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        THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1926. Thompson, Ruth Plumly. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1926). First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 12 color plates by John R. Neill coated on one side, tipped in on the cover page and pages 32, 64, 72, 128, 136, 152, 200, 216, 224, 240, and 256. A VERY GOOD PLUS copy (with just a little bit of wear to the binding and a rear inner hinge which is just beginning to crack) in original publisher's dark drab green cloth with color pictorial label. All first edition points as referenced in Bibliographia Oziana, (Hanff, Greene, Martin, Greene and Haff, 1988). May be an early copy of first printing as indicated by intact hyphen on page twenty-one and the word "two" on page 252 set in perfect type. Missing the rare dust jacket. THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ is the 20th book in the famous Wizard of Oz series written by Ruth Plumly Thompson who was appointed Royal Historian of Oz by L. Frank Baum's publisher, Reilly and Lee. The Hungry Tiger resurfaces in "Thanksgiving in the land of Oz", an animated film from 1980 where Dorothy is whisked back to Oz in a balloon shaped like a green turkey. On this adventure she meets the Hungry Tiger (one among many odd characters) who all band together to defeat Tyrone the Terrible Toy Tinkerer. He apparently bears a strong resemblance to the evil Gnome King of Oz. Pretty example of this attractive book.. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Illus. by John R. Neill.

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        THE LAND OF MIST

      1926. hardcover. <center><b>Professor Challenger - with the color pictorial dust jacket</b></center> Doyle, A. Conan. THE LAND OF MIST. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1926). Original yellow-green cloth, with dust jacket. <p>First American Edition, published two months after the English. This is Doyle&#39;s psychic novel, for which he resurrected Professor Challenger (who had journeyed to the land of the dinosaurs in THE LOST WORLD and had faced the end of human life in THE POISON BELT; he would later return for two short stories, "When the World Screamed" and "The Disintegration Machine"). Following the loss of his son and his brother in the Great War, by the 1920s Doyle&#39;s preoccupation was spiritualism; just as his other semi-autobiographical novel THE STARK MUNRO LETTERS had provided insights into Doyle&#39;s early years in medicine, so THE LAND OF MIST does into his later years in spiritualism.</p> <p><?ms_indent>Unlike the non-fiction books on spiritualism, the novel has a clear narrative, with the hero and heroine taking in one aspect or other of the occult at a time... The best spiritualists are those who have done well in the world,... or are converted after some traumatic experience. Lord John Roxton is compelled to change his tune after a session in a haunted house, an episode in which Doyle was in his element: &#39;... Great God! They are moving! They were rushing swiftly and noiselessly downwards! Black, black as night, huge, ill defined, semi-human and altogether evil and damnable.&#39; [Pearsall, quoting from the text]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This is a remarkably fine, bright copy of a none-too-common book. The quite scarce dust jacket (which on the front panel portrays a glowering Challenger filling an easy chair to capacity, and is printed with ads on the reverse side) is just about fine as well (scarcely any soil, a few tiny nicks in the edge but no chips, no restoration whatsoever). We have not had a better copy. Green & Gibson A45b.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12065)

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        MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOK

      1926. MILLER,OLIVE BEAUPRE. MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOKS. Offered here is a rare miniature version of the wooden Book House that was offered to owners of the regular size 9 volume Book House set published in the 1920's. The Book House for children was the brainchild of Olive Beaupre Miller who began her venture in 1920 by selling subscriptions to a six volume set, sold door to door by the Bookhouse Ladies one volume at a time. By the end of 1921, the 6th volume was completed and the set was offered in a cardboard house. The 3 other volumes of My Travelship were added in 1926 and a red and grey wooden book house was offered as an incentive to complete the set. "The utilization of women in all phases of its business activity was one of the unique aspects of the Book House For Children. Not only was there an all woman sales force but the majority of the employees were women (Talor: Olive Beaupre Miller p.30). The minature house offered here is not mentioned in the bibliography. It is an all metal version of the wooden house, measuring 3 1/4" wide x 5" high and 2 1/2" deep. The under side has the Bookhouse publication information stamped in black. Two miniature books are included measuring 2 1/8 x 2 1/2": "The Little Brown Duck Shingebiss", a Chippewa Indian tale plus "Johnny and the Three Goats" (both also contain parts of the Knights of the Silver Shield) all from Volumes 1 and 4 of the Book House. They are bound in flexible leatherette. The last page notes that this is the second Tiny Book. Both the books and the house are in excellent condition. This is a rare piece of American publishing for children.

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        Aviation Flight Log Books of W. E. Burdick, U. S. N. R

      1926 - 1941 Imprinted cloth with clasp closures. 12mo. An unusual archive of one pilot&#39;s career from the Golden Age of Flight to the American entrance into the Second World War. Ensign Burdick joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Mechanic / Pilot in 1926. The following 15 years of his flying career are documented here in his Flight Log Books. Recounted are his notations of soloing, flying mail, machine deliveries, target towing, photographic, radio and armament training, torpedo recovery, crashes, cross-country flights, aircraft carrier take-off and landings and much more. Notations of machines flown include - N-9, NY-2, OL -6, OL-8, PS-3, PN-12, S-38, S-39, S-43, V-70 and many others. Flights in all areas of the U.S.A. are recorded as well as periods in Spain, Mexico, etc. Burdick also flew for the Sikorsky Corp. and many log pages bear their stamp. Also included with collection is Burdick&#39;s I.D. card w/ photo and Mechanic&#39;s license as well as a X-mas card from the Officers and Men at Floyd Bennett Field ( c. 1930 ). All in all, a fascinating and concise history. Various mild rubbing and usual soiling to covers, 1 gathering of pages ( 5 leaves ) unsewn in Logbook #3. A Very Goodset.

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        Cent Comptines

      Paris: Henri Jonquieres et Cie, 1926. Limited Edition. Paperback. Fine/Very Good. Original plain wraps, with French fold illustrated dust jacket attached along spine; 4to; with illustrations and decorations in full-color throughout. Number 324 from a limited edition of 500 copies, on Arches paper. Inscribed by the author and illustrator on the half-title page: "a la plus charmante du hotesses moderne William O&#39;Hara avec mille affecteaux respects / Pierre Roy / New York, 5 Novembre 1934." Dust jacket lightly soiled on rear panel; some light chipping and small closed tears along the edges, with one flap detached. Book is fine, internally simply lovely.

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        Oeuvres Completes, 32 volumes - Romans, Drame, Poesie (1926)

      Paris: Société d&#39;Éditions Littéraires et Artistiques. 1926. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 32 volumes, all 1926 printings, tall 8vo, bound in half green marbled morocco and handsome patterned papercovered boards with green/gold art deco marbling. Uniformly age-toned to a mellow golden-brown to the spines, raised bands, titled in gilt. There are 14 volumes of the Romans, 5 volumes Drame, 13 volumes Poesie. Appears to be complete. If there are non- fiction, biographical or philosophical works that were issued with this set, we do not have them. We have the novels, plays and poetry. Very good, occasional nick to spine end, but a handsome, rare set in near fine condition (pages a little tanned / age-toned). Extra postage required outside the United States.

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        Madame Chrysantheme. Ill'd by Leonard-Tsuguharu FOUJITA

      Paris: Editions Excelsior, 1926, first Foujita edition, number 98 of 425 exemplars on Arches laid paper (total edition 546); text by Pierre Loti ill'd with 10 b&w vignettes and 60 original color heliogravure prints, 16 of these are hors-texte. Text in French, 210+ pages, bound in full green morocco, top edge and spine lettering gilt; the original wrappers bound-in. Each cover of binding with a mounted parchment plate of a very beautiful original color painting created with crayons and aquarelles by a Japanese artist (possibly Foujita), closely matching Foujita's work for this book; the painting on the front cover with Japanese calligraphy; each parchment plate framed with gilt filets; 10.25 x 8.5 in. Internally clean and fresh, the green of spine and top panel moderately sunned; overall an excellent copy. References: Buisson 25.108; Monod 7312; Carteret IV, p.245. This exemplar was exhibited at the Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1988-89, no.10.

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        The Tent [Signed By the Author]

      Jonathan Cape London: Jonathan Cape, 1926. Signed by the author on the front endpaper--fine throughout with original pristine pastedown label on spine. 288p.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Egenhændigt brev m. underskrift til "Kjære Fru Collin". [Original handwritten and signed letter for "Dear Mrs. Collin."

      Dateret "Lysaker 3 april, 1926." 1 3/4 side 4to. Brevet er et meget personligt og hjertevarm kondolencebrev, hvori Nansen udtrykker sin dybe sorg over bortgangen af hans gode ven Collin, "det store, gode og prektige menneske og den/ fine, noble ånd!" Der lyser en varm beundring og kærlighed ud af dette prægtige brev, som må betegnes som en hyldest til Nansens nære ven. "Å ja så meget, meget jeg har å takke ham for. Ja, for en tom plass! en siste i den kres som/ for mig dannet en central del av Norge,/ av livet." "Og minnet vil leve efter/ ham i skjønhet, og hans verker vil/ leve, og alle gode tanker kan slet ikke/ dø, -før enda större Tanker er spiret/ av deres frö./ Med en hjertevarm hilsen/ til Dem og Deres barn fra/ Deres hengivne/ Fridtjof Nansen."[A very personal and warm letter of condolence, in which Nansen expresses his deep sorrow at the loss of his close friend Collin, "that big, good and excellent man and that noble spirit!" The letter is guided by a warm admiration and love for Nansen's dear friend. "Oh, so much do I have to thank him for. What an empty place! the last in a circle that/ for me constituted a central part of Norway,/ of life." "And the memory will live after/ him in beauty, and his works will/ live, and all good thoughts cannot die at all,- / not untill even greater thoughts have grown from their seeds./ With heartfelt greetings/ for You and Your children from/ Yours sincerely/ Fridtjof Nansen." (in Norwegian) ].. Den afdøde Collin må være den store norske litteraturhistoriker, professor Christen Collin (1857-1926). Breve fra Nansen er sjældne, og det yderst sjældent at se så personligt et af slagsen.The deceased Collin must be the famous Norwegian historian of literature and critic, Professor Christen Collin (1857-1926). Letters from the highly important polar explorer, Fridthjof Nansen, are rare, especially ones of such personal and warm character as this. Nansen is the author of "Farthest North" (PMM 384), and in 1895 he reached the farthest north attitude attained by man. He becamme a very important politician, he is the diviser of the "Nansen Passport" in aid of the Russian refugees, and in 1922 he received the Nobel Prize

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        ROLY-POLY PUDDING

      1926. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING. NY:Warne (1908). 8vo, red cloth stamped in green and gold, beveled edges, [70]p. AS NEW! 1st ed., 3rd printing, same as 1st except for few minor technical changes, ca 1913 (based on Warne's address of 12 E. 33rd St. and the fact that in 1918 this large format was published in cloth backed boards). One of Potter's experiments in large format books it was reprinted in 1926 in ordinary small format with the title changed to The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers (See Linder p.194). With 18 wonderful color plates incl. title and 38 b&w drawing by Potter. An extraordinary copy.

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        All The Sad Young Men

      hardcover. 8vo, green cloth, d.w. N.Y., 1926. First Edition. A beautiful, fresh copy. The dust jacket shows minimal wear, but is not price-clipped and has no chips. Cloth slipcase.

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        Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. (1926).. First deluxe edition, 8vo, (xiv), 158, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout, map endpapers, brief contemporary inscription to the dedication leaf. Original publisher's limp blue morocco with gilt decoration, a.e.g., very slight rubbing to spine ends and the foot of the lower cover, otherwise a very good bright copy.

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        WINNIE THE POOH

      1926. 1. MILNE,A.A. WINNIE THE POOH. Lond: Methuen (1926). 4to, cloth backed boards, small bump and rub on lower corner, some natural toning to paper else Fine in dust wrapper (conserved on verso), in custom slip case. 1st ed. LARGE PAPER COPY LIMITED TO 350 NUMBERED COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER SIGNED BY MILNE AND SHEPARD. Illus. by E.H. Shepard. A nice copy.

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        Winnie The Pooh

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

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        Sveriges Fåglar och Fågelbon. Med Fågelbilder utförda i Färgljustryck efter Originalmålningar av Gustaf Swenander. 6 Bd.

      Lund, (1926-49)(1913-1954). Folio. 6 orig. hldrbd. med rygforgyldning. Med 798 tavler i lystryk, hvoraf de 144 er i farver. Udmærket velbevaret eksemplar. Bookplate of Lorenz Ferdinand.. First edition in publishers fine hcalfs. There was only 100 copies bound in publishers hcalf. The work was issued in 255 parts over a period of 40 years, the first part appeared in 1913, and was limitid to 1200 copies at the start but decreased to 900. It took Rosenius nearly 50 years to complete this work, the greatest ornithological work in sweden. - Nissen no 793. - Anker no 427

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        Das Schloss.

      München, Kurt Wolff Verlag, (1926). Uncut in the original publisher's full green cloth, with the printed paper-title-label to spine and front board. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a very fine and clean copy.. First edition of Kafka's third and final attempt at a novel. He considered this novel to be his greatest conception, but it remained unfinished at his death. Kafka began writing The Castle on the evening of January 27, 1922 the same day he arrived at the mountain resort of Spindlermühle. The book was never finished by Kafka himself so Max Brod, his literary executor and biographer, had to edit it before publication in 1926. Brod sought to gain acceptance of the work and author rather than keeping the structure of it that Kafka had intended. Thus, "The Castle" has come to be one of the most debated and frequently analyzed of Kafka's works

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        A Complete Catalogue Of The Etchings And Dry-Points Of Edmund Blampied

      Halton & Truscott Smith London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown cloth lettered in gilt. Teg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Blampied, Edmund. 28 pages in text. 29 x 23.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 47 of 350 including an original signed etched frontispiece by Blampied entitled "The Cooling Stream." 99 plates with lettered tissue guards. An eminent artist born in the Parish of Saint Martin, Jersey in the Channel Islands whose first language was Jerrais, a French/Norman tongue. Elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1938, he produced some 200 etchings and drypoints, and more than 80 lithographs and lithographic prints, many of which depicted rural life in his beloved island of Jersey. He was also a prolific illustrator, appearing in around 50 books and over 600 issues of magazines and newspapers. Laid in is letter on Cleveland Museum of Art stationary noting the exhibition of Blampied sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, together with a Catalogue of the Exhibition. Clean, very bright copy, bookplate.

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        TEMPEST

      1926. 1. (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.

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        Typescripts with Author's Corrections for Two or Three Graces

      103ff. typed carbon sheets comprising the typescripts for the complete contents of Huxley's 1926 collection, Two or Three Graces. In addition to the title novella, the collection contains three shorter stories: "The Monocle," "Fairy Godmother," and "Half-Holiday." This is likely the setting copy for the book, as some of the pencil notations are concerned with matters of font selection and page breaks; also, it has the Little & Ives receipt stamp on the verso of page 4, showing it as being received on 8 December 1925. Huxley composed almost all of his works on the typewriter, and these typescripts show the author's changes in black and red pen, as well as an editor's annotations in pencil for the printer. The title of "Fairy Godmother" was changed by Huxley, and the first page of the story has a slip from the publisher tipped into the margin. Housed in a specially-made, folding cloth chemise and a green morocco-backed slipcase. Some edgewear is present to the thin typing paper, and a marginal tear to page 74 has resulted in slight text loss.

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        Mein Kampf. Eine Abrechnung. 2 volumes. 1 Band II. Auflage. 2. Band. Die Nationalsozialistische Bewegung.

      München, Eher, 1926-27 (recte: 1925-26). Lex 8vo. 2 original red full cloth bindings with white gothic lettering to boards. Spines "warped" and with loss of almost all the white lettering (both things due to the bad quality of the cloth and the binder's glue, which sieves through). Most of the lettering intact to boards, merely missing minor pieces on volume 1. Minor bumping to capitals and corners. Only light, minor, occasional brownspotting. All in all a fine, clean set. XVI, 391, (3), [30]; XI, [1], 354, [2] + vol. one with frontispiece of the author. With both half-titles present, as well as the portrait-frontispiece (and the tissue-guard) in volume one and the 30 pp. of advertisements (+ the half-title for them) in volume one and the 2 pp. of advertisements in volume two. Laid-in is a printed card with Hitler's original handwritten signature on it. The printed card measures 10x14,5 cm. and has the blindstamped Nazi-eagle and swastika and the words "Ein kleiner Dank des Führers an seine Soldaten" (i.e. "A little thank you from the Führer for his soldiers") printed beneath.. Scarce first edition (first volume in the second issue, which Hitler himself used as presentation-copies simultaneously with the luxury-edition, which also appeared after the first issue) of this infamous monument over the most tragic period in the history of Europe and man in general. Constituting a turning-point in the career of the 40-year old Hitler, who had achieved nothing of significance at the time, it also presents a devastating turning-point of the 20th century, paving the way for WWII as it does. LAID-IN IS A PRINTED CARD WITH HITLER'S ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURE ON IT. The card is with the blindstamped Nazi-eagle and swastika and the words "Ein kleiner Dank des Führers an seine Soldaten" (i.e. "A little thank you from the Führer for his soldiers") printed beneath.The publication history of this devastating historical document that "Mein Kampf" constitutes is quite complicated. Hitler dictated the work to various fellow prisoners (lastly Rudolf Hess) during his imprisonment in Landberg am Lech after the Putch of 1923. At his realese from prison in December of 1924, he had with him a manuscript that was more or less complete, and in July 1925 the first volume of the work appeared, published by Eher in Munich. This first volume actaully sold quite well, even though it appeared under less that perfect surcumstances (the same summer twO other "memoirs" of Landsberger prisoners appeared, the work was expensive, and times were economically bad). Already in May 1924 Rehse had talked about a luxury-edition of the work, but there was not money for this, and none such appeared until later, after the printing of the regular first issue in the summer of 1925. The second issue of the first edition was strategically planned to appear around Christmas, and even though the date on the title-page is 1926, the book was in fact printed around the 11th of December 1925 - the luxury edition, which has 1925 on the title-page appeared in close proximity to this second issue and is thought to be printed from the same sheets as ththe regular edition. It seems to be quite certain that Hitler did not use any of the first issue copies as gift- or presentation-copies, but used a few of the deluxe-issues (for close family and the inner circle) and for the rest copies of the second issue. It is clear that towards the end of 1925 Hitler took delivery of copies of both the second issue of the ordinary paper copy and copies of the deluxe-edition. Who got what is now almost impossible to reconstruct due to lack of surviving inscribed or even uninscribed early editions, but it is reasonable to guess that old friends and general supporters probably received copies of the ordinary second issue and that close relatives and the inner circle received copies of the de luxe version (which was bound in red leather or white vellum and printed on thicker paper). Most copies that he gave away would have been of the ordinary second issue, though, as sales of the deluxe version was to partially pay for the printing of "Main Kampf".The first and second issues were printed in equally large numbers, the same as the second volume, which appeared at the end of 1926, but which bears the date 1927 on the title-page. For the second volume, the deluxe-edition was printed simultaneously with the ordinary edition; the regular first edition, first issue as well as that simultaneous deluxe-edition will have been the ones that Hitler used for gift- and presentation-copies. The first edition, in all its issues and varians, is now a scarcity. Although printed in large numbers, by far the greatest part of them will have been thrown out, burned, and otherwise destroyed, and for years they were not considered proper or decent selling- or collecting-objects. PMM 415 (1st volume being ist issue). For extensive reading on the printing history, issues, etc., see: Othmar Plöckinger: "Geschichte eines Buches: Adolf Hitlers "Mein Kampf", 1922-1945". 2011

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        THE SMOKING LEG AND OTHER STORIES

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1926. title page printed in green and black, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained yellow green.. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (striking illustration. by Juan Oliver on the front panel) with tiny chip from upper spine. end, 30 mm closed tear along front spine fold, and light wear, 15 mm. closed tear at lower spine end, and some mild dust soiling. A fresh,. attractive example of this rare jacket. (#107057). First U.S. edition. Metcalfe's first book, collecting eighteen stories including the classic horror tale "The Smoking Leg." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-147. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1168. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 156. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 290-91. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4- 179. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 364. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10083.

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        Über die Interferenzeigenschaften des durch Kanalstrahlen emittierten Lichtes [Einstein] (+) Über die Interferenzeigenschaften des Kanalstrahllichtes [Rupp]. Offprint from "Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften", XXV, 1926.

      1926. Royal8vo. Author's presentation offprint with the printed presentation statement on top of frontwrapper "Überreicht von den Verfassern" [i.e. "Given by the authors"]. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper loose, but fully intact. "Chilpp 202" and "Recdese 160" written in hand to top of front wrapper. A very fine and clean copy. Pp. 334-351.. First edition, in the scarce author's presentation offprint issue, of this important paper, which contains Einstein's theories on wave-particle duality and German physicist Rupp's work on the same subject, seemingly to corroborating Einstein's theories. Rupp's experimental results later turned out to have been falsifications, and today he is mainly known as the protagonist in one of the biggest scandals in physics in the 20th century.Rupp published a number of papers on the interference properties of light emitted by canal ray sources. These articles, particularly the present that came into being in close collaboration with Albert Einstein, attracted quite a lot of attention, as they probed the wave versus particle nature of light. They also significantly propelled Rupp's career, even though they were considered highly controversial to begin with.In April 1926, Albert Einstein proposed to Emil Rupp to carry out two experiments that were to prove the wave nature of light versus the particle nature of light: the so-called 'Wire Grid Experiment' and the 'Rotated Mirror Experiment', experiments that Einstein had worked on theoretically and now would like to gain confirmation of through experiments. Rupp, at the time regarded as one of the most important and most competent experimental physicists, gladly took up the challenge. Rupp's observations - though highly controversial - confirmed Einstein's theory. Due to the surprising outcome of the experiments, Einstein was interested in exactly how it they were conducted, as Rupp's initial descriptions did not convince him that the results were feasible."Rupp stood by his observations and suggested yet other circumstances that might explain them. Did Einstein now realize that there was something rather dubious about Rupp's work? He had seen him change his data repeatedly-and each time in better accordance with his own criticism, and on one occasion in no less than two days. He had had to accept that Rupp claimed to earlier have "unknowingly" or "unconsciously" rotated a mirror, and he will likely have seen that Rupp's work was highly controversial amongst experimentalists, leading to very public criticism in Die Naturwissenschaften. He himself was now also convinced that, in fact, Rupp's results were incomprehensible. So, did Einstein choose to suspend the publication of Rupp's piece, so that an additional round of checks and balances could take place? The answer is no: Rupp's paper was presented by Einstein to the Prussian Academy in a session on 21 October 1926, and it appeared in print in the Academy's proceedings in November of 1926-the articles by Einstein and Rupp came out back to back, and reprints circulated with both papers bound together, with a joint cover page that displayed both titles. Einstein referred in his article to Rupp's claims and he had even written the abstract of Rupp's paper" (Dongen: "Emil Rupp, Albert Einstein and the Canal Ray Experiments on Wave-Particle").The first clear indication that Rupp's work was impossible to recreate came in 1930 in a paper published by Staub - nothing was wrong with Einstein's theory but Rupp's work was simply impossible: "Rupp immediately set out to respond to Straub's publication. On 12 July 1930 he sent a first draft to Einstein, to whom he also announced his intention of redoing his canal ray experiments-Straub was dismissed as a clumsy graduate student with a lousy apparatus. Einstein suggested inviting Straub once Rupp had his experiment up and running again, but cautioned him not to engage the polemic in too sharp a tone". Rupp managed to convince the physics society and continued to publish the new few years. In 1934 various different physicians pointed out that Rupp's work was impossible to recreate, and in 1935 the final blow to Rupp's career came about, when the German Physical Society's decided not to allow any citations of Rupp's work. This seems to have had very severe consequences, as today it is almost impossible to find any quotations - or even mentioning of Rupp in general, let alone his fraud - in any historical studies of either quantum theory or of Einstein.Despite the unquestionable fraud by Rupp, his experiments and collaboration with Einstein might have had a positive influence on the further progression to quantum mechanics. The two present papers became of seminal importance in the discussions between Bohr and Heisenberg, which eventually in 1927 resulted in Heisenberg publishing his landmark thesis on the uncertainty principle. When Max Born received the Nobel Prize in physics he stated that: "An idea of Einstein gave me the lead [From the present paper]. He had tried to make the duality of particles-light quanta or photons-and waves comprehensible by interpreting the square of the optical wave amplitudes as probability density for the occurrence of photons."Boni 160; Weil 153

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        The Hunted Piccaninnies, original book cover art work

      London:. Ca. 1926.. The original gouache on board art work by Kay Edmunds for the cover of this Australian children's book. The art is for the cover of the 1934 re- issue, 1st published in the UK 1927, US 1928. 10 1/2 x 15". It depicts 2 aborigines atop a hill, viewing the sunset over a rolling blue-purple plain. They carry spears & boomerang, and green body paint. Title & author at the top. Very attractive piece. With a copy of the book, which is somewhat marked and rubbed.

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        Opera Omnia Medico-Chemico-Chirurgica, tribus voluminibus comprehensa. Editio novissima et emendatissima ad Germanica & Latina exemplaria accuratissime collata.Geneva: Sumptibus Joan. Antonii, & Samuelis De Tournes., 1658. First Tournes edition.

      A fine copy, in contemporary vellum and with the often missing portrait, of "the best and most complete edition of Paracelsus' collected works" (Neville). Dibner, Heralds of Science, no. 124.<br/><br/> "According to Sudhoff, bibliographer of Paracelsus' works, this compendium of the works of Paracelsus, edited by Friedrich Bitiskius, is the most complete of the Latin collected editions. It contains virtually all of Paracelsus' medical and philosophical writings, as well as Tintoretto's beautiful portrait of Paracelsus, which is often missing" (Heirs of Hippocrates no. 215).<br/><br/> "Philippus Aureolus Theophratus Bobastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus, remains one of the most controversial and remarkable personalities of the Renaissance. He has been described as a quack, a magician, and astrologer, and alchemist, as well as a brilliant physician, prophet, and genius. Sir William Osler called him the 'Luther of medicine,' and Fielding Garrison lauded him as 'the most original thinker of the sixteenth century.' He was perhaps all of these ... <br/><br/> "His introduction of a new concept of disease, based on the idea that each disease is due to a specific external cause, [was] to replace the ancient notion of disease as an internal idiosyncratic imbalance of humors. Paracelsus's new idea of disease led him to new modes of therapy, using specific agents (often chemically derived) to battle against specific diseases. His followers founded the school of iatrochemistry, which flourished in Europe over the next century. Paracelsus made ether-like preparations that he used as sedatives and narcotics, and he introduced laudanum (tincture of opium) into the pharmacopeia. He advocated the use of minerals as therapeutic agents, including mercury, lead, copper sulfate, and antinomy. As a clinician, he was the first to describe congenital syphilis. He also gave the first description of cretinism, which he linked with goiter, and this in turn he connected to the mineral content of water. He studied the disease of minders and metallurgists and wrote the first monograph on an occupational disease. Forty years before Johann Weyer, he described the clinical manifestations of epilepsy, mania, and hysteria in a manner that was not improved on until Philippe Pinel and Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol in the nineteenth century. In an age when the mentally ill were viewed as possessed by the devil and burned at the stake, he advocated humane treatment ... <br/><br/> "As a surgeon, he treated wounds successfully using conservative methods, in contrast to the common practice of cauterization with boiling oil. He was the first to agree with the fourteenth-century French surgeon Henri de Mondeville that wounds must be kept clean, and Garrison described him as 'almost the only asepsist between Mondeville and Lister.' <br/><br/> "Paracelsus was a voluminous writer ..., but his controversial views and antagonistic personality alienated publishers, and only a few of his books appeared during his lifetime." (Haskell F. Norman in One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine). <br/><br/> Dibner 124; Heirs of Hippocrates 215; Dorbon 3522 ("Edition de la plus insigne rareté"); Sotheran, Cat. 800 [1926] 11703 ("Rare"); Neville Historical Chemical Library 260; Bolton 718; Osler 528.. 3 vols. in 2, folio (354 x 212 mm), contemporary Dutch vellum, blind-stamped centre-pieces, some smudging to the spines and a few dark spots to the boards (probably blood). Fully complete, pp [36] 828 [40]; [24] 718 [34]; [12] 212 [24]; [4] 18 (the last volume being in two sections), titles in red and black with large vignettes, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut text illustrations, a fine and genuine copy, entirely unrestored

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