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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.)

      [Bookseller: JF Ptak Science Books]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: KAREN MILLWARD BOOKS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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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        News-Letter of the LXIVMOS

      (Brookline, MA, 1927-1929). Numbers 1 to 21, though only the supplement to number 7 is present. Various sizes and pagination. The ninth number in this series was printed at the Black Sun Press in an edition of 450 copies. Henderson's newsletter, which began in November 1927 as a broadside leaf printed on one side, has become a key reference work in the world of miniature book collecting. Laid into this copy are two miniature letters, one of which is addressed to Robert Henderson and appears to have been sent through the mail, as it bears a cancelled stamp. This letter, dated 2/17/33, measuring 7/8 by 5/8 inch, is written in pencil, and asks "Hendy" to inform him should the correspondence not reach him. The second letter, addressed to James Henderson, thanks him for a miniature Koran, and then continues, "I have a dreadful fear that I may become a collector." This letter measures 1 3/8 by 1 inch; its envelope is sealed with wax and bears a minuscule painted two-cent stamp. Some light wrinkling, several sheets show signs of folding, else fine in cloth folding case. Although the newsletters were reprinted in a single volume by Lilliputter Press in 1968, this is a rare opportunity to own a nearly complete set in its original parts. With bookplate of Clarice Hamill, a miniature-book collector and wife of prominent Chicago collector and philanthropist Alfred E. Hamill.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        San Francisco and Bay Counties California Telephone Directory (Phonebook / Phone Book), November 1927

      The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., San Francisco 1927 - Over 1,000 pages. Many contemporary ads including a wonderful full-page two-sided colour piece for S&W canned food products. Average wear. Two minor tape repairs to front cover. Binding sound. Unmarked. A few minor tears. Truly a wonderful vintage piece of San Francisco history. Hard to believe this copy has survived so well. A thrill to hold! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Danseuse Allongée, Main Droite Sous la Tête form Dix Danseuses

      France, 1927. Lithograph on laid Chine paper; signed in pencil, numbered 3/5. From Dix Danseuses by Edition de la Galerie d'Art Contemporaire, 1927. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Original Fine Art Ltd, dated March 1984. Good condition. Light fold mark on right side.& Fribourg, 442, Pully, 138; Planche, 96.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Dreamland Express

      London: Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. Harold R. Millar. Fabulously illustrated with 14 full colour full page illustrations [one is double page] plus many more full page and smaller black and white illustrations. Harold Millar [1881-1935] was mainly an illustrated of children's books and magazines and this is one of the few, if not the only, book that he also authored.[Houfe p. 230]. I love the detail and the style of the illustrations, there is so much going on and they are very well executed. Reasonably hard to find in its first edition state this volume was re-printed in the 1980's but this copy is an original first edition. Plain end papers [as issued] with illustrated title page. Paper covered boards. 223x282mm. 96pp. Corners / edges worn with scuffing and grubbiness to boards. Some staining and lifting to front pastedown. Some archival tape has been used to reinforce the endpaper gutters. Inside there is the odd fingerprint, otherwise clean and complete.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927 First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by Wilder in the month of publication to former headmaster of the Lawrenceville School, James Cameron Mackenzie: "For Mac/ with my best/ Thornton Wilder/ Davis/ November/ 1927". Original publisher's cloth. A near fine copy with some light rubbing to the extremities; in a later printing dust jacket with some chips and loss, a few small tears, and small owner signature to the front panel. Wilder was hired by the Lawrenceville School in 1921 to teach French and serve in Davis House. During his Lawrenceville tenure, he published "The Trumpet Shall Sound," "The Cabala," and "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". He resigned from Lawrenceville in 1928, the year following the publication of "San Luis Rey".. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Elmer Gantry

      Harcourt, Brace and Company,New York, 1927. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis. Signed first edition, first issue in dust jacket. Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1927). Flat signed on the title-page. First issue with “C” For “G” in Gantry on spine. Dust jacket is in very good condition with large check at the bottom of the spine on the front back edge, V chip at back top and chip to spine top at back edge effecting the E in ELmer, corners with slight wear,else a complete bright dust jacket. The jacket is not price clipped with a price of $2.50. The binding is in near fine condition. Book clean throughout. 432 pages. Wonderful copy.Housed in a custom made Library of Congress style archival box. Inventory #10-226.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1927). First Edition. Hardcover. There is minimal cracking to the rear hinge but the covers are tight and bright; neat owner name and address on the front free endpaper. The dustwrapper is complete with some neat internal restoration and repairs. Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine and uncommon dustwrapper. First state of the binding. Made into a 1960 film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America. It won three Academy Awards for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster), Best Supporting Actress (Shirley Jones), and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Richard Brooks). It was also nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, and Best Picture.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        ELMER GANTRY [James Agee's copy at Phillips Exeter Academy dated March 1927]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1927). Hardcover. Good copy, lacking the dustwrapper. An Agee rarity. A later printing, ex-library copy with the bookplate of The Phillips Exeter Academy library on the front pastedown, stamped DISCARDED, of a book made into a film starring Burt Lancaster that won three Academy Awards. An undistinguished copy BUT for the fact that it belonged to James Agee with his SIGNATURE "J R Agee" dated March 1927 on the front free endpaper. This copy later belonged to Henry Darcy Curwen, of the Exeter English faculty, who signed his name below Agee's. In March 1927, Agee, at age 17, was in his "upper-middle" year (junior) at Exeter, an admirer of Sinclair Lewis and already committed to a literary career, submitting poems and stories to the Phillips Exeter Monthly. In one of his early letters to Father Flye (LETTERS OF JAMES AGEE TO FATHER FLYE, pages 27-28) dated Exeter 17 March 1927, Agee writes: "I've bought and read Elmer Gantry, the Lewis satire on religion. It's very disappointing, although excellent in spots. He's turning rancid." Reflecting his own psychological unease at the time, Agee soon expands this somewhat in one of his earliest published critical articles, a review of ELMER GANTRY in the Phillips Exeter Monthly 31 (May 1927): "It is one gigantic crescendo of walloping filthiness, and I have the feeling that it carried Mr. Lewis before it, and left him stranded where not even himself can work his salvation." Early signed Agee material is uncommon, and the important resonance of this copy with his beginning literary efforts can hardly be exaggerated.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1927. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. A Fine, first issue copy with the spine title reading "Cantry." A solid, unmarked copy with spine a trifle cocked, but otherwise bright and fresh. In a Very Good + dust jacket with a few closed tears along the jacket edges and a pea-sized chip missing from the front panel, near the spine. A book rarely found in this condition. One of Lewis' most popular novels, and one that created an uproar among the religious evangelical communities that it satirizes. It stands among "Main Street," Babbitt," and "Arrowsmith" as Lewis' lasting contribution to 20th century American literature. Filmed in 1960 starring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons. Additional images available upon request. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Der Schatz der Sierra Madre

      Berlin, Büchergilde Gutenberg 1927.. 213 S., 1 w. Bl. Oranges Orig.-Maroquin mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt. Mit Pappschuber. Gr.-8°. In dieser Einbandvariante und mit Druck auf besserem Papier ungewöhnliche und für mich nicht weiter nachweisbare Vorzugsausgabe. Vgl. Treverton 244.1 und 2; hier mit den Merkmalen beider Druckvarianten der Erstausgabe. - Wesentlich mehr von Interesse ist der Original-Maroquin Einband, der die gleiche Gestaltung wie die bekannte Leinenausgabe aufweist. Ein solch recht luxuriöser Einband ist nun besonders für die Anfangsjahre der aus der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung entstandenen Büchergilde zwar recht ungewöhnlich, aber doch sind einige Werke als Lederausgaben bekannt - sie wurden an Mitglieder, die selbst eine bestimmte Anzahl neuer Abonnenten geworben hatten, überreicht. Für mich ist allerdings kein anderes, so gebundenes Exemplar nachweisbar. - Das Buch selbst in schöner und frischer Erhaltung, der Schuber berieben und lichtrandig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      1927. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. DOGS OF CHARACTER. London & NY: Eyre & Spottiswoode and Charles Scribner 1927. 4to (8 x 11"), 1/4 vellum and printed white boards, all edges gilt, slight bit of cover soil, Fine copy. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED AND WITH A DRAWING BY HIM. The drawing is 5" wide x 2" high and is a charming picture of Cracker, Aldin's own bull terrier sleeping on a couch. Written by Aldin for children, this tells the child how to decide what breed to get, how to train the dog and goes on to relate stories about various dogs. Illustrated by him with 7 full page illustrations, 70 large partial page illustrations and 2 color plates. Simply great.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Oxford University Press, 1927 Carman, Bliss. THE OXFORD BOOK OF AMERICAN VERSE. Oxford University Press, New York, 1927. 8vo., 680pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettered at the spine, top edge gilt. A fine unique Association Copy Inscribed by Carman to first cousin & great friend, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts the grand 'Old Man' of Canadian Letters on the front free endpaper. "This book is not as good / as the Second Edition / will be, but until / then, best wishes to C. G. / Bliss". An exceptional example. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 - June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. Arguably Canada's best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World's Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 – November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets".. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Le pèse-nerfs suivi des Fragments d'un journal en enfer.

      Les cahiers du sud 1927 - - Les cahiers du sud, Marseille _1927, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale dans le commerce, un des 32 ex numérotés sur vélin, tirage de tête avec 21 Hollande. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      (London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd, September 1927).. Second printing, 4to, 250 x 190 mm, 9¾ x 7¼, illustrated throughout, 1 illustration per page with text above and below, pages printed blue, red or brown, pages not numbered but collated and guaranteed complete, brown cloth backed cream boards, black title to spine, large colour plate to upper cover showing Rupert in blue jumper talking to lizard with bicycle, brown pictorial border, 3 titles on lower cover, plain endpapers. Professionally rebacked in matching cloth with original backstrip with title and imprint laid on, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, tiny chip to edge of mounted colour plate, hardly noticeable, a little pale staining to cream area at top of upper cover, large pale stain to upper corner of lower cover, also showing on both pastedowns, occasional pale fingermark to margins, occasional tiny pale spot, 5 very small closed edge tears expertly repaired, contents very nice and bright. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a very scarce early Rupert. This is the first book of six in the series known as the Rupert Little Bear series. It was first published in 1925 in the same format but with pictorial endpapers. All titles in the series are very scarce, both firsts and reprints. See the Rupert bibliography by Lofts and Adley revised by John Beck, page 93. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      New York:: Charles Scribners,, 1927. Very Good++. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY ON TIPPED-IN SHEET FFEP. A Very Good++ hardback Second Printing in original black cloth binding with gold paper labels, black printing on cover and spine as issued. Owner inscription ffep, mild soil, foxing edges. 8vo. 232 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Men Without Women

      Scribners NY 1927. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1927. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition, first printing, weighs 16oz. Book is tight, straight and in very good condition. Moderate wear to edges, tone to gold paper labels and neat mending to inside paper joints. Non price clipped ($2.00) DJ is second state with reviews in orange bands, else same as first state. Very good with some wear to extremities and folds, spine is tanned and spotted. A newspaper promo ad featuring the 2nd printing of this title will be included. Note, ad is toned with light wear. .

      [Bookseller: Abound Book Company]
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        Harangue The trees said to the bramble come reign over us

      New York: E. P. Dutton & co, 1927. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 8vo hb dj 258 pp. binding is black cloth with pasteon title block on front cover and spine. Near fine copy, clean unmarked copy, binding tight, in VG edgeworn dj, chip at the bottom of spine. utopian or dystopian novel by a leading anti-New Deal "libertarian" journalist, who also opposed the U.S. entry into WWII. It deals fictionally with the North Dakota socialist experiment and the somewhat paradoxical support of communist movements by the super-rich.

      [Bookseller: hi+lo modern]
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        The Spring Song and In View of the Fact That. Two Stories

      San Francisco: Privately printed by The Lantern Press, Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc.,, 1927. Quarto. Original floral patterned wrappers with paper label printed in black to cover. In a black solander case. Portrait frontispiece. Wrappers rubbed and tanned with split at spine and repaired chip from front corner, a very good copy. First US edition, first printing, one of a limited edition of only 10 copies, all signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Jonathan Cape, London, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Jacket. 400 g; (8), 9-286, (2) pages in original blue cloth covered boards, with the publisher's colophon blind stamped centre to the rear panel, and gilt titling to the spine. As can be seen in the 3rd image, the cloth is worse onf the front lower spine/cover edge, and as can be seen in the 4th image, there is rubbing and chipping at the head of the spine. Previous owner's details in pencil on the front free end page. Light ageing of the page edges, and a 1.5 inch tear on the external edge of page 31/32. The American publication was called "the Sun Also Rises". As can be seen by the 1st image the book is a 1st impression, having the typographical error of "Stones" instead of the "Stories". Size: 8 vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0236723. .

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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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.. 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. First edition thus. Limited edition. Signed by Artist

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Bahnhofsbauten der Berliner Strassenbahn. I: Die Strassenbahnstadt in der Müllerstrasse; II: Die Bahnhöfe der Berliner Strassenbahn im Wechsel der Zeiten. (Cover title: Bahnhofsbauten der Berliner Strassenbahn-Betriebs G.M.B.H.).

      Bln., Otto v. Holten, n.d. [1927]. - Large 8vo. 40 pp. With 29 tipped-in plts. (incl. 9 by Willy Jaeckel, 14 photos by Emil Leitner), typography by architect Jean Krämer & Heinrich Alex. Prinz. Hardcover. Or. half vellum, yellow cloth covers with black & silver illustration & lettering on front, in typical 1920's expressionistic style. Fine/-- * Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. The book is slightly cocked. The dustwrapper has mild chipping to the spine tips and the upper front corner. Near Fine in a Very Good 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 a few days. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes, this copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page to "Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld/with the regards of/Thornton Wilder" and dated "New Hope, Penn./July 1948."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Revision of the Jurassic Cephalopod Fauna of Kachh (Cutch)

      Government of India 1927-33, Calcutta - 6 vols in 3: 945, 130 collotype plates. 4to. HB. Modern cloth with orig. printed wrappers (some torn with loss) bound in. Some wrappers incribed by author. Old stain to title-page and first few pages of pt 4. A few marginal tears repaired. Vg. A classic monograph on the fossil cephalopods (ammonites belemnites and nautili) from the western Indian province of Kutch (Kachchh, Kachh), published in Palaeontologia Indica, New Series, Vol. IX, No. 2. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. The dustwrapper has mild edgewear and short closed tears. It has been backed internally along the spine and flap folds with tissue paper for reinforcement. Also present is an early custom-made black cloth dustwrapper with a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Near Fine in a Very Good 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 a few days. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: George A. Doran, 1927. First American edition, rarest and preferred issue with the Kennington decorated endleaves which had been designed for the 1926 issue of SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM and with the additional plates and illustrations. VERY RARE ISSUE with 24 illustrations on full-page plates and with 18 b/w line cuts from the 1926 SEVEN PILLARS not in any other issue or edition of REVOLT IN THE DESERT. With a folding map in black and red tipped in at the rear of the volume. 8vo, publisher’s original tan polished buckram lettered in gilt on the spine. xvi, 335 pp. including the index. A fine and handsome copy with light evidence of age mellowing. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION WITH THE ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND THE KENNINGTON DECORATED ENDLEAVES. This is the first publicly issued text of SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM prepared by Lawrence after the private printing of that book and edited by him for the general trade. Jonathan Cape had planned a new edition of REVOLT IN THE DESERT to come out after Lawrence death, but Lawrence’s estate permitted instead the printing of the trade edition of the full text of SEVEN PILLARS instead. Thus, the work in this form was obtainable for only a very brief period of time. Copies of the book with the additional decorations and illustrations are rarely encountered.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Revolt in the Desert

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. xvi,(4),335pp. Publisher's blue cloth, leather label, gilt. Illustrated with 18 illustrations plus a frontispiece, some in color. Folding map present at rear. Large paper edition: One of 250 numbered copies. The spine is lightly sunned and the lettering label chipped at edges, the glassine protective sheet between the frontispiece and the title page is darkened with age and partially separated at the gutter, else this is a very good copy of Lawrence of Arabia's description of the Arab War.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE 1921, 1927, 1929, 1934-1937, 1939-1942 (bound in nine volumes)

      London: W. Curtis, 1927. Nine volumes each of 44 hand-coloured lithographic plates (total of 396 plates) some of which are double folding plates. Several volumes with b/w portrait frontispieces. Included are vol. 147 for the year 1921 but published in 1938 - the famous " Cory's Volume" (of which several plates are colour printed); vol. 153 for the year 1927; vol 155 for the year 1929; vol. 157 for the year 1934; vol. 158 for the year 1935 and vols. 159, 160, 162 and 163 for the years 1936, 1937, 1939 and 1940-42 respectively. The hand-coloured plates in this run of Curtis's Botanical Magazine are quite outstanding and date to a period in the Magazine's history where few copies were printed and consequently are now very scarce. These volumes are in fact rarer than those that date to the inception of the magazine in the late 18th century. It is difficult to believe that 'Curtis' was hand-coloured up until 1948 but so it was and for this collection of volumes the illustrations are both accurate and decorative, the colours vibrant and the hand-colouring of the lithographic plates so well accomplished that the final product could quite easily be mistaken for original watercolour drawings. Uniformly bound in the original brown cloth with blind stamped decoration to the boards and gilt lettering to the spines; bindings generally very good, a few a little marked, gilt bright and spines unfaded. Contents good and tight, scattered foxing, sometimes pronounced particularly to the page edges and to few letterpress pages, however the plates are generally free from spottiing and foxing; where present mostly confined to the margins, mostly to the top edges where dust marked, a few plates with more general light foxing but not consipicuous.; a couple of plates with silverfish grazing to the edges, not affecting image, but these inconspicuously repaired with Japanese tissue; a few pencil notes. A very good collection. Curtis's Botanical magazine is the most famous and influential botanical publication of its type and is still published today, making it the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, and was then succeeded by John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904), the current editor of the magazine is Martyn Rix. Many of the fine illustrations in this run are by Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. (References: Blunt;The Art of Botanical Illustration, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290.). First Edition. Hardback. Very Good. Small 4to (16 x 25cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Salles De Spectacle Et D'Auditions

      Paris Vincent Freal Et Cie. nd.1927.. fine/minute wear along porfolio + 1 tie string is missing. TEXT IN FRENCH. FROM THE COLLECTION OF EVA LE GALLIENNE WHOSE BOOKPLATE IS PASTED ON VERSO OF BACK BDS. A superb important document on theatre architecture. Issued loose in the portfolio, th e work consists of a 43pg. transcript of the Paris building codes that apply to theatres,along with 72 beige toned stiff plates illus. with beautifully printed photos,diagrams & drawings of both interiors & exteriors of theatres,cinemas,assembly & c oncert halls either built or projected by architects in France, Germany & Poland. Pub. two years after the influential Paris Exposition, the theatres are a cornucopia of the Moderne Style. 1st edition. Binding is portfolio.. FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT THEATRES ARCHITECTURE PARIS INTERIORS EXTERIORS ART DECO LE GALLIENNE MODERNE STYLE. Catalogs: Architecture, Art Deco.

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        The Dreamland Express

      London. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1927., 1927. oblong4to, 22x 27cm, 94,[2]p., colour illustrated title page & 14 full page colour plates (including 1 double page), 5 b.& w. plates, 3 text illus from photos., 36 text illustrations, colour plate laid down on the upper cover, quarter tan linen backed paper over boards, upper hinge cracked, shaken, some wear on the board edges, overall the binding is dust worn, on somewhat fragile paper the colour illustrations in particular are striking, for this book a very good copy ().

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Een Vruchtenmandje. [A Fruit Basket]

      Amsterdam: De Spieghel, 1927. Folio, [48] pages, 21 handcolored plates, All the plates are on a sturdy, thick card stock and measured 11.5 x 8 inches (29x21 cm). First edition, signed and limited. Roman numeral III of a limitation of seven copies in portfolio form, signed by Bodenheim. With an additional inscription dated 1941, signed by Bodenheim and Ansingh. There was also an edition of 100 copies, in book form, bound in a Japanese style and printed on Japon Van Gelder. Drawings by Nelly Bodenheim with rhymes by Lizzy Ansingh. Fruits, nuts and vegetables are represented, including lemons, grapes, pears, radishes, red pepper, almonds, blackberries, apricots, cherries and leeks. The vignette on the folio and many of the plates look as if they were not printed at all but rather were entirely done by hand. The illustrations are rich in color and originality, with a naive style and an accessible, wry humor. Bodenheim was a popular book illustrator in the Netherlands in the early twentieth century and she and Ansingh teamed up on numerous projects. Plates well preserved and clean. The folio ledger has light soiling on its boards and wear along its joints and flaps' cloth edges. Very good. Rare. [Worldcat locates four copies of the work in book form, none of this more limited issue; Cotsen 488 (of the issue in book form)].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Light chipping to tips of spine of dustwrapper which is slightly darkened. About Fine in Very Good or better dustwrapper. This long narrative poem is one of Jeffers's best works. This copy is SIGNED by the poet on the front free endpaper on 1 December 1927 at Tor House, Carmel, and contains the following MANUSCRIPT lines from the poem in the poet's hand: "'He is darker to himself than to me,/He is neither a child nor a man, he has no understanding./He is terrible,' he said with tranquil eyes./He intended the multiform God but it was Barclay on the hilltop---." Books signed by the poet with manuscript verse are decidedly scarce.

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        He Rather Enjoyed it

      Published by A l Burt in 1927 this is the second printing of this title One of the rarer titles and the only copy I have seen . A fine copy in a beautiful wrapper that has some closed tears on the edges.

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        The Unpublished Letters of Charles Dickens to Mark Lemon

      London - Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1927 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition copy of this volume, containing the letters of Charles Dickens to Mark Lemon, playwright and founder of Punch magazine, from 1847 to 1870. Mark Lemon's friendship with Charles Dickens was a close and long-lasting one. Although he contributed to Bentley's Miscellany while Dickens was editor, it is unlikely that the two men met until after the first issue of Punch appeared. In April 1843 Lemon was formally invited to dinner by Dickens and their friendship grew. Lemon and Punch stalwart Gilbert Beckett adapted Dickens's Chimes for the Adelphi in February 1844. The Haunted Man followed in 1848. A shared passion for amateur theatricals cemented their friendship. Lemon appeared as Brainworm and Dickens as Bobadil in Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, which played at the Royalty and at the St James Theatre in the autumn of 1845. The production was transferred to Manchester and Liverpool in the summer of 1847, and in the following year the play was revived in London, alternating with The Merry Wives of Windsor, in which Lemon appeared as Falstaff alongside Dickens. During the more lengthy provincial tour that followed Lemon and Dickens supplemented their Shakespearian repertoire with roles in various farces. In a campaign to raise funds for the Guild of Literature and Art, Lemon and Dickens appeared again in Jonson's play at Lytton's Knebworth in November 1850, and in the following May, after a performance in Lytton's Not So Bad As We Seem, Lemon joined Dickens in Mr Nightingale's Diary, a piece that they had co-written. Further provincial tours followed late in 1851 and in 1852. Lemon also took part in productions at Dickens's small private theatre in Tavistock House, notably in Wilkie Collins's melodramas The Lighthouse and The Frozen Deep. Lemon and his family had become frequent visitors to Dickens's home since the latter had moved to Tavistock House in November 1851, though the new neighbours were already fellow members of a weekly walking club, had taken nocturnal strolls around London together, and had been on excursions, such as a tour of Salisbury Plain in 1848. In the following year Dickens submitted his one and only contribution to Punch (an attack on the suburban water supply), but Lemon deemed it unsuitable. The end of Lemon's long friendship with Dickens came in 1858 when Lemon neglected to publish in Punch his friend's proclamation outlining the reasons for a separation from his wife, Catherine, who had been advised by Lemon. The two men were eventually reconciled in 1867. Including four folded facsimiles of the letters. This edition was printed ina limited quantity of five hundred and twenty-five, so this is a very rare edition. Condition: In a cloth binding with marbled boards. Externally, very smart, with just some minor shelfwear only. Internally, tightly bound. The pages are very bright and clean, with virtually no spotting at all. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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