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        Cowboy Stuff

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1927. First, Limited Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition, number 169 of 500 copies of the Author's Autograph Edition, signed by the author, illustrator and publisher. Cowboy poetry illustrated with evocative full page illustrations by Ziegler, each page embellished with Western themed border decorations in green, decorative color initials in the preliminaries. Brown textured cloth with Japan vellum spine and corners, front cover label, about 12.25" tall. Some very minor cover wear and some very subtle old shelf soil, two very tiny (3mm) chips to center of rear cover, very slightly tanned spine, good hinges, firm text block, predictably subtly age-toned but clean pages with an old transparent stain affecting the far bottom of the endpapers and only four pages within the book (no more than 3/8" from bottom), no other names or markings.

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        THE SECRET OF FATHER BROWN

      Cassell & Company Ltd., London 1927. First edition hardback in dustwrapper. First UK Edition. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles on spine. VG+ clean and bright with soem foxing and dustiness to the edges, feint spotting to the endpapers, otherwise clean and bright. In Good+ non restored dustwrapper showing overall chipping, rubbing, creasing and some discolouration. Still a pleasing example. 8866

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        The Tower Treasure

      A very good first edition (1927A-1) in a very good 3rd edition dust jacket (1929A-3) with a small chip on the front panel. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        PHOTO ALBUM OF H.M.S. HAWKINS CRUISE TO SHANGHAI IN 1927. [With a Photo of KMT S

      [Shanghai] 1927. Group of 34 b.w. photographs, 7.8 x 10 cm.,. all very clean, bright silver gelatin type photos, corner. mounted in a cloth covered album, 21 x 13.7 cm., very good. strong, clear images very little fading, string tied spine.. A GROUP OF 34 ORIGINAL 1927 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS This is a fascinating collection of original & personal photographs taken by an unidentified H.M.S. HAWKINS naval officer. A stunning set of [1927] Shanghai-related images. * Page 1: The officer is pictured on the first page, no caption, but obviously it is him. He stands adjacent to a Chinese in black long gown in an arrogant and haughty stance, both hands on his hips in a smart naval uniform. * All photos below are captioned in white ink on black paper: . Pages 2 & 3: A group of three other photos of a single man; one in naval uniform captioned: "P.S. Bloomfield" in smart boots and uniform. Next also captioned: "P.C. Bastin" in pith hat with khaki shorts, typical 'kit' or uniform & "P.C. Stenland" in civilian clothes. I believe them to be shipmates of the creator of the photo album. * Page 4. "H.M.S. HAWKINS [D86] Aft Guns." * Page 5. "SHIPPING ON THE WHANG-POO" * Pages 6 & 7: "THE WHANG-POO" * Page 8. "SOOCHOW CREEK. GARDEN AND CHAPOO BRIDGES." * Page 9. "R.A.F. OVER THE WHANGPOO." * Page 10. "BUBBLING WELL STATION" * Page 11. "LAKE IN JESSFIELD PARK." * Page 12. "YANG-TSZE POO." * Page 13. "BRITISH FIELD GUN BOXER RELIC." * The remainder of the photos have no captions. * Page 14. Nationalist Chinese soldiers on march through a Shanghai street. A rare look a at the beginninf of the Civil War ! Note: The Chinese Civil War [1927-1950] was a civil war in China fought between forces loyal to the government of the Republic of China led by the Kuomintang (KMT) and forces of the Communist Party of China [CPC].The war began in April 1927, amidst the Northern Expedition, and essentially ended when major active battles ceased in 1950. * Page 14. Two photos: Small Chinese alley with a rickshaw. And the Monument to the fallen soldiers in World War I. * Page 15. Two photos: A Shanghai street facing the river. Two foreigners on the Bund with hill in the background. * Page 16. A view from the hill of the lake and harbor. The same two foreigners [ man and woman] standing before a large rock. * Page 17. Shipping in the Whang Poo. * Page 18. Two photos of a dog. * Page 19. A large commercial steamer ship and a small island in the Whang Poo. * Page 20. Two photos: Two sailors aboard ship in Shanghai port, a view of the forecastle. * Page 21. Two photos: Views of the companion way and the life boats. * Page 22. Two photos: View of the life boat being launched & a view of sheep in "steerage." * Page 23. A view of Chinese and their bamboo baskets in "human steerage." * Page 24. Sunset on the Whang Poo river and departure. *** REFERENCES: H.M.S. HAWKINS [D86] was a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy was commissioned on 25 July 1919 and became the flagship of the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron on the China Station. in December 1929, and became the flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron as part of the Atlantic Fleet * About the H.M.S. HAWKINS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hawkins_(D86) * Silver Gelatin Photo prints: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy -ab&q=silver+gelatin+print&oq=silver+gelatin&gs_l=hp.1.0.0l1 0.1485.1485.1.2844.1.1.0.0.0.0.78.78.1.1.0.les%3B..0.0...1c. 1.3.hp.0WY9qQhs95k&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv. 42553238,d.cGE&fp=5a810d94e64ac590&biw=1024&bih=607 * 1927 Civil War in China: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q= 1927+china+civil+war&oq=1927+china&gs_l=hp.1.5.0l5j0i30l5.22 81.4515.1.9375.10.10.0.0.0.0.953.1639.9j6-1.10.0.les%3B..0.0 ...1c.1.4.hp.YCaUO9neFw4&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&b vm=bv.42661473,d.cGE&fp=b3359863b85606b5&biw=1024&bih=607 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        FAUST

      Dingwall, Rock Limited New York 1927. Very Good+ with no dust jacket Not First Edition Hardcover SIGNED BY CLARKE. Tight, bright copy of limited edition, this is number 525 of 1000. Grey paper covered boards with one half vellum, vellum slightly darkened, but tight. Hint of tear in paper covering board on front panel, but not weakened or broken - reason unexplainable. Very light wear to four corners, spine title is faded, there is some scattered foxing on first free page and first page of preface. Top edges gilt, fore and bottom edges deckled. A 1/8 inch closed tear is at the top of the spine. SIGNED by Harry Clarke. EIght color plates, plus many text and full page black and white illustrations. Bright green, black, and white end papers with Clarke monogram in corner. Translated by John Anster. ; 8vo; 254 pages; Signed by Illustrator

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        The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes:

      George H. Doron Company, New York 1927 - As new, tightly bound book of original amber cloth in sharp, very near fine original jacket, with minute folds on spine and a closed tear toward the front. Extremely scarce in this condition. Back of the dust jacket lined with advertisements for other Doran books of the day. Elegant bookplate on front page, reading "From the library of Henry E. Lester." The final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories (56 in total) by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Extremely rare first edition copy in unparalleled as new condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sporting Works (7 volume set)

      Derrydale, 1927-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 7 volume complete set. Signed on title page by author, Edith Somerville. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with black, gilt ruled spine labels. Top edge gilt. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Illustrated end pages. Hitchcock Ed. - One of 500. Frazier S14a. Siegel 6. ABPC 78 This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        The Youth's Companion

      Concord, New Hampshire: December 3, 1925 - December, 1927. Pictorial wrappers. Slightly rubbed at lower right corners (where pages turned) but overall fine with barely any tears in margins. 14 x 10-3/4 inches. Lacking February, 4 and March, 25 1926. Together 53 issues Profusely illustrated, some illustrations in colour Thirty of these issues contain nautical fiction stories. The highlight of this rare collection is the November 4, 1926 issue which contains "A Northland Miracle" by Jack London. It is "Jack London's Last Remaining Short Story Masterpiece, Never Before Published." [Walker & Sisson, The Fiction of Jack London #188 "Hitherto Unlisted Story"].

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        Salome. A Tragedy in One Act. Inventions by John Vassos.

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1927 - Small quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, black and gilt endpapers, top edge yellow, text embellished throughout with clusters of silver stars. With the pictorial dust jacket designed by Vassos. Contents very faintly toned. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with a few tiny chips, partial toning to front panel and mild rubbing to rear panel. With 12 black and white plates by John Vassos. First edition illustrated by John Vassos, first printing. Romanian-born John Vassos (1898–1985) was an American industrial and graphic designer famous for designing the first commercially available television sets and many other popular products and logos. In 1926 Vassos's design for a cover illustration for a stage production of Salome caught the attention of publishers E. P. Dutton, resulting in the commission for this book, which would become the first of nine books illustrated by Vassos between 1927 and 1935. A delightful example of modernist book design, with beautiful endpapers and jacket designed by Vassos. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ainou, Japonais, Bouriates.

      Masson et Cie. Editeurs, Paris, 1927. - EA. 2 Bände. Mit 48 Tafeln auf starkem Karton mit jeweils durchschnittlich 4 fotogr. Abb. Beide Bände OBroschur mit Schutzumschlag. 53 S. (185 - 238) plus Tafelband. 4°. Sehr guter Zustand, keine Gebrauchsspuren, vollständig. Montandons seltenes und teueres Hauptwerk 'Au Pays des Ainou. Exploration Anthropologique', von 1927, liegt hier vor als Sonderdruck des Verlegers Masson-Editeurs, bereinigt um den kraniologischen Teil 'Craniologie Paleosiberienne'. Also der ethnologisch/anthropologische Teil inklusive der wunderbaren 48 Tafeln auf starkem Karton, so, wie sie auch im Hauptwerk vorhanden sind. Sehr selten! MIT DABEI!: Montandon, La Civilisation Ainou et les Cultures Arctiques, Paris 1937, ebenfalls ausgezeichnet bebildert, 1A-Zustand.

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        L'Architecture Francaise, 3 vols.; Reimpression de l'edition originale de 1727; Publiee par les soins, avec une introduction et une table des matieres de M. Louis Hautecoeur

      Librairie Nationale D'Art et D'Histoire / G. Vanoest 1927-1929, Paris - Three volumes. First edition, published 1927-1929. Folios, original leather-backed portfolios with cloth ties housing loose plates, heavily illustrated, a Good ex-library copy with typical treatments (bookplates, labels on spine-bottoms, etc.), wear to some pages including creasing or loss to the edges of some of the pages, age-toning and soiling to some pages, soiling to the covers, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the portfolios including some fraying or loss. Text in French. This set is large and rather heavy and will no doubt require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        FLYING DEATH ...

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,. 1927. title page printed in orange and black, original yellow cloth, front panel stamped in green and blind, spine panel stamped in green.. Early owner's signature on front paste-down. A fine copy in very good. pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Will Foster) with light dust. soiling, several short closed tears at edges with small internal tape. mends, and clipped price. Rare in jacket. (#149454). First edition. Fantastic adventure novel concerning the activities of the "Flying Death," an organization of aerial bandits. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 112. Reginald 00799. Bleiler (1978), p. 14. Hubin (1994), p. 45.

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1927. First Edition; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Cloth. A lovely, just about Fine first edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, printed on handmade paper, signed by both author Milne and and illustrator Shepard. This particular copy is an unnumbered presentation copy for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Bound in salmon paper covered boards with printed paper label on front board, beige buckram spine, edges uncut, many pages still unopened. Minor offsetting to endpapers, overall just about Fine condition in rather Good+ dust-wrapper, chipping to ends of tanned spine; Milne's a book of thirty-five children's verses including poems such as "King John's Christmas", "Binker" and "Pinkle Purr". Eleven of the poems in the collection are accompanied by illustrations featuring Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne dedicated this publication to Anne Darlington, childhood friend of his son, Christopher Robin, "because she is so speshal" [sic]. .

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        Jahrbuch der Einbandkunst 2.-4. Jahrgang 1928-1930 in 2 Bänden * H A L B L E D E R - Handeinbände / H A L B F R A N Z B Ä N D E

      Leipzig, Verlag für Einbandkunst, - Vollständige Ausgabe in 2 prächtigen Handeinbänden der Zeit: jeweils echter Halbfranzband (Maroquin-Halbleder / HLdr) kl.folio im Format 22 x 31,6 cm mit grünem Lederrücken, handgestochenem Kopfband, Lederhäubchen, vier erhabenen Dreifach-Bünden, Rückentitel in Goldprägung und Kopffarbschnitt. VII,234 und 167 Seiten, mit 144 - teilweise ganzseitigen - Fotoabbildungen von Bucheinbänden der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart auf Kunstdruckpapier. -"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Wichtige Veröffentlichung zur Einbandkunde alter und neuer Zeit. Die Herausgeber haben "sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, der Einbandkunst aller Zeiten und Länder zu dienen, durch wissenschaftliche Erforschung der alten und durch Darstellung der modernen Zeit . . . Das Jahrbuch will dem Bucheinbandforscher eine Stätte sein, wo er die Ergebnisse seiner Forschung veröffentlichen kann." (Vorwort). - Mit Beiträgen von Otto Dorfner, D.Cockerell, H.Endres, H.Fürstenberg, E.P.Goldschmidt, K.Haebler, G.D.Hobson, M.J. Husung, E.Kyriss, H.Loubier, E.Preetorius, I.Schunke u. a. - Erschienen die Jahrgänge I-IV (1927, 1928, 1929/30) und V (1937): Buch und Schrift. Jahrbuch des Deutschen Vereins für Buch- und Schriftkunde, Band X). - Erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1927. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard . Small quarto. Original oatmeal cloth-backed orange paper boards, title label to front board printed in black, edges untrimmed, partly unopened. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Sheppard. Mild offsetting to endpapers, a touch of soiling to boards, in the toned dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine, closed tear to lower spine end. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, large paper issue. Number 143 of 200 copies printed on hand-made paper and signed by both Milne and Shepard. With the spare title label pasted onto the rear pastedown.

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        Hotel Imperial (First Hungarian Edition, photoplay screenplay edition)

      Budapest: Singer és Wolfner Irodalmi Intézet, 1927. First Hungarian Edition. Screenplay for the 1927 silent film, a photoplay edition with a photographic image of the film's star, Pola Negri, on the front wrapper. With the logo of the film's Hungarian distributor, Royal Apollo, on the front wrapper at the bottom right corner. Biró wrote the 1917 play, "Színmü négy felvonásban," upon which the 1927 American silent film was based. The screenplay was written by Jules Furthman, and this edition, a Hungarian translation of the screenplay by the author of the play, was heretofore unknown to us. The film was directed by Mauritz Stiller in 1927, and starred Negri, James Hall, George Siegmann, Max Davidson and Otto Fries (whose names appear on the rear wrapper of this edition). It was the final directorial effort of Mauritz Stiller, who returned to Sweden after being rejected in the US by the love of his life, Greta Garbo. This, coupled with the death of Pola Negri's ex-lover Rudolph Valentino during production of "Hotel Imperial," earned the film a reputation as being jinxed. The jinx continued with a troubled sound version remake, first put into development in 1936 by Henry Hathaway and to have starred Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer, which suffered numerous revisions and was finally released in 1939, directed by Robert Florey and now starring Ray Milland and Isa Miranda. It was remade once again, with much greater success by Billy Wilder in 1943 as "Five Graves to Cairo." In the 1927 version, Negri plays a chambermaid in a small Galician hotel. When World War I erupts, the town in which Pola lives is alternately occupied by both the Russians and the Austrians. As the film's various intrigues play themselves out, we learn that Pola is actually an aristocrat, posing as a maid to find her sister's murderer, which she does with the help of handsome Austrian officer James Hall. Perfect bound wrappers, with titles printed on the spine. About Very Good, with some fray at the spine ends and shallow creasing at the corners. Still, a tight, clean copy overall.

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        Hypothèses sur les amateurs de peinture à l'état latent, un postulat et 16 lithographies en corollaire

      Au 19 de la rue Servandoni à Paris, sixième (chez l'auteur) 1927 - in-4 (28,5x23cm), broché, couverture à recouvrement, faux-titre, titre, 10 pages de texte, 16 lithographies, colophon. Edition originale, tirée à 176 exemplaires, celui-ci n°6. Les illustrations ont été tirées sur les presses de Mourlot et coloriées à la main sous la direction de R. Lecourt. Dans cet ouvrage, Bruller s'est amusé à parodier les peintres Edouard Detaille, Picasso, Matisse, Soutine, Marval, Rouault, Maurice Denis, Pascin, Bonnard, André Favory, Juan Gris, Kisling, Vlaminck, Marie Laurencin, Paul Signac, Henri Rousseau. Jean Bruller a été co-fondateur des Editions de Minuit. Exemplaire en partie débroché, couverture légèrement fanée. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Gedichte. Leipzig/Prag/Wien, Verlag Ed. Strache (1920). 4to. 215 S. Blauer Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel u. Goldschnitt.

      0 - Erstausgabe und eines von 300 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Widmungsexemplar an "Hilde und Walter Schatzki zur Erinnerung von Albert Ehrenstein. Frankfurt, Herbst 1927". Ehrenstein war eine der zentralen Gestalten des Wiener literarischen Expressionismus. 1910 machte ihn das Gedicht "Wanderers Lied", das sein Förderer Karl Kraus in der Zeitschrift die Fackel veröffentlichte, mit einem Schlag weltberühmt. "Töte dich! spricht mein Messer zu mir. Im Kote liege ich; hoch über mir, in Karossen befahren meine Feinde den Mondregenbogen". Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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. Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. 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. First edition, first state and format. The second Hardy Boys title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Letters.

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1927. Selected and edited by Lady Bell. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles gilt to spines between blind rules, blind panels to upper boards. With the dust jackets. Frontispiece to each and 30 other plates in all, folding map of Persia at the rear of Volume II. Contemporary stationer's receipt laid in. Spine of the first volume gently rolled, the faintest of spotting to edges, tanning to gutters of free endpapers as usual, the dust jacket of vol. I with tape repair to front panel verso and a short closed tear to the bottom edge, but an excellent, fresh copy in the very slightly marked dust jackets. First edition. Uncommon in the first edition, rarely encountered in the jackets. "Bell's adult life divided into three phases. In the first, during the 1890s, contemporaries saw her as 'an accomplished young lady of good family and brilliant intellectual gifts.' But dissatisfied with the conventional role of domesticity and philanthropy assigned to well-to-do, unmarried women, she turned to independent travel, first in the Alps, then in the Middle East, with the intellectual dimensions of archaeological discovery and political observation. The latter enabled her to assume a public role as the First World War and the end of Ottoman rule in Arab lands created an official outlet for her expertise. At her death she was commemorated as a brilliant public servant, who helped to shape the post-war settlement in the Middle East and in particular the creation of the kingdom of Iraq. H. St J. Philby called her 'the maker of Iraq' and reflected that if Feisal's kingdom survived the vicissitudes of time, 'it will stand forth in history a monument to her genius, to the versatility of her knowledge and influence, and to the practical idealism tempered with honest opportunism which were the outstanding characteristics of a remarkable Englishwoman.'" (ODNB)

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        Florida Letters

      Florida, New York. 1927. A collection of 113 letters sent to Shelter Island, New York native, Glorian Duvall while she was attending finishing school at the Lasell Seminary School in Newton, Massachusetts from her parents who were spending the winter months of 1927 in Florida. All letters are very good or better with modest age-toning and tears from opening. Between the months of January and April of 1927 Glorian Duvall received a series of 113 letters from her parents, sent nearly every day while they were on a trip to Florida starting on the train from New York in order to escape the northern winter. Mr. Duvall worked in insurance, one letter explains to Glorian how he was working with a couple to help them receive money after a fire. They stayed at the Kenwood in Saint Augustine, and at the Seaside Inn in Daytona Beach, often sending their letters written on hotel stationary, as well as numerous Florida-themed postcards and photographs with scenes of sunsets, people fishing, and various sights of the Sunshine State. The postcards depict a variety of Florida landmarks including The Ponce de Leon Hotel, Hemming Park in Jacksonville, sunsets with palm trees, St. Augustine Links, and the Alcazar Hotel.The letters tell of their fun in Florida for "the season" where they went on outings throughout the area, competed in Charleston dance competitions, and enjoyed the weather. In a letter dated January 25, 1927, which includes a feather paper clipped to it, her mother writes, "If you want a little taste of South Beach just put your tongue on these feathers... and you will get a tang of sea spray dashing up there so beautifully." Another letter from her father says, "Mamma and I are planning to take a little trip out to the central part of the state near Eustis, to a place called 'Howie in the Hills.' It is said to be the highest part of Florida and a wonderful section for orange groves."In February they went to Daytona Beach before heading back to St. Augustine for the duration of their stay. A postcard dated February 16, 1927 reads, "here we are at the Seaside Inn Daytona Beach. It is in a very pleasant location for the hotel faces right on the ocean. We have a front room so we will see the moonlight on the ocean from our room." Her father writes that he "took a bath in the ocean and enjoyed it very much." While they were away they had to persuade their 17-year-old daughter from getting engaged. Her mother writes, "it is perfectly beautiful, this young love and I know the ecstasy which is thrilling you as you think of yourself the beloved of some sweet fine boy, but...it is well to know many men before making a selection for life." An extensive account of a seemingly well-to-do New York couple's trip to Florida in the late 1920s as seen by their correspondence to their teenage daughter. .

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        "Hygæa" krydser ind.

      Træsnit. 1927. 42x40 cm. Betegnet i blyant af Johannes Larsen: "Ottende Prøvetryk 23 Febr. 1927 Jl (i monogram). Th. Oppermann fra Johannes Larsen til Erindring om Firsernes Kjerteminde.Monteret i syrefri passepartout.. Billeder viser Johannes Larsens far købmand Jeppe Andreas Larsen (1834-1910), der ser efter et af sine skibe, der vender hjem efter langfart. Th. Oppermann var kunstner, forfatter og i en periode direktør for Thorvaldsens Museum. Holger Rasmussen 169

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        Om djur och om människan i djurvärlden.

      Huvudsakligen om en liten och inställsam rovlysten, om det skydd den får hos människorna, om kelandet med den. Av ICN. Stockholm, O. L. Svanbäcks boktryckeri, 1927. 80 s. Häftad och lätt nött. Bra ex.. Första upplagan, som drogs in och makulerades av författaren. Om de olika upplagorna av denna bok skriver Gustaf-Otto Adelborg att "Conradson, som var till ytterlighet självkritisk och noga övervägde varje faktum, ord och formulering, tyckte emellertid, att denna första upplaga hade vissa brister, och lät inom kort draga in den i och för makulering. En andra 'ny, översedd och något tillökad upplaga', omfattande 90 sidor trycktes 1928, men makulerades omedelbart. Mot slutet av 1928 trycktes så (i 500 ex.) 'ny, översedd och ytterligare tillökad upplaga', som med sina 110 sidor tillsvidare blev den slutgiltiga." Boken är en moraliserande genomgång av djurs egenskaper. Framförallt behandlas katten, som beskrivs med ett oreserverat äckel och ett till det psykotiska gränsande hat. "Hur den ser ut! En blandning av sliskighet och rovlystnad, ett ohyggligare uttryck än den vilda mordlusten. [...] Ett inställsamt, sliskigt pinoredskap [...] en blick med endast ondskans liv. Hur lömsk den ter sig." "Hur vederstygglig den är skapad. Vilken vidrig eld i ögonen, de brinna, där den färdas tyst som en skugga". "Och vad är det för slags känsloliv som trivs med katten? Det är för lågt känsloliv." En av sina få tillskyndare fann boken i ovan nämnda Adelborg, själv katthatare av rang. Han skrev långt och välvilligt om boken i "Social-demokraten" 1927, och sedan ännu längre när den tredje upplagan kommit ut, en artikel som publicerades först i hans bok "Redogörelser och utredningar" 1952. "Man behöver inte läsa många rader i den skrift, som här refereras till", menar Adelborg där, "för att finna, hur fri från fördomar dess författare är, hur höjd över fåfänga spekulationer och blöt sentimentalitet. Författaren är saklig utan att vara torr, han är skarpsinnig och tydlig, men tillika så uppenbart varmhjärtad och så livlig, frisk och naturlig i sin skildringskonst, att framställningen blir sällsynt gripande och övertygande." Adelborgs djupa sympati för Conradssons bok kom också att leda till en slutgiltig brytning mellan honom och kattägaren Vilhelm Ekelund. "Det är egentligen blott två svenska moderna författare som djupt fängslat mig" skriver han i "BLM" 1952, "Vilhelm Ekelund och Ivar Conradson. Redan från början skattade jag dock Conradson högre [...]. Det stod genast klart för mig, att detta var en märklig skrift, av största betydelse för en klar, rättvis uppfattning av livets fenomen". Adelborg sände boken och sin recension till Ekelund och ansåg sig "ha all rätt att vänta, att han skulle tydligt visa sig förstå och erkänna vad boken gällde och betydde." Istället skickade Ekelund en månad senare en kort lustifikation. "En förolämpning utan gräns" enligt Adelborg, och därmed var bollen satt i rullning som skulle leda till slutet för deras vänskap

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        La Jonque de Porcelaine. Illustrations de Francois de Marliave (20) gravees sur bois en plusiers couleurs par E. Gasperini.

      Paris Bernard Grasset 1927 - Privater Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Titel und Autor in Golddruck auf Rücken, Lederecken und marmorbezogene Deckel, Einband wenige Gebrauchsspuren, Buntpapiervorsätze, Kopfgoldschnitt und rotes Lesebändchen, miteingebunden Rücken des ehemaligen Broschur-Einbandes. (12 S.) mit Titel und farbigen Eingangsholzschnitt, 219 Seiten auf Papier Velin d’Arches mit 20 farbigen Holzschnitten und 18 farbigen Holzschnitt-Initialen, 8°. Tres bon etat - - - Exemplar Nr. IX von XXIX Exemplaren für die Mitarbeiter des Buches! Aus dem Kolophon: "Cet ouvrage a ete tire . trente exemplaires sur meme papier, marques exemplaires de collaborateurs es numerotes IV a XXXIII". Insgesamt wurden 360 Exemplare auf Velin d’Arches Papier und 24 auf Japanpapier gedruckt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sidelights on Peking Life

      China Booksellers Ltd., 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Size: 200 x 270 mm. 135 pages. Item Type: Book. Rare item in Very Good condition,excellent cloth rebacking keeping original spine but there is notable signs of wear; endpapers are lightly browned, and page edges are notably browned. Rear cover has a some water damage/ spotting, but this does not encroach upon the interior of the book. Book is slightly bowed, but is otherwise clean, bright, and in very good condition throughout, with a full set of well-preserved black and white illustrative plates. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. +44 116 253 2712 Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; China; 1920s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 00286.

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        Beau Geste. With illustrations by Helen McKie.

      London: John Murray, 1927 - Large octavo (220 x 145 mm). Late 20th century red full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt panelled spine with central gilt stamp of crossed rifles over a bugle, two-line gilt border on sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, three-line gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A handsomely bound copy of this attractive edition. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of the author, 4 colour plates tipped in to pale grey heavy stock paper (with captioned tissue guards), 16 monochrome plates tipped in to laid paper (with captioned tissue guards), 9 head-pieces, by Helen McKie. First illustrated and first de luxe edition, number 665 of 1,000 copies signed by the author; Beau Geste was originally published in 1924 and it is no coincidence that this edition followed the success of the silent film version of 1926 (there is a hint of Ronald Coleman about McKie's depiction of the hero). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die deutsche Werbegraphik. Mit ca. 450 z.T. montierten zumeist farbigen Abbildungen im Text und 69 Tafeln mit montierten farbigen Abbildungen (es fehlt 1 Tafel von Jupp Wiertz).

      Berlin Francken & Lang 1927 - 252 Seiten und 69 Tafeln, Gr4°, grauer OLnbd. mit spanischen Kanten u. rotbrauner und schwarzgepr. Deckel- und ROrnamentik. Opulent ausgestattetes Werk der Reklamekunst. Die Abbildungen zeigen Plakate, Prospekte, Anzeigen, Formulare, Packungen, Etiketten, Schutzmarken, Signete, Buchgraphik, Einladungskarten, Programme, Reklamemarken, Einwickelpapier, Kalendergraphik etc. von teilw. hervorragenden Künstlern, z.B. Lucien Bernhard, Johann Vincenz Cissarz, Fritz Hellmuth Ehmcke, Julius Gipkens, O.H.W. Hadank, Max Hertwig, Ludwig Hohlwein (mit 15 Abbildungen, davon 12 auf Tafeln montierten), Julius Klinger, Karl Michel, Emil Orlik, Emil Preetorius, Paul Scheurich, Wilhelm Schnarrenberger, Karl Schulpig, Kurt Siebert, Herbert Thannhaeuser, August Trueb, Hermann Virl, Jupp Wiertz, Lucian Zabel u.v.a. - Exemplar von sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GHOST STORIES

      London, Glasgow, Sydney, Auckland: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., n.d.. [1927]. original green boards, spine panel stamped in black.. Slight spine lean, a very good copy in pictorial 2/6 dust jacket. (illustrated by Aubrey Hammond) with several closed tears, chips from. spine ends and lower rear corner, and some general dust soiling. The. jacket is rare. (#147340). First edition. Seven stories selected from two earlier Arlen collections, THESE CHARMING PEOPLE (1923) and MAY FAIR (1925). Includes "The Gentleman From America," one of Arlen's best horror stories. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 21. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-3. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 38. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 13-4. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 605-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-9. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Reginald 00485.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1927 - 1927 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1927. Hi, This lot is a 1927 Original Hardback Wisden in Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, the boards are nice but looks like there has been some restoration on the spine to the top. Bookplate of ex owner on inside page, decent hinges, the gilt is very strong to front and spine and is 100% original , if being critical there is a slight weakness to the rear hinge, internally a very nice book with excellent photoplate, mark to top of page block. Some underlining spotted.

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        TARZAN OF THE APES (Signed By the Author AND Maureen O'Sullivan "JANE")

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. TARZAN OF THE APES. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, [1927]. First Grosset Edition (in original red mesh cloth stamped in black) of the very first Tarzan tale SIGNED BY BOTH BURROUGHS and MAUREEN O' SULLIVAN. Frontispiece Tarzan silhouette, wraparound full color dust jacket. Burroughs' signature comes first and then the actress who played "Jane" in six Tarzan films (1932-1942) writes "&" followed by her signature. Judging by the matching ink, proximity of the signatures, and the actress' use of the ampersand, a compelling case could be made that the autographs may have been acquired at the same time. A Very Good copy (minor wear, some finger-soiling to front cover, and the faint indentation caused by the erasure of a previous owner's signature on the ffep) in a Very Good, complete original dust jacket which is minimally worn with a few tiny chips and a touch of spine fade as usual but exponentially better than most copies usually found in commerce. A doubly cool book. . Signed. First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good.

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        THE HOUND & THE HORN A Harvard Miscellany. FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARL VAN VECHTEN.

      1927 - Portland, Maine. 1927-1934. In-8. Du volume I n°1 au volume VII n°4. Collection complète en 28 numéros, brochés. Textes de W.C. Williams, H. Read, A. Tate, E. Pound, G. B. Munson, walker Evans, S. Eisenstein, G. Stein, J. Dos Passos, M. Moore, T.S. Eliot, Friedrich Kiesler, et al. Illustrations de travaux de Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Picasso, S. Lifar, S. Tretyakov, J. Ruthenberg, Gaston lachaise, René Clair, Eilshemius, Friedrich Kiesler, et al. Photographies hors texte de Brancusi, Jere Abbott, Ralph Steiner, Harry Crosby, Charles Sheeler, Walker Evans, F. W. Murnau, Berenice Abbott, M.B. Brady, S. Saunders, et al. Contributions de WALKER EVANS PUBLIEES POUR LA PREMIERE FOIS DANS CETTE REVUE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen, 1927. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Shepard, E.H.. First printing in original maroon cloth with gilt lettering and vignette in pictorial dust wrapper. Top edge gilt. An exceptional copy - boards are bright and unmarked. pages are clean and bright. No inscriptions. Dust jacket is also remarkably good, very clean and unmarked with barely any damage. There is a half inch closed tear at rear top edge of spine that has been neatly repaired and the spine is slightly sunned. Otherwise this would be very fine indeed. Superb copy and hard to find in this condition.

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        Einsame Stimme.

      - Ein Buch Gedichte. Berlin, Martin Wasservogel Verlag, 1927. Mit 1 Original-Lithographie (Porträt des Dichters) von George Grosz. 4°. 2 Bl., 173(1) S., 1 Bl. Schwarzer Orig.-Kalblederband mit Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt (etwas berieben). Erste Ausgabe. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 118.18. - Dückers E 104. - Jentsch 163. - Eins von 20 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der besonderen Vorzugsausgabe auf handgeschöpftem Van-Gelder-Bütten in Ganzleder (Gesamtauflage 920 Expl., davon 700 in Leinen, 200 in Halbleder und 20 in Leder). - Im Impressum vom Autor signiert. - Vorsatz mit einer eigenhändigen Widmung Max Herrmanns für Max D. Schwab, dat. Berlin, Dezember 27. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        1927 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! Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Einsame Stimme. Ein Buch Gedichte. Mit einer Lithographie von George Grosz.

      Berlin, Martin Wasservogel (1927). gr.-8°. Front.-Portr., 2 Bll., 173 S., 2 Bll. OLn. Text stellenw. etwas stockfleckig, untere Ecke mit durchgeh. Fleckchen. Kap. berieben, Schnitt stellenw. fleckig. Erste Ausgabe. Dückers E 104. - Lang 49. - Bülow 81 (ungenau). - Raabe/Hannich-B. 118.18. - Eines von 900 nummerierten Exemplaren. Bei der Lithographie (Porträt des Verfassers) handelt es sich wahrscheinlich um eine Umdrucklithogr. (vgl. Dückers). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, Lyrik

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        L'imposture

      Plon 1927 - - Plon, Paris 1927, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline amande à coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, plats de papier à motifs décoratifs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé de Georges Bernanos à Jean Héritier. Annotations et remarques du dédicataire concernant cet ouvrage sur la page d'achevé d'imprimer et en son verso. En outre, deux coupures de presse relatives à la parution de "l'Imposture" ont été encollées sur les gardes suivantes. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original edition on the current paper. Binding to bradel half percaline almond corners, smooth back, as piece of black grief, paper dishes decorative, preserved covers and backs, gilded head. Signed autograph of the author John Heir. Annotations and notes the dedicatee about this book on the colophon page and its reverse. In addition, two press cuttings relating to the publication of "Sham" were glued on the following guards. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Werke in 12 Bänden. Monumentalausgabe. Band 1: Lebensgeschichte und Erfahrungen David Copperfields des Jüngeren; Band 2: Klein Dorrit; Band 3: Oliver Twist; Band 4: Die Pickwickier; Band 5: Meister Humphrey`s Wanduhr. Der Raritätenladen; Band 6: Barnaby Rudge; Band 7: Leben und Schicksale des Martin Chuzzlewit; Band 8: Geschäfte mit der Firma Dombey und Sohn; Band 9: Leben und Schicksale des Nicholas Nickleby; Band 10: Weihnachtsmärchen und Weihnachtsgeschichten; Band 11: Bleakhaus; Band 12: Geschichte zweier Städte. Harte Zeiten. Herausgegeben von Karl Martin Schiller, M. Färber und Paul Herrmann.

      Meersburg, Leipzig: F.W. Hendel, 1927 - 1933. - 729 S.; 735 S.; 439 S.; 709 S.; 601 S.; 605 S.; 751 S.; 783 S.; 737 S.; 643 S.; 823 S.; 270 S.; jeweils mit ca. 40 Illustrationen. Text in Frakturschrift. Mit den Titelblättern der Originalausgaben und Illustrationen von R. Seymour, Phiz (H. Browne), G. Cruikshank, G. Cattermole, M. Stone. Sehr guter Zustand. /werke Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 20500 gr. 8°, gebunden, Orig.-Leinen mit Goldprägung, Kopffarbschnitt,

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        AINU LIFE AND LORE ECHOES OF A DEPARTING RACE.

      Tokyo [1927], Kyobunkwan. Blue cloth, very good, 448p., 15. color, 80 color & b. w. photographs, dust jacket in mylar. protector, extremely bright, clean, fresh copy, 16 x 23 cm.. FIRST EDITION EXCEPTIONALLY R A R E W O R K. AN IMPORTANT EARLY STUDY OF NO. JAPAN'S AINU Batchelor has studied the Ainu of Northern Japan since the late 19th century as an American missionary. This, his most valuable study ethnology covers the Ainu in minute details. Addressing the general appearance of the Ainu, status of women, haunted man, battles with Japanese, Ainu & Oroks at war and the village community. * Ainu women and their tattooing, clothing, in the home of Chief Penri. Women and their work, manners and etiquette, about mascots. Origin of the Ainu and creation, on earthquakes, a woman changed into a bear, snakes, hut building, household gods, birth-thee, marriage, Bear festival. On name-giving, witchcraft, Shamanism, Optiolatary, love, war, vengeance. Hunting, "Wild Dance," animism, necrology, tree worship. Cosmology, Demons & legends. Catching fish, salt water Genii and ghouls, bats, Ainu heroes, foxes, Ainu love and tragedy. * Batchelor was known as the greatest living authority on the Ainu's language, customs, religion and folklore. This book contains some of the results of his observations during more than fifty years of primary work among the Ainu. * The Ainu were the ancient inhabitants of northern Japan, driven farther and farther until they are only found in Hokkaido and in Sakhalin. Even there their numbers are diminishing fast. This book will be of interest to ethnologists and students of folk-lore and all those desiring to know something suggestive3 and worthy of investigations before it is too late, There are numerous illustrations, chiefly from photographs or in color, from water-colour drawings by Ainu and Japanese artists. * By and large, a most valuable primary resource by the best authority on the subject. A superb contribution to knowledge on the Ainu. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Tunnel Thru The Air - Looking Back From 1940

      FINANCIAL GUARDIAN PUB. CO., NEW YORK 1927 - small nicks on DJ, bookplate on front endpaper, pencil underlining in the book. general wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. black gilt on spine/cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1927 EDITION: 418 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suite provinciale,

      Paris, Andre Delpeuch, 1927. mit 92 Abbildungen von Marc Chagall, 46 davon ganzseitig, 200 Seiten, 20x25, braunes OHLdr mit Buchdecken zu 1/3 in hellem Pergament, goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung und Kopfgoldschnitt, SCHÖNES UNBESCHNITTENES EXEMPLAR dieses seltenen und gesuchten Titel in einem edlen Einband ohne nennenswerten Berieb; im Impressum NUMMERIERTES EXEMPLAR NR. 189 (von 500 Exemplaren), der illustrierte hellblaue Einband der Original-Broschur ist miteingebunden Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 43775, i

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        Centenaire de Fresnel. Liste des participants. Single sheet with 20 autograph signatures of scientists including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli and others

      Brussels, 1927. Signed by Twelve Nobel Prize Winners, Including Einstein, Bohr and Heisenberg [Nobel Laureates?"Physics.] Centenaire de Fresnel. Liste des participants. Single sheet of graph paper with 20 autograph signatures of scientists attending the Fresnel centenary, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli and others as listed below. [Brussels, October 1927.] 275 x 211 mm. Creased horizontally, light toning but fine otherwise. Unique Collection of 20 Signatures from the Golden Age of 20th Century Physics, Including 12 Nobel Prize Winners. The list was compiled during the fifth Solvay International Conference, where the world?s most notable physicists met to discuss the new quantum mechanics developed by Werner Heisenberg, Max Born and Pascual Jordan in 1925-26 (it was at this meeting that Einstein made his famous remark that ?God does not play dice?). All of the signers made highly significant contributions to the development of quantum theory and quantum mechanics in the first quarter of the 20th century. It would be almost impossible to find another collection like this of so many important scientific autographs from such an historic occasion. The fifth Solvay Conference was held in Brussels in October 1927. Part of the conference overlapped with the centenary celebration honoring French physicist Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827), which opened in Paris on October 27; since the dates of neither event could be changed, H. A. Lorentz, the organizer of the Solvay Conference, ?suggested the compromise solution of a general invitation to attend the [Fresnel] celebrations. Those who wished to participate could travel to Paris on 27 October, returning to Brussels the next day, when sessions would be resumed in the afternoon. This was the solution that was indeed adopted? (Bacciagaluppi & Valentini, Quantum Theory at the Crossroads: Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference, pp. 17-18). The present list was signed by 20 members of the Solvay Conference who wanted to attend the Fresnel centenary; the signatories are as follows: 1. H. A. [Hendrik Antoon] Lorentz (1853-1928; Nobel laureate 1902 for explanation of the Zeeman effect) 2. J. E. [Jules Emile] Verschaffelt (1870-1955; Director, International Solvay Institutes) 3. Ch. [Charles] Lef?bure (Secretary of the Solvay Conference) 4. P. [Paul] Langevin (1872-1946; developed Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation) 5. O. W. [Owen Willans] Richardson (1879-1959; Nobel Laureate 1928 for his work on thermionic emission) 6. A. [Albert] Einstein (1879-1955; Nobel Laureate 1921 for discovery of the photoelectric effect) 7. H. A. [Hendrik Anthony] Kramers (1894-1952; collaborated with Niels Bohr and participated in founding of quantum mechanics) 8.C. T. R. [Charles Thomson Rees] Wilson (1869-1959; Nobel Laureate 1927 for inventing the cloud chamber) 9. N. [Niels] Bohr (1885-1962; Nobel Laureate 1922 for his contributions to our understanding of atomic structure and quantum theory) 10. R. H. [Ralph Howard] Fowler (1889-1944; Paul Dirac?s research supervisor at Cambridge and formulator of ?zeroth law of thermodynamics?) 11. A. H. [Arthur Holly] Compton (1892-1952; Nobel Laureate 1927 for discovery of the Compton effect) 12. W. [Wolfgang] Pauli (1900-1958; Nobel Laureate 1945 for his discovery of the exclusion principle) 13. W. [Werner] Heisenberg (1901-76; Nobel Laureate 1932 for creating quantum mechanics) 14. P. [Peter] Debye (1884-1966; Nobel Laureate in chemistry 1936 for his work on molecular structure) 15. L. [Léon] Brillouin (1889-1969; French physicist who made contributions to quantum mechanics and information theory) 16. L. [Louis] de Broglie (1892-1987; Nobel Laureate 1929 for his discovery of matter waves) 17. Th. [Théophile] de Donder (1872-1957; ?father of thermodynamics of irreversible processes? and Einstein collaborator) 18. E. [Charles-Eug?ne] Guye (1866-1942; one of Einstein?s teachers; helped confirm experimentally Einstein?s special theory of relativity) 19. W. L. [William Lawrence] Bragg (1890-1971; Nobel Laureate 1915 for his work on X-ray analysis of crystal structure) 20. M. [Max] Born (1882-1970; Nobel Laureate 1954 for his fundamental researches in quantum mechanics) Mehra, The Solvay Conferences, p. 181.

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        PAUL NASH. [British Artists of To-Day, Number V.]

      Printed at the Curwen Press for The Fleuron 1927 - FIRST EDITION, 17 monochrome plates reproducing the artist's work, pp. [5] + plates, 12mo, original Curwen patterned paper boards (though Enid Marx rather than Nash), label to upper board printed in red, slight sunning to backstrip, very good. An excellent association copy of this early work on Nash, inscribed by the artist to the flyleaf: 'John Betjeman from Paul Nash [minor deletion] (bought)' - the inscription apparently recording the nature of the gift. Nash was among those whom Betjeman drew into the group for the celebrated Shell Guides, with Nash contributing that for Dorset in 1935.

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        Napoleon (Original Film Program)

      Rome: Cité Films, 1927. Original French program for Abel Gance's epic 1927 film, produced for the world premiere at the Garneier Opera House in Paris. Perhaps film history's grandest epic, tracing Napoleon's life and career from his days as a schoolboy through the French Revolution. Director Gance intended this to be a six-part series, but only the first segment--originally close to 6 hours in length--was completed. The film made pioneering use of "widescreen" presentation by shooting with 3 cameras, and there is evidence that some footage was shot in dual-strip 35mm 3-D format (though not included in any of the releases) and much use of hand-held cameras, a technique that was radical at the time. The film was restored in 1981 to a 4-hour version and in 2004 to a 5-hour version (still only viewable in Europe due to copyright restrictions on the 1981 version), with new musical scores composed each time. Card wrappers, 9.25 by 13.25 inches, 12 pages. Very Good plus, lightly handled with brief soil. Interestingly, Gance had a cameraman shooting behind-the-scenes footage throughout the production, which left film scholars with a spectacular record of how the film was produced. The gala premiere represented by this program was to benefit several interests, all announced on laid-in leaf inside the front wrapper. The pages are lavishly illustrated and have period borders and graphics, with many hand-colored stills. The last page shows the interior of the great Capitol Theatre in New York City where the film would have its American opening. Four-color card wrappers, rope binding, 24 pages, 9.75 x 13 inches. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good or better with some short tears and yapping at the edges. A remarkably clean example of a rare surviving piece from the earliest days of French cinema, and one of the world's most important epics.

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        Mein Kampf 2. Band (Broschiert)

      Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH, 1927. Broschiert Altersgemäß angedunkelt, Broschur mit Randläsuren, Verkauf ausschließlich für wissenschaftliche Zwecke, 5. Auflage. Der 2. Band erschien erst im Dez. 1926, damit ist die 5. Aufl. eines der ersten Bücher, die als 2. Band herauskamen und sie ist als Einzelband eine Rarität, weil der Titel nach den ersten Ausgaben nur noch in einem Band (I und II) zusammengefasst herausgegeben wurden. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Amants et voleurs.

      Paris, Éditions De La Roseraie, 1927 - Plein Maroquin. In-4, en plein maroquin à grains longs, tête de nègre orné d'un jeu de fers spéciaux sur les deux plats rouge et or. Large retour de maroquin en doublure en encadrement d'une pièce de soie rouge moirée. Reliure signée L. Houades. Couverture et dos conservés. Gravures en couleur de Dignimont.Un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de rives. Cet exemplaire porte le numéro 313 sur un tirage total de 420. Illustrations à l'eau-forte en double état noir et couleur. Exemplaire enrichi d'un dessin original signé de Dignimont " Au " 14 " René Millaud son ami et voisin de tout " et d'une grande composition à l'aquarelle en couleur signée, représentant une prostituée et son souteneur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AMERICAN ARMY IN CHINA: Tientsin, Peking, Shanghai, Hankow, Hong Kong &c., 1927-

      [China n.d. ca. 1927-1928]. Brown simulated alligator cloth. covers, 37 x 27.5 cm., black pages, spine ribbon-tied, ca.. 400 b.w. photos corner mounted, images very good, sharp and. clear images NOT faded,solid,nicely done. V E R Y R A R E !. SUPERB PHOTO ALBUM OF THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR: The Communists led by Mao Tse-tung, vs. the Kuomintang [KMT] or Chinese Nationalist Party led by Chiang Kai Shek. The United States Supported the KMT. In this album, we see how the KMT soldiers hosted the American Army in China, using their trains and military bases throughout China. * This unusual album contains 400 original b. w. photographs & and is an historic photographic record of American military deployment showing Dough-boys in China, probably from the U.S. Army's 2nd. Battalion, 15th. infantry, per the flag and insignia found on a group formation photograph. A minority are with written captions, by and large taken by the person who made the album, also enhanced with a small percent of professional Chinese photos, some of which have in-negative captions. * There are ca. 3 or so photos missing else completely filling 32 pages or 64 sides + one on the inside back cover. The inside of the front cover has five attractive period color luggage type adverts from various hotels: Hotel Lankershim & Coast Line Military & Naval Hotel San Francisco, Cal; The Court Hotel, Tientsin North China; Grand Hotel des Wagons Litz; Astor House Hotel Ltd., Tientsin. * The album begins with photos of a Chinese playing a Pi-pa [snake skin banjo], then there are three other photos: first two show a Chinese military camouflage train engine from which a Yank soldier in his campaign hat descends, and a long train of cars with a large howitzer mounted upon one, last shows French [?] troops at parade rest with their rifles and white gloves and crested helmets with anchors [naval or marines] with others in the background with some officers. * The next two pages show Chinese coolies swing a basket from the creek top water a field, a mother suckling her baby with her family at the farm, a large water tower in the wet slums and a group of Doughboys at attention in formation, they wear boots, leggings, chrome World War I type dress helmets, a rifle, back pack with bayonet, cartridge pouch belts with green wool hip-length jackets. The opposite page shows another view of the Chinese military train, a pair of large mounted guns on an armored train car. To the right is a Chinese officer pointing to a large pierced hole in the train with a foreign engineer peering out from the small window. The train sports the Republic of China flag with a Chinese military unit flag painted on the side. Another view shows a group of abandoned Chinese coffins that went to the dogs; a group of soldiers in garrison caps at attention with fixed bayonets as the officers salute someone near the person taking the photo, some Chinese officers also present. * Next 2 pages show Chinese on a wheel barrow, some Japanese women by a pond in Kimono and a group of British troops from their colonial Empire: blacks, Indians, white trumpeter, Chinese, and others with musical instruments all wear white cork-type pith helmets. A group of Japanese officers mugging for the camera. Photos of the railhead and large number of Chinese troops with rifles, and kit at the railway station, some on march carrying their flags others in open box cars with touring cars that are on the move, another of camouflaged armored train cars, one shows a number of foreign soldiers looking out of a train car window, some are with tiny embossed stamp at right corner: "Mei Lee Tien Tsin." * The album continues with a mixture of images of civilian Chinese, Chinese military, their trains, moving air planes, weapons, war refugees in tents, military views of barbed wire fortifications, trenches, machine gunners Russian soldiers, Chinese officers, Chinese air force, funerals, rickshaw pullers, camel trains, captured & wounded prisoners, foreign soldiers at their sand-bagged posts. Photos of the great wall, magnificent Chinese architectural monuments, buildings and pagodas, religious icons, coffins, more coffins, mortars & Chinese junks and a plethora of others. * The American Consulate General's compound in Tientsin, American military band welcoming the newly arrived replacement troops. A large photo group shot of the American officers seated for a memorial photograph, with their Battalion flag proudly posted on the wall where they pose [source of our citation at the top of the unit name]; two buglers are at each outside position, the commander is ram-rod straight and taller than all others seated in the front & center; he and only two others on his sides wear full leather knee boots, probably indicating the highest ranking officers; others are in boots & leggings. * Photos of Doughboys aboard a ship showing the Naval officers with one stunning photo of an American high officer with his Japanese & Chinese counter parts posing for the camera. And a photo of the "Mail Boat Gazun Panama" and a few others of Panama giving credence to the fact that some of these soldiers came from the American East coast via Panama to San Francisco, then on to China. Nice photo of semi-nude Panamanian family, men, women, children. Doughboys at target practice, photos of Chinese poverty, coolies pulling great loads and street vendors. * More showing Chinese life style, street life, horse & bullock carts, and yet more caskets left in the open unburied and abandoned, train cars full of horses, Chinese troops, smoke rising from a burning city, another with "Tian jin" written in Chinese, catholic church, more parading of American soldiers within the Tientsin American Consulate parade grounds, trooping of the colors. And a nice photo of the "U.S. Army Transport Thomas," Chinese junk &c. A U.S. soldier in a necktie, his rifle at fixed bayonet at parade-rest before the Consulate General compound with sand bags, inside a photo of a U.S. soldier with his Colt-45 on his hip with canteen looking at some communications connections, another photo of two mini U.S. tanks, and a very long bridge over the water. * Photo of the Tientsin downtown with a Sikh Indian policeman directing traffic. Next page shows a public Chinese street execution: the guilty on his knees with the executioner ready to swing a very large sword and another headless corpse is before him, the Tientsin YMCA compound, opposite which is likely the inside of the American Consulate offices showing very ancient typewriters and three women staff and one other female Navy person. They all mug for the camera with a good number of U.S. Army or Marine officers, behind three desks. * Chinese hauling "magnum gold" brand ammunition on hand- trucks, a U.S. Army band performing before the Consulate's office. At this point, we find a few photos with penned captions: "One of China's Department Stores [it shows a bird vendor]; Peanut Gambler [a mountain of P-nuts]; Chinese Shimboo [photo of the office and maker of the album and his Chinese officer friend ?]; "A Chinese Taxi" [shows him in a Rickshaw], "Me and the boy friend 11/3/28" [shows a tiny goat cart carrying a child's coffin with a Chinese man. This penned date gives substantial proof of the date range of the entire album which was placed about the center of the whole work. * The next page shows two more penned captions: "Chinese cavalry" and "Note mud house and fence" [shows two Chinese officers on horse-back and a very, very poor house with very starved animals]. The next shows six Chinese undercover men, two each holding a Chinese being readied for execution; and a very grizzly photo of a Chinese officer actually executing a Chinese man with his pistol who is seated on a rock: the photo captures the action as the shot blows away the mans brains. Behind the execution scene is a crowd of American soldiers in campaign hats and Chinese military officers who are witness to the event. * More views of Chinese street life, vendors, pullers, haulers & horse carts, religious icons and a stunning Chinese roofed gate, more Chinese troops on the move via train, with a very horrible view of a large number of dead Chinese in the muddy filthy waters by a bridge. Homeless Chinese at a "soup kitchen," war refugees hauling their belongings, house boat, street barbers, a group of 7 photos by the ocean. They show American soldiers at leisure looking at Chinese fishermen nets, naked fishermen hauling in a net of fish to the beach, a burning waterfront village, the jetty where several large [American ?] transport ships are at anchor, and a great assembly of Yankee soldiers on the beach with duffel bags and their gear at the railhead. * The last photo shows a great number of various whisky bottles lined up for display. More photos show a coffin maker, large coffin, basket seller and "chow" sellers on the street. A military formation of 100's of either Scottish, or Irish soldiers with fixed bayonets, marching down the main street before the "RNC Electricity Dept.," below which is a very long line of British soldiers on one side of the street, opposite from a good number of American soldiers, who are on the side of the street, a British Union Jack flies over a castle-like structure, this is clearly some kind of grand military parade. * More photos of the Great Wall, the military parade and army chaplains, with an Australia flag flying over another castle tower. Chinese river scene with large numbers of native boats in a canal, a beggar's camp with straw -mat tents, a canal crossing ferry for people, a photo of a U.S. officer stand on top a wooden coffin for a closer look. More poverty-stricken Chinese, haulers, fortune tellers, graves, tethered horses, log sawyers, rice haulers, electric trolley with English and Chinese language sign on the roof, panorama post card of Shanghai's Bund. * The album now shifts to photos of the Peking area. Shows the Ming tombs and the camel-lined road; military train [the Americans were transported by that train], a large bivouac and tent city where the U. S. military troops camped, some Chinese "house boys" proudly holding the American troop's unit flag. More photos of two U.S. soldiers posing near Chinese coffins in a wet ditch. A group of very young Chinese boys posed near the railroad; one is so poor that he has no clothes at all and is in nude. A large group of Nationalist Chinese soldiers marching along a street, one classic photo of a single American soldier on guard, standing at attention as stands vigil on a barbed-wire barrier, his rifle at fixed bayonet. * A group of five Chinese young "ladies" who pose for the camera who seemed NOT to be bewildered by the photographer, they look like "Sing-song girls" [hookers] who entertained the U.S. troops. Chinese Buddhist priests in white robes with shaved heads, a great gate to Peking, Shanghai harbor views, shanty huts, captured Chinese criminal or traitor guarded by Chinese soldiers, train car full of rifles, more Chinese soldiers on trains, marching in formation on the road. And a good photo of several American officers: one with a whip posing for the camera in garrison hat. * Chinese bivouac, and American soldiers with bullet and pouches for ammo with rifles at parade rest. More barbed-wire barricades, Chinese & British soldiers, armored train-mounted gun. More Chinese prisoners [traitors?] being executed, heads hoisted on power poles in baskets as a form of public warning and display for other would-be traitors. An American tent bivouac camp, at the train yard, two more public exec executions by beheading at the moment of loosing one's head, an executed dead man lying in the street. Photos of Peking's Forbidden City, a Chinese hung to death from a tree, a Yank soldier in overalls carries a Chinese bamboo "yoke" with two baskets and smokes a pipe, while Chinese look on and laugh. * Two photos of lines of Rickshaws waiting for passengers. One comic photo with negative caption: "Find the Chinaman;" it shows two American soldiers sitting among Chinese. Nice shot of the Summer Palace, Peking, and a U.S. soldier riding in a Rickshaw. The very last photo inside the back cover shows the whole battalion dressed up, wearing their chrome helmets standing at attention in formation for a classic and most historic memorial photograph. Their commanding officer is front and center; all have their rifles, ammo belts and very polished boots, with back packs. They could be standing in the Tientsin American Consulate compound grounds. Followed by a few other photos of Chinese, a Chinese soldier, et al. * This work shows the typical things seen in China during this period of political and military chaos. The feuding war lords and political parties at war; the landing of American military to protect American diplomatic interests. Support & assistance given to the Americans and other foreign military groups by the Nationalist Chinese army. The desperate situation of the tragic Chinese people caught in the grips of upheaval and the summary punishment of traitors in a public display of the swift and ruthless law of China. A riveting and most compelling true record of a U.S. military officer's sojourn to and deployment in China. * THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE SIZE OF PHOTOGRAPHS: This is not a professional group of photographs, but there a very small amount which were obviously purchased by the maker of the album and inserted. The vast majority are his personal photographs, these again are obvious to anyone who looks at the album. This is an excellent example of private work of an unknown American Army officer stationed in China during a very chaotic period. He was interested in recording for posterity his experiences and the sights that he saw while on duty. We thank him for giving us privy to this slice of American and Chinese military history. * SIZE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS: The size varies considerably, sizes in cm.: the smallest are 8 x 5, most are 14 x 9, 3 larger photos 24.5 x 18 and the last 30 x 10. CONDITION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS: These are original period photos, they are all very clear, sharp images, no fading and in excellent condition. They have been corner mounted. * RARITY: Photographic albums of this period in China are NOT commonly found; one made by an American Army officer stationed in China at this time is exceptionally unusual and RARE ! This is a charming primary source with a large number of clean & sharp images, taken by an actual participant in this historic period of China. The officer and photographer of these photographs shared for posterity his keen insight and view of these events. We thank him for giving us privy to this slice of American & Chinese military history. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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