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        1926 - 1928 - 1923. Kniha 3 [Book 3]

      Prague: self-published, 1928. Quarto (28 × 19.5 cm). Original staple-stitched gray pictorial wrappers; 26 leaves of lithographed or stencil-copied text and images, with 6 full-page drawings by Vovk. Spine extremities beginning to split; still a very good copy. Third and last book of poems by Khmeliuk (sometimes spelled Khmeluk, 1903-1986), a Ukrainian post-impressionist painter and poet mostly active in the emigration. After his involvement in the Ukrainian-Soviet Civil War of 1917-1920, Khmeliuk, who was originally from Lviv, studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts and after 1923 at Charles University in Prague, where he developed a highly unusual style incorporating elements of Dada, futurism, and surrealism. One recent scholar describes the present work as combining "nightmares, hallucinations, humor, parody, statistical details, newspaper articles, and historical facts in a manner that resembles Breton's surrealism" (Anna Bila, Ukrains'kyi literaturnyi avanhard, 368). Daily life in the Czech capital features prominently in the various texts. One of the poems is entitled "Hymn to high-valued currency"; another ("Praise of the fish") descends into a kind of zaum'-like nonsense language. After 1928, Khmeliuk lived in Paris and played a prominent role in the Ukrainian art community. His work was exhibited worldwide and is held in many noted collections and museums. With wrapper design, illustrations, and handwritten text, all stencil-copied by cyclostyle, by Yury Vovk (1899-1961), another Ukrainian modernist artist living in Prague at the time. A highly unusual book, which fuses the futurist spirit with the provincial charms of 1920s Prague, as seen by a Ukrainian immigrant. Extremely rare, with no copies located in KVK or OCLC. Not held by the Czech National Library.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Samlade Skrifter

      Albert Bonniers Förlag 1928-35, Stockholm - 8° 13 Bände, sehr schöne, dekorative Halblederbände mit Goldkopfschnitt Rücken stellenw. sehr leicht aufgehellt, Bände allesamt in hervorragender Erhaltung! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm]
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        Petite Mythologie Galante. A l'usage des dames. Les Dieux majeurs. Ouvrage très utile, composé, orné, illustré et enrichi de savantes dissertations par André Lambert.

      A Paris, Aux éditions d'art Devambez, 1928. - 4°quer. 64 nn. S. und 13 Farbradierungen auf Tafeln. Ungebundene unbeschnittene Lagen, eingelegt einen Umschlag mit Titel, im Schuber. Eins von 350 numerierten Exemplaren. In dieser kleinen Geschichte über die Götter und ihr Liebesleben finden sich u.a. Jupiter, Neptun, Venus, Mars, Mercur und natürlich Apollon. Zu jedem der 13 Götter schuf André Lambert eine dezent erotische Radierung. Der Text durchgehend in verschiedenfarbige Rahmen gesetzt und geschmückt mit kl. Vignetten sowie gestalteten Kapitelinitialien. Schuber berieben und Kanten aufgeplatzt. Innen teils leicht fingerfleckig. Carteret IV, 230. -------------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lamia Isabella The eve of Saint Agnes and other poems

      One of 485 copies on paper of a total edition of 500. 17 wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings, engraved initial letters printed in red. Folio (31cm.) [4], 100, [4]p. Original quarter sharkskin binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Waltham St Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Hunting Big Game in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Fifty Day in Uinta County with James S. Simpson

      John B. Coleman 1928 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this elusive book seldom seen in any condition. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth with minor wear to the edges. A superb copy. Mr. Simpson was the Wyoming guide for the author, a New Yorker experiencing his first big game hunting trip. Written in diary form, with accounts of hunting sheep, deer, antelope and elk. With some trout fishing experiences included as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Scotland's Gift Golf

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York and London 1928 - Limited edition of 260, this is #50. 340 pages, plus six additional tipped-in pages in color, as issued. Red cloth with gilt lettering and original vellum binding. Comes with a beautiful custom made contemporary box with the name of the book outlined in gilt on the spine. Some minor knicks to the red front board, overall a very good copy with a clean, crisp copy of the National map included in the back. The book includes over 57 illustrations. Charles Blair Macdonald was one of the founders of the U.S.G.A. He also designed the National Golf Links of America and Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. This book covers early American golf, the beginnings of the U.S.G.A., the history of the National Golf Links and his design activities. Macdonald had a healthy ego and it comes through in this book. He is also a master storyteller and his insights into the game and its history, traditions and how it developed in the US are still valuable today. Murdoch 475; D&M 24760; D&J M1690. One of the true treasures of collectible golf books. We specialize in golf books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Valuable Book Group, LLC]
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        Electrons et Photons. Rapports et Discussions du Cinquieme Conseil de Physique Tenu a Bruxelles du 24 au 29 Octobre 1927. [Fifth Solvay Conference]

      Paris: np, 1928. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the official report of the proceedings of the 1927 Fifth Solvay Conference, generally considered the most important gathering in the history of physics. "Chaired by Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz and running from October 24 to 29, 1927, the fifth physics conference was devoted to 'electrons and photons' but was dominated by disputes about the ideas behind quantum mechanics. Beginning in 1925, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, German physicists Werner Heisenberg and Max Born, among others, had formed what came to be known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics, which postulated that the indeterminacy in the theory (i.e., that only the probability of a result could be predicted) was fundamental and should be accepted by scientists. There was no underlying deterministic order to be found. Some physicists, most notably German physicist Albert Einstein, did not accept the Copenhagen interpretation and felt that its reliance on indeterminacy showed that quantum mechanics still was not a complete theory. This dispute was foregrounded at the 1927 conference. Bohr, Heisenberg, and Born were not able to win Einstein over, but the dissemination of the Copenhagen interpretation among physicists was accelerated by the conference and it eventually became the prevailing view of quantum mechanics" (Britannica).The Bohr-Einstein debate that dominated the conference "is considered to be one of the most famous intellectual debates of the 20th century, and probably the most famous one between physicists" (Bricmont, Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics). It was at this conference where Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reportedly insisted "God does not play dice", to which Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do." Note: This exchange is not reported in the official printed proceedings.A presentation copy, with "Hommage des Editeurs" stamped on the half-title.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Approximately 1.5 inch chip at top of wrappers spine, additional very light edgewear. Bookseller's sticker on inside of front wrapper. Additional early (likely at the time of publication) bookseller's sticker at the base of title page and with a mini-booklet from the same bookseller affixed before the title.A rare first edition in original wrappers documenting a momentous event in the history of science. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Ausros" poezija. Ivadas ir tekstai

      S. Joselevicius Spaustuve, Kaunas 1928 - Cover illustrated by Bernardas Bucas. Illustrated with reproductions of photographic portraits. First edition. In publisher's, illustrated wrappers. 99, (1) p. A book of Juozas Petrolius (1904-1975), Lithuanian ethnographer, archeologist and restorer who helped to save a number of interned Jewish families. In 1980 Petroulis was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. Illustrated by Bernardas Bucas (1903-1979), Lithuanian painter, sculptor and graphic artist. Ownership inscription on the title page. Cover artistically restored. In fine condition. In publisher's, illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Aistru Kova. Noveles

      Tulpes, Kaunas 1928 - Cover and four text illustrations by Rimtas Kalpokas. First edition. In publisher's yellow illustrated wrappers, printed in red and blue. 66 p. First Lithuanian edition of the novels of the Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Illustrated by Rimtas Kalpokas (1908-1999), Lithuanian painter, and graphic artist. Ownership inscription on the title page. Small damage to the spine at the tail. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's yellow illustrated wrappers, printed in red and blue [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Electrons et Photons. Rapports et Discussions du Cinquieme Conseil de Physique Tenu a Bruxelles du 24 au 29 Octobre 1927. [Fifth Solvay Conference]

      Paris: np, 1928. FIRST EDITION. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the official report of the proceedings of the 1927 Fifth Solvay Conference, generally considered the most important gathering in the history of physics. "Chaired by Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz and running from October 24 to 29, 1927, the fifth physics conference was devoted to 'electrons and photons' but was dominated by disputes about the ideas behind quantum mechanics. Beginning in 1925, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, German physicists Werner Heisenberg and Max Born, among others, had formed what came to be known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics, which postulated that the indeterminacy in the theory (i.e., that only the probability of a result could be predicted) was fundamental and should be accepted by scientists. There was no underlying deterministic order to be found. Some physicists, most notably German physicist Albert Einstein, did not accept the Copenhagen interpretation and felt that its reliance on indeterminacy showed that quantum mechanics still was not a complete theory. This dispute was foregrounded at the 1927 conference. Bohr, Heisenberg, and Born were not able to win Einstein over, but the dissemination of the Copenhagen interpretation among physicists was accelerated by the conference and it eventually became the prevailing view of quantum mechanics" (Britannica). The Bohr-Einstein debate that dominated the conference "is considered to be one of the most famous intellectual debates of the 20th century, and probably the most famous one between physicists" (Bricmont, Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics). It was at this conference where Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reportedly insisted "God does not play dice", to which Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do." Note: This exchange is not reported in the official printed proceedings. A presentation copy, with "Hommage des Editeurs" stamped on the half-title. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1928. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Approximately 1.5 inch chip at top of wrappers spine, additional very light edgewear. Bookseller's sticker on inside of front wrapper. Additional early (likely at the time of publication) bookseller's sticker at the base of title page and with a mini-booklet from the same bookseller affixed before the title. A rare first edition in original wrappers documenting a momentous event in the history of science.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Toilette féminine

      1928 - Dessin à l'encre de Chine signé du timbre en bas à droite, (1928), 22 x 18 cm. Ce dessin de Marcel GROMAIRE représente une jeune-femme debout en sous-vêtements faisant sa toilette. Marcel GROMAIRE (Noyelles-Sur-Sambre 1892 - 1971 Paris) est une peintre et décorateur français qui s'est formé dans diverses Académies Montmartroises (Colarossi, Ranson, La Pelette.). Son oeuvre est basée sur une recherche de la figuration qu'il souhaite rendre moderne et libérée des influences du passé à contre-courant de la révolution cubiste (in "L'Art moderne et notes sur l'art d'aujourd'hui", 1919). Fidèle à un certain naturalisme il aimera à représenter des nus (d'après modèles), des paysans, des soldats, des paysages. Petite tache marginale. Oeuvre originale

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        Skyward

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. Quarto With 58 illustrations. Affixed in mylar envelope to front pastedown is a bit of the cloth of one of the wings of the plane "Josephine Ford," in which commander Byrd flew over the North Pole, May 26, 1926. The volume also includes an extra series of plates in photogravure three-quarter blue cloth lettered in gilt, over blue boards, top edges trimmed, others uncut and untrimmed, blue endpapers, in publisher's blue cloth feltlined slipcase (lightly rubbed) Fine No 298 of 500 copies of the Autographed Edition, signed by the publishers and the author

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian open bookshop Randall House ]
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        Orlando.

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1928. A Biography. Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. Small white mark to bottom of spine. Otherwise, a fine copy in the lightly toned jacket, top edge and head of spine a little nicked, short closed tears to top of joints, 1.5 cm tear to bottom front joint, 2 cm tear to top of rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. This edition was preceded by the limited US edition by nine days.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ladies Almanack

      Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, Paris 1928 - 1st edition (in English), the most deluxe and limited state from a total edition of 1,050. Number 4 of only 10 copies on Verge de Vidalon, with both covers of the vellum dustjacket and all 22 line drawings painted in color by Barnes with her own hand and signed by her as "A Lady of Fashion." And our copy is also a contemporary presentation copy, inscribed to Lady Rothermere, (in ink), signed again by Barnes, this time with her real name, and dated "Paris, 1928." Original full vellum self-wrappers, vellum dustjacket, more delicate than a sea monkey, yet fine condition (others aren't fine), a tribute to the care Lady Rothermere took with the contents of her library and, needless to say but I'll say it anyway, a rare book when it's 1 of 10 (no copy at auction in 50 years), a state often mentioned but never seen for sale. Of the 1,040 remaining copies of the 1st edition, the 1,000 on Alfa were neither colored nor signed, and the 40 on Rives, were colored (with less attention) but also not signed. This is the Paris lesbian's roman à clef, written under a pseudonym because of legal uncertainties, and Edward Titus (the printer) blocked out his name on the title page for the same concerns. So the establishment searched the left bank to identify the author with the focus of an undertaker scrutinizing the obituaries for trade, but Barnes' decision to inscribe this copy with her real name begins to explain how word of the Almanack's authorship became public rather quickly. Novelist, dramatist, artist, and poet, Djuna Barnes was held by many of her loudest and liveliest 1920s peers as their generation's most talented American writer, of either gender. Her companion (Natalie Barney) suggested the Almanack as a series of satirical biographical sketches of her fellow Parisian expatriates. Apart from Barney (in thin disguise as Evangeline Musset), there are character keys based on Romaine Brooks, Janet Flanner, Una Troubridge, Radcliffe Hall, Solita Solano, Elisabeth de Gramont, and Dolly Wilde, a who's who of the Left Bank lesbian elite, and affixed to them is a take on Mina Loy, portrayed as Patience Scalpel, the lone heterosexual. The Almanack is told in a voice of Joycean obscurity and bawdiness, with a digressive, circuitous, calendiac storyline. Its theme is simple; never trust anyone with a penis, but the form is looser than a wizard's sleeve, and it's just as drolly amusing and affectionate, as it is serious and biting. 22 beguiling illustrations accompany the text (feminized zodiacs, medieval grotesques, sexual caricatures, baroque cherubs, parodic iconography, and other emblems archaic and arcane), all tame these days but risqué in their time. Over 87 years, interest in this book has moved to and fro, like The Imperial Hotel during the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, but it has always been (and remains) radically representative of the underground in a transitional time, an awakening for all authors and for all artists, and our copy is both unflawed, and (indisputably) rare, so it won't be equaled very soon, or very often, if ever (meaning never). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Orlando. A Biography.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1928 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Small white mark to bottom of spine. Otherwise, a fine copy in the lightly toned jacket, top edge and head of spine a little nicked, short closed tears to top of joints, 1.5 cm tear to bottom front joint, 2 cm tear to top of rear panel. Frontispiece and 7 photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. First UK edition, first impression. This edition was preceded by the limited US edition by nine days. Kirkpatrick A11. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Two snapshot portraits of Truman Capote as a small boy

      [Monroeville, Alabama 1928 - Gelatin silver prints. 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches. Rare Snapshots of Truman Capote, Toddler. Rare and early snapshots of Capote as a small boy, presumably in Monroeville, Alabama where he was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle, Addie and Seeabon Faulk. In one, a smiling Capote stands with his hands on hips a sailor suit; in the other, Truman, again in a suit, is held by his uncle Seabon Faulk. Provenance: Estate of Joseph Faulk, the son of Seabon and Addie Some stains and spotting to one, a few creases Gelatin silver prints. 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

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        Methodik der wissenschaftlichen Biologie. Erster Band: Allgemeine Morphologie.Zweiter Band: Allgemeine Physiologie.

      Julius Springer, Berlin 1928 - XIV, 1425 pp., mit 493 Abbildungen und einer farbigen Tafel - 1219 S. mit 358 Abbildungen, Bedeutendes Handbuch! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5240 Groß 8°, Original-Leinen, Einbände minimal fleckig und leicht gebogen, Schnitt ganz leicht stockfleckig, Stempel einer aufgelöste Privatschule auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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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 dark blue morocco, titles and pictorial centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, multiple decorative blocks to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers with original endpapers bound in, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried a novel" (Thwaite p. 328). Christopher Robin was growing up, soon to leave for boarding school, and The House at Pooh Corner would be a farewell. But first there was an introduction to be made. Milne had bought his son a stuffed tiger, "Tigger", and told Shepard that he was longing to see the illustrations for this new character, who would become one of the author's most popular creations. Published on 11 October 1928 in an edition of 75,000 regular trade copies, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'" (Thwaite p. 336); but the stories have never ended for the millions of children who continue to wander the Hundred Acre Wood, where "a little boy and his bear will always be playing". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Sacred Wood

      Methuen, London 1928 - Second edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed by Eliot to his niece on the front free endpaper: "For Theodora Eliot Smith From T. S. Eliot 25.vii/28". (Number of copies not known - Gallup A.5.c) Spine a little sunned and rubbed, some foxing to endpapers but a nice, bright copy in somewhat worn and soiled (supplied) dustwrapper. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        LE FAVILLE DEL MAGLIO IL COMPAGNO DAGLI OCCHI SENZA CIGLI E ALTRI STUDII DEL VIVERE INIMITABILE

      FRATELLI TREVES, 1928. ITALIANO 0,4 Morbida brossura con copertina e quarta logorate alle bordature; prezzo storico di vendita su quest'ultima. Dorso stanco alle estremità. Tagli con lieve fioritura. Pagine belle, chiare, pulite. Stampa decisa. Titolo in rosso al frontespizio. Tomo secondo della raccolta. USATO

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        L'Âne d'Or

      À l'Enseigne des Trois Magots, Paris 1928 - LIVRE Orné de 67 images dessinées par Jean de Bosschère. Tirage unique à 134 exemplaires. Celui-ci sur Arches. 1 fort volume in-8° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Drums

      New York: Scribner’s 1928 - No. 36 of an edition limited to 525 copies, five hundred of which were for sale. Approx. 7 in. x 9 3/8 in. 409 pp. 14 color plates and end-papers and numerous pen drawings are by N. C. Wyeth. Orange cloth over boards; pictorial title label pasted onto front panel. Gilt titling on the spine. Lacks the box. Signed by both the author and the illustrator. The spine is faded and there is dusting to the covers. Seven pages of letters in facsimile between Boyd and Wyeth are included. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        An Encyclopedia Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy; the Secret Teachings of All Ages

      San Francisco: For Manly P. Hall by H. S. Crocker Company Inc, 1928. First Edition. 1/4 vellum. Near fine. J. Augustus Knapp. 1st edition, 1st issue, being the authentic Subscriber's Edition, which was followed by 4 other (later) 1928 editions (King Solomon Edition, Theosophical Edition, Rosicrucian Edition, and the Fifth Edition), totaling (in all) 2,200 copies, and then further reprintings, each of them ever more inferior, with blurrier pictures, and the type traits of a ransom note. One of 550 signed and numbered copies, and while not called for, this one is also inscribed, and signed a second time. Folio (19" tall). Original 1/4 vellum, paper covered boards, title label, and paper covered wood slipcase (photographed in case). 2 short breaks to the spine at the joints neatly strengthened, little dots of wear, else near fine. Hall's encyclopedia is often lauded as a dreamlike monument to the precursors of science that ought to be studied, and one of the elite books ever published. Or it is scorned as a fall into the shadows, written at the command of his insect overlords. It encompasses everything, so is firm on nothing, reminiscent of ants getting stepped on, and not knowing what hit them, but explaining it with an esoteric name like, spontaneous compression. The symbolism (in it's plates) is unmatchable in other books, and the text has a veneer of historical data that is mostly factual, despite its focus being mostly magical, and it's the confusing kind of magic usually practiced by those who have no flair for conversation. Not that 21st century astrophysicists have much flair for conversation either, and for confusion these overconfident absolutists take a credible observation, such as that the universe is currently expanding, and then declare that it will expand forever, despite having not yet uncovered the laws (gravitational lensing won't work) governing what constitutes 85% of the known (dark matter) and now drives it (dark energy). So what are you to believe? Well, what's safe to believe is that this is a phenomenal book. The maximus color plates are stunning, the alchemical and numinous subjects are comprehensive, the layout is accessible, the text is economical and congenial, and though there's a lot in that feels like sewing a button on custard, and there isn't much in it that's more secret than the recipe for ice, the coalescing of philosophy, imagery, religion, mysticism, and science is prudent, intriguing, forthright, and judicious, and moreover, it's an atypical mingling, meaning, it's not to be found elsewhere in literature.

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        The House at Pooh Corner.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1928. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Spine ends very slightly creased, 2 small sun spots to rear board. Otherwise a fine copy with the bright jacket, a few nicks. First edition, first impression, the fourth book featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, in which Tigger makes his first appearance and Poohsticks are invented.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Genève ou Moscou

      First edition, one of 109 numbered copies on Lafuma Navarre and in Tellière quarto format, tirage de tête.A very good copy despite tiny foxings in the margins. Nrf Paris 1928 17x22cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Westward to Mecca.

      London: H.F. & G. Witherby,, 1928. A Journey of Adventure through Afghanistan, Bolshevik Asia, Persia, Iraq & Hijaz, to the Cradle of Islam. Octavo. Original moderate yellow-green cloth, title gilt to the spine, double panel in blind to the front board. Photogravure frontispiece, and 10 other similar plates. A little rubbed, corners bumped, spine sunned, top quarter of the front free endpaper excised, half-title correspondingly foxed, text-block lightly browned, but overall very good. First edition. Interesting and uncommon travelogue. Ikbal ali Shah was an Indian-Afghan author and diplomat who came to Britain as a young man to complete his education in Edinburgh, where he married the Scots author Morag Murray. He travelled widely undertaking assignments from the British Foreign Office, and became the publicist of a number of Eastern statesmen, King Abdullah of Jordan, Atatürk and the Aga Khan, writing popular biographies of these last two. He was also an active promoter of Sufism as a potential bridge between East and West, writing extensively on the subject and teaching Sufi "classes", this being an area in which he was succeeded and superseded by his son Idries Shah. The present work was reviewed by H.A.R. Gibbs alongside Philby's Arabia of the Wahabis in the journal of the Institute of International Affairs; "The Sirdar's book is the retort romantic to the classical severity of Mr. Philby. Here is a well-spiced Eastern revue, featuring Afghan raisers, alchemists, enchanted walls, watery blue-eyed Bolshevists, singing dervishes, and mysterious caves, relieved by more commonplace political and literary interludes. Is it all true? How like the materially-minded West to ask such questions".

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        West-Running Brook

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed Limited Edition. One of a limited 1,000 copies signed by Robert Frost, this being #629. Quarter green cloth in fall leaf patterned boards, with woodcuts signed in pencil by the artist, J. J. Lankes, in publisher's slipcase with matching number on spine. Near Fine with slight hints of wear to covers, in Near Fine slip case with small water stain to top edge and , light rubbing at corners and rubbing along top joint. A very lovely copy in publisher's slipcase.

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        The House At Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co, 1928. First Edition. Full Vellum. Fine. E.H. Shepard. One of 20 printed on, and bound in, vellum, signed by Milne and Shepard. 1 pinhead size bump to front cover, else fine (not known to have been issued in a jacket).

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        Le grand silence blanc (Roman vécu d'Alaska)

      Mornay 1928 - - Mornay, Paris 1928, 20x25cm, relié. - Première édition illustrée par Clarence Gagnon imprimée à 725 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 650 sur B.F.K. de Rives. Reliure en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse de box havane, date dorée en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Premier tirage du frontispice, des 32 illustrations en couleurs dans le texte et des nombreux culs-de-lampe, lettrines, bandeaux, vignettes et ornements de Clarence Gagnon. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition illustrated by Clarence Gagnon printed with 725 copies, ours one of the 650 on BFK de Rives. First print of the frontispiece, 32 color illustrations in the text, and many lamp-asses, letterheads, headbands, vignettes and ornaments by Clarence GAGNON. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited first edition in English. One of 1,000 copies issued preceding the first trade edition, from the Inner Sanctum of Simon and Schuster. Very Good. Rubbing at corners and spine ends , and to gilt stamping on spine. Previous owner name and date on front free end paper. Light spotting to edge of page block. Several page corners creased. A rather sharp copy of the scarce first English language issue. Precedes the first trade edition, which had a large initial print run of 75,000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        The Assassin

      1928 - First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, t.e.g., dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape. Number 21 of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. From the library of Dennis Wheatley, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. A fine copy in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        THE KEWPIES AND THE RUNAWAY BABY

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1928 - O'Neill, Rose. THE KEWPIES AND THE RUNAWAY BABY stories and pictures by Rose O'Neill. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928, (1928). Stated first edition. 8vo - 6-3/16" x 8-1/4". Red cloth covered boards with black lettering to upper board and spine for what is a bright, clean copy of the book. Color pictorial priced ($1.50) dust wrapper with chipping and wear but still remains quite lovely. Plain orange endpapers. Full page inscription by O'Neill in her distinctive, decorative handwriting, dated Xmas 1928 on the FFE. 114 pp. This is a Kewpie fantasy adventure story illustrated with red, black and white drawings throughout. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is VERY GOOD. A really special copy of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Le grand silence blanc (Roman vécu d'Alaska)

      First edition illustrated by Clarence Gagnon printed with 725 copies, ours one of the 650 on BFK de Rives.First print of the frontispiece, 32 color illustrations in the text, and many lamp-asses, letterheads, headbands, vignettes and ornaments by Clarence GAGNON. Mornay Paris 1928 20x25cm relié

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        Ladies Almanack

      Paris: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, 1928. 1st edition (in English), the most deluxe and limited state from a total edition of 1,050. Number 4 of only 10 copies on Verge de Vidalon, with both covers of the vellum dustjacket and all 22 line drawings painted in color by Barnes with her own hand and signed by her as "A Lady of Fashion." And our copy is also a contemporary presentation copy, inscribed to Lady Rothermere, (in ink), signed again by Barnes, this time with her real name, and dated "Paris, 1928." Original full vellum self-wrappers, vellum dustjacket, more delicate than a sea monkey, yet fine condition (others aren't fine), a tribute to the care Lady Rothermere took with the contents of her library and, needless to say but I'll say it anyway, a rare book when it's 1 of 10 (no copy at auction in 50 years), a state often mentioned but never seen for sale. Of the 1,040 remaining copies of the 1st edition, the 1,000 on Alfa were neither colored nor signed, and the 40 on Rives, were colored (with less attention) but also not signed. This is the Paris lesbian's roman à clef, written under a pseudonym because of legal uncertainties, and Edward Titus (the printer) blocked out his name on the title page for the same concerns. So the establishment searched the left bank to identify the author with the focus of an undertaker scrutinizing the obituaries for trade, but Barnes' decision to inscribe this copy with her real name begins to explain how word of the Almanack's authorship became public rather quickly. Novelist, dramatist, artist, and poet, Djuna Barnes was held by many of her loudest and liveliest 1920s peers as their generation's most talented American writer, of either gender. Her companion (Natalie Barney) suggested the Almanack as a series of satirical biographical sketches of her fellow Parisian expatriates. Apart from Barney (in thin disguise as Evangeline Musset), there are character keys based on Romaine Brooks, Janet Flanner, Una Troubridge, Radcliffe Hall, Solita Solano, Elisabeth de Gramont, and Dolly Wilde, a who's who of the Left Bank lesbian elite, and affixed to them is a take on Mina Loy, portrayed as Patience Scalpel, the lone heterosexual. The Almanack is told in a voice of Joycean obscurity and bawdiness, with a digressive, circuitous, calendiac storyline. Its theme is simple; never trust anyone with a penis, but the form is looser than a wizard's sleeve, and it's just as drolly amusing and affectionate, as it is serious and biting. 22 beguiling illustrations accompany the text (feminized zodiacs, medieval grotesques, sexual caricatures, baroque cherubs, parodic iconography, and other emblems archaic and arcane), all tame these days but risqué in their time. Over 87 years, interest in this book has moved to and fro, like The Imperial Hotel during the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, but it has always been (and remains) radically representative of the underground in a transitional time, an awakening for all authors and for all artists, and our copy is both unflawed, and (indisputably) rare, so it won't be equaled very soon, or very often, if ever (meaning never). Fine / Fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Esercizi di stenografia Letture - Trascrizioni - Traduzioni - Dettature

      MILANO: Carlo Signorelli editore, 1928. IIED. Brossurato. DISCRETO. 14 20,5. USATO

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        Ladies Almanack

      Paris: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Edward W. Titus, 1928. First Edition. Full vellum self wraps. Fine/Fine. Barnes, Djuna. 1st edition (in English), the most deluxe and limited state from a total edition of 1,050. Number 4 of only 10 copies on Verge de Vidalon, with both covers of the vellum dustjacket and all 22 line drawings painted in color by Barnes with her own hand and signed by her as "A Lady of Fashion." And our copy is also a contemporary presentation copy, inscribed to Lady Rothermere, (in ink), signed again by Barnes, this time with her real name, and dated "Paris, 1928." Original full vellum self-wrappers, vellum dustjacket, more delicate than a sea monkey, yet fine condition (others aren't fine), a tribute to the care Lady Rothermere took with the contents of her library and, needless to say but I'll say it anyway, a rare book when it's 1 of 10 (no copy at auction in 50 years), a state often mentioned but never seen for sale. Of the 1,040 remaining copies of the 1st edition, the 1,000 on Alfa were neither colored nor signed, and the 40 on Rives, were colored (with less attention) but also not signed. This is the Paris lesbian's roman à clef, written under a pseudonym because of legal uncertainties, and Edward Titus (the printer) blocked out his name on the title page for the same concerns. So the establishment searched the left bank to identify the author with the focus of an undertaker scrutinizing the obituaries for trade, but Barnes' decision to inscribe this copy with her real name begins to explain how word of the Almanack's authorship became public rather quickly. Novelist, dramatist, artist, and poet, Djuna Barnes was held by many of her loudest and liveliest 1920s peers as their generation's most talented American writer, of either gender. Her companion (Natalie Barney) suggested the Almanack as a series of satirical biographical sketches of her fellow Parisian expatriates. Apart from Barney (in thin disguise as Evangeline Musset), there are character keys based on Romaine Brooks, Janet Flanner, Una Troubridge, Radcliffe Hall, Solita Solano, Elisabeth de Gramont, and Dolly Wilde, a who's who of the Left Bank lesbian elite, and affixed to them is a take on Mina Loy, portrayed as Patience Scalpel, the lone heterosexual. The Almanack is told in a voice of Joycean obscurity and bawdiness, with a digressive, circuitous, calendiac storyline. Its theme is simple; never trust anyone with a penis, but the form is looser than a wizard's sleeve, and it's just as drolly amusing and affectionate, as it is serious and biting. 22 beguiling illustrations accompany the text (feminized zodiacs, medieval grotesques, sexual caricatures, baroque cherubs, parodic iconography, and other emblems archaic and arcane), all tame these days but risqué in their time. Over 87 years, interest in this book has moved to and fro, like The Imperial Hotel during the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, but it has always been (and remains) radically representative of the underground in a transitional time, an awakening for all authors and for all artists, and our copy is both unflawed, and (indisputably) rare, so it won't be equaled very soon, or very often, if ever (meaning never).

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        Ashenden: or the British Agent

      Doubleday Doran and Company, Garden City 1928 - Near Fine in an attractive, Very Good plus dust jacket. with small chips at the crown and a couple of corners, and some light toning along the spine and flap folds. A cornerstone of espionage fiction, based on the author's experiences as a British agent, and source for the 1936 film, "Secret Agent," directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Peter Lorre and John Gielgud. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen's Quorum. Surprisingly, a much less common title than the UK first. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand Together with Supplement

      Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington 1928 - pp.xi,386. Coloured frontispiece, 9 b&w 'plates and explanations' of diagrams, 51 coloured plates of the various species, closed tear on one plate, with tape mark on verso. Original half red morocco, minor wear at bottom of spine. Fore-edge uneven due to the different paper quality of the plates at the end. A good complete copy of this classic and monumental work, still the best on the subject today. Together with matching format supplement containing 10 coloured plates, (1939). In original maroon cloth and boards. A very good set, which is hard to find of this iconic work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Der logische Aufbau der Welt

      Berlin: Weltkreis,, 1928. Large octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in black and red, edges uncut. Previous ownership inscription in pencil to title page. Wrappers toned with some nicks to extremities and 2 minor closed tears to the front wrapper, overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, a central document of analytical philosophy and crucial to the formation of "logical positivism". Carnap (1891–1970) is considered one of the major philosophers of the Vienna Circle; the Aufbau, or The Logical Construction of the World, is his "most detailed and influential statement of a project in general epistemology" (Richardson, p. 1), and drew inspiration from Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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