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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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..

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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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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        The A B C of Aesthetics

      Boni and Liveright, NY 1927 - First Edition. 271pp. Very good hardback in publisher's cloth backed decorated boards. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise internally very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armi da fuoco. Caccia - Tiro - Difesa.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1927, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela, tagli rossi, pp. XX-528 + 16 pagine pubblicitarie in fine e con 242 fig. n.t. Prima edizione, rara.

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        Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de L'Ensorceleuse de Yves Mora.

      Arthème Fayard 1927 Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de L'Ensorceleuse de Yves Mora, n°195 du Livre Populaire, Arthème Fayard, mai 1927. Exécutée sur un carton Canson lavis A à grain satiné de format 17 x 25 cm (marges comprises ; le dessin fait 15 x 24), signées par l'artiste. La cartouche du titre fait partie du dessin original ; un macaron avec le prix de vente est collé. Un papier calque monté sur le haut du canson vient protéger le dessin. Magnifique composition, typique de l'art populaire de Starace, utilisant le motif suggestif et mélodramatique de l'enlèvement. Magnifique état. Giocchino Starace (1859 ? 1950), dit Gino Starace, fut le célèbre illustrateur de la collection du « Livre Populaire » des éditions Arthème Fayard, il en fit un nombre impressionnant de couvertures, choisissant très souvent une scène majeure, violente, étrange, émouvante, du roman, ou bien un portrait saisi dans un sentiment de colère, d'effarement, de terreur. Starace, dit-on, lisait souvent les textes pour choisir la scène qu'il allait composer. Natif de Naples, ce dessinateur italien a dominé presque un demi-siècle de littérature populaire française, grâce à une technique classique irréprochable au service des débordements du genre. Dans Lisibilité, emphase, narrativité (in Tapis Franc n°1, 1988), Daniel Couégnas montre que Starace perçut « la nécessité vitale qui commandait que l'illustration de couverture, cette affiche publicitaire en réduction fût saisie instantanément, appréhendée, déchiffrée de manière univoque par le regard afin de provoquer désir ou curiosité, conditions nécessaires d'une lecture ultérieure du roman ». Il précise que « la force de Starace, c'est sa capacité de synthétiser en une scène les stéréotypes qui renvoient immédiatement le lecteur moyen, médiocrement instruit, à un déjà-lu, ou un déjà-vu, tant historique que dramatique ou psychologique. » Son classicisme marié aux excès mélodramatiques, le choix de couleurs vives, la dynamique du mouvement et l'emphase constituent sa griffe qui culmine avec la folie surréaliste de la série à 65 centimes des Fantômas de Pierre Souvestre et Marcel Allain. Relevons aussi de grands textes de Gaston Leroux (Chéri-Bibi), les Pardaillan de Michel Zévaco, la saga de Rocambole de Ponson du Terrail, Naz-en-l'Air de Souvestre et Allain Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        The Law of Aviation

      Matthew Bender & Co. 1927 - Maroon boards, some edgewear, inscribed on the first blank page by Rowland Fixel. Stains on the first few pages before the table of contents , does not get into the text. Solid binding, overall good plus condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
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        The Dynasts. An Epic-Drama of the War with Napoleon, in Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, & One Hundred & Thirty Scenes. The Time Covered in the Action Being About Ten Years. Part First

      London: Macmillan, 1927. Large paper edition. Fine/printed dust jackets. Large quarto.

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        transition. No. 2 and 3

      Shakespeare and Co., May & June, Paris 1927 - Two issued bound together by Bayntun in full tan calf with gilt frames, ornate gilt spine panels with gilt-stamped title on a black morocco label, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pp. 185, [5] adverts; [183], [6] adverts, 2 double-sided black & white plates in No. 2 and also in No. 3. Bound without the original wrappers and without the half-title to No. 3, pages tanned as usual. Joints rubbed, outer corner of No. 3 title-page missing with loss to the year, professionally repaired. A beautifully bound, handsome copy of two early issues of this important literary review produced in Paris in the twenties. Sylvia Beach in her book "Shakespeare and Company, talks of 'transition': "All the best Anglo-Saxon and European work of the period appeared in it, much of it for the first time. Of all the reviews I came in contact with, 'transition' was the most vital, the longest-lived, and the review that I felt was most intelligently devoted to the interests of new writing." Contributors include: James Joyce, Gottfried Benn, Elliot Paul, Rainer Maria Rilke, Kay Boyle, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Morley Callaghan, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Pavel Tchelitcheff, Laura Riding, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hélène et Touglas, ou les Joies de Paris - DESSIN ORIGINAL de Jean-Emile LABOUREUR

      Au Sans Pareil, Paris 1927 - - PRESENTATION : Dessin original encadré, étude préparatoire au frontispice de l'ouvrage Hélène et Touglas. - TECHNIQUE : Crayons sur papier, oeuvre originale et unique de l'artiste. - SIGNATURE : Signé en bas à droite avec dédicace. - SUPPORT : Papier. - DIMENSIONS : 13 x 18 cm. - CADRE : Baguette bois et passepartout 35 x 45 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Dessin original offert par Laboureur au peintre Raymond Besse en 1933. Ce dessin est l'étude pour la gravure en frontispice de l'ouvrage "Helene et Touglas" publié en 1927. Dessin seul, sans l'ouvrage (possibilité d'avoir l'ouvrage au prix de 100euros). - ETAT : Excellent, Petites usures au cadre.

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        Emily&#39;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. &#39;I shouldn&#39;t wonder if Emily took her place in due time among the immortal children of literature,&#39; says Isabel Paterson, N. Y. Herald-Tribune.", from the rear flap.

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        Men Without Women

      Hardcover, Very Good, Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1927 on the title and copyright pages. Scribner's Seal is present on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with gold paper labels at the front board and spine. Page number 3 is in perfect type. The book weighs more than 15.8 ounces. In the dust jacket priced at $2.00. Second issue jacket with reviews at the front panel. One of only 7, 650 copies. {ref: Hanneman A7a, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good+, soft shelf wear, very light spots on the boards, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap, second issue jacket with reviews at the front panel, shelf wear and chipping, darkening, tear and paper loss at the jacket spine, light spots.

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        Harangue The trees said to the bramble come reign over us

      E. P. Dutton & co, New York 1927 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1927 Bramah, Ernest. MAX CARRADOS MYSTERIES. London: Hodder, 1927. First Edition [not published in the US]. 8vo., 318pp., publisher&#39;s blue cloth covered boards with black titles to cover & spine. A near fine example considered &#39;the scarcest Carrados title&#39; - Penzler Encylopedia of Mystery & Detection, 1976 pp 94-95, 25 rare works of detective fiction. The great collector David Symberlist&#39;s copy sold at Sothebys in 1966 to a collector [Landfried] with his plain heavy white paper protective dustwrapper with his neat hand-lettered titles & notes on the upper cover & spine - in part: "Purchased October 10th, 1966 at Southebys from the collection of David Symberlist, Esq [Rare $200]" Provenance: Nettlefold / Symberlist 1927 - 1966, Landfried 1966, Kaye [1982-4], Woolvin to 1990. [F.J. Nettleford name dated October, 1927 neatly penned on the ffe. A very significant example. $1275. 1st Edition.

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      - Sevilla. Laboratorio de Arte. Univ. de Sevilla. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Imp. La Gavidia. Fototipia Hauser y Menet (Madrid) 1927 ¿ 1929. 48x32 cm. T. I, 100 láminas numeradas, falto del índice de las explicaciones. Contenido: Catedral de Sevilla * Santiponce - San Isidoro * Iglesia de la Caridad. * T. II, 10 folios de índice de explicaciones + láminas de la número 101 a la 200. Falto de las láminas núms. 113, 117, 125 a la 143, 145 a la 151, 160. En total 27 láms. contenido: Catedral de Sevilla * Santa M.ª de Lebrija * San Nicolas de Murcia * Catedral de Cuenca * Iglesia de San Anton de Granada * Catedral de Málaga * Iglesia de Villamartín. * T. III, 5 folios de índice de explicaciones + láminas de la 201 a la 226. Falto de las láminas números 211 a la 226, en total 16 láms. Contenido: Colegiata de Jerez de la Frontera y el de la Merced de Cádiz. Las láminas en fototipia y cartulina. Cada tomo en carpeta cartoné tela y estuche de cartoné tela, un poco sucio, títulos en rojo. Colección casi completa de las 226 láms. que la compone. Muy buen estado de las láminas. Las ilustraciones que se acompañan, solamente se reproduce la mitad de lámina, por no caber entera en el escáner. # arte G [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Torreón de Rueda]
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        Negro Drawings

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1927. Spine ends very lightly rubbed, top and fore-edge else fine. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        The Sins of the Fathers [Der Eid des Stefan Huller]

      Payson and Clarke New York: Payson and Clarke. 1927. First. First American edition, translated from the German by Sara J.I. Lawson. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with slight wear at the top of the front panel. The first chapters of this novel were filmed several times, most influentially in 1925 as Variete (or Variety in the U.S.) directed by Ewald Andre Dupont, and featuring Emil Jennings as Boss Huller, confessing his crimes to the prison warden. .

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