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        The Desperate Lovers. A Frivolous Comedy in Three Acts

      London: Duckworth, 1927. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Original cloth. Very good. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. To "my charming little cousin ... " Sutro (1863-1933), along with W. Somerset Maugham, was one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. This copy bears his touching inscription on the flyleaf:"Barbara, my charminglittle cousin - this playwas a failure: but Ilike it, and am giving itto you because I likeyou. Yours always, Alfred Sutro 12-1-29"Tipped in to the front pastedown is a 2pp. Autograph letter signed (with envelope), date 4 January 1929, to "My dear little cousin Barbara"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Songs from "Now We are Six"

      London: Metheun & Co, & Ascherber, Hopwood & Crew,, 1927. Quarto. Original tan cloth-backed brown boards, printed paper label to front board. With the pale green pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, a couple of minor chips to ends and centre of spine panel. First edition, first impression. It was published following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from When We Very Young, 1925). This volume, again featuring Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for ten songs from Now We are Six, including "Down by the Pond", "Wind on the Hill", and "Cradle Song".

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      London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1927. With 16 illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, including the famous hermaphrodite plate on the title. Includes a list of the characters in the play, the cast of the first English performance of the play on May 10th and 13th, 1905, the facsimile of the handbill for Richard Strauss' operatic version, and the introductory note by Robert Ross. Publisher's cloth with elaborate gilt design on front cover, spine gilt; an excellent, very wide-margined copy. Originally printed in 1907, Salomé was certainly one of Beardsley's best-known illustrated works. Beardsley captures the underlying ideas addressing sexuality and gender roles throughout the story. He brings these things to life in his illustrations, starting as early as the title page, which has a beautifully detailed yet disturbing drawing of a demonic hermaphrodite. And the book ends ending with one of the most gorgeous scenes, wherein an androgynous Salome holds the prophet's decapitated head. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils. Sarah Bernhardt was to star in the London debut of the play, but the 1892 rehearsals were halted by the censor, banning the production on the basis that it was illegal to depict Biblical characters on the stage. The play was eventually premiered in February, 1896, while Wilde was in prison. Beardsley (1872-1898) was a fashionable young London illustrator, whose first commissions had been from the publisher J M Dent for a version of the medieval poet Malory's Morte d'Arthur. Beardsley was asked to provide drawings for the first printing of Salome in 1893, but those illustrations were rejected. One of them did appear in an art publication, which was seen by Wilde (1854-1900), an Irish writer and poet and one of London's most popular playwrights, who wrote to Beardsley asking him to provide a suite of illustrations for an upcoming edition. Wilde sent Beardsley a copy of the original French edition, inscribing it: "For Aubrey: for the only artist who, besides myself, knows what the Dance of the Seven Veils is, and can see that invisible dance.".

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        Original Hand-Corrected Typescript For Lehrbuch Der Maltechnik. Vollstandige Anleitung Zum Werkstattmassigen Herstellen Von Fresco-, Fresco-Secco-, Stucco-Lustro, Tempera-, Kasein- Und Olmalereien. Mit Anhang Uber Die Herstellungsmethoden Von Stuckmarmor-Intarsia, Sgraffito, Stucco-Lustro-Reliefs. With The Original Stucco Fresco Illustrated In The Book.

      Ernest Wasmuth, Berlin 1927 - 367 Pp. Carbon Copy Of Typewritten Manuscript, With Hand Corrections Throughout, For The Techniques Of Fresco And Related Techniques. Text And Color Plates By Sachs, B/W Illustrations Of Other Work. With The Original Stucco Bust Of A Woman Which Is Illustrated In The Book. Born In Romania To Jewish Parents, Herman [Hermann] Sachs Immigrated To The U.S. As A Child. He First Trained Under His German-Born Father, A Painter In The Court Of Queen Elisabeth Of Romania. Sachs Continued His Artistic Training In Europe, Spending The 1910-1920 Period In Germany, Where He Founded The Munich School Of Expressionists (Munich Expressionist Werkstätten). Upon Returning To The United States In 1920, Sachs Exhibited At The Art Institute Of Chicago And Established The Chicago Industrial Art School, Which Soon Failed Due To Lack Of Sufficient Funding. Afterward, Sachs Became The First Director Of The Dayton Museum Of Fine Arts, Now The Dayton Art Institute. During This Time, He Also Served As The U.S. Representative Of Artist George Grosz. Around 1924, Sachs Moved To Los Angeles Where He Designed The Interiors Of The New Gas Company Building. As A Muralist And Decorator, Sachs Went On To Design The Interiors Of Many Los Angeles Landmarks, Including The Bullocks Wilshire Building (Now Home To Southwestern Law School), Union Station, Los Angeles City Hall, And The Title Insurance And Trust Company Building. An Educator As Well As An Artist, Sachs Also Directed The Creative Art Students League Of Los Angeles. Sachs Was Active Within The L.A. Weimar Exile Community Of Artists, Writers, And Filmmakers. His Friend, The Architect Rudolph Schindler, Designed Sachs' L.A. House, The Manola Court Apartments. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Now We Are Six.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine gilt, vignette to covers gilt, pink illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, faint browning to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which ought to be done": "A book of verses (about 15 done to date) to appear in 1927 or 1928" (Thwaite p. 293). By the time that Winnie-the-Pooh was published in late 1926 half the poems for this third book were already complete. Published on 13 October 1927 in an edition of 50,000 regular trade copies, it took only two months for Now We Are Six to eclipse the sales records of the previous two books. Full of Milne's charming verse, this collection is also notable for including many illustrations of Pooh, Piglet, and the other nursery toys, even when uncalled for by the poems.

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        L'oiseau noir dans le soleil levant

      - Editions Excelsior, Paris 1927, 20x26cm, broché. - Edizione in parte originale, una delle 425 copie numerate su Arches previste. Libro illustrato con una coperta e 12 acqueforti originali Foujita. Due molto piccoli strappi minori sul retro. Piacevole copia completa della sua foto-flyer in fine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, un des 425 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Arches. Ouvrage illustré d'une couverture et de 12 eaux-fortes originales de Foujita. Deux très légères déchirures sans gravité sur le dos. Agréable exemplaire complet de son tableau dépliant in-fine.  

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        China in Sign and Symbol - A Panorama of Chinese Life, Past and Present

      B.T. Batsford, London, and Kelley & Walsh, Shanghai., 1927. First U.K. edition. Quarto. pp xx, 227. 48 colour plates, two of which are folding. Most of the illustrations reproduce the signs outside the premises of various tradespeople. Introduction by Evan Morgan. Cream linen covers with gilt device to front. Patterned endpapers. From the library of A.E. Richardson, architect, historian and Batsford author, with his bookplate on front pastedown and ownership inscription on verso of front free endpaper.Very good indeed. No dustwrapper.

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        My Own Life. Stanford Dingley

      Mill House Press (The).. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1927. Hardcover. 27 pages; Limited edition #35 of 80 for sale as noted on the colophon. Numbered in pencil. In publisher's red cloth embellised with gilt and with spine faded. 6.25" x 3.5". Stanford Dingley is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England, between Newbury, the nearest large town (West Berkshire's largest) , and Theale, which has the nearest motorway junction. Mostly consisting of farmland. .

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        Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms.

      William Heinemann, London 1927 - First edition of this powerful collection of aphorisms, poems, and parables from the author of The Prophet. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Marie Luise, With a greeting across the garden, Kahlil.'' Also laid in is a autograph signed two paged letter on his letterhead, completely in Gibran's hand. It reads, "Good morning to you, dear Marie Lousie, and many blessings upon you. I have before me now a kindly number of your letters, and I feel quite rich. You see, I went to the country for a while, and while I was there no letters were forwarded to me. Everybody thinks that I must try and get out of the world as though I have never been in it. And they say that I am not well enough to do anything but lie on my back and be still. They are all stupid! I like the little photographs in your last letter very much. They make you seem quite dashing! The hair is infinitely better and, of course, more becoming. No doubt that at the end of October 'your tresses, like molten gold, falling from heaven to the earth,' will [be] a pleasant sight to the gods of this world--and the gods of other worlds. I am glad you still like the drawing. Who knows, I may make a better one next winter! And if I should do so, you would want it- and I will not give it to you- and that's that!!! Always your faithful Kahlil Boston Aug. 28 1927." In near fine condition. Sand and Foam' is a collection of profound and inspirational thoughts from the master of timeless wisdom, Kahlil Gibran, author of 'The Prophet'. Abstract and specific, amused and awed, direct and circuitous, this work draws together strands of advice and motivation to enrich the mind, heart, soul and life of the reader. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nine Original Snap Shot Photos of Charles A Lindbergh on the USS Memphis on June 4, 1927, One of Them Signed by Lindbergh

      Near Fine. Nine glossy sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs. Each is approximately 5.75" x 3.5". Some light fading else near fine. Mounted with corners on cardstock and thus removable, the leaves likely removed from a photo album or scrapbook. Most feature Lindbergh meeting or talking with officers and enlisted sailors. In another he is seated in the pilot's seat of the cockpit of the Memphis' scout seaplane. In another picture, Lindbergh, accompanied (probably) by the ship's Captain, peers through binoculars, while in the background a newsreel photographer captures the scene. Lindbergh has Signed the image with blue ink ("C. A. Lindbergh") in the lower right hand corner. Lindbergh returned to the United States on the Memphis after his epic flight to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis on May 20, 1927.

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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1927 - The second American edition, ( originally published in 1920 ). Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1927. A near fine copy of the book with a prior owner's signature. Near fine dust jacket with a fingernail sized chip to the top of the spine and some light edge rubbing. The title which signaled the arrival of a singularly gifted poet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erich Heckel, Knabenkopf, Original Lithographie, signiert + limitiert

      1927 - ERICH HECKEL, Döbeln/Sachsen 1883 - 1970 Radolfzell/Bodensee, Knabenkopf, 1927, Lithographie auf Japanpapier, Rechts unten mit Bleistift signiert und datiert, Links unten betitelt, Seltener Abzug auf Japanpapier, Gesamtauflage nur 20 Exemplare, Darstellungsgröße: 27 x 21,2 cm, Blattgröße: 59 x 44 cm, Rahmen: 87,5 x 70,5 cm, Werkverzeichnis Dube L281, Handgefertigter Rahmen, säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas, Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa Euro 50,-, Welt Euro 100,-

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        Das Männchen kommt zum Zauberer. Eine neue Bildergeschichte vom Männchen.

      Berlin: Herbert Stuffer Verlag. 1927 Mit zahlr. handkolorierten Illustrationen. Farb. illustr. Pappeinband. Einband minimal berieben und minimal braunfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar Versand D: 4,80 EUR

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        The Dynasts: An epic drama of the war with Napoleon in three parts, nineteen acts, and one hundred and thirty scenes, the time covered by the action being about ten years [Limited Edition, Signed]

      Macmillan and Co, London 1927 - Limited to 525 large-paper copies. Three volumes; quartos (28cm.); uniformly bound in vellum-backed battik-style paper-covered boards, gilt spines, custom cloth slipcase. Just a hint of wear, else a Near Fine set. Signed by the author on Vol. I colophon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        [Morte Darthur.] The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur,

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd.,, 1927. 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 dolorous death and departing out of this world of them all. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton... 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. Large quarto. Original black cloth over bevelled boards, spine and front cover elaborately decorated in gilt, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Woodcut half-title, gravure frontispiece with tissue-guard, woodcut title page, 21 full page wood engravings (including 6 double-page), numerous text illustrations, and approximately 365 repeated designs for chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. Wear to extremities, notably at spine ends, foxing to prelims; a very good, partly unopened copy. First edition thus, with a foreword by Aymer Vallance, an eleventh chapter heading, and a note on the designs which were accidentally omitted from the first edition by R. A. Walker. This is the third Beardsley edition overall, and was issued in a run of 1,600 copies. Beardsley's Morte Darthur was commissioned by British publisher J. M. Dent in 1892 and first published in twelve monthly magazine instalments between June, 1893, and mid-1894. It "was one of the most original and certainly one of the most controversial of the nineteenth-century artistic reinterpretations of Malory" (Lupack). Beardsley's illustrations for the Morte established him as the voice of the 1890s and La Morte Darthur proved to be an immediate sensation upon publication. "Often shockingly overt in their sexuality and eroticism, the illustrations rejected the aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelites who were Beardsley's original mentors and offered a revisionist and parodic treatment of their medievalism. Ultimately, Beardsley went far beyond his original intention to 'flabbergast the bourgeois' of his day; he also challenged generations of readers and artists to view Arthurian society through his own modernist lens" (ibid.).

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        Morte Darthur.] 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 dolorous death and departing out of this world of them all. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton. 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 & Sons, Ltd., 1927 - Large quarto. Original black cloth over bevelled boards, spine and front cover elaborately decorated in gilt, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Wear to extremities, notably at spine ends, foxing to prelims; a very good, partly unopened copy. Woodcut half-title, gravure frontispiece with tissue-guard, woodcut title page, 21 full page wood engravings (including 6 double-page), numerous text illustrations, and approximately 365 repeated designs for chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition thus, with a foreword by Aymer Vallance, an eleventh chapter heading, and a note on the designs which were accidentally omitted from the first edition by R. A. Walker. This is the third Beardsley edition overall, and was issued in a run of 1,600 copies. Beardsley's Morte Darthur was commissioned by British publisher J. M. Dent in 1892 and first published in twelve monthly magazine instalments between June, 1893, and mid-1894. It "was one of the most original and certainly one of the most controversial of the nineteenth-century artistic reinterpretations of Malory" (Lupack). Beardsley's illustrations for the Morte established him as the voice of the 1890s and La Morte Darthur proved to be an immediate sensation upon publication. "Often shockingly overt in their sexuality and eroticism, the illustrations rejected the aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelites who were Beardsley's original mentors and offered a revisionist and parodic treatment of their medievalism. Ultimately, Beardsley went far beyond his original intention to 'flabbergast the bourgeois' of his day; he also challenged generations of readers and artists to view Arthurian society through his own modernist lens" (ibid.). Lasner 22c; Barbara Tepa Lupack, Illustrating Camelot, 2008, Chapter 4; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 314.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        My Own Life. Stanford Dingley

      Mill House Press (The). 1927 - 0 27 pages; Limited edition #35 of 80 for sale as noted on the colophon. Numbered in pencil. In publisher's red cloth embellised with gilt and with spine faded. 6.25" x 3.5". Stanford Dingley is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England, between Newbury, the nearest large town (West Berkshire's largest) , and Theale, which has the nearest motorway junction. Mostly consisting of farmland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        List of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1758–1834. Alphabetically Arranged and Annotated with Biographical and Genealogical Notices.

      London: Constable & Company Ltd. [vols. 2 & 3]; Phillimore & Co. Ltd. [vols. 3 & 4], 1927-46 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, blind rules to covers, bottom edges untrimmed (fore edges also untrimmed in volumes 3 & 4). With the dust jackets for volumes 1 & 2. Edges spotted, endpapers browned, short split to vol. 1 inner hinge, vol. 3 very slightly sunned along extremities, vol. 4 spine rolled, the 2 dust jackets spotted, with slightly chipped and frayed spines and joint-ends, and a few other minor nicks or chips. An excellent, bright set. First edition of this extremely uncommon and indispensable reference work, containing over 7,000 records and much improved and expanded from its predecessor, Dodwell and Miles's Alphabetical List, which was published in 1838. There was an 18-year hiatus between the publication of the second and third volumes, and the dust jackets of the first two volumes state that the print-run was limited to 500 copies of each, of which 450 were for sale; the final two volumes were also issued in a limited edition, though the number of copies is not stated. We trace four complete sets in auction records in the last 50 years, with no recorded mention of the dust jackets. Hodson (c. 1883-1963) was an officer in the Indian Army. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Poems. Illustrated By Jean de Bosscchère.

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927 - Octavo (235 × 154 mm). Contemporary purple crushed half morocco by Whitman Bennett (New York), spine lettered and decorated in gilt with gilt raised bands, gilt floral patterned sides, boards ruled in gilt, gilt floral patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Extremities slightly worn; otherwise an excellent copy. 8 colour plates and 8 black and white plates. First Bosschère edition, in a very attractive binding.

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      printed at the Halcyon Press by A.A.M. Stols, Bussum 1927 - One of 125 copies. Title and initials designed by Jan van Krimpen. Printed in blue, red and black in Lutetia roman type designed by Jan van Krimpen on Van Gelder handmade paper. Pp. 24. 24 x 17.5 cms. 8vo., original blue wrappers with printed paper label on upper cover, uncut and partially unopened. 4 page prospectus inserted loose. A fresh copy with only slight chips to the very head and tail of the spine. A deceptively simple and beautiful printing of Keats's Odes comprising On Indolence, On a Grecian Urn, On Melancholy, To Psyche, To a Nightingale and To Autumn. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tableaux de Paris.

      Emile-Paul Frères - Paris, 1927, petit in-folio plein maroquin bleu nuit à décor de filets à froid, jeu de cercles et étoiles dorés, mosaïques de maroquin rouge, courts filets dorés et intégration du titre sur le premier plat. Le décor, géométrique et abstrait court sur le dos et les bords des contreplats. Gardes de soie. Couvertures conservées. Etui assorti au décor. Reliure signée Jacques ANTHOINE-LEGRAIN. 259pp.-3ff. Textes inédits de Paul Valéry, Roger Allard, Francis Carco, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Derème, Raymond Escholier, Georges Duhamel, Jean Giraudoux, Max Jacob, Edmond Jaloux, Jacques de Lacretelle, Valéry Larbaud, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, André Salmon, Charles Vildrac, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, André Warnod, André Suarès. Edition illustrée de 5 lithographies et 15 eaux-fortes originales de Pierre Bonnard, Edmond Céria, Daragnès, Hermine David, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Pierre Falké, Tsuguharu Foujita, Marie Laurencin, Marquet, Charles Martin, Henri Matisse, Luc-Albert Moreau, Jean Oberlé, Pascin, Rouault, Maurice Utrillo, Van Dongen, Vlaminck, de Waroquier. Edition originale imprimée en deux couleurs. Tirage unique à 225 exemplaires. Notre exemplaire est un des 200 vélins, hors commerce, imprimé pour le peintre Charles Martin, l'un des collaborateurs de cet ouvrage. Mahé III-488 / Carteret IV-374 "[Edition] très estimée pour la variété des littérateurs et des artistes qui ont collaboré." Jacques Anthoine-Legrain (1907-1970), gendre de Pierre Legrain dont il reprend l'atelier en 1929, propose ici une réalisation dans le pur style Art Déco. Le décor, courant sur les deux plats et le dos, intégrant le titre dans le décor du plat, est caractéristique de l'oeuvre novatrice de ce très grand relieur, l'un des fondateurs de la Société de la Reliure Originale. Quelques très pales et rares rousseurs, principalement sur les tranches. Un ouvrage réunissant les plus belles plumes de la première moitié du XXème siècle aux artistes majeurs de l'époque dont plusieurs membres de l'Ecole de Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Psychiatrie. 9., vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1927, 8, XIX, 454, (2) XII, 1471, (5) pp., 243 Abbildungen,, 36 Schriftproben, 2 farb. taf., 2 Portraits, 2 orig. Leinenbände 1 Einband mit kleiner Restauration, ansonsten frisches Exemplar. Selten! Letzte - Neunte *), vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage!1.Bd.: Allgemeine Psychiatrie von Johannes Lange. 2. Bd.: Klinische Psychiatrie. I. von Emil Kraepelin.Der von Kraepelin bearbeitete Teil der klinischen Psychiatrie enthält folgende Kapitel: Die Einteilung der Seelenstörungen Das Irresein bei Hirnverletzungen Das Irresein bei Hirnerkrankungen Die Vergiftungen Das infektiöse Irresein Die Syphilitischen Geistestörungen Die Dementia paralytica Das endokrine Irresein Register."Als ich mich nach langen Bedenken entschloß, noch einmal an eine Neubearbeitung des vorliegenden Werkes heranzugehen, war ich darüber klar, daß eine befriedigende Lösung dieser Aufgabe unmöglich sei. Die geradezu beispiellosen Fortschritte, die unsere Wissenschaft im Laufe der letzten Jahrzehnte gemacht hat, namentlich die Entwicklung zahlreicher Hilfswissenschaften, schließen eine annähernd vollständige Darstellung unseres Gesamtwissens auf dem Gebiete der Psychiatrie durch einen einzelnen Verfasser aus, eine Tatsache, die sich in der Entstehung von Sammelwerken deutlich genug kundgibt. Wenn ich trotzdem ans Werk gegangen bin, so leitete mich der natürliche Wunsch, auch über die Erfahrungen des letzten Drittels einer fast 50jährigen irrenärztlichen Tätigkeit noch Rechenschaft zu geben. Der mich immer von neuem fesselnde Zwang, die Fortschritte unseres Wissens lehrbuchmäßig zusammenzufassen, hat es mir leider dauernd unmöglich gemacht, einzelne Teilgebiete wirklich gründlich zu bearbeiten. Ich habe mich vielmehr immer darauf beschränken müssen, die am Krankenbette gewonnenen Erkenntnisse ohne nähere Begründung in dieses Buch aufzunehmen. So sind dessen einzelne Auflagen in der Hauptsache ein Ausdruck meiner persönlichen wissenschaftlichen Entwicklung geworden. Gerade darum empfinde ich das Bedürfnis, soweit meine Kräfte es mir gestatten, meiner Lebensarbeit noch einen gewissen Abschluß zu geben. Allerdings muß ich mich dabei im Hinblicke auf den Umfang der Aufgabe von vornherein auf die Behandlung rein klinischer Fragen beschränken. Ich betrachte es als eine besonders glückliche Lösung, daß Herr Kollege Lange sich auf meine Bitte bereit erklärt hat, die Bearbeitung der ,,allgemeinen Psychiatrie" für mich zu übernehmen. Ebenso war es mir willkommen, daß ich vor allem dem ersten Teile der ,,klinischen Psychiatrie", dessen Rückständigkeit mich am stärksten bedrückte, eine neue Form geben konnte. Ich brauche nur an die Lehre von den Kopfverletzungen, an die Enzephalitis lethargica, an Wilsons Krankheit, an die Entwicklung unseres Wissens von der Paralyse zu erinnern, um anzudeuten, welche Fortschritte wir auf diesen Gebieten gemacht haben. Aber auch die syphilitischen Hirnerkrankungen, namentlich die angeborene Lues, ferner die endokrinen Formen seelischer Störung bedurften dringend einer Neubearbeitung. Dabei ergab sich eine Verschiebung des Stoffes, insofern eine Anzahl kleinerer Abschnitte aus der Darstellung der Oligophrenien in diesen Band herübergenommen wurde, während das Irresein der Rückbildungsjahre und des Greisenalters zunächst ausgeschieden werden mußte. So enthält der vorliegende Band im wesentlichen eine Schilderung aller derjenigen Geistesstörungen, die durch äußere Ursachen hervorgerufen werden, durch Verletzungen und grobe Erkrankungen des Gehirns, durch Infektionen und durch Vergiftungen, einschließlich der Selbstvergiftungen. Soweit es mir irgend erreichbar erschien, bin ich bemüht gewesen, meine Darstellung auf eigene Erfahrungen zu stützen. Allerdings ist mir dabei mehr denn je die Unzulänglichkeit unserer Hilfsmittel zur Sammlung und Verwertung klinischer Beobachtungen zum Bewußtsein gekommen. Wie trügerisch die am Krankenbette gewonnenen, durch allerlei Zufälligkeiten beeinflußten "allgemeinen Eindrücke" sind, wird jeder erkennen, der daran geht, sie zahlenmäßig nachzuprüfen. Aber auch die meist von jüngeren Fachgenossen im Drange des Dienstes verfaßten Krankengeschichten können bei der Reichhaltigkeit und dem vielfachen Wechsel der psychiatrischen Krankheitsbilder nur ein höchst unvollkommenes Bild des wirklichen Geschehens bieten. Dazu kommt, daß es nur ausnahmsweise möglich ist, alle wünschenswerten Untersuchungen durchzuführen, daß die Vorgeschichten aus den verschiedensten Gründen meist sehr lückenhaft sind, und daß es nur bei einer verhältnismäßig kleinen Zahl von Fällen möglich ist, den gesamten Verlauf der Krankheit genauer zu verfolgen. Berücksichtigen wir endlich, daß recht selten eine den höchsten wissenschaftlichen Anforderungen entsprechende Erhebung des Leichenbefundes stattfindet, so ist es klar, daß nur ein winziger Bruchteil der Tatsachen, die uns von der Natur tagtäglich geboten werden, für unsere klinische Arbeit verwertbar wird. Aber auch von den schließlich in unseren Aufzeichnungen niedergelegten Beobachtungen kommt sehr wenig wirklich zur Verarbeitung, während die große Masse ruhmlos in den auf gespeicherten Archiven versinkt. Nur die sogenannten "interessanten" Fälle haben etwas bessere Aussicht, das Licht der wissenschaftlichen Betrachtung zu erblicken. Es ist wahrlich leichter, diese Mängel unserer klinischen Forschung zu erkennen, als sie zu beseitigen sie sind zum Teil naturnotwendig. Dennoch scheint es mir nicht undurchführbar, im Laufe der Zeit einen möglichst großen Schatz von gründlich und einheitlich durchuntersuchten, nach allen Richtungen hin abgeschlossenen Beobachtungen über alle Formen des Irreseins zu sammeln, der uns jederzeit einen ungefähren Überblick über die gesamte wissenschaftliche Erfahrung auf unserem Gebiete vermitteln könnte. Eine annähernde Vollständigkeit nicht nur hinsichtlich der schulmäßigen, sondern vor allem auch der meist vernachlässigten unklaren und zweifelhaften Fälle wird allerdings nur in mühevoller und entsagungsreicher Arbeit erreicht werden können. Soweit es die Rücksicht auf die lehrbuchmäßige Darstellung zuließ, bin ich schon jetzt bemüht gewesen, einen möglichst großen Teil des mir vorliegenden Beobachtungsstoffes in meine Krankheitsschilderungen aufzunehmen. Daraus ergeben sich gewisse Übelstände, die von mir selbst gewiß nicht schwächer empfunden werden, als vom Leser. Zunächst kommt es, wenn man alles wiedergeben will, was bei einer größeren Zahl gleichartiger Kranker beobachtet wurde, zu einer ermüdenden Häufung von Einzelheiten zu einer Überladung der Krankheitsbilder, die sich der Leser im einzelnen natürlich nicht im entferntesten so reichhaltig vorstellen darf, wie sie nach den Aufzählungen erscheinen. Sodann aber kehren selbstverständlich die gleichen Wahnbildungen, Gedankengänge, Sinnestäuschungen, Handlungen bei sehr verschiedenen Krankheiten wieder, so daß die kennzeichnenden Unterschiede in der Fülle des Gleichartigen zu ersticken drohen. Es wäre ohne Zweifel für den reinen Lehrzweck richtiger, sich jeweils mit einer kleinen Auswahl recht einleuchtender Beispiele zu begnügen und so zu einer scharfen Herausarbeitung der verschiedenen Krankheitsbilder zu gelangen. Ich habe mich zu einem solchen Verfahren trotz seiner augenscheinlichen Vorteile nicht entschließen können. Es schien mir dem bisherigen Entwicklungsgänge dieses Buches mehr zu entsprechen, einen Überblick über die Wirklichkeit innerhalb eines bestimmten Erfahrungskreises zu geben, als nach meinem Ermessen auszuscheiden was verwirrend wirken könnte." .. München, den 4. Okt. 1926. Dr. Kraepelin." Vorwort1. Auflage 1883 2. 1887 3. 1889 4. 1893 5. 1896 6. 1899 7. 1903-04 8. 1909 8. Nachdruck 1920 9. 1927.

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        Chamber Music (Joyce's First Book - Signed Association Copy from Fugitive Poet Merrill Moore to Original Organizer of the Fugitive Poet Meetings, Sidney M. Hirsch)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 1/4 X 8 Inches. 40 PP. One of only 393 copies published by Cape. This is technically the fourth edition of James Joyce's first book. Each of the original three editions were published with similar limitations, so locating any of these early printings has become quite difficult. This particular copy bears an important association related to the Southern Fugitive and Agrarian Poet movement of the early 20th Century. Signed, "For Sidney Mitron Hirsh, with admiration and esteem - Merrill Moore, London. Sept. 4, 1928." Moore attended Montgomery Bell Academy and went on to Vanderbilt University in 1920. It was at this time that he joined in with the Fugitive Poets that included the likes of John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren. For a number of years, the "Fugitives" met on a bi-weekly basis at the home of local poet and eccentric character, Sidney Hirsch. These informal meetings at Hirsch's residence brought about monumental work from Allen Tate, Ransom, Penn Warren and Donald Davidson among others. This particular book not only represents the sharing of literary gold among the members of the Fugitive group, it is a tangible piece from the collection of the man who put the proverbial and literal "roof over the head" of the group. Original blue cloth boards. Slight toning to interior pages and a few dog-eared corners. Name and title embossed in gold gilt on the spine. Lacks DJ.

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        Men Without Women

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1927 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1927. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1927 with Scribner's logo present. Weighs more than a pound. Page number 3 perfect. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. Book Condition: Very Good, age toning, shelf wear. Facsimile dust jacket. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diffraction of Cathode Rays by a Thin Film" (Thomson, Paget, Reid) in Nature, Vol. 119, No. 3007, June 18, 1927, p. 890 AND "The Diffraction of Cathode Rays by Thin Films of Platinum (Thomson) in Nature, Vol. 120, No. 3031, December 3, 1927, p. 802

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THOMSON & REID'S NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PAPERS "for the experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals" (Nobel Prize Portal). The experiments conducted here "beautifully confirmed the [de Broglie's] wave theory" (Lindau Nobel Laureate Portal). Sir George Paget Thomson was born in 1892, the son of the physicist Sir J. J. Thomson. Paget Thomson studied at Cambridge's Trinity College, later working for a year studying atomic structure with his father; this was followed by work at Cavendish Laboratory until WWI. Following a post at Cambridge, Paget Thomson became Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. It is at Aberdeen that Paget Thomson began to carry out experiments revealing the phenomena of electron diffraction with thin metal foils and high-voltage electrons. In 1924, the de Broglie hypothesis argued that a wave must be associated with the motion of any material corpuscle. "Reasoning that the effect would be easier to analyze with a solid than with a gaseous target, Thomson asked one of his students, Alexander Reid, to modify an existing apparatus and investigate the scattering of a beam of electrons with energy in the keV range through this celluloid films at normal incidence" (Lindau). In the first paper offered here (June 1927), Reid and Paget Thomson describe "the rings formed when a beam of cathode rays was sent at normal incidence through a thin film of celluloid and struck a photograph plate placed some distance behind the film. These were attributed to a diffraction of the cathode rays by the film, the cathode rays behaving as waves of wave-length h/mv according to de Broglie's theory of wave mechanics, and regularities in the structure of the film, or in the size of the molecules, making it behave as a kind of diffraction grating" (Abstract). In the paper of 1927 December, Paget Thomson (working alone) confirmed and extended his experimentation "to films of gold, aluminium, and of an unknown (probably organic) substance. In particular, the relation that the size of the rings is in all cases inversely as the momentum of the cathode rays is fully confirmed, and the number and size of the rings correspond remarkably with what is to be expected from the known crystalline structure of gold and aluminium, using de Broglie's expression for the wave- length of the cathode rays" (Abstract). "Whereas his father had seen the electron as a particle (and won his Nobel Prize in the process), Paget Thomson demonstrated that it could be diffracted like a wave, a discovery proving the principle of wave-particle duality which had first been posited by de Broglie in the 1920s as what is often dubbed the de Broglie hypothesis" (Strickland, Creators of Quantum Physics, 180). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two issues in original wraps. London: Macmillan. 4to. (10.5 x 7.5 inches; 262 x 188mm). Ex-libris with stamps on front wraps; professionally rebacked at the spine (see scan). Slight wear; bright and clean throughout. Both very good condition.

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        Amerika. Roman.

      München, Kurt Wolff (1927). - 8°. 391 (1) S. Rötliches OLn. mit Deckel- und Rückenschild (Schrift in Blau). 1. Ausgabe des 'amerikanischen Romans', nachdem der Anfang im Jüngsten Tag erschienen war, vom Verfasser 'Der Heizer' genannt. Mit dem Nachwort von M(ax) B(rod). - Hemmerle S. 31; Raabe/HB 146.10; WG 10. Etwas unfrisch und fleckig, gering bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Varias editoriales., London 1927 - Encuadernacion en plena piel; buen estado de conservacion. Aunque figuran como tomos II y III el tomo II: A-K, y el tomo III: L-Z. Inmenso trabajo de recopilacion de catalogos de libros literatura impresos en el Reino Unido durante el año 1927. Tamaño: 21 x 14 x 22 cm. de lomo. 5000 paginas aproximadamente cada tomo. BIBLIOGRAFIA-IMPRENTA

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        China in sign and symbol. A panorama of Chinese life, past and present

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1927. xx, 227p., hardcover in dustjacket, the dustjacked stained along top edge, especially on the rear panel; untrimmed edges foxed, mild musty scent. Illustrations of shop signs and other symbolic placards.

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        The Scattering of Electrons by a Single Crystal of Nickel" in Nature 119, No. 2998, April 16, 1927, pp. 558-560

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS OF DAVISSON & GERMER'S SEMINAL CONFIRMATION OF DE BROGLIE'S HYPOTHESIS ON THE WAVE NATURE OF MATTER. For this work, Davisson and Thomson shared the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals" (Nobel Prize Portal). Fine condition housed in custom clamshell box. Davisson and Germer's 1927 confirmation of de Broglie's hypothesis --the first observation of the wave nature of electrons. de Broglie's wave-particle duality hypothesis and this 1927 confirmation were major steps forward in the experimental confirmation of quantum mechanics. Though Davisson's discovery was somewhat "accidental", it is considered the "definitive confirmation of de Broglie's hypothesis" (L'Annunziata, Radioactivity, 428; Brush, Making 20th Century Science, 224).  "The Nobel prize-winning discovery of electron diffraction in 1927 had its starting point in research" begun in 1917 in the engineering department at Western Electric" (Kraugh, Quantum Generations 130). As part of an unrelated lawsuit, Clinton J. Davisson and his assistant, Lester Germer, "began work on the thermionic emission of Wehnelt cathodes. Although the work did not influence the outcome of the suit… it eventually developed in a highly satisfactory and completely unexpected way. In their extended research program, Davisson and Germer were led to study electron emissions from metal surfaces under electron bombardment. In 1924 [their] electron-electron scattering experiments resulted in patterns that Davisson interpreted as arising from the crystal structure of the metal, but nothing further seemed to follow from the experiments. The physicists did not think of electrons as waves. "It was only in the spring of 1926, when Davisson spent a holiday in England, that he happened to learn about de Broglie's ideas of 1924 that electrons might be diffracted by crystals. At that time, Davisson did not know of the new quantum mechanics, but he was told by European colleagues that Schrödinger's theory might be the key to understanding his experiments. In a letter to Richardson, he wrote 'I am still working at Schrödinger and others and believe that I am beginning to get some idea of what it is all about. In particular I think that I know the sort of experiment we should make with our scattering apparatus to test the theory'. "The new direction of the old research program resulted in [this] famous Davisson-Germer experiment proving experimentally de Broglie's formula that", in short, matter also behaves like waves" (ibid). Davisson and Germer's experiment, one they at first did not understand, had definitively demonstrated the wave nature of the electron, thereby confirming de Broglie's hypothesis. Their experiment put wave-particle duality on solid experimental footing and was a major step forward in the development of quantum mechanics. Note that in addition to this issue we also offer the full volume separately. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan. Complete single issue professionally rebaked at the spine. Small quite faint institutional stamp on the front wrap (see photos). 4to. Bright and clean inside and out. Fine condition. Housed in custom clamshell box.

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        The Passing Seasons.

      London: Country Life 1927 - LIMITED EDITION. 132/250. Folio. (45 x 35 cm.). Recent half red morocco, cloth boards. 18 full page colour illustrations each signed in pencil on the mount by the artist. Intermittent light spotting mainly to margins, one text leaf repaired without loss. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift des Ehmcke-Kreises. Blätter für gestaltendes Schaffen. 41 Hefte in 31 Heften

      Ehmcke-Kreis, München, 1927-1938. Insgesamt ca. 2000 S. mit vielen Illustrationen in verschiedenen graphischen Techniken sowie zahlreiche oft farbige, montierte Reklame-Entwürfe, kartonierte Original-Einbände mit meist farbigen Einband-Illustrationen, (teils gering gebräunt) - Enthalten: 2. Jahrgang, Heft 7 und 8-9 / 3. Jahrgang, Heft 1-2, 4-5, 9 und 10 / 5. Jahrgang, Heft 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 und 10 / 6. Jahrgang, Heft 1, 2, 3-4, 8-9 und 10 / 7. Jahrgang, Heft 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-8 und 9-10 / 8. Jahrgang, Heft 1 und 2-3 / 10. Jahrgang, Heft 1 / 12. Jahrgang, Heft 3-4 -

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        AMERICAN ARMY IN CHINA: Tientsin, Peking, Shanghai, Hankow, Hong Kong &c., 1927-

      - [China n.d. ca. 1927-1928]. Brown simulated alligator cloth covers, 37 x 27.5 cm., black pages, spine ribbon-tied, ca. 400 b.w. photos corner mounted, images very good, sharp and clear images NOT faded,solid,nicely done. V E R Y R A R E ! **** *** **** . . SUPERB PHOTO ALBUM OF THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR: . . Beginning of The Communist Party led led by Mao Tse-tung . . V.S. the Kuomintang [KMT] or Chinese Nationalist Party . Led by Chiang Kai Shek. . The United States Supported the KMT. In this album, we see how the KMT soldiers hosted the American Army in China, using their trains and military bases throughout China. * This unusual album contains 400 original b. w. photographs & and is an historic photographic record of American military deployment showing Dough-boys in China, probably from the U.S. Army's 2nd. Battalion, 15th. infantry, per the flag and insignia found on a group formation photograph. A minority are with written captions, by and large taken by the person who made the album, also enhanced with a small percent of professional Chinese photos, some of which have in-negative captions. * There are ca. 3 or so photos missing else completely filling 32 pages or 64 sides + one on the inside back cover. The inside of the front cover has five attractive period color luggage type adverts from various hotels: Hotel Lankershim & Coast Line Military & Naval Hotel San Francisco, Cal; The Court Hotel, Tientsin North China; Grand Hotel des Wagons Litz; Astor House Hotel Ltd., Tientsin. * The album begins with photos of a Chinese playing a Pi-pa [snake skin banjo], then there are three other photos: first two show a Chinese military camouflage train engine from which a Yank soldier in his campaign hat descends, and a long train of cars with a large howitzer mounted upon one, last shows French [?] troops at parade rest with their rifles and white gloves and crested helmets with anchors [naval or marines] with others in the background with some officers. * The next two pages show Chinese coolies swing a basket from the creek top water a field, a mother suckling her baby with her family at the farm, a large water tower in the wet slums and a group of Doughboys at attention in formation, they wear boots, leggings, chrome World War I type dress helmets, a rifle, back pack with bayonet, cartridge pouch belts with green wool hip-length jackets. The opposite page shows another view of the Chinese military train, a pair of large mounted guns on an armored train car. To the right is a Chinese officer pointing to a large pierced hole in the train with a foreign engineer peering out from the small window. The train sports the Republic of China flag with a Chinese military unit flag painted on the side. Another view shows a group of abandoned Chinese coffins that went to the dogs; a group of soldiers in garrison caps at attention with fixed bayonets as the officers salute someone near the person taking the photo, some Chinese officers also present. * Next 2 pages show Chinese on a wheel barrow, some Japanese women by a pond in Kimono and a group of British troops from their colonial Empire: blacks, Indians, white trumpeter, Chinese, and others with musical instruments all wear white cork-type pith helmets. A group of Japanese officers mugging for the camera. Photos of the railhead and large number of Chinese troops with rifles, and kit at the railway station, some on march carrying their flags others in open box cars with touring cars that are on the move, another of camouflaged armored train cars, one shows a number of foreign soldiers looking out of a train car window, some are with tiny embossed stamp at right corner: "Mei Lee Tien Tsin." * The album continues with a mixture of images of civilian Chinese, Chinese military, their trains, moving air planes, weapons, war refugees in tents, military views of barbed wire fortifications, trenches, machine gunners Russian soldiers, Chinese officers, Chinese air force, funerals, rickshaw pullers, cam

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        The Stabilization of the Mark

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, 1927. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, front board ruled in blind. With 2 newspaper obituaries for Schacht laid in. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, a few minor marks to boards, hinges gently cracked but firm, endpapers tanned, overall a very good copy. First UK edition in English, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Mr Fred B. Bate, with kind regards", dated 17 November 1927, to the front free endpaper. The recipient is presumably the American broadcaster Frederick Blantford Bate (1886–1970), who was the NBC representative in London at the time. The book was originally published in German in Stuttgart by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt earlier the same year. The German financial expert is credited with almost single-handedly halting the Weimar Republic's hyperinflation crisis of 1922–3 with the introduction of the Rentenmark—the subject of this book—and thereafter he served as president of the Reichsbank before becoming minister of economics (1934–7) under Hitler's rule. Although charged in 1945 as a war criminal for his early support of Hitler and for his role in enabling Hitler's armament plans, he was acquitted at Nuremberg and went on to establish his own bank and act as an international financial consultant. This copy is accompanied by two brief newspaper articles from the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times, both dated 5 June 1970, on Schacht's life; Schacht had died the day before. Both name Schacht as "the financial wizard who helped Hitler's rise to power".

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        Treasure Island (with scarce dust jacket)

      George H. Doran Company, New York 1927 - Copyright date (circa 1927). With a Very Rare Dust Jacket. Illustrated throughout by Edmund Dulac including frontispiece, text illustrations. Original green cloth with blindstamp design, gilt title and spine, illustrated endpapers, illustrated jacket. With the price still intact on the inside front flap, dust jacket now in a clear cover. First American Edition with Dulac plates. Fair amount of wear and staining to jacket, some small chips and closed tears to edges, larger chips at corners and head of spine, some wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities, abraded areas at head and heel of spine; foxing to frontispiece and initial pages, offestting from plates. Tinted top page edges, for edge pages are not cut. Decorated inside covers front and back. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book. Size: 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1920 - 1927. [Architectural projects of the VKhUTEMAS faculty].

      Izd. VKHUTEMASa Moskva 1927 - Quarto (24 x 17 cm). XIV, 45 pp. illustrated with 45 photogravures of student architectural drawings. Original photomontage wrappers designed by El Lissitsky; some wear along edges, joints weak, light soiling. Fresh example of the first edition with original wrappers showing Lissitsky's design that ingeniously combined an image of a hand with the compass with innovative use of type. The book includes an introduction by professor N. Dokuchayev and some of the VKhUTEMAS faculty's architectural drawings: renderings of factories, the Palace of Labor, communal housing and other state-sponsored projects, most unrealised. The VKhUTEMAS Workshop had a brief but significant existence, established in 1920 and dissolved in 1930. Its impact both at the time and now is tremendous, as the Workshop furthered the development of constructivism and rationalism in architecture. Created by Vladimir Tatlin in 1920 under the name 'Higher Art and Technical Studios', the school was formed by the merging of the Stroganov School of Industrial Art and the Moscow School of Painting. Abandoning traditional curriculum and encouraging the avant-garde, the school quickly became the leading art school in the post-revolutionary period. Key instructors were Aleksandra Exter, Kazimir Malevich, Lyubov Popova, Alexander Rodchenko and Nadezhda Udaltsova. From a print run of 1000 copies, rare in fine condition considering the fragility of the production. MoMA 702. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carmen -

      A la Cité des Livres 1927 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 104 pp. Sous étui et coffret. Sous couverture rempliée. Ouvrage orné de gravures sur bois en couleurs dans le texte et hors texte d'Hermann-Paul dont un en frontispice. Très bon état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 290 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 22 exemplaires sur Japon impérial. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lazarus Laughed (1925-1926) A Play For An Imaginative Theatre [Three Separate Volumes: First Limited Edition Signed By O'neill, + Fine First Trade Edition In Fine Dj, + A Unique Third Printing Signed By Entire Cast And Crew

      New York : Boni & Liveright, Inc., 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Green Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine Dustjacket. 8 3/8 " High. Three Different Editions: A Fine Copy Of The Signed Limited First Edition Of The Book, Signed By O'neill, In A Near Fine Original Slipcase. Also Included Is The First Trade Edition, Near Fine In A Near Fine, Unfaded Dust Jacket, Not Price-Clipped. Also Included Is A Unique Copy Of The Third Printing, February 1928, The Printing Just Before The First Production Of The Play, At The Pasadena Playhouse. Prepared By Or For Claude D. Seaman [Of The Standard Lighting Company, Los Angeles], With His Name On Front Endpaper Carefully Blocked In Ink. Printed Heading, By Hand, On First Blank "World Premiere/ Of O'neill's/ "Lazarus Laughed"/ Pasadena Community Playhouse/ April 9 - 1928"; Repeated On Verso; Half Title With Line For Author's Signature [But He Was Not Present And This Line Is Thus Blank]; Verso With "World Premiere..." Text Repeated, With Lines For Director, Musical Director, Director Of Movement, Art Director, Production Manager, Business Manager, And The Chairman Of The Production Committee, Each Line Signed By The Person Holding That Position; Title Page; Verso Is Copyright Page; Synopsis Page; Verso Are Lines Drawn And Extended To Each Of The "Characters" Listed On The Following Page, Each Line Signed By The Person Who Played That Part, Maurice Wells Thus Signing Twice, 14 Signatures In All; "World Premiere" Text Repeated At Foot Of Characters Page And Again On Verso; "Act One" Title Page; Verso Repeats Then "World Premiere...' Text, Followed By Lijnes For Each Of The Producing Staff / Setting, Including The Designer James Hyde, And 11 Others. With, Laid In Loosely, The Los Angeles Newspaper Review By The Spectator Of The Production Which Shortly Moved To The Hollywood Music Box [Theatre], With A Clipped Newspaper Ad For The Production Citing A Cast Of 250 And A Production Cost Of $100,000. The Play Has Since Been Produced Only Four Times, Due In Part To The Expense And Difficulty, But Also To Its Philosophical, Didactic Yet Confrontational Tone Which Has Not Set Well With General Audiences Since The Original Use Of This Dramatic Form Several Thousand Years Past. Irving Pichel [1891-1954] Played The Title Role. He Also Played The Servant, Sandor, In Dracula's Daughter, Fagin In The 1933 Film Oliver Twist, And About 57 Other Films 1930-1939, With Minor Roles In Films He Later Directed. He Directed Films 1932-1954, Including The Most Dangerous Game, She, Earthbound, Hudson's Bay, The Moon Is Down, They Won't Believe Me, The Miracle Of The Bells, Destination Moon, And Santa Fe. In 1947 Hje Was One Of The Hollywood 19 Subpoened By The House Un-America Activities Committee; He Was Not Called To Testify, But Was Blacklisted, Requiring Him To Work Outside The Us. Victor Jory [1902-1982] Was Canadian, Attended School In Pasadena, Appeared In Theatre All Over The Us And Made His Motion Picture Debut In 1930, Later Appearing In Over 150 Pictures And Dozens Of Tv Episodes. [Note That This Book Is Not Signed By O'neill. Gilmor Brown, Producer Of The Play, Was Director Of Public Speaking And Dramatics At Caltech, Later Director Of The Pasadena Playhouse, And Responsible For Making It Into One Of The Premier Small Theatres In The U.S. From The 1920'S Into The 1950'S, Routinely Featuring Prominent Starring Actoirs And Furnishing An Entree For Many Actors Who Later Became Successful In Motion Pictures And Tv.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Catastrophe. Kerensky's Own Story of the Russian Revolution.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title in black to spine and front board. Somewhat rubbed and soiled, frayed head and tail of spine, lower corners rubbed through, endpapers lightly browned, pale toning to the text, overall very good. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, published in French and German the following year. Firsthand account of the revolutions of 1917 by the head of the Provisional Government, this copy inscribed verso of the frontispiece "To the Association of Russian Advocates in France", dated Paris 1932. Early signatures of Kerensky are uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The History of the Valorous and Wittie Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha

      The Ashendene Press 1927 1928, Chelsea - Two parts in one volume Folio (c.427 x 310 mm). full red and light brown morocco, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut and untrimmed, marbled endpapers. One of 225copies on Bachelor paper (20 copies printed on vellum). Printed in red and black in Ptolemy type, text in double columns. Borders and initials are designed by Louise Powell and then cut on wood by W. M. Quick and Geo[rge] H. Ford. This is the largest sized book of the Ashendene Press."Don Quixote" represented a new direction for the Ashendene Press in its typeface and decoration. The new typeface by Emery Walker was based on the font used in the Ulm 1482 edition of Ptolemy and was "a much lighter, more elegant letter than the earlier fount," the denser Subiaco type. "And with the use of this less dictatorial type face, the printer could cast away a little of his restraint in planning whatever lay outside it. So in Don Quixote we find at last an alphabet of open and freely drawn, decorative initial letters, designed by Louise Powell and shadowing something of Kelmscott Press taste from years before." -Franklin, pp. 56-57. Spin and front cover with slight uneven fading of the red morocco, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Das Bechstein-Bilderbuch

      C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik-Aktiengesellschaft 1927 - 95 pp., illustrations. In German, English and French. cover & spine are worn with significant tears, stains inside covers & on 1st & last 2 pages, minor age-toning of other pages 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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