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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Seventeenth Printing, December, 1928, published by Grosset & Dunlap in arrangement with Albert and Charles Boni. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half title page. The book, in original grey cloth with illustrated endpages and Amy Drevenstedt illustrations, is Near Fine, separation of page block at head of spine. In a Very Good dust jacket, small chips at head and heel of spine and light rubbing. First Edition was published a year earlier in November, 1927. Pulitzer Prize winner in 1928, and filmed in 1929, 1944, and 2004.. SIGNED. 17th Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Amy Drevenstedt.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Iskusstvo 1928 Kniga 1-2, 3-4

      Gosudarstevnnaia Akademiia Khudozhestvennykh Nauk, 1928 - Two volumes, complete pubication for year. Quarto, wrappers, 176, 240pp. Unattributed cover design. Fourth and final year of "ART," an occasional arts and literary yearbook published sporadically from 1923 to 1928, in an edition of 1000 copies. In earlier years it was a fairly academic, conservative review/symposium but in 1928 there were a host of avant-garde contributors reviewing theater, poetry, visual and musical arts by leading intellectuals and artists including Lunacharsky, Efros, and Marc Chagall who wrote an obituary for Iakov Tugendhold's passing that year. Illustrated with rare images of Soviet stage designs, costumes, photocollage, exhibition photos, painting and sculpture, all experimental and modernist. Worldcat indicates 4 actual (not digital) holdings in North America. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Primer romancero gitano 1924-1927.

      Revista de Occidente, 1928, Madrid. 1ª edición. - 16x10. Encuadernación nueva en 1/2 piel con nervios y tejuelo. 149 pgs. No conserva cubierta anterior, pero sí la posterior. Mínima picadura de polilla en borde de página de respeto. Ejemplar sin guillotinar. M8745

      [Bookseller: Librería y Editorial Renacimiento, S.A.]
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        The Giant Horse of OZ

      , 1928 Popular Thompson book in the OZ series.

      [Bookseller: Early Map Source, LLC]
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        Christmas Tree

      [New York: American Book Bindery, 1928. First edition, first separate printing of "little tree". Silver foil page facing title-page. Printed in green and orange. 12mo. Original half red cloth and paper-covered boards with printed silver label on front cover. Covers rubbed and faded, ffep starting, rear joint cracked, rfep detached. Inscribed to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial A separate publication of the poem "little tree" from XLI Poems, printed by the American Book Bindery for use as a Christmas gift. This copy inscribed on the first blank to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial, "Happy New Year! To S H W from EEC." Watson, who owned the avant-garde journal The Dial with Scofield Thayer, was an early champion and publisher of Cummings.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Card Players

      San Francisco, ca. 1960s. Oil on board. 18 x 24 inches. John Payne (1928-2000) was represented by San Francisco's Maxwell Galleries in the 1950s.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele'. Pp. 295-320 in: Mathematische Annalen 100 [C].

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. - Entire Vol. 100 offered. Contemporary cloth. Ink stamp on title page. Corners of covers a bit worn. Else Very Good. If you need an offprint of the paper, it's going to cost you over $20,000. 'John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of 'strategy' in a paper on games of chance ([1928]: 295-320). This contained the proof of his 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff'.' (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473, under the 1944 monograph co-authored with Morgenstern). 'Our considerations will lead to the application of the mathematical theory of 'games of strategy' developed by one of us in several successive stages in 1928 and 1940-1951. The first phases of this work were published: J. von Neumann, 'Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele,' . . . The subsequent completion of the theory, as well as the more detailed elaboration of the considerations of loc. cit. above, are published here for the first time.' (Von Neumann & Morgenstern: The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 1944, p.1). Von Neumann's 1928 paper 'contained a long and difficult existence proof for the equilibrium of the two- person, discrete game. . . . Twenty-five years later, George B. Dantzig showed how linear programming provides a constructive proof for finding the solution to any two-person matrix game.' (Gass & Assad: Annotated Timeline of Operations Research, p.36). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        Hunting, Hawking, Shooting Illustrated in a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints and Drawings Collected by C.F.G.R. Schwerdt

      London: Privately Printed for the Author by Waterlow & Sons Ltd., 1928-37. First edition, 4 vols., 4to, xxiv, 324; xvi, 359, [1]; [12], 256; xx, 260pp., number 11 of an edition of 300 sets signed, THIS BEING ONE OF THE 50 SETS IN THE DE-LUXE BINDING, coloured frontispieces in each volume (1 double-page), 382 plates (137 in colour), of bindings, title-pages, plates reproductions, etc., gilt patterned endpapers, original tan polished morocco gilt by Kelly & Sons, a couple of minor bumps and some light scuffing, raised bands, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, a nice set. A sumptuous production and a worthy monument to what was undoubtedly the finest collection of sporting books in the world, prior to its dispersal at auction 1939-46. Full collations are given for all works, even for such titles as 'The Sporting Magazine' and 'Annals of Sporting.' The Podeschi Mellon catalogue refers to it as a classic example of the sumptuous, old-style, privately produced bibliographical catalogue. Its anachronistic luxury is balanced by its practical bibliographical content, which is of high quality. Provenance: Herman Marx bookplate; Hugh Selbourne. Besterman, 5881; Howard-Hill I, 2197; Wells, 6826; Breslauer & Folter, 105.

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        The Tower

      London Macmillan & Co Ltd 1928. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. Endpapers very lightly browned. Tear to upper edge of wrapper First Edition Green and gilt decorated hardback cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 110pp +2pp ads. Gilt decorated cover after a design by Sturge Moore. (Wade 158).

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        The Miller's Tale. Original Wood Engraving.

      Golden Cockerel Press 1928 - No. 2 of only 10. From THE CANTERBURY TALES. Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. First edition. In a black frame with gilt beading. Signed by Gill in pencil. [Skelton, ERIC GILL The Engravings, P542] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Chicago Rare Book Center]
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        [Autograph Letter, Signed "Pio Baroja"]

      Hotel Oriente, Barcelona. 25 March [no year, but likely prior to 1928].. Three and one-half pages, in ink, on rectos and versos of two octavo sheets of Hotel Oriente stationary. Horizontal folds, with clean short breaks at edges of folds (with one tissue repair at one edge), but good to very good. A very good letter, in his native Spanish, to his distinguished friend, "Sr. Don T. Moreno- Lasalle"(?). He comments about efforts by parties to get him to come to the US to give lectures, and about his fruitless attempts to learn English. He notes the possibility that his novel, EL ÁRBOL DE LA CIENCIA (1911), will be translated into English, and comments on the wearisome intricacies of the business details attending publication of his work. He comments as well about the spiritual value and evolutionary aspects of his work as a writer. Baroja (1872 - 1956) was among the first tier of Spanish novelists of his generation, and his work was greatly admired by Hemingway (upon whom he had considerable stylistic influence), Dos Passos, and others. Knopf published THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE in an English translation by Aubrey F.G. Bell in 1928, thus providing a potential "no later than" date for this letter.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Nativity with Beasts and Shepherds (Dum Medium Silentium Tenerent Omnia)

      1928. one leaf. 10.25 x 8 inches. One small crease to upper corner, otherwise fine. Considered by T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden to be one of the early twentieth century's significant poets, Jones was also a painter and an engraver. This nativity scene, made around the time Jones joined the Society of Wood Engravers, is from a small edition of about 20 given to the artist's friends.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      - Paris, G. Govone éditeur, 1928. In-4 (28x34) demi-maroquin vert, dos à nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, (338pp+index+suite). Exceptionnel ouvrage, tiré à 353 exemplaires, celui-ci sur Hollande, comportant 33 illustrations couleurs de MARIETTE LYDIS, un portrait de Baudelaire par lui-même et un fac-similé de manuscrit. Notre exemplaire est enrichi de LA SUITE DE 10 BURINS ET UN PORTRAIT DE DENIS VOLX; cette suite fut éditée en 1918 à 400 exemplaires par Rouam; l'illustrateur souhaitait donner "la traduction fidèle, l'expression saisissante du chef-d'oeuvre "; ces gravures étaient destinées à venir compléter toutes les éditions existantes ou à venir des Fleurs du Mal, quel que soit le format, pour ce faire de grandes marges ont été prévues; (Monod, 1089; 1073). M. Lydis était artiste peintre et illustratrice et collabora à de nombreux ouvrages; on a pu parfois lui reprocher une certaine uniformité notamment dans ses visages; cet ouvrage qui se place assez tôt dans son oeuvre séduit au contraire par la qualité et la vivacité de son trait; probablement l'une de ses meilleures productions. La réunion du livre et de cette suite est très rare. Dos un peu insolé et plus sombre, sinon l'ensemble est en parfait état et bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Women

      New York:: J.H. Sears & Company, Inc. ,, [1928].. First Thus. Cloth. Fine in Near Fine DJ. A Scarce Two Volume Set in the Original Slipcase. Former owner's penciled signature dated Christmas 1928 on prelim. of both volumes. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jackets in a Very Good Slip case. Small chips to lower corners and foot of jacket spines otherwise Fine. Slip Case is worn at edges. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches). Light aqua textured cloth with teal lettering to front and spine. Top edge toned indigo. Illustrated end papers mirror dust jacket design. Volume I: 1-244 pp. Illustrated title page. Volume II: 245-489 pp. Illustrated title page. Printed by Kingsport Press, Kingsport, Tenn. An enchanting presentation of a most beloved classic. The March girls dressed in their period finery are sweetly illustrated on the jacket and end papers in subtle tones of cocoa and orange by Eva Noe. During the Twenties Ms. Noe illustrated children's classics -A Child's Garden of Verses, Treasure Island and Hans Brinker- for the J.H. Sears & Company, and designed a series of bookplates. Otherwise her work is scarce. Joseph H. Sears founded his own publishing company in New York in 1922. The firm was reincorporated as Sears Publishing Company in 1929. In 1934 Sears Publishing Company was purchased by Dodd, Mead and Company. (

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        The Tower

      London: Macmillan & Co Ltd. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. Endpapers very lightly browned. Tear to upper edge of wrapper. 1928. First Edition. Green and gilt decorated hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 110pp +2pp ads. Gilt decorated cover after a design by Sturge Moore. (Wade 158). .

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        Essays in Satire

      London: Sheed and Ward,, 1928. Octavo. Original grey cloth over bevelled boards, red morocco label, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Neat presentation inscription on front free endpaper, spine sunned otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited to 250 copies numbered and signed by the author. A collection of pieces that had appeared in various periodicals, but with a new Preface and lengthy Introduction, including an essay about Knox's beloved Trollope ("A Ramble in Barsetshire"), his "proving" that Queen Victoria wrote In Memoriam ("The Authorship of "In Memoriam") and particularly "Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes", mentioned by Eric Quayle in The Collector's Book of Detective Fiction, who also describes Essays in Satire as displaying "Father Knox's erudite virtuosity... to the full".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Zeitung. Ein System der Zeitungskunde (Journalistik),

      Mannheim / Berlin / Leipzig Bensheimer Verlag, 1928 - Vollständige Ausgabe in vier Bänden, aufwendig privat gebunden in Halbleder OHLdr / HLdr 8vo im Format cm) mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung und Kopffarbschnitt: gediegene Handeinbände der Zeit aus den Jahren 1928-1930: XX,1031, 620, 485, 582 Seiten, braunes Maroquin mit vier unechten Bünden, Lederecken und Gewebe-Innenfälzen, rote Leder-Rückenschilder mit Goldprägung mittels Handvergoldung, handgestochene Kopfbänder). - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung, Luxusausgabe, Standardwerk in einem sehr schönen Exemplar. Mit einem umfangreichen Literaturverzeichnis zur Zeitungswissenschaft sowie einem Vorwort des Verfassers. - "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). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. 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, Dienerstrasse 14. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Junge mit dunklen Strümpfen auf einem Podest sitzend. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt.

      1928 - Bildmaße: 64 x 49 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 75 x 57 cm ). Rechts oben mit *D. Goldschmidt, 1928* signiert und datiert. Öl auf Leinwand. Das Bild etwas fleckig und mit einer stecknadelkopfgroßen Druckstelle, der Rahmen bestoßen. >>> Goldschmidt. David Jacob *1896 Hamburg - 1981 Lugano, Sohn des Privatbankiers Jacob Goldschmidt der Vorsitzender der rabbinischen Lehranstalt *Jeschiwa* in Hamburg war. Mitglied der Hamburgischen Künstlerschaft, dort Ausschluß 1933 wegen jüdischer Abstammung. 1936 Emigration in die Schweiz unter Zurücklassung seiner eigenen Werke und der bedeutenden Kunstsammlung deutscher Expressionisten. / Literatur: Rump *Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs.*, Seite 147 <<<. - sehr selten - Vorkriegsbilder von Goldschmidt im streng neusachlichen Stil sind praktisch unauffindbar. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand - hier nur Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Please notice: Shipment only possible without the frame ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vibrations Reminiscences

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Georges Petit, 1928 Paris: l'Imprimerie Georges Petit, 1921 (May 31st). First and numbered edition. Signed by Ripa de Roveredo, # 69 of 100 copies. Preface by Camille Mauclair. Oblong folio; sketch prints on Japon Nacre, loose in chemise and slipcase as issued. Tissue guards at sketches intact, though a few are creased. Near fine and fine sketch prints in a very good plus to near fine chemise and very good slipcase. Remarkably preserved from 1928, with a handsome and decorative aspect to the containing chemise, this is a collection of intense, almost tactile prints after stark - yet moving and wistful - face & head line-drawing sketches by the singular French female artist, Yvonne Ripa de Roveredo. A true rarity. LBB-G

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        BIBLIA/ Det er den gantske Hellige Scrifft, vdsæt paa Danske. Prentit i Kiøbenhaffn, af Ludowich Dietz 1550. Facsimile-Udgave af den første danske Bibel 1550.

      Udgivet af Det danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab. Kbhvn. 1928. Titel trykt i rødt og sort. Fol. Smukt orig. helskind af ufarvet niger med blindtrykt dekoration og spænder i 16. årh. stil.. Helt rent og pænt eksemplar af den smukke facsimileudgave af Christian III's bibel, den første helbibel på dansk. Facsimile edition of the first Danish folio Bible

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        A Study of Chinese Alchemy

      Shanghai: The Commercial Press, Limited,, 1928. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. Small puncture to cloth on spine, some wear to extremities, boards slightly "dished". First edition of this uncommon study and still one of the few full book length treatises in English on the subject.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Bon Vivant's Companion or How to Mix Drinks

      ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK 1928 - pages yellowing, foxing on cover, protective mylar cover around DJ, previous owners signiture on front end paper DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: 169 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shires and Provinces by "Sabretache" [and:] More Shires and Provinces by "Sabretache"

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited, 1928. First editions. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards. Frontispiece and 15 additional full-page mounted color plates in each volume. Printed tissue guards. Two color decorated initial letters at chapter heads, illustrations in text. 2 vols. Folio. Original green cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine a bit dull, slight shelf wear. Near fine. Bookplate of noted sporting collector John M. Schiff in vol. I, with his signature "John M. Schiff / Xmas 1926". Lionel Edwards&#39; Masterpiece A beautiful, monumental work, one of the classics of modern sporting books, its crowning glory being the superb Lionel Edwards color plates. These volumes are his masterpiece and among the greatest depictions of English hunting scenes of this, or any other, century.&#11;&#11;&#11;&#11;With a notable provenance: John M. Schiff, Yale class of 1925, was an avid horseman, fox hunter, and polo player; he raised thoroughbred horses in Kentucky and Florida, and owned a racing stable at Belmont Park. Like his father, Mortimer L. Schiff, he was a dedicated book collector.

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        Chinese Tomb Figures. A Study in the Beliefs and Folklore of Ancient China. With a Foreword by W. Perceval Yetts.

      London, Edward Goldston (Printed in Germany), 1928.. 4°, Leinen. 33,5 x 26 cm, XII, 105 Seiten + 115 einseitig bedruckte Tafeln. Ganzleineneinband mit vergold. Buchtitel auf V-Deckel u. Rücken. Gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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      [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.* 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.

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        Typed Letter, signed, as Secretary of Commerce, to Walter Russell, sculptor and painter, and President of the Society of Arts and Sciences, declining an invitation to a dinner in honor of THOMAS EDISON

      Washington, D.C., 1928. One page, on official stationery. Fine. In blue morocco-backed clam shell box. Hoover on Edison Hoover writes "It is impossible to measure the services to the world which this man has rendered and no citizen can hesitate at any opportunity to exhibit the gratefulness which animates us all. "However I personally cannot be on hand as my official duties are assuming such proportions that it makes it practically impossible for me to absent myself from Washington.".

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        Les fleurs du mal. Illustre par Mariette Lydis.

      Paris, G. Govone, 1928,. gr. in-4°, 350 p., orne d'un frontispice-portrait de Baudelaire par lui-meme et d'un manuscrit reproduits en fac-simile + 350 p. non coupees + 33 planches de lithographies rehaussees a l'aquarelle et signees au crayon sur la planche (en feuilles reparties dans 11 couvertures), tirage limite a 353 exemplaires. dans couverture en demi-toile et beau papier dominote, etui du meme style, qqs charnieres partiel. fendues.. Un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon Imperial (n° XXV). L'illustration a ete tiree a part et se trouve separement. "Mariette Lydis dut sa notoriete surtout a des estampes en couleurs et a ses illustrations. Graveur a la pointe delicate, curieusement proche de celle du Japonais Foujita, avec, en outre, un rien de morbidesse, elle a reussi de delicats accords de tons, ou plutot de nuances. Elle a illustre de nombreux ouvrages, entre autres: Les Fleurs du Mal (etc.)" (Benezit VII/31). "Ensemble recherche et cote. Une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste." (Carteret IV/63).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Mittsu no takara [trans.: Three Treasures]

      Finely colored title & 12 colored tipped-in plates by Ryuichi Oana. 1 p.l., 160 pp., one leaf of colophon. Small folio, orig. yellow cloth with pictorial medallions inset into each cover, orig. glassine wrapper & slipcase. Tokyo: Kaizosha, 1928. First edition, posthumously published, of this beautiful book, a collection of fairy tales, including the famous story "Kumo no ito" ["The Spider's Thread"]. Akutagawa (1892-1927), is today most famous for having written the story "In the Grove" which was the basis for the classic film Rashomon by Kurosawa. Fine copy of an example of luxurious Japanese bookmaking. .

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      Methuen & Co, 1928, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editiondeluxe binding. original green soft boards with gold gilt. an extremely well preserved book. the boards show minimal wear and the gilt is bright. gilt on page edges is bright the spine ends are slightly rubbed. the binding is excellent. the hinges at the rear show no wear at all. the front hinges have 2 tiny tears. the book has no inscriptions and is exceptionally clean internally. the top of the rear board is very slightly wavy. the silk book mark is present and attached. there are 2 repaired tears of a couple of cm affecting the frontis page and title page but these are barely noticeable. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 1ea.

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      Bobbs Merrill Company, INDIANAPOLIS 1928 - The author's most elusive book, in pale yellow boards stamped in black with patterned endpapers, and covered with the rare, gently worn jacket with original price of $2.00 on flap. The jacket has chip at top of spine (not affecting title or lettering) shallow nicking to extremities. Basis for the film starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young, and later filmed as "The Preacher's Wife" with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. RARE title, especially in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pure in Heart

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1928. Translated from the French. [Comprising the novel published in Paris under the title L'Equipage here rendered Pilot and Oberver and the three stories published in Paris under the title Les Coeurs Purs]. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed, minor foxing to contents; an excellent copy in the soiled jacket that has a few nicks to extremities. First edition in English, first impression. A collection of stories translated from the French, comprising the novel L'Equipage, first published in Paris in 1923 (here titled "Pilot and Observer"), and three stories first published in Paris in 1927, under the title Les Coeurs Purs. 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.

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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. Publisher's orange cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, dust jacket. 8 plates. Wear with just slight loss to the spine ends and corners, a lovely bright copy. 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 edition published in New York nine days earlier.

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        BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY, 41st ANNUAL REPORT, 1919-1924 Coiled Basketry in British Columbia

      Washington, D.C 1928 - Haeberlin, H.K., Teit, J.A., Roberts, H.H. 626 pages, 137 plates, 200 figures

      [Bookseller: Ethnographic Arts Publications]
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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA or the Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian and English

      The Nonesuch Press, London 1928 - No. 158 in a limited edition of 1475 copies on Van Gelder paper. Size 8.5"x12.5". Full gilt decorated orange vellum. sunned on spine and slightly bowed, with barely noticeable age toning to endpapers, otherwise a very good+ copy, tight clean and square. 42 beautiful Illustrations after drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Heavy item, extra shipping costs may apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Serendipity books]
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        Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First edition, with publisher's code "F-C" on the copyright page. With 100 illustrations from photographs taken by the author. [xii], 277 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Dark green cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial endsheets. Very good copy lacking the dust jacket. Spine slightly dull, minor foxing to text pages near plate leaves. Bookplate. Inscribed by the author on the back of the frontispiece. INSCRIBED TO ERNEST PFLUEGER Attractive copy of Grey's American angling work, boldly inscribed in purple ink to fellow sportsman Ernest A. Pflueger, owner of the celebrated American fishing reel and tackle company: "Altadena, Calif. Apr 20, 1929 To E. A. Pflueger, Great Sportman and Manufacturer, Zane Grey".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La Fermiere Nue. Illustrations de Carlegle.

      chez Martin Kaelin, Paris 1928 - One of 250 on velin d'Arches, from a total issue of 321; handsomely rebound in 3/4 navy blue morocco and marbled paper boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. Light browning opposite most of the illustrations, else fine. Illustrated with 29 compositions reproduced in color after pen and watercolor drawings by Carl Egli, called Carlegle, which accompany the text of 14 rustic poems of seduction country style. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1928 Through December 1928

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1928 - Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Hundred Thousandth phone installed - lengthy article; Essentials of good maintenance; Statement of Development - number of phones per exchange in the province; B.C. Telephone Company takes over East Kootenay System; Prompt service aids with Sidney fire; The office boys dream; Telephone assists in Vancouver Stock Exchange (VSE) Rush - great photo; Automatic phone system installed at Hammond; Keeping the electrons on the proper path; Photo of J.P.D. Malkin takes part in first Vancouver-London phone call; Shell Oil operator; Health Tips; Greater Vancouver can now talk to the European continent; Cable damaged by anchor; Radio interference putting music on phone lines; Production of phone directories - 4 pages with photos; Laying cable through Stanley Park; Direct Route to West Vancouver completed - 5 pages of interesting text and photos; Langley Prairie phone service restored during the fire - article with photos; Phone given as wedding gift in Vancouver; F.C. Paterson; Vancouver Power House Fire; Mr. George H. Halse becomes Chairman of the Board; Close-up photos of splicing job; Transatlantic phone service still expanding; photo of horse-drawn 'drop wagon'; Photo on Cordova St. after fire 42 years ago; There's more to installation work than just placing a telephone - 4 pages with photos and text; Good-bye to operating when Dan Cupid comes along; Sending news stories to Vancouver from California over phone wires; We are linked with 80% of the world's phones; photo of conduit laying on forty-first ave; The Monophone - advertisement; B.C. Tel. acquires government lines in the Interior; New trans-atlantic long distance mark; Photo montage of vehicles used by the Plant Department; B.C. Box Factory Fire; Baby causes problem by teething on phone cord; Chilliwack phone system now affiliated with us; Regular fire drills; Photo of Premier Tolmie participating in first call from Vancouver to Calgary - with detailed related story; The longest circuit in the system of the B.C. Telephone Company; A new radiotelephone company will be organized; New Fraser River Cable serves South Westminster Subscribers; Eleven european countries with telephone reach of Vancouver; Now installing a new type of telephone typewriter; New faster system for handling telegrams; Benefits of new telephone ownership are evident in 500-mile circle; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Significant wear to backstrip with some chips missing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sump'n Like Wings and A Lantern to See By: Two Oklahoma Plays

      New York: Samuel French. 1928. First. First edition. Fine in a good dustwrapper with some small chips on the spine. Inscribed by the author: "For Paul -- Dear George -- Lynn. Roswell Feb. 16, 1936." Part Cherokee, Riggs was the first Native-American dramatist, and his play Green Grow the Lilacs was adapted into the musical play and later film Oklahoma. Very uncommon in jacket. .

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      New York: done for The Derrydale Press, 1928. Engraved portrait, proof before letters, uncolored state. 1 vols. 14-1/2 x 11 inches. Fine condition. From the collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, proprietor of The Derrydale Press. In quarter red morocco slipcase and chemise. A rare uncolored proof before letters, printed on heavy wove paper, of Ross's portrait of Joseph B. Thomas, M.F.H. When used as the frontispiece in the Deluxe edition of Thomas's Hounds and Hunting Through the Ages, it was printed on thin, laid paper, with Thomas's name engraved underneath; we have not seen a proof before letters before. WITH A WARM INSCRIPTION BY THOMAS TO EUGENE V. CONNETT, III: "To Eugene V. Connett / En souvenir of many sunny hours of work together without a single storm / Joseph B. Thomas". A RARE DERRYDALE WORK, OF MATCHLESS ASSOCIATION.

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

      Jonathan Cape 1928 - London: Jonathan Cape, 1928. Sixth edition. Presentation copy, Inscribed on front free Endpaper: &#145;James Joyce Nice 1 . X . 932.&#146; Label of Shakespeare & Co., pasted to rear pastedown. Original printed dust jacket, black cloth, gilt title on spine and publisher's devise blind stamped to centre of lower board. Two closed tears, repaired to lower cover of jacket, minor creasing to head & tail of spine, but overall a near fine copy. Dust jacket with blurb by H.G. Wells. A rare presentation copy of 'A Portrait' in lovely condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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