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        The King's Henchman. A Play in Three Acts

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1927 - "A lyric drama of Saxon England, a play of rare beauty dealing with a story of profound passion and treacherous love" Artist's Edition, Number 73 of 500 copies signed by the Author and Composer Deems Taylor. 8vo. Containing 3 Original Etchings of Joseph Urban's Stage Sets. Folding musical score signed by Deems Taylor lower right. 132 pp. Linen spine, paper label and boards. Very fine with torn box (splitting but holding) Bookplate of Lucy Bernard Heinman and auction house description pasted onto flyleaf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Vol. 18 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens.Howard Beach and Ozone Park

      Sanborn Map Company, New York 1927 - This volume includes Shore Parkway (Belt Parkway) and Conduit Avenue intersection and the Aqueduct Racetrack. Maps also show the original Spring Creek Basin reaching inland as far as Conduit Avenue, and the original shoreline along Jamaica Bay. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 74 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Salome.

      Dutton, New York 1927 - Illustrations by John Vassos. 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/2 purple crushed morocco and decorative gold and purple boards. New York: Dutton, (1927). Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Autobiography of a Border Policeman : a Narrative of War and Adventure in Bechuanaland and Matabeleland / by H. L. Stevens

      London : H. F. & G. Witherby 1927 - Physical desc. : 320p ; 23cm. Subjects; Police - Botswana - Biography. Border patrols - Botswana. Very good copy in the original gilt-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. 320 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1927]. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black and yellow. Engraved frontispiece. Very lightly rubbed at extremities but generally fresh, spine rolled, spotting to endpapers, early leaves, and edges of text block. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "J. T. Dalladay, with greetings from his friend R. Austin Freeman, 24th April 1927". This volume comprises six short stories, all linked by the protagonist's efforts to locate a hidden treasure.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les jeunes visiteurs *

      Mermod, Lausanne 10.1927. - Broché 26 x 20, couverture verte décorée rempliée. Dos et tranches insolés. Traduit par Maurice Sachs, préfacé par lui-même et Jean Cocteau, cette oeuvre d'une fillette de 9 ans fut pré publié dans la revue "Le roseau d'or". Il est pratiquement impensable d'en trouver un exemplaire d'une égale fraîcheur à sa prose vu la fragilité du papier de recouvrure, le dos verdoyant étant toujours plus ou moins passé ( même l'ombre le ferait pâlir). Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, après 17 Vieux Japon, 20 Auvergne et 25 Chine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        THE WOMEN AT POINT SUR

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Very Good Plus/Clear Mylar (Custom). 175 pages. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards with front cover design and spine titling in gilt. INSCRIBED by Robinson Jeffers in ink on the front free endpaper to Carleton Smith, "Inscribed for Carleton Smith. Dear Carleton - You asked which poem of mine I liked best. - I think this one - (except of course the latest, which is not yet finished - it will be called The Double Axe) - I think, on the whole, this one. But nobody else does. Cordially, Robin. Tor House, Carmel. - March 7, 1947." Carleton Smith (1908 -1984) was an educator, musicologist and journalist and the Director of the National Arts Foundation. He taught at the University of Illinois, DePaul Unitversity and Oxford. He was the music editor of Esquire and European correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. Smith's papers are at the Lilly Library, University of Indiana. A lightly rubbed VERY GOOD PLUS copy, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. A nice association copy.

      [Bookseller: Hardy Books]
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        The Cat and The Canary.

      Jacobson Hodgkinson Corporation. New York (1927) - First Photoplay Edition, illustrated with scenes from the Universal Picture directed by Paul Leni and starring Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale. Original color illustrated wrappers. Extremely scarce and early Horror genre photoplay. Very Good plus, minor paper loss to spine ends, general edge wear and pages with age toning. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        THE MOFFAT TUNNEL OF COLORADO, AN EPIC OF EMPIRE; VOLUMES ONE AND TWO

      Denver, CO: Wahlgreen Publishing Company, 1927 Number 157 of an unknown number of copies of the limited issue, signed by McMechen on a special limitation page. Authorized by resolution of the Moffat Tunnel Commission. A history of the building of the Moffat Tunnel through the Rocky Mountain Continental Divide by the Moffat Railroad. A total of 580 pages with photographs, tables and diagrams. Pages bulk thicker and printed on a better quality paper than the trade issue. Bound in original full black leather with lettering in gilt. Both volumes are fine in fine and bright dust jackets. Both are housed within the publisher's paper covered slipcase with case lid. The two volumes are as new and appear to have never left the slipcase. The slipcase shows a little wear and has been professionally repaired. A stunning set seldom found in an entact slipcase with lid.. Signed. First edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Nell'Inaugurazione d'una epigrafe in memoria di Margherita di Savoia sul prospetto del Palazzo già dei Principi di Venosa oggi Nugari in Albano Laziale. 4 Novembre 1926.

      Pinci, Roma 1927 - Un volume in 4° (25 x 31); cartonato editoriale; piena pergamena, titoli oro e fregi. ; pag. 52; testo in cornice rossa, capolettera silografici; 7 tavole fotografiche applicate alla pagina protette da velina; testo introduttivo di Saverio Kambo. Rara edizione di soli 200 esemplari numerati: IL NOSTRO E' L'ESEMPLARE NUMERO 1, destinato al Re d'Italia, con dedicatoria ad personam. ETICHETTA DELLA BIBLIOTECA REALE APPLICATA AL DORSO. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Un essai sur Stendhal *

      Mermod, sans lieu 28.2.1927. - Broché 28 x 20, couverture imprimée rempliée, dos muet. Quelques rares et légères piqûres. Véritable première édition de ce texte destiné à figurer en préface de "Lucien Leuwen" dans les oeuvre publiées chez Édouard Champion. Un élégant portrait de Valéry par Auberjonois ouvre ce recueil qui se termine par la liste des destinataires de sept exemplaires nominatifs (sur onze annoncés).Une petit portrait photographique anonyme de l'auteur y est joint, qui aurait pu servir de modèle au peintre pour le frontispice, le verso du cliché portant un mention manuscrite à l'encre verte "Eté 1926". Chouette truffe. Édition originale. L'un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, seul tirage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        COLLECTED POETICAL WORKS (Complete in Two Volumes)

      London: Harper and Brothers. Fine with no dust jacket. 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; Published circa 1927 London and New York. Green cloth with paper labels. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Grass Blades from a Cinnamon Garden (SIGNED)

      Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Advertiser Press, 1927. Signed by author/artist on half-title page. Light rubbing at edges of red paper covers, bound with intact original green string. Three-part red paper-covered folding slipcase with rubs, and panels are separated at hinges. Spine panel piece is laid in. Original two ivory closure pieces of slipcase are intact. Slipcase and book lined with gold-flecked orange paper. Both book and slipcase with white paste-on labels with black embossed lettering and red 'chop' mark of author. Beautiful decorative B&W bookplate of prev. owner on inside of front panel of slipcase and on first blank page of book. Poetry wih Korean and Japanese influence by poet and artist Lilian May Miller (1895-1943). Illus. with four tipped-in original woodblock prints in color (5-1/2 inches by 3-3/4 inches). 88 pp. Included ephemera originally paper clipped to first few pages of book: newspaper article (c. late 1930's) with photo announcing Lilian May Miller arriving in San Francisco, an obituary announcement and a clipping from an article on her art. Also, a photo was found in book with the clippings, but it does not appear to be one of the author, perhaps of previous owner?. Signed by Author (Illustrator). No Additional Printings, Presumed First. Soft Cover. Very Good+/Fair Slipcase. Illus. by Lilian May Miller. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        AMANTS ET VOLEURS. Signed

      Paris: Editions De La Roseraie,, 1927 Bernard, Tristan., Illustrated by André Dignimont. AMANTS ET VOLEURS. Paris: Editions De La Roseraie, 1927. Limited 350 numbered copies on Vélin de Rives [of 420 copies], this being a Hors Commerce copy lettered A/C & signed by the editor. Illustrated with 16 original Dignimont eaux-fortes en coleurs with a second suite of engravings in black. Original brown wrappers in the original glassine & patterned copper paper covered box. A fine copy showing light use. Folio, 217pp. Benezit 3, 584. Carteret. Livres Illustres Moderne IV, 70. The best of Bernard, Amants et Voleurs remains his most acclaimed books. Tristan Bernard [1866 - 1947] French playwright, novelist, journalist & lawyer, prolific author of plays, short stories, novels & radio scripts. Amants et Voleurs was published several times during the first two decades of the 20th century but only once in a deluxe limited edition. André Dignimont [1891 - 1965] Noted French painter, illustrator & engraver - certainly one of the great book illustrators of the 20th century. A superb production with extraordinarily fascinating coloured engraving by the artist.. Signed. 1st Edition. Illus. by Dignimont.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Now We are Six

      London: Methuen & Co, 1927. This first edition has been very finely and professionaly bound in deep red leather retaining the original boards still with the gilt little boy playing with his train and the back board with Pooh bear and piglett getting their TIKITS. Spine with five raised bands lined with gilt gilt floral emblems in the compartments and gilt titles and date to base. New endpapers, front decorated endpapers retained. A stunning copy.. First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Ernest h Shephard. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Vanessa Parker Rare Books]
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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1927. Decorations by E. H. Shepard. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and pictorial decorations to boards gilt, pink pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrations by E. H. Shepard throughout. Some mild spotting to endpapers and half-title just a little browned, spine ever so slightly rolled and bumped at tips, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A lovely, bright and fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Big Four

      W.Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, London 1927 - Dark blue cloth with orange titles to spine and upper and orange border around front.Lightly shelf-worn, page edges foxed, light foxing on some pages,small piece missing bottom left corner of bep. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: eclecticbooks]
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        PLASTERING, PLAIN & DECORATIVE A Practical Treatise on the Art & Craft of Plastering and Modelling

      Dodd Mead, NY 1927 - Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Quarto. 345 pp; numerous practical diagrams and 278 illustrations from photographs on 125 plates; appendices; indexes. Cloth with stamped titles and design. VG to near fine, no jacket. Endpapers foxed, interior clean and nice. Covers almost pristine except for some very light rubs to the tips and spine. This is the best and most complete edition of this book and a must for any practicing plasterer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carnegie Hill Books]
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        Racial Elements of European History

      London: Methuen & Co., 1927. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This translation from the second German edition is clean, tight, square and unmarked in a very good dust jacket. It is lightly bumped at the ends of the spine and corners, a bit more so at the lower front corner. The dust jacket is mildly age darkened, has a, nearly price sticker on the spine, a small chip to the spine and light edge wear with reinforcing tape verso. It has 279, clear pages bound in tan cloth covered boards with black titles on the spine and front.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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        EGYPTIAN GRAMMAR Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs. AUTHOR'S COPY WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT CORRECTIONS

      Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1927.. FIRST EDITION 1927, 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, frontispiece and 1 plate, pages: xxviii, 595 including vocabulary and index, original publisher's dark blue buckram, gilt rules and lettering to spine. Ex library copy with faint number to tail of spine, a few light scratches to binding, bookplate removed from front pastedown, front inner paper hinge partly cracked and neatly reglued, binding tight and firm, 2 small faint library stamps on reverse of title page, no other library signs, very slight pale foxing to Plate II, a few light ink spots on page 27, no loss, small pale stain to lower corners of 444 and 445, contents otherwise clean. A very good copy. The author has handwritten in ink 80 alterations, additions and corrections on slips of lined paper, varying from a line or two to numerous lines, these have been inserted in the relevant places with 1 or two pieces of thin gummed strip. In addition the author has made about 100 ink amendments and alterations on the book itself varying from 1 word corrections to several sentences especially in the lower margins. At the beginning of the book there is a list 30 Additions and Corrections which include 15 of those written on inserted paper slips and 9 of those written directly on the book pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        GOTTFRIED VON STRASBOURG: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (GOTTFRIED OF STRASBOURG: TRISTAN AND ISOLDE) (Fine Facsimile Edition)

      Mueller and Schindler. New. Hardcover. <p>The importance of this manuscript, probably around the middle of the 13th Century emerged, based on the fact that this is the oldest surviving writing of the epic.  Of this brilliant masterpiece Staufian seal reads: ". Gottfried has the stylistic means to the highest glory trained and musically like the sweet melody of the language the whole mood is in this love song, noble heart &#39;" (Gustav Ehrismann, 1927) </p> <p>On a total of 30 pages, numerous individual scenes are illustrated in carpet-like image strip.  With tender hand executed miniatures illustrate the exciting text.  Delicate figures with soft wavy hair and contemporary fashion clothes act in expressive emotion in front of strong color backgrounds.  The columns are arranged text in a clear and readable despite its delicacy writing is interspersed with colored initials.  </p> .

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        Patrol

      London, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.,, 1927. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in the chipped and somewhat marked dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression. A novel of the Great War in Mesopotamia - probably the first of its type and very scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MAX CARRADOS MYSTERIES

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        RUTH SNYDER&#39;S OWN TRUE STORY. Published Complete for the First Time Anywhere. Written by Herself in the Death Cell. 25¢

      [New York]:: King Features Syndicate,. (1927).. 11-1/4" x 8-1/2". 1st edition. 47, [1 (blank)] pp.. Orange pictorial paper wrappers, printed in white with b/w drawing of an incarcerated Snyder to center & facsimile signature to lower third.. Old repair to spine paper, as well as center of front wrapper. A. Good-plus copy of a truly rare, ephemeral item.. A very scarce first-hand account of life on Death Row, by the first woman ever executed by electrocution. Ruth Brown Synder and her lover, Judd Gray, were convicted, in 1927, of murdering Snyder&#39;s husband; after almost a year of appeals, both were put to death at Sing-Sing prison on January 12, 1928. This memoir was written by Snyder during her Death Row residency, using a typewriter given to her by the journalist Jack Lait, who was the only reporter to be granted an interview with Snyder, a close connection demonstrated herein, as Lait also writes the Preface to the work. The crime itself soon mushroomed into a national sensation, as well as assuming cause-celebre status for death-penalty opponents, with Synder being portrayed in the popular media as a victim of her passionate obsession with Judd [NB. While incarcerated, she received 107 proposals for marriage]. Lait, who would later use his Snyder interviews as a springboard to a hugely successful career in celebrity journalism, did much to inflame the public sympathy & interest with the publication of such statements like the following [quoted from the Preface]: "She bristles with courage, she has poise, assurance, no end of intelligence... she loves like fire and she hates like T.N.T. ... More power and good luck to her, guilty or not. It would be a waste and a shame to burn up such a woman ... for dramatic, poetic purposes, alone, I say --- VIVE LA RUTH!" Despite its tabloid appearance, and obvious &#39;rush to press&#39; aura, the present work is a substantial first-person narrative, filled with pathos, self-awareness, and flashes of grim humor. This being said, we must acknowledge Lait looms in the background as a possible ghost writer, however, presuming Snyder was indeed the author, we cannot deny Lait&#39;s public assessment of her as intelligent, witty, and being possessed of "it". Ironically, this woman&#39;s execution led to the creation of one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th Century: her final seconds inelegantly caught on film by Tom Howard, reputedly a Chicago Tribune reporter. Howard clandestinely photographed the moment by use of a miniature camera strapped to his ankle. The next morning, the photograph blazoned across the front pages of the New York Daily News; to this date it is the only photograph of a person being electrocuted in such somber circumstances. Howard&#39;s camera now resides in the collections of the Smithsonian&#39;s National Museum of American History. Unsurprisingly, the Snyder & Judd case inspired a number of fictional works, most notably (and literally) James M. Cain&#39;s great noir novel "Double Indemnity", which was later adapted to film by Billy Wilder. In many ways, however, Snyder&#39;s story served as archetype for the 20th Century&#39;s conception of the hard- boiled femme fatale, and Snyder&#39;s exploits can be seen influencing such later efforts as "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Body Heat", and "Chicago". Never re-published, the LoC on-line catalogue shows no copies. Not found in ABPC, nor via AmEx. Bookseller catalogues searched, and there were many, show no offerings. Institutionally, we find just 3 holdings: 2 via OCLC [Rochester & U Miami, OH] plus, via that old stalwart reference, the NUC- University of Oregon. A rare ephemeral item from the annals of True Crime, and uber-text from one of pop-culture&#39;s most enduring and influential 20th C. narratives. . Illustrated with 10 b/w images from photographs, including all the key players in the crime & trial.

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        La danse macabre *

      S. Kra, Paris 20.4.1927. - Broché 32 x 25, couverture pétrole illustrée rempliée, imprimée en trois teintes rehaussées d'or et d'argent, chiche ça fait riche. Décharge de papier collant sur garde. Séduisant et monumental illustré art déco, ayant disparu de la surface de la planète selon la pieuvre Internet, typique de cette époque où l'on osait sourire de tout, même de la mort. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 285 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 20 Japon Impérial avec suite et aquarelle et et 20 Hollande van Gelder, outre 46 divers papiers hors commerce.

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        Water Lilies [Original Colour Woodcut]

      1927. () Fine. 7.25 X 5.25" (18.5 X 13 cm). In gilt brushed wooden frame with white matting. Frame measures 13.25 X 13.5" (33.5 X 34.5 CM) and has a metal hanger at the back. The image is beautifully coloured, showing cheery white lilies floating among light waves and round playful lily pads. Numbered 48 in pencil on the bottom left of the image with the artists signature, in pencil, on the bottom right. Boulet MBL105. Edition of 250. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 &#150; July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada&#39;s most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Über den anschaulichen Inhalt der quantentheoretischen Kinematik und Mechanik

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Heisenberg?s Uncertainty Principle, one of the most significant discoveries in all of modern physics and ?one of the most famous and important aspects of quantum mechanics,? (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Since the moment of publication, the Uncertainty Principle marked the end to deterministic theories of physics and has played a critical role in any and all scientific theories or technologies that follow from quantum mechanics. In its simplest form, Heisenberg?s Uncertainty Principle, or quantum mechanical principle, states that it is not possible to simultaneously determine the position and momentum of a particle. Moreover, ?the more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice versa? (?Uber den anschaulichen,? 1927). This principle applies even to particles that are not interacting with other systems, in other words, that are NOT being "observed." Heisenberg?s discoveries punctured the firmly held belief that the universe and everything in it operates like clockwork. To predict the workings of the "clock," one needs to measure its qualities and parts at a specific point in time. Classical physics assumed that the precision of measuring is theoretically unlimited. But Heisenberg stated that since you could never with great certainty measure more than one property of a particle, you could only work with probability and mathematical formulations. This was ?the first paper in which the question of what is observable and what is not is quantitatively discussed in the context of quantum mechanics? (Pais, Niels Bohr?s Times, 304). The implications of Heisenberg?s efforts were extraordinary and in 1932 he received the Nobel Prize. CONDITION & DETAILS: Octavo. Volume 43 in full. Bound in contemporary full black cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Ex-libris stamp on front and rear of title page; no spine markings whatsoever. Very light edge wear to the boards, with the binding solid and tight. The interior is bright and clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec 1864-1901 Peintre Dessins - Estampes - Affiches by Maurice Joyant

      Floury Paris: Floury, 1926-1927. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri. 308 [1], 282 [1] pages. 26 x 22 cm. Deluxe edition: one of 121 of 175 & 131 of 200 on Japanese vellum with the four extra drypoint etchings. Volume 2 without the four original lithographs. 106 collotype and lithographed plates in two states, save for color pochoir plates monogramed or signed, including 21 in color and six hors-texte original drypoiint etchings, each in two states. [black and bistre]. Joyant, an intimate of the artist, wrote and worked extensively after Toulouse-Lautrec's death to enhance his memory, staging retrospectives, and aided in the creation of the Museum in his name. MONOD 1075. Raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, slight nicks to spine heads, original wrappers bound-in, marbled endpapers, Vol 2 back cover rehinged.

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        Elmer Gantry

      United States: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Clean text. Gently read. All 1st Printing points of issue present including &#39;C&#39; for &#39;G&#39; in Gantry on the spine lettering. Toning to the edges of the text. Light toning to the paste-downs and the end pages. Light wear to the edges of the boards and to the top and base of the spine. Blue boards / spine, gold lettering. Dustcover not price clipped. Light wear to the top and base of the spine, mild rubbing to the front flap crease, toning to the rear panel and flaps. New mylar cover. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        Les jeunes visiteurs *

      Mermod, Lausanne 10.1927. - Broché 26 x 20, couverture verte décorée rempliée. Traduit par Maurice Sachs, préfacé par lui-même et Jean Cocteau, cette oeuvre d'une fillette de 9 ans fut pré publiée dans la revue "Le roseau d'or". Il est pratiquement impensable d'en trouver un si bel exemplaire, d'une égale fraîcheur à sa prose, vu la fragilité du papier de recouvrure et celle du dos verdoyant, toujours plus ou moins insolé - même l'ombre le ferait pâlir.Le nôtre sur fragile Chine est, avec les 17 Japon, parmi la seule tranche de tirage annoncée avec les bois colorés par l'artiste; c'est ce que précise non seulement le colophon mais aussi le feuillet d'annonce de parution joint et monté en début de volume. Il nous semble néanmoins, après comparaison effectuée sous contrôle notarial, que ce fut le cas pour l'intégralité de l'édition.Exemplaires sur Hollande qui riment en sur demande Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, outre 17 Vieux Japon, 20 Auvergne et 200 Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Twilight Sleep

      D. Appleton and Company, New York,, 1927. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. Text a little toned, spine dull and rather faded but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author&#39;s presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "John from Edith May 1927". The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, an intimate of Wharton&#39;s. With two minor corrections to the text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Life

      New York: Boni and Liveright,, 1927. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground, black endpapers, top edge gilt over red, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and 23 plates. Facsimile signature in gold to front free endpaper. Bookseller&#39;s ticket to front pastedown. Cloth lightly rubbed with a few small spots. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 650 numbered copies. This autobiography was completed only a few months before the dancer&#39;s tragic death in Nice.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Bather, No. 2

      1927. () Fine. 22.2 X 24.9 CM (9 X 10 inches) original coloured woodcut on paper, 43 / 100. In 2.25 CM (1 inch) brushed silver metal conservation frame with off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, Clean colours. Frame measures 45 X 46 CM (17.75 X 18 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. With Phillips&#39; initials included in the top right of the image, the name and edition number in pencil to the bottom left below the image and his signature (also in pencil) below the image on the bottom right. Boulet MBL110. A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist depicting a young girl in a blue dress leaning on a tree and looking out over the water- an idyllic summer scene. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 &#150; July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada&#39;s most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Study of female nude

      Pencil and sanguine crayon on paper measuring 10 9/16 by 8 inches. Initialled by Gill, and dated in the lower right 26 (altered from 27) April 1927. This is a side-profile of Gill&#39;s model in a partially prone position with her right knee drawn up underneath her torso. The drawing was likely done during Gill&#39;s protracted vacation stay at Salies-de-Béarn in the Pyrenees from the fall of 1926 through the spring of 1927. There, the Gill family shared a house with Elizabeth Bill, who was Gill&#39;s secretary and mistress during this period and who may have been the model for this drawing. Slight mat burn, two small pinholes in the upper corners, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The George Eumorfopoulos Collection: Catalogue of the Chinese Frescoes

      London: Ernst Benn, Ltd., 1927 - Elephant folio,46*33cm,wt:2.8kg,vii+22pp+50 tipped-in color plates. Limited to 560 copies, this being No. 211. Page edges uncut, printed on heavy-stock art paper. As a bonus, comes with "Some Buddhist Frescoes from China" by Perceval Yetts, published in The Burlington Magazine, September 1927, 4-page text plus 3 plates (7 images of Chinese frescoes), size:32*25cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1927

      John Wisden & Co. Ltd. 1927 - Sixty-fourth edition. Original hardback. Worm damage to edge of covers and front/back advertisements. Otherwise a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY with AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Lublin&#39;s bookplate tipped to facing page. Crack at gutter where letter is tipped in but generally a tight, clean copy. Very Good, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. First Trade Edition, with title page printed in green and black. Preceded by the "preliminary issue" of 21 copies and the London edition by just a few days. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Winner of Wilder&#39;s first of three Pulitzer Prizes, this copy with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the author on his New Jersey letterhead tipped to the first blank. In full: "My dear Mr. Lublin Many thanks for your cordial words about the Bridge. I hope you will not be disappointed in the works that will follow it. Sincerely yours Thornton Wilder Jan 19 1928."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        An Elucidation. Printed in Transition

      Paris: Transition, April, 1927. 8 page pamphlet, staple-bound. Original yellow wrappers printed in black. Housed in a custom artist&#39;s solander case. Wrappers tanned and very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First separate edition, offprinted from the Transition literary magazine. Presentation copy inscribed by Stein on the verso of the upper wrapper, "To Jamie Sabartes from Gertrude Stein". Sabartes was a poet and the friend and long-time assistant of Pablo Picasso. Stein&#39;s poem "An Elucidation" was originally printed in the first issue of Transition, which "while containing the correct words, presented them in the wrong order (through an inadvertence in the printing establishment)"(editor Elliot Paul&#39;s introduction to the present). This offprint was included as a supplement loosely inserted in the first issue to correct the mistake and is now rare, particularly so inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mosquitoes

      Boni & Liveright 1927 - First Edition, First Printing published 1927 with NO indication of later printings. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the edges with NO tears or pieces missing. This First Issue dustjacket has the printed price of $2.50 present on the front flap. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, with no leans and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase to protect the book. We buy Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Complete Works of John Galsworthy Grove Edition

      - London - William Heinemann, 1927 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Complete Works of John Galsworthy, Grove Edition, including The Forsyte Saga, twenty-two volumes. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Complete in 22 Volumes. Includes: Caravan Volumes I to III: A Stoic, The Apple Tree, and The First and the Last. The Forsyte Saga Volumes I to III: The Man of Property, Indian Summer of a Forsyte and In Chancery, and Awakening and To Let. A Modern Comedy Volumes I to III: The White Monkey and A Silent Wooing, The Silver Spoon and Passers By, and Swan Song. Also Saint&#39;s Progress, Villa Rubein, The Burning Spear, The Inn of Tranquillity and Verse New & Old, Satires and A Commentary, On Forsyte &#39;Change, The Island Pharisees, The Country House, Fraternity, The Patrician, The Dark Flower, The Freelands, and Beyond. All volumes of The Forsyte Saga and A Modern Comedy include a fold-out Forsyte family tree. John Galsworthy (18671933) was a novelist and playwright, whose place in the history of English literature rests on the vast social chronicle comprising his three trilogies, The Forsyte Saga (1922), A Modern Comedy (1929) and End of the Chapter (1935). He returned to the Forsyte family in 1918 with a short story Indian Summer of a Forsyte. A chance remark by his god-daughter, Dorothy Ivens, on reading the story led to In Chancery (1920), which concludes at a clearly defined point of change with the funeral of Queen Victoria. To Let (1921), set in 1920, is placed precisely in the contemporary historical moment, and written in a more impressionist style, capturing the post-war atmosphere of restless gaiety, with its undercurrent of nihilism. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping, and some slight marks to the boards. The Man of Property has a split on the tail of the spine which has been repaired. Internally the pages are bright and clean. The First and the Last has some spotting to the first and last couple of pages, and Fraternity has very occasional spots. There is a small signature in ink on the front free endpaper of Swan Song and a small ink mark to the rear free end paper of Volume 19. There is some slight damage to the exposed edge of the fold-out family tree in Volume 13. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Fine Clothes to the Jew

      Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. New York, 1927. First edition. A near fine copy with some tanning to top edge and a small tear to front free endpaper (now archivally repaired). In a very good jacket, somewhat faded, with fraying to top and bottom of spine, now archivally rebacked with Japanese paper. Some small holes to top inner edges of jacket, possibly insect damage. A very nice copy of Hughes&#39; scarce second book. Pages uncut. . Fine. 1927. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        RUPERT AND THE OLD MISER

      Published by Sampson Low, 1927 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Good condition with no wrapper. Blue decorative paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay showing Rupert climbing into a copper. Blue cloth spine. Two-tone illustrations throughout. This is the 3rd in the series of 6. Rear cover has first three books listed. Cr 4to. Rear cover is dampstained. 1 corner of front cover is dampstained. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers. A few minor closed tears to page margins (neatly repaired). A couple of grubby marks to page margins. Some light water-colour to first illustration. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Catalogue Des Livres De F.-L. Schmied Exposes En Mars 1927 Chez Arnold Seligmann Rey And Co. Suivi Du Catalogue General Des Livres De F.-L. Schmied Imprimes Et Sous Presses Au 28 Fevrier 1927

      Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1927. First edition. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 101 pages. 30 1/2 x 23 1/2 cm. Forty-two plates with tissue guards reproduce Schmied&#39;s original compositions with accompanying text and a bibliographic chronicle of his work . This work created for exhibition at Arnold Seligmann Rey & Co. in New York, and with an essay by J.C. Mardus. Introduction presents a letter to Schmied from Louis Barthou of the Academie Francaise. Limited edition, one of 300 copies. Wear to backstrip, light dust soiling to covers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for James H. Hjul for Building on Corner of 15th St. and Potrero Ave.,San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1927 - February 1928. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 54". 10 sheets. Job #180. Current address likely 198, 200 or 201 Potrero. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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