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        RUTH SNYDER'S OWN TRUE STORY. Published Complete for the First Time Anywhere. Written by Herself in the Death Cell. 25¢

      [New York]:: King Features Syndicate,. (1927).. 11-1/4" x 8-1/2". 1st edition. 47, [1 (blank)] pp.. Orange pictorial paper wrappers, printed in white with b/w drawing of an incarcerated Snyder to center & facsimile signature to lower third.. Old repair to spine paper, as well as center of front wrapper. A. Good-plus copy of a truly rare, ephemeral item.. A very scarce first-hand account of life on Death Row, by the first woman ever executed by electrocution. Ruth Brown Synder and her lover, Judd Gray, were convicted, in 1927, of murdering Snyder's husband; after almost a year of appeals, both were put to death at Sing-Sing prison on January 12, 1928. This memoir was written by Snyder during her Death Row residency, using a typewriter given to her by the journalist Jack Lait, who was the only reporter to be granted an interview with Snyder, a close connection demonstrated herein, as Lait also writes the Preface to the work. The crime itself soon mushroomed into a national sensation, as well as assuming cause-celebre status for death-penalty opponents, with Synder being portrayed in the popular media as a victim of her passionate obsession with Judd [NB. While incarcerated, she received 107 proposals for marriage]. Lait, who would later use his Snyder interviews as a springboard to a hugely successful career in celebrity journalism, did much to inflame the public sympathy & interest with the publication of such statements like the following [quoted from the Preface]: "She bristles with courage, she has poise, assurance, no end of intelligence... she loves like fire and she hates like T.N.T. ... More power and good luck to her, guilty or not. It would be a waste and a shame to burn up such a woman ... for dramatic, poetic purposes, alone, I say --- VIVE LA RUTH!" Despite its tabloid appearance, and obvious 'rush to press' aura, the present work is a substantial first-person narrative, filled with pathos, self-awareness, and flashes of grim humor. This being said, we must acknowledge Lait looms in the background as a possible ghost writer, however, presuming Snyder was indeed the author, we cannot deny Lait's public assessment of her as intelligent, witty, and being possessed of "it". Ironically, this woman's execution led to the creation of one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th Century: her final seconds inelegantly caught on film by Tom Howard, reputedly a Chicago Tribune reporter. Howard clandestinely photographed the moment by use of a miniature camera strapped to his ankle. The next morning, the photograph blazoned across the front pages of the New York Daily News; to this date it is the only photograph of a person being electrocuted in such somber circumstances. Howard's camera now resides in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Unsurprisingly, the Snyder & Judd case inspired a number of fictional works, most notably (and literally) James M. Cain's great noir novel "Double Indemnity", which was later adapted to film by Billy Wilder. In many ways, however, Snyder's story served as archetype for the 20th Century's conception of the hard- boiled femme fatale, and Snyder's exploits can be seen influencing such later efforts as "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Body Heat", and "Chicago". Never re-published, the LoC on-line catalogue shows no copies. Not found in ABPC, nor via AmEx. Bookseller catalogues searched, and there were many, show no offerings. Institutionally, we find just 3 holdings: 2 via OCLC [Rochester & U Miami, OH] plus, via that old stalwart reference, the NUC- University of Oregon. A rare ephemeral item from the annals of True Crime, and uber-text from one of pop-culture's most enduring and influential 20th C. narratives. . Illustrated with 10 b/w images from photographs, including all the key players in the crime & trial.

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        La danse macabre *

      S. Kra, Paris 20.4.1927. - Broché 32 x 25, couverture pétrole illustrée rempliée, imprimée en trois teintes rehaussées d'or et d'argent, chiche ça fait riche. Décharge de papier collant sur garde. Séduisant et monumental illustré art déco, ayant disparu de la surface de la planète selon la pieuvre Internet, typique de cette époque où l'on osait sourire de tout, même de la mort. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 285 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 20 Japon Impérial avec suite et aquarelle et et 20 Hollande van Gelder, outre 46 divers papiers hors commerce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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..

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        Über den anschaulichen Inhalt der quantentheoretischen Kinematik und Mechanik

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Heisenberg?s Uncertainty Principle, one of the most significant discoveries in all of modern physics and ?one of the most famous and important aspects of quantum mechanics,? (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Since the moment of publication, the Uncertainty Principle marked the end to deterministic theories of physics and has played a critical role in any and all scientific theories or technologies that follow from quantum mechanics. In its simplest form, Heisenberg?s Uncertainty Principle, or quantum mechanical principle, states that it is not possible to simultaneously determine the position and momentum of a particle. Moreover, ?the more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice versa? (?Uber den anschaulichen,? 1927). This principle applies even to particles that are not interacting with other systems, in other words, that are NOT being "observed." Heisenberg?s discoveries punctured the firmly held belief that the universe and everything in it operates like clockwork. To predict the workings of the "clock," one needs to measure its qualities and parts at a specific point in time. Classical physics assumed that the precision of measuring is theoretically unlimited. But Heisenberg stated that since you could never with great certainty measure more than one property of a particle, you could only work with probability and mathematical formulations. This was ?the first paper in which the question of what is observable and what is not is quantitatively discussed in the context of quantum mechanics? (Pais, Niels Bohr?s Times, 304). The implications of Heisenberg?s efforts were extraordinary and in 1932 he received the Nobel Prize. CONDITION & DETAILS: Octavo. Volume 43 in full. Bound in contemporary full black cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Ex-libris stamp on front and rear of title page; no spine markings whatsoever. Very light edge wear to the boards, with the binding solid and tight. The interior is bright and clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec 1864-1901 Peintre Dessins - Estampes - Affiches by Maurice Joyant

      Floury Paris: Floury, 1926-1927. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri. 308 [1], 282 [1] pages. 26 x 22 cm. Deluxe edition: one of 121 of 175 & 131 of 200 on Japanese vellum with the four extra drypoint etchings. Volume 2 without the four original lithographs. 106 collotype and lithographed plates in two states, save for color pochoir plates monogramed or signed, including 21 in color and six hors-texte original drypoiint etchings, each in two states. [black and bistre]. Joyant, an intimate of the artist, wrote and worked extensively after Toulouse-Lautrec's death to enhance his memory, staging retrospectives, and aided in the creation of the Museum in his name. MONOD 1075. Raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, slight nicks to spine heads, original wrappers bound-in, marbled endpapers, Vol 2 back cover rehinged.

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        Elmer Gantry

      United States: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Clean text. Gently read. All 1st Printing points of issue present including 'C' for 'G' in Gantry on the spine lettering. Toning to the edges of the text. Light toning to the paste-downs and the end pages. Light wear to the edges of the boards and to the top and base of the spine. Blue boards / spine, gold lettering. Dustcover not price clipped. Light wear to the top and base of the spine, mild rubbing to the front flap crease, toning to the rear panel and flaps. New mylar cover. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        Les jeunes visiteurs *

      Mermod, Lausanne 10.1927. - Broché 26 x 20, couverture verte décorée rempliée. Traduit par Maurice Sachs, préfacé par lui-même et Jean Cocteau, cette oeuvre d'une fillette de 9 ans fut pré publiée dans la revue "Le roseau d'or". Il est pratiquement impensable d'en trouver un si bel exemplaire, d'une égale fraîcheur à sa prose, vu la fragilité du papier de recouvrure et celle du dos verdoyant, toujours plus ou moins insolé - même l'ombre le ferait pâlir.Le nôtre sur fragile Chine est, avec les 17 Japon, parmi la seule tranche de tirage annoncée avec les bois colorés par l'artiste; c'est ce que précise non seulement le colophon mais aussi le feuillet d'annonce de parution joint et monté en début de volume. Il nous semble néanmoins, après comparaison effectuée sous contrôle notarial, que ce fut le cas pour l'intégralité de l'édition.Exemplaires sur Hollande qui riment en sur demande Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, outre 17 Vieux Japon, 20 Auvergne et 200 Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Twilight Sleep

      D. Appleton and Company, New York,, 1927. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. Text a little toned, spine dull and rather faded but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "John from Edith May 1927". The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, an intimate of Wharton's. With two minor corrections to the text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Life

      New York: Boni and Liveright,, 1927. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground, black endpapers, top edge gilt over red, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and 23 plates. Facsimile signature in gold to front free endpaper. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Cloth lightly rubbed with a few small spots. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 650 numbered copies. This autobiography was completed only a few months before the dancer's tragic death in Nice.

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        The Bather, No. 2

      1927. () Fine. 22.2 X 24.9 CM (9 X 10 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, 43 / 100. In 2.25 CM (1 inch) brushed silver metal conservation frame with off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 45 X 46 CM (17.75 X 18 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. With Phillips' initials included in the top right of the image, the name and edition number in pencil to the bottom left below the image and his signature (also in pencil) below the image on the bottom right. Boulet MBL110. A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a young girl in a blue dress leaning on a tree and looking out over the water- an idyllic summer scene. 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. 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..

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        Study of female nude

      Pencil and sanguine crayon on paper measuring 10 9/16 by 8 inches. Initialled by Gill, and dated in the lower right 26 (altered from 27) April 1927. This is a side-profile of Gill's model in a partially prone position with her right knee drawn up underneath her torso. The drawing was likely done during Gill's protracted vacation stay at Salies-de-Béarn in the Pyrenees from the fall of 1926 through the spring of 1927. There, the Gill family shared a house with Elizabeth Bill, who was Gill's secretary and mistress during this period and who may have been the model for this drawing. Slight mat burn, two small pinholes in the upper corners, else fine.

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        The George Eumorfopoulos Collection: Catalogue of the Chinese Frescoes

      London: Ernst Benn, Ltd., 1927 - Elephant folio,46*33cm,wt:2.8kg,vii+22pp+50 tipped-in color plates. Limited to 560 copies, this being No. 211. Page edges uncut, printed on heavy-stock art paper. As a bonus, comes with "Some Buddhist Frescoes from China" by Perceval Yetts, published in The Burlington Magazine, September 1927, 4-page text plus 3 plates (7 images of Chinese frescoes), size:32*25cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1927

      John Wisden & Co. Ltd. 1927 - Sixty-fourth edition. Original hardback. Worm damage to edge of covers and front/back advertisements. Otherwise a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Lublin's bookplate tipped to facing page. Crack at gutter where letter is tipped in but generally a tight, clean copy. Very Good, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. First Trade Edition, with title page printed in green and black. Preceded by the "preliminary issue" of 21 copies and the London edition by just a few days. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes, this copy with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the author on his New Jersey letterhead tipped to the first blank. In full: "My dear Mr. Lublin Many thanks for your cordial words about the Bridge. I hope you will not be disappointed in the works that will follow it. Sincerely yours Thornton Wilder Jan 19 1928."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        An Elucidation. Printed in Transition

      Paris: Transition, April, 1927. 8 page pamphlet, staple-bound. Original yellow wrappers printed in black. Housed in a custom artist's solander case. Wrappers tanned and very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First separate edition, offprinted from the Transition literary magazine. Presentation copy inscribed by Stein on the verso of the upper wrapper, "To Jamie Sabartes from Gertrude Stein". Sabartes was a poet and the friend and long-time assistant of Pablo Picasso. Stein's poem "An Elucidation" was originally printed in the first issue of Transition, which "while containing the correct words, presented them in the wrong order (through an inadvertence in the printing establishment)"(editor Elliot Paul's introduction to the present). This offprint was included as a supplement loosely inserted in the first issue to correct the mistake and is now rare, particularly so inscribed.

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      Boni & Liveright 1927 - First Edition, First Printing published 1927 with NO indication of later printings. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the edges with NO tears or pieces missing. This First Issue dustjacket has the printed price of $2.50 present on the front flap. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, with no leans and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase to protect the book. We buy Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Complete Works of John Galsworthy Grove Edition

      - London - William Heinemann, 1927 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Complete Works of John Galsworthy, Grove Edition, including The Forsyte Saga, twenty-two volumes. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Complete in 22 Volumes. Includes: Caravan Volumes I to III: A Stoic, The Apple Tree, and The First and the Last. The Forsyte Saga Volumes I to III: The Man of Property, Indian Summer of a Forsyte and In Chancery, and Awakening and To Let. A Modern Comedy Volumes I to III: The White Monkey and A Silent Wooing, The Silver Spoon and Passers By, and Swan Song. Also Saint's Progress, Villa Rubein, The Burning Spear, The Inn of Tranquillity and Verse New & Old, Satires and A Commentary, On Forsyte 'Change, The Island Pharisees, The Country House, Fraternity, The Patrician, The Dark Flower, The Freelands, and Beyond. All volumes of The Forsyte Saga and A Modern Comedy include a fold-out Forsyte family tree. John Galsworthy (18671933) was a novelist and playwright, whose place in the history of English literature rests on the vast social chronicle comprising his three trilogies, The Forsyte Saga (1922), A Modern Comedy (1929) and End of the Chapter (1935). He returned to the Forsyte family in 1918 with a short story Indian Summer of a Forsyte. A chance remark by his god-daughter, Dorothy Ivens, on reading the story led to In Chancery (1920), which concludes at a clearly defined point of change with the funeral of Queen Victoria. To Let (1921), set in 1920, is placed precisely in the contemporary historical moment, and written in a more impressionist style, capturing the post-war atmosphere of restless gaiety, with its undercurrent of nihilism. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping, and some slight marks to the boards. The Man of Property has a split on the tail of the spine which has been repaired. Internally the pages are bright and clean. The First and the Last has some spotting to the first and last couple of pages, and Fraternity has very occasional spots. There is a small signature in ink on the front free endpaper of Swan Song and a small ink mark to the rear free end paper of Volume 19. There is some slight damage to the exposed edge of the fold-out family tree in Volume 13. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        Fine Clothes to the Jew

      Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. New York, 1927. First edition. A near fine copy with some tanning to top edge and a small tear to front free endpaper (now archivally repaired). In a very good jacket, somewhat faded, with fraying to top and bottom of spine, now archivally rebacked with Japanese paper. Some small holes to top inner edges of jacket, possibly insect damage. A very nice copy of Hughes' scarce second book. Pages uncut. . Fine. 1927. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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      Published by Sampson Low, 1927 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Good condition with no wrapper. Blue decorative paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay showing Rupert climbing into a copper. Blue cloth spine. Two-tone illustrations throughout. This is the 3rd in the series of 6. Rear cover has first three books listed. Cr 4to. Rear cover is dampstained. 1 corner of front cover is dampstained. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers. A few minor closed tears to page margins (neatly repaired). A couple of grubby marks to page margins. Some light water-colour to first illustration. [S]

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        Catalogue Des Livres De F.-L. Schmied Exposes En Mars 1927 Chez Arnold Seligmann Rey And Co. Suivi Du Catalogue General Des Livres De F.-L. Schmied Imprimes Et Sous Presses Au 28 Fevrier 1927

      Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1927. First edition. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 101 pages. 30 1/2 x 23 1/2 cm. Forty-two plates with tissue guards reproduce Schmied's original compositions with accompanying text and a bibliographic chronicle of his work . This work created for exhibition at Arnold Seligmann Rey & Co. in New York, and with an essay by J.C. Mardus. Introduction presents a letter to Schmied from Louis Barthou of the Academie Francaise. Limited edition, one of 300 copies. Wear to backstrip, light dust soiling to covers.

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        Building Plans and Elevation for James H. Hjul for Building on Corner of 15th St. and Potrero Ave.,San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1927 - February 1928. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 54". 10 sheets. Job #180. Current address likely 198, 200 or 201 Potrero. 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.

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        Les huit renommées *

      A.Delpeuch, Paris 1927. - Broché 27 x 20, couverture imprimée rempliée. Au Japon. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 270 exemplaires réimposés et numérotés sur Marais, outre 10 Japon à la forme et 20 impériaux, puis 20 hors commerce lettrés sur divers papiers.

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        La Légion étrangère au Maroc. [Préface d'André Maurois. Portrait par Vassili Choukhaeff.]

      Paris: Marcelle Lesage, 1927. Livre. Illus. by Vassili Choukhaieff. Bon. broché. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Edition originale. In-8. Paris, Marcelle Lesage, 1927. 23 x 17 cm, in-8, 229 (4) pp. - portrait de l'auteur par Vassili Choukhaieff [Vasili Shukhaev] en frontispice, broché sous couverture crème rempliée, imprimée et illustrée. Edition originale. L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête sur vélin de Rives, premier papier avant 1900 sur vélin bibliophile (n° 63), enrichi d'un très bel ENVOI autographe signé de l'auteur à Monique et Hubert Reveilhac. L'envoi, daté du 30 juin 1939 et situé à Meknès (Maroc), est suivi d'une longue citation de Lao Tseu sur la vertu, toujours de la main de Zinovi Pechkoff. Tout comme Pechkoff, le dédicataire de l'envoi, Hubert Reveilhac, qui prendra alors le nom de Dumesnil, rejoindra la France libre de de Gaulle quelques mois plus tard. Doit-on présenter Zinovi Pechkoff [Zinovy Peshkov] (1884-1966), homme au destin exceptionnel, fils adoptif et secrétaire de Maxime Gorki, mutilé pendant la première guerre mondiale, multi-médaillé, diplomate, polyglotte, globe-trotter, résistant, futur général... ? Très rare en grand papier et avec envoi. Petites rousseurs - bien normales pour un exemplaire qui a tant voyagé - en couverture et aux 8 premiers feuillets..

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        LITORAL. Abril, 1927. Número Cuatro. Bajo la dirección de Emilio Prados y Manuel Altolaguirre.

      - Málaga, Imprenta Sur, 1927, 25,5 x 16 cm., 30 págs. incluso portada y 4 dibujos a toda página de Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, dos de ellos plegados + 1 h. (Conserva la sobrecubierta original en cartulina azul con el color algo desvaído. Magnífica edición en papel de hilo y de corta tirada. Sumario: Poema, por Jorge Guillén. Los Escándalos, por Antonio Espina. Poesías, por Manuel Altolaguirre. Trópico, por Alfonso Reyes. Notas en un club de natación, por José Mª de Cossío. Dos cabezas, por José Mª Hinojosa. Piloto observador, por Adriano del Valle. Columpio, por Rogelio Buendía). POESÍAS

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        Evening Flight

      1927. Drypoint. Signed in pencil. 21 in an edition of 70. Image measures 7.75 x 9.75". Sheet measures 11 x 13". This scarce etching shows a group of birds flying above a peaceful New England lake. In the foreground, a bird skims along the surface of the water with its wings outstretched. Above, several more birds glide through the evening air, its dimming haze beautifully depicted with cross-hatching. The shadowy trees and grasses reflected in the water indicate the setting of the sun. The print bright impression in excellent condition with full margins and no chips or tears. Frank W. Benson (1862--1951) was an American Impressionist and Realist artist known best for his work in painting, watercolor, and etching. He got his start as a portrait and mural artist for the Library of Congress and found success as a painter of Academic Realist portraits. Around the turn of the century, his summers in New Hampshire inspired him to take an interest in plein-air Impressionism, with a particular interest in the capture of light and natural surroundings. Yet it is perhaps for his etchings of wildlife for which Benson is most famous, and in particular his etchings of wild fowl, which won him both critical and popular acclaim as well as a place in art history as one of the foremost printmakers of the 20th century. This beautiful image of birds is a hard-to-find example of Benson's prized work.

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        Rhapsody - A Dream Novel - 1st US Edition

      New York: Simon and Schuster. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1927. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A handsome First English edition, published in the same year as the original German publication of "Traumnovelle", prior to the UK edition in the following year. Near Fine, original floth in a Very Good, bright dust-jacket, little worming mid-spine and chipping to crown. "Alder" for "Adler" misprint on page 153. Rather scarce in the dust-wrapper; "Dreams are not merely dreams, and reality is never entirely true". Schnitzler's exploration of the borderland between illusion and reality. Translated by Otto P. Schinnerer. Basis for Stanley Kubrick's motion picture "Eyes Wide Shut" starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise .

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        Mr. U. *

      Aux Éditions des Cahiers Libres, Paris 28.5.1927. - Broché, couverture rempliée, imprimée sur papier pistache glacé - pour qu'à la lecture les bouffées de chaleur n'empêchent point que l'ouvrage en mains soit rafraîchissant l'été. Petit livre des plus savoureux, tant au niveau du texte flirtant avec le fantastique qu'à celui de la présentation, d'une élégante mise en page, à la fois sobre et audacieuse.Bel exemplaire de tête, plus encore japonisant. Volume ordinaire sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 30 exemplaires de tête judicieusement numérotés sur Japon, avant 480 Normandy et quelques hors commerce.

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        Wilhelm Dilichs Landtafeln hessischer Ämter zwischen Rhein und Weser. Nach den Originalen der Landesbibliothek in Kassel, im Staatsarchiv zu Marburg und im Landgräflichen Archiv zu Philippsruhe. Herausgeber: Edmund E. Stengel

      Marburg, Elwert 1927. 42 x 54 cm. 30 Seiten mit 16 Textabbildungen und 24 (3 doppelblattgroß) Tafeln, davon 16 farbig. Festeinband, Leineneinband, auf Vorderdeckel ovales Leder-Titelschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel - NDB III, 718 - Faksimile der unvollendet gebliebenen kartographischen Aufnahme von Hessen, besonders wertvoll durch die Darstellung der im 30jährigen Krieg zerstörten Burgen (vgl. Thieme / Becker IX, 289) - Marburger Studien zur älteren deutschen Geschichte 1, 5 -

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

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        Bonnard *

      H. Floury, Paris 1.8.1927. - Broché 27 x 21, couverture tricolore illustrée rempliée. Ex-libris, légères décharges de papier collant sur garde. Bonne monographie, copieusement et soigneusement illustrée, sur ce peintre qui nous a tant touché, par le foisonnement de vie qui traverse ses compositions. L'iconographie, riche et diversifiée, bénéficie de reproductions soignés, phototypie et procédés Jacomet Notre exemplaire, provenant de la bibliothèque de Pierre Cailler, comporte son ex-libris et, en sus des deux pointes sèches annoncées et de l'état avant avant la lettre du dessin de couverture réservés au tirage de luxe, un portrait anonyme de l'artiste à l'eau-forte, sur un autre papier que les estampes pré citées, monté en début.Bel ouvrage ainsi personnalisé & exceptionnellement truffé.De la peinture en plein air. Édition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon impérial, avec une gravure supplémentaire.

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      Med text af Professor Einar Lönnberg. Stockholm: Förlaget Svenska Fåglar, 1927-29. Andra upplagan. Numrerad utgåva för namngiven ägare, den s.k. Heidenstamsutgåvan med Verner von Heidenstams egenhändiga namnteckning på extrablad. 9, (5), 3-295; 9, (2), 296-546; 16, 547-902 s + planscher. 39x30 cm. 3 volymer inbundna i förlagets dekorerade skinnband med marmorerat helt snitt och ryggdekor. Något nötta pärmar med lätt blekta och fläckiga ryggar, del II med mindre skada vid ryggfoten. Illustrerade med totalt 364 (146; 109; 109) helsides litograferade färgplanscher av svenska fåglar. Även fotoillustrerade i svartvitt i texten

      [Bookseller: Ryös Antikvariat]
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        An Appeal to the Conscience of the Civilized World.

      The pamphlet is 15 pages long (31cm tall), and has a number of illustrations.[Fair condition. Several of the pages, including the covers, are detached. The covers are dusty and chipped. Rare.  Only four copies located in OCLC. (This is H.L. Mencken's copy, with his stamp on the back of the title page, a gift at one time to the U.S. Library of Congress made in 1927.)This truly is an appeal "to the world" for there to be an understanding about what was happening to Black People in the United States in 1920--and this appeal wasn't about unequal access to education or jobs or Jim Crow laws or any of the social assaults made on those people; it was more basic than that. It was a statement of how thousands of blacks were being lynched, and murdered, and burned.  The appeal was extremely basic--to let it be known that these horrors were being committed against a class of people with little capacity to defend itself legally.It is a roll call of terror, listing "barbarous" practices against "colored Americans", citing 84  persons "murdered or 'lnyched' .The pamphlet publishes in full an infamous photograph of the burning of William Brown, of Omaha, Nebraska (September 28, 1919)--a photo seen as too horrendous to be printed in full, showing the charred remains of Mr. Brown.  (When the Chicago Tribune ran the picture it cropped out the burned body, saying it was "too horrendous" for publication.) This evidently was the first photograph of a lynching/burning in progress--the photographer asked the crowd to allow him to make the image, and then the murderers and accomplices got back to business, stoking the fire to consume what was left of Brown's body.Thge extraordinary headline is an example of other presented by the NAACP--this one extraordinarily announcing the planned burning of an African American, and also how many people would probably attend.It was a very bleak record, an enormous stain on the country, to be presented with information like this, a horror.  But lynching continued for years to come (with 5,000 more lynchings from 1921 to 1931), and the first federal anti-lynching legislation did not appear for another 15 years. (Mr. Mencken spoke at the Van Nuys hearings in 1935, and said that he knew of no civilized person in favor of lynching, and that the legislation was needed whether it was a "good" law or not.  He took a strong anti-lynching stand at the Baltimore Sun, and kept it up for years--an unpopular thing to do at the time, though Mencken had the courage to pursue it.)

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      London: T.Fisher Unwin Limited. (Ernest Benn Limited), 1927.. Full-Leather. Used Good./None. Book in full Tan coloured Leather with a Celtic Design on front cover and Spine edge. Some shelf rubbing to edges and corners, crack approx 1" top of spine, , tiny chips bottom of spine edge and slight cracking down spine edges. A little cracking on front inner hinge. No signatures or names, light brown end papers. Preface by w.b.Yeats dated January 1927. Preface to the Seventh Edition by W. B. Yeats dated 1912. The Countess Cathleen is dedicated to Maud Gonne. 323pp in Decorative Leather, a rare find .

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      Zwickledt-Wernstein, 9. IV. 1927. - 4to. ½ p. To the editors of the "Schärdinger Wochenblatt", thanking for an article about his 50th birthday: "Es hat mich sehr gefreut, daß nicht nur die Zeitungen von fernher sondern auch das Schärdinger-Wochenblatt dieses Datums gedacht hat [.]". - Slightly foxed.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Elmer Gantry (First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927. First edition, first issue with "Gantry" spelled "Cantry" on the spine of the book. Near Fine in a bright, strong Very Good plus, unrestored dust jacket with a few tiny chips at the extremities. An attractive copy of a notable novel about a corrupt Southern evangelist, memorably filmed in 1960 with Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones, who both won Oscars, as did the screenplay by Richard Brooks.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Werkkunst Berlin 1927

      NP ca. 1927 - Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated (24pp). Stapled printed wraps, as issued. Rare exhibition catalogue of the "Erste Frühjahrsschau für angewndte Kunst" which was held in Berlin in 1927. Illustrated with 10 tipped-in b/w photographic reproductions of metal, ceramic, glas, wood, weaving, and ivory art works. "Erste Frühjahrsschau für angewandte Kunst in Berlin zeigt Musterarbeiten aus verschiedenen Materialgruppen, vorwiegend Einzelstücke.Angestrebt wird, den Begriff und das Unterscheiden von gut und schlecht in Material, Form, Farbe und Ausführung weiten Kreisen näher zu bringen, dadurch Produktion und Absatz wertvoller Dinge zu steigern, wertloses zurückzudrängen. Vertreten sind Einzelarbeiten aus Keramik, Glas, Metall, Holz, Weberei und verwandten Materialgruppen." Photographs show art work by Prof. L. Gies, O. Douglas Hill & A. Ehlers, Prof. E. Scharff, Prof. C. O. Czeschka, E. Lettrè, W. Raemisch, Prof. M. Läuger, Werkstätten der Stadt Halle (Kunstgewerbeschule Burg Giebichenstein), and Prof. Th. A. Winde. Minor creasing, sunning and staining on wraps. Small stain on margins of bottom and fore edge of first 5 pages. Text in German. Overall very good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nikiforos Fokas (In Greek)

      Athena: 1927. First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. In good condition, with the signatures originally bound, but lacking the spine. A very rare, early work by Kazantzakis. A precursor to the author's work "The Last Temptation." "The play Nikifóros Fokss, written in first draft in 1915, shows Kazantzakis assimilating Christian materials to a basically aesthetic philosophy in order to develop a "metachristian" world-view that treats our futile presence on earth. This metachristian view replaces the Christian assurance that happiness comes from the observance of certain precepts of behavior that lead to the reward of heavenly bliss; it holds, instead, that one may achieve happiness-indeed "salvation"-by contemplating the spectacle of life's unfolding phenomena.... The major theological change is the denial of an afterlife. Kazantzakis's Nikiforos gains a sense that death is final. What he must avoid is the panic that such a realization causes in weaker souls. The key scene in which the transformation of the legend occurs is a dream-vision in which Fokas is visited by Christ and, in dialogue with him, begins to formulate his new world-view." (Peter Bien)

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Magic Mountain

      New York: Alfred A. Knoph, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. Signed. First English translation. Limited to 200 copies and signed by author. Very solid, square copy with clean interior. Mild wear to edges and light soiling. All DJs are archival mylar protected. Selling books since 1980 and online since 1999.

      [Bookseller: The Bookworm]
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        Archaic Chinese Jades__Collected in China by A.W. Bahr__Now in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

      Privately Printed. Hardcover. green boards black cloth spine gilt lettering and decoration 51 pp 36 plates of which 3 are colored inscribed by the author on a front endpaper a very good copy. . Good. 1927.

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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      London: by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1927. Small octavo. Original marbled paper over boards, title label to front board. Corners and ends very lightly rubbed, spine a little tanned, partial toning to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Trevelyan's play about Cheiron, the immortal centaur who tutored most of the heroes of ancient Greece including Achilles, Odysseus, Perseus, Theseus and Hercules. One of 300 copies. Inscribed by Trevelyan to his Bloomsbury group friend Irene Cooper Willis on the first blank, "Irene, from Bob, Feb 1928". Cheiron was in fact published March 1928, making this a prepublication presentation copy. Willis was a close friend of Trevelyan and received inscribed copies of most of the poet's books. As well as being an author in her own right, she was notably the literary executrix of Thomas Hardy, and also the friend and executrix of Vernon Lee [pseud. of the Florence-based aesthete author Violet Paget: 1856-1935]. Willis had connections to the whole Trevelyan clan: R. C. Trevelyan's younger brother the historian George Macaulay Trevelyan (to whom this book is dedicated) was involved in the founding of the British Institute of Florence, to which Willis bequeathed Vernon Lee's substantial library; and Willis also sat with Trevelyan's older brother Charles Philips Trevelyan on the executive committee of the Union of Democratic Control (the left-wing political group dissenting against British policy during the First World War), of which R. C. Trevelyan was also a member.

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      Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1927 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Third title of six in the Rupert Little Bear series. Light brown decorative front board with large colour pictorial onlay. Brown cloth spine with black title. Plain endpapers. Rear board plain. Pages printed in red, blue or brown with one illustration to each page. Front cover edges slightly darkened and rubbed. Corners very slightly worn. Slight discolouration to rear board. Small faded spot at base of spine. Lengthy inscription in ink by original owner, dated April 12th 1928, describing a motor journey from Felixstowe to London where this book was purchased. Contents beautifully bright and clean. A lovely copy of this rare early Rupert book. SPECIAL OFFER: REDUCED FROM £1000! [S]

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        Building Plans and Elevations for James J. Hjul on Harrison St. on the Corner of Harrison St. and Essex St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1927 - November 1931. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 20 sheets. Job #003. 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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