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        Pablo Picasso. Zeichnungen - Aquarelle - Pastelle [Bronzen usw.] 1902-1927. Ausstellung 16. Oktober bis 10. November 1927. Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Berlin W 10, Lützowufer 13.

      Berlin, Druck von Otto von Holten, 1927,. 16,1 x 12,4 cm, 16 Seiten, 13 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, illustrierte Original-Klammerheftung (etwas berieben). Zwei kleine Bleistift-Zeichnungen auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Enthält den Text von Jean Cassou: "Picasso und seine Zeichnungen".. Dascher 467. - Literatur: Alfred Flechtheim. Sammler. Kunsthändler. Verleger, Ausstellungskatalog Düsseldorf 1987. - Der Katalog verzeichnet 160 Positionen.

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Unpublished Letters to His Personal Secretary [with] Assorted Typescripts and Ephemera

      1927-1950. A group of approximately 400 unpublished typescript copies of letters and sermons by the author Lloyd C. Douglas from the collection of his personal secretary, Marion H. Hunt, including two volumes of unpublished letters sent by Douglas to Hunt, between 1927-1950, but never published; a binder of sermons submitted for, but omitted from, his non-fiction collection, The Living Faith; and a scrapbook of various typescripts, programs, and ephemera that feature Douglas. Overall near fine with some wear at the edges. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Wonderful Week

      John Lane The Bodley Head London, 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThis copy has a stamp on the date page quaintly indicating that this the "Colonial Edition". 314 pages plus 6 pages of publishing house advertisements. The workaday cloth cover is brittle - especially about the spine seams. It has some wear and is marked by handling and storage. The corners are worn by shelving. The spine is crisp and faded. The paper trim edges are foxed and storage discoloured. Inside, there is a previous owner inscription on the inside front cover. The spine affixation is delicate but secured at both the front and back covers. The pages have irregular handling and owner marks. The front pages have two small impression marks. Generally the condition of the contents is very good taking age into account. The pages are firm, resolute, clean, clear, complete and comfortable. fk Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: aixw.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        A finely bound collection of books relating to Lawrence of Arabia

      London and Oxford: various publishers,, 1927—1977. 13 works, octavo. All finely bound in variously coloured half morocco, spines with raised bands, single line gilt panels, cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Details as below. Plates and maps as called-for. A few spines lightly and evenly sunned. An unusual opportunity to purchase a handsomely bound set of works by and about T. E. Lawrence, including 3 works by Lawrence, 3 volumes of letters and 7 biographies. The collection: LAWRENCE, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. O'Brien A042. LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert. London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First edition. Half light brown morocco by J. May. O'Brien A102. LAWRENCE, T. E. (translator). The Odyssey of Homer. Oxford: University Press, 1935. First trade edition. Half darkblue morocco by J. May. O'Brien A144. GARNETT, David (ed.). The Letters of T. E. Lawrence. London: Jonathan Cape, 1938. First edition. Half light brown morocco by J. May. O'Brien A202. LAWRENCE, T. E. The Home Letters of T. E. Lawrence and his Brothers. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1954. First edition. Half blue morocco by J. May. O'Brien A246. LAWRENCE, A. W. (ed.). Letters to T. E. Lawrence. London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. First edition. Half brown morocco by J. May. O'Brien E251. GRAVES, Robert. Lawrence and the Arabs. London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First edition. Half brown morocco by J. May. O'Brien E030. LAWRENCE, A. W. T. E. Lawrence by his Friends. London: Jonathan Cape, 1937. First edition. Half red morocco by J. May. O'Brien E107. ALDINGTON, Richard. Lawrence of Arabia. London: Collins, 1955. First edition. Half blue morocco by J. May. O'Brien E192. NUTTING, Anthony. Lawrence of Arabia, the Man and the Motive. London: Hollis & Carter, 1961. First edition. Half light brown morocco by j. May. O'Brien E232. KNIGHTLEY, Phillip & Colin Simpson. The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia. London: Nelson, 1969. Half brown morocco by J. May. O'Brien E302. MACK, John E. A Prince of our Disorder, the Life of T. E. Lawrence. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. First UK edition. Half red morocco by by J. May. O'Brien E355. STEWART, Desmond. T. E. Lawrence. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977. First edition. Half brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. O'Brien E367.

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and pictorial designs to boards gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. E. H. Shepard illustrations. Spine rolled, mild soiling to front board, ends of spine and corners lightly bumped, spine slightly faded in the dust jacket with spine toned, closed tears to top end of spine, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First edition, one of 150 (of 160) signed copies, this copy out-of-series. 145 pp. 8vo. Parchment spine, black paper-covered boards stamped in gilt. Light soiling and wear to parchment, lacking the slipcase. Presentation Copy Signed by Cummings on the colophon page and additionally inscribed in crayon on the front free endpaper to M. R. "Morrie" Werner, "for M.R.W. With the salutations of E.E.C. Xmas, 1927." Werner was a journalist and biographer and a close friend of Cummings. A drawing of Werner by Cummings is reproduced in Richard S. Kennedy's biography of Cummings, Dreams in the Mirror. Cummings' oil portrait of Werner is found in CIOPW. Werner was a major source of information on Cummings for Charles Norton's biography, E.E. Cummings: The Magic-Maker.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Für Alfred Kubin. Eine Widmung österreichischer Dichter und Künstler zu seinem 50. Geburtstag. [Signierte Vorzugsausgabe].

      Wien, Officina Vindobonensis, 1927.. 4°. 25,5 cm. 49 Seiten. [17] Blatt. Illustrierter Original-Pergamentband. Rundum-Goldschnitt.. 1. Auflage. Vorzugsausgabe. Mit 15 jeweils signierten Original-Lithografien von Georg Ehrlich, Anton Hanak, Carry Hauser, Clemens Holzmeister, Ernst Huber, Theodor Kern, Wilhelm Klier, Oskar Laske, Franz Lerch, Alfred Loeb, Georg Mayer-Marton, Georg Merkel, Ernst Wagner, Georg Philipp Woerlen und Franz Zülow. Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen und Carl-Schmitt-Spezialisten Piet Tommissen. Exlibris von Piet Tommissen verso Vorsatz. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen. Einband wenig bestoßen. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First, limited edition. With 15 signed original lithographs. original vellum binding. Cover lightly bumped. Nearly fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Kew Gardens. Decorated by Vanessa Bell

      [London:] The Hogarth Press,, [1927]. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine in brown, three-colour pictorial decoration to upper board. Black and white illustrations throughout. Small bookseller's label to rear pastedown. Third edition, limited to 500 copies. This copy is signed by both Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, though the limitation does not call for signatures and signed copies such as this one are rare. Kew Gardens was Woolf's first individually published work, and it marked her experimentation with a new type of realism. This volume has been described as one of the most beautiful books published by the Hogarth Press.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Essays in Petto

      London: Fortune Press The uncommon signed/limited, circa early 1920s. #10 OF ONLY 70 COPIES SIGNED BY MONTAGUE SUMMERS AND PRINTED ON ENGLISH HANDMADE PAPER. Beige cloth over 1/ 4 vellum. Gilt-lettered vellum spine. A well-preserved, VG to VG+ copy. Octavo, 183 pgs. Deckled fore-edge and bottom edge. Crisp gravure frontispiece photograph of Summers by Vaughan A. Freeman. Reverend Summers was a major figure in the world of early 20th cent. occult literature. Author of Witchcraft and Demonology (1927), The Vampire: His Kith and Kin (1928) and The Werewolf (1933), he is probably best remembered for his seminal, 1st English language translation of Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th cent. Latin text on the hunting of witches.. Signed by Author(s). Collectible; Very Good.

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        Ancient Books and Modern Discoveries

      Chicago: Caxton Club, 1927. First edition. Printed by Bruce Rogers at the press of William Henry Rudge in Mount Vernon, New York. Limited to 350 copies. 30 collotype plates, printed by Emery Walker. [10], 83 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter vellum and decorated boards, t.e.g. Fine in original slightly chipped dust jacket. Bookplate of Paul Steinbrecher.

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        The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1927] - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black and yellow. Very lightly rubbed at extremities but generally fresh, spine rolled, spotting to endpapers, early leaves, and edges of text block. A very good copy. Engraved frontispiece. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "J. T. Dalladay, with greetings from his friend R. Austin Freeman, 24th April 1927". This volume comprises six short stories, all linked by the protagonist's efforts to locate a hidden treasure. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      London: Hodder and Stoughton. [1927]. First edition, first printing. Original brown cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the boards clean and showing minor rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are free from inscriptions or stamps but there is some spotting to the text block edges. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper which has a small chip to upper edge of the front panel and two closed tears. Very scarce in dustwrapper. The only other copy we have seen was at Sotheby?'s Bond Street in 2000 (in a frayed and repaired dustwrapper, it made £700 plus buyer?'s premium). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        LE MORTE DARTHUR, The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table and Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures

      London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, Aldine House, 1927.The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte DArthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the Year 1485 and now Spelled in Modern Style, Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. With an Introduction by Professor John Rhys, and a Note on Aubrey Beardsley by Almer Vallance. THIRD EDITION 1927, limited to 1600 copies, divided into 21 books, 4to, approximately 295 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, 22 plates including frontispiece, 5 are double page, frontispiece and 1 other plate are photogravures with tissue guards, many other small illustrations throughout and decorative borders, initials, and chapter headings, pages: lv, 538 including Glossary, original publisher's pictorial black cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Slight rubbing to binding, slight shelf - wear to bottom of spine, corners bumped and showing a little wear, frontispiece has pale stain to outer margin, not affecting the image, the other photogravure has a small pale stain to top and bottom edge of margins, pale offsetting from frontispiece to title page, 2 other very small pale stains to top margins, hardly noticeable, pale age - browning to margins, slight rubbing to first pastedown where a previous owner's name has been erased, slight rippling to endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        New York Essays

      New York: William Edwin Rudge. 1927. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. One of 750 copies Signed by Ford. A very nice copy, and very uncommon in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Custer's Last Battle on the Little Big Horn. AND March of the "Montana Column" Down the Yellowstone River and through the Big Horn Region. Narratives and reminiscences of the Sioux Indian War.

      Robert Bruce 1927 - 1st Edition. Signed. Luther High Spot No. 122. Large magazine format. 44 Pages, fully illustrated. Some staining and marking to the covers. Carries the rare and very important signature at the head of the first page of Elizabeth Bacon Custer, the General's Widow. Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cosmo Books]
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        Dream's End (First Edition)

      Robert M. McBride, New York 1927 - First Edition. An uncommon Smith title, a meditation on wayward youth that is a departure from his trademark ribald humor.Offsetting to the last two rear blanks, else Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Vintage bookstore label to the rear pastedown. Jacket is lightly soiled, with some minor nicking, but without loss and a bright front panel illustration. A lovely copy, rare in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Wild Body

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1927. First edition, no. 34 of 79 copies of the "Special edition". viii, 294, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter pink cloth and marbled paper boards, t.e.g. Edges a trifle rubbed, spine slightly faded, endpapers front and rear show spotting - but a good copy otherwise of a genuinely scarce book. One of 79 Signed

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        Tableaux de Paris

      Paris, Editions Emile-Paul Freres., 1927. Tableaux de Paris. Editions Emile-Paul Freres. Paris. 1927. 4to. With 20 full page original graphics, either lithographs or etchings. Edition limited to 225 copies on velin de Rives. With 20 original prints by the leading artists of the 'Ecole de Paris': Bonnard, Segonzac, Foujita, Laurencin, Matisse, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Falke, Laborde, Marquet, Charles Martin, Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Vlaminck, and Henri de Waroquier. With an additional lithograph and an original signed drawing by Daragnes.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        The Sins of the Fathers [Der Eid des Stefan Huller]

      New York: Payson and Clarke. 1927. First. First American edition, translated from the German by Sara J.I. Lawson. Small spot on the rear board, else fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a small internally repaired tear. The first chapters of this novel were filmed several times, most influentially in 1925 as Variete (or Variety in the U.S.) directed by Ewald Andre Dupont, and featuring Emil Jannings as Boss Huller, confessing his crimes to the prison warden. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Forsaken Way

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1927. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1927. 315 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine. Very scarce title, presumed first edition. Clean, bright and well bound pages. Small tear to bottom end of hinge on page 1. Minor finger marking to title page, front inside board and reverse side of half title page. Fold out map to title page, is clean and bright with a very small tear to top right corner. Very good reading copy. Map very slightly overhangs text block. Very light marking to edge of rear end paper. Boards have minor rub wear to them and are bowed very slightly along length. Very minor wear to corners and one very light dent to top front and top rear edge. Very slightly lean and sunning to the spine with the ends lightly bumped and worn.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The Small Bachelor

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. The Small Bachelor by PG Wodehouse First Edition Methuen 1927. No inscriptions, light foxing, blue boards VG+, in a pictorial second impression dust jacket priced at 3 shillings.

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        Forlorn River

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1927. First. First edition. Slight foxing to the endpapers else near fine in a slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper with a very small chip at the corner of the crown. Filmed twice -- silently in 1926 by John Waters (not the John Waters of current fame, although that might make for an interesting film) featuring Jack Holt, and more notably in 1937 by Charles Barton with Buster Crabbe and June Martel. An attractive copy. .

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      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First edition. [iv], 145, [1] pp. 8vo. Original black cloth spine and white paper boards. Spine faded, light soiling to covers. In printed dust-jacket tanned at spine with a few shallow ships. Inscribed to James Sibley Watson of The Dial Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial, "For Hildegarde [sic] & S.W. [not signed]." Watson, who owned the avant-garde journal The Dial with Scofield Thayer, was an early champion and publisher of Cummings. His work first appeared in the journal in 1920; the August 1927 issue featured a large portion of HIM. A fine association.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Dynasts. 3 Volume set. Signed limited Edition

      London Macmillan & Co 1927. VG : in very good condition with dust jackets. Wrappers rubbed. Front of wrapper to volume I marked. Light foxing to eps of Volume 1. Uncut Limited Large Paper Edition of 525 copies Decorated batik board cover with cream vellum/gilt spine 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 165pp; 211pp; 235pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait signed in pencil by Francis Dodd. An epic-drama of the war with Napoleon, in three parts, nineteen acts, and one hundred and thirty Scenes, the time covered by the action being about ten years. Printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. Signed by Thomas Hardy in volume 1[1840-1928].

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        Gesamt-Ausgabe der Werke - endgültige Fassung. Bd. 1-18 [in 15 Bdn.].

      Berlin: Bondi, 1927-1934.. 8°. OHPgt mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, grün marmoriertes Bezugspapier, jeweils 3 Bde. in Cass.; 7735 gr.. Bd. 1: Die Fibel. Auswahl erster Verse. 1927. 141 S., 1 Bildnis d. Verfassers; Bd. 2: Hymnen. Pilgerfahrten. Algabal. 1928. 141 S.; Bd. 3: Die Bücher der Hirten- und Preisgedichte, der Sagen und Sänge und der hängenden Gärten. 1930. 141 S.; Bd. 4: Das Jahr der Seele. 1928. 141 S.; Bd. 5: Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod mit einem Vorspiel. 1932. 125 S.; Bd. 6/7: Der silberne Ring.1931. 229 S.; Bd. 8: Der Stern des Bundes. 1928. 125 S.; Bd. 9: Das neue Reich. 1928. 149 S.; Bd. 10/11: Dante, Die Göttliche Komödie: Übertragungen. 1932. 231 S.; Bd. 12: Shakespeare, Sonnette: Umdichtung, vermehrt um einige Stücke aus dem liebenden Pilgrim. 1931. 166 S.; Bd. 13/14: Baudelaire, Die Blumen des Bösen: Umdichtungen. 1930. 263 S.; Bd. 15: Zeitgenössische Dichter. Übertragungen. T. 1: Rossetti, Swinburne, Dowson, Jacobsen, Kloos, Verwey, Verhaeren. 1929. 133 S.; Bd. 16: Zeitgenössische Dichter. Übertragungen. T. 2: Verlaine, Mallarme, Rimbaud, de Regnier, D'Annunzio, Rolicz-Lieder. 1929. 133 S.; Bd. 17: Tage und Taten. Aufzeichnungen und Skizzen. 1933. 113 S.; Bd. 18: Schlussband. 1934. 141 S.--- Der Rückentitel besteht nur aus den Initialen ST / G und der Bandabgabe am Fuß. Alle Bände, bzw. Doppelbände in tadellosem Zustand, ebenso die fünf Cassetten mit grünem marmorierten Bezugspapier; der Vorbesitzer hat aber in jedem Band auf dem vorderen Innendeckel sauber seinen Namen gestempelt u. ein hs. Datum hinzugefügt (9.2.2013). Versand erfolgt als versichertes Paket.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fehlauer]
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        Cronistoria della Aeronautica Militare. I: L'Aeronautica Militare Italiana dal 1884 alla Guerra di Libia; II: L'Aeronautica Civile Italiana dalle origini al 1912; III: L'Aeronautica Militare nella Campagna di Libia (Zona di Tripoli) dal Settembre 1911 al 30 Aprile 1012; IV: L'Aeronautica Militare nella Campagna di Libia (Zona di Tripoli) dal 1° Maggio al 20 Ottobre 1012 (Le operazioni ad Homs, a Zuara e al Confine Tunisino); V: L'Aeronautica nella Campagna di Libia. Le operazioni in Cirenaica Settembre 1911 - Ottobre 1912. Relazioni e studi sull'impiego dell'Aeronautica nella Campagna di Libia. Roma, Provveditorato Generale dello Stato, 1927 - 1928.

      Cinque voll. rilegati in due, in Mz. Tela coeva con titolo oro al dorso, circa pp. 180 ciascuno, con centinaia di ill. b / n, anche su tavv. piµ volte ripieg. Tutto il pubblicato di questa esaustiva e dettagliata opera, rara a trovarsi cosi' completa. Piccoli segni d'uso alle legature, ma buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Calabrò Maria]
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      . Bleistift. 1927. Signiert. 20,6:27,1 cm. Literatur: Goldstein, S. 594.. Zeichner, Graphiker.

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      Shakespeare and Company. Paris. 1927. FIRST EDITION. 16mo. (4.9 x 3.8 inches). Errata slip still present. Original light green paper covered boards, lettered in green. Boards are a little toned but still this is an excellent copy without any chipping to the fragile spine as found on so many copies.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Pomes Penyeach

      Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1927.. First edition. 12mo. (24) pp. Publisher's pale green boards, printed to the upper cover, errata slip inserted towards the rear, the scarce glassine wrapper in fine condition. A lovely copy. Slocum and Cahoon, 24. A special issue of 13 copies on Dutch hand made paper was also produced, "probably all reserved for presentation".

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Poems Penyeach

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Pale green paper covered boards with title and author printed to upper cover, price and printer to lower cover, errata slip present facing the colophon. Covers browning slightly, some minor rubbing, otherwise a clean fine copy.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Secret of the Old Mill, The: Hardy Boys #3 [First Edition]

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: fair, First Edition, Illustrated By: Rogers, Walter S.First Edition, early state. Red boards with shield emblem showing "The Hardy Boys Stories". "Sorry" spelled correctly on p. 27. CR page lists 3 Hardy Boys Mystery Stories (to this one) followed by "Other volumes in preparation", Rear ad lists 5 Hardy Boys titles to "Hunting For Hidden Gold" and 32 Tom Swift to "House on Wheels". Boards are bright and sharp. Corners very lightly bumped. Light dusting and speckling to page edges. Rare jacket is intact with 2 1/2 piece missing from head of spine, 1" from bottom spine and a few smaller chips and tears (professionally closed where possible). Front flap lists 3 Hardy Boy titles, Rear flap lists 7 Don Sturdys (to "Among the Gorillas"). Back panel lists 5 to X Bar X Boys (to "At the Round-up") and 5 Garry Grayson (to "at Stanley Prep"). Catalog listing on reverse shows 30 Tom Swift titles (to "Circling the Globe"). Jacket in new Brodart protector. Illustrator: Rogers, Walter S.. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 016817.

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        The Ballard of the Brown Girl

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1927 - Issued by "Opportunity Journal of Negro Life." Dedicated to Witter Bynner. Witter Bynner (1881-1968) developed an esoteric rating to evaluate Countee Cullen’s first volume of verse. Using zeros and wing-shaped marks, the Brooklyn-born bard and editor graded each poem (poor, average, good, excellent): 36 scored zero; 13, one wing; 7, two wings; and one ("Incident"), three wings. The 1925 assessment reflected Bynner’s own lofty standards and honest perception of Cullen’s writing. Two years earlier in the Witter Bynner Undergraduate Poetry Contest, the New York University sophomore disappointingly won "honorable mention" for "The Ballad of the Brown Girl" by judges Carl Sandburg, Alice Corbin, and Bynner. According to biographer David Levering Lewis, in November (two months before The Crisis announced the contest winners), Bynner had discreetly consoled Cullen about being outvoted in ceding the poem top prize. Pages: 11. Hardback, beige paper and brown spine with label printed in black. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of San Francisco showing Principal Streets and Places of Interest.

      1927. 1927 - Color pictorial map (lithograph), image 25 7/8 x 32 1/4 inches on sheet 27 x 33 1/2 inches. Very good condition; soft overall creasing from rolling, two tiny tears at lower edge. A huge color lithographed pictorial map by Harrison Godwin depicting San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay and enlivened by little comic figures capturing the life of the city. Districts include the Sunset, Richmond, Hayes Valley, Mission, Portrero and downtown districts. There are pictographs of places of interest and iconic landmark buildings, plus two inset maps: of San Francisco "marking some of the early historical events" and of San Francisco Bay and Vicinity. Plaques list "Principal Down Town Theaters", "Principal Down Town Banks", and along the lower edge are cartoon images of historical events, etc.

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        The quantum theory of dispersion.London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1927.

      First edition, an exceptionally fine copy in original wrappers, of the second of Dirac's two 1927 papers (the first being "The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation") in which Dirac "laid the foundations of quantum electrodynamics" (Pais, p. 7). In this paper, "Dirac presented a complete theory of dispersion [the scattering of a photon by an electron], including derivations of the Kramers-Heisenberg formula and the Thomson formula for scattering of radiation by atoms. He was also able to treat the case of resonance, which theretofore had eluded quantum radiation theory" (Kragh, p. 125). It was also in this paper that the 'divergences' which were to plague the development of quantum electrodynamics were first encountered. "Dirac's publications on quantum electrodynamics in 1927 completed the scheme of quantum mechanics. At the same time, they initiated a new field of research that soon wasto move to the forefront of theoretical physics" (Kragh, p. 127).<br/><br/> Soon after arriving in Göttingen in February 1927, Dirac "turned his attention to using field theory to understand what happens when light is scattered by an atom, normally visualized as being rather like a basketball bouncing off the hard rim of the basket. But, in the new field theory, things are not so straightforward. Dirac showed that, in the fleeting moment of a photon's scattering, it appears to pass through some strange, unobserved energy states. What makes these intermediate processes so odd is that they appear to flout the sacred law of conservation of energy. Although these subatomic 'virtual states' cannot be seen directly, experimenters were later able to detect their subtle influences on fundamental particles. <br/><br/> "Dirac's calculations also threw up a more troubling artifact. He found that his new theory kept generating bizarre predictions: for example, when he calculated the probability that a photon had been emitted after a given interval, the answer was not an ordinary number but was infinitely large. This made no sense. The probability that an atom would emit a photon must surely be a number between zero (no chance) and one (complete certainty), so it seemed obvious that the prediction of infinity was wrong. But Dirac chose to be pragmatic. 'This difficulty is not due to any fundamental mistake in the theory,' he wrote with more confidence than was warranted. The root of the problem, he speculated, was a simplistic assumption he had made in applying the theory; when he had identified his error and tweaked the theory, he implied, the problem would disappear. In the meantime, he dodged the difficulties using clever mathematical tricks, enabling him to use the theory to make sensible, finite predictions. But it would not be long before he saw that his optimism was misplaced: the lamb had caught its first sight of the wolf's tail" (Farmelo, p. 126). <br/><br/> G. Farmelo, <i>The Strangest Man</i>, 2009; H. Kragh, <i>Dirac: A Scientific Biography</i>, 1990; A. Pais, "Paul Dirac: Aspects of his life and work," in <i>Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work</i>, ed. P. Goddard, 1998, pp. 1-45.. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 114 (1927). 8vo (254 x 177 mm), pp. 710-728, the entire issue in original printed wrapeprs offered here, a mint copy. Rare in such condition

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        Hilda". Eigenh. Manuskript seiner Zeitschrift "Die Einsiedelei" mit wiederholtem Namenszug ("Haringer").

      O. O., [um 1927]. - 6 beschriebene SS. auf 8 Bll. 8vo. Fadenheftung. Titel in rotem und grünem Farbstift, Vortitel und Gedichte in Bleistift. Manuskript der Nummer XVIII von Haringers Zeitschrift "Die Einsiedelei. Ein Stundenblatt". Am Titel ein großes Kreuz in Dunkelgrün, darüber sein Name in Rot und darunter der seiner Freundin Hilda Reyer in Hellgrün. Der Vortitel lautet "Die Einsiedelei | Nr XVIII | wurde als Manuskript in zehn Exemplaren für die Freunde des Dichters geschrieben | Haringer: Hilda", danach folgen die Gedichte "Winter", "Zu Dir", "Erster Schnee" und "Märchen". - Die Gedichte und der Titel nehmen Bezug auf den Tod von Haringers Freundin Hilda Reyer, die 1927 im Alter von 21 Jahren an Tuberkulose verstorben war. Mit ihrem Tod ging auch Haringers letzte Möglichkeit dahin, sich in ein bürgerlich-seßhaftes Leben einzufinden. - Das Manuskript ging vermutlich an "Dr. G. W. Zanker" in Wien, dessen Adresse am letzten Blatt als Durchdruck zu lesen ist. - Beiliegend zwei gedr. Verlagsanzeigen, davon eine mit kleiner eh. Korrektur.

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        The Dynasts

      London: Macmillan, 1927. One of 575 copies, signed by the Author. Etched frontispiece portrait by Francis Dodd. 3 vols. Tall 8vo. Decorated paper boards, vellum spines. Fine, the second and third volumes in tan printed dust jackets. One of 525 Signed by Hardy

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        Sebastian Van Storck

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1927. No. 556 of 1050 copies, with a plate signed by Alastair. Title page printed in red and black, illustrations in red, sepia, and black. 1 vols. Tall 4to. Original pictorial linen. Immaculate, unopened copy in half morocco drop box. Immaculate Copy

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        Now We Are Six With Decorations by Ernest H Shepard IN FULL MOROCCO

      Methuen, [1927]. 8vo., First Edition, with title-vignette and numerous delightful illustrations in the text, half-title and last leaf verso lightly tanned, expert repair to small tear in one leaf; handsomely bound in full red crushed morocco, gilt back, red and white silk headbands, pictorial gilt illustrations from original covers mounted on blank preliminary, gilt top, uncut, a lovely copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. . Catalogs: childrens & juvenilia.

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