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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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        Ladies Almanack

      Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, Paris 1928 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Orlando. A Biography.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1928 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. 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. Frontispiece and 7 photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. First UK edition, first impression. This edition was preceded by the limited US edition by nine days. Kirkpatrick A11. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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

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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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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. (As stated on limitation page mentioning that this is one 1,000 copies preceding the trade issue.) New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. Foreword by John Galsworthy, limitation page, 209 p. Illustrated. Good+ condition. Green cloth with gilt lettering. No jacket. Name on ffep. A few stains on back cover. Signatures at front a bit free. Spine darkened and lettering rubbed. Translated by Whittaker Chambers. The book that inspired the classic Walt Disney animated film.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        The Assassin

      First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, t.e.g., dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Le grand silence blanc (Roman vécu d'Alaska)

      First edition illustrated by Clarence Gagnon printed with 725 copies, ours one of the 650 on BFK de Rives.First print of the frontispiece, 32 color illustrations in the text, and many lamp-asses, letterheads, headbands, vignettes and ornaments by Clarence GAGNON. Mornay Paris 1928 20x25cm relié

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        Ladies Almanack

      Paris: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, 1928. 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). Fine / Fine.

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        Esercizi di stenografia Letture - Trascrizioni - Traduzioni - Dettature

      MILANO: Carlo Signorelli editore, 1928. IIED. Brossurato. DISCRETO. 14 20,5. USATO

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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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        Ashenden: or the British Agent

      Doubleday Doran and Company, Garden City 1928 - Near Fine in an attractive, Very Good plus dust jacket. with small chips at the crown and a couple of corners, and some light toning along the spine and flap folds. A cornerstone of espionage fiction, based on the author's experiences as a British agent, and source for the 1936 film, "Secret Agent," directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Peter Lorre and John Gielgud. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen's Quorum. Surprisingly, a much less common title than the UK first. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand Together with Supplement

      Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington 1928 - pp.xi,386. Coloured frontispiece, 9 b&w 'plates and explanations' of diagrams, 51 coloured plates of the various species, closed tear on one plate, with tape mark on verso. Original half red morocco, minor wear at bottom of spine. Fore-edge uneven due to the different paper quality of the plates at the end. A good complete copy of this classic and monumental work, still the best on the subject today. Together with matching format supplement containing 10 coloured plates, (1939). In original maroon cloth and boards. A very good set, which is hard to find of this iconic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Der logische Aufbau der Welt

      Berlin: Weltkreis,, 1928. Large octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in black and red, edges uncut. Previous ownership inscription in pencil to title page. Wrappers toned with some nicks to extremities and 2 minor closed tears to the front wrapper, overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, a central document of analytical philosophy and crucial to the formation of "logical positivism". Carnap (1891–1970) is considered one of the major philosophers of the Vienna Circle; the Aufbau, or The Logical Construction of the World, is his "most detailed and influential statement of a project in general epistemology" (Richardson, p. 1), and drew inspiration from Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Table is Set with Wine and Cheese.

      San Francisco, ca. 1960s.(). Oil on board. 20 x 24 inches. John Payne (1928-2000) was represented by San Francisco's Maxwell Galleries in the 1950s.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Ashenden: or the British Agent

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran and Company, 1928. First American edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. Near Fine in an attractive, Very Good plus dust jacket. with small chips at the crown and a couple of corners, and some light toning along the spine and flap folds. A cornerstone of espionage fiction, based on the author's experiences as a British agent, and source for the 1936 film, "Secret Agent," directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Peter Lorre and John Gielgud. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen's Quorum. Surprisingly, a much less common title than the UK first. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Propaganda

      New York: Horace Liveright Inc, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 159 p. Black cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing. Inscribed "To David Schulte, a great propagandist from whom I am learning much. Edward L. Bernays" on the front free end paper in black ink. Schulte was the owner of a cigar store chain. He hired Bernays away from Liggett, secretly working on behalf of American Tobacco Co. head George Washington Hill, according to Larry Tye's bio The Father of Spin. Bernays would go on to craft the infamous "Torches of Freedom" campaign for Hill a year later. Very Good condition. Small stains to interior gutters. Dulling to spine lettering, faint stain on spine. Light wear to head and tail cloth, a few scuffs, foxing to top edge. A neat, clean signed copy of a scarce public relations work with a great historical association.

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        Venedig, Ölkreide, Doppelseitig bemalt

      1928 - PAUL KUHFUSS, Berlin 1883 - 1960, Venedig, 1928, Ölkreide auf Velin, doppelseitig bemalt, Rückseitig Nummer "47", Nicht signiert, Blatt 47 aus dem Skizzenbuch "Italien, Istrien, Venedig, 1928", Größe: 37,5 x 47,5 cm, Rahmengröße: 55,5 x 65,5 cm Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa Euro 50,-, Welt Euro 75,-

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        L'Ologenèse humaine (Ologénisme)

      1928 - XI-477 pp., 14 pl., 3 cartes Paris, Félix Alcan, 1928, in-8, XI-477 pp, 14 pl, 3 cartes, broché, couverture rempliée de l'éditeur, Tirage unique à 85 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil du Marais (n° 6), celui-ci enrichi d'un envoi signé de l'auteur à sa soeur Éléonore et comprenant le prospectus de publication de l'ouvrage. 14 planches représentant des types humains et 3 cartes dépliantes, dont deux en couleurs. Nombreuses cartes et figures dans le texte. Première édition de cette importante publication, dans laquelle Montantdon propose de résoudre le problème de l'origine de l'homme à travers la doctrine de l'ologenèse humaine (ou ologénisme) : cette nouvelle théorie de l'évolution et de la distribution géographique des êtres vivants remet en cause en question la notion de "berceau de l'humanité". Montandon parvient à l'élaborer en se basant sur les travaux du zoologiste italien Daniele Rosa, portant sur l'ologenèse des êtres vivants (Ologenesi, Florence, 1918), qu'il applique à l'être humain ; il propose alors l'idée que l'homme serait apparu simultanément sur toute la surface de la Terre. Sa bibliographie, riche de plus de 1200 fiches détaillées, est l'une des plus importantes jamais parue sur la raciologie humaine. Ethnologue au Musée de l'Homme, le médecin suisse George Montandon (1879-1944) fut explorateur de l'Abyssinie, voyageur en Arizona, délégué humanitaire en Sibérie et auteur d'un grand nombre d'ouvrages d'anthropologie scientifique ; il est bien connu pour avoir jeté, en France, les bases de "l'ethno-racisme", en contribuant à la propagation des thèses antisémite, négrophobe et eugéniste. Cet ami de Louis-Ferdinand Céline est reconnu pour avoir été l'une des cautions scientifiques du racisme avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il personnifie, ni plus ni moins, "l'antisémitisme scientifique le plus radical à la fin des années trente". (Reynaud-Paligot Carole, "L'émergence de l'antisémitisme scientifique chez les anthropologues français", Archives Juives, 2010/1 (Vol. 43), p. 66-76. URL : www.cairn.info/revue-archives-juives-2010-1-page-66.htm). Petite déchire en première de couverture. Bon état intérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quosego : Tidskrift för ny generation (Quosego : Journal for the New Generation) [No. 1-4; Complete Run]

      Söderström & Co., Helsingfors (Söderström & Co. Publishers Ltd, Helsinki) 1928 - Swedish language. Octavo 19 x 25 cm. Weight 490 gr. Complete run 1928-1929. Volumes continuous pagination. 4 volumes. Wrappers, 210 pp. All magazine issues are in Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, damages, remarks and stains. No. 4 is signed on the cover. Original modernist design wrappers by Finnish artist Torger Enckell. No. 1 Illustrated with graphical drawings by Rabbe Enckell, Ina Behtsen, Hjalmar Hagelstam and artworks reproductions by Torger Enckell. Quosego was cult Swedish-language modernist magazine. In the 1920s modernism in Swedish literature had its strongest hold and its most prominent representatives in the Swedish-speaking part of Finland - Elmer Diktonius, Hagar Olsson, Gunnar Björling, Rabbe Enckell became a driving forces of Quosego. Also contributed to Quosego such well-known Finnish writers as Olof Enckell, Henry Parland, Kerstin Söderholm, Barbo Mörne. The contents of Quosego covered two main areas - poetry and prose by the leading modernists accompanied by critical essays trying to explain and defend the new modernist aesthetics. It did not stand out as ostentatiously modernist in design or layout. Illustrations were used but did not play a prominent role. It was a forum for an emerging generation of modernist writers. Quosego was edited by academic and translator Cid Erik Tallqvist who was well read in modernist literature. The first magazine number was printed in an edition of 900 copies. The most energetic contributors to Quosego were Rabbe Enckell and Gunnar Björling. Enckell emerged as an important modernist theoretician. His articles formed a central thread throughout in which he tried to explain and justify the new modernist writing, often in outspoken opposition to its conservative adversaries. These articles have in time become classic documents in the history of modernist aesthetics. Björing was probably the most radical of all the modernist contributors to Quosego. In his articles he argued for a paradoxical fusion of a boundless acceptance of life and stern ethnical choices. The last two magazine numbers contained poetry from the modernist generation that was emerging in Sweden at the end of 1920s - Artur Lundkvist, Erik Asklund, Josef Kjellgren and Harry Martinson. The magazine, then, formed a bridge over the Baltic between the Finland-Swedish avant-garde and the modernist movement that was beginning to gather in Sweden. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. Spine ends and tips a little rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent, bright copy, with very little fading of the notoriously fugitive orange from the spine. First Nonesuch edition, number 302 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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        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 in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine ends and tips a little rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent, bright copy, with very little fading of the notoriously fugitive orange from the spine. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. First Nonesuch edition, number 302 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.

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        DAS HUNDEFEST [The Dogfest]

      Rotapfel - Verlag, Zurich; Leipzig 1928 - Kreidolf, Ernst. DAS HUNDEFEST [The Dogfest]. Zurich; Leipzig: Rotapfel - Verlag, 1928. First edition. Oblong 8vo - 11-1/4" x 8-3/4". Green cloth backed and cornered color pictorial paper covered boards with little to no wear for a beautiful copy of the book. Printed paper dust wrapper with chipping to the head and tail of spine, minor wear at the folds and some sun fading for an overall lovely wrapper. Plain paper endpapers with previous owner's name neatly written on the FFE. [26] pp. Twelve wonderful full page full color drawings by Kreidolf of dogs, dogs and more dogs, illustrate these verses about dogs. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is NEAR FINE. Rare in the dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man

      Faber & Gwyer Limited, 1928 - One of 260 numbered copies on hand-made paper signed by the author Cloth somewhat marked, with darkening to spine and fading to parts of covers, end-papers browned, else a nice copy’ ownership signature on front free end-paper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Skyward

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1928 - Quarto. 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). 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. No 298 of 500 copies of the Autographed Edition, signed by the publishers and the author. No 298 of 500 copies of the Autographed Edition, signed by the publishers and the author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Edle Nacktheit in China. Mit 32 Originalaufnahmen.

      Berlin: Eigenbrödler 1928 - Gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. Minimale Altersspuren, das vordere Vorsatzblatt mit kleinem Einriss, der Schutzumschlag an der Rückseite mit kaum sichtbaren Einschnitt und mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren. Recht selten. Die geringen Mängel im Preis deutlich berücksichtigt! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 600 4°. 7 Bl. und 31 Abb. auf Tafeln. Orig.-Pappband mit Kordelbindung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.'. PUGH, Brian W., 'A Chronology Of The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle' (Andrews UK 2011).

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        Ladies Almanack showing their Signs and their tides; their moons and their Changes; the Seasons, as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempers

      Paris: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, 1928. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, copy number 83 of 1050 copies, privately printed for the author and with the information on Edward Titus blacked out. Near Fine with light soiling and light shelf wear to wraps, slight wear at spine ends, a small nick to the bottom of the front free end page and a few bits of foxing throughout. A very lovely copy of this fragile production. Barnes' novel based on a Parisian lesbian social circle centering around Natalie Clifford Barney's salon--and debatably either a loving satire or a bitter attack on such. Written in archaic Rabelaisian style, illustrated by the author with styled Elizabethan woodcuts.

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        Le Grand Jeu No 1 (Summer 1928) through No 3 (Autumn 1930) (all published)

      A complete run in three issues (62, 96, 96 pp.) of the French literary review put out by the group of the same name, comprised of writers and artists including René Dumaul, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Joseph Sima, Roger Vailland, Robert Meyrat, Pierre Minet, Leon Pierre-Quint, and André Rolland de Renéville, containing surrealist-inspired essays, poetry, and reviews and criticism, topics include the necessity of revolution and the world of myth, with additional contributions from Maurice Henry, Jaroslav Seifert, Mayo, Arp, and others. Scattered illustrations from drawings and photographs. Some scattered toning. 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps., some soiling and minor spotting to covers, some creasing, edge and spine wear. Paris 1928-1930. In 1922 Dumaul, Lecomte, Vailland, Meyrat, all friends from school, formed a group called "Phrères Simplistes", with the goal of rediscovering the simplicity of childhood and spontaneous knowledge through extrasensory research, pataphysics, mystical texts, and drug experimentation. In 1925 they discvoered surrealism and adapted some of its precepts. Later disagreements between members over the tenets of the group and the devotion to surrealism led some members to break off and the group to dissolve in 1932. There were only three issues of this journal published originally. A 1977 reprint includes the contents of a fourth issue planned for Autumn 1932, which was never printed at the time.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Le Grand Jeu. No. 1 (Summer 1928) through No. 3 (Autumn 1930) (all published)

      A complete run in three issues (62, 96, 96 pp.) of the French literary review put out by the group of the same name, comprised of writers and artists including René Dumaul, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Joseph Sima, Roger Vailland, Robert Meyrat, Pierre Minet, Leon Pierre-Quint, and André Rolland de Renéville, containing surrealist-inspired essays, poetry, and reviews and criticism, topics include the necessity of revolution and the world of myth, with additional contributions from Maurice Henry, Jaroslav Seifert, Mayo, Arp, and others. Scattered illustrations from drawings and photographs. Some scattered toning. 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps., some soiling and minor spotting to covers, some creasing, edge and spine wear. Paris 1928-1930. In 1922 Dumaul, Lecomte, Vailland, Meyrat, all friends from school, formed a group called "Phrères Simplistes", with the goal of rediscovering the simplicity of childhood and spontaneous knowledge through extrasensory research, pataphysics, mystical texts, and drug experimentation. In 1925 they discvoered surrealism and adapted some of its precepts. Later disagreements between members over the tenets of the group and the devotion to surrealism led some members to break off and the group to dissolve in 1932. There were only three issues of this journal published originally. A 1977 reprint includes the contents of a fourth issue planned for Autumn 1932, which was never printed at the time.

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        THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR JOHN MAUNDEVILE, KT

      New York: Printed by the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, for Random House, 1928. No. 15 OF 150 COPIES. This attractively bound, printed, and illuminated edition of a famous Medieval travel book is one of the finest productions of the Grabhorn Press, and was recognized in 1928 as one of the 50 Books of the Year by the AIGA design association. The content, type, illustrations, illuminations, and binding come together to create a tribute to early books and at the same time a very pleasing example of modern private press printing. This book marked the first use in America of the Bibel Gotisch type designed and cut by Rudolf Koch, and Heller & Magee observes that the work "was an ideal subject for this type and for the simple medieval illustrations of Valenti Angelo that accompany it" (not to mention the 5,100[!] initials Angelo illuminated by hand in the 150 copies). The Press had intended to offer the work for direct sale, but the entire run was purchased by Bennett Cerf (who saw the proofs on a visit to San Francisco) for issuance under the imprint of Random House. First appearing as an anonymous French manuscript in about 1357, Mandeville's account exists in many forms: there are at least 22 versions known from some 250 surviving manuscripts, and the work was printed at least 20 times in the 15th century. The book continued to appear with regularity in English during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the 1725 printing upon which the Grabhorn edition is based is said by Cox to be the "completest edition up to date," and it is characterized by Lowndes as "the best English edition." Cox tells us that although "long accepted as an authentic and valuable record of travel," the work is now known to be a fabrication, perhaps pieced together by a monk fluent in languages and with access to a large library, but with no experience as a world traveller. Regardless of its origin, it continues to provide fascinating reading as an account of the known world in the 14th century. Authentically quaint, the woodcuts here are based on illustrations in early printed editions.. 368 x 242 mm. (14 1/2 x 9 5/8"). 2 p.l., 156 pp., [1] leaf. No. 15 OF 150 COPIES. Publisher's Philippine mahogany boards backed with brown Niger morocco by William Wheeler, raised bands, spine with titling in blind. Paragraph marks in red or blue, 32 woodcuts in the text, and 34 large hand-illuminated initials in red, blue, and gold by Valenti Angelo. Prospectus laid in at front. Heller & Magee 107. Just a hint of rubbing to joints and spine bands, tiny chip out of bottom of the spine, very short crack beginning at bottom of one joint, but still quite an appealing copy, and fine internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright. This attractively bound, printed, and illuminated edition of a famous Medieval travel book is one of the finest productions of the Grabhorn Press, and was recognized in 1928 as one of the 50 Books of the Year by the AIGA design association. The content, type, illustrations, illuminations, and binding come together to create a tribute to early books and at the same time a very pleasing example of modern private press printing. This book marked the first use in America of the Bibel Gotisch type designed and cut by Rudolf Koch, and Heller & Magee observes that the work "was an ideal subject for this type and for the simple medieval illustrations of Valenti Angelo that accompany it" (not to mention the 5,100[!] initials Angelo illuminated by hand in the 150 copies). The Press had intended to offer the work for direct sale, but the entire run was purchased by Bennett Cerf (who saw the proofs on a visit to San Francisco) for issuance under the imprint of Random House. First appearing as an anonymous French manuscript in about 1357, Mandeville's account exists in many forms: there are at least 22 versions known from some 250 surviving manuscripts, and the work was printed at least 20 times in the 15th century. The book continued to appear with regularity in English during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the 1725 printing upon which the Grabhorn edition is based is said by Cox to be the "completest edition up to date," and it is characterized by Lowndes as "the best English edition." Cox tells us that although "long accepted as an authentic and valuable record of travel," the work is now known to be a fabrication, perhaps pieced together by a monk fluent in languages and with access to a large library, but with no experience as a world traveller. Regardless of its origin, it continues to provide fascinating reading as an account of the known world in the 14th century. Authentically quaint, the woodcuts here are based on illustrations in early printed editions.

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