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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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        WILLIAM - THE GOOD

      London George Newnes Ltd 1928 - First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth lettered in black, in pictorial dustwrapper with 2/6 price printed on the upper panel. A very good copy indeed of a notably scarce item. The boards are a little dusty and the dustwrapper has a few nicks to the corners and spine ends but remains clean and bright. Dustwrapper illustration and line drawings throughout by Thomas Henry. The ninth title in the William series. Lofts and Adley, p.24 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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        The Confessions . . . Translated from the French by W. Conyngham Mallory & Ornamented . . . by Edmond Hedouin.

      New York: Brentano's, 1928. - A handsome edition of Rousseau's autobiographical masterpiece. 2 vols, 8vo, three quarter blue morocco, cloth sides, raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration. Frontis portrait and thirteen engraved plates reproduced from the Jouaust edition of 1881, numerous woodcut headpieces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad Bookstore ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        DEATH IN VENICE

      Martin Secker, London 1928 - A sharp, Near Fine copy of the book with the top edge a bit dusty, foxing to the preliminaries and outer edge of the page block, otherwise a fresh, clean copy. The Very Good dust jacket suffers from an amateur form of price clipping, where the price is scuffed off the spine with a few short tears through the jacket. The cloth on the spine is a bit sunned under the rubbing, indicating that this damage occurred many years ago. Besides minor wear to the extremities, the jacket is very nice. Arguably Mann's most important work. The story of an elderly gentleman's obsession over a young "Adonis" and his efforts to attract the boy amidst a cholera outbreak at a summer resort in Venice. A complex, philosophical work drawing on ancient and modern traditions, adding empathy for the gentleman through its clear lens into man's passions and desires. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        HEDYLUS

      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

      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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        Das unbekannte Meisterwerk. 12 Holzschnitte von W. Masjutin.

      Berlin 1928.. 4to. 12 (inkl. Titel) Orig.-Holzschnitte davon 6 mit Bleistift signiert, 2 monogramiert und 4 mit Signaturstempel. Unter Passepartout in moderner Leinwandmappe.. Oestmann 45 (mit der Angabe 11 Holzstiche). - Orig.-Umschlag liegt bei. - Titelholzschnitt stockfleckig, sonst sauber und von guter Erhaltung. - Die Auflagenhöhe der Mappe ist nicht bekannt. Sehr selten.

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        Propaganda

      New York: Horace Liveright, , 1928 . Octavo. Original black cloth title gilt-blocked to front board and spine. Lightly rubbed, spine slightly tanned, light toning, otherwise very good. First edition. "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country" (the first words of chapter I). Important early study of the "benign" uses of propaganda by Freud's nephew, "The Father of Public Relations." An uncommon title.

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        The Royal Tank Corps Journal, Vol. 10

      Royal Rank Corps Center, Bovington Camp, Wareham - May 1928-April 1929. 442p. One of the most important sources on tank development and theory of usage in the period between the World Wars. Full page photographs of King George reviewing the Officers (p. 51-58); B.H. Liddell Hart's article on "the Army and the Future--Lessons of 1928" Articles on modern anti-tank weapons translated from the German and also Friz Heigl's articles on the new light tanks (using his own translation from into English so awkward but full of details). J.F.C Fuller's article "The Ancestors of the Tank" p. 331ff with illustrations. Captain MacWatt's article "Aim Off Simplified" is well illustrated with drawings and statistics which some argue was ahead of its time. Many other articles as well as the physical training and sports of the men. Library deaccesion bound in library buckram, evidence of bookplate removal from front and rear pastedowns, some soiling to covers, all pages clean and easy to read. (Note: We have checked with the Tank Museum Bovington and they do have a complete set; the Liddell Hart Center at King's College has some gaps, the Australian War Museum has all but the earliest copies; Texas A & M has vol. 5-17). Size: Quarto

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        Das Arado-Schulflugzeug Ar.S.C.I.

      (Warnemünde, Ca. 1928).. 4°. 10 maschinenschriftliche Blätter. Mit 7 postkartengroßen, montierten Original-Photographien auf Tafeln und 1 Plan in Blaupause. Original-Karton-Schnellhefter.. Individuell vom Hersteller angefertigte Flugzeugbeschreibung. Die Abbildungen zeigen überwiegend das Flugzeug von außen und auf der Flugwerft. - Klammern leicht rostig. Schnellhefter etwas bestoßen. Sonst gut erhalten. - Sehr selten

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        Christmas Tree

      [New York: American Book Bindery, 1928] - 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 First edition, first separate printing of "little tree". 12mo. Silver foil page facing title-page. Printed in green and orange. 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. Firmage A8 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Orlando

      New York: Crosby Gaige,, 1928. A Biography. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, publisher's device to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and seven photographic illustrations, including one of Virginia Woolf as Orlando. Armorial bookplate of Sir Frederick Richmond (1873–1953) to front pastedown. Spine slightly sunned, edges of boards a touch rubbed, corners gently bumped. Otherwise an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 136 of 861 numbered copies signed by the author on the verso of the half-title. This edition preceded the first UK edition by 9 days.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

      Faber&Gwyer, 1928. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the limitation page, numbered 105 out of only 260 copies, printed on hand-made paper, with rough-cut pages and a gilt top edge. The contents are beautifully whilte and clean, some light spotting to the endpapers, within blue buckram as issued, slightly rubbed, small corner crimps, one small ding on the top rear edge, and with the usual fading to the spine (gilt lettering near fine). A nice copy of the signed, limited edition of Sassoon's best known work.

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        DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE IN RURAL FRANCE; Sketches in lithograph, drypoint, pencil & wash...

      New York: Arch. Book Publ., 1928. Portfolio hardcover. Very Good. 55 lithos in a portfolio. Fmall folio with ties. Intro. & title page, 7pp. A fine fresh copy! Original drypoint etching signed in pencil by Chamberlain with tissue guard.

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        Gospel of the Goat

      Chicago: Pascal Covici, Publisher. Very Good. 1928. First Limited Edition. 1/4 Morocco. Sunstained boards; nameplate ("William Hawes Smith") to front pastedown; corners badly bumped and rubbed; lacking spine ; No. 52 of 100 copies; 30 full-page lithographs; introduction by C.J. Bulliet ; Folio .

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        The Voiage and Travaille of Sir John Maundevile Knt. Which treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with other Ilands and Countreyes

      New York: Random House, 1928. Folio, (4), 158 pp., with 31 illustrations by Valenti Angelo. Also, 34 initials and numerous paragraph marks illuminated by hand by Valenti Angelo. Original William Wheeler binding of wooden boards, morocco backstrip, in original slipcase. A fine copy as issued. Limited to 150 copies. In terms of design and execution, this is thought by many to be the most desirable book of the Press. Art of the Printed Book, p. 47 and # 114. Grabhorn Bibliography # 107.&

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        The Tower

      MacMillan and Co, 1928-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. True first edition. London: Macmillan and Company, 1928. 110 p. + 2 pgs. of ads at rear. Olive cloth with beautiful bright gilt decorations by T. Sturge Moore, whose initials are present on the front cover (they are missing from the subsequent American printing). First British edition, first printing. (Correct first. Dated title page with no additional printings indicated on copyright page.) Near Fine hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Nice association copy: ownership signature of author and socialite Julia Ellsworth Ford on front end paper, else fine; she was a friend of Yeats. An attractive copy of a beautifully-designed book. One of only 2,00 copies ever printed.

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        Utgitt av Norsk Slektshistorisk Forening.

      Oslo., . 1928-58. Leks8vo. Originale skinnryggbind med enkel ryggforgylling og tittelfelter i rødt og svart. Noen illustrasjoner.. Enkelt ebruksspor

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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