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        Betes & Cie

      Kra, Editeur, Paris 1927 - Sewn signatures bound into printed wrappers with French-fold flaps. Illustrated throughout with black and white lithographic vignettes. There is a bit of wear to the head and heel of the spine, with a closed tear 1 inch long along the head of the spine panel at rear panel edge; modest dustsoil over all. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        October in Belorussia (Original Painting)

      1927. Fine. October in Belorussia - Original Painting capturing the Pogroms and the urgency of Jewish migration& & AKSELROD, Meer. October in Belorussia. 1927. Original watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper. Image measures 12 inches x 19 inches; framed 24 inches x 30 inches. Initialed on the front by the artist and signed on the verso with an additional pencil sketch of a nude. Excellent condition. Elegantly framed. & & ONE OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED MODERN RUSSIAN JEWISH ARTISTS, Meer Akselrod (1902-1970) was born in Molodechno, a small “shtetl” in Belorussia not far from Vitebsk, the native town of Marc Chagall. Like Chagall the images of his Jewish village upbringing have served as inspiration for much of his work. The years immediately following the Russian Revolution were a golden age for the arts in that nation. Painting, literature, music and theatre were all supported and encouraged. Meer Akselrod (known as Mark to his friends) benefited greatly from this artistic spring. Unfortunately by the 1930’s the avant-garde was no longer favored and artists were forced to conform to the dictates of Socialist Reform or leave the country as did Chagall and Kandinsky. Akselrod went underground instead and began to paint more realistic imagery. His Jewish content made him always a figure of controversy with the communist regime. & & ILLUMINATING HIS NATIVE SHTETL. At the time of this painting the artist was in his mid-twenties and it is one of a series that he completed over the course of several years that illuminated his native “shtetl”. Belorussia had long been a target of murderous pogroms as the Jews there, always subject to economic polarization, ethnic inequality and religious intolerance, were understandably receptive to revolutionary ideas. The early “October” massacres of the 20th century (1903-05) were never to be forgotten. This painting portrays a crowded street scene of frantic villagers pushing carts, carrying children and large sacks of belongings and food. There is a fervent sense of movement. They are rushing to leave, to escape. In the background is what appears to be a soldier on horseback rounding up an indistinct group of villagers. A horrible sense of irony accompanies this image from the hindsight of the 21st century for in 1943 over 16,000 Jews were killed in Belorussia.& & The illustrated biographical book Meer Akselrod by Elena Akselrod: Jerusalem, 1993. contains this reference on page 32: “… as a student in the faculty of the graphic arts, Akselrod chose gouache and tempera as the media for his diploma work. Akselrod’s diploma work was studies for large-scale murals on the theme October in Belorussia. These many-figured compositions were to depict the capture of factories and estates, political meetings and so forth. In 1935 Akselrod was commissioned to do murals for Government House in Minsk. Using his gouaches of 1927 as a starting point, the artist did a series of new studies. This work was never completed, though Akselrod did paint the canvas, The Capture of the Estate.” Plate 36 reproduced in this book, White Poles in Minsk [1927] is from this same series.& & PROVENANCE: An inscription, signed R.[Rivka] Rubina, (the artist’s wife and an important Yiddish author in Russia) is placed near the nude sketch on the verso of the painting. It states that this piece was given as a gift to Ella Minukhin. After Minukhin’s death it reverted to Elena Akselrod, his daughter, from whom this work was purchased.

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      Paris, [New York]: Shakespeare and Company, [by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger for Samuel Roth and Max Roth], 1927, [1929]. The very rarely encountered true First American Edition (unauthorized), preceding the authorized edition by some five years and the first printing in England by seven years. Small 4to, in a handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter navy blue morocco over blue cloth covered boards, the spine featuring three elegant compartments with red morocco inlaid fleur-de-lis within a densely gilt-stippled field, two further compartments gilt lettered, each compartment gilt ruled and divided by gilt-stippled raised bands, additional gilt lettering at the tale, endpapers marbled, t.e.g, (6), 735 pp. A very nice copy in contemporary binding, the paper still quite fresh, clean and bright, the binding is handsome in spite of some light age wear along the edges and tips. SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (UNAUTHORIZED). The most important novel of the twentieth century . ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute, consciously or unconsciously, to Joyce's influence. Burgess as well pronounced it the greatest single work in the English literature of this century, and he is not alone in that opinion. According to James Spoerri, "This fortunate combination of printer and publisher resulted in the appearance of ULYSSES as a book whose physical aspect is particularly suited to its content. It is (an)... inviting volume, the blue and white of its covers subtly evocative of the Greece whose epic it so closely parallels" (quoted in the catalogue for the Garden Sale, Sotheby's 1989). “This pirated edition of ULYSSES is discussed at some length by R.F. Roberts in his pioneer article, “Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’,” in the “Colophon”, New York, NS. 1.4 (Spring, 1936) 565-579. Among the many points in which this piracy differs from the legitimate (Shakespeare and Co.) printing are the misprint “Jonthan” for Jonathan” (p.[2]), the reversal of the position of the fly title and divisional numeral I, the absence of title and author on the spine, and a very large number of typographical errors. On p. 323 of this piracy, for example, l.29 of the legitimate edition is inverted and inserted as the third line from the bottom. Roberts also states that “The pagination is the same but the type font is perceptibly smaller; the paper is a considerably heavier stock and the book is consequently about one-eighth of an inch thicker.” This edition is not a copy of the photographic reproduction mentioned by Joyce in his letter to Bennett A Cerf, April 2, 1932, printed in the 1934 Random House edition of ULYSSES (A 21), but a piracy from new plates. The photographic reproduction mentioned by Joyce almost certainly never existed. Copies of this pirated edition reached Paris and were imported into the United States as genuine copies. One of these, sent by Joyce to Bennett A. Cerf of Random House, was used in setting up the first authorized American edition of ULYSSES. This pirated edition...was printed by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger...for Samuel Roth, publisher of “Two World and Two Worlds Monthly, and his brother Max Roth. It was unauthorized by Joyce and sold illegally in the United States. Many copies of this piracy were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice on October 5, 1929.” Slocum and Cahoon 28-29

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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927 First edition, limited to 1000 copies signed by Lindbergh. Publisher note laid in. Light wear to the spine, a few tiny stains and light toning to spine, else a very bright and clean copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        COPPER SUN

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1927. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. And ex-library with most marking removed. Catagory inked to spine. First Edition stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        ALS of Robert J Cairns, Maryknoll Catholic Mission, December 31, 1927

      One page typed letter on Maryknoll Mission Headquarters letterhead, together with three contemporary photographs from China. A brief account of the Communist party led Canton Uprising of December 11, 1927 by Maryknoll priest Robert Cairns, who was attached to a Catholic mission in "Sun Chong", which was Guangdong Province at the time. Father Cairns writes that he was "caught up in the maelstrom" when the revolt occurred. "They killed burned and plundered -- it was horrible, and you may well believe that I am thankful to be away from the place. Canton may be a fine city, if you mean Canton, Ohio. ... Father Verdier, the Jesuit Superior of Nanking, whose two companions were recently killed and who himself barely escaped with his life was in Canton for a rest! And a fine rest it was -- but he was with the six priests who got away from Canton the second day of the trouble. The first morning I tried to go to the Hongkong train, when ten soldiers held me up at the point of their rifles. Then I suddenly changed my mind (a Scotch privilege, for it doesn't cost anything) I felt the urge not to go -- and I 'obeyed that impulse'. Returned to the mission, we saw smoking buildings to the north and south of us, not far from the Cathedral. Motor buses and autos were commandeers [sic] by the looting 'Reds', who terrorized the people. At night the city was aglow with huge buildings set afire by these terrible men. Over 2000 refugees escaped on our river boat to Hongkong." The Canton Uprising was an abortive attempt by the Chinese Communists Party, led in part by Russian agents, to take power by force of arms and turn Canton into a Soviet style municipality. The uprising lasted only 2 days; its failure came to be known as the "Paris Commune of the East", and caused some members of the Chines Communist Party, including Mao Zedong, to start to question the methods and strategy of the Comintern in the Chinese Revolution. Father Cairns spent many years in China; he was captured in World War II on Sancian Island by the Japanese. Single page, 4to, folded for mailing. With contemporary note at the bottom of the letter in an unknown hand; with the original mailing envelope, with Catholic Mission Sun Chong, China return address. The three black and white photographs are of contemporary Chinese people.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      Grosset & Dunlap. Colorful dustjacket art- orange eyes/green background, minor edgewear, slight chips top/bottom spine not affecting lettering. Mylar protected. Ad rear for a play. Orange boards, clean. 354 pgs. "Was He Beast, Man. or Vampire?" "Most Sensational Mystery Novel of the Day!" nd c. 1927 very nice copy of classic.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Horror.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        The Chester Play of the Deluge

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press., 1927. Bookplate of Walter Kupfer. Original red buckram,spine giltlettered. iv,16 pp. Ten wood engravings,with original loose tissue guards. Spine sunned, else fine. First Edition thus; # 149 of 275 copies. Edward Hodnett says,"as original a series of illustrations as any in an English book." Douglas Cleverdon wrote of David Jones's work as an engraver: "Although he never attained..the greatest technical mastery in the conventional sense,his prints are nearly always distinguished by their excellence of design,personal commitment,and absolute individuality. At their peak,in the 'Deluge' and 'Ancient Mariner' sets,they are major achievements of book illustration." [Chanticleer 52. Franklin,p. 308.] . Illus. by Jones David. Large 4to.

      [Bookseller: Adlitem]
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        List of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1758–1834

      London: Constable & Company Ltd. [vols. 2 & 3]; Phillimore & Co. Ltd. [vols. 3 & 4],, 1927-46. Alphabetically Arranged and Annotated with Biographical and Genealogical Notices by … 4 volumes octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spines, blind banding to covers. Slightly rubbed, short splits at the heads of two spines, lower board of vol. I a little creased, neat and not unattractive collector's bookplates to the front pastedowns, but overall very good indeed. First editions. Extremely uncommon and indispensable reference. There was a hiatus of 18 years between the publication of volumes II and III; the final two volumes were issued in a limited edition; and in any case it is believed that no more than 500 copies of the first two volumes were produced.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Country Life.London.,1927. Second edition,revised.The best edition.Folio.Fully illustarted throughout with hundreds of beautiful photographs.A very good+ copy in original green cloth boards with different shade of green cloth spine,lettered in gilt.Previous owners bookplate otherwise a very good,clean,bright copy.Uncommon in this condition.This second edition describes itself as "to all intents a new book.The sectional prefaces have been entirley rewrtiien,fresh sections have been inserted,such as that on overgrowth,and the old ones have been pruned and supplemented.About fifty per cent.of the illustrations are fresh."A lovely copy of one of the most beautiful garden books of the twentieth century.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Complete Works of Robert Burns

      London,: Waverley Book Company, 1927.. Ten volumes, octavo, titles in red and black, photogravure illustrations including ten frontispieces and 54 landscapes and portraits, 4 facsimiles, some folding, crisp; a very good set in quarter red pebbled morocco with matching red cloth boards, spines lightly sunned, gilt. An attractive set of the works of Robert Burns, a pioneer of the Romantic Movement. The set includes six volumes of poetry and four volumes of his correspondence, some material of which had not been published before.The set includes an essay on Burns' life, genius and achievement by W.E. Henley, the English poet and critic and an introduction by the Scottish novelist John Buchan.Illustrated with many beautiful photogravures from original photographs arranged and taken by Charles S. Olcott, known also for his book The Lure of the Camera (1914). The photos are said to have been taken "during a thorough exploration of the Burns country undertaken for this express purpose in the summer of 1926" (Publisher's note).From the British edition of 250; a mixed set.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Pruebas de Nueva-York

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Málaga: Imp. Sur, (En la cubierta. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe), 1927.- 68 p.: ilustrado con dibujos de Moreno Villa; 4º (23 cm.); Plena Piel chagrén, lomo dorado, estuche, conservando cubierta anterior original.- En impecable estado. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The War Chief - 1st Edition

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1927. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A smart First Edition/First Printing, orange cloth with dark brown lettering and Apache profile in Fine condition with minor rubbing to extremities in Near Fine, with light soiled dust-jacket with closed tear to rear fold. Dust-jacket illustration by Paul Stahr as in the magazine appearance (April 16th, 1927) . Zeuschner 822 ; "This is one of the most impressive Indian stories that has ever been written in recent years. Different from the usual Burroughs tales of wierd [sic] fantasy it not only has trills and excitement galore but it shows us the beauty and grandeur of the life of the red man when he roamed the plains" (from the dust-jacket) .

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        Art & Love

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon (Printed at the Golden Cockerel Press), 1927. Edition limited to 260 copies, this being number 75, signed by the author. Black cloth, gilt spine title, pp. 26, 6 inserted illustrations by Gill, top edge only trimmed, others deckled. Interior bright and crisp, covers lightly scuffed and rubbed, otherwise a very good plus copy of this scarce book. . Signed and Numbered By Author. 1st Limited Edition. Cloth. Very Good +. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British editions, mixed printings

      This is a full, mixed printing set of The World Crisis, comprising Thornton Butterworth volumes issued in 1927 and Macmillan & Co. volumes issued in 1941.  The British first edition of Churchill's history of The First World War was originally published by Thornton Butterworth as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Many consider the British edition, with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page, aesthetically superior to the U.S.  Here is a full set of British mixed printings.  The first four volumes, covering the war years 1911-1918, are all 1927 printings of the British first edition.  1911-1914 is the first edition, seventh printing.  1915 is the first edition, fifth printing.  1916-1918 Part 1 is first edition, second printing.  1916-1918 Part 2 is first edition, fourth printing.   The final two volumes - The Aftermath and The Unknown War - are first edition look-alikes issued by Macmillan, which acquired the rights to several Churchill books after Thornton Butterworth went under in 1940. In 1941, Macmillan issued both The Aftermath and The Unknown War from British first edition plates.  The Unknown War is a quite scarce and collectable edition in its own right; Macmillan issued a single impression of just 600 copies.  Both volumes are similar to their British first edition counterparts and so serve as substitutes when assembling a set.  Overall condition of this set is very good.  All six volumes retain clean and tight original navy cloth bindings with bright spine gilt and quite respectable shelf presentation, with varying degrees of light wear, mostly confined to extremities.  The 1911-1914 and 1915 volumes are notable for exceptionally bright and clean bindings, the 1911-1914 volume bearing transfer browning on the endpapers consistent with dust jacket flaps, indicating that it was likely long protected by its original dust jacket, now lost.  The contents of all six volumes are internally bright.  The sole previous ownership marks in the set are a wartime gift inscription (dated 1945) on the ffep of The Aftermath and a small London bookseller sticker affixed to the front pastedown of the same volume.  Spotting appears confined to the page edges of the first five books with the exception of 1916-1918 Part 1, which shows intermittent internal spotting as well.  The scarcest volume in the set - the Macmillan issue of The Unknown War, is a very good copy.  The binding is square and tight with bright spine gilt, minor wear at extremities, slight wrinkling of the spine cloth, and slight mottling of the cloth at the bottom edge of the front cover.  The contents of The Unknown War show no spotting and no previous ownership marks of any kind, with age-toning of the page edges.  Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).i, A69.2(II).e, A69.2(III-1).b, A69.2(III-2).d, A69.12.a, A69.13; Woods/ICS A31(ab), A31(g) & A31(h), Langworth p.105, 122 & 123.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Bunker at the Fifth

      William Hodge & Co., Edinburgh and Glasgow 1927 - First edition. Black cloth titled in red. Illustrated. Owner name on the front fly, foxing on the foredge that encroaches a little on some pages, else near fine lacking the dustwrapper. A rare golf mystery. Reportedly only one jacketed copy is known. *Donovan and Murdoch* 1520. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      New York:: Robbins - Engel,, 1927. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY EVA JESSYE. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing bound in floral and check patterned cloth with printed paper title label spine and front cover. Cover edge wear. 4to. 81 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      1927. Softcover. 203 x 70 mm (8 x 2 3/4"). The drawing measuring:. In a pleasing 464 x 318 mm. (18 1/4 x 12 1/2") wooden frame. Original pen and ink drawing of a bearded Chaucer sitting in a tree writing his "Troilus." With titling in pencil on mount: "Museum study of modern book illustration by Eric Gill" (not in Gill's hand). Skelton P-444. A few spots of faint foxing, otherwise A FINE SPECIMEN, clean and bright. This tall, thin illustration appears three times in the borders of the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde" (pp. 179, 243, and 310). The composition is fanciful, yet somehow it seems a convincing portrait of the writer at work. Characterized by Glaister as someone "whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide," Eric Gill (1882-1940) was a type designer, sculptor, and artist whose art déco style was well suited for engravings. He began working as a letterer in 1906, and only gradually turned to drawing and engraving. He did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including celebrated work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Canterbury Tales," and, as here, "Troilus and Criseyde"). Our pen and ink study for "Troilus" was perhaps used in an exhibition on modern book illustration, as alluded to in the pencilled note.

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen, 1927. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); publisher's pictorial red cloth boards, stamped in gilt on spine and covers; dustjacket; top edge gilt; 103pp. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. A bright, Near Fine copy in original printed dustwrapper, slightly toned on spine and with small areas of discoloration to front panel. Still a crisp, unworn example, VG+ to Near Fine. A pleasant copy of hte First trade edition, following the limited issue. & & The third of Milne's perennially popular books for children, chronicling the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, and Winnie-the-Pooh. The perfect birthday gift for the six-year-old who has everything.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      London, Methuen, 1927.. FIRST EDITION 1927, 8vo, original publisher's deep rose pink de luxe morocco, double ruled gilt border with floral ornament to corners and gilt vignette at centre to upper cover, gilt floral decoration, 5 gilt vignettes, gilt rules and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, illustrated pink endpapers, pages: x, (2), 103. Illustrated throughout by E.H. Shepard. Just very slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, a touch of fading to spine. No inscriptions, a near Fine wonderful tight clean copy. Lacking original box and now housed in a Fine sturdy custom-made clamshell box lined in deep pink velvet, covered in dark red cloth with gilt rules, title, author and publisher to spine. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and pictorial designs to boards gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription, partial tanning to half-title and final leaf, slight rubbing to the tips, but a bright copy in the mildly soiled jacket with a closed tear to top edge. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lyme Regis A Retrospect

      London, Hatchards,, 1927. Small quarto. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With plans, portraits and illustrations. Light foxing to preliminaries, edges slightly rubbed. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Signed on the front free endpaper by J. R. R. Tolkien, who holidayed in Lyme Regis as a child and then later with his own family. Anyone interested in the topography of Middle Earth will be struck by the parallels with the famous dizzingly vertiginous cliffs of Lyme Regis.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tristram. Autograph Manuscript (Fair Copy) of the first Stanza of "Tristram" (20 lines), with ANS from Mark Van Doren dated 4 December 1938 attesting that Robinson wrote this stanza in 1927 for Mark Van Doren's work on Robinson, "Edwin Arlington Robinson", where it is reproduced in facsimile

      n.p., 1927. Small 4to. . Matted, laid into a blue cloth drop box

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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.

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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"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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