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        Nos actes nous suivent. Two Volumes.

      Librairie Plon, Les Petits-Fils de Plon et Nourrit [1927], Paris - First edition, one of 15 on papier de Chine de tete copies, from a total issue of 400. Bound by H. BLANCHETIERE in full navy morocco, edges with gilt double fillets, panelled spines with gilt lettering, doublures with panels of pink moire surrounded by navy morocco with gilt fillets, guards also of pink moire, marbled inner leaves, a.e.g., slipcases. Original printed wrappers and backstrip bound in, fine - a beautiful set. Paul Bourget (1852-1935) was a novelist and critic of penetrating psychological analysis. His novels, which describe the life of the leisured classes, almost always deal with a dilemma of conscience and/or some sociological problem. The moralizing tone especially evident in his later writings may be attributed to his growing Roman Catholic and Royalist sympathies. Perhaps because of this tone, Bourget's criticism is often now valued more highly than his fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Le Morte D'Arthur Portfolio

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, printed at Edinburgh by Turnbull and Spears,, 1927. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, printed at Edinburgh by Turnbull and Spears,, 1927. Reproductions of Eleven Designs Omitted from the First Edition of Le Morte D'Arthur Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley and Published in MDCCCXCIII, also Those Made for the Covers of the Issue in Parts and a Facsimile Print of the Merlin Drawing. With a Foreword by Aymer Vallance and a Note on the Omitted Designs by Rainforth Armitage Walker. Tall quarto. Original limp vellum, brown calf backstrip, titles to spine and elaborate floral design by Beardsley to the upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved title, head and tail-pieces, initials, and 14 plates, one of which is tipped-in. A few minor spots and slightly rubbed areas to binding, light spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. This beautifully produced volume contains eleven previously unpublished designs by Beardsley for Le Morte D'Arthur (originally published in 1893), as well as the original designs for the covers of the issue in parts, a tipped-in print of the Merlin drawing, and critical notes. A lovely copy in superb condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        English Binding before 1500.

      - Cambridge U.P., 1927. 58pp. 55 plates. Cloth. Folio. * The Sandars Lecture for 1927. One of 500 copies only. The book is divided into two parts: Early bindings before 1300 and Gothic Bindings 1450-1500.

      [Bookseller: Knuf Rare Books ILAB/LILA]
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        To the Lighthouse

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards bumped, rubbed and marked. Spine darkened. Some browning within First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 320pp. Bookplate of Naomi Mitchison, with her signature and book ownership quotation on front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        L Atlantida. Poema premiat perla Diputacio de Barcelona en els Jochs Florals de 1887. Edicio del Cinquentenari publicada per iniciativa de la Real Academia de Buenas Letras y del Consistori dels Jochs Florals sots el Patronat de la Excelentisima Diputacio

      Estampa de la Casa Miquel Rius, Barcelona 1927 - holandesa tela bien conservada suite de grabados en rama, papel de hilo con barbas. .Provincial de Barcelona. Text catala original y versions castellana - francesa - italiana - portuguesa - provençal y llatina inedita. 379 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        The Exploits of a Race-Course Detective

      John Long, London 1927 - No date on the book but this is the first edition from 1927. Corners rubbed with slight fraying on the bottom corners and at top and bottom of the spine. Small surface stain in centre of front panel and another in the centre of the rear panel. Endpapers browned with a five digit number stamped on the front free endpaper and also on the rear free endpaper. Faint trace of about 10 dates written on rear pastedown suggesting that the book was in some sort of lending library but there are no other Library stamps. Slight tear at bottom of front hinge but the binding is fairly tight. Page edges browned but the pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. No jacket. First printing. From the collection of Peter Haining although there is nothing on the book to indicate this. Thin extract from George Locke catalogue laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raymond Tait]
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        Tableaux de Paris

      Paris, Editions Emile-Paul Freres., 1927. Tableaux de Paris. Editions Emile-Paul Freres. Paris. 1927. 4to. With 20 full page original graphics, either lithographs or etchings. Edition limited to 225 copies on velin de Rives. With 20 original prints by the leading artists of the 'Ecole de Paris': Bonnard, Segonzac, Foujita, Laurencin, Matisse, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Falke, Laborde, Marquet, Charles Martin, Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Vlaminck, and Henri de Waroquier. With and additional lithograph and an original signed drawing by Daragnes.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Treize Minutes

      Paris: Henry Parville (1927). 4to. 16pp - Paris: Henry Parville (1927). 4to. 16pp. A beautifully produced collection of thirteen poems by Lévis-Mano, with a tipped in portrait of the author by "Françoise Nicole" who also contributs a frontispiece drawing. The style of both illustrations is remarkably like that of Romaine Brooks, who was working in Paris at the same time. A quite uncommon and early work by one of the most important French publishers of the twentieth century. A very godo copy in ofiginal wrappers with label on cover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elysium Books]
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        The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

      George H. Doran Co. New York (1927) - First American Edition, First Issue (mustard cloth and red stamping), in Second Issue dustjacket (with reviews at rear panel). A collection of later Sherlock Holmes' adventures "as brilliant as ever, and their escapades even more thrilling". Very Good or better, hint of a stain to upper rear cover, corners a bit worn, some overall mild darkening to cloth, in Very Good dustjacket, few nicks and short closed tears, top rear flap corner with light stain, pink color at spine just lightly faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        The Analysis of Matter

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd.,, 1927. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine toned, tiny small puncture to cloth of spine, just a little light rubbing at extremities. Contents very fresh. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and dulled jacket with some small chips and short closed tears and a vertical and a horizontal crease from folding. First edition, first impression in the rare dust jacket. The Analysis of Matter was Russell's attempt to elucidate "the philosophical outcome of modern physics", particularly the implications of Einstein's relativity.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Building Plans and Hand Colored Elevation for Lewis S. Sweet on Howard St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June - July 1927. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 36". 3 sheets. Job #185. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Down the Fairway: The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, Jr

      New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1927. Signed Limited edition, preceding the first trade edition of what many collectors consider the greatest golf book of the 20th century. One of 300 numbered copies, signed by both Robert T. Jones and O.B. Keeler. Octavo, quarter vellum over green cloth. Spine titles in gilt, top edge gilt. In near fine condition showing only light rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very bright copy, rare in this condition. Jones left an enduring legacy of athletic prowess and exemplary personal characteristics. No one is likely to break his records of 13 U.S. and British national championships, and four in one year (he won the U.S. Open a total of four times, the U.S. Amateur five times, the British Open three times, and the British Amateur one time)… The Masters seems to have a secure place in the pantheon of golf; and the name Bobby Jones will continue to represent the highest standards of amateurism, sportsmanship and self-mastery" (ANB).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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. 1st Edition. Description: 288 p. 22 cm. Subjects: Jews --Commerce. Anti-Semitism - Sources. Translated by Capel Pownall "Very 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. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        La Liberté ou l'amour *

      Sagittaire/S.Kra, Paris (1927). - En feuilles, couverture imprimée rempliée. Rare exemplaire avec texte intégral, la plupart du tirage ayant été censuré de 44 pages sulfureuses, entre autres celle concernant le Club des buveurs de sperme.Santé ! Édition originale. L'un des 965 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives, après 35 Japon.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        To The Lighthouse

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1927 First edition, first printing. One of 3,000 copies. Publisher's bright blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy, with some minor wear to the extremities, light toning to the spine, spotting to the page edges and front endpapers, former owner's signature dated in the year of publication to the front pastedown, a few scattered spots to the otherwise bright and clean pages. A tight and presentable copy. Kirkpatrick A10a. Woolmer 154. To the Lighthouse takes place in three parts in three different time periods. The first section takes place before World War I in the afternoon and evening, while the second part covers a span of ten years, during which time WWI occurs and many of the previously introduced characters die. The final section takes place in the morning as the remaining characters come to terms with their losses, each of which were directly or indirectly related to the Great War. Through this sequence, Woolf skillfully creates a cohesive narrative that counteracts the traditional assumption that life after WWI was completely unrelated and detached from the antebellum period. Like many of Woolf's novels, the text is centered around philosophy and perception rather than action sequences and dialogue. To the Lighthouse remains one of the most acclaimed English language novels as well as one of both Virginia and Leonard's favorites. Additionally, To the Lighthouse is perhaps Woolf's most autobiographical novel, with the heads of the Ramsay family representing her own parents.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Passing Seasons

      London : Country Life . Good . 1927 . 1st . Original Boards . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        ROMANCE From the Drama By Edward Sheldon

      Readers Library, 1927. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; fair condition with acceptable dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: c-books.co.uk]
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        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 & Departing out of this World of Them All

      London: J. M. Dent, New York:: E.P. Dutton, 1927. Limited edition of 1600. The third (but first complete) edition. Photogravure frontispiece, 4 double page and 17 full page illustrations, 43 ornamental borders, 300 ornamental initials, headpieces, and other decorations in the text, and cover design, all by Aubrey Beardsley. Some of the illustrations were not included in the two earlier editions. 4to (11 3/4 x 9 inches), 538-pages. Original black cloth elaborately blocked in gilt to a design by Beardsley, in dustwrapper. Damp mark to extreme upper blank fore-corner of frontispiece. Some bumping and rubbing to headbands and some edge wear to boards, a few scuff marks to lower board and slight rubbing to gilt on spine but overall a bright attractive copy. The rare dustwrapper has loss especially at spine and edges and has been professionally laid-down. The volume contained in a custom made unlettered black drop-down box with a few marks to the base

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        ELMER GANTRY [signed by Lewis]

      NY, Harcourt Brace, 1927. First Edition. pp: (v), 432. First binding, with "C" on spine instead of "G", reading "Elmer Cantry." Bound in blue cloth, stamped orange. Light dusting to top edges of book and back panel of dust jacket. 7.5" x 5.25" Original Cloth. Very Good. Jacket condition: Very Good. Mounted on the title-page is a printed slip: "I am sorry that I am going abroad before there are completed copies of 'Elmer Gantry' to inscribe, and I am asking my publishers to send you this copy with my warmest greetings [signed in ink] Sinclair Lewis."

      [Bookseller: R Petrilla, Booksellers]
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        To the Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf

      New York Harcourt Brace & compan, 1927-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 1.0000 inches 7.8000 inches 5.3000 inches. Stated first printing. "I" under copyright on verso. Previous owners bookplate inside cover. Ownership signature and date in pen. No jacket. Slight lean to spine. Text clean. Binding solid. Some light rubbing to the edges and corners, but not severe. A touch of soiling to the front cover (above "to" in the title).

      [Bookseller: River Enterprises]
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        Essays in Petto

      Fortune Press, London - The uncommon signed/limited, circa early 1920s. #10 OF ONLY 70 COPIES SIGNED BY MONTAGUE SUMMERS AND PRINTED ON ENGLISH HANDMADE PAPER. Beige cloth over 1/ 4 vellum. Gilt-lettered vellum spine. A well-preserved, VG to VG+ copy. Octavo, 183 pgs. Deckled fore-edge and bottom edge. Crisp gravure frontispiece photograph of Summers by Vaughan A. Freeman. Reverend Summers was a major figure in the world of early 20th cent. occult literature. Author of Witchcraft and Demonology (1927), The Vampire: His Kith and Kin (1928) and The Werewolf (1933), he is probably best remembered for his seminal, 1st English language translation of Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th cent. Latin text on the hunting of witches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Oil!

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Lacking dust jacket. Good Condition. Exterior shows edge wear and surface wear, with fraying to cloth and wear to the side of the page block. Rubbing to stamping. Name of former owner and emboss on front free end paper. Text is unmarked, but pages have sporadic spotting and wear. A rare first printing.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Motion Picture Cameraman

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1927. Illustrated. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in yellow. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece, illustrations throughout the text. Cloth very slightly rubbed at the tips, a little spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with some chips and short splits and tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Author E. G. Lutz was an animator and cartoonist whose book Animated Cartoons: How They Are Made, Their Origin, and Development has been credited with inspiring the young Walt Disney. This illustrated volume covers all aspects of cinematography, including chapters on "lenses and images"; "studio and location"; "trick cinematography"; "the unusual in camera work"; "developing the negative", and "completing the film for the projector".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fine Clothes To The Jew [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1927]

      Knopf, New York, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. ASSOCIATION COPY of this scarce collection of poems: with previous owner's inscription 'Plunket Greene May 1927.' to front free endpaper. After careful research we believe this signature to be that of Irish born HARRY PLUNKET GREENE [1865-1936] a baritone singer renown for his formal concert and oratorio repertoire. He made a great contribution to British musical life also by writing and lecturing upon his art, and in the field of competitions and examinations. But he is perhaps better known for his classic book on fly fishing, 'Where The Bright Waters Meet'. CONTENTS: A Note on Blues. BLUES Hey!; Hard Luck; Misery; Suicide; Bad Man; Gypsy Man; Po' Boy Blues; Homesick Blues. RAILROAD AVENUE Railroad Avenue; Brass Spitoons; Ruby Brown; The New Cabaret Girl; Closing Time; Prize Fighter; Crap Game; B'allad of Gin Mary; Death of Do Dirty; Elevator Boy; Porter; Sport; Saturday Night.GLORY! HALLELUIAH! Judgment Day; Prayer Meeting; Feet o' Jesus; Prayer; Shout; Fire; Moan; Angels Wings; Sinner. BEALE STREET LOVE Beale Street; Love; Cora; Workin' Man; Bad Luck Card; Baby; Evil Woman; A Ruined Gal; Minnie Sings Her Blues; Dressed Up; Black Gal. FROM THE GEORGIA ROADS Sun Song; Magnolia Flowers; Mulatto; Red Silk Stockings; Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret; Song For a Dark Girl Mammy; Laughers. AND BLUES Lament Over Love; Gal's Cry For a Dying Lover; Young Gal’s Blues; Midwinter Blues; Listen Here Blues; Hard Daddy; Bound No’th blues; Ma Man; Hey! Hey! 'The first eight and the last nine poems in this book are written after the manner of the Negro folk-songs known as Blues. The blues, unlike the Spirituals, have a strict poetic pattern: one long line repeated and a third line to rhyme with the first two. Sometimes the second line in repetition is slightly changed and sometimes, but very seldom, it is omitted. The mood of the blues is almost always despondency, but when they are sung people laugh.' Book - in Very Good paper covered boards with a black cloth spine and paper title label- slight darkening to the patterned paper cover boards, slight rubbing to the extreme corners and slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some scattered browning and spotting as almost inevitable with this type of paper, light marking to the bottom of pages 34 & 35 NOT affecting the text, rough trimmed page edges which have been carelessly opened resulting in some slight loss to the bottom edge of the occasional page and page 89/90 missing a piece half an inch tall by one and a half inches wide from the bottom page edge, otherwise clean and tightly bound. Overall an interesting and attractive association copy of this scarce collection of poems. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 89 [94] rough trimmed pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 200 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 808006.. This book is lighter than the average upon which international charges are based and so will be sent Airmail as standard.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        The Life and Work of an English Landscape Architect: An Autobiography (signed)

      Privately printed. , 1927 . Hardback. . 4to blue cloth. With pictorial endpapers (Wooley Hall) and portrait frontispiece after Hubert Herkomer. 28 other pages of plates. Good+ hardback. Corners bumped and edgeworn. Spotting to front board. Book is lightly shaken and hinges tender. Inscribed by the author on verso of front free endpaper and also contains a typed letter signed by author to W Garnett Gibson of Windermere. 'WGG' has written a short critique of the book in pencil on prelim. "-it is very misleading and in many instances entirely erroneous-" Occasional other neat margin pencilled notes by WGG. An interesting copy of this scarce volume.

      [Bookseller: High Barn Books]
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        INVESTIGACION Y PROGRESO. AÑOS DEL I AL VI. 1927 A 1932.

      72 + 96 + 120 + 140 + 184 + 192 Paginas. Direccion De Hugo Obermaier, Madrid. - Los seis años estan agrupados en un volumen en encuadernacion pasta española (piel) de epoca. Hugo Obermaier su director publicó en esta revista las sintesis de los mejores trabajos cientificos del momento hechos en España y Alemania por sus propios autores: Vossler, Brandi, Garcia Bellido, Zubiri, Lippmann, Steindorf, Einstein, Zulueta, Weiss, .y asi todos. Cada año lleva un indice de autores [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        France and Belgium, 1915. Volumes I and II [together with] Map cases I and II. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. Military Operations. Signed by author to Earl Haig and Countess Haig

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some light fading to map cases with some abrasions. Minor spot on upper board of volume I. Inscription on half title. Minor creasing to several prelim pages of II First Edition Red/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xliii, 433pp; lii, 488pp + maps. Map case I - 13 maps; Map case II - 11 maps and a diagram. Volume III: [published 1927 with loose 8pp insert Addenda and Corrigenda to Volume I] Winter 1914-15: Battle of Neuve Chapelle: Battle of Ypres. Signed and inscribed 'To Field Marshall the Earl Haig from J. E. Edmonds 27 Sept' 27'. Volume IV: [published 1928 with loose 4pp Addenda and Corrigenda to Volume II] Battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert, and Loos. Signed and inscribed to 'The Countess Haig from J. E. Edmonds 8 October 1928. The Field Marshall approved of the book. See preface p. ix-x'.

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        REVISTA LITORAL. OCTUBRE, 1927. NUMEROS 5, 6, 7. (HOMENAJE A DON LUIS DE GÓNGORA)

      1927 - POESÍA. Editado en Málaga, Litoral, 1927. Cuarto Menor. Rústica. Cat. XVI. Portada, 60 pp. + láminas. Dibujos de Benjamín Palencia, Togores, Moreno Villa, Salvador Dalí, Uzelai y Gregorio Prieto.Reproducción en color de Pablo Picasso. Portada de Juan Gris. Buen estado general, alguna lámina con marcas de humedad. Firma anterior propietario. Publican: Alberti, Aleixandre,Altolaguirre, Bergamin, Buendia, Cernuda, Gerardo Diego, Eugeno Frutos, Federico G. Lorca, Pedro Garfias, Jorge Guillen, Larrea, Emilio Prados, Quiroga Pla, Romero y Murube y Adriano del Valle. Musica de Manuel de Falla.

      [Bookseller: Itziar Arranz Libros - Argileto]
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        In Our Time: Stories by Ernest Hemingway

      New York: Boni & Liverwright, 1927. First edition, stated Second Printing, March 1927. 1925 date at title page. Significantly less common than first printing of 1,335 printed. Black full cloth boards, gilt cover design and spine title w/embossed publishing insignia, lt. shelf wear. Intriguing geometric cover design. Pages fine. Beautiful facsimile of original second printing jacket protected in clear sleeve. Very attractive antique owner's bookplate at frt. endp. Near fine example in new dj. When In Our Time was first published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple, precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions. It earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein - considered the most promising American writers of the period. Contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three Day Blow," "The Battler," and "Big Two-Hearted River." This volume introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a sharp, lean prose -- enlivened by an aptitude for the every-day and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and clarity of heart. Recognized as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature and provides a key to Hemingway's later works. 215 pages. Insured post. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        Metropolis (Original UK Program for the 1927 film)

      London: Wardour Films / UFA, 1927. Original program for the London premiere of the film on March 21st, 1927 at the Marble Arch Pavilion, preceded in English by the US release earlier that month but with different title cards. Director Lang's expressionist masterpiece, based on the novel and written for the screen by then-wife von Harbou, one of the most enduring and influential films of the silent era.& & In addition to the normal synopsis, photos, and quotes from the actors, the program presents pieces on the film's groundbreaking special effects and camerawork, and, most interestingly, a side-by-side comparison of a portion of the film script with von Harbou's novel, published the previous year. Any original paper relating to "Metropolis" is scarce, with a recent post in Peter Harrington's The Cataloguer's Desk ranking this program among the most difficult items, they having only ever handled three. Needless to say, this is the only copy we have ever seen. & & Very Good plus in stapled wrappers. Owner stamp to the title page. Wrappers lightly creased horizontally and vertically, front wrapper lightly faded and rubbed, light foxing to the rear wrapper with tiny ink initials to the upper corner. & & Milligan, p. 109.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Ernest Hemingway"), to George Norton Northrop

      Hendaye, France, september 8, 1927. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. typed with 2 corrections in manuscript. Old folds. Letter is tipped-in at rear of later printing (1927) of The Sun Also Rises. Not in Selected Letters (ed. Baker). Provenance: by descent through the Northrop family . Hemingway writes to George Norton Northrop, former Headmaster of The Brearley School. Hemingway and Northrop had a mutual acquaintance in F. Scott Fitzgerald, who is referred to in the letter as "Scott." Reading in part, "I was very sorry not to have gotten your note enclosing Scott's card until it was too late to answer - When you come to Paris again you must let me know beforehand and dine with us - Please remember me to Scott when you write him. I owe him a letter and many other things -" Hemingway would have considered himself in debt to Fitzgerald for several reasons. In a letter dated April 1927 Fitzgerald had sent Hemingway a check for $100 to help him get by while we waited for income from Men Without Women. Fitzgerald had advised Hemingway on the opening chapter of The Sun Also Rises, published the previous year: "He showed the carbon copy of the Sun Also Rises to Scott Fitzgerald who now, in full sobriety, said it was an excellent book. But he recommended a number of internal cuts in the opening chapters. His arguments were so persuasive that Ernest resolved at once to lop off the first fifteen pages -" (Baker, Ernest Hemingway, p. 170). Fitzgerald had also persuaded his editor Maxwell Perkins to take The Torrents of Spring and The Sun Also Rises sight-unseen after Boni & Liveright had rejected Torrents. Hemingway wrote to Fitzgerald the following week, in a letter dated December 15, 1927, and belatedly thanks his friend for the loan of $100 and mentions his correspondence with Northrop, "I got your check cashed it like a son of a bitch without writing and never wrote - Please Scott forgive me for being such a turd about not writing or acknowledging the check. I had a note from Northrup [sic] in Santiago enclosing a card of yours - it came just as he was sailing. So I w[rote] him in Chicago -" A fine letter, documenting the period of earnest friendship and mutual support in the Hemingway-Fitzgerald relationship

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        PAINTED SHORES

      Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1927. Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1927.. Quarto. Contemporary tri-part green morocco and decorated boards (by the heir of Jean Stroobant), t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. Three plates. Minor rubbing at tips, some faint occasional foxing, otherwise a very good to near fine copy. First edition, deluxe issue. One of 22 numbered copies printed on Hollande van Gelder, from a total edition of 246 copies. The illustrations are after color watercolors by Francois Quelvée, with finishing by hand or pochoir. This deluxe issue is scarce. MINKOFF A5.

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        Ballad of a Brown Girl (Signed Limited Edition, with presentation inscription by the author to Henry Lee Moon of the NAACP, in 1936)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1927. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies printed by "Opportunity: The Journal of Negro Life," this being an unnumbered presentation copy INSCRIBED on the front flyleaf in 1936 by the author: "For Henry Moon / With best wishes / Countee Cullen / New York / Sept. 25, 36." Henry Lee Moon was an African-American journalist associated with the "Amsterdam News," and, later, "The Crisis." He also served as Public Relations Director for the NAACP in the 1930s.& & A single long poem by Cullen, illustrated in an art deco style throughout by Charles Cullen.& & Large octavo, paper-covered cloth boards with a paper spine label. Pages uncut. Very Good plus with some toning and edge wear to the paper spine label (though titling is completely intact), lacking the slipcase. A bright, attractive example.

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and pictorial designs to boards gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine faintly faded, ends and corners lightly rubbed, tanning to first and final leaf; an excellent copy in the very faintly dust-soiled jacket with slight rubbing to ends and corners including a small tear to two corners. First edition, first impression. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fine Clothes To The Jew [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1927]

      Knopf, New York 1927 - ASSOCIATION COPY of this scarce collection of poems: with previous owner's inscription 'Plunket Greene May 1927.' to front free endpaper. After careful research we believe this signature to be that of Irish born HARRY PLUNKET GREENE [1865-1936] a baritone singer renown for his formal concert and oratorio repertoire. He made a great contribution to British musical life also by writing and lecturing upon his art, and in the field of competitions and examinations. But he is perhaps better known for his classic book on fly fishing, 'Where The Bright Waters Meet'. CONTENTS: A Note on Blues. BLUES Hey!; Hard Luck; Misery; Suicide; Bad Man; Gypsy Man; Po' Boy Blues; Homesick Blues. RAILROAD AVENUE Railroad Avenue; Brass Spitoons; Ruby Brown; The New Cabaret Girl; Closing Time; Prize Fighter; Crap Game; B'allad of Gin Mary; Death of Do Dirty; Elevator Boy; Porter; Sport; Saturday Night.GLORY! HALLELUIAH! Judgment Day; Prayer Meeting; Feet o' Jesus; Prayer; Shout; Fire; Moan; Angels Wings; Sinner. BEALE STREET LOVE Beale Street; Love; Cora; Workin' Man; Bad Luck Card; Baby; Evil Woman; A Ruined Gal; Minnie Sings Her Blues; Dressed Up; Black Gal. FROM THE GEORGIA ROADS Sun Song; Magnolia Flowers; Mulatto; Red Silk Stockings; Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret; Song For a Dark Girl Mammy; Laughers. AND BLUES Lament Over Love; Gal's Cry For a Dying Lover; Young Gal’s Blues; Midwinter Blues; Listen Here Blues; Hard Daddy; Bound No’th blues; Ma Man; Hey! Hey! 'The first eight and the last nine poems in this book are written after the manner of the Negro folk-songs known as Blues. The blues, unlike the Spirituals, have a strict poetic pattern: one long line repeated and a third line to rhyme with the first two. Sometimes the second line in repetition is slightly changed and sometimes, but very seldom, it is omitted. The mood of the blues is almost always despondency, but when they are sung people laugh.' Book - in Very Good paper covered boards with a black cloth spine and paper title label- slight darkening to the patterned paper cover boards, slight rubbing to the extreme corners and slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some scattered browning and spotting as almost inevitable with this type of paper, light marking to the bottom of pages 34 & 35 NOT affecting the text, rough trimmed page edges which have been carelessly opened resulting in some slight loss to the bottom edge of the occasional page and page 89/90 missing a piece half an inch tall by one and a half inches wide from the bottom page edge, otherwise clean and tightly bound. Overall an interesting and attractive association copy of this scarce collection of poems. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 89 [94] rough trimmed pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 200 grams. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 808006. This book is lighter than the average upon which international charges are based and so will be sent Airmail as standard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        The Secret of Chimneys

      Bodley Head, London 1927, 1927. Mystery novel. Early Edition; the first was published in 1925. This is the first 'Popular Edition', in a reprint wrapper with attractive period artwork. Scarce. Publisher's grey cloth decorated and titled in black. Some minor wear and hanling, neat owner name. Jacket has been cropped and laid on backing paper; shows price label of 2/6 to spine. Any Bodley Head wrapper is rare; firsts of this vintage in jacket are virtually unheard of. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret. The first novel to feature Superintendent Battle and "Bundle" Brent. Wagstaff & Poole; A Christie Bibliography. See also Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV.

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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

      NY: Albert & Charles Boni 1927 - A very good first edition of this classic with front binding starting & decorated in green & black in a good first issue jacket with bright panels and loss at foot of spine just touching the "B" in Boni. Old tape on inside joints. Green jacket illustrated in black, purple & yellow. Rear has ad for The Cabala. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Wendler Books]
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        BIBLIOTECA BIO-BIBLIOGRÁFICA. Catálogo de una importante colección de libros y folletos españoles y extranjeros referentes a bibliografia, biografía, bibliología, bibliofilia, la imprenta y sus artes auxiliares, etc. Formada, catalogada y puesta en venta. Precedido de una introducción por el Marques de Villa-Urrutia

      Lib. Esp. y Extranjera, Madrid 1927 - 4º, anteportada grabada, 1 lámina con ex-libris grabado, 498 págs., viñetas. Ejemplar núm. 44 de una edición de 100 ejemplares en papel verjurado de hilo. Pasta española, tejuelo, nervios, hilos dorados. Corte tintado. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a Francisco Vindel. Buen ejemplar. Interesantísimo catálogo de una importante colección reunida por la constancia del gran librero y editor, formada por 3432 obras en 4602 volúmenes, que según anuncia la misma publicación no se vendía separadamente sino en conjunto. La obra constituye una fuente inmejorable de información bibliográfica. Bibliografía. Biografías. Historia del libro. Bibliofilia. Bibliography. Biographies. Book history. Bibliophilism.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Prigionieri e vulcani. Con scene dinamiche (tricromie) di Enrico Prampolini e intermezzi musicali di Franco Casavola.

      Casa Editoriale Vecchi 1927 Edizione originale con dedica autografa dell'A. Raccolta di sintesi teatrali con splendide ill. a colori di Prampolini e spartito musicale 'Preludio a Prigionieri' di Casavola. Cfr. Cammarota, Marinetti, 124: «raro». Esemplare in perfette condizioni. in 16° pp. 182, 1 c.b. finale, 1 c. patinata f.t. con fotoritratto dell'A., 4 cc. patinate f.t. con tricromia di Prampolini.

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        Svaner, der letter i Fiilsø.

      Originalt træsnit, trykt på japanpapir. Signeret "Johannes Larsen". Lysmål: 52x37,8 cm. Med brede margener. Indrammet i samtidig guldramme.. Rasmussen 170. Trykket blev fuldført i 1927 og er et af Johannes Larsens hovedværker inden for hans rige produktion af træsnit. Det store blad er en smuk demonstration af Johannes Larsens kunnen - samt en på én gang monumental og yndefuld kærlighedserklæring til dansk fugleliv

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        The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Volumes I & II, immaculate jacketed first editions in the very rare publisher's slipcase

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

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        Down the Fairway, The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones , Jr.

      Published by Minton, Balch & Company , New York 1927 - , 239 pages including chronology at rear, with 24 pages of black and white plates including frontispiece, SIGNED and DEDICATED by the authors - 'To our dear friend Charles Macfarlane with best wishes, Robert Jones Jr., O. B. Keeler' on front free endpaper First Edition , a little bumped at head and tail of spine and corners, spine and adjacent rear cover a little dampstained, gilt at spine darkened but front gilt bright, pages and plates clean, in good condition , quarter cream cloth with green cloth to sides, gilt titles to front and spine, gilt golf club cross to front Octavo Hardback SIGNED by both authors on front free endpaper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901: Dessins - Estampes - Affiches

      Henri Floury, Paris 1927 - Quarto. [4], 281, [3]pp. Contemporary 3/4 burgundy calf over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Original illustrated front wrap and spine bound in. Color frontispiece. First trade edition of this biographical and critical primary source on Toulouse-Lautrec, with an original etching ("Portrait de Monsieur X," opposite page 144), 45 full-page plates (12 in color with captioned tissue-guards) and 124 in-text illustrations. Maurice Joyant was Lautrec’s boyhood friend and their relationship deepened over the course of their lifetimes. In 1891, Joyant became chief purchaser and director of the famous Paris art gallery of Boussod, Valadon et Cie, where he organized the first retrospective of Lautrec’s work in 1893. In 1898 he staged a second exhibition, at the Goupil Gallery in London. Along with Italian printmaker Michele Manzi and art dealer Jean Boussod, Joyant formed a publishing house for original prints, including Lautrec. He was largely responsible for persuading Lautrec’s mother, the Comtesse Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec, to present her collection to the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec at Albi. Some age wear on binding with spine rubbed and creased, with moderate rubbing along edges. Half-title professionally repaired. Moderate age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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