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

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

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        Chinesische Miniaturen. Aus Dem Leben Einer Chinesischen Dame.

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

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        Petits contes nègres pour les enfants des blancs

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

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        The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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

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

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

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        WORKS OF SIR THOMAS BROWNE.|THE

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

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        The Culture of the Nude in China.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory.

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

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        The Complete Novels.

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

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        Edle Nacktheit in China mit 32 originalaufnahmen.

      Berlin. Eigenbrodler. 1928. 7pp, [31] rotogravure plates on folded leaves, this copy does not have the dustjacket which included one of the plates called for, bound in a Chinese style binding with new ribbon ties, 27 x 21 cm. Some light soiling, original paper covered card covers marked and chipped with loss particularly on spine and lower corners. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 154598).

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        Le monde des automates, étude historique et technique

      Chez les auteurs. First edition, one of 1000 numbered copies on papier chromo, the only printing along with 25 Japon.Illustrated with more than 500 figures.Preface by Edmond Haraucourt.Good copies, rare. Chez les auteurs Paris 1928 23x28cm 2 volumes brochés

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        Map Showing the Overland and Overseas Flights of Charles A. Lindbergh Colonel and Flight Comdr. 110th Observation Sqdn. Missouri Nat. Guard....

      New York. John Day Company. 1928. Very large color pictorial map, 26 1/4 x 45 1/2 inches on sheet 29 x 48 1/2 inches, folded as issued, now mounted on linen. The map has been professionally restored, with three vertical folds and one horizontal fold all showing evident signs of restoration from heavy wear along folds and paper loss in three places in the margin. Still displays handsomely. Highly decorative map by Ernest Clegg documenting the flights of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, including his San Diego to New York flight, his Atlantic Flight, his National Tour, flights as an air mail pilot etc. Insets provide information on many of these, including routes and times. Color vignette images such as of the flagship of Ferdinand Magellan, Columbus' Santa Maria, and the "U.S. Cruiser Memphis Bringing Capt. Lindbergh Home" enliven the seas. An elaborate cartouche at lower left contains a portrait of Lindbergh and four of his medals....

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        Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele [ On the Theory of Games ]

      Julius Springer, Berlin 1928 - First Edition. IV, [1]-751, [1] pages. 8vo. Later blue cloth with gilt titling "Mathematische Annalen | 100 | 1928" on spine panel. Upper corner of textblock bumped, otherwise bright and clean internally with just a few pencilled notations. Cloth. The first paper and most important paper by von Neumann related to the Theory of Games, where he establishes his minimax theorem and offers the first general proof. A fundamentally important piece of mathematics that has established and/or significantly enhanced many fields, not the least of which is economics."The first proof of the minimax theorem for two-person games of chance and skill with any finite number of pure strategies was given by John von Neumann (1928) in a paper presented to the Gottingen Mathematical Society on 7 December 1926.John von Neumann deserves the credit for the first general proof of the minimax theorem." (Weintraub, pp 24-25)".John von Neumann single-handely invented game theory, introducing the genral mathematical concept of 'strategy' in [the present paper which ] contained the proof of his famous 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff." OOC 953."The role as founder is even more obvious for the theory of games, which von Neumann, in a 1926 paper, conjured - so to speak - out of nowhere.This [minimax theory] was the starting point for far reaching generalizations, including applications to economics, a topic in which von Neumann became interested in as early as 1937 and that he developed in his major treatise written with O[skar] Morenstern, Theory of Games and Economic behavior (1944). These theories have developed into a full-fledged mathematical discipline, attracting many researchers and branching into several types of applications to the social sciences." (DSB 14, p92)The paper offered here, "Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele" was presented first at the Society meeting noted above, and then received on July 24, 1927 for initial publication here IN Mathematische Annalen 100 pp. 295 - 320, 1928.References: Weintraub, "Toward a History of Game Theory" (which traces the contributions of Borel and others and notes that von Neumann was definitely not working in a vacuum); Hook and Norman Origins of Cyberspace (#953, discussing von Neumann's joint work with Morgeenstern) ; Dictionary of Scientific Biography (for more background on von Neumann); Aspray, John von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing, #1928h. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Chatterleys Lover

      

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      First edition Privately Printed, 1928. One of 1000 numbered copies, signed by Lawrence. Original dark brown paper boards with the Lawrence phoenix design, professionally rebacked in black cloth, preserving the original spine label. Repaired tear to inner margin of the title page. Cloth clamshell case with leather label.

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        Traité du style

      Nrf. First edition, one of 109 numbered copies on vergé Lafuma Navarre and re-imposed in Tellière quarto format, tirage de tête.A very good and rare copy. Nrf Paris 1928 16,5x21,5cm broché

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        The Culture of the Nude in China. With 32 original photographs.

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Jim Watson") [n.p.] 24 April 1949 to Dr. Hall.

      An early letter by James Watson (b. 1928) as a young doctoral student, written to a former professor on his plans to spend the summer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with Max Delbrück ? whose work on phage genetics helped form one of the keys that led to the discovery of the structure of DNA. Watson shared with Francis Crick (1916-2004) and Maurice Wilkins (1916-2004) the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medecine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".  "Your letter of last week awaited me when I returned to Bloomington from a meeting at Oak Ridge[.] At present I'm working for a Ph.d. in genetics using Bacteriophage as a tool for studying the biological (genetic) effects of ionizing Radiations. If my present plans go through, I'll receive my degree a year from now. I have practically finished my research for a thesis and my main task in the near future will be the writing of the thesis. It is now almost two years since I left Chicago and six since I entered the four-year college. The old group at 5810 seems far in the past with only occasional meetings with Walt to remind me of the early days in the college. More often I hear from Gordon Lark who apparently also wants to work with bacteriophage. As I am accompanying my research director Dr. S[alvador]. E. Luria to the Cal Tech labs of Dr. M[ax]. Delbrück for the summer. I may be able to stop off at St. Louis for a visit. Thank you for remembering me during these many years." "James Dewey Watson entered the University of Chicago in 1943, at the age of fifteen. His schooling had been entirely ordinary, in the Chicago public system, but he was markedly bright and never accustomed to hide the fact; he had been one of the original Quiz Kids in the wartime radio program. The University of Chicago has always had a cross-grained intellectual magnificence. In those years its physics was particularly good, though Watson was not to know what has since become a commonplace, that there beneath the stands of the disused football stadium ticked the world's first atomic pile. That was the decade, too, when Chancellor Robert Hutchins's program for the undergraduate college of the university had its flowering. It seems to be half forgotten now what an extraordinary excitement Hutchins caused in American education -- particularly among intelligent adolescents. Chicago would admit them two years before they would normally have graduated from high school, then promised them a four-year degree for which every student was obliged to take all the courses there were, literature through science to mathematics and philosophy; these were taught from original works -- the great books in their broader sense" (Judson, p. 46). In his autobiography, Avoid Boring People (p. 23), Watson recalls that the introductory physical science survey at Chicago was taught by Thomas Hall, the probable recipient of this letter. Hall later moved to Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a longtime faculty member in the Department of Biology and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and had a strong interest in the history of biology. "Watson graduated in 1946, but stayed on to get a full, normal bachelor's degree by taking a year of zoology. Biology at Chicago had been poor and conservative, he thought. "I managed to escape without knowing any genetics or biochemistry." Ornithology had been "a way of playing at science," and as he went further, he said, he had lost his committed interest in birds. Yet, at the time, he told friends that his ambition was to be curator of birds at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York; he still listed the subject on his applications for graduate school; he spent the summer of 1946 taking a course in advanced ornithology at the University of Michigan. Science is a calling that comes in adolescence. "You get accustomed to doing it yourself in a way that feels good. That sets it for life. By the age of sixteen or seventeen." Teaching at the University of Chicago then was Sewall Wright, a founder of the mathematical discipline called population genetics; Wright has recalled that Watson sat in on a course of his, one in which since 1944 he had discussed the work of Oswald Avery. Watson remembered being interested by population genetics, but has often said that the decisive influence on him was the book What is Life? by the physicist Erwin Schrödinger. This was a short work, published in 1944, that speculated about the physical basis -- the atomic and molecular basis -- of biological phenomena. In it, Schrödinger, the founder of quantum mechanics in its modern form, an Austrian of Roman Catholic background living in quiet exile in Dublin, popularized some suggestions about the nature of the gene, in the light of the principles of quantum mechanics, which had been made in Berlin in 1935 by another physicist, Max Delbrück. From the moment Watson read Schrödinger's book, he once wrote, "I became polarized towards finding out the secret of the gene." He also became polarized towards Delbrück. "Watson applied to do graduate work at Harvard, which turned him down -- fortunately, he later said, because Harvard was not then strong in genetics. He applied to the California Institute of Technology, where genetics was uniquely strong, but which also turned him down. He was accepted by Indiana University, at Bloomington, and was given a research fellowship of nine hundred dollars for the 1947-48 academic year -- along with a crisp note from the dean of the graduate school to say that if he still wanted to study birds he should go somewhere else. "Indiana University, in the late 1940s, had on its staff one of the great founders of classical genetics, Hermann Muller, and younger men of promise. Muller, when Watson arrived, had just won the Nobel Prize for his discovery twenty years earlier that X-rays cause mutations ... Watson was drawn to Indiana by Muller's presence. Watson's career and his energies and intellect as a scientist were given their shape and direction at Indiana -- but not to any large degree by Muller. The great formative influence on Watson was Salvador Luria, who was teaching and doing bacteriophage research in Bloomington, and through Luria his close friend Max Delbrück, and around Delbrück the small, enthusiastic band of researchers, scattered across the country, who thought of themselves as the American phage group. Luria ... trained in medicine in Italy and came to the United States at the beginning of the Second World War ... The mass intellectual emigration from continental Europe in the 1930s, which so stimulated physical science in the United States and England, also had profound consequences for biology, even though the men involved were fewer and younger, with their reputations still to make. They included Perutz, who left Austria for England in 1936, and Chargaff, also an Austrian, who emigrated to the United States in 1934 ... The most important immigrant to biology, however, was Max Delbrück. Delbrück was German, born to the aristocracy of the intellect -- his father was the professor of history and his uncle the professor of theology in the University of Berlin -- and trained as a quantum physicist. His mind and style had been formed by Niels Bohr, the physicist, philosopher, poet, and incessant Socratic questioner who made Copenhagen one of the capital cities of science between the wars. Delbrück's ideas about the physical properties of the gene, in a youthful paper of 1935, had led Schrödinger to write What is Life?" (Judson, pp. 47-50). At Indiana, Watson began working for his doctorate in 1948 under Luria's direction. "Watson's thesis was on the effect of x rays on the rate of phage lysis (a phage, or bacteriophage, is a bacterial virus). The biologist Max Delbrück and Luria--as well as a number of others who formed what was to be known as "the phage group"--demonstrated that phages could exist in a number of mutant forms. A year earlier Luria and Delbrück had published one of the landmark papers in phage genetics, in which they established that one of the characteristics of phages is that they can exist in different genetic states so that the lysis (or bursting) of bacterial host cells can take place at different rates. Watson's Ph.D. degree was received in 1950, shortly after his twenty-second birthday" (DSB). On of the most prominent teachers in the department of biology at Indiana at the time was Walter Konetzka (1923-92), possibly the 'Walt' referred to in the present letter. Two pages, 4to (279 x 216 mm). Fine with pencil emendation above the salutation. Light creases from having been folded for postage.

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        Found Dead. And Other True Ghost Stories.

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1928. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.255. Publisher's mid-green cloth trimmed in black with original pictorial dust-wrapper. Minor edge toning and offset to flyleaf, ink name and date; wrapper a little edgeworn with a couple of tiny chips. Overall a near fine copy of a scarce book in jacket; according to our searches, at the time of writing this is the only such copy available for sale. A curious book concerning psychic phenomena, from the author of 'Ghosts I have Seen'. Claiming to be psychic from a young age, Tweedle became involved in Spiritualism and Theosophy, and was a close associate of the occultist Madame Blavatsky. She worked with several notable mediums and was a member of The Golden Dawn. She was a prolific writer of stories, usually with a romantic or supernatural theme.

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

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

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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man [with] Memoirs of an Infantry Officer [and] Sherston's Progress.

      8vo. 3 vols.; original blue buckram, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; spines of the first two titles sunned, some browning to endpapers in vols 1 and 3, otherwise a very good set. First editions, all special issues on hand-made paper, limited to 260, 750 and 300 copies respectively, all signed by the author.

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        Grandeur et Suprématie de Peking.

      Number 665 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Pékin. Imprimerie des Lazaristes. 1928. Plans including one in colour, 70 collotypes, 8 wood engravings, many black and white line illustrations, xi[5] upper corner one leaf little soiled, 4 leaves bound in upside down but complete, single leaf in table of contents marked in two places. Handsome modern binding maroon calf spine, raised bands, marbled paper covered boards. An attractive copy. 33.5 x 23.5cm. A comprehensive work divided into two parts. The first part traces the history of Peking from the Yuan Dynasty through to the early years of Republican China, including the Boxer Rebellion with chapters on Christianity - one on the Lazaristes and another on Protestant missionaries. The second part of this large work discusses art, culture and customs including palaces and temples, trade, wedding customs, religious beliefs etc. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155815).

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

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

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        The Company of Adventurers

      London: East Africa, 1928. First. Hardcover. VG+/VG+. 318 pp, ill.With a foreword by Lord Cranworth. One of the African pioneer adventurers who was most admired by Theodore Roosevelt. (Boyes was also King of the WaKikuyu tribe.) Boyes had more thrilling adventures in real life than most men have in fiction. Tremendous accounts of big game hunting, especially elephant hunting by a man who should know. A super reading book. Lovely, vg+ copy in original cloth. The Humphrey Winterton copy, his oval initial plate inside front cover. In the rare dust jacket AND with an original photo of John Boyes sitting in front of a text with 6 or 7 sets of tusks (two large sets) in front of him. A great collector copy.

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        Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing

      Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York 1928 - First edition, F-C copyright page. 277 pages with 100 illustrations from photographs taken by the author. Book is square, tight, some very light, intermittent foxing. Previous owner's gift inscription on recto of frontispiece. Bookseller's sticker tag on rear pastedown. Front hinge has short split of pastedown, back hinge shows signs of a split starting. Boards still strongly attached. Dust jacket's (priced $6.00) front panel and spine a bit sunned, edges worn and chipped with a few short tears. Overall a nice copy in the rare dustjacket. Extra shipping will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Materialien zur Geschichte der Entomologie bis Linné

      Broschiert Stellenweise leicht geknickt, Band 1 von 1928 und Band 2 von 1929, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Schnitt unsauber/teilweise nicht geschnitten, Band 1 : Buchrücken mit einzelnen kurzen Anrissen am oberen und unteren Rand (je ca. 1cm), Band 2 : Anriß am Deckel von 1,5cm und am Buchrücken (unterer Rand) von 2 cm

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        Alaskan Trophies Won and Lost

      Christopher Publishing House, Boston 1928 - Mylar protected maroon cloth boards w/ gilt titling on spine cover w/ blind-stamped border / No DJ. Square, tight binding w/ square corners (tho slight bumping to uppers) and just a hint of an old water mark, rubbing and edge wear to boards. Gift inscription on 1/2 Title Page reads "Compliments of one of the Party-J.O Snyder), publl date not on Title Pg but on verso, the name McCarthy struck-thru and corrected to Cordova on Pg 24, otherwise text clean, bright and unmarked throughout on lightly toning pages w/ perhaps an occass spot or smudge. Well cared for handsome copy of the extremely scarce 1st ed made more special by the inscription by one of the party. A must read and engaging account of the author's 1919 hunting trip for sheep and other game in Alaska. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le frère-de-la-côte

      - Nrf, Paris 1928, 16,5x21,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 109 copie numerate sul filo puro Lafuma posato Navarra e reintrodotto nel quarto carta protocollo, edizione deluxe. Leggermente indietro insolated, altrimenti bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

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        Orlando - wrap-around band

      The Hogarth Press, 1928 A first edition, first printing published by The Hogarth Press in 1928. A very good+ book with a little fading to the spine. Some spotting to the page edges. In very good unclipped wrapper with one small chip to the bottom of the rear panel. Some light chipping to the spine tips and corners. and some rubbing to the edges. Complete with the [unrecorded] Book Society choice/Evening Standard Book-of-the-Month wrap-around band.[removed][removed]

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        Advertising poster]: Artistic Figure Studies. Sunshine. 1c[ent]. Approved by New York Censors

      New York 1928 - Handpainted poster with applied photograph. .13.75" x 21.25". Painted in blue, green, red, and white gouache on thick poster board with a 7" x 9" hand-tinted photographic image of an artfully draped nude women dated 1928 in the negative. Corners rounded, probably by design, although one corner is a little chipped, some smudging and soiling to the paint, a good example of a probably unique advertising poster, The indifferent condition is greatly mitigated by the excellent image.

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        [Advertising poster]: Artistic Figure Studies. Sunshine. 1c[ent]. Approved by New York Censors

      New York. 1928. Handpainted poster with applied photograph. .13.75" x 21.25". Painted in blue, green, red, and white gouache on thick poster board with a 7" x 9" hand-tinted photographic image of an artfully draped nude women dated 1928 in the negative. Corners rounded, probably by design, although one corner is a little chipped, some smudging and soiling to the paint, a good example of a probably unique advertising poster, The indifferent condition is greatly mitigated by the excellent image. .

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        La flèche d'or

      - Nrf, Paris 1928, 17x22cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 110 copie numerate su cui Lafuma Navarra e ripristinata a Quarto carta protocollo, edizione deluxe. la coda posteriore insolated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 110 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire.

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        MEMORIA MCMXXVIII

      Unknown 1928 - 4to. (178) pp. on handmade paper. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, some tipped in on brown paper mounts, many portraits of officials and what look like army and naval officers ("Otomodati"). with Black paper wrapper with gilt illustration of mythological scene to front, bound into crushed velveteen boards with "MEMORIA MCMXXVIII" embossed in gilt to front and spine. There are no clues to the publisher or details of the contents, nor have I been able to find out much online. However, the book comprises many official-looking photogrpahs of, amongst other things, official ceremonies, views of barracks, soldiers dinning in a mess, teams and individuals engaged in various sports (football, wrestling, baseball, swimming, archery, tennis, athletics) possibly for the 1928 Olympic Games. Other scenes touch on art displays, posters, inspections of military parades, and musical recitals. A SCARCE ITEM OF JAPANESE INTEREST. Bookseller Inventory # G180 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia Or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri In Italian and English [Divine Comedy]

      N.p. [London]: The Nonesuch Press 1928. Limited Numbered Edition. This is copy no. 911 of an edition limited to 1475 copies. (i), 325 pp. Bound in full orange vellum with gilt ruled borders and gilt lettering & devices to boards & spine. In an orange cloth solander box with leather title label to spine. Top edge gilt, now defective. Vellum especially bright and with no fading to spine, as is often found. Spotting to endpapers and prelims. With 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Printed on Van Gelder paper. Internally fresh with no names or other markings. A VG copy. . Very Good. Full Vellum. Limited Numbered Edition. 1928.

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        The Island of Captain Sparrow.

      London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1928 - Octavo. Original blue-grey cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards discoloured, spine ends bumped, edges slightly tanned, endpapers lightly browned. A very good copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spine, a few small dark marks to front cover, and a few small closed tears to head of spine and covers. First edition, first impression of Wright's second science fiction novel. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Filmwoche. Hier 6. Jahrgang 1928 in 52 EInzelheften KOMPLETT !

      4, zusammen 1318 Seiten mit zahlr. Abbildungen, 52 illustr. Originalhefte - teils mit ganz leichten Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1928. a73317

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        Langner, Reinhold. - "Gnus".

      - Aquarell, auf feinem Papier, 1928. Von Reinhold Langner. 22,5 x 16,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 50 x 32,5 cm (Passepartout). Auf dem Passepartout unten in schwarzer Feder betitelt, signiert und datiert: "Gnus / 1928 / Reinhold Langner". - Das feine Zeichenpapier vom Aquarellieren etwas gewellt. Original entlang der Blattränder in ein Passepartout geklebt. Das Blatt selbst von schöner frischer Wirkung. Das Passepartout außen etwas fleckig. Guter Gesamtzustand. Reinhold Langner (1905 Weinböhla - 1957 Ockritz bei Dresden). Deutscher Holzbildhauer, Zeichner und Grafiker. 1922-25 Lehre zum Maurer und Holzbildhauer. 1925-33 Studium der Holzbildhauerei an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Theodor Arthur Winde. 1929/30 Studienreise u.a. nach Italien und Spanien. 1933 Verweis von der Akademie wegen seiner sozialdemokratischen Gesinnung. Bis 1942 freischaffend als Bildhauer tätig; z.B. Schnitzarbeiten an der Marienberger Rathaustür (1938/39). Ab 1943 Lehrer an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Dresden. 1945-47 kommissarischer Leiter der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Dresden (HfBK). 1946-48 dort Professor für Bildhauerei. 1948/49 Professor für Angewandte Plastik und Rektor an der Hochschule für Werkkunst Dresden. 1949 Wechsel an die Technische Hochschule Dresden als Lehrbeauftragter für Bauplastik, 1952-57 Professur. Ab 1950 Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Leipzig. Ab 1950 Direktor des Museums für Sächsische Volkskunst im Jägerhof in Dresden. Machte sich um Erhalt und Entwicklung der erzgebirgischen Volkskunst bemüht, weshalb man ihn als "Vater der erzgebirgischen Schnitzer" apostrophierte. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Birthday and Some Memories, A.

      [London]: Printed for Private Circulation by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Co. Ltd., 1928. "A Potent Dispeller of Sickness and Spleen" Arthur Rackham Illustrates Eno's Fruit Salts [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [ENO, James Crossley]. A Birthday and Some Memories 1868-1928. [London: Printed for Private Circulation by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Co. Ltd.], 1928. Limited to two thousand numbered copies of which this is No. 246. Octavo (9 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches; 244 x 155 mm.). [1-14], 15-60 pp. Pictorial title page printed in green and black. With a full-page drawing on p. 28 by Arthur Rackham "A Potent Dispeller of Sickness and Spleen". Six other full-page black and white drawings by Sir Bernard Partridge, Arthur Watts, Edmund J. Sullivan, Lewis Baumer, Eric Fraser, and Harold Nelson. "All the illustrations were specially drawn for the proprietors of Eno's "Fruit Salt" (list of illustrations). Publisher's maroon leather over boards, front cover lettered in gilt, decorative end-papers. Spine expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A near fine copy. This Arthur Rackham illustration first appeared in Punch, Volume CLXXV, July 11th, 1928 (page xvi of advertisement) full page black & white drawing. "The distinguished writers who have accepted the invitation of the Proprietors of Eno's "Fruit Salt" to "write something" to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the firm have rendered a service both to commerce and to literature. The work of artists, many of them really great artists, has for many years past been associated with commerce, and more particularly with that comparatively new, powerful and alert phase of commerce ----advertising" (Foreword). Eno is an effervescent antacid powder sold by Glaxo Smith Kline, the main ingredients of which are sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and citric acid; it is sometimes used as baking powder. Eno was first marketed by James Crossley Eno. The legend says that his idea for the product arose while he was working at the pharmacy of an infirmary in Newcastle where Dennis Embleton worked, and that Embleton often prescribed an effervescent drink made by mixing sodium bicarbonate and citric acid in water, and that Eno adopted this beverage from Embleton. However, Eno opened a pharmacy where he made the mixture in 1852, a year before Embleton came to work at the infirmary, and such mixtures were common at the time. Eno gave away his branded mixture to sea captains at the port, and in this way Eno's became a brand known around the world; by 1865 he had to move to a bigger facility, and he formally founded the company Eno's "Fruit Salt" Works in 1868. In 1878 Eno moved the business to Hatcham where the factory employed 50 people by 1884. Eno was advertised heavily, like all patent medicines were at that time. In 1883 it was advertised as a cure for cholera and in 1892 for "keeping blood pure and free from disease", prevention of diarrhea, and many other conditions. By 1928 the company had factories in England, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and the US; that year the company was acquired by International Proprietaries, a company that had been established by Canadian businessman Harold F. Ritchie. International Proprietaries was eventually renamed Eno, and in 1938 the business was bought by Beecham for its products as well as its international marketing force. As the pharmaceutical industry transitioned from selling cure-all patent medicines to selling drugs in the 1950s, Eno was one of a handful of products that were retained in the industry. In 1989, The Beecham Group and Smith Kline Beckman merged to form Smith Kline Beecham and in 2000, SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome merged to form Glaxo Smith Kline. Gettings, p. 180; Hamilton, p. 189; Hudson, p. 176; Riall, p. 167 & 238.

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        The Lonesomest Doll.

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1928 - Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine black and to front cover black and red, vignette blocked to front board in black and red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a folding box. In the lightly toned dust jacket with just a touch of wear with short tears and shallow chips to the extremities. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece, decorated title page and 2 full page illustrations printed in red and green ink, black and white vignettes to text, by Rackham. First edition, first printing. The book was originally published in 1901 with illustrations by E. Pollack; the Rackham illustrated version was only published in the US. This is a beautiful example of the title in the rare dust jacket. Latimore and Haskell p. 63; Riall p. 163. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Good Roads Everywhere. Four-fold System of Highways. Touring Canada: Showing Trans-Canada Highway and 75,000 Miles of Main Traveled Highways of Canada and the United States Including Associated Tours of the Automobile Club of North America

      Washington, D.C.: National Highways Association.. 1928.. Color map, 21 1/8 inches x 53 inches, folding to 11 1/2 x 7 inches, depicting the coast to coast highway network of Southern Canada and the Northern United States and featuring numerous text block inserts. The map was issued jointly by the National Highways Association (Charles Henry Davis, President and Co-Founder), the Royal Automobile Club of Canada and the Automobile Club of America with the object of promoting national highway systems in both countries under the slogan "Good Highways Everywhere." WorldCat identifies only three libraries holding this map, catalogued under two variant titles (OCLC number 39690810). The map, lithographed and printed by A. Hoen & Company, Baltimore, is in excellent condition, clean and bright (one tiny split at the left edge). Numerous text blocks (a dozen or more) provide focused information regarding topics such as Facts in the History of Road Building, the Four Fold System of Highways (U.S., State, County, Township), Advocacy for a Bill to promote Federal Financing of Highways, the Relationship of Highways and Airports, and much more. Text states the map illustrates 250,000 miles of United States Highways, while a border illustration depicts the "Peace Portal," a small structure straddling the border between the U.S. and Canada, half in one country and half in the other. The map identifies John C. Mulford as Chief Cartographer and C. C. Faunce as Cartographer. In addition to the extensive information on highway creation is the marking in yellow of many Indian Reservations in the United States. An uncommon item promoting the importance of national highway networks in the U.S. and Canada. .

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        Ars Graphica Franz Xaver Rektorzik Brünn 1793-1851.

      (Brünn) [ca. 1928]. - BLBL III,424; ÖBL IX,54; Thieme / B. 28,145. Franz Xaver Rektorzik (Brünn 1793-1851) war im Hauptberuf mährisch-schlesischer Gubernial-Expedits-Director in Brünn und betätigte sich aus Liebhaberei als Künstler. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. Seine hauptsächlichen Motive waren Landschaften und Tiere. Sein Werk umfaßt lediglich 83 Radierungen. Der Brünner Radierer August Potuczek (1882-1936) fertigte Abzüge von den Originalplatten an und gab diese in einer kalligraphisch beschrifteten Mappe in kleiner Auflage heraus. Beigegeben sind ein Zeitungsausschnitt "Franz Xaver Rektorzik. Anläßlich der Neuherausgabe seines Radierwerks durch Maler-Radierer August Potuczek" sowie 6 Postkarten mit Reproduktionen nach Radierungen aus dem Mappenwerk.Sohn e. Theatermalers, seit 1809 im Staatsdienst, 1832 Gubernial-Expeditionsdirektor. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 26 Orig.-Radierungen, Blattgröße 29 x 41 cm (Titelbl. 27 x 35), Plattengröße 9 x 12 cm bis 20 x 26 cm. Titelbl. stockfl., ansonsten fleckenfreie Abzüge. Dazu eine Porträtphotographie Rektorziks auf Karton montiert. In HLn.-Mappe m. mont. Orig.Radierung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelm II verabschiedet Gustav Hartmann als "Eisernen Gustav" (mit einem Eselskarren).

      - Original Zeichnung v. Hermann Wilke, um 1928, 34,7 x 23,7 (H) Gustav Hartmann (* 4. Juni 1859 in Magdeburg - 23. Dezember 1938 in Berlin) war ein Droschkenkutscher aus Berlin-Wannsee und wurde als Eiserner Gustav bekannt. - Karikatur aus Ulk, hier die Originalvorzeichnung.

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon 1928 - Eight volumes Quarto. full scarlet niger morocco, ruled in gilt, raised bands on spines, decorated and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, by Frost & Co. of Bath, England. In custom silk covered box. Illustrations from the Ellesmere Chaucer, hand-coloured illustrations and decorations by Hugh Chesterman and Lynton Lamb. One of 375 sets. Lettering and headings designed by Jocelyne V. Gaskin. The individual volumes contain: Vols. 1-3: The Canterbury Tales; the text here printed by permission of Messrs Macmilland & Co. Limited is that prepared under the editorship of Dr. A.W. Pollard for the Globe edition of The Works of Chaucer, since revised by him. The figures have been freely rendered from miniatures in the Ellesmere manuscript of the Tales of Canterbury.Vol. 4: The Parson's Tale (also part of Canterbury Tales) and Minor Poems; the figure of the Parson on page 3 has been freely rendered from a miniature in the Ellesmere manuscript of the Tales of Canterbury; those of Mars and Venus pages 165-165 from a miniature in MS. Fairfax 16 at the Bodleian Library, Oxford; the drawing of the Parliament of Foules from a woodcut in Chaucer's Boke of Fame, printed by Richard Pynson about the year 1526.Vol. 5: Boecii de Consolacione Philosophie; the text is that prepared by Professor Mark. H. Liddell for the Globe edition edited by Dr. A.W. Pollard. The headpices have been drawn by Lynton H. Lamb from woodcuts in a copy of the wirtings of Boethius printed at Lyons by Symon Vincent c. 1508-1525Vol. 6: Troilus and Criseyde; the text is prepared by Professo W.S. McCormick for the Globe edition, edited by Dr. A.W. Pollard. The frontispiece and headpieces to the decond, third, fourth and fifth books have been drawn by Lynton H. Lamb from the woodcuts in the edition printed by Richard Pynson c. 1625. The portrait of Chaucer on page 301 has been drawn by Mr. Lamb from a miniature in the MS. of Occleve's Regement of Princes, now kept at the British Museum.Vol. 7: The House of Fame and Minor Poems; the text are from the text prepared by H. Frank heath for the Globe edition of Chaucer, and the Legend of Good Women from that edited by A.W. Pollard for the same edition. The Prologue included here is the second version, the one believed to be the earlier. The text of the Treatise on the Astrolabe is that prepared by Mark H. Liddell for the Globe Chaucer, being based on the MS. Bodley 619 at Oxford. The diagrams are taken form MS. Dd.3.53 Part 2 in the Cambridge University Library. The frontispiece to The House of Fame and that to The Legend of Good Women on page 72 have been drawn by Lynton H. Lamb from the woodcuts in Pynson's edition c. 1526. The portrait of Chaucer on page 194 has been drawn by the same artist from Lansdowne MS. 851 at the British Museum.Vol. 8: The Romant of the Rose. The text is that prepared by Mark H. Liddell for the Globe edition of Chaucer. The miniatures have been redrawn by Lynton H. Lamb from a selection of those in MS. Egerton 881 at the British Museum, a fourteenth century French manuscript of Le Roman de la Rose.Shakespeare Head PressThe Elizabethan scholar A. H. Bullen established the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-up-Avon in 1904. His original aim was to produce a good edition of Shakespeare's works, and his ten volume Stratford Town Shakespeare was completed by 1907. After Bullen died in 1927, the press was acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller. Bernard Newdigate was appointed as typographer and under his direction the press worked within the Morris tradition: Ovid's Metamorphoses was the first book he produced as a limited edition. Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was an English poet and public servant, and is considered to be one of the most important writers of Middle English, and deserving of a place amongst the finest of poets in the history of literature. One wonders if perhaps the Clerk is the character most exemplary of Chaucer himself [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Or David Copperfield

      Holt, New York 1928 - Yellow boards stamped in black, Benchey cartoon figure on front. Moderate spine lean with some fading and creasing to spine, light overall soiling, top end dust, light shelf wear. Internally sound, clean, and unmarked. Illustrated by Gluyas Williams. A stated First Printing, lacking the dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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