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

      First edition of the 'Compton effect,' which demonstrated the existence of quanta of electromagnetic radiation, later called photons. Compton's paper is here accompanied by the initial announcement made six months earlier, and by the two papers which document the experimental basis for his discovery. "This discovery 'created a sensation among the physicists of the time.' There were the inevitable controversies surrounding a discovery of such major proportions. Nevertheless, the photon idea was rapidly accepted. Sommerfeld incorporated the Compton effect in his new edition of <i>Atombau und Spektrallinien</i> with the comment, 'It is probably the most important discovery which could have been made in the current state of physics'" (Pais, <i>Subtle is the Lord</i>, p. 414). "Arthur Holly Compton will always be remembered as one of the world's great physicists. His discovery of the Compton effect, so vital in the development of quantum physics, has ensured him a secure place among the great scientists" (<i>DSB</i>). The explanation and measurement of the Compton effect earned Compton a share of the Nobel Prize in physics in 1927. Rare in unrestored original printed wrappers.<br/><br/> Compton (1892-1962) received his PhD from Princeton in 1916 for research on the intensity distribution of X-rays reflected from crystals. After a period working for the Westinghouse Company he returned to fundamental research in 1919, when he obtained one of the first National Research Council Fellowships (established by Millikan). He used it to spend a year at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, where he continued his experiments on the scattering of radiation. In 1920 Compton moved to Washington University in St. Louis, where he continued his work on X-ray scattering, using a Bragg spectrometer he had brought from Cambridge. By this time it had become apparent that the scattered radiation had a wavelength longer than that of the primary radiation, and that the shift of wavelength varied with the scattering angle: this became known as the Compton effect. <br/><br/> "Compton eventually wrote a report for the National Research Council ['Secondary radiations produced by X-rays'] in which he set forth his X-ray data and observations. Although he still had no explanation for the frequency change, he included it and many other findings in his data, establishing numbers and equations that had long eluded physicists. He also showed a new experimental way of using X-rays to calculate the number of electrons in an atom. This technique, at last, gave physicists an independent technique to confirm quantum assumptions about atomic structure. Compton had moved to the first rank among experimental physicists, but he still wondered about that frequency change. Why does a scattered X-ray change frequency but light bouncing off a mirror does not? Toward the end of his paper, Compton entertains the idea of light quanta, but then dismisses it. He writes on page 55: <br/><br/> <i>"The experiments described above, showing that the wave-length of the scattered X-ray is greater than that of the incident X-ray, present, however, a serious difficulty to this conclusion. This change in wave-length was found to receive quantitative explanation on the view that the radiation was received and emitted by each scattering electron in discrete quanta. No alternative explanation has as yet suggested itself. Nevertheless, the cogency of the argument based on interference phenomena is so great that it seems to me questionable whether the quantum interpretation is the correct one."</i>" (Bolles, <i>Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution</i>).<br/><br/> "It was only late in 1922, when considering all data available to him, that Compton saw the necessity for a light quantum with energy and momentum to explain the scattering of X-rays. Compton read a paper entitled 'A quantum theory of the scattering of X-rays by light elements' at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Chicago, which took place on 1 and 2 December 1922. Its abstract [published in <i>Physical Review</i>, Vol. 21, No. 2] begins as follows: <br/><br/> <i>"The hypothesis is suggested that when an X-ray quantum is scattered it spends all its energy and momentum upon some particular electron. The electron in turn scatters the ray to some definite direction. The change in momentum of the X-ray quantum due to the change in direction of its propagation results in a recoil of the scattering electron. The energy in the scattered quantum is thus less than the energy of the primary quantum by the kinetic energy of recoil of the scattering electron."</i><br/><br/> "The full paper was published a little later [in <i>Physical Review</i>, Vol. 21, No. 5]. It contains ... the calculation of the shift in wavelength between primary and secondary radiation as a function of scattering angle. Compton had data for only one scattering angle, 90 degrees, for which he had measured the spectrum. It was obtained with a primary radiation which was the Kα radiation of molybdenum produced by an X-ray tube with a molybdenum anticathode. <br/><br/> "Having developed his theory Compton set out to test it systematically. Using his Bragg spectrometer he carefully measured the spectrum of the original Kα line of molybdenum and the spectra of the scattered radiation under three different angles, 45, 90 and 135 degrees, and found the shift in wavelength to be exactly as computed [published as 'The Spectrum of scattered X-rays']" (Brandt, <i>The Harvest of a Century</i>, Chapter 31). <br/><br/> "The Compton effect, aptly characterized by Karl K. Darrow as one of the most superbly lucid processes in nature, is now part of the fabric of physics; and it is of interest to recall its influence on the development of the quantum theory during the years 1923-1930. <br/><br/> "In the first place, it provided conclusive proof that Einstein's concept of a photon as having both energy and directed momentum was essentially correct. Einstein himself brought considerable attention to Compton's discovery by his discussions at the Berlin seminars. Interest was also high at Gottingen, Munich, Zurich, Copenhagen, and other Continental centers where theoretical physics was rapidly developing. <br/><br/> "However, the quantitative proof of the photon character of radiation had been established by Compton's use of a Bragg crystal spectrometer, the function of which depended directly on the wave nature of X-rays. Thus a more general synthesis was clearly required, in which both the corpuscular photon and the electromagnetic wave would be included and would continue to play the roles demanded by experiment...<br/><br/> "The final great synthesis of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics was forced upon physics by the crucial experiments of the Compton effect, electron diffraction, space quantization, and the existence of sharp spectral lines, which could not be brought into line with classical theory. It required the final relativistic form of quantum mechanics, developed by Paul Dirac, to give a completely quantitative explanation of Compton scattering in regard to both intensity and state of polarization by the formula derived by O. Klein and Nishina from the Dirac relativistic theory of the electron" (<i>DSB</i>). <br/><br/> For a detailed account of Compton's work, see the Introduction to <i>Scientific Papers of Arthur Holly Compton: X-ray and other studies</i>, University of Chicago Press, 1974.. 'A Quantum Theory of the Scattering of X-rays by Light Elements,' pp. 483-502 in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 1923. Lancaster, PA & Corning, NY: American Physical Society, n.d. [1923]. 8vo, pp. 8, 483-584, 9-12. Original printed wrappers. Offered with three other papers by Compton, all in original printed wrappers: 'Secondary radiations produced by X-rays,' pp. 1-56 in Bulletin of the National Research Council, Vol. 4, Part 2, No. 20, October 1922. Washington, DC: The National Research Council of The National Academy of Sciences, 1922; 'A Quantum Theory of the Scattering of X-rays by Light Elements,' p. 207 in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 21, No. 2, February 1923; 'The Spectrum of scattered X-rays,' pp. 409-413 in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 22, No. 5, November 1923

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        The Chester Play of the Deluge.

      Waltham St. Lawrence Golden Cockerel Press 1927 - Quarto. 20 pp. One of 275 copies printed on handmade paper. Illustrated with ten wood engravings by David Jones. Considered by some to be the artist's most important work and one of the greatest graphic achievments of the Press. At the early stages of his career Jones was much influenced by the work of Eric Gill, with whom he shared a close association. According to Hodnett in Five Centuries of Book Illustration, it was with The Chester Play of the Deluge that Jones reached his full artistic maturity. Its ten wood engravings "are as original a series of illustrations as any in an English book," Hodnett observes. "Jones's innovation was to integrate the elements of each design in a complex overall pattern by means of interlocking bands of solid black or white." Laid into this copy is a very significant TLs from Robert Gibbings on Golden Cockerel Press stationery in response to a critical letter from the purchaser of this copy, who apparently felt that the printing of Jones's engravings appeared grainy and uneven -- a common criticism of this book. In his response, dated December 31st, 1927, Gibbings addresses the issue by deflecting some blame to the artist, telling his customer that "though David Jones is an excellent artist, he is not a first rate craftsman, and his blocks are most terribly difficult to print." He then explains why a lighter inking was necessary: "(i)f we put sufficient ink to give rich blacks, all his finer lines fill up." Gibbings also touches upon the choice of paper as a possible culprit: "(i)f we had realized in better time, I should have tried to procure a softer paper; although the variety used, when damped, has always given good results." This information on the paper is at odds with Douglas Cleverdon's statement appearing in the Clover Hill reprint of this title, published in 1977, which plainly mentions that the paper was not damped prior to printing because of time constraints. The letter is together with invoices and the original shipping label all bearing the name of the recipient. Also included is a Golden Cockerel Press complimentary slip. Faint spotting to covers, else a fine copy in crimson buckram with typical light sunning to spine, and with the seldom encountered dustwrapper, which has a chip near the lower front corner and is sunned at the spine. Also included is the front panel and front flap from a completely unfaded jacket, showing a bright, but fugitive, light blue color. (Chanticleer 52). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Monograph of the Pheasants

      London: Witherby for the New York Zoological Society, 1918-1927 - 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 First Edition, no. 67 of 600 numbered copies. 4 vols., Folio (16 x 11-5/8 inches). 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. 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. Zimmer 49; Wood 228; Nissen IVB 84; Tate 119; Ellis/Mengel 203 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRESOR DU BIBLIOPHILE 1801 - 1875 - T / 4


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        A Treatise on the One-Humped Camel in Health and in Disease. [Inscribed and signed by Arnold Leese].

      Stamford, Haynes & Son - Obtainable only from the author, [1927].. First and only edition. 8°. Frontispiece, 382 pages plus 2 pages of advertising. Illustrated with 20 plates and two charts. Original Hardcover (olive green cloth) with gilt lettering on spine. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Binding very firm. Frontispiece only very slightly starting to detache. Inscribed and fully signed by Arnold Leese on the pastedown: "To my old pal, A.N.Foster with best wishes from Arnold S. Leese". Extremely scarce !. Includes the following illustrations: A Riverine Camel, Punjab / A fine type of Hill-Camel, Punjab / A bold "side-face", Punjab / A sitting Camel with "Palan" / Indian Riding-saddle or "Pakra" / Australian Cows in Draught / Fractured lower Jaw / "Hypertrophy" of the Pedestal / Elbow-brushing: "Kach" / Healed Fracture of the Metacarpus / "Giddah" in two year-olds / Trypanosoma evansi in the blood of a Camel / A Tabanus Fly / Camel-Pox / A Haematopota Fly / Camel - Pox / Haemmorhagic Septicaemia / Embryo of Filaria evansi / Adult Filaria evansi / Branch of "Irgin" in flower / With temperature charts (Acute Surra and Chronic Surra) as well as Line Drawings: Palan and Loading // Includes the following chapters: The Zoology of the Camel - The Bactrian and the Arabian Species / General characteristics of the One-Humped Camel / History and Distribution of the One-Humped Camel; Acclimatisation / Types and Breeds of the One - Humped Camel / Grazing and Feeding / Watering / Rutting in the Male Camel and Castration / Breeding / Pack-Work / Riding Camels / Draught Camels / Seasonal Clipping, Oiling etc. / The Hybrid Camel / Ageing Camels / The Transport of Camels by Rail and Ship / Camel Products / VETERINARY SECTION: General Notes on Camel Doctoring / Camel Surgery / Surgical Diseases of the Head / Surgical Diseases of the Neck, Trunk &c. / Surgical Diseases of the Limbs, Lameness / Trypanosomiasis / General Microbial and Parasitic Diseases / Diseases of the Respiratory System / Diseases of the Heart / Diseases of the Digestive System / Diseases of the Liver and Peritoneum / Diseases of the Urinary System / Diseases of the Male Generative Organs / Diseases of the Female Generative Organs / Diseases of the Nervous System / Diseases and Parasites of the Skin / Snake-Bite / Poisonous Plants / Purchase and Examination for Soundness / Glossary // Arnold Spencer Leese (1878-1956) was a British fascist politician and veterinarian. Leese was initially prominent for his veterinary work and was noted for his study of camels. Known for his virulent anti-Semitism, Leese led his own fascist movement and was a prolific author and publisher of polemic both before and after the Second World War. Leese was born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England and educated at Giggleswick School. An only child, his childhood was characterised by loneliness. After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon, he accepted a post in India, where he became an expert on the camel. He had previously worked in the East End of London. He worked in India for six years before becoming Camel Specialist for the East Africa Protectorate of the British Empire. He published articles on the camel and its maladies, the first appearing in The Journal of Tropical Veterinary Science in 1909. He was recognised as a leading authority on the camel. A camel parasite, Thelazia leesei was named after him. He was commissioned in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in 1914, serving on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Captain Leese returned to England where he continued his practice, publishing A Treatise on the One-Humped Camel in Health and in Disease (1927), which would remain a standard work in India for fifty years. He settled in Stamford, Lincolnshire, practising as a vet until retirement in 1927.(Wikipedia)

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit Unterschrift u. monogr. Portraitskizze.

      Bad Schwalbach, 18. IX. 1927. - 2 Seiten. Quer-kl.-8vo. An Mela Escherich (Kunsthistorikerin, 1877-1956). &#150; Jawlensky bedankt sich für eine Karte mit einem Aquarell von Repin. &#150; Berichtet über den Versand einiger Exemplare des ,Fremdenblattes&#146; u. bittet Mela Escherich um Mithilfe: &#132;Wenn Sie, mein Schutzengel würden so lieb sein einige N[ummern] zu anderen Menschen schicken, werde ich Ihnen innigst dankbar sein". &#150; Die monogr. Skizze, etwa 3cm : 3 cm, in Feder u. Tinte zeigt einen Frauenkopf (Pieroni-Jawlensky IV, 623). &#150; Mit zweizeiligem eigenh. Gruß mit Unterschrift von T. Kirchhoff, wohl Tony Kirchhoff, Frau des Sammlers Heinrich Kirchhoff, die von Jawlensky mehrfach portraitiert wurde. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Pathological Findings in Four Autopsied Cases of Acromegaly with a Discussion of Their Significance. SIGNED BY LEO M. DAVIDOFF.

      New York: Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (Monograph no. 22), 1927. - 1 leaf, 131 pp; 104 figs. Original wrappers. Very Good. First Edition. SIGNED BY LEO M. DAVIDOFF: "Dr. Elsberg/ with kindest regards/ Leo M. Davidoff." With printed slip tipped in: "With the compliments of the authors." Cushing Bibliography no.12: "This monograph represents the most detailed pathological study of individual cases of acromegaly available in the literature." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Riddle of the Jew's Success [By] F. Roderich-Stoltheim. Translated from the German by Capel Pownall - [Uniform Title: Ratsel Des Judischen Erfolges. English]

      Leipzig; Hammer Verlag, 1927, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. ; 288 pages; Description: 288 p. 22 cm. Subjects: Jews --Commerce. Anti-Semitism - Sources. Translated by Capel Pownall

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        San Francisco and Bay Counties California Telephone Directory (Phonebook / Phone Book), November 1927

      San Francisco The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. 1927. Over 1,000 pages. Many contemporary ads including a wonderful full-page two-sided colour piece for S&W canned food products. Average wear. Two minor tape repairs to front cover. Binding sound. Unmarked. A few minor tears. Truly a wonderful vintage piece of San Francisco history. Hard to believe this copy has survived so well. A thrill to hold! First Edition Soft Cover 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; First Edition. Good

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        "Grüner Morgen". 1975. Farbserigraphie. Unten in der Mitte in Blei signiert "W. Mattheuer" u. datiert. WVZ Koch/ Gleisberg/Seyde 171. Maße: 58,7 x 74,4 cm.

      . . Wolfgang Mattheuer (1927 Reichenbach/Voigtland - 2004 Leipzig). Einer der bedeutendsten Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer des 20. Jahrhunderts der DDR und Hauptvertreter der Leipziger Schule. Guter Zustand.

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        The Meadows of the Moon

      New York: Small. Maynard & Company. (1927). First. First American edition. Just about fine in very good, internally repaired dustwrapper. Hilton's fifth book. Scarce in jacket. .

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        Collected Poems

      New York: Macmillan, 1927 - First edition, number 264 of 300 signed, by the author in each volume of this Large Paper edition. 5 vols., Small 8vo. . Bound in full blue morocco, with a 5 rose design in gilt on each front cover and a smaller gilt floral decoration in at the corners of upper and lower covers of each volume, t.e.g., by (Whitman) Bennett, N.Y. Slight wear [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Will Goldston's Further Exclusive Magical Secrets

      Will Goldston Limited 1927 - A handsome volume. Publisher's pebbled burgundy cloth. 361 p. ; 25 cm. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Unmarked pages. Numerous illustrations. 500 copies printed, no. 331. Fore-edge of cover is fastened with a brass latch, (lacking lock and key, alas some of the secrets herein may have escaped their confinement). From the library of noted magician, George G. Corregan Jr. The Magician Extraordinary. "Duke". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reuben Taylor [Istofhuts] - Cheyenne

      Suffolk Eng. Co., Cambridge Mass. 1927. (Photograph) Very good. Reuben Taylor [ISTOFHUTS] - Cheyenne. The North American Indian. Vol. 19, Plate 670. From Copyright Photograph 1927 by E. S. Curtis. Photogravure Suffolk Eng. Co., Cambridge Mass. Original Photogravure on Vellum : 21 3 / 4" X 17 15 / 16" Image: 15 3 / 8" X 11 7 / 16"..

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        Saint Martins Chapel

      Colorado Springs 1927 - Rare. Signed by the photographer, Laura Gilpin, on the 3/4 sheet bound in before the title page. 9 tipped-in b&w plates. 6 are photographs by Gilpin, the other 3 are b&w images from the mural panels at the church. Gray, stringbound wraps. Fine copy. Clean, bright book. A scarcely seen Gilpin item. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Widmungen zu seinem 60. Geburtstage. Mit 5 signierten Originalradierungen. Von Lovis Corinth ("Der Hund", Nachlass Sinatur), Max Beckmann ("Globus und Muschel"), Rudolf Großmann ("Parze"), Karl Hofer ("Frau"), Felix Meseck ("Landschaft").

      R. Piper / Ernst Rowohlt / Paul Zsolnay Verlage München, Berlin, Wien, 1927,. 167(2) S., ca. 23x15,3 cm, O-Halb-Pergament mit vergoldetem Rückentitel im Schuber. Lesebändchen. Mit einem Porträt des Geehrten. Beiträge u.a.v. Gehart Hauptmann, Jakob Wassermann, Henry van de Velde, Alfred Kubin, Stefan Zweig. Vorliegend: die nummerierte, auf 150 Exemplare limitierte Vorzugsausgabe mit 5 signierten Originalgraphiken (Corinth durch die Nachlassverwalterin), Druck auf Bütten durch Mänicke & Jahn, Rudolstadt. Einband: Hübel & Denck, Leipzig. Einbandzeichnung durch E.R. Weiß. Maschinell nummeriert (29). Die eingebundenen Original-Radierungen druckte Franz Hanfstaengel, München. Bandnummer:- Auflage:1. Der Schuber mit Einriß an der Falz. Das Buch in einem tadellosen Zustand. Die Graphiken hinter Seidenhemdchen. Very rare. Very good copy. With 5 signed graphics. Das Foto zeigt die Graphik von Hofer. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen bzw. Fotowünsche haben, so wenden Sie sich bitte per email an uns.

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        Now We Are Six

      First edition. Octavo. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Original gilt stamped red pictorial cloth, t.e.g. Pink illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket (unclipped; couple tiny tears). Very good. 103 pages. No signatures or bookplates.Laid in loose is a flyer advertising an exhibition of the original drawings, December, 1927 at The Sporting Gallery, 32 King Street, Covent Garden, London.

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        To the Lighthouse

      The Hogarth Press, London 1927 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Virginia Woolf on a hand written letter to her friend laid into the book. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket that is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Virginia Woolf First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tarka the Otter [with] Salar the Salmon

      1. Putnam II. Faber London & 1935 1927 - First editions. 2 volumes, 8vo., BOTH VOLUMES WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING, full green morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt panelled spines, raised bands, all edges gilt, fine copies. The fore-edge painting on Tarka shows the otter on a riverbank with a heron opposite; The one on Salar shows a mountain river with a salmon swimming upstream. Both fore-edges paintings are initialled by the artist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        During World War II, boxers talk about how to fight a ?Jap.? Packey O?Gatty writes Tunney, ?I would like to show you my methods in how to defeat Ju-Jitsu...? Tunney replies, ?...the best defense against it is a good stiff sock on the jaw!?

      "From the Estate of Packey O?Gatty. Comprises:(1) Photograph Signed ?Gene Tunney.? Colorized signed photo, dated ?1927,? trimmed around Tunney?s bust image (9? high) and his signature. Glue remnants on verso. Fine condition.(2) Autograph Letter Signed ?Packey? (O?Gatty?s retained copy marked ?Copy? in red pencil), two pages, 7.25? x 10.25?. [New York], May 7, 1942. To Gene Tunney. In part, ?I want to thank you Gene for your nice letter ?" by the way I just got through writing my method on how to defeat Ju-Jitsu which should be taught to the Boys in service ?" as just teaching Ju-Jitsu alone, as I have noticed ?" it only gives a boy the inferiority complex when facing a ?jap? in a hand to hand combat instead of teaching them how to defeat it. If interested Gene, I would like to show you my methods in how to defeat Ju-Jitsu...? Fine condition.(3) Typed Letter Signed ?G T,? one page, 8? x 10.5?. Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1942. To boxer Packey O?Gatty. Replying to O?Gatty?s May 7th letter, Commander Tunney, U.S.N.R., chief of the U.S. Navy's physical fitness program, writes, in part, ?Your reference to Ju-Jitsu was interesting. I have seen Ju-Jitsu [Tunney has penned ?in Tokyo?] and have concluded that the best defense against it is a good stiff sock on the jaw! In my opinion, it is the most over-rated plan of attack I know.? With original postmarked envelope.On January 12, 1928, in Yokohama, Japan, with one punch, Packey O'Gatty KO'd Japanese Jiu-Jitsu expert Shimakado in four seconds. Included is a 5.75? x 3.75? Christmas card from O?Gatty mentioning this and other facts.(4) Typed Letter Signed ?Gene,? one page, 7? x 10.5?. New York, June 26, 1939. To boxer Packey O?Gatty. In full, ?Thank you so much for sending the message of congratulations. Mrs. Tunney and I appreciate your kind thought.? Creases. Light soiling at signature. Fine condition. On June 23, 1939, Mrs. Tunney gave birth to their fourth child, and first daughter, Joan.(5) Typed Letter Signed ?Gene,? one page, 7? x 10.5?. Stamford, Conn., August 27, 1947. To boxer Packey O?Gatty. In full, ?I have your note of the 16th and the copy of ?True Sport?. I like the way you presented the boxing course in the magazine and I am sure the boys will get a great kick out of reading it. It is far better to publish valuable things of this kind in comic books than the drivel they usually contain.? Lightly soiled. Fine condition.Featherweight/Bantamweight Packey O?Gatty (1900-1966) boxed professionally from 1915-1928. His record was 54 (46 KO) ?" 9 (5 KO) with 5 draws. In 1922, he fought a three-round exhibition match against then-Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey. Three years later, Gene Tunney won a 10-round decision over Dempsey to become World Heavyweight Champion. Born in Italy as Pasquale Agati, Packey O?Gatty was known as the Speed Demon."

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        La imprenta : memoria leída ante la Real Academia de la Historia en la Fiesta del libro español de 1926

      - Revista De Archivos Madrid 1927. 27 cm. 113 p., 3 lam., 2 h. il. col. y n. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial. Por Vicente Castañeda y Alcover. Tip. de la "Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos" . Cubierta deslucida. CG2 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        EGYPTIAN GRAMMAR Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs AUTHOR'S COPY WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT CORRECTIONS

      Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1927.. FIRST EDITION 1927, 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, frontispiece and 1 plate, pages: xxviii, 595 including vocabulary and index, original publisher's dark blue buckram, gilt rules and lettering to spine. Ex library copy with faint number to tail of spine, a few light scratches to binding, bookplate removed from front pastedown, front inner paper hinge partly cracked and neatly reglued, binding tight and firm, 2 small faint library stamps on reverse of title page, no other library signs, very slight pale foxing to Plate II, a few light ink spots on page 27, no loss, small pale stain to lower corners of 444 and 445, contents otherwise clean. A very good copy. The author has handwritten in ink 80 alterations, additions and corrections on slips of lined paper, varying from a line or two to numerous lines, these have been inserted in the relevant places with 1 or two pieces of thin gummed strip. In addition the author has made about 100 ink amendments and alterations on the book itself varying from 1 word corrections to several sentences especially in the lower margins. At the beginning of the book there is a list 30 Additions and Corrections which include 15 of those written on inserted paper slips and 9 of those written directly on the book pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        EGYPTIAN GRAMMAR Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs. AUTHOR'S COPY WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT CORRECTIONS.

      Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1927.FIRST EDITION 1927, 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, frontispiece and 1 plate, pages: xxviii, 595 including vocabulary and index, original publisher's dark blue buckram, gilt rules and lettering to spine. Ex library copy with faint number to tail of spine, a few light scratches to binding, bookplate removed from front pastedown, front inner paper hinge partly cracked and neatly reglued, binding tight and firm, 2 small faint library stamps on reverse of title page, no other library signs, very slight pale foxing to Plate II, a few light ink spots on page 27, no loss, small pale stain to lower corners of 444 and 445, contents otherwise clean. A very good copy. The author has handwritten in ink 80 alterations, additions and corrections on slips of lined paper, varying from a line or two to numerous lines, these have been inserted in the relevant places with 1 or two pieces of thin gummed strip. In addition the author has made about 100 ink amendments and alterations on the book itself varying from 1 word corrections to several sentences especially in the lower margins. At the beginning of the book there is a list 30 Additions and Corrections which include 15 of those written on inserted paper slips and 9 of those written directly on the book pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ein Wohnhaus

      Stuttgart: Franckh&#39;sche Verlagshandlung W Keller & Co, [1927]. Endpapers, pastedowns, and boards lightly foxed, else near fine in a close to near fine jacket with light wear at the spinal extremities. Uncommon book, especially in jacket. OCLC lists only 5 copies.. Presumed First Edition (no indication to the contrary). Octavo. 176 illustrations, a mixture of photographs and architectural renderings. Comparative study of Taut&#39;s own house with a modern house from the era. Color scheme tipped-in at rear.

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        GESTICKTE BILDTEPPICHE DES MITTELALTERS Band I Die Klöster Wienhausen und Lüne das Lüneburgische Museum. Karl W. Hiersemann, Leipzig, 1927.

      - SplendIda ril. editoriale in tela, titolo in oro al dorso e alla coperta, cm 42x34, pp XIX, 65 di t., 63 straordinarie tavv in elioincisione f.t. di cui 20 a colori, tutte stampate su carta grave. Buon restauro recente al dorso e agli angoli, peraltro ottimo esemplare.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1927 Through December 1927

      British Columbia British Columbia Telephone Company 1927. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Miss K. Perrin joins as health supervisor; New West office upgraded - super photos; New York Engineer describes latest developments i.e. transmitting photos over phone lines; the truth about instrument zoning; Excitement at Duncan office; Diary describes observations on Chilliwack line; New cable successfully laid from Galiano Island to Point Grey - 9 pages of text and good photos; New Trans-Gulf circuits opened; sleeping car reservations by phone; Joe Gagnon; Phone expansion in Bay store; Seymour remodeling complete; Operating room photos; Coal, Travelling Men and Toll Lines Feature Nanaimo; High Poles removed from Seymour St. - 6 pages of text and great photos; Miss E.R. Walker - manages traffic on Vancouver Island; Cobble Hill Exchange; photo of updated Ladysmith office; Coast now linked with Okanagan by phone; Miss A. Falconer of the Port Coquitlam office; Successful Canadian jubilee broadcast from Ottawa; Photo of Chemainus Office; Royal Alexandra Apartments Fire - phones used from burning buildings by reporters; Company will have its own line to Vernon; Photo of public phones/'Pay Stations'; Photo of Belmont office near Victoria; Table of phones in use per province in Canada; Six pages of info. and great photos re: Kootenay; Battling Storm King; Mexico City can now communicate with Vancouver; Direct cable to be laid to West Vancouver; Article on poles; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Substantial wear to backstrip with some chips missing. First Edition Half Leather 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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      Paris, Javal et Bourdeaux, 1927. In-4 p. (mm. 280x235), bella legat. in p. pelle coeva, cornice oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi floreali e tit. oro, astuccio con cuffia in pelle. Risguardi in parte intarsiati in pelle e in parte damascati, conserv. la bross orig. a colori e oro, pp. (4),III,146,(6), titolo e vignetta al frontesp. in nero e azzurro, come pure le testate e i grandi capilett. L?'opera è molto ben illustrata da 15 tavv. f.t.: sono ?"aquarelles de René Lelong, gravées sur cuivre au lavis et au pointillé, à la manière du XVIII siècle, par Delzers et imprimées en couleurs au repérage?". Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 324: ?"Edition recherchée et très cotée?" - Benezit,VIII, p. 478 per l?'artista francese René Lelong: ?"Il fut un peintre de la femme, de scènes des champs de course et il eut une importante activité d?'illustrateurs?". Bella edizione di 510 esempl. numer. Il ns., 256, appartiene alla tiratura di 300 ?"sur vélin teinté d?'Arches?" (num. 191 a 490) ed è intonso, in ottimo stato.

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        Autobiographies reveries over childhood and youth, and the trembling of the veil

      Macmillan Company, New York 1927 - Limited Edition of 250 copies. This copy is authentically SIGNED by W.B. Yeats. A magnificent copy with a slight wear to the edges. Otherwise, the book is in amazing shape and appears unread. The boards are crisp and the binding is tight with NO cocking or leans. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Yeats First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Varsha [i. E. Warsaw]: Di Welt, 1927-37. Paper Wrappers or Cloth, 4to (tabloid format) , 16 pages each issue. Partially Bound in Cloth. Many with photos or Socialist Realism illustrations on cover. This Yiddish Socialist bi-monthly newspaper for Young people ran from Dec. 1, 1922 until sometime in 1948, in various formats at different times. In addition to these issues from 1922-1937 out of Warsaw, the journal was later published instead in Lodz and Paris, and was edited, in succession, by L. Hechtman, J. Mendelsohn, J. Gutgold, & L. Blit. Issues present here are: 1927 [1(38) - 24(60) ]; 1928[1(61) - 24(84) ]; 1929 [ 2(86) -5(89) , 7(91) -10(94) , 12(96) , 13(97) , 16(100) , 18(102) , 19(103) , 21(105) , 22(106) , 25(109) ]; 1930 [2(111) -14(123) , 20(129) ]; 1934 [21(232) ]; 1931[7 (141) , 16(15) , 17(151) ]; 1937[6 (299) ]. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish socialists -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jewish youth -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. OCLC lists only 1 holding (NYPL) . Bound volume (1927-1928) has heavily worn boards. All are printed on newsprint, so paper is brown, sometimes fragile, sometimes not, generally not split at the binding but sometimes so. In any case, all wear is at the extreme margins, with, remarkably, no text loss whatsoever. (Y-28) .

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        The Road to Mount McKeithan and Other Verse

      Atlanta: Indepenedent [sic] Publishers Corporation. 1927. First. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. One printed illustration by "Max-Maddox." Introduction by Lucian Lamar Knight, the Georgia state historian, advancing Flanagan as the successor to Paul Laurence Dunbar. Papercovered boards. Modest erosion to the boards, else a nice, very good or better copy. Inscribed by the author to Professor and Mrs. Edgar H. Webster and dated in the year of publication. Flanagan was a native of Florence, Georgia, the son of a blacksmith on the Bradley plantation. He worked for the railroad, spent 55 years writing for the Atlanta Daily World, later became an A.M.E. minister in Decatur, and even later in life achieved success as an untrained folk artist. His body of work is held by Atlanta University. The recipient, Edgar Webster, was a Boston-born professor at Atlanta University. Exceptionally uncommon, especially signed. .

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        The Exile. 1-4

      Dijon, Chicago, New York: Maurice Darentierre, Pascal Covici, Covici Friede,, 1927-28. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red (volume 2 pale orange) card wrappers printed in black. Spines lightly sunned and front and back panels of numbers 3 and 4, a couple of chips to head or tail of spines, a few marginal tears not affecting text. A very good set. First editions, all published, of Pound's Modernist literary magazine, the first number of which (with the "Made in France" stamp to the rear wrapper) really was published in a sort of exile (albeit self-imposed), being printed by Darantiere (the printer of Ulysses) and issued by Pound to America and the UK from the European continent. Pound then moved the publication to Chicago, and, for the last number, to New York. The four issues of The Exile include work by Richard Aldington, Ernest Hemingway, W. B. Yeats, William Carlos Williams and many others.

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        E.R. Weiss zum fünfzigsten Geburtstage. 12. Oktober 1925. -

      Leipzig; etc.: Insel Verlag; Bauersche Giesserei; S. Fischer o.J. [1927],. 55 Seiten (eine Original-Lithographie als Frontispiz innerhalb der Paginierung), 1 Bl. (Holzschnitt), 1 Bl. (Original-Lithographie), Seiten 57-106, 165 Tafeln, 8 zwischengeschaltete Bll. Nebentitel, HPgtbd., 36 x 26 cm. Nummer 70 von 450 Exemplaren der Normalausgabe. Der Band enthält neben zahlreichen Textillustrationen 2 lithographierte Tafeln (E.R. Weiß Porträts von Carl Hofer und Karl Walser), 1 Holzschnitt-Tafel (Emil Orlik), und weitere 165 Tafeln mit Abbildungen des Werkes von E.R. Weiß. Die teils farbigen, teils doppelblattgroßen Tafelabbildungen gliedern sich in die Abteilungen Buchschmuck; Initialen; Bücherzeichen; Signete; Druckschriften; Typographischer Schmuck; Buchumschläge; Buchtitel; Bucheinbände. - Die nie im Buchhandel erschienene Festschrift wurde als Gemeinschaftsprojekt der Geschäftspartner von E.R. Weiß herausgegeben. Federführend waren die Bauersche Schriftgießerei, Insel-Verlag und S. Fischer Verlag. Die Auslieferung erfolgte durch den Insel-Verlag. Außerdem beteiligt: Avalun-Verlag, Bruno Cassirer, Eugen Diederichs, Klinckhardt und Biermann, R. Labisch, R. Piper, Poeschel und Trepte, C.G. Röder, Rütten und Loening und Spamersche Buchbinderei. - Sarkowski (1999) 1891. Das Erscheinungsjahr wurde nach Sarkowski ermittelt. - Eingehend kollationiert und vollständig. - Der vordere Spiegel unten mit dem Stempel der Deutschen Bibliothek, Frankfurt (der Band entstammt der mittlerweile aufgelösten buchkundlich-typographischen Bibliothek der Stiftung Buchkunst). - Gering berieben und bestoßen, hinter dem Widmungstitel (Titelblatt) im Bereich des Blindstegs des Frontispizes mit etwas zuviel Spiel. Das erste (leere) Blatt mit kleinem randlichen Riss. Insgesamt etwas fleckig. Sonst gutes Exemplar..

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        . Das Bergedorfer Amtsgericht. 15 Fotografien, getönte Gelatinesilberabzüge, auf Trägerpappe montiert, unten rechts mit Prägestempel : Gebr. Dransfeld, Hamburg.

      Hamburg ca. 1927.. Je ca. 18,0 x 24,5 bis 23,5 x 29,5 cm. Sehr schöne Fotografien in außerordentlich gutem Zustand. Das Amtsgericht in Bergedorf wurde in den Jahren 1926 und 1927 nach Plänen von Fritz Schumacher erbaut. 9 Fotos zeigen Ansichten von außen, 6 zeigen Innenansichten. Carl Dransfeld (11. November 1880 in Berlin bis 9. November 1941 in Hamburg) war ein bedeutender Architekturfotograf und betrieb zusammen mit seinem Bruder Adolf, der Maler war, ein Fotoatelier. Adolf Dransfeld starb 1927, Carl betrieb das Atelier danach allein. Das bekannteste Bild von Carl Dransfeld ist die Aufnahme der Ostspitze des Chilehauses aus dem Jahre 1924. [SW-Photograph, Photo, Photos, Photographien, Architekturphotographie, Architekturfotografie, Amtsgericht Bergedorf].

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        Autobiographies: Reveries Over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Veil

      New York: The Macmillan Company. 1927. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by the author. Limited first American edition (our is number 202 of 250 hand-numbered copies), 1927. Cloth-backed boards with paper onlays on front cover and spine, 477 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, a bit of soiling or discoloration to some pages and to the top edge, some discoloration to the paper onlay on the spine, some rubbing and wear to the tips of the book's covers including very minor loss, no dust jacket. We have housed the book in protective mylar. Signed by Yeats on the limitation page. A rare book.

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        The Stabilization of the Mark - First English Edition

      London George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1927. 247 pages. Black and white photographic frontis portrait of author. "This is a book written by a German after a war which brought defeat to his country and a great civilized people to a condition of dependence and subordination... The German Inflation can only be understood as part of the general history of the time. May we all learn from the past and emerge from the destructive era of reciprocal hostility into a new constructive period of international well-being." - from Foreward. Chapters include: The Inflation of the War Period; From the Armistice to the Invasion of the Ruhr; From the Invasion of the Ruhr to the Stabilization of the Mark; The Stabilization of the Mark; From Rentenbank to Golddiskontbank; From Currency Crisis to Economic Crisis; The Dawes Plan; The Reconstruction of German Money and Capital Markets; Foreign Credits; International Co-operation. "(Schacht) became one of the directors of the Reichsbank in 1916 and in 1923 became currency commissioner for the Reich. After his economic policies helped reduce German inflation and stabilize the German mark, Schacht was appointed president of the Reichsbank. He collaborated with other prominent figures in economics to form the Young Plan to modify the way that war reparations were paid after Germany's economy was destabilizing under the Dawes Plan. Though on March 7, 1930, six months after the beginning of the Great Depression, he stepped down from the position of Reichsbank Chairman, but returned on March 17, 1933 after Hitler's rise to power." - from wikipedia dot org. Binding intact. Unmarked with average wear. Bright gilt lettering upon black cloth backstrip. Mild foxing to endpapers. A sound copy. First English Edition Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First English Edition. Good

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        Across Asia's Snows and Deserts

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1927, 1st edition. () 414pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Octavo in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. In original pictorial dust jacket which shows some chipping as well as rubbing and creasing. Text block is quite clean & tight with 71 listed plates including frontis. Pictorial (tinted) endpapers. Details the Morden-Clark Expedition covering nearly 8,000 miles from the Indian Ocean to the Yellow Sea, and finally by rail in Siberia..

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        Abel's Photographic Weekly, lot of 335 issues 1927-1934

      Cleveland: Abel Publishing Co., 1927. First Editions. All copies good to very good condition. 335 issues including the following - 1927: 5 issues, 1928: 25 copies, 1929: 57 issues, 1930: 93 issues, 1931: 51 issues, 1932: 53 issues (10 issues are glued at the spine with the cover coming loose), 1933: 32 issues, 1934: 19 issues.  Plus extra shipping. Please let us know your address and we will calculate shipping cost.

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        Zellaufbau der Grosshirnrinde des Menschen. Zehn Vorlesungen.

      - Berlin, Julius Springer, 1927, 8°, XI, (1), 145, (1) pp., 61 Abbildungen, Halbleinwandband der Zeit; feiner St.a.Tit. Erste Ausgabe! - "Obschon diese Vorlesungen keineswegs als ein bloßer Auszug des großen Werkes der "Cytoarchitektonik der Hirnrinde des erwachsenen Menschen" zu werten sind, sondern mir eher die Grundlage bei der Abfassung des Textes derselben abgegeben haben, und jetzt durch die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse wieder vervollständigt sind . können dieselben die Handhabung des großen Werkes bedeutend erleichtern . die durch neuen Photographienen der wichtigsten Rindenfelder diesmal nicht als eigener Atlas . direkt im Text erscheinen lassen." März 1927 Vorwort, C.v.Economo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Linguist - [Continued As the Linguist and Traveller]. Complete (All Published) in 3 Bound Volumes.

      London [England] : Modern Language Press For The Linguaphone Institute [1927-1929], 1927, Hardback, 1st [and only] editionNear fine copies all in the original gilt-blocked green cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Uncommon in its complete form. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 3 v. : ill. ; 25 cm. Chiefly English with some articles and lessons in French, German, Italian, Russian, Esperanto, Spanish and Afrikaans. Genre: Periodical. Frequency was monthly. Supplements accompany some numbers

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        Signiertes Orig.-Farbaquarell.

      [Um 1927]. - 30,7 × 21,3 cm. Sprache: Russisch, Das frühe Selbstporträt entstand wohl noch an den Wchutein, wo Burikin 1927 studierte. Die Arbeiten Alexander Burikins (1901-1987) finden sich heute u.a. im Staatlichen Museum "Lenin im sibirischen Exil" in Schuschensk. - Rechts unten von Burikin signiert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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