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        The Romance of Perfume

      New York: Richard Hudnut,, 1928. Octavo. Original illustrated paper boards, titles to front cover red and black, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. With 12 page ribbon and wire stitched booklet to pocket at rear pastedown. In the glassine wrapper. Housed in the publisher's plain cream slipcase. Illustrated title page, 8 colour plates by Barbier, 4 full page colour illustrations in booklet. Light foxing to bottom edge, an excellent bright copy in the browned jacket with nicks to edges, short closed tears to inner edge of front panel and upper outer corner of rear flap. First edition, first printing of Le Gallienne's discourse of the history and variety of perfume. With the inlaid booklet, At 20 Rue de la Paix, written by parfumeur Hudnot about the selection of perfumes available in his Paris Perfumery. Hudnut focussed on the aesthetics of the shopping experience, as demonstrated in this lavishly illustrated edition; indeed his original New York shop became a tourist attraction due to its elaborate décor. Uncommon complete with the wrapper and booklet.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Farmyard Cottage from Scenes of the French Countryside.

      1928 1928 - Soft crease to the margin of the lower right corner hidden by the mount. Stone lithograph on Rives wove paper. Sheet size: 30 x 40 cm. Signed in the stone by Fry. The image is probably from around Cassis, South of France. Fry took up lithography in 1927. Only a handful of farmyard and landscape scenes were executed in this medium as Fry chose to concentrate mainly on church interiors. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CINQ CONTES. La ficelle - La bête à Mait'Belhomme - Le petit fut - Aux champs - Toine. Eaux-Fortes de GASTON NICK.

      René Kieffer, Paris 1928 - 4º, 107 págs. ilustradas con 20 bellos aguafuertes, originales de Gasrton Nick. Eemplar nº 415 de un tiraje de 450 ejemplares sobre papel vélin. Encuadernación firmada por Brugalla, en medio marroquín, lomo con letras doradas, corte superior dorado. Excelente ejemplar. Literatura francesa. Bibliofilia. French literature. Bibliophilism.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

      Florence: Privately printed, 1928. Early printing, a pirated edition. Tall 8vo, original black moire pattered cloth with a paper label on the spine printed in red and black. 365. A pleasing copy, the black cloth a bit mellowed on the spine, a touch of expected shelving. This pirated edition was printed just shortly after the first edition and is nearly identical in format to the true first. These unauthorized pirated editions that followed the printing of the first edition would induce Lawrence in 1929 to write the essay "My Skirmish With Jolly Roger," A tirade against the numerous pirated editions of his book, the bookshops that discretely distributed them and, incidentally, against those who suggested he should issue an expurgated edition. It was not until 1960 that Penguin Books in London took on the risk of publishing an authorized edition in full and they were consequently prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act 1959. The later acquittal proved a victory for not only the eminent authors who appeared as witnesses at the celebrated trial (including E.M. Forster, R. Hoggart, and H. Gardner) and Penguin Books, but for writing and publishing in general.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Scarce Inscribed Photograph in Slavik

      1928. unbound. Written across an original 1926 photograph by G.L. Manuel Freres and onto the studio's custom-made mat, with an oversize signature. 6.75 x 4.5 inches, matted to 11.5 x 8.5 inches -- a gorgeous portrait photo taken when Baker was 20 years old and signed two years later in 1928. Creased and partially torn in the upper left corner, affecting the matte but not the photo. Good condition. American-born French dancer, singer, actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and "The Creole Goddess.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Signed Photograph at age 22

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed vintage early sepia postcard hotograph of the legendary African American entertainer. An unusual costumed stage performance image, signed "Souvenir de Josephine Baker / 1928 / Paris." Extensive spotted surface losses along the right edge of the image, but only slightly affecting parts of the signature. 9 x 14 cm. <br><br><br />Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker."

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        Works [Manuscript Argonaut Edition, complete in ten volumes]

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. Limited edition, number 212 of 245 sets. Slight darkening at foot of seven spines, slightest rubbing and shelfwear, overall in good condition, internally clean and fresh. 10 volumes, 8vo. Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of Norris in volume one. Publisher's vellum-paper boards, covers stamped in gilt with hexagonal device inclosing Norris's initials and three shafts of wheat, spine gilt-ruled and -lettered, top edges gilt, others uncut. This copy without the original manuscript leaf that was laid-in to the set. The set includes introductions by H. L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser, and Christopher Morley. The tenth volume, edited by Norris's brother Charles, is the first edition of 'Collected Writings Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form.'.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        A Historical Sketch of the Town of Clermont

      Privately Printed. The Hudson Press, Hudson, NY 1928 - First Edition. Frontispiece, folding map at back, illustrated throughout. [12], 149pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED TO ELEANOR FROM FDR, THE FIRST WE HAVE HAD. Inscribed by FDR on the ffep: "To my wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt descendant of the Chancellor and reared on these acres, from Franklin D. Roosevelt." A powerful association of the future President and First Lady. uses his wife's full given name and proudly notes her famous ancestor Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), who served as chancellor of New York State - the highest judicial post at that time - from 1777-1801, and kept the title as an honorific for the rest of his life. Hunt's book is exactly the sort of antiquarian history that relished, mixing genealogy with the major political and military events in this region of Columbia County, in the Catskills. Eleanor Roosevelt was not a direct descendant of the Chancellor, but the great-great granddaughter of one of his brothers, Philip Livingston (1741-1787). Gray boards , without paper spine label, top edge gilt, stain on back board. In a brown half brown morocco slipcase, with chemise, by European Bookbinders Frontispiece, folding map at back, illustrated throughout. [12], 149pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Outermost House

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1933, c1928. Reprint of 1933. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board which is quite bright and clean. The top edge is trimmed with a light blue-gray stain and the other edges of the text block are untrimmed. A small octavomeasuring 8" by 5 1/2" with a small closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong.Without its very scarce issued dust jacket. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page: "To Harold and Helen Arnold | from a grateful newcomer | to the Isles of Shoals | Henry Beston". Also, tipped on to the fly title page is an original, 4" by 2 1/3", black and white photograph of the author standing in shorts, sport coat and tie at the corner of a stone structure with waves breaking in the distance. Sub-titled: "A year of life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod" is the treasured, natural history classic narrative of Beston's year-long stay at the "Fo'castle" (a small, two-room cottage overlooking the beach facing the Atlantic Ocean). In 1959 Beston gave his little cabin and surrounding acreage to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In 1964 to honor Beston and his book the cabin was dedicated a National Literary Landmark.222 pages of text and illustrated with 31 black and white photographic plates by William A. Bradford and others.Laid-in at the rear of the book is a color 1985 postcard of the Outermost House, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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        Coming of Age in Samoa.

      New York: William Morrow & Company,, 1928. A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation. Octavo. Original navy cloth, spine lettered in silver, front board illustrated with palm trees in silver. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine a little rolled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, dust jacket spine browned, jacket joints partially split, some nicks and small tears to extremities including head of spine, remnants of tape repair to jacket verso, overall a very good copy. First edition, first printing, of Mead's first and pioneering book, which launched her career as an internationally recognised anthropologist. Based on her immersive field work in American Samoa in 1925, it is one of the most widely read anthropology books ever published; its unwavering influence during the following decades is evidenced by the publication of Derek Freeman's denunciation, Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth, in 1983. His refutation of Mead's conclusions sparked a new wave of arguments regarding the nature and nurture debate, which became known as the Mead-Freeman controversy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Saggi di etica e di filosofia del diritto

      FRATELLI BOCCA EDITORI, 1928. ITALIANO 0,37 Libro rilegato la copertina riporta leggera usura, si notano i bordi stanchi e gli angoli ammaccati, il dorso con leggere abrasioni, i tagli e le pagine con un normale ingiallimento, la legatura allentata USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        La flèche d'or

      First edition of the French translation, one of 110 numbered copies on laid Lafuma Navarre and reimposed in quarto foolscap, deluxe edition. Binding half ... Insolated back tail. Nrf Paris 1928 17x22cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1928. First edition. A near fine copy, top edge a little dusty in a about very good dust jacket, rubbing to folds, chip along top edge from upper right corner of rear panel, across top of spine-affecting the lettering in 'London", and to upper left front panel-affecting the 'L' in London of the title lettering. some age darkening to spine, chip to upper rear corner at spine fold. (11639). Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi 1-261 [262; ad, 263-266; publishers catalog], frontispiece and seven inserted plates, original green cloth stamped in black. Photoplay edition, which is also the first edition, with stills from the famous 1927 MGM film starring Lon Chaney. This is a 'lost film', no known print of this film exists. Novelization of the Tod Browning screenplay.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        'Sherston Trilogy' A SET OF FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTINGS, ALL IN ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPERS Comprising 'Fox-Hunting Man'/'Infantry Officer'/'Sherston's Progress'

      Faber, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. Comrising: 'Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'/'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' and 'Sherston's Progress'. Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man - A very good+ book with some browning to the spine and some minor spotting to the end-papers. 'A' to the second free end-paper. No inscriptions. In a very good+ wrap- per which is unclipped a small chip to the head of the spine and a thin one to the foot of the spine. 'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' - A near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ (deeply) clipped wrapper with a minor chip to the head of the spine and a little to corners - a very bright example. 'Sherston's Progress' - a near fine book without inscriptions with some spotting to the page edges. In a near fine wrapper which is unclipped and has minute sliver of loss to the top of the spine - none of the usual browning to the spine. Complete with the rare Evening Standard/Book Society and Book Guild wrap-around band and also included is the Faber and Faber postcard. A lovely set of Sassoon's famous 'fictional autobiography' and the only set of the trade editions available for sale at the time of writing.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Four Lectures on Wave Mechanics (Delivered at The Royal Institution on 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th March, 1928)

      Blackie & Son Limited, London and Glasgow 1928 - Viii, 53 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. A Very Clean, Crisp Example, Gilt Bright, No Fraying Or Damage; Touch Of Rubbing At Corners, Endpapers Show Even Browning. Dust Jacket Is Very Good, Priced 5S. On Front Cover, Virtually Complete, Some Rubbing And Wear At Corners, With Three 1/8" Chips At Corners Of Spine, And A Smaller Chip At The Tips Only; Spine Browned, With A Rub Affecting Part Of The Letter "S" In "Mechanics". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Decline and Fall.

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd,, 1928. An Illustrated Novelette. Octavo. Original red and black marbled cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 4 illustrations in the text, all by Evelyn Waugh. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, slight rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, small mark to foot of spine; a very good copy in the jacket with browned spine and panel edges, minor loss to head of spine, chips to extremities, a little cracking to creases. First edition, first impression. The author's remarkable first novel, with his own illustrations, in the dust jacket also designed by him. After the book was rejected for indecency by Duckworth's, the publisher of his earlier biography of Rossetti, Waugh offered the manuscript to Chapman & Hall, but he did so while his father, who was the managing director of the firm, was away on holiday. The acting-director agreed to publish the novel and Arthur Waugh returned to London to discover that his son was his firm's newest author. When Arthur Waugh's biography was published three years later, however, Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies, the two novels published under his directorship of Chapman & Hall, were not mentioned. The indelicate material, which Martin Stannard has since revealed in fact did go through some "taming" revisions, was perhaps too much for the elder Waugh.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nightseed - in the original dust wrapper

      Jonathan Cape, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1928. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper with a closed tear to the front hinge. A chip to the head of the spine and a repaired chip to the bottom. Some light loss to the corners. Exceptionally rare in the original T. Lee Elliott designed wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        [Franklin, Miles.] Up the country. * Ten creek's run. * Back to Bool Bool

      Edinburgh & London: Blackwood & Sons, 1928. The pseudonymous (accepted as Miles Franklin) author's second, third, and fourth books, a trilogy dealing with early settlements in Australia. 3 volumes, 8vo, dust-jackets, that on Ten Creeks Run a little chipped with a small piece missing from the border of the front panel; otherwise very good set. "Up the Country is a chronicle-story of settlement begun in the Monaro district of south-eastern New South Wales about 1830, and carries to the end of the 1860s. Ten Creeks Run follows the fortunes of the same family to the mid 1890s. Back to Bool Bool (set in suburban Sydney) ... links these origins with a still later generation in 1927-28" (Miller, Australian Literature, a Bibliography to 1938, p. 80).

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        ALL KNEELING

      New York and London: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1928. First edition. A near fine copy, slight lean, in a near fine dust jacket, touch of shelf wear to spine ends, faint vertical crease to spine panel. A quite nice copy. (10037). Octavo, cloth. Basis for the Nicholas Ray film noir Born to Be Bad (1950) with Joan Fontaine, Zachary Scott and Robert Ryan.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Raggedy Animal Book

      Rand McNally and Company, Chicago 1928 - 4to. 98pp. Green cloth, full color pictorial paste-on to the upper board. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color. Neat gift inscription on the front free endpaper else a fine, bright copy. In the scarce dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed in places, lacks a couple of tiny bits at the edges, else is near fine. It also has a full color past-on to the front panel. One of the most desired and best books by the illustrator of the Thornton Burgess series. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        L'arte del libro e della rivista nei paesi dell'Europa e d'America.Bologna,Cesare Ratta,1927-

      Bologna,Ratta 1928 - Perfetto esemplare. Opera in due volumi stampata in 750 esemplari numerati su carta a mano di Fabriano. Nostro esemplare n°447. Con più di mille illustrazioni nel testo e fuori testo. In-folio;424 pp./XXXIII+486 tavole+XVI pp. Legatura editoriale in cartonato a stampa. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La carta bianca studio bibliografico]
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        JOHN BROWN'S BODY

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Good copy of the dustwrapper, missing some small pieces on the spine and split there but with a very presentable appearance under mylar. First Trade Edition after the printing of 201 signed deluxe copies of this popular success and Pulitzer Prize winner. INSCRIBED and SIGNED "For W. L. Thompson Jr./with the best wishes of the author,/Stephen Vincent Benet/July 25 -1942."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Caltagirone

      1928. Acquaforte tirata su carta Cina, mm.188x203 alla battuta, compresi marg. bianchi mm. 315x433. Firma a matita in basso a destra, titolo in basso a sinistra. Timbro a secco 'Luigi Bartolini incise all'acquaforte'. Fresca tiratura, alcuni aloni rossastri ai marg. bianchi, senza coinvolgimento della parte incisa. (Cfr. Luigi Bartolini. Le incisioni della collezione Timpanaro", p.115: "Una delle incisioni più amate dal Timpanaro")

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        The Last Post

      A. & C. Boni, New York 1928 - Second American edition, preceding publication in England - very good in defective dustwrapper, inscribed to the dedicatees of Ford's autobiography, "Return to Yesterday": "For Mickey & Eileen Lake in remembrance of New York & St. Katherine's Day MCMXXX". With a sketch by Ford, echoing the design of the dustwrapper, of musical annotation emerging from a trumpet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        LEST YE DIE: A STORY FROM THE PAST OR OF THE FUTURE

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xi [xii-xiv] 1-281 [282: blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, fore-edge untrimmed. First U.S. edition. One of the more important scientific romances of the 1920s, being a rewritten and retitled version of THEODORE SAVAGE: A STORY OF THE PAST OR THE FUTURE (1922). This catastrophe novel "... bitterly depicts a future war in whose aftermath the people of the UK, driven out of the cities, revert to superstitious barbarism. The ironically named protagonist lives to a great age in a small village full of savages who think of pre-collapse artifacts as obscene. Hamilton is one of the first -- and among the darkest -- of those UK novelists whose vision of things was shaped by WWI, which they saw as foretelling the end of civilization." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 537-38. "A particularly effective and chilling version of the theme that dominates British speculative fiction between the wars." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-48. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-484. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 998. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 393. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 49. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 150. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 103. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 512. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 170. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 240. Bleiler (1978), p. 92. Reginald 06689. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with touch of wear at upper spine end and upper corner tips and some general dust soiling. All editions of this book are uncommon and seldom found in dust jackets. (#149466)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Station. Athos: Treasures and Men.

      The First UK Printing published by Duckworth in 1928. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original Blue cloth has a little rubbing at the corners. Gilt titling remains very bright. Light toning to the text block with a little spotting to the prelims. Pages remain clean. Free from erasures and inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little toned to the spine with mild edge wear with a little loss to the lower front edge and spine ends. A few professional Japanese tissue paper repairs to the verso. The coloured designs to the covers remain very bright. Mild vertical crease to the spine. The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. One of Byron's earliest titles with a frontispiece of Simopetra and 32 further B/W photographic illustrations, mainly by the author. In a 1984 reprint of The Station, John Julius Norwich, himself a life-long traveller, writes in a very erudite Introduction : 'No better portrait of the Holy Mountain exists than this, written as it was nearly sixty years ago; nor is it likely to be surpassed in the future. Here, in short, is a classic. And a classic it will remain. What higher praise than this can be gained by someone who was only twenty-two when he wrote the book. Robert Byron changed the English-speaking world's view of Byzantine art and culture through 'The Station' and 'The Byzantine Achievement', published the year after. This book is therefore more than a travel book and more than a study of the monastic society of Mount Athos. It is also a historical enquiry into the civilization of Byzantium seen in its only surviving manifestation. With typical Byzantine complexity the obscure title of the book is only explained in the last sentence : 'This is the Holy Mountain Athos, station of a faith where all the years have stopped'.' Byron was to go on to write his classic title 'The Road To Oxiana' in 1937 before being tragically killed aged 35 in 1941 after his ship, the 'SS Jonathan Holt', was torpedoed by U-97 a submarine in the North Atlantic. His body was never found. A very sharp title and scarce title to find with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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        Orlando.

      New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928.. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND LIMITED. Large octavo, pp.333; [1], blank; [1], limitation; [1], blank. Signed to the verso of the half title by the author. Original black cloth tooled in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Contents fine, discreet gift note on flyleaf (to Diana Buckley, 1936). Binding shows some general wear and signs of use. Remains a presentable and affordable example of the true first, which precedes the Hogarth edition by nine days. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's intimate friend Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is generally considered one of Woolf's most accessible novels; basis for the 1992 movie, starring Tilda Swinton and Quentin Crisp.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        ASHENDEN OR THE BRITISH AGENT

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. First U.S. edition. A very good copy, some fading to spine panel coloring, some spotting to cloth in a very good dust jacket, triangular chip to top of spine panel (not affecting lettering), chipped piece along top of front panel, approximately 4.3 cm long by .5 cm deep with some abrasion, small chip to upper right front corner, small tear to upper right rear corner, some age darkening to spine panel, some darkening to rear panel. Uncommon in the dust jacket. (8503). Octavo, cloth. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume; Queen's Quorum #78. Maugham's book is based on first hand knowledge of the world of espionage as he was a British agent during World War I. States Eric Ambler: 'the first fictional work on the subject [the life of a secret agent] by a writer of stature with first-hand knowledge of what he is writing about' see Who's Who in Spy Fiction by Donald McCormick, pp. 137-39.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Der Gaulschreck im Rosennetz. Eine skurrile Erzählung. Mit einem Vorwort von O. A. H. Schmitz, einer Titelvignette und 23 (davon 11 ganzseitigen) Illustrationen des Autors

      Artur Wolf, Wien 1928 - 115 S. Etwas größerer Orig.-Leinenband. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Autors in Bleistift: "Vom Verfasser überreicht. Wien 16. Mai 36 F. v. Herzmanovsky-Orlando I. Opering [sic!] 5." "Herzmanovsky erzählt diese grotesk abwegige Geschichte in einer barock verschnörkelten poetischen Sprache, die die vergangenen Welt Alt-Österreichs lebendig werden läßt" (Kindlers Neues Literaturlexikon). Es handelt sich um die - neben einem Privatdruck in 100 Exemplaren - einzige Buchveröffentlichung des Autors zu Lebzeiten; bekannt wurde er erst durch die von Friedrich Torberg stark bearbeitete vierbändige Werkausgabe nach seinem Tode. 1934 schrieb der Verleger an den Autor, er habe in den sechs Jahren nur 235 Exemplare verkauft, sieben wurden zurückgesandt, 90 Besprechungsexemplare wurden versandt sowie sechs Pflicht- und vier Autorenexemplare verteilt! Auch eine Titelauflage als "Der letzte Hofzwerg" blieb erfolglos, so daß das Buch schließlich verramscht wurde. Beiliegend eine farbige Originalfotogafie Herzmanovsky-Orlandos auf Agfa-Fotopapier (ca. 17,5 x 13 cm), rückseitig mit Bleistift bezeichnet: "phot. Prof. Kosmas Peter Ziegler, Meran", dem Freund und Nachlaßverwalter des Autors. Der Vorderdeckel ist gering fleckig und die Goldprägung - wie meist - am Rücken und auf dem Vorderdeckel teilweise etwas abgeblättert, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Ashenden - First UK Edition 1928 - Rebound by Asprey

      Heinemann 1928 - A first edition, first printing bound in half-leather by Asprey and Co. Ltd. Gilt titling and page edging with marbled endpapers. A superb binding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Now the Sky & Other Poems

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni. 1928. First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with slight age-toning at the spine, and a very small chip at the crown. A very uncommon book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Christopher Robin Story Book - Rebound in full leather and SIGNED to the title page

      Methuen 1928 - A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1928. A good book with some light marks and spots to some pages and a little to the page edges. Superbly rebound in full blue leather with gilt lettering to the spine and marbled endpapers. SIGNED by the author without dedication to the title page. A rare signed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Images secrètes de Paris. 22 eaux-fortes par Assire

      rene kieffer 1928 - reliure demi cuir refaite superbe exemplaire N° 224 rare avec les eaux fortes d ASSIRE illustrant le paris canaille de mac ORLAN en 1928 rare superbe texte illustré par des magnifiques eaux fortes pour les amoureux de PARIS et de MAC ORLAN [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MBLIVRES]
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        Skizzenbuch mit 17 Orig.-Zeichnungen. 1928.

      17 Orig.-Zeichnungen in Tuschfeder und Bleistift lose beiliegend 3 weitere kleine Bleistift-Skizzen Vorderdeckel mit Aufdruck Georess 7211, Innendeckel mit Händlerschildchen Förderreuther/Zill, Nürnberg. Erstes Bl. datiert 1928, hinterer Spiegel mit blauem Nachlass-Stempel: "Aus dem Nachlasse Rudolf Schiestl". Der Band ist aufgeführt in: W. Kielmann - Rudolf Schiestl. Inaugural-Dissertation... Grote, 1935, S. 76. Deckel etwas beschabt und gebräunt, Papier leicht gebräunt - Unikat in Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: artestat]
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        The Raggedy Animal Book

      Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Pictures by Harrison Cady.. 4to. 98pp. Green cloth, full color pictorial paste-on to the upper board. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color. Neat gift inscription on the front free endpaper else a fine, bright copy. In the scarce dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed in places, lacks a couple of tiny bits at the edges, else is near fine. It also has a full color past-on to the front panel. One of the most desired and best books by the illustrator of the Thornton Burgess series. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Sie kommt - kommt sie? Roman. Einzig berechtigte Übersetzung aus dem Russischen von Jakob Margot Schubert und Gregor Jarcho.

      Ullstein, Berlin 1928 - 253 S. Hervorragend restaurierter keinformatiger Orig.-Leinenband. Nabokovs erster Roman "Maschenka" (russisch 1926), der bereits zahlreiche Motive des Spätwerks aufweist, spielt wie die meisten Romane der frühen Schaffensperiode des Autors in der russischen Emigrantenszene im Berlin der 1920er Jahre. Am 21.3.1928 unterzeichnete Nabokov den Verlagsvertrag, der neben der Buchausgabe auch einen Vorabdruck in der "Vossischen Zeitung" vorsah. Gerade die populäre und preiswerte Erscheinungsweise im Ullsteinverlag macht diese deutsche Erstausgabe mit dem Copyrightvermerk von 1928 heute fast unauffindbar. Die vier bislang im Handel nachweisbaren Exemplare waren zudem sämtlich Orig.-Broschuren in der Reihe der "Gelben Ullstein Bücher", meines Wissens ist dies der erste Nachweis für ein gebundenes Exemplar. Auch das "Deutsche Bücherverzeichnis" von 1932, das als Erscheinungsjahr übrigens - ebenso wie die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Leipzig - 1929 angibt, kennt nur die broschierte Ausgabe. Die Restauratorin hat sich bei der Reparatur selbst übertroffen: Der abgeplatzte Rücken des Originals wurde durch farblich passendes Leinen unterfüttert und wieder aufgezogen, so daß der Band dabei unbeschädigt seine originalen weißen Vorsatzpapiere behalten konnte. Insgesamt handelt es sich um ein gut erhaltenes, fleckenfreies Exemplar ohne Einträge und mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Theodor Fontane (= 6. Gabe des "Fontane Abend").

      Offiicina Serpentis für den Fontane-Abend, Berlin 1928 - 14 S., 1 Blatt Impressum, 1 weißes Blatt. Etwas größerer Orig.-Halbpergamentband mit pergamentverstärkten Eckchen. Eins von 75 handschriftlich numerierten und von Thomas Mann im Impressum eigenhändig signierten Exemplaren. Thomas Mann hatte seinen Fontane-Vortrag zunächst an der Lessing-Hochschule zu Berlin gehalten, bevor er später, mit geringfügigen Änderungen, als Einleitung der Fontaneausgabe des Reclam-Verlages diente. Doch auf Bitten von Eugen Pinner überließ er dem "Fontane-Abend" seinen Vortragstext für diese Mitgliedergabe, die die Officina Serpentis in der Leibniz-Fraktur setzte und auf der Handpresse abzog. Es handelt sich um ein schönes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieses Juwels für Fontanekenner mit allenfalls minimalen Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Works [Manuscript Argonaut Edition, complete in ten volumes]

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. 10 volumes, 8vo. Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of Norris in volume one. Publisher's vellum-paper boards, covers stamped in gilt with hexagonal device inclosing Norris's initials and three shafts of wheat, spine gilt-ruled and -lettered, top edges gilt, others uncut. This copy without the original manuscript leaf that was laid-in to the set. The set includes introductions by H. L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser, and Christopher Morley. The tenth volume, edited by Norris's brother Charles, is the first edition of 'Collected Writings Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form.'. Slight darkening at foot of seven spines, slightest rubbing and shelfwear, overall in good condition, internally clean and fresh.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        4 PS Handbuch

      Opel, Rüsselsheim, 1928. 40 S. mit 13 gefalteten Tafeln im Anhang, kartoniert (etwas fleckig/2 Seiten mit kleinen reparierten Einrissen)

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Piroscafo "Roma". NGI. Partenze da Napoli.

      Genova, Bozzo & Ceccarelli, 1928, manifesto di cm. 70 x 100, a colori, in ottimo stato. Bella immagine del "Roma" e sotto, le linee per il Sud e Nord America (Duilio, Colombo, Giulio Cesare & Augustus, Roma).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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