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        Candide, or All for the Best. Translated from the French. With 10 etchings. Exact reprint of the earliest English text printed in Holland by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, founded in Haarlem Anno MDCCIII.

      New York: The Bennett Libraries Inc., 1927 - Octavo. Publisher's deluxe red morocco by Whitman Bennett, NY, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, Tice nudes to spine and front board gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Some very minor nicks to extremities of the covers, otherwise a superb copy in excellent condition. 10 coloured etching by Tice. First Tice edition, one of the 250 special issue copies on deckle-edge Pannekoek paper from a total edition of 1,000, but this copy is unnumbered and additionally signed by Tice. The ordinary issue was bound in quarter cloth, and had the plates uncoloured. The 250 special issue copies were issued with coloured plates and had this Tice-designed full morocco binding in variant colours. However, not even the special issue copies were issued signed, and as such this unnumbered signed copy, perhaps done for presentation or even designating her own retained copy, is superlative. Clara Tice (1888-1973) was a notorious New York bohemian artist, known as "the Queen of Greenwich Village". She 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. Women in Dada: Essays on Sex, Gender and Identity, Naomi Sawelson-Gorse, pp.429-30 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Original design & layouts for a projected edition of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude to be published by Boni & Liveright. And 3 letters from Bruce Rogers on W. E. Rudge letterhead to Donald S. Friede about the design, second color printing, type size, page counts, and costs.

      NY, September 1927. Rogers drew & lettered the proposed title page in black & green. He designed 4 different printed versions of double spread pages 14 and 15 (one of them printed in two colors). Previously mounted, the pages have old glue stains on the versos; dampstain at base of gutters. Laid into in a homemade marbled folder. In his 1 typed and 2 autograph letters, Rogers sounds at his wit's end and exasperated with Friede. Friede is obviously trying to pare costs.BR tells him that replacing the second color with a second size type will cost just as much--in labor--as BR's original proposal. It has taken BR some time to come up with a satisfactory setting in one color, "but at last [September 21] I send you the result. They seem to me clear and understandable, though I do not think them as good as the other scheme would have been." On September 27th BR sends the 3rd 4th layouts, which "I hope may prove satisfactory, as I have about exhausted the possibilities on this line." he goes on to discuss cost-saving changes to the binding and the final cost per copy. In the end, BR and Rudge did not receive the commission. Strange Interlude was designed by S. A. Jacobs and printed by Van Rees Press.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Tales of Swordfish and Tuna

      Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York 1927 - First edition, very good plus condition. H-B on copyright page. Book is square, tight and clean, with 90 illustrations from photos taken by the author. First 12 pages have bottom right side corner fold line. Publishers blue cloth covered boards are bright (back board has scratch) and original dust jacket is priced $6.00 and in very good condition. It is soiled, with rubbing to extremities and some small wrinkles and tears to the edges. Open tear to spine head, barely affecting titles. 203 pages. Overall, a very good copy of this rare first edition. Extra shippinfg will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Big Four.

      New York, Dodd Mead. 1927. First US edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, very lightly rubbed to extremities, trifling bumping to spine ends, a near fine copy in cloth. Titled in orange to spine and front board. Lacking a dustwrapper but by some chance still possessing the original orange card advertising sash. Crisp, clean and bright.

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        Epilogue for Violoncello, Piano and Tape. Titled by the composer "Epilog "Peer Gynt' " at head of first page. Autograph musical manuscript. Unsigned and undated, but Hamburg, February 1993.

      4 pp. (471 measures). Large folio (425 x 230 mm.). Unbound. Notated in both pencil and ink on 32-stave "Star Nr. 37" music manuscript paper in the composer's small, dense hand. An active composing manuscript of the majority of the work, presenting material for the cello at rehearsal number 4 to several measures after rehearsal number 54. With numerous deletions, changes and corrections. Slightly worn. In very good condition overall. Epilogue, one of Schnittke's most expressive chamber works, was written for the famed Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), who gave the work its first performance with Schnittke's wife Irina at Evian on Lake Geneva on May 20, 1993. The work is an arrangement of the final part of Schnittke's ballet Peer Gynt (1986). Schnittke is often considered to be the successor to Shostakovich as Russia's premiere composer. His early music showed the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich, but he went on to adopt a very polystylistic approach to composition. As his health worsened, however, he adopted a somewhat bleaker but more accessible style; some Schnittke scholars have argued, in fact, that it is the composer's late works that will ultimately be considered as the most influential of his entire output.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        Un souvenir d'enfance de Léonard de Vinci

      First edition in French, translated by Marie Bonaparte, one of 65 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large paper copies.Elegant half blue morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine., spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot of spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine (sunned) preserved, top edge gilt.Occasional insignificant spotting.A handsomely bound copy. % Gallimard Paris 1927 12x19cm relié

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        Das Problem der Generation. Die um 1880 Geborenen Meister von Heute. 1. Teil Die Deutschen. Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Berlin W 10, Lützowufer 13. Ausstellung 22. Juni bis Anfang August 1927.

      Berlin, Druck von Otto v. Holten, 1927 - 16,2 x 12,3 cm, 16 Seiten, 16 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, Original-Klammerheftung (leichte Gebrauchsspuren), Klammern oxidiert, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Dascher 467. - Literatur: Alfred Flechtheim. Sammler. Kunsthändler. Verleger, Ausstellungskatalog Düsseldorf 1987. - Mit Arbeiten von Lehmbruck, Macke, Marc, Morgner, Seehaus, Aufsesser, Bretz, Clarenbach, Deusser, Nauen, Ophey, Schmurr, Sohn-Rethel, Sohn (Otto und Carli), von Wätjen, Ahlers Hestermann, Baschwitz, Beckmann, Grossmann, Heckel, Hofer, von Kardorff, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Klossowski, Klee, Levy, Meidner, Moll, Otto Mueller, Pechstein, Purrmann, Röhricht, Schmidt-Rottluff, Spiro, Strüve, E. R. Weiss, Wilm, Filla, Bondy, Kokoschka, Kubin, MOPP, Pascin, Albiker, Belling, de Fiori, Haller, Kolbe, Sintenis, Scharff, Wild, Wolff.

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        Die Zukunft einer Illusion.

      Leipzig: Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1927 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, front cover lettered in black. Darkening to spine and cover, wear to head and tail of spine, some loss to spine, light rubbing to extremities, a good copy. First edition, first impression. The English translation, The Future of an Illusion, was published the following year. The International Pyschoanalytic Publishing House, founded in 1919, published several hundred works on medical and applied psychoanalysis during its 20-year history; many of these - Freud's text included - have become key contributors to the development of psychiatry and psychoanalytical literature. Grinstein 260. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sein und Zeit. Erste Hälfte. Sonderdruck aus: "Jahrbuch für Philosophie und phänomenologische Forschung", Band VII herausgegeben von E. Husserl - Freiburg i. B.

      Halle, Max Niemeyer, 1927 Lex 8vo. Orig. full cloth binding. Gilt title-label with a bit of wear and loss to upper right corner. A few stains to spine. Previous owner's signature to front free end-paper. Some brownspotting to half title and the last section of leaves. Otherwise internally fine and clean. With the frequently lacking errata-leaf. XI, (1), 438, (2, - errata) pp. First edition, off-print, of Heidegger's main work, "Being and Time", -one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century, and most likely the most influential work of continental philosophy in the 20th century. This is the special printing of the first appearance of the work. It was published in "Jahrbuch für Phänomenologie und phänomenologische Forschung", edited by Edmund Husserl, also in 1927, and the special edition appeared simultaneously. The work was issued in original wrappers and in publisher's cloth binding. This is the original cloth-binding issue. The work is difficult to find in good condition."Sein und Zeit" is without doubt Heidegger's most important work, and it is also his first significant academic work; it earned him the professorship at the University of Freiburg. Because of this work, Heidegger's contribution to the world of continental philosophy must be said to be unsurpassed.

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        Original wood engraving "Black Byrony".

      1927 - First edition. Single sheet measuring 5 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, signed by the artist and with his pencilled autograph note "Proof. last before final - For Poisonous Plants. Black Bryony." This is one of the illustrations for W. Dallimore and A.W. Hill's Poisonous Plants: Deadly, Dangerous and Suspect (Frederick Etchells and Hugh MacDonald, London, 1927) which was published in an edition of 350 copies. One corner a little chipped (not affecting the image). Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Für Alfred Kubin. Eine Widmung österreichischer Dichter und Künstler zu seinem 50. Geburtstag.

      Wien, Officina Vindobonensis, 1927. 4°. Mit 15 sign. Orig.-Lithographien. 49 S., 2 Bll., OPgmt. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Eines von nur wenigen Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzpergament und mit den von den Künstlern eigenh. signierten Lithographien. Im Druckvermerk auf der Titelrückseite handschriftlich bezeichnet „Nr. I.“. - Titel mit eigenh. Besitzvermerk des preußischen Regierungsrats und Kunstsammlers Heinrich Stinnes, des Bruders von Hugo Stinnes. „Sein Sammlungsschwerpunkt waren nummerierte Vorzugsausgaben und Graphiken des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts von Malern wie [...] Max Slevogt, Lovis Corinth und Emil Nolde. Die Bücher pflegte er mit seinem charakteristischen Namenszug als sein Eigentum zu kennzeichnen. Von 1910 bis 1932 trug er eine bedeutende Sammlung zusammen, die nach seinem Tod auf Betreiben der Erben stückweise durch Versteigerungen in Berlin, Leipzig und Bern veräußert wurde“ (Wikipedia). - Mit Textbeiträgen von Richard Billinger, Felix Braun, Franz Theodor Csokor, Anton Faistauer, Gertrud Herzog-Hauser, Alma Johanna Koenig, Josef Luitpold, Max Mell, E. A. Rheinhardt, Arthur Roessler, Richard von Schaukal, Otto Stoessl und Heinrich Suso Waldeck sowie signierten Orig.-Lithographien von Georg Ehrlich, Anton Hanak, Carry Hauser, Clemens Holzmeister, Ernst Huber, Theodor Kern, Wilhelm Klier, Oskar Laske, Franz Lerch, Alfred Loeb, Georg Mayer-Marton, Georg Merkel, Ernst Wagner, Georg Philipp Woerlen und Franz Zülow. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Deckeln etw. geworfen, dadurch Innengelenke etw. angebrochen. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. entfernt. Hinteres Vorsatzbl. m. Knickspur u. kl. Randeinriß. Etw. gebräunt. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Für Alfred Kubin. Eine Widmung österreichischer Dichter und Künstler zu seinem 50. Geburtstag, Signierte Bücher, Anthologien, Ehrlich, Hanak, Hauser, Holzmeister, Laske, Merkel, Zülow

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        The Big Four

      London: Collins Sons and Co., Ltd., 1927. Crime Classic. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp.[282]. Publisher's blue cloth with orange titles to spine and upper. Internally very clean, discreet owner name to pastedown; cloth is particularly fresh but for an unobtrusive mark to front cover at joint. A near fine copy. Another mystery for Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings. Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction. Hubin; Crime Fiction IV.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Babylone

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Surprising autograph inscription from René Crevel " A Jérome et Jean Tharaud et à madame Renée J. Tharaud cette "Babylone" sans croix ni ombre, mais qui aura au moins le mérite d'être un prétexte de leur redire ma respectueuse amitié. Crevel."One small tear to spine, a joint glued.Retaining its advertising slip.  Simon Kra Paris 1927 13,5x18cm broché

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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).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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

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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

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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