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        Lettres Espagnoles by Jacques De Lacretelle

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

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

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

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        Shires and Provinces

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

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        A NATURAL HISTORY Of The DUCKS. Volumes I - IV

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

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        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.

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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 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 .

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        THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ

      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.

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        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.

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        The Meadows of the Moon

      Thornton Butterworth London: Thornton Butterworth. (1926). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy of the very scarce fifth book by the author of Goodbye, Mr. Chips! and Lost Horizon. Jacket art by "Abbey." A superb copy. .

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        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.

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        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.

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        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

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        ULYSSES

      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)

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        ANIMALIA

      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

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        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.

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        BOUTIQUES DE LA FOIRE

      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

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        (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.

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        (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.

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        Foujita sitting

      1926 (later printing). Original silver gelatin photograph laid on artist&#39;s mount (image size 340 × 260 mm.) A fine image. Presented in a hand made crackle ivory and gilt bevelled frame. Signed below the image in pencil by Berenice Abbott (1898&#150;1991).

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        Illustrierte Flug Woche

      Leipzig: Stein & Kroll., 1926. 622pp, profusely illustrated-photos, maps, tables. Complete year bound in one with original wraps. Couple of illustrations neatly cut out and a couple of pages have annotation but as this copy was from the Junkers factory (Dessau-Zeibigk) reference library; with stamps to ffep, they will have relevance. Handwritten labels to spine.Will incur additional postage due to weight.. First Edition. Quarter Cloth.. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Two Limited Edition Volumes of Paradise lost And Miscellaneous

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. Copyright date 1926, limited edition, printed and made in England, this is 1225 of 1450 copies in two volumes on Van Gilder rag paper. Illustrations by William Blake. Volume 1 consists of Milton&#39;s Paradise lost, volume 2 consists of miscellaneous, which has Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. Quarter vellum, with Italian-block printed decorated cover over boards, with gold lettering on the spines. Books appear to have never been read, vast majority of pages have never been cut. No Dust Jackets. Shelfwear to the edges and to the head and told the spines are minor. Some soiling to the top of Paradise lost spine. The full black-and-white illustrations by William Blake have been chosen and titled by Jeffrey Keynes. Top, for edge, and bottom edge pages are not cut on either volume. Text is bright and clean, bindings are tight, too very solid collectible books of this great writings by John Milton.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust Jacket. Illus. by William Blake. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. limited Edition.

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        POEMS IN ENGLISH WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLIAM BLAKE: PARADISE LOST and MISCELLANEOUS POEMS

      London:: Nonesuch Press,. 1926. First edition. Two-volume set. Number 983 of 1450 copies. The first volume collects the twelve books of "Paradise Lost"; the second volume is "Miscellaneous Poems: Paradise Regain&#39;d & Samson Agonistes." 53 illustrations by Blake tipped-in. Books&#39; spines show some aging but otherwise in very good condition.

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        BEAU GESTE (Inscribed Copy with an ALS from the Author re: The Ronald Colman film adaptation)

      London: John Murray, 1926. Wren, P. C. BEAU GESTE. London: John Murray, 1926. First Deluxe Edition limited to 1000 SIGNED copies of which this is #40, preceded by the extremely uncommon first trade edition which appeared and disappeared in 1924. A FINE and pristine example, having been long-protected by its original VERY GOOD or better dust wrapper (lightly dust-soiled, a few small chips but complete). The silent film version of BEAU GESTE made a star out of Ronald Colman and helped make famous to the viewing public the romantic concept of joining "The French Foreign Legion." Although the Gary Cooper 1939 version is better known, the silent film has always been considered the best of the novel&#39;s four cinematic adaptations. Laid into this copy is a two-page handwritten letter from the author (Nicosia, Cyprus, May 15, 1928) to a friend in which Wren pleasurably discusses the Ronald Colman movie ("The film was fine"). Also discussed in the letter is the movie&#39;s "talking sequel" BEAU IDEAL as well as BEAU GESTE&#39;s upcoming adaptation to the London stage. Housed in an open-end cloth box.. Signed by Author. Edition De Luxe. Fine/Very Good to Fine. Illus. by Helen McKee.

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        Jardins D&#39;Espagne

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

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        The Works of Joseph Conrad. [Comprising: Arrow of Gold, Nigger of the Narcissus, Victory, Nostromo, Rover, Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, Typhoon, Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Lord Jim, Tales of Unrest, Suspense, An Outcast of The Islands, Almayer&#39;s Folly, Tales of Hearsay, Shadow Line, Mirror of The Sea, Inheritors, Chance, Youth, Notes on Life, Romance]

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

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        NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years&#39; Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832 - 1839. In Two Volumes

      Edinburgh:: John Grant,. 1926.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-3/8". Later edition, first published in 1841 (cf. Howes C-241). 2 volumes.. Original publisher&#39;s deep maroon vertically-ribbed cloth bindings with elaborate gilt & black stamping. TEG. Printed buff paper dust jackets.. Books bright, square & tight. Bookplate to front paste-down of each. volume, with magazine excerpts affixed to Vol I&#39;s ffep. Occasional. pencil annotation. Still, a Nr Fine set. Dust jackets show some. spine panel sunning & chipping at spine ends. Very Good.. 180 plates, with 320 color images, including 3 maps [one folding].

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        Le Poète Assassiné (Poete Assassine). With lithographs by Raoul DUFY

      Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1926, one of 380 numbered copies (total edition 450), with 36 original lithographs by Raoul Dufy, including 18 hors-texte; 148 pages, overall size 12 x 9.5 inches, printed on Montgolfier paper. Bound in wrappers, contained in publisher&#39;s portfolio with ties, which is illustrated with a handsome woodcut in red on the front cover; the portfolio&#39;s spine repaired, the ties likely renewed, covers with slight edge wear; internally excellent; overall a very good copy. References: &#148;The Artist & The Book&#148; 92; Monod 367; D. Stein, &#148;Cubist Prints / Cubist Books&#148;, p.118; MoMA 62; Carteret IV, 46; Skira 106, plate 31; Rauch 46; Reynolds, p.11. The important livre d&#39;artiste by Raoul Dufy.

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        La Petite Ville

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

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        The Prophet

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

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        The thirteen books of Euclid&#39;s Elements translated from the text of Heiberg

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1926. With Introduction and Commentary. Second Edition. Revised with Additions. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, double-line rule to boards in blind, titles and rules to spines gilt. Folding frontispiece to volume I, diagrams throughout. Cloth lightly rubbed, tiny worn spot to lower corner of volume III, endpapers tanned, faint toning to contents. An excellent set. Second edition, revised and expanded, of the most significant twentieth-century publication of Euclid, first appearing in 1908, in which "the notable tenth book on irrational magnitudes was for the first time rendered into English in an intelligible form; and Heath justified against modern &#39;improvements&#39; Euclid&#39;s rigidly logical choice of axioms and postulates and his order of proof" (ODNB).

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        VERS UN MONDE VOLAGE

      Paris: Editions Marcel Seheur, 1926.. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers a trifle dust soiled and faintly marked, fore-tips and spine extremities a bit frayed, but a very good copy, internally near fine. First illustrated edition. One of 225 numbered copies on vélin d&#39;Arches, from a total edition of 270 copies. Illustrated with ten beautiful original etchings by Marcel Gromaire. MONOD 6001.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: François Bernouard, 1926. relié. 15,5x22,5cm. Nouvelle édition en partie originale, un des 200 ex numérotés sur Arches pour chacun des volumes. Reliures en demi maroquin rouge, dos à deux gros nerfs sertis de filets à froid, plats de cartonnage bordeaux façon bois, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures de l&#39;époque signées de Creuzevault. Notre série, en 13 volumes (sur 17), se compose ainsi : -Poil de carotte (le roman et la pièce) suivi de Histoires naturelles soit 1 volume -L&#39;oeil clair suivi de Chroniques théâtrales et divers inédits soit 1 volume -Ragotte suivi de La maîtresse soit 1 volume -Les cloportes II chroniques 1883-1895 (inédit) soir 1 volume -L&#39;écornifleur suivi de La lanterne sourde soit 1 volume -Comédies I (La plaisir de rompre - Le pain de ménage - Monsieur Vernet) et Comédies II (La bigote - Huit jours à la campagne - Le cousin de Rose suiis de Propos de théâtre) soit 2 volumes -Le vigneron dans sa vigne suivi de Propos littéraires et Mots d&#39;écrit soit 1 volume -Coquecigrues suivies de Bucoliques soit 1 volume -Débuts littéraires soit 1 volume -Correspondance inédite 1 et Correspondance inédite 2 soit 2 volumes. Les deux volumes de la correspondance inédite sont en éditions originales. Quelques coins très légèrement émoussés, très rares éraflures sans gravité sur certains volumes, agréable ensemble, à toutes marges joliment établi dans une reliure d&#39;époque signée de Creuzevault. - François Bernouard, Paris _1926-1927, 15,5x22,5cm, 12 volumes reliés. - 12 volumes reliés

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        NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years&#39; Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832 - 1839. In Two Volumes

      Edinburgh:: John Grant,. 1926.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-3/8". Later edition, first published in 1841 (cf. Howes C-241). 2 volumes.. Original publisher&#39;s deep maroon vertically-ribbed cloth bindings with elaborate gilt & black stamping. TEG. Printed buff paper dust jackets.. Books bright, square & tight. Bookplate to front paste-down of each. volume, with magazine excerpts affixed to Vol I&#39;s ffep. Occasional. pencil annotation. Still, a Nr Fine set. Dust jackets show some. spine panel sunning & chipping at spine ends. Very Good.. 180 plates, with 320 color images, including 3 maps [one folding].

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        NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

      Published by John Grant, 1926. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper. 2 volumes. Red pictorial cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to front covers and spines. 320 colour illustrations on 180 plates, including folding colour maps. Being letters and notes on their manners, customs, and conditions, written during eight years&#39; travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839. Spines and corners slightly bumped else exceptionally bright, clean covers, having been protected by the original plain dustwrappers which are browned and chipped at edges. A beautiful set.

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        Lysistrata

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

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

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

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        Original Drawing "Winnie-the-Pooh, Kanga, Roo, Piglet and Rabbit"

      1926. Pen and ink drawing on artist&#39;s board (140 × 190 mm). Mounted, glazed, and framed. Excellent condition. Original artwork used to illustrate page 98 of the chapter "Kanga and Baby Roo" in Winnie-the-Pooh. A lovely drawing including almost all of the book&#39;s characters, it depicts the scene in which Pooh, Rabbit, and Piglet first meet Kanga and Roo, and Roo demonstrates his jumping. Provenance: from the collection of Pat McInally.

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        Nine James Cagney Letters to Artist Will Crawford, Totaling 19 Pages, with Original Photo and Drawing

      1926-1943. A collection of Two Autographed Letters Signed and seven Typed Letters Signed from screen legend James Cagney (1899-1986) to his close friend, artist Will Crawford (1869-1944), dating from 1926 to 1943. Also with two Signed letters (one typed and the other in holograph) from the actor&#39;s wife, Frances "Billie" Cagney; an original photo of all three; and an envelope addressed and illustrated by Crawford to Cagney. The letters have some toning due to age and a couple of oxidation spots but are in remarkably nice shape; on average they are near fine or better. The Cagneys lived in the Free Acres artist colony in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, as newlyweds in the 1920s. There they formed a bond with Crawford, an original Free Acres resident and career artist who illustrated a host of children&#39;s books and popular magazines, including Puck, The Century, McClure&#39;s, Scribner&#39;s, and Redbook. It was a relationship that lasted until Crawford&#39;s death in 1944. The letters to Crawford stretch from Cagney&#39;s early years as a vaudevillian bit player to his emergence as one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. They demonstrate Cagney&#39;s close friendship with the older artist through his financial assistance to Crawford, visits from California, and even a special effort to arrange a meeting between Crawford and the noted journalist Lincoln Steffens. The letters reveal Cagney as a man who never forgot his friends or stopped giving to those for whom he cared and needed it most. A wonderful collection of letters that present a peek into the private life of a true Hollywood legend. .

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        LE MARIAGE DE MINUIT

      Paris André Plicque 1926. 18x23.4 cm., 279 pp., édition illustrée avec 44 aquarelles en couleurs de Sylvain Sauvage, relié demi-maroquin bleu à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d&#39;éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 450 exemplaires dont 400 exemplaires sur vélin de rives numérotés de 51 à 450.

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        Jardins MCMXXV

      Paris: Editions d&#39;Art Charles Moreau, (1926). Small folio portfolio. (viii) pp., 54ff. Contains forty-two sepia heliotype plates and twelve plates colored by pochoir by Jean Saudé. The plates show plans and photographs of gardens in the contemporary style, with Art Deco embellishments such as fountains and statuary. This is the most sumptuous of fifteen portfolios issued in conjunction with the historic Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, held in Paris in 1925. The twelve lovely pochoir plates are based on the work of such artists as Tony George Roux and Albert Laprade. Half-title is lightly smudged, else fine. Unbound, as issued, in rebacked black boards, with broken tie.

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        THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1926. Thompson, Ruth Plumly. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1926). First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 12 color plates by John R. Neill coated on one side, tipped in on the cover page and pages 32, 64, 72, 128, 136, 152, 200, 216, 224, 240, and 256. A VERY GOOD PLUS copy (with just a little bit of wear to the binding and a rear inner hinge which is just beginning to crack) in original publisher&#39;s dark drab green cloth with color pictorial label. All first edition points as referenced in Bibliographia Oziana, (Hanff, Greene, Martin, Greene and Haff, 1988). May be an early copy of first printing as indicated by intact hyphen on page twenty-one and the word "two" on page 252 set in perfect type. Missing the rare dust jacket. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ is the 20th book in the famous Wizard of Oz series written by Ruth Plumly Thompson who was appointed Royal Historian of Oz by L. Frank Baum&#39;s publisher, Reilly and Lee. The Hungry Tiger resurfaces in "Thanksgiving in the land of Oz", an animated film from 1980 where Dorothy is whisked back to Oz in a balloon shaped like a green turkey. On this adventure she meets the Hungry Tiger (one among many odd characters) who all band together to defeat Tyrone the Terrible Toy Tinkerer. He apparently bears a strong resemblance to the evil Gnome King of Oz. Pretty example of this attractive book.. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Illus. by John R. Neill.

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        THE LAND OF MIST

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

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        MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOK

      1926. MILLER,OLIVE BEAUPRE. MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOKS. Offered here is a rare miniature version of the wooden Book House that was offered to owners of the regular size 9 volume Book House set published in the 1920's. The Book House for children was the brainchild of Olive Beaupre Miller who began her venture in 1920 by selling subscriptions to a six volume set, sold door to door by the Bookhouse Ladies one volume at a time. By the end of 1921, the 6th volume was completed and the set was offered in a cardboard house. The 3 other volumes of My Travelship were added in 1926 and a red and grey wooden book house was offered as an incentive to complete the set. "The utilization of women in all phases of its business activity was one of the unique aspects of the Book House For Children. Not only was there an all woman sales force but the majority of the employees were women (Talor: Olive Beaupre Miller p.30). The minature house offered here is not mentioned in the bibliography. It is an all metal version of the wooden house, measuring 3 1/4" wide x 5" high and 2 1/2" deep. The under side has the Bookhouse publication information stamped in black. Two miniature books are included measuring 2 1/8 x 2 1/2": "The Little Brown Duck Shingebiss", a Chippewa Indian tale plus "Johnny and the Three Goats" (both also contain parts of the Knights of the Silver Shield) all from Volumes 1 and 4 of the Book House. They are bound in flexible leatherette. The last page notes that this is the second Tiny Book. Both the books and the house are in excellent condition. This is a rare piece of American publishing for children.

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

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

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        Cent Comptines

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

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

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

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

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

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        ROLY-POLY PUDDING

      1926. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING. NY:Warne (1908). 8vo, red cloth stamped in green and gold, beveled edges, [70]p. AS NEW! 1st ed., 3rd printing, same as 1st except for few minor technical changes, ca 1913 (based on Warne's address of 12 E. 33rd St. and the fact that in 1918 this large format was published in cloth backed boards). One of Potter's experiments in large format books it was reprinted in 1926 in ordinary small format with the title changed to The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers (See Linder p.194). With 18 wonderful color plates incl. title and 38 b&w drawing by Potter. An extraordinary copy.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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