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        Autograph letter signed "A. Einstein", in German to "Lieber Herr Müntz" (Herman Müntz), dated 10.XII.28 (December 10, 1928) together with the envelope addressed in Eintein's hand to "Herrn/ Dr. Müntz/ Gehrathstr. 4/ Nikolassee". And on top of verso of envelope a three-line note in Einstein's hand.

      (Berlin), December 10, 1928. 1 page 4to. (27,5 x 22 cm), 23 lines, inkwritten by Einstein. The envelope addressed to Müntz in E.s hand with a stamp and stamped "Berlin". The note on verso of the envelope (3 lines in E's hand) is unequivocally added after E. had closed the envelope. (Herman Müntz was Einstein's collaborator - helping with the mathematical calculations in the first crucial part of the "Fernparallelismus"- period).. An unpublished and unrecorded letter of seminal importance to the understanding of Einstein's path towards his great final theory, perhaps the most ambitious and complex achievement of the 20th century, namely the all-embracing formula that would unite all forces of nature, showing them as merely different manifestations of a single, universal force and as such disclosing the secret laws of nature - the great UNIFIED FIELD THEORY (UFT), marrying the electromagnetic and gravitational fields. Written on December 10th 1928, thus predating the submission of Einstein's "Zur einheitlichen feldtheorie" by a month, the letter that we have in front of us represents one of the final steps towards the UTF, presenting us with the essential parts of Einstein's solution hereto. In the present letter Einstein draws a conclusion that comes to be fundamental for his groundbreaking work, namely that the electromagnetic equations, in the unification search, necessarily have to take on a specific mathematical structure d/dx ( )=0. EVEN MORE INTERESTINGLY, HE GIVES TO THIS "SOLUTION" A MORE EXPLICIT FORMULATION - on the verso of the envelope! - "Unterdessen habe ich selbst gesehen, dass die elektrom.(echanische) Gl.(eichungen) die Form d/dx ( )=0 annehmen müssen, indem die Zusatzglieder wegen den andern Feldgleichungen verschwinden" [i.e.: Meanwhile I have seen for myself that the electromechanical equations must take on the form d/dx ( )=0, in which the additional terms disappear because of the other field equations]. - Clearly written after the letter had been written, packed, and sealed, leaving us with a unique piece of scientific research that brings us right into the creative mind of Einstein.Apart from providing us with a unique insight into Einstein's method of working, into the process of how the greatest physicist of the 20th century worked during one of the most exciting and hectic periods of his scientific life, giving us a magnificent view of the aspects of his working progress, the letter actually directly displays in which way Einstein considered how the vectors and tensors in parts of the curved space must be related in order to find equations that could incorporate both types of fields. In order to fully understand the importance of the letter, the following must be taken into consideration: BACKGROUND. In an article of February 3rd, 1929 (explaining his new discoveries - E 1929 c) Einstein states that the Theory of Relativity has "in the last six months entered its third stage of development", referring to this intensive period, in which he struggled with uniting the two ontological types, the electromagnetic and the gravitational field under a common concept - the new type of geometry which he called "Fernparallelismus" (Teleparallelisme, Distant parallelisme, Absolute parallelisme), a structure of the continuum which lies between Riemannian and Euclidean geometry.In 1928 Einstein suffered a temporary physical collapse due to an enlargement of the heart and he had to stay in bed for four months and keep a salt-free diet. He fully recuperated but remained weakened for a year. At the end of May, 1928 he wrote to his friend Zagger: "In the tranquility of my sickness I have laid a wonderful egg in the area of general relativity. Whether the bird that will hatch from it will be vital and long-lived only the Gods know". - The egg that was hatched was Einstein's perhaps most important paper on UFT, "Zur einheitlichen Feldtheorie" (E 1929 b - Weil: 165 with an asterisk and mentioned in PMM 416); at least it was the result of these 6 months of hard work. The paper was published in January, 1929 and it was submitted one month after the present Einstein-letter, on Jan. 10, 1929 - as such the letter that we have in front of us represents one of the final steps to the UTF of "Zur einheitlichen feldtheorie", a step which in essence constitutes Einstein's insistence on using partial differential equations as the field-equations from which Maxwell's equations could be derived."Auf alle Fälle sind wir auf dem richtigen Wege mit der Fernparallelismus" Eisntein states at the end of the letter - meaning "IN ANY CASE, We [i.e. Einstein himself and Müntz] ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH WITH THE THEORY OF DISTANT PARELLELISM."That which Einstein himself thought to have accomplished during this hectic period, which culminated with the January-paper of 1929, can best be understood from his own statements in an interview he gave to the newspaper "Daily Chronicle" on January 26th: "Now, but only now, we know that the force which moves electrons in their ellipses about the nuclei of atoms is the same force which moves our earth in its annual course about the sun, and it is the same force which brings to us the rays of light and heat which make life possible upon our planet."Another formal UNIQUE DIMENSION to the letter is the fact that tells us how fast, within hours, or a day at most, Einstein was able to sharpen an essential approach to a complex problem and making a quick turn-around - this is uniquely displayed by the definite standpoint taken in the three lines on verso of the envelope, written after he had closed the envelope - A REMARKABLE MANIFESTATION OF CREATIVITY.At the end of 1928 there were rumors circulating world-wide that Einstein would come up with a new derivation of the field equations uniting the two known forces. "The craze apparently had begun with an article in the New York Times of November 4, 1928 under the title "Einstein on Verge of a Great Discovery;..." The author of this article, Paul D. Miller, gave an account of how he had succeeded in visiting Einstein in his Berlin home. It is a striking example of grooming the myth of this mysteriously creative genius. The sick Einstein supposedly "sat on a sunny beach and appeased his desire to work by playing his violin to the waves", but then came up with a new theory that "will startle the world more than relativity did"." (Sauer 2006).FERNPARALLELISMUS. The "distant-parallelism"- approach to UFT, initiated in Einstein's two papers of July 1928 (E 1928 a and 1928 b), and incorporating the period from 1928 to spring 1931, was an important turning-point for Einstein, as he already had the UFT in mind just after he had released his General Theory of Relativity (GR). In his own words "After 12 years of disappointments in investigation, I now found a metric structure of the Continuum, which lay between Riemannian and Euclidean, and which, when elaborated would lead to a real unified field theory"(own transl. from German in 1929 a - Stodola Festschrift). He hereby introduced a "new structure of space" (Eine neue Raumstruktur). This fundamental new geometry is a geometry which is somewhat different from the Riemann-geometry of GF, as it is a geometry with Riemann metric and vanishing curvature together with non-vanishing torsion ("Stromdichten" in the letter ?). This new geometrical conception allowed for vectors in different parts of curved space to be related, and from here sprang new forms of tensors. In this way it was also possible to come up with equations that avoided the Planck-constant representing quanta.THE THIRD AND LAST STAGE OF RELATIVITY. It is evident from Einstein's own writing and statements from this period, during which he worked on "Fernparallelismus" (E 1929 a (Stodola-Festschrift and E 1929 c) that he considered his unification program an essential part of the Theory of Relativity. He declared that now the theory "has entered its third stage". The first stage, the Special Theory of Relativity (SR) was also reached as a result of a unification process, as he here unified the concepts of "space" and "time" into the space-time continuum of 4 dimensions, having its origin principally in Maxwell's unification of electricity and magnetism. The second stage in Relativity was realized in his General Theory of Relativity (GR) as he here united the key concepts of "Inertial mass" and "Gravitational mass" and "at the same time gravitation and inertia were fused into an essential identity", the identity of inertial mass and energy (E-mc2). THE THIRD STAGE was Einstein's Unitary-field program, which is, in its substance, only a consequence of "the unitary tendency which dominates the whole development of the theory" (E, 1929 c.). During the last 40 years of his life he was obsessed by this "unitary tendency" in his search "of finding the field equations for the total Field" (Autobiographical Notes p. 89). The letter discloses an aspect of this "obsession" in a moment of perhaps E's most important period of his Unification program.EINSTEIN'S FRAME OF MIND AROUND DECEMBER 10, 1928. As the offered letter is dated December 10th, 1928 and Einstein's important review-paper "Über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Feld-Theorie" (1929 a) was submitted the VERY SAME DATE to the editor of the "Festschrift", it may not be ill-timed to refer to the statements in this paper in order to shed some light on the philosophical drive or mood, in which Einstein found himself when writing the letter of December 10th. He states that a physical theory, if possible must include "all phenomena and their connections" (möglichst alle Erscheinungen und deren Zusammenhänge zu umfassen (Vollständigkeit)) and "to help us not only to understand HOW nature is and how her transactions are carried through, but also to reach as far as possible the perhaps utopian and seemingly arrogant aim of knowing why Nature is THUS AND NOT OTHERWISE" and indirectly that the phenomena which should be connected, having "logische Einheitlichkeit", in the UFT, will take on such a structure (UFT-field equations) "that even God Himself could not have arranged those connections in any other way than that which factually exists, any more that it would be in His power to make the number 4 into a prime number".Gerold Holton in his book "Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought. Kepler to Einstein" 1973, points to the philosophical kinship of Einstein's position with that of Johannes Kepler in his "Mysterium Cosmographicum", where he announced that he wanted to find out concerning the number, positions, and motions of the planets, "why they are as they are, and not otherwise", and who wrote to Herwart in April 1559, that with regard to numbers and quantity, "our knowledge is of the same kind of God's, at least insofar as we can understand something of it in this mortal life."Such was Einstein's philosophical mood and his scientific aim at the time when this letter was written and thus it contributes in its own unique way to shedding the veil of how this genius struggled with his ultimate aim.As we now know, Einstein's attempts at creating a UFT were not successful. Einstein rejected Quantum mechanics (discontinuity/ discreteness versus continuity of fields) and he only knew two forces, the electromagnetic and the gravitational. There are other forces in nature, the weak and strong nuclear forces, and new atomic particles, not known at the time, have been discovered. A truly unified theory would explain all 4 forces. This ambitious challenge has not yet been met. "What is being developed is a unified theory of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces, everything except gravity. Nevertheless Einstein's struggle is our struggle today. It is the search for a final theory."(Steven Weinberg in "Dreams of a Final Theory" 1992). In Abraham Pais' words "Einstein is a typical Old Testament figure, with the Jehovah-type attitude that there is a law and one must find it." HERMAN MÜNTZ (1884 Poland - 1956 Sweden). Müntz was Einstein's scientific collaborator in the years 1927-29 (or 1930), helping Einstein with the extensive calculations which flowed from his different approaches to UFT.Müntz was educated in mathematics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Berlin, graduating in 1906. He wrote a doctorial dissertation on partial differential equations and on the Plateau Problem. He is best known for the "Müntz-approximation theorem", but also published on projective geometry and approximation theory. In Germany he took up different teaching positions. In 1921 he moved to Göttingen and in 1924 to Berlin. In this period he was unsuccessfully trying to get an academic position, hampered, because he had not habilitated. In 1929 he took up a professional position at Leningrad State University, and his collaboration with Einstein ended. In 1937 Müntz, who was a German citizen, was expelled from the USSR and went to Sweden, where he supported himself by teaching. He obtained Swedish citizenship in 1953."Their extensive correspondance (Einstein and Müntz in the Einstein-Archive) about teleparallelism appears to have been triggered by a letter (July 1928) from Müntz in which he pointed out that the field equations in first appoximation are fully integrable. In the sequel, Müntz was concerned with the task of computing the special case of spatial spherical symmetry. The correspondence shows that Einstein kept Müntz informed about the considerations regarding the proper field equations, asking him about explicit calculations for each new version of them. These calculations are acknowledged in (2 papers by Einstein)" (Sauer 2006).The first time Müntz is mentioned in print is in Einstein's main paper on UFT (E 1929 b, p. 8):"Es ist mir eine angenehme Pflicht, Hrn. Dr. H. Müntz für die mühsame strenge Berechnung des zentrasymmetrischen Problems auf Grund des Hamiltonischen Prinzips zu danken; durch die Ergebnisse jener Untersuchung wurde mir die Auffindung des hier beschrittenen Weg nahegebracht". The next time is in the paper (E 1929 a - Stodola Festschrift, p. 32), the paper which was submitted to the "Festschrift" THE SAME DAY AS THE OFFERED PAPER IS DATED:"Es zeight sich, dass sich bei der Wahl der Konstanten B= -A (and) C= 0 Feldgleichungen ergeben, welche mit den bekannten Gesetzen des Gravitationsfeldes und des elektromagnetischen Feldes in erster Nährung übereinstimmen. Eine Rechnung, welche ich zusammen mit Herrn Müntz ausführte, zeigte sogar dass das Feld eines Massenpunktes ohne elektrische Ladung nach der hier entwickelten Theorie sich gleich ergibt wie gemäss der ursprünglischen allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie." MAIN PAPERS CONSULTED:Sauer 2006. Tilman Sauer "Field Equations in teleparallel space-time: Einstein's Fernparallelismus" 2006.Sauer 2007. Tilman Sauer "Einstein's Unified Field Theory Program" 2007. Einstein Paper projectEinstein 1928 a. "Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechterhaltung des begriffes des Fernparallelismus" - Sitzungsberichte Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1928. (Weil No. 161).Einstein 1928 b. "Neue Möchlichkeit für eine einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektricität" - Sitzungsberichte Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1928. (Weil No. 162).Einstein 1929 a. "Über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Feld-Theorie" - Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Prof., Dr. A. Stodola. Zürich 1929, pp. 126-132.Einstein 1929 b. "Zur einheitlichen Feldtheorie" - Sitzungsberichte Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1929.Einstein 1929 c. Einstein explains his new discoveries. - New York Times, 3. Febr. 1929.Goenner 2004. Hubert F.M. Goenner. "On the History of Unified Field Theories", 2004

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        Drums by James Boyd

      Charles Scribner's Sons 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.

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        DIE WELT IST SCHÖN

      Kurt Wolf Munich: Kurt Wolf, 1928. First ed. Renger-Patzsch, Albert. 4to., (1) p., 100 photographic plates. Flexible blue cloth. A few specks of foxing to the fore and bottom edge, else a fine copy in the scarce dw, which is slightly rubbed only at the spine ends and tips and lacking one small chip at the base of the spine.One of the principal works illustrating the "new objectivity" in photography.

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        Bambi: A Life in the Woods

      Simon and Schuster 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.

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        Lettera autografa firmata su carta intestata «Centrale Futurista Roma».

      [Roma] 280x220 mm un foglio, manoscritto a pennarello rosa recto e verso. Indirizzata a F.T. Marinetti. Notevole lettera vergata nel tipico stile avanguardistico di Balla, una scrittura artistica in maiuscolo tutto svolazzi e giochi di parole. «Complimenti per il 2.... Futurmaschietto. Zan Tum Tum. CarisMarinetti futurun Run Run Run Ran Ron ringraziamenti piaciutissssssssimooo articolo ? ma... schappa schappi fringuellino a Canapri [gioco per Capri?] ? si dice fai conferenza Sabato. È meglio domenica. Ci verremo arcisalutisssimiiii An(A)coraBalla». Rarissima la carta intestata, una bella grafica blu e rossa siglata «Poi» (molto probabilmente Alfredo Poinelli), che testimonia il tentativo di creare una non meglio nota istituzione «Centrale Futurista Roma», sede provvisoria Corso Umberto 380, presidente F.T. Marinetti, vice Tato futurista, segretario il Poinelli appunto, e Azari, Balla, Carli, Casavola, Depero, Dottori, Fillia, Folgore, V. Marchi, Prampolini, Russolo, Settimelli come consiglieri. Quasi certamente da collocare nella seconda metà degli anni ?20, l?ipotesi 1928 nasce interpretando alla lettera i complimenti per il «secondo futurmaschietto», che potrebbero alludere alla nascita della seconda figlia di Marinetti, Ala. Riprodotta b.n. in Hulten, Futurismo & futurismi, p. 453 (ma attribuita a Marinetti e definita «cartolina»!). Condizioni molto buone.

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        Pépa Bonafé

      Marcel Picard Paris: Marcel Picard. No Binding. Very Good. 1928 COLOR LITHOGRAPH, one of Carlu's most celebrated posters. A classic Art Deco poster, showing cubist influences, by Jean Carlu, one of the early twentieth-century's preeminent poster designers.On his famous image of the comedienne Pépa Bonafé, Carlu explained: "The Pépa Bonafé agent asked me to create a poster but I was not, like Loupot, a posterist of women. I did not feel comfortable. However, by stylizing her profile, I immediately caught the resemblance. Pépa Bonafé did not look her best, but she understood that this poster on walls would be excellent publicity... I combined curves and straight lines so that I could associate the mask of joy with the mask of sadness."Paris: Marcel Picard, 1928. 22 ½ x14 ¾ in, 570x370mm. Linen backed. Clean folds, otherwise fine.

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        ANDREA BRUSTOLON. Prefazione di Ugo Ojetti.

      In-8 gr., cartonato edit. figur., sovrac., pp. XVI,108, con XXXIX tavv. in b.n. f.t. che illustrano le opere di questo importante scultore e intagliatore bellunese (1662-1732). Rara monografia. Molto ben conservato.

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        Rabok [Prisoners]

      Budapest: Franklin-Tarsulat. (1928). First. First edition. Octavo. 248pp. Text in Hungarian. Printed wrappers. Faint stain at the top of the front wrap, and small tears at the extremities, a very good copy of a fragile volume, a novel about a young lawyer and warden's daughter set to marry when robbery intervenes. Basis for the 1929 William Seiter film, an early talkie with a pre-Dracula Bela Lugosi. Very scarce. .

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        The House At Pooh Corner with Rare Dust Jacket First Edition Book 1928

      Methuen & Co 1928. The First Edition has for sale this highly desirable and collectable first edition A.A. Milne book, from the Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin series of books, The House At Pooh Corner, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard (E.H. Shepard) with superb and now iconic illustrations of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Piglet, and other characters now made popular by Walt Disney. This issue which we are selling has its original dust jacket.____Published by Methuen in 1928 The House At Pooh Corner is probably most notable for its introduction of the character Tigger, who went on to become a prominent figure in the Walt Disney Winnie the Pooh franchise____The original rare, collectable and highly desirable dust jacket is present and in Very Good condition with small losses to the top and bottom of the spine, other nicks and other signs of wear. Despite the faults with the dust jacket, this is in remarkably attractive and collectable condition with beautifully illustrated front and back panels and spine. For more information on the dust jacket please see our images section.____The original publisher's salmon pink boards have the customary gilt border to the front and with a gilt illustration of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet. The boards are in Near Fine condition with knocks to the top and bottom of the spine; slight fading to the spine; and very slight corner knocks. These boards do not have the extensive fading which is so common with the House At Pooh corner books due to the light salmon pink cloth used. These are a highly desirable and collectable set of boards.____The original decorated pink endpapers to the front and back show Christopher Robin leading all the characters of the Pooh books through 100 Aker Wood, all in silhouette. The paper is slightly browned, but is free of any writing or inscription which is rare for these books.____There are 178 numbered pages, all top edge gilt, with only very light and very occasional foxing. All pages are tightly bound in and we are unable to detect any cracks to the internal hinges. Overall these pages are in Near Fine condition.____This example of The House At Pooh Corner, is a very attractive and collectable A.A. Milne book, being a first edition from the Winnie the Pooh series with stunning black and white illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard

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        Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy

      New York: The Derrydale Press 1928 New York: [The Derrydale Press], 1928. Image 11-1/2 x 18-3/4 inches, framed to 16 x 22-1/2 inches overall. Signed in lower right "Joel D. Barber / New York 1928". An illustration to Barber's Wild Fowl Decoys (plate 60). Fine condition. Provenance: From the private collection of Eugene V. Connett III. Siegel 85 . A fine, large rendering, very much reduced in the Derrydale Press and Winward House editions of Barber's classic book. It shows "a Stevens Widgeon...In this decoy the painting is original and still shows the work of a 'graining comb' on the back". The watercolor execution is meticulous. Inscribed verso: "Amer. Widgeon (Baldpate) / No detailed history - just used in Currituck Sound (North Carolina) / the Currituck Club. / Reproduced through the Courtesy of H.F. Stone Esq. of New York, 1928. / Note-- Undoubtedly a machine made decoy of the Eighties - a product of some early northern factory (possibly a Stevens - Weedsport) / Joel." A UNIQUE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE DERRYDALE DUCK RENDERING

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        PINKY PUP AND THE EMPTY ELEPHANT

      1928. 1. VOLLAND. PINKY PUP AND THE EMPTY ELEPHANT by Dixie Willson. Chic: Volland (1922, rev. ed. 1928). Large Sq. 4to, cloth backed pict. bds, near fine in original box (box with some soil and flap reinforrcement). A very rare Volland title, this is beautifully illustrated in color by ERICK BERRY.

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        GOLDEN AGE

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

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        Der goldschmiede merkzeichen. frankfurt 1922/1928.

      4 voll.ril. in tela con sovr., cm 21x14 , pp 1960 , moltissime tavv. e ill. in b/n, moltissimi marchi.

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        Four Lectures on Wave Mechanics.Inscribed by Schrödinger to George Paget Thomson. London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1928. First edition, first printing.

      Exceptional presentation copy; early Schrödinger inscriptions are highly rare and the association between his and G.P. Thomson's work can hardly be overstated. This inscription by Schrödinger to Thomson is dated November 1928 - in 1926 Schrödinger created wave mechanics and in 1927 Thomson gave experimental proof of Schrödinger's theory. Schrödinger received the 1933 Nobel Prize for his work and in 1937 Thomson was awarded Nobel Prize for his experiment. Schrödinger affectionately writes 'To G.P.T. from whom I now learn'. We know of just one other presentation copy of Schrödinger's lectures: Howell catalogue from 1981 (priced at $225) - not inscribed but with printed card and the signature of P.W. Bridgman.. Small 8vo (180 x 120 mm), publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering (very light wear to extremeties), pp [i-vii] viii [1] 2-53 [3:blank]

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        The Laws of the Gold Coast Colony Containing the Ordinances of the

      1928. Smith, Ernest Gardiner, Compiler. The Laws of the Gold Coast Colony Containing the Ordinances of the Colony and the Orders, Proclamations, Regulations, Rules and By-Laws Made Thereunder in Force on the 1st Day of January, 1928, Together with the Letters Patent and Royal Instructions and the Principal Imperial Statutes and Orders of the Sovereign-in-Council Relating to the Colony. Revised Edition. Prepared Under the Authority of the Revised Edition of the Laws Ordinance, 1928. London: Printed by Waterlow & Sons, 1928. Three volumes. Original cloth, large gilt royal arms to front boards, gilt titles to spines. Some shelfwear and soiling, faint stain to front board of Volume I, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of an uncommon set. * In 1821 Great Britain assumed control of the European settlements on the Gold Coast. Through a series of wars with local tribes with extensive land holdings, most notably the Akan and Asanti (Ashanti), the colony enlarged its borders during the 1860s and 70s. The Gold Coast Colony became Ghana when it became independent in 1957. A supplement to Gardiner's compilation was published in 1929. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:164.

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        Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana. Famiglie nobili e titolate viventi riconosciute dal regio Governo d'Italia compresi: città, comunità, mense vescovili, abazie. parrocchie ed enti nobili e titolati riconosciuti

      Milano, Ed. Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana, 1928-1936 In 4°, bella leg. in mz. pelle mod. con angoli, tit. e fregi in oro al dorso, nervi, conservate le cop. orig., 9 Voll.: pp.538; 545; 713; 957; 894; 1045; 688; 767; 230. Importantissima e vasta opera sulle famiglie nobili italiane viventi, con la descrizione delle armi e dei motti di ciascuna. Srumento essenziale per lo studio dell'araldica italiana, l'opera è corredata da molte tavv. a col. f.t. di blasoni e migliaia di stemmi e ritratti intercalati n.t. Sei voll. di testo, due di Appendice, uno di Bibliografia araldica. Bellissimo es.

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        The House At Pooh Corner

      Methuen and Co 1928. This is a Very Good + Copy of this Book in Publisher's original green deluxe soft leather binding.Superbly deocrated in full green calf with gilt vignettes onto the upper cover and spine of the book. All the page edges are in gilt.This copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.There is just a little light rubbing to the head and tail of spine with some slight offsetting to the illustrated endpaper.Lovely clean copy internally and superbly illustrated by by E.H. Shepard.A lovely Christening present and certainly a copy that would adorn any bookshelf 8vo 178pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        ORVIETO.

      Pregevole cartella ril. in pelle blu con nastrino in pelle ai bordi, titolo con motivi decorativi impressi a secco ed in oro alle coperta, interno con controcop. rivestita in seta marezzata, chiusura con stringhe, cm 46x35, 5 acquaforti originali di Antonio Carbonati firmate dall?Artista e datate 1928. Le opere sono collocate in cartelle che fungono da cornice. il foglio misura cm 28.5x41, il campo inciso cm 18,5x27,5. Un foglio presenta una diffusa ma non densa brunitura su quasi l?intero campo inciso, lievi tracce d?uso all'esterno, peraltro ottimo esemplare nitidamente impresso. I soggetti delle acqueforti sono: Il Palazzo del Popolo, La Torre del Moro, Le rupi di San Giovenale, Il Duomo, Panorama, Piazza del Municipio.

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        All The Conspirators

      Jonathan Cape 1928. This is a Good + Copy of this book in Publisher's original light tan coloured cloth with black title lettering to spine which has now rather worn and faded over time.There is a little spotting to the spine.No Dust-Jacket.This copy has been SIGNED by the Author Christopher Isherwood on the Title Page without dedication.The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness and there is NO leaning or rolling to spine.Certainly one for the collector as SIGNED Isherwood titles are exceedingly rare.The Author's First novel features a theme which was to reoccur frequently in his later work - the destruction of a son by a very evil parent.It was set in the well-to-do London of the 1920s,Philip and Joan fight to throw off the oppressive power of their mother,using whatever means necessary.An Anglo-American novelist and playwright,best known for his stories about Berlin in the early 1930s.Isherwood's novels were based largely on his own life. Many of his famous literary friends appeared in his books under different names, including W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and Virginia Woolf.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction.Scarce SIGNED copy,8vo 255pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        FAIRY GARLAND

      1928. 1. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. A FAIRY GARLAND being fairy tales from the Old French. Lond: Cassell (1928). Large 4to, vellum backed blue cloth, small snag at base of spine and slight bit of foxing else fine. LIMITED TO 1000 LARGE PAPER NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DULAC. Old French fairy tales by Perrault, D'Aulnoy and Count Hamilton are illustrated by Dulac with 12 beautiful color plates. Laid in is an interesting ONE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM DULAC written to the editor of the Daily Graphic. Dulac was obviously upset that the public's right to hear all music was being modified. His letter expresses his outrage and certainly is a window into his personality: " I wonder sometimes what the world would do without the help of the men "who know what the public want"! ... their concern for the intellectual aesthetic welfare of others is paramount, their hardiness can only be compared to that of the methusalesque tortoise, their only weakness is that they do not always know "what the public what" - and which I understand, is taken into account in Mr. de Lara's scheme - is to be trated like a lot of undeveloped children, and be administered music like a medicine in graduated doses. Discussions of the relative merits of Parsifal and Maritana are futile, and it is precisely in avoiding these absurd restrictions of the use of certain types of music to certain classes of people, that Mr. de Lara's scheme is valuable. Maritana was not composed for the "uneducated" nor Parsifal for the "highbrows." What the public wants is the opportunity for the largest possible number to hear the largest possible number of operas. All premature expressions of opinion as to what should or should not be given them is preposterous. Yours faithfully Edmund Dulac."

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        Swag

      G.P. Putnam's Sons New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1928. First. First edition. Bottom corners a little abraded, else near fine in an attractive, price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper with a very small rubbed tear at the crown where it meets the front panel. Signed by the author in New York City in the year of publication. Young man comes to the big city and falls into the trap of the underworld. Very uncommon signed. .

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        SONNICA LA COURTISANE. Ouvrage illustré de soixante eaux-fortes en couleurs de Maurice de Becque. Traduction Jean Carayon.

      In-4 p. (mm. 282x226), bross. orig. (dorso restaur.), pp. (4),IV,313,(5), illustrato da 60 pregevoli acqueforti a colori di Maurice Jaubert de Becque, così composte: 12 grandi testate, 9 finali, 21 composizioni nel t. e 18 tavv. f.t. Romanzo storico che celebra la vita di una cortigiana all?epoca dell?impero romano. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 73: ?Edition recherchée et cotée? - Benezit,I, p. 955 cita dell?artista francese anche l?illustrazione di quest?opera. Bella edizione di 270 esempl. numer. Il ns., 64, ?sur vélin pur fil Lafuma? fa parte della tiratura di 200 (numer. 61 à 260), ed è molto ben conservato. Unite: ?Six planches refusées complétant l?illustration de "Sonnica la Courtisane" et reservées aux amis de l?artiste?. Sono 6 bellissime acqueforti in tinta ?avec remarques?, di gusto fortemente erotico, ciascuna con alcune righe di testo a fronte (e l?indicaz. del capitolo e della pag. cui fanno riferimento): in tutto 16 cc.nn. a fogli sciolti, copertina in bross. con vignetta inc. all?acquaforte al piatto ant., custodia in mz. tela, astuccio. Tracce d?uso margin. altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      1928. 1. MILNE,A.A. HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. London: Methuen (1928). 8vo (4 7/8 x 7 3/8"), publisher's full blue calf with double gilt rules, floral decorations in corners and picture in center, gilt pictorial spine, all edges gilt, spine slightly sunned else Fine. First edition, DELUXE EDITION. Illustrated by E.H. SHEPARD.

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        Egenhændigt beskrevet visitkort med underskrift til "Kjære Fru Mohn."

      Dat. "14/8. 21." Indlagt i den orig. poststemplede kuvert med frimærke og udskrift ("Fru Mohn/ Meteorologisk Institut/ Kristiania."). På forsiden er trykt "Fridtjof Nansen", bagsiden er egenhændigt beskrevet: "Kjære Fru Mohn/ Hjertelig Takk til Dem og Frk./ Louise for de elskværdige hilsener./ Ja jeg minns vel levende den/ dagen for 35 år siden, og Mohn's strålende glæde. En hyggeligere/ varmere Velkommen hjem havde/ jeg ikke fått. Håber De har det godt. Er netop kommet fra en kort fjell=" hvilket fortsætter på forsiden: "tur og må avsted på reise./ Mange hilsener (?)ønsker/ Fridtjof Nansen.". Fru Julie Mohn (d. 1928) var gift med Henrik Mohn (1835-1916), som var en af Nansens nærmeste venner. Han regnes for grundlæggeren af meteorologi og fysisk oceanografi i Norge og blev i 1866 Meteorologisk Instituts første direktør. I 1884 skrev Mohn en artikel om transpolar strøm over det arktiske hav, og denne artikel dannede inspirationen for Nansen til at realisere færden med Fram ti år senere. Breve fra Nansen er sjældne, og dette er et personligt og interessant et af slagsen.Rare and personal handwritten and signed letter written on a visiting card from the author of "Farthest North" (PMM 384). 11 lines, in postmarked and stamped envelope

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      1928. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, done into verse by Laurence Housman. London & Glasgow: Collins Cleartype Press [1928]. 4to, blue leather with gilt decorations, all edges gilt, a FINE COPY IN THE PUBLISHER'S BOX WITH COLOR PLATE ON COVER (box faded and with some strengthening). This is a beautiful book, illustrated with 4 tipped-in color plates by Robinson, plus a decorative title page and decorations on each page of text. Rarely found with the box.

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        I MACCHIAIOLI TOSCANI NELLA COLLEZIONE DI ENRICO CHECCUCCI DI FIRENZE.

      In-4 p., mz. tela edit., pp. 14, con 216 tavv. in b.n. f.t., di cui 13 a colori. Catalogo di questa importante raccolta in cui figurano pitture a olio di: Abbati, Banti, Boldini, Borrani, Cabianca, Cecioni, D'Ancona, De Tivoli, Fattori, Lega, Sernesi, Signorini e anche acquerelli, tempere, disegni, acqueforti di: Abbati, Boldini, Cecioni, Fattori, Sernesi e Tricca. Ben conservato.

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        The Greene Murder Case

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, First Printing, first state, with 1928 in Roman numerals on title page (MCMXXVIII) and "copyright 1928" on copyright page with Scribner's seal (first state copies carry only the year 1928 on copyright page, while second state copies are corrected to reflect the copyright obtained for the serialization and read "copyright 1927, 1928.) BOOK DESCRIPTION: Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright white unchipped lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny surface nicks to rear board outside edge; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean original endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 388 pgs. Original dustjacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), with very small chip to rear spine corner (approx. 1/2" wide by 1/4" deep), very slight edge wear and small light creases, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce and highly collectable. Approx. 8" x 5-1/2". Mystery.

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        MANUEL DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES

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

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        Gambado on Horseback

      n.p n.d ca. 1928 n.p, n.d, ca. 1928. Image 10 x 11 inches; matted and framed to 17 x 17 inches overall. Pen, crayon and watercolor illustration. . A preliminary study for the plate "The Dray Horse makes a Noble Hunter" for An Academy for Grown Horsemen, by "Geoffrey Gambado" (Sir William H. Bunbury), published by Wm. E. Rudge, Mt. Vernon, NY, 1929. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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        The Million Dollar Story

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1928.. First Edition. Red Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall black titles front & spine, the first hardback edn. (originally pub. as a pbck. in 1926) foxing to edges, top edge dusty, slight colour loss to top & bottom of spine, D/J. has closed tears to front bottom edge & small pieces missing from top & bottom of spine, the front col. D/J. illust. shows a balding man at a table laying down the law to an unimpressed young 1920's woman while, on the spine, a chap sporting a bow tie & centre-parting enters through a door, back cover & inner flaps listing other titles, sold at two shillings & sixpence originally this is a scarce title to find complete with D/J., 156 pages.

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        THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS AND OTHER TALES

      London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.,. 1928. original green-and-yellow variegated cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blind, top edge stained green and light brown.. Bookplate on front paste-down partially (and a bit roughly) removed,. otherwise a fine copy. (#75408). First edition, British issue. Collects fourteen stories. The author's second and scarcest collection of weird tales, preceded by MIDNIGHT HOUSE (1910). "Good stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 767. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 88-9. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 193-94. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4- 114. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-81. See Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1532-35. Bleiler (1978), p. 95. Reginald 06885.

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        Die Welt der Pflanze: Crassula (Band II)

      Auriga Verlag Berlin: Auriga-Verlag, 1928. Hardcover. g. 8vo. 56pp. Paper-covered boards with illustrated paste-down. Some discoloration and staining to boards. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Corners rubbed. Profusely illustrated with 41 reproductions of b/w photographs, including paste-down on front cover by Albert Renger-Patzsch, cover being in "second state." First published book to show the work of Renger-Patzsch, who later became famous for "Die Welt ist Schön." Volume II of the series "Die Welt der Pflanze." "Einzeldarstellungen von Pflanzengruppen mit zahlreichen Bildtafeln, sowie textlichen Berichten nach verschiedenen Naturforschern." This work was published by Auriga in three different editions which varied in size and cover art. Text in German. Binding in good, interior in very good condition.

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        President Coolidge's Address on Secondary Education Delivered at Andover, Massachusetts, on May 19, 1928, in Commemoration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy

      N.p. 1928 [N.p., 1928]. (PHILLIPS ANDOVER ACADEMY) 8vo. [24] pp., folded sheets printed on outside recots and versos only. Original black morocco, spine and upper board titled in gilt, spine worn, else fine. OCLC: 5578181 . Coolidge's address, delivered as President, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Philips Academy. Coolidge recounts the circumstances of the founding of the school, drawing parallels with the near-contemporaneous founding of the United States of America. Coolidge did not attend Andover, though he his closely associated with Massachusetts - he attended Amherst College and made his name in politcs in Massachusetts, becoming governor of the state

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        "Den som chematiskt [sic.] förklarande".

      Egenhändigt diktmanuskript från 1928. Fem rader i svart bläck, osignerat. 36 x 22,5 cm. Arkivmässigt insatt i ett fint nytt omslag. Tillsammans med ytterligare ett manuskript, incipit: "Jag är arm och ringa" (28,5 x 21,5 cm), maskinskrivet eller renskrivet på maskin och med signaturen "Harry Martinson" i blyerts, möjligen av annan hand men med samma utmärkta proveniens. Manuskripten är ej daterade av Martinson, men härrör enligt en handskriven notering från arbetet med debutsamlingen Spökskepp. Det egenhändiga manuskriptet är från 1928 enligt påskrift på baksidan och det maskinskrivna alltså senast från 1929. De små dikterna tycks inte vara publicerade, åtminstone inte i Spökskepp.. Proveniens: Olle Wedholm och hans fästmö Vera Bergstedt. Wedholm (1908-1995) var en vän till Artur Lundkvist från Birkagårdens folkhögskola på 1920-talet, självskriven i den antologi som Lundkvist planerade, det som till slut blev Fem unga. Bonniers refuserade dock 'Sex unga' redan hösten 1928 och när en ny framstöt gjordes ett år senare var Wedholms bidrag återtaget eller struket, oklart vilket. Enligt Sandgrens minnesartikel i Bonniers Litterära Magasin 1951 tvekade han "att nedstiga på cirkus och slåss i allas åsyn".Olle och Vera (f. 1908) lärde känna Harry Martinson genom Lundkvist hösten 1927. Paret avsåg att besöka Harry och Moa i deras torp i Sorunda, men avskräcktes av att Moa inte var i bästa form vid tillfället, vilket framgick av ett ganska obalanserat brev hon skrev till dem. Men i maj 1929 deltog Olle och Vera i firandet av att Bonniers antagit Martinsons debutbok, och när Spökskepp utkom recenserade Wedholm den i Arbetaren

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        ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE ... WITH A PREFACE BY PADRAIC COLUM

      New York: Crosby Gaige 1928. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928.. Gilt cloth, t.e.g. Trace of faint rubbing at toe of spine, light, neat pencil acquisition note on free endsheet (dated 1929), otherwise a fine copy in custom cloth-covered slipcase. First edition in book form. One of 800 numbered copies, signed by the author, from a total edition of 850. The first owner notes this copy was acquired when "tempted by this at Random House - succumbed!" Random House distributed a portion of the edition. SLOCUM & CAHOON A32.

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        Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechtehaltung des Begreiffes des Fernparallelismus.

      Berlin, Gruyter & Co., 1928. 4to. Orig. printed orange wrappers. Offprint/Sonderabruck aus Sitzungsberichten...pp. (1)-7. Fine fresh copy.. Firsrt edition of the rare Offprint, still called "Abdruck", but now having separate pagination and separate printed title, see Weil No. 161 where this is not mentioned.The early Offprints from "Sitzungsberichten..." are called "Sonderabdruck" up to Weil No.165 (including this). From Weil 166 they are called "Sonderausgabe...". - Before 161 (up to 160) the Offprints do not have separate title and pagination (the pagination follows the numbering in the periodical). From 166 the Offprint has both separate printed title and pagination. - ( So Weil Nos 161-165 is still "Abdruck", but with separate title and pagination). These facts are not mentioned in the bibliographies

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        Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems

      Privately printed, 1928.. Allen Lane would often give away privately printed, limited edition books as gifts to his friends and authors at Christmas. The great majority of these relate to his years with Penguin, where the books usually had some connection with a forthcoming publication, or an important event, such as the Lady Chatterley trial. For further information see: ttp://www.finebooksmagazine.com/issue/0306/allan_lane.phtml. This was his first such offering, in 1928, soon after he had taken over as managing director at the Bodley Head. It is a modest offering, essentially an edition of one of the Bodley Head's 'Helicon' series. But this edition comes in a special binding, in quarter cream linen and green marbled board covers. On the flyleaf is a message from Allen and Dick (Richard) Lane, one of his brothers (his youngest brother John was probably abroad at the time). On the title page verso it states: 'This specially bound Edition is limited to two hundred and fifty copies for private circulation of which this is No. 138. The number is inked in. Condition is very good; few faults. Needless to say this book is now extraordinarily rare.

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        Black Gold promotional brochure or pressbook early African American cinema

      Florida: The Norman Film Studios, 1928. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. BLACK GOLD WAS AN "ALL COLORED CAST" SILENT FILM PRODUCED IN 1928. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11" long and 3 1/2" wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14". With orange, blue, and black poster cover with photographs showing scenes from the movie with text as follows: Coming To This Theater. (This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card). The Norman Film Studios . Presents Black Gold. Thrilling Epic Of The Oil Fields With All Colored Cast. One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples. A Smashing Photo-Play Co-Starring Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, Original Lafayette Players. Steve Reynolds, "Peg" [,] Alfred Norcom, United States Marshal, L.B. Tatums and The Entire City Of Tatums, Okla. The other three pages have many photographs from the film, tips on promoting the film, a letter from R.E. Norman to the cinema owner, and an article on making the picture in Tatums, Oklahoma which was founded by a Kentucky born "adventuresome colored man" who founded the town over thirty years before when Oklahoma was the Indian Territory. The article also speaks of John Crisp who brought in three producing oil wells and the troubles he had with crooked drilling contractors, which was the basis for the movie., , "He (Norman) soon went into business for himself and by 1920 had made a number of short films as a traveling film producer. After 1920 Norman established himself and his company in Jacksonville, Florida, and began producing all black films. He made several of these "race" films in the 1920's and distributed them through the 1930's. Norman continued to be involved with the motion picture industry in one capacity or another until the mid 1950's. Among the films produced by Norman are Belle Starr (1912), The Man at the Throttle (1915), Sleepy Sam the Sleuth (1915), The Wrecker (1915), The Green Eyed Monster (1916 and 1920), Pro Patria (1916), The Love Bug (1920), The Crimson Skull (1921), The Bull Dogger (1921), Regeneration (1923), The Flying Ace (1926), and Black Gold (1928). quoted from Indiana University Archives, which holds the R.E. Norman papers,

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1928 In the salmon pink cloth covers with gilt image and tooling to front cover. Spine has faded a little, title in gilt, edges bumped a little. Internally, a small owners name to half title, clean tight and bright, (xi), 178 pp, printed by Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich. A superb first edition of one of the most popular Childrens titles.

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        Notes & Sketches Made During Two Years on the "Discovery"

      Paperback. Holywell Press, Oxford, 1928. 4to, 52pp, ills throughout, maps. Orig. printed white paper wrps, front cover detached, g+. Spence 544. Presentation copy from the author to Charles Singer. Very scarce. Two years whaling research trip to to the South Atlantic Ocean, including South Georgia, Falklands, Gough Island.

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        On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem.London: C.F. Hodgson & Son, 1936-1937. First edition.

      A fine set, not ex-library, of arguably the single most important theoretical work in the history of computing. In this paper Turing introduced the concept of a 'universal machine', an imaginary computing device designed to replicate the mathematical 'states of mind' and symbol-manipulating abilities of a human computer. Turing conceived of the universal machine as a means of answering the last of the three questions about mathematics posed by David Hilbert in 1928: (1) is mathematics complete; (2) is mathematics consistent; and (3) is mathematics decidable. Hilbert's final question, known as the 'Entscheidungsproblem', is concerned with whether there exists a definite method, or 'mechanical process', that can be applied to any mathematical assertion, and which is guaranteed to produce a correct decision as to whether that assertion is true or not. The logician Kurt Gödel had already in 1931 shown that arithmetic (and by extension mathematics) could not be both consistent and complete. Turing showed, by means of his universal machine, mathematics is undecidable. To demonstrate this, Turing came up with the concept of 'computable numbers', which are numbers defined by some definite rule, and thus calculable on the universal machine. These computable numbers would include every number that could be arrived at through arithmetical operations, finding roots of equations, and using mathematical functions like sines and logarithms - every number that could possibly arise in computational mathematics. Turing then showed that these computable numbers could in turn give rise to uncomputable ones, ones that could not be calculated using a definite rule, and that therefore there could be no 'mechanical process' for solving all mathematical questions, since computing an uncomputable number was an example of an unsolvable problem. Turing's idea of a 'universal machine' was given the name "Turing machine" by Church. The concept of the Turing machine has become the foundation of modern computer science. Origins of Cyberspace 394. Richard Green Library (Christie's sale 2013, lot 326). Erwin Thomas Library T61 and T62.. In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Vol.42: pp.230-265 and Vol.43: pp.544-546 ("A Correction"). The complete volumes offered in near contemporary cloth with gilt spine lettering, completely clean and fresh throughout - a fine set

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        ORLANDO. A Biography. Signed

      New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928 The First edition. Limited to 800 copies [of a total run of 861] printed on pure rag paper & signed by Virginia Woolf at the colophon in purple ink. Elegant typography design by Frederic Warde. Preceding all other Trade editions. Publisher's attractive, elaborately gilt-decorated black cloth binding, patterned in gold on the spine in six panels, lettered in gold in the second panel. Very neat contemporary well designed small bookplate on the front pastedown. A fine, bright faultless example. Woolf's amazing fictitious history of four centuries of transgender "biography" about a mythical being named Orlando who starts life as an Elizabethan nobleman who transforms into a woman poet of vast social insight. Written for & inspired by Woolf's friend, & lover [possibly], Vita Sackville-West, to whom the book was dedicated. Considering her time, an extraordinarily courageous achievement in English letters & fantastic literature. Basis for the splendid Sally Potter 1993 film starring Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane et al. TBCL. Kirkpatrick A11a. * Custom black cloth TBCL slipcase in very fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        RAWDON'S ROOF

      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Lawrence on the limitation page meant for sale of a total edition of 530. Copy #385. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Hand set in Imprint Shadow and printed by Robert MacLehose & Co. at the University Press. Spine ends with touch of shelfwear, offsetting to endpages and small owner book plate on front pastedown; dustjacket with narrow six inch chip on spine, chipped spine topedge, upper corners with some loss and toning but intact and folds werll on book. Very Good condition in a just Good dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        The Set-up (First Edition)

      Covici Friede New York: Covici Friede, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket is bright, with a lightly faded spine, and two small chips (at the crown and one corner). 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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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Riviere, 1928. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Gilbert James with twelve illustrations; eleven are in black and white, but the frontispiece is beautifully hand-colored for this edition. Printed on Studio hand-made paper. Beautifully hand bound by Riviere in full pumpkin-colored calf; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, ornately gilt. The compartments, except for the title, are tooled with a serpent and chalice, gilt. The upper board features a vignette of a large gilt chalice with a serpent in leather onlay, underlying buff with green accents for the scales. Gilt rule borders and corner circles are tooled onto the upper and lower boards. All edges gilt. Marbled paper endpapers with gilt inner dentelles of grapes and grape leaves. There is wear to the spine tips and to a part of the rear board edge; neat, artful and nearly invisible repair of the joints; some darkening to the leather else this is a very good copy in a skillfully executed binding.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Marie Laurencin.

      With 32 black and white reproductions and 4 in colours. Paris, Éditions des quatre Chemins, 1928. 4°. No pagination. Transparent cover worn. Topedge stained.. Text in French.One of 100 copies including an original, signed engraving. No. 98 of 69 copies on »papier d'Arches«. Total number of copies 1.125

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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        The Autobiography of Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury with an Introduction By CH Hereford

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1928 Number 203 of 300, bound in brown buckram with the Herbert arms blocked in gilt on upper cover. Gilt spine titling. On Batchelor hand made paper, (xv), 93 pp, 9 wood engravings by HW Bray, completed in March 10th 1928, some very faint scratches to the front and rear covers and the corners are bumped slightly. Spine's edges are slightly bumped. (Harrop 10/ p188)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Golden Age

      London John Lane The Bodley Head 1928. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION Number 17 of 275 copies signed by Kenneth Grahame and Ernest Shepard on the limitation page. Large paper edition bound in marbled boards with vellum spine.Endpapers foxed else a lovely copy. VG+ in rather battered slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Barnoble-books]
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        Departure

      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. .

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