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        Le Morte DArthur

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

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

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        Complete run of Transition, 27 issues bound in 10 books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Forlorn River

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

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

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

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

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

      [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.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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

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      1927. 1. HENDERSON,ARTHUR. ORIGINAL ART: TWINKIE TOWN TALES (vol. 2). This is a large fabulous fairy watercolor, ink and tempera by Henderson that appears as the double-page wrap-around front and back covers of Twinkie Town Tales Book No. 2 by Carlyle Emery, published in St. Louis by Hamilton Brown Co. 1927. The image measures 26" wide x 18" matted and framed to 36 x 27" and is in fine condition. Depicted is a grand feast of the cherubic elves called Twinkies - 19 of them are sitting at a table feasting on cake and a huge cherry. The entire surface of the paper is covered with vibrant colors and the image is absolutely irresistable. The title lettering is in the upper right corner reading "Twinkie Town Tales BOOK 2". The image appears greatly reduced in the book.

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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]

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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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