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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. The Russian prima ballerina is pictured in this 7.25" x 9.75" silver gelatin photograph sitting in an extravagant gown with her arm on her knee, a coy smile on her face. Signed and inscribed to the American Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Musical Director, Conductor and Musical Contractor, Alexander Haas in 1928. Mounted to rigid backing, silvering throughout the dark areas, else fine.

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        Katalog der Ausstellung 26. Februar bis 16. März 1928. Mit der beiliegenden Einladungskarte auf festem Bütten "zur Eröffnung einer Dietz Edzard-Ausstellung am Sonntag, den 26. Februar, mittags 12 Uhr. [.] für Frau und Herrn Mueller" [der Namen wurde handschriftlich von Flechtheim selbst eingetragen];

      Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Berlin W 10 / Lützowufer 13, 1928 - 21,4 x 16,1 cm, (10) Seiten mit einem Text von Florent Fels; 22 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, illustrierte Original-Broschur (Vorderdeckel mit Knick), sonst ein gutes Exemplar! Dascher (2011), 467. - Noch nicht in der Flechtheim-Bibliographie von 1987. - >Literatur: "entartet - beschlagnahmt", Bremer Künstler im Nationalsozialismus, Städtische Galerie Bremen, 2009. - 5 seiner Arbeiten wurden als entartet beschlagnahmt und vernichtet (Quelle: B. Neumann-Dietzsch). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lonesomest Doll.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1928). Thin 8vo. 80pp. Tan cloth blocked in black and orange in a design by the illustrator. Title page and three full page illustrations in rose and greenish-blue and 25 black and white drawing by Rackham. Published only in the United States. Light soil to the binding, and a few creased page corners else this is a very good copy. Latimore and Haskell p. 63. Very good.

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        Le bourreau du Pérou

      First edition, one of the advance (service de presse) copies.Handsome autograph inscription from Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes to Joseph Delteil.A very good copy. Au sans pareil Paris 1928 12x19cm broché

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        Southern Pacific Lines follow the trails blazed by the pioneers. The pioneers chose the best natural routes. The routes today offer not only great natural geographic advantages for the flow of travel and commerce but also inspiring traditions...

      Southern Pacific. Copyright 1928. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 23 1/4 x 32 inches on sheet size 25 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches. Professionally restored and mounted on linen minimising many faults: several long tears or creases including one extending vertically down the centre of the map and one extending horizontally across the map, light abrasion / creasing visible in Pacific Ocean area. Despite its faults the map displays well. An uncommon and visually appealing map poster "done in the old style" with decorative galleons and sea monsters and an elaborate compass rose. Southern Pacific's Shasta Route, Overland Route, Golden State Route and Sunset Route are marked, "following the trails of the pioneers, they are the best natural routes to the land of scenery and romance." The left and right borders are composed of vignette illustrations of historical events starting with "1862 President Lincoln signs Pacific Railway Act" to "Today Southern Pacific still building and serving." Four vignette illustrations along the upper edge relate to the four routes. The railroad runs as far south as Mexico City. David Rumsey attributes the map design to J.E.Patterson of Patterson & Sullivan, a San Francisco art firm. WorldCat shows four library listings in the United States.

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        La Fayette

      First edition, one of 8 numbered copies and re-imposed on Or Turner, large copy, the fewest copies.A rare and very good copy. Grasset Paris 1928 17,5x22,5cm broché

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        A Fairy Garland. being Fairy Tales from the Old French. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. [Limited Signed Edition]. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 SIGNED COPIES

      Cassell, 1928. Sm. Folio, First Edition thus, with fine coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and 11 fine coloured plates (all original tissue guards present); blue cloth ruled in gilt, vellum back lettered in gilt, gilt top, uncut, a near fine copy with only the very lightest age-soiling to vellum backstrip. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DULAC (THIS COPY NO. 412). Hughey 74.

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        Autograph letter signed. Cambridge, 28. III. 1928.

      1928. Large 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. envelope. To Mabel de Courcy Duncan, whose guest he had been: "[...] Your charming hospitality and the kindness of your sister [i. e. Ethel] and yourself I can never forget. The days were filled with delightful experiences, and, looking back on them, it seems that only by a sort of magic could so much pleasure have been provided for me in so a short time! [...]". - With printed address.

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        THE FAIRY GARLAND Being Fairy Tales from the Old French. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.

      [4], 5 - 251, [1] pp. With 12 full-page colour plates. Original art vellum over blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Large Quarto. First edition limited to 1000 copies, this being number 199, signed in full by Dulac. A very nice copy.Tipped in before the limitation page is a twenty-one line letter from Dulac on his headed notepaper to a Mr Sutcliffe discussing Dulac's desire to find a suitable parchment for creating a manuscript.

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        Nadja

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Autograph inscription from André Breton to his friend Jean Carrive : "A Jean Carrive, son vieil ami".Spine slightly wrinkled and occasional foxing mostly to upper cover.André Breton compare Jean Carrive à Rimbaud lorsqu'en 1923 il fait venir à Paris ce "terroriste gascon" et le mentionne dans le Manifeste du surréalisme comme l'un des 19 ayant "fait acte de surréalisme absolu".   Nrf Paris 1928 12x19cm broché

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        The Tower

      London Macmillan 1928 Superb First Impression (one of only 2000 copies) of this cornerstone of the Modern Movement, "a peak in English poetry" (Connolly), "the summit of Yeats's creative achievement. He thought it the best book he had written, and he was right." (ODNB) Small 8vo: vi,110,[2, ads]pp. Publisher's olive-green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt with one of Thomas Sturge Moore's most beautiful cover engravings, depicting Ballylee and its reflection; all edges untrimmed; sea-green pictorial dust jacket printed in black, repeating Moore's cover design and priced 6/-. A very Fine, bright copy, apparently unread, in a virtually flawless jacket marred only by several faint tape ghosts unseen on the verso. Connolly 56a. Wade 158. Fine The Tower opens with a meditation on aging or, more specifically, on how to escape it. In "Sailing to Byzantium," the poet dreams of leaving Ireland, "no country for old men," to be reincarnated as a singing mechanical bird in a Byzantine court. In "The Tower," Yeats laments his lost love for Maude Gonne, "a strikingly beautiful former débutante, with the height and presence of a Valkyrie" (ONDB), and ruminates on reconciling his youthful spirit with his aging body. The collection also contains his two great sequences on history and violence, 'Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen,' inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution, and 'Meditations in Time of Civil War,' an account of the chaos that gripped Ireland from 1922 to 1923. The tower of the title was Thoor Ballylee, in County Galway, near Coole, in which Yeats and his family lived during the 1920s, when they weren't in their Dublin townhouse. This sixteenth-century Norman castle consisted of four floors with just one room on each, connected by a spiral stone stairway built into the seven-foot thickness of the massive outer wall. Each floor had a window overlooking the river which flowed alongside. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory.

      London: Macmillan, 1928. A fine copy in original wrappers of this fundamental paper introducing Bohr's statement of his 'complementarity' principle, the basis of what became known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics. "From the epistemological point of view, the discovery of the new type of logical relationship that complementarity represents is a major advance that radically changes our whole view of the role and meaning of science. In contrast with the nineteenth-century ideal of a description of the phenomena from which every reference to their observation would be eliminated, we have the much wider and truer prospect of an account of the phenomena in which due regard is paid to the conditions under which they can actually be observed - thereby securing the full objectivity of the description" (DSB). The concept of complementarity started to develop in Bohr's mind during discussions with Heisenberg in Copenhagen early in 1927, when Heisenberg was preparing for publication his famous paper on the uncertainty principle. In fact, the published version of Heisenberg's paper contains a note added in proof which mentions 'recent investigations by Bohr [that] have led to points of view that permit an essential deepening and refinement of the analysis of the quantum mechanical relationship attempted in this work'. "Bohr presented his ideas on complementarity for the first time at an international congress of physics in Como in the fall of 1927, commemorating the centenary of Volta's death. On this occasion, he stressed that in the quantum world, contrary to the classical world, an observation of a system can never be made without disturbing the system. But how can we then know the state of the system? The quantum postulate would seem to imply that the classical distinction between the observer and the observed was no longer tenable. How then would it be possible to obtain objective knowledge? Bohr's reflections on these and related questions led him to introduce the notion of complementarity as denoting the use of complementary but mutually exclusive viewpoints in the description of nature. Two years later, he defined the complementarity principle as 'a new mode of description... in the sense that any given application of classical concepts precludes the simultaneous use of other classical concepts which in a different connection are equally necessary for the elucidation of phenomena'... The wave description and the particle description are complementary and thus in conflict. But Bohr argued that the physicist is still able to account unambiguously for his experiments, for it is he who chooses what to measure and thereby destroys the possibility of the realization of the conflicting aspect... "The complementarity principle became the cornerstone of what was later referred to as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Pauli even stated that quantum mechanics might be called 'complementarity theory', in an analogy with 'relativity theory'. And Peierls later claimed that 'when you refer to the Copenhagen interpretation of the mechanics what you really mean is quantum mechanics' ... by the mid-1930s Bohr had been remarkably successful in establishing the Copenhagen view as the dominant philosophy of quantum mechanics." (H. Kragh, Quantum Generations, 1999, pp. 209-210). In: Nature, vol. 121, no. 3050, pp. 580- 590, April 14, 1928, the entire issue offered here in original wrappers, staples removed, light vertical crease to front wrapper, one advertisement page with an advert cut out. In all a very good copy in the rare wrappers. (The paper was published essentially simultaneously in German, Danish, English and French).

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        Nietzsches Briefe. Ausgewählt und herausgegeben von Richard Oehler.

      393 (1) Seiten (2) Blatt Verlagswerbung 8, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Halb_Leineneinband die Buchecken bestossen, der Seiten- und Unterschnitt stockfleckig, ebenso die ersten 20 und letzten 40 Seiten, auf dem Titelblatt unten kleiner Stempel des Vorbesitzers, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung der Schwetser Nietzsches, signiert und datiert (Weihnachten 1928). Therese Elisabeth Alexandra Nietzsche (* 10. Juli 1846 in Röcken - + 8. November 1935 in Weimar), bekannt als Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, war die Schwester des Philosophen Friedrich Nietzsche. Als alleinige Nachlassverwalterin ihres Bruders, Gründerin und Leiterin des Weimarer Nietzsche-Archivs konnte sie in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts den Nietzsche-Kult in Deutschland inszenieren und lenken. Signaturen von Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche sind äußerst selten!!

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        Seven Footprints to Satan

      The Richards Press, London 1928 - London, The Richards Press, n.d. [1928]. First Edition. First Impression. An uncommon Merritt title in the less common jacket. Excellent Hulme Beaman jacket. Condition of the book is very good with a little rubbing and bumping to the edges, slight offsetting and a few pale spots. Some soiling to spine from jacket loss. Jacket is good only, loss to 'SEVEN' on the spine smaller chip to lower spine, corners and edges all moderately worn. A couple of short tears. One copy in the jacket at auction in the last twenty years. Cover art / illustrations by S.G. Hulme Beaman [5759, Hyraxia Books]. n.d. [1928] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sich leckendes Fohlen. Bronze mit schöner Patina - aber ohne Signatur und ohne Gießerstempel.

       1928 Die Bronze misst 8,5 x 9 x 4 cm ( Höhe x Breite x Tiefe ) und weist keinen Signaturstempel der Künstlerin am rechten Hinterlauf/Huf auf - leider auch ohne Gießermarke, möglicherweise ein Probeguss Wohl um 1928 entstanden.Die Bronze mit gold-brauner Patina. Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz. ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXXI, Seite 93 u.a. ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // Please notice: The bronze is without a signature from Sintenis ) ( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Sintenis, Renée Sintenis, Bronze, Bronzefigur, Skulptur, Pferd, Fohlen, Lecken, Google

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        Ma vie et la psychanalyse suivi de Psychanalyse et médecine

      First edition in French, translated by Marie Bonaparte, one of 65 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large copies.Elegant half black morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved (lower cover discolored at foot, spine sunned), top edge gilt.A few small spots.A handsomely bound copy. % Gallimard Paris 1928 12x19cm relié

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        Lamia Isabella the Eve of Saint Agnes & Other Poems by John Keats with Engravings by Robert Gibbings.

      Small folio. Original quarter sharkskin, spine lettered in gilt, buckram sides, top edge gilt, others uncut; pp. [iv] + 104; numerous wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings, bookplate of Brian Douglas Stilwell pasted to the front pastedown, title-page printed in red and black, initials printed in red and blue; a very nice copy. Limited edition, number 238 of 500 of which 425 were printed on hand-made paper bound in quarter sharkskin. Printed when the Golden Cockerel Press was at its height, (the next books printed at the Press were the Gill illustrated Canterbury Tales) this is one of Gibbings' finest illustrated books for the Press. Cave and Manson described the book as featuring some of Gibbings' finest woodcuts "in his best black-line style". One of the leaders of the revival of wood engraving, Robert Gibbings (1889-1958) was commissioned to produce two volumes for the Golden Cockerel Press before buying it outright after it's founder, Harold Taylor, fell ill. "The press was at Waltham St Lawrence, in Berkshire. With Gibbings as its director and book designer it produced seventy-two books between 1924 and 1933, of which nineteen were illustrated by Gibbings himself. Forty-eight of its productions were illustrated with wood-engravings. Among the engravers whom Gibbings employed - several of whom were given their first commissions by him - were John Nash, David Jones, Eric Ravilious, Blair Hughes-Stanton, John Farleigh, and, most notably, Eric Gill..."(ODNB). The choice of sharkskin for the binding shows an inventive conceit as the poem Lamia is concerned with a sea serpent.

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        The Tower.

      First Edition. London, MacMillan & Co., 1928. 8°. 110 pages. Hardcover. Original, beautifully illustrated cloth with gilt lettering and ornaments after a design by Sturge Moore. Excellent condition with some wear and rubbing to the binding. Interior excellent and clean ! No annotations or former name entries. Very clean example of this rare books. [Wade 158]nnThoor Ballylee Castle (Irish Túr Bhaile Uí Laí) is a fortified, 15th (or 16th) century Hiberno-Norman tower house built by the septs de Burgo, or Burke, near the town of Gort in County Galway, Ireland. It is also known as Yeats' Tower because it was once owned and inhabited by the poet William Butler Yeats. (Wikipedia)nnThe Tower was a book of poems by W. B. Yeats, published in 1928. The Tower was Yeats's first major collection as Nobel Laureate after receiving the Nobel Prize in 1923. It is considered to be one of the poet's most influential volumes and was well received by the public. The title, which the book shares with the second poem, refers to Ballylee Castle, a Norman tower which Yeats purchased and restored in 1917. Yeats Gaelicized the name to Thoor Ballyllee, and it has retained the title to this day. Yeats often summered at Thoor Ballylee with his family until 1928. The book includes several of Yeats' most famous poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium," "Leda and the Swan," and "Among School Children." All of the poems included in The Tower had previously appeared elsewhere in print collections and periodicals. Many of the poems featured in Seven Poems and a Fragment, The Cat and the Moon and Certain Poems, and October Blast released by Cuala Press. Other poems had been collected in A Vision.nYeats commissioned Thomas Sturge Moore to create the cover for the volume in 1927. The gold wood-cut style image depicts Thoor Ballylee and its reflection in waters below the tower all on a light green background. The poet praised Moore's artwork, noting that the cover was both a true representation of Thoor Ballylee and a successful symbolic design for the collection. Moore's work on The Tower and other collections solidified Yeats's modern image in both American and English print editions. Many of the poems in The Tower demonstrate Yeats's disillusionment with the limitations of the physical world and his withdrawal from ordinary life. The poet seeks to transcend the conflicts between the dichotomies of mind/body and thought/action by allowing poetry to exist in the world of vision rather than the world of reality. (Wikipedia)

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        Dickey Byrd.

      Large 4to. Original black cloth grained in green with pictorial block in yellow to upper board and yellow lettering to spine, patterned orange endpapers; pp. [xiv], 13-145 + [i]; with full-page plates and other illustrations throughout in blue by Carl Emil Wehde together with 6 fine, and large, coloured plates mounted-at-large by Gustaf Tenggren; a very fresh copy with a little rubbing to upper cover; internally fresh throughout with all plates in fine state. First edition. A fantasy fairy tale about a group of naughty elves and fairy folk who try to kidnap the young boy Dickey Byrd's favourite flannel elephant from his bed one night. Gustaf Tenggren was a Swedish-American artist who became chief illustrator at the Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, during what has been called the Golden Age of American animation, overseeing and working on classic animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio. This is one of his most elusive books.

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        Les conquérants

      First edition, one of 350 numbered copies on alfa, advance (service de presse) copies.With an autograph inscription from André Malraux to Jacques Patin.A fine copy. Grasset Paris 1928 12x19cm broché

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        Daughter of the Hawk, The

      Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1928 First Edition (so stated), fewer than 1000 copies issued. 8vo: 304pp. Publisher's moss-green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in orange (apparently a variant binding; Wilden cites tan cloth printed in black); price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. A Fine, tightly bound, unmarked copy; in a bright Near Fine jacket, lightly edge-worn, with shallow losses to spine head (but not touching lettering), stain on rear panel. Wilden 10b. Fine A somewhat obscure Forester title, published in England as The Shadow of the Hawk, in which a swashbuckler named Henry Dawkins escapes from a brutal South American prison. Dawkins is a lieutenant of "The Hawk," a rebel leader who dies in battle after extracting a promise that Dawkins will seek out his daughter in far-off London. But this is the story of the Daughter of the Hawk, a girl of singular determination herself. The novel concludes with a rather creepy coda. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Chagall

      Paris: Chroniques du Jour. 1928 - 4to. Original wraps with some most of original glassine. Most of printed spine intact. First signature loose. Very good. One of 560 numbered copies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A New Type of Secondary Radiation

      London: 1928. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Nature, vol. 121, Supplement, 31st March 1928, pp. 501-502, original printed wrappers with rusted staples, slim large 8vo. ---On February 28, 1928, Raman through his experiments on the scattering of light, discovered the effect which is named after him. It was instantly clear that this discovery was an important one. It gave further proof of the quantum nature of light. Raman spectroscopy came to be based on this phenomenon, and Ernest Rutherford referred to it in his presidential address to the Royal Society in 1929. He won the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him. He was the first Asian and first non-White to get any Nobel Prize in the sciences. Very Good.

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        Histoire de l'

      1928. Originalausgabe. Bellmer, das graphische Werk, 11-15. Batailles Erstlingswerk „Die Geschichte des Auges" erschien zuerst 1928 mit 8 Illustrationen von André Masson unter dem Pseudonym Lord Auch. Ebenfalls unter diesem Pseudonym erschien die vorliegende veränderte Neufassung des Textes, diesmal mit 6 Originalradierungen von Hans Bellmer, die hier erstmalig gedruckt wurden. Vorliegend Exemplar Nr. 23 von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Velin de Rives, jedoch ohne die zusätzliche Suite mit den Radierungen. Unser Exemplar wurde außergewöhnlicherweise im Druckvermerk von Bellmer signiert. Die Gesamtauflage betrug 199 Exemplare. Die Pappchemise und der Schuber wie meist gebräunt, sonst tadelloses Exemplar des sehr selten angebotenen Werkes, welches sehr lange aufgrund seines erotischen Inhaltes verboten war. Erst nach dem Tod Batailles 1962 konnte das Werk erstmalig unter dessen Namen erscheinen, ohne das sich Bataille jemals zu seiner Autorschaft öffentlich bekannt hätte.

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        Bauhaus. Zeitschrift für Bau und Gestaltung. Schriftleitung: W. Gropius und L. Moholy-Nagy. 2. Jahrgang 1928, Heft 1. Dessau. Bauhaus Dessau 1928. 29,5 x 21 cm. 16 Seiten. Originalheft mit Umschlaggestaltung von Herbert Bayer.

      Bauhaus Dessau, 1928. Originalausgabe. Fleischmann Seite 187 -- Wingler, Bauhaus Seite 563-566 -- Droste, Bauhaus, Seite 139 mit Abbildung - Neumann, Functional Graphic Design in the 20's, Nr. 109 mit ganzseitiger Abbildung auf Seite 92 - Andel, Avant-Garde Page Design 246 mit Abbildung auf Seite 194. Für dieses Heft, welches dem Thema Werbung gewidmet war, übernahm ausschließlich Herbert Bayer die Gestaltung der Zeitschrift. Das Heft enthält Beiträge von Werbwart Weidenmüller, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy (Fotografie ist Lichtgestaltung), Herbert Bayer (Typografie und Werbsachengestaltung) und Marcel Breuer. Gutes Exemplar der gesuchten Nummer mit der preisgekrönten Umschlaggestaltung von Herbert Bayer.

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        Les Odes d'Anacreon, Teien. Traduites de Grec en Francais par Remy Belleau. Ensembles quelques petites Hymnes de son invention.

      8vo., in contemporary half gilt ruled brown morocco over marbled paper boards signed Yseux SR of Thierry Simier, original wrappers bound in, spine lettered in gilt with floral pattern blocked in black, marbled endpapers. Initials printed in blue, woodcut frontispiece by Pierre Gandon. A little sunning to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Limited edition of 305 copies. This copy extra illustrated with 8 original illustrations in pencil, pen and ink, and pastel, 4 full page and 4 vignettes, by Georges Villa. The sensuous drawings are all signed (and some captioned) by Villa in pencil. With a note in Villa's hand on titlepage and a note by Villa tipped in.

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        ?Sherston Trilogy' A SET OF FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTINGS, ALL IN ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPERS Comprising 'Fox-Hunting Man'/'Infantry Officer'/'Sherston's Progress'

      Faber, 1928 Comrising: 'Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'/'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' and 'Sherston's Progress'. Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man - A very good+ book with some browning to the spine and some minor spotting to the end-papers. 'A' to the second free end-paper. No inscriptions. In a very good+ wrap- per which is unclipped a small chip to the head of the spine and a thin one to the foot of the spine. 'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' - A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ (deeply) clipped wrapper with a minor chip to the head of the spine and a little to corners - a very bright example. 'Sherston's Progress' - a near fine book without inscriptions with some spotting to the page edges. In a near fine wrapper which is unclipped and has minute sliver of loss to the top of the spine - none of the usual browning to the spine. Complete with the rare Evening Standard/Book Society and Book Guild wrap-around band and also included is the Faber and Faber postcard. A lovely set of Sassoon's famous 'fictional autobiography' and the only set of the trade editions available for sale at the time of writing.[removed][removed]

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        Zur Theorie des Ferromagnetismus.

      First edition Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. A remarkable association copy, from the library of Niels Bohr, of Heisenberg's solution of the problem of ferromagnetism. Bohr and Heisenberg are also linked by the subject matter of the present work. In his doctoral thesis Studier over Metallernes Elektrontheori (1911), Bohr proved what was later called the 'Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem', which shows that classical physics cannot account for magnetic phenomena. This probably provided at least part of the motivation for his subsequent work on quantum theory, of which Heisenberg gave the first mathematically consistent formulation in 1925. In this paper, Heisenberg applies his new quantum mechanics to finally explain one of the most puzzling magnetic phenomena, that of ferromagnetism. "Following a series of papers published in the years 1925 to 1927 -- during which quantum mechanics was developed, interpreted and applied to atoms with more than one electron outside a closed shell -- Werner Heisenberg solved the mystery of ferromagnetism using the concept of spin plus the exclusion principle formulated by Wolfgang Pauli, which states that two electrons with the same energy and momentum cannot occupy the same quantum state. In other words, two electrons with the same energy but different spins can lie in the same orbital. The facts that an electron has spin, as well as charge, and that two identical electrons must occupy different states, are the keys to the periodic table. "Until then, the force aligning the electron spins could not be explained in terms of known interactions, none of which was strong enough. In the words of Paul Dirac: "the solution of this difficulty [...] is provided by the exchange (austausch) interaction of the electrons, which arises owing to the electrons being indistinguishable one from another. Two electrons may change places without our knowing it, and the proper allowance for the possibility of quantum jumps of this nature, which can be made in a treatment of the problem by quantum mechanics, gives rise to the new kind of interaction. The energies involved, the so-called exchange energies, are quite large." "By applying such an energy tax on indistinguishable particles, Heisenberg proposed a model that counted up all the spins and included the exchange interaction between nearest neighbours only; for example, in a linear chain of spins, only two neighbouring spins would count, in a square lattice, four. When these were summed, Heisenberg found a ground state (lowest-energy configuration) in which all the spins of the electrons lined up in parallel -- that is, a ferromagnetic state without the need for any external magnetic field" (Nature Milestones: Spin http://www.nature.com/milestones/milespin/full/milespin05.html). From 1924 to 1927, Heisenberg (1901-1976) was a Privatdozent at Göttingen. In September 1924 Heisenberg went to work with Niels Bohr, director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen. In the following May, he returned to Göttingen and, with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, over a period of about six months, developed the matrix mechanics formulation of quantum mechanics. His seminal paper 'Über quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen' was published in September 1925. On 1 May 1926, Heisenberg began his appointment as university lecturer and assistant to Bohr in Copenhagen. In the following year, Heisenberg was appointed ordentlicher Professor of theoretical physics and head of the department of physics at the University of Leipzig. "Heisenberg's research in Leipzig concentrated upon applications and extensions of quantum mechanics. In 1928 he showed that a quantum-mechanical exchange integral that had played a crucial role in his earlier solution of the helium problem could account for the strong molecular magnetic field in the interior of ferromagnetic materials" (DSB). Pp. 619-636 in Zeitschrift für Physik, 49. Band, 9. & 10. Heft. The entire issue offered here 8vo (229 x 155 mm), pp. 609-752. Original printed wrappers. From the library of Niels Bohr with his name ('N. Bohr') stamped on upper cover. A very fine copy.

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        City of San Diego....

      San Diego. The Marston Company. 1928. Color poster, pictographic / pictorial map, 27 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches on sheet 29 1/4 x 24 inches, folded as issued. Paper backing with reinforcement and inpainting to two small spots along the vertical centrefold; wear to the lower left horizontal fold (only visible on close inspection from verso). Strong color, bright and clean. Jo Mora's wonderful combination of fun, historical information and sense of color are displayed in this detailed bird's eye view style map of San Diego - what there was of it, since most of the map is green (agriculture and the country) or blue for the sea. However an indication of the future is seen in a pictograph marked SUBDIVISION with a salesman expansively gesticulating to a couple with a bag marked IOWA. At sea a lookout on the ship Cabrillo exclaims "Caramba! You'd never know the old place now." The border depicts historical events. At lower left are images of six buildings and fantastical beasts who are to be seen at Balboa Park. The map was published by the Marston Company in celebration of its Golden Anniversary....

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        Verlainiens et décadents

      Editions Marcel Seheur. Original edition on the current paper.Binding half morocco cherry, back with five nerves, golden tail date marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank cover and spine preserved (back insolated), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Rare autograph signed by the author to his friend Aristide Boureaud.Iconography.Nice copy pleasantly established. Editions Marcel Seheur Paris 1928 13x18cm relié

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        The Wonderground Map of London Town. "The Heart of Britain's Empire Here is Spread Out For Your View it Shows You Many Stations & Bus Routes Not a Few. You Have Not the Time to Admire It All? Why Not Take A Map Home to Pin on Your Wall!"...

      London. The Westminster Press. Copyright 1914. [ 1928]. Color pictorial / pictographic map sheet 29 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches, originally folded as issued, now professionally restored and mounted on linen. Tiny chips to edges and corners now infilled, light wear and separations to folds all professionally restored and virtually invisible, the poster appearing fresh and clean. Originally published in 1914 as an advertising poster for the London Underground, this design proved so popular that it was subsequently published in several different editions. It has been suggested (on the blog of Tim Bryars) that this particular edition with an image of a greyhound and "On to Wembley" at the upper left of the map was issued at the time of the introduction of greyhound racing at Wembley in December 1927 "with a dog named Spin winning the very first race." The greyhound's jacket in the print carries the letter 'S' endorsing this suggestion. An outstanding and innovative graphic - an explosion of color and humor - the poster sparked a revival in interest in decorative cartography around the world which continues today, a century later....

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        Rossetti His Life and Works Authors presentation copyandnbsp

      

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        Nigger to Nigger

      First Edition New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1928 First Printing (no additional printings noted). 8vo: xii,270pp, including a glossary. Publisher's vivid orange, coarsely woven cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in black; in a pictorial dust jacket, priced $2. A Fine (save for light offsetting and an owner's surname on the front fly leaf) tight, bright, very lightly read copy; in a better than Near Fine, lightly rubbed and dust-soiled jacket. Fine Adams, a white physician, has woven a rich narrative tapestry woven from tales, bits of dialogue, and fragments of sermons and ballads woven that he collected over decades from African American inhabitants of the swamps along the Congaree River in South Carolina, "probabaly the purest present-day survival in America of the African type. Here is the negro of Africa only measurably modified by the influence of white culture." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        La Vie et l'oeuvre d'Eugene Delacroix. Reproductions d'oeuvres de l'artiste. Preface de Jacques Crepet

      Rene Kieffer, Paris 1928 - Large 4to (305 x 235 cm). Original full niger goatskin, elaborately decorated with swirling ornamental motifs, decorated paper pastedowns and endleaves, top edges gilt. Trifle sunning, front cover with a small bit of stress (5 mm) on lower joint. In lovely state. ONE OF 50 COPIES ON JAPON. First published in 1863, Baudelaire's contemporary biography and critical assessment of his friend remains indispensible. Baudelaire -- poet, provoker of public morals and art critic -- wrote: "The majority of the public have long since, indeed from his very first work, dubbed him leader of the modern school." Jonathan Jones, in his review of the "Constable to Delacroix" exhibition at the Tate, wrote that "Baudelaire worshipped the painter as a dark god: 'Delacroix, lake of blood, haunted by evil angels,' he called him. Delacroix didn't agree with everything Baudelaire wrote about him. He was baffled when the poet, who also translated Edgar Allan Poe's horror stories, compared his favourite painter to his favourite writer; after all, Delacroix was a successful, celebrated and highly self-disciplined artist, showered with state commissions and in his later years painting severe religious works in St Sulpice, whereas Poe was an alcoholic who married his child cousin and was found dying in the streets of Baltimore. Delacroix was not a bohemian. But his imagination was the source of all modern art's depravity. [.] Delacroix inspired poetry as he had been inspired by it; Baudelaire's writing on Delacroix is central to his aesthetics, and his understanding of Delacroix pervades his own verse; when he pictures his lover 'dans l'enfer de ton lit' (in the hell of your bed), you cannot help but think of [Delacroix's] Sardanapalus" (SOURCE: "A Taste of Hell" in: The Guardian, 23 January 2003). Our copy, one of just 50 on fine and thick Japon paper, is a joy to hold and behold, and is preserved in excellent condition. It is a remarkable fact that a total of zero copies of this on Japon appear in the Rare Book Hub database, which currently lists 7,166,374 records in the rare book transaction history. With bookplate of Gerard Bauer (1888-1967), novelist, essayist, literary critic, and member of the distinguished Academie Goncourt. Very good antiquarian condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le boy de sa majesté

      First Edition, one of 200 numbered copies on Madagascar, ours unjustified since off trade, only draw with Japan 10. Autograph signed by the author. Illustrated book 7 original woodcuts by Frans Masereel. Two small gaps without gravity head and foot of spine, light spots on the guards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! René Kieffer Paris 1928 20,5x26,5cm broché

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        The British Campaigns in Europe 1914-1918.

      London: Geoffrey Bles, [n.d. 1928]. FIRST EDITION. Demy Octavo. pp. 1024. In publisher's purple cloth, sunned to extremities, titled in gilt to spine.Very good. In a very good example of the scarce dustwrapper, spotted, chipped to spine ends with light edgewear and a closed tear to the upper margin front panel. Toned to page edges, internally clean and bright. All maps and charts present. A very handsome copy of a book seldom seen in its dustwrapper. A new edition based on the 1920 work by Doyle but extended to include the campaigns in Italy and Salonika.A new edition based on the 1920 work by Doyle but extended to include the campaigns in Italy and Salonika.

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        Yudovin: grav'ur'y na d'er'ev'e (gravures on wood)

      Akademia Khudozhestv (Academy of the Arts), St. Petersbourg 1928 - 4to. 47pp. Cream paper wrappers with black text and illustration on front. The book showcases the wood gravure art of Solomon Yudovin. The preface describes the art form as "one of the most democratic arts." While "the fresco is for palaces, cathedrals and salons. a painting belongs in a museum," the gravure "is manufactured and printed, and then travels along with the book" and it must be "ideological, realistic, and utilitarian." The book speaks of Yudovin in context with other Russian Jewish artists (some of the gravures are from Vitebsk, the small city that Chagall painted extensively), and a lot of Yudovin's gravures are depictions of Jews and Jewish life in Russia. Illustrated throughout, with 58 reproductions of wood and linoleum gravures. Index of gravures in the back. Free front end paper is signed, dated, and stamped by previous owners. Heavy foxing on inside front and back endpapers, and throughout interior margins. Creasing along spine. four small sections across spine split, slightly affecting that area on gutter of pages. Book overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Chinesische Miniaturen. Aus Dem Leben Einer Chinesischen Dame.

      Wien. Hermes-Druckerei E & G. Urban. 1928. 12 delicate colour plates presented in cream card mats in portfolio with paper covered boards. The beautiful plates show well dressed Han Chinese ladies, with bound feet, engaged in various activities including writing a letter, needlework, playing music, painting, taking refreshments, dancing, smoking opium, and dressing. Title page and two pages of explanatory text in German. Paper folds on portfolio torn in a few places, portfolio worn with minor loss at corners. 43 x 34cm. Very good set. First published in Leipzig in 1924. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155590).

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        Petits contes nègres pour les enfants des blancs

      First edition on ordinary paper.Handsome autograph inscription from Blaise Cendrars to Jules supervielle : " à supervielle, voleur d'enfants."A tiny marginal lack, not serious, on the first free endpaper, lacks to head of a leave (less than skillfully cut), small traces of folding to lower cover.A handsome and rare copy. Les éditons des portiques Paris 1928 12x19cm broché

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        The Scarlet Pimpernel.

      8vo., original red cloth with slightly creased and worn dust wrapper. Slits in front free endpaper, previously cut to mount inscribed postcard, now repaired. A very good copy. Reprint, inscribed by Baroness Orczy to Frederick Bason, "To Frederick Bason with kind wishes from the author Emmuska Orczy May 18 1928." Also with a postcard of the author, again inscribed to Frederick Bason tipped into the front free endpaper. Mr Bason has written on the spine of the dustwrapper in tiny letters "Autographed Copy Presented by the Authoress to me. May 1928." A charming association copy inscribed from Baroness Orczy to Fred Bason the "cockney bookseller". Born in the East End of London in 1908, Bason started selling books from a barrow at the age of fifteen. His pursuit of autographs led to friendships with a number of famous writers, eventually gaining celebrity in his own right for his colourful life and writings. The first volume of his entertaining diary contains three mentions of Baroness Orczy. In December 1928 he notes receiving a Christmas card from her, and in 1931 (date not noted) he writes "Baroness Orczy is coming to tea next week - but then again she may not." The third entry from 1936 "wrote to Baroness Orczy accepting invite" suggests their acquaintance lasted many years.

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        Shanghai of Today. A Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyck Prints of "The Model Settlement"....

      Shanghai. Kelly & Walsh. 1928. 15pp + 50 striking tipped in plates on an individual leaf each with decorative border and printed caption on opposite leaf. Black and white plate on upper cover. Original paper covered limp boards marked and worn with loss particularly at corners, plain modern cloth spine, Japanese paper repairs on joints. From the library of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong author, artist, historian and collector with a neat pencilled underneath each image. Although the binding is worn and damaged the contents of this copy are very good and clean. 31 X 25cm. The eight page introduction by O.M. Green, editor of the North China Daily News, offers a very interesting picture of the city of Shanghai in the late 1920s. O.M. Green's opinions are interesting and no doubt reflect the thoughts of many others at the time. Certain of the great benefit and superiority of Western ways and Westerner governance he gives only limited recognition to the contribution of the local Chinese people. His text is accompanied by the 50 views which of course are the heart of this book. These striking views of Shanghai through a soft lens include a great many street scenes showing the local inhabitants going about their daily business with the grand buildings of Shanghai featuring in the background. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156709)....

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        WORKS OF SIR THOMAS BROWNE.|THE

      London, England: Faber & Gwyer, 1928. 12mo. full blue stained vellum, spine and front cover gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. xvi, 188, (2); xvi, 316, (2); (x), 367 (1); xii, 129, (3); xxiv, 471 (1); xvi, 439 (1) pages. 6 Volumes. Limited to 210 numbered copies, Volume One signed by the editor on colophon. General preface by the editor at the beginning of Volume One. Each volume with table of contents, preface. and textual notes. Volumes Three, Five, and Six with index. Each volume with frontispiece; some with black and white plates in text. Printed on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Unopened. Spines and covers sunned and faded from blue to white in many places Some corners slightly bumped.

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        The Culture of the Nude in China.

      Berlin: Eigenbrodler-Verlag,, 1928. With 32 original photographs. Quarto. Original japon over flexible boards, yellow silk sewing to the spine, title and illustration in red to front board, red endpapers. With the photographic and decorated dust jacket designed by Perckhammer. 31 black and white photographs by Perckhammer, the 32rd being on the dust jacket. Boards a little bowed, light wear to ends and corners, some faint spotting to boards and to edges, internally sound and clean, an excellent copy with the dust jacket generally somewhat spotted and marked, a little chipped at the ends and with some light rubbing and small closed tears to the edges. First English edition, first printing, deluxe issue printed on japon and bound in flexible illustrated boards instead of plain wraps, with the scarce dust jacket (which carries one of the 32 called for photographs). The title was printed in German in the same year by the same publisher as Edle Nacktheit in China. This is a superior copy of Perckhammer's pioneering photographic study of the Chinese nude, a genre which had not been (at least in the West) heretofore explored for cultural reasons, as the photographer explains in his preface: "To the contemplating European her better known Japanese sister forces her way onto the picture and clouds it to the disadvantage of the Chinese woman. Unjustly! The manifold Japanese art has given us thousands of women's portraits, so that the Japanese woman has been more familiar to us than her Chinese sister... She presents herself, following the custom of her country, in strict concealment of her body, so that her images only permit us to admire face and hands, again in contrast to the Japanese women. Therefore it was my intention to show the Chinese woman as she really is nude. More easily said than done, My purpose was threatened with frustration by the strong sense of shame of this nation of contrasts. In China nudity has never been the object of plastic art as in Greece, Rome, India, not even approaching Egyptian art. Women of rank never bared their bosom in society as in Japan... Pictures of nude women, setting aside the ugly caricatures of the 'Spring pictures' of erotic scenes, simply do not exist in china. Therefore, I believe, I have created something entirely new and of value... It was infinitely difficult to approach the models... only possible after a lengthy acquaintance and searching study of the psychology of these women to bring them to the camera." The subjects were in fact prostitutes from Macao. The photographer Heinz von Perckhammer had served in the Siege of Tsingtao during the First World War, and was a Japanese prisoner of war from 1917-1919. After his release he remained in China and produced two works of photography - one of Peking street scenes, and this the other. This copy also contains, charmingly, an original ink sketch, on tissue paper, of a female nude, apparently in copy of an 18th century Indian artwork (captioned "Indien Ende 18 Jahr").

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        Eine statistische Methode zur Bestimmung einiger Eigenschaften des Atoms und ihre Anwendung auf die Theorie des periodischen Systems der Elemente.

      First edition Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. A fine copy, from the library of Niels Bohr, of Fermi's statistical approach to the determination of atomic structure. The association is particularly appropriate since Bohr had inaugurated the quantum-theoretical approach to atomic structure in 1913. Fermi's approach was developed independently and simultaneously by Llewellyn Thomas, and is now known as the 'Thomas-Fermi model.' The Thomas-Fermi model has found modern applications in many fields through its ability to extract qualitative trends analytically and the ease with which the model can be solved. "During the years 1926-1932 Fermi and his associates did first-class but conventional theoretical physics, within the pattern laid down by the physicists of northern Europe. These were the concluding years of the theory of atomic structure; with the invention of wave mechanics and the relativistic explanation of the electrons' intrinsic angular momentum, the theory as we know it today was completed, and Fermi helped complete the picture. He applied his degenerate gas theory to the electrons in atomic structure, producing [in the present paper] a statistical atomic model, and in 1928 we see him calculating the Rydberg correction to S-terms using this idea" (Enrico Fermi 1901-1954: A Biographical Memoir, National Academy of Sciences, p. 127). From the earliest days of quantum mechanics, it has been clear that one could not hope to solve exactly most of the physically interesting systems, especially those with three or more particles. The Thomas-Fermi model aims to describe the statistical distribution of the electrons in a large atom, rather than the positions and momenta of each individual electron. Although only an approximation, it has proved extremely useful in the study of atoms and molecules, especially for those with large numbers of electrons. In fact, a rigorous analysis by Elliot Lieb and Barry Simon in 1977 showed that the approximation becomes exact in the limit as the atomic number tends to infinity. The model is equally applicable to gravitational problems and electrostatic ones, and so has applications to astrophysical problems such as neutron stars. The best known 'failure' of the Thomas-Fermi model, first proved by Edward Teller in 1962, is that that it predicts that molecules do not bind (the energy of a cluster of several molecules is greater than the sum of the energies of the individual molecules). This 'no binding' property of clusters of atoms was used by Lieb and Walter Thirring in 1975 to prove the 'stability of matter,' in the sense that as the number of particles increases, the total energy decreases only linearly rather than as a higher power of the number of particles, as it would if electrons were bosons rather than fermions. Pp. 73-79 in Zeitschrift für Physik, 48. Band, 1. & 2. Heft. 8vo (228 x 158 mm), pp. 148. Original printed wrappers. From the library of Niels Bohr with his name ('N. Bohr') stamped on upper cover and 'Bohr' signed in pencil in a different hand (Fermi's?).

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        THE LETTERS OF QUEEN VICTORIA, SERIES I AND II 1837-1861 AND 1892-1878

      London: John Murray, 1907 - 1928. Octavo, six volumes, numerous b/w illustrations, fold-out charts. This was a presentation set sent by the publisher, John Murray, to Lionel Cust, director of the National Portrait Gallery and Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures. Volume I of the first series is inscribed to Cust and is signed by both John Murray and his brother A. H. Hallam Murray, and dated 1907, which is when the first series was published. A later autograph letter by John Murray to Lionel Cust, dated 18 January 1928, with his interesting commentary on the series, is laid in. See photographs. The first five volumes bear the armorial bookplate (in two sizes) of Lionel Cust, by Miss C. Helard; all volumes bear the simple bookplate of the Royal Empire Society. The six volumes (three additional volumes were issued a few years later) are offered in "as found" condition: Volume I of the first series has a damaged spine;all spines are somewhat sunned and a few have short tears. Internal perfectly sound and tight, but with numerous light pencil underlinings (erasable, but why would you?) Top edges gilt. Shipping weight about 7.5 kilos.

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        les nuits de Sibérie - La nuit de haschish et d'opium - Nuits aux bouges - Nuits de Noël - Quatre nuits de Provence - Les nuits qui me chantent - La nuit de Jérusalem - La nuit de Fès - Nuits d'Alger - La nuit en mer - La dernière nuit - La nuit du bourreau de soi-même.

      Flammarion. first edition for each of the 12 texts, each time one of 750 numbered copies and reimposed on Rives vellum.The texts are linked 3 by 3, half navy shagreen binders, back smooth decorated with a star and crescent moon planting palladium, first cover boards preserved, preserved some second boardes, all gilded heads, signed bindings Houades. Flammarion Paris 1928-1930 19,5x24cm 12 volumes reliés en 4

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        The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory.

      [Edinburgh: R & R Clark, April 14, 1928. First edition, extremely rare offprint issue, of this fundamental paper introducing Bohr's statement of his 'complementarity' principle, the basis of what became known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics. "From the epistemological point of view, the discovery of the new type of logical relationship that complementarity represents is a major advance that radically changes our whole view of the role and meaning of science. In contrast with the nineteenth-century ideal of a description of the phenomena from which every reference to their observation would be eliminated, we have the much wider and truer prospect of an account of the phenomena in which due regard is paid to the conditions under which they can actually be observed - thereby securing the full objectivity of the description" (DSB). This is the first copy of this offprint we have seen on the market, and there is no copy on OCLC or COPAC. The paper was published essentially simultaneously in German, Danish, English and French. The concept of complementarity started to develop in Bohr's mind during discussions with Heisenberg in Copenhagen early in 1927, when Heisenberg was preparing for publication his famous paper on the uncertainty principle. In fact, the published version of Heisenberg's paper contains a note added in proof which mentions 'recent investigations by Bohr [that] have led to points of view that permit an essential deepening and refinement of the analysis of the quantum mechanical relationship attempted in this work'. "Bohr presented his ideas on complementarity for the first time at an international congress of physics in Como in the fall of 1927, commemorating the centenary of Volta's death. On this occasion, he stressed that in the quantum world, contrary to the classical world, an observation of a system can never be made without disturbing the system. But how can we then know the state of the system? The quantum postulate would seem to imply that the classical distinction between the observer and the observed was no longer tenable. How then would it be possible to obtain objective knowledge? Bohr's reflections on these and related questions led him to introduce the notion of complementarity as denoting the use of complementary but mutually exclusive viewpoints in the description of nature. Two years later, he defined the complementarity principle as 'a new mode of description... in the sense that any given application of classical concepts precludes the simultaneous use of other classical concepts which in a different connection are equally necessary for the elucidation of phenomena'... The wave description and the particle description are complementary and thus in conflict. But Bohr argued that the physicist is still able to account unambiguously for his experiments, for it is he who chooses what to measure and thereby destroys the possibility of the realization of the conflicting aspect... "The complementarity principle became the cornerstone of what was later referred to as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Pauli even stated that quantum mechanics might be called 'complementarity theory', in an analogy with 'relativity theory'. And Peierls later claimed that 'when you refer to the Copenhagen interpretation of the mechanics what you really mean is quantum mechanics' ... by the mid-1930s Bohr had been remarkably successful in establishing the Copenhagen view as the dominant philosophy of quantum mechanics." (H. Kragh, Quantum Generations, 1999, pp. 209-210). 4to (266 x 192 mm), original printed bown wrappers (some very light scuffing and one short closed tear to upper margin), pp. [579] 588-590, offprint from Nature, vol. 121, no. 3050, pp. 580- 590, April 14, 1928. Entirely unrestored.

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        The Complete Novels.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1928. Octavo (205 × 130 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in recent blue crushed morocco, title to spine gilt with gilt raised bands, gilt rules to covers and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown. An excellent copy, internally fresh and attractively bound. First one-volume edition, first impression, attractively bound.

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