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        London After Midnight. Illustrated Edition. A Metro-Goldwin Mayer Picture.

      London Reader's Library 1928 - First U. K. MGM edition, small 8vo., six full-page photographic stills from the film, toned, faint spotting to fore-edge (edge of text block, publisher's red cloth boards gilt, pictorial dust-jacket, illustrated on both panels, a couple of short closed tears, a little rubbed at extremities, otherwise very good. This book is particularly rare given the photographic stills found therein provide a glimpse of a long lost film from the twilight years of the silent film era; it was made in 1927, starred Lon Chaney and directed by Lon Chaney (1883-1930), stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter was known as the 'Man of a Thousand Faces' due to his versatility in his acting and make-up skills in transforming himself into extreme characters from vampires to orientals; he was one of the great pioneers of the silent era. Chaney did make one 'talkie' prior to his untimely death, which also revealed the same versatility in his voice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Volia vselennoi: neizvestnye sily razuma [The Will of the Universe: Intellect Unknown]

      self-published, Kaluga 1928 - Octavo (17 × 12.8 cm). Original printed wrappers; 23 pp. Very good. [The Cosmist Philosophy of the Soviet Space Flight Pioneer]. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (also Tsiolkovskii, Ciolkowski, or Ziolkowski; 1857-1935), the Russian aviation and astronautics pioneer, was one of the founding fathers of rocket science and an important inspiration to the Soviet space program, who also furthered Western research in the field. He was largely an autodidact who operated a small aerodynamics laboratory in his own apartment in provincial Kaluga; his early works were published by himself in small numbers and without outside funding and are today very scarce. Although he is now considered a major pioneer in his field, Tsiolkovsky failed to be acknowledged for his achievements for most of his career, gaining some recognition only in the early 1930s. His work is especially interesting insofar as it is not only scientifically motivated, but also closely connected to the Russian cultural and philosophical movement of Cosmism. Much of Tsiolkovsky's inspiration for striving toward space travel can be traced to his early encounters with the Russian cosmist Nikolai Fedorov (1829-1903). In addition to his scientific projects, he also authored numerous pamphlets of a more utopian, socio-political, and philosophical nature. The present work is the fullest expression of what he called "pan-psychism," the belief that humanity is destined for life in outer space, and that immortality can be achieved in this new "space culture," which will profoundly affect human evolution: "The conquest of the air will be followed by the conquest of ethereal space. ? These creatures will be born citizens of the ether, of pure sunshine ? Thus, there is no end to life, to reason and to the perfection of mankind. Its progress is eternal" (translation in S. D. Tucker, Forgotten Science). Scarce, with no copies in North America (KVK and OCLC only show the copy at the British Library). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        SELECTED POEMS

      New York: Henry Holt((1928)). First Edition, The First Expanded Edition, originally published in 1923. Crane A9: 3475 copies printed., Hardcover, Spine tips of book slightly dull; 1930 owner inscription on front endpaper. Dustwrapper with a few small chips on the front and rear panels, an inch chip at the head of the spine eliminating the title and about five inches of the bottom of the spine lacking. Bright, Near Fine copy in most of the scarce dustwrapper

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Of Dramatick Poesie

      London : Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1928 Limited Edition, 1 of 55 signed and numbered copies, this being number 11; quarter leather with white linen, marbled boards, gilt-lettered, xxvi, 84pp. printed on Millbourn, hand-made paper, no dust wrapper issued for this signed issue [Gallup B7a]. Signed by T. S. Eliot. Rebounded covers show light rubbing to corners of boards and spine ends, else book in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        AVEDOR Original- Farblithographie. Rechts am Bildrand handschriftlich signiert, links nummeriert 40/70.

      - Künstlerbiographie: Antonio Máro (* 1928 in Catacaos, Piura, Nord-Peru) ist ein peruanischer Künstler und Arzt. Máro begann bereits als Kind zu malen. Sein erster Lehrer war der Belgier Ricardo Grau, seinerzeit Direktor an der Kunstakademie von Lima. Als Medizinstudent kam er nach Deutschland, wo er bei Willi Baumeister studierte. Die geistigen Wurzeln von Máros Werk liegen in der prä- kolumbianischen Kunst und Kultur seiner Heimat Peru. Máro war eng befreundet mit César Manrique. Er lebt heute in Hauset, Belgien. Zustand: Rahmen minimal berieben, sonst sehr sauber und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Bildgröße: 54 x 36 cm ; Gesamtgröße 90 x 70cm. Blau- goldene Original- Lithographie in einem handgefertigten exklusiven Vergolder- Rahmen unter Museumsglas. (Graphik 400,00 mit Rahmen zusammen: 770,00 EUR).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        The Heart of Cleveland, Ohio: Forest City

      Rochester: The Du Bois Press 1928 - first edition, folding map, full-color image size: 22 3/4" x 35 1/2" (folded to 6" x 9 3/4"), numerous graphic depictions of contemporary points of interest, several tiny fold breaks & one tiny hole, else very good in original mailing envelope. Photos available upon request.

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        THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

      George G. Harrap & Co,. Ltd., London 1928 - (Rackham, Arthur) illustrator. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving. London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., [1928], 1928. Signed limited edition. 4to - 8-1/8" x 10-5/8". Bound in vellum with gold lettering on the cover and spine; gilt top. 102 numbered pages. Eight full-page illustrations in colour mounted on white paper and thirty drawings in black and white; also pictorial end-papers in half-tone and yellow. This edition is limited to 250 copies for sale in England and 125 copies for sale in the United States, of which this is No. 90 of the English issue; all signed on the limitation page by the artist, Arthur Rackham. Top edge darkened and some light browning to edges for what is otherwise a lovely bright copy of one of Rackham's scarcest limited edition. The condition of this book is FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Building Plans for Egyptian Lacquer Manufacturing Co. on the Corner of 17th St. and Bryant St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, May - March 1928.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 20" x 30". 8 sheets. Job #28. Another listing for this company at 1050 Howard St. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        An Encyclopedia Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy; ...the Secret Teachings...of All Ages

      San Francisco: For Manly P. Hall by H. S. Crocker Company Inc, 1928. First Edition. 1/4 vellum. Near fine. J. Augustus Knapp. 1st edition, 1st issue, being the authentic Subscriber's Edition, which was followed by 4 other (later) 1928 editions (King Solomon Edition, Theosophical Edition, Rosicrucian Edition, and the Fifth Edition), totaling (in all) 2,200 copies, and then further reprintings, each of them ever more inferior, with blurrier pictures, and the type traits of a ransom note. One of 550 signed and numbered copies, and while not called for, this one is also inscribed, and signed a second time. Folio (19" tall). Original 1/4 vellum, paper covered boards, title label, and paper covered wood slipcase (photographed in case). 2 short breaks to the spine at the joints neatly strengthened, little dots of wear, else near fine. Hall's encyclopedia is often lauded as a dreamlike monument to the precursors of science that ought to be studied, and one of the elite books ever published. Or it is scorned as a fall into the shadows, written at the command of his insect overlords. It encompasses everything, so is firm on nothing, reminiscent of ants getting stepped on, and not knowing what hit them, but explaining it with an esoteric name like, spontaneous compression. The symbolism (in it's plates) is unmatchable in other books, and the text has a veneer of historical data that is mostly factual, despite its focus being mostly magical, and it's the confusing kind of magic usually practiced by those who have no flair for conversation. Not that 21st century astrophysicists have much flair for conversation either, and for confusion these overconfident absolutists take a credible observation, such as that the universe is currently expanding, and then declare that it will expand forever, despite having not yet uncovered the laws (gravitational lensing won't work) governing what constitutes 85% of the known (dark matter) and now drives it (dark energy). So what are you to believe? Well, what's safe to believe is that this is a phenomenal book. The maximus color plates are stunning, the alchemical and numinous subjects are comprehensive, the layout is accessible, the text is economical and congenial, and though there's a lot in that feels like sewing a button on custard, and there isn't much in it that's more secret than the recipe for ice, the coalescing of philosophy, imagery, religion, mysticism, and science is prudent, intriguing, forthright, and judicious, and moreover, it's an atypical mingling, meaning, it's not to be found elsewhere in literature.

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        DER IDISHER FARMER [COMPLETE, VOL. 21, 1-12]

      New York: The Jewish Agricultural And Industrial Aid Society(1928). First edition. Period Boards. 255 pages. 31 cm. In Yiddish and English. Title translates to "The Yiddish Farmer. " Whereas earlier agriculture societies sought to resettle groups of new immigrants in farming colonies, generally preferred to support Jewish famers on an individual basis. In its early years. The Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, incorporated in 1900. Focused its efforts on procuring land for prospective [Jewish] farmers and on helping them manage financially. After a few years it widened its mission and began to engage in education. In 1908 the Society founded The Jewish Farmer, for many years the only agricultural magazine in the world published in Yiddish. The monthly contained articles on scientific farming and advertisements for services and good needed by farmers. In its early years an English page was added for the children of immigrant farmers" (Kinsberg, "People of Faith" JTS, 2003) . SUBJECTS: Jewish farmers -- Periodicals. Jews -- Agriculture -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 libraries with holdings, but most of these are partial, often only fragmentary. A different single volume of 12 issues sold at auction in 2015 for over $7000 with commissions. Ex-library with markings only on boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Very Good Condition. (YID-27-14)

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        [Manuscript letter describing the miraculous survival of a storm at sea during the South African Spiritualist Tour of 1928].

      1st November 1928.. ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER WRITTEN BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S SECOND WIFE. Written in black ink over both sides of two sheets of headed note paper from the R.M.S. Windsor Castle, Union-Castle Line. With the original envelope addressed to a Mrs. Hewitt of London, SW7. Stamp and postmarks from South Africa, dated 12th November 1928. Envelope torn open, as expected; lightly browned with a few marks. Letter is near-fine. Jean Leckie, Mrs. Doyle since 1907, here writes to a friend in London from aboard ship as she travels with her husband to South Africa, where they embarked on a Spiritualist lecture tour. As is clear from the letter, their mission was very much to convert as many people as possible to their religion - an endeavour in which they seem to have been reasonably successful, even at sea. She begins her letter by reporting a 'fearful storm', in which, 'had the ship rolled 2 degrees more, she must have gone over, and not a soul would have survived.'

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        Anatomie Mandchoue. Facsimilé du manuscrit No. II du fonds oriental de la Bibliothèque Royale de Copenhague. Publie sous les auspices de M. Abr. Clod-Hansen par Victor Madsen. Traduction du texte Mandchou par M. Vilhelm Thomsen.

      Copenhague : Biliotheque Royale, 1928 - 15 p., 91 plates, Folio 42 x 32 cm. Acceptable. Folder damaged and repaired with tape. Binding of booklet damaged, some pages loose. Pages with small tears and damaged edges. The 91 facsimile plates are in good condition. Text of introduction and translation in French. Text on plates in Manchu language. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The House At Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co, 1928. First Edition. Full Vellum. Fine. E.H. Shepard. One of 20 printed on, and bound in, vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. 1 pinhead size bump to front cover, else fine (not known to have been issued in a jacket).

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        Ladies Almanack

      Paris: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, 1928. First Edition. Full vellum self wraps. Fine/Fine. Barnes, Djuna. 1st edition (in English), the most deluxe and limited state from a total edition of 1,050. Number 4 of only 10 copies on Verge de Vidalon, with both covers of the vellum dustjacket and all 22 line drawings painted in color by Barnes with her own hand and signed by her as "A Lady of Fashion." And our copy is also a contemporary presentation copy, inscribed to Lady Rothermere, (in ink), signed again by Barnes, this time with her real name, and dated "Paris, 1928." Original full vellum self-wrappers, vellum dustjacket, more delicate than a sea monkey, yet fine condition (others aren't fine), a tribute to the care Lady Rothermere took with the contents of her library and, needless to say but I'll say it anyway, a rare book when it's 1 of 10 (no copy at auction in 50 years), a state often mentioned but never seen for sale. Of the 1,040 remaining copies of the 1st edition, the 1,000 on Alfa were neither colored nor signed, and the 40 on Rives, were colored (with less attention) but also not signed. This is the Paris lesbian's roman à clef, written under a pseudonym because of legal uncertainties, and Edward Titus (the printer) blocked out his name on the title page for the same concerns. So the establishment searched the left bank to identify the author with the focus of an undertaker scrutinizing the obituaries for trade, but Barnes' decision to inscribe this copy with her real name begins to explain how word of the Almanack's authorship became public rather quickly. Novelist, dramatist, artist, and poet, Djuna Barnes was held by many of her loudest and liveliest 1920s peers as their generation's most talented American writer, of either gender. Her companion (Natalie Barney) suggested the Almanack as a series of satirical biographical sketches of her fellow Parisian expatriates. Apart from Barney (in thin disguise as Evangeline Musset), there are character keys based on Romaine Brooks, Janet Flanner, Una Troubridge, Radcliffe Hall, Solita Solano, Elisabeth de Gramont, and Dolly Wilde, a who's who of the Left Bank lesbian elite, and affixed to them is a take on Mina Loy, portrayed as Patience Scalpel, the lone heterosexual. The Almanack is told in a voice of Joycean obscurity and bawdiness, with a digressive, circuitous, calendiac storyline. Its theme is simple; never trust anyone with a penis, but the form is looser than a wizard's sleeve, and it's just as drolly amusing and affectionate, as it is serious and biting. 22 beguiling illustrations accompany the text (feminized zodiacs, medieval grotesques, sexual caricatures, baroque cherubs, parodic iconography, and other emblems archaic and arcane), all tame these days but risqué in their time. Over 87 years, interest in this book has moved to and fro, like The Imperial Hotel during the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, but it has always been (and remains) radically representative of the underground in a transitional time, an awakening for all authors and for all artists, and our copy is both unflawed, and (indisputably) rare, so it won't be equaled very soon, or very often, if ever (meaning never).

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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 rules to boards in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. Vellum a little finger-soiled, spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to extremities, overall still quite bright, faint tape residue to front endpapers, patch of abrasion to pastedowns. A very good copy. First Nonesuch edition, number 253 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, a 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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        Royaume-farfelu

      Nrf 1928 - - Nrf, Paris 1928, 18,5x24cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "exemplaire sur Hollande" en pied du second plat, tirage de tête après 13 Japon. Bel exemplaire en dépit du dos très légèrement décoloré comme habituellement. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Holland paper, ours unnumbered but well justified "copy on Holland paper" at the foot of the second plate, leading draw after 13 Japan. Nice copy despite the back slightly faded as usual. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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 rules to boards in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Vellum a little finger-soiled, spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to extremities, overall still quite bright, faint tape residue to front endpapers, patch of abrasion to pastedowns. A very good copy. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. First Nonesuch edition, number 253 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, a 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        BIBLIA/ Det er den gantske Hellige Scrifft, vdsæt paa Danske. Prentit i Kiøbenhaffn, af Ludowich Dietz 1550. Facsimile-Udgave af den første danske Bibel 1550.

      1928 1928 - Udgivet af Det danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab. Kbhvn. 1928. Titel trykt i rødt og sort. Folio. Indbundet i smukt orig. helskind af ufarvet niger med blindtrykt dekoration og spænder i 16. årh. stil. Bind med lette brugsspor. * Med dedikation fra udgiven Einar Munksgaard. Den smukke facsimileudgave af Christian III's bibel, den første helbibel på dansk. Facsimile edition of the first Danish folio Bible.

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        1926 - 1928 - 1923. Kniha 3 [Book 3]

      Prague: self-published, 1928. Quarto (28 × 19.5 cm). Original staple-stitched gray pictorial wrappers; 26 leaves of lithographed or stencil-copied text and images, with 6 full-page drawings by Vovk. Spine extremities beginning to split; still a very good copy. Third and last book of poems by Khmeliuk (sometimes spelled Khmeluk, 1903-1986), a Ukrainian post-impressionist painter and poet mostly active in the emigration. After his involvement in the Ukrainian-Soviet Civil War of 1917-1920, Khmeliuk, who was originally from Lviv, studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts and after 1923 at Charles University in Prague, where he developed a highly unusual style incorporating elements of Dada, futurism, and surrealism. One recent scholar describes the present work as combining "nightmares, hallucinations, humor, parody, statistical details, newspaper articles, and historical facts in a manner that resembles Breton's surrealism" (Anna Bila, Ukrains'kyi literaturnyi avanhard, 368). Daily life in the Czech capital features prominently in the various texts. One of the poems is entitled "Hymn to high-valued currency"; another ("Praise of the fish") descends into a kind of zaum'-like nonsense language. After 1928, Khmeliuk lived in Paris and played a prominent role in the Ukrainian art community. His work was exhibited worldwide and is held in many noted collections and museums. With wrapper design, illustrations, and handwritten text, all stencil-copied by cyclostyle, by Yury Vovk (1899-1961), another Ukrainian modernist artist living in Prague at the time. A highly unusual book, which fuses the futurist spirit with the provincial charms of 1920s Prague, as seen by a Ukrainian immigrant. Extremely rare, with no copies located in KVK or OCLC. Not held by the Czech National Library.

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        Samlade Skrifter

      Albert Bonniers Förlag 1928-35, Stockholm - 8° 13 Bände, sehr schöne, dekorative Halblederbände mit Goldkopfschnitt Rücken stellenw. sehr leicht aufgehellt, Bände allesamt in hervorragender Erhaltung! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petite Mythologie Galante. A l'usage des dames. Les Dieux majeurs. Ouvrage très utile, composé, orné, illustré et enrichi de savantes dissertations par André Lambert.

      A Paris, Aux éditions d'art Devambez, 1928. - 4°quer. 64 nn. S. und 13 Farbradierungen auf Tafeln. Ungebundene unbeschnittene Lagen, eingelegt einen Umschlag mit Titel, im Schuber. Eins von 350 numerierten Exemplaren. In dieser kleinen Geschichte über die Götter und ihr Liebesleben finden sich u.a. Jupiter, Neptun, Venus, Mars, Mercur und natürlich Apollon. Zu jedem der 13 Götter schuf André Lambert eine dezent erotische Radierung. Der Text durchgehend in verschiedenfarbige Rahmen gesetzt und geschmückt mit kl. Vignetten sowie gestalteten Kapitelinitialien. Schuber berieben und Kanten aufgeplatzt. Innen teils leicht fingerfleckig. Carteret IV, 230. -------------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lamia Isabella The eve of Saint Agnes and other poems

      One of 485 copies on paper of a total edition of 500. 17 wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings, engraved initial letters printed in red. Folio (31cm.) [4], 100, [4]p. Original quarter sharkskin binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Waltham St Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press.

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        Electrons et Photons. Rapports et Discussions du Cinquieme Conseil de Physique Tenu a Bruxelles du 24 au 29 Octobre 1927. [Fifth Solvay Conference]

      Paris: np, 1928. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the official report of the proceedings of the 1927 Fifth Solvay Conference, generally considered the most important gathering in the history of physics. "Chaired by Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz and running from October 24 to 29, 1927, the fifth physics conference was devoted to 'electrons and photons' but was dominated by disputes about the ideas behind quantum mechanics. Beginning in 1925, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, German physicists Werner Heisenberg and Max Born, among others, had formed what came to be known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics, which postulated that the indeterminacy in the theory (i.e., that only the probability of a result could be predicted) was fundamental and should be accepted by scientists. There was no underlying deterministic order to be found. Some physicists, most notably German physicist Albert Einstein, did not accept the Copenhagen interpretation and felt that its reliance on indeterminacy showed that quantum mechanics still was not a complete theory. This dispute was foregrounded at the 1927 conference. Bohr, Heisenberg, and Born were not able to win Einstein over, but the dissemination of the Copenhagen interpretation among physicists was accelerated by the conference and it eventually became the prevailing view of quantum mechanics" (Britannica).The Bohr-Einstein debate that dominated the conference "is considered to be one of the most famous intellectual debates of the 20th century, and probably the most famous one between physicists" (Bricmont, Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics). It was at this conference where Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reportedly insisted "God does not play dice", to which Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do." Note: This exchange is not reported in the official printed proceedings.A presentation copy, with "Hommage des Editeurs" stamped on the half-title.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Approximately 1.5 inch chip at top of wrappers spine, additional very light edgewear. Bookseller's sticker on inside of front wrapper. Additional early (likely at the time of publication) bookseller's sticker at the base of title page and with a mini-booklet from the same bookseller affixed before the title.A rare first edition in original wrappers documenting a momentous event in the history of science. Very Good.

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        Aistru Kova. Noveles

      Tulpes, Kaunas 1928 - Cover and four text illustrations by Rimtas Kalpokas. First edition. In publisher's yellow illustrated wrappers, printed in red and blue. 66 p. First Lithuanian edition of the novels of the Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Illustrated by Rimtas Kalpokas (1908-1999), Lithuanian painter, and graphic artist. Ownership inscription on the title page. Small damage to the spine at the tail. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's yellow illustrated wrappers, printed in red and blue [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Electrons et Photons. Rapports et Discussions du Cinquieme Conseil de Physique Tenu a Bruxelles du 24 au 29 Octobre 1927. [Fifth Solvay Conference]

      Paris: np, 1928. FIRST EDITION. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the official report of the proceedings of the 1927 Fifth Solvay Conference, generally considered the most important gathering in the history of physics. "Chaired by Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz and running from October 24 to 29, 1927, the fifth physics conference was devoted to 'electrons and photons' but was dominated by disputes about the ideas behind quantum mechanics. Beginning in 1925, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, German physicists Werner Heisenberg and Max Born, among others, had formed what came to be known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics, which postulated that the indeterminacy in the theory (i.e., that only the probability of a result could be predicted) was fundamental and should be accepted by scientists. There was no underlying deterministic order to be found. Some physicists, most notably German physicist Albert Einstein, did not accept the Copenhagen interpretation and felt that its reliance on indeterminacy showed that quantum mechanics still was not a complete theory. This dispute was foregrounded at the 1927 conference. Bohr, Heisenberg, and Born were not able to win Einstein over, but the dissemination of the Copenhagen interpretation among physicists was accelerated by the conference and it eventually became the prevailing view of quantum mechanics" (Britannica). The Bohr-Einstein debate that dominated the conference "is considered to be one of the most famous intellectual debates of the 20th century, and probably the most famous one between physicists" (Bricmont, Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics). It was at this conference where Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reportedly insisted "God does not play dice", to which Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do." Note: This exchange is not reported in the official printed proceedings. A presentation copy, with "Hommage des Editeurs" stamped on the half-title. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Approximately 1.5 inch chip at top of wrappers spine, additional very light edgewear. Bookseller's sticker on inside of front wrapper. Additional early (likely at the time of publication) bookseller's sticker at the base of title page and with a mini-booklet from the same bookseller affixed before the title. A rare first edition in original wrappers documenting a momentous event in the history of science.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Toilette féminine

      1928 - Dessin à l'encre de Chine signé du timbre en bas à droite, (1928), 22 x 18 cm. Ce dessin de Marcel GROMAIRE représente une jeune-femme debout en sous-vêtements faisant sa toilette. Marcel GROMAIRE (Noyelles-Sur-Sambre 1892 - 1971 Paris) est une peintre et décorateur français qui s'est formé dans diverses Académies Montmartroises (Colarossi, Ranson, La Pelette.). Son oeuvre est basée sur une recherche de la figuration qu'il souhaite rendre moderne et libérée des influences du passé à contre-courant de la révolution cubiste (in "L'Art moderne et notes sur l'art d'aujourd'hui", 1919). Fidèle à un certain naturalisme il aimera à représenter des nus (d'après modèles), des paysans, des soldats, des paysages. Petite tache marginale. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Skyward

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. Quarto With 58 illustrations. Affixed in mylar envelope to front pastedown is a bit of the cloth of one of the wings of the plane "Josephine Ford," in which commander Byrd flew over the North Pole, May 26, 1926. The volume also includes an extra series of plates in photogravure three-quarter blue cloth lettered in gilt, over blue boards, top edges trimmed, others uncut and untrimmed, blue endpapers, in publisher's blue cloth feltlined slipcase (lightly rubbed) Fine No 298 of 500 copies of the Autographed Edition, signed by the publishers and the author

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian open bookshop Randall House ]
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        Orlando.

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1928. A Biography. Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. Small white mark to bottom of spine. Otherwise, a fine copy in the lightly toned jacket, top edge and head of spine a little nicked, short closed tears to top of joints, 1.5 cm tear to bottom front joint, 2 cm tear to top of rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. This edition was preceded by the limited US edition by nine days.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Two snapshot portraits of Truman Capote as a small boy

      [Monroeville, Alabama 1928 - Gelatin silver prints. 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches. Rare Snapshots of Truman Capote, Toddler. Rare and early snapshots of Capote as a small boy, presumably in Monroeville, Alabama where he was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle, Addie and Seeabon Faulk. In one, a smiling Capote stands with his hands on hips a sailor suit; in the other, Truman, again in a suit, is held by his uncle Seabon Faulk. Provenance: Estate of Joseph Faulk, the son of Seabon and Addie Some stains and spotting to one, a few creases Gelatin silver prints. 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

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        Methodik der wissenschaftlichen Biologie. Erster Band: Allgemeine Morphologie.Zweiter Band: Allgemeine Physiologie.

      Julius Springer, Berlin 1928 - XIV, 1425 pp., mit 493 Abbildungen und einer farbigen Tafel - 1219 S. mit 358 Abbildungen, Bedeutendes Handbuch! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5240 Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Einbände minimal fleckig und leicht gebogen, Schnitt ganz leicht stockfleckig, Stempel einer aufgelöste Privatschule auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        The House At Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1928 - Octavo (190 x 128 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and pictorial centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, multiple decorative blocks to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers with original endpapers bound in, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried a novel" (Thwaite p. 328). Christopher Robin was growing up, soon to leave for boarding school, and The House at Pooh Corner would be a farewell. But first there was an introduction to be made. Milne had bought his son a stuffed tiger, "Tigger", and told Shepard that he was longing to see the illustrations for this new character, who would become one of the author's most popular creations. Published on 11 October 1928 in an edition of 75,000 regular trade copies, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'" (Thwaite p. 336); but the stories have never ended for the millions of children who continue to wander the Hundred Acre Wood, where "a little boy and his bear will always be playing". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Sacred Wood

      Methuen, London 1928 - Second edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed by Eliot to his niece on the front free endpaper: "For Theodora Eliot Smith From T. S. Eliot 25.vii/28". (Number of copies not known - Gallup A.5.c) Spine a little sunned and rubbed, some foxing to endpapers but a nice, bright copy in somewhat worn and soiled (supplied) dustwrapper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        LE FAVILLE DEL MAGLIO IL COMPAGNO DAGLI OCCHI SENZA CIGLI E ALTRI STUDII DEL VIVERE INIMITABILE

      FRATELLI TREVES, 1928. ITALIANO 0,4 Morbida brossura con copertina e quarta logorate alle bordature; prezzo storico di vendita su quest'ultima. Dorso stanco alle estremità. Tagli con lieve fioritura. Pagine belle, chiare, pulite. Stampa decisa. Titolo in rosso al frontespizio. Tomo secondo della raccolta. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Drums

      New York: Scribner’s 1928 - No. 36 of an edition limited to 525 copies, five hundred of which were for sale. Approx. 7 in. x 9 3/8 in. 409 pp. 14 color plates and end-papers and numerous pen drawings are by N. C. Wyeth. Orange cloth over boards; pictorial title label pasted onto front panel. Gilt titling on the spine. Lacks the box. Signed by both the author and the illustrator. The spine is faded and there is dusting to the covers. Seven pages of letters in facsimile between Boyd and Wyeth are included. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        An Encyclopedia Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy; the Secret Teachings of All Ages

      San Francisco: For Manly P. Hall by H. S. Crocker Company Inc, 1928. First Edition. 1/4 vellum. Near fine. J. Augustus Knapp. 1st edition, 1st issue, being the authentic Subscriber's Edition, which was followed by 4 other (later) 1928 editions (King Solomon Edition, Theosophical Edition, Rosicrucian Edition, and the Fifth Edition), totaling (in all) 2,200 copies, and then further reprintings, each of them ever more inferior, with blurrier pictures, and the type traits of a ransom note. One of 550 signed and numbered copies, and while not called for, this one is also inscribed, and signed a second time. Folio (19" tall). Original 1/4 vellum, paper covered boards, title label, and paper covered wood slipcase (photographed in case). 2 short breaks to the spine at the joints neatly strengthened, little dots of wear, else near fine. Hall's encyclopedia is often lauded as a dreamlike monument to the precursors of science that ought to be studied, and one of the elite books ever published. Or it is scorned as a fall into the shadows, written at the command of his insect overlords. It encompasses everything, so is firm on nothing, reminiscent of ants getting stepped on, and not knowing what hit them, but explaining it with an esoteric name like, spontaneous compression. The symbolism (in it's plates) is unmatchable in other books, and the text has a veneer of historical data that is mostly factual, despite its focus being mostly magical, and it's the confusing kind of magic usually practiced by those who have no flair for conversation. Not that 21st century astrophysicists have much flair for conversation either, and for confusion these overconfident absolutists take a credible observation, such as that the universe is currently expanding, and then declare that it will expand forever, despite having not yet uncovered the laws (gravitational lensing won't work) governing what constitutes 85% of the known (dark matter) and now drives it (dark energy). So what are you to believe? Well, what's safe to believe is that this is a phenomenal book. The maximus color plates are stunning, the alchemical and numinous subjects are comprehensive, the layout is accessible, the text is economical and congenial, and though there's a lot in that feels like sewing a button on custard, and there isn't much in it that's more secret than the recipe for ice, the coalescing of philosophy, imagery, religion, mysticism, and science is prudent, intriguing, forthright, and judicious, and moreover, it's an atypical mingling, meaning, it's not to be found elsewhere in literature.

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        The House at Pooh Corner.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1928. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Spine ends very slightly creased, 2 small sun spots to rear board. Otherwise a fine copy with the bright jacket, a few nicks. First edition, first impression, the fourth book featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, in which Tigger makes his first appearance and Poohsticks are invented.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Genève ou Moscou

      First edition, one of 109 numbered copies on Lafuma Navarre and in Tellière quarto format, tirage de tête.A very good copy despite tiny foxings in the margins. Nrf Paris 1928 17x22cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Westward to Mecca.

      London: H.F. & G. Witherby,, 1928. A Journey of Adventure through Afghanistan, Bolshevik Asia, Persia, Iraq & Hijaz, to the Cradle of Islam. Octavo. Original moderate yellow-green cloth, title gilt to the spine, double panel in blind to the front board. Photogravure frontispiece, and 10 other similar plates. A little rubbed, corners bumped, spine sunned, top quarter of the front free endpaper excised, half-title correspondingly foxed, text-block lightly browned, but overall very good. First edition. Interesting and uncommon travelogue. Ikbal ali Shah was an Indian-Afghan author and diplomat who came to Britain as a young man to complete his education in Edinburgh, where he married the Scots author Morag Murray. He travelled widely undertaking assignments from the British Foreign Office, and became the publicist of a number of Eastern statesmen, King Abdullah of Jordan, Atatürk and the Aga Khan, writing popular biographies of these last two. He was also an active promoter of Sufism as a potential bridge between East and West, writing extensively on the subject and teaching Sufi "classes", this being an area in which he was succeeded and superseded by his son Idries Shah. The present work was reviewed by H.A.R. Gibbs alongside Philby's Arabia of the Wahabis in the journal of the Institute of International Affairs; "The Sirdar's book is the retort romantic to the classical severity of Mr. Philby. Here is a well-spiced Eastern revue, featuring Afghan raisers, alchemists, enchanted walls, watery blue-eyed Bolshevists, singing dervishes, and mysterious caves, relieved by more commonplace political and literary interludes. Is it all true? How like the materially-minded West to ask such questions".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        West-Running Brook

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed Limited Edition. One of a limited 1,000 copies signed by Robert Frost, this being #629. Quarter green cloth in fall leaf patterned boards, with woodcuts signed in pencil by the artist, J. J. Lankes, in publisher's slipcase with matching number on spine. Near Fine with slight hints of wear to covers, in Near Fine slip case with small water stain to top edge and , light rubbing at corners and rubbing along top joint. A very lovely copy in publisher's slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        The House At Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co, 1928. First Edition. Full Vellum. Fine. E.H. Shepard. One of 20 printed on, and bound in, vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. 1 pinhead size bump to front cover, else fine (not known to have been issued in a jacket).

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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