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        The Satyricon of T. Petronius Arbiter. Burnaby's translation, 1694; with an introduction by C. K. Scott Moncrieff ; ornamented by Martin Travers.

      Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. [c.1926]. 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine (gilt however very dulled). With ornaments by Martin Travers. Slight rubbing to extremities otherwise a very good copy (without dust wrapper). Abbey Classics Series (No. 18). From the library of Christopher Isherwood with his ownership signature dated Oxford Dec 1926. The parallels between Isherwood and Petronius are compelling. The protagonist of A Single Man, Isherwood's day-in-the-life of a late-middle-aged college professor grieving the loss of his longtime lover, has been described as "the first forthright, non-neurotic, unapologetic gay character the literary world had seen since Petronius". Isherwood's earlier documentation of the Weimar Republic in his Berlin Stories mirrors the moral decline of Nero's Rome portrayed in the Satyricon.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Coupures, tragedie en neuf tableaux; suivi de Lauma Lamer, Piece en un acte [Cuts, a Tragedy in Nine Scenes]

      Paris: Editions Perou, 1926. Very Good. First edition. Text in French. Printed wrappers. Unopened. Owner name on the front fly, a large but mostly faint dampstain towards the end of the text, offsetting on the front wrap, a very good copy. Scarce Dadaist play by an author who reportedly disappeared at age 30, possibly a suicide, and who may have even been a completely fictitious person put forward by the Dadaists. OCLC locates only three copies in the U.S.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [RODCHENKO'S DESIGN FOR MAYAKOVSKY'S TRAVEL NOTES ABOUT AMERICA] Moe otkrytie Ameriki [i.e. My Discovery of America]

      Moscow: GIZ, 1926. 142, [2] pp.: ill. 18x10 cm. Original wrappers designed by Alexander Rodchenko. Very good. Minor loss of the spine from the edges. First edition. One of 3000 copies. Scarce! One of the rarer Mayakovsky/Rodchenko books. The book contains the notes from poet's trip to America and Mexico in 1925 that tend to show the countries from tougher side. The pictures from the trips are included in the edition as well. The wrapper designed by long-time Mayakovsky's collaborator Rodchenko can be called the classic of constructivist design. Mayakovsky disliked America long before he saw it. The lines summarizing the trip - «I would close America, lightly cleaned it, and then opened it again - for the second time» - he wrote on the way to America aboard the steamer. But in New York Mayakovsky came to life. The meeting with David Burliuk was very emotional. He liked the city very much, and he fell in love with lonely walks in Manhattan. Finally, he found a new love, Ellie Jones, who was from Volga Germans and gave birth to their daughter. Hellyer 325; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 656.

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        MUTAFOV, Chavdar. Diletant. Dekorativen roman [Dilettante or the garden with mannequins. Decorative novel]. Cover by Dechko Uzunov. Sofia: Strelets 1926.

      MUTAFOV, Chavdar. Diletant. Dekorativen roman [Dilettante or the garden with mannequins. Decorative novel]. Cover by Dechko Uzunov. Sofia: Strelets 1926. 12mo (12 x 16,5 cm). 203 [1] p. Original publisher's wrapper with dark-brown and salmon-coloured cover illustration and title. First edition of this polemic novel, the inspiration for which Mutafov found in Carl Einstein's early expressionist novel »Bebuquin or the dilettantes of wonder« which he had read in Franz Pfemfert's magazine «Aktion« in 1912. »Dilettante« appeared in the publishing house of the literary circle »Strelets« which was led by Mutafov and also published an short lifted avant-garde magazine with the same name. Again painter and co-founder of the Bulgarian modernist »Native Art Society« Dechko Uzunov proved to be a master of 1920s progessive cover design: his water-coloured pen drawing showing the protagonist is sparingly constructed and surrounded by reduced typography, but has nevertheless strongly expressive lines. The red point is a visual quote of Lissitzky's red circle and the cover design for the programmatic poem »September« (1924), written by Geo Milev, the Bulgarian avant-garde movement's leader and publisher of the magazine »Plamak« (1924-25), to which Uzunov also contributed. Cover very slightly worn, paper minimally time-stained, otherwise bright copy of this hard to find item. Outside Bulgaria only two copes worldwide is traceable according to OCLC and KVK, at SBB-PK and Biblioteca Salesiana in Pisa (Italy). Jacono 34 and 26, 29 as well as 38 for other covers by Uzunov; Fileva/Genova, Uzunov 2003, p. 154 (Unzunov's similar cover for Svetoslav Minkov's grotesque novel »Chasovnik« (»The Watch«, 1924).

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

      London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd,, 1926. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in red, double rule frame to front cover in red. Spine gently rolled and lightly faded, rubbing to extremities, wear to very tips, a couple of faint marks to edges of text block, light mottling to rear cover; an uncommonly bright copy. First edition, first impression, of Christie's first book published by Collins. It is Christie's third novel to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective.

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        Contribution À L'étude Des Paraplégies Pottiques Essai Sur L'évolution Et Le Pronostic, Basé Sur 40 Observations Personnelles Préface Du Docteur André-Thomas

      Paris, Masson 1926 - Grand in-8° broché en parfait état. Nombreuses planches hors-texte et figures in-texte. Précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet. L auteur est la fille de J Déjerine et d Augusta Klumpke-Déjerine, deux des plus grands neurologues du début du XX° siècle. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The World of William Clissold: A Novel at a New Angle

      London: Ernest Benn, 1926, 1926. First edition, limited edition, one of 198 copies, signed by Wells. NCBEL IV, 420. A fine set in the publisher's slipcases.. 3 vols, 8vo, white quarter vellum spines, green cloth boards, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Unopened. The longest novel by a novelist who wrote quite a few, with a theme, narrated mostly in the first person, of philosophical introspection that diverges from Wells' previous works. This "edition deluxe" by Ernest Benn is handsomely produced.

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        Teddy Bear and other songs from When We Were Very Young. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E. H. Shepard.

      London: Metheun & Co., & Ascherber, Hopwood & Crew, 1926 - Quarto. Original tan cloth-backed brown boards, printed paper label to front board. With the pale green pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy in the jacket, with a little soiling to panels, minor chips to spine and extremities. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, again featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for 14 verses, including "The Alchemist," "The Four Friends," "At the Zoo," "If I were King", and the title poem. Haring-Smith C69. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - MILNE,A.A. WINNIE THE POOH. London: Methuen (1926). 4to, FULL VELLUM BINDING, very light soil else fine. 1st edition. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM AND SIGNED BY MILNE AND SHEPARD. Rare in this extremely limited version. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Television: Seeing by Wire or Wireless.

      Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, LTD. 1926 - First edition, first printing of the first book in English on television. Heavy stock wraps printed in black, Very Good in Very Good original dust jacket. Light toning and light foxing to spine and verso of front cover. Front hinge a little over opened with stitching at first signature lightly slackened. Small marginal tear at the bottom of three leaves. The dust jacket is lightly edge worn, rubbed and lightly soiled; short closed tear at top of rear spine joint; the spine panel is darkened and chipped along the folds, with the title hand-written in faded ink. Erased pencil price at top of front dust jacket panel and title page. Frontis and all plates present. A lovely copy in the scarce dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Fête arabe -

      Lapina 1926 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 185 pp. Reliure bradel demi-maroquin vert à bandes serties d'un filet doré. Dos lisse orné en long d'un treillis parsemé de points dorés. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très frais. Excellent état. Première édition illustrée, contenant 44 compositions originales de Suréda gravées sur bois par Aubert, dont 36 en couleurs.TIRAGE LIMITE à 400 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 50 exemplaires sur papier Japon Impérial, second papier après 15 sur Vieux Japon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Illustrated & decorated by Frank Branwyn, R.A. Pp. [140], 15 coloured plates hand-tipped onto brown art paper, pictorial title page and large decorative borders to all quatrains printed in dull gilt/brown, vocabulary; narrow demy 4to; t.e.g., others uncut; full vellum, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, the boards lightly soiled and slightly sprung; ribbon marker; inked gift inscription (dated 1926), on upper free endpaper, a couple of leaves faintly creased a little light foxing, offsetting, and occasional faint soiling; T. N. Foulis, London, 1919. Edition limited to 350 copies printed on hand-made paper; this presumably a deluxe issue, being numbered and signed by the publisher, and in a more elaborate binding, with a larger version of the gilt lettering and decoration on the spine than another [parchment paper, not vellum] copy we have handled. (Books published by Thomas Noble Foulis often appeared in several variants of bindings and formats). The illustrations are reproduced from oil paintings by Brangwyn. Foulis also published a Brangwyn edition of the \i Rubaiyat with fewer illustrations in 1911. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Sand and Foam

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, with fading to cloth on spine and edges; light wear at corners and spine ends, a small abrasion to the top edge and small scuff to the top of the spine, light indentations to rear cover. Previous owner name to front free end paper, pages toned and with a single, shallow worm hole to the fore edge. A nice copy, lacking the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Essays. First Series [and: Second Series. 2 vols.] 2 Bände.

      London &c: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1926 I: Frontispiz, [6], 277, [1 weiße] Seiten. - II: Frontispiz, [6], 228, [1], [1 weiße] Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit mit Goldprägung und breiten Lederecken, Octavo, 175 x 120 mm (Geschenkwidmung auf Vortitel des ersten Bandes, sonst neuwertig, sehr dekorative Einbände.) Handgefertigte Halblederbände der Zeit mit breiten Rücken und Ecken aus violett-blauem Oasenziegenleder, fünf erhabenen Bünden auf den Rücken, auf den Feldern goldgeprägte Rahmen, auf zweitem und drittem Feld jeweils Titel und Bandzahl, die anderen mit einem weiteren Rahmen vergoldet. Auf den Deckeln hellblaues Leinen, Vorsätze aus hellem Marmorpapier, handgestochene Kapitale aus weißer und blauer Seide, Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten kaum beschnitten. Signiert auf den vorderen fliegenden Vorsätzen verso unten: \"Bayntun. Binder. Bath. Eng.\" und oben: \"Brentano. New York\". Wohlgedruckte Ausgabe. Die Erstausgaben der Essays erschienen 1841 und 1844. Emerson (1803-1882) war vom Neuplatonismus, der indischen Philosophie und dem deutschen Idealismus beeinflußt. - Two volumes. Dark blue morocco-backed boards, five raised bands, spine gilt, upper edge gilt. Bound by Bayntun, Bath for Brentano bookstore, New York. Two attractive bindings. \"Robert Riviere founded his bindery in Bath in 1829, and George Bayntun followed his example in 1894. Bayntun-Riviere is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership.\" (vgl. Georgebaytun homepage) - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [signierter Einband signed bindings Schöne Einbände moderner handgefertigter Meistereinband handmade Literatur Prosa Philosophie Essays Pressendrucke Geisteswissenschaft Transzendentalisten]

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        Coupures, tragedie en neuf tableaux; suivi de Lauma Lamer, Piece en un acte [Cuts, a Tragedy in Nine Scenes]

      Paris: Editions Perou, 1926. Very Good. First edition. Text in French. Printed wrappers. Unopened. Owner name on the front fly, a large but mostly faint dampstain towards the end of the text, offsetting on the front wrap, a very good copy. Scarce Dadaist play by an author who reportedly disappeared at age 30, possibly a suicide, and who may have even been a completely fictitious person put forward by the Dadaists. OCLC locates only three copies in the U.S.

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        1833 - 1873). [Life and Works of Stepan Rudanskiy].

      Ukr. akademiya nauk Kyiv 1926 - Octavo (27.3 x 18 cm), 244 pp., ill. publishers wrappers, uncut and unopened; light marginal waterstain to wrappers, marginal tears. Copy ?232 from the edition of 850. Uncommon publication (limited to 850 copies) featuring works of the celebrated Ukrainian poet. Many of the poems were published here for the first time after having been discovered by the editors in archives. The publication was planned to be issued in 1923 to mark a 50 years anniversary since the poet's death, but because of the lack of funds and technical difficulties it came out only two years later. Stepan Rudanskiy (1833 - 1873) made his name not only as a talented poet and translator of ancient literature, but also as a pioneer in collecting and recording Ukrainian folklore. Large part of Rudanskiy's own oeuvre comprises satirical anti-imperialistic poems that largely follow Taras Shevchenko's traditions. It comes as no surprise that very few of his works passed censorship and were published before the revolution. Rudanskiy's heritage was highly regarded by his contemporaries. Ivan Franko (1856 - 1916), one of the biggest names in the Ukrainian literature, wrote: "Without doubt Rudanskiy is one of the most talented Ukrainian poets that emerged after the death of Shevchenko" ("Do Studiy nad St. Rudanskym", 1892). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        All the Sad Young Men

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Methuen & Co. 1926. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean and unfaded, the gilt sharp and bright. The binding has light pushing to the spine tips and remains square and firm. The contents are entirely complete and other than the odd foxing spot to the margin of a few pages are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example of the first printing of this 20th Century children's classic. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Sun Also Rises.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original black cloth, gold labels to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Title-page vignette by Cleonike Damianakes. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A beautiful copy, spine a touch rolled, in the bright jacket, with a couple of small chips to spine ends, a few creases, nicks and slight rubbing, front flap price-clipped. First edition, first printing, the first issue with the misprints "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, "down-staris" on p. 169, line 34, and the third book being designated as "BOOK THREE" instead of "BOOK III" (p. [235]). With the first issue dust jacket which incorrectly cites Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times, as called for by Hanneman. Hemingway's second novel is a roman à clef, drawing on his and Hadley's tumultuous time in France in the 1920s."The Sun Also Rises did not rock the country, but it received a number of hat-in-the-air reviews and it soon became a handbook of conduct for the new generation ... how much of the novel seems as marvelously fresh as when it first appeared! Count Mippipopolous, his wound, and his champagne; the old couple from Montana on their first trip abroad; the busload of Basque peasants; the whole beautiful episode of the fishing trip in the mountains, in the harsh sunlight, with bright water tumbling over the dam; then by contrast the dark streets of Pamplona crowded with riau-riau dancers, who formed a circle round Brett as if she were a revered witch — as indeed she was, and as Jake in a way was the impotent Fisher King ruling over a sterile land — in all this there is nothing that has gone bad and not a word to be changed after so many years. It is all carved in stone, bigger and truer than life; and it is the work of a man who, having ended his busy term of apprenticeship, was already a master at twenty-six".

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        Südsee Plastik. Galerie Flechtheim, Lützow Ufer 13.

      [Berlin, -, 1926]. OPlakat [ ca. 35,1 x 50 cm]. Orig. Lithographie. Vgl. Staatl. Mus. zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek 14050251. - Kl. Randlsäuren, etw. knittrig. - Beeindruckendes Plakat der bekannten Galerie Flechtheim mit dem beiliegenden Katalog \"Südsee-Plastiken\" herausgegeben von Gustav Eugen Diehl in den \"Veröffentlichungen des Kunstarchivs 1926, Nr. 5\": Text von Carl Einstein. (54 S., OBrosch.) Mit 29 s/w Abbildungen der ausgestellten Werke. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst; Plakate

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        The Novels. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1926 - 5 volumes, octavo (200 × 134 mm). Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. With colour frontispieces and further black and white illustrations throughout. Second Chapman edition, originally published by the Clarendon Press in 1923. A very attractive set.

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        The Duke of Berwick.

      London, Martin Secker, 1926. - 8vo. 110, (2) pp. Original gilt green cloth with dustjacket. Second edition thus, first published in 1925 and comprising the title poem, "Tails With a Twist", "The Pongo Papers" and "The Placid Pug and Other Pieces". Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf to Patricia Helen Russell, née Spence, the third wife of the eminent philosopher Bertrand Russell: "Lady Russell / from / Alfred Douglas / October 1941". - Dustjacket shows some chipping and staining, otherwise a fine copy. Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed "Bosie", is best remembered as the friend and lover of Oscar Wilde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. Gill, Eric. Small quarto. 15pp. One of 250 numbered copies. The text is illustrated with six wood engravings by Eric Gill. The engravings are beautifully rendered interpretations of scenes from the last day of Jesus' life, from his vigil at the Garden of Gethsemane to his crucifixion at Golgotha. Fine in cream cloth, with the scarce printed dust jacket that shows minor wrinking, edgewear, and several tears, including a long repaired tear at the rear joint and some loss at the base of the spine. Bookplates of Richard Smart and R. T. Gibbon to front endpapers. (Chanticleer 35; Gill 276).

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      NY: Charles Scribner's, 1926. Small 8vo., green cloth in dust jacket; 267 pages. First Edition, with some minor battering to type on pages 38 & 248 and with little wear to page "90." The lips of the woman on the front cover of the dust jacket with very minor battering. [Bruccoli A12.I.a; 10,000 copies printed]. A beautiful, clean, bright copy with absolutely no wear (no nicks, tears, or chips) to the dust jacket, with the $2.00 price present on the front flap. [There is one very tiny & odd defect- a tiny pinhole through the spine of the d/j and the book- hard to see but it is there]. But, if you want a nice condition copy, then this is probably it!

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        Tropic Death

      Boni & Liveright, New York 1926 - First printing. Inscribed By the Author " For Mrs. Underwood with gratitude + regard Eric D Walrond Sept 15,1926. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Maternité. Récit orné de cinq gravures hors text de Marc Chagall

      Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1926. No. 207 of 765 (of 960 total) copies on Lafuma de Voiron. Five drypoint etchings after Chagall. [iv], 95, [3] pp. 8vo. Publisher's wrappers, printed blue jacket, original glassine. No. 207 of 765 (of 960 total) copies on Lafuma de Voiron. Five drypoint etchings after Chagall. [iv], 95, [3] pp. 8vo. The story, told in reverse, of the birth and death of a young woman's illegitimate child, illustrated with five drypoint etchings after Marc Chagall. Cramer 5

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        The Torrents of Spring: A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race.

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 - 8vo., toned, slight residue and offsetting to upper endpapers from excised bookplate (?), else near-fine, publisher's dark green cloth stamped in red, dust-jacket, professionally restored, damp-stain on rear flap, spine panel darkened, otherwise very good. The first edition of Hemingway's first long work, a satirical treatment of pretentious writers; in the original first issue dust-jacket listing nine titles on the rear panel. Hanneman A4a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Torrents of Spring

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Printing. 8vo: [8],143,[1]pp.Publisher's finely woven midnight-green cloth (appearing almost black)f, spine and upper cover lettered in scarlet, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Better than Near Fine (slight lean, fronrtend papers toned, several marginal stains to text) copy of Hemingway's first novel and second book to be published in America, one of only 1250 copies printed. Provenance: circular blindstamp of Ray McRae to front fly leaf, small bookseller's ticket of Brentano's, Paris, to lower paste down. Hanneman A4.A. The author's first novel, published by Scribner's after Boni and Liveright rejected it. In this slim volume, Hemingway parodied Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter (1925), and because Anderson was under contract with Boni and Liveright, that publisher chose not to publish the parody. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, The Torrents of Spring was on one level a declaration of literary independence (Anderson had served as something of a mentor to Hemingway), but many scholars also suspect Hemingway wrote the parody to escape from his three-book contract with Boni and Liveright. If that was the case, the plan worked, and Scribner's became Hemingway's publisher for the rest of his life. Still, some reviewers saw the book as a detour in Hemingway's own career, because Torrents of Spring had little in common with the excellent short stories he had published in his first U.S. book, In Our Time. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine+.

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        Three Photograph Albums, Containing 400 Australia Photographs with Rare Views of Palm Island, Penal Settlement.

      New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, 1926-29, 1926. Set of three photograph albums, circa 1926-1929, taken and compiled by an English couple who were evidently residents of Australia for at least three years, and possibly connected to the livestock raising industry. Contains 427 gelatin silver print photographs, both snapshot images and professional works, mounted onto cardstock leaves, most with either manuscript captions or embedded typescript captions. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 8 x 6 cm, and the largest 12 x 7 cm. Three oblong 8vo. string-tied brown paper board albums, the first measuring approximately 31 x 25 cm, the other two measuring approximately 29 x 21 cm. Some creasing to boards, age-toning to a scant few images, otherwise in Very Good Condition, pleasing and nostalgic. Captions reveal that the travellers are from the Saunders family. Images of "F.B. Saunders" or "F.B.S." have been removed, though further research may lead to his profession or contribution whilst in Australia, possibly as a pastoralist or grazier. It would be most interesting if a connection could be made to London-born Henry John Saunders (1855-1919) who emigrated to Australia as a civil engineer and mining agent, and who rose to be senator of Western Australia in 1903. Largely centered in New South Wales, this abundant set of photographs captures a nation in transformation, with images of old town streets and colonial buildings, abandoned gold mines, and family-operated cattle or sheep stations, as well as new developments in communications, trade and technology. Rare firsthand views of the Palm Island Penal settlement illustrate the regretful continued oppression of the Aboriginal community. The first album, largest in dimension and containing 73 photographs, begins with the departure for an adventure and extended residence in Australia. Here the travellers include photographs of Cape Town, then Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville in Queensland, St. Kilda (city in Victoria, Australia), Griffith, Lismore, and Gloucester in New South Wales. The second album is centered in New South Wales, with views providing a glimpse into several towns with at least one main-street view illustrating a quieter era of family shops and dirt roads. Some places represented are Tanworth, Kyogle, Barraba, the Cessnock Mining District, Kurri Kurri, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, an irrigation area near Yenda, the Hunter River region, the Quirindi Plains, Coonamble, Griffith, Murrumburra, and even more. The photographer/traveller identifies numerous stations and station homesteads, suggesting that he [Saunders] was knowledgeable about the trade in the region, and may have been involved in ranching himself. The third album contains 200 photographs and spans the same time period as the last, with dated captions ranging from 23 September 1928 to 5 December 1929. A highlight in this album is a tour of Palm Island which at the time was a penal settlement. A group of convicts are photographed as they are transported to the island. We also find a lovely panorama of Bathurst, and an early photograph of the old courthouse in Bourke which retains its unique purpose today [The Bourke court house is unique for inland Australia as it was originally a maritime court, and to this day maintains that distinction.] New bridges, irrigation, rail lines, coal and gold mining, urban construction - these views illustrate a rapidly developing society. At Tumut we see the original equestrian race course, at Proserpine a sugar mill, at Grafton a timber mill, and at Sydney the Harbour Bridge being constructed.. Photo.

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        The Armies of The First French Republic

      29- London - Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1926 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. Two volumes of this work on the First French Republic armies. Volume I is The Armee Du NordVolume II is The Armees De La Moselle, Du Rhin de Sambre et Meuse, De Rhin-Et-MoselleWith four plates to volume I and seven plates to volume II. This set is volumes I and II only of what eventually becamefour volumes. With the original very scarce dustwrappers. First edition of both volumes. Written by Irish-born military historian and officer in Queen Victoria's Royal Artillery. He had a lifelong interest in the Napoleonic Wars. This work is often regarded as his magnum opus. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spines. With original scarce dustwrappers. Dustwrappers are unclipped. Dustwrappers are age toned to edges. With light rubbing to the joints and small chips to the head and tail. A few handling marks to both wrappers, internally and externally. Externally, both volumes are smart with minor bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with light spots to the foredge. Occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with VERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrappers..

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        L’origine dell’uomo e la scelta in rapporto col sesso

      A.BARION, MILANO 1926 - ITALIANO Traduzione di Michele Lessona. Coperta morbida, con titoli in rosso e nero al piatto e al dorso, usura ai bordi, ingiallita con lieve fioritura e strappi al dorso. Tagli e carte bruniti, alcuni fogli distaccati ma testo completo e leggibile, Presenti alcune sottolineature e annotazioni manoscritte a matita.

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        BAUHAUS n°1, 1926

      Bauhaus, Dessau 1926 - Bauhaus Dessau, 4 décembre, 1926, 415x295mm, 6pp., une seule feuille pliée. Redaction et mise en page Bauhaus Dessau, rédaction de ce numéro Walter Gropius et Lazslo Moholy-Nagy, collaborations de Lucia Mohaly-Nagy, Georg Muche, Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer. Ce numéro présente des plans et photographies des nouveaux bâtiments conçus par Walter Gropius pour la nouvelle installation à Dessau (1925-1932) après les années Weimar (1919-1925). Etat moyen, restaurations anciennes sur les plis avec petits manques et rousseurs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Stronghold

      London Andrew Melrose 1926 - 8vo. 268pp. Near fine in publisher's burgundy cloth titled in gilt to spine and blind to front board, in a very good example of the elusive dustwrapper, with some chipping to spine ends, not affecting text and some chipping and soiling to rear panel. Internally clean, minor foxing to prelims. A bizarre and unusual supernatural story set during the English Civil War, shades of "The Hole of The Pit." Berridge was an Anglican clergyman in the remote fastnesses of rural Essex (I'm not sure they have ever been described as such, but I have been there, and they should), his novels, in common with many clergyman authors, (that's a list that needs building) are primarily involved with the locality in which they live and work. Blind men creeping through graveyards, secret cults, disturbing rituals and a rural England thrown into utter chaos by the horrors of war. It's great stuff, can't beat war, romance and ghostly church rituals for a spot of entertainment. Scarce and delightful. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Scribners, 1926 A very good first edition, first issue (with "stoppped" with three P's on page 181). In a fine facsimile dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Notas para servirem ao Estudo dos Gymnobatrachios (Anura) Brasileiros

      Rio de Janeiro: Pimenta de Mello, 1926. First edition.. Some foxing to the outer margins of the plates, the text and the fine leather binding are bright and clean; a tight copy in near fine condition.. Pp. 227, 110 text-figures + 1 full-page halftone plate, 21 full page color plates. Early three-quarter polished red calf leather with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in three compartments and with gilt decorations in the other compartments, over red marbled boards with tan ribbed endpapers, 4to. Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, volume 27. According to Adler, History of Herpetology, this is Ribeiro's "most monumental herpetological work" (pg. 88). Ribeiro monographed the known Brazilian species of frogs and discovered many new species. The text is in Portuguese with Latin names used throughout. From the library of Brazilian herpetologist Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues with his custom book plate on the front endpaper. Rare work seldom offered - we last sold a copy 17 years ago.

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        Société Anonyme International Exhibition of Modern Art Physical Details: Exhibition Catalog : 135 p. : ill. ; 26 x 19 cm.

      Title: Société Anonyme International Exhibition of Modern Art 1926, November December.Date: 1926Physical Details: Exhibition Catalog : 135 p. : ill. ; 26 x 19 cm.6pp.,117pp.,3pp., total of 138 pp. with register and multiple images.Description: International Exhibition of Modern Art arranged by The Societe Anonyme for the Brooklyn Museum. Text by Katherine S. Dreier. Composed by Katherine S. Dreier and Constantin Aladjalov.Creator: Société AnonymeForms part of: John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956Citation:Another copy: International Exhibition of Modern Art, 1926. John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.Original issue - Specimen copy for the Norwegian Avant-garde artist Ragnhild Keyer, who is introduced on p. 65, New York 1929. One of the most important exhibition catalogues of modernism, The catalog is designed aa a compendium of international Avant Garde Artists. The artists represented here by country. I.E. Archipenko, Arp, Braque, Brancusi, Duchamp, Ernst, Leger, El Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, Picabia, Picasso, Schwitters, etc. Signed and dedicated in pen: Greetings to Ragnhild Keyer from the Société Anonyme New York- March 1927

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        La Miniature Anglaise du Xe et XIIIe Siècle. Traduit de l'anglais par Mlle. M.E. Maitre, Agrégée de l'Universite

      Paris et Bruxelles: G. van Oest, 1926. First edition in French. Color frontispiece and 100 full-page plates reproducing 164 miniatures. x, 162 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Three quarter polished tan mottled calf and marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands, t.e.g.; with the original blue printed wrappers bound in. Fine. First edition in French. Color frontispiece and 100 full-page plates reproducing 164 miniatures. x, 162 pp. 1 vols. Folio.

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        GAN: A GAGGLE OF WILD GEESE. [A Color Shin-Hanga Woodblock Print]

      - [Tokyo 1926], Watanabe. A single Oban sheet, 26 x 38 cm., deckle upper edge, Watanabe publisher's seal in right margin signed Shoson with his red seal [Hanko], see Toledo Museum catalog #181 & illustration. A LIMITED EDITON OF 200 COPIES. "Ohara [Koson; Shoson; Hoson] Matao [his given name] was born at Kanazawa in [1877-1945]. He came to Tokyo where he studied painting under Suzuki Koson and he painted birds and flowers under the guidance of the celebrated American,Ernest Fenollosa, a professor at the Tokyo Imperial Museum. In con- junction with the Daihei print shop, he made bird and flower designs for color prints under the name Kosaon. In 1912, he changed his name to Shoson & only produced paintings until 1926 when he returned to making color-prints,which have been published by Watanabe & sold through their famous shop." . *** Extracted from the 1951 S. Watanabe: CATALOG OF WOOD-CUT COLOR PRINTS BY CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.30; pp30-33 is a list of all Shoson prints, this print is no. 9: "A Group of Geese Near a Pool." This print shows an elaborately embossed feather outline area in grey with blind-stamped areas to make the illusion of feathers realistic, toned with light orange, beaks, legs & feet in orange, yellow & black. Ground grey-green, broken with darker green shadows and shading upward through light yellow-orange to light red-orange. . *** In all six ducks are at play, two very large ducks occupy the foreground, each with shadows. The background is carefully rubbed in a swirling pattern which gives this print a handsome and elegant impression, with the pale pink sky lending itself in to a faint yellow. . *** Expertly printed by hand with the most artistic techniques render this a superb example. Ready for framing and display. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Stephens: THE NEW WAVE, pp 122-125 * BLAIR, Dorothy. MODERN JAPANESE PRINTS: From a Photographic Reproduction of Modern Japanese Prints 1930 & 1936 Editions. Toledo Museum Catalogs 1930, 1936, #181 & illustration. * BROWN, Kendall H. et al.SHIN-HANGA: New Prints in Modern Japan: p.55 and the illustration of this exact print. . ***

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        Le Diable au corps. Lithographies originales de Maurice de Vlaminck.

      Marcel Seheur, 1926. In-folio broché sous jaquette rempliée. Non rogné. Une eau-forte et 10 lithographies originales en noir dont 3 à pleine page et 7 dans le texte, ainsi qu'une lettrine et un fleuron imprimés en rose. Petit manque au dos. Tiré à 325 exemplaires. Un des 25 de tête sur Japon Shidzuoka avec suite sur Chine.

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