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        She Who Sleeps

      London. Cassell. 1928, 1928. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth titled in gilt, clean fresh and bright with slight bumping to spine ends. Spotting to page edges, tiny nick to cloth at head of spine. Internally clean, very occasional light spotting. In bright, clean dustwrapper with some light edgewear and with four small triangles of loss to the spine ends that do not interfere with the text. Minor fraying to spine ends of wrapper, clean and unfaded with rear panel advertising Cassell's 7/6 Novels series, of which this was one. Very scarce in wrapper, even more so in a wrapper this bright and attractive. A typically Rohmer-esque tale in which a 3000 year old Egyptian princess is brought back from a state of suspended animation to become the darling of New York high society. This is at least provides one explanation for the existence of Paris Hilton; 'divine retribution' is another that springs to mind. Bleiler; Supernatural Fiction. See also HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV p1301.

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        West-Running Brook.

      NY Henry Holt (1928) - Small quarto. viii, 58pp. Second (i.e., limited) edition. One of 1,000 copies signed by the author. Illustrated with four full-page woodcuts, each of which is signed in pencil by the artist, J. J. Lankes. These have been inserted and are not included in the pagination. This is the only Frost title to have been published in a limited edition by D. B. Updike's Merrymount Press. Very light wear to corners, else a fine copy in cloth-backed boards, decorated with color images of maple leaves. Housed in publisher's slipcase, which shows general wear. T.e.g. (Crane A10.1). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Case Of Sergeant Grischa Translated From The German By Eric Sutton

      SECKER, 1928. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; second printing (1928); front endpaper missing; boards slightly grubby but pages are clean. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1928. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and decoration to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original grey paper-covered card box with paper title label printed in black. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 7 similar plates by Arthur Rackham. The occasional minor blemish, front board faintly bowed. A superb copy in the original rubbed, toned and lightly dampstained box with some minor restoration work. Signed limited edition, number 1 of 250 copies numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham.

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        Birthday of the Infanta, The

      1928. Oscar Wilde's Tale The Birthday of the InfantaIllustrated by AlastairA Presentation Copy From Alastair to the French Writer and Bibliophile Pierre Mornand ALASTAIR [VOIGHT, Hans Henning, illustrator]. WILDE, Oscar. The Birthday of the Infanta. With Illustrations by Alastair. Paris: The Black Sun Press, Editions Narcisse, 1928.One of one-hundred copies on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen (this copy Examplaire "hors commerce"). Quarto 11 x 9 1/8 inches; 280 x 232 mm.). [12], 39, [40], [2, blank], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pp. With eight plates illustrated in brownish-gold and black, and one plate illustrated in red and black. Two additional color drawings in the text (page 1 and page [40]).Original wrappers printed in brown and black with original glassine wrapper. Complete with the original silver cardboard chemise and silver cardboard slipcase. A very fine copy.Neatly inscribed by Alastair in blue ink on the front free-endpaper to "Pierre Mornand" "En Souvenir de L'inconnu [in remembrance of the unknown] Alastair"Inscribed copies of Alastair's books are very rare.Pierre Mornand (born 1884) was a French writer and bibliophile. He was the editor-in-chief of Le Courrier graphique.Alastair (Hans Henning Voight) 1887-1969, was a a writer, artist, dancer, and illustrator. His drawings were inspired by the work of Aubrey Beardsley, and combines his elegant skill with his fascination of the perverse, sinister, and satanic. The Crosby's published this tale from Wilde primarily to provide Alastair's interpretation of Wilde's story. As Harry Crosby states in the preface " That Wilde should have written the Birthday of the Infanta was natural, that Alastair should have illustrated it was inevitable."The Birthday of the Infanta was first seen separately in 1905 without illustrations. It is a tale taken and reprinted from A House of Pomegranates which was first published in 1891 without much success. The story is about the love an ugly dwarf feels for the princess and how he is ridiculed. Finally he dies of a broken heart. This tale, as in the others in A House of Pomegranates was written during a time of turmoil in the life of Oscar Wilde and it demonstrates his gift for perceiving life's misfortunes with innocence and imagination despite the nasty rumors that were circulating about him at the time.Minkoff A13.

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        Land des Frühlings.

      Berlin, Büchergilde Gutenberg 1928.. Gr.-8°. Ganz-Leder Handeinband. 3 nn. Bll. (leer), 429 SS., 3 nn. SS., 64 SS., 3 Bll. (ausklappplare Karte uns 2 leer).. Bibliograhisch nicht nachweisbarer grüner Ganzleder-Handeinband (Franzband) mit Titelei in Goldprägung auf V.deckel und Rücken, Rundumgoldschnitt, mit farbigen Vorsätzen. Bemerkenswert guter Zustand, wohl ungelesen.

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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. Boards bowed, edges and endpapers foxed; a good copy in the slightly soiled jacket. 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 and front pastedown.

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        The Future of Sculpture.

      Pigotts Eric Gill 1928 - Octavo. 118pp. One of 55 copies printed in the office of the Lanston Monotype Corporation for Eric Gill. Illustrated with a device printed in red to the title page, and a large wood-engraved map of Pigotts in red on the colophon page. Gill first presented this essay as a lecture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in December, 1927, and it was first published in Artwork magazine in Spring, 1928. This is Walter Shewring's copy, with his David Jones-designed bookplate on front paste-down. The bookplate features the copper engraving "S. Francis and the Wolf," used only for this bookplate. It is an early Jones copper engraving and the bookplate appears very infrequently. Bound in black cloth-covered boards, gilt-titled to spine. Corners ever so slightly bumped, else a fine, bright copy with equally fine provenance. (Evan Gill; 16, Physick P556; Cleverdon E128). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        All Works from Moishe Nadir (Yiddish)

      Vilnius: Wilenskie B Kleckina, 1928. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very rare, very good condition 5 volume set of the works of Moishe Nadir printed in 1928 Poland. Each book is blue cloth with stamped image, title and gilt trim on front cover, gilt on spine and stamped seal on back cover. Decorated end papers, Interior pages clean, tight, age toned and a few chips to some. Hard cover bright, spine and corner bumps and light shelf well but overall excellent condition considering year of publishing and historical facts. Each book has original silk page marker ribbon. Books include, "Fnn Mensz zu Mentsz" (which first appeared in Der Tog, Jewish New York newspaper), "unter der Zun" a classic work, "Mayne Hent Hobn Fargosn dos Dozige Blut" 223 pps, "Majszelech Mit A Moral' and "Fun Nechin Biz Morgn". Nadir was also iessays and criticism, nvolved in the Jewish Theater in NYC, 1920's on..

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        The Complete Sherlock Holmes; The Short Stories (His Adventures, Memoirs, Return, Last Bow and Case-Book) Together with The Long Stories (A Study In Scarlet, Sign of Four, Hound of the Baskervilles and Valley of Fear)

      John Murray, London, 1928, 1929., 1928. BOTH FIRST EDITIONS, each with a brand new preface from Conan Doyle. 8vo., 2 volumes, collecting the entire Sherlock Holmes adventures and novels. Elegantly bound in recent burgundy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, cloth boards, housed in a fleece-lined slip-case. Some spotting within 'Long Stories' thin paper a little creased to half-title of 'Short Stories'; externally fine. A mst attractive set.

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        Oeuvres De François Villon. Illustrées Par Marcel Arnac.

      Javal & Bordeaux, Paris 1928 - 214pp. Sumamente ilustrado con preciosos dibujos a color, iluminados a mano a varias tintas. Más una "suite" de 46 láminas en negro. Todo en papel Japón Imperial. Edición de solo 40 ejemplares. Buena encuadernación de Cambras a media piel. Lomera con nervios. Corte superior dorado. Size: 33 X 25,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Florence: Privately printed. 1928., 1928. First Edition. Octavo, pp. 365. Signed and numbered, 343 of 1000, to the limitation page. Bound in brown paper boards with cream paper label to spine, black phoenix design to upper board, edges uncut. Internally fine, some slight dustiness to the top edge. Small worm hole to top right hand corner of the upper board, some slight loss of paper to three of the four corners, small triangular loss of paper to the bottom left corner of the spine, some small nicking to the top edge of the spine, three small areas of paper loss to the upper joint, slight bumping to the head and tail caps. Paper label showing faint crease along the centre, and some discolouration. Accompanying the book is a newspaper cutting dealing with the 1960 obscenity trial written by Kenneth Tynan for the Observer and an article from the Times. Housed in a custom felt lined clamshell case bound in half black Morocco over black cloth, gilt titles and raised bands to spine. All told a fine copy.

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        Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball.

      New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on flyleaf, Else Very Good+, in dust jacket (front flap taped to pastedown, the rear flap was as well but the tape has loosened). One more frequently encounters the 1928 Putnam's second printing, or the 1928 reissue by A.L. Burt, New York. The first printing offered here is much less common. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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      Paris: Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1928. First Edition, with original page of typescript by Fargue, hand corrected and signed, one of 12 on Vieux Japon teinte, from a total issue of 607. These 12 with an original typescript page by Fargue with his hand corrections in pencil (at least 17 words) and signed by him. 4to; 92pp; plus index, handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark green morocco and marbled paper boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers and backstrip bound in, near fine.

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        Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele [ On the Theory of Games ]

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. First Edition. IV, [1]-751, [1] pages. 8vo. Later blue cloth with gilt titling "Mathematische Annalen | 100 | 1928" on spine panel. Upper corner of textblock bumped, otherwise bright and clean internally with just a few pencilled notations. Cloth. The first paper and most important paper by von Neumann related to the Theory of Games, where he establishes his minimax theorem and offers the first general proof. A fundamentally important piece of mathematics that has established and/or significantly enhanced many fields, not the least of which is economics. "The first proof of the minimax theorem for two-person games of chance and skill with any finite number of pure strategies was given by John von Neumann (1928) in a paper presented to the Gottingen Mathematical Society on 7 December 1926...John von Neumann deserves the credit for the first general proof of the minimax theorem." (Weintraub, pp 24-25) "...John von Neumann single-handely invented game theory, introducing the genral mathematical concept of 'strategy' in [the present paper which ] contained the proof of his famous 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff." OOC 953. "The role as founder is even more obvious for the theory of games, which von Neumann, in a 1926 paper, conjured - so to speak - out of nowhere...This [minimax theory] was the starting point for far reaching generalizations, including applications to economics, a topic in which von Neumann became interested in as early as 1937 and that he developed in his major treatise written with O[skar] Morenstern, Theory of Games and Economic behavior (1944). These theories have developed into a full-fledged mathematical discipline, attracting many researchers and branching into several types of applications to the social sciences." (DSB 14, p92) The paper offered here, "Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele" was presented first at the Society meeting noted above, and then received on July 24, 1927 for initial publication here IN Mathematische Annalen 100 pp. 295 - 320, 1928. References: Weintraub, "Toward a History of Game Theory" (which traces the contributions of Borel and others and notes that von Neumann was definitely not working in a vacuum); Hook and Norman Origins of Cyberspace (#953, discussing von Neumann's joint work with Morgeenstern) ; Dictionary of Scientific Biography (for more background on von Neumann); Aspray, John von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing, #1928h.

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        The Diary of a Communist Schoolboy

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1928. Translated from the Russian by Alexander Werth. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. A little foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket. First edition in English, second impression of this novel (the same month as the first). First published the previous year in Russia under the title Dnevnik Kosti Ryabtseva (Kostya Ryabtsev's Diary). A second volume, The Diary of a Communist Undergraduate, followed in English in 1929. With the scarce illustrated jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer, from the brief period before the publishers adopted their signature yellow jackets. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - CADY,HARRISON. ORIGINAL ART: SEAL HAVING A FEAST FROM RAGGEDY ANIMAL BOOK. Offered here is an original finished pen and ink drawing signed by Cady used in the Raggedy Animal Book published by Rand McNally in 1928. The image is much larger than it appears in the book, done on artist board mounted in an acid free matte. Full of much charm and detail, the image depicts the Red Cross Seal and Traffic Carp enjoying a seafood feast under the sea (appears as a half-page illustration on p.34 of the book, colored during printing). Image measures 11" wide by 5 3/4" high on board 15x10". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Divina Commedia, or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella. with the .English version of H.F. Cary

      Nonesuch Press, [London] 1928 - No. 839 of 1475 copies. 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli. 324, [325-328] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Botticelli's drawings for Dante had never been reproduced with the text of the Divine Comedy. They were printed in collotype in sepia by Daniel Jacomet in Paris and the 34 double-page plates were carefully mounted on stubs so there could be no loss of the image in the gutter. McKitterick 50; Dreyfus 50 Original full orange-stained vellum, double gilt rule borders on upper and lower cover. Central gilt ornament on both covers, spine with gilt rules, t.e.g. Some very minor soiling to spine, a fine copy in custom cloth slipcase 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli. 324, [325-328] pp. 1 vols. Folio

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        La Divina Commedia, or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella.. with the .English version of H.F. Cary

      [London]: Nonesuch Press, 1928. No. 839 of 1475 copies. 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli. 324, [325-328] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original full orange-stained vellum, double gilt rule borders on upper and lower cover. Central gilt ornament on both covers, spine with gilt rules, t.e.g. Some very minor soiling to spine, a fine copy in custom cloth slipcase. No. 839 of 1475 copies. 42 illustrations after the drawings of Sandro Botticelli. 324, [325-328] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Botticelli's drawings for Dante had never been reproduced with the text of the Divine Comedy. They were printed in collotype in sepia by Daniel Jacomet in Paris and the 34 double-page plates were carefully mounted on stubs so there could be no loss of the image in the gutter. McKitterick 50; Dreyfus 50

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        The Mystery of the Blue Train (in fdj)

      Collins 1928 - First edition first impression from 1928 in VG condition, pages clean, binding firm, there is some minor wear to boards, the jacket is a fascimile copy, now in rmeovable protective sleeve, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      The Hogarth Press, London, 1928. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo., pp. 469. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dustjacket. uperb copy in publisher's vibrant orange cloth, edges a little dusty/spotted. Dustwrapper is in lovely condition, just a little frayed/worn to spine tips. An attractive, near fine copy.A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's intimate friend Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is generally considered one of Woolf's most accessible novels; basis for the 1992 Oscar-nominated movie, starring Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, and Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth. Kirkpatrick.

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        Plakat Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule Hildesheim 1928.

      Müller und Mahnkopp, Hildesheim, 1928. Ausstellung von Arbeiten ehemaliger Schüler der Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule Hildesheim. Original-Plakat. Lithographie. Entwurf : Fleischmann, Kunstgewerbeschule. Das Blatt ist 47,5 x 72 cm groß.. Faltspur in der Mitte, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        Gibraltar Directory and Guide Book

      ibraltar- Garrison Library Printing Establishment 1928 - A very scarce edition of this interest guide to Gibraltar. Illustrated throughout including a colour coat of arms and a folding road map. With 118 pages of advertisements to the rear. Condition: Rebound in a quarter cloth binding with marbled boards. Externally, in excellent condition. Label of A B Schofield to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with some age toning and occasional spotting, particularly to first and last. Damage from sellotape to rear of Coat of Arms. Folding map smart with some spotting. Overall: NEAR FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

      A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, Illinois 1928 - First edition, first printing. Octavo. Illustrated with 5 plates by J. Allen St. John (frontispiece, pages 56, 142, 222, 354). Original green cloth stamped in black (spine a little faded). The original color pictorial dust jacket with $2.00 price in spine (unclipped; small chips; several tears; old tape repairs on verso). Very good. 377 pages. Presentation copy signed and inscribed by Burroughs on the front free endpaper: "To Eddie Gilbert, wishing him a Merry Christmas, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana, Dec. 25, 1928." Burroughs was married to Gilbert's sister, actress Florence Gilbert who was married to Burroughs from 1935-1941. This is the last Tarzan title published by McClurg. Heins T13.1; Zeuschner 682. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Horace Liveright Inc, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Horace Liveright Inc., 1928. 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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        Aus meinem Leben. Neue durchgearbeitete Auflage.

      Hobbing, Berlin 1928 - Exemp. i.sehr gut.Zust. Geringste Lager-o.Altersspuren b.genauster Betr., mögl. Schnitt leicht stockfleckig. Kanten leicht bestoßen. Kopfschnitt- Farbe violett. Innen in sehr gutem Zustand. Frischer Gesamtzustand. 348 S. Deutsch - Frakturschrift 532g 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Gewebe o. Schutzumschlag

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1928. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Quarto. Original blue cloth-backed white boards, printed paper label to front board, edges untrimmed, partly unopened. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Toning to endpapers in the dust jacket with mild soiling and light spotting to panels. A very attractive copy. Signed limited edition. Number 41 of 350 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by both the author and artist.

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        Lettre a Madame C. [Signed / Inscribed / Association Copy].

      Paris, Editions Grasset, 1928.. 19.5 x 14 cm. (6), VII, 7, (7) pages. Relie demi-cuir. / Hardcover. Tres bel exemplaire. Interieur bon etat malgre legeres rousseurs eparses. Tres belles gardes en papier marbre. Titre et auteur en dores sur dos a cinq nerfs. Couverture protegee avec jaquette protective en plastique transparente. Exemplaire de 90 copie tire sur papier Holland (M) reserve a l'auteur et a ses Amis. Dedicace par l'auteur ("A madame Victoria Ocampo - a sus pies de Vd- Ce petit rien qu'elle a bien voulu desirer. Paul Valery"). / Inscribed by Valery to Victoria Ocampo, an international patron of the arts who later published his work in her magazines Lettres Francais and Sur (which dedicated a special issue to him in 1945), "A madame Victoria Ocampo - a sus pies de Vd- Ce petit rien qu'elle a bien voulu desirer. Paul Valery" Ocampo was one of the major disseminators of Valery's work in the Americas as well as an artist of high stature herself, a fact that has taken many years to achieve general acknowledgement. [ Les Amis des Cahiers Vert].. Les croquis (3 portraits de Valery) sont de Jean Marchand. Jolie lettre de Valery a Madame Croizat, cantatrice avec qui il travailla et qui s'interessa avec lui a la diction poetique.[livres-et-autographes]

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        Transit of Venus

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1928. Small octavo. Original printed wrappers, titles to front cover in red, red and black rule to front cover. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, one of 44 copies printed. Inscribed by Crosby on the front endpaper, "For Ronald Davies, from Harry Crosby January 1929." Harry Crosby (1898?-1929) was born the heir to one of Boston's wealthiest banking families, but after serving as an ambulance driver during the First World War he abandoned his wealth to live as an author in Paris with his wife Caresse Crosby. They embedded themselves in the avant-garde cultural scene, befriending the likes of Dali, Hemingway and Cartier-Bresson, founded the Black Sun Press which helped to publish the early works of Joyce, Eliot, Pound and Hart Crane, and lived a life of utter dissolution off Harry's inheritance which, when it ran out, had to be supplemented by telegrams to his banker father such as the infamous, "PLEASE SELL $10,000 WORTH OF STOCK. WE HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE A MAD AND EXTRAVAGANT LIFE", (to which the father, reluctantly but nonetheless amazingly, assented).

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        Chinese Paintings in American Collections

      Les Edition, Paris - 1928, 1st Edition. () Very good. 109pp. Tall folio (33.5 X 41 cm.) Original blue cloth binding with gilt title on spine. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Top and bottom of spine with a bit of minor repair. Foredge a bit foxed and with a bit of light foxing on a number of the plate margins. Boards a bit bumped and with slight soiling. A total of 200 full page illustrations all printed in photogravure. Overall a very nice copy of a title difficult to find in good condtion. Although there is no limitation we can assume this was printed in quite small numbers due to its scarcity. It seems the book may also have been issued in 5 portfolios as well. The quality of the plates is very good indeed. No complete copy at auction in over 20 years and then it seems that most copies that surface are x-library of which this copy is not. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plakat Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule Hildesheim 1928.

      Müller und Mahnkopp, Hildesheim, 1928 - Ausstellung von Arbeiten ehemaliger Schüler der Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule Hildesheim. Original-Plakat. Lithographie. Entwurf : Fleischmann, Kunstgewerbeschule. Das Blatt ist 47,5 x 72 cm groß. Faltspur in der Mitte, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        The Wailing Well

      UK: Stanford Dingley, The Millhouse Press. Stanford Dingley, The Mill House Press, 1928. Hardback limited edition being one of 157 copies, the first seven being signed by the author. This copy is unsigned. Written for the Eton Boy Scouts and read at their summer camp the year before publication. The book was published by a pair of Etonians in the small print run to commemorate this and is the only edition, though the stories were published in James' Collected Ghost Stories of 1931. A few signs of ageing to the spine, and a little rubbing. Largely a nice copy. . Near Fine. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1928.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Suzanne et le Pacifique. avec des illustrations sur cuivre en coleurs par Daragnés

      Cercle Lyonnais du livre, Lyon 1928 - Portfolio, with unbound letterpress sheets printed in folio and 32 handcoloured plates loosely inserted (and final colophon leaf signed by Daragnès); a fine example in original folding case with leather ties, housed within the publisher's slipcase. Prepared for a select society of bibliophiles. An idyllic journey through the South Pacific by Jean Giraudoux, limited to 152 copies, of which the vast majority were reserved for members of the Lyon book club. This special edition is adorned with 32 plates tenderly prepared by French master printmaker Jean-Gabriel Daragnès, with further vignettes and ornaments scattered throughout the text. Daragnès collaborated on a number of private press productions, including a 1918 French language edition of Oscar Wilde's controversial Ballad of Reading Gaol. The Cercle Lyonnais du livre enjoyed a wide membership, including veteran collectors such as Baron Robert Rothschild to professionals working in the production of fine books (including celebrated art nouveau bookbinder Charles Meunier). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CANTI ORFICI ED ALTRE LIRICHE Opera completa. Con prefazione di Bino Binazzi.

      Firenze, Vallecchi, 1928. In-16 gr., bross. orig. con titolo in rosso e nero, pp. 166. "Seconda edizione" (la prima, rarissima, è del 1914, per la tipografia Ravagli di Marradi). Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi, p. 161: ?"Edizione aumentata di cinque poesie apparse su periodici. Prefazione di Bino Binazzi che curò l?'edizione. Nella raccolta è erroneamente inserita la poesia "Dianora", in realtà di Luisa Giaconi, inviata dall?'A. con alcune modifiche a Binazzi, il quale equivocò e la ritenne di Campana. Una seconda edizione delle poesie di Campana progettata l?'anno precedente (per le cure di Giuseppe Raimondi) dalle Edizione di Solaria, non fu mai pubblicata per evitare duplicazioni con questo volume. Edizione non comune e molto ricercata?". Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Death In Venice

      The First UK printing published by Martin Secker in 1928.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Green boards are clean and lightly faded in places.The spine is not sunned with very light fading to the spine tips. The gilt titling remains bright.Mild offsetting to the prelims and rear end papers.Due to the poor quality of paper used at this time there is the usual light spotting to the text block and to the prelims and rear pages. This is more noticeable on the title and facing pages. Clean throughout apart from the occasional spot in places.Free from inscriptions markings and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Toning to the spine and mild edge wear to the spine end and fold tips.Remarkably well preserved for it's age.The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover.The Nobel Laureate's iconic work which was very successfully adapted for Film by Visconti and for Opera by Benjamin Britten.A sharp copy and very scarce to find in such condition.The nicest copy we have handled. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Messe in einer Salzburger Kirche.

      - Radierung, 1928, auf festem Bütten, signiert, datiert und bezeichnet. 17:23,2 cm. Im Rand etwas ungleich und etwas angeschmutzt. Die Malerin und Graphikerin entstammte einer großbürgerlichen Familie und konnte sich von dieser unterstützt der künstlerischen Laufbahn widmen. Um 1900 begann sie mit dem Studium in München bei K. Becker-Gundahl (1856-1925), dann erlernte sie als Schülerin von M. Feldbauer (1869-1948) im Sommer in Dachau an der Malschule die Landschaftsmalerei und im Winter in München an der Damenakademie des Münchner Künstlerinnenvereins die Aktmalerei. Gemeinsam mit Feldbauer unternahm sie eine Studienreise nach Griesbach/Niederbayern und in die Bretagne. Weitere Studienaufenthalte folgten nach Rom und Florenz und um 1911 ein mehrmonatiger Aufenthalt in Paris an der École Ranson. Vor 1914 lebte sie in Berlin, wo sie die Unterstützung v.a. durch den Kunstkritiker P. Westheim fand. Ab 1915 wohnte sie in Dachau, wo sie in den Sommermonaten die Malschule von A. Hölzel (1853-1934) besuchte; sie zählte neben Ida Kerkovius (1879-1970), Maria Langer-Schöller (1878-1969) und Else von Freytag-Lovinghoven (1874-1927) u.a. zu den sog. „Malweibern". Sie war Mitglied der „Künstlergruppe Dachau", der „Kunstvereinigung Dachau" und der Münchner „Neuen Sezession". Erfolgreich beteiligte sie sich an Ausstellungen in München, Rom, Wien, Berlin, Paris, Stuttgart und Salzburg. 1919 erhielt sie die Silb. Staatsmedaille der Stadt Salzburg. Freundschaft unterhielt sie mit A. Kubin (1877-1959) und Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945). 1933 wurde sie als „entartet" diffamiert, infolge wandte sie sich einem naiven Malstil und unverfänglichen Bildthemen zu.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Tower

      London: MacMillan & Co.. First Edition.. Excellent condition with some wear and rubbing to the binding. Interior excellent and clean ! No annotations or former name entries. Very clean example of this rare books.. First Edition. London, MacMillan & Co., 1928. 8°. 110 pages. Hardcover. Original, beautifully illustrated cloth with gilt lettering and ornaments after a design by Sturge Moore. Excellent condition with some wear and rubbing to the binding. Interior excellent and clean ! No annotations or former name entries. Very clean example of this rare books. [Wade 158] Thoor Ballylee Castle (Irish Túr Bhaile Uí Laí) is a fortified, 15th (or 16th) century Hiberno-Norman tower house built by the septs de Burgo, or Burke, near the town of Gort in County Galway, Ireland. It is also known as Yeats' Tower because it was once owned and inhabited by the poet William Butler Yeats. (Wikipedia) The Tower was a book of poems by W. B. Yeats, published in 1928. The Tower was Yeats's first major collection as Nobel Laureate after receiving the Nobel Prize in 1923. It is considered to be one of the poet's most influential volumes and was well received by the public. The title, which the book shares with the second poem, refers to Ballylee Castle, a Norman tower which Yeats purchased and restored in 1917. Yeats Gaelicized the name to Thoor Ballyllee, and it has retained the title to this day. Yeats often summered at Thoor Ballylee with his family until 1928. The book includes several of Yeats' most famous poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium," "Leda and the Swan," and "Among School Children." All of the poems included in The Tower had previously appeared elsewhere in print collections and periodicals. Many of the poems featured in Seven Poems and a Fragment, The Cat and the Moon and Certain Poems, and October Blast released by Cuala Press. Other poems had been collected in A Vision. Yeats commissioned Thomas Sturge Moore to create the cover for the volume in 1927. The gold wood-cut style image depicts Thoor Ballylee and its reflection in waters below the tower all on a light green background. The poet praised Moore's artwork, noting that the cover was both a true representation of Thoor Ballylee and a successful symbolic design for the collection. Moore's work on The Tower and other collections solidified Yeats's modern image in both American and English print editions. Many of the poems in The Tower demonstrate Yeats's disillusionment with the limitations of the physical world and his withdrawal from ordinary life. The poet seeks to transcend the conflicts between the dichotomies of mind/body and thought/action by allowing poetry to exist in the world of vision rather than the world of reality. (Wikipedia)

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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1928 - Tall quarto. Original full vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Boards midly bowed, mild spotting and soiling to boards, bookplate to verso of front endpaper. A lovely copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 7 similar plates by Arthur Rackham. First Rackham edition. Signed limited edition, number 65 of 250 copies signed by Rackham.

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      London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1928. First British Edition. First Impression. Octavo; salmon-colored cloth, with titles, rule, and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; top edge gilt; decorative endpapers; dustjacket; 178pp; illus. Tasteful bookplate to front pastedown, with some pinpoint rubbing to spine ends, else Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is the correct state, with 'When We Were Very Young' printed at 179th Thousand on rear flap; gentle sunning to spine, with two small moisture stains to same, a few short tears, and some minute chipping at spine ends and corners; still a well-preserved and presentable example - Very Good+. First Trade edition of Milne's beloved book, the second chapter of which introduces us to the ever-energetic Tigger.

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        Heimatklänge : Erzählungen, Verse und anderes mit Bilkdern von Kunstmaler August Köhler

      Gauting bei München : Berg 1928. 447 S. 4°, Gebunden Leineneinband ohne Schutzumschag erste Auflage - Gebundenes Exemplar altersgemäß gut erhalten, lediglich im Vorsatz mit mehreren Bleistifteintragungen. Fingerfleckig. Innenteil mit minimal nachgedunkelten Seiten. Gelenkinnenfalz aufgeplatzt. Kopffarbschnitt grau. Fußschnitt an der Kante fingerfleckig. Der Einband ist berieben und an den Rändern abgeblaßt und leicht fleckig. Der Buchrücken stärker abgeblaßt. Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen..

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        La Divina Commedia Or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri In Italian and English [Divine Comedy]

      N.p. [London]: The Nonesuch Press 1928. Limited Numbered Edition. This is copy no. 135 of an edition limited to 1475 copies. (i), 325 pp. Bound in full orange vellum with gilt ruled borders and gilt lettering & devices to boards & spine. Top edge gilt, now defective. Spine faded to natural vellum colour but gilt still bright. Darkening to feps. With 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Printed on Van Gelder paper. Internally fresh with no names or other markings. A VG copy. . Very Good. Full Vellum. Limited Numbered Edition. 1928. 4to..

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        Fêtes galantes. Illustrations de George Barbier

      Piazza 1928 In - 4 (30,5 x 23,7 cm), broché, 100 pp. - (2) ff., sous couverture illustrée rempliée, suite à part (chemise et étui imprimés modernes). Illustré par George BARBIER de 20 pochoirs hors - texte, ainsi que de 2 compositions sur la couverture et d'une composition sur le titre. Tirage limité à 1200 exemplaires. Un des 200 exemplaires sur Japon impérial, avec une suite des illustrations en noir (N° 101). (très bon état, quelques pliures sur le dos, le coin du bas de la couverture inférieure, et quelques papiers de soie, une trace de colle sur le rabat de la couverture). / / Quarto (30,5 x 23,7 cm), softcover, 100 pp. - (2) ff., under illustrated folded cover, suite (printed modern folder and slipcase). Illustrated by George BARBIER with 20 stencil engraved plates, and also 2 compositions for the cover and one on title. Limited printing of 1200 copies. One of the 200 copies on imperial Japan paper containing a suite of the illustrations in black (Nr 101). (very good condition, some foldings on spine, low corner of second cover and on several silk - papers, one mark of paste on inside top cover).

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