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        ELMER GANTRY

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. First issue with the spine lettered "Cantry" rather than "Gantry" 432pp Bound in blue cloth lettered, ruled and blocked in orange. In lightly worn dust jacket with a tiny circular piece cut away from front flap (price). A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Metropolis. Premier Presentation at Marble Arch Pavillion, W. 1. Monday, March 21st - Special Season [cover title].

      4to. Original illustrated wrappers, designed by Werner Graul; pp. [32], illustrated throughout; previously folded vertically, a few minor marginal tears to rear cover and a few pages. First UK edition of the brochure to accompany the first British screening of one of the most iconic films ever. The futuristic design, scary plot and splendid camera work are still of immense influence. 'Not only a list of cast and crew, it includes eleven short pieces on the making of the movie, commentary from the director and cast, and numerous production photographs and film stills, many attractively arranged as modernist collages. One of the most interesting sections shows in parallel columns how a passage of film scenes was adapted from the novel of the same name by Lang's wife, Thea von Harbou' (Laura Massey, online).

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        Rues et visages de Paris

      A la lampe d'Aladdin. Edition after a few months to the original one of 1020 numbered copies on colored vellum, ours one of the 20 hors commerce justified by the publisher.Binding to bradel full percaline sand, smooth back, as part of olive morocco first dish covered with a map of Paris and surrounding suburbs, preserved covers and backs, gilded head, signed G. Gauché binding.Signed autograph of the author Madame (Madeleine) Harting "... with my respectful homage and gratitude for Savigny ..."Madeine Harting attended literary and artisitiques circles, was a bookseller and publisher of texts by André Gide, Paul Valery, Francis Carco, Valery ... Larbaud, founder of the publishing house "At the Sign of the narrow door" under the direction of André Gide, and bibliophileBook illustrated with an original etching by Jean Donnay frontispiece.Beautiful original in a unique binding G. Gauché. A la lampe d'Aladdin Liège 1927 17x22cm broché

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        Homes Beautiful. Art Stone Decorations for the Home and the Garden.

      Seattle, WA: Architectural Decorating Co., Inc., 358-362 W. Nickerson St., 1927 - Landscape octavo. Quarter-green cloth over printed textured card wraps, lettered in brown on the front panel. Very slight shelfwear, corners a touch knocked, but overall very good indeed. 12 "8 × 10" (203 × 260 mm) silver gelatin photographs, backed with linen, individually stub-mounted, embossed company stamp to corner of each. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated, and inevitably uncommon, photographic catalogue of extravagant stone and composition fountains, planters, benches and other garden features for opulent homes, public spaces, and gardens. The objects are superbly shot against period backdrops, and in ornamental niches at the company factory sample room. The text outlines the company history, supplying stone and composition architectural details and garden ornaments for over 25 years. Ferdinand Hahn (1868-1929), stone mason, sculptor, and designer had moved with his wife Meta from Chicago to Seattle around 1900 and quickly established the Architectural Decorating Co. catering to the wealthy of Seattle until his death. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Depero Futurista

      1927. DEPERO, Fortunato. Depero Futurista. 118 ff., printed on various paper stocks, of which some are coloured; most versos blank. Illustrated with 28 halftone plates in text, 2 in colour. Line-block illustrations and typographic designs throughout, many printed in red and black. Oblong 4to., 245 x 322 mm, bound in flexible blue boards, printed in black and white, secured with massive metal bolts, as issued. Preserved in a black cloth box. Milano/ New York/ Paris/ Berlin: Edizione Italiana Dinamo Azari, 1927. |~||~||~||~| Depero's famous "Futurist bolted book," from his own design, is an anthology of his theatrical and commercial designs from 1913 to 1927, long regarded as one of the avant-garde masterpieces in the history of the book-object, and likely the inspiration for Duchamp's Boite en valise. "Depero Futurista exemplifies many of the Futurist innovations: witty typographical effects, the use of colored inks and decorated paper, and the brilliant idea of dynamo binding, making the book seem like a machine" (Jentsch). "[This] book Is Mechanical, bolted like a motor, Dangerous, can constitute a projectile weapon. Unclassifiable, cannot fit into a library with the other volumes. And therefore it is in its exterior form Original, Invasive, and Assaulting, like Depero and his art" (from the preface to the work). Stated limitation of 1000 numbered copies (never completed). Discreet ownership stamp on front free endpaper, and faint trace of ownership stamp on title-page. Head of spine a little bumped, overall, a fine copy. Jentsch, The Artist and the Book in twentieth Century Italy No. 177. See: Del Junco, Futurist Depero, 2014.

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        Map of San Francisco showing Principal Streets and Places of Interest.

      San Francisco. Harrison Godwin. 1927. Color pictorial map (lithograph), image 25 7/8 x 32 1/4 inches on sheet 27 x 34 inches. Professionally mounted on linen backing. Single pinhole in each corner, faint toning to upper left corner; very good condition. A huge color lithographed pictorial map by Harrison Godwin depicting San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay, enlivened by comic figures capturing the life of the city. Districts include the Sunset, Richmond, Hayes Valley, Mission, Portrero and downtown districts. There are pictographs of places of interest and iconic landmark buildings, plus two inset maps: of San Francisco "marking some of the early historical events" and of San Francisco Bay and Vicinity. Plaques list "Principal Down Town Theaters", "Principal Down Town Banks", and along the lower edge are cartoon images of historical events, etc. At upper left the image of an aeroplane commemorates the "First Successful Aeroplane Flight San Francisco to Honolulu June 28th 1927" and the "Dole Air Race San Francisco to Honolulu Aug. 16th 1927". In the following year Godwin produced a similarly informative and engaging Map of Hollywood.

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        François-Louis Schmied peintre graveur et imprimeur. Catalogue des livres de F.L. Schmied exposés en mars 1927 chez Arnold Seligmann suivi du catalogue général des livres de F.L. Schmied imprimés et sous presses au 28 février 1927

      Les presses de F.L. Schmied. First edition, one of 300 copies, this one of 20 numbered and justified by François-Louis Schmied, the tirage de tête.With 42 full page plates hors texte. Spine and covers sunned at edges, scratch to head of lower cover, occasional wormholes, internally good. % Les presses de F.L. Schmied Paris 1927 24x31cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Chroniques

      Nrf. First edition, one of 129 numbered copies on vergé Lafuma Navarre and re-imposed in tellière quarto, the tirage de tête.A very good, unsophisticated copy. % Nrf Paris 1927 17x22cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde.

      (c. 1927). Pen and ink on paper, measuring 8 by 2 3/4 inches, matted and framed. This is Gill's design for a border that appears three times in the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Troilus and Criseyde, and it shows Chaucer sitting in a tree writing "Troilus" in a book. The design appears on pages 179, 243, and 310 of the published work. The drawing is double-matted, and the older, inner mat bears a pencil notation: "Museum study of modern book illustration by Eric Gill," suggesting that the drawing was once part of an exhibit. A fine drawing from one of the highspots of Gill's work as a book illustrator, in a tasteful gilded frame that measures 18 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches (463x317mm). (Skelton P444).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Contes indiens

      First edition, one of 75 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête with 75 on Japan paper.With 4 illustrations and 13 original vignettes, culs-de-lampe and ornate capitals by Maurice Ray.Foreword by Edmond Bonniot.Spine and upper cover very slightly and marginally sunned, not serious. Carteret Paris 1927 18,5x27cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Quatre contes

      Editions des Cahiers Libres. First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on Japon, this one not justified, tirage de tête. Tiny marginal foxings, not serious, on the spine and the lower cover, a good copy. Editions des Cahiers Libres Paris 1927 14x19,5cm broché

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        Thomas l'agnelet

      Edition of 175 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches paper, with 18 original watercolors full page by Guy Arnoux engraved by Raoul Serres.Numerous vignettes, ornate capitals and culs-de-lampe.Two small tears, not serious, to slipcase.A very good copy.  Javal et Bourdeaux Paris 1927 25,5x33cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        NOW WE ARE SIX. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      Original publisher's binding of full green morocco with pictorial gilt decoration to the spine and upper cover. All edges gilt. Silk ribbon bookmark.First edition. Deluxe issue. Tiny dent in front cover; else a fine copy, without inscriptions.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Now We are Six.

      London: Methuen and Co., 1927. First Edition, De Luxe Binding. 8vo. Publisher's full red morocco, extra gilt, gilt to all edges, light pink decorated endpapers, ownership. Illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Very slight rubbing. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      Number 66 of a limited edition of 200 copies of the first edition signed by both Milne and Shepard on a special limitation page. Original buckram-backed boards with title label mounted on the upper panel [spare label tipped in at the rear of the book.] Larger than the trade edition of the book, measuring 22.5 x 18.5 cm. Small neat ownership name on endpaper, tiny mark on title from paper flaw; else a very clean near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Revision of the Jurassic Cephalopod Fauna of Kachh (Cutch)

      Calcutta: Government of India, 1927-33. 6 vols in 3: 945, 130 collotype plates. Hardback. Modern cloth with orig. printed wrappers (some torn with loss) bound in. Some wrappers incribed by author. Old stain to title-page and first few pages of pt 4. A few marginal tears repaired. Vg A classic monograph on the fossil cephalopods (ammonites belemnites and nautili) from the western Indian province of Kutch (Kachchh, Kachh), published in Palaeontologia Indica, New Series, Vol. IX, No. 2

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        The Greene Murder Case

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY - VG+ / VG+. First Edition 2nd State with the 1927 and 1928 on the copyright page. Signed and inscribed to C.M. Bosworth who Apparently was a Radio announcer for WOR radio in New York at the time " To C.M. Bosworth W. O. R. with aooreciation for many pleasant hours over the Radio S.S. Van Dine New York 1928". Very Uncommon to find Van Dine's Novels signed in 1928. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        George Grosz

      

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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey

      Alfred & Charles Boni, NY 1927 - Tan cloth titled in black, green/black embossed front board. First printing, 1927 same date, no add'l printings listed. Map endpages. Spine ends/tips mildly rubbed, small stain to front board. Sound binding. The DJ in mylar advertises the 4th printing of The Cabala on back panel, chipped at spine ends, toned at spine, small tear front panel. Small pen mark to spine, price of $2.50 intact at flaps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Woman and Puppet.

      [New York:] Privately printed for the Pierre Louÿs Society,, 1927. A Spanish Romance. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe blue morocco, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with raised bands and titles direct, both boards bordered with gilt rules and rolls, front board with floral centrepiece designs gilt, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. 10 colour plates, 5 hand-coloured etchings, illustrated chapter headings and title page. Trivial nicks to ends and corners, a small few others minor scuffs, but a beautiful copy in excellent condition. First Tice edition, number 23 of 35 deluxe not-for-sale copies especially printed on handmade paper and extra-illustrated with five original hand-coloured dry-point etchings, with the publisher's deluxe blue full morocco binding, and this copy additionally inscribed by the illustrator on the binder's blank "To A. S. Hartridge, Lover of beautiful books, Clara Tice". The whole edition was limited to 1,250 copies, but the ordinary issue was printed on normal paper, with a cloth binding, and lacked the five etchings. Louÿs's Seville romance was first published as La Femme et le Pantin in 1898. Here it is privately printed in an English translation for the Pierre Louÿs Society, which was dedicated to disseminating French literary erotica to a New York audience, and illustrated by notorious New York bohemian artist Clara Tice (1888-1973), aka "the Queen of Greenwich Village". Tice was, according to the New York times, the first woman in New York to bob her hair, in 1908. She began exhibiting her art from 1910 and in 1915 her fame skyrocketed when the Society for the Prevention of Vice attempted to confiscate her works at the bohemian restaurant Polly's. "Tice was apparently so highly regarded and so instantly recognizable as one of those 'queer artists' that her role in the first Greenwich Village Follies was simply to play herself. As 'Clara,' she stepped out onto the stage at the appointed time, outfitted in one of her typically bizarre bohemian ensembles, and conducted a 'quick chalk talk of nudes, bees and butterflies'" (Sawelsan-Gorse). Throughout the 1920s she illustrated for Vanity Fair and other magazine, and illustrated several books such as this with her softly erotic illustrations. The designer of this book, "Harry" Patrick Cunningham, was Tice's lover and nominal (though never actual) "husband". "Several years younger than Tice, he was also an artist - a painter, designer, and plate-maker - but he soon selflessly devoted himself almost exclusively to assisting Clara in the execution of her work. In an early example of career role-reversals, he pulled proofs for her etchings, hand-colored her mezzotints, stretched her canvasses, and organized her work. Since Tice readily admitted that she was not good at cooking, he prepared the meals" (Sawelsan-Gorse). The recipient of this very scarce deluxe issue copy, which is rare signed or inscribed, was a wealthy New York construction magnate, and, evidently, a lover of beautiful books.

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        Carnet de Dessins Originaux ].

      s.l., 1927. - in-8 oblong. 55ff. Pleine percaline rouge grenat, plats décorés à froid (Reliure de l'époque). Manuscrit original de cette charmante bande dessinée écrite en langue catalane par un certain Subirá, qui l'a dédié à son épouse. L'auteur y raconte les pérégrinations tragi-comiques d'un marchand de javel et de son âne, lancés sur les routes de campagne du Vallès barcelonais. Le carnet est composé de 55 dessins originaux à l'encre et au crayon de couleur, qui allient finesse d'exécution et naïveté du style. Articulées en séquence narrative, les vignettes sont toutes agrémentées de courtes légendes en vers parfois enfantines; aussi, si les "historietes il-lustrades" étaient déjà bien en vogue en Catalogne au tournant du 20e siècle, l'oeuvre constitue un exemple précoce de bande dessinée pour enfant. L'intrigue est elle aussi largement ancrée dans la culture catalane: on y suit les deux protagonistes entre Barcelone et le massif de Montserrat, dans les rues commerçantes des villages de Sant Llorenç ou de Gelida, entre les étalages de pignons de pin, de haricot garrofón ou de sobrasada. Très jolie pièce unique en format oblong. Quelques taches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des Meilleurs Cocktails Recueillis par Nina Toye & A.H. Adair et mis en Francais par Ph Le Huby.

      8vo., original card wrappers with a design by Laboureur in colour on upper wrapper. With decorations by Laboureur. A little rubbing to edges of wrappers, otherwise a very good, partly unopened copy. First edition. Inscribed by the Laboureur to fellow artist Georges Barbier "a Georges Barbier pour partir en vacances ce souvenir refraichissant. J. Laboureur Juin 1927". From the cookery collection of B Noby with his ink stamp on title-page.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Now We Are Six. Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London, Methuen and Co., 1927. First Edition in publisher's De Luxe binding of blue full morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spine, decorative gilt rule to boards with gilt-stamped illustration to centre of upper; all edges gilt, pink pictorial end papers. 8vo.; pp. 103.Neat small inscription to f.f.e.p. A fine copy held in a protective custom made blue cloth wallet. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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         La très véridique histoire de Nette et Tintin visitant le village du jouet recueillie par Henry René d'Engamella...

      Joujouville, chez Repin, et se trouve à Paris, chez Schemit, 1927, gd in 4°, de 4ff.-150pp. 1f. bl., ill. de 70 figures aquarellées in t. par J. Vazquez et de plus de 40 reproductions photo à pl. page des stands de l'exposition du jouet, broché, couv. ill. couleur aquarellée. Exemplaire nominatif n°105 pour M. Victor Peltier, signé par l'auteur. Très rare, tirage limité à quelques centaines d'exemplaires (aucun justificatif de tirage). Ce livre entièrement autographié et monté sur onglets, est un compte rendu amusant, destiné aux enfants, d'une visite au "village du jouet" de l'Exposition Internationale de Paris en 1925. Les stands en forme de petites maisonnettes dont les décors furent réalisés par le dessinateur Francisque Poulbot sont reproduits en photo à pleine page. Le titre même du livre emprunte son nom aux célèbres poupées de Poulbot "Nénette et Rintintin". ¶ Seulement 4 ex. au cat. CCFR.

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        Insurance Maps of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Volume 5, including parts of Lawrenceville, Garfield, Morningside, and Highland Park (In the East End of Pittsburgh); Plat Maps

      New York: Sanborn Company, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good. 1927. Large folio, 25 x 24 inches, in gray original buckram with leather corners, gilt brown leather front label, and leather spine label. Contains 103 maps with index, additional index affixed to front endpaper, and numerical stiff maroon tabs to fore edges, with corrections up to 1959 and a taped in map of the Pittsburgh Piping and Equipment Co. factory. Printed on thick paper, slightly wavy, minor soil to top and bottom edges and some finger smudging, but maps in very good condition. Maps printed on both sides, with properties in numerous colors. Insurance maps, cousin to plat maps, show outlines of properties, with changes recorded in pasted-on clippings, giving a history of property ownership and development. Volume 5 includes parts of Lawrenceville, Garfield, Morningside, and Highland Park in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oversized book requires extra postage, calculated upon purchase.

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        A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

      Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1927. FIRST EDITION, one of only 700 copies, of Barnard's magnificent star atlas, containing the first photographs to show the structure of the Milky Way. Complete with 51 mounted silver prints (as issued) and 50 charts and tables. RARE. "The greatest photographic legacy of Barnard was his magnum opus: A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way... To capture the Milky Way in all its glory, Edward Barnard used the Bruce photographic telescope of the Yerkes Observatory, Chicago. Finance for the telescope had been given to the University of Chicago by Miss Catherine W. Bruce. The Bruce telescope actually consisted of three individual tubes bound rigidly on the same mounting: two photographic telescopes of 10-inch and 6 1/4-inch aperture, and a 5-inch aperture visual telescope used for tracking (guiding) of the stars as the Earth rotates. The great importance of the photographic telescopes lay in their wide-field coverage; the 10-inch had a 50-inch focal length and, to quote Barnard, gave 'exquisite definition' over a field of about 7 degrees (or 14 full moons). The plate-holder for the 10-inch carried glass negative 12 inches square, while that for the 6 1/4-inch carried glass plates measuring 8 x 10 inches."The scale of the photographs secured with the 10-inch was exceptionally well adapted to revealing the structure of the Milky Way; every inch covered just over one degree of sky. George Ellery Hale, director of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory owned by the Carnegie Institute of Washington, invited Barnard to Mount Wilson in 1905. A generous grant from Mr. J.D. Hooker of Los Angeles allowed Barnard to transport the Bruce telescope to the Mount Wilson site. Barnard secured forty of his fifty photographs for his Atlas, from one of the world's premier observing sites, in a period spanning February to September, 1905..."The Atlas was completed by Edwin Frost, Director of the Yerkes Observatory in Chicago, and by Barnard's niece, Mary Calvert. Barnard had, however, personally examined 35 700 photographic prints to select only the best to feature in his Atlas, of which seven hundred were produced. The two volume Barnard Atlas is today an exceedingly rare jewel... " (Block and Freeman, Shrouds of the Night).Provenance: With presentation inscription in each volume, "To my friend Gust. Soderberg / With Compliments of John C. Deagan / Chicago December 16 1929 / [signed] John C. Deagan". John Calhoun Deagan (1851-1934), the founder of the J.C. Deagan Company, was, in addition to being an amateur astronomer, a noted musician and manufacturer who became a pioneer in developing scientific tuning mechanisms.Washington DC: Carnegie Institution, 1927. Oblong quarto (Vol 1: 11x11x1.25 inches; Vol 2: 11x10 x1.75 inches), original cloth; housed in custom box. Two volumes. With portrait frontispiece, plate of the Bruce Photographic Telescope, 51 mounted silver prints, 50 charts and tables. A few scratches and stray marks of soiling to cloth; a little rubbing to extremities. Offsetting from portrait (as always, even with the tissue guard). An outstanding copy of a book usually found ex-libris and in terrible condition. Very Good.

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        Woman and Puppet. A Spanish Romance.

      [New York:] Privately printed for the Pierre Louÿs Society, 1927 - Octavo. Publisher's deluxe blue morocco, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with raised bands and titles direct, both boards bordered with gilt rules and rolls, front board with floral centrepiece designs gilt, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Trivial nicks to ends and corners, a small few others minor scuffs, but a beautiful copy in excellent condition. 10 colour plates, 5 hand-coloured etchings, illustrated chapter headings and title page. First Tice edition, number 23 of 35 deluxe not-for-sale copies especially printed on handmade paper and extra-illustrated with five original hand-coloured dry-point etchings, with the publisher's deluxe blue full morocco binding, and this copy additionally inscribed by the illustrator on the binder's blank "To A. S. Hartridge, Lover of beautiful books, Clara Tice". The whole edition was limited to 1,250 copies, but the ordinary issue was printed on normal paper, with a cloth binding, and lacked the five etchings. Louÿs's Seville romance was first published as La Femme et le Pantin in 1898. Here it is privately printed in an English translation for the Pierre Louÿs Society, which was dedicated to disseminating French literary erotica to a New York audience, and illustrated by notorious New York bohemian artist Clara Tice (1888-1973), aka "the Queen of Greenwich Village". Tice was, according to the New York times, the first woman in New York to bob her hair, in 1908. She began exhibiting her art from 1910 and in 1915 her fame skyrocketed when the Society for the Prevention of Vice attempted to confiscate her works at the bohemian restaurant Polly's. "Tice was apparently so highly regarded and so instantly recognizable as one of those 'queer artists' that her role in the first Greenwich Village Follies was simply to play herself. As 'Clara,' she stepped out onto the stage at the appointed time, outfitted in one of her typically bizarre bohemian ensembles, and conducted a 'quick chalk talk of nudes, bees and butterflies'" (Sawelsan-Gorse). Throughout the 1920s she illustrated for Vanity Fair and other magazine, and illustrated several books such as this with her softly erotic illustrations. The designer of this book, "Harry" Patrick Cunningham, was Tice's lover and nominal (though never actual) "husband". "Several years younger than Tice, he was also an artist - a painter, designer, and plate-maker - but he soon selflessly devoted himself almost exclusively to assisting Clara in the execution of her work. In an early example of career role-reversals, he pulled proofs for her etchings, hand-colored her mezzotints, stretched her canvasses, and organized her work. Since Tice readily admitted that she was not good at cooking, he prepared the meals" (Sawelsan-Gorse). The recipient of this very scarce deluxe issue copy, which is rare signed or inscribed, was a wealthy New York construction magnate, and, evidently, a lover of beautiful books. Women in Dada: Essays on Sex, Gender and Identity, Naomi Sawelson-Gorse, pp.429-30 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.

      Paris: Chez Camille Bloch & Jules Meynial, 1927. Quarto, portrait frontispiece, introduction followed by twenty-five pochoir colour plates, each signed by the artist and mounted on tinted grey Arches paper; fine in polished half-calf with black lettering. A remarkable collection of elegant theatrical costume designs signed by leading French Art Deco designer George Barbier (1882-1932) with a portrait frontispiece of Barbier by his friend and rival Charles Martin. Although primarily a book illustrator, Barbier applied his considerable skill to fabric design, posters, jewellery, wallpapers and commercial wrappings. He rose to prominence on the Parisian scene after his first exhibition of 1911 and worked under the creative direction of Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes, issuing a portfolio of designs for Nijinsky in 1913. The designs featured in Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le theatre show Barbier at the height of his artistic career.Limited edition of 260 copies.

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        Der deutsche Wiegendruck in Original-Typenbeispielen. 114 (von 115) Inkunabelproben aus der Zeit von 1472 bis 1500. Beschrieben von Konrad Haebler.

      München, Weiss, 1927. 72 S., 1 Bl. (Textheft) und 114 (von 115) Original-Inkunabelblätter unter Passepartout lose in 2 OLwd.-Kassetten mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Gr.-2°, Groß-Folio. Eines von 90 (Gesamt: 103) Exemplaren. - Sammlung von 114 im Textteil erläuterten Original-Inkunabelblättern von 70 Druckern des deutschsprachigen Raumes mit 24 verschiedenen Druckorten, erschienen zwischen 1468 und 1500. Die Drucke sind zum Teil mit in rot oder blau eingemalten Initialen, rotgestrichenen Versalien, Lombarden und Rankenwerk verziert. - Gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel auf Vortitel des Textheftes, dem Innendeckel der Kassetten und auf den Passepartout-Rückseiten. Tafel 44 fehlt hier. Einige Blätter etwas braunfleckig oder schwach wasserrandig, sonst gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werkes des Inkunabelforschers Konrad Haebler (1857-1946), der durch den Drucktypenvergleich die Bestimmung der Inkunabeln nach Ort, Drucker und Erscheinungszeitraum ermöglichte. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Inkunabeln, Haebler, Inkunalbelblätter, Wiegendruck, Original-Typenbeispiele

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        Insurance Maps of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Volume I, including Downtown Pittsburgh, Uptown, and Part of the Strip District; Plat Maps

      New York: Sanborn Company, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good. 1927. Large folio, 25 x 24 inches, in gray original buckram with leather corners, gilt brown leather front label, and leather spine label. Contains 92 maps with index and numerical stiff maroon tabs to fore edges, with corrections up to 1959. Printed on thick paper, slightly wavy, minor soil to top and bottom edges and some finger smudging, but maps in very good condition. Maps printed on both sides, and properties in numerous colors. Insurance maps, cousin to plat maps, show outlines of properties, with changes recorded in pasted-on clippings, giving a history of property ownership and development. Volume I includes the "Golden Triangle" of Downtown Pittsburgh, along with Uptown and part of the Strip District. Oversized book required extra postage, to be calculated upon purchase.

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        Zum Jubiläum. Dem allverehrten hochwohlgeborenen Herren Hofrat Primarius Karl Funke anläßlich Seiner 25jährigen segensreichen Wirksamkeit im Rudolfs-Spital.

      Wien, 1927.. [Handschrift in mehrfarb. Kalligraphie]. 2°. 2 Bll. (Widmung und Fest-Gruß in Gedichtform). Mit aquarell. Verzierungen und farb. Darstellung der Fassade des Rudolfspitals. OLdr.-Mappe. (sign. ?F. W. Pake, Wien Wieden?). Mit vergoldeter Doppelkordel, 4 Bronze-knöpfe am Hinterdeckel Goldpräg. auf dem Vorderdeckel. Ecken m. floralen Motiven betont. Im Mittelpunkt goldgepr. Lorbeerkranz mit der Zahl 25. Vorsatz aus grünem Samt. Innenkantenvergoldung auf beiden Buchdeckeln. Karl Funke (1865-1960), Chirurg. Nach Studium an der Deutschen Universität Prag und in Wien war Funke 1890/1891 Operationszögling bzw. 1891-1895 Assistent an der II. Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik unter Carl Gussenbauer (die dieser als Nachfolger Billroths leitete) sowie 1895-1900 bei diesem als Assistent. 1901 habilitierte sich Funke für Chirurgie und wirkte 1902-1934 als Primararzt an der I. Chirurgischen Abteilung der Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung. Beiliegend: Dankgedicht der Absolventen eines Sanitätskurses der zwischen 15. 11. 1939 und 1. 3. 1940 stattgefunden hat. - F. W. Papke war ein bedeutendes Unternehmen in der spezifisch wienerischen Branche der Ledergalanteriewaren und der Kunstbuchbinderei während der k. k. Monarchie. Das Unternehmen befand sich am Mozartplatz (Mozartgasse 4) im 4. Wiener Gemeindebezirk Wieden. Das Unternehmen wurde 1841 gegründet. Im Laufe der Zeit stand es in der ersten Reihe der Firmen dieser Branche. Seine Erzeugnisse erlangten Weltruf und wurden auch weltweit exportiert. Für den persönlichen Gebrauch des Kaisers Franz Joseph stellte Papke unzählige Arbeiten her, die die anerkennende Belobigung des Kaisers fanden. Papke war auch Kammerliefernat von Erzherzog Eugen. Papke wurde auf der Weltausstellung 1873 in Wien prämiert. Er erhielt ein Anerkennungs-Diplom für Verdienste um das Kunstgewerbe, die silberne Medaille bei der Ausstellung 1894 in Paris und bei der Ausstellung in Antwerpen 1894.

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        THE COMPLETE WINNIE-THE-POOH ~ Comprising: When We Were Very Young, Winnie The Pooh, Now We Are Six and The House At Pooh Corner ? All first edition, first printings 1924-7 Methuen

      Methuen, 1927 A set of all four Winnie-The -Pooh first edition, first printings published by Methuen between 1924 and 1927. Comprising: When We Were Very Young - A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1924. A very good book with some rubbing to the edges. One name and date to the front pastedown, with a bookplate to the front endpaper. With ix on the contents page. In a first issue wrapper which has some light archival repairs to the spine and to the corners. Containing the first appearance of Winnie-The-Pooh. Winnie-The-Pooh - A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1926. A near fine (or better) book with one neat inscription to the half-title page. A superb example of the book. In a very good first issue wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and some wear to the corners. The House At Pooh Corner - A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1928. A very good+ book. No inscriptions. Some light fading to the spine and some light wear to boards. Some off-setting to end-papers. SIGNED by Christopher Milne and dated (15.10.80). In a very good unclipped wrapper with a small chip to the foot of the spine and some light staining here and there to the wrapper. Some wear and a little loss to the corners.Christopher Milne was the inspiration for the character Christopher Robin. Rare signed in this way. Now We Are Six - A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1928. A very good book with one name to the head of the endpaper. Some browning to the endpapers. Some rubbing to the edges and spine tips. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a small closed tear to the head of the spine, crease to spine and some rubbing to the corners. A very bright and attractive set of the true first printings and scarce as such. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        METROPOLIS (1927)

      Paramount / UFA 1927 - Vintage original 12 x 9" (30 x 22 cm.) trade ad, USA. Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Erwin Biswanger, dir: Fritz Lang, UFA. Superb originality highlighted this silent German-Expressionist film. The stunning special effects and design rival any of our state-of-the-art technical achievements of today. The story is set in the future where humans are divided into the two categories: thinkers and workers. Neither group understands the other, nor have a sense of fulfillment. A man, one of the thinkers, dares to venture into the land of the workers; from that time there is great uprising. This father of all science fiction films is presently enjoying a renewed interest. Its design elements continue to be influential to this day, and is considered the apex in silent cinema. A new restoration is bringing back many missing scenes and a new orchestral score, presented at live film festival performances. A really brilliant trade ad from a 1927 Paramount yearbook announcing the film's US-release. Definitely a mini-poster now that the piece has been mounted on linen. All the futuristic and science fiction aspects of the story are presented in this early Art Deco design. FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        The Constant Wife. A comedy in three acts.

      London: William Heinemann, 1927 - Octavo. Original black cloth, yellow printed labels to spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Some light foxing to edges of text block; an excellent copy in the slightly toned jacket with some creases to extremities and short closed tear to head of front panel. Portrait frontispiece. First UK edition, first impression. The play premiered the previous year on 1 November 1926, at the Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, with Ethel Barrymore as Constance Middleton, whose photograph is featured on the frontispiece. The play was first published in the US earlier the same year, and the UK edition consists of the US sheets with a cancel title page; 750 sheets from the US edition were shipped to London in Spetember 1927. Stott A35b.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lustige Bilder von J. Wawra - Wiron. Einfälle und Reinfälle.

      Signiert, datiert und mit einer Widmung von Wawra - Wiron, Dez, 1927. Mit Beigelegt vom Künstler 10 original Tuschzeichnungen 15 x 21 cm oder 16 c 9 oder 13 x 16 cm . Signiert unten Rechts im Bild mit Wiron und mit einem handschriftlichen Kommentar zur Karikatur. Bücher. GF. (MGT). * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Auf Wusch erhalten Sie gerne einen Scan von den Tuschzeichnungen.

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Der deutsche Wiegendruck in Original-Typenbeispielen. 114 (von 115) Inkunabelproben aus der Zeit von 1472 bis 1500. Beschrieben von Konrad Haebler.

      München, Weiss, 1927 - 72 S., 1 Bl. (Textheft) und 114 (von 115) Original-Inkunabelblätter unter Passepartout lose in 2 OLwd.-Kassetten mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Eines von 90 (Gesamt: 103) Exemplaren. - Sammlung von 114 im Textteil erläuterten Original-Inkunabelblättern von 70 Druckern des deutschsprachigen Raumes mit 24 verschiedenen Druckorten, erschienen zwischen 1468 und 1500. Die Drucke sind zum Teil mit in rot oder blau eingemalten Initialen, rotgestrichenen Versalien, Lombarden und Rankenwerk verziert. - Gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel auf Vortitel des Textheftes, dem Innendeckel der Kassetten und auf den Passepartout-Rückseiten. Tafel 44 fehlt hier. Einige Blätter etwas braunfleckig oder schwach wasserrandig, sonst gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werkes des Inkunabelforschers Konrad Haebler (1857-1946), der durch den Drucktypenvergleich die Bestimmung der Inkunabeln nach Ort, Drucker und Erscheinungszeitraum ermöglichte. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10000

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Less Than Nothing -- or The Life and Times of Sterling Finny

      [The New Yorker], [New York] 1927 - First and only edition of E.B. White's first book, a pitch-perfect series of comic advertisements for The New Yorker, published in-house as a giveaway to friends and advertisers of the magazine. Founded in 1925 by Harold Ross and Jane Grant, The New Yorker aimed to be "a reflection in word and picture of metropolitan life," a smart modern magazine "not edited for the old lady in Dubuque." Writing anonymously, young staff writer E.B. White produced a series of short features about an attractive young couple of astonishing stupidity, Sterling Finny and his wife Flora. Deftly parodying the melodramatic "halitosis style" of advertising, in which a seemingly trivial oversight leads to personal disaster, White describes ten scenarios in which Sterling and Flora are saved from social death by a regular reading of The New Yorker. "Perhaps you, too, have failed at a summer colony because you left everything to your gorgeous body. Have you ever been spoken of in whispers as 'the man with a physique only'? Why can't you realize that there is an easy way to avoid all this -- simply by having your copy of The New Yorker sent to your summer address?" Each advertisement is illustrated with a photograph of the striving couple, played by a pair of mannequins that White encountered in Wanamaker's department store. OCLC lists only five copies of this ephemeral production: Yale, Cornell, Virginia, Bryn Mawr, and the Morgan Library. Hall A1. A near-fine copy of a modernist rarity. Octavo, green cloth spine, orange and black batik paper boards with green pastedown label to front board. Illustrated with ten black-and-white photographs staged and shot by White. Hinges starting, lightest edgewear to binding. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deluge: A Romance

      London: Fowler Wright Ltd. 1927 - first edition, first printing; 320 pp., original green cloth (hardcover), edges and early leaves foxed, else very good in a good dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal-Books]
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        Gaspar Ruiz

      - Nrf, Paris 1927, 17x22cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 109 copie numerate su cui Lafuma Navarra e ripristinata a Quarto carta protocollo, edizione deluxe. Torna un po 'insolated, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 109 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Dos très légèrement insolé, agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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