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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        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]

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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.

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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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        The company of adventurers.

      London Methuen 1928 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 318pp., map frontispiece, 10 plates, foreward by Lord Cranworth, original brown cloth, dust-wrapper (a little worn and with some repairs), with a letter from the author's son and a postcard showing the author loosely inserted, a very good copy. Scarce with wrapper. "Boyes recounts his adventures in East Africa, particularly hunting elephant in the Lado Enclave, and on safari with W. N. McMillan and C. W. l. Bulpett near the Donyo Sabuk for lion and rhinoceros" (Czech). Czech p21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1928. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Printing (July, 1928). First published in German in 1923, and offered here in its first English edition, this is the story of a young male deer whose experiences of life in the forest and unfortunate contacts with human comprise what is considered to be one of the first environmental novels. In his foreword, Nobel Prize-winner John Galsworthy declares, "For delicacy of perception and essential truth I can hardly know any story of animals that can stand beside this study of a forest deer." This is all the more remarkable since the author was a city boy: a Hungarian Jew by birth, Salten (1869-1945) grew up in Vienna, where he lived and worked until forced by the Nazis to flee to Switzerland in 1936. He wrote prolifically, but "Bambi" is by far his best-known work. It has been translated into 30 languages, and although written for adults, was memorably made into an animated film by Disney in 1942. "Bambi" is difficult to find in fine condition.. 205 x 135 mm. (8 x 5 3/8"). 293, [1] (ads) pp. Translated by Whittaker Chambers. Foreword by John Galsworthy. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Printing (July, 1928). Publisher's green cloth, pictorial endpapers. In the original illustrated dust jacket. With 26 full-page illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Dust jacket lightly soiled and with minor chips and tears at spine ends, front cover with a hint of mottling, otherwise fine, the jacket and covers in overall excellent condition, and the text immaculate. First published in German in 1923, and offered here in its first English edition, this is the story of a young male deer whose experiences of life in the forest and unfortunate contacts with human comprise what is considered to be one of the first environmental novels. In his foreword, Nobel Prize-winner John Galsworthy declares, "For delicacy of perception and essential truth I can hardly know any story of animals that can stand beside this study of a forest deer." This is all the more remarkable since the author was a city boy: a Hungarian Jew by birth, Salten (1869-1945) grew up in Vienna, where he lived and worked until forced by the Nazis to flee to Switzerland in 1936. He wrote prolifically, but "Bambi" is by far his best-known work. It has been translated into 30 languages, and although written for adults, was memorably made into an animated film by Disney in 1942. "Bambi" is difficult to find in fine condition.

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        Ein Sechstell der Erde unser!

      1928. HEARTFIELD, John. Ein Sechstell der Erde unser! 48 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and photomontage. Folio, bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers designed by John Heartfield. Berlin: Verlag Die Einheit, 1928. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A typical example of printed Soviet propaganda between the wars, full of pictures of a happy and prosperous Russia. A very scarce, apparently unrecorded work by Heartfield. A tiny piece missing from one corner, otherwise fine. Not in Siepmann.

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        Die Vogler = The Bold (Geklibene Werk = Collected Works).

      Vilnius, Poland: Kletskin, 1928.(). 8vo. 587pp. Yiddish. Good in red boards. Rear hinge starting. Front and rear endpaper cracked. Pages yellowed. Translated by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Privately Printed, Florence 1928 - [4], 365pp, [1]. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, date in gilt to foot of spine, all panels with gilt double fillet border, covers framed with crossing single fillet, small flower tool to corners, gilt roll to edges with gilt decoration to inner dentelles repeated from the front cover, a.e.g., with a fore edge painting. Externally fine, internally very lightly browned but clean. Now housed in a watered silk lined drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with the phoenix from the original boards replicated on the front cover of the box and a new paper label to spine. Number thirty of one thousand copies, signed by Lawrence to limitation leaf. This copy with a fore edge painting by Martin Frost of Lady Chatterley and Mellors. With the correct typographical errors, correct chain lines and no paper watermark. Roberts A42a; Gertzman 1.1.a Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Four Tragedies of Memworth.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1928 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Minor foxing to endpapers and edges, spine rolled; a very good copy in the slightly soiled jacket, that has a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, second impression (two months after the first). A detective story, with the scarce illustrated jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer, from the brief period before the publishers adopted their signature yellow jackets. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Domestic Architecture in Rural France.

      New York: The Architectural Book Company, Paul Wenzel & Maurice Krakow, 1928. Folio, vii, 55 plates printed to recto only with captions, with one additional signed etching, and decorative title page. Quarter rust red cloth portfolio, pink paper boards with repeating design of title-page printed in black, and white cloth ties, text leaves and plates loose as issued. Backstrip somewhat frayed, corners bumped, title leaf has some small chips, minor foxing to outer margins, otherwise very good. First edition, with an original untitled etching signed in pencil by Samuel Chamberlain. Features sketches in lithograph, drypoint, pencil and wash, of small chateaux, farms, town houses, cottages, manoirs, windmills, gates, doorways, details, etc., from Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence, Normandy, Brittany and the Touraine.

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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf. 120 Bildtafeln.

      Berlin, Ernst Wasmuth 1928. - 4°, XVIII SS., 120 Tafeln im Kupfertiefdruck, Orig.-Leinen mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel, Gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Erste Ausgabe - Heidtmann 14471, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        GRIM DEATH

      London: Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd, [1932].. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] [11-12] 13-254 [255-256: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and free endpaper; last leaf is a blank used as rear paste-down], original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Eighth volume in the important "Not at Night" anthology series. Includes "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard (his first story to be published in a book), "The Thing in the Cellar" by David H. Keller, and Maurice Level's "Night and Silence," considered by some to be his best short story, as well as fiction by J. Leslie Mitchell, Rosalie Muspratt and others. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-302. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14079. Minor cracks to inner hinges (due to the method of binding -- no true endpapers -- not abuse), else a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced "2/-" on rear panel and listing only the eight books in the series through this title there) with light wear along top and bottom edges, small chips from each corner of the bottom edge of the spine panel, two short closed tears at top edge of front panel with associated wrinkle, tanning to spine panel, old tape ghost at lower edge of spine panel, and mild dust soiling to white spine and rear panels. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. One of the more important, and least common of the books in the "Not at Night" series, and quite scarce in jacket (#157533)

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      Simon and Schuster 1928 - First US Edition, translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers. Forward by John Galsworth and illustrated throughout by Kurt Weise. Without its very scarce dust jacket, this is a Very Good + + copy of this perennial children's classic. Crisp, clean and relatively unfaded text block and boards (spine gilt somewhat faded); some shelf wear and slight mottling; slight age toning of pages; corners and spine square and sound; prior owner's neat signature and name sticker, free end-papers. Protected by an archival cover. VG++ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tryon Fine Books]
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        30 asuntos mexicanos

      México 1928 - Soberbio álbum de las primeras xilografías del autor, que incluye 30 escenas mexicanas individuales y listas para enmarcar, todas firmadas, con un estudio preliminar de Manuel Toussaint sobre la historia del grabado en madera en México. Edición de autor. Ejemplar núm. 25 de un total de 104; terminada la edición se destruyeron las maderas originales. Firmado y dedicado a Eduardo Hay. 27.5 x 30.5 cms. 1st Edition. Hard cover. 30 individual engraves (each signed) by Francisco Diaz de Leon. Very Rare. Only 104 copies, this is number 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Of Dramatick Poesie

      Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Orlando.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1928. A Biography. Octavo. Original orange cloth, gilt titles to spine. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and seven photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. Edges slightly foxed, slight browning to some pages. A very good copy in the dust jacket, very slightly soiled and slightly chipped at head of spine and rear panel, short closed tear at head of front panel. First trade edition, first impression, one of 5,080 copies printed. Preceded by a few days by the limited edition, which was published in the US.

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        A Specimen of a new Letter for Use of "Monotype"

      Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1928. Catalogo di un nuovo carattere da stampa della Monotype disegnato da Eduardo Cotti secondo le indicazioni di Pastonchi; introduzione di Hans Mardersteig, una riproduxione e due specimen. Pagine 70. Tiratura di 200 esemplari. Legatura in mezza pergamena con quadranti in carta marmorizzata. (Mardersteig, 25).

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Yours, for conservatism & the Main Stream -Grandpa") to "Young Man," i.e., Frank Belknap Long, mentioning his story "Pickman's Model" and discussing artwork by Clark Ashton Smith for Paul Cook's edition of Loveman's Sphinx, and a wide range of literary topics from German psychology to Mather to Coleridge

      np, 1928. 2 pp., closely written in ink, 107 lines (approx. 1,250 words) on recto and verso of a single sheet. 1 vols. Folio. Minor loss at upper left and lower right corners, old cello tape repair to short split at fold, faint paper clip stain and scuff at top corner. Very good. 2 pp., closely written in ink, 107 lines (approx. 1,250 words) on recto and verso of a single sheet. 1 vols. Folio. 'Value is wholly relative ... cosmically speaking'. An rich and wide-ranging letter from H.P. Lovecraft to Frank Belknap Long, one of his closest friends. Lovecraft praises a "Thing" of Long's that he has read, and mentions several correspondents and members of "our gang", including Vrest Orton and James Morton, and Clark Ashton Smith: "although Clericashtonius [Clark Ashton Smith] could probaby do as well - which reminds me that Cook is having him do three black-&-white illustrations for the coming volume of Loveman's 'Sphinx'" [W. Paul Cook had published Loveman's The Hermaphrodite in 1926, but The Sphinx would not be published until 1944]. Lovecraft states that his aunt, Annie Gamwell, will be visiting New York and will call upon Long's mother. In a postscript, Lovecraft conveys a letter from Donald Wandrei [not present], praising Wandrei's work, and adding that he intends to take an outing to Boston (by "'bus"). Lovecraft mentions his story "Pickman's Model" (published in Weird Tales in October 1927). Reading in part: "The Coleridge investigation seems to be quite an important affair, & certainly displays the bard as a reader of unparalleled breadth & scope. [...] Coleridge represented a fine balance betwixt mind & fancy, & I like him all the better for not having an excess of sloppy emotion. The fact that his experience came through books rather than life does not militate against him, because he had the rare faculty of accepting the contents of books in an abstract way, as if the material came directly from life without literary filtration. Bookishness becomes tepid & artificial only when one looks at the books instead of through them. So long as they are utilized only as telescopes, & not worshipped for their mechanical selves, they form very acceptable substitutes for vital experience." "Only the very flabbiest of idealists can fail to see that all our notions & perspectives & standards are formed from a compound of our inherited instincts & early environmental associations; so that our feelings toward any given object or type of expression depend largely on the blood we bear & the legacy of traditions & habits & sentiments & points of view which has been bequeathed to us. [...] Value is wholly relative ... No one thing, cosmically speaking, can be either good or evil, beautiful or unbeautiful ..." The letter is dated to April 1928 in Selected Letters but Lovecraft acknowledges receipt of the Tribune book section and comments on a "notice of good old Stuart P. Sherman" which suggests a date soon after Sherman's death in 1926 (he was editor of the Books section of the New York Herald Tribune) or most likely 1929, when the Life and Letters of Stuart P. Sherman was published: "it seems to me that Sherman was indisputably right in ascribing to America a definite local aesthetic based on the Puritan tradition. This does not imply a surviving intellectual belief in the tenets of Calvinism, but it does imply a sensible & realistic comprehension of the pattern of ingrained feelings & instinctive criteria which centuries of selective development & historic association have sealed & ground & hammered into the American Anglo-Saxon mind." Lovecraft continues in a customary old-Yankee and anti-modernist vein, "There is no culture without roots, & out of a mongrel kennel of iconoclasts only bastard chaos can issue." A SUBSTANTIAL AND ALLUSIVE LETTER FROM H.P. LOVECRAFT. Partly published in: Selected Letters 1925-1929 (1968), pp. 233-5

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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

      Faber & Gwyer, 1928. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine blue boards, not faded at the spine as is commonly found, with bright gilt spine lettering; extremely clean pages, not a hint of foxing; slight offset from the flaps on the first and last leaves; with the dropped 'o' from 'platoon' on page 365, and 'merey' for 'merely' in line 1 of page 191 (a misprint often overlooked). The cream dustjacket is in fine condition, has no tears or chips, is not price-clipped, and has no browning anywhere. Published anonymously at first, Sassoon's autobiographical novel of life in the English shires before the First World War, and then of joining up when war broke out, is one of the great classics of English literature, winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Prize, and this first trade printing is in remarkably nice condition.

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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man BRIGHT, CRISP COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

      Faber & Gwyer,, [1928]. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, some light offsetting to blank preliminaries only; original blue cloth, gilt back, yellow top, uncut, backstrip very lightly faded (but all gilt entirely legible) else a remarkably bright, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter very lightly browned at backstrip. Sassoon's first published work in prose and a classic of the genre. The author's name was not printed until the second issue of the second impression. This is the so-called 'second issue' with 'A' on blank leaf preceding half-title, though Keynes states that these 'typographical irregularities have no significance whatever, since they were both printed and published at the same time'. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Keynes A30a.

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