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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de cocktails

      Au Sans Pareil Paris [1927] - First Edition. Original illustrated stiff wrappers, octavo, Laboureur cover art and illustrations, 132 pages [4 advertisements], vignette line drawings by Laboureur. "Recueillis par Nina Toye & A.H. Adair et mis en français par Ph. Le Huby. Les ornements sont de J. E. Laboureur". An attractive Very Good volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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, 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Letters from the Marchioness de Sevigne to Her Daughter the Countess de Grignan. With Introductory Essay by Madame Duclaux (A. Mary F. Robinson). Ten-volume set, complete, in Stikeman bindings

      Spurr & Swift, London 1927 - Ten volumes, octavo. Bound by Stikeman in contemporary full blue morocco, elaborately gilt with raised bands to spine, gilt dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Some mild scuffing. Otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound and really beautiful set. Portrait. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CARDINAL B O O K S ~~ ABAC/ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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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’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]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heuberger (VDA / ILAB)]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hinch Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Steffen Völkel]
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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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      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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      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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      Kyobunkwan, Tokyo 1927 - 14 (unnumbered), 449 pages of text containing 65 b/w photographs and drawings of artifacts and people, plus 10 unnumbered leaves of color plates. Gilt decorated, blue cloth cover. Fine condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur Stendhal.

      Paris, Èditions de la Pléiade, 1927 - 102 (7) Seiten das Buchrücken im oberen Bereich ca. 5 cm brüchig, der Vorsatz und Titel leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz vom Autor persönlich gewidmet. Insgesamt wurden 285 arabisch numerierte Exemplare gedruckt sowie weitere 30 Exemplare römisch numeriert, die zur persönlichen Verfügung des Autors standen. Dieses Exemplare ist die Nummer XXVIII und wurde von Paul Valéry Monsieur Charles Salomon gewidmet. Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (* 30. Oktober 1871 in Sète/Frankreich - + 20. Juli 1945 in Paris) war ein berühmter französischer Lyriker, Philosoph und Essayist. Valéry war wohl der letzte Autor in Frankreich, der mit Lyrik seinen Lebensunterhalt bestreiten konnte. Er hatte den Status eines Dichterfürsten, der mit gut bezahlten Auftragsarbeiten von Verlagen und Zeitschriften bedacht und häufig zu Vorträgen und Lesungen eingeladen wurde. Er war befreundet mit R. M. Rilke, Herbert Steiner und der Malerin Marie Elisabeth Wrede, die das Porträt von Valery in einer repräsentativen Kaltnadelradierung festhielt. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 Einmalige Auflage von 285 numerierten Exemplaren. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co, 1927 - Octavo. Original deluxe green morocco, titles to spine gilt, pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, all edges gilt, pink pictorial endpapers. Housed in publisher's original box. Gift inscription to the dedication page, mild rubbing to ends of spine and corners. In the original box with tears and splitting to edges of lid, lid also slightly warped. A very good copy. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, one of 1,500 copies bound in green leather by Ship Binding Company. John R. Payne, "Four Children's Books by A. A. Milne", Studies in Bibliography, University of Virginia Press, vol. 23 (1970), pp. 127–139. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Quantum Theory of the Scattering of X-rays by Light Elements.Lancaster, PA & Corning, NY: American Physical Society, [1923].

      First edition of the 'Compton effect,' which demonstrated the existence of quanta of electromagnetic radiation, later called photons. "This discovery 'created a sensation among the physicists of the time.' There were the inevitable controversies surrounding a discovery of such major proportions. Nevertheless, the photon idea was rapidly accepted. Sommerfeld incorporated the Compton effect in his new edition of <i>Atombau und Spektrallinien</i> with the comment, 'It is probably the most important discovery which could have been made in the current state of physics'" (Pais, <i>Subtle is the Lord</i>, p. 414). "Arthur Holly Compton will always be remembered as one of the world's great physicists. His discovery of the Compton effect, so vital in the development of quantum physics, has ensured him a secure place among the great scientists" (<i>DSB</i>). The explanation and measurement of the Compton effect earned Compton a share of the Nobel Prize in physics in 1927. Rare in unrestored original printed wrappers.<br/><br/> Compton (1892-1962) received his PhD from Princeton in 1916 for research on the intensity distribution of X-rays reflected from crystals. After a period working for the Westinghouse Company he returned to fundamental research in 1919, when he obtained one of the first National Research Council Fellowships (established by Millikan). He used it to spend a year at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, where he continued his experiments on the scattering of radiation. In 1920 Compton moved to Washington University in St. Louis, where he continued his work on X-ray scattering, using a Bragg spectrometer he had brought from Cambridge. By this time it had become apparent that the scattered radiation had a wavelength longer than that of the primary radiation, and that the shift of wavelength varied with the scattering angle: this became known as the Compton effect. <br/><br/> "It was only late in 1922, when considering all data available to him, that Compton saw the necessity for a light quantum with energy and momentum to explain the scattering of X-rays. Compton read a paper entitled 'A quantum theory of the scattering of X-rays by light elements' at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Chicago, which took place on 1 and 2 December 1922. Its abstract begins as follows: <br/><br/> "<i>The hypothesis is suggested that when an X-ray quantum is scattered it spends all its energy and momentum upon some particular electron. The electron in turn scatters the ray to some definite direction. The change in momentum of the X-ray quantum due to the change in direction of its propagation results in a recoil of the scattering electron. The energy in the scattered quantum is thus less than the energy of the primary quantum by the kinetic energy of recoil of the scattering electron</i>."<br/><br/> "The full paper was published a little later [the offered paper].. In: Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 1923, pp. 483-502

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      New York: George H. Doran Company,. [1927]. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. Top edge of text block dusty, slight spine lean, a bright, nearly. fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear and rubbing at. edges, 45x35 v-chip from upper spine end with loss of title, several. closed tears with internal tape mends, and some general dust soiling.. (#152546). First edition. "Very competent material horror stories, original in idea (for the most part), sources for a good deal of later work." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1698. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 182. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-212. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1108. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 462. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3- 255. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15227.

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        Bel-Air Bay: A Country Place by the Sea

      Privately printed, Los Angeles 1927 - Hardcover in original leather boards with decorative flourishes. Limited edition, 1927. Binding is solid, though spine is worn away; interior pages are crisp and clean, with deckled edges and tipped-in color plates depicting scenes of Bel-Air Bay, a planned development on Santa Monica Bay in California. Offsetting from color plates on pages opposite, but no foxing or other mars. Privately printed for Alphonzo E. Bell. 4to. 30 numbered pages. A decent copy of a scarce, elegant period piece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Plates of the Birds of Ceylon - 4 Parts in two volumes, 1927 & 1930.

      Published By the Ceylon Government., Printed by Taylor & Francis, London 1927 - Green Leather Hardcovers, gilt title on the spines. No Inscription Colour plates with tissue guards. Folio hb, 4 Parts in two volumes. Qto Hb. Complete two volume sets uncommon. George Morrison Reid Henry [17 February 1891, Ceylon to- June 1983, England] was an entomologist and ornithologist in Ceylon now Sri Lanka. He was born at Goatfell Estate, Kandapola, Ceylon where his father, Charles Reid Henry, managed tea estates. He was one of eleven children and was educated at home by his older sisters. He showed an early talent as an artist and obtained his first job as a draftsman and a laboratory assistant in the Ceylon Company of Pearl Fishers in 1907 at the age of 16. In 1910 he became a draftsman at the Colombo Museum and was trained by Dr. Joseph Pearson, Director of the Colombo Museum, who was a zoologist and marine biologist. In July 1913 he was promoted to the newly created post of Assistant in Systematic Entomology at the Colombo Museum, a post he held until his retirement in 1946. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Plates of the Birds of Ceylon. with a Short Description of Each Bird by W.E. Wait.

      Columbo: Published by the Ceylon Government -35 1927 - First edition. Four volumes. 4to. Original printed wrappers. 64 colour plates. Light wear to the extremities, a few marks to the feet of the lower covers of volumes II and III, a very good example of this fragile set.

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        Now We Are Six

      Published by Methuen, London in 1927. This is a lovely copy of the children's classic by A. A. Milne, beautifully illustrated by E. H. Shepherd. This lovely book is in its original red cloth boards with beautiful gold guilt detailing. There is some minor rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners of the boards. Inside there is a birthday inscription to the front free endpaper (as so often these books were given as sixth birthday presents). There is one very small bump/dent to the front board and the spine is not quite as bright as it once was, but otherwise the book is in lovely condition, with clean bright pages and is in very good to near fine condition.  The book comes in its original light blue dust jacket, which is in very good condition. There is just some minor rubbing to the extremities, correlating to that of the boards, and some minor loss and chipping to the corner and spine ends. There is one small tear to the lower edge of the front cover and some light discolouration to the spine. In all, this is a lovely copy of this children's classic and would be a worthwhile addition to any collection.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information or to enquire about my other A.A. Milne books as we are currently lucky enough to have the complete set in stock.

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        Les chansons d'évangélia. Impressions et Souvenirs de Grèce et de Turquie. Preface by Gustave Kahn.

      Paris, 1927. With an original watercolour and the full set of 48 stencils for the pochoir illustration of Constantinople. No.1 of 25 copies on Whatman paper signed by the artist with an original watercolour, this one being of the first full page one in the book "Salonique, L'âne revenait...", also with all the 48 metal stencils used solely for the illumination of the illustration "Constantiople: La Corne d'Or" with the illuminator's proof. The total edition was 155 copies. 25 pochoir illustrations to reproduce the original watercolours by Marie Howet, illuminated by the master Jean Saudé, the text is done with pochoir illumination throughout. 465 x 365 mms. Original wrappers with a repetition of one of the watercolours by Marie Howet and with the stencils and original watercolour housed in a separate suede paper portfolio. An outstanding copy with the original glacine wrapper. The complete set of 48 stencils used for one illustration with the remains of the paint used on them and the remarkable craftsman's proof demonstrate the painstaking steps involved in the art of the master pochoirist. They provide an extraordinary insight into Saudé's process of illumination and how he so perfectly reproduced the watercolours by Howet. Marie Howet (1897-1984) was an important Expressionist Belgian painter and illustrator. She frequently travelled and exhibited abroad illustrating collections of poetry on Greece, Turkey, Italy and Ireland.

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        Chinesische Baukeramik.

      Berlin, Albert Lüdtke Verlag, 1927 (11.-20. Tsd.). 4°, Leinen 110 Seiten inkl. 30 z. T. manuel geklebten Textillustrationen + 160 Tafelseiten mit schwarzweißen Bildern u. 4 ganzseitigen Farbtafeln. O-ganzleineneinband mit vergoldetem Motiv u. Titel auf V-Deckel u. Titel auf Buchrücken. Den Druck des Werkes besorgte Albert Lüdtke. Die Herstellung der Druckstöcke erfolgte bei H. Baudoun, die Binderarbeit bei der Großbuchbinderei Adolf Wittenburg. Der Entwurf zum Einbande stammt von Ernst Krüger, Berlin. Zustand: Buchecken stark aufgehellt, Kapital mit einer kleiner Fehlstelle, Vorsatz mit weißstrichener Eintragung u. klebt teilweise an Innenspiegel; innen sehr sauber, insgesamt noch gut erhaltenes u. gesuchtes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chinesische Kunst, China, Architektur, Chinesische Kultur

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      Kahnweiler 1927 - JOUHANDEAU Marcel. XIMENES MALINJOUDE. Illustré d¿eaux-fortes par André Masson. Paris, Galerie Simon, 1927. In-12 (16,2 x 12,3 cm), 80 pp., Bradel demi-maroquin vert bronze à coins, dos lisse très légèrement passé avec une composition typographique dorée à la chinoise pour le titre, couverture et dos conservés (P.L. Martin). Edition originale de ce joli texte écrit en mai-juin 1924, illustrée de 5 belles eaux fortes hors-texte par André Masson. L¿ouvrage est dédié à M. L. (Michel Leiris) qui avait été l¿amant de Jouhandeau. Un des 90 ex. sur vergé d¿Arches signé par l¿auteur et l¿artiste (après 10 ex. sur Japon et 12 ex. H.C.). Bel exemplaire. 3500 ¿ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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