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        To Kiss the Crocodile

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1928. First. First edition. Black boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Fine in a handsome, near fine dustwrapper designed by Frederick Blakeslee that is a bit spine-faded and has shallow chipping at the spine ends. Milton's only novel, a stereotyped tale of gay backstage life. Milton was an actor, often with the Old Vic theatre company under Tyrone Guthrie. He played Rupert Cadell in the original London stage production of Patrick Hamilton's Rope, filmed in 1948 by Alfred Hitchcock. Rare in the dustwrapper. Slide 34; Young 2717. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Privately Printed, 1928. First edition. One of 1000 numbered copies, signed by Lawrence. Original dark brown paper boards with the Lawrence phoenix design, professionally rebacked in black cloth, preserving the original spine label. Repaired tear to inner margin of the title page. Cloth clamshell case with leather label.

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      San Francisco: The Book Club of California. 1928. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by Jeffers AND includes signed original photographic frontispiece by Ansel Adams! Limited edition, this no. 184 of 310 copies signed, 1928, hardcover with green cloth boards in green slipcase, large octavo, 49pp., signed frontispiece, otherwise not illustrated. Book near fine with small spot of soil to front board, usual faint fading of spine, otherwise near fine with tight binding, text clean and unmarked. No DJ. Slipcase in much better than usual condition, with mild wear to corners. Signed by Jeffers and Adams!

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        Arabian Nights

      The Penn Publishing Company, 1928. Hardcover. VeryGood. Original 1928 1st edition. Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. 16 full-page color plates all have original tissue guards. 20 b & w illustrations. Front cover paste down is bright and strong with only the slightest of scratching. Beautiful condition. Previous owner''s name on front endpapers. Gift inscription on first free endpaper. No other markings, writing, etc. Rear endpaper shows minor tearing at spine. Binding is strong and straight.

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        Millions of Cats

      Coward McCann, Inc 1928 - First Edition. This Limited Edition of 250 copies is SIGNED by Wanda Gag. This copy is number 249 housed in the publisher's slipcase that has some wear. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Wanda Gag First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        West Running Brook

      Henry Holt & Company, New York 1928 - First Edition, First Issue without the first edition statement printed on the copyright page. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Robert Frost. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with the previous owner's name neatly written on the front endpaper. Overall, a wonderful presentation copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Published by Paul Cook The Recluse Press, Athol, Mass. 1928 - Octavo, cloth. This is Lovecraft's first book of fiction. Of 300 copies printed this is one of 100 that Derleth bound and distributed in the Arkham House cloth binding in 1961. Originally a few copies were circulated among members of the tiny Lovecraft circle prior to August Derleth's acquisition of approximately 150 useable sets of sheets from Robert Barlow, Lovecraft's literary executor. Derleth distributed approximately 50 sets of the unbound sheets before binding 100 copies in 1961. This copy contains the cancel copyright notice with the book and magazine titles in italics. Currey-Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bilbliography. p. 325-issue-(C) (2) (b). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1037. Joshi I-A-5. This is a near fine copy, slight bump to upper right front corner, the gilt lettering as usual on the spine is mostly perished, Lovecraft is still quite readable, some of the gilt is present for the title and publisher. No dust jacket as issued. Enclosed in a custom clamshell box. A scarce and desirable Lovecraft and Arkham House item. (10694) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Misleading Cases in the Common Law. With an Introduction by Lord Hewart, Lord Chief Justice of England. Third Edition

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 36 Essex Street W.C., 1928. Original red cloth, gilt, somewhat worn, faded and spotted; with Cardozo's ownership signature ("Benjamin N. Cardozo") and posthumous bookplate Justice Cardozo's copy of Herbert's fictional and highly amusing law "reports" (which first appeared in Punch), a fine example reflecting Cardozo's sense of humor--"enjoy[ing] good stories, bons mots, and puns, especially when told with style

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        La miniature anglaise du Xe au XIII siècle. [Und:] La miniature anglaise au XIVe et XVe siècle. (2 Bde.).

      Paris / Brüssel, G. Van Oest, 1926 / 1928 - 2° (36 x 26.5 cm), 1 farb. Frontispiz, XIII, 162 S. Text u. 100 Taf.; 1 farb. Frontispiz, X, 113 S. u. 100 Taf., Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt., Bibliotheksex.: priv. Rückenschildchen, Schildchen u. Stempel a. Vs., Stempel a. Titelbl.; gutes, frisches Ex. Übersetzt nach der englischen Ausgabe. 8100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Radio Corporation of America Five Volume Boxed Set: Advertising Radio to the American Public; Radio in the World War and the Organization of an American-Owned Transoceanic Radio Service; The Development of the Radio Art and Radio Industry Since 1920; A Resume of Early Radio Developments; The Distribution and Merchandising of Radio Equipment

      Radio Corporation of America, 1928. Stapled Binding. Near Fine. Wear to slipcase corners, booklets in exceptional condition. 1928 Stapled Binding. Five stapled binding softcovers in original wrappers, with slipcase. Published from a series of lectures delivered at Harvard University Business School in April 1928. A fairly early example of radio ephemera (broadcasts to the general public began in the later months of 1920). OCLC shows only 1 match for three titles (2 and 3 matches for the two others), these at the Harvard Business School itself, so it is likely these were not produced for distribution (the other sources are the New York Public Library and Yale). An exceptionally rare and important collection of early technology ephemera, particularly interesting for the volume dealing with the use of radio during World War I.

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      - GAINSBOURG Serge (Paris 1928 – Paris 1991). Auteur, compositeur français. Ensemble de 7 pièces autour de Serge Gainsbourg : 1/ Carte personnel de placement, au motif de fleurs, au nom de Serge Gainsbourg écrit au feutre en deux volets avec au dos un nom manuscrit de la main de Gainsbourg et un numéro de téléphone d’une autre main: « bebel ». Document en bon état (8 x 5 cm) 2/ Carton d’invitation à la cérémonie des CESARS 86 au Palais des Congrès, laissez-passer personnel de Serge Gainsbourg (11,8 x 8,3 cm). C’est au cours de cette cérémonie que sa fille Charlotte reçue le prix du « meilleur espoir féminin » pour son rôle dans le film « L’Effrontée » de Claude Miller, cette même années sort également le film à scandale « Charlotte for Ever » de Serge Gainsbourg avec sa fille Charlotte. Le document présente une tâche brunâtre en marge supérieur sans doute du café. 3/ Carton d’invitation personnel en 2 pièces de Serge Gainsbourg pour l’avant première de la comédie « Lily Passion » de la chanteuse Barbara avec dans les rôles principaux Gérard Depardieu et Barbara, le lundi 27 janvier 1986 au Zénith de Paris. Documents de 20,7 x 15 cm et 13,8 x 9,2 cm 4/ Carton d’invitation personnel de Serge Gainsbourg pour une soirée avec dîner au « Palace » le jeudi 12 décembre 1985 pour la sortie de son disque et vidéo clip. Document de 20,5 x 14 cm 5/ Carte de vœux pour la nouvelle année 1986 de Per Spook à Serge Gainsbourg représentant un couple avec une coupe de champagne : « Cher Ami, J’ai adoré votre show !!! « Casino de Paris » j’ai passé la meilleure soirée de toute l’année. Bravo. Je vous souhaite une bonne année 1986 ». Document de 20,5 x 20, 5 cm en 2 parties. Serge Gainsbourg revient pour la première fois sur scène depuis ses débuts à l’automne 1985 au Casino de Paris, c’est un triomphe. Per Spook est un créateur de haute couture norvégien. Il conduit une maison de haute couture à Paris de 1977 à 1995. 6/ Carton d’invitation personnel de Serge Gainsbourg à un défilé de mode aux Bains Douches à Paris illustré d’une photo de Jean-Paul Goude représentant Guy Cuevas. « Le Fantôme du Chapelier » par Guy Cuevas sous le thème exclusif du chapeau, le 18 décembre 1985. Document de 20,8 x 20,8 cm. Guy Cuevas est un écrivain, musicien et comédien cubain, apôtre de la musique disco en France dans les années 70 et 80. 7/ Une photographie couleur tirage argentique (17 x 12,5cm) représentant Gainsbourg et le Président de la République François Mitterrand dans les jardins du Palais de l’Elysée lors de la « Garden Party » du Président de la République le 14 juillet. Photographie déchirée en 4 morceaux et recollé au dos par 2 bandes de scotch brun.

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        A Voyage to Pagany

      New York: The Macaulay Company. 1928. First. First edition. Boards a bit rubbed and soiled, a very good copy in near very good dustwrapper with internal tape repair. Signed by the author. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wohl Berlin, 25. I. 1928.. 2 SS. 4to.. "Sehr verehrte Frau Landeshauptmann: Inliegend finden Sie zwei Seiten mit 'Märchen-Symbol-Hinweisen' die vielleicht auch Ihnen nicht unwillkommen sein werden. Ich bitte Sie das Blatt nach dem Vorsatz einzufügen, dort sind leere Seiten und kann es nicht weiter stören. Da ich von zu viel Arbeit der letzten Monate Tag und [Nacht] völlig erschöpft bin, Augen u. Nerven versagen, bitte ich Sie mit mit einem herzlich verehrenden Gruß und guten Wünschen für Sie u. der Ihren Wohlergehen für heute vorlieb zu nehmen, denn ein Berg von Arbeit türmt sich vor mir: obwohl ich so müd', ach so müde bin [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Vignette.

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        Fische - Stilleben. Oel auf Lwd.

      1928 1928 - 38 x 49 cm, Gerahmt Rechts unten signiert u. datiert. Konrad Schmid (1899 - 1979), zürcher Maler. Fische auf kariertem Tuch liegend. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Storia dei pittori italiani dell'Ottocento. Vol.I: Introduzione generale.

      "L'Esame" Edizioni d'Arte Moderna", Milano, 1928 - (Edizione unica in 1000 esemplari numerata in num.arabi). 2 voll. cm.24x32,5, pp.660,630, 641 39 tricromie (esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione). su tavv.a col.ft. t.pelle, nervi ai dorsi, taglio oro.

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        The Secret of Chimneys

      UK: The Bodley Head, 1928. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie First Edition The Bodley Head 1928. Third impression. No foxing or browning. Small name inscription to fep. Original blue boards, VG in pictorial dust jacket showing light wear. Not price clipped.

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        The House the Blind-Man Built: Synopsis of a Blind-Mans' Methods of Building A House.

      William Vahrenkamp 1928 - Hardcover book is good plus with shelfwear, some bumped and rubbed corners, wear to the top and bottom of the spine, a bit of wear to the top of the rear hinge and the owner's book plate inside. There is no dust jacket (I believe it was issued without one). A nice example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arthur Wm Heintzelman; Aquafortiste, 2 volumes

      Paris: Marcel Guiot, 1928. 1st. Paperback. Near fine. One of 325 numbered copies, of which 300 were offered for sale, bound in the publisher's original wraps stamped in black and red. Light edge wear. Frontispiece. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of 132 separate plates by Heintzelman along with their technical information, and in some cases examples of different states of the same plate to afford the opportunity to observe the gradual evolution of the work.

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        Anna Livia Plurabelle. Preface by Padraic Colum.

      Crosby Gaige 1928 - New York: Princeton University for Crosby Gaige, 1928. Printed on green paper watermarked ‘Alexander Japan Made in USA.’ Original black cloth, front cover blind stamped with border of three rules in centre, gilt-stamped, inverted triangle of three rules. Spines ends lightly rubbed, boards lightly dampstained and bowed, upper margins of leaves lightly waterstained. Rudementary sketch in ink to front free endpaper. One of 50 copies form a total edition of 850. This is copy number 6. Of the 50 copies (these copies were not signed by Joyce) probably only six were offered for sale by the publisher. The remaining 44 copies were presumable given away by Gaige with the exception of a few which were remaindered to the Chaucer Head Book Shop, New York in 1938 by Random House. [Slocum/Cahoon A32] Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art Russe Moderne. Mit Widmung von Karel Teige auf Vortitel

      Paris: Eduition Laville 1928 - OPBd., 93 S., 2° mit zahlreichen sw. Bild-Tafeln. Einband gering berieben, beschmutzt, eingerissen u. minimnal gelockert. Sachnameschrift mit Zeichenstift auf Rücken eingeschriben. Kopfkapital, Rücken u. Vorsatzplatz mit weissem Pappband verbessert. Manche Textseiten mit Zeichenstift unterstreicht, sonst wohlerhaltenes exemplar. Selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Powell Publishing Company 1928-1929, Los Angeles - Lg. 8vo. 9 vols. Index. Illustrated with numerous woodcut plates and maps. Edition limited to 387 numbered deluxe sets (8 of the 9 volumes of this set not numbered). Full gilt decorated brown morocco with red (volume) and blue & brown (title) labels. T.e.g. Front hinge and head of spine of Vol. I lightly rubbed, as are 3 title labels (otherwise a very fine set). Bound into the various volumes are 59 original signatures, mostly of "covered wagon baby pioneers," but also included are 2 children from the Donner Party, a Pony Express rider, a sea captain who sailed round the horn, and a Spanish Grandee (whose aunt's wedding in Monterrey was described by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in "Two Years Before the Mast"). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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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        Nespokojeny Medvidek. Vesela prihoda. (The Discontented Teddy Bear. A cheerful story)

      Czechoslovakia, c. 1928. Quarto. 9ff. Color and sepia illustrations on each page by Karla Rohra. A poem, in Czech, about a teddy bear bored with his life in the nursery who goes off into the world and discovers that his old life was not so bad. In illustrated, embossed boards shaped like a teddy bear. Spine chipped, with the paper beginning to peel back, some rubbing to extremities, else near fine.

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        Commerce. Cahiers Trimestriels Publies par les Soins de Paul Valery, Leon-Paul Fargue, Valery Larbaud. XVII, Automne MCMXXVIII. SIGNED

      Paris: Chez L. Giraud-Badin, 1928. First edition. Wraps. Near Fine. 8vo, original tan wraps; pp. 175, plus a letterpress bifolio advertisement and price list for prior issues laid-in. #1589 of an edition of 2900. SIGNED by Garcia Lorca on the title page. Tiny bit of chipping at the spine head, else fine. This short-lived (1924-1932) literary revue devoted itself exclusively to lyric poetry, publishing the works of both established and unknown poets and critics. This Autumn 1928 issue includes the first French translation of Lorca's "Martirio de Santa Olalla," which appeared (in the original Spanish) in July of 1928 in ROMANCERO GITANO, Lorca's third published book of poetry, and the one that would make him famous. Signed Garcia Lorca items are exceedingly rare; only a handful have come to auction in the last 40 years. Provenance upon request.

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        Les Conquérants

      1928 - Paris, Grasset, 1928. Broché, 123 x 188 mm, 269 pp. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES 62 PREMIERS EXEMPLAIRES du tirage normal sur Madagascard. L'exemplaires comporte DEUX ENVOIS AUTOGRAPHES signés de l'auteur. Le premier contemporain de la parution, dont le destinataire à été soigneusement effacé, est accompagné de TROIS DESSINS ORIGINAUX de petits chats. Le second est daté de 1971 : " Pour Monsieur Jacques Bredèche, bien cordialement André Malraux". Après deux séjours en Indochine, l?un pour dérober des statuts Kèmere (non sans aller en prison), l?autre pour combattre les injustices sociales, André Malraux débute une série de romans dont le thème est l?extrême orient. "Les Conquérants", son premier roman, devaient s?intilé "Puissance", mais Jean Paulhan l?en disuada. Parue en feuilleton dans la Nouvelle Revue Française, l?édition en volume est un succès qui met à l?abrit son auteur et le lance dans une longue carrière littéraire. Suivront "La Voie Royale" et "La Condition Humaine", prix Goncourt en 1933. Rare et recherché.

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        Louis Bleriot and the First Airplane to Cross the English Channel

      1928 - Hand-Colored Lithograph Signed ("L. Bleriot"). Entitled "Louis Bleriot passes the White Cliffs of Dover in May, 1909." Lithograph published by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, 1928. Showing the Bleriot XI craft in flight, with a fountain pen inscription "To Mr. Guy W. Vaughan, L. Bleriot." The month of May is crossed out and corrected to July in Bleriot's hand. 15" x 17 1/2". Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) was the first aviator to cross the English Channel in a heavier-than-air craft on July 25, 1909; winning a contest sponsored by the London Daily Mail.

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      New York: Harpers. 1928. First. First American edition. Contemporary owner name, slight soiling to the binding, still fine in an attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with several small chips and tears, mostly at the spine ends. Members of a small British Army unit stranded in a Mesopotamian oasis are picked off one by one by hostile Arabs. Basis for the classic John Ford film Lost Patrol featuring Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, and Alan Hale. Very scarce in this condition. .

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        Robes of Thespis. Costume Design by Modern Artists

      London: Ernest Benn, 1928. Quarto. (xvi), (144) pp + 111 plates. First edition. One of twenty-five copies printed on hand-made paper, specially bound, and with two color plates not included in the regular edition. Illustrated with plates in black-and-white and color, and with numerous text figures. A collection of essays on various aspects of costume design. Max Beebohm contributes a chapter on fantasy in costume design; Abbey Theater director Lennox Robinson and others weigh in on Irish dramatic costume, while Beaumont Press founder Cyril W. Beaumont writes about costumes for ballet. These chapters are accompanied by costume design from such noted designers and artists as Edward Gordon Craig, Edmund Dulac, Charles Ricketts, Claude Lovat Fraser, William Nicholson, and Paul Nash. A sumptuous production, and a fine copy in publisher's vellum-backed gray gilt stamped cloth. T.e.g.

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        Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928 First edition in play format. Publisher's blue cloth, with white paper labels lettered in blue to the front board and spine; in the original white dust jacket, lettered in blue and red. Book about fine, with a hint of light wear to the extremities, faint offsetting to the endpapers, minor stain to the fore edge; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and minor nicks to the extremities, faint toning to the spine, a hint of soiling to the panels, else fine. Overall, a bright and extremely fresh copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Housed in a custom red slipcase, with a black title label lettered in gilt to the spine, with matching red chemise. Peter Pan is the popular story of a mischievous young boy who refuses to grow up and spends his days flying and adventuring with his troop of Lost Boys on the island of Neverland. Peter Pan made his debut in Barrie's 1902 novel The Little White Bird, but his best-known appearances are as the title characters in Barrie's play and novels. The play Peter Pan was first produced in London at the Duke of York's Theater on December 27, 1904, and in 1906, Barrie published the chapters relating to Peter from The Little White Bird along with illustrations by Arthur Rackham in a separate edition entitled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. In 1911, Barrie published a different version of Pan's story as the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. Though published over a decade later, this first edition of Peter Pan, or the Boy who Would Not Grow Up represents the first publication of the 1904 play format, which remains the most popular and earliest full version of the story. Today, the story is generally referred to by the shortened title Peter Pan.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Utisci iz Rusije". Eindrücke aus Russland. Mit beigefügtem sw.Verlagsprosket - jetzt gefaltet. Erste Auflage

      Beograd: Biblioteka Zivot i rad 1928 - OPBd., 105 S., 8° mit handschrftlicher Widmung in tschechisch auf Titelblatt. Fast unbeschädigtes u. frisches Exemplar. Sehr selten. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: sr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pan and Peacocks

      Boston: Four Seas Company. 1928. First. First edition. Cloth and decorated papercovered boards, with paper spine label. Slight paper remnants on the boards, and slight foxing and staining to endpapers, a very good copy in a fair only example of the rare dustwrapper, with a large tidemark at the lower extremities, and a couple of long tears. Inscribed by the author: "For Hazel B. Tallman, In memory of a voyage which she did much to make charming. W. Adolphe Roberts. September 23, 1931." Roberts was a prolific black journalist of West Indian origins, who was later known for his travel books of that region. He wrote the first true detective novel by an African-American, as well as volumes of both travel and poetry. The author's third book, and second volume of poetry, a very uncommon title, and the only copy we've seen in jacket. .

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        Under Persian Skies:

      London: H. F. & G. Witherby,, 1928. A Record of Travel by the Old Caravan Routes of Western Persia. Octavo. Original blue finely textured cloth, titles and vignette to spine in gilt, decorative panel to front board in blind, partly unopened, bottom edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece with tissue guard, 39 similar plates, folding map in colour. Head of spine gently pulled, slightly marked on rear board but an excellent copy in the striking dust jacket, with some wear to extremities and a touch soiled on the rear panel. First edition, first impression. Publisher's copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. Hermann Norden was born in Emden, Germany in 1870 and migrated to the USA at the age of sixteen to work with his uncle, who was a cotton trader in New York City (Schröder,, online). By 1911, he had amassed such a fortune that he was able to embark on an astounding series of voyages; the lands he explored may well have been known to the West - indeed, were European colonies - but how many could claim to have been to both Lake Tana and Phnom Penh? Several books, all published between 1923 and his death in London eight years later, stand as the record of an intrepid career in which Norden always sailed out alone and relied solely on local guides he would encounter at his destination. By 1922. he was already held in sufficient esteem in academic circles to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In a 1927 photograph he is seen standing next to Albert Einstein, Max Planck and other members of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. The present work is the fruit of the the author's immersion in Persian culture Chapters are overlaid with passages demonstrating an impressive knowledge of Iranian history and its Shi'ite faith; in refreshing contrast to the tenor of his contemporaries, one can detect the broad liberal sympathies informing a generally ethnographic style. A fine addition to any collection, especially those with a particular focus on the Middle East, and exceedingly uncommon in this condition with the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Internationale Zeitschrift "Die Böttcherstraße". - [14 Ausgaben].

      Angelsachsen-Verlag, Bremen; etc 1928 - 1928-1930. 14 Bände, OKart., 36 x 25,5 cm. Vollständige Reihe vom Heft 1 des ersten Jahrgangs (Mai 1928) bis Heft 2 des zweiten Jahrgangs (Juli 1930). Mehr nicht erschienen. - Die Zeitschrift "Die Böttcherstraße" war "ein Unternehmen der publizistischen Rekorde und Auffälligkeiten, allein wegen seines exzentrischen Programms einer totalen Universalität, die rasch zu der hochfahrenden Selbstcharakteristik 'Weltzeitschrift' führte. Schon nach dem dritten Heft hatte man den gesamten für einen vollen Jahrgang vorgesehenen Etat verbraucht [.]. Die Zeitschrift, gedruckt auf wertvollem Papier, ist überreich getrüffelt mit Illustrationen, mit Faksimiles und Fotografien-Tafeln, Farbabbildungen und Klapptafeln auch auf Bütten und Pergamentpapier" (Estermann 2005, 446). - Vollständig mit allen in den Inhaltsverzeichnissen genannten Tafeln, Beilagen, Faksimiles, etc. (und einigen wenigen in den Inhaltsverzeichnissen nicht genannten Reklamebeilagen). - Die Umschläge berieben, die Rücken teils mit Rissen oder kleinen Ausbrüchen an Kopf und Fuß. Insgesamt etwas eselsohrig und etwas fleckig. Heft 1 (1928) stärker eselsohrig. Der Umschlag von Heft 2 (1928) mit dezenten Lackspuren. Der Umschlag von Heft 12 (1929) unten vorn mit kleiner Fehlstelle [ein zweites Exemplar mit intaktem Umschlag jedoch unvollständigem Inhalt liegt bei]. Der Umschlag von Heft 1 (1930) stark berieben und entlang des vorderen Umschlagfalzes mit langem Riss. Der Umschlag von Heft 2 (1930) mit unterlegtem Riss. Sonst ordentliche Exemplare von guter Substanz. [Die Böttcherstraße, Adama von Scheltema, Konrad Adenauer [sic], Aristide Briand, Max Brod, Karel Capek, G.K. Chesterton, Le Corbusier, Ernst Robert Curtius, Alfred Döblin, Hans Dominik, Arthur Conan Doyle, Georges Duhamel, Kasimir Edschmid, Ilja Ehrenburg, Gaudi, André Gide, Ivan Goll, Th. Th. Heine, Hermann Hesse, Bernhard Hoetger, Arno Holz, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, C.G. Jung, Klabund, Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin, Werner von Langsdorff, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Masereel, Maurice Maeterlink, Curzio Malaparte, Moholy-Nagy, Gerhard von Mutius, Emil Orlik, Friedrich Paulsen, Max Pechstein, Alfred Polgar, Hans Prinzhorn, Arthur Rimbaud, René Schickele, Arthur Schnitzler, Ernst Toller, Georg Trakl, Franz Werfel, Carl Zuckmayer, Stefan Zweig.] 5002 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Enorme collectie handschriften, typoscripten, drukproeven en krantenknipsels. 1928-1937.

      - * Gevarieerde verzameling poëzie en (beschouwend) proza van een van de belangrijkste figuren uit het interbellum, bestaande uit meer dan 750 bladen handschrift, ongeveer 150 bladen typoscript, een tiental drukproeven, een halve meter krantenknipsels, vijf perskaarten, een visitekaartje en een originele röntgenfoto van het gebit van Greshoff. In vier archiefdozen.De collectie omvat handschriften en typoscripten van (aanzetten tot) boekbesprekingen, memoire-achtige stukken over letterkundige vrienden (waaronder Bloem, Van Schendel, Vestdijk) en vijanden (Boutens), Franse literatuur (Duhamel, Léautaud, Rolland, Verlaine), schilderkunst (zijn vriend Joseph Kutter) en internationale reizen. Voorts vroege en soms zeer afwijkende versies van gedichten, benevens een aantal ongepubliceerde gedichten. Daarnaast een afwijkende drukproef van Rebuten, met een afgekeurde houtsnede van John Buckland Wright. Verder een omvangrijk, hoogstwaarschijnlijk ongepubliceerd fragment van Greshoffs nooit verschenen roman Tien Mei 1903. Bovendien met leesaantekeningen, namen en adressen, titellijstjes (‘De Taak der Pers’, ‘Bijbelkennis’ en ‘Tegen de Tweedehandsboeken’ (!)) en een potloodtekening. Vanaf 1927 woonden Greshoff en zijn vrouw aan de Boulevard Auguste Reyers 130 in Brussel. Greshoff had toen weliswaar een aantal publicaties op zijn naam staan, maar schreef toch om den brode voor Het Vaderland, Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, De Nieuwe Courant, Vrij Nederland, De Arnhemsche Courant, Groot Nederland, Den Gulden Winckel en Forum. In Afscheid van Europa (Den Haag/Rotterdam 1969) herinnert Greshoff zich over deze periode: ‘Ik schreef ook in de onmogelijkste publikaties over de onmogelijkste onderwerpen als herenmode (ik, een allesbehalve modieus man), over grammofoonplaten (met een angstwekkend geringe kennis van muziek) en over nog veel meer waar ik geen verstand van had en nu na verloop van tijd nog minder van weet.’ Daarnaast verscheen in deze periode van zijn hand een aantal (verzamel)bundels poëzie.Behalve de curieuze röntgenfoto van Greshoffs gebit anno 1937 omvat deze collectie de handschriften van een aantal noemenswaardige teksten: een tegen Boutens gekant artikel (‘Macédoine d’Esprits’) voor Groot Nederland, met de beginzin ‘Dr. P.C. Boutens is verblind door de glans welke van de kleine Goebbels afstraalt.’; aanzetten, vroege versies en fragmenten van wat uiteindelijk de afdeling ‘V Arthur van Schendel’ zou worden in Greshoffs VW deel V; een zonderling interview met zichzelf, doorspekt met autobiografische herinneringen, dat begint met ‘Ik heb Greshoff, die op een der Brusselsche buitenboulevards een klein, vriendelijk bovenhuis bewoont, voor dit onderhoud in verschillende café’s ontmoet. Waar zou men de schrijver van "Dichters in het koffijhuis" trouwens beter ontmoeten kunnen?’; een leuke tekst over Vestdijks boekerij; en een ongepubliceerd cynisch gedicht uit 1928 waarin Bloem en Van Nijlen figureren, terwijl Achilles Mussche, die in 1927 debuteerde, enorm op de hak wordt genomen. Uitvoerig prospectus (6 p.) op aanvraag.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        Paracas: A Contribution to the study of pre-Incaic textiles in ancient Peru

      Libreria Hispano-Americana, Paris, 1928, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good; 9 x 12 Hardback in Very Good conditionIllustrated by 2 color plates 38 black and white, map; Beautiful period binding in red half-leather and red marbled boards and end papers with gilt decorated spine. A handsome binding on this well printed, important and scarce contribution to the study of Pre-Incaic textiles in ancient Peru. Some foxing to half title page. Tissue guards are present. English text. [CSROT 5005].; 1.5; 70 pp.

      [Bookseller: RugBooks]
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      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1928. Translated by E. W. Dickes. Folio. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Edges and endpapers lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the ragged and partially defective dust jacket. First edition in English, first impression of the first biography of Lenin. First published the preceding year in Germany under the title Lenin: 30 Jahre Russland. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Realms of Being, three volumes [The Realm of Essence, The Realm of Matter, The Realm of Truth]

      London: Constable 1928 - Published in 1928/1930/1937. All bindings tight; pages clean. "Realm of Essence" shows a couple of stains to boards; "Realm of Matter" is a bit battered, particularly to front board, with some light staining; "Realm of Truth" is close to NF. Each volume is signed by Santayana on title page; in "Realm of Essence" he also writes, "Rome." Startlingly uncommon in either individual volumes or sets (he went on to write a fourth volume), and genuinely scarce signed. 183/209/142 pages. Please e-mail me about a possible discount! ***Reluctantly downsizing my personal library in preparation for move from suburban house to Manhattan apartment. Happy to take and e-mail additional (and better) photos upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Washington Square Autographed Books]
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