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        EXPERIMENTAL THEATER GOES ACROSS THE SOVIET UNION] Moskovsky gosudarstvenny kamerny teatr. Gastrol'naia poezdka po SSSR. Leto 1928 [i.e. The Moscow Kamerny Theatre. Tour Across the USSR. Summer of 1928]

      Moscow 1928 - 30, [2] pp.; ill., facs., port. 26x17,5 cm. In original wrappers. Damp stain on the side margin of the front cover and few pages. Otherwise very good. Very rare. With many black and white photographs of productions and set designs. This prospectus is dedicated to the summer tour of 1928 of the Moscow Kamerny Theatre. It includes portraits of the company including Alexander Tairov and Alisa Koonen, route (Baku, Kiev, Leningrad and others) and repertoire. Articles from theatre magazines and amazing and rare stage photographs are provided for Desire under the Elms, The Storm by Ostrovsky, Rozita, Antigone, Adrienna Lekuvrer, Day and Night, Girofle-Giroflia, Sirokko. The Kamerny Theatre in Moscow for the 35 years, this small, intimate experimental theatre became «recognized as a major force in Russian theatre» getting awards in different European countries at salons and exhibitions. For three decades the theater survived the effects of the Russian Revolution by remaining unpolitical, instead adopting a post-revolutionary romantic idealism and relying heavily on classical material from the east and west. But in 1928 the Kamerny put on Purple Island by Mikhail Bulgakov, which was a satire that openly mocked the government. So this is the last tour before Tairov and his theatre became ostracized for their experiments. No copies at the Worldcat. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [EXPERIMENTAL THEATER GOES ACROSS THE SOVIET UNION] Moskovsky gosudarstvenny kamerny teatr. Gastrol'naia poezdka po SSSR. Leto 1928 [i.e. The Moscow Kamerny Theatre. Tour Across the USSR. Summer of 1928]

      Moscow, 1928. 30, [2] pp.; ill., facs., port. 26x17,5 cm. In original wrappers. Damp stain on the side margin of the front cover and few pages. Otherwise very good. Very rare. With many black and white photographs of productions and set designs. This prospectus is dedicated to the summer tour of 1928 of the Moscow Kamerny Theatre. It includes portraits of the company including Alexander Tairov and Alisa Koonen, route (Baku, Kiev, Leningrad and others) and repertoire. Articles from theatre magazines and amazing and rare stage photographs are provided for Desire under the Elms, The Storm by Ostrovsky, Rozita, Antigone, Adrienna Lekuvrer, Day and Night, Girofle-Giroflia, Sirokko. The Kamerny Theatre in Moscow for the 35 years, this small, intimate experimental theatre became «recognized as a major force in Russian theatre» getting awards in different European countries at salons and exhibitions. For three decades the theater survived the effects of the Russian Revolution by remaining unpolitical, instead adopting a post-revolutionary romantic idealism and relying heavily on classical material from the east and west. But in 1928 the Kamerny put on Purple Island by Mikhail Bulgakov, which was a satire that openly mocked the government. So this is the last tour before Tairov and his theatre became ostracized for their experiments. No copies at the Worldcat.

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        The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays. [Inscribed Copy with an Autograph Letter Signed].

      New York, Coward-McCann. Number 362 of 750 copies (of a total of 775), signed by Thornton Wilder. 1928 - [Parial Colophon]: "This Edition [-] is printed on Canson Ingres hand-made paper The Binding is in Canson Mi-Teintes [paper] Typography is by S. A. Jacobs and the entire book produced under his supervision at The Van Rees Press New York". 6 5/8 inches x 9 7/8 in., numbered and signed limitation page; half-title; frontispiece portrait of Wilder, reproducing a Doris Ulmann photograph in black and white, with tissue guard; title-page printed in black and blue with borders and device; and inscribed at the top, in ink, by Thornton Wilder: M. H. [Munson Havens] from T. W. Foreword by Thornton Wilder; 149 pp. + colophon page. Dark blue paper over boards, with the titling in silver on the spine, blue and white, Coward-McCann candlestick design endpapers. The spine shows light fading, tanning to book edges; scattered tan spotting to the title-page, prelims. and some pages, upper cover corners show small bumps. This copy was inscribed for Cleveland, Ohio based book collector and author, Munson Havens (1873-1942), and bears his double silhouette bookplate (Munson Havens & Hetty Ganson Havens), on the front decorated paste-down endpaper. Munson Havens has inserted a signed letter from Thornton Wilder, partly regarding book signings; this is on a folded, 5 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. sheet of gray Whiting's Polo Cloth note paper: "Dear Mr. Havens--I've discovered that between the dreadful Press--the dept stores and their signings--which I suppose I must do to help the management build up its house for Tonight--that THEY have built up a full field day for me this p.m. and I'd better go through with it. So I have to ask you to release me from our good tranquil hour this afternoon, and look forward to seeing you after the Lecture. But lookit, when do we get an unencumbered talk on books per se; writing as writing, I mean, not items? However I shall be back some day in Town not as a pro. talker. And it can happen then. Ever [signed]: Thornton Wilder Tues. a.m. [added in pencil: Cleveland-April 2 1929]. The letter shows a central horizontal fold from being folded for mailing, some light, age-related tanning. Sold together only, the copy of the limited, signed book, with inscribed initials, and the letter that refers to book signings. Titles of the Plays: 1 Nascuntur Poetae; 2 Proserpina & the Devil; 3 Fanny Otcott; 4 Brother Fire; 5 The Penny that Beauty Spent; 6 The Angel on the Ship; 7 The Message and Jehanne; 8 Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came; 9 Centaurs; 10 Leviathan; 11 And the Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead; 12 Now the Servant's Name Was Malchus; 13 Mozart & the Grey Steward; 14 Hast Thou Considered my Servant Job? 15 The Flight into Egypt; 16 The Angel that Troubled the Waters. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Torrents of Spring

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1928. First. Second edition. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. The author's first novel, his second book published in America, and the first published by Scribner's. Written by Hemingway as a pastiche of the work of Sherwood Anderson. Horace Liveright, who published both authors, declined to publish this book, which he justly supposed would be an insult to Anderson, his best-selling author. This circumstance gave Hemingway the convenient excuse he needed to break his contract with Liveright, so that he could sign with Scribner's, and avail himself of the services of their editor Maxwell Perkins. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror

      First Edition, first printing published in 1928 by Victor Gollancz Ltd, London. An extremely scarce and important early anthology in which not only has Dorothy L Sayers curated an incredible group of influential and celebrated authors of the period but also a collection of genre defining short stories. Her introduction is of huge importance in its own right with an important piece written on Sherlock Holmes and the detective novel. With stories by Ernest , Oliver Onions, Le Fanu, Conan Doyle, Chesterton, Huxley, M R James, J D Beresford, Arthur Machen, E F and R H Benson, H G Wells and others. Book: Vg, Stocky book blocking at 1229pp, original black boards with brown titles, boards are very clean and deep in colour, spine entirely unfaded, titles fresh, square corners, small stain to lower corner of text block not effecting pages, gift inscription to ffep, otherwise the pages are clean and tightly bound. The wrapper: Vg. The impossibly scarce dustwrapper has undergone professional restoration. It was printed on very thin paper indeed and as such very few examples survive. The hinges and extremities of the front and verso have been strengthened and repaired, small loss to corners/hinges have been restored all using the finest archival papers and Japanese tissues. Artwork has been re-applied to the spine area. The wrapper now presents superbly. Marked out by all major reference works of the genre, Bleiler, Barron etc as being an extremely important early anthology.

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        THE STORIES OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

      Victor Gollancz, LONDON 1928 - First edition ( thus) of this massive collection. 1928 date printed on title page; no subsequent printings mentioned.1120 pages; Six Volumes in One. Priced at 7s. 6d. net ( printed on front of jacket and spine of jacket !). Includes The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, New Arabian Nights, The Dynamiter, The Merry Men, etc. A NEAR FINE volume.Some offset from jacket flaps and soiling to top page edges. Binding tight. ** R.L. Stevenson 9D copyright stamp" to rear inside cover. The stamps were produced by the Society of Authors, Playrights and Composers, at the request of Stevenson's heir and stepson, Lloyd Osborn, between 1925 and 1944, to facilitate his collection of royalties on his stepfather's works. The "9D" valued stamp is scarce. The VERY GOOD jacket is tanned at the spine and missing a large chip from the top of the spine affecting "The Stories Of". A few other closed tears and small chips to the fragile jacket. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WEREWOLF

      Garden City, New York: Published for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-287 [288: blank], original black cloth, front panel stamped in red and blind, spine panel stamped in red. First edition. Weird mystery thriller in which a drug turns man into crazed killer. Swem was, for many years, secretary to Woodrow Wilson, a mystery fiction addict. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 785. A fine copy in very good plus pictorial dust jacket with light shelf wear at edges, some general mild dust soiling, and two small spots on front panel. (#149817)

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        SHE WHO SLEEPS: A ROMANCE OF NEW YORK AND THE NILE

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi 1-322, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. A romance concerning the reanimation of an ancient Egyptian princess, which turns out to be an elaborate hoax. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1412. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1909. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Day, p. 15. A fine copy in fine four-color pictorial dust jacket. A spectacular copy. (#152355)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      privately printed, n.p.[Florence] 1928 - First edition. One of 1,000 copies numbered and signed by the author. Barely perceptible splitting to two inches of paper at top of upper edge of spine, a little foxing to paper spine label, light fingering to boards and missing a couple of miniscule chips to paper at extremities else a nice copy in very good, scarce plain paper wrapper missing a substantial piece from bottom fore-edge of lower panel and small chips from other extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

      4to. London: Harrap, 1928. 4to., 102 [103] pp., with 8 color plates, illustrations in the text. Full green cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, fore edge untrimmed, dust-jacket a little worn and chipped. First trade edition. Uncommon in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Land Book of the Borough of Bronx New York City Sections 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Desk & Library Edition

      New York: G. W Bromley & Co., 1928. 1928 Edition (original, not a facsimile). VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked copy. Light marginal toning to pages, otherwise pages are near fine. Bound in brown cloth hardcover with titles stamped in red on front cover. Cover is worn with most of spine cloth missing or detaching, front and rear boards clean, moderately rubbed. Binding is intact but tender. The 4-page Street Index is loose but present. (It appears to have been intentionally removed from the binding, but is laid into the book, those pages edgeworn.) Book block is otherwise intact. Interior hinges are lined with reinforcing tape and hinges will probably last for some time with considerate handling. This is a large Folio, measuring 13 x 16-1/2". The book is superlatively produced with 169 full-page plates: hand-colored maps detailing streets and buildings color-keyed for type of structures (e.g. wood, brick, etc.) lot sizes and numbers, number of stories of each building…also providing names of apartment buildings and commercial properties. Parks are colored in green and water courses, reservoirs in blue. Line work shows trolley lines, water lines, sewers, fire hydrants and more. A Block Index is pasted to the inside front cover and there is also the above-mentioned 4-page Street Index. There are also 4 pages of color maps preceding the plates that provide an overview of The Bronx (from South Bronx to the Northern border with Yonkers) as well as the "key" to colors and graphic markings. Very scarce!. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. Folio.

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        LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT ... BASED ON THE SCENARIO OF THE TOD BROWNING PRODUCTION ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM THE PHOTOPLAY A METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURE STARRING LON CHANEY

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1928].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v 1-261 [262-266: ads], eight inserted plates with film stills, original olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Novelization of the Tod Browning screenplay. "No prints of this famous Lon Chaney vehicle have survived ... all we know about London After Midnight [1927; silent] comes from stills, publicity releases, and reviews." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 269. Petaja, Photoplay Edition, p. 109. Eaton catalogue I, p. 296. Several small spots to front cover, inner hinges a bit tender, a very good copy in a fair dust jacket with shelf wear and rubbing to edges and folds, partial separation of front panel from spine panel, triangular chips to upper right and left of spine with loss, two small chips to lower left front panel. (#147529)

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        Mon Frère Yves (illustré par Méheut)

      Editions Mornay, Paris 1928 - Livre en excellent état. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) vide

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        Les Contes de Perrault

      Paris, Au Sans Pareil 1928 - 1300 Edition of 340 copies including 33 original engravings. Copy on vélin Montgolfier d'Annonay, including: 11 etchings by J. Daragnes, H. David, P. Ganon, P. Guastalla, J. Hechr, Chas Laborde, Laboreur, M. Laurencin, C. Martin, M. Possoz and J. Rosoy on the frontespiece of each novel; 11 original lithographs by Alexeieff, Y. Alix, G. Annencoff, M. Berdon, A. Dignimont, R. Drouart, A. Ekman, Berthold-Mahn, J. Marval, Touchagues and G. Willard; 11 xilographs by A. Beloff, R. Ben Soussan, L. Boucher, J. Boulaire, P. Falke, D. Galanis, L. Jou, A. Latour, C. Le Breton, F. Masereel and P. Pinsard. Edition realised on the occasion of the tricentennial of Perrault's birth. Original editorial soft cover with some burnishing. Near perfect conditions and uncut. Occasion of the tricentenario morte autore. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Peintres Français du XVIIIe Siècle: Histoire des Vies et Catalogue des Oeuvres.

      Paris: Les Éditions G. Van Oest, 1928. Two quarto volumes. Illustrated in black & white throughout. Edges faded and spines worn, else near fine in gray wrappers, which show remnants of the original glassine wrappers.

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        THE MARBLED CATSKIN ..

      London: Stanley Paul & Co. (1928), Ltd., [1928].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11 [12] 13-288 [note: first two leaves used as front paste-down and free endpaper] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated "Autumn 1928" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "Within the cozy narrative frame of a London club yarn we hear the story of the novel's hero, a South African constable who discovers the beautiful white pygmy queen Zeete, who rules over a remnant of Atlanteans dwelling inside caverns in South Africa, fighting off Zulus and sinister Chinese. These Atlanteans have occult powers and advanced technology, and coexist underground with a race of lizard people. The constable/narrator is emotionally blasted by his experiences there and wanders the world afterwards, drinking and working odd jobs trying to forget the whole thing." - Robert Eldridge. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 748. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 161. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 90. Bleiler (1978), p. 81. Reginald 05936. A nearly fine copy. A scarce book. (#148263)

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        The Well of Loneliness

      The Pegasus Press, Paris, 1928 Pegasus edition, third impressionOctavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained black. With the dust jacket.Some sporadic staining to the contents, boards discoloured, just about very good in the tanned and somewhat chipped dust jacket. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half-title leaf, "To Stephen Vincent Benét a very great poet from his sincere admirer Radclyffe Hall Paris March 13th 1929". The recipient was an important supporter of Hall and wrote publicly against the banning of this novel. The Paris edition was put out in reaction to the expurgation required in the UK which had led Cape to recall copies of their first impression. [191]

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        THE WAY OF LUCIFER

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, [1928].. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-319 [320: blank], original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained red. First edition. A story of the life of the Devil's son. A fine satire on religion and England's privileged upper class of the 1920s, as well as a dark tale of debauchery, murder, and seduction. The author's first (and only?) novel. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 51. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in very good 7/6 pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by C. A. Roper) with light wear and several short tears along top and bottom edges, narrow damp stain at bottom edge of front panel, and some light general dust soiling. COPAC reports 4 copies; OCLC adds a copy in Biblioteca civica di Arco, Italy. A nice copy of rare book. (#152619)

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        Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

      1928 - Ex-Libris/ Rebound!

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        La Fiera Letteraria. 1928. Anno IV. n. 1-10, 13-25, 27-53

      1928. 49 fascicoli. Folio. pp. 8/fasc.. . Buono (Good). . . .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Hundertwasser, Leben und Werk 1928 2000: Band 1., Persönlichkeit, Leben, Werk / Wieland Schmied. [Red.: Simone Philippi. Engl. Übers.: Philip Mattson] Band 2., Werkverzeichnis Catalogue Raisonné / Andrea Christa Fürst [2 Bände im Schuber] [mit 5 Original-Farbradierung 20 x 24 cm]

      Zustand: Neuwertiges Exemplar, noch in der Original Verlagskartonage. 2 Bände im Schuber. Text teilw. dt. und engl. - Bibiliogr. S. 1382 - 1387. zahlr. Ill. Die Fünf Farbradierungen sind auf 300g schwerem Hahnemühle-Bütten gedruckt, Format 24 x 20 cm, limitiert, nummeriert und mit dem Hundertwasser Nachlassstempel versehen. Bibliophile Ausgabe, bestehend aus zwei von Hundertwasser gestalteten Bänden, in zehn Farben gedruckt, in einer samtbeflockten schwarzen Leinenkassette. Die Ausgabe trägt die Nummer 03179 , ist noch originalverpackt. Band I : Wieland Schmied: Persönlichkeit, Leben und Werk 400 Seiten mit 402 Farbabbildungen. Band II : Hundertwassers Werkverzeichnis das der von Hundertwasser festgelegten Anordnung und seinem Layout folgt. Rund 1.500 Farbabbildungen zeigen neben dem malerischen Werk auch die Graphik, Tapisserien, Architektur und alle Werke der angewandten Kunst. Eine Dokumentation der künstlerischen Laufbahn Hundertwassers von 1928 bis zum Jahr 2000.

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        Ars Graphica Franz Xaver Rektorzik Brünn 1793-1851.

      (Brünn) [ca. 1928]. - 26 Orig.-Radierungen, Blattgröße 29 x 41 cm (Titelbl. 27 x 35), Plattengröße 9 x 12 cm bis 20 x 26 cm. Titelbl. stockfl., ansonsten fleckenfreie Abzüge. Dazu eine Porträtphotographie Rektorziks auf Karton montiert. In HLn.-Mappe m. mont. Orig.Radierung BLBL III,424; ÖBL IX,54; Thieme / B. 28,145. Franz Xaver Rektorzik (Brünn 1793-1851) war im Hauptberuf mährisch-schlesischer Gubernial-Expedits-Director in Brünn und betätigte sich aus Liebhaberei als Künstler. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. Seine hauptsächlichen Motive waren Landschaften und Tiere. Sein Werk umfaßt lediglich 83 Radierungen. Der Brünner Radierer August Potuczek (1882-1936) fertigte Abzüge von den Originalplatten an und gab diese in einer kalligraphisch beschrifteten Mappe in kleiner Auflage heraus. Beigegeben sind ein Zeitungsausschnitt "Franz Xaver Rektorzik. Anläßlich der Neuherausgabe seines Radierwerks durch Maler-Radierer August Potuczek" sowie 6 Postkarten mit Reproduktionen nach Radierungen aus dem Mappenwerk.Sohn e. Theatermalers, seit 1809 im Staatsdienst, 1832 Gubernial-Expeditionsdirektor. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      The Hogarth Press: London, 1928 - Octavo. Original marbled brown and black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ends and corners nicked, occasional light spotting within, but an excellent copy in the bright smart jacket with a few marks and closed tears. With 32 plates. First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Sackville-West's Persian travelogue to her then lover Hilda "Stoker" Matheson, in an excellent example of the scarce jacket, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "From V. Dec. 1928". This book was one of several inscribed by Vita and given to her then-lover Hilda Matheson (1888-1940), whom she nicknamed "Stoker", in December 1928. Matheson was Director of Talks at the BBC, and on 11th December Vita had delivered a radio broadcast there, appropriately on the subject of "The Modern Woman". They spent the night together, and Hilda was off work "sick" on the 12th. On the 13th, in one of the over 100 letters from Hilda to Vita which survive, she wrote "All day - ever since that blessed and ever to be remembered indisposition, I have been thinking of you - bursting with you - and wanting you - oh my god wanting you." It is possible that this book was gifted by Vita to "Stoker" during this "ever to be remembered indisposition", or at some other moment in this month at the height of their affair. The couple also travelled in Savoy together in 1929, and Vita dedicated her poem from that venture "Storm in the Mountains" (1929) to Hilda. When Hilda died in December 1940 after a botched hospital operation, Vita in an obituary described her characteristically as a "sturdy little pony". Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A17. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Wings

      Prague: Paramount Pictures, 1928. First edition. Softcover. vg. Small Folio. Unpaginated, 8pp., 1 foldout glued to margin of last page. Original color illustrated wraps with title in yellow and Paramount logo on cover. Announcement on inside front cover and reviews of British press printed to inside back cover. Beautifully illustrated wraps with watercolor reproductions of air force squadron on front and back with two additional portraits on back cover. Produced by Lucien Hubbard and directed by William A. Wellman in 1927 "Wings" received enthusiastic reviews after its premiere by the Prague press in November 1928. Excerpts of seven reviews printed on foldout which is glued to the margin of last page. Title page with movie credits, followed by reproductions of pilot portraits with commentary, movie plot and history of the film as well as portraits and bios of the cast. The pamphlet closes with celebrity comments on the film on last page. Beautifully illustrated with photomontages and movie stills. The film won "Best Picture" at the first Academy Awards in 1929. Text in Czech. Some wear along edges with small closed tears, small chips and light creasing. Wraps and interior in overall very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana. Famiglie nobili e titolate viventi riconosciute dal R. Governo d'Italia

      Ed. Enciclopedia Storico-Nobiliare Italiana, 1928. 8 volumi in 4_, leg. in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi al dorso, numerose ill. e tavv. a colori. Opera in condizioni molto buone._

      [Bookseller: Invito alla Lettura]
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        Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (Eight Volumes)

      Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon 1928 - Original Holland-backed blue boards, flat cloth spine with printed paper labels. Eight volumes complete; Number 228 of 375 copies, 350 for sale. Quarto: (7 7/8" x 11 1/2"). Edited by by Alfred W. Polland, with headings and intitials drawn in color by Jocelyn V. Gaskin and with hand-colored woodcuts in the text by Hugh Chesterman, all based on those in the Ellesmere manuscript. Printed in Caslon Old Face type on Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper by Bernard Newdigate. The set includes The Canterbury Tales (three volumes), Earlier Minor Poems, Boece de Consolacione Philosophie, Troilus and Criseyde, The House of Fame, The Legende of Good Women, Later Minor Poems, Doubtful Minor Poems, A Treatise on the Astroblabe, abnd the Romaunt of the Rose. The Shakespeare Head Press Chaucer stands with the Kelmscott and Golden Cockerel editions as extraordinary examples of fine press printing. Showing just minimal spine toning and light wear, corners tight, internally clean and bright. Size: Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MARBLED CATSKIN ..

      London: Stanley Paul & Co. (1928), Ltd., [1928].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11 [12] 13-288 [note: first two leaves used as front paste-down and free endpaper] + 12-page publisher's catalogue dated "Autumn 1928" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "Within the cozy narrative frame of a London club yarn we hear the story of the novel's hero, a South African constable who discovers the beautiful white pygmy queen Zeete, who rules over a remnant of Atlanteans dwelling inside caverns in South Africa, fighting off Zulus and sinister Chinese. These Atlanteans have occult powers and advanced technology, and coexist underground with a race of lizard people. The constable/narrator is emotionally blasted by his experiences there and wanders the world afterwards, drinking and working odd jobs trying to forget the whole thing." - Robert Eldridge. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 748. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 161. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 90. Bleiler (1978), p. 81. Reginald 05936. A nearly fine copy. A scarce book. (#148263)

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        RADIACIONS I POEMES.

      Librería Catalonia,, Barcelona 1928 - 15x21.5. 94pp. 3hh. Ilustraciones en negro de Capmany. Manchas en cubierta. Buen interior. En catalán. Poesía. Varios caligramas. Tirada numerada. Ejemplar 193. Dedicatoria autógrafa a Adelita Lobo con fecha de 1931. Sindreu i Pons (Barcelona 1900-La Garriga 1974). Escritor vanguardista. Sus poemas oscilan entre los caligramas y la greguería surrealista. Considerado junto a su amigo Brossa, uno de los creadores de la poesía visual catalana. Fundador de ADLAN y de Amics del Circ, y colaborador de GATCPAC.'Los principales miembros de ADLAN fueron Prats, Gasch, Fois, Montayá, Sert, Cassanyes, Gerhard, Adelita Lobo, Mercé Ros, Illescas, Carles Sindreu y Lorca, a quien, a finales de 1932, el grupo invita a hacer una lectura de su libro Poeta en Nueva York, uno de los primeros actos de la asociación' Brihuega, Jaime. Las vanguardias artísticas en España 1909-1936 (pág. 333). ADLAN Amigos del Arte Nuevo. Asociación fundada en Barcelona en 1932. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Garibaldi and The New Italy: Defeat (and) Garibaldi and The New Italy: Victory

      London: Alfred A. Knopf. 1928, 1929. First. First English edition(s). Together two volumes. Translated from the German by Catherine Alison Phillips. Defeat is very good or better with bumped corners, a small bookstore label on the front pastedown, and slightly bowed boards in fine dustwrapper; Victory has an identical small bookstore label, else fine in fine dustwrapper. Issued separately, matched sets of Huch's great epic in complimentary jackets are nearly impossible. .

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        Nightseed - in the original dust wrapper

      Jonathan Cape, 1928 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.

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        THE BLACK CAP: NEW STORIES OF MURDER & MYSTERY ..

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-334 [335-336: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore-edge untrimmed. First U.S. edition. Original anthology with fourteen stories by J. M. Barrie, L. P. Hartley, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Barry Pain, Hugh Walpole, Arthur Machen, Edgar Wallace, W. B. Maxwell, Oliver Onions, D. H. Lawrence, Shane Leslie, Elizabeth Bowen, W. Somerset Maugham, and Cynthia Asquith. Second collection assembled by one of the weird fiction genre's most important early anthologists. "Asquith had a remarkable talent for getting first-rate material from both mainstream and genre writers; all her anthologies ... are essential reading for ghost story enthusiasts." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 14. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 23. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-6. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 56. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 11. Reginald 00592. Page edges foxed, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket (designed by "BW") with wear and shallow fraying at spine ends and corner tips, two short closed tears at top edge, and general tanning, most noticeably to spine panel. (#148054)

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        "BROKEN MIRRORS" by Francis Bosworth, Karl Litzenberg, Gordon Louis Roth, Harrison Salisbury, Donald Wandrei..

      [Minneapolis: Avon Press, 1928.]. Octavo, pp. [1-20] 21-90 [91-92: blank] [93: colophon] [94-96: blank] [note: first three and last leaves are blanks, first and last used as front and rear paste-downs], full-page mounted woodcut illustrations by Leo Henkora, original three quarter black cloth (imitation leather pattern) and black and gold marbled boards, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Privately printed by the Avon Society in an edition of 82 copies of which this is one 60 numbered copies signed by the authors and the artist. Wandrei's contribution consists of two short stories, "The Victor Loses" and "The Terrible Suicide," and eight poems that constitute his first writings published in a book. A virtually unobtainable work by an important writer of weird fiction and the cofounder of Arkham House, published while Wandrei was a student at the University of Minnesota. Cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel, else a fine copy without dust jacket as issued. Rare. (#9419)

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        The Children

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1928 - Original publisher's black cloth, lettered and decorated in yellow. In the complete and very lovely orignal dust jacket. Some very minor spotting along the top edge. Bruccoli state "A" indicating the true first edition, first issue. Parenthetical (1) at the final page and "motors" at page 135, line 14. A beatiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928. Hardcover. Near Fine. 10 volumes in 20. Original publishers 1/2 leather. 33cm. Former owner's bookplate in each volume. Virtually as new except for creases on two leaves in volumes II (apparently where a printing error caused those leaves to be misfolded and later trimmed to fit) and some mostly light white cover streaking/spotting on modest portions of perhaps half of the volumes. This incomparable dictionary was originally issued in a large number of fascicules (the exact number seems to vary among surviving sets) over the course of 41 years (1888-1928). Our 10 vols. in 20 set contains the complete dictionary but did not reproduce some introductory, prefatory or other non-essential material that appeared in the fascicules. Our set was also published as 10 vols. in 12 with only Volumes IX and X split into 2 volumes. A supplemental volume, not present here, was issued in 1933.

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        Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing

      N. Y.: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1928. cloth hard cover is in very good condition with mild wear to corners and the price clipped dust jacket is in good plus condition with some wear to corners and chipping to top and bottom of spine with a school stamp to front cover now protected with mylar cover. is a stated first edition with "f-c" on the copyright page. has school stamps on inside front and back covers and the front fly page and 4 maybe five more throughout the book, and a name on the fly page.. other than the stamps this copy is unmarked and tightly bound. 277 pages. photo's available upon request.. First Edition. Cloth Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Plus. Illus. by 100 Illustrations from Photographs Taken By the Author. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Johann Hauser. Kunst aus Manie und Depression.

      4. 236(6) S. Mit zahlr., tlw. farb. Abb. im Text u. auf Tafelseiten (dav. einige gef.). OKart. m. farb. Deckelillustr. Am unt. Kapital m. Knickspur, ansonsten in gutem u. sauberen Erhaltungszustand. Umfassender Werkkatalog der Arbeiten Johann Hausers (einschließlich seines druckgraphischen Oeuvres). Mit Vorworten von Leo Navratil, Otto Breicha und Arnulf Rainer. - In Beilage ein aufklappbares Billet (Querformat: 18,8 x 13,4 cm) auf Vorderdeckel mit einer eh. signierten Original-Radierung (Plattengröße: 8 x 16,5 cm) von Johann Hauser und inwendig mit eigenh., unterzeichneten u. datierten (Dez. 71) Grüßen zu den Weihnachtsfeiertagen von Leo Navratil an den österr. Maler und Graphiker Georg Eisler (1928-1998) und dessen Ehefrau Alice. Ebenso beiliegend eine kleinformatige Original-Bleistiftzeichnung (10,4 x 14,7 cm) von Johann Hauser mit einem Christbaum. Die Baumspitze ist mit einem Stern, einem der immer wiederkehrenden Lieblingssymbole Hausers geschmückt. Seine Sterne haben immer nur 4 Zacken und haben aufgrund dieser Sonderform einen hohen Wiedererkennungswert und sind zum Symbol für das Gugginger Haus der Künstler geworden. Auf der Rückseite von Navratil beschriftet: 20.12.71 ("depressiv"). - Der 1926 in Bratislava geborene Johann Hauser kam bereits als Teenager, Ende der 1940er Jahre aufgrund einer manischen Depression in die niederösterreichische Landes-Nervenklinik Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg. Das 1981 von dem Primar der Anstalt, Leo Navratil gegründete Haus der Künstler, sollte vom Gründungsjahr bis zu Hausners Tode seine Heimat bleiben. H. zählte zu einer kleinen, sich herauskristallisierender Gruppe besonders ausdrucksstarker Patienten und seine künstlerischen Fähigkeiten wurden von N. seit den 1960er Jahren intensiv gefördert. Die künstlerischen Ergebnisse ließen deutlich erkennen, ob sich H. in einer manischen oder depressiven Phase befand.

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        THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

      London, Methuen, 1928.. FIRST EDITION 1928, 8vo, illustrated throughout in line by Ernest H. Shepard, pages: xi, 178, (2), in publisher's original pink cloth, single gilt ruled border and gilt vignette to upper cover, 4 gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt, pink endpapers illustrated with silhouettes by Shepard. No inscriptions, strip of light browning to endpapers, contents exceptionally nice. Near Fine copy in near Fine first issue DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, very slightly worn at head and tail of spine, minute chip to top of upper hinge, just very slightly darkened on spine, 10 mm (½") closed tear top edge of upper panel). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Wirtschaftsprognose. Eine Untersuchungen ihrer Voraussetzungen und Moglichkeiten.

      Julius Springer, Wien 1928 - First Edition. 8to, v, 128p. Original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        STRANGE INTERLUDE

      1928. O'NEILL, Eugene. STRANGE INTERLUDE. NY: Boni & Liveright, 1928. Quarto: vellum over boards, in original cardboard slipcase. Signed, Limited Edition of 775 numbered copies. Near fine. Enclosed in a the original cardboard slipcase and an additional custom-made leather and cloth slipcase. Near fine (tiny bookplate on front pastedown). A nice copy! $500.00.

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        DIE MÖGLICHKEIT DER WELTRAUMFAHRT: ALLGEMEINVERSTÄNDLICHE BEITRÄGE ZUM RAUMSCHIFFAHRTSPROBLEM von Professor Hermann Oberth, Dr. Franz v. Hoefft., Dr.-Ing. Walter Hohmann, Dr. Karl Debus, Ingenieur Guido von Pirquet und Ingenieur Fr. W. Sander. Herausgegeben von Willy Ley. Mit 70 Abbildungen.

      Leipzig: Hachmeister & Thal,. 1928. original pictorial white wrappers printed in yellow and black (illustration on front cover by Gundermann).. Some dust soiling to rear cover, light wear at upper spine end, but. basically a fine copy. Quite scarce in such lovely condition.. (#134075). First edition, first printing. An anthology of articles on the possibility of space flight by Oberth and other members of the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (German Society for Space Travel) intended to promote the activities of the society. "One of the fundamental books in the history of flight and rocket design." - Interlibrum 270 #237. Ciancone 134. Hübner 699. Interlibrum 270 #237. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel (1951), pp. 118-9. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 506.

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