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      Simon and Schuster New York: Simon and Schuster. 1928. First. First American edition. Translated by Pauline E. Rush. Some modest foxing in the text, else fine in very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper, with little or no fading to the delicate colors. A novel of intrigue and romance set on a ship bound from Marseilles to the Orient. A bestselling novel in France and exceptionally scarce in the American edition. .

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        A Specimen Book of Pattern Papers Designed for and Use at the Curwen Press. With an Introduction by Paul Nash.

      Published for the Curwen Press by the Fleuron, London 1928. 4:o. xv, 124 sidor eller mer exakt; 31 dubbelsidiga blad 'French folded' (ark falsat tvåveck med de blanka sidorna mot varandra) vilket visar mönstret på fyra sidor. Bokband med Paul Nash' mönster 'Crocus' tryckt direkt på klotet. Klotsidor och rygg aningen nötta. Tillskrift, namnteckning och gammal prismärkning. Tryckt i endast 220 numrerade exemplar, detta är nummer 154. Titelsidans vinjett, en initial och överstycke av Edward Bawden som är handkolorerade med stenciler ('pochoir-målade'). 31 mönsterprover varav 7 är av Lovat Fraser, Albert Rurherston (7), Margaret James (2), Thomas Lowinsky (2), E. A. Hoppe (1), Edward Bawden (1), Paul Nash (4), Enid Marx (5), Eric Ravilious (1), och Harry Carter (1). Originalen till mönstren utfördes i teckningar, akvareller och i trägravyr och trycktes därefter som färglitografier.En artistisk, typografisk och boktryckerimässig höjpunkt i modern engelsk bokhistoria. (Se även Oliver Simon: 'Printer and Playground' s. 60-63, Herbert Simon: 'Song and Words. A History of the Curwen Press' s. 197, Pat Gilmour: 'Artists at Curwen' samt Victoria and Albert Museum: 'Patterns for Papers'.)

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        Twelve Days. An account of a journey across the Bakhtiari Mountains in South-western Persia.

      London: The Hogarth Press 1928.. First edition, 8vo, 142, (2) pp. 32 photographic plates, some light foxing, later bookplate of the academic and author Dr. R.M. Burrell. Original marbled cloth, d.w. with one of the plates reproduced to the upper wrapper, slight loss to the spine ends and corners, some general wear to the edges with some marks and browning. Scarce in the wrapper. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A17a.

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

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

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        The Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Writings of Frank Norris

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. Spines a little browned, a few with some spattering of brown spots, occasional light rubbing of edges, and dust soiling, bookplate a fine set. Octavo. Ten volumes white parchment over orange boards, front covers and spine stamped in gilt, top edge gilt One of 245 sets. (Lacking the original manuscript leaf which the edition was issued with but with copies of two leaves) Volume VIII, McTeague, contains an introduction by Dreiser.& & Included with the set are two pages, photocopies of the original manuscript pages, from the McTeague manuscript. They show how Norris wrote and worked; he set up his page so one third on the left was blank and then used for corrections and additions. He did, also insert words into the text, as well as strike out. The pages have been enlarged from the originals.& & The top of the first page begins "a vague distress. As length just as the musicians were returning he stood up and whisperedenrgetically in his mother's ear." This corresponds to the last two paragraphs page 89 through second paragraph page 91.& & The second page begins "with each other. After this own peculiar fashion 'Setting out with each other' Miss Baker had begun to call it."& & Many literary critics, including Henry L. Mencken, regard McTeague as the greatest of all American novels. The book itself abound with superlatives: it contains the finest characterization of a dentist in fiction; it is surely the greatest novel to use San Francisco for its setting; it is, in fact, a landmark in fiction, standing with Crane's Maggie and Dreiser's Sister Carrie in the forefront of the development of realism in American literature. Transposed into another medium, the plot became the vehicle for one of the most famous films of the silent screen Greed, directed by Eric von Stroheim.& & Norris's holograph material is genuinely rare. Indeed, except for unsigned pages from McTeague [the manuscript was taken apart and a leaf inserted in every set of the manuscript edition of the Works], Norris' autograph is practically unobtainable. .

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      Paris: Shakespeare and Company. VG. 1928. Tenth Printing. Softcover. Printed blue wraps rubbed at edges, upper joint with 2" split from lower edge, some cracking to paper on spine and chipping from spine ends, pages lightly toned around margins, no loose or missing pages but binding a bit tender. , Overall a vg copy of Joyce's masterwork which remains one of the most enduring novels of the 20th century and one of the most important works of modernist literature. This is a copy from the 10th printing of the novel by Shakespeare & Co. in Paris and was printed from the type reset for the 8th printing. The novel has attracted much scrutiny and controversy, from early obscenity trials to protracted disputes about the editing of the text. The Joyce scholar Jack Dalton has suggested that the original 1922 edition, typed from Joyce's handwritten manuscripts and edited by Robert McAlmon, contained over two thousand errors but that it was still the most accurate edition published. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 735 [1] pp .

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        Atlas of Prince Edward Island, Canada and the World

      Toronto, Ont.: Cummins Map Co. [circa 1928]. () [iv], 140, LXXII. Very good. Small elephant folio- 16.25 X 12 inches (41 X 30.5 cm). Dark brown pebbled cloth boards; triple rule blindstamped border and gilt stamped title on front board. Slight darkened mark on back board and bumping to corners. Some mild staining and discolouration to endpapers (and much less so to title page); with previous owners signature and a small amount of other writing on front free endpaper. There is also a light crease line to the bottom outer corners of each of the free endpapers. The textual information contained is wonderfully supported by an abundance of large coloured maps and many black and white photographs. A very nice copy. A great book rich with information about the Prince Edward Island. The first half of the book includes; a short description of Prince Edward Island; a 11-page section on the island during WWI (along lists of who served and the Honour Roll); a two-page lithographed map of the island; 67 maps depicting county lots accompanied by a rural residential directory and 26 pages concerning the other Canadian provinces. The second half of the book contains "The New International Atlas of the World" profusely illustrated by Wharton, Burgoyne and Peake. Very scarce especially in nice condition..

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        Limbo, Little Mexican, On the Margin, Two or Three Graces, Chrome Yellow, Mortal Coils, Along the Road, Proper Studies, Those Barren Leaves, Antic Hay, Jesting Pilate, Brief Candles, Do What You Will, Music at Night, Brave New World, Texts and Pretexts and The Olive Tree

      38 - London - Chatto and Windus, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Eleven volumes of the work of Aldous Huxley, uniformly bound as part of the Chatto and Windus Phoenix Library. Including his best-known work, Brave New World, and further novels, short stories and essays. Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. Aldous Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics. By the end of his life Huxley was widely recognised to be one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time and respected as an important researcher into visual communication and sight-related theories as well. With publisher's catalogues to many volumes. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, generally smart with very slight shelfwear and slight bumping to head and tail of spines. The odd mark to boards of one or two volumes. 'Brave New World' shows slightly more shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to front free endpaper of 'Limbo' and 'Little Mexican'. The rear free endpaper of 'Limbo' has been removed, causing loss to rear pastedown. All volumes are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Florence: (Privately Printed), 1928. Small quarto. 365pp. First edition. One of 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Lawrence had the book privately printed in Italy by the Tipografia Giuntina for subscribers after being refused by British and American publishers who questioned the novel's subject and language. Open, legitimate publication of the novel was not allowed in either country until 1960, more than thirty years later, after several landmark trials. Light foxing to a few page edges, else a brilliant copy in brown boards printed with the insignia of a phoenix on the front cover, with paper spine label. In original unprinted, cream-colored dust wrapper, which is lightly chipped and faintly soiled.

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        Men Without Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1928. Gilt lettered blue cloth in striking pictorial dust jacket. Hemingway's second book of stories and third book to be published in England. Some soiling to jacket and wear to extremities with closed tear to bottom of front panel. Handsome copy of a somewhat uncommon edition.. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo.

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        Rues Et Visages De Londres Texte De Pierre Mac Orlan 21 Eaux-Fortes De Chas. Laborde

      J. Terquem Paris: J. Terquem, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Loose as issued in illustrated board portfolio lacking one tie. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Laborde, Charles. 37 pages in text. 41 x 32 cm. Limited edition, copy 106 of 121 of the regular edition on Velin de Rives [numbered 22-121] with 21 full-page hand-colored etchings, and 21 proofs of the same uncolored. Mac Orlan, born Pierre Dumarchey was a prolific 20th century writer, friend of Apollinaire and Picasso, but little known in England or America. Title page in red and black, black and white text illustrations, decorated red initial letters with text in French and English, List of Plates. Printed tissue guards for the colored plates, which are generally clean, one tissue guard [number 18] defective, lacking printed portion, wide margined text. Cover wear at extremities.

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        Typed Letter Signed from 1928, regarding The Gangs of New York, newspaper work, and other topics

      N.p., 1928. Typed letter signed by Herbert Asbury, on his personal coated stationery, with his New York City address. Significant content, including detailed mention of his non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York, as well as his newspaper work and injuries sustained during the war. The letter reads: "I am sorry not to have answered your letter before now, but I have been very sick for a long time, and even now am preparing to return to the hospital for another operation. I've had just one after another since the war, when I was unfortunate enough to command some machine guns along the Vesle, or Weasel, as the A.E.F. called it. (Paragraph) I am glad you liked my pieces on the gangs. The article the August Mercury was a chapter from my new book, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, which Knopf will publish March 30. If you run onto a copy of it your heart will be rejoiced about the Draft Riots, for I devote two chapters to them, in great and gory detail. It is probably the most thorough account of them ever written; certainly the longest. And what a lot of butchering it was. More than 2,000 were killed, and some 8,000 wounded, several hundred houses burned, eighteen Negroes hanged, and some fifteen regiments called into action before the trouble ended. (Paragraph) I am still on the Herald Tribune, but my books and magazine stuff have been going so well that I may soon quit and freelance, though that is a tough life for one who writes the sort of stuff I do. McIntosh is also with us, and doing well. (Paragraph) When I get stronger I hope to be able to write you in more detail. I may be in France next winter, late. Sincerely, Herbert Asbury." The Gangs of New York became the factual basis for Martin Scorsese's 2002 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. One leaf, folded twice, typed on the recto only, 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Matching envelope addressed (in type) to Mr. Paul Rockwell in Paris, with Asbury's address (written by hand in fountain pen) at the top left corner. Letter Near Fine, envelope Very Good, flap intact but jagged from a rough opening. A superb document regarding an important scholar of early New York City history, a contributor to Mencken's American Mercury, and about whom little biographical information is known.

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      (PICABIA, FRANCIS). Picabia, Francis. LA LOI D'ACCOMODATION CHEZ LES BORGNES: "SURSUM CORDA" (FILM EN 3 PARTIES). Paris: Editions Th. Briant, 1928. First Edition 1/350. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artists' Book. Fine. 35pp, 1 b&w illustration + color cover. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "La Loi D'Accomodation Chez les Borgne "Sursum Corda" (Film en 3 Parties)" is a 1928 film scenario by the Dada/Surrealist pioneer Francis Picabia. This is one of three hundred copies printed on Velin D'Arches paper - number 350 of a total edition of three hundred and fifty copies. An exceptionally bright, beautifully preserved example of this uncommon and fragile item showing just a bit of light handling and soiling to its white wrappers. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 003200&

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        Songs From Now We Are Six

      UKMethuen 1928. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 92 of only 100 copies.SIGNED by Milne(author),Shepard (illustrator) and Fraser-Simson(music composer) on the copyright page.In blue/grey boards with blue cloth spine,paper label to front cover.Boards are rubbed to edges and a little marked.Inside a lovely copy of a rare item

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      London: Published for the Curwen Press by The Fleuron Ltd.. 1928. small 4to., cloth, leather spine label, top edge gilt. ix, 229, (13) pages.. Limited to 135 numbered copies. The first of the three type specimen books issued by the Curwen Press. Contains a two page prefatory note by Oliver Simon. This is followed by demonstrations of 15 type faces, initial letters, borders and printers' flowers, ornaments, head-pieces, vignettes, etc. Includes the work of Claud Lovat Fraser, Paul Nash, Albert Rutherston, Randolph Schwabe, and Percy Smith. A magnificent specimen book printed on fine paper. Small foxing spot at the fore-edge of a few leaves. .

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      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. Légère insolation en pied du dos, agréable exemplaire. - Nrf, Paris _1928, 17x22cm, broché. - broché

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        Odes aux voiles du nord

      Paris: H. Jonquières, 1928. Broché. 25,5x33cm. Edition originale, un des 300 ex sur vélin Montgolfier, le nôtre non justifié, seul tirage. Lettre préface de Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, dessin gravé par Brodovitch. Notre exemplaire est enrichi de 5 gravures du même refusées pour l'édition. Rare et bel exemplaire. - H. Jonquières, Paris _1928, 25,5x33cm, broché. - broché

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        La voix

      Paris : Les amis d'Edouard, 1928. Broché. 13x17cm. Edition originale, un des 6 ex numérotés sur Japon, le nôtre non justifié, tirage de tête. Très légères piqûres sans gravité sur le deuxième plat et sur le rabat de son verso, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare. - Les amis d'Edouard, Paris _1928, 13x17cm, broché. - broché

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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      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.

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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      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.

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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?)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Letter from Maxfield Parrish to his son Dillwyn

      n.p. Windsor, VT: n.p.. (1928). A.L.s., 4 pages.. Four page autograph letter from American artist/illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), postmarked Windsor, Vermont, to his son Dillwyn. Addressed in care of John Sargent in Greenwich, Connecticut. Dated December 14, and postmarked December 15, 1928. Noted that Dillwyn's letter of December 12 "did not contain the news that you had secured the position of second vice-president of the General Motors Corp." Maxfield expressed his opinion that "a job is more easily obtained in a city not particularly teeming with new industries," offering the encouragement that "Something is bound to turn up in time." Maxfield Parrish expressed his pleasure that his son had "a haven like the Sargents' at Greenwich." Commented on events in Windsor and activities of friends and acquaintances. Signed "Dad." Accompanied by envelope. .

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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.

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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.

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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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