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        Dirischabl iz volnistoj ctali. (Sklad vsjekh izdanij u avtora) (Russian). (Corrugated-Steel Dirigible [i.e. airship of wavy steel]. (Entire edition published by the author). + Atlas Dirischabja iz volnistoj ctali. (Sklad vsjekh izdanij u avtora) (Russian). (Atlas for the Corrugated-Steel Dirigible [i.e. airship of wavy steel]. (Entire edition published by the author).

      Kaluga, 1928 + 1930. Both 8vo. (26 x 17,5 cm. + 25 x 17,5 cm). Both in the orig. printed wrappers. Minor soiling to front-wrappers, but both works are well preserved. The first wok contains 4 pp. and the Atlas 15 pp. almost entirely with illustrations. 17 pp. (= pp. 1-17) + 24 pp (= pp. 1-24).. Two very rare and important, richly illustrated first editions (in Russian), constituting of one of the works of T. that gives the absolute best idea of, how he imagined his groundbreaking metal-dirigible. Few of his works are as richly illustrated as these two. "The works of Tsiolkovskiy that date from the Soviet period repeat the principle assumption of his theory of the metal aerostat, provide counsel on the practical organization of experimental work, survey critically the existing types of dirigibles, and point out the errors in the research into metal-envelope dirigibles in the USSR and abroad." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 23).Being the father of the all-metal dirigible aerostat with changeable volume and gas heating, his technical foresight was greatly in advance of the level of industrial development at the time. He came up with a number of entirely new ideas concerning dirigible design. He set out to develop a dirigible that would be safe as well as fast, up until then the dirigibles in use were neither. He wanted to ensure a longer flight-time, and was certain this could not be attained with the fabric envelopes in use at the time, -they leaked gas, lost height and couldn't stay aloft for long at a time. Besides that they were insecure due to fire-hazard and not sufficiently strong. As the very first, T. developed the idea of an all-metal envelope that was capable of altering size, - the "breathing" metal envelope. "Tsiolkovskiy's ideas found no support either in Russia or abroad. His ideas were dozens of years ahead of the science and technology of his time. The subsequent development of the technology of dirigible construction shows that Tsiolkovskiy's ideas were adopted by many authors who, however, treated them as recent discoveries, without mentioning the name of Konstantin Eduardovich." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 11-12). "Forty years of experimenting were needed to produce concepts that had already been expressed by K.E. Tsiolkovkiy, while aeronautics was still in the cradle." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 17). With the invention of the all-metal dirigible T. has proved to be ahead of both contemporary scientists and inventors as well as of his time. "His work is now a shining beacon in science, attracting the attention of the scientists and designers called upon to provide mankind with a reliable transport dirigible." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 26).The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own hand. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, Moscow, 1956, p. 69). T. saw it as necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution T. became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and became able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. Now his contemporaries finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, he was, and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country

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        ORIGINAL ART: CAMEL ON PYRAMID FROM RAGGEDY ANIMAL BOOK

      1928. CADY,HARRISON. ORIGINAL ART: CAMEL ON PYRAMID FROM RAGGEDY ANIMAL BOOK. Offered here is a large original finished pen and ink drawing signed by Cady used in the Raggedy Animal Book published by Rand McNally in 1928. The image is much larger than it appears in the book, done on artist board mounted in acid free matte. There is much charm and detail and this is one of Cady's most popular books. THe image shows Raggedy Camel sliding down the side of a pyramid with natives. It appear as a full page illustration on p. [59] of the book, (colored in printing). Image measures 10 1/4" high x 7 3/4" wide on board 14 x 11 1/4"

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        Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]

      Ernst Rowohlt Verlag Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt Verlag. (1928). First. First German edition of The Sun Also Rises. Translated by Annemarie Horschitz. Fine in fine pictorial dustwrapper. The title was changed (and the text censored) for the British edition, and the German publisher retained the English title. Hemingway's first book translated into German. A beautiful copy. Rare in jacket. .

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        GIANT HORSE OF OZ

      1928. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK). GIANT HORSE OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thomson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1928). 8vo, rust cloth, pict. paste-on, cover plate very sl. rubbed else fine. 1st ed., 1st issue, (H/G xxii). This copy has the "r" in "morning" p. 116 line 1 in perfect type which H/G says may indicate the earliest copies. Illustrated with 12 color plates by J. R.NEILL. Nice copy.

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        Canarsie: Vol. 17 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1928. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 101 detailed maps of eastern Brooklyn and Jamaica Bay along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Large tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes Paerdegat and Fresh Creek Basins before artificial widening, Shore Parkway and the Long Island Railroad, and multiple pools, islets and marshes in Jamaica Bay. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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        THE BELL No. 2.

      Line engraving. Signed in pencil. 1928. One of an edition of 75. Image size 155 x 114 mm. Campbell Dodgson 73. A fine impression. Unmounted. Price is subject to VAT at the current rate.

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        Le Retour du Tchad

      NRF Librairie Gallimard Paris: NRF, Librairie Gallimard. [1928]. First edition, inscribed by Gide on the half-title to fellow author, Julien Green: "a Julien Green en temoignage de tres attentive affection, Andre Gide." This is a splendid association copy. Green, a novelist of American parentage who was born in Paris, was a member of the French Academy -- as was Gide. Green converted to Roman Catholicism in 1916 and was often described as a "Catholic novelist" -- a term he rejected. Still, his novels depict the anguish and despair that result from the conflict between man's spiritual and carnal desires. Gide's novels were banned by the Catholic Church. This title, LE RETOUR DU TCHAD, along with VOYAGE AU CONGO was severely critical of French colonization in Africa. 8vo; hansomely bound by H. Alix in 3/4 crushed chestnut brown morocco and marbled paper boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers and backstrip bound in, text browned, else fine.

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        Colette Baudoche. Histoire d'une jeune Fille de Metz. Eaux-Fortes de P.-A. Bouroux. Paris, Chez L'Artiste, 1928.

      4to. Fine longgrained hmorocco, 4 raised bands, ornamental gilt compartments, uncut, top-edge gilt, broad back and large corners. Orig. wrappers withbound. (Flammarion). No 118 of 175 "sur velin de Rives", a total of 240 copies. With 48 fine engravings, both as plates and in the text by Bouroux

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        West-Running Brook.

      NY Henry Holt (1928) Small quarto. viii, 58 pp. Second (i.e., limited) edition. One of 1000 copies signed by the author. Illustrated with four full-page woodcuts, each of which is signed in pencil by Lankes. These have been inserted and are not included in the pagination. This is the only Frost title to have been published in a limited edition by D.B. Updike's Merrymount Press. Very light wear to corners, else a fine copy in cloth-backed boards, decorated with color images of maple leaves. Housed in publisher's slipcase, which shows general wear. T.e.g.

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen, 1928.. Illustrated by E H Shepard. First Edition. Very Good +./Very Good +. 12mo Salmon pink cloth with gilt decoration, TEG,illustrated endpapers, bw illus, 178pp. No inscriptions, binding tight, contents clean apart from a line down the front endpaper along the edge where the dw flap touches the book. Similar mark at back but less obvious. The covers have one or two small water splash stains otherwise show very little wear. Dw (nicked at head and tail of spine, light soiling from being on a shelf).

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

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

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        THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      Original pink cloth gilt. t.e.g. Dust-wrapper. First edition. Light browning on rear endpaper from jacket offsetting. Small tear in jacket and minor wear at head of spine; else a fine copy with no inscriptions.

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        Typed Letter, signed, as Secretary of Commerce, to Walter Russell, sculptor and painter, and President of the Society of Arts and Sciences, declining an invitation to a dinner in honor of THOMAS EDISON

      Washington D.C. april 3 1928 Washington, D.C., april 3, 1928. One page, on official stationery. Fine. In blue morocco-backed clam shell box . Hoover writes"It is impossible to measure the services to the world which this man has rendered and no citizen can hesitate at any opportunity to exhibit the gratefulness which animates us all."However I personally cannot be on hand as my official duties are assuming such proportions that it makes it practically impossible for me to absent myself from Washington."

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        My Hunting Sketch Book. Volume I [and II]. Written and Illustrated by...

      London 1928, 1930.. Two volumes, first volume first reprint, second volume first edition, 4to, (xiv, 30; xvi, 42) pp, with 15 and 12 coloured plates respectively plus 14 black and white illustrations in the second volume. Cloth, d.w.'s, some light marks, loss to spine ends otherwise very good.

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        [Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. With an Introduction [in each volume] by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson [and] Charles E. Brock.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1928-29.. Five volumes, 8vo. Black and white illustrations, marbled endpapers. Original publisher's blue crushed morocco, a.e.g., spines sunned, slight loss to the top of the spine of "Emma", otherwise a very good set. "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" are bound in the same volume as usual. Brock illustrated "Pride and Prejudice", Thomson the remainder.

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