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      The Macaulay Company, New York 1927 - 310 pages. 7.75 x 5.25 inches. Publisher's pink cloth with bold titles in white. Spine sunned and with light rubbing at head and foot and to titles. Signature of one Estelle C. Peters to front free endpaper; bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown: Barr, Lancaster PA. Interior is clean, binding sound, hinges secure. A handsome example of this scarce book. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        Elmer Gantry [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

      Harcourt, Brace and Co. New York (1927) - First Edition, First Issue. Novel of a preacher immortalized by the 1960 Richard Brook's directed film starring Burt Lancaster. This copy with a front endpaper tipped in with inscription by Lewis. Near Fine in lovely, almost Fine dustjacket, couple of barely visible very short closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old garden roses.

      57 x 42 cm, Textheft 51 S., 40 Blätter (32 x 45 cm) unter Passepartout, OLwd.-Kassette goldgeprägt mit losen Blättern, Tadell. Text engl. Vorzugsausgabe. Nr 231 von 250 Exemplaren. Alle Tafeln von der Künstlerin links unten num. u. rechts unten signiert. Ausserdem von der Künstlerin und dem Autor Stelvio Coggiatti im Impressum signiert. Im engl. Textheft werden alle vorkommenden Rosen ausführlich beschrieben. Einführungsbrief (Faks.) von Graf Lennart Bernadotte.Insgesamt sind angeblich laut Impressum 4500 Ex., davon 750 engl. Exemplare gedruckt worden. Was nicht stimmen kann, da die engl. Ausgabe auf 250 nummeriert wurde. Da die Abbildungen ausserordentlich aufwendig reproduziert wurden, kann man davon ausgehen, dass maximal 1000 Exemplare produziert wurden. Der Verlag ging vermutlich Konkurs, da danach keine weiteres Werk nachweisbar ist.- Anne Marie Trechslin (1927 - 2007), Schweizer Malerin, Holzschneiderin, Zeichnerin und Illustratorin. Trechslin studierte Malerei in Paris und an der Kunstgewerbeschule Bern, danach in Italien und England. Sie erwarb sich internationale Anerkennung mit ihren Vogel- und Blumenaquarellen. Ihre Aquarelle sind naturtreue Wiedergaben der Pflanzen und auch harmonische und figürliche Darstellungen. Insbesondere bekannt wurde sie durch die Illustration zahlreicher Kunst- und Fachbücher zum Thema Blumen, als Expertin für die Abbildung von Rosen und Kamelien.1968 wurde ihr von dem Rosenzüchter Jean-Marie Meilland eine Rose gewidmet. 1987 erhielt Trechslin den Paul-Haupt-Preis für ihre Buchillustrationen.Briefmarkenserien nach Aquarellen von Anne Marie Trechslins Blumen-, Früchte- und Vogelmotiven wurden von der Republik San Marino und von der Schweiz herausgegeben. Zum Jahr der Rose 2002 hat die Pro Juventute eine weitere Wohltätigkeitsbriefmarkenserie nach Trechslins Vorlagen herausgegeben, die die Rosensorten Christrose, Ingrid Bergman, Charmian, Belle Vaudoise und Frühlingsgold darstellt. Durch Reiben mit dem Finger verströmen diese Briefmarken einen Rosenduft und die Christrose riecht weihnachtlich nach Tannen, Zimt und Nelken. Für die Briefmarken wurde Trechslin in Venedig der Cavallino dOro-Preis verliehen.Die Künstlerin arbeitete auch für die Botanische Bibliothek in Pittsburgh und das Musée dHistoire Naturelle in Paris.

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        Lettres à la Présidente et Galanteries Poétiques. Edition contenant soixante-cinq lettres inédites et le texte exact de la lettre d'Italie, publiée avec une introduction et des notes par Helpey, Bibliographe poitevin, accompagnée d'une étude sur la Présidente par sylvestre Bonnard.

      Neuilly, Editions du " Musée secret ", 1927, 1 vol. in-8 (240 x 165) broché sous couverture crème rempliée imprimée en rouge et noir, de 2 ff. bl. - 200 pp. - 2 ff. bl., 12 eaux-fortes libres et 3 reproductions photographiques hors texte sur papier couché. Dos insolé, cahiers recollés, très bel exemplaire. - Tiré à 465 exemplaires numérotés, ici exemplaire hors commerce sur vélin de Rives (N°H.C.). Très intéressant envoi autographe signé de l'éditeur Maurice Duflou en page de faux-titre.Edition en partie originale (la plupart des billets de Gautier à la Présidente y paraissent pour la première fois). Une introduction de Helpey (Louis Perceau) occupe les pages 5 à 34, précédent l'étude de Sylvestre Bonnard (en réalité Pierre Dufay) sur la Présidente (Mme Sabatier), pages 35-117. Les très belles eaux-fortes libres (12 dont 11 avec remarques) sont de Viset, pseudonyme du graveur belge Luc Lafnet. Les illustrations photographiques reproduisent un portrait de Gautier par Nadar, le buste de Mme Sabatier, sculpté par Clesinger, et la sculpture du même artiste intitulée " Rêve d'amour ". Réf. Biblio. : Pia 778,779 ; Dutel, 1847. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Zeitschrift für Menschenkenntnis und Schicksalsforschung. 2. Jhg. 1927, Heft 1-12 [kmpl.].

      Düsseldorf-Unterrath u. Pforzheim, Verlag Herbert Reichstein, 1927. - 264 S., mit einer doppels. Taf. (in 4/5, Sonderheft über Guido von List), Gr.-8°, O-Papier (Hefte) Aus dem Inhalt: Inhalt: Berhard v. Clairvaux: Ariosophische Richtschnur; Lanz v. Liebenfels: Für die Leser u. Mitarbeiter; Lanz v. Liebenfels: Guido v. List, eine ariosophische Studie (siehe dazu Hieronimus 321 u. 322); Robert Brotz: Graphologische Studie über G. v. List; A. Wolf-Wolfsberg: Guido v. List, der Skalde, Seher u. Forscher; Robert Brotz: Über den geistigen Sinn der Schrift; Meister Amalarich: Die Kabbalistik der Namen; Georg Hauerstein: Lanz-Liebenfels' Rassenwertigkeitsindex; Fr. Dietrich [Theodor Czepl]: Zur Frage des "Deutschen Glaubentums" (u.a. mit dem Begriff "Selbstentjudung"); Guido v. List: Ein Faust; Paul Horn: Liebe-Geist-Seherschaft; W. Tordani v. Szügy: Inwiefern gehören die Ungarn zur arioheroiden Rasse (Wie ich mit Lanz v. Liebenfels bekannt wurde); Edmund v. Wecus: Die Hundschaft der alten Deutschen; Paul Horn: Merkwürdige Übereinstimmung; Robert H. Brotz: Schrift u. Rasse; Ernst Tiede: Wer hat es sie gelehrt?; Friedbert Asboga: Astrologie u. Heilpflanzen; Herbert Reichstein: Edda / Bhagavad-Gita / Buch der Psalmen teursch; Th. v. Hertesburg: Anleitung zum Pendeln. - Herbert Reichstein (1882-1944) war u.a. Verleger von Lanz von Liebenfels u. brachte, neben der "Ariosophischen Bibliothek", auch eigenen Publikationen heraus. 1925 hatte er sich selbst zum Direktor der "Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Menschenkenntnis und Menschenschicksal" ernannt, welche "eine Organisation für gegenseitige Hilfe und ein Arbeitsforum für alle Okkultisten sein [sollte], die sich mit charakterologischen und hellseherischen Wissenschaften in rassischem Zusammenhang beschäftigen, einschließlich Astrologie, Graphologie, Phrenologie, 'Psycho-Physiognomie' und Handlesekunst (Chiromantie)" (Goodrick-Clarke, S. 148). Das Projekt stand auf der Basis einer rassistischen Weltanschauung, derzufolge sich die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft als Arier betrachteten u. sich der Förderung der rassischen Reinheit verpflichteten. - Ein Heft leicht angeknickt, ein weiteres mit Anstreichungen; tlw. mit kl. Randläsuren; tlw. unbeschnitten; tls. durchgerostete Klammern, sonst gute Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Nell 'Inaugurazione d'una Epigrafe in Memoria di Margherita Di Davola sul Prospetto del Palazzo gia' Dei Principi di Venosa oggi Nugari in Albano Laziale 4 Novembre 1926

      Stamperia di Enzo Pinci, (Rome 1927 - First edition. Folio. Illustrated with tipped-in photographs. Printed limp Japanese vellum wrappers in unprinted translucent paper dustwrapper in slipcase with printed label. Fine with small chips to the near fine jacket with a modestly worn very good slipcase. One of 200 press numbered copies, this is copy number 35. Beautifully printed memorial volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        PLAYBOOK OF ROBIN HOOD

      1927. MERIWETHER, SUSAN. ROBIN HOOD. PLAYBOOK OF ROBIN HOOD by Susan Meriwether. NY: Harper Brothers 1927 (1927). Folio (10 1/2 x 13"), stiff pictorial card covers, corner of one flap frayed a bit else Fine and UNUSED. First edition. The story of Robin Hood is written on the first few pages. The remaining pages are made up of bold color illustrations of the cast of characters and background material that the reader cuts out and uses to play with. The wrap comes off and unfolds to form a 30 inch backdrop. Very well made on stiff paper, and in fine condition. Illustrated by Esther Peck. Realms of Gold p. 153: "Unusually fine and important additions to the play books". Rare in unused condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Nell 'Inaugurazione d'una Epigrafe in Memoria di Margherita Di Davola sul Prospetto del Palazzo gia' Dei Principi di Venosa oggi Nugari in Albano Laziale 4 Novembre 1926

      (Rome: Stamperia di Enzo Pinci. 1927). First. First edition. Folio. Illustrated with tipped-in photographs. Printed limp Japanese vellum wrappers in unprinted translucent paper dustwrapper in slipcase with printed label. Fine with small chips to the near fine jacket with a modestly worn very good slipcase. One of 200 press numbered copies, this is copy number 35. Beautifully printed memorial volume. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Vorläufige Anzeige des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contaktelektricität leiten" in Jahrbuch für Chemie und Physik 14, 1825, pp. 110-118 WITH "Bestimmung des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contaktelektricität leiten, nebst einem Entwurfe zu einer Theorie des Voltaischen Apparates und des Schweiggerschen Multiplicators" in Jahrbuch für Chemie und Physik 16, 1826, pp. 137-166

      FIRST EDITIONS (2 Volume) OF GEORG OHM'S FIRST & SECOND PAPERS, HERE BEGINNING A SERIES "of experiments documenting the voltage across and the current through simple electrical circuits containing various lengths of wire" (History of Science: The Wenner Collection). These papers lead directly to his seminal 1927 formulation theory of galvanic electricity, or Ohm's Law. Note that the first paper, Vorläufige, (V. 14) was published first in Schweigger's Journal fur Chemie und Physik while the second paper, also in Schweigger's (V. 16), was published simultaneously in Annalen der Physik as well - meaning that neither scholars nor collectors consider the Schweigger appearance of the second paper, Bestimmung, or the Annalen appearance of more import or worth than the other. " In the field of electrical measurement, Ohm was the great pioneer" ( PMM, 174). He began publishing his electricity researches in 1825 with the first paper: "Vorlaufige Anzeige des Gesetzes" offered here. In it, he "sought to find a functional relationship between the decrease in the electromagnetic force exerted by a current-carrying wire and the length of the wire. Although this paper contained some fundamental errors, it was remarkable for its direct foundation on experiment - the paper deduced clear mathematical relationships based purely on the experimental evidence that Ohm had tabulated; this would grow to be a defining characteristic of all Ohm's early papers (Jeremy Norman). In the second paper offered , Ohm presented the experimental proof of his law, "the fundamental law of electric circuits" (Dibner 63). "Ohm's experimental procedure in ["Bestimmung des Gesetzes"] was analogous to that which he had used earlier but was modified in several significant ways… He now used a thermoelectric pile in order to eliminate the fluctuations in current strength accompanying the voltaic pile, fluctuations that Ohm attributed to changes produced by the current in the distribution of the components in the liquid conductor. "Second, he sought a direct relationship between the electromagnetic force of the current and the entire length of the connecting wire. . . . [in] the paper in question Ohm simply observed that the data from each of his several sets of experiments were very closely represented by the formula X = a/(b + x), where X is the strength of the electromagnetic effect-which he took as a measure of the electric current-of a conductor of length x on the magnetic needle of a Coulomb torsion balance, and where a and b are constants the exact nature of which he proposed to determine from additional series of carefully controlled experiments. The observation that b remained constant for all series of experiments, whereas a varied with temperature, led Ohm to conclude that a depended solely on the electromotive force of the pile and b solely on the resistance of the remaining portion of the circuit, in particular that of the pile itself. He also observed that the electromotive force of the thermoelectric pile appeared to be exactly proportional to the temperature difference at its end points. . . . " "After reconfirming the validity of his law by a further series of experiments, Ohm exhibited its explanatory powers on some of the chief unsolved problems which had occupied scientists working on the pile; and he showed how it also cast light on a number of other previously reported but poorly understood experimental findings. . . . The fruitful application of Ohm's simple law to existing problems was an explanatory tour de force" (DSB, Vol. 10). CONDITION & DETAILS: 2 volumes. Halle: Journal für Chemie und Physik. 8vo. Volume 14: [2], 14, [496], 3, [2]. 3 plates. Volume 16: [2], 16, [496], 4, [2]. 3 large fold-out plates. Small stamp on title pages. Beautifully rebound in period goatskin over marbled paper; 5 raised bands at the spine with gilt-tooling and -lettering in the compartments. New endpapers. Minor toning within. Near fine condition.

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        ULYSSES

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company. May 1927. Ninth printing of the original Shakespeare and Company first edition. Ninth printing of the original Shakespeare and Company first edition. Beautifully bound in full green morocco by Bayntun Riviere of Bath. Five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine. Marbled endpapers and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. The original blue upper wrapper bound in at the rear. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous ownerÂ’s inscriptions or stamps. A very attractive example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Chicago The Theatre of Today

      Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1927 - Black/blue/grey striped boards with paper title labels to front and spine. First edition with same date, no add'l printings. Board edges mildly rubbed, slightly rubbed through at points, tiny bump to top edge, spine edge mildly rubbed. Sound binding, unmarked contents, labels complete. The scarce DJ in mylar is toned at spine, evenly mildly soiled and rubbed, with minimal edgewear, starting to split about 1"along bottom gutter. Basis for the Oscar winning musical. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Lazarus Laughed.

      Boni & Liveright, New York 1927 - One of 775 copies, signed by O'Neill on the limitation page. 179pp., 8vo, rebound in half black leather over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands, uncut edges, t.e.g. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. Limited first edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le Tout-Cinéma. Annuaire général illustré du monde cinématographique. 6e Année : 1927

      1 vol. fort in-8 cartonnage percaline éditeur mauve, nomb. ill., Publications "Filma", Paris, 1927, 1353 pp. Bon exemplaire (couv. très lég. frottée, cachet Alliance cinématographique Européenne et Films Aubert sur tranches) de cet annuaire incontournable, recueillant toutes les adresses, des stars, des cinémas, des techniciens, des producteurs, etc., etc. Rare. L'année 1927 reste une date exceptionnelle dans l'histoire du cinéma, avec la sortie du premier film parlant : The Jazz Singer ! Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        LUD-IN-THE-MIST

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York City, 1927 - Small 8vo, pp. 313. Helen Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978) was a British poet, novelist, and translator (she spoke six languages by her mid-20s), and friend of Virginia Woolf. Her best known work is "Lud-in-the-Mist", which was first published by W. Collins Sons in London, in 1926 (See Bleiler, "The Check-List of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction"). It "is a unique fantasy novel, slow moving and exquisitely written, fairly short and very much unlike the typical Tolkien rehashes of today" (George T. Dodds, SF Site Reviews). This is the first American edition. This title has been re-published numerous times, starting with a mass-market paperback in 1970, and is now available in the abhorrent POD (print-on-demand) format (the book equivalent to a TV dinner). Our copy shows rubbing to the edges of the boards. The paper title label, affixed to the spine, is slightly pulled away, but not torn. The half-cloth spine, and the boards, are lightly soiled. The "Borzoi"-design endpapers are clean and tight, although the binding feels very slightly sprung. The contents are clean and bright. Overall, in good, to good plus, condition. No dust jacket. Bound in original patterned paper over boards; half cloth spine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pomes Penyeach

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927. First Edition. Stiff Boards. Fine. Unpaginated: single unsigned quire of cream-white wove paper leaves. Publisher's pale green boards, printed in dark green, errata slip tipped in facing colophon; "Price One Shilling" and "Herbert Clarke, Paris" to rear board. Bookplate of Allston A. Kisby / Cottingham on front paste-down. Fine, fresh copy of this very fragile production (spine and edges lightly faded), within a purpose-made folding, cloth-backed case. Slocum & Cahoon A24. First Trade Edition, following publication of thirteen copies on Dutch handmade paper, numbered 1 to 13). Collects thirteen lyrics written between 1904 and 1924 (place and year of composition given in italics beneath each poem), a period during which Joyce's writing underwent various radical transformations. "Pomes Penyeach consists of texts which differ in structure, style and themes. . . . To some extent, the collection remains suspended between tradition and experimentation." (Literary Encyclopedia) Allston Kisby was author of Indifferent Children (1935) and headmaster at the Cottingham School in the 1940s. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Fascinating collection of Lindbergh & aviation ephemera

      - A collector's life-long accumulation of Lindbergh & aviation ephemera, including postcards, sheet music, can labels, stevengraphs, programmes, etc. There are 47 postcards of Lindbergh, with the "Spirit of St. Louis", with his mother, and various dignitaries, including Hoover, famous bull fighters, French Prime Ministers, etc. There are 17 real photo cards, the majority American manufacture, but some Swedish, German, French. There are also Lindbergh Souvenir Air Mail Cards, from Milwaukee 1927 & 28 with special Lindbergh Postmarks, with Lindbergh 10 cent stamp. Advertising for Milwaukee Journal newspaper; commemorative of NY Paris flight 1927 in color. There are 18 or so pieces of Lindy associated sheet music, and 20 other aviation related sheet music, including Amelia Earhart and various German flying aces. Some items retain the original prices paid by the collector, as much as $165 for one postcard. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        PREJUDICES: Sixth Series

      , 1927. 1927. MENCKEN, H.L. PREJUDICES: Sixth Series. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, [1927]. Small 8vo., black cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. with the tipped-in errata slip. Signed presentation from Mencken on title page: "For Robert Lang, with friendly greetings [in German], H.L. Mencken." Very Good (bit of shallow staining along top edge of first few pages); few stains along upper edge (spine bit sunned) d/j. $500.00.

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        Madersas du Maroc

      Paris: Albert Morance, 1927. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fine. 34p. text plus 70 plates. Rebound in later buckram with each plate individually stubbed by the binder. 27cm. French text. One column article about the author clipped from a 1964 issue of "The New Yorker" and mounted on a blank leaf at end of volume. The former owner did not like plates loose in a portfolio so he had this neatly rebound in the 1960s.

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        The Poetical Works of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield

      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd, 1927. Number 205 of 250 copies. Printed at the Officina Bodoni. viii, [9]-46 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Violet blue paste-paper over boards, title label on spine. Label with some discoloration, else fine. Number 205 of 250 copies. Printed at the Officina Bodoni. viii, [9]-46 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Schmoller 20

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        Revolt in the desert

      George H. Doran Company - New York 1927 - First edition. Bound in editor hard cover. Illustrated. With a map at the end. 335 pages. 24x17 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        Kew Gardens

      The Hogarth Press 1927 - This is number 384 of an edition of 500 numbered copies from 1927 in VG condition, there is foxing to pages, binding is firm, the top part of spine was not fully attached, it has been professionally repaired, there is some minor wear to boards, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs

      Bruxelles (Brussels): L'echiquier, 1927. ix+814 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Folio (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Published in 1927 with the index published in 1928.Volume 3. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine of consistently high quality, was published in 1925 through February 1939. It introduced the figurine algebraic notation. The magazine also published, in addition to its monthly issues, other works such as Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp's works on the end game in chess.Condition:All in original wrappers, with some small rust spots at staples, corners bumped some edge wear else a very good set.

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        Kew Gardens

      London, Hogarth Press 1927 - Third (limited) edition. White decorated paper boards, copy 95 of 500 numbered copies, this copy signed by Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. A fine copy, lacking cellophane dustwrapper. Kirkpatrick A3c; Woolmer 155. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Roads & Harbours Pieces in Cadence and Rhyme

      New York: Harry Roberts, Jr. / Derrydale Press. Very Good+. 1927. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. Limited to 150 copies, this being #124. Signed by the author with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some begining bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration on the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. A scarce Derrydale Press volume. "The Derrydale Press began publishing books in 1926, not long before the Great Depression and an obviously tough time to start a business. The first two titles Connett published werenÂ’t directly sporting related but they were contract published, meaning there was no risk of unsold inventory and guaranteed income to get the business started. The third title was published for the AnglerÂ’s Club of New York, a large sporting club of which Connett was a member. After that, the Press picked up steam and began publishing hunting and fishing titles from authors that weÂ’ve come to know as the best in the business. The 1930Â’s were the glory years for the Derrydale Press. In addition to books he authored, Connett was publishing titles from the likes of Nash Buckingham, Jack OÂ’Connor, Russell Annabel, Burton Spiller, Edmund Ware Smith and Ben Ames Williams. At the time, it was the only publishing house in the world dedicated solely to sporting books. Sadly, all good things must come to an end. The onset of World War II created a shortage of quality paper that Connett used to publish his books, and the Derrydale Press closed its doors in 1941." ; Signed by Author .

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        Schminke und Alltag (Signed)

      Leipzig: F. Krick Verlag, 1927. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good. First printing. 8vo. 251,(1)pp. Nicely and artfully bound in tan leather; spine in five uneven compartments; watered silk cloth sides and spine labels, gilt. Handmade paper endpapers. Natonek's first book. He was a Jewish German-Czech writer and nationalist whose writings were burned by the Nazis. Some staining and soiling mainly due to removal of tape placed by a former owner, short closed tear to title page (no loss) else this is a very good copy in a fine binding and a scarce survival. Inscribed by Natonek to his publisher (publizistischen Kopf) thanking him for all of his assistance, and dated Leipzig, April 20, 1927; this is followed by another inscription dated New York, December, 1943, which was just about the time Natonek arrived in exile in the United States. The opening essay is "Chaplins Wallfahrt", and the connection with Charlie Chaplin was continued with Natonek's 1931 review of "City Lights". Rare.

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        Terry

      London: Thornton Butterworth. (1927). First. First edition. Pale blue boards. Owner's name and small ink price on front pastedown, slightly soiled, very good or better without dustwrapper. An austere young scientist is humanized by a brilliant lawyer and his beautiful wife, romance ensues. Scarce sixth book by the author of Goodbye, Mr. Chips! and Lost Horizon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Feuilles Libres: Hommage a Leon-Paul Fargue

      Librairie de L'Etoile, Paris 1927 - The 1927 1st edition, #6 OF ONLY 10 COPIES ON JAPON PAPER AND INCLUDING A FRAGMENT OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BY L.P. FARGUE. Clean and Near Fine in its original wrappers. Octavo, 207 uncut pages plus publisher's ads at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Histoire Du Costume Masculin Francais de l'an 420 a l'an 1870.

      Paris: Editions Nilsson, [1927]. - Folio. 80 pp. (+ 100 plates) Each Section Comprises Loose Sheets in Folder, Entire Volume in Ribbon-Bound Decorative Boards, Good with small tears, toning, spine detached, minor stains, creasing, edges of boards worn. Color plates. Contents: Toges & Tuniques Gallo-Romaines; Tenue Monacale & Byzantine Au Moyen-Age; Capes & Collerettes Renaissance; Pourpoint & Justaucorps Louis XII & Louis XIV; Gout Raffine De L'Habit A La Francaise Louis XV; L'Ideal Masculin Perruques & Fracs Louis XVI; Suprme Bon Ton Des Sans-Culottes Revolutionnaires; Elegance Officielle Imperiale Napoleonienne; Dandys & "Beaux" Romantiques Restauration; Tournure Des Gandins Du Second Empire. Text in French. Heavy volume, may cost extra for shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FOUR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS IRISH BARITONE SINGER HARRY PLUNKET GREENE.

      London, U.K.: March 17, 1924-Oct. 27, 1927., 1927.. Very good. - sc Small octavo [approximately 7 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide]. The 4 letters dated "March 17, 1924", "July 27, 1924", "Jan. 17, 1926" and "Oct. 27, 1927" are penned in black ink on his personalized letterhead with his Kensington address printed in the top right corner. Three of the letters fill 1-1/2 to 1-2/3 sides of the letterhead. The 7/27/24 letter fills 2 sheets of letterhead [4 sides]. All four are signed "Yours ever, H. P. Greene". The letters are lightly bumped & soiled with small stains to the 1st side of the 1st letter & a few light ink stains to the 3rd letter. The letters have been folded once for mailing with a tiny tear to the right side of the fold & to the top edge of the 1st letter. Very good. <p>Irish baritone Harry Plunket Greene made a notable contribution to British musical life not only through his concerts and recitals but also by writing and lecturing on his art, and in the field of competitions and examinations. He studied for two years at the Stuttgart Conservatory under Hromada, made his debut in "The Messiah" in 1888, and his operatic debut at Covent Garden in 1890. Thereafter he chose to make his career in recital. During the 1890s he became one of the foremost British interpreters of the German lieder, giving the first complete public performance of Schumann's "Dichterliebe" to be heard in London in 1895. He was much admired for his style, musicianship and intelligence. He created the title part in Hubert Parry's "Job" and was the original exponent or dedicatee of many of Parry's lyrical works. Charles Villiers Stanford wrote "Songs of the Sea" for him. He was a friend of Elgar and was the original baritone in the first performance of Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius" under Hans Richter in 1900.<p>This is a wonderful selection of the singer's correspondence, with many musical references. The letters, written in a somewhat difficult handwriting, are friendly, informal and at times teasingly affectionate. They are addressed to "Dear Griffin", and from the content it is clear that Griffin was a singer and Plunket Greene was his teacher or mentor: "I have just heard from Bowman [Paget Bowman of British National Opera Company] that a letter will arrive for you next Wednesday asking you to go down and play 'Pagliacci'....Let's run through it again before you go" [3/17/24]; "As soon as you have mastered time and can have a picture in your mind of the shape of phrases [you] will be able to go where you like and carry all before you..." [7/27/24]; "Don't forget that it is the word and not the note which pulls you out of your difficulties & that in the word it is the consonant & not the vowel which links up with the engine..." [7/27/24].<p>There are a number of references to other musicians. Plunket Greene writes of the British National Opera Company: "The B.N.O. wound up opening here. He [Bowman?] evicted Percy Pitt and got back Fred Austin & the change is little short of miraculous. The whole company shot up in style like a flower..." [7/27/24]. Conductor Percy Pitt left the BNOC in 1924 and became Principal Conductor at Covent Garden. There is a somewhat illegible reference here to Vaughan Williams' "Hugh the Drover" which was in the BNOC's repertoire and was first performed at His Majesty's Theatre on 7/14/24. In the same letter Plunket Greene writes of the death of cellist Victor Herbert, whom he would presumably have known from his time studying in Stuttgart: "Poor old Victor Herbert; I remember him so well. It is queer to look back on the time when he was principal cello in the Stuttgart orchestra in the '80s...". On October 27, 1927, he writes of the all-girl harmony singing trio formed in 1924 by Pearl [Hamilton] Santos, Violet Hamilton and Jessie Fordyce: "The Hamilton Sisters & Fordyce are just A1 as they are. I wouldn't interfere with them for anything. It's just perfect in its way. I do trust they leave things alone, not try to change."<p>Interestingly, in the 7/27/24 letter Plunket Greene makes a passing reference to proofreading his classic book on fly-fishing, "Where the Bright Waters Meet", which was published that year: "My fishing book will be out first week in September ". Taken together, these letters offer a delightful insight into the mind and personality of an important musical figure.

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        Arabia Deserta: A Topographical Itinerary. [1st ed. dated 1927]

      New York: American Geographical Society, 1927. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. frontis (map), folding map (in cover pocket), photos, index, xvii, 631p. Original gray cloth. 26cm. Cover slightly warped. Back cover discolored (from damping) along bottom edge. Extemities frayed. No Jacket (as published?). American Geographical Society. Oriental Explorations and Studies, No. 2. A separate map case containing a Map of Northern Arabia (in 4 sheets) was also issued but is not present here.

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