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        Llyfr y Pregeth-Wr

      Newtown: Gwasg Gregynog, 1927 Bound in limp blue buckram with titling in gilt to upper cover. Spine a little sunned. Internally, unsigned, internally near fine, [5], 20 pp, [1], wood engraved frontis and title page wood engraving by David Jones, number 121 of an edition of 250, text of Ecclesiastes from the Welsh Bible of 1588. Published 24 November 1927 on Batchelor hand made paper. (Harrop 8/187)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Men Without Women ( 1st/1st )

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

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        Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company Catalog S-8

      Chicago, IL: Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company. Very Good-. 1927. Softcover. Folio-size book, about 12" by 15"; stapled paper binding, cloth spine covering staples; covers are a bit smudged and are faintly dampstained from humidity; spine is a little frayed at both ends. First and last pages and page block edges are yellowed. Top and bottom outside corners of front cover are a little bumped/creased, as are the same corners of most of the pages. It will cost more than the standard rate to ship this large book by Priority Mail or to places outside the U. S. ; Bound in at start is a discount schedule, "Effective September 1, 1927." Many B & W photos of light fixtures; good for identification of old fixtures, some of which are probably still to be found in use in old houses. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 84 pages .

      [Bookseller: Every Other Book]
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        HIM

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First Edition. Vellum-backed boards. Some soiling to spine, internally fine in a beautiful, custom slipcase. Original vellum-backed boards. Copy #69 of 160 numbered and SIGNED copies. Housed in a handsome, custom red quarter morocco slipcase with cloth chemise. Sold WITH Charles Norman's biography of Cummings. Fine in wrappers. Also housed in a handsome, custom red quarter morocco slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        La guirlande des dunes

      Paris l'edition d'art Piazza, 1927 . in-8°, 130pp. illustré de 32 en couleurs par Heni Cassiers. Relié plein vélin signeé par Laurent Peeters - Anvers: filet dore cerment les plats. tête dorée sous vouverture imprimée d'éditeur et embîtage luxueux. Tirage limité à 1100 ex. dont 125 sur Vélin de Rives. Imprimés spécialement pour un groupe de bibliophiles Belges.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        TUTTE LE OPERE. A cura dell'Istituto Nazionale per la edizione di tutte le opere di Gabriele D'Annunzio.

      In-8 gr., 49 voll. di cui 1 di Indici, mz. marocch. con ang. (alone su 10 voll.), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello. Le opere sono suddivise in quattro serie: "Versi d'Amore e di Gloria - Prose di romanzi - Tragedie, misteri e sogni - Prose di ricerca, di lotta, di comando, di conquista, di tormento, d'indovinamento, di rinnovamento, di celebrazione, di rivendicazione, di liberazione, di favole, di giochi, di baleni". Pregiata e notissima edizione per la cura dei testi e la perfezione tipografica - composta coi caratteri della Stamperia originale di Giambattista Bodoni - nella tirat. di 2501 esempl. numer. su carta velina a mano ?Perusia? delle cartiere Miliani di Fabriano. Cfr. Guabello, p. 235 - De Medici, p. 243. Testi molto ben conservati.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        My Life As An Explorer

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927. In original blue cloth binding with minimal library identifiers, and from the collection of John Pearson, former member and one-time president of the Rowfant Club of Cleveland; Signed by the celebrated explorer and author for the Museum of The Peaceful Arts, Manhattan, which in 1927 was located in the old Scientific American Building. The Museum of the Peaceful Arts later became the Museum of Science and Industry. This is Amundsen's last book, and signed copies are extremely hard to find. Born in Borge, Ostfold, Norway, Roald Amundsen is said by many to be the greatest Polar explorer of the 20th century. In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his men were the first humans to reach the South Pole. A 1925 flight over the North Pole nearly met with disaster, but Amundsen prevailed. He and his men returned safely in their Dornier Do J Flying Boat N-25, after being on the ice for over three weeks. In 1926, Amundsen made a historic flight over the Arctic aboard the Norweigan airship Norge, becoming the first undisputed explorer to reach the North Pole. The previous claims of Cook, Peary and Byrd as being the first are all in dispute. On June 18, 1928, Amundsen, flying with a rescue party searching for the Italian airship, Italia, crashed somewhere over the Barents Sea. Amundsen and his aircraft have never been found. As recently as 2009, the Royal Norweigan Navy unsuccessfully searched for the wreckage using an unmanned submarine, Hugin 1000. This former Museum of Peaceful Arts library copy is thusly marked in a few places, including the call numbers on the spine, and lacks its dust jacket; The boards are lightly shelf worn, spine extremities and corners worn and/or bumped.. Inscribed & Signed by Author. First American Edition. Blue Cloth w/Gilt Titling. Very Good. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Ex-Library, Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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        La suite dans les idées

      Paris: Au sans pareil, 1927. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des ex du service de presse. Sympathique envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Pierre Dominique : "... c'est chic ce que vous faites pour moi toujours. Je vous en remercie." Agréable exemplaire. - Au sans pareil, Paris _1927, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1927. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Quarto (217 × 172 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Binding very lightly rubbed at extremities, contents a little toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 20 numbered copies on japon vellum signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Now We are Six

      London: Methuen, 1927. Limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 116, printed on handmade paper, signed by the author and illustrator. Illustrated with line drawings alongside verse. Bound in beige buckram spine, with salmon paper covered boards; printed paper label on front board. Some edges uncut. Corners very lightly bumped; endpapers tanning in a block; bookplate to front pastedown. Dust-jacket paper faded, with spine dark; lightly rubbed along edges; bumps and light wear at head and heel of spine; small tear continuing into surface abrasion front panel bottom edge; very light dust-soil.. Signed by Author & Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth Spine. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo.

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Company. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1927. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book is bright and clean with former owner's book plate pasted in front. Mylar protected dust jacket has 1 inch missing piece from bottom of spine and 1/8" missing piece at top spine. Jacket is not priced nor clipped. Has a clipping from book dealer catalog pasted inside front cover under bookplate. See scan for autographs. Book is protected in custom made clamshell box with reproduction of cover on front and marbelized edges. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX - PUBLISHER'S DUMMY

      1927. 2. MILNE,A.A. NOW WE ARE SIX. London: Methuen (1927). 8vo (5 x 7 3/4"), maroon colored gilt cloth, top edge gilt, Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw is VG with some soil and some fraying at top of spine and corner). This is a rare PUBLISHER'S DUMMY that contains 23 pages including headers for the preliminary pages and then text with illustrations by E.H. SHEPARD followed by blank pages. The contents page is partial, the Introduction has the header only.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Songs from Now We are Six

      London: Methuen & Co, 1927. One quarter navy cloth over grey paper covered boards. Paper label to front panel. Edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies of which "this is a presentation copy for S. Kilby Esq." Signed by all three contributors. Some edgewear and darkening to edges and very slight stain to front panel otherwise a very nice copy.. 1st. Cloth and Boards. VG/No Jacket. Illus. by Ernest Shepard. Quarto.

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen, (1927). First edition. This famous collection of children’s verses, featuring Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, and his bear, is illustrated throughout with Ernest H. Shepard’s whimsical drawings. Signed at a later date on the title page by Shepard. Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Rivière in deep red morocco, with gilt ruled borders and spine in six compartments. Four little Pooh-Bears are stamped in gilt on the spine. Vignette in gold of Christopher Robin with his fishing pole stamped on the front cover. Original cloth wrappers bound-in. A.e.g. A lovely presentation of Milne’s classic, in immaculate condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fine. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Fine condition. Deluxe edition. Dark red full calf binding with gilt titles and decorations to spine and vignette to front cover. All edges gilt. Numerous b/w illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. 103 pages. Top corners of front cover have the merest hint of rubbing. Inscription in ink dated 1928 to front endpaper. Light browning to half-title and verso of last page. A tiny mark to margin of page 59 and a tiny margin tear to page 53. This is a truly stunning copy of this beautiful book. Contained in original box with white title label to lid. The bottom of the box is worn along two edges. The lid has been reinforced with 'magic' tape along all edges.

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Songs from Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen, 1927. Signed limited edition. One of 100 copies signed by Milne, Shepard, and Fraser-Simon. Illustrations by E. H. Shepard and music by H. Fraser-Simson. Original publisher's blue cloth-backed gray paper-covered boards, printed paper label to front cover. Light rubbing to cloth, covers toned with some fading and soiling, corners worns, else very good; internally very clean.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by E. H. Shepard.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      1927. hardcover. Milne, A. A. NOW WE ARE SIX. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., (1927). Original full green calf pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. <p>First Edition of "another book of verses to and for, by, with and from Christopher Robin, who is a little older now... Winnie-the-Pooh, perhaps an inch more round the waist, makes an occasional appearance" (per the jacket that accompanied only the trade issue). This was the third of the four famous Milne/Shepard books, and the second to consist of verse.</p> <p><u>This is one of the deluxe issue copies, bound by the publisher in full green calf</u> decorated in gilt, on flexible boards (other deluxe copies were bound in maroon or blue calf -- no priority). This copy lacks the printed paperboard box in which these deluxe copies were distributed (they had no printed dust jacket), but is in near-fine condition (scarcely any wear or soil, but there is an armorial bookplmate on the verso of the front free endpaper which has wrinkled that leaf). NCBEL IV 671.</p> CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:11859)

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd. 1927, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) x,[2],103pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Small Octavo in original gilt red cloth, gilt top edge, illustrated pink endpapers and dust jacket with decorative illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. One leaf taped in with a previous owner&#39;s signature on front free endpaper and slightly chipped dust jacket..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Now We Are Six - First Deluxe Edition

      Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 1st deluxe edition. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. Now We Are Six, 1st deluxe ed., 1927, illustrations by E.H. Shepard, contemporary previous owner inscription to front endpaper, a.e.g., original green calf gilt in exceptionally bright condition, with none of the usual spine fade. 8vo

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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      London, Methuen, 1927.. FIRST EDITION 1927, 8vo, maroon cloth gilt, gilt vignettes to upper and lower covers, pink illustrated endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Spine just very slightly darkened, very little light foxing to front endpaper, 30 mm (1½") wide vertical strip slightly browned at inner edge of half-title and inner edge of blank verso of final page, no inscriptions. Near Fine in like DUSTWRAPPER (dw: slightly darkened on spine, head and tail of spine a touch worn, a tiny closed tear at top of each hinge tiny chip to top corner of upper panel, minute chip at foot of front fold). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Now We are Six

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd., 1927. First Edition. Fine Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. With Decorations By Ernest H. Shepard. Size 7.25" x 4.75". 103 pages. 1927 First Edition. Deluxe Edition in Publisher&#39;s original Deluxe Binding. Blue calf covers, the front board is decorated with a gilt central picture of Christopher Robin with his fishing rod and double gilt border with floral corner pieces. Gilt titles at the top of the spine, 5 gilt vignettes of Christopher Robin intertwined with gilt flowers, and Methuen in gilt at the foot of the spine. All edges gilt. Pink pastedowns and endpapers with blue line illustrations of Christopher Robin, Pooh and Rabbit. Vignette of Christopher Robin on the title page and the wonderful line illustrations throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. In very good condition, corners rubbed, edges slightly rubbed, the leather is frayed at the very head and foot of the spine but with no loss to the gilt title or Methuen, spine a little faded calf slightly faded. The internal condition is excellent, very clean, the half title is slightly toned else the contents are very clean, no finger marks or inscriptions.

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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Slightly better than very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Red cloth, gilt titles, vignette and border. Top edge gilt. Pink pictorial endpapers. Delightful b/w illustrations throughout. 103 pages. Spine and corners are a little bumped, with some wear. Tiny bit of fading to top of spine and edge of front cover. Foxing to outer page edges and a few light margin marks. Binding is nice and tight. Wrapper is browned, especially to spine, with chips of loss to top and tail of spine and corners. 1.5" and 2" closed tears to top of front panel of wrapper. A few smaller nicks to edges of wrapper, with light creasing and a few marks. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

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        Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1927. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and decorations to upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Spine bumped, coners lightly rubbed, otherwise a bright, tight copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition. Dark red full calf binding with gilt titles and decorations to spine and vignette to front cover. All edges gilt. Numerous b/w illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. 103 pages. Some chipping/lifting to leather on spine (2.4 inches). Top and tail of spine are chipped with slight loss to leather and a little fraying. Corners are worn, with a few small chips. Some scuffs to covers. Binding is still nice and tight. Foxing to endpapers. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Brown marks to half-title page and verso of last text page. Gilt edging is very nice and bright. [S]

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        Now We are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. (1927).. First deluxe edition, 8vo, (xii), 103, (1) pp. Illustrations throughout. Original Publisher's limp blue morocco with gilt decoration, spine slightly sunned with faint rubbing to ends, a handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        NOW WE ARE SIX

      1927. hardcover. <center><b>this copy signed by Milne, and with a 1927 flyer loosely inserted</b></center> Milne, A. A. NOW WE ARE SIX. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., (1927). Original maroon cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, with dust jacket. <p>First Edition of "another book of verses to and for, by, with and from Christopher Robin, who is a little older now... Winnie-the-Pooh, perhaps an inch more round the waist, makes an occasional appearance" (per the jacket). This was the third of the four famous Milne/Shepard books, and the second to consist of verse.</p> <p>This volume is just about fine (spine very slightly darkened); the dust jacket is near-fine (spine very slightly faded, a few foxing marks on the front panel, just a hint of wear at a couple of corners). The title page is <i>SIGNED BY MILNE</i>, and loosely inserted is a flyer announcing that Ernest Shepard&#39;s original drawings for this book will be on exhibit at The Sporting Gallery in London in December 1927. NCBEL IV 671.</p> SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES, CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12150)

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy [2 Vols.]

      New York: George H. Doran, 1927. First fully English translation. Limited to an edition of 500 numbered copies of which this 325. Statment of limitation signed by Pual Jordan-Smith. Bound in vellum spine and cream paper to boards, gilt title and rule to spine, gilt top, brass coloured ribbons. Lacking slipcase. Former owner&#39;s signature to front free endpaper, both volumes. This is the first English translation rendering all Latin portions of the text in English. Includes a preface by the editors and an introduction by Floyd Dell alone. Tiny spot of rubbing to gilt top first volume, some very faint spots of soiling to spines, very light scratching and some faint discolouration (due to adhesive) to paper of boards.. First Thus. Quarter Vellum. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        LES LETTRES DE MON MOULIN

      Paris, Les Éditions d&#39; Art Devambez, 1927.** . Droit, Jean. Reliure mosaïque, plein-maroquin bleu, avec emboîtage marbrés dorés, cadre Art Deco mosaïque en rouge, doré sur les plats, dos orné de pièce de titre doré, dos à nerfs ( 5) soulignés de filets doré, entrenerfs ornés de losagnes carmin, (...) (...)doublures de maroquin rouge et dorés dans les même style que les plats, coupes et coiffes dorés, gardes en toile bleu, page de garde marbré, (3) couverture d&#39; éditeur, frontispice en couleurs, 22,5x27,5cm, 167pp, couverture d&#39; éditeur (3), illustré en couleur et n/b. Illustré de quinze compositions originales dont sept en couleurs au repérage, gravées par Jean Droit. N° 404 de 406 exemplaires numéroté sure vélin d&#39; Arches à la forme, comportant l&#39; état définitif des eaux-fortes.

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        the Mediaeval Courts of Love A Paper read before Ye Sette of Odd Volumes at ye 421st meeting of ye Sette held at the Royal Adelaide Gallery, February 22nd 1927

      Ye Cayme Press 'and sold by no Booksellers' London: Ye Cayme Press &#39;and sold by no Booksellers&#39;, 1927. Ye Sette of Odd Volumes No LXXXII. . Grey paper covered boards, brown lettering on spine and front cover, on rear cover is the emblem of the Sette of Odd Volumes, with the the words &#39;There is Divinity in Numbers&#39;,. The book fits neatly into a new protective black cloth box. Limited edition, 111 of 133 copies. (110 x 150 mm), pp. 46. Presentation copy by Vyvyan Holland to &#39;Her Oddship, the Enchantress.&#39; Vyvyan Holland was the son of Oscar Wilde. He changed his name to distance himself from his father&#39;s scandals. The Sette of Odd Volumes was a dining club founded by the bookseller, Bernard Quaritch in 1878. Although many of the papers delivered to the Sette where whimsical in nature, and it would be easy to dismiss the Sette as an erudite boy&#39;s club, they often covered neglected and fascinating subjects. In this work Holland turns his attention to Mediaeval Courts of Love, where &#39;... for the first time in the history of ... Europe a woman could feel tolerably certain of not being ill used ... and for the first time it came to be acknowledged that a woman was entitled to some voice in the disposal ... of her affections. These were immense and very important strides in the march of civilization.&#39; (p. 42). Ridler 28.

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        DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP

      New York: Alfred Knopf, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents clean and fresh; covers bright with sunning to the spine and darkening of the spine label. Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Original green cloth with the first printing error on page 20. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper and quite scarce as such. There was a Limited Edition of 175 numbered and signed copies, but one rarely comes across a signed trade edition of this classic of American Literature. We found only one copy appearing at auction in the last 25 years, the Pforzheimer copy in 1987, that being inscribed to Carl Pforzheimer. The present copy is signed only and on an integral sheet of the book, not on a piece of paper added later.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        ADONAIS. A FACSIMILE OF THE PISA EDITION OF 1821

      London: Noel Douglas, 1927. Involving All the Original Players, with thePortraits by Miss Currie Showing Notable Sensitivity 257 x 181 mm (10 1/8 x 7 1/8"). 2 p.l., 25, [1] pp. AN ESPECIALLY FINE COSWAY-STYLE BINDING IN CERULEAN BLUE MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SONS (signed on front turn-in), covers bordered with solid and stippled gilt rules accented at the corners and along each side by a looping floral tool, CENTER OF EACH COVER WITH A FINE OVAL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT--OF SHELLEY ON THE FRONT AND OF KEATS ON THE BACK--PAINTED ON IVORY BY MISS C. B. CURRIE ("Miniatures by C. B. Currie" written in cursive on front doublure in gold ink), the portraits under glass and enclosed by a gilt stamped frame of floral and foliate tools; "Cosway Binding" and "Invented by J. H. Stonehouse" stamped in gilt on fore edges of boards, raised bands, spine compartments attractively gilt with drawer-handle and floral tools, turn-ins framed by multiple gilt rules, blue watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt (expertly rebacked, using the original spine). In a matching felt-lined buckram slipcase. Limitation page with printed and manuscript notation: "This is No. 891 of the Cosway Bindings invented by J. H. Stonehouse, with Miniatures on Ivory by Miss Currie," and signed below by Stonehouse and Currie. Covers faintly soiled, spine evenly sunned toward green, otherwise very fine, the carefully restored binding with virtually no surface wear, and the text immaculate. The earliest--and generally considered to be the finest--Cosway bindings were executed by Miss C. B. Currie, who is known to have worked between 1912-40, usually (as here) from designs by J. H. Stonehouse. The present item is a quintessential example of a genuine Cosway binding, involving the entire original cast of collaborators--Miss Currie, Stonehouse, Riviere, Sotheran--and no doubt produced in the late 1930s. We know more or less for certain that Currie did at least 950 miniatures in her lifetime, as a Cosway binding that sold at Christie's on 12 July 2000 bore that number, and most of the examples of Currie Cosway bindings in ABPC since 1975 are numbered in the 800s. The miniatures here are very finely executed, with deft strokes and a strong, appropriate feeling of melancholy, as manifested especially in the convincing treatment of the eyes--Shelley's being at once penetrating and vulnerable and Keats' being full of disillusioned pensiveness. The binding is as attractive as a Riviere production ought to be, but its gilt decoration is restrained, in keeping with the contents. The text here is a facsimile of the original printing of the tribute of one great Romantic poet to another at the latter's death. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was not a close friend of the slightly younger Keats (1795-1821) but recognized his great talent and was deeply moved when Keats died at the hands of consumption in Rome, where he had travelled in search of a warmer climate. In addition to lauding Keats, "Adonais," written in Spenserian stanzas, is a denunciation of the villains--carping literary critics--to whom Shelley attributed the poet's death. It is generally considered to be one of the great pastoral elegies in English. This is a facsimile of the first edition, which was printed in Pisa (where the Shelleys lived) rather than London, so that Shelley could personally oversee the printing process. He sent copies to his English publisher, James Ollier, for distribution. According to DNB, Ollier did sell the copies sent from Pisa, "but he did not republish the poem; indeed, Ollier was irksomely unco-operative over the winter of 1821-2, leading Shelley to search, unsuccessfully, for an alternative publisher.

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        WINNIE-THE-POOH

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 5th edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Nearly fine condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition in publisher&#39;s red calf binding with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. Green pictorial endpapers. 158 pages. All edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Corners and top and tail of spine are bumped, with some light wear. Creasing and a little fraying to silk bookmark. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning to free front endpaper, with outline of inscription to previous page. A couple of marks to gilt edging. Contents are excellent, apart from marks to pages 158 and 159 that mirror each other. Contained in original box for this deluxe leather edition, with original price etc. Box is in very good condition for age - but is browned with grubby marks and wear. A stunning copy which would make a beautiful gift. [S]

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        LUKUNDOO AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: George H. Doran Company New York: George H. Doran Company,. [1927]. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. Some mild rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, some foxing. to endpapers, a bit of tanning to edges of text block, a very good. copy, with clean binding and very bright cover stamping, in very good. pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear and rubbing, mainly to edges,. minor loss at corners and spine ends, and several closed tears and. creases at upper and lower edges of front and rear panels, and some. internal foxing. Overall a very nice copy in an attractive, bright. example of the uncommon jacket. (#105682). First edition. "Very competent material horror stories, original in idea (for the most part), sources for a good deal of later work." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1698. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 182. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-212. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1108. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 462. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3- 255. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15227.

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        ACHIEVEMENT IN PHOTO-ENGRAVING AND LETTER-PRESS PRINTING, 1927

      Chicago: American Photo-Engravers Association, 1927 The contents of this volume embrace an unusually wide range of subjects, including many examples of design, form, effect, color, application and presentation. The illustration of the Broadmoor Hotel by Maxfield Parrish is present, illustration A on the page preceding page 865. 488 numbered pages with numerous color and black and white illustrations and index, plus about an equal number of unnumered full page illustrated plates on various types of paper. Such an attractive book is bound in its orginal unattractive faux leather with raised illustration and lettering in dark red and yellow and design pressed in blind. Non-author inscription on one of the blank preliminary pages. Wear at corners and spine ends. The gorgeous illustrations and pages are fine and bright though the binding is very good.. First edition. Hardcover.

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        Japanese Colour-Prints. The Collection of Alexander G. Mosle

      Liepzig.: Self published.. Number 416 of 500 numbered copies.. 1927.. Catalogue accompanied by portfolio of 8 colour prints and &#39;Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese Colour-Prints&#39;. .

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation Made by Sea or Overland to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compass of These 1600 Years (In Eight Volumes) [With]. The Voyages Traffiques & Discoveries of Foreign Voyagers with Other Matters Relating Thereto Contained in the "Navigations" (In Two Volumes)

      London & Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons Limited 1927-1928. (Hardcover) Near fine. 10 volumes Octavo. Plates from facsimiles, drawings by Thomas Derrick, etc. Original blue cloth with endpaper maps; volumes 1-8 gilt on spines and front covers a bit darkened, gilt on volumes 9-10 bright. N.B. Extra shipping required. Before placing your order please click the link Ask Bookseller A Question. We can then confirm availability and give you an accurate quote for shipping charges, and also discuss any special requirements. Introduction by John Masefield (Volumes 1-8) & Ernest Rhys (Volumes 9-10)..

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        Hakluyt&#39;s Voyages: The Principal Navigations

      J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1927. Vol. 1 through to 10 - The principal navigations voyages traffiques and discoveries of the English nation made by sea or overland to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compass of these 1600 years - by Richard Hakluyt; (Ref. # ACC-S9).. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 5-1/5"x8"Tall. Voyages.

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation, Made by Sea or Overland to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the Compass of these 1600 years... Introduction by John Masefield. Illustrated... by T. Derrick

      London: J.M. Dent and Sons, (1927-8). . Ten volumes, 8vo. 140 illustrations, portraits, maps and facsimiles. Original gilt decorated grey-blue cloth, d.w.&#146;s with some minor chips and occasional subtle repairs to the reverse, lower flap of the wrapper to volume IV formerly detached and now restored, an attractive set. Hakluyt (1552-1616) never travelled further than France, but his tireless scholarship produced a work, first published in full 1598-1600, which inspired and championed the exploits of many of Europe&#146;s great explorers.

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        Metropolis -----in the rare Dustjacket

      London: Readers Library, no Date ( 1927 ), 1st English language Edition, 1st Printing ---------small hardcover with burgundy boards, a Good copy with browning to the paper, looks like the binding was cracked at one time as there appears to be an inexpert repair resulting in a few pages extending beyond the fore edge of the text block, book is quite square and overall in very tidy condition, the dustjacket is a strong Good example -and a true rarity-, some light chipping along edges with a bit of loss at spine tips, some age darkening to the spine which looks worse in the scan than it really is, a stunning art deco dustjacket and an absolute cornerstone for any collection of science fiction, literature or movie titles, the correct 1st printing with this title NOT listed in the one page list of Readers Library titles, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Aubrey Hammond Cover Art .

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        METROPOLIS

      London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., n.d.. [1927]. original decorated red-brown boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Old gift inscription on front free endpaper. Text paper tanned,. hairline cracks along inner hinges (still sound and tight), small. damp stain to bottom edge of rear cover, a good copy in good first. printing dust jacket (with wraparound illustration by Aubrey Hammond). that does not list METROPOLIS on the rear flap, with light wear at. edges, two small chip from bottom edge of front panel, with internal. tape mend, and some fading to green ink on front panel. (#134626). First edition in English. The first printing without mention of this title in list of Readers Library books on page [7]. Novelization of the screenplay by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou of Lang&#39;s 1926 UFA film which was about three hours long in it&#39;s original seventeen-reel version. "Though often described as the first SF epic of the cinema, this famous German film -- of which no complete version now exists -- has just as much in common with the cinema of the Gothic. Though set in a future visually emphasized by towering buildings and vast brooding machines, the city of Metropolis has an underworld dark and medieval in atmosphere ... The story of METROPOLIS is trite and its politics ludicrously simplistic; but these flaws cannot detract from the sheer visual power of the film -- a combination of the high Expressionistic sets (the work of art directors Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut and Karl Vollbrecht) and Lang&#39;s direction ... METROPOLIS, which was extremely expensive and not a financial success, almost bankrupted the studio that made it (UFA). The film was cut almost as soon as it was released, and -- still in the 1920s -- shortened yet more radically in the UK and USA. Even recently restored archival versions are half an hour shorter than the original." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 804-5. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-23; (1981) 2-112; (1987) 2-123 and (1995) 2-132. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1040. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 198. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1383-86. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Reginald 14733.

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        [Le 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

      (New York): Dutton, 1927. Quarter-inch closed tear to spine crown, near fine. Third Beardsley edition, American issue. Limited to 1600 copies 4to. lv, 538p. Bound in black cloth over beveled boards with designs in gilt by Aubrey Beardsley on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley with 16 full-page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders (some repeated), 289 chapter headings (one additional heading omitted from previous editions), initial letters, and ornaments (many repeated). Lasner 22c.

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