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        Visita al Campo di Centocelle di S.E. il Comandante il Corpo d'Armata di Roma. 14.6.1926

      Subject: (Aeronautica - Fotografia). (Roma, 1926) 8vo album cop. cartonata, nastro in seta, pp. 6 con altrettante belle foto all'albumina di cm. 17 x 23, 5. Altra bellissima foto ? applicata al piatto anteriore (cinque biplani in volo). Rara ed interessante documentazione dei primordi della nostra aeronautica.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Fifteenth (Scottish) Division 1914-1919

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1926. Quarto. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, divisional flash in colours to the upper board. Frontispiece and 8 other plates, 16 folding maps in an end-pocket. A little rubbed, spine variably sunned and the lettering oxidized, light toning, foxing to the fore-edge with minor encroachment into the margins, a very good copy. First edition. This copy with a 1-page autograph note, signed from Buchan on his Elsfield Manor stationery; "Jan: 2: 33, Dear Sir, I have your letter of Dec. 29: I happen to have several spare copies of 'History of the 15th Division' and I am happy to send you one, yours John Buchan;" additionally signed "from John Buchan, Jan: 2: 33" on the front free endpaper. Buchan's involvement was as a "labour of love in memory of his gallant brother Alastair, who fell in action at Arras, 1917, while serving with the Division in the 6/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers" (Note). Falls remarked that "it is remarkable how fine" this record is, the Division "had a splendid name, from the day of its first attack at Loos to the end. It has got the clear, well-written, and well-mapped history which it deserved.

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        Häuser in Thalwil. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1926 - 1926. Bildgrösse 46x57 cm. Rückseitig signiert. Gerahmt 54x64 cm. Rückseitig mit hs. Vermerk Müllers: "à mon cher ami Friedrich Morf. 1930. H. Müller". Auf Keilrahmen H. Müller 1926.

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        Blindness

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.,, 1926. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth a little faded at the tips, but a very good copy of a notoriously poorly-made book in the somewhat tanned dust jacket foxed on the verso with a number of small chips and a tear at one fold. First edition, first impression of Green's elusive first book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Spleen de Paris;

      Editions de l'Intermediaire du Bibliophile Paris 1926 - 10 etched plates in 4 states; 220 pages, 260 x 210mm; full blue morocco, gilt dentelles; original wrappers bound in; tirage de tete, no. 17 of 25 copies on Imperial japon; the extra 3 suites comprise coloured, uncoloured with remarques, and sanguine with remarques; the 4 plates of each design are bound together in their repective places throughout the book (with PICTURE) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Television: Seeing by Wireless

      London: W. S. Caines for Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. First Edition of the first book in English on television. Dinsdale discusses the technical challenges faced by early experimenters (Jan van Szczepanik, Boris Rosing, Denoys von Kihaly and others), but focuses primarily on the work of the Scottish engineer John Logie Baird (1888-1946), the first person to produce televised pictures of objects in motion. In February 1924 Baird produced the first television image in outline, and in April 1925 he transmitted the first pictures between two televisions. By the following October Baird had succeeded in transmitting images with gradations of light and shade, and on January 27, 1926, he successfully transmitted recognizable human faces between two rooms by television. Of Baird&#146;s early experiments, Dinsdale writes: &#147;Baird&#146;s weird apparatus&#151;old bicycle sprockets, biscuit tins, cardboard discs and bullseye lenses, all tied together with sealing wax and string&#151;failed to impress those who were accustomed to the shining brass and exquisite mechanism of the instrument maker. The importance of the demonstration was, however, realized by the scientific world . . .&#148; (p. 49). Although he did not succeed in producing a viable system of television, Baird paved the way for future technical developments. Television reached a state of technical feasibility in 1931, and the first high-definition broadcasting system was launched in London in 1936 by the BBC. The plates include a view of the very first television picture.<br/><br/>& & The Richard Green copy, with a tape repair on the back panel of the dust-jacket and some minor rubbing, sold at Christies&#146; on June 17, 2008 for $16,250.00. <br/><br/>& & Shiers, Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide to 1940, p. 841.& 8vo (184 x 125 mm), pp 62, including portrait of Baird and 11 further full-page plates, original printed paper boards, pictorial dust-jacket (upper capital with a small professional repair, hardly visible), custom cloth clamsell box, a fine copy.

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        Television [Seeing by Wireless]

      London, Sir Isaac Pitman, 1926, first edition, pp.62. Original card covers with the scarce dust jacket. The jacket is a little dusty with 2 small splash marks and a minute hole to the rear panel, a one inch repaired tear to the bottom of the front panel (nothing missing) and a little rubbing to the top edge. This is still a very good copy of a fragile item with the contents clean and tight.

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        The British Gazette. No. 1&#150;8

      His Majesty&#39;s Stationery Office, London,, 1926. 8 issues. Folio. Folded as issued. Some folds with wear but overall very good. First editions. Churchill edited The British Gazette during the 1926 General Strike. The paper ran for 8 issues between 5&#150;13 May excluding Sunday 9 and was printed at The Daily Telegraph building. Although no features or articles are signed by Churchill, at least one can confidently be ascribed to him.

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        LES PLUS BELLES POESIES,

      Paris, l&#39; Artisan du Livre, 1926 . : Chahine, Edgar. Relié, demi - veau, dos à nerfs (3) dorés, plats de papier marbré, 14,5x19cm, couverture originale, 382pp., 1 pointe sèche originale. Avec un preface de Paul Tuffrau.Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial avec 2 épreuves de la pointe sèche de E. Chanine dont une signée à la main de l&#39; artiste. Excéllent état.

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        Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec 1864-1901 Peintre Dessins - Estampes - Affiches by Maurice Joyant

      Floury 1926-1927, Paris - 308 [1], 282 [1] pages. 26 x 22 cm. Deluxe edition: one of 121 of 175 & 131 of 200 on Japanese vellum with the four extra drypoint etchings. Volume 2 without the four original lithographs. 106 collotype and lithographed plates in two states, save for color pochoir plates monogramed or signed, including 21 in color and six hors-texte original drypoiint etchings, each in two states. [black and bistre]. Joyant, an intimate of the artist, wrote and worked extensively after Toulouse-Lautrec's death to enhance his memory, staging retrospectives, and aided in the creation of the Museum in his name. MONOD 1075. Raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, slight nicks to spine heads, original wrappers bound-in, marbled endpapers, Vol 2 back cover rehinged. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. 2 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L&#146;AGE D&#146;OR

      Paris: Les Editions de la Roseraie, 1926. First Edition and one of only 38 copies on Hollande Van Gelder paper, signed by both Hesse and Vertés and numbered. This copy with an original at the front signed by Vertés, 11 original lithographs in colours, 1 suite of 11 lithographs in black, 4 plates showing 4 states of one plate and 2 plates showing 2 states of one plate. 4to, finely bound in full red crushed goatskin and signed G. Cretté, the spine lettered in gilt, the inner covers of red goatskin, with a gilt fillet line enclosing a panel of moire silk, the free-fly of moire silk on paper, two free pages of finely marbled paper in French design. A subtle and exquisite binding by one of the reknown binders of France. The original wrappers and spine panel are preserved and bound handsomely into the binding. Protected by a luxurious slipcase of finely marbled paper gilt over boards, the tips and edges all covered in the same red goatskin as the binding. (6), 86 pp., + lithographs and original. A very fine copy, the spine lightly mellowed FIRST EDITION AND ONE OF ONLY 38 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED BY VERTÉS AT THE FRONT OF THE VOLUME. TWO STATES OF THE PLATES AND ADDITIONAL STATES OF TWO PLATES. RARE THUS.

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        HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. 1864 - 1901. PEINTRE

      Paris H. Floury 1926. 20x26.5 cm., 309 pp., édition avec portrait de Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec en frontispice en n/b par E. Vuillard, 9 réproductions en couleurs, une pointe sèche originale et des illustrations en couleurs et en n/b hors-texte et dans le texte, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d&#39;éditeur. Tirage limité.

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        L&#39;orage dans le steppe. Roman de moeurs siberiennes

      Pekin: Imprimerie de la Politique de Pekin,, 1926. first edition; narrow quarto, [iv], 144 pp., leaves doubled Chinese style; later quarter cloth, the retained paper covers browned and have darkened the adjoining blanks but not the text, a very good copy; a novel of the Counter-Revolution in Siberia, probably with some ulterior motive, the author was an associate of Baron Leon Viktorovich de Hoyer a.k.a. intrigue personified . Photos available upon request.

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        Lettres Espagnoles by Jacques De Lacretelle

      Paris: Societe D&#39;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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        The Torrents of Spring

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1926. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. One corner bumped but a very good copy in the tanned and lightly marked dust jacket with some minor loss at the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first printing.

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        Torrents of Spring, The

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. First Printing. 8vo: [8],143,[1]pp.Publisher&#39;s finely woven midnight-green cloth (appearing almost black)f, spine and upper cover lettered in scarlet, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Better than Near Fine (slight lean, fronrtend papers toned, several marginal stains to text) copy of Hemingway&#39;s first novel and second book to be published in America, one of only 1250 copies printed. Provenance: circular blindstamp of Ray McRae to front fly leaf, small bookseller&#39;s ticket of Brentano&#39;s, Paris, to lower paste down. Hanneman A4.A.& & The author&#39;s first novel, published by Scribner&#39;s after Boni and Liveright rejected it. In this slim volume, Hemingway parodied Sherwood Anderson&#39;s Dark Laughter (1925), and because Anderson was under contract with Boni and Liveright, that publisher chose not to publish the parody. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, The Torrents of Spring was on one level a declaration of literary independence (Anderson had served as something of a mentor to Hemingway), but many scholars also suspect Hemingway wrote the parody to escape from his three-book contract with Boni and Liveright. If that was the case, the plan worked, and Scribner&#39;s became Hemingway&#39;s publisher for the rest of his life. Still, some reviewers saw the book as a detour in Hemingway&#39;s own career, because Torrents of Spring had little in common with the excellent short stories he had published in his first U.S. book, In Our Time. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Torrents of Spring

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1926 First edition, first printing of the author&#39;s first novel. One of 1250 copies. Original publisher&#39;s cloth. A near fine copy with minor wear at the spine tips, spine lettering a bit dimmed, else fine. A nice, bright and clean copy. Much nicer than usual.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS and THE WAR YEARS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company , ca. 1926-1943. 6 volumes. Early issues of THE WAR YEARS and in the matching format of THE PRAIRIE YEARS. With 426 half-tones of photographs, and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents, and with over 100 maps, additional photographs, and facsimiles. Large 8vo, beautifully bound in three-quarter red crushed morocco for Charles E. Lauriat, the spines righly gilt with raised bands gilt tooled, separating the compartments, which are lettered in two panels and decorated in the remaing four with gilt ornamental devices at the centers, sides with gilt lines bordering the morocco, t.e.g. xvi, 480; vi, 482 including index; xxxi, 660; xi, 655; xiii, 673; xii, 515 + index A very fine, pleasing and handsome set, the bindings very attractive with very little indication of use, internally uncommonly fresh with no foxing whatsoever. AN EXTREMELY PLEASING AND FINELY BOUND SET OF THIS CLASSIC WORK, STILL THE BEST AND MOST DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. Carl Sandburg was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his Complete Poems (1950), and then again for his Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939). The Prairie Years&#146; covers Lincoln&#146;s life from his birth to his first inauguration. Originally printed in two volumes, the author himself has this to say about this edition, &#147;I first planned this book for one large volume. When completed, however, it was necessary for initial publication to issue it in two... It is [here] made available to a large part of the public I had in mind all the time.&#148; The War Years covers the Civil War period until Lincoln&#146;s death by assassination shortly after war&#146;s end. In a real sense, this is the definitive biography of Lincoln, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of paintings, drawings and sketches. Carl Sandburg felt a close tie to Abraham Lincoln because of similar childhood experiences. Sandburg&#146;s and Lincoln&#146;s youths had not been easy. Their understanding of the common man was mutual. Each in his own lifetime would think of himself as a common man, a struggler from among ordinary people, according to one historian. Sandburg put it this way: &#147;There&#146;s a certain level of human existence below which one must sometime have lived if one is to really know the ways of the masses.&#148; Reviewers from all over the world called Sandburg&#146;s book a classic. Sandburg, with a reputation as a labor advocate, gained favor with Republicans. After the first two volumes were published, William Randolph Hearst offered Sandburg a job with substantial pay and the Republican Party invited him to be the main speaker at the Lincoln Dinner. When Sandburg died in 1967, it was said of him what he had once said of Lincoln: &#147;Now he belongs to the ages.&#148;..Franchere

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        Zurück zu Methusalem

      Bln., S. Fischer (1926).. 8.-10. Aufl. 8°. 429 S., 1 Bl. OLn. Mit eh. Widmung des Verfassers a. d. Vortit., dat. [19]24.

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        TITANS. Signed

      London: MacMillan, 1926 First Edition of E. J. Pratt&#39;s two powerful epic poems, collecting the widely read and acclaimed, The Cachalot, Signed by the Canadian poet on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in black cloth, orange paper labels printed in black to the front board and spine in a bright, fresh minimally restored illustrated dustwrapper, price intact. Small 8vo. 68 pp. Rare in dustwrapper.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        ULYSSES

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. The first printing of Ulysses to have the type entirely reset, work accomplished with Joyce&#146;s participation, the 8th printing overall and one of the key Shakespeare and Company printings, very early and desirable. Small 4to, in a handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter green morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spine evenly toned to a pleasant honey color and with simple raised bands ruled in blind, red morocco label lettered and framed in gilt, t.e.g. (6), 735 pp. A very desirable copy in contemporary binding, the paper still quite fresh for this title and all very sturdy and sound. With a bit of quite pleasant and expected mellowing by time. ONE OF THE KEY PRINTINGS BY SYLVIA BEACH&#146;S SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY OF THIS LANDMARK OF 20th CENTURY LITERATURE. It is the first reprinting of the work to use entirely reset type. The work was accomplished with Joyce&#146;s participation. The copy is bound as is often found on printings of the period in a simple style designed to draw little attention to itself due the controversy of the text within. In all a highly collectable copy. ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute, consciously or unconsciously, to Joyce&#39;s influence. Burgess as well pronounced it the greatest single work in the English literature of the century, and he was not alone in that opinion. At the beginning of the present century the Modern Library placed ULYSSES in the number one spot on their 100 best books of the 20th century list.

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        Sovetskoe Foto. Sovetskoye Foto. Soviet Photo. No. 1 First issue

      Moscow: OGONEK. Very Good. 1926. First Edition. Magazine. Spine rubbed, three unobtrusive staple holes, a little light staining to upper part of some pages. Generally in very good condition.; Leading article by A. V. Lunacharsky. Articles by Lunacharsky, Zhemchuzhny, Mikulin, photograph by Shayhet Shaihet, Leonidov&#39;s Lenin article and photo. 10,000 printed. RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE & RUSSIAN SILVER AGE original editions: New collection of c.200 items in stock. Photos of all books available on request. See our RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE catalogue. ; 32 pages .

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        The Story of My Sufferings

      New York: Mendel Beilis Publishing Company, 1926. First Edition. Quarto (27cm). Green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 264pp. Signed by Beilis on front endpaper, with his authentication stamp above signature. Slightly worn copy, with cracks to hinges, rubbing to board edges and spine ends; Good. & & Autobiography of Mendel Beilis, victim of the notorious "Beilis Affair" of 1913, in which Beilis, a Jewish brick-factory supervisor, was accused by antisemitic prosecutors of carrying out the "ritual killing" of a Kiev teenager. Beilis was eventually acquitted, but not before spending two years in prison and enduring a vicious series of antisemitic attacks in the Russian press. The current autobiography, published after Beilis&#39;s emigration to New York, was published first in Yiddish; American and Russian translations followed in the same year. Signed copies are uncommon.

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        Le Journal d&#39;une Femme de Chambre by Octave Mirbeau [The Journal of a Chambermaid]

      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&#39;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&#39;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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        Les Sept Péchés Capitaux

      Les Sept Péchés Capitaux. Giraudoux, Jean and other authors. Paris: Kro, 1926 MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985). Les sept Péchés capitaux. Texts by: Jean Giraudoux, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, André Salmon, Max Jacob, Jacques de Lacretelle, Joseph Kessel. Eaux-fortes de Marc Chagall. The complete set of 15 unsigned etchings, representing the seven deadly sins, on wove paper. Text in French. Ref: Kornfeld 47d-61 d. Skira 45. Mahé III, 416. Meyer, Bibliographie 102. Cramer books 7.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      [New York]: Grosset & Dunlap, [1926]. Hard Cover. Very good condition in a good condition dust jacket. Title page printed in black. Bound in publisher&#39;s original black cloth with red paper labels on the front cover and spine stamped in black. Pastedown endpapers are browned. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has chips and closed tears to the extremities and the spine is sunned. Top edge of book is red and partially faded. Unclipped dust jacket without price. Better than it sounds. Image available on request.

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        Beschreibendes Verzeichnis Der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. VIII.Band : Die Illuminierten Handschriften Und Inkunabeln Der Nationalbibliothek in Wien, Teil II & III

      Karl W.Hiersemann. Wrs. 2 Parts (in 2 vols.). II.Teil : "Die deutschen romanischen Handschriften". Mit 44 Tafeln davon 1 farbenlichtdruck und 2 heliogravuren und 236 Abbildungen im Texte. Leipzig 1926. 466pp. Index. Not rebinding. III.Teil :"Die romanischen Handschriften des Abendlandes mit Ausnahme der deutschen Handschriften" mit 2 Tafeln und 149 Abbildungen im Texte. Leipzig 1927. 162pp. Index.; 4to .

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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 Ambrosian&#339;" 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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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 &#39;Harry&#39; and &#39;Caresse&#39; 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, &#39;for Sis / with love / from Harry&#39; 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 &#39;Sis&#39; is Sister Caswell, a friend of Harry&#39;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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        SONNETS FOR CARESSE

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#146; 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&#146;s original paintings and including 3 colour maps, one of which is folding. Thick royal 8vos, publisher&#146;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&#146;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&#39; 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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        WINNIE THE POOH

      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&#39;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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        WINNIE THE POOH

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Modern Firsts [p206], Shorter Cambridge English Lit. [1387-1389]. &#39;Winnie the Pooh&#39; listed in Modern Library&#39;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&#39;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&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39; [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&#39;s books were so successful and thus defining him as a children&#39;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&#39;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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