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      1928. Very Good. NORRIS, Frank. THE COLLECTED WORKS. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. The Argonaut Manuscript Edition, 1/245 numbered sets, With an "Original Manuscript Page from McTeague [chapter 14] by Frank Norris" in the publisher envelope. Complete in 10 octavo volumes, with portrait frontispiece. The spines are uniformly sunned and there are a few nicks along the edges overall a very good set in white paper boards that have a occasional foxing and light soil stamped in gilt, sides with orange paper bands and corners, t.e.g. This is the best collected edition of Frank Norris.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Writings of Frank Norris

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. Spines a little browned, a few with some spattering of brown spots, occasional light rubbing of edges, and dust soiling, bookplate a fine set. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Storia dei pittori italiani dell'Ottocento. Vol.I: Introduzione generale

      Milano,: L'Esame" Edizioni d'Arte Moderna, 1928,. (Edizione unica in 1000 esemplari numerata in num.arabi). 2,5,pp.660,630, 641 39 tricromiesu tavv.a col.ft. t.pelle, nervi ai dorsi, taglio oro.(esemplare in

      [Bookseller: Libreria Chiari]
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        Malleus Maleficarum. Translated with an Introduction, Bibliography and Notes by the Rev. Montague Summers.

      London: John Rodker, 1928.. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Limited edition of 1275 copies, this copy number 1270, printed on specially made Dutch paper. Large octavo pp. xlv, 278. Finely bound in recent half red morocco leather, retaining original buckram cloth boards with Papal gilt stamp to upper, raised bands with gilt titles and cross centres to spine. Top edge gilt, others trimmed, black endpapers. Title page printed in red and black, text in double columns. Frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent VIII. An excellent copy of the first title in Rodker's 'The Church and Witchcraft' series and the first translation into English of this notorious witch hunter's handbook, originally published in 1487. Coumont [I4.40]; d'Arch Smith [B16]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Amtliches Lehrgedicht der philosophischen Fakulät der Haupt-und-Staats-Universitüt Muri

      Muri: at the University,, 1928. [The Unofficial Didactic Poems of the Philosophy Department of the Great State University at Muri.] Perfect bound with black yarn. White wrappers printed in black. Each leaf is a doubled-over sheet. Housed in a black cloth solander box. Wrappers browned, upper wrapper rubbed and a little creased, dampstain to the lower edges and the top corner of the upper wrapper, contents toned. A very good copy. Second edition, one of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies published on 10 March 1928. The first edition was produced in only one copy on 15 July 1918. The book is dedicated to "Walter Benjamin Rektor der Universität Muri", and although his name does not appear here as an author, it has been established that he and Scholem co-wrote the book. The text is a satirical ABC of philosophy, for instance, "From Plato one learns early on / As the psychologists are taught / That the phenomenologists are / But a love child of the Holy Spirit". In addition to being a rare glimpse of the humour of philosophers, the present work is a delicately ornamented alphabet book that is rarely found in even this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1928. Good. EAST ASIA - PHOTOGRAPHY - 20TH CENTURY. FULLER, Raymond, photographer? KOREA, CHINA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, SHANGHAI, KHYBER PASS, 65 + PHOTOS PLUS POSTCARDS. Vernacular collection of 65 photographs, gelatin silver prints ranging from 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches to 8 x 10 inches, with some information written or affixed on the reverse of most prints. Photographer appears to be Raymond Fuller of White Plains, NY (later Winterton), and the locations include the Philippines (3), Singapore (2), Shanghai (1), China (21), the Khyber Pass (2), Taiwan - a portrait of a headhunter chieftain and household at Taihoku, undated - (1), Korea (17) plus 3 postcards, 20 unidentified prints, 2 other postcards. The image of Shanghai has a typed note affixed to the reverse indicating it is to accompany a book called "The Bund, Shanghai"; could not locate such a work illustrated by Mr. Fuller. Another photo is marked as illustrating "The City of Beautiful Names", also not found. Some images of China are dated 1919, 1931; some of Korea are dated 1928. Two of the 5 x 7 photos are tinted. Fuller's name appears on the reverse of many of the photos, but it is not certain if he is the photographer or the owner of the images. It would appear that Fuller authored a magazine article in 1928 in TRAVEL magazine entitled "How China Bears Her Burdens The Shoulders That Carry the New Burdens of Progress - Moving Freight in the World's Largest Nation - Human Porters & Contemporary Chaos" Some of the photos in this collection have lengthy notes on the back that address this very issue. The record indicates that he was also an amateur naturalist, birdwatcher and bird egg collector. The overall condition of the photos is quite good, as is their quality. An interesting group. A fascinating subject. The Korean and Chinese photos are remarkable.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      Paris: Shakespeare and Co. 1928., 1928. Tenth Printing. 8vo. Bound in recent full light brown morocco leather titled in gilt to spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean, minor spotting due to cheap (or at least rather odd) paper. An attractive and unusual binding on an early Paris edition of what many consider to be the most important novel ever written.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Essayes or Counsels Civil and Morall

      London: The Cresset Press,, 1928. Folio. Original full vellum, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Printed in red and black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase and chemise. A few tiny spots to boards. An excellent copy. First edition thus, one of 250 copies on Batchelor paper out of a limited edition of 258 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gambado on Horseback

      n.p, n.d, ca. 1928. Image 10 x 11 inches; matted and framed to 17 x 17 inches overall. Pen, crayon and watercolor illustration. . A preliminary study for the plate "The Dray Horse makes a Noble Hunter" for An Academy for Grown Horsemen, by "Geoffrey Gambado" (Sir William H. Bunbury), published by Wm. E. Rudge, Mt. Vernon, NY, 1929. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      New York:: Henry Holt & Co.. (1928). First edition, first issue (one of an estimated 8400 copies without a first edition statement). INSCRIBED, "To Walter King Stone / 1932." Above his inscription, Frost has transcribed the poem "A Cloud Shadow," which did not make it's first book appearance in print until "A Witness Tree" in 1942. For the book publication, Frost changed the phrase herein, "a poem she thought there was on Spring," to "a poem there used to be on Spring." (We like the first version better.) Stone--a painter, and book and magazine illustrator of the period--sent Frost five paintings. In exchange, Frost inscribed five books with a poem. Copy of Frost's letter transmitting the five books is included, stating, in part, "I've got these pictures up---and I don't see how you are going to get them back except by process of law or by appeal to something in me that may not exist." The book has minor wear on the corners, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket. Stone's attractive bookplate on front pastedown and obituary notice for Frost pasted to rear pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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 trade in Lyon. In 1540 the king granted a monopoly on silk production to the city of Lyon. Starting in the 16th century Lyon became the capital of the European silk trade, notably producing many reputable fashions.[33] Gaining confidence, the silks produced in the city little by little began to abandon the original oriental styles and moved towards their own distinctive style, with an emphasis on landscapes. Thousand of workers, the canuts, devoted themselves to the flourishing industry. In the middle of the 17th century over 14,000 looms were in use in Lyon, and the silk industry fed a third of the city's population. Joseph-Marie Jacquard improved on the designs of Falcon and Vaucanson, introducing the revolutionary Jacquard loom, which allowed a string of punched cards to be processed mechanically in the correct sequence. The punched cards of the Jacquard loom were a direct precursor to the modern computer, in that they gave a (limited) form of programmability. Punched cards themselves were carried over to computers, and were ubiquitous until their obsolescence in the 1970s. The loom was declared public property in 1806, and Jacquard was rewarded with a pension and a royalty on each machine. The Taylor and Taylor printing of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE has long been considered one of the most beautiful modern presentations and is beautifully formatted in an especially large elephant folio printing.

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      New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928.. Gilt cloth, t.e.g. Trace of faint rubbing at toe of spine, light, neat pencil acquisition note on free endsheet (dated 1929), otherwise a fine copy in custom cloth-covered slipcase. First edition in book form. One of 800 numbered copies, signed by the author, from a total edition of 850. The first owner notes this copy was acquired when "tempted by this at Random House - succumbed!" Random House distributed a portion of the edition. SLOCUM & CAHOON A32.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Le Grand Silence Blanc (Roman vécu d'Alaska)

      [Paris]: Éditions Mornay, 1928. Small quarto. (9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches). Half- title, title and limitation notice printed in brown and black, both within hand-applied borders, the title with a vignette illustration coloured by hand using the pochoir process. 22 half-page illustrations, 19 decorated initials, numerous head- and tail-pieces and ocasional decorations, all after Gagnon, all hand coloured using the pochoir process. Near- contemporary red half morocco by Roger Devauchelle, the flat spine with an overall semi-abstract design made up from chevrons tooled in gilt and blind and gilt lettering, original upper and lower paper wrappers bound in, top edge gilt. Limited edition of 725 copies, this number 440 of 650 copies on Rives paper: a finely bound copy of this important work of Canadian Modern Art A very fine copy of this beautifully-bound work with evocative illustrations from the important Canadian artist Clarence Gagnon. 'Le Grand Silence Blanc' is Rouquette's best-known and most popular novel: first published in 1921, its success ensured that it was much reprinted in both France and Canada and that an English translation was also produced. Of all the published editions, the present limited edition illustrated by Gagnon is the most sought after. The present copy has the distinct advantage of having been bound by one of the best French binders of his generation. The novel takes the form of a series of episodic chapters, each describing events and people encountered by the author on his journey through the Klondike and Alaska during the Goldrush. The work estabishes a strong sense of time and place, and is rich in memorable characters: the wife of the Mountie; a Chinese trader, an Inuit, an Italian pianist, and adventurer and most importantly Tempest, the husky dog to whom the work is dedicated. The illustrations and decorations form a harmonious whole with the text and include some of Gagnon's best illustrative work. Clarence Gagnon was a painter, illustrator and etcher and is now recognised as one of the major figures in the development of Canadian modern art. The strong colours found in his later large scale original works are echoed in the jewel-like miniature images in the present work: his palette is able to make the best possible use of the vibrant colours achieveable using the pochoir process. Born in Montreal in 1881, Gagnon first studied art at the Art Association of Montreal, starting at the age of 16. By 1904, he was in Paris where he lived and worked, studying briefly at the Academie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens, and absorbing the French Impressionists love of pure colours. "Back in Canada in 1909, he lived near Montreal in Baie-Saint-Paul, which, in the Charlevois region, became one of his favorite painting locations ... He became an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1910 and a full member in 1922. From 1911 to 1914 he was variously in Canada, France and Norway, working from sketches begun in Quebec. His subjects included French-Canadian life and anecdotal scenes ... He abandoned etching for landscape painting, and in addition to scenes of Quebec did village scenes and landscapes in France. In 1913, he exhibited scenes of Canada at the Galerie Reitlinger in Paris. Gagnon lived in Paris from 1924 to 1936, where he illustrated Louis Hemon's story of Canadian frontier life, Marie Chapdelaine, and L. F. Rouquette's Le Grand Silence Blanc... In 1936, Clarence Gagnon stopped painting, and then devoted himself to the establishment of Ile d'Orléans, a national historical park inspired by ones he had seen in Scandinavia." (Clarence Gagnon, 1881-1942, in American Art Review, December 2006, p. 134-137). Cf. J. Russell Harper Painting In Canada [1966] p.463

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Furniture Treasury (Mostly of American Origin)

      Framingham, Massachusetts: Old American Company, 1928. In three volumes, each volume signed by Nutting. All periods of American furniture with some foreign examples in America also American hardware and household utensils. Volume III 1933. Being a record of designers, details of designs and structure, with lists of clock makers in America, and a glossary of furniture terms, richly illustrated. Five thousand illustrations with descriptions on the same page. (Ref. #ACC-G128).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Donnelly, Ernest John. 8-1/2" x 11" Tall. Collectibles.

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        A Treatise on Mensuration, both in Theory and Practice

      4to, period calf, rebacked preserving original spine strip, raised bands, recent morocco label in period style, illustrated, xxvi, 646, [2] pp. Some wear to covers, slight browning and aging, small sketch on front cover, some notes on subscriber page, signature on front pastedown and end paper; else very good. Perhaps one of the most significant features of this book is that this was Thomas Bewick?s first illustrating assignment. All the diagrams illustrating this work are his handy work. Bewick was an apprentice when he took on the job of illustrating this book, which would help him perfect his technique at wood engraving. This would be the first step in a long career as a book illustrator. The book is signed by C. Pope and Samuel B. Pope, and there is an inscription on the first page of subscribers, dated 1928, that states ?This book is undoubtedly belonged to Christopher Pope of Bristol, who built the blast furnace in Tynycoitre Machen...?

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        The Scarlet Pimpernel [with Inscribed Photo/postcard]

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. Red cloth stamped in blind, black spine titles. Pp. 320, 8 illustrations. Inscribed and dated on the half-title to the English bookseller, lecturer, broadcaster and author, Frederick Bason: "With kind wishes from the author. Emmuska Orczy, May 18th, 1928." Also included is a loosely inserted photograph [geletin-silver?], with a postcard layout on the verso, and inscribed: "To Frederick Bason, With best wishes, yours sincerely, Emmuska Orczy." Four 2 cm. diagonal slits to front free endpaper now repaired, offsetting to rear endpaper. The primarily yellow dust jacket has darkened at the spine and lower panel, and has a few small nicks at head, tail and corner tips. Mr. Bason has written on the spine in very tiny letters: "Autographed Copy Presented by the Authoress to me. May 1928. Overall, a very nice, collectible copy. . Inscirbed By Author. Association Copy. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Small 8vo..

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        The Money Game, How to Play It, a New Instrument of Economic Education ; the First 'section' is Textual Outlining the Historic Economic Theories the Game Relates to and Draws Attention To. the Game Itself is Contained in a White Pastedbo

      London ; Toronto : J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1928. 1st Edition. Description: 168 p. ; 22 cm. Angell was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933. Subjects: Money --Games --Commerce --Economics. Due to the nature of the publication and the popular game bound with it, copies in such good, museum quality condition, are highly uncommon. True first editions are similarly scarce; with six inner trays holding cards and notes Publisher's navy cloth, fine. Spine brightly gilt titled and with an attractive 'dollar' motif in gilt to the front board. A particularly well preserved copy. Complete with 8 pages of press opinions to the front.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Marching Spain

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1928. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 plates. Some light pencil underlining to contents. Lightly rubbed, spotting to edges and partial tanning to endpapers. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed, tanned and foxed jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel. First edition, first impression the author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the title page "VS Pritchett, my first book".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS AND ROMANES. Compared Together by that Grave Learned Philosopher & Historiographer, Plutarke of Ch?ronea: Translated out of Greeke into French by James Aymot,Abbot of Bellozane,Bishop of Auxerre,one of the King

      Printed at The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford Upon Avon for Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston and New York.,1928 EIGHT VOLUMES. Large 8vo.(9.3 x 6.5 inches). LIMITED EDITION. Number 125 of 500 sets published for America. Mono frontis,with printed tissue guard, in each volume. The text decorated with Lowinsky's engraved head and tail pieces. Finely bound in contemporary half burgundy morocco by the Riverside Press. Spines with raised bands, ruled in blind. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt.Light red cloth on boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some rubbing and cracking to the surface leather on the hinges of the first volume, but still holding firm and without and spliting to the main leather of the binding, but still an attractive set of early fine quality leather bindings on this beautifully produced edition. Overall a lovely set.:.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Malleus Maleficarum. Translated with an Introduction, Bibliography and Notes by the Rev. Montague Summers.

      London: John Rodker, 1928.. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Limited edition being 102 of 1275 copies, printed on specially made Dutch paper. Large octavo (300 x 190mm) pp. xlv, 278. Publisher's red parchment spine with light brown buckram boards. Titles in gilt to spine and Papal insignia in gilt to upper. Edges untrimmed with plain endpapers. Original pale cream dust jacket with titles and blurb printed in blue to upper in the shape of a vase or urn. Frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent VIII, title page printed in red and black. Text in double columns. A little bumping to the head and foot of the fragile parchment spine, but essentially a fine copy with clean pages. The uncommon dust jacket has had some professional restoration, very sympathetically undertaken using Japanese tissue and careful colouring. An excellent copy of the first title in Rodker's 'The Church and Witchcraft' series and the first translation into English of this notorious witch hunter's handbook, first published in 1487. Coumont [I4.40]; d'Arch Smith [B16]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Die Deutsche Währung 1914-1923 : Kulturgeschichte in amtlichen deutschen Reichsbanknoten.,

      Berlin : Album-Verl. Julius Hirsch [um 1928]. - Ecken, Kanten und Deckel berieben, Rücken teils aufgeplatzt (vorderes Gelenk etwa 2,5cm, hinteres Gelenk etwa 5cm), erste und letzte Seite mit Eigentümerstempel eines Vorbesitzers, Seiten teilweise mit leichten Randläsuren, eine mit kleinem Einriss. Mit insgesamt 75 aufgeklebten Banknoten und der ersten Rentenpfennigmarke und beschreibenden Texten. Vorkriegsscheine, Darlehensscheine, Reichsbanknoten mit zum Teil unterschiedlichen Wasserzeichen, eine Rentenpfennigmarke, Original-Staatsanleiheschuld des Deutschen Reiches (Schatzanweisung). Äußerst seltenes Werk. GR061 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 40 Blatt mit aufgeklebten Banknoten. 30,5*26,5 cm. OHalbleinenalbum mit Schraubenbindung, beide Deckel mit geprägtem Leder überzogen, vorderer Deckel mit goldgeprägtem Reichsadler. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BehnkeBuch]
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        Flygares-Carlens Basta [complete in 24 volumes - Language: Swedish]

      Stockholm : Ahlen & Aklerlunds Verlag [1928-1930] - Description: 24v. frontis (port.) ; 19cm. Summary: 24-volume collection of works by Emilie Flygare-Carlen. Subjects: Swedish fiction -- Swedish literature. Sweden -- Novels -- 19th century. Contents: vol. 1-2, Rosen pa Tistelon : berattelse fran vastra skargarden. --vol. 3-4, En natt vid Bullarsjon. --vol. 5-7, Ett kopmanshus i skargarden. -- vol. 8-9, Ett ar. --vol. 10-12, Enslingen pa Johannisskaret : kustroman. --vol. 13-14, Kyrkoinvigningen i Hammarby. --vol. 15-16, En nyckfull kvinna. --vol. 17-19, Jungfrutornet. --vol. 20, Skjutsgossen : romantiserad berattelse. --vol. 21, Pal Varning : en skargardsynglings aventyr. --vol. 22, Kamrer Lassman. -- vol. 23-24, Fideikommisset. Near fine copies in original cloth. Gilt-blocked labels and tooling to spines. Gilt titles and gilt-stamped motif to the front panel of each volume, with gilt single-line borders. Some light surface staining to boards of vols. 1, 6 and 7. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Previous owner's signature to front free endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 10 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Edited with a memoir by Sir Edmund Gosse and decorated by The Dance of Death of Hans Holbein. In two volumes. Pp. [ii]+xxxvi+258(last blank)+590, frontispiece portrait (lightly offset), decorated title pages & headpieces; roy. 8vo; qr. black buckram, printed label on spines (slightly discoloured, edges a trifle chipped), patterned papered boards, corners lightly worn; uncut; free endpapers offset, a little light foxing; Fanfrolico Press, London, 1928. Edition limited to 750 numbered sets. Arnold 23ii. Ransom 17. *With the original 4pp. prospectus (slightly soiled and creased, with bookseller's ink stamp on first page) loosely inserted. Contains Beddoes' letters, as well as his complete poetry and plays. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        [The Woburn Books:]

      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot,, 1928-9. The Sword of Wood, G. K. Chesterton; The Dewpond, T. F. Powys; A Wedding Morn, Sheila Kaye-Smith; Portrait of the Misses Harlowe, Martin Armstrong; The Apple Disdained, R. H. Mottram; The Man Who Missed the Bus, Stella Benson; Rawdon's Roof, D. H. Lawrence; The Old Dovecote, David Garnett; The Male Impersonator, E. F. Benson; Alice and the Lost Novel, Sherwood Anderson; Full Circle, Algernon Blackwood; The Linhay on the Downs, Henry Williamson; Fame, May Sinclair; The Goldfish Under the Ice, Christopher Morley; A Ghost in the Isle of Wight, Shane Leslie; The Shout, Robert Graves; Triall by Armes, Joseph Hergesheimer; Some World Far From Ours, Sylvia Townsend Warner. 18 volumes, octavo. Original varicoloured paper covered boards, each printed with titles and designs in complementing colours, with matching endpapers and dust jackets, and printed on untrimmed rag paper leaves. Some minor rubbing and darkening to the edges of boards, and partial tanning to the endpapers, but a superb set in excellent condition, in the lightly rubbed jackets with the occasional mark and a few tanned spines. A complete first edition set of the Woburn Books series, each one of 500 numbered trade copies signed by the author. The Woburn Books are uncommon thus complete and with the jackets; E. F. Benson's The Male Impersonator being particularly elusive.

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        Drums [N. C. Wyeth, Ltd. Signed]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First edition. Special Deluxe Edition, Limited to 525 Copies (#273), Signed by both James Boyd (author) and N.C. Wyeth on limitation page. Original orange gilt cloth with color pictorial pastedown on front cover. 14 full-page color plates, pictorial endpapers by N.C. Wyeth. This edition has seven pages of letters between Boyd and Wyeth in facsimile concerning the production of the book. Near fine coy of a scarce Wyeth title.

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        The Works Of Pierre Loti

      30 - London - T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart collection of works from French novelist and naval officer, in their original unclipped dustwrappers. Uniform Library Edition. Collection includes The Marriage of Loti. (Rarahu) first reprint of the first edition, translated by Clara Bell. India fifth reprint of the first edition, translated from the French by George A. F. Inman, and edited by Robert Harborough Sherard. Egypt. (La Mort de Philae) first edition, translated by W. P. Baines. Madame Prune. (La Troisieme Jeunesse de Madame Prune fourth reprint of the first edition, translated by S. R. C. Plimsoll. The Sahara first reprint of the first edition, translated by Marjorie Laurie. Constantinople. (Aziyade) first edition,translated by Marjorie Laurie. Siam, third edition, translated by W. P. Bains. A Tale of the Pyrenees. (Ramuntcho)first edition, translatedby W. P. Baines. A Tale of Brittany. (Mon Frere Yves) first edition, translated by W. P. Baines. Jerusalem first reprint of the first edition,translated by W. P. Baines. The Iceland Fisherman. (Pecheur D'Islande first edition, translated by W. P. Baines. Morocco. (Au Maroc)third edition, translated by W. P. Baines. Lastly a first edition of the biographical account Pierre Loti, the Romance of a Great Writer by Edmund B. D'Auvergne. Each volume features a coloured frontispiece. At his best Pierre Loti was unquestionably the finest descriptive writer of the day. In the delicate exactitude with which he reproduced the impression given to his own alert nerves by unfamiliar forms, colours, sounds and perfumes, he was without a rival. But he was not satisfied with this exterior charm; he desired to blend with it a moral sensibility of the extremest refinement, at once sensual and ethereal. Many of his best books are long sobs of remorseful memory, so personal, so intimate, that an English reader is amazed to find such depth of feeling compatible with the power of minutely and publicly recording what is felt. Pierre Loti remains, in the mechanism of style and cadence, one of the most original and most perfect French writers of the second half of the 19th century. Thirteen volumes of the original fourteen, with only Japan. (Madame Chrysantheme) absent. With Ramsden bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume. Condition: In original cloth bindings with original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, dustwrappers are sound, with light chipping to extremities, and fading to the spines. One volume has a repair to the spine. Cloth is smart, with very light rubbing to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean throughout, aside from some very light off-setting to the endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE with VERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrappers..

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        The Tower

      London: Macmillan, 1928. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Fine. Superb First Impression (one of only 2000 copies) of this cornerstone of the Modern Movement, "a peak in English poetry" (Connolly), "the summit of Yeats's creative achievement. He thought it the best book he had written, and he was right." (ODNB), Small 8vo: vi,110,[2, ads]pp. Publisher's olive-green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt with one of Thomas Sturge Moore's most beautiful cover engravings, depicting Ballylee and its reflection; all edges untrimmed; sea-green pictorial dust jacket printed in black, repeating Moore's cover design and priced 6/-. A very Fine, bright copy, apparently unread, in a virtually flawless jacket marred only by several faint tape ghosts unseen on the verso. Connolly 56a. Wade 158. & The Tower opens with a meditation on aging or, more specifically, on how to escape it. In "Sailing to Byzantium," the poet dreams of leaving Ireland, "no country for old men," to be reincarnated as a singing mechanical bird in a Byzantine court. In "The Tower," Yeats laments his lost love for Maude Gonne, "a strikingly beautiful former débutante, with the height and presence of a Valkyrie" (ONDB), and ruminates on reconciling his youthful spirit with his aging body. The collection also contains his two great sequences on history and violence, ‘Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen,' inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution, and ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War,' an account of the chaos that gripped Ireland from 1922 to 1923. The tower of the title was Thoor Ballylee, in County Galway, near Coole, in which Yeats and his family lived during the 1920s, when they weren't in their Dublin townhouse. This sixteenth-century Norman castle consisted of four floors with just one room on each, connected by a spiral stone stairway built into the seven-foot thickness of the massive outer wall. Each floor had a window overlooking the river which flowed alongside. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      Privately Printed. Florence, Italy. 1928. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. (9.1 x 6.6 inches). One of 1000 numbered copies, signed by Lawrence. 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 white printed paper label to the spine and black Phoenix design on the front board. 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. 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. Printed at the Tipografia Giuntina in Florence 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.

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      (BRAQUE, GEORGES). Mangin, Nicole S.. CATALOGUE DE L'OEUVRE DE GEORGES BRAQUE: PEINTURES 1928 - 1935 - A PRESENTATION COPY FROM AIMÉ MAEGHT. Signed Presentation Copy from the Publisher. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1962. First Edition. 4to. Decorative Linen Ring Binders. Catalogue Raisonné. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. 126pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in French. The fourth of seven volumes comprising the monumental catalogue raisonné of works on canvas by the late Cubist master, Georges Braque. This is a first printing featuring the debossed, decorative linen cover with a design by Braque. A handsome copy showing just a bit of browning to the free endpapers (as usual), this copy is BOLDLY INSCRIBED in ink to Los Angeles Art dealer Steven Silagy by Braque's French dealer and publisher of this set Aimé Maeght. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 001999&

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        [Op. 120]. Autograph musical manuscript of Cloches sonnaient with a signed inscription in Cyrillic to the soprano Nina Pavlovna Koshetz "for the 15th anniversary of her glorious activities" dated Paris 1927 to title; also signed and titled in French

      [i] (autograph title), 4 pp. autograph musical manuscript, [i] (blank) pp. Folio. Notated in ink on 20-stave musical manuscript paper. With autograph text in Russian. Stamps of the Société dated October 25, 1928 to title and within manuscript. & & Signed twice on title, at head of first page of music, and dated 1926 at conclusion. & & With corrections and deletions in ink in the composer's hand and additional performance markings in pencil, presumably in the hand of the dedicatee. & & Slightly worn, soiled and creased; smudging to several notes. . The present manuscript is Grechaninov's arrangement of a popular Russian song, Zvonikli zvony (Les cloches de Novgorod), from his 2 Russian Folk Songs, opus 120 (the second song being Tout le long de la plaine). Gretchaninov: My Life. Catalogue of Works, p. 195 (with a composition date of 1929, contrary to the dating of this manuscript). & & "After the Revolution, Grechaninov lost his pension, and felt uneasy in Soviet Russia; so he readily took an opportunity to visit western Europe (notably London and Prague), on the invitation of a rich American, in 1922, and after further visits he settled in Paris in 1925, composing much and making a living as a pianist. In 1939 he went to America, which he had often visited since 1929; he settled in New York the following year and took American citizenship in 1946. He was present at a 90th birthday concert held in his honour in New York Town Hall..." & & "Grechaninov’s works cover many different genres. His style is mainly decadent, influenced more by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Ippolitov-Ivanov than Musorgsky. Some of his early songs have won popularity for their lyrical expressive power..." Inna Barsova and Gerald Abraham in Grove online& & Koshetz (1894-1965), a noted Ukrainian-born American soprano, was the daughter of Pavel Koshitz, a leading tenor at the Bol'shoy. She made her début as Tatyana in Yevgeny Onegin with the Zimin Private Opera company in 1913, leaving Russia in 1920 to join the Chicago Opera Association. She spent the best part of the later 1920s in France, performing at the Opéra in 1925 and at the Trocadéro in 1927 in the first Paris production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko. "Her few recordings, prized by collectors, show a clear, steady voice excitingly combined with an imaginative, emotionally charged style." J.B. Steane in Grove online& & Gretchaninov speaks of concertizing with Koshetz in his memoirs: "My first concert with Nina Koshetz took place in Carnegie Hall on January 17, 1929. On March 25 of the same year, I conducted, also in Carnegie Hall, my Domestic Liturgy. Both concerts were tremendously successful." Gretchaninov: My Life, pp. 148-149.

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        Montagu Colliery Accident Enquiry 1926: INVESTIGATION into the Causes of and Circumstances attending the Inrush of Water which occurred at the Montagu View Pit, Scotswood, Northumberland on the 30th March 1925 with the loss of 38 lives.

      gilt titles spine; the bound papers of the "Montagu Colliery Accident Enquiry 1926" which was held before The Right Hon. Hugh Pattison Macmillan K.C. - Commissioner (this is his signed copy) & Henry Walker Esq., C.B.E., - Technical Assessor & H.M. Inspector of Mines in the Assize Court, Moothall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 26th January, 1926 & was an investigation into the Causes of and Circumstances attending the Inrush of Water which occurred at the Montagu View Pit, Scotswood, Northumberland on the 30th March 1925 with the loss of 38 lives. This bound edition is one of, probably only at most, a handful of copies, making it both a unique & historical document. It contains the Warrant of Appointment from the Board of Trade (Mines Dept.) signed by the Secretary for Mines appointing The Right Hon. Hugh Pattison Macmillan K.C. as commissioner & a later letter from him thanking the Commissioner; the H.M.S.O. printed report of the enquiry with maps; Index of witnesses called & who they were Cross-examined by; List of Appearances by various officials; Minutes of Proceedings for both days of the enquiry - (198 pages in all); Correspondence; History of previous legislation on the subject with special reference to Deposition of Plans of Abandoned Mines & the H.M.S.O. printed report, again with maps, on a similar disaster at the Redding Colliery, Falkirk, Stirlingshire - 2 years earlier. Signed - "H. P. Macmillan K.C." on the title page of the Minutes of the First Day of the enquiry. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE.

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        Millions Of Cats

      New York: Coward McCann, 1928.. First edition with Jersey City Printing Company on the copyright page. Oblong, original illustrated boards. Signed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box.

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        Black Gold promotional brochure or pressbook early African American cinema

      Florida: The Norman Film Studios, 1928. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. BLACK GOLD WAS AN "ALL COLORED CAST" SILENT FILM PRODUCED IN 1928. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11" long and 3 1/2" wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14". With orange, blue, and black poster cover with photographs showing scenes from the movie with text as follows: Coming To This Theater. (This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card). The Norman Film Studios . Presents Black Gold. Thrilling Epic Of The Oil Fields With All Colored Cast. One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples. A Smashing Photo-Play Co-Starring Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, Original Lafayette Players. Steve Reynolds, "Peg" [,] Alfred Norcom, United States Marshal, L.B. Tatums and The Entire City Of Tatums, Okla. & The other three pages have many photographs from the film, tips on promoting the film, a letter from R.E. Norman to the cinema owner, and an article on making the picture in Tatums, Oklahoma which was founded by a Kentucky born "adventuresome colored man" who founded the town over thirty years before when Oklahoma was the Indian Territory. The article also speaks of John Crisp who brought in three producing oil wells and the troubles he had with crooked drilling contractors, which was the basis for the movie., , "He (Norman) soon went into business for himself and by 1920 had made a number of short films as a traveling film producer. After 1920 Norman established himself and his company in Jacksonville, Florida, and began producing all black films. He made several of these "race" films in the 1920's and distributed them through the 1930's. Norman continued to be involved with the motion picture industry in one capacity or another until the mid 1950's. Among the films produced by Norman are Belle Starr (1912), The Man at the Throttle (1915), Sleepy Sam the Sleuth (1915), The Wrecker (1915), The Green Eyed Monster (1916 and 1920), Pro Patria (1916), The Love Bug (1920), The Crimson Skull (1921), The Bull Dogger (1921), Regeneration (1923), The Flying Ace (1926), and Black Gold (1928). quoted from Indiana University Archives, which holds the R.E. Norman papers,

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        The Complete Novels

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1928. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First one-volume edition.

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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

      London : Geo. G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [1928] . Limited Edition. 4to, coloured plates, black-and-white illustrations in text, publisher's full crushed red morocco, gilt, t.e.g. others uncut, fine. The limitation statement reads " Edition limited to Two Hundred and Fifty Copies for England and One Hundred and Twenty-five Copies for the United States, of which this is No. Special Copyof the English issue." signed by Arthur Rackham and with a lightning pen and ink sketch of a man in conversation with an hobgoblin, dated 1928. Bookplate of Cyril Sturla.

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        Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy

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

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        Hounds and Hunting Through the Ages . . With an Introduction by The Earl of Lonsdale

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1928 - A fine Derrydale title that has held its distinguished place amid subsequent competition First Edition, one of 750 unnumbered copies. Folio. Illustrated. xviii, 272 pp. Original red cloth, t.e.g. In dust jacket. Siegel 15; Frazier T-2- a; Biscotti p. 432 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Selwyn & Blount, Ltd.,. [1928]. original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Mild foxing to page edges and endpapers, a fine copy in an. attractive, nearly fine dust jacket with some age-darkening and. spotting to spine panel and dust soiling to rear panel. A superior. copy of this fragile book. (#136416). Fourth printing. Fourth volume in the important "Not at Night" anthology series. Includes fiction by Lockhart North, Flavia Richardson (C. C. Thomson), Edmund Snell, Anthony Wharton, Dora Christie-Murray, Harold Markham, Harry De Windt, Dagney Major, Rupert Grayson, Oscar Cook, H. Thomson, Francis Beeding, A.W. Rawlinson, Benge Atlee, L. Oulton. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195.

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        Cashel Byrons Beruf. Roman. Übertragen von Alfred Brieger.,

      Potsdam, Kiepenheuer 1928. - 8°. 2 Bll., 373 S., 1 Bl. OLn. pp. Mit eh. Widmung des Verfassers a. d. Vortit., dat. 1929. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Wien - Kärntnerstraße]

      1928.. Orig.-Farbradierung, v. Künstler eh. signiert. 53 x 40 cm. (Plattengr.). In ausgezeichnetem Zustand. vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24 - In der Platte dat.

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        Decline and Fall. Evelyn Waugh. 1928

      Waugh. Evelyn. Decline and Fall. An Illustrated Novelette. Chapman and Hall. 1928. 1st Edition. "Martin Gaythorne-Brodie" and "Kevin Saunderson" are unchanged on pages 168 and 169 indicating a first printing. Small octavo 175mm x125mm. Brown library cloth, gilt titles to spine. Covers marked and splitting at front spine, holding. With Boots Book Lovers Library Label affix to front. Half title [ i ], publishers imprint "Originally Published September 1928" to verso, blank, Full page frontis illustration by Waugh to verso "The wedding was an unparalleled success Among the Lower Orders". Title, Dedication to Harold Acton, Author's note ix, contents xi-xii Boots Library book purchase label tipped onto contents page xii. PP288. with four full page illustrations by Waugh (total five including Frontis). One page loose, all pages cropped without loss to print area. Boots Library label pasted on back pastedown. A scarce first edition which has experienced a little decline in condition through the fall into hands of the Boots Book Lovers Library. A rare survivor.

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        A Set of Four Rare Sigmund Freud Works

      Four Items enclosed in a red cloth covered box with gilded text spine reading "S. Freud First Editions"1) Das Unbehagen in der Kultur1930, Internationaler Psychoanalytichev Verlaq, Wein, WvapsFirst Edition.Soft Cover. Some chips to spine. Small tears on cover. Paper cover slightly detached. Interior is tightly bound, clean and bright.Later translated as "Civilization and its discontents" 2) Die Zukunft einer IllusionInternationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, Wien, 1928. Softcover.(6-16 tausend) Second edition. 91 p.Soft Cover. Small chip to bottom of spine. Paper cover slightly detached. Interior binding is tight. Some pencil notations throughout. 3) Das Ich und das EsFirst Edition. 1923.Later translated as "The Ego and the Id"Hard Cover. Spine lettering severely degraded. Cover otherwise intact. Some pencil notes to text. 4) Massenpsychologie und Ich-AnalyseFirst Edition. 1921. Hardcover.Some chips to cover. Binding is loose and slightly detached from text block along the upper edge. Front Free End Paper is loose but present.Later translated as "Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego"

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        The Lives of the Nobel Grecians and Romanes,

      Stratford-Upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press,, 1928. Compared Together… Translated out of Greeke into French by James Amyot, and out of French into Englishe, by Thomas North. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky. 8 volumes, octavo (230 × 155 mm). Contemporary black half morocco by Morley of Oxford, spines gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in 4 red cloth slipcases. Illustrations on title pages and headpieces by Thomas Lowinsky. Some small white spots to cloth. An excellent set. First Shakespeare Head edition of the translation of Plutarch that influenced Shakespeare's plays. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered sets on handmade paper in the deluxe binding, signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf. This important translation of Plutarch by the Elizabethan courtier Sir Thomas North was the version that Shakespeare himself read. Though North's translation originally appeared in 1579, Shakespeare may have become familiar with it when the publisher Richard Field reprinted it in 1594, at exactly the same time that he was printing Shakespeare's Lucrece. "North's translation influenced profoundly not only the larger narrative structures of Shakespeare's Roman plays but innumerable local shapings of their language; though criticism now more strongly emphasizes Shakespeare's activity, creativity, and competitiveness as a reader of North than his passive indebtedness, the importance of this single work is unargued" (ODNB). This edition adheres as closely as possible to the first edition, following its use of spelling, capitalisation, and punctuation. The headpieces, designed by Thomas Lowinsky, were "taken as far as possible from authentic originals" and "woodcut medallions which appeared in the first edition of North's book" (preface). Three different bindings were used for this edition, the present being the most luxurious. A handsome set.

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        LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS AND ROMANES, Compared Together by that Grave and Learned Philosopher & Historiographer, Plutarke of Chæronea: Translated out of Greek in to French by James Amyot...and out of French into Englishe by Thomas North

      Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell, 1928. 8 volumes. RARE LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES, printed on handmade paper, numbered and SIGNED by the illustrator Thomas Lowinsky Decorations throughout consisting of portraits within headpieces by Thomas Lowinsky. Large 8vo, very handsomely bound in the publisher’s best bindings of three quarter black levant morocco by Morley of Oxford, the spines with wide bands with multiple gilt rules, handsomely gilt lettered in three compartments, t.e.g. A very fine set, very handsome indeed and in wonderful condition. RARE FIRST EDITION, BEST ISSUE OF THE SHAKESPEARE HEAD PLUTARCH, LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. This edition was printed from the first edition of 1579. Lowinsky's portrait head-pieces are taken so far as possible from authentic originals. A handsomely printed set of North's classic translation. In this monumental historical work, Plutarch relates the lives of the historically important Greeks and Romans of ancient times. His studies are revered as among the most important and beautiful of all classical writings . The author’s object is to bring out the moral character in each case, rather than to relate the political events of the time; in essence, at times he will distort the truth in order to exemplify virtue or vice. Nonetheless, he is as reliable as the sources he uses, and very valuable as a historical resource. Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s LIVES is one of the most famous. His prose considered by many to be “incomparable... [his] achievement in narrative prose is only less signal than Shakespeare's in dramatic verse. North's Plutarch is also well-known as a primary source for the plots of Shakespeare's classical plays and for numerous passages in the non-Roman ones, and he relied almost exclusively on it for the historical background of ancient Rome. Thus it is a very fitting work for the Shakespeare Head Press to have undertaken at Stratford-Upon-Avon

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        Master Mind of Mars

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket shelfwear, missing bottom 2" . spine (but photocopied portion provided), corners chipped. Spine . slightly canted, 1/2" tear and long crease on one page.. 1928. first US ed. Hardcover. Scarce in a decent DJ! ; 12mo; 312 pages .

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        Madsimu Dsangara; sudafrikanische Felsbilderchronik

      Documents Frobenius' 9th ethnological expedition (1928-30) that carried out research in Southern Africa, chiefly on the remarkable Upper Paleolithic and ancient rock art of the San people (Kung-Sho-Khwe) of the Kalahari Desert and Basin. Offered is the rare first edition, complete as issued in 2 volumes in the publisher's decorated cloth boards, illustrated with 144 superb full-page collotype plates, 30 hand colored, with many pictograms (rock and cave paintings) and petroglyphs (rock engravings) of great interest. The plates from drawings, watercolors and photographs made on site are exceptional. In the later edition, they aren't nearly as fine quality. NOTABILITY: Beyond their archaeological, anthropological, ethnological, historical and iconographic significance, the rock art works are of artistic interest, many of great beauty and subtle power, and a remarkable resource for design artists and body art patterns. Leo Frobenius was among the first European scholars to recognize the historicity of African cultures: most of his adult life was devoted to revealing it. Associated with the diffusionist school of cultural studies, he is credited with originating the concepts of Paideuma (the soul of culture) and Kulturkreise (cultural circle). The expedition traveled to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. PLATES: The 144 captioned plates have bound in, descriptive letterpress tissue guards and there are thirty plates with hand coloring. Two plates are fold-out, including a 4-sheets gate-fold. The collotype plates were printed by Albert Frisch, Berlin, 18 plates in volume one hand colored by H. Silwar, 12 plates in volume 2 hand colored by Lanie Pauly. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide institution search for first edition sets finds 9, including at Harvard and the New York Public Library. FORMAT: Publisher's decorated 1/4 beige cotton and 3/4 wheat linen boards, sewn with heavy, textured sand endpapers and reinforcing gutter tabs, upper sides decorated with moss stamped letters and an Acacia tree vignette, spines with mounted moss title labels with gold leaf decorated borders and letters. CONDITION DETAIL: Issued without jackets. Volume 1: Good. Volume 2: Very Good+. Vol. 1: plates and text pages are bright and clean. Top corner bends to plate 48 and continuing then with light corner bends to plate 64 then stopping. Tissue Guards: generally excellent, a few with wrinkling, 1 guard partially detached. Covers: considerable corner wear: bottom edge shows board for 5 mm, otherwise scattered slight edge wear: Fore-edge with some yellowing and soiling: Spine Labels: Fine. Binding: Good: solid with spine slant. Volume 2: Plates: clean and bright, Plates 91 and 92 with two slight fore-edge tears, otherwise fresh. Pages: clean, bright and fresh, except title page with light rubs and a minor fore-edge crease-1 x 10 mm. Tissue Guards: Gatefold guard is wrinkled with a crease and another guard is detached, otherwise Fine. Covers: clean and bright, except upper side with minor soiling to spot at head, adjacent to spine. Upper Side: top corner with slight edge wear: bottom edge with slight wear. Lower Side: bottom corner with slight edge wear. Spine Labels: Fine. Binding: Excellent: true and quite tight. SIZE: Folio, 358 x 274 mm (14.09 x 10.8 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, text pages in each volume with separate pagination, plates with continuous numbering. The Acacia tree vignette on covers is also on Plate 41 (Volume 1). Vol. 1: 34 pages, text with footnotes with 21 b/w figures, [1] page + 76 plates, 1 folding and 18 full-page plates with hand coloring. Vol. 2: 36 pages, text with footnotes with 21 b/w figures, [1] page + 68 plates, 1 gatefold plate of 4 sheets and 12 full-page plates with hand coloring. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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      Paris: Black Sun Press / Editions Narcisse, 1928.. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Color frontis and decorations. A couple minor marginal finger smudges, isolated bit of foxing to front free endsheet, else about fine in lightly worn glassine, accompanied by the side panels of the foil-covered case. First unexpurgated edition. One of 150 copies, from a total edition of 165. MINKOFF A15. ROBERTS A35b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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