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      Paris Mornay 1928. 14.9x20.5 cm., 407 pp., édition avec des illustrations de George Barbier en couleurs et en n/b, relié demi-maroquin vert à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires dont 839 exemplaires sur rives numérotés de 162 à 1000.

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        Shadows Of The Sun First Series

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1928. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1928. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. stiff white wrappers printed in red and black. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 142 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Limited edition, one of 44 copies, this copy not numbered, nor is there any auction record to indicate numbering for this First Series printing; however, the drawing by Crosby usually found in a sleeve, separately inserted in the text, and noted in the limitation is lacking. Half centimeter backstrip foot chipped away, covers a trifle dusty, interior contents fresh.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Anna Livia Plurabelle. With a Preface by Padraic Colum

      Crosby Gaige, New York 1928 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A magnificent copy SIGNED by James Joyce. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this limited edition of 800 copies SIGNED by the author with a custom acedate cover to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Joyce First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror

      London: Gollancz, 1928 London: Gollancz, 1928. First Edition of one of the great anthologies in the field. The introduction is an excellent historical overview, with much on Holmes. About fine in a dust jacket with a touch of spine fading.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. ]
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        Autograph working manuscript in condensed score of the Divagazioni sopra un'Allemanda di John Bull per Orch. [7 variazioni su un'Allemanda di John Bull], signed.

      - An Italian composer, conductor and critic, Guerrini studied with both Torchi and Busoni at the Bologna Liceo Musicale, going on to direct the Florence Conservatory (1928–47), the Bologna Conservatory (1947–9), and the Conservatorio di S Cecilia (1950–60)."His earlier music combines high seriousness, at times somewhat academic, with luxuriant chromatic harmony reminiscent of Bax or, more significantly, Alfano. The textures and orchestration sometimes suggest Strauss, as does Guerrini’s interest, around 1920, in the symphonic poem; and there are indications, too, of Ravel's influence. The most substantial and imaginative of his early works is his second published work in the genre, L’ultimo viaggio d’Odisseo, which shows his harmony and orchestration at their most evocative. Also notable, in this early period, are the chamber compositions: the Violin Sonata is typical, combining succulent chromaticism with reiterative thematic developments. In time Guerrini’s academicism grew more pronounced, while his tendency to romantic indulgence was tempered by a new, architectonic sobriety. His best work after 1930 is in religious music: the gravely expressive Missa pro defunctis, though conservative, is free from the tiredness that mars much of Guerrini’s later output. On a different line of development, the Sette variazioni sopra una sarabanda di Corelli may, in their ingenious rethinking of material from the remoter past, reflect the influence of his teacher Busoni." John C.G. Waterhouse in Grove online 48 pp. Folio (ca. 345 x 244 mm.). Unbound. Notated in both ink and pencil on 16-stave music manuscript paper. Heavily annotated with amendations and corrections throughout and including sketches and sections ultimately cancelled. Several movements dated by the composer at their conclusion, indicating that the work was written over a period of time extending from September (or earlier in 1962) to December of 1962 in Rome. Housed in a card folder with a presentation inscription from the composer's daughter Vittoria. With movements listed, together with performance times, to title as follows: "Tema - Allemanda del Duca di Brunswick (1:15), Balletto (.60), Passacaglia (2.42), Corrente (1.48), Siciliana (2.25), Gaglilarda (2.55), Sarabanda (3.50), Fanfara e Corale (5)." The order of the movements has been revised, both on the title and within the manuscript.

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        Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror

      London: Gollancz, 1928. London: Gollancz, 1928. First Edition of one of the great anthologies in the field. The introduction is an excellent historical overview, with much on Holmes. About fine in a dust jacket with a touch of spine fading.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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      Paris: , 1928 Paris, 1928. (Paris 1928) 4to, mustard cloth; front cover lettered in silver and black. Fine ( binding not raveled!) . Title page on translucent paper, portrait of Paul Poiret, half-title and introductory page of text. No other volume was published. Six title leaves precede each section: "Monsieur et Madame" (fashion and accessories), "La Maison", "La Table", "Fantasies" (gifts and bibelots) , "La Ville" (theaters and restaurants) and "Voyages et Sports". With 115 superb plates of Art Deco advertisements mounted on stubs, many in color, with designs by the noted graphic artists of the day, including Charles Martin, Dignimont, Boucher, Oberle, Bofa, Dyl, Foujita, Dufy, Cocteau, et al. Firms advertised include, Hermès, Lanvin, Callot Soeurs, Van Cleef & Arpels, Maxims, Moulin Rouge and many others. The last plate promotes the services of Devambez, the firm that produced this album and many other innovative publicity pieces. Collated complete with 115 advertising plates and six section headings.. Cloth.. Fine.. 4to.

      [Bookseller: marilyn braiterman rare books ]
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        ENCICLOPEDIA STORICO - NOBILIARE ITALIANA. Famiglie nobili e titolate viventi, riconosciute dal R. Governo d'Italia.

      Enciclopedia Storico-Nobiliare Italiana 1928-1935 In - 8 gr., 9 volumi (6 di testo, 2 appendici + 1 Supplemento), mz. pelle coeva con angoli (abrasioni al dorso), conservate copertine originali, pp. 6.480 complessive, con numerose illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo, i disegni delle "armi" di tutte le famiglie considerate, e 62 bellissime tavole di "armi", a colori, fuori testo. L'opera e' preceduta da una iconografia dei Sommi Pontefici e di Casa Savoia, da un sintetico trattato di araldica, da una raccolta delle piu' importanti leggi vigenti in materia nobiliare e dai regolamenti che riguardano i vari cerimoniali presso la Corte d'Italia e quella Pontificia. Il Supplemento contiene un ?Saggio di bibliografia araldica italiana?, pp. 230 ed e? nella ristampa pubblicata dall?editore Forni nel 1997, brossura. Testo in buono stato (text in good condition).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Les amants de Tibur (illustrated by Carlegle)

      Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1928 - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION (published simultaneously with the unillustrated edition) of this novel by Benda. 5 full-page original hors-texte erotic art-deco woodcut illustrations by Carlegle. Woodcut ornaments by Carlegle, printed in sepia, on every page. From a total edition of 231 numbered copies, THIS IS THE UNIQUE COPY PRINTED ON FINE HANDMADE MONTVAL LAID PAPER. Justified and initialed in pencil by Louis Brun, Director of Editions Bernard Grasset, for whom this unique copy was printed (according to the printed justification). Large 8vo. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FULL CALF BY RONNIE DAELEMANS (signed), decorated with strips of Japan paper on the covers. Original covers and backstrip preserved. Matching slipcase. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Orlando. A Biography

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1928. London: The Hogarth Press,, 1928. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. In a specially made tan cloth solander box. Frontispiece and seven photographic illustrations including Virginia Woolf as Orlando. Light occasional foxing, endpapers lightly tanned, spine and edges of boards slightly sunned. First trade edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author to John Maynard Keynes's wife Lydia Lopokova on the front free endpaper, "Lydia from Virginia". Russian ballet dancer Lopokova became an unlikely member of the Bloomsbury group after marrying Keynes in 1925. Though the group initially snubbed Lopokova, Woolf eventually came to admire her for her charm and vivacity, evolving Septimus's wife Rezia from impressions she had of the dancer. Despite mixed reviews - which ranged from negative to glowing to simply confused - Woolf's hommage to androgyny and her former lover Vita Sackville-West was a run-away best-seller. During the first six months, Woolf's biographer James King notes, 8,104 copies were sold in England and 13,301 in the US. With Orlando, Woolf at last drew financial success and security from her writing. One of 5,080 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Der berglerische Edelbüchler. Fettschrift (sic!) der Gesellschaft alpiner Buecherfreunde e.V.

      (München, gedruckt in der Universitätsdoktordruckerei C. Wolf & Wölfle", 19. Juli 1928.. Ca. 27 x 21 cm. 31 S. (1) Seite. Mit Zeichnungen von Hans Nolpa. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Broschur mit Rückenschleife.. 1. Festgabe zur 1. Jahresversammlung der "Gesellschaft alpiner Bücherfreunde" E.V in Stuttgart am 13. Juli 1928! "Dieses Stück trägt die Nummer 1-300 und wurde von den Autoren in eigenhändiger Original-Daktyloscopie signiert". Mit zwei Original-Fingerabdrücken. Als Einband wurde eine Kinderbuchtapete der Fa. Tapetefabrik Franz Fischer & Sohn, München verwendet. "Titeletikette: Eigenhändig mit vernickelter Schere geschnitten von Fräulein Mia Treffler, Sekretärin der "Gesellschaft alpiner Bücherfreunde" in München"; "Druckfehler: Veranlaßt von der Schriftleitung Maro Waschmi, prompt ausgeführt von der Hoch-, Tief-, Flach-, Kreuz- und Querdruckerei Dr. C. Wolf & Wölfle in München". U.a. wird das "Ergebnis einer Rundfrage" zum "Problem des alpinen Romans" veröffentlicht, mit fingierten Antworten (mit faksimilierten Original-Unterschriften) von Thomas Mann, Alois Dreyer, Alphonse Daudet, Theodor v. Wundt, Franz Nieberl, Hans Barth u.a. Angekündigt wird auch die Herausgabe von "Meyers Konversationslexikon in siebzehn Bänden, Rucksack-Ausgabe für Bergsteiger in Dünndruck, in dünngeschabtes Lederhosenleder gebunden". Einband etwas fleckig und mit Randeinrissen. Seiten gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Rainer Kurz]
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        Die ägyptische Helena. Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Leipzig, Insel 1928. 4to. 95 S. Handgebundener Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel, Titelprägung u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Gerhard Prade, Leipzig).

      . . 1. Druck der Mainzer Presse, 1928 hergestellt für den Insel Verlag zu Leipzig. Eines von 75 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japanpapier in handgebundenem Ganzmaroquin. Der Druckvermerk eigenhändig von Hugo von Hofmannsthal signiert. Tadellos erhalten. - Rodenberg 511.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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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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      - GAINSBOURG Serge (1928 - 1991). Auteur, compositeur français. Document dactylographié avec une ligne manuscrite au dos. S.l.n.d. ; 1p in-4°. Document froissé. Document préparatoire à la publicité sur les Gitanes blondes, fumées par Gainsbourg, avec annotations correctives, biffures, d’une autre main. Au dos une ligne manuscrite de Gainsbourg biffée : « Salut c’est Gainsbourg je coupe »

      [Bookseller: Manuscripta]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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..

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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..

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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

      W. Collins and Sons & Co. Limited, London 1928 - The book is firmly bound in dark blue cloth, lettered and bordered in red, the boards are generally clean, though slightly rubbed and bumped to the extremities and with fading to the spine. The text block is age toned, dusty to the top edge and with some very minor foxing, it is free from inscriptions. The dust jacket is substantially restored, the front flap, most of the front panel, the majority of the spine, including importantly the 7/6 price, and part of the rear panel were present, but the rest had to be recreated. It is slightly toned and a little grubby, with minor crease marks. A very difficult early Christie title to find with any kind of original jacket surviving. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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      Paris, Editions EOS 1928 - Illustré de 15 lithographies originales en couleurs par Jean Marchand. Édition tirée à 225 exemplaires. Celui-ci (n°19) un des 25 de tête sur JAPON avec une suite en noir. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, Éditions EOS 1928. Pages volantes sous couverture rempliée imprimée, protégée par un film de soie. Texte encadré d'un filet rouge. Chemise cartonnée avec étui et étiquette de titre au dos. Très bon état. Format in-folio (35x26). Edition illustrée

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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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