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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress

      London: Faber and Gwyer Limited, Faber and Faber. 1928, 1930, 1936., 1928. All Signed Limited Editions, finely printed on hand-made paper. 3 volumes. Tall 8vo. The complete trilogy. Publisher's uniform blue buckram with gilt titles to spine, t.e.g. Some of the usual sunning, most notably to the first two volumes, some offset browning to endpapers else a very good set, attractively housed in a protective leather-spined clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision in Italian and English

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1928. The Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the University of Florence with the English version of H. F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Folio. Original orange vellum, titles to spine, ruling and roundels to boards and top edge gilt. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. 34 double and 8 single-page plates after Botticelli. A superb copy with only minor loss of colour at the extremities. A fine example of the Nonesuch edition of Dante, one of a limited edition of 1475 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN

      London: Faber and Gwyer Ltd. , 1928. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. 6 x 9 in. 395 pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. A limited, signed edition on hand-made paper of 260, of which this is number 202. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+ ; just the merest hint of shelf wear, covers extraordinarily clean and unblemished. Spine is sunned. Binding is tight and hinges have no play whatsover. The text is bright, clean and unmarked, with just a hint of foxing to the endpapers. Included is a 4 1/2 x 7 inch loose page of hand-laid paper with ink sketches of WWI officers, which was in this book when we bought it. I can't prove that they are by Sassoon, but they bear a striking similarity to a few others I researched online, notably sketches on letters from the front, circa 1917. See photograph provided and decide for yourself. A lovely copy of this rare and cherished book, with a likely terrific bonus in the sketch. Sport/Memoir. RGR.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        La Divina Commedia

      London,: Nonesuch Press, 1928.. Folio, with 42 plates (many double-page), spine moderately sunned, binding a little thumbed; very good overall in original gilt decorated orange Japon vellum boards. A magnificent edition of the Divine Comedy illustrated with 42 beautifully printed plates from the original sketches by Sandro Botticelli. This is undoubtedly one of the finest books produced by the Nonesuch Press in their long and fruitful history.Botticelli's drawings are delicate and understated, and this is the first occasion they have been married with Dante's text in the form of a printed book. The plates are remarkably for their subtlety and faith to the original artworks, and are were specially produced by French artisan printmaker Daniel Jacomet, who is now renowned for his pochoir stencil work for Picasso and other eminent artists of the era.The Divine Comedy is printed in the original vernacular Italian alongside the cherished English language translation of Henry Francis Cary. In sympathy with Botticelli's fifteenth-century illustration, the type has been set in blado italic reminiscent of incunabula of the era.Edition limited to 1475 numbered copies.Dreyfus, A History of the Nonesuch Press, 50.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Signed copy

      London Faber & Gwyer Ltd 1928. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and faded, Split to spine. Eps slightly foxed with corner tear to rear ep First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 395pp. Second state: 'A' on fep. Signed and dedicated by author on half title.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        MEMORANDA OF MEMORABILIA encountered in the Course of a Sentimental Journey through the Correspondence of MARIE DREAUBUTIN-CHANTALMARQUISE DESEVIGNE and her Friends and recorded by Edward Heron Allen, F.R.S. Necromancer to Ye Sette of Odd Volumes some observations suggested by which formed the subject of a DISCOURSE delivered by hims as President of Ye Sette on the 24th April 1928

      Oxford: Printed by the University Press and to be had of no Bokesellers, 1928. Parchment wraps, gilt emblem the Sette of Odd Volumes with their motto ' There is Divinity in Numbers' on front cover. The book fits neatly into a new protective black cloth box.. Contents in near fine condition. The vellum paper wraps are brittle dry and have browned, consequently the paper has split on the hinges and top edge, some paper loss at top and base of spine. Limited edition (no.33), ' The issue is limited to the number of `Guests present at the Banquet'. Small Quarto (115 x 147mm), pp. 148, frontispiece portrait of Madame Sevigny and two other full page illustrations. Edward Heron Allen, was a polymath and long time member of the Sette of Odd Volumes (to whom he was known as 'Necromancer'). A good friend of Oscar Wilde, he became mentor to Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, ('Idler') who was also a member of the Sette. The book was presented to members who attended the 50th anniversary dinner of the Sette. 'The issue is limited to the number of Guests present at the Banquet' (p.7)

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        Death in Venice

      London: Martin Secker,, 1928. Translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. Minor bumps to corners, cloth very slightly rubbed and faded at the ends of the spine. An excellent copy in the rubbed and somewhat spotted jacket. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Germany in 1912.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DEATH IN VENICE

      London: Martin Secker, 1928. First UK edition. Near Fine/Very Good. A sharp, Near Fine copy of the book with the top edge a bit dusty, foxing to the preliminaries and outer edge of the page block, otherwise a fresh, clean copy. The Very Good dust jacket suffers from an amateur form of price clipping, where the price is scuffed off the spine with a few short tears through the jacket. The cloth on the spine is a bit sunned under the rubbing, indicating that this damage occurred many years ago. Besides minor wear to the extremities, the jacket is very nice. & & Arguably Mann's most important work. The story of an elderly gentleman's obsession over a young "Adonis" and his efforts to attract the boy amidst a cholera outbreak at a summer resort in Venice. A complex, philosophical work drawing on ancient and modern traditions, adding empathy for the gentleman through its clear lens into man's passions and desires. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Films of the Year: 1927-1928 (First Edition)

      London: The Studio 1928, Ltd. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket.From an era when most film books tended to be focused on the wrong actors, the wrong films, and the wrong directors, this title may stand above all others in terms of pure predictive genius, as well as quality of presentation. Looking only at the films of 1927-1928 and beginning with an essay completely devoid of pretension, Herring's book focuses on cinema as an art form rather than an entertainment, with a strict focus on the directors he considers to be the leaders in the field, including Charlie Chaplin, Man Ray, G.W. Pabst, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Borzage, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Erich Pommer, Raoul Walsh, Rex Ingram, Fritz Werdhausen, Herik Galison, Constantin Eggert, Edwin Carewe, Herbert Brenon, Victor Seastrom, Ludwig Berger, Karl Koch, Fred Niblo,Gustav Pauli, Franz Koch, and Francis Bruguiere. The introductory essay is followed by 32 full-page duotone plates featuring stunning still images from the films of the directors noted. Laid in are two advertisements for other books by the publisher, and a vintage label from a French bookseller is present at the bottom right corner of the front pastedown. A cornerstone volume for any library on world cinema.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        20 HRS. 40 MIN. 0UR FLIGHT IN THE FRIENDSHIP. THE AMERICAN GIRL, FIRST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC BY AIR, TELLS HER STORY

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Bookplate of George H. Kirkman on the verso of the front free endpaper. Neatly repaired paper splits to front hinge. Tight and clean. Close to Fine copy of a scarce and desirable book housed in a custom silk clamshell box with a gilt-lettered morocco label. Large octavo in original maroon cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Copy #12 of only 150 SIGNED "Amelia M. Earhart" by the famous aviator as well as by the publisher and containing, as issued by the publisher in a cellophane envelope mounted on the front pastedown, a miniature silk American flag carried by Earhart in her flight on the "Friendship" from Boston to Wales. Although Earhart was not the pilot of this flight, with it she made history by becoming the FIRST WOMAN TO TRAVEL BY AIR ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. Not only is this volume signed by this famous figure, but it contains an actual artifact from that historic flight. Earhart was lost at sea in her attempt, shortly before her fortieth birthday in 1937, to become the first woman to fly around the world. After her disappearance the most extensive air and sea search in naval history to date took place. After spending $4 million and scouring 250,000 square miles of ocean over a two-week period, the United States government reluctantly called off the operation.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Novels and Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe. The works include: Robinson Crusoe, Capt. Singleton, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, etc

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon; and published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1928., 1928. Large Paper Edition, Limited to 530 copies of which this is No. 251. Complete in 14 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent half light brown morocco with two, green and maroon, title labels and gilt to spines, beige cloth boards, top edges gilt. Folding map frontis to vol.I, frontispiece to other volumes with black and white illustrations. An elegant set; shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Novels & Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe 14 Volumes Large Paper Edition

      Large Paper Edition by Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press for Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1928. All fourteen volumes of this complete set are in near fine condition in 1/4 beige buckram and light brown paper covered boards with gilt stamped leather spine labels. All are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with rough cut pages to the text blocks many of which are un-opened. The only condition issue is there has been a reaction that occurred between the glue used to paste the leather labels to the cloth spines causing a narrow, brown stain around each label. Also, the gilt text on the leather label for volume V is partially obscured due to rubbing and abrasion. One of only 530 copies printed by the Shakespeare Head Press of which 500 were for sale. This set carries the number 449 within each volume. Many of the volumes contain a fold-out frontispiece map which relates to the title of each volume. The set includes: Moll Flanders in two volumes; Colonel Jack and John Gow in two volumes; The Life Adventures and Pyracies of the famous Captain Singleton; Memoirs of a Cavalier in one volume; Robinson Crusoe in three volumes; A Journal of the Plague Year in one volume; The Fortunate Mistress in two volumes; and, Shortest Way with the Dissenters and English Commerce each in their own volumes. A very handsome, clean, tight and highly collectible set with no prior owner's markings, notations or book plates.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        DRUMS

      1928. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. DRUMS by James Boyd. NY: Scribner (1925,1928) 4to, orange cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine. LIMITED TO 525 NUMBERED COPIES OF WHICH 500 ARE FOR SALE. SIGNED BY WYETH AND BOYD. Illustrated with cover plate, pictorial endpapers ep's and titlepage, 14 color plates plus 47 pen & inks. Also included are letters in facsimile from Wyeth to Boyd written when Wyeth was gathering information for his illustrations (not included in the trade edition.) Drum's is one of the most difficult to find of Wyeth's limited editions and this is a bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Drums by James Boyd

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Wyeth edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's orange cloth, front cover full-color pictorial label. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Wyeth, N.C.. 409 pages. 24 x 18.5 m. Fourteen full-page color plates, forty-seven pen drawings. Limited edition, copy 380 of 500 [of 535 total], signed by N.C. Wyeth and James Boyd. Seven pages of letters in facsimile between Wyeth and Bond. Brilliant copy, gilt lettered spine, color pictorial endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Drums [First N. C. Wyeth in First State Dust Wrapper]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First edition. Original First State Dust Wrapper (without "Smoky" on rear), price $2.50 unclipped. First issue of book without ad for Smoky in rear. Fine copy of book and wrapper in its earliest state, with only a few minor foxing to a small area of a few pages. Color pictorial title-page, endpapers and 14 full-page color plates by N.C. Wyeth. "The Copy," seldom seen in this condition with all the necessary points of priority.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        LE CALVAIRE

      Paris Mornay 1928. 15x20.4 cm., 365 pp., édition avec des illustrations en bois de Hermann Paul en couleurs, relié demi-maroquin havane 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 867 exemplaires sur Rives numérotés de 133 à 1000.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The Set-up (First Edition, review copy)

      New York: Covici Friede, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with a letter from the American Anthropological Society laid in, announcing the book's release, with comparisons to the author's previous book, "The Wild Party," and a mention that the Society has obtained 50 of the 275 copies of the Deluxe Edition, available for order. Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket is exceptional, with only a bit of silverfish damage along the spine panel to note, and very slight, even fading to same. An epic poem about an aging African-American boxer, extremely popular on its release, resulting in a number of later printings. The trade first edition was issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition, both of which have become extremely scarce over time. Basis for the seminal 1949 film noir directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Wise and Audrey Totter. While the poem's ominous mood was maintained in the film, its racial issues were replaced with a complex psychological study more consistent with the noir style.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Eugène Delacroix: vingt aquarelles et onze dessins reproduisant en fac-simile l'Album du Maroc de la Collection J.V

      Paris: Maurice le Garrec. Good; 19 x 15 oblong folio. Loose pages in broken hardbound portfolio. 30 . color plates mounted on stiff numbered sheets. Plate 10 is missing. Most . pages have a minor tear not affecting plates. May have been in an . institutional collection as plates are marked on the reverse in ink . "R1947.28.". 1928. The title is translated as "Eugene Delacroix: Twenty watercolors and eleven drawings reproduced in facsimile from The Album of Morocco in the Collection of J.V. ..." Published by Parisian art dealer Maurice le Garrec. One of 300 copies. Scarce.; 15 .

      [Bookseller: RugBooks.com]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        California- The Series

      Los Angeles. Powell Publishing Co. 1928. Lavishly bound in full brown grain morocco. Gilt tooled borders and pictorial vignettes to front and rear covers. Gilt tooled spine compartments with tooled vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Gilt tooled inner dentelles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. Small 4to (7" x 10.5"). The Edition De Luxe, limited to 387 numbered copies of which this is number 261. Illustrated throughout with brilliant woodcut engravings. This set is comprised of: & Volume 1- Pathfinders by Robert Glass Cleland. This volume signed in ink by two survivors of the original Donner Party.& Volume 2- Spanish Arcadia by Nelly Van de Grift Sanchez. This volume signed in ink by Juan J. de la Guera, prominent member of one of the oldest Spanish families in California.& Volume 3- The Great Trek by Owen Cochran Coy. This volume signed in ink by six Covered Wagon Babies (individuals who made the great trek to California by covered wagon).& Volume 4- Gold Days by Owen Cochran Coy. This volume signed in ink by five original "49ers". Further signed in ink by eight " Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail 1848-1860.& Volume 5- Songs and Stories Selected and Annotated by Edwin Markham. This volume signed in ink by William R. Gillis, best friend and companion of Mark Twain during his days at Angels Camp and known as the Sage of Jackass Hill. Further signed in ink by four "Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail.& Volume 6- Oxcart to Airplane by Rockwell D. Hunt. This volume signed in ink by stagecoach driver Sam Jobe; locomotive engineer Charles C. Trott; Pony Expess rider William Campbell (who carried to California, Lincolns first message to Congress- and associate of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock); and I.N. Hibberd- Clipper Ship Captain holding the roundtrip record for sailings from San Francisco to Liverpool.& Volume 7- March of Industry by Robert Glass Cleland. This copy signed ink ink by renowned water engineer George Chaffey who was responsible for bringing the water of the Colorado River to the Imperial Valley, thus transforming a barron desert into the most agriculturally productive region in America. further signed by seven Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail.& Volume 8- Land of Homes by Frank J. Taylor. This volume signed in ink by eight "Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail.& Volume 9- Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant. This volume signed in ink by twelve "Covered Wagon Babies" born on the Overland Trail, including Sierra Nevada Smith.& & & Some spine labels mildly sunned, else a Very Fine, immaculate set. Very rare in this pristine condition.Featured Sets.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); green vertical-ribbed cloth, with pictorial device on front panel, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, and pictorial endpapers; dustjacket; 293pp. + 1 page ad; illus. Top edge slightly dusty, spine ends gently nudged, decorative bookplate of designer Harry Bordeaux Dorr on the front pastedown, with his name and address discreetly embossed on the front endpaper; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, subtly toned at the panels and slightly darker at the spine; shallow chipping to lower right corner tip, with a small tear along the lower edge of the front panel and three tape mends on the verso; an attractive, Very Good+ example, housed in a custom cloth slipcase. & & One of the most beloved children's books in any language, and basis for the classic 1942 Disney animated film. Translated by Whittaker Chambers, who at this time was a leftist with close ties to the American Communist Party; Chambers later would achieve public prominence for exposing fellow Communists in the U.S. State Department, including Alger Hiss.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Bambi A Life In The Woods Foreword by John Galsworthy, Translated by Whittaker Chambers

      New York: Simon & Schuster. NF/NF. July 1928. 1st American Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. This is the 1st edition/1st printing of the trade edition, stating on the copyright page 'First Printing in America, July, 1928' and having the same 1928 date on title and copyright pages. Printed in English for the first time in both the U.S. and U.K. in 1928. Translated by Whittaker Chambers and with illustrations by Kurt Wiese. The book is bound in green cloth with gilt spine printing and a gilt deer on the front panel. The illustrations are B&W, except for the pastedown/end page illustrations which are in greens and browns. The book is straight, clean, tight and has no handwriting or soiling; there is just a very slight amount of shelf-bumping to the cloth of the spine ends, else fine. The well preserved near fine dustjacket is crisp, clean and bright, with the price and 4 flap corners having been clipped, very slight darkening to the spine, 1 tiny edge chip and a few tiny edge nicks to upper spine and flap fold ends. The dustjacket is probably from a later printing, perhaps acknowledging sales in the original German and by the advance subscriptions from the Book of the Month Club, as it has a '75th-85th Thousand' statement at the bottom front panel. Rare to find any dustjacket with this book, particularly one in this condition. Rather a complicated printing history, as stated by the Simon & Schuster pamphlet laid in (so most likely a review copy) issued by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster, stating that 'Bambi was first published in Berlin by S. Fischer in 1921. It sold less than 2,000 copies. In 1926 it was published again in Vienna by Paul Zsolnay. In two years it has sold over 20,000 copies in the new German edition.' The pamphlet also speaks of the then 2-year-old Book of the Month Club having subscribed before publication of the trade edition for 50,000 copies of Bambi for July (same month it was published in trade edition by Simon & Schuster). There is also an 'Inner Sanctum at Simon & Schuster' statement on the page following the last text page, stating that Simon & Schuster were so enthusiastic about Bambi that 'they'd ordered a first edition trade printing of 75,000 copies' (quite large for that time). Made into a Disney movie, beloved by all, in 1942. ; B&W Illustrations; 8-1/16" x 5-5/8"; 293 pages .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        Bambi. A Life in the Woods

      Simon & Schuster, New York, 1928., 1928. FIRST US EDITION.8vo., pp. 293 + 1 advert. With illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Foreword by John Galsworthy. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dustjacket. A very goiod copy of the book with no inscriptions or spotting, in a chipped and worn jacket. Remains a presentable example.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        BAMBI: A Life in the Woods

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1928. First edition. Very Good +. First English translation, issued by the Inner Sanctum of Simon and Schuster in an edition of 1000 copies and preceding the first trade edition. This copy Very Good+ with spine sunned, gilt dulled and minor wear at ends, but otherwise a clean, tight book. No jacket, as issued. As a comparison of relative scarcity, 75,000 copies of the first trade edition were published. First translated by Whittaker Chambers and famously adapted into the 1942 Disney animated film. Additional images available upon request. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The White Crow

      The Dial Press, New York 1928 - First edition. Octavo. Purple cloth cover, title in yellow on spine. Very good with spine darkened, two quarter-sized water stains on rear board, lacking the dustwrapper, otherwise; nice and solid with pages bright. Philip MacDonald also authored "The Rasp". He twice received an Edgar Award for Best Short Story: in 1953, for "Something to Hide," and in 1956, for "Dream No More." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Song for Simeon

      Faber and Gwyer, Ltd., 1928. First Printing. Limited to 500 copies; glassine dustjacket, vanilla boards with gilt lettering on the front cover, six leaves, 2 blank leaves, including 1 colored illustration (shown below); Number 16 of the Ariel poems. Original cased-boards, with glassine wrapper. Signed and numbered by T.S. Eliot. In fine condition, in near fine glassine wrapper, with mild shelf wear.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by E. McKnight Kauffer.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THORNTON WILDER on front free endpaper: "For Ida Freedman / Thornton Wilder" The Bridge of San Luis Rey "proved to be one of the great surprises in the history of American publishing. Its sponsors recognized its original beauty and the high quality of its style. So it was issued as one of those things 'which add dignity to a publisher's list.' It became the Pulitzer Prize novel for 1928, and was for two or three years a best-seller" (Vernon Loggins, I Hear America). In telling the story of a fatal bridge collapse set in eighteenth-century Peru, Wilder "sets forth themes that recur in [his] fiction: love, brotherhood, tolerance, and faith. Its last statement applies to many of Wilder's works: 'There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.' Wilder was unprepared for the acclaim that followed the publication of The Bridge of San Luis Rey. In the New Republic (28 Dec. 1927), Malcolm Cowley called the book 'perfect in itself. . . . The texture is completely unified; nothing falls short of its mark; nothing exceeds it; and the book as a whole is like some faultless temple erected to a minor deity'" (American National Biography). New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Text block with a few splits (as often) but holding; cloth clean. Rare dust jacket with a few small chips to head of spine and light spine toning. Overall, an extraordinary copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        [Halcyon Press] Hand and Soul

      Maastricht: Halcyon Press, 1928. 16mo. 36pp. One of thirty copies on imperial Japanese paper. Printed in black in a fifteenth-century Roman type thought to be made by Peter Schoeffer, with initials in red by Jan van Krimpen. The text is a short story by Dante Gabriel Rossetti set in early Renaissance Italy, which first appeared in the first issue of the Pre-Raphaelite publication The Germ. Bound in deep blue morocco, gilt-titled to spine, with gilt dentelles inside the covers and marbled endpapers. Spine faded, else fine in a marbled paper-covered slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Malleus Maleficarum. Translated with an Introduction, Bibliography and Notes by the Rev. Montague Summers

      London: John Rodker, 1928., 1928. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Limited edition being 102 of 1275 copies, printed on specially made Dutch paper. Large octavo (300 x 190mm) pp. xlv, 278. Publisher's red parchment spine with light brown buckram boards. Titles in gilt to spine and Papal insignia in gilt to upper. Edges untrimmed with plain endpapers. Original pale cream dust jacket with titles and blurb printed in blue to upper in the shape of a vase or urn. Frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent VIII, title page printed in red and black. Text in double columns. A little bumping to the head and foot of the fragile parchment spine, but essentially a fine copy with clean pages. The uncommon dust jacket has had some professional restoration, very sympathetically undertaken using Japanese tissue and careful colouring. An excellent copy of the first title in Rodker's 'The Church and Witchcraft' series and the first translation into English of this notorious witch hunter's handbook, first published in 1487. Coumont [I4.40]; d'Arch Smith [B16]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Shacks.

      1928. 1928 - Oil painting on board. Annotated on verso: One of My First Oils. Signed. 50.8 x 40.64 cm.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Tower

      Macmillan & Co Limited, London 1928 - 110pp +2pp ads. With dust jacket Gilt decorated cover after a design by Sturge Moore. (Wade 158). VG : in very good condition. Endpapers very lightly browned. Tear to upper edge of wrapper Green and gilt decorated hardback cloth cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Tidskrift för ny generation.

      Nr (1), 2-4. Helsingfors respektive Tammerfors, 1928-29. Fyra häften i fint skick. Första och fjärde häftet med dedikationer till Åke Claesson från "Quosego", skrivna av Gunnar Björling.. Allt som utkom. Redaktör var Cid Erik Tallqvist och förläggare var Söderström & co i Helsingfors. Genom att denna modernistiskt inriktade tidskrift lästes och blev forum även för de yngre rikssvenska författarna, kan den sägas på allvar inleda en tradition av kortlivade publikationer med fadermördande uppsåt som funnit många efterföljare i den svenska 1900-talslitteraturen. Det litterära innehållet var uppbyggt runt kvartetten Gunnar Björling, Elmer Diktonius (även under signaturen "Polypen"), Rabbe Enckell och Henry Parland. Andra bidragsgivare var exempelvis Olof Enckell, Hagar Olsson, Nicken Malmström, Ragnar Granit, Harry Blomberg, Erik Asklund, Artur Lundkvist, Josef Kjellgren och Harry Martinson. Namnet Quosego är en sammanställning av två latinska pronomen "quos" och "ego" som kan översättas "er" "jag", och alltså inte kan stå tillsammans utan ett sammanhang. Sammanhanget är i det här fallet Vergilius Aeniden där "Quos, ego" är inledningen på ett utrop av Neptunus då han ämnade kväsa några okynniga vindar. Åke Claesson var vid denna tid skådespelare vid Svenska teatern i Helsingfors

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        THE FASTEST BICYCLE RIDER IN THE WORLD : The Story of a Colored Boy's Indomitable Courage and Success Against Great Odds. An Autobiography by Marshall W. "Major" Taylor

      Wormley Publishing Co., Worcester, MA 1928 - Wormley 1928 First Edition. Condition: Near fine/copy of original dust jacket. Navy blue clothboards with bright gilt printing; some rubbing to corners. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, lightly and evenly tanning. PO name on ffep: Robert Tetzlaff, 1960's Olympics bicyclist and also organizer of the ongoing Los Gatos "Cat's Hill" race. Original dust jacket is missing, but we have obtained a copy of it; light green color, with black art deco style lettering, and a photo of Taylor on his bike with a line drawing of planet earth behind him. Covered in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee; no sale is final until you are satisfied. From the back dj: "Beginning at the bottom, he slowly but surely worked his way to the top, achieving finally the crown for which every bicycle racer years - that of World's Champion. His indomitable spirit and fairness won favorable recognition in all parts of the world. Although repeatedly hampered by unfair racing tactics on the part of his opponents because of his color, the Major's superior skill and untiring power inevitably brought him to the tape a victor." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Destins par François Mauriac.

      Paris : Bernard Grasset (impr. F. Paillart à Abbeville) 1928 - In-4 tellière, 222 x 172 : 265 pp., (3 ff. dern. bl.), couverture imprimée. Broché, non rogné, sous double couverture, la première rempliée. — Edition originale. Exemplaire réimposé au format in-4 tellière, l'un de 7 numérotés sur papier Ronsard gris, le plus petit tirage sur grand papier, sous une double couverture imprimée. Exemplaire parfaitement conservé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Busser]
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        Patrol

      Harpers New York: Harpers. 1928. First. First American edition. Contemporary owner name, slight soiling to the binding, still fine in an attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with several small chips and tears, mostly at the spine ends. Members of a small British Army unit stranded in a Mesopotamian oasis are picked off one by one by hostile Arabs. Basis for the classic John Ford film Lost Patrol featuring Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, and Alan Hale. Very scarce in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Ghoul

      Geoffrey Bles, UK 1928 - 1st Edition 1934. The very rare true 1st edition horror masterpiece. Made into a famous Boris Karloff horror film THE GHOUL. The book is very good+ and bright. Contents very clean. Pages age toned. New endpapers. Spine lightly rubbed and light soiling to the boards. PEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 2507 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        The White Crow

      The Dial Press New York: The Dial Press. 1928. First. First edition. Octavo. Purple cloth cover, title in yellow on spine. Very good with spine darkened, two quarter-sized water stains on rear board, lacking the dustwrapper, otherwise; nice and solid with pages bright. Philip MacDonald also authored "The Rasp". He twice received an Edgar Award for Best Short Story: in 1953, for "Something to Hide," and in 1956, for "Dream No More." .

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        (Ellerbek 1883 - 1943 Halebüll). Griechische Stadt am Meer (Lindos auf Rhodos?). Öl auf Holz. 1928/29. 60 x 66 cm. Gerahmt.

      Hervorragend angelegtes Bild in Blau-und Brauntönen, im Hintergrund die weiße Stadt. Rückseitig bez: 'D.w.St. Stadt am Meer von Ingwer Paulsen. (Werkverz. Nr.) 941'.- .

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        Arms and the Covenant

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

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        LES POINÇONS DE L?ORFÈVRERIE FRANÇAISE DU QUATORZIÈME SIÈCLE JUSQU?AU DÉBUT DU DIX-NEUVIÈME SIÈCLE, a Paris chez Louis Carré, 1928.

      Bella ril. carton. con sovr., dorso in tela di rinf., cm 33x27, pp XXIII, 335 di t., 14 pregev. tavv in bruno f.t. di cui una all?antip., in chiusura 2 tavv più volte ripieg., innumerev. riproduz. di punzoni (il solo indice ne riporta quasi 1700), raffinati motivi grafici in due colori ad inizio e fine dei capitoli. Ottimo esempl. numer. ( n° 636).

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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