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        Decline and Fall. Evelyn Waugh. 1928

      Waugh. Evelyn. Decline and Fall. An Illustrated Novelette. Chapman and Hall. 1928. 1st Edition. "Martin Gaythorne-Brodie" and "Kevin Saunderson" are unchanged on pages 168 and 169 indicating a first printing. Small octavo 175mm x125mm. Brown library cloth, gilt titles to spine. Covers marked and splitting at front spine, holding. With Boots Book Lovers Library Label affix to front. Half title [ i ], publishers imprint "Originally Published September 1928" to verso, blank, Full page frontis illustration by Waugh to verso "The wedding was an unparalleled success Among the Lower Orders". Title, Dedication to Harold Acton, Author's note ix, contents xi-xii Boots Library book purchase label tipped onto contents page xii. PP288. with four full page illustrations by Waugh (total five including Frontis). One page loose, all pages cropped without loss to print area. Boots Library label pasted on back pastedown. A scarce first edition which has experienced a little decline in condition through the fall into hands of the Boots Book Lovers Library. A rare survivor.

      [Bookseller: Roz Hulse Ltd]
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        A Set of Four Rare Sigmund Freud Works

      Four Items enclosed in a red cloth covered box with gilded text spine reading "S. Freud First Editions"1) Das Unbehagen in der Kultur1930, Internationaler Psychoanalytichev Verlaq, Wein, WvapsFirst Edition.Soft Cover. Some chips to spine. Small tears on cover. Paper cover slightly detached. Interior is tightly bound, clean and bright.Later translated as "Civilization and its discontents" 2) Die Zukunft einer IllusionInternationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, Wien, 1928. Softcover.(6-16 tausend) Second edition. 91 p.Soft Cover. Small chip to bottom of spine. Paper cover slightly detached. Interior binding is tight. Some pencil notations throughout. 3) Das Ich und das EsFirst Edition. 1923.Later translated as "The Ego and the Id"Hard Cover. Spine lettering severely degraded. Cover otherwise intact. Some pencil notes to text. 4) Massenpsychologie und Ich-AnalyseFirst Edition. 1921. Hardcover.Some chips to cover. Binding is loose and slightly detached from text block along the upper edge. Front Free End Paper is loose but present.Later translated as "Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego"

      [Bookseller: S. Bernstein & Co. ]
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        The Lives of the Nobel Grecians and Romanes,

      Stratford-Upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press,, 1928. Compared Together… Translated out of Greeke into French by James Amyot, and out of French into Englishe, by Thomas North. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky. 8 volumes, octavo (230 × 155 mm). Contemporary black half morocco by Morley of Oxford, spines gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in 4 red cloth slipcases. Illustrations on title pages and headpieces by Thomas Lowinsky. Some small white spots to cloth. An excellent set. First Shakespeare Head edition of the translation of Plutarch that influenced Shakespeare's plays. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered sets on handmade paper in the deluxe binding, signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf. This important translation of Plutarch by the Elizabethan courtier Sir Thomas North was the version that Shakespeare himself read. Though North's translation originally appeared in 1579, Shakespeare may have become familiar with it when the publisher Richard Field reprinted it in 1594, at exactly the same time that he was printing Shakespeare's Lucrece. "North's translation influenced profoundly not only the larger narrative structures of Shakespeare's Roman plays but innumerable local shapings of their language; though criticism now more strongly emphasizes Shakespeare's activity, creativity, and competitiveness as a reader of North than his passive indebtedness, the importance of this single work is unargued" (ODNB). This edition adheres as closely as possible to the first edition, following its use of spelling, capitalisation, and punctuation. The headpieces, designed by Thomas Lowinsky, were "taken as far as possible from authentic originals" and "woodcut medallions which appeared in the first edition of North's book" (preface). Three different bindings were used for this edition, the present being the most luxurious. A handsome set.

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        LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS AND ROMANES, Compared Together by that Grave and Learned Philosopher & Historiographer, Plutarke of Chæronea: Translated out of Greek in to French by James Amyot...and out of French into Englishe by Thomas North

      Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell, 1928. 8 volumes. RARE LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES, printed on handmade paper, numbered and SIGNED by the illustrator Thomas Lowinsky Decorations throughout consisting of portraits within headpieces by Thomas Lowinsky. Large 8vo, very handsomely bound in the publisher’s best bindings of three quarter black levant morocco by Morley of Oxford, the spines with wide bands with multiple gilt rules, handsomely gilt lettered in three compartments, t.e.g. A very fine set, very handsome indeed and in wonderful condition. RARE FIRST EDITION, BEST ISSUE OF THE SHAKESPEARE HEAD PLUTARCH, LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. This edition was printed from the first edition of 1579. Lowinsky's portrait head-pieces are taken so far as possible from authentic originals. A handsomely printed set of North's classic translation. In this monumental historical work, Plutarch relates the lives of the historically important Greeks and Romans of ancient times. His studies are revered as among the most important and beautiful of all classical writings . The author’s object is to bring out the moral character in each case, rather than to relate the political events of the time; in essence, at times he will distort the truth in order to exemplify virtue or vice. Nonetheless, he is as reliable as the sources he uses, and very valuable as a historical resource. Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s LIVES is one of the most famous. His prose considered by many to be “incomparable... [his] achievement in narrative prose is only less signal than Shakespeare's in dramatic verse. North's Plutarch is also well-known as a primary source for the plots of Shakespeare's classical plays and for numerous passages in the non-Roman ones, and he relied almost exclusively on it for the historical background of ancient Rome. Thus it is a very fitting work for the Shakespeare Head Press to have undertaken at Stratford-Upon-Avon

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        Master Mind of Mars

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket shelfwear, missing bottom 2" . spine (but photocopied portion provided), corners chipped. Spine . slightly canted, 1/2" tear and long crease on one page.. 1928. first US ed. Hardcover. Scarce in a decent DJ! ; 12mo; 312 pages .

      [Bookseller: Curious Book Shop]
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        Madsimu Dsangara; sudafrikanische Felsbilderchronik

      Documents Frobenius' 9th ethnological expedition (1928-30) that carried out research in Southern Africa, chiefly on the remarkable Upper Paleolithic and ancient rock art of the San people (Kung-Sho-Khwe) of the Kalahari Desert and Basin. Offered is the rare first edition, complete as issued in 2 volumes in the publisher's decorated cloth boards, illustrated with 144 superb full-page collotype plates, 30 hand colored, with many pictograms (rock and cave paintings) and petroglyphs (rock engravings) of great interest. The plates from drawings, watercolors and photographs made on site are exceptional. In the later edition, they aren't nearly as fine quality. NOTABILITY: Beyond their archaeological, anthropological, ethnological, historical and iconographic significance, the rock art works are of artistic interest, many of great beauty and subtle power, and a remarkable resource for design artists and body art patterns. Leo Frobenius was among the first European scholars to recognize the historicity of African cultures: most of his adult life was devoted to revealing it. Associated with the diffusionist school of cultural studies, he is credited with originating the concepts of Paideuma (the soul of culture) and Kulturkreise (cultural circle). The expedition traveled to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. PLATES: The 144 captioned plates have bound in, descriptive letterpress tissue guards and there are thirty plates with hand coloring. Two plates are fold-out, including a 4-sheets gate-fold. The collotype plates were printed by Albert Frisch, Berlin, 18 plates in volume one hand colored by H. Silwar, 12 plates in volume 2 hand colored by Lanie Pauly. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide institution search for first edition sets finds 9, including at Harvard and the New York Public Library. FORMAT: Publisher's decorated 1/4 beige cotton and 3/4 wheat linen boards, sewn with heavy, textured sand endpapers and reinforcing gutter tabs, upper sides decorated with moss stamped letters and an Acacia tree vignette, spines with mounted moss title labels with gold leaf decorated borders and letters. CONDITION DETAIL: Issued without jackets. Volume 1: Good. Volume 2: Very Good+. Vol. 1: plates and text pages are bright and clean. Top corner bends to plate 48 and continuing then with light corner bends to plate 64 then stopping. Tissue Guards: generally excellent, a few with wrinkling, 1 guard partially detached. Covers: considerable corner wear: bottom edge shows board for 5 mm, otherwise scattered slight edge wear: Fore-edge with some yellowing and soiling: Spine Labels: Fine. Binding: Good: solid with spine slant. Volume 2: Plates: clean and bright, Plates 91 and 92 with two slight fore-edge tears, otherwise fresh. Pages: clean, bright and fresh, except title page with light rubs and a minor fore-edge crease-1 x 10 mm. Tissue Guards: Gatefold guard is wrinkled with a crease and another guard is detached, otherwise Fine. Covers: clean and bright, except upper side with minor soiling to spot at head, adjacent to spine. Upper Side: top corner with slight edge wear: bottom edge with slight wear. Lower Side: bottom corner with slight edge wear. Spine Labels: Fine. Binding: Excellent: true and quite tight. SIZE: Folio, 358 x 274 mm (14.09 x 10.8 inches). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, text pages in each volume with separate pagination, plates with continuous numbering. The Acacia tree vignette on covers is also on Plate 41 (Volume 1). Vol. 1: 34 pages, text with footnotes with 21 b/w figures, [1] page + 76 plates, 1 folding and 18 full-page plates with hand coloring. Vol. 2: 36 pages, text with footnotes with 21 b/w figures, [1] page + 68 plates, 1 gatefold plate of 4 sheets and 12 full-page plates with hand coloring. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        SUN

      Paris: Black Sun Press / Editions Narcisse, 1928.. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Color frontis and decorations. A couple minor marginal finger smudges, isolated bit of foxing to front free endsheet, else about fine in lightly worn glassine, accompanied by the side panels of the foil-covered case. First unexpurgated edition. One of 150 copies, from a total edition of 165. MINKOFF A15. ROBERTS A35b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Sun

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Le Portrait De Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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

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        Das Quantenpostulat und die neuere Entwicklung der Atomistik

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. First edition. Very rare offprint issue, inscribed presentation copy, of this fundamental paper introducing Bohr&#146;s statement of his &#145;complementarity&#146; principle, the basis of what became known as the &#145;Copenhagen interpretation&#146; of quantum mechanics. &#147;From the epistemological point of view, the discovery of the new type of logical relationship that complementarity represents is a major advance that radically changes our whole view of the role and meaning of science. In contrast with the nineteenth-century ideal of a description of the phenomena from which every reference to their observation would be eliminated, we have the much wider and truer prospect of an account of the phenomena in which due regard is paid to the conditions under which they can actually be observed - thereby securing the full objectivity of the description&#148; (DSB).<br/><br/>& & The concept of complementarity started to develop in Bohr&#146;s mind during discussions with Heisenberg in Copenhagen early in 1927, when Heisenberg was preparing for publication his famous paper on the uncertainty principle. In fact, the published version of Heisenberg&#146;s paper contains a note added in proof which mentions &#145;recent investigations by Bohr [that] have led to points of view that permit an essential deepening and refinement of the analysis of the quantum mechanical relationship attempted in this work&#146;. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Bohr presented his ideas on complementarity for the first time at an international congress of physics in Como in the fall of 1927, commemorating the centenary of Volta&#146;s death. On this occasion, he stressed that in the quantum world, contrary to the classical world, an observation of a system can never be made without disturbing the system. But how can we then know the state of the system? The quantum postulate would seem to imply that the classical distinction between the observer and the observed was no longer tenable. How then would it be possible to obtain objective knowledge? Bohr&#146;s reflections on these and related questions led him to introduce the notion of complementarity as denoting the use of complementary but mutually exclusive viewpoints in the description of nature. Two years later, he defined the complementarity principle as &#145;a new mode of description... in the sense that any given application of classical concepts precludes the simultaneous use of other classical concepts which in a different connection are equally necessary for the elucidation of phenomena&#146;... The wave description and the particle description are complementary and thus in conflict. But Bohr argued that the physicist is still able to account unambiguously for his experiments, for it is he who chooses what to measure and thereby destroys the possibility of the realization of the conflicting aspect... <br/><br/>& & &#147;The complementarity principle became the cornerstone of what was later referred to as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Pauli even stated that quantum mechanics might be called &#145;complementarity theory&#146;, in an analogy with &#145;relativity theory&#146;. And Peierls later claimed that &#145;when you refer to the Copenhagen interpretation of the mechanics what you really mean is quantum mechanics&#146; ... by the mid-1930s Bohr had been remarkably successful in establishing the Copenhagen view as the dominant philosophy of quantum mechanics.&#148; (H. Kragh, Quantum Generations, 1999, pp. 209-210).& & Offprint from: &#39;Die Naturwissenschaften&#39;, Vol. 16, Issue 15 (13. April), pp.245-257, original printed self-wrappers, inscribed by Bohr to physicist Axel Waldbuhm Marke (1883-1942) (The paper was published essentially simultaneously in German, Danish, English and French). The offprint issue is extremely rare; we know of no other copy.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        Scotland&#39;s Gift. Golf

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Station. Athos: Treasures and Men

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A Fairy Garland; Being Fairy Tales from the Old French

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Fairy Garland. Being Fairy Tales from the Old French

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        Arms and the Covenant

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

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        Lettres à madame scheikévitch

      Librairie des champs elysees, 1928. in4 Broché

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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

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        Peronnik the Fool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE WANDERER ( Le Grand Meaulnes )

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

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        The Tower

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

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        THE TOWER

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.3 inches). A very good copy with wonderful gilt decoration, designed by T. Sturge Moore, to front board and spine. Some minor rubbing to the spine but overall a very good, bright and tight copy. Only 2000 copies were published. (Wade. Bibliography of the works of W. B. Yeats. No. 158).

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        Orlando

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1928., 1928. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo., pp. 469. Superb copy in publisher&#39;s vibrant orange cloth, edges a little dusty/spotted. The normally ragged dustwrapper is in lovely condition with a couple of short tears, one nick and one chip to head of spine. Fine. A most impressive copy of a normally somewhat dilapidated title. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf&#39;s intimate friend Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is generally considered one of Woolf&#39;s most accessible novels; basis for the 1992 movie 1992, starring Tilda Swinton and Quentin Crisp. Kirkpatrick.

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        Orlando: A Biography

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1928.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some wear to the spine and a few closed tears.

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        20 HOURS, 40 MIN. Our Flight in the Friendship (Inscribed by Earhart Along with a Signed Letter to Harry S. New, Former Senator and Postmaster General)

      G. P. Putnam&#39;s Sons. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by Amelia Earhart to Harry S. New (former Senator and Postmaster General) PLUS a signed letter from Earhart on Cosmopolitan Magazine letterhead when she was Aviation Editor. The letter is written to Harry New and is stapled to his copy of his response letter to Earhart. Maroon cloth cover has light wear to corners and caps. Corners bumped. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Top edge stained yellow. Pages clean with only very faint toning and in very good condition. Scarce dust jacket has chipping at caps with overall light to moderate wear and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. Dated 1928 on both the title and copyright pages with no additional printings stated and the publisher&#39;s colophon on copyright page. <p> Amelia Mary Earhart (/&#39;? ? Rh? Rt/ air-hart; July 24, 1897 &#150; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. [1][N 1] Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. [3][N 2] She received the U. S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. [5] She set many other records, [2] wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. [6] Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman&#39;s Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. [7][8]During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day. [N 3]</p><p>1928 transatlantic flightThe project coordinators (including book publisher and publicist George P. Putnam) interviewed Earhart and asked her to accompany pilot Wilmer Stultz and copilot/mechanic Louis Gordon on the flight, nominally as a passenger, but with the added duty of keeping the flight log. The team departed Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland in a Fokker F. VIIb/3m on June 17, 1928, landing at Burry Port (near Llanelli) , Wales, United Kingdom, exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later. [50] Since most of the flight was on "instruments" and Earhart had no training for this type of flying, she did not pilot the aircraft. When interviewed after landing, she said, "Stultz did all the flying&#151;had to. I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes." She added, "...maybe someday I&#39;ll try it alone." [51]After Charles Lindbergh&#39;s solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927, Amy Phipps Guest, (1873&#150;1959) , expressed interest in being the first woman to fly (or be flown) across the Atlantic Ocean. After deciding the trip was too perilous for her to undertake, she offered to sponsor the project, suggesting they find "another girl with the right image." While at work one afternoon in April 1928, Earhart got a phone call from Capt. Hilton H. Railey, who asked her, "Would you like to fly the Atlantic?"While in England, Earhart is reported as receiving a rousing welcome on June 19, 1928, when landing at Woolston in Southampton, England. [52] She flew the Avro Avian 594 Avian III, SN: R3/AV/101 owned by Lady Mary Heath and later purchased the aircraft and had it shipped back to the United States (where it was assigned "unlicensed aircraft identification mark" 7083). [53] When the Stultz, Gordon and Earhart flight crew returned to the United States, they were greeted with a ticker-tape parade in New York followed by a reception with President Calvin Coolidge at the White House. (Source: Wikipedia) </p><p>Harry Stewart New (December 31, 1858 &#150; May 9, 1937) was a U. S. Politician, journalist, and Spanish-American War veteran. Harry Stewart New was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 31, 1858, the son of John C. New and his wife, Melissa (Beeler) New. He attended Butler University before going to work with the Indianapolis Journal where he was a reporter, editor, part owner, and publisher from 1878 to 1903. He served in the Indiana State Senate from 1896 to 1900 and served in the Spanish-American War as captain and assistant adjutant general of the 7th Army Corps. He was a member of theRepublican National Committee from 1900 to 1912, serving as chairman from 1907 to 1908, and later engaged in the stone quarrying and construction business. New got back into politics when he was elected to the United States Senate in 1916, defeating incumbent John W. Kern. In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on Territories and the Committee on Territories and Insular Possessions. He was also a "wet" or an anti-prohibitionist, and in August 1919 introduced early legislation proposing an independent United States Air Force. In late March 1922, New became one of the first senators to use radio in his campaign&#151;at that time, broadcasting a political speech was not widely done by candidates. (&#147;Will Campaign by Radio." Lexington KY Herald, 30 March 1922, p. 1) New was defeated by Albert J. Beveridge for renomination in 1922 who lost the general election to Samuel M. Ralston. He was then appointed Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Warren G. Harding in 1923 and was reappointed by Calvin Coolidge in 1925. After the end of the Coolidge Administration, New retired from active business pursuits and resided in Washington, D. C.. In 1933, he was appointed a United States Commissioner to the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. He died in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 9, 1937, and was interred in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. (Source: Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author .

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        THE LONESOMEST DOLL

      Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A charming story of the proud little queen and her beautiful lonesome doll. 31 unique illustrations including four in colour. Attractive tan pictorial cloth, black title to spine. A rare Rackham title being published only in America. Spine just very slightly bumped. Pale stain to front cover which is hardly noticeable. Tiny bookseller&#39;s stamp to front pastedown. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. Very light water stain to margins of pages in second half of book. Pages very lightly browned. First gathering pulled at hinges and slightly misaligned. Closed tear to gutter edges of first gathering. Contents page almost detached. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby with a few light stains, chipped at corners with a few small edge-tears. Difficult to find in good condition due to paper used being of poor quality, this is an exceptionally bright copy, rare in original wrapper. [S]

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        THE AMATEUR CRIME

      New York: Doubleday, 1928 COX, A. B. (Anthony Berkeley). THE AMATEUR CRIME. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co. 1928. First Edition of this extremely scarce Hubin listed classic Golden Age mystery by this author best known for his works written under the names Anthony Berkeley and Francis Iles including, &#39;The Poisoned Chocolates Case&#39; and &#39;Malice Aforethought&#39;. 8vo. 349 pp. A very good or better copy in yellow cloth, black titles to spine, in a nearly Very Good dust jacket, shallow chips to spine ends and top edge, half dollar sized chip at lower front panel, modest darkening to spine, inch closed tear at top rear panel. Published in the U.K. as, &#39;Mr. Priestley&#39;s Problem&#39;. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights. $850.00. 1st Edition.

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        THE LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS AND ROMANES, COMPARED TOGETHER BY THAT GRAVE LEARNED PHILOSOPHER & HISTORIOGRAPHER, PLUTARKE OF CHÆRONEA

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1928. No. 6 OF 100 SETS on handmade paper and in the deluxe binding, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (along with 500 regular copies). Hardcover. 241 x 159 mm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4"). Eight volumes. Translated from the Greek into French by James Amyot and from French into English by Thomas North. No. 6 OF 100 SETS on handmade paper and in the deluxe binding, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (along with 500 regular copies). Publisher&#39;s black half morocco over burnt orange linen by Morley of Oxford (stamp-signed on front pastedown), raised bands decorated with thick and thin gilt rules, top edges gilt. With tondo portrait of author on title page, portrait of Elizabeth I at head of dedication page, and portrait of the appropriate subject at the beginning of each biography. With the laid-in carbon copy of the description from Philip C. Duschnes, describing the set (perhaps in the 1960s or &#39;70s) as "in perfect condition." Franklin, p. 235; Ransom, p. 15. One cover with tiny blemish and vague dent to tail edge, but BEAUTIFULLY WELL PRESERVED, entirely clean, fresh, and bright internally, and in virtually unworn bindings. This is the very fine deluxe version of the Shakespeare Head Plutarch, printed on thick, beautiful Batchelor handmade paper. It aims to be faithful to North&#39;s original 1579 version, with its quaint spelling and punctuation, its inconsistent use of capitalization and italics, and its woodcut portrait busts of the subjects of the biographies. These busts have been reproduced here for about half of Plutarch&#39;s subjects, but when more authentic portraits have been available from ancient coins or medals, they have been substituted as the headpieces. Born in the latter part of the first century, Plutarch conceived of his 46 biographies (not counting those no longer extant) as studies in character, chronicles of how his famous Greeks and Romans responded to the vicissitudes of fortune. He is a very important source for both Greek and Roman history, and over the centuries has been one of the West&#39;s most influential authors. Renaissance scholars could find Latin translations in print beginning in 1470, but not until 1579, when Thomas North issued his version from the French of Amyot, were the "Lives" available in English. DNB praises the work as "admirably vivid and robust prose." North (1535?-1601?) dedicated the work, no small undertaking, to Queen Elizabeth, and it inspired several of Shakespeare&#39;s plays. Our deluxe version of this edition is much more highly prized than the 500 regular copies and commands a substantially higher price, especially when found, as here, in essentially unused condition.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      1928. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, done into verse by Laurence Housman. London & Glasgow: Collins Cleartype Press [1928]. 4to, blue leather with gilt decorations, all edges gilt, a FINE COPY IN THE PUBLISHER&#39;S BOX WITH COLOR PLATE ON COVER (box faded and with some strengthening). This is a beautiful book, illustrated with 4 tipped-in color plates by Robinson, plus a decorative title page and decorations on each page of text. Rarely found with the box.

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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1928. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Tall quarto. Original full vellum, titles to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 7 plates by Arthur Rackham. Lower corner bumped, boards a little spotted. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist.

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        LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

      1928. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving. London: George Harrap (1928). 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), green gilt cloth, top edge gilt, Fine in dust wrapper (dw piece off bottom of spine and sl. frayed else nice). 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. A really nice copy.

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        The Anatomical Exercises of Dr. William HARVEY De Motu Cordis 1628

      London: Nonsuch Press [1928] Beautiful full morocco with 5 raised bands to spine and gold outling to upper and back boards. Gold printing to spine and gold gilt top edge. Other edges untrimmed.De Circulatione Sanguinis 1649: The First English text of 1653 now newly edited by Georffrey Keynes. Issued on the occasion of the tercentenary celebration of the first Publication of the text of De Motu Cordis. Printed and made in Holland with the types of Joan Michael Fleischman and of Christopher van Dijck. Printed on Dutch paper 1450 copies, this COPY is 272. Offsetting of edges of endpapers from leather turns ins. Rest of interior pages, crisp, unmarked, beautiful. Always happy to send detailed photos to serious buyers.. Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        RAWDON'S ROOF

      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Lawrence on the limitation page meant for sale of a total edition of 530. Copy #385. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Hand set in Imprint Shadow and printed by Robert MacLehose & Co. at the University Press. Spine ends with touch of shelfwear, offsetting to endpages and small owner book plate on front pastedown; dustjacket with narrow six inch chip on spine, chipped spine topedge, upper corners with some loss and toning but intact and folds werll on book. Very Good condition in a just Good dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Rawdon&#39;s Roof (Signed Limited Edition)

      London: Elkin Mathews and Marrot, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies (this being No. 373) SIGNED by the author. Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Light offsetting to the endpapers, with owner&#39;s bookplate to the verso of the front endpaper. An attractive copy.

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        L&#39;EXPLORATION PAR FUSEES DE LA TRES HAUTE ATMOSPHERE ET LA POSSIBILITE DES VOYAGES INTERPLANETAIRES ... Conference faite a l&#39;Assemblee generale de la Societe Astronomique de France le 8 Juin 1927

      Paris: Au Siege de la Societe Astronomique de France,. 1928. original reddish-brown wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed.. Some wear to overlapping edges, front cover soiled, a very good copy.. Rare. (#135444). First edition. Printed as a supplement to the March 1928 issue of L&#39;ASTRONOMIE. "Expounds original hypotheses of space flight that the author began to formulate in 1908 independently of the rocketry and astronautical ideas of pioneers Konstantin E. Tsiolkovskii, R. H. Goddard, and Herman Oberth. Calculates optimum rocket shapes, motion of a rocket in a vacuum, and safe acceleration speeds for manned flight. Presents the earliest known suggestions of atomic or nuclear rocket propulsion for planetary space missions, and considers the possibility of extraterrestrial life" (Pisano and Lewis). "One of the earliest and really serious papers on interplanetary travel and on the exploration of the upper atmosphere, by means of rockets. Esnault-Pelleterie"s study is independent of the slightly earlier treatise, in German, by Oberth, which he states he had not seen. The author devotes special attention to the problem of the escape velocity necessary to overcome the earth&#39;s gravitational pull, which he estimates at 10,000 meters per second. It was Esnault-Pelterie who coined the term Astronautics for the science of space flight. The present paper appeared as special supplement of the BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ ASTRONOMIQUE DE FRANCE, année 42, with a separate half-title and title- page" (Interlibrum). Ciancone 65. Interlibrum 270 #114. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 505. Norman 714. Pisano and Lewis 1197. Norman 714.

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      New York. E.P Dutton and Co. 1928. Bound in half green cloth and decorated yellow pictorial paper over boards. Square 8vo. This edition on large paper is limited to 250 numbered and signed copies of which this is number 19. Signed in ink by Milne and Shepard on the limitation page. Illustrated with drawings and decorations by E.H Shepard. Several small light specks of foxing to front and rear paper covered boards. Usual light discoloration to front and rear pastedown from binding process. Small previous owners bookplate to front free endsheet. Some light needle thin patches of foxing encroaching onto the yellow papered board from just beneath the edge of the front pastedown. Book is wrapped in original glassine, which shows 4 or 5 pin sized specks of foxing and housed in publishers original pictorial slipcase which is somewhat darkened along edges with scattered foxing inside. A Lovely copy of this most rare signed edition.

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        The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., (1928). . First deluxe edition, 8vo, xii, 178, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout and on the endpapers, signature of Adèle Alsop to fly leaf. Signed by Milne on the title page. Original publisher&#146;s limp dark green morocco with gilt decoration, a.e.g., slight wear to the spine ends otherwise a very good copy. Adèle Alsop was Milne&#146;s wife&#146;s first cousin.

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