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        Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy

      New York: [The Derrydale Press], 1928 - A fine, large rendering, very much reduced in the Derrydale Press and Winward House editions of Barber's classic book. It shows "a Stevens Widgeon.In this decoy the painting is original and still shows the work of a 'graining comb' on the back". The watercolor execution is meticulous. Inscribed verso: "Amer. Widgeon (Baldpate) / No detailed history - just used in Currituck Sound (North Carolina) / the Currituck Club. / Reproduced through the Courtesy of H.F. Stone Esq. of New York, 1928. / Note-- Undoubtedly a machine made decoy of the Eighties - a product of some early northern factory (possibly a Stevens - Weedsport) / Joel." A UNIQUE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE DERRYDALE DUCK RENDERING Image 11-1/2 x 18-3/4 inches, framed to 16 x 22-1/2 inches overall. Signed in lower right "Joel D. Barber / New York 1928". An illustration to Barber's Wild Fowl Decoys (plate 60). Fine condition. Provenance: From the private collection of Eugene V. Connett III. Siegel 85 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        CARMEN. Revista Chica de Poesía Española. 6 - 7. [junto con] LOLA, Amiga y Suplemento de Carmen 6 - 7.

      Aldus, Santander 1928 - 18x25.3. 32pp. Camisas originales. Contribuciones de Rafael Alberti, Jorge, Guillén, Juan Larrea, Gerardo Diego, Luis Alvarez Piñar, Altolaguirre, Max Aub, Quiroga Pla, etc. Impecable. El suplemento Lola ofrece la 'Tontología' de Diego - una antología de los "resbalones de los poetas capaces de escribir versos buenos", con malas poesías de cada uno de los del 27, más los Machado y Juan Ramón. Este es el último número de la gran revista de Gerardo Diego. Rara. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        The Concise Standard Dictionary.

      Funk & Wagnalls Compamy, New York and London 1928 - A MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF GREEN JADE INLAID ON THE FRONT COVER. (2.5" X 3.0") Full crushed blue morocco. Extensive git tooled decoration to both covers. Two raised gilt decorated bands to the spine. Three panels with gilt decoration. All pages edges in gilt. Elaborately gilt designed dentelles. Beige silk moire pastedowns and endpapers. 780 pictorial illustrations. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BOOK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gothic & Renaissance Bookbindings.

      - Exemplified and Illustrated from the Author’s Collection. Plates (some in color; see below). Two vols. Large 4to, orig. cloth (lower hinge of Vol. II a little cracked), spines lettered in gilt. London: E. Benn, 1928. First edition, the deluxe issue limited to only 50 numbered sets, with an additional 50 mounted photographic plates not included in the trade issue. This set belonged to Major J.R. Abbey, one of the three or four greatest collectors of bindings of the 20th century, and contains his extensive notes throughout the volumes, consisting of dated inventory numbers of bindings described in this catalogue and purchased by him from Goldschmidt or at auction, comparable items from other dealers, contemporary auction results, cross-references to J.B. Oldham’s works on early English bookbindings, etc., etc. Our set contains much unique information which details the formation of Abbey’s early binding collection and bookbinding history. Tipped-in is a letter (one page, 12mo) from Oldham to Abbey, dated 23 May 1958, concerned with bookbinding matters. With Major Abbey’s bookplate in each volume and accession note on the rear paste-down endpaper of Vol. I. From the library of Eric H.L. Sexton, the noted collector of incunabula. ? Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, pp. 27-28–"Goldschmidt (1887-1954), [was] Viennese by birth, Dutch by nationality and Londoner by choice, private scholar and collector turned bookseller. His Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings. is a work of immense learning which has had a lasting influence on binding studies. He refined and expanded Weale’s and Gottlieb’s principles and methods." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Death in Venice

      London: Martin Secker,, 1928. Translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate. Boards mottled, small spots and tanning to ends of spine, spotting to edges of the contents, which are lightly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with two small chips from the lower panel, a few tiny marks, and professional repairs to the verso. First UK edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. Originally published in Germany in 1912.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Death In Venice. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter

      London: Martin Secker, 1928., 1928. First UK Edition thus. 8vo.; pp.271. Publisher's faded green cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper, heavily sunned to spine. In a good example of the scarce dustwrapper, darkened to spine with some marginal chipping and loss to spine ends and corners with what appears to be some waterstaining to the spine area. Perhaps not the best copy we've seen of this scarce and highly impressive novel, but nevertheless an acceptable copy that shows rather better than it sounds. The Nobel-Prize winning author's famous novella, basis for Luchino Visconti's 1971 Oscar-nominated movie starring Dirk Bogarde.

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        Zwei Festreden

      Leipzig: Verlag von Philip Reclam, jun, [1928]. First edition. 12mo. . Biscuit boards, red printed labels. Some slight soiling, spine ends worn. Very good . Two celebratory lectures, the first given in L¸beck in 1926, on the seven hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Hanseatic city; and the second in Leipzig November 1928, on the hundredth anniversary of the publishing firm of Philip Reclam. Inscribed on the half title by the author in January 1929, the year in which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

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      Paris Le Librairie de France 1928 - Limited edition, number 22 of 100. Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photographs of the art and antiquities of Asian cultures. Folio, superb Art Deco binding by Paul Bonet with the original paper wraps bound in. Richly grained black morocco with the spine in Deco design incorporating finely gilt tooled multi-coloured onlays, designed titling gilt surrounded by a spray of gold, the covers with large central panel in pedestal design, surrounded by gold lines and tools, and with multi-coloured onlays tooled in gold. Gold and black marbled endpapers, t. e.g., others uncut. Housed in a black morocco backed chemise over marbled boards with black morocco edges. 432, plates A very fine copy. RARE BONET BINDING ON AN ESPECIALLY INTERESTING AND WELL ILLUSTRATED TEXT. A superb example of an Art Deco custom binding design by Paul Bonet. Bonet first rose to prominence at the auction of the library of a renowned Parisian book collector in 1930. The sale included 52 bindings of the relatively unknown designer Bonet. Book connoisseurs realized that a new genius had arisen. Born in 1889, Bonet began to bind books as a hobby in 1920. Five years later examples of his designs were included in the exposition L’Arte Du Livre Francais and again later in the year at the Salon d’Automne. Unlike other designers, Bonet left the construction of his bindings to skilled artisans, of whom he demanded the highest standards. His early designs between 1925-1929 were in a thoroughly modern style executed in a strictly traditional manner with blind and gold tooled fillets and inlays of leather. Later he would begin to incorporate less traditional materials like metals and woods. By 1931 Bonet was firmly established as a respected leader in the world of French binding design. Bonet and his patrons were very particular about the books they chose to bind. This limited edition was no doubt chosen for the beauty of it’s illustrations and the exotic subject matter. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Peking - Das Gesicht Der Stadte

      Albertus-Verlag, Berlin, Germany 1928 - xx, [2], 200 pp. From the "Das Gesicht Der Stadte" series edited by C.O. Justh. Foreword in German. Two-hundred full-page sepia-tone reproductions of photos accompanied by brief captions in English, German, French and Spanish. Subjects include architecture, religion, common scenes and the people. Attractive gilt lettering and decoration upon deep azure cloth-covered front board. Large gilt letters upon backstrip partly rubbed. Contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Small recent bookstore label inside back board. Moderate external wear. A sound copy of this exquisite trip back to Beijing in the 1920s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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., april 3, 1928 - 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." One page, on official stationery. Fine. In blue morocco-backed clam shell box

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        MAILLOL. Aristide Maillol. Lucien Maillol. Das Komitee Harry Graf Kessler, Rudolf Belling, Arno Breker, Kurt Edzard, Ernesto di Fiori, Hermann Haller, Moissey Kogan, Renee Sintenis. Ausstellungskatalog Galerie Alfred Flechtheim vom 29. November bis Weihnachten [24. Dezember].

      Berlin, Druck: Otto von Holten, 1928,. 15,8 x 12,2 cm, 32 Seiten, 16 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, 5 Abbildungen im Text, illustrierte Original-Broschur, leicht berieben, gutes Exemplar.. Dascher (Nimbus-Verlag), Seite 468. - Flechtheim-Bibliographie (Kat. Düsseldorf 1987) Seite 146. - Hinweis im Katalog: "Die Maillol-Ausstellung wird im Februar [1929] in der Galerie Giroux in Brüssel gezeigt." - 25 Ölgemälde sind von Lucien Maillol zu sehen; von Aristide Maillol Bronzen, Kleinbronzen, Stein-, Terrakotta-, Ton-, Holzarbeiten; weiter sind Ölgemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik ausgestellt. Ebenfalls 43 Holzschnitte für die Ecologen des Vergil der Cranach-Presse (mit einer ganzseitigen Anzeige zu dieser Veröffentlichung des Insel-Verlages).

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        ReD mesicnik pro moderni kulturu "Devetsil" Praha 1928 Cs. 2 Roc. 2 -rijen 1928

      Praha: Odeon, 1928 - 8° - 36pp (41-76) - B/w Photo-reproductions First issue of ReD International monthly periodical published by the Union of Modern Artists "Devetsil", with contributions by St. Neumann - Ph. Souplault - B. Vaclavek - A, Döblin - Le Corbusier - W. Gropius - J. Voskovec - J. Styrsky - El Lisickij - V. Bourgeois - Mart Stam - C. van Eesteren - J. Hora - K. Teige - Vl. Prochazka - Vl. J. Prusa - G.E. Monod Herzen. Text in Czech, French & German. Original wrappers. In very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ORLANDO. A Biography. Signed.

      Crosby Gaige, New York 1928 - Woolf, Virginia. ORLANDO. A Biography. Signed. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. A brilliant copy of the First edition. Limited to 800 copies [of a total run of 861] printed on pure rag paper & signed by Virginia Woolf at the colophon in purple ink. Elegant typography design by Frederic Warde. Preceding all other Trade editions. Publisher's attractive, elaborately gilt-decorated black cloth binding, patterned in gold on the spine in six unfaded panels, lettered in gold in the second panel. Most of the original unprinted glassine present. Custom 1/4 leather clamshell case with 5 raised bands. A fine, bright, superior example. Woolf's amazing fictitious history of four centuries of transgender "biography" about a mythical being named Orlando who starts life as an Elizabethan nobleman and transforms into a woman poet of vast social insight. Written for & inspired by Woolf's friend, & lover [possibly], Vita Sackville-West, to whom the book was dedicated. Considering her time, an extraordinarily courageous achievement in English letters & fantastic literature. Basis for the splendid Sally Potter 1993 film starring Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane et al. TBCL custom clamshell case in fine condition. Kirkpatrick A11a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carmen. Édition Ornée De Quinze Compositions En Couleurs Gravées à L'Eau-Forte et De Lettrines et Ornements Gravés Sur Bois Par André Lambert.

      L'Estampe Moderne, Paris 1928 - IX - 109 pp. 1 h. y 15 láminas. Todo en muy buen papel de hilo. Las láminas, aguafuertes originales, y la decoración del texto, maderas originales, están todos iluminados a mano a varias tintas. =Edición de un total de 500 ejs., el nuestro de la tirada de 425 ejs. en papel de hilo Arches ( nº121). =Encuadernación única a plena piel fileteada en oro, con una pintura original sobre pergamino sumada a la tapa superior. Lomera con nervios y florones. Guardas en pergamino enmarcadas en piel con florones dorados. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      The Bobbs-Merrill Co, IN 1928 - TITLE: BEGGARS CAN CHOOSE By MARGARET W. JACKSON 1928 FIRST rare EDITION AUTHOR: MARGARET W. JACKSON PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., IN 1928 EDITION: First Edition Stated CATEGORY: First Edition ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The book is without a dust jacket. The outside of book has a heavy used look about it (see photo), there are some fraying to the cloth on the spine edges, there are bumps to the board edges that have frayed the cloth. There appear to have been a book label pulled from the inside board. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 318 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition Stated. The Bobbs-Merrill Co., IN 1928. Poor/None dust jacket condition. Book has a heavy used look about it. Beggars Can Choose, by Margaret Weymouth Jackson. Author of Elizabeth's Tower. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, [1928.] 319p. Ernestine Briceland, daughter of a wealthy Chicago family, and Will Todd, artist for the Chicago Sun, meet after twelve years of separation, and the friendship that they had known as children quickly blossoms into love. Ernestine's parents disapprove of the union, wanting her to marry someone who can offer her security, but she perseveres in her love, and the Bricelands eventually accept her choice in a husband. Will thoroughly enjoys his work; Ernestine delights in the freedom and new horizons formerly inaccessible in the stately family home and the exclusive girl's school; and together they savor the pleasure of living, working, and planning their future. Through their efforts they reach a measure of affluency, but choose to sacrifice their savings and adjust their ambitions when more pressing needs arise. Set in Chicago during the 1920s, Beggars Can Choose challenges the concepts of social inbreeding in a charming warm-hearted novel which avoids the old clichés prevalent in the early love story, as it contrasts marriage for security with marriage for love. Book Review Digest,1928, p. 402-3. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! 13k-12k InvCode ZZD6 ViewFair Books : 003190 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Songs From Now We Are Six

      UK Methuen 1928 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 92 of only 100 copies.SIGNED by Milne(author),Shepard (illustrator) and Fraser-Simson(music composer) on the copyright page.In blue/grey boards with blue cloth spine,paper label to front cover.Boards are rubbed to edges and a little marked.Inside a lovely copy of a rare item [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Text taken from the Cambridge edition

      Robert Riviere and Son Ltd. London. 1928. 8vo. vi,155pp. (7.4 x 5.6 inches). Printed by Charles Whittingham and Griggs, Ltd, at Chiswick Press, London. Finely bound by Bayntun Riviere in the Cosway style. Full dark green crushed morocco, spine with raised bands, each one decorated with three gilt dots. Compartments lettered, double ruled and tooled in gilt. Front board with fine hand painted portrait of Shakespeare under glass panel. Portrait surrounded by decorative gilt design. Both boards with double gilt ruled borders. Rear board with corner gilt floral designs joined with gilt piping. Board edges decorated with gilt piping. Decorative floral corner pieces and quadruple ruled lines on inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Silk bookmark. Housed in a green cloth slip case. Aside from some minor and uniform fading on the spine this is a fine copy in a beautiful highly decorative binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Romance of Perfume.

      Richard Hudnut, 1928 - With Drawings by G.Barbier. First ed. 8vo. 46pp. 8 color plates. Original pictorial boards, very slightly worn. With 12pp of booklet. With slipcase and in the remainder of the original box with panels broken off. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The Life of Space, by Maurice Maeterlinck; Translated by Bernard Miall

      London, G. Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1928 - Uninked, impressed stamp of Amer. Museum Nat. History to the title-page top. Description: 171 p. Illus. 19 cm. Subjects: Fourth dimension. Dreams. Space and time. SIGNED by Maeterlinck ith a lengthy inscription in French to 'FLORENCE'. Finely bound in a dedicated designer full calf binding by Bennett (N. Y. ) with shooting star motifs in gilt to both panels and the spine compartments. An exceptional and unique example. Scans and additional detail on request. 1 Kg. 171 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Strange Interlude

      Boni & Liveright, New York 1928 - First edition, deluxe limited issue. Tall octavo. Full Japanese vellum with calf spine label gilt, in original slipcase. Boards foxed, as usual, else a near fine copy in worn, but sound, very good numbered slipcase, with evidence of neat, older repairs, the whole housed in a custom cloth chemise and quarter morocco and cloth slipcase. Of a limited edition of 775 copies Signed by O'Neill, this is copy number 20 of 25 copies reserved for the publisher and author, and is Inscribed by Horace Liveright to Ernest Boyd: "To my dear Ernest -- this very special copy is most affectionately dedicated by his admiring friend -- and with added admiration for a certain girl called Madeleine who is responsible for the gift -- and, before it's too late -- a happy birthday. Horace Liveright." Both Boyd and O'Neill were Irish-American writers, and co-editors of the short-lived literary journal *The American Spectator*. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, *Strange Interlude* included many innovative stage techniques such as stream-of-consciousness soliloquies and asides. The limited edition elaborately prints these interludes in blue ink, while the rest of the text is in black (the trade edition has all text in black). Basis for the 1932 Robert Z. Leonard-directed film featuring Norma Shearer and Clark Gable, as well as a 1988 television version directed by Herbert Wise and with a splendid cast headed by Kenneth Branagh. A superb association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Les Maîtres de la Vénerie.

      Nourry, Paris, 1928-34. - 195 X 290 mm. 10 volumes reliés demi-basane rouge, dos à nerfs avec le titre de la série poussé à chaud en continu sur les dos, tête rouge, couv. et dos cons., non rogné. Exemplaire très décoratif de cette belle réimpression des classiques français de la vénerie, tirée à 1050 ex. 1/1000 ex. sur alfa satiné (Thiébaud, 625). Comprend les titres suivants:@I. Le Livre de Chasse du Roy Modus. 1931. XXVIII-257 pp. 51 figures.@II. Phoebus (Gaston). Le Livre de la Chasse. 1931. XXI-257 pp. 87 figures.@III. Du Fouilloux. La Vénerie. 1828. LV-266 pp. 57 figures.@IV. Salnove. La Vénerie royale. 1929. XXVI-297 pp. 9 figures hors texte.@V. Le Verrier de la Conterie. L'Ecole de la Chasse aux chiens courant. 1930. IX-354 pp. Estampes et figures techniques.@VI. D'Yauville. Traité de Vénerie. 1929. 296 pp. 27 figures.@VII. Boirost de Lacour. Traité de l'Art de chasser avec le chien courant. 1929. X-183 pp. Illustrations de Carle Vernet.@VIII. Houdetot (Adolphe d'). La petite Vénerie ou la chasse au chien courant. 1930. VIII-280 pp. 40 dessins de V. Adam.@IX. Les plus belles Fanfares de Chasse. 1930. 186 pp. 2 planches, figures et 125 fanfares.@X. Thiébaud J. Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse, la vénerie et la fauconnerie. 1934. 1040 pp. Nombreux fac-similés. @Bel exemplaire malgré le dos légèrement passé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Roman de Miraut chien de chasse. Bois de Bathelemy.Collection Les beaux livres.

      Editions Mornay, Paris, 1928 - 363pages, maroquin bleu, auteur et titre dorés au dos, filet à froid sur les plats, cuir noir sur le coin inférieur et supéreur des plats, tranche supérieure dorée, couverture conservée, sous emboîtage avec bordure en maroquin bleu, reliure signée ?Jeanne Langrand 1930? en parfaite condition.Tirage sur papier de Rives, avec la suite des illustrations sur Japon, qui ne devrait pas figurer avec ce tirage, 349/878.

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        Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]

      Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, Berlin 1928 - First German edition of *The Sun Also Rises.* Translated by Annemarie Horschitz. Fine in fine pictorial dustwrapper. The title was changed (and the text censored) for the British edition, and the German publisher retained the English title. Hemingway's first book translated into German. A beautiful copy. Rare in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Géorgiques. Traduction de l'Abbé Delille, Paris, Société de Saint-Eloy, 1928.

      - 1 vol. in-4 plein maroquin ocre jaune. étui et chemise de protection en maroquin. Superbe Reliure art déco signée de GEORGES CRETTÉ. Contreplats avec bande de maroquin ocre avec triple filets d'encadrement dorés entourant une garde de tissu. Couverture et dos conservés. Tranches dorées. Belle édition illustrée de 49 eaux-fortes par les artistes de la Société de Saint Éloy, dont Bouroux, Chahine, Cheffer, Jouas, Polat, etc. Tirage limité à 125 exemplaires, celui-ci nominatif imprimé pour M. Givaudan enrichi de quelques dessins originaux. Suite sur Japon de 69 eaux-fortes en 1er ou second état avec ou remarques, signées sauf pour 3 et de 6 dessins originaux signés par G. Pierre, 2 menus illustrés un de Pierre et l'autre de Decaris, 2 dessins originaux de Chahine et un de Jouas en couleurs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed from 1928, regarding The Gangs of New York, newspaper work, and other topics

      N.p. 1928 - Typed letter signed by Herbert Asbury, on his personal coated stationery, with his New York City address. Significant content, including detailed mention of his non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York, as well as his newspaper work and injuries sustained during the war. The letter reads: "I am sorry not to have answered your letter before now, but I have been very sick for a long time, and even now am preparing to return to the hospital for another operation. I've had just one after another since the war, when I was unfortunate enough to command some machine guns along the Vesle, or Weasel, as the A.E.F. called it. (Paragraph) I am glad you liked my pieces on the gangs. The article the August Mercury was a chapter from my new book, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, which Knopf will publish March 30. If you run onto a copy of it your heart will be rejoiced about the Draft Riots, for I devote two chapters to them, in great and gory detail. It is probably the most thorough account of them ever written; certainly the longest. And what a lot of butchering it was. More than 2,000 were killed, and some 8,000 wounded, several hundred houses burned, eighteen Negroes hanged, and some fifteen regiments called into action before the trouble ended. (Paragraph) I am still on the Herald Tribune, but my books and magazine stuff have been going so well that I may soon quit and freelance, though that is a tough life for one who writes the sort of stuff I do. McIntosh is also with us, and doing well. (Paragraph) When I get stronger I hope to be able to write you in more detail. I may be in France next winter, late. Sincerely, Herbert Asbury." The Gangs of New York became the factual basis for Martin Scorsese's 2002 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. One leaf, folded twice, typed on the recto only, 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Matching envelope addressed (in type) to Mr. Paul Rockwell in Paris, with Asbury's address (written by hand in fountain pen) at the top left corner. Letter Near Fine, envelope Very Good, flap intact but jagged from a rough opening. A superb document regarding an important scholar of early New York City history, a contributor to Mencken's American Mercury, and about whom little biographical information is known. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Seaports of India and Ceylon - Historical and Descriptive, Commercial and Industrial, Facts, Figures, & Resources.

      W.H. & L. Collingridge, London. 1928 - First edition. Quarto. 498 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Folding map. Full green gilt pictorial cloth which simulates leather. All edges gilt. There are also some pages devoted to Burma, Rangoon in particular. An invaluable guide to the commercial aspects of all the major ports, with short company histories. Covers a little scuffed, a little rubbed at edges, and probably cleaned at some stage. Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper repaired at top edge and at tail of spine. Scarce, especially in the dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bon Vivant's Companion or How to Mix Drinks

      ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK & LONDON 1928 - tan decorated cloth binding, lightly rubbed cover and spine edges DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: SECOND ED 169 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bon Vivant's Companion, or How to Mix Drinks.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1928 - Edition limited to one hundred and sixty signed and numbered copies printed on Navarre rag paper. Cloth backed boards, edges uncut. Moderate edge wear, light soiling to endpapers and some of the pages. Edited and with an introduction by Herbert Asbury. A very good copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Editor [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Song for Simeon

      Faber & Gwyer, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Faber & Gwyer Ltd, 1928. First Edition. Signed by T. S. Eliot on the limitation page; One of 500 copies issued. In Near Fine condition. Boards show light soiling, edge wear and toning. Spine shows light wear at ends, small stain to middle. Pages show light toning, offsetting and light foxing. Offsetting from illustration at front. Light perfume odor to pages. Quite rare.

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        The English Grammar Made by Ben Jonson for the Benefit of All Strangers Out of His Observation of the English Language Now Spoken and in Use. With a prefatory note by Strickland Gibson.

      London: Printed and Published by the Lanston Monotype Corporation Ltd., 1928. - The text is from the original edition of 1640, with variant readings from the imperfect 1692 edition. 6 3/4" x 4." ." vi, [2], 93, [3] pp. Large fold-out plate showing "A Specimen of the Poliphilus and Blado Types," printed in black and red on laid paper Full reddish-brown polished morocco, single-rule border on both covers, spine ruled in blind with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins. Very slight fading to spine. A fine copy. With the bookplate of Eric Gill. Laid in is printed card stating: "With the Compliments of Mr. W.I. Burch Managing Director, The Lanston Monotype CorporationÉ" An old pencil notation on the front pastedown states, "Specially bound copy for Eric Gill." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signing of the Declaration of Independence [A masterpiece in original silk weaving taken from the John Trumbull painting]. [WITH,] THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. A DECLARATION BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GENERAL CONGRESS ASSEMBLED.

      Lyons and San Francisco Wullschleger & Co., Inc. and Taylor and Taylor 1928 and 1918 - The printing of the Declaration here offered with the silk rendering of the Trumbull painting of the signing, was printed by Taylor & Taylor in San Francisco in 1918. First issue of this rare woven silk rendering of John Trumbull’s famous painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A small number were issued and it is said that most were sent to U.S. Embassies around the world. A copy, framed and glazed, with trial samples was given to the Smithsonian Institution by Mr. Wullschleger and is noted in their report of 1956 (see below). First issue of the Taylor & Taylor printing of the Declaration of Independence. The silk rendering of the painting is 31 inches x 22 inches; the reproduced Declaration of Independence is 22 inches by 16.5 inches and is handsomely matted, the silk is handsomely presented within an antique wooden frame, glazed. The frame similar to the frame described by the Smithsonian Institution in 1956 when Arthur E. Wullschleger gifted his specimen of the weaving (and the loom it was produced on) to the Institution. A very fine copy of each item, beautifully preserved and very rare thus. RARE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST RENDERING INTO SILK, OF THE ICONIC PAINTING BY JOHN TRUMBULL OF THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OFFERED WITH A FINE PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION DONE BY TAYLOR & TAYLOR IN 1918. ‘This painting, since it’s presentation to the public within the rotunda of the US Capitol, has served as the most popular depiction of that great event in American history. The painting has appeared over the years in numerous printed renditions and was used as an engraving on the U.S. two-dollar bill. The silk rendering is a masteriece of platinum and black metallic silks from the looms of Wullschleger in Lyons, and was designed by A. Travard and woven by Mary Katherine Godard. Copies are housed in a number of collections around the world. Wullschleger was a Swiss emigrant resident of New York and a textile industry entrepreneur. He maintained offices in both New York City and in Lyons, France. He commissioned the creation of this superb Jacquard woven rendition of the original Trumbull painting to honour the firms years in business. And it would rquire the construction of a special building furnished with six Verol Jacquard pattern shedding mechanisms and a continuous three year work effort before completing the project in 1928. It is said, that at the time, patterns of the ‘Declaration’ would be produced as presentation gifts for friends and colleagues in the silk industry and to each American embassy around the world. An example is held by the Smithsonian Institution along with the actual loom that it was woven on.’ Surviving examples are presumed to be held in private or institutional collections, and the work is very rare in open marketplace. Concerning the copy in the Smithsonian Institution, note the folllowing from: The United States National Museum Annual Report for the Year Ended June 30, 1956: "Significant specimen donated by Arthur E. Wullschleger is a woven-silk reproduction of Trumbull's famous painting "The Signing of the Declaration of Independence," made under Mr. Wullschleger's personal direction by a number of the most skilled weavers in the French silk industry in Lyons. The gift comprises the framed silk Jacquard picture, an excellent example of this type of weaving, and trial samples which preceded the completed picture. " "Lyons had long been a center for production of silk. In 1466 King Louis XI decided to develop a national silk industry in Lyon. In the face of protests by the Lyonnais, he conceded and moved the silk fabrication to Tours, but the industry in Tours stayed relatively marginal. His main objective was to reduce France's trade deficit with Italy, which caused France to lose 400,000 to 500,000 golden écus a year.[32] It was under Francis I in around 1535 that a royal charter was granted to two merchants, Étienne Turquet and Barthélemy Naris, to develop a silk

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        Death in Venice. Translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter.

      London: Martin Secker, 1928 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Light foxing to prelims, an excellent copy finely bound. First UK edition. This novella was written in 1912 and published in Germany under the title Der Tod in Venedig. This edition also includes the novellas Tristan and Tonio Kröger. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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: ‘James Joyce Nice 1 . X . 932.’ 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]

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        Bernice Abbott American Photographer. Signed.

      Berenice Abbott [1928] 1982, New York - Abbott, Berenice. [James Joyce]. PORTRAIT OF JAMES JOYCE. Signed. Number 28 of only 100 extraordinary original 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (34.9 x 27.3 cm) Gelatin silver print, printed later of the iconic image of the author photographed by Bernice Abbott, numbered & signed by her on the mount, & with her studio stamp on the verso which states: "Photograph / printed for / limited edition of / Bernice Abbott American Photographer / Bernice Abbott / Abbott, Maine 04406". Framed & glazed in a superb stained brown mahogany frame. Reference: O'Neal, Berenice Abbott: American Photographer, p. 44; Photo Poche Press, Berenice Abbott, pl. 23; Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, p. 98. A scarce portrait of Joyce, who was photographed in the 1920's by Abbott in Paris. Abbott had been Man Ray's photo assistant from 1923-25, and opened her own portrait studio in 1926, at 44 Rue du Bac. She returned to New York in 1929. Abbott subsequently made a few new prints in the late 1950's before this final printing in the 1980's. A beautiful fine image. "One of most moving of her portraits is one reproduced here of James Joyce. The grey, strangely lifeless, enveloping light finds its way everywhere, describing without emphasis or favor the writer's stickpin, his hands, his right ear, his fine beaver hat, the deep tiredness of his elegant slouch. He seems the survivor of too difficult a battle, shell-shocked by the terrible labor of putting so many words in the precisely proper order." - "Looking at Photographs" by John Szarkowski [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Disertaciones y opúsculos / Edición colectiva que en su jubilación del profesorado le ofrecen sus discípulos y amigos (1877-1927); con una introducción de MIGUEL ASIN PALACIOS. [TOMO 1º: Literatura, historia y cultura árabe. Lo científico en la historia. TOMO 2º: Historia de la música, Historia árabe valenciana, El problema de Marruecos, Enseñanza y miscelánea]

      - Madrid: Imp. de Estanislao Maestre, 1928.- 2 Vols. (CXVI,637; VIII,796 pp.): En el tomo 1º, un retrato fotográfico del autor ante portada y 3 láminas reproduciendo manuscritos en lengua árabe; 4° (22,5 cm.); Media Piel de fina ejecución, conserva las cubiertas anteriores originales .- Completísima selección de estudios y trabajos de Don Julián Ribera. MUY RARO Y EN IMPECABLE ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Brown's Body

      New York: Doubleday Doran, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. Flap corners slightly clipped, but price of $2.50 clearly present. The is the trade edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning book of poetry in 1929. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. A lovely copy. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

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      Oxford: Basil Blackwell [and] Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1928.. Cloth and pictorial boards. Endsheets slightly foxed, else near fine. First edition, British issue. This is one of 255 copies for Britain, from a total of 775 copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. This copy bears the author's presentation inscription: "To E.C. Kyte with the kindest wishes and remembrance of 'H.D.' / Territet Mar. 18 - 1929." The recipient was quite possibly Ernest Cockburn Kyte, the Anglo- Canadian editor and bibliographer. This copy is further inscribed in 1963 from Simon Nowell Smith to Leon Edel, in pencil. BOUGHN A10a.2.

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        Die tragische Geschichte von Hamlet Prinzen von Dänemark. In deutscher Sprache. Neu übersetzt (nach der Schlegel-Tieck'schen Übertragung) u. eingerichtet von Gerhart Hauptmann. Begleitet von Auszügen, die den Geschichten des Saxo Grammaticus und Francois de Belleforest und der Hystorie of Hamblet entnommen sind. Mit Figurinen und Holzschnitten, gezeichnet und geschnitten von Edward Gordon Craig.

      Weimar, Cranach Presse (ausgeliefert von Leipzig, Insel u. Berlin, S. Fischer) 1928 (Titelbl.) bzw. 1929 (Copyright; recte: 1930).. 25 x 36,5 cm. 1 Bl., 202, (2) S., 1 Bl., OLdr. Die äußersten Blattränder teils minim. nachgedunkelt, Papier nur sehr vereinzelt stellenw. ganz zart stockfl., ansonsten absolut makellloses, nahezu verlagsfrisches Exemplar. Müller-Krumbach 48 u. S. 56 - 59. Schauer I, S. 91 - 92. Sarkowski 1585. EA WG² 74 (Hauptmann).. * Eins von 230 (ges. 255) numer. Exemplaren. - Unserem Exemplar liegt ein zusätzlicher Abzug des Holzschnittes von S. 168 bei, auf Pergament abgezogen u. von Craig monogrammiert. Blattgr. 23,5 x 35,5 cm. Absolut tadellos u. fleckenfrei. - Dieser monumentale Pressendruck - unbestritten eines der bedeutendsten buchkünstlerischen Werke des vergangenen Jahrhunderts - enthält 74 Holzschnitte im Text, die teils von mehreren Stöcken, teils in verschiedenen Grautönen gedruckt wurden, der Holzschnitt auf S. 138 zudem in Hellblau. - Die Texte wurden aus der eigens für dieses Werk geschaffenen, von Edward Johnston gezeichneten u. von Edward Prince geschnittenen Hamlet-Fraktur von Hand gesetzt, zuvor kam diese Schrift allerdings bereits für den "Vulgata"-Druck zum Einsatz. Der Haupttitel "Hamlet" (u. vermutlich 2 Initialen) wurde von Eric Gill in Holz geschnitten. Gedruckt in Rot u. Schwarz auf handgeschöpftes Maillol-Kessler-Bütten. Die Typographie u. Druckleitung wurden von Harry Graf Kessler, J.H. Mason u. Max Goertz ausgeführt. - Im signierten Meistereinband von O(tto) Dorfner auf fünf Bünden: Rotes Maroquin, Filetenvergoldung an den Kanten, Innenkanten u. auf dem Rücken, goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt, handgestochene Kapitale. Die Kanten des Schubers sind ebenfalls mit Leder eingefaßt. - Bei seinen Hamlet-Illustrationen handelt es sich um das umfangreichste Illustrationswerk von Craig. Bereits 1910 befaßte sich Kessler mit Craigs Figurinen zu Dekorationen u. Kostümen für eine Hamlet-Aufführung, und so erinnern viele der Holzschnitte tatsächlich an Figurinen und Theaterszenen, wobei hier die Kulissen teils abstrahiert-linear angedeutet sind. Die Holzschnitte entstanden in den Jahren 1912 bis 1929, dabei handelt es sich teils um dünne Holzstöcke, die Craig für sein Modelltheater in Florenz für Probezwecke u. Beleuchtungsversuche angefertigt hatte und die für dieses Werk "zweckentfremdet" wurden. Die Holzschnitte wirken denn auch - ganz im Sinne von Craigs bühnenbildnerischen Bemühungen, das Theater zu reformieren - recht statisch. "Die Ausdruckslosigkeit des Umrisses ist unheimlich, man spürt das Lauernde, Tückische. (Schauer). - Müller-Krumbach berichtet von den außerordentlichen Schwierigkeiten bei Satz u. Druck des Bandes. So mußten teilweise die Lettern Buchstabe für Buchstabe befeilt werden, um unerwünschte Abstände zu vermeiden, Kessler mußte aufgrund der verschieden langen Texte und der Holzschnitte in sehr unterschiedlichen Größen und Formaten von Seite zu Seite den Satzspiegel ändern, und aufgrund des zweifarbigen Textdruckes und der Helligkeitsschattierungen der Holzschnitte mußten für jede Seite mehrere Zurichtungen angefertigt werden. Insgesamt dürfte es kaum einen Druck in der Geschichte des Pressendrucks geben, der mit so hohem Aufwand, über einen so großen Zeitraum und mit solcher Perfektion hergestellt worden ist.

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      THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER, Methuen, 1928, first edition, fine in a full red leather binding with double gold-gilt ruling and gold-gilt floral decorations in the four corners of both front and rear covers, gold-gilt lettering to the raised spine and red ribbon place holder. A very handsome copy of this, the last of the 4 Pooh titles. 

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928: First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in original dust jacket, with price of $2.50 intact. Light lean to spine. Spotting to cloth and top edge of page block. Sunning, rubbing to gilt and gentle roll to spine. The dust jacket shows light chipping at spine ends and corners, rubbing and toning, as well as some minor tape repairs made from the verso. A nice copy, scarce in the original dust jacket.

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        The Waste Land

      Very Good. New York: Horace Liveright, 1928: First Edition, Third Printing, published in August of 1928 (the first two printings were printed in 1922). In Very Good condition. There is a partial, closed tear to the page facing the half title page. Edge wear to cloth. The dust jacket is partially included, in two pieces and missing the spine panel.

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        Pilloried - with an Autograph Letter from Rebecca West to Sewell Stokes

      London: The Richards Press, 1928 Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). An inscribed copy of Sewell Stokes' collection of ad hominem satirical essays with a letter from the incandescent Rebecca West laid in which she ended friendship with the author because of his indiscreet treatment of her in this book. West is the subject of the third chapter of the book in which Stokes reports a series of gossipy conversations with West when she maligned many of the leading literary and intellectual figures of the period including Conrad, Diana Cooper, the chapter ending by lampooning her commercially-driven journalistic writing. The letter is typed on headed paper, 15 November 1928, and commenting on the book: 'I am quite unable to understand how anybody who had been my friend and my guest could possibly have written such an offensive account about me.' West criticises Stokes' use of 'private conversations': 'such a thing is not done' with the offence compounded by the fact that 'in almost every instance you have got what I said grotesquely and mischievously wrong'. The letter concludes: 'I must terminate our acquaintance' and is signed in full. The book has been inscribed by Stokes much later on the half title: 'To H D Spilstead from Sewell Stokes 11.7.75 (I am so glad to have met him.)' Laid in are two photocopied letters, one from Stokes to Spilstead about Siegfried Sassoon's angry reaction on seeing a pile of books by Alfred Douglas in the bookshop Hatchards which according to Stokes' published version he 'sent... flying in all directions.' The other photocopied letters is from Sassoon, remonstrating with Stokes for including the anecdote. The book is bound in brown cloth with a split along the lower joint. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        OBRES COMPLETES . 12 Vols.

      Editor : Gustau Gili 1928 - Barcelona 1928 . Estudi critic de Manuel de Montoliu . Enquad : Mitja pell amb nervis i daurats al llom . 13 x 19cms. LIX+299+364+343+332+312+342+368+354+386+314+367+428pag. Tema : Obres Completes, Autors Catalans, Literatura catalana . Idioma : Català . Llibres en bon estat, petites rascades en cantoneres .

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        Ladies Almanack

      Paris: printed for the author, and sold by Edward W. Titus, 4 rue Delambre at the sign of the Black Manikin,, 1928. sowing their Signs and their tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them ; their Eclipses and Equinoxes; as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempers written & illustrated by a Lady of Fashion. Small quarto. Original cream card wrappers with woodcut-style illustration to front and rear wrapper. With the original glassine wrapper. 22 woodcut-style illustrations by Barnes in the text. Ends and corners gently bumped with a tiny split at the bottom of front joint, the wrapper somewhat creased and chipped, and lacking the flaps, but still well preserved, some faint spotting within; an excellent copy. First edition, first printing, number 441 of a limited 1,000 copies on Alfa (from a total edition of 1,050), with the scarce glassine wrapper. The Ladies Almanack is a privately printed and distributed pseudonymous satirical novel playing on the old "Almanack" format, by key modernist and feminist writer Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) who lived in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. Barnes based her story on the goings on in the lesbian social circle at Natalie Clifford Barney's salon in Paris, and the characters that feature are many of them pseudonymous portraits of notable acquaintances such as Radclyffe Hall, Mina Loy, Elisabeth de Gramont, Romaine Brookes, Dolly Wilde, Lady Troubridge, Janet Flanner and Solita Solano. Barnes characterises herself as Dame Evangeline Musset, "who was in her Heart one Grand Red Cross for the Pursuance, the Relief and the Distraction, of such Girls as in their Hinder Parts, and their Fore Parts, and in whatsoever Parts did suffer them most, lament Cruelly ... [A] Pioneer and a Menace" in her youth, now "a witty and learned Fifty". Musset spends the novel rescuing women in distress, dispensing wisdom, and is in the end posthumously canonised. A highly entertaining read, scarce with the original glassine wrapper.

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