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        Six papers constituting the development of the 'Feynman diagram' approach to quantum electrodynamics (QED): I. A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics; II. Relativistic cut-off for quantum electrodynamics; III. The Theory of Positrons; IV. Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics; V. Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction; VI. An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics. Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1948-51.

      First editions, in original wrappers, of the six papers which constitute Feynman's formulation of QED, involving the famous 'Feynman diagrams.' Feynman "published an extended set of papers - they would stretch over three years and one hundred thousand words - that defined the start of the modern era for the next generation of physicists. After his path-integral paper came, in the <i>Physical Review</i>, 'A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics,' 'Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,' 'The Theory of Positrons,' 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' 'Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction,' and 'An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics.' As they appeared, the younger theorists... devoured them... [and] felt invigorated by his images...<br/><br/> "No aspiring physicist could read these papers without thinking about what space was, what time was, what energy was. Feynman was helping physics live up to the special promise it made to its devotees: that this most fundamental of disciplines would bring them face to face with the primeval questions" (Gleick, pp. 271-2). <br/><br/> Quantum electrodynamics (QED) is the quantum theory of the interactions between electrically charged particles and the electromagnetic field (between electrons, positrons and photons, for example). It has been called 'the jewel of physics' because of the extreme accuracy of its predictions: for example, the value of the magnetic moment of the electron calculated from QED agrees with the measured value to within a few parts in 100,000,000,000. QED was born in 1928, with Dirac's paper 'The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation.' Although a major advance, this theory, and its development over the next decade by Heisenberg, Jordan, Pauli and others, encountered serious difficulties: it predicted an infinite self-energy for the electron, and several other such 'divergences' (analogous difficulties were already well known in classical electrodynamics). The solution to these problems was provided independently by Feynman, Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, to whom the 1965 Nobel prize in physics was awarded "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles." Papers (I) and (II) are Feynman's solution to the 'problem of infinities' in classical and quantum electrodynamics, respectively, but using 'standard' techniques of classical and quantum field theory rather than Feynman diagrams (although these are prefigured in (I) - see below). "Feynman's two papers on QED [i.e., (III) and (IV)] were completed in April and May 1949. In the first one, 'The Theory of Positrons,' he carefully explains the meaning of his diagrams beginning with their application to the Schrödinger equation. Application to the Dirac equation yields an interpretation of the positron in which Dirac's original hole theory is no longer needed. The second paper, 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' contains the Feynman rules and explains their usage. By these rules, computations for specific problems are simplified so much that Schwinger, much later, said: 'Like the silicon chip of more recent years, the Feynman diagram was bringing computation to the masses'" (Brandt). Paper (V) contains the proof using standard quantum field theory that Feynman's revolutionary diagrammatic methods are correct, and (VI) is the final mathematical development of Feynman's theory, which enables it to be related most clearly to the more conventional approaches of Schwinger and Tomonaga. "Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory" (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, <i>Pedagogy and the Practice of Science</i>).<br/><br/> "While Feynman made many original and imaginative contributions to theoretical physics, it may well be that his place in the history of science will be largely based on his approach to renormalizing quantum electrodynamics (QED), and especially on the tools that he invented to accomplish that goal, such as path integrals, the operator calculus, and the famous Feynman diagrams" (<i>Selected Papers</i>, p. 7). <br/><br/> "While still an undergraduate at MIT, Feynman became aware of the so-called divergence problems of QED. That is, physical quantities which should have been calculable by the theory, such as the self-mass of the electron (the effect of the action of the electron's own electromagnetic field on its mass), were predicted to have an absurd result: infinity. Feynman knew that a similar result was predicted classically; namely, the energy contained in the Coulomb field of a point charge is theoretically infinite. As he said in his Nobel Lecture, his 'general plan was to first solve the classical problem, to get rid of the infinite self-energies and to hope that when I made a quantum theory of it, everything would be fine'." (<i>ibid</i>., p. 33). <br/><br/> "The solution invoked by H. A. Lorentz to the classical electron self-energy problem at the turn of the century was to give the electron a finite size. In (I), Feynman introduces an equivalent relativistic 'cut-off' that spreads out the interaction, conventionally occurring only on the light-cone ('point-like' interaction), over a small timelike interval. This finite interval can be chosen as small as one wishes, and it would in principle be possible to determine it experimentally at high energy. The paper also discusses the least action solution to the problem of an electron striking a barrier and penetrating it, either directly, or indirectly by a process involving the production of a virtual positron-electron pair. It introduces the forerunner of the Feynman diagrams, containing an electron moving 'backward in time' to represent the positron!" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 34). <br/><br/> "Because Feynman's unconventional approach to QED did not use quantum field theory, he found it difficult to convince his peers of its validity... He thus thought it would be best to first describe his important physical results, and to show how they could be obtained by more standard methods. In this way he hoped to motivate his colleagues to make the effort to follow his more powerful methods, which he would present later. <br/><br/> "Feynman began this acclimatization process by publishing paper (II), which includes a quantum-mechanical version of the relativistic high-frequency cutoff that he had introduced for classical electrodynamics in paper (I). This method, an example of what would later be called 'regularization,' made the divergent integrals of QED finite - except for the so-called vacuum polarization integrals, which would require a stronger form of regularization. Using the 'old-fashioned' perturbation theory of Dirac, Feynman showed that his cutoff procedure led to the same results for the electromagnetic shift of energy levels of hydrogen (Lamb shift) and the radiative corrections to potential scattering as had been published earlier by others, including Bethe, Schwinger, and Weisskopf. However, Feynman's results avoided the subtraction of infinite integrals, using only finite ones that he showed were very insensitive to the value chosen for the cutoff. <br/><br/> "Paper (III) treats the 'motion of electrons and positrons in given external potentials.' It introduces the overall space-time view, emphasizing the solutions of the Dirac relativistic electron equation in the integral form, the Green's function or 'propagator,' which is the probability amplitude for the electron to pass from one point in space-time to another. The allowed paths can propagate forward or backward in time, the time-backward paths being interpreted as positrons. Thus here are introduced the famous trademark 'Feynman diagrams.' "Paper (IV), submitted a month later than paper (III), appeared in the same issue of <i>Physical Review</i>. A continuation of the first paper, it uses the same notation and diagrams, but now it attacks the general problem of QED, involving, besides external potentials and photons, also the fields of the charged particles themselves, involving both real and virtual photons. This paper constitutes a textbook of Feynman's powerful methods for solving real problems in QED... He discusses the electron self-energy problem, the convergence of processes with virtual quanta, the radiationless scattering problem, and the Lamb shift..." (<i>ibid</i>., p. 77-8). <br/><br/> "In 1949, Feynman published papers (III) and (IV), using the rules that he had derived for QED by applying the path-integral method. In 1950, he wrote paper (V), which establishes the validity of the rules. i.e., the Feynman diagram methods. The paper starts with Fermi's formulation of the field as a set of oscillators and completely eliminates them, ... the charges are treated in a completely relativistic manner, using either the Dirac electron-positron field or, for spinless particles, the relativistic Klein-Gordon (or Pauli-Weisskopf) field. All virtual photons are eliminated; and Feynman shows how real photons can be either introduced <i>ab initio</i> or derived from the general formulae for virtual processes. <br/><br/> "In 1951, Feynman completed his work on QED in paper (VI), describing and applying a new operator calculus for operators dependent on a continuous parameter (such as the time), which describes the ordering of application of the generally noncommuting operators. Using the ordering parameter, the ordinary methods of calculus (integration and power series expansions, for example) can be carried through without regard to the ordering until the final result, which is then appropriately reordered. In this paper, Feynman applied this method to QED and pointed out that while it did not lead to any new results, it made it easier to relate the path integral formulation of QED to the more conventional approaches of Schwinger and Tomonaga" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 174). <br/><br/> Brandt, <i>The Harvest of a Century</i>, Oxford, 2008; <i>Selected Papers of Richard Feynman: with commentary</i>, World Scientific, 2000; Gleick, <i>Genius</i>, Little Brown, 1992. Feynman's own account of his work on QED can be read in his Nobel lecture ( Six papers contained in five issues of Physical Review. I. 'A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics,' Second Series, Vol. 74, no. 8, pp. 939-946, October 15, 1948. II. 'Relativistic cut-off for quantum electrodynamics,' Second series, Vol. 74, no. 10, pp. 1430-1439, November 15, 1948. III & IV. 'The Theory of Positrons' & 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' Second Series, Volume 76, Number 6, pp. 749-759 & 769-789, September 15, 1949. V. 'Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction,' Second Series, Volume 80, Number 3, pp. 440-457, November 1, 1950. VI. 'An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics,' Vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 108-128, October 1, 1951. 4to (266 x 200 mm), all issues in unrestored original printed wrappers. Some light wear to spine strips, in general very fine

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        Anna Livia Plurabelle

      New York: Crosby Gaige,, 1928. With a Preface by Padraic Colum. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and triangle design to upper board gilt, border to upper board blocked in blind, top edge gilt. Bookseller&#39;s ticket to rear pastedown. Spine slightly rolled, faint scuff to upper board. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition. One of a limited edition of 800 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

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        Edifices de Rome Moderne-Volumes One, Two, Three, and Four: Palais et Maisons, Volumes Five and Six: Eglises et Couvents (The Scopas Series, 1-6)

      John Tiranti & Co, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 Volumes in five. London: John Tiranti, (1928). Small folio, blue cloth and blue-gray boards, texts with complete photo facsimile of ca. 1840-1874 original edition, with 355 plates. Minor wear and sunning, solid set; ex-library, marred only by ink handstamp on verso of title pages.

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        THE ETERNAL MOMENT And other stories

      Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd 1928 - First edition. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt in printed dustwrapper. An fine copy in a fine dustwrapper with a slightly tanned spine. The author's second collection of short stories, containing the dystopian classic, 'The Machine Stops'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jacob Faithful; with 12 Plates in Colour by R. W. Buss and an Introductory Essay by George Saintsbury

      London, Constable & Co. Ltd. , 1928. 1st edition in this form - [Complete in 2 volumes]. Description: 582 p. [275] + [317], colour illustrated, 22 cm. Subjects: Marryat, Frederick (1792-1848) --Jacob Faithful--Novel. 1 of only 750 copies printed. Fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth-backed patterned boards in slip-case. Case edges very slightly rubbed and dust-dulled as with age. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved copy. Scans on request.

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      [London: Faber & Gwyer, 1928].. Pictorial wrappers. About fine. First edition, trade issue (ca. 2300 copies printed). Inscribed by the author inside the front wrapper: "a happy Christmas to Siegfried [Sassoon] from Edith." Sassoon and Edith Sitwell connected as early as 1917, when through Robert Ross, she wrote to him at Craiglockhart to commend him on his anti-war statement. There ensued a long acquaintance, made difficult by Sassoon&#39;s animosity toward Osbert. In 1930, she wrote him in the wake of a lapse in their friendship: " were one of my most intimate friends, and I have missed you more than I can say...." The following year she dedicated JANE BARSTON, her other poem in the original Ariel Poems series, to him. FIFOOT EA16b.

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      Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1928 & 1929 Volume one focuses on lines east of the Mississippi River; volume two on lines in Iowa and Missouri; volume three on lines west of the Missouri River. These books contain all important documents relating to the various companies in the CB&Q Railroad system, from the beginning of the corporate existence of the oldest companies down to 1928, including special charters, articles of incorporation, consolidations, leases, deeds, mortagages, decrees of foreclosure and sales thereunder, accompanied by brief sketches of the Corporate History of each company together with such general railroad laws as seem pertinent to the history. In 1928 the CB&Q had over 9,000 miles of track in eleven different states. The CB&Q includes about 200 different railroads with which it had been consolidated or acquired. The three thick volumes total 4805 pages. Bound in original black cloth with lettering and logo stamped in gilt. A fine and bright set.. First editions. Hardcover.

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        MRS FISHER. Or the future of Humour

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd. London. 1928. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (6.4 x 4.5 inches). Inscribed by Graves " Damn & Blast said Lars Porsena! Robert Graves. 1957" on the front free endpaper. A very good copy in publishers plum cloth with white paper labels, printed in black, to the front boards and spine. In the scarce original dustwrapper which has some chipping to the edges but is still generally in good condition. Higginson A30.

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        Mrs Fisher

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd,; New York: E. P. Dutten & Co.,, 1928. Or the Future of Humour. Duodecimo. Original dark purple boards, white paper title label printed in black to both spine and front board. With the dust jacket. With 24 pages of publisher&#39;s advertisements at the rear. Extremities lightly rubbed, partial toning to endpapers; a very good copy in the scarce jacket, faintly soiled with chips and tears. First edition, first impression; from the To-day and To-morrow series. Inscribed by Robert Graves on the front free endpaper, "Damn and blast, said Lars Porsenna! Robert Graves, 1957". This inscription refers with humorous puerility to the famous opening lines of T. B. Macaulay&#39;s poem Horatius, "Lars Porsena of Clusium, / By the Nine Gods he swore...", and to Graves&#39;s own sister-book in the To-day and To-morrow series, "Lars Porsena, or the Future of Swearing" (1927).

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

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

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

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        Nothing Is Sacred

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

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

      Published by Kelly & Walsh Limited, Shanghai First Edition January 1928. Shanghai 1928. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original scarlet cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, Chinese characters to the upper panel, blind tooled border to the front panel, green illustrated end papers, monochrome photograph of the authors wife frontispiece. Thick 8vo. 9&#39;&#39; x 6&#39;&#39;. Contains 747 printed pages of text with 7 monochrome portraits and 2 plates. Spine ends and curved corners softened, chipped and lightly frayed, minimal rubs and scratches to the cover surface, spine sun darkened, 15 mm closed tear across the lower spine. Age darkening and light foxing to the closed page edges, minimal foxing to the first and last few pages, 28 mm round blemish to the recto of the frontispiece causing some waviness to the paper. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Garden from Scenes of the French Countryside.

      1928 1928 - Soft crease to the margin of the lower right corner hidden by the mount. Stone lithograph on Rives wove paper. Sheet size: 30 x 40 cm. Signed and dated in the stone by Fry. The image is probably from around Cassis, South of France. Fry took up lithography in 1927. Only a handful of farmyard and landscape scenes were executed in this medium as Fry chose to concentrate mainly on church interiors.

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

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

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        The House At Pooh Corner

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

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        The Laws of the Gold Coast Colony Containing the Ordinances of the.

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

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        BABY&#39;S RECORD

      1928. 1. (ANDERSON,ANNE)illus. BABY&#39;S RECORD. Londond: George Harrap (1920, 1928). 4to (8 x 10 5/8"), pink moire (silk) stamped in gold and blue, top edge gilt, 63p., FINE AND UNUSED IN PUBLISHER&#39;S PICTORIAL BOX! (box flaps repaired). Issued in a deluxe leather edition in 1920, this is most likely the first cloth edition. A book to record baby&#39;s "firsts". The text composed of poems by George Macdonald, William Blake and other notables. Illustrated by Anderson with 6 beautiful color plates plus delicate and lovely line illustrations in text. This is a superb copy of a rare Anne Anderson book.

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        Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

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

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      Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1928. First edition Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original green cloth with dark-brown lettering and decorations to the spine and upper cover. 377 pp. A very good and pleasing copy. FIRST EDITION. What other literary character has had so vivid a career as Tarzan? Few people of fictitious lineage have so captured the imagination of the public as Burroughs Jungle Lord. With the exception of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan has been featured in more motion pictures then any other persona. His legacy continues to this day in movies, satires, comic books, television and in the hearts and imaginations of his countless fans.

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        Arabia of the Wahhabis; together with &#39;Across Arabia&#39;, Royal Geographical Society, 1920

      Constable, 1928. 1st edition. Hardcover. Green cloth, gilt spine lettering, spine very slightly browned, frontispiece, 28 plates, diagrams, large folding colour map at the end, foxing to half-title and to the margins of a few pages, and some minor spotting to the front text block, some pages uncut, tear to the edge of one prelim leaf. Tight, square binding. Philby, one of the great explorers of the early 20th century, here continues the story of his travels in Arabia in 1916-17 when he led a small British diplomatic mission to meet Ibn Saud, the Wahhabi ruler of Nejd. Generally this copy is in very good condition. Accompanying the book is the rare, complete Royal Geographical Society Journal of December 1920, with excellent blue covers and very clean pages, in which is printed Philby&#39;s paper of May 1920 in which he recounted his first journey from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea, with his photographs and a large fold-out colour map. Philby&#39;s explorations of Arabia brought him into contact with Wahhabi culture and belief, so this article makes an interesting and valuable precursor to his book eight years later. A unique pairing.

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        Die Vogler = The Bold (Geklibene Werk, 13 = Collected Works 13).

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

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

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        The Beast With Five Fingers. And Other Stories

      London, J.M. Dent. 1928., 1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Bound in recent half black morocco leather titled in gilt to spine. A handsome clean copy of a horror classic in a fine recent binding. A title that has influenced in some way every camp classic of the horror genre from the original Peter Lorre film through to Romero&#39;s Dawn of The Dead, Sam Raimi&#39;s "Evil Dead" and "Waxworks." Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [228].

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

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

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        Eigenhändige Federzeichnung

      [Moskau, um 1928]. - für eine Zeitschriftenillustration. 15 × 16,8 cm. Sprache: Russisch, Zeigt einen einfachen Soldaten in Uniform vor dem Schaufenster eines Bekleidungsgeschäfts. - Beiliegt: Probeandruck der Zeichnung für die Zeitschrift zusammen mit einer zweiten Zeichnung auf einem Blatt unter dem Titel "Rastrata" (Unterschlagung). - Dieses knittrig und mit Randläsuren.

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        The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory

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

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

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

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

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        Smoky. The Cowhorse

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

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        The New Map of the World

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

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

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

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        Pépa Bonafé

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

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        Eigenh. U. in: Jakob Wassermann. Der Fall Maurizius. Erste. Auflage.

      Berlin, S. Fischer, 1928. - 577 SS. Leinenband. 8vo. Elisabeth Kuznitzky war im November 1944 hingerichtet worden. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann, dem Architekten Erich Gloeden, und ihrer Mutter Elisabeth hatte sie General Fritz Lindemann, einem Mitverschwörer des 20. Juli, Unterschlupf gewährt. "Erich Gloeden versuchte vor Gericht, die beiden Frauen vor der Todesstrafe zu schützen. Er behauptete, die beiden hätten nicht gewußt, daß Lindemann einer der gesuchten Verschwörer gewesen sei. Am 27. November 1944 erging das Todesurteil gegen Erich Gloeden. Elisabeth Kuznitzky und ihre Tochter zogen es daraufhin vor, ebenfalls hingerichtet zu werden" (Wikipedia). WG 50. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les Joyaux de l&#39;Enluminure à la Bibliothèque Nationale. Avec un Avant-propos du Comte A. de Laborde

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

      [Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian ]
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        The Secret Trail A Jimmie Rezaire Story

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

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      1928. Very Good. NORRIS, Frank. THE COLLECTED WORKS. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. The Argonaut Manuscript Edition, 1/245 numbered sets, With an "Original Manuscript Page from McTeague [chapter 14] by Frank Norris" in the publisher envelope. Complete in 10 octavo volumes, with portrait frontispiece. The spines are uniformly sunned and there are a few nicks along the edges overall a very good set in white paper boards that have a occasional foxing and light soil stamped in gilt, sides with orange paper bands and corners, t.e.g. This is the best collected edition of Frank Norris.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Writings of Frank Norris

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. Spines a little browned, a few with some spattering of brown spots, occasional light rubbing of edges, and dust soiling, bookplate a fine set. Octavo.

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        Storia dei pittori italiani dell&#39;Ottocento. Vol.I: Introduzione generale

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

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        Malleus Maleficarum. Translated with an Introduction, Bibliography and Notes by the Rev. Montague Summers.

      London: John Rodker, 1928.. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Limited edition of 1275 copies, this copy number 1270, printed on specially made Dutch paper. Large octavo pp. xlv, 278. Finely bound in recent half red morocco leather, retaining original buckram cloth boards with Papal gilt stamp to upper, raised bands with gilt titles and cross centres to spine. Top edge gilt, others trimmed, black endpapers. Title page printed in red and black, text in double columns. Frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent VIII. An excellent copy of the first title in Rodker's 'The Church and Witchcraft' series and the first translation into English of this notorious witch hunter's handbook, originally published in 1487. Coumont [I4.40]; d'Arch Smith [B16]

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        Amtliches Lehrgedicht der philosophischen Fakulät der Haupt-und-Staats-Universitüt Muri

      Muri: at the University,, 1928. [The Unofficial Didactic Poems of the Philosophy Department of the Great State University at Muri.] Perfect bound with black yarn. White wrappers printed in black. Each leaf is a doubled-over sheet. Housed in a black cloth solander box. Wrappers browned, upper wrapper rubbed and a little creased, dampstain to the lower edges and the top corner of the upper wrapper, contents toned. A very good copy. Second edition, one of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies published on 10 March 1928. The first edition was produced in only one copy on 15 July 1918. The book is dedicated to "Walter Benjamin Rektor der Universität Muri", and although his name does not appear here as an author, it has been established that he and Scholem co-wrote the book. The text is a satirical ABC of philosophy, for instance, "From Plato one learns early on / As the psychologists are taught / That the phenomenologists are / But a love child of the Holy Spirit". In addition to being a rare glimpse of the humour of philosophers, the present work is a delicately ornamented alphabet book that is rarely found in even this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1928. Good. EAST ASIA - PHOTOGRAPHY - 20TH CENTURY. FULLER, Raymond, photographer? KOREA, CHINA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, SHANGHAI, KHYBER PASS, 65 + PHOTOS PLUS POSTCARDS. Vernacular collection of 65 photographs, gelatin silver prints ranging from 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches to 8 x 10 inches, with some information written or affixed on the reverse of most prints. Photographer appears to be Raymond Fuller of White Plains, NY (later Winterton), and the locations include the Philippines (3), Singapore (2), Shanghai (1), China (21), the Khyber Pass (2), Taiwan - a portrait of a headhunter chieftain and household at Taihoku, undated - (1), Korea (17) plus 3 postcards, 20 unidentified prints, 2 other postcards. The image of Shanghai has a typed note affixed to the reverse indicating it is to accompany a book called "The Bund, Shanghai"; could not locate such a work illustrated by Mr. Fuller. Another photo is marked as illustrating "The City of Beautiful Names", also not found. Some images of China are dated 1919, 1931; some of Korea are dated 1928. Two of the 5 x 7 photos are tinted. Fuller&#39;s name appears on the reverse of many of the photos, but it is not certain if he is the photographer or the owner of the images. It would appear that Fuller authored a magazine article in 1928 in TRAVEL magazine entitled "How China Bears Her Burdens The Shoulders That Carry the New Burdens of Progress - Moving Freight in the World&#39;s Largest Nation - Human Porters & Contemporary Chaos" Some of the photos in this collection have lengthy notes on the back that address this very issue. The record indicates that he was also an amateur naturalist, birdwatcher and bird egg collector. The overall condition of the photos is quite good, as is their quality. An interesting group. A fascinating subject. The Korean and Chinese photos are remarkable.

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      Paris: Shakespeare and Co. 1928., 1928. Tenth Printing. 8vo. Bound in recent full light brown morocco leather titled in gilt to spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean, minor spotting due to cheap (or at least rather odd) paper. An attractive and unusual binding on an early Paris edition of what many consider to be the most important novel ever written.

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        The Essayes or Counsels Civil and Morall

      London: The Cresset Press,, 1928. Folio. Original full vellum, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Printed in red and black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase and chemise. A few tiny spots to boards. An excellent copy. First edition thus, one of 250 copies on Batchelor paper out of a limited edition of 258 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gambado on Horseback

      n.p, n.d, ca. 1928. Image 10 x 11 inches; matted and framed to 17 x 17 inches overall. Pen, crayon and watercolor illustration. . A preliminary study for the plate "The Dray Horse makes a Noble Hunter" for An Academy for Grown Horsemen, by "Geoffrey Gambado" (Sir William H. Bunbury), published by Wm. E. Rudge, Mt. Vernon, NY, 1929. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees&#39;s Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross&#39;s work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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      New York:: Henry Holt & Co.. (1928). First edition, first issue (one of an estimated 8400 copies without a first edition statement). INSCRIBED, "To Walter King Stone / 1932." Above his inscription, Frost has transcribed the poem "A Cloud Shadow," which did not make it&#39;s first book appearance in print until "A Witness Tree" in 1942. For the book publication, Frost changed the phrase herein, "a poem she thought there was on Spring," to "a poem there used to be on Spring." (We like the first version better.) Stone--a painter, and book and magazine illustrator of the period--sent Frost five paintings. In exchange, Frost inscribed five books with a poem. Copy of Frost&#39;s letter transmitting the five books is included, stating, in part, "I&#39;ve got these pictures up---and I don&#39;t see how you are going to get them back except by process of law or by appeal to something in me that may not exist." The book has minor wear on the corners, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket. Stone&#39;s attractive bookplate on front pastedown and obituary notice for Frost pasted to rear pastedown.

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