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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen, (1928). First edition. With illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. The final installment of the Christopher Robin books introduces the character Tigger to the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood. Although his characters are now beloved by children worldwide, Milne didn’t intend his stories about Pooh to be for children. Instead, they were meant to entertain the child within us all. Milne was a noted playwright who made a point to write whatever he pleased, never wanting to be tied down by his success. Spine slightly faded, very light rubbing to lower corners, else a fine copy in the original peach cloth, with pictorial gilt stamping. T.e.g. Dust wrapper shows minor toning to spine and staining to spine head from older tape repair to verso, affecting the titling. A near fine example of a beloved children’s favorite.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. In which Pooh builds a house, Small gets lost and Tiggers is unbounced... Salmon pink cloth. Gilt vignette and lettering. Top edge gilt. Numerous b/w illustrations. Minimal wear with a tiny nick to cloth at base of spine. Light mark to spine. Corners are sharp, gilt bright. Browning/foxing to endpapers and a couple of foxspots to outer page edges. Small patch of surface paper damage to front endpaper/pastedown, else contents are nearly fine. Wrapper is faded to spine, with light rubbing, a few small marks and light edge-creasing. A beautiful copy in an excellent example of original dustwrapper. Now also contained in a custom made slip-case that is in excellent condition and is helping to keep the book in superb condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The House at Pooh Corner [3]

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London First Edition 1928. London 1928. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original salmon pink cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine, twin gilt lines across the spine tips, two gilt vignettes of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh to the upper panel, gilt border line, top edge gilt, black silhouette on pink paper of all the characters across the paste downs and end papers with 100 Aker Wood to the background. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' [xii] 178 [ii] printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine not faded, thin brown ghost marks to the end papers where the dust wrapper has been resting. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with slight tanning to the spine, two small tears to the upper gutters, shallow rubs to the corners, a little dust soiling to the pale pink paper, priced 7/6 to the spine. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The House at Pooh Corner

      E.P. Dutton & Co., 1928. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Shepard, Ernest H.. Signed by author. Signed by illustrator. First American edition. Variant with Japanese vellum limitation page from large paper edition bound in following copyright page, with the words 'on Large Paper' partially obscured. Numbered 119 of 250 and signed by A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly faded, faint wear to corners. An excellent copy. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 178 pp. Original red cloth, gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrated endpapers. One of Milne's classic stories featuring Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse]
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        THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen, 1928. Pink pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt, black on pink illustrated endpapers. (xii), (180) pp. Spine only lightly sunned; sunning to gutter of rear cover; offset yellowing to inner margins of free endpapers; else a fine and bright copy, no owner names. "First Published in 1928" on verso of title leaf. Second issue dust jacket has slight spine darkening and rubbing, shallow chips across spine tips (no lettering lost); tidy internal repair with matching paper to spine folds, tips, and across part of top; VG or a bit better in all. An attractive copy of the fourth and final Pooh book (but the one which introduces Tigger). "So they all went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing." - The End.. First printing. Hardcover.. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books (ABAC / ILAB)]
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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen, 1928 First edition, first printing. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Original publisher's gilt decorated salmon cloth, jacket. About fine with the front corner lightly bumped and some mild offsetting to endpapers, in a jacket with a lightly toned spine, some chipping to spine ends and at upper corners of flaps folds, else very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Beautifully rebound in vellum by the Cottage Bindery, Bath. Gilt decorations to spine. Gilt Pooh motifs to every corner. Top edge gilt. Colour illustration inlaid to front and rear cover. Original endpapers retained. B/w illustrations throughout. One leaf (page 3-4) missing although remainder of contents near fine. Rear endpaper a little grubby. Both endpapers reinforced. Fox-spots to half-title. A couple of very faint margin marks. A beautifully bound copy of this children's classic. Contained in red slipcase which has cloth retained from original front mcover laid onto the front. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1928 In the salmon pink cloth covers with gilt image and tooling to front cover, rear cover has a tiny amount of fading to edges. Spine has faded a little, title in gilt, edges bumped a little. Internally, NO inscriptions, clean tight and bright, (xi), 178 pp, printed by Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich. A very pleasing first edition of one of the most popular Childrens titles.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Very good condition with no wrapper. In which Pooh builds a house, Small gets lost and Tigger is unbounced..! Deluxe edition in publisher's blue calf binding. Gilt border to front cover with floral motif at each corner and gilt vignette of Christopher Robin and Eeyore. Gilt vignettes and floral decoration to spine. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Spine and top edge of rear cover is slightly faded. Some light scuff marks to covers. Endpapers lightly browned. Some small marks to page and some of the illustrations have been very neatly (and faintly - it is possible that attempt has been made to erase completely) coloured in with pencil crayons. Piece from centre of page 137/8 has been torn out and now very neatly repaired - almost didn't spot it! A tiny closed tear to lower margin of page 143/4. A nice copy of the first edition in deluxe binding. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Spicklefisherman and Others

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1928. Deluxe edition, one of 35 on handmade paper, signed by White on dedication leaf. 8vo. Illustrated by A.B. Frost, Oliver Kemp and Gordon Stevenson. 112, [2] pp. Original light blue marbled boards, printed label on upper cover and gilt title on japan vellum spine, t.e.g., others uncut. Almost fine copy, with some toning to spine, bump at heel. Bookplates of Daniel B. Fearing, Newport, R.I., & Walter Rutherford Peterson. In custom blue morocco backed slipcase. Siegel 19; Frazier W-7-D ("very rare"); Bruns W84; Not in Thacher . The deluxe edition is half an inch taller and wider than the trade. A rare book with splendid angling provenance

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        DIE WELT IST SCHÖN Text by Carl Georg Heise.

      Munich: Kurt Wolf, 1928. First ed. Renger-Patzsch, Albert. 4to., (1) p., 100 photographic plates. Flexible blue cloth. A few specks of foxing to the fore and bottom edge, else a fine copy in the scarce dw, which is slightly rubbed only at the spine ends and tips and lacking one small chip at the base of the spine. One of the principal works illustrating the "new objectivity" in photography.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Tales of Fresh Water Fishing ( Dust Jacket)

      London: Hodder & Stroughton, 1928. The 1st English Edition binding the Harpers Bros sheets and photographic endpapers which are identical to the sheets and binding of the American Edition except for the addition of a beautiful gilt bamboo fly rod and reel to the front panel of the book and a completely different Dust Jacket with the photo inset of a huge trout laying in repose along rod and reel. The book is in fine condition save some bowing to the front panel with no flaws or fading, chips, loss of cloth or discolorations. the Dust Jacket is housed in a brodart jacket cover with craft paper rather than white paper which blinds nicely with the jacket. Wear at the spine ends. No chips or significant tears. An Attractive Copy.. First Edition. Gilt Cloth. Nearly Fine/Very Good. Illus. by with Photographs By the Author. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: California Bookseller - J. R. Aboud]
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        Handbook Of Yosemite National Park

      True First Edition With The Extremely Rare Dust Jacket. Inscribed And Dated (1928) By Author To Yellow Stone Naturalist M.P. Skinner.

      [Bookseller: federal Book Depository]
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        The Autobiography of Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury with an Introduction By CH Hereford

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1928 Number 203 of 300, bound in brown buckram with the Herbert arms blocked in gilt on upper cover. Gilt spine titling. On Batchelor hand made paper, (xv), 93 pp, 9 wood engravings by HW Bray, completed in March 10th 1928, some very faint scratches to the front and rear covers and the corners are bumped slightly. Spine's edges are slightly bumped. (Harrop 10/ p188)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Selling by Telephone

      BUSINESS BOURSE, NEW YORK 1928 - blue cloth hardcover; ex-library, previous owner pencil markings to table of contents and along borders DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: 339 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Le Grand Silence Blanc (Roman Vecu D'alaska)

      Paris: Editions Mornay 1928, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) (8),237,(1). Fine. Quarto. Bound in half red contemporary morocco and marbled paper boards. Heavily gilt spine. Corners to match. Marbled endpapers to match. Original wrappers and spine bound in. Top edge gilt. Numerous wonderful specially printed illustrations throughout. A fine clean copy. #284 / 680 copies. Bound in a near contemporary French designer binding by George Huser signed on the bottom of the spine. This Rouquette is considerably scarcer than Gagnon's other illustrated book, Maria Chapdelaine. A wonderful copy in a special binding..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

      London: Faber & Gwyer, 1928. Decorated vellum in a dust jacket that is faded on the spine. Limited to 300 copies of which this is #45. Signed by Sassoon and Nicholson. Vellum is slightly bowed. An almost fine copy of a very attractive book that is difficult to find in its original dj.. Signed By the Author and Illustrator. 1st. Vellum. Fine/About Fine. Illus. by William Nicholson. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress

      London: Faber and Gwyer Limited, Faber and Faber. 1928, 1930, 1936., 1928. All Signed Limited Editions, finely printed on hand-made paper. 3 volumes. Tall 8vo. The complete trilogy. Publisher's uniform blue buckram with gilt titles to spine, t.e.g. Some of the usual sunning, most notably to the first two volumes, some offset browning to endpapers else a very good set, attractively housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision in Italian and English

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1928. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, ruling and roundels to boards and top edge gilt. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. A superb copy with only minor loss of colour at the extremities. A fine example of the Nonesuch edition of Dante, one of a limited edition of 1475 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Faber and Gwyer Ltd. , 1928. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. 6 x 9 in. 395 pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. A limited, signed edition on hand-made paper of 260, of which this is number 202. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+ ; just the merest hint of shelf wear, covers extraordinarily clean and unblemished. Spine is sunned. Binding is tight and hinges have no play whatsover. The text is bright, clean and unmarked, with just a hint of foxing to the endpapers. Included is a 4 1/2 x 7 inch loose page of hand-laid paper with ink sketches of WWI officers, which was in this book when we bought it. I can't prove that they are by Sassoon, but they bear a striking similarity to a few others I researched online, notably sketches on letters from the front, circa 1917. See photograph provided and decide for yourself. A lovely copy of this rare and cherished book, with a likely terrific bonus in the sketch. Sport/Memoir. RGR.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        La Divina Commedia

      London,: Nonesuch Press, 1928.. Folio, with 42 plates (many double-page), spine moderately sunned, binding a little thumbed; very good overall in original gilt decorated orange Japon vellum boards. A magnificent edition of the Divine Comedy illustrated with 42 beautifully printed plates from the original sketches by Sandro Botticelli. This is undoubtedly one of the finest books produced by the Nonesuch Press in their long and fruitful history.Botticelli's drawings are delicate and understated, and this is the first occasion they have been married with Dante's text in the form of a printed book. The plates are remarkably for their subtlety and faith to the original artworks, and are were specially produced by French artisan printmaker Daniel Jacomet, who is now renowned for his pochoir stencil work for Picasso and other eminent artists of the era.The Divine Comedy is printed in the original vernacular Italian alongside the cherished English language translation of Henry Francis Cary. In sympathy with Botticelli's fifteenth-century illustration, the type has been set in blado italic reminiscent of incunabula of the era.Edition limited to 1475 numbered copies.Dreyfus, A History of the Nonesuch Press, 50.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Signed copy

      London Faber & Gwyer Ltd 1928. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and faded, Split to spine. Eps slightly foxed with corner tear to rear ep First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 395pp. Second state: 'A' on fep. Signed and dedicated by author on half title.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        MEMORANDA OF MEMORABILIA encountered in the Course of a Sentimental Journey through the Correspondence of MARIE DREAUBUTIN-CHANTALMARQUISE DESEVIGNE and her Friends and recorded by Edward Heron Allen, F.R.S. Necromancer to Ye Sette of Odd Volumes some observations suggested by which formed the subject of a DISCOURSE delivered by hims as President of Ye Sette on the 24th April 1928

      Oxford: Printed by the University Press and to be had of no Bokesellers, 1928. Parchment wraps, gilt emblem the Sette of Odd Volumes with their motto ' There is Divinity in Numbers' on front cover. The book fits neatly into a new protective black cloth box.. Contents in near fine condition. The vellum paper wraps are brittle dry and have browned, consequently the paper has split on the hinges and top edge, some paper loss at top and base of spine. Limited edition (no.33), ' The issue is limited to the number of `Guests present at the Banquet'. Small Quarto (115 x 147mm), pp. 148, frontispiece portrait of Madame Sevigny and two other full page illustrations. Edward Heron Allen, was a polymath and long time member of the Sette of Odd Volumes (to whom he was known as 'Necromancer'). A good friend of Oscar Wilde, he became mentor to Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, ('Idler') who was also a member of the Sette. The book was presented to members who attended the 50th anniversary dinner of the Sette. 'The issue is limited to the number of Guests present at the Banquet' (p.7)

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        Death in Venice

      London: Martin Secker,, 1928. Translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. Minor bumps to corners, cloth very slightly rubbed and faded at the ends of the spine. An excellent copy in the rubbed and somewhat spotted jacket. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Germany in 1912.

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Films of the Year: 1927-1928 (First Edition)

      London: The Studio 1928, Ltd. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket.From an era when most film books tended to be focused on the wrong actors, the wrong films, and the wrong directors, this title may stand above all others in terms of pure predictive genius, as well as quality of presentation. Looking only at the films of 1927-1928 and beginning with an essay completely devoid of pretension, Herring's book focuses on cinema as an art form rather than an entertainment, with a strict focus on the directors he considers to be the leaders in the field, including Charlie Chaplin, Man Ray, G.W. Pabst, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Borzage, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Erich Pommer, Raoul Walsh, Rex Ingram, Fritz Werdhausen, Herik Galison, Constantin Eggert, Edwin Carewe, Herbert Brenon, Victor Seastrom, Ludwig Berger, Karl Koch, Fred Niblo,Gustav Pauli, Franz Koch, and Francis Bruguiere. The introductory essay is followed by 32 full-page duotone plates featuring stunning still images from the films of the directors noted. Laid in are two advertisements for other books by the publisher, and a vintage label from a French bookseller is present at the bottom right corner of the front pastedown. A cornerstone volume for any library on world cinema.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Bookplate of George H. Kirkman on the verso of the front free endpaper. Neatly repaired paper splits to front hinge. Tight and clean. Close to Fine copy of a scarce and desirable book housed in a custom silk clamshell box with a gilt-lettered morocco label. Large octavo in original maroon cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Copy #12 of only 150 SIGNED "Amelia M. Earhart" by the famous aviator as well as by the publisher and containing, as issued by the publisher in a cellophane envelope mounted on the front pastedown, a miniature silk American flag carried by Earhart in her flight on the "Friendship" from Boston to Wales. Although Earhart was not the pilot of this flight, with it she made history by becoming the FIRST WOMAN TO TRAVEL BY AIR ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. Not only is this volume signed by this famous figure, but it contains an actual artifact from that historic flight. Earhart was lost at sea in her attempt, shortly before her fortieth birthday in 1937, to become the first woman to fly around the world. After her disappearance the most extensive air and sea search in naval history to date took place. After spending $4 million and scouring 250,000 square miles of ocean over a two-week period, the United States government reluctantly called off the operation.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Novels and Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe. The works include: Robinson Crusoe, Capt. Singleton, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, etc

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon; and published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1928., 1928. Large Paper Edition, Limited to 530 copies of which this is No. 251. Complete in 14 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent half light brown morocco with two, green and maroon, title labels and gilt to spines, beige cloth boards, top edges gilt. Folding map frontis to vol.I, frontispiece to other volumes with black and white illustrations. An elegant set; shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Novels & Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe 14 Volumes Large Paper Edition

      Large Paper Edition by Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press for Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1928. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in 1/4 beige buckram and light brown paper covered boards with gilt stamped leather spine labels. All are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with rough cut pages to the text blocks many of which are un-opened. The only condition issue is there has been a reaction that occurred between the glue used to paste the leather labels to the cloth spines causing a narrow, brown stain around each label. Also, the gilt text on the leather label for volume V is partially obscured due to rubbing and abrasion. One of only 530 copies printed by the Shakespeare Head Press of which 500 were for sale. This set carries the number 449 within each volume. Many of the volumes contain a fold-out frontispiece map which relates to the title of each volume. The set includes: Moll Flanders in two volumes; Colonel Jack and John Gow in two volumes; The Life Adventures and Pyracies of the famous Captain Singleton; Memoirs of a Cavalier in one volume; Robinson Crusoe in three volumes; A Journal of the Plague Year in one volume; The Fortunate Mistress in two volumes; and, Shortest Way with the Dissenters and English Commerce each in their own volumes. A very handsome, clean, tight and highly collectible set with no prior owner's markings, notations or book plates.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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      1928. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. DRUMS by James Boyd. NY: Scribner (1925,1928) 4to, orange cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine. LIMITED TO 525 NUMBERED COPIES OF WHICH 500 ARE FOR SALE. SIGNED BY WYETH AND BOYD. Illustrated with cover plate, pictorial endpapers ep's and titlepage, 14 color plates plus 47 pen & inks. Also included are letters in facsimile from Wyeth to Boyd written when Wyeth was gathering information for his illustrations (not included in the trade edition.) Drum's is one of the most difficult to find of Wyeth's limited editions and this is a bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Drums by James Boyd

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Wyeth edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's orange cloth, front cover full-color pictorial label. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Wyeth, N.C.. 409 pages. 24 x 18.5 m. Fourteen full-page color plates, forty-seven pen drawings. Limited edition, copy 380 of 500 [of 535 total], signed by N.C. Wyeth and James Boyd. Seven pages of letters in facsimile between Wyeth and Bond. Brilliant copy, gilt lettered spine, color pictorial endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Drums [First N. C. Wyeth in First State Dust Wrapper]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First edition. Original First State Dust Wrapper (without "Smoky" on rear), price $2.50 unclipped. First issue of book without ad for Smoky in rear. Fine copy of book and wrapper in its earliest state, with only a few minor foxing to a small area of a few pages. Color pictorial title-page, endpapers and 14 full-page color plates by N.C. Wyeth. "The Copy," seldom seen in this condition with all the necessary points of priority.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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      Paris Mornay 1928. 15x20.4 cm., 365 pp., édition avec des illustrations en bois de Hermann Paul en couleurs, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 867 exemplaires sur Rives numérotés de 133 à 1000.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The Set-up (First Edition, review copy)

      New York: Covici Friede, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with a letter from the American Anthropological Society laid in, announcing the book's release, with comparisons to the author's previous book, "The Wild Party," and a mention that the Society has obtained 50 of the 275 copies of the Deluxe Edition, available for order. Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket is exceptional, with only a bit of silverfish damage along the spine panel to note, and very slight, even fading to same. An epic poem about an aging African-American boxer, extremely popular on its release, resulting in a number of later printings. The trade first edition was issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition, both of which have become extremely scarce over time. Basis for the seminal 1949 film noir directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Wise and Audrey Totter. While the poem's ominous mood was maintained in the film, its racial issues were replaced with a complex psychological study more consistent with the noir style.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Eugène Delacroix: vingt aquarelles et onze dessins reproduisant en fac-simile l'Album du Maroc de la Collection J.V

      Paris: Maurice le Garrec. Good; 19 x 15 oblong folio. Loose pages in broken hardbound portfolio. 30 . color plates mounted on stiff numbered sheets. Plate 10 is missing. Most . pages have a minor tear not affecting plates. May have been in an . institutional collection as plates are marked on the reverse in ink . "R1947.28.". 1928. The title is translated as "Eugene Delacroix: Twenty watercolors and eleven drawings reproduced in facsimile from The Album of Morocco in the Collection of J.V. ..." Published by Parisian art dealer Maurice le Garrec. One of 300 copies. Scarce.; 15 .

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        [Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. With an Introduction [in each volume] by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson [and] Charles E. Brock

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1928-29. . Five volumes, 8vo. Black and white illustrations, marbled endpapers. Original publisher’s blue crushed morocco, a.e.g., spines sunned, slight loss to the top of the spine of “Emma”, otherwise a very good set. “Northanger Abbey” and “Persuasion” are bound in the same volume as usual. Brock illustrated “Pride and Prejudice”, Thomson the remainder.

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        California- The Series

      Los Angeles. Powell Publishing Co. 1928. Lavishly bound in full brown grain morocco. Gilt tooled borders and pictorial vignettes to front and rear covers. Gilt tooled spine compartments with tooled vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Gilt tooled inner dentelles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. Small 4to (7" x 10.5"). The Edition De Luxe, limited to 387 numbered copies of which this is number 261. Illustrated throughout with brilliant woodcut engravings. This set is comprised of: & Volume 1- Pathfinders by Robert Glass Cleland. This volume signed in ink by two survivors of the original Donner Party.& Volume 2- Spanish Arcadia by Nelly Van de Grift Sanchez. This volume signed in ink by Juan J. de la Guera, prominent member of one of the oldest Spanish families in California.& Volume 3- The Great Trek by Owen Cochran Coy. This volume signed in ink by six Covered Wagon Babies (individuals who made the great trek to California by covered wagon).& Volume 4- Gold Days by Owen Cochran Coy. This volume signed in ink by five original "49ers". Further signed in ink by eight " Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail 1848-1860.& Volume 5- Songs and Stories Selected and Annotated by Edwin Markham. This volume signed in ink by William R. Gillis, best friend and companion of Mark Twain during his days at Angels Camp and known as the Sage of Jackass Hill. Further signed in ink by four "Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail.& Volume 6- Oxcart to Airplane by Rockwell D. Hunt. This volume signed in ink by stagecoach driver Sam Jobe; locomotive engineer Charles C. Trott; Pony Expess rider William Campbell (who carried to California, Lincolns first message to Congress- and associate of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock); and I.N. Hibberd- Clipper Ship Captain holding the roundtrip record for sailings from San Francisco to Liverpool.& Volume 7- March of Industry by Robert Glass Cleland. This copy signed ink ink by renowned water engineer George Chaffey who was responsible for bringing the water of the Colorado River to the Imperial Valley, thus transforming a barron desert into the most agriculturally productive region in America. further signed by seven Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail.& Volume 8- Land of Homes by Frank J. Taylor. This volume signed in ink by eight "Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail.& Volume 9- Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant. This volume signed in ink by twelve "Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail, including Sierra Nevada Smith.& & & Some spine labels mildly sunned, else a Very Fine, immaculate set. Very rare in this pristine condition.Featured Sets.

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); green vertical-ribbed cloth, with pictorial device on front panel, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, and pictorial endpapers; dustjacket; 293pp. + 1 page ad; illus. Top edge slightly dusty, spine ends gently nudged, decorative bookplate of designer Harry Bordeaux Dorr on the front pastedown, with his name and address discreetly embossed on the front endpaper; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, subtly toned at the panels and slightly darker at the spine; shallow chipping to lower right corner tip, with a small tear along the lower edge of the front panel and three tape mends on the verso; an attractive, Very Good+ example, housed in a custom cloth slipcase. & & One of the most beloved children's books in any language, and basis for the classic 1942 Disney animated film. Translated by Whittaker Chambers, who at this time was a leftist with close ties to the American Communist Party; Chambers later would achieve public prominence for exposing fellow Communists in the U.S. State Department, including Alger Hiss.

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