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        [Poster]: See Rossums Universal Robots. A Play with a Message [Not a Motion Picture]. Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

      Hapeman Gee Printing Co. Sacramento: Hapeman-Gee Printing Co.. 1927. Printed in blue ink on cardstock. Approximately 14" x 11.25". Tiny tears or small creases, else a near fine copy. The information "A Play with a Message" has been added over an original line (that seems like it might have been misspelled). An influential play by Karel Capek, which premiered in Prague in 1921, most famous now for introducing the word "robot" (derived from the Czech noun "robota" meaning "labor"). The play, in which androids who are at first content to work for their human creators decide to rebel, made its U.S. premiere in 1922 and supposedly Spencer Tracy made his stage debut as one of the robots in an early American production. .

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        White Wings

      Boni & Liveright New York: Boni & Liveright. 1927. First. First edition. Introduction by Donald Ogden Stewart. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper but for a small chip on the crown, but with the primarily white jacket bright and fresh. The exceptionally scarce jacket is of interest in its own right as it contains blurbs from Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Sidney Howard, Marc Connelly, George Gershwin and several other notables. A fantasy for the stage based on a passage in Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad, a humorous book by Barry's friend Donald Ogden Stewart, the expatriate novelist and screenwriter. Barry and Stewart were longtime friends and collaborators. Stewart won an Oscar for his screenplay based on Barry's Philadelphia Story, as well as starred in another Barry play, Holiday, where he played a character based on himself. According to Brendan Gill: "Stewart received much praise for his skill in depicting himself." .

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      G.P. Putnam's Sons New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1927. Seventeenth printing (four months after the first). Bookplate of Frank Russell on the front pastedown, slight foxing in the text, else a bright, near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Boldly Signed by Lindbergh on the verso of the frontispiece, underneath an inscription: "To Frank Russell," which looks contemporary and in the same ink, but is probably in a secretarial hand. Frank Russell was the President of Curtiss Aircraft, the leading American manufacturer of aircraft of the time. .

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      1927. 1. (SHEPARD,ERNEST)illus. FUN AND FANTASY: a book of drawings with an introduction by A.A. MILNE. London: Methuen (1927). Folio, cloth backed decorative boards, Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 150 NUMBERED COPIES-ONLY 50 FOR AMERICA (this being #27) SIGNED BY SHEPARD. Printed on handmade paper. Illustrated with 8 lovely color plates plus a profusion of wonderful black and whites with Shepard's characteristic eye for detail. This is a nice copy of a rarely seen Shepard item.

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        The Life of Saint David

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1927 An edition limited to just 175 copies of which this is one of the 25 Special Bindings. 250*190mm. Bound in scarlet levant morocco, polished, covers blocked in gilt with large outline cross framed with double gilt rule, 5 raised bands, spine panelled in gilt with gilt titling, board edges ruled in gilt, 3 gilt dots on headcaps, turn-ins decorated in gilt with triple rule fillet, signed in gilt on turn-in of rear lower cover HORACE W BRAY GEORGE FISHER GREGYNOG PRESS BINDERY. Has small bookseller label to last blank, has the bookplate of John Roland Abbey fep, has Abbeys initials and date with book ref number to rear blank. Published in November 1927, Poliphilus type on Batchelor hand made paper, 25 wood engravings by RA Maynard and HW Bray, hand coloured, chapter openings in pale blue, initial letters in red and paragraph marks in red, drawn with a quill by HW Bray, top edge gilt, (2), 41 pp + colophon. The colouring was done by the women who worked the the Bindery under the supervision of Horace Bray. Accompanied by an airmail letter from Philip C Duschnes (dealer) to James L Thielman (collector) dated June 1968 offering him this and another Gregynog Special for sale. Housed in a fairly modern grey cloth clamshell box. A stunning Gregynog Special Binding. Rare to become available! (Harrop 7/p187)(DeZilverdistel 7/p96)

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        The Life of Saint David (Gregynog)

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1927 An edition limited to just 150 copies, 250*190 mm. In cream limp vellum, some slight, light, discoloration, as is normal with vellum. Spine with title in gilt. Internally, [4], 41 pp, [3], 25 wood engravings, (hand coloured by Maynard and Bray), chapter openings in pale blue, initial letters in red and paragraph marks in red, drawn with a quill by HW Bray, with its card slipcase. This binding represents the only use of vellum by the bindery and was not a material in which Fisher was familiar. The text, freely collated by Ernest Rhys, is based upon the Latin Life by Rhygyfarch (1057-1099) & upon the later lives. The picture of St. David on the title page was drawn from brass, dated 1476, in Hereford Cathedral. Probably the most difficult Gregynog title to obtain. (Harrop 7)Robert Ashwin Maynard, Painter; Wood cutter and Illustrator and Horace Walter Bray, were at Gregynog from 1922 to 1930.

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        Die Hansestädte in Farbenphotographie: Hamburg

      Verlagsanstalt fur Farbenphotographie Carl Weller Berlin: Verlagsanstalt für Farbenphotographie Carl Weller, 1927. Hardcover. vg. Folio. x,94,40pp. Beige cloth with raised silver decoration on cover in original dust wrapper. Tiny chips on corner of dust wrapper. Illustrated endpapers. With 40 mounted reproductions of color photographs on heavy black card stock, additional 52 color photos in text section. "Mit 40 Tafelbildern auf Karton und 52 Textbildern in Naturfarben nach Aufnahmen von Julius Hollos." Volume X of the series "Deutschland in Farbenphotographie" looking at the charming German city of Hamburg. Text in German. Dust wrapper in very good, book in near fine condition. Beautiful publication in a stunning binding.

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      New York: Oxford University Press, 1927 Carman, Bliss. THE OXFORD BOOK OF AMERICAN VERSE. Oxford University Press, New York, 1927. 8vo., 680pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettered at the spine, top edge gilt. A fine unique Association Copy Inscribed by Carman to first cousin & great friend, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts the grand 'Old Man' of Canadian Letters on the front free endpaper. "This book is not as good / as the Second Edition / will be, but until / then, best wishes to C. G. / Bliss". An exceptional example. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 - June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. Arguably Canada's best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World's Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 – November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets".. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      Paris: Les Ecrivians Reunis, 1927 First Edition. Sm 4to., unpaginated. A very fine unblemished copy elegantly bound by Vianney Belanger with his ticket on the verso of the ffe, in brown morocco over fine marbled hand made paper with matching endpapers, spine gilt, 4 raised bands, g ilt decor on covers. Original plain printed wrappered covers & spine neatly bound-in. One of 875 numbered copies [800 on fine vélin teinté d'Annecy] containing 24 photo illustrations & 4 fine original etchings by Vlaminck. See Katalin De Walterskir chen, Catalogue Raisonne, 118 to 121. Beautiful.. 1st Edition.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1927. October 1, 1927. Written to horror writer and artist Clark Ashton Smith ("C.A.S."), one of the circle of friends and fellow writers known to posterity as the Lovecraft Circle, and one of the writers whose work extended the Cthulhu Mythos that Lovecraft had invented and which then became part of the fictional milieu of a whole group of writers for Weird Tales and the other pulps in the 1930s and after. Four pages, closely written on two sides of two 6" x 9" sheets; approximately 1300 words. Lovecraft begins by admiring the paintings by Smith that Donald Wandrei had sent him ("Truly, I have never before seen such profoundly soul-moving glimpses of alien worlds with haunted skies and jungles of prismatic madness. It is such a series of forbidden revelations as one might spy through some magic window of the sort described in Dunsany's 'Book of Wonder'..."). He discusses his travels, particularly to areas in New England that are predominantly unchanged for the past 150 years, and sympathizes with Smith's struggles to write and paint, bolstering his friend by calling him more successful than himself in his "ability to produce creative work... I haven't very much energy or perseverance -- the uselessness of everything, including even aesthetic effort, overshadows my consciousness & cooperates with my native indolence in defeating all progressive or constructive developments." He mentions the first issue of The Recluse magazine, which published his essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature" and recommends to Smith that he read E.R. Eddison's now-classic The Worm Ourobouros, which had just been published in the past year, "which combines some gloriously imaginative phantasy with an exquisitely lyrical prose style." He recommends the new Franz Werfel, recounts his disappointment in the new Robert Chambers book, and about his own writing he says "I haven't written any stories since 'The Colour Out of Space', but hope to get around to a hell-raiser or two in the later autumn." A highly personal, informative letter to one of his closest writer friends: Smith and Lovecraft first "met" in 1922 when Lovecraft wrote him a fan letter, and they began a long and intimate correspondence until Lovecraft's death in 1937. They are considered, in retrospect, the two most outstanding figures of the classic era of American horror fiction, with Lovecraft at the pinnacle and Smith a somewhat distant second. Signed "HPL". Folded for mailing; near fine, with envelope. The sheets are inserted in sleeves, which are bound into a custom folder, which is fine. .

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      In-8 gr., bella legat. mod. in mz. pelle con angoli, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. cop. orig. figur. a colori, pp. (4),206,(2), con decine di ill. in b.n. nel t. (numer. a p. pag.) e 16 tavv. a colori o in tinta f.t. (precedute da velina con didascalia) di cui 1 acquaforte originale: ?Nu - Toilette? (1927). Al fine: ?Essai de catalogue de l?oeuvre gravé et lithographié de Pierre Bonnard?. Prima edizione di questa importante monografia sul celebre pittore, incisore, illustratore francese (1867-1947), postimpressionista, appartenente al gruppo dei Nabis. Cfr. Benezit,II, p. 530-31 che cita quest?opera. Bella ediz. d?arte, su carta distinta, in ottimo stato. .

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        Raskens. En soldatfamiljs historia.

      Stockholm; Bonniers, 1927. Originalupplaga. 380 s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Det senare med hörnveck och några riss, liten pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på bakre omslag. Ytterfalsarna något nötta. Pietetsfull lagning vid nedre framfals. Bra inlaga. I en kassett av Kerstin Bremer. Grön skinnrygg med förgylld och blindstämplad dekor, marmorerade pärmpapper. Dedikation: ''Till skådespelare Erik Berglund med tack för Andersson i 'Kassabrist.' / Författaren.'' Erik ''Bullen'' Berglund (1887-1963), svensk skådespelare och regissör, känd matskribent förevigad genom Bullens pilsnerkorv. Pjäsen Kassabrist hade premiär 1926 i regi av Berglund och med honom i rollen som vaktmästare Andersson. Raskens var den första bok som Moberg gav ut under eget namn och brukar därför kallas hans andra debut. Den innebar hans genombrott som författare. Presentation copy of the author's breakthrough as a novelist. From the library of Torsten Hagren. Housed in a half-morocco box by Kerstin Bremer (Tini Miura)

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        The Good Soldier. A Tale of Passion

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni 1927 New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1927. No. 281 of 300 copies. 12mo. ix, 260 pp. Green boards, blue cloth spine. Spine ends bumped, else near fine (without slipcase), in custom half- morocco clamshell box . The special edition of this modern classic, for which Ford supplied a new Dedication, one of only 300 hundred copies signed by the author on the flyleaf

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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)

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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 .

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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