The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1926

        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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Booksatpbfa     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Simon Lawrence ]
 3.   Check availability:     Booksatpbfa     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 4.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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..

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
 6.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 7.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      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 '117th thousand' on the rear flap and the 7/6 price on the spine.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
 8.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 9.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's ]
 10.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 11.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 13.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 14.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
 15.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 17.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
 18.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariatet i Norrköping]
 19.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: The Book Block ]
 20.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
 21.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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") .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 22.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
 23.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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"

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
 24.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
 25.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 26.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
 27.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 28.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 30.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
 31.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
 32.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Books Bought and Sold]
 33.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA ]
 34.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        LE MALHEUREUX PETIT VOYAGE. Agrémenté de Quinze illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi.

      In-8 p., mz. marocch. con ang. coevo (lievi abras.), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su due tasselli, taglio sup. dorato, pp. 207,(3), con le bellissime illustrazioni di Brunelleschi colorate "au pochoir": sono 15 grandi vignette e 11 finalini nel t., oltre ad alc. testate e finali in b.n. alle Note. Prima edizione illustrata da Umberto Brunelleschi, della "deliziosa opera di Gabriel Soulages. "Le Malherureux petit voyage" può essere considerato il capostipite del filone erotico, prediletto poi dall'artista nel quarto decennio". Cosi' Ercoli "Brunelleschi", p. 63. Cfr. anche Fanelli/Godoli,I, p. 75-76 - Benezit,II, p. 893. Bella ediz. di 500 esempl. numer. Il ns., 196, fa parte della tiratura di 435 "sur vélin d'Arches" (num. 40 a 474). Esempl. con barbe, molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 35.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi: Being the 26th and 27th Chapters of Saint Matthew&#39;s Gospel from the Latin Text

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

      [Bookseller: double B books]
 36.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
 37.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        The Yankee Whaler

      Bos. & NY., 1926. 4to. (xvi,) 379 pp. Color and b/w plates, ills. This is #52 of 156 copies, numbered and signed, and with an original pen and ink sketch by Ashley. Profusely illustrated, partially in color. “Probably the best pictorial record of American whaling which can be published.” - Hohman. Ashley went on a whaling voyage himself, aboard the Sunbeam, of New Bedford, and this volume includes an account of the voyage. Ashley was a friend of N. C. Wyeth, and a member of Howard Pyle’s Brandywine school. Forster 160. Scarce in this edition, and a very nice copy. Bound in original quarter calf, blue boards, pictorial endpapers. Just a touch of sunning to spine ends, else a fine, bright copy in all respects, in worn illustrated slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
 38.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Economic History, A Supplement to the Economic Journal, the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Economic Society,

      rare complete run of all 15 issues bound in four volumes, 613; 648; 179, 505; 418pp small folio, modern but not recent quarter glazed cloth with paper boards, with 11printed original front wrappers bound in (some of these with early library stamps on verso, but no stamps on the text or bindings), London, Macmillan, January 1926 - February 1940. Important pioneer in the field of economic history with major contributions from leading scholars - including Keynes's own piece "Adam Smith as Student and Professor" (in issue no. 13, vol IV, p. 33ff)). Each issue appeared in January or February per year of publication and consequently complete runs preserved together are extremely rare.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
 39.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        The Torrents of Spring

      NY: Scribner. 1926. His first novel, printed in an edition of only 1250 copies. Hemingway began the book while under contract to Boni & Liveright, who had published his first book, the collection of stories In Our Time. Hemingway was dismayed by the lack of commercial success that book had had, blaming it on the publisher&#39;s poor promotion and also on the use of blurbs by more famous writers -- most especially Sherwood Anderson, who was then the dean of American letters and Boni & Liveright&#39;s bestselling author. Hemingway felt the blurbs were off-putting and hurt, rather than helped, his book. One might also surmise that he chafed under the somewhat condescending implication of the more famous and highly regarded Anderson giving a glowing blurb to the younger, up-and-coming writer. Hemingway was working on The Sun Also Rises at the time and had completed the first draft, but he did not want to take the risk of having it presented so poorly to the world and having it get lost in the shuffle as his first book had. Although he was under contract to Boni & Liveright for two more books, Hemingway contrived a plan to free himself from the obligation: his contract stated that if Boni rejected one of his books, he would be free to terminate the contract and take his writing elsewhere. As such, he conceived of a short, comic novel which would lampoon Sherwood Anderson&#39;s most recent book, Dark Laughter, and which would be unpublishable by Boni, thus freeing Hemingway to go elsewhere. Hemingway wrote The Torrents of Spring in a few short weeks in November, 1925 and submitted it to Boni & Liveright where it was promptly, as he had expected, rejected. It was then that Hemingway moved to Scribner&#39;s, beginning his long association with the legendary editor Maxwell Perkins. Although The Torrents of Spring begins as a burlesque of Dark Laughter, it succeeds ultimately as a satire of the American cult of maleness, a subject to which Hemingway was no stranger and which would course through his writings for his entire career. F. Scott Fitzgerald later called The Torrents of Spring "the best comic [novel] ever written by an American." Mild foxing to lower edge of text block, and even milder bowing to boards; very near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with one spot to the spine, professionally strengthened on verso at the edges and folds. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Portrait of Charles Baudelaire

      Paris 1926 [Paris, 1926]. (BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES) No. 2 of 35 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil; with his stamp lower left. 8.3 x 6.5 in. (21.2 x 16.5 cm.). Lithograph. Slight spotting to lower margin. Framed and glazed. Rauch 149; Chapon & I. Rouault II, nos. 310-315 and p. 264 . Superb image of the brooding genius so greatly admired by Rouault, who included it in the second edition of his collection, SOUVENIRS INTIMES (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), with portraits of Suares, his mentor Gustave Moreau (2), Leon Bloy, and J.K. Huysmans

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 41.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      1926. hardcover. Joyce, James. ULYSSES. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. Original blue wrappers lettered in white. <p>"8th Printing [type entirely re-set]," so identified on the leaf following the title leaf -- of James Joyce&#39;s masterpiece, which has often been cited as the ultimate literary achievement of the 20th Century. Banned in the U.K. and in the U.S., ULYSSES was printed (in English) by Shakespeare and Company, the independent bookstore in Paris which had been established in 1919 by the American expatriate Sylvia Beach -- and which became the gathering-place for such literary luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein -- and James Joyce.</p> <p>As is also noted on this volume&#39;s bibliograhic history leaf, the first printing was published by Shakespeare in 1922, followed over the next twelve months by a second and third (for The Egoist Press) which were largely met and seized by customs and postal authorities of the U.K. and the U.S. During 1924 and 1925 Shakespeare ran off fourth through seventh printings, still using the original plates but with corrections made for the errata that had accompanied the second and third; the seventh also included additional corrections listed on four pages at the end. Finally, for this the eighth printing, the type was entirely re-set (incorporating all of the corrections earlier listed separately) -- making this, technically, the second Shakespeare edition (the first through seventh being printings of the first edition). The eighth printing plates were then used through the eleventh (final) Shakespeare printing. (The actual first edition to be printed in America was a 1929 piracy copied from a Shakespeare printing, not authorized by Joyce; many copies were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice that October.)</p> <p>This copy, still in the original blue wrappers, is in very good condition. The wrappers have some wear at the extremities (notable mainly at the top of the spine and along the rear joint). For a 735-page book bound in such delicate wrappers, this is highly-collectible condition. One could argue that, after the first three printings, this eighth one would be the next most desirable, since it constitutes the very first complete re-setting of type; with a 1922 first printing copy in this condition commanding $60,000 or more, the eighth printing (in the same binding style) provides a more reasonably-priced alternative. See Slocum 17. </p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:12002)

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1926 . Underwood, Leon. ANIMALIA; OR FIBS ABOUT BEASTS. NY: Payson & Clarke, c1926. unpaginated. illus. wood engravings by the author. illus. epages. 4to. Pictorial black cloth, lettered in green. Fine bright copy with only slight rubbing on tips, crown and tail of spine $600.00

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Is 5

      New York: Boni & Liveright,, 1926. Octavo. Original black boards dotted with gold, black cloth backstrip, titles to spine gilt, all edges untrimmed. In the publisher&#39;s matching slipcase. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 77 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Additionally inscribed by Cummings on the title page, "For Martin Jay, E. E. Cummings". Martin Jay was one of the pseudonyms of Ronald Latimer, an editor and publisher of modernist poetry under the Alcestis Press imprint in New York during the 1930s. Latimer ha himself inscribed "1934 The Alcestis Library" on the limitation leaf. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Paris: Marcel Seheur, (1926). Fine, uncut and unopened in original glassine. First edition. No. 295 of 500 copies. Quarto. Unpaged. Title-page and 37 fine color lithographs by Lucien Boucher. Bound in original color-printed stiff wraps

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        (Dresden 1897 - 1977 Berlin). Bildnis Max Liebermann. Holzschnitt v. 1926. 49,7 x 39,9 cm. Blattgr. 63,6 x 48,8 cm. Signiert.

      Söhn 366 b.- Auflage von 1957. Gesamtauflage ca. 70 Exemplare. Zur Entstehungszeit wurden 40 Exemplare, 1957 noch ca. 30 Exemplare gedruckt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
 46.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        (Nolde/Tondern 1867 - 1956 Seebüll). Subskriptions-Prospekt für den zweiten Band von 'Emil Nolde. Das graphische Werk' (hrsg. v. G. Schiefler). Berlin, Euphorion, 1926. (4 S.). Mit 3 Original-Holzschnitten von Emil Nolde . 25 x 19,3 cm.

      Schiefler/Mosel/Urban 188 III, 180 II und 63 II.- Exemplar außerhalb der Auflage von 70 nummerierten Exemplaren. Laut Vorbesitzer war dieser seltene Werbe-Prospekt ein persönliches Geschenk von Noldes Ehefrau Jolanthe .- Abgedruckt sind: 1. Mann und junges Mädchen, 1925. 16 x 11 cm. 2. Gehöft mit Regenwolke, 1924. 5 x 11 cm. 3. Tänzer und Flötenspieler, 1910. 5,5 x 10,5 cm.- Im Außenrand sehr schwache kleine Braunfleckchen. Stempel: 'Zu beziehen durch: Neue Kunst Fides / Dresden-A., Struvestr. 6' auf dritter Textseite im weißen Fußsteg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
 47.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.