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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni. - First Edition, 1927. A Fine copy of the first printing, bound in smooth pale brown cloth stamped in green and black, decorated endpapers, palest green topstain, in a Fine green dustwrapper (with minor restoration to the spine panel), unfaded and cl ean, not price-clipped. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. This copy INSCRIBED by Wilder on the half title "With the regards of." Hexagonal foil and burgundy bookplate of Efrem Zimbalist (Sr., father of the actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) affixed to th e verso of the front endpaper. 235pp. Shallow smoothed diagonal crease to rear endpaper. In custom folding clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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      [New York]: King Features Syndicate, Inc., [1927]. Stapled Pamphlet. Good binding. 48pp. Printed in tabloid style, in 2 columns and on paper resembling newsprint (and possibly ghost-written by the king of tabloid writing, Jack Lait) Ruth Snyder’s Own True Story is a high point of the True Crime genre. The tale of the first woman to be executed by electrocution, Ruth’s story had all the elements to excite the public imagination -- a blonde, blue-eyed beauty in an unfulfilling marriage enters into an affair with a handsome married man (a corset salesman, no less). Together (and fueled by alcohol -- this was after all the middle of Prohibition!) they murdered Snyder’s hapless husband. Snyder supposedly wrote out her account -- her “own true story” -- in her cell at Sing-Sing, using a typewriter lent to her by Jack Lait.& Illustrated by rather grainy black and white photographs of all the players, including Snyder’s daughter. Snyder’s sensational story was the basis for James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity (adapted for the screen by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler). Ron Hansen’s novel A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion is based on Snyder’s story as well. Tom Howard’s actual photograph of Ruth Snyder as she’s being electrocuted made it onto the front page of the New York Daily News the next day and is one of the iconic images of the era. A scarce and fragile item (we locate only 2 institutional holdings). In the original orange wrappers, with an old scotch tape repair to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        La Collection Foulc: Objets d'art du moyen age et de la renaissance, Vol. 2, Planches

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

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

      Boni,, New York: 1927 - Signed by Wilder on the half-title. Bound in full dark brown goatskin, gilt, with green leather label, a.e.g., for Asprey & Gerrard. Very fine condition. First edition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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      Imprenta Slava 1927 - Iquique, Imp. Slava, 1927 Rústica, 184p. ilustrada, fotografías. Buen estado. Muy dificil de conseguir. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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        The Good Soldier. A Tale of Passion

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1927 - The special edition of this modern classic, for which Ford supplied a new Dedication, one of only 300 hundred copies signed by the author on the flyleaf No. 281 of 300 copies. 12mo. ix, 260 pp. Green boards, blue cloth spine. Spine ends bumped, else near fine (without slipcase), in custom half- morocco clamshell box [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les réflexes conditionnels. Etude objective de l'activité nerveuse supérieure des animaux. Traduit du russe par N. et G. Grigouroff.

      Paris, Alcan, 1927. - In-8, (4), 379, (1) pp., demi-basane havane (rel. moderne), dos légèrement insolé, sinon très bon exemplaire. Première édition française, publiée la même année que la traduction anglaise. Pavlov observa, chez ses chiens d'expérimentation, qu'un agent extérieur non alimentaire (vue de l'animalier), précédant la distribution de nourriture et répétitif, constituait un signal à l'origine d'un réflexe alimentaire (salivation). Il chercha alors à reproduire et à préciser ce réflexe conditionnel par des expérimentations rigoureuses. Ivan Petrovitch Pavlov (1849-1936), né à Riazan, fit des études à la Faculté des sciences naturelles de Saint-Pétersbourg, puis à l'Académie médico-militaire. Il deviendra, à 43 ans, titulaire de la chaire de physiologie de l'Institut de médecine expérimentale. Ses travaux le conduisirent à la découverte de ces réflexes conditionnels. Il fut associé étranger de l'Académie de médecine et correspondant de l'Académie des sciences. Il obtint le prix Nobel de médecine en 1904. cf. Printing and the mind of man, 385 (edition russe) ; cf. Garrison & Morton, 1445 (édition anglaise). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        Passion and Peat (LA BRIERE)

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1927. 320pp. First Edition in English. No dust jacket. Flap of dust jacket is loosely tucked in at front endpaper. Green cloth with title stamped in blind to front board, with black lettered spine. Head and heel of spine very lightly rubbed, bottom corner of front board with light bump and small tear in cloth. A very small brown spot to top edge of text block, right at spine. Book very clean and bright throughout. Text block tight and square. This novel was awarded the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise, 1924. The author later became an enthusiastic advocate for Nazism after a visit to Germany in 1935, he later fled to Austria where he lived under the alias Dr. Alfred Wolf. -wiki. A very nice copy. . First Edition in English. Hardcover. Very Good ++.

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        The Luck of the Laird

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1927. Later printing. Blue cloth gilt. Spine lettering worn away, else very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: G. P. Putman's Sons. Very Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced . by 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Limited Edition #221 of 1000. Signed by Lindbergh. Three quarter vellum cover over tan parchment is bumped at upper corners with slight crease to top cap. Cover is otherwise very good. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages pristine and appear unread (never cracked open). Publisher's note laid in. Frontispiece protect by tissue. Crease to tissue. Full page illustrations protected by tissue. Housed in a custom linen box which is then housed in a custom moroccan leather bound slipcase. Box and slipcase both in Fine condition. ; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        ARABIA DESERTA A Topographical Itinerary / American Geographical Society / Oriental Exploration and Studies No. 2

      New York City: American Geographical Soc.. Bound in the original grey cloth. 1927. 1st edition. hb. Royal 8vo, pp. xvii, 631. . Musil (1868-1944) was a Czech explorer, orientalist, and writer. In the years 1887-1891 he studied at the Theological faculty of Olomouc, and was consecrated a priest in 1891. He received his doctorate in theology in 1895. In the years 1895 to 1898, he studied at the Dominican Bible School in Jerusalem, and at the Jesuit University of St. Joseph in Beirut. He traveled extensively throughout the Arab world and kept coming back to it until 1917, collecting a huge body of scientific material. During World War I, he was sent to the Middle East to mitigate British attempts to instigate a revolution against Turkey, thus making him an opponent of T. E. Lawrence. After the war he became a professor at Charles University in Prague. In cooperation with the American industrialist Charles Richard Crane, he published his works in English (see Wikipedia). This copy with the signature on the front endpaper of the scholar and Arab Studies professor, Dr. Louise Sweet. A few of her pencilled notations to the contents. This is a heavy book, the text printed on coated paper. Rubbing to board edges and light general soiling to cloth. A good plus copy. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        Vingt histoires extraordinaires

      Le Livre de Plantin, Paris 1927 - 338 pp., 2 volumes, in-4 en feuilles, un pour le texte et les illustrations, l'autre pour les suites, couvertures rempliées. Exemplaire n° 63 / 207, un des 156 sur vélin d'Arches comprenant l'eau-forte pure des 20 hors-texte, l'état avec remarques, l'état noir des lettrines avec remarques et l'état terminé. Exemplaire enrichi d'une planche d'essai du chapître "HOP-FROG" signée au crayon. Très bon ensemble. Grand in-4° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ad hoc Art]
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        Andrea Riccio.

      Schroll, Wien 1927. - 30,7 x 24 cm. 4 Bl., 504 Seiten, mit 586 Abbildungen. Rotes Halbleinen der Zeit mit goldenem Rückentitel auf grünem Schildchen und marmorierten Deckeln. Kanten und Gelenke etwas berieben, Rücken mit winziger Fehlstelle am hinteren Außengelenk und etwas angestaubt, Ecken ein wenig bestoßen. Die ersten beiden Blätter etwas stockfleckig. Prägestempel im Titelblatt, Stempel auf Vorsatz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Goegler]
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        Salles De Spectacle Et D'Auditions.

      Paris Vincent Freal Et Cie. nd.1927. - fine/minute wear along porfolio + 1 tie string is missing. TEXT IN FRENCH. FROM THE COLLECTION OF EVA LE GALLIENNE WHOSE BOOKPLATE IS PASTED ON VERSO OF BACK BDS. A superb important document on theatre architecture. Issued loose in the portfolio, th e work consists of a 43pg. transcript of the Paris building codes that apply to theatres,along with 72 beige toned stiff plates illus. with beautifully printed photos,diagrams & drawings of both interiors & exteriors of theatres,cinemas,assembly & c oncert halls either built or projected by architects in France, Germany & Poland. Pub. two years after the influential Paris Exposition, the theatres are a cornucopia of the Moderne Style. 1st edition. Binding is portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books]
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        Malerei Fotografie Film

      München: Albert Langen Verlag, 1927. Trace foxing to the front board, light wear; a very good copy in yellow boards lacking the scarce dust jacket.. Second edition, following the scarce 1925 edition. Published as Bauhaus Bücher 8, edited by Moholy-Nagy and Walter Gropius. This copy belonged to the influential Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen and bears his signature. Illustrated with photographs and collages by Moholy-Nagy, Renger-Patzsch, Man Ray, etc., and setting out the thesis of the New Vision photographers, artists, and graphic designers. The juxtaposition of photography and typography was of particular importance to Moholy-Nagy, and the interplay of these elements is one reason for the enduring influence this book has on all the media it portrays. (Roth 44-45; Parr / Badger, v1, 91-92; Open Book 60-61; Auer 121).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      1927 - [RAILROAD] RAILROAD BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND EPHEMERA, 24 ITEMS. As follows: 1. DETROIT LUBRICATOR COMPANY. "GENUINE DETROIT" MODEL A LOCOMOTIVE MECHANICAL LUBRICATOR, TYPE NO. 355, CATALOG NO. 175. Detroit, MI [n.d.] 55 pp. including folding charts and b/w illustrations and halftone photos. 8vo., heavily soiled printed stapled wrappers, yellow. Some soil to page edges. 2. DETROIT LUBRICATOR COMPANY. "GENUINE DETROIT" MODEL A LOCOMOTIVE FORCE FEED OILER, CATALOG NO. 174. Detroit, MI [n.d.] 56 pp. including folding charts and b/w and two-color illustrations, and halftone photos. 8vo., heavily soiled printed stapled wrappers, yellow. Some soil to page edges. 3. DETROIT LUBRICATOR COMPANY. DETROIT BULLSEYE LOCOMOTIVE LUBRICATORS, CATALOG NO. 38 L. Detroit, MI, 1918. 62 pp. Halftone photos. 8vo., moderate soil to printed stapled wrappers with 3 color embossed front cover. Light offset to front and rear pages, and some soil to page edges. 4. WORTHINGTON PUMP AND MACHINERY CORPORATION. WORTHINGTON LOCOMOTIVE BOILER FEED PUMP AND FEED WATER HEATER, TYPES B AND BL, GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATION BK-1608-F. New York, May 1927. 36 pp. Stiff green printed wrappers with green cloth tape spine, rounded corners. 12mo., moderate soil to covers and a few pages, b/w folding diagram, two- color folding diagram, b/w figs. in text. 5. SNODGRASS, J. M. et al. THE ECONOMICAL USE OF COAL IN RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES. Urbana: University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. XVI, No. 2, Sept. 9, 1918. Circular No. 8, Engineering Experiment Station. 76 pp. 8vo., printed stapled wrappers. Covers soiled, light soil to a few page edges. Boston and Maine Railroad office loan slip tipped in on inside front cover. 6 pp. of color illustrations of fireboxes. 6. FRANKLIN RAILWAY SUPPLY COMPANY. THE LOCOMOTIVE BOOSTER TYPES C-1 AND C-2 INSTRUCTION BOOK NO. 102. New York, 1927. 114 pp. 12mo., stiff red printed wrappers with rounded corners and red cloth spine tape. Minimal external soil, interior clean. B/w, halftone and two-tone illustrations. 7. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS. CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS. Washington, DC, 1925. 96 pp. + 15 pp. index. 24mo., blue printed stapled wrappers. Minor soil to covers, interior clean. 8. THE LESLIE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Meadows of the Moon

      Small. Maynard & Company, New York 1927 - First American edition. Just about fine in very good, internally repaired dustwrapper. Hilton's fifth book. Scarce in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Volumes I & II, immaculate jacketed first editions in the very rare publisher's slipcase

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927 - We are pleased to offer Churchill collectors a spectacular, jacketed U.S. first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes of Churchill's The World Crisis in the extravagantly rare original publisher's slipcase. The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. The U.S. is the true first edition, as U.S. Volume I publication preceded the British. Both the U.S. and British editions were originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Today, jacketed first editions are remarkably scarce - jacketed U.S. editions even more so. Perhaps most scarce is the original U.S. publisher's slipcase for the 1916-1918 first editions; Charles Scribner's Sons originally issued the two 1916-1918 volumes as a boxed set. The cardboard slipcase bears three pasted labels. A large, 8.25 x 5.75 inch label printed dark red on ivory on the right side of the slipcase bears an extensive blurb about Churchill and the work. A smaller label on the upper spine of the slipcase, likewise printed dark red on ivory, measures 4 x 3.25 inches and bears the title, author, and publisher. A bright orange label on the lower portion of the slipcase spine measuring 3.75 x 3 inches bears black ink print advertising Churchill's preceding World Crisis volumes. These original slipcases are almost never seen. We know of no other dealer who has offered a slipcased set. Here is an absolutely pristine, as new first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes in fine dust jackets, housed in the original publisher's slipcase. The books themselves are as-new. The bindings are immaculate and improbably bright, with absolutely no wear or flaws to report. The contents are likewise pristine - unreservedly crisp, bright, and clean. The books are clearly unread and appear in virtually the same condition as when they were issued in 1927. We note only a tiny Boston bookseller sticker on the lower left ffep of each volume. The dust jackets are truly fine examples. Both are unclipped, retaining the "$10.00 Two Volumes" price on the front flap. Both jackets are entirely complete with no losses. Trivial flaws are limited to slight toning to the jacket spines, a hint of wear at the spine ends, and a faint one inch scratch to the Volume II lower spine (but no tear). We have fitted both dust jackets with removable, archival quality clear covers. The original publisher's slipcase has done its job protecting the spectacular books and dust jackets within, but has born some expected age and wear in the process. Nonetheless, the slipcase is entirely complete and still in one piece, with all three publisher's labels fully intact. Six of the eight seams are intact; only the short upper and lower horizontal seams at the back of the slipcase are split. There is wear at the opening edges, fraying at the split upper and lower rear seams, and light overall soiling. The slipcase is original and unrestored, but the seam splits are easily repaired with archival tape, at which point the slipcase will regain structural integrity. This beautiful slipcased set is a rare prize for collectors and about as early in the canon as a Churchill collector seeking jacketed first editions can reasonably expect to go. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(III-1&2).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.104 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principia Mathematica (Three Volume Set)

      London: Cambridge University Press, 1927-01-02 London: Cambridge at the University Press, 1927 & 1935. Second edition. Three volumes bound navy cloth; volume one has silver spine lettering, the other two are in gilt. Volume 1 is apparently early printing, dated 1935; volumes 2 and 3 have no additional printings, dated 1927, and are apparently first printings. Volume 1 in Very Good+ condition, has a few light underlines in pencil, a small bubble to the cloth at the front. Volumes 2 and 3 are Near Fine, apparently free of any markings, a bit of offsetting from binding glue. Lettering sharp, pages bright. An attractive set. The revised edition of Whitehead and Russell's landmark text on the foundations of mathematics. Rare.

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        Einsame Stimme. Ein Buch Gedichte. Mit einer Lithographie von George Grosz.

      Berlin, Martin Wasservogel (1927).. gr.-8°. Front.-Portr., 2 Bll., 173 S., 2 Bll. OLn. Text stellenw. etwas stockfleckig, untere Ecke mit durchgeh. Fleckchen. Kap. berieben, Schnitt stellenw. fleckig.. Erste Ausgabe. Dückers E 104. - Lang 49. - Bülow 81 (ungenau). - Raabe/Hannich-B. 118.18. - Eines von 900 nummerierten Exemplaren. Bei der Lithographie (Porträt des Verfassers) handelt es sich wahrscheinlich um eine Umdrucklithogr. (vgl. Dückers).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Silver Cord

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927 - The printed wrappers of this Theatre Guild Library edition are bound into a contempory custom-made hard cover binding, for thespian, Otis Skinner, whose bookplate is mounted on the front paste down. The Sidney Howard inscription is written to Mrs. Otis Skinner. An additional inscription in an unknown hand, as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album - BRAZIL - Voyage to South America

      South America 1927 - Brazil, 1927. Photographs of a voyage to Brazil on the RMS Franconia, features vivid, nostalgic images from the end of the Old Republic, which was also a time of increasing social movements, and the dawn of revival. Qto. Oblong album, recent green cloth 3 post binding with label, contains 71 photographs measuring approximately 4.75 x 3.75 inches, captioned in manuscript, mounted onto 9 grey cardstock leaves. (52 photographs of Brazil, 3 of Montevideo, 15 of Martinique) Occasional mild sun fading, otherwise in very good condition, with crisp and captivating images. The era in which these travellers arrived in Brazil is known as the Old Republic (1889-1930), the First Brazilian Republic or República Velha, which ended in 1930 with a military coup that installed Getúlio Vargas as dictator. Claiming to be a constitutional democracy though democracy was nominal, positive developments were still made. Under the Old Republic, for example, growth in urban middle sectors was achieved in spite of battles against entrenched oligarchy. Growing trade, commerce, and industry in São Paulo undermined the the republic's politics dominated by the landed gentries of the coffee industry. The same was achieved in Minas Gerais, which was politically dominated by dairy interests. The divergence of interests was intensifying between the coffee oligarchs who were devastated by the Depression, and the burgeoning urban sectors. The 1920s revolt against the seating of Artur da Silva Bernardes as president signaled the beginning of a struggle by the urban bourgeoisie to seize power from the coffee-producing oligarchy. Subsequqently, disparate social reform movements would increase in the 1920s, ultimately culminating in the Revolution of 1930.

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        CIMETIERE MARIN-1927-tirage 100 Ex, illustré MARCHAND JAPON

      1927 - Paul VALERY CIMETIERE MARIN Illustré par Jean MARCHAND Avec suite sur Japon Pelure des 29 illustrations définitives Eaux-fortes et dessins 1927, Paris, La Centaine Cet ouvrage a été tiré à 100 exemplaires. Cet ouvrage a été tiré sur Vélin de Cuve du Marais fabriqué à la main, filigrané "La Centaine", avec une suite sur Japon Pelure, numérotés à la presse de 11 à 99. Cet exemplaire porte le n°42 In-4 (22,3 x 28 cm), broché sous chemise à couverture rempliée, coffret à titré doré sur pièce havane Etat : petites rousseurs sur la suite sur Japon hors illustrations, papier bien blanc, bel et rare exemplaire Poids : 1,250 kg [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      NOURRY, PARIS 1927 - (4),337 pp. COUVERTURE REMPLIE nombreuses illustrations, index alphabétisue, edition originale Dorbon 5296. Remarquable ouvrage sur le Tarot et les symboles.

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      (Basel): Privately Printed (Rhein-Verlag). 1927. First. First German edition. Translated into German by Georg Goyert. Binding waterstained, with first few leaves starting to separate, thus good, no dustwrapper. This is copy number 30, out of 1000 printed, with all three volumes bound in one. Connolly 100. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dilo Marcela Prousta. Hledani Ztraceneho Casu [A la recherche du temps perdu / Remembrance of Things Past]

      Prague [Praha]: Odeon. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. The Czech translation of Proust's masterpiece, complete in original wrappers, with book design by Karel Teige. With simple designs, distinctive topography and titles printed in red and black, Teige's edition of Proust is a quintessential example of his work and a classic representation of the Czech avant-garde. Praha [Prague]: Odeon, 1927-1930. Complete in 15 volumes with the supplement (Benjamin Cremieux, Marcel Proust, 1928). Octavo, original wrappers in various colors. Owner signatures. General minor wear to wrappers, fading to spines. First title page neatly detached. A monument of book design; rare in original wrappers.

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        The Unpublished Letters of Charles Dickens to Mark Lemon

      London - Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd. 1927 - A limited edition copy of this volume, containing the letters of Charles Dickens to Mark Lemon, playwright and founder of Punch magazine, from 1847 to 1870. Mark Lemon's friendship with Charles Dickens was a close and long-lasting one. Although he contributed to Bentley's Miscellany while Dickens was editor, it is unlikely that the two men met until after the first issue of Punch appeared. In April 1843 Lemon was formally invited to dinner by Dickens and their friendship grew. Lemon and Punch stalwart Gilbert Beckett adapted Dickens's Chimes for the Adelphi in February 1844. The Haunted Man followed in 1848. A shared passion for amateur theatricals cemented their friendship. Lemon appeared as Brainworm and Dickens as Bobadil in Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, which played at the Royalty and at the St James Theatre in the autumn of 1845. The production was transferred to Manchester and Liverpool in the summer of 1847, and in the following year the play was revived in London, alternating with The Merry Wives of Windsor, in which Lemon appeared as Falstaff alongside Dickens. During the more lengthy provincial tour that followed Lemon and Dickens supplemented their Shakespearian repertoire with roles in various farces. In a campaign to raise funds for the Guild of Literature and Art, Lemon and Dickens appeared again in Jonson's play at Lytton's Knebworth in November 1850, and in the following May, after a performance in Lytton's Not So Bad As We Seem, Lemon joined Dickens in Mr Nightingale's Diary, a piece that they had co-written. Further provincial tours followed late in 1851 and in 1852. Lemon also took part in productions at Dickens's small private theatre in Tavistock House, notably in Wilkie Collins's melodramas The Lighthouse and The Frozen Deep. Lemon and his family had become frequent visitors to Dickens's home since the latter had moved to Tavistock House in November 1851, though the new neighbours were already fellow members of a weekly walking club, had taken nocturnal strolls around London together, and had been on excursions, such as a tour of Salisbury Plain in 1848. In the following year Dickens submitted his one and only contribution to Punch (an attack on the suburban water supply), but Lemon deemed it unsuitable. The end of Lemon's long friendship with Dickens came in 1858 when Lemon neglected to publish in Punch his friend's proclamation outlining the reasons for a separation from his wife, Catherine, who had been advised by Lemon. The two men were eventually reconciled in 1867. Including four folded facsimiles of the letters. This edition was printed ina limited quantity of five hundred and twenty-five, so this is a very rare edition. Condition: In a cloth binding with marbled boards. Externally, very smart, with just some minor shelfwear only. Internally, tightly bound. The pages are very bright and clean, with virtually no spotting at all. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Death Comes for the Archbishop

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1927. First. First edition. Contemporary gift inscription, else fine in a nice, near fine dustwrapper with a very short tear on the front panel, and a touch of age-toning at the spine of the off-white jacket. One of the nicest copies we've seen in recent years of Cather's classic character study of two Frenchmen trying to organize a Catholic Diocese on the frontier of New Mexico. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La suite dans les idées.

      Au sans pareil 1927 - - Au sans pareil, Paris 1927, 12x19cm. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Gabriel Reuillard. Deux infimes manques sans gravité en tête du dos, légères piqûres sur la première garde où figure l'envoi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Writings.

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon; and published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, Oxford. [1927–8] - 14 volumes, octavo. Bound at The Riverside Press in contemporary half brown morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, lighter brown cloth boards, top edges gilt. Bookplates to front free endpapers. A fine set. With frontispiece in each volume. The Shakespeare Head Edition, the best edition of the works of Defoe and one of a limited edition of 750 sets.

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        La guirlande des dunes.

      Paris l'edition d'art Piazza, 1927 - in-8°, 130pp. illustré de 32 en couleurs par Heni Cassiers. Relié plein vélin signeé par Laurent Peeters - Anvers: filet dore cerment les plats. tête dorée sous vouverture imprimée d'éditeur et embîtage luxueux. Tirage limité à 1100 ex. dont 125 sur Vélin de Rives. Imprimés spécialement pour un groupe de bibliophiles Belges. 777 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis 1916 - 1918. [Parts I and II, complete]

      Thornton Butterworth, [1927] 1927 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 2 folding facsimiles, 16 maps and charts (11 folding and a number coloured in outline), 2 folding tables and 18 maps and charts in the text, free endpapers moderately browned as usual, some light and scattered spotting; original navy blue cloth, upper boards blocked in blind, gilt backs, an unusually bright, clean, crisp copy. Complete with the errata slips at p.52 (part I) and at half - title (part II). This is volume three, parts of I and II of Churchill's masterly history of the Great War. As an account of the years 1916 - 1918 the two parts are complete in themselves. Very scarce in anything like this condition. Woods, A(31)a.

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        To the Lighthouse

      London: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. 1927. First. First edition. Foxing to the foredge, else just about fine in a very good dustwrapper with some chipping at the spine and corners, a modest chip on the rear panel, and slight tanning to the spine. The original paper of the jacket has been archivally strengthened at the folds, else the jacket is entirely original and has NO supplemental restoration. One of the author's most influential novels, a richly textured examination of gender and family, told through stream-of-consciousness narratives. A nice, unsophisticated copy of a masterwork of modern literature. Connolly 100. .

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        Krasnaja niwa.

      Moskau, Iswestija WZIK, 1927. - [Rotes Getreidefeld. Text russisch]. Sammlung von 18 Heften des Jahrgangs 1927. 4°. Illustr. OBrosch. (teils Gebrauchsspuren). Je 20 bis 24 SS. mit zahlr. Fotos, Abb. und Karikaturen. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgaben. - Eine der beliebtesten Kulturzeitschriften der UdSSR, herausgegeben von Anatolij Lunatscharski. In diesen Heften mit Texten von Aleksej Tolstoi, Sergej Esenin, Arthur Holitscher u.a. - Die Illustrationen stammen von Alexej Krawtschenko, Deni, Alexander Deineka, Pawel Kusnezow, El Lissitzky, Boris Kustodiew u.a. Vorhanden sind Nr. 6-7, 9, 13-15, 17-18, 22, 24, 29, 32-34, 36, 39, 43 und 51. - W Obloshke-Kat.-Moskau 79 u. 235. - Vier Hefte wasserrandig, zwei Blätter mit großem Ausschnitt, sonst schön erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dilo Marcela Prousta. Hledani Ztraceneho Casu [A la recherche du temps perdu / Remembrance of Things Past]

      Prague [Praha]: Odeon. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. The Czech translation of Proust's masterpiece, complete in original wrappers, with book design by Karel Teige. With simple designs, distinctive topography and titles printed in red and black, Teige's edition of Proust is a quintessential example of his work and a classic representation of the Czech avant-garde. Praha [Prague]: Odeon, 1927-1930. Complete in 15 volumes with the supplement (Benjamin Cremieux, Marcel Proust, 1928). Octavo, original wrappers in various colors. Owner signatures. General minor wear to wrappers, fading to spines. First title page neatly detached. A monument of book design; rare in original wrappers.

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        Poster]: See Rossums Universal Robots. A Play with a Message [Not a Motion Picture]. Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.

      Hapeman-Gee Printing Co., Sacramento 1927 - Printed in blue ink on cardstock. Approximately 14" x 11.25". Tiny tears or small creases, else a near fine copy. The information "A Play with a Message" has been added over an original line (that seems like it might have been misspelled). An influential play by Karel Capek, which premiered in Prague in 1921, most famous now for introducing the word "robot" (derived from the Czech noun "robota" meaning "labor"). The play, in which androids who are at first content to work for their human creators decide to rebel, made its U.S. premiere in 1922 and supposedly Spencer Tracy made his stage debut as one of the robots in an early American production.

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        Rohkost. Heft 1 der Reihe " Kultur und Scheinkultur".

      Jungborn-Verlag, Bad Harzburg 1927 - Paperback, 132 pp. 22.5x15.2x1 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia dell' arte etrusca, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Firenze, Rinascimento del Libro, 1927.. Two volumes. Thick quarto. Pp. 590, (6); 284 plates + xvi, (v) index. Hardcover, uniformly bound in handsome half red cloth and matching marbled boards, cloth French corners, large gilt label to each spine. In fine condition. Excellent, attractive set. ~ First edition. Printed in a limited edition, this set is number 28.

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        Antheil and The Treatise on Harmony

      Chicago: Pascal Covici. 1927. First. First American edition. Fine in a slightly age-toned, very near fine dustwrapper. Although this postdates the Paris edition, it is much less common in this condition. .

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