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        Less than Nothing - or The Life and Times of Sterling Finny

      New York: The New Yorker, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. E. B. White's (1899-1985) first book, a collection of advertisements that ran in The New Yorker that White wrote anonymously and photographed himself with mannequins from Wanamaker's Department Store. [Hall A1] White, ever the humorist, inscribed this copy to himself: "To E.B. White without whose skill with a camera, untiring desire to make money and patience, I and Flora would still be in Wanamaker's where we belong --Sterling Finny". Taped to the title page verso is a typewritten note signed "EBW" and dated August 27, 1967, giving the background on the Sterling Finny advertisements and how they were created to promote The New Yorker. According to White, this book was produced in-house by The New Yorker advertising department to be sent to advertisers and agents--which may explain its somewhat weak binding. White's name never appeared in the ads, like many of his contributions to The New Yorker for "Talk of the Town" pieces. There is no record of the number of copies produced, it is assumed that it was a very small print run. White has also penciled in John Hanrahan's name under the Prologue and Epilogue titles indicating his authorship of those pieces. A rare and unique first book, inscribed by the author to himself, by a giant in the field of American letters. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. Unpag. 8vo. Minimal wear to boards, bumping to corners and tiny losses; green cloth spine with light fraying at head and foot. Light green title label pasted to front board. Text block has separated from front board, rear board starting to separate. Clean and crisp within. Issue without dust jacket.

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        La Truite, ses moeurs, l'art de la pêcher

      Editions Maurice Dormann et Cerf, Etampes, 1927. In folio, reliure signée Hélène Lesieur en plein maroquin vert, plats à décor à froid et or représentant des ronds dans l'eau, dos lisse à titres dorés, couvertures et dos cnservés, doré sur tête, dessins de De Cousyn et Clérin, planches couleurs et hors - texte de Daumain et Faggedon, 377 p. Mors très fragiles, partiellement ouvert. EDITION ORIGINALE DE CE CHEF - D?OEUVRE, le plus beau livre jamais publié sur la pêche de la Truite et l?un des trois grands livres sur la pêche à la mouche artificielle. Illustré de 71 figures en noir dans le texte et 11 superbes planches en couleurs h. - texte avec serpentes, de Clérin, Daumain, Faddegon. Tirage limité à 650 exemplaires numérotés. Gomendy, p. 185 - 186. Français relié DeCollection

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        Jahrbuch der Einbandkunst.

      Verlag für Einbandkunst Leipzig. -31 1927 - First Edition, 4 vols in 3, 4to, xii,253,[1]; vii,[1],235,[1]; vii,[1],167,[1]pp., 214 plates, orig. boards, morocco label on spines, slightly rubbed otherwise a very nice set. One of the most comprehensive periodicals in the binding field, well edited with scholarly contributions on old bindings, their making, decoration, provenance, and with many stimulating contributions on modern binding, its construction and its aesthetic value by masters of the craft. Magnificently illustrated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Selbstbildnis" mit Zigarre, Schulterstück nahezu en face.

      1927. Radierung und Kaltnadel 1927, numeriert, signiert, bezeichnet, betitelt und datiert. 30,1:24,6 cm. Vom Künstler als "13. Ter Druck 0.18" bezeichnet. Kräftiger Druck mit etwas Plattenton. Auf bräunlichem Japan. Im breiten Rand minimal stockfleckig, sonst einwandfrei..

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        Norsk guldsmedkunst i middelalderen.

      . Oslo 1927. Rigt illustr. 510 s. Oplag 500 ekspl. Indbundet med originale omslag i privat halvlaeder. Bindet svagt skrabet..

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        Death Comes for the Archbishop

      New York: Knopf, 1927. First edition. One of fifty numbered and signed copies printed on Japan vellum. Original full cream vellum paper, gilt-stamped, top edge gilt. Slight mottling to the spine, but a bright and fine copy, in the publisher's green paper slipcase with label, This ultra-limited issue of Cather's masterpiece is rarely offered for sale. Crane A16.a.i.

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        Das internationale Schachmeisterturnier im Ostseebad Niendorf vom 6 bis 14 Austust 1927

      Schachverlag Bernard Kagan, Berlin 1927 - 59+[1 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams, and tables. Octavo (8 1/2" 5 3/4") issued in original wrappers. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5416) First edition. Eight players traveled to Bad Niendorf in 1927 to compete in a small round robin tournament. They were Aron Nimzowitsch, Savielly Tartakower, Edgar Colle, Hans Kmoch, Borislav Kostic, Alfred Brinckmann, Karl Ahues, and Lajos Steiner. Nimzowitsch and Tartakower shared first place, both having gone undefeated. The final standings and cross table: =1st Nimzowitsch 5.5/7 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1; =1st Tartakower 5.5/7 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ; 3rd Colle 4/7 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1; =4th Kostic 3.5/7 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 ½; =4th Ahues 3.5/7 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1; 6th Brinckmann 3/7 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * 0 1; 7th Kmoch 2/7 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 * ½; 8th Steiner 1/7 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * Condition: Small closed tear of frontispiece, corners bumped, wrappers age toned else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA TRUITE ses moeurs, l?art de la pêcher

      Editions Maurice Dormann et Cerf, 1927. Grand In - 4 reliure éditeur à la bradel en toile simili maroquin rouge, couvertures conservée, 377 p. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier Dujardin, illustré de 71 figures en noir dans le texte et 11 planches en couleurs h. - texte (n°500 / 630). EDITION ORIGINALE DE CE CHEF - D?OEUVRE, le plus beau livre jamais publié sur la pêche de la Truite et l?un des trois grands livres sur la pêche à la mouche artificielle. Illustré de 71 figures en noir dans le texte et 11 superbes planches en couleurs h. - texte avec serpentes, de Clérin, Daumain, Faddegon. Tirage limité à 650 exemplaires numérotés. Gomendy, p. 185 - 186. Français relié DeCollection

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        The Cream of the Jest. A Comedy of Evasions.

      . With an Introduction by Harold Ward. New York 1927. Illustr. by Frank C. Pape. XVIII + 243 pp. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Name on the back of frontispiece. Spine weakly faded. * 1st illustrated edition..

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        Water Lilies [Original Colour Woodcut]

      - 1927. () Fine. 7.25 X 5.25" (18.5 X 13 cm). In gilt brushed wooden frame with white matting. Frame measures 13.25 X 13.5" (33.5 X 34.5 CM) and has a metal hanger at the back. The image is beautifully coloured, showing cheery white lilies floating among light waves and round playful lily pads. Numbered 48 in pencil on the bottom left of the image with the artists signature, in pencil, on the bottom right. Boulet MBL105. Edition of 250. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nanjing Special Municipal Bulletin. Section 5-13 of the(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) NAN JING TE BIE SHI SHI ZHENG GONG BAO DI 513 QI

      Nanjing Press. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Nanjing Press. This book collection of archives in Nanjing. Nanjing. China National Library and the Library as well as some collections. Recorded between 1927-1948 focused. Nanjing City. in particular financial. taxation. price. charity. education. health. municipal regulations Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Fuschia [Original Colour Woodcut Print on Paper].

      - 1927, edition Unknown. () Fine. 12 X 7.5 CM (4.75 X 3 inches) original colour woodcut print on paper. In 1 CM (0.25 inch) gun metal gray metal frame with only very slight wear. Light gray acid free matting (with a second piece of darker gray matting creating a border around the image). In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, clear colours. Frame measures 45 X 25.5 CM (17.75 X 10 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. To the bottom right of the image is Phillips' signature (in pencil). With Master's Gallery provenance label on back. Boulet MBL109. Edition unknown. For a reproduction of the image see page 97 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". Edition unknown. From Phillips' first trip to the west coast of Canada. Rich colours and delicate, graceful lines depict beautifully the elegance of the hanging flower. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program- It's Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. Half Leather. 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. . Good. 1927. First Edition.

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        Le Pied Fourchu.

      . Paris: Les Bibliophiles Fantaisistes Dorbon-Aine 1927. 144 pp. Limited to 550 copies. Uncut with orig. wrappers bound in contemporary cloth with leatherlabel on spine. * Copy no. 381 of 500 on papier d'alfa..

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        THE MOFFAT TUNNEL OF COLORADO, AN EPIC OF EMPIRE; VOLUMES ONE AND TWO

      Wahlgreen Publishing Company, Denver, CO 1927 - Number 157 of an unknown number of copies of the limited issue, signed by McMechen on a special limitation page. Authorized by resolution of the Moffat Tunnel Commission. A history of the building of the Moffat Tunnel through the Rocky Mountain Continental Divide by the Moffat Railroad. A total of 580 pages with photographs, tables and diagrams. Pages bulk thicker and printed on a better quality paper than the trade issue. Bound in original full black leather with lettering in gilt. Both volumes are fine in fine and bright dust jackets. Both are housed within the publisher's paper covered slipcase with case lid. The two volumes are as new and appear to have never left the slipcase. The slipcase shows a little wear and has been professionally repaired. A stunning set seldom found in an entact slipcase with lid. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Golf Architecture In America: Its Strategy And Construction

      Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press 1927 - The major work on golf course contruction in the United States. George Thomas Jr. , (1873-1932) along with AW Tillinghast and Hugh Wilson, was a member of the so-called "Philadelphia School" of course design in America in the 1920s.Coming from a wealthy background, he initially dabbled with course design as a side-shoot to his main interest, gardening. Golf Architecture in America is still considered the finest book on the subject. First Edition. 8vo. xxv + 342pp on coated paper. Col frontis, 149 photographs and drawings, some in col. Illust pastedowns and endpapers depicting Pine Valley Golf Course, New Jersey. 1 fold-out plate to rear showing layout of an 18 hole course of one-shot holes. Original dark blue cloth, green title to spine and front, with an eagle carrying golf clubs against a red shield. Dust-wrapper, front section lacking, back, spine and fold-in flaps present and in good order.  [D&M 36690]

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        1927 CYRANO DE BERGERAC EDMOND ROSTAND #996-1125 FINE BINDING LEATHER COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS $

      CYRANO DE BERGERAC1927; Edmond Rostand; Limited Edition; Paris, Georges Briffaut; Illustrated by Joseph Hemard; w6.7"xh9"; 269 Pages; French Text; Very Rare!!!Great For any French Fan or of the Famous Author/Classic or Collector.  Great Shelf Book; #996 of 1,125 Copies!!!Attributes:A Gorgeous, sleek marble cover design with leather binding/corners, with a brilliant tooled binding in maroon/beige/gold with bow/arrows in gold and a great mid spine tooled pictorial of artillery or sporting equipment (balls/drum?), gold tops of pages, marble end pages, two color title pages, with five two page excellent color plates and numerous smaller color illustrations throughout and an Epic Dramatic Classic on Japan Vellum Paper; Fine Craftsmanship; Maybe hand colored not sure, with spine strip bound into back!!!Summary:Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it.The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. It is also meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene. Hercule-Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619 ?" 28 July 1655) was a French dramatist and duelist. In fictional works about his life he is featured with an overly large nose, which people would travel from miles around to see. Portraits suggest that he did have a big nose, though not nearly as large as described in works about him. Cyrano's work furnished models and ideas for subsequent writers.Background: Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (1 April 1868 ?" 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays contrasted with the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. Another of Rostand's works, Les Romanesques, was adapted to the musical comedy, The Fantasticks.Condition:Condition is Good+/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, few light scratches to front board/blemish to lower front, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 95 years old!!!

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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. First and only edition.. 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 !. First and only edition. Stamford, Haynes & Son - Obtainable only from the author, [1927]. 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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        Sämtliche Werke. Band 1-19 [ohne Bd. 17]., Hrsg. von Artur Buchenau, Eduard Spranger und Hans Stettbacher. (PSW)

      Berlin. Leipzig: de Gruyter, Zürich Orell-Füssli, 1927-1960. - Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - Bd. 1 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1766-1780. Bearbeiter Walter Feilchenfeld, unter Mitwirkung von Albert Bachmann, Walter Clauss und Adrian Corrodi-Sulzer. (Jugendschriften, Tagebuchfragmente, Aufsätze über die Anstalt auf dem Neuhof, Über die Freiheit meiner Vaterstadt, Abendstunde eines Einsiedlers unda.) -- Bd. 2 Lienhard und Gertrud (1. Fassung). 1. Tl. 1781, 2. Tl. 1783. Bearbeiter Gotthilf Stecher -- Bd. 3 Lienhard und Gertrud (1. Fassung). 3. Tl. 1785, 4. Tl. 1787. Bearbeiter Gotthilf Stecher -- Bd. 4 Lienhard und Gertrud (2. Fassung). 1. Tl. 1790, 2. Tl. 1790, 3. Tl. 1792, Entwürfe zu e. 4. Tl, Entwurf zu Bonals Chronik. Bearbeiter Gotthilf Stecher -- Bd. 5 Lienhard und Gertrud (3. Fassung). 1. Tl. 1819, 2. Tl. 1819. Bearbeiter Gotthilf Stecher -- Bd. 6 Lienhard und Gertrud (3. Fassung). 3. Tl. 1819, 4. Tl. 1820, Entwürfe zum verlorenen 5. Tl. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung. (Zusammenfassendes Orts- und Personenregister zu den Bänden 2-7) -- Bd. 7 Die Kinderlehre der Wohnstube. Christoph und Else. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung und Walter Nigg -- Bd. 8 Ein Schweizer-Blatt (1782). Bearbeiter Herbert Schönebaum. Berlin 1927 -- Bd. 9 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1782 -1787. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung, Walter Guyer und Herbert Schönebaum. (Über Gesetzgebung und Kindermord u.a.) -- Bd. 10 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1787 - 1795. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung und Herbert Schönebaum. (Ja oder Nein, Schriften zur Stäfner Volksbewegung u.a.) -- Bd. 11 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1795 - 1797. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung und Hinrich Knittermeyer. (Figuren zu meinem ABC Buch (Fabeln) u.a.) -- Bd 12 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1797-1799. Bearbeiter Walter Feilchenfeld, Emanuel Dejung, Alfred Rufer und Herbert Schönebaum. (Nachforschungen über den Gang der Natur in der Entwicklung des Menschengeschlechts, politische Schriften aus der Zeit der Helvetik, Zehntenblätter u.a.) -- Bd. 13 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1799-1801. Bearbeiter Herbert Schönebaum und Kurt Schreinert. (Über den Aufenthalt in Stanz (Stanser Brief), Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt u.a.) -- Bd 14 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1801-1803. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung, Walter Feilchenfeld Fales, Walter Klauser, Alfred Rufer und Herbert Schönebaum -- Bd 15 Schriften aus den Jahren 1803-1804. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung und Walter Klauser -- Bd 16 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1803-1804. Bearbeiter Walter Feilchenfeld und Herbert Schönebaum. -- Bd 18 Schriften aus der Zeit von 1805-1806. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung -- Bd 19 Ansichten und Erfahrungen, die Idee der Elementarbildung betreffend, 1805-1807. Bearbeiter Emanuel Dejung und Walter Feilchenfeld Fales. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 15550 Fadengeheftete Halblederbände mit Holzdeckeln.

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        Tapis Roumains

      Paris 1927 - 1927 portfolio of 34 watercolor plates of tapistries displayed at the Musee D'Art Decoratifs in Paris text is French double wrapped in hard boards with ties and then again in heavy cloth library binding with ties withdrawn reference library [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GNOME KING OF OZ

      - (BAUM,L.FRANK) THE GNOME KING OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chicago: Relly & Lee (1927). 4to, green cloth, pictorial paste-on, FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (lightly soiled and chipped and price clipped with ads listing this title last on flap). First edition (Hanff-Greene p.73) illustrated by J.R. NEILL with 12 color plates (coated on both sides) plus b&w's. This is a magnificent copy, rarely found so bright and rare in the wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'alphabet des lettres.

      P., A la Cité des Livres, 1925-1927, 26 vol. in-12 carré (167 x 130) brochés sous couverture rose rempliée, imprimées en noir. Très bel ensemble. - Rare série complète. Le tirage de chaque volume est de 440 exemplaires + 25 sur Madagascar réservés à Edouard Champion et 30 H.C. sur divers papiers, 19 sont en tirage courant (1 des 350 sur vergé d'Arches), 7 volumes sont proposés ici en grand papier (3 sur Japon impérial, 2 sur Madagascar, 2 sur Hollande, précisés entre parenthèses dans la liste ci-dessous). Chaque lettre de l'alphabet correspond à la première lettre d'un auteur en vue. En voici la liste : Adolescence, par Claude Anet (Japon) - Le Jour du Grand Prix, par Pierre Benoit (Hollande) - J'avais un secrétaire, par Francis Carco - Quand j'étais général, par Lucien Dubech - Le Chaudron de cuivre, par Raymond Escholier (Japon) - Clavecin, par Fagus - Le Cerf, par Jean Giraudoux - Opinions Candides, par Gérard d'Houville - L'Adieu Nocturne, par Georges Imann - La Fugitive, par Edmond Jaloux (couverture légèrement salie) - Moisson d'Octobre, par Joseph Kessel (Hollande) - Chroniques, par Paul Léautaud - Une Carrière, par André Maurois - Passions et Vanités, par La Comtesse de Noailles - Les Feux du Batavia, par Pierre Mac Orlan - Les Devins, par Henri Pourrat (Madagascar) - En Personne, par Léon Pierre-Quint - Stances, Instances et Inconstances, par Pierre de Régnier (Japon) - Le Drapeau Noir, par André Salmon - Le Carnet de M. du Paur, par Paul-Jean Toulet - Barbey d'Aurévilly, par Octave Uzanne - Franges, par Jean-Louis Vaudoyer - Une Soirée à l'Olympia, par Léon Werth (Madagascar) - Décalandrier, par X*** - Vers l'Occident, par Kikou Yamata - Chasseurs de Nomades, par Emile Zavie.

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        Lucien Leuwen.

      . Texte etabli et annote avec un avant-propos par Henry Debraye. Preface de Paul Valery. 4 vols. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion 1927. With facsimiles. Limited to 1235 copies. Bound uncut with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice contemporary halfleather, spines richly gilt. * Oeuvers Completes, publiees sous la direction de Paul Arbelet et Edouard Champion.<br>Copy no. 185 of 1100 on velin pur fil des Papeteries Lafuma, de Voiron..

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        Das Maler-Leben. 16 Originallithographien mit Pinsel und Feder.

      Dresden, Selbstverlag, 1927.. circa 36 x 25,8 cm. 1 weisses Blatt, 15 Tafeln (+ Deckel = 16 Lithographien) Illustrierter Original-Karton mit durchgezogener Kordel. Söhn 371-386. Eines von 160 nummerierten, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signierten und datierten Exemplaren (hier Nr. 77). - Das erste Blatt ganz leicht fleckig, Umschlag gering geblichen, insgesamt schön und Tafeln sauber. - Das Impressum mit zusätzlicher handschriftlicher Widmung von Felixmüller an die Schauspielerin Pamela Wedekind, Tochter des Dramatikers Frank Wedekind, die 1930 Carl Sternheim heiratete, dem diese Folge von Felixmüller zugeeignet ist.

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        Eurasia Septentrionalis Antiqua. Zeitschrift für Erforschung der Osteuropäischen und Nordasiatischen Archäologie und Ethnographie. Journal for east European and North-Asiatic Archaeology and Ethnography. Bulletin et Memoires consacres a l'Archeologie et l'Ethnograhie de l'Europe Orientale et de l'Asie du Nord. Redige au nom de la Societe Finlandaise d'Archeologie par U. T. Sirelius [und] A. M. Tallgren. Band I bis IX in 9 Bänden.

      Helsinki, 1927-1934.. Gr.-8°. 202,(2); (2),248; 200,(2); (4),339,(1); 219,(1); (2),223,(1); 210,(2); (6),252; (6),409,(1),4 S., zahlreiche Abbildungen. Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug.. Einheitlicher Einband unter Verwendung von 3 verschiedenen Buntpapieren. - Einbände gering berieben, beschabt und bestoßen; schönes Exemplar.

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        THE BELLAMY TRIAL

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927., 1927. First edition. Former owner's name else very good in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and extremities. This novel is based upon the famous Hall-Mills case, and "unfolds the totally absorbing story of the misalliances and crossed lives of two couples from the gentry of upstate New York; one wife has been murdered, and the husband and the other wife are the accused," so say 20th Century Crime & Mystery Writers. The Bellamy Trail was a pioneering work which defined the genre of the court-room mystery drama. The author's fame is based largely on this book. Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title.

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        Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?Lancaster, PA & New York: American Physical Society, 1935. First edition.

      A very fine copy, in the original wrappers, of Bohr's response to the famous 'EPR paradox,' which he resolved by introducing the notion of 'quantum entanglement.' Bohr's paper also marks the conclusion of the Bohr-Einstein debate on the foundations of quantum mechanics that had begun at the Solvay Conference in 1927.<br/><br/> "In the May 15, 1935 issue of <i>Physical Review</i> Albert Einstein co-authored a paper with his two postdoctoral research associates at the Institute for Advanced Study, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen. The article was entitled 'Can Quantum Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?'. Generally referred to as 'EPR', this paper quickly became a centerpiece in the debate over the interpretation of the quantum theory, a debate that continues today" (<i>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i>).<br/><br/> The thought experiment proposed by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen involves two systems that interact with each other and are then separated so that they presumably interact no longer. Then, the position of one of the systems is measured, and due to the known relationship between the measured value of the first particle and the value of the second particle, the observer is aware of the position of the second particle. A measurement is then made of the momentum of the second particle. This seems to violate the uncertainty principle, since both the position and momentum of a the second particle would be known with certainty. <br/><br/> "By the time of the EPR paper many of the early interpretive battles over the quantum theory had been settled, at least to the satisfaction of working physicists. Bohr had emerged as the "philosopher" of the new theory and the community of quantum theorists, busy with the development and extension of the theory, were content to follow Bohr's leadership when it came to explaining and defending its conceptual underpinnings. Thus in 1935 the burden fell to Bohr to explain what was wrong with the EPR "paradox". The major article that he wrote in discharging this burden [the present paper] became the canon for how to respond to EPR" (<i>ibid</i>.). <br/><br/> "When the EPR paper reached Niels Bohr in Copenhagen, he realized that he had once again been cast in the role, which he played so well at the Solvay Conferences, of defending quantum mechanics from yet another Einstein assault. "This onslaught came down on us as a bolt from the blue," a colleague [Leon Rosenfeld] of Bohr's reported. "Its effect on Bohr was remarkable ... Everything else was abandoned. We had to clear up such a misunderstanding at once." Even with such intensity it took Bohr more than six weeks of fretting, writing, revising, dictating, and talking aloud before he finally sent off his response to EPR. <br/><br/> "It was longer than the original paper. In it Bohr backed away somewhat from what had been an aspect of the uncertainty principle: that the mechanical disturbance caused by the act of observation was a cause of the uncertainty. He admitted that in Einstein's thought experiment, "there is no question of a mechanical disturbance of the system under investigation." <br/><br/> "However, using his concept of complementarity, Bohr added a significant caveat. He pointed out that the two particles were part of one whole phenomenon. Because they have interacted, the two particles are therefore 'entangled.' They are part of one whole phenomenon or one whole system that has one wave function. <br/><br/> "Einstein continued to insist, however, that he had pinpointed an important example of the incompleteness of quantum mechanics by showing how it violated the principle of separability, which holds that two systems that are spatially separated have an independent existence. It likewise violated the related principle of locality, which says that an action on one of those systems cannot immediately affect the other. As an adherent of field theory, which defines reality using a spacetime continuum, Einstein believed that separability was a fundamental feature of nature. And as a defender of his own theory of relativity, which rid Newton's cosmos of spooky action at a distance and decreed instead that such actions obey the speed limit of light, he believed in locality as well" (Isaacson, pp. 451-3). <br/><br/> "The 1935 papers mark the end of the Bohr-Einstein dialog insofar as it appeared in the scientific literature... It is most fitting to let Einstein have the last word: "Of the 'orthodox' quantum theoreticians whose position I know, Niels Bohr's seems to me to come nearest to doing justice to the [EPR] problem"" (Pais, p. 431). <br/><br/> Today, it is widely accepted that non-locality is indeed a feature of the quantum world. The notion of quantum entanglement forms the basis of several cutting-edge technologies. In quantum cryptography, entangled particles are used to transmit signals that cannot be intercepted by an eavesdropper without leaving a trace. The first viable quantum cryptography systems are already being used by several banks. And the burgeoning field of quantum computation uses entangled quantum states to perform computational calculations in parallel, so that some types of calculations can be done much more quickly than could ever be possible using classical computers. <br/><br/> W. Isaacson, <i>Einstein: his life and universe</i>, 2007; A. Pais, <i>Niels Bohr's times</i>, 1991.. Pp. 696-702 in Physical Review, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 15, 1935. The entire issue offered here. 4to (268 x 200 mm), pp. 641-706. Original printed wrappers, an absolutely mint copy

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        The quantum theory of dispersion.[London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1927].

      First edition, the very rare offprint issue, and with a distinguished provenance, of the second of Dirac's two 1927 papers (the first being "The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation") in which Dirac "laid the foundations of quantum electrodynamics" (Pais, p. 7). In this paper, "Dirac presented a complete theory of dispersion [the scattering of a photon by an electron], including derivations of the Kramers-Heisenberg formula and the Thomson formula for scattering of radiation by atoms. He was also able to treat the case of resonance, which theretofore had eluded quantum radiation theory" (Kragh, p. 125). It was also in this paper that the 'divergences' which were to plague the development of quantum electrodynamics were first encountered. "Dirac's publications on quantum electrodynamics in 1927 completed the scheme of quantum mechanics. At the same time, they initiated a new field of research that soon wasto move to the forefront of theoretical physics" (Kragh, p. 127).<br/><br/> Soon after arriving in Göttingen in February 1927, Dirac "turned his attention to using field theory to understand what happens when light is scattered by an atom, normally visualized as being rather like a basketball bouncing off the hard rim of the basket. But, in the new field theory, things are not so straightforward. Dirac showed that, in the fleeting moment of a photon's scattering, it appears to pass through some strange, unobserved energy states. What makes these intermediate processes so odd is that they appear to flout the sacred law of conservation of energy. Although these subatomic 'virtual states' cannot be seen directly, experimenters were later able to detect their subtle influences on fundamental particles. <br/><br/> "Dirac's calculations also threw up a more troubling artifact. He found that his new theory kept generating bizarre predictions: for example, when he calculated the probability that a photon had been emitted after a given interval, the answer was not an ordinary number but was infinitely large. This made no sense. The probability that an atom would emit a photon must surely be a number between zero (no chance) and one (complete certainty), so it seemed obvious that the prediction of infinity was wrong. But Dirac chose to be pragmatic. 'This difficulty is not due to any fundamental mistake in the theory,' he wrote with more confidence than was warranted. The root of the problem, he speculated, was a simplistic assumption he had made in applying the theory; when he had identified his error and tweaked the theory, he implied, the problem would disappear. In the meantime, he dodged the difficulties using clever mathematical tricks, enabling him to use the theory to make sensible, finite predictions. But it would not be long before he saw that his optimism was misplaced: the lamb had caught its first sight of the wolf's tail" (Farmelo, p. 126). <br/><br/> This copy of the offprint of Dirac's paper is from the library of theoretical physicist Gregor Wentzel, who was also involved in the development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. In 1960 Wentzel described the effect of Dirac's two 1927 papers as follows: "Today the novelty and boldness of Dirac's approach to the radiation problem may be hard to appreciate . . . Dirac's explanation in terms of the quantized vector potential came as a revelation" (quoted in Kragh, p. 126). <br/><br/> G. Farmelo, <i>The Strangest Man</i>, 2009; H. Kragh, <i>Dirac: A Scientific Biography</i>, 1990; A. Pais, "Paul Dirac: Aspects of his life and work," in <i>Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work</i>, ed. P. Goddard, 1998, pp. 1-45.. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 114 (1927). 8vo (255 x 180 mm), pp. 710-728. Original printed wrappers, lower two-thirds of spine split, light soiling. Light toning but very good. From the library of physicist Gregor Wentzel (1898-1978), with his signature on the front wrapper

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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

      CARTERET EDITEUR 1927 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]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Scientia Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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"..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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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 post@antiquariat-schroeter.de an uns.

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter (Versand mit d]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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