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        (Collection of competition designs for the construction of the Palace of the League of Nations, in Geneva)

      Tokyo: (Sankoukai), 1928. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 3/4"). [1] leaf (Text), 2-55 loose leaves (Plates), as issued. Original half blue cloth over decorative paper covered portfolio. String ties. Scarce Japanese portfolio containing 54 plates of photogravures featuring some of the most important competition designs for the construction of the Palace of the League of Nations,* in Geneva.In 1927, an architectural competition was held to choose a design for the following project: "The Palace, whose construction is the object of the competition, is intended to house all the organs of the League of Nations in Geneva. It should be designed in such a way as to allow these organs to work, to preside and to hold discussions, independently and easily in the calm atmosphere which should prevail when dealing with problems of an international dimension." (Subject given by the organizers to the participants)A jury of architects was selected to choose a final design from among 337 entries but was unable to decide on a winner. Ultimately, the five architects behind the leading entries were chosen to collaborate on a final design: Julien Flegenheimer of Switzerland, Camille Lefèvre and Henri-Paul Nénot of France, Carlo Broggi and Giuseppe Vago of Italy. Four of which are featured in the plates. Donations from League members were used for the interior decoration. The Palace of Nations was built between 1929 and 1938, a year before the outbreak of WWII.The designs contained in this portfolio are from the following 47 architects: Henri-Paul Nénot & Julien Flegenheimer; Erich zu Putlitz, Rudolf Klophaus, & August Schoch; Nils Einar Eriksson; Camille Lefèvre; Carlo Broggi, Giuseppe Vaccaro & Luigi Franzi; Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret; Georges Antoine Pierre Albert Labro; Emil Fahrenkamp & Albert Deneke; Giuseppe Vago; Henrikus Theodorus Wijdeveld; Giuseppe Boni & Adamo Boari; René Patouillard-Demoriane; Paul Bonatz & F. E. Scholer; Pierre & Louis Guidetti; Louis H. Boileau & P. Le Bourgeois; Alfred Fischer-Essen & Richard Speidel; Carl Martin Tage William-Olsson; E. van Linge; Hannes Meyer & Hans Witter; A. Laverrière & Ch. Thévenaz; F. G. Lambert, G. Legendre & Jean Camoletti; Marcello Piacentini, Gaetano Rapisardi & Angiolo Mazzoni; J. M. Luthmann & Hendrik Wouda; J. E. P. Hendrickx & J. M. E. De Ligne; Gustaf Birch-Lindgren; Hakon Ahlberg; and Anton Rosen.Each of the architects' designs is represented by two plates. Each plate measures 10 1/4 x 7 1/2", and contains one to two images. Image size varies from 8 x 5 3/4" (one image per plate) to 3 x 6" and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" (two images per plate)Sporadic and minor rubbing to covers and along edges. String ties partly missing. Offsetting and age-toning to text leaf. Text in Japanese, captions in Japanese and French. Portfolio in overall good, interior in good to very good, plates in fine condition. * The League of Nations was an organization founded on January 10, 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. After a number of successes and some early failures in the 1920s, the League ultimately proved incapable of preventing aggression by the Axis powers in the 1930s. Germany withdrew from the League, as did Japan, Italy, Spain, and others. The outbreak of WWII showed that the League had failed its primary purpose, which was to prevent any future world war. The League lasted for 26 years; the United Nations (UN) replaced it after the end of the Second World War on April 20, 1946 and inherited a number of agencies and organizations founded by the League.

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        Avant-Garde Ð Signed Copy: Vatrometi i bajka o Akteonu

      Belgrade, Serbia: Francusko-Srpska Knjizara A. M. Popovic . 1928 - 4¡, 56 pp., [2], original tan wrappers with illustrated cover (Slightly age-toned, paper as usually fragile with tiny chips in the edges of first and last pages, wrappers with repaired small loss of paper in margins, repaired long tear in the back cover, stamp of the previous owner A. M. Popovi_ on the back, otherwise in a good condition). An uncommon Serbian book with poems by Todor Manojlovi_ with the cover design by an Avant-Garde artist Mihailo S. Petrov, a member of Group Oblik. Signed by the author. Todor Manojlovi_ was a famous Serbian dramaturge, writer, poet and professor at the Academy of Belgrade. This book of poems were published in the French-Serbian publishing house in Belgrade. The cover was designed by a Serbian Avant-Garde artist Mihailo S. Petrov (1902-1983) one of Zenir's most active collaborators during its first phase of 1921. He was also working with other avant-garde magazines like Dada Tank and Ut. From 1926 to 1929 he was a member of the Group Oblik. He was the founder of the Graphic Department at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade. The book was signed by Manojlovi_ and dedicated to the actor and drama editor Ivo Rai_ Lonjski (1881-1931). We could only trace five examples in institutions worldwide.

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        SOVIET CINEMA IN 1920s]

      - A collection of rare survivals of the time - small fragile brochures with 'film librettos', actors' biographies, and articles. The 1920s was the decade of the New Economic Policy in the USSR, when a relaxation of state control of some industries gave people a taste of mini-capitalism within the Communist economy. Privately owned movie theaters prospered, and with them, the entire Soviet film industry. But Russians were more attracted to American movies than Soviet productions like the classic 'Battleship Potemkin'. They idolized Hollywood stars, particularly the glamorous couple Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, known respectively as 'Everybody's Hero' and 'America's Sweetheart'. The swashbuckling Fairbanks was a sex symbol, and Pickford helped popularize the modern star system. It reflects the ambivalent Soviet attitude toward Hollywood-a mixture of admiration and repugnance. When Joseph Stalin became dictator, the relative freedom the Soviet film industry enjoyed was taken away. From that point forward, only films that satisfied «the basic demands of the proletarian collective farm mass viewer» would be made. Propaganda, not frivolities like slapstick, was the order of the day. 1) Spartak. Svezhii veter [i.e. Spartacus. A Fresh Wind]. Moscow: Teakinopechat', [1928]. [8] pp.: ill. 13,5x8,5 cm. Without wrappers as issued. Near fine. Vertical crease. The film 'Spartak' was not preserved. It was a silent Soviet drama film based on the historical novel by Raffaello Giovagnoli. Directed by Turkish director Muhsin Ertu?rul. The script was written by the Ukrainian futurist poet Geo Shkurupii. The music score was written by the famous Aram Khachaturyan (later he used it while creating his masterpiece ballet 'Spartacus' (1954)). The film was made in 1926 at the Odessa Film Factory (in 1927 it was named the best film studio in the USSR) of the All-Ukrainian Photo Cinema Administration which was a cinematographic state monopoly that united the entire film industry in Ukraine (1922-1930). The film was first shown in 1926 in Kiev and in 1928 in Moscow. More than 3000 citizens of Odessa was participating in its production. Ilya Il'f mentioned its shooting calling the film «something very ancient Roman». The scandalous story of the production of the 'Spartak' was included in the original version of the novel «The Little Golden Calf» by Il'f and Petrov. 'A Fresh Wind' was a social drama about a victory of fishermen over rich extortionists, and a debut for all its creators: screenwriters M. Zats and S. Reznikov, Ukrainian director Georgy Stabovoi, Soviet cinematographer Daniil Demutsky (1893-1954) who later became one of the greatest Soviet cinematographers, and almost all actors. No copies in USA according to Worldcat. 2) Galkin, N.I. Bol'nye nervy [i.e. Sick Nerves]. [Moscow]: Teakinopechat', [1929]. 15, [1] pp.: ill. 17x13 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Front wrapper is detached, some sunning. Otherwise very good. A very interesting brochure on even more interesting agitfilm called Sick Nerves, directed by Noi Galkin. It came out in 1928, and was pretty long for that time - 59 minutes. The second title of the film was Neurasthenia. In the brochure the film called science but it's a feature film that was supposed to show using expressive methods phenomenons of a city life leading to neuroses, how nerves work, how to live properly so to avoid such problems. The brochure is dedicated to explain the subject of neurotic diseases. «We can't live and work. On the example of the main hero of the film - the responsible worker Baturin - we see conditions which helping the development of neurotic disease. Baturin is very dedicated to his work and he doesn't regulate his work contributing too much and participating in many meetings, commissions without a rest or a break. From here goes scandals at work and at home, desperation and disbelief in his own powers». No copies in USA according to Worldcat. 3) Spid. Papashin synok [i.e. Speed. The P [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        USA 1927

      Paris, Argenteuil press de Coulouma 1928 - 16.5x1.3x12.5 cm USA 1927. Album de photographies lyrique. Première édition tirée à 650 exemplaires. Sur papier Vélin, comprenant 18 illustrations de Pierre Legrain. Tiré de la collection "Plaisir de Bibliophile", et initialement reservé aux abonnés du magasine "Plaisirs de Bibliophile". Langue: français. Couverture écrite au crayon de papier. Un livre dans des conditions parfaites et non-coupé. USA 1927. Album de photographies lyrique.First edition of650 copies on Velin paper, including 18 illustrations by Pierre Legrain. From the "Plaisir de Bibliophile" series, and originally reserved to the subscribers of the review "Plaisirs de Bibliophile". Language: french. Pencil written cover. Perfect conditions. Uncut. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Contemporaneos - Rivista Mexicana de Cultura. [ Editores: Bernardo J. Gastelum, Jamie Torres Bodet, B. Ortiz de Montellano, Enrique Gonzalez Rojo].

      [Incompleta colección. 5 volúmenes de los cuales II - III - IV - VIII - XI]. 15,5 cm x 22,5 cm. Secundo volumen: 415 páginas Tercero volumen: 280 páginas Cuarto volumen: 358 páginas Undécimo volumen: 293 páginas. Hardcover / Original tapa dura en funda protectora de mylar. Muy buen estado con sólo signos menores de desgaste externo. Los Contemporáneos es el nombre de un grupo de jóvenes intelectuales mexicanos, agrupados en torno a la revista Contemporáneos, que se encargaron de difundir muchas de las innovaciones del arte y la cultura en la sociedad mexicana de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El grupo tomó el nombre de la revista, cuya publicación comenzó en 1928. Realmente no existió un programa definido o un manifiesto generacional, aunque sí era evidente que todos aquellos que publicaron en la revista compartían un afán por modernizar no sólo la literatura, sino una buena parte de los aspectos más significativos de la cultura. Tuvieron muchas influencias extranjeras que se proyectaban en sus obras, sobre todo de la literatura europea y estadounidense. Se dedicaron también al teatro y a la promoción cultural. Uno de los miembros destacados fue Antonieta Rivas Mercado, quien además fue su mecenas. En cierto modo eran opositores del estridentismo. (Wikipedia) (Sprache: Espagnol)

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        Epipsychidion

      Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1928. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum, spine lettered in gilt. Very good. 38 pages. 29 x 20 cm. Limited edition, one of 220 copies printed on vellum paper with the original types of Giambattista Bodoni. Verses Addressed To The Noble and Unfortunate Lady Emilio V____, This work was inspired by Shelley's meeting, at the end of October 1820 when the author had moved back to Pisa, the beautiful, young Teresa Viviani (1801--1836), who was being kept in a convent awaiting the outcome of marriage arrangements in which she played little part. But it also reflects the difficulties he was facing in his second marriage to Mary Godwin, and looks back to the desolation the poet faced after the suicide of his first wife Harriet Westbrook. Covers slightly splayed, bookplate, covers and interior fresh and clean.

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        Manhattan New York City Calssified Telephone Directory Donnelley's Red Book Winter 1928-29

      THE REUBEN H. DONNELLY CORP, NEW YORK 1928 - pages and cover age toned, shelf worn DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: 968 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abd-er-Rhaman in Paradise.

      Waltham St Lawrence, Berks: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1928. Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed patterned boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Wood-engraved frontispiece, similar vignettes to title page and colophon leaf and 2 full-page plates with tissue guards, all by Paul Nash. Front board lightly bowed, extremities negligibly rubbed, spotting to tissue guards. A very good copy in the bright dust jacket. First edition in English, this copy number 381 of 400 copies printed, a characteristically handsome Golden Cockerel production. Abd-er-Rhaman in Paradise was first published in French under the title Les Deux Paradis d'Abd-er-Rhaman (1887), this English translation by Brian Rhys.

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        Pybrac. Quatrains ornés de trente et une illustrations par une artiste inconnu |[d.i. Vertès.]|

      A Narbonne [d.i. Paris], Pour les soeurs des ursulines, ohne Jahr [1928.] - Gr.8°. 87 S. und |20 Tafeln mit kolorierten Orig.-Radierungen sowie 11 weiteren im Text|. Rotes HLeder auf 4 Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitel. Die Orig.-Broschur mit eingebunden. Das seltene Werk ist illustriert mit |31 Radierungen|, in zarten Farben von Hand |koloriert|. Davon finden sich 11 im Text und 20 ganzseitig auf Tafeln. Eins von 165 numerierten Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 225) einer "Édition strictement privée, publiée pour les amis de Pierre Louys." Die erotische, teils witzige Phantasie des Künstlers und sein leichter Strich erheben dieses Werk zu einem in der Tat delikaten und seltenen Erotikon. Mod. Exlibris. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Vokaer 20. Drouot, P. Louys, 110. Dutel 2281. ------------- [Vertès.] Louÿs, Pierre. Pybrac. Quatrains ornés de trente et une illustrations par une artiste inconnu [i.e. Vertès.] A Narbonne [i.e. Paris], Pour les soeurs des ursulines, no date [1928.] Large 8vo. 87 pp. and 20 plates with coloured etchings and annother 11 etchings in the text. Half leather with 5 raised bands and gilt printed title on spine. Original wrappers preserved. All 31 etchings coloured by hand. One of 165 numbered copies (of 225), privately edited for "the friends of Pierre Louys" ["Édition strictement privée, publiée pour les amis de Pierre Louys."] The artist Vertès is not mentioned. His erotic and humerous fantasy, carried out in a reduced style, make this work one of the outstanding pieces of erotica. Fine copy. Vokaer 20. Drouot, P. Louys, 110. Dutel 2281. --------------- [Vertès.] Louÿs, Pierre. Pybrac. Quatrains ornés de trente et une illustrations par un artiste inconnu [i.e. Vertès.] A Narbonne [i.e. Paris], Pour les soeurs des ursulines, sans date [1928.] Grand in-8°. 87 pp. et 20 planches avec pointes-sêches coloriées ainsi que 11 pointes-sêches in-texte. Demi-cuir sur 5 nerfs, dos avec titre en lettres dorées. Couverture originale conservée. Un des 165 exemplaires numérotés (au total 225) de cet « édition strictement privée, publiée pour les amis de Pierre Louys ». L'artiste n'est pas mentionné. Les 31 pointes-sêches ont toutes été coloriées délicatement à la main. L'imagination érotique de Vertès, son humour et son style artistique réduit font de cet ouvrage un véritable chef-d'oeuvre d'artiste. Très bon état. Vokaer 20. Drouot, P. Louys, 110. Dutel 2281. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bollettino del Comune di Bologna.

      Bologna, 1928, A. XIV, fascicoli n. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 = 1929, A. XVI, fascicoli n. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 = 1930, A. XVII, fascicoli n. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 = 1931, A. XVIII, fascicoli n. 1/12 (annata completa) = 1932, A. XIX, fascicoli n. 1, 2, 7, 9 = 1933, A. XX, fascicoli n. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 = 1934, A. XXI, fascicoli n. 1/12 (annata completa) = 1935, A. XXI, fascicoli n. 1/12 (annata completa) = 1936, A. XXIII, fascicoli n. 1/2, 7/8. Tutti i 76 fascicoli di oltre 100 pp. cad. con pubblicità locali, architettura razionale (e, meno, non) Il periodo d'oro di una bella rivista con numerosissimi e quaiitativamente rilevanti lavori di storia.

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        Le frère-de-la-côte

      Nrf 1928 - - Nrf, Paris 1928, 16,5x21,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 109 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé pur fil Lafuma-Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Dos légèrement insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition in French, one of 109 numbered copies on vergé pur fil paper Lafuma-Navarre and re-imposed in Tellière quarto, the tirage de tête. Spine slightly sunned, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Portrait postcard signed.

      Vienna, 1928. - 8vo. 1 p. Pretty sepia-toned portrait in her stage costume.

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        Cent Ans ou Quelques Reflexions

      1928 - Deluxe Ltd.Edition copy #87Featuring (42)pgs of Vintage Hermes Carriage Trade Product.

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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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        [SOVIET CINEMA IN 1920s]

      A collection of rare survivals of the time - small fragile brochures with 'film librettos', actors' biographies, and articles. The 1920s was the decade of the New Economic Policy in the USSR, when a relaxation of state control of some industries gave people a taste of mini-capitalism within the Communist economy. Privately owned movie theaters prospered, and with them, the entire Soviet film industry. But Russians were more attracted to American movies than Soviet productions like the classic 'Battleship Potemkin'. They idolized Hollywood stars, particularly the glamorous couple Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, known respectively as 'Everybody's Hero' and 'America's Sweetheart'. The swashbuckling Fairbanks was a sex symbol, and Pickford helped popularize the modern star system. It reflects the ambivalent Soviet attitude toward Hollywood-a mixture of admiration and repugnance. When Joseph Stalin became dictator, the relative freedom the Soviet film industry enjoyed was taken away. From that point forward, only films that satisfied «the basic demands of the proletarian collective farm mass viewer» would be made. Propaganda, not frivolities like slapstick, was the order of the day. 1) Spartak. Svezhii veter [i.e. Spartacus. A Fresh Wind]. Moscow: Teakinopechat', [1928]. [8] pp.: ill. 13,5x8,5 cm. Without wrappers as issued. Near fine. Vertical crease. The film 'Spartak' was not preserved. It was a silent Soviet drama film based on the historical novel by Raffaello Giovagnoli. Directed by Turkish director Muhsin Ertuğrul. The script was written by the Ukrainian futurist poet Geo Shkurupii. The music score was written by the famous Aram Khachaturyan (later he used it while creating his masterpiece ballet 'Spartacus' (1954)). The film was made in 1926 at the Odessa Film Factory (in 1927 it was named the best film studio in the USSR) of the All-Ukrainian Photo Cinema Administration which was a cinematographic state monopoly that united the entire film industry in Ukraine (1922-1930). The film was first shown in 1926 in Kiev and in 1928 in Moscow. More than 3000 citizens of Odessa was participating in its production. Ilya Il'f mentioned its shooting calling the film «something very ancient Roman». The scandalous story of the production of the 'Spartak' was included in the original version of the novel «The Little Golden Calf» by Il'f and Petrov. 'A Fresh Wind' was a social drama about a victory of fishermen over rich extortionists, and a debut for all its creators: screenwriters M. Zats and S. Reznikov, Ukrainian director Georgy Stabovoi, Soviet cinematographer Daniil Demutsky (1893-1954) who later became one of the greatest Soviet cinematographers, and almost all actors. No copies in USA according to Worldcat. 2) Galkin, N.I. Bol'nye nervy [i.e. Sick Nerves]. [Moscow]: Teakinopechat', [1929]. 15, [1] pp.: ill. 17x13 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Front wrapper is detached, some sunning. Otherwise very good. A very interesting brochure on even more interesting agitfilm called Sick Nerves, directed by Noi Galkin. It came out in 1928, and was pretty long for that time - 59 minutes. The second title of the film was Neurasthenia. In the brochure the film called science but it's a feature film that was supposed to show using expressive methods phenomenons of a city life leading to neuroses, how nerves work, how to live properly so to avoid such problems. The brochure is dedicated to explain the subject of neurotic diseases. «We can't live and work. On the example of the main hero of the film - the responsible worker Baturin - we see conditions which helping the development of neurotic disease. Baturin is very dedicated to his work and he doesn't regulate his work contributing too much and participating in many meetings, commissions without a rest or a break. From here goes scandals at work and at home, desperation and disbelief in his own powers». No copies in USA according to Worldcat. 3) Spid. Papashin synok [i.e. Speed. The Prince of Pep]. [Moscow: Kinopechat', 1928]. 8 pp.: ill. 13,5x9 cm. Issued without wrappers. Near fine. Small tear of p.1 and few spots. A small brochure on two American movies. 'Speed' is a 1922 American action film serial directed by George B. Seitz. The story is a typically convoluted serial plot. 'The Prince of Pep' is a 1925 silent film western directed by Jack Nelson and starring Richard Talmadge. No copies in USA according to Worldcat. 4) Stel'makh, P. Deputat Baltiki [i.e. Baltic Deputy]. [Leningrad]: tip. Len. pravdy, [1937]. 15 pp.: ill. 14,5x11,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Near fine. One more example of Soviet film propaganda. Baltic Deputy is a Soviet feature film made in 1936 at Leningrad Film Studio (the oldest Russian studio) by Alexander Zarkhi and Josef Kheifits. The action of the film is taking place in Petrograd of 1917 during the Revolution. While students involved in politics, many professors and scientists are cautious towards the new government. But the main character Dmitry Polezhaev accepted the Revolution and started to teach Baltic Bolshevik sailors (later he becomes the 'Baltic deputy'). The prototype of the professor became the legendary Russian scientist K.A. Timiryazev (1843-1920). Timiryazev was one of the few outstanding Russian scientists who openly supported the Soviet regime. Despite the agitation nature of the film it was awarded grand prix at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris (1937) and brass medal at the Venice Film Festival (1946). The brochure includes a narration of the film and two pages of directors' view. Worldcat locates no copies. 5) Korolevich, V. Nata Vachnadze. 2nd edition. Moscow: Kinopechat', 1926. 16 pp.: ill., port. 14,5x11,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Loss of the small corner of 3 leaves including rear wrapper, some rubbings. Otherwise very good. Very rare. A short brochure about Natalia «Nato» Vachnadze (1904-1953) who was a Georgian film actress. She started her career in the silent film era, usually playing the screen character of an Ingénue, an innocent and passionate young woman. She continued to work as an actress during the sound era until her death in a plane crash in 1953. One of the first film stars of the Soviet Union she received numerous honors. Vachnadze was - together with her male colleague Igor Ilyinsky - one of the first film stars of the young Soviet Union, and was sometimes called the Soviet Vera Kholodnaya, after the first film star of the Russian empire, Vera Kholodnaya. Worldcat locates 2 copies in USA (Stanford and Harvard University). 6) Korolevich, V.V. Malinovskaya. Moscow: Kinopechat', 1927. 16 pp.: ill. 15x11,5 cm. In original wrappers. The rear wrapper is lost, faded owner's ink stamp on p.9. Otherwise near fine. Very rare. A short brochure about Soviet actress Vera Malinovskaya (1900-1988). She debuted in 1924 in a film «To Everyone's Joy» where she had a small part. But already next year she was casted in a successful 'The Stationmaster' based on Pushkin's novel. It made her famous. In 1927, after her return from Soviet Russia, Mary Pickford gave a lengthy interview in which she had such a passage: «In Russia, I met a charming young Russian «star» - a tall girl with long blond hair - she was the heroine of the best picture I've seen there, «The Stationmaster». It is possible that she will come to America with my and Douglas' assistance. Needless to say how much she wants it.» And then talking about her journey to Moscow the great American once again recalls Malinovskaya: «Five or six actors came to meet us in Minsk, including the «star» that I just mentioned in a simple chiffon dress. It looked as if it was not less than four years old but it was cleaned and repaired.» Worldcat locates 4 copies in USA (Harvard, MOMA, Stanford and University of North Carolina). 7) Ardi, Y.K. Chechiotka [i.e. Tap Dance]. Moscow: Kinopechat', 1927. 14, [2] pp.: ill. 15x11,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Some soiling, carefull restoration of the title and last page, otherwise very good. One of 5000 copies. A small brochure on a tap dance in a beautiful, very 'twenties' cover. Amazing how Soviet propaganda worked during that era! In this brochure tap dance is called bourgeois dance through which dominant class is trying to distract masses from their fight against the dominance of the upper class. But at the same time author thinks that we need 'purified version' of tap dance which brings back simple 'sailor's dances' and displaces gloss of alien charleston and foxtrot (which were popular in 1920s). Still it carries some valid information on tap dance in America and Europe, and its appearance in Soviet Russia. With black and white photographs of tap dancers. Worldcat locates a copy in Harvard. 8) Meri Pikford i Duglas Ferbenks v SSSR [i.e. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in USSR]. Moscow: Kinopechat', 1926. 31 pp.: ill., port. 16,5x13 cm. In original photomontage wrappers by K. Vialov. Some rubbing and restoration of wrappers, Soviet bookshop's stamp on the back wrapper, the side margin of p.15 is cut off (no damage to the text). This are the notes by N.M Yakovlev made by him when Hollywood couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were in USSR. It is known that they were in USSR but it is less known that they appeared in a 1927 film made and set in Stalin-era USSR. Pickford never knew they were in the film until many years later. Her final scene, in which she embraces and kisses the Soviet leading man, actually lends the movie its title: A Kiss From Mary Pickford. Fairbanks and Pickford, who both admired Battleship Potemkin, toured the Soviet Union in 1926 while on vacation. A director named Sergei Komarov appeared with a newsreel crew and followed the couple around, recording the trip on film. Fans mobbed the superstars wherever they went. At Mezhrapom Film Studios, Pickford embraced and planted a kiss on actor Igor Ilyinski as part of a photo op. Komarov captured it all on camera. And then he decided to build a full-length feature around this shot. Komarov actually intended A Kiss From Mary Pickford as a critique of Soviet moviegoers' hysterical adulation of Hollywood stars. It was called 'Americanitis' by Komarov's mentor, Lev Kuleshov, who ironically was an admirer of director D.W. Griffiths and Charlie Chaplin. Potselui Meri Pikford was itself influenced by the racy pace of American slapstick comedies. With the presence of Fairbanks and Pickford, it inadvertently glorified 'Americanitis' even more. Douglas Fairbanks died without ever knowing he starred in a Soviet movie. Mary Pickford was reportedly informed about it in the late 1940s. Worldcat locates copies at Yale University Library, Amherst College Library, University of North Carolina. 9) Gekht, S.G. Bester Kiton [i.e. Buster Keaton]. Moscow: Kinopechat', 1926. 14, [2] pp.: port. 15x11,5 cm. In original photomontage wrappers by K. Vyalov but from the different edition (Abramov, A.N. Duglas Ferbenks [i.e. Douglas Fairbanks]. Moscow: Kinopechat', 1926). The title page from Fairbanks' edition is attached instead of p.3-4, a square piece of p.7 (Keaton's photo, 4,5x3,5 cm) is cut out, light restoration around a staple (p.8). A short brochure on American actor Buster Keaton who was admired by general public and critics in USSR like everything else from Hollywood in 1920s. Wrappers designed by Piotr Galadzhiev (1900-1971), Soviet actor, set designer and artist who besides participating in theatre productions was also an illustrator for a few film magazines. Worldcat locates copy at Yale University Library. 10) Arnoldi, E.M. Pod razvesistoi kliukvoi [i.e. Under Spreading Cranberries]. Moscow: teakinopechat', 1928. 28, [4] pp.: ill. 16x11 cm. In original illustrated wrappers by A. Ushin. Rubbed front cover, reattached title page with some spots, careful restoration of some pages. Otherwise very good. A very interesting ironic edition on what interests foreigners in Soviet Russia (mostly old pre-Revolutionary Russia) and foreign films on Russian themes like 'The Volga Boatman' (1926), 'The Eagle' (1925), 'The Queen of Spades', 'Love' (1927). The author criticizes and laughs how Russia is viewed abroad like an exotic lagging country: «As for us it's difficult to imagine American deserts without indians, cowboys on mustangs and shooting from a huge Smith-Wesson, so for Americans Russia seems most of all an exotic country with strange things up to spreading cranberries and barbarian dish - samovar. But not only it is difficult to imagine but unwanted. It's not interesting to imagine people from a distant exotic country wearing jackets, women wearing short skirts and hats. Another thing - kokoshniks, spacious mantles like cassocks, Boyar hats, sarafans...» No copies according to Worldcat.

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        Scotland's Gift : Golf. Reminiscences by Charles Blair Macdonald 1872-1927

      Chalres Scribner's Sons 1928, New York and London - Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 195 of an edition limited to 260 copies signed by the author. Also with an inscription on the limitation leaf to 'a promising young golfer.' xii, 340 pp. Original half parchment over red paper-covered boards. Black leather title label to spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Boards edgeworn and marked. Internally very clean and fresh. Colour frontis portrait tipped-in. Five additional tissue-guarded colour plates. Numerous full-page and in-text photo-lithographic illustrations. Folding colour map at rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Argonaut Manuscript Limited Edition of Frank Norris' Works

      Doubleday, Doran and Co., Garden City 1928 - Lovely set, very near fine or fine. 10 volumes. Gravure frontispiece from photograph by Arnold Genthe. 21.5x14.5 cm. (8½x5¾"), full gray-brown levant morocco tooled in gilt on the covers and spines, raised bands, red levant morocco doublures tooled in gilt, moiré silk free endleaves on morocco hinges, top edges gilt -- an exceptionally well-bound set in beautiful condition (see photos). Period armorial bookplate of the original owner on the front flyleaves following the silk endleaves. No. 5 of 245 sets of the Argonaut Manuscript Edition. With original sheet of ink manuscript by Frank Norris from McTeague, inserted in front of Vol. I (The Octopus). It is a 16x10" sheet of paper which folds, and has the original ink smears and fingerprints of the author. This is deluxe binding and rare in this condition -- spines just naturally a touch more golden brown than the gray-brown morocco boards. No flaking or chips to the leather, not a single scratch, crack, or corner bump. Board joints flexible and not at all creaky. No tears, no chips, no splits, no flakey dryness, an altogether wonderfully preserved set of this important Progessive-era writer. The set consists of the author's complete works, including The Octopus, The Pit, McTeague, etc., with introductions by H.L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser, Christopher Morley, et al. Volume 10 represents the first edition of previously uncollected articles and stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Satyagraha in South Africa

      S. Ganesan, 1928, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First English Language Edition. 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.

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        LUCY LOCKET THE DOLL WITH THE POCKET

      - VOLLAND. (RAE,JOHN) LUCY LOCKET THE DOLL WITH THE POCKET written and illustrated by John Rae. Minneapolis: Gordon Volland (1928). 8vo (6 1/2 x 8 1/2"), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL BOX. Stated 1st printing. A wonderful about the adventures of an old-fashioned doll, beautifully illustrated with wonderful color illustrations and silhouettes by Rae. An outstanding copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gruesome Cargoes

      Selwyn and Blount London 1928 - Second Printing, same month as first (and presumably first issue dustjacket). Fourth volume in the "Not at Night" anthology series. Includes horror stories by Edmund Snell, Anthony Wharton, Lockhart North, Rupert Grayson, Oscar Cook, Flavia Richardson (C. C. Thomson), Dora Christie-Murray, Harold Markham, Harry De Windt, Dagney Major, H. Thomson, Benge Atlee, L. Oulton, Francis Beeding, A.W. Rawlinson. Near Fine in almost Near Fine dustjacket, couple of tiny nicks, coin sized light stain at rear panel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Argonaut Manuscript Limited Edition of Frank Norris' Works

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Lovely set, very near fine or fine. 10 volumes. Gravure frontispiece from photograph by Arnold Genthe. 21.5x14.5 cm. (8½x5¾"), full gray-brown levant morocco tooled in gilt on the covers and spines, raised bands, red levant morocco doublures tooled in gilt, moiré silk free endleaves on morocco hinges, top edges gilt -- an exceptionally well-bound set in beautiful condition (see photos). Period armorial bookplate of the original owner on the front flyleaves following the silk endleaves. No. 5 of 245 sets of the Argonaut Manuscript Edition. With original sheet of ink manuscript by Frank Norris from McTeague, inserted in front of Vol. I (The Octopus). It is a 16x10" sheet of paper which folds, and has the original ink smears and fingerprints of the author. This is deluxe binding and rare in this condition -- spines just naturally a touch more golden brown than the gray-brown morocco boards. No flaking or chips to the leather, not a single scratch, crack, or corner bump. Board joints flexible and not at all creaky. No tears, no chips, no splits, no flakey dryness, an altogether wonderfully preserved set of this important Progessive-era writer. The set consists of the author's complete works, including The Octopus, The Pit, McTeague, etc., with introductions by H.L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser, Christopher Morley, et al. Volume 10 represents the first edition of previously uncollected articles and stories.

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        Genève ou Moscou

      - Nrf, Paris 1928, 17x22cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 109 esemplari numerati su Lafuma Navarra e ripristinata nel quarto formato di carta protocollo, testina di stampa. Bellissimo esemplare nonostante piccoli morsi marginali. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 109 exemplaires numérotés sur Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire malgré d'infimes piqûres marginales.

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      8vo. 365pp. Light brown boards with cream paper label to spine and a black phoenix motif to front board. Tan coloured slipcase. Signed by Lawrence to limitation page.

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        Art Deco advertising poster - Cognac Sorin, 1928.

      A TOAST TO THE STARS?Cognac Sorin?. Lithography made by J. Spring, published by Vercasson in Paris, January 1928. Signed in the print on the lower right. Size (image): approx. 151 x 109 cm.The artist follows the new design for advertising posters that started at the beginning of the 20th century with Leonetto Cappiello: one catchy theme, joyful, with exuberant colors, a striking image that you understand in a fraction of a second and never forget.The pierrot raises his glass to the stars against that shine against a deep blue sky. The golden yellow returns in the glass and the brand name and emphasizes the special character of this cognac.Price: ?2.150,-.

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        Contemporaneos - Rivista Mexicana de Cultura. [ Editores: Bernardo J. Gastelum, Jamie Torres Bodet, B. Ortiz de Montellano, Enrique Gonzalez Rojo].

      Mexico: Contemporaneos Mexico. Muy buen estado con sólo signos menores de desgaste externo.. [Incompleta colección. 5 volúmenes de los cuales II - III - IV - VIII - XI]. Mexico, Contemporaneos Mexico, 1928 / 1931. 15,5 cm x 22,5 cm. Secundo volumen: 415 páginas; Tercero volumen: 280 páginas; Cuarto volumen: 358 páginas; Undécimo volumen: 293 páginas. Hardcover / Original tapa dura en funda protectora de mylar. Muy buen estado con sólo signos menores de desgaste externo. Los Contemporáneos es el nombre de un grupo de jóvenes intelectuales mexicanos, agrupados en torno a la revista Contemporáneos, que se encargaron de difundir muchas de las innovaciones del arte y la cultura en la sociedad mexicana de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El grupo tomó el nombre de la revista, cuya publicación comenzó en 1928. Realmente no existió un programa definido o un manifiesto generacional, aunque sí era evidente que todos aquellos que publicaron en la revista compartían un afán por modernizar no sólo la literatura, sino una buena parte de los aspectos más significativos de la cultura. Tuvieron muchas influencias extranjeras que se proyectaban en sus obras, sobre todo de la literatura europea y estadounidense. Se dedicaron también al teatro y a la promoción cultural. Uno de los miembros destacados fue Antonieta Rivas Mercado, quien además fue su mecenas. En cierto modo eran opositores del estridentismo. (Wikipedia)

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        Bishop's Wife

      1928. First Edition . NATHAN, Robert. The BishopÂ’s Wife. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1928). Octavo, original yellow cloth, graphic endpapers, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition of NathanÂ’s whimsical tale, basis for the 1947 Oscar-winning film of the same name starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young, and the 1996 film, The PreacherÂ’s Wife, starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, scarce in original dust jacket.Robert NathanÂ’s The BishopÂ’s Wife was immediately praised on publication in 1928 as “idyllic”—the work of a writer much loved for “tender, subtle” works always infused with a gentle whimsy and light irony, including the equally popular Portrait of Jennie (1940). In The BishopÂ’s Wife, NathanÂ’s portrayal of the relation between Dr. Michael (an angel), the BishopÂ’s wife, and Juliet, the young daughter, is especially “tender, his most beautiful writing” (New York Times). The novel was adapted to the screen in the 1947 Oscar-winning film of the same name, starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young, and again in 1996 as The PreacherÂ’s Wife, starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Book fine, scarce dust jacket bright and lovely with vertical crease to spine panel, a bit of rubbing. A beautiful copy.

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        CINQUANTE MILLE DOLLARS (FIFTY GRAND) - COPY NO.1

      Paris: Gallimard, 1928. First French Edition. First Printing, limited issue, one of 100 copies bound for the Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Français, numbered in Roman numerals from I to C, this being copy no.I. Octavo (18.75cm); printed wrappers; original glassine overlay; 226,[6]pp. With a presentation inscription from the translator (in ink) on the front endpaper: "A M. Louis Daniel Hirsch / en témoignage et sympathie / Ott de Weymer." Mild toning to spine and front wrapper extremities, with small, faint stain to upper margin of front wrapper; clean throughout, with pages unopened; Near Fine, in a lightly toned and edgeworn glassine. The first of Hemingway's books published in French, collecting the title story and five others: "Mon vieux," " L'Invincible," "Le Champion," "Le village indien," and "Les Tueurs." A distinguished copy, inscribed by the translator to Louis Daniel Hirsch, author and Director of Sales at Gallimard between 1922-1974. Likely the first Hemingway book translated into any language, and a title with no English-language equivalent. Hanneman D69.

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        Fairy Garland

      1928. First Edition . Signed. DULAC, Edmund. A Fairy Garland Being Fairy Tales from the Old French. London and New York: Cassell and Charles Scribner's Sons, (1928). Quarto, original half vellum gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. $1700.Signed limited first edition, number 510 of only 1000 copies signed by Dulac, wonderfully illustrated with 12 full-page color plates by him.Dulac was ""one of the central illustrators of the Edwardian period, a time when fantasy illustration reached a peak of sophisticationÂ… Though Dulac shared [contemporary illustrator Arthur] Rackham's exuberant capacity to create intricately peopled fantasy landscapes, his work was more painterly, and he had an unmatched knowledge of how to use book-production technology to gain expressive color effects"" (Clute & Grant, 300). In this volume, Dulac illustrates, in a dozen beautiful color plates, eight fairy tales by Charles Perrault (including Puss in Boots), Mme. d'Aulnoy and Count Anthony Hamilton. Hughey 74. Vellum spine much brighter and cleaner than often found. A lovely copy in about-fine condition.

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        Vibrations réminiscences. Préface de Camille Mauclair.

      aux dépens de l’auteur, imprimerie Georges Petit,, Paris, 1928 - Orné de 22 puissantes eaux-fortes originales d’Yvonne Ripa de Roveredo. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du Japon nacré. Un des 90 exemplaires (n° 24) signés par l’artiste. Envoi autographe signé de l’auteur « à Lisette, son amie de Jadis, d’aujourd’hui et de toujours » sur la page de faux-titre. Livres Étui en partie cassé, sinon bel exemplaire. Ouvrage en feuilles, couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui ornés. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Heimweh. Gedichte.

      Berlin / Wien / Leipzig Paul Zsolnay Verlag 1928. - Gewicht in Gramm: 900 199 (8) S. Hellbraunes Orig.Leinen mit goldfarben geprägtem Einband- und Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe, gutes Exemplar. 18 x 11 cm. 4-zeilige Bleistiftwidmung an Wyneken (Gustav ??). Beiliegend masch.schriftl. Typoskript des Gedichtes "Grüss mir mein kleines Mädchen" (gedruckt ??), 17 Zeilen auf gefaltetem Durchschlagpapier. ( ZUZÜGLICH VERSANDKOSTEN )

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        Pervaia Vsesoiuznaia spartakiada, Moskva, 1928 i Zimniaia Rabochaia spartakiada, Oslo

      1928. MIKHELS, Vsevolod Filippov, N. SHEBUEV, and Avenir CHERNOMORDIK. Pervaia Vsesoiuznaia spartakiada, Moskva, 1928 i Zimniaia Rabochaia spartakiada, Oslo. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with photomontages. Oblong folio, 225 x 300 mm, bound in publisher's blue cloth.Moscow: "Fizkul'tura i sport," 1928. |~||~||~||~| A wonderfully imaginative piece of Constructivist book design which appears to have been strongly influenced by Paspa's celebrated 1926 book ABECEDA. As with most Russian books from between the Wars, copies are scarce; OCLC lists only the Getty and New York Public Library.

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        Drums

      1928. Signed. BOYD, James. Drums. With Pictures by N.C. Wyeth. New York: Charles ScribnerÂ’s Sons, (1928). Thick octavo, original orange cloth, mounted cover illustration, pictorial endpapers; housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.Limited first edition with N.C. WyethÂ’s illustrations, number 421 of only 525 copies signed by both Boyd and Wyeth, with an illustrated title page, seven pages of facsimile manuscript correspondence between illustrator and author, 14 full-page color plates, and 47 in-text pen-and-ink linecuts.James Boyd served in World War I and brought his experiences as a soldier to his two major novels: his first novel, Drums, set during the Revolution, and Marching On, about the Civil War. “Having established his reputation providing illustrations for magazines and advertising material, Wyeth achieved his breakthrough into book illustration when he was asked to illustrate Robert Louis StevensonÂ’s Treasure Island (1911) for the series ‘ScribnerÂ’s Illustrated Classics for Younger ReadersÂ… Among the total of 16 novels he illustrated for Scribner were several modern novels, including James BoydÂ’s Drums (1928)” (Dalby, 44). First published in 1925 without WyethÂ’s illustrations. Without scarce glassine dust jacket or publisherÂ’s box. Allen & Allen, 198-9. A fine signed copy.

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        Cocktails by "Jimmy" Late of Ciro's London

      New York: David McKay Company. Hardcover. B00SQ45VL0 96 pages. 6-3/4 by 4-1/2 inches. Undated but the Chanticleer Society suggests a printing date of 1928. Documents 251 drinks from Absinthe to Zaza. "This in short, is a work dedicated to the simplification of serious and scientific drinking." - from Preface. Includes eight pages of toasts at back. Heavy wear to red front board and backstrip. Binding intact. Unmarked. A worthy copy of this wonderful vintage cocktail reference. . Fair. 1928. First Edition.

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        SÄNGERSCHATZ - 12 BERÜHMTE LIEDER FÜR EINE TIEFE MÄNNERSTIMME (Baryton oder Bass) - Mit Klavierbegleitung. (S 9460). Spielmannslied, 500000 Teufel, Grab auf der Halde, Das Pfäfflein u.a.

      Schlesinger sche Buch- und Musikhandlung (Robert Lienau), Wien, C. Haslinger Ohne Jahresangabe (1928), Bln., Wien, - Obrsch., 35 Seiten, 24 x 32 cm, Einband berieben, etwas fleckig und mit Knicken in den Ecken, Ecken und Kapitale bestoßen, Eigentümervermerk auf Titelblatt, Seiten gebräunt,

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        Festival Prayers

      1928. First Edition . SCHLESINGER, Jos. The Festival Prayers According to the Ritual of the German and Polish Jews with the Original Translation of the Late David Levi. Vienna: Jos. Schlesinger, 1928. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full polished brown sheep gilt, tab and loop closures, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, original boxes. $2200.Beautiful edition of Viennese publisher Joseph Schlesinger's dual-language prayers for the Jewish holy days, using David Levi's famous translation from the Ashkenazi tradition, beautifully bound in full sheep-gilt.This lovely gift edition of David Levi's translation of the festival prayers is handsomely bound by Viennese Jewish publisher Joseph Schlesinger in full padded sheep with gilt embellishment on the spine and covers and with decorative tab closures. David Levi was arguably the most important Jewish scholar of his age. He was ""born in London to poor immigrant parents who could not afford to educate him. With the distant help of his grandfather in Poland he learned Hebrew while workingÂ… He read voraciously in Jewish literature from ancient times to the present, as well as in Christian writings about Judaism and about the Bible. Seeing how little both Jews and Christians in England really knew about Judaism—its history, beliefs, and practices—and seeing inroads of Enlightenment scepticism emanating from the writings of Voltaire, David Hume, Tom Paine, and others affecting the Jewish community, Levi took upon himself the lifelong role of expositor and defender of his faith. Since the Jews in England did not know enough Hebrew, Levi wrote for them exclusively in English"" (DNB). One of his early accomplishments was this work—translating the Hebrew prayer books of the Ashkenazi (the Polish and the Germans) into English. ""When [Levi] died in 1801, after much ill health, his protestant friend Henry Lemoine published a poetic eulogy in the Gentleman's Magazine (October 1801), 'He's Gone! the Pride of Israel's Busy Tribe', praising him as a great explainer and defender of Judaism against Christians and sceptics"" (DNB). Interestingly, David Levi's translation was also used by George Eliot for Daniel Deronda. She took numerous notes on his work and appears to have used his liturgy (somewhat incorrectly) to craft the religious life illustrated in her work (Irwin, 195-96). Printed in facing pages of English and Hebrew. The first edition of Levi's work was published in 1791. Without original cardboard boxes, rarely found. Encyclopedia Judaica 11:78. Contemporary owner gift inscription.Books nearly fine, with only light rubbing to extremities.

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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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        Manchu Customs and Superstitionsandnbsp

      

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        Scarce Inscribed Photograph in Slavik

      , 1928. 1928. unbound. Written across an original 1926 photograph by G.L. Manuel Freres and onto the studio's custom-made mat, with an oversize signature. 6.75 x 4.5 inches, matted to 11.5 x 8.5 inches -- a gorgeous portrait photo taken when Baker was 20 years old and signed two years later in 1928. Creased and partially torn in the upper left corner, affecting the matte but not the photo. Good condition. American-born French dancer, singer, actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and "The Creole Goddess.

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        20 Hrs 40 Min Our Flight in the Friendship

      1928. First Edition . Signed. EARHART, Amelia. 20 Hrs. 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship. The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, reproduction autograph endpapers, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8000.First trade edition presentation copy of Earhart's first book, inscribed and signed by Earhart on the recto of the photographic frontispiece: ""To Betsy Greene, Amelia Earhart."" With the very scarce original dust jacket. The recipient is believed to be Betty Greene, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II and a founder of the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). Earhart was one of Greene's childhood heroes.""In April 1928 Earhart received the telephone call that would change her life: an offer to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic. Earhart's impeccable character and physical resemblance to Charles A. Lindbergh made her an easy choice for the promoters, aviator Richard Byrd, publisher George Putnam, and socialite Amy Phipps Guest, who had originally intended to make the flightÂ… Earhart departedÂ… in a trimotor Fokker with pilots Wilmer 'Bill' Stultz and Louis 'Slim' GordonÂ… from Trepassy, Newfoundland, at 11:40 a.m. on 17 JuneÂ… Stultz landed the Fokker on the water at Burry Port, Wales, and Earhart became an immediate sensation. Earhart was astounded by the reception she received. She was feted in London and New York and was given a ticker-tape parade down Broadway with her nearly forgotten fellow pilots. On the postflight tour around the countryÂ… Earhart sensed her opportunity to promote her passions of aviation, feminism, and pacifism"" (ANB). In her book, which combines Earhart's flight log entries from the Friendship with recollections of her childhood and the origins and growth of her interest in aviation, Earhart writes: ""Possibly the feature of aviation which may appeal most to thoughtful women is its potentiality for peace. The term is not merely an airy phrase. Isolation breeds distrust and differences of outlook. Anything which tends to annihilate distance destroys isolation, and brings the world and its peoples closer together. I think aviation has a chance to increase intimacy, understanding, and far-flung friendships thus."" Profusely illustrated with 61 black-and-white photographic plates. With ""This is a copy of the first edition"" on the copyright page. Preceded in the same year by a signed limited edition. Book very nearly fine, with just a hint of rubbing at spine ends and corners, gilt bright. Very scarce original dust jacket (typically not present) with some chipping and edge-wear and old tape reinforcement to verso, a bit of color added to foot of spine, very good and bright. A very desirable signed presentation copy with historic aviation association.

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        20 Hrs and 40 Min Our Flight in the Friendship The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "To Katherine Murrell with best wishes Amelia Earhart." In very good condition with light rubbing. "In April 1928 Earhart received the telephone call that would change her life: an offer to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic. Earhart's impeccable character and physical resemblance to Charles A. Lindbergh made her an easy choice for the promoters, aviator Richard Byrd, publisher George Putnam, and socialite Amy Phipps Guest, who had originally intended to make the flight. On the morning of 3 July 1928 Earhart departed from Boston Harbor in a trimotor Fokker with pilots Wilmer 'Bill' Stultz and Louis 'Slim' Gordon. Earhart agreed to go as a passenger, though 'the idea of going as just 'extra weight' did not appeal to me at all.' Following the departure from Trepassy, Newfoundland, at 11:40 a.m. on 17 June, the Friendship encountered miserable weather, and Earhart never touched the controls during the 20-hour, 40-minute flight. Stultz landed the Fokker on the water at Burry Port, Wales, and Earhart became an immediate sensation. Earhart was astounded by the reception she received. She was feted in London and New York and was given a ticker-tape parade down Broadway with her nearly forgotten fellow pilots. On the postflight tour around the country... Earhart sensed her opportunity to promote her passions of aviation, feminism, and pacifism... Earhart became an accomplished speaker, writer, and columnist for Cosmopolitan. She joined Lindbergh in promoting a new air mail service, Transcontinental Air Transport, and she purchased a Lockheed Vega, which she flew in the first women's cross-country air derby in 1929" (ANB).

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        The House at Pooh Corner. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London, Methuen 1928. xi, 178, (2) pp. Publ. gilt dec. light red cloth w. illustr. dj. Some small tears to dj., and a little paper loss, otherwise nice. The more it/ SNOWS-tiddely-pom, ...

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        Money Illusion

      1928. First Edition . Signed. THE MONEY ILLUSION, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY FISHER TO FELLOW STABLE MONEY ADVOCATE RALPH WESCOTT, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKETFISHER, Irving. The Money Illusion. New York: Alephi Company, (1928). Small octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8500.First edition, presentation/association copy, of this analysis of currency instability by America's first great economist, warmly inscribed by Fisher in the year of publication to a fellow stable money proponent, ""To Mr. Ralph W. Wescott with the compliments and love of Irving Fisher, August, 1928.""""While [Fisher's] was a prominent voice in American public discourse for some three decades, his influence has been most enduring in government uses of economic quantification and within the discipline of economics itselfÂ… His work has inspired a huge professional literature, both in the more abstract and in applied areas of economic research"" (ANB). In The Money Illusion (a book based upon a series of lectures Fisher delivered at the Geneva School of International Studies), Fisher discusses the ""hidden causes"" and ""harm[ful] results"" of ""all monetary units, including the dollar"" (Preface). During the 1920s, Fisher actively supported the League of Nations. He campaigned for pro-League presidential candidate James Cox, and also spearheaded the Pro-League Independents. Recipient Ralph Wescott was an Independents staff member. In addition, Wescott was affiliated with the Stable Money League, which Fisher founded to promote a course of steadying money's value by adjusting appropriately the dollar's exchange rate against gold.Book very nearly fine with interior clean, slightest rubbing to spine ends. Fragile and scarce original dust jacket bright and very good, with mild toning to spine, light edge-wear including shallow chipping to spine head and front panel. A desirable inscribed presentation/association copy in near-fine condition.

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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. WITH: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. WITH: Sherston's Progress

      1928. First Edition . SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. WITH: Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer. WITH: Sherston's Progress. London: Faber & Gwyer; Faber & Faber, 1928, 1930, (1936). Three volumes. Octavo, modern full black morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a custom felt-lined slipcase. $2200.First trade editions of SassoonÂ’s fictionalized autobiographical trilogy, handsomely and uniformly bound.Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Sassoon's first prose work, inaugurated his fictionalized autobiographical trilogy by winning two of England's most coveted literary awards, the 1928 Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. It was followed by Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress, the latter reflecting one of his pennames. Sassoon's trilogy earned high praise for ""precise and yet passionate"" insight into the terrible cost of war and his evocative portrayal of ""English society, politics and literature"" (New York Times). This first trade edition was published anonymously and precedes the signed limited edition that followed later that same year, bearing Sassoon's name. The latter two volumes were issued simultaneously with the signed limited issues. Keynes A30b; A33b; A40b. Fine condition, a handsome set.

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