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        The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Greal and in the end Le Morte Darthur with the Delourous Death and Departing out of this World of them all

      1927. With Eleven Previously Unpublished Designs [BEARDSLEY, Aubrey, illustrator]. MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round TableÂ…With an introduction by Professor John Rhys. And a note on Aubrey Beardsley by Aymer Vallance. [London]: Dent, 1927. Third edition. Limited to 1,600 copies. Large quarto. lv, 538 pp. With 365 designs by Beardsley, including twenty-one plates (two photogravure, five double-page), decorative borders, initials, and chapter headings (the chapter heading on p. 368 previously unpublished). Original black cloth over beveled boards stamped in gilt on front cover and spine in a design by Beardsley. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine copy.This was the first edition to include eleven designs which were omitted from the first edition. Lasner, 22c; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 314 (describing the first edition)

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        DIE DEUTSCHE WERBEGRAPHIK.

      Berlin, Francken & Lang, 1927. Der Texteil hat 252 Seiten mit etwa 330 Abbildungen, davon 128 montiert und farbig, der Rest ist schwarz weiß. Zusätzlich dazu gibt es 68 braune Tafeln mit insgesamt 73 montierten farbigen Abbildungen (Autotypien). Wohl hat es bei diesem Werk unterschiedliche Bindequoten gegeben, bei denen zwischen 67 und 69 braune Tafeln eingebunden wurden. Auch die montierten Tafeln unterscheiden sich zu einem kleinen Teil, wenn man verschiedene Exemplare des Werks vergleicht. Unser Ex. besitzt auf jeden Fall wie schon angeführt 68 braune Tafeln mit 73 montierten Abbildungen. - Der Einband wurde entworfen von Hanns Thaddäus Hoyer. Das Buch wurde gedruckt bei C. G. Röder , Leipzig. Die Autotypien druckte Richard Labisch . Die Buchbindearbeiten besorgte Wübben & Co., Berlin. Gr.-4° (28 cm x 36,3 cm). Orig.-Leinen-Einband. Prachtband über die deutsche Werbegraphik des Art Deco und der Avantgarde und gleichzeitg ein repräsentatives Standartwerk zur deutschen Bildgraphik. - Mit Entwürfen von Plakaten, Postern, Werbeanzeigen und Werbeblättern für zahlreiche deutsche Firmen der damaligen Zeit von Ludwig Hohlwein (mehrere Entwürfe: 12 mehrfarbige teils große montierte Autotypien auf den braunen Tafeln und mindestens sechs zwefarbige montierte Tafeln im Text), E. Preetorius, J. Klinger, L. Oppenheim, E. Deutsch, A. P. Weber, Leo Putz, Carl Kunst, Hans Ibe, Franz Paul Glass, W.Kleinschmidt, Lucian Bernhard, Fritz Rosen, Paul Scheurich, Julius Gipkens, P. Haase, St. Krotowski, Lehmann-Steglitz, Br. Wennerberg, Horrmeyer, Karl Schulpig, von Axster-Heudtlaß, Willi Willrab, Lucian Zabel, Alfons Amsel, Thannhaeuser, Ernst Zoberbier, Eugen Spiro, Heinz Keune, Jupp Wiertz, Jürgens, Ernst Schneidler, Carl Becker, O.H.W.Hadank, Ernst Heigenmooser, Wilhelm Poetter, Richard Rump, August Trüb, Fritz Wolff, Hans Bohn. - Der Einband etwas angestaubt und berieben, Vorderdeckel mit kleinen Beschabungsstellen. Die weißen Textblätter sind teils etwas stockfleckig, vor allem Vorsätze, Titel und die Anfangsseiten, die montierten Tafeln sind sauber.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Dr. Jaromir Konecny]
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        SUNSET HORNS By FRANKLIN N. WOOD (signed), ca. 1927 (Super Rare!)

      CONTEMPORARY POETS OF DORRANCE, UNK 1927 - TITLE: SUNSET HORNS By FRANKLIN N. WOOD (signed), ca. 1927 (Super Rare!) AUTHOR: FRANKLIN N. WOOD PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: CONTEMPORARY POETS OF DORRANCE (56), ca. 1927 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: None CATEGORY: Signed, Poetry, Super Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Decorated Yellow and Brown SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 (approximately) PAGES: 50 pages. CONDITION: The outside is in good plus condition. The inside is in good plus condition. The author has signed the first front free endpaper in ink "To Hon. Marion S. Rowe with the compliments and best wishes of the author - Franklin N. Wood - Daytona Beach, Fla. July 21st 1927." Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. The book starts with page 13 which is also the page listed under the contents page. Good+/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Signed Poetry Book. Super Rare with NO OTHER COPIES found for sale on the internet at the time of this research!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! We offer free gift wrapping year round on all our products regardless of item's cost. REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 007360 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Money Writes!

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fair. First Printing of the First Edition, in later issue dust jacket. Signed Association copy: inscribed, signed, and dated by the author to Malcolm Cowley, a literary critic and author: "To Malcolm Cowley / with admiring regards / Upton Sinclair/Mar 30, 1938. / (See how it wears, after/eleven years!)" Corners bumped, else in fine condition; and in a fair dust jacket, with sunning to spine, tears and chipping.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        CHINESE CEREMONIAL PAPER. A MONOGRAPH RELATING TO THE FABRICATION OF PAPER AND T

      Chillicothe 1927, Mountain House Press. Orange levanta spine. and Chinese gilt-paper sides, 82p., many paper specimens,. folding plates, 8 collotypes of paper manufacture, a clean. copy. SIGNED, LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 125 COPIES ONLY. FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 125 COPIES AUTHOR'S SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND HAND-NUMBERED COPY: This book was printed and published by Dard Hunter [1883-1966], then signed and numbered by him, in a FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 125 COPIES. * This copy is signed by Hunter, also the front end-paper bears an inscription from Dard Hunter, dated the year of publication 1937. Small folio, 21.5 x 29.5 cm. The specimens of hand made paper include several huge folding sheets of hand-made paper and tin foil. The most remarkable and desirable of all of Dard Hunter's books, printed by him on the hand-press. This is the definitive account of Chinese papermaking practice. This title is Hunter's most obscure work, and is seldom found on the market. * BINDING: Bound in 1/2 red morocco, decorated paper boards, with vellum tips, by Peter Franck, stamp-signed on leather turn-in. * This unique monograph covers the use of paper in Chinese sacrificial offerings, and the illustrations show the process and technique of making and decorating of ceremonial papers used in religious rites. * ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustrated with 49 hand-made examples of ancient spirit and related papers dating from the 17th century, with 6 folding plates, 2 specimens of old papers, 9 photogravures, 2 collotypes, and 7 other illustrations. * Per Hunter: "The specimens were collected during journeys in China, Indo-China, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Malaya Peninsula and other Asiatic countries where the Chinese have emigrated and where their ancient customs have been retained." [See p.80] * CONDITION: There is usual and occasional offsetting from the specimens and some oxidation to a couple of the foil specimens. A fine copy. No. 24 of 125 Signed and numbered copies., **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Schlosser 38 . Dard Hunter II pp. 107-8. * All of Dard Hunter's books on Asian papermaking are quite scarce. * 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 today, 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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        The Song of the Soul by Saint John-of-the-Cross, Barefooted Carmelite; Doctor of the Church.

      Capel Y Ffin: Francis Walterson, 1927. One of only 150 copies, signed by Eric Gill. Translated by John O'Connor. 4 wood engravings by Eric Gill. One of only 150 copies, this no. 15, signed in full by Eric Gill. Sq. 8vo., original red cloth backed marbled paper covered boards. Some fading and rubbing to the spine and edges and some very light browning to the very edges of the uncut leaves, otherwise very good. A beautiful poem of the coming together of the Bride and Bridegroom delicately illustrated by Gill. The translator, Father John O'Connor was the mentor of Gill, David Jones and the community at Ditchling as well as G.K. Chesterton, who immortalised him as Father Brown. Francis Walterson was the pseudonym of Donald Attwater who lived with Gill, Jones etc in Capel Y Ffin and who published several books at this time including this and <em>Christianity and Art.</em> The four engravings are Physick numbers 493, 494, 495 & 496.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        True Historie of Lucian the Samosatenian. Translated from the Greek into English by Francis Hickes with an Introduction by J.S. Phillimore ... Together with the Greek.

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. Dramatically illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Robert Gibbings. One of 275 numbered copies (this no.). Folio, a very good copy bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in original quarter brown niger morocco, spine, with raised bands, lettered in gilt, grey-green canvas boards, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly darkened, otherwise a very good copy. The footnote to Chanticleer 53 reads: "Whether or not of a progressive format, this is a very beautiful book". In fact the use of illustration around the main English text is both beautiful and a tool which imbues the story with high drama.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      Methuen & Co.Ltd.London. 1927. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Beautifully illustrated throughout with Shepard's wonderful line drawings. A very fresh tight copy in publishers original burgundy cloth binding with gilt stamped illustration showing Christopher Robin playing with a toy train on front board, within a gilt ruled border. Top edge gilt. Some very light offsetting to half title and last text page otherwise a very bright, tight, fresh copy in a very good original dustwrapper which has minor chipping to the very top and bottom of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Revolt in the Desert.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1927. Quarto. Original brown quarter pigskin, gilt lettered spine, sand-coloured buckram sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Coloured portrait frontispiece, 10 coloured plates, 8 black and white plates, one folding map at the end. Spine of price-clipped jacket slightly toned, hint of foxing to fore-edge. An excellent copy, largely unopened. First edition, large paper issue, number 8 of a limited edition of 315 numbered copies. The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. Published in March 1927 in Great Britain and America, in both limited and trade issues, three impressions were soon sold out and two more quickly added. The profits from this publication made the fortunes of the Cape publishing house. This large paper issue is a superbly produced book in terms of binding, quality of paper used and presswork.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Woman and Puppet

      Privately Printed for the Pierre Louys Society, 1927. First edition. Sumptuously bound in full turquoise crushed morocco with exquisite gilt cover and spine designs of rose blossoms, vine and thorn and rose hip motif, rectilinear gilt ruling and embellishments both covers and spine. Deluxe Edition, Limited to Only 35 Copies (none of which were for sale), printed on handmade paper and extra-illustrated with five original dry-point etching by Clara Tice, colored by hand. PRESENTATION COPY: Inscribed by Tice opposite half-title: "To A. S. Hartridge, Lover of beautiful books. Clara Tice." This along with ten color plates in the text including frontispiece, which is highlighted and hand-signed by Tice. Very fine. Scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Carteles Gecé

      Espasa Calpe 1927 - Espasa-Calpe, 1927. 32x24 cm. 302 p. Intonso.Cubiertas originales en colores ilustr. b/n y color. Lomo con pequeñas faltas y contra cubierta parcialmente suelta. <<El cartelista no tiene más misión que poner su color, su gracia, su ingenio en envolver los productos a veces más groseros, antipoéticos y brutales de la vida, recubriéndolos de un aura luminosa de ilusión, de fosforescencia, de seducción embriagadora. Y utilizar &#151;ya sin la hipocresía antigua&#151; despreocupada, jocundamente, el cubo del agua y del jabón». Para Jarnés, Carteles de Gecé era un «libro sorprendente, juvenil, desenfadado, entrometido, saltarín, surcado por deliciosos itinerarios. Y, sobre todo, exaltador de un futuro &#147;gran instrumento&#148; de difusión del libro». Carteles dedicados a Baroja, Unamuno y la prensa madrileña aparecen reproducidos en el libro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Steppenwolf. = Gesammelte Werke.

      Berlin, S. Fischer, 1927 289 S., 33 S. eingebundenes Tractat vom Steppenwolf , 8° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Leder Diese Erstausgabe liegt im Original-Leder-Einband des Fischer Verlags vor. Der Zustand ist im Vergleich zu anderen bekannten Exemplaren hervorragend. Hier sind die Ecken und Kanten nur recht leicht berieben, der lichtempfindliche Rücken nur gering aufgehellt, die Deckel nur minimal angestaubt/fleckig; innen weist das Buch keinerlei Gebrauchsspuren auf; die 4 Seiten um die gelben Broschur-Umschläge sind gedunkelt als Ergebnis des holzhaltigen Papiers der Umschläge; Seiten- und Fußschnitt sind wie das übrige Papier nur leicht gebräunt; insgesamt haben wir es hier mit einem in Original-Leder extrem seltenen Werk in möglicherweise einzigartigem Erhaltungszustand. Versand D: 3,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Daras]
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        ULYSSES *. 3 Bände. Vom Verfasser geprüfte Deutsche Ausgabe von GEORG GOYERT.

      Zürich, Im Rhein-Verlag (Vermittlung d. Pariser Büros), 1927. Erstausgabe / Privatdruck in 1 einmalige Auflage von Tausend Abzügen (Numer. 517/1000). Bll. + 458 S. + Bll. + 465 S. + Bll. + 662 S. Innen Bütten-Papier schön weiß erhalten ! ohne Flecken, ohne Eintragungen usw. - Im Dritter Band (3. Bd.) wurden 6 Blätter schlecht geschnitten (mit Brieföffner ?) es enstanden an 12 Seiten kl. lädierten Stellen seitlich (mit Teils e. paar cm Papierverlust - höchstens 3 cm lang...) - KEIN TEXTVERLUST - zum Restaurieren - IM PREIS BERÜCKSICHTIGT ! (Bd. 3 eigentl. umsonst) - Keine Rückgabe deswegens ! Gr.-8°, O(Grau-Grün-Hellmarmor.-Überzug.)-HalbLeder mit 5 Bünden, Goldgepr.-Rückentitel u. N°s - Goldkopfschnitt - Buchtextillesezeichen. Mit Vorkasse ! * erfolgte auf Grund vorhergang. Subskriptionen - Orig.-Blauprospekt (Sept. 1927) bei Versand D: 3,00 EUR Literaturwissenschaft, U.S.A., England, Kulturgeschichte, Klassiker der Moderne, XX. Jahrhundert, Irland, Schriftsteller, Geschichte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Ungererbad]
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        GARDEN ORNAMENT

      London: Country Life, 1927. Second and best edition, revised. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos. Large Folio, publisher’s original green buckram, gilt decorated with pictorial designs and lettering on upper cover, lettered in gilt on spine. With a dustjacket made expressly for this copy, at a later date. x, 438, including index pp. An excellent copy, fresh and fine inside and with just light evidence of age to the binding. The jacket remains in fine condition. A HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK. Hussey and Jekyll created this impressive pictorial treatise dealing with "garden design in relation to architecture, and, to some extent, with architectural design in relation to gardening." Jekyll's books are highly collectible and remain among the most important of all writings in the oeuvre of the garden. This is the most famous book on the subject.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Chroniques

      First edition, one of 129 numbered copies on laid Lafuma Navarre and reimposed the quarto foolscap, deluxe edition.Three small tears Length of the first flat, a slight trace of sunshine Length back. Nrf Paris 1927 17x22cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ULYSSES *. 3 Bände. Vom Verfasser geprüfte Deutsche Ausgabe von GEORG GOYERT.

      Zürich, Im Rhein-Verlag (Vermittlung d. Pariser Büros), 1927 - Bll. + 458 S. + Bll. + 465 S. + Bll. + 662 S. Innen Bütten-Papier schön weiß erhalten ! ohne Flecken, ohne Eintragungen usw. - Im Dritter Band (3. Bd.) wurden 6 Blätter schlecht geschnitten (mit Brieföffner ?) es enstanden an 12 Seiten kl. lädierten Stellen seitlich (mit Teils e. paar cm Papierverlust - höchstens 3 cm lang.) - KEIN TEXTVERLUST - zum Restaurieren - IM PREIS BERÜCKSICHTIGT ! (Bd. 3 eigentl. umsonst) - Keine Rückgabe deswegens ! * erfolgte auf Grund vorhergang. Subskriptionen - Orig.-Blauprospekt (Sept. 1927) bei +++++WIR VERSENDEN BÜCHER AB 15 &#128; NUR MIT EINSCHREIBEN ODER PER DHL MIT SENDUNGSVERFOLGUNG // KEIN STRESS MIT IBAN - ZAHLEN MIT KREDITKARTE ODER PAYPAL+++++ Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2655 Gr.-8°, O(Grau-Grün-Hellmarmor.-Überzug.)-HalbLeder mit 5 Bünden, Goldgepr.-Rückentitel u. N°s - Goldkopfschnitt - Buchtextillesezeichen. Mit Vorkasse ! Erstausgabe / Privatdruck in 1 einmalige Auflage von Tausend Abzügen (Numer. 517/1000). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Ungererbad]
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        The Chester Play of the Deluge.[two editions, with unique and very rare added material]

      Waltham, St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1927 [and] London: Clover Hill Editions, 1977. 2 vols plus extra material: 4to, iv, 16, (1, colophon)pp. With 10 large wood engravings by David Jones. Original red buckram, pale blue dust-jacket partially faded to almost white as usual, with a second unfaded dust-jacket also present; both with David Jones wood engraving on upper panel. A very fine copy. [and] 4to,ix, 30, (5)pp. With 10 large wood engravings by David Jones. Original cloth-backed marbled boards, orange dust-jacket, as new with three prospectuses (one limited to 50 copies) and the extra suite of prints on Japon limited to 25 sets (see below). A fascinating pair of copies of this very rare and important book, considered to be Jones?s most important work and one of the great books of both Presses. The first edition was limited to 275 copies on English handmade paper. With this copy comes a full-page typed letter from Robert Gibbings to the purchaser Henry Bergen dated Dec. 31st 1927, clearly responding to criticism from Bergen about the printing of the blocks. Gibbings lays the blame squarely on Jones: ?though David Jones is an excellent artist he is not a first-rate craftsman and his blocks are most terribly difficult to print... He himself is also very disappointed with the result...? Gibbings goes on to mention technical aspects of the printing, paper dampening, etc. which caused problems. This archive reveals more than has ever been know about the problems with printing this book, long recognised as a masterpiece: "In the opinion of some, the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press ... " In the Clover Hill reissue of 1977, limited to 250 copies using the original blocks, Cleverdon notes that the earlier (first) printing was on undampened paper because of time constraints, which was not Jones?s fault. Jones was so disappointed that he took back the blocks so he could control any later use of them, which led fifty years later to this Cleverdon edition which is far superior in fineness of impression etc. and of course directly contradicts what Gibbings had said. To have both editions with all the extra material together at the same time is unparalleled and offers a unique opportunity to study and exhibit Jones?s great masterpiece as published and as the artist wanted it to be seen. Chanticleer 52.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Vendanges *

      Éditions du Verseau, Lausanne 30.11.1927. - Relié plein parchemin décoré 30 x 25, couvertures illustrée conservée. 4 bois gravés originaux de Henry Bischoff. L'auteur qui affectionnait tout particulièrement le parchemin, en ayant fait habiller quelques volumes de sa bibliothèque, aurait probablement apprécié cet ouvrage décoré d'une main anonyme.Il vient un peu comme la grêle après les vendanges, mais pourquoi ne pas (se) faire plaisir à l'approche de cette période de cadeaux et (se) l'offrir ?:-)[Bringolf 35b] Édition originale A. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, après 200 Auvergne signés par les auteurs avec suite colorée.

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        Cowboy Stuff

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1927 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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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

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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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 .

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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&#150;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]

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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]

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        Les Ordres Français et les Récompenses Nationales.

      L. Bourdier 1927 - Grand in-4 ( 330 X 250 mm ) de 174 pages, demi-chagrin lavallière, dos lisse janséniste, couverture conservée. 174 pages d'illustrations. Edition originale, 1 des 15 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur Japon Impérial ( Celui-ci N°3 nominatif imprimé pour Monsieur Félix GUILLET ). Bel exemplaire, très rare. Noblesse Chevalerie Héraldisme Ordre Médailles Décorations [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Cyrano de Bergerac. Comédie héroïque en cinq actes en vers. Edition illustrée de dessins originaux de Joseph Hémard.

      Paris: Le Livre du Bibliophile Georges Briffaut1927 - Bel exemplaire en très bon etat. No. 488 des 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. Monod II, 9946. Avec 93 dessins dans le texte coloriés au pochoir ( par Eugène Charpentier ) dont une vignette en page de titre . Reliure plein-maroquin rouge très decorative . Dos et plats dorés , les pages de garde revetus de soie rouge . Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 Gr.-8°. 267 S., 4 Bl. Roter Ganzmaroquin mit reicher Goldprägung , Seidenvorsätzen und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.

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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.

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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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&#146;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&#146;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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