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        Map of San Francisco showing Principal Streets and Places of Interest

      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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        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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

      London: John Murray, 1927. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in gold. Spine a bit dulled, lettering slightly faded, but very good in cloth chemise. The last of the original Sherlock Holmes books; a collection of 12 cases for the great detective.

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        A Monograph of the Pheasants

      London: Witherby for the New York Zoological Society, 1927. First Edition, no. 67 of 600 numbered copies. 90 color lithographed or collotype plates after Thorburn, Lodge, Grönwald, Fuertes, Knight, Jones, and Megargee; 88 photogravure plates (often with 2 images) from photographs by Beebe and others; 20 maps printed in red and black. 4 vols. Folio (16 x 11-5/8 inches). Original maroon cloth with gilt-lettering, t.e.g. Inner hinges of first volume professionally repaired (some traces of rubbing to outer joints), other volumes sound and clean, occasional faint toning of text block, else a fine set. Beebe&#39;s text was been called "perhaps the greatest ornithological work of the present century, notable not only for its beauty and the wealth of information it contains, but also for the unusual grace of its prose." (Ellis/Mengel).&#11;&#11;&#11;&#11;A monumental work of enduring significance.

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        The three Wartons : a choice of their verse / edited with a note and a select bibliography by Eric Partridge

      London : Scholartis Press 1927 - Physical description: 192p. ; 22.5cm. Subjects: Warton, Thomas, 1688?-1745 -- Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800 -- Warton, Thomas, 1728-1790 -- Poems -- Poetry -- Bibliography. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked, vellum-backed marbled boards. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Limited editions of 150 copies. 1 Kg. 192 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Class of 1931 Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) Scrapbook

      Blacksburg, Virginia, 1927. Scrapbook. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The string-tied soft leather scrapbook has the school seal embossed on its front cover along with the text "Virginia Tech Memory Book" and is approximately 10.5"x10.5"x 2". Over 65 used full pages; almost all with multiple items attached. Some of the pages are becoming brittle and chipped along the edges, occasionally damaging the attached items. The binding holes for some pages have torn. This is a fascinating collection of ephemeral mementos documenting student life as an undergraduate student at a large state college. The scrapbook contains approximately 230 items including: Vernacular photographs showing a line of arriving freshmen, rat parades, scrubbing numerals, dedication of I and K companies at the Kavalier Hotel, Watering Non-coms; Signatures for all of the "Brother Rats" of D Co. '31 plus two pages of other student autographs; Vernacular photographs of football games and the cross country team; Vernacular photographs of the Corps marching at away football games, D Company Barracks, and the Color Guard; Vernacular photographs of the Cheering Section and Cheer Leaders (Nichols was one); Vernacular photos of classmates and friends; School and Cadet Corps paperwork; Newspaper clippings of sporting events including the boxing team; Many dance invitations, tickets and cards including the VPI-VMI dance; German Club (one of the school's oldest fraternities) bids, invitations, etc.; A group of small college seals; Football game tickets; and more.

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        Roads & Harbours. Pieces in Cadence and Rhyme

      New York: Harry Roberts, Jr. [printed by the Derrydale Press], 1927. No. 60 of 150 copies, signed by the author. [2], ix, 111 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth with printed label on upper cover and spine. About fine, some foxing. Bookplate. Laid into a custom quarter crimson morocco drop box with leather label on upper cover. "A very rare and and scarce Derrydale." - Siegel.

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        Suite Provinciale

      Paris: Andre Delpeuch, 1927. First edition, no. 471 of 500 on velin Rives. avec 92 dessins inedits de Marc Chagall. 1 vols. 4to. Printed wrappers, with prospectus. Fine.

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        The Song Of The Soul By Saint John-Of-The-Cross, Barefooted Carmelite; Doctor of the Church. Translated by John O'Connor, Licentiate in Sacred Theology

      Francis Walterson, Capel-Y-Ffin Abergavenny 1927 - 21 pages. 22 x 17.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 116 of 150 signed by Eric Gill, hand printed on Batchelor hand-made paper, by the Chiswick Press with wood engravings by Eric Gill. Introduction by John O'Connor, noting the author composed this piece in a Toledo cell. GILL 280. Clean, bright copy, backstrip slightly sunned. Orig. quarter red buckram spine, green/blue mottled batik boards, spine lettered in gilt. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Men Without Women

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1927 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1927, Scribner's Seal is present. Black cloth boards, gold paper labels. Page number 3 in perfect type. The book weighs more than 15.8 ounces. Dust jacket priced at $2.00. Second issue jacket with reviews at the front panel. One of only 7,650 copies. {ref: Hanneman A7a, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear, light spots, age toning. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, age toning, shelf wear, chipping, tears. Tape at the reverse of the jacket spine. Wrapped in a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      Cassell and Company 1927, 1927, 1933, London - Three volumes, complete Quarto. original gilt-lettered light brown cloth with gilt-stamped scarabs on black background on front covers, endpapers decorated with Egyptian motifs in green. Volume I with 105 illustrations from photographs by Harry Burton, vol. II with 153, and vol. III with 156 illustrations. Volume I also has a detailed floor plan of the tomb. A cornerstone work for any Egyptologist. The last two volumes were written by Carter alone. Complete in three volumes.Howard Carter (9 May 1874 Ð 2 March 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, noted as a primary discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun. In 1891, at the age of 17, Carter, a talented young artist, was sent out to Egypt by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. Even at that young age he was innovative in improving the methods of copying tomb decoration. In 1892 he worked under the tutelage of William Matthew Flinders Petrie for one season at Amarna, the capital founded by the pharaoh Akhenaten.Carter was employed by Lord Carnarvon (these days of Downton Abbey fame ) to supervise his excavations from 1907. The intention of Gaston Maspero, who introduced the two, was to ensure that Carter imposed modern archaeological methods and systems of recording. Carnarvon financed Carter's work in the Valley of the Kings from 1914, but it was interrupted by World War I until 1917, when serious work was resumed. After several years of fruitless searching, Carnarvon became dissatisfied with the lack of results and, in 1922, he gave Carter one more season of funding to find the tomb he was searching for.On November 4, 1922, Carter's water carrier found the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb (subsequently designated KV62), by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. He wired Carnarvon to come, and on 26 November 1922, with Carnarvon, Carnarvon's daughter, and others in attendance, Carter made the famous "tiny breach in the top left hand corner" of the doorway, and was able to peer in by the light of a candle and see that many of the gold and ebony treasures were still in place. He did not yet know at that point whether it was "a tomb or merely a cache", but he did see a promising sealed doorway between two sentinel statues. When Carnarvon asked him what he could see, Carter replied: "There are some marvellous objects here".On 16 February 1923, Carter opened the sealed doorway, and found that it did indeed lead to a burial chamber, and he got his first glimpse of the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun. Carter's own notes and photographic evidence, indicate that he, Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn Herbert entered the burial chamber shortly after the tomb's discovery and before the official opening. Following his sensational discovery Howard Carter retired from archaeology and became a part-time agent for collectors and museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He visited the United States in 1924, and gave a series of illustrated lectures in New York City and other cities in the United States which were attended by very large and enthusiastic audiences, sparking Egyptomania in America.He died of lymphoma, a type of cancer, in Kensington, London, on 2 March 1939 at the age of 64. The archaeologist's death, so long after the opening of the tomb despite being the leader of the expedition, is the most common piece of evidence put forward by sceptics to refute the idea of a "curse of the pharaohs" plaguing the party that violated Tutankhamen's tomb.Carter is buried in the Putney Vale Cemetery in London. On his gravestone is written: "May your spirit live, May you spend millions of years, You who love Thebes, Sitting with your face to the north wind, Your eyes beholding happiness" and "O night, spread thy wings over me as the imperishable stars."Tut Ankh Amen, approx. 1341 BC Ð 1323 BC) was an Egyptian phara [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The King's Henchman. A Play in Three Acts

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Artist's Edition, Number 73 of 500 copies signed by the Author and Composer Deems Taylor. Containing 3 Original Etchings of Joseph Urban's Stage Sets. Folding musical score signed by Deems Taylor lower right. 132 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Linen spine, paper label and boards. Very fine with torn box (splitting but holding) Bookplate of Lucy Bernard Heinman and auction house description pasted onto flyleaf. "A lyric drama of Saxon England, a play of rare beauty dealing with a story of profound passion and treacherous love"

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        Autograph and typed letters concerning the founding and early development of Warm Springs, Georgia

      Warm Springs, Georgia, 1927. 8pp., in Roosevelt's hand, 10pp. typed. 7p. are on Warm Springs letterhead. 4to. Letters gave been hole-punched and bear marks from previous stapling. Half-inch tear to one of the typed pages and some chipping to 3 pages of memos. In quarter red morocco slipcase. "We are Concerned with the Greatest Good to the Greatest Number" A small but exceptional collection of memos and drafts providing rare insight into how FDR ran the Georgia Warm Springs, a Georgia resort that he took over and developed into a retreat for polio sufferers after founding the Warm Springs Foundation in 1927. The collection comprises 5 parts: 1. Autograph manuscript (not signed) in FDR's hand, on Warm Springs letterhead. 5 pp. "To all patients..." "The Foundation is conducting the treatment, and the patients come here for a definite purpose. The greater part of each day is taken up with the treatment, and while there is no wish to curtail personal liberty or recreation, it is essential to prevent fatigue and to work for the highest degree of health for all concerned. That is why simple rules are necessary. Many patients or their families will perhaps consider that circumstances warrant special exceptions to the rules -- but this would soon lead to confusion and discrimination. That is why all patients whether of full age or minors, whether living in the colony, hotel or in private cottages are asked to live up not only to the letter, but to the spirit of the rules. We are concerned with the greatest good to the greatest number." 2. Autograph manuscript (not signed) in FDR's hand. 3pp. "Memo" 3. Typed manuscript, dated January 1, 1928. 8pp (4 drafts). "Rules for Guests Living in the Colony." 4. Typed manuscript, dated July 7, 1927, on Georgia Warm Springs Foundation letterhead. 1p. "Subject: The Comfort & Happiness of Patients," signed in type "E. T. Curtis, Mgr." Reading in part: "A prime reason for the operation of Warm Springs by the Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt and associates, is the establishment of the Cure. The happiness of all patients, whether in the Hotel, in the Colony, or in private cottages, is of the first importance and will be so considered by all members of the staff." 5. Typewritten Newsletter "The Daily Gossip," dated July 6, 1927, on the verso of Georgia Warm Springs letterhead. Whimsical report of the disappearance and subsequent location of two of the resort's patients who happened to be young, male, and inebriated. Roosevelt acted as General Manager in charge of setting policy during first year of the foundation, the period during which these letters were written. He would ultimately meet his end there two decades later, and it was subsequently renamed the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. This collection of documents outlines policies and reflect Roosevelt's enthusiasm for the resort's therapeutic capabilities, from which he felt he had already benefitted, as well as his sense of great responsibility for visiting patients. Letters and documents including details of Roosevelt's time at Warm Springs are rare.

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        Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernest Shepard.

      - London: Methuen & Co., 1927. Sm. 8vo, x, 103 pp. Original red cloth, titled, ruled, and pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers bubbled here and there and with a crease. In original dust jacket, lightly soiled and with some material lost from the headcap and inner front flap. First trade edition of MilneÕs second collection of nursery poems; following closely on the heels of ÒWhen We Were Very YoungÓ and ÒWinnie-the -PoohÓ it exceed the sales of both. Pooh features in several poems and ShepardÕs illustrations are notable for including many illustrations of Pooh, Piglet, and friends, even surrounding poems on other subjects. HarringtonÕs Catalogue 80: The Pat McInally Collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now We Are Six With Decorations by Ernest Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., 1927. Sm. 8vo, x, 103 pp. Original red cloth, titled, ruled, and pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers bubbled here and there and with a crease. In original dust jacket, lightly soiled and with some material lost from the headcap and inner front flap. First trade edition of MilneÕs second collection of nursery poems; following closely on the heels of ?'When We Were Very Young?" and ?'Winnie-the -Pooh?" it exceed the sales of both. Pooh features in several poems and ShepardÕs illustrations are notable for including many illustrations of Pooh, Piglet, and friends, even surrounding poems on other subjects. HarringtonÕs Catalogue 80: The Pat McInally Collection.

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        Der Steppenwolf

      Berlin: Fischer, 1927 First Edition in original dust jacket. German language. Book is in near fine condition, dust jacket in very good condition, no significant chipping, but spine darkened, and with a small stain at upper edge. Laid in are contemporary news clippings of Hesse reading Steppenwolf and other works in Stuttgart, and a card SIGNED by Hermann Hesse. Extremely rare first edition of one of the masterworks of 20th century literature!

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        Les solitudes de Purun Bhagat

      1927. HIPPEAU, Jean-Paul. Les Solitudes de Purun Bhagat. By Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated with 24 plates by Jean-Paul Hippeau. Loose as issued in the original wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Paris: Les Éditions de la Lucarne, 1927 |~||~||~||~| The book consists of an illustrated interpretation of a selection of from Kipling's short story The Miracle of Purun Bhagat which was first published in magazine form, and then in The Second Jungle Book. This is a highly unusual book consisting of 24 beautiful abstract plates executed in pochoir by an artist about whom we could find no information. One of 55 copies on Madagascar moyenne force, of a total edition of 117.

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        The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table ? Le Morte Darthur ?

      London: Dent, 1927. Third Edition, one of 1600 copies. With plates and numerous illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley in text. lvi, 538 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Three quarter brown niger and patterned paper boards, spine gilt, original black cloth spine and upper cover with the Beardsley designs bound in, t.e.g. by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine.

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        The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

      London: Cassell and Company, 1927, 1927, 1933. Volume I: 3rd printing, volumes II-III first editions. original gilt-lettered light brown cloth with gilt-stamped scarabs on black background on front covers, endpapers decorated with Egyptian motifs in green. Slight rubbing of edges and corners, volume I and II with a few very small whitish spots, volume II with a little bumped upper right corner, else very nice. Quarto. Three volumes, complete Volume I with 105 illustrations from photographs by Harry Burton, vol. II with 153, and vol. III with 156 illustrations. Volume I also has a detailed floor plan of the tomb A cornerstone work for any Egyptologist. The last two volumes were written by Carter alone. Complete in three volumes. Howard Carter (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, noted as a primary discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun. In 1891, at the age of 17, Carter, a talented young artist, was sent out to Egypt by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. Even at that young age he was innovative in improving the methods of copying tomb decoration. In 1892 he worked under the tutelage of William Matthew Flinders Petrie for one season at Amarna, the capital founded by the pharaoh Akhenaten. Carter was employed by Lord Carnarvon (these days of Downton Abbey fame ) to supervise his excavations from 1907. The intention of Gaston Maspero, who introduced the two, was to ensure that Carter imposed modern archaeological methods and systems of recording. Carnarvon financed Carter's work in the Valley of the Kings from 1914, but it was interrupted by World War I until 1917, when serious work was resumed. After several years of fruitless searching, Carnarvon became dissatisfied with the lack of results and, in 1922, he gave Carter one more season of funding to find the tomb he was searching for. On November 4, 1922, Carter's water carrier found the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb (subsequently designated KV62), by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. He wired Carnarvon to come, and on 26 November 1922, with Carnarvon, Carnarvon's daughter, and others in attendance, Carter made the famous "tiny breach in the top left hand corner" of the doorway, and was able to peer in by the light of a candle and see that many of the gold and ebony treasures were still in place. He did not yet know at that point whether it was "a tomb or merely a cache", but he did see a promising sealed doorway between two sentinel statues. When Carnarvon asked him what he could see, Carter replied: "There are some marvellous objects here". On 16 February 1923, Carter opened the sealed doorway, and found that it did indeed lead to a burial chamber, and he got his first glimpse of the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun. Carter's own notes and photographic evidence, indicate that he, Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn Herbert entered the burial chamber shortly after the tomb's discovery and before the official opening. Following his sensational discovery Howard Carter retired from archaeology and became a part-time agent for collectors and museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He visited the United States in 1924, and gave a series of illustrated lectures in New York City and other cities in the United States which were attended by very large and enthusiastic audiences, sparking Egyptomania in America. He died of lymphoma, a type of cancer, in Kensington, London, on 2 March 1939 at the age of 64. The archaeologist's death, so long after the opening of the tomb despite being the leader of the expedition, is the most common piece of evidence put forward by sceptics to refute the idea of a "curse of the pharaohs" plaguing the party that violated Tutankhamen's tomb. Carter is buried in the Putney Vale Cemetery in London. On his gravestone is written: "May your spirit live, May you spend millions of years, You who love Thebes, Sitting with your face to the north wind, Your eyes beholding happiness" and "O night, spread thy wings over me as the imperishable stars." Tut Ankh Amen, approx. 1341 BC – 1323 BC) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c.1333 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence. In his third regnal year, Tutankhamun reversed several changes made during his father's reign. He ended the worship of the god Aten and restored the god Amun to supremacy. The ban on the cult of Amun was lifted and traditional privileges were restored to its priesthood. The capital was moved back to Thebes and the city of Akhetaten abandoned .

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        Collection of autograph and printed material from the archives of F.W. Woolworth, regarding his business and its history, the Woolworth Building, and his family

      [New York], 1927. Generally in very good condition. The Building, the Business, The Family: A Woolworth Archive. A remarkable archive pertaining to the retail (five and dime) pioneer, Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13, 1852 - April 8, 1919), who opened his first store in 1879, and who, by 1911, had incorporated 586 stores in America, England, and Europe into the F. W. Woolworth Company. In 1913, Woolworth built the landmark Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan, at the time the tallest building in the world, at a cost of $13.5 million. The current archive documents not only the history of the business and the financial history of the Woolworth Building itself, but also contains important records and memorabilia from the Woolworth family itself. An archive of vital significance to the history of New York City and its architecture, as well as the history and development of international retail chain stores such as that pioneered by Woolworth.&#11;&#11;BUSINESS HISTORY:&#11;? An extraordinary Autograph Notebook kept by Frank Woolworth himself (approximately 6 x 4 inches), signed on front "F.W. Woolworth 280 Broadway, New York. U.S.A, ? If this book is lost - I wish the finder would send it to above address and send your name also. F.W. Woolworth." First page dated Feb 17, 1893. [122] pp., consisting of his notes on prices of various products (especially china) and sources, shipment dates, and destination stores (coded with Woolworth&#39;s unique numbering system). An intimate glimpse of Woolworth&#39;s methods.&#11;? 4 printed spreadsheets Actual Net Expenses for Year 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, listing expenses for each Woolworth stores. 17 x 14 inches each.&#11;? Printed sheet dated 1899-1900 listing all FWW stores Lancaster-Third Avenue 8-1/2 x 22 inches. Sheet dated 1900-1901 listing all FWW stores Lancaster-Plainfield (NJ) 8-1/2 x 22 inches.&#11;? Manuscript Statement for 1903 on F.W. Woolworth Stationery.&#11;? Carbon copy of printed Inventory March 15 & April 15, 1904.&#11;? F. W. Woolworth Co. Fortieth Anniversary Souvenir 1879-1919. Illus. 32 pp. Wrappers.&#11;? F.W. Woolworth Traffic Book. 4to February 1, 1927. 31 pages. Green cloth.&#11;? Woolworth&#39;s First 75 Years. The Story of Everybody&#39;s Store 1879-1954. 62, [2] pp. Specially bound in red cloth.&#11;&#11;THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING:&#11;? Schuyler, Montgomery. The Woolworth Building. Frontispiece signed by artist E. Horter, with his illustrations throughout. 4to. New York, Privately Printed, 1913. First edition, one of 1000 done for Frank W. Woolworth. Boards, in original box.&#11;? Dinner given to Cass Gilbert Architect by Frank W. Woolworth in the Woolworth Buiding April 24, MCMXIII. Photographs of Gilbert & Woolworth, engraving of building. Printed by Munder-Thomsen 8vo, NY, 1913. Blue boards, a.e.g. Very fine in original glassine and original box.&#11;? Dinner given to Cass Gilbert Architect by Frank W. Woolworth. F. Hopkinson Smith Presiding. 2 tipped in color plates of the building, portraits of Woolworth, Gilbert, Hopkinson Smith, Louis J. Horowitz (Builder), William Winter, Hon. W.U. Hensel, Mr Patrick Francis Murphy. 140 pp. Red cloth.&#11;? Another copy of the above, SPECIALLY BOUND FOR FRANK W. WOOLWORTH (With his name stamped in name on front pastedown) IN FULL BLUE MOROCCO, neatly rebacked.&#11;? The Cathedral of Commerce. Woolworth Building New York. Illustrated. NY, 1916. 4to. Deluxe edition bound in full purple morocco, with wrappers bound in for Woolworth. Printed by Munder-Thomsen.&#11;? Photograph of Celebration of the Woolworth Building (233 Broadway) dinner, specifically of the presentation of Woolworth&#39;s silver bowl to Cass Gilbert, the Architect. 1936.&#11;? Official Award Ribbon. Panama Pacific International Exposition San Francisco 1915. 17 x 3-1/4 inches. Broadway Park Place Co. awarded for being the Highest and Finest Office Building in the World.&#11;? A substantial archive of over 100 documents and letters (mostly Woolworth&#39;s lawyers and real estate agents) pertaining to the finances and management of the Woolworth Building itself, as well as a few other properties.&#11;&#11;FAMILY HISTORY:&#11;? Original letters of Administration of the Estate of F.W. Woolworth granted to: Helena W. McCann, Jessie W. Donahue; Herbert T. Parson. May 24, 1919. FWW died without signing his newest will, so his handicapped wife received the estate under the provision of his older 1889 will.&#11;? Indenture for house in Rodman, NY. 1859.&#11;? Photos of FW Woolworth and wife.&#11;? Woolworth, Frank W. WAR! WAR! WAR! Letters from Southern France and Switzerland written in 1914. [New York] David Nelke, 1917. 76 pp. WOOLWORTH&#39;S OWN COPY. Bound in full blue morocco with red morocco doublures with the Woolworth Crest, a.e.g. bound by MacDonald. In slipcase.&#11;? 5 panoramic photo albums of Oyster Bay Estate of Frank Woolworth&#39;s daughter Helena Woolworth McCann Sunken Orchard.&#11;? Album of 13 tipped in folio photographs of the interior of the Houses of Mr. and Mrs. C.E.F. McCann in New York and Oyster Bay. Bound in full green morocco, moiré silk endpapers by J. O. Wilson New York & Paris.&#11;? Cornell, John and Josiah. American Families Historic Lineage. Illustrated. 372, 366, 324 pp. 3 vols. Folio, New York: National Americana Society, no date (ca. 1914). Number 33 of 50 copies of the Etoile d&#39;Argent Edition. Bound in full navy blue crushed levant with the Woolworth family coat-of-arms in gilt and multi-color leather onlay on the upper board of each volume; moiré silk doublures and endleaves; all edges gilt; enclosed in a navy blue straight-grain goatskin covered wooden slip case; by MacDonald, N.Y.

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        A Monograph of the Pheasants

      London: Witherby for the New York Zoological Society, 1927. First Edition, no. 67 of 600 numbered copies. 90 color lithographed or collotype plates after Thorburn, Lodge, Grönwald, Fuertes, Knight, Jones, and Megargee; 88 photogravure plates (often with 2 images) from photographs by Beebe and others; 20 maps printed in red and black. 4 vols. Folio (16 x 11-5/8 inches). Original maroon cloth with gilt-lettering, t.e.g. Inner hinges of first volume professionally repaired (some traces of rubbing to outer joints), other volumes sound and clean, occasional faint toning of text block, else a fine set. Beebe's text was been called "perhaps the greatest ornithological work of the present century, notable not only for its beauty and the wealth of information it contains, but also for the unusual grace of its prose." (Ellis/Mengel). A monumental work of enduring significance.

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        49 Neuerscheinungskataloge der "Bücherstube" bzw. "Buchhandlung Dr. Oprecht", Rämistrasse 5, 8001 Zürich, aus den Jahren 1927 bis 1976. (Annähernd kompletter Satz - mit dem Katalog von 1933, der von Max Bill gestaltet wurde. Dazu 8 Verlagsverzeichnisse der Verlage.).

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1927-76. Min. gebrauchsspurig und gebräunt. Preis in CHF: 500. (Mehrere Broschüren in zwei Exemplaren vorhanden.)

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        Men Without Women

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1927, Scribner's Seal is present. Black cloth boards, gold paper labels. Page number 3 in perfect type. The book weighs more than 15.8 ounces. Dust jacket priced at $2.00. Second issue jacket with reviews at the front panel. One of only 7,650 copies. {ref: Hanneman A7a, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear, light spots, age toning. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, age toning, shelf wear, chipping, tears. Tape at the reverse of the jacket spine. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Collection of autograph and printed material from the archives of F.W. Woolworth, regarding his business and its history, the Woolworth Building, and his family

      [New York], 1927. Generally in very good condition. The Building, the Business, The Family: A Woolworth Archive. A remarkable archive pertaining to the retail (five and dime) pioneer, Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13, 1852 - April 8, 1919), who opened his first store in 1879, and who, by 1911, had incorporated 586 stores in America, England, and Europe into the F. W. Woolworth Company. In 1913, Woolworth built the landmark Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan, at the time the tallest building in the world, at a cost of $13.5 million. The current archive documents not only the history of the business and the financial history of the Woolworth Building itself, but also contains important records and memorabilia from the Woolworth family itself. An archive of vital significance to the history of New York City and its architecture, as well as the history and development of international retail chain stores such as that pioneered by Woolworth. BUSINESS HISTORY: ? An extraordinary Autograph Notebook kept by Frank Woolworth himself (approximately 6 x 4 inches), signed on front "F.W. Woolworth 280 Broadway, New York. U.S.A, ... If this book is lost - I wish the finder would send it to above address and send your name also. F.W. Woolworth." First page dated Feb 17, 1893. [122] pp., consisting of his notes on prices of various products (especially china) and sources, shipment dates, and destination stores (coded with Woolworth's unique numbering system). An intimate glimpse of Woolworth's methods. ? 4 printed spreadsheets Actual Net Expenses for Year 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, listing expenses for each Woolworth stores. 17 x 14 inches each. ? Printed sheet dated 1899-1900 listing all FWW stores Lancaster-Third Avenue 8-1/2 x 22 inches. Sheet dated 1900-1901 listing all FWW stores Lancaster-Plainfield (NJ) 8-1/2 x 22 inches. ? Manuscript Statement for 1903 on F.W. Woolworth Stationery. ? Carbon copy of printed Inventory March 15 & April 15, 1904. ? F. W. Woolworth Co. Fortieth Anniversary Souvenir 1879-1919. Illus. 32 pp. Wrappers. ? F.W. Woolworth Traffic Book. 4to February 1, 1927. 31 pages. Green cloth. ? Woolworth's First 75 Years. The Story of Everybody's Store 1879-1954. 62, [2] pp. Specially bound in red cloth. THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING: ? Schuyler, Montgomery. The Woolworth Building. Frontispiece signed by artist E. Horter, with his illustrations throughout. 4to. New York, Privately Printed, 1913. First edition, one of 1000 done for Frank W. Woolworth. Boards, in original box. ? Dinner given to Cass Gilbert Architect by Frank W. Woolworth in the Woolworth Buiding April 24, MCMXIII. Photographs of Gilbert & Woolworth, engraving of building. Printed by Munder-Thomsen 8vo, NY, 1913. Blue boards, a.e.g. Very fine in original glassine and original box. ? Dinner given to Cass Gilbert Architect by Frank W. Woolworth. F. Hopkinson Smith Presiding. 2 tipped in color plates of the building, portraits of Woolworth, Gilbert, Hopkinson Smith, Louis J. Horowitz (Builder), William Winter, Hon. W.U. Hensel, Mr Patrick Francis Murphy. 140 pp. Red cloth. ? Another copy of the above, SPECIALLY BOUND FOR FRANK W. WOOLWORTH (With his name stamped in name on front pastedown) IN FULL BLUE MOROCCO, neatly rebacked. ? The Cathedral of Commerce. Woolworth Building New York. Illustrated. NY, 1916. 4to. Deluxe edition bound in full purple morocco, with wrappers bound in for Woolworth. Printed by Munder-Thomsen. ? Photograph of Celebration of the Woolworth Building (233 Broadway) dinner, specifically of the presentation of Woolworth's silver bowl to Cass Gilbert, the Architect. 1936. ? Official Award Ribbon. Panama Pacific International Exposition San Francisco 1915. 17 x 3-1/4 inches. Broadway Park Place Co. awarded for being the Highest and Finest Office Building in the World. ? A substantial archive of over 100 documents and letters (mostly Woolworth's lawyers and real estate agents) pertaining to the finances and management of the Woolworth Building itself, as well as a few other properties. FAMILY HISTORY: ? Original letters of Administration of the Estate of F.W. Woolworth granted to: Helena W. McCann, Jessie W. Donahue; Herbert T. Parson. May 24, 1919. FWW died without signing his newest will, so his handicapped wife received the estate under the provision of his older 1889 will. ? Indenture for house in Rodman, NY. 1859. ? Photos of FW Woolworth and wife. ? Woolworth, Frank W. WAR! WAR! WAR! Letters from Southern France and Switzerland written in 1914. [New York] David Nelke, 1917. 76 pp. WOOLWORTH'S OWN COPY. Bound in full blue morocco with red morocco doublures with the Woolworth Crest, a.e.g. bound by MacDonald. In slipcase. ? 5 panoramic photo albums of Oyster Bay Estate of Frank Woolworth's daughter Helena Woolworth McCann Sunken Orchard. ? Album of 13 tipped in folio photographs of the interior of the Houses of Mr. and Mrs. C.E.F. McCann in New York and Oyster Bay. Bound in full green morocco, moiré silk endpapers by J. O. Wilson New York & Paris. ? Cornell, John and Josiah. American Families Historic Lineage. Illustrated. 372, 366, 324 pp. 3 vols. Folio, New York: National Americana Society, no date (ca. 1914). Number 33 of 50 copies of the Etoile d'Argent Edition. Bound in full navy blue crushed levant with the Woolworth family coat-of-arms in gilt and multi-color leather onlay on the upper board of each volume; moiré silk doublures and endleaves; all edges gilt; enclosed in a navy blue straight-grain goatskin covered wooden slip case; by MacDonald, N.Y.

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        To the Lighthouse

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1927).. First American trade edition. 8vo. 310 pp. Publisher's green cloth, blue lettered to the upper board with a matching vignette illustration of a lighthouse, top edge blue, discreet old bookseller's ticket of the Old Corner Bookstore, Boston, to the foot of the front free endpaper, dust jacket. Jacket with slight wear to the edges and evenly darkened overall, small mark to the cloth at the foot of the upper board, a very good copy overall. Kirkpatrick, A10b.

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        The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table ? Le Morte Darthur ?

      London: Dent, 1927. Third Edition, one of 1600 copies. With plates and numerous illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley in text. lvi, 538 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Three quarter brown niger and patterned paper boards, spine gilt, original black cloth spine and upper cover with the Beardsley designs bound in, t.e.g. by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine. Beardsley, Aubrey. Beardsley, Aubrey. Third Edition, one of 1600 copies. With plates and numerous illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley in text. lvi, 538 pp. 1 vols. 4to.

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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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        Ulysses

      Shakespeare and Company, Paris 1927 - Ninth printing. 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". 3/4 contemporary blue morocco cover marble cloth; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. No wrappers. No foxing. Very good (light rubbing at joints and covers). 735 pages. Slocum & Cahoon A17N, page 26, ninth printing consists of the entirely reset text of the eighth printing. Printed by Darantiere, Dijon. Neat previous owners signature on verso of front free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 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.

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        Wie bauen? Bau und Einrichtung der Werkbundsiedlung am Weißenhof in Stuttgart 1927. Ohne Umschlag!

      Stuttgart: Akadem. Verlag Dr. Fr. Wedekind & Co. [1927] - OLWd., Bibl.-Ex., 176 Seiten, 4° mit zahlreichen SW-Abbildungen im Text, Einband leicht berieben, beide Innengelenke tw. gebrochen, Bibl.-Schildchen mit Signatur auf Rücken u. Hinterseite. Mehrfach gestempelt im Vorsatz, Signaturen, sonst frisches u. guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Troilus and Criseyde

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. xi, [1], 309pp, [5]. Original quarter morocco and paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel t.e.g. Slightly rubbed to extremities, corners rubbed, spine very slightly dulled. Untrimmed fore-edges with occasional hint of foxing, very occasionally to text, but generally quite bright and clean. Printed in red, blue and black, number one hundred and eighty-one of two hundred and nineteen copies (with another six on vellum), generally regarded ,with the Canterbury Tales and the Four Gospels, as the presses finest work. From the library of Felix Dennis (but no evidence of this). Franklin noting that "Gill in these Golden Cockerel books uniquely fused these two arts again, illustration with decoration ... They rank very high in the range of Gill's work" (Franklin, The Private Presses, 2nd ed, page 142). Cave and Manson also note that the edition of two hundred and twenty five copies "sold out very quickly, and purchasers' pleasure was increased by seeing the book rapidly appreciate in value" (Cave and Manson, History of the Golden Cockerel Press, page 52), and the Chanticleer notes, "A satisfying book. Owing to the small number of copies printed this volume is rare and always quoted at a good premium". Cave and Manson 50; Chanticleer 50. First Thus. Quarter Morocco and Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Gill, Eric. Folio. Limited Edition.

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