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      - MAURICE SENDAK ORIGINAL CHARACTER DRAWING OF ROSIE MAURICE SENDAK, (AMERICAN 1928-2012) A STUNNING DETAILED LARGE CHARACTER SKETCH OF ROSIE PEN AND INK ON PAPER, 8.5¿ X 11¿ UNFRAMED An original large sketch/drawing of "Rosie" by Maurice Sendak, rendered in pen and ink on paper. A full length drawing of 'Rosie' with her boa, and large feathered hat on an off-white sheet. Sendak placed a word balloon , coming from Rosie which reads "Hello Paul, Rosie and M. Sendak" and dated at the bottom by Sendak, " August 76". This is a stunning piece, and is quite a large sketch (most Sendak art is small and is found within books). In fine condition with a couple of small edge tears and creases. Rosie is one of the more prominent characters of Maurice Sendak and The Sign On Rosie's Door was written in 1960, centered around a girl who used to dance and sing on the stoop of her building. Would be perfect for a collector of Maurice Sendak art. Unframed. PROVENANCE:The art was purchased from an Auction House who has authenticated the piece in addition to third party authentication by PSA/DNA (one of which is shown in the listing, however the art will have two LOA's so both letters of authentication will accompany the art). In addition, a copy of the original lot description and the bill of sale will be included with the artwork and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. This piece is SIGNED by Maurice Sendak within the word ballon, and dated along the bottom. The art is in great condition and would be stunning framed. ** Maurice Sendak donated all of his original book illustrations to the Rosenbach Foundation in Philadelphia leaving very little of his original artwork available for private purchase. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additonal listings of original illustration artwork [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Die französische Bildnisminiatur.

      Wien, A. Wolf, 1928.. 4to. (31,5:24,5 cm). 44 S. und 109 Tafeln mit 15 montierten farbigen und 94 Abbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck und den zugehörigen 109 bedruckten transluzenten Schutzblättern zu den Tafeln. Roter Orig.-Lederband mit reicher Goldprägung auf dem Rücken und dem Vorderdeckel und Kopfgoldschnitt; Rücken am Kopf mit winzigsten Bereibungen. (= Die Bildnisminiatur und ihre Meister, Bd. IV).. Nummer 378 von 1000 Exemplaren. Das vorliegende Exemplar im äußerst dekorativen roten Original-Maroquinband der Vorzugsausgabe der, laut Druckvermerk, den Exemplaren 1-250 vorbehalten sein sollte. Die Einbandgestaltung nach einem im Besitz der Wiener Nationalbibliothek befindlichen Empireband von J. G. Kraus. Sehr schöner Druck auf Esparto-Bütten. - Hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat C. Rinnelt - (Versand mit Dt]
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        Arabian Nights

      The Penn Publishing Company, 1928. The Penn Publishing Company, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. Philadelphia, PA: Penn Publishing, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. 308 pp. Very good, no jacket as issued. Lacking original box. Gilt on spine slightly faded. Pastedown on front board has quarter inch chip. Light rubbing on corners, showing. Page 289 and rear free endpaper have small closed tears, not affecting text. All 16 color plates and 20 black and white illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett collated and complete. All tissue guards present and undamaged. Plate facing page 290 has two tiny scrapes. Illustrations clean and vibrant.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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      New York: done for The Derrydale Press, 1928 - 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 14-1/2 x 11 inches. Engraved portrait, proof before letters, uncolored state. Fine condition. From the collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, proprietor of The Derrydale Press. In quarter red morocco slipcase and chemise. Siegel 15; Frazier T-2-D [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      [Florence:] Privately Printed, , 1928. [Florence:] Privately Printed, , 1928. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spine, raised bands, rules to boards with decorative corner pieces, roll to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. Number 718 of 1,000 copies issued, signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Privately Printed. Florence, Italy. 1928. Privately Printed. Florence, Italy. 1928. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.1 x 6.7 inches). LIMITED EDITION. One of 1000 numbered copies, signed by Lawrence on the limitation page. A bright and clean copy internally with a small previous owners bookplate on the front paste down endpaper. In the original mulberry coloured paper covered boards with black Phoenix design on the front board. Re-spined, some time ago, with mulberry coloured paper to match the boards and with the original white printed paper label re-applied to the spine. The label is a little rubbed and darkened and a small piece of the top corner, not affecting the lettering, has come away and been re-glued in place. The re-spine has been executed sympathetically and professionally many years ago and has aged nicely with the book. One small split, without loss, to the bottom 1.5 inches of the front hinge and some minor rubbing to the edges but overall a very good copy of this important book. Top edge rough trimmed, fore and bottom edges are untrimmed. Text missprints present on pages 4,6,25,78, and 219, as per Warren Roberts' Bibliography of D. H. Lawrence, item number A42, note on page 99. ----- Printed at the Tipografia Giuntina in Florence, under the direction of L. Franceschini, for Lawrence, and at his own expense, the book was offered for sale in the spring of 1928 for the price of Two Pounds. The fears of Police raids and the imminent suppression of the book in both England and America saw Lawrence selling the last copies for Four pounds by December that year and ordering another edition, of only 200 copies on common paper, from the printers. The literary merits of Lawrence's novel have been the subject of much debate but, like it or not, the book proved to be a hugely important work in the battle against censorship.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        West-Running Brook.

      New York: Henry Holt 1928 - 789/1,000 COPIES signed by the author, woodcut frontispiece by J.J. Lankes and 3 further plates all with tissue-guards and signed by the artist in pencil, pp. viii, 58, 8vo, original quarter green cloth, with leaf-patterned boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed, small patch of browning to flyleaf, original tissue jacket with loss to backstrip panel, slipcase with printed label and some wear along edges, very good (Crane A10.1)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Death Comes For The Archbishop

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Twelfth printing. Hardcover. Cather's best known book and one of the classic novels of the 20th century. An about very good plus copy in green cloth binding with some darkening to the spine and with some minor wear to the spine ends as well. Internally, a clean copy. No dust jacket. Signed by Cather on the front free endpaper in 1928. Signed trade editions are not common.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Anna Livia Plurabelle 1928 Signed by James Joyce #367/800

      Crosby Gaige, 1928 . The book is in good condition. The gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and front cover is bright and unrubbed. The title page has a closed tear with no loss along the inner edge. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind in the book.  A few pages have some light foxing, but most of the book is clean. This is the limited edition #367/800 copies to be signed by James Joyce.

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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        Mechanical Inventions of To-day

      London - Seeley, Service and Co, 1928. London - Seeley, Service and Co, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An insightful exploration intomechanical inventions of the early 1900's, told in non-technical language. Featuring one-hundred and four illustrations, including photographic plates and diagrammatic images. Chapters include The Inventor's Drawings The Basis of Many Inventions, The Water-Tube Boiler, Some modern Steam Engines and Inventions on the Sea. From the writer of Engineering of to-day. Bickers and Son binders stamp to free endpaper. Condition: In a half calf binding with gilt motif to the front board and design to the spine. Externally, sound with light fading to the spine, and very light marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound and bright. Light spotting affecting text block edge and first and last pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      Henley-on-Thames: The Borough Press, 1928.. Henley-on-Thames: The Borough Press, 1928.. Printed stiff boards, in decorated unprinted wrapper. Some small chips to extremities of decorated wrapper, otherwise fine. First edition. One of a total edition of fifty-one copies for private distribution. All copies were intended to be signed by Wylie, but she died before more than a few copies were signed. The text of these 19 sonnets varies from that printed in the larger collection issued under the cover title the following year. Next to INCIDENTAL NUMBERS, the author's least common book. BAL 23520.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World. The Story of a Colored Boy's Indomitable Courage and Success against Great Odds. An Autobiography

      Worcester, Mass: Wormley Publising Company, [co. 1928] - The autobiography of one of the first Afro-American athletes to achieve international acclaim in his sport, becoming the world champion in 1899 First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait and some illustrations in text. Original blue cloth titled in gilt. near fine, fresh copy. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A London Reverie

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1928. London - Macmillan and Co, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charming book of drawings of London landmarks. First edition. Joseph Pennell (July 4, 1857 April 23, 1926) was an American artist and author. Condition: In a pictorial cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with bumping to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with light scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., [1928].. London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., [1928].. Quarto. Full vellum, lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Pictorial endsheets. Eight color plates (including frontis), and black & white illustrations in text. Light pencil 1928 inscription on verso of limitation leaf, otherwise a very fine copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise (sunning to spine). First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 250 numbered copies for the UK, from a total of 375 numbered copies, specially printed and bound, and signed by the artist.

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        The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

      London - The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, 1928. London - The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 'The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow', first published in 1886, is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome. It was the authors second published book and it helped establish him as a leading English humorist. Condition: In a cloth covered with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, sound with wear to extremities, mostly to head and tail of spine. Wear and chipping to dustwrapper and one closed tear, though colours are bright. Internally, one page is starting but otherwise firmly bound. Tightly bound,very slightlyaffecting the text at the gutter of many pages. Age-toned throughout, though clean. Overall:GOOD with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Rokovyia iaitsa [The Fateful Eggs] Nasha biblioteka [Our library], 21.

      Riga: Knigoizdatel'stvo "Literatura, 1928. Riga: Knigoizdatel'stvo "Literatura, 1928. Octavo (20.5 x 14.5 cm). Original decorative wrappers; [12], 13-184, [8] pp. Wrappers lightly dust-soiled; spine expertly restored; an uncut and unopened copy. Rare edition of this bizarre tale by the beloved Russian master of satire. The novel was first printed in the journal Nedra (no. 6, 1925) and in a collection of stories entitled D'iavoliada (also 1925), making this the second appearance in book form and the first publication by an émigré publishing house. Interestingly enough, the novel is also set in 1928. With a preface by Petr Pil'skii entitled "Ironiia i fantastika" ("Irony and fantastic literature"). Though institutionally well-represented, this edition is rare in the trade, especially in comparable condition. Not at the Russian State or National Library.

      [Bookseller: Rossica Berlin Rare Books]
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        The Complete Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes

      London- Issued by the Fanfrolico Press, 1928. London- Issued by the Fanfrolico Press, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Complete Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes in two parts. Edited with a memoir by Sir Edmund Gosse. Decorated by The Dance of Death of Hans Holbein integrated with text throughout and with a photogravure portrait of Beddoes to front. Edition limited to seven-hundred and fifty copies, this copy is unnumbered. Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849) was an English poet, dramatist and physician. Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (1849 - 1928) was an English poet, author and critic; the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes. Newspaper clippings inserted to front of volume one. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, marginal age toningand occasional marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with handling marks to text block edges, which are untrimmed and offsetting to endpapers to volume one from clippings. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Two volumes of Animals in Black and White: The Smaller Beasts & The Larger Birds

      London & Toronto - J. M. Dent and Sons Limited, 1928. London & Toronto - J. M. Dent and Sons Limited, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two charming and fully illustrated First Edition volumes from Daglish's Animals in Black and White series. Bound in paper-covered boards with stamped pictorial decoration, with an unclipped dustwrapper on The Smaller Beasts. Two volumes of six only. Both volumes illustrated with numerous examplesofthe author's woodcuts throughout. Eric Fitch Daglish (1892-1966) was a British engraver and author. He illustrated classics by Izaak Walton, Henry David Thoreau, Gilbert White and W. H. Hudson with exquisite wood engravings. Daglish also authored a number of natural history and wildlife/countryside books. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild bumping and discolouration. The spine of Larger Birds has lifted. The dustwrapper has significant tidemarks and browning, with light spotting, chipping, small closed tears, and half of the spine is missing. The rear wrap is attached at the top only and may become detached in the post despite our best packing. Internally the pages have occasional scattered foxing, prominent to the first and last couple of pages. The top corner of pagethirty-nine of Smaller Beasts is missing. Overall the condition is very good, with a fair dustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Man and the Universe: A Study of the Influence of the Advance in Scientific Knowledge upon our Understanding of Christianity

      London - Methuen and Co, 1928. London - Methuen and Co, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting text concerning science and Christianity, first published in 1908. With a 'Glossary of Technical Terms and Summary Statement of Mechanical Laws' to the rear. Dated from Copac. Condition: In a half leather Shropshire County Library binding. Externally, a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright, with the occasional mark. Ink library stamp and numerical codeto verso of titlepage, library bookplate to front pastedown, lending bookplate to rear free-endpaper, ticket holder and labelto rear pastedown, and gilt shelfmark to spine. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Iliad of Homer

      London - The Cresset Press, 1928. London - The Cresset Press, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first twelve staves of one of the best-known epic poems in history, Homer's Iliad. Translated from the Greek by Maurice Hewlett. One of a limited press of 750 copies. Maurice Henry Hewlett (18611923), was an English historical novelist, poet and essayist. Condition: In a half-vellum binding with cloth boards. Externally sound, though with some marks and with some wear to the spine. Bumping to the corners. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some spotting to the endpapers, but are otherwise bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Twenty-Five Years of the Art-Collections Fund 1903-1928

      28, 1928. 28, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition ofTwenty-Five Years of the Art-Collections Fund 1903-1928 with a photogravure reproduction to frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout and Chronological and Topical Lists of Acquisitions. With contributions by various authors, an introduction by Sir Robert Wilt Sir Robert Clermont Witt, CBE (1872- 1952) a British art historian, who, along with Samuel Courtauld and Lord Lee of Fareham, was a co-founder of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Edited by Dugald Sutherland MacColl (1859 - 1948) a Scottishwatercolour painter, art critic, lecturer and writer. He was keeper of the Tate gallery for five years. Condition: In a buckram binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with spotting to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Un giorno nella Casa di S. Benedetto

      Monte Cassino - Badia di Montecassino, 1928. Monte Cassino - Badia di Montecassino, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. ADay in the House ofthe Blessed Saints from the Abbey of Monte Cassino with sepia photographs throughout showing different areas of the monastic buildings. First edition. Monte Cassino is a rocky hill about 130 kilometres south east of Rome, Italy. St. Benedict of Nursia established his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, here around 529. It was the site of Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. The site has been visited many times by the Popes and other senior clergy, including a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2009. The monastery is one of the few remaining territorial abbeys within the Catholic Church. With an inscription in Latin to recto to frontispiece dated 1951. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt decoration. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping and some wear to extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with slight marginal age toning and with the odd spot and mark to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The CONEWANGO REFINING COMPANY, Warren, Pennsylvania. Originators and Sole Manufacturers of Genuine HM and Genuine LM Pure Pennsylvania Bright Stocks

      Warren, PA:: Conewango Refining Co.,. 1928.. 4to. Oblong Format. 7-3/4" x 11". 1st edition. 24 leaves of photographs.. Contemporary black cloth post-binder, brass screws at gutter margin, gilt lettering title box on front cover.. Minor shelfwear. Photographs clear and bright. A VG+ copy.. The Conewango Refinery was famous for its Bright Stock base oils which had undergone solvent refining and dewaxing processes, and then other finishing hot filtration processes so they could be used in lubricant and lubricant additives for machinery and engines. The images show the refinery complex Plant No. 1 on the bluffs by Conewango Creek; Plant No. 2 located in fields set back from the water, the laboratory, their feed tanks, the filter and refrigeration houses for the plants; the Cold Settling Department; the Central Pump House; the construction in progress of the Nichols Herreshoff furnaces serving the filter houses; inside storage tanks for finished oils; the oil railroad tank car loading rack, and more. One photo in particularly great condition is an interior scene of Conewango Oil Refinery workers eating in a luncheon room at the Bright Stock Inn, with a Peterson Metal Barrel Company calendar on the wall dated February, 1928. Warren, Pennsylvania was at the heart of the major oil strikes in the 1870s, and the rapid growth of oil fields required local refineries to be built. In September 1877 there was a discussion of building a refinery within the city limits, but opposition from the community induced William Doe of Rouseville to build the Conewango Refining Company plant north of town along Conewango Creek, and alongside the D.A.V. & P. Railroad line. They quickly specialized in Bright Stock refining, and expanded over the next 50 years into two plants, maintaining their independence as one of the major small refiners in Pennsylvania. Myron Thomas was a self-taught chemist and photographer who established his first studios in Pennsylvania, including Mount Carmel, Ashland, and Tamaqua. They were famed for their aerial, commercial, publicity, and even studio photography. . 24 b/w photographs (7-1/2" x 9-1/2") mounted on linen hinges. 1st image signed "Thomas Studios in right corner. Otherwise, all explanatory text is printed at lower fore-edge in white cursive writing.

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      Impr. Provincial, Vitoria 1928 - 4ºm, VIIp (incl. port.), 291p, 2h, algún subrayado a lápiz. Incluye un mapa grab. por Tomás López, año 1770, plegado e iluminado. Hol. nervios. "- "Esta edición es copia de la que se imprimió en Pamplona por D.Miguel de Cosculluela en el año de 1798, a cuyo original se ha procurado ajustar la presente."." 1928

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      - Paris, Soc. Génér, Imp. et Édit., 1928. Programa de mano original de Le songe ou Jeu de Rêves. Joué por la première fois à Paris les samedis 2 et 9 juin 1928, à 15 heures au Théatre de l'Avenue. Traduction française de l'Auteur. Mise en scène d'Antonin Artaud. Páginas sin numerar, dos pliegues grapados. Rústica editorial. Muy buen ejemplar. Libro en francés. Livre en français. Literatura francesa. Teatro. Programa [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Mystery of the Blue Train

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1928 New York: Dodd, Mead, 1928. First American Edition. Front hinge weak, else near fine in a bright and clean dust jacket with a crease down the center of the spine.

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        Autograph musical manuscript of Putyi tvoi, Gospodi, skaji mne [Thy Ways, O Lord, Tell Me], a vocal work for tenor solo, mixed chorus and piano. In score

      . 10 pp. In E, 2/2 time, marked "Lento" at head. Folio (358 x 265 mm.). Unbound. Notated in ink on 18-stave Russian music manuscript paper. With numerous autograph corrections and amendations including pencil markings of an editorial nature. The printer's copy, presumably used in preparation of the published edition. With pencilled annotation to upper left corner of title indicating receipt of the manuscript (presumably by the publisher) on October 13, 1928. Slightly worn and soiled.. We have not located any record of the present work in Slonimsky. "In two fields of Russian music Grechaninov has a special place: children's music and liturgical works. Even his first liturgy op.13 is worth attention; and in the op.19 choruses he used a new style, favoured by Katal sky and others, recognizable by its modal harmonization of old Russian melodies. This initially aroused strong opposition from conservative church musicians. In the popular second liturgy Grechaninov solved the problem of the Credo by giving the text to a solo alto, who declaims it rhythmically while the choir sings the word 'Veruyu' ('I believe') in simple harmony. Grechaninov's later use of instruments in para-liturgical works, his composition of a Roman Catholic Mass and motets (with organ), and his writing of a Missa oecumenica - a Latin mass for solo voices, chorus, organ and orchestra on Orthodox, Gregorian and Hebrew liturgical melodies - all testify to his liberal religious outlook." Inna Barsova and Gerald Abraham in Grove online

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      J.B. LIPPINCOTT, PHILADELPHIA 1928 - The dj is rubbed, torn, missing spine, and lightly tanned. Good binding, clean body and unmarked text. However, light shelf wear, tanned fore edges, rubbed cover, and tanned spine. Beautiful copy!! DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: 317 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical manuscript of Putyi tvoi, Gospodi, skaji mne [Thy Ways, O Lord, Tell Me], a vocal work for tenor solo, mixed chorus and piano. In score

      - We have not located any record of the present work in Slonimsky. "In two fields of Russian music Grechaninov has a special place: children’s music and liturgical works. Even his first liturgy op.13 is worth attention; and in the op.19 choruses he used a new style, favoured by Katal sky and others, recognizable by its modal harmonization of old Russian melodies. This initially aroused strong opposition from conservative church musicians. In the popular second liturgy Grechaninov solved the problem of the Credo by giving the text to a solo alto, who declaims it rhythmically while the choir sings the word ‘Veruyu’ (‘I believe’) in simple harmony. Grechaninov’s later use of instruments in para-liturgical works, his composition of a Roman Catholic Mass and motets (with organ), and his writing of a Missa oecumenica – a Latin mass for solo voices, chorus, organ and orchestra on Orthodox, Gregorian and Hebrew liturgical melodies – all testify to his liberal religious outlook." Inna Barsova and Gerald Abraham in Grove online 10 pp. In E, 2/2 time, marked "Lento" at head. Folio (358 x 265 mm.). Unbound. Notated in ink on 18-stave Russian music manuscript paper. With numerous autograph corrections and amendations including pencil markings of an editorial nature. The printer's copy, presumably used in preparation of the published edition. With pencilled annotation to upper left corner of title indicating receipt of the manuscript (presumably by the publisher) on October 13, 1928. Slightly worn and soiled.

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        15,000 Miles Cruise with Ara

      [New York]: Privately Printed, [1928]. [New York]: Privately Printed, [1928]. First edition. 8vo. Illus., 2 folding maps. 261 pp. Pebbled green original cloth. Fine . Described 7-1/2 cruise from New York to Marseille and then throughout the Mediterranean to Turkey and through the Dardanelles to the Black Sea

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        Rheinisches Wörterbuch. Im Auftrag der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, der Gesellschaft für rheinische Geschichtskunde und des Provinzialverbandes der Rheinprovinz auf Grund der von J. Franck begonnenen, von allen Kreisen des rheinischen Volkes unterstützten Sammlung bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Josef Müller.

      Bonn / Berlin, Fritz / Erika Klopp Verlag 1928-1971.. 9 Bände (vollständig, A-Z incl. Nachträge, Register, Übersichtskarte zum Ortsverzeichnis). Gr.-8°, Original-Halbleder,. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Rücken teils berieben, Kapitale von Band VII + VIII bestoßen und etwas angerissen, Papier qualitätsbedingt teils gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar,

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      [Shelley House, Chelsea]: Printed by St. John and Cicely Hornby for Their Friends, Christmas, 1928.. [Shelley House, Chelsea]: Printed by St. John and Cicely Hornby for Their Friends, Christmas, 1928.. Quarto. String-tied printed wrappers. A couple light corner creases, formerly tipped into a protective gilt cloth custom binder (present), with resulting slight residue down string and the spine area of the rear panel, but a very good copy. One of approximately 220 copies printed by the Hornbys on French handmade paper as their Christmas greeting. With the printed Max Gate book label of Thomas Hardy inside the front wrapper. As Hardy had died earlier in the year, the recipient was likely Hardy's widow, Florence. ASHENDENE PRESS (Minor Pieces) XII.

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        Gonets. Pis'ma s Pomperaga [The courier. Letters from Pomperaug]. WITH: Kupava: roman odnogo khudozhnika [Globeflower: an artist's novel]

      Southbury, Conn.: Alatas, 1928 and 1936. Southbury, Conn.: Alatas, 1928 and 1936. Small octavos (18.5 x 12 and 18 x 14 cm). Original decorative wrappers with the signet of the Russian village "Churaevka" on the rear wrappers; 188, [4] and 104, [5] pp. Both volumes signed and inscribed by the author (March 21, 1936) in Detroit, Michigan, to Tatiana D. Marko. Good copies, with light wear to wrappers, lower spine hinge of "Kupava" split ca. 2 cm, and occasional soil to pages. Two signed titles by Georgii Grebenshchikov (1883-1964), the prominent Russian writer and cultural activist, best known for founding the Russian village "Churaevka" in Connecticut and the publishing house "Alatas," which was created together with famous Russian artist Nikolai Roerich. His serialized novel "Churaevy" established him as one of the leading writers and spiritual leaders of the Russian emigration, as well as an important propagator of Russian culture abroad. The publications of "Alatas" were known for their accomplished execution; they were generally printed on paper of higher quality and bound in attractively illustrated wrappers; numbered and bibliophile editions were issued as well. Scarce signed.

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        Der Große Brockhaus. Handbuch des Wissens

      Brockhaus Mannheim 1928-1935,. Großoktav, Seiten, zahlr. Abb. und Karten im Text und auf teilw. Farbigen Tafeln gute Exemplare (2 Bde. Leichter Rückeneinriss, Atlas Rücken beschädigt) Halbleinen goldpr.

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        The Diffraction of Electrons by a Crystal of Nickel (The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume VII, Number 1)

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1928. New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1928. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. American physicist Clinton J. Davisson (1881-1958) (working with Lester Halbert Germer at the Bell Telephone Laboratory) conducted an experiment to observe the energies of electrons scattered from the surface of a crystal of nickel. They observed that there were peaks and valleys in the intensity of the scattering depending on the scattering angle, exactly as would be expected if electrons were behaving as waves rather than particles. This is the first publication of their discovery in the Bell System Technical Journal. This work supported de Broglie's hypothesis of wave-particle duality and confirmed de Broglie's formula for the wavelength of an electron. Davisson shared the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction. 160 pp. 4to. Original blue paper wraps. Three number notations in ink on front cover, clean within. Housed in a custom folding case with gold embossed titling to spine.

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        Soixante-Douze Planches par Jose Clara avec Une Presentation de Georges-A. Denis

      Duncan Isadora. Soixante-Douze Planches par Jose Clara avec Une Presentation de Georges-A. Denis. Paris: Reider, 1928. Limited ed. of 474 copies, of which this in no. 466. Folio. 72 Loose plates, as issued in folder with 10pp. of text. Folder a bit worn. Soixante-Douze Planches is a beautiful collection of 72 collotype reproductions of Clara's drawings, gouaches, and pen sketches of Isadora. These illustrations show the full range of attitudes and expressions of Duncan, done by Clara who knew Duncan personally. The lovely color plates, which are interspersed among the black and white in this collection, are among the most collected of Duncan illustrations. An eight page preface by Georges Denis discusses the phenomenon of Isadora in her time, as well as the artist Jose Clara, who had watched Isadora dance since 1913. The preface also forms a tribute to Isadora, who died in 1927. The collotypes were printed at Societe de Gravure et d'Impression d'Art and the text at l'Imprimerie Ducros & Colas, Paris. Reference: Niles & Leslie I, 96; Magriel, 37.

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        Ashenden or the British Agent

      London: Heinemann, 1928 London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Some foxing; near fine in a dust jacket with shallow chipping at the top of the spine; foxing, and some minor wear. Queen's Quorum; Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

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        Oriental Collection : A Portfolio of Leaves Taken From Rare and Notable Books and Manuscripts.

      Foliophiles 1928 - Folio portfolio box with loose folders, as issued. 36 cm. Box containing rolled Tibetan manuscript. Limited ed. No. 18 of 45 sets. Includes: [1] Introduction, signed G.M.L. Brown -- [2] Table of contents -- [3] Explanation of the Tibetan Buddhist manuscript (specimen 17) in box -- [4] 22 folders, each having on its front page descriptive notes on the work enclosed. 23 of 25 present. Lacking 2 folders containing Persian miniatures (Folders 11 & 15). Folders containing manuscripts and printed Oriental material dating from a 14th century Japanese manuscript page to a Japanese modern illustration. Collection of specimen leaves or sheets from a variety of oriental manuscripts, 14th-19th centuries, with printed commentary accompanying specimens. A few specimens have early worming. Restored portfolio box. Feel free to request additional photos. This is an exceptional collection that is quite lovely to view.Folders contents include: 1. Nestorian Syriac manuscript, printed leaf from the New Testament; 2. Armenian manuscript, Printed leaf from an Armenian Book of Rituals; 3. Arabic manuscript in Cufic characters of the Koran; 4. Arabic manuscript, the book of Devotions; 5. Arabic manuscript, 17th century, Koran leaf; 6. Arabic manuscript written in Persia; 7. Turkish manuscript, a book of Travels, printed leaf from a Turkish dictionary; 8. Persian manuscript, Biographies of noted Sufis; 9. Persian manuscript, Gulstan of Sa?di; 10. Persian manuscript, Shahnama of Firdausi, Kamsah of Nizami; 12. Kashmir manuscript in Persian; 13. Sanskrit manuscript, printed leaf of the new testament in Sanskrit; 14. Sanskrit manuscript, 18th century, illuminated manuscript, 19th century; 16. Hindi manuscript: the Chronicles of Rajputana, printed leaf from Sakuntala in Hindi; 17. Tibetan Buddhist manuscript (rolled in separate box); 18. Mongol manuscript; 19. Burmese palm leaf manuscript. Sinhalese palm leaf manuscript; 20. Siamese manuscript; 21. Javanese manuscript; 22. Chinese rubbing; 23. Chinese block printing. Japanese block printing; 24. Japanese Buddhist manuscript, 14th century. Japanese manuscript, 17th century; 25. Japanese color print by Hokusai, Modern Japanese illustration.The Foliophiles, Inc., or Society of Foliophiles, was an organization of New York book dealer George M.L. Brown that compiled and issued "leaf books," portfolios of leaves taken from manuscripts and printed books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Accesoires du Costume et du Mobilier depuis le Treizieme jusqu'au Milieu du Dixneuvieme Siecle [3 Volumes]

      Chez Schemit, 1928. Chez Schemit. Hardcover. Paris, 1928. Folio, parchment covered boards, three volumes. A bright, very good plus copy of this important set. Includes 393 plates depicting over 3,000 objects, including jewelry, hair ornaments, mirrors, purses, etc. from the 13th through 19th centuries. An important work. Some minor wear and soiling, very good plus condition overall. Colas 81; Hiler 18. . Very Good. 1928. First Edition.

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        1905 god v Satire i Karikature (Satire and Caricature in the Year 1905)

      Leningrad: Priboi - Evgenii Sokolov, 1928. Leningrad: Priboi - Evgenii Sokolov. Very Good. 1928. First Edition. Hardback. Quarto, printed cloth boards, 278pp., many colour plates and profusely illustrated with in-text sketches and drawings. In excellent condition, tight and clean. Stain to upper cover, small repared hole to lower cover, internally excellent. Only 2000 printed. 6pp preface by V. Nevskii (completed by Bilibin illustration from Adskai Pochta). ; Important reference work on the satirical journals of 1905 reproducing, in facsimile, pages from 'Burelom', 'Adskaia pochta' and many others. Illustrations by Bilibin, Kustodiev, Lansere, Dobuzhinsky and many others appear with prose verse, in-text illustrations and cartoons. ; 278 pages .

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        Le monde des automates, étude historique et technique.

      Chez les auteurs 1928 - - Chez les auteurs, Paris _1928, 23x28cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Edition originale, un des 1000 ex numérotés sur papier chromo, seul tirage avec 25 Japon. Ouvrage illustré de plus de 500 figures. Préface de Edmond Haraucourt. Beaux exemplaires, rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Coq d'Or. Theatre d'Art Russe presente par Anatole Dolinoff

      Paris: H. Chachoin Imp, 1928.. Paris:: H. Chachoin Imp,. 1928.. Very good condition. Striking Parisian theater poster for the opera-ballet 'The Golden Cockerel' by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The libretto derives from Pushkin's poem 'The Tale of the Golden Cockerel', which was based on a section of Washington Irving's 'Tales of the Alhambra'. The opera was a satire of the tsarist regime and of Russian imperialism, including the Russo Japanese War. The work was completed in 1907 and was immediately banned by the Russian Palace due to the close resemblance of the vacuous King Dodon of the opera to Tsar Nicholas II. The poster artist, Georges de Pogedaieff (1897 - 1971), was an important Russian visual artist who created art for Russian ballets including the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo. Chromolithograph with the main figures of the opera at the right, ending with the Golden Cockerel at the lower right. With text "Chants, Ballets, Tableaux Vivants" at the left. With the artist's name Georges R. de Pogedaieff, Paris at the lower right, in red. Outside the border, the word "Succes" at lower left and H. Chachoin, Imp. Paris 1928 at the lower right. Original poster archivally laid on canvas. Some small abrasions, mostly where the poster was originally folded. 48 x 34".

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        Bauen in Frankreich. Eisen. Eisenbeton.

      Leipzig, Berlin / Klinkhardt & Biermann Verlag. o. J. (1928). 4°. 127 S.+ Errata-Zettel. Mit zahlr. s/w Abbildungen. OBrosch.; 1. Aufl.. Einbandgestaltung v. L. Moholy-Nagy! - Einband gebrauchsspurig; Rücken restauriert; sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar!

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