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        Sister Carrie.

      Boni and Liverlight, New York 1926. Reprint edition. 557 pages. Orig. red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and gilt frame on the front cover. Near fine-, with only very minor wear.. Inscribed by Theodore Dreiser on the flyleaf to the translator Haldor Logan: 'For Haldor Logan from Theodore Dreiser / (This was the first - and the first to be suppressed) / 1926.** The book was originally published in 1900, but was withdrawn for being too sleazy, and the original text was not available until 1981

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        [Cloth banner]: The Ladies Home Journal. Wild Money by Freeman Tilden full of Cooling Thrills

      [New York]: Grinnell Litho.. 1926. Large litho-printed cloth banner. Measuring 45" x 34". Metal grommet in each corner. Modest wear, mostly very slight fraying at the margins, very good or better. Advertisement for the latest issue of the magazine which featured a serialized novel by Tilden, an article on Douglas Fairbanks by Vachel Lindsay, and "44 other features." The banner is illustrated with an image by J. Knowles Hare of a baby with an ice cream cone on a beach, meant to illustrate the Tilden novel. A wonderful survivor -- we've only seen a few of these sorts of cloth banners advertising magazines. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Late Antique-Coptic and Islamic Textiles of Egypt

      Late Antique-Coptic and Islamic Textiles of Egypt by W. F. Volbach and Ernst Kuehnel, E. Weyhe, cloth, top of spine torn, bottom of spine slight tear, 1926, 100 plates

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        The Cubical City

      NY: Putnam's. 1926. The first and only novel by this writer who was part of the American expatriate community in Paris in the 1920s, and wrote a column for The New Yorker called "Letter from Paris" for nearly five decades. She was influential in bringing a number of contemporary artists to the attention of American readers, including Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, and Andre Gide, among others. Front hinge starting; light corner tap, a bit of faint mottling to boards; near fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket with light rubbing to the folds and a tear at the upper front spine fold. In a custom clamshell case. A very scarce book in any dust jacket, let alone one in such condition, by one of the most prominent American women writers of the Lost Generation, a groundbreaking figure in both her literary and her personal life. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Sailing Ships and Barges of the Western Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1926.. Review copy of an edition limited to 450. Buckram backed orange hardback cloth cover. Cover with sporadic soiling. Spine darkened. Contents VG. xv,82pp :: 17 hand-coloured engraved copper plates and engraved head and tail pieces :: 310mm x 200mm (12" x 8") :: Printed on Zanders handmade paper at the Curwen Press

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      Berlin: Berlag von RF Roehler, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by author "Good luck ______, Graf Luckner" This edition has added value with several pieces of ephemera - Two tickets for Admission aboard Count Luckners M S Vaterland (a tan and a green). Also a striking picture postcard w/ 5 men, 2 women and a leopard. Back says "Taken in Cage of Tiger of Jacqueline Logan - Count Luckner, Countess Lucker, Jacqueline Logan, movie producer, ______, ________, ______ 318 pages;135 illustrations; original pictorial cover; fold out map. Pages have some tanning and back cover is beginning to detach from spine. Please note language.

      [Bookseller: Chrysalis Books]
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        Rare Extradition Papers for a Missourian ìcharged with and convicted of the crime of forgery ÿ a fugitive from the justice of the United States, supposed to have taken refuge in Canadaÿî

      Partly Printed Document Signed ìCalvin Coolidgeî as President and ìFrank B. Kelloggî as Secretary of State, 1.5p, 10.5î x 16î, front & verso. Washington, January 29, 1926. Completed in manuscript. Large 3.5î-diameter embossed presidential paper seal affixed next to Coolidgeís signature. Uniformly creased, light soiling, usual folds. Fine condition. To Clyde L. Lane. In part, ìWhereas, It appears, by information in due form by me received, that N.H. Stairs, alias Keith, alias Sumerfelt, alias G.H. Kaufman, charged with and charged with the crime of convicted of the crime of forgery, is a fugitive from the justice of the United States, supposed to have taken refuge in Canada; And Whereas, Application has been made to the British authorities for the extradition of said fugitive, in compliance with existing treaty stipulations between the United States of America and Great Britain; ìAnd Whereas, it is understood that, in compliance with such application, the necessary warrant is ready to be issued by the authorities aforesaid, for the delivery of the above-named fugitive into the custody of such person or persons as may be duly authorized to receive the said fugitive and bring him back to the United States for trial. Now, Therefore, You are hereby authorized and empowered, in virtue of the stipulations aforesaid, and in execution thereof, to receive the said ÿ and to take and hold him in your custody, and conduct him from such place of delivery in Canada ÿ to and into the United States, there to surrender the said ÿ to the proper authorities of the State of Missouriÿî Clyde L. Lane was a guard and later an officer at the Missouri State Prison in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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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.

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        Gypsy Life Of Betsy Wood

      Dent, UK, 1926. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Illustrator: Garside John. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. A Biography of Gypsy Woman Betsy Wood. It is of a granddaughter of Abram Wood, celebrated in a well-known Welsh englyn, Alabaina the daughter of the harpist Valentine, that Betsy Wood is herself a grandchild.'It is now nearly thirty years since I first met this gifted Gypsy woman at Beaumaris, where I was struck by her high intelligence and vast store of Gypsy and gentile folk-lore. Whether she herself shared the belief in the extraordinary superstitions, which in Romani in Welsh, or in English she would pour forth with such vividness as to thrill and astound the hearer, I never knew or sought to know. Suffice it to say that whatever drops of gentile blood ran in her veins, I have seldom encountered anyone who embodied more fully the true Gypsy spirit. She could read faces and the thoughts behind them at a glance, and had she adopted drukeriben as a profession like most of her Romany sisters, would certainly have excelled in the art of fortune-telling, long ago defined by old Syforella Wood as o bita bakh-tiben to dias 'men o beng (" the little gift with which the Devil has endowed us"). It was in Betsy's later days at Earlstown and at Prestatyn that Miss Lyster, the writer of this charming memoir, became Mrs. Wood's attached friend, and winning her full confidence as few others might, secured from her this idyllic picture of a Gypsy's life.' J. S. UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. With Head And Tailpieces By John Garside And An Introduction By John Sampson. Book - [SEE SCAN] - in Very Good boards - blind stamped lettering to spine, cloth to spine shows no sign of fading/sunning but lettering appears never to have been coloured or gilt, minor marking to the boards and light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, previous owner's inscription otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy of this Very Rare Title. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. xiv, 174 pages. Illustrator: Garside John. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 004985.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        SOUVENIRS DU VIEUX-COLOMBIER, 55 dessins originaux précédés d'un texte de Jules Romains. Signed / Envoi de L'artiste

      Paris: Claude Aveline,, 1926 MAHN (Berthold). SOUVENIRS DU VIEUX-COLOMBIER, 55 dessins originaux précédés d'un texte de Jules Romains. Signed, Envoi de L'artiste. Paris: Claude Aveline, 1926. Stiff wrappers, 8vo., 53pp / grand in-8, XII-55 pl. d'illustration, broché. FIRST EDITION / EDITION ORIGINALE. Extraordinary copy inscribed by Berthold Mahn to his fellow artist & illustrator Gus Bofa. One of 35 H.C. copies of 55 on Velin de Rives. Exemplaire exceptionelle. Edition originale tirée à 950 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci est un des 35 H.C. Vélin de Rives. In fine condition / trés bel état. Wonderful Association Copy linking these two great artists of the book.. Signed by Illustrator. 1st Edition. Illus. by Berthold Mahn.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      . Title page printed in black. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with red paper labels on the front cover and spine stamped in black. Pastedown endpapers are browned. Previous owner'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. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition in a good condition dust jacket

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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'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's books and popular magazines, including Puck, The Century, McClure's, Scribner's, and Redbook. It was a relationship that lasted until Crawford's death in 1944. The letters to Crawford stretch from Cagney's early years as a vaudevillian bit player to his emergence as one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. They demonstrate Cagney'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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        The History of Harlequin.

      With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. With cover design and decorations by Claudia Guercio and illustrations, 5 fullsize handcoloured, from contemporary sources. London: C.W. Beaumont 1926. 156 pp. No 244 of 325 copies. Publisher's decorated boards.. Signed presentation copy with a large inscription to the Danish critic Svend Kragh Jacobsen and with his bookplate

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse. Drei Teile: Fehlleistungen, Traum, Allgemeine Neurosenlehre. (5. Auflage)

      482 Seiten, 5. Auflage.Gelbes Originalleinen mit Originalschutzumschlag in Originalschuber. Neuwertiges Exemplar. In dieser Erhaltung ein Unikat.

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        Zeitschrift für psychoanalytische Pädagogik. 1. Jahrgang Heft 1 bis 11. Jahrgang Heft 3/4 (= alles Erschienene).

      Stuttgart, Hippokrates 1926 (ab April 1927 Wien, Verlag für psychoanalytische Pädagogik). Gr. 8°, Originalbroschur. Mit 73 Heften vollständiges Exemplar der wichtigsten Zeitschrift zur Anwendung der Psychoanalyse auf die Pädagogik im Originalzustand vor.

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        Wenham Lake Shooting Record and the Farm Bag 1897 to 1925

      . One of 100 copies. Presentation signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's original maroon cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Dictionary Of Anonymous And Pseudonymous English Literature. 9 Volumes

      . New and enlarged edition by Dr. James Kennedy, W.A. Smith and A.F. Johnson. Bound in original deep red cloth with lettering on spine in gilt. Ex library with usual markings. A very tight clean set in very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        BIBLIA Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Deutsch. D. Martin Luther.

      Folio. Ganzpergamentbände auf 5 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, einfacher Rücken- und Deckelfiletierung und Kopfgoldschnitt (signiert Bremer Binderei Frieda Thiersch). 5 Bände. Lehnacker 22-26 - Rodenberg 485/86 - Nr. 159 von 365 numerierten Exemplaren auf Zander Bütten.. - "Unter Zugrundelegung der Lutherschen Ausgaben von 1545 und 1546 zum Gedächtnis der vor vierhundert Jahren erfolgten Vollendung des Werkes gedruckt und herausgegeben von Carl von Kraus." - Titel und Initialen nach Vorlagen von Anna Simons. Die Drucktypen wurde von Louis Hoell für die vorliegende Ausgabe hergestellt. - Schönes Exemplar in den Einbänden der Bremer Presse.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Die Bildnisminiatur und ihre Meister. Die wiener Bildnisminiatur. - Die englische Bildnisminiatur. - Die französische Bildnisminiatur.

      31,5x25 cm. 51 S., 63 teils farbige Tafeln; 27 S., 74 teils farbige Tafeln; 44 S., 109 Tafeln. Originallederbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln, Rückenvergoldung, zweifacher Deckelfiletierung und Kopfgoldschmitt. 3 Bände. Eines von 250 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (GA 1000 numerierte Ex.). - Rücken verblasst. Kanten berieben. Titelblatt der 'Englischen Bildnisminiatur' mit schwachem Fleck, sonst iInnen sauber.

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        Légitime défense.

      8°. 26 p. Broché, couverture originale. Edition originale. - Exemplaire signé par André Breton sur la première page. - Extrait du No 8 de "La Révolution Surréaliste". - Le nom du déstinaire découpé. - Papier, comme toujour, bruni.

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        The Celestial City

      George H. Doran New York: George H. Doran. (1926). First. First American edition. Fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with a modest chip on both the front and rear panels. A novel set during the French Revolution. Scarce in jacket. .

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        Cantica Natalia. viginti hymni in honorem Nativitatis Domini nostri Jesu Christi.

      E Typographia S. Dominici apud Ditchling [Ditchling: Saint Dominic's Press] 1926.. Folio, (ii), 24, 24a, (1), 25-49, (1) pp. Twelve wood engravings, two hand coloured, including three by Eric Gill, one by David Jones, five by Desmond Chute and three by Philip Hagreen, with plainsong staves throughout printed in red with black notes, a few leaves lightly browned. Not bound, held in a custom buckram box. Originally printed for use in St. Wilfrid's Church, Burgess Hill, this grand folio was one of the few St. Dominic's books to contain hand coloured wood engravings. Including simple settings of Christmas Carols in Latin, there were ninety-five numbered copies produced in a brown cloth binding, although this example is not numbered and must have been an unused copy that was never bound. Taylor & Sewell A141.

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        Montagu Colliery Accident Enquiry 1926: INVESTIGATION into the Causes of and Circumstances attending the Inrush of Water which occurred at the Montagu View Pit, Scotswood, Northumberland on the 30th March 1925 with the loss of 38 lives.

      First Edition. Black Cloth. Very Good/N/A. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall gilt titles spine; the bound papers of the "Montagu Colliery Accident Enquiry 1926" which was held before The Right Hon. Hugh Pattison Macmillan K.C. - Commissioner (this is his signed copy) & Henry Walker Esq., C.B.E., - Technical Assessor & H.M. Inspector of Mines in the Assize Court, Moothall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 26th January, 1926 & was an investigation into the Causes of and Circumstances attending the Inrush of Water which occurred at the Montagu View Pit, Scotswood, Northumberland on the 30th March 1925 with the loss of 38 lives. This bound edition is one of, probably only at most, a handful of copies, making it both a unique & historical document. It contains the Warrant of Appointment from the Board of Trade (Mines Dept.) signed by the Secretary for Mines appointing The Right Hon. Hugh Pattison Macmillan K.C. as commissioner & a later letter from him thanking the Commissioner; the H.M.S.O. printed report of the enquiry with maps; Index of witnesses called & who they were Cross-examined by; List of Appearances by various officials; Minutes of Proceedings for both days of the enquiry - (198 pages in all); Correspondence; History of previous legislation on the subject with special reference to Deposition of Plans of Abandoned Mines & the H.M.S.O. printed report, again with maps, on a similar disaster at the Redding Colliery, Falkirk, Stirlingshire - 2 years earlier. Signed - "H. P. Macmillan K.C." on the title page of the Minutes of the First Day of the enquiry. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE.

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        Heyward thanks a book reviewer who compliments his portrayal of the soul of ìthe primitive negro, uneducated, and unspoiled by contaminationî in ìPorgyî ñ ìan everlasting delightful bookÿî

      Typed Letter Signed ìDuBose Heyward,î 1p, 8.5î x 11î. Charleston, S.C., March 5, 1926. To writer David Warren Ryder, The San Francisco Review. Light toning at edges. Fine condition. On February 14, 1926, Ryder wrote Heyward, in part, ìThe primitive negro, uneducated, and unspoiled by contamination, has always been a subject of fascinating interest to me; and your portrayal of his soul in ëPorgyí is in its excellence beyond anything I have ever read. I shall take pleasure in reviewing the book for our little group of readers Ã? You may be sure that I shall spread the glory of ëPorgyí about amongst my friends and acquaintances. It is, I repeat, an everlasting delightful bookÃ?î Ryder also asks Heyward ìwhat other books you have written. In some way I have got the notion that you are the author of a book of poemsÃ?î Ryderís retained carbon is present. Heywardís reply, in full, ìPlease let me thank you for the friendly impulse that prompted you to write your recent letter about ëPorgyí. I am more than pleased that you like the book and will appreciate any word that you may say for it in your paper. I have previously published two volumes of poetry: ëCarolina Chansonsí, in collaboration with Hervey Allen, and ëSkylines and Horizonsí, both through the Macmillan Company. If you will write to Miss Hutchinson, publicity Department of The Macmillan Company, and ask for the books for review in your magazine, I am sure that she will be glad to send you copies. With kindest regards, and assuring you again of my appreciation of your interestÃ?î ìPorgyî was adapted by Heywardís wife Dorothy into a 1927 play which inspired the 1935 opera ìPorgy and Bessî with music by George Gershwin.

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        Episoden des Untergangs.

      2°, 137 S., 6 Textabb., 1 Orig.-Lithogr., 1 Deckelillustr., Kopfgoldschnitt, OPgt. in Kart.-Schuber, Schuber angeschmutzt, Buch tadellos. Ex. Nr. 13/50 der Vorzugsausgabe in Pergament (Horodisch 119). Die als Frontispiz eingebundene Orig.-Lithographie ist von A. Kubin signiert. (Der Tod als Schütze beim Anspannen des Bogens. Wer mag das nächste Opfer sein? Sie vielleicht?).

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        Le thé du capitaine Sogoub. Nouvelle.

      8°, Fronti., 42 S., 6 Radierungen., Brosch. m. Transparent-OU., OU m. kl. Randläsuren, min. gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar. Nr. 887/1260. «Illustrée d' images hors-texte gravées par Nathalie Gontcharova.» Auf Vélin d'Annonay. Natalija Sergejewna Gontscharowa (1881-1962), russische Malerin, die der russischen Avantgarde zugerechnet wird. Joseph Kessel (1898-1979), französischer Journalist, Abenteurer und Romancier. Text frz.

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        White Buildings

      New York: Boni and Liveright. 1926. First. First edition, second issue. Foreword by Allen Tate. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Hart Crane's own copy of his first book, with his later ownership Signature: "Hart Crane, Aug. '31" and his bookplate on the front pastedown. Apparently Hart Crane's mother either gave away or sold some of his bookplates shortly after his death to Crane's good friend, the bookseller Samuel Loveman, thus resulting in occasional "association copies" surfacing. However, all of the books that we have seen Signed by him (with the exception of the Signed edition of The Bridge) were from his personal library. .

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        Au Royaume de la Perle

      Paris L'Edition D'Art -H. Piazza, 1926. Bound in original blue, gold and silver wraps with a title label to front cover. Encased in silver tri-fold chemise. 4to. Edition Limited to 1500 numbered copies of which this is #1113 Printed on Japanese vellum and illustrated by decorative title-page, 10 tipped-in tissue-guarded colour plates and elaborate chapter headings by Edmond Dulac. Usual vertical strip wear to spine, a few spots of very mild occassional foxing ( not affecting plates ). A Very Good copy of this extraordinary Dulac work.

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      New York Newark N. J.: Barse & Hopkins Publishers New York, Newark, N. J.: Barse & Hopkins Publishers,. [1926]. original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Top edge of text block dusty, else a fine copy in very good three-. color pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, shallow fraying. with some loss at spine ends, some dust soiling to rear panel, and. clipped price. The striking jacket is rarely seen. (#109902). First edition. Science fiction thriller of search for deadly bacillus stolen by criminal mastermind. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1994. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 678. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 12899. Hubin (1994), p. 730.

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      Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, (1926). Fine. No. 865 of 985 copies 8vo. XI, 178p. With brilliant illustrations by Etienne Dinet and decorations by Mohammed Racim. Title-page in colors and gilt, every page with color frames, the chapter heads in colors and gilt. Original wrappers in color and gilt featuring peacocks bound in. Bound in half green crushed morocco with marbled sides, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles on a black ground

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        Souvenir Commemorating the Visit of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, K.G., Etc., to Standeven & Co. Ltd., Ladyship Mills, Halifax, England, October 15th, 1926.

      Privately published by the Company. A fine morocco-bound privately published photographic souvenir album, 12 x 9 inches, 30 x 23 cms. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "With the compliments ... J. Standeven, Director, Xmas 1926". The work contains 56 gravure-printed photographs, mostly 5.5 x 3.5 inches, 14 x 10 cms, laid-down on thick grey card, one side only, and tissue-guarded. Many employees of the company shown in the group photographs listed below are named in the captions. There are photographs of: The Prince of Wales; 3 Standeven family members; Engraving of Ladyship Mills;, Company representatives from home and abroad; Arrival and departure of royalty; Engines in power department; Combing Department and Sample (Colour) Mixing; Drawing Departments; Spinning and Winding Departments; Spinning Shed; Beaming Departments; Weaving Departments; Pattern Dressing and Warp Reaching-In and Twisting; Weft Room and Colour Matching; Burling and Mending Departments; Finishing Departments; Piece Warehouse and Designing; Offices; Spinning Department machinery and staff; Weaving and Twisting Department staff; Warehousemen and Supervisors; Managers, Foremen and Office Staff; Works Garage. An example of this same title, also inscribed by J. Standeven and in the same morocco presentation binding and with the same photographs, although catalogued as being "silver prints" as opposed to our own gravure, sold for £1,276.00 including buyer's premium at Bonham's Yorkshire Sale in Harrogate on the 20th November 2007. Only two copies can be located in British Libraries (Halifax and York).(Price includes postage UK)

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        Television. Very fine copy in very fine dust jacket

      Pitman London: Pitman, 1926. First edition. First Book on Television in English: Superb CopyDinsdale, Alfred. Television: Seeing by wireless. 8vo. 62pp. London: W. S. Caines for Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. 186 x 125 mm. Original printed paper boards, pictorial dust-jacket. Very fine copy. Boxed.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's early experiments, Dinsdale writes: "Baird's weird apparatus-old bicycle sprockets, biscuit tins, cardboard discs and bullseye lenses, all tied together with sealing wax and string-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 . . ." (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 copy we are offering is in nearly pristine condition, and is the finest copy we have seen in our four decades in business. The Richard Green copy, with a tape repair on the back panel of the dust-jacket and some minor rubbing, sold at Christie's on June 17, 2008 for $16,250.00. Shiers, Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide to 1940, 841.

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        Aufmarsch des Nationalismus. (Der Aufmarsch des...) Herausgegeben (und mit einem Vorwort) von Ernst Jünger.

      XX, 69,1 Seiten, 1 Bl. mit Verlagswerbung. Or.-Halbleineneinband. Kl.8vo. (= Der Vormarsch. Kampfschrift des deutschen Nationalsozialismus. Schriftl. Friedrich Hielscher) Seltene Variante! Erste Ausgabe dieser Schrift, vergl. W/GII/1; Blank, Kat. 44 / Nr. 851; Mühleisen C1, Seite 80 (für Ernst Jünger). Diese Variante ist wohl eine "Neuauflage" der Ausgabe in "Vormarsch-Verlag". Buchblock und Vorrede sowie der Einband identisch mit "C1". Hier nur das Titelblatt mit anderem Ort und Verlag. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Sveriges fåglar och fågelbon I-VI.

      Med fågelbilder utförda i färgljustryck efter originalmålningar av Fil. D:r Gustaf Swenander. Lund C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag 1926-54. Folio. (10),412 s; (8),420; (8),423; (8),428; (8),467; (8),269,(3 sista blank) s. + 259-261,(1 blank). Register över beskrivna fåglar.) Illustrerad med 144 planscher i färg och 654 i svart/vitt + 4 i svart/vitt. Fem originalhalvskinnband samt Sjätte delen halvskinnband med ej helt uniforma guldstämplar på ryggen. Marmorerade snitt. Ryggar på Första och Andra delen blekta och något fläckade. Tredje och Fjärde delen med några repor på ryggarna. De första åtta onumrerade sidorna, sidorna 232-269,(3) samt Register till beskrivna fåglar sidorna 259-261,(1) löst bifogade i skadad originalmapp 253e-255e häftena. Även fyra planscher löst bifogade Häckningsterräng för årta/Boplats för årta, Häckningsterräng för årta. Dessa två finns även i Femte delen. Dessutom Bo av årta som litograferad och tryckt. Fuktfläck nedre yttre hörn från sidan 417 till slutet i Fjärde delen. Större sista plansch, två sista bladen och eftersättsblad. Femte delen med lagning sidan 467, två korta revor. Namnteckning på försättsblad i Första delen. I planscherregister är planscherna förbockade med blyerts. 35 x 26 cm.. Register till beskrivna fåglar sidorna 259-261,(1) ersattes av ett Tillägg och finns där som sidorna 267-69

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      Famiglia Meneghina In-16 gr., 33 voll., bross. orig. (6 rileg. in tela). Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" di questa celebre raccolta di storia e letteratura milanese, in tiratura limitata. Alcuni titoli, particolarmente importanti per la storia e la cultura di Milano e Lombardia, sono qui pubblicati in prima edizione. Solo qualche bross. con tracce d?uso altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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      1926. Very Good. GRAY, Harold. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, VOLS. 1-9. New York: Cupples & Leon Company (1926-1933). Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the series. All with very good jackets, some with edge chipping and light soil. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD has a small chip to bottom of spine, else the books are in excellent condition, clean and bright. 1. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE 2. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN THE CIRCUS 3. LITTLE ORPHAN AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE 4. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD 5. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE NEVER SAY DIE! 6. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE SHIPWRECKED 7. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE A WILLING HELPER 8. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN COSMIC CITY 9. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND UNCLE DAN The nine books together:

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        Poems 1909-1925.

      London: Faber and Gwyer, 1926.. Second impression. 8vo. (ii), 100 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with printed white spine label, dust jacket, not price clipped, the poet Henry Newbolt's copy with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, a later gift inscription beneath. Some mild wear at the corners of the jacket, very slight weakening to the hinges at a few points, but still holding and an excellent copy overall. An early collection bringing together Eliot's seminal works Prufrock (1917), Poems (1920), The Waste Land (1922) and The Hollow Men (1925). The poet, novelist and historian Henry Newbolt is now very much associated with the previous, more staid, Edwardian generation and the Empire, though both writers contributed poems in Faber's Ariel Poems series published between 1927 and 1931. Cf. Gallup A8a for the first impression, which was published the year before.

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        Zur Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgänge. (On the Quantum Mechanics of Collision). + Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgängee. (Quantum Mechanics of Collision). + Das Adiabatenprincip in der Quantenmechanik. (The Adiabatic Principle in Quantum Physics). In all 3 papers.

      Berlin, Julius Springer, 1926-27. 8vo. Bound in one nice hcalf with gilt borders and gilt lettering to spine. All three papers published in "Zeitschrift für Physik". 1. Title-page for volume 37, pp. 863-67. - 2. Title-page for volume 38, pp.. 803-27. - 3. Title-page for volume 40, pp.167-192. Title-pages with stamp. Clean and fine.. First editions of all three papers, which together constitute Born's main contributions to Quantum Mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1954. In his famous series of papers on wave mechanics Schrödinger stated his equation describing the behavior of the wave function. However, Schrödinger did not himself arrive at a proper physical interpretation of the wave function itself - this is due to Born. Just a few days after Schrödinger's fourth and final paper was published, Born successfully interpreted the wave function as probability amplitude. His relatively brief paper (the first offered here) was originally meant to be published in the weekly magazine "Die Naturwissenschaften" but due to lack of space in this journal it was forwarded to the 'Zeitschrift'. The next paper offered, with the same title, is an elaboration of the first. In the third paper Born used the adiabatic principle to further support his statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics

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        Autograph letter signed, Radclyffe Hall, to a Miss Stitch regarding an invitation from the Writer's Circle to speak on her novel "Adam's Breed"..

      She writes that she is "greatly honoured that the Circle would care to hear me, and will do my best to give some idea as to how I evolved 'Adam's Breed'. I could speak on Monday October 18th at 6.45, if that will do, but I should like you to let me know for how long you would like me to speak.....". 37 Holland Street, Kensington, W.8. 28th June 1926. 1 1/4 sides 8vo on 2 conjoined leaves, on cream paper; remains of an album leaf on the blank reverse of the second side. Very good.

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      SOCIETA' EDITRICE D'ARTE ILLUSTRATA 1926 In 4°; 207 pag.; ill. capilettera, finalini xilografati da F. Gamba, legatura in pelle, rilegatura con copertura in pelle con metallo sbalzato sul recto e verso come da foto, evidentemente realizzata in via eccezionale come dono della municipalità a personaggio politico nel 1951. Edizione a cura di Marino Parenti, tirata in esemplari numerati (la nostra è n. 774 su 1500) ma riteniamo che la copertura sia unica. Ottima edizione su carta pregiata. Pagine un po' ingiallite dal tempo, grandi margini. Dedica della municipalità di Assisi con firma del sindaco a personaggio politico dell'epoca e datato 8 settembre 1951 per il XIII Congresso Eucaristico Nazionale..

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. First State, with the word "stopped" spelled incorrectly as "stoppped" on p.181, line 26. Octavo (20cm); smooth black cloth with gold paper labels on spine and front panel, lettered and ruled in black; dustjacket; 259pp. Gold labels a bit dulled, with some creasing and a few scratches (though still perfectly legible); faint dampstain to front panel, a bit frayed at the spine ends, with minute wear to corner tips and bottom edge. Bookplate of capitalist George H. Bissinger on front pastedown, with a tiny stain to the same, else clean throughout; Very Good+. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped, with shallow chipping, tears and wear along the edges, and a triangular chip on the lower left corner of the rear panel affecting part of the text; spine is toned, with several old cellotape mends to verso of same; a Very Good presentable example. Hemingway's second novel, and one that became synonymous with the "Lost Generation." HANNEMAN A6.a. CONNOLLY 100.

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      1926. 1. THOMPSON,RUTH PLUMLY. CURIOUS CRUISE OF CAPTAIN SANTA. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1926). 4to, cloth, pictorial paste-on, 124p. slightest of cover soil, else near fine. 1st edition. A Santa - Christmas fantasy, this is illustrated in 3-colors on every page by J.R. NEILL. This is the only non- Oz collaboration of these two.

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        LE PAPIER. Recherches et notes pour servir à l'histoire du papier, principalement à Troyes et aux environs depuis le quatorzième siècle. Avec préface par Henri Stein. 2 Volumes,

      Paris: A L'Enseigne du Pégase, 1926. . 675 copies, folio, (410x275mm), xiv,266; [iv],(267-)531p. hand-coloured frontispiece and 78 plates (including 5 hand-coloured, 3 maps - 2 with added hand-colour, and 55 plates of watermarks (printed in sepia) or ream wrappers (printed in red) including 15 folding and showing the watermarks in the paper, & many text illustrations. A good copy, uncut in original quarter vellum, blue cloth sides, the later a little discoloured at the edges. Described by John Bidwell as a book that 'with its de luxe format and abundant facsimile documentation, rivals the Dard Hunter productions.' This monumental study of papermaking in the important region around Troyes in France covers technical considerations, social and economic conditions in some 30 paper mills in the area. The second volume is devoted to all known artisans who worked in the mills, plus apprentices and paper merchants and the watermarks of the mills. Of this latter the folding plates show watermarks actually formed in the paper. Beautifully printed by Protat in a re-casting of Deberny types on a special making of Royal Canson et Mongolfier handmade paper. Of particular note is that the folding plates in volume two that reproduce watermarks formed in the sheets from wire designs recreated for this edition.

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        Troilus and Criseyde.

      Edited by Arundell del Re. Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press 1926-1927. 2 Bl., XI (1), 309 (5) S., 3 Bl., OHolzschnitt-Titel, 5 OHolzschnitt-Zwischentitel, 5 ganzs. OHolzschnitte, ca. 280 (60 wiederholte) OHolzschnitt-Bordüren, 4 OHolzschnitt-Schluß-Vignetten, 57 OHolzschnitt-Initialen in Rot und Blau von Eric Gill. Braun-rotes OHNiger-Maroquin m. handumstochenem Kapital a. 5 echten Bünden, RTitel in Gold, farb. Tunk-Papier-Bezug d. Deckel, KGoldschnitt (sign.: Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London). Gr. 4°. Chanticleer 50; Evan Gill 279; The Artist and the Book 119; Franklin 142-144. In 219 num. Expl. (Gesamtauflage 225 Expl.) unter Druckleitung von Robert Gibbings in Caslon O. F.-Type in Schwarz, Rot und Blau auf handgeschöpftem Kelmscott-Bütten auf der Handpresse gedruckt. Pressen-Signet in Schwarz. Das erste bedeutende, buchillustratorische Werk von Eric Gill. »A satisfying book. Owing to the small number of copies printed this copy is rare«. Rücken geringfügig aufgehellt, oberes Kapital kaum merklich berieben. Gutes, frisches, 2-seitig unbeschnittenes Expl.

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        Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem, I-IV. [with:] Über das Verhältnis der Heisenberg-Born-Jordanschen Quantenmechanik zu der meinen.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1926. First edition.

      An exceptional set in original wrappers of Schrödinger's creation of wave mechanics and his announcement of the Schrödinger equation.<br/><br/> "In January 1926, Schrödinger published in Annalen der Physik the paper 'Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem' [tr. Quantization as an Eigenvalue Problem] on wave mechanics and presented what is now known as the Schrödinger equation. In this paper he gave a derivation of the wave equation for time independent systems, and showed that it gave the correct energy eigenvalues for a hydrogen-like atom. This paper has been universally celebrated as one of the most important achievements of the twentieth century, and created a revolution in quantum mechanics and indeed of all physics and chemistry. A second paper was submitted just four weeks later that solved the quantum harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor and the diatomic molecule, and gave a new derivation of the Schrödinger equation. A third paper in May showed the equivalence of his approach to that of Heisenberg and gave the treatment of the Stark effect. A fourth paper in this most remarkable series showed how to treat problems in which the system changes with time, as in scattering problems. These papers were the central achievement of his career and were at once recognized as having great significance by the physics community." (Wikipedia).<br/><br/> Brandt, Harvest of a Century, no. 39.. 8vo (226 x 146 mm), 5 issues of Annalen der Physik. Part I: vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 361-76; II: vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 489-527; III: vol. 80, no. 13, pp. 437-490; IV: vol. 81, no. 18, pp. 109-139; and 'Über das Verhältnis...': vol. 79, no. 8, pp. 734-56. All five issues in original printed wrappers, light chipping to extremeties, spine strips with some very well done paper restoration, Roman numbering I-V in red pencil to each issues, very rare in orginal wrappers

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        Ceylon. The Land of Eternal Charm.

      London: Hutchinson, 1926.. Large thick 8vo. (23 x 16 cm). pp.xxxi + 352. 87 photo plates and 4 plates in colour. Dark navy blue cloth, gilt to spine, slightly sunned to top edge and margin of front cover. Endpapers lightly browned. Warm gift inscription in ink from the author to front free endpaper. To my dear and esteemed friend Yousef Philippe Gelat Bey, in grateful remembrance and with the very kind regards and best compliments of the Author, Ali Fouad Toulba, Cairo, Feb 19, 1927. A near fine copy.

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        The Quantum Theory of the Electron.London: Harrison, 1928. First edition.

      A fine copy in original wrappers of the discovery of the 'Dirac equation'. "The relativistic wave equation of the electron ranks among the highest achievements of twentieth-century science" (Pais, Inward Bound, p. 290).<br/><br/> "Even with... the many successful applications of quantum mechanics to spectroscopy and other areas of physics, the theory was not without problems. There was, for example, the question of the relationship between relativity and quantum mechanics. If quantum mechanics was really a fundamental theory of the microcosmos, it ought to be consistent with the fundamental theory of macroscopic bodies, the (special) theory of relativity. Yet it was obvious from the very beginning that this was not the case. The Schrödinger equation is of the second order in the space derivative and of the first in the time derivative, in contradiction to the theory of relativity. It was not too difficult to construct a relativistic quantum wave equation, such as Schrödinger had already done privately and as Oskar Klein, Walter Gordon, and several other physicists did in 1926-27. Unfortunately, this equation, known as the Klein-Gordon equation, did not result in the correct fine structure of hydrogen and it proved impossible to combine it with the spin theory that Pauli had proposed in 1927. The solution appeared in January 1928, when Dirac published his classical paper on 'The Quantum Theory of the Electron', which included a relativistic wave equation that automatically incorporated the correct spin. Dirac's equation was of the same general form as Schrödinger's equation... and included matrices with four rows and four columns; correspondingly the Dirac wave function had four components. Most remarkably, without introducing the spinning electron in advance, the equation contained the correct spin. In a certain, unhistorical sense, had spin not been discovered empirically, it would have turned up deductively from Dirac's theory. The new theory was quickly accepted when it turned out that the Dirac eigenvalue equation for a hydrogen atom resulted in exactly the same energy equation that Sommerfeld had derived in 1916. Dirac's relativistic wave equation marked the end of the pioneering and heroic phase of quantum mechanics, and also marked the beginning of a new phase" (Kragh, Quantum Generations, p. 167). <br/><br/> While the paper was in press, "Dirac wrote to Max Born in Göttingen, not mentioning his new equation except in a ten-line postscript, where he spelt out the reasoning that had led to it. Born showed these words to his colleagues, who regarded the equation as 'an absolute wonder'. Jordan and Wigner, who were working on the problem that Dirac had solved, were flabbergasted. Jordan, seeing his rival walk off with the prize, sank into depression. <br/><br/> "When the equation appeared in print at the beginning of February, it was a sensation. Though most physicists struggled to understand the equation in all its mathematical complexities. The consensus was that Dirac had done something remarkable, the theorists equivalent of a hole in one. For the first time in his career, he had shown that he was capable of tackling one of the toughest problems of the day and beating his competitors to the solution, hands down. The American theoretician John Van Vleck later likened Dirac's explanation of electron spin to 'a magician's extraction of rabbits from a silk hat'. John Slater, soon to be a colleague of Van Vleck's at Harvard, was even more effusive: 'we can hardly conceive of anyone else having thought of [the equation]. It shows the peculiar power of the sort of intuitive genius which he has possessed more than perhaps any of the other scientists of the period'." (Farmelo, The Strangest Man, pp. 143-4).. Pp 610-624 in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 117, No. 778. The complete issue (February 1) offered here in original wrappers, a very fine copy without any markings or institutional stamps. Rare in wrappers

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        Portrait of Basil Creighton: Pen and ink, pencil and wash portrait of Basil Creighton, with a small piece missing from top edge, 408 x 385 mm. Basil Creighton (c.1886-1989) was a prolific translator of German authors and an author in his own right.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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