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        [Pulp magazine]: Weird Tales -- September 1926

      Indianapolis, Indiana: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1926. Very Good. Magazine. Octavo. Illustrated paper wrappers. Very good with trimming to the yapped edges, light wear and some offsetting on the rear wrap. This issues includes the first published appearance of "He" by H.P. Lovecraft, "The Towner Ghost" by E. Phillips Oppenheim, and the first part of "Across Space" by Edmund Hamilton. Joshi I.B.i.25.a.

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        The Historian's History of the World

      London: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Co. Ltd, 1926.. 27 Parts bound in 15 volumes. Colour plates and illustrations within the text. In the publisher's DELUXE binding of quarter red morocco, gilt, over cloth sides, top edge gilt. A lightly used set with minor wear to the bindings. A most attractive library collection. The standard binding was green cloth with printed paper labels to the spine. This deluxe leather binding was a higher cost option when purchased.

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        Ma non è una cosa seria

      Volume della serie Maschere nude - XVI vol, edito da Bemporad e figlio Editori MCMXXVI esemplare n° 324. Copione del suggeritore per le rappresentazioni della "Compagnia del Teatro d'Arte di Roma" stagioni 1925-1926, 1926-1927, 1927-1928, poi della "Compagnia Marta Abba" per la stagione 1930-1931. All'interno annotazioni a matita ed altre a pastello rosso e blu oltre a timbri e visti per le seguenti recite: Napoli 13. 5. 1931, Roma 14. 3. 1927, Palermo 7. nov. 1927, Catania 19.12.1927. A fianco dell'elenco dei personaggi distribuzione a matita degli attori e sotto sempre a matita "a Bergamo il 30 maggio 1926 G. Magnanini". All'inizio del primo atto il timbro "Policia do Districto Federal Censura Theatral, 9 setembr 1927", su tutte le restanti pagine timbro a secco della censura. Esemplare 324, slegato ma unico nel suo genere

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        Lud-In-The-Mist

      W. Collins Sons & Co. LTD.. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1926. 1st UK Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, scarce British edition, beige cloth with green morocco label and bright gold title on spine, book is quite attractive, it has a few minor flaws only: moderate darkening to the top outer page-edge, a small amount of loss to a portion of the top edge of the spine and, in what appears to be a publisher flaw, a few small areas on the front cover that have a slightly lighter shade, the jacket is edge-chipped, mild tanning on the spine, scuffing and fading to the text on the rear panel, the original price (7/6) is present on the spine and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included .

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        The Novels.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press,, 1926. The text based on early collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. 5 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spines, publisher's device in gilt to front covers, edges untrimmed. Frontispieces and 44 plates. Minor rubbing to extremities; an excellent, bright set. Second Clarendon Press edition, originally published in 1923 in a large paper issue. Jane Austen's novels had remained in print throughout the 19th century, but it was the scholarly work of Robert William Chapman (1881–1960) that constituted the first modern edition. He had planned it as early as 1912 with Katharine Marion Metcalfe, and completed it, with her assistance, in five volumes in 1923. "This edition was judiciously annotated and accompanied by numerous appendixes of great importance" (ODNB). Chapman's edition firmly established Austen's novels in the otherwise completely male canon of English literature.

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        Gene Tunney Archive

      Very Good. An enormous archive of photos, correspondence, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the personal files of heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, best-remembered for his dual victories over boxing legend Jack Dempsey. The approximately 14 linear feet of material includes more than 700 photos of Tunney through all aspects of his life; 200 stills from his lost 1926 silent film, The Fighting Marine; over 500 pages of letters to Tunney from close friends, writers, and business leaders, including several dozen of his retained carbons; nearly 250 telegrams of congratulations on his second victory over Dempsey from friends and celebrities; and a vast assortment of ephemera and memorabilia, including a pair of used boxing gloves, boxing programs, various awards and commendations, and an abundance of contemporary newspapers and newspaper clippings.Among the highlights are nearly a dozen Signed and Inscribed photos of Tunney; two photographic portraits of Tunney by Carl Van Vechten; photos of Tunney with Jack Dempsey, George Bernard Shaw, Thornton Wilder, and Amelia Earhart; correspondence from Wilder, President Herbert Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Booth Tarkington, Ed Sullivan, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and other political, cultural, and business leaders; several meticulously assembled scrapbooks of his boxing career, including a stunning elephant folio containing original photos and news clippings documenting his second bout with Dempsey, presented to Tunney by his trainer, Bill McCabe; and a checkbook with over 70 canceled checks Signed by Tunney. The collection is overall in very good condition with modest age-toning and general wear; some small groups of items, consisting of a couple of boxes of the newspapers, a handful of photos, and a small group of ephemera related to his silent film, have been damaged from storage (including tears, dampstaining, and erosion at some of the extremities).James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (1897-1978) was undefeated as World Heavyweight Champion from 1926-1928. He is best remembered for his two victories over Jack Dempsey, particularly the rematch which is one of the most famous boxing matches in history. The Long Count, as it is also known, was held at Chicago's Soldier Field on September 22, 1927 and drew more than 100,000 spectators. It was the first fight to earn over $1 million at the gate (ultimately taking in over $2.6 million). During the fight Tunney was knocked down for the first time in his career, but Dempsey refused to withdraw to a neutral corner, thus delaying the referee's count and giving Tunney extra time to recover. Tunney eventually got back up and won the bout by a unanimous decision. He retired the next year after defending his belt against New Zealand's Tom Henney.Tunney was one of seven children born to Irish immigrants in the working-class neighborhood of Greenwich Village, New York. He joined the local athletic club as a teenager and took up boxing. While not the strongest or quickest fighter, he was a smart and strategic boxer who knew how to exploit his opponents' weaknesses. He joined the Marines at the outbreak of World War I and became the service's light heavyweight champion. He turned pro after the war and climbed the ranks as "The Fighting Marine." After his final match he married Connecticut socialite, Mary "Polly" Lauder, a Carnegie heiress. Tunney threw himself into various business endeavors and national organizations, including several anti-Communist causes such as the National Foundation for American Youth, for which he served as national chairman.Despite never finishing high school, Tunney was also a lifelong autodidact who preferred reading to most other pursuits. His refined speech and scholarly tendencies were criticized by sportswriters of the day who felt his dedication to books was a detriment to his boxing career and reputation. Such academic pursuits ultimately helped him excel after retiring from the ring, where many others boxers faltered. Along the way he formed lasting friendships with many notable writers and intellectuals of his time, including Shaw, Wilder, W. Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, John P. Marquand, and Yale English professor William Lyons Phelps, who once prevailed upon Tunney to give a lecture to his Shakespeare class.The items present in this archive generally range from 1926 to 1945, with the majority of them dating from the years before and after Tunney's retirement from the ring in 1928. The most immediately captivating aspect of the collection is the more than 700 photographs of Tunney from his days as a student, young serviceman, and up-and-coming fighter to that of businessman, public speaker, and political activist. The largest group of images show Tunney sparring, running, exercising, talking with trainers, and in the ring fighting with various opponents, including Dempsey. The remaining photos reveal Tunney as a family man, socialite, and public speaker, usually pictured with close friends and business leaders from around the country. Nearly all seem to be professionally taken photographs and press shots with about a dozen featuring newspaper stamps on the rear and evidence of being altered or cropped for publication.Among the standout photos are nearly a dozen Signed and Inscribed by Tunney; 200 stills from his lost 1926 silent film, The Fighting Marine, released shortly before his first bout with Dempsey, with many captioned on the back; a variant photo of the portrait taken by Edward Steichen for Vanity Fair magazine; two different portraits taken by Carl Van Vechten; a beautiful image of Tunney with Thornton Wilder in the Alps; two photos of Tunney with Amelia Earhart, one at a dinner and another of them posing with friends in front of an airplane; the original photo of Tunney used as the cover of his 1932 autobiography, A Man Must Fight; and two images of Tunney with Shaw, including the well-known image of the two hiking, most recently used as the cover of the 2010 book, The Prizefighter and The Playwright, written by Tunney's son, Jay, about their unlikely friendship.The correspondence in the collection stretches over 20 years, with most of it concentrated on the years immediately after the Dempsey fights, including Tunney's retirement and marriage to Lauder. Tunney not only kept the letters he received from fans and friends, but he often retained a carbon copy of his response for reference, including many composed during his nearly year-long honeymoon in Europe in 1928 and 1929. The letters and carbons provide an interesting window into the life of this very public figure who fiercely guarded his personal life from public scrutiny. They include notes and letters from many of Tunney's top boxing confidants, such as McCabe; sparring partner Eddie Egan; manager Billy Gibson; and boxing promoter Tex Rickard, founder of The New York Rangers hockey team; as well as close friends Bernard F. Gimbel, head of Gimbel's department store; and Sam Pryor, Jr., who was a Pan American executive and 1945 Medal of Merit winner.Some of the insights include the newly married Tunney's reaction to a woman suing him for purportedly jilting her at the alter; his harsh words to a doctor who performed an unnecessary "life-saving" operation on his wife and then attempted to over-charge the wealthy couple; and his first impression of Shaw, whom he first met in Italy while on his honeymoon: "His voice and expression are both musical and rhythmic, and despite his reputed cynicism and sarcasm, his heart is as gentle and kindly as a saint's. It has been said that one should never see one's ideal man in the flesh, but after my association with Mr. Shaw here, I am ready to refute that maxim."A portion of the correspondence focuses on his efforts with various youth organizations such as The Boy Scouts, Catholic Youth Organizations, and United American Youth Day, to name but a few. Tunney served as national chairman for the latter group, soliciting Signed letters of support from the likes of Hoover, Tarkington, influential clergyman Harry Emerson Fosdick, and powerful CBS chief executive, William S. Paley. Tunney also worked with the National Foundation for American Youth, a pro-American group he helped found to compete with the American Youth Congress, which he considered sympathetic to the Communist cause. A file of letters related to the organization reveals his personal dedication in gathering support from state governors, politicians, publishers, and celebrities. He also authored several articles for national magazines, one of which ruffled the feathers of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She politely disagrees with Tunney in a two-page Typed Letter Signed, which is accompanied by the carbon of Tunney's lengthy and forceful response.An interesting addition to the correspondence is the more than 200 telegrams received in response to his second victory over Dempsey. The messages of good luck and congratulations for the fight were sent from all parts of the world and are a testament to boxing's universal appeal and Tunney's exploding popularity. Among the more notable well-wishers are Hall of Fame baseball player Tris Speaker, silent film star Harold Lloyd, Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune, newspaper publisher Cornelius Vanderbilt IV, and Medal of Honor winner Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.Many of the most interesting photos, letters, and telegrams noted above are tipped into one of several scrapbooks that follow Tunney's time as heavyweight champion. One of the two elephant folios here is particularly elaborate with obvious care taken in its assembly. Presented to Tunney by his trainer, W.A. McCabe, it documents the months leading up to the Dempsey rematch and its aftermath with a wealth of newspaper clippings, along with original photos and letters. The scrapbook is a testament to the intense media scrutiny during the build up to the rematch and reflects the way in which Tunney's victory captured the attention of the American public and catapulted him to the status of national hero.An archive of one of the most important and remarkable boxers of the 20th Century, who defied the conventional image of a boxing champ by developing his mind as well as his body, and by walking away from the ring at the height of his career and in the prime of his life.Photos:1. Folder of 35 miscellaneous Tunney boxing and non-boxing photos. Measuring 2.5" x 4.5" to 7.75" x 1.75". Included are 24 photos in an envelope labeled, "From Nat Geog. Magazine Received 3/23/29."2. Folder of 70 oblong Tunney boxing photos. Measuring approximately 10" x 8". Both original and early copies of Tunney training and boxing with various opponents, including Dempsey; a dozen with the original press captions attached.3. Folder of 29 Tunney boxing photos. Measuring approximately 8" x 10". Both original and early copies of him training and boxing with various opponents, including Dempsey; several with the original press captions attached.4. Folder of 13 miscellaneous photos. Measuring 3.5" x 5.5" to 8.5" x 6.5". Various shots of Tunney posed and in training.5. Folder of 20 photos. Measuring approximately 7" x 5". Various shots of Tunney posed and in training.6. Folder of 18 photos. Measuring approximately 5.5" x 3.5". Various shots of Tunney posed and in training.7. Folder of 5 photos. Measuring 5" x 7" and 7" x 9". Various shots of Tunney as a Marine in WWI.8. Folder of 10 photos. Measuring 10" x 8". Various crowd shots.9. Folder of 15 photos. Measuring 3.5" x 5.5" to 6" x 8". Included are publicity shots of Tunney with Pathe News cameramen and crew; his trainer and manager; and several with an unidentified New York Giants baseball player.10. Folder of 44 photos. Measuring 8" x 10". Publicity shots of fans, officials, fellow boxers, managers, and Tunney training.11. Folder of 380 photos. Measuring 2.25" x 3.25" to 7" x 12". Various shots of Tunney boxing and candid shots throughout his career from Marine to businessman.12. 60 large photos, measuring 7" x 9.5" to 14" x 11". Images of Tunney boxing with Dempsey, training, speaking in public, at various dinners, socializing with friends, and others.13. File box of 182 stills and 35 publicity shots from The Fighting Marine, the 1926 movie serial starring Tunney. Likely the largest and most complete collection of stills that exist from this lost silent film.14. The 1911 eighth-grade class photo of St. Veronica's School in Greenwich Village, New York, featuring Tunney as a teenager. Measuring 12.25" x 8.5". The image was used in Tunney's biography, A Man Must Fight. 15. An early studio photo of a teenage Tunney posing in boxing gloves and trunks. Measuring 3.75" x 5".16. Two versions of a photo portrait of Tunney by Carl Van Vechten. Each measuring 7.5" x 9.5".17. Eight production photos of Tunney from King Features Syndicate with cropping and touch-ups to each. Measuring 8.5" x 7" to 10" x 8".18. 8" x 10" photo portrait of Tunney by Edward Steichen. An unpublished variant of the photo that appeared in Vanity Fair after his victory over Dempsey. With Steichen's stamp on the rear and "#10" in the upper front right corner.19. 10.5" x 13" photo of Tunney by Robert H. Davis that was used for the cover of Tunney's autobiography, A Man Must Fight. The photographer's stamp is on the rear along with a note: "Return without fail to Houghton Mifflin & Co. for One Time Reproduction."20. 9.5" x 6.25" mounted photo of Tunney with Shaw at a polo match.21. 4.5" x 7" Inscribed hand-colored photo of Tunney fishing.22. 4.5" x 6.5" Signed photo of Tunney in boxing uniform.23. 8" x 10" photo of Tunney with his trainer, William A. McCabe. Signed by both.24. 8" x 10" Signed photo of Tunney in a suit.25. 10" x 8" photo of Tunney golfing with friends, Signed by each.26. Two 8" x 10" Signed photos of Tunney in boxing uniform.27. 10" x 8" Inscribed photo of Tunney golfing with Sam Pryor.28. 11" x 14" Signed photo of Tunney with boxing promoter Tex Rickard.29. 11" x 14" Inscribed profile photo of Tunney.30. 13.75" x 10.5" photo of Tom Mix Inscribed to Tunney.Letters:31. Over 200 telegrams from 1927, sent by fans and friends shortly before and after the second Dempsey fight.32. Folder of more than 150 pages of transatlantic wires, hotel bills, expense reports, and receipts from the Tunneys' extended honeymoon in Europe 1928-1929.33. Folder containing over 80 pages of letters from 1928 and 1929, with both retained carbons and original letters, between Tunney and various friends, acquaintances, and businesspersons.34. Folder containing over 70 pages of letters from 1928 and 1929, both retained carbons and original letters, between Tunney and various friends, acquaintances and businesspersons.35. Folder containing over 50 pages of letters from 1928 and 1929, both retained carbons and original letters, between Tunney and various friends, acquaintances, and businesspersons, including a carbon of a Tunney letter responding to Thornton Wilder, a telegraph of wedding congratulations from Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and a Signed broadside poem, "A Christmas Poem" by Yale Professor William Lyon Phelps, composed for the guests spending Christmas at the Bon Air-Vanderbilt Hotel, Augusta, Georgia (OCLC locates one copy at Yale).36. Folder containing over 100 pages of letters from 1928 and 1929, both retained carbons and original letters, between Tunney and various friends, acquaintances, and businesspersons.37. Folder containing over 50 pages of letters from 1928 and 1929, both retained carbons and original letters, between Tunney and various friends, acquaintances, and businesspersons. Includes a Typed Letter Signed from Alfred A. Knopf concerning a possible book deal; an Autograph Letter Signed from John Coolidge, son of Calvin Coolidge; a Typed Letter Signed from Phelps in anticipation of Tunney's surprise Shakespeare lecture; and a hand-corrected typescript written by Tunney refuting a false quote in which he said the New York Boxing Commission was run by thugs.38. Large folder of correspondence from 1940 concerning the National Foundation for American Youth, including letters from U.S. Senator Robert R. Reynolds, journalist and publisher Lawrence E. Spivak, president of General Electric Philip D. Reed, and many others from national organizations and businesses.39. Folder containing over 75 letters of endorsement for United American Youth Day in 1940, for which Tunney served as national chairman. Includes a Typed Letter Signed from Harry Emerson Fosdick, the most prominent liberal Baptist minister of the early 20th Century; a Typed Letter Signed from William S. Paley, founder and long-time chief executive of CBS; and a Typed Letter Signed from Will H. Hays, creator of the Motion Picture Production Code (a.k.a., The Hays Code) that censored American film production from 1930-1968.40. Folder containing over 100 pages of letters from 1928-1930, both retained carbons and original letters between Tunney and various friends, businesspersons, and acquaintances. Includes a letter concerning the serialization of Tunney's autobiography in The Saturday Evening Post. Also includes a telegram from Jack Dempsey saying he is "happy to know your [sic] on the road to recovery good luck," following Tunney's surgery to remove a kidney stone in early 1930. Despite their two famous bouts and the controversy over the Long Count (a controversy more important to boxing fans than to Dempsey himself, who insisted Tunney fought and won a fair fight), the two champions became good friends.41. Folder containing over 100 pages of letters from 1940 concerning Tunney's involvement with various organizations such as The Boy Scouts of America, The American Legion, the Catholic Youth Organization, Boys Clubs of America, The Advertising Club of New York, and others.42. FISHER, Dorothy Canfield. TLS. 2pp. Arlington, Vermont: January 10, 1940. An appeal for Tunney to become one of a number of notable politicians, writers, and celebrities in support of the Children's Crusade for Children, an effort to raise money for children made homeless by the recent upheaval in Europe and China. With a carbon from Tunney supporting the effort.43. ---. TNS. 1p. Arlington, Vermont: January 27, 1940. A letter thanking Tunney for supporting the program.44. ---. TLS. 1p. Arlington, Vermont: January 31, 1940. A letter confirming her ability to serve on the national committee for the American Youth Day.45. HOOVER, Herbert. TLS. 1p. New York: February 2, 1940. A short letter of tentative support for American Youth Day and a word about his own creation of "Children's Day" in 1923 that ended with the Roosevelt Administration.46. NOBELS, Orre. Ten beautifully illustrated letters from the Danish-born Seattle artist who befriended Tunney during his stay in New York in 1927 while Tunney was training for the second Dempsey fight.47. ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. TLS. 2pp. Washington, DC: May 14, 1940. A letter from the First Lady in which she politely disagrees with Tunney's portrayal in a newspaper of the American Youth Congress, for which she is involved, as communist for being congratulated by Vyacheslav Molotov: "Lindberg received honors at the hands of Hitler, but I do not think that means of necessity that he is a Nazi." Attached is the news clipping of which Roosevelt is speaking, a copy of Liberty magazine for June 22, 1940 with an article on the First Lady, and Tunney's retained carbon of his lengthy response disagreeing with Roosevelt further and relating that according to aids, Lindberg "is imbued with the Nazi philosophy."48. SULLIVAN, Ed. APcS. Far Rockaway, New York: July 5, 1925. Photo postcard with Gene Tunney standing next to an unidentified man and a young girl. Sullivan writes: "Reverse shows two 'Idols of Greenwich Village' -- Have interesting proposition for you when I see you." At the time of this postcard, decades before his iconic television program, Sullivan was a 23 year-old sportswriter. Like Tunney, he was also a New York City native of Irish ancestry, as well as a former boxer.49. ---. TLS. 1p. New York: May 10th, 1930. A letter from Sullivan, then sports editor for the New York Evening, hoping Tunney can attend their annual sports dinner. Tunney did and Sullivan wrote about it in a news clipping that is attached.50. TARKINGTON, Booth. ALS. 1p. Indianapolis, Indiana: February 6, 1940. A short letter pledging his support to American Youth Day.51. THOMPSON, William Hale. TNS. 1p. Chicago: November 21, 1927. Note from Chicago Mayor Thompson telling Tunney to "Stick to the town that delivers the gate receipts." Attached is an article discussing in what city he should defend his belt, New York or Chicago. New York was ultimately chosen as the location, and it became the last fight of his career.52. TUNNEY, Gene. Ribbon copy with corrections. 3pp. Brioni, Italy: June 4, 1929. A letter to Pryor in which he describes at length his first meeting with Shaw during his honeymoon in Italy. "[W]e took daily walks and meanderings around the island, sometimes being away from the hotel three or four hours," Tunney writes. "His memory is marvelously long and accurate; and his range of subjects is limitless. His voice and expression are both musical and rhythmic, and despite his reputed cynicism and sarcasm, his heart is as gentle and kindly as a saint's. It has been said that one should never see one's ideal man in the flesh, but after my association with Mr. Shaw here, I am ready to refute that maxim."53. ---. Ribbon copy with corrections. 3pp. Brioni, Italy: June 4, 1929. A letter thanking Nat Fleischer, publisher of The Ring magazine, for a copy of his new book, Jack Dempsey, and some frank criticism of several inaccuracies and one particularly poor chapter. Attached in the TLS from Fleischer sent with the book.54. ---. Ribbon copy with corrections. 3pp. Brioni, Italy: July 26, 1929. Tunney's copy of a letter in which he harshly rebukes a doctor who treated his wife with an unnecessary "life-saving operation" (described in graphic detail) and subsequently cashed a blank check for $10,000 to pay for the operation.55. ---. Carbon of typed letter. 1p. Brioni, Italy: July 30, 1929. A letter from Tunney discussing the death of McCabe while away in Europe and his regrets at not attending the funeral. Attached is a letter from McCabe's family informing Tunney of his death.56. WILDER, Thornton. ALS. 4pp. [Wengen, Switzerland]: December 24, 1928, with original mailing envelope. A letter written on Christmas Eve in which Wilder relates talk about his current trip through Europe and tells an anecdote about Sigmund Freud wanting to meet him after reading, The Bridge of San Luis Rey.Scrapbooks:57. Screwbound elephant folio with textured boards and leather gilt label. [200]pp. A scrapbook presented by McCabe to Tunney documenting the months before and after his second victory over Dempsey from June, 1927 to March, 1928. An elaborately produced tome with original photographs, hand-captioned newspaper clippings, and correspondence, all stunningly preserved with little toning or wear. Among the highlights is a letter from a family who named their newborn son, Gene Tunney Wright, with accompanying photos of the toddler playing in the grass with miniature boxing gloves; photos of Tunney's training in Spectacular, New York; and congratulatory telegrams from Lloyd, Lejeune, Speaker, Evans, and Vanderbilt.58. Screwbound elephant folio with textured boards. [52]pp. A partially completed scrapbook of Tunney from 1928, composed mostly of newspaper clippings, including several related to the birth of their first child. Laid in are over a dozen photos of Tunney by himself and with others; two are perforated proofs.59. Screwbound scrapbook with cloth cover. Folio. [200]pp. Scrapbook of Tunney's travels around the world between 1933 and 1937 with photos, news clippings, and correspondence. Of particular interest is an Autographed Note Signed by Robert Ripley asking Tunney if he could illustrate his life story; two photos of Tunney with Amelia Earhart, at a dinner and with a group posing in front of an airplane; a photo of Tunney with Thornton Wilder hiking in the Alps; and a photo of Tunney with George Bernard Shaw used for the cover of the 2010 book, The Boxer and The Playwright, written by Jay R. Tunney.60. Three-ring binder scrapbook from the 1940s with clippings from a visit to Brazil.61. Scrapbook of the Poi Bowl Classic: Navy All-Stars vs. Army Air Forces held on Sunday January 4, 1945. Quarto. Includes 27 photos of the game; four photos of players and coaches after the game, including Tunney; a Typed Letter Signed from William R. Furlong, Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy; a game program; and news clippings.Periodicals and Programs:62. Harper's Weekly, May 5, 1860, with a large wood engraving of a boxing match, "Bloody, Brutal, and Blackguard Prize-Fight In England, Between Heenan and Sayers, On April 17, 1860." Given to Tunney by a friend.63. Popular Science, December, 1926, containing a story on Tunney's first victory against Dempsey.64. Pathe Sun magazines touting the 1926 silent film, The Fighting Marine. Includes issues: Vol. 10, No. 47; Vol. 11, no. 17-22; and Vol. 11, No. 24.65. Program for the New York Railroad Club Annual Christmas Season Dinner for 1926.66. Program for the Tunney-Dempsey rematch held on September 22, 1927.67. Folder of periodicals from Curtis Publishing, Reader's Digest, and Street & Smith, all with articles about Tunney (some articles have been removed and tipped into the scrapbooks).Miscellaneous:68. Program for the closing exercises of St. Veronica's School held on June 22 and 23, 1911, with Tunney in the group photo of graduates.69. Tunney's address book with his registration certificate card from 1917 laid in.70. A broadside touting an early Tunney bout from April 10, 1919 against Johnny Newton.71. Good luck book created and signed by Tunney's Marine buddies in anticipation of his battle with Dempsey. Dated September 10, 1926.72. Silhouette of Tunney Inscribed by silhouette artist Beatrix Sherman and dated October 2, 1926.73. Two rolled sets of stapled broadsides promoting The Fighting Marine from 1926. Good only with moderate erosion at the edges with some creasing and tears.74. Original Western Union Telegraph report of the second Dempsey-Tunney fight from 1927 sent by an admirer with the original letter and Tunney's retained thank you letter.75. More than 40 contemporary newspapers from 1927 and 1928, most from the New York area, containing cover headlines and articles concerning Tunney's victories over Dempsey and Henney, along with various clippings.76. Framed back-to-back photographic carbon plate of Tunney's service as a Marine with his photo on the front and discharge on the rear. Given to him by McCabe and dated January 25, 1928. 77. Blueprint of Tunney's Connecticut house dated March 29, 1928.78. Yale News from April 24, 1928, containing the contents of Tunney's Shakespeare speech before Phelps's class.79. Ribbon-bound music score in wrappers written in Rome on October 2, 1928 on the occasion of Tunney's marriage. With a dedication in Italian.80. 13 checkbooks for the years 1928-40, with one book nearly complete with canceled checks paperclipped into place including over 70 Signed by Tunney.81. Seven day planners for the years 1933-39.82. Three reports of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation for 1937.83. Gene Tunney brand boxing gloves produced by A.G. Spalding, circa early 1930. The gloves are missing their laces and show some obvious wear, including cuts and stains (blood?).84. Box of various press releases likely for placing in a scrapbook. Most detailing the Tunney led battle against the Communist influence in the American Youth Congress, including several broadsides; a pamphlet reprinting Tunney's article "Youth Congress and the Communistic Blight," from Liberty magazine in August 31, 1940; a postcard for the N.F.A.Y.; and issues of America: A Catholic Review of the Week, with the Tunney article, "The Ruby Star Atop Colossal Soviet Fake."85. Undated caricatures of Tunney playing sports and reading by artist Johnny Anderson.86. Folder of American Youth Congress-related material, most from 1940, including a report of the first American Youth Congress, and a half dozen typescript speeches given by Tunney speaking out against the organization, several with hand corrections.

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        Mon corps et moi

      First edition on ordinary paper, falsely stated the fifth.Half navy blue morocco over moiré-effect marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot, navy blue endpapers and pastedowns, top edge gilt (covers and spine (faded) preserved.Handsome autograph inscription from the author to the photographer and director Marc Allégret : "Pour Marc Allegret en marque d'allégresse à cause de son Tchad et avec toute l'affection de René Crevel [For Marc Allegret as a token of my pleasure at his Chad, and with all good wishes from René Crevel]".A very good copy nicely bound. Simon Kra Paris 1926 12,5x17,5cm relié

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        On Education

      First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Allen & Unwin Ltd.

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        A Sportsman's Bag.

      Country Life. [1926]. Large folio. Recently rebound in half dark green morocco, spine with gilt rules and emblematical gilt centre tools, top edges gilt; pp. [16] + 18 coloured plates by Edwards mounted at large, all with printed tissue guards, numerous illustrations in the text; a few foxing spots on the mounts, but a very nice copy. First edition. Limited to 650 numbered copies, this being one of 100 copies with each plate signed by the artist. The introductory text is by "Crascredo".

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        Biblia, Das Ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft - Deudsch, D Martin Luther (5 volumes)

      [Munich]: Bremer Presse [1926-1928], 1926. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Simons, Anna. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. An extraordinary publication by the Bremer Press of the "Martin Luther Bible". Translated by Luther directly from the Greek during his enforced sequestration in Wartburg Castle (1521-22), it was first published in 1545 and he continued to edit and refine his translation up to his death the following year. Translating directly from the Greek was a marked departure for the academics of the day, who relied on the Latin Vulgate translation and used Latin for their studies with Greek seldom used or even taught. Luther chose to translate from the Greek into the vernacular German language of the day, making the scriptures accessible to everyday people and, at the same time, providing a vehicle for a more unified German language. The Bremer Press, known for its interrelation of scholarship, type design, and book design, has provided a version of the Luther Bible edited by Professor Carl von Kraus (1868-1952), Professor of German Philology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. (N.B., above info from Wiki and Ransom). ***DESCRIPTION: Set of five volumes, complete; Volume I: Die Bucher Mose; Volume II: Das Ander Teil des Alten Testaments; Volume III: Das Dritte Teil des Alten Testaments; Volume IV: Die Propheten; and Volume V: Das Neue Testament. The text is continuous, with no chapter or verse indications save in the bottom margin of each page; each book of text is delineated with its own sectional title page, each opens with a four- or five-line initial capital letter designed by Anna Simons. This set is bound in ivory tinted boards with the single word "Biblia" in gilt on the front, black leather spines, double raised bands, single gilt rule at the head and tail, "Biblia" and the volume number in gilt; top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges rough-cut; endpapers of light tan laid paper; in the style of the Bremer Press (as with the Doves Press) the interior is free of illustration or ornamentation, the focus is on the integrity of design of the type and the overall work. Folio size (almost 14" tall) with the volumes unpaginated, printed on Zanders hand-made paper, special black-letter cut for this edition. Limited edition of 365 copies per Ransom, with each volume in this set numbered differently (Vol. I unnumbered, Vol. II - no. 56, Vol. III - no. 142, Vol. IV - no. 300, and Vol. V - no. 289). All text in German. ***CONDITION: Fine, as new, the set appears never to have been used. Each volume has a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright, and all volumes are entirely free of prior owner markings. The slipcases are very good with overall minor soiling and edgewear, one of the five has a single split seam, approximately 3 inches long. ***CITATION: Ransom, Bremer Press no. 36. ***POSTAGE: Please note that due to the size and weight of this set additional postage will apply; we are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international addresses, please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Biblia, Das Ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft - Deudsch, D. Martin Luther (5 volumes)

      [Munich]: Bremer Presse [1926-1928], 1926. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Simons, Anna. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. An extraordinary publication by the Bremer Press of the "Martin Luther Bible". Translated by Luther directly from the Greek during his enforced sequestration in Wartburg Castle (1521-22), it was first published in 1545 and he continued to edit and refine his translation up to his death the following year. Translating directly from the Greek was a marked departure for the academics of the day, who relied on the Latin Vulgate translation and used Latin for their studies with Greek seldom used or even taught. Luther chose to translate from the Greek into the vernacular German language of the day, making the scriptures accessible to everyday people and, at the same time, providing a vehicle for a more unified German language. The Bremer Press, known for its interrelation of scholarship, type design, and book design, has provided a version of the Luther Bible edited by Professor Carl von Kraus (1868-1952), Professor of German Philology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. (N.B., above info from Wiki and Ransom).***DESCRIPTION: Set of five volumes, complete; Volume I: Die Bucher Mose; Volume II: Das Ander Teil des Alten Testaments; Volume III: Das Dritte Teil des Alten Testaments; Volume IV: Die Propheten; and Volume V: Das Neue Testament. The text is continuous, with no chapter or verse indications save in the bottom margin of each page; each book of text is delineated with its own sectional title page, each opens with a four- or five-line initial capital letter designed by Anna Simons. This set is bound in ivory tinted boards with the single word "Biblia" in gilt on the front, black leather spines, double raised bands, single gilt rule at the head and tail, "Biblia" and the volume number in gilt; top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges rough-cut; endpapers of light tan laid paper; in the style of the Bremer Press (as with the Doves Press) the interior is free of illustration or ornamentation, the focus is on the integrity of design of the type and the overall work. Folio size (almost 14" tall) with the volumes unpaginated, printed on Zanders hand-made paper, special black-letter cut for this edition. Limited edition of 365 copies per Ransom, with each volume in this set numbered differently (Vol. I unnumbered, Vol. II - no. 56, Vol. III - no. 142, Vol. IV - no. 300, and Vol. V - no. 289). All text in German.***CONDITION: Fine, as new, the set appears never to have been used. Each volume has a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright, and all volumes are entirely free of prior owner markings. The slipcases are very good with overall minor soiling and edgewear, one of the five has a single split seam, approximately 3 inches long.***CITATION: Ransom, Bremer Press no. 36.***POSTAGE: Please note that due to the size and weight of this set additional postage will apply; we are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international addresses, please contact us for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Die Weltbühne. Wochenschrift für Politik - Kunst - Wirtschaft. XXII. Jahrgang 1926. Heft 1 - 52 in 4 Bänden. So vollständig. ( Originalausgabe - kein Nachdruck )

      Verlag der Weltbühne Berlin 1926 Mit den Heften 1 - 52. Mit 1027 und 1021 Seiten und einigen Anzeigen. Etwaige römisch nummerierte Seiten sind hier nicht miteingebunden. Jeweils in einheitlichen späteren Halbleinenbänden der Nachkriegszeit gebunden mit grünen Einbanddeckeln und Deckelschild ( dies jeweils zu der Nachkriegsausgabe mit dem Vermerk *neu herausgegeben von Maud v. Ossietzky und Hans Leonard * - defacto sind aber die Vorkriegsnummern enthalten ) sowie Rückenschildchen und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 21,5 x 14 cm ). Einbände jeweils gering berieben, Ecken teils gering bestoßen ( Der erste Band am schmalen Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin etwas angeplatzt ). Innen wiederholte alte Archivstempel auf Vorsatzpapieren und Innendeckel sowie wenige schwache Stempel im Text.. Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 2000 Gramm ) ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Weltbühne, Carl von Ossietzky, Siegfried Jacobsohn, Kurt Tucholsky, Politik, Wirtschaft, Erstausgaben, Kunst, 1926, Google

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        Travel Talks on China.

      Washington, D. C., Review and Herald Publishing Association, [1926]. 8vo. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black, with the rarely seen illustrated wrappers, pp. 254, many full-page illustrations after photographs; wrapper with a few tears and marginal flaws; otherwise a very good copy. Very rare first edition of a work, despite written with real Evangelist missionary zeal, gives a good account of China at the beginning of the 20th century. Lee, who lived and worked with his family in Bejing, interrupted by long travels with the Inland Mission, encounters bandits, witnesses the 1911 revolution, and generally was a keen observer. He is excusing his sense of adventure with his Christian mission, but the descriptions of China and Chinese society are vivid and fresh. The only other copy on the British Isles we were able to locate is in Oxford.

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        A.D.M. Gamiani ou deux nuits d'excès. Fac-similé du texte original orné des 12 lithographies de Devéria & Grévedon.

      1833 - Paris - 1926 aux dépens d'un amateur. - 4°. 75 S. und 26 S. faksimilierter Text der Orig.-Ausgabe sowie |12 Tafeln mit kolorierten Lithographien|. Ganz-Maroquin d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden mit RTitel und floralem Schmuck. Breite Innenkanten Vergoldung. Kopfgoldschnitt. Schuber. Das Titelblatt sowie der Titel der Orig-Ausgabe in Faksimile mit eingebunden. Eins von |100 Exemplaren in der kolorierten Fasssung| (Gesamt 360). Der Text besteht aus vier Teilen; einer 'Notice bibliographique' von André de Sermanmagny, Bibliophile [d.i. André Warnod], einer Einführung 'Préface' und dem eigentlichen Text sowie dem faksimilierten Text der Orig.-Ausgabe von 1833. Die Illustrationen erheben dieses Werk zu einer der schönsten und seltensten Gamiani-Ausgaben. Die Kolorierung in frischer Farbigkeit und durch Eiweiß gehöht. Einband mit kleinen Flecken. Schuberkanten und am vorderen Vorsatz angeplatzt. Kleine blasse Braunflecken. Stellenweise fingerfleckig. Dutel 1640. ----------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.|

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        Familie am Zürichsee. Oel auf Leinwand, gerahmt. Rückseitig mit alter Etikette, betitelt von Hermann Huber.

      Ca. 1926 - Bildgrösse: 95x128 cm. Rahmengrösse: 118x152 cm. Ausstellungskatalog: Kunsthaus Zürich, Dezember 1943 - Februar 1944. Hermann Huber: Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik 1907-1943; Nr. 178. - Hermann Huber besuchte von 1904-1905 die Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich und lernete dort Otto Meyer-Amden kennen, mit dem er bis zu dessem Tod einen Briefwechsel führte. Er war befreundet mit Reinhold Kündig und Paul Bodmer, seine Förderer waren die Zürcher Sammler Richard Kisling und Hermann Reiff-Franck sowie der Kunsthänler Albin Neupert. Er tritt 1911 der avantgardistischen Künstlergruppe „Der Moderne Bund" bei. Beginn der fauvistisch-expressionistischen Periode. Die erste Einzelausstellung fand 1923 in Berlin bei Bruno Cassirer statt.

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wohl Gardone Riviera, 28. VI. 1926. - 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. Folio. Nach den Angaben eines Vorbesitzers an Madame Nain, die Ehefrau des französischen Reeders Raymond Nain, mit einer Einladung auf seinen Kreuzer Puglia: "[.] J'aurais aimé vous faire entendre, cet après-midi, à bord de mon cuirassé, un concert de mon Qua-tuor à cordes.Donna Maria vous prie de venir déjeuner à notre table franciscaine demain mardi, à une heure. J'en-verrai une voiture vous prendre à l'Hotel. / Mes félicitations à l'Epoux heureux [ ]". - D'Annunzio hatte 1923 begonnen, militärisches Kriegsgerät in seiner Villa am Gardasee auszustellen. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Vignette "Memento Audere Semper". - Gering fleckig.

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        [Pulp magazine]: Weird Tales -- September 1926

      Indianapolis, Indiana: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1926. Very Good. Magazine. Octavo. Illustrated paper wrappers. Very good with trimming to the yapped edges, light wear and some offsetting on the rear wrap. This issues includes the first published appearance of "He" by H.P. Lovecraft, "The Towner Ghost" by E. Phillips Oppenheim, and the first part of "Across Space" by Edmund Hamilton. Joshi I.B.i.25.a.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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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        La vita degli animali. 5 vv

      Utet 1926 - italiano

      [Bookseller: Librodifaccia]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        The Links

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - 163 pages. Green cloth with illustrations of two golf flags on the front cover. Rare jacket is present and frayed and with some chips and small pieces missing (see images). Original $4.00 price still on jacket. Original owner's name written neatly on FFEP as was the custom to do in 1927. Internally pages are in very good to excellent condition, no foxing or blemishes. Murdoch 378. Donovan & Murdoch 21930. True first edition with the white flag with a '1' and the red flag with an '18' on the cover. The book contains many photographs including many early ones from Pine Valley. One of the cornerstone books on golf course architecture. Hunter collaborated with Alister MacKenzie on the design and construction of Cypress Point. He also designed a course ranked within the top #100 worldwide, the Valley Club of Montecito in California. Hunter also authored a book on poverty in 1904, essentially a book that advocated socialism in the United States. Scribner's didn't publish many golf books, but the ones they did are noteworthy, including this one and Charles Blair MacDonald's Scotland's Gift, two years after they published this title. The dust jacket blurbs for The Links were written by Alister Mackenzie, who said: I do not hesitate to say that it is the classic on the subject and by Walter Travis who called it a fine piece of work, unique in its field. We specialize in golf books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Valuable Book Group, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      , 1926. 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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        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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