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        Tumors arising from the blood vessels of the brain

      Charles C Thomas, Springfield 1928 - Cushing, Harvey (1879-1939) and Percival W. Bailey (1892-1973). Tumors arising from the blood-vessels of the brain: Angiomatous malformations and hemangioblastomas. x, 219, [3]pp. Text illustrations. Springfield, IL and Baltimore, MD: Charles C Thomas, 1928. 244 x 163 mm. Original dark blue cloth, printed dust-jacket (upper extremity chipped). Slight edgewear but fine. First Edition, scarce in dust-jacket. Contains the first extensive classification and description of angiomatous malformations and hemangioblastomas. "A beautifully illustrated monograph based on 29 cases of one of the rarest and most interesting group of cranial tumors . . . One thousand copies were printed of which 270 bore the English imprint" (Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing 13). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1928 - 1928 Original Hardback Wisden

      1928 - Hi, This lot is a 1928 Original Hardback Wisden in Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a nice book, the boards are very good as is the gilt which is very strong to front and spine and is 100% original , ok to good hinges although a hint of restoration by previous owner, Internally a very nice book with excellent photoplate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landstreicher. Roman.

      Mchn., Albert Langen 1928 - 2 w. Bll., 494 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanz.), 2 w. Bll. 8°. Rotbraune HLdr. d. Zt. (Maroquin) auf 4 Bünden mit farb. Deckenbezug, Kopfgoldschnitt und Lesebändchen. - Widmungsexemplar des Literaturnobelpreisträgers Knut Hamsun. - Erste dt. Ausgabe (1. bis 20. Tsd.; norw.: "Landstrykere"). - Übers. von Julius Sandmeier und Sophie Angermann. - Fliegendes Vorsatzblatt mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur von Knut Hamsun aus dem Jahre 1939 an den Bürgermeister von Stuttgart: "Herrn Oberbürgermeister Dr. Karl Strölin mit meinem ergebensten Dank und Gruss. Knut Hamsun. Nörholm, 28 Decbr. 1939.". - Beiliegend ein Luftpostbrief des norwegischen Malers und Schriftstellers Tore Hamsun (Sohn von Knut Hamsun; 1912-1995; Brief dat. "Puerto Mogan Cran Canaria 25.3.94"), in dem er handschriftlich auf die Frage eingeht, wofür Karl Strölin das Widmungsexemplar erhielt: "Zur Widmung an den Oberbürgermeister im Roman 'Landstreicher' kann ich wenig sagen. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass meine Eltern im Jahre 1939 die Stadt Strölin [d.i. ein Verständnisfehler] besucht hat. Meine Schwester, Ellinor, die in Deutschland wohnte, war zu dieser Zeit krank und meine Eltern waren damals ein paar mal bei Ihr [. . .] Mit den freundlichsten Grüßen Ihr Tore Hamsun." (1 einseitig beschriebenes Blatt mit Briefumschlag). - Rücken im unteren Bereich mit kleiner Nummer auf Oblate. - Sehr schöne Halblederausgabe, von sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Handschrift auf Kalbspergament

      1928 - Kurt Siebert (1889-1938). Handschrift auf Kalbspergament, Umschlag u. 8 Bll. K. Siebert scripsit in Schreibmeister-Sütterlin, 1928. 12,5 : 7,6 cm. Zeitkonforme künstlerische Kalligraphie in veredelter Sütterlin (ab 1942 wurde diese Schrift in Grundschulen nicht mehr gelehrt). Text: »Schleiermachers Idee zu einem Katechismus für edle Frauen«, vom Schreiber vorangestellte Widmung »Hella zum 2. 9. 1928«. Dem verzierten Widmungsblatt mit Federzügen folgen Die zehn Gebote und Der Glaube, jeweils mit Zwischentitel, auf zwölf Seiten, letztes Blatt vakat. Jedes Blatt in braunem Linienrahmen. Schrift in Schwarz, Ziffern in Rot. – Kurt Seibert studierte über vier Jahre an der Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe in Breslau, u. a. Schüler von Hans Pölzig, ab 1919 tätig in der Staatl. Kunstbibliothek Berlin. Zu seinem Plakatschaffen (vgl. W. F. Schubert, Die deutsche Werbegraphik, 1927) addiert sich sein 1931 erschienenes »Meisterbuch deutscher Schrift« (liegt hier bei, mit Schuber), ergänzt von: »Seltene deutsche Schreibmeisterbücher«, in: Die zeitgemäße Schrift, Lpz., Januar 1937. Zur Bibliographie vgl. G. Cinamon, German graphic designers during the Hitler period (www. germandesigners. net). Eine Gedächtnisausstellung war Kurt Siebert im November 1939 im Lette-Verein, Berlin, eingerichtet, der dazu erschienene Katalog von Lotte Siebert-Wernekink, 8 S. mit Porträt und Schriftbeispielen, liegt hier ebenfalls bei. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        GIANT HORSE OF OZ

      - (BAUM,L.FRANK). GIANT HORSE OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thomson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1928). 8vo, rust cloth, pict. paste-on, MINT in dust wrapper (dw very sl. worn, price clipped but near fine). 1st ed., 1st issue, (H/G XXII), earliest copy with the "r" in "morning" p. 116 line 1 not damaged. Illustrated with 12 color plates by J. R.NEILL. This is an outstanding copy of the 22nd Oz title, rare in this condition with the wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving. London: George Harrap (1928). 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), PUBLISHER'S FULL BROWN LEATHER, TOP EDGE GILT IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S BOX WITH LABEL (box repaired, with wear). First edition with these illustrations, illustrated by Rackham with pictorial endpapers plus 8 really beautiful color plates, as well as many nice black and white drawings throughout the text. This special binding is rare, especially in box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nagyváros [Manhattan Transfer]. Regény [Roman]. Fordította [Übersetzung] Gaál Andor. Umschlag von G[usztáv] V[égh]

      DOS PASSOS, John: Nagyváros [Manhattan Transfer]. Regény [Roman]. Fordította [Übersetzung] Gaál Andor. Umschlag von G[usztáv] V[égh]. Budapest: Athenaeum [1928]. 8°. 472 S. Originale Verlagsbroschur mit mehrfarbig illustriertem Umschlagtitel. Erste ungarische Ausgabe dieses im Original 1925 erschienenen prototypischen Großstadtromans, der den »urban jungle« New Yorks der frühen 1920er-Jahre erzählt. Der brillante kubofuturistische Umschlagsentwurf für diese Ausgabe, die im sich ebenfalls als Metropole verstehenden Budapest starke Rezeption fand, stammt von Gusztáv Végh (1889-1937), der vor allem als Buchgestalter und Plakatkünstler hervortrat und dem Umfeld der ungarischen Avantgarde rund um Lajos Kassáks Ma-Gruppe und dem Plakatkünstler Mihály Bíro zuzurechnen ist. Exemplar an den Rändern berieben und bestoßen, Umschlagkanten eselsohrig, Hinterseite des Umschlags mit leicht sichtbaren Tintenspuren, Kapitale außen mit säurefreiem Klebeband verstärkt, insgesamt gut erhalten, selten. Vollmer V, 194 (Végh)

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        Électrons et Photons. Rapports et Discussions du Cinquieme Conseil de Physique tenu a Bruxelles du 24 au 29 Octobre 1927 sous les Auspices de L'Institut International de Physique de Solvay. Publiés par la Commission administrative de l'Institut.

      Paris: Gauthier Villars, 1928. First edition, rare in the original printed wrappers, of the proceedings of the fifth Solvay Congress, where the debate between Bohr and Einstein on the consistency and completeness of quantum mechanics began. It was at this, the most famous of the Solvay conferences, that Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's uncertainly principle, made his famous remark that "God does not play dice," to which Niels Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do!" Seventeen of the twenty-nine attendees, which included nearly all the principal architects of the old and the new quantum theory, were or became Nobel Prize winners. "The three and a half years since the fourth Solvay Conference ... were marked by enormous progress in quantum physics. Partly based on discoveries and ideas that had been available already before 1924 − such as the Compton effect and matter waves − the new atomic theory had arisen, which did more than throw new light on the difficulties discussed at the 1924 conference: quantum or wave mechanics went right to the heart of the problems posed by atomic phenomena. The two subjects put programmatically into the title of the fifth Solvay Conference − electrons and photons − designated the crucial points of interest, because 'electrons' also stood for the smallest, massive constituents of matter, and they now became associated with waves, and 'photons' (a name given only recently, in October 1926 by the physical chemist Gilbert N. Lewis, to Einstein's light-quanta) characterized the quantum-theoretical aspect of electromagnetic radiation. It was the declared intention of the Scientific Committee of the Institut International de Physique Solvay to contribute by scientific reports and discussions about them to the clarification of the scientific concepts in the physics of the day. In retrospect, one may indeed attribute an important success to the 1927 Solvay Conference in marking the completion of the ideas that had first been discussed in the international physics community sixteen years previously at the first Solvay Conference of 1911" (Mehra & Rechenberg, pp. 233-4). The present volume contains the following reports, and discussions about them by the participants: 'The Intensity of the Reflection of X-rays,' by Bragg; 'Disagreement between Experience and the Electromagnetic Theory of Radiation,' by Compton; 'The New Dynamics of Quanta,' by de Broglie; 'The Mechanics of Quanta,' by Born and Heisenberg; 'The Mechanics of Waves,' by Schrödinger; 'The Quantum Postulate and the New Development of Atomic Theory,' by Bohr. No copies located in auction records. In 1911 the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay invited a group of the world's most prominent physicists, including Einstein, Planck, Lorentz, Sommerfeld, Rutherford and Marie Curie, to participate in a scientific conference on the difficulties of reconciling classical physics with quantum theory. The conference "set the style for a new type of scientific meetings, in which a select group of the most well informed experts in a given field would meet to discuss the problems at its frontiers, and would seek to define the steps for their solution" (Mehra, Solvay Conferences, p. xv). The first Solvay Conference--widely considered a turning point in the history of modern physics--was so successful that in the following year Solvay established a foundation, now known as the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, "to encourage the researches which would extend and deepen the knowledge of natural phenomena" (ibid.) and to sponsor further conferences. The next two Solvay Conferences met in 1913 and 1921; subsequent conferences have been held every three years except during wartime. "From amongst the members of the Scientific Committee [of the 1927 Congress], two had already played a leading role in 1911: the Chairman Hendrik Lorentz and Albert Einstein; the latter had presented then the most revolutionary report [on the light quantum]. In spring 1926, in the early stage of preparing for the new conference, Lorentz again requested Einstein to write a report. The latter answered promptly: 'If you wish that I take over the report on quantum statistics, I shall do so with pleasure; because, without being in great difficulty, I shall never say "no" to you' (Einstein to Lorentz, 1 May 1926) ... On 17 June 1927, Einstein wrote to Lorentz: 'I recall having committed myself to you to give a report on quantum statistics at the Solvay [Conference]. After much reflection back and forth, I came to the conclusion that I am not competent for giving such a report in a way which really corresponds to the state of the thing. The reason is that I have not been able to participate as intensively in the modern development of quantum theory as would be necessary for that purpose. This is in part because I have on the whole too little receptive talent for fully following the stormy developments, in part also because I do not approve of the purely statistical way of thinking on which the new theory is founded ...' As a substitute speaker for the topic assigned to him, he proposed either Enrico Fermi from Italy or Paul Langevin from France. Ultimately, however, neither of them gave the report on Einstein's subject. Instead, Niels Bohr agreed to contribute a report on a different topic: namely, on his latest considerations on the problem of the interpretation of quantum mechanics. "The rapporteurs at the fifth Solvay Conference fell into three groups: the experimentalists Bragg and Compton; the theoreticians advocating the Gottingen-Cambridge-Copenhagen versions of quantum mechanics − Bohr, Born, and Heisenberg; and those of the wave-mechanical camp − de Broglie and Schrodinger. "The selection of Arthur Holly Compton seemed to be most appropriate, because the Compton effect − discovered in late 1922 − had been one of the crucial results triggering the entire development which ended with the new atomic theory by providing Einstein's light-quantum hypothesis of 1905 a firm experimental foundation. Since its discovery, and even more so after the refutation of the Bohr-Kramers-Slater theory of radiation ... Einstein's fundamental light-quantum conception ... became a physical reality. Compton's report dwelt on the conceptual consequences rather than on experimental details. In particular, he addressed the questions of the aether and of electromagnetic waves, on the one hand, and the phenomena contradicting the (classical) wave concepts, such as the photoelectric effect, X-ray diffraction, certain electron-recoil effects (observed by C. T. R. Wilson and W. Bothe in 1923), and the individual interaction between radiation-quanta and electrons (i.e., the Compton effect). Compton showed also in some detail how the Bohr-Kramers-Slater theory failed to account for these observations. "The report of William Lawrence Bragg, a regular participant in the Solvay Conferences since 1913, appeared to address, on first inspection, less central points. However, from his presentation of the material on reflection of X-rays, one easily recognizes the strategy of the Scientific Committee of the Conference: Bragg had to take over the task of stressing those radiation phenomena that could be described by the wave theory, namely, the diffraction of X-rays by crystal lattices. Consequently, he gave the story from Laue's discovery in 1912, over the subsequent work of his father William Henry Bragg and himself, to the later investigations of Paul Ewald, William Duane, and others. Bragg demonstrated in detail how the old and the new wave theories worked to describe the phenomena of diffraction and refraction of X-rays. In the discussion of Bragg's report, Hendrik Kramers presented at some length the recent development of the dispersion theory by himself and Ralph Kronig. "Both experimental reports served as a firm basis for the discussion of the theoretical concepts, which provided the central theme of the conference. This significance was shown by the discussions immediately following them. Compton's talk especially gave rise to a lively exchange of ideas and arguments, in which, besides the experimentalists (e.g., Bragg, Madame Curie, O. W. Richardson, and C. T. R. Wilson), almost all of the theoretical experts present participated, i.e., Bohr, Born, Debye, Dirac, Ehrenfest, Lorentz, Pauli, and Schrödinger − with one important exception: according to the published proceedings of the fifth Solvay Conference [offered here] Einstein remained silent after the presentations of Compton and Bragg ... "The presentation of the theoretical reports at the Solvay Conference proceeded by following the historical order in which the ideas had been published between 1923 and 1926: thus, de Broglie's talk came first, then Born and Heisenberg's, followed by Schrödinger's, and finally Bohr's ... "In the course of the year 1927, the Copenhagen physicists, Heisenberg among them, clarified their ideas on the interpretation of atomic phenomena. Although they admitted the existence (and persistence) of statistical relations in quantum mechanics, they searched for − and succeeded in − formulating principles that, in their opinion, at least, provided the deeper reason for these statistical features: the uncertainty relations and the complementarity principle. In spite of this difference in attitude toward what they regarded as truly fundamental and actually derived, Heisenberg felt no difficulty in preparing a joint Solvay report together with his former teacher Max Born. Their report provided a view of the work performed in Göttingen and Cambridge in establishing quantum mechanics, with chapters on matrix mechanics and its transformation into wave mechanics (I), the physical interpretation of the theory (II), and the uncertainty principle (III). The balance in representing the main interests of the two authors was achieved insofar as Section II dealt with Born's statistical interpretation and Section III with Heisenberg's limitation on measurements in quantum mechanics. Moreover, the Born-Heisenberg report also signaled the agreement reached by Heisenberg and Niels Bohr during the summer of 1927 ... "Louis de Broglie entitled his report 'The new dynamics of quanta'; he covered the story from his first ideas on matter waves (in 1923-24) to the advent of Schrödinger's equation (in 1926) and on to the new pilot-wave theory (in 1927). He further applied the pilot-wave theory to the problem of the hydrogen atom and claimed that the treatment yielded an easier understanding of the actual situation; finally, he spoke about the experimental verification of matter waves obtained recently in the experiments of Clinton Joseph Davisson and Lester Halbert Germer, and George Paget Thomson and Alexander Reid ... Erwin Schrödinger, on the other hand, concentrated on the mathematical aspects of his wave-mechanical scheme, the time-independent as well as the time-dependent equations, the formal equivalence of wave mechanics to the Born-Heisenberg-Jordan matrix scheme, and the relativistic wave equation. At the end of the conference, Niels Bohr presented a modified version of his Como lecture under the title 'The Quantum Postulate and the New Development of Atomic Theory' ... "Although the Born-Heisenberg and Schrödinger reports provoked only technical questions, that of de Broglie and especially the one of Bohr stimulated some conceptual discussion. Thus, Lorentz asked de Broglie how the old Sommerfeld quantum conditions could be obtained from the new matter-wave ideas, and Pauli provided an appropriate calculation using the conservation law for the relativistic electric current; also, Leon Brillouin illustrated some 'optical' applications of matter waves. Finally, Bohr's report at the end provided the proper start for a very excited 'General Discussion of the New Ideas Put Forward.' "Upon an opening reflection of Hendrik Lorentz − who expressed some reservation with respect to the new pictures of electrons in quantum and wave-mechanics − and a technical illustration of Max Born for dealing with many-electron systems in the probability scheme, Einstein addressed an elementary problem in the physical interpretation of the theory. He suggested, in particular, to consider an electron passing through a slit in a screen and to discuss the diffraction phenomena obtained. He claimed that 'with respect to [quantum mechanics] one can take two standpoints regarding its validity,' namely: Interpretation I: The de Broglie-Schrodinger waves do not correspond to a single electron, but to an electron cloud, extended in space. The theory does not give [then] any information about an ensemble of an infinity of elementary processes. Interpretation II: The theory claims to be a complete theory of individual processes. Each particle which moves towards the screen, as far as one can determine from its position and velocity, is described by a de Broglie-Schrödinger wave packet of small length and small aperture. This wave packet is diffracted and, after diffraction, arrives partly at the film [where it is registered in a resolved state] (Einstein, in the present work, pp. 254-5). "Evidently, Interpretation II went beyond I and even included the latter; it also implied that the conservation laws (especially for momentum) were valid for individual atomic processes, thus explaining the Bothe-Geiger experiment as well as other experiments. Still, Einstein also objected to this interpretation, because: 'If |Ψ|2 [where Ψ is the wave function] were simply considered as the probability for a particle to be at a place at the definite instant, it might happen that one and the same elementary process would cause an action at two or more places on the screen,' which would imply an action-at-a-distance, hence, a violation of the relativity postulate. The only way out of this difficulty had to be sought with de Broglie in further attempts to localize the microscopic particle. Einstein claimed further that the multidimensional phase space assumed for many-particle systems in quantum or wave mechanics and the corresponding permutation properties contradicted the new statistical results. "Although Lorentz tried to illuminate the statistical argument further, Wolfgang Pauli contradicted Einstein by referring to the recent work of Paul Dirac, Pascual Jordan, and Oskar Klein on field quantization. He also refuted another argument of Einstein's, that the range of forces in quantum mechanics might create problems, by pointing to the work of Walter Heitler and Fritz London on molecular binding. Dirac, at first, supported Pauli's plea; then, he stated his 'opinion about determinism and the significance of numbers which occur in the calculus of quantum theory,' notably: 'In the classical theory one starts from certain numbers which completely specify the initial state of the system, and one deduces certain numbers which specify the final state. This determination applies only to an isolated system' (Dirac, in the present work, p. 261). "Now, according to Bohr, isolated systems are by definition unobservable, because any observation must disturb the system; as a result, already 'the classical deterministic theory cannot be defended.' Furthermore: 'In the quantum theory, one starts from certain numbers from which one deduces certain [other] numbers ... The perturbations, which an observer inflicts on a system in order to observe it, are directly subject to his control and are acts of his free will. It is exclusively the numbers, which describe these acts of free choice, that can be taken as initial numbers for a calculation in the quantum theory. Other numbers specifying the initial state of the system are fundamentally unobservable and do not appear in the quantum-theoretical treatment' (Dirac, loc. cit.) ... "After Dirac had illustrated his interpretation of the quantum-mechanical process and its observation in the case of a sample collision experiment, Heisenberg remarked that he did 'not agree' with Dirac, saying 'that in the experiment described nature makes a choice,' because: 'Even if you place yourself very far from your scattering material, and if you measure after a very long time, you can obtain interference by taking two mirrors. If nature were to make a choice, it would be difficult to imagine how the interference can be produced. Evidently, we can say that nature's choice can never be known until the decisive experiment has been done; for this reason we cannot make any real objection to this choice, because the expression "nature makes a choice" does not have any physical consequences. I would say, as I have done in my latest paper, that the observer himself makes the choice, because it is not until the moment when the observation is made that the "choice" becomes a physical reality and that the phase relation in the waves, i.e., the ability to interfere, is destroyed' (Heisenberg, in the present work, pp. 264-5) ... "The differences in interpretation among the main pioneers of quantum mechanics that showed in this exchange, notably, between Bohr (and Heisenberg) and Dirac, would become more pronounced in the future ... "In the recollections of some participants of the fifth Solvay Conference, the exchange between Bohr and Einstein on fundamental questions concerning the interpretation of quantum mechanics stands out vividly. Thus, Bohr, after more than twenty years, wrote a detailed account of his 'Discussions with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Theory,' where he introduced the important part dealing with the 1927 exchange by saying: 'At the general discussions in Como, we all missed the presence of Einstein, but soon after, in October 1927, I had the opportunity to meet him in Brussels at the Fifth Physical Conference of the Solvay Institute ... At the Solvay meetings, Einstein had from their beginning been a most prominent figure, and several of us came to the Conference with great anticipations to learn his reaction to the latest stage of the development which, to our view, went far in clarifying the problems which he had himself from the outset elicited so ingeniously. During the discussions, where the whole subject was reviewed by contributions from many sides, Einstein expressed, however, a deep concern over the extent to which causal account in space and time was abandoned in quantum mechanics.' "The official discussions referred to above throw light on some of the exchanges on the questions that did interest Einstein, although Bohr's participation in them does not seem to have been so active. For example, no answer from Bohr to Einstein's analysis of the electron's passage through a slit or screen was recorded. Bohr just made some notes, which are to be found in his files, and, as Louis de Broglie recalled: '[Also] Einstein said hardly anything beyond presenting a very simple objection to the probability interpretation. Then he fell silent'. However, Heisenberg took away quite a different impression from the conference, and decades later, he wrote enthusiastically: 'The discussions were soon focused upon a duel between Einstein and Bohr on the question as to what extent atomic theory in its present form could be considered to be the final solution of the difficulties which had been discussed for several decades. We generally met already at breakfast in the hotel, and Einstein began to describe an ideal [Gedanken] experiment in which he thought the inner contradictions of the Copenhagen interpretation were especially clearly visible. Einstein, Bohr and I walked together from the hotel to the conference building, and I listened to the lively discussion between those two people whose philosophical attitudes were so different, and from time to time I added a remark on the structure of the mathematical formalism. During the meeting and particularly in the pauses we younger people, mostly Pauli and I, tried to analyze Einstein's experiment, and at lunch time the discussions continued between Bohr and the others from Copenhagen. Bohr had usually finished the complete analysis of the ideal experiment by late afternoon and would show it to Einstein at the supper table. Einstein had no good objection to this analysis, but in his heart he was not convinced. Bohr's friend Ehrenfest, who was also a close friend of Einstein, said to him, 'I am ashamed of you, Einstein! You put yourself here just in the same position as your opponents in their futile attempts to refute your relativity theory." "Thus, by piecing together the contemporary documents (of 1927) with the later recollections of the participants, a fairly consistent historical picture of the great epistemological debate between Bohr and Einstein has arisen. The fifth Solvay Conference would not end this debate, however. Both participants returned to the problems involved again and again, especially at the sixth Solvay Conference in 1930 and, a few years later, in 1935. Still, quantum mechanics had already scored the main points in its favour. 'The most important success of the Brussels meeting was that we could see that against any objections, against any attempts to disprove the theory, we could get along with it,' Heisenberg summarized the result in an interview in 1963, and added: 'At that time [in 1927] it was practically Bohr, Pauli and myself, perhaps just the three of us. That very soon spread out'" (Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, vol. 6, pp. 232-256). For an English translation and detailed analysis of the conference reports, see Bacciagaluppi & Valentini, Quantum Theory at the Crossroads. Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference, Cambridge, 2009. 8vo (255 x 165 mm), pp. viii, 289, with frontispiece portrait of Lorentz. Uncut and unopned. Original printed wrappers, some light sunning two wrappers, small closed tear to front wrapper. Otherwise very fresh and clean in its original state.

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        THE VOICE OF THE SEVEN SPARROWS

      E. P. Dutton & Company, [1928]., New York - First U. S. edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket with one minor, tiny closed tear to top edge of rear cover. "A tantalizing detective-mystery story in which a newspaper reporter is assigned to solve a bank defalcation and the curious disappearance of his employer's daughter---all of which led to a trail of opium smoke."----- rear cover promotional blurb. This is an exceptional copy of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours d'Economie Pure [ Edition originale - Exemplaire enrichi d'annotations autographes de l'auteur ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane bordeaux, Librairie des Sciences Politiques et Sociales, Marcel Rivière, Paris, 1928, 165 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale (et unique), annoté par l'auteur. Il souhaitait y montrer, "résumés à l'extrême et en langage ordinaire, les résultats atteints en particulier par la théorie tant de l'Ecole de Lausanne que le l'Ecole autrichienne". L'exemplaire provient de la propre bibliothèque du professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. fort. frottée) Français

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        The Childermass: Section 1

      Chatto and Windus, London 1928 - 215 x 140mm. pp. 322. English text. First edition of The Childermass: Section 1 inscribed by Wyndham Lewis to his friend Richard Aldington. Inscription on f.e.p reads 'To Richard Aldington from Wyndham Lewis. July 1928'. Bound in original yellow cloth with red title lettering to spine and zigzag design to edges of boards. Some darkening to edges and endpapers and a little light foxing. Some darkening to yellow cloth of boards. Binding strong. A scarce association signing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Cult of the Peacock Angel, A Short Account of the Yezidi Tribes of Kurdistan.

      H. F. & G. Witherby, 1928. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Uncommon. Bound in full cloth. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co booksellers label to the front pastedown. Frontis with tissue guard and five further plates, collated complete. 235, (3)p. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. This is a hard to come by first hand account of the Yazidis. The Peacock Angel, also known as Malek Taus, is one of the central figures of the Yazidi religion. Richard Carnac Temple (1850-1931) was the British Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and an anthropological writer. Condition: Very good. Some bumping and shelfwear. Browning to the endpapers. Tissue guard is partially detached. Intermittent scattered foxing. Pencil inscription to the rear free endpaper. Occasional pencil underlining of words.

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        Shore Road Mystery, The Hardy Boys Mystery Series # 6 ( THICK Red cloth with Hardy Boy Badge on Front Cover ) Rare 1st edition, 3rd printing

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. HBDJ, 1928,1st edition, 3rd printing, Pre-Text Lists Thru this Title, RED cloth Cover Has minor Rub, Wear & Scuff & small stain & Circular light Stain, Crease Spine Cover, Tiny Chips Extremities,DJ HAS White Spine, DJ has rub, Wear, Scuff & Large piece missing from Front & Half way up Spine Missing altho you can still read Titles with the exception of T in word The on Top Spine, small mended Tears DJ, Front inner Flap DJ missing, VG/PoorDJ, AS-IS , Interior Book Nice, Tight Clean, Few pgs light brown Stains, 212 pgs,Ads in Back starting with Hardy Boys Series listing 7 titles ending with Secret Caves,Then Western Stories For Boys, Scott Flying Stories with 10 titles ending with Jungle Trails, Rover Boys Series AD, Then Roy Boys Series , Tom Swift Series , Don Sturdy with 9 titles ending with Lion Land, , Back inner flap Don Sturdy Titles listed with Lion Land as Last, Back of DJ XBar Boys with 9 titles ending with Lost Rockies, . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor.

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        Il était une petite pie". 7 chansons et 3 chansons pour Hyacinthe avec 8 dessins en couleur par Joan Mirò.

      Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris, 1928. Cartella editoriale con laccetti e 20 carte e [8] pochoir originali, di dimensioni 32,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura. Con 8 illustrazioni a colori di Gouache di Joan Mirò in colore pochoir. Edizione originale della prima pubblicazione di libri di Joan Miro. I disegni di questo libro per bambini di Miro, dipinti da Saudé ("Maître Coloriste"), sono una delle prime opere dell'artista per un libro. "Le otto illustrazioni di pochoir in questo libro costituiscono il più importante del libro", dice l'artista. - Lisa Hirtz, amico di André Breton, è sposata con Paul Deharme, un filosofo della radio francese e ha scritto numerosi testi su opere di Robert Desnos e di altri surrealisti. Nel 1927 Miro creò le gouache per l'opera attuale, che Jeanne Bucher (1872-1946) pubblicò un anno dopo. Stampato in 300 copie (la nostra è la n. 187)

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        La Divina Commedia. Or, The Divine Vision. In Italian and English. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli.

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1928 - Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, roundels and ruling to boards in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A beautiful copy; the spine, so prone to fading, is here entirely bright and unfaded. With 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. First Nonesuch edition, and uncommon in such nice condition. Number 180 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, a translation much loved by Coleridge), and with Sandro Botticelli's illustrations, reproduced from the first Florentine edition of the Divine Comedy (1481). Ransom p. 367.

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        MILLIONS OF CATS

      - GAG,WANDA. MILLIONS OF CATS. NY: Coward McCann 1928 (1928). Oblong small 4to, (9 7/8" wide x 6 3/4), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S SLIP CASE with pictorial label (flaps of case repaired, slight soil to label). LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY GAG AND CONTAINING AN ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING ALSO SIGNED BY GAG! The engraving has been beautifully framed but could easily be removed if preferred. A high spot of children's literature and one of the best books for children of all time, this is beautifully illustrated. The text is hand-lettered and artfully arranged on the pages. See Bader p.34 who describes this classic as "form and character fused . [where] words and pictures reinforce one another." Rare in the limited edition especially with the wood engraving and the case. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Images Cachées. Lithographies De Luc-Albert Moreau.

      Aux Éditions De La Roseraie, Paris 1928 - 3 hojas - 103 pp. - 1 hoja y 12 láminas a dos tintas. Más dos suites de las láminas, una en negro y la otra en bistre. En total 36 láminas. Edición total de 145 ejemplares en buen papel de hilo. (nº73). Perfecto ejemplar bien encuadernado a media piel. Lomera con nervios y un tejuelo. Corte superior dorado. Size: 27,5 x 21 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS OF HENRY JAMES TO WALTER BERRY

      The Black Sun Press 1928 - Book condition is Very Good in original wraps; housed in a custom-made, 1/4 leather slipcase. A few weak smudges to wraps, minor wear to cellophane cover. Text is unmarked, includes one double-page facsimile letter, with a few weak creases to tissue-guard. Limited to 100 copies. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cawdor and Other Poems

      Horace Liveright, New York 1928 - Hardcover, black spine over purple paper covered boards, in publishers non price-clipped dust-jacket, retaining the original $2.50 price on inside flap. 160 pages. First edition, first issue. A unique copy with Tor House inscription and signature dated January first, 1929 to Edwin A. Elsbach. Elsbach went on to become the Managing Director of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Sensational inscription from Jeffers to Elsbach reads as follows: "How should we caught in the stone of his own person / dare tell the people anything but relative to that? / But if a man could hold in his mind all conditions . at once." / Inscribed for Edwin A. Elsbach, / with the most cordial good wishes for the new year. / Robinson Jeffers / Tor House, Carmel. / January first, 1929." An exceptional copy with shiny black spine with gilt lettering and purple boards with gilt medallion and lettering bright and fine. Unclipped dust-jacket is complete with some wear to extremities and top of spine, now protected by clear acetate covers. An important and rare inscribed copy of this early title in fine condition with very good+ dust-jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Woodcuts

      12 full page woodcuts plus title page vignette and small woodcut at end. First edition, one of 200 copies. Small 4to., original wrappers, printed label on front cover. London, Andrew Block.

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        The House at Pooh Corner.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1928. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to front board gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Light offsetting to endpapers, in the dust jacket with chip to top end of spine, tiny chips to mid spine and top corners, spine toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried a novel" (Thwaite p. 328). Christopher Robin was growing up, soon to leave for boarding school, and The House at Pooh Corner would be a farewell. But first there was an introduction to be made. Milne had bought his son a stuffed tiger, "Tigger", and told Shepard that he was longing to see the illustrations for this new character, who would become one of the author's most popular creations. Published on 11 October 1928 in an edition of 75,000 regular trade copies, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'" (Thwaite p. 336); but the stories have never ended for the millions of children who continue to wander the Hundred Acre Wood, where "a little boy and his bear will always be playing".

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        A Pictorial Map of Peiping in full colours. Map title: Peiping.

      Tientsin / Peiping.: Peiyang Press, Ltd.. No date. Ca. 1928- 1933.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 22 3/4 x 19 inches on sheet size 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 (60 x 49.5 cm), folding as issued into titled paper pocket 8 x 4 1/4 inches. A particularly bright, clean copy in original protective pocket. A few tiny spots of ink from the printing process, no tears. A scarce and handsome pictorial map of the inner city of Peiping (Peking/Beijing) by John Kirk Sewall showing Tartar City, Chinese City and the Forbidden City, with people and animals in silhouette and temples, theaters, etc, in bright colors. The WorldCat entry for this map (with holdings at three libraries) notes "The map is decorated with small illustrations of landmark buildings and black silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals. Essentially a tourist map since it includes sightseeing attractions, rail station, hotels etc. It also depicts the Legation Quarter...Imprint date based on the first use of Peiping in 1928 and the representation of the German Legation by the black, red and gold Reichsbanner flag which was banned in 1933." The Wikipedia entry notes that the horizontal black, white and gold flag was "In use at the beginning of the Weimar Republic (1918–1919), by the foreign services (1922–33), and by the Nazi regime from March 1933 until August 1935." .

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        [AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE OF ORVILLE WRIGHT, INSCRIBED ACROSS A SET OF FOUR POSTAGE STAMPS]

      [N.p., 1928. Four conjoined postage stamps, signed. Fine. In a half morocco and cloth folder, gilt. Signature of aviation pioneer Orville Wright (1871-1948), written across two of a set of four postage stamps issued to commemorate the International Civil Aeronautics Conference held on Dec. 12-14, 1928. Each stamp is worth five cents postage and depicts an airplane in front of a world globe in the center, with the Capitol building and the Washington Monument to either side. A nice piece of aeronautical memorabilia.

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        Meine zweiunddreißig Ahnen und ihre Sippenkreise.

      Degener, Leipzig, 1928. 11 v. (864 p. compl., 32 c. di tav., 1 c. di albero genealogico ripiegato), 23 cm, bross. i fascicoli entro custodia in tela editoriale con stemma nobiliare a colori e oro.\r Eccetto un piccolo strappetto alla custodia al dorso eccellente esemplare coi fascioli intonsi in stato di nuovo.

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        L'Ingénue libertine. Eaux-fortes de Dignimont.

      A la cité des livres, 1928. In-4 broché, couverture rempliée, étui, 237 pp. 15 copositions originales à pleine page. Tiré à 215 exemplaires, celui-ci exemplaire de l'artiste hors-commerce sur Japon comprenant 2 dessins orignaux, plusieurs suites des eaux-fortes en bleu, en bistre, avec remarques et en état définitif, sur vélin et sur chine : 9 en 4 états, 5 en 3 états, 3 en double état, soit 57 compositions. Quelques ternissures. Etui des dessins et gravures défectueux.

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        Peking

      Berlin Albertus Verlag 1928 - First edition. 4to., xx pp., introduction by Arthur Hollitscher, map and 200 sepia photographic plates, original blue cloth gilt, an excellent copy. A beautiful photographic record of Beijing in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Perckhammer ((1895-1965), Tyrolese born, was renowned for his two volumes of his photographs of China; one of carefully posed Chinese nudes, many taken in Macao brothels, under the title Edle nacktheit in China (The Culture of the Nude in China), and the present work of Beijing street scenes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DECLINE AND FALL

      Chapman & Hall 1928 - Second impression. Original red and black patterned boards lettered in gilt. Inscribed by Waugh on the front free endpaper "For Desmond MacCarthy from Evelyn Waugh with his gratitude Dec 1928." Later ownership inscription to front pastedown. A very good copy, slightly cocked with some wear to the spine ends. Six full page line drawings by the author. Desmond MacCarthy was a literary critic who since 1928 had been the editor of the monthly review Life And Letters. He commissioned Waugh to write an essay on Ronald Firbank for the March 1929 issue, and in 1931 published the first chapter of Black Mischief in the magazine. Sykes describes MacCarthy at this time as Waugh's "influential admirer". Waugh seemed happy to repay his patronage in nepotism and so, for a short time in 1932, Waugh employed MacCarthy's daughter Rachael as his secretary. A fine association copy of the author's brilliant first novel, described by Connolly as "anarchic and experimental, surely one of the wittiest and most original of first novels." Connolly 99: 58; Sykes 97, 117 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Decline and Fall. An Illustrated Novelette.

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1928. First edition, first state (including the characters 'Martin Gaythorn-Brodie' and 'Kevin Saunderson' who were re-named in all subsequent issues - these portraits of Eddie Gaythorn-Hardie and Gavin Henderson being a little too easy to identify). 8vo. 288pp. Two-tone red and black 'snakeskin' cloth lettered in gold at spine. With a frontispiece and five illustrations by the author. Spine ends lightly chafed and with a small area of fraying to the rear gutter. A little light spotting to occasional text leaves and a minor slant to the binding. Some light pink staining to endpapers where the cloth dye has run, and a small Times Book Club label to the base of the rear pastedown, alongside the ghost of almost entirely erased former owner pencilled notes. A nice crisp copy of Waugh's extremely scarce first novel, alas missing the scarcer still dust wrapper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Repertoire du Gout Moderne. No.1.

      Editions Albert Levy, Paris, 1928. Folio, Pp. 8 + 40 loose pochoir-colored plates by Saudé, many heightened with gold & silver, housed in original portfolio with ties. A little rubbing to portfolio, the plates in fine condition. First edition. The first of five portfolios to be issued between 1928-1932 illustrating interior designs by contemporary French architects and designers including Djo-Bourgeois, E. Kohlmann, Francis Jourdain, Jean Luce and Maurice Matet.

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        Oeuvre gravé et lithographié de Félicien Rops; 4 volumes catalogue raisonné.

      Paris, Editions Pellet., 1928. 2 Demi reliure, Grand in 4°.Tirage à 550 exemplaires numérotés. Notre exemplaire potrtant le numéro 165.publication de Maurice Exsteens formant le catalogue raisonné, définitif , de l'oeuvre de Félicien Rops et décrivant 1193 numéros intégralement reproduits. Tome I : Catalogue de l'oeuvre lithographié. Tome II : Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé - Premère partie : Oeuvres et compositions. Tome III : Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé - Deuxième partie : Frontispices et illustrations. - Troisième partie : Menus, lettrines, marques et invitations. - Quatrième partie : Planches d'essais. Tome IV : Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé. Cinquième partie : Planches libres. Catalogue des reproductions. Tables alphabétique des planches décrites. ** le volume rare ; le volume 5, il n'y a pas ( pornographique)

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        Arabia of the Wahhabis

      1st edition. With 29 half-tone plates, a large folding map of Central Arabia (Riyadh) and a single page plan of Buraida. With 14 diagrammatic figures in the text by H.A.R. ("Kim") Philby, (then a King's Scholar of Westminster School). A little sporadic light foxing. Original green cloth boards. Slightly worn, back a little creased. 8vo. xv,422pp. Constable, London.

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        Werther

      - Javal & Bourdeaux, Paris 1928, 24x28,5cm, relié. - Edizione illustrata con 16 acquerelli originali di Auguste Leroux incisa su rame da Delzers e Feltesse, una delle 90 copie numerate in Giappone imperiale. Vincolante metà marocco blu con angoli, posteriore con quattro nervi crimpati motivi tipografici dorato tratteggiate e decorate con triple scatole dorati decorati dorati, reti dorati data coda dorato trama su carta marmorizzata piatti, guardie e contreplats carta al serbatoio, conservato copertine e spalle, la testa dorata, contemporanea vincolante firmato Bernasconi. La nostra copia, come ha stabilito la giustificazione del sorteggio per le copie sul Giappone imperiale, è pieno di due suite: una di colore con le note e l'altro a colori. Inoltre, la nostra copia è eccezionalmente arricchita con 2 disegni originali di Auguste Leroux tra cui un intensificati con l'acquerello, che ha firmato con le sue iniziali e posto all'inizio del libro, subito dopo la giustificazione del sorteggio. Bel ben consolidata e arricchita copiare due disegni originali. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 16 aquarelles originales d'Auguste Leroux gravées sur cuivre par Delzers et Feltesse, un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés et orné de triples caissons dorés décorés de motifs typographiques dorés, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de Bernasconi.  Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage pour les exemplaires sur Japon impérial, est bien complet de ses deux suites : l'une en couleurs avec remarques et l'autre en couleurs. En outre, notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi de 2 dessins originaux d'Auguste Leroux dont un rehaussé à l'aquarelle, qu'il a signés de ses initiales et placés en début de l'ouvrage, juste après la justification du tirage.  Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi et enrichi de deux dessins originaux.

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        La flèche d'or

      - Nrf, Paris 1928, 17x22cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 110 copie numerate su cui Lafuma Navarra e ripristinata a Quarto carta protocollo, edizione deluxe. la metà di rilegatura ... la coda posteriore insolated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 110 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à décor géométrique et futuriste, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin bleu marine, couvertures et dos conservés (deuxième plat et dos marginalement et légèrement insolés), élegante reliure moderne signé de T. Boichot. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY SUSAN GLASPELL REGARDING THE PREMIERE OF HER PLAY "THE COMIC ARTIST".

      Provincetown, MA: June 25, [1928]. [1928]. - - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide]. Approximately 268 typed words filling one side of a sheet of cream stock. Signed "Susan Glaspell" with a handwritten P.S. The edges of the sheet are slightly darkened. Folded 3 times for mailing. Together with the original mailing envelope. Very good. A splendid letter to actor Morgan Farley who had just opened, playing the part of Karl Rolf, in "The Comic Artist", a play by Glaspell and her husband Norman Matson, at the Strand Theatre, London. "Norman and I were so happy to have your letter, and know you were to play Karl. We always thought of you for it, but you were very much occupied at the time, so we did not venture to hope for you. How we should love to have been in London last night and seen you and the play and the audience. / I'd love a line telling how things went. Yours is a first production of the play, so we've never seen it."Susan Glaspell was a most remarkable woman, whose work and reputation were almost lost for many years but who is now being reassessed as a pioneering feminist writer and America's first important modern female playwright. With her husband George Cram Cook, she founded the Provincetown Players, and is credited with discovering the work of Eugene O'Neill. She was a widely published and admired novelist and, though untrained, was hailed by Jacques Copeau as "a truly great actress". After George Cook died, she was romantically involved for eight years with the younger writer Norman Matson, credited as co-author of "The Comic Artist". She wrote many plays, including "Alison's House", for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. After her relationship with Norman Matson ended, she fell into depression and alcoholism and died of pneumonia in 1948.A rare letter. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        West-Running Brook

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928. 1st trade ed. Hardcover. Good/Fair. frontis and 3 other woodcut illustrations by J. J. Lankes, 64p. Original cloth-backed boards. dj. 22cm.. Jacket lacks bottom half of backstrip pannel, is split along front folds, and has and has a few other chips and bits of wear. Minor chipping at end of corner tips. SIGNED twice by Frost -- on title-page and beneath the poem "Hannibal" on page 47. Issue points: (1) no statement of edition; and (2) "roams" not "romps in last line on page 44.

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        The Well of Loneliness. With a commentary by Havelock Ellis.

      First edition; 8vo; original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge black, others uncut and original dust jacket. First edition, first impression, with "whip" on page 50. The Well of Loneliness went through only two small printings in Britain due to controversial content, as the first openly lesbian novel. It became the target of a campaign by James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express, who wrote, "I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel." Although its only sexual reference consists of the words "and that night, they were not divided", a British court judged it obscene because it defended "unnatural practices between women". After pressure from the Conservative Home Secretary Jonathan Cape withdrew the book. However they leased the rights to a Parisian publisher who smuggled copies into Britain, those too were seized by the police and the publisher was prosecuted at trial. The Well of Loneliness "was subsequently banned in England. It was not republished until 1949. Publicity over The Well of Loneliness's legal battles increased the visibility of lesbians in British and American culture. For decades it was the best-known lesbian novel in English, and often the first source of information about lesbianism that young people could find. A very good copy, extremities lightly rubbed, spine ends bruised,occasional foxing to the end papers and the edge of the text block. The dust jacket is also very good, a little dusty, spine ends creased and reinforced with tape to the verso, a short tear to foot of front panel and vertical creases running down the length of the spine and rear panel. A nice copy of the rare first impression in a dust jacket.

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. (1928), 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Very Good+. Small 8vo. 178 pp. Bound in pink cloth with gilt decorations on the boards, top edge gilt. Price of 7/6 net on the spine panel. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shephard. A very attractive copy of the final book in Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh series. Ahearn Collected Books 4th Edition, 482; Baumgarten 150. A very near Fine book with mild darkening to the gutters in a Very Good+ dust jacket with age toning to the spine panel and a few hints of edge wear.

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        The Exile; Issues 1-4

      Dijon and Chicago: Darantiere and Pascal Covici, 1927-1928 - First Edition. All four are in publisherÕs wrappers and in very good condition. The first issue was published in France, the latter three by Covici in Chicago. Contributions by Pound, Hemingway, Yeats, Williams and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ti, kdož mluví z minulosti [Those who speak from the past]. One full-paged original print and 13 black and partly red woodcuts by Karel Svolinský

      SVOLINKSÝ, Karel; DUDEŠEK, Karel; MACHAR, Josef Svatopluk: Ti, kdož mluví z minulosti [Those who speak from the past]. One full-paged original print and 13 black and partly red woodcuts, where of one double-sided and 6 full-paged, as well as typographical design by Karel Svolinský. (= Edice Zodiac, 6) Kladno: Zodiac, Svatopluk Klír (Státní tiskárne [State Printing House], Prague) 1928. Folio. [4 (blank)], 73, [1 (blank), 1 (colophon), 5 (blank)] p., 1 leaf (original print). Original artist's binding by Karel Dudešek (signed »Dudešek 1932«), with full grained ruby red pig leather and smooth light brown calf leather over wooden boards and hand-sewn capitals, with author's initials on front board, blind stamped on inlaid leather circles and gilded by hand, decorative elements on rear board, blind stamped on inlaid leather circles and coloured in black, 17 vertical ornamental lines on both boards, blind stamped, hand gilded and coloured in black and red, as well as blind stamped and gilt title on spine. One of only 45 copies printed on voluminous Fabriano hand made paper of this outstanding bibliophile edition of Josef Svatopluk Machar's long poem about seven personalities of Czech history (incl. Hus and Komenský), numbered no. 62 and bearing the author's and illustrator's genuine signature in the colophon, thus heading a total print run of 109 hand numbered copies, where of 5 printed on Japan hand made paper were marked H. C. (The remainder copies 59 were printed on Dutch hand made paper and have no autograph.) The book was brought to birth by Svatopluk Klír, a painter, graphic artist, typographer and hardcore bibliophile publisher skilled in the early 1920s by František Muzika at Aventinum publishing house. Between 1927 and 1948 Klír ran the »Zodiac« edition producing 25 volumes of extraordinary bibliophile reputation. Profusely and lavishly illustrated by Karel Svolinský, who also contributed an original woodcut on stronger brown paper bound in at the end of the book, set with a typeface in large format using elegant letters also designed by Svolinský, printed with two colours throughout in striking quality and with wide margins, this book can truly be called a jewel of Czech bibliophily in the 20th century. This is even more true considering Dudešeks skilled and elaborate binding of this copy, one of the few preserved early works of this master of Czech book binding. All three relevant exhibitions catalogues listing a total of 205 bindings executed by Dudešek only know 18 bindings dated before 1938. The original wrapper, according to the colophon also designed by Svolinský, was obviously not preserved by Dudešek, when binding this copy. Cover at edges and corners very slightly worn, binding with some minor scratches, shelf wear and stains, otherwise very fine, probably unique copy of this bibliophile edition. Not in Dudešek 1983, 1991 and 1996.

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Propaganda

      Horace Liveright Inc. 1928 - 159 p. Black cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing. Inscribed "To David Schulte, a great propagandist from whom I am learning much. Edward L. Bernays" on the front free end paper in black ink. Schulte was the owner of a cigar store chain. He hired Bernays away from Liggett, secretly working on behalf of American Tobacco Co. head George Washington Hill, according to Larry Tye's bio The Father of Spin. Bernays would go on to craft the infamous "Torches of Freedom" campaign for Hill a year later. Very Good condition. Small stains to interior gutters. Dulling to spine lettering, faint stain on spine. Light wear to head and tail cloth, a few scuffs, foxing to top edge. A neat, clean signed copy of a scarce public relations work with a great historical association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Decline and Fall. An Illustrated Novelette.

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1928. First edition, first state (including the characters 'Martin Gaythorn-Brodie' and 'Kevin Saunderson' who were re-named in all subsequent issues - these portraits of Eddie Gaythorn-Hardie and Gavin Henderson being a little too easy to identify). 8vo. 288pp. Two-tone red and black 'snakeskin' cloth lettered in gold at spine. With a frontispiece and five illustrations by the author. Spine ends lightly chafed and with a small area of fraying to the rear gutter. A little light spotting to occasional text leaves and a minor slant to the binding. Some light pink staining to endpapers where the cloth dye has run, and a small Times Book Club label to the base of the rear pastedown, alongside the ghost of almost entirely erased former owner pencilled notes. A nice crisp copy of Waugh's extremely scarce first novel, alas missing the scarcer still dust wrapper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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