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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]

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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

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

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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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        Jean-Des-Figues.

      Privately printed by R. Coulouma, Argenteuil. 1927 - First edition with these illustrations. Préface de J.-J. Brousson. Quarto. pp xx, 200. Colour wood-engraved title-vignette, plates and illustrations by Siméon, wood-engraved tail-pieces each printed in a different colour by Jacques Beltrand. Bound in full vellum, by L.P.Quillet, with hand-painted decorative borders in green, blue, brown and gilt, spine with similar decoration and lettered in red and black with gilt fourishes at the capitals. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Preserved within a vellum-backed card sleeve with vellum yapped edges. Fernand Siméon (1884-1928) was a painter, illustrator and also did fashion illustrations for Gazette du Bon Ton. The colour wood engraving was a medium which Siméon made his special province. One of 130 numbered copies, out of a total edition of 150, on vélin d'Arches, signed by the artist, this copy with an original watercolour mounted as a frontispiece, also signed by the artist, and with an additional suite of the plates and larger illustrations printed in grey bound in at end. Heavily spotted throughout with off-setting from the illustrations. Very good in good only slipcase cracked at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Der Pfiff um die Ecke. Zweiundzwanzig Spitzel- und Detektivgeschichten.

      (= Die tollen Bücher, 4.) - Erste Ausgabe. - Druck bei Julius Klinkhardt, Leipzig. - Mit gedruckter Widmung an Dorothée Herz, die Serner später in Prag heiratete. - Steegemann übernahm 1927 die Reste der Ausgabe und veröffentlichte sie mit neuen Einbandzeichnungen im Rahmen der siebenbändigen Edition der Bücher Walter Serners. Elena Gottschalk hatte im Vorjahr Konkurs angemeldet. - Karton gebräunt u. schwach knickspurig, an den Kapitalen etwas abgeplatzt. Vortitelbl. mit kleinem Fleck u. an der Falz leicht eingerissen, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 275. 6. - Holstein, Blickfang S. 137.

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        Handwörterbuch des deutschen Aberglaubens (= Handwörterbuch zur deutschen Volkskunde, Abteilung 1: Aberglaube)

      - 10 in 11 Bänden, Berlin Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter 1927-1942, kl. 4°, etwas späterer Ln., Band 8 späterer HLn., Rücken handschriftlich nummeriert, Einbände lichtrandig, Band 7 etwas fleckig, in Band 1 eine Lage locker [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Far North: A Book of Drawings

      Toronto: Rous & Mann, Limited, 1927. [1927]. First Edition of 1000 copies. Illustrated title page, 1 in-text map, followed by 17 plates. Newly bound into half black leather over black cloth boards, with two gilt stamped green leather title labels to the spine, with 5 raised bands, front board with illustrated paper panel kept from the original wraps. Marbled green endpapers. Signed by A. Y. Jackson on the title page. A handsome newly bound copy of this scarce book. . Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, Member ABAC, IOBA]
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        PLAYBOOK OF ROBIN HOOD

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mesicník pro stavební umení (= Der Bau. Monatsschrift für Baukunst). V. Jahrg., Heft 1 - 12 (Juli 1926 - Mai 1927).

      Originalausgabe. - Kompletter Jahrgang der bedeutenden Zeitschrift des tschechischen Konstruktivismus mit vorgeb. Jahresinhaltsverzeichnis. - Enthält u.a. einen mehrteiligen Beitrag von Karel Teige über Konstruktivismus und neue Architektur in der UdSSR sowie einen umfangreichen Artikel über das Bauhaus Dessau. Bildunterschriften in Tschechisch, Französisch und Deutsch. - Insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand. - Heller 112f.

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        Der Steppenwolf

      G. Fischer Verlag, Berlin 1927 - First edition, first printing with "1. bis 15. Auflage 1927" on the copyright page. 289 pp, with 33-page yellow wrappered "Tract vom Steppenwolf" inserted between 64 and 65. [1]-64, [2, yellow wrapper], [34], [65]-289, [1, printer], [2, blank] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. The author's most famous book. Mileck 50 Original blue cloth, with the initials "hh" in gilt on upper board, spine gilt. Very Good copy 289 pp, with 33-page yellow wrappered "Tract vom Steppenwolf" inserted between 64 and 65. [1]-64, [2, yellow wrapper], [34], [65]-289, [1, printer], [2, blank] pp. 1 vols. 12mo First edition, first printing with "1. bis 15. Auflage 1927" on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TOLD AGAIN

      - DE LA MARE,WALTER. TOLD AGAIN. Oxford.: Basil Blackwell 1927. 8vo, white cloth stamped in gold, edges uncut (one roughly), 320p., cloth very lightly soiled else fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 260 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DE LA MARE. 19 Traditional fairy tales are retold by De La Mare including Cinderella, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, etc. Illus. by A.H. WATSON with 8 lovely color plates plus many full page b&w's. A lovely fairy tale gift book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Steppenwolf.

      Fischer 1927 - FIRST EDITION, with the 'Tractat vom Steppenwolf' separately paginated and in faux yellow wrappers that have as usual browned the surrounding pages, 1-64, 1-33 [Tractat vom Steppenwolf], 65-289, crown 8vo, original blue cloth with single fillet gilt border to both boards and author's monogram stamped in gilt to upper, gilt to border of upper board rubbed away in a couple of places, backstrip decorated in gilt with lettering in the same against a black ground, top edge brown with a small amount of rubbing, ownership inscription to flyleaf and stamp to following blank, good.

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        Pièces condamnées

      non paginé Paris, 1927, in-4, non paginé, demi-chagrin violine, dos lisse, titre doré, Un des 100 exemplaires sur vergé de Montval, numéroté et signé par l'illustratrice. 1 frontispice et 6 eaux-fortes (1 pour chaque pièce) de May Den Engelsen, compagne du graveur Frans de Geetere et illustratrice incontournable pour ce qui est du "lesbianisme dans l'art". Bel exemplaire, dos légèrement frotté, intérieur très frais, une page courte de marge. Reliure attribuable, par comparaison, à Franz Ostermann, relieur alsacien plus connu sous le nom de Franz.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Albert UDERZO - Dessin original signé Obélix

      - Albert UDERZO (1927 -), auteur français de bande dessinée Dessin original signé d’Obélix par Uderzo. (3 janvier 1980) Beau dessin du célèbre gaulois Obélix qui fait un clin d’œil. Dessin dédicacé à Carlos, journaliste espagnol qui rencontra Uderzo le 3 janvier 1980 Dimensions : 21,5 x 15,5 cm Encre passé, papier insolé - bon état général Provenance : nièce du journaliste espagnol Carlos [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        You can't win

      The Macmillan company, 1927. Hardcover. Good. 1927. First Edition. 394 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth boards. Dated 1927. Foreword by Robert Herrick. Firm hinges, mild tanning to prelimns but overall a very well preserved text with mildest of age toning. Rough cut page ends. Some softening to spine ends and softly bumped to board edges. Some spotting to board edges at front, less so to rear. Faint mark to spine. A robust and overall still attractive copy of a book that- in influencing William Burroughs- became significant for entire Beat generation.

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        THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].

      New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1927.. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue. .

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        THOMAS L'AGNELET

      - Paris, Javal et Bourdeaux, 1927. In-4 (25x33) en feuilles sous chemise illustrée et emboîtage, 365pp. Très belle édition illustrée de 18 aquarelles originales à pleine page de Guy ARNOUX gravées par Raoul Serres et imprimée à 175 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. L'ouvrage est également illustré de nombreuses vignettes, lettrines, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une suite sur Arches des 18 illustrations; cette suite n'est pas signalée par la justification qui ne fait état que d'une série de 35 suites sur Japon. Usures d'usage à l'étui et quelques traces sombres au papier sur quelques pages, sinon l'exemplaire est en bon état, les couleurs sont très vives.

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        Poems 1914-1927

      London William Heinemann Ltd 1927 - DELUXE LIMITED EDITION, first issue, bound in original quarter vellum with parchment boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Without a dust-jacket but in a archival protective paper-covered slipcase. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Octavo. a2 b4 B-P8 Q4; pp. xii, 232. Edition limited to 115 numbered copies, fully SIGNED by Robert Graves, of which this is Number '70'. A book in Very Good condition. Higginson A24 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The World’s First Conductor-Less Orchestra]. Persimfans: Zhurnal Pervogo simfonicheskogo ansamblia Mossoveta, zasluzhennogo kollektiva Respubliki [Persimfans: journal of the first symphonic ensemble of the Moscow administration and honored collective of the Republic]. Vol. I, nos. 2, 8, 11 (1927–1928) and vol. II, nos. 1–6, 8–11, 13 (1928–1929). Further included are three earlier program leaflets, for January 24–31, February 4–7, and April 11–18, 1927, as well as eleven programs for the period from November 1929 to April 1930.

      Moscow: Pravlenie Persimfansa 1927 - [The World’s First Conductor-Less Orchestra]. Large octavos and quartos (ca. 26 × 17 to 29 × 20.5 cm). Stapled decorative wrappers; 8 to 16 pp. Numerous photographs. One issue with horizontal crease; several issues with old holes to left margin; still a very good set. A sizeable run of this scarce journal published by the first orchestra to play entirely without a conductor, known by the acronym Persimfans (Pervyi simfonicheskii ansambl’, or First symphonic ensemble). As Richard Stites notes in his thorough discussion of the phenomenon, the orchestra’s “ten year existence, 1922-32, was an example of continued belief in unalienated labor, equality, anti-authoritarianism, and—in its date of termination—of the ultimate fate of these things under Stalin. Persimfans and its seventy musicians was a utopia in miniature, a tiny republic, and a model workshop for the communist future” (Revolutionary Dreams, 1991, pp. 135-40). The group grew out of the attempts to create a revolutionary sound, inspired by avant-garde and egalitarian approaches to musical performances throughout the 1910s and early 1920s. As reported in these journals, Persimfans held some of the very first performances in factories, a break with the bourgeois tradition of concert hall performances; their working method, in which precision, efficiency, and independent labor played key roles, likewise paralleled the organization of factory work. Other locations included caserns and workers’ clubs. The performances drew both on classics and on contemporary music and the journal details the orchestra’s varied repertory. Persimfans was instrumental in inviting Prokof’ev back to Russia after his exile; he performed numerous concerts with the orchestra in early 1928, which are described at length in the journal. In addition to concert reports and announcements, it contains biographical articles on composers and performers, as well as reviews by foreign critics. The publication appeared from 1926-29, apparently first as a series of simpler program announcements, and, beginning in 1927, a sequentially numbered, more substantial periodical. As Stites implies, the very notion of a conductorless, egalitarian orchestra would have jarred with Stalin’s vision for a more rigidly controlled Soviet society in the early 1930s. As many powerful supporters, such as Education Commissar Anatoly Lunacharsky, were gradually deposed, the orchestra’s fate was sealed and by 1932 it dissolved. Printed in a small print run for the time, between 2500 and later only 1000 copies. It is likely, moreover, that such materials would have been removed from circulation beginning in the late 1930s, judging from the fate of similar Soviet avant-garde musical experiments of the early 1920s. KVK, OCLC show original issues only at Boston College (microfilm copies are held by the British Library, NYPL, and UC Berkeley). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sämtliche Werke. Kritische Ausgabe. Bände 1-29 in 31 Bänden. Berlin u. Leipzig / Zürich, de Gruyter / Füssli, 1927-1996. Goldgepr. OLwd.-Bde. (30) sowie 1 OHldr.-Bd. (dieser stärker bestoßen).

      1927 - Zunächst von A. Buchenau, E. Spranger und H. Stettbacher besorgte kritische Gesamtausgabe von Johann Heinrich Pestalozzis Werk. Die über 70 Jahre erschienene Reihe sammelt neben Pestalozzis Druckschriften auch Handschriften, Briefe Pestalozzis und seiner Frau, Tagebücher etc.- Wenige Bände leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        THe Roses of the Holy Land containing the extractual forms of the Holy Land and its historical holy places. Beloved amongst the Jewish People. Pirkhey Eretz ha-Kodesh: Yakhil tekhunat eretz hakedosha umekomote'a hahistorim hakhavivim le'am Israel

      [Publisher not identified\, No place of publication provided 1927 - Worldcat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Let's Pretend

      Saville, 1927 One of 156 signed and numbered copies (only 150 were for sale), signed by both Agnew and Shepard, who famously illustrated the Winnie the Pooh books by A A Milne. Simple poems for young children, magnificently illustrated by Shepard on almost every page. Printed on handmade paper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Near fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Boris Godounov

      Paris: L'edition D'art H. Piazza, 1927. Original Wraps. Fine/Fine. Boris Zworykine. Original green printed wrappers, glassine dust jacket and brown paper covered slipcase; octavo, 133 pages; number 431 of 775 copies. Color illustrations by Zworykine. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Verhandlungen des I. Internationalen Kongresses für Sexualforschung, Berlin vom 10. bis 16. Oktober 1926. Veranstaltet von der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Sexualforschung. Redigiert von Max Marcuse.

      Berlin und Köln, Marcus & Weber, -28 1927 - 5 Bände (alles). 25 x 18 cm. Original-Broschur. Unbeschnitten, teilweise auch unaufgeschnitten. Band 2 wasserrandig, lediglich Bd. 4 mehrfach gestempelt. Max Marcuse (1877 -1963) ließ sich nach dem Studium in Berlin als "Facharzt für Sexualstörungen nieder. Während des 1. Weltkriegs war er Stabsarzt in einem Reservelazarett. M. war neben Iwan Bloch, Magnus Hirschfeld, Albert Moll und Hermann Rohleder einer der Begründer der Sexualwissenschaft. 1913 wurde M. Gründungs- und Vorstandsmitglied der „Internationalen Gesellschaft für Sexualforschung". Seit 1919 war er für die Redaktion, seit 1929 auch für die Herausgabe der „Zeitschrift für Sexualwissenschaft" verantwortlich. Sie war das bedeutendste Mitteilungsblatt des jungen Faches. Gleichzeitig publizierte er 1918-31 die „Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Sexualforschung" .M. emigrierte im Sommer 1933 nach Palästina. Die Flucht bedeutete für ihn nicht nur das Verlassen der angestammten Heimat, sondern auch das Ende seines mit den politischideologischen und sozialen Verhältnissen Deutschlands eng verflochtenen wissenschaftlichen Lebenswerks. Er eröffnete in Tel-Aviv eine Praxis für Sexologie, in der er bis ins hohe Alter tätig war." Georg Lilienthal in Neue Deutsche Biographie 16 (1990), S. 141 f. Zu Marcuse siehe ausführlich Volkmar Sigusch, Geschichte der Sexualwissenschaft, Frankfurt am Main [u.a.], Campus-Verlag 2008. Selten. Max Marcuse (1877-1963) was a Jewish-German dermatologist and sexologist. He became an editor for Magnus Hirschfeld's Journal of Sexology in 1919 and continued editing the journal until 1932. Marcuse immigrated to Palestine in 1933. Complete set of (one of the) first congresses in sexology. Original wrappers, uncut, one vol. waterstained, another with several stamps. Rare.

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        Revolt in the Desert

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1927. Quarto. Original tan buckram, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, top edge red-brown, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Title page printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece, 15 further plates by Augustus John, Eric Kennington and others, laid-in tissue guards, folding map of Lawrence's travels in Arabia printed in red and black to rear. Spine gently rolled, tips lightly bumped, a few trivial marks to covers, small portion of cockling to rear. A very good, clean copy in the slightly chipped and soiled dust jacket. Presentation copy of the third impression, inscribed by the illustrator "To Brendy, Feb. 22. 1927, from Eric H. Kennington" on the front free endpaper, with an original sketch by Kennington of a baby's face with a halo and angel wings. With a laid-in slip of Kennington's Holly Copse (Goring Heath, Oxon) notepaper inscribed by his wife Celandine "To dear Brendy with ever-growing love & gratitude from Eric & Celandine Ap[ril] 1927", and Celandine's transcription of Lawrence's dedicatory poem to the complete edition Seven Pillars of Wisdom, "To S. A.", to the title verso. Kennington was the art editor for the Cranwell edition of the Seven Pillars (1926), and contributed seven of the portraits reproduced in Revolt in the Desert, an abridged version and the first of Lawrence's accounts of the Arab Revolt to be published in trade issue: the costs for production of the 1926 Cranwell edition Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. It was published in March 1927, though Kennington's inscription in this copy indicates that the third impression had already been printed before this date. All three of these apparently pre-publication impressions were soon sold out, and two more were quickly added. The profits from this publication made the fortunes of the Cape publishing house. There was also a large-paper issue of 315 numbered copies.

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        Chalkidische Vasen: im Auftrag des Archäologischen Institutes des Deutschen Reiches, mit Benutzung der Vorarbeiten von Georg Loeschke

      Berlin und Leipzig: Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co, 1927.  In german. First edition. VOLS I, II, III. Cloth, 28 cm, ill.==============================================================IMPORTANT:The shipping cost estimated by the system covers books weighing up to 750 gr.; a surcharge depending on the actual weight and destination applies for heavier books. You can also choose an international transporter and pay the shipping cost at delivery in your country.Insurance of the shipment may also be necessary for some destinations.

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        Das Auto-Ein-Mal-Eins. Ein unterhaltender und belehrender Fernkurs. 10 Lieferungen in 2 Bänden

      Boll Buchdruckerei u. Verlagsbuchhandl., Bln., 1927. zusammen 508 S. mit 380 Textabb. u. Tafeln., original Leinen mitSchutzumschlägen. (Vorsätze etwas stockfl./Schutzumschläge etwas einger.) - Sonst gute Exemplare. Mitarbeit der 8. Lieferung: Das Ein-mal-Eins des Motorrades Eduard Voigt, Zivilingenieur und Fachschriftleiter für Motortechnik und Sport. 10. Lieferung: Das Ein-Mal-Eins der Verordnungen, 1. Teil: Haftung und Rechtsfragen von Dr. jur. Herbert Kalies -

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        Handdrucke der Ellena-Presse. 5 Blatt Holzschnitte (3 auf Japanpapier)

      Ellena-Presse (Oberellen/Gerstungen 1927/28). Original Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit geprägten Pressen-Signet, Großfolio (48 cm x 40,5 cm) - 2 Blätter durch Monogram "APW" in der Platte signiert. Im Plattenrand je mit geprägtem Stempel der Ellena-Presse. Die Originalmappe ist in kleiner Auflage erschienen. Sie enthält 5 frühe Werke von A. P. Weber ohne Titelangaben. Zu sehen: Geducktes Volk / Heroischer Ritter / gebeugter Ritter zu Pferd / Walddichte / Gefangener in Ketten - sehr gutes Exemplar -

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        Der 'adschlun (2 Volumes)

      J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1927 - 2 volumes. Volume 1: XVIII + 551 pp. Volume 2: XII + 213 pp. Numerous plates and maps inside second volume. Rare work. German text. Books are ex-library with usual interior marks on title page and front/rear fly pages. Exterior library marks on spine. Books are otherwise in good condition with no non-library marks. Page v of volume 1 is folded. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Greekdrama Books]
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        The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

      George H. Doran Co. New York (1927) - First American Edition, First Issue (mustard cloth and red stamping), in Second Issue dustjacket (with reviews at rear panel). A collection of later Sherlock Holmes' adventures "as brilliant as ever, and their escapades even more thrilling". Very Good, some modest wear, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, small abrasion at lower spine end, scotch tape shadow along partial split at front flap edge, some tiny edge chips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 12. VIII. 1927.

      1927. 1 S. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[...] erlaube ich mir beiliegenden 4stimmigen Canon für vier Männerstimmen vorzulegen. Sollte es mir gelingen, dass der Canon eine gefällige Annahme in Ihrer so weltberühmten Handlung fände, so würde es für mich eine große Freude sein [...]".

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        Tales of Swordfish and Tuna

      NY: Harper and Brothers, 1927. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. 203pp. Prelims a bit foxed, small tear to each hinge, else very good in a lightly rubbed jacket that has some superficial [insect?] damage to the edges.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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