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        Transit of Venus

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

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        Chinese Paintings in American Collections

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Plakat Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule Hildesheim 1928.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        The Wailing Well

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

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

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

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

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

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        Death In Venice

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

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        Messe in einer Salzburger Kirche.

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

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        The Tower

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

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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

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

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

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

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

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

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        Fêtes galantes. Illustrations de George Barbier

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

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        Great Shorts Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror. Series One, Two, and Three

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1928, 1931, 1934., 1928. 3 volumes; complete. First Editions thus. Beautifully bound in recent black half calf with gilt titles to spines, marbled boards, top edges tinted. A wonderful collection of stories from the masters of their genre, collected in 3 attractively bound books held in a protective black cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        UNE EAU-FORTE ORIGINALE (Original Drypoint Etching) : "VUE DE LA LOIRE ET DE L'ILE FEYDEAU DEVANT LA BOURSE - NANTES" PAR RENE PINARD

      1928 - Une Eau-Forte Originale, technique pointe sèche, Format de la cuvette : (27,5 x 32,2 cm), Format de la feuille : 35 x 50 cm sur papier crème, signature manuscrite à la mine de plomb en bas à droite : R. Pinard 1928 + le dessin d'une ancre stylisée (marque du peintre de la Marine), et noté à gauche à la mine de plomb : 5ème Etat 10/10 René Pinard, né le 8 mars 1883 à Nantes, mort le 2 mai 1938 à Paris, est un peintre et graveur français, Peintre de la Marine, un des plus grand graveur Nantais.Certainement le plus Recherché.Trés Rare .SUPERBE.en bon état (good condition).

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        The Birthday of the Infanta

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1928 Cream colored wraps encased in original silver chemise and silver slipcase. Glassine dustjacket over wraps is worn at front edge otherwise complete. Frontis and eight full page illustrations and two illustrations in text by Alastair (Baron Hans Henning Voigt) all present. Three page Foreword by publisher Harry Crosby. This is Exemplaire (copy) number 40 of 100 numbered copies on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen paper. Colophon states there were 13 additional copies, 9 lettered A to I and four numbered I to IV. Small Errata slip bound in at colophon. Included is a rare postcard sized Black Sun Press Editions Narcisse advertisement or prospectus in red and black listing the five books available, including this one, and three others "in preparation". Attractive book plate of Francis E. Bliss on inside of front wrap. Slipcase is worn and split at top and bottom and has been repaired with tape on the top. Chemise slightly rubbed. Four illustration tissues missing. Book is fine.

      [Bookseller: Friends of the Libraries of Nevada Count]
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        Orlando

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

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        Art Russe Moderne. Preface de Andre Salmon.

      Paris, Editions Laville, 1928.. 93 S. 1 Bl. Mit lithographiertem Original-Umschlag und 121 Tafeln. Neuer Pappband mit Rückenschild und eingebundener Original-Broschur.. Die Original-Lithographie auf dem Umschlag stammt von G. Annenkoff. - Sehr gut erhalten. With orig. illustr. lithogr. wrappers by G. Annenkoff and 121 plates. - Later boards with orig. wrappers bound in. - Very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Iles.

      Lausanne, Mermod (coll. "Cahiers noirs et blancs"), 1928. - In-4°, non paginé, Edition originale numérotée 1/50 exemplaires sur Chine (seul tirage après seulement 3 exemplaires sur Japon). Illustré de 6 bois originaux hors texte (dont 2 rehaussés en couleurs) tous signés et justifiés à la mine de plomb par Henry Bischoff. Quelques rousseurs sur la première planche, sinon très bel exemplaire. en feuilles sous cartable imprimé à attaches, orné de vignettes contrecollées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tower

      MacMillan and Co, 1928-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Macmillan and Company Limited, 1928. 110, 2 p. First edition, first printing. (The British issue, preceding the American. One of 2000 copies.) Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Clean, bright pages and strong gilt. Cloth worn along bottom edge. Bookplate on paste down, stain spots there as well, name written on ffep. A few endsheets uncut. Jacket chipped at head, small stain spot on front panel. Tear along edge of spine panel, two small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso. Price intact (6/- net). A very nice copy with its rare original jacket; most jackets were discarded because the gilt-decorated cloth is so beautiful on its own.

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        Sergeant York

      Doubleday, Doran and Company, New York 1928 - Copyright date 1928, 1st edition, 1st printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE INSIDE FLY LEAF. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. Orange cloth over boards with blue lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Top page edges are tinted blue, foredge pages are not cut. No tears, bent pages, previous owners name on the inside back cover lower left corner. Very light soiling to the boards. DUST JACKET, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped, light soiling to the front and back, a tear on the front lower left, jacket shows some wear along the back gutter. DUST JACKET is now in a clear protective cover.Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid RARE AND COLLECTIBLE book Documenting One of America's Greatest World War I Heroes. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        London After Midnight

      London: Reader's Library., 1928. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dustjacket. illustrated with scenes from the film. Loss to cloth at top end of spine, wear to spine, gilt rubbed to spine and front board, corners and ends of spine with rubbing, pages toned, in the dust jacket with small chip to top end of spine with tape at the verso, wear to corners and lower end of spine. A very attractive copy. First UK photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the MGM Production starring Lon Chaney Sr.. Fabulous wraparound dustjacket art. Considered one of the great lost films and early vampire films.

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        ORLANDO

      New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine, typical for this book. About Fine. Original cloth; illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Orlando and seven plates. Copy #281 of 800 numbered copies SIGNED by the author of this imaginative biography of a young Elizabethan nobleman who lives for four centuries living alternately as a male and a female. Dedicated to Vita Sackville-West, whose son, Nigel Nicholson, said of this book that it was "the longest love letter in literature.

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        HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. (Cleverdon 21, 17, & 44). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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'.

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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.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: llibresipapersantics]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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