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        Television. Very fine copy in very fine dust jacket

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

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        Aufmarsch des Nationalismus. (Der Aufmarsch des...) Herausgegeben (und mit einem Vorwort) von Ernst Jünger.

      XX, 69,1 Seiten, 1 Bl. mit Verlagswerbung. Or.-Halbleineneinband. Kl.8vo. (= Der Vormarsch. Kampfschrift des deutschen Nationalsozialismus. Schriftl. Friedrich Hielscher) Seltene Variante! Erste Ausgabe dieser Schrift, vergl. W/GII/1; Blank, Kat. 44 / Nr. 851; Mühleisen C1, Seite 80 (für Ernst Jünger). Diese Variante ist wohl eine "Neuauflage" der Ausgabe in "Vormarsch-Verlag". Buchblock und Vorrede sowie der Einband identisch mit "C1". Hier nur das Titelblatt mit anderem Ort und Verlag. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        Sveriges fåglar och fågelbon I-VI.

      Med fågelbilder utförda i färgljustryck efter originalmålningar av Fil. D:r Gustaf Swenander. Lund C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag 1926-54. Folio. (10),412 s; (8),420; (8),423; (8),428; (8),467; (8),269,(3 sista blank) s. + 259-261,(1 blank). Register över beskrivna fåglar.) Illustrerad med 144 planscher i färg och 654 i svart/vitt + 4 i svart/vitt. Fem originalhalvskinnband samt Sjätte delen halvskinnband med ej helt uniforma guldstämplar på ryggen. Marmorerade snitt. Ryggar på Första och Andra delen blekta och något fläckade. Tredje och Fjärde delen med några repor på ryggarna. De första åtta onumrerade sidorna, sidorna 232-269,(3) samt Register till beskrivna fåglar sidorna 259-261,(1) löst bifogade i skadad originalmapp 253e-255e häftena. Även fyra planscher löst bifogade Häckningsterräng för årta/Boplats för årta, Häckningsterräng för årta. Dessa två finns även i Femte delen. Dessutom Bo av årta som litograferad och tryckt. Fuktfläck nedre yttre hörn från sidan 417 till slutet i Fjärde delen. Större sista plansch, två sista bladen och eftersättsblad. Femte delen med lagning sidan 467, två korta revor. Namnteckning på försättsblad i Första delen. I planscherregister är planscherna förbockade med blyerts. 35 x 26 cm.. Register till beskrivna fåglar sidorna 259-261,(1) ersattes av ett Tillägg och finns där som sidorna 267-69

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      Famiglia Meneghina In-16 gr., 33 voll., bross. orig. (6 rileg. in tela). Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" di questa celebre raccolta di storia e letteratura milanese, in tiratura limitata. Alcuni titoli, particolarmente importanti per la storia e la cultura di Milano e Lombardia, sono qui pubblicati in prima edizione. Solo qualche bross. con tracce d?uso altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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      1926. Very Good. GRAY, Harold. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, VOLS. 1-9. New York: Cupples & Leon Company (1926-1933). Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the series. All with very good jackets, some with edge chipping and light soil. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD has a small chip to bottom of spine, else the books are in excellent condition, clean and bright. 1. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE 2. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN THE CIRCUS 3. LITTLE ORPHAN AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE 4. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD 5. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE NEVER SAY DIE! 6. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE SHIPWRECKED 7. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE A WILLING HELPER 8. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN COSMIC CITY 9. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND UNCLE DAN The nine books together:

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        Poems 1909-1925.

      London: Faber and Gwyer, 1926.. Second impression. 8vo. (ii), 100 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with printed white spine label, dust jacket, not price clipped, the poet Henry Newbolt's copy with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, a later gift inscription beneath. Some mild wear at the corners of the jacket, very slight weakening to the hinges at a few points, but still holding and an excellent copy overall. An early collection bringing together Eliot's seminal works Prufrock (1917), Poems (1920), The Waste Land (1922) and The Hollow Men (1925). The poet, novelist and historian Henry Newbolt is now very much associated with the previous, more staid, Edwardian generation and the Empire, though both writers contributed poems in Faber's Ariel Poems series published between 1927 and 1931. Cf. Gallup A8a for the first impression, which was published the year before.

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        Zur Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgänge. (On the Quantum Mechanics of Collision). + Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgängee. (Quantum Mechanics of Collision). + Das Adiabatenprincip in der Quantenmechanik. (The Adiabatic Principle in Quantum Physics). In all 3 papers.

      Berlin, Julius Springer, 1926-27. 8vo. Bound in one nice hcalf with gilt borders and gilt lettering to spine. All three papers published in "Zeitschrift für Physik". 1. Title-page for volume 37, pp. 863-67. - 2. Title-page for volume 38, pp.. 803-27. - 3. Title-page for volume 40, pp.167-192. Title-pages with stamp. Clean and fine.. First editions of all three papers, which together constitute Born's main contributions to Quantum Mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1954. In his famous series of papers on wave mechanics Schrödinger stated his equation describing the behavior of the wave function. However, Schrödinger did not himself arrive at a proper physical interpretation of the wave function itself - this is due to Born. Just a few days after Schrödinger's fourth and final paper was published, Born successfully interpreted the wave function as probability amplitude. His relatively brief paper (the first offered here) was originally meant to be published in the weekly magazine "Die Naturwissenschaften" but due to lack of space in this journal it was forwarded to the 'Zeitschrift'. The next paper offered, with the same title, is an elaboration of the first. In the third paper Born used the adiabatic principle to further support his statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics

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        Autograph letter signed, Radclyffe Hall, to a Miss Stitch regarding an invitation from the Writer's Circle to speak on her novel "Adam's Breed"..

      She writes that she is "greatly honoured that the Circle would care to hear me, and will do my best to give some idea as to how I evolved 'Adam's Breed'. I could speak on Monday October 18th at 6.45, if that will do, but I should like you to let me know for how long you would like me to speak.....". 37 Holland Street, Kensington, W.8. 28th June 1926. 1 1/4 sides 8vo on 2 conjoined leaves, on cream paper; remains of an album leaf on the blank reverse of the second side. Very good.

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      SOCIETA' EDITRICE D'ARTE ILLUSTRATA 1926 In 4°; 207 pag.; ill. capilettera, finalini xilografati da F. Gamba, legatura in pelle, rilegatura con copertura in pelle con metallo sbalzato sul recto e verso come da foto, evidentemente realizzata in via eccezionale come dono della municipalità a personaggio politico nel 1951. Edizione a cura di Marino Parenti, tirata in esemplari numerati (la nostra è n. 774 su 1500) ma riteniamo che la copertura sia unica. Ottima edizione su carta pregiata. Pagine un po' ingiallite dal tempo, grandi margini. Dedica della municipalità di Assisi con firma del sindaco a personaggio politico dell'epoca e datato 8 settembre 1951 per il XIII Congresso Eucaristico Nazionale..

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. First State, with the word "stopped" spelled incorrectly as "stoppped" on p.181, line 26. Octavo (20cm); smooth black cloth with gold paper labels on spine and front panel, lettered and ruled in black; dustjacket; 259pp. Gold labels a bit dulled, with some creasing and a few scratches (though still perfectly legible); faint dampstain to front panel, a bit frayed at the spine ends, with minute wear to corner tips and bottom edge. Bookplate of capitalist George H. Bissinger on front pastedown, with a tiny stain to the same, else clean throughout; Very Good+. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped, with shallow chipping, tears and wear along the edges, and a triangular chip on the lower left corner of the rear panel affecting part of the text; spine is toned, with several old cellotape mends to verso of same; a Very Good presentable example. Hemingway's second novel, and one that became synonymous with the "Lost Generation." HANNEMAN A6.a. CONNOLLY 100.

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      1926. 2. THOMPSON,RUTH PLUMLY. CURIOUS CRUISE OF CAPTAIN SANTA. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1926). 4to, cloth, pict. paste-on, 124p. some cover soil and wear, a few margin mends, VG. 1st ed.A Santa-Christmas fantasy, illustrated in 3-colors on every page by J.R. NEILL. The only non-Oz collaboration of these two and a very very scarce book.

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        LE PAPIER. Recherches et notes pour servir à l'histoire du papier, principalement à Troyes et aux environs depuis le quatorzième siècle. Avec préface par Henri Stein. 2 Volumes,

      Paris: A L'Enseigne du Pégase, 1926. . 675 copies, folio, (410x275mm), xiv,266; [iv],(267-)531p. hand-coloured frontispiece and 78 plates (including 5 hand-coloured, 3 maps - 2 with added hand-colour, and 55 plates of watermarks (printed in sepia) or ream wrappers (printed in red) including 15 folding and showing the watermarks in the paper, & many text illustrations. A good copy, uncut in original quarter vellum, blue cloth sides, the later a little discoloured at the edges. Described by John Bidwell as a book that 'with its de luxe format and abundant facsimile documentation, rivals the Dard Hunter productions.' This monumental study of papermaking in the important region around Troyes in France covers technical considerations, social and economic conditions in some 30 paper mills in the area. The second volume is devoted to all known artisans who worked in the mills, plus apprentices and paper merchants and the watermarks of the mills. Of this latter the folding plates show watermarks actually formed in the paper. Beautifully printed by Protat in a re-casting of Deberny types on a special making of Royal Canson et Mongolfier handmade paper. Of particular note is that the folding plates in volume two that reproduce watermarks formed in the sheets from wire designs recreated for this edition.

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        Troilus and Criseyde.

      Edited by Arundell del Re. Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press 1926-1927. 2 Bl., XI (1), 309 (5) S., 3 Bl., OHolzschnitt-Titel, 5 OHolzschnitt-Zwischentitel, 5 ganzs. OHolzschnitte, ca. 280 (60 wiederholte) OHolzschnitt-Bordüren, 4 OHolzschnitt-Schluß-Vignetten, 57 OHolzschnitt-Initialen in Rot und Blau von Eric Gill. Braun-rotes OHNiger-Maroquin m. handumstochenem Kapital a. 5 echten Bünden, RTitel in Gold, farb. Tunk-Papier-Bezug d. Deckel, KGoldschnitt (sign.: Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London). Gr. 4°. Chanticleer 50; Evan Gill 279; The Artist and the Book 119; Franklin 142-144. In 219 num. Expl. (Gesamtauflage 225 Expl.) unter Druckleitung von Robert Gibbings in Caslon O. F.-Type in Schwarz, Rot und Blau auf handgeschöpftem Kelmscott-Bütten auf der Handpresse gedruckt. Pressen-Signet in Schwarz. Das erste bedeutende, buchillustratorische Werk von Eric Gill. »A satisfying book. Owing to the small number of copies printed this copy is rare«. Rücken geringfügig aufgehellt, oberes Kapital kaum merklich berieben. Gutes, frisches, 2-seitig unbeschnittenes Expl.

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        Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem, I-IV. [with:] Über das Verhältnis der Heisenberg-Born-Jordanschen Quantenmechanik zu der meinen.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1926. First edition.

      An exceptional set in original wrappers of Schrödinger's creation of wave mechanics and his announcement of the Schrödinger equation.<br/><br/> "In January 1926, Schrödinger published in Annalen der Physik the paper 'Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem' [tr. Quantization as an Eigenvalue Problem] on wave mechanics and presented what is now known as the Schrödinger equation. In this paper he gave a derivation of the wave equation for time independent systems, and showed that it gave the correct energy eigenvalues for a hydrogen-like atom. This paper has been universally celebrated as one of the most important achievements of the twentieth century, and created a revolution in quantum mechanics and indeed of all physics and chemistry. A second paper was submitted just four weeks later that solved the quantum harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor and the diatomic molecule, and gave a new derivation of the Schrödinger equation. A third paper in May showed the equivalence of his approach to that of Heisenberg and gave the treatment of the Stark effect. A fourth paper in this most remarkable series showed how to treat problems in which the system changes with time, as in scattering problems. These papers were the central achievement of his career and were at once recognized as having great significance by the physics community." (Wikipedia).<br/><br/> Brandt, Harvest of a Century, no. 39.. 8vo (226 x 146 mm), 5 issues of Annalen der Physik. Part I: vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 361-76; II: vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 489-527; III: vol. 80, no. 13, pp. 437-490; IV: vol. 81, no. 18, pp. 109-139; and 'Über das Verhältnis...': vol. 79, no. 8, pp. 734-56. All five issues in original printed wrappers, light chipping to extremeties, spine strips with some very well done paper restoration, Roman numbering I-V in red pencil to each issues, very rare in orginal wrappers

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        Ceylon. The Land of Eternal Charm.

      London: Hutchinson, 1926.. Large thick 8vo. (23 x 16 cm). pp.xxxi + 352. 87 photo plates and 4 plates in colour. Dark navy blue cloth, gilt to spine, slightly sunned to top edge and margin of front cover. Endpapers lightly browned. Warm gift inscription in ink from the author to front free endpaper. To my dear and esteemed friend Yousef Philippe Gelat Bey, in grateful remembrance and with the very kind regards and best compliments of the Author, Ali Fouad Toulba, Cairo, Feb 19, 1927. A near fine copy.

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        The Quantum Theory of the Electron.London: Harrison, 1928. First edition.

      A fine copy in original wrappers of the discovery of the 'Dirac equation'. "The relativistic wave equation of the electron ranks among the highest achievements of twentieth-century science" (Pais, Inward Bound, p. 290).<br/><br/> "Even with... the many successful applications of quantum mechanics to spectroscopy and other areas of physics, the theory was not without problems. There was, for example, the question of the relationship between relativity and quantum mechanics. If quantum mechanics was really a fundamental theory of the microcosmos, it ought to be consistent with the fundamental theory of macroscopic bodies, the (special) theory of relativity. Yet it was obvious from the very beginning that this was not the case. The Schrödinger equation is of the second order in the space derivative and of the first in the time derivative, in contradiction to the theory of relativity. It was not too difficult to construct a relativistic quantum wave equation, such as Schrödinger had already done privately and as Oskar Klein, Walter Gordon, and several other physicists did in 1926-27. Unfortunately, this equation, known as the Klein-Gordon equation, did not result in the correct fine structure of hydrogen and it proved impossible to combine it with the spin theory that Pauli had proposed in 1927. The solution appeared in January 1928, when Dirac published his classical paper on 'The Quantum Theory of the Electron', which included a relativistic wave equation that automatically incorporated the correct spin. Dirac's equation was of the same general form as Schrödinger's equation... and included matrices with four rows and four columns; correspondingly the Dirac wave function had four components. Most remarkably, without introducing the spinning electron in advance, the equation contained the correct spin. In a certain, unhistorical sense, had spin not been discovered empirically, it would have turned up deductively from Dirac's theory. The new theory was quickly accepted when it turned out that the Dirac eigenvalue equation for a hydrogen atom resulted in exactly the same energy equation that Sommerfeld had derived in 1916. Dirac's relativistic wave equation marked the end of the pioneering and heroic phase of quantum mechanics, and also marked the beginning of a new phase" (Kragh, Quantum Generations, p. 167). <br/><br/> While the paper was in press, "Dirac wrote to Max Born in Göttingen, not mentioning his new equation except in a ten-line postscript, where he spelt out the reasoning that had led to it. Born showed these words to his colleagues, who regarded the equation as 'an absolute wonder'. Jordan and Wigner, who were working on the problem that Dirac had solved, were flabbergasted. Jordan, seeing his rival walk off with the prize, sank into depression. <br/><br/> "When the equation appeared in print at the beginning of February, it was a sensation. Though most physicists struggled to understand the equation in all its mathematical complexities. The consensus was that Dirac had done something remarkable, the theorists equivalent of a hole in one. For the first time in his career, he had shown that he was capable of tackling one of the toughest problems of the day and beating his competitors to the solution, hands down. The American theoretician John Van Vleck later likened Dirac's explanation of electron spin to 'a magician's extraction of rabbits from a silk hat'. John Slater, soon to be a colleague of Van Vleck's at Harvard, was even more effusive: 'we can hardly conceive of anyone else having thought of [the equation]. It shows the peculiar power of the sort of intuitive genius which he has possessed more than perhaps any of the other scientists of the period'." (Farmelo, The Strangest Man, pp. 143-4).. Pp 610-624 in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 117, No. 778. The complete issue (February 1) offered here in original wrappers, a very fine copy without any markings or institutional stamps. Rare in wrappers

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        Portrait of Basil Creighton: Pen and ink, pencil and wash portrait of Basil Creighton, with a small piece missing from top edge, 408 x 385 mm. Basil Creighton (c.1886-1989) was a prolific translator of German authors and an author in his own right.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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        Die gewebte Tüllgardine & Die farbige Übergardine

      Kunst Verlag Apell & Co. Cassel: Kunst-Verlag Apell & Co., (1926). Hardcover. vg. 2 volumes. Quarter cloth over illustrated paper-covered boards portfolio with folding flaps. Edges of flaps in cloth. Each portfolio with 12 reproductions of drawings in vibrant colors of various styles of curtains & drapes with decorative wallpaper in background. 17 of 24 tissue guards. All plates mounted on heavy card stock. Die gewebte Tüllgardine (Blatt 1-12) with illustrations of woven draperies, Die farbige Übergardine (Blatt 101-112) shows decorative colored covers for curtains. Each portfolio with booklet listing labor cost, amount of textile used, etc. of curtains depicted. Title-page: "Zusammenstellung des Stoff-Verbrauches, der Zutaten und der Arbeitslöhne. Booklets includes list with inventory numbers and manufacturers of the wallpapers. Stamp of "Hamburgische Gewerbekammer" on front wrapper of booklets. Remnants of publisher's numbered plate on front board of portfolios. Minor scuffing and staining on boards. Some tissue guards creased. Portfolios & booklets in very good, tissue guards in fair, plates in near fine condition. Text in German. Rare work with illustrations in brilliant colors. At time of entry no listings on OCLC or anywhere else online.

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        Thomas Edison SIGNED A Million and One Nights Two Volume Set

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1926. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Film History) (Signed Limited Edition) RAMSAYE, Terry. A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1926. Signed by Author. 2 Volumes. Octavo (9.75 x 6.75), hardcover, blue cloth. Signed by THOMAS EDISON! Also signed by the author, Ramsaye. Number 232 of 327 signed by both. Edison is created for inventing the motion picture camera which paved the way for the motion picture industry. This is a history of that industry up to the time of publication. Tightly bound books. Light corner bumping and toning. Very good condition.

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        Spaetantike und koptische stoffe aus aegyptischen grabfunden. staatlichen museen kaiser-friedrich-museum / aegyptisches museum schliemann-sammlung. berlino 1926

      Ril. in tela con., cm 33,5X25, pp XIII + 159 , 135 tavv ( 38 a col. inc.) con moltissime ill. in b/n..

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        Narody SSSR [The People of the USSR]

      Raduga Leningrad; Moscow: Raduga, [1926]. First edition. Softcover. g. Octavo. Unpaginated. [12]pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Remarkable collection of exquisite lithographs depicting in vibrant color the Soviet Union's various peoples in their traditional costumes. Front cover slightly age-toned along edges. Back cover damp stained at lower corner thus slightly affecting inner margin throughout (not affecting illustrations). Rusted staples. Text in Russian. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good to good+ condition.

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        Color lithograph depicting a huntsman with horse and two hounds, holding up a pheasant

      London: Published by Williams & Norgate Ltd. Printed by H.C. Carling Oct. 3 1926 London: Published by Williams & Norgate Ltd., Printed by H.C. Carling, Oct. 3, 1926. 27 x 16 inches (image size). . Matted, framed, and glazed. Signed in pencil by the artist in the mount. Fine

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        2 autograph letters signed to Mrs. Benjamin Osgood Peirce

      1914-1926. Bridgman, Percy Williams (1881-1961). (1) Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Benjamin Osgood Peirce. N.p., n.d. [ca. January 1914]. 1 page plus integral blank. 175 x 139 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Peirce. Cambridge, Mass., October 3, 1926. 1 sheet, on letterhead of Harvard University's Jefferson Physical Laboratory. 268 x 204 mm. Together 2 items. Tiny marginal tears in 1926 letter, but both letters fine otherwise. From American physicist and philosopher of science Percy W. Bridgman, professor of physics at Harvard and winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize for his discoveries made in the field of high pressure physics, to the widow of American mathematician Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1854-1914). Peirce, author of the influential textbook Elements of the Theory of Newtonian Potential Function (1886), was instrumental in developing the teaching of mathematical physics at Harvard. Bridgman, who obtained his PhD. in physics at Harvard in 1908 and was appointed an instructor in physics by the university in 1910, would have known Peirce both as a student and as a fellow faculty member. Bridgman's first letter to Mrs. Peirce, written shortly after Peirce's death on January 14, 1914, expresses his condolences in almost poetic fashion: "We hope that these flowers may not be too late with their message of our sympathy and love. They are late because we too have been passing through a deep experience, although ours had a happy ending. Our little daughter [Jane Bridgman] was born Thursday morning. It seemed to me through the long hours of waiting that birth must be very close to death itself. I am sure that now I realize a little more than I could before all that this means to you . . ." In his second letter, written twelve years later, Bridgman thanks Mrs. Peirce for sending him Peirce's Mathematical and Physical Papers 1903-1913 (1926), which had recently been published: "This is to thank you and to let you know how highly I shall prize the collection of Professor Peirce's papers which you have just sent me. You would be surprised if you knew how many times I think of Professor Peirce as I go about the Laboratory, or as I prepare my lectures in the courses which were once his; the influence which he had I shall never forget. . . . " In 1926 Bridgman had just been appointed to Harvard's Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, which Peirce had held from 1888 until his death in 1914. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 1/2 pages on letter-size paper (with 1 1/2 inches trimmed from bottom), signed in black ink, "F. B. Long, Jr.", with five-line handwritten postscript, dated 8 October 1929, to "Dear Mr. Derleth" [August Derleth]

      Faint fold creases and minor edge nicks, very good overall. (#116740). Long's first letter to Derleth, written in reply to one from Derleth. As Long mentions here, he had heard about Derleth from H. P. Lovecraft (whom he had known at this point for almost ten years; he would remain one of HPL's best friends) and says here that he had occasionally thought of writing him "but during the past few months I've been too morbidly depressed to enter into an extended correspondence with anyone." Promising to "discuss the tales you mention at length in a few days" -- tales by Long? by Derleth? by others? -- he mentions the demands of other work, including "a series of articles that I very unwisely agreed to undertake for a vile subway magazine on a commission basis." In his postscript he agrees to send Derleth a copy of his book, THE MAN FROM GENOA, a 31-page collection of poems published in 1926 by Paul Cook in Athol, Mass. (famous also as the publisher, or at least printer, of Lovecraft's THE SHUNNED HOUSE). "I would gladly give you a copy, but I still owe the publisher a substantial commission on all sales. It retails for a 1.25 -- but you may merely send me a dollar." "The writing style is both formless and inflated, very much the work of a young man still looking for his own voice and under the influence of Lovecraft, who, at this point, tended towards a stilted tone in his letters. Nevertheless, an interesting document by one of the more important spokes in the Lovecraft circle. If HPL was its center, then Derleth, in his later capacity as publisher at Arkham House, formed its circumference." - Robert Eldridge.

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        The Torrents of Spring

      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, top edge a bit dusty, corners just lightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in publisher&#39;s black cloth lettered in red. Nice copy.

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

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        TITANS. Signed

      London: MacMillan, 1926 First Edition of E. J. Pratt&#39;s two powerful epic poems, collecting the widely read and acclaimed, The Cachalot, Signed by the Canadian poet on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in black cloth, orange paper labels printed in black to the front board and spine in a bright, fresh minimally restored illustrated dustwrapper, price intact. Small 8vo. 68 pp. Rare in dustwrapper.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Le Radjah de Mazulipatam

      Mornay Paris: Mornay. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 468 numbered copies on Holland van Gelder (out of a total edition of 500 copies), with 14 full-page color pochoir plates and 54 color pochoir vignettes by Brunelleschi. One of the most highly regarded books illustrated by Brunelleschi. (Paris): Mornay, 1926. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers; glassine. A beautiful, fine copy. $1900.

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      London: E. Archer, 1926 Very Scarce Presentation Copy by O&#39;Flaherty to J. R. Well, dated 1927. First Edition. 4to. One of 100 Privately Printed Copies. 8vo - Pink and beige marbled wrappers very slightly darkened at top edges. One small chip neatly restored. A lovely example of O&#39;Flaherty&#39;s engrossing short story.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        TELEGRAFO E TELEFONO DELL'ANIMA. Con norme e regolamento di F.T. Marinetti.

      In-16 gr., bross. (tracce d?uso), pp. 158,(2). Raccolta di poesie futuriste. Edizione originale. Cfr. Salaris pag. 39. Alone di max. 5 mm. al marg. sup., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Sea Whispers (First UK Edition)

      Hodder and Stoughton London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good or better example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has tiny chips at the corners and is frayed at the spine ends, with some clear archival reinforcement at the verso. Still presents quite well. A classic British seafaring novel, basis for the 1955 British film noir, "Footsteps in the Fog," starring Stewart Ganger and Jean Simmons. The only jacketed copy we have ever encountered.

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      Norrköping 1926, album om ca 35 29x38cm-blad med unika originalfotografier, personporträtt, exteriör- och interiörbilder från Tuppens båda fabriker samt talrika stadsvyer från tiden. Bifogad hyllningsadress från Tuppens förmanskår, Daniel Engelkes hälsning till tjänstemännen vid Tuppen i anledning av hans 50-åriga ledarskap 1928, samt en handskriven tackbiljett från Tuppens samtliga gäster vid Bomullens dag 15. aug 1938 till Disponent Hansson; ytligt nött i ryggen, smärre skinndefekter vid ryggändar och pärmkanter.. Bunden på Isbergs Bokbinderi, Norrköping 1926

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        LUDWIG HOHLWEIN. Compiled and Edited by Prof. H. K. Frenzel with an Introduction by Dr. Walter F. Schubert. Translated by Herman George Scheffauer

      Berlin Phonix Verlag Berlin Phönix Verlag, 1926. Lg. 4to. (11 7/8 x 9 inches), publisher's turquoise cloth with gilt titling, spine a little sunned, but a very good copy of a book that, because of its size and weight, is invariably disbound, or altogether rebound. First edition of this bi-lingual edition devoted to the art of this innovative genius who "masters the language of the poster like no other, and whose designs for book jackets, "&#133;are all derived from the same rich soil that nourishes the garden of his posters." If the prose that introduces the artist is a bit over the top, the more than 220 plates (in color and in sepia tone), some with multiple images to the page, absolutely convinces the reader of just how good a graphic artist Hohlwein was. From tobacco to travel, from automobiles to accessories, his posters, calendars, cigarette packs and sheet music are as fresh today as they were when they first made their appearance. An important work about an important artist, difficult to find in original condition. AN ATYPICALLY NICE COPY

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        FEMINA - 1926 - revue de mode - fondateur PIERRE LAFITTE - Annata completa e rilegata unico volume (12 fascicoli gennaio-dicembre), Paris, Editions Pierre Lafitte, 1926

      25 x 33, unico volume rilegato mz. tela rossa. Testi in francese. Leggere rifilature. In tutti i fascicoli ci sono numerose e belle pagine di pubblicità anche a colori, e la quantità è indicata con numeri romani. Ricchissima documentazione, foto, illustrazioni di abiti, modelli,cappelli.ecc JANVIER - pp 40 + XXXVIII. Cop. di A.E.MARTHY. Le dernier mot de la vie elegante. FEVRIER - pp. 40 + XLII.. Cop. di LEGRANGE. Prévision d'élègance pour le printemps. Nos fètes de NICE. Tout la mode pour un mariage. MARS - pp. 40 + XL Cop. di MARGUE. Les premiere robes des collecrions de printemps. AVRIL - pp. 44 + LXXI. Cop., di LEGRANGE. MODES DE PRINTEMPS. MAI - pp.40 + LXVI. Cop. di GEORGE BARBIER. Modes des sports (Copu Femiina de Golf). Modes d'ètè. JUIN - pp. 40 + LXVI. Cop, di MARGUE. Models pour Voyage, Plage, Campagne. FEMINA a BRUXELLES. JUILLET - pp. 40 + XLVI. Cop. di E.A. MARTHY. Ce que vous porterez en vacances en Juillet et en Aout. AOUT - pp. 40 + XXXVIII. Cop. di TINOVIRNO. "Donna in barca a vela" SEPTEMBRE - pp.36 + XXXVIII. Première précision sul la mode d'AUTOMNE. OCTOBRE - pp. 44 + LXXXVII. Cop. di MAX FOURRURES. Mode d'Hiver. Grand councours des 50 renards. NOVEMBRE - pp.. 40 + LIV. Cop, di GEORGE BARBIER. les nouveaux détails de l'élègance. DECEMBRE - NOEL - pp. 44 + XCVII. Numero elegantissimo consacrato a LA MODE DE GRAND LUXE. l'annata viene offerta a

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        Winnie-the-Pooh. First edition

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor wear to spine ends. Slight spine lean. Details of previous owner on fep. 1926. First Edition. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. xi; 158pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") .

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Yes. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Original bottle-green cloth, gilt spine titles, gilt border on the upper board with a vignette of Christopher Robin and Pooh; top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Trance of edgewear, minor ghosting to the endpapers, else near fine. The dustwrapper has been reinforced from within at the folds, is nicked at spine tips, is lightly soiled, and has a scrape on the reverse affecting the image, else good. It is the first state jacket with &#39;117th thousand&#39; on the rear flap and the 7/6 price on the spine.

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        L'Envers du Music-Hall. Gravures de J.-E. Laboureur. (Paris, 1926).

      Small 4to. Bound uncut with orig. wrappers in a fine green hmorocco, 5 raised bands, spine with 6 compartments, each richly gilt. Top edge gilt. Back slightly faded. No 225 of 350 copies "sur vergé de Rives", a total of 420. With 33 fine original engravings by Laboureur.. The first volume of "Grande Collection"

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        Erbario Herbarium

      Cartella in 4° Legatura in mezza tela. Titolo in oro al piatto anteriore. Rarissimo erbario proveniente dalla Marche e specificatamente dalla zona di Jesi composto da 82 cartoncini protetti da velina, ognuno dei quali ha applicata una pianta. In questo rarissimo unicum vengono catalogate alcune qualità di graminacee, leguminose ad altre famiglie di piante spontanee Marchigiane. Datato 1926.

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

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        The Etchings of Frank Brangwyn, R.A. A Catalogue Raisonne by W. Gaunt

      The Studio London: The Studio, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. full vellum, black leather spine label lettered in gilt. Fine in slipcase moderately worn./No Dust Jacket. Brangwyn, Frank. 235 pages. 29 1/2 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 95 of 125 with an etching signed by Brangwyn, "A Londoner (Type Cockney)" with lettered tissue guard. 331 black and white illustrations. Catalogue of Etchings. A List of Plates in Chronological Order with Corresponding Numbers in the Fine Art Society's' and Newbolt's Catalogues Respectively. List of Public Galleries and Museums. Index. Bibliography. Important reference work -- clean, very fresh copy, beveled edges, gilt front cover lettering bright. FREITAG 1022.

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        The Terrible People

      Doubleday Page & Company Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company. 1926. First. First American edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a short tear, and the spine white and unsoiled. Criminal mastermind seemingly returns from the grave to take vengeance on those who stood in his way. Basis for a 1928 film, now lost, as well as a German 1960 remake, part of the Rialto series. Scarce in this condition. .

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        Tess of the D&#39;Urbervilles A Pure Woman

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926. 1/4 vellum Limited Edition Near Fine A Near Fine Signed Limited Edition copy. One of 325 copied printed on large paper in 1926 and signed by Thomas Hardy. With forty-one wood engravings by Vivien Gribble. Large Octavo (8 x 11 1/2 inches). Marbled boards with gilt lettered vellum spine. Light soiling to spine, corners lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy of the beloved Hardy classic. Printed on fine Original Turkey Mill Kent watermarked decked sheets. Pp. v-xiii, 1-507 [508]. Includes Hardy&#39;s Explanatory Notes to the First Edition (dated 1891) and Preface to the Fifth and Later Editions, (dated 1892, 1895, and 1912). Also includes folded Map of Wessex of the Novels and the Poems by Emery Walker, printed in red and black (31.15 x 27.68 cm). Catalog Artemis

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        LES POESIES DE MELEAGRE. Illustré de quinze eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par E. Chimot.

      In-4 p., bella legatura in mz. marocchino rosso a grandi angoli, filetti dorati ai piatti, dorso a cordoni e tit. oro, conserv. cop. orig., pp. (6),171,(3); ogni pag. del testo in sottile cornice rossa con grandi iniz. pure in rosso; ornato da deliziosi finali in rosso e nero che raffigurano antichi vasi greci. Il vol. è illustrato da 15 pregevoli acqueforti originali di Chimot in 3 stati (état en noir avec remarques, état de décomposition, épreuve définitive en couleurs), di carattere galante. Magnifica edizione in tirat. complessiva di 230 esempl. numer. Il ns., n. 35, fa parte della tirat. di 50 "sur papier Japon impérial", con le illustrazioni in 3 stati (2 tavv. nel ns. esempl. sono in 4 stati), arricchito da un disegno a colori originale, firmato da Chimot. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 254: "Belle édition très cotée, surtout en grand papier" - Benezit,III, p. 593 che cita l'illustraz. di quest'opera. Bellissimo esemplare.

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        Lettres Espagnoles by Jacques De Lacretelle

      Societe D'Edition Le Livre Paris: Societe D'Edition "Le Livre, 1926. First edition. Paperback. Orig. lettered tan wrappers. Near fine in chipped original glassine overwrapper lacking small portions at head and foot of backstrip./No Dust Jacket. 181 pages. 24 1/2 x 16 cm. Eleven black and white etchings by Laurencin. Limited edition, copy 107 of 275. Partly unopened. Though she participated in the feverish discussions which gave rise to Cubism, she was the mistress of Apollinaire, who anointed her Cubist amongst others, her art never truly wore that mantle. Some early painting perhaps, but she chose figurative representation in the thirty works she decorated and illustrated in her mature period. Clean, fresh and bright copy; slight fade to backstrip.

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        Le Journal d'une Femme de Chambre by Octave Mirbeau [The Journal of a Chambermaid]

      Javal et Bourdeaux Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1926. Full red morocco. Teg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 310 pages. 33 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 111 of 180 plus (15 copies reserved for La Societe Des Medecins Bibliophiles) printed on velin des papeteries d'arches, illustrated with a host of etchings in three states by Lobel-Riche. Printed in red and black in Della Robbia type, original wrappers bound-in, latter front cover darkened. Originally published 1900 during the Dreyfus Affair. Mirbeau, an anarchist had wide public as well as literary and artistic avant-garde appeal both as a journalist and novelist. As an art critic he espoused the work of Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Renoir and Bonnard, and was an early advocate of Van Gogh. This novel like Dreiser's, SISTER CARRIE published the same year was also considered decadent; it defied the hypocritical rules of convention, Celestine the main character in this novel is assigned a succession of degrading roles by a society the author despised. Bound by David, raised bands, gilt spine lettering, inner dentelles in art deco style, marbled endpapers. A very fresh and bright copy.

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        Shires and Provinces

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1926.. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards. First Signed Limited Edition. Gold Embossed Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. 14 ¼ x 10½ Inches Signed by Author and Artist Hardcover Splendid book with 16 full page colour illustrations by Lionel Edwards. This is the signed edition, limited to 100 copies, this is number 67 signed in pencil by Lionel Edwards and Sabretache. The boards are Gold decorated cream vellum with just very light yellowing and tiny marks. Inner pages are lightly browned to extreme edges, plates have tissue guards which have a few light foxing spots, these guards have protected the illustrated plates and there is no foxing to these. Pages are untrimmed on two sides and gold on top edge, this is a little dulled but still bright and attractive. VERY HEAVY BOOK 4.5 Kg with secure packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A really nice copy of a scarce collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        A NATURAL HISTORY Of The DUCKS. Volumes I - IV

      Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge Boston / New York:: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge,. 1922 / 1923 / 1925 / 1926.. 12-1/2" x 9-1/2". 1st Edition, all volumes. 4 volumes (x, [2], 264; xii, 409, [3 (blank)]; ix, [3], 383, [3 (blank)]; ix, [3], 489, [1 (blank)] pp., including Bibliography & Index). Untrimmed.. Grey paper boards with tan cloth spine. On- lay to spine with black title lettering.. Ex-library, though not significantly so, with the exterior just. showing a small label to spine base. Some edgewear & some light. smudging to boards. Light age-toning to boards. Withal, a square &. tight VG+ set.. These volumes describe & depict the various types of ducks throughout the world.... what they look like, their habits, and the geographical area in which they are likely to be found. . Profusely illustrated with 102 color and b/w inserted plates. 118 images of maps. The occasional 1 line, 3 word library stamp.

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