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        [Photo and Scrapbook Albums]: Telephone Operator

      Los Angeles. 1929-1963. Two volumes. Quarto and octavo. Three-ring blue cloth binder and padded three-ring album with "Lola" and decorative gilt on the front board. The photo album contains 69 color and black and white photographs (with another 12 in the scrapbooks), all measuring between 3" x 3" and 8" x 10", some with captions on the rear. Overall about fine with light wear to the extremities. The photo album and scrapbook of Lola Gravitt who worked as a telephone operator for Pacific Bell for 43 years. Gravitt attended the Frank Wiggins Trade School graduating in 1930 to work for The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company until 1963, retiring as a supervisor. These albums feature images of Gravitt and her co-workers from the 1930s-1960s including women working the switchboard, receiving service awards, at wedding showers, birthdays parties, and at retirement, sometimes in costume for theme events like Halloween. Gravitt is often present or at the center of the activities. The scrapbook includes her various certificates from trade school, anniversary cards, ID card, programs for work events, and several letters congratulating her on retirement. An interesting collection of photos and ephemera related to one the earliest acceptable women's career options. .

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        Stanley Baldwin and Winston Churchill.

      London: 15 April, 1929. Original photograph, gelatin silver process. Good condition, oxidisation throughout image. Image size: 36.5 x 27.5 cm Signed by both Baldwin and Churchill in the mount below the image. This pre-war photograph shows Prime Minister Baldwin and his Chancellor of the Exchequer in conversation seated at the table in the Cabinet Office at Downing Street. Churchill's role as Chancellor of the Exchequer was ended soon after this photograph by defeat in the general election held on 30 May 1929.

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        Drinks of all Kinds

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman Ltd, ca 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. Undated, though assumed to be published circa 1929. Very Good, with small stains to cover, light rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends, offsetting to end papers. A scarce guide covering a variety of recipes, including cocktails, fancy drinks, punches, warm drinks and temperance drinks.

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        South Wind

      Argus Books, Chicago 1929 - 4to. 2 volumes. 288; 300 pp. lllustrations by John Austin. 1 of 40 copies. Signed. Unbound, gatherings in very good condition, in custom made labeled slipcase. (93429). Signed by Douglas and Austen on half-title page below an original drawing by Austen titled Nepenthe. [Woolf A19, l]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Das Blumenbuch. Zeichnungen von Rudolf Koch, in Holz geschnitten von Fritz Kredel.

      Mainz, Druck der Mainzer Presse, - 1929 - 3 Bände. 4°. (3) Bl., Tafeln 1-94 mit Zwischentitel (Vom Winter ins Frühjahr, Frühling u. Hochfrühling) (3) Bl.; (3) Bl., Tafeln 95-184 mit Zwischentitel (Sommeranfang) (3) Bl.; (3) Bl., Tafeln 185-250 (3) Bl. Orig.-Halbpergamentbände in Schuber.

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        Stanley Baldwin and Winston Churchill.

      London: 15 April 1929 - Original photograph, gelatin silver process. Good condition, oxidisation throughout image. Image size: 36.5 x 27.5 cm Signed by both Baldwin and Churchill in the mount below the image. This pre-war photograph shows Prime Minister Baldwin and his Chancellor of the Exchequer in conversation seated at the table in the Cabinet Office at Downing Street. Churchill's role as Chancellor of the Exchequer was ended soon after this photograph by defeat in the general election held on 30 May 1929. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Look Homeward, Angel.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. Signed and dated by Thomas Wolfe in 1937 on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing, near fine in the rare original dust jacket which has some professional restoration. American novelist, Thomas Wolfe "made it possible to believe that the stuff of life, with all its awe and mystery and magic, could by some strange alchemy be transmuted to the page" (William Gay). "Look Homeward, Angel is one of the most important novels of my life. . . . It's a wonderful story for any young person burning with literary ambition, but it also speaks to the longings of our whole lives; I'm still moved by Wolfe's ability to convey the human appetite for understanding and experience" (Elizabeth Kostova).

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        Sechs Radierungen zu Dostojewski`s Raskolnikow("). Die Mappe wurde vom Kupferdrucker Anton Emmer unter Aufsicht des Künstlers in einer einmaligen Auflage von hundertfünfzig - von Arthur Paunzen numerierten und signierten Exemplaren hergestellt.

      Edit. Lányi, Wien, 1929 - Radierungen auf leicht getöntem, festen Büttenkarton. Inet / Wikipedia (engl.) // Th.-Becker // Mappenwerk, Ex. 113/150 // Wien 1890–1940 Isle of Man. -Die Mappe leicht angestaubt, das Papier der Grafik leicht nachgedunkelt - insgesamt in sehr guter Erhaltung! -Selten! Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: Die Buchpreise beinhalten die reduzierte MwSt von 7 %, diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen // Rechnungen für Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Gemälde weisen gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Margenbesteuerung) keine MwSt aus (brutto = netto). 0 Gewicht in Gramm: 2001 44x35 cm (Mappe); 42x31 cm (Grafik und Textblätter). Impressum und jede Grafik signiert.

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        La ligne d'ombre

      First edition of the French translation, one of 109 numbered copies on vergé pur fil Lafuma-Navarre re-imposed in Tellière quarto format, tirage de tête.Spine with tiny stains, not serious, a good copy. Nrf Paris 1929 16,5x21,5cm broché

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        Look Homeward, Angel.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. Signed and dated by Thomas Wolfe in 1937 on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing, near fine in the rare original dust jacket which has some professional restoration. American novelist, Thomas Wolfe "made it possible to believe that the stuff of life, with all its awe and mystery and magic, could by some strange alchemy be transmuted to the page" (William Gay). "Look Homeward, Angel is one of the most important novels of my life. . . . It's a wonderful story for any young person burning with literary ambition, but it also speaks to the longings of our whole lives; I'm still moved by Wolfe's ability to convey the human appetite for understanding and experience" (Elizabeth Kostova).

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        HAVELOCK ELLIS IN APPRECIATION. With an Unpublished Letter by Thomas Hardy to Havelock Ellis, and a Foreword by Isaac Goldberg.

      Berkeley Heights, NJ Privately Printed by the Oriole Press 1929 - LIMITED FIRST EDITION, One of only 50 copies on Alexandra Japan vellum, this is copy number 28. Of the plain paper issue, 450 copies were printed additionally. Illustrated with 15 plates from various sources, primarily portraits and facsimiles. Also with embellishments such as initials and headpieces by Louis Moreau throughout. 8vo, in the printer's deluxe binding created only for this very limited issue, of vellum backed boards over paper handsomely designed and decorated in metallic colours, printed paper label on the spine, t.e.g. xlvi, 299, [1] pp. A well preserved and handsome copy of this rare limited issue, the Japan vellum with the lightest of the toning common to the material, the binding well preserved with only minor expected age mellowing. FIRST EDITION QUITE RARE IN THIS SPECIAL LIMITATION ISSUANCE,.We know of no other copies currently on the market. Havelock Ellis was a noted English physician, writer and social reformer but is best known for his pioneering works on Human Sexuality, which he studied as a science and attempted to bring out of the shadows and away from the period taboo and Victorian prudishness. Ellis viewed sexual activity as the healthy and natural expression of love, and he sought to dissipate the fear and ignorance that characterized many people’s attitudes toward human sexuality. This tribute includes contributions from over forty noteworthy persons including; Bertrand Russell, H. L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, Horace Traubel and Margaret Sanger. There is also a significant glimpse at Ellis' life and works by Joseph Ishill, a reprinting of a letter in Ellis' defense by George Bernard Shaw and more. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Congo suivi de Retour du Tchad

      Luxury edition illustrated with 64 original photographs by Marc Allégret, one of 28 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, deluxe edition.Very rare and beautiful copy. Nrf Paris 1929 25,5x33,5cm broché

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        Pelican in her Piety. Tailpiece II for the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

      1929. Original copper engraving printed with a blue wash for the Rime of the Ancient Mariner published by Douglas Cleverdon. Signed and dated in pencil by the artist.

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        Manifeste du Surréalisme - Poisson soluble. Nouvelle édition augmentée d'une préface et de la Lettre aux Voyantes. Envoi d'André Breton à Maurice Wullens qui l'offrit ensuite à l'un de ses amis.

      Kra, 1929. Les Documentaires Broché. Exemplaire du Service de Presse. Deux corrections manuscrites de A. Breton dans la préface. Maurice Wullens est le cofondateur de la Revue des Humbles, revue littéraire des instituteurs primaires, pacifiste et progressiste, dont il prendra la direction de 1916 à 1940. Bon état général. Impression sur papier de qualité médiocre.

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        The Winding Stairandnbsp


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      Berlin: Buchdruckerei Josef Berggrun, 1929. B252 pages with tables and diagrams with errata laidin. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6n 1/2") bound in original publiser's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. A C White's Christmas series with greetings tipped in and errata laid in. From the library of Edgar Holliday. Parallel German and English text. (Betts: 31-15) First edition.This work explains the antiform theory (the transformation of chess themes, their reversal) in detail and gives 151 examples of antiform transformation problems, grouped by themes as follows: Logical combinations and their antiforms. Indirect combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in defense and their antiforms. Anti-interference themes. Indirect combinations in defense and their antiforms. The Roman theme and its antiform. Metaforms. Complete antiforms. Holladay was the first American to become a FIDE International Master for Chess Composition; FIDE International Judge for Chess Composition; and "After Alain White's death, Edgar became the world's foremost expert on American chess problems." Moreover, Holladay is the "second overall most important American to the world of chess composition . . . ." (Alain White is the most important person ever in chess composition.)Condition:Recased with original spine laid on. Corners bumped, spine gilt dulled. Edgard Holladay's signature on front paste down with some occasional notes by him else a very good copy of an association piece.

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        CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES / ART DECO DESIGN: [Adler Automotive Company: An Art Deco Portfolio containing 10 Coloured Lithographs of New Car Models].

      [Germany, probably Frankfurt, or 1930]. 1929 - A Portfolio with a Complete Set of 10 coloured lithographs printed on thick paper (each 41 x 31 cm / 16 x 12 inches), housed within original portfolio of thick card and tan linen, with silver raised-relief papier maché decoration (Very Good, lithographs generally clean with lovely colours, save 1 lithograph with mild staining, some wear and warping to portfolio covers). A sumptuous Art Deco portfolio of coloured lithographs of new luxury models of Adler Automobiles, made to celebrate Clärenore Stinnes’ pioneering around-the-world tour, made by the esteemed artist Georg Johann Köhler. - This exceptionally elegant Art Deco portfolio features ten coloured lithographs of new luxury Adler car models, made to celebrate Clärenore Stinnes’ pioneering around-the-world tour (1927-9), conducted in an Adler Standard 6 automobile. Each of the images depicts a different new Adler model, accompanied by lovely vignettes of different subjects from contemporary life and style, many from exotic locales in Africa and China. The lithographs were designed by Georg Johann Köhler (1890 - 1944), a leading German Art Deco designer of advertisements and posters. Their production quality is top-notch and the colours are exquisite. The lithographs are housed within an original custom Art Deco portfolio of silver raised-relief papier maché decoration, bordered by tan linen. The portfolio of lithographs was made to such a high level of design and craftsmanship, that while a matter of speculation, it seems that it was made as a special presentation piece, as opposed to something regularly tendered to clients. The ten lithographs depicts the following models: 4 different types of Adler Standard 6 10/45 and 12/50 ps. (the Adler 6 10N was produced between 1927-1930 and the Adler 6 12 was made between 1928 and 1933); 4 different types of Adler Standard 8 15/70, (produced between 1928 and 1934); and 2 different types of Adler Favorit 8/35 (made between 1929 and 1933). The Adler Standard 6 attained global fame when an example was driven during Clärenore Stinnes’ pioneering around-the-world tour, which occurred from 1927 to 1929. The trip was the first-ever world tour by an automobile, and was the subject of innumerable newspaper articles and newsreels. Clärenore Stinnes (1900-90) was a larger than life figure who was on the forefront of auto racing at time when women were forbidden from even driving cars in many places. Along with Amelia Earhart, she was one of the great female global adventurers of the era. She started racing in 1924 and over the next three years won 17 races, making her one the most successful racers in Europe. On May 25, 1927, Stinnes embarked upon her around-the-world automobile journey in the company of Carl-Axel Söderström, a married Swede whom she met two days previously. The adventure was a grand spectacle, as the Adler and its accompanying freight vehicle (with two mechanics and spare parts) were often trailed by journalists eager for the best photo opportunity. While the present portfolio and lithographs are undated, their creation can be established to 1929 or 1930, based on the models depicted, and the fact that they were made to celebrate Stinnes’ feat. In homage to Stinnes, the lithographs depict female drivers, which was somewhat unusual for time. The Adler Company, formally Adlerwerke vorm. H. Kleyer AG, was based in Frankfurt, Germany, and made cars, bicycles, motorcycles and typewriters. The company was founded in 1900 and quickly became renowned for its luxury car models, incorporating the most advanced technology and artistically virtuous design. Adler’s automobiles attained global fame following Clärenore Stinnes world tour. The company produced cars up to the beginning of World War II. Following the war, the company decided to discontinue its production of cars, and ceased to exist as a distinct entity in 1957. Surviving Adler automobiles, including the models depicted in the present portfolio, are today amongst the most desi

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        Sybil Thorndike.

      London; Thornton Butterworth. 1929. First edition. Large 8vo. Publisher's tremendously flashy orange and red cloth titled in black (using a bizarre pseudo Spartan typeface) to spine and front boards. A fine copy in a very good example indeed of the dustwrapper with some light marginal wear and a little scuffing and some tiny creases here and there, there is also a narrow strip of tape reinforcement to the head of the spine panel. Inscribed by Sybil Thorndike to the front flyleaf in 1937. A very handsome copy of the approved account of the life of one the grande dames of British drama.

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        Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Daggers, Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords;1300-1800. Includes the Ellis, De Dino, and Reubell Collections. Limited to 900 Volumes/Sets.

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1929 - Large 4to. Note: These two volumes are obviously a set, and not independently published. They share the same date of publication and Publisher, and same Limitation of 900 Copies, July 1929. Only "European Daggers." has both a Table of Contents AND an Introduction by the Author, which I identify as Volume 1. The other volume, "European Court Swords and Hunting Swords," lacks an Introduction, and has a full page Notice that the Author, Bradford Dean, died December 6, 1928, "while the present work was in the press." I refer to this as Volume 2. Condition: Both volumes are bound in blue buckram with gold stamped titles on spine only. On each volume, a small ink stamp near each spine on the front pastedown identifies "Geo. A. Flohr Co. Cincinnati O. SEP 1946" as the binder. Binding on both volumes is sound; vol 2 is slightly torqued top of spine only. Moderate wear at head and tail of spines, with light surface wear to covers. Other than above stamp, there are no internal marks. All plates have a full tissue guard, and none are damaged. Please note that total weight for both volumes is 14.5 pounds, which will require increased shipping charges if shipped outside the U.S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bottom Dogs

      London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Light spotting to edge of text, otherwise fine in original black cloth and near fine printed dust jacket slightly sunned at spine.. Duodecimo. 5.5 x 7.75 in. xix; 285 pp. Top edge gilt. Association copy. Inscribed to the publisher and poet Jonathan Williams in 1959. Limited edition of 500 copies, this one being #146. First edition of his first book. While an American, this was initially published in England.

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        The Christopher Robin Story Book

      Methuen, 1929 A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1929. A very good+ book with some light spotting to the page edges and to the endpapers. In a good unclipped wrapper with a chip to the top corner of the front panel and some light chipping to the spine tips. Some creasing and one or two small closed tears. A rare book in a scarce wrapper.

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        THE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN STORY BOOK... Decorations by E. H. Shepard. London.

      Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. First edition. A near fine copy in a wrapper that has a clean tear in the front panel. It is rare to find this book in a wrapper however.

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        Bibliomystikon oder Die Geheimbibel der Eingeweihten : Ariosophische Bibeldokumente und Bibelkommentare zu allen Büchern der Heiligen Schrift, auf Grund der anthropologischen und archäologischen Forschungen und der arischen, klassischen und orientalischen Bibelversionen zusammengestellt. [teils mit dem Vermerk:] als Handschrift gedruckt / Als Handschrift für die Freunde des Verfassers herausgegeben.-

      Pforzheim, Privatdruckverlag Bibliomystikon (Auslieferung: Verlag Herbert Reichstein) ab Bd.6: Manserie Szt. Balazs, bis ca. 1929 - 10 Bände in 15 Büchern (so komplett). 8° (20x14), 128,(4); 160,(4); 164; 189,(3); 240; 210; 184; (VI),180; 164; (V),164; (V),156; (V),140; (V),194; (V),166; (V),158; (V),174 S., die ersten 5 Bände mit TafelAbb., 1 VerfasserPorträt, braune Olnbde gewachst mit goldTitel / ab Bd.6 OKart (Brosch), die Leinenbände in tadelloser Erhaltung, die Broschuren Bde. 6 und 7 mit Gebrauchsspuren und Anstreichungen, Bd.8 untKapital mit Tesa verstärkt, Bde. 9 und 10 unaufgeschnitten, SIGNIERT!! [Hieronimus; 53].-- Band IX.2 Titelblatt mit eigenhändiger Signatur von Liebenfels, die darüberstehende ebenfalls vom Autor stammende handschriftliche Widmung wurde versucht zu radieren, aber noch lesbar 'Fräulein Paula Schiffner [?] / mit .ungsvollem Neujahrsgruss / JorgLanzLiebenfels'.--- einigen Bänden beiliegend ein Leihzettel von Fra Parsifal CONT [d.i. Walter Krenn, nach Goodrick-Clarke S.106) mit der Bitte um Rückgabe an die Prioratsbibliothek.-- Band X.2. Deckel mit Schriftzug 'Krenn' ---------------ALLE 15 BÜCHER VOLLSTÄNDIG SOWIE MIT SIGNATUR EIN ABSOLUTES RARISSIMUM!------------------- Bandeinteilung: I.Anthropozoikum.- II.Dämonozoikum.- III.Theozoikum.- IV.1.Introduktion in die ariosophische Esoterik des Alten und Neuen Testaments.- IV.2.Der ariosophisch-esoterische Gott und Genesis I und II.- IV.3.Sie Erzväter der Menschheit: Genesis III-L.- V.Moses, der Musenpriester (Exodus und Leviticus).- VI.Das Gesetz- und Religionsbuch der Musen und Heroen (Die Bücher Numeri, Deuteronomium, Josue, Richter und Ruth).- VII.Könige und Helden (die historischen Bücher des Alten Testamentes).- VIII.1.Propheten und Hohenpriester (Kommentar zu Job, Psalmen, Proverbia, Ecclesiastes Canticum, Liber Sapientiae Ecclesiasticus, Isaias, Jeremias, Baruch, Threni).- VIII.2.Prophete und Hohepriester (Kommentar zu Ezechiel, Daniel, zu den 12 kleinen Propheten und zu den 2 Büchern der Machabäer).- IX.1.Christus und der elektrotheonische Mensch des Uranuszeitalters (Kommentar zu Matthaeus I-XVIII,11).- IX:2:Leiden und Sterben des elektrotheonischen Logos (Kommentar zu Matthaeus XVIII.XXVIII, Marcus und Lucas).- X.1.Wiedergeburt und Auferstehung des elegrotheonischen Logos im Uranusmenschen (Kommentar zum Johannes-Evangelium, zur Apostelgeschichte und zu den Briefen Pauli an die Römer und Corinther).- X.2. (Schlußband) Schrecken und Herrlichkeiten des elektrotheonischen Logos im Uranusmenschen (Kommentar zu den übrigen Briefen und zur Geheimen Offenbarung).- [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The World Crisis:

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1929?37. 1911?1914; 1915; 1916?1918; The Aftermath; The Unknown War: The Eastern Front. 5 works in 6 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt and front covers blind. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). Provenance: from the Wybrow collection. 1916?1918, pt. I with some light marks to covers, pt II with some bubbling to cloth, Unknown War with faded spine, gilt rubbed. An excellent set overall. A nicely inscribed set, with each volume inscribed by Churchill on the same date on the front free endpaper. The first two volumes read: "Inscribed for Charles Hughes by Winston S. Churchill. April 1938"; the remaining volumes read "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill. April 1938", with the exception of Part I of 1916?1918, where Churchill started to write "Inscribed for", then crossed out "for" and wrote "by". With the ownership signature of Hughes to parts I and II of 1916?1918 above Churchill's inscription. The set consists of mixed printings, except for The Unknown War, which is the Thornton Butterworth Keystone Library edition of 1937.

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        David Golder

      First edition, one of 300 numbered copies on alfa paper, an advance (service de presse) copy.Handsome autograph inscription from Irène Némirovsky to Henri Béraud.A few small spots mostly affecting the first and last leaves.Provenance : the library of Henri Béraud. Grasset Paris 1929 12x19cm broché

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        A Relation between Distance and Radial Velocity among Extra-Galactic Nebulae.

      [Washington, D.C.]: Carnegie Institution, 1929. First edition, extraordinarily rare inscribed offprint, of Hubble's landmark paper, which "made as great a change in man's conception of the universe as the Copernican revolution 400 years before" (DSB). Even 'ordinary' copies of this offprint are very rare, but we have never seen nor heard of another inscribed copy. Indeed, Hubble autograph material of any form is very seldom seen in commerce. This paper "is generally regarded as marking the discovery of the expansion of the universe" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). It established what would later become known as Hubble's Law: that galaxies recede from us in all directions and more distant ones recede more rapidly in proportion to their distance. "... the repercussions were immense. The galaxies were not randomly dashing through the cosmos, but instead their speeds were mathematically related to their distances, and when scientists see such a relationship they search for a deeper significance. In this case, the significance was nothing less than the realization that at some point in history all the galaxies in the universe had been compacted into the same small region. This was the first observational evidence to hint at what we now call the Big Bang" (Simon Singh, Big Bang). Hubble's "result has come to be regarded as the outstanding discovery in twentieth-century astronomy" (DSB). In the early 1920s most astronomers believed that the universe was static and unchanging on the large scale. Einstein himself had introduced his 'cosmological constant' in 1917 to allow solutions of the equations of general relativity corresponding to a static universe. Two such solutions were found: Einstein's matter-filled universe and Willem de Sitter's empty universe. The latter model attracted much interest because it predicted redshifts for very distant objects, something which had been observed as early as 1912 by Vesto Slipher. However, De Sitter's model was conceived by astronomers to be no less static than Einstein's. In 1922 Alexander Friedmann developed a model of an evolutionary universe, which could be expanding, and this was re-discovered by Georges Lemaître in 1927. But Lemaître went further: he established theoretically the proportional relationship between the rate of expansion and distance. Important as these theoretical developments were, it was only observational data that could establish which of the models, if any, corresponded to the actual universe. By the late 1920s, Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) had established himself as the leading expert on extragalactic nebulae (now called 'galaxies'). Trained at Yerkes Observatory, in 1919 Hubble had joined the staff of the Carnegie Institution's Mount Wilson Observatory, the leading astrophysical observatory in the world, where he had access to the largest telescope in the world, the 100-inch Hooker reflector. With its aid, he had established in 1924 and 1925 that the spiral nebulae are external galaxies lying far beyond our own Milky Way galaxy, and that the observed universe is therefore much larger than our own galaxy. "By 1929 Hubble had obtained distances for eighteen isolated galaxies and for four members of the Virgo cluster. In that year he used this somewhat restricted body of data to make the most remarkable of all his discoveries and the one that made his name famous far beyond the ranks of professional astronomers. This was what is now known as Hubble's law of proportionality of distance and radial velocity of galaxies. Since 1912, when V. M. Slipher at the Lowell Observatory had measured the radial velocity of a galaxy (M 31) for the time by observing the Doppler displacement of its spectral lines, velocities had been obtained of some forty-six galaxies, forty-one by Slipher himself. Attempts to correlate these velocities with other properties of the galaxies concerned, in particular their apparent diameters, had been made by Carl Wirtz, Lundmark, and others; but no definite, generally acceptable result had been obtained. In 1917 W. de Sitter had constructed, on the basis of Einstein's cosmological equations, an ideal world-model (of vanishingly small average density) which predicted red shifts, indicative of recessional motion, in distant light sources; but no such systematic effect seemed to emerge from the empirical data. Hubble's new approach to the problem, based on his determinations of distance, clarified an obscure situation. For distances out to about 6,000,000 light-years he obtained a good approximation to a straight line in the graphical plot of velocity against distance. Owing to the tendency of individual proper motions to mask the systematic effect in the case of the nearer galaxies, Hubble's straight-line graph depended essentially on the data obtained from galaxies in the Virgo cluster. These indicated that over the observed range of distance, velocities increased at the rate of roughly 100 miles a second for every million light-years of distance. "Einstein paid a special visit to Hubble at Mount Wilson in 1931 to thank him for his work, and said that introducing the cosmological constant in order to ensure a static universe had been "the greatest blunder of my life." "Hubble's discovery stimulated much theoretical work in relativistic cosmology and aroused great interest in fundamental papers on expanding world models by A. Friedmann and G. Lemaître that had been written several years before but had attracted little attention. The interpretation of the straight line in Hubble's graph of velocity against distance and of its slope were eagerly discussed. The constant ratio of velocity to distance is now usually denoted by the letter H and is called Hubble's constant. It has the dimensions of an inverse time--its reciprocal, according to Hubble's original determination, being approximately two (since revised to about ten) billion years. If the galaxies recede uniformly from each other, as was suggested by E. A. Milne in 1932, this could be interpreted as the age of the universe; but, whatever the true law of recessional motion may be, Hubble's constant is generally regarded as a fundamental parameter in theoretical cosmology. "Hubble's work was characterized not only by his acuity as an observer but also by boldness of imagination and the ability to select the essential elements in an investigation. In his careful assessment of evidence he was no doubt influenced by his early legal training. He was universally respected by astronomers, and on his death N. U. Mayall expressed their feelings when he wrote: "It is tempting to think that Hubble may have been to the observable region of the universe what the Herschels were to the Milky Way and what Galileo was to the solar system"" (DSB). DSB VI: 530-531. Offprint from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 3. Inscribed on front wrapper by Hubble ("To R. G. Felder, from Edwin Hubble"). Three punch holes to left margin. Small closed tear to the center of the upper margin of the first text leaf.

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        Zweifach signiertes und numeriertes Exemplar - HAD [Schlange].

      Prag, (1929)., Zodiak, - 2°. Mit 1 ganzseitigen Radierung von Karel Svolinsky als Frontispiz sowie einer kleineren Radierung im Kolophon. 40 p., Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe. Eigenhändig im Kolophon von Karel Svolinsky und Josef Palivec (Übersetzer) signiert. Eines von 99 Exemplaren. Dieses trägt die Nr. 88. - With a full page etching and a smaller colophon etching. 40 p., illustr. wrappers, Signed by Karel Svolinský and Josef Palivec (translator). First edition. (= Zodiak, No. 7.). Umschlag am unteren Rand rissig. Erste Buchblockhälfte an der unteren Ecke feuchtefleckig. Zwiete Buchblockhälfte mit Wasserrand. de Band:

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        Corpse on the Mat.

      London: Victor Gollancz Limited 1929 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Contents foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and edges. First edition, first impression. An early Kennedy detective novel, and published later the same year in the US under the title The Man Who Rang the Bell. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Military Operations - Gallipoli. Vol. I: Inception of the Campaign to May 1915; Vol. II: May 1915 to the Evacuation. Maps and Sketches compiled by Major A.F. Becke.

      William Heinemann, London. 1929, 1932 - First edition. Issued as part of the History of the Great War based on official documents by direction of the Historical Section Committee of Imperial Defence. Octavo. Four volumes, two of which are the appendices with maps in pockets at the rear: pp xviii, 380; viii, 77; xvi, 517; viii, 85. Numerous maps and photographs. Original red cloth lettered in gilt. Very scarce. Covers a little marked and bumped at edges. Snag at head of spine of Vol. II. Very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Six hymns of HOMER. The English Translation by Percy Bysshe Shelley facing the original Greek.

      - (Maastricht), The Halcyon Press, 1929. Gedrukt in 481 genummerde exemplaren. 2 delen in een luxueuze doos van halfmarokijn met gemarmerd karton (Binderij Phoenix). In de doos is nog ruimte over (het is de gemarmerde doos links op het plaatje).* 1. Een van 25 Romeins genummerde exemplaren op Keizerlijk Japans papier. Gebonden in rood heelmarokijn met vijf ribben, titel in goud en gemarmerde schutbladen, kop verguld (uitgeversband van Louis Malcorps).2. Een van 450 exemplaren op geschept Hollands papier van Pannekoek. Rood linnen. Opmerkelijke typografie van J. van Krimpen. The Halcyon Press 5. Van Dijk 183. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La joie

      First edition, one of 150 lettered copie hors commerce on alfa, advance (service de presse) copies .With an autograph inscription from Georges Bernanos to (Robert) Garric : "... son diffamateur and son ami..."Spine slightly sunned, a joint cracked and glued on foot. Plon Paris 1929 13x20cm broché

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        Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses: From the Collection of William Woodward. With Notes by W.S. Vosburgh.

      Privately Printed for Ernest R. Gee [by The Derrydale Press], New York 1929 - First edition, one of 300 copies. Quarto, bound original full red crimson morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt tooling to the spine with raised bands, gilt ruled covers with gilt title on front cover, top edge gilt. Inscribed by the author, "To Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Doubleday with my best and affectionate regards William Woodward." The recipient, Nelson Doubleday was a United States book publisher and president of Doubleday Company from 1922-1946. His father Frank N. Doubleday founded the business. Contains sixty-eight engraved plates and three charts. In very good condition. Contracted through Ernest Gee, this was Connett's first major work in fine book production, and Woodward spared no expense. Woodward recollects, "Mr. Walter S. Vosburgh.and I were talking one day of my paintings, and I expressed the wish that he should come to see them. When he came one Sunday afternoon a few years ago, we spent an exceedingly agreeable afternoon together, for Mr. Vosburgh is so full of the lore of the Turf that every picture had its special meaning and every horse its special anecdote.I asked him if he would write sketches of the principal horses whose portraits I then had. In due course he gave me a series of sketches, written in his own hand and of a delightful nature. With his permission, they accompany the reproductions of the portraits which they supplement" (Woodward, Foreword). Frazier V-4-D; Siegel 22. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Architectural Side of Golf by... with a Preface by J.C. Squire.

      London - New york - Toronto, Longmans, 1929, 8vo (cm. 19 x 24,5) legatura originale tutta tela con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, vignetta dorata impressa al piatto anteriore, pp. (2)-XIX-211 , , antiporta incisa in seppia, frontespizio colorato, con molte illustrazioni nel testo e 44 tavole a colori fuori testo. Prima edizione

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        A Lewis Mumford Archive. Signed books, letters, typescripts and manuscripts

      1929-1968. A collection of inscribed books and letters by Lewis Mumford from the estate of the renowned poet Carolyn Kizer (1924-2014) , whose second husband was the architect John Woodbridge (1929-2014). His first wife was the architectural critic Sally Woodbridge. Carolyn Kizer's father Benjamin Kizer (1878-1978) was an intellectual friend of Mumford's and wrote numerous reviews of his works, some apparently unpublished. He was a civic leader in Spokane, WA and the Pacific Northwest and was a diplomat in China after WWII. This collection consists of 19 books by Mumford, mostly inscribed by Mumford and annotated by Benj. Kizer; 10 typed and annotated or manuscript book reviews and reminiscences by Benj. Kizer; 3 TLS by Mumford and one ALS from his wife. Details on request.

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        Leaves of Grass

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1929. Original boards. First Edition Thus. 4to. xlvi, 154 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Whitman reproduced from a portrait made in 1876 by Frank Pearsall. Introduction by Carolyn Wells. Designed by Frederic Warde and SIGNED by him on the colophon; printed by William Edwin Rudge. Includes a facsimile of a page from the first edition of "Leaves of Grass" owned and annotated by Whitman. Laid in is a publisher's offering notice to subscribers.Decorative green cloth in publisher's grey dustjacket. A fine copy in dustjacket; housed in publishers' slipcase (small rubbing to spine). A beautiful copy of one of the central works of American poetry. The second publication of The Limited Editions Club. A reprint of the first edition printed in 1859, retaining Whitma's Preface which was omitted in subsequent editions of his poems.

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        Sobre los Ángeles (1927-1928) Primera edición 1929

      - Madrid, Compañía ibero-americana de publicaciones, 1929,181 pp. Rústica. Manchas de óxido en cubierta y alguna en el interior. Dos firmas anterior propietario. Primera edición [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Official Year-Book of The National Assembly of The Church of England 1929

      Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musikalisches Albumblatt mit eigh. Notenzeile und Unterschrift.

      Wien Januar 1929 - Quer-8. - "Ihr liebt mich, Mona Violanta .?" - Leichte Faltspur, minimal stockfleckig. Fünf Takte aus dem Duett Alfonso-Violanta in Szene 6 von Korngolds einaktiger Oper "Violanta", einem seiner erfolgreichen Jugendwerke (Uraufführung München 1916).

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        La Chute de la maison Usher. In-8 gr., 80 pp., (6 ff.), leg. d'amatore pieno marocchino senape con titolo impresso a secco al dorso. In fine è conservato il vecchio dorso in brossura. Edizione illustrata da 10 acqueforti originali di Alexandre Alexeïeff (delle quali 8 fuori testo). Tiratura limitata di 365 esemplari, il presente è il num 81 impresso su vélin blanc à la cuve B.K.F. des papeteries de Rives. La traduzione è di Charles Baudelaire. Poe ed il romanzo gotico rappresenteranno per Baudelaire una potente influenza, che risulterà evidente in molti dei componimenti de "I fiori del male". Alexeïeff regista del cinema di animazione, incisore e illustratore russo, (1901-1982), durante il lungo periodo parigino si dedicò all'illustrazione di edizioni pregiate di opere di scrittori in prevalenza russi, con risultati notevoli che sembrano preannunciare l'imminente passaggio all'immagine in movimento. Bellissimo esemplare, perfettamente conservato.

      [], 1929. La Chute de la maison Usher. Traduction de Ch. Baudelaire. Gravures de Alexeïeff. Paris, Orion, (1929).

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        The Barsetshire Novels. Edited by Michael Sadleir. In Fourteen Volumes. With Photographs of Barsetshire by Charles S. Olcott.

      Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1929 - 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. Spines ever so slightly sunned, an excellent set. Hand coloured frontispiece, and other illustrations throughout the 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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        Paul Klee. Ausstellung zu Klees 50. Geburtstag, 20. Oktober bis 15. November 1929 Lützowufer 13.

      Berlin, Druck von Otto von Holten, 1929 - 15,7 x 12,3 cm, (16) Seiten, 16 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, illustrierte Original-Klammerheftung, abgesehen von der Lochung in Vorder- und Hinterdeckel ein gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen Kataloges. Dascher 468 (mit Abbildungen Seite 270). - Muller-Applebaum (Grohmann 1954) 437. - Der Katalog verzeichnet 150 Arbeiten von Paul Klee.

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        Bruno Liljefors - An Appreciation ** Rare English Text Deluxe Editition of 20, SIGNED BY lILJEFORS***

      C. E. Fritzes, Stockholm 1929 - The RAREST of All Liljefors Books; Deluxe Edition limited to just 20 copies; SIGNED BY BRUNO LILJEFORS; this # 13. English Text. With original pencil signed etching frontise. Book leather bound; gold gilt edges, ribbed spine. This copy has the original fine custom slipcase with slight wear on lower back corner. 1929 classic work by the Swedish master Bruno Liljefors is in EXCELLENT condition; pristine copy. Profusely illustrated in color and black&white; 193 pp. no foxing. plates are in crisp condition. Binding is in excellent condition. Etching's tissue guard still present. We have only seen one other copy, and a Museum that one. A welcome addition to any wildlife art connoisseur's library. . (this from my personal collection, selling due to forced retirement ). Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Northern Saga

      The Hogarth Press 1929 - A lovely copy in all respects of this academic treatise on the origins of Icelandic Literature. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf while living in Tavistock Square. Bound in original brown cloth, lettered in black on the spine. In a complete dust jacket with only minimal wear. Laid in is a Review Slip which provides the Date of Publication as Sept. 26, 1929 and a price of 7/6. Also laid in is a loose book-plate from Robert Reedman, the famous collector of Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury and Hogarth Press materials. The true first edtion from an orignal print run of 1000 copies. Woolmer 198. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BEAUX STRATAGEM. A comedy With Seven Engravings on Copper by J. E. Laboureur and an Introduction by Bonamy Dobree

      Bristol Douglas Cleverdon 1929 - COPY NUMBER 1 of the this LIMITED FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by the Illustrator, J. E. Laboureur. With, an extra set of the engravings in final state housed in a foldover sleeve at the end of the book. This copy signed and with a special design by Laboureur on the upper cover. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper. Including the normal copies a total printing of only 527 copies was accomplished. With a total of 15 engravings, the 7 called for engraved illustrations on plates by J. E. Laboureur bound in with tissue guards, a second set of the plates in final state housed in a sleeve at the rear and with an additional plate of the engraved title-page vignette added to this copy and not called for in the records. 8vo, in the original vellum over green cloth boards, the spine gilt lettered and with the special design by Laboureur stamped in gilt on the upper cover. xxviii +128 pp. A very fine copy, essentially as pristine. FIRST EDITION, COPY NUMBER 1 OF THIS LIMITED SIGNED EDITION WITH THE ADDITION OF LABOUREUR'S FINE LYRICAL PLATES. The Beaux' Stratagem, a comedy, was first produced at the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket, London, on March 8, 1707. In the play, Archer and Aimwell, two young gentlemen who have fallen on hard times, plan to travel through small towns, entrap young heiresses, steal their money and move on. In the first town, Lichfield, they set their sights on Dorinda, but Aimwell falls truly in love, and the comedy ensues. A master draftsman, engraver, etcher, and lithographer, the French Cubist, Jean-Emile Laboureur illustrated books by such authors as Andre Maurois, Jean Giraudoux, Colette, Andre Gide, Paul-Jean Toulet, Maurice Maeterlinck and François Mauriac. This is one of the few titles in English to be graced with his workmanship. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Toilers of the Hills.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed. An excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket with sunned spine and edges and a few nicks and chips to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of the novel, which was first published the previous year in the US. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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