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        Slaves and Ivory in Abyssinia

      London: HFG Witherby, 1926. First. Hardcover. Near Fine. 219 pp, ill, maps incl one foldout in front. Adventure and exploration among the Ethiopian slave raiders in the unknown parts of Sudan. Also traveling from Mount Elgon to the Karamoja district for elephants and then again more elephant hunting in Ehtiopia. An excellent reading book. Almost a near fine copy.

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        Les civilisés. _Paris, Librairie de La Collection des Dix, Veuve Romagnol, 1926.

      - 1 volume in-4° relié plein maroquin rouge, filets dorés sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dos à nerfs, titre doré, date dorée en queue. Contreplat de maroquin vert avec encadrement de trois filets dorés, gardes de moire rouge, couverture et dos conservés. 53 eaux-fortes originales d'Henri Le Riche - 36 grandes en-têtes en couleurs et 17 hors-texte en noir. Exemplaire enrichi d'un état supplémentaire en couleurs des vignettes en couleurs avec remarques et de deux états supplémentaires des hors-texte en noir. Tirage limité : un des 100 exemplaires numérotés (n° 83) sur papier Japon. Sous étui. RELIURE DE SEMET & PLUMELLE. Hormis d'infimes traces de frottement en dos superbe exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Torrents of Spring, The

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. First Printing. 8vo: [8],143,[1]pp.Publisher's finely woven midnight-green cloth (appearing almost black)f, spine and upper cover lettered in scarlet, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Better than Near Fine (slight lean, fronrtend papers toned, several marginal stains to text) copy of Hemingway's first novel and second book to be published in America, one of only 1250 copies printed. Provenance: circular blindstamp of Ray McRae to front fly leaf, small bookseller's ticket of Brentano's, Paris, to lower paste down. Hanneman A4.A. The author's first novel, published by Scribner's after Boni and Liveright rejected it. In this slim volume, Hemingway parodied Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter (1925), and because Anderson was under contract with Boni and Liveright, that publisher chose not to publish the parody. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, The Torrents of Spring was on one level a declaration of literary independence (Anderson had served as something of a mentor to Hemingway), but many scholars also suspect Hemingway wrote the parody to escape from his three-book contract with Boni and Liveright. If that was the case, the plan worked, and Scribner's became Hemingway's publisher for the rest of his life. Still, some reviewers saw the book as a detour in Hemingway's own career, because Torrents of Spring had little in common with the excellent short stories he had published in his first U.S. book, In Our Time. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Tempest

      William Heinemann Ltd and Double, Page & Company, London and New York 1926 - Folio. 21 color plates tipped to mounts. Original vellum-backed boards, gilt-lettered and -decorated on front cover and spine, top edges gilt, others uncut and unopened. LIMITED EDITION, number 54 of 260 copies for sale in Great Britain from a total edition of 520 (another 260 were for sale in the United States). Some light soiling to binding, small stain at foot of spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Genesis of the (First) World War - An Introduction to the Problem of War Guilt

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. xxx, 750 pages. Footnotes. Index. Five-page reading list of War Guilt publications. Black and white frontispiece photo plate of Wilson and Poincare in Paris. "It is the purpose of the writer to arouse interest in the subject and to create a general conviction that there is here a major international problem, the nature and importance of which are scarcely realized by even the average educated American." - from Preface. "The only way to assess the blame for the World War is to know all the evidence and to put off war spectacles. Professor Barnes is one of the few men who have done both." - George Peabody Gooch, University of London. Barnes spent much of his life robustly challenging commonly held historic views. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Dust jacket not included. A sound copy.

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        Fotografie di scena originali 1927-1929

      , , . 13  fotografie di scena originali di allestimenti tenuti al Treatro di Torino: 1) 1 foto originale de L'Heure Espagnole di Maurice Ravel, allestimento di Francesco Menzio, rappresentata il 18 maggio 1926 (cm 26,5x39) 2) 1 foto originale di Madonna Imperia di Alfano, allestimento di Fedor Fedorovic Komissarzevskij, rappresentata il 5 maggio 1927 (cm 15x24) 3) 4 fotografie originali di Sette canzoni di Gian Francesco Malipiero, sette espressioni drammatiche rappresentate, con scene e costumi dello stesso Malipiero, il 18 maggio 1926 (cm 12x17) 4) 3 fotografie originali de La Fata Malerba di Vittorio Gui, allestimento di Fedor Fedorovic Komissarzevskij, fiaba in tre atti su libretto di Fausto Salvatori rappresentata il 15 maggio 1927 (cm 14,5x23,5) 5) 1 foto originale di L'Italiana in Algeri di Gioacchino Rossini, con scene e costumi di Gigi Chessa, rappresentata il 26 novembre 1925 (cm 18,5x24) 6) 2 fotografie originali di Così fan tutte di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, allestimento di Fedor Fedorovic Komissarzevskij, rappresentata il 26 aprile 1927. In una delle foto compaiono gli interpreti Alessio De Paolis, Laura Pasini, Conchita Supervia, Mario Gubiani, Giulio Tomei, Anna Sassone Soster (cm 13,7x15 e 9x15,5) 7) 1 foto originale di un interno del Teatro (cm 18,5x26). . . .

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        Evropa a Amerika [Europe and America]

      Nákladem Komun. nakladatelství, Prague 1926 - Octavo (18.8 × 13.3 cm). Original decorative wrappers combining minimalist typographic elements and an abstract American flag; 48 pp. A near fine copy, uncut and unopened. First Czech translation of this important speech by Trotsky, held the same year, which outlines America's role as the dominant imperialist power after World War I. Trotsky points out a series of rising conflicts between the United States and European nations, promoting international revolution by the working class in response. Translated and with a short preface by the Czech communist and close associate of Trotsky, Alois Muna (1886-1943). Muna served in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I and was captured and imprisoned in a camp in the Simbirsk region. After fleeing to Kiev, he became active in the Czech and Slovak communist movement in Russia, serving as one of the founders of the Czech Communist Party in Russia. With a striking, reduced constructivist wrapper. Though unattributed, it may be the work of either Karel Teige or Otokar Mrkvi?ka, both of whom did work for this communist publishing house in the mid-1920s. Not in KVK, OCLC; we only locate the copy at the Czech National Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Genesis of the World War

      Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York 1926 - Signed B000OYGCEA Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. xxx, 750 pages. Footnotes. Index. Five-page reading list of War Guilt publications. Black and white frontispiece photo plate of Wilson and Poincare in Paris. "It is the purpose of the writer to arouse interest in the subject and to create a general conviction that there is here a major international problem, the nature and importance of which are scarcely realized by even the average educated American." - from Preface. "The only way to assess the blame for the World War is to know all the evidence and to put off war spectacles. Professor Barnes is one of the few men who have done both." - George Peabody Gooch, University of London. Barnes spent much of his life robustly challenging commonly held historic views. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Dust jacket not included. A sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

      Methuen, London, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: E. H. Shepard. Illustrated, with maps to end papers. First impression. Size: 12mo - between 6¾ - 7¾" tall. xvi + 159pp. Binding firm, spine cocked with minor wear to top and base. Endpapers browned slightly, text block clean. Dust jacket worn and chipped, with a couple of larger tears and slight loss at top and base of spine. Previous owner's inscription in ink. Top edge gilt in good condition. Corners bumped. Illustrator: E. H. Shepard. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children; Fiction. Inventory No: 20687. .

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        Sveriges fåglar och fågelbon. Bind I-VI. Med fägelbilder utförda i färgljustryck efter originalmålningar av fil d:r Gustaf Swenander.

      Lund, C. W. K. Gleerups förlag, 1926-49. Folio. (12) + 412 + (8) + 420 + (8) + (8) + 423 + (8) + 428 + (8) + 467 + (8) + 269 + (2) s. Med tilsammen 748 plansjer, hvorav 144 i farger. Orig. skinnbd. Ex libris på forsats. Ryggene svakt skrapet, ellers et fint sett.

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        Le Marchand de Marrons

      Litografia originale in nero su carta China, mm.175x258 (compresi margini bianchi in barbe mm.310x490). Monogramma dell'artista sulla parte incisa in basso a sinistra. Litografia proveniente dall'album "Essai sur l'histoire de la lithographie en France. Les peintres-lithographs de Manet à Matisse. Album de lithographies originales", Galerie des Peintres-Graveurs, E. Frapier Editeur, Paris, 1926. Ottima, freschissima.

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        Turandot Dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri di G. Adami e R. Simoni L'Ultimo duetto e il finale dell' opera sono stati completati da F. Alfano Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di G. Zuccoli (A) Lire 60... [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 119772], 1926. First Edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 12A. Schickling 91.E.1. Turandot, to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni after Carlo Gozzi's dramatic fairy-tale, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on April 25, 1926. "There is no Italian opera, before Turandot, in which such an organic attempt is made to integrate music and drama... Puccini was now at the height of his powers, inventing colouristic effects which are violent and jewel-like at the same time... Unfortunately Puccini did not complete his last masterpiece, but if he had lived he would have worked to remove every incongruity, as he had done on other occasions. We are left with a splendid and exceptionally extensive 'fragment', produced by an artist at the peak of his creative and intellectual form." Gabriella Biagi Ravenni and Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Original publisher's decorative ivory cloth-backed boards printed in color, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title with vignette printed in sepia, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto bust-length frontispiece photographic reproduction of the composer by Platinotipia Bertieri in Torino-Mentone with facsimile autograph signature to lower margin, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (named cast list, instrumentalists, and other personnel), 1f. (recto part-title with vignette printed in sepia, verso blank), 1f. (recto description of Act I, verso blank), 146, 3ff., 147-206, 1f., 207-284, 3ff., 285-388, 1f., 389-398 pp. 1f. (small circular device printed in sepia). Decorative upper board, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces, vgnettes, and devices by Cisari. Named cast includes Rosa Raisa, Francesco Dominici, Carlo Walter, Michele Fleta, Maria Zamboni, Giacomo Rimini, Nello Palai, Giuseppe Nessi, and Aristide Baracchi, under the direction of Arturo Toscanini. Publisher's blindstamp dated March [19]26 to lower inner margins of initial leaves. Binding slightly worn, bumped, soiled, and shaken; split at hinges. Occasional light wear, foxing, and soiling to margins; some small rust stains. A very good copy overall.

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        Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - One of 1000 Copies SIGNED by the Author in dust wrapper

      Brentano's, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Brentano's in 1926. A very good book without inscriptions SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Some light spotting to the page edges. In a good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the spine head and one or two smaller chips. Small stain to the front flap. A rare edition and especially so in the notoriously fragile wrapper.

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        Undulatory Theory of the Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules--in the Physical Review, December 1926

      Annalen der Physik 1926 - Schroedinger, Erwin. Undulatory Theory of the Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules. Minneapolis: American Physical Society, 1926. The Physical Review: Issue for December 1926, 28/6 Wrappers. Good condition. __+__ A solid copy, the edges of the wrappers a little rounded from use; library stamp (faded) on front wrapper from the Transylvania Library. There are chips missing in the wrapper cover of the spine at top, and also the bottom wrapper covering is detached (though present). Overall, a GOOD, acceptable copy of an important paper that is scarce in this original format. This is the first appearance of the wave equations in English following their publication in the Annalen earlier that year. __+__ Michael Longair in his Quantum Concepts in Physics: An Alternative Approach to the Understanding.quotes Born and Planck's appreciation of Schroedinger's works of 1926, Born stating in 1961 that they were ".of a grandeur unsurpassed in theoretical physics" and Planck that they ".play the same part in modern physics as do the equations stated by Newton, Lagrange and Hamilton in classical mechanics". (Longair p 331)__+__ Abstract of the paper as it appears in American Physical Society's PROLA (and which also appears at the beginning of the PR paper itself beginning with §1): "E. Schrödinger; Received 3 September 1926; published in the issue dated December 1926. The paper gives an account of the author's work on a new form of quantum theory. §1. The Hamiltonian analogy between mechanics and optics. §2. The analogy is to be extended to include real "physical" or "undulatory" mechanics instead of mere geometrical mechanics. §3. The significance of wave-length; macro-mechanical and micro-mechanical problems. §4. The wave-equation and its application to the hydrogen atom. §5. The intrinsic reason for the appearance of discrete characteristic frequencies. §6. Other problems; intensity of emitted light. §7. The wave-equation derived from a Hamiltonian variation-principle; generalization to an arbitrary conservative system. §8. The wave-function physically means and determines a continuous distribution of electricity in space, the fluctuations of which determine the radiation by the laws of ordinary electrodynamics. §9. Non-conservative systems. Theory of dispersion and scattering and of the "transitions" between the "stationary states." §10. The question of relativity and the action of a magnetic field. Incompleteness of that part of the theory." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Murs et Toits pour les Pays de Chez-Nous

      Paris: Dan Niestlé, 1925-1926. Two volumes, oblong folio, colour plates tipped in and many line drawings printed in pochoir; in original folder with ties, some restoration. Letrosne's Murs et Toits pour les Pays de Chez-Nous 'served as a catalyst for the restoration of damaged communes all over France: including even those villages that had been left uninhabited by peacetime rural exodus!' [Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France Between the Wars by Romy Golan, p.27].

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        Rien que la terre. Voyage.

      - P., Bernard Grasset, 1926, In-8, br., sous double couverture, 258 pp. Edition originale, un des 55 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine et réimposés in-quarto tellière (second papier après 4 exemplaires sur Japon). Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of Sonoma County California (2 volumes)

      Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1926. 4to. 784, 958 pp. Photographic plates of homes, buildings and prominent citizens of the county; black & white illustrations. Dark green blindstamped boards with gilt lettering to spines; marbled page edges & endpapers. A very good set (page edges evenly sunned; light wear to extremities, more so to spine ends; hinges of Vol. II slightly loose; internally clean). The author, a Sonoma county native, is the first woman who wrote the history of that county after a lifetime of teaching in Sonoma County rural schools. (Rocq 14751). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Excavations

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1926 - The first edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1926. A near fine example of the book with some rubbing to the spine and the boards. Dust jacket near fine with a few small chips to the top edge and light chipping at the top of the spine. A wonderful association; inscribed by Van Vechten to friend and artist Ralph Barton; For the only Ralph Barton, with orchids, caviar, ______, and my heart at Christmas 1925. Obviously a very early inscription. One of the collaborative works between the two included Barton's dust jacket illustration for Van Vechten's The Tattoed Countess. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Return of The Ceteosaurus and Other Tales

      London: Drane's Limited. [1926]. First. First edition. Lightly rubbed and soiled, still a near fine copy without dustwrapper. Very scarce Bleiler-listed collection of fantastic stories. .

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        Turandot Dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri di G. Adami e R. Simoni L'Ultimo duetto e il finale dell' opera sono stati completati da F. Alfano Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di G. Zuccoli (A) Lire 60. [Piano-vocal score]

      G. Ricordi & C. [PN 119772], Milano 1926 - Large octavo. Original publisher's decorative ivory cloth-backed boards printed in color, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title with vignette printed in sepia, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto bust-length frontispiece photographic reproduction of the composer by Platinotipia Bertieri in Torino-Mentone with facsimile autograph signature to lower margin, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (named cast list, instrumentalists, and other personnel), 1f. (recto part-title with vignette printed in sepia, verso blank), 1f. (recto description of Act I, verso blank), 146, 3ff., 147-206, 1f., 207-284, 3ff., 285-388, 1f., 389-398 pp. 1f. (small circular device printed in sepia). Decorative upper board, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces, vgnettes, and devices by Cisari. Named cast includes Rosa Raisa, Francesco Dominici, Carlo Walter, Michele Fleta, Maria Zamboni, Giacomo Rimini, Nello Palai, Giuseppe Nessi, and Aristide Baracchi, under the direction of Arturo Toscanini. Publisher's blindstamp dated March [19]26 to lower inner margins of initial leaves. Binding slightly worn, bumped, soiled, and shaken; split at hinges. Occasional light wear, foxing, and soiling to margins; some small rust stains. A very good copy overall. First Edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 12A. Schickling 91.E.1.Turandot, to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni after Carlo Gozzi's dramatic fairy-tale, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on April 25, 1926."There is no Italian opera, before Turandot, in which such an organic attempt is made to integrate music and drama. Puccini was now at the height of his powers, inventing colouristic effects which are violent and jewel-like at the same time. Unfortunately Puccini did not complete his last masterpiece, but if he had lived he would have worked to remove every incongruity, as he had done on other occasions. We are left with a splendid and exceptionally extensive 'fragment', produced by an artist at the peak of his creative and intellectual form." Gabriella Biagi Ravenni and Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Canyon Wren. [Broadside]

      Spokane: 1926 - 23+ x 17+ inches. 58 x 45 cm. Folds in lower corners and one marginal tear.Cream colored paper, printed in black. Poem is shaped in a wave-like pattern."For James and Carol Katz, Stanislaus River, camp 9 to Parrott's Ferry, April 40081."200 numbered and signed copies.Description: 1 sheet ([1] pages) ; 58 x 45 cm.OCLC Number: 26743787Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books. Berkeley. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - One of 1000 Copies SIGNED by the Author in dust wrapper

      Brentano's 1926 - A first edition, first printing published by Brentano's in 1926. A very good book without inscriptions SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Some light spotting to the page edges. In a good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the spine head and one or two smaller chips. Small stain to the front flap. A rare edition and especially so in the notoriously fragile wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig Hohlwein München.

      Bok. Berlin, Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag 1926. 73 sid. text och 268 planscher varav 63 i färg. Blått dekorerat klotband, 31*24 cm. Ryggen solblekt. Fint skick på både pärmar och inlaga. Standardverk om Ludwig Hohlwein(1874-1949), föregångare och kanske Tysklands störste skapare av posters och kommersiella affischer. Fantastiskt illustrerad volym. Parallella texter på tyska och engelska. Parallell texts in German and English. Eftersökt.

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        Turandot Dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri di G. Adami e R. Simoni L'Ultimo duetto e il finale dell' opera sono stati completati da F. Alfano Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di G. Zuccoli (A) Lire 60... [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 119772], 1926. First Edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 12A. Schickling 91.E.1. Turandot, to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni after Carlo Gozzi's dramatic fairy-tale, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on April 25, 1926. "There is no Italian opera, before Turandot, in which such an organic attempt is made to integrate music and drama... Puccini was now at the height of his powers, inventing colouristic effects which are violent and jewel-like at the same time... Unfortunately Puccini did not complete his last masterpiece, but if he had lived he would have worked to remove every incongruity, as he had done on other occasions. We are left with a splendid and exceptionally extensive 'fragment', produced by an artist at the peak of his creative and intellectual form." Gabriella Biagi Ravenni and Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Original publisher's decorative ivory cloth-backed boards printed in color, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title with vignette printed in sepia, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto bust-length frontispiece photographic reproduction of the composer by Platinotipia Bertieri in Torino-Mentone with facsimile autograph signature to lower margin, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 1f. (named cast list, instrumentalists, and other personnel), 1f. (recto part-title with vignette printed in sepia, verso blank), 1f. (recto description of Act I, verso blank), 146, 3ff., 147-206, 1f., 207-284, 3ff., 285-388, 1f., 389-398 pp. 1f. (small circular device printed in sepia). Decorative upper board, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces, vgnettes, and devices by Cisari. Named cast includes Rosa Raisa, Francesco Dominici, Carlo Walter, Michele Fleta, Maria Zamboni, Giacomo Rimini, Nello Palai, Giuseppe Nessi, and Aristide Baracchi, under the direction of Arturo Toscanini. Publisher's blindstamp dated March [19]26 to lower inner margins of initial leaves. Binding slightly worn, bumped, soiled, and shaken; split at hinges. Occasional light wear, foxing, and soiling to margins; some small rust stains. A very good copy overall.

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        THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM A Triumph

      Privately Printed for the Author 1926 - First (or Cranwell) edition, published for subscribers. One of 170 'complete' copies inscribed and initialled by Lawrence "Complete copy, 1.xii.26. T.E.S." on page XIX, with the author's holograph emendation to the attribution of "The gad-fly" plate. As usually issued with the "The Prickly Pear" plate, not called for but not the two Paul Nash illustrations, shown in the list of illustrations. Original dark green morocco by Roger de Coverly, with gilt titles to the spine, gilt filleted borders to covers with roundels to the corners and central knot device of woven strapwork. Raised bands to spine each with five gilt punched dots. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gilt border to board edges and turn ins. A superb, fine copy, with just a hint of wear to the corners. Internally very fresh. An extremely well preserved example of this monumental work. Housed in a custom chemise and quarter morocco clamshell box. Endpapers by Eric Kennington. Frontispiece of King Feysal by Augustus John, 65 further plates (mostly colour or tinted, four of them double page) and 58 text illustrations by John, Kennington, Williams Roberts, Paul Nash, Blair Hughes-Stanton, William Nicholson and others. Four fold-out colour maps (two maps duplicated). The author's magnum opus and famous account of his part in the Arab Revolt of 1916. The Seven Pillars was originally intended to be a simple account of the travels round seven great cities of the East that Lawrence made in his pursuit of his interest in Middle-Eastern archaeology. This manuscript, written in 1913 was supposedly destroyed at the outbreak of the first world war. With his understanding of the Middle East and the Arabs, Captain Lawrence soon found himself working with military intelligence in Cairo and liaising between the British and Arab forces, which lead to him helping to unite Arab forces in support of the British strategy in the region and ultimately co-ordinating successful campaigns against the Ottoman army. His account, which originally ran to over 400,000 words, was printed by the Oxford Times in 1922 and the positive response given to the text by Lawrence's friends lead him to consider publishing it to a wider audience. Lawrence never considered the text to be suitable for or of interest to the public at large and so made it available only to friends and acquaintances by subscription to this Cranwell edition. Lawrence supervised the production at every stage and extravagantly had each copy bound in a different way by leading fine binders of the day (an act that virtually bankrupted him). Lawrence vowed that the text would not be made publicly available in his lifetime. However, of financial necessity he authorised Jonathan Cape to publish a heavily abridged and sanitised version under the title of Revolt in the Desert in 1927, which stirred public interest to an extent that Cape was induced to publish most of the full text within two months of Lawrence's death in 1935. It became an immediate best seller with 100,000 copies sold in the remainder of that year alone, and has since gone on to be one of the most influential and highly regarded pieces of military and literary prose of the twentieth century. Churchill was of the opinion, "It ranks with the greatest books written in the English language." O'Brian A040 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Investigations On The Theory Of The Brownian Movement, By Albert Einstein (Original 1926 Uk First Edition, In Original Dust Jacket)

      London: Methuen & Co., 1926. 1st Edition. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Fair DJ. 1st Printing Viii, 124 Pp + 8 Pp Methuen Catalog At End Dated August 1925. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Orange Dj Priced 5S Net On Spine, With Descriptive Text On Front Panel, List On Front Flap Of 11 Books On Physics Published By Methuen, Ad For "The New Heat Theorem" On Rear Flap, And List On Rear Panel Of 13 "Books On Relativity And Atomic Theories" Published By Methuen. Book Light Used, Al Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Rubbing Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Tight, No Marks, Pages Crisp.Djworn, Mainly To Spine Which Is Faded, Chipped 1 1/2" Away At Top, 1 5/8" Away At Bottom, Removing Title, Part Of Top Of "Albert" In Author's Name, And All Of Publisher's Name At Bottom, With Small Losses, 1/8" Or Less, At Tips.

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        Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement

      New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1926. First American Edition. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Very Good Book/Fair DJ. 1st Printing 124 Pp. First American Edition, No Date, Printing Statement Indicates 1926 British Sheets Were Used. Book Is Somewhat Worn And Has Small Areas Of Fraying At Corners, Hinges Solid, Small Previous Owner's Name On Front Free Endpaper. Dj Worn, Bottom 40% Of Spine Chipped Away But Title And Author Remain, Small Edge And Corner Chips.

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        Les Oraisons amoureuses de Jeanne-Aurélie Grivolin, lyonnaise.

      Paris, La connaissance, 1926 - In-8, en demi maroquin rouge à grains longs. Dos à 4 faux nerfs de maroquin havane. Plats supérieur et inférieur ornés d'une composition au pochoir et à l'or. Doublure de papier à la cuve illustrée de même. Couverture et dos conservés. Tête dorée. Reliure signée Creuzevault. Un des 100 exemplaires sur Hollande Van Gelder avec une suite sur Annam des ornements. Il porte le numéro 107. Superbe ouvrage illustré de Yan B. Dyl de 15 pointes sèches originales coloriées au pochoir et de 167 dessins imprimés dans le texte en sanguine d'inspiration cubiste. Pointes sèches et ornements originaux de Yan B. Dyl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Investigations On The Theory Of The Brownian Movement, By Albert Einstein (Original 1926 Uk First Edition, In Original Dust Jacket)

      London: Methuen & Co., 1926. 1st Edition. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Fair DJ. 1st Printing Viii, 124 Pp + 8 Pp Methuen Catalog At End Dated August 1925. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Orange Dj Priced 5S Net On Spine, With Descriptive Text On Front Panel, List On Front Flap Of 11 Books On Physics Published By Methuen, Ad For "The New Heat Theorem" On Rear Flap, And List On Rear Panel Of 13 "Books On Relativity And Atomic Theories" Published By Methuen. Book Light Used, Al Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Rubbing Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Tight, No Marks, Pages Crisp.Djworn, Mainly To Spine Which Is Faded, Chipped 1 1/2" Away At Top, 1 5/8" Away At Bottom, Removing Title, Part Of Top Of "Albert" In Author's Name, And All Of Publisher's Name At Bottom, With Small Losses, 1/8" Or Less, At Tips.

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        Animalia or Fibs about Beasts. Engraved on Wood and Ensnared in Verse

      New York: Payson & Clarke, 1926. First trade edition of this modern verse bestiary, illustrated with wood engravings by Leon Underwood, "one of the founding fathers of British Modernism" (Telegraph). Best remembered for his African-inspired sculpture, Underwood mastered a wide range of media, and was one of the founders of the English Wood Engraving Society in 1925. The rich black images here are accompanied by nonsense verse in the tradition of Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc: "The wily serpent never spoils / The appearance of his motive coils / By using lubricating oils." Issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition of twenty-eight copies. A fine copy of a striking book, reflecting the artistic revival of English wood engraving between the wars. Quarto, original full black cloth lettered in green, pastedown wood engraving of a circus ring on upper board, yellow pictorial endpapers. Wood-engraved vignettes on half title, frontispiece, and title page; twenty full-page wood engravings of animals throughout text. Very light wear to cloth.

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        BESCHREIBENDER KATALOG HANDZEICHNUNGEN IN DER GRAPHISCHEN SAMMLUNG ALBERTINA.

      Wien, 1926-41., 1926. 6 Bände. Gute Exemplare. Bd. I: Venezianischen Schule / Bd. II: Niederändischen Schulen XV. & XVI. Jrh. / Bd. III: Toskanischen, Umbrischen und Römischen Schulen / Bd. IV & V: Deutschen Schulen bis zum Beginn des Klassizismus / Bd. VI: Die Schulen von Ferrare, Bologna, Parma und Modena, der Lombardei, Genuas, Neapels und Siziliens mit einem Nachtrag zu allen italienischen Schulen. 1926-1941, WIEN, 6 VOLL. LEGATURA CARTONCINO RIGIDO CON INSERTI IN PELLE. STATO OTTIMO VOL. 1: 208 PAGINE. VOL 2: 118 PAGINE. VOL 3: 205 PAGINE. VOL 4: 204 PAGINE. VOL 5: 397 PAGINE. VOL 6: 204 PAGINE.

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        Imagier . Septième année .1926.

      - P., S.G.B.O., In-4 , en feuilles, sous chemise cartonnée à rabats et pièce de titre sur le premier plat. Edition originale tirée sur les Presses de J. Beltrand à 160 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur vélin et nominatif.Recueil de 12 estampes numérotées et signées au crayon par les artistes et portant le cachet à sec de la Société constitué par les initiales entrelacées de la S.G.B.O.P.-A. Bouroux, Gérard Cochet, M. Deslignières, Galanis, Pierre Lissac, Jacques Beltrand, J.-E. Laboureur, Lebedeff, Le Meilleur, Mathurin Meheut, Vettiner et Vibert. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Investigations On The Theory Of The Brownian Movement, By Albert Einstein (Original 1926 Uk First Edition, In Original Dust Jacket)

      Methuen & Co., London 1926 - Viii, 124 Pp + 8 Pp Methuen Catalog At End Dated August 1925. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Orange Dj Priced 5S Net On Spine, With Descriptive Text On Front Panel, List On Front Flap Of 11 Books On Physics Published By Methuen, Ad For "The New Heat Theorem" On Rear Flap, And List On Rear Panel Of 13 "Books On Relativity And Atomic Theories" Published By Methuen. Book Light Used, Al Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Rubbing Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Tight, No Marks, Pages Crisp.Djworn, Mainly To Spine Which Is Faded, Chipped 1 1/2" Away At Top, 1 5/8" Away At Bottom, Removing Title, Part Of Top Of "Albert" In Author's Name, And All Of Publisher's Name At Bottom, With Small Losses, 1/8" Or Less, At Tips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [PUDOVKIN'S FAMOUS EDITING TECHNIQUES] Kinostsenarii: Teoriya stsenariya [i.e. Film Script: The Theory of a Script]

      Moscow: Kinopechat', 1926. 64 pp. 15x11 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Rear wrapper is detached and the front wrapper is almost detached from the text block, low margin of p.19 is cut off. Otherwise very good. The first book by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893-1953), a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor. Pudovkin, proves just how integral Russian film was to cinema at the beginning of the 20th century by providing his own montage theory, slightly different from that of Eisenstein, that formed the foundation of the classic Hollywood style of editing, which is used in almost every film today. «The foundation of film art is editing.» In this edition he for the first time describes his editing techniques: contrast, parallelism, symbolism, simultaneity, and leit motif. Each of these techniques are in every editor's arsenal and used in virtually every film made around the world. The constructivist design of the wrappers by Piotr Galadzhiev (1900-1971), Soviet actor, set designer and artist who besides participating in theatre productions was also an illustrator for a few film magazines. He also designed covers for the film magazine Kino-Eye and for the popular film library Kinopechat, for which he produced a cover for the 1926 pamphlet on Sergei Eisenstein and his famous film 'Battleship Potemkin'. Worldcat locates copies in Bowdoin College Library, USC Library.

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        Spelen va[n] sinne byde[n] .xix. gheconfirmeerden cameren van rhetorijcken binnen der stede van Ghendt comparerende, verthoont, volghende den octroye vander K. Maiesteyt, Grave va[n] Vlaendren, onsen gheduchte[n] Heere, schepenen der selver stede, en[de] camere van rhetorijcke vander heylige drievuldicheyt, gheseyt de fonteynisten, verleent, en[de] der charte uutghesonde[n] op de questie, welck den mensche stervende, meesten troost is: die selve spele[n] beghinnende by ordre, so hier na volcht, de[n] .xii. junij, int jaer m.ccccc.xxxix. En[de] werde[n] volspeelt en[de] gheeyndt, den .xxiii. vanden jare en[de] maent voorsz. (Colophon: Antwerp, [Matthias Crom], 25 October 1539). 8vo. 18th-century half vellum.

      Machiels S-491, cf. S-490 & S-492; Nijhoff & Kronenberg 3890 (3 imperfect copies), cf. 1926-1928; cf. Bibl. Belg. V, p. 190; Typ. Batava 4704 (1564 ed.). Possibly unrecorded variant of one of the three scarce Antwerp editions published in the same year as the first edition by Joos Lambrecht at Ghent in 1539, of an account of a so-called "Landjuweel", a rhetoricians' festival organized in Ghent in June 1539. They were organized by the chamber "De H. Drievuldicheyt" of Ghent and the 19 participating chambers from different cities each presented a play answering the question: "What is of the most comfort for somebody who is dying?" It was the first time that the texts of the plays were published immediately after the festival. The texts breathe the spirit of the Reformation and the book was banned in 1540.The sequence of the three editions is not certain and the differences are minimal. Our copy has the title as described in Nijhoff & Kronenberg 3890, but contains a variant in the colophon: "xxv. Octob." instead of "xv. Octob.". This variant is described in the literature only as part of the other Antwerp editions, but because the variations in the title concern only abbreviations, many libraries may have catalogued copies improperly. Another edition appeared in 1564 in Wesel by Hans de Braecker.Title-page soiled, slip of paper pasted over an erased library stamp in the lower margin of the second leaf, a few minor dampstains and small wormhole in the last leaves. Good copy.

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        Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement

      New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1926. First American Edition. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Very Good Book/Fair DJ. 1st Printing 124 Pp. First American Edition, No Date, Printing Statement Indicates 1926 British Sheets Were Used. Book Is Somewhat Worn And Has Small Areas Of Fraying At Corners, Hinges Solid, Small Previous Owner's Name On Front Free Endpaper. Dj Worn, Bottom 40% Of Spine Chipped Away But Title And Author Remain, Small Edge And Corner Chips.

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        Le temple d'Içvarapura (Bantãy Srei, Cambodge). Mémoires archéologiques, publiés par l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient Tome I.Paris, G. van Oest, 1926. Large 4to (36.5 x 28 cm). With 72 plates, mostly heliotype photographs by Léon Marotte (each plate has one or two photos). One of 800 copies printed on heavy paper. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      First edition of a monograph on the temple of the 10th-century Cambodian temple Banteay Srei, with heliotype photographs documenting its architecture and rich details. The text is divided into three parts, discussing the temple's architecture (Henri Parmentier), its decorations (Victor Goloubew) and its inscriptions and history (Louis Finot). The present volume is the first in a series, and was followed by a monograph on Angkor Wat (3 parts in 6 volumes).Internally in fine condition, wholly untrimmed, with all bolts unopened and all deckles intact. Wrappers slightly soiled, with some minor damage to the spine and the edges of the bookblock foxed.

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        Color

      New York And London: Harper & Brothers. Good. [1926]. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [African Americana][LGBTQ] 7¾”x 5¼”. Quarter yellow cloth and decorative black paper over boards, printed paper label to spine and front board. Pp. Xvii, 108. Good: binding moderately worn with loss of paper at corners, areas of paper loss at edges; backstrip and spine label heavily toned, possibly crudely repaired at an early date. Lacking the jacket. An extraordinary copy of Cullen's first book, likely inscribed to his male lover. The front free endpaper reads: Edward, May these poorrhymes when read by youborrow light from the greaterglory of that perfect poemwhich is our friendship. Sincerely, CountieNew York, June 4, 1927. We consulted with two Cullen scholars (Thomas Wirth and Charles Molesworth) who believe that “Edward” is Edward Perry, a Broadway actor and dancer who was known to be sexually intimate with Cullen. They met around 1925 and Perry was an usher in Cullen's wedding to the daughter of W. E. B. Du Bois. A terrific association. PLEASE NOTE THAT this item that will require addtional postage to ship internationally. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics. ; Signed by Author .

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        The Chinese Parrot

      New York: Collier Books, 1926. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾. Front hinge expertly repaired. Book housed in a magnificent, one of a kind, custom slipcase.

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