary. Second Edition. Revised with Additions. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, double-line rule to boards in blind, titles and rules to spines gilt. Folding frontispiece to volume I, diagrams throughout. Cloth lightly rubbed, tiny worn spot to lower corner of volume III, endpapers tanned, faint toning to contents. An excellent set. Second edition, revised and expanded, of the most significant twentieth-century publication of Euclid, first appearing in 1908, in which "the notable tenth book on irrational magnitudes was for the first time rendered into English in an intelligible form; and Heath justified against modern 'improvements' Euclid's rigidly logical choice of axioms and postulates and his order of proof" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris: Editions Marcel Seheur, 1926.. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers a trifle dust soiled and faintly marked, fore-tips and spine extremities a bit frayed, but a very good copy, internally near fine. First illustrated edition. One of 225 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches, from a total edition of 270 copies. Illustrated with ten beautiful original etchings by Marcel Gromaire. MONOD 6001.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: François Bernouard, 1926. relié. 15,5x22,5cm. Nouvelle édition en partie originale, un des 200 ex numérotés sur Arches pour chacun des volumes. Reliures en demi maroquin rouge, dos à deux gros nerfs sertis de filets à froid, plats de cartonnage bordeaux façon bois, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures de l'époque signées de Creuzevault. Notre série, en 13 volumes (sur 17), se compose ainsi : -Poil de carotte (le roman et la pièce) suivi de Histoires naturelles soit 1 volume -L'oeil clair suivi de Chroniques théâtrales et divers inédits soit 1 volume -Ragotte suivi de La maîtresse soit 1 volume -Les cloportes II chroniques 1883-1895 (inédit) soir 1 volume -L'écornifleur suivi de La lanterne sourde soit 1 volume -Comédies I (La plaisir de rompre - Le pain de ménage - Monsieur Vernet) et Comédies II (La bigote - Huit jours à la campagne - Le cousin de Rose suiis de Propos de théâtre) soit 2 volumes -Le vigneron dans sa vigne suivi de Propos littéraires et Mots d'écrit soit 1 volume -Coquecigrues suivies de Bucoliques soit 1 volume -Débuts littéraires soit 1 volume -Correspondance inédite 1 et Correspondance inédite 2 soit 2 volumes. Les deux volumes de la correspondance inédite sont en éditions originales. Quelques coins très légèrement émoussés, très rares éraflures sans gravité sur certains volumes, agréable ensemble, à toutes marges joliment établi dans une reliure d'époque signée de Creuzevault. - François Bernouard, Paris _1926-1927, 15,5x22,5cm, 12 volumes reliés. - 12 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832 - 1839. In Two Volumes

      Edinburgh:: John Grant,. 1926.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-3/8". Later edition, first published in 1841 (cf. Howes C-241). 2 volumes.. Original publisher's deep maroon vertically-ribbed cloth bindings with elaborate gilt & black stamping. TEG. Printed buff paper dust jackets.. Books bright, square & tight. Bookplate to front paste-down of each. volume, with magazine excerpts affixed to Vol I's ffep. Occasional. pencil annotation. Still, a Nr Fine set. Dust jackets show some. spine panel sunning & chipping at spine ends. Very Good.. 180 plates, with 320 color images, including 3 maps [one folding].

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      Published by John Grant, 1926. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper. 2 volumes. Red pictorial cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to front covers and spines. 320 colour illustrations on 180 plates, including folding colour maps. Being letters and notes on their manners, customs, and conditions, written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839. Spines and corners slightly bumped else exceptionally bright, clean covers, having been protected by the original plain dustwrappers which are browned and chipped at edges. A beautiful set.

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Fanfrolico Press,, 1926. Done into English [by] Jack Lindsay. Folio. Original blue half morocco, blue cloth boards, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a red morocco-backed slipcase. Illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Boards a little marked but an excellent copy. First Edition thus. One of 725 numbered copies signed by the translator.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        (Art Nouveau) Carlos SCHWABE. Daphnis et Chloe

      Paris: H. Piazza, 1926, first edition thus; number VI of 111 copies on Rives BFK with 24 original wood engravings in colors by Carlos Schwabe, including 12 hors-texte + a beautiful title page engraved in colors; the 12 full-page prints are each signed in the plate and come with tissue guards; text in French; 99 pp.; bound in contemporary full buckram; a very clean, almost new copy, no foxing; overall size about 12 x 9.25 in. References: Monod 7243.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Original Drawing "Winnie-the-Pooh, Kanga, Roo, Piglet and Rabbit"

      1926. Pen and ink drawing on artist's board (140 × 190 mm). Mounted, glazed, and framed. Excellent condition. Original artwork used to illustrate page 98 of the chapter "Kanga and Baby Roo" in Winnie-the-Pooh. A lovely drawing including almost all of the book's characters, it depicts the scene in which Pooh, Rabbit, and Piglet first meet Kanga and Roo, and Roo demonstrates his jumping. Provenance: from the collection of Pat McInally.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'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's books and popular magazines, including Puck, The Century, McClure's, Scribner's, and Redbook. It was a relationship that lasted until Crawford's death in 1944. The letters to Crawford stretch from Cagney's early years as a vaudevillian bit player to his emergence as one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. They demonstrate Cagney'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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      Paris André Plicque 1926. 18x23.4 cm., 279 pp., édition illustrée avec 44 aquarelles en couleurs de Sylvain Sauvage, relié demi-maroquin bleu à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 450 exemplaires dont 400 exemplaires sur vélin de rives numérotés de 51 à 450.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Jardins MCMXXV

      Paris: Editions d'Art Charles Moreau, (1926). Small folio portfolio. (viii) pp., 54ff. Contains forty-two sepia heliotype plates and twelve plates colored by pochoir by Jean Saudé. The plates show plans and photographs of gardens in the contemporary style, with Art Deco embellishments such as fountains and statuary. This is the most sumptuous of fifteen portfolios issued in conjunction with the historic Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, held in Paris in 1925. The twelve lovely pochoir plates are based on the work of such artists as Tony George Roux and Albert Laprade. Half-title is lightly smudged, else fine. Unbound, as issued, in rebacked black boards, with broken tie.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1926. Thompson, Ruth Plumly. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1926). First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 12 color plates by John R. Neill coated on one side, tipped in on the cover page and pages 32, 64, 72, 128, 136, 152, 200, 216, 224, 240, and 256. A VERY GOOD PLUS copy (with just a little bit of wear to the binding and a rear inner hinge which is just beginning to crack) in original publisher's dark drab green cloth with color pictorial label. All first edition points as referenced in Bibliographia Oziana, (Hanff, Greene, Martin, Greene and Haff, 1988). May be an early copy of first printing as indicated by intact hyphen on page twenty-one and the word "two" on page 252 set in perfect type. Missing the rare dust jacket. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ is the 20th book in the famous Wizard of Oz series written by Ruth Plumly Thompson who was appointed Royal Historian of Oz by L. Frank Baum's publisher, Reilly and Lee. The Hungry Tiger resurfaces in "Thanksgiving in the land of Oz", an animated film from 1980 where Dorothy is whisked back to Oz in a balloon shaped like a green turkey. On this adventure she meets the Hungry Tiger (one among many odd characters) who all band together to defeat Tyrone the Terrible Toy Tinkerer. He apparently bears a strong resemblance to the evil Gnome King of Oz. Pretty example of this attractive book.. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Illus. by John R. Neill.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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      1926. hardcover. <center><b>Professor Challenger - with the color pictorial dust jacket</b></center> Doyle, A. Conan. THE LAND OF MIST. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1926). Original yellow-green cloth, with dust jacket. <p>First American Edition, published two months after the English. This is Doyle&#39;s psychic novel, for which he resurrected Professor Challenger (who had journeyed to the land of the dinosaurs in THE LOST WORLD and had faced the end of human life in THE POISON BELT; he would later return for two short stories, "When the World Screamed" and "The Disintegration Machine"). Following the loss of his son and his brother in the Great War, by the 1920s Doyle&#39;s preoccupation was spiritualism; just as his other semi-autobiographical novel THE STARK MUNRO LETTERS had provided insights into Doyle&#39;s early years in medicine, so THE LAND OF MIST does into his later years in spiritualism.</p> <p><?ms_indent>Unlike the non-fiction books on spiritualism, the novel has a clear narrative, with the hero and heroine taking in one aspect or other of the occult at a time... The best spiritualists are those who have done well in the world,... or are converted after some traumatic experience. Lord John Roxton is compelled to change his tune after a session in a haunted house, an episode in which Doyle was in his element: &#39;... Great God! They are moving! They were rushing swiftly and noiselessly downwards! Black, black as night, huge, ill defined, semi-human and altogether evil and damnable.&#39; [Pearsall, quoting from the text]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This is a remarkably fine, bright copy of a none-too-common book. The quite scarce dust jacket (which on the front panel portrays a glowering Challenger filling an easy chair to capacity, and is printed with ads on the reverse side) is just about fine as well (scarcely any soil, a few tiny nicks in the edge but no chips, no restoration whatsoever). We have not had a better copy. Green & Gibson A45b.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12065)

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        Aviation Flight Log Books of W. E. Burdick, U. S. N. R

      1926 - 1941 Imprinted cloth with clasp closures. 12mo. An unusual archive of one pilot&#39;s career from the Golden Age of Flight to the American entrance into the Second World War. Ensign Burdick joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Mechanic / Pilot in 1926. The following 15 years of his flying career are documented here in his Flight Log Books. Recounted are his notations of soloing, flying mail, machine deliveries, target towing, photographic, radio and armament training, torpedo recovery, crashes, cross-country flights, aircraft carrier take-off and landings and much more. Notations of machines flown include - N-9, NY-2, OL -6, OL-8, PS-3, PN-12, S-38, S-39, S-43, V-70 and many others. Flights in all areas of the U.S.A. are recorded as well as periods in Spain, Mexico, etc. Burdick also flew for the Sikorsky Corp. and many log pages bear their stamp. Also included with collection is Burdick&#39;s I.D. card w/ photo and Mechanic&#39;s license as well as a X-mas card from the Officers and Men at Floyd Bennett Field ( c. 1930 ). All in all, a fascinating and concise history. Various mild rubbing and usual soiling to covers, 1 gathering of pages ( 5 leaves ) unsewn in Logbook #3. A Very Goodset.

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        Cent Comptines

      Paris: Henri Jonquieres et Cie, 1926. Limited Edition. Paperback. Fine/Very Good. Original plain wraps, with French fold illustrated dust jacket attached along spine; 4to; with illustrations and decorations in full-color throughout. Number 324 from a limited edition of 500 copies, on Arches paper. Inscribed by the author and illustrator on the half-title page: "a la plus charmante du hotesses moderne William O&#39;Hara avec mille affecteaux respects / Pierre Roy / New York, 5 Novembre 1934." Dust jacket lightly soiled on rear panel; some light chipping and small closed tears along the edges, with one flap detached. Book is fine, internally simply lovely.

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        Oeuvres Completes, 32 volumes - Romans, Drame, Poesie (1926)

      Paris: Société d&#39;Éditions Littéraires et Artistiques. 1926. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 32 volumes, all 1926 printings, tall 8vo, bound in half green marbled morocco and handsome patterned papercovered boards with green/gold art deco marbling. Uniformly age-toned to a mellow golden-brown to the spines, raised bands, titled in gilt. There are 14 volumes of the Romans, 5 volumes Drame, 13 volumes Poesie. Appears to be complete. If there are non- fiction, biographical or philosophical works that were issued with this set, we do not have them. We have the novels, plays and poetry. Very good, occasional nick to spine end, but a handsome, rare set in near fine condition (pages a little tanned / age-toned). Extra postage required outside the United States.

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        Egenhændigt brev m. underskrift til "Kjære Fru Collin". [Original handwritten and signed letter for "Dear Mrs. Collin."

      Dateret "Lysaker 3 april, 1926." 1 3/4 side 4to. Brevet er et meget personligt og hjertevarm kondolencebrev, hvori Nansen udtrykker sin dybe sorg over bortgangen af hans gode ven Collin, "det store, gode og prektige menneske og den/ fine, noble ånd!" Der lyser en varm beundring og kærlighed ud af dette prægtige brev, som må betegnes som en hyldest til Nansens nære ven. "Å ja så meget, meget jeg har å takke ham for. Ja, for en tom plass! en siste i den kres som/ for mig dannet en central del av Norge,/ av livet." "Og minnet vil leve efter/ ham i skjønhet, og hans verker vil/ leve, og alle gode tanker kan slet ikke/ dø, -før enda större Tanker er spiret/ av deres frö./ Med en hjertevarm hilsen/ til Dem og Deres barn fra/ Deres hengivne/ Fridtjof Nansen."[A very personal and warm letter of condolence, in which Nansen expresses his deep sorrow at the loss of his close friend Collin, "that big, good and excellent man and that noble spirit!" The letter is guided by a warm admiration and love for Nansen's dear friend. "Oh, so much do I have to thank him for. What an empty place! the last in a circle that/ for me constituted a central part of Norway,/ of life." "And the memory will live after/ him in beauty, and his works will/ live, and all good thoughts cannot die at all,- / not untill even greater thoughts have grown from their seeds./ With heartfelt greetings/ for You and Your children from/ Yours sincerely/ Fridtjof Nansen." (in Norwegian) ].. Den afdøde Collin må være den store norske litteraturhistoriker, professor Christen Collin (1857-1926). Breve fra Nansen er sjældne, og det yderst sjældent at se så personligt et af slagsen.The deceased Collin must be the famous Norwegian historian of literature and critic, Professor Christen Collin (1857-1926). Letters from the highly important polar explorer, Fridthjof Nansen, are rare, especially ones of such personal and warm character as this. Nansen is the author of "Farthest North" (PMM 384), and in 1895 he reached the farthest north attitude attained by man. He becamme a very important politician, he is the diviser of the "Nansen Passport" in aid of the Russian refugees, and in 1922 he received the Nobel Prize

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        Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. (1926).. First deluxe edition, 8vo, (xiv), 158, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout, map endpapers, brief contemporary inscription to the dedication leaf. Original publisher's limp blue morocco with gilt decoration, a.e.g., very slight rubbing to spine ends and the foot of the lower cover, otherwise a very good bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Winnie The Pooh

      1926. Fine. MILNE, A. A. WINNIE THE POOH. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1926). First Edition in dust jacket. A bit of offsetting to the illustrated endpapers from the jacket flaps and minor bumps to the corners, else a near-fine copy, with bright and clean boards, in a very worn dust jacket that is missing about 2.25 inches from the jacket spine.

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        Sveriges Fåglar och Fågelbon. Med Fågelbilder utförda i Färgljustryck efter Originalmålningar av Gustaf Swenander. 6 Bd.

      Lund, (1926-49)(1913-1954). Folio. 6 orig. hldrbd. med rygforgyldning. Med 798 tavler i lystryk, hvoraf de 144 er i farver. Udmærket velbevaret eksemplar. Bookplate of Lorenz Ferdinand.. First edition in publishers fine hcalfs. There was only 100 copies bound in publishers hcalf. The work was issued in 255 parts over a period of 40 years, the first part appeared in 1913, and was limitid to 1200 copies at the start but decreased to 900. It took Rosenius nearly 50 years to complete this work, the greatest ornithological work in sweden. - Nissen no 793. - Anker no 427

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        Das Schloss.

      München, Kurt Wolff Verlag, (1926). Uncut in the original publisher's full green cloth, with the printed paper-title-label to spine and front board. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a very fine and clean copy.. First edition of Kafka's third and final attempt at a novel. He considered this novel to be his greatest conception, but it remained unfinished at his death. Kafka began writing The Castle on the evening of January 27, 1922 the same day he arrived at the mountain resort of Spindlermühle. The book was never finished by Kafka himself so Max Brod, his literary executor and biographer, had to edit it before publication in 1926. Brod sought to gain acceptance of the work and author rather than keeping the structure of it that Kafka had intended. Thus, "The Castle" has come to be one of the most debated and frequently analyzed of Kafka's works

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        Mein Kampf. Eine Abrechnung. 2 volumes. 1 Band II. Auflage. 2. Band. Die Nationalsozialistische Bewegung.

      München, Eher, 1926-27 (recte: 1925-26). Lex 8vo. 2 original red full cloth bindings with white gothic lettering to boards. Spines "warped" and with loss of almost all the white lettering (both things due to the bad quality of the cloth and the binder's glue, which sieves through). Most of the lettering intact to boards, merely missing minor pieces on volume 1. Minor bumping to capitals and corners. Only light, minor, occasional brownspotting. All in all a fine, clean set. XVI, 391, (3), [30]; XI, [1], 354, [2] + vol. one with frontispiece of the author. With both half-titles present, as well as the portrait-frontispiece (and the tissue-guard) in volume one and the 30 pp. of advertisements (+ the half-title for them) in volume one and the 2 pp. of advertisements in volume two. Laid-in is a printed card with Hitler's original handwritten signature on it. The printed card measures 10x14,5 cm. and has the blindstamped Nazi-eagle and swastika and the words "Ein kleiner Dank des Führers an seine Soldaten" (i.e. "A little thank you from the Führer for his soldiers") printed beneath.. Scarce first edition (first volume in the second issue, which Hitler himself used as presentation-copies simultaneously with the luxury-edition, which also appeared after the first issue) of this infamous monument over the most tragic period in the history of Europe and man in general. Constituting a turning-point in the career of the 40-year old Hitler, who had achieved nothing of significance at the time, it also presents a devastating turning-point of the 20th century, paving the way for WWII as it does. LAID-IN IS A PRINTED CARD WITH HITLER'S ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURE ON IT. The card is with the blindstamped Nazi-eagle and swastika and the words "Ein kleiner Dank des Führers an seine Soldaten" (i.e. "A little thank you from the Führer for his soldiers") printed beneath.The publication history of this devastating historical document that "Mein Kampf" constitutes is quite complicated. Hitler dictated the work to various fellow prisoners (lastly Rudolf Hess) during his imprisonment in Landberg am Lech after the Putch of 1923. At his realese from prison in December of 1924, he had with him a manuscript that was more or less complete, and in July 1925 the first volume of the work appeared, published by Eher in Munich. This first volume actaully sold quite well, even though it appeared under less that perfect surcumstances (the same summer twO other "memoirs" of Landsberger prisoners appeared, the work was expensive, and times were economically bad). Already in May 1924 Rehse had talked about a luxury-edition of the work, but there was not money for this, and none such appeared until later, after the printing of the regular first issue in the summer of 1925. The second issue of the first edition was strategically planned to appear around Christmas, and even though the date on the title-page is 1926, the book was in fact printed around the 11th of December 1925 - the luxury edition, which has 1925 on the title-page appeared in close proximity to this second issue and is thought to be printed from the same sheets as ththe regular edition. It seems to be quite certain that Hitler did not use any of the first issue copies as gift- or presentation-copies, but used a few of the deluxe-issues (for close family and the inner circle) and for the rest copies of the second issue. It is clear that towards the end of 1925 Hitler took delivery of copies of both the second issue of the ordinary paper copy and copies of the deluxe-edition. Who got what is now almost impossible to reconstruct due to lack of surviving inscribed or even uninscribed early editions, but it is reasonable to guess that old friends and general supporters probably received copies of the ordinary second issue and that close relatives and the inner circle received copies of the de luxe version (which was bound in red leather or white vellum and printed on thicker paper). Most copies that he gave away would have been of the ordinary second issue, though, as sales of the deluxe version was to partially pay for the printing of "Main Kampf".The first and second issues were printed in equally large numbers, the same as the second volume, which appeared at the end of 1926, but which bears the date 1927 on the title-page. For the second volume, the deluxe-edition was printed simultaneously with the ordinary edition; the regular first edition, first issue as well as that simultaneous deluxe-edition will have been the ones that Hitler used for gift- and presentation-copies. The first edition, in all its issues and varians, is now a scarcity. Although printed in large numbers, by far the greatest part of them will have been thrown out, burned, and otherwise destroyed, and for years they were not considered proper or decent selling- or collecting-objects. PMM 415 (1st volume being ist issue). For extensive reading on the printing history, issues, etc., see: Othmar Plöckinger: "Geschichte eines Buches: Adolf Hitlers "Mein Kampf", 1922-1945". 2011

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        Über die Interferenzeigenschaften des durch Kanalstrahlen emittierten Lichtes [Einstein] (+) Über die Interferenzeigenschaften des Kanalstrahllichtes [Rupp]. Offprint from "Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften", XXV, 1926.

      1926. Royal8vo. Author's presentation offprint with the printed presentation statement on top of frontwrapper "Überreicht von den Verfassern" [i.e. "Given by the authors"]. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper loose, but fully intact. "Chilpp 202" and "Recdese 160" written in hand to top of front wrapper. A very fine and clean copy. Pp. 334-351.. First edition, in the scarce author's presentation offprint issue, of this important paper, which contains Einstein's theories on wave-particle duality and German physicist Rupp's work on the same subject, seemingly to corroborating Einstein's theories. Rupp's experimental results later turned out to have been falsifications, and today he is mainly known as the protagonist in one of the biggest scandals in physics in the 20th century.Rupp published a number of papers on the interference properties of light emitted by canal ray sources. These articles, particularly the present that came into being in close collaboration with Albert Einstein, attracted quite a lot of attention, as they probed the wave versus particle nature of light. They also significantly propelled Rupp's career, even though they were considered highly controversial to begin with.In April 1926, Albert Einstein proposed to Emil Rupp to carry out two experiments that were to prove the wave nature of light versus the particle nature of light: the so-called 'Wire Grid Experiment' and the 'Rotated Mirror Experiment', experiments that Einstein had worked on theoretically and now would like to gain confirmation of through experiments. Rupp, at the time regarded as one of the most important and most competent experimental physicists, gladly took up the challenge. Rupp's observations - though highly controversial - confirmed Einstein's theory. Due to the surprising outcome of the experiments, Einstein was interested in exactly how it they were conducted, as Rupp's initial descriptions did not convince him that the results were feasible."Rupp stood by his observations and suggested yet other circumstances that might explain them. Did Einstein now realize that there was something rather dubious about Rupp's work? He had seen him change his data repeatedly-and each time in better accordance with his own criticism, and on one occasion in no less than two days. He had had to accept that Rupp claimed to earlier have "unknowingly" or "unconsciously" rotated a mirror, and he will likely have seen that Rupp's work was highly controversial amongst experimentalists, leading to very public criticism in Die Naturwissenschaften. He himself was now also convinced that, in fact, Rupp's results were incomprehensible. So, did Einstein choose to suspend the publication of Rupp's piece, so that an additional round of checks and balances could take place? The answer is no: Rupp's paper was presented by Einstein to the Prussian Academy in a session on 21 October 1926, and it appeared in print in the Academy's proceedings in November of 1926-the articles by Einstein and Rupp came out back to back, and reprints circulated with both papers bound together, with a joint cover page that displayed both titles. Einstein referred in his article to Rupp's claims and he had even written the abstract of Rupp's paper" (Dongen: "Emil Rupp, Albert Einstein and the Canal Ray Experiments on Wave-Particle").The first clear indication that Rupp's work was impossible to recreate came in 1930 in a paper published by Staub - nothing was wrong with Einstein's theory but Rupp's work was simply impossible: "Rupp immediately set out to respond to Straub's publication. On 12 July 1930 he sent a first draft to Einstein, to whom he also announced his intention of redoing his canal ray experiments-Straub was dismissed as a clumsy graduate student with a lousy apparatus. Einstein suggested inviting Straub once Rupp had his experiment up and running again, but cautioned him not to engage the polemic in too sharp a tone". Rupp managed to convince the physics society and continued to publish the new few years. In 1934 various different physicians pointed out that Rupp's work was impossible to recreate, and in 1935 the final blow to Rupp's career came about, when the German Physical Society's decided not to allow any citations of Rupp's work. This seems to have had very severe consequences, as today it is almost impossible to find any quotations - or even mentioning of Rupp in general, let alone his fraud - in any historical studies of either quantum theory or of Einstein.Despite the unquestionable fraud by Rupp, his experiments and collaboration with Einstein might have had a positive influence on the further progression to quantum mechanics. The two present papers became of seminal importance in the discussions between Bohr and Heisenberg, which eventually in 1927 resulted in Heisenberg publishing his landmark thesis on the uncertainty principle. When Max Born received the Nobel Prize in physics he stated that: "An idea of Einstein gave me the lead [From the present paper]. He had tried to make the duality of particles-light quanta or photons-and waves comprehensible by interpreting the square of the optical wave amplitudes as probability density for the occurrence of photons."Boni 160; Weil 153

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        Opera Omnia Medico-Chemico-Chirurgica, tribus voluminibus comprehensa. Editio novissima et emendatissima ad Germanica & Latina exemplaria accuratissime collata.Geneva: Sumptibus Joan. Antonii, & Samuelis De Tournes., 1658. First Tournes edition.

      A fine copy, in contemporary vellum and with the often missing portrait, of "the best and most complete edition of Paracelsus' collected works" (Neville). Dibner, Heralds of Science, no. 124.<br/><br/> "According to Sudhoff, bibliographer of Paracelsus' works, this compendium of the works of Paracelsus, edited by Friedrich Bitiskius, is the most complete of the Latin collected editions. It contains virtually all of Paracelsus' medical and philosophical writings, as well as Tintoretto's beautiful portrait of Paracelsus, which is often missing" (Heirs of Hippocrates no. 215).<br/><br/> "Philippus Aureolus Theophratus Bobastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus, remains one of the most controversial and remarkable personalities of the Renaissance. He has been described as a quack, a magician, and astrologer, and alchemist, as well as a brilliant physician, prophet, and genius. Sir William Osler called him the 'Luther of medicine,' and Fielding Garrison lauded him as 'the most original thinker of the sixteenth century.' He was perhaps all of these ... <br/><br/> "His introduction of a new concept of disease, based on the idea that each disease is due to a specific external cause, [was] to replace the ancient notion of disease as an internal idiosyncratic imbalance of humors. Paracelsus's new idea of disease led him to new modes of therapy, using specific agents (often chemically derived) to battle against specific diseases. His followers founded the school of iatrochemistry, which flourished in Europe over the next century. Paracelsus made ether-like preparations that he used as sedatives and narcotics, and he introduced laudanum (tincture of opium) into the pharmacopeia. He advocated the use of minerals as therapeutic agents, including mercury, lead, copper sulfate, and antinomy. As a clinician, he was the first to describe congenital syphilis. He also gave the first description of cretinism, which he linked with goiter, and this in turn he connected to the mineral content of water. He studied the disease of minders and metallurgists and wrote the first monograph on an occupational disease. Forty years before Johann Weyer, he described the clinical manifestations of epilepsy, mania, and hysteria in a manner that was not improved on until Philippe Pinel and Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol in the nineteenth century. In an age when the mentally ill were viewed as possessed by the devil and burned at the stake, he advocated humane treatment ... <br/><br/> "As a surgeon, he treated wounds successfully using conservative methods, in contrast to the common practice of cauterization with boiling oil. He was the first to agree with the fourteenth-century French surgeon Henri de Mondeville that wounds must be kept clean, and Garrison described him as 'almost the only asepsist between Mondeville and Lister.' <br/><br/> "Paracelsus was a voluminous writer ..., but his controversial views and antagonistic personality alienated publishers, and only a few of his books appeared during his lifetime." (Haskell F. Norman in One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine). <br/><br/> Dibner 124; Heirs of Hippocrates 215; Dorbon 3522 ("Edition de la plus insigne rareté"); Sotheran, Cat. 800 [1926] 11703 ("Rare"); Neville Historical Chemical Library 260; Bolton 718; Osler 528.. 3 vols. in 2, folio (354 x 212 mm), contemporary Dutch vellum, blind-stamped centre-pieces, some smudging to the spines and a few dark spots to the boards (probably blood). Fully complete, pp [36] 828 [40]; [24] 718 [34]; [12] 212 [24]; [4] 18 (the last volume being in two sections), titles in red and black with large vignettes, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut text illustrations, a fine and genuine copy, entirely unrestored

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