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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] - 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 Near 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. 5 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        The Countryman, An Illustrated Review & Miscellany of Rural Life Edited in the Country & Written by Countrymen & Countrywomen Throughout the World, April 1927 to Winter 1981, Volume 1 to 86,

      Oxford, The Countryman, 1927 - 1981. a consecutive run from April 1927 to Winter 1981, Volumes 1 to 86 bound in 62 volumes numbered 1 to 62, profusely illustrated throughout, thick cr.8vo. handsomely and uniformly bound in half green morocco by Maltbys of Oxford, spines with double gilt lines both sides of raised bands, double gilt lines at head and tail of spines, contrasting crimson red morocco lettering-pieces lettered in gilt, contrasting green cloth sides with gilt lines, original printed paper wrappers bound with each number, A handsome leather bound run, A handsome leather bound run in fine fresh condition, edges of first few volumes slightly foxed. J. W. Robertson Scott founded the Countryman in 1927 and continued as editor for 20 years. He published the Countryman from his home at Idbury Manor in Oxfordshire. This much loved countryside periodical continues to be published today.

      [Bookseller: Robert Kirkman Ltd ABA ILAB PBFA]
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      Wien - Leipzig: Verlag Die Fackel. 1927. First. First edition. Octavo. 101, [6]. Green cloth gilt. A little foxing on the boards, near fine. Inscribed by the author: "fur Mary Dubspensky. Karl Kraus. Wein, im Sept. 27." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Imprenta Sur. 9º Suplemento de Litoral., Málaga. 1927 - Poesía. Es uno de los míticos Suplementos de Litoral de los años 20. Bonita dedicatoria del autoral gran poeta Salvador Rueda. Book in Spanish. Libro en buen estado. Good condition. Defectos: Corpus compacto, pero despegado por el lomo respecto a cubiertas. Sobrecubiertas con manchas y alguna pequeña pérdida que pueden ver en la foto. Lo demás muy bien. Buen papel. Rústica editorial con sobrecubierta editorial, también en rústica. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Stabilization of the Mark - First English Edition

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1927. First English Edition.

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. II: Exotische Fauna. Band IX: DIE INDO-AUSTRALISCHEN TAGFALTER.

      Stuttgart 1927. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 4to. pp. viii, 1197, vi, with 177 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        The Tower Treasure

      - New York: Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, (1927). First edition, first issue. 8vo. Dust-jacket wanting. Corners bumped and minor wear and soiling to extremities--otherwise a handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        October Blast

      Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1927 First edition, first printing. One of 350 copies. Publisher's light blue laid paper boards over buff light tan cloth, lettered in black to the front board, white paper label lettered in black to the spine, uncut pages. Near fine, with some minor toning to the spine and board edges, some rubbing and chipping to the spine label, bookseller's plate to the rear pastedown, a hint of offsetting to the endpapers, else fine. A bright and attractive copy. Wade 156. October Blast is a collection of nine poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium," "The Tower," "Wisdom," "Two Songs from a Play," "Among Schoolchildren," "The Young Countryman," "The Old Countryman," "The Three Monuments," and "From Oedipus at Colonus," in addition to the author's notes. Notably, this volume's title page is illustrated with the illustration "The Candle in the Waves," a woodcut by Yeats' friend Thomas Sturge Moore, a well-known book artist who also designed the cover for Yeats' The Tower (1928). This volume was published and printed by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, his sister, at the Cuala Press (originally the Dun Emer Press). A leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, the Cuala Press "published living Irish writers in the development of modern Irish culture" (Liam Miller, The Dun Emer Press, Later the Cuala Press). Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944) was an English poet, artist, and literary critic. A member of the Academic Committee of the Royal Science of Literature, Sturge Moore was associated with many of the great literary figures of his day, including Laurence Binyon, Aldous Huxley, A. E. Housman, and W. B. Yeats. Although primarily a poet, Moore also designed bookplates and decorative bindings for Yeats.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Emily's Quest

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company 1927, 1st Edition. () 310pp. Near fine. Octavo. Publisher's green cloth with titles in gilt to spine; illustrated panel to front board. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown with some offsetting to ffep, else internally tight and clean. A particularly nice copy. With colour frontis. The American first released simultaneously with the McClelland & Stewart edition in Canada. Printed from the same publisher's imprint, the only difference being the title page, which bears Stokes' device. Lechowick p. 90. Russell 492..

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        John Walters

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. John Walters by Sapper First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1927. No inscriptions, lightly browned edges, a VG copy in original first state dust jacket priced 3/6 which has piece missing from head of spine and internal tape repair.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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      Jonathan Cape, 1927, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition400 g; (8), 9-286, (2) pages in original blue cloth covered boards, with the publisher's colophon blind stamped centre to the rear panel, and gilt titling to the spine. As can be seen in the 3rd image, the cloth is worse onf the front lower spine/cover edge, and as can be seen in the 4th image, there is rubbing and chipping at the head of the spine. Previous owner's details in pencil on the front free end page. Light ageing of the page edges, and a 1.5 inch tear on the external edge of page 31/32. The American publication was called "the Sun Also Rises". As can be seen by the 1st image the book is a 1st impression, having the typographical error of "Stones" instead of the "Stories". Size: 8 vo - over 7?" - 9?" Tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s) Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0236723.

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        Historia de la Lengua y Literatura Castellana. Tomos 1 al 15

      Madrid : Imprenta Radio, 1922-1927 - ~ 15 vol. ~ Muy ilustrado, con los retratos de muchos de los literatos reseñados ~ Ejemplares de las 1ª y 2ª ediciones ~ Pasta española de época, tejuelos con títulos dorados ~ Promedio de 500 páginas por tomo ~ 25x17x62cm. ~ Muy Buen estado ~ Heavy item, circa 15.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London 1927 - Bramah, Ernest. MAX CARRADOS MYSTERIES. London: Hodder, 1927. First Edition [not published in the US]. 8vo., 318pp., publisher's blue cloth covered boards with black titles to cover & spine. A near fine example considered 'the scarcest Carrados title' - Penzler Encylopedia of Mystery & Detection, 1976 pp 94-95, 25 rare works of detective fiction. The great collector David Symberlist's copy sold at Sothebys in 1966 to a collector [Landfried] with his plain heavy white paper protective dustwrapper with his neat hand-lettered titles & notes on the upper cover & spine - in part: "Purchased October 10th, 1966 at Southebys from the collection of David Symberlist, Esq [Rare $200]" Provenance: Nettlefold / Symberlist 1927 - 1966, Landfried 1966, Kaye [1982-4], Woolvin to 1990. [F.J. Nettleford name dated October, 1927 neatly penned on the ffe. A very significant example. $1275 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural History of the Danish Lichens.

      Copenhagen 1927-1958. 10 volumes. 4to. pp. ca. 1000, with 1396 partly coloured plates. Original printed wrappers. Standard work on Danish Lichens. Out of print and becoming very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        La Vagabonde

      La Cité des Livres, Paris 1927 - In 4 demi reliure de maroquin fauve, dos lisse orné; tête dorée. 278 pages, lithographies en couleurs de Marcel Vertès. Tirage limité à 305 exemplaires celui-ci un des 230 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Hollande accompagnés d'une suite en sanguine. Rousseurs sur la couverture et sur les tranches sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: George H. Doran Company,. [1927]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-319 [320: blank],. original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown.. Small private owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Small picture of. Abdullah and short biographical note tipped onto half title page. Top. edge of text block just a bit dusty, else a fine copy in very good. three-color pictorial dust jacket with mild dust soiling to white. spine and rear panels, and remnants of tiny colored stickers at. bottom edges of front and rear panels and flaps which were used. originally to hold the jacket in place (these are not obtrusive).. (#115860). First edition. Collection of a dozen short stories, some with fantastic elements. Oriental adventure stories of the kind he wrote for the pulps. The author was born in Russia but moved to England and changed his name to suit the kind of material he wished to write. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3- 1. Tuck, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968 (1974), p. 1. Bleiler (1948), p. 17. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992).

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        Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies

      Llanddewi Brefi: Privately Printed,, 1927. Author of "Folk lore of West and Mid. Wales," and many other works. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges sprinkled red. With 9 pages of text in manuscript, and other manuscript notes and corrections to plates and text. The parcel post wrapper is tipped-in to the front free endpaper, press reviews of the book mounted to the rear blank and rear free endpaper, and customs form and 3 autograph letters are loosely inserted. Portrait frontispiece, 16 plates and illustrations in text. Boards a little soiled, spine and front board faded, lower tips bumped, lower fore edge dented. A good copy. One of 70 copies only printed by the author at his own printing-press for private circulation. This copy is inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece, and was sent to Davies's cousin the Hon. Dan W. Williams, who is mentioned (though misnamed, as Williams comments in the margin) on page 5 as part of the global diaspora of Davies's Welsh family. Davies was an observant traveller, and here he gives an interesting and well-written account of his lifetime of travels, beginning with a voyage to Patagonia in 1875 as a boy of 16, attracted by the Welsh colony established in the Chubut Valley in 1865, and also to Australia. Begun during the Great War, it took him the better part of a decade to print, as "his press was only a toy" (according to the letter to the book's recipient from Mrs D. D. Evans, a mutual cousin). The printing is accordingly unsophisticated but charming—he ran out of sheets and so 9 pages are supplied in ink manuscript, with occasional corrections and passages added in manuscript. Largely self-taught, Davies's most important work was Folk Lore of West and Mid-Wales (1911); he also wrote Western Australia: Its History and Progress (1902), Adventures in the Land of Giants: a Patagonian Tale (1892), and Patagonia: A Description of the Country and Manner of Living at Chubut Colony (1892). His final work—also privately printed—was Welsh and Oriental Languages (1927), a 44 page offprint taken from the present text. Somewhat eccentric, at the time of sending the book he was 70 years old, living hermit-like in Mill Street "quite dirty and poor" (D. D Evans's letter). The press review mounted at the rear states: "It is difficult to classify Jonathan Ceredig Davies … He is certainly an interesting psychological study, for there is no one like him on this side of the Unknown" (Western Mail). Laid in are three autograph letters: one from the author to the recipient; another from a mutual relation of the author and cousin; and another from a further relation of the cousin. Williams has summarised the letters in manuscript to the front pastedown. The author writes that he sent Williams "the only copy I could spare … The only other copy of my book is to be found in the Congress Library." An excellent and highly personal copy of this rare and interesting account. Copac lists six copies (three in Wales and none outside the United Kingdom), and OCLC adds one copy at the University of Toronto. The book is notably unrepresented in Australia itself, where much of the action takes place.

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        Iconographia Mycologica,

      Societa Botanica Italiana, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trento 1927-1933, 1960. 1980, Milan - 26 volumes and 2 (of 3) supplemental volumes - supplements 2 & 3 - in 3. Approx. 9-1/2 by 6-3/4". 1398 plates, as called for. Two text volumes, the remainder with text and plates loose, as issued, in original tan cloth over printed board portfolios. Light general wear and some soiling to portfolios, some with a board detached (but present), one volume with cloth darkened. Loss of most paper folding flaps within the portfolios (readily replaceable). Limited edition, no.15 of about 490 sets. Bresadola, an Italian botanist, was an important mycologist. His other works include I funghi mangerecci e velenosi dell'Europa media con speciale riguardo a quelli che crescono nel Trentino, a guide to edible and poisonous mushrooms of Central Europe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Illustrated By: With PhotosSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, An aviation cornerstone. Complete; in the publisher's slipcase. Extremely scarce thus, Book

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        Oil & Gas

      Kansas City, MO.: Vernon Law Book Company, 1927, 1927. Hardcover. VG- Very Good. Vernon Law Book Company 1927 Scarce First Edition First Printing of this very collectible and Scarce OIL Related Title. Good. No dust jacket. Black Boards with Gold Lettering - Law Library Sticker on Frt Cover. Interior clean, light foxing of endpapers. Interior pages toned but clean. Rear pages show some corner and edges creased from bad shelving/handling . Binding is fluid but still sound. Should be handled carefully.Moderate wear to covers, corners bumped, spine ends worn, 863 p. Includes index of cases cited.

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        INTERNATIONALE ARCHITEKTUR - BAUHAUSBUECHER 1 Zweite veränderte Auflage. Herausgegeben von Walter GROPIUS.

      Muenchen, Albert Langen Verlag, (1927). In-8 (mm. 230x182), bross. orig. a colori, pp. 111. Introdotto da una breve prefazione di Walter Gropius, il volume è interamente illustrato in b.n. da tavole (foto e disegni) che raffigurano edifici contemporanei e progetti architettonici, riunendo il Gotha dell?'architettura internazionale: Behrens, van de Velde, Gropius, Meyer, Kosina, Taut, Lloyd Wright, van der Rohe, Loos, Le Corbusier e Jeanneret, ecc. L?'Italia è presente con due immagini dello stabilimento Fiat di Torino con il circuito di collaudo sul tetto. E?' questo il primo volume dei ?"Bauhausbuecher?" (importante pubblicazione che promuove gli ideali del Bauhaus e il vero concetto di ?"Stile Internazionale?"), in seconda edizione, riveduta e aumentata di nuove immagini (la prima è del 1925). Esemplare ben conservato.

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        LES BELLES DE NUIT Illustré de dix-huit eaux-fortes originales gravées par Edouard Chimot.

      Paris, Les Editions d?'Art Devambez, 1927. In-8 gr. (mm. 277x190), bella legat. firmata (Lemercier, Paris) in mz. marocch. coevo a grandi ang., elegantissima decorazione a colori e oro intarsiata al dorso con tit. oro, tagli sup. dorati, conserv. cop. orig., con le deliziose illustrazioni inc. all?'acquaforte da Chimot così composte: 10 tavv. a colori f.t. e 8 grandi finali in b.n. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 259: ?"Publication estimée et cotée?" - Benezit,III, p. 593 cita l'illustraz. di quest'opera. Edizione di 457 esempl. numer. Il ns., 107, appartiene alla tiratura di 325 (num. 92 a 426) ?"sur vélin de cuve spéciale d?'Arches, vergé et filigrané au nom de l?'ouvrage, avec les eaux-fortes dans l?'état définitif?". Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        TUTTE LE OPERE A cura dell'Istituto Nazionale per la edizione di tutte le opere di Gabriele D'Annunzio.

      Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1927-1936. In-8 gr., 49 voll. di cui 1 di Indici, mz. marocchino, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello. Le opere sono suddivise in quattro serie: "Versi d'Amore e di Gloria - Prose di romanzi - Tragedie, misteri e sogni - Prose di ricerca, di lotta, di comando, di conquista, di tormento, d'indovinamento, di rinnovamento, di celebrazione, di rivendicazione, di liberazione, di favole, di giochi, di baleni". Pregiata e notissima edizione per la cura dei testi e la perfezione tipografica - composta coi caratteri della Stamperia originale di Giambattista Bodoni - nella tirat. di 2501 esempl. numer. su carta velina a mano ?"Perusia?" delle cartiere Miliani di Fabriano. Cfr. Guabello, p. 235 - De Medici, p. 243. Le legature, in mz. marocchino, sono di due provenienze diverse, e due volumi presentano dei lievissimi aloni al magine inferiore bianco, testi perfettamente conservati. .

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        The Wild Body A Soldier of Humour and Other Stories

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed marbled boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. A few pages poorly opened, spine faded. Very good. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 85 numbered copies signed by the author. From the library of Professor R G N Bates of the University of Western Ontario a critic and scholar of Lewis's work.

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        Schall, Margarete. - "Leuchtturm".

      . Zeichnung / Gouache & Aquarell, partiell gespritzt, auf Büttenpapier, 1927. Von Margarete Schall. 46,1 x 52,7 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten signiert und datiert. - Papier etwas gewellt. Blattrand mit geringfügigen Lagerspuren. Gut erhalten. Margarete Schall (1896 Gelsenkirchen - 1939 Düsseldorf). Eigentlich Maria Margarete Schall. Deutsche Malerin und Grafikerin der Klassischen Moderne. Tochter des Kaufmanns Emil Schall. 1913/14 Besuch der privaten Kunstschule von Lothar von Kunowski in Düsseldorf. 1914-16 Ausbildung zur Zeichenlehrerin an den Staatlichen Zeichenlehrerkursen Düsseldorf (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf). 1916/17 Besuch des Turnseminars des Frauenbildungsvereins in Frankfurt am Main. 1917-20 Kandidatin für das Zeichenlehramt an der Viktoriaschule in Essen, dort ab 1920 Zeichen- und Turnlehrerin, ab 1925 Studienrätin. 1921 Bewerbung am Staatlichen Bauhaus in Weimar; tritt das Studium nicht an. 1922 Malschule Johannes Walther-Kurau zusammen mit Else Lohmann, von der sie 1920 porträtiert wird. 1924 kurzzeitig in Paris, wo sie sich als Malerin und gelegentliches Modell mit ihrer Freundin, der Fotografin Florence Henri ein Atelier teilt. 1927/28 Studium am Bauhaus Dessau bei Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky und Paul Klee. In Dessau Freundschaft mit dem Ehepaar Hinnerk und Lou Scheper, desweiteren Anregung der Künstlerin Florence Henri zur Fotografie, die 1928 am Bauhaus fotografische Porträts von ihr anfertigt. 1919-33 an den Ausstellungen des Jungen Rheinlands, der Rheingruppe und der Rheinischen Sezession beteiligt. 1931 Künstlerbund-Ausstellung in Essen, wo die Kritik einen Einfluss von Raoul Dufy konstatiert. Reisen führten sie 1924 nach Italien, 1928 nach Paris (Aufenthalt), 1930 nach Südfrankreich, Südtirol und Korsika, 1932-34 nach Spanien sowie 1935 nach Dänemark, Holland, Österreich und in die Schweiz. Werke unter anderem im Folkwang Museum Essen. Zeigt ihr Frühwerk eine Berührung mit den französischen Fauves, stand sie später stilistisch stärker mit dem Dessauer Bauhaus in Verbindung..

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

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        700 fins de Partie

      Barelona: Tipografia la Academia, 1927 xxxii+539 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound red leather with black label and gilt lettering to spine. Preface by Johann Burger. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2213) 1st edition. Henri Rinck was a French chess study composer, considered one of the most important early figures in the field. He was born in Lyon (France) on January 10, 1870, where his family were brewers (Brasserie Rinck). He graduated as a chemical engineer at the Technische Hochschule of Munich (Germany). He then worked at the Faculté des Sciences in Lyon as an assistant of Dr. Barbier. In 1897 he discovered a refining process for green vegetable oils, which was applied in Marseille (France), then by several olive oil refineries in Spain. In 1900 he set up a factory in Badalona (Spain) and lived there with his family. Before the end of the Spanish civil war he had to leave Spain. He established himself in Marseille, but returned to Spain later. His first chess endgame studies appeared from 1902 in the Deutsche Schachzeitung. In 1909 he published the first collection 150 fins de partie (with an introduction by Johann Berger). A second edition followed in 1913, and in 1919 300 fins de partie' and in 1927 700 fins de partie". In 1947 he published Las sorpresas de la teoria (The Surprises of Theory), containing 111 endgames on rook against two minor pieces, and, together with Louis Malpas, Dame contre tour et cavalier (Queen Against Rook and Night). Rinck died in Badalona on February 17, 1952. Six days before his death he was handed out the first copy of his ultimate collection 1414 fins de partie. On his request he was buried with this book under his arm. Condition: Corners bumped, some occasional foxing, some pencil notations else a very good copy.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Does Prohibition Work?

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1927. A Study of the Operation of the Eighteenth Amendment Made by the National Federation of Settlements, Assisted by Social Workers in Different Parts of the United States. With a Foreword by Lillian D. Wald. Octavo. Original pictorial boards, top edge red. Folding map frontispiece. Wear to lower edges, chip to head of spine affecting title, front joint cracked, repaired tear to edge of frontispiece, contents toned, front hinge cracked at title page. A good copy in the rubbed, chipped, and tanned jacket with dampstain to the bottom of the spine panel and a chip from the head of the spine affecting the title. First edition, first printing, of the pro-prohibition author's survey of the effects of the alcohol ban on American society. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Marian P. S. Kellogg with the deepest appreciation of her unselfish cooperation through all these months! Martha Bensley Bruère".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Silver Cord

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, Inscribed By AuthorSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, 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, Book

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        Death Comes for the Archbishop

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First Edition. One of 175 copies signed by Willa Cather. In Good condition. Tenderness to binding, with separation to a hinge and others tender, front hinge started. Moisture seems once apparent with bleeding to early pages at gutter, including to the signed limitation page. Previous owner name in pen to front paste down, offsetting to end sheets. Vintage bookseller label to rear paste down. Marbled paper boards show rubbing and edge wear. Spine cloth is mottled and feels worn a bit thin.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Luck's Limit: Impressions From South Africa With Four Illustrations (SIGNED COPY)

      Selwyn & Blount Ltd, 1927, Hardback, Book Condition: GoodVery scarce item. 100+ pages. Orange board covers, no dust-jacket. Some foxing to a few pages towards the front and back of the book. Slight damage to the top and bottom of the spine. Overall good condition. The first blank page is signed "Suzanne, With Love, Emily Luck, July 1. 1936". ****Price includes UK P&P**** For overseas orders please email me.

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        Grazielle. = Le Tailleur De Pierres De Saint-Point. Aquarelles De Maurice Berty.

      Nilsson, Paris 1927 - 250pp. en muy buen papel de hilo y 6 láminas sobre papel japón imperial. Excelentes ilustraciones acuareladas a mano, au pouchoir, a vivos colores. =Edición de solo 100 ejemplares. Muy buen ejemplar muy bien encuadernado a plena piel, fileteada en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Volumes I & II

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War. Churchill's history - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931. The U.S. is the true first edition, as U.S. Volume I publication preceded the British. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. He served as 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. Rather remarkably, he spent part of his 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 events of these two 1916-1918 volumes include Churchill's time at the Front and his return to the Cabinet. Today, jacketed first editions are quite scarce - jacketed U.S. editions even more so. Charles Scribner's Sons originally issued the 1916-1918 volumes as a two-volume set. This set is in excellent condition, near fine in near fine dust jackets. The maroon, ribbed cloth bindings are simply immaculate as only jacketed copies can be - vividly bright, perfectly square, and showing no discernible wear. The contents remain crisp and bright and feel unread, with no previous ownership marks and no age-toning. The sole minor detraction that prevents our grading the volumes as truly fine is modest spotting to the page edges, mostly confined to the top edges. The dust jackets are entirely complete, with no losses or tears and retaining the original "$10.00 | Two Volumes" front flap prices. The jackets show light soiling, and even toning to the spines. Both dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(III-1&2).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103.

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      J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. London. 1927. Reprint. Originally published in 1910. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.6 inches). Highly decorative title page and 12 full page colour plates by Pape. Fine, clean copy in a fine leather binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Contemporary full tan morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments box ruled and decorated with corner pips in gilt. Blind ruling extending onto boards and ending with a floral device around each raised band. Gilt ruled border, with triple corner pips and title in gilt, on boards. Gilt ruled turn-ins. Decorative endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine, bright copy in a highly attractive early binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Beaux-Arts Des Modes. Modèles Originaux Hiver 1927

      [Paris]: 1927. 39 x 29 cm. folio. [pp. 4]. 53 (of 64) pochoirs of women?'s coats & dresses. original wrs. (worn, spine ends chipped)

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Hunting & Stalking the Deer. The Pursuit of Red, Fallow and Roe Deer in England and Scotland. Signed Limited Edition

      London: Longman's Green & Co. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket and three original card corner protectors. Wrapper with some edge creasing and tears. Some scattered light browning. 1927. 85/156. Red hardback cloth cover. 340mm x 270mm (13" x 11"). xi, 274pp. 8 coloured plates and numerous plates in b/w from drawings by the authors. Signed by authors on limitation page. .

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("WJ Goggin") to Virginia historian, Henry S. Rorer

      Vinton, VA, 9 march 1927. (WASHINGTON, BOOKER T) 12mo. 2-1/2 pp. in pencil, on two ruled sheets of writing paper. Slight toning, foolded for mailing, but overall quite good, with envelope, typed address to "Henri S. Rorer / Maury High School / Norfolk, / Virginia," in navy cloth folder . Remarkable and touching letter on Booker T. Washington's origins, from a man whose wife taught Washington to read: "Yours to hand and contents noted in reply will say that Booker was born the slave of James Burroughs and was about 10 years old when he was freed by the result of the war between the States. His mother was the slave of the same man her husband belonged to one of near neighbors by the name Ferguson but was not Booker's father Booker's father name was Ferguson (keep this to your self for he was not of the same color) My first wife daughter of the said James Burroughs learned Booker his abc and Book[er] always said he was Miss Ellen's negro. The husband of his mother was hired at Kasionva [?] salt works when freed, sent here for his family whitch consisted of one other son named John who was black and if living is connected with the scool at Tuskegee. Booker visited Va several years ago attended the Roanoke fair made fine speech from there he went to the place of his birth and some 1500 people met him there and heard him speak. Looked around the premises the only thing he could recognize was one rose bush in the yard everything had been changed. On that bush was one bud plucked it and went to the old man Burrough's grave layed it on the tombstone remarking at the time a good old man." The recipient, Henry Rorer, is the author of HISTORY OF NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1681-1968 (Norfolk, 1968)

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        The Complete Works of Gaius Petronius Fanfrolico Press

      Fanfrolico Press, 1927 - Fanfrolico Press 1927 623/650 SIGNED by Norman Lindsay First Edition thus. Publisher's original half crimson vellum just about Fine copy, tiny rubbing to extremities, but with none of the usual spine fade. Excellent collector's copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dessins et gouaches (1919-1925) de Roger de la Fresnaye. Notice de Waldemar George

      Librarie de France., Paris 1927 - With 45 images on 30 plates. (4) pp., pp. 7-16, (2) pp. Folio. Loose as issued in half cloth portfolio with 3 ties. One of 300 numbered copies. Though there are no pages 5 and 6, the text seems to be complete. Text pages spotted and alittle creased. Plate margins browned and a little frayed, several plates with fine hand-colouring (pochoir). Printed by the Imprimerie Sainte-Catherine of Bruges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        BEITRÄGE ZUR HEIMATKUNDE.Herausgegeben vom Verein für Heimatkunde des Sensebezirks und der benachbarten interessierten Landschaften. 1. Jahrgang bis 58. Jahrgang mit Register 1927-1975. 51 Bände.Ohne Special Jahrgang 11. 43. 49. und 50. Jahrgang.

      Kanisiuswerk - Paulusdruckerei 1927-1991, Freiburg, - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: George H. Doran Company,. [1927]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-328,. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. A fine copy in bright, very good plus four-color pictorial dust. jacket with light shelf wear at edges, tiny chip and associated 20 mm. closed tear at lower front flap fold, tiny circular chip from front. panel, light rubbing to front panel, and mild dust soiling to spine. and rear panels. Overall a nice example of the uncommon jacket.. (#130587). First edition. "One of the most distinctive volumes of American weird fiction, all of which were based on nightmares of the author, a classics teacher in the Baltimore area and a longtime sufferer from migraine ("sick headaches," as he called them) who killed himself after the death of his beloved wife. (He wrote an adoring memoir of her in his 1932 semi- autobiography, Matrimony). White wrote fiction in the summer to supplement his income, his most successful work being the solid but now rather dull works of historical fiction. Another motive, for the stories, was to get them out of his system. All of the stories in this collection have an unforced strangeness to them that is emblematic of their origins. The title story, anthologized twenty-three times according to Ashley and Contento, is fairly well known, but all of the others are worth reading as well. There is nothing else quite like this stuff. It is doubly unusual for its period, when American fiction underwent a divorce between the slicks and the pulps. White's nightmare stories were too grotesque for the slicks, and too "literary" for the pulps. Like the work of many another genius they turned out to be better suited for posterity than for his own time." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 182. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-212. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1108. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 462. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-255. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15227. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1698.

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