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        The Novels of Jane Austen.

      The Clarendon Press, Oxford., 1926-32. Second Chapman edition, the second volume being the second impression. Octavo. Five volumes: pp xvi, 429; xiv, 415; xiv, 567; xiv, 522; xiv, 311. The texts are based on collation of the early editions. With notes, indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. Original burgundy cloth with gilt devices to front covers.A bit of fading to spine and minor bumping to edges of covers. A very good set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Autograph Musical Quotation from Orchestral Variations, Op. 31

      - Boldly penned AMQS from the Austrian-born composer whose development of the 'twelve-tone' system proved to be one of the most far-reaching innovations in the history of 20th century music. On a white card measuring 8 x 5.5 cm, the composer has penned five measures of music, one of the many B-A-C-H symbols used in the Orchestral Variations, Op. 31, and has signed "Arnold Schonberg Berlin 4.VIII.32." In fine condition, sold together with the original transmissal envelope and a halftone photograph, mounted to an album sheet and easily removed. The Variations for Orchestra, begun in May 1926 and finished in August 1928, is Schoenberg's first orchestral score written according to his new rules of serialism. The first performance was given on December 2, 1928, in Berlin, with Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting. It takes one of the great, essential forms of Western music and proves its compatibility with atonal music, and specifically, with serialism. Following a massive climax in the first section of the piece, the trombone intones four notes--B-flat, A, C, B-natural--that spell out the name Bach in German notation, invoking the master Schoenberg admired above all others. When The New York Times critic mistakenly wrote that Bach's name was the theme of the entire piece, Schoenberg was quick to set the record straight, pointing out that this passing, "sentimental" gesture was no different from Beethoven quoting Mozart's Don Giovanni in the Diabelli Variations.

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        Die Geschichte von Ulenspiegel und Lamme Goedzak und ihren heldenmässigen, fröhlichen und glorreichen Abenteuern im Lande Flandern und anderwärts. Deutsch von Karl Wolfskehl. Mit Holzschnitten von Frans Masereel. 2 Bde.

      - München, Wolff 1926. Gr.8°. XLIII, 496 S., 534 S. mit 150 Orig.-Holzschnitten von Frans Masereel. Illustr. Original Pergament. Nicht nummeriertes Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe auf van Gelder-Bütten und Ganzpergament. Blattränder gebräunt. Rücken mit kleinen Wasserfleckchen. Gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        The Peregrine

      First edition, first impression of this masterpiece of 20th century nature writing, cited by Ted Hughes, Andrew Motion, Werner Herzog, and many others, as one of the most important books of its kind. Rare in such lovely condition in the dust jacket. J. A. Baker (1926-1987) was a librarian who spent ten years tracking peregrine falcons in coastal Essex during the 1950s and 60s. This, the first of his two published works, distils his observations of the birds and their changing habitat into a lyrical account of a single year, beginning in autumn with the birds' migration from Scandinavia and ending with their return north in spring. "The book records these months of chase in all their agitated repetitiveness. It describes them in language so intense and incantatory, and yet also so amok with beauty, that the act of bird-watching becomes akin to a shamanic ritual... Baker's most remarkable achievement in The Peregrine, to my mind, is the quality of deep strangeness with which he invests the East Anglian landscape. His Essex - 50 miles from London, aggressively farmed, densely peopled - is somehow made as mysterious, elemental, wild and remote as anywhere in the world. Like Ted Hughes, Baker is able to evoke a deep Englishness: to make a long-inhabited landscape seem timeless and mythic" (MacFarlane, "Extreme Styles of Hunting", The Guardian, May 21, 2005). London: Collins, 1967. Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine gilt, green endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine just a little rolled. A lovely, fresh copy in the jacket that is a slightly faded along the spine panel. Excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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        All The Sad Young Men

      New York: Scribner, 1926. First. hardcover. fine/good. 8vo, green cloth (head and foot of spine just lightly bumped), dust wrapper. New York: Scribner's 1926. First Edition. Fine, bight copy in a good dust wrapper. 8vo, green cloth (head and foot of spine just lightly bumped), dust wrapper. New York: Scribner's 1926. First Edition. Fine, bight copy in a good dust wrapper.First issue, with the perfect type on pages 38, 90 & 248. The dust jacket is chipped on the edges & on the spine, where there is a loss of the the first word of the title & part of "Scribners" at the base. It is not price-clipped, however, and the lips of the female figure on the cover are not "battered", indicating a first issue.

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        1926 & 1927 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 2.

      Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. 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

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        Famous Masterpieces of the French, Dutch and English Schools : The Collection of C. K. G. Billings, Esq. From Fort Tryon Hall, New York

      New York: American Art Association, 1926. Original binding of chocolate laid paper/boards; gilt lettering and insignia; ivory paper spine. Housed in a clamshell box of matching brown paper. 31 photogravure works, each with tissue guard. Oversize and a bit heavy at 5 pounds (2.25 kilos) and will require extra postage. The catalogue of works being offered for public sale, because Mr. Billings had "removed his home to California" and sold Fort Tryon Hall to John D. Rockefeller, who intended to donate the property to the city (New York) for a park for the Washington Heights area. The city declined the offer. Fort Tryon Hall burned in a spectacular blaze, and the property eventually did become a city park. This catalogue ncludes an eleven-point explanation on Conditions of Sale followed by a Foreword by Dana H. Carroll. Each of the paintings is annotated on the page opposite the image. A list of the 20 artists and their works appears at the back. The photogravure works were done by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. The composition, presswork, and binding of the catalogue were done by the Lent & Graff Co., New York. A beautiful presentation of this catalogue. NF all around, but the copy is art museum ex-library with a bookplate inside front cover and card pocket inside back. Clean, tight, and in lovely condition. Very light shelf wear to the clamshell box, which is solid and protective.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc.]
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        Caption title:] Hungarian Calendar Customs. (With Plates XLVII an XLVIII.) By G. Róheim. [Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. LVI, July-December, 1926.]

      Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (Harrison and Sons Ltd.), London 1926 - With two photographic plates. First separate edition. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Bernát Heller. In publisher's printed wrappers. pp. 361-384, and 2 plates. An association copy of Géza Róheim paper on the Hungarian folk custom, inscribed to Bernát Heller (1871-1942) the Hungarian folklorist and orientalist. Géza Róheim (1891-1953) was a Hungarian psychoanalyst and anthropologist, founder of the field of psychoanalytic anthropology, best known for his anthropological writings about Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara people he published after his expedition to central Australia in the late 1920s. Folded. Small damage to the tail of the spine. Front cover bumped at lower right corner. A small tear to the front panel at lower right edge. Panels slightly sunned. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's printed wrappers First separate edition. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Bernát Heller. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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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.

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        1. Exposition de l'École Medgyès pour la Technique du Théatre. 2. Théatre de Poupées de l'École Medgyés. 3. Les causeries de l'École Medgyés. Du 22 Juin au 7 Juillet 1926. Au Sacre du Printemps

      Mage, Paris 1926 - Designed with a modernist layout, illustrated with several photographs. First edition. In publisher's printed paper. 15, (1]) p. Exhibition catalogue of Ladislas Medgyès' avant-garde school for scenic design, and puppet theatre, that he founded and operated together with the two also Hungarian-born artists, Ernö Goldfinger architect and Etienne Rajk (Raik) film animator. The most outstanding performance of the Puppet Theatre was Jarry's Ubu Roi with Raik's scenic and puppet design. This brochure, besides the photographic documentation of this play, contains altogether 21 photographic reproductions of scenic, puppet and mask designs by Adolph Glassgold, George Vakalo, Kathleen Eaton Cannell, Gretchen Powel and Medgyès. Medgyès (László Medgyes; 1892-?) studied painting in Budapest, exhibited at the avant-garde gallery of "MA". In the early twenties, he moved to Paris where he established a school for scenic design (École Medgyes pour la Technique du Théâtre), later he worked as an interior designer throughout Europe and in the US. Cover very slightly discolored due to aging. Inside clean. In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Chemnitz, 12. I. 1925 [recte: 1926]. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. An Friedrich Schreiber-Weigand, den Direktor der Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, betr. einer Abendeinladung. - Geschrieben während eines Besuches bei seiner Mutter zur Jahreswende 1925/26: "[ ] Natürlich gehe ich sehr gern mit Ihnen am Mittwoch abend zu Herrn Esche. Ich hole Sie dann wohl am besten nach 5 Uhr in der Kunsthütte ab und gehe mit Ihnen zusammen hin. Bitte danken sie auch in meinem Namen für die freundliche Einladung [ ]". - Während der erwähnten Abendgesellschaft in der von Henry van de Velde erbauten Fabrikantenvilla Herbert Esches kam es, nach Jahren der Entfremdung, zu dem bekannten Zusammentreffen mit Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Famous Masterpieces of the French, Dutch and English Schools : The Collection of C. K. G. Billings, Esq. From Fort Tryon Hall, New York

      New York: American Art Association, 1926. 121/500 copies. Box. NF all around, but the copy is art museum ex-library with a bookplate inside front cover and card pocket inside back. Clean, tight, and in lovely condition. Very light shelf wear to the clamshell box, which is solid and protective.. Original binding of chocolate laid paper/boards; gilt lettering and insignia; ivory paper spine. Housed in a clamshell box of matching brown paper. 31 photogravure works, each with tissue guard. Oversize and a bit heavy at 5 pounds (2.25 kilos) and will require extra postage. The catalogue of works being offered for public sale, because Mr. Billings had "removed his home to California" and sold Fort Tryon Hall to John D. Rockefeller, who intended to donate the property to the city (New York) for a park for the Washington Heights area. The city declined the offer. Fort Tryon Hall burned in a spectacular blaze, and the property eventually did become a city park. This catalogue ncludes an eleven-point explanation on Conditions of Sale followed by a Foreword by Dana H. Carroll. Each of the paintings is annotated on the page opposite the image. A list of the 20 artists and their works appears at the back. The photogravure works were done by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. The composition, presswork, and binding of the catalogue were done by the Lent & Graff Co., New York. A beautiful presentation of this catalogue.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      Methuen, London., 1926. First edition. pp xi, 159. Illustrations, endpapers and dustwrapper by E.H. Shepard. Original green gilt pictorial cloth. Top edge gilt. Ownership signature on half-title. Free endpapers partially tanned. Very good indeed in very good, nicked, marked and creased first state dustwrapper (with "117th Thousand" on rear flap) darkened at spine and a little frayed and chipped at head and tail.

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        WINNIE-THE-POOH

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 2nd edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Nearly fine condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Dark green cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Absolutely delightful b/w illustrations of Pooh Bear and friends. A children's classic. A beautifully bright, clean copy with just a hint of rubbing to the corners. Spine is very slightly bumped. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Small light brown marks to lower margins of pages 22 and 23 else a fine copy in original wrapper. The dustwrapper is browned to spine with very slightly chipping at top and tail of spine, not affecting the text. there are small nicks at the corners and the folds are rubbed. The front and rear panels are slightly grubby. Overall a lovely copy of this early edition, scarce in original wrapper. [S]

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        REPORT. TRACTION FACILITIES. Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad Company. Jamestown, N.Y. Volume I.

      Stevens & Wood, Incorporated, New York 1926 - 83 numbered leaves. Typed text, recto only, on onionskin paper, with red rule border. Leaves 71 through 83 with 26 b/w captioned photographs, 2 per leaf [on recto]. Of the 26 photographs, 3 show rolling stock [e.g. 'Class "B" Passenger Car No. 310'] with the remainder showing divers buildings etc [e.g., 'Passenger Station - Village of Westfield' & 'Signal Tower at Pennsylvania R.R. Crossing in Mayville']. 11" x 8-3/8" This report, [1 volume of 3] submitted on March 10, 1926 in New York by Stevens & Wood to George L. Maltby, General Manager of the Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad Company, is an inventory and appraisal of the property of the railroad, including: 1) the electric railway line located in the County of Chautauqua, NY, owned and operated by the railroad, including roadways, tracts, paving, bridges, culverts, fences, signs, signals, telephone lines, poles and fixtures, distribution and transmission system; 2) railroad lines located in Chautauqua County, NY, known as the Chautauqua and Falconer Branches of the railroad, which have not been electrified and have been abandoned, including roadways, tracks, bridges and culverts; 3) cars and their electrical equipment; 4) substation buildings and equipment in Westfield and Mayfield; 5) feeder lines interconnecting the distribution system along the right of way of the railroad with the Chautauqua Traction Company?s substation at Stow and in Mayville; 6) all stations, waiting rooms and miscellaneous buildings and structures identified as the property of the railroad; 7) Midway Park, owned by the railway company.Not present are Volumes II & III, with "inventory summaries showing quantities, prices and extensions grouped according to Tax Districts and by accounts and the Cost References." An excellent source of New York local history for the mid-1920s. Edgewear. Minor chipping at spine ends. Very Good. Leather binding with title gilt stamped to front cover. Brown marbled paper eps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Blue Castle

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Limited, 1926. Undetermined. very good. Early Reprint. 310pp. Octavo. Bound in the original light blue cloth with blue lettering. Minor wear to boards. Decoration printed on front board. All edges trimmed. Top of text block a bit dust soiled. Textblock is clean. An attractive copy. very good Early,(first?) reprint of L. M. Montgomery's book revolving around Valancy Stirling. Has more adult themes than typical Montgomery books. Not part of a series. The only Montgomery book set entirely outside of Prince Edward Island. Boldly signed by Montgomery across the front free endpaper " Yours cordially L.M. Montgomery" This early reprint reproduces a castle on the front board and adds a Love Story of the North Woods to the spine. Rare signed and the only copy we have encountered. Lechowick p. 89. Russell 467. 1926

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        ULYSSES ["9th Printing"]

      1926. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927. Bound in full maroon morocco with gilt-paneled spine and leaf-patterned endpapers. "9th Printing," so identified on the leaf following the title leaf; since the 8th printing of 1926 constituted the first time the type was entirely re-set since the first edition in 1922, this "9th" is technically the second printing of the second edition. Like most of the previous printings (there would be only two more Shakespeare & Co. printings, ending with the 11th in 1930), the 9th was issued in blue paper wrappers. This copy however was bound, early on, in full maroon morocco, with gilt-paneled spine and leaf-patterned endpapers. Condition is just about fine (one small rub at the top of the front cover). See Slocum 17.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Livre du cuer d' amours espris ( buch vom liebentbrannten herzen). Miniaturen und text heraugegeben und erlautert von o. Smital und e. Winkler. III band: Tafeln. Mit 24 faks. Tafeln und zahlr. Abbildungen. Wien, Österreichische Staatsdruckerei 1926. OPgt. mit goldgepr. Wappen auf dem vDeckel und Kgoldschnitt (Textbde.) sowie OHLwd-Kassette mit losen Tafeln. Folio und Gr. Folio.

      Aufwendig gestaltete dokumentation der Handschrift aus dem 15. Jahrhundert. Kassette bestoBen und mit kl. Einrissen in den Gelenken.

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        Chinese Ghouls and Goblins

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York - (1926). First edition. Large thick 8vo black cloth lettered in gilt. Illustrated from photographs. Light foxing to the edges of the text block, else a fine copy in a good plus dust jacket which has light rubbing at the spine tips, some light soil to the rear panel, and some scattered foxing. Scarce in the jacket and scarce in the American edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Metropolis

      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.

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        THE GOLD POINT AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES

      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 .

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        Metropolis

      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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      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]

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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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