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        U. S. A. - 1927. Album de photographies lyriques.

      - Paris. Pour la collection de "Plaisir de bibliophile". 1928. 1 volume in-12, broché, dos légèrement passé. Edition originale, imprimée dans le sens de la hauteur. Illustré de 18 ornementations de Pierre Legrain, dont c'est la seul livre illustré, et qui est surtout connu comme relieur. Ces ornements, en beige et noir, contiennent les titres des poèmes. 1 des 650 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin. Talvart et Place XXI, 97. Monod, 8458. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Gangs of New York

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near fine in rare dust jacket. Light wear at edges, bumping to corners. Jacket verso has clear masking tape layer, slightly trimmed front flap, presents very well, though. No fading to spine panel, just a bit of light chipping and rubbing at edges and a few light nicks, price intact ($4.00). Scarce thus.

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E DI ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO VI (LVI DELLA RACCOLTA)

      GIOVANNI CHIANTORE, 1928. ITALIANO 1,25 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida, in mezza tela verde, con piatti marmorizzati, leggermente scoloriti e con lievi segni di usura ai bordi, piccole mancanze di colore alle punte, dorso con titoli d'oro, con usura al piede ed alla cima e leggermente oscurato, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo, tavole in nero suori testo USATO

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        The Florentine BY GIUSEPPE PREZZOLINI TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN BY RALPH ROEDER

      N. Y.: BRENTANO'S PUB., 1928 BOOK COVER AND PAGES GOOD EDGES OF PAGES BROWN 257 P

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        Franklin Roosevelt Combats Anti-Catholicism in 1928 Presidential Election

      New York 1928 - Typed Letter Signed, to William H. Higgs, on "Democratic National Committee" stationery, New York, September 1, 1928. 1 p. "It is an interesting fact that about 95% of the opposition to him in Democratic circles is due to the religious issue and not in the final analysis to prohibition or any other political issue before the American public."Roosevelt challenges a long-time Democratic campaigner to consider whether his preference for Republican Herbert Hoover is due to a prejudice against Alfred E. Smith's Catholicism. Complete Transcript September 1, 1928Mr. W. H. Higgs/ Lyons, New YorkMy dear Mr. Higgs:Naturally your letter of August 30th is a great disappointment to me and I hope that you will reconsider your decision to vote the Republican ticket especially after all the years you have given to help make the Democratic party amount to something.I know you will not mind my asking you frankly whether you are not a good deal influenced by the fact that Governor Smith is a Catholic. It is an interesting fact that about 95% of the opposition to him in Democratic circles is due to the religious issue and not in the final analysis to prohibition or any other political issue before the American public.If you knew both the candidates personally as I do, I am very certain that it would eliminate any prejudice that you may have in your mind and make you conclude that Governor Smith would make the better president of the two. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. RooseveltHistorical BackgroundJust before the 1920 election, in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, William H. Higgs wrote to Roosevelt that the Democratic Party needed an upstate "header," and that "you were the man to take Hold and Put us in Fighting trim." After the election, Higgs was convinced that "We Never can win until you or some other Strong man takes Hold." Higgs suggested an upstate Democratic Club to work with the "Regulars."[1] In 1925, Higgs urged Roosevelt to run for governor against incumbent Governor Alfred E. Smith. Roosevelt optimistically responded, in part, "You and I will live to see the day when upstate is more democratic."[2] Although Roosevelt made some advances, the area remained solidly Republican: Wayne County gave a majority to a Democratic presidential candidate only once in the twentieth century, to Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.In January 1927, Higgs wrote to Roosevelt, "Knowing that you are more than Interested in the advancement of Gov. Smith and can say that my feelings are Mutual as I am going to spend the months of Feby & March at my old home in Michigan though[t] that I might be able to do him some good.What do you suggest[?]" Roosevelt responded, "I am glad you agree with me that we should all do everything possible to advance the cause of our excellent Governor. Michigan will be a good place for you to tell them about his fine accomplishments."[3]Higgs apparently obtained a position in Lyons while he was caring for his dying wife. In July 1927, he was "removed without notice to make way for a Catholic and Knight of Columbus." Higgs considered his removal "a direct insult to me," and he informed Roosevelt that "the Protestant voters of Lyons resent it." Roosevelt asked the Superintendent of Public Works to investigate, describing Higgs as "a fine old scout who was extremely active not only in the Woodrow Wilson campaign but since then in behalf of the Governor." The Superintendent responded that Higgs' work had been unsatisfactory and that his replacement had "filled the job with greater satisfaction to the Department."[4]After more than a decade of correspondence, Roosevelt was now shocked to learn that Higgs planned to vote for Republican Herbert Hoover rather than Democrat Alfred E. Smith.Herbert Hoover won the 1928 presidential election by a commanding 58 percent of the popular vote to succeed President Calvin Coolidge, who did not seek reelection. Hoover rec. (See website for full description)

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        Eresia - di Oggi e di Domani. Nos. 1-9 (Aprile 1928 - Marzo 1929)

      Bronx, New York: [Enrico Arrigoni], 1928-29. First Edition. Eresia was founded in 1928 by the Italian-American bricklayer Enrico Arrigoni as a journal of individualist anarchism. Nine issues appeared before publication was suspended in March 1929; three more issues would be published in 1931-2. Only the first nine issues are included here. Arrigoni (1898-1988) was a Milanese anarchist, laborer, and social critic; after immigrating to the U.S. ca. 1925 he began contributing to Italian-American journals under the pseudonym "Frank Brand." Arrigoni remained active well into old age, publishing work as late as the 1980s. He was especially active in the movement to aid Cuban anarchists who were persecuted following the 1959 revolution. Eresia forms an important bridge between the Italian-American insurrectionary anarchist tradition of the early 20th century and post-WW2 libertarianism, and it is uncommon: OCLC notes two holdings in North America (Michigan & NYPL), a few others in Europe, of varying degrees of completeness. Nine consecutive issues (issued irregularly), bound into patterned paste-paper boards. Quarto; each issue 32pp; some illus. Binding chipped at corners; moderate wear and toning to contents, including an obtrusive, amateur scotch-tape repair to gutter of issue no. 9; still Good, solidly bound and complete, with no markings or loss. Text entirely in Italian.

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        Rheinisches Wörterbuch. Im Auftrag der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, der Gesellschaft für Rheinische Geschichtskunde und des Provinzialverbandes der Rheinprovinz auf Grund der von J. Franck begonnenen, von allen Kreisen des rheinischen Volkes unterstützten Sammlung bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Josef Müller. Ab 1948 unterstützt durch den Landschaftsverband Rheinland herausgegeben von Karl Meisen. 9 Bdd.

      Bonn, Fritz Klopp, 1928-71. - 1606 / 1530 / 1263 / 1807 / 1499 / 1362 / 2095 / 1510 / 1858 S., 4°. mit einer Karte als Beilage in Bd. 2 und 208 Wortkarten im Text ab Bd. 3 von Matthias Zender, Heinrich Dittmaier, Barthel Huppertz und Käthe Nobis sowie einer Übersichtskarte in Bd. 9. HLdr. bis auf Bd. 6: Hln. tls. ein wenig berieben (Bd. 1 etwas stärker), Ecken und Kanten ebenfalls. Name auf Titel von Bd. 1. Insgesamt sehr ordentliches und komplettes Exemplar. Ab 1931: Berlin; ab 1944: Erika Klopp. Nachträge und Register in Bd. 9. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dirizhabl' iz volnistoi stali [The Airship of Corrugated Steel]

      Kaluga: self-published, 1928. Octavo (26 × 17.9 cm). Original printed wrappers; 17 pp. Illustrations. Owner inscription of Nikolai A. Varvarov; about very good. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (also Tsiolkovskii, Ciolkowski, or Ziolkowski; 1857-1935), the Russian aviation and astronautics pioneer, was one of the founding fathers of rocket science and an important inspiration to the Soviet space program, who also furthered Western research in the field. He was largely an autodidact who operated a small aerodynamics laboratory in his own apartment in provincial Kaluga; his early works were published by himself in small numbers and without outside funding and are today very scarce. Although he is now considered a major pioneer in his field, Tsiolkovsky failed to be acknowledged for his achievements for most of his career, gaining some recognition only in the early 1930s. His work is especially interesting insofar as it is not only scientifically motivated, but closely connected to the Russian cultural and philosophical movement of Cosmism. This pamphlet presents in full the basic design and instructionsn for Tsiolkovsky's proposed airship, to be made of corrugated sheet metal and pressurized with gas. Our copy stems from the personal collection of Nikolai A. Varvarov, the head of the astronautics section of the Russian civil defense organization in the 1950s, and an author of popular works on space flight (with his signature to the front wrapper). Scarce, with KVK and OCLC showing copies only at Michigan and ETH Zurich.

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        Peking, das Gesicht Einer Stadt

      Berlin: Albertus Verlag 1928 - First Edition. Quarto. Sandy colour paper covered hard boards with red cloth spine. In original (and scarce) grey dust jacket. 200 pages of sepia-tone photogravures by von Perckhammer, covering different aspects of life in Peking in the 1920’s, including people of various walks of life, street scenes, landscapes and cityscapes, the old city walls and other monuments, temples etc. Captions are multilingual in German, French, Spanish and English. Fine Condition book in a Near Fine Dust Jacket having some repair to loss at top of spine and top rear corner. An exceptional copy of this lovely book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1-230)

      circa 1928 - a feint ruled album with 230 typed limericks on slips of paper pasted onto the pages, juxtaposed above with cut out steel-engraved illustrations, pp. 230, the last leaf with a needle (sharp, and a little rusted) pinned to it, 4to, contemporary/original red linen backed marbled boards, spine weakening (largely due to the increase of bulk, thanks to the additions). The limericks here collected are of the type that Don Marquis identifies as LIMERICKS. The chief glory of this collection, beyond the lubricity of the lyrics themselves, is their extremely clever juxtaposition with melodramatic illustrations from Penny Dreadfuls: they may be said to lift the lid on Victorian prudery and hypocrisy. We have not identified any particular publications, but some examples are signed by such artists as Crowquill, Nicholson, and John Swain. The collection is datable to about 1928. A few appear in Norman Douglas's anthology, and others in Gershorn Legman's anthology of 1953, where commensurate dates are assigned. Contemporary references to Freud, Stopes, and a Seven Horse Austin, reinforce this dating. The one concerning Freud was composed by Philip Hestletine, and was published in The Weekend Book in 1927: here, the last word is 'phalluses' rather than the coy 'fallacies' in Legman. About a quarter of the limericks here are anthologised by Legman, but many are not, so there are probably some original.

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        20 hrs. 40 min.: Our Flight in the Friendship

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. First edition. Copy #108 in Author's Autograph Edition of only 150 copies, signed by the famous aviator on limitation page in black ink. Above that publishers' name is handwritten by someone, possibly her husband George Putnam, who worked with her in writing the book and whose family firm published it. Tiny silk 48-star American flag in cellophane pouch on front paste down, which flew with Earhart in the Friendship from Boston to Wales. 374pp. Half maroon cloth and marbled paper over boards, lettrered and ruled in gilt. Very Good or better with split hinge at front, bottom and top edges rubbed, slightly bumped corners. A wonderful keepsake of the famed aviator and feminist icon, whose 1937 disappearance remains a mystery.

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        La Boîte à joujoux

      1928. HELLE, Andre. La Boîte à Joujoux, texte et dessins de André Hellé. 32 pp. Profusely illustrated. Folio, bound in publisher's illustrated boards. Paris: A. Tolmer, 1928. |~||~||~||~| A delightful and rare version of Helle's story, which had originally been published in 1919 as a collaboration between Helle and the composer Claude Debussy. This version is completely different, and instead of Helle's illustrations complementing Debussy's score, they are here subjected to masterful mis-en-page by Andre Tolmer. A fine, fresh copy.

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        L'arte di derubare i padroni consigli ai domestici d'ambo i sessi

      Casa Editrice Apollo - Bologna, 1928. ITALIANO 0,3 Volume degli anni '20 in buono stato, rilegato con coperta in tessuto, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo sul dorso, fioritura sparsa, tagli e margini delle pagine bruniti, lacerazione su foglio di guardia. USATO

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        Quaint Stories of the Samurais; Translated From the Old Original by Ken Sato

      Paris: Printed for Private Distribution; Maurice Darantiere, 1928. First Edition. Near fine. 1st edition in English, from the 17th century Japanese root. Original printed wrappers, 1/8" of wear to spine's top else near fine. 5 tales of gay samurai, originally written by Ihara in 17th century Japan.

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        The American Negro: A Study in Racial Crossing

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1928 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Frau Emma kämpft im Hinterland. Durch dieses Antikriegsdrama wurde Langner bekannt.

      Berlin. 1928 - Plakat zur Uraufführung des Stück im Berliner Theater, Unter den Linden. Inszenierung von Erich Frisch, mit Elfriede Borodin, Marya Leiko, Lotte Lieven, Dorothea Thiess, Ruth Iris Witting, Viktor Gehring, Hans Halden, Fritz Ritter und Max Schreck. Das Exemplar ist drei Mal geknickt, das Papier ist beräunt. Besonders die Kanten und Knickstellen sind teilweise beschädigt und mit Filmoplast hinterlegt. Siehe Photo!

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        WESTERN OUTLAWS - Dec. 1928 - V1#2

      Good Story Magazine Company 1928 - Edge tears and light creases mostly to the covers fore edge; small chip out of the front cover fore edge; small stain lower front cover; spine lightly soiled with a 1/2" chip from the bottom; red band almost completely faded on spine; lower front spine fold looks as if it may have been reglued (if so, it was well done); supple pages lightly to moderately browned with some very light flaking to the fore edges, small chips to the lower corners on the last few pages, TOC torn from upper staple but still attached. Complete novel by William Cold MacDonald. Cover by Walter M. Baumhofer. A very scarce Hersey title. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        MARIE LAURENCIN, avec une préface par Marcel Jouhandeau.

      1928 - Paris, Editions des Quatre Chemins, 1928. In-4 (21,5x26,5 cm), broché, couverture rempliée, dos passé. Frontispice contre-collé (reproduction d'un dessin en couleurs), 4 planches en couleurs, 32 planches en noir et blanc avec serpentes. Très fines rousseurs dans la marge supérieure, sans atteindre les planches. Légère rousseur au 5ème feuillet due à l'illustration en regard (voir photo). Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires sur Hollande Van Gelder. Notre exemplaire n°22 comprend une eau-forte du premier état, une eau-forte du deuxième état, et une eau-forte de l'état définitif numérotée 22/100. Les trois états sont signés par Marie Laurencin. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pulp Magazine]: Tales of Magic and Mystery - 4, March 1928

      Personal Arts Co, Camden, New Jersey 1928 - Magazine. Perfectbound in wrappers. Near fine with a nick at the top of the spine, typically wear to the untrimmed yapped edges, and blazing white, supple pages. The penultimate issue of this short-lived pulp co-founded by Shadow scribe Walter B. Gibson, which includes the first published appearance of H.P. Lovecraft's "Cold Air," a story first rejected by Weird Tales. Also included is Gibson's story, "Further Famous Escapes of Harry Houdini," and the pseudonymous tale, "The Girl Who Was Burned Alive?" A rare and highly sought after pulp in wonderful condition.Joshi I.B.i.12.a.

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        [Pulp Magazine]: Tales of Magic and Mystery - 4, March 1928

      Camden, New Jersey: Personal Arts Co, 1928. Near Fine/Near Fine. Magazine. Perfectbound in wrappers. Near fine with a nick at the top of the spine, typically wear to the untrimmed yapped edges, and blazing white, supple pages. The penultimate issue of this short-lived pulp co-founded by Shadow scribe Walter B. Gibson, which includes the first published appearance of H.P. Lovecraft's "Cold Air," a story first rejected by Weird Tales. Also included is Gibson's story, "Further Famous Escapes of Harry Houdini," and the pseudonymous tale, "The Girl Who Was Burned Alive?" A rare and highly sought after pulp in wonderful condition.Joshi I.B.i.12.a.

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

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

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        Volia vselennoi: neizvestnye sily razuma [The Will of the Universe: Intellect Unknown]

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

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        SELECTED POEMS

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

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        Of Dramatick Poesie

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

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        Millions of Cats

      Coward McCann, New York 1928 - 1929 Newbery Honor recipient and widely considered the first true picturebook. First printing, with Jersey City Printing Co. statement on copyright page. Dust jacket is second state, with biographical information of Wanda Ga'g on the back panel, still referring to New Ulm as "a desolate Minnesota village" rather than "a small Minnesota town," as stated on later jackets. Apart from some smudges at the top of the copyright page, the pages are generally clean (and very crisp) with scattered light foxing on some pages. No creasing or tears. A rather faded previous owner name is on the free front endpaper, and a much later gift inscription is on the back of that page, neatly written. On the inside rear board is a book shop label (Lazarus book shop and circulating library, Columbus, Ohio) with a price of $1.25. Boards have some light soil (dust) but really quite nice. The dust jacket is somewhat darkened and the back panel has dust; there are a few short tears and about a dime-sized piece out on lower back panel (pie-shaped). Please see all photos and feel free to ask any questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal 1887-1910 suivi de Correspondance.

      P., Typographie François Bernouard, 1927-1928, 5 vol. in-8° (200 x 140) reliés ½ maroquin marron foncé à bandes, dos lisses avec décor mosaïqué formant, les cinq volumes placés côte à côte, un ensemble avec le nom de l'auteur en lettres rouges sur bande mosaïquée verte en tête, « Journal » en lettres vertes sur bande mosaïquée rouge en queue, les années du journal dorées et placées horizontalement et verticalement au centre des quatre premiers volumes et « Correspondance » dorée sur 5 lignes sur le dernier volume, petits carrés mosaïqués rouges ponctuant les titres dorés, deux séries de rectangles verts en tête et un rectangle rouge en queue des plats se prolongeant sur les bandes, « J. RENARD » doré en bas des premiers plats suivi de la to - Edition originale du Journal de Jules Renard suivi de sa Correspondance. Exemplaire numéroté sur vergé d’alfa.Il est référence sous le N°78A dans les Carnets de Paul Bonet, la série des Œuvres complètes de Jules Renard en 17 vol. chez Bernouard, ex. sur vergé d’Arches, avec une description similaire de la reliure mais pas de trace du Journal. Cette série avait été reliée pour sa bibliothèque personnelle et il en a refait une identique pour un client.Ex-libris « Docteurs A. & M.C. Demaille » collés en contre-gardes.Rare et spectaculaire ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      Methuen & Co, London 1928 - Housed in Beautiful custom clam shell box by Temple Bindery. Discounts considered on direct sales. Further information sent upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AVEDOR Original- Farblithographie. Rechts am Bildrand handschriftlich signiert, links nummeriert 40/70.

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

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        [Photo Album]: Photographs of Cleveland

      Cleveland, Ohio, 1928. Very Good. Oblong octavo measuring 5.5" x 8". String-tied black leather over stiff paper boards with "photographs of Cleveland" handwritten on the front board. Contains 138 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 3.5" x 6" with some captions. Very good album with rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a primary school teacher in Cleveland, Ohio beginning in 1928. The photos are compiled by a young woman and show her with her friends outside of the school as well as events with her class. The album begins with a photo captioned "The Gang!" and shows the woman and her friends all posed together on a roof top. This is followed by a photo captioned "the male quartet and the Ford" and shows a group of young men hanging out of their new ford. Her "beginner sewing class" is photographed here and a group that was performing "Children of Old Glory" in 1929. She taught cooking and sewing classes and is seen here teaching and posed for class portraits. The classes are seen around a school house, on a picnic, and playing out of doors. Also included is an envelope with loose photographs and negatives from around the same time with one photo of a nurse from 1943.An interesting collection of photographs detailing a young woman's teaching career and time with her friends in Ohio in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Das Gesamtwerk. [Herausgegeben von Fritz Werle]. 8 Bände [kmpl.]. (1) Das große Geheimnis. (2) Geschichte der Magie. Erster Halbband. (3) [Dasselbe] Zweiter Halbband. (4) Dogma und Ritual der Hohen Magie. Erster Band: Dogma. (5) [Dasselbe] Zweiter Band: Das Ritual. (6) Die salomonischen Schlüssel. (7) Das Buch der Weisen. (8) Der Schlüssel zu den großen Mysterien nach Henoch, Abraham, Hermes Trismegistos und Salomon. Dtsch. Erstausg.

      Wien, München-Planegg u. Leipzig, Otto Wilhelm Barth Verlag, 1925-1928. - 243 S., 1 Bl. / 294 S. / 252 S. / 273 S. / 341 S. / 94 S., 1 Bl. / 237 S., 1 Bl., mit 2 Taf. / 392 S., 1 Bl.; Bd. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 u. 8 mit einigen Abb. im Text, 8°, Goldgepr. O-Leinen (8 Bde.) Standardwerk der Magie. - Eliphas Lévi (1810-1875), einer der meistzitierten Okkultisten Frankreichs. Nach Miers haben nahezu alle okkulten Bewegungen aus seinen Werken geschöpft ohne seinen Namen zu erwähnen. So sind z.B. in der "Geheimlehre" von Blavatsky u. in "Morals and Dogma" von Albert Pike ganze Absätze aus seinen Hauptwerken enthalten. Die Anregung zu "Dogma und Ritual der Hohen Magie" verdankt Levi dem polnischen Mathematiker, Erfinder u. Okkultisten Jean-Marie Wronski (d.i. Jean Marie Hoene). Die praktische Erprobung der Evokationen erfolgte durch seine Bekanntschaft mit Bulwer-Lytton 1854 in London. Einzelheiten sind bei Papus "Almanach du Magiste. Paris 1894" nachzulesen u. in der Levi-Biografie von Chacornac. - Alle Einbände leicht berieben u. tlw. geringfügig fleckig; ein Vorsatzblatt leicht angeknickt u. schwach fleckig; sieben Bde. im hinteren Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel, sonst gute Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        The Heart of Cleveland, Ohio: Forest City

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

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        THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

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

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

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

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        La Femme et le Pantin. Seize eaux-fortes originales en couleurs d'Edouard Chimot.

      Devambez, Paris 1928 - In-4, en feuilles, sous chemise, étui et emboitage. Edition tirée à deux cent onze exemplaires, celui-ci sur vélin d'Arches filigrané avec l'état définitif des couleurs. La couverture est un peu jaunie (en raison de l'acidité du carton de l'étui) et plissée, avec une déchirure à la pliure ; la chemise et l'étui sont un peu usés. Les pages intérieures et les illustrations sont en très bon état. Belle édition rare. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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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.'

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Believe It Or Not! A Modern Book of Wonders, Miracles, Freaks, Monstrosities and almost-Impossibilities, Written, Illustrated and Proved by Robert L. Ripley, or Rip'.

      London Stanley Paul & Co. () Ltd. 1929 1928 - "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" Rare First London Edition in Dust Jacket RIPLEY, Robert L. Believe It Or Not! A Modern Book of Wonders, Miracles, Freaks, Monstrosities and almost-Impossibilities, Written, Illustrated and Proved by Robert L. Ripley, or Rip'. London: Stanley Paul & Co. (1928) Ltd., [1929]. First London edition, first printing with no mention of later printing on verso of title-page. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 216 x 140 mm). [4], 9-189 pp. Complete. In publisher's dust jacket. This edition is very rare. We could find no copies of this London edition at auction in the past 50 years and only one copy at a library. Publisher's full green cloth. Front board and spine lettered in red ink. Previous ownership inscription dated Nov. 1929 on front free endpaper. In publisher's pictorial dust jacket. Jacket a bit toned and lightly rubbed at folds. A few tiny closed tears along edges of back panel. Overall an about fine copy. "Ripley, Robert LeRoy (26 Dec. 1893-27 May 1949), cartoonist and creator of the newspaper feature "Believe-It-or-Not,". in 1923, Ripley started drawing the feature for the Evening Post. In 1929 a book-length selection of his drawings and sketches published by Simon and Schuster was so quickly and widely a bestseller that William Randolph Hearst directed his King Features Syndicate to immediately sign up Ripley for national distribution. Ripley began, as he said, "drawing real oddities from the whole world.Ripley's syndicated cartoon feature was published in 326 papers, in thirty-eight countries, and in seventeen languages. By the late 1930s he had a net annual income of $500,000." (American Dictionary of National Biography). HBS 67859. $1,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Anatomie Mandchoue. Facsimilé du manuscrit No. II du fonds oriental de la Bibliothèque Royale de Copenhague. Publie sous les auspices de M. Abr. Clod-Hansen par Victor Madsen. Traduction du texte Mandchou par M. Vilhelm Thomsen.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gleim]
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        The House At Pooh Corner

      Methuen & Co, London 1928 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Ladies Almanack

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

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        La Divina Commedia.

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1928. Or, The Divine Vision. In Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, roundels and rules to boards in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. Vellum a little finger-soiled, spine slightly darkened, a little rubbing to extremities, overall still quite bright, faint tape residue to front endpapers, patch of abrasion to pastedowns. A very good copy. First Nonesuch edition, number 253 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, a translation much loved by Coleridge), and with Sandro Botticelli's illustrations, reproduced from the first Florentine edition of the Divine Comedy (1481).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Royaume-farfelu

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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