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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

      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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        CATALOGUE DE L'OEUVRE DE GEORGES BRAQUE: PEINTURES 1928 - 1935 - A PRESENTATION COPY FROM AIMÉ MAEGHT

      (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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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,

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        GRUESOME CARGOES

      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roz Hulse Ltd]
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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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        SUN

      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.

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        Sun

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1928. First edition. Original Wraps. Original cream paper wrappers, printed in red and black. Fine in good reinforced gold portfolio lacking full ties./No Dust Jacket. 37 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 25 of 100. This unexpurgated edition of Sun contains drawings by the author, printed on Holland Van Gelder Zonen paper.

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        Le Portrait De Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

      Paris: Societe D'Edition "Le Livre, 1928. Wraps. Orig. decorated printed wrappers. Very good in chipped original glassine overwrapper/No Dust Jacket. Laboureur, Jean-Emile. 349 pages. 29 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 241 of 250. Traduction Nouvelle D'Edmond Jaoux Et Felix Fraperau. Twenty-three steel engravings by Laboureur. After World War I, Laboureur achieved a wider audience with success in book design. His experiment with engraving on metal as here freed him from acid baths and bulky wood engraving equipment. He also did a considerable amount of work for the Golden Cockerel Press. Partly unopened, complete with tissue guards, interior contents clean and fresh.

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        Das Quantenpostulat und die neuere Entwicklung der Atomistik

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. First edition. Very rare offprint issue, inscribed presentation copy, 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).& & Offprint from: &#39;Die Naturwissenschaften&#39;, Vol. 16, Issue 15 (13. April), pp.245-257, original printed self-wrappers, inscribed by Bohr to physicist Axel Waldbuhm Marke (1883-1942) (The paper was published essentially simultaneously in German, Danish, English and French). The offprint issue is extremely rare; we know of no other copy.

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        Scotland&#39;s Gift. Golf

      New York and London: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1928. Reminiscences 1872&#150;1927. Quarto. Original half japon, morocco label to spine, red boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 5 plates, illustrations throughout, folding map at rear. Boards rubbed, a little wear to corners, corners of morocco label chipped, spotting to spine, margins of contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). One of a limited edition of 260 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. MacDonald was an influential champion of golf in the United States and laid out several well-known courses, including the National Gold Links of America, The Creek Club, Piping Rock Club, Greenbrier Hotel course, and the Yale University golf club. This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is quite scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.

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        The Station. Athos: Treasures and Men

      London: Duckworth,, 1928. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Obituary clippings to both sides of the free endpaper with associated browning, rather spotted early and late but an excellent copy in the little tanned dust jacket. First edition, first impression of one of Byron&#39;s earliest titles. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the title page dated the year before he died. Byron presentations are very uncommon.

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        BILDER-LEXIKON. Kulturgeschichte. Ein Nachschlagewerk für die Begriffe und Erscheinungen auf dem Gebiete der Kulturgeschichte, Sittengeschichte, Folklore, Ethnographie, des Kult- und Mysterienwesens, Gesellschaftslebens, der Chronique scandaleuse, für Zeitdolumente und Biographien. Ein Sammelwerk sittengeschichtlicher Bilddokumente aller Völker und Zeiten. Hrsg. vom Institut für Sexualforschung in Wien

      Wien/Lpz., Vlg. f. Kulturforschung 1928-31.. 4 Bde. Lex.-8°. 944; 944; 916; 877 S. Mit hunderten, tls. farb. Abb. u. Taf. OHLdr. m. Blindpräg. EA. Hayn-Got. IX, 361 (nur Bd. 1); Zischka 259 - Standardwerk für den gesamten Bereich der Erotik und Sexualität. In seiner Informations- und Abbildungsfülle bis heute unübertroffen. Enthält: Bd. 1: Kulturgeschichte - Bd. 2: Literatur und Kunst - Bd. 3: Sexualwissenschaft - Bd. 4: Ergänzungsband.

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        A Fairy Garland; Being Fairy Tales from the Old French

      London: Cassell & Company, 1928. One of 1000 numbered copies [#827] bound in one quarter vellum with gilt lettering to spine; blue cloth to boards. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Illustrated by 12 full colour plates with tissue guards. Signed by Dulac on the limitations page. The vellum overall a little dust darkened (slightly mottled) with a couple of tiny spots of damp, and with a lightly bumped heel; cloth has several tiny light spots of soil; corner&#39;s of boards very lightly shelf bumped; paper browning slightly as usual. . Signed by Artist. Limited/Numbered. One Quarter Vellum. Very Good +/No Jacket. Illus. by Edmund Dulac. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        A Fairy Garland. Being Fairy Tales from the Old French, including: The Fairy Song, Riquet with the Tuft, Puss in Boots, The Blue Bird, Princess Rosetta, etc

      London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1928., 1928. Limited Edition to 1000 of which this is No. 741. SIGNED by Edmund Dulac. Publisher&#39;s vellum spine with titles in gilt, blue cloth boards; top edge gilt others untrimmed. Contains 12 colour plates complete with tissue guards. Slight toning to vellum spine; a little rubbing to extremities. A near fine copy with colourful, fine illustrations.

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        A Fairy Garland. Being Fairy Tales from the Old French

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, (1928). Quarto. 251pp., + 12 plates. One of 1,000 copies signed and numbered by the artist. Illustrated with twelve brightly-colored full-page plates by Dulac, protected by tissue guards. Bound in gilt-accented vellum-backed blue buckram. A near fine copy with some wear to extremities, especially spine ends, spotting and soiling to boards, and scattered foxing to untrimmed page edges. Lacking box. T.e.g.

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        Mastera Sovremennoj Gravury I Grafiki [Sovremennoi, Sovremennoy, Gravuri, Gravyuri] [ Masters of Modern Printing and Graphics]

      Moscow and Leningrad: N.P.. 1928. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. H Hard Cover. Good. Undated [1928]. In Russian. Well-illustrated book on early twentieth century Russian printmaking and graphic arts, arranged in sections by artist or school: Preduslov; Ostroumova-Lebedeva; Kruglikov; Dobuzhinski; Chekhonin; Narbut; Kardovski; Shiingovski; Mitrokhin; Annenkov; Leningrad School; Pavlov; Dobrov; Nivinski; Favorski; Kravchenki; Vatagin; Schterenberg; Moscow School. Illustrated throughout in black and white with several color plates. Light gray cloth printed in black and vermilion, xix, 415 pages. Externally a bit grubby and fingerprinted, hinges good, text block sound with a bit of separation between some sections but no loosened pages, pages lightly age-toned but clean with no names or other markings.

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        Arms and the Covenant

      This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, a premium example of the British first edition, only printing, in the pale blue first state dust jacket.  The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1928 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British turned, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of the U.S. edition lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305). Only 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed, of which only 3,381 were sold with this first state dust jacket.  Here is a near-fine copy in a near-fine dust jacket.  The dust jacket is entirely complete - absolutely no losses and  unclipped, with the original front flap price intact.  Moreover, the dust jacket shows almost no wrinkling or wear and does not suffer any of the spotting to which this edition proved prone.  The sole jacket flaw of note is some toning, particularly to the spine.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  The volume beneath is likewise near-fine.   The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight, retaining perfect unfaded color, bright spine gilt, and flawed only by two tiny corner bumps.  The contents remain notably crisp with absolutely no spotting or previous ownership marks.  Typical transfer browning to the half title corresponds with the dust jacket flap and confirms what the excellent binding already tells us - that this copy has always been jacketed.  Though unspotted, the fore and bottom edges are age-toned.  The blue-stained top edge retains uniform, if slightly dulled, color.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.1, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.191

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        Lettres à madame scheikévitch

      Librairie des champs elysees, 1928. in4 Broché

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Riviere, 1928. Hardcover. Very good. Gilbert James . 8vo. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Gilbert James with twelve illustrations; eleven are in black and white, but the frontispiece is beautifully hand-colored for this edition. Printed on Studio hand-made paper. Beautifully hand bound by Riviere in full pumpkin-colored calf; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, ornately gilt. The compartments, except for the title, are tooled with a serpent and chalice, gilt. The upper board features a vignette of a large gilt chalice with a serpent in leather onlay, underlying buff with green accents for the scales. Gilt rule borders and corner circles are tooled onto the upper and lower boards. All edges gilt. Marbled paper endpapers with gilt inner dentelles of grapes and grape leaves. There is wear to the spine tips and to a part of the rear board edge; neat, artful and nearly invisible repair of the joints; some darkening to the leather else this is a very good copy in a skillfully executed binding.

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        Peronnik the Fool

      Chapelle-Reanville, Eure: Hours Press, 1928. One of 200 copies numbered [#189] and signed by the author, bound in blue cloth with gilt decorations. First of the revised edition, the second publication from Hours Press, and the first for sale. This copy bears the ownership signature of Lady Maud (Emerald) Cunard, who was Nancy Cunard&#39;s mother. With a slip of paper laid in signed in in "Lady Emerald Cunard, 7 Grovsenor Sq. W1". There are also corrections to the text throughout, mostly to the margins, many changing punctuation, but some changing words, in one place inserting five words. Some light shelfwear to the cloth and some slight browning to the spine, otherwise fine.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        THE VOIAGE AND TRAVAILE OF SIR JOHN MAUNDEVILE, KT. WHICH TREATETH OF THE WAY TO HIERUSALEM, AND OF MARVAYLES OF INDE WITH OTHER ILANDS AND COUNTRYES

      San Francisco: Random House // Grabhorn Press, 1928. Limited Edition, one of 150 copies. Quarter Leather. Very Good+ binding. Valenti Angelo. Folio. Bound in quarter brown Niger with Philippine mahogany boards by William Wheeler; spine titled in blind; type designed by Rudolph Koch and set by Robert Grabhorn and John Gannon, presswork by Edwin Grabhorn; initials are hand-painted by Angelo in red, blue and gold; a beautiful copy in Very Good slipcase; considered one of the high points of the Grabhorn Press. Very Good+ binding.

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        HYMN ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST&#39;S NATIVITY

      Chelsea: Printed [at the Ashendene Press] by St. John and Cicely Hornby for their friends, Christmas, 1928. ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 220 COPIES. Softcover. 279 x 191 mm (11 x 7 1/2"). [8] leaves. ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 220 COPIES. Original blue printed paper wrappers. With printer&#39;s device in colophon, two fine large initials in red, and a full-page woodcut by Noel Rooke of the Madonna and Child. Printed in Ptolemy type. Hornby, p. 104. Faint creases to tips of lower fore-edge corners of wrapper, but a very fine copy, clean, fresh, and bright. Printed by the Hornbys on French hand-made paper "to carry to our friends far and near our heartiest good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," this charming booklet contains one of Milton&#39;s earliest poems in English, written when the 21-year-old was working on his M. A. at Cambridge. DNB tells us that "Early on Christmas day 1629 Milton completed &#8216;On the Morning of Christ&#39;s Nativity&#39;;; shortly thereafter he sent a copy of the poem to Diodati, describing it in his accompanying Latin verse letter (later Elegia sexta) as a birthday gift to Christ, composed by the first light of dawn." The lovely engraving of the Madonna and Child is the work of artist and teacher Noel Rooke (1881-1953). According to DNB, Rooke "inspired Eric Gill to start engraving, and between them these two fostered the revival of wood-engraving in Britain. Together they helped reinstate the &#8216;white line&#39;; technique that Thomas Bewick and William Blake had developed some hundred years earlier.

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        HYMNS AND PRAYERS FOR USE AT THE MARRIAGE OF MICHAEL HORNBY AND NICOLETTE WARD AT ST. MARGARET&#39;S CHURCH, WESTMINSTER

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1928. ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 250 COPIES "Printed by the father of the Bridegroom.. Softcover. Owned by Arts and Crafts Furniture Designer Sir Ambrose Heal. 222 x 159 mm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4"). [6] leaves. ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 250 COPIES "Printed by the father of the Bridegroom.". Original printed blue wrappers, untrimmed edges. Printer&#39;s device in colophon. Printed in red and black in Ptolemy type. A printed note laid in at front "From C. H. St. John Hornby, Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment, London, S.W. 3." The pamphlet contained in a (slightly soiled and discolored) stamped envelope addressed to Ambrose Heal of Beaconsfield. Hornby, pp. 99 and 104; Franklin, p. 165. A nearly mint copy. Founded by Charles Harry St. John Hornby (1867-1946), the Ashendene Press issued 40 books, plus additional minor pieces, from 1895-1935. Less elaborate in appearance and design than William Morris&#39; Kelmscott volumes, but more ornamental than the editions from Cobden-Sanderson&#39;s Doves Press, the Ashendene volumes--particularly the grand products of the press--have long been considered, as a group, the most satisfying books to come out of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. This and the next item represent ephemeral pieces issued by Ashendene, smaller-scale productions that often have a strong personal element but that always reflect precise and attractive presswork. Just as the young Hornby had printed the hymns and prayers for his own wedding service in 1898, so he did again for his eldest son Michael&#39;s marriage in 1928. Hornby says that there was no record kept of the exact number of copies printed of "Hymns and Prayers," although he suspects that there were about 250. He also suggests that, unlike almost every other Ashendene book, most copies of this one were lost, after wedding guests discarded them. Our copy of this fragile piece is unusually fine: it was evidently sent by Hornby to a friend who was unable to attend the service, and it has been safely housed in the envelope in which it was mailed for the past 80 years. Furniture designer Sir Ambrose Heal (1872-1959) wanted to bring an Arts and Crafts sensibility to high street shops. When he took over his family&#39;s furniture company, he began making and selling plain oak furniture in that style, and became an advocate for well designed household goods that would be accessible to a wider public. Like Heal, Horny was engaged in trade--as a director of W. H. Smith Books--as well as in arts and crafts pursuits. In whatever other ways Hornby and Heal were acquainted, the two served together on the Design & Industries Association Council, which was formed by Heal and Harry Peach in 1915, their stated aim "to improve the quality and fitness of goods on sale to the general public." It is not clear how close the two were: the envelope address in Hornby&#39;s hand is incorrect, sending to Heal at Baynard&#39;s(?) (not Baylin&#39;s) Farm in Beaconsfield. This item is rarely seen in the marketplace: ABPC last records no copy at auction (at least as a single lot) for the last 18 years.

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        The Golden Age Signed Limited Edition Being Number 20 of just 275 Worldwide 1928 &#150; Thus First Edition Book

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1928. The First Edition has for sale this stunning Kenneth Grahame book, The Golden Age, which is the very rare signed limited edition book, signed by author Kenneth Grahame and illustrator, EH Sheppard and published by John Lane The Bodley Head [London]. This large paper edition is printed on specially made rag paper.____All the books in this special signed limited edition have been numbered and signed by author Kenneth Grahame (responsible for writing The Wind in the Willows) and illustrator, EH Sheppard (famously responsible for illustrating the Winnie the Pooh books). This book has the very low number of just 20 of 275 books, making this book very rare and desirable.____The original vellum spine with gilt lettering over the original green marbled boards are in Very Good condition with slight discolouration to the spine and a dark patch to the bottom of the spine. Otherwise, an extremely clean and attractive set of boards for this very rare signed first edition book____There are 166 numbered pages, top edge gilt remaining pages untrimmed, as required. The pages are in Near Fine condition with slight age toning to the edges, but with all pages being mostly very clean and tightly bound in. It does not appear that this book has been read much, if at all.____This is a very attractive, collectable and rare low run issue of this signed limited edition book, The Golden Age, which has been beautifully illustrated throughout by EH Sheppard.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by E.H. Shepard.

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        THE WANDERER ( Le Grand Meaulnes )

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1928. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. A few chips and tears to jacket. Alvin Lustig, printed by the Vail-Ballou Press and the cover price was $1.50.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        The Tower

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Very slight rubbing at extremities, cloth and contents bright and fresh. A superb copy in the chipped but bright jacket. First edition, first impression, of what is generally accepted to be Yeats&#39;s single most important collection.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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