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        The Fleuron

      Cambridge University Press, 1928. Quarto. xv, 264pp. Deluxe Edition, Volume 6. One of 160 copies printed on handmade Batchelor Kelmscott paper and featuring additional inserts not included in the ordinary edition. Among these are two illustrations by David Jones: "Roses and Thorns" (p. 225), and "The Piping Fisherman," an original copper engraving from the rare Monotype Seven Fables of Aesop, signed in pencil by the artist (p. 230). The latter insert shows a faint crease along outer edge, as well as a small, unobtrusive spot to illustration. Containing a wide range of printed and tipped-in examples, inserts, and full-page illustrations, this volume is a delight for the eyes as well as a rich typographical resource. Bound in green cloth, the spine is stamped with an Art Deco-style gilt-and-black design, appropriately reminiscent of stylized leaves. This design is repeated along the fore-edges of the front and back covers, and echoed again in gold on the endpapers. Lower corners rubbed, else about fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1928., 1928. First Rackham Edition; 4to. Beautifully bound in dark green half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to spine, having retained the publisher's original green cloth boards with gilt titles and decoration to upper. The original pictorial end papers are also present at the front; top edge gilt. A very handsome copy. With 8 illustrations in colour and in text line drawing. A beautiful copy of this classic tale, superbly decorated by Rackham. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Law of Success, The: In Sixteen Lessons (8 Volume Set)

      Meriden, CT: Ralston University Press, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Meriden, CT: The Ralston University Press, 1928. 8 Volumes. First Edition, complete set, bound in dark blue variant cloth. A stunning set, with volumes ranging in condition from Near Fine to Fine. Light wear to corners, dulling to stamping. Volume 8 shows an exposed hinge and a ding to the top edge. Else all hinges are firm, and pages are fresh. A very lovely set, in nicer shape than normally found.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        WEST-RUNNING BROOK

      Henry Holt and Company (1928), New York - Cloth-backed boards decorated with a pattern of maple leaves. Crane A10.1: "Though printed in the same year as the first [trade] edition by the same publisher, this edition is in an entirely different setting and format with different pagination." Illustrated with a frontispiece and three woodcuts by J. J. Lankes, each plate SIGNED by the artist in pencil. Copy #184 of 1000 SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Contains the title poem, "Spring Pools," and "Acquainted With the Night," among others. A few scattered spots of foxing, mostly to the endpapers. The scarce original glassine has a couple of small chips but is in very nice condition. The slipcase has a neatly repaired split along the top edge. About Fine in the original glassine and slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Britain's Industrial Future

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1928. Being the report of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry. Octavo. Original orange cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Dust jacket patchily faded and a little stained. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Important provenance: from the library of the chairman of the inquiry, Walter T. Layton, with his bookplate and inscribed on the title page: "Layton 11.2.49". Layton (1884-1966), economist and newspaper proprietor, "was a leading member of a group of Liberals with a major influence on public opinion. They moved in Whitehall and Westminster circles, Fleet Street, the City, and Oxford and Cambridge. Among the number were Keynes, Beveridge, Gilbert Murray, and Seebohm Rowntree... Layton's highest-profile role in developing Liberal policy was as chairman of the executive committee of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry (as opposed to 'Enquiry', carefully chosen to avoid the acronym LIE), which produced the Yellow Book of 1928 [the present work]. This put forward ideas on more widespread economic planning, and plans to use public works schemes to tackle unemployment. After a decade of struggling to define new economic ideas in response to more polarized politics, the Liberals had developed a clear agenda. Layton's contacts and drive had provided much of the stimulus underpinning the project" (ODNB).

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        SUEÑO AZUL! DE FLORENCE

      1928 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. FIRENZE Tamaño del cartel: 69x99 El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        Eva und Adam.

      Ohne weitere Angaben [um 1928].. Folio (50x34 cm). Titelblatt und 20 Tafeln mit Orig.-Lithographien auf Bütten unter verschiedenfarbigen Passepartouts. Original HPergamentmappe mit goldgepr. Front und RTitel und goldgepr. Illustration auf dem Deckel (Motiv aus der Mappe).. Handpressendruck in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 100 Exemplaren. 4 der Lithographien sind monogrammiert mit L.J. und 2 davon datiert ('14 und '28). Der sehr graphische aber ausgesprochen ornamental-dekorative Stil deutet auf den Umkreis des Wiener Sezessionimus hin und lassen Jungnickel als Künstler als sehr wahrscheinlich erscheinen. Dass dieses Werk vereinzelt Leo Impekoven zugeschrieben wurde ist für uns absolut nicht nachvollziehbar. In diesem eindeutig erotischen Mappenwerk geht es zwar nie 'zur Sache', jedoch entpuppt sich fast jedes Ornament als Phallus oder Vagina, besonders der Phallus gibt sich in allen Größen die Ehre. So wandeln Eva und Adam durch eine gänzlich erotisierte Welt und das mit dem Sündenfall war dann wohl kaum noch vermeidbar. Mappe leicht . Von großer Seltenheit. Bibliographisch nicht zu ermitteln. ---------------------------------------------------- [Jungnickel, Ludwig Heinrich (1881-1965)]. Eva und Adam [Eve et Adam]. Sans informations supplementaires [vers 1928]. In-folio : 50x34 cm. Page de titre et 20 planches avec lithographies sur papier a la forme sous passepartouts en couleurs differentes. Portefeuille demi-parchemin, premier plat et dos avec titre en lettres dorees, plat illustre en or (motif de la serie repete). Imprime a la presse a bras d'un tirage unique de 100 exemplaires. 4 lithographies sont monogrammes avec L.J.' et 2 sont datees ('14 et '28). Ce portefeuille erotique n'en vient jamais aux faits, mais presque chaque ornament se revele etre un vagin ou un phallus. Eva et Adam se promenent dans un monde qui rend la chute presque inevitable. Portefeuille legerement frotte. Tres rare. Sans reference bibliographique. -------------------------------English description available on request.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        AROUND THE WORLD, 1928: Passenger's Photo Album from a Journey on the Ocean Liner "Resolute," Hamburg-America Line

      1928. Hardcover. Very Good+. Stab binding, leather over flexible boards, "Photographs / Around the World 1928 / S. S. Resolute" stamped in gilt on front board; oblong, 13x10 inches; contains over 450 b/w silver gelatin prints, affixed to recto and verso of each page with corner mounts, usually 4 per page. Average photo size is 5x4 inches, with handwritten caption printed direct on the photograph. Also includes 8x10s of the ship, the captain, and group portraits for a masquerade ball, an Oriental ball, a Japanese ball, and a ladies' luncheon, plus two laid-in group portraits, taken in Jerusalem (5x7), and on the Giza Plateau in Cairo (8x10). The group portraits offer a wonderul look at the costume and fashions of ther period. The smaller photographs offer a few images of festivites -- and one storm -- on deck, but the majority of the album is given over to wonderful images of landscapes, landmarks, and people encountered on our compiler's long journey, from January to May of 1928. Ports visited include: Maderia, Algiers, Monte Carlo, Nice, Naples, Athens, Jerusalem, Djibouti, Agra, Delhi, Benares, Bombay, Calcutta, Ceylon, Rangoon, Sumatra, Java, Singapore, Bangkok, Borneo, Manila, Hong Kong, Formosa, Shanghai, Peking, Kyoto, Nikko, Kobe, Yokohara, Honolulu, and the Panama Canal. Boards deteriorating along the edges; pages a bit brittle; a few corner mounts broken, with photographs laid in. Nicely composed, exposed and printed, all photographs in this rich volume are in excellent condition, and removable for display (if so desired).

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        ASHENDEN: OR THE BRITISH AGENT

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1928. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo; navy blue cloth, with titling and author's symbol stamped in gilt and black to spine and front cover; dustjacket; 304pp. With the bookplates of two noted bibliophiles: Virginia collector Christopher Clark Geest's applied to front endpaper, and that of Ruth Swetland Kane to front pastedown. Four small spots of tape-shadow offset to both front and rear endpages (likely from old jacket protector), with light, scattered foxing to text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket shows a hint of sunning to spine, with light rubbing to three letters in the title; two closed tears to front panel, else a bright, unrestored example - Near Fine. Collection of loosely-linked stories, partly based on Maugham's experience as a member of British Intelligence in Europe during World War I. A Queen's Quorum and Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title, basis for the 1936 Alfred Hitchcock flim starring Madeleine Carroll, Peter Lorre, John Geiglund, and Robert Young. Stott A37a.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Ashenden. Or the British Agent

      London, William Heinemann, 1928., 1928. Secret Service thriller. Second Impression. Publisher's cloth, gilt titles. Slight bubbling of cloth to front and rear panel and a trifle of wear to the head and tail of spine. Else a near fine copy. This copy inscribed by Maugham twice; once to the front endpaper "For Jack From WM", and again upside down on the rear endpaper. A pretty copy that shows well. A Haycroft-Queen cornerstone book. Two of the stories in 'Ashenden' were used by Alfred Hitchcock as the basis for 'The Secret Agent'. 'It is the archetype of the espionage novel, a precursor to the works of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, John leCarre and Robert Ludlum.' (Book Collector 272). Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272). Also Stott, Rothschild, Haining; Crime Fiction p198.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Tower

      Macmillan and Company, 1928-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Macmillan and Company, 1928. 110 p. Green cloth with gilt design, blue endpapers. First American edition, first printing. (Follows the British edition.) Very Good. No jacket. Clean pages and strong gilt. Light staining to front cover. Front and rear hinges are starting. Cloth at head frayed. A nice copy with the beautiful Thomas Sturge Moore design.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Rheinisches Wörterbuch. Im Auftrag der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, der Gesellschaft für rheinische Geschichtskunde und des Provinzialverbandes der Rheinprovinz auf Grund der von J. Franck begonnenen, von allen Kreisen des

      - rheinischen Volkes unterstützten Sammlung bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Josef Müller. 9 Bände (= komplett: A-Z, Nachträge + Ortsverzeichnis + Karte in Rückdeckellasche von Band 9). Bonn und Berlin, Klopp, 1928 - 1971, Kl.-4°, Original-Halbledereinbände und Original-Halbleinwandeinbände (Band V und Band VI). Vollständige Reihe in guter Erhaltung (Einbände etwas berieben)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        George Washington Sportsman From his own Journals. [Preface by John C. Phillips.]

      Cambridge, Mass: The Cosmos Press, Inc, 1928. One Hundred Copies Privately Printed for John Phillips. 47 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter black cloth, black patterned paper boards, with gilt stars. Fine. INSCRIBED FROM PHILLIPS TO CONNETT, ONE OF 100 Inscribed in corner of flyleaf "To Eugene V. Connett with kindest regards of John C. Phillips." "But Washington's first love in the realm of sport was riding to hounds over his own and neighboring plantations ..." Preface. Wetzel p. 228; Bruns P80; Biscotti p. 342

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Urformen der Kunst

      Ernst Wasmuth [1928], Berlin - Folio. XVII, [3]pp (Text), 120 leaves (Plates). Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over gilt-stamped green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. DJ protected by modern mylar. Publisher's device on title. First edition of the most famous work by German botanist and photographer, Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932). "His entire photographic output is devoted to plant parts: twig ends, seed pods, tendrils, leaf buds etc. These he meticulously arranged against stark backgrounds and photographed in magnification, so that unfamiliar shapes from the vegetal worlds are revealed as startling, elegant architectural forms. Since the first publication of his photographs in the late twenties his work is considered to be one of the aesthetic highlights of photo history." Published in 1928 when Blossfeldt was sixty-three and a professor of applied art at the Berliner Kunsthochschule, "Urformen der Kunst" quickly became an international bestseller and in turn made Blossfeldt famous almost overnight. His contemporaries were enchanted by the abstract shapes and structures in nature that he revealed to the world. In 2001 "Urformen der Kunst" was included in "The Book of 101 Books" as one of the seminal photographic books of the Twentieth Century. Illustrated with 120 b/w reproductions in photogravure. Each image is approx. 10 1/4 x 7 1/2" on a 12 1/4 x 9 1/2" sheet. Closed tears, chipping, and creasing along edges of dust-jacket. Spine partly missing at center. Corners of DJ taped. Gold lettering to spine slightly faded. Minor creasing to head of spine, and covers slightly bowed. Text in German. Dust-jacket in overall poor to fair, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Beast With Five Fingers. And Other Stories

      London, J.M. Dent. 1928., 1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Bound in recent half black morocco leather titled in gilt to spine. A handsome clean copy of a horror classic in a fine recent binding. A title that has influenced in some way every camp classic of the horror genre from the original Peter Lorre film through to Romero's Dawn of The Dead, Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" and "Waxworks." Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [228].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Death In Venice. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter

      London: Martin Secker, 1928., 1928. First UK Edition thus. 8vo.; pp.271. Publisher's faded green cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper, heavily sunned to spine. In a good example of the scarce dustwrapper, darkened to spine with some marginal chipping and loss to spine ends and corners with what appears to be some waterstaining to the spine area. Perhaps not the best copy we've seen of this scarce and highly impressive novel, but nevertheless an acceptable copy that shows rather better than it sounds. The Nobel-Prize winning author's famous novella, basis for Luchino Visconti's 1971 Oscar-nominated movie starring Dirk Bogarde.

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        A Fairy Garland Being Fairy Tales from the Old French, including: The Fairy Song, Riquet with the Tuft, Puss in Boots, The Blue Bird, Princess Rosetta, etc

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1928., 1928. Limited Edition to 1000 of which this is No. 741. SIGNED by Edmund Dulac. Publisher's vellum spine with titles in gilt, blue cloth boards; top edge gilt others untrimmed. Contains 12 colour plates complete with tissue guards. Slight toning to vellum spine; a little rubbing to extremities. A near fine copy with colourful, fine illustrations. Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) was a French book illustrator, well known during the "Golden Age of Illustration" - the first quarter or so of the 20th century. He was born in Toulouse and began his career by studying law, he also took classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, switching full time to art when he became bored with law. He spent a short time at the Academie Julien in Paris in 1904 before moving to London where he was commissioned by J.M. Dent to illustrate the collected works of the Bronte sisters, and many other works.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        West-Running Brook

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928. Signed Limited Edition. Near Fine, lacking the slip case. One of a limited 1,000 copies signed by Robert Frost, this being #461. Quarter green cloth in fall leaf patterned boards, with woodcuts signed in pencil by the artist, J. J. Lankes. Light rubbing to boards and spine ends. Foxing to tissue guards. Previous owner stamp to rear paste down. Else fine.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        SPOKEN ENGLISH & BROKEN ENGLISH. With two 78rpm records

      The Linguaphone Institute. London. 1928. FIRST EDITION. Second Impression. As noted in Dan Laurence's Bibliography of G. B. S, this second impression is is identical to the first except for the variant decorative panel on the lower wrapper which lists the addresses of 16 Linguaphone branches overseas. 8vo booklet with beige printed wraps. (17.7 x 12.4 cms, - 7 x 4.9 inches). 16pp plus printed beige paper wraps. With two 78 rpm 12 inch records in the original blue-grey cardboard folder, each in a protective fold down paper flaps, with printed portrait of Shaw on front cover above lettering. Previous owner has written the letter S in black on the top corner and the remains of a paperlabel are on the bottom of the front panel. Each disc has Shaw's signature engraved into the disc beside the centre labels. The pamphlet has a red sticker for the Berlin Linguaphone Intistut stuck over the English Address on the title, page. Overall a very good pamphlet with the rare original records, all in very good condition. Laurence A185.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        DECLINE AND FALL. An Illustrated Novelette

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1928. First edition, first printing [first issue]. Original snakeskin pattern cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and the gilt titles bright. The contents with a small ink signature to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a small chip to the bottom of the darkened spine. Unusually this copy has retained the red title lettering to the white label on the spine, rare thus. An excellent example of the author?'s first novel, entirely without repair or restoration. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Novels and Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe. The works include: Robinson Crusoe, Capt. Singleton, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, etc

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon; and published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1928., 1928. Large Paper Edition, Limited to 530 copies of which this is No. 251. Complete in 14 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent half light brown morocco with two, green and maroon, title labels and gilt to spines, beige cloth boards, top edges gilt. Folding map frontis to vol.I, frontispiece to other volumes with black and white illustrations. An elegant set; shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Decline and Fall. An Illustrated Novelette

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd,, 1928. Octavo. Original red marbled cloth, gilt lettered spine. Illustrations by Evelyn Waugh. Spine rolled and faintly sunned, extremely minor foxing to contents; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. After the book was rejected for indecency by the publisher of his earlier biography of Rossetti, Waugh offered the manuscript to Chapman & Hall, but he did so while his father, who was the managing director of the firm, was away on holiday. The acting-director agreed to publish the novel. Arthur Waugh returned to London to discover that his son was his firm's newest author. When Arthur Waugh's biography was published three years later, however, Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies, the two novels published under his directorship of Chapman & Hall, were not mentioned. The indelicate material, which Martin Stannard has since revealed in fact did go through some "taming" revisions, was perhaps a bit too much for the elder Waugh.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Complete Novels

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1928. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First one-volume edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

      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 from 1935-1941. He never remarried.This is the last Tarzan title published by McClurg.Heins T13.1; Zeuschner 682.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Die Erzählungen aus den Tausendundein Nächten. Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe. Zum ersten Mal nach dem Arabischen Urtext der Calcuttaer Ausgabe vom Jahre 1839 übertragen von Enno Littmann. 6 Bände.

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1923-1928. - 8vo (18 : 12 cm). Dünndruckausgabe. Bände 1-3 im 6.-10. Tausend, die übrigen Bände ohne Auflagenvermerk. Die doppelblattgroßen Titel in Gründruck und die Einbände nach Entwurf von Marcus Behmer. - Rücken verblaßt, lediglich der Rückdeckel des ersten Bandes mit leichten Kratzspuren. Frisches, sauberes Exemplar. Biegsame grüne Original-Lederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, blaßroten Vorsätzen mit Golddruck und Kopfgoldschnitt.

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        MEN WITHOUT WOMEN.

      Scribners, New York 1928 - SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "WITH ALL GOOD WISHES" BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY ON FFEP without personalization. Inscription is legible but sunned. A Very Good+ hardback Early Printing (circa 1928) with mild stain edge, crease spine label in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with mild soil, scuffs, and chips. 8vo. 232 pp. Grissom A.7.1.a describes this as Dust Jacket format D. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Verlainiens et décadents

      Original edition on the current paper.Binding half morocco cherry, back with five nerves, golden tail date marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank cover and spine preserved (back insolated), gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Rare autograph signed by the author to his friend Aristide Boureaud.Iconography.Nice copy pleasantly established. Editions Marcel Seheur Paris 1928 13x18cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        VIAGGIO PITTORICO DELLA TOSCANA.

      3^ edizione. Opera completa in sei volumi. Cm.14,9x9. Pg.1928 complessive. Sobrie legature in mz.pelle, con piatti marmorizzati. Tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale da E.Fournier. Intercalate nei volumi 217 nitide vedute toscane. Oltre alle tavole collazionate negli Indici, tutte presenti, sono presenti sei ulteriori tavole: Veduta della Porta alla Croce di Firenze, Veduta della Porta al Prato di Firenze, Veduta del Gran Viale del I. e R.Giardino di Boboli, Veduta della Piazza di S.Marco, Facciata del Palazzo del Principe Borghese (al primo volume) e Veduta della Ghiacciaja delle Cascine (al secondo volume). Cinque le tavole a doppia pagina: Carta corografica della Toscana e Pianta di Firenze (al primo volume), Pianta della Città di Pisa e Pianta della Città e Porto di Livorno (al terzo volume), Pianta della Città di Siena (al quinto volume). Celebre opera, qui in terza edizione, che costituisce uno straordinario affresco iconografico dell'intera Toscana. L'abate Francesco Fontani (Firenze, 1748 - 1818), dotto erudito, dopo gli studi compiuti nel seminario del Collegio Eugeniano si trasferì a Roma ove insegnò eloquenza nel Collegio Bandinelli. Si dedicò agli studi artistici e archeologici e, rientrato a Firenze, divenne Bibliotecario alla Riccardiana, occupandosi anche della Accademia della Crusca. Fu parroco nella chiesa di Santa Lucia dei Magnoli. Oltre alla presente monumentale opera, si devono a lui il "Florilegium ex Grecis Scriptoribus" (Roma, 1778), le "Novae Eruditorum deliciae" in tre volumi (Firenze, 1785 - 1793) in confutazione delle "Deliciae" del Lami, "I riti nuziali dei Greci" (1789), la "Lettera al Sig.Proposto Lastri" (1789), le "Pitture dei vasi antichi posseduti da S.E. il Sig.Cav. Hamilton" in quattro volumi (Firenze, 1800 - 1803), il "Viaggio nel Basso e Alto Egitto illustrato dietro alle tracce e ai disegni del Sig.Denon" in due volumi (Firenze, 1808), la "Dissertazione sui riti religiosi e politici dei greci nel puerperio", etc. "Il viaggio pittorico della Toscana" costuisce tuttavia la sua opera più rinomata. Riproducendo fedelmente le tavole incise dai fratelli Terreni durante il loro viaggio del 1801, fu pubblicata la prima volta tra il 1801 e il 1803 per i tipi del Tofani a Firenze e in seguito dal Marenigh nel 1817 - 1818 e nel 1822.

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        German Incunabula in the British Museum

      London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1928. Folio. (vi), 26pp., + (152)ff. facsimile plates. From an edition of 553, this is one of thirty copies printed on handmade paper with English text and signed by the author, Stanley Morison. With a fifteenth-century frontispiece in color and "one hundred & fifty-two facsimile plates of fine book-pages from presses of Germany, German-Switzerland and Austria-Hungary," printed in black and red. Morison, a British typographer and designer, served as a consultant with the Monotype Corporation from 1923 to 1967 and is perhaps most notable for his commission of the Times New Roman typeface in 1931. In the 1920s and 1930s, when this volume was compiled, his work was primarily focused on researching and adapting historical typefaces. In the Introduction, he writes, "The rapid progress of the so-called 'Roman' type, first in scientific and cultural works and finally in newspapers, is an indication that there is no future even in Germany for her traditional type form. It would be lamentable if, as a result of disuse, the noble letter of the Gutenberg Bible were to lack admirers in the present day." Bound in black linen with gilt-titled spine and "Naked Girl Supporting Cartouche" by David Jones in gilt on front cover. Original cream dust jacket titled in black and red, and black linen slipcase. Fading, wear, and some soiling to covers and slipcase; edgewear at head, soiling, and small closed tear to front of dust jacket.

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        THE TWENTY THIRD PSALM. Illustrated by Paul Paschetto.

      Splendida pubblicazione, in formato cm.38,8x33,4, composta da 30 pagine doppie. Legatura originale in piena pergamena con immagine di Cristo, con una pecora in spalla, impressa in tricromia al piatto anteriore. Dorso a quattro nervature. Il testo, in lingua inglese, comprende una Prefazione di Enrico Sartorio, il testo del Salmo XXXIII impresso in rosso e nero e nove tavole silografiche impresse in bianco e nero e applicate. Ogni tavola riporta la sigla dell'Autore apposta a matita in forma circolare, con l'indicazione, sempre a matita, dell'anno di stampa. A fronte di esse altrettante tavole in bicromia che ripetono il testo del Salmo. Un ricco fregio silografico anche all'inizio e in fine al volume. Tiratura limitatissima di 100 copie numerate e firmate da Paschetto. Il nostro è l'esemplare n°21, offerto a Pietro Fedele. Con dedica manoscritta: "A S.E. Pietro Fedele, con rispettosa devozione, Enrico Sartorio. Giorno di San Pietro 1928". Stupenda raffigurazione grafica del cosiddetto "Salmo del buon pastore", in spettacolari condizioni di conservazione "Paolo Paschetto, di famiglia valdese, nacque il 12 febbraio 1885 a Torre Pellice, in provincia di Torino, dove è morto il 9 marzo 1963. Si diplomò' all'Istituto di Belle Arti di Roma. Ancora studente comincio' ad esporre alle Promotrici romane ed alla Quadriennale di Torino. Professore di Ornato all'Istituto di Belle Arti di Roma dal 1914 al 1948, fu artista polivalente, passando dalla xilografia alla grafica, dall'olio all'affresco, dalla pittura religiosa al paesaggio. Svolse un'intensa attivita' nel campo delle arti grafiche, collaborando con le principali case editrici e istituti d'arte grafica e pubblicando opere su riviste. Risalgono al 1900 le sue prime xilografie di soggetto vario (paesaggi , ex libris, illustrazioni); dal 1910 in poi i suoi legni trattarono per lo piu' temi religiosi , tra queste: Il Credo Apostolico (otto grandi legni), Il Salmo del buon Pastore (otto legni), Il Padre Nostro (otto legni), Costumi valdesi. E' di questo periodo la decorazione, eseguita da Paschetto, del Tempio Valdese di Roma in Piazza Cavour, che, sempre sottolineando il legame ideale fra evangelici e protocristiani, si ispira liberamente alle basiliche paleocristiane, con motivi di chiara ascendenza liberty. Gli evangelici, rompendo una tradizione nata come reazione all'abuso di decorazioni, capace di destare nei fedeli forme eccessive di religiosità, tornavano ad esprimere la loro fede con il linguaggio artistico, imitando anche in questo i cristiani dei primi secoli. Il grande tempio fu ufficialmente inaugurato, dopo tre anni di lavori, l'8 febbraio 1914. Sempre su cartoni del Paschetto vennero realizzate le vetrate, che per il valore di testimonianza ed insegnamento loro attribuito dall'autore, secondo l'uso antico, rappresentano il vero fulcro di tutta la decorazione, in cui l'atmosfera creata dai giochi floreali delle alte trifore sostiene lo svelarsi attraverso i simboli biblici del ricco contenuto della fede. Dal 1925 Paolo Paschetto si dedicò anche alla pittura di paesaggio, senza abbandonare la xilografia da lui prediletta. Partecipò a numerose mostre italiane ed estere e tenne personali a Roma, Torino, Biella, Pinerolo, Verona. Fu autore, tra l'altro, di numerosi francobolli, compresa "la rondine" della prima emissione italiana di posta aerea e dell'emblema, simbolo ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana dal 5 maggio 1948 . Nel 1947 venne indetto dalla Costituente un concorso per l'emblema della Repubblica: vi parteciparono 341 concorrenti con 637 disegni e la commissione scelse la soluzione di Paschetto che rappresentava una cinta turrita con una porta aperta al centro, completata dalla figurazione del mare e di una stella raggiante; l'emblema era circondato da una corona di ulivo con le parole "Unità e Libertà". L'originario bozzetto gli venne piu' volte cambiato ed infine stravolto per esigenze araldiche, politiche, pratiche... Fu, comunque, un impegno che stimolò un certo lato del carattere dell'artista, una sua recondita ostinazione, e che chiude con risonante ufficialità una carriera che si era ripiegata nel silenzio durante gli anni del fascismo" (da "wikipedia"). La stesura dell'opera fu curata da Enrico Sartorio. Il presente esemplare è dedicato "ad personam" Pietro Fedele (Minturno, 15 aprile 1873 ?" Roma, 9 gennaio 1943). Fedele fu professore di Storia Moderna all'Università di Roma, storico del Medioevo, e dal 1925 Presidente dell'Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo. Nel 1928 divenne Senatore del Regno e Ministro della Pubblica Istruzione e nel 1931 fu nominato Commissario della Consulta Araldica.

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        American Greenhouses + American Greenhouses. A Book of Conservatories, Show Houses, Palm Houses, Solariums.

      Chicago, American Greenhouses Manufacturing Co, (ca 1928). Folio. 384 + 192 s. Rikt illustrert, delvis i farger. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd

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        The House At Pooh Corner (Together with a Loose Advert Leaf for the 1929 Calendar, Etc. )

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1928. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION; First Printing. Hardcover. Bound in the Original publisher's Salmon Pink cloth boards with Bright Gilt titling/decorations and a single line gilt border to upper board. Bright gilt lettering to spine. VERY slight fading to the top and bottom half inches of the spine - but you have to look very hard to see it! The covers are Very Good/Nr. Fine with Bright Gilt and with crisp edges/corners. The salmon-pink based blue decorated, ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET has been torn in a few places, particularly the head/tail of the spine, but the tears are now 'closed' with clear tape repairs on the reverse, and the dustjacket is virtually 99% complete. Now all in a clear protective acetate cover and looks pretty good. Top edge gilt. Lovely pictorial endpapers, illustrated, as is the whole book, by Ernest H. Shepherd, in salmon/black silhouette, with a very light browned offsetting line/block as usual with these books. (xi) + 178 pp. Charmingly Illustrated throughout in b/w. . NO Inscriptions or marks - Internally FINE. This copy also includes a Fine loose leaf, b/w illustrated , one page, Advert by Methuen for 'The Christopher Robin Calendar, 1929' and 'When We Were Very Young' Notepaper. An Excellent copy overall, and one with the scarce original dustjacket. "Once more and for the last time we meet Christopher Robin and his friends in the forest....." ; 8vo .

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        Arabischer Basar (Japan).

      - Radierung mit leichtem Plattenton, auf cremefarbenem Japan, signiert. 18,6:28,7 cm. Verso mit rotem Atelierstempel. – Nicht ganz frisch. Literatur: F.W. Pauli, Emil Orlik. Ein Gedenkbuch. Berlin, 1928, Abb. Nr. 159. An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

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        Ame de paysages

      Original edition printed 130 copies numbered and registered in Japan, ours to Mrs. J. Charuit.Illustrated book with beautiful flower arrangements author engraved on wood by Pierre Bouchet and gilt initials and typographic ornaments in colors.Signed autograph of the author to Mrs. J. Charuit "friend ... poetry ..." enriched the first two stanzas of a handwritten quatrain contained in this book of poems entitled "The landscape is quiet and hard" "The landscape is quiet and hard, / In a candor that quenches / It is believed that this piece riviera / rest under a glass globe / A laburnum lets himself fall / the white flowered thorn / Listening perfumes.. the evening / Confessions of the prairie "Very nice copy. Les cent femmes amies des livres Paris 1928 20,5x26cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Suzanne et le Pacifique... avec des illustrations sur cuivre en coleurs par Daragnés

      Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais du livre, 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).

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        Chinois *

      [1928]. 1928 - Bois gravé original 15 x 12, tiré en noir et coloré main (feuille 27 x 22), signé et justifié à 50 exemplaires sur Chine, outre 3 Japon, pour le portefeuille "Îles" de Francis Jammes, paru chez Mermod. Epreuve isolée de cette composition que l'on retrouvera également colorée dans la suite des six compositions formant cet ouvrage.Nous disposons sur demande d'un tirage en noir non signé.[Kuenzi 101; Rodari 75]

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        MADERIL - Nos. 1 al 126 y 151 al 162. Años I al XI y XIII al XIV, julio de 1928 a diciembre de 1938 y enero a diciembre de 1941

      920 pgs., Buenos Aires 1928 - Revista especializada, sumamente completa en temas referidos a la industria de la madera. 133 ejemplares encuadernados en 10 volumenes, consevan cubiertas originales. Editados entre los años 1928 y 1941. Ilustrado en b/n y dos láminas desplegables. Faltan Nos. 3 - 11 - 14 - 27 y años 1939 y 1940. Sin datos del editor. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] === AGRONOMIA - INDUSTRIAS Y OFICIOS - ECONOMIA ARGENTINA - PUBLICACIONES PERIODICAS === [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On a Problem of Formal Logic (reprinted from:) Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Series 2, Volume 30, Part 4

      London: The London Mathematical Society,, 1928. Octavo (273 × 180 mm)., pp. (1), 264-286 + final blank leaf. Uncut and largely unopened, wire-stitched in the original printed grey wrappers. Wrappers darkened in places and a little chipped. An excellent copy. Original offprint of a paper read by Ramsey to the London Mathematical Society on December 13 1928, "primarily concerned with a special case of one of the problems of mathematical logic, the problem of finding a regular procedure to determine the truth or falsity of any given logical formula" p. 264.) This problem is commonly known as the Entscheidungsproblem, or "decision problem", and had been a source of keen debate among logicians before it was proven by Kurt Gödel in 1931 and Alonzo Church in 1936 that David Hilbert, and the other members of the formalist school of anti-logistic mathematics, were mistaken: all arithmetic systems must contain propositions which are not provable in that system. "Ramsey's main interest in mathematics was in its foundations. His 'The foundations of mathematics', read to the London Mathematical Society on 12 November 1925, was the culmination of the reduction of mathematics to logic undertaken in Russell's and Whitehead's Principia mathematica (1913). On mathematics itself he published only eight pages, 'On a problem of formal logic' (read to the London Mathematical Society on 13 December 1928), but this has since become the basis of a branch of mathematics known as Ramsey theory" (OBNB.)

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        All Works from Moishe Nadir (Yiddish)

      Wile¿skie B Kleckina, Vilnius 1928 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        War without Fighting

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1928. First Edition, number 7 of 100 copies. 60 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth spine and boards, about fine. Bookplate. "On June 19th, 1916, the National Guard was called into Active Service with the prospect of being sent into Mexico. I was...a member...in the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry." This copy has bookstamp of George C. Page of Wayne, Pa.

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        Fruit-Growing in South Africa

      Central News Agency, Limited, South Africa, 1928, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition532 pages (complete). A sure book in general poor condition due to storage. The green cover is marked, scuffed and worn. The spine is rubbed and worn. The spine seams have small wounds but the security of the binding is sure and healthy. Inside, the initial pages have damp staining the the bottom edges. The frontispage has a previous owner signature (Redvers J. Blatt - a well know expert on fruit growing; he had graduated from the University of California in 1923 and was soon after estate manager at the Zebediela Estate that, unusually for the time, employed white Afrikaans women as packers). The pages are clear if spotted with foxing throughout. They are firm to the binding and confident and assured. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Farming; Africana - Agriculture; Inventory No: anqt.

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods.

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1928 - First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, pictorial endpapers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Also laid in is the original leaflet from publication about the author and the inside story of Bambi's publication. Foreword by John Galsworthy. Translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers. A very attractive example of this work. "Using the pseudonym Felix Salten, journalist Siegmund Salzmann wrote several anthropomorphic animal tales, including the novel Bambi This story of life in the forest is written with integrity, emotion and great skill Bambi remains [Salten's] best-known work, and it is a classic in the genre of animal stories" (Silvey, 571-72). Walt Disney famously adapted the book to the screen in his 1942 animated film. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIA/ Det er den gantske Hellige Scrifft, vdsaet paa Danske. Prentit i Kiöbenhaffn, af Ludowich Dietz 1550. Facsimile-Udgave af den förste danske Bibel 1550.

      . Udgivet af Det danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab. Kbhvn. 1928. Titel trykt i rödt og sort. Fol. Smukt orig. helskind af ufarvet niger med blindtrykt dekoration og spaender i 16. arh. stil. * Helt rent og paent eksemplar af den smukke facsimileudgave af Christian III's bibel, den förste helbibel pa dansk. Facsimile edition of the first Danish folio Bible..

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        Simple Principles of Investment

      Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York 1928 - Later printing (originally published in 1919). Purple cloth with gilt lettering. 191 pp. including index. The front board has a short crease. A gift inscription is on the front free endpaper. Otherwise fine. The dust jacket is tanned and has light edgewear. There is a small inked squiggle on the front panel. The price, $1.50, is present on the front flap. In Brodart archival dust jacket protector. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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