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        "WE": The Famous Flier's Own Story of His Life and His Transatlantic Flight, Together With His Views on the Future of Aviation

      New York:: Putnam's Sons,. 1927. First edition. One of 1,000 SIGNED, numbered copies. In the original glassine wrapper and dark blue gift box. A fine copy in original half-vellum boards, with text printed on Old Stratford Linen paper and top edge gilt. Glassine jacket only moderately worn, and the box shows only light use. Publisher's note on this edition laid in.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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      New York: Putnam, 1927.. Large octavo. Gilt parchment and boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontispiece etching by Robert James Malone. Illustrated with photographs. An unusually fine, virtually untouched copy in glassine wrapper. Enclosed in the original publisher's numbered box (faintly dust- soiling to bottom panel). Promotional booklet laid in and publisher's note leaf First edition, limited printing. Copy #596 of one thousand numbered copies for sale, from a total of 1100 copies specially printed and bound, and signed by the author and franked by the publishers.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Magic Hours. Wherein we cast a fly here & there As we wade along together

      New York: Privately Printed [at Derrydale Press] - for the Anglers' Club of New York, 1927. First edition, one of 100 [actually 89] copies, this being copy No. 3. 12mo. Two mounted black and white plates after drawings by Connett. Original grey paper boards, linen spine, paper label on upper cover. Some soiling, label of Crossroads of Sport on pastedown and stamp of Workers Education Bureau on front free endpaper. Custom half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. Wetzel p. 124; Siegel 3; Frazier C-9-a; not in Bruns . The first work to bear the Derrydale imprint, this copy is inscribed on the first blank: "The Author, the illustrator and the printer join in presenting this little book to Spencer Miller, Jr, with their best wishes, March 17, 1927." Siegel notes, "Connett produced Magic Hours entirely by his own hand. He intended to print 100 copies, but ran out of paper and only 89 were completed." The inkstamp on the front flyleaf testifies to an interesting Connett association, for the recipient was founder and director of the Workers Education Bureau, a service organization for research, teaching, publication, and university extension work in labor education. In 1927, the Workers Education Bureau published The Living Constitution (Siegel B), designed by Connett. Spencer Miller, Jr., was later Commissioner of the New Jersey State Highway Department. After closing the Derrydale Press at the end of 1941, Connett worked as Miller's executive assistant from May 1942 though October 1946. Among Connett's recommendations were that the department publish its own newspaper, The Highway, and vol. 4, no. 8 of the newspaper (March 1947) reports Connett's resignation to head the sporting department of Van Nostrand and quotes him as stating that he felt "privileged to have been closely associated with a man of the stature and ability of Commissioner Miller"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Emily's Quest

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Maria Kirk. Green cloth over boards, color paste-down to top board, title in gilt to spine, top edge trimmed, pp. 310, 8vo (7-1/2 x 5-1/8 inches [19.1 x 13.1cm]), tissue guarded color frontis by Maria Kirk repeats top board paste-down and DJ front panel. "MCMXXVII" at bottom of title page and "Copyright, 1927" on copyright page with no indication of further printings. Original price of $2.00 still present at top of front flap. Volume with p.o. neat signature in ink and initials in thick pencil to ffep; spine ends softened, slightest bump to bottom edge of top board and blush of age toning to pages. DJ at least very good showing light wear and tiny chips, short closed tears to edges and a slight fading to spine. The final installment of the Emily trilogy. "Here the author has created a new character sure to win the hearts of all who loved the famous Anne of Green Gables. 'I shouldn't wonder if Emily took her place in due time among the immortal children of literature,' says Isabel Paterson, N. Y. Herald-Tribune.", from the rear flap.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Revolt in the Desert ( Limited Deluxe 1/315)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. No. 169/315 Limited Deluxe Edition Cape 1927. Original quarter brown leather over buckram. Complete with 19 colour illustrations and tissue guards, plus folded map. There is slight wear to head of spine (photo) and light rubbing to covers (photo), else a solid Very Good clean copy.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
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        Revolt in the Desert

      UK: Jonathan Cape. London, Jonathan Cape, 1927. Large Paper Edition. One of 315 copies, of which 300 were for sale. 11 tissue-guarded colour plates and 8 uncoloured plates as called for. The book and jacket are in good condition. There has been some contact with water at some point causing some bleeding to the foreedge of the first few leaves, and most significantly to the rear pastedown and rear endpaper. The wear is visible on the rear board also. The jacket is in similar condition, with areas where the water has damaged the book. There's also a good chunk of the jacket missing to the front and similar chunks to the rear. It has been poorly reinforced on the inside. Presents surprisingly well when view from the spine though which is sharp and largely complete. First tissue guard is loose. Presented with an advert for Jonathan Cape's other noteworthy books. Not price-clipped showing £5 5s. . Very Good. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1927.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Inedited Works of Bakst

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. Bakst illustrated white board and cloth covers. Near fine in bright dust wrapper lacking backstrip in original slipcase./No Dust Jacket. Bakst, Leon. 122 pages in text. 34 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 386 of 600. 30 plates by Bakst, twenty colored by pochoir, five color printed and mounted and five plain -- all with lettered tissue guards -- plus additional black and white and color plates in the text, the latter mounted. Plates present costumes and scenery from various sources including "Daphnis and Chloe, The Sleeping Princess, Boris Godounov, Sakdo," et al. Fresh, very bright and clean copy save for first few and last leaves a hint toned, some offsetting from mounted color plates, lower front cover bumped.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Chinese Painting

      Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. An important early scholarly survey of Chinese painting. First Printing. ix, 199 pp. 59 plates. 4to. Black cloth-covered boards with gold embossed titling and flowering branch illustration. An extremely clean copy. No dust jacket as issued. Includes the original slipcase which is fragile and missing the bottom piece of cardboard. A rare volume, even moreso in this pristine condition and with the original slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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      Paris: Chez Sylvain Sauvage, [1927].. 153,[5]pp. Quarto (287 x 223 mm). Printed wrappers. Illustrated with original colored woodcuts. Fine in lightly frayed glassine, in somewhat frayed and edgeworn cloth and boards chemise and slipcase. First edition with these illustrations. One of 235 numbered copies, printed on vergé de Montval, from a total edition of 287 copies. Sauvage's 37 delicate and sensual designs were rendered as colored woodcuts and printed along with the text by Pierre Bouchet. MONOD 7384.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Big Four

      London: Collins Sons and Co., Ltd., 1927., 1927. Crime Classic. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp.[282]. Publisher's blue cloth with orange titles to spine and upper. Internally very clean, discreet owner name to pastedown; cloth is particularly fresh but for an unobtrusive mark to front cover at joint. A near fine copy. Another mystery for Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings. Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction. Hubin; Crime Fiction IV

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Punch or the London Charivari. Volumes CLXXII to CCVII January 1927 to December 1944; a continous run of 18 years bound in 36 volumes, half maroon morocco

      London: at the Office, 1927 With the Punch Almanack and Summer Numbers bound in; these with full-page coloured plates,some being humorous golfing cartoons. Thirty-six volumes 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches), contemporary uniform half maroon morocco, spines decoratively gilt on raised bands and blocked in blind in compartments; very occasional scuff to sides, some light "blooming" to some backstrips but generally a handsome run, well and strongly bound, in good condition and attractive on the shelf. The run of course including the rarer war years. Extremely heavy; please enquire as to carriage costs.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by Malcolm Cowley to his parents: "To my mother and father. March, 5, 1927. Malcolm." VG in edgeworn DJ. Cowley remains an enormously important figure in 20th century American literature, who made valuable contributions in promoting the work of William Faulkner. A lovely association copy, inscribed in the year of publication.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col.. T.E. Lawrence's Book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

      London: Ernest Brown & Phillips, The Leicester Galleries... February 5-21st, , 1927. With Prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence. 12mo. Wire-stitched in the original grey card wraps. Frontispiece and 1 plate. Tiny nick from edge of upper wrapper. A superb copy. Second edition", in fact second impression. "The preface written for the 1921 exhibition of Kennington illustrations, with the first three paragraphs omitted, was used for this catalogue for the second exhibition. George Bernard Shaw also contributed a preface saying more about Lawrence than the exhibition."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. For Private Circulation Only. Vol I: from 1652 to 1860; Vol II: From 1861 to 1922 (disbandment).

      Gale & Polden,, London: 1927 - Vol I: [xii], 254; Vol II: x, 305; both volumes with many folding maps, plus illustrations and coloured plates. Contents unmarked, very fresh and clean, maps crisp. There is a small mark to the the closed fore-edge of Vol I, and the last few pages have a little minor foxing. The endpapers to both vols have stains from former tape used to secure plastic covers. Quarto, in the original bindings of blue cloth over bevelled boards, ruled in blind and with the regimental insignia in gilt to the upper boards, and spines titled in gilt. Firm and very bright, slightly marked with dulled splash marks to the back of Vol I and the front of Vol II. Lovely set. [EXTRA Heavy Item] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. No. 28 OF 225 NUMBERED COPIES (the first six of which were printed on vellum). Hardcover. An Unsurpassable Copy of One of the Key Golden Cockerel Books, Only 225 Copies Printed. 318 x 197 mm (12 1/2 x 7 3/4"). xi, [i], 309, [1] pp., [2] leaves (blank and colophon). Edited by Arundell Del Re. No. 28 OF 225 NUMBERED COPIES (the first six of which were printed on vellum). Original publisher's russet quarter morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, patterned paper sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In the publisher's (only just slightly rubbed and soiled) slipcase. Fore margins of every text page with woodcut borders, and five full-page wood engravings, all by Eric Gill. Section title pages with red or blue lettering. Occasional text initials in red or blue. Front pastedown with bookplate of the Newton library (begun by Sir Alfred Newton, 1st Baronet, who was Lord Mayor of London from 1899-1900, and mostly assembled by Sir Harry Newton, 2nd Bart., 1871-1951). Cave & Manson, pp. 50ff.; "Chanticleer" 50; Gill 279; Ransom, p. 297. Some minor soiling or spotting on that part of the morocco on the front board, otherwise A FAULTLESS COPY, the spine unusually bright, the corners (which are always rubbed) in virtually perfect condition, and the text as bright and fresh as new. Founded in 1920 with the intention to print fine editions of important well-known books as well as new literary works of merit from young authors, the Golden Cockerel Press was purchased in 1924 by the illustrator and wood-engraver Robert Gibbings. "Under his direction," says Cave, the press was "transformed into the principal vehicle for the renaissance of wood-engraved book illustration that took place in the years between the wars." In addition to doing wood engravings himself, Gibbings employed a stable of eminent artists including, among others, Eric Gill, John Nash, John Farleigh, David Jones, Eric Ravilious, and Blair Hughes-Stanton. The present item is an unsurpassable copy of not only a Golden Cockerel highlight, but one of the most beautiful books of the private press movement. The "Troilus" represents an impressive combination of bookmaking materials, typography, illustration, and printing skill. As Cave & Manson says, the prospectus for this work invited a public to anticipate "one of the most important productions of its kind since the days of the Kelmscott Press." And when the work appeared, "it showed this was a claim to be taken seriously. Gill produced some of his finest engravings for the book. The full-page illustrations showed his work at its best." The whimsical illustrated borders were the most widely discussed feature of the volume; the public was divided about them, as some thought them too naughty, but Gill and Gibbings were convinced of their value, and they were used again with great success in the Golden Cockerel "Canterbury Tales." Though the "Troilus" is generally considered to be the second most important book from the press, its value is generally as high as any Golden Cockerel item, no doubt because it was issued in a very small press run--225 copies, as compared to 500 for the "Four Gospels," the magnum opus of the press. The complete run of the work sold out very quickly, and it has been a popular book ever since. The present copy is the finest we have ever seen, and it is not to be hoped that one could find another in better condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen, 1927. Limited to 350 numbered copies, of which this is 238, printed on handmade paper, signed by the author and illustrator. Illustrated with line drawings alongside verse. Bound in blue buckram spine, with cream paper covered boards; printed paper label on front board. Some edges uncut. Corners lightly bumped; endpapers tanning in a block; engraved bookplate to front pastedown. Dust-jacket paper with spine dark; lightly rubbed along edges; bumps and light wear at head and heel of spine; light wear to corners; small closed tear and tiny nick rear panel top; very light dust-soil overall.. Signed by Author & Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth Spine. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Le Morte DArthur

      London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1927. Hard Cover. Very Good. Aubrey Beardsley. Aubrey Beardsley. Hard Cover. 4to. Third Edition. 1 of 1600 copies "after printing which the type was distributed." 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. The text was taken as written by Malory and printed by William Caxton in 1485, but with modern spelling. The introduction is by Professor John Rhys and there is a note by Aymer Vallance on Aubrey Beardsley. This edition of Malory';s masterpiece has the first appearance of Vallance';s interesting discussion of Beardsley';s work for this book, as well as a chapter heading inadvertently omitted from previous editions, and a sketch for an unused front wrapper design [see Lasner bibliography 22c]. This was the last edition published until Dent issued the 4th edition in 1972. Beardsley was only 20 years old when Dent commissioned him to do all of the designs and illustrations for this work. It was a leap of faith by Dent in taking a chance on an unproven artist. The illustrations were done during 1892-1894 for the initial issue in parts. There are ten full page illustrations for the first section, seven for the second and five for the third. There are also 43 borders, and over 285 chapter headings, initial letters, and ornaments. This large quarto is bound in the publisher';s black cloth with beautiful gilt floral designs to the front cover and spine. There is some bumping to corners, scuffing along edges of boards, very slight rubbing to the front joint, and the rear joint is starting but is otherwise in near fine condition. The interior is bright and clean save for usual light toning to margins and edges of untrimmed pages. Offset to title page from tissue guard protecting frontispiece. 538 pages. LIT/031308.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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      London: Fanfrolico Press, [1927]. Edges rubbed, and with some minor scratches to paper boards, contents fresh. Limited to 650 copies signed by Jack Lindsay, translator Folio. viii, 151p. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Translated by Jack Lindsay. Bound in original half maroon vellum with marbled sides, t.e.g., spine lettered in gilt Ransom 5.

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        Complete run of Transition, 27 issues bound in 10 books

      Paris: Jolas / Transition / Servire Pr.. 1927. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete run of Transition, the influential French literary journal. 27 issues bound in 10 books, hardcovers, in blue cloth with leather and gilt title labels. Issues 1-12 lack all wraps. Starting with issue 13, all front wraps are bound in, but only double issue 19-20 and issue 21 include the rear wrap as well. The top 1/2-inch of the front wrap of double issue 16-17 is clipped; this wrap also show light soiling. A slim piece of the right edge of the front wrap and first 15 pages of issue 27 are trimmed. The pages of the first 20 issues are browned (as expected), but the last 7 issues still look quite fresh, with bright, clean contents. An important factor of this set is that none of the pages or wraps are brittle. Issues of Transition are often found with pages that are so fragile that they are impossible to read without chipping off pieces of the page. However, even the earliest issues of this set have strong pages that are easy to flip through and read. A complete run of 27 issues, bound in 10 hardcover books. Contributors include: James Joyce (Finnegans Wake), Kay Boyle, Gertrude Stein, Andre Gide, Philippe Soupault, Archibald MacLeish, Hart Crane, Robert Desnos, Max Ernst, Robert Sage, Hans Arp, Stuart Gilbert, Juan Gris, Harry and Caresse Crosby, Murray Goodwin, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Ernest Hemingway (Three Stories), Pablo Picasso, Paul Bowles, Dylan Thomas, Andre Breton. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Die Deutsche Werbe-Graphik

      Berlin: Francken & Lang, 1927. First edition. Orig. beige burlap cloth, yapp edges. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 252 pages. Folio, 36 x 26 cm, More than seventy, large mounted and tipped-in color lithographs, plus approx. 125 smaller tipped-in color lithographs and 300 black and white illustrations in the text by the masters of German poster and commercial art of the period -- Julius Steiner, Max Pechstein, Oskar Kokoschka, Paul Scheurich, Lucian Bernhard, Julius Klinger, Hans Ibe, Ludwig Hohlwein, Leo Putz, Julius Gipkens, Willi Willrab to name a few. Comprehensive compendium, the print quality and design of the book itself are masterful. Useful Index of Artists represented. Spine decorated in black and tan with black lettering, front and back cover rectangular designs in tan. Clean, very bright copy, not usually found in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Autograph musical working manuscript of the Epilogue for Violoncello, Piano and Tape. Titled by the composer "Epilog "Peer Gynt' " at head of first page. Unsigned and undated, but Hamburg, February 1993

      4 pp. (471 measures). Large folio (425 x 230 mm.). Unbound. Notated in both pencil and ink on 32-stave "Star Nr. 37" music manuscript paper in the composer's small, dense hand. & & An active composing manuscript of the majority of the work, presenting material for the cello at rehearsal number 4 to several measures after rehearsal number 54. With numerous deletions, changes and corrections. & & Slightly worn. In very good condition overall. . Epilogue, one of Schnittke's most expressive chamber works, was written for the famed Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), who gave the work its first performance with Schnittke's wife Irina at Evian on Lake Geneva on May 20, 1993. The work is an arrangement of the final part of Schnittke's ballet Peer Gynt (1986). & & Schnittke is often considered to be the successor to Shostakovich as Russia's premiere composer. His early music showed the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich, but he went on to adopt a very polystylistic approach to composition. As his health worsened, however, he adopted a somewhat bleaker but more accessible style; some Schnittke scholars have argued, in fact, that it is the composer's late works that will ultimately be considered as the most influential of his entire output.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXXII. Jahrgang. 2 Bände. April 1927 - März 1928

      München, 1927 - 1928.. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. V, 352 S.; VI, 1 Bl., SS. 353-712. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Die Münchner satirische Zeitschrift hatte nach ihrer unrühmlichen Parteinahme im Ersten Weltkrieg und durch den veränderten Geschmack des Publikums in den 1920er Jahren mit niedrigeren Auflagen zu kämpfen. - Erstes Halbjahr mit Läsur am Rücken, zweites am Vorderdeckel etwas beschabt, sonst sehr gute Exemplare!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Quaker City Holy Land Excursion

      Privately, 1927. The Quaker City Holy Land Excursion by Mark Twain. An unfinished play 1867. First printing in wrappers. Publisher: Privately [by M. Harzof, New York bookseller], 1927. Only 50 known copies as the publisher indicated that of the 200 copies printed all but 50 were destroyed. With Normandy Vellum France watermark across the front wrapper fore edge as called for in BAL. BAL 3543. Unpaginated. In fine condition. 6 ¼ x 9 3/8 inches. Protected by Mylar. Very scarce. Inventory #12-123. Price: $600.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Forlorn River

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. First Printing of the stated First Edition, with "H-B" listed on the copyright page. Signed by Zane Grey in his signature purple ink on the front free endpaper. Filmed twice by Paramount Pictures, originally in 1926 as a silent film, directed by John Waters, with Jack Holt; and in 1937, directed by Charles Barton, with Buster Crabbe and June Martel. Book in fine condition; in a very good plus dust jacket, with a few closed tears and associated creases, mild paper loss, primarily to corners and spine ends. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Robert Amick.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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      Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927.. Oblong octavo. Original blue wrappers. Extremities somewhat shelfworn, with small sliver loss at crown of lower joint, a few creases to spine, otherwise a very good copy. Half morocco folding slipcase, with inner cloth chemise. The 9th printing, printed from the wholly new and corrected setting of type prepared for the eight edition. Inserted in front of this copy (by unknown parties, at a time unknown, and for unknown reasons) is an extra leaf signed by the author: "James Joyce Paris 2-6-28." SLOCUM & CAHOON A17n.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Basel: Privatdruck,, 1927. Translated into German by Georg Goyert. 3 volumes, octavo. Original quarter brown calf, marbled paper boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Engraved bookplate to each front pastedown, tips very lightly rubbed but an excellent set. First German edition, the first publication of Ulysses in translation. From a total edition of 1000 numbered copies, this is one of an unspecified number bound in the quarter calf in three volumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Oeuvres completes de Stendhal [64 volumes in 34 - incomplete series - with 6 additional works of criticism]

      Paris : Le Divan, 1927-37, 1927. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 70 vols. in 37. 16cm. Incomplete series of Stendhal's works, published by Divan, 1927-1937. Includes 64 volumes of Stendhal's works (in 34), with 6 additional critical works (in 3). Contents: [I] La Chartreuse de Parme. 2 v. - [III] Le rouge et le noir. 2 v. - [IV] Vie de Henri Brulard. 2 v. - [V] Armance. - [VI] Rome, Naples et Florence. 3 v. - [VII] Souvenirs d' egotisme. - [IX] Lamiel. - [X] Vies de Haydn, de Mozart et de Metastase. - [XI] Romans et nouvelles. 2 v. - [XII] Vie de Rossini. 2 v. - [XIII] Lucien Leuwen. 3 v.- [XIV] Histoire de la peinture en Italie. 2 v. - [XVI] Memoires d'un touriste. 3 v. - [XVII] Voyage dans le Midi de l aFrance. [XIX] Moliere, Shakspeare, la comedie et le rire. - [XXI] Pensees. 2 v. - [XXII] Idees italiennes. - [XXIII] Theatre. 3 v. - [XXIV] Melanges d' art. - [XXV] Ecoles italiennes de peinture. 3 v. - [XXVII] Melanges de litterature. 3 v. - [XXVIII] Melanges de politique et d'histoire. 2 v. - [XXVIX] Correspondance. 10 v.-[XXX] Courrier anglais. 5 v. - [XXXI] Melanges intimes et marginalia. 2 v. - [XXXII] Journal. 5 v. Lacks 15 volumes: - [II] De l'amour. 2 v. - [VIII] Racine et Shakspeare. - [XV] Chroniques italiennes. 2 v. - [XVIII] Napoleon. 2 v. - [XX] - Promenades dans Rome. 3 v. - [XXVI] Pages d'Italie. - [XXXIII] Table. 4 v. Note: Volume numbers assigned according to Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Additional critical works: Petit dictionnaire stendhalien / Henri Martineau [1948] - Le calendrier de Stendhal / Henri Martineau avec la collaboration de Jules Lefranc et de Marion Lievre [1950] - La vie intellectuelle de Stendhal : genese et evolution de ses idees (1802-1821) / par Victor del Litto [2nd ed. 1962] - En marge des manuscrits de Stendhal : complements et fragments inedits (1803-1820) / suivis en appendice d'un courrier italien par V. del Litto [1955] - Le coeur de Stendhal : histoire de sa vie et de ses sentiments / Henri Martineau [2 vols., 1952 & 1953] - L' oeuvre de Stendhal : histoire de ses livres et de ses pensees / par Henri Martineau [revised edition, 1966]. Subjects: Stendhal, 1783-1842 - Marie-Henri Beyle - French literature - 19th century - Collected works - Fiction - Realism - France - Correspondance - Travel literature - Literary criticism - Studies and criticism - Biography. Language: French. Finely bound in later burgundy buckram, with contrasting gilt-blocked black labels to spines. Each volume is in a protective clear plastic cover. Limitation statement facing title page of each volume - limitation number varies. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Unread copies with unopened pages.

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      Paris Mornay Antoinette & Georges 1927. 15x20.4 cm., 326 pp., édition avec gravures de Charles Auguste Edelmann. Relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité de 700 ex. dont 640 ex. sur rives numérotés de 61 à 700.

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        The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Edited by JOHN MAJOR. Illustrated from engravings on wood by E. Fitch Daglish, F.Z.S

      London:: Thornton Butterworth,, 1927.. First edition thus. Limited edition. Signed by Artist. Hardcover. 4to. (11.75 x 9.5 inches). pp.367, (i). Frontispiece, 15 plates, lettered tissue guards, with an extra plate signed to margin by the artist in pencil, tipped onto the (browned) verso of the printed fold-over at the front paste-down. All engravings on India paper. Publisher's quarter vellum, lettered in black to spine, spine a little darkened. Boards covered with patterned paper. Gift inscription in ink (dated 1928) generously written across the front free endpaper. The original plain card slipcase (numbered 36 in ink) is rubbed to edges, worn, stained, marked and split along one edge but complete. O/w contents bright and clean. Binding firm and square. A handsome copy, near fine, in a tired and worn slipcase. No.36 of an edition limited to 300 copies, with extra engraving signed by the artist.

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        ALICE`S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. And THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. With Ninety-Two illustrations by John Tenniel including Eight in colour

      Macmillan and Co, Limited. London. 1927. Reprint of Colour edition, which was first issued in 1911. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with 8 full page, full colour plates and 84 line drawings by Tenniel. Small abrasion to the blank margin at the bottom of one colour plate, not affecting text, and some offsettng to the half title otherwise a very good bright copy of this wonderful book. Fine leather binding of recent full red morocco. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Compartments decorated with playing cards Alice carrying the Pig, The Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter devices. Decorative gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Original publishers cloth spine and front board, decorated with a gilt stamped March Hare, bound in at the rear.

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        L'Oiseau noir dans le soleil levant. Eaux-fortes de Foujita

      Paris: Éditions Excelsior, 1927. First edition in part. . Hard cover. Very Good/Career diplomat Paul Claudel composed this collection of poetic essays while he was the French ambassador in Tokyo, in the mid 1920s. A deep thinker, writer, and essayist, Claudel achieved here an allusive essay style that he felt was in complete accord with Japanese poetry and painting, employing discontinuity, juxtaposition, and crafted phrases. This edition, which includes some material not published by Gallimard in the same year, is the deluxe limited issue illustrated by Foujita, one of only 61 copies that include the full complement of 20 colored engravings. The unique binding, although unfinished, is perhaps the heaviest quarto binding on record.. Quarto (25cm); 148 pages, and 20 colored engraved plates by Foujita; folded folio sheet of "concrete" composition by Claudel bound in at end; front wrap in colors by Foujita bound in. One of sixty on Japan Imperial with 20 plates by Foujita (in the entire edition of 546, the second sixty, on Van Gelder, have only 15 plates, and the rest of the run only 12). Remarkable binding of black lacquered metal (over a very heavy fill), with six silver bars applied to upper board, framing a central panel, probably intended to accept a contrasting metal bar or stone. The binding alone weighs an estimated eight and a half pounds (four kilos)! Two sets of endleaves: front free endpapers in thin leather veneer, followed by two leaves of silver-green marbled paper. Edges stained silver. Light rubbing along upper joint. Some marginal foxing on early leaves. Carteret, Le trésor du bibliophile: livres illustrés modernes, IV, 105; Buisson, Foujita, #27.157.

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        Die Bibel : Oder Die Ganze Heilige Schrift : Nach Der Ausgabe Von 1545 Bearbeit Und Mit Dem Bilderschmuck Des in Der Pre / Deutsch Von Martin Luther. Band 1 (= Alles Erschienene) . [ Bible. German]

      Berlin : Wegweiser Verlag; Berlin : Volksverband Der Bucherfreunde, 1927. Fine Facsimile Reprint. Physical desc. : 967p : colour illus. ; 30cm. Language: German. Degering, Hermann. Notes: Bd 1: Das erste Buch Mose - Das Hohelied Salomo. Nach der Ausgabe von 1545 bearbeitet und mit der Bilderschmuck des in der Preusz. Staatsbibliotheck befindlichen Pergamentexemplars der Ausgabe von 1541. Subjects: Bible -- Martin Luther. Related names: Cranach, Lucas. An exceptional copy in the origial, elaborately blind-tooled and bordered full calf; sympathetic in every conceivable way with the original. Spine professionally strengthened. Title within ornamental border. Scans and additional detail on request.

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      London: JOHN MURRAY, 1927. First UK edition. Leather_bound. Fine. THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - 1927& & First English edition:& & & Newly Rebound& & Rebound in full red morocco to the style of the original cloth cover.& Original front cover bound in at rear.& & CONTENTS:& & ( 1] half-title; [2] list of thirty-nine works by the author; at foot: All rights reserved; [3] title; [4] First Published 1927; 5-7 PRE~ FACE: .ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.; [8] blank; 9 CONTENTS; 1[10] blank; 11-320 text; imprint at foot of p. 320: Printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner Ltd., Frome and London& & COLLATION:& & Crown 8vo. 19.3 X 12.6 cm. [A] -I, K-U, 160 leaves, [ 1 ] -3 20& & TEXT BLOCK& Minor marks and foxing/spotting to pages& Page 47 repair to page edge.& & Green & Gibson A40 - all as stated.

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        Kew Gardens

      London: Hogarth Press, 1927. Cream decorated boards by Vanessa Bell. Edition limited to 500 copies only, of which this is number 83 signed by the author and illustrator. Spine totally and expertly restored. Ink name to front endpaper, else a near fine copy. One of the few books signed by both sisters. A very close conspiracy indeed.. Signed By the Author and Illustrator. 3rd Edition 1st Illustrated Edition. Boards. VG+. Illus. by Vanessa Bell. Quarto.

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        Oeuvres Complètes…Notes et Commentaires de Maurice Le Blond Texte de l’édition Eugène Fasquelle

      Paris: François Bernouard, [1927-29]., 1927. 50 Volumes. 8vo. with half-titles. contemporary half morocco, t.e.g., original printed wrs. bound in (spines sunned & a few with rubbing or small nicks on raised bands). One of 5000 numbered copies on Vergé d’alfa..

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        The Red Knight of Germany. The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird. with Drawings by Clayton Knight

      Garden City: Garden City Publishing, 1927. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1927. 8vo., 383pp., illustrated with frontis photo of Richthofen and plates of drawings by Clayton Knight. Original black cloth with red titles and designs, top edge tinted red, in original dust jacket. Name on fly leaf, else near fine, in near fine bright dust jacket with slight loss/fray at the extremities. . Hard. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

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        The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

      London: John Murray. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the final collection of Sherlock Holmes stories; handsomely bound. London: John Murray, 1927. Octavo, modern three-quarter dark blue morocco, gilt decorated spine, top edge gilt. Fine condition.

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        The Life of Saint David

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1927 An edition limited to just 175 copies of which this is one of the 25 Special Bindings. 250*190mm. Bound in scarlet levant morocco, polished, covers blocked in gilt with large outline cross framed with double gilt rule, 5 raised bands, spine panelled in gilt with gilt titling, board edges ruled in gilt, 3 gilt dots on headcaps, turn-ins decorated in gilt with triple rule fillet, signed in gilt on turn-in of rear lower cover HORACE W BRAY GEORGE FISHER GREGYNOG PRESS BINDERY. Has small bookseller label to last blank, has the bookplate of John Roland Abbey to fpd, has Abbeys initials and date with book ref number to rear blank. Published in November 1927, Poliphilus type on Batchelor hand made paper, 25 wood engravings by RA Maynard and HW Bray, hand coloured, chapter openings in pale blue, initial letters in red and paragraph marks in red, drawn with a quill by HW Bray, top edge gilt, (2), 41 pp + colophon. The colouring was done by the women who worked the the Bindery under the supervision of Horace Bray. Accompanied by an airmail letter from Philip C Duschnes (dealer) to James L Thielman (collector) dated June 1968 offering him this and another Gregynog Special for sale. Housed in a fairly modern grey cloth clamshell box. (Harrop 7/p187. DeZilverdistel 7/p96)

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        A Collection of Motivational Poster Cards (Poster Sales Letters)

      Chicago. C.J. Howard. 1927. Collection is contained in original imprinted cardboard C.J. Howard packaging box. 7"x4.75" when closed (horizontal folding card).7"x9.5" when opened. Each card presents a striking Art Deco multicolored lithograph and various coloured borders and decorations printed upon folded heavy card stock. Early in the 1920s Charles Mather, who worked for his family’s Chicago printing house, the Mather Company, took an idea brought to him by one of the firm’s salesmen, Charles Howard Rosenfeld. What Rosenfeld proposed was a series of posters whose focus was to give workers incentive to work better and to work harder. Mather called these prints, “Constructive Organization Posters.” These posters were made to be placed on office and factory walls and were expected to inspire workers to do their best. & Mather sold his posters by subscription and produced more than 300 varieties between 1923 and 1929.In 1925 Rosenfeld and another employee broke from Mather to form their own company, the C. J. Howard Company, to sell incentive cards to be displayed on desks in a re-useable easel. & These cards and posters were printed as multicolored lithographs to produce easily readable images accompanied by tagline messages promoting such admirable qualities as teamwork, punctuality, loyalty, and safety." -Rockwell Museum& & "At the dawn of the 20th century, managers had been skeptical about using visual images as communication tools because their appeals to the emotions contradicted prevailing Protestant notions of self-discipline. By deploying motivational posters and illustrated booklets managers began to loosen their former dependence on rationalism and to explore the potential of aesthetics to regulate the emotional environment. In doing so they honed their abilities to define the “correct” forms of selfhood in the factory and to habituate workers to the kinds of values and behaviors that managers deemed appropriate and necessary for the harmonization of workplace relations. This collection represents Motivational Aesthetics- the design rationales and sales techniques of the Syndicate’s two main companies, Mather (which sold motivational posters) and C.J. Howard (which sold motivational booklets for foremen) as a case study of how managers and motivational specialists honed their abilities to cultivate workplace cooperation in the 1920s. Drawing from recent studies of emotion and affect omne may interpret the post-World War I factory as a realm of aesthetic training where habits and dispositions were actively shaped."-David Gray& & Cards are in Very Fine, pristine condition, retaining their original clarity and luminesence. Box presents repaired splitting to both horizontal sides and various minor rubbing - still quite functional and bright. A stunning and complete gathering of an important component of American Business,Labor and Advertising history. Only one other extant complete collection found - in the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution.

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        I PROMESSI SPOSI storia milanese del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da ALESSANDRO MANZONI con proemio di MICHELE SCHERILLO e illustrazioni di G. B. GALIZZI.

      Ist. Nazionale di Arti grafiche,, Bergamo, 1927 - Volume in 4° legato in pelle figurata impressa, titolo in oro al piatto ed al dorso, sguardie con gigli di Firenze, bianche, antiporta figurata con il ritratto dell'Autore, velina, frontespizio stampato a due colori, occhiello, prefazione, XXIII, 396 pp., numerose illustrazioni nt., 46 tavole ft., bianche finali. Rara edizione dell'intramontabile romanzo del Manzoni illustrata da armoniose tavole a colori e china, queste ultime anche intercalate nt. in piacevoli e simpatiche vignette. Una lievissima spellatura al bordo inferiore della legatura è l'unica menda da citare, in bello stato con il suo cofanetto rigido, di piacevolissima lettura, un piacere da sfogliare, bella.

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        Sonnets pour Helene

      Paris: Les Livres de Louis Jou. 1927. One of 225 copies on papier verge from a total issue of 258 copies. Page size: 10 7/8 x 7 5/8 "; 26.5 x 19.3 mm. Bound by LOUIS JOU: hand-painted vellum binding the title in red broken by an elaborate intertwining vine in heavy gold gilt, a single vine border repeated at top and bottom of front cover, author and title in red on spine separated with gilt leaves, gilt vine rondel on back panel. Top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in, fine. & Louis Jou (1882-1968), although born in Spain, spent most of his life in Paris creating beautiful books. Calling himself "artisan" not "maitre" Jou was nonetheless a master craftsman and designer of books. His type designs, woodcuts, and printing put him in the front ranks of great printers of the twentieth century. He designed few bindings to accompany his books, but those that do exist attest to his art there as well as on the interior of the book. SONNETS POUR HELENE is printed in red and black throughout and each page has numerous type ornaments and four woodcut initials on each page. The book is a lovely combination of binding and woodcuts and typography from one of the masters. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Sonnets Pour Helene

      Paris: Les Livres de Louis Jou, 1927. Folio. 152 pp. From an edition of 258 copies, this one of 225 on papier vergé. Illustrated with a woodcut portrait of the author on the title-page as well as numerous woodcut headlines, tail pieces, and initial letters all by Louis Jou. Specially bound in full vellum over boards, most likely by Jou (he at least provided the design), although the binding may have been a collaboration with Georges Cretté. The title is calligraphed on the upper cover, surrounded by a swirling, floral gilt pattern. A simple, elegant floral border on the lower cover surrounds a central roundel with a double gilt border, the author&#39;s name and the initials "LJ" calligraphed within. A fine copy in an unusual binding. Housed in a matching slipcase.

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      1927. 1. (TENGGREN,GUSTAF)illus. GRIMM&#39;S MARCHENSCHATZ by The Brothers Grimm. Berlin: Hermann Klemm no date, [1927]. 4to (8 x 10"), newer leather spine, original batik paper boards stamped in gold, 178p., endpapers renewed else near fine. First edition. Illustrated by Tenggren with 32 wonderfully fanciful tipped-in color plates in his best early style! Quite hard to find and some of Tenggren&#39;s finest work.

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        Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820)

      Paris,: SociÈtÈ díÈditions GÈographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, 1927.. Quarto, with 25 plates in colour and black-and-white, map of "L'Ile Rose"; a very good copy, in the original printed wrappers. A very scarce book, published only in limited numbers: the first published version of Rose de Freycinet's voyage journal: the only great voyage account told from a woman's point of view.Rose de Freycinet was smuggled aboard the Uranie, disguised in men's clothing, before the ship left Toulon in 1817. She returned to France three years later as a heroine after a voyage which had taken her to South America, South Africa, Mauritius, West Australia, Timor, the Moluccas, New Guinea, the Carolines, Guam, Hawaii, and New South Wales. They had survived hardships ranging from an attack by Algerian pirates to their shipwreck in the Falklands, when the Uranie was wrecked in French Bay, forcing Freycinet to purchase the American ship Mercury for the return voyage to France.Rose de Freycinet's journal captures her impressions of the adventure and is especially notable for the twenty-five lovely colour plates after original drawings by Arago and Pellion, including several famous Australian scenes. Hill comments that Madame Freycinet's presence caused some disruption among the crew, but she was immensely popular in most of the voyage's ports of call, and is now recognised as one of the great romantic figures of exploration. Although cautious, Freycinet did not hesitate to name Rose Island in the Samoan island chain as well as "Cap Rose" in Shark Bay, after her.Borba de Moraes, I, p. 328 ("very interesting"); Chadenat, 1607; Hill, 652 (in error listing 28 plates).

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        Casa Rossa

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1927. Folio. 56pp. One of 220 copies. Illustrated with seven black & white plates, which reproduce a painting by the Swiss artist Niklaus Stoecklin and six of its details. Stoecklin was influenced by Late Gothic art, as well as by his contemporaries, the Expressionists and Futurists. The text accompanying the images is a fantasy tale written by Ernst Grosse, the noted German ethnologist, inspired by elements of the painting. Privately printed by the press&#39;s proprietor, Hans Mardersteig, for his close friend, the art collector Georg Reinhart. Reinhart purchased the painting from Stoecklin and, in turn, helped launch the artist&#39;s career. In a binding of full vellum with gilt title and rules. Fine in slipcase. T.e.g.

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        Terry, by James Hilton

      London, T. Butterworth, 1927 - Description: 318 p. 20 cm. Subjects: Hilton, James 1900-1954. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 318 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        White Wings

      Boni & Liveright, New York 1927 - First edition. Introduction by Donald Ogden Stewart. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper but for a small chip on the crown, but with the primarily white jacket bright and fresh. The exceptionally scarce jacket is of interest in its own right as it contains blurbs from Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Sidney Howard, Marc Connelly, George Gershwin and several other notables. A fantasy for the stage based on a passage in *Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad*, a humorous book by Barry's friend Donald Ogden Stewart, the expatriate novelist and screenwriter. Barry and Stewart were longtime friends and collaborators. Stewart won an Oscar for his screenplay based on Barry's *Philadelphia Story*, as well as starred in another Barry play, *Holiday*, where he played a character based on himself. According to Brendan Gill: "Stewart received much praise for his skill in depicting himself." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Morte d'Arthur). 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 d'Arthur... The text as... Imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the Year [1485] and now spelled in modern style,  Embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. With an Introduction by Professor John Rhys. And a Note on Aubrey Beardsley by Aymer Vallance.

      (London: J.M. Dent & Co.), 1927.. Third edition thus, one of 1,600 copies, 4to, lv, (i), 538 pp. Frontispiece and one other photogravure plate plus 20 further plates (5 folding) and numerous chapter headings and other illustrations in the text, light, mostly marginal, foxing at the beginning and end. Original gilt decorated black cloth, t.e.g., spine ends and corners slightly worn, upper cover with some faint marks, otherwise a bright copy. Originally published 1893-4, this was Beardsley's first major work at the age of 22, intended by the publishers to rival the productions of William Morris' Kelmscott Press. Much of the work shows the influence of Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelites but also takes in elements of Japanese prints and his regard for Whistler. "...if [Beardsley] had never illustrated another book... Le Morte d'Arthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration... Some of these designs (he never called his drawings illustrations) stand as models of economy, none is impoverished" (Lewis, The 20th Century Book, pp148-9).

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