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        Press-Comments on the Siamese Embassy to England (1857-1858)

      White Lotus, Bangkok 1928 - Press-Comments on the Siamese Embassy to England (1857-1858) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Millions of Cats

      Coward-McCann, New York 1928 - Limited Edition of 250 copies printed. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Wanda Gag. An attractive copy with the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase that has been professionally repaired. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Wanda Gag First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Voiage and Travaille of Sir John Maundevile Knt. Which treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with other Ilands and Countreyes

      New York: Printed at San Francisco, by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for the Random House, 1928. One of only 150 copies, this no.30. 31 illustrations by Valenti Angelo plus 34 initials and numerous paragraph marks illuminated by hand also by Angelo which were copied from early books and manuscripts. Printed in Rudolf Koch's Gothic type. Folio, binding of wooden boards, skilfully rebacked by Sangorski in morocco (which has been slightly rubbed at the bottom), generally a very good copy. In terms of design and execution, this is thought by many to be the most desirable book of the Press, especially with its content of Mandeville's early guide for Holy Land pilgrims which takes us through Turkey, Persia, India, Egypt &c. Bernard Cerf certainly approved - the Grabhorns had intended to sell all 150 themselves but when Cerf saw the proofs he bought the entire edition for Random House. Booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson Jr. on the verso of the front free endpaper.

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        Persian Pictures. With a Preface by Sir E. Denison Ross

      London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1928., 1928. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY BELL'S SISTER. Octavo, pp.198. Bound in publisher's green cloth with title and author's name in gilt lettering to spine, with a decorative gilt border at endcaps. In a simple cream dustjacket with book details printed in black to front of jacket, with an illustration of a (presumably) Persian man on horseback, shooting a bow and arrow. Dustjacket also features a small review/description reading 'This book of travellers' tales, in every way worthy to rank with Kinglake's EOTHEN, was written at the age of 26, after her first visit to the East. It fills the gap of two years in her letters and also sets out the reasons for the fascination which that romantic part of the world always had for her. It is a book full of charm and shrewd observation.' Cloth boards in excellent condition, with limited signs of wear, one faint mark to rear board, all corners bumped, endcaps very slightly pushed, gilt lettering is a little dulled, top edge gilt, fore edge shows spotting, personal stamp of Sir Percy Cox, one of the major figures in the creation of Iraq, attractively mounted to pastedown. Text block very clean throughout, excepting some minor browning toward very first and final few leaves. Inscription reads, 'To Sir Percy Cox, With much gratitude. Florence Bell, 1928'. Dustjacket in like condition, with some dustiness, discolouration at spine, darkened along creases, with some negligible chips (primarily at spine), flaps very clean. An excellent copy. The book's ownership has imparted it with a fascinating legacy.

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        Airmen Or Noahs; Fair Play For Our Airmen: The Great 'Neon' Air Myth Exposed

      Published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., Parker Street, Kingsway, London First Edition 1928. 1928. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original navy blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, gilt RAF eagle to the front cover, publisher's decorated end papers. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 448 printed pages of text with tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece from a water-colour by Russell Flint and 3 other similar plates, 55 monochrome photographs, 3 of them folding, folding plan. Lower spine end turned-in with tiny rubs, foxing to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with chips to the upper spine end, age darkening to the panels, 25/- to the spine. Publisher's review copy slip dated 11th June, 1928, loosely enclosed. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Old Stone House - Diomede Island, Pl. 706 from The North American Indian. Portfolio XX

      University Press of Cambridge, Mass., and Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass., Massachusetts 1928 - The North American Indian. Vol.20 Written, Illustrated and Published by Edward Curtis. Foreword By Theodore Roosevelt. Ex Libris, Rochester Public Library, stamp l.l. Published: University Press of Cambridge, Mass., and Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass. Medium: Sepia printed photogravure engraving on Van Gelder paper. Photogravure by Suffolk Engr. Co., Cambridge Mass., 1928 Dimensions: Paper size 22 x 17 3/4", p.m. 17 5/8 x 12 7/8"

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        Die Nordsee.

      - (Hilversum, De Heuvelpers, 1928). 24,1 x 17,5 cm. Oorspronkelijk, verguld soepel perkament. In linnen foedraal. Gezet uit de Meidoorn-letter en gedrukt in groen en zwart in een oplage van 125 op de pers genummerde exemplaren.* Tweede uitgave van De Heuvelpers van S.H. de Roos. Mooi exemplaar in heelperkament met Duitstalige prospectus, eveneens in twee kleuren gedrukt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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        Scriptura sacra et monumenta orientis antiqui. Tilmun, Bahrain, Paradise.

      Rome, Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1928.. Small folio (224 x 305 mm). 34 pp., lithographed throughout. With three map sketches in the text, one repeated as title vignette. 20th century library binding.. Early English-language description of Bahrain, rendered by the Jesuit Eric R. Burrows (1882-1938), discussing the Arabian island as possible location of Paradise in the Sumerian, Phoenician, and even Quranic tradition. Includes German notes at the end by the Jesuit Deimel. Includes bibliographical references. Published as 2nd issue of the "Scriptura sacra et monumenta orientis antiqui" series (Orientalia: commentarii de rebus Assyro-Babylonicis, Arabicis, Aegyptiacis etc. 30); removed from the Chicago Theological Seminary - Hammond Library (bookplate on inside upper cover). - OCLC 3508880.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Good Morning City. Bleeding Town. [Original-Farbserigrafie und Metallprägung / original colored silkscreen and metalic embossment].

      0 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, geboren 1928 in Wien, gestorben auf der Queen Elizabeth II. vor Neuseeland. Nummer 6518 von 10000 nummerierten Original-Farbserigrafien. Eins von 200 Exemplaren der Serie HH "Black Clouds, Grass Tower. Metalic windows Blue". Mit 2 japanischen Stempeln, der geprägten Werknummer "686" und der Bezeichnung "Giudecca 1969". Mit dem Namenszug in der Darstellung und betitelt, signiert "Friedensreich, 24. März 1970 auf Regentag bei Lubi". Zweimal nummeriert: Bei der oberen Nummerierung ist zu erkennen, das zunächst die Nummer 6517 vergeben wurde, diese wurde ausgebessert, neu daruntergeschrieben, zusätzlich wurde diese Änderung von Hundertwasser durch Signatur "Hundertwasser" bestätigt. Mit Prägestempel der Galerie Dorothea Leonhart in München und 3 weiteren Stempeln. Im Rand mit Farbmuster. In 10 Farben und 8 Metallfarben auf Fabriano gedruckt. Maße Blatt: 85,0 x 55,5 cm. Maße Platte / Abbildung: 76,5 x 47,0 cm. Blatt im Randbereich teils minimalst gedunkelt, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Number 6518 of 10000 original numbered colored silkscreens on fabiano. One of two hundred copies of the series HH "Black Clouds, Grass Tower. Metalic windows Blue". Signed by Hundertwasser "Friedensreich, 24. März 1970 auf Regentag bei Lubi", signed twice next to the number with "Hundertwasser". Measure sheet: 85,0 x 55,5 cm. Measure plate / image: 76,5 x 47,0 cm. Few parts at the border area lightly darkened, otherwise fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Boys Book of Chemistry: A Simple Explanation of Up-To-Date Chemistry, Together with Many Easily Made Experiments

      E. P. Dutton & Company, New York. Hardcover. Rare! September 1928. Sixth Printing. E. P. Dutton & Company, New York., 265 pages, Profusely Illustrated by Author. 1 lb 2 oz. (7.625 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches Red Hardcover gold lettering in fair chipped dust jacket) Good Condition. light edge-wear, high quality sewn binding stretched in numerous places, 1-inch page tear on illustration page opposite title page along bottom inner edge, Text is Clean and Unmarked! Next Day Shipping! Title: The Boys Book of Chemistry: A Simple Explanation of Up-To-Date Chemistry, Together with Many Easily Made Experiments by Charles Ramsey Clarke. Contents Summary: When Chemistry was Young; The Apparatus and Chemicals You Need; Experimenting with Water; About the Gases We Call Air; Some other Common Gases; What Acids, Bases, and Salts Are; Metals, Alloys, and Amalgams; Practical Chemistry Simply Explained; Some Brilliant Chemical Tests; Chemistry In and Around the House; The Electro-Chemical Arts; The Chemistry of Photography, The Soil, and The Chemistry of Warfare; Synthetic Chemistry for Beginners, Plus Appendices. Biblio . Good. 1928. September 1928, 6th Printing Edition .

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit U.

      [Berlin, 11. Dezember 1928]. - 2¼ SS. auf 3 Bll. 4to. Sehr eindringliche Reflexion über das eigene Schaffen, über Bühne und Film und Kunst im Allgemeinen und auch über Berlin, wo der Schriftsteller sich gerade aufhielt, um einer Aufführung seines Stücks „Der Zinker" beizuwohnen, das zur selben Zeit, eben am 11. Dezember, unter dem Titel „The sign of the Leopard" am Broadway seine Premiere feierte: „It is two o’clock in the morning and very cold. Does Berlin ever go to sleep? It is the most restless and yet the most restful city in the world. It has the hum of London but there are times when London is quiet and the streets are deserted but in Berlin the night revellers going home meet the early risers going to work . there will be snow I think – I can smell it in the air. I suppose I should be wise and go to bed. But to leave a play that is three parts written is very difficult for me. Still I can get up early in the morning. I wonder how ‚Der Zinker’ will be received? The company is an excellent one, but it is curious to listen to your own play in a language which you cannot understand. And yet it is fascinating to listen to these rich German voices and watch the actors move and gesticulate . It is eight o’clock in New York, the curtain is up on the premiere of ‚Der Zinker’ (they call it ‚The Sign of the Leopard’ there)[.] Will Carl Brandt telephone me from New York . I wonder what sort of a girl is playing the principal role? Some German girls have a certain appealing beauty [.] What was the name of that girl I met yesterday? [.] I should like to be able to read what t[he] German correspondent wrote about my views on art. So many English people use the word ‚art’ when they mean ‚aesthetic’. They tell me I am not an artist because I write about criminals. Other people are artists when they write about God and show him in plus fours [d. s. kurze Hosen, die zehn Zentimeter unters Knie reichen und im Allgemeinen zum Sport getragen werden]. I have my own views on the personal God but there are millions of people to whom he is something real and beautiful. Why wound the spirit of millions of good people? It is like desecrating the grave of a mans mother. But it may be good art. I don’t know. I am bourgeoisie I suppose . Half past two . taxis and cars still rolling to and from the Brandenburger Tor. A restless friendly city. How hard everybody works and how serious they are . They work hard on the stage and in the studios . there were two or three English actors in the cinema-studio I visited this afternoon. They were sorry that the film was finishing . Everybody had been so kind to them[.] ‚My God they work hard!’ said one ‚but they work to schedule! You know exactly what you have to do and when you have to do it!’ . Bed is a nice place but that wedge shaped bolster under your head is an abomination . What was the name of that young German actress? . Very lovely . I wonder how she would film? . God in plus fours . art has many expressions [.]". – Tls. mit winzigen Randläsuren, sonst sehr wohlerhalten, wenn auch etwas fleckig.

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        THE LONESOMEST DOLL

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1928 - 1st 1928. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A charming story of the proud little queen and her beautiful lonesome doll. 31 unique illustrations including four in colour. Attractive tan pictorial cloth, black title to spine. A rare Rackham title being published only in America. Spine just very slightly bumped. Pale stain to front cover which is hardly noticeable. Tiny bookseller's stamp to front pastedown. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. Very light water stain to margins of pages in second half of book. Pages very lightly browned. First gathering pulled at hinges and slightly misaligned. Closed tear to gutter edges of first gathering. Prelims almost detached. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby with a few light stains, chipped at corners with a few small edge-tears. Difficult to find in good condition due to paper used being of poor quality, this is an exceptionally bright copy, rare in original wrapper. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verlainiens et décadents EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions Marcel Seheur, 1928. Fine. Editions Marcel Seheur, Paris 1928, 13,5x18cm, relié. - First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Holland, deluxe edition. Binding half morocco cherry, back with five nerves, golden tail date marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank cover and spine preserved (insolated back and filled with a missing head), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare autograph dated and signed by the author Mr. Crottet. Iconography. Nice copy pleasantly established. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés (dos insolé et comportant un manque comblé en tête), tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Rare envoi autographe daté et signé de Gustave Le Rouge à Monsieur Crottet. Iconographie. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        107 Recettes Ou Curiosités Culinaires Receuillies Par Paul Poiret, Président Honoraire Du Club Des "Purs Cent", Suivies De Quelques Pages De publicité Gratuite Par Sébastien Voirol

      1928. POIRET, Paul. 107 Recettes Ou Curiosités Culinaires Receuillies Par Paul Poiret, Président Honoraire Du Club Des "Purs Cent", Suivies De Quelques Pages De publicité Gratuite Par Sébastien Voirol. [6], 212, [2] pp. Illustrated with 107 plates by Allix. 4to., bound in contemporary three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, preserving the original front wrapper. Paris: Henri Jonquières et Cie, 1928. |~||~||~||~| A book of recipes collected by the self-proclaimed "King of Fashion," Paul Poiret. Among the recipes creators are Chosson, the chef at Maxim's and Ernest Verdier of the Maison Dorée. The book came out just one year before Poiret's fashion house closed. One of an edition of 100 copies on velin pur fil Lafuma. A very good copy.

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        Irénée EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Nrf, 1928. Fine. Nrf, Paris 1928, 17x22cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 109 numbered copies on laid Lafuma-Navarre and reimposed in quarto format foolscap, leading copy. Tiny bites without gravity on the back. Rare and nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 109 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé Lafuma-Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur le dos. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        Miscellaneous Poems By Jonathan Swift, D.D.,

      1928. Beautifully Illustrated by Robert GibbingsHandsomely Bound by Riviére & SonSWIFT, Jonathan. GIBBINGS, Robert, illustrator. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. [RIVIÉRE & Son, binders]. Miscellaneous Poems By Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Edited by R. Ellis Roberts; decorated with Engravings on Wood by Robert Gibbings. [Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928.Limited to 375 numbered copies (this being #74). Quarto (10 1/16 x 7 1/2 inches; 256 x 191 mm.). [4, blank], viii, 67, [2], [3, blank] pp. Title-page printed in red and black, thirteen wood engravings by Gibbings.Bound by Riviére & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full niger morocco, front cover with a geometric design enclosing a panel of three tulips, decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Spine with two raised bands, decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt, rear board with single gilt-line border, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins. A few very light 'dark' spots on upper cover otherwise very fine. Housed in the original russet cloth slipcase.The poems are printed from the text in the Reverend John Mitford's edition of 1833 (Colophon).Robert Gibbings (1889-1958) was an Irish artist and author who was most noted for his work as a wood engraver and sculptor, and for his books on travel and natural history. Along with Noel Rooke he was one of the founder members of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920, and was a major influence in the revival of wood engraving in the twentieth century. Gibbings knew all the leading wood engravers of the day and a number of authors, which enabled him to publish modern texts as well as classic ones.Chanticleer, 58; Kirkus, 34.

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        Hymn on the morning of Christ's Nativity

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1928. A beautiful Christmas greeting from the Hornbys. One of c.220 copies printed on French hand-made paper. Full page woodcut by Noel Rooke. Printed in Ptolemy type with two large initials in red. Pp.16. 4to., original printed blue paper wrappers, sewn with green silk thread. A little creasing and darkening to edges of wrappers, slight offset from the booklabel to the title page, otherwise very good. "This little Book has been printed to carry to our friends far & near our heartiest good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 1928-1929". A really charming Christmas keepsake from the Hornbys with their usual Christmas message printed on the front wrapper. The large initials are particularly stunning.

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        A Salmon River

      Dutton's, New York 1928 - Limited to 250 copies. Signed on title-page. Illustration of "Griswold Gray" salmon fly instead of map as frontispiece. 239, [1] pp. Printed at the Plimpton Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Bruns "Very Scarce" We have not seen another copy in this full crimson morocco binding, the author's own copy was bound in full green; all others seen have been bound in limp green. Consists of selections from two previous privately printed books, including "Observations on a Salmon River".Inscribed by Griswold, "William F. de Haynes 1928" on half-title. Bruns G-187 "red morr. doubtful", noting copies in black or green Original Publisher's deluxe full crimson morocco, with gilt stamped Griswold device on upper cover, wide turn-ins, tan morocco doublures, t.e.g. Inner hinges repaired, joints started, spine dark, one corner rubbed. Very good Illustration of "Griswold Gray" salmon fly instead of map as frontispiece. 239, [1] pp. Printed at the Plimpton Press. 1 vols. 8vo Limited to 250 copies. Signed on title-page [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Paz, poder y abundancia. Traducción y prólogo de Federico Climent Ferrer

      Barcelona, Antonio Roch, Editor, s.a. (hacia 1928). 4to. menor; 353 pp. y una lámina retrato. Enc. original.

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        Woodcuts

      London: Andrew Block,, 1928. Square octavo (28 leaves). Original marbled wrappers, paper label on front cover. Woodcut title vignette of the Green Man, 12 plates, colophon. Small neat library label at top corner of front cover, some loss of paper from partially split spine, some creasing, tears and chips, internally a little used, one plate ("Brothers") has a light pencil grid drawn over the top (presmuably for purposes of copying the image). First and limited edition, first impression, one of 200 copies; decidedly scarce: only six copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales, Oxford, Exeter, V&A), while OCLC adds another dozen copies worldwide. Invalided out of the army with neurasthenia in 1918 Ralph Chubb (1892-1960) studied at the Slade and became a close friend of Leon Underwood, who was responsible for Chubb's work being exhibited: at Chenil's (1922) and the Goupil Gallery (1929). "He was a part-time art teacher at Bradfield College [Berkshire] (1924-27), but had to resign for sexual indiscretions. He taught life-drawing at St. Martin's School of Art (1930-33). Early on, he seemed destined to have a fairly conventional artistic career but he painted pictures which shocked and wrote books which no-one would publish" (Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, p. 144). He later produced painstakingly illuminated works in the manner of Blake and a mystical personal ethos "declaring homosexuality and pederasty to be an inextricable part of a new religion" (Horne).

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly (Vols. I-XIII) [with] The Yellow Book. A Selection

      London & Boston: Elkin Mathews & John Lane and Copeland & Day [and] Edwin Valentine Mitchell, 1928. Mixed set, first editions of vols. III, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII (other vols. later issues without ads). Numerous illustrations. 15 vols. 8vo. Yellow cloth decorated in black. Very good set (spines a bit dull, a few heads bumped; back board of vol. III scuffed and soiled; vol. VIII heavily soiled, worn, some loss at ends, with a clean duplicate in later issue). Selection: Fine in fine dust jacket. Mixed set, first editions of vols. III, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII (other vols. later issues without ads). Numerous illustrations. 15 vols. 8vo. BEARDSLEY'S YELLOW BOOK. The Yellow Book, conceived by Aubrey Beardsley and Henry Harland, is the most famous of the Bodley Head periodicals and one of the most famous works of the fin de siècle period. Among its most notable contributors are Henry James, Richard Le Galliene, Max Beerbohm, A. C. Benson, George Gissing, George Saintsbury, J.A. Symonds, Edmund Gosse, Richard Garnett, George Moore, Austin Dobson, Kenneth Grahame, E. Nesbit, Arnold Bennet, Baron Corvo, John Buchan, H. G. Wells and W. B. Yeats. Many of these authors' works appear here in first edition. The Yellow Book also contains the illustrated work of many of the leading artists of the period, including Frederick Leighton, Pennel, Sickert, Rothenstein, Houseman, Anning Bell, Walter Crane, Sargent, the Gaskeins, and Charles Robinson. However, it is Beardsley's style that will forever mark the Yellow Book as a classic in the literature of illustration. The legendary 1890s publication, British decadence in its original format. Lasner 65

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        Lord Peter Views the Body

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1928. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A collection of 12 short stories featuring Sayers's recurring character Lord Peter Wimsey. From the publisher's archive.

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        My Hunting Sketch Book [and] My Hunting Sketch Book Volume Two

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited, 1928. - The Large-Paper Edition DeLuxe - Signed by Lionel EdwardsEDWARDS, Lionel. My Hunting Sketch Book [and] My Hunting Sketch Book Volume Two. Written and Illustrated by Lionel Edwards, R.I. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited, 1928-1930. Large-Paper Copies. Limited to 255 and copies and 185 copies signed by Lionel Edwards (these being copies #155 and 90 respectively). The mounted color frontispiece in volume one is also signed by Lionel Edwards.Two folio volumes (12 7/16 x 10 1/8 inches: 315 x 258 mm.). xiv, 28, [1, blank], [1, colophon], 2, blank] pp., with fifteen mounted color plates; xvi, 40, [1, blank], [1, colophon], 2, blank] pp., with twelve mounted color and nine black and white plates.Publishers quarter vellum over red cloth boards, front covers titled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Slight rubbing to corners, otherwise a fine set.Volume one with the Sporting Gallery exhibition announcement dated November 1928 for the original drawings for "My Hunting Sketch Book" laid in.Lionel Edwards (1878-1966) was a British artist who specialized in painting horses and other aspects of British country life. He is best known for his hunting scenes but also painted pictures of horse racing, shooting and fishing. He provided illustrations for Country Life, The Sphere, The Graphic and numerous books. His artistic output was remarkable: he wrote almost 30 books and illustrated many more, including editions of Black Beauty, Lorna Doone and The Black Arrow, in addition to numerous private commissions. He became a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art in 1926 and the Royal Institute in 1927. His favorite medium was watercolor, although he used oils more in his later years. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

      London: Printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press for the Cresset Press, 1928. No. 102 OF 195 COPIES on paper (and 10 copies on vellum.) n. Hardcover. 368 x 264 mm (14 1/2 x 10 3/8"). Two volumes. No. 102 OF 195 COPIES on paper (and 10 copies on vellum.). Publisher's black stained vellum by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed on rear pastedown), raised bands, gilt titling on upper cover and spine. Two large vignettes and 10 POWERFUL EXPRESSIONISTIC ENGRAVED PLATES, the vignettes and six of the plates by Blair Hughes-Stanton, the other four by Gertrude Hermes. Ransom, p. 6; Hughes-Stanton 4. A hint of rubbing to extremities, one leaf with closed marginal tear, but A FINE SET, quite clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is a very well-preserved copy of one of the two or three most handsome and striking products of the Cresset Press, operated between 1927 and 1931 under the direction of Dennis M. Cohen and A. I. Myers. For this majestic "Pilgrim's Progress," as for other publications, they employed for their printers the Shakespeare Head Press, directed at Stratford-on-Avon by Bernard Henry Newdigate. Between the wars Newdigate (1869-1944) was probably the most important name in private press printing. Franklin says that Newdigate's years at the Shakespeare Head Press made it "the most mature and sophisticated of the private presses." The work Newdigate did for distribution by his own as well as by other presses comprised an output that had a profound influence on the standards of book production in Britain. The artists Blair Hughes-Stanton (1902-81) and Gertrude Hermes (1901-83) both studied at the school of Leon Underwood at Hammersmith. They were still in their twenties when they executed these sophisticated expressive woodcuts, and both went on to have long and productive careers as avant-garde artists. In her book on her father's work, Penelope Hughes-Stanton says that the present production "was perhaps the first real test of the two young artists' ability to harness their rampant expressionism and fit it into the restricting reins of a letterpress production." Newdigate pressured them to make their art look more like that of Eric Gill, but they resisted and successfully established their unique personal styles as illustrators. The names of the plates here give a sense of the drama involved: "The Valley of the Shadow of Death," "The River of God," "The Pilgrims Cross the River of Death," "The Slough of Despond," "The Fight between Grim and Great-Heart," and so on.

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        LA DIVINA COMEDIA or the DIVINE VISION OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      Nonesuch Press, London 1928 - This is a Limited Edition of 1475 copies, of which this is number 214. It is printed on Van Gelder paper by Daniel Jacomet. The Italian text was established originally in 1923 by Mario Casella and revised for this edition by him. The English translation by H.F. Cary was originally published in 1814 and with corrections in 1844. Full orange vellum over boards, folio size, no dust jacket. There is foxing on the first free endpaper and the last free endpaper, but all other pages and all plates are pristine and present. The spine is badly sunned, there is a long light scratch on the front cover and a deeper shorter scrape. Former owner's pastedown bookplate on endpaper. The vellum has pulled the boards a bit, which vellum has a tendency to do as it ages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Cuisine Lyonnaise

      Lyon: Librairie de P. Masson, 1928. Large octavo 136 pages. First edition, n° 818 of 900 examples on vélin blanc, from a total edition of 1040. Illustrated. A year earlier, the author issued a twenty-three page booklet with the same title. "Treats of the old Lyonnaise innkeepers, cabarets, and famous restaurants; the Lyonnaise cookery, accompanying wines, and typical recipes..." (Bitting). A fine copy, uncut, in original printed wrappers, with glassine. [OCLC locates eleven copies; Bitting, page 475].

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        Do XXI Stoleti Prestoupit

      WEISKOPF, F.C. Do XXI Stoleti Prestoupit. 113pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers. In a new cloth folding box. Prague: Odeon,1928. |~||~||~||~| A handsome example of Czech avant garde book design with a stunning photomontage cover.

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        Die Tragische Geschichte Von Hamlet Prinzen Von Daenmark

      Weimar: Printed at the Cranach Press by Henry Kessler., 1928-9. The German edition in an original deluxe Dorfner binding. Wood engravings by Edward Gordon Craig, and wood-engraved lettering by Eric Gill, typeface designed by Edward Johnston, after that used by Fust & Schoeffer in their Mainz Psalter of 1457. The hemp and linen fibre paper was made by Maillol. No.130 of only 230 copies of the German edition. Folio, original full red morocco, spine lettered with borders in gilt by Otto Dorfner of Weimer, the Press binders. A couple of tiny marks but generally an extremely good copy. The fore edge has some spotting as usual and there is some browning in the margin not affecting the text on p.57-9 and 70-73, othwrwise a very good copy. Intended by Count Kessler as the crowning glory of his private Cranach Press, Hamlet was 17 years in gestation from when he had seen Gordon Craig's black figures for his Moscow Hamlet and decided that spectacular woodcuts could be printed from them. The result is one of the most important and spectacular works of the private press movement. Brinks, The Book as a Work of Art, The Cranach Press, p.412.

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        Motherhood in Bondage

      New York: Brentano's 1928 - 8vo., blue cloth lettered in black; covers slightly discolored. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Senator Walcott, with my compliments & regards, Margaret Sanger, Feb. 13, 14, 1931," on the front endpaper. ---- In addition to representing Connecticut in the US Senate between 1929 and 1935, the recipient Frederic C. Walcott served as commissioner of welfare of Connecticut, a member of the advisory committee of the Human Welfare Group of Yale University, and regent of the Smithsonian Institution. A significant presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1809-1858

      Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1928 - 4 volumes. First Edition, the Manuscript Edition and one of only 1000 numbered copies specially bound and with a leaf from the original Beveridge manuscript. Illustrated throughout with a profusion of plates in each volume. Tall, royal 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue ribbed cloth with light blue lettering labels gilt over blue paper-covered boards. xxvi, 297; vi, 310; vi, 361; vi, 381 including index. An especially fine set, extremely well preserved and bright, as mint and pristine with only the most minor hint of mellowing. A partially unopened set, with the leaf of autograph manuscript. SCARCE FIRST EDITION AND THIS, FROM THE LIMITED ISSUE WITH A LEAF OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT INCLUDED. Beveridge, known also for his great biography of Chief Justice Marshall, spent many years researching the available materials for this work. He made ongoing investigations, questioning what had been published by others and trusting no agent without verifying the work. He made journeys to the Lincoln country, sifted the the many traditions which have grown wherever the family rested, and sought to see for himself how far the neighborhood could influence the man. He was tireless in reading collections of papers still unpublished, in carefully going through files of newspapers, journals and books. The result of his labours presented itself in the form of this fine four volume work on Lincoln in the years leading up to the presidency. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

      London: Printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press for the Cresset Press, 1928. No. 6 OF 10 SPECIAL COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM (and 195 on paper) n. Hardcover. With Intensely Rich Woodcut Images on Vellum. 365 x 254 mm (14 3/8 x 10"). Two volumes plus portfolio of plates. No. 6 OF 10 SPECIAL COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM (and 195 on paper). Fine publisher's russet morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers lettered in gilt, metal clasps, raised bands, wide turn-ins with multiple ruled border, all edges gilt. The volumes housed, along with an extra suite of engravings, in a (slightly worn but still very good) fleece-lined matching cloth box and slipcase. Two large vignettes and 10 POWERFUL EXPRESSIONISTIC ENGRAVED PLATES ON VELLUM, the vignettes and six of the plates by Blair Hughes-Stanton, the other four by Gertrude Hermes, with matted duplicates of the plates (ALL OF THE ENGRAVINGS SIGNED), the extras done on thin paper and contained in their own portfolio. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of the Garden Collection (see below). Ransom, p. 6; British Library Private Press Books, p. 141; Hughes-Stanton 4. A couple of faint scratches to boards, spines a shade darker than the covers, a small handful of leaves with the usual faint discoloration that is inevitable with vellum, otherwise A SUPERB SET, the text clean and fresh, with smooth, bright vellum leaves, and the bindings unworn. This is the wonderful deluxe version of one of the finest productions of the Cresset Press, our copy from a notable collection renowned for the outstanding condition of its holdings. It is not too much to say that the collection of The Garden Ltd., assembled by Haven O'More with funding from Michael Davis, was the most outstanding library of notable books put together in America in the second half of the 20th century. When it was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1989, the sale brought in $16.2 million. The library included high spots from all periods (the four Shakespeare folios, the first of "Don Quixote," and Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" brought in more than $5 million alone), and the collection was breathtaking in its impeccable condition-as is evidenced by the present set, which was lot 305 in the sale. O'More had acquired it at the sale of noted collector Doris Benz in November of 1984.

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        The Philip Lehman Collection, New York. Paintings.

      Editeur Calmann-Lévy (Edizione Privata - Braun & Co.)., Paris. 1928 - In-folio (cm 48,5 x 38), leg. editoriale in mezza pergamena con tit. al dorso e al piatto, cc. non num. 224. Contiene la riproduzione monocroma a piena pagina di CV dipinti, più una tav. a colori all'inizio. Ogni opera è descritta accuratamente, e accompagnata dalla bibliografia. Edizione non venale di 300 esemplari numerati: i primi 200 su carta litografica Cina, gli altri su Velin d'Arches - il nostro esemplare è il n° 66. Philip Lehman (1861 - 1947) è stato un banchiere e finanziere statunitense, membro dal 1887 della 'Lehman Brothers', fondata dal padre Emanuel e da suo fratllo, e manager della compagnia dal 1901 al 1925. Iniziò a collezionare importanti opere d'arte dal 1911; la collezione, ceduta al figlio Robert, oggi fa parte dell' 'Ala Robert Lehman' del Metropolitan Museum. Piccoli difetti - leggere abrasioni, piccolissime mancanze - alla legatura; perfetto all'interno.

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        Spring Comes to Noe Valley (View of Noe Valley and St. Paul's Church from the Artist's Studio)

      San Francisco: Circa 1970s. Oil on board Signed lower right. 27.5 x 21.75 inches. Framed. John J. Payne (1928-1999)was a San Francisco based artist. He studied with Lorser Feitelson at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Payne painted in a naif and hard edge style. He exhibited in the Tillman Place Gallery and the Maxwell Gallery in the 1950s and 1960s. The artist's sister, Frances Payne, PhD, numbered each of the artist's works. This is Work no. 377.

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        MORE VERY YOUNG SONGS

      - MILNE,A.A. MORE VERY YOUNG SONGS. London: Methuen (1928) folio, cloth backed boards, tips rubbed and covers very slightly soiled else VG-Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 100 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY MILNE, ERNEST SHEPARD & H. FRASER SIMSON, THIS COPY HAS THE NUMBER LINE CROSSED OUT AND WRITTEN IN AS A PRESENTATION COPY FOR THE CHILDREN'S WARD HOSPITAL. Musical notation for 10 charming songs are beautifully illustrated in black and white by Shepard. Scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      SHEPARD. MILNE,A.A. HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. London: Methuen (1928). 8vo, full calf with gilt vignettes and floral decoration, all edges gilt, 103p., Fine in original publisher's box with printed label (box rubbed with light soil). 1st edition, DELUXE EDITION. Illustrated by E.H. SHEPHARD. Scarce in this binding and in the box.

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        The House At Pooh Corner With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1928 - Octavo (190 x 128 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in pink morocco, titles and pictorial centre tool to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, multiple decorative blocks to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, original endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent copy. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York, New York, U.S.A: Simon and Schuster, 1928. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Limited first US edition. One of 1000 copies issued prior to the first trade edition. First edition in English. Plain green cloth boards. Gilt titles to spine. Boards are lightly rubbed with wear at extremities. Head of spine beginning to fray. Spine faded and gilt nearly worn away. First edition statement from the original sleeve has been clipped and taped into Foreword facing page, and the tape has yellowed and left ghosts on preceding and verso pages. Else toned pages are clean and crisp. Binding sound. Illustrated. Pictorial end papers. 209 pages. Measures about 5.5 x 7.5 inches. First edition statement from publisher, precedes page 1: From The Inner Sanctum of Simon and Schuster. This is a first edition copy of Bambi. A thousand copies have been printed and bound. None are for sale. The Inner Sanctum thinks that Bambi will ultimately have a large sale, and hopes that a copy of this copy will not only be pleasant to read, but of possible increased value at a future time. Originally published in Austria in 1923, Bambi was adapted by Disney into the hugely popular film of the same name. The novel was well received by critics and is considered a classic, as well as one of the first environmental novels ever published.

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        Urformen der Kunst,, photographische Pflanzenbilder von Professor Karl Blossfeldt. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf,

      Berlin : Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, (1928). - Mit 120 ganzseitige schwarzweißen Bildtafeln, XVII (I) Seiten, SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 104 OF 150 COPIES n. Hardcover. 368 x 242 mm (14 1/2 x 9 5/8"). 2 p.l., 156 pp., [1] leaf. No. 104 OF 150 COPIES. Publisher's Philippine mahogany boards backed with brown Niger morocco by William Wheeler, raised bands, spine with titling in blind, "TKD" embossed in blank on the portion of the spine leather extending onto the front board. 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. Heller & Magee 107. One page with faint paint residue in the margin, but A VERY FINE COPY, the binding extremely bright and virtually unworn, and the text showing no signs of use. 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. The Grabhorn Press bibliography tells us that of this edition, "a few copies exist with the illustrations hand-colored. These were done for experimental purposes and were not for sale." While the illustrations in this copy are, in fact, hand colored (and done carefully and tastefully), it is possible this enhancement was the work of a later owner. It is also possible that this is a specially colored copy for "TKD," who may have been someone important to the Press, but whose identity is unknown to us.

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        The American Negro: A Study in Racial Crossing

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

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        Encyclopaedia Judaica. Das Judentum in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Band 1 bis 10 komplett. [Herausgegeben von Jakob Klatzkin und Ismar Elbogen]. Band 1: Aach-Akademien; Band 2: Akademien-Apostasie; Band 3: Apostel-Beerajim; Band 4: Beer-bing - Caligari; Band 5: Cahan-Draguignan; Band 6: Drama-Gabinius; Band 7: Gabirol-Hess; Band 8: Hesse-Jerusalem; Band 9: Jerusalem-Kimschi; Band 10: Kimchit-Lyra.,

      Berlin: Verlag Eschkol 1928-1932. - MNE I, 205. - Die erste Encyclopaedia Judaica erschien seit 1928 in Berlin im Verlag Eschkol von Nahum Goldmann. Herausgeber waren Jakob Klatzkin und Ismar Elbogen. Deren Erscheinen musste nach nur zehn von 15 deutschsprachigen (A–Lyra) Bänden infolge der Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten eingestellt werden, 40.000 schon gedruckte Exemplare wurden in Leipzig 1933 vernichtet. Zwei hebräische Bände (A-Antipas) wurden unter dem Namen Eshkol publiziert - Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplare mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten und Titelblatt. Einbände etwas berieben und an den Ecken leicht bestoßen, Leder unterschiedlich stark berieben und Rücken des ersten Bandes ausgeblichen. Kapitale teils stärker berieben. Schnitte etwas angestaubt und Papier gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar des bedeutenden und gesuchten Werkes. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 32000 4° (29,5 x 23 cm). Orig.-Halblederbände mit Leinenbezügen, Goldprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Marmorpapiervorsätzen und goldgefärbten Kopfschnitten. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. 10 Bände (= so vollständig/alle erschienenen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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