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        Git le Cœur [Coeur]

      Paris: Black Sun Press. 1928. First. First edition. Quarto. Printed wrappers. A little offsetting on the front wrap, and light wear to the spine ends, near fine. Love poems by Lymington (later Earl of Portsmouth) and an intimate friend of publisher Caresse Crosby. Copy number 194 of 200 numbered copies printed on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen. This copy Signed by the author, and with corrections in his hand. Additionally laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed from Lymington to English Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald, presenting the volume. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Daughter of the Hawk.

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company [1928], Indianapolis - Stated first. Minor stains to cloth. Some minor spotting to endpapers. Else a very good copy in a very good to near fine dust jacket with only minor edge wear and a one-inch closed tear at top of front panel, but virtually no paper loss. Nice copy of this early title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia dei pittori italiani dell'Ottocento

      L'Esame, Milano 1928 - Vol. I: Neoclassici, La nuova Scuola Lombarda, pittori veneti, pittori piemontesi pittori liguri, pittori emiliani. Vol II: La nuova scuola toscana, pittori dell'Italia centrale, La nuova scuola napoletana. Con 641 tavole (39 tricomie) 2 volumi pp. 660-630 Rilegatura con nervi dalla Torriani & C. di Milano, taglio superiore in oro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Practical Television

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1928. With a Foreword by John L. Baird. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 12 plates, diagrams throughout. Gift inscription and typed slip about the inscription to front free endpaper. Small ink stamp to rear pastedown. An excellent copy in the rubbed, chipped, and tanned jacket. First edition, first impression. The inscription is by John Cameron Rennie, friend and patent attorney of John L. Baird, the author of the foreword. The book is inscribed to another member of his law firm.

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        Mr. Amberthwaite.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1928 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and edges, and chips to spine and rear panel. First edition, first impression of this novel. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the front free endpaper.

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        Der Rosengarten - Il Catinaccio.

      1928 - Nato a Bolzano nel 1873, frequenta giovanissimo l’Accademia di Monaco. Nel 1900 compie viaggi in Germania, Italia e Corsica. Si ferma nel 1907 a Parigi, dove frequenta l’Accademia Julian; conosce l’arte dei Nabis.\rI soggiorni in Bretagna sono fondamentali per la sua formazione artistica; anch’egli è attratto da quei motivi bretoni così congeniali al decadentismo simbolista.A Donarnenez conosce il pittore Henri Rivière, estimatore dell’arte giapponese. Realizza molti lavori importanti, caratterizzati da bidimensionalità e rilievo segnico dei contorni.\rRitorna in patria. L’attività in Alto Adige, dove la sua ampia notorietà è supportata dalla partecipazione a numerose esposizioni nazionali e internazionali, come la Biennale di Venezia, continua nella direzione della raffinata semplificazione formale ottenibile con la tecnica colorata, nella quale oggi è considerato indiscusso maestro.\rLa riscoperta dell’artista, morto in povertà e passata inosservata ai più, è iniziata negli anni Settanta; da allora numerosissime sono state le esposizioni dedicate in campo nazionale ed internazionale alla sua opera, l’ultima delle quali " Sulle tracce di Maurice Denis- Simbolismi ai confini dell’Impero asburgico " (Trento, estate 2007), ha visto esposte molte sue opere , una delle quali nella copertina del Catalogo. Si vende in cornice. Formato: Xilografia colorata di cm 43x18 (misure parte incisa). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        The Abbey School

      London: Collins, 1928. 1st edition omnibus including "The Abbey Girls", "The Girls of the Abbey School" and "The Abbey Girls Go Back to School", mid-blue cloth lettered and illustrated gold with two dancing girls on upper board, 7 of 8 colour plates by Elsie Anna Wood (the frontispiece "Joan Shirley" being the one not present, but I can see no evidence of its removal), otherwise a VG+/F lovely copy in VG unpriced d/w, shallow loss to spine top taking out the top half of "THE", a few minor nicks/chips, foxed on the d/w verso, back flap fold torn and raggy, but almost complete, repaired with brown gummed paper, a decent copy of a rare book . 1st Edition. VG+/Fine/VG. Illus. by Elsie Anna Wood.

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      [Utrecht], De Gemeenschap, 1928. Ingenaaid. 56 p. 1e druk. Gedrukt door Nypels in rood, zwart en grijsblauw in een oplage van 800 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk.* Ongenummerd luxe-exemplaar, gedrukt op Pannekoek in plaats van op getint gevergeerd Bührmann. Uit de bibliotheek van Fernand Lodewick, met zijn naam op het voorste schutblad en zijn exlibris op de Franse titel. 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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        (Ellerbek 1883 - 1943 Halebüll). Griechische Stadt am Meer (Lindos auf Rhodos?). Öl auf Holz. 1928/29. 60 x 66 cm. Gerahmt.

      1928. . Hervorragend angelegtes Bild in Blau-und Brauntönen, im Hintergrund die weiße Stadt. Rückseitig bez: 'D.w.St. Stadt am Meer von Ingwer Paulsen. (Werkverz. Nr.) 941'.- .

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        Les Odes d'Anacreon, Teien. Traduites de Grec en Francais par Remy Belleau. Ensembles quelques petites Hymnes de son invention.

      1928 - 8vo., in contemporary half gilt ruled brown morocco over marbled paper boards signed Yseux SR of Thierry Simier, original wrappers bound in, spine lettered in gilt with floral pattern blocked in black, marbled endpapers. Initials printed in blue, woodcut frontispiece by Pierre Gandon. A little sunning to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Limited edition of 305 copies. This copy extra illustrated with 8 original illustrations in pencil, pen and ink, and pastel, 4 full page and 4 vignettes, by Georges Villa. The sensuous drawings are all signed (and some captioned) by Villa in pencil. With a note in Villa's hand on titlepage and a note by Villa tipped in. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Pervaia liubov’. Roman. Perevod s angliiskogo Very Gorovskoi [First Love. A Novel. Translated from the English by Vera Gorovskaya].

      [Kiev:] Izdatel’stvo „Kul’tura“ Gostresta „Kiev-pechat’“ 1928 - First edition in Russian of First Love (1928), in which Wadsley ‘does herself proud with a fair-haired vamp who is quite prepared to let her lover hang rather than confess he was (innocently enough) in her bedroom at the time of a murder. However, he escapes from prison, and (Miss Wadsley’s readers will be relieved to hear) from the vamp’ (Sunday Times, 1 Apr. 1928). It appears Wadsley (1885–1959) was popular with the reading public in the early Soviet Union, and her works were translated very quickly; the National Library of Russia catalogue shows dozens of editions of her works (1920s), with some being reprinted as recently as the 1990s. Not in WorldCat. 8vo (172 × 127 mm), pp. [3]–217, [3]; scattered spotting/staining throughout, old repairs to the fore-margins of pp. 214 and 216, private ownership stamps to title; old cloth, front cover of the original illustrated wrappers laid down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Simon Beattie ABA ILAB]
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        Alan Leo`s Astrologische Werke. Große Ausgabe. Band I bis VII [kmpl.].

      - Einzige berechtigte Übersetzung aus dem Englischen von Dr. Phil. Gerhard Naumann. - Band I: Astrologie für alle. Band II: Die Berechnung des Horoskops. Unter Mitwirkung englischer Astrologen herausgegeben. Band III: Die Deutung des Horoskops. Band IV: Die Kunst der Synthese. Band V: Das progressive Horoskop. Direktionslehre. Berechnung von Ereignissen. Band VI: Der Schlüssel zum eigenen Horoskop. Analyse jeder Horoskop-Position. Band VII: Esoterische Astrologie. Vom Wesen des Menschen. Leipzig, Theosophisches Verlagshaus, 1928, 1929, 1929, 1930, 1930, 1931, 1927. VII, 406 S., 23 Bll. (Anhang mit Planetenstellungen 1850-1919) / XII, 320 S., 70 Bll. (Hilfstabellen, Ephemeriden, Häusertabellen) mit 9 Fig. / XI, 491 S., 2 Bll. mit einigen Fig. / VIII, VIII (Taf.), 411 S., 4 Bll. / XV, 468 S., 6 Bll. / VIII, 429 S., 1 Bl. / 2 Bll., 441 S., 3 Bll. mit einigen Zeichnungen (eine gef.), 4°, Goldgepr. O-Leinen William Frederick Allan alias Alan Leo (1860-1917) wird mitunter als der Vater der modernen Astrologie bezeichnet, denn er hat die Astrologie seiner Zeit zu einem einheitlichen System zusammengeführt. 1890 schloss er sich der theosophischen Gesellschaft an u. gab seiner Astrologie eine spirituelle u. weltanschauliche Grundlage. Seine Frau Bessie war ebenfalls Astrologin u. Theosophin. Alan Leo schrieb zahlreiche Bücher über Geburtshoroskope, Progressionen u. die esoterische Astrologie. - Die Einbände etwas berieben u. tls. ganz schwach fleckig; alle am Schnitt u. geringfügig innen braunfleckig; alle im Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel von Heinrich Tränker*, sonst gute Expl. in den Originaleinbänden, wobei 3 Expl. von der Leinenstruktur etwas glatter sind als die anderen (*H. Tränker alias Br. Recnartus, 1880-1956, (antiquarischer) Buchhändler u. engagierter Okkultist: Sekretär in der I.T.V.; Mitglied im OTO; Gründer versch. rosenkreuzerischer u. pansophischer Gruppierungen, woraus tlw. die Fraternitas Saturni hervorging; zunächst fasziniert von Aleister Crowley, vom dem er sich dann scharf entzweite).

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Les Derniers Jours de Pompei.

      . Paris: Aux Editions Lapina 1928. Collection Les Images du Temps, V. With a portrait of the author engraved by Madrassi. The illustrations and the 8 lithographies are by Edy Legrand. 2 pages reproduced in facsimile. 104 pp. Limited to 1162 copies. Bound uncut with top edge gilt in half morocco with orig. wrappers preserved. Spine weakly faded. * First edition. Copy no. 311 of 1000 on Verge de Rives B.F.K..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        L'Oeuvre de Stowitts pour Fay-Yen-Fah: Opera en 3 Actes

      M. Et J. Be Brunoff, FR 1928 - Paris, Maurice de Brunoff, 1928. Limited edition, one of 200 copies. Near fine book with heavy rubbing to the delicate spine, slight pull to the spine. Presented in custom solander case. Text by Templeton Crocker, Music by Joseph Redding. Large folio. Wonderful illustrations by Stowitts, reproducing the costumes and decorations of the opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Senza titolo

      Torino 1928 - Fotografia originale, stampa vintage. Cm 40x30. Timbro al retro del fotografo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        Filles de la Pluie. Scenes de la vie Ouessantine.

      . Paris: Bernard Grasset 1928. 262 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt in nice contemporary halfleather decorated with gold on spine. * Copy no. 101 "velin pur chiffon"..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Tánc. A Mozgásm?vészet könyve. Angelo, Hugo Erfurth (Dresden) és Máté Olga felvételeivel. (Dance. The Book of Art of Motion. With photographs by Angelo, Hugo Erfurth and Olga Máté.)

      Általános Nyomda, Könyv- és Lapkiadó Rt, Budapest 1928 - First edition. In original paper with photographic label on front cover. 100, (4) p., 28 plates of photographies. Olga Szentpál (1895-1968) was a Hungarian pioneer of modern dance, choreographer, teacher and theoretician of dance. After her studies at the Hungarian Academy of Music she gained her diploma at Émile Jacque-Dalcroze's (the founder of eurhythmics) school in Hellerau. She became involved into the modernist art scene through her husband Márius Rabinovszky (1895-1953; Hungarian art historian, art critic), and into modernist theatre as a teacher of Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. She opened her own school in 1919 and established the Szentpál Dance Group in 1926. The book is illustrated by reproductions of works by the German photographer Hugo Erfuth (1874-1946, the Hungarian Olga Máté (1878-1961) and Angelo (Pál; Pinkász Funk, 1894-1974) the Italian origin Hungarian photographer and cinematographer. Disciple of Aladár Székely, the most important photographer of his time in Hungary. In the beginning of his career he was the cinematographer and assistant of Michael Curtiz. In original paper with photographic label on front cover [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orlando. A Biography

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1928.. First English edition, 8vo, 299, (1) pp. 8 plates, contemporary signature to fly leaf. Cloth, spine ends slightly faded, d.w. with loss to the spine ends, top corner of the upper wrapper and lower edge of the lower wrapper, marking from remnants of old repairs. Dedicated to and based upon the family of Vita Sackville-West. Three of the plates are photographs of her; another is of Angelica Bell at the age of 9. Kirkpatrick A11b. Preceded by a signed limited American edition.

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        Allmacht der Frau Erotische Typologie der Frau - 6 Bände

      Wien Leipzig, Verlag für Kulturforschung 1928.. Band 1. Das üppige Weib, Sexualleben und erotische Wirkung künstlerische und karikaturistische Darstellung der dicken Frau von Urbeginn bis heute von F.L.Wangen und O.F. Scheuer, Band 2. Das Grausame Weib, Sexualpsychologie und pathologische Dokumente von der Grausamkeit und Dämonie der Frau, von Johannes R. Birlinger, Band 3. Das Weib als Sklavin, Die Frau in gewollter und erzwungener Hörigkeit, das brutalisierte und misshandelte Weib, die Sexualpyschologie der Masochisten, von Joachim Welzl, Band 4. Das Lüsterne Weib, Sexualpschologie der begehrenden unbefriedigten und schamlosen Frau, von Erik Hoyer, Band 5. Das Lsterhafte Weib, Bekenntnisse und Bilddokumente zu den Steigerungen und Aberrationen im weiblichen Triebleben Psychologie und Pathologie der Sexuellen Ab- und Irrwege des Weibes, von Dr. Marienne Alvin, Edith Cadivec, Maryse Choisy, Gräfin Agnes Esterhazy, Catharina Godwin, Hans von Kahlenberg, Lola Plesz, Ada von Potenstein, Ruth Margarete Roellig, Wally Rossow, Dr. Hermine Stahl, Della Zampach, Band 6. Das Feile Weib, Triebleben und Umwelt der Dirne/ Liebesindustrie und Liebeskünste bei allen Völkern und zu allen Zeitenb, von Rudlof Brettschneider, Erstauflage, EA, 223, 239, 216, 256, S., gr. 8° EA. Leinen, zahlreiche Abbildungen, Goldprägung, alle sechs Bände guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchseite]
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        Giggle Water: Including Eleven Famous Cocktails of The Most Exclusive Club in New York

      Charles S. Warnock, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Charles S. Warnock, 1928: First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition. Fraying to cloth at corners and spine ends. Spine shows light, internal reading creases. Light overall soiling. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Well of Loneliness

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1928. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. This famous and highly controversial lesbian novel became the target of a campaign by the editor of the Sunday Express newspaper, who believed it to be morally toxic. The novel went through two small printings in Britain before being suppressed. In the same year there was a continental printing in English, from the more liberal Parisian publishers, Pegasus Press. For decades The Well of Loneliness was the best-known lesbian novel in English.

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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      Philadelphia: David McKay Co.,, 1928.. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, gilt rule to boards, titles to front board, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 8 illustrations on plates by Rackham. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies for England and 125 for the US signed by the artist.

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        Bambi, A Life in the Woods. [Translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers.] Foreword by John Galsworthy.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928 - Octavo. Original green vertical-ribbed cloth, spine lettered gilt and with thick gilt rule at head and tail, front cover with deer motif in gilt in central panel, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained yellow. With the dust jacket printed in black and green. Inscription to verso of front free endpaper, sticker to half title page in the dust jacket with a hint of toning to spine, lower end of front flap trimmed unevenly. 26 full-page illustrations by Kurt Wiese; title with vignette and device printed in green. First American edition, stated first printing (July 1928). The German-language original was first published in Berlin in 1923.

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        Bambi - A Life in the Woods Foreword by John Galsworthy. Translated by Whittaker Chambers. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese.

      New York: Simon and Schuster. Excellent condition (Very good+/Near Fine). Very minor bumping to the corners only. The gilt lettering on spine slightly faded. Name on front endpaper. The original endpapers beautifully illustrated and in excellent condition without any flaws or tears. Wonderful example of this rare first edition (The page verso title states: "First Printing in America, July, 1928").. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1928. 8°. 293 (1) pages. Original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt illustration on frontcover. Without dustjacket (as issued). Excellent condition (Very good+/Near Fine). Very minor bumping to the corners only. The gilt lettering on spine slightly faded. Name on front endpaper. The original endpapers beautifully illustrated and in excellent condition without any flaws or tears. Wonderful example of this rare first edition (The page verso title states: "First Printing in America, July, 1928").

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      New York Horace Liveright 1928. 159 pages. The landmark work by the man who has come to be known as "The Father of Spin." "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." - from page 1. Chapters include: Organizing Chaos; The New Propaganda; The New Propagandists; The Psychology of Public Relations; Business and the Public; Propaganda and Political Leadership; Women's Activities and Propaganda; Propaganda for Education; Propaganda in Social Services; Art and Science; The Mechanics of Propaganda. Average wear. Minor yellowing to contents. Gilt lettering upon navy blue spine and front board. Binding intact. Front hinge sound. Back hinge bears narrow one inch opening near base. Library number upon spine otherwise unmarked. A sound copy. First Edition Hardcover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Former Library Copy; First Edition. Good

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        KORRESPONDENZBLATT FÜR DIE ALUMNEN DES COLLEGIUM GERMANICUM-HUNGARICUM, Sammlung von 33 Ausgaben der Jahre 1928 - 1936. Darunter 7 vollständige Jahrgänge. SELTEN!!!!,

      Paderborn : Bonifacius-Druckerei, 1928-1936. - 33 Hefte, ca 35 S. pro Heft. 33 Hefte!!! Folgende Ausgaben der Vierteljahresschrift sind im Kovolut vorhanden: 37. Jahrgang (1928), Nr. 1 bis 3. - 38. Jahrgang (1929) bis 44. Jahrgang (1935), jeweils Nr. 1 bis 4. - 45. Jahrgang (1936), Nr. 1 und 2. Demnach sind die Jahrgänge 1929 bis 1935 vollständig. Heftumschläge mit leichten Lager- und Gebrauchspuren, nur an wenigen Stellen leicht fleckig, geknickt oder bestoßen. Seiten sauber. Sehr guter bis guter Gesamtzustand. zqx [Zeitschrift, Kollegium, Budapest, katholische Kirche] Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2150 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Dean's Rag Book Co., Ltd., London 1928 - (Dolls) OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT RETAIL SHOWCARD. London: Dean's Rag Book Co., Ltd., [1928]. 11-7/8" x 8-15/16". Offered here is a showcard designed to be hung in a retail setting to promote Dean's Rag Book Company products, specifically here, the Oswald doll manufactured by Dean's in 1928. The showcard has a full color illustration of the Oswald doll along with three other black and white drawings showing various poses Oswald can be bent into. Showcard is printed on heavy cardboard and has a cardboard hanger on the back for hanging. This item is from the Dean's Rag Book Company archives and is an extremely rare Oswald item. The condition of the showcard is FINE.

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        A Theory of Electrons and Protons.London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, 1930.

      First edition in original printed wrappers of Dirac's prediction of anti-matter - although he did not accept it as such until a year later (see below) - and the advent of the dynamical view of the vacuum which was fundamental to the later development of quantum field theory.<br/><br/> In 1928, Dirac published his discovery of the 'Dirac equation', his relativistic wave equation for the electron, which "ranks among the highest achievements of twentieth-century science" (Pais, p. 290). However, "it was clear to Dirac and several of his colleagues that the relativistic electron theory of 1928 led to strange consequences. The problem, sometimes referred to as the "± difficulty," had its basis in the Dirac equation, which formally included solutions with negative energy. Contrary to the situation in classical physics, these could not be dismissed as nonphysical but had to be taken seriously - that is, somehow to be related to some objects of nature. In November 1929 Dirac believed he had found the solution to the problem. "There is a simple way of avoiding the difficulty of electrons having negative kinetic energy," he wrote to Bohr, and continued: "[I]f the electron is started off with a +ve energy, there will be a finite probability of its suddenly changing into a state of negative energy and emitting the surplus energy in the form of high-frequency radiation... [I]f all states of -ve energy are occupied and also a few of +ve energy, those electrons with +ve energy will be unable to make transitions to states of -ve energy and will therefore have to behave quite properly... It seems reasonable to assume that not all states of negative energy are occupied, but that there are a few vacancies of 'holes.' ... [O]ne can easily see that such a hole would move in an electromagnetic field as though it had a +ve charge. These holes I believe to be protons." <br/><br/> "Dirac's proton-as-electron theory, published in 1930 [the present paper], assumed a world of negative energy states occupied by an infinite number of electrons governed by Pauli's exclusion principle. Only the few unoccupied states, the "holes," would appear as observable physical entities. But why would they appear as protons, two thousand times as heavy as electrons? There are two reasons for Dirac's choice: For one thing, if protons and electrons were the only elementary particles - as almost all physicists believed at the time - there seemed to be no other possibility; for another thing, the hypothesis would be the realization of the age-old and, to Dirac, highly attractive "dream of philosophers." <br/><br/> "Attractive or not, the hypothesis was universally met with skepticism and immediately ran into serious problems. For example, if the proton were the electron's antiparticle (a name not yet introduced), [the electron and the proton] would supposedly annihilate... and calculations showed that the mean lifetime of matter would, in that case, be absurdly low, about 10<sup>-9</sup> seconds. This argument alone was not sufficient to convince Dirac, but in the spring of 1931 he realized (as others had done) that the hole would have to have the same mass as the electron. In the new version, as it appeared in a remarkable paper in the <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society</i> ['Quantised singularities in the electromagnetic field,' Vol. 133, pp. 60-72], the antielectron was introduced for the first time as "a new kind of particle, unknown to experimental physics, having the same mass and opposite charge to an electron" ... in 1931 the antielectron was a purely hypothetical particle, and most physicists declined to take Dirac's theory seriously. It was only later that it became recognized as "perhaps the biggest jump of all big jumps in physics of our century," as Heisenberg generously called it in 1973. <br/><br/> "The status of the antielectron... changed during 1932-33. At the California Institute of Technology, Carl Anderson, a former student of Millikan, noted in cloud chamber photographs from the cosmic radiation some tracks that he thought might be due to protons. In a later paper in March 1933, he suggested that he had discovered a positively-charged electron, or a "positron" as he called it" (Kragh, pp. 190-192). <br/><br/> As well as predicting the existence of antimatter, the present paper also transformed physicists' view of the nature of 'empty space' - since it is not really empty, physicists refer to it as 'the vacuum.' "In Dirac's proposal, the vacuum is full of negative-energy electrons. This makes the vacuum a medium, with dynamical properties of its own. For example, photons can interact with the vacuum. One thing that can happen is that if you shine a light on the vacuum, providing photons with enough energy, then a negative-energy electron can absorb one of these photons, and go into a positive-energy solution. The positive-energy solution would be observed as an ordinary electron, of course. But in the final state there is also a hole in the vacuum, because the solution originally occupied by the negative-energy electron is no longer occupied" (Wilczek, p. 55). This is the phenomenon of 'pair-production,' in which an electron-positron pair is created spontaneously. This dynamical view of the vacuum is fundamental to quantum field theory, developed starting in the mid-1930s, which enables the positron to be treated as a 'real' particle rather than the absence of a particle, and makes the vacuum the state in which no particles exist instead of an infinite sea of particles. <br/><br/> Dirac shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Schrodinger for "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory." <br/><br/> Helge Kragh, <i>Quantum generations</i>, 1999; Abraham Pais, <i>Inward bound</i>, 1988; Frank Wilczek, 'The Dirac equation,' <i>International Journal of Modern Physics A</i>, Vol. 19 Supplement (2004), pp. 45-74. For a very detailed account of the genesis of this paper, see Kragh, <i>Dirac: A scientific biography</i>, 1990, pp. 87-103.. Pp. 360-365 in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A, Vol. 126, No. A801. The entire issue offered here. 8vo (254 x 177 mm), pp. v-viii, 183-365. Original printed wrappers. A very fine and unrestored copy

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        Dark Princess: A Romance

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1928. First. First edition. Bookplate of "The Wrights" on the front pastedown, a tiny bit of wear at the crown, near fine, lacking the rare dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the front fly. Exceptionally uncommon signed. .

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        Dvadtsatiletney opyt Obektivnogo izuchenia Vysshey Nervnoy deyatelnosti (povedenia) zhivotnykh. [Transliterated title]. SIGNED BY PAVLOV.

      Moscow & Leningrad: Dosidarstvennoye izdatel'stvo, 1928. - Frontispiece, 388 pp; 10 text figs. Original cloth. Very Good. Fourth Russian Edition of Garrison-Morton 1445 (citing 1st ed. in English, 1928). SIGNED BY PAVLOV: "To Miss Betty Ross/ I. Pavlov/ 1928." The title translates as "Twenty years of experiments in the objective study of higher nervous activity (behavior) of animals: conditioned reflexes." The first three Russian editions appeared in 1923, 1924, and 1925. "Over a quarter of a century ago Pavlov began . to study the activity of the higher parts of the brain by physiological methods, mainly through the use of his conditioned reflexes. This book shows the historical development of the subject from the very beginning to the present, and it contains most of the important facts which he has discovered" (W. Horsley Gantt, Preface to his translation of this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Quantenpostulat und die neuere Entwicklung der Atomistik, Berlin: Julius Springer, Volume 16, 1928

      - FIRST EDITION OF BOHR'S SEMINAL PAPER ANNOUNCING HIS "COMPLEMENTARITY PRINCIPLE," a tenet at the center of quantum mechanics stating "that matter is both particle and wave, but can only be measured to be one or the other by any given experiment, because the object being measured is affected by the measurement" (Wenner Collection). Bohr's "complementarity principle became the cornerstone of what was later referred to as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics Bohr recognized the need for the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics to be imbedded in a rationally coherent conceptual framework" (H. Kragh, Quantum Generations, 1999, pp. 209-210). Toward that end, his 'complementarity' principle went on to form the basis of what became known as the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics. "From the epistemological point of view, the discovery of the new type of logical relationship that complementarity represents is a major advance that radically changes our whole view of the role and meaning of science. In contrast with the nineteenth-century ideal of a description of the phenomena from which every reference to their observation would be eliminated, we have the much wider and truer prospect of an account of the phenomena in which due regard is paid to the conditions under which they can actually be observed - thereby securing the full objectivity of the description" (DSB). "Bohr presented his ideas on complementarity for the first time at an international congress of physics in Como in the fall of 1927, commemorating the centenary of Volta's death. On this occasion, he stressed that in the quantum world, contrary to the classical world, an observation of a system can never be made without disturbing the system. But how can we then know the state of the system? The quantum postulate would seem to imply that the classical distinction between the observer and the observed was no longer tenable. How then would it be possible to obtain objective knowledge? "Bohr's reflections on these and related questions led him to introduce the notion of complementarity as denoting the use of complementary but mutually exclusive viewpoints in the description of nature. Two years later, he defined the complementarity principle as 'a new mode of description. in the sense that any given application of classical concepts precludes the simultaneous use of other classical concepts which in a different connection are equally necessary for the elucidation of phenomena'. The wave description and the particle description are complementary and thus in conflict. But Bohr argued that the physicist is still able to account unambiguously for his experiments, for it is he who chooses what to measure and thereby destroys the possibility of the realization of the conflicting aspect. "The complementarity principle became the cornerstone of what was later referred to as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Pauli even stated that quantum mechanics might be called 'complementarity theory', in an analogy with 'relativity theory'. And Peierls later claimed that 'when you refer to the Copenhagen interpretation of the mechanics what you really mean is quantum mechanics' . by the mid-1930s Bohr had been remarkably successful in establishing the Copenhagen view as the dominant philosophy of quantum mechanics." (H. Kragh, 209-210). CONDITION & DETAILS: CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Springer. Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 16, 1928. Quarto (10.75 x 7.75 inches; 269 x 194mm). [xviii], 1102, [2]. Full volume bound in brown cloth over brown marbled paper. Minor rubbing and scuffing to the boards and edge tips. Gilt lettered at the spine. Clean and bright inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Pessach-Haggadah [Seder Haggadah shel Pesach] Anordnung und Buchschmuck von Otto Geismar übersetzung von Sonia Gronemann Gebete teilweise nach M.Sachs.

      Berlin B.Kahan., 1928.. V, 90 S. 4°. Illustrierter Ganzleinenband.. Erste Ausgabe dieser sehr seltenen hebräisch/deutschen Paralellausgabe (vergleiche EA in Hebräisch: Jalkut, Leipzig, 1927; Yaari 2045. Yudlow 3061.) Die Zeichnungen und der Satz in klassischem Art Deco Stil stammen von dem Otto Geismar und führen in didaktisch kindgerechter und zugleich künstlerisch vollendeter Weise durch die Texte und Rituale des Pessach Festes. Geismar, der bekannte Berliner Lehrer, der am 30. Oktober 1873 in Breisach (Großherzogtum Baden) als Sohn eines Notars geboren wurde, ist für viele Berliner Juden ein vertrauter Name, war er doch seit Ostern 1904 bis zu seiner aus Altersgründen Ende März 1936 erfolgten Pensionierung Zeichenlehrer an der Knabenschule, der späteren Mittelschule der Berliner Jüdischen Gemeinde, in der Großen Hamburger Strasse. Er starb 1957 in London und hinterließ ein breites originelles zeichnerisches Werk, zu dem auch dieses Werk gehört. Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar, lediglich Hinterdeckel mit kleinen Flecken.

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        Neue Möglichkeit für eine einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität

      Berlin, : Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften. Sonderabdruck / Offprint.. Außergewöhnlich guter Zustand. / Original Brochure in Fine condition.. Sonderabdruck / Offprint. Berlin, Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1928. 8°. 6 Seiten. Originale Broschur. Außergewöhnlich guter Zustand. / Original Brochure in Fine condition. [Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Sitzung der physikalisch-mathematischen Klasse 1928. - XVIII.] [Weil No.162]

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        Bibliotheca Nautica, Books, Prints and Manuscripts relating to Naval Battles and the Science of Naval Warfare, Shipbuilding and the Art of Navigation, Pirates, Buccaneers, and Privateers, Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea

      London Maggs Bros. -38 1928 - four volumes bound into two. 853 pages in all + plates and facsimiles. with the original paper covers bound in. good clean condition in a modern binding of marbled paper boards and cloth spine. a fine copy of the complete series of these four invaluable nautical catalogues, containing 3000 well described, annotated and indexed entries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Photograph

      New York: Underwood and Underwood. [1928]. Publicity photograph of Gene Tunney running with his trainer Lou Fink, and Olympic Gold Medalist Johnny Hayes while Tunney was training in Speculator, New York, for his final fight. Underwood and Underwood back mark. 8" by 10" glossy. Sepia-toned. Creased and with old repairs on verso, good. Signed by Gene Tunney; and additionally Inscribed by Hayes: "Louis Paquet kindest regards of Johnny Hayes." Hayes was the American marathoner who won the controversial gold medal in the 1908 Olympics in Rome when Italian Dorando Pietri made a wrong turn entering the stadium, collapsed, and was helped over the finish line by spectators. After his running career was over, Hayes became an athletic trainer. Tunney's signature is faded, Hayes' is dark. .

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        The Man Who Knew Coolidge

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1928). First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with some shallow chipping at the top of the front panel, and a faint stain on the spine. .

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        Nouvelles Variations

      Albert Lévy - Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1928 - In-folio en feuilles, portefeuille demi toile, illustration contrecollée sur le premier plat, Complet des 20 planches représentant 75 motifs du plus pur style art déco réalisés au pochoir. Benedictus (1878-1930) est l'un des artistes les plus considérés en matière d'impression au pochoir dans l'art déco floral et abstrait. Sa réputation s'est faite en particulier sur les collections " variations" imprimées au pochoir grace à la compétence de l'imprimeur J. Saudé. Ces collections suivent la pratique instituée par les décorateurs précédents dans de tels folios, à savoir qu'ils présentent un certain nombre de motifs qui peuvent convenir aussi bien aux tissus vestimentaires tissés ou imprimés qu'aux tissus d'ameublement ou même aux impressions de papiers peints et aux peintures décoratives. Plusieurs de ces motifs sont groupés sur une page, chacun d'eux ayant été conçu dans des couleurs chaudes. La page obtenue est le résultat de vingt impressions séparées dans des encres différentes. Un travail aussi laborieux et le coût des pigments employés ainsi que les éléments métalliques rendirent de telles productions extrêmement onéreuses à leur époque.

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        Uber die Selbstenergie des Elektrons" in Zeitschrift für Physik 89, 1934, pp. 27-39

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST INDICATION OF QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMIC DIVERGENCE. Known as the Weisskopf calculation, it was a landmark in QED during the 1930s (Schweber, Scholarpedia). Kaiser Weisskopf was in the second generation of theoretical physicists who expanded the reach of quantum mechanics. The discovery of the Dirac equation in 1928 allowed for a more precise description of electromagnetic interactions with charge particles. QED, consisting of quantum and relativistic mechanics to describe such interactions, made it clear that the rest mass of an electron in the classical relativistic framework was divergent in the point particle limit. As such, it was hoped that quantum mechanics would reconcile the problem. Toward that end, in 1934 Weisskopf carried out the first consistent calculation which established that a contribution to the mass of the electron is also divergent (logarithmically) (Barkhudarov, 1). "At Pauli's suggestion [Weisskopf] computed the electron's self-energy in perturbation theory, including both electrons and positrons. In doing this calculation, [Weisskopf] made a sign error, which was quickly pointed out by Wendell Furry; when this was taken into account, the result was a self-energy that diverged logarithmically as the electron's radius a tended to zero (1934). This was an astonishing result: Classical electrodynamics was long known to produce a linear divergence, and the one-particle version of QED, already mentioned, yielded a quadratically divergent self-energy. The "soft" logarithmic divergence of QED with electrons and positrons was a first indication that QED might be made a tractable theory" (Jackson, Victor Frederick Weisskopf). Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonago shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics [QED], with deep ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles" (Nobel Committee).  Weisskopf was known for his rare and harmonious blend of sentiment and intellectual rigor. He liked to say that his favorite occupations were Mozart and quantum mechanics. CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Julius Springer. Full volume. Ex-libris bearing two small stamps on the rear of the title page; no other markings whatsoever. (9 x 6.5 inches; 225 x 163mm). Recently rebound in dark grey cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. New endpapers. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and clean inside and out. Near fine.

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        SONNICA LA COURTISANE Ouvrage illustré de soixante eaux-fortes en couleurs de Maurice de Becque. Traduction Jean Carayon.

      Paris, chez l?'Artiste, 1928. In-4 p. (mm. 282x226), bross. orig. (dorso restaur.), pp. (4),IV,313,(5), illustrato da 60 pregevoli acqueforti a colori di Maurice Jaubert de Becque, così composte: 12 grandi testate, 9 finali, 21 composizioni nel t. e 18 tavv. f.t. Romanzo storico che celebra la vita di una cortigiana all?'epoca dell?'impero romano. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 73: ?"Edition recherchée et cotée?" - Benezit,I, p. 955 cita dell?'artista francese anche l?'illustrazione di quest?'opera. Bella edizione di 270 esempl. numer. Il ns., 64, ?"sur vélin pur fil Lafuma?" fa parte della tiratura di 200 (numer. 61 à 260), ed è molto ben conservato. Unite: ?"Six planches refusées complétant l?'illustration de "Sonnica la Courtisane" et reservées aux amis de l?'artiste?". Sono 6 bellissime acqueforti in tinta ?"avec remarques?", di gusto fortemente erotico, ciascuna con alcune righe di testo a fronte (e l?'indicaz. del capitolo e della pag. cui fanno riferimento): in tutto 16 cc.nn. a fogli sciolti, copertina in bross. con vignetta inc. all?'acquaforte al piatto ant., custodia in mz. tela, astuccio. Tracce d?'uso margin. altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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      New York: Payson & Clarke Ltd., [1928]. - First U.S. edition. 8vo. Lavender colored cloth moderately faded at the margins of the front and rear covers and the spine panel, else very good copy in a strikingly beautiful, fine, unused dust jacket. Lord Peter Wimsey must solve the mystery of the death of a man who died while sitting by the fireplace in the morgue-like atmosphere of the Bellona Club. While solving the case he uncovers fraud, crime, and broken faith, all of which contributed to the death of the man that no one saw die. An attractive, square copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frescoes from Buried Temples

      Flansham, Bognor Regis, Sussex: Pear Tree Press, (1928). Folio portfolio. (73)ff. One of 55 copies signed by the artist, James Guthrie, and the poet, Gordon Bottomley. Guthrie, the founder and the printer of the Pear Tree Press, wrote that "the designs and poems are... separate variations upon epical or elemental themes concerned with the beginnings of our planet and our race, and looking to that past for some intimations of the future of both." In the tradition of William Blake, he combined text and image, and used at least four different printing techniques in producing this book. It was the largest produced by the Press, and the one generally considered his masterpiece. Among the pictorial plates are sixteen intaglio etchings, seventeen prints from blocks covered in sculpted gesso, three woodcuts, and five "cuts," from wood or linoleum. Guthrie used a combination of colors in graduated tones for both relief and intaglio prints. The result is subtle and harmonious, and each copy is unique. Some are printed on black paper and tipped-in, and some use metallic inks. The approximately 30 pages of text are all printed in color, from etched plates which combine calligraphy and illustration. At least one plate was rolled with gold ink, so that the letters show white on gold. Announcement and prospectus laid in. A truly beautifully book, unbound, as issued, in wrappers showing Adam and Eve, done with two color blocks. Wrappers show light wear at spine, with small split at upper joint, otherwise fine. Housed in the original slipcase, with the etched label. Box shows wear at extremities and split corners.

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        Letter from Maxfield Parrish to his son Dillwyn

      n.p., Windsor, VT 1928 - A.L.s., 4 pages. Four page autograph letter from American artist/illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), postmarked Windsor, Vermont, to his son Dillwyn. Addressed in care of John Sargent in Greenwich, Connecticut. Dated December 14, and postmarked December 15, 1928. Noted that Dillwyn's letter of December 12 "did not contain the news that you had secured the position of second vice-president of the General Motors Corp." Maxfield expressed his opinion that "a job is more easily obtained in a city not particularly teeming with new industries," offering the encouragement that "Something is bound to turn up in time." Maxfield Parrish expressed his pleasure that his son had "a haven like the Sargents' at Greenwich." Commented on events in Windsor and activities of friends and acquaintances. Signed "Dad." Accompanied by envelope. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      A & C Black, London 1928 - Spine a bit faded. Hinges professionally repaired. Otherwise handsome copy with binding tight; Numerous ads on first and last pages ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 1081 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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