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        Geologische kaart van Nederland. Schaal 1: 50.000 ( 1918-1947). 168 sheets. + De geologische kaart van Nederland en hare betekenis voor verschillende doeleinden, 39 pp. + 2 farge folded index maps

      `s Gravenhage., Rijks Geologische Dienst., 1928. published 1928-47. 168 sheets,, each 41 x 54 cms, with col. photolithographed maps, covering the whole of the Netherlands.Maps in excellent condition. 1 map with small tear in margin. first geological map of the Netherlands on a scale of 1 ; 50.000. In 1942 were printed 152 of the 190 planed maps.This set has 16 more maps printed 1942-47. Not present: 3, iii-iv / 5,ii,iii,iv / 6, i,ii / 23, ii / 36, i-ii /39, iv / 45, i,ii / 46, ii / 47, ii/ 48, i,ii,iii,iv / 52, ii / 53, i / 54, i,ii . (parts of Harlingen / Leeuwarden / Zierikzee / Middelburg / Neuzen / s Hertogenbosch ) In 1947 planned, not yet printed

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        Eine Teufelsneurose im siebzehnten Jahrhundert. Mit sieben Abbildungen.

      Wien, Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag. Gr.8°. 81 Seiten, 2 Blatt. Originalganzledereinband. Mit sehr kleinem Lichtrand. Eins von nur 300 Exemplaren des einzigen bibliophil erschienenen Werks von Sigm. Freud. Sonderausgabe für die Teilnehmer des Deutschen Bibliophilentags, Generalversammlung der Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, Wien, 29. September bis 2. Oktober 1928. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Grinstein und Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner. Nur diese Ausgabe ist auf van Geldern-Bütten gedruckt und mit den Reproduktionen aus der Mariazeller Handschrift illustriert.

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        The Novels & Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe 14 Volumes Large Paper Edition

      Large Paper Edition 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. Our code number = TB26346

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        Les artistes du livre.

      22,5x28 cm. chaque no. env. de 80 p. en feuilles, illustré en noir et blanc et quelques planches en couleurs. Broché, couvertures rempliées dans 4 coffrets toile grise avec titres doré au dos. No. 1 - 24 (tout parue). Edition originale. Série complète. 1/650 ex. num. sur vélin. Publication très estimée pour sa qualité de texte et d'illustration. Chaque numéro est accompagné d'un portrait de l'artiste, un facsimilé d'une lettre préface, des planches hors-texte et des vignettes dans le texte. - No.1: Carlègle par Marcel Valotaire, lettre-préface de Henri Duvernois, portrait par Léandre. 18 bois en noir ou en couleur hors texte plus 10 vignettes dans le texte. - No. 2: Charles Martin par Marcel Valotaire. Lettre-préface de Pierre Mac-Orlan, portrait par Dignimont.16 pl. En noir et blanc et en couleur. - No.3: Joseph Hémard autobiographié par lui-même, lettre-préface de Georges Grappe, portrait par Hémard. 14 pl..tous réhaussées. - No.4; J.E. Laboureur par Marcel Valotaire, lettre-préface de Jean Giraudoux, portrait par Dunoyer de Segonzac. 13 pl.hors-texte en noir et blanc. Petit défaut au bord de quelques pl. - No.5: Hermann Paul par Raymon Geiger, lettre-préface de Francis de Miomandre, portrait par Valentine Hugo. 11 (sur 12) pl.en noir et blanc. - No. 6: Pierre Brissaud par Jean Dulac, portrait par Jacques Brissaud, lettre-préface de Robert Burnand. Portrait et 11 pl. (8 réhausées). Brochure avec petite manque au dos. - No. 7: Mathurin Méheut par Raymond Hesse, lettre-préface de Maurice Génevoix (manque), portrait par Soulas. 15 pl. hors-texte en noir et blanc. - No. 8: Sylvain Sauvage par Marcel Valotaire, lettre-préface de Émile Henriot, portrait par E. Dufour. 10 pl. hors-texte. - No. 9: Dignimont par André Warnod, lettre-préface de Colette, portrait par Charles Martin. 10 pl. (sur 11). (La couverture manque). - No. 10: Georges Barbier par Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, lettre-préface en vers par Henri de Régnier, portrait par Charles Martin. 10 pl. dont 7 en couleur. - No. 11: Lobel-Riche par Gabriel Boissy, lettre préface par Alphonse Séché, portrait par Lobel-Riche. 23 pl. en noir et blanc. (Toutes les planches sont à double). - No. 12: André- E. Marty par Jean Dulac, lettre-préface de Gérard d'Houville, portrait par Dunoyer de Segonzac. 11 pl. hors-texte majoritairement en couleur. - No. 13: Gabriel Belot par Camille Mauclair, lettre-préface de Paul-Boncour, portrait par Steinlen. 13 pl. hors-texte. - No. 14: Auguste Brouet par Raymond Hesse, portrait de l'artiste par lui-même, lettre-préface de Henri Focillon. 17 pl. en noir et blanc. - No. 15: Siméon par Luc-Benoist, lettre-préface par Jean-Jacques Brousson, portrait par Laure Albin-Guillot. 15 pl. hors-texte. Couverture avec petite déchirure au dos - No. 16: Berthold Mahn par Raymond Geiger, portrait de l'artiste par lui-même. lettre-préface par Georges Duhamel. 21 pl. hors-texte en noir et blanc.Le dos de la couverture manque. - No. 17: Marcel Vertès par André Salmon, lettre-préface par Paul Morand, portrait par Jean Oberlé. 20 pl. en noir et blanc et 2 pl. en couleur. - No. 18: Louis Morin par Raymond Hesse, préface par Dominique Bonnaud, portrait par Léandre. 22 pl. hors-texte. - No. 19: Pierre Bonnard par Claude-Roger-Marx, lettre-préface de Tristan Bernard, portrait par Odilon Redon. 19 pl. hors-texte en noir et blanc et en rouge. - No. 20: Chimot, par Maurice Rat, lettre-préface de Maurice Magre, portrait par Chimot. 20 pl. hors-texte. - No. 21: Louis Legrand par Camille Mauclair, lettre-préface de Louis Barthou, portrait par Louis Legrand. 16 pl. dont une en couleur. Brochure avec petit manque sur le premier plat de couverture. - No. 22: Paul Jouve par Camille Mauclair, lettre-préface de Pierre Bellanger, portrait par Laure Albin Guillot. 23 pl. hors-texte. - No. 23: Jacques Touchet par Henry Babou, lettre-préface de Germaine de Beaumont, portrait par Jacques Touchet. 15 pl. hors-texte majoritairement en couleur.- No. 24: J.-L. Perrichon par Pierre Pontramier, portrait par J.-L. Perrichon, lettre-préface de Claude Aveline. 20 pl. hors-texte. Petit manque au dos de la couverture. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Kubismus.

      23x18,2 cm. 101 S., 1 Bl. mit 47 s/w. Abbildungen. Originalbroschur. "Bauhausbücher 13. Schriftleitung: Walter Gropius und L. Moholy-Nagy." - Erste Ausgabe. - Übersetzt von Eulein Grohmann. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Eulein Grohmann auf dem Titelblatt: "Mit herzlichen Grüssen und guten Wünschen. Sept. 1928. Eulein." - Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig. Hinterdeckel mit kleiner Kratzspur. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Climats:

      8°. 286 p. Demi maroquin rouge à coins, fil. dor. sur les plats, tître doré, dos a 5 nerfs. Couverture et dos cons. (A.& R.Maylander). Edition originale. - Un des 6 expl. sur japon. - De la bibliothèque de René Vandevoir, avec exlibris.

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        PETER PAN OR THE BOY WHO WOULD NOT GROW UP

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,. 1928. title page printed in red and black, original blue cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels.. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with several closed. tears and some mild dust soiling. Overall, a nice example of this. flimsy jacket. (#107117). First edition. Issued as part of "The Uniform Edition of the Plays of J. M. Barrie." First publication of the play, first performed in 1904. Peter Pan first appeared in Barrie's THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD (1902) and the part concerning Peter later became PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS (1906). Barrie later wrote a prose version of the play, PETER AND WENDY (1911). There is no 1904 Scribner edition of PETER PAN, it is a ghost. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-18 (citing a Scribner edition and mis-dating it 1904). Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 87 and 754. Bleiler (1978), p. 16 (citing a Scribner edition and mis-dating it 1904). Cutler, p. 200.

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        Six Poems

      The Latterday Pamphlets New York: The Latterday Pamphlets. 1928. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Short splits at the spine ends, a very good copy. One of 225 copies. .

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        A COMPLETE SET OF THE WOBURN BOOKS

      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928. EACH VOLUME ONE OF 500 COPIES (of 530 total), EACH SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Hardcover. The Complete Series, All Fine, All with Jackets. 203 x 149 mm (8 x 5 7/8"). 18 volumes. EACH VOLUME ONE OF 500 COPIES (of 530 total), EACH SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original paper boards in pastel colors (cream, brown, or gray) with contrasting monochrome ink titling and decoration, original dust jackets in each case, duplicating the printed covers, untrimmed edges; SEVEN VOLUMES ENTIRELY UNOPENED. Dust jacket spines a bit faded, one spine somewhat frayed and chipped, isolated minor spots, smudges, or small tears to jackets, but still AN EXTREMELY DESIRABLE AND ATTRACTIVE SET, PARTICULARLY FINE INTERNALLY, the texts--over a third of them obviously unread (because unopened)--with few signs of use. This is a rare set of the entire series of 18 works making up the "Woburn Books," finely printed pieces on good quality paper written and signed by modern British authors, with all of our volumes in their original dust jackets. The 18-volume set is comprised of: (1)"The Sword of Wood," G. K. Chesterton, 25 pp.; (2)"The Dewpond," T. F. Powys, 29 pp.; (3)"A Wedding Morn," Sheila Kaye-Smith, 50 pp.; (4) "Portrait of the Misses Harlowe," Martin Armstrong, 26 pp.; (5) "The Apple Disdained," R. H. Mottram, 30 pp.; (6) "The Man Who Missed the Bus," Stella Benson, 31 pp.; (7) "Rawdon's Roof," D. H. Lawrence 32 pp.; (8) "The Old Dovecote," David Garnett, 27 pp.; (9) "The Male Impersonator," E. F. Benson, 28 pp.; (10) "Alice and The Lost Novel," Sherwood Anderson, 27 pp.; (11) "Full Circle," Algernon Blackwood, 22 pp.; (12) "The Linhay on the Downs," Henry Williamson, 26 pp.; (13) "Fame," May Sinclair, 40 pp.; (14) "The Goldfish under the Ice," Christopher Morley, 26 pp.; (15) "A Ghost in the Isle of Wight,"Shane Leslie, 30 pp.; (16) "The Shout," Robert Graves, 31 pp.; (17) "Trial by Armes," Joseph Hergesheimer, 30 pp.; and (18) "Some World Far From Ours," Sylvia Townsend Warner, 31 pp. Stray copies of individual volumes from this series can be found pretty easily, but the complete set of the "Woburn Books" is not common, especially in jacket.

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        All Kneeling

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. 1928. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper first issue dustwrapper, designed by Paul Venck, with some tiny nicks at the crown and a few slight tears. The story of a young female author from Philadelphia who travels in Bohemian New York circles after her early success. Basis for the 1950 Nicolas Ray-directed movie Born to be Bad which featured Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan and Zachary Scott. Scarce. .

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        Ainsi Parla L'Oncle...: Essais D'Ethnographie

      Imprimerie De Compiegne (Haiti): Imprimerie De Compiegne. 1928. First. First edition. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Text in French. A little soiling and light wear, a very good copy. Errata slip laid in on cheap paper which is browned. Inscribed by the author: "Porteau Prince August 12, 1928. De Dr. Prichard(?) a Monsieur Hendrix deLeeux de New York. Avec Dr. Price-Mars' complemet." Price-Mars is generally considered to have been Haiti's foremost thinker of the 20th Century. This is perhaps his most influential work, an indictment of the Haitian elite for their Francophile inclinations, and a defense of the African roots of Haiti as it was expressed in that country's indigenous culture. .

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        Mandrake Over the Water-Carrier: A Recital

      Heinemann London: Heinemann. (1928). First. First edition. Slight foxing to the endpapers else fine in a lightly age-toned and spine-tanned, near fine dustwrapper. A remarkable survivor as the jacket is slightly larger than the book, and is particularly susceptible to wear. Very scarce. .

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        Le surréalisme et la peinture. Avec soixante-dix-sept photogravures d'après Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miro, Georges Braque, Arp, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, André Masson, Yves Tanguy..

      Gr.8°, 72 (77) S. m. 77 s/w Abb., Brosch., Rücken gebrochen u. gebräunt, berieben, Umschlag min. fleckig EA. (= NRF 1928). Ex.-Nr. 202 der Normalausgabe. Text frz.

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        Die Welt Ist Schön

      Kurt Wolff Verlag Munchen: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1928. Second edition without introduction.. Hardcover. g. 4to. 100 pp. 100 b&w photographs. Peach paper boards with b&w photo-illustrated d/j. D/j has chips and a number of pieces missing, one affecting image on bottom right front, otherwise fine. Rare in d/j. Renger-Patzsch's most important photographic work which surveys his early close-ups, landscape, architecture, advertising and his revolutionary industrial work.

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        Der berglerische Edelbüchler. Fettschrift (sic!) der Gesellschaft alpiner Buecherfreunde e.V.

      gedruckt in der Universitätsdoktordruckerei C. Wolf & Wölfle" 1928 1. Festgabe zur 1. Jahresversammlung der "Gesellschaft alpiner Bücherfreunde" E.V in Stuttgart am 13. Juli 1928! "Dieses Stück trägt die Nummer 1-300 und wurde von den Autoren in eigenhändiger Original-Daktyloscopie signiert". Mit zwei Original-Fingerabdrücken. Als Einband wurde eine Kinderbuchtapete der Fa. Tapetefabrik Franz Fischer & Sohn, München verwendet. "Titeletikette: Eigenhändig mit vernickelter Schere geschnitten von Fräulein Mia Treffler, Sekretärin der "Gesellschaft alpiner Bücherfreunde" in München"; "Druckfehler: Veranlaßt von der Schriftleitung Maro Waschmi, prompt ausgeführt von der Hoch-, Tief-, Flach-, Kreuz- und Querdruckerei Dr. C. Wolf & Wölfle in München". U.a. wird das "Ergebnis einer Rundfrage" zum "Problem des alpinen Romans" veröffentlicht, mit fingierten Antworten (mit faksimilierten Original-Unterschriften) von Thomas Mann, Alois Dreyer, Alphonse Daudet, Theodor v. Wundt, Franz Nieberl, Hans Barth u.a. Angekündigt wird auch die Herausgabe von "Meyers Konversationslexikon in siebzehn Bänden, Rucksack-Ausgabe für Bergsteiger in Dünndruck, in dünngeschabtes Lederhosenleder gebunden". Einband etwas fleckig und mit Randeinrissen. Seiten gebräunt.

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        La fiera delle vanità. Sguerguenza I

      gennaio 1928Acquaforte, rame di mm. 338x297 su foglio di mm.400x275. L'inc. è tratta dalla serie "Sguerguenze", serie complessiva di 31 incisioni in rame alla quale l'artista si dedicò dal 1928 fino alla morte. Es. firmato in basso a destra 'F. Chiappelli'. Titolo e numerazione a matita in basso a sin. 'es. 12/100'

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        Bernice Abbott American Photographer. Signed

      New York: Berenice Abbott [1928] 1982, 1928 Abbott, Berenice. [James Joyce]. PORTRAIT OF JAMES JOYCE. Signed. Number 28 of only 100 extraordinary original 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (34.9 x 27.3 cm) Gelatin silver print, printed later of the iconic image of the author photographed by Bernice Abbott, numbered & signed by her on the mount, & with her studio stamp on the verso which states: "Photograph / printed for / limited edition of / Bernice Abbott American Photographer / Bernice Abbott / Abbott, Maine 04406". Framed & glazed in a superb stained brown mahogany frame. Reference: O'Neal, Berenice Abbott: American Photographer, p. 44; Photo Poche Press, Berenice Abbott, pl. 23; Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, p. 98. A scarce portrait of Joyce, who was photographed in the 1920's by Abbott in Paris. Abbott had been Man Ray's photo assistant from 1923-25, and opened her own portrait studio in 1926, at 44 Rue du Bac. She returned to New York in 1929. Abbott subsequently made a few new prints in the late 1950's before this final printing in the 1980's. A beautiful fine image. "One of most moving of her portraits is one reproduced here of James Joyce. The grey, strangely lifeless, enveloping light finds its way everywhere, describing without emphasis or favor the writer's stickpin, his hands, his right ear, his fine beaver hat, the deep tiredness of his elegant slouch. He seems the survivor of too difficult a battle, shell-shocked by the terrible labor of putting so many words in the precisely proper order." - "Looking at Photographs" by John Szarkowski . Signed. First Edition, New Printing.

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        STORIA DEI PITTORI ITALIANI DELL'OTTOCENTO. Milano, 1928-1971.

      2 voll di cui il I° in ediz. orig. ed il II° in anastatica. Vol. I°: bella ril. in mz. pelle, nerv. al dorso e taglio sup. in oro, cm 32x23, pp 296 di t., 17 tricromie con veline di protez. f.t., 251 tavv b/n f.t., copia n° 596, leggeriss. abras. esterne, altrim. ottimo esempl.; Vol. II°: ril. in sky, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 31x21, pp 517 di t., 10 tavv a colori con veline di protez. f.t., 308 tavv b/n f.t. Ottimo esempl.

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        Lonesomest Doll, The

      1928. first edition. The Rackham-Illustrated Edition"A Difficult Title To Find in Good Condition"[RACKHAM, Arthur]. BROWN, Abbie Farwell. The Lonesomest Doll. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. First edition illustrated by Rackham, published only in America. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in; 209 x 150 mm). [8]. 80, [1], [3, blank] pp. Title page, frontispiece and two full page illustrations in rose and greenish-blue, twenty-six black and white drawings. Original tan, pictorially stamped, cloth. A remarkably fresh, clean, and exceptionally fine copy."The text is printed on a poor and brittle paper, so it is a difficult title to find in good condition" (Riall).Latimore and Haskell p. 63. Hudson p. 171. Riall p. 163.

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        Dollars And Sense

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company 1928. First edition. Preface by C.K. Woodbridge. Touch of sunning along the spine else fine in about near fine dustwrapper with toning along the spine and bit of wear at a few corners. Inscribed by the author. A refutation of the sometimes disreputable practices conducted by advertisers and businesses. Very scarce in dust jacket.

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        Autograph letter signed "A. Einstein", in German to "Lieber Herr Müntz" (Herman Müntz), dated 10.XII.28 (December 10, 1928) together with the envelope addressed in Eintein's hand to "Herrn/ Dr. Müntz/ Gehrathstr. 4/ Nikolassee". And on top of verso of envelope a three-line note in Einstein's hand.

      (Berlin), December 10, 1928. 1 page 4to. (27,5 x 22 cm), 23 lines, inkwritten by Einstein. The envelope addressed to Müntz in E.s hand with a stamp and stamped "Berlin". The note on verso of the envelope (3 lines in E's hand) is unequivocally added after E. had closed the envelope. (Herman Müntz was Einstein's collaborator - helping with the mathematical calculations in the first crucial part of the "Fernparallelismus"- period).. An unpublished and unrecorded letter of seminal importance to the understanding of Einstein's path towards his great final theory, perhaps the most ambitious and complex achievement of the 20th century, namely the all-embracing formula that would unite all forces of nature, showing them as merely different manifestations of a single, universal force and as such disclosing the secret laws of nature - the great UNIFIED FIELD THEORY (UFT), marrying the electromagnetic and gravitational fields. Written on December 10th 1928, thus predating the submission of Einstein's "Zur einheitlichen feldtheorie" by a month, the letter that we have in front of us represents one of the final steps towards the UTF, presenting us with the essential parts of Einstein's solution hereto. In the present letter Einstein draws a conclusion that comes to be fundamental for his groundbreaking work, namely that the electromagnetic equations, in the unification search, necessarily have to take on a specific mathematical structure d/dx ( )=0. EVEN MORE INTERESTINGLY, HE GIVES TO THIS "SOLUTION" A MORE EXPLICIT FORMULATION - on the verso of the envelope! - "Unterdessen habe ich selbst gesehen, dass die elektrom.(echanische) Gl.(eichungen) die Form d/dx ( )=0 annehmen müssen, indem die Zusatzglieder wegen den andern Feldgleichungen verschwinden" [i.e.: Meanwhile I have seen for myself that the electromechanical equations must take on the form d/dx ( )=0, in which the additional terms disappear because of the other field equations]. - Clearly written after the letter had been written, packed, and sealed, leaving us with a unique piece of scientific research that brings us right into the creative mind of Einstein.Apart from providing us with a unique insight into Einstein's method of working, into the process of how the greatest physicist of the 20th century worked during one of the most exciting and hectic periods of his scientific life, giving us a magnificent view of the aspects of his working progress, the letter actually directly displays in which way Einstein considered how the vectors and tensors in parts of the curved space must be related in order to find equations that could incorporate both types of fields. In order to fully understand the importance of the letter, the following must be taken into consideration: BACKGROUND. In an article of February 3rd, 1929 (explaining his new discoveries - E 1929 c) Einstein states that the Theory of Relativity has "in the last six months entered its third stage of development", referring to this intensive period, in which he struggled with uniting the two ontological types, the electromagnetic and the gravitational field under a common concept - the new type of geometry which he called "Fernparallelismus" (Teleparallelisme, Distant parallelisme, Absolute parallelisme), a structure of the continuum which lies between Riemannian and Euclidean geometry.In 1928 Einstein suffered a temporary physical collapse due to an enlargement of the heart and he had to stay in bed for four months and keep a salt-free diet. He fully recuperated but remained weakened for a year. At the end of May, 1928 he wrote to his friend Zagger: "In the tranquility of my sickness I have laid a wonderful egg in the area of general relativity. Whether the bird that will hatch from it will be vital and long-lived only the Gods know". - The egg that was hatched was Einstein's perhaps most important paper on UFT, "Zur einheitlichen Feldtheorie" (E 1929 b - Weil: 165 with an asterisk and mentioned in PMM 416); at least it was the result of these 6 months of hard work. The paper was published in January, 1929 and it was submitted one month after the present Einstein-letter, on Jan. 10, 1929 - as such the letter that we have in front of us represents one of the final steps to the UTF of "Zur einheitlichen feldtheorie", a step which in essence constitutes Einstein's insistence on using partial differential equations as the field-equations from which Maxwell's equations could be derived."Auf alle Fälle sind wir auf dem richtigen Wege mit der Fernparallelismus" Eisntein states at the end of the letter - meaning "IN ANY CASE, We [i.e. Einstein himself and Müntz] ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH WITH THE THEORY OF DISTANT PARELLELISM."That which Einstein himself thought to have accomplished during this hectic period, which culminated with the January-paper of 1929, can best be understood from his own statements in an interview he gave to the newspaper "Daily Chronicle" on January 26th: "Now, but only now, we know that the force which moves electrons in their ellipses about the nuclei of atoms is the same force which moves our earth in its annual course about the sun, and it is the same force which brings to us the rays of light and heat which make life possible upon our planet."Another formal UNIQUE DIMENSION to the letter is the fact that tells us how fast, within hours, or a day at most, Einstein was able to sharpen an essential approach to a complex problem and making a quick turn-around - this is uniquely displayed by the definite standpoint taken in the three lines on verso of the envelope, written after he had closed the envelope - A REMARKABLE MANIFESTATION OF CREATIVITY.At the end of 1928 there were rumors circulating world-wide that Einstein would come up with a new derivation of the field equations uniting the two known forces. "The craze apparently had begun with an article in the New York Times of November 4, 1928 under the title "Einstein on Verge of a Great Discovery;..." The author of this article, Paul D. Miller, gave an account of how he had succeeded in visiting Einstein in his Berlin home. It is a striking example of grooming the myth of this mysteriously creative genius. The sick Einstein supposedly "sat on a sunny beach and appeased his desire to work by playing his violin to the waves", but then came up with a new theory that "will startle the world more than relativity did"." (Sauer 2006).FERNPARALLELISMUS. The "distant-parallelism"- approach to UFT, initiated in Einstein's two papers of July 1928 (E 1928 a and 1928 b), and incorporating the period from 1928 to spring 1931, was an important turning-point for Einstein, as he already had the UFT in mind just after he had released his General Theory of Relativity (GR). In his own words "After 12 years of disappointments in investigation, I now found a metric structure of the Continuum, which lay between Riemannian and Euclidean, and which, when elaborated would lead to a real unified field theory"(own transl. from German in 1929 a - Stodola Festschrift). He hereby introduced a "new structure of space" (Eine neue Raumstruktur). This fundamental new geometry is a geometry which is somewhat different from the Riemann-geometry of GF, as it is a geometry with Riemann metric and vanishing curvature together with non-vanishing torsion ("Stromdichten" in the letter ?). This new geometrical conception allowed for vectors in different parts of curved space to be related, and from here sprang new forms of tensors. In this way it was also possible to come up with equations that avoided the Planck-constant representing quanta.THE THIRD AND LAST STAGE OF RELATIVITY. It is evident from Einstein's own writing and statements from this period, during which he worked on "Fernparallelismus" (E 1929 a (Stodola-Festschrift and E 1929 c) that he considered his unification program an essential part of the Theory of Relativity. He declared that now the theory "has entered its third stage". The first stage, the Special Theory of Relativity (SR) was also reached as a result of a unification process, as he here unified the concepts of "space" and "time" into the space-time continuum of 4 dimensions, having its origin principally in Maxwell's unification of electricity and magnetism. The second stage in Relativity was realized in his General Theory of Relativity (GR) as he here united the key concepts of "Inertial mass" and "Gravitational mass" and "at the same time gravitation and inertia were fused into an essential identity", the identity of inertial mass and energy (E-mc2). THE THIRD STAGE was Einstein's Unitary-field program, which is, in its substance, only a consequence of "the unitary tendency which dominates the whole development of the theory" (E, 1929 c.). During the last 40 years of his life he was obsessed by this "unitary tendency" in his search "of finding the field equations for the total Field" (Autobiographical Notes p. 89). The letter discloses an aspect of this "obsession" in a moment of perhaps E's most important period of his Unification program.EINSTEIN'S FRAME OF MIND AROUND DECEMBER 10, 1928. As the offered letter is dated December 10th, 1928 and Einstein's important review-paper "Über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Feld-Theorie" (1929 a) was submitted the VERY SAME DATE to the editor of the "Festschrift", it may not be ill-timed to refer to the statements in this paper in order to shed some light on the philosophical drive or mood, in which Einstein found himself when writing the letter of December 10th. He states that a physical theory, if possible must include "all phenomena and their connections" (möglichst alle Erscheinungen und deren Zusammenhänge zu umfassen (Vollständigkeit)) and "to help us not only to understand HOW nature is and how her transactions are carried through, but also to reach as far as possible the perhaps utopian and seemingly arrogant aim of knowing why Nature is THUS AND NOT OTHERWISE" and indirectly that the phenomena which should be connected, having "logische Einheitlichkeit", in the UFT, will take on such a structure (UFT-field equations) "that even God Himself could not have arranged those connections in any other way than that which factually exists, any more that it would be in His power to make the number 4 into a prime number".Gerold Holton in his book "Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought. Kepler to Einstein" 1973, points to the philosophical kinship of Einstein's position with that of Johannes Kepler in his "Mysterium Cosmographicum", where he announced that he wanted to find out concerning the number, positions, and motions of the planets, "why they are as they are, and not otherwise", and who wrote to Herwart in April 1559, that with regard to numbers and quantity, "our knowledge is of the same kind of God's, at least insofar as we can understand something of it in this mortal life."Such was Einstein's philosophical mood and his scientific aim at the time when this letter was written and thus it contributes in its own unique way to shedding the veil of how this genius struggled with his ultimate aim.As we now know, Einstein's attempts at creating a UFT were not successful. Einstein rejected Quantum mechanics (discontinuity/ discreteness versus continuity of fields) and he only knew two forces, the electromagnetic and the gravitational. There are other forces in nature, the weak and strong nuclear forces, and new atomic particles, not known at the time, have been discovered. A truly unified theory would explain all 4 forces. This ambitious challenge has not yet been met. "What is being developed is a unified theory of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces, everything except gravity. Nevertheless Einstein's struggle is our struggle today. It is the search for a final theory."(Steven Weinberg in "Dreams of a Final Theory" 1992). In Abraham Pais' words "Einstein is a typical Old Testament figure, with the Jehovah-type attitude that there is a law and one must find it." HERMAN MÜNTZ (1884 Poland - 1956 Sweden). Müntz was Einstein's scientific collaborator in the years 1927-29 (or 1930), helping Einstein with the extensive calculations which flowed from his different approaches to UFT.Müntz was educated in mathematics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Berlin, graduating in 1906. He wrote a doctorial dissertation on partial differential equations and on the Plateau Problem. He is best known for the "Müntz-approximation theorem", but also published on projective geometry and approximation theory. In Germany he took up different teaching positions. In 1921 he moved to Göttingen and in 1924 to Berlin. In this period he was unsuccessfully trying to get an academic position, hampered, because he had not habilitated. In 1929 he took up a professional position at Leningrad State University, and his collaboration with Einstein ended. In 1937 Müntz, who was a German citizen, was expelled from the USSR and went to Sweden, where he supported himself by teaching. He obtained Swedish citizenship in 1953."Their extensive correspondance (Einstein and Müntz in the Einstein-Archive) about teleparallelism appears to have been triggered by a letter (July 1928) from Müntz in which he pointed out that the field equations in first appoximation are fully integrable. In the sequel, Müntz was concerned with the task of computing the special case of spatial spherical symmetry. The correspondence shows that Einstein kept Müntz informed about the considerations regarding the proper field equations, asking him about explicit calculations for each new version of them. These calculations are acknowledged in (2 papers by Einstein)" (Sauer 2006).The first time Müntz is mentioned in print is in Einstein's main paper on UFT (E 1929 b, p. 8):"Es ist mir eine angenehme Pflicht, Hrn. Dr. H. Müntz für die mühsame strenge Berechnung des zentrasymmetrischen Problems auf Grund des Hamiltonischen Prinzips zu danken; durch die Ergebnisse jener Untersuchung wurde mir die Auffindung des hier beschrittenen Weg nahegebracht". The next time is in the paper (E 1929 a - Stodola Festschrift, p. 32), the paper which was submitted to the "Festschrift" THE SAME DAY AS THE OFFERED PAPER IS DATED:"Es zeight sich, dass sich bei der Wahl der Konstanten B= -A (and) C= 0 Feldgleichungen ergeben, welche mit den bekannten Gesetzen des Gravitationsfeldes und des elektromagnetischen Feldes in erster Nährung übereinstimmen. Eine Rechnung, welche ich zusammen mit Herrn Müntz ausführte, zeigte sogar dass das Feld eines Massenpunktes ohne elektrische Ladung nach der hier entwickelten Theorie sich gleich ergibt wie gemäss der ursprünglischen allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie." MAIN PAPERS CONSULTED:Sauer 2006. Tilman Sauer "Field Equations in teleparallel space-time: Einstein's Fernparallelismus" 2006.Sauer 2007. Tilman Sauer "Einstein's Unified Field Theory Program" 2007. Einstein Paper projectEinstein 1928 a. "Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechterhaltung des begriffes des Fernparallelismus" - Sitzungsberichte Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1928. (Weil No. 161).Einstein 1928 b. "Neue Möchlichkeit für eine einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektricität" - Sitzungsberichte Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1928. (Weil No. 162).Einstein 1929 a. "Über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Feld-Theorie" - Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Prof., Dr. A. Stodola. Zürich 1929, pp. 126-132.Einstein 1929 b. "Zur einheitlichen Feldtheorie" - Sitzungsberichte Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1929.Einstein 1929 c. Einstein explains his new discoveries. - New York Times, 3. Febr. 1929.Goenner 2004. Hubert F.M. Goenner. "On the History of Unified Field Theories", 2004

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      Simon and Schuster 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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        Lettera autografa firmata su carta intestata «Centrale Futurista Roma».

      [Roma] 280x220 mm un foglio, manoscritto a pennarello rosa recto e verso. Indirizzata a F.T. Marinetti. Notevole lettera vergata nel tipico stile avanguardistico di Balla, una scrittura artistica in maiuscolo tutto svolazzi e giochi di parole. «Complimenti per il 2.... Futurmaschietto. Zan Tum Tum. CarisMarinetti futurun Run Run Run Ran Ron ringraziamenti piaciutissssssssimooo articolo ? ma... schappa schappi fringuellino a Canapri [gioco per Capri?] ? si dice fai conferenza Sabato. È meglio domenica. Ci verremo arcisalutisssimiiii An(A)coraBalla». Rarissima la carta intestata, una bella grafica blu e rossa siglata «Poi» (molto probabilmente Alfredo Poinelli), che testimonia il tentativo di creare una non meglio nota istituzione «Centrale Futurista Roma», sede provvisoria Corso Umberto 380, presidente F.T. Marinetti, vice Tato futurista, segretario il Poinelli appunto, e Azari, Balla, Carli, Casavola, Depero, Dottori, Fillia, Folgore, V. Marchi, Prampolini, Russolo, Settimelli come consiglieri. Quasi certamente da collocare nella seconda metà degli anni ?20, l?ipotesi 1928 nasce interpretando alla lettera i complimenti per il «secondo futurmaschietto», che potrebbero alludere alla nascita della seconda figlia di Marinetti, Ala. Riprodotta b.n. in Hulten, Futurismo & futurismi, p. 453 (ma attribuita a Marinetti e definita «cartolina»!). Condizioni molto buone.

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        ANDREA BRUSTOLON. Prefazione di Ugo Ojetti.

      In-8 gr., cartonato edit. figur., sovrac., pp. XVI,108, con XXXIX tavv. in b.n. f.t. che illustrano le opere di questo importante scultore e intagliatore bellunese (1662-1732). Rara monografia. Molto ben conservato.

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        Rabok [Prisoners]

      Budapest: Franklin-Tarsulat. (1928). First. First edition. Octavo. 248pp. Text in Hungarian. Printed wrappers. Faint stain at the top of the front wrap, and small tears at the extremities, a very good copy of a fragile volume, a novel about a young lawyer and warden's daughter set to marry when robbery intervenes. Basis for the 1929 William Seiter film, an early talkie with a pre-Dracula Bela Lugosi. Very scarce. .

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        The House At Pooh Corner with Rare Dust Jacket First Edition Book 1928

      Methuen & Co 1928. The First Edition has for sale this highly desirable and collectable first edition A.A. Milne book, from the Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin series of books, The House At Pooh Corner, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard (E.H. Shepard) with superb and now iconic illustrations of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Piglet, and other characters now made popular by Walt Disney. This issue which we are selling has its original dust jacket.____Published by Methuen in 1928 The House At Pooh Corner is probably most notable for its introduction of the character Tigger, who went on to become a prominent figure in the Walt Disney Winnie the Pooh franchise____The original rare, collectable and highly desirable dust jacket is present and in Very Good condition with small losses to the top and bottom of the spine, other nicks and other signs of wear. Despite the faults with the dust jacket, this is in remarkably attractive and collectable condition with beautifully illustrated front and back panels and spine. For more information on the dust jacket please see our images section.____The original publisher's salmon pink boards have the customary gilt border to the front and with a gilt illustration of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet. The boards are in Near Fine condition with knocks to the top and bottom of the spine; slight fading to the spine; and very slight corner knocks. These boards do not have the extensive fading which is so common with the House At Pooh corner books due to the light salmon pink cloth used. These are a highly desirable and collectable set of boards.____The original decorated pink endpapers to the front and back show Christopher Robin leading all the characters of the Pooh books through 100 Aker Wood, all in silhouette. The paper is slightly browned, but is free of any writing or inscription which is rare for these books.____There are 178 numbered pages, all top edge gilt, with only very light and very occasional foxing. All pages are tightly bound in and we are unable to detect any cracks to the internal hinges. Overall these pages are in Near Fine condition.____This example of The House At Pooh Corner, is a very attractive and collectable A.A. Milne book, being a first edition from the Winnie the Pooh series with stunning black and white illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard

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        Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy

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

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        PINKY PUP AND THE EMPTY ELEPHANT

      1928. 1. VOLLAND. PINKY PUP AND THE EMPTY ELEPHANT by Dixie Willson. Chic: Volland (1922, rev. ed. 1928). Large Sq. 4to, cloth backed pict. bds, near fine in original box (box with some soil and flap reinforrcement). A very rare Volland title, this is beautifully illustrated in color by ERICK BERRY.

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        Der goldschmiede merkzeichen. frankfurt 1922/1928.

      4 voll.ril. in tela con sovr., cm 21x14 , pp 1960 , moltissime tavv. e ill. in b/n, moltissimi marchi.

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        Four Lectures on Wave Mechanics.Inscribed by Schrödinger to George Paget Thomson. London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1928. First edition, first printing.

      Exceptional presentation copy; early Schrödinger inscriptions are highly rare and the association between his and G.P. Thomson's work can hardly be overstated. This inscription by Schrödinger to Thomson is dated November 1928 - in 1926 Schrödinger created wave mechanics and in 1927 Thomson gave experimental proof of Schrödinger's theory. Schrödinger received the 1933 Nobel Prize for his work and in 1937 Thomson was awarded Nobel Prize for his experiment. Schrödinger affectionately writes 'To G.P.T. from whom I now learn'. We know of just one other presentation copy of Schrödinger's lectures: Howell catalogue from 1981 (priced at $225) - not inscribed but with printed card and the signature of P.W. Bridgman.. Small 8vo (180 x 120 mm), publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering (very light wear to extremeties), pp [i-vii] viii [1] 2-53 [3:blank]

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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.

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        Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana. Famiglie nobili e titolate viventi riconosciute dal regio Governo d'Italia compresi: città, comunità, mense vescovili, abazie. parrocchie ed enti nobili e titolati riconosciuti

      Milano, Ed. Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana, 1928-1936 In 4°, bella leg. in mz. pelle mod. con angoli, tit. e fregi in oro al dorso, nervi, conservate le cop. orig., 9 Voll.: pp.538; 545; 713; 957; 894; 1045; 688; 767; 230. Importantissima e vasta opera sulle famiglie nobili italiane viventi, con la descrizione delle armi e dei motti di ciascuna. Srumento essenziale per lo studio dell'araldica italiana, l'opera è corredata da molte tavv. a col. f.t. di blasoni e migliaia di stemmi e ritratti intercalati n.t. Sei voll. di testo, due di Appendice, uno di Bibliografia araldica. Bellissimo es.

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        The House At Pooh Corner

      Methuen and Co 1928. This is a Very Good + Copy of this Book in Publisher's original green deluxe soft leather binding.Superbly deocrated in full green calf with gilt vignettes onto the upper cover and spine of the book. All the page edges are in gilt.This copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.There is just a little light rubbing to the head and tail of spine with some slight offsetting to the illustrated endpaper.Lovely clean copy internally and superbly illustrated by by E.H. Shepard.A lovely Christening present and certainly a copy that would adorn any bookshelf 8vo 178pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        ORVIETO.

      Pregevole cartella ril. in pelle blu con nastrino in pelle ai bordi, titolo con motivi decorativi impressi a secco ed in oro alle coperta, interno con controcop. rivestita in seta marezzata, chiusura con stringhe, cm 46x35, 5 acquaforti originali di Antonio Carbonati firmate dall?Artista e datate 1928. Le opere sono collocate in cartelle che fungono da cornice. il foglio misura cm 28.5x41, il campo inciso cm 18,5x27,5. Un foglio presenta una diffusa ma non densa brunitura su quasi l?intero campo inciso, lievi tracce d?uso all'esterno, peraltro ottimo esemplare nitidamente impresso. I soggetti delle acqueforti sono: Il Palazzo del Popolo, La Torre del Moro, Le rupi di San Giovenale, Il Duomo, Panorama, Piazza del Municipio.

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        All The Conspirators

      Jonathan Cape 1928. This is a Good + Copy of this book in Publisher's original light tan coloured cloth with black title lettering to spine which has now rather worn and faded over time.There is a little spotting to the spine.No Dust-Jacket.This copy has been SIGNED by the Author Christopher Isherwood on the Title Page without dedication.The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness and there is NO leaning or rolling to spine.Certainly one for the collector as SIGNED Isherwood titles are exceedingly rare.The Author's First novel features a theme which was to reoccur frequently in his later work - the destruction of a son by a very evil parent.It was set in the well-to-do London of the 1920s,Philip and Joan fight to throw off the oppressive power of their mother,using whatever means necessary.An Anglo-American novelist and playwright,best known for his stories about Berlin in the early 1930s.Isherwood's novels were based largely on his own life. Many of his famous literary friends appeared in his books under different names, including W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and Virginia Woolf.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction.Scarce SIGNED copy,8vo 255pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        SONNICA LA COURTISANE. Ouvrage illustré de soixante eaux-fortes en couleurs de Maurice de Becque. Traduction Jean Carayon.

      In-4 p. (mm. 282x226), bross. orig. (dorso restaur.), pp. (4),IV,313,(5), illustrato da 60 pregevoli acqueforti a colori di Maurice Jaubert de Becque, così composte: 12 grandi testate, 9 finali, 21 composizioni nel t. e 18 tavv. f.t. Romanzo storico che celebra la vita di una cortigiana all?epoca dell?impero romano. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 73: ?Edition recherchée et cotée? - Benezit,I, p. 955 cita dell?artista francese anche l?illustrazione di quest?opera. Bella edizione di 270 esempl. numer. Il ns., 64, ?sur vélin pur fil Lafuma? fa parte della tiratura di 200 (numer. 61 à 260), ed è molto ben conservato. Unite: ?Six planches refusées complétant l?illustration de "Sonnica la Courtisane" et reservées aux amis de l?artiste?. Sono 6 bellissime acqueforti in tinta ?avec remarques?, di gusto fortemente erotico, ciascuna con alcune righe di testo a fronte (e l?indicaz. del capitolo e della pag. cui fanno riferimento): in tutto 16 cc.nn. a fogli sciolti, copertina in bross. con vignetta inc. all?acquaforte al piatto ant., custodia in mz. tela, astuccio. Tracce d?uso margin. altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      1928. 1. MILNE,A.A. HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. London: Methuen (1928). 8vo (4 7/8 x 7 3/8"), publisher's full blue calf with double gilt rules, floral decorations in corners and picture in center, gilt pictorial spine, all edges gilt, spine slightly sunned else Fine. First edition, DELUXE EDITION. Illustrated by E.H. SHEPARD.

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        Egenhændigt beskrevet visitkort med underskrift til "Kjære Fru Mohn."

      Dat. "14/8. 21." Indlagt i den orig. poststemplede kuvert med frimærke og udskrift ("Fru Mohn/ Meteorologisk Institut/ Kristiania."). På forsiden er trykt "Fridtjof Nansen", bagsiden er egenhændigt beskrevet: "Kjære Fru Mohn/ Hjertelig Takk til Dem og Frk./ Louise for de elskværdige hilsener./ Ja jeg minns vel levende den/ dagen for 35 år siden, og Mohn's strålende glæde. En hyggeligere/ varmere Velkommen hjem havde/ jeg ikke fått. Håber De har det godt. Er netop kommet fra en kort fjell=" hvilket fortsætter på forsiden: "tur og må avsted på reise./ Mange hilsener (?)ønsker/ Fridtjof Nansen.". Fru Julie Mohn (d. 1928) var gift med Henrik Mohn (1835-1916), som var en af Nansens nærmeste venner. Han regnes for grundlæggeren af meteorologi og fysisk oceanografi i Norge og blev i 1866 Meteorologisk Instituts første direktør. I 1884 skrev Mohn en artikel om transpolar strøm over det arktiske hav, og denne artikel dannede inspirationen for Nansen til at realisere færden med Fram ti år senere. Breve fra Nansen er sjældne, og dette er et personligt og interessant et af slagsen.Rare and personal handwritten and signed letter written on a visiting card from the author of "Farthest North" (PMM 384). 11 lines, in postmarked and stamped envelope

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      1928. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, done into verse by Laurence Housman. London & Glasgow: Collins Cleartype Press [1928]. 4to, blue leather with gilt decorations, all edges gilt, a FINE COPY IN THE PUBLISHER'S BOX WITH COLOR PLATE ON COVER (box faded and with some strengthening). This is a beautiful book, illustrated with 4 tipped-in color plates by Robinson, plus a decorative title page and decorations on each page of text. Rarely found with the box.

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        I MACCHIAIOLI TOSCANI NELLA COLLEZIONE DI ENRICO CHECCUCCI DI FIRENZE.

      In-4 p., mz. tela edit., pp. 14, con 216 tavv. in b.n. f.t., di cui 13 a colori. Catalogo di questa importante raccolta in cui figurano pitture a olio di: Abbati, Banti, Boldini, Borrani, Cabianca, Cecioni, D'Ancona, De Tivoli, Fattori, Lega, Sernesi, Signorini e anche acquerelli, tempere, disegni, acqueforti di: Abbati, Boldini, Cecioni, Fattori, Sernesi e Tricca. Ben conservato.

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        The Greene Murder Case

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, First Printing, first state, with 1928 in Roman numerals on title page (MCMXXVIII) and "copyright 1928" on copyright page with Scribner's seal (first state copies carry only the year 1928 on copyright page, while second state copies are corrected to reflect the copyright obtained for the serialization and read "copyright 1927, 1928.) BOOK DESCRIPTION: Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright white unchipped lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny surface nicks to rear board outside edge; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean original endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 388 pgs. Original dustjacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), with very small chip to rear spine corner (approx. 1/2" wide by 1/4" deep), very slight edge wear and small light creases, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce and highly collectable. Approx. 8" x 5-1/2". Mystery.

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        The Million Dollar Story

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1928.. First Edition. Red Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall black titles front & spine, the first hardback edn. (originally pub. as a pbck. in 1926) foxing to edges, top edge dusty, slight colour loss to top & bottom of spine, D/J. has closed tears to front bottom edge & small pieces missing from top & bottom of spine, the front col. D/J. illust. shows a balding man at a table laying down the law to an unimpressed young 1920's woman while, on the spine, a chap sporting a bow tie & centre-parting enters through a door, back cover & inner flaps listing other titles, sold at two shillings & sixpence originally this is a scarce title to find complete with D/J., 156 pages.

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        THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS AND OTHER TALES

      London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.,. 1928. original green-and-yellow variegated cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blind, top edge stained green and light brown.. Bookplate on front paste-down partially (and a bit roughly) removed,. otherwise a fine copy. (#75408). First edition, British issue. Collects fourteen stories. The author's second and scarcest collection of weird tales, preceded by MIDNIGHT HOUSE (1910). "Good stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 767. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 88-9. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 193-94. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4- 114. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-81. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1532-35. Bleiler (1978), p. 95. Reginald 06885.

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        "Den som chematiskt [sic.] förklarande".

      Egenhändigt diktmanuskript från 1928. Fem rader i svart bläck, osignerat. 36 x 22,5 cm. Arkivmässigt insatt i ett fint nytt omslag. Tillsammans med ytterligare ett manuskript, incipit: "Jag är arm och ringa" (28,5 x 21,5 cm), maskinskrivet eller renskrivet på maskin och med signaturen "Harry Martinson" i blyerts, möjligen av annan hand men med samma utmärkta proveniens. Manuskripten är ej daterade av Martinson, men härrör enligt en handskriven notering från arbetet med debutsamlingen Spökskepp. Det egenhändiga manuskriptet är från 1928 enligt påskrift på baksidan och det maskinskrivna alltså senast från 1929. De små dikterna tycks inte vara publicerade, åtminstone inte i Spökskepp.. Proveniens: Olle Wedholm och hans fästmö Vera Bergstedt. Wedholm (1908-1995) var en vän till Artur Lundkvist från Birkagårdens folkhögskola på 1920-talet, självskriven i den antologi som Lundkvist planerade, det som till slut blev Fem unga. Bonniers refuserade dock 'Sex unga' redan hösten 1928 och när en ny framstöt gjordes ett år senare var Wedholms bidrag återtaget eller struket, oklart vilket. Enligt Sandgrens minnesartikel i Bonniers Litterära Magasin 1951 tvekade han "att nedstiga på cirkus och slåss i allas åsyn".Olle och Vera (f. 1908) lärde känna Harry Martinson genom Lundkvist hösten 1927. Paret avsåg att besöka Harry och Moa i deras torp i Sorunda, men avskräcktes av att Moa inte var i bästa form vid tillfället, vilket framgick av ett ganska obalanserat brev hon skrev till dem. Men i maj 1929 deltog Olle och Vera i firandet av att Bonniers antagit Martinsons debutbok, och när Spökskepp utkom recenserade Wedholm den i Arbetaren

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        Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechtehaltung des Begreiffes des Fernparallelismus.

      Berlin, Gruyter & Co., 1928. 4to. Orig. printed orange wrappers. Offprint/Sonderabruck aus Sitzungsberichten...pp. (1)-7. Fine fresh copy.. Firsrt edition of the rare Offprint, still called "Abdruck", but now having separate pagination and separate printed title, see Weil No. 161 where this is not mentioned.The early Offprints from "Sitzungsberichten..." are called "Sonderabdruck" up to Weil No.165 (including this). From Weil 166 they are called "Sonderausgabe...". - Before 161 (up to 160) the Offprints do not have separate title and pagination (the pagination follows the numbering in the periodical). From 166 the Offprint has both separate printed title and pagination. - ( So Weil Nos 161-165 is still "Abdruck", but with separate title and pagination). These facts are not mentioned in the bibliographies

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        Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems

      Privately printed, 1928.. Allen Lane would often give away privately printed, limited edition books as gifts to his friends and authors at Christmas. The great majority of these relate to his years with Penguin, where the books usually had some connection with a forthcoming publication, or an important event, such as the Lady Chatterley trial. For further information see: ttp://www.finebooksmagazine.com/issue/0306/allan_lane.phtml. This was his first such offering, in 1928, soon after he had taken over as managing director at the Bodley Head. It is a modest offering, essentially an edition of one of the Bodley Head's 'Helicon' series. But this edition comes in a special binding, in quarter cream linen and green marbled board covers. On the flyleaf is a message from Allen and Dick (Richard) Lane, one of his brothers (his youngest brother John was probably abroad at the time). On the title page verso it states: 'This specially bound Edition is limited to two hundred and fifty copies for private circulation of which this is No. 138. The number is inked in. Condition is very good; few faults. Needless to say this book is now extraordinarily rare.

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        Black Gold promotional brochure or pressbook early African American cinema

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

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1928 In the salmon pink cloth covers with gilt image and tooling to front cover. Spine has faded a little, title in gilt, edges bumped a little. Internally, a small owners name to half title, clean tight and bright, (xi), 178 pp, printed by Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich. A superb first edition of one of the most popular Childrens titles.

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        Notes & Sketches Made During Two Years on the "Discovery"

      Paperback. Holywell Press, Oxford, 1928. 4to, 52pp, ills throughout, maps. Orig. printed white paper wrps, front cover detached, g+. Spence 544. Presentation copy from the author to Charles Singer. Very scarce. Two years whaling research trip to to the South Atlantic Ocean, including South Georgia, Falklands, Gough Island.

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