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        The House at Pooh Corner. Decorations by Ernest Shepard.

      London, Methuen and Co., 1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 178. Publisher's pink cloth in dust-wrapper. Wrapper lightly used with some shallow chips to spine ends. Generally bright and clean. A very good copy indeed. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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

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        The Stones of Emptiness: A Picture of Soviet Russia

      1928. 216pp. 4to 1928 - 1928. 216pp. 4to. The original typescript of Denys Trefusis's unpublished work on modern Russia, written the year before his death of tuberculosis in 1929. Denys married Violet Trefusis in 1919 and their tempestuous relationship has been widely reported, but relatively little attention has been directed to Denys. He was a fluent Russian speaker and had visited the country both before and after the Soviet revolution- this work describes his own experiences in the country and is an insightful reportage of many aspects of Russian life. He had lived in Russia for several years before the Revolution, teaching the children of an aristocratic family.Bound in 3/4 morocco boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands, light wear to edges, corners lightly bumped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Introduction à la Poétique. [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur - édition originale ]

      E.O., un des trente exemplaires hors commerce numéroté sur vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre, 1 vol. grand in-8 carré br. sous couv. rempliée, Librairie Gallimard, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1928, pp. Edition originale, exemplaire hors commerce numéroté, enrichi d'un très bel envoi de Paul Valéry à Jean Paulhan : "A Jean Paulhan, directeur de "Consciences", son ami Paul Valéry". Bel exemplaire, de remarquable provenance, et enrichi d'un bel envoi. Français

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        La Fayette

      - Grasset, Paris 1928, 17,5x22,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno degli otto numerati e ripristinata Turner Oppure, stampare su grandi restreint.Rare carta e più belle esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 8 exemplaires numérotés et réimposés sur Or Turner, tirage en grand papier le plus restreint. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        BATOUALA. Limited edition containing an original charcoal drawing by Alexandre Iacovleff.

      Paris: Editions Mornay, 1928. VIII, 170 pages of text. All text and illustrations printed on Japon Imperial. Original wrappers are moderately shelfworn, with the front hinge weakened. The original glassine wrapper was torn and chipped, and has been replaced with a custom-fitted archival mylar sleeve. Number 23 of 40 "Sur Japon Imperial (Numerotes 11 a 50) Avec Un Dessin Original Et Une Suite Sur Annam De Toutes Les Illustrations." Many pages uncut and unopened; an excellent copy except for the front hinge which has rolled and has a small tear. In addition to numerous 59 in-text illustrations, it is illustrated with six dry-point etchings (all on Japon Imperial). Included is an original charcoal drawing of a seated figure with his arm outstretched and resting upon his knee, and his other arm resting what may be a pipe on the ground. The drawing is signed by the artist Alexandre Iacovleff in lowercase initials "a. i." There is also an extra suite of 65 illustrations on Annan paper, including six etchings and all 59 in-text illustrations (excepting the numerous sketches that are head-piece (chapter heading) and tail-piece (chapter ending) illustrations. A few plates in the extra suite have tiny spots of discoloration and some soiling. A few pages of the book have a few very minor spots of soiling. Highly uncommon to encounter this publication complete with the original signed charcoal drawing and the extra suite of plates. The author considered this edtion to be the definitive edition, although the text was originally published to great acclaim in 1921. First thus edition.. Signed. First Edition. Paperback. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to).

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        La Divina Commedia.

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1928. Or, The Divine Vision. In Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, roundels and ruling to boards gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. A beautiful copy; the spine, so prone to fading, is here entirely bright and unfaded. First Nonesuch edition, and uncommon in such nice condition. Number 180 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, the first complete English translation, much loved by Coleridge), and with Sandro Botticelli's illustrations, reproduced from the first Florentine edition of the Divine Comedy (1481).

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        La Divina Commedia. Or, The Divine Vision. In Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli.

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1928 - Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, roundels and ruling to boards gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A beautiful copy; the spine, so prone to fading, is here entirely bright and unfaded. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. First Nonesuch edition, and uncommon in such nice condition. Number 180 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, the first complete English translation, much loved by Coleridge), and with Sandro Botticelli's illustrations, reproduced from the first Florentine edition of the Divine Comedy (1481). Ransom p. 367.

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        The Tower

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1928. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent, fresh copy in a very good jacket skilfully repaired to verso of spine, some loss to foot of spine panel and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression, of what is generally accepted to be Yeats's single most important collection.

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        PETER PAN. Or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

      , 1928. 1928. [with letter from Cynthia Asquith] London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1928. Original blue-grey cloth with cover and spine labels, with dust jacket. First Edition of Barrie's famous play featuring Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, the Darling children and Nana, and of course Captain Hook and Smee. "Peter Pan" first turned up as a relatively minor character in Barrie's 1902 novel, THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD. Then in December 1904 this play was first produced, but it was not published until 1928, as this volume in "The Uniform Edition of The Plays of J. M. Barrie." (In the interim, 1911 to be specific, Barrie wrote a narrative version which was published as the book PETER AND WENDY.)~Included in this book is Barrie's 29-page Dedication "To the Five" in which he relates how, decades earlier, he had created (with their help) Peter Pan. Although he identifies them here only as #s 1 through 5, these were the five sons of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, with whom Barrie (according to a biographer) was "obsessed." The boys' names were George, John, Peter, Michael and Nicholas, and in the play they appear as George (the father) Darling, John Darling, Peter Pan, and Michael Nicholas Darling.~This volume is in fine condition; the dust jacket is just about fine as well, with a few tiny edge-nicks. Cutler pp 200-201.~Loosely inserted is a letter from "C. Greene (for Sir James Barrie)" to Samuel Heiman, dated 21 January 1927, regarding a speech Barrie had made; on the front endpaper (which is browned from the letter) is Heiman's bookplate. "C. Greene" was the pen-name of Barrie's personal secretary, Lady Cynthia Asquith, daughter-in-law of the former Prime Minister -- and herself a published writer.

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        The Tower.

      Macmillan, London. 1928 - First edition. Octavo. pp vi, 110, [2] adverts. 2000 copies printed. One of the greatest poetry titles of the twentieth century, this collection represents Yeats entering his mature period and includes poems such as ''Sailing to Byzantium'', ''Leda and the Swan'', ''Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen'', etc. 110 pages. Elaborate gilt decorated cloth by T. Sturge Moore, depicting the eponymous tower in which many of these poems were written. Corners slightly bruised. Free endpapers partially tanned. Near fine with the slightly rubbed front and rear panels of the dustwrapper laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Christopher Robin Story Book - Rebound in full leather and SIGNED to the title page

      Methuen, 1928 A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1928. A good book with some light marks and spots to some pages and a little to the page edges. Superbly rebound in full blue leather with gilt lettering to the spine and marbled endpapers. SIGNED by the author without dedication to the title page. A rare signed copy.[removed][removed]

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        Lettre à madame C...

      Edition, one of the 90 copies on Holland paper, ours off a few literati tradeBinding to bradel half chocolate brown morocco, flat spine cleared with a gold central jewel, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, preserved covers.Precious autograph signed by Paul Valéry: "A Victoria Ocampo - a sus pies Vd - this little nothing she kindly be desired."Some minor foxing. Grasset Paris 1928 14x19cm relié

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        THE WESTERN FRONT: A LITTLE CALENDAR OF THE GREAT WAR (Signed)

      Privately Published 1928 - A clean and tight copy, though the spine label has essentially perished. With an ALS from Armistead Gordon to A. W. Bohannan (author of "Old Surry") laid in. Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        New York ciclone di genti

      Fratelli Treves Editori-Milano, MILANO 1928 - ITALIANO Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, bordo molto consumato, tracce di fioritura sparsa, dorso e margine del piatto inferiore bruniti, punte piegate e consunte, tagli irregolari, quello di testa con barbe, legatura allentata, pagine ben conservate. Quinto migliaio.

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        A Song for Simon

      Faber & Gwyer, London 1928 - A Song for Simon, signed by T. S. Eliot . Illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer, 234/500, Faber & Gwyer, London, 1928, In v good condition. Original grey boards withe minor marks to the covers. Bookplate of L. Harris on the front pastedown. Spine a little browned. The contents are clean and the illustration is bright. Large paper copy 8vo 234/500 copies made on English hand made paper. A Song for Simon is one of five poems included in the Ariel series of 38 pamphlets of poems by several authors. This was the sixteenth poem for the series and is illustrated by the avant garde artist, Edward McKnight Kauffer. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bambi: A Life In The Woods, 1st Ed

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1928 - Bambi: A Life In The Woods by Felix Salten. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. First Printing. 293 pages. Hardcover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1928. Eight volumes Quarto Illustrations from the Ellesmere Chaucer, hand-coloured illustrations and decorations by Hugh Chesterman and Lynton Lamb 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 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. 1508-1525 Vol. 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 Press The 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. The description of the character of the clerk, along with the basic description of the other principal characters of the Canterbury Tales, first appears in the Prologue. The image depicts the clerk as a male, robed, scholar, on horseback. He carries an open book in his outstretched hand, and another text tucked beneath his armpit. This description of the clerk touches upon many themes familiar to the scholar's life over the ages: poverty, food, clothing, lack of sleep, the proper course of learning, or, curriculum, virtue as a moral foundation of education and as a guide for everyday life, essential to the vocation of a life as student and teacher Fine, superb One of 375 sets. Lettering and headings designed by Jocelyne V. Gaskin

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        THE WOBURN BOOKS. Eighteen volume set. Limited editions signed by the authors, including D.H. Lawrence, G.K. Chesterton, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Graves, David Garnett, and others.

      London: Elkins Mathews & Marrot, 1928. A complete set of the Woburn Books each in their original dustjacket. Minor shelfwear to bindings. Minimal foxing in some instances. The spines of the dustjackets are all lightly browned, and many have tiny chips to the extremities, small tears, small tape repair/strengthening on the reverse of some edges, and other minor defects; protected in archival mylar. The endpapers of most volumes are toned. Limited edition of 530 copies of which the first 500 were for sale. Published in 1928: 1) The Sword of Wood (Not numbered) by G.K. Chesterton, 25 pp.; 2) The Dewpond (No.255) by T.F. Powys, 29 pp.; 3) A Wedding Morn (No.446) by Sheila Kaye-Smith, 50 pp.; 4) Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (No.304) by Martin Armstrong, 26 pp.; 5) The Apple Disdained (No.205) by R.H. Mottram, 30 pp.; 6) The Man Who Missed the Bus (No.286) by Stella Benson, 31 pp.; 7) Rawdon

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        La règle de l'homme

      First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on vieux Japon paper with a colored suite of woodcuts on China paper, the tirage de tête.Illustrated with 6 original lithographs by Marise Rudis.A rare and very good copy retaining its suite on China paper. Gallimard Paris 1928 15,5x20,5cm broché

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        Verlainiens et décadents

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

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        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.

      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 WOBURN BOOKS. Eighteen volume set. Limited editions signed by the authors, including D.H. Lawrence, G.K. Chesterton, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Graves, David Garnett, and others.

      London: Elkins Mathews & Marrot, 1928. A complete set of the Woburn Books each in their original dustjacket. Minor shelfwear to bindings. Minimal foxing in some instances. The spines of the dustjackets are all lightly browned, and many have tiny chips to the extremities, small tears, small tape repair/strengthening on the reverse of some edges, and other minor defects; protected in archival mylar. The endpapers of most volumes are toned. Limited edition of 530 copies of which the first 500 were for sale. Published in 1928: 1) The Sword of Wood (Not numbered) by G.K. Chesterton, 25 pp.; 2) The Dewpond (No.255) by T.F. Powys, 29 pp.; 3) A Wedding Morn (No.446) by Sheila Kaye-Smith, 50 pp.; 4) Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (No.304) by Martin Armstrong, 26 pp.; 5) The Apple Disdained (No.205) by R.H. Mottram, 30 pp.; 6) The Man Who Missed the Bus (No.286) by Stella Benson, 31 pp.; 7) Rawdon?s Roof (No.43) by D.H. Lawrence, 32 pp. (small piece clipped off of dj inner front flap); 8) The Old Dovecote (No.468) by David Garnett, 27 pp. Published in 1929: 9) The Male Impersonator (No.511 for presentation) by E.F. Benson, 28 pp. (dj spine chipped); 10. Alice and The Lost Novel (No.192) by Sherwood Anderson, 27 pp.; 11) Full Circle (No.480) by Algernon Blackwood, 22 pp.; 12) The Linhay on the Downs (No.152) by Henry Williamson, 26 pp.; 13) Fame (No.458) by May Sinclair, 40 pp.; 14) The Goldfish under the Ice (No.23) by Christopher Morley, 26 pp.; 15) A Ghost in the Isle of Wight (No.487) by Shane Leslie, 30 pp.; 16) The Shout (No.144) by Robert Graves, 31 pp. (dj spine torn); 17) Triall by Armes (No.239) by Joseph Hergesheimer, 30 pp.; 18) Some World Far from Ours (No.236) by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 31 pp.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

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        Candide ou l'optimisme. Traduit de l'allemand de M. Le Docteur Ralph avec les additions trouvées dans la poche du Docteur Lorsqu'il mourut à Minden en l'an de grâce 1759. Nouvelle édition avec des Figures de S. Sauvage gravées sur cuivre ...

      Paris: s.n., 1928 (6p) - 157 pages - (7p). Reliure illustrée en parfaite condition. Pages intérieures sans inscription, propres et solides, en parfaite condition. 168 jolies petites compositions, soit 54 eaux-fortes rehaussées à l'aquarelle (frontispice et 53 vignettes : couverture, titre, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, in texto) et 114 bois (112 lettrines rehaussées de rouge, vignettes de justification et de colophon). Tirage limité à 237 exemplaires numérotés, un des 185 sur vélin de Montval (exemplaire n° 201). TRES RARE malgré le tirage. MAGNIFIQUE OUVRAGE!!!!! Photos disponibles sur demande.1,5 kg.

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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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        Sakarthwelos Geographiuli Sazogaboebis Mthaswlamgza Wrosnobis Ganquphilebis Ekhspediciis Mqinwarewerze Aswla Semodgomith 1927 Clis 9 Noembers.

      Ekspeditsii turisticheskogo otdela geogr. obshschestva SSR Gruzii Tbilisi 1928 - Landscape 8vo (17 x 24.5 cm), 56 pp., illustrated with 25 plates, text in Georgian with French and Russian epitome; original printed wrappers, small tear to lower cover, minor rubbing to edges. Fine example of the first-hand account of the expedition to the peak of the mount Kazbek undertaken in November 1927 by a group of eleven mountaineers headed by Simon Dzhaparidze (1897-1929). The group started the ascending at the Gergeti glacier, bypassed the cone of the peak from the west, and reaching its saddle climbed to the top. Subsequently, this path was named after Japaridze. Aslanishvili (1891-1957), the author of the account and a participant of the ascending, was the Honoured Physician of the Georgian Republic, a scientist and mountaineer. The main text is in Georgian, accompanied by a summary in Russian and French. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Blossom; A Fairy Story.

      4to. Original blue cloth-backed patterned boards with onlaid pictorial lettering-label to upper cover, pictorial endpapers; pp. [viii], [1]-94 + [ii]; with 8 fine, and exquisite, fairy plates in full colour, 8 in striking black-and-white and some line-drawings in the text; a beautiful copy with only light external rubbing and minute wear to lower corner tips, internally equally fresh throughout with fine plates. First U.K. edition of one of Outhwaite's most beautiful fairy books.

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        Edward Bawden CBE RA, British 1903-1989- ''The First Appearance Of A Beast-Fish'', illustration to The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins; pen, brush and black ink.

      J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd.John Murray., London 1928 - Edward Bawden CBE RA, British 1903-1989- ''The First Appearance Of A Beast-Fish'', illustration to The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins; pen, brush and black ink, inscribed in pencil, 29x20.1cm. Note: See ''The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins'' by Robert Paltock, J M Dent & Sons, London & Toronto, 1928, p.82, for corresponding illustration. Monuted ona mock-up of the final page, with staining to top edge, pencil annotations for cropping, thumbed and creased. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Quantum Theory of the Electron

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1928. Royal8vo. In the original printed wrappers. In "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 117, No. 778". Black cloth backstrip pasted on to spine, otherwise a fine copy (without institutional stamps). [Dirac's paper:]Pp 610-624. [Entire issue:] Pp. 541-730, (2), XXXVI, X + 6 plates. First printing of Dirac's landmark paper in which he unified quantum mechanics and relativity and implied the existence of antimatter now known as the Dirac Equation; one of the great triumphs of theoretical physics which brought him on a par with the works of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein before him. In 1933 he was awarded the Nobel Price in Physics "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory", a direct consequence of the present paper. "[The Dirac Equations] ranks among the highest achievements of twentieth-century science" (Pais, Inward Bound, p. 290)."In the Dirac equation not only quantum mechanics and the special theory of relativity were married, but also the spin of the electron is contained in it without any ad hoc assumption. But the equation not just beautifully described known phenomena, it did more. It predicted the existence of electrons with negative energy. This was at first held to be a severe problem of the theory but was finally understood as great progress, because negative-energy electrons could be interpreted as hitherto unknown particles. Thus, the existence of new particles was predicted which had all properties of the electron except for the electric charge. These particles were indeed found four years after the equation. Dirac is often quoted to have said that his equation 'contains most of physics and all of chemistry'." (Brandt, The Harvest of a Century)."Even with the many successful applications of quantum mechanics to spectroscopy and other areas of physics, the theory was not without problems. There was, for example, the question of the relationship between relativity and quantum mechanics. If quantum mechanics was really a fundamental theory of the microcosmos, it ought to be consistent with the fundamental theory of macroscopic bodies, the (special) theory of relativity. Yet it was obvious from the very beginning that this was not the case. It was not too difficult to construct a relativistic quantum wave equation, such as Schrödinger had already done privately and as Oskar Klein, Walter Gordon, and several other physicists did in 1926-27. Unfortunately, this equation, known as the Klein-Gordon equation, did not result in the correct fine structure of hydrogen and it proved impossible to combine it with the spin theory that Pauli had proposed in 1927. The solution appeared in January 1928, when Dirac published his classical paper on 'The Quantum Theory of the Electron', which included a relativistic wave equation that automatically incorporated the correct spin. Dirac's equation was of the same general form as Schrödinger's equation [...] and included matrices with four rows and four columns; correspondingly the Dirac wave function had four components. Most remarkably, without introducing the spinning electron in advance, the equation contained the correct spin. In a certain, unhistorical sense, had spin not been discovered empirically, it would have turned up deductively from Dirac's theory. The new theory was quickly accepted when it turned out that the Dirac eigenvalue equation for a hydrogen atom resulted in exactly the same energy equation that Sommerfeld had derived in 1916. Dirac's relativistic wave equation marked the end of the pioneering and heroic phase of quantum mechanics, and also marked the beginning of a new phase" (Kragh, Quantum Generations, p. 167)

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        A still from Garbo's 1928 silent film, The Mysterious Lady — from the actress' personal collection

      n.p., n.d.. 8" x10". "An 8” x 10” black and white photograph by Ruth Harriet Louise, a full-length portrait of Garbo seated upon a Louis XIV sofa in the 1928 MGM silent film, The Mysterious Lady, in the role of Tania Fedorova. A later print. Very fine condition.From the estate of Greta Garbo. Offered with a letter of provenance. "

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover.

      Florence: privately printed, 1928 - Quarto. Original brown paper boards with printed spine label and Lawrence phoenix blocked in black to front board, partly unopened. With the unprinted dust jacket. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box with titles to spine in gilt and brown cloth sides ruled in gilt. Hairline split to front joint neatly repaired, front board with one faint finger mark and light bump to bottom corner, slight staining from binder's glue to bottom edge of free endpapers and last leaf, else contents crisp. An excellent copy in a lightly spotted jacket with a few tiny chips and one short closed tear to spine. First edition, first impression. Number 780 of 1,000 copies signed by Lawrence. One of the most famous and controversial publications of the century, its first appearance was abroad for fear of prosecution in England. It would be more than 30 years before an unexpurgated edition appeared in the UK. Roberts A42a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE WOBURN BOOKS. Eighteen volume set. Limited editions signed by the authors, including D.H. Lawrence, G.K. Chesterton, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Graves, David Garnett, and others.

      Elkins Mathews & Marrot, London 1928 - A complete set of the Woburn Books each in their original dustjacket. Minor shelfwear to bindings. Minimal foxing in some instances. The spines of the dustjackets are all lightly browned, and many have tiny chips to the extremities, small tears, small tape repair/strengthening on the reverse of some edges, and other minor defects; protected in archival mylar. The endpapers of most volumes are toned. Limited edition of 530 copies of which the first 500 were for sale. Published in 1928: 1) The Sword of Wood (Not numbered) by G.K. Chesterton, 25 pp.; 2) The Dewpond (No.255) by T.F. Powys, 29 pp.; 3) A Wedding Morn (No.446) by Sheila Kaye-Smith, 50 pp.; 4) Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (No.304) by Martin Armstrong, 26 pp.; 5) The Apple Disdained (No.205) by R.H. Mottram, 30 pp.; 6) The Man Who Missed the Bus (No.286) by Stella Benson, 31 pp.; 7) Rawdon’s Roof (No.43) by D.H. Lawrence, 32 pp. (small piece clipped off of dj inner front flap); 8) The Old Dovecote (No.468) by David Garnett, 27 pp. Published in 1929: 9) The Male Impersonator (No.511 for presentation) by E.F. Benson, 28 pp. (dj spine chipped); 10. Alice and The Lost Novel (No.192) by Sherwood Anderson, 27 pp.; 11) Full Circle (No.480) by Algernon Blackwood, 22 pp.; 12) The Linhay on the Downs (No.152) by Henry Williamson, 26 pp.; 13) Fame (No.458) by May Sinclair, 40 pp.; 14) The Goldfish under the Ice (No.23) by Christopher Morley, 26 pp.; 15) A Ghost in the Isle of Wight (No.487) by Shane Leslie, 30 pp.; 16) The Shout (No.144) by Robert Graves, 31 pp. (dj spine torn); 17) Triall by Armes (No.239) by Joseph Hergesheimer, 30 pp.; 18) Some World Far from Ours (No.236) by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 31 pp. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Signed Photograph

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

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

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

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        The Lonesomest Doll.

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

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        Le bourreau du Pérou

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

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

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

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        La Fayette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nadja

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

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        The Tower

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

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