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        KHADRA DANSEUSE OULED NAIL

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

      Grinnell Litho. [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. .

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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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        Sangschaw; together with Penny Wheep

      William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1925; 1926. Two octavo volumes. First edition of the Scottish poet Hugh M'Diarmid's first collection of poetry, in the second binding, together wth a first edition of his second book. Hugh M'Diarmid, or MacDiarmid, as it is more commonly written, was the pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve. MacDiarmid was the leading light of the Scottish Literary Renaissance that occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. He developed and wrote in a synthetic Scots vernacular that incorporated elements of many regional dialects and integrated archaic words and phrases used by Scotland's late medieval poets. Scots was fading from common and literary use and was most often only used in poetry to evoke a sense of the past; instead, MacDiarmid sought to update and revolutionize the language, making it relevant to the modern era. He also believed that the Scottish psyche could not be expressed in English alone, and as a result, he wanted to create a national voice. Sangschaw contains MacDiarmid's first Scots lyric, The Watergaw, and extensive glossaries follow the poems in both volumes. Both bound in blue cloth, with the original light blue dust wrappers lettered in black. Dust wrappers are toned to spines and margins of the panels, and each has a stray mark to the front panel. Penny Wheep has a short, closed tear to the front panel, else both are in fine condition.

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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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        I LIBRI DELLA FAMIGLIA MENEGHINA.

      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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        LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, VOLS. 1-9

      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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        I FIORETTI DI SANCTO FRANCESCO.

      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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        CURIOUS CRUISE OF CAPTAIN SANTA

      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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        Die gewebte Tüllgardine & Die farbige Übergardine

      Kunst Verlag Apell & Co. Cassel: Kunst-Verlag Apell & Co., (1926). Hardcover. vg. 2 volumes. Quarter cloth over illustrated paper-covered boards portfolio with folding flaps. Edges of flaps in cloth. Each portfolio with 12 reproductions of drawings in vibrant colors of various styles of curtains & drapes with decorative wallpaper in background. 17 of 24 tissue guards. All plates mounted on heavy card stock. Die gewebte Tüllgardine (Blatt 1-12) with illustrations of woven draperies, Die farbige Übergardine (Blatt 101-112) shows decorative colored covers for curtains. Each portfolio with booklet listing labor cost, amount of textile used, etc. of curtains depicted. Title-page: "Zusammenstellung des Stoff-Verbrauches, der Zutaten und der Arbeitslöhne. Booklets includes list with inventory numbers and manufacturers of the wallpapers. Stamp of "Hamburgische Gewerbekammer" on front wrapper of booklets. Remnants of publisher's numbered plate on front board of portfolios. Minor scuffing and staining on boards. Some tissue guards creased. Portfolios & booklets in very good, tissue guards in fair, plates in near fine condition. Text in German. Rare work with illustrations in brilliant colors. At time of entry no listings on OCLC or anywhere else online.

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        Thomas Edison SIGNED A Million and One Nights Two Volume Set

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1926. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Film History) (Signed Limited Edition) RAMSAYE, Terry. A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1926. Signed by Author. 2 Volumes. Octavo (9.75 x 6.75), hardcover, blue cloth. Signed by THOMAS EDISON! Also signed by the author, Ramsaye. Number 232 of 327 signed by both. Edison is created for inventing the motion picture camera which paved the way for the motion picture industry. This is a history of that industry up to the time of publication. Tightly bound books. Light corner bumping and toning. Very good condition.

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        Spaetantike und koptische stoffe aus aegyptischen grabfunden. staatlichen museen kaiser-friedrich-museum / aegyptisches museum schliemann-sammlung. berlino 1926

      Ril. in tela con., cm 33,5X25, pp XIII + 159 , 135 tavv ( 38 a col. inc.) con moltissime ill. in b/n..

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        Narody SSSR [The People of the USSR]

      Raduga Leningrad; Moscow: Raduga, [1926]. First edition. Softcover. g. Octavo. Unpaginated. [12]pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Remarkable collection of exquisite lithographs depicting in vibrant color the Soviet Union's various peoples in their traditional costumes. Front cover slightly age-toned along edges. Back cover damp stained at lower corner thus slightly affecting inner margin throughout (not affecting illustrations). Rusted staples. Text in Russian. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good to good+ condition.

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Yes. 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.

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        Color lithograph depicting a huntsman with horse and two hounds, holding up a pheasant

      London: Published by Williams & Norgate Ltd. Printed by H.C. Carling Oct. 3 1926 London: Published by Williams & Norgate Ltd., Printed by H.C. Carling, Oct. 3, 1926. 27 x 16 inches (image size). . Matted, framed, and glazed. Signed in pencil by the artist in the mount. Fine

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        2 autograph letters signed to Mrs. Benjamin Osgood Peirce

      1914-1926. Bridgman, Percy Williams (1881-1961). (1) Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Benjamin Osgood Peirce. N.p., n.d. [ca. January 1914]. 1 page plus integral blank. 175 x 139 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Peirce. Cambridge, Mass., October 3, 1926. 1 sheet, on letterhead of Harvard University's Jefferson Physical Laboratory. 268 x 204 mm. Together 2 items. Tiny marginal tears in 1926 letter, but both letters fine otherwise. From American physicist and philosopher of science Percy W. Bridgman, professor of physics at Harvard and winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize for his discoveries made in the field of high pressure physics, to the widow of American mathematician Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1854-1914). Peirce, author of the influential textbook Elements of the Theory of Newtonian Potential Function (1886), was instrumental in developing the teaching of mathematical physics at Harvard. Bridgman, who obtained his PhD. in physics at Harvard in 1908 and was appointed an instructor in physics by the university in 1910, would have known Peirce both as a student and as a fellow faculty member. Bridgman's first letter to Mrs. Peirce, written shortly after Peirce's death on January 14, 1914, expresses his condolences in almost poetic fashion: "We hope that these flowers may not be too late with their message of our sympathy and love. They are late because we too have been passing through a deep experience, although ours had a happy ending. Our little daughter [Jane Bridgman] was born Thursday morning. It seemed to me through the long hours of waiting that birth must be very close to death itself. I am sure that now I realize a little more than I could before all that this means to you . . ." In his second letter, written twelve years later, Bridgman thanks Mrs. Peirce for sending him Peirce's Mathematical and Physical Papers 1903-1913 (1926), which had recently been published: "This is to thank you and to let you know how highly I shall prize the collection of Professor Peirce's papers which you have just sent me. You would be surprised if you knew how many times I think of Professor Peirce as I go about the Laboratory, or as I prepare my lectures in the courses which were once his; the influence which he had I shall never forget. . . . " In 1926 Bridgman had just been appointed to Harvard's Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, which Peirce had held from 1888 until his death in 1914. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      1926. 1. (LE MAIR,H. WILLEBEEK)illus. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson. Philadelphia: McKay (1926). Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/4"), green cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in somewhat worn dust wrapper. 1st edition with Le Mair's illustrations (preceding the British edition by several years). Illustrated by Le Mair with pictorial endpapers plus 12 magnificent color plates. This is a beautiful copy of one of Le Mair's most sought after books.

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 1/2 pages on letter-size paper (with 1 1/2 inches trimmed from bottom), signed in black ink, "F. B. Long, Jr.", with five-line handwritten postscript, dated 8 October 1929, to "Dear Mr. Derleth" [August Derleth]

      Faint fold creases and minor edge nicks, very good overall. (#116740). Long's first letter to Derleth, written in reply to one from Derleth. As Long mentions here, he had heard about Derleth from H. P. Lovecraft (whom he had known at this point for almost ten years; he would remain one of HPL's best friends) and says here that he had occasionally thought of writing him "but during the past few months I've been too morbidly depressed to enter into an extended correspondence with anyone." Promising to "discuss the tales you mention at length in a few days" -- tales by Long? by Derleth? by others? -- he mentions the demands of other work, including "a series of articles that I very unwisely agreed to undertake for a vile subway magazine on a commission basis." In his postscript he agrees to send Derleth a copy of his book, THE MAN FROM GENOA, a 31-page collection of poems published in 1926 by Paul Cook in Athol, Mass. (famous also as the publisher, or at least printer, of Lovecraft's THE SHUNNED HOUSE). "I would gladly give you a copy, but I still owe the publisher a substantial commission on all sales. It retails for a 1.25 -- but you may merely send me a dollar." "The writing style is both formless and inflated, very much the work of a young man still looking for his own voice and under the influence of Lovecraft, who, at this point, tended towards a stilted tone in his letters. Nevertheless, an interesting document by one of the more important spokes in the Lovecraft circle. If HPL was its center, then Derleth, in his later capacity as publisher at Arkham House, formed its circumference." - Robert Eldridge.

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        Rhumbs (Notes et Autres)

      Le Divan Paris: Le Divan. 1926. First Edition, inscribed by Paul Valery on the front blank to Florence Blumenthal who has, in turn, inscribed it to Jeanne Blanchery, one of 130 copies on Rives, hors commerce, from a total issue of 1462. 4to; handsomely rebound in 3/4 brown morocco and marbled pastepaper over boards, author and title in gilt on spine, teg, original wrappers bound in, fine. See an Image.

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        WHITHER BOUND?

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin 1926. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1926.. vii,34pp. Large octavo. Blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Gilt morocco bookplate of Hannah D. Rabinowitz, light offset to endsheet gutters, as usual, otherwise a fine copy, in quite substantially chipped printed dust jacket. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition of the future President's first book, printing the text of a lecture given for the benefit of the Alumni War Memorial Foundation at Milton Academy. Inscribed by Roosevelt on the occasion of publication (and within a month of the delivery of the lecture): "For my son Elliott Roosevelt [/] This copy of his Dad's [/] first book [/] Franklin D. Roosevelt [/] June 1926," and signed again by him on the title-page. Elliott (1910-1990) was the fourth of six Roosevelt children, and was acknowledged as Eleanor's favorite among them. His future career included military service, involvement in aircraft procurement (including a difficult issue involving his association with Hughes Aircraft), and roles as author, rancher, radio station owner and Mayor of Miami Beach. Although this book was published in a modest edition of only a thousand copies, it took a number of years for the edition to be exhausted. Laid in is a small clipping from the NYTBR about Elliott's sale of books from the Hyde Park library to Rosenbach, mentioning this book in particular. A highly desirable copy with a very personal association.

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        The Torrents of Spring

      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1926. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, top edge a bit dusty, corners just lightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in publisher&#39;s black cloth lettered in red. Nice copy.

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        Mantrap

      Harcourt Brace & Company New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. 1926. First. First edition. Fine in an edgeworn, about very good dustwrapper with chipping at the extremities, particularly at the crown and with a large, but relatively faint dampstain. Author's eighth book under his own name, and exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

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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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        Le Radjah de Mazulipatam

      Mornay Paris: Mornay. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 468 numbered copies on Holland van Gelder (out of a total edition of 500 copies), with 14 full-page color pochoir plates and 54 color pochoir vignettes by Brunelleschi. One of the most highly regarded books illustrated by Brunelleschi. (Paris): Mornay, 1926. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers; glassine. A beautiful, fine copy. $1900.

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        THE CHILD OF GOD

      London: E. Archer, 1926 Very Scarce Presentation Copy by O&#39;Flaherty to J. R. Well, dated 1927. First Edition. 4to. One of 100 Privately Printed Copies. 8vo - Pink and beige marbled wrappers very slightly darkened at top edges. One small chip neatly restored. A lovely example of O&#39;Flaherty&#39;s engrossing short story.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        TELEGRAFO E TELEFONO DELL'ANIMA. Con norme e regolamento di F.T. Marinetti.

      In-16 gr., bross. (tracce d?uso), pp. 158,(2). Raccolta di poesie futuriste. Edizione originale. Cfr. Salaris pag. 39. Alone di max. 5 mm. al marg. sup., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Sea Whispers (First UK Edition)

      Hodder and Stoughton London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good or better example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has tiny chips at the corners and is frayed at the spine ends, with some clear archival reinforcement at the verso. Still presents quite well. A classic British seafaring novel, basis for the 1955 British film noir, "Footsteps in the Fog," starring Stewart Ganger and Jean Simmons. The only jacketed copy we have ever encountered.

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        TILL DIREKTÖREN KARL W HANSSON PÅ 40-ÅRSDAGEN 14. 7. 1926 FRÅN DISPONENTEN OCH TJÄNSTEMÄNNEN VID NORRKÖPINGS BOMULLSVÄFVERI AKTIEBOLAG.

      Norrköping 1926, album om ca 35 29x38cm-blad med unika originalfotografier, personporträtt, exteriör- och interiörbilder från Tuppens båda fabriker samt talrika stadsvyer från tiden. Bifogad hyllningsadress från Tuppens förmanskår, Daniel Engelkes hälsning till tjänstemännen vid Tuppen i anledning av hans 50-åriga ledarskap 1928, samt en handskriven tackbiljett från Tuppens samtliga gäster vid Bomullens dag 15. aug 1938 till Disponent Hansson; ytligt nött i ryggen, smärre skinndefekter vid ryggändar och pärmkanter.. Bunden på Isbergs Bokbinderi, Norrköping 1926

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        LUDWIG HOHLWEIN. Compiled and Edited by Prof. H. K. Frenzel with an Introduction by Dr. Walter F. Schubert. Translated by Herman George Scheffauer

      Berlin Phonix Verlag Berlin Phönix Verlag, 1926. Lg. 4to. (11 7/8 x 9 inches), publisher's turquoise cloth with gilt titling, spine a little sunned, but a very good copy of a book that, because of its size and weight, is invariably disbound, or altogether rebound. First edition of this bi-lingual edition devoted to the art of this innovative genius who "masters the language of the poster like no other, and whose designs for book jackets, "&#133;are all derived from the same rich soil that nourishes the garden of his posters." If the prose that introduces the artist is a bit over the top, the more than 220 plates (in color and in sepia tone), some with multiple images to the page, absolutely convinces the reader of just how good a graphic artist Hohlwein was. From tobacco to travel, from automobiles to accessories, his posters, calendars, cigarette packs and sheet music are as fresh today as they were when they first made their appearance. An important work about an important artist, difficult to find in original condition. AN ATYPICALLY NICE COPY

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        FEMINA - 1926 - revue de mode - fondateur PIERRE LAFITTE - Annata completa e rilegata unico volume (12 fascicoli gennaio-dicembre), Paris, Editions Pierre Lafitte, 1926

      25 x 33, unico volume rilegato mz. tela rossa. Testi in francese. Leggere rifilature. In tutti i fascicoli ci sono numerose e belle pagine di pubblicità anche a colori, e la quantità è indicata con numeri romani. Ricchissima documentazione, foto, illustrazioni di abiti, modelli,cappelli.ecc JANVIER - pp 40 + XXXVIII. Cop. di A.E.MARTHY. Le dernier mot de la vie elegante. FEVRIER - pp. 40 + XLII.. Cop. di LEGRANGE. Prévision d'élègance pour le printemps. Nos fètes de NICE. Tout la mode pour un mariage. MARS - pp. 40 + XL Cop. di MARGUE. Les premiere robes des collecrions de printemps. AVRIL - pp. 44 + LXXI. Cop., di LEGRANGE. MODES DE PRINTEMPS. MAI - pp.40 + LXVI. Cop. di GEORGE BARBIER. Modes des sports (Copu Femiina de Golf). Modes d'ètè. JUIN - pp. 40 + LXVI. Cop, di MARGUE. Models pour Voyage, Plage, Campagne. FEMINA a BRUXELLES. JUILLET - pp. 40 + XLVI. Cop. di E.A. MARTHY. Ce que vous porterez en vacances en Juillet et en Aout. AOUT - pp. 40 + XXXVIII. Cop. di TINOVIRNO. "Donna in barca a vela" SEPTEMBRE - pp.36 + XXXVIII. Première précision sul la mode d'AUTOMNE. OCTOBRE - pp. 44 + LXXXVII. Cop. di MAX FOURRURES. Mode d'Hiver. Grand councours des 50 renards. NOVEMBRE - pp.. 40 + LIV. Cop, di GEORGE BARBIER. les nouveaux détails de l'élègance. DECEMBRE - NOEL - pp. 44 + XCVII. Numero elegantissimo consacrato a LA MODE DE GRAND LUXE. l'annata viene offerta a

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        Winnie-the-Pooh. First edition

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor wear to spine ends. Slight spine lean. Details of previous owner on fep. 1926. First Edition. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. xi; 158pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") .

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Yes. 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 &#39;117th thousand&#39; on the rear flap and the 7/6 price on the spine.

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        L'Envers du Music-Hall. Gravures de J.-E. Laboureur. (Paris, 1926).

      Small 4to. Bound uncut with orig. wrappers in a fine green hmorocco, 5 raised bands, spine with 6 compartments, each richly gilt. Top edge gilt. Back slightly faded. No 225 of 350 copies "sur vergé de Rives", a total of 420. With 33 fine original engravings by Laboureur.. The first volume of "Grande Collection"

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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.

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