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        The Golden Age


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Félicia ou mes Fredaines. Orné de vingt Eaux-Fortes coloriées à la main par l'Artiste

      sans nom, édition clandestine. 1928 - 238 pages. Oeuvre libertine bien connue, de (André-Robert) Andréa de Nerciat (1739-1800). Edition clandestine. Illustrations en couleurs, dans le texte. L'auteur des illustrations n'est pas évoqué dans l'ouvrage, néanmoins il s'agit de André Collot (1897-1976), d'après Jean-Pierre DUTEIL, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français. Cet ouvrage a été tiré à 331 exemplaires numérotés : 1 sur Japon nacré blanc avec plusieurs suites et originaux ; 30 sur Japon teinté ornés d'une aquarelle et d'une suite avec remarques ; 300 sur Vélin blanc. Notre exemplaire sur Vélin est justifié 276. Couverture rigide, demi-cuir, lettrage doré sur le dos, tranche supérieure dorée. Etat : Bon. Couverture : assez bon, très légers frottements, incurvé contre le 1er plat (à cause d'une courbe du 4ème plat, le 1er plat reste bien horizontal, c'est-à-dire « à plat »). Intérieur : bon, pages légèrement ondulées. 24.6 x 20 x 3 cm 1200g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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        Plakat - Gosudarstwennyj Teatr imeni Wsewolod Mejercholda. Spory o gore umu (Staatstheater Wsewolod Mejerchold. Wehe dem Verstand). Wystupajut (Künstler): L. Awerbach, N. L. Brodskij, M. F. Gnesin, I.S. Grossman-Roschtschin, B. E. Gusman, Genri Dana, T. Kostrow, P. A. Markow, W. E. Mejerchold, Diego Rivera, W. N. Sarabjanow, W. G. Sachnowskij, Wiktor Schestakow..

      107 x 70 cm, in schlichtem Holzrahmen., Kleine Fehlstellen am Rand, etwas falzspurig - gutes Exemplar., Tadell. Text russ. Das Podiumsgespräch über das Theaterstück von Gribojedow, fand am 2. April 1928 Mejerchold-Theater statt. - Alexander Sergejewitsch Gribojedow (1795-1829) russischer Diplomat und Dramatiker. Seine Komödie Verstand schafft Leiden oder: Wehe dem Verstand (Gore ot uma) ist das meistaufgeführte Theaterstück in Russland welches die russische Gesellschaft scharf kritisiert.- Wsewolod Emiljewitsch Meyerhold (ursprünglich Karl Kasimir Theodor Meiergold, 1874-1940) russischer Regisseur und Schauspieler. Mejerchold entwickelte eine radikal antirealistischen Bühnenkunst und gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Theaterregisseure des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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      Prague: Václav Petr 1928 - Octavo 18.5 x 11.4 cm, wrappers, 87pp. Photomontage cover, typography and page design by Karel Teige. The cover is one of Teige's most striking erotic photocollages with experimental page design. Konrád (1899-1971) was an author, journalist and a central voice in Devetsil and the Czech avant-garde. This "romaneto" (short novel) incorporates the poetism set forth by Teige. It concerns a man taken into custody and allowed to use the phonograph, and who falls in love with a black American blues singer who sings on a recording. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Spider Boy. (HOLLYWOOD FICTION - SIGNED)

      Alfred A. Knopf. New York 1928 - First Edition. Ronald McRae dustjacket art. Novel of the "extraordinary adventures that befell Ambrose Deacon among the moving picture stars of Hollywood". This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Vechten in year of publication at front endpaper. Near Fine, mild darkening at spine, in an almost Near Fine dustjacket, very mild wear at spine ends, light crease at lower front panel. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Spider Boy

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1928 - The first American edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1928. Inscribed by Carl Van Vechten ( as Carlo ) to close friend of the author, artist Ralph Barton and his wife Germaine. Inscription dated July 22nd, 1928. A near fine example of the book. Dust jacket very good with toning to the paper and chipping to the edges. A very nice association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright

      Editions "Cahiers d'Art", Paris 1928 - First Edition. Uncommon, early Frank Lloyd Wright monograph. 1928. VG in its original fragile wrappers, with light offsetting to the front panel and fraying at the spine ends. Quarto, unpaginated, crisp, striking black-and-white photography thruout. The very first title to be offered in the collection "Les Maitres de L'Architecture Contemporaine". Published under the direction of Christian Zervos. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism INSCRIBED BY MRS. SHAW

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd. 1928 - Decorated boards, no dustjacket. Original greenish-grey cloth, handsomely decorated in green and gold. Bright cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Some foxing to fore-edge, bottom and prelims. This is a pre-publication copy, inscribed by GBS's wife Charlotte F. Shaw to William Cooper, the couple's osteopath. See my scans. (Delivery Confirmation number sent for domestic orders.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celery City Books]
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        Electro-surgery as an aid to the removal of intracranial tumors. Offprint.

      , 1928. 1928. First edition. Electro-surgery as an aid to the removal of intracranial tumors. Offprint from Surgery, Gynceology and Obstetrics 47 (1928). 34pp. Illustrated. 265 x 194 mm.Cushing’s paper marks the introduction of electro-coagulation in neurosurgery. Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing 269. Garrison-Morton 4897.1.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's ]
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        Fox Athletic Club Second Annual

      MONROE PRESS, NY 1928 - Second Annual F. F. F. D. Roosevelt Hotel February 25th, 1928, spine is missing the backstrip but book is still intact, boards are badly chipped around eges and some staining to covers, pgs 46-47 were stuck together and someone pulled them apart, pgs 39-42 loose at top, some pages have light discoloration DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: 94 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      , 1928. 1928. O'NEILL, Eugene. STRANGE INTERLUDE. NY: Boni & Liveright, 1928. Quarto: vellum over boards, in original cardboard slipcase. Signed, Limited Edition of 775 numbered copies. Near fine. Enclosed in a the original cardboard slipcase and an additional custom-made leather and cloth slipcase. Near fine (tiny bookplate on front pastedown). A nice copy! $500.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books ]
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        A Fairy Garland being Fairy Tales from the Old French

      Cassel & Company, limited. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928. 4to (cm. 28,5), 251(1) pp. con 12 tavv. f.t.a colori - protette da velina - di Edmund Dulac. Legatura in mz. pergamena con titolo oro al ds. Taglio superiore dorato. Lieve brunitura del dorso, altrimenti esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione a tiratura limitata di 1000 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 346) e firmati da Dulac.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Point Counter Point

      Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc., New York 1928 - Red cloth, red topstain, paper label to spine. Spine ends/corners mildly softened, paper label unchipped but slightly marked. Stated first edition. Text block fore edge slightly foxed. Spine cloth mildly wrinkled. Square unmarked copy. The original DJ in mylar has $2.50 price to flap, toned at spine, shallow loss at spine ends, closed tears bottom spine along gutter. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

      New York: Payson & Clarke, 1928. Very Good in the publisher's full purple cloth. The spine is stamped in yellow. 345pps. For purposes of presentation, this volume has been supplied with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket of the Payson & Clarke original. There is modest rubbing wear to the tips and spine-ends and the spine (including the lettering) is considerably sunfaded. A small, incidental pen-mark is on the bottom of the textblock. The text is clean and bright, with no previous ownership markings. The binding, though quite sound, is slightly shaken: there are separations (with narrow disclosures of the webbing) is at pgs. 122 - 123 and at 344 - 345. In all, a nice, clean copy of this Sayers classic, scarce in the first printing.<b><font color=#003366><br><br> "...The death of old General Fentiman in his usual seat before the fire in the Bellona Club only added to the reputation of that establishment as something of a dignified morgue. Yet on that particular Armistice Day, the question of his death was to prove vital in a matter of inheritance, and Lord Peter Wimsey finds that there are nagging questions about just exactly how and when the old man met his death. In his investigation, Wimsey uncovers the suspicious matter of a will that, depending upon who has died first, stands to benefit a number of people, thereby creating a motive for murder."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request.. First Edition. Cloth.

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        THE EARLY LIFE OF THOMAS HARDY 1840 - 1891 and THE LATER YEARS OF THOMAS HARDY 1892 - 1928 ( Two volumes in dustjackets )

      Macmillan and Co, London 1928 - 1928 - 1930. 1st ed. Two volumes. Octavo. Green cloth with gilt device and titles, top edges gilt. xi, 327, ix, 286 pp, publisher's ad. Near Fine in Near Fine to Fine dust jackets. The jackets are virtually flawless. It is rare to find the set in such beautiful dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOSEPH NATALE - BOOKS]
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        Charming court portrait photo signed and dated, (Victoria Sofia, 1910-1972, daughter of Gustav VI of Sweden, wife of King Frederik IX of Denmark)

      1928 - showing her head and shoulders wearing a veil with her court dress and holding a bunch of roses, 11½" x 9", no place, January From the collection of Lady Patricia Ramsay, daughter of the Duke of Connaught.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Fun with Dots for Little Tots [1928 BOX SET: Little Black Sambo Magic Drawing Book; Three Little Pigs Magic Drawing Book; Three Bears Fairy Tale Magic Drawing Book; Little Small Red Hen Magic Drawing Book]

      Platt & Munk, New York 1928 - 10 7/8" x 8 3/8" x 1 3/8" lithographed paper-covered cardboard box, 'No. 137 Platt & Munk Co.', four 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" softcover volumes with color card covers and b&w illustrations, text, and 'connect-the-dots' drawings within. Box and books are all in Near Fine (at worst, VG+) condition (see all 5 photos enlarged): box has one corner crease and a few tiny edge chips; otherwise excellent. Books are all in excellent condition except for age-toning to interior leaves, minor soiling to white rear covers, and some connect-the-dots drawings completed in pencil (almost all in pencil, a few colored pencil/crayon). Titles and conditions are: Little Black Sambo Magic Drawing Book (21 drawings; 8 done; 2 partial); Three Little Pigs Magic Drawing Book (22; 4 done; 1 partial); Three Bears Fairy Tale Magic Drawing Book (15; 9 done); Little Small Red Hen Magic Drawing Book (22; 10 done). Almost all of the completed drawings/puzzles can be erased. This is a very rare set, not to be confused with a later, ca. 1940 set, issued by Platt & Munk with the same 'No. 137' designation, but in a red and white box and with 'Sallie Mandie' as the '037B' book instead of 'The Little Small Red Hen'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seacoast Books]
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      London: Faber & Gwyer Limited, 1928. 1st Edition [Keynes A30.a; Fabes 1929, pp 53 - 55]. Blue cloth, stamped gilt lettering to spine. In light tan dj with blue lettering. Mild shelfwear to extremities; hint of fading to spine; small crease to upper corner of ffep; light foxing and toning to eps; evidence of sticker removal to rear paste-down, with slight loss to top layer of paper; last two leaves partially unopened. Interior otherwise clean, binding sound. Dust jacket lightly soiled from handling; worn at spine ends and corners, with some loss; spine lightly sunned; ~2" closed tear to foot of front joint. VG/ VG-.. 395, [5] pp. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5-1/4". "A" gathering with signature mark at base of A1r. First edition, first issue, of which 1500 were printed. This copy Class 1b, with a rough-trimmed fore-edge and untrimmed lower edge. Fabes notes that a "copy which conforms to either of these forms [i.e., Class 1a or 1b] is a first issue of the book, irrespective of the presence or absence of misprints" (p 54); the dropped "o" on p 365, present in our copy, is simply "due to imperfections in the type metal" (53). Keynes also notes that "typographical irregularities have no significance whatsoever" in determining first and second issue. A classic of English literature, somewhat scarce in the trade in a complete dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      Bobbs Merrill, New York 1928 - Third Charlie Chan. Rare in dust jacket. Book has has some light soiling to covers and one dark spot on cover. Has the bow and arrow on copyright page, signifying first printing. Previous owner signature on front free endpaper, dated 1928, year of publication. Rare dust jacket shows some wear and soiling but only has one shallow chip along top edge, a few shallow closed tears to edges. Dust jacket shows price on front flap. Both DJ flaps are totally intact. 337 pages. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mystery & Detective Fiction; Vintage Mysteries in DJ; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4312. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Murder In Print]
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        A Flying Scroll

      London, Hogarth Press 1928 - First edition. Decorated yellow paper covered boards, yellow label printed in black - one of 275 copies (of which 119 were pulped in 1938). An excellent copy. Woolmer 178. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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      [ Waltham St. Lawrence]: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Quarto. Quarter brown sharkskin and cloth over boards, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Foretips bumped, noticeable chipping and some loss along the crown and toe of spine, but internally near fine. One of 485 copies printed on handmade paper, from a total edition of five hundred copies. Illustrated with nineteen wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings, in additional to incidental initials by Eric Gill and David Jones's colophon device. An ideal copy for rebinding of one of this key work by the press. KIRKUS, et al, 36. CHANTICLEER 62.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Bambi -A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster. Very Good. 1928. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A First U. S. Edition, and coming from the library of Wallace Stegner, this copy of Bambi is quite unique. It was translated by Whittaker Chambers and illustrated by Kurt Weise. The forward was written by the Nobel Prize winner for Literature, John Galsworthy. Slip case is tan with brown title, and brown and green illustrations of Bambi. The book is in very good condition. Green boards with title gilt on spine and gilt illustration of Bambi on front. Front and back pastedowns have color illustrations. Spine and corners are slightly bumped. Very little edgewear, only on bottom edge. Binding is tight. Interior is clean except for pencil marginalia on the forward page which reads "Chapter VIII The Falling Leaves," possibly written by Wallace Stegner. Laid in is a leaflet by Simon and Schuster that contains the inside story behind Bambi's publication, reviews of Bambi and interesting facts about Salten. Salten's photo is also included in this leaflet. This classic tale is, as The New York World wrote in their review, "one of the most charming, touching, 'human' stories ever read." A beautiful book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 293 pp .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA ]
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        Satyagraha in South Africa

      S. Ganesan, Triplicane, Madras, 1928. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. With viii page index. This edition, bound in full cloth, is the variant where the publisher Ganesan appears on both the spine and title page, as opposed to an alternate edition of 1928 whereby Ganesan is stated as publisher on the title page but Navajivan given on quarter cloth. There is no indication as to this being anything other than the first English language edition of this work. Translated by Valji Govindji Desai. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. x + 511pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm, spine slightly faded. Foxing to front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edge marked. Covers slightly worn. Corners bumped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; South Africa; Modern; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 19795. .

      [Bookseller: Dreadnought Books]
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        Menckeniana. A Schimpflexikon

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1928 - The first signed-limited edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1928, This is copy number 62 of 230 copies. Bright red boards with spine cloth-backed, in a black paper slipcase. A near fine example of the book with light toning to the spine and the lettering faded from the spine label. The slipcase is very good with a little bit of wear to the upper corners. Signed by H. L. Mencken. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Menckeniana, A Schimpflexicon

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Limited Edition. Octavo. 1 of 230 copies signed by Mencken, unopened, 132(1)pp., bound in red paper covered boards backed in yellow cloth, paper label to spine and upper board, spine and label faded, a lovely copy housed in black paper covered slipcase with red and black paper label with a short split along top edge. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        La Fiera Letteraria. 1928. Anno IV. n. 1-10, 13-25, 27-53

      Roma: , , 1928. Brossura (wrappers). Buono (Good). 49 fascicoli. Folio. pp. 8/fasc. Buono (Good). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Station. Athos: Treasures and Men.

      The First UK Printing published by Duckworth in 1928. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original Blue cloth has a little rubbing at the corners. Gilt titling remains very bright. Light toning to the text block with a little spotting to the prelims. Pages remain clean. Free from erasures and inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little toned to the spine with mild edge wear with a little loss to the lower front edge and spine ends. A few professional Japanese tissue paper repairs to the verso. The coloured designs to the covers remain very bright. Mild vertical crease to the spine. The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. One of Byron's earliest titles with a frontispiece of Simopetra and 32 further B/W photographic illustrations, mainly by the author. In a 1984 reprint of The Station, John Julius Norwich, himself a life-long traveller, writes in a very erudite Introduction : 'No better portrait of the Holy Mountain exists than this, written as it was nearly sixty years ago; nor is it likely to be surpassed in the future. Here, in short, is a classic. And a classic it will remain. What higher praise than this can be gained by someone who was only twenty-two when he wrote the book. Robert Byron changed the English-speaking world's view of Byzantine art and culture through 'The Station' and 'The Byzantine Achievement', published the year after. This book is therefore more than a travel book and more than a study of the monastic society of Mount Athos. It is also a historical enquiry into the civilization of Byzantium seen in its only surviving manifestation. With typical Byzantine complexity the obscure title of the book is only explained in the last sentence : 'This is the Holy Mountain Athos, station of a faith where all the years have stopped'.' Byron was to go on to write his classic title 'The Road To Oxiana' in 1937 before being tragically killed aged 35 in 1941 after his ship, the 'SS Jonathan Holt', was torpedoed by U-97 a submarine in the North Atlantic. His body was never found. A very sharp title and scarce title to find with such attributes.

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        Selection of Books, Manuscripts, Engravings and Autograph Letters Remarkable for their Interest & Rarity...

      London: Maggs Bros., 1928. Hard Cover. [x], 356 p., facsimiles (some color), 224 plates; 33.5 cm.; 224 items, arranged alphabetically; priced. Title continues: Being the Five Hundredth Catalogue Issued by Maggs Bros., Booksellers." Maggs celebrated its 500th catalog with bibliographical fireworks, displaying the wide range of their riches from illuminated manuscripts to a Napoleon letter to the first Greek Aristotle (1495-98) plus 19 Americana. When I obtained this there was beginning the damage typical of such a large and heavy book. I had it repaired and bound in a red leather spine with gilt decoration to encase appropriately such a magnificent publication. Stock#OB1030.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell Limited Edition

      Little Brown; 1928 - Limited edition #401/465. Clean, unmarked. Dust wrap (paper as well as the boards are in as new condition. Origional box shows some wear and one edge is starting to give. Includes the original , for this book, etching f "The Bridges From Brooklyn." Collectible. **All books are part of the inventory of our New Paltz Brick and Mortar Store" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barner Books]
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      Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston 1928 - 8v0. 288 pp. Frontispiece. Cloth in dustwrapper, light edgewear, very good copy. (81365). Translated by Madge Pemberton. Outer edges of pages 9 thru14 roughly cut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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      Philip Allan & Co., Ltd. [1928]., London - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-313 [314: blank] [315-316: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, probable first binding. Collects ten stories. "The first and best of the author's several collections." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. "Excellent stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1641. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 177. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 445-46. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Reginald 14769. Early owner's signature dated February 1928 on front free endpaper, some light spotting to top edge of pages, a very good copy. Copies in the first binding are uncommon. (#154587) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Metropolis. Special Cinema Issue.

      Paris Le Petite Illustration March 3, 1928. TEXT IN FRENCH. Splendid and very scarce 12pg. issue of the magazine devoted to the Fritz Lang Masterpiece that was recently restored and shown in theatres to great acclaim. Illus. w. 10 sepia toned stills. Very minute wear, otherwise a vg. copy. Postcard for a recent restoration of the film laid in. . No. 372. March 3, 1928. Large Paper.

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        Charles Cotton and his River

      Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1928. First edition. With 8 plates, folding map, head- and tailpiece illustrations after drawings by the author printed in green, the pieces laid down within ruled borders. [xvi], 191 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original green cloth. Near Fine. First edition. With 8 plates, folding map, head- and tailpiece illustrations after drawings by the author printed in green, the pieces laid down within ruled borders. [xvi], 191 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Uncommon and beautifully produced volume on the history, topography, and angling of the Dove, and its place in the Compleat Angler of Walton and Cotton. Frazier H-17-b; Coigney p. 397; Hampton's Angling Bibliography, p. 147

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        The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry.

      Oxford: John Johnson, Oxford University Press, 1928. - Folio. 4 volumes. pp. xcii, 1060; portrait frontispiece. Limited Edition of 100 copies only. Original full red calf, a little faded on the spines, especially of volume one, otherwise a Fine set. A genealogical record of the Earls of Portsmouth comprising over 1,000 pedigrees prefaced by a historical introduction on the family, historically based in the three Wallop villages in the heart of Hampshire with the family seat at Hurstbourne Park.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Wallop Family and their Ancestry

      Johnson, London 1928 - 4 vols. Fine binding, full crushed morocco. 100 copies only. A beautiful set in fine binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Hilly Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong. Kelly & Walsh. No date. (circa1928). Very attractive view booklet showing Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century illustrated with collotypes and photogravures - 3 fold out panoramas - 'From the Harbour"; "Victoria"; "Repulse Bay", 12 full page images and 2 leaves with several images. Original wrappers with oval cut out upper cover. A little light browning first image, very light wear edges of covers. A very good copy of a scarce photo book. The title of this scarce photo book holds out hopes of cool breezes in the tropics of Hong Kong. This is one of several such booklets extolling the virtues of Hong Kong. Produced to inform (or perhaps entice) people coming to appointments in what was a British Crown Colony from 1842 until 1997. The standard appointment was for a period of two years, with first-class travel both ways, preferably in posh accommodation (Port Out, Starboard Home), which meant that in the gruelling conditions of the Red Sea, one travelled on the cooler side of the ship in the heat of the afternoon. Three panoramas show Hong Kong as a thriving city with fine Edwardian buildings built on its waterfront or praya. These had been built on a large reclamation completed in 1904 second panorama shows the view of Hong Kong harbour filled with British shipping. The third shows Repulse Bay, with a recently completed resort hotel above a pleasant beach. Clearly this was a nice place to work and relax. Further encouragement is given in a view of the mansions of the Peak, high above the harbour. Resident here were the taipans, the senior executives of British companies. Houses like this would have been familiar to people from British India, accustomed to the hill stations of Simla or Darjeeling. Other photographs show further symbols of Britishness: the Cenotaph, the Supreme Court and Happy Valley Racecourse. Later photographs show elements of Chinese life in busy Queen's Road and in what, to English eyes, would be quaint, a steep street lined with Chinese shops. The album is undated but on the Kowloon side of the harbour, the waterfront is dominated by the Peninsula Hotel, opened in 1928. (Dr Stuart Braga). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157758).

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