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        SPECIMEN BOOK OF TYPES & ORNAMENTS.|A

      London: Published for the Curwen Press by The Fleuron Ltd, 1928. cloth, leather spine label, top edge gilt. 101286|109545|109638|109724/PR. Type Specimens. small 4to. cloth, leather spine label, top edge gilt. ix, 229, (13) pages. Limited to 135 numbered copies. The first of the three type specimen books issued by the Curwen Press. Contains a two page prefatory note by Oliver Simon. This is followed by demonstrations of 15 type faces, initial letters, borders and printers' flowers, ornaments, head-pieces, vignettes, etc. Includes the work of Claud Lovat Fraser, Paul Nash, Albert Rutherston, Randolph Schwabe, and Percy Smith. A magnificent specimen book printed on fine paper. Small foxing spot at the fore-edge of a few leaves.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Sawdust and Solitude

      Boston: Little Brown, 1928. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Circus and animal training. Published Boston: Little Brown, 1928, first printing. 8vo., x+230 pp., illustrated with b/w plates. Edited By Courtney Ryley Cooper. Tan cloth with red titles, top edge tinted red. One page opened roughly, else very good plus, clean, bright, unworn, in very good dust jacket with original publisher's wrap around band. Jacket and band are color faded at the spine, band is split at the spine, but complete. Very scarce. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Vintage Photograph: MAQUETTE OF THE STAGE DESIGN BY V. SHESTAKOV FOR THE PLAY "GORE UMU" (Meyerhold Theater. Producer V. Meyerhold)

      [Moscow, 1928?] 9-1/4 x 11-3/4 Original vintage photo. Inscribed on verso. Fragile condition. [Meyerhold, Vsevolod (1874-1940): a famous Russian and Soviet Avant-garde theater producer and actor. Founder and producer of the famous Meyerhold Theater. Worked with Mayakovsky, Malevich, Rodchenko, Stepanova, Popova, etc. - Shestakov, Victor: Well-known Avant-garde theater artist (Constructivism). Worked with Meyerhold. - Rare] Please see the picture..

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        THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER With Decorations by Ernest. H. Shepard

      E. P. Dutton & Co, Inc. New York. 1928. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Large paper issue on hand made paper. One of 250 copies, numbered and signed by Milne and Shepard. Large 8vo. (9 x 7.2 inches). Publishers yellow paper covered boards with green lettering to the front and illustrations to both panels. Green cloth spine with a printed paper label. Green endpapers. 3 very faint and small marks to the plain green endpapers and a bump to the outer corner of the rear board otherwise a stunningly bright, fresh and clean copy. In the publishers original paper covered box with professional repairs to the edge panels of both the top and bottom but the main panels, including the illustrated top of the box, are generally clean and sound. A highly desirable copy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Postures

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1928. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine faded, light spotting to cloth, partial toning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits professionally repaired on the verso. First edition, first impression of the author's first novel, a fictionalised account of her affair with Ford Madox Ford and the breakdown of her first marriage to Willem Lenglet. This volume, which followed her 1927 book of short stories, The Left Bank, was republished the following year under the title Quartet. Rare in the dust jacket, particularly in such excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Perversity. Translated by Ford Madox Ford.

      Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1928 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in red and black, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket removed from rear pastedown. A few spots to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with very slightly faded spine panel. First English language edition, first impression. Though the title page states that the translator was Ford Madox Ford, this edition was actually translated by Jean Rhys, who was his lover in Paris during the mid 1920s.

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        The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.

      Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1928 - Octavo. Original tan linen-backed boards, grey-green paper sides, white paper title label to spine, titles black to front board, grey-green endpapers. With an unprinted paper jacket. Uncut. A superb copy. First edition, first impression; 400 copies printed. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Death of Synge and Other Passages from an Old Diary

      Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1928 - First edition, published by the poet's sister Elizabeth Corbet Yeats in an edition of only 400 copies. 8vo. 35, [3] pp. Original linen and boards. Fine in glassine. Bookplate. Wade 162; Miller 41 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fife K Cambria Racing towards the Finish Line

      - Fine Art digital print. Black & White. Size: 35.5 x 54.5 cm. (14 x 21½ inches) Fine condition. Mounted size: 53 x 74 cm . Limited Edition 6/250. Signed by the photorapher The Fife K Cambria Racing towards the finish line in Le Voiles De St Tropez race, Southern France. She was built by the world renowned William Fife and Son, Fairlie, Scotland in 1928. 'Ingrid Abery is a photographer specialising in sailing and power boating. She captures the action at regattas around the world including events such as the America's cup and the Olympic Games'.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Annabel Lee and Other Poems

      (London, c. 1928). Small quarto. 33pp. Signed by Alberto Sangorski. A unique manuscript on vellum, designed, illuminated, and calligraphed by Sangorski. A stunning work containing the title poem and five others: "To the River," "Dream Land," "The Sleeper," "To One in Paradise," and "Fairy Land." With an illuminated full-page frontispiece portrait of Poe elaborately framed in a colorful floral border with cherubs at each corner. The title-page is decorated with a large initial "A," the open portion of which frames a portrait of Annabel Lee, and a full border in burnished gold. The manuscript also contains four full-page illuminations and three half-page or smaller illuminations; sixteen large initials, some with full borders and others with intricate border extensions in gilt, blue, green, white, and black; and twelve similar small initials. Leaves separated by silk guards. In an exquisite binding of full morocco by Riviere and Son, studded with a total of thirty-five jewels including twenty-four seed pearls, seven rubies, and four amethysts. The upper cover features a sunken ovular panel of green morocco, and on top of this a three-dimensional onlay of brown morocco in the design of an eagle, the eye of which is formed by a small ruby. The eagle is perched atop a brown and turquoise shield bearing the author's initials in gilt. The green background panel is decorated with a field of gilt stars at the eagle's head and an intricate floral design, also gilt, spreading out below the eagle's wings. The remainder of the front cover is decorated with a floral pattern of brown, green, yellow, and red morocco against a purple background. An outer border contains a flower-and-vine design amid dense pointillé within ten panels of intersecting strapwork. The panels are demarcated with ten evenly spaced onlays of red morocco, which are set with the various jewels, the four largest, the amethysts, at the corners. The back cover features an oval center piece of turquoise morocco, lettered in gilt with the titles of the six poems. This is set within a narrow framing device of brown morocco, which in turn is framed by a large ovular inlay of turquoise morocco adorned with maroon and blue flowers. The whole is set within a red morocco frame intricately gilt decorated with a repeating flower-and-stem design and elaborate corner pieces of purple, yellow, green, and blue morocco. Spine in six compartments, gilt lettered in two and with floral design amid pointillé in the others. Light brown morocco doublures with an interweaving floral and strapwork border of variously colored morocco inlays. A.e.g. All in all, this is a gorgeous work of the highest artistry and craftsmanship both inside and out, similar to the Keats volume created by the same team. Extremely fine in a green morocco box, the spine of which is separated from the box's bottom compartment, and which shows some rubbing to the leather and one small closed tear.

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        Law of Success, The: In Sixteen Lessons (8 Volume Set)

      Ralston University Press 1928 - Meriden, CT: The Ralston University Press, 1928. 8 Vols. First Edition, First Printing, complete eight volume set, with each volume containing two lessons. First issue dark blue/black cloth binding. Laid in is an original Law of Success questionnaire, as well as an official Napoleon Hill Foundation bookplate, which has been signed by Napoleon Hill with the dedication space left blank. The books range from Good to Very Good condition, with some light signs of age. The finish is a bit flaky, slightly dusty, and a few volumes show some light loss and wear, mainly on the spines. Rubbing to stamping on front boards and spines. Clean pages, sound binding. Offsetting to endpapers. Front free end papers show light evidence of erased pencil. The text also occasionally shows light evidence of erased pencil markings, and may contain a few light pencil marks although seems completely clean. The pages are lightly age toned, and there is a one inch tear to the first page of lesson thirteen. A very attractive set, extremely scarce and very well preserved. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (There was a Little Magpie)

      Paris, Edition Jeanne Bucher., 1928. MIRO, JOAN (1893-1983). HIRTZ, LISE. IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (THERE WAS ONCE A SMALL MAGPIE)Drawings in color by Joan Miro. A folio of 8pp. of pochoir prints. Enclosed in the ORIGINAL LINEN FOLIOin pearl grey background, with black and green letters and lined with black paper. 11 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 5/8. RARE. Enclosed in a black linen contemporary clam shell box. Her first publication was as Lisa Hirtz: Il était une petite pie [There was a little magpie] (with 8 pochoirs by Joan Miró) in 1928. She was the editor of Le Phare de Neuilly, which frequently published articles relating to surrealism.Miro created one of the most imaginative books for children and far beyond its time. Joan Miro was studying art in Barcelona.He moved to Paris in 1919, he was introduced to a surrealists group in 1924 by his neighbor Andre Masson, who shared his studio. He found among these artists the inspiration necessary for his work. But it was his humor that dominated his creations, especially the black humor of the surrealists. In August 1927 Paul Eluard sent Miro the poems of Lisa Hirtz (born Ann - Marie Meyer), a friend of Breton. She was married to Paul Deharme (1898-1934), one of the pioneers of Radio France. Her first publication was as Lisa Hirtz: Il était une petite pie [There was a little magpie] (with 8 pochoirs by Joan Miró) in 1928. She was the editor of Le Phare de Neuilly, which frequently published articles relating to surrealism. In October 1927 Miro completed the gouaches, a part of which would be executed for the 8 plates of this book. Jeanne Bucher (1872-1946) completed the book in 1928. The artistic involvement of the editor was an integral part of the work of preserving the creation of the avant-garde. Lisa Hirtz published Une Petite Pie in Pierre Chareau's gallery, where she had opened her bookstore in 1925. Her interest in children's books was inspired by her grandson, Pierre. Eight gouaches were executed for the colored in plates which were created by Saudet. Edition is limited to 300 copies. Printed on Arches. Signed and dedicated by Lise Hirtz to Jane de Margerie. Jean Bucher, (Un Galerie d'avant garde (1925-1946) Skira 1994. Eluard and his Painter Friends. Sante George Pompideau, 1992

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        Law of Success, The: In Sixteen Lessons (8 Volume Set)

      Ralston University Press, 1928-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Meriden, CT: The Ralston University Press, 1928. 8 Vols. First Edition, First Printing, complete eight volume set, with each volume containing two lessons. First issue dark blue/black cloth binding. Laid in is an original Law of Success questionnaire, as well as an official Napoleon Hill Foundation bookplate, which has been signed by Napoleon Hill with the dedication space left blank. The books range from Good to Very Good condition, with some light signs of age. The finish is a bit flaky, slightly dusty, and a few volumes show some light loss and wear, mainly on the spines. Rubbing to stamping on front boards and spines. Clean pages, sound binding. Offsetting to endpapers. Front free end papers show light evidence of erased pencil. The text also occasionally shows light evidence of erased pencil markings, and may contain a few light pencil marks although seems completely clean. The pages are lightly age toned, and there is a one inch tear to the first page of lesson thirteen. A very attractive set, extremely scarce and very well preserved.

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        IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (There was a Little Magpie)

      Paris, Edition Jeanne Bucher., 1928. MIRO, JOAN (1893-1983). HIRTZ, LISE. IL ETAIT UNE PETITE PIE (THERE WAS ONCE A SMALL MAGPIE) Drawings in color by Joan Miro. A folio of 8pp. of pochoir prints. Enclosed in the ORIGINAL LINEN FOLIO in pearl grey background, with black and green letters and lined with black paper. 11 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 5/8. RARE. Enclosed in a black linen contemporary clam shell box. Her first publication was as Lisa Hirtz: Il était une petite pie [There was a little magpie] (with 8 pochoirs by Joan Miró) in 1928. She was the editor of Le Phare de Neuilly, which frequently published articles relating to surrealism. Miro created one of the most imaginative books for children and far beyond its time. Joan Miro was studying art in Barcelona.He moved to Paris in 1919, he was introduced to a surrealists group in 1924 by his neighbor Andre Masson, who shared his studio. He found among these artists the inspiration necessary for his work. But it was his humor that dominated his creations, especially the black humor of the surrealists. In August 1927 Paul Eluard sent Miro the poems of Lisa Hirtz (born Ann - Marie Meyer), a friend of Breton. She was married to Paul Deharme (1898-1934), one of the pioneers of Radio France. Her first publication was as Lisa Hirtz: Il était une petite pie [There was a little magpie] (with 8 pochoirs by Joan Miró) in 1928. She was the editor of Le Phare de Neuilly, which frequently published articles relating to surrealism. In October 1927 Miro completed the gouaches, a part of which would be executed for the 8 plates of this book. Jeanne Bucher (1872-1946) completed the book in 1928. The artistic involvement of the editor was an integral part of the work of preserving the creation of the avant-garde. Lisa Hirtz published Une Petite Pie in Pierre Chareau's gallery, where she had opened her bookstore in 1925. Her interest in children's books was inspired by her grandson, Pierre. Eight gouaches were executed for the colored in plates which were created by Saudet. Edition is limited to 300 copies. Printed on Arches. Signed and dedicated by Lise Hirtz to Jane de Margerie. Jean Bucher, (Un Galerie d'avant garde (1925-1946) Skira 1994. Eluard and his Painter Friends. Sante George Pompideau, 1992

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        Svenska lantmäteriet 1628-1928. I-III.

      Historisk skildring. Utgiven av Sällskapet för utgivande av Lantmäteriets Historia. Stockholm 1928. Del I-II Text. Del III Kartreproduktioner. VIII,(1),629;(6),614;7 s. + 41 kartor med en sida text till varje. Halvfranskaband, övre guldsnitt på textvolymerna. Något fläckade ryggar. (P.A. Norstedt & söners Bokbinderi, Stockholm). 29,5 x 22 cm.. Nr 67 av 160 numrerade exemplar

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        Decline and Fall. An illustrated novelette.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1928 - Octavo. Original red and black decorated cloth, titles to spine gilt. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and toned, cloth a little rubbed at extremities, closed repaired tear to cloth at head of spine, a few small spots to upper board, occasional faint spots to contents. A very good copy. Illustrations by the author. First edition, first impression of Waugh's landmark first novel. The first issue with the correct points on pages 168 & 169. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CANDIDE

      New York: Random House, 1928. No. 62 of 95 copies of this first Random House offering, with hand-colored illustrations, signed by Kent. Patterned cloth with russet leather spine with four raised bands and title in gilt. Gilt top edge. Small smear of what appears to be tan watercolor paint on front free endpaper. Very faintest trace of wear to spine ends (nearly invisible). Beautiful copy, in nice slipcase with "62" written very small on spine, and light wear to corners.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Rockwell Kent. About 11 By 8 Inches.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Considérations sur la gravure originale

      Bruxelles: La Gravure Originale Belge, 1928. Livre. Illus. by Jean-Emile Laboureur. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. Bruxelles, La Gravure Originale Belge, 1928. 25,5 x 29,5 cm, in-4 oblong à l'italienne, 19 pp. - gravure à l'eau-forte de Laboureur en frontispice (encartée) - 1 burin hors texte et un autre en cul-de-lampe par Emile-H. Tielemans, broché, couverture beige rempliée et imprimée. Edition originale rare de ce texte de J.-E. Laboureur sur son art. Tirage à 115 exemplaires, tous sur Arches, dont 15 HC (n° 36). Deux petites taches en tête de la couverture, sinon parfait. (MONOD, 6621 ; inconnu de Sylvain Laboureur).

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        C.F. Ramuz *

      Sans nom ni lieu (1928). - Affichette 22 x 31, impression noire sur papier jaune oeuf, pli central légèrement marqué. Publicité imprimée pour l'obtention par l'auteur du prix Gottfried Keller 1928, rédigée en langue allemande et ymagée d'un (austère) portrait de l'auteur gravé sur bois par (Maximillien) Vox, destinée aux lecteurs des librairies d'outre-röstis et recensant quatre titres qui y furent publiés. L'imagerie provient du recueil collectif "Pour ou contre Ramuz", paru en 1926 en numéro spécial consacré à l'auteur dans les Cahiers de la Quinzaine; le dit portrait y figure, en format à peine supérieur, en frontispice.Quant à d'autres représentations du visage de l'auteur, photographiques, gravées ou dessinées, suffit de demander.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Framyard Cottage from Scenes of the French Countryside

      1928. Stone lithograph on Rives wove paper. Sheet size: 30 x 40 cm. Soft crease to the margin of the lower right corner hidden by the mount. Signed in the stone by Fry. The image is probably from around Cassis, South of France. Fry took up lithography in 1927. Only a handful of farmyard and landscape scenes were executed in this medium as Fry chose to concentrate mainly on church interiors.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1928. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Partial toning to rear pastedown. A bright, fresh copy in the jacket that is very lightly rubbed at the extremities with faintly toned spine panel and a small, faint spot of dampstain to the edge of the upper panel. First edition, first impression. A lovely copy, rare in such excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1928. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original brown calf, titles and decorations to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Housed in a blue slipcase. 8 colour plates and black and white illustrations throughout. An excellent copy. First Edition in publisher's deluxe binding.

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        OEdipe-roi, suivi de Roméo et Juliette.

      - Paris, Librairie Plon, 1928. In-8, broché, couverture bleue imprimée, 3 dessins par Cocteau (petits manques à la couverture). Edition en partie originale, UN DES 12 exemplaires sur Lafuma hors-commerce, agrémenté d'un bel ENVOI autographe signé de Cocteau à son ami le comte Etienne de BEAUMONT et à son épouse, à qui il offre "de tout [son] coeur, ce tirage moins indigne de [leur] amitié". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        WAILING WELL

      Stanford Dingley: The Mill House Press,. 1928. original tan linen with orange linen shelf back, spine panel lettered in gold, all edges untrimmed.. Binding just a bit bowed, a near fine copy without dust jacket as. issued. (#77282). First edition. Limited to 157 copies of which this is one of 150 unsigned numbered copies with title page printed in black. "Ironic horror, set at Eton ... Told with grisly humor, poking fun at aspects of public school life." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 916. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 289. Currey, p. [261].

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        WILLY POGANY'S MOTHER GOOSE

      1928. 2. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. WILLY POGANY'S MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Nelson (1928). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), blue cloth, elaborate gilt pictorial cover and spine, top edge gilt, FINE IN ORIGINAL COLOR PICTORIAL WRAPPER! (wrapper VG+ very slightly frayed). 1st edition, 1st issue (with mis-spelling of "lalch" for "latch" in "Crosspatch" verse) of one of the most lively and colorful versions of Mother Goose. Artfully designed and illustrated with many full page color illustrations. There are also black and whites or color illustrations on each page of text, with words arranged around and through the pictures. The dust wrapper design is not repeated in the text and is also a Deco masterpiece. Really the ultimate art deco children's book, quite difficult to find in such nice condition in the dw.

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        INICIAL (1928-1929).

      - 1ª edición. 8º mayor (22 cm.) 72 p. Encuadernado en rústica. Buen estado, pequeños desperféctos en tapas. Lugar: Valladolid, Editorial: Colección Meseta, Año: 1929 Otros datos: Materia: Generacion del 27., Edición: 1 Edición

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        Transmission of Information

      New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1928. First Edition. Wrappers. Very Good. 375-637 pages. Errata slip bound in before first page. Minor browning to the wrappers and wear to the extremities. Original blue printed wrappers, entire issue offered. Scarce thus. 'In the first paragraph of his 1948 paper on "A mathematical theory of communication" ...Claude Shannon acknowledged his debt to two earlier works. The first was Nyquist's "Certain factors affecting telegraph speed" published in 1924, ... and the second was Hartley's "Transmission of Information". Hartley, a research engineer at Bell Laboratories, wanted to establish a quantitative measure to compare the capacities of various types of communications systems - telephone, television, etc.-to transmit information.' (Origins of Cyberspace 316). In Bell System Technical Journal 7, pages 535-63.

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        Behind That Curtain. (A Charlie Chan Mystery.)

      Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1928., 1928. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 8vo., pp. 337. Publisher's yellow cloth, moderate general wear, light soiling, corner bumped. Contemporary owner's inscription, otherwise very clean internally. Very Good indeed. In bright VG+ dustwrapper, lightly creased with small loss to top edge and a few minor closed tears. A Charlie Chan Mystery. Howard Haycraft; Murder For Pleasure. Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction

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        "Über die Streuung von Strahlung durch freie Elektronen nach der neuen relativistischen Quantendynamik von Dirac" in Zeitschrift für Physik Vol. 52, 1929, pp. 853-868. With: Gamow, George. "Zur Quantentheorie des Atomkerns" in Zeitschrift für Physik, Vol. 51, 1928, pp. 204-212. von Laue, Max. "Notiz sur Quantentheorie des Atomkerns”" in Zeitschrift für Physik Vol. 52, 1929, pp. 726-734.

      First edition of the Klein-Nishina formula, one of the first results obtained from the study of quantum electrodynamics. Consideration of relativistic and quantum mechanical effects allowed development of an accurate equation for the scattering of radiation from a target electron. The Klein–Nishina formula gives the differential cross section of photons scattered from a single free electron in lowest order of quantum electrodynamics. Volume 51, included here, contains the first application of quantum mechanics to the inner workings of the atom, and as such, the first successful explanation of the behavior of radioactive elements using quantum theory. “In 1928, Gamow described the theory of the alpha decay of a nucleus via tunneling -- the first successful explanation of the behavior of radioactive elements using quantum theory. According to classical physics, it takes an enormous amount of energy to pull apart the nucleus of an atom, and particles are confined to the nucleus because of the high energy requirement to escape the very strong potential. In quantum mechanics, however, there is a finite probability that the particle can “tunnel” through the potential and escape (alpha decay), as Gamow demonstrated from first principles through a relationship between the half-life of the particle and the energy of the emission” (physicsoftheuniverse.com). “The powerful but short-range force that holds the nucleus together defines a potential barrier, a hill of energy that the alpha particle has to either get over or go through. The alpha is therefore like a marble in a dog dish. Classically, if the alpha does not have enough energy to roll out of the dish, it will stay there forever. From the viewpoint of wave mechanics, the reason that a marble cannot roll out of a dog bowl is just that its wave function does not have a tail that extends outside the bowl, and this is because the de Broglie wavelength of an ordinary marble is much smaller than the marble itself. Gamow showed (by means of skillful approximation) that the tail of the alpha’s wave packet extends outside the nucleus, so that there is a probability for the alpha to tunnel through the barrier. He thus defined the phenomenon of barrier penetration, which was soon found to occur in many quantum mechanical contexts. It is another example of quantum mechanics allowing something to happen that would be impossible classically (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 108). Max von Laue’s paper in the second volume (52) provides a few mathematical corrections to Gamow’s calculations. CONDITION & DETAILS: Three papers in two complete volumes. Zeitschrift für Physik Volumes 51 and 52. 8vo. Bound in black cloth over marbled paper boards; library labels removed with very slight ghosting visible. Minor rubbing at the edges of each volume; small loss of paper to the front board of 51; one loose page in 52. Handsomely, tightly and solidly bound. Near pristine throughout the interior.

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        "The Happy Warrior, Alfred E. Smith : a Study of a Public Servant / by Franklin D. Roosevelt"

      "Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928 (Cambridge : The Riverside Press) " "Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928 (Cambridge : The Riverside Press) ", 1928. 1st Edition. "Subjects: Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944. Presidential candidates--United States. Notes: ""Presentation address nominating Governor Smith at the Democratic National Convention in Houston, June 1928""--P. [25] to end. Of Roosevelt's first book. " "Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request. "

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        POINT COUNTER POINT

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1928 - Price intact Price, Net, $2.50" "October 11th" Article from New York American 11/11/1928 "Will limit all printing to 1000 copies." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: beat book shop]
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        The Gangs of New York

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. 382 pp. Illustrated. First edition, first printing. (Dated 1928 on title page. No additional printings indicated on copyright page.) Near fine hardcover in Good original jacket that presents better than that. Clean pages. Light wear at edges, bumping to corners, else fine. Jacket is unusually nice-looking but a foolish former owner put clear masking tape all over the verso and slightly trimmed the front flap. The tape is visible only at the tips and the jacket is impressive otherwise-- no fading to spine panel, just a bit of light chipping and rubbing at edges and a few light nicks, price intact ($4.00). Scarce thus.True crime author Herbert Asbury's most famous work, which was the basis of Martin Scorsese's 2002 film starring Leonard DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. An enjoyable read that's held up well over the years.

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        Le boy de sa majesté.

      René Kieffer 1928 - - René Kieffer, Paris _1928, 20,5x26,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar, le nôtre non justifié car hors commerce, seul tirage avec 10 Japon. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Ouvrage illustré de 7 bois gravés originaux de Frans Masereel. Deux petits manques sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos, légères piqûres sur les gardes. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 748 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hafriyat al-Fustat (Majmu`at al-manazir al-futughrafiyah). Fouilles dal Foustât (Album de photographies).

      Cairo, Mathaf al-Fann al-Islami, 1928. - Folio (280 x 382 mm). (2), 5, (1) pp., 32 photographic plates. Original green half cloth with printed covers. First Arabic edition. Atlas of plates intended to accompany Aly Bahgat's 1928 Arabic translation of the original French edition of his "Fouilles dal Foustât" (Paris, 1921). The city of Fustat, the first capital of Egypt under Arab rule, reached its peak in the 12th century, with a population of approximately 200,000. It was the center of administrative power in Egypt until it was ordered burned in 1168 by its own vizier, Shawar, to keep its wealth out of the hands of the invading Crusaders. The remains of the city were eventually absorbed by nearby Cairo. Today, Fustat is part of Old Cairo, with few buildings remaining from its days as capital, though there have been many archaeological digs which have taken advantage of the wealth of buried material in the area. Many ancient items recovered from the site are on display in Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art. - Table of contents and captions in Arabic and French. At head of title: Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyah / Musée de l'Art Arabe. - Corners insignificantly bumped; altogether well-preserved. OCLC 28312546. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come-

      London: Cresset Press, Printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1928. (CRESSET PRESS) Copy VIII of 10 sets on Roman vellum (from the complete edition of 205 copies). 3 vols., 4to 14 x 9-3/4 inches (36.5 x 24.5 cm). 10 full-page engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton and Gertrude Hermes. Bound in full polished burnt orange niger morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, bindings with metal fore-edge clasps, a.e.g. Small institutional bookplate (the memorial book label of the James A. H. Bell fund), very minor wear to the porfolio. Housed with the portfolio containing the extra signed suite in a felt-lined folding box with a fold-down lid . The portfolio contains an extra suite of the engravings signed on Japanese tissue in passe-partout mounts. A splendid copy of one of the finest of all editions of the Pilgrim's Progress, illustrated by the husband-and-wife team of Blair Hughes-Stanton and Gertrude Hermes

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

      DODD, MEAD & COMPANY PUB 1928, NEW YORK NY - PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL ORANGE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH SPINE AND FRONT COVER TITLES LETTERED IN BLACK, DECORATED PATTERENED ENDPAPERS, AND ORANGE TOP EDGE STAIN. BOOK HAS MODEST COLOR-FADE TO THE SPINE BUT OTHERWISE IS BRIGHT WITH A TOUCH OF DUST SOIL TO THE BINDING AND TEXT IS UNMARKED. JUAN OLIVER'S DECORATED D.J. IS VERY NICE WITH A COUPLE OF SMALL CHIPS AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE PANEL, A SMALL PIECE MISSING AT THE TOP FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER, A COUPLE OF SHORT EDGE TEARS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Index Testaceologicus; Or A Catalogue Of shells, British And Foreign, Arranged According to The Linnean System; With the Latin And English Names, References To Authors, And Places Where Found

      London: W. Wood, 1928. Second edition Corrected and Revised. Hardcover. Early 20th century half brown calf with red leather spine label, marbled boards and matching edges. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 212, 57 pages. 22 x 14 cm. Thirty eight hand-colored plates representing 2300 figures, and Supplement with eight hand-colored plates showing 480 figures. Alphabetical Index. References From Lamarck's "Animaux Sans Vertebres," adapted to the Figures In the "Index Testaceologicus," located in the Supplement. Three pages of adverts at rear. Other than some minor offsetting to text opposite plates, fresh copy with plates particularly bright.

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        Gospel of the Goat, Thirty Lithographs [signed]

      Pascal Covivi Chicago: Pascal Covivi, 1928. First lithograph signed by King in pencil, most likely a presentation copy inscribed by the artist to artist Oscar Strobel signed with a "?"Limited edition of only 100 numbered copies, this copy not numbered (out of series) 33 magnificent black & white lithographs each measuring 11" x 14", printed tissue guards, bound in gray paper covered boards backed in black morocco, paper label printed in black to upper board, spine plain, wear to corners, spine ends chipped, internally clean without foxing. Very scarce.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Folio.

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        Original vintage portrait photograph of Asta Nielsen.

      Measuring 28 x 22 cm (height x width). Apart from two small scratches besides her head, in a fine condition. In a contemporary frame.. Inscribed by Asta Nielsen: ' Til Anna Larsen / som fandt det Liv vi alle söger / Asta Nielsen / Berlin 1928' [Anna Larsen, who found the life we all are seeking].** A fine portrait photo of the great Danish silent film actress Die Asta, who became an international star with her highly erotic acting style. She made Berlin her professional, and the photograph is taken at the height of her career. The inscription is to the Danish actress Anna Larssen (Bjørner)

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        All Kneeling, by Anne Parrish

      New York, London, Harper & Brothers 1928 - Description: 5 p. L. , 322, [2] p. 20 cm. Subjects: Parrish, Anne 1888-1957., Paul Venck designed dw. Near fine cloth copy in a good if slightly edge-nicked and lightly dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 1 Kg. 322 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "All Kneeling, by Anne Parrish"

      "New York, London, Harper & Brothers" "New York, London, Harper & Brothers", 1928. Stated 1st Edition. "Description: 5 p. L. , 322, [2] p. 20 cm. Subjects: Parrish, Anne 1888-1957., Paul Venck designed dw." "Near fine cloth copy in a good if slightly edge-nicked and lightly dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. "

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        Lost Spirituals. With Thirty-Six Illustrations by Kenneth K. Pointer. And Forty-One Plates of Musical Composition as Composed by Negroes and Set Down in Music by the Author.

      New York: Walter Neale, 1928 - Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in brown, paste-on to upper board. Boards spotted and faded, small piece of jacket adhered to upper board, endpapers partially tanned, contents toned. A very good copy in the rubbed, chipped, and spotted jacket with some short closed tears. Frontispiece, illustrations and musical notation throughout the text. First edition, first printing. Rare in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Charles Cotton and his River

      Manchester Sherratt & Hughes 1928. VG : in very good condition with chipped and torn dust jacket. Minor yellowing to pages 1st edition Green hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering 279mm x 213mm (11" x 8"). ix, 191pp. 13 full-page plates and 5 pairs of mounted chapter head/tail-pieces. The Beresford Vale. Cotton wrote part II of Izaac Walton's 'Compleat Angler' (5th edition, 1676) and was born at his father's estate of Beresford, Staffordshire, England. His father was a warm friend of Ben Jonson, Selden, Donne and other illustrious men. As a boy, Cotton travelled in Europe and, in 1656, married Isabella, half-sister of the regicide John Hutchinson. Though a sincere loyalist, he seems to have lived securely enough under Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth. He inherited his father's estates on the latter's death in 1658, although unprosperous lawsuits led to their gradual decline. In 1653, Izaac Walton published the 'Compleat Angler', one of the most successful English language books ever - reprinted 300 times! Walton and Cotton were close friends and addressed each other as Father and Son. In 1674, Cotton finished his Fishing-House at Beresford, complete with his and Walton's initials entwined in cipher over its entrance. Walton recorded his visit there in the second edition of his book. Around that time, with Walton's approval, Cotton agreed to write some "particular Directions for the taking of a Trout". Thus, in 1676, appeared 'How to angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear stream' as part II of the fifth edition of the 'Compleat Angler'.This illustrated book is a commentary on Cotton's life, his poetry and - above all - his delightful angling treatise. Best of all, it evokes that wonderful rolling countryside in the valley of the River Dove (where Stuart, the co-owner of the shop grew up!).

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        Il bottaio. Manuale pratico per la fabbricazione (a mano e meccanica), depurazione, conservazione, misurazione delle botti e dei barili. Seconda edizione riveduta ed ampliata da F.A. Sannino con un prontuario per la cuba

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1928, 16mo leg. orig. bella cop. ill. pp. 246 con 121 fig. n.t.

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