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        Perfumes Cosmetics & Soaps (2 volumes)

      VAN NOSTRAND, NEW YORK 1927 - General wear. Gold Gilt. Volume 1: Dictionary of Raw Materials: Small burn marks on the bottom edge of the covers. Very light foxing to pages.Black and white illustrations. 304pp Volume 2: Manufacture and Preparation: Heavy shelf wear to spine. Soiling to the top right corner Black and white illustrations. .406pp.Burn marks along the lower edge of the front and back covers. DATE PUBLISHED: 1927 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        October Blast

      Dublin: The Cuala Press. 1927. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1927, 350 copies printed. Quarter linen and blue boards in rare plain tan paper DUST JACKET. Book is fine, jacket good only with edgewear and loss and half of spine lacking. Contains nine of his most iconic poems - with some pages of notes on the poems by Yeats afterwards: Sailing to Byzantium, Among Schoolchildren, The Tower, Two Songs from a Play, etc.

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        Kew Gardens. With decorations by Vanessa Bell.

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, 3rd EditionThird edition - limited to 500 numbered copies, this being #163. Crown 4to. [48pp]. Pictorial paper-covered boards featuring a three-colour design by Vanessa Bell, marked, soiled and a little stained. Spine ends chipped with a little light wear to gutters. Endpapers lightly browned and with a small sliver of loss from the head of the front endpaper (where at some point it became adhered to the adjacent pastedown). A somewhat handled copy, but lovely and crisp internally, printed on rectos only, each with a border decoration by Vanessa Bell. Lacking the original unprinted glassine protector, and with a fresh sheet of protective acetate supplied. Kirkpatrick A3c.

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        A Quantum Theory of the Scattering of X-rays by Light Elements" in Physical Review 21, May 1923, pp 483-502

      FIRST EDITION OF ARTHUR COMPTON'S NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PAPER ON THE 'COMPTON EFFECT,' THE SCATTERING OF HIGH-ENERGY PHOTONS BY ELECTRONS. The landmark "discovery of the Compton effect served as the technical catalyst for the acceptance and rapid development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s and 1930s" (Todd, Scientists in Space and Astronomy, 88). From this distance, "it is difficult for us today to understand that Compton's explanation of X-ray scattering was regarded as revolutionary. Physicists until then had learned that electromagnetic radiation, depending on the process studied, had to be described as consisting of EITHER waves OR energy quanta but now had to accept that BOTH the wave AND the particle property were needed" (Brandt, The Harvest of the Century, 130). "Compton carried out relativistic calculations (assuming detailed conservation of energy and momentum on a quantum-by-quantum basis) that predicted that energetic X-ray or gamma-ray quanta, when scattered off of electrons, would lose a certain amount of energy" Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 43). "His experiments revealed that there definitely was a measurable shift of X-ray (photon) wavelength with scattering angle - a phenomenon now called the 'Compton effect'" (Todd). "The Compton effect is the inelastic scattering of a photon when it collides with an electron that results in a decrease in energy (increase in wavelength). Part of the energy is transferred to the electron, which recoils and is ejected from its atom (which becomes ionized), and the rest of the energy is taken by the scattered, "degraded" photon. The classical wave theory of light cannot explain the shift in wavelength (and loss of energy) observed in the Compton effect, and as a result, Compton's experiment convinced most physicists that light does in this case behave as a stream of particles whose energy is proportional to its frequency" (The Wenner Collection). Compton's paper verified Planck's quantum postulate AND "confirmed Einstein'a view that the quantum of light interacted like a discrete particle" (Peacock). Compton was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics. CONDITION & DETAILS: Full volume. Lancaster: American Physical Society. 4to (10.75 x 8 inches; 268 x 200mm). Entire volume, continuously paginated pp. 1-736. Compton's paper: pp. 483-502. Ex-libris with no markings at the spine whatsoever. There are two stamps of the blank front fly leaf and an envelope on the front paste down. Minor. Illustration: In-text figures throughout. Exterior: Bound in blue cloth with a gilt-lettered spine; very slight rubbing at the edges. Tightly and solidly bound. The interior is bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        Das Deutsche Lichtbild (DDL) Die vollständige Reihe, bis auf den Jahresband 1969 und den letzten Band alle gebunden ! 1927 - 1938 [alles !] und 1955 - 1979 [alles !] Deutsche Lichtbild, Das - Das Deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1927 [- 1938]. Herausgegeben von H.[ans] Windisch [ab 1930: Robert und Bruno Schultz gemeinsam, ab 1934: Bruno Schultz alleine]. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz [1927 ff; ab 1933: Berlin, Bruno Schultz Verlag]. Strache, Wolf (Hrsg.): Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1955. Stuttgart, Verlag DSB Dr. Wolf Strache, 1955 - 1979 (alles !)

      Berlin, später Stuttgart, Schultz, später DSB Strache 1927.. 11 + 25, also 36 Original-Leinwandbände, bis auf die beiden Jahrgänge 1969 und 1979. diese in Original-Broschur.. Zu den ersten elf Jahrgängen (1927 - 1938) mit rund 1.500 Abbildungen erstellte der Hamburger Photohistoriker Roland Jaeger, 2013 als Privatdruck in kleiner Auflage erschienen, einen exakten Index, der neben den Photographen auch die Autoren und Inserenten aufführt. Deswegen haben wir an dieser Stelle darauf verzichtet, den Inhalt dieser Jahrbücher ähnlich aufzuschlüsseln, wie wir das für "Photographie" (AMG) getan haben. Vergl. auch den Artikel von Jaeger zu DDL in "Autopsie" (Bd. 2, 2015). Die Berliner Jahre im Schultz-Verlag 1927 - 1938. Windisch, Hans (Hrsg.): Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1927. Hg. von H. Windisch. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz, o.J. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1928/29. Unseren deutschen und ausländischen Mitarbeitern in Dankbarkeit gewidmet. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz, o.J. 91 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1930. Heinrich Kühn zum 50jährigen Lichtbildnerjubiläum gewidmet. [Einführungstext von Peter Panter, d.i. Kurt Tucholsky]. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz, 1929. 112 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1931. Dem verdienten Forscher auf den Gebieten der angewanden und wissenschaftlichen Photographie Seiner Exzellenz Feldmarschallleutnant Dr. h.c. Arthur Freiherrn von Hübl in herzlicher Dankbarkeit und aufrichtiger Verehrung gewidmet. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz, o.J. 164 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1932. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz, 1931. 180 und 16 weitere Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1933. [Vorwort "Wie sieht der Fotograf? Gespräch zwischen Raoul Hausmann und Werner Gräff, Berlin"]. Berlin, Verlag Robert & Bruno Schultz, 1932. 160 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1934. [Vorwort "In eigener Sache" von Adolf Hitler]. Berlin, Bruno Schultz Verlag, 1934. 112 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1935. Berlin, Bruno Schultz Verlag, 1934. 128 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1936. [Vorwort: Heinrich Kühn]. Berlin, Bruno Schultz Verlag, 1935. 152 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1937. Berlin, Bruno Schultz Verlag, 1936. 128 Tafeln. Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1938. [Vorwort: Paul Wolff]. Berlin, Bruno Schultz Verlag, 1938. 144 Tafeln. Die Nachkriegszeit in 25 Jahrbüchern: Strache, Wolf (Hrsg.): Das deutsche Lichtbild. Jahresschau 1955. Stuttgart, Verlag DSB Dr. Wolf Strache, 1955 - 1979 (alles !) * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. *

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        Last of the Windjammers, The

      1927. first edition. Without a Doubt the Greatest Book on Sail Ever Published"LUBBOCK, Basil. The Last of the Windjammers. With illustrations and plans. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1927-1929. First American edition, first impression. Two octavo volumes in four (9 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 245 x 180 mm.).Volume One: xiv, 266; [iv], 267-518 pp. With 126 illustrations and 17 plans.Volume Two: xv, [i, blank], 212; [iv], 213-443, [1 blank] pp. With 174 illustrations and 17 plans.Publishers blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, map endpapers. Ink signature on front flyleaf of volume 1, part 1. A few small tape repairs to some folding maps otherwise a near fine set. Complete with the original prospectus's for both volumes."Here is a real book of the sea, another welcome break in the hasty, monotonous, superficial collections that have made their appearance to exploit the thirst for genuine sea literature created mainly by the appearance of Mr. Lubbock's world- famous books on Clippers and Frigates, narratives that have stirred the emotions and thoughts of readers even far removed from actual seafaring. This book, which will be published in two volumes, will complete the series which commenced with the China Clippers and deals, in particular, with those ships and trades which were not included in the previous volumes. The book was planned to take in every Sailing Ship of any note from the year of the opening of the Suez Canal to the present day, but in practice vessels of a very much earlier date have often been included, especially when sketching the early history of shipping firms. Volume I. is divided into Three Parts. The first deals with the Life and Personnel in Sail, with a chapter on the History of Cape Horn. Part II. is devoted to the vessels in the big Sailing Ship Trades, such as the Jute Clippers and Grain Carriers. Part III. is devoted entirely to the Small Fry -- Swansea Copper-ore-men, Clipper Barques in the South and West African Trades, Intercolonial and South Sea Traders, Fruit Schooners and Fish Carriers. The illustrations and plans, which are very numerous, have been carefully selected and are intended to provide a pictorial record of the last seventy years of the now almost extinct Windjammer. Never before have so many particulars of voyages, incidents and names been included in one boon. It is a simple seamanlike narrative, told in Mr. Lubbock's inimitable style beloved by seafarers and relished by those who love the sea and its traditions. It is a book you will be really proud to possess -- and guard! (Publisher's prospectus for volume 1).Volume two deals with the Deep-Water Sailing Ships, 1888-1928. "In this, the second volume, the great steel sailing ships of the last thirty years are described in detail. Although steel plates and wire rigging were a big contrast to oak ribs, pine planking and tarred hemp rigging, these pages show that life at sea aboard the last of the windjammers was very little different from that of our great-grandfathers in the days of Nelson… There are a number of appendices, giving hull measurements, rigging plans, and other statistics… The index of ships, owners and captains is most complete. The end-pieces take the form of a conventionalized chart and the binding is of the same quality that gave Volume One such handsome appearance." (Publisher's prospectus for volume 2).

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        GNOME KING OF OZ

      NEILL, J.R.. (BAUM,L.FRANK) THE GNOME KING OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Relly & Lee (1927). 4to, green cloth, pictorial paste-on, slight soil and rubbing, near fine. First edition (Hanff-Greene XXI) illustrated by J.R. NEILL with 12 color plates (coated on both sides) plus black & whites. This is a beautiful copy.

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        Dracula

      London: William Rider & Sons Limited, 1927. 16th Edition. Hardcover. Good. Green cloth with black lettering on spine. Good in Good+ dust jacket. Spine sunned, back cover discolored as well. Name on paste down. Edges dust-soiled. Jacket chipped at head, a bit rubbed and soiled with some edge wear. A British, early 20th Century edition of the horror classic in its uncommon jacket.

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        This England

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Bert Thomas. This England by Edgar Wallace First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1927. With illustrations by political cartoonist Bert Thomas. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Red boards with gilt lettering VG in original dust jacket priced 7/6.

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        Death comes for the Archbishop

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1927 - First Edition, First Printing. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some chipping to the spine and edges. The book bound in the original publisher's green cloth with paper labels. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of the book with the scarce First Issue dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Twenty-third Psalm

      Rome: Privately Printed, 1927. First edition thus. Unpaginated. Nine original woodcut illustrations by Paulo Paschetto tipped in.. (Folio) 39x33.5 cm (15¼x13¼") original full pictorial vellum with image of the Christ carrying a lamb upon his shoulders. No. 5 of 100 copies. Signed by the author at the limitation statement; each plates with the artist's penciled monogram and date. Paolo Paschetto (1885-1963) was a devout Christian who apparently regarded his iconographic art as a calling or avocation as much as a profession. He served as a professor at the Royal Academy of Art in Rome. He was known in Italy as one of the foremost black-and-white artists and illustrators. Light wear; very good.

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        Treasure Island

      London: Ernest Benn Ltd. 1927., 1927. The first edition of Stevenson's classic children's adventure featuring Edmund Dulac's fine colour illustrations. Small Quarto. pp. xii, 256. Twelve colour plates, including frontispiece, and twenty one engravings. Luxuriously re-bound by Atkinson's of Salisbury in half royal blue morocco leather with blue cloth boards and gilt titles. Original brown cloth spine pasted to last page. One of Stevenson's best known titles, subsequently graced with many film and television adaptations, including one by the Muppets! Brand new binding with a crisp clean text block. Fine condition.

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        Autograph Quotation, Signed

      1927 - and below a pen-and-ink portrait of the author by Robert Kastor (signed "R. Kastor"). approx. 11 x 9 in.; 278 x 228 mm. "Richard Harned' from Spoon River Antholgy. Golden bees at the heart of Violets/ Heavy with starry wine of the flower/." a total of 21 lines. Finely matted, glazed and framed and below a pen-and-ink portrait of the author by Robert Kastor (signed "R. Kastor"). approx. 11 x 9 in.; 278 x 228 mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Unterm Leichentuch.

      - Ein Nachtstück. Heidelberg, Merlin (= Das zweite der Kubin-Bücher) 1927. Mit Titelbild, Initiale und 16 Illustrationen, Strichätzungen nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. Gr.-8°. 77(3) S. Orig.-Pergament mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette und Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - Der Text erschien zuerst 1920 im Steegemann-Verlag, Hannover. - Eins von 30 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe B in Ganzpergament mit der Signatur vom Künstler und Autor im Druckvermerk. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 217.6. - Raabe 325. - Horodisch 34. - Marks A 101. - Schönes Exemplar.

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        La suite dans les idées

      Au sans pareil 1927 - - Au sans pareil, Paris 1927, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Pierre Drieu la Rochelle pour la "Revue des jeunes". Un petit manque en pied du dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Signed autograph of the author for the "Youth Magazine". A small lack in foot of the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Beyträge zur Optik

      Bln., Vereinsgabe der Berliner Bibliophilen Abends für 1927, 1928.. 1928. (2) 62/(2) 30 (4) S., XXI (I) S. mit Nachwort von Julius Schuster mit Faltkupfer & Photographie des Wasserprismas Goethe's eingeklebt. Erstes und zweites Stück in 2 Marmor-Umschläge, die 27 handkolorierten Tafeln in einem ähnlich marmorierten Etui. Allesamt in marmorirtem Original-Schuber mit Ldrrschild mit Rvg. VA. auf Bütten: in der Presse numeriertes Exemplar 125 von 150. Unabgeschnitten, ungeöffnet, Schuber mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren, dessen Rckn und Rand oben etwas nachgedunkelt. ¶ Schuber mit leichteren Gebrauchsspuren, ansonsten hervorragend erhalten.

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF ORIGINAL IMAGES TAKEN IN 1926 BY AN ENGLISH SETTLER IN EAST AFRICA WHO SERVED AS A COLONIAL POLICE OFFICER, SHOWING KENYA, THE POLICE FORCE IN NYERI, AND THE KIKUYU AND SWAHILI PEOPLES, 1926-1927

      1927. Original photograph album. Full Leather. Very Good. This album contains 169 sepia and gelatin-silver photographs, mounted onto black cardstock leaves, many with handwritten captions, housed in an oblong leather album, 10.25" x 14.25". The photographs vary in size from 6.5" x 4.5" to 2.5" x 1.5". Added to the original images are more than 40 published photographic illustrations, some very large. This coloniail police officer's album centers on Nyeri, where he came to know many of the Kikuyu and Swahili people, resulting in some stellar snapshots of their dwellings, bomas, traditional costumes, and work as laborers for the colony. A predominant theme throughout is the training of the Askaris and the many Africans with whom he interacted. Our African adventure begins on board the "Usurama" with views of Malaga, Stromboli, Acien, and Port Said, and including a tour of Aden. ~~ Historic photographs in Nyeri include the first police station, the popular White Rhino Hotel, Askaris practicing bayonet-fighting, the town of Karatina. the Thego River Estate, Mount Kenya, etc. Street scenes in Nairobi are tranquil and charming, capturing the historic Savoy Hotel on Caledonian Road, Lamberts Ltd, McIvor's Garage, etc. Also documented is a sojourn to Chania Falls in the nearby town of Thika. On July 31, our photographer journeyed to Longido in Tanganyika [now Tanzania], stopping at the customs office with his cargo. Some interesting images show the crude yet effective ferry service as it was some 90 years ago, connecting Mombasa to the mainland. Other photographs show that the police officer became a merchant, transporting 35 cases of vermouth and 10 cases of whiskey from Mombasa to Nairobi for two different clients. Inland journeys through swampy regions required a robust six-wheel truck. ~~ Affluent, influential Europeans are seen and named on their estates and in various locales. Fellow police officers are identified by name. (In the 1920s, police duties involved night patrols in urban areas, responding to property crimes, enforcement of labor laws on settler's farms, even the execution of death sentences, with the over-riding duty of protecting Europeans and their property.) ~~ This is a very flavorful album of East Africa in the 1920s, seen through the eyes and camera lens of a police officer who had the inside track. Men named in the captions in this album include: Briggs, MacDonald, Cochrane, Oliphant, Chandler, Coleman, Griffiths, Engelbrecht, Willbourne, Goning, Simmons, Atherton, Chivers, Spurgeon.

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        SIDELIGHTS ON PEKING LIFE.

      CHARMING WORK ON CHINESE, PEKING, ITS CULTURE, SIGHTS &c.Peking 1927, - China Booksellers Limited. Red cloth, very goodintro. by Hardy Jowett, 50 b.w. photos plates shows 100 nicephotos, 135p, map, large format 19 x 26 cm., slight stain tofront/ rear covers, contents clean.FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864 - 1901. Dessins - Estampes - Affiches.

      Paris, Floury 1927. 4to. 281, (3). Frontisp., richly illustr. Whole leather in slip-case w. col. front wrapper. Large silver book-plate. No. 1305. Nice

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        The Mothers. A Study of the Origins of Sentiments and Institutions. Volume I-III. With a written dedication of the author. Signed.

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1927 - gr 8°, Lwd. m. goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, 781, 789 u. 841 S. Als Beilagen ein Aufsatz über Robert Briffault von Huntington Cairns und ein zweiseitiger typographischer Brief des "institutionalist economist" Clarence Edwin Ayres über den Aufsatz und Robert Briffault. - Kanten etwas bestoßen, Klebereste eines Ex libris auf der Innenseite des vorderen Buchdeckels vom ersten Band, Bleistiftnotizen auf den Innenseiten der hinteren Buchdeckel, sehr vereinzelte Anstreichungen, insgesamt noch gute Exemplare. - With a typescript letter of the "institutionalist economist" Clarence Edwin Ayres about Robert Briffault. - Book edges lightly rubbed, some pencil marks. Good copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        OEuvres Complètes

      François Bernouard, Paris 1927 - Typographie François Bernouard, Paris 1927 - 15 des 17 volumes édités - t1 Les Diaboliques (411p.), t3 Le Chevalier des Touches (204 p.), t4 Poëmes précédés de la Vie de l'Auteur et d'une Bibliographie (XCVIII+199), t5 Une vieille Maîtresse I (244p.), t6 Une Vieille Maîtresse II (319p.), t7 Un Prêtre Marié I (294p.), t8 Un Prêtre Marié II (251p.), t9 L'Amour Impossible, Pensées Détachées du Dandysme (334p.), t10 Ce qui ne Meurt Pas I (238p.), t11 Ce qui ne Meurt Pas II suivi de La Bague d'Annibal (248+94p.), t12 Une Histoire sans Nom suivi de Une Page d'Histoire et de Memoranda (186+25+126p.), t13Memoranda (1er et 2e) (442p.), t14 Lettres à Trebutien I (347p.), t16 Lettres à Trébutien III (Inédites) (417p.), t17 Lettres à Trébutien IV (Inédites) (396p.) (manquent les tomes 2, L'Ensorcelée et 15, Lettres à Trébutien II qui, selon les notes inscrites, n'ont pas été reliés avec ces 15 tomes) - No 469 des 1500 exemplaires sur Vergé Navarre - Reliure demi cuir rouge à coins et filets dorés signée Zendel, tête dorée, couvertures et dos originaux conservés - Très bon état avec quelques petits accrocs sur le haut du dos des tomes 6 et 12 - attention poids important pour l'envoi 11,5 kg ref 097-111 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHOTO ALBUM OF H.M.S. HAWKINS CRUISE TO SHANGHAI IN 1927. [With a Photo of KMT Soldiers in the Shanghai Street at the Beginning of the Chinese Civil War, 1927]

      A GROUP OF 34 ORIGINAL 1927 - BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS [Shanghai] 1927. Group of 34 b.w. photographs, 7.8 x 10 cm.,all very clean, bright silver gelatin type photos, cornermounted in a cloth covered album, 21 x 13.7 cm., very goodstrong, clear images very little fading, string tied spine. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        THE BIRDS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA: A General Account of the Birds Inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore with the Adjacent Islands.

      THE MAJOR RELIABLE RESOURCE ON THE SUBJECT London 1927, - 28, 36, 76, Witherby. Red cloth, v. good, vols1,2,3,5 of 5 vol. set, 329+264+310+448p., 100 color ills.,color map, 10 b.w. maps, appendices, bibs., indices, t.e.g. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Jagdgeschichte Steiermarks - 4 Bände. Band 1. Materialien zur Geschichte des steirischen Jagdrechtes und der Jagdverfassung, Band 2. Geschichte der steirischen Jagdgebiete, Band 3. Jagdstatistik und Geschichte des steirischen Wildes, Band 4. Geschichte des Jagdrechtes und der Jagdausübung - OHNE KARTE in Band 2.

      Graz, Leykam, 1927 - 1931.. Erstauflage, EA XX, 317, XXIX, 1056, XVI, 328, XIX, 704 Seiten Gr. 8°, Halbleder. sehr schöne Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Abbildungen, alle vier Bände guter Zustand

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        Men Without Women

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927 - Near fine first edition copy with Scribner's seal. The page number at page 3 is complete. Spine ends/board edges gently rubbed. The original unclipped first issue jacket in mylar has been professionally restored and is now fine. A square tight unmarked copy in unclipped restored jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sporting Works (7 volume set)

      Derrydale 1927 - 7 volume complete set. Autographed on title page by author, Edith Somerville. Bound in publisher's fine green cloth, with black, gilt ruled spine labels. Top edge gilt. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Illustrated end pages. Hitchcock Ed. - One of 500. Frazier S14a. Siegel 6. ABPC 78 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        JARDINS DE LA COTE D'AZUR.

      First edition. Godard started his career working under Édouard André in Paris, but in 1906 he left to establish his own practice on the French Riviera, where he opened an office in Nice in 1910. He continued there until the 1940s, during which period he worked almost exclusively designing gardens on the Côte D'Azur in the new Mediterranean style which he helped to establish along with Peto, Forestier and Bac. His JARDINS DE LA COTE D'AZUR is the most impressive contemporary publication featuring his gardens, which figure prominently among the 21 gardens it presents, including Les Palmiers at Nice and La Croix des Gardes at Cannes. Altogether nine of his gardens are shown along with others by Peto, Gréber, Duchêne and others. The selection favors, in particular, large formal gardens of the sort in which Godard specialized. His introductory text includes a history of mediterranean gardens and a chapter on the "Principes Généraux De Composition Du Jardin Moderne Sur La Côte D'Azur."Folio (44.5 x 32.5 cm); 11 pp. + 44 heliogravure plates from photographs. Loose, as issued in original three quarter cloth portfolio with paper covered boards, all ties present; gilt titling on upper cover and spine; a few scuff marks, and some discoloration to cloth and paper covers, internally fine; a very good copy.

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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1927. First American Edition. First Printing, trade issue. Octavo; orange textured cloth, with titling, rule, and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; decorative endpapers; dustjacket; 103pp; illus. Base of spine gently nudged, with a touch of oxidation to gilt; very Near Fine. Dustjacket shows a faint vertical fold along the spine panel, with a 2mm closed tear to upper right corner of front flap fold; fresh and Fine in every other respect, without wear and with the colors as bright and vibrant as the day of publication. Stunning copy of the third Pooh book, chronicling the adventures of Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Piglet, and a very loveable bear. While copies of the UK edition - even very nice ones - are ubiquitous, first editions of their American counterparts are considerably less common, with copies such as this one being genuinely scarce.

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        Treasure Island

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1927. Quarto. Original full vellum, black morocco label, top edge gilt. Housed in a recent tan cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Colour frontispiece, 11 other plates and black and white illustrations in the text by Edmund Dulac. Library bookplate, perforated library stamps to some pages (including title page), endpapers a little dust-soiled and with a couple of small creases. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition. Number 9 of 50 copies on handmade paper signed by the illustrator. In her bibliography of the artist Ann Conolly Hughey described the illustrations of Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb". Dulac himself considered Treasure Island as his best work.

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        Troilus and Criseyde Edited by Arundell del Re and with wood engravings by Eric Gill.

      Waltham Saint Lawrence Golden Cockerell Press 1927 - A Near Fine Copy. One of 225 Numbered Copies [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. Troilus and Criseyde. Edited by Arundell del Re and with wood engravings by Eric Gill. Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerell Press, 1927. First Gill edition. One of 225 numbered copies, this being 106. Folio (12 x 7 1/2 inches; 306 x 189 mm). [4, blank], xi, [1, blank], 310, [2, blank], [1, colophon], [7, blank] pp. With five full page wood engravings by Eric Gill. Gill also contributed the distinctive figures-in-foliage fore-margin engravings. With initials and section titles printed in blue and red. Publisher's quarter russet morocco over patterned paper boards. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine very lightly sunned. Overall, a beautiful, near fine copy. One of the three most important books from the Golden Cockerel Press (along with The Four Gospels and The Canterbury Tales) and the scarcest as the press run was smaller than the other two. Chanticleer 50. Gill 279. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 297. HBS 67495. $9,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original pen and ink drawing for Troilus and Criseyde

      c. 1927. Pen and ink on paper, measuring 8 by 2 3/4 inches, matted and framed. This is Gill's design for a border that appears three times in the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Troilus and Criseyde, and it shows Chaucer sitting in a tree writing "Troilus" in a book. The design appears on pp. 179, 243, and 310 of the published work. The drawing is double-matted, and the older, inner mat bears a pencil notation: "Museum study of modern book illustration by Eric Gill," suggesting that the drawing was once part of an exhibit. A fine drawing from one of the highspots of Gill's work as a book illustrator, in a tasteful gilded frame that measures 18 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches.

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        La Collection Foulc: Objets d'art du moyen age et de la renaissance, Vol. 2, Planches

      Editions Les Beaux-Arts, 1927, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good Plus, First EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. This is the plates volume of a book that was issued as a two-volume set, the first volume being the text volume. This is no. 13 of 250 numbered copies. All copies on Arches paper. Issued December 1, 1927. The plates engraved by Raoul Varin were drawn by H. Geny-Gros, and the plates engraved by Dujardin were drawn by Dujardin himself. Text printed by l'Imprimerie l'Hoir, Paris. With LXXXVI heliotype plates in duo-tone. First and presumed only printing of this book. Large folio, 15 x 11.25 inches. Original paper wrappers and over-wrappers, European-style. The over-wrappers are somewhat age-darkened, and with title page reproduced on the front over-wrapper and with lettering also to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners. The wrapper is firmly attached to the text-block. The wrappers and over-wrappers are exceptionally clean. Light off-setting to the front and rear FEPs from the over-wrappers. The book contains a double-page heliotype showing an impressive room housing part of the Foulc Collection, followed by 86 full-page plates (except that Plate LIII is double-page), as called for. With deckled fore and bottom page edges to a handsome effect. Some light rubbing marks to the front over-wrapper, else the book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. A Very Good Plus copy. Very scarce in any condition. An extremely valuable reference work for collectors and dealers of objets d'art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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        HISTORY OF THE CHISUM WAR OR LIFE OF IKE FRIDGE Stirring Events of Cowboy Life on the Frontier

      Printed by Smith, Electra,, 1927. First Edition. Fine. A Fine First Edition First Printing in original staple bound printed wrappers. In later gray cloth covered slipcase with silver lettering front cover. Truly the nicest copy one can hope to find of this Western Americana Classic. Rare. 8vo. 70 pp.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Hrsg. von Artur Buchenau, Eduard Spranger und Hans Stettbacher.

      Verlag von Walter de Gruyter sowie Orell Füssli Verlag,, Berlin und Leipzig sowie Zürich, 1927 - Bde. 1-17A und 18-28 (in 29 Bänden). Berlin und Leipzig sowie Zürich, Verlag von Walter de Gruyter sowie Orell Füssli Verlag, 1927-80. 8vo. Originale grüne Verlagsleinenbände mit goldener Rücken- und Deckelprägung. (St.a.Vorsätzen, sonst nahezu neuwertiger Zustand!). Der Großteil der Kritischen Ausgabe in einem schönen, einheitlichen Set. I. Schriften aus der Zeit von 1766 bis 1780. Berlin 1927. VIII, 414 S. II.-V. Lienhard und Gertrud. 1. (1781) und 2. Teil (1783) sowie 3. (1785) und 4. Teil (1787) sowie 2. Fassung der Teile 1 (1790), 2 (1790) und 3 (1792). Entwürfe zu einem 4. Teil und Entwurf zu Bonals Cronik sowie 3. Fassung der Teile 1 (1819) und 2 (1819). Berlin 1927-30. VII, 496; 589; VIII, 607; 516 S. VI. Lienhard und Gertrud (Dritte Fassung), 3. Teil 1819 und 4. Teil 1820. Entwürfe zum verlorenen 5. Teil. Zürich 1960. XVI, 626 S. VII. Die Kinderlehre der Wohnstube, Christoph und Else. Berlin 1940 (späterer Nachdruck des Originalverlags). 588 S. VIII. Ein Schweizer-Blatt. Berlin 1927. 485 S. IX.-XI. Schriften aus der Zeit von 1782-1797. Berlin 1930-33. VIII, 629; VI, 537; 542 S. XII. Schriften aus der Zeit von 1797-1799. Berlin 1938 (Nachdruck des Originalverlags von 1977). 860 S. XIII.-XIV. Schriften aus der Zeit von 1799-1803. Berlin 1932-52. 555; 632 S. XV. Schriften aus den Jahren 1803-1804. Zürich 1958. 554 S. XVI. Schriften aus der Zeit 1803-Juli 1804. Berlin 1935. (Nachdruck des Originalverlags von 1977). VIII, 666 S. XVII-A. Schriften aus den Jahren ungefähr 1803-1805. Zürich 1973. 350 S. Mit Faltskizze im Anhang. XVIII. Schriften aus der Zeit von 1805-1806. Berlin 1943. (Nachdruck des Originalverlags von 1977). 349 S. XIX. Ansichten und Erfahrungen, die Idee der Elementarbildung betreffend, 1805-1807. 2., unveränd. Aufl. Zürich 1977. 437 S. XX. Schriften von Ende 1806 bis Anfang 1808. 2., unveränd. Aufl. Zürich 1977. 476 S. XXI. Schriften aus den Jahren 1808-1809. 2., unveränd. Aufl. Zürich 1980. 454 S. XXII. Über die Idee der Elementarbildung (Lenzburger Rede) und fünf Schriften um 1810. Zürich 1979. 575 S. XXIII. Schriften von 1811-1815. Zürich 1972. 485 S. XXIV-A. und XXIV-B. An die Unschuld, 1815 (Text) sowie 1815 (Text-Nachtrag) und Schriften von 1816. Zürich 1977-78. 434; 345 S. XXV.-XXVIII. Schriften von 1817-1827. Zürich 1974-76. 493; 664; 535; 540 S. (St.a.Vorsätzen, sonst nahezu neuwertiger Zustand!). Originale grüne Verlagsleinenbände mit goldener Rücken- und Deckelprägung.

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        Achievement in Photo-Engraving and Letter-Press Printing MCMXXVII Limited edition

      Chicago: American Photo-Engravers Assocation. Very Good. 1927. First. Illustrated by 235 photo-engraving establishments in the United States, Canada, England, France and Germany and printed by 75 different printing houses. A fine copy complete with Prospectus and Flader's "Raison d'etre." One of only 7200 copies printed. Description copyright 2105 Virginia Bookshop. ; Quarto 24x30cm; 9.5x12 in.; 488 pages .

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        Les rencontres de Mr. de Bréot, par Henri de Régnier. Avec des ornements et des figures en couleurs de Sylvain Sauvage.

      - Paris, Chez Sylvain Sauvage (impr. Pierre Bouchet), 1927. In-4, (2)-248-(4) pp., broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous chemise et étui modernes (couverture légèrement brunie, sisnon bel exemplaire). Tirage limité à 177 exemplaires, ici un des 140 sur vélin. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Dreamland Express [FIRST EDITION DATED 1927]

      Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: H R MillarThree schoolboys; John, Peter and George have been sent to bed early but no-one can stop their adventures in dreamland! Book - in Good beige boards with a colourful paper illustrated over lay to the front board - some surface loss to the bottom edge of the over lay and some further slight surface loss to the rest of the over lay, some rubbing/wearing to the extreme edges of the front board and extreme corners. Book has been professionally restored, text block re-stitched and rebound in original boards with new off-white endpapers,some browning to last page and scattered very occasional light browning/light marking and faint yellowing to the page edges otherwise clean and now tightly bound. An Attractive Copy of this highly desirable book complete with Its charming illustrations, including all 14, one double page, in full colour SEE SCANS. Size: 9 inches tall by 11 inches. 94 [2] pages. Colour illustrated title page & 14 full page colour plates (including 1 double page), 5 black & white plates, 3 text illus from photos., 36 text illustrations. Illustrator: H R Millar. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7557.

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        Autobiographies

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1927 - Limited Edition of 250 copies printed. This copy is SIGNED by W.B. Yeats. An attractive copy with some discoloration to the spine and minor wear to the edges. Besides the previous owner's bookplates the pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A collectable copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Physical Interpretation of the Quantum Dynamics. SS. 621-641. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series A, Vol. 113.

      London, Harrison, 1927. - (25,5 x 17,5 cm). VI, 732, VII, XVII S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafeln. Leinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seiner Transformationstheorie, einem seiner Hauptwerke. - Dirac entwickelt hier eine abstrakte Fassung der Quantenmechanik, die als Spezialfälle die klassische Mechanik, die Heisenbergsche Matrizenmechanik und die Schrödingersche Wellenmechanik enthält. Er kann damit - unabhängig von Schrödinger - die Äquivalenz der Heisenbergschen und der Schrödingerschen Theorien zeigen. - Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel. Rücken ausgebleicht und am oberen Kapital leicht eingerissen, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB 17, 224; Dalwitz-Peierls 16 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Death Comes for the Archbishop

      Alfred Knopf, New York 1927 - First Edition, First Printing. This copy is SIGNED by Willa Cather on a laid in signature. This advance FIRST ISSUE dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO fading to the spine. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has all the First Issue points present with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Cather First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L. MOHOLY NAGY: MALEREI FOTOGRAFIE FILM - BAUHAUSBÜCHER 8 - ZWEITE VERANDERTE AUFLAGE DRITTES BIS FÜNFTES TAUSEND

      München: Albert Langen Verlag, 1927 - 8° - 140pp - B/w Photo-reproductions. Bauhaus Book N° 8 PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY FILM, by L. Moholy Nagy (1895-1946) American painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film maker, theorist and teacher, of Hungarian birth. Second edition, text in German language. Original yellow binding with printed title in red. In good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Käferkarteikarte von 1927 *Autograph*,

      1927 - 1 Karteikarte aus Ernst Jüngers legendärer Käfersammlung. Hier ein von Ernst Jünger mit seiner feinen 1930er-Jahre-Handschrift handbeschrieben Karte für den Käfer Necrodes litoralis L. mit einem Fundvermerk von 1927 in Leisnig Sachsen "an ausgelegter Rindsleber". Sehr rares Stück, Jünger gab die Karte seinem Bibliographen Hans Peter des Coudres, der sie wiederum an einen treuen Leser weiterschenkte // interner vermerk -> -> -> BITTE BEACHTEN: Dieser Titel befindet sich nicht hier im Hause, sondern in meinem auswärtigen Nebenlager. Der Versand von dort erfolgt 1-2mal wöchentlich <- <- <- kxx \m/' Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF ORIGINAL IMAGES TAKEN IN 1926 BY AN ENGLISH SETTLER IN EAST AFRICA WHO SERVED AS A COLONIAL POLICE OFFICER, SHOWING KENYA, THE POLICE FORCE IN NYERI, AND THE KIKUYU AND SWAHILI PEOPLES, 1926-1927

      1927 - This album contains 169 sepia and gelatin-silver photographs, mounted onto black cardstock leaves, many with handwritten captions, housed in an oblong leather album, 10.25" x 14.25". The photographs vary in size from 6.5" x 4.5" to 2.5" x 1.5". Added to the original images are more than 40 published photographic illustrations, some very large. This coloniail police officer's album centers on Nyeri, where he came to know many of the Kikuyu and Swahili people, resulting in some stellar snapshots of their dwellings, bomas, traditional costumes, and work as laborers for the colony. A predominant theme throughout is the training of the Askaris and the many Africans with whom he interacted. Our African adventure begins on board the "Usurama" with views of Malaga, Stromboli, Acien, and Port Said, and including a tour of Aden. ~~ Historic photographs in Nyeri include the first police station, the popular White Rhino Hotel, Askaris practicing bayonet-fighting, the town of Karatina. the Thego River Estate, Mount Kenya, etc. Street scenes in Nairobi are tranquil and charming, capturing the historic Savoy Hotel on Caledonian Road, Lamberts Ltd, McIvor's Garage, etc. Also documented is a sojourn to Chania Falls in the nearby town of Thika. On July 31, our photographer journeyed to Longido in Tanganyika [now Tanzania], stopping at the customs office with his cargo. Some interesting images show the crude yet effective ferry service as it was some 90 years ago, connecting Mombasa to the mainland. Other photographs show that the police officer became a merchant, transporting 35 cases of vermouth and 10 cases of whiskey from Mombasa to Nairobi for two different clients. Inland journeys through swampy regions required a robust six-wheel truck. ~~ Affluent, influential Europeans are seen and named on their estates and in various locales. Fellow police officers are identified by name. (In the 1920s, police duties involved night patrols in urban areas, responding to property crimes, enforcement of labor laws on settler's farms, even the execution of death sentences, with the over-riding duty of protecting Europeans and their property.) ~~ This is a very flavorful album of East Africa in the 1920s, seen through the eyes and camera lens of a police officer who had the inside track. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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