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        To The Lighthouse

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good. Cloth rubbed at extremities, frayed at spine ends, lightly soiled and with several small stains. Dime-sized indentation to front cover. Pages foxed throughout, often rather heavily. First British edition, published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf on their Hogarth Press.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        THE DREAMLAND EXPRESS

      Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc, New York 1927 - Octavo, 56pp. Hardcover without jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Chipping, soiling and rubbing to illustrated boards. Corners are heavily bumped. Abrasions and scratches to rear board. Creasing and light foxing throughout text. Colored illustrations are bright and clean, with only occasional spots of foxing and soiling to margins of page, not affecting the image. Spine cracked at page fifty five. Binding still sturdy. Good copy only. LS CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: Case 14. Spine is dark blue cloth and textless. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        Wie bauen?. Materialien und Konstruktionen für industrielle Produktion. Jahres-Ausgabe 1928. [Deckeltitel verweist auf: 1929, Nr. 2].

      Stuttgart, Akademischer Verlag Fr. Wedekind, [1927] 4°, 286 S. (davon ca. 16 S. Anzeigen), zahlr. Abb., Pläne, OHLwd. m. farb. Deckelill., Etw. berieben (untere Ecke stärker), vord. Gelenk geplatzt, Papier etw. gebräunt. EA. Enth.: «Material; Konstruktion; Skelettbau; Bezugsquellen». - «Stahl? Vulkanfibre? Sperrholz? Gummi? Zellon? Ze[...] Holz? Pappe? Torf? Asbestfaser? Kork? Wellblech? Beton? Glas? Eisen? Kunststein? Emaille? Aluminium?» Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Allgemein Architektur - Innenarchitektur, Design

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        1. Salmon, Andre: Clément Redko. - 2. George, Waldemar: [Joseph] Csaky. Avec in poème de Blaise Cendrars.

      8. 17 S., 1 Bl. + 20 Tafeln / 20 plates 18 S., 1 Bl. + 24 Tafeln / 24 plates. OKart. Original cased boards. Erste Ausgaben. 1st Editions. - Zwei Kataloge der legendären Pariser Edition über den russischen Avantgarde-Maler Clément Redko während seiner Pariser Zeit (1927-1935) sowie über den ungarisch-französischen Bildhauer und Puppenkünstler Joseph Csaky, dem Pionier der kubistischen Plastik. Two catalogues of the legendary Paris Edition primarily about the Russian Avant-garde painter Clement Redko showing his Parisian period and secondly the Hungarian-French sculptor and doll artist Joseph Csaky, a pioneer of the cubistic sculpture. Unbedeutender, schwacher Lichtrand auf Umschlag von 1. Cover of 1 sunned along the margin.

      [Bookseller: erlesenes Antiquariat und Buchhandlung]
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        Balzac Dickens

      - Simon Kra, Paris 1927, 19x21cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Bel et rare exemplaire à toutes marges. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Bel et rare exemplaire à toutes marges.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Yidn Kinstler monografies [monographs of Jewish artists]11 monographs bound together. The binding is detached but the book block is solid. Most monographs have 16 pages, a few have more. In addition, each monograph has at least 12 full page plates. The monographs are: Camille Pissaro by Leo Koenig; Modigliani by Marek Szwarc (shvarts], Benjamin Kopman Jennings [Binyomin]; Benjamin Kopman (Binyomin) by Benjamin Kopman Jennings Tofel and Yehuda Tofel; Shmuel Hirshenberg by Isaac Lichtenstein; Pinhas Kremen by Ozer Varshavski; Sutin by Waldemar George; Max Liberman byh Leo Koenig; Avraham Volkovitz by Bejamin D Kopman; Jacques Lifshitz by Wadenar George; Kisling by Floran Peltz.

      Le Triangle 1927, 1928, Paris, France - 11 monographs bound together. The binding is detached but the book block is solid. Most monographs have 16 pages, a few have more. In addition, each monograph has at least 12 full page plates. The monographs are: Camille Pissaro by Leo Koenig; Modigliani by Marek Szwarc (shvarts], Benjamin Kopman Jennings [Binyomin]; Benjamin Kopman (Binyomin) by Benjamin Kopman Jennings Tofel and Yehuda Tofel; Shmuel Hirshenberg by Isaac Lichtenstein; Pinhas Kremen by Ozer Varshavski; Sutin by Waldemar George; Max Liberman byh Leo Koenig; Avraham Volkovitz by Bejamin D Kopman; Jacques Lifshitz by Wadenar George; Kisling by Floran Peltz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Die Rakete. Zeitschrift des Vereins für Raumschiffahrt E.V.

      Die Rakete. Zeitschrift des Vereins für Raumschiffahrt E.V. 1. Jahrgang 1927 . Herausgegeben von Johannes Winkler, Vorsitzender des Vereins für Raumschiffahrt E.V., IV + 28pp als Ergänzungsheft Januar - Juni sowie die Hefte Juli - Dezember komplett mit den illustrierten Einbänden, Seiten 82 - 172 Erstausgabe, Obrosch., Breslau, Verein für Raumschiffahrt E.V. Die Ausgaben Juli - Dezember enthalten den Erstdruck der utopischen Novelle von Max Valier "Die Fahrt ins All". Eine kosmische Phantasie. Sehr gut erhalten und sehr selten!

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        "We." The Famous Flier's Own Story of His Life and his Transatlantic Flight

      318 pp. Original cloth and dust jacket. Very good. FIRST EDITION. An important presentation copy inscribed and signed by Lindbergh on the portrait frontispiece to Donald E. Keyhoe. On May 20, 1927, Lindbergh left Roosevelt Field, New York in The Spirit of St. Louis. 33 ½ hours later he landed in Paris to a hero's welcome, completing the first solo flight across the Atlantic. This is Lindbergh's book on his great achievement. "We" in the title refers to Lindbergh and his plane. The naval aviator Donald Keyhoe, recipient of this presentation copy, managed Lindbergh's triumphant 48-state tour after the Atlantic crossing. Keyhoe had been a Navy pilot of both balloons and airplanes and in later years was a successful author and test pilot, as well as a leading early authority on UFOs. Keyhoe has signed and inscribed this book. Although signed copies of this book are not uncommon, presentation copies of this quality and interest are rare.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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        Allan and the Ice-Gods

      Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1927 - First edition First Impression 1927. A Near Fine copy just slightly dustyy edges, Jacket has a few small chips and tears at head of spine, reinforced to verso two closed tears to lower panel (2cms) correctly priced at 7/6 and generally clean and bright. Scarce - one of 6000, a lower run than earlier publications when Haggard had been more in demand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Finecopy ABA]
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        Three original ink and watercolour drawings of Duncan by the American modernist artist Abraham Walkowitz

      "[Duncan's] insistence on dancing to concert music paralleled her belief that dance was an art capable of expressing the highest aspirations of the soul. She admired the integration of dance in ancient Greek ritual and theater, and took inspiration from Greek sculpture. The simplicity of her costumes, which were based on Greek tunics, was matched by the unadorned curtains she used as her stage setting. She wished to reinstate in dance the sense of naturalness she perceived in the ancient Greeks and showed that simple movements such as walking, running, and skipping could be used as expressive components of the dancer's movement vocabulary. Although her work is generally regarded as a precursor of modern dance, Duncan also influenced ballet choreographers such as Michel Fokine, particularly in introducing a freer, more fluid use of the torso, untrammeled by the corset that was then a part of the ballerina's uniform. Her simplicity and naturalness seemed radical to audiences accustomed to the visual and choreographic extravagances of the ballet... Her name has evoked a daring, unfettered spirit, and her willingness to defy convention blazed a path for the dancers and choreographers who followed her." Susan Au in Grove Music Online. Walkowitz was born in Tyumen, Siberia to Jewish parents... He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Académie Julian in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens. Walkowitz and his contemporaries later gravitated around photographer Alfred Stieglitz's 291 Gallery, originally titled the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, where the forerunners of modern art in America gathered and where many European artists were first exhibited in the United States... Walkowitz's dedication to Duncan as a subject extended well past her untimely death in 1927. The works reveal shared convictions toward modernism and breaking links with the past. In 1958, Walkowitz told Lerner, "She (Duncan) had no laws. She did not dance according to the rules. She created. Her body was music. It was a body electric, like Walt Whitman... While never attaining the same level of fame as his contemporaries, Walkowitz' close relationship with the 291 Gallery and Alfred Stieglitz placed him at the center of the modernist movement. His early abstract cityscapes and collection of over 5,000 drawings of Isadora Duncan also remain significant art historical records." Wikipedia.. Each drawing ca. 170 x 165 mm. All signed by the artist ("A Walkowitz") in ink at lower portion of sheet. Slightly worn, browned, and stained; remnants of mounting adhesive to verso.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Gnome King of Oz

      Reilly & Lee, 1927-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. First Edition, First Printing. Reilly & Lee 1927. 12 color plates in correct positions. First state dust jacket is in two pieces but otherwise mostly there, with a few chips and several small closed tears around edges. Bind is sturdy and fully intact. Text, illustrations very good throughout. Damp-staining evident on DJ spine, and faintly on back board. Light shelfwear to edges. No name written on ownership page. Price-clipped DJ protected in Mylar wraps. NOT ex-library. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

      [Bookseller: The Book House in Dinkytown]
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        Opera omnia.

      Officine Veronesi di Arnoldo Mondadori (Officina Bodoni), 1927. Quarantanove volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. 300/500 ca. ciascuno. Solida legatura editoriale in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con filetti e fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli. Taglio di testa dorato. Esemplare stampato su carta distinta. Solo qualche macchietta sparsa ai dorsi (alcuni dei quali un po' scuriti alla base), peraltro eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre edizione delle opere di D'Annunzio a cura di Angelo Sodini e con la collaborazione per la stampa di Hans Mardersteig. Tiratura complessiva di 2501 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 2019).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for James J. Hjul on Harrison St. on the Corner of Harrison St. and Essex St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1927 - November 1931.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 20 sheets. Job #003. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Sándor Bortnyik mit seinen Spielfiguren, integriert in ein Bühnenmodell, aufgenommen in "mühely", dem sog. "Bauhaus von Budapest"

      1927 - Verso Spuren einstiger Montierung. guter Zustand . 8,3:5,6 cm. Verso von Sándor Bortnyik eigenhändig datiert und bezeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dietrich Schneider-Henn]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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        Now We Are Six

      A Beautiful First edition copy of the third instalment of Milne's classic winnie the pooh series and a rare find in this condition. Published by Methuen, London; 1927. This lovely book is in Near Fine condition. It is tightly bound in original red boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is some bumping to the corners and spine ends, with some minor loss to the base of the spine, but apart from this and a slight darkening to the spine, the boards are in very nice condition. Internally, the pages are clean and bright and free from blemishes or damage. There is only the slightest hint of toning or age spottingto the page edges and the book is in very smart condition. Provenance: There is a neat gift inscription to the top right corner of the title page dated 1927. The dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, with just some minor chipping to the edges and corners, particularly the spine ends. There are just a couple of slight marks, and a darkening to the spine from sitting on a bookshelf, but the panels retain some of their lovely original colour and the jacket is bright and smart. A lovely copy of this first edition and an ideal book to invest in!

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        History of Ski-Ing

      Oxford University Press, London 1927 - Navy blue cloth boards with gold imprint on spine. Some wear to corners with very slight fading on spine. Light soiling to boards. Tight binding and clean interior. A complete and exhaustive recording of the history of skiing. Arnold Lunn is often called the 'Father of Downhill Skiing' for his endless campaigning to have downhill and slalom racing recognized as International Ski Federation and Olympic events. Signed and inscribed by author to Faith Donaldson, a member of the first American ski team to tour Europe. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 492 pp; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Art Notes Bound issues 1-85 complete

      1927. Softbound. Covers are poor. Contents are VG+. 7 Volumes bound in crumbling thin flexible leather. Profusely illustrated in bw. All edges are gilt. This stunning ensemble includes the issues of Art Notes bound as follows: 1-12, 13-24, 25-36, 37-48, 49-60, 61-73, 74-85. These small publications from Macbeth Gallery in New York are incredibly scarce. Macbeth Gallery was the pre-eminent dealer for American Art in NYC beginning in the 1890s. They published these small booklets to both promote their stock and to educate their customers. They are filled with anecdotal and ephemeral information that will not be found elsewhere. In 23 years, this is the first set of these I have had, and likely the last I will see.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        1927 Intercollegian Wonder Book, or, 1779- The Negro in Chicago -1927 Volume I.; Survey of the Negro's Educational, Athletic, Civic and Commercial Life from 1779 to 1927...

      Chicago: The Washington Intercollegiate Club of Chicago, 1927. First edition. Cloth, light wear to extremities. Small quarto, 232 pp. Ownership signature on front endpaper. A fascinating and encyclopedic look at African-American life, and particularly the South Side of Chicago. No second volume was separately published, however an edition combining Vos. 1 and 2 appeared in 1929.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books ]
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        Le Puits de Jacob

      Albin Michel 1927 - Paris, Albin Michel, 1927 In-8 (20,5cm x 16cm) de [7ff.], IVpp., (2ff.), 323pp., (1pp.), (4ff.) Tirage à 327 exemplaires, dont 12 sur Japon de Shidzuoka avec l'original d'un hors-texte, 15 sur vélin d'Arches avec l'original d'une lettrine et 300 sur vélin d'Arches. Illustré de miniatures en couleurs (1 vignette de titre, 12 hors-texte sous serpentes et 15 lettrines) par Arthur SZYK. Demi-maroquin à coins, dos à 4 nerfs, auteur et titre frappé or, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, celui-ci n°159. Très bel exemplaire, reliure en bel état, intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE EPPE FRÈRES]
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        MOPSA THE FAIRY

      - (LATHROP,DOROTHY)illus. MOPSA THE FAIRY by Jean Ingelow. NY: Harper & Bros. 1927 (1927 I-B). 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), maroon cloth, pictorial paste-on, 259p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (wrapper frayed, light soil). FIRST EDITION. One of the scarcest Lathrop titles, this is illustrated by her with color frontis, 12 full page black and whites plus numerous half-page black & whites and pictorial endpapers to accompany this classic fairy tale. Rare in the dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Einsame Stimme. Ein Buch Gedichte.

      4. Frontispiz,(4),173,(3) S. Orig.-Ganzlederband. Erste Ausgabe, WG 21 Raabe 118,18. - 'Dieses Buch ist in einer Auflage von 900 numerierten Exemplaren im Herbst 1927 für den Martin Wasservogel Verlag in der Buchdruckerei von Emil Herrmann senior in Leipzig gedruckt. Zwanzig Exemplare sind auf handgeschöpftem Van-Gelder-Bütten abgezogen und in Leder, zweihundert in Halbleder gebunden und vom Autor mit der Hand signiert. Dies ist Nr. XI Das Porträt des Dichters ist eine Original-Lithographie von George Grosz' - Unter diesem Kolophon von Max Herrmann signiert. - Außerdem mit Widmung des Verlegers Martin Wasservogel am fliegenden Vorsatz: 'dem lieben kleinen Max Herrmann - dem großen Dichter der kleine Verleger in großer Verehrung 15/11.27 Martin Wasservogel'. -

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        SIDELIGHTS ON PEKING LIFE

      China Booksellers Limited 1927 - Bound in red cloth, front board illustrated with black stamped title and Chinese temple building, title on spine. 4to., 135pp, (1) map of Peking, (1) Errata. A few very mild scuffs and spots and a small ripple at top of front board. Inscribed by the author on the front fly to a Mr. F. B. Sykes, Peking, 1928. A scarce photo illustrated volume of social customs of the Chinese in Peking. Coming at a time when The Republic of China was at odds with communist influence. Interior very fresh and appears to be unread, no damp or foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        Emile Verhaeren

      - A la lampe d'Aladdin, Liège 1927, 9x14,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 40 copie numerate su pergamena colorata, un pareggio dopo 1 Giappone e Madagascar. Associazione a bradel metà marocco angoli neri, schiena liscia, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, coperte conservati, testa dorata. Nizza copia ben stabilito. firma autografa del colophon editore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin teinté, seul tirage après 1 Japon et Madagascar. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi. Signature manuscrite de l'éditeur au colophon.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Autumn Rambles; or, Fireside Recollections of Belgium, the Rhine, the Moselle, German Spas, Switzerland, the Italian Lakes, Mont Blanc, and Paris. Written by a Lady.

      8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ornamented in gilt and blind, all edges gilt; pp. vii, 217; front endpapers removed in the 1920s when two manuscript notes were tipped in, the first from R. H. Isherwood, librarian of the Lancashire Author's Association, expressing gratitude to a Mr. J. Howard Hall for supplying information regarding the authorship of the work; the second from Dr. Henry Brierley, dated 1927, confirming Staley as the author and providing a brief account of her 'eccentric' personality. Very rare privately printed sole edition of this provincially published travelogue by Finetta Staley of Rochdale, of whom little is known. Published for private circulation, in aid of the Rochdale relief fund, the work recounts Staley's luxurious tour of Western Europe; including a stay at Chamonix, Mont Blanc and a trip taken by her husband to the Mer de Glace 'using hands as well as feet' (p. 189). COPAC records copies at only three locations, BL, NLS and Oxford.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Les cinq sens. Album contenant six bois gravés.

      Antwerpen, Éditions Lumière, [1927]. 33 x 26 cm. Los omslag met titeletiket. Daarin een portfolio van Pannekoek-papier met 6 bladen. 6 houtsneden: titel en de vijf zintuigen. Op het portfolio is het colofon afgedrukt. Gedrukt in 276 exemplaren. 1e druk. Omslag wat verkleurd en aan de randen gekreukt.l Dit is een van 20 genummerde luxe-exemplaren op Hollands papier van Pannekoek. Alle zes de houtsneden zijn gesigneerd door de kunstenaar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        We"

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1927. The Famous Flier's Own Story of His Life and His Transatlantic flight, together with his views on the future of Aviation. With an introduction by Myron T. Herrick. Large octavo. Original japon-backed pink paper boards, gilt titles to front cover and spine, pictorial pastedowns, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, 51 black and white plates. Spine slightly soiled, slight marking to covers, corners slightly bumped and worn. A very good copy. Author's Autograph Edition, number 912 of 1,000 copies signed by the author and on behalf of the publishers. Lindbergh's autobiography provides a well-illustrated account of the life of one of the century's greatest adventurers, the first man to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Prejudices: Sixth Series

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. Fine. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum, bound in vellum, and Signed by the author. Spine very slightly soiled, still easily fine in a modestly worn, very good slipcase (not shown in our rotation view).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lino-Cuts : A Handbook Of Linoleum-Cut Colour Printing

      The First UK printing published by John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd in 1927. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. A small rubbed area on the lower edge. Crimson top-stain remains very bright. Mild age related dustiness to the covers. Light offsetting to the end papers with light spotting to the prelims and page edges in places. Text block lightly spotted. Small Bookseller's sticker to the lower rear pastedown. Free from inscriptions. The scarce fragile WRAPPER is in Very Good condition. Some edge-wear and creasing with loss mainly at the spine ends and rear panel edges (see images). The wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book includes an original linocut, 'Crossing The Road', by Claude Flight printed from the artists original lino blocks, in red, cobalt blue and black. Claude Flight was a British artist who pioneered and popularised the linoleum cut technique. He also painted, illustrated and made wood cuts. was a member of the Seven and Five Society in 1923 whose members included Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. He was also a member of the Grubb Group in 1928. He collaborated with Edith Lawrence with whom he had an interior design business, taught at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art from 1926 and wrote and organized exhibitions on linocuts. His pupils included various now-famous print artists such as Lill Tschudi, Cyril Power, Eileen Mayo and Sybil Andrews. Scarce with the wrapper. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        OIL! A Novel

      Published by the Author, Long Beach Calif. 1927 - Bound in tan printed wraps with title and promotional description on front, previous works from Sinclair with prices on rear, spine blank. 7 1/2" X 5", 527pp plus 9 pages of ads at rear. Light chipping and rubbing at edges, front joint cracking at spine on the exterior, but not coming loose. A very good copy of this fairly fragile work. Another of this authors honest and critical looks at the disenfranchised ,business, success and the successfull, in The United States. Sinclair went on to receive the Nobel Prize (1930) for Literature, the first United States writer to do so. Evidently originally self published as the title page says, Lewis must have been testing his own capatalistic power in the book business. This novel went on to become the inspiration for the Daniel Day Lewis classic 2007 film "There will be Blood". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Letters of Gertrude Bell

      London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1927. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. 2 volumes. Small 4to. Illustrated with photographs of Gertrude from childhood and, later, with photographs taken by Bell herself. And with a large folding map of Persia in the second volume. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Traces of foxing and soil of the edges of the text block, and some sunning of the cloth along the top else these are fine copies. In the scarce dustwrappers. Volume one shows a Bell photograph of H. M., King Faisal of Iraq (the country Bell was essentially responsible for establishing); volume two shows a Bell photograph of Auda, Chief of the Abu Tayi. The dustwrappers are soiled and have been strengthened with archival tape along the top of volume one and at the spine tips of both volumes, but they give a very good appearance. Gertrude Bell died in 1926 after a lifetime as a writer, traveler, spy, archeologist, cartographer, and founder of modern Iraq. Her stepmother, Lady Mary Bell (basically the only mother she ever knew), has gathered letters from her girlhood until the end of her life. Here you will find what a brilliant observer and writer she was and why she was able to exert such an influence in the politics of post World War I Arabia, and which earned her the popular title of "Queen of Arabia"

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        List of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1758–1834

      London: Constable & Company Ltd. [vols. 2 & 3]; Phillimore & Co. Ltd. [vols. 3 & 4],, 1927-46. Alphabetically Arranged and Annotated with Biographical and Genealogical Notices. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, blind rules to covers, bottom edges untrimmed (fore edges also untrimmed in volumes 3 & 4). With the dust jackets for volumes 1 & 2. Edges spotted, endpapers browned, short split to vol. 1 inner hinge, vol. 3 very slightly sunned along extremities, vol. 4 spine rolled, the 2 dust jackets spotted, with slightly chipped and frayed spines and joint-ends, and a few other minor nicks or chips. An excellent, bright set. First edition of this extremely uncommon and indispensable reference work, containing over 7,000 records and much improved and expanded from its predecessor, Dodwell and Miles's Alphabetical List, which was published in 1838. There was an 18-year hiatus between the publication of the second and third volumes, and the dust jackets of the first two volumes state that the print-run was limited to 500 copies of each, of which 450 were for sale; the final two volumes were also issued in a limited edition, though the number of copies is not stated. We trace four complete sets in auction records in the last 50 years, with no recorded mention of the dust jackets. Hodson (c. 1883-1963) was an officer in the Indian Army.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: New York, New Jersey, Canada

      New York, New Jersey, Canada, 1927. Very Good. Octavo. Measuring 9.5" x 7". Flexible brown leather with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 60 sepia toned or black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper measuring between 2.25" x 3.25" and 3.5" x 5.5", some with captions. Album is about very good with chipping, tears, and detached pages with near fine photographs. A photo album compiled by J.K. Chase containing 50 photographs depicting New Jersey and New York around 1913 and an additional 10 photographs at the end of the album from a trip to Canada in 1927. The section of 1913 photographs shows family and friends posing at various places in New York State, Washington and Warren Streets in New York City and Clinton on the Hudson and Central, and Northern New Jersey, including beaches such as Asbury Park and Pleasure Bay. Some photos show leisure activities, a woman lying in a hammock, another shows the same woman in full dress posing on the beach as well as a view of the Hudson River from the Speedway. The last portion of the album is used to house 10 photos taken during a trip to Canada in 1927. These photos are all captioned and feature the landscape of Canada including Lake George, Mount Washington, Ausable River and Falls, the Saint Lawrence River, and the Mountains at Magog, Quebec. An interesting group of early 20 Century snapshots of leisure time and vacationing in New York, New Jersey, and Canada.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Pomes Penyeach

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company,, 1927. Sextodecimo. Original green boards, covers lettered in green. Housed in a cream chemise. With the errata slip to the rear pastedown. A little chipping to backstrip, small ink splash to front cover, top edge of first blank torn off. A very good copy of this fragile work. First edition, first printing, a remarkable association copy, Hart Crane's copy, with his ownership signature to the first blank. "For most young modernists, Joyce, quite simply, was God, and Crane was the quintessential acolyte... Crane devoured all of Joyce's works – his letters home are filled with requests for newly published Joyceiana – and before his premature death in 1932, he toyed with writing a critical appraisal of his idol" (Horowitz). Joyce's works had a tremendous effect on Crane. He possessed a smuggled copy of Ulysses, which he deemed "easily the epic of the age. It is as great a thing as Goethe's Faust... He is the one above all others I should like to talk to" (17 July 1922). Crane was also deeply moved by A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which he called "spiritually the most inspiring book I have ever read" (Lewis, p. 18). There is no record of the two men meeting in person, but the poetic association is nonetheless compelling.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Vortex. A Play in Three Acts; [together with:] The Marquise. A Comedy in Three Acts.

      London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1925 & 1927 - 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, printed paper labels to spines and front covers. With the dust jackets. With wraparound band for The Marquise laid-in. Housed together in custom brown quarter morocco slipcase and cloth chemise, all by James MacDonald of New York City. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Contemporary unprinted tissue guards loosely laid-in to a few pages of The Marquise. An excellent set in the lightly toned dust jackets, a couple of marks to front panel of The Vortex. First editions, first impressions. The Vortex premiered on 25 November 1924 at the Everyman Theatre, London, and The Marquise premiered in 1927 at the Criterion Theatre, London. A contemporary review described The Vortex as "clever from beginning to end" (The Times, 17 December 1924). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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