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        THE WORKS

      Stratford-on-Avon: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press for Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. No. 65 OF 500 COPIES. Hardcover. 238 x 162 mm (9 3/8 x 6 3/8"). Seven volumes. No. 65 OF 500 COPIES. Quite attractive original dark blue three-quarter morocco over blue linen bound at the Riverside Press (signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with corner curls and ornate scrollwork, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. UNOPENED. With 12 pleasing plates by George Cruikshank. Isolated pencilled marginalia. Franklin, p. 234; Ransom 47. Occasional minor foxing, especially to leaves at the beginning and end of volumes, otherwise A NEARLY MINT SET, the bindings with no perceivable wear, and the text obviously with no signs of use. Laurence Sterne (1713-68) is the perfect example of an author whose scandalous personal behavior overshadowed his achievements as a writer. The journalist and editor Robert Shelton Mackenzie said in his "Noctes Ambrosianœ" of 1854 that Sterne was "so infamous [in] his private character, that when he entered the pulpit to preach in York Minster, of which he was a prebend, many of the congregation rose from their seats and left the cathedral." Most notorious, perhaps, was Sterne's membership in good standing in the "Club of Demoniacks," a group of Yorkshire rakehells who met frequently in the half-ruined Skelton Castle to undertake heavy drinking and coarse jests. At least as outrageous, he made no attempt to cover up his infidelities. Even DNB, which normally strains to put the behavior of its subjects in the best possible light, says that Sterne's "deficiency in self-control induced a condition of moral apathy." Still, none of this should diminish the importance of, or achievement represented by, "Tristram Shandy," the dynamic work that made Sterne famous and the book that is generally regarded as the first novel dominated by a conscious psychological theory. Also of considerable interest is his "Sentimental Journey through France and Italy," an account of a sojourn occasioned by poor health and a travel book of continuing interest. Add to these Sterne's letters and his sermons, and one has a corpus of material of very substantial interest, here presented in a handsome package that has yet to be opened.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Sonnets for Caresse

      Paris: Albert Messein, 1926. Limited to an edition of 108 copies. Original wraps bound in, hand-painted veined vellum binding with hand inked title and small flower decoration to spine, hand-painted green and gold ruled border to front and rear boards, bevelled fore-edge, gilt and multi-toned maroon marbled endpapers; title, author, publisher and decoration to front of original maroon wraps, with acrostic of 'Harry' and 'Caresse' to rear wrapper, followed by original spine on a stub. This edition includes 48 poems, being more complete than previous or later editions. Inscribed in green ink by Crosby on the prelims, 'for Sis / with love / from Harry' followed by a quote from "Peter Quince at the Clavier" by Wallace Stevens: "Beauty is momentary in the mind -- The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the flesh it is immortal. " Probable identity of 'Sis' is Sister Caswell, a friend of Harry's since youth, from the North Shore. Some light foxing to endpapers.. Inscribed By Author. Third Edition. Vellum. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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      Paris: Albert Messein, 1926. Third Edition. Vellum is bowing a bit outward, else excellent; contents also excellent.. Third Edition. Inscribed by Crosby: "For "O[livia] Ames/ with love/ from Harry/ Paris MCMXXVII/ "But I will hold you in a thought" all in Crosby's hand on second blank before the half-title page. This is the third edition of SONNETS - see Minkoff A3 (c). One of 100 copies on Arches, this one unnumbered (as are apparently many, if not all). Wrappers bound in vellum, with hand-lettered spine. A fascinating production of what would later become Crosby's famed Black Sun Press.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS: Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years’ Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1926. 2 volumes. First edition thus, first with the colour plates issued by Grant, in the 1903 imprint the illustrations were supplied only in black and white. With 320 illustrations in colour, carefully engraved from the author’s original paintings and including 3 colour maps, one of which is folding. Thick royal 8vos, publisher’s original red cloth lettered and elaborately and pictorially decorated in gilt and black on both the upper covers and the spines featuring Indian warriors, t.e.g., housed in a maroon cloth covered slipcase. ix, 298; ix, 290, appendices pp. A very handsome and well preserved set, the gilt and cloth, textblock and colour plates, all in very pleasing condition. VERY UNCOMMON IN SUCH NICE CONDITION, GRANT’S 1926 IMPRINT IS ONE OF THE FINEST PRODUCED SINCE THE 1841 ORIGINAL. "Catlin visited forty-eight tribes in the Mississippi and Missouri valleys and on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains during his eight years' travel. His object was to paint portraits of men and women in every tribe, together with views of villages, games, etc. The two volumes are a series of fifty-eight letters written while the author was among the Indians. They form an unusually entertaining narrative of travels in an almost unknown region, and at the same time are of great value in their descriptions of Indian life" (Larned 616).

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Drifting Cowboy

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1926. Apparent second printing, originally published in 1925. Quarto. Fine in price-clipped, very near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny nicks and tears. Inscribed by the author: "To Porter Welch from Will James III -- '26." A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Crépuscule Des Nymphes. Avec 10 Lithographies De Bosshard.

      Briant-Robert 1926 - Voir nos photos, Briant-Robert, Paris, 144pp.+table,1926. ex. num. (n°114/337) sur vélin d'Arches. 10 magnifiques lithos en noir de Bosshard, toutes en pleine page et tirées à la presse à bras par Marchizet. Grand in-4 broché, intérieur propre avec de rares petites taches, couv. rempliée marquée aux coins des plats, dos légèrement ridé et bords des coiffes à peine fendus sur moins d'1cm. Bon exemplaire. Envoi soigné et protégé! (A15) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Relives]
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      1926. 1. MILNE,A.A. WINNIE THE POOH. London: Methuen (1926). 8vo (5 x 7 3/4"), green gilt cloth, top edge gilt, 158p., nearly AS NEW in Fine dust wrapper with just a touch of wear to top of spine. Housed in custom chemise and leather backed case. 1st edition, first printing. Illustrated by E.H. SHEPARD. This is an unusually beautiful copy and as such quite rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen, 1926 First edition, first printing. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Original publisher's gilt decorated green cloth, jacket. About fine with a small early (1926) former owner inscription, in the original first state jacket (117th Thousand to rear flap) with some chipping and to the spine (slightly affecting text), tear to rear panel, a faint pencil number to front panel, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Methuen and Co. London. 1926. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. Some waving to the bottom of the pages, mostly to the first half of the book, but no staining or marking. Overall a very good, bright copy in original green cloth, with gilt stamped decorations of Christopher Robin and Pooh to front board. In the original illustrated, very good dustwrapper which has had some expert professional restoration to the spine and edges. The dustwrapper is generally a clean example with just a little darkening to the spine. Overall a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen, 1926 First edition, deluxe issue in the publisher's full green calf stamped and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. A very good copy with minor rubbing to the extremities, spine lightly faded, former owner gift inscription to first blank and a small notation to the dedication, else a very clean and bright copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Winnie the Pooh, together with The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926, 1928., 1926. First Editions. 2 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's gilt decorated cloth, green and pink respectively, expertly respined and cornered in morocco leather in the corresponding colours, raised bands and gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt. Retaining the illustrated end papers and map to the front. Housed in a custom made blue cloth slipcase. Numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Clean internally. A lovely presentation of these classic stories. Children's Modern Firsts [p206], Shorter Cambridge English Lit. [1387-1389]. 'Winnie the Pooh' listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Winnie the Pooh [1]

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London First Edition 1926. London 1926. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine, twin gilt lines across the spine tips, two gilt vignettes of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh and gilt border to the upper panel, top edge gilt, 100 Aker Wood illustrated end papers. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' [xvi] 158 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Small ownership marking to the free front fly paper dated 1926, almost imperceptible foxing to fore edge, without any rubbing to the cloth any in very near Fine condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1926. Hard Cover. Very Good. Ernest H. Shepard. Ernest H. Shepard. Hard Cover. First Deluxe Edition bound in full red calf. Methuen published several deluxe editions within a few years of Winnie the Pooh , bound in red, green, or blue leather. The copies bound in red are scarcer than the green and blue. Winnie the Pooh and its companion books have never been out of print. It was said that Milne was in fact not happy that his children's books were so successful and thus defining him as a children's writer. Red leather binding is in very good condition except for the spine which has faded along with its gilt design. The front and rear covers are in lovely condition with slight bumping to corners. The gilt illustration of Pooh and Christopher Robin, and the gilt double ruling and corner flowers are in lovely condition. Interior pages are in fine condition with light ripples to end pages from the tightness of the binding. Shepard's charming black and white illustrations throughout and on end pages. 158 pages. CHILD/012111.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Winnie The Pooh

      An original copy and dust jacket with illustrations by E. H. Shepard. Book condition: Bound in its original green cloth covers this is a very good example of the scarce second book in the Pooh series and the most sought after. Decorated in gilt to the covers the book presents very well with minimal signs of age or wear. There are a few light marks in places to the binding with a touch of wear to the extremities else clean tight and square with the gilt nice and bright. Internally excellent throughout with the correct first issue beige endpapers later printings would have green ones. Correct info to the copyright page to identify this is as the true first print showing the date of just 1926.Beautifully illustrated throughout by E H Shepard with numerous full/half page and line illustrations. All pages one the whole very clean with the odd thumb mark.Dust jacket condition: The dust jacket is a very good original example from a later print. Although a little grubby it is generally complete with a little chipping to the spine tips and the odd corner. No nasty rips or tears with no missing pieces presenting well and certainly one of the harder original dust jackets to find.

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        Old Decorative Maps And Charts With Illustrations From Engravings In The Macpherson Collection, And A Catalogue Of The Atlases, Etc., In The Collection By Henry Stevens

      Halton & Truscott Smith, London 1926 - 51 pages in text, plus 43 page catalogue following the plates. Seventy-nine full-page illustrations, including nineteen tipped-in color plates. Limited edition, copy 33 of 100 printed on quality, rag stock. Bright, very fresh copy internally and externally. Three quarter vellum and brown cloth, spine printed in gilt. Teg. Fine in very good, slightly nicked slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Winnie The Pooh

      1926. Fine. MILNE, A. A. WINNIE THE POOH. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1926). First Edition in dust jacket. A bit of offsetting to the illustrated endpapers from the jacket flaps and minor bumps to the corners, else a near-fine copy, with bright and clean boards, in a very worn dust jacket that is missing about 2.25 inches from the jacket spine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Original Photo Portrait of Douglas Fairbanks in The Black Pirate

      Hollywood: United Artists, 1926. A beautiful original 8" x 10" portrait of Douglas Fairbanks as he appeared in the silent film classic "The Black Pirate." Fairbanks is pictured coming out of a doorway holding a pistol. This is a familiar and iconic portrait of the great star who was one of the biggest stars of the silent era, the Brad Pitt or Harrison Ford of his day. A couple of tiny chips along the white margins and a couple of tiny mends to the verso of the photo. Near fine. . Original Photograph. Paper. Silent Films, Actors, Fairbanks, Swashbucklers, Action Stars. Catalogs: Photographs & Stills, Silent Film and Early Cinema.

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
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        Erbario Herbarium

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo (184 × 125 mm). Late 20th-century orange morocco by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers, single line rule to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Original cloth retained. Binding very slightly rubbed at the tips, contents toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fontes Rerum Transylvanicarum. Tomus I - IV.,

      Wien, Leipzig: Hölder [in Komm.], 1926, 1. - 3. Tsd., 65 Text-S., 63 Bild-S., m. 63 Taf. in Lichtdruck, 32 x 23cm, OLeinen-Band / Hardcover (cloth) () - Text: Latein/Latin. Bd. I: Epistolae et Acta Jesuitarum Transylvaniae Temporibus Principum Báthory (1571 - 1583) / Andreas Veress; Joseph Hirschler, 1911, 325 S.; Bd. II: 1575 - 1588, 1913, 316 S.; Bd. III: Antonii Possevini Soc. Jesu Transilvanis (1584) / ed. Andreas Veress, Joannis Csernoch, 1913, 297 S.; Acta et Epistlae relationnum Transylvaniae Hungariaeque cum Moldavia et Valachia / ed. Andreas Veress, 1914, 342 S. (entwerteter Bibl.stempel auf Innentitel, Rückenschildchen, Einbände/Kanten leicht berieben - sonst gutes Ex. mit nur kleinen Zeitspuren / ex-library copy in good condition) Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 4400 HLeinen-Band / Hardcover (cloth) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hofbuchhandlung Löwenberg - Antiquariat]
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      [1926]. Photographs. Most images slightly light, one torn in half and missing right side, book with heavy wear, as one would expect of a well-used book that survived a plane crash. Good to Very Good. Archive includes 17 early silver gelatin photographs and a book recovered from the crash site, including THE ONLY KNOWN IMAGE OF THIS RARE AIRCRAFT TAXING FOR TAKE-OFF. The photographs include four images of the Sikorsky S-35 before its ill-fated attempted transatlantic flight, one of the plane taxing on the runway, one of the Sikorsky hanger, ten of the wreckage, and one of an unidentified person with an automobile. The wreckage photographs are quite detailed and graphic, showing the extent of the huge fire that engulfed the plane when it cracked during takeoff due to landing gear malfunction on 21 September 1926. The book recovered from the crash is PRACTICAL AVIATION INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION by Andrew White, 1918, Wireless Press, 197pages with illustrations. Of the four members of the crew, Capt. Rene Fonck and co-pilot Lt. Lawrence Curtin escaped. Veteran mechanic Jacob Islamoff and radio operator Charles Clavier were killed. The plane had been heavily modified to attempt to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize for the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, won the following year by Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. A number of marginal marks and changes to publication dates in the text, all in pencil, possibly by Sergeant. Spine dull but readable with light wear to the tips. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To/Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant--/Eugene O'Neill. Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant published her first article in 1910 in McCLURE'S MAGAZINE where she met Willa Cather, who was working as an editor there. Sergeant became one of the original contributors to THE NEW REPUBLIC and was sent by the magazine to Paris in 1917 to cover the war. Her own experience of being seriously wounded by a grenade was the basis for her book, SHADOW-SHAPES: THE JOURNAL OF A WOUNDED WOMAN (1920). Upon her return to the United States and on her doctor's advice, she moved to Taos, New Mexico, where she wrote about the Pueblo Indians and New Mexico until moving to New York in the mid-1930s. She authored several books and many biographical profiles of writers and other important American figures.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Monograph of the Pheasants of Japan including Korea and Formosa

      Tokyo: Published by the author, 1926, First edition. Bright, clean, near fine copy.. Pp. (vi), 43, (1), 15 full page plates with printed caption leaves - 12 plates are in color. Publisher's half wine red cloth, gilt-titled on spine, over pale red boards, top edge gilt, folio (10.5 inches x 15 inches). From the library of Paul E. Zillessen with his name stamp on the front endpaper. This is the classic early work on the pheasants of Japan, Korea and Taiwan that was inspired by the publication of William Beebe's "A Monograph of the Pheasants" in 1918-1922.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1926. First American Edition, No. 90 of 200 large paper copies, signed by Milne and Shepard. Sm 4to. Decorations by E.H. Shepard. 158 pp. Original pink pictorial paper over boards, blue cloth spine, a very fine copy in original glassine outer wrapper and orange printed pictorial dust jacket; in custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      [New York]: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1926. Large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 109, signed by the author and illustrator. Pp. [xiv], 158, black & white illustrations throughout. Bound in pink illustrated boards with a mauve cloth spinestrip, printed paper spine label, top and fore-edges trimmed, bottom edge rough-cut. Woodcut bookplate on Japanese paper of jumping salmon/trout (unsure of artist), captioned "Myles & Frances Standish their Book" to front pastedown, otherwise the book is in fine, almost new condition. Housed in the original pink dust jacket which duplicates the line illustrations on the boards. Very minor nicks to tips and spine ends with a couple of imperceptible closed tears, otherwise an outstanding copy, clean and bright, highly collectible.. Signed by Author & Illustrator. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo.

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      NY: Dutton, 1926. Small quarto. (xiv), (160)pp. Illustrated with numerous line drawing by Ernest Shepard. First American edition, large paper issue. One of 200 copies signed by Milne and Shepard. Although he first appears as the subject of a poem in When We Were Very Young, this is the first book of collected stories about Edward Bear, otherwise known as Winnie-the-Pooh. This is an exceptional copy of the Large Paper edition, very fine in cloth-backed pale pink illustrated boards with paper spine label, in a fine dust wrapper with closed tear by lower spine fold, and with original glassine wrapper, which has a large chip to lower front corner. It is housed in the publisher's printed box, which has been expertly repaired.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Very lightest of bumps to top and tail of spine. Hint of rubbing to a couple of corners, which are still lovely and sharp for age. Foxing/browning to endpapers and a few foxspots to outer page edges and a couple of page margins, else contents are fine. Wrapper (117th thousand on rear flap denoting first issue) is a little grubby to edges/folds and spine with lightest of creasing in a couple of places - a really fantastic example of a wrapper this age - has been really well looked after. Book is now also contained in a custom made black slip-case, which is in excellent condition and has helped to keep the book in superb condition! This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1926. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles and pictorial centre tools to spine, rule to boards gilt, multiple pictorial blocks to boards, floral endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. The little bear described by Christopher Milne in his autobiography as his "inseparable companion" has also become the inseparable companion of generations of children, often remaining the object of that faith late into adulthood. First appearing in 1924, along with his troop of animal friends, in When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh was immortalised in Milne's two volumes of poetry and two story books. The illustrations by E. H. Shepard are probably as much loved as Milne's words - the combination of their talents making the books' appeal so remarkably enduring.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926.. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 195 x 125 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard, pages: xi, 158, original publisher's dark green cloth with gilt vignette and gilt ruled border to upper cover, gilt lettering and 2 gilt rules to spine, top edges gilt, endpapers illustrated by Shepard. Slightest touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, minute bump to upper corner of upper cover and lower corner of lower cover, gilt bright, slight faint browning to endpapers, no inscriptions, small very pale mark to 2 fore-edge margins, otherwise a Fine clean tight copy of the first edition of the first book about the famous bear. In near Fine clean first issue DUSTWRAPPER (117th thousand on rear flap, priced on spine only, spine very slightly darkened, a touch of wear to head of spine, minute nick to top of upper fold and top of upper hinge). Housed in a Fine sturdy custom-made clamshell box lined in green velvet, covered in dark green cloth with gilt rules, title, author and publisher to spine. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Very lightest of bumping to spine and a couple of corners. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few to contents. One hinge pulled. A little browning to endpapers. Front endpaper has a light vertical crease to one side. A few very light margin marks. Pictorial wrapper has become a little faded with some light grubby marks, very slightly edge-chipped. Wrapper also has just under 0.75" vertical tear to top of spine and then a horizontal tear after that under the title. Rear of wrapper has 0.75" closed tears to all 4 corners and a 0.25" tear to base. Some light edge-creasing - sounds much worse than it actually looks - this is still a beautiful copy with a very nice scarce wrapper! [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Milne's classic, beautifully bound in full morocco. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1926. Octavo, full green morocco gilt. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Spine and corners are lightly bumped, with some wear. A little fraying to cloth at base of spine. Front joint a little cracked. Name and crossed out name in ink on front free endpaper. A very few foxspots to last few pages and outer page edges. A few margin marks, but contents still nice. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial decoration and ruling to upper board, and top edge gilt, map endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Ownership inscription to binder's front blank, a few pages lightly creased, corners lightly bumped, couple of minor marks to boards, spine tips just a little rubbed, overall an attractive bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. A few light marks to covers (including faint pencil scribble to front). A few hinges are slightly cracked, one page part detached (1" at inner margin) because of this. Some light fingermarks to contents but generally bright and clean. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Ondes et Mouvements [Waves and Motions]

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of de Broglie's presentation of his revolutionary theory of the wave-particle duality of matter; an expansion of the ideas originally outlined in his doctoral thesis. PMM 417. "The simple atoms of Dalton had already been modified before 1926 by the discoveries of radio-activity and the splitting of the atom; but now the Duc de Broglie- in 'Waves and Movements'- proposed an even more radical amendment. Light had been shown to behave as though it were waves and also as though it were particles; matter had been always supposed to be made up of particles, but perhaps it shared the duality of light. Perhaps indeed there might be circumstances in which matter might behave as though it were a wave. "This idea was tested and confirmed by Davisson and Germer in 1927... Thus the duality of both light and matter had been established, and physicists had to come to terms with fundamental particles which defied simple theories and demanded two sets of 'complementary' descriptions, each applicable under certain circumstances, but incompatible with one another" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 417). De Broglie was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discovery of the wave nature of electrons". Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1926. Octavo, original printed wrappers; custom cloth box. Modest bookplate on inside front wrapper; tape repair to initial blank. Minor discoloration to wrapper edges; an extremely well-preserved copy in original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Blue Castle

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1926. First Canadian Edition, Later Issue. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Gray cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in blue onto top board and spine, 8vo (7-3/8 x 5 inches), pp. [viii], 309, [310], all edges trimmed. Heavy yellow paper dust jacket with dark blue printing and illustration of a castle - as on top board, and subtitled "A Love Story of the North Woods" on the spine panel. Volume with foot of spine softened, small sticker ghost top ffep, ink inscription to front pastedown, else about fine. DJ with very tiny chips at flap folds and head of spine, small chips at foot of spine with rubbing and darkening and two closed tears (1-1/2" & 2") at foot of spine folds. "Copyright / CANADA, 1926 / BY McCLELLAND & STEWART, LIMITED / TORONTO." and "THE HUNTER-ROSE CO. LIMITED / TORONTO" on the copyright page, with no indication of additional printings (the second Canadian edition states "Second Printing, December, 1926"). Ads page [v], showing "BY THE SAME AUTHOR" titles up to only "EMILY CLIMBS" (pub. 1925), which immediately preceded "The Blue Castle". DJ back panel with ads for Montgomery's books up to "MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD" (pub. 1929), rear flap showing ads for "Books by MARIAN KEITH" and "Books by H.A. CODY" advertising titles published up until 1929 ("LISBETH OF THE DALE" and "UNDER SEALED ORDERS"). Thus, an early state of the Canadian edition text, bound in a later state casing (first edition binding lacked the castle illustration and was bound in grey cloth) with a later state dust jacket - assume 1929-33 (pastedown inscription dated 1933). Also of note is an early state binding spine treatment, with the volume's spine lacking the "A Love Story of the North Woods" statement (added to the spine of later McClelland & Stewart printings) which is however, printed onto the DJ spine. Published simultaneously with the Stokes U.S. edition in 1926, THE BLUE CASTLE is the only one of Montgomery's novels not set wholly or in part on Prince Edward Island and her only novel for adults. Ref. Russell, p. 44; Lechowick, 2009; Editions and Impressions catalogue, 2005; Zempel, 4th ed.; First Magazine, 2002.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        The Shakespeare Head Edition of Fielding's Novels. The works comprise: Tom Jones, Amelia, Jonathan Wil;d and Joseph Andrews

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press, 1926., 1926. 10 Vols. Limited Edition to 1030 copies of which 1000 are for sale. Publisher's light brown cloth with gilt titles to spines faded to green, top edges gilt. Bookplate to paste downs. Internally clean. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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