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        TOPPER: AN IMPROBABLE ADVENTURE

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1926. First edition. Light tanning to paste-downs, top page edges dusty, small store label affixed to rear paste-down, a nearly fine copy in a very good mildly rubbed dust jacket with shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends, several tiny tiny closed edge tears, repaired chip and tear to upper rear panel and some soiling to rear panel. A scarce book in jacket. (20295). Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-292, jacket illustration by C.V. Farrow, original brick red cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. The first Cosmo Topper adventure. Mired in his middle class life Cosmo Topper purchases a used car, in which George and Marion Kerby were driving when they died in an accident. In visiting the spot of the crash the ghosts of the Kerby's appear and "torment" Topper in a farcical manner (from an online entry by David Langford on Thorne Smith). Basis for the 1937 film starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett as the Kerby's and Roland Young as Topper.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        L'amour vénal

      S. e., Paris 1926 - 2 volumes grands in-8, 128 pages + volume de planches. Traces d'usure aux mors. Tranches supérieures dorées, couvertures et dos conservés. Exemplaire no. 82/69/95. Complet des 43 pointes-sèches dont 16 hors-texte, des deux suites, une sur Chine, l'autre sur Hollande avec remarques, et des 16 essais refusés. Notre exemplaire contient en outre quatre pointes sèches dont deux en trois états et deux en deux états. (Monod, 2223). Bel illustré. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        OPERE MINORI

      A.F. FORMIGGINI, ROMA 1926 - CLASSICI DEL RIDERE ITALIANO Opera in tre volumi, a cura di Giovanni Nascimbeni e Giorgio Rossi, xilografie di Benito Boccolari, lieve ingiallimento delle pagine peraltro in buonissimo stato di conservazione, brossure editoriali pergamenate con titoli rossi ed illustrazione centrale di Boccolari la stessa del frontespizio, al posteriore xilografia di A.De Karolis la stessa dell'antiporta, le brossure sono leggermente ingiallite e con lieve fioritura

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        L'Héritier Du Diable. Avecques Les Inaiges En Couleurs et La Cal.ligraphie De Quint.

      Chez Maistre René Kieffer Édicteur, Paris 1926 - 99 pp. todas caligrafiadas e ilustradas con acuarelas a vivos colores. Nuestro ejemplar de la tirada de 50 ejemplares en buen papel de hilo y con una suite a parte de todas las ilustraciones, en lámina en papel Japon, en negro. Muy bonita encuadernación a plena piel grabada en seco. Corte superior dorado. Conserva las cubiertas originales. Size: 24 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Ces Messieurs-Dames.

      Paris, probably Ronald Davis 1926 - Edition of 150 copies including original b/w and colored illustrations by Dignimont. Comments by Francis Carco. Second book in which Carco introduces an artist after the first dedicated to Laborde. Publisher is not indicated but could be Ronald Devis. Original soft editorial cover with restorations on spine. Restorations othe edges of cover. Inside perfect conditions and partially uncut. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK.

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        Storia dell'arte militare

      Schioppo, 1926. 5 volumi più raccoglitore con 124 tavole leggeri quasi impercettibili segni del tempo

      [Bookseller: Libreria Giorni]
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        The Eater of Darkness

      Contact Editions, Paris 1926 - [1926]. PRESENTATION COPY. SIGNED and inscribed: "To Dora 'My only Friend' [signed] Bob Coates," on title page, with a printed copy of a photograph of the author laid down to front free endpaper. The true first edition has only been known in wrappers; this copy is professionally bound in plain unlettered contemporary dark red cloth with all edges trimmed. Possibly a presentation binding state done by the publisher for the author, or done by the author himself, or even possibly done by the recipient (doubtful). In any case, this is a cloth hardcover binding contemporary with the publication of the book. A surreal science fantasy/crime novel with a mad scientist and a "peeping Tom" ray. The novel was influenced by the principles of DaDa, the nihilistic art movement and its literary offshoot in the Paris of its day. Book Condition: Very Good: Firm copy, softened corners, some rubbing to the faded spine. Small news clipping photo of Author mounted to ffe. Lightly tanned papers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        Festschrift zum fünfundzwanzigjährigen Bestehen. 1901-1926.

      Berlin 1926 - (31,5 x 23 cm). VI, 215 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 5 Tafeln. Original-Halblederband. Enthält die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Automobil- und Motorradindustrie, die Tätigkeitsbereiche des Verbandes und Kurzbeschreibungen der Mitgliedsfirmen. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen von Autos, Motorrädern, Sonderfahrzeugen, Firmengebäuden und aus dem Rennsport. - Ecken etwas bestoßen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        The Prophet (Uncommon de luxe, Holiday Edition in the original box)

      Alfred A. Knopf MCMXXVI (1926), New York - Attractively bound in white velum-paper spine stamped in brown with paper tips. The spine is darkened and discolored. In gold decorated boards stamped with a red circle in which the Prophet's golden hand holds dancing humanity. Wear and flecking to the gold along the front and rear edges of the boards. Internally near fine, clean and tight; virtually unread. With "The Twelve Illustrations in this Volume Reproduced from Original Drawings by the Author." A beautiful book. With the original cardboard box with laid paper lines and with the paste-down label: "The Prophet".and describing this de luxe, Holiday Edition of The Prophet which has been set by hand and embellished with twelve drawings by the author, reproduced in collotype." The box is quite worn with 10 short pieces of tape holding the back of the box in place. The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 40 different languages and has never been out of print. The prophet, Almustafa, has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. Though born a Maronite, he was influenced not only by his own religion but also by Islam, and especially by the mysticism of the Sufis. His knowledge of Lebanon's bloody history, with its destructive factional struggles, strengthened his belief in the fundamental unity of religions, which his parents exemplified by welcoming people of various religions in their home. Connections and parallels have also been made to William Blake's work, as well as the theological ideas of Walt Whitman and in Ralph Waldo Emerson such as reincarnation and the Over-soul. Themes of influence in his work were Islamic/Arabic art, European Classicism (particularly Leonardo Da Vinci) andRomanticism (Blake and Auguste Rodin), the pre-Raphelite Brotherhood, and more modern symbolism and surrealism. Gibran followed The Prophet with The Garden of The Prophet, which was published posthumously in 1933. The Garden of the Prophet narrates Almustafa's discussions with nine disciples following Almustafa's return after an intervening absence. (Wikipedia) Later printing with a 1926 title page date and the 1923 copyright date. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        Cent Comptines Illustrées De 45 Bois Gravés et Coloriés Par Pierre Roy.

      Henri Jonquières et Cie., Paris 1926 - 39 hojas sin paginar en buen papel de hilo. Sumamente ilustrado con deliciosos dibujos a color. Texto principalmente en francés, aunque alguna canción en inglés, catalán, español e italiano. Buena encuadernación actual a media piel, conservando las cubiertas originales. Edición de 540 ejemplares. (nº488) Size: 28,5 x 23,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        AN ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS BY MELBOURNE SPURR, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FAIRBANKS IN 1926

      1926.. 1926.. Very good. - sc - A 10 inch high by 8 inch wide sepia toned soft focus photograph of the Hollywood movie star Douglas Fairbanks by the great Hollywood photographer of the 1920's Melbourne Spurr. The image depicts the debonair star of Hollywood swashbuckling epics in three-quarter profile from the chest up. Attired in a sepia jacket over a white shirt with striped tie, Fairbanks focuses his soft gaze and winning smile toward the camera. The photographer's name "Melbourne Spurr / Hollywood" is stamped in blind at bottom left. The portrait is boldly inscribed and signed in ink by Fairbanks diagonally at bottom right: "To Mrs. Fred Carson [sp?] / Best Wishes / Douglas Fairbanks / 1926". There is some minor creasing to the bottom left corner of the photograph. This beautiful portrait is handsomely matted. <p>The American actor and leading man Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) is best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as "Robin Hood", "The Thief of Bagdad" and "The Mark of Zorro". In addition to his acting career, Fairbanks was a screenwriter, director and producer who was one of the founders of United Artists and of The Motion Picture Academy, hosting the first Oscar ceremonies in 1929. Married to Mary Pickford, the couple were regarded as Hollywood royalty.<p>Melbourne Spurr (1888-1964) first worked for the noted Hollywood photographer Fred Hartsook. Mary Pickford was so impressed with his work that she helped launch his career as a Hollywood portrait photographer. Spurr who, by the mid 1920's, was considered one of the great celebrity portraitists resisted signing on exclusively with one of the major movie studios, preferring instead to keep his own photography studio. Though he shined throughout the 20's, his Hollywood career gradually declined due to pressure from the large movie companies and Spurr moved on to photographing other major figures including Presidents, artists, authors, and dancers.

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1926 - 1926 & 1927 Wisden Hardbacks

      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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        Il fascismo maggio 1915 - ottobre 1922.

      Milano, Edizioni Caesarea, 1926, Quaderno I, II, III, fascicoli di 30 pp. c.a cad. ril. nella brossura originale con dorsi Bellissima ed assai rara rivista, di alta qualità grafica.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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        Provinciales.

      - P. Aux Aldes 1926. In-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui. 16 aquarelles dont 8 H.T. et quelques motifs décoratifs de Geneviève GALLIBERT. Tirage limité à 173 exemplaires, un des 15 spéciaux, sur Rives, avec double suite dont une en noir, souscrits par la librairie "Aux Beaux Livres" à Marseille. On joint le spécimen de l'ouvrage avec 2 aquarelles supplementaires. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        JULIETTE AU PAYS DES HOMMES, Paris, Éditions Émile-Paul Frères, 1926.

      1926 - In-4º menor.- Ilustrado con 17 aguafuertes originales de Chas LABORDE coloreados al « pochoir », 9 de los cuales fuera de texto.- Encuadernación en medio marroquí con punteras, canto superior dorado, cubiertas y lomo originales conservados.- Uno de los primeros 17 ejemplares (nº 14) en papel Japón imperial, que conlleva el dibujo original a la pluma de una de las ilustraciones, realzado a la aguada y con « remarques », y tres estados de los grabados (color, negro « avant la lettre » y negro « après la lettre ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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        L'AME ET LA DANSE

      Javal et Bordeaux, Paris 1926 - 1 of 300 (of a total edition of 500). Quarto. 60p. Illustrated with beautiful wood engravings by D'Edouard Leon, printed in colors. All illustrations in two states; full color in the text, separate plates in green. Each page with decorative borders in color. Bound by Flammarion in half dark blue crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt tiles and triple rules around the panels, original wrappers bound in. Valery's dialogue on dance between Scorates and Phedre. Occasional light foxing, mild rubbing to covers [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        THE DEVIL'S GUARD

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, [1926].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-334 [335] [336: blank], original brown cloth, front and spine panel stamped in green. First edition. Supernatural adventure novel set in Tibet. Jimgrim, Ramsden, Chullunder Ghose and Narayan Singh battle the Black Circle, an organization of evil Tibetan adepts. Published later in Britain as Ramsden. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1210. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 812. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10514. Grant, p. 182. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Will Graven) with light wear at spine ends. A sharp example of an uncommon jacket. (#152674)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        HERE AND BEYOND

      New York, London: D. Appleton & Company, 1926. First edition. First printing with "(1)" below last line of text on page [325]. Top edge of text block a little dusty, lower corners a little bumped, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket, light shelf wear to edges, small closed tear with crease to lower front panel, chip to head of spine panel, some fading to the light purple of the jacket to spine panel and edges. (14131). Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-324 [325] [326: blank], original dark blue moire patterned cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. Collects six stories, including "Miss Mary Pask" and a vampire tale "Bewitched." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1687. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-252. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15186.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Western Massachusetts: A History, 1636-1925

      New York: Lewis Historical Publishing 1926 - Four volumes (complete), thick 4to., brown buckram and boards lettered in gilt, with a touch of rubbing. First edition, profusely illustrated, with an extraordinary account of Shays Rebellion. A distinguished set. Shipping extra [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Le Diable au Corps

      Paris, Éditions Marcel Seheur 1926 - Edition of 345 copies including an original etching on frontispiece and 10 original lithographs by Maurice de Vlaminck. Copy on Vélin d'Arches. Original editorial soft cover. Copy in perfect conditions. Binding a little unglued. Partially uncut. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        Filets De bois/bandes Mosaique De Styles et Modernes

      Buffard Frères, Paris - Oblong 4to, printed brown paper wrappers with silk tie; company name in bold black lettering on front cover. Chromolithography by H. Bouquet, Paris. Fine. Circa 1926. A beautiful trade catalogue of Art Deco and geometric patterned inlaid wood banding. With 16 pages including 15 chromolithograph, each with numerous examples of inlaid strips in wood, ivory, copper, nickel, silver and pewter for use in furniture, carriages, etc. A second section with its own title page "Bandes Mosaiques Art Moderne". Buffard worked from the late 19th century until their bankruptcy in the 1930s. Their shop and offices were at 21 Faubour St. Antoine (11ème). WorldCatP a copy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a different title; another at the National Art Library, London; at the Wolfsonian-digitized. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges

      London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1926 324 pp with 21 B&W illustrations and a fold-out map. Text is clean, tight and unmarked save for library stamps on the back of the illustrations. There is a pictorial library bookplate (Forbes Library, Northhampton, Mass) on the front endpapers. The front hinge is cracked but holding. Blue cloth boards with gold-stamped spine are rubbed, bumped at spine ends. There is the start of a split at the top of the spine. Library numbers on spine. Pictures on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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        Khadra, Danseuse Ouled Nail.

      Edition d'art H. Piazza,, Paris 1926 - 4to. [2], xi, 178 pp; illuminated miniature frontispiece, illustrated with 16 paintings by Etienne Dinet (10 full page), and decorated with Islamic designs by Mohammed Racim, text within borders, beginning of every chapter with an illumination, contemporary green morocco ornate on flat décor motif Oriental, back nerves decorated, gilded head, silk linings and guards green interior with gilt finials at the corners, cover and back case. . Framing and decorations, a hand written note in pencil on front fly paper, Limited to 985 copies of which this copy is numbered 906 on BFK velum paper, Bookplate Albert Natura, title gilt on spine, upper edge gilt, marbled end paper, fitted within a green marbled box, copy in Mint condition. Limited and numbered edition to 985 copies, of which 30 copies printed on Imperial Japonica paper containing a coloured suite of drawings, plus black and white drawings plus 1 hand drawn plate, then 155 copies printed on imperial Japonica paper containing a black and white suite of drawings, and 800 numbered copies printed on BFK vellum paper with coloured drawings. A superb art work produced by Piazza depicting various costumes, landscapes, and ways of life with the tribe of Ouled Nail in Algeria. Ref: Cat. Fischer Library 582; Carteret IV, 141; Mahe I, 727; Monod 3809. Size: 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: FOLIOS LIMITED]
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        Stift Neuburg: Eine Gedichtfolge

      Mannheim: Gengenbach & Hahan, 1926. Cloth. Near Fine. Joachim Lutz. A handsome copy of the 1926 signed/limited. #8 OF 200 COPIES SIGNED AT THE LIMITATION BY BOTH THE POET ALEXANDER VON BERNUS AND THE ARTIST JOACHIM LUTZ, WHOSE 10 SUPERB WOODCUTS ADORN THE TEXT. ALSO, ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY ALEXANDER VON BERNUS IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. Clean and Near Fine in its oatmeal cloth, with a touch of wear at the foot of the spine and just a bit of rippling at the rear panel's bottom-edge. Octavo, in its original fraktur.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        AMAZING STORIES #3 06/1926-GERNSBECK-JULES VERNE-H G WELLS-SEA MONSTER-good/vg

      Gernsback 1926 - -Stories by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne -Sea monster cover -Rare sci-fi pulp -No back cover Condition: G/VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        AMAZING STORIES #9-12/1926-GERNSBECK-1ST SCI-FI PULP-H G WELLS-FRANK R PAUL-vg+

      Gernsback 1926 - -Indians and spacecraft cover by Frank R. Paul features bare breasted women -Story by H.G. Wells -Pages tanning but supple, back cover has small piece missing -The first sci-fi piulp -Rare issue Condition: VG+

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        AMAZING STORIES #6-09/1926-GERNSBECK-JULES VERNE-H G WELLS-FRANK R PAUL-good/vg

      Gernsback 1926 - -Stories by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne -Early sci-fi pulp -Classic sci-fi pulp cover by Frank R Paul -Cover has glue inside spine -Pages tanning but supple -Rare Condition: G/VG

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        AMAZING STORIES NOVEMBER 1926-H.G.WELLS-MURRAY LEINSTER-G/VG

      Gernsback 1926 - Volume 1 #8, over 85 years old! The first science fiction pulp magazine. Horror cover. H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Murray Leinster. Glossy cover. Condition: G/VG

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        Amazing Stories 4/1926-Gernsback-1at issue-1st sci-fi pulp-Wells-Verne-Poe-P

      Gernsback 1926 - -First issue -The first science-fiction pulp, key issue!! -Historic pulp magazine features stories by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe and others -This is a coverless copy that has a replacement make shift cover. -Contents page missing -Low grade reading copy Condition: P

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        Winnie-the-Pooh

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winnie the Pooh

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher's green cloth binding with upper board and spine stamped in gilt. First American edition, first printing. Very Good. Spine gilt mostly rubbed. Light rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends. Small bubble to cloth at upper board. Previous owner name in ink to half title page, small scuff to title page, small bookseller ticket to blank terminal page. Overall a very lovely copy of this enduring children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La Grèce et la Sicile

      Maurice de Becque 1926 - Paris, Maurice de Becque, 1926 In-4 de (8)-86-(8)pp. Tirage à 232 exemplaires numérotés dont 12 sur Vieux Japon, 40 Japon impérial, 10 Madagascar, 140 Pur fil Lafuma & 30 hors-commerce. 102 compositions originales dont 40 en-têtes, 40 culs-de-lampe, bandeau de Table des matières, encadrement de la Justification & 20 hors-texte en pleine page gravées à l&#146;eau-forte en couleurs au repérage par Maurice de Becque. Broché, sous couverture illustrée et rempliée, chemise & étui éditeur. Un des 140 exemplaires sur Pur fil Lafuma; celui-ci N°114. Très bel exemplaire, chemise et étui en très bon état, couverture en très bel état; intérieur idem, frais. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE EPPE FRÈRES]
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        Isabella D'Este; Marchioness of Mantua 1474-1539 (A Study of the Renaissance)

      New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1926. Reprint. Hardcover. vg. 2 volumes. 8vo. xxiii,392(2). xiii,419pp. Three-quarter leather with gilt lining over marbled boards. Gilt decorated spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed. Ribbon marker in Vol.I. Two stains to fore page edge on Vol.II. Marbled endpapers. Ex Libris. Tissue-guarded frontispiece of Isabella D'Este in both volumes. "Isabella D'Este, the Marchioness of Mantua (1474-1539) was one of the dazzling figures of the Italian Renaissance, playing the Renaissance game with an expertise that outflanked Popes and Emperors, using her brains, her charm, and her unswerving purpose to psych her opponents. This is the first of an important Renaissance figure. It is above all as a patron of art and letters that Isabella D'Este will be remembered. In this respect she deserves a place with the most enlightened princes of the Renaissance, with Lorenzo de Medici and Lodovico Sforza. This book provides a thorough examination of D'Este's life, and a detailed account of an intriguing woman of the Italian Renaissance..." (from "Historical biographies"). Illustrated with reproductions of b/w photographs and paintings. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        THE NEW ADAM . Translated from the Original French by P. O. Crowhurst

      Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. [1926]., London - Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-256, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition in English. Translation of LE NOUVEL ADAM (1924). Brilliant doctor's experimental operation transforms dying mediocre medical student into a dedicated scientist of towering intellect, a wholly logical and unpleasant superman "devoted to science, but on an inhuman level." His scientific projects include the invention of a death ray that he tests on local villagers in rural France and the creation of artificial earthquakes by means of small atomic explosions. He is accidentally killed in a nuclear force field while engaged in his final project, a plan to set off an atomic explosion in the Netherlands "that will probably wipe out the human race" [Bleiler (1990)]. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-85; (1987) 2-94; and (1995) 2-104. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1903. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 185. Bleiler (1978), p. 169. Reginald 12354. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Cloth a bit stained and dust soiled, spine panel a bit sunned, endpapers (printed on poor quality pulp paper stock) a bit age-darkened with offset on recto of half title leaf and verso of last leaf of text, else a very good copy. This uncommon, cheaply made book is rarely found in nice condition. (#149639) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        SEA AND SUSSEX

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Limited Edition, numbered 54 of 150 copies signed by Kipling. Vellum Binding. near Very Good binding. Donald Maxwell. Signed by Kipling on the limitation page. 24 color illustrations mounted; backed in vellum with paper over boards; title stamped in gold on the spine; general shelfwear to the extremities; previous owner bookplate awkwardly removed from the front pastedown; some light offsetting to the endpapers and the inner margins of many leaves; the gorgeous illustrations are quite bright and clean; digital images can be made available upon request.

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        A Million and One Nights

      Simon and Schuster 1926 - One of 327 copies of the signed limited edition, signed by Thomas Edison and the author, Terry Ramsaye. Volume One, first printing, near fine in original cloth. Housed in a fine custom-made collector's slipcase. Volume II not present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - Hemingway's second novel, and one that became synonymous with the "Lost Generation." HANNEMAN A6.a. CONNOLLY 100. First State, with the word "stopped" spelled incorrectly as "stoppped" on p.181, line 26. Octavo (20cm); smooth black cloth with gold paper labels on spine and front panel, lettered and ruled in black; dustjacket; 259pp. Gold labels a bit dulled, with some creasing and a few scratches (though still perfectly legible); faint dampstain to front panel, a bit frayed at the spine ends, with minute wear to corner tips and bottom edge. Bookplate of capitalist George H. Bissinger on front pastedown, with a tiny stain to the same, else clean throughout; Very Good+. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with shallow chipping, tears and wear along the edges, and a triangular chip on the lower left corner of the rear panel affecting part of the text; spine is toned, with several old cellotape mends to verso of same; a Very Good presentable example. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Cover Charge

      New York: Boni and Liverlight, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Octavo, 286pp. A good or better copy in the publisher's navy cloth. Wear to corners, hinges cracked, and gentle wear to the spine ends, lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket. SIGNED and warmly INSCRIBED by Woolrich on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, when he was just 23 years old: "To Ken Daughrity in memory of many pleasant sympathies we share / from his devoted friend Cornell Woolrich. New York Aug. 10, 1926." The inscription takes up most of the leaf. This book is extremely uncommon signed, and the warm inscription suggests that Daughrity was a good friend, perhaps from Columbia University, which Woolrich was attending just until this novel was published. One of the novel's characters, Vera Dougherty, could perhaps have been named by Woolrich in a nod to Daughrity. Though not a bright copy, a uniquely attractive inscription on Woolrich's first book.

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        Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Pure Woman

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1926. Royal 8vo. 508pp. Frontispiece and 41 wood engravings by Vivien Gribble. Original vellum-backed marbled boards, unopened and untrimmed; cloth slipcase. An elegant edition of Hardy's masterpiece. A fine copy without the jacket, and with only slightest of wear at the corners.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        der Rassegeflügelzucht

      mit über 260 farbigen Abbildungen der besten nach der Natur aufgenommenen Rassetieren auf 112 farb.Chromolitho-Tafeln. 3. Aufl. 1926 bearbeitet unter Mitwirkung des Bundes deutscher Geflügelzüchter und vielen Rassezüchtervereinen.14 S. Text und 112 farb.Lithotafeln mit rückseitiger Beschreibung der Tafeln. Ln-2) guter Zustand, saubere Tafeln (Bild einer Tafel).

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        Sammlung von 8 Einbänden, gestaltet von Adolf Hoffmeister bzw. Karel Teige / Collection of 8 covers designed by A. Hoffmeister or K. Teige.

      Das Konvolut umfasst: 1. Hoffmeister, Adolf: Abeceda lásky [The ABC of love]. Praha, F. Svoboda, 1926. 12. 89 S., 1 Bl., OBroschur / original wrappers designed by A. Hoffmeister. - 2. Hoffmeister, Adolf: Turistou protisve vul [Unwilling tourist]. Praha, Mlada fronta, [1946]. 8. Illustr. by A. Hoffmeister, 108 S., OBroschur /original wrappers designed by K. Teige. - 3. Veseyý, Adolf: Petr Bezruc. Basnik a clovek. Praha, Cin, 1927. Sm. 8. Frontispiece by A. Hoffmeister. OBroschur /original wrappers. - 4. Oppelt, Jos.: Vino. Praha, 1930. 8, caricature drawings by A. Hoffmeister, 104 S., 2 Bl., OKart. / original cased boards. - 5. Apollinaire, Guillaume:Za Zavrazdeny basnik. Czech translation by J. Seifert et al. Praha, Aventinum, 1925. 8. 84 S., 2 Bl., Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von Karel Teige) / typography and original wrappers by Karel Teige. - 6. Burian, E. F. Cernoske tance. [Negro dance]. Praha, Odeon, 1929. Sm. 8. 15 S., 34 photo plates. Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von K. Teige / typography and original wrappers designed by Teige. - 7. Konad, Karel: Rinaldino. Roman. Praha, Odeon, 1927. 8. 137 S., 1 Bl., Typographie und OBroschur nach Entwurf von K. Teige / typography and original wrappers designed by Teige. - 8. Hoffmeister, Adolf Hlede se mu, ktery ma dost casu. Detektivky. [Searching for a man who had time enough]. Praha, Srdce, 1927. 12. 53 S., 3 Bl., OBroschur / original wrappers designed by A. Hoffmeister. - Erste Ausgaben. 1st Editions. Sowohl Adolf Hoffmeister als auch Karel Teige gehörten als deren wichtigste Protagonisten der 1920 in Prag gegründeten Künstlergruppe "Devetsil" an, die für eine konstruktivistische Kunstauffassung stand und das Zentrum der tschechischen Avantgarde repräsentierte. Adolf Hoffmeister as well as Karel Teige were the most important protagonists of the artist collective "Devetsil", which was establish in Prague in 1920. They supported a constructivist art concept and represented the centre of the Czech Avant-garde. Einbände von 5, 6 und 7 teilw. unfrisch und fleckig. Covers of 5,6 and 7 somewhat worn and stained.

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        L'AME ET LA DANSE

      Paris: Javal et Bordeaux, 1926. 1 of 300 (of a total edition of 500). Occasional light foxing, mild rubbing to covers. 1 of 300 (of a total edition of 500). Quarto. 60p. Illustrated with beautiful wood engravings by D'Edouard Leon, printed in colors. All illustrations in two states; full color in the text, separate plates in green. Each page with decorative borders in color. Bound by Flammarion in half dark blue crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt tiles and triple rules around the panels, original wrappers bound in. Valery's dialogue on dance between Scorates and Phedre.

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        All the Sad Young Men

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1926 - Octavo. original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, lettered in blind on front cover. First few leaves with very slight foxing,contemporary ink inscription on front free endpaper, else fine With spine and rear panel of dust jacket (a bit browned on spine) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHARWOMAN'S SHADOW

      London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1926].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 1-339 [340: printer's colophon] [note: first leaf is blank except for signature mark "A" printed on recto], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Signed by Dunsany on the front panel of the dust jacket. "An excellent fantasy in the tradition of George MacDonald." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-117. "In many ways this volume alone justifies Dunsany's important place in the history of fantasy." - Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 79-80. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 583. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 894. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 232-35. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 65. Reginald 04607. Anderson I.44.a.1. A fine copy in nearly fine decorated dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. The light yellow jacket is largely free of the usual dust soiling and overall, is quite attractive. A superior copy of this book. (#147260)

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