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        African-American Young Woman

      Van Der Zee, New York 1928 - Post card size photograph, measures 15 cm x 10.5cm, attractive young woman in stiff card stock border, bearing Van Der Zee style: she is dressed in late Victorian costume, sits in elaborate carved chair, playful finger to chin, smile, photographer's name James, 555 Eighth Avenue appears at lower right corner, fine condition, rare. This is not the Lenox address he used and so adds another dimension to his biography.

      [Bookseller: Bohemian Bookworm]
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        THE OUTERMOST HOUSE. A YEAR OF LIFE ON THE GREAT BEACH OF CAPE COD. Inscribed

      New York: Doubleday Doran, 1928 Beston, Henry. THE OUTERMOST HOUSE. A Year Of Life On The Great Beach Of Cape Cod. Presentation Copy. New York: Doubleday Doran, 1928. First Edition, neatly Inscribed by Henry Beston on the front free endpaper. "Inscribed for Frederick E. Tupper Esq., with the best wishes of his old friend and neighbour, Henry Beston". Additionally with the dedicatee's later neat gift inscription, 'a different book for my good friend Frank G. Duffy with kind regards from Frederick E. Tupper, April 1936'. A very good copy in blue cloth, (off-setting to the front and rear pastedowns likely from old newsprint paper clippings, tear to front hinge expertly closed, gilt titles, the spine faded as is usual). Illustrated with 31 original photographs by William A. Bradford, A.C. Bent, G.A. Whiting, D.B. MacMillan and others. 8vo. 222 pp. A very nice example of Henry Beston's now classic observations of Cape Cod in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Autograph musical manuscript of Putyi tvoi, Gospodi, skaji mne [Thy Ways, O Lord, Tell Me], a vocal work for tenor solo, mixed chorus and piano. In score

      10 pp. In E, 2/2 time, marked "Lento" at head. Folio (358 x 265 mm.). Unbound. Notated in ink on 18-stave Russian music manuscript paper. With numerous autograph corrections and amendations including pencil markings of an editorial nature. & & The printer's copy, presumably used in preparation of the published edition. With pencilled annotation to upper left corner of title indicating receipt of the manuscript (presumably by the publisher) on October 13, 1928. & & Slightly worn and soiled. . We have not located any record of the present work in Slonimsky. & & "In two fields of Russian music Grechaninov has a special place: children’s music and liturgical works. Even his first liturgy op.13 is worth attention; and in the op.19 choruses he used a new style, favoured by Katal sky and others, recognizable by its modal harmonization of old Russian melodies. This initially aroused strong opposition from conservative church musicians. In the popular second liturgy Grechaninov solved the problem of the Credo by giving the text to a solo alto, who declaims it rhythmically while the choir sings the word ‘Veruyu’ (‘I believe’) in simple harmony. Grechaninov’s later use of instruments in para-liturgical works, his composition of a Roman Catholic Mass and motets (with organ), and his writing of a Missa oecumenica – a Latin mass for solo voices, chorus, organ and orchestra on Orthodox, Gregorian and Hebrew liturgical melodies – all testify to his liberal religious outlook." Inna Barsova and Gerald Abraham in Grove online

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      E.P. Dutton, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. E.P. Dutton, New York 1928. Limited First Edition. Stated Limited First Edition. Number 227 of 250 copies. Signed by A.A. Milne & Signed by the Illustrator Ernest Shepard on the Limitation page. Rare. The Signatures are Guaranteed by the Publisher. Large paper edition blacked out by the publisher on the Limitation page. Red cloth boards with gold lettering. All edges gold gilt. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine, light bump at the spine with light fraying at the head of the spine.

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        Un pacha *

      [1928]. 1928 - Bois gravé original 16 x 14, tiré en noir et coloré main (feuille 27 x 22), signé et justifié à 50 exemplaires sur Chine, outre 3 Japon, pour le portefeuille "Îles" de Francis Jammes, paru chez Mermod. Epreuve isolée de cette composition que l'on retrouvera colorée dans la suite des 6 planches formant cet ouvrage, une première gravure sur ce sujet ayant été taillée en 1919.[Kuenzi 101; Rodari 75]

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        MORE VERY YOUNG SONGS

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1928. First edition. Very Good +. Limited to 100 copies, signed by Milne, Shepard and Fraser-Simon. Large portfolio (12 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches), blue cloth spine and paper covered boards with a paper label on the front board. Boards are a little warped and toned. Internal contents are clean and complete. Small tape ghosts on the end papers, otherwise unmarked. Ten songs across forty pages, each with the words written by Milne, the music composed by Fraser-Simson and the illustrations by Shepard. A nice addition to any Pooh collection. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        ?The Crystal Structure of Molybdenite? (1923), ?The Structure of Sodalite and Helvite? (1930), The Structure of Some Sodium and Calcium Aluminosilicates (1930), ?The Structure of the Chlorites? (1930), ?The Structure of the Micas and Related Minerals? (1930), ?The Crystal Structure of Zunyite? (1933), ?On the Stability of the S8 Molecule and the Structure of Fibrous Sulfur? (1949), and ?The Stochastic Method and the Structure of Proteins? (1953)

       EIGHT RARE OFFPRINTS by Linus Pauling detailing his prominent contributions to the general understanding of the nature of the chemical bond, here bringing quantum mechanics to the solution of the nature of the chemical bonds that determine inorganic crystal structure. Collectively, these papers represent Pauling?s first works after his 1928 finding detailing a set of rules for working out probable crystalline structures from the X-ray diffraction patterns.  In that paper and in these, ?Pauling was the first to enunciate an understanding of a physical interpretation of the bonds between ? and the nature of ? molecules and crystals from a chemical perspective? (Bragg, History of Science Website).?The new field of X-ray crystallography emerged after World War 1, where X-rays reflected through crystals resulted in photographs.  Pauling used X-ray diffraction photography in the 1930s to analyze the crystal structure of inorganic molecules and to revolutionize the understanding of chemical bonds? (Swedin, Science in the Contemporary World, 49).  Early in his career, Pauling set out to create ?A framework for understanding the electronic and geometric structure of molecules and crystals? (Pauling).  Pauling learned that ?when X-rays are directed at a crystal, some are knocked off course by striking atoms, while others pass straight through as if there are no atoms in their path. The result is a diffraction pattern ? a pattern of dark and light lines that reveal the positions of the atoms in the crystal (Bragg).By using the technique of X-ray diffraction, [Pauling] ?determined the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms [of many crystalline structures]... Analyzing chemical structure became the central theme of his scientific work...  To complement the experimental tool that X-ray analysis provided for exploring molecular structure, Pauling turned to quantum mechanics as a theoretical tool... and his application of quantum theory to structural chemistry helped to establish the subject ( Britannica).CONDITION & DETAILS: ?The Crystal Structure of Molybdenite? (1923) in The Journal of the American Chemical Society; ?The Structure of Sodalite and Helvite? (1930) in Zeitschrift fur Kristallographic (ZfK); ?The Structure of the Micas and Related Minerals? (1930) in PNAS; ?The Structure of Some Sodium and Calcium Aluminosilicates? (1930) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); ?The Structure of the Chlorites? (1930) in PNAS; ?The Crystal Structure of Zunyite? (1933) in ZfK; ?On the Stability of the S8 Molecule and the Structure of Fibrous Sulfur? (1949) in PNAS, and ?The Stochastic Method and the Structure of Proteins? (1953) in XIIIth International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Each of the offprints is in fine condition; name of prior owner stamped on each cover in very light and small print.  Included also is a 1954 photo of Pauling. 

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        GOLDEN AGE

      1928. 1. GRAHAME,KENNETH. THE GOLDEN AGE. London: John Lane Bodley Head (1928), 8vo (6 x 9"), vellum backed marbled boards, slightest of tip wear else Fine. LARGE PAPER EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 225 COPIES SIGNED BY KENNETH GRAHAME AND ERNEST SHEPARD. Printed on special rag paper and illustrated by ERNEST H. SHEPARD with beautiful black and whites.

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        Genève ou Moscou.

      Nrf 1928 - - Nrf, Paris _1928, 17x22cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 109 ex numérotés sur Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire malgré d'infimes piqûres marginales. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Adventure & A Visit to Nansen Ernest Shackleton & Fridtjof Nansen

      NF. London, Oxford University Press,1928. 1st Edition. Adventure by Ernest Shackleton & A Visit to Nansen by JH Whitehouse. 8vo, 22.7cm, [2], 23pp [5]. In Near Fine publisherÍs green cloth backed boards with green cloth back strip, upper cover and spine with publisherÍs paper labels lettered in black, two portrait front pieces. Rough cut edged pages, extra spine label mounted at rear, Near Fine condition internally with tight un-cracked hinges and no prior ownership markings. Scarce. & „Spence 1255; Taurus 132; Renard 1691; Rosove 1343.& & This book's significance and importance to Antarctic exploration lies in the article by Ernest Shackleton entitled ñAdventureî where he describes the spirit that moved him to explore. A very well written and interesting pair of essays.&

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        Decline and Fall

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1928. An illustrated novelette. Octavo. Original red and black decorated cloth, titles to spine gilt. Illustrations by the author. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and toned, lightly rubbed at extremities with a couple of small scuffs to upper board, contents and edges of text block spotted. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Waugh's landmark first novel. The first issue with the correct points on pages 168 & 169.

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        Ashenden

      Heinemann 1928 - FIRST EDITION of Maugham's influential collection of spy stories. Novelist Arnold Bennett's copy. London: Heinemann, 1928. Bookplate of Arnold Bennett (E.A. Bennett) on front paste down. Bookseller sticker on front pastedown. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket; custom half-morocco box. Book very good, with light rubbing and fading to spine; bump on front edge. Dust jacket with light fading to spine, otherwise in outstanding condition with virtually no edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba in Color Illustrated blue & pink of various people in activities Dustjacket, U.S. Prohibition Tourist Guide Drinking Spots in Cuba,Rum, roulette and racing; sugar, cigars and Senoritas

      published by Horace Liveright NY 1928 - Small tears to Listing of books pg Opposite title pg, HBDJ, BK GOOD+/ DJ FAIR-. AS-IS, , 1928. 1st edition , 1st Printing ,Dates Match on Title & Copyright pg & pg Opposite Title pg Lists this bk as 1928 with From Deauville in Preparation, It's in acceptable condition with a book of it's age with a torn dust jacket, minor tearing on one page and SLIGHT yellowing throughout. BeigeYellow cloth with Orange Sun & Green Palm Trees on front cvr & Titled in Green on front & spine cvr which spine has small chips at Top Taking Out When It?s & at Btm of spineCvr tiny chip removing part of O in Horace publ. Dustjacket does have a Fair amount of wear, including chips, several tears and some fairly small pieces missing from the edges/spine. Book covers are in relatively nice condition with light edge stains & wear to Extremities, There are a number of pages that have some varying shades of waterstaining to the outer margin edge of the pages - darker on a few pages and lighter on others (no effect on text). Some occasional very light soiling to margin edges of a few other pages, but again, nothing that detracts from the text. A few small corner creases to pages. Pages and binding are tight., EXTREMELY RARE and highly sought after 284 page hardcover, Fade spine DJ, Size: 5 X 7.5 in. 284 pgs, DJ protected clear Mylar, INTERIOR NICE TIGHT CLEAN LIGHT WEAR FOX, FEW LOOSE PLATES, FRONT DJ SMALL CORNER CHIPS TAKE OUT PART OF WH IN WORD WHEN AT TOP DJ, 5 X 7.5., these are the ingredients of this effeverscent picture of what the tourist does in Cuba, what he sees, and what he drinks. First, as to what he drinks. Mr. Woon gives the real recipe of the Daiquiri as given to him by Facundo Bacardi himself, made of "the rum that cured a king and a pickled nation." He tells you that there are seven thousand places in Havana where alcohol is sold, and helpfully lists the names of the best bartenders, and the drinks that made them famous. Illustration of The Yacht Club Terrace at page 100 is tipped in. Interesting account of prohobition era Cuba. Rum, roulette and racing; sugar, cigars and senoritas - these are the ingredients of this effervescent picture of what the tourist does in Cuba, what he sees, and what he drinks. First, as to what he drinks. Mr. Woon gives the real recipe of the Daiquiri as given to him by Facundo Bacardi himself, maker of 'the rum that cured a king and pickled a nation'. He tells you that there are seven thousand places in Havana where alcohol is sold, and helpfully lists the names of the best bartenders, and the drinks that made them famous". Illustrated with photographs. This highly sought after cocktail book and Cuba guide [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BLOSSOM A Fairy Story

      A & C Black 1928 - First edition. 4to. Blue cloth spine lettered in gilt and paper covered boards in mottled design, paste on label to upper cover lettered in blue and with a small line drawing of two fairies printed in blue. A very good copy, with light crease to one plate mount, illustration not affected. Pictorial endpapers. There are 16 full page illustrations of which 8 are in colour and 8 are striking black and white images. There are also other small black and white drawings in the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        K.A.M. JUBILEE BOOK 1847-1927

      1928. Cloth. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 183 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, includes pastedown photograph of the new temple of the congregation. Includes multiple essays on the history of the oldest congregation in Chicago, illustrations and advertisements throughout. “Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab, the first Jewish congregation, was established Nov. 3, 1847, when a constitution was adopted and signed by fourteen members. Morris L. Leopold, a young man of twenty-six, born in Laubheim, Württemberg, was elected president. The Jewish Burial-Ground Society turned over to the congregation all its property, including the cemetery, and dissolved. Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab held its first regular service in a private room on the second floor of a building on the southwest corner of Lake and Wells streets, and in 1849 leased a lot on Clark street, between Adams and Quincy streets where the post-office now stands) , on which it erected a frame synagogue. In 1853 this congregation established a day-school, where Hebrew was taught in addition to the regular common-school curriculum. This school was in operation for twenty years. In 1856 a new cemetery on Green Bay road (now North Clark street) and Belmont avenue was purchased. In 1857 the old burial-ground, having been included in the city extensions, had to be abandoned. In 1882 the ground was sold to the park commissioners, and it is now merged in Lincoln Park. On the date of the closing of the old burial-ground (June 11, 1857) the first interment in the new cemetery took place. In 1868 the congregation purchased the northwest corner of Wabash avenue and Peck court, with the church standing upon it. The latter was converted into a synagogue. In the great fire of 1871 the synagogue escaped destruction, but all the records, which had been placed by Joseph Pollak, the secretary of the congregation, and at that time clerk of Cook county, in a vault of the court-house, were lost. In 1873 Dr. Merzbacher's prayer-book was adopted. An organ, choir, and family pews had been introduced several years before. In the fire of1874, Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab lost the synagogue on Wabash avenue, and in December of that year it purchased the church and site on the corner of Indiana avenue and Twenty-sixth street. The church was converted into a synagogue, and the property on Wabash avenue and Peck court was sold. In 1888 Jacob Rosenberg, then vice-president, presented to the congregation twenty acres of land in the town of Jefferson, to be used as a burial-ground. This is now called . ’Mount Ma'arab Cemetery. ’ The bodies in the North Clark street cemetery were transferred to Mount Ma'arab, and the vacated property was sold. The latter is now completely built over, and all traces of the former cemetery have vanished. In 1889 Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab found that most of its members had moved farther south. The location of the synagogue being, therefore, no longer convenient for the majority, a plot on the southeast corner of Indiana avenue and Thirty-third street was purchased, and the temple now in use was erected. The latter has a seating capacity of 1, 500 persons. The membership is 175. In 1902 the Einhorn ritual, in the English version, was adopted. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Synagogues - United States - Chicago - History. OCLC lists three copies (HUC, Abraham Lincoln Libr, Detroit Univ) . Light wear to cloth, otherwise fine. Great condition. A beautiful copy. (AMR-42-2) .

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        The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

      Payson & Clarke Pub, 1928. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardback.. Very good condition with slight text block lean./Fair condition jacket with some edge chips and loss to spine. Not price clipped.. Previous owner's name.

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        PETER PAN. Or the boy who would not grow up

      Hodder & Stoughton Limited. London.,1928. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.1 inches). Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather binding with gilt ruled borders on boards and gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to the spine. Five raised bands. Top edge gilt. This is the first edition of the play in bok form, and was issued as a volume in the uniform edition of the Plays.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        AFFICHE : ALLEZ AU MAROC. CHEMIN DE FER A PARIS A ORLEANS.

      - Date : 1928 Dimensions : 63x100cm Imp : Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons 8 Volumes

      RALSTON UNIVERSITY PRESS, MERIDEN,CONN 1928 - The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built. First Edition First Printing Napoleon Hill Classic. Volume 1 130 pages, Volume 2 142 pages, VOlume 3 142 pages, Volume 4 154 pages, Volume 5 146 pages, Volume 6 138 pages, Volume 7 144 pages, Volume 8 157 pages. Volume 1 to 4 is cracked hinge. Volume 5-8 is tight binding. Black gilt on cover/spine. Previous owner name on end page of Volume 2. But the rest of the book no markings or writings. Stain on the cover. Foxing on the cover.Soiling on the spine. Small chipped on teh cover. General wear and rubbed cover. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1928 EDITION: FIRST ED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flygares-Carlens Basta [complete in 24 volumes - Language: Swedish]

      Stockholm : Ahlen & Aklerlunds Verlag [1928-1930] - Description: 24v. frontis (port.) ; 19cm. Summary: 24-volume collection of works by Emilie Flygare-Carlen. Subjects: Swedish fiction -- Swedish literature. Sweden -- Novels -- 19th century. Contents: vol. 1-2, Rosen pa Tistelon : berattelse fran vastra skargarden. --vol. 3-4, En natt vid Bullarsjon. --vol. 5-7, Ett kopmanshus i skargarden. -- vol. 8-9, Ett ar. --vol. 10-12, Enslingen pa Johannisskaret : kustroman. --vol. 13-14, Kyrkoinvigningen i Hammarby. --vol. 15-16, En nyckfull kvinna. --vol. 17-19, Jungfrutornet. --vol. 20, Skjutsgossen : romantiserad berattelse. --vol. 21, Pal Varning : en skargardsynglings aventyr. --vol. 22, Kamrer Lassman. -- vol. 23-24, Fideikommisset. Near fine copies in original cloth. Gilt-blocked labels and tooling to spines. Gilt titles and gilt-stamped motif to the front panel of each volume, with gilt single-line borders. Some light surface staining to boards of vols. 1, 6 and 7. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Previous owner's signature to front free endpapers. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 10 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HAPPY WARRIOR: ALFRED E. SMITH

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1928.. vi,40pp. Original publisher's cloth, printed paper label; dust jacket. Dust jacket price clipped on upper and lower corners. Corners rubbed; minor wear to jacket. Bookseller's label on lower inner corner of front pastedown. Author's presentation inscription on front flyleaf. Internally clean. Very good plus. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase, gilt. Roosevelt's speech supporting Alfred E. Smith for the Democratic presidential nomination. Smith was out-going governor of New York, an office in which Roosevelt succeeded him. This copy is signed boldly on the flyleaf by Roosevelt, with a presentation inscription to a collector: "For Mr. H.D. Trevillian / from Franklin D. Roosevelt / Albany March 4th 1932."

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        The People's Album of London Statues

      London: Duckworth,, 1928. Described by Osbert Sitwell. Drawn by Nina Hamnett. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrations throughout. Binding rubbed, dulled, and spotted, corners bumped. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 116 numbered copies signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. Nina Hamnett's copy,inscribed by her on the front free endpaper, "Nina Hamnett, November 1928".

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        La Fayette.

      Grasset 1928 - - Grasset, Paris _1928, 17,5x22,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 8 ex numérotés et réimposés sur Or Turner, tirage en grand papier le plus restreint. Rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jesus The Son of a Man

      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1928. His words and his deeds as told and recorded by those who knew him. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, design by Gibran gilt to front board. With the illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated frontispiece and plates, vignette designs to title page and in the text. Spine somewhat dulled, corners gently bumped, faint marks to cloth, rear hinge starting; still a very good copy in the creased and marked jacket with rubbing and small tears to edges. First edition, first printing, of Gibran's imaginative biography of Jesus, made up of poetic character sketches voiced by "those who knew him".

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        GREEN PITCHER

      Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1928 Livesay, Dorothy. GREEN PITCHER. Toronto: The Macmillan Company, 1928. First Edition of this Canadian poet's first collection of poetry written when she was nineteen. A near fine copy in the publisher's original illustrated stiff green wrappers. Small 8vo. 16 pp. $950.00. 1st Edition.

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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 (nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/feynman-lecture.html).. 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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        POPULAR SONG...DESIGNS BY EDWARD BAWDEN

      [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: "...you 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, BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD COMPANY; DOCUMENTARY HISTORY, VOLUMES ONE, TWO, AND THREE

      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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        YANAGI SATOTOMO CHO^RUIFU

      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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        TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE

      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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