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        Slaves and Ivory [Signed Presentation Copy together with an ALS] A Record of Adventure and Exploration In the Unknown Sudan, and Among the Abyssinian Slave-Raiders

      London: H. F. and G. Witherby, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original green cloth --lacking the scarce dust jacket, SIGNED BY HENRY DARLEY (mildly askew, spine ends pushed, modest rubbing to corners, intermittent foxing to text, a few small marginal tears with some associated creasing near the end of the volume); Major Henry Darley's account of his time spent in Abyssinia, an area then still under feudal-style rule, in which slavey still was practiced and raids to acquire slaves continued. Darley, and adventurer and explorer, planned to enter Abyssinia by a route never before traversed by a white party and, indeed, became the first European to get through to Addis Ababa from Uganda. The book is complete with 2 maps (one folding), 9 half-tone illustrations (one of which may have been reinserted and tipped in), and the errata slip on page xiii. This copy contains a PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION pasted to the front pastedown reading: "To Capt. Darvill / from / the Author / Henry Darley / Jan / 33. / Lupa diggings / Tanganyika". [There was an area of Tanzania known as the Lupa Goldfields.] Also, to the front free endpaper is tipped a one-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED from Henry Darley to Captain Darvill, the first textual line of which reads "You quite astonished me" and going on to briefly mention gold and a potential trip "if there is any truth in the reported gold [alluvial?] find somewhere between Lindi & Kilwa [but?] further up country". (As the presentation inscription refers to the Lupa diggings and the letter to a potential gold find, Darley clearly was interested in more than slave raiding. In fact, he spent years trading in ivory on the borders of the Sudan and Kenya.) A Very Good copy of a quite scarce book by this noted British explorer and adventurer [WorldCat shows only copies of the 1935 American edition], reviewed and commented upon in numerous major publications at the time of its publishing, with a RARE PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION from the author, TOGETHER WITH A RARE AND RELEVANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED about a search for gold. RARE.

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        Show Boat

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1926. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. A little toning to edges of spine. An excellent copy in the toned and lightly rubbed jacket with a small chip from the head of the spine panel. First edition, first printing of the best-selling novel that inspired the 1927 musical of the same name.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      YOGODA & SAT-SANGA, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 1926 - soiled cover; spine torn in 2.5"; stains on the front cover; corners rubbed; pages browning along the edges; inside front cover book dealer plate DATE PUBLISHED: 1926 EDITION: FIFTH ED 111 PGS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Jaffrey [NH]. Letter. Usual creases. Near Fine. Superb one-page letter on Cather's monogrammed printed stationery dated 15 October [1926] and SIGNED by Cather at the conclusion. Addressed to Dr. [Henry Goddard] Leach, editor of THE FORUM, regarding the first installment of her best-known work, DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP, which was serialized in the magazine from January through June 1927. In full: "I'm so glad you like the first instalment -- it cheers one a lot to have an editor feel really pleased. The Virgin of Guadaloupe begins the second instalment -- it's well to sound that legendary note more than once, I think. Besides, that legend will set the stage for the second number as the Prologue does for the first. I'll send you the second, by the way, when I return to New York the first week in November. Cordially yours, Willa Cather." Cather first visited the small New Hampshire resort town of Jaffrey in 1917 for a three-week vacation but stayed for two months and worked on MY ANTONIA in a snug dormer room on the third floor of the Shattuck Inn. She would return regularly to Jaffrey in the years that followed, always staying in the same room, and eventually was buried in the town. A rare example of Cather writing to an editor about the early stages of publication of her most important book.

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        La Poussière de Soleils *

      A. Lemerre, Paris 8.6.1926. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Plis au dos, insolé ainsi que la tête. Pièce en 5 actes, 24 tableaux et 17 décors très colorés. Bien complet du fasciculet de douze pages "La critique et l'auteur de La Poussière de Soleils" (légère décharge en pages de regard).Au sortir de la canicule, cette oeuvre désaltérante. Édition originale. L'un des quelques exemplaires de tête sur Japon (non signalés).

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        Home Chat

      28 - London - Mather and Crowther, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of the weekly periodical designed for women, Home Chat, with somethat featuretheir originalWinnie the Pooh illustrations. Featuring two of the original 'free gift' coloured plates of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh, by Ernest H. Shepard. One loosely inserted into No. 1753, with the other inserted intoNo. 1751, beingone of the six original plates issued with this magazine. Six tuppeny issues containing; Volume CXXVII No. 1653, dated November 27th 1926. Volume CXXXV No. 1751, dated October 13th 1928. Volume CXXXV No. 1752, dated October 20th 1928. Volume CXXXV No. 1753, dated October 27th 1928. Volume CXXXV No. 1754, dated November 3rd 1928. Volume CXXXV No. 1755, dated November 10th 1928. Lastly Volume CXXXV No. 1757, dated November 24th 1928. Each volume features their originalgicle print coloured pictorial paper wraps, with No. 1752holding a photographic front cover of A. A. Milne. With contemporary advertisements throughout each volume. Condition: All volumes are in their original paper wraps. Externally, all volumes are bright and sound, but with some slight chipping to the spines and marks from the original staples. Internally, binding is strained in places, and some leaves are working loose. Each volume is bright and clean, aside from the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Pour ou contre C.-F. Ramuz *

      Éditions du Siècle, Paris 2.6.1926. - Relié demi maroquin rouge, sous jaquette de papier marbré gris zébré de brindilles rougeoyantes avec étiquette de titre, dos à nerfs avec titres et décors dorés, tête dorée, signet, couvertures et dos conservés, sous étui-boîte demi parchemin 31 x 24 de Jacques Menétrey, dos titré or, plats de papier à structure linéaire gaufrée façon Eternit (on a l'éternité pour lui trouver un nom, à cette étonnante matière), lettre manuscrite sous passe au contreplat. Bel exemplaire de luxe de cette première et copieuse publication exclusivement consacré à Ramuz, hormis un petite plaquette d'Emmanuel Buenzod, un tiré à part sans titre ni couverture de 1917.Ce cahier fut établi par Henry Poulaille, grand défenseur et diffuseur de l'oeuvre de l'écrivain en France, ce dont témoigne une bonne et enthousiaste lettre autographe signée (25 lignes, sans date mais vraisemblablement de 1925, à la sortie de son premier livre) du premier à l'égard du second truffant notre volume. L'ouvrage comporte en première partie des textes plus ou moins copieux signés Poulaille, Cingria, Chavannes, Pourrat, Courthion, la seconde section livrant de plus brefs commentaires de Claudel, Cocteau, Delteil, Gilliard, au total 45 participants pour l'ensemble.Nous en avons également un second tout nu, un Vélin pas moche & un alfa propret. Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Madagascar, outre 241 Vélin et 3300 Alfa.

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        The Tent [Signed By the Author]

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1926. Signed by the author on the front endpaper--fine throughout with original pristine pastedown label on spine. 288p.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Here and Beyond

      D. Appleton and Company, New York,, 1926. Octavo. Original textured black cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. Text a little toned, spine dull and faded but a very nice copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "John from Edith July 1926". The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, an intimate of Wharton's.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Beach

      1926. () Fine. 17.75 X 23 CM (7 X 9.5 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, 3 / 100. In 2 CM (.75 inch) rounded gilt conservation frame with slight wear. Off white acid free matting and Tru Vue UV protectant glass. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 37 X 43 CM (14.5 X 17 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. With Phillips' signature included to the bottom right of the image as well as signed in pencil on just below the right of the image. There is also a pencil notation of the title and edition number below the image to the left. Boulet MBL96. A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a young girl in a teal and orange dress. The girl gently rests on the sand watching a small bird in front of her. A peaceful and delicate image. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1926). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine copy, handsomely bound. E. H. Shepard. The true first printing of this children's classic with illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, this appearing to be one of a small number of the more luxurious deluxe edition produced in soft leather and printed on coated stock. This copy has been rebound in full blue morocco leather with the same gilt depiction on the front cover of Christopher Robin and Pooh that appeared on the original deluxe edition and with gilt depictions of Pooh on the spine, with all edges gilt. Clean copy with a sticker "Jane Austen Prize" pasted to the recto of the first blank.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      1926. [In Two Volumes.] With Eight Plates [in each volume]. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, n.d. (1926). Original dark blue cloth, with dust jackets. First Edition of Doyle's major work on spiritualism. Ever since his son and his brother had each died of pneumonia during the Great War, Doyle's obsession had been spiritualism, with short tracts such as THE NEW REVELATION and THE VITAL MESSAGE; however, it was in this two-volume compendium that Doyle sought to bring together all of the movement's history. (Doyle acknowledges in his Preface that the majority of the research and even perhaps of the writing was done for him by the psychic authority and book-collector Leslie Curnow; Doyle wanted Curnow to share the credit, but the publisher insisted that only Doyle's name appear on the title page and binding.)~The volumes are unusually bright, in fine condition except that there is very light, occasional foxing on some leaves (as one would expect with this thick wove paper); the rather scarce dust jackets are very good-plus (slight soil and edge-wear, including one small chip at an upper corner and an inch-plus closed tear). Although the number of copies printed is unknown, it was probably relatively few (as the book was priced at 42 shil­lings per set, and as Doyle had had to share in the cost of publication). Green & Gibson B37a.

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        All The Sad Young Men

      New York: Scribner, 1926. First. hardcover. near fine/very good(+). 8vo, green cloth, d.w. New York: Scribner's 1926. First Edition. A beautiful, fresh copy. The dust jacket shows minimal wear, but is not price-clipped and has no chips. Cloth slipcase.

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        All the Sad Young Men

      New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926.. First edition.. A very good copy in a very good, unrestored dust jacket. Photos available on request.. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, [viii], 267, [1] pages. Original dust jacket. Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me." Bruccoli A 13.1.a., noting that the first three printings have no textual variants but that "Batter has been noted at 38.6-9 (left margin), 248.21-24 (left margin), and 90 (folio)." This copy without any type batter and with little to no type batter to the lips of the figure on the dust jacket. Just the slightest bit of rubbing to the lower corners of the front board, with a little toning to the leaves; faint unobtrusive stain across the upper edge of the text block; small chip to the upper edge of the rear panel of the dust jacket and a slight chip at the head of the spine, with a small stain to the upper edge of the inside rear panel and to the rear panel; jacket spine just a trifle darkened and worn.

      [Bookseller: Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA)]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Text block cracked before the half-title page with a small piece lacking from the front free endpaper where it somehow was glued down to the pastedown. Still a Near Fine, bright copy in a near Very Good, unrestored example of the uncommon dustwrapper that has some light green stains on the spine with light chipping at the head. The front panel is neatly separated from the spine . Fitzgerald's first book published after his masterpiece THE GREAT GATSBY which had a print run of 20,870 copies while this book had a run of less than half of that number: 10,100 published. Includes 9 stories, among them "The Rich Boy," which scholar Matthew Bruccoli described as "an extension of THE GREAT GATSBY, enlarging the examination of the effects of wealth on character." The story contains one of Fitzgerald's most famous passages: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves." Bruccoli A 12.I.a

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1926 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed. Scribner's Seal present. Page 248 with perfect type. {ref: Bruccoli A13.I.a, McBride}. Dark bluish green cloth boards blindstamped title and author's name. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, light shelf wear, minor fraying at the spine, tight spine, previous owner names at the front endpaper, minor repair at the front endpaper hinge, light age toning. The scarce dust jacket is not present.

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        Today is Friday (First Edition, with signed calling card laid)

      New York: The As Stable Publications, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. With Hemingway's calling card, a printed "Mr. Hemingway" on the recto, to which Hemingway has added "and Mrs." after "Mr." and "with compliments from the Dry Tortugas" just below, a destination Hemingway generally visited with his male friends for fishing expeditions, but in this case likely traveled with his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer, and probably circa early 1930s.& & Near Fine in sewn wrappers, original mailing envelope (also Near Fine) and a handsome folding clamshell case with gilt spine lettering. One of 300 copies published (this being No. 172). An early play by Hemingway, extremely scarce, particularly in this condition and including the envelope. Further, we have never before encountered one of Hemingway's cards with any kind of his ink.& & In a custom folding chemise and quarter-leather clamshell slipcase.& & Hanneman A5.

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      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. First Edition. cloth. Very Good in a Near Very Good, soiled dustwrapper with a few tears and small chips. Brown cloth. Illustrated with drawings. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper nearly filling the page: "Frank Wilson/Best Wishes/of/Will Rogers/almost an author/Houston June 28, 1928." The title page states "Volume I" but Rogers in his preface reveals that statement to be a joke indicating that many more of these humorous sketches disguised as letters and telegrams to President Coolidge could be compiled. Rogers was born in Indian Territory in 1879 and had some Native American blood in his veins. He began in vaudeville and moved on to motion pictures, a career that was cut short when he died in a small plane crash in 1935 near Point Barrow, Alaska. Perhaps he was best known, however, for his syndicated newspaper column which had such a massive following that the proposition that he run for President was once seriously advanced. His saying, "All I know is what I read in the newspapers," became a popular catchword of the times. Books signed or inscribed by this most popular of American humorists, especially with such a fine inscription, are rather uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Etchings of Frank Brangwyn, R.A. A Catalogue Raisonne by W. Gaunt

      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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 11. I. 1926. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Besten Dank für Ihre freundliche Einladung. Eine gute neue Fotografie (Brustbild) wurde anläßlich meiner großen Ausstellung in Wien von Fotograf Willinger gemacht [.] Eine Autopiografische [!] einzusenden, ist mir jetzt leider nicht möglich vielleicht später einmal. Überhaupt, über mich selbst zu schreiben, wo heute fast alles schon publiziert ist, erscheint mir, von meinem Standpunkte aus, überflüssig [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1926 with Scribner's Seal present on the copyright page. Black cloth boards with labels. First issue with stoppped on page 181, line 26. {ref: Hanneman A6a}. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good, book is tight and square, light age toning, shelf wear and rubbing at the corners and spine label, collector's name at the front endpaper. The rare dust jacket is not present.

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        Album composite de bois gravés originaux de A. La Borderie (1926-1931)

      1926. Estampe. Illus. by A. La Borderie. Très bon. album cousu. Signé par l'auteur. In-4. 32,5 x 25 cm. Album comportant 21 ff. portant chacun un bois gravé original signé et un numéro d'inventaire au composteur au verso, 1 f. dactylographié ("Catalogue des oeuvres de A. La Borderie"), toutes les planches sous serpente, l'ensemble cousu sous une couverture de fort papier vert Véronèse portant au premier plat l'ex-libris gravé de l'artiste. Sont jointes séparément : 4 gravures sur bois tirées sur mauvais papier, chacune signée, datée 1928 et légendée "bois original pour La Maison du Maltais de Jean Vignaud". Très curieux album d'un artiste totalement inconnu sur lequel nous n'avons trouvé aucune information (il s'agit peut-être d'un pseudonyme). Dans le catalogue de 23 gravures qu'il fournit (dont 21 sont présentes dans l'album, 2 autres ayant été découpées, probablement par l'artiste), l'artiste nous indique le titre des gravures et, pour certaines, le salon où elles ont été exposées. D'après ces informations, le mystérieux graveur aurait exposé aux salons de la Nationale (Société Nationale des Beaux Arts) de 1926, 1929 et 1930 ainsi qu'au salon des artistes français (Société des artistes français) du Grand Palais de 1931. Les bois sont tirés, en noir ou en sanguine (une sanguine tirant vers le sang-de-boeuf), pour la plupart sur fort vergé grisé, bleu roi, beige ou bleu fumé, certains sont sur papier du Japon. Ils sont tous signés, deux sont également légendés et justifiés ("Rêverie", 2/20 - "En mer", 10/20). Les quatre planches présentées à part font partie de ce qui ressemble à un projet d'illustration non abouti pour le roman "La Maison du Maltais", un grand succès de l'époque qui inspira un premier film en 1927 (et un second en 1938) : il n'existe en effet pas à notre connaissance d'édition illustrée par "La Borderie" de ce texte, pas même en revue. Trois des planches de cette suite (qui ressemble à un essai d'impression) se retrouvent dans l'album, tirées sur un meilleur papier, et auraient été présentées aux salons de 1929 ou de 1931. Trois autres planches de l'album font par ailleurs manifestement partie de cette série. Les gravures sont généralement délicates, certaines sont puissantes, et elles sont de caractère varié : certaines, dans un style art déco, sont subtilement érotiques, d'autres sont clairement exotiques ou d'inspiration mythologique, d'autres son champêtres, l'une enfin, peut-être la plus intéressante, est à thème maritime. Provenance inconnue (l'album figura au catalogue d'une vente Ader de 2008 - 17/10, lot n° 258, invendu semble-t-il). Un album rare, de grande élégance et mystérieux..

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        The Torrents of Spring

      Scribner's 1926 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner seal printed on the copyright page. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published 1926 with NO indication of later printings. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the edges with NO tears or pieces missing. This First Issue dustjacket has the printed price of $1.50 present on the front flap. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, with no leans and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase to protect the book. We buy Hemingway First Editions [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Confessions of an Actor SIGNED/INSCRIBED

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis 1926 - "Confessions of an Actor" by John Barrymore. First edition first printing. Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1926. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper- "To Symon Gould, With Sincerest Best Wishes, John Barrymore". Gould had been the founder of the International Film Arts Guild in New York. Illustrated with black-and-white photographic reproductions of Barrymore and his theatrical family. Small octavo [5.75" x 8.25"]. The book is in very good minus condition. Wear and rubbing to the boards with lightly bumped corners. Fraying with some cloth loss at the edges of the spine. The lettering on the front board and spine is worn. Minor discoloration at the gutters. The textblock is clean and supple. The plates are bright and fresh. John Barrymore (February 15, 1882 ¿ May 29, 1942) was an American broadway, stage, and film actor. The most prominent member of a multi-generation theatrical dynasty, he was the brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and was the paternal grandfather of Drew Barrymore. ~Wikipedia. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D8-4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires écrits dans un souterrain *

      Bossard, Paris 1926. - Reliure signée de Janssens, triste demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à nerfs, titré or, couvertures et dos conservés. Dos un brin passé avec charnières frottées, intérieur très frais. Édition originale. L'un des 21 exemplaires de tête réimposés et lettrés sur vélin d'Arches, outre 3 hors commerce sur le présumé même papier et 50 vélin pur fil Lafuma, seuls tirages numérotés.

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        Lettres espagnoles *

      Le Livre/E. Chamontin, Paris 10.10.1926. - Broché 25 x 17, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage neuf plein papier or ange chiné (pour un exemplaire japoniais), titre en doré. Bel exemplaire en premier papier de cet ouvrage déjà luxueux en tirage courant, ne l'étant pas, le nôtre comportant en sus de la triple suite sur Japon Impérial (en premier état), puis sur Hollande van Gelder et Vieux Japon (état définitif, barrées sur le second), un ex-libris gravé par l'artiste au nom de Édouard Wassermann. Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon avec triple suite des estampes, avant 275 vélin de cuve (dont 12 réservés à Édouard Champion comportaient une suite en sanguine) et 25 hors commerce.

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      1926. Drypoint. Signed in pencil. 19 in an edition of 150. Image measures 6 x 8". Sheet measures 9.5 x 11". This etching shows a peaceful waterfront scene at dusk. In the foreground, a bird skims along the surface of the water with its wings outstretched, dragging its feet among the fine reeds. Above, another bird glides in the dimming sky, which has been beautifully depicted with gestural lines. The shadowy trees reflected in the water indicate the setting of the sun. This image is from the second state of the print. It is a bright impression in excellent condition with full margins and no chips or tears. Frank W. Benson (1862--1951) was an American Impressionist and Realist artist known best for his work in painting, watercolor, and etching. He got his start as a portrait and mural artist for the Library of Congress and found success as a painter of Academic Realist portraits. Around the turn of the century, his summers in New Hampshire inspired him to take an interest in plein-air Impressionism, with a particular interest in the capture of light and natural surroundings. Yet it is perhaps for his etchings of wildlife for which Benson is most famous, and in particular his etchings of wild fowl, which won him both critical and popular acclaim as well as a place in art history as one of the foremost printmakers of the 20th century. This beautiful image of birds demonstrates what made Benson such a successful and valued artist.

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        Rien que la terre *

      B.Grasset, Paris 12.6.1926. - Broché 23 x 18, double couverture tricolore imprimée rempliée. Infimes piqûres en tête, non coupé. Sympathique & ironique envoi de l'auteur à un aimable vieux fidèle suisse; chacun sait que Paul Morand finit ses jours du côté de Vevey.Une pléiade de papiers (onze en tout) pour faire le tour de notre bonne vieille Terre.Nous disposerions d'un Japon sur demande. et ferions un geste pour ce duo sur présentation de carte de membre des Bibliophiles Bridés. Édition originale. L'un des 55 exemplaires réimposés et numérotés sur Chine, outre 4 vieux Japon, 160 Japon, 515 Hollande, 27 Madagascar, 13 vergé de Rives, 12 vélin d'Arches, 17 vélin chiffon héliotrope et, désimposés, 47 vert lumière, 170 vélin pur fil Lafuma et 6'600 vergé apprêté.

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        Tropical agriculture : the offical journal of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture [21 volumes : 1926-1948]

      St. Augustine, Trinidad : Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, [1926-1948], 1926. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 21v. Illus. ; 28cm. Subjects: Tropical agriculture - Trinidad - Journal - Periodicals. Agriculture - Tropics - Periodicals. Tropical crops - Periodicals. Agriculture - Periodicals. Includes volumes 3, 5-16, 18-21, 23-26. Also includes supplement to volume 9. Lacking volumes 1,2, 17, & 22. Referenced by: Biological & agricultural index 0006-3177. Referenced by: Bibliography of agriculture 0006-1530. Referenced by: Biological abstracts 0006-3169. Referenced by: Chemical abstracts 0009-2258. Referenced by: Energy information abstracts 0147-6521. Referenced by: Environment abstracts 0093-3287 Very good copies in contemporary library bindings of gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Minor library marks remain. Provenance: From the University of Liverpool with their bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume.

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        The Chinese Parrot

      New York: Collier Books, 1926. Front hinge expertly repaired. Book housed in a magnificent, one of a kind, custom slipcase. Signed by Author. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾.

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        RUDY: An Intimate Portrait of Rudolph Valentino By His Wife, Natacha Rambova

      Hutchinson & Co 1926 - This book has been professionally rebacked (the spine was replaced, with the surviving bottom piece grafted onto the new spine). Otherwise, the book is good plus with shelfwear and fading or staining to the covers and bumped corners. ALL 16 illustrations are present. There is no dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce book! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fumeurs d'opium,

      P., Terquem 1926, - in-4, 318 pp., illustré de 18 eaux-fortes dont 1 frontispice en couleurs et 8 hors-texte, et 6 bois dans le texte, par Henri LE RICHE, reliure demi-chagrin à coins, tête dorée, couverture conservée. Tirage total à 152 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 130 sur vélin de cuve du Marais (n°41), fabriqué spécialement à la main et filigrané d'un dessin de H. Le Riche (dragon d'Annam), avec suite en bistre des eaux-fortes et des bois. Bel exemplaire.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Wien, 1926. - Zusammen (½+½+¾ =) 1¾ SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-4to. Ein Brief mit einem eh. Notenbeispiel. An den Komponisten Paul von Klenau mit innigem Dank für Klenaus Dirigat bei der Uraufführung von Bittners großer Messe (auch Missa Austriaca) im großen Saal des Konzerthauses: "Die gestrige Aufführung meiner D-Messe hat mir einen großen Erfolg gebracht, den ich Dir, einzig und allein Dir verdanke. Kein Mensch wird das je besser machen können. Du beherrschst die Partitur, als wenn Du sie selbst gemacht hättest. Deine wundervolle Begeisterung hast Du auf alle Mitwirkenden übertragen und so eine Aufführung zustande gebracht, die glatt als mustergiltig bezeichnet werden kann. Du hast auch dirigiertechnisch ein Meisterstück vollbracht und in dieser einen, ersten Aufführung gleich den Stil für alle folgenden festgelegt. Einen idealeren Interpreten als Dich kann ich mir gar nicht denken. Ich danke Dir für Deine Freundestat, die auch eine große Kunsttat geworden ist [.]" (4. II. 1926). - "Mit mehr Begeisterung hat noch nie ein Mann den anderen mit dem Worte Freund angeredet wie ich heute. Das, was Du für meine Messe geleistet hast, ist mit Talent, Fleiß usw. nicht zu machen. Das kann nur die Liebe. Und die hast Du in überreichen Maße meinem Werke entgegengebracht, hast Dich an das Werk geradezu königlich gebend verschwendet. Mit bloßem Danksagen ist da gar nichts zu machen. Ich kann Dir nur sagen, daß ich die Tage unserer Zusammenarbeit, der Zusammenarbeit zweier schaffen der Künstler, nie vergessen werde [.]" (gleichfalls 4. II. 1926). - "[.] Wie Dir Botstiber vielleicht schon geschrieben hat, plant man für den 6. März eine Wiederholung unserer Messe. Hoffentlich ist es Dir recht. Man quält mich, die zweite Gloriafuge [folgt das Notenzitat "Cum santo spirito - tu in gloria"] ganz wegzulassen. Was sagst Du dazu? An Zeit werden damit 5 Minuten gewonnen. Mehr nicht [.]" (16. II. 1926). - Jeweils auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; etwas knittrig.

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

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        Superb, original sepia photograph, 8vo, Paris, n.d

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

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        Dana Point / Homes in Dana Point / Dana Point the New Sea-Coast City Midway Between Los Angeles and San Diego. (LOT OF THREE ITEMS)

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

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      Cassell and Company, Great Britain 1926 - 319 pages. Black titles on spine have faded somewhat but still readable. Several ink stamps on front and back end pages (ex-book club copy). Covers have considerable soiling. Edges of boards have substantial wear. No dust jacket with this book. Pages are reasonably tanned. Phillip Stenning, an RAF ace in WWI, works at aviation jobs in the thirties. When a friend is murdered, he investigates. He tracks down a smuggler and supporter of Il Duce and lays a trap. This is a first printing of the author's first book. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; General; Inventory No: 13050164. FREE tracked shipping for all orders within Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Soldiers' Pay

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

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

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        Typescripts with Author's Corrections for Two or Three Graces

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

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        DESERT. A LEGEND. With Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious

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

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        ALHUCEMAS O CANCION DEL TRIUNFO ( Poesias ). Epilogo a La Obra Inedita En Dos Tomos "Bajo Los Cielos Africanos"

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

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