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        Tennis. With illustrations by the author.

      New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in dark green. With the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in a slightly chipped jacket with mild toning to spine panel. Illustrations throughout by the author. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed for - Douglas Grant - Helen Wills, October 27, 1928". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief mit Unterschrift. 1/2 Seite. 30.10.1928.

      1928 - 28 x 21,5 cm. (wohl erhalten). Else Lasker-Schüler (eigentlich Elisabeth Lasker-Schüler; * 11. Februar 1869 in Elberfeld, heute Wuppertal; + 22. Januar 1945 in Jerusalem). "Berlin 30.X.1928. Sehr werter Herr, Haben Sie meine Antwort nicht erhalten? Ich reise nämlich in diesen Tagen nach dem Ausland. Hochacht. grüßt Else Lasker-Schüler". Brief

      [Bookseller: Aegis Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Urformen der Kunst: Photographische Pflanzenbilder

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A.G., [1928]. Fine in a near fine jacket that with a small chip repaired at at the top of the front panel, a crease to the front panel visible only at the verso, and a small closed tear at the bottom of the front panel. An exceptional survival of a book almost always encountered in poor condition. First Edition. Quarto. Blossfeldt's unintentional conceptual masterpiece, consisting of close-ups of plant forms. One of the highlights of the New Objectivity movement that flourished in Germany between the wars. (Roth 48-49; Parr / Badger, v1, 96).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Der Grosse Brockhaus 15.Auflage, 22 Bände incl. Atlas, 1928-1937, Prachtausgabe

      F.A. Brockhaus 1928-1937, Leipzig - Der Große Brockhaus. Fünfzehnte (15.) völlig neubearbeitete Auflage von Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon. 22 Bände: Lexikon A-Z, Ergänzungsband (Band 21) & Atlas-Band. F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1928-1937. Prachtausgabe in Halbleder mit Kopfgoldschnitt (außer Atlas). Format ca. 25,5 x 18 cm. Wie auch den Originalbildern 1-7,12,13 & 18 zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher in hervorragendem Zustand. In dieser quasi bestmöglichen Erhaltung & mit beiden Ergänzungsbänden ist diese Auflage heute kaum noch erhältlich. Die Gesamtansicht der Rückenfront ist äußerst harmonisch. Die Buchrücken sowie Rückenetiketten in originalem Schwarz- bzw. Rotton (nicht wie so häufig ins Braune bzw. Hellrote aufgehellt). Die Goldprägungen noch kräftig & heben sich wunderschön vom dunklen Lederuntergrund ab. Zudem keinerlei Einrisse oder Fehlstellen an den Rückenkanten & Außengelenken. Ledereinband gering berieben, an den Deckelecken etwas mehr. Auf den Buchdeckeln ganz vereinzelt mal ein Kratzer oder Fleck, jedoch nie gravierend. Der Leineneinband ohne Bereibung, selbst an den Deckelkanten; lediglich Band 7 eine bestoßene Stelle an der Unterkante. Kopfgoldschnitt sehr gut erhalten, übriger Buchschnitt mit der typischen Standspur & gelegentlich ein wenig angeschmutzt oder bekratzt. Innen sauber, Bindung fest, keine fehlenden Seiten. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Seiten ohne Anstreichungen oder Fleckigkeit. Der Atlas weicht (wie fast immer) in der Erhaltung etwas ab: Buchschnitt gedunkelt, untere Deckelkante etwas berieben, einige Flecke (ein halbes Dutzend), eine Doppelseite lose & in einer Abbildung wurde eine Anstreichung vorgenommen (s. Bild 18). 67500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

      London: Jonathan Cape Ltd,, [1928]. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, partial dampstaining to boards. A good copy in a chipped and toned jacket, which is split along front joint and partially split along rear joint. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To George Cosgrove, James Joyce, 5 June 1929, Paris". Sixth impression. Bookseller's ticket of Shakespeare & Co. to rear pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rues et Visages de Londres + 16 Eaux fortes Rues et Visages de Berlin

      - Librairie J. Terquem, 1928. In-folio en feuilles à feuilles sous portefeuille illustré à lacets. 41 pages pour le texte de Pierre Mac Orlan. Texte en français avec traduction anglaise. Lettrines rouges, dessins en bandeaux et dans le texte + 21 eaux fortes de Chas Laborde sous serpentes en deux états, couleurs et noir et blanc. Tirage limité à 121 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 100 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives à la forme et portant le N° 22. Quelques rousseurs pales, infimes frottements au portefeuille. On joint : 16 eau- fortes de Chas Laborde tirées de Rues et Visages de Berlin, 1925 : Piscine (en deux états couleurs - noir et blanc) - Naturisme en noir et blanc - La Plage (en deux états couleurs - noir et blanc) - Scène de rue, en couleurs - Autre Scène de rue ( 2 en couleurs dont une sur japon) - "Boulevards" en couleurs sur vergé d'arches - "Unter den Linden"- "Sous les tilleuls" en couleurs sur vergé d'arches - "Opernhaus"-"L'entracte" en couleurs - Fanfare (2 en couleurs dont une sur japon) - "La courbette" en couleurs - Scène de danse au cabaret en noir et blanc sur vergé d'arches - Autre Scène de rue en couleurs sur vergé d'arches. Totalisant ainsi 58 eaux fortes de Chas Laborde. Bel ensemble, peu courant et en bon état. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 4000 EUR.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIL-ARTGIL SARL]
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        Wir sind Gefangene. Ein Bekenntnis aus diesem Jahrzehnt.

      Berlin, Verlag der Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1928. 308(2) Seiten,geprägter roter OLn. Farb-Kopfschnitt. Buchausstattung Karl Koch, Hamburg. Wenige Flecken am Rand der ersten Seiten. Auf dem Vorsatzblatt eine mehrzeilige Widmung von Graf: \"Dem Mitkämpfer Otto Böni als kleine Erinnerung an einen Züricher Abend OskarMariaGraf, Zürich, 1. Sept. 1945\". Des weiteren befinden sich eine Visitenkarte mit der New Yorker Adresse von Graf und ein maschinenschreiben vom September 1965 ohne Namensnennung, auf dem die Schwierigkeiten einer Lesereiseorganisation beschrieben wird. Fest terminiert ist eine Signierstunde in der Buchhandlung Pinkus, Zürich. Otto Böni (1895-1963) Das Leinen am unteren Kapital mit Fehlstelle. Gutes Exemplar. Good copy. Handsigned and dedicated by Graf. Ursprünglich 1927 im Drei Masken Verlag erschienen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Widmungsexemplar. signed, Signatur, Bibliophil, Exil, Erinnerungen, Büchergilde, Memoiren

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        Traité méthodique de science occulte. Lettre - préface de Ad. Franck

      Dorbon - Ainé s.d. (1928) PAPUS (Dr. Gérard Ecausse). Paris, Dorbon - Ainé, s.d. (1928). Traité méthodique de science occulte. Lettre - préface de Ad. Franck. 2 volumi in - 8°, m. pelle con grandi angoli, dorso a nervi, copertine originali conservate. xxxvi, 1092 pp. con 400 illustrazioni n.t. e 3 tavole f.t. Seconda edizione conforme all' originale del 1891. che era divenuta introvabile. > (Caillet, 3612). Dorbon, 3517. Uff. scat.8

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        Berlin vor hundert Jahren. Berlin und seine Umgebungen im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Eine Sammlung in Stahl gestochener Ansichten von den ausgezeichnetesten Künstlern Englands. Nachdruck von 1833.

      Berlin, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1928. Mit Illustrationen. XVI, X, IV, VI, II, 165 Seiten. 4° Original GanzLEDER, Original Schutzumschlag. Vollgoldschnitt, Schutzumschlag, Fadenheftung. Nummer LIV von 1100 (nicht aus dem Handel). Seidenzwischenblätter vollständig vorhanden. - NUR Schutzumschlag stärker berieben und bestoßen. Einband und Seiten sehr gut und frisch. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Dollars And Sense

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1928. First. First edition. Preface by C.K. Woodbridge. Touch of sunning along the spine else fine in about near fine dustwrapper with toning along the spine and bit of wear at a few corners. Inscribed by the author. A refutation of the sometimes disreputable practices conducted by advertisers and businesses. Very scarce in dust jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph Letter, signed, to the literary agent, Major Pond, on Benêt's "John Brown's Body" and a possible lecture series under Pond's management

      [New York] 1928 - 4 pp., on stationery of "Hotel Le Marquis". 8vo. Benêt on John Brown: "I tried to do my best with him?". Fascinating letter, written soon after the publication of Benêt's most enduring poem, JOHN BROWN'S BODY (1928), to America's most eminent literary agent of the day, Major Pond. "Thank you very much indeed for your interesting letter. I am particularly glad that someone who was actually brought up in the John Brown atmosphere, as you were, would have been in any way satisfied with the reconstruction I attempted of the period -- and of the character of that most contradictory man. I tried to do my best with him -- but one never knows and your letter gave me great pleasure. "I have given a couple of readings from the poem to small audiences - and not under the management of any lecture bureau. And, if I were going to do that thing at all, it goes without saying that I would be much more interested in a proposition from yourself than from anyone else. But, to be perfectly frank, I am not going to do it at all unless I have to. I am not a good lecturer - my voice does not carry particularly - and while I enjoy reading my verse, it's pretty tiring to do it more than once in every so often. However I appreciate your thinking of me in this connection -- and, as I say, if it ever did seem advisable for me to do anything of the sort, I'd much rather do it under your management ?". Two perforations in upper left corner, legibility unaffected 4 pp., on stationery of "Hotel Le Marquis". 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Rablólovag. [The Heart Thief.]

      Thalia-Kultura (1928), Budapest - Original, vintage, printed movie poster. Printed in black on yellow paper. 85 × 21,5 cm. Printed poster of the "Omnia" cinema in Budapest, for Nils Olaf Chrisander's 1927 movie, "The Heart Thief", written by Lajos Biró starred by Josef Schildkraut and Lya de Putti. Folded. Notes and date (March 1, 1928) in blue pencil on verso. Overall in fine condition. Original, vintage, printed movie poster. Printed in black on yellow paper.

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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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 gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine very faintly faded, free endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in a jacket with a toned spine panel, one tiny black mark to front panel and a few minor nicks. First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Zlom. Nove vydani. [trans.:'Rupture. New edition'].

      Odeon,, Prague,, 1928 - Original wrappers, 8vo. pp. 64. Typography and 4 full-p coloured compositions by Teige printed on yellow paper. Limited edition. The second, expanded edition of Biebl's surrealistic poems from the years 1923-1928, published here for the first time with Teige's typographical compositions.The cover design, printed in brown and blue on light blue stock, is strictly constructivist and incorporates both front and back cover. The title page is printed in red and black. VG condition. Scans on request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEMOIRS Of A FOX-HUNTING MAN

      Faber & Gwyer Limited, London 1928 - 395, [5] pp. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5-1/4". "A" gathering with signature mark at base of A1r. First edition, first issue, of which 1500 were printed. This copy Class 1b, with a rough-trimmed fore-edge and untrimmed lower edge. Fabes notes that a "copy which conforms to either of these forms [i.e., Class 1a or 1b] is a first issue of the book, irrespective of the presence or absence of misprints" (p 54); the dropped "o" on p 365, present in our copy, is simply "due to imperfections in the type metal" (53). Keynes also notes that "typographical irregularities have no significance whatsoever" in determining first and second issue. A classic of English literature, somewhat scarce in the trade in a complete dust jacket. Mild shelfwear to extremities; hint of fading to spine; small crease to upper corner of ffep; light foxing and toning to eps; evidence of sticker removal to rear paste-down, with slight loss to top layer of paper; last two leaves partially unopened. Interior otherwise clean, binding sound. Dust jacket lightly soiled from handling; worn at spine ends and corners, with some loss; spine lightly sunned; ~2" closed tear to foot of front joint. VG/ VG-. Blue cloth, stamped gilt lettering to spine. In light tan dj with blue lettering 1st Edition [Keynes A30.a; Fabes 1929, pp 53 - 55]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRIMER ROMANCERO GITANO 1924-1927

      - () Revista de Occidente, 1928, primera 1ª edición, 16x11, 149 pp

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        The Fatal Kiss Mystery

      Doubleday, New York 1928 - First edition first printing of the second full length novel by this author. A stand alone sci fi novel. Light edge wear and light rubbing to the front board. No dust jacket. In very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scene of the Crime]
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        Dickey Byrd.

      Large 4to. Original black cloth grained in green with pictorial block in yellow to upper board and yellow lettering to spine, patterned orange endpapers; pp. [xiv], 13-145 [i]; with full-page plates and other illustrations throughout in blue by Carl Emil Wehde together with 6 fine, and large, coloured plates mounted-at-large by Gustaf Tenggren; a very fresh copy with a little rubbing to upper cover; internally fresh throughout with all plates in fine state. First edition. A fantasy fairy tale about a group of naughty elves and fairy folk who try to kidnap the young boy Dickey Byrd's favourite flannel elephant from his bed one night. Gustaf Tenggren was a Swedish-American artist who became chief illustrator at the Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, in what has been called the Golden Age of American animation, overseeing and working on classic animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio. This is one of his loveliest, and most elusive, books.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Les Odes d'Anacreon, Teien. Traduites de Grec en Francais par Remy Belleau. Ensembles quelques petites Hymnes de son invention.

      8vo., in contemporary half gilt ruled brown morocco over marbled paper boards signed Yseux SR of Thierry Simier, original wrappers bound in, spine lettered in gilt with floral pattern blocked in black, marbled endpapers. Initials printed in blue, woodcut frontispiece by Pierre Gandon. A little sunning to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Limited edition of 305 copies. This copy extra illustrated with 8 original illustrations in pencil, pen and ink, and pastel, 4 full page and 4 vignettes, by Georges Villa. The sensuous drawings are all signed (and some captioned) by Villa in pencil. With a note in Villa's hand on titlepage and a note by Villa tipped in.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Promenades a travers Le Caire. Ouvrage illustré par Louis Cabanes. Préface par S. Exc. Saroit Pacha.

      Folio. Loose as issued in the original wrappers printed in blue and black; pp. 168, [8] pochoir-coloured initials in the text, colour-printed, tinted and pochoir-coloured plates in pagination with captioned tissue guards; wrapper with light wear; a good copy. First edition, number 150 of a printrun of 350. The pochoir-colouring was executed by Jean Saudé for this lavishly produced tome on the Islamic architecture of Cairo. Jehan d'Ivray is actually a pseudonym of a woman, who lived in Egypt and wrote several books on the subject. She was christened Jeanne Puech, and after her marriage was named Sélim Fahmy Bey.

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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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        Lonesomest Doll, The

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. - The Rackham-Illustrated Edition"A Difficult Title To Find in Good Condition"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BROWN, Abbie Farwell. The Lonesomest Doll. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. First edition illustrated by Rackham, published only in America. Octavo (8 5/16 x6 1/8 in; 212 x 155 mm). [8]. 80, [1], [3, blank] pp. Title page, frontispiece and two full page illustrations in rose and greenish-blue, twenty-six black and white drawings. Original tan cloth, pictorially stamped in colors. Small "1951" postage stamp on front free-endpaper. A near fine copy."The text is printed on a poor and brittle paper, so it is a difficult title to find in good condition" (Riall)."There is no more famous illustrator of children's books in the entire world than Arthur Rackham. Indeed, there are many people who make a point of buying every Rackham book regardless of subject, merely for the sake of the pictures. For, unlike that of many illustrators, Mr. Rackham's work appeals equally to the child and the adult, delighting the young reader by its whimsical humor and multitude of perfectly executed details, and adults by its beauty and artistry.In 'The Lonesomest Doll' Mr. Rackham has found an unusually appealing theme, and he has contributed a series of thirty-one of his unique illustrations (four in color), making a volume that should take its place as one of the finest gift books of the year. Miss Brown's charming story of the proud little queen and her beautiful lonesome doll has held a place for many years among the favorite books of the younger readers, and this new and beautiful edition should make it many new friends." (Front flap of dust jacket).Latimore and Haskell p. 63. Hudson p. 171. Riall p. 163. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nero

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1928. Translated from the German by Clifton P. Fadiman. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Spine slightly rolled, edges lightly foxed, occasional minor foxing to contents; a very good copy in the somewhat soiled jacket with a few nicks and shallow chips to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of this historical novel. First published in the US in 1927, and originally published in Hungarian in 1923, and in German in 1926. With the scarce illustrated jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer, from the brief period before the publishers adopted their signature yellow jackets. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The "Pooh" Tetralogy: Winnie the Pooh/When We Were Very Young/The House at Pooh Corner/Now We Are Six

      London: Methuen & Co, 1928. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. E.H. Shepard. A very nice example of the 1st trade editions of A.A. Milne's 4 legendary "Pooh" books. "Winnie the Pooh", "The House at Pooh Corner" and "Now We Are Six" are all 1st issues of the 1st edition and only "When We Were Very Young" (with "IX" at the foot of the Contents pg.) is in its 2nd issue. All 4 volumes are uniformly clean, tight and very solid, with beautiful, unflecked gilt-design and lettering to the panels and spines. Very light offsetting at several of the endpapers but each volume is easily VG+ to Near Fine. And all 4 volumes in crisp, clean, VG+ (or better) dustjackets, with light soiling and very light rubbing along several of the front panels and spines. 12mos, top-edges gilt. Illustrated thruout by the great Ernest Shepard.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        [The novels and short stories.]

      

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        The American Negro: A Study in Racial Crossing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1928. First. First edition. 92pp. Fine in a very good plus dustwrapper, with small chips at the spinal extremities and a little fading along the edges of the spine. Explorations in the definition of racial characteristics, by a Northwestern University anthropologist who was a pioneer in the field of African-American studies. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Log of the Amka ... Edited by Henry W. Comstock

      N.p. [Buffalo, New York: privately printed by the author], 1928. First edition. Frontispiece and 13 plates, illustrations in text, double-page map tipped in at end. 53 pp. 1 vols. Crown 8vo. Dark green card covers titled in green on upper cover. Minor rubbing, small scuff at top corner. Near fine. First edition. Frontispiece and 13 plates, illustrations in text, double-page map tipped in at end. 53 pp. 1 vols. Crown 8vo. Dedicated to author and sportsman Daniel W. Streeter, who accompanied the party. Account of travels in Sudan and East Africa, the upper Nile, on a houseboat. Elephants and plains game. Czech, Africa, p. 132; OCLC 4 copies (Yale, Smithsonian, Buffalo Public, Buffalo Hist. Soc.)

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        The Book of the Saints of the Ethiopian Church. A translation of the Ethiopic Synaxarium [in Ethiopic: Mashafa Senkesar]made from the manuscripts Oriental 660 and 661 in the British Museum,

      Cambridge: at the University Press, 1928 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spines. With the dust jackets (for volumes I-III only). Jacket spines toned, some tears (with loss), splits and chips, spine of volume IV lightly sunned, boards a little discoloured and slightly dished, touch of foxing to fore edges. First and limited edition, 300 sets were printed; scarce, particularly in the dust jackets. "The Masahafa Senkesar is a vast storehouse of Christian legends and traditions and popular folk-lore, and as a whole it illustrates clearly the history of Egyptian, Nubian and Ethiopian Christianity for a period of about thirteen hundred years" (Budge's Preface). Niall Finneran describes it as "a calendar of feast days of holy individuals from across the eastern Christian world and although containing a heavy Coptic influence occasionally gives some insight into contemporary Ethiopian saints such as Tekla Haymanot as well as the activities of the Nine Saints from a much earlier period" (The Archaeology of Ethiopia,2007, p. 28). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A History of Ethiopia, Nubia & Abyssinia - According to the Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Egypt and Nubia, and the Ethiopian Chronicles - in Two Volumes (First Edition in Dust Jacket)

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1928. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Near Fine/Near Fine. Two volumes. Bright orange cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in black onto upper board and spine, small 4to (9-7/8 inches [25.1 cm] tall), pp. xxx, 1 - 335, (336) ; viii, 337 - 674, (675), "First Published in 1928" printed on copyright page, illustrated with 49 plates, 31 in-text illustrations and a fold-out map at rear of vol. 2, index. Volumes with top edges a bit dusty and some light wear, original bookseller's price in pencil to ffep of vol. 1, fold-out map is fine. Price-intact DJs with some small stains and sunning to spine panels and edges, a few tiny edge tears and a small chip from the top of the front panel of vol. 1 near head of spine. Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857 - 1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous trips to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. He published many books on Egyptology, helping to bring the findings to larger audiences. In 1920 he was knighted for his service to Egyptology and the British Museum. Wikipedia, accessed 06/16.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Autograph letter signed to M. Jacques

      

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        Black Gold ; promotional brochure or pressbook early African American cinema

      The Norman Film Studios, Florida 1928 - BLACK GOLD WAS AN "ALL COLORED CAST" SILENT FILM PRODUCED IN 1928. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11" long and 3 1/2" wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14". With orange, blue, and black poster cover with photographs showing scenes from the movie with text as follows: Coming To This Theater. (This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card). The Norman Film Studios . Presents Black Gold. Thrilling Epic Of The Oil Fields With All Colored Cast. One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples. A Smashing Photo-Play Co-Starring Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, Original Lafayette Players. Steve Reynolds, "Peg" [,] Alfred Norcom, United States Marshal, L.B. Tatums and The Entire City Of Tatums, Okla. The other three pages have many photographs from the film, tips on promoting the film, a letter from R.E. Norman to the cinema owner, and an article on making the picture in Tatums, Oklahoma which was founded by a Kentucky born "adventuresome colored man" who founded the town over thirty years before when Oklahoma was the Indian Territory. The article also speaks of John Crisp who brought in three producing oil wells and the troubles he had with crooked drilling contractors, which was the basis for the movie. "He (Norman) soon went into business for himself and by 1920 had made a number of short films as a traveling film producer. After 1920 Norman established himself and his company in Jacksonville, Florida, and began producing all black films. He made several of these "race" films in the 1920's and distributed them through the 1930's. Norman continued to be involved with the motion picture industry in one capacity or another until the mid 1950's. Among the films produced by Norman are Belle Starr (1912), The Man at the Throttle (1915), Sleepy Sam the Sleuth (1915), The Wrecker (1915), The Green Eyed Monster (1916 and 1920), Pro Patria (1916), The Love Bug (1920), The Crimson Skull (1921), The Bull Dogger (1921), Regeneration (1923), The Flying Ace (1926), and Black Gold (1928). quoted from Indiana University Archives, which holds the R.E. Norman papers, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The House At Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen, 1928. Deluxe Limited Numbered Edition. Cloth & Vellum. Near Fine/Very Good. Shepherd, E.H.. A quite scarce Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author A.A. Milne and illustrator Ernest Shepherd and numbered 302 of only 350 signed limited edition copies. Original cloth-backed boards bound in blue cloth with cream-colored boards, with paper label with black type on front cover. Volume has minor foxing and soiling to boards, a bit of dusting to fore-edge of the rough-cut pages which are moderately darkened with age. The dustjacket is well worn, browned and soiled with chips at spine ends and edges but it has protected the book quite well and the black titling on the front panel is quite clear, although the titling on the spine is rubbed. This signed limited edition is quite scarce when signed by Milne.

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        MILLIONS OF CATS

      GAG, WANDA. GAG,WANDA. MILLIONS OF CATS. NY: Coward McCann 1928 (1928). Oblong small 4to, (9 7/8" wide x 6 3/4), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S SLIP CASE with pictorial label. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY GAG AND CONTAINING AN ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING ALSO SIGNED BY GAG! A high spot of children's literature and one of the best books for children of all time, this is beautifully illustrated and has hand-lettered text. See Bader p.34 who describes this classic as "form and character fused ... [where] words and pictures reinforce one another." Rare in the limited edition especially with the wood engraving and slipcase.

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        The Quantum Theory of the Electron. 2 Teile. SS. 610-624 und SS. 351-361. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series A. Vol. 117 und 118.

      London Harrison 1928 - (25,5 x 17,5 cm). IV, X, 730, XXXVI S./ V, VII, 727, X S. Mit Abbildungen und Tafeln. Leinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe einer seiner wichtigsten Arbeiten, in der er die berühmte, nach ihm benannte "Dirac-Gleichung" herleitet. Sie stellt die Verbindung zwischen Einsteins spezieller Relativitätstheorie und der Quantenphysik her und führt zu zwei ungewöhnlichen Vorhersagen. Erstens die Existenz von Teilchen mit halbzahligem Spin und zweitens, dass zu jedem Teilchen auch ein Antiteilchen mit negativem Energiezustand gehört. Dirac vermutet so die Existenz eines positiven Elektrons, das C. D. Anderson 1932 nachweisen kann und "Positron" nennt. - Stempel auf Titel. Vorsätze erneuert. Rücken verfärbt und nachgebunden, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 17, 228; Dalwitz-Peierls 20 und 21 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cawdor and Other Poems

      New York: Horace Liveright, 1928, 1928. First edition, trade issue. Alberts 55. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.. 8vo, original black cloth spine, purple paper boards, gilt lettering. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To our dear Albert Bender. / His friend, / Robinson Jeffers / Tor House, Carmel. / November, 1928." Below his signature Jeffers has transcribed eight lines from page 160 of the text. Albert Bender (1866-1941) was an important figure in Jeffers' career and in the literary and artistic life of San Francisco, circa 1920-1940, as has been well documented. Most of Bender's Jeffers collection found its way into local Bay Area libraries, but this one got away: on the front paste-down Bender has written "I pass this on to my dear friend / Paul Herzog / with much affection. / Albert M. Bender." Further testament that Bender truly enjoyed beneficence.

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        FELICIEN ROPS.

      Paris, Marcel Seheur, 1928. 18.9x25.4 cm., 298 pp., édition originale avec des gravures en couleurs et en n/b hors texte et dans le texte par Félicien Rops, préface de Pierre Mac Orlan, relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur.

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        The Company of Adventurers

      East Africa, London 1928 - 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+. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Melle Olga Spessintyova".

      1928 - Dessin au fusain sur papier vergé, titré et daté en bas à droite, 1928, 48 x 28 cm. Beau portrait au fusain de la danseuse Olga Spessintyova, exécuté en 1928 pour la saison des Ballets Russes du Théâtre des Champs Elysées. La ballerine est représentée tel un papillon, aussi légère dans sa danse. Petites rousseurs au papier. Oeuvre originale

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        Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1928. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original red crushed half morocco ("bound at the Riverside Press", ink-stamp to front free endpapers), flat bands to spines forming compartments, titles direct to second and third within one-line frames gilt, two-line frames to remaining compartments gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, brown endpapers, bound red silk page-markers. 4 tissue-guarded hand-coloured photographic views of the Lincoln Memorial, 4 photogravure portrait frontispieces with captioned tissue-guards, 32 further plates and maps. A few mild spots to cloth, light toning, partly unopened. An excellent set. The "Manuscript Edition" number 75 of 1,000 sets, each containing a leaf of Beveridge's original working manuscript. Beveridge retired from politics in 1922 and dedicated his last few years to writing what has come to be regarded as "the first Lincoln biography to meet modern scholarly standards" (ANB). He had a horror of mistakes and would "work over his material again and again, rewriting the entire chapter many times - a single chapter in the second volume was rewritten fifteen times - until it had taken a shape which appeared to him fairly complete Â… in that form he submitted it to recognized experts in the different phases of the history, asking, or rather urging them to correct misstatements of fact, or wrong inferences, or an unconscious bias of treatment" (Preface). This scrupulous treatment of the facts of Lincoln's life almost certainly prevented Beveridge from completing the biography before his death in 1927. In order to ensure that the project was finish, his wife handed his research over to Carl Sandburg, whose hagiographical account of Lincoln's later contrasted strongly with Beveridge's: "so thorough and professionalized a biography that he might have incorporated more of Lincoln's Whiggish political roots into his work; but Beveridge, a Republican progressive and former senator from Indiana, had become so disillusioned with his own party that he actually found very little to admire in Lincoln as a politician" (Guelzo, Abraham Lincoln, p. 456).

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        War Diaries and other Papers.

      London: Martin Secker,, 1928. Translated from the German by Eric Sutton. 2 volumes octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to the spines. With the dust jackets. One folding map to each volume. 8 pages of addenda and corrigenda on 4 bifolia, loosely inserted. Head and tail of spines a touch crumpled, some foxing to the fore-edges, otherwise very good in slightly rubbed jackets, foxed at the spines and with some edge-chips and -splits, but textually complete. First edition in English, the year after the German first. "This remarkable man, nominally only Chief of the Staff to the royal personage who was Commander-in-Chief on Germany's Eastern Front but actually wielding far more power than would be possible for any British or French officer in a similar situation, set down from day to day not only the day's events but a running commentary upon the characters and qualifications of German soldiers in every theatre of the War. Falkenhayn he disliked and mistrusted; Ludendorff he seems to have liked and admired, but also frequently criticised Â… His comments are racy and often amusing, but behind them there are knowledge, shrewdness, and a grasp of essentials which show him to have been one of the most intellectual of German soldiers" (Falls). Excellent set of this uncommon and important memoir, here with the seldom-seen jackets, and the even more rarely-encountered complete addenda and corrigenda sheets.

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        RAMAN SCATTERING: "A new Type of Secondary Radiation" (Nature; Vol. 121, No. 3048 pp. 501-502)

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1928. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Announces the "Raman Effect," the inelastic scattering of light, one of the most important indications of the quantum nature of light. C. V. Raman (1888-1970) received the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work. [1], xcviii-c, 489-506, v-xvi (Supplement), 507-524, ci-civ pp. 8vo. Original wraps with no outer wrap. Wear and chipping to edges, staining around staples from rust, small cellophane tape repair at base of spine on outer wrap. . Clean within.

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        Yamato-ryu Kyudo Kyokun no maki. [Precepts for Archery of the Yamato School].

      Tokyo: Dainihon Kyodokai?, Showa 3,, 1928. Tall octavo. Fukuro toji, bound-pocket binding, limp purple linen over light card wraps, punch-sewn with white silk thread, printed paper label on front cover. Light sunning at the edges of the wraps, a little shelf-wear, a very good copy. First facsimile edition of a work first published in 1652, and untraceable thus, no copy on OCLC. The text lays out the philosophical precepts underlying Mokikawa Kozan's (1631-1701) style of Kyudo, created essentially as a fusion between the two most prominent schools of the time, Heki-ryu and Ogasawara-ryu. Morikawa was the first to define the martial art of "Kyudo" as a practice. Acknowledging the inexorable impact of firearms on warfare during the Edo Period, he outlined his belief that the bow remained a better agent for developing of the spirit, setting out a regime whereby archery was taught as a Buddhist exercise in seishin-tanren, or spirit-forging. Morikawa distinguished six themes in the teaching of his art, which emphasise the balance between the technical and ritual, the physical and spiritual: Kyu-ri, or bow logic, Kyu-rei, bow etiquette, Kyu-ho, bow technique, Kyu-ho, bow care, Kyu-ki, bow analysis from the mechanical point of view, and Shi-mei, other related virtues to develop spirit. A highly appealing edition of this founding text of the discipline, published at a time when the modernisation of kyudo was once more giving it relevance.

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        Aufmarsch des Nationalismus. Herausgegeben (und mit einem Vorwort) von Ernst Jünger.

      Berlin, Vormarsch - Verlag, (1928). - XX, 69,1 Seiten, 1 Bl. mit Verlagswerbung. Seltene Variante der im Jahre 1926 erschienenen die EA. als Band 2 der "Reihe deutscher Schriften". Die EA, als Vorlage zu dieser Auflage wurde 1928 mit neuem Titelblatt neu aufgelegt. Vergl. W/GII/1; Blank, Kat. 44 / Nr. 851; Mühleisen C1, Seite 80 (für Ernst Jünger). Buchblock und Vorrede sowie der Einband identisch mit "C1". Hier nur das Titelblatt mit anderem Ort und Verlag. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Or.-Halbleineneinband. Kl.8vo. (= Der Vormarsch. Kampfschrift des deutschen Nationalsozialismus. Schriftl. Friedrich Hielscher)

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        20 Hrs 40 Min Our Flight in the Friendship (Inscribed and with ALS)

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo, original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON RECTO OF FRONTIS: "To / Dorothy M. Luqueir / in memory of / an early morning ride to Vail Field. / Amelia W. Earhart" Together with a typed letter SIGNED BY THE HUSBAND OF MS. EARHART, G. P. PUTNAM, on Amelia Earhart's letterhead: "2 West 45th Street / New York City / May 23, 1935 / Dear Mrs. Hagerty: / Before leaving for Chicago yesterday, / Miss Earhart read your interesting letter and asked me / to acknowledge it. She, herself, is so submerged just / at the moment there isn't much time for personal correspondence! / She is, of course, much interested in / what you have to say about your radio. In a couple / of weeks she will probably be going out to the coast. / Perhaps then she may have the pleasure of seeing you again. / Very truly yours, (signed) G. P. Putnam / Mrs. Dorothy Hagerty / 557 N. Berendo St. / Los Angeles, California." Ms. Earhart was the first woman to fly non-stop, across the Atlantic. In 1937, just before her 40th birthday, she disappeared in her attempt to be the first woman to fly around the world. The most extensive air and sea search ensued, involving the Navy; the search was called off, by the U. S. government, after 2 weeks and a cost of $4 million. Gilt on spine is a bit dull; light wear at extremities; a very good copy.

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