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      Boston: The Stratford Company, Publishers, 1926.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-275 [276: blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and ruled in blind. First edition. A collection of science fiction, horror and supernatural tales. "Unusual and imaginative in motifs, intelligent, but amateurish in presentation." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1169. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 891. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 121. Bleiler (1978), p. 107. Reginald 07742. A bright, nearly fine copy in very good two-color pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges and 23 x15 mm v-chip at upper spine end. A somewhat uncommon book which is rarely found in jacket. (#147366)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Photographic Album containing unpublished photos of players of 1926 New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Robins, and Cincinnati Reds. Including Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

      Very Good. 1926. Hardcover. String-tied pigskin; oblong. Brown photographic album containing rare photographs from 1920's including players from the national baseball teams New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds. Includes photos of the following players: 4 of Babe Ruth; Lou Gehrig; Pat Collins; Urban Shocker; Herb McQuaid; Honey Barnes; Mark Koenig; Earl Combes; Nick Cullop; Bob Meusel; Joe Dugan; Benny Bengough; Jack Fournier; George Sisler; Miller Huggins; Edd Roush; Waite Hoyt; Wally Gilbert; Major Jimmy Walker; Includes 2 photos of "Flag-raising ceremony of the first game between the Brooklyn & St. Louis Teams, March 13 1926". Includes 1 photo of Mayor Jimmy Walker & NY Yankees Owner Jacob Ruppert w/ Babe Ruth. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 98 pages .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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      Berlin: August Scherl, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth decorated titles in gilt on front cover and spine, title on spine in red block, publisher's colophon on rear cover in blind. Text in German. Very Good. Light shelf lean. Cloth with several small marks, faded at spine. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down; single letter embossed to rear free end paper. The original German-language novelization of the screenplay, released prior to the film.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Old Oriental Carpets

      Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co, 1926. Hardcover. Interior VG, clean and tight but with some chipping to page ends, and plates have perforation stamps over images, although not all are readily visible. Vol. I covers detached and spine missing. Vol. II back cover detached, and spine is set inside front cover, which is loose. Text blocks secure.. Two volumes; navy blue cloth over boards; gilt cover lettering. Volume I: vi; 7-22; 60 plates in color and bw. Volume II: vi: 7-44; 57 plates in bw and color. 17.5x23 inches. Pair weighs 44 pounds and will require extra postage. Text in English. Issued for the Austrian Museum for Art and Industry. Thorough introductory and other text material with beautiful, full-page plates. The weaving and knotting process are well-explained. Volume I includes a table of numbers and types of knots in carpets from different areas, and Volume II includes a Technical Introduction. Featured carpets are from India, Persia, Asia Minor, Turkey, and Egypt. Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress. The present work ... is based on the two works 'Orientalische Teppiche' published in 1892, and 'Altorientalische Teppiche' published in 1908."--P. [5]. The first volume is the work of H. Trenkwald, and the second volume of F. Sarre.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Sherwood Anderson & Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans

      New Orleans: Pelican, 1926. First. hardcover. near fine. Drawn by W.M. Spratling and Arranged by William Faulkner. Thin 8vo, green boards; darker green printed label. New Orleans: The Pelican Bookshop, (1926). First Edition. Drawn by W.M. Spratling and Arranged by William Faulkner. Thin 8vo, green boards; darker green printed label. New Orleans: The Pelican Bookshop, (1926). First Edition. Of an edition of 250 copies this is number 15 of about 50, signed on the flyleaf by Spratling, and with some of plates hand tinted by him. Spratling has added a presentation on the dedication page to author Kenneth Roberts, whose ex-libris is on the endpaper. The very delicate binding is in fine, original condition, except for inevitable fading of the spine and upper front cover. There is a half inch closed tear in the margin of the title page, otherwise a fine copy of a very scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Graven Images

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. The Riverside Press, 1926. First edition. ix, 101 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue paper over boards. Private library stamp on endpapers. Fine copy of a fragile book. First edition. ix, 101 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1926. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, gilt vignette on front cover, top edges gilt, yellow map endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Ownership signature to front free endpaper, closed tear to front endpaper which has been repaired neatly, mild rubbing and bumping to corners and ends of spine, light soiling to rear cover. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. After the huge success of When We Were Very Young, first published on 6 November 1924, Milne was asked to contribute a story to the London Evening News. "The Wrong Sort of Bees", published on Christmas Eve 1925, was based on a bedtime story that Milne had told his son Christopher. It starred Christopher's stuffed bear, who had made his first public appearance in the poem "Teddy Bear", published in Punch in 1924 and later in When We Were Very Young. The original toy was a top-of-the-range Alpha Farnell bought at Harrods for Christopher Milne's first birthday, known initially as Edward or Edward Bear, then later rechristened Winnie-the-Pooh (after a favourite bear cub at London zoo). Winnie-the-Pooh was an immediate success and garnered even more enthusiastic reviews than its predecessor, with one critic writing that "When the real Christopher Robin is a little old man, children will find him waiting for them. It is the child's book of the season that seems certain to stay" (Thwaite p. 317). The book was first published in London on 14 October 1926 in an edition of 30,000 regular trade copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, With rubbing to cloth at corner and spine ends, patch of discoloration to bottom of front joint, scuff to front cover near Winnie. Gilt almost completely rubbed at spine but moderately bright on front cover. Pages toned, with top corners bumped, foxing to prelims and terminals, and several small sporadic stains. A nice copy of the first American printing.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Adventure's Best Stories 1926

      George H. Doran Co New York (1926) - First Edition. Collection of short adventure stories including Alan Lemay's first appearance in book format with his story, Strange Fellers. Also contains Talbot Mundy, James Parker Long, Crosbie Garstin, and others. Stories first appeared in Adventure Magazine. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket with shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners, less than a dime sized chip at lower front panel. A scarce collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Woman washing her hair.]

      New York - Woodcut. Signed in pen. Image measures 7 1/4 x 5 3/4". Sheet measures 10 1/2 x 8 1/2". Matted with archival corners. This print by Rockwell Kent depicts a young woman washing her hair at the shore of a lake. Part of the woman's reflection appears in the lake at the bottom, and the background is lush with stylized foliage. The print, created circa 1926, appeared in Kent's 1933 "Rockwellkentiana" (p. 37). It is in excellent condition with a French matting and wide margins. It has been professionally matted with archival corners. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American realist painter from Tarrytown, New York. Kent spent his life in a variety of places, including Maine, Newfoundland, Alaska, Greenland, and South America. His paintings, lithographs, and woodcuts often portray aspects of a life lived in nature and are collected today by major museums throughout the country. Kent was also a prolific writer and illustrator who produced several books. This print is a lovely example of his work.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sonnets For Caresse.

      Paris: Albert Messein, Editeur, 7 October 1926 - Octavo (164 × 111 mm). Original presentation vellum, hand-painted titles to spine and border to sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With the original wrappers bound in. Fine. Presentation copy, inscribed by Caresse Crosby, of the third and most complete edition of Harry's first book, this copy 36 of 100 numbered copies on Arches paper (there were also 7 on japon and one on vellum). This copy, which is in beautiful condition with the original wrappers bound into the hand-painted vellum binding as issued, is inscribed on the first blank, "For the Elins, Happy New Year, from Caresse, à Paris ce 3 Janvier 1927". Harry Crosby (1898–1929) was born the heir to one of Boston's wealthiest banking families (he was the nephew of J. P. Morgan), but after serving as an ambulance driver during the First World War he met and fell in love with a married lady, Mary Peabody (née Jacob), another Bostonian heiress with a passionate and unruly disposition. (She was also, incidentally, the inventor of the backless bra.) They soon eloped to Paris and she changed her name to Caresse (though she briefly entertained "Clytoris", before bestowing that name on her pet whippet). Harry and Caresse embedded themselves in the avant-garde cultural scene, holding wild parties in their palace on the île Saint-Louis, and founding the Black Sun Press, which published (in small, exquisite editions and with no expense spared) the work of English and American expatriate modernists such as Crane, Eliot, Jolas, Joyce, Lawrence, MacLeish, and Pound. The couple lived a life of utter dissolution off Harry's inheritance which, when it ran out, had to be supplemented by telegrams to his banker father such as the infamous, "PLEASE SELL $10,000 WORTH OF STOCK. WE HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE A MAD AND EXTRAVAGANT LIFE", (to which the father, reluctantly but nonetheless amazingly, assented). Following Crosby's tragic death in 1929 (he was found shot dead in the same bed as Josephine, "The Fire Princess", one of his many lovers), the Black Sun Press continued issuing books in Paris and New York under the directorship of Caresse, who survived until 1970. Sonnets for Caresse, which was Harry Crosby's first book, was first printed in October 1925. The first and second edition contained 30 and 37 poems respectively, whereas this third was expanded to 48. The fourth edition of the following year was halved in size with only 24, making this third the most complete edition of Crosby's first book of poems, marking the beginning of an extraordinary love affair. The recipients of this presentation copy from Caresse were her aunt and uncle Emma (née Jacobs) and George Elin, who lived on their Ardleigh Park estate near London. It was to Ardleigh that Caresse had occasionally fled earlier in the 20s when upset by Harry's liberal flirting - this presentation from Caresse to her cousins of these love poems, penned by the man against whom they had learned to take sides, is characteristically capricious. Minkoff A3-c [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Universal Indian sign language of the Plains Indians of North America. Together with a dictionary of synonyms covering the basic words represented. Also a codification of pictographic word symbols of the Ojibway and Sioux Nations

      San Diego: William Tompkins, n.d., 1926. First edition, slim 8vo, pp. 77; original blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover; some wear at extremities, else very good. The greater part of the edition, apparently, was issued in wrappers. This copy with a long presentation from the author "To my friend Buck Duane" quoting "a good old Sioux Indian's parting message in sign language." Also with a tipped in photograph of the author and a friend on the verso of the title page, signed by both, standing in front of the Arkansaw Travellers Hotel, plus two newspaper clippings reprinting letters to the editor by Tomkins. Over 500 symbols each defined and checked with the members of the tribe members at the Sioux and Cheyenne agencies extending to inquiries at Fort Sulley and Fort Pierre. OCLC locates only later editions.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        [Film Exhibitor's Book 1926-1927]

      Los Angeles: Fox, 1926. First edition. A scarce exhibitor's book from Fox's silent era that features John Ford's 3 Bad Men, Raoul Walsh's What Price Glory, Howard Hawks' Fig Leaves, and 7th Heaven, among others. There are tipped-in pages featuring portraits of their top directors and full color portraits of top stars such as George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Tom Mix, Buck Jones, and Janet Gaynor. An unrestored book with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. Folio (16 x 9 1/2 inches). Original cloth-backed boards, printed paper label on cover: "Fox | A Standard of Business in the Realm of Entertainment". Illustrated throughout in color, and with tipped-in plates, double-page map of Fox Studios at end. Binding worn, with loss, internally clean.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Het geslacht Blijdenstein. Familieboek, Enschede 1926, 15 + 422 p., geïll, gedrukt op O.H. papier, gebonden ex. in leer met familiewapen op voorplat.

      "Het geslacht Blijdenstein. Familieboek, Enschede 1926, 15 + 422 p., geïll, gedrukt op O.H. papier, gebonden ex. in leer met familiewapen op voorplat.".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        North American Indians.

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1926. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Their Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America. 1832-1839. 2 volumes, large octavo, original pictorial red cloth, with titles gilt to spine and upper cover, with pictorial decoration in gilt and black, top edge gilt, others uncut. Over 300 colour illustrations on 180 plates, including 3 maps, one coloured and folding. Near-contemporary ink inscription to front of volume one. Light rubbing to extremities and a few very small closed tears to cloth at spine ends, otherwise a smart copy, clean, fresh, attractive and in excellent condition. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts as well as more than four hundred paintings, including portraits and scenes of tribal life. The resultant book, first published with uncoloured plates in 1841, is "one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject" (Sabin). "The history and the customs of such a people," Catlin wrote, "preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from becoming their historian" (Hassrick).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Sun Also Rises

      Scribner's, 1926. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Fine. An excellent copy of First Edition published 1926 with Scribner's Seal on the copyright page, and the (stoppped) three p's on page 181. Some wear to the spine. The binding is tight, with minor wear commensurate with age. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with a facsimile dustjacket from the original.

      [Bookseller: Terry Sparks]
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        Today Is Friday.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Zum Feldzug Alexanders des Grossen and der Nordwestgrenze Indiens. Von Sir Aurel Stein, K.C.I.E., Ph. D., D. Litt. Usw., Z. Zt. Srinagar, Kashmir. (Auf der Kreuzschule von 1874-1877.) (Sonderdruck aus der wissenschaftlichen Festschrift zur 700-Jahr-Feier der Kreuzschule zu Dresden 1926.)

      [S.n.], Dresden 1926 - First separate edition. Presentation copy. Offprint edition. Unbound as published. 61-71, (1) p. Inscribed copy of Stein's paper on Alexander the Great's campaign on the Indian North-West frontier. The rewritten English version was published a year later in the "The Geographical Journal". Sir Marc Aurél Stein (1862-1943) was a Hungarian born British archaeologist, mainly concerned with exploring ancient Central Asia. Member of "The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire" as Knight Commander (KCIE), and Fellow of British Academy. He made four major expeditions to Central Asia in 1900, 1906-1908, 1913-1916 and 1930. His greatest discovery was made at Mogao Caves, also known as "Caves of the Thousand Buddhas", near Dunhuang in 1907. The Stein collection (mostly manuscripts and other relics) has been placed in the British Library, the British Museum, and partly to the Srinagar Museum and the National Museum in New Delhi. Artistically restored. In fine condition. First separate edition. Presentation copy. Offprint edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        The Bat

      Grosset and Dunlap New York (1926) - First Photoplay Edition, with plug for the "Roland West Photo Play Production" at front jacket panel and with color illustration after a scene from the United Artist feature starring Jack Pickford and Jewel Carmen. Very scarce photoplay edition for this early horror film. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with fairly shallow chipping at top spine end and lower flap corners, modest edge wear, lower centimeter of rear flap torn away, verso with scotch tape reinforcement at spine ends and corners. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Das Kind in der Familie und Andere Vortrage [The Child in the Family and Other Speeches]

      Vienna: Montessori-Schule Wien, [1926]. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed by Author. Limited first edition of 100 copies handsigned by Montessori on the copyright page, number 75. (1923 only date mentioned but Montessori Research Europe Newsletter 1/2011 makes case for late 1926 publication date.) 119pp. Green cloth lettered in gilt. In German. Near Fine with clean pages and sharp gilt, slight bowing to back board. A lovely copy. According to the page on the verso of a faux holograph poem, "A part of these lectures was held by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1923 in Brussels and in the same year they were published in French in the periodical La Femme Belge. The translation at hand was done by the working group of the Vienna Montessori school." An important work by the education pioneer with her scarce signature.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gesamtausgabe der Werke Claudio Monteverdis. Nachdruck der Ausgabe aus Venedig 1607. Herausgegeben von G. Francesco Malipiero. 15 Bände. Es fehlt Band 11. Universal-Edition. Einleitung in deutsch und italienisch, Texte der Partituren in italienisch.

      Italien, G. Francesco Malipiero-Asolo, 1926. 15 Bände ( Band 11 fehlt!)., Mit Noten., Band 1: 70 Seiten., Band 2: 107 Seiten., Band 3: 113 Seiten., Band 4: 102 Seiten., Band 5: 130 Seiten., Band 6: 130 Seiten., Band 7: 214 Seiten., Band VIII/1 + Band VIII/2: insgesamt 347 Seiten., Band 9: 125 Seiten., Band 10: 92 Seiten., Band 11: fehlt, Band 12: 218 Seiten. Band 13: 280 Seiten., Band: XIV/1 und XIV/2: insgesamt 353 Seiten. Einbände etwas berieben und beschabt, teils gestempelt, Titelblätter teils gestempelt, Papier altersbedingt gilb, gutes Exemplar. Es fehlt der 11. Band der Ausgabe!! Gr.-8°. OBroschur mit Titelaufdruck., Band 2: Letze Seite mit kleiner Fehlstelle (Text oder Noten nicht betroffen). Einbände berieben und verblichen. Papier altersbedingt gilb, Buchrücken mit römischen Zahlen und Bibliotheksaufkleber versehen. Vordere Buchdeckel und Titelblätter teils gestempelt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Es fehlt der Band XI: Orfeo, Arianna, Maddalena. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Musik, 1567-1643, Universaledition

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        Chinese Central Asia ... with an Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Annales du Siam I, Chroniques de Suvanna Khamdëng, Suvanna k'ôm kham, Sinhanavati

      Paris, Limoges, Nancy, Imprimeries CHARLES-LAVAUZELLE and Cie, 1926, in-8, XXVpp, (6), 216pp, (6), exemplaire broché, couverture imprimée, orné de 8 planches hors texte (couverture décollée, page de faux titre manquante), Premier volume d'un ensemble de trois comprenant la traduction par Camille Notton des chroniques de Suvanna Khamdeng, Suvanna K'ôm Kham et de Sinhanavati. Le deuxième volume contient la chronique de Lap'un, et l'histoire de la dynastie Chamt'evi, tandis que le troisième comporte la chronique de Xieng Mai. Camille Notton, consul de France à Chiang-mai, se fait le défenseur, dans son travail de traduction de la langue et de la civilisation du nord de la Thaïlande. Notton demeure le pionnier incontournable des études sur le Lanna et ses travaux de traduction continue à faire référence. Dans sa préface, Notton signale qu'il est le premier à traduire ces chroniques dans leur intégralité car les éditions en siamois établies au début du XXème siècle n'offrent que des traductions abrégées, sélectives. Suvanna Khamdaeng est un héros de légende qui n'est connu que par cette chronique, plus religieuse qu'historique, mélangeant allégrement le merveilleux et le réel. Elle conte l'installation de ces chasseurs « venus du nord » dans la région de Chiang maï jusqu'à la formation du muang Lanna après de multiples vicissitudes. Elle évoque de nombreux souverains dans une chronologie qui permet de la situer à partir du 8ème siècle de notre ère. Ce texte tente de démontrer que Suvanna Khamdaeng est le fondateur du royaume de Lanna « dont la prospérité fut le fruit de sa grande sagesse ». La Chronique de Souvanna K'ôm Kham fait partie d'un ensemble de textes originaires du Lan Nâ, généralement distingués de ceux que l'on considère comme historiques (la Chronique de Chiang Mai, par exemple), mais dont on suppose pourtant qu'ils pourraient conserver la mémoire de faits très anciens, voire antérieurs à la période taï. Si ces chroniques ont sans doute peu à nous apprendre d'un point de vue historique, ils recèlent cependant des informations précieuses pour une meilleure compréhension des traditions historiographiques et hagiographiques du domaine taï. Toute l'importance du texte réside en fait dans sa conclusion. Celle-ci se focalise sur la destruction de Souvanna Khom Kham et sur son abandon par ses habitants. La chronique de Sinhanavati est consacrée à la fondation de buddha au pays Yônaka, à la révisions des Écritures de l'histoire de ce pays et par la suite, aux peuples khmer et T'ai. C'est notamment dans ce chapitre sur la fondation du buddha, qu'il est écrit que buddha se serait transporté par la voie des airs dans les différents monts du Yonok, et après s'être assis sur chaque rocher qui s'y trouvait et y aurait prédit l'édification d'un sanctuaire bouddhique. Ce sanctuaire (le Wat Phra That Doi Tung) fût en effet construit par le roi Praya Ajjuttaraja Et Maha Kassapa sur ces rochers, considérés comme des reliques ; le sanctuaire est toujours visitable aujourd'hui. Intérieur propre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Opera posthuma. 2 delen in 1 band, Amsterdam, v. Someren, 1679. [colophon: Hardewijk, Sas].

      "12°, half perkament, (16)+411+(2)+480 pag. Met handtekening van M. Buisman 1926 op schutblad. Met gegraveerde titelpagina. Tekst in Latijn en Nederlands; schoolboek.".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        The Grandeur of the Gorges. Fifty Photographic Studies, with Descriptive Notes, of China's Great Waterway, the Yangtze Kiang, including Twelve Hand-Coloured Prints.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        [NEW TYPE OF THEATRE FOR A NEW SOVIET MAN] Moskovsky dramatichesky teatr imeni MGSPS: Gastrol'naia poezdka 1926 [i.e. Theatre of Moscow Provincial Council of Trade Unions: Tour of 1926]

      Moscow: MGSPS, [1926]. [32] pp.: ill., port. 17x12,5 cm. In original illustrated constructivist wrappers. Tear of the spine, wrappers are slightly detached from the text block, loss of the small fragment of the front wrapper (restored with paper) and of the back wrapper, Soviet bookshop's stamp and price written in pen on the back wrapper. First and only edition. One of 10000 copies. This publication was made during the most experimental, bold and innovative period of the Theatre of Moscow Provincial Council of Trade Unions. With 16 portraits of the theatre company (Liubimov-Lanskoi, Doroshevich, Vanin, Rozen-Sanin and others) and 6 scenes from productions. This edition covers the tour of the theater that took place in 1926 in Leningrad, Gomel, Kiev, Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Odessa. The edition includes lists of the company, staff, route, repertoire ('Storm', 'Georgy Gapon', 'Locust', 'The Year of 1881'), short biography and programs for an each production. The Theatre was born in 1922 on the initiative of trade unionists for working audience. The first performance, composed of fragments of Leonid Andreev's play «Savva», was shown in the Hall of Columns of the House of Unions. It aroused great interest among spectators and the press. In connection with the fact that the young collective enjoyed the support of the cultural department of the Moscow trade unions, on March 3, 1923, it was given an official status. In 1924, the theater acquired the theater building in the Hermitage Garden at its complete disposal. In 1925 the theater was headed by an energetic, experienced theatrical figure, actor and director Evsei Osipovich Lyubimov-Lanskoy. Liubimov-Lanskoi was one of the most active theatre activists of 1920s, creator of the first realistic productions about the Revolution. The distinguishing features of the Lyubimov-Lansky productions are strict, precise fixation of life and documentary, and at the same time revolutionary pathos, agitation. He called his theater «theatre of social truth», and his realism - «realism biased, sarcastic, sharp, class-sober". With him, the glory of the experimental stage of modern Soviet drama became established behind the theater. The theater enters into creative cooperation with V. Bill-Belotserkovsky, F. Gladkov, V. Kirshon, A. Afinogenov, N. Pogodin and other young playwrights, trying to find contact and mutual understanding with the young audience of the new spectator. The main artist of the theater at that time was B. Volkov, who worked in the style of constructivism. In the 1920s the theater was in the forefront of the Soviet drama, but in the 1930s this type of theater and actor was already unclaimed.

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      [Denver: Press of The Bradford-Robinson Printing Co., 1926]., 1926. First edition. First edition. 12mo. Green pebbled cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 243 pp., foreword, introduction, illustrated, frontispiece. Contains biographies and accounts of 19 pioneers who crossed the Plains to Colorado, including L. H. Shepard, the author's father, and tells of their trip. Herd 1034 says "Some early ranching in Colorado." The author wrote several books about her life and experiences in the Rocky Mountains, and all are scarce to rare. A fine, bight copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Der Kommandant von Kalymnos. Ein Mysterium aus dem Rokoko der Levante.

      Venedig, S. Maria Formosa, 1926. 8°. 60 S. OLwd. EA. Nicht bei WG II. Mit den beiden Tafeln. Als Manuskript gedruckt bei Paul Kaltschmid, Wien. Eines von 100 Expl. - Leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig, minimale Lichtschatten. Schönes Expl. - Herzmanovsky-Orlando, (1877 - 1954), studierte nach dem Besuch des Theresianums in Wien 1896-1903 Architektur an der dortigen TH und machte wahrscheinlich 1903 in München die Bekanntschaft Alfred Kubins, durch den er u.a. Franz Blei, Thomas Mann, Karl Wolfskehl sowie Oscar A. H. Schmitz und Gustav Meyrink kennenlernte, die seine Geisteshaltung nachhaltig beeinflußten. 1913/14 unternahm Herzmanovsky-Orlando ausgedehnte Reisen, die ihn u.a. nach England, Italien, Ägypten und Zypern führten, beendete 1916 seine Tätigkeit als Architekt sowie in der Zentralkommission für Denkmalpflege und übersiedelte 1917 aus gesundheitlichen Gründen nach Meran, wo er sich, finanziell unabhängig, ganz seinem literarischen und künstlerischen Schaffen widmen konnte. Neben einem umfassenden graphischen Werk erschien 1928 sein selbstillustrierter Roman \"Der Gaulschreck im Rosennetz. Eine Wiener Schnurre aus dem modernen Barock\", die neben einem Privatdruck die einzige Buchveröffentlichung zu seinen Lebzeiten war. Er schrieb phantastische Erzählwerke, u.a. sein Hauptwerk, den utopischen Roman \"Das Maskenspiel der Genien\" (1958), parodistische Dramen wie \"Kaiser Joseph und die Bahnwärterstochter\", ferner Pantomimen und Ballette sowie zahlreiche Erzählungen, die dem anekdotischen Umfeld seines Bekanntenkreises gewidmet sind. Bekannt wurde sein Werk erst durch die stark bearbeitete Ausgabe Friedrich Torbergs, die 1957-63 in vier Bänden erschien. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Der Kommandant von Kalymnos. Ein Mysterium aus dem Rokoko der Levante. Als Manuskript gedruckt.

      Venedig, S. Maria Formosa (Wien, Buchdruckerei Paul Kaltschmid), 1926. Gr.-8°. Mit 2 mitpaginierten Tafeln nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers. 60 S., 1 Bl., OLwd. Erstausgabe des Erstlingswerkes Herzmanovsky-Orlandos. - Nr. 71 von 100 Exemplaren. - Neben dem „Gaulschreck im Rosennetz“ das einzige zu Lebzeiten des Verfassers erschienene Werk. - Einband tlw. schwach berieben bzw. bestoßen. Rücken etw. verblasst u. min. fleckig. Kl. Exlibris a. Innendeckel u. Sammlerstempel am Titel. - Giebisch/G. 152; Kosch VII, 1046; nicht bei Wilpert/G. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Herzmanovsky-Orlando, Der Kommandant von Kalymnos. Ein Mysterium aus dem Rokoko der Levante

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        The Crescent Moon

      New York: Macmillan, 1926. Hardcover. Later printing. Very good in boards; lacking the dust jacket. This copy signed without inscription by Tagore on the front free endpaper. An attractive copy of this poetry collection, signed by the Nobel laureate. A decidedly uncommon signature.

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        Südsee Plastik. Galerie Flechtheim, Lützow Ufer 13.

      OPlakat [ ca. 35,1 x 50 cm]. Orig. Lithographie. Vgl. Staatl. Mus. zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek 14050251. - Kl. Randlsäuren, etw. knittrig. - Beeindruckendes Plakat der bekannten Galerie Flechtheim mit dem beiliegenden Katalog "Südsee-Plastiken" herausgegeben von Gustav Eugen Diehl in den "Veröffentlichungen des Kunstarchivs 1926, Nr. 5": Text von Carl Einstein. (54 S., OBrosch.) Mit 29 s/w Abbildungen der ausgestellten Werke.

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      Oxford University Press, London 1926 - viii, 981p. Portrait frontispiece. Bound by Bumpus in full red calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., with gilt spine and simple ornaments and central monogram on upper cover. A prize binding of the St. Paul's Girl School with their bookplate. With a lovely fore-edge painting of a young woman playing a lyre. Some fading to cover else VG and quite sound [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Punkt und Linie zu Fläche. Beitrag zur Analyse der malerischen Elemente. 1 Vierfarbendruck, 102 Figuren, 25 Tafeln.

      München / Verlag Albert Langen 1926 - 8°. Bauhausbücher. Schriftleitung: Walter Gropius, L. Moholy-Nagy - Bd. 9. 190 S.+ Register. OBrosch. Einband fleckig, an einer Stelle knickspurig sowie mit minimalen Einrissen; Besitzvermerk auf Titelblatt; sonst guter Zustand. 2200 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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        Autograph quotation signed.

      N. p., 14. VII. 1926. - 3 lines in upper half of a folded sheet (22:28 cm).

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        Unordnung und frühes Leid. Novelle.

      Berlin, S. Fischer 1926. Mit radierter Titelvignette von Karl Walser. 126 S. Original-Ganzlederband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel, farbiger Deckelillustration, Kopfgoldschnitt im OSchuber. 16,7 x12,0 cm. Nr. 168 v. 300 num Expl. d. Vorzugsausgabe. Von Thomas Mann signiert. Minimal berieben und beschabt, Vorder- und Hinterdeckel an den Aussparungen des Schubers etwas gedunkelt. Schuber berieben und beschabt. Ohne das Berichtigungsblatt (Kalbleder statt Pergament, wie im Druckvermerk angegeben).

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        Das Wissen um Expressionismus: Führer durch die Ausstellung der Abstrakten

      Berlin: Das Kunstarchiv Verlag G.m.b.H., 1926. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Quarto. 42 (2), 32pp. Original illustrated wraps typographically designed by Oscar Nerlinger, protected in modern mylar. Veröffentlichung des Kunstarchivs Nr. 10. With contributions by William Wauer on Realism, Impressionism and Expressionism, Painting and its Structure, Forty Years of New Art, and other topics. With complete listing of participating artists and short, descriptive texts relating to works of selected artists. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of art including Alexander Archipenko, Erich Buchholz, Robert & Sonia Delaunay, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Lázlo Moholy-Nagy, Otto Müller, Oscar Nerlinger, among others. Advertisements include Johannes Itten's "Modern Art School" and an elaborate add on subscription terms for catalogs as well as listing of publications by "Das Kunstarchiv" on inside and back cover. Text in German. Some wear along edges and spine, small chips, light creasing and rubbed. Text part age toned. Wraps in overall good+, interior in very good condition.

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        First Steps to Rackets

      Mills & Boon, London 1926 - First edition. Octavo. 136, 16 ads pp., plates. Green cloth. A slight bump on the front board, very good or better without dustwrapper. Inscribed by one of the co-authors: "To George Standing in grateful remembrance of the pleasure of meeting. Clarence N. Bruce. Jan. 1928." Not to be confused with either tennis or squash, rackets or racquets is an indoor racquet sport played in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. The sport is infrequently called "hard rackets," possibly to distinguish it from the related sport of squash (formerly called "squash rackets"). Both authors were rackets champions and the recipient, George Standing, was the head professional at the New York Racket and Tennis Club, and was runner-up for the World Championship in 1897. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Harcourt, Brace. 1926. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Good. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON PUBLICATION DAY!. Signed and inscribed on front endpaper: "To Renee Love! Sinclair Lewis Lake Pelican June 3, 1926 (publication day)". Original blue cloth stamped in orange (minor fading and wear to cloth, there is some spotting and a smudge with erasure to the inscription; some browning to text edges, a few smudges to text). 308 pages. Signed: I Signed by Author

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        Haldensleben wie es früher war

      Neuhaldensleben Am Ufer der Ohre, da liegt eine Stadt, die im Umkreis nicht ihresgleichen hat ward früher Haldensleben genannt, aus dem Sumpfe erbaut, wie euch allen bekannt. Manch Schicksal mußte das Städtchen erfahren, denn einst vor vielen hundert Jahren, als Erzbischof Wichmann sie heimgesucht, ergriffen alle nach Niendorf die Flucht. Auf dem Marktplatz steht der Roland von Stein, er hat schon eingebüßt Arm und Bein, doch hat er beides jetzt wieder schon -aus Zement, ohne schmerzhafte Operation. Der Kirchturm ragt weit übers Stadtbild hinaus und sieht genau wie ne Sektflasche aus. In der Stadt herrscht ein großer Wagenverkehr, Motorräder, Autos fahren schnell hin und her. Auch gibts ein Gefängnis am Stendaler Tor, eine Wassermühle ist gerade davor. Gegenüber steht das Spritzenhaus, denn manchmal bricht auch Feuer aus. Von 6 bis 7 auf der Hagenstraße sind Menschen da aus jeder Gasse, zumal der Bummel - wie früher auch heute -bringt auf die Beine viel junge Leute. Der Stadtpark, geeignet zum Rodeln gar sehr, doch wenn Oppermann (Gendarm) kommt, ist er ganz bestimmt leer. Neuhaldensleben bist du auch klein, wir können zufrieden mit dir sein. Waltraud Wilchens, Maschenpromenade 25 (eingesandt zum Preisausschreiben in der Beilage zum Stadt- und Landboten Nr. 7, 1926) Vorwort Ich habe mich bemüht, in Wort und Bild etwas einzufangen von dem Leben in der Ohrestadt im ersten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts und von ihrer Entwicklung. Ich wollte Erinnerungen wachrufen an Kindheit, Jugend, liebenswerte Menschen, Erinnerungen an vergangene Zeiten. Bei denen, die Haldensleben nicht kennen, wollte ich Interesse wecken für diese Stadt und zeigen, daß auch sie Sehenswertes aufzuweisen hat. Allerdings bietet es sich dem Besucher nicht an, er muß schon mit offenen Augen durch die Straßen gehen und ein Gespür für Besonderheiten entwickeln. Dabei soll das Buch helfen. Ich selbst bin kein Haidensleber Kind, sondern erst 1945 zugezogen. Es fiel mir anfangs nicht leicht, Zugang zur Ohrestadt und ihrer Geschichte zu finden, sie kennen und lieben zu lernen. Heute bin ich die Turmfrau vom Bülstringer Torturm und freue mich über jeden, den ich mit Haldensleben bekanntmachen darf. Mit Widmung auf der Titelseite.

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