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        La Pierre d'Horeb.

      P. Manuel Brucker 1927. Grand in-8° plein cartonnage illustré à la bradel couverture conservée. Première édition illustrée de 32 bois originaux en camaïeu et 19 culs-de-lampes en noir de Paul-Emile COLIN. Tirage limité à 416 exemplaires, un des 30 sur Japon de Shidzuoka comprenant une double suite (Japon et Chine). Notre exemplaire est en outre enrichi d'un envoi de Georges DUHAMEL : "A Louis DEVRAIGNE en l'honneur de la médecine qu'il sert si bien. Son ami reconnaissant G. DUHAMEL." Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Le cantique de frère soleil. Avec des bois de Janin.

      Lyon, Edition de l'Antilope (Imprimerie Audin), 1927 ; in-4 ; mouton citron à grand décor à froid de style renaissance, dos muet, couverture illustrée conservée ; 10 feuillets non paginés comportant 12 bois gravés y compris celui de la couverture et le frontispice. Exemplaire en partie non coupé. Edition originale tirée à 70 exemplaires ; celui-ci, "E", des 5 sur Japon marqués de A à E., avec une suite complète des bois également sur Japon. "Le 30 janvier 1927 sept siècles après la mort de S. François d'Assise, cette plaquette a été achevée d'imprimer par M. Audin de Lyon, pour les éditions de l'Antilope."

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
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        Marrakech dans les palmes -

      Les Editions Nationales 1927 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 298 pp. Sous étui cartonné fermé par 2 lacets. Couverture rempliée ornée sur les 2 plats. Intérieur très propre. Illustré de 33 aquarelles originales dans le texte et à pleine page de J.-F. BOUCHOR. Bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 550 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 500 sur vélin d'Arches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Österreichs wirtschaftliche Sendung. - Grundlagen einer gesamtdeutschen Volkswirtschaft.

      Wien, hpt - Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky A. G., 1927 - VII, 298 Seiten, 4 Tafeln. Einband lichtrandig und an den Ecken bestossen bzw. aufgebogen. Oben am Kapitell etwas gestaucht und angeplatzt. Etliche Blätter leicht eselsohrig bzw. aufgebogen. Gegilbt bzw. papierbedingt randgebräunt, sonst durchgehend sauber. Solides, gut brauchbares und textsauberes Exemplar. - In Fraktur-Schrift. ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland ein- bis zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!**** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Autograph letter signed. Zwickledt, 1. VII. 1927.

      1927. Large 4to. 2 pp. With autogr. envelope. To the German painter, writer and composer Karl Georg Hemmerich about his illustrations to one of E. T. A. Hoffmann's books (probably "Die Serapionsbrüder"), and about Hemmerich's competence in drawing and composing. - Slight traces of folding.

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        Northern Arabia: The Explorations of Alois Musil. (In: Geographical Review Vol. XVII, No. 2). New York, American Geographical Society, 1927.

      1927. (2), 177-352 pp. With numerous photographs. Original publisher's card covers. Containing (on pp. 177-206) a lengthy article on Musil's work by John Kirtland Wright. The article appeared before many of Musil's own lengthier pieces were published in 1928.

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        ARTS ET MÉTIERS GRAPHIQUES. Vol. 1-68.

      Richly illustrated. Paris 1927-1939. 4°. Vol. 16 and 42 spiral backed. Most of the spines and covers with several signs of use. The interior general in nice and clean condition. With some previous owner's names. (The Special numbers "La Photographie" = no. 16; "Le Livre d'Art International" = no. 26; "Caricatures" = no. 31; "Publicite 34" = no. 42; "Victor Hugo" = no. 47; "Arts et Techniques Graphiques" = no. 59; "Les Plus Beaux Manuscrits de La Bibliotheque Nationale = no. 60; "Paris 1937-New York 1939" = no. 62). Vol. 16 in original slipcase. Text in French.All published!!!NB VED BESTILLING: Beregn et par dages ventetid, da titlen skal hentes fra lager.

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        The Hardy Boys; The House on the Cliff.

      New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1927 - Octavo. Original red cloth with Hardy Boys' shield to front board in black, titles to spine in black, blank endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a red flat back cloth solander box. Inscription to front free endpaper, in the dust jacket with a touch of sunning, toning to white areas, shallow chipping to top end of spine, closed tear to lower end of spine which has been neatly repaired with thin strip of archival tape to verso, closed tear to front top edge, light abrasion to rear panel. A very attractive copy. Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. First edition, first state and format. The second Hardy Boys title. Carpentieri & Mular [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1927. First Edition. Very Good binding/Very Good dust jacket. The First American trade edition. In the publisher's green cloth, letters in blue to the front board with a vignette illustration of a lighthouse in blue as well. The binding is bright. The preliminary pages have scattered foxing as does the edges of the textblock. The dustjacket has a discreet patch to the top of the spine. Overall an attractive copy. Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        To the Lighthouse

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1927. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge yellow. Spine gently rolled and faded, some faint foxing to contents, occasional underlining to text. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of 3,000 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Copper Sun

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, limited autographed issue. ("First edition" stated on copyright page with printing code "G-B" for July 1927.) xi, 89 pp. Copy #83 written on slipcase, spine label, and limitation page at front, where Cullen signed his name. Near Fine in Good black slipcase with some chipping and wear along edges, small piece missing at top edge. One of 100 signed copies in the Harlem Renaissance poet's second collection, illustrated by his brother Charles.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Bibliographia Kabbalistica: Verzeichnis der gedruckten die judische mystik (Gnosis, Kabbala, Sabbatianismus, Frankismus, Chassidismus) behandelnden bucher und aufsatze von Reuchlin bis zur gegenwart. Mit einem anhang: Bibliographie des Zohar und seiner ko

      Leipzig: W. Drugulin, 1927 1st edition. Very Good HC, no DJ. Deutsche sprach/text in German. 1/2 cloth: brown and black patterned paper over boards, backed and corners in black vermiform-grain cloth; gilt titles on spine; 2 color added series title page with woodcut illustration. Clean, square, lightly scuffed covers and spine; light edge wear; small split at spine head; light clean interior but for limited ink marginalia on 9 pages; supple leaves. Series: 'Kabbala; quellen und forschungen zur geschichte der ju?dischen mystik., bd. II'. 8vo, 230 pp; index. Cf, OCLC #13991048.

      [Bookseller: Madden Books]
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        The Woodcut: An Annual.

      Volumes 1-4 (complete). Limited editions; all small folio. Volumes 1 & 2 from the Curwen Press Library with bookplates pasted to front pastedowns, original cloth-backed patterned boards in dust jackets; volumes 3 & 4 with top edges gilt and remainder uncut and original buckram. Nos. 3 & 4 are from the special edition of 80 and 75 copies (numbered 15 and unnumbered) with a signed woodcut by John Nash and Eric Ravilious bound in as frontispieces. The four volumes have woodcuts throughout including some tipped in. Volume 1, in paper binding designed and engraved by Paul Nash, includes essays by Furst, Robert Gibbings on 'The Golden Cockerel Press', Paul Nash on 'Woodcut Patterns', Eric Gill on 'Intaglio Printing from Wood Blocks'. Volume 2 includes essays by Furst, Douglas Percy Bliss on 'The Tools of the Wood-Engraver and Edmund Bucher on Frans Masereel, in paper binding designed and engraved by Enid Marx. Volume 3 includes essays by Furst, W.A. Thorpe on John Nash and Victor Scholderer on 'Wood and Metal in the Invention of Printing'. Volume 4, includes essays by Furst on Bewick and A.F. Johnson on 'Woodcut Writing-Books'. Volume 1 is near fine, with a little rubbing to the extremities, in a worn and torn dust jacket; Volume 2 is near fine, with a little rubbing to the extremities, in a very good dust jacket, faded to the spine; Volume 3 is very good faded to the spine and extremities; Volume 4 is also very good faded to the spine and extremities. A rare complete set preserved in a specially made slip case.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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        HITA CHIKUGO GAWA NO YU: EVENING ON THE CHIKUGO RIVER. [Color Woodblock Print]

      Japan 1927, Yoshida. Color woodcut print,Jizuri self printed. pencil signed title & signature bottom rt. margin, Japanese. "Jizuri," date & title left margin, brush signed lower right. corner, minor frame discoloration in margin, else very good.. A stunning evening scene along the river, done in many soft tones of blue & green, with a bit of orange to reflect the river lights. Superbly executed, nicely done. Brushed signed by Yoshida lower right margin, fine example of his best composition and evening scenes. * REFERENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Yoshida * Yoshida Hiroshi: The Complete Woodblocks of Hiroshi Yoshida #86. * Riccar catalogue # 75 * . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .

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        ORIGINAL PHOTO

      1927. Soft cover. Fine. Leslie Simpson was a successful American mining engineer stationed in Johannesburg. Late in life he took up big game hunting, killing his first lion at age 50. He arrived in East Africa in 1920 on the first Model A Ford seen in the area. He hunted Kenya & Tanganyika throughout the 1920's killing up to 300 lion with his own rifle and under fair chase conditions. This does not include hunts he took part in as a Professional. Around 1920 he had a hunting camp on the fringe of the Serengeti in Tanganyika from which he guided clients like Paul Selby, a wildlife photographer from Johannesburg. Simpson was a wealth man and donated "African Hall's" of taxidermy to the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) and the Los Angeles Museum. He personally hunted each of the animals exhibited in the halls. He is primarily known for being a great lion hunter. Pictured here (right) in an 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photo in near fine condition and in a handsome recent wooden frame.He was considered a rather shy man and photos of him are not common. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        1927 Original Hardback Wisden

      This lot is an 1927 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good to Very Good Condition. It has had no restoration, the front board is good with odd small mark, the spine cloth is very worn but still acceptable or better, good rear board. Inside there is a slight weakness to the hinges, some darkness inside the book and to the page block with a lovely photoplate.

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        Arabische Reise. No place, 1927-1928.

      1927. Large 8vo (172 x 240 mm). Scrapbook containing clippings of the newspaper series "Arabische Reise" and other articles on Arabia, along with various illustrations and music. 80 pp., each sheet covered on one side with coloured paper or cloth. Contemp. green library cloth with cover label. Original clippings of Muhammad Asad's "Arabian Journey", serialized in the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" in 1927, and including other early newspaper articles by Asad (as well as an essay by Hermann Hesse). The handsome album, apparently assembled by a German or Swiss traveller, Georg Hartmann (whose ownership is inscribed on the pastedown and initialled to the upper cover), is decorated with numerous illustrations cut from contemporary magazines, including several showing camel-mounted bedouins in the desert, a view of Mecca, portraits of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, the muezzin's call to prayer (arranged in musical notes), and the original business wrapping paper of the Istanbul confectioner Hajji Bekir, whom Hartmann seems to have visited during a 1928 visit to Turkey. On the pastedown, Hartmann has entered a table of contents (with a - possibly slightly later - portrait of Ibn Saud as King). - Muhammad Asad (previously, Leopold Weiss) was a leading traveller and journalist of the 20th century who, in 1926, converted to Islam from Judaism, eventually becoming a diplomat for Pakistan and a best-selling author. His enthusiasm for Wahhabism is evident from these early travel reports from the Arabian Peninsula, where Ibn Saud had just captured Mecca and proclaimed independence in the Hejaz and Nejd, but had not yet united his dominions into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Indeed, Asad's feature on Ibn Saud (also included here) constitutes nothing less than a hagiographic portrait of the ideal ruler, and his incisive writings on Islam aim to familiarize western audiences with what he perceived as the purest and truest form of the religion he had come to embrace, criticizing occidental images of the Muslim faith gleaned from the Ottoman or Persian tradition, which he viewed as corruptions.

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        Stavba a Basen: Umeni dnes a Zitra, 1919-1927

      Teige. 183 pp. collection of essays, written by the Czech avant-garde book, typographic and layout designer and graphic artist, on modern art, architecture and design, 32 plates. Edges of a few pp. a bit rubbed. Large 8vo. Orig. wrpps., with a striking cover design by Teige, a bit soiled. Prague (Vanek & Votava) 1927. (Edice Olymp, 7-8). The famous work, entirely designed by Teige, offers his perspective on modern design, emphatically rejecting individualistic formulas and supporting collective expression. He offers a penetrating analysis of contemporary architecture, examining the work of a large number of architects and designers.

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        History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Vol. I. 1650-1860 Vol. II. 1861-1922. ( 2 vols.).

      Gale & Polden, 1927. - 1st ed. 2 vols. 254p. + 305p. Photos.5+ 3 Color plates. 20 +21 Maps, many folding. Original blue cloth with beveled edges, Gilt crest on fronts. Gilt lettering. Very heavy. Owner's name on half title, a member of the regiment. Page edge foxing. In mylar sleeves. Near Fine Set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Edited by Edwin B. Frost... and Mary R. Calvert... Part I Photographs and Descriptions. Part II Charts and Tables.

      Two volumes. Oblong 4to. vi, 32; (viii) pp. Publisher's brown buckram, gilt lettered to the spines. Frontispiece portrait of Barnard, 1 full page plate of the Bruce photographic telescope at Yerkes Observatory, part I with 51 silver print photographs - all mounted on linen with a page description opposite - plus part II with 50 charts, each with a numbered key facing. Some minor fading and wear to the bindings, very good overall. Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923) was born into a poor family in Nashville, Tennessee, his father having died before his birth. At the age of nine he began working at a photographer's studio to supplement the family income. His interest in astronomy began early in life as well and though he was pretty much self-taught he soon became an expert comet finder. In 1882 his talent was spotted and he was employed by the local Vanderbilt University as an astronomer, before being taken on by the director of the far larger Lick Observatory in California in 1887. He continued to make important discoveries all the while and gradually began to incorporate the use of photography in his investigations. In 1895 he moved on to the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory where his career reached its apogee with this extraordinary work. One of approximately 700 copies produced, which, by the very nature of the wonderful mounted photographs therein, could never have been mass produced or certainly not to this extremely high standard. Barnard first received funding for the atlas in 1907 and exerted great effort in collecting the data and thousands of photographs for it, checking each one meticulously and selecting only the best. He passed away in 1923 and the work was completed by his colleagues at the Yerkes Observatory - Frost, the director, and Calvert, Barnard's niece.

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        Sein und Zeit. Erste Hälfte. [Alles was erschienen].

      Halle a. d. S., Max Niemeyer, 1927 Gr.8°, XI, 438 S., OLwd. m. Rückenschild u. Deckelpräg., Rückenschildchen m. kl. Verlusten, Rückenkante am Fuss m. kl. Läsur, Vorderdeckel mit wenigen winzigen Stockfleckchen, Bindung etw. gelockert, (meist) feine An- und Unterstreichungen in Bleistift. EA der Buchausgabe («Sonderdruck aus Jahrbuch für Philosophie und Phänomenologische Forschung. Bd. VII»). - Beiliegend eine Originalfotografie (9 x 6.5 cm; Ganzfigur von M. Heidegger vor einem Haus. rückseitig in Tinte betitelt «Prof. M. Heidegger / in Amsterdam / 1930 / Begynhof [Begijnhof]»). - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Schweizer Romanisten Theophil Spoerri (von diesem Name auf Titelblatt und [wohl] zahlreiche Anstreichungen). - «Theophil Spörri [Spoerri]. geboren 10.6.1890 La Chaux-de-Fonds. gestorben 24.12.1974 Caux (Gem. Montreux). [...]. Ab 1909 Romanistikstud. an den Univ. Zürich und Bern. dort 1916 Promotion. 1912-22 Lehrer am Freien Gymnasium Bern. 1922-56 o. Prof. für rom. Philologie der Univ. Zürich (1948-50 Rektor). [...] Polit. und soziales Engagement u. a. in der Neuen Helvet. Gesellschaft und der Moral. Aufrüstung. 1940 Mitgründer und erster Präs. des Gotthardbunds. Die starke religiöse Komponente in S.s Leben bestimmte auch seine Forschung [...]» (HLS). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Philosophie Photographie - Orig.-Photographie

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        Service Station Plans for Goodyear Dealers

      Akron, OH: The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1927, First Edition. Numbered 941 on the verso of the title page, but no limitation is mentioned. Hardcover, oblong 4to., cloth-backed boards. 96 pp. Includes an introduction to the features of a service station (doors, lighting, heating, etc.) plus 21 different designs. Each of the 21 designs includes a short write-up, plus a sketch and overhead blueprint. The designs were overseen by architect Rowland M. Johnson, whose work can still be seen in Cleveland. Very Good. Minor rubbing to the boards. Faint spotting and waviness to the upper edge of the first 6 pages. Clean contents. RARE -- no copies located in OCLC or on the market.

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        Elevator Cars, Elevator Entrances

      Tyler Co., Cleveland, OH 1927 - boards a bit rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13962. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Service Station Plans for Goodyear Dealers

      The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH 1927 - 1927, First Edition. Numbered 941 on the verso of the title page, but no limitation is mentioned. Hardcover, oblong 4to., cloth-backed boards. 96 pp. Includes an introduction to the features of a service station (doors, lighting, heating, etc.) plus 21 different designs. Each of the 21 designs includes a short write-up, plus a sketch and overhead blueprint. The designs were overseen by architect Rowland M. Johnson, whose work can still be seen in Cleveland. Very Good. Minor rubbing to the boards. Faint spotting and waviness to the upper edge of the first 6 pages. Clean contents. RARE -- no copies located in OCLC or on the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Der Steppenwolf

      Berlin: S. Fischer, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. Original pale blue cloth, decorated in gilt and black, original beige dust jacket, printed in black. The Tractat is bound in, with yellow printed wrappers, and separately paginated. 12mo, [9]10-64[33 pages, the Tractat]65-289[1]. Second issue dust jacket with 16. bis 25. Auflage on front panel of dust jacket. Minor expert restoration to jacket. Four copies show in the auction record, only 2 of those with dust jackets; the present copy is the finest copy we have seen. Mostly autobiographical, Der Steppenwolf is Mr. Hesse's best-known work. A blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of modern literature's most prosaic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation, through epiphany. Mr. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946.

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        Photo Album - Colonial Singapore with Rare Views of Pulau Brani Island

      Singapore, 1927. Singapore, Johor, circa 1927-1930. Photograph album of an officer of the British Royal Engineers, stationed at a kampong (hamlet or village) in Singapore, quite possibly on Pulau Brani island in Keppel Bay. At least one photograph is captioned to verso, revealing location. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 7 x 4 cm, and the largest 11,5 x 9 cm. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album measuring approximately 26 x 35,5 cm, black cloth boards. Contains 53 gelatin silver print photographs mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves. Some images mildly faded or creased, otherwise in Very Good Condition. Featuring several nostalgic views including undeveloped bays, clusters of houses on stilts perched over the water, and some colonial buildings, this album possesses some rare views of Malaysia approximately one hundred years ago. Several of the photographs illustrate the cleverly constructed Malay homes on stilts, some with long narrow foot bridges extending to the shore, others with small sampans to embark for access. One of the photographs is captioned to verso, and identifies Singapore across the bay, suggesting that the officer is standing on Pulau Brani island, which does appear to be at the appropriate distance. Two views showing chimney stack also suggest this location, where the Straits Trading Company had established a Western-style tin smelting factory in 1890. Large steamships are present in the bay. The manuscript caption reads as follows: "View of Kampong taken from Sgt.'s Mess, rails on left are on the steps leading from the mess to the Sampans. Part of Singapore docks across the water." Kampong is a Malaysian and Indonesian term for a village. In another Malay village of thatched roof-tops, curious locals all dressed in white cloth garments come out to greet or observe the photographer, making for a charming view. Locals also gather at a central well. Two rare views show a barrack block in the Changi Cantonment, with a large 'Royal Engineers' banner laid on the hillside facing the Johor Strait. Other long narrow edifices appear to also be military quarters. English colonial lifestyle is well illustrated with views of lovely ranch-style residences, the interior of one these being photographed. A group of men heads out for some sport shooting, and a gathering brings together some six couples. We also find one photograph of the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, constructed from 1892 to 1900, in Johor Bahru, the capital of the state of Johor, Malaysia. Other views, including some of the Malay stilt house villages, may also be from Johor. The Straits Trading Company tin smelting facility was equipped with a three-ton reverberatory furnace for smelting tin ore which was shipped from the Malay states, Siam and Australia. In 1904, the Bon Accord Dock & Yard also had ship-repair facilities on Pulau Brani island. . Very Good.

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        Now We Are Six

      Methuen, London 1927 - First Edition. With illustrations by E.H. Shepard. 1 vols. 12mo. First Edition. Original dark red cloth, gilt vignettes on upper and lower covers, t.e.g., others uncut, a few spots of slight marginal soiling, else fine, in slightly worn and soiled dust jacket With illustrations by E.H. Shepard. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Covenant of the KK Kindred" signed by Hargrave

      Kibbo Kift, London 1927 - "Covenant of the KK Kindred" ornately printed, signed by Hargrave, these were issued to all members, numbered and with their adopted Kin identity. This one is for Carol Griffiths - "Lone Kinsman" 19th October 1927. A very scarce item The organisation was founded by the charismatic Englishman John Hargrave (aka 'White Fox'), artist, author and Boy Scout Commissioner for Woodcraft and Camping, who had become disenchanted with the increasingly militaristic tendency in the Scout movement after World War I. Hargrave was promptly expelled from the Scouts by Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell. With a small group of like-minded, dissident, anti-war Scoutmasters and Scoutmistresses under his own direct leadership, he set about building an alternative and very different movement. Baden-Powell expelled Hargrave with extreme reluctance, and only after some wealthy backers had threatened to withdraw funding from the Scouts unless he was expelled. The Kibbo Kift (archaic Kentish dialect for 'proof of great strength'[2]) has been described as 'the only genuine English national movement of modern times' and was certainly very different from Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts. Based on the woodcraft principles of naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton that had been a key part of the early Scout programme, the Kibbo Kift was to be not merely a youth organisation but was to involve all ages and, very daring for the times, it was open to both sexes. The ideas of world peace and the regeneration of urban man through the open-air life replaced the nationalism and militarism Hargrave had detested in the post-World War I Scouts. Kinsmen and women were organised in Clans, Tribes and Lodges. Each individual took a 'woodcraft name', inspired by their ideas of 'Indian-style' names. The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) and while the everyday 'habit' of Saxon hood, jerkin, shorts and long cloak must have seemed outlandish enough in the English countryside of the early 1920s; for ceremonial occasions, brilliantly coloured surcoats or silk-embroidered robes were worn by the various office-holders such as the Tallykeeper, Campswarden, Ritesmaster and Gleeman. Hargrave himself was 'Head Man' and his leadership was dynamic, inspirational and frankly autocratic. The Mark of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift is typical of the symbolism that can be seen in many of their designs. Its meaning is: Worship (The K sign) Forever (the Circle of Unity and Eternity) Life (the Flame) through Knowledge (the Tree). Or again, ‘Worship Life Forever with Knowledge’. The Kibbo Kift's central activities of hiking and camping were refined and elevated to the level of a spiritual exercise. The weekend 'Tribal' Camps and the great annual 'Althing' were marked by colourful and impressive ritual, inspired by their ideas of what Native American ceremonies might be like, but couched in language reminiscent of the Norse Sagas and rich in Saxon archaisms. Kinsmen were not only required to make their own lightweight, one-man hiking tents (the first seen in England) but to decorate them with vivid, symbolic designs of their own devising. Influenced by Hargrave's own artistic taste, an ultra-modern 'futurist' style of design became general, and the robes, regalia, tents and other items of decorative art, often of an extremely high standard, represent an extraordinary 'democratisation' of the avant-garde art of the day. The Kibbo Kift were never more than a few hundred strong. Kinsmen and Kinswomen included the Suffragettes Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, Mary Neal and May Billinghurst, the journalist Henry Nevinson, the photographer Angus McBean, and Ruth Clark. The Advisory Committee included Havelock Ellis, Maurice Maeterlinck, the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, H. G. Wells and Professor Julian Huxley. D. H. Lawrence took an interest in the Kindred and it has been suggested that Mellors in Lady Chatterley's Lover is based on an archetypal Kinsman. The growth of [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gobineau Les Nouvelles Asiatiques Henri Le Riche 15 copies Aquarelle signée

      Buch 1927 - (livres 11300)Comte de GobineauLes Nouvelles Asiatiquesillustrées de vingt-cinq eaux-fortes originales dont sept gravées en coleurs au repérage parHenri le RicheParis, Les Editions d'Art Devambez, 1927Original-vellum-reliure with much goldavec chemise271 pagesavec une aquarelle originale signée et 25 gravures originales de Henri le Riche - dont 7 hors-texte et 18 in-textetous les gravures en 4 etatsNr. 5 de 15 exemplaires sur papier du Japon reliure a bit rubbed, very little brown stains on bindingtres bon etattres rare! Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and pictorial designs to boards gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Boards a little bowed, small dent to fore edge, small marginal tear to final few pages. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Tower Treasure

      Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1927 Very good in original cherry cloth covered boards with block stamped lettering. The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure. 1927 A-1. First Edition issue points: 29 Tom Swift titles in the ad at the back of the book; complete "t" in "talking" on page 31, L 12. Small bookseller ink stamp on front free endpaper. Slight edge wear; and slight foxing on page ends. Very good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        La visite au musicien

      1927. Nrf, Paris 1927, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - Nrf, Paris 1927, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 120 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés en chiffres romains sur vélin simili cuve, seuls grands papiers avec 850 autres vélin simili cuve et après 18 Japon. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain à son amie Aline Texcier. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait d'Alain par Jean Texcier.  Nous joignons la correspondance entre madame Morre Lambelin et Jean Texcier à propos du portrait d'Alain contenu dans cet ouvrage, en tout 5 lettres autographes et un portrait d'Alain par Jean Texcier qui n'a pas été retenu. Agréable ensemble. Agréable exemplaire.   [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 120 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés en chiffres romains sur vélin simili cuve, seuls grands papiers avec 850 autres vélin simili cuve et après 18 Japon. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain à son amie Aline Texcier. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait d'Alain par Jean Texcier.  Nous joignons la correspondance entre madame Morre Lambelin et Jean Texcier à propos du portrait d'Alain contenu dans cet ouvrage, en tout 5 lettres autographes et un portrait d'Alain par Jean Texcier qui n'a pas été retenu. Agréable ensemble.  

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        Urkunden der Ptolemäerzeit (ältere Funde). Band I: Papyri aus Unterägypten. Band II: Papyri aus Oberägypten.

      Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin - Leipzig 1927 - Extremely rare. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin - Leipzig, 1927. First edition. Folio, ix & 676 pages, 2 plates. Bound in a beautiful modern half-leather. This is volume I only (complete for Unterägypten). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les rencontres de Monsieur de Bréot.

      Paris, chez Sylvain Sauvage, 1927.In-4 de [4]-248-[6] pages, couverture rempliée imprimée en noir, gris et bordeaux, sous chemise et étui verts. Etui fendu en plusieurs endroits et avec petit choc, le livre lui-même est en très belle condition, mis à part quelques cahiers légèrement déboîtés mais parfaitement solidaires. "Avec des ornements et des figures en couleurs de Sylvain sauvage", très finement gravées sur bois avec la collaboration de Pierre Bouchet. Ravissante et peu courante édition des aventures de ce libertin qu'est Monsieur de Bréot. Tirage limité à 177 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 140 sur Arches (96).

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        3 (1 autogr. and 2 typed) letters and 1 autogr. postcard, all signed ("Kandinsky"). Dessau and Neuilly-sur-Seine, 21. XII. 1927 to 8. XII. 1936.

      1927. Large 4to and oblong 8vo. 4 pp. on 3 ff. (letters) and 1 p. on 1 f. (card). Fine letters to Georg Schmidt (1896-1965), who was operating from 1927 to 1938 as librarian at the Basel Trade Museum and, at that time (1927), organized an exhibition of paintings by August Babberger, Arnold Brügger, Hanns Joerin, Otto Morach, and Wassily Kandinsky. In his early letters, Kandinsky discusses some details of organizing this exhibition.

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        Der Steppenwolf

      Berlin: S. Fischer, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. Original pale blue cloth, decorated in gilt and black, original beige dust jacket, printed in black. The Tractat is bound in, with yellow printed wrappers, and separately paginated. 12mo, [9]10-64[33 pages, the Tractat]65-289[1]. Minor expert restoration to jacket. Four copies show in the auction record, only 2 of those with dust jackets; the present copy is the finest copy we have seen. Mostly autobiographical, Der Steppenwolf is Mr. Hesse's best-known work. A blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of modern literature's most prosaic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation, through epiphany. Mr. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946.

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        Qui je fus - 1927 envoi autographe signé SIGNED

      - Avec un portrait de l'auteur gravé sur bois par G. Aubert. Paris, N.R.F., 1927, in-12, broché, 90 pages. Edition originale. 1/120 ex. H.C. num. en chiffres romains sur vélin de Navarre, celui-ci enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé à Paul Dermée . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Une Vieille Maîtresse.

      Paris, L. Carteret, 1927. Grand in-8, plein maroquin violine richement décoré sur les plats et le dos, couverture et dos conservés, étui bordé. Un portrait de l'Auteur par Émile Lévy et 24 compositions de F. Schommer gravées à l'eau-forte en noir et en couleur par Charles Thévenin. Édition tirée à 300 exemplaires sur papier vélin du Marais, celui-ci porte le numéro 59. Toutes les illustrations sont en 2 états, 1 en noir et 1 en couleurs.Superbe exemplaire dans une riche reliure parfaitement conservée.

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        Une Vieille Maitresse.

      Un portrait de l'Auteur par Émile Lévy et 24 compositions de F. Schommer gravées à l'eau-forte en noir et en couleur par Charles Thévenin. Édition tirée à 300 exemplaires sur papier vélin du Marais, celui-ci porte le numéro 107. Toutes les illustrations sont en 2 états, 1 en noir et 1 en couleurs. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, L. Carteret - 1927 - 432 pages. Très belle reliure demi maroquin bleu nuit à larges coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre et date en pied dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins. Filet doré bordant les plats. Couverture et dos conservés. Signet. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(27x19).

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        Sämtliche Werke. Kritische Ausgabe, hrsg. v. Artur Buchenau, Eduard Spranger u. Hans Stettbacher. 29 in 31 Bänden. - Und: Sämtliche Briefe. Hrsg. vom Pestalozzianum u. von der Zentralbibliothek in Zürich. 14 Bände. - Zusammen 43 Bände (vollständig).

      De Gruyter/Orell Füssli/Zürcher Zeitung 1927-1996, Berlin u. Leipzig bzw. Zürich - 8vo. Mit einigen Taf. u. Faksimiles. Grüne OLwd. m. RSchild. sowie Orig.-Schutzumschlag bzw. blaugrünes OKaliko m. Rückentitel bzw. OHldr. m. RSchild (Bd. 4,5,8). Vollständige Werkausgabe mit sämtlichen Briefbänden. - Mischauflage von Original- und Nachdruckausgaben in verschiedenen Einbänden: Als Erstausgabe liegen vor: Band 3-5, 7-10, 14, 17a/b, 22, 24 a/b, 25-29, Briefe Bd. 1-4, 8-14, die übrigen Bände als unveränderte Nachdrucke. - Die drei Halblederbände m. Resten v. Rückensignaturen, sonst nur geringfügige Lagerspuren, gute Bände. 35000 gr.

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        Autograph Quotation signed ("M.A. Foroughi"). In French. [Paris]., September 1927.

      1927. Folio. 1 page. On uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of Mohammed-Ali Foroughi to the Committee of the World League for Peace (Ligue Mondiale pour la Paix), a remarkable organization formed in 1925 with close ties to the League of Nations. The Committee itself was composed of such notaries as Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, King Carol II of Romania, John D Rockefeller, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein, who personally gathered the present manuscripts over the course of seven years (1925-32). Among the public figures who contributed to the project were dignitaries from the newly-created League of Nations' member states. "Peace will reign over the world and a true League of Nations will exist on the day when we will have truly understood that men, in order to be true men, must, contrary to the beast, band together instead of tearing each other apart, and that in the struggle for life they must fight, not the one against the other, but all against nature, or rather against our ignorance of the physical and moral laws of nature. This thought has been admirably expressed by one of our most illustrious philosophical poets, Djelaladdine, nearly 700 years ago in a couplet which I should like to quote verbatim: 'The wolves and the dogs are disunited, / The true men are always in perfect accord'. [Signed] M. A. Foroughi, Premier Delegate of Persia to the League of Nations". Foroughi became Director of the Tehran School of Political Science in 1907. He was instrumental in the bringing to power of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi after Reza Shah was forced to abdicate in 1941 and subsequently became Ambassador of Iran to the United States. Pax Mundi. Livre d'or de la paix. Enquete universelle de la Ligue mondiale pour la paix sous le haut patronage de son comite d'honneur avec l'approbation de la Societe des nations, du Bureau international du travail et de la Cour permanente de justice internationale. Geneve, Societe paxunis, 1932.

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        L'honorable partie de campagne. Avec vingt-neuf compositions gravées à l'eau-forte, en couleurs par Foujita.

      P., Librairie Gallimard, 1927, In-4, plein maroquin brun, plats ornés d'un filet doré et mosaïqués aux angles d'un motif floral, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, 223 pp. Tirée à 357 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci des un des 20 sur Japon Impérial en tirage de tête.

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