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        THE OUTLAW OF TORN

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-298,. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Strip of light tanning to endpapers along gutter margins, a bright,. near fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket. (reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John on front panel) with. light wear at spine ends and corner tips, general soiling to spine. and rear panels, several very short closed tears, two at upper end of. spine panel, both with small internal tape mends, and two very faint,. partial blue horizontal lines along top and bottom edges of front and. rear panels (offset from an old jacket "protector") which are barely. noticeable externally. A nice copy of an uncommon book with a. colorful and attractive example of the very scarce jacket. (#111855). First edition, first printing. Total of 6000 copies printed. There were at least two printings, second so identified on verso of title leaf. Exploits of Norman of Torn, the greatest swordsman in England and leader of an outlaw band of more than one thousand men. Heins OT-1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        CARMEN. Revista Chica de Poesía Española. Núms. 1, 2, 3 - 4, 5 y 6-7 (completa). Junto con LOLA. Amiga y Suplemento de Carmen. Núms. 1, 2, 3-4, 5 y 6-7 (completa). Director: Gerardo Diego. Secretario-Administrador: Luis Alvarez Piñer. Depositario: Manuel de la Escalera.

      Gijón (aunque Carmen se imprime en Aldus, Santander, y Lola en Tip. de Rodrigo, Sigüenza) 1927 - 18x25 y 16x22.2. 7 números en 5 vols.: Carmen 16pp. cada núm.; Lola 8pp. c.n. Camisas originales; cada número en su sobre editorial, dirigido al torrelaveguense Gabino Teira, fundador de la Biblioteca Popular, y amigo de Diego. Fe de erratas encartada en el nº 5. Colaboraciones de Lorca, Alberti, Cernuda, Guillén, Larrea, Diego, Salinas, Villalón, Altolaguirre, Aleixandre, Quiroga Plá, Adriano del Valle, Max Aub, Emilio Prados, etc. (A la luz de la reciente redescubrimiento triunfal de la obra de Luis Alvarez Piñer, secretario de la revista, esperemos que su otro colaborador principal, el cineasta y escritor Manuel de la Escalera, consiga su merecida revindicación tras largos años de carcel y olvido.) Rarísima colección completa de esta, con Litoral, la mejor de las legendarias revistas del 27, y encima buenos ejemplares, con sus sobres editoriales. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        The Complete Works of Gaius Petronius

      London: Fanfrolico Press, 1927. First edition. Limited. Signed.. 4to. (12.5 x 9.5 inches). pp.viii + 151. 10 groups of 10 b/w plates, hors texte, each group preceded by page of titles. Half calf, gilt to spine, sunned. Marbled paper-covered boards. T.e.g. Others uncut. Number 186 of an edition limited to 650 copies, signed by Jack Lindsay. No foxing. Clean and tight. A near fine copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        The Complete Works of Gaius Petronius done into English by Jack Lindsay, with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay

      London: Fanfrolico Press. nd [1927]. Privately printed for subscribers only. 650 copies, numbered and signed by the translator. Large 4to. viii, 152pp, full-page plates by NL. Original half maroon vellum and marbled paper boards; the spine quite faded, extremities a little rubbed, foot of spine with a repaired chip. Internally clean. A good to very good copy. .

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        Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur. and in the End le Morte Darthur.

      London J.M. Dent 1927 - With Eleven Previously Unpublished Designs in Rare Dust Jacket BEARDSLEY, Aubrey, [illustrator]. MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All. With an introduction by Professor John Rhys. And a note on Aubrey Beardsley by Aymer Vallance. [London: J.M. Dent & Sons], 1927. Third edition. Limited to 1,600 copies. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 inches; 292 x 230 mm) . lv, 538 pp. With 365 designs by Beardsley, including twenty-two plates (six of which are double-page), decorative borders, initials, and chapter headings (the chapter heading on p. 368 previously unpublished). Original black cloth over beveled boards stamped in gilt on front cover and spine in a design by Beardsley. Top edge gilt, others uncut. In rare original pictorial dust jacket. Chemised and housed in a quarter morocco slipcase. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. An 8-inch closed tear through page 183, with the loss of about one letter. Jacket with some minor chips and small splits at jacket corners and a light amount of soiling. Overall a near fine copy of the book in the scarce dust jacket. This is the third and most complete edition of Beardsley's Le Morte Darthur, and includes eleven designs and ornaments that had been omitted from the previous editions. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 314 (describing the first edition). HBS 65160. $3,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine Clothes To the Jew

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1927 - 89 pages First edition, first printing. His second book of poetry which concentrated on Negro folk music. one of only 1,546 copies printed. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with a small (1/4") chip to the top of the front cover and a small (3/8") chip to the top of the back cover. Also there is a clear tape reinforcement to the top of the spine. A beautiful and rare copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Le Morte Darthur] THE BIRTH, LIFE, AND ACTS OF KING ARTHUR, OF HIS NOBLE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, THEIR MARVELLOUS ENQUESTS AND ADVENTURES, THE ACHIEVING OF THE SAN GREAL, AND IN THE END, LE MORTE DARTHUR WITH THE DOLOROUS DEATH AND DEPARTING OUT OF THIS WORLD OF THEM ALL.

      Dutton, (New York) 1927 - 4to. lv, 538p. Bound in black cloth over beveled boards with designs in gilt by Aubrey Beardsley on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley with 16 full-page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders (some repeated), 289 chapter headings (one additional heading omitted from previous editions), initial letters, and ornaments (many repeated). Lasner 22c. Very trifling wear to extremes, minor foxing around frontispiece. a bright and tight about fine copy Third Beardsley edition, American issue. Limited to 1600 copies [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monsieur de Bougrelon (with color etchings by Etienne-Adrien Drian)

      Paris: Les Editions d'Art Devambez, 1927 - A livre d'artiste with 16 color etchings (with aquatint) by Etienne-Adrien Drian, each in four states. From a total edition of 375 copies, this is ONE OF ONLY 20 NUMBERED COPIES BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED ON ANTIQUE JAPANESE PAPER, WITH THE ETCHINGS IN FOUR STATES AND A FULL-PAGE COLOR DRAWING SIGNED BY DRIAN. The masterful, haunting drawing depicts an ecstatic black man conducting music in the jungle, surrounded by monkeys and banana trees. 4to. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY CREUZEVAULT (signed) IN FULL MOROCCO, ARMS GILT ON BOTH COVERS. Henri Creuzevault (1905-1971) was one of the leading French binders of the 20th century. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps and backstrip bound in. A little very faint internal spotting, else fine and bright. (Note: the spotting, in this case, is due to the oxidation of iron particles in the paper. This kind of spotting does not damage the paper.) A beautiful book, inside and out. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Fiesta

      Jonathan Cape, London 1927 - 1st impression in publisher's original blue cloth which is generally clean with no tears though faded somewhat unevenly. The book is sound and square but has a moderate central spine crease. The endpapers have been replaced sympathetically. Internally no inscriptions. A better than reasonable copy. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: London Rare Books, PBFA]
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        Le Christ aux bras etroits. [Louis Gilbert binding].

      Paris Editions Eos MCMXVII (1927).Copy No. 90 of 100; from a total of 1040. - "Justification du tirage Il a ete tire de cet ouvrage: 50 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, numerotes de 1 a 50; 100 exemplaires sur papier d'Arches, numerotes 51 a 150 [this copy is # 90 from this d'Arches series]; 825 exemplaires sur velin pur fil Lafuma, numerotes de 151 a 975; 25 exemplaires sur Madagascar Lafuma, numerotes de 976 a 1000 et reserves a la Libraire H. Champion. Il a ete tire en outre: 40 exemplaires hors commerce numerotes en chiffres romains de I a XL." [Colophon]: Acheve d'imprimer le douze Juin Mil Neuf Cent Vingt-Sept sur les presses du maitre imprimeur R. Coulouma, a Argenteuil, H. Barthelemy etant directeur. Size of binding: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4", (100+) unumbered pages with text printed on one side only, headings printed in red; original paper card covers & spine bound in; front paper cover features a Y-shaped cross composed of the letters of title, this design is incorporated by Louis Gilbert onto the front cover of his binding. In a fine binding by Louis Gilbert with his gilt stamp on lower margin of front, inner leather turn-in. Bound in full, tan-gray crushed morocco, with author's name, horizontally at top, & title letters arranged vertically on spine & stamped in dark brown. Front panel features a carefully made black morocco leather inlay of each letter composing the title: LE CHRIST . in the "Y" form cross, mentioned above; single-line border along cover edges; turn-ins feature a 4-line, parallel border & a distinctly "art-deco" style of "embroidered" silk endpapers with "black-crossed" oval designs in black outline over a silver-gray, light pink or green-toned background; lined with a brown & green marbled paper & a second sheet of this, forming the second flyleaf. Sewn headbands; all edges gilt. Preserved in a sturdy, light blue, felt-lined slipcase, covered with a light green & tan marbled paper; front edged in brown morocco leather. Book and binding are in very fine condition; slipcase edges show slight rubbing, small, circular chip to paper on bottom edge of slipcase. The binding has a simple, but definite art-deco look. Louis Gilbert bindings are rare. [Description from an ealier French catalogue slip in this copy]: "Lacretelle (Jacques de). Le Christ aux bras etroits. Paris, Edit. Eos, 1927; pet. in-4o maroq. gris souris, dos sans nerfs, titre en lettres de maroq. noir sur premier plat, cadre inter., 4 fil. a froid, gardes de soie de fantaisie, doubles gardes, couv. et dos cons. (etui borde) (Louis Gilbert). Edition originale, tiree a 1040 exemplaires. Un des 100 ex. sur verge d'Arches, tres bien relie(French text). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fiesta

      Jonathan Cape, London 1927 - 400 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 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0236723. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MONSIEUR DE BOUGRELON

      Les Éditions d'Art DEVAMBEZ, Paris - 1927 - 143 pp. Avec 16 eaux - fortes originales en couleurs gravées par Drian. Edition limité à 282 exemplaires .- , celui - ci un des 75 exemplaires sur Hollande Van Gelder Zonen comprenant les eaux - fortes en 2 états , état en noir planche coupée et état définitif - Demi chagrin vert .Couverture originale conservée . Trés bon état . very fine Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Collection Book, Including Senators, Congressmen, Confederate Military Officers, Actors and Authors.

      No Publisher No Place [1927] - Interesting collection of mostly clipped signatures collection circa 1927 judging from inscription at front inside cover. Original blue felt-like fabric covers, illustrated title page. Collection of approximately fifty autographs including SUSAN B. ANTHONY, clipped from a letter to her cousin. Senators and Congressmen include: Lymon Trumbull, John Conness, John Alexander Logan (Union General), Lewis Cass, William Steele Holman, John Griffin Carlisle, John Turner Wait, Hamilton Fish, John Sherman, John Charles Black, Clarence Emir Allen, Henry Moore Teller, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (Texas Fame). MILITARY: William S. Rosencrans (Union General), William E. Chandler (Secretary of Navy), Gideon Welles [twice] (Secretary Navy), William Worth Belknap (impeached Secretary Navy and General), Robert B. Vance (Confederate Brigadier General), Joseph Eggleston Johnston (Confederate General), John Eaton, Jr (Colonel Colored Regiment), Major Octavius L. Pruden. OTHER NOTABLES: Carl Schurz (Famous German American), Nance O'Neil (Actress), Fritzi Scheff (Actress), Mary Livermore (Suffrage), Cyrus West Field (Financier), George William Curtis (Author), Robert Todd Lincoln (PresidentÕs Son), J. D. C. Atkins (Indian Affairs Office), Zachariah "Zach" Montgomery (Orator), Kate Douglas Wiggin. Very Good, fabric covers with wear, few loose pages. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Woodcock at Evening. A fine etching of the bird in flight, signed in the plate "W.J.S.", and in pencil "W.J. Schaldach" in lower right margin

      n.p., [1927] - A beautiful impression, with a rich tint, on soft cream wove paper, showing a woodcock in flight approaching a branch which rises vertically from the lower margin. This appeared in Schaldach's 1946 "Upland Gunning" (No. 15), and of it the artist writes: "This is my first etched subject. Drawn with a needle on a grounded plate.bitten in with nitric acid, fifty percent, in a few minutes and printed without further work. It is etching in its simplest form--the suggestion of a design without any of the elegance of which the medium is capable when carried to its limits". One Schaldach's earliest works on copper, and correspondingly scarce, it was preceded only by a few drypoints earlier in 1927, the year he was introduced to the intaglio printmaking media. Despite his disparaging comment, it has a good deal of austere elegance, and is a historic forerunner of his more detailed prints to come. AN IMPORTANT WORK One of an edition of 50. Image size 6-3/8 x 4-1/4 inches, with margins, overall size 10 x 7 inches. Faint hinge residue on verso, else fine. Ordeman, William J. Schaldach: Artist, Author, Sportsman, p. 27 et seq [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Deutsches Kunstgewerbe 1927. Mostra Internationale Delle Arti Decorative di Monza Sezione Germanica

      NP n/d - Oblong 8vo. 68pp. Original wraps illustrated with a reproduction of a weaving design by Ernst Böhm. Rare catalogue on German decorative art, exhibited at the 3rd International Exhibition of Decorative Arts which was held in Monza in 1927. The first two exhibitions took place in 1923 & 1925. Illustrated with 28 tipped-in b/w photographic reproductions of metal, porcelain, ceramics, pottery, weaving & glas art works as well as a few plates of furniture, toys, and a chessboard. Images depict works by artists such as Bruno Paul, F. A. Breuhaus und Rosskotten, Richard L. F. Schulz, Ludwig Gies, Max Läuger, Arnold Nechanski, Edwin Scharff, O. Douglas Hill u. A. Ehlers, Emil Lettrè, Max Esser, Herbert Zeitner, Städtische Kunstgewerbeschule (Burg Giebichenstein), Krischker (Werkstatt Raemisch), Ernst Böhm, Ludwig König, Alfred Kopka, Frau Marianne von Allesch, Vereinigte Staatsschulen Berlin, Ernst Barlach, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Josef Wackerle, Th. Winde, Max Krüger. 6 advertisement pages in rear. Includes articles by Bruno Paul and Alfred Kuhn and list of exhibitors in alphabetical order. Minor age wear and spotting on wraps. Sporadic foxing to margins throughout, rippling to some pages. Underlining of two words in black pen on page 14. Text in Italian and German. Overall good+ condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        1927 TYPED LETTER SIGNED [TLS] BY FAMED GERMAN CANTOR INTRODUCING THE YOUNG SOON TO BE RENOWN GERMAN RABBI AND EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER FREDERICK SOLOMON

      BERLIN GERMANY 1927 - On offer is an original typed letter signed [TLS] dated 1927 in German by Magnus Davidsohn, chief cantor of the Fasanenstrasse synagogue from its opening in 1912 until its closing by the Nazis in 1936 being a letter of introduction for Frederick Solomon, the German Expressionist artist/Rabbi. The letter begins by saying that Solomon has received a comprehensive and good-quality education as a choirmaster. "He owns a nobly and elegantly sounding baritone voice." Davidsohn, a trained opera singer, played the part of King Heinrich in Gustav Mahler's 1899 production of Lohengrin (see pp. 172-4 of Gustav Mahler Vienna: The Years of Challenge, by Henry-Louis de la Grange (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). After leaving Berlin in 1939, he helped found Belsize Square Synagogue in London. Davidsohn and his wife were close friends with the parents of Ernst vom Rath, whose assassination in Paris precipitated Kristallnacht . Directly after vom Rath's murder, Davidsohn and his wife visited the parents of vom Rath, who assured him that they did not blame the Jews of Germany (Anthony Grenville: 'Listening to Refugee Voices: The Association of Jewish Refugees Information and Research on the Refugees from Hitler in Britain', in Refugees from the Third Reich in Britain, Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, volume 4). Magnus Davidsohn's daughter, Ilse Stanley, saved hundreds of Jews from concentration camps, and was the author of the book The Unforgotten (Beacon Press, 1957), a memoir of Weimar Germany and the Nazi years. She was also featured on an episode of the American television program "This is Your Life", where she was reunited with her father. TLS, 1927, 1p. [German]. VG. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        Men Without Women

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a laid in postcard. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket with NO blurbs on the orange lines on the front panel has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with only light wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Darmstadter Pessach-Haggadah, Codex orientalis 8 der Landesbibliothek zu Darmstadt aus dem vierzehnten Jahrhundert. Herausgegeben und erlautert von Bruno Italiener unter mitwirkung von Aron Freimann, August L. Mayer und Adolf Schmidt .

      Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1927-1928 - mit einer Gesamtbibliographie der illustrierten Haggadah.; 2 volumes, Number 273 of 350 sets (335 in this binding); Textband. Mit 20 Bisher noch unveroffentlichten Abbildungen auf 16 Lichtdrucktafeln. quarto (27.5 cm. tall), [xii], 313, [3] pp., frontis., 16 plates + Tafelband. folio (34.5 cm. tall), half title with limitation notice followed by a full color facsimile of the 58 leaves including blanks and miniatures; both volumes have paper covered board sides with leather spines and corners with top edges gilt; the bindings are similar but stripes pattern on sides are of different colors and the spines have different decorations, as issued; slipcases not present, the text volume lightened at spine, the facsimile volume rubbed at extremities and with small spots of peeling at margins of sides, still a very good+ set. Photos available upon request.

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        Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien.

      Stockholm: Generalstabens Ltd. Anstalt, 1918 & 1927 - First edition. Small 4to & folio. 3 vols. (text/portfolio of maps). Original printed wrappers; pp. XII, 139 & IX, 548; 140 plates from photographs, maps and plans including many folding or double-page, 8 folding maps to portfolio; wrappers browned and slightly chipped on spine, else a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Anciens Tapis d'Orient Premier Volume publiés avec le concours du Musée Autrichien d'Art et d'Industrie sous la direction de Friedrich Sarre et Hermann Trenkwald Traduction de J. Lucien Herr

      Anton Schroll & Co. à Vienne Karl W. Hiersemann à Leipzig Editions Albert Lévy à Paris, Paris 1927 - br. couv. rig. toile verte 45x60cm. 11000gr. intro. 20pp. 59pl. ill. n&b. coul. intérieur très bon tampons d'institution avec annulé [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Val Polcevera e la Certosa di Rivarolo dal 1297 al 1801

      Marchese & Campora, Genova Certosa 1927 - in 8° - pp.506 - Cartonata editoriale - diffuse illustrazioni e piante,anche a piena pagine e ripiegate,nel testo e fuori - buona conservazione - leggermente allentato al dorso - Nel testo si conservano ritagli di giornali ed una lettera autografa dell'autore - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRIGIONIERI E VULCANI. Con scene dinamiche (tricromie) di Enrico Prampolini e intermezzi musicali di Franco Casavola.:

      Vecchi,, Milano 1927 - (Codice LN0759) In 16° 182 pp. Prima edizione. Cfr. Viazzi, p. 22; Falqui, 76; Gambetti-Vezzosi, 284. Dramma teatrale futurista di ambiente siciliano, con 4 pp. musicali e 4 tavole fuori testo a colori e argento, e copertina a colori di E. Prampolini. Brossura originale illustrata. Lievi segni del tempo. Allegata ampia recensione bibliografica. Buon e fresco volume. Disponibile foto. Euro 400 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Frauenakt. Tuschzeichnung.

      1927 1927 - 30 x 24 cm, Gerahmt *18.11.1895 Aarau, ?14.5.1941 Ascona (TI). Zeichner, Maler und Grafiker. Veristische und expressionistische Darstellungen von Randexistenzen der Gesellschaft.Bis zum Tod des Vaters 1907 mehrmaliger Wohnsitzwechsel zwischen Zürich und Genf; im gleichen Jahr Tod der beiden Schwestern an Tuberkulose. Die Mutter zieht mit Robert, der sich später in Anlehnung an Johannes den Täufer den Vornamen Johannes zulegt, nach Zürich. Schürch beginnt eine Lehre in einem grafischen Atelier. Schüler des Malers Ernst Otto Leuenberger in Zollikon. Arbeit als Plakatzeichner. 1914 Aktivdienst. Die Mutter sendet Zeichnungen Schürchs an Hodler, der ihnen rät, nach Genf zu ziehen. 1916 für zwei Monate an der Ecole des Beaux-Arts und an der Privatschule Eugène Gilliards. Schürch wird Hodlers Gehilfe. Lernt den Unternehmer Kurt Sponagel kennen, der fortan sein Mäzen und wichtigster Sammler wird; ab 1919 umfangreicher Briefwechsel. Vom Sommer 1920 bis Herbst 1921 in Choëx oberhalb Montheys im Wallis. Mit einem Stipendium der Armin-Honegger-Stiftung der Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft von Oktober 1921 bis in den Frühling 1922 mit der Mutter in Florenz, wo er Max Gubler und Max Hunziker begegnet; Kopien nach Masaccio und Memling. Die Fülle an Kunst und das städtische Leben in Florenz verwirren ihn. Zusammen mit der Mutter, die den Lebensunterhalt der beiden mit journalistischer und schriftstellerischer Tätigkeit verdient, Rückzug in ein kleines Chalet in Monti oberhalb Locarnos; für die nächsten zehn Jahre Existenz in grosser Armut und Isolation. 1932 gibt Schürch das Eremitenleben auf, löst sich von der Mutter und wohnt in Rebhäuschen in Minusio und Brione. Freundschaft mit Fritz Pauli und Ignaz Epper. 1934 zieht er nach Ascona und verkehrt in den Künstlerkreisen im Umfeld des Monte Verità. Ab 1937 wohnt er mit seiner Lebensgefährtin Erica Leutwyler in Ascona. 1939 Tod der Mutter. Im September wird er zum Hilfsdienst in der Leventina eingezogen, erkrankt und wird aus dem Dienst entlassen. 1940 verschlimmern sich seine gesundheitlichen Probleme, die ihn seit einem schweren Autounfall 1933 plagen. 1941 stirbt Schürch an offener Tuberkulose. Werkwürdigung: Der hochtalentierte Zeichner Schürch verarbeitet in der Zeit vor seinem Aufenthalt in Monti ein breites Spektrum an Vorbildern, von Mantegna, Rubens und Rembrandt über Puvis de Chavannes, Delacroix, Cézanne und Rodin bis zu Hodler und den Kubisten. Erst in der freiwilligen Isolation findet er zu seinem eigenen Stil. In meist kleinformatigen lavierten Feder- und Tuschpinselzeichnungen sowie Aquarellen und Gouachen notiert er ohne ästhetische Absicht mit höchster Intensität seine ihn bedrängenden Gesichte, denen er sich vorbehaltlos ausliefert. Sowohl quantitativ als auch qualitativ bilden diese «Spontanzeichnungen» (Peter F. Althaus), die zeit seines Lebens nie ausgestellt worden sind, den Schwerpunkt seines Werkes. Von Sponagel angekauft und von einem kleinen Publikum rezipiert wurden einzig detailliert ausgearbeitete Feder- und Bleistiftzeichnungen sowie Radierungen von Dirnen, Proletariern und Zirkusartisten. Die Protagonisten seiner pessimistischen Bildwelt erinnern an Figuren Dostojewskis, Käthe Kollwitz', Toulouse-Lautrecs und Heinrich Zilles und sind zusammen mit Selbstporträts, Dämonen, weiblichen Akten und Todesmotiven Ausdruck der Identifikation des Künstlers mit gesellschaftlichen Aussenseitern und an ihrer Existenz leidenden Menschen. Schürch hat durch seinen Rückzug aus der Gesellschaft, seine mystische Veranlagung und seine konsequente Ablehnung jedes künstlerischen Kompromisses selbst zu seinem Ruf als Outsider beigetragen, der ihm bis heute anhaftet. Die Zeichnungen und die weniger zahlreichen, düsteren Ölbilder lassen ihn, der immer wieder zusammen mit Epper und Pauli genannt wird, als einen verspäteten Expressionisten erscheinen, der veristische und neusachliche Stilelemente ebenso sicher verarbeitet wie er mit der Unmittelbarkeit der Surrealisten seine «visionär-grotesken» B

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        Now we are six

      Methuen & Co 1927 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION OF 200 numbered COPIES. This is the known as the Large Paper Edition printed in England. This book is SIGNED by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, and the pages are exceptionally clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful book SIGNED by both the author and illustrator. A wonderful gift copy. We buy Milne First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1927 - Quarto (217 × 172 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, top edge gilt. Binding very lightly rubbed at extremities, contents a little toned. An excellent copy. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 20 numbered copies on japon vellum signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Now We Are Six

      London Methuen, UK 1927 - A very scarce SIGNED A A Milne book and original presentation copy to Anne Darlington. SIGNED by both AA Milne (to the main title page) and by Anne Darlington (to the dedication page) where the book is officially dedicated to her by Milne: "To Anne Darlington now she is seven and because she is so speshal". Growing up, Christopher Robin had only three close friends. The first was his nanny. The second was a girl he had met that lived near Cotchford named Hannah. The third was Anne Darlington, who lived in London and was his closest friend for many years. Anne Darlington lived half a mile away in a flat in Beaufort Mansions. She was eight months older than Christopher and like him, without brothers or sisters. "So instead we had each other and we were as close and inseparable as it is possible for two children to be who live half a mile apart. It was a closeness that extended to my parents, for Anne was and remained to her death the Rosemary that I wasn't". (The Enchanted Places). Presented here in the finest style binding you will ever see and unique for this book. It is handbound in full burgundy goatskin with all edgepapers in 24kt gold gilt. It has a 24kt gold embossed, hand tooled image on the front board of Christopher Robin playing with a toy. The rear board is alomst identical, with the gilt border and a 24kt gold embossed, hand tooled image of Christopher Robin skipping along with Pooh. This book was hand bound using the original Methuen tools from the 1920s. Five raised spine bands, with 24kt gilt title and author name. This binding needs to be seen in the hand to be appreciated. Presented in a stunning clamshell fully ancased box which has velvet internal protection. A lovely 24kt gilt image to outer box completes the presentation. Please request to see more images! This is the eighth edition from 1934. The finest you will ever see and worthy of any serious collection. A major collector's piece. A wonderful original signed Milne book from the creator of Winnie The Pooh. The finest signed A A Milne autograph you will ever see and worthy of any serious A A Milne collection. Internally the book is wonderful. A major collector's piece. A very nice original A A Milne SIGNATURE. A surefired investment with full 100% authenticity. Original certificate / letter of authenticity included. BUY your genuine A A MILNE autographs from the leading experts in AA MILNE FIRST EDITION BOOKS AND SIGNED WINNIE THE POOH EDITIONS. Genuine hand signed A A MILNE autographs with 100% GENUINE AUTHENTICITY - RARE AND SIGNED. The number 1 stockist of quality A A Milne rare First Editions and leading A A Milne AUTOGRAPH STORE ON THE WEB. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Now We are Six

      Methuen, London 1927 - Limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 116, printed on handmade paper, signed by the author and illustrator. Illustrated with line drawings alongside verse. Bound in beige buckram spine, with salmon paper covered boards; printed paper label on front board. Some edges uncut. Corners very lightly bumped; endpapers tanning in a block; bookplate to front pastedown. Dust-jacket paper faded, with spine dark; lightly rubbed along edges; bumps and light wear at head and heel of spine; small tear continuing into surface abrasion front panel bottom edge; very light dust-soil. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co, [1927] - Large Paper edition, no. 107 of 200 numbered copies, signed by Milne and Shepard. Printed on hand made paper by Jarrold & Sons Ltd., Norwich. 4to. Illustrations by E.H. Shepard. 103, [1] pp. Half cloth and terracotta boards with printed paper label to upper cover, uncut. An extra label for the upper cover tipped in at the back. Some light foxing to label, 11 leaves with faint stains in margins (affecting one word in text). A handsome copy [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Now We Are Six. Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decoration to upper board gilt, pink pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookplate. Lightly rubbed at extremities, head of spine and top edges of boards faded, a little spotting to front endpapers. A very good copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with tanned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Signed by the illustrator Ernest H. Shepard on the title page. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      Methuen 1927 - First edition, deluxe issue in publisher's full green soft leather with gilt vignette of Christopher Robin and his fishing rod on the upper cover and an elaborately decorated spine. In original glassine and publisher's box. All edges are gilt and the silk page marker is present. A superb, fine copy, in a browned and worn glassine. The box is in very good condition indeed with small splits to a couple of corners. Endpapers and almost every page with line drawings by E.H. Shepard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Now We Are Six.

      NY: E.P. Dutton & Co 1927 - LARGE PAPER SIGNED LIMITED AMERICAN EDITION. 1 volume, illustrated my E. H. Shepard, limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Milne and Shepard of which this is copy #85. Publisher's original 1/2 pink cloth over blue pictorial paper boards, in NEAR FINE condition, with the original DJ, VG. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX - PUBLISHER'S DUMMY

      - MILNE,A.A. NOW WE ARE SIX. London: Methuen (1927). 8vo (5 x 7 3/4"), maroon colored gilt cloth, top edge gilt, Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw is VG with some soil and some fraying at top of spine and corner). This is a rare PUBLISHER'S DUMMY that contains 23 pages including headers for the preliminary pages and then text with illustrations by E.H. SHEPARD followed by blank pages. The contents page is partial, the Introduction has the header only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Juvenile] Now We Are Six.

      London Methuen (1927) - First edition. This famous collection of children’s verses, featuring Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, and his bear, is illustrated throughout with Ernest H. Shepard’s whimsical drawings. Signed at a later date on the title page by Shepard. Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Rivière in deep red morocco, with gilt ruled borders and spine in six compartments. Four little Pooh-Bears are stamped in gilt on the spine. Vignette in gold of Christopher Robin with his fishing pole stamped on the front cover. Original cloth wrappers bound-in. A.e.g. A lovely presentation of Milne’s classic, in immaculate condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Now We Are Six

      Methuen, London 1927 - First edition. Fine in an attractive and clean, near fine dustwrapper with very slight toning on the spine and a shallow sliver at the crown. A very nice copy of the third "Pooh" book. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Songs from Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen 1927 - Signed limited edition. One of 100 copies signed by Milne, Shepard, and Fraser-Simon. Illustrations by E. H. Shepard and music by H. Fraser-Simson. Original publisher's blue cloth-backed gray paper-covered boards, printed paper label to front cover. Light rubbing to cloth, covers toned with some fading and soiling, corners worns, else very good; internally very clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Now We Are Six

      Dutton, New York 1927 - 1927 1st American trade edition, following the signed/limited edition of 200 copies. IN THE UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Solidly VG, with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine, AND in a bright, crisp, VG+ dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine crown and at the top-edge of the front flap. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind. 12mo, 103 pgs. An attractive copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX. (DECORATIONS BY E. H. SHEPARD).

      Methuen & Co., London 1927 - First Edition in the original red cloth, gilt titles, rules and decorations, teg., pictorial endpapers decorated by E.H. Shepard, A fine copy in a very good or better first issue pictorial dustwrapper showing just a hint of tanning to the spine panel & minor wear at the tips. Small 8vo. 103 pp. A truly lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX.

      London Methuen 1927 - FIRST EDITION 1927, 8vo, original publisher's deep rose pink de luxe morocco, double ruled gilt border with floral ornament to corners and gilt vignette at centre to upper cover, gilt floral decoration, 5 gilt vignettes, gilt rules and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, illustrated pink endpapers, pages: x, (2), 103. Illustrated throughout by E.H. Shepard. Just very slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, a touch of fading to spine. No inscriptions, a near Fine wonderful tight clean copy. Lacking original box and now housed in a Fine sturdy custom-made clamshell box lined in deep pink velvet, covered in dark red cloth with gilt rules, title, author and publisher to spine. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Now We Are Six

      Methuen, London 1927 - Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering and vignette in pictorial dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Pictorial end papers and line drawings by E.H. Shepard. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which has a nearly invisible closed tear to the top edge of the spine. Superb copy and hard if not impossible to find in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Breese Books]
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        Now We Are Six. Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London, Methuen and Co., 1927. - First Edition in publisher's De Luxe binding of blue full morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spine, decorative gilt rule to boards with gilt-stamped illustration to centre of upper; all edges gilt, pink pictorial end papers. 8vo.; pp. 103. Neat small inscription to f.f.e.p. A fine copy held in a protective custom made blue cloth wallet. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Now We are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co 1927 - First deluxe edition, 8vo, (xii), 103, (1) pp. Illustrations throughout. Original Publisher’s limp blue morocco with gilt decoration, spine slightly sunned with faint rubbing to ends, a handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      - MILNE,A.A. NOW WE ARE SIX. London: Methuen (1927). 8vo, gilt cloth, top edge gilt, 103p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw slightly chipped at spine extrems and sl. darkened). 1st edition. Illustrated by E.H. SHEPARD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now We Are Six

      Methuen, London 1927 - Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering and vignette in pictorial dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Pictorial end papers and line drawings by E.H. Shepard. A fine copy in a good to VG dustwrapper which has a small tear to the top edge of the spine. Some foxing to end papers. Neat ownership inscription. Excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Breese Books]
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