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        THELMA TODD (ca. 1929) / BY GEORGE P. HOMMEL

      1929 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) sepia-tinted silver bromide double weight matte print still photo, USA. Starting in films in 1927, in 1929 alone Todd was making some 20 features and shorts. A girl of great intelligence, Thelma started her working career in pursuit of a teaching degree, but the winning of beauty contests (and her mother's aspirations) changed that. Though she appeared in dozens of shorts and features of various genres, it was her humor -- both physical and verbal -- which was popular with audiences then and is appreciated to this day. Her business savvy in opening her own café is what likely lead to her tragic -- and, to this day, unsolved -- death. When gangsters attempted to turn her business into a front for gambling she refused and was found dead in her own garage from carbon monoxide poisoning soon after. The cursory investigation into her death (ruled a suicide) by the notoriously corrupt Los Angeles District Attorney's office of the time is seen today as evidence that her death was gang-related. Her last three films were not released until after her death in 1936. During his early days as a portrait photographer, George P. Hommel captured a very elegant Todd. His courtesy ink stamp appears on verso

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        Columbia Pictures presents for the Season 1929-1930: The Prosperity Group of All-Talking Pictures. Recorded by Western Electric System

      Hollywood: Columbia Pictures, 1929. Small folio. 9.25 x 12.25 inches. Original wraps with silkscreen, 52 pages of lavish color plates of the studios and forthcoming movies. Fine condition. This promotional publication was aimed at the owners of movie houses. Photos of all the major Columbia pictures employees. Color single and 2 page spreads of the movies, including Song of Love, Wall Street, Mexicali Rose, The Melody Man, Jazz Daughters, Price of Diamonds, For the Love o'Lil, Broadway Scandals of 1930, Ladies Must Play, Around the Corner, The Soul Kiss, Flight (directed by Frank Capra), The Squealer, Private Property, Temptation, Ladies of the Evening, Sisters, Last of the Lone Wolf, Sweet Hearts on Parade, Hells' Island, Paris Nights., Vengeance, Murder on the Roof, Borrowed Love, The Black Sheep, 13 Disney Silly Symphonies. Very rare. No copies in OCLC or on the market.

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      - Lausanne, Mermod, 1929. Broché: 11,5 x 17,5 cm, 54-[3] p., non ébarbé. Avec un envoi autographe de Gustave Roud au poète Pierre-Olivier Walzer. Édition originale tirée à 310 exemplaires. Un des 300 exemplaires sur Montval à la main (n° 212). Ouvrage en excellent état. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Air Pioneering in the Arctic: The Two Polar Flights of Amundsen and Ellsworth Part 1 The 1925 Flight from Spitzbergen to 88° North Part II The First Crossing of the Polar Sea, 1926

      New York, New York, USA: National Americana Society, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 126 pp. Folio 12" - 19" tall. First edition, first printing. Original blue covers with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gilt on top edge of text block. Photogravure plates. Dampstaining- affecting some plates. Removal of library marks on spine and minor library stamp on verso of title page- otherwise, no ex-library marks. Covers are scuffed with some edgewear. Bumping to spine extremities and corners. Chip to bottom edge of ffep. Firm binding and otherwise unmarked. 'Part 1 The 1925 Flight from Spitzbergen to 88°North' is the rivetting tale of Amundsen's perilous transpolar flight to the North Pole. 'Part II The First Crossing of the Polar Sea, 1926' is an equally stirring account of Amundsen's attempt to cross the Arctic by the airship Norge. A classic title in early polar aviation. Heavy. Offered for sale by Come By Chance Books.

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        Robert. Supplément à l'Ecole des femmes

      First edition, one of the copies on alfa, advance copy.Handsome autograph inscription signed by André Gide to (Jean-Emile) Laboureur.A joint a little rubbed in the centre with small paper lacks, a tiny tear to head of spine. Nrf Paris 1929 11x16,5cm broché

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        STREET GIRL (1929)

      RKO 1929 - Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55 cm.) window card poster, USA. Betty Compson, John Harron, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks, Gus Arnheim and Cocoanut Grove Ambassador Band, Doris Eaton, dir: Wesley Reuggles; RKO. A bit of a fanciful tale, part-SNOW WHITE, part-what would become FOUR JACKS AND A JILL. A vagrant immigrant girl is brought in by four musicians. She cooks and cleans for them and, when they are fired, she helps them get a job in a jazz club associated with her mythical country. A prince comes in, kisses her, and that is used to publicize the night club. She and the prince fall in love. This musical had songs by Oscar Levant and Sidney Clare and has the distinction of being the very first official release of the newly-formed RKO Radio Pictures. Besides a short, it is also the only time the popular Gus Arnheim's Band of the Cocoanut Grove appeared in a film. It is the jazz age graphics, though, that really sells this early talkie musical. There are some repairs of a long tear, mended on back with clear tape, NEAR FINE.

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        The Red Napoleon

      Cape & Smith, New York 1929 - First edition. Darkening in the gutters, as always seems the case with this title, else fine in a bright, near fine dustwrapper with a small chip on the rear panel. Tipped to the front pastedown is a card Signed by Gibbons. A title that is advertised on the back of *The Sound and the Fury* and resurfaced in the *Lost American Classics* series. This is a "Yellow Peril" novel about a Tarter-Mongol tyrant leading his hoards through Europe, into Canada and invading the United States, by an important American war correspondent who lost an eye at Chateau-Thierry and won the Croix de Guerre. Exceptionally uncommon in this condition. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Superb portrait photo Signed ('Harry') and dated, also signed and dated in white ink by the photographer Stowall (?) and dated (Charlotte Mary Victoria, 1869-1938, Princess, Daughter of Edward VII, Queen of Norway)

      1929 - showing her head and shoulders, full face, she is wearing furs and a cloche hat and holding her little dog, 9" x 6½"in mount 7½" x 10", no place, Maud was a high-spirited child, a quality that earned her the nickname Harry which she continued to use all her life among the family. From a Royal Collection.

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        Livia Vajda Hungarian French Artist Oil on Canvas "Cityscape with River" Signed

      Livia Vajda Hungarian French Expressionist Artist Oil on Canvas Painting Cityscape with River Signed lower right Size: 38 x 61 cm. (14.9 x 24") Weight: 1090 gr. Condition - see carefully photos. The picture needs restoration 4 tears: ca. 5 cm.,5 cm., 3.5 cm., 3 cm. (2", 2", 1.4" & 1.2") With some lost of paint near tears   Livia Vajda (1929-2011), Livia Vajda was born in Hungary in Nyiregyhaza. She was studying drawing, in Budapest, when world war two broke out and German troops of occupation arrived. Then she settled in Paris and tried different jobs for a living. She married in 1948, had a girl and divorced, ten years later. In her studio close to Pont-Neuf where you could see a small triangle of river Seine, painters, sculptors, writers and poets use to visit her. It was the sixties. This pent house, under a glass roof was on the eighth floor. During winter you would freeze and burn during summer. Nevertheless, going up and down was good for heart and legs. People living in that old building were very friendly. Most of them became great friends of the artist and her young daughter. In 1963, a parisian gallery located 'rive gauche" organised her first exhibition. Then she had others in France. She moved, found a new studio and then a bigger one on "les grands boulevards", close to the well known cinema Le Rex. Her pictures where shown in Australia and in New York. At the same time she began a Belgian career. In 1966 l'Athénée museum, in Geneva, organized a great exhibition of her paintings. In 1972, that was the year when the Belgian State decided to buy one of her master pieces. She had a retrospective in Malines and, later, another one in Brussells Town Hall. She then settled in Belgium for a decade. Now she is back in Paris, near canal de l'Ourq, in the east part of the city. She paints every day and plays piano. Livia Vajda also enjoys to give free lessons of painting for the youngest or for the adults as art therapy. Recently two art galleries in Hungary organised an exhibition of her paintings in Budapest and Szentendre

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        Shooting Journal of George Henry Mackay, 1865-1922. [Edited by John C. Phillips, with a four page Introduction by him.]

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Privately Printed for John C. Phillips by The Cosmos Press, 1929. First Edition. One of 300 copies. Portrait frontispiece, plates from photographs. 373 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth-backed marbled boards. Fine. Bookplate of Edward Holyoke Osgood, Jr and with tipped in card saying other copies can be procured at Mass. Fish and Game Association. First Edition. One of 300 copies. Portrait frontispiece, plates from photographs. 373 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of the interesting and uncommon privately printed volumes edited by John C. Phillips. George Mackay, born 1843, worked with his father in the India trade and went round the Horn several times. He was an avid sportsman in Massachusetts and along the eastern seaboard of America. He spent portions of each year on Nantucket - he married Maria Starbuck - and on West Island, Rhode Island. In later life Mackay became very active in efforts to preserve breeding colonies of birds when the feather craze threatened them with extinction. mackay effectively abandoned shooting after 1897, then resumed the journal in 1921-2. His journal serves as a long-running observation of natural conditions on Nantucket and West Island, and a record of sport in a vanished era. Biscotti p. 342

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        THE MEMOIRS OF CASANOVA DE SEINGALT [ Complete Twelve Volume Set ]

      New York: Venetian Society. 1929. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good in original boards. Some toning, weak stain at spine of a few volumes. Text is clean and unmarked. This De Luxe edition set was limited to 550 copies, printed on specially manufactured wove deckle-edged India-tint paper. Original dust jackets for all volumes are included, and are toned at spines and contain stains to a few spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Deutschland, Oesterreich und der Schweiz. Zum Gebrauche in den Schulen und zum Selbstunterricht. Band I: Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae und Monocotyledones. Band II: Monocotyledones (II. Teil). Band III: Dicotyledones (I. Teil). V. Band, 1. Teil: Dicotyledones (III. Teil). V. Band, 2. Teil: Dicotyledones (III. Teil). V. Band, 3. Teil: Dicotlledones (IV. Teil). V. Band, 4. Teil: Dicotyledones (V. Teil). VI. Band, 1. Hälfte: Dicotyledones (V. Teil). VI. Band, 2. Hälfte: Dicotyledones (V. Teil). Band VII: Gesamtregister.

      München, Lehmann, (1906 - 1929). - 10 Bde. Pag. [ca. 6848 S.]. OHld. Mit allen Tafeln. In Band 3 zwei Tafeln doppelt: 81 und 82. Es fehlt der Band IV in drei Bänden, mit den Tafeln 122-174. Apart. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. (St., hds. Nr.), tlw. Bleistift-Anstr. u. Anm. im T., Gbrsp., ein Band berieben (Register), gute Expl.

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        Dark Star

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis 1929 - octavo 343pp A very good copy in good dust jacket. This is the SIGNED limited numbered edition, signed by Lorna Moon. Jacket shows wear with some creases and and small pieces missing from bottom of spine and corners. Also jacket shows some chipping at top of spine. The book shows one inch of darkening at edge of spine and some light rubbing along bottom edges. scans available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Fu-Manchu

      Hurst & Blackett Ltd, UK 1929 - The Book of Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer First Edition Hurst & Blackett Ltd 1929. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Covers VG in a good only original dust jacket priced 7/6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Trois Impostures and Suite des Gravures sur Cuive par Hermine David (two item set)

      Paris: Editions Emile-Paul Freres 1929 - All text in French/langue francaise. Two items: Work by Toulet with copper plate engravings by David and separate portfolio of same engravings; both items with coordinated covers with original glassine dust jackets. 1st) Salmon color paper over thin card covers, black and red titles on front cover; black titles on spine; engraved print title page; 2-color text on title page and throughout; 16 engraved plates (13 full page - incl title page, tissue-guarded; 3 half page); wove paper, presumably 'old Japan' (vieux japon) paper. 2nd) White thin card cover, red titles on front cover; 16 prints enclosed: title page engraving (without text), 12 full page and 3 half page - printed 1 per page, 1 side only, showing intaglio platemarks; tissue-guarded (2 lacking); no text apart from front cover. Item 1 (book) is limited print 225 of which 25 are on old Japan paper and 200 are on Arches; this copy is No. 2. No indication of print numbers in item 2 (portfolio). Item 1: 4to, 148 pp, see, OCLC #64762731. Item 2: 4to, 16 leaves, not found elsewhere. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SATURDAY NIGHT KID, THE (1929)

      Paramount 1929 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, James Hall, Edna May Oliver, Charles Sellon, Jean Harlow, dir: A. Edward Sutherland; Paramount. A great glimpse into life of the late-1920s, this early talkie left behind the typical Bow character and presented her in a subdued role. It is the story of two sisters who work as salesgirls in a department store. The younger sister is played by Jean Arthur in a very early lead role, she the unsympathetic character who stabs her sister in the back. Both girls are in love with the same store clerk. Clara again appeared with James Hall as her leading man, and he is with her in this fantastically colored card. A few pinholes, FINE.

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        Konvolut aus 26 Radierungen. Beinhaltet: op. 20 "Hartäckerpark" [124 x 178 mm, I. Zustand, 1 von 4 Probedrucken]. op. 24 "Der Bildhauer" [230 x 156 mm, III. Zustand, 1 von 3 Probedrucken]. op. 23 "Arena in Arles I" [148 x 188 mm, III. Zustand, 1 von 4 Probedrucken]. op. 10 "Siedlungsbau" [140 x 190 mm, Nr. 2 von 25 Expl.]. op. 25 "Turenne" [124 x 247 mm, II. Zustand, 1 von 3 Probedrucken]. op. 11 "Kircheninterieur" [160 x 200 mm, Nr. 2 von 25 Expl.]. op. 13 "Das Haus auf der Anhöhe" [130 x 180 mm, Nr. 2 von 25 Expl.]. op. 29 "Blumen I" [200 x 115 mm, II. Zustand, 1 von 3 Probedrucken]. op. 15 "Hütteldorf" [130 x 210 mm, II. Zustand, Nr. 2 von 25 Expl.]. op. 30 "Sion I" [155 x 215 mm, II. Zustand, 1 von 4 Probedrucken]. op. 17 "Schloß Neulen

      [Wien], 1927 - 1929. - Alle Blätter in Passepartouts. Alle Radierungen eighd. signiert und betitelt. Hds. Bezeichnungen der Bilder sind auf dem Passepartout in Bleistift. Beiliegend Tietze, G. Frankl mit S. 17 - 25 (Oeuvre-Katalog). - Passepartouts angestaubt. - Frankl (1901 - 1965) widmete sich nach einem Jahr an der Technischen Univeristät Wien, der Malerei. Nach der anfänglichen Orientierung an seinem Lehrer Anton Kolig wandte er sich dem Studium der alten Meister zu und paraphrasierte u.a. Bilder von Peter Paul Rubens, Konrad Witz, Abraham van Bayeren, Pieter Bruegel d. Ä. und Jan Fyt. Entscheidend für seiner weitere Entwicklung wurde die Kenntnis der Malerei Paul Cézannes, von deren Einfluss Frankls Landschaften und Stilleben der zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre geprägt sind. Während des Londoner Exils konzentrierte er sich auf Landschaftsaquarelle und -zeichnungen. Nach dem Kreigsende hielt er Vorlesungen in Cambridge und London. Die Bilder des ersten Nachkriegsaufenthaltes in Wien reflektieren symbolhaft das Bild der Stadt in einer teils kubistisch oder konstruktivistisch ausgerichteten Formensprache. Um 1960 fand Frankl zu einer pastellhaften, malerischen Bildstruktur, die die Grenzen der Gegenständlichkeit fast völlig sprengt. Seine letzte Werkgruppe 1964/65 ist der Bildzyklus In Memoriam, in dem er in drastischem Realismus die Greuel der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager verarbeitet, denen auch seine Eltern zum Opfer gefallen waren. (siehe auch die Publikation "Gerhart Frankl. Oeuvre-Katalog der Radierungen" der Galerie Welz 1994). - Hier eindrucksvolle Kaltnadelradierungen, vor seiner Emigration nach London. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Musan Kaikyu^ no Gaka GEORUGE GUROSSU

      1929. [GEORGE GROSZ] YANASE Masamu, editor. Musan Kaikyu no Gaka GEORUGE GUROSSU. Tokyo, Tetto Shoin, Showa 4 [1929]. First edition of this monograph on George Grosz, a friend and mentor of Yanase, the important avant-garde artist and book designer of the pre-War period in Japan, and one of the founding members of MAVO. Bound Western-style. 26.0 x 19.5 cm. With an introductory essay by Yanase on Grosz's importance in world art and politics, as well. Heavily illustrated with examples of Grosz's work. Very nice example, in the original printed slipcase.

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        Nelly et Jean. Nous Deux. Simple Papiers Du Tiroir Secret

      Couluma et Vernant, Paris 1929 - Two volumes. 8vo, loose as issued in color pictorial wrappers with some scattered foxing; deckled edges. One of 200 sets on Arches (of a total edition of 295) privately printed for the authors and their friends. An erotic epistolary novel with 46 Art Deco illustrations by Jean Dulac printed in color of a couple's amorous adventures. Text in alternating fragments of journals and letters between Nelly, ayoung art stjdent, and Jean, her professor. DutelII-2054: "Cette edition etait la plus chere des editions clandestines de l'epoque. " Pascal Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 983. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Secret Service Man.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1929 - First Edition. Octavo. pp. 320. In publisher's orange cloth with black titles to upper board and spine. With original dust jacket in yellow featuring suited man holding a telephone being molested by large monstrous green hands. Exuberant titles in red, white and blue. A few very minor chips to jacket edges, otherwise a near-fine crisp and bright copy of this British thriller classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pastorales. Neuf Compositions et Un Frontispice, Dessins & Gravés Sur Bois. Présentés Par Antoine Bordelle et Clément-Janin.

      Editions Marcel Seheur, Paris 1929 - 8 hojas y 10 láminas, grabados originales a la madera.Edición total de 81 ejemplares, éste en buen papel de hilo. Sigue: un ejemplar de la misma obra, esta vez de los 6 en papel Japon Ancien. 8 hojas y las 10 láminas de los grabados originales. Las dos obras encuadernadas juntas en un solo volumen, a media piel. En ambos ejemplares sentidas dedicatorias autógrafas del artista a Monsieur Le Comte Arnauld Doria. Size: 2 Obras En 1 Vol. 29,5 x 24,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die psychoanalytische Bewegung. Erscheint zweimonatlich. I. Jahrgang, Mai-Juni 1929, Heft 1 -- V. Jahrgang, November-Dezember, Heft 6.

      Wien; Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1929-1933. 20,5x14,5 cm. (2, 2 blanks), 392 pp. + 1 plate leaf & 618, (1, 1 blank) & 283, (5) + 289-576 pp. + 2 leaves of plates & 286, (2) + 289-574, (2) pp. + 2 leaves of plates & 558, (2) pp. Nine contemporary red-brown quarter leather-bindings with five rased bands, gilt spine-titles, marbled boards and endpapers, sprinkled edges. Wrappers are not preserved. Spines and corners are slightly worn. There is a tear in lower margin, stretching over four lines of text, on pp. 157/158 in the 1931 volume. The 1931 and 1932 volumes have a few scattered small specks. There is a light stain in the text on pp. 293-298 in the last volume. A well-preserved, complete set of the magazine. ''In 1929 Adolf J. Storfer founded the review Die Psychoanalytische Bewegung (The psychoanalytic movement) as one of the publications of the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag. As its title suggests, this bimonthly periodical was intended to open the frontiers of the institutionally contained psychoanalytic world to a broader non-specialist public. As a link between the science of psychoanalysis and a public with an interest in the literature, this periodical saw itself as a forum for somewhat unorthodox propositions and ideas. [...] After Storfer resigned from the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, Eduard Hitschmann took over the publication in August 1932. The number of subscribers to the periodical dropped after the National Socialist party came to power in Germany, when many German analysts and intellectuals close to analytic circles fled the country. The economic and political situation caused the publication of Die Psychoanalytische Bewegung to be suspended in December 1933.'' (International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis). Among the contributions are Thomas Mann: Die Stellung Freuds in der modernen Geistesgeschichte / Wilhelm Reich: Die Stellung der Psychoanalyse in der Sowjetunion. Notizen von einer Studienreise in Russland / Karl Bachler: August Strindberg. Eine psychoanalytische Studie / Eduard Hitschmann: Zur Psychologie des jüdischen Witzes / Lou Andreas-Salomé: Zum Typus Weib / Otto Fenichel: Über Homosexualität / Stefan Zweig: Das eheliche Missgeschick Marie Antoinettes / Havelock Ellis: Die neue Einschätzung des Obszönen / Richard Sterba: Spinne, Erhängen und Oralsadismus / Gustav Bychowski: Marcel Proust als Dichter der psychologischen Analyse.

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        Sports and Sportsmen: South Africa; Sports and Sportsmen: South Africa and Rhodesia

      Cape Town, South Africa: Atkinson & Partners (S.A.) Limited, 1929. Both volumes are No. 60 of 500 copies. "South Africa is undated but came out around "South Africa and Rhodesia" which is dated 1929. Boards moderately warped. Ink stamp of previous owner on front endpaper of "Rhodesia". Numerous plates (some moderatly foxed). Leather covers show moderate wear, staining, and fading (especially along spine of "Rhodesia").. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. Good+/No Dust Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Barsetshire Novels.

      Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press,, 1929. Edited by Michael Sadleir. In Fourteen Volumes. With Photographs of Barsetshire by Charles S. Olcott. 14 volumes, octavo (228 x 153 mm). Finely bound for The Riverside Press in brown crushed half morocco, titles and decoration to boards gilt, raised bands, brown cloth boards, plain brown endpapers, top edges gilt. Hand coloured frontispiece, and other illustrations throughout the set. Spines ever so slightly sunned, an excellent set. The Shakespeare Head edition. Limited edition of 525 copies of which this is number 104. With an original manuscript leaf by the author bound in at the front of volume 1.

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      Lincoln Mac Veagh / The Dial Press, New York 1929 - First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); navy blue cloth, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in yellow and in blind to spine and front cover; dustjacket; [viii],[2],3-308pp. Spine ends gently nudged, upper corner of rear board gently tapped (though still sharp), else very Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket designed by Irving Politzer is unclipped (priced $2.00), mild, even toning to panels, with four short tears along upper edge (the longest being 7/16"), and a tiny tear to lower rear flap fold; a Near Fine, unrestored example. Burnett's first novel, a hard-boiled classic charting the rise and fall of a Chicago gangster against a backdrop of political and social turmoil. The title character, Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello, was based, in part, after real-life Chicago gangster Al Capone, who experienced a similar rise and fall. The novel was released in 1929, the same year that Knopf published Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest; while Hammett's tough-guy legacy was cemented by introducing readers to the Continental Op, an argument can be made for Burnett's novel having a more enduring cultural relevance. With the release of Mervyn LeRoy's 1931 pre-code crime film, Edward G. Robinson's role as Rico would cement Burnett's character as the most imitated gangster figure in 20th century cinema, and the film's box-office popularity spawned a host of similar gangster films over the coming decades. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and a rarity in this condition; a survey of jacketed copies in the trade reveals the lame, blind, and halt, with the auction record revealing badly-worn copies with cracked hinges, deep chips, or heavy restoration (the last copies in comparable condition to ours were sold in 1978 and 1970 respectively). A superb copy of the archetypal gangster novel. Hubin, p.58; Pronzini & Muller, pp.101-102. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Loved Helen

      1929. First Edition . WHITE, T. H. Loved Helen and Other Poems. London: Chatto & Windus, (1929). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.Scarce first edition of T.H. WhiteÂ’s first book, a collection of verse that was featured by the Book Society.“Walter De la Mare had been asked to write a preface to this book, which was to be chosen by Hugh Walpole as the April poetry recommendation of the Book Society. Overloaded with work, De la Mare suggested sending the poems to T.S. Eliot or Gould Fletcher” (Gallix). In the end, Loved Helen was published without a preface. Gallix C1. Book fine. Original dust jacket with small chip near spine head, minor tape repair to verso of front panel, exceptionally good and quite nice. A lovely copy in the scarce original dust jacket.

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        The R.B. Adam Library Relating to Dr. Samuel Johnson and His Era.

      Buffalo, NY: Printed for the Author; London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1929. 3 vols, 4to, original blue buckram, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Frontispieces and numerous illustrations. A supplemental volume consisting mostly of manuscripts was issued the following year. Nice provenance for the collector of 18th century English literature: from the library of Walpole bibliographer and scholar Allen Tracy Hazen, with his posthumous book label on the front paste-downs. Later ink signature of Johnson scholar Chester Chapin, dated February 27, 1986, on the front free endpapers. Cloth slightly rubbed and worn; very good set.

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop]
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        CELEBRITIES I HAVE SHOT. [photography]

      no place: By Author, 1929. A black leather portfolio, stamped "CELEBRITIES I HAVE SHOT R. E. Morningstar Lecturer Journalist Traveler" on the front cover. Inside the portfolio are 19 gatefold mounted black & white photographs of politicians, celebrities, statesmen, etc. The photographs measure over 5 x 8 inches. On the inside front cover is affixed a letter, written to Morningstar from G. N. Northrup, on Headmaster of the Chicago Latin School letterhead. The individuals photographed are not identified, but it appears to contain photographs of Mary Pickford with Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Jackie Coogan, Clarence Darrow, William Howard Taft (in Decatur, IL), Charlie Chaplin, Theodore Roosevelt, Edward the Prince of Wales, Fanny Brice, James Harding, Woodrow Wilson, Gilbert + Sullivan, Al Capone, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Calvin Coolidge, etc. The photographs are in excellent condition. The leather portfolio is rubbed at the extremities.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The Paintings of D. H. Lawrence.

      London: The Mandrake Press,, [1929]. Quarto. Original half brown hard grained morocco with green cloth boards, a pheonix stamped in gilt to the centre of the back and front covers, top edge gilt with the others uncut. Illustrated with 26 full page illustrations. A very nice copy with some minor rubbing at the head and foot of spine. First edition. Limited to 510 numbered copies, including 10 copies on Japanese vellum.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Story of Doctor Manente Being the Tenth and Last Story from the Suppers of A. F. Grazzini Call Il Lasca

      Florence; 1929: G. Gorigoli. Limited Edition. Octavo. One of 1000 copies On Lombardy paper signed by the author 119pp., bound in cream colored paper covered boards, printed in red on upper over, central red oval ornament with fleur-de-lis, spine lettering red. A lovely copy with closed tears across the top of front and rear panels, tape residue to endpapers. Contains a bookplate of the Phoenix on front pastedown. Very nice.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        The Story of Doctor Manente. Being the Tenth and Last Story from the Suppers of A.F. Grazzini called Il Lasca. Translation and Introduction by D.H. Lawrence

      Florence: Orioli, 1929. First edition, No. 46 of 200 copies numbered and signed by Lawrence. Frontispiece portrait of Grazzini. 1 vols. 8vo. Cream-color paper-covered boards, worn and shaken, joints starting, tape repair to rear cover. First edition, No. 46 of 200 copies numbered and signed by Lawrence. Frontispiece portrait of Grazzini. 1 vols. 8vo. Signed by Lawrence. McDonald, vol. II, pp. 75-76

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Host: m?si?ník pro moderní kulturu, ro?ník [Guest: a monthly journal of modern culture], vols. II, III, IV, VI, VIII

      Hranice-Václav Petr, P?erov and Prague 1929 - Octavos and quartos (21 × 17 to 28.5 × 19.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 24 pp. each, beginning with vol. III consecutive pagination: 228, 312, 271 and 226 pp. Many issues with illustrations in the text and on separate plates. Lacking vol. IV, no. 1, else complete. Very good, save for vol. II, no. 1, which lacks a fragment of the front wrapper. Set of five yearly runs of this important Czech journal of the interwar literary and artistic avant-garde, in the original wrappers, with frequent illustrations and bold typographic design. Issued by Literární skupina, an association of Czech writers that closely identified with Expressionism. Like the avant-garde group Dev?tsil - based around such figures as Karel Teige, Jaroslav Seifert and Adolf Hoffmeister - the movement sought to unite the young creative minds of the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic. The two groups collaborated, but often disagreed, and their exchanges can be traced throughout this key publication of Czech modernist culture. In design and content, the journal became particularly interesting beginning with vol. IV, which was edited by Seifert and Teige themselves, who shifted the outlook to the international avant-garde. The contributions include important theoretical articles on topics such as Constructivism, Dada, Soviet Art, Surrealism, film aesthetics; poetry and prose by Biebl, Hoffmeister, Nezval, Seifert, Wolker and others; and translations of Apollinaire, Borges, Cendrars, Cocteau, Goll, Khlebnikov and others. The illustrations show works by Altman, Archipenko, Gropius, Kubi?ta, Larionov, Lissitzky, Malevich, Rodchenko, Teige, Zadkin and many others, as well as numerous advertisements for key Czech avant-garde publications. Scarce in the original wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        The Harlot's House and other Poems

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1929. 1/200. Good. John Vassos. 102pp. Small quarto [24 cm] 1/2 black leather over gray illustrated boards. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Bright pink endsheets. Heavy rubbing to extremities, corners exposed, spine lightly chipped at top, toning and light wear to boards; hinges cracked (but holding), ink name on front pastedown, light spotting to endpapers, light foxing to half-title and rear flyleaf, else interior is clean and lightly toned.  Includes sixteen full page illustrations from the imagination of John Vassos. This is the third Wilde work illustrated by 1930s book illustrator and industrial designer, John Vassos. This edition was limited to 200 signed and numbered copies, this is copy 165. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        TRAVEL DIARIES / JOURNALS. S.S. "Doric". S.S. "Albertic". 1929

      , 1929. 1929. Album a commercial aligator leatherette style. Album's leather spine perished, with covers detached. Poor binding. Text & ephemera - Very Good. "Albertic" stationery - signs of use. Holes from prior attachment. Overall, Very Good.. Album: 6"x 7-3/4" This lot includes twodiariesor journals that were kept during a "Grand Tour" trip toEurope from Canadaaboard the R.M.S. "Doric" and the S.S. "Albertic". The journals were written by Miss Anita Cronk [from Chicago?]. The first journal, begun July 12th 1929, was kept in aleather"Album", containing ~ 140 pages of mss entries. Interspersed among each days entries are photographs, postcards, telegrams, tickets, maps,menus, programs & other interesting ephemeral items that document the trip. At the rear are collected autographs & inscriptions from fellow passengers, as well as a list of hotels frequented during the trip. The second 'journal', of 40 pages written on loose S.S. "Albertic" stationery, documents the trip back home, again with associated ephemera from the trip, again, such asprograms, telegrams, tickets, photographs &menus.The first journal starts on July 12th 1929 when Miss Cronk and her friends arrive in Montreal. The ship sailed on 7 a.m. on July 13th and the next 20 pages of the journal document the eight day trip to Ireland. On Monday July 22nd the ship docked in Galway, Ireland. After spending four days in Ireland the ship left for Liverpool, England. After almost seven days in England the ship sails for Brussels. After spending a few days in France Miss Cronk and her friends take a train to Germany were they spend several days and then on to Austria, Italy and back to France. In this interesting journal Anita Cronk records the modes of travel, the hotels, the restaurants, the scenery and the people that she meets and also documents the travels with photographs and postcards and other numerous types of ephemera that are pasted into the album. The second journal starts on August 19th, 1929 is written on White Star Line S.S. "Albertic" stationary anddocumentsthe trip home. Interspersed among the pages are several "programs" documenting the activitiesaboardthe ship. There are also some photographs, tickets and menus. Also included with the two journals is the R.M.S. "Doric" passenger list that also includes a map of the journey. An interesting accounting from this young lady's shipboard activities & continental travel, just before the advent of the crippling 1929 Depression which would severely curtail the number of such journeys.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA ]
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        The World Crisis: The Aftermath

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1929. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a superior jacketed British first edition, first printing of the fifth book in ChurchillÂ’s acclaimed history of the First World War.  This volume deals with the postwar years 1918 to 1928.  This copy is near fine in a nearly very good dust jacket.  The blue cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt.  Of note, this copy is entirely free of the blistering of the binding cloth which is endemic to the edition.  The contents are crisp with no previous ownership marks.  The book feels unread.  Spotting is modest for the edition, primarily confined to endpapers, prelims, and page edges.  Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed.  The dust jacket shows only fractional chipping to extremities, a few short closed tears, and a tiny gouge at the center of the spine.  The spine is evenly toned, but nonetheless has quite respectable shelf presentation.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  Churchill played a critical, controversial, and varied role in the First World War and his remarkable experience underpins his epic, six-volume history of the conflict.  Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page.  Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. The dust jackets are elusive; when this set was originally published between 1923 and 1931, booksellers often discarded the dust jackets when offering the books for sale.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(IV).b, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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        Reveries of Omar Khayyam (Signed)

      Los Angeles [1929]: Kaloprint Corp. Unbound. Folio, one of 1000 artist's proof sets, with 19 (of 21) mounted plates, signed in pencil, by Cecil Trew. Loose as issued, in cloth, string tied portfolio, with gilt panels and pictorial label on front. Plates and mountings are fine. Cecil G. Trew is the pseudonym for Mrs. C. Gwendolen Ehrenborg (1897-1959). Much of her work was for A & C Black; she is best known as illustrator for two of Primrose Cummings' Silver Eagle books. She was author of a number of instructional books on drawing. She authored 5 children's books, two were about horses.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Snow Queen

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1929 Red covers with black wrting and decorations. No dustjacket.  Black marker 2 inch stripe on top of title page.  Some fading to spine and 2 inches on front cover.  Wonderful illustrations on endpapers and throughout the book in black and white and red.

      [Bookseller: Friends of the Libraries of Nevada Count]
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        TOAD OF TOAD HALL: A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book 'The Wind in the Willows'.

      Methuen & Co. (1929)., London: - First edition. Offset near hinges on endpapers (from the binding), otherwise near fine with top edge gilt; in very good or better dust jacket, slightly tanned at spine with small chips on corners and spine ends and light rubbing to folds. Housed in specially made plain cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        The Book of Fu-Manchu

      UK: Hurst & Blackett Ltd, 1929. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. The Book of Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer First Edition Hurst & Blackett Ltd 1929. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Covers VG in a good only original dust jacket priced 7/6.

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        Altai-Himalaya: A Travel Diary (in Dustjacket)

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1929. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A very sharp copy of the March 14, 1929 second printing before publication (actually preceding the March 25th 1st printing by 11 days). IN A NICE EXAMPLE OF THE UNCOMMON ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. Clean and Near Fine (with bright, completely unflecked gilt-lettering at the front panel and spine) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with very light creasing and chipping along the panel top-edges and light soiling to the rear panel. Thick octavo, 407 pgs., including 20 reproductions from paintings by the author himself.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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