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      Stabilimenti Poligrafici Riuniti, BOLOGNA 1927 - ITALIANO Quindicinale a forma di quotidiano, 4 pagine con illustrazioni e disegni in nero, scritti di letteratura e politica di Longanesi, Ungaretti ed altri, pagine uniformemente brunite e con strappetti ai bordi La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      MY SPIRITUALS, by EVA A. JESSYE. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by the author, EVA A. JESSYE: "Compliments of / Eva Jessye / to / Mrs. William Charles Hogg (Hagg?)". The book contains 17 spirituals that influenced Jessye's life, with her written text about the history and personal importance of each song she chose to include. Published by Robbins Engel Inc., New York, 1927. First Edition, First Printing, as indicated by the copyright date 1927 on the copyright page with no statement of additional printings. Hardcover book, decorative cloth covered boards, paper title label on the front cover and spine, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm). Pagination: [viii] +81 +[1] pages. Illustrated with b&w woodcuts of African Americans in a variety of settings. Illustrations by Millar of the Roland Company. GOOD PLUS condition, the cover corners are worn through, the spine ends have some wear, and the spine label has just a bit of chipping at its corners; internally, the front pastedown has a small old ink stamped price of $2.50 and a few small ink marks, the inner pages are lightly toned at the margins as normal, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, very presentable copy. SCARCE and WONDERFUL, especially so with the SIGNATURE and INSCRIPTION of EVA JESSYE. About EVA JESSYE (from Wikipedia): ******Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the First Black Woman To Receive International Distinction As A Choral Conductor. She was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on January 20, 1895. Soon she developed a love of traditional Negro spirituals. At the age of thirteen, she attended Western University in Kansas City, Kansas where she studied poetry and oratory. In addition to singing in Western's concert choir, she gained experience coaching several of the University's male and female choral groups. Jessye moved to New York in 1926. There she conducted and directed a spirituals, jazz, and light opera choir called the Dixie Jubilee Singers. Under her direction, the group, later named the Eva Jessye Choir, enjoyed a successful career which lasted more than thirty years. She collaborated in productions of groundbreaking works, directing her choir and working with Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein on Four Saints in Three Acts (1933), and serving as musical director with George Gershwin on his innovative opera Porgy and Bess (1935). Jessye and her choir toured with Porgy and Bess, earning her international acclaim. In 1963 the Eva Jessye Choir was the official choral group for the Martin Luther King March on Washington. In addition to conducting, Jessye also published a book titled MY SPIRITUALS (1927), inspired by the folk music of her childhood. Her acting credits include such onstage roles as Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess, and Queenie in Showboat. She was seen in films including Black Like Me (1964) and Slaves (1969). In addition to honorary doctorates from several major universities, Jessye was awarded a Doctor of Determination Certificate from the University of Michigan's Department of African American Studies in 1976. Kansas governor Robert Bennett declared October 1, 1978 EVA JESSYE DAY and in 1982 she was named the KANSAS AMBASSADOR FOR THE ARTS by Governor John Carlin.****** Good .

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      The Fred J. Ringley Company, Chicago 1927 - The official souvenir program for the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey fight at Soldiers' Field, Chicago, Septermber 22, 1927. Light longitudinal crease, top front corner with two folds. Tiny closed chip bottom edge. Pencil markings on the score card, comments about preliminary bouts, the owner of the card gave Tunney 7 of the 10 rounds. Adverts throughout, short articles on the Field Museum, Art Institute, State Athletic Commission, George Getz (promoter of the fight). This fight was a rematch of the fight a year previously, won by Tunney by a ten round unanimous decision. This fight will be remembered at "The Long Count Fight", where the referee did not start counting on the downed Tunney because Dempsey did not go to a neutral corner. The fight was ultimately won by Tunney in a unanimous decision. It was Dempsey's last career fight, and Tunney's penultimate fight. A fine piece of boxing ephemera, this program was actually at the fight!!! Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Shanghai of To-day-A Souvenir Album of Thirty-Eight Vandyke Prints of the Model Settlement

      Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1927. First edition of this scarce pictorial album of the views of Shanghai. Quarto, original cloth-backed flexible boards, with 38 tipped-in photographs, front stamped and lettered in red on a gilt background, mounted photo label. Introduction by Owen Mortimer Green. Later editions included 50 photographs. In very good condition with some small chips and gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Etchings of Norman Lindsay

      Constable & Co., London 1927 - Quarter vellum over white buckram boards, gilt titles, teg., (12.25" x 15.25"). 45 leaves of plates with accompanying tissue title leaf, each a fine photogravure reproduction of a Norman Lindsay etching, plus a chronological list of the 84 published etchings from 1918 to early 1925. De Luxe Edition Limited to 31 copies of which 25 were for sale signed and numbered by Norman Lindsay (this being number 21). LACKING the original etching "Your Fate." Showing some light overall wear and soiling, remains a highly collectable and desirable copy of what is the rarest of Lindsay's books. Size: Folio [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books & Bidders, Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Revolt in the Desert.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1927. Quarto. Original brown quarter pigskin, title gilt to spine, tan buckram sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Coloured portrait frontispiece, 10 coloured plates, 8 black and white plates, folding map at rear. A little rubbing to edges; an excellent copy. First edition, large paper issue, number 127 of 315 numbered copies, of which 300 were for sale. The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. Published in March 1927 in Great Britain and America, in both limited and general issues, three impressions were soon sold out and two more quickly added. The profits from this publication made the fortunes of the Cape publishing house. Laid-in is a promotional bookseller's flyer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Arunta : a study of a stone age people

      London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1927. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, fine grey cloth covered boards, spines with gilt lettering, both volumes in the very rare dust jacket (spines lightly marked and with minor chipping at heads and tails, but near fine), pp xxviii, 390; xvi, 391-646, illustrated with photographic plates (3 colour and 1 with colour overlay), folding map, faint flecking to top and fore-edges, contents exceptionally clean, a fine set of this landmark ethnological work.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Zeno. Traduit de l'italien par Paul Henri Michel

      Gallimard, Paris 1927 - Nostro esemplare non numerato ma con bella dedica autografa del traduttore al Maestro Giuseppe Ungaretti. Intonso 364 + (1) p. in-16

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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      London: The Richards Press Ltd. Publishers, [1927].. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-336, original orange-red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Mystery novel. Hubin (1994), p. 737. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 198. Light dust soiling to top edge of text block, else a fine copy in near fine first state pictorial dust jacket ("7/6 net" on spine panel) with some fraying and tiny chip from upper spine end and some dust soiling, mainly to spine and rear panels. Uncommon in jacket. (#147261)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Hilaturas Navarro-Cabedo Sociedad Anonima en Valencia. Zertifikat über eine Gründeraktie von 5000 Pesetas. Dekorative Lithographie mit Golddruck von Professor Luis Marco Pérez, Valencia 1927

      Valencia: Imprimeria y Lithographia J Ortega 1927 - großes dekoratives Wertpapier der spanischen Textilmanufaktur mit imposanter Darstellung von Ackerbau und Viehzucht, Bauern bei der Feldarbeit, Mädchen mit Spindeln, eingerahmt von einem Ochsen und einem Pferd, vor einem riesigen Spinnennetz, Original-Lithographie des Bildhauers und Holzschnitzers Professor Marco Pérez mit Golddruck, Original-Signaturen von Präsident und Sekretär der Gesellschaft, anhängend Bogen mit Dividendencoupons Nummer 21 bis Nummer 90, im Bild Fiskalmarke über entrichtete Steuer, sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, Ausgaben dieser Gründeraktie sind im Gegensatz zu der späteren Emission von 1942 sehr selten 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung]
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        BIBLIOGRAPHIE d'Editions Originales et rares d'Auteurs Francais des XV, XVI, XVII, et XVIII siecles. Contenant environ 6000 fac-similes de titres et de gravures. Volumi I-IX (manca il X)

      Marcel PLEE, 1927. In 8, pp. 480 circa a volume. Rilegatura similpelle verde con titoli in oro sul dorso (il volume VIII rilegatura piena tela rossa con titoli in oro sul dorso). Figure e riproduzioni di frontespizi. Ex libris. Ottime copie

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
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        Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le Théâtre

      Paris: Bloch and Meynial, 1927. Limited First Edition. Heavy Wrappers. . Very Good Plus/Good. No. 185 of 275 copies. 4to. 32 by 24 cm. 25 tipped-in pochoir costume plates by Barbier. Lettered tissue guards. Colas 218. The artwork is all dated to the early post-World War One period, into the early 1920s. Captured here is the fantasy spun by the costuming, so at odds with the parsimonious theatrical zeitgeist of the present when it seems so much of classic theater and opera is willfully updated to the unglamorous present day. Not that the costumes here are entirely unrelated to the then contemporary styles -- one can discern the cross-fertilization of costuming with fashion effortlessly, though, through Barbier's fluent presentation. Barbier focuses on the escapist element of theater, and his renderings usher us on this excursion. The plays represented include works by Rostand and Hugo, among others. Original pictorial wrappers. Closed tear of joints by extremities, with the longer tear at the base (about 6 cm in length). Glassine dust jacket mostly intact, but with several tears and chips, especially by the lower portion of the rear cover, and then by the spine extremities and neighboring joints. Frontis portrait of Barbier has flattened cornered crease. Otherwise, the plates, most importantly, are very clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

      Heinemann, London 1927 - 30 vols. Tusitala edition. Full original morocco, all edges gilt. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        THE BIRDS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA A General Account of the Birds Inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore with the Adjacent islands (complete in 5 Vols)

      London: H.f. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1927. The attractive and scarce, complete 5 volume set 1927-1976 with extensive colour plate. Original red cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spines. Bindings with only light wear. Volume 5 with a fine dust jacket protected in a removable clear sleeve. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, very faint spotting to a few endpapers, internally unmarked. A near fine set.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by H. Gronvold. 4to (17 x 27cm). Book.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Pomes Penyeach

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927. First Edition. Stiff Boards. Fine. Unpaginated: single unsigned quire of cream-white wove paper leaves. Publisher's pale green boards, printed in dark green, errata slip tipped in facing colophon; "Price One Shilling" and "Herbert Clarke, Paris" to rear board. Bookplate of Allston A. Kisby / Cottingham on front paste-down. Fine, fresh copy of this very fragile production (spine and edges lightly faded), within a purpose-made folding, cloth-backed case. Slocum & Cahoon A24. First Trade Edition, following publication of thirteen copies on Dutch handmade paper, numbered 1 to 13). Collects thirteen lyrics written between 1904 and 1924 (place and year of composition given in italics beneath each poem), a period during which Joyce's writing underwent various radical transformations. "Pomes Penyeach consists of texts which differ in structure, style and themes. . . . To some extent, the collection remains suspended between tradition and experimentation." (Literary Encyclopedia) Allston Kisby was author of Indifferent Children (1935) and headmaster at the Cottingham School in the 1940s. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Archive of Manuscript Letters and Papers of Distinguished Engineer George Remington of Warkworth, Pertaining to Engineering Works.

      England, 1827-1898., 1927. Archive of manuscript letters and papers of distinguished engineer George Remington of Warkworth, comprising mainly correspondence received by him, and his own retained draft letters to others, the lot pertaining to engineering works, Features one signed letter from Scottish engineer James Leslie, and one from Sir Richard Tufton, Earl of Thanet. Letters and documents range in size and form. Some age-toning and chips at extremities, otherwise overall in very good condition. George Remington was an accomplished civil engineer of Warkworth, Northumberland, best remembered for his London and Manchester Railway Company pioneering under which he pioneered the 'independent' line often called Remington's Line, and also for his early proposals for an English Channel Rail Tunnel. In the 1830s and 1840s he partnered with engineer John Rennie on several important projects, some of which include, in 1837 making a ground survey for a ship canal to render Chester an efficient port for large vessels, in the 1840s inspections and planning for a railway tunnel across the English Channel, for other railway projects such as the Sheffield and Staffordshire Railway, and the Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Junction Railway, and for harbour developments and improvements. By the 1860s his son began working at his firm, George Remington and Son. His contemporaries called him "the first in the field on the direct and independent principle [of railway building]" although he also contributed greatly in harbour projects, tramways, and in pioneering concepts for the Channel Tunnel. The present lot of correspondence, accompanied by one printed proposal and a few news announcements, reveals important considerations in engineering and construction of urban infrastructure, much of which continue to resonate today, including early environmental issues, defenses against nature's untamable forces, and even politics. British engineer George Remington spearheaded several notable communications works.. Manuscript.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Bibliothèques et Bibliophiles Ardennais

      Paris: Henri Saffroy, 1927 [iv] - 201 pages, 3 planches. Volume tiré à 100 exemplaires. Première couverture conservé. Reliure très légèrement usée aux coiffes, autrement en très bonne condition. Sceau de "Amadeo-de-Lavnet-Y-Esnaola" sur quelques pages au-début, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, propres, sans autres inscriptions et solides. TRÈS RARE!! Photos disponibles sur demande.1,2 kg.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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      New York: George H. Doran Company, [1927].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-319 [320: blank], original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. Collection of a dozen short stories, some with fantastic elements. Oriental adventure stories of the kind he wrote for the pulps. The author was born in Russia but moved to England and changed his name to suit the kind of material he wished to write. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-1. Tuck, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968 (1974), p. 1. Bleiler (1948), p. 17. Not in Bleiler (1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Top edge of text block dusty, else a fine copy in very good three-color pictorial dust jacket with mild wear at edges and just a hint of dust soiling to white spine and rear panels. A nice copy. (#149256)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Photograph album with views of Canberra, circa 1927

      Art Deco style large quarto album, original brown cloth boards, upper board with decorative device and title Photographsin gilt, contemporary manuscript paper title label to spine New Zealand, s.s. Taiping, Canberra, containing [97] window-mounted (i.e. removable) sepia carbon print photographs on card, in uniform format 120 x 165 mm, including views of Canberra (10), New Zealand (61), Thursday Island and North Queensland (13), Melbourne (1), Sydney (1), Ballarat (3), Goolwa (1), Manila (6), Japan (1); paper labels with the photographer's own manuscript captions are pasted onto the album leaves beneath each image; the album is exceptionally well preserved, all the carbon prints being in flawless condition and with excellent tonal range, the album leaves completely free from foxing. Although this is an album of private travel photographs, the unidentified photographer was quite possibly a professional. The images were taken using an extremely high quality camera: the focus, exposure, and composition display a consistently accomplished level of technical skill and a strong artistic sense, and the expensive carbon print medium - one employed with spectacular results by pictorialist photographers in the early twentieth century - produces beautiful soft tones and permanent, undegraded prints. The ten photographs of Canberra include views of Ainslie Church; the headstone of Sarah and George Webb in the Ainslie Churchyard with its "prophecy" about a future city; seven views of or from Parliament House; and a view of the site for the proposed "theatre and cathedral".

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Choice Autograph letter signed by Henrietta Szold to Elisha Friedman regarding the Zionist Organization of America and its early efforts to secure life members

      New York, NY: , July 28, 1927. New York, NY, July 28, 1927. 5.5X9. "Autograph letter signed ""Henrietta Szold"", one page, 5½"" x 9"", on stationary of the Hotel Alexandria, July 28, 1927, New York, NY, addressed to Elisha Friedman.Szold writes: ""Am I wrong in assuming that you expressed at least individual approval of the plan of discharging the deficit of the Zionist Organization of America as a first step towards making it an effective instrument for Palestinian work, when I spoke to you at the Physician's Dinner? At all events, I venture to ask whether you will help us do what we have undertaken by becoming a life member of the Organization? The plan is to secure two thousand such life members at $100 each. That will cover the deposit of $156,000 and give us a small reserve out of the interest on which we can supplement our normal revenues. Will you help?…"" A steadfast and loyal Zionist, Friedman was a member of the American Economic Committee for Palestine, on the Board of the American Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and on the Finance Committee of the Palestine Endowment Funds and the Hadassah Medical Organization. Fine."

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Mesicník pro stavební umení (= Der Bau. Monatsschrift für Baukunst). V. Jahrg., Heft 1 - 12 (Juli 1926 - Mai 1927).

      Originalausgabe. - Kompletter Jahrgang der bedeutenden Zeitschrift des tschechischen Konstruktivismus mit vorgeb. Jahresinhaltsverzeichnis. - Enthält u.a. einen mehrteiligen Beitrag von Karel Teige über Konstruktivismus und neue Architektur in der UdSSR sowie einen umfangreichen Artikel über das Bauhaus Dessau. Bildunterschriften in Tschechisch, Französisch und Deutsch. - Insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand. - Heller 112f.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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        a Bohème et mon c?ur suivi de chansons aigres-douces et de petits airs avec un portrait de André Derain et Poèmes retrouvés (1904-1923) avec une préface inédite.

      A la cité des Livres, Paris 1927 - 2 volumes in-4 brochés sous couverture rempliées en emboitage. 105 pp, 6 pp nn chiffrées ( table et achever d'imprimer), xxvi, 71 pp, 5 pp non chiffrées. Orné d'un portrait de l'auteur en double état en frontispice par André Derain.Edition collective en partie originale à tirage limité et numéroté à 350 exemplaires. Cet exemplaire étant un des 25 sur japon impérial après 1 exemplaire sur japon ancien. Numéro 19. Emboitage défraichi et tranche supérieure en partie décollée. Intérieur frais. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Lang]
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        The Desperate Lovers. A Frivolous Comedy in Three Acts

      Duckworth, London 1927 - 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" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Now We Are Six

      First Edition, First Printing (1927) with the rare, original dust jacket. Some compression to spine tips; offsetting to front and rear FL. Free from any inscriptions. Spine of original, unclipped dust jacket is toned with minor loss to the top and a couple of chips to the bottom; a few closed tears to front and rear panels with chips to corners of fore-edge. The book will be wrapped with care and shipped securely to ensure safe delivery.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        Now We Are Six. With decorations by Ernest Shepard.

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1927. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated throughout. Octavo, pp.103; xii; [1], imprint. Publisher's burgundy cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, with gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, illustrated salmon pink endpapers, in original illustrated dust-wrapper.Binding near fine, contents clean, gift inscription to half-title. Jacket very good, with a short tear to upper panel, spine age-toned, minor edgewear. Shows well. Milne's second collection of children's verses, several of which feature Pooh Bear.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The etchings of Norman Lindsay

      London : Constable & Co., 1927. Folio, gilt-lettered blue buckram (spine faded, one corner slightly bumped), top edge gilt, 45 leaves of plates with accompanying title leaf, each a fine photogravure reproduction of a Norman Lindsay etching, occasional foxing. Limited to 129 copies of which 120 were for sale, signed and numbered by Norman Lindsay. A de luxe edition of 31 copies with the original etching 'Your Fate' was also issued. The etchings of Norman Lindsay, published in lavish large format, was admired by Lindsay himself 'as a facsimile perfect as reproduction can be' (from a 1938 letter to Andrew Watt), and '[it] remains one of the most tantalising collections of his work' (BLOOMFIELD, Lin. The complete etchings of Norman Lindsay, Odana 1998, p 65). Lindsay's popularity in the 1920s had risen meteorically, so that the very restricted print run of only 160 copies over two editions fell far short of the market's demands. The book sold out a month prior to publication, dissapointing many prominent collectors including Howard Hinton in New England. Only a handful of copies made it to Austraila, due to it selling out in London, as well as the fact that Australian customs held the two copies sent to Gill's Fine Art Society on the grounds that it was an immoral publication. Bloomfield notes that many copies have been broken to sell the plates: as early as 1938 the reproductions were selling for 21 shilling each, prompting her to observe that 'The Etchings of Norman Lindsay has become the rarest of any of Norman's books'. This statement is supported by a quote from George Mackaness, who wrote in 1965: '... within my knowledge only one copy of this has ever appeared in any Australian or British bookseller's catalogue or at auction'. A handful of copies have been sold since then, but The etchings of Norman Lindsay remains one of his most sumptuous and rare large scale publications.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Dogs of character.

      London, Eyre and Spottiswoode und New York, Scribner 1927. - Mit 2 Tafeln und vielen Textillustrationen, alle leicht farbig. VII, 116 S., 1 Bl. OHPrgt. Goldschnitt. 27,5 x 20 cm. Heron, Cecil Aldin, S. 194. - Nr. 148 von 250 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, von Aldin signiert und mit einer Originalzeichnung seines Lieblingshundes Cracker, "with an original signed sketch". - Druck auf leicht getöntem Papier. Gering bestoßen. Gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        In The Ring And Out [Inscribed By Jack Johnson To Ralph Capone, Brother Of Al Capone]]

      Chicago: National Sports Publishing Company, 1927. First Edition. Red Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Photographs. Inscribed By Jack Johnson. 259 Pp. Red Ribbed Cloth, Gilt. Some Wear, Spine Gilt Present But Weak, Pages Browning,A Few Small Water Spot On Front Cover And One On Rear Cover, Inscribed To Ralph (Capone). Autobiography Of Jack Johnson, [1878-1946), Prizefighter. "Despite The Tissue Of Untruths That Fill In The Ring-And Out, Jack Johnson's 1927 Autobiography, There Is Little Doubt That Even Here He Remained Unyieldingly The Auteur Of His Own Mythology, That Is, On The One Indisputably True Claim He Made About The Book. He Wrote The Book Himself, Without A Ghost-Writer. He Is One Of Only, At Best, A Handful Of Star Athletes Who Can Say That." [Oxford Companion To African American Literature.] From The Library Of Sportswriter Art Cohn, Who Famously Criticisms Of Racial Preferences In Sports And Published Strong Criticisms Of Avery Brundage And The U. S. Olympic Committee On Their Behalf. "Art Dedicated His Career To Making Sports Truly All-American..." This Copy Inscribed "To Ralph My Friend From A Fair Heavyweight Jack Johnson." Johnson Opened The Club De Luxe In New York In 1920; This Became The Cotton Club When Taken Over By Owney Madden In 1923, And Ralph Capone, Brother Of Al Capone, Later Opened A Chicago Branch Of The Club. One Might Fairly State That Ralph Capone Was The Only Person Known Throughout Chicago As Just "Ralph" At That Time, And Johnson Usually Inscribed His Books With Both A First And Last Name Of The Recipient, And Only Ralph Capone Was Well Known Enough To Be Addressed Only As "Ralph". Records Show That Johnson Knew Many Of The Famous Gangsters Of The 1920'S Thru 1940'S, So This May Have Been Inscribed To Ralph Capone; Iif It Was Inscribed To Capone, It May Be The Only Book Ever Inscribed To Him. Worn But Solid, Hinges Tight, Spine Gilt Present But Weak, Point Of Fraying At Top Of Rear Spine Edge, A Few Small Light Damp Spots, No Other Names Or Marks. No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1927 - No date, but probably 1927. Bound in orange cloth with black lettering. The dustjacket is perfect. An exceptional copy of this horror classic. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: Cahill Rare Books]
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        Ur excavations. Vol. I: Al-'Ubaid. Vol. II: The royal cemetary. Part 1: Text. Part 2: Plates. Vol. III: Archaic Seal-Impressions. Vol. IV: The early periods. Vol. V: The Ziggurat and its Surroundings (complete set)

      Museum of the University of Pennsylvania / Oxford University Press 1927 - Extremely rare complete set of 5 volumes in 6 parts. British Museum and Museum of the University of Pennsylvania / Oxford University Press. First edition. Folio, cloth. Vol. I (1927): xii & 243 pages, 68 plates. Vol. II (1934): Part I:Text. 1 frontispiece, xx & 604 pages. Part II: 1 frontispiece, xiii pages, plates 1-274, some in colour. Vol. III (1936): vii & 50 pages, 58 plates. Vol. IV (1955): 225 pages, 42 plates. Vol. V (1939): xiv & 150 pages, 86 plates. Ex-Library but in very good condition. Call number in ink to spine, vintage library bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Some light markings and spots of foxing to some pages, otherwise clean throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES] Blondinki v bol'shom sprose: Nazidatel'nyi dnevnik odnoi molodoi damy / Per. L.E. Efimovoi [i.e. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady / Transl. by L.E. Efimova]

      Literatura, Riga 1927 - 3-190, [2] pp.: ill. 20,5x14 cm. In original printed wrappers. Restored spine and wrappers, Soviet bookshops' stamps on the verso of back cover, few pages restored (near the spine or the edges). Very rare. Moscow edition was published the same year, and it's hard to say which one is first Russian translation. Comic novel written by Anita Loos (1889-1981) was first published in 1925 and became a bestseller. Illustrated by Ralph Barton. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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      SHEPARD, ERNEST. (SHEPARD,ERNEST)illus. LET'S PRETEND by Georgette Agnew. London: J. Saville 1927. 4to (9 x 10 3/4"), vellum backed cloth, Fine in publisher's slipcase with limitation number on spine (a few neat mends to case). LIMITED TO ONLY 156 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY SHEPARD AND AGNEW (150 for sale). Simple poems for young children, magnificently illustrated by Shepard on almost every page with charming and detailed black and whites. Printed on handmade paper. Simply a wonderful book and quite uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      New York: The Macaulay Company, 1927. 8vo. Pink cloth with white lettering to front board and spine. Very light wear to the cloth in a couple of places, spine a bit sunned. Dust jacket not present. Ink name and localle to front paste-down endpaper. Clean throughout and the binding is tight and square. A Very good copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, Member ABAC, IOBA]
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      - T. E. Lawrence's letters to H. S. Ede, 1927-1935. Foreword and running commentary by H. S. Ede. Pp. 64(last blank); cr. 4to; bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in qr. navy morocco, the spine lettered in gilt between raised bands, cream canvas boards, faintly soiled, fore-corners lightly bruised; t.e.g., others uncut; bottom fore-corner of last few leaves faintly creased; The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1942. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies on Arnold's mould-made paper. \i Pertelote 151; O'Brien A234. *The last of the four Golden Cockerel Lawrence titles. Of the 43 letters published here, only six appeared in \i The Letters of T. E. Lawrence . 'From these letters it is apparent that Lawrence's friendship with Ede was spontaneous and cordial. Mutual interest in topics of art, literature, morals, and life in general, prompted an intimate, revealing, and introspective honesty in their correspondence . more than in any of his others, Lawrence's culture, taste, and wisdom are revealed in sharp contrast with his surprising idiosyncrasies.' [\i Pertelote , p. 46]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Now We Are Six With decorations by Ernest Shepard

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1927.. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated throughout. Octavo, pp.103; xii; [1], imprint. Publisher's burgundy cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, with gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, illustrated salmon pink endpapers, in original illustrated dust-wrapper. Binding near fine, contents clean, gift inscription to half-title. Jacket very good, with a short tear to upper panel, spine age-toned, minor edgewear. Shows well. Milne's second collection of children's verses, several of which feature Pooh Bear.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Now We Are Six. With decorations by Ernest Shepard.

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1927 - FIRST EDITION. Illustrated throughout. Octavo, pp.103; xii; [1], imprint. Publisher's burgundy cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, with gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, illustrated salmon pink endpapers, in original illustrated dust-wrapper. Binding near fine, contents clean, gift inscription to half-title. Jacket very good, with a short tear to upper panel, spine age-toned, minor edgewear. Shows well. Milne's second collection of children's verses, several of which feature Pooh Bear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

      George H. Doran, NY 1927 - Some uneven color fading to spine, else VG+ in a good+ Dust Jacket missing lower two inches of spine and three small chips to front panel. The book is the first impression with the Doran colophon on the copyright page. The jacket is also first impression with the publisher's three-part blurb on the lower rear panel. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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      Berlin 1927 - Berlin: Francken & Lang, 1927. Coarse tan linen binding decorated in red and black with turned-in edges. Fine. Only edition of this important study of a great era of German graphic design : posters, packaging, advertising, book illustration, programs for theater, sports, etc. Profusely illustrated, mostly with tipped-in color plates of work by Bernhard, Hohlwein, Klinger, Preetorius, Gipkens, Kleukens, Cissarz, Pechstein and many others. Also profusion of black and white plates in the text. Size: Small Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        La Nouvelle lanterne

      NL 1927 - PLANHOL (René de). La Nouvelle lanterne. Paris, NL, 1927-1937. Broché, 91 volumes. Bel ensemble de 91 volumes qui forment la série presque complète (il manque deux numéros sur l’année 1928) et la grande majorité est en titrage limité à 60 exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande. A partir de 1935, le tirage diminue et les exemplaires sont plus rares. L’unique rédacteur de la Nouvelle lanterne est René de Planhol (1889-1940). Publiée de 1927 à 1937, cette revue mensuelle, littéraire et politique, reflète les idées monarchistes et dreyfusienne de son auteur qui néanmoins n’a aucun attachement à la religion. Bien que proche de l’Action française, Planhol ne collabora jamais à la publication de Charles Maurras, en partie à cause de sa position sur Dreyfus. Voici ce que dit Léon Daudet de la revue dans son Bréviaire du journalisme : « Depuis la Lanterne de Rochefort, qui contribua à la chute du Second Empire, il y a eu beaucoup de périodiques individuels, rédigés par un seul écrivain, comme les Taches à l’encre de Barrés, le Pal de Léon Bloy, etc. En général leur existence a été brève et ils ne constituent même pas des raretés bibliographiques. Il faut faire une exception pour la Nouvelle lanterne, où l'un de nos plus brillants confrères, René de Planhol, déploie mensuellement un talent hors ligne. Inondé de périodiques de tout ordre et de toute provenance, je ne manque jamais de lire, et non pas seulement de parcourir, ces pages pleines de bon sens et de suc, qui disent leur fait aux farceurs et aux gredins, dans une langue élevée, limpide, nuancée. Je connais ainsi de nombreux lecteurs de Planhol, qui attendent leur numéro avec impatience. » Des sujets d’une étonnante modernité sont traités tels le tirage au sort de l’Assemblée nationale pour une meilleure représentativité de la population, l’erreur du « populisme », les bienfaits du laïcisme, etc. Voici le détail du lot : 1927 (10 numéros sur papier ordinaire), 1928 (8 numéros sur papier ordinaire, manque mai et juin), 1929 (10 numéros sur Hollande), 1930 (10 numéros sur Hollande), 1931 (10 numéros sur Hollande), 1932 (10 numéros sur Hollande), 1933 (10 numéros sur Hollande), 1934 (10 numéros sur Hollande), 1935 (10 numéros sur Hollande) et 1936-37 (3 numéros sur Hollande). Les exemplaires numérotés du petit tirage sur Hollande sont d’une insigne rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of the South China Mission of the American Presbyterian Church, 1845-1920

      South China Mission 1927 - 155 pp., illustrations. cover wear, no dust jacket, small stains on front cover, hinge is separating in a few places but binding is OK, minor underlining on a few pages, a few pages slightly dog-eared [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction

      Los Angeles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Original Blue Cloth. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. 9 " Tall. Photographs, Drawings, Folding Plan at Rear. Xxv, 342 Pp + Folding Plan At Rear. Dark Green Cloth Stamped In Light Green And Red, Illustrated Endpapers. Classic Work On Golf Course Design. Ownership Signature Of One Of The Founders Of Hope Ranch Park, Santa Barbara, Whose Large Home There Was Built By George Washington Smith, And Who Was One Of The Founders Of The La Cumbre Golf And Country Club. Clean, Unfaded, Lettering And Covers Unworn, Just A Touch Of Rubbing At Corners And A Little Foxing On The Verso Of The Last Page Where It Overlaps The Shorter Folded Plan At Rear.

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        Films Paramount. Livre D'Or Saison 1927-1928

      Paris: Societe Anonyme Francaise des Films Paramount. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Scarce movie studio promotion, with only copy recorded on OCLC at the BNF. Folio, 38 by 28 cm. Unpaginated, but four pages devoted to each of 42 productions slated for the season. Each of the productions has one full page color plate -- essentially a movie poster mock-up -- and one or two tinted pages with photo images from the upcoming production. Most of the movies are from Hollywood, but there are a few French productions. At the time, Paramount was the largest and most powerful studio, and this lavish promotion, intended for exhibitors, was issued probably right before the release of "The Jazz Singer" and the movie industry was thrown into turmoil. Thus it came out at the precise moment bullish confidence was at its zenith, and in terms of silent movies, the industry had settled into some maturity, soon of course to be shaken. Many of the stars on the Paramount roster then remain well-known to this day, at least by movie afficianados, and a good number of them went on to substantial careers in the thirties and beyond in sound movies: Adolph Menjou, Bebe Daniels, Wallace Beery, Gloria Swanson, Warner Baxter, to name a few. Others are now more solidly associated with Silents, such as Harold Lloyd, Pola Negri and Clara Bow, although they all did make the transition to sound pictures. Visually, a highlight is a color plate of a movie theatre lobby, an image that captures the opulence, pretension and spirit of the commercial film industry in the late twenties. A fun, colorful, flamboyant and informative work for a serious movie buff. The cover has a bronzed surface, with blindstamping of the title, the Paramount insignia, etc. Restorations to the joints. Clean within.

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