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        Le Grand Jeu. No. 1 (Summer 1928) through No. 3 (Autumn 1930) (all published)

      A complete run in three issues (62, 96, 96 pp.) of the French literary review put out by the group of the same name, comprised of writers and artists including René Dumaul, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Joseph Sima, Roger Vailland, Robert Meyrat, Pierre Minet, Leon Pierre-Quint, and André Rolland de Renéville, containing surrealist-inspired essays, poetry, and reviews and criticism, topics include the necessity of revolution and the world of myth, with additional contributions from Maurice Henry, Jaroslav Seifert, Mayo, Arp, and others. Scattered illustrations from drawings and photographs. Some scattered toning. 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps., some soiling and minor spotting to covers, some creasing, edge and spine wear. Paris 1928-1930. In 1922 Dumaul, Lecomte, Vailland, Meyrat, all friends from school, formed a group called "Phrères Simplistes", with the goal of rediscovering the simplicity of childhood and spontaneous knowledge through extrasensory research, pataphysics, mystical texts, and drug experimentation. In 1925 they discvoered surrealism and adapted some of its precepts. Later disagreements between members over the tenets of the group and the devotion to surrealism led some members to break off and the group to dissolve in 1932. There were only three issues of this journal published originally. A 1977 reprint includes the contents of a fourth issue planned for Autumn 1932, which was never printed at the time.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books ]
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        THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR JOHN MAUNDEVILE, KT

      New York: Printed by the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, for Random House, 1928. No. 15 OF 150 COPIES. This attractively bound, printed, and illuminated edition of a famous Medieval travel book is one of the finest productions of the Grabhorn Press, and was recognized in 1928 as one of the 50 Books of the Year by the AIGA design association. The content, type, illustrations, illuminations, and binding come together to create a tribute to early books and at the same time a very pleasing example of modern private press printing. This book marked the first use in America of the Bibel Gotisch type designed and cut by Rudolf Koch, and Heller & Magee observes that the work "was an ideal subject for this type and for the simple medieval illustrations of Valenti Angelo that accompany it" (not to mention the 5,100[!] initials Angelo illuminated by hand in the 150 copies). The Press had intended to offer the work for direct sale, but the entire run was purchased by Bennett Cerf (who saw the proofs on a visit to San Francisco) for issuance under the imprint of Random House. First appearing as an anonymous French manuscript in about 1357, Mandeville's account exists in many forms: there are at least 22 versions known from some 250 surviving manuscripts, and the work was printed at least 20 times in the 15th century. The book continued to appear with regularity in English during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the 1725 printing upon which the Grabhorn edition is based is said by Cox to be the "completest edition up to date," and it is characterized by Lowndes as "the best English edition." Cox tells us that although "long accepted as an authentic and valuable record of travel," the work is now known to be a fabrication, perhaps pieced together by a monk fluent in languages and with access to a large library, but with no experience as a world traveller. Regardless of its origin, it continues to provide fascinating reading as an account of the known world in the 14th century. Authentically quaint, the woodcuts here are based on illustrations in early printed editions.. 368 x 242 mm. (14 1/2 x 9 5/8"). 2 p.l., 156 pp., [1] leaf. No. 15 OF 150 COPIES. Publisher's Philippine mahogany boards backed with brown Niger morocco by William Wheeler, raised bands, spine with titling in blind. Paragraph marks in red or blue, 32 woodcuts in the text, and 34 large hand-illuminated initials in red, blue, and gold by Valenti Angelo. Prospectus laid in at front. Heller & Magee 107. Just a hint of rubbing to joints and spine bands, tiny chip out of bottom of the spine, very short crack beginning at bottom of one joint, but still quite an appealing copy, and fine internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright. This attractively bound, printed, and illuminated edition of a famous Medieval travel book is one of the finest productions of the Grabhorn Press, and was recognized in 1928 as one of the 50 Books of the Year by the AIGA design association. The content, type, illustrations, illuminations, and binding come together to create a tribute to early books and at the same time a very pleasing example of modern private press printing. This book marked the first use in America of the Bibel Gotisch type designed and cut by Rudolf Koch, and Heller & Magee observes that the work "was an ideal subject for this type and for the simple medieval illustrations of Valenti Angelo that accompany it" (not to mention the 5,100[!] initials Angelo illuminated by hand in the 150 copies). The Press had intended to offer the work for direct sale, but the entire run was purchased by Bennett Cerf (who saw the proofs on a visit to San Francisco) for issuance under the imprint of Random House. First appearing as an anonymous French manuscript in about 1357, Mandeville's account exists in many forms: there are at least 22 versions known from some 250 surviving manuscripts, and the work was printed at least 20 times in the 15th century. The book continued to appear with regularity in English during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the 1725 printing upon which the Grabhorn edition is based is said by Cox to be the "completest edition up to date," and it is characterized by Lowndes as "the best English edition." Cox tells us that although "long accepted as an authentic and valuable record of travel," the work is now known to be a fabrication, perhaps pieced together by a monk fluent in languages and with access to a large library, but with no experience as a world traveller. Regardless of its origin, it continues to provide fascinating reading as an account of the known world in the 14th century. Authentically quaint, the woodcuts here are based on illustrations in early printed editions.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The company of adventurers.

      London Methuen 1928 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 318pp., map frontispiece, 10 plates, foreward by Lord Cranworth, original brown cloth, dust-wrapper (a little worn and with some repairs), with a letter from the author's son and a postcard showing the author loosely inserted, a very good copy. Scarce with wrapper. "Boyes recounts his adventures in East Africa, particularly hunting elephant in the Lado Enclave, and on safari with W. N. McMillan and C. W. l. Bulpett near the Donyo Sabuk for lion and rhinoceros" (Czech). Czech p21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1928. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Printing (July, 1928). First published in German in 1923, and offered here in its first English edition, this is the story of a young male deer whose experiences of life in the forest and unfortunate contacts with human comprise what is considered to be one of the first environmental novels. In his foreword, Nobel Prize-winner John Galsworthy declares, "For delicacy of perception and essential truth I can hardly know any story of animals that can stand beside this study of a forest deer." This is all the more remarkable since the author was a city boy: a Hungarian Jew by birth, Salten (1869-1945) grew up in Vienna, where he lived and worked until forced by the Nazis to flee to Switzerland in 1936. He wrote prolifically, but "Bambi" is by far his best-known work. It has been translated into 30 languages, and although written for adults, was memorably made into an animated film by Disney in 1942. "Bambi" is difficult to find in fine condition.. 205 x 135 mm. (8 x 5 3/8"). 293, [1] (ads) pp. Translated by Whittaker Chambers. Foreword by John Galsworthy. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, First Printing (July, 1928). Publisher's green cloth, pictorial endpapers. In the original illustrated dust jacket. With 26 full-page illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Dust jacket lightly soiled and with minor chips and tears at spine ends, front cover with a hint of mottling, otherwise fine, the jacket and covers in overall excellent condition, and the text immaculate. First published in German in 1923, and offered here in its first English edition, this is the story of a young male deer whose experiences of life in the forest and unfortunate contacts with human comprise what is considered to be one of the first environmental novels. In his foreword, Nobel Prize-winner John Galsworthy declares, "For delicacy of perception and essential truth I can hardly know any story of animals that can stand beside this study of a forest deer." This is all the more remarkable since the author was a city boy: a Hungarian Jew by birth, Salten (1869-1945) grew up in Vienna, where he lived and worked until forced by the Nazis to flee to Switzerland in 1936. He wrote prolifically, but "Bambi" is by far his best-known work. It has been translated into 30 languages, and although written for adults, was memorably made into an animated film by Disney in 1942. "Bambi" is difficult to find in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Ein Sechstell der Erde unser!

      1928. HEARTFIELD, John. Ein Sechstell der Erde unser! 48 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and photomontage. Folio, bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers designed by John Heartfield. Berlin: Verlag Die Einheit, 1928. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A typical example of printed Soviet propaganda between the wars, full of pictures of a happy and prosperous Russia. A very scarce, apparently unrecorded work by Heartfield. A tiny piece missing from one corner, otherwise fine. Not in Siepmann.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Die Vogler = The Bold (Geklibene Werk = Collected Works).

      Vilnius, Poland: Kletskin, 1928.(). 8vo. 587pp. Yiddish. Good in red boards. Rear hinge starting. Front and rear endpaper cracked. Pages yellowed. Translated by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Privately Printed, Florence 1928 - [4], 365pp, [1]. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, date in gilt to foot of spine, all panels with gilt double fillet border, covers framed with crossing single fillet, small flower tool to corners, gilt roll to edges with gilt decoration to inner dentelles repeated from the front cover, a.e.g., with a fore edge painting. Externally fine, internally very lightly browned but clean. Now housed in a watered silk lined drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with the phoenix from the original boards replicated on the front cover of the box and a new paper label to spine. Number thirty of one thousand copies, signed by Lawrence to limitation leaf. This copy with a fore edge painting by Martin Frost of Lady Chatterley and Mellors. With the correct typographical errors, correct chain lines and no paper watermark. Roberts A42a; Gertzman 1.1.a Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Four Tragedies of Memworth.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1928 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Minor foxing to endpapers and edges, spine rolled; a very good copy in the slightly soiled jacket, that has a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, second impression (two months after the first). A detective story, with the scarce illustrated jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer, from the brief period before the publishers adopted their signature yellow jackets. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Domestic Architecture in Rural France.

      New York: The Architectural Book Company, Paul Wenzel & Maurice Krakow, 1928. Folio, vii, 55 plates printed to recto only with captions, with one additional signed etching, and decorative title page. Quarter rust red cloth portfolio, pink paper boards with repeating design of title-page printed in black, and white cloth ties, text leaves and plates loose as issued. Backstrip somewhat frayed, corners bumped, title leaf has some small chips, minor foxing to outer margins, otherwise very good. First edition, with an original untitled etching signed in pencil by Samuel Chamberlain. Features sketches in lithograph, drypoint, pencil and wash, of small chateaux, farms, town houses, cottages, manoirs, windmills, gates, doorways, details, etc., from Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence, Normandy, Brittany and the Touraine.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf. 120 Bildtafeln.

      Berlin, Ernst Wasmuth 1928. - 4°, XVIII SS., 120 Tafeln im Kupfertiefdruck, Orig.-Leinen mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel, Gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Erste Ausgabe - Heidtmann 14471, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        GRIM DEATH

      London: Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd, [1932].. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] [11-12] 13-254 [255-256: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and free endpaper; last leaf is a blank used as rear paste-down], original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Eighth volume in the important "Not at Night" anthology series. Includes "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard (his first story to be published in a book), "The Thing in the Cellar" by David H. Keller, and Maurice Level's "Night and Silence," considered by some to be his best short story, as well as fiction by J. Leslie Mitchell, Rosalie Muspratt and others. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-302. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14079. Minor cracks to inner hinges (due to the method of binding -- no true endpapers -- not abuse), else a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced "2/-" on rear panel and listing only the eight books in the series through this title there) with light wear along top and bottom edges, small chips from each corner of the bottom edge of the spine panel, two short closed tears at top edge of front panel with associated wrinkle, tanning to spine panel, old tape ghost at lower edge of spine panel, and mild dust soiling to white spine and rear panels. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. One of the more important, and least common of the books in the "Not at Night" series, and quite scarce in jacket (#157533)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      Simon and Schuster 1928 - First US Edition, translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers. Forward by John Galsworth and illustrated throughout by Kurt Weise. Without its very scarce dust jacket, this is a Very Good + + copy of this perennial children's classic. Crisp, clean and relatively unfaded text block and boards (spine gilt somewhat faded); some shelf wear and slight mottling; slight age toning of pages; corners and spine square and sound; prior owner's neat signature and name sticker, free end-papers. Protected by an archival cover. VG++ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tryon Fine Books]
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        30 asuntos mexicanos

      México 1928 - Soberbio álbum de las primeras xilografías del autor, que incluye 30 escenas mexicanas individuales y listas para enmarcar, todas firmadas, con un estudio preliminar de Manuel Toussaint sobre la historia del grabado en madera en México. Edición de autor. Ejemplar núm. 25 de un total de 104; terminada la edición se destruyeron las maderas originales. Firmado y dedicado a Eduardo Hay. 27.5 x 30.5 cms. 1st Edition. Hard cover. 30 individual engraves (each signed) by Francisco Diaz de Leon. Very Rare. Only 104 copies, this is number 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La torre de Lulio]
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        Of Dramatick Poesie

      Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, London 1928 - Limited Edition, 1 of 55 signed and numbered copies, this being number 11; quarter leather with white linen, marbled boards, gilt-lettered, xxvi, 84pp. printed on Millbourn, hand-made paper, no dust wrapper issued for this signed issue [Gallup B7a]. Signed by T. S. Eliot. Rebounded covers show light rubbing to corners of boards and spine ends, else book in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Orlando.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1928. A Biography. Octavo. Original orange cloth, gilt titles to spine. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and seven photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. Edges slightly foxed, slight browning to some pages. A very good copy in the dust jacket, very slightly soiled and slightly chipped at head of spine and rear panel, short closed tear at head of front panel. First trade edition, first impression, one of 5,080 copies printed. Preceded by a few days by the limited edition, which was published in the US.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Specimen of a new Letter for Use of "Monotype"

      Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1928. Catalogo di un nuovo carattere da stampa della Monotype disegnato da Eduardo Cotti secondo le indicazioni di Pastonchi; introduzione di Hans Mardersteig, una riproduxione e due specimen. Pagine 70. Tiratura di 200 esemplari. Legatura in mezza pergamena con quadranti in carta marmorizzata. (Mardersteig, 25).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Yours, for conservatism & the Main Stream -Grandpa") to "Young Man," i.e., Frank Belknap Long, mentioning his story "Pickman's Model" and discussing artwork by Clark Ashton Smith for Paul Cook's edition of Loveman's Sphinx, and a wide range of literary topics from German psychology to Mather to Coleridge

      np, 1928. 2 pp., closely written in ink, 107 lines (approx. 1,250 words) on recto and verso of a single sheet. 1 vols. Folio. Minor loss at upper left and lower right corners, old cello tape repair to short split at fold, faint paper clip stain and scuff at top corner. Very good. 2 pp., closely written in ink, 107 lines (approx. 1,250 words) on recto and verso of a single sheet. 1 vols. Folio. 'Value is wholly relative ... cosmically speaking'. An rich and wide-ranging letter from H.P. Lovecraft to Frank Belknap Long, one of his closest friends. Lovecraft praises a "Thing" of Long's that he has read, and mentions several correspondents and members of "our gang", including Vrest Orton and James Morton, and Clark Ashton Smith: "although Clericashtonius [Clark Ashton Smith] could probaby do as well - which reminds me that Cook is having him do three black-&-white illustrations for the coming volume of Loveman's 'Sphinx'" [W. Paul Cook had published Loveman's The Hermaphrodite in 1926, but The Sphinx would not be published until 1944]. Lovecraft states that his aunt, Annie Gamwell, will be visiting New York and will call upon Long's mother. In a postscript, Lovecraft conveys a letter from Donald Wandrei [not present], praising Wandrei's work, and adding that he intends to take an outing to Boston (by "'bus"). Lovecraft mentions his story "Pickman's Model" (published in Weird Tales in October 1927). Reading in part: "The Coleridge investigation seems to be quite an important affair, & certainly displays the bard as a reader of unparalleled breadth & scope. [...] Coleridge represented a fine balance betwixt mind & fancy, & I like him all the better for not having an excess of sloppy emotion. The fact that his experience came through books rather than life does not militate against him, because he had the rare faculty of accepting the contents of books in an abstract way, as if the material came directly from life without literary filtration. Bookishness becomes tepid & artificial only when one looks at the books instead of through them. So long as they are utilized only as telescopes, & not worshipped for their mechanical selves, they form very acceptable substitutes for vital experience." "Only the very flabbiest of idealists can fail to see that all our notions & perspectives & standards are formed from a compound of our inherited instincts & early environmental associations; so that our feelings toward any given object or type of expression depend largely on the blood we bear & the legacy of traditions & habits & sentiments & points of view which has been bequeathed to us. [...] Value is wholly relative ... No one thing, cosmically speaking, can be either good or evil, beautiful or unbeautiful ..." The letter is dated to April 1928 in Selected Letters but Lovecraft acknowledges receipt of the Tribune book section and comments on a "notice of good old Stuart P. Sherman" which suggests a date soon after Sherman's death in 1926 (he was editor of the Books section of the New York Herald Tribune) or most likely 1929, when the Life and Letters of Stuart P. Sherman was published: "it seems to me that Sherman was indisputably right in ascribing to America a definite local aesthetic based on the Puritan tradition. This does not imply a surviving intellectual belief in the tenets of Calvinism, but it does imply a sensible & realistic comprehension of the pattern of ingrained feelings & instinctive criteria which centuries of selective development & historic association have sealed & ground & hammered into the American Anglo-Saxon mind." Lovecraft continues in a customary old-Yankee and anti-modernist vein, "There is no culture without roots, & out of a mongrel kennel of iconoclasts only bastard chaos can issue." A SUBSTANTIAL AND ALLUSIVE LETTER FROM H.P. LOVECRAFT. Partly published in: Selected Letters 1925-1929 (1968), pp. 233-5

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

      Faber & Gwyer, 1928. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine blue boards, not faded at the spine as is commonly found, with bright gilt spine lettering; extremely clean pages, not a hint of foxing; slight offset from the flaps on the first and last leaves; with the dropped 'o' from 'platoon' on page 365, and 'merey' for 'merely' in line 1 of page 191 (a misprint often overlooked). The cream dustjacket is in fine condition, has no tears or chips, is not price-clipped, and has no browning anywhere. Published anonymously at first, Sassoon's autobiographical novel of life in the English shires before the First World War, and then of joining up when war broke out, is one of the great classics of English literature, winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Prize, and this first trade printing is in remarkably nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man; Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; Sherston's Progress ('The Sherston Trilogy')

      Faber & Gwyer/Faber & Faber, London 1928 - First edition. 3 vols. pub. 1928-36. 8vo. Modern half morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering and detail to spines, red labels and raised bands, new endpapers, a most pleasing set of the 'Sherston trilogy', Sassoon's autobiographical work in fiction form, first trade editions in a uniform binding. Binding by Peter Doyle of Leyland, Lancashire. A smart set and essential addition to any library. 395; 334; 280pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B. B. Scott, ABA]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man BRIGHT, CRISP COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

      Faber & Gwyer,, [1928]. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, some light offsetting to blank preliminaries only; original blue cloth, gilt back, yellow top, uncut, backstrip very lightly faded (but all gilt entirely legible) else a remarkably bright, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter very lightly browned at backstrip. Sassoon's first published work in prose and a classic of the genre. The author's name was not printed until the second issue of the second impression. This is the so-called 'second issue' with 'A' on blank leaf preceding half-title, though Keynes states that these 'typographical irregularities have no significance whatever, since they were both printed and published at the same time'. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Keynes A30a.

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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

      London Faber & Gwyer, 1928. First edition. Boards. Fine in dust jacket. (396) pp., with all 1st and 2nd isssue points. With "A" printed on free endpaper preceding half-title; authors name does not appear on title page, "merey" on p.191. Dust jacket printed on "PMF ITALIA" watermarked stock. Some chipping to extremities of dustjacket,otherwise very good. Priced 7/6 net. Binding bright, fine, stamped in bright gilt, housed in clamshell box. Very scarce in this condition. Images available.

      [Bookseller: Mountain House Books]
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        Notre Dame, Paris.

      San Francisco, ca. 1960s.(). Oil on board. 20 x 24 inches. John Payne (1928-2000) was represented by San Francisco's Maxwell Galleries in the 1950s.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Les Géorgiques

      Société de Saint-Eloy, Paris 1928 - Un volume fort in-4, plein maroquin ocre, plats décorés d'un motif rayonnant de filets dorés partant d'un demi disque évoquant un soleil, dos lisse ornés de filets dorés encadrant le titre doré à la chinoise, toutes tranches dorées sur témoins, contre-plats et 1es gardes de soie brodée, chemise de demi maroquin ocre et étui (refaits), non rogné, couvertures conservées. Reliure de Georges Cretté. 265, [5] pages. Ouvrage imprimé à 125 exemplaires sur Arches teinté, illustré de 49 eaux-fortes dont 4 hors textes par Bouroux, Brouet, Chahine, Dauchez, Jeanniot, Jouas, Pierre, etc. Exemplaire unique enrichi de 2 menus, de 2 dessins originaux de Chahine, 6 de Gustave Pierre et 1 en couleurs de Jouas, ainsi que d'une suite de 59 eaux-fortes de 1er ou 2e état, ou avec remarques, signées, sauf 3 d'entre elles. Magnifique livre. /// 1 volume, large 4to, full ochre morocco, gilt shining sun design on boards, gilt lettered smooth spine, embroidered silk clothed inner boards, all edges gilt, folde, slipcase. Binding by Georges Cretté. Unique copy printed on tinted Arches vellum, illustrated with 49 etchings, enriched with 9 original drawings (1 in colour) and and extra suite of 59 engravings signed (but 3) in 1st or 2nd state or with inset engravings. Gorgeous book richly bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        LE OPERE E I GIORNI

      MILANO: FRATELLI TREVES, 1928. BROSSURA. BUONO. 11 17. USATO

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        The Immortal Friend.

      New York: Boni & Liveright,, 1928. Octavo. Original boards, black cloth spine with title label, gilt-patterned cloth sides. With the dust jacket, supplied. Spine label tanned, corners a little rubbed, small damp stain to fore-edge of front board, a very good copy, with the supplied jacket only very slightly chipped at the extremities, slightly sunned around spine and edges, with a few minor marks, but very nice. First edition, first printing, rare signed copy of this early collection of mystical poems, signed "J. Krishnamurti" on the front free endpaper. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), a Brahmin who as a child had been selected and groomed by Theosophists and as the long-expected "World Teacher", but soon rejected the mantle and spent his life travelling the world, teaching, and writing. Not unlike Rabindranath Tagore, Krishnamurti became popular in the Western world as a conduit for ancient Eastern wisdom. He gained international fame with The First and Last Freedom, published in 1954 with a Foreword by Aldous Huxley, whom he had befriended in 1938 while living in California. Krishnamurti's earlier books are scarce, and signed copies are remarkably rare. This copy has the ticket of a Hollywood bookshop apparently dedicated to the guru, "Krishnamurti's Works: 1705 N. Vine St. Hollywood, California".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Shanty Irish

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni,, 1928. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front cover in green, top edge green, green patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's label to foot of front pastedown. Spine gently rolled, very slight rubbing to extremities; a very good, bright copy in the jacket with chipping to extremities and tear to foot of join of front panel and flap. First edition, first printing. Tully's third novel is a semi-autobiographical story about life for poor Irish Americans growing up in the slums of small-town Ohio.

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        Mourning [Jewish scene].

      Vienna: 1928.(). Woodcut. 18 x 16 cm. 7-1/4 x 6-/14 inches. Signed, dated and titled in ink on old Japanese paper. Reproduced on p. 11 inEmory Ladányi Woodcuts, Kövesdy Gallery, New York, 1986. Framed.

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        The Secret Teachings of All Ages 1928 1st Edition

      H. S. Crocker Company, Inc., San Francisco 1928 - The King Solomon edition; part of first editions in 1928. Only 550 were printed. This book copy is number 396. It is signed by Manly P. Hall. This is the most priced book in my substantial collection of spiritual books as owner of Open Secret Bookstore in Northern California. I would take this book with me if I were stranded on a desert island. I'm only selling it because I would like to purchase a property for a library as part of a retreat center. There are 245 pages of text and 48 full page color plates. In addition, there are more than 100 illustrations inside the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MORE FUNNY STORIES ABOUT OLD FRIENDS BIB AND BUB. The Gumnut Babies and their friends The Bush Creatures.

      Cornstalk Publishing Company , Sydney,1928 - oblong 4to.pp 94.Comic strip format, pictorial endpapers with a little gutter marking, new spine original boards.,lower board is marked the upper pictorial board is in very nice condition, a little fingermarking to margins but generally bright and clean. The gumnut babies get into muddles aided and helped by a cast of bush creatures koala kangaroo, lizard ,goat etc a delightful comic stip. Muir 2777 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A&F.McIlreavy.Buderim Rare Books]
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        Le Grand Silence Blanc. (Roman vecu d'Alaska). Illustre par Clarence Gagnon.

      [Paris]. Editions Mornay, Boulevard du Montparnasse. 1928.. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s) 4to. 25cm, 238p. with 38 colour plates, and numerous colour pictorial initials and head & tail pieces by Clarence Gagnon. Limited to 725 copies, this being number 416., bound in fine binding signed by the binder, J. Trinckvel, in half olive-green crushed levant morocco, tall wide black ruled raised bands, gilt titles, with colour and gilt inlaid leather decoration in the centre panel, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt rest deckled, with the original colour decorated stiff wraps bound in, including the spine panel at the rear hinge, spine panel attractively toned, book ticket "Librairie - Deom, Montreal -Canada", fine condition. Signed Presentation Copy, "a l' ami, Victor Dore, en souveniur du bon vieux temps, Clarence A. Gagnon, Montreal ci 28 Mars, 1937", - signed copies are rare. (cgc) Perhaps the most meritorious twentieth century illustrated book on the North. This along with Hemon Maria Chapdelaine and Blake's Brown Waters, are the only books that Gagnon illustrated. It is one of the corner-stones books in any collection of Canadian illustrated books. All the colour illustrations are hand stenciled (pochoir). This results in a much more attractive image, having the appearance of being hand-painted into the text. This process is distinctly better than the normal printed colour illustration process. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Bambi A Life In The Woods Foreword by John Galsworthy, Translated by Whittaker Chambers

      New York: Simon & Schuster(July 1928). This is the 1st edition/1st printing of the trade edition, stating on the copyright page 'First Printing in America, July, 1928' and having the same 1928 date on title and copyright pages. Printed in English for the first time in both the U.S. and U.K. in 1928. Translated by Whittaker Chambers and with illustrations by Kurt Wiese. The book is bound in green cloth with gilt spine printing and a gilt deer on the front panel. The illustrations are B&W, except for the pastedown/end page illustrations which are in greens and browns. The book is straight, clean, tight and has no handwriting or soiling; there is just a very slight amount of shelf-bumping to the cloth of the spine ends, else fine. The well preserved near fine dustjacket is crisp, clean and bright, with the price and 4 flap corners having been clipped, very slight darkening to the spine, 1 tiny edge chip and a few tiny edge nicks to upper spine and flap fold ends. The dustjacket is probably from a later printing, perhaps acknowledging sales in the original German and by the advance subscriptions from the Book of the Month Club, as it has a '75th-85th Thousand' statement at the bottom front panel. Rare to find any dustjacket with this book, particularly one in this condition. Rather a complicated printing history, as stated by the Simon & Schuster pamphlet laid in (so most likely a review copy) issued by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster, stating that 'Bambi was first published in Berlin by S. Fischer in 1921. It sold less than 2,000 copies. In 1926 it was published again in Vienna by Paul Zsolnay. In two years it has sold over 20,000 copies in the new German edition.' The pamphlet also speaks of the then 2-year-old Book of the Month Club having subscribed before publication of the trade edition for 50,000 copies of Bambi for July (same month it was published in trade edition by Simon & Schuster). There is also an 'Inner Sanctum at Simon & Schuster' statement on the page following the last text page, stating that Simon & Schuster were so enthusiastic about Bambi that 'they'd ordered a first edition trade printing of 75,000 copies' (quite large for that time). Made into a Disney movie, beloved by all, in 1942. ; B&W Illustrations; 8-1/16" x 5-5/8"; 293 pages, 14, 20, 91, NF/NF. Illustr: Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

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        The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

      Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York 1928 - Octavo, 247pp. Gilt title on spine and gilt top leaf. Original slipcase in fair condition, missing top board. Limited edition of 1000 copies signed by President Coolidge, this being number 823. Printed on Crane's Olde Book Paper in Linotype Granjon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Geology and Mineral Deposits of Yang Sin, Ta Yeh, and O Cheng Districts, Hupeh Province (The Institute of Geology, 1)

      The Institute of Geology 1928 - 45 pp.: 38 pp. Chinese text + 1 photographic plate + 4 page English Summary + 2 fold-out maps in pocket (1 map with color). ex-library, stamps on front & back covers, come cover wear, small tears to cover edges & along spine, pages unmarked, 2 fold-out maps in nice condition 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        Gesammelte Werke in acht Bänden * V O R Z U G S A U S G A B E in H A L B L E D E R Nr.106

      (noch zu Nr.13357:) . . . E.-G. K. gehörte bereits 1928 zum Förderkreis des Kampfbunds für deutsche Kultur. 1933 bis 1944 unterstützte er den Nationalsozialismus in zahlreichen Reden und Schriften und gehörte zu den Unterzeichnern des Aufrufs der Kulturschaffenden zur Volksbefragung am 19. August 1934 über die Zusammenlegung des Reichskanzler- und Reichspräsidentenamtes in der Person von Adolf Hitlers. 1940 trat er der NSDAP bei. Kolbenheyer wurde in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus vielfach ausgezeichnet und 1944 von Hitler bzw. dem Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda auf eine Sonderliste - die sog. "Gottbegnadetenliste" - gesetzt, zusammen mit anderen Künstlern der Zeit wie Arno Breker, Fritz Klimsch, Georg Kolbe, Josef Thorak, Hermann Gradl, Arthur Kampf, Willy Kriegel, Werner Peiner, Leonhard Gall, Hermann Giesler, Wilhelm Kreis, Paul Schultze-Naumburg, Gerhard Hauptmann, Hans Carossa, Hanns Johst, Agnes Miegel, Ina Seidel, Hans Pfitzner, Richard Strauss und Wilhelm Furtwängler. Nach 1945 wurde er von den Siegermächten mit einem fünfjährigen Schreibverbot bestraft. In der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone SBZ wurden mehrere seiner Schriften auf die "Liste der auszusondernden Literatur" gesetzt (frei nach Wikipedia). - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München. - Beiliegend (in Ablichtung): "Der Dichter der bösen Idee. Ernst Guido Kolbenheyers 100.Geburtstag - doch ein Datum für die Literaturgeschichte?" Ausführlicher Beitrag von Jürgen Busche in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung vom 30.12.1978. - Leder-Vorzugsausgabe, Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (einige minimale Abreibungen, sonst sehr gut).- Deutsche Literatur im 20. Jahrhundert, Halbfranzband, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei, Luxusausgabe, Prachtausgabe, Gesamtausgabe, Vorkriegs-Werkausgabe, Literaturgeschichte, deutsche Zeitgeschichte und Literatur der NS-Zeit, völkische Dichtung, völkischer Schriftsteller im Nationalsozialismus Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR JOHN MAUNDEVILE, KT

      New York: Printed by the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, for Random House, 1928. No. 15 OF 150 COPIES. This attractively bound, printed, and illuminated edition of a famous Medieval travel book is one of the finest productions of the Grabhorn Press, and was recognized in 1928 as one of the 50 Books of the Year by the AIGA design association. The content, type, illustrations, illuminations, and binding come together to create a tribute to early books and at the same time a very pleasing example of modern private press printing. This book marked the first use in America of the Bibel Gotisch type designed and cut by Rudolf Koch, and Heller & Magee observes that the work "was an ideal subject for this type and for the simple medieval illustrations of Valenti Angelo that accompany it" (not to mention the 5,100[!] initials Angelo illuminated by hand in the 150 copies). The Press had intended to offer the work for direct sale, but the entire run was purchased by Bennett Cerf (who saw the proofs on a visit to San Francisco) for issuance under the imprint of Random House. First appearing as an anonymous French manuscript in about 1357, Mandeville's account exists in many forms: there are at least 22 versions known from some 250 surviving manuscripts, and the work was printed at least 20 times in the 15th century. The book continued to appear with regularity in English during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the 1725 printing upon which the Grabhorn edition is based is said by Cox to be the "completest edition up to date," and it is characterized by Lowndes as "the best English edition." Cox tells us that although "long accepted as an authentic and valuable record of travel," the work is now known to be a fabrication, perhaps pieced together by a monk fluent in languages and with access to a large library, but with no experience as a world traveller. Regardless of its origin, it continues to provide fascinating reading as an account of the known world in the 14th century. Authentically quaint, the woodcuts here are based on illustrations in early printed editions.. 368 x 242 mm. (14 1/2 x 9 5/8"). 2 p.l., 156 pp., [1] leaf. No. 15 OF 150 COPIES. Publisher's Philippine mahogany boards backed with brown Niger morocco by William Wheeler, raised bands, spine with titling in blind. Paragraph marks in red or blue, 32 woodcuts in the text, and 34 large hand-illuminated initials in red, blue, and gold by Valenti Angelo. Prospectus laid in at front. Heller & Magee 107. Just a hint of rubbing to joints and spine bands, tiny chip out of bottom of the spine, very short crack beginning at bottom of one joint, but still quite an appealing copy, and fine internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright.This attractively bound, printed, and illuminated edition of a famous Medieval travel book is one of the finest productions of the Grabhorn Press, and was recognized in 1928 as one of the 50 Books of the Year by the AIGA design association. The content, type, illustrations, illuminations, and binding come together to create a tribute to early books and at the same time a very pleasing example of modern private press printing. This book marked the first use in America of the Bibel Gotisch type designed and cut by Rudolf Koch, and Heller & Magee observes that the work "was an ideal subject for this type and for the simple medieval illustrations of Valenti Angelo that accompany it" (not to mention the 5,100[!] initials Angelo illuminated by hand in the 150 copies). The Press had intended to offer the work for direct sale, but the entire run was purchased by Bennett Cerf (who saw the proofs on a visit to San Francisco) for issuance under the imprint of Random House. First appearing as an anonymous French manuscript in about 1357, Mandeville's account exists in many forms: there are at least 22 versions known from some 250 surviving manuscripts, and the work was printed at least 20 times in the 15th century. The book continued to appear with regularity in English during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the 1725 printing upon which the Grabhorn edition is based is said by Cox to be the "completest edition up to date," and it is characterized by Lowndes as "the best English edition." Cox tells us that although "long accepted as an authentic and valuable record of travel," the work is now known to be a fabrication, perhaps pieced together by a monk fluent in languages and with access to a large library, but with no experience as a world traveller. Regardless of its origin, it continues to provide fascinating reading as an account of the known world in the 14th century. Authentically quaint, the woodcuts here are based on illustrations in early printed editions.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Oost-Azië.

      [Utrecht], De Gemeenschap, 1928. Ingenaaid (blind omslag). In verguld halfperkamenten overslagdoos overtrokken met turkoois papier (Binderij Phoenix). 56 p. 1e druk. Gedrukt door Nypels in rood, zwart en grijsblauw in een oplage van 800 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk.l Eén van de 25 Romeins genummerde exemplaren, gedrukt op Pannekoek in plaats van op getint gevergeerd Bührmann. Op het blinde omslag staat de contemporaine aantekening (in een ons onbekend handschrift): 'J. Slauerhoff/ OostAzië/ binden, met perkamenten rug'. Exemplaar met geel in de landkaart (Van Laar 72: 'Ook exx bekend met geel in de landkaart op de titelpagina'. Van Laar 72.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Fasting for Health A Complete Guide on How, When and Why to Use the Fasting Cure

      Macfadden Book Company 1928 - 1934 Edition This volume is in an acceptable condition with shelf wear to the outer covers, some small nicks and tears to the spine edges. A ,good binding and clear text. A little foxing and previous owners stamp to the FEP. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Kvapil (1884-1957) - 1928 Signed Oil, Village View

      1928 - Charles Kvapil (1884-1957) - Original 1928 Oil. Signed and dated lower right, in an off white decorative frame. Signed and dated. On canvas on stretchers. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Frame has been repainted and distressed. Right corners of frame have widened slightly, as seen in photos.Charles Kvapil was born in 1884 in Anvers, Belgium. He exhibited his first work in Anvers in 1908 at the Salon d'Anvers. In 1911 he exhibited in Munich, where his works showed an influence of Cubism, and that same year he exhibited at the Triennale de Bruxelles. He was mobilized into the army in World War One. After the war he attended l'Académie des Beaux-Arts in Anvers. He began to exhibit in Paris in 1920 at the Salon des Indépendants. He moved into a studio in Montmartre where he lived for many years. He painted his models in the studio, occasionally in front of his window with the hills of Montmartre in the background. He also painted in the countryside like the Impressionists, often working with groups of nudes.For more information please click here. Size: X-Large (>60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Impressionist Weight: 9000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gothic and Renaissance bookbindings exemplified and illustrated from the author's collection

      London, Boston & New York, Ernest Benn Ltd / Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Two volumes (29 cm), I: (10) 369 (1) pp., frontispiece (in colour), 2 black & white plates (lettered A-B). II (Plates): x [pp.ix-x: List of Photographs], 112 plates, numbered 1-10, 10a, 11-12, 12a, 13-110 (plate 17 folding; plates 68, 85-86 in colour), and 50 mounted photographs. Uniform publisher's brown cloth. - First edition, limited to 750 copies. This is one of 50 copies of the "Edition de Luxe", containing 50 mounted photographic plates not included in the trade issue, and a presentation copy, inscribed by E.P. Goldschmidt to Stephen Gaselee, Pepys Librarian (1908-1919) and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge (1909-1943). In a tipped-in letter from Goldschmidt to Gaselee (dated 9 December 1927), Goldschmidt declares this to be "the very first copy that comes from the binder". Two other presentation copies of the book are known to the writer: one was inscribed by Goldschmidt to Hugh William Davies, cataloguer for the London booksellers W.J. Leighton, "with best thanks for help and advice from the author" (with Jonathan Hill, Catalogue 8, 1982, item 145); the other to Alice Parsons Millard, collector and proprietor of George M. Millard Rare & Fine Imported Books, Los Angeles (in 1984-1985 with Jennifer S. Larson, Yerba Buena Books, San Francisco). "A catalogue raisonné of the author's own Collection, with a preface of 126 pages on fifteenth and sixteenth-century bindings generally... The descriptions of the individual books are models of their kind. Goldschmidt indeed deserves to be called the Robert Proctor of bookbindings. He has done far more than anybody else... to put the study of the subject on the right lines" (G.D. Hobson, "Books on Bookbinding" in The Book-collector's Quarterly, volume 7, July-September 1932, p.71). "One of the classics on the subject, extremely readable and based on the author's immense knowledge of the book-trade in the 16th century" (Anthony R.A. Hobson, The Literature of bookbinding, London: National Book League, 1954, p.10); "A work of immense learning which has had a lasting influence on binding studies" (B.H. Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, New York 1986, p.27). ¶ Exlibris of Harry Richardson Creswick (1902-1988), Cambridge University Librarian (1949-1967). Superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        The Immortal Friend.

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928 - Octavo. Original boards, black cloth spine with title label, gilt-patterned cloth sides. With the dust jacket, supplied. Spine label tanned, corners a little rubbed, small damp stain to fore-edge of front board, a very good copy, with the supplied jacket only very slightly chipped at the extremities, slightly sunned around spine and edges, with a few minor marks, but very nice. First edition, first printing, rare signed copy of this early collection of mystical poems, signed "J. Krishnamurti" on the front free endpaper. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), a Brahmin who as a child had been selected and groomed by Theosophists and as the long-expected "World Teacher", but soon rejected the mantle and spent his life travelling the world, teaching, and writing. Not unlike Rabindranath Tagore, Krishnamurti became popular in the Western world as a conduit for ancient Eastern wisdom. He gained international fame with The First and Last Freedom, published in 1954 with a Foreword by Aldous Huxley, whom he had befriended in 1938 while living in California. Krishnamurti's earlier books are scarce, and signed copies are remarkably rare. This copy has the ticket of a Hollywood bookshop apparently dedicated to the guru, "Krishnamurti's Works: 1705 N. Vine St. Hollywood, California". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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