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        North of Boston, inscribed by Frost with six lines of verse from The Black Cottage and dated April 1927

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1926. Later printing. Hardcover. This copy of the author's second book is inscribed with six lines verse from his poem The Black Cottage. The nine-line inscription inked on the front free endpaper reads: “For dear me why abandon a belief | Merely because it ceases to be true. | Cling to it long enough and not a doubt | It will turn true again, for so it goes. | Most of the change we think we see in life | Is due to truths being in and out of favor. (p.54 | Robert Frost | For Lesley Taylor | April 1927”. This is a remarkably relevant and timely inscription in the emerging “post-truth” era of “alternate facts” from the poet who read at President Kennedy's inauguration more than half a century ago. When first published in 1914, North of Boston was swiftly hailed by important reviews, bolstering Frost's newly minted literary reputation and precipitating his return to the United States from England, where his first two books were published. This inscribed copy is the November 1926 printing of the second edition. Condition is good plus. The publisher's quarter green cloth binding over green paper-covered boards remains square and tight. We note wear to the edges of the fragile, paper-covered boards, but the chief flaw of the binding is 4 cm split to the cloth, angling from the lower rear hinge to the edge of the lower spine. Though it does not threaten binding integrity, this aesthetic flaw prevents our grading condition as “very good” or better. The contents show moderate age-toning, most evident to the untrimmed fore edges, and light spotting, primarily confined to the half-title and frontispiece verso. The sole previous ownership mark is the decorative bookplate of “Leslie Taylor” affixed to the front pastedown – ostensibly the inscription recipient, whose name Frost apparently misspelled. Iconic American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963), the quintessential poetic voice of New England, was actually born in San Francisco and first published in England. When Frost was eleven, his newly widowed mother moved east to Salem, New Hampshire, to resume a teaching career. There Frost swiftly found his poetic voice, infused by New England scenes and sensibilities. Promising as both a student and writer, Frost nonetheless dropped out of both Dartmouth and Harvard, supporting himself and a young family by teaching and farming. Ironically, it was a 1912 move to England with his wife and children – “the place to be poor and to write poems” – that finally catalyzed his recognition as a noteworthy American poet. The manuscript of A Boy's Will was completed in England and published by David Nutt in 1913. “Yeats pronounced the poetry “the best written in America for some time” and Frost received “two extraordinary tributes in the Nation and the Chicago Dial and a superb review in the Academy.” (ANB) A convocation of critical recognition, introduction to other writers, and creative energy supported the English publication of Frost's second book, North of Boston, in 1914, after which “Frost's reputation as a leading poet had been firmly established in England, and Henry Holt of New York had agreed to publish his books in America.” Accolades met his return to America at the end of 1914 and by 1917 a move to Amherst “launched him on the twofold career he would lead for the rest of his life: teaching whatever “subjects” he pleased at a congenial college… and “barding around,” his term for “saying” poems in a conversational performance.” (ANB) By 1924, two years before this inscribed copy was published, Frost won the first of his eventual four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry (1931, 1937, and 1943). Frost spent the final decade and a half of his life as “the most highly esteemed American poet of the twentieth century” with a host of academic and civic honors to his credit. Two years before his death he became the first poet to read in the program of a U.S. Presidential inauguration (Kennedy, January 1961).

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        The Satyricon of T. Petronius Arbiter. Burnaby's translation, 1694; with an introduction by C. K. Scott Moncrieff ; ornamented by Martin Travers.

      1926 - Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. [c.1926]. 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine (gilt however very dulled). With ornaments by Martin Travers. Slight rubbing to extremities otherwise a very good copy (without dust wrapper). Abbey Classics Series (No. 18). From the library of Christopher Isherwood with his ownership signature dated Oxford Dec 1926. The parallels between Isherwood and Petronius are compelling. The protagonist of A Single Man, Isherwood's day-in-the-life of a late-middle-aged college professor grieving the loss of his longtime lover, has been described as "the first forthright, non-neurotic, unapologetic gay character the literary world had seen since Petronius". Isherwood's earlier documentation of the Weimar Republic in his Berlin Stories mirrors the moral decline of Nero's Rome portrayed in the Satyricon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album mit zusammen ca. 44 teils farbig aquarellierten Skizzen in Bleistift mit Frauenporträts, Landschaftsdarstellungen etc.

      1926 - Das Künstler-Album in Ohln im Format ca. 13,5 x19 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), innen mit teils blattgroßen, teils farbig aquarellierten Skizzen. Der Vorderdeckel mit *Korselt * bezeichnet ( Pseudonym für Hugo Boettinger ): Einige der Originalzeichnungen sind teils schwer oder unleserlich und meist in tschechischer Sprache betitelt, einige mit K monogrammiert, eine der letzten Porträtskizzen *Anezka * mit *19.V. (19)26 * datiert. Folgende Skizzen sind enthalten: Pferd ( Bleistiftzeichnung ) - Landschaft mit Fluß ( Bleistiftzeichnung ) - 2 Köpfe ( 1 leicht aquarelliert ) - 3 Köpfe ( 1 aquarelliert ) - 2 Frauenköpfe ( aquarelliert ) - 4 Köpfe und Porträts ( Bleistiftzeichnungen ) - 7 Köpfe und Porträts ( 5 davon aquarelliert ) - Frauenkopf ( links unten mit K monogrammiert ) - Ranowiaka ( oder ähnlich ) Landschaftsaquarell – dasselbe mit etwas anderer Perspektive – Aquarell eines Mannes mit 3 Biergläsern in der Hand *Stoschinsky – oder ähnlich * - Doppelporträt Junge und Mädchen *Karlik – Gruser * - Frauenkopf ( leicht aquarelliert ) - Mädchenporträt *Olda * - Bleistiftskizze einer Frau – Aquarell einer Kirche – Aquarell eines Wegs am Fluss ( Likau ? ) - 2 Buntstiftzeichnungen von Frauen – 3 Knabenporträts ( Bleistiftskizzen: betitelt Herbert, Bohaus und unleserlich ) - Buntstiftskizze sitzende Frau – Aquarell eines Bauernhauses am Wald – 6 Bleistiftskizzen von Frauen – 2 aquarellierte Bleistiftskizzen junges Mädchen *Tonca * - 3 aquarellierte erotische Skizzen von jungen Mädchen in Nachthemden – 2 Skizzen von einer jungen Frau: Einmal im Badeanzug am Baum lehnende ( Aquarell ), 1 als Umrißzeichnung – Aquarell eines jungen Mädchens *Milena * - kleine Bleistiftskizze eines jungen Mädchens als Umrißzeichnung – 2 junge Mädchen ( 1 im roten Badeanzug ) - 3 Frauenköpfe ( links unten mit K monogrammiert ) - 1 Landschaftsaquarell *Waldegg * - 1 aquarellierte Bleistiftskizze eines jungen Mädchens *Vlasda * - 1 Aquarell eines Sees mit Stauwehr ( unleserlich bezeichnet ) - 1 Buntstiftskizze einer Frau mit Tablett in der Hand – 1 aquarelliertes Knabenporträt – 1 liegendes Mädchen ( Bleistiftskizze ) und 1 Mädchen am See ( Aquarell ) - 1 aquarelliertes Mädchenporträt – 1 Aquarell eines Haus oder Mühle am See – 1 Landschaftsaquarell untenstehend mit *Korselt 1926 * signiert und datiert – Aquarell und Bleistiftskizze Frauenporträt und Knabe ( dieser mit Otik betitelt, hier rechts mit K monogrammiert ) - 4 Personen als Bleistiftskizze – 4 Personen als Umrißskizze – 1 aquarellierter Frauenkopf *Vera * - 1 aquarellierter Frauenkopf ( Rückansicht mit roter Schleifer – daneben Bleistifts-Umrißkizze – 2 Figuren ( mit 19.V. (19)26 datiert ( wie auch das vorgehende Blatt ) - 1 Aquarell *Anezka *, ebenfalls mit 19. V. (19)26 datiert. Das Album fleckig, berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Seiten teils stark gelockert, die einzelnen Albumblätter teils fleckig, fingerfleckig, teils mit Randläsionen. Die Zeichnungen und aquarellierten Skizzen meist von recht guter Erhaltung. Das Schließenband des Albums fehlt. ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Lagerort APS )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph

      1926 - One of nine proof copies of the 1926 ?Cranwell? or ?Subscribers? edition, this copy almost certainly copy No. 8 according to Lawrence's account, from which the first American edition of 22 copies was set in type. With many wood-engraved initial letters and 13 of the original illustrations in the text, including pasted-in India paper proofs of, at page 339 a reproduction of a drawing, possibly by Eric Kennington and evidently an abandoned version of The Prophet and, at page 564 The Glory of a young Man by Kennington. The pictorial endpapers by Kennington are present as India paper proofs partially pasted down on to endpapers. Irregular collation, with many single leaves pasted on to neighbouring pages, and four pages present as pasted-on sheets of proofing paper lacking the initial letters. The preliminaries, up to the first page of text, were evidently unbound sheets when the book was inscribed, and have been sewn later. Folio, original plain wrappers, uncut. Wrappers with signs of handling including a two inch tear, without loss, to the spine, a one inch square section lacking from the gutter of the upper cover, and other slight wear to the extremities. Some occasional foxing to the text, and signs of use consistent with having been used as setting-copy. Fine blue morocco case. [London, Privately Printed. One of the earliest copies known, with Lawrence's splendid presentation inscription to his literary agent, Raymond Savage. The inscription is a virtual letter, covering the entire endpaper and gives a full (although apparently inaccurate) description of the state of production of Seven Pillars. In addition Lawrence has added his name (TE ?Lawrence?) on the title page, with a note at the foot 'No: this was a sort of joke. The subscribers' copies will all be initialled ?TES? of course, & dated for the day of publication.'According to Lawrence's account of the publication and distribution of the 1926 edition of Seven Pillars (see Texas Quarterly Vol. 5 No. 3, 1956) there were nine proof copies bound up in advance of the final issue. Although the inscription in the present copy says ?Pike made me up two sets of spoiled proofs, in advance of the finished thing; and stitched 'em up, to make corrections etc. easier for me. . .?, Lawrence then goes on to describe a further copy. Four of the proof copies are now located: the present copy; a copy without preliminaries and title page inscribed and given to the College Library at Cranwell (NPG 222); a copy extensively edited by Lawrence and sent to George Doran for the American Revolt in the Desert (University of Texas); a further copy bearing the same revisions copied out by two aircraftsmen and sent to Cape for setting the English Revolt (NPG 243). The differences between the proof copies and the subscribers copies are described by Lawrence in the inscription: ?There are two variants in this, from the final edition as it will be sent to subscribers: but they are not important things. The text is complete: but there are missing the little abstracts of the several books which (printed in red & black) are to introduce the several editions. However, in all essentials, this is the complete text . . .? These proof copies were sent out after Lawrence had removed the two libellous passages, and it is these pages which are present here as pasted-on sheets. In 1926 the law offered little protection from American piracies of books published in London, and to minimize this problem ?Savage had arranged that the American copyright edition of Seven Pillars should be set up and printed by George H. Doran who was publishing the Cape abridgement in New York.? [Wilson, p. 773]. Thus it seems most likely that the two references in the inscription, ?You may find it useful for copyrighting? and ?if you copyright this, good enough? refer to Savage sending this copy to Doran, that the other copy sent to Doran was the heavily amended copy for Revolt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Soldier's Pay

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. 8vo. 319 pp. Rebound in green half morocco, marbled boards, gilt-lettered on spine, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spine slightly sunned. FIRST EDITION OF FAULKNER'S SCARCE FIRST NOVEL, one of 2,500 copies. With ownership inscription of "G. H. Faulkner March 1930," identity undetermined but perhaps a member of the author's family. Petersen A2.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Les oraisons amoureuses de Jeanne-Aurélie Grivolin lyonnaise. Illustré de quinze pointes sèches et d'ornements originaux de Yan B. Dyl.

      Paris, "La Connaissance", (typographie de R. Coulouma, Argenteuil), 1926, - gr. in-8vo, 2 ff., titre en bistre et noir + XII + 215 ff., orné de 166 bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, gravés sur cuivre et tirés en bistre + 15 pointes-sèches rehaussées à la gouache et à l'aquarelle (coloris de Tabary), non rogné, minime déchirure en haut de la page de garde devant, reliure en maroquin mosaiqué faite à la main par Vera Créola sur brochure originale illustrée (avec une jolie vignette en couleurs). Séduisantes illustrations de 1925 de ce classique libertin, remarquable par l'abondance des compositions et ornements, l'épure exemplaire du trait et la délicatesse des pochoirs. Un des plus élégants livres illustrés par Yan B. DYL, maître de l'art-décoratif. Tirage à 500 exemplaires, un des 384 exemplaires sur Annam, nr. 423. Reliure récente très réussie par Vera Créola à Berne.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Carteret IV/317. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Boutiques Parisiennes Du Premier Empire

      Paris: Albert Morance, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cloth backed tan board portfolio with cloth ties, back tie torn with plates and text laid-in loose as issued. Very good.. 18 pages in text. 28 x 23 cm. Thirty-two plates, color lithographs, a stunning array of Empire storefront designs -- pharmacies, perfumeries, watches, cafes, restaurants, fashion salons -- all with street addresses in Paris. Plates and text clean and fresh, front cover spotted, portfolio backstrip lacks 1 1/2 centimeters at head.

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        Les poissons et le monde vivant des eaux. Etudes ichthyologiques

      Librairie Delagrave, 1926. 8vo (cm. 24), 10 Voll. di circa 300-350 pp. ciascuno. Num.si disegni n.t. e 154 tavv. litografiche a colori protette da velina f.t. (da acquarelli di F. Angel). Bella legatura editoriale in mz. pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi (anche a forma di pesce) e titoli oro su doppi tasselli al ds. Taglio superiore rosso. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Provenienza: Collezione Marchese Sacchetti, Roma (ex libris ai contropiatti anteriori). Edizione originale. Eccellente esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Le fantôme de l'opéra

      Société d'éditions et de publications 1926 - In-8 (18,5 x 23 cm.), reliure d'éditeur, couverture illustrée, la première édition date de 1910, ici la seconde (1926), il existe une édition de 1925 américaine avec des photos de films (4 photos), ici 30 planches photographiques !, reliure amateur gentiment bricolée, on joint une coupure de presse promouvant une adaptation radio ; légères traces d'usure aux plats, coiffes et coins un peu frottés, bel état général.

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Two free-form typographic compositions.

      Left: 1926. Right: Hommage à une jeune fille. 1925-1926. Signed.l Framed.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        The World of William Clissold: A Novel at a New Angle

      London: Ernest Benn, 1926 - 3 vols, 8vo, white quarter vellum spines, green cloth boards, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Unopened. The longest novel by a novelist who wrote quite a few, with a theme, narrated mostly in the first person, of philosophical introspection that diverges from Wells' previous works. This "edition deluxe" by Ernest Benn is handsomely produced. A fine set in the publisher's slipcases. First edition, limited edition, one of 198 copies, signed by Wells. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Ein Anatomischer Totentanz Unter Mitwirkung von Kunstmaler Fritz Stell

      Munich: Bergmann, 1926. FIRST EDITION. Fine. 4to. Original beige half-cloth over eggplant-colored boards. 27, (1) pp. With 50 b/w photographic plates, a few of which are photographs of respective paintings by Fritz Stell. Preserved in a fine protective case. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. Very scarce and -- quite frankly -- amazing "memento mori," purported to be in the service of medicine, but we remain unconvinced. There are 50 photographic plates on 25 double-spread pages. Each opposing plate depicts the same subject, i.e. a man or a woman in an artistic pose; on one side we see the nude figure, and on the other their skeletal equivalent in the identical pose. The juxtapositions are similtaneously disquieting and compelling and MUST BE SEEN to be fully appreciated. Albert Hasselwander (1877-1954), was an anatomist and radiologist who published an atlas of X-ray images of the human body during the same year, considered these artfully posed life / death scenes to be a modern anatomical interpretation of the medieval "Dance of Death." We have been looking for a fine copy of this book since 2006. This one is in the freshest possible state.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The Aster 21/60 H.p. 7 Cylinder.

      Middlesex, Wembley 1926 - 20 pp. Size: 19 x 28 Cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alfredo Chyla]
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        Boutiques Parisiennes Du Premier Empire

      Paris: Albert Morance, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cloth backed tan board portfolio with cloth ties, back tie torn with plates and text laid-in loose as issued. Very good.. 18 pages in text. 28 x 23 cm. Thirty-two plates, color lithographs, a stunning array of Empire storefront designs -- pharmacies, perfumeries, watches, cafes, restaurants, fashion salons -- all with street addresses in Paris. Plates and text clean and fresh, front cover spotted, portfolio backstrip lacks 1 1/2 centimeters at head.

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        Nocturnes. With Lithograhs by Lind Ward.

      61 Seiten mit den Illustrationen des bekannten amerikanischen Künstlers Lynd Ward, der 1926 für ein Jahr nach Europa und dort insbesondere an die Leipziger Akademie der Künste ging. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Illustrierter Original-Ganz-Leineneinband. ausgezeichnetes Exemplar mit leicht lichtschattigen Rändern. Nr. 8 von 990 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 1000). Druckvermerk mit der Bleistiftsignatur "Thomas Mann". Alle in dieser Novellensammlung enthaltenen Texte erstmalig in englischer Übersetzung. Übersetzt von H. T. Lowe-Porter. Bürgin IV, 484. Potempa II, T 296. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, der unter der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft 1933 in die Schweiz emigrierte und 1939 in die USA zog. 1944 wurde er amerikanischer Staatsbürger, kehrte aber 1952 in die Schweiz zurück. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Es folgten Novellen und Erzählungen wie Tonio Kröger, Tristan und Der Tod in Venedig. 1924 wurde der monumentale Roman Der Zauberberg veröffentlicht, mit dem Mann die Tradition des europäischen Bildungsromans fortführte.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        L' Italia Coloniale N. 12

      Fratelli Treves - Editori. ITALIANO 0,15 Copia Anno III - N. 12, dicembre 1926 del supplemento mensile alla illustrazione italiana, organo della colonie di diretto dominio e della gente italiana negli altri paesi, copertina dedicata alla prima esposizione fiera campionaria, gennaio-febbraio 1927 - Roma -, buono l'aspetto esterno ottimo lo stato di conservazione interno. USATO

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        ICH GESTEIN Arbeiten aus zwei Jahrzehnten. Mit einem Vorwort von Erhart Kästner.

      Folio, 38 x 28 cm. 178 Seiten. Mit 64 Farbtafeln und 3 Blätter Faksimiles. 1 w. Bl., 7 Bll., 4 Bll., 1 w. Bl. Dünkelgrüner Originalpappband mit weissem Umschlag, ohne den Schuber. Gut erhalten, der Umschlag mit 2 kleinen Fleckchen am weissen Rand, die Lithographie tadellos. Gerhard Altenbourg (eigentlich Gerhard Ströch) (1926-1989) stammte aus der Nähe von Gotha in Thüringen und war als Lyriker, Maler und Grafikertätig. 1959 und 1977 wurden seine Werke auf der documenta ausgestellt. Das Buch ist in drei Serien erschienen. Vorliegendes Exemplar aus der Serie B,3 Nr. 20 von nur 20 mit beiliegender bezeichneter, signierter und numerierter Original Farblithographie mit rosabrauner Tonplatte auf handgeschöpftem Bütten. (19,5 x 25, Blatt: 26,7x3 7,8) mit Blindstempel "ALTENBOURG". "20/20 Altenbourg, Wurzel Meduse". Die Serie A erhielt zwei Beigaben, die Serie B in vier Varianten (B 1 (100), B 2 (100), B 3 (20) und B 4 (80) zusammen 400 Exemplare) je eine Beigabe und die Serie C enthielt keine Beigabe. Diese Variante ist in nur 20 Exemplaren erschienen. Original edition with enclosed original limited and signed lithography.

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        Gesammelte Aufsätze. 1926 - 1936.

      XXXI + 398 + 1 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. - Mit deutschem, engl. u. franz. Text. - Besitzsing. a. T., S. teilw. unaufgeschn., leichte Gbrsp.

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        Primitive Negro Sculpture. Pennsylvania. London, Jonathan Cape

      1926 - First Edition. 4to, ix, 134pp, 40 plates, publisher's half-cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "AN OLD WOMAN" MENNONITE WOMAN, PENNSYLVANIA

      1926. Ulmann, Doris. Unique oil pigment print photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [20.3 x 15.2 cm.] mounted to tissue using glassine tape and then tipped to 11 x 14 inch board. SIGNED in pencil beneath the image by the photographer; titled "An Old Woman" and signed again on the blank reverse of the board. Presented in a 16 x 20 inch archival window-mat. In fine condition. Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only signed those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. From 1917 through 1925, Doris Ulmann created approximately 150 oil pigment prints. Given the extreme difficulty in obtaining success with this process, the prints are unique monotypes. The subtle details visible in the deep shadows of this print exhibit a technical mastery of both the exposure and of the pigment process. This print is reproduced as Figure 1, p. xx in Philip Walker Jacobs' excellent THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF DORIS ULMANN. The University of Kentucky Press, 2001. For a detailed description of Ulmann's oil print process and method of presentation, see the above reference, p. 276 -77.

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        China In Sign And Symbol. A RARE COPY WITH THE DUSTWRAPPER. WONDERFUL COLOUR PLATES OF THE SHOP SIGNS.

      Kelly & Walsh Ltd, Shanghai 1926 - This is a very good hardback copy in the original white cloth covers complete with the dustwrapper, which has some pieces missing including most of the spine, but it has now been professionally repaired. the spine is darkened and the pages have a stain in margin between the pages For books going outside Europe I strongly recommend airmail as sea mail is a poor service, books to Europe always go by airmail in any case. Inland, I send all parcels that weigh under a kilo by first class. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      Methuen, UK 1926 - 1st Edition 1926. Book is very good+ and quite bright. A little rubbing to corners and spine tips. Light marking to covers. Contents good. Light marking/staining to the page top edges. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig] Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchners

      Munchen: Kurt Wolff, 1926. First edition. Square 4to (box). Origianl gray cloth covered (and lettered) box with orange cardboard sides holding 100 loose sheets with numerous superb illustrations in the text. With five woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the renowned German expressionist painter who also specialized in printmaking. One of 800 copies (total edition 850). Famous title woodcut in blue and black, the four woodcut interpositions only printed in blue. Kirchner himself took over the book design and furnishing of this rare artist's book. - the second Kirchner-dedicated publication by Grohmann, whose artist monographs and œuvre catalogs are "milestones in 20th-century art studies" (Ralph Jentsch). Slight wear to box, internally fine. A very rare and sought after art book.

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        Jim Brent

      Hodder & Stoughton 1926 - Undated, but appears (from listed titles) to have been published in 1926, so either a 1st edition, or very early reprint. Page fore-edge faintly foxed; binding tight; red cloth bright Used - Very Good. VG hardback (no dust jacket)

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        Albbom po istorii VKP (B)

      Muzei Revolucii Soiuza SSR, Goznak, Russia 1926 - The BOLSHEVIK History, edited by Muzei Revolucii Soiuza SSR, 1926, Gosnak, Russia, under the direction of MITSKEVITCH. This extremely scarce album is the original edition as issued 1926 by the "Museum of the Revolution in the USSR", complete, uncensored and contains b&w photographic reproductions with portraits of all the members in the Bolshevik/Menshevik Party from 1875 to 1917. It shows amongst others : Vladimir I. Lenin, Nadezhda Krupskaya (Lenin's wife), Inès Armand (Lenin's mistress) - all three present on one plate of portraits -, Leon Trotsky (7 images), Rosa Luxembourg, Stalin, Kamenev, Molotov, Rykov, Zinoviev, etc. In the 1930's "the Purge" - a massive political repression started - eliminating most of the party members, "comrades", "egoists" and a couple of million other people, which were executed, poisoned, murdered or deported to the Goulag. All possible publications of leaders were censored. This album is rarely complete, pages and portraits have been removed or cut out, missing pages have been replaced in an effort to complete the album. Oblong hard cover, 35.5 x 24.0 cm, cloth backed brown decorative panels with embossed title on front cover and gilt on spine, decorated with orange cords, brown/gilt illustrated stiff 1st. and last end papers, as originally issued. Text in Russia, 72 pages in all, where of 36 decorated flexible thin card board plates with captions printed in brown, showing b&w portraits with names of the Party members. Before each plate is an interleaved page with historical facts and comments. Three tipped-in colour illustrations in the beginning/end of book. References for this book : "Historic Public Library of Russia". Covers show rather heavy wear to all extremities with some paper loss, mostly to the corners and head/foot of spine, some visible scratch marks on both panels, else clean. Internal pages and plates with straight corners in tight binding and in very fine+ condition. 1 colour illustration - Lenin - has some creasing and last 3 pages show a brown spot. Although the defaults to the covers, this rare item is in very good+ condition. More images are available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Imago Libri]
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        Maternité. Récit orné de cinq gravures hors text de Marc Chagall

      Au Sans Pareil, Paris 1926 - No. 207 of 765 (of 960 total) copies on Lafuma de Voiron. Five drypoint etchings after Chagall. [iv], 95, [3] pp. 8vo. The story, told in reverse, of the birth and death of a young woman's illegitimate child, illustrated with five drypoint etchings after Marc Chagall. Cramer 5 Publisher's wrappers, printed blue jacket, original glassine Five drypoint etchings after Chagall. [iv], 95, [3] pp. 8vo No. 207 of 765 (of 960 total) copies on Lafuma de Voiron.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - First Edition, First Printing authentically SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on the front free endpaper. A wonderful copy. This First Issue price clipped dustjacket has the First Issue point "In Our Times" printed on the front panel of the dustjacket. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket has NO chips or tears. The book is bound in the publisher's black cloth and has the First Issue point with three p's printed on page 181. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Jonah Taken from the Authorized Version of the King James I , with engravings on wood by David Jones

      (Waltham Saint Lawrence): The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. Limited edition, no. 22 of 175 copies, small 4to, (20) pp. 13 wood engravings plus the press device. Original cream buckram with a couple of minor marks to the upper cover, d.w. torn with loss and old repairs to the spine, ink flecks to the upper wrapper, some mild foxing. Scarce. Chanticleer 40.

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        The Blue Castle [signed]

      McClelland & Stewart, Toronto - 310 pages. First issued 1926 in Canada and the US, this is the slightly later McClelland & Stewart edition with pictorial front panel. Copyright, Canada 1926 on colophon, printed at Toronto by Hunter-Rose. With half title and 5 LMM books listed [each earlier than The Blue Castle]. Signed by the author on front free endpaper, with later ownership signature above dated at Cavendish July 1940. Binding sound and contents clean Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        FIDEL CASTRO Photographie d'ALBERTO KORDA signée

      - Fidel CASTRO (1926 – 2017), chef d’état cubain Tirage argentique postérieur signé et daté (1999). Rare portraits multiples de Fidel Castro durant une récolte des cannes à sucre en 1960 par le célèbre photographe cubain Alberto Korda (1928 – 2001) qui immortalisa le Che le 5 mars 1960, un portrait qui fit le tour du monde « Guerillero Heroico ». Photographie signée et datée au crayon à papier au dos. Timbre à sec du photographe en marge inférieure côté recto et au verso de la photographie. Dimensions imposantes : 29 x 23,2 cm Etat parfait Photographie accompagnée d’un certificat d’authenticité de Dante Diaz Korda [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        GAN: A GAGGLE OF WILD GEESE. [A Color Shin-Hanga Woodblock Print]

      [Tokyo 1926], Watanabe. A single Oban sheet, 26 x 38 cm., deckle upper edge, Watanabe publisher's seal in right margin signed Shoson with his red seal [Hanko], see Toledo Museum catalog #181 & illustration. A LIMITED EDITON OF 200 COPIES. "Ohara [Koson; Shoson; Hoson] Matao [his given name] was born at Kanazawa in [1877-1945]. He came to Tokyo where he studied painting under Suzuki Koson and he painted birds and flowers under the guidance of the celebrated American,Ernest Fenollosa, a professor at the Tokyo Imperial Museum. In con- junction with the Daihei print shop, he made bird and flower designs for color prints under the name Kosaon. In 1912, he changed his name to Shoson & only produced paintings until 1926 when he returned to making color-prints,which have been published by Watanabe & sold through their famous shop." Extracted from the 1951 S. Watanabe: CATALOG OF WOOD-CUT COLOR PRINTS BY CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.30; pp30-33 is a list of all Shoson prints, this print is no. 9: "A Group of Geese Near a Pool." This print shows an elaborately embossed feather outline area in grey with blind-stamped areas to make the illusion of feathers realistic, toned with light orange, beaks, legs & feet in orange, yellow & black. Ground grey-green, broken with darker green shadows and shading upward through light yellow-orange to light red-orange. In all six ducks are at play, two very large ducks occupy the foreground, each with shadows. The background is carefully rubbed in a swirling pattern which gives this print a handsome and elegant impression, with the pale pink sky lending itself in to a faint yellow. Expertly printed by hand with the most artistic techniques render this a superb example. Ready for framing and display. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Stephens: THE NEW WAVE, pp 122-125 BLAIR, Dorothy. MODERN JAPANESE PRINTS: From a Photographic Reproduction of Modern Japanese Prints 1930 & 1936 Editions. Toledo Museum Catalogs 1930, 1936, #181 & illustration. BROWN, Kendall H. et al.SHIN-HANGA: New Prints in Modern Japan: p.55 and the illustration of this exact print. .

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        Teddy Bear and other songs from When We Were Very Young

      London: Metheun & Co., & Ascherber, Hopwood & Crew, , 1926. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E. H. Shepard. Quarto. Original tan cloth-backed brown boards, printed paper label to front board. With the pale green pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. A very good copy in the jacket, with a little soiling to panels, minor chips to spine and extremities. First edition, first impression. Following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from "When We Very Young", 1925), this volume, again featuring Ernest Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for 14 verses, including "The Alchemist," "The Four Friends," "At the Zoo," "If I were King", and the title poem.

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        TEMPEST

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare. London & NY: Heinemann & Doubleday [1926]. 4to (9 1/2 x 11 3/4"), 1/4 vellum, white gilt pictorial boards, top edge gilt. Fine IN ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPER! LIMITED TO ONLY 520 COPIES (260 for U.K.,260 for U.S.) SIGNED BY RACKHAM WITH AN EXTRA COLOR PLATE NOT IN THE TRADE EDITION. Illustrated by Rackham with 21 magnificent tipped-in color plates plus pictorial title page and several black and white devices, printed on hand-made paper. This is a magnificent copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        English Homes Period VI - Vol. I Late Georgian, 1760-1820.

      Country Life London 1926 - Folio. First edition. Original quarter blue buckram over blue cloth boards, gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers. Illustrated throughout with black and white photography. The spine has faded. A previous owner appears to have applied an ink wash to try to restore the colour but has left it looking stained and with the lettering on the spine nearly illegible. But this is the only defect. The contents are clean and tight. Near fine. The last of nine volumes by Tipping on English Country Houses and one of the scarcest and most desirable. Homes include Althorp, Broadlands, Crichel, Heveningham Hall, Ickworth, Saltram, Strawberry Hill and Syon House. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        The Daisy: Senior Issue. June 1926

      East District High School, Brooklyn, New York 1926 - Edited by Daniel Fuchs. Large octavo. 39, [9] ads pp. Stapled and illustrated orange wrappers. Owner's name on front cover, vertical crease, small chip and modest wear on the wrappers, very good. Also includes a page signed by many classmates (but not, it appears, by Fuchs). Fuchs was the author of the classic Jewish-American novel A Summer in Williamsburg set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Not only did Fuchs edit this high school literary magazine, he is pictured with a brief biography (as well as pictured in the class picture), and here publishes the Second Prize story in the school's Short Story Contest, "Isidore Goldfarb Reflects.", which is very reminiscent of his later fiction. The biography reveals that Fuchs edited and contributed to the magazine for most of his high school tenure, so presumably this is not his first published work. However, we've seen no other copy of the magazine. His first novel, A Summer in Williamsburg, was published in 1934, the same year as the other great Jewish-American Depression classic Call It Sleep by Henry Roth. Fuchs later devoted himself to writing film scripts, one of which, Love Me Or Leave Me, won him an Academy Award. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Souvenirs Intimes. Ornés de Six lithographies. Préface d'André Suarès. Edition originale.

      Paris, Galerie des peintres graveurs E. Frapier, 1926 (achevé d'imprimer le 1er octobre 1926). - In-folio, 98 pages. Demi-maroquin havane à coins, dos à nerfs orné en long et mosaïqué, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. (Quelques rousseurs. Deux feuillets passés.) Un des 350 exemplaires ornés de 6 lithographies originales. Celui-ci signé par l'artiste et par l'éditeur, avec un envoi de Rouault sur le faux-titre. Relié in-fine : catalogue illustré de 102 numéros décrits de la Galerie des peintres-graveurs E. Frapier. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ship Models of the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries.

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1926. Quarto, illustrations, original blue cloth, gilt vignette and slipcase. A handsome and useful work on early ship-building, profusely illustrated with 124 plates including 12 photogravures, the remainder full page photographic plates. Ships from many countries are represented including man-of-wars, yachts, flagships, frigates, galleys, barges, brigs and so on. Amongst the models that are especially good and historically valuable, it is the man-of-war that dominates. Cloth moderately flecked.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        1926 & 1927 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 2

      This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1926 and 1927. In Very Good Condition. The gilts and boards are both very nice in this pair of books, strong hinges and great photoplates, a couple of marks to the boards and a touch of darkness to the 1927 but 8/10s

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        A classification of the tumors of the glioma group

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1926. Cushing, Harvey (1879-1939) and Percival W. Bailey (1892-1973). A classification of the tumors of the glioma group on a histo-genetic basis with a correlated study of prognosis. [8], 175pp. Text illustrations. Philadelphia, London & Montreal: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1926. 228 x 153 mm. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine, bright copy. First Edition. "This monograph is significant in the history of neurology since it represents the first serious attempt to classify gliomatous tumors of the central nervous system on a histological basis correlated with the life history of each type of growth. The analysis offered herein has become the basis of most subsequent classifications of tumors of the glioma group" (Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing 8). "Through patient study of Cushing's vast material Bailey was able to arrange the different types of glial tumors in an evolutionary tree, indicating their interrelationships and embryological origin. With full clinical records at their disposal, it was possible for the two men to correlate the life history of each tumor with its histological type" (Fulton, Harvey Cushing, p. 522). Garrison-Morton.com 4608.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 Original Hardback Wisden

      1926. This lot is an 1926 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good Condition. The main issue being the front board as it has a large splash mark, if it wasn't for this it would be vert good. It has had no restoration, the front board is very badly marked but has nice shiny, original gilt, nice spine cloth with good lettering with a couple of little marks, good rear board. Inside the hinges are very good (ever so slight weakness to the front). The pastedowns very yellow, signature to page 3, with a lovely photoplate.

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        Les Sonnets du Docteur

      Dijon, Editions du raisin 1926 - 23x1.5x17 cm Beautifully decorated edition of 305 copies. Copy on Velin Van Gelder paper. Includes etchings by J. E. Labourer, each of them in black and then in red. Partially uncut. Superb copy in perfect conditions. Edition décorée tirée à 305 exemplaires. Exemplaire imprimé sur papier Vélin Van Gelder. Il comprend des gravures de J.E. Labourer, chacun tout d'abord en noir puis en rouge. Partiellement non-coupé. Un très bel ouvrage dans de parfaites conditions.

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        The Satyricon of T. Petronius Arbiter. Burnaby's translation, 1694; with an introduction by C. K. Scott Moncrieff ; ornamented by Martin Travers.

      Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. [c.1926]. 8vo., original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine (gilt however very dulled). With ornaments by Martin Travers. Slight rubbing to extremities otherwise a very good copy (without dust wrapper). Abbey Classics Series (No. 18). From the library of Christopher Isherwood with his ownership signature dated Oxford Dec 1926. The parallels between Isherwood and Petronius are compelling. The protagonist of A Single Man, Isherwood's day-in-the-life of a late-middle-aged college professor grieving the loss of his longtime lover, has been described as "the first forthright, non-neurotic, unapologetic gay character the literary world had seen since Petronius". Isherwood's earlier documentation of the Weimar Republic in his Berlin Stories mirrors the moral decline of Nero's Rome portrayed in the Satyricon.

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        Coupures, tragedie en neuf tableaux; suivi de Lauma Lamer, Piece en un acte [Cuts, a Tragedy in Nine Scenes]

      Paris: Editions Perou, 1926. Very Good. First edition. Text in French. Printed wrappers. Unopened. Owner name on the front fly, a large but mostly faint dampstain towards the end of the text, offsetting on the front wrap, a very good copy. Scarce Dadaist play by an author who reportedly disappeared at age 30, possibly a suicide, and who may have even been a completely fictitious person put forward by the Dadaists. OCLC locates only three copies in the U.S.

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        [RODCHENKO'S DESIGN FOR MAYAKOVSKY'S TRAVEL NOTES ABOUT AMERICA] Moe otkrytie Ameriki [i.e. My Discovery of America]

      Moscow: GIZ, 1926. 142, [2] pp.: ill. 18x10 cm. Original wrappers designed by Alexander Rodchenko. Very good. Minor loss of the spine from the edges. First edition. One of 3000 copies. Scarce! One of the rarer Mayakovsky/Rodchenko books. The book contains the notes from poet's trip to America and Mexico in 1925 that tend to show the countries from tougher side. The pictures from the trips are included in the edition as well. The wrapper designed by long-time Mayakovsky's collaborator Rodchenko can be called the classic of constructivist design. Mayakovsky disliked America long before he saw it. The lines summarizing the trip - «I would close America, lightly cleaned it, and then opened it again - for the second time» - he wrote on the way to America aboard the steamer. But in New York Mayakovsky came to life. The meeting with David Burliuk was very emotional. He liked the city very much, and he fell in love with lonely walks in Manhattan. Finally, he found a new love, Ellie Jones, who was from Volga Germans and gave birth to their daughter. Hellyer 325; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 656.

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