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        Mrs Fisher

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd,; New York: E. P. Dutten & Co.,, 1928. Or the Future of Humour. Duodecimo. Original dark purple boards, white paper title label printed in black to both spine and front board. With the dust jacket. With 24 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Extremities lightly rubbed, partial toning to endpapers; a very good copy in the scarce jacket, faintly soiled with chips and tears. First edition, first impression; from the To-day and To-morrow series. Inscribed by Robert Graves on the front free endpaper, "Damn and blast, said Lars Porsenna! Robert Graves, 1957". This inscription refers with humorous puerility to the famous opening lines of T. B. Macaulay's poem Horatius, "Lars Porsena of Clusium, / By the Nine Gods he swore...", and to Graves's own sister-book in the To-day and To-morrow series, "Lars Porsena, or the Future of Swearing" (1927).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AMSTERDAM TO BATAVIA AND BACK BY AIR. A First-hand Account of the Flying Trip with Mr. Van-Lear Black of Baltimore to the Dutch East Indies and Return

      Baltimore:: Privately Printed,, 1928. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY NORMAN T. A. MUNDER, THE PRINTER, ON COLOPHON PAGE. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition LIMITED TO 100 COPIES. THIS IS COPY X (10). Complete with sepia-tone frontispiece photograph, foldout map and engraving of "The Sand Storm." Bound in gray cloth with black lettering and red, white and blue flag design front cover, top edge gilt. Mild soil and stains covers. Offsetting front newspaper articles ffep. mild paper clip rust stain front paste-down. Laid-in newspaper articles refer to Van Lear Black, publisher of this book and co-adventurer, who went missing from his yacht in 1930. Folio. 37 pp.

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        YANAGI SATOTOMO CHO^RUIFU

      1928. Very Good. [BIRDS & FLOWERS] Yanagisawa KIEN, artist. YANAGI SATOTOMO CHORUIFU. Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, Showa 3 [1928]. Oblong portfolio, 27.7 x 36.4 cm, introductory text and table of contents, followed by 22 color woodblock prints after works by Yanagisawa Kien [1706-58], the important "Chinese- style" painter. Printed by the foremost color printer of the day, a lovely collection of bird prints. The original portfolio has been repaired, the prints are very good. An unusual item.

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        Nothing Is Sacred

      Coward McCann Inc New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1928. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); rough blue cloth with titling stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 244pp. Laid into this copy is a half-page typed letter, signed, addressed to literary editor Aaron Asher (dated October 21, 1959). Hint of a lean, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed at extremities, with a few shallow chips at spine ends and several short tears; Very Good+, with the publisher's printed wraparound band intact. Realistic study of an Iowa family in a small town; in it, Herbst begins to explore the impact of capitalist values on American domestic life which would later form the basis of her important proletarian trilogy pubilshed between 1933 and 1939. The book was greeted with critical acclaim upon publication, a fact attested to by the high-profile blurbs on the advertising band, from Ring Lardner, Ford Madox Ford, and Ernest Hemingway. An attractive copy of the author's first book. HANNA 1675.

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        Autumn Leaves; An Autobiography; With a Sheaf of Papers, Sociological & Sinological, Philosophical & Metaphysical

      Published by Kelly & Walsh Limited, Shanghai First Edition January 1928. Shanghai 1928. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, Chinese characters to the upper panel, blind tooled border to the front panel, green illustrated end papers, monochrome photograph of the authors wife frontispiece. Thick 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 747 printed pages of text with 7 monochrome portraits and 2 plates. Spine ends and curved corners softened, chipped and lightly frayed, minimal rubs and scratches to the cover surface, spine sun darkened, 15 mm closed tear across the lower spine. Age darkening and light foxing to the closed page edges, minimal foxing to the first and last few pages, 28 mm round blemish to the recto of the frontispiece causing some waviness to the paper. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Garden 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 and dated 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.

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        Needlework Through the Ages: A Short Survey of Its Development in Decorative Art, With Particular Regard to Its Inspirational Relationship with Other Methods of Craftmanship

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928. Deluxe edition[?], bound in one quarter vellum with olive cloth to boards; gilt decorations to front board and to spine; blue and gilt stripes to vellum. Top edge gilt. Full colour frontispiece, 7 colour plates; 96 black and white plates. Modest browning to vellum, upper outside corners very lightly bumped. Fore edges of endpages and pastedowns browned.. First Edition. One Quarter Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The House At Pooh Corner

      Methuen & Co., London 1928 - No previous owner's name or inscriptions. Salmon cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt border and vignette to front cover all very bright. Top edge gilt. Jacket has very shallow chip to top of spine and an even smaller chip to the bottom. A short slit to jacket's back spine edge has been repaired with acid free materials and is not visible without removing the jacket from the book. Contents are clean and unmarked. This book will be shipped with a fresh mylar dust jacket protector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Page Books]
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        The Laws of the Gold Coast Colony Containing the Ordinances of the.

      1928 - Smith, Ernest Gardiner, Compiler. The Laws of the Gold Coast Colony Containing the Ordinances of the Colony and the Orders, Proclamations, Regulations, Rules and By-Laws Made Thereunder in Force on the 1st Day of January, 1928, Together with the Letters Patent and Royal Instructions and the Principal Imperial Statutes and Orders of the Sovereign-in-Council Relating to the Colony. Revised Edition. Prepared Under the Authority of the Revised Edition of the Laws Ordinance, 1928. London: Printed by Waterlow & Sons, 1928. Three volumes. Original cloth, large gilt royal arms to front boards, gilt titles to spines. Some shelfwear and soiling, faint stain to front board of Volume I, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of an uncommon set. * In 1821 Great Britain assumed control of the European settlements on the Gold Coast. Through a series of wars with local tribes with extensive land holdings, most notably the Akan and Asanti (Ashanti), the colony enlarged its borders during the 1860s and 70s. The Gold Coast Colony became Ghana when it became independent in 1957. A supplement to Gardiner's compilation was published in 1929. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:164. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        BABY'S RECORD

      1928. 1. (ANDERSON,ANNE)illus. BABY'S RECORD. Londond: George Harrap (1920, 1928). 4to (8 x 10 5/8"), pink moire (silk) stamped in gold and blue, top edge gilt, 63p., FINE AND UNUSED IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BOX! (box flaps repaired). Issued in a deluxe leather edition in 1920, this is most likely the first cloth edition. A book to record baby's "firsts". The text composed of poems by George Macdonald, William Blake and other notables. Illustrated by Anderson with 6 beautiful color plates plus delicate and lovely line illustrations in text. This is a superb copy of a rare Anne Anderson book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

      Cassell and Company. London. 1928 First edition. DW. Small inscription. E/ps. sl. foxed. Wrapper has price neatly reduced on spine and is worn at extremities o/w a very clean and fresh copy. Head and tail of spine sl. crumpled. Near fine in VG+ wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1928. First edition Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth with dark-brown lettering and decorations to the spine and upper cover. 377 pp. A very good and pleasing copy. FIRST EDITION. What other literary character has had so vivid a career as Tarzan? Few people of fictitious lineage have so captured the imagination of the public as Burroughs Jungle Lord. With the exception of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan has been featured in more motion pictures then any other persona. His legacy continues to this day in movies, satires, comic books, television and in the hearts and imaginations of his countless fans.

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        Arabia of the Wahhabis; together with 'Across Arabia', Royal Geographical Society, 1920

      Constable, 1928. 1st edition. Hardcover. Green cloth, gilt spine lettering, spine very slightly browned, frontispiece, 28 plates, diagrams, large folding colour map at the end, foxing to half-title and to the margins of a few pages, and some minor spotting to the front text block, some pages uncut, tear to the edge of one prelim leaf. Tight, square binding. Philby, one of the great explorers of the early 20th century, here continues the story of his travels in Arabia in 1916-17 when he led a small British diplomatic mission to meet Ibn Saud, the Wahhabi ruler of Nejd. Generally this copy is in very good condition. Accompanying the book is the rare, complete Royal Geographical Society Journal of December 1920, with excellent blue covers and very clean pages, in which is printed Philby's paper of May 1920 in which he recounted his first journey from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea, with his photographs and a large fold-out colour map. Philby's explorations of Arabia brought him into contact with Wahhabi culture and belief, so this article makes an interesting and valuable precursor to his book eight years later. A unique pairing.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Die Vogler = The Bold (Geklibene Werk, 13 = Collected Works 13).

      Vilnius, Poland: Kletskin, 1928. - 8vo. 587 pp. Yiddish. Good in green boards with clear plastic protector. Front hinge and endpaper starting. Pages yellowed with light staining. Frontispiece portrait of author. Translated by Isaac Bashevis Singer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA TECHNIQUE DES AFFAIRES (METHODES FRANCAISES ET ETRANGERES), 9 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Dunod 1928 - RO40199376: 9 tomes. Tomes 6-7-8 illustrés de nombreuses reproductions en noir et blanc et en couleur, dans et hors texte. Manques sur les dos des tomes 1, 2, 4 et 7. Fortes rousseurs sur le texte du tome 1. Pages légèrement jaunies 3e édition. Collection de 9 volumes sur les méthodes d'action que nécessitent les affaires d'après-guerre. Tome 1: Les affaires nouvelles. Tome 2: Les affaires et la méthode scientifique. Tome 3: Les affaires et le personnel. Tome 4: Les affaires et l'art de les traiter. Tome 5: Les affaires par correspondance. Tome 6: Les affaires et l'imprimé. Tome 7: Les affaires et l'annonce. Tome 8: Les affaires et l'affiche. Tome 9: Les affaires et leur lancement. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 658-Gestion des entreprises privées et publiques [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Beast With Five Fingers. And Other Stories

      London, J.M. Dent. 1928., 1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Bound in recent half black morocco leather titled in gilt to spine. A handsome clean copy of a horror classic in a fine recent binding. A title that has influenced in some way every camp classic of the horror genre from the original Peter Lorre film through to Romero's Dawn of The Dead, Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" and "Waxworks." Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [228].

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        Innenräume. Räume und Inneneinrichtungsgegenstände aus der Werkbundausstellung "Die Wohnung", insbesondere aus den Bauten der städtischen Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart

      Stgt., Wedekind & Co. 1928.. 4°. 164 S. Mit zahlr. photogr. Abb. OLn. Rü. erneuert unter Verwend. d. Originals, Vors. etw. stockfl., Besitzstempel u. -eintrag. d. österr. Werkbundes am Vors. EA: Mit Beiträgen u. Abb. von Le Corbusier, Jos. Frank, M. Stam, A. G. Schneck, Marcel Breuer, W. Baumeister, R. Lisker, E. Meyer, W. H. Gipsen, F. Schuster, Mies van der Rohe u.a.

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        The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory

      London: Macmillan, 1928. First edition. A fine copy in original wrappers of this fundamental paper introducing Bohr&#146;s statement of his &#145;complementarity&#146; principle, the basis of what became known as the &#145;Copenhagen interpretation&#146; of quantum mechanics. &#147;From the epistemological point of view, the discovery of the new type of logical relationship that complementarity represents is a major advance that radically changes our whole view of the role and meaning of science. In contrast with the nineteenth-century ideal of a description of the phenomena from which every reference to their observation would be eliminated, we have the much wider and truer prospect of an account of the phenomena in which due regard is paid to the conditions under which they can actually be observed - thereby securing the full objectivity of the description&#148; (DSB).<br/><br/>& & The concept of complementarity started to develop in Bohr&#146;s mind during discussions with Heisenberg in Copenhagen early in 1927, when Heisenberg was preparing for publication his famous paper on the uncertainty principle. In fact, the published version of Heisenberg&#146;s paper contains a note added in proof which mentions &#145;recent investigations by Bohr [that] have led to points of view that permit an essential deepening and refinement of the analysis of the quantum mechanical relationship attempted in this work&#146;. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Bohr presented his ideas on complementarity for the first time at an international congress of physics in Como in the fall of 1927, commemorating the centenary of Volta&#146;s death. On this occasion, he stressed that in the quantum world, contrary to the classical world, an observation of a system can never be made without disturbing the system. But how can we then know the state of the system? The quantum postulate would seem to imply that the classical distinction between the observer and the observed was no longer tenable. How then would it be possible to obtain objective knowledge? Bohr&#146;s reflections on these and related questions led him to introduce the notion of complementarity as denoting the use of complementary but mutually exclusive viewpoints in the description of nature. Two years later, he defined the complementarity principle as &#145;a new mode of description... in the sense that any given application of classical concepts precludes the simultaneous use of other classical concepts which in a different connection are equally necessary for the elucidation of phenomena&#146;... The wave description and the particle description are complementary and thus in conflict. But Bohr argued that the physicist is still able to account unambiguously for his experiments, for it is he who chooses what to measure and thereby destroys the possibility of the realization of the conflicting aspect... <br/><br/>& & &#147;The complementarity principle became the cornerstone of what was later referred to as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Pauli even stated that quantum mechanics might be called &#145;complementarity theory&#146;, in an analogy with &#145;relativity theory&#146;. And Peierls later claimed that &#145;when you refer to the Copenhagen interpretation of the mechanics what you really mean is quantum mechanics&#146; ... by the mid-1930s Bohr had been remarkably successful in establishing the Copenhagen view as the dominant philosophy of quantum mechanics.&#148; (H. Kragh, Quantum Generations, 1999, pp. 209-210).& & In: Nature, vol. 121, no. 3050, pp. 580- 590, April 14, 1928, the entire issue offered here in original wrappers, staples removed, light vertical crease to front wrapper, one advertisement page with an advert cut out. In all a very good copy in the rare wrappers. (The paper was published essentially simultaneously in German, Danish, English and French).

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        L&#39;Oeuvre Grave Et Lithographie De Felicien Rops

      Paris: Editions Pellet, 1928. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. printed tan wrappers. Very good. 5 vols/No Dust Jacket. Rops, Felicien. 11193 entries. 32 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 442 of 500. The first volume traces much work from the beginning of his career when he found a satiric newspaper, "Ulenspielgel," his first drawings and lithographs were influenced by Daumier and Gavarni. The French art critic Rene Huyghe said that had Rops been a French native, he would have been as renowned in his lifetime as Daumier. Rops met Baudelaire toward the end of the poet&#39;s life in 1864, and created the frontispiece for Baudelaire&#39;s "Les Epaves," a selection of poems from "Les Fleurs du mal" censored in France, therefore printed in Belgium. Rops experimented with a distinctive printmaking technique called "soft varnish" which resulted in an image very close to drawing, finally mastering the technique after year of experimentation. He was closely associated with the literary movements of Symbolism and Decadence. FREITAG 8360. Clean, reasonably fresh copies, and includes the Supplementary plate volume. Partly unopened, minor soiling to a few covers.

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        FELICIEN ROPS

      Paris Marcel Seheur 1928. 18.9x25.4 cm., 298 pp., édition originale avec des gravures en couleurs et en n/b hors texte et dans le texte par Félicien Rops, préface de Pierre Mac Orlan, relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d&#39;éditeur.

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        Smoky. The Cowhorse

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons 1928, reprint. (Hardcover) xi, 310pp. Very good in poor dust jacket. Octavo. White and grey patterned cloth with black lettering on spine and black lettering and decoration on front cover. Mild bumping to ends of spine and corners with light creaing to spine. Previous owner&#39;s (Rosemary Lick&#39;s) decorative bookplate is affixed to front pastedown. A light stain to the bottom of front endpapers. B.W illustrations throughout. Clean, tight text block with light discolouration to outer edge and long outer edge roughly trimmed. Only the front half of the dust jacket remains, in poor condition with much chipping around edges and some creases. A nice signed copy. Inscribed by Will James "to Rosemary" in 1931. Frazier 16. Will James (June 6, 1892 - September 3, 1942) was an artist and writer of the American West. Illustrated by the author..

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        The New Map of the World

      New York.: Washington Square Book Shop.. 1928.. Color lithographic pictorial map poster, sheet size 31 1/2 x 36 inches. Professionally mounted on linen to stunning effect, minimising original wear (light wear along original folds, little paper loss at two fold intersections now filled and inpainted, couple of tears in image, light wear at sheet edges). Very good condition. A scarce and stunning Art Deco world map, with the "possessions" of ten countries shown in different colors). The cartouche depicts a futuristic city, under the image of an antique printing machine. Above the double hemisphere world map (which is embellished with sea monsters, sailing vessels and images of more recent pivotal events such as Amundsen&#39;s 1911 discovery of the South Pole) are images of ancient civilizations. Beneath the hemispheres to the left are scenes from American history; to the right battles from European history. .

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        Werther. Figures d' Auguste Leroux. Quinze Compositions De Brunelleschi, Gravées Sur Cuivre Par Feltesse. Quinze Compositions De Mahias, Gravées Sur Cuivre Par Raoul Serres.

      Javal et Bourdeaux, Paris 1928 - XXVIII - 141pp. y 16 excelentes láminas, grabados originales al cobre coloreados a mano en acuarela. Todo en muy buen papel de hilo. Y en el segundo volumen, 3 "suites" de 16 láminas cada una, en azul, en negro y en sanguina. Y las 3 láminas para la tricomía. Más 15 composiciones de Brunelleschi, en grabados originales de Feltesse. Un total de 45 láminas en papel Japón Imperial, 15 coloreadas a mano con acuarela, 15 en azul y 15 en sanguina. Y sigue: 15 composiciones de Mahias, en grabados originales de Raoul Serres. Un total de 45 láminas sobre papel Annam, 15 coloreadas a mano con acuarela, 15 en azul y 15 en sanguina. Edición de solo 50 ejemplares. Nuestro ejemplar, excepcionalmente, con una acuarela, a parte, original de Auguste Leroux, firmada. Y una de las planchas originales de cobre. Magnífica encuadernación a plena piel, muy decorada. Lomeras con tejuelos y nervios. Cantos fileteados. Guardas en seda y enmarcadas en piel. Cortes superiores al oro. Bolsillos especiales en las guardas para la acuarela y el cobre. En el primer volumen ambas tapas tienen en mosaico pinturas originales sobre pergamino. Espectacular ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Pépa Bonafé

      Paris: Marcel Picard. No Binding. Very Good. 1928 COLOR LITHOGRAPH, one of Carlu&#39;s most celebrated posters. A classic Art Deco poster, showing cubist influences, by Jean Carlu, one of the early twentieth-century&#39;s preeminent poster designers. On his famous image of the comedienne Pépa Bonafé, Carlu explained: "The Pépa Bonafé agent asked me to create a poster but I was not, like Loupot, a posterist of women. I did not feel comfortable. However, by stylizing her profile, I immediately caught the resemblance. Pépa Bonafé did not look her best, but she understood that this poster on walls would be excellent publicity... I combined curves and straight lines so that I could associate the mask of joy with the mask of sadness." Paris: Marcel Picard, 1928. 22 ½ x14 ¾ in, 570x370mm. Linen backed. Clean folds, otherwise fine.

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        Les Joyaux de l&#39;Enluminure à la Bibliothèque Nationale. Avec un Avant-propos du Comte A. de Laborde

      Paris & Bruxelles,: G. Van Oest,, 1928.. [ii, blank], xii, 134, [ii] pp. Folio (27,5 x 36,5 cm.). Contemporary half green grained morocco; spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettered, in compartments gilt decorated with floral motive; hand made marbled boards and marbled end-papers; top edges gilt; original printed wrapper bound in; preserved in a matching slipcase. With a coloured frontispice and one coloured plate (in chromolithography), and 100 fine plates in helio-engraving. Title printed in red and black. ¶ Henry Martin&#39;s last work. A superb, and finely bound large paper copy, being one of the 25 copies printed on "papier d&#39;Arches à la cuve". There are only a few copies with the second coloured plate. Including a bibliography of Henry Martin&#39;s publications. A very fine faultless &#39;de luxe&#39; copy.

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        The Secret Trail A Jimmie Rezaire Story

      London, Methuen 1928, 1928. A Secret Service thriller. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp256. Publisher&#39;s hardcover in dustwrapper. A very good copy with owner name, loss to jacket at base of spine affecting imprint, faded beneath at same, one or two other minor nicks or tears (one taped at rear) spine sunned. A most presentable copy of a scarce spy novel, published in the same year as Somerset Maugham&#39;s Ashenden. Anthony Armstrong was the &#39;A.A.&#39; of Punch Magazine. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV p.59.

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        COLLECTED WORKS

      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.

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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&#39;Ottocento. Vol.I: Introduzione generale

      Milano,: L&#39;Esame" Edizioni d&#39;Arte Moderna, 1928,. (Edizione unica in 1000 esemplari numerata in num.arabi). 2 voll.cm.24x32,5,pp.660,630, 641 riproduz.bn.nt.e 39 tricromiesu tavv.a col.ft. legg.ed.in t.pelle, nervi ai dorsi, taglio oro.(esemplare in

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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]

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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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        KOREA, CHINA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, KHYBER PASS, 65 + PHOTOS

      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&#39;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&#39;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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        Ulysses

      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&#39;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&#39;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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        WEST-RUNNING BROOK

      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&#39;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&#39;s letter transmitting the five books is included, stating, in part, "I&#39;ve got these pictures up---and I don&#39;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&#39;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&#146;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. &#145;This painting, since it&#146;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 &#145;Declaration&#146; 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.&#146; 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: &#147;Significant specimen donated by Arthur E. Wullschleger is a woven-silk reproduction of Trumbull&#39;s famous painting "The Signing of the Declaration of Independence," made under Mr. Wullschleger&#39;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. &#147; &#147;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&#39;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&#39;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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        ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE ... WITH A PREFACE BY PADRAIC COLUM

      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&#39;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. &#39;Le Grand Silence Blanc&#39; is Rouquette&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s story of Canadian frontier life, Marie Chapdelaine, and L. F. Rouquette&#39;s Le Grand Silence Blanc... In 1936, Clarence Gagnon stopped painting, and then devoted himself to the establishment of Ile d&#39;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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Shelf Lives]
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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 &#39;section&#39; 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&#39;s navy cloth, fine. Spine brightly gilt titled and with an attractive &#39;dollar&#39; motif in gilt to the front board. A particularly well preserved copy. Complete with 8 pages of press opinions to the front.

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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&#39;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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