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        Original drawing: Mystere Laic

      1928. COCTEAU, Jean. “Le Mystère Laic” [Paris], 1928. Original pen-and-ink design for a title page, drawn on cream wove stock measuring 8 by 10 inches; handsomely framed, entire piece measures 14 by 18 inches. $7200.CocteauÂ’s original design for the title page of Le Mystère Laic (The Secular Mystery), his treatise on the art of de Chirico.This original design was produced by Cocteau as a title page for his Le Mystère Laic, “a fine treatise on the art of the Italian painter Giorgio de ChiricoÂ… In this work Cocteau extended himself into the area of aesthetic theory that he had explored in Le Coq and his exegesis of PicassoÂ… De Chirico was grateful for CocteauÂ’s understanding and support and some years later did a series of fine lithographs for CocteauÂ’s book Mythologie” (Emboden, 44). See The Artist and the Book 56. From the collection of George Verdak, who danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942-1951— later became Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Ballet Theater and chairman of the Dance Department at Butler University. Accompanied by a copy of the first edition of CocteauÂ’s Le Mystere Laic (The Secular Mystery), with five drawings by Giorgio de Chirico, one of 3000 numbered copies. CocteauÂ’s design does not appear in the final version of the book, though the first copy in the limitation was issued with an original drawing by Cocteau, most likely from the same series from which this drawing comes. Light stain to top margin, not affecting drawing. A splendid original drawing, larger than most.

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        The Culture of the Nude in China

      Eigenbrodler-Verlag, Berlin 1928 - The Culture of the Nude in China / Heinz von Perckhammer · 32 fotografías en blanco y negro de Perckhammer / Este libro del estudio fotográfico pionero de Perckhammer del desnudo chino, un género que no había sido (al menos en Occidente) explorado hasta ahora por razones culturales, como el fotógrafo explica en su prefacio. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La règle de l'homme

      - Gallimard, Paris 1928, 15,5x20,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 75 esemplari numerati sul filo pergamena pura e riservati al servizio stampa. autografo prezioso firmato da Joseph Kessel al suo amico Henri Beraud "Nel mio chervieil Henri Beraud in ricordo di un'amicizia di quasi dieci anni Jef Con tutto il mio affetto ..." Libro Illustrato di 6 litografie originali di Marise Rudis. Qualche piccolo essentiellemet foxing che colpisce i margini di alcune foglie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil et réservés au service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Joseph Kessel à son ami Henri Béraud : "A mon cher vieil Henri Béraud en souvenir d'une amitié de presque dix ans. Avec toute mon affection. Jef." Ouvrage illustré de 6 lithographies originale de Marise Rudis. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellemet les marges de certains feuillets.

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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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        Anna Livia Plurabelle

      1928. First Edition . Signed. JOYCE, James. Anna Livia Plurabelle. With a Preface by Padraic Colum. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. 12mo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5000.The first separate publication of the centerpiece and most beautiful segment of Finnegans Wake, number 708 of only 800 copies signed by Joyce, a lovely copy in original gilt-stamped cloth.Responding to critics who accused him of writing off the cuff, Joyce claimed to have spent 1200 hours composing this integral part of his Work in Progress, later published as Finnegans Wake. He incorporated nearly 350 river names into the text and wrought perhaps the most lyrical of his published works. “He was prepared, he said, ‘to stake everythingÂ’ on this section of his book…” (Ellman, 598). Without original glassine. Slocum & Cahoon 32. Interior fine; minor expert repair and color restoration to spine ends. An about-fine copy of this desirable edition.

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      London: Haymarket Press, 1928. The Warrior Woman Judge of Ancient Israel One of Only a Hundred Copies Signed by William Russell Flint And With an Extra Suite of the Plates [FLINT, W. Russell, illustrator]. Judith. Reprinted from the Revised Version of the Apocrypha with an Introduction by Dr. Montague R. James and Colour-Plates After Drawings by W. Russell Flint. London: The Haymarket Press, 1928. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 31. Small quarto (10 x 7 1/2 in; 253 x 190 mm). xvii, [1, blank], 49, [1, blank] pp. Four tipped-in color plates. With an extra suite of plates in the publisher's envelope laid-in at rear. Publisher's yap-edged full vellum with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Original cloth ties. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase (worn and strengthened with tape). One of just four books published by the short-lived Haymarket Press, established by Messrs. Halton and Truscott Smith and operated from 1928-30. According to Ransom, the Smiths intended to issue all the books of the Apocrypha with illustrations by Russell Flint, starting with the Book of Judith in 1928 and followed by The Book of Tobit and the History of Susanna in 1929. The Book of Judith is a deuterocanonical book, included in the Septuagint and the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christian Old Testament of the Bible, but excluded from Jewish texts and assigned by Protestants to the Apocrypha. The book contains numerous historical anachronisms, which is why many scholars now accept it as non-historical; it has been considered a parable or perhaps the first historical novel. The name Judith "Praised" or "Jewess") is the feminine form of Judah. Ransom, p. 314.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ('Edward P') to " Dear Sister Dempster", on St James's Palace headed paper, (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1928 - thanking her for her kind thoughts and lovely flowers, "Which I appreciate very much indeed. I'm so sorry you are having a bad time . If you tell what you want maybe I could help . I'm afraid I can't give you a job, but I might be able to help", 2 sides 8vo, with autograph envelope, Monday June 26th

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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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        Musterausnehmen & Bindungen. 2-vol. set (Complete) [INTERWAR GERMAN TEXTILE MANUSCRIPT, WITH MOUNTED FABRIC SAMPLES]

      Steglitz-Südende (Berlin): Published by the author, 1928. Manuscript, thus first and only edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Large quarto. Unpaginated. [112], [56]pp. Original half cloth over marbled paper covered boards, with title label pasted to each front cover. Label with Gerhard Warnat's name and Steglitz (Berlin) address on inside of each front board. This striking two-volume manuscript contains handwritten notes in German (Sueterlin) analyzing weaving patterns of various fabrics, yard runs, roping runs, mill arithmetic, cost, etc... Includes drafts, hand-drawn diagrams, hand-colored patterns and mounted fabric samples (swatches). Plates with mounted samples and hand-colored patterns protected with a tissue-guard. The "Musterausnehmen" volume contains 158 mounted and 5 loose textile samples, while the "Bindungen" volume contains 3 mounted and 5 loose samples. The volumes belonged to Gerhard Warnat, a Berlin textile-clothing apprentice, who obviously took his apprenticeship to heart as attested by the remarkable conception of his thesis and the meticulous, beautiful handwriting. Minor shelf wear and rubbing along edges. Lower margin of three leaves at the beginning of the Musterausnehmen volume partly dented (not affecting text, samples or illustrations). Text in German, Sütterlin script. Bindings and interior in overall good to very good, samples in very good condition.

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        The Lonesomest Doll

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 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.

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        Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Illustrated in a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints and Drawings [Signed]. 4-vol. set (Complete)

      Privately printed for the author by Waterlow & Sons Limited 1928-1937 - 1928-1938. Four quarto volumes. No. 160 of 300 copies. Signed by Schwerdt in Volume I and IV on limitation page. xxiv, 324 pp.; xvi, 359 pp.; [10], 256 pp.; xx, 260 pp. Volumes One & Four are signed by Schwerdt; 266 plates in Volumes 1-3, and 116 in Volume 4, over 130 are in color, some plates are folding, various-sized facsimiles; decorations, reproductions of the Schwerdt bookplate. Original 3/4 Green Moroccan by Kelly & Sons, top edge gilt, raised bands. green gilt hunting scene endpapers. Rejointed. Fading to spines and wear to edges. Library bookplate, perforated stamp to title page and various pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.

      4to., original publisher's burgundy morocco. Spine lettered in gilt with gilt centre tools, upper board with gilt block of a trout, finsing ros and net. Portrait frontispiece, 2 maps and 9 colour plates. A little rubbing to exremities otherwise a very good copy. First edition, no. 84 of 100 de luxe copies signed by the author. The book covers many topics related to trout fishing in New England, including the development of American fly fishing, brook versus brown trout, common fallacies, trout vision, fishing technique, and trout conservation. Southard "had the first fish camp built on the Kennebago ... kept very complete records of Kennebago Lake fishing, including sky and weather conditions" (Bruns). An important and beautifully illustrated work.

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      1928. Bella ril. carton. con sovr., dorso in tela di rinf., cm 33x27, pp XXIII, 335 di t., 14 pregev. tavv in bruno f.t. di cui una all'antip., in chiusura 2 tavv più volte ripieg., innumerev. riproduz. di punzoni (il solo indice ne riporta quasi 1700), raffinati motivi grafici in due colori ad inizio e fine dei capitoli. Ottimo esempl. numer. ( n° 636).

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        Sun Also Rises (German)

      1928. First Edition . Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]. Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt, 1928. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $20,000.First edition in German, Hemingway's own copy with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper, presentation copy additionally inscribed and signed by him on the title page, ""For Frazer [sic] Bragg Drew wishing him good luck always, Ernest Hemingway. It's hard to keep books in decent condition in a country where they have hurricanes. These books are all survivors."" As a young teacher, Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded with uncharacteristic kindness, signing six of Drew's books and presenting him with six more ""as an act of contrition"" for taking so long to return the books. Hemingway then invited Drew to visit, and on April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel Prize, they spent a long afternoon discussing literature, later recounted by Drew in his article ""Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia"" (in Bruccoli, Conversations With Ernest Hemingway, 89-98). At the end of Drew's visit Hemingway said ""Let's go up to the house and sign those books of yours."" Hemingway inscribed all the books Drew had brought with him and presented him with many others from his own collection; this volume was undoubtedly one of the books presented and inscribed by Hemingway that day. The Sun Also Rises first published in English in 1926. Grissom, 698. Bookplate of Fraser Drew. Publisher's postcard laid in.Scattered light foxing to text; scarce original dust jacket with mild toning to spine and extremities, only minor shallow chipping to spine ends. An extremely good copy with a wonderful Hemingway inscription.

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        Autograph letter signed

      1928. Signed. CHURCHILL, Winston. Autograph letter signed. London, April 16, 1928. One folded leaf, measuring 8 by 5 inches folded and 8 by 10 inches open, on embossed Chancellor of the Exchequer letterhead. Framed with portrait of Churchill, entire piece measures 24 by 15 inches. $16,000.Autograph letter signed from Churchill to Lady Anne Cave, expressing condolences on the death of her husband, Viscount George Cave, the Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom., handsomely framed with an early portrait of Churchill.Cave, a career politician who served first in the House of Commons and, after being awarded the title of viscount, the House of Lords, was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1922, a post he held until a few days before his death in March 1928. “His imperturbable moderation, his persuasive urbanity, and his calm lucidity, as well as the innate sense of fairness of which these were the outward expressionÂ… deservedly won for him the respect of all partiesÂ… Lord Cave was a great public servant. If his distaste for every form of display and self-advertisement tended to give an appearance of conventionality and reserve to his public work, he had another side which he showed to those who enjoyed his friendship and whose affection he had won. He would not have wished any estimate of his career to be silent on the great debt which he owed to the lifelong companionship and constant inspiration of his wife. In Lady CaveÂ’s books the reader is able to share some of the intimacies of his life” (DNB). ChurchillÂ’s letter, dated April 16, 1928, reads, “My dear Lady Cave, I venture to write & express to you my profound sympathy in y[ou]r grievous loss. My wife & I felt most keenly for you both in those tragic weeks. She is herself recuperating abroad from a dangerous illness, & I do not know whether she has had the strength to write herself, but I know how intensely she will share my sentiments, & as soon as she is strong enough you will hear from her. In the Cabinet we all felt the shock of a heavy blow, & though the office can be filled the vacancy remains. Everyone was poignantly affected by the letter wh[ich] you wrote at y[ou]r husbandÂ’s request from his deathbed. When the allotted span has been accomplished, it is vain to rebel against the fulfillment of life. It is heroic & enviable to die in harness with careful thought for every interest in oneÂ’s charge & faithfully carrying on to the very end. This came to young people in the war, but in these times of peace the same qualities of firmness of character & integrity of spirit can sometimes find their expression. I thought you would not mind my sending you these few lines. Y[ou]rs v[er]y sin[cere]ly, Winston S. Churchill.” A fine Churchill autograph letter, handsomely framed.

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        La flèche d'or

      First edition of the French translation, one of 110 numbered copies on laid Lafuma Navarre and reimposed in quarto foolscap, deluxe edition.Insolated back tail. Nrf Paris 1928 17x22cm broché

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        Hosanna sur le sistre

      Original, one of 15 numéotés on Japan, ours with the # 1 specially printed for the author, leading copy after 1 and 5 vellum old Japan Edition. Bound in full burgundy morocco, back with five nerves, when tail liners russet silk burgundy morocco frame and six gilt, silk guards, covers and spine preserved, gilt edges, binding signed Canape. Very nice copy sumptuously established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Emile-Paul frères Paris 1928 18,5x25cm relié

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1928.. SIGNED LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION. Octavo, pp.xi; [1]; 179; [1]. Publisher's yellow decorated boards, green cloth spine with paper label to spine. With the original clear plastic dust-jacket and card box. Signed by both Milne and Shepard to the Limitation page, this being number 95 of 250 copies printed. Quite possibly an unread copy with many of the pages unopened. Original clear dust-jacket present and intact, if slightly short. The decorated card box shows very well with just very minor wear to the corner. An exceptionally fresh and bright copy, near fine.

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        Book of Catherine Wells

      1928. First Edition . Signed. WELLS, H.G. The Book of Catherine Wells. With an Introduction by her Husband H.G. Wells. London: Chatto & Windus, 1928. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $1850.First edition of H.G. Wells' ""deeply moving"" tribute to his wife, inscribed by him on the half title to his close friend and advisor Richard Arman Gregory, ""RAGs. Old friend from H.G."" Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf.""'Jane' Wells (Amy Catherine Robbins) died in 1927, and this deeply moving work, containing a number of her own notes and jottings, is Wells's tribute in her memory. 'Gentle, faithful, wise and self-forgetful, she was the maker of a kind and free and hospitable home…' A seven-page booklet, In Memory of Amy Catherine Wells (Jane Wells), was printed privately in 1927 and consists of the funeral address 'read for Mr. Wells by Dr. T.E. Page'"" (H.G. Wells Society 104). That pamphlet is laid into this copy. With four tipped-in photographic plates. Hammond K28. Not in Currey. Inscribed to noted British scientist and Wells' lifelong friend Sir Richard Arman Gregory. In Wells' first work of fiction, he dedicated the work to Gregory as his ""dearest friend."" The two met while students at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington. They jointly authored a textbook, Honours Physiography, in 1891. Reportedly, Gregory was the one person with whom Wells never quarreled. A professor of astronomy, Gregory also possessed expertise in physics, chemistry and other disciplines; he wrote several textbooks and eventually assumed the editorship of the journal Nature, to which Wells frequently contributed. The author often turned to Gregory, and to the experts Gregory contacted on Wells' behalf, for insight and encouragement when writing his famous ""scientific romances."" After Wells' death, Gregory worked to establish the H.G. Wells Memorial to preserve public attention to his friend's body of work. Throughout his life Gregory was a passionate advocate for science—""It is necessary to believe in the holiness of scientific work,"" he once declared—and ""an optimist about man's future"" (Horrabin, in New Scientist, April 11, 1957).Interior fine, toning to spine of morocco-gilt binding. A near-fine inscribed copy.

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        Exceptional photograph by Jaeger, signed below and dated, (1882-1973, from 1950 King of Sweden) and his second wife LOUISE (1889-1965, n

      1928 - showing him standing, full length, in uniform with sword and decorations, his wife seated, nearly full length, in nurse's uniform, both full face, no place, no date, circa

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed 'Allenby' to Hampson GARY, (Edmund, Viscount, 1861-1936, Field Marshal, High Commissioner of Egypt, 1919-1925)

      1928 - (1873-1952, American Diplomat) thanking him for the "book 'As I know them' received by me, today, and for your kind wishes for the anniversary of my birthday . Please convey to Mrs Hampson Gary and to your children, too, the expression of my gratitude. It is delightful, on such occasions to be remembered by one's old friends .", 2 sides 8vo., with original autograph envelope signed with initial optimistically addressed to 'Hampson Gary Esq, Washington, U.S.A.' but redirected in blue pencil by the post office, 21st April paperclip mark not affecting the text In 1915 Gary was appointed assistant solicitor in the State Department. In 1917 he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson as diplomatic agent and consul general to Egypt in charge of American interests in Palestine, Syria, and Arabia, where he formed a close friendship with Field Marshal Viscount Allenby. It would have been difficult for him to forget his friend's birthday as they were born on the same day 23rd April, twelve years apart. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oriental Collection

      , 1928. 1928. First Edition . BROWN, G.M.L. Oriental Collection. New York: Foliophiles, 1928. Folio, 24 folders with descriptive text containing 39 leaves (1 scroll leaf in separate box), housed in original cloth box. $11,000.First edition of this classic Foliophiles leaf book, number 1 of only 45 copies, with 39 individual leaves from the 12th to the 19th centuries, representing all the major Asian writing systems.""In its usual form, a leaf book contains an original leaf from a significant manuscript or printed book, accompanied by an essay written by a knowledgeable, or at least prominent, author… Although many private collectors tipped in leaves from other books as part of the process of 'extra-illustration,' these individually created books are not considered to be leaf books. Standard sources on book collecting and leaf books trace the true beginning of the genre to 1865, with the publication of Francis Fry's A Description of the Great Bible… [which] included 14 original leaves, which were taken from incomplete or defective 16th- and 17th-century English Bibles. Fry, a businessman who spent much of his later life collecting and studying Bibles, believed, as he wrote in his introduction, that 'no description is equal to an actual leaf.' Reading about a book can be educational and rewarding, but seeing and handling the book

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        Der Zauberberg. Roman.

      Berlin, S. Fischer 1928 - 8

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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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        Beton als Gestalter: Bauten in Eisenbeton und ihre architektonische Gestaltung. Ausgef

      Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart 1928 - Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9"). 124pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over printed wrappers. Seminal work on concrete architecture lavishly illustrated throughout with 264 b/w illustrations and photographic reproductions depicting architectural works by Erich Mendelsohn, Max Berg, Bruno Taut, Le Corbusier, Richard J. Neutra, Adolf Meyer, Jan Visek, Martin Elsaesser, Hanns Hopp, Adolf Abel, Otto Bartning, Alfred Fischer, and Max Taut among others. Also includes architectural projects by Mies van der Rohe.Moderate age-toning to dust-jacket, with head and tail of spine expertly repaired. Some foxing to half title and last leaf only. Text in German. DJ in overall good to good+, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ma vie et la psychanalyse suivi de Psychanalyse et médecine

      First edition of the French translation by Marie Bonaparte, one of the 65 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Binding half black morocco, back with five nerves, gilded tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (second flat discolored Length, insolated back), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Some little foxing.Copy perfectly established. Gallimard Paris 1928 12x19cm relié

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        The Romance of Perfume.

      New York: Richard Hudnut,, 1928. Octavo. Original illustrated paper boards, titles to front cover red and black, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. With 12 page ribbon and wire stitched booklet to pocket at rear pastedown. In the glassine wrapper. Housed in the publisher's plain cream slipcase. Illustrated title page, 8 colour plates by Barbier, 4 full page colour illustrations in booklet. Light foxing to bottom edge, an excellent bright copy in the browned jacket with nicks to edges, short closed tears to inner edge of front panel and upper outer corner of rear flap. First edition, first printing of Le Gallienne's discourse of the history and variety of perfume. With the inlaid booklet, At 20 Rue de la Paix, written by parfumeur Hudnot about the selection of perfumes available in his Paris Perfumery. Hudnut focussed on the aesthetics of the shopping experience, as demonstrated in this lavishly illustrated edition; indeed his original New York shop became a tourist attraction due to its elaborate décor. Uncommon complete with the wrapper and booklet.

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        La Princesse de Babylone -

      Javal et Bourdeaux 1928 - - 1 volume. In-4. 88 pp. Sous

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        Original Drawing Signed with initials, with dedication in Cyrillic, rendered in colored pencil, 8vo, n,p., Nov.. 2, 1941

      1928. This is a suggestively erotic drawing, more subtle than is typical for Eisenstein's erotic drawings probably because of the age of the boy to whom he dedicated the picture. Eisenstein drew a female elephant wearing earrings cavorting with a male crocodile. In the background is a palm tree, in the foreground a shore line. He dedicates his bold, fantastical red and blue pencil drawing to Duglas Aleaxandrov, son of Soviet film maker Gregori Aleksandrov. Duglas was named after American actor Douglas Fairbanks. Eisenstein traveled with Aleksandrov to the United States and to Mexico in 1928. In the lower right, he writes in Cyrillic, "To My Friend Dug 2.11.41." On verso of the drawing is part of a print which was cut to make this smaller 8.75 x 6 inch sheet on which Eisenstein crafted this sketch for his friend's son. Eisenstein is rare in any form and especially with film association. Eisenstein drew this colorful sketch at the outset of war between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1941 . It was also the year "Nevsky" was rereleased to huge acclaim. Eisenstein and other artists were evacuated to Almaty (formerly Alma-Ata), Kazakhstan, and most stayed from 1941 to 1944.

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        Lettre à madame C...

      First edition, one of 200 numbered copies on vélin Rives blanc paper, this one of 24 hors commerce copies reserved for the author and his friends.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Paul Valéry : "A Charles Maurras, au poète, au pur esprit [For Charles Maurras, the poet, the pure of heart]."A good copy in a chemise and slipcase: chemise in half black calf over almond paper boards, slipcase lined in black calf over almond paper boards. Grasset Paris 1928 14,5x19,5cm broché sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        [Wien - Stephansdom].

       1928. Orig.-Farbradierung, v. K

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Oriental Collection

      1928. First Edition . BROWN, G.M.L. Oriental Collection. New York: Foliophiles, 1928. Folio, 24 folders with descriptive text containing 39 leaves (1 scroll leaf in separate box), housed in original cloth box. $11,000.First edition of this classic Foliophiles leaf book, number 1 of only 45 copies, with 39 individual leaves from the 12th to the 19th centuries, representing all the major Asian writing systems.""In its usual form, a leaf book contains an original leaf from a significant manuscript or printed book, accompanied by an essay written by a knowledgeable, or at least prominent, author… Although many private collectors tipped in leaves from other books as part of the process of 'extra-illustration,' these individually created books are not considered to be leaf books. Standard sources on book collecting and leaf books trace the true beginning of the genre to 1865, with the publication of Francis Fry's A Description of the Great Bible… [which] included 14 original leaves, which were taken from incomplete or defective 16th- and 17th-century English Bibles. Fry, a businessman who spent much of his later life collecting and studying Bibles, believed, as he wrote in his introduction, that 'no description is equal to an actual leaf.' Reading about a book can be educational and rewarding, but seeing and handling the book—whether the complete object, or a single leaf extracted from it—is a completely different, and potentially much richer, experience. A belief in the power of the original object has been one of the main motivations for the production of leaf books ever since… The book collecting boom of the 1920s brought with it significantly increased production of leaf books of all kinds… Organizations such as the Society of Foliophiles created and marketed several different portfolios of leaves, including Specimens of Oriental Mss. and Printing (1928)"" (Silver). In his brief introduction, Brown notes: ""The Oriental manuscripts and printed books represented in this portfolio are fairly representative of the progress of the art of writing, and to a lesser degree of printing, throughout Asia. In my comments attached to these examples there has been an attempt to describe the development of the various languages represented."" The collection consists of 24 folders and 1 box, containing a total of 39 individual leaves: 1.Nestorian Syriac manuscript (16th-century book of prayers, worming to margins) and printed leaf from a New Testament in Syriac (1843). 2.Armenian manuscript (catechism and book of prayers, 1741) and printed leaf from an Armenian book of rituals (1831). 3.Arabic manuscript in Cufic characters (12th-century Koran). 4.Arabic manuscript (15th-century book of devotions) and modern Arabic manuscript (Koran). 5.Arabic manuscript (17th-century Koran, probably Egyptian, light worming to margins) and printed leaf from an Arabic book (1833 work of French authorship on health and hygiene).6.Arabic manuscript written in Persia (early 19th-century suras). 7.Turkish manuscript (late 18th-century book of travels with miniature view of Mecca on verso) and printed leaf from a Turkish dictionary (1841). 8.Persian manuscript (biographies of noted Sufis, 1478, worming and edge restoration). 9.Persian manuscript (the Gulistan of Sa'di, 1563) and printed leaf from a Persian textbook (1827). 10.Persian manuscript (the Shahnama of Firdausi, 17th century) and Persian manuscript (the Kamsah of Nizami, 17th century). 11.Persian manuscript with miniature (1520, edge restoration). 12.Kashmir manuscript in Persian (1848). 13.Sanskrit manuscript (end of 18th century) and printed leaf from a New Testament in Sanskrit (1844). 14.Sanskrit manuscript (18th-century puranas) and illuminated Sanskrit manuscript (early 19th-century Mahabarata). 15.Rajput miniature painting (early 19th-century Mahabarata). 16.Hindi manuscript (the Chronicles of Rajputana, 1839) and printed leaf from Sakuntala in Hindi (1876). 17.Tibetan Buddist manuscript (1662-1722; scroll manuscript in separate box). 18.Mongol manuscript (late 17th-/early 18th-century Buddhist text, embrowning of edges). 19.Burmese palm leaf manuscript (18th century) and Sinhalese palm leaf manuscript (18th century). 20.Siamese manuscript (alphabet and spelling book handwritten by the second king of Siam, early 19th century). 21.Javanese manuscript (19th-century history of the Indian god Rama). 22.Chinese rubbing (scholar Tung Chung-Shu, 1827). 23.Chinese block printing (17th-century Buddhist work) and Japanese block printing (Buddhist charm, 770, worming to margins). 24.Japanese Buddhist manuscript (Ise Monogatari, 1395, worming affecting text) and Japanese manuscript (17th-century Ise Monogatari). 25.Japanese color print by Hokusai (1802, extensive worming affecting images) and modern Japanese illustration (text on hawks and hawking). Not listed in Borden, Magee & Olmsted. Brief pencil annotations, expert repairs to box. A highly desirable collection in near-fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer

      London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1928. full scarlet crushed morocco, triple ruled in gilt, raised bands on spines and decoratively tooled in compartments in gilt, lettered in gilt,top edge gilt, others uncut, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, by Durvand. Original limp vellum covers and spine bound in. Fine, superb. Quarto. Three volumes Illustrated after water colours by Sir Russell Flint with 36 mounted plates with descriptive tissue guards. Title pages printed in blue and black, with lettering designed by Edith M.Engall and the engraved group of figures by W. Russell Flint No. 135 of 500 sets on handmade Riccardi Paper [Ransome, Private Presses, p. 395, no. 6. Tomkinson, p. 149, no. 6].

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Utisci iz Rusije / Impressions from Russia

      Belgrade, Serbia: Zivot i rad . 1928 - 8

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Musterausnehmen & Bindungen. 2-vol. set (Complete) [INTERWAR GERMAN TEXTILE MANUSCRIPT, WITH MOUNTED FABRIC SAMPLES]

      Published by the author, Steglitz-S

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        Modern Backgammon

      1928 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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      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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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