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        Genève ou Moscou

      Paris: Nrf, 1928. Broché. 17x22cm. 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. - Nrf, Paris _1928, 17x22cm, broché. - broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Willy Pogany's Mother Goose

      New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1928 Limited Edition (500 copies). Signed. Considered a masterwork of children's illustration art. Interior Near Fine. Jacket with tears and chips but fresh, bright full wrap color illustration. Half blue cloth over boards: paper label to front panel and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers. Preceds blue and gold deco printing. Edges bumped. Sound binding and clean pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Bremerton]
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        Willy Pogány's Mother Goose

      NY: Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1928). Quarto. (74)pp. One of 500 copies, signed by the illustrator. With many full-page illustrations throughout by Willy Pogány, as well as half-page color illustrations, stylish black & white line drawings, and bold silhouettes, all in a classic Art Deco style. The endpapers are illustrated with alphabet rhymes printed in black and red. Bound in quarter cloth and blue paper-covered boards, with white printed labels on the front cover and spine. Faint foxing to fore-edge, else very fine. An outstanding edition of Mother Goose, rare in the limited edition. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Willy Pogany's Mother Goose

      New York. Thomas Nelson and Sons. 1928. Bound in elaborate high art deco pictorial gilt decorated cloth. Pictorial endsheets depicting stylized alphabet. t.e.g. 8vo (8.5" x 6"). First Edition. This copy signed in ink by Pogany to half title page. This copy also includes a nine page publishers publicity insert and titled "Willy Pogany and His Work". Marvelously Illustrated throughout with high art deco, colour and monochrome plates drawings vignettes and decorations by Pogany. Widely regarded as the quintessential example of high art deco illustration, Pogany's Mother Goose has delighted collectors of this genre for many years. Signed first edition copies have grown exceedingly scarce. A true delight of art deco extravagance. Some light staining to covers. Sporadic light water staining to edge of front pastedown and several pages. Mild sporadic foxing throughout. A slight hint of storage mustiness. A Very Good, tight, bright copy in a somewhat chipped Very Good, rare, original dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Domestic Architecture in Rural France by Samuel Chamberlain. Sketches in Lithograph, Drypoint, Pencil and Wash, of Small Chateaux, Farms, Town Houses, Cottages, Manoirs, Windmills, Gates, Doorwaysm Details, etc., from Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence, Normand

      Architectural Book Publishing Company - Paul Wenzel and Maurice Krakow, 1928-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Architectural Book Publishing company, 1928. Complete with: 55 plates (+1 including signed plate)+ 7 page forward + title page. *Also includes additional cathedral drypoint signed in pencil by Samuel Chamberlain (11" x 13")* Very good+. Thick loose 11" x 13" sheets in tied portfolio. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Book plate inside cover. Small scrape at head of spine. Please see our pictures of this lovely book.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Hosanna sur le sistre

      Paris: Emile-Paul frères, 1928. relié. 18,5x25cm. Edition originale, un des 15 ex numéotés sur Japon, le nôtre portant le N°1 spécialement imprimé pour l'auteur, tirage de tête après 1 vélin et 5 vieux Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, doublures de soie mordorée à encadrement de maroquin bordeaux et de six filets dorés, gardes de soie, couvertures et dos conservés, tranches dorées, reliure signée de Canape. Très bel exemplaire somptueusement établi. - Emile-Paul frères, Paris _1928, 18,5x25cm, relié. - relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Handbook on Hanging; Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution, and Containing Much Useful Information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and Electrocution; As Well As Data and Wrinkles for Hangmen

      London : Grant Richards and Philip Sainsbury At the Cayme Press, 1928. 1st Edition. Description: 128 p. ; 17 cm. Subjects: Hanging --Capital punishment Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        CONSECRATIO MEDICI AND OTHER PAPERS

      Boston:: Little, Brown, and Company,, 1928. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing with minimal cover edge wear in a Very Good+ price clipped Dust Jacket with chips Dust Jacket spine crown tip not affecting lettering and Dust Jacket top corners, mild soil. 8vo. 276 pp. Rare in original Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        LA DOUBLE MAITRESSE

      Paris Mornay 1928. 14.9x20.5 cm., 407 pp., édition avec des illustrations de George Barbier en couleurs et en n/b, relié demi-maroquin vert à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires dont 839 exemplaires sur rives numérotés de 162 à 1000.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The English Grammar Made by Ben Jonson for the Benefit of All Strangers Out of His Observation of the English Language Now Spoken and in Use. With a prefatory note by Strickland Gibson

      Printed and Published by the Lanston Monotype Corporation Ltd. London: Printed and Published by the Lanston Monotype Corporation Ltd., 1928 Full reddish-brown polished morocco, single-rule border on both covers, spine ruled in blind with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins. 6 3/4" x 4." . Large fold-out plate showing "A Specimen of the Poliphilus and Blado Types," printed in black and red on laid paper Very slight fading to spine. A fine copy. With the bookplate of Eric Gill. Laid in is printed card stating: "With the Compliments of Mr. W.I. Burch Managing Director, The Lanston Monotype Corporation?" An old pencil notation on the front pastedown states, "Specially bound copy for Eric Gill. The text is from the original edition of 1640, with variant readings from the imperfect 1692 edition.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Florence: Privately Printed, 1928. [4], 365pp, [1]. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, date in gilt to foot of spine, all panels with gilt double fillet border, covers framed with crossing single fillet, small flower tool to corners, gilt roll to edges with gilt decoration to inner dentelles repeated from the front cover, a.e.g., with a fore edge painting. Externally fine, internally very lightly browned but clean. Now housed in a watered silk lined drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with the phoenix from the original boards replicated on the front cover of the box and a new paper label to spine. Number 30 of a 1000 copies, signed by Lawrence to limitation leaf. This copy also has a fore edge painting by Martin Frost of Lady Chatterley and Mellors. Roberts A42. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Fore Edge Painting.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Farmington

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. Later printing. Hardcover. Third printing of Darrow's first novel. An excellent copy with minor wear and slight darkening of the jacket spine. With the bookplate of Betty MacDonald, to whom Darrow has inscribed the book. "Inscribed to Mrs. Betty MacDonald/ With Best Wishes From/ Clarence Darrow/ Dec 29--1930." Dated just five years after the famous Scopes monkey trial and eight years before his death in 1938. Mrs. MacDonald was a good friend of Darrow's and was at one time engaged to his law partner. An original photograph of Darrow standing on the grounds of his home (take by Mrs. MacDonald) has been affixed to the verso of the half title page. An unusual and interesting association copy and photo.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Almanack 1929 with Twelve Designs Engraved on Wood by Eric Ravilious And a Specimen of the Roman & Italic of Fournier-Le-Jeune composed on the 'Monotype'

      London: Lanston Monotype, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. near Very Good. 8vo. Pp 48 unpaginated. Quarter bound in brown buckram stamped in gilt with sides of laid paper on boards. With an illustrated title page (12 symbols for the signs of the zodiac) and 12 wood engravings - one for each month of the year. Four page Preface by Ravilious outlining his ideas behind the engravings. All the almanack notes to each month refer to important dates in the history of printing. Spotting to the endpapers and name in ink on the ffe. The laid paper on both boards is showing some staining/soiling else a very nice copy without dust-jacket (as issued?)

      [Bookseller: The Glass Key]
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        Almanack 1929. With Twelve Designs on Wood by... And a Specimen of the Roman & Italic of Fournier-Le-Jeune composed on the ‘Monotype’

      London: Lanston Monotype Corporation Ltd., [1928]. . 8vo. (46) pp. Original buckram backed plain paper boards, the year in gilt to the head of the spine. Illustrated title page and 12 wood engravings Some light spotting towards front and rear of the volume, slight wear to edges of boards, 12 pp. of the almanac with names and/or dates underlined in blue ink in an old hand, otherwise a very nice example. Including a four page Preface by Ravilious in which he sets out his ideas behind the 12 wood engravings, which while stemming from the 12 signs of the zodiac also use different symbols, and in two cases show the chalk figure of the Long Man of Wilmington which is cut into the Downs near Eastbourne.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        "Zur Quantentheorie des Atomkerns" in Zeitschrift für Physik, Vol. 51, 1928, pp. 204-212. von Laue, Max. "Notiz sur Quantentheorie des Atomkerns”" in Zeitschrift für Physik Vol. 52, 1929, pp. 726-734. Klein, O and Y. Nishina. "Über die Streuung von Strahlung durch freie Elektronen nach der neuen relativistischen Quantendynamik von Dirac" in Zeitschrift für Physik Vol. 52, 1929, pp. 853-868

      The first application of quantum mechanics to the inner workings of the atom, and as such, the first successful explanation of the behavior of radioactive elements using quantum theory. “In 1928, Gamow described the theory of the alpha decay of a nucleus via tunneling -- the first successful explanation of the behavior of radioactive elements using quantum theory. According to classical physics, it takes an enormous amount of energy to pull apart the nucleus of an atom, and particles are confined to the nucleus because of the high energy requirement to escape the very strong potential. In quantum mechanics, however, there is a finite probability that the particle can “tunnel” through the potential and escape (alpha decay), as Gamow demonstrated from first principles through a relationship between the half-life of the particle and the energy of the emission” (Physics of the Universe Website). “The powerful but short-range force that holds the nucleus together defines a potential barrier, a hill of energy that the alpha particle has to either get over or go through. The alpha is therefore like a marble in a dog dish. Classically, if the alpha does not have enough energy to roll out of the dish, it will stay there forever. From the viewpoint of wave mechanics, the reason that a marble cannot roll out of a dog bowl is just that its wave function does not have a tail that extends outside the bowl, and this is because the de Broglie wavelength of an ordinary marble is much smaller than the marble itself. Gamow showed (by means of skillful approximation) that the tail of the alpha’s wave packet extends outside the nucleus, so that there is a probability for the alpha to tunnel through the barrier. He thus defined the phenomenon of barrier penetration, which was soon found to occur in many quantum mechanical contexts. It is another example of quantum mechanics allowing something to happen that would be impossible classically (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 108). Max von Laue’s paper in the second volume (52) provides a few mathematical corrections to Gamow’s calculations. The second volume also includes the 1928 Klein-Nishina formula, one of the first results obtained from the study of quantum electrodynamics. Consideration of relativistic and quantum mechanical effects allowed development of an accurate equation for the scattering of radiation from a target electron. The Klein–Nishina formula gives the differential cross section of photons scattered from a single free electron in lowest order of quantum electrodynamics. CONDITION & DETAILS: Three papers in two complete volumes. Zeitschrift für Physik Volumes 51 and 52. 8vo. Bound in black cloth over marbled paper boards; library labels removed with very slight ghosting visible. Minor rubbing at the edges of each volume; small loss of paper to the front board of 51; one loose page in 52. Handsomely, tightly and solidly bound. Near pristine throughout the interior.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Gothic & Renaissance Bookbindings

      Exemplified and Illustrated from the Author's Collection. Plates (some in color; see below). Two vols. Large 4to, orig. cloth (lower hinge of Vol. II a little cracked), spines lettered in gilt. London: E. Benn, 1928. First edition, the deluxe issue limited to only 50 numbered sets, with an additional 50 mounted photographic plates not included in the trade issue. This set belonged to Major J.R. Abbey, one of the three or four greatest collectors of bindings of the 20th century, and contains his extensive notes throughout the volumes, consisting of dated inventory numbers of bindings described in this catalogue and purchased by him from Goldschmidt or at auction, comparable items from other dealers, contemporary auction results, cross-references to J.B. Oldham's works on early English bookbindings, etc., etc. Our set contains much unique information which details the formation of Abbey's early binding collection and bookbinding history. Tipped-in is a letter (one page, 12mo) from Oldham to Abbey, dated 23 May 1958, concerned with bookbinding matters. With Major Abbey's bookplate in each volume and accession note on the rear paste-down endpaper of Vol. I. From the library of Eric H.L. Sexton, the noted collector of incunabula. ❧ Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, pp. 27-28-"Goldschmidt (1887-1954), [was] Viennese by birth, Dutch by nationality and Londoner by choice, private scholar and collector turned bookseller. His Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings... is a work of immense learning which has had a lasting influence on binding studies. He refined and expanded Weale's and Gottlieb's principles and methods." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        TEN HUNDRED LAUGHS: A Compilation of After Dinner Stories and Amusig Anecdotes

      Houston, TX: Ray Scruggs, 1928. Soft Cover. Signed by numerous contributors. A remarkable artifact from Hollywood';s Golden Years. Signed by Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, W. C. Fields, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, and what appears to be Joe Parrish. No markings in text. Plum paper covers with darker lettering. Very small closed tears at top and bottom of front and rear covers near spine. Digital pictures of book available upon request; NOT Ex-Library. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        DISRAELI. Signed

      Montreal: Louis Carrier, 1928 Signed By Both Disraeli & Maurois. 1st Canadian Edition of Maurois' Famous Biography Of Disraeli [Rare Montreal Imprint]. 1st Edition from the US sheets. 8vo., 379pp. including index + 5 pp Ads. Purple silked cloth covered boards. A very good or better copy. Portion of the Dustwrapper flap pasted to the final blank Signed by Disraeli as Beaconsfield to Lady Northcote on his official envelope with the "Honi soit qui mal y pense" insignia engraved on the flap. mounted to the front pastedown. Plus a neat letter in purple ink signed by Maurois to an unnamed recipient dated 26 06 36 thanking the party for having sent him the most interesting article on Bernard Quesnay, the subject of the Author's 1928 semi-autobiographical work.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE TOWER

      London: Macmillan, 1928,. 1st edition, full gilt decorated pictorial olive green cloth (as issued). Binding designed by T. Sturge Moore. "Published on February 14, 1928; the edition consisted of 2000 copies." (Wade 158.) The contents of this volume include some of Yeats' most memorable poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium," "Leda and the Swan," and nineteen others. A fine copy of the true first issue, gentle wear includes small white dots to rear cover and very minimal edge wear. Photo image available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Miscellaneous Poems Of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Edited by R. Ellis Roberts

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Hardcover. Orig. quarter parchment spine and marbled boards. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Gibbings, Robert. 70 pages. 26 1/2 x 19 cm. Original signed proof of a woodcut by Robert Gibbings of the Apple Lady appearing on page 62 in the text, plus host of wood engravings by him. Limited edition, copy 14 of 375 on Batchelor hand-made paper in 11 pt. Caslon O.F, type. Bright, very fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        UNSER KENT. By W.P

      New York: Privately printed, 1928.. Small folio. Boards, with printed spine label. Lithographed frontis portrait by Rockwell Kent, signed in pencil by him in the lower margin. Spine and lower board slightly darkened, else very good or better in later slipcase. First edition. The rare first printing of this mildly ribald satirical poem about Rockwell Kent, enhanced by the lithographed portrait by Kent of the author. One of an intended edition of one hundred copies privately printed by Crosby Gaige and Frederic Warde. However, the first printing was so riddled with typographical errors that it was abandoned, and a corrected printing of eighty- five copies was subsequently undertaken and published in 1930. OCLC/Worldcat locates three copies of this printing: Johns Hopkins, UT/HRC and SUNY at Plattsburgh. Among the rarest of Kent-related items. STANLEY (GROLIER) 25. JONES 30.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Ashenden or The British Agent

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd.,, 1928. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Maugham's symbol to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a few small spots, some small chips from the head of the spine panel slightly affecting the spine titles, a short split tear to the upper panel, and a closed tear to the fold of the front flap. First edition, first impression. One of the author's key books, an accepted masterpiece of the genre, and scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ASHENDEN

      1928. hardcover. Maugham, W. Somerset. ASHENDEN: or The British Agent. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. Original blue cloth lettered in orange, with dust jacket. <p>First American Edition, published one day after Heinemann&#39;s British edition. This collection of loosely-linked espionage tales draws heavily upon Maugham&#39;s own experience as an intelligence agent in Switzerland and Russia during the Great War. For example, Ashenden&#39;s address in London is "36 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair," merely adding a "3" to Maugham&#39;s actual address at the time.</p> <p><?ms_indent>The stories were so close to the truth that he destroyed fourteen unpublished ones in one of his &#39;bonfire nights&#39; after Winston Churchill had seen the manuscripts and informed him that they violated the Official Secrets Act... [Later, after the book was published, Maugham] heard that Goebbels mentioned <u>Ashenden</u> on the radio as an example of British cynicism, and that he was on a blacklist and would be arrested and sent to Berlin to be tried as a spy. [Morgan]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This volume is in near-fine condition (some very faint mottling of the spine cloth); the dust jacket, showing a map of Europe with "A Key to Ashenden&#39;s Story," is in very good-plus condition (light soil, a few short tears, a spine crease, a couple of tiny edge chips but very little paper is actually missing -- there is NO restoration). One of Maugham&#39;s most sought-after titles, seldom found in dust jacket. Queen&#39;s Quorum 78; Toole Stott A37b.</p> MYSTERY / DETECTIVE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12188)

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        Peking - Das Gesicht Der Stadte

      Berlin, Germany: Albertus-Verlag. Hardcover. xx, [2], 200 pp. From the "Das Gesicht Der Stadte" series edited by C.O. Justh. Foreword in German. Two-hundred full-page sepia-tone reproductions of photos accompanied by brief captions in English, German, French and Spanish. Subjects include architecture, religion, common scenes and the people. Attractive gilt lettering and decoration upon deep azure cloth-covered front board. Large gilt letters upon backstrip partly rubbed. Contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Small recent bookstore label inside back board. Moderate external wear. A sound copy of this exquisite trip back to Beijing in the 1920s. . Good. 1928. First Edition.

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        BLOSSOM

      Published by A. & C. Black Ltd., 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul. Very good condition. A Fairy Story. Blue cloth, dark blue title to spine and front cover, with decoration to front cover. 8 Colour plates and 8 b/w plates, other b/w illustrations throughout text. A beautiful book. Some browning to covers, with a few marks. Couple of corners bumped, with very tiny amount of chipping and fraying to cloth on a couple. Light foxing/browning to endpapers, outer page edges and a few to contents. A few plates have grubby margin marks, with one plate having a little edge-chipping and a closed edge tear (though it doesn&#39;t affect picture). Still a lovely copy of this book.

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Hölderlin

      Paris: Stock, 1928. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale de la traduction française dont il n&#39;est pas fait mention de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l&#39;auteur à Léon Bazalgette : "à son (sic) cher et vieux Bazal. Stefan" sur la première garde. Un petit manque en pied du dos, quelques rousseurs. - Stock, Paris _1928, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1928. Full gilt decorated orange vellum. Housed in cloth and marbled slipcase.Limited edition of 1475 copies on Van Gelder paper of which this is number 726. Decorations by Botticelli. Translated from the italian by H.F. Cary.Wear to edges, a little darkening and a minor scuff but other wise a very sharp copy unfaded on the spine. Slip case with small stain on spine. English and Italian texts side by side.. 1st of This Edition. Vellum. VG. Illus. by Sandro Botticelli. Quarto.

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        MANUEL DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L&#39;AMATEUR DE LIVRES

      Paris: Dorbon-Ainé, [ca. 1928].. Eight volumes. Original printed wrappers. Some creasing, tanning and neat small mends to a few spines, some corner creases and minor chips to wrappers, a few smudges, internally about fine and partially unopened. A photo-offset reprinting of the fifth edition (1860- 1880), including two supplementary volumes compiled by P. Deschamps and G. Brunet. "...The best and last of the general rare book bibliographies...There is hardly any other bibliography in which the wide range of its author&#39;s knowledge is more favorably displayed" - Breslauer & Folter. BRESLAUER & FOLTER 118.

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        THOMAS L&#39;AGNELET. GENTILHOMME DE FORTUNE

      Paris Mornay 1928. 15x20.5 cm., 457 pp., édition illustrée en couleurs par Pierre Noel, relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d&#39;éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires dont 855 exemplaires sur rives numérotés de 146 à 1000.

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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 Open tear to spine heel. Alvin Lustig, printed by the Vail-Ballou Press and the cover price was $1.50. .

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        Peter Rabbit&#39;s Almanac for 1929

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd,, [1928]. Sextodecimo. Original buff paper boards, lettered in dark red to spine and both covers, front and back covers with oval vignettes of Peter Rabbit, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Colour frontispiece, colour vignette title, 12 colour plates. A hint of light foxing to boards, outer leaves and text-block edges, short crack at head of front joint, still a very good copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Mrs James DeWolf Perry with kind regards from &#39;Beatrix Potter&#39;, Dec 17. 28". Together with a typed letter ("Yrs sincerely Beatrice Heelis") to the same person, dated 3 July 1939, discussing the coming war: "It is a nightmare. To think of that lunatic---that homicidal monster "resting" at Berchsgarten [sic]. There is no doubt he intends to take Dantzig. Whether his cleverness and Mr Chamberlain&#39;s &#39;caution&#39; will enable the Poles to be snuffed out without a general conflagration remains to be seen." Potter continues to discuss the likelihood of war, telling her American correspondent that "you are wise not to come over at present &#133; I have laid in a hoard of dog biscuits four our two little dogs; they turn up their snub noses at biscuit, while they can get scraps of meat, or rabbit." She discusses the price of wool, the calving season, and notes a few incorrect details in the American author Elizabeth Coatsworth&#39;s "very charming book", Here I Stay (1938). With the letter is a small original photograph of Beatrix Potter in old age on a picnic rug beneath a tree, presumably at her house, Castle Cottage, Sawry, Ambleside. The recipient Marian Perry (1866&#150;1960) was a long-term friend of Beatrix Potter; she married James deWolf Perry III, 7th bishop of Rhode Island and 18th presiding bishop of Calvary Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.

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        PETER RABBIT&#39;S ALMANAC FOR 1929

      Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition. Tan boards with brown titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour frontis and half-title page + 12 colour plates - one for each month of the year. Book measures 5" x 3.75". Covers are bright, apart from some grubby marks/foxing where there has been slight loss to glassine wrapper. A little foxing, mainly to lower page margins and prelims. Original glassine wrapper is browned, with some closed tears and small areas of loss and creased. Illustrations are lovely, bright and sharp, with the book being well protected by original wrapper over the years. Extremely scarce to find a copy with original glassine wrapper.

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        Novembre. With etchings by Edgar CHAHINE. One of 25 exemplars with drawing and cuivre

      Paris: Les Editions d&#39;Art Devambez, 1928, first edition, number 15 of 25 deluxe exemplars on Japon à la forme paper (total edition 238). The complete book with text by Gustave Flaubert, illustrated with 21 original drypoint etchings, 11 of them full-page, including a portrait of Gustave Flaubert, all by Edgar Chahine. This deluxe edition comes with extras: 1) additional suite of 21 hors-texte drypoints; 2) additional suite of 21 hors-texte drypoints with remarques; 3) four additional etchings, each in 3 states, only included in the deluxe edition (the total number of etchings is 75, 65 of them hors-texte, some signed in the plate); 4) an original color-enhanced pencil drawing of a nude, signed by Chahine in pencil; 5) one original copper plate (cuivre) for one of the etchings. 121 pages in French, all loose sheets, in publsher&#39;s wrappers and handsome sollander box by Ann Repp; overall size without the box 13.75 x 11 in. (35 x 28 cm). Pale dampstain on the right corner of several plates in the suites, otherwise in very good condition. References: Monod 4684; Blaizot & Gautrot &#148;Chahine Illustrateur&#148;, pp.74-85, all etchings described and ill&#39;d; Carteret IV, p.159. Edgar Chahine was an excellent French painter and illustrator of Armenian descent.

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        OF DRAMATICK POESIE: An Essay, 1668 by John Dryden with a preface, "Dialogue on Poetic Drama" By T. S. Eliot

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1928. Limited Edition, 1 of 55 signed and numbered copies, this being number 11; quarter leather with white linen, marbled boards, gilt-lettered, xxvi, 84pp. printed on Millbourn hand-made paper, no dustwrapper issued for this signed issue [Gallup B7a]. Signed by T. S. Eliot. In fine condition, with light rubbing to corners of boards and spine ends.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Porträtt av Berndt Harder Santesson (1776-1862). [Göta kanal.]

      Skiss i svart krita med påskrift av föremålets namn i bläck. Osignerad. 13 x 13 cm. Proveniensen anges i en utförlig notering som åtföljer bilden: "Denna porträtteckning är enligt konsthistorikern, fil. dr., friherre Evald Ugglas avhandling 'Pehr Krafft d.y. och samtida svenskt porträttmåleri' (1928) utförd i svartkrita av nämnde konstnär och föreställer kommerserådet Berndt Harder Santesson (född 1776, död 1862). Bilden bärer påskriften: Santeson. Någon dato för dess tillkomst finnes icke. Porträtteckningen tillhörde vid 1900-talets början landshövding Axel Ekman (storsamlare av Krafft d.y. arbeten) och efter honom (1939) hans dotter, fru Maria Adlercreutz och hennes man, vilka gav densamma till deras gamle vän Miles von Wachenfelt, som med varm hand förärade 'Kommerserådet' till dess sentida frände Bror Oskar Santesson på dennes sextioårsdag den 5. april 1973".<p>Litteratur: Evald Uggla, Per Krafft d. y. och samtida svenskt porträttmåleri (1928), upptagen i förteckningen över teckningar som nr 373 (s. 313). Krafft utförde även ett porträtt i olja av Santesson (1821, nr 183 i Ugglas förteckning), och målade honom även bland ständernas representanter i sin ceremonitavla av Karl XIV Johans kröning (1824). Uggla tycks utgå från att denna teckning hör samman med tillkomsten av kröningstavlan, eftersom Axel Ekman i sin samling hade åtskilliga liknande teckningar av höga ämbetsmän och honoratiores. Uggla nämner ceremonitavlan i beskrivningen av teckningen, men anmärker att Santesson i gruppbilden ses vänd åt höger, i teckningen åt vänster.. Krafft målade även Santessons porträtt (SPA). Berndt Harder Santesson (1776-1862) var grosshandlare, riksdagsman och kommerseråd, grundare av Årnäs bruk i Västergötland (1802) och en av huvudpersonerna vid anläggandet av Göta kanal. Han hade som 15-åring avbrutit sina studier i Uppsala för att tillsammans med modern leda familjens handels- och industrirörelse i Göteborg, och tog 1798 ledningen över företaget. 1809 utsågs Santesson till en av stadens två representanter i borgarståndet, och efter att han vid riksdagen förespråkat sin vän Baltzar von Platens förslag till anläggning av Göta kanal utsåg regeringen honom 1810 till en av de sex kommitterade, som fick i uppdrag att organisera kanalbolaget. Under byggnadstiden var Santesson, näst von Platen, kanalbolagets mest inflytelserika person och den som bar det ekonomiska ansvaret för verksamheten. Han påverkade även ständerna och den allmänna opinionen i en kanalvänlig riktning med ett stort antal polemiska skrifter när projektet drog ut på tiden och svalde allt större resurser. Santesson ägnade större delen av sitt liv åt Göta kanal och förlorade dessutom nästan hela sin stora förmögenhet i bolaget, där han var den störste enskilde aktieägaren. Som belöning för sin patriotiska verksamhet erhöll han kommerserådstiteln, ett par ordnar samt en årlig pension av 1.000 riksdaler banko, hälften av ständerna och hälften av kanalbolaget. Santesson var även verksam på andra områden, såsom i uppbyggnaden av Motala mekaniska verkstad, förbättringen av segelfarten på Göta älv och ombyggnaden av Trollhätte slussar. "Santessons öde var att i skuggan av von Platen uträtta ett storverk när det gällde både Göta kanal och Motala verkstad" skriver Lars Strömbäck i Svenskt biografiskt lexikon

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        LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

      1928. 2. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving. Philadelphia: David McKay, no date [1928]. 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), brown cloth, pictorial paste-on, top edge gilt, Fine condition IN DUST WRAPPER (dw VG+ slightly frayed, closed tear). 1st American edition. Illustrated by Rackham with cover plate (this illustration doesn't appear in the book), pictorial endpapers plus 8 beautiful color plates (plus color illustration on the dust wrapper same as bookcover). A companion to Wyeth's Rip Van Winkle and a beautiful copy not often found with the dust wrapper.

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        MILLIONS OF CATS

      1928. 1. GAG,WANDA. MILLIONS OF CATS. NY:Coward McCann 1928 (1928). Oblong small 4to, (9 7/8" wide x 6 3/4), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S SLIP CASE with pictorial label (edges neatly reinforced). LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY GAG AND CONTAINING AN ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING ALSO SIGNED BY GAG! A high spot of children's literature and one of the best books for children of all time, this is beautifully illustrated and has hand-lettered text. See Bader p.34 who describes this classic as "form and character fused ... [where] words and pictures reinforce one another."Rare in the limited edition especially with the wood engraving and the case.

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        Orlando. A Biography.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1928.. First English edition, 8vo, 299, (1) pp. 8 plates, contemporary signature to fly leaf. Cloth, spine ends slightly faded, d.w. with loss to the spine ends, top corner of the upper wrapper and lower edge of the lower wrapper, marking from remnants of old repairs. Dedicated to and based upon the family of Vita Sackville-West. Three of the plates are photographs of her; another is of Angelica Bell at the age of 9. Kirkpatrick A11b. Preceded by a signed limited American edition.

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        WILLY POGANY'S MOTHER GOOSE

      1928. 2. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. WILLY POGANY'S MOTHER GOOSE. NY:Nelson (1928). 4to, blue cloth, elaborate gilt pictorial cover and spine, teg, slight cover soil, blank margin of last 2 leaves rubbed where pages were stuck together else VG+. 1st ed. of one of the most imaginitive and colorful versions of Mother Goose. Illustrated with many full page color illustrations and with black and whites or color illustrations on each page of text. The text pages are artfully arranged around and through the pictures. SOLD WITH A SALESMAN'S SAMPLE OF THE BOOK. The dummy Consists of the pcitorial binding and first 16 pages of text and color illustrations (including tp) with remaining pages blank (rear pages staied on bottom edge). This is as wonderful as it is unique.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition, first printing.

      A very good copy, with the rare dust jacket, of Von Neumann and Morgenstern's groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. "Quantitative mathematical models for games as poker or bridge at one time appeared impossible, since games like these involve free choices by the players at each move, and each move reacts to moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of 'strategy' in a paper on games of chance [Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele, Math. Ann. 100, 1928]. This contained the proof of his 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.' The 'minimax' principle, a key component of the game-playing computer programs developed in the 1950s and 1960s by Samuel, Newell, Simon, and others, was more fully articulated and explored in 'The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior', co-authored by von Neumann and the Austrian economist Oskar Morgenstern. Game theory, which draws upon mathematical logic, set theory and functional analysis, attempts to describe in mathematical terms the decision-making strategies used in games and other competitive situations. ... Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics. Had he not suffered an early death from cancer in 1957, he most probably would have received the Noble Prize in economics. Several mathematical economists influenced by von Neumann's ideas [as Nash, Harsanyi and Selten] later received the Nobel Prize in Economics". (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473).<br/><br/> OOC 953 [lacking jacket]; Norman 2167.. 8vo: 234 x 155 mm. Original cloth. Rubberstamp to front paste-down and free end-paper of previous owner dated 1947. Dust jacket with some tears and small pieces lost from upper and lower part of spine. xviii 625 [19] pp. Errata sheet loosely inserted, as issued. Clean and fresh throughout. A fine copy

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        La matinEe libertine, ou, les moments bien employEs

      Paris: EUREDIF 1928 Paris: [EUREDIF], 1928. First edition with these illustrations, no. 168 of 175 copies on "VElin à la form", from a total edition of 196 copies. Square 8vo. Profusely illustrated with hand-colored dry point etchings and hand-colored vignette shoulder illustrations in the text, by Jean Gilles Legendre. 118 pp. Full red morocco, by WOOD, raised bands, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Small spot on upper cover, else fine. With an erotic morocco ex-libris on front pastedown. With the erotic green morocco large bookplate of Vyvyan Holland, son of Oscar Wilde. Slipcase. Barbier VI 83; Gay III, 79 . Lovely copy of this erotic classic, also attributed to MErard Saint Juste, which first appeared in 1787. Exquisitely colored and beautifully bound

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        Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele.Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. First edition.

      Very rare offprint issue of the foundational work on mathematical game theory. "John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of 'strategy' in a paper on games of chance (Mathematische Annalen 100 [1928]: 295-320). This contained the proof of his 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff'." (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473, under the 1944 monograph co-authored with Morgenstern).<br/><br/> "Our considerations will lead to the application of the mathematical theory of 'games of strategy' developed by one of us in several successive stages in 1928 and 1940-1951. * The first phases of this work were published: J. von Neumann, 'Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele,' ... The subsequent completion of the theory, as well as the more detailed elaboration of the considerations of loc. cit. above, are published here for the first time." (Von Neumann & Morgenstern: The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 1944, p.1). Von Nuemann's 1928 paper "contained a long and difficult existence proof for the equilibrium of the two-person, discrete game. ... Twenty-five years later, George B. Dantzig showed how linear programming provides a constructive proof for finding the solution to any two-person matrix game." (Gass & Assad: Annotated Timeline of Operations Research, p.36).<br/><br/> Provenance: with the signature of the Austrian-American mathematician and historian of science Otto Neugebauer (1899-1990) to the front wrapper - "the most original and productive scholar of the history of the exact sciences, perhaps of the history of science, of our age." (National Academy of Sciences).. Offrpint from Mathematische Annalen, vol. 100, 8vo (233 x 156 mm), original printer wrappers, pp [295] 296-320, fine and clean - an excellent copy. Very rare: we know of just one other copy (Sotheby's 2000 and 2003)

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