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        The Seven Dials Mystery

      Collins, London 1929 - Black cloth titled in red on spine and upper front board, red border to front board. The cover is tidy, part faded at the spine and rubbed at the spine ends. Bindings are tight and text block is square. There is light foxing in the pages, no other marks. Complete with a professionally made facsimile dust jacket in an archival cover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sonatina Gijonesa

      [Talleres Espasa-Calpe], Madrid 1929 - 300 pp. Warmly inscribed by the author to Enrique Naranjo. 'Sonatina Gijonesa,' the second work by the Asturian author, José Barcia, created an uproar because of its caustic portrayal of the social parasitism of the wealthy classes. Though the novel is somewhat autobiographical, and many of the characters were easily identifiable (which no doubt intensified the uproar), the work is marked by an early experimentalism and break with more traditional storytelling. José Fernández Barcia (1887-1948) born in Gijón, emigrated to Argentina, knocked around in dead end jobs, served in the Uruguay National guard and as a trade Unionist in France, but returned to Gijon to write his first work, Andanzas (Gijón, 1924), an autobiography. He again left, traveled to Germany where he taught Spanish, and finally returned to Oviedo to write this novel. (See Alvaro Ruiz de la Peña, Introducción a la literatura asturiana, pp. 193-196). We could locate only two copies: BN Spain and B. Univ. Oviedo. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston. Suares: Escritores y artistas asturianos III, pp.188-191. Wrappers worn, small chips to edges, some minor sunning, spine cocked, still a very good copy of this very scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE TRAVELS OF LEMUEL GULLIVER

      [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1929. Hardcover. Just a touch of rubbing to the spine tips. About Fine, lacking the slipcase but with the scarce Monthly Letter. Alexander King. Quarto (7-3/8" x 11-1/8") bound in natural linen backed with pigskin leather. The first book of the press and apparently the first illustrated edition of this classic satire aimed at adults. Copy #509 of 1500 illustrated by Alexander King and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

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        Sonatina Gijonesa

      Madrid: [Talleres Espasa-Calpe], 1929. First edition. Paper wrappers. Wrappers worn, small chips to edges, some minor sunning, spine cocked, still a very good copy of this very scarce title.. 300 pp. Warmly inscribed by the author to Enrique Naranjo. 'Sonatina Gijonesa,' the second work by the Asturian author, José Barcia, created an uproar because of its caustic portrayal of the social parasitism of the wealthy classes. Though the novel is somewhat autobiographical, and many of the characters were easily identifiable (which no doubt intensified the uproar), the work is marked by an early experimentalism and break with more traditional storytelling. José Fernández Barcia (1887-1948) born in Gijón, emigrated to Argentina, knocked around in dead end jobs, served in the Uruguay National guard and as a trade Unionist in France, but returned to Gijon to write his first work, Andanzas (Gijón, 1924), an autobiography. He again left, traveled to Germany where he taught Spanish, and finally returned to Oviedo to write this novel. (See Alvaro Ruiz de la PeÅ„a, Introducción a la literatura asturiana, pp. 193-196). We could locate only two copies: BN Spain and B. Univ. Oviedo. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston. Suares: Escritores y artistas asturianos III, pp.188-191.

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        Le Musée des Sorciers Mages et Alchimistes

      Paris: Librairie de France, 1929. First edition. With 365 figures in text, 10 color plates. Title page printed in red and black. 450 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original publisher's cloth backed pictorial boards with red and black wrappers bound in. Some minor soiling, a fine copy. First edition. With 365 figures in text, 10 color plates. Title page printed in red and black. 450 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Superbly illustrated work on the history and iconography of witchcraft, alchemy, and magic.

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        Cock Fighting All Over the World

      GRIT & STEEL, GAFFNEY, S.C. 1929 - Cock Fighting All Over the World by C.A. Finsterbusch. Publisher: Grit & Steel in Gaffney, S.C. 1929.Title is gilted in gold. Former owners name is written in the book. Blue cloth covered boards with light soiling and wear to edges. Soiling to page edges and number of text pages. Closed tears throughout the text, many repaired with old cello tape that has caused discoloration. Many photos and text throughout text. Splits in front and black gutters, but all pages appear to be tight other than the last page of appendix page 471. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1929 EDITION: 471 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Little, Brown and Co. First American edition., Boston 1929 - Originally published in a German newspaper in November and December 1928, then a book in Germany in January the following year, this edition in June the same year, 2.5 million copies sold in 22 languages during 1929-1930, and the English title has, like Catch-22, been absorbed into common usage. Fine in dustwrapper with a little restoration along edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Badger Books]
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        Faust. Eine Tragödie.

      Zollikon bei Zürich, Graphische Kunstanstalt von Paul Bender 1929 - Groß-4°. 33 cm [80] Blatt. Illustrierter Original-Halblederband mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Rundum-Goldschnitt. Nummer 361 von 400 (gesamt 600) nummerierten Exemplaren der Ausgabe B, im Impressum von Frau U. Holtz signiert. Druck nach der Originalhandschrift des Hamburger Schriftkünstlers Johann Holtz (1875 - 1944) auf Papier der Papierfabrik Biberist bei Solothurn. Mit farb- und goldgehöhtem Titel, Initialen, Randleisten und einigen Textillustrationen in Gold und Farbe. Einband an Kanten minimalst bestoßen. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Relations & Complications: Being the Recollections of H.H. the Dayang Muda of Sarawak

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head, (1929). First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. xviii, 253 pages, plus ads. The memoirs of a princess of the clan of British Rajahs who ruled Sarawak, in Borneo, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Often cited as Kay Boyle's first book; she definitely worked on it with Canadian poet John Glassco. First edition (first printing). A solid good copy, with bumping to the edges and a bit of splitting to the cloth at the spine. Scarce, even in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        The Compleat Angler; The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson; and Miscellaneous Writings Edited by Geoffrey Keynes

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. No. 314 of 1600 copies. With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. x, 631, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full brown niger morocco, fine bright spine in fine original slipcase. Poulton, Thomas, & Sigrist, Charles. No. 314 of 1600 copies. With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. x, 631, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A beautifully produced volume (the title page alone went through 27 revisions), and the first edition of Walton's complete writings. Dreyfus 61; Coigney 303

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        The Compleat Angler; The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson; and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes

      The Nonesuch Press, London 1929 - Poulton, Thomas, & Sigrist, Charles. No. 314 of 1600 copies. With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. x, 631, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A beautifully produced volume (the title page alone went through 27 revisions), and the first edition of Walton's complete writings. Dreyfus 61; Coigney 303 Original full brown niger morocco, fine bright spine in fine original slipcase With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. x, 631, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Relations & Complications: Being the Recollections of H.H. the Dayang Muda of Sarawak

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head, (1929). First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. xviii, 253 pages, plus ads. The memoirs of a princess of the clan of British Rajahs who ruled Sarawak, in Borneo, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Often cited as Kay Boyle's first book; she definitely worked on it with Canadian poet John Glassco. First edition (first printing). A solid good copy, with bumping to the edges and a bit of splitting to the cloth at the spine. Scarce, even in this condition.

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        THE LADY IS COLD

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1929 - First edition. Review copy with the publisher's presentation slip laid in. 1st issue binding. One spine corner and one board corner just touched, very faint beginning page toning, tiny shallow nick on rear board, Clean, tight copy with all gilt intact. Lacks dustjacket. Near Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZUR QUANTENTHEORIE WELLENFELDER (I AND II)

      Berlin, 1929-1930: Julius Springer. First Edition. Hard Cover. In "Zeitschrift fur Physik" Vol. 56, 1-61pp. and Vol. 59, 168-190pp; bound in blue cloth, spine lettering and call letters gilt; stamp of the Mount Wilson Observatory on front free endpaper, no other library markings. Both volumes are fine and housed in a custom clamshell. These are the only papers on which Heisenberg and Pauli, both Nobel Laureates in Physics (1932 and 1945) collaborated. These are unquestionably important early works in the development of relativistic quantum electrodynamic theory.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Temple Tower - a superb copy

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1929 A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1929. A fine book with a trace of spotting to the top of the last few pages. No inscriptions. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. A small closed tear to the foot of the front panel. Some minor rubbing to the edges and to the corners. A very rare book and especially so in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        A Devil with Women (Photoplay of "Dust and sun") Scarce dustjacket A Fox Movietone Production starring the hero of "The Cock Eyed World" Victor McLaglen.

      Grosset and Dunlap, New York 1929 - Handsomely bound in finely woven red cloth stamped brightly in black on the front boards and the spine. Name in ink at the top of the front endpaper; otherwise clean and tight throughout. Apparently unread. With 4 full-page black and white photographs from the movie, including the frontispiece "A Fortunate soldier of Fortune." One of the plates shows a young Humphrey Bogart. In the original colorful pictorial dustjacket featuring a drawing of Victor McLaglen and two lovely women. With light chipping and small pieces missing at the corners of the top of the spine. With a list of 25 Novels from which movies have been made-- Beginning with "Raffles" and ending with "The Phantom of the Opera." A scarce jacketed copy of this Photoplay edition of "Dust and Sun." A Devil with Women is a 1930 film starring Victor McLaglen, Mona Maris, and Humphrey Bogart, and directed by Irving Cummings. Set in a Central American country, adventurer McLaglen and sidekick Bogart find themselves in a fierce competition for a luscious young woman's attentions. Notable for being among Bogart's earliest large film roles. Wikipedia First Edition with "First Printing July, 1929" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN

      London: Hogarth, 1929. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. First impression. Printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh. 1/3,040 copies. Small crown 8vo. 7 in (17.5 cm) tall; 172 p. Fine copy with bright gilt titling to spine over publisher's cinnamon cloth. Tight, pristine binding. Straight, intact spine. Square corners. Pristine and unmarred pages. Appears unread. All edges clean and trimmed. Dust jacket designed by Virginia Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell, in pale pink printed in navy blue. Clean and unclipped jacket with 5s on front flap in sturdy, clear protector. Front free endpaper with minor offsetting. Jacket with short closed tears, spine ends with chipping, verso with subtle and expert reinforcement along front joint. Exceptionally well-preserved book in an attractive jacket and housed in a custom 3/4 leather clamshell case. Considered the ultimate lyrical novelist in English, Virginia Woolf is also studied for her feminist and lesbian themes, as in A Room of One's Own, a work which originated in lectures given by Woolf at two women's colleges at Cambridge University (where women were not allowed full degrees until 1947). Kirkpatrick A12b. Woolmer 215b. Rosenberg and Bergstrom 2824.

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        The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley

      Garden City: Crime Club, 1929. First American Edition. Very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some minor chipping and a waterstain on the front panel. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Mummy's Bedtime Story Book

      London: Cecil Palmer,, [1929]. Quarto. Original pictorial boards, illustrated blue and yellow endpapers. With frontispiece, illustrated title page, 11 full-page colour plates, and numerous smaller colour illustrations throughout by Jessie M. King. Light rubbing to spine ends, an excellent, very bright copy. First edition, first impression. Marion Gemmell has only recently been acknowledged as an author, since for many years the identity of "Marion" was assumed to be the illustrator herself, Jessie Marion King. It is only quite recently that the descendants of Mrs Alexander (Marion) Gemmell have affirmed her as the author (B199, Colin White bibliography). An uncommon book, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Compleat Angler; The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson; and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. No. 314 of 1600 copies. With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. x, 631, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full brown niger morocco, fine bright spine in fine original slipcase. Poulton, Thomas, & Sigrist, Charles. No. 314 of 1600 copies. With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. x, 631, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A beautifully produced volume (the title page alone went through 27 revisions), and the first edition of Walton's complete writings. Dreyfus 61; Coigney 303

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        LICHENS

      Auburn, CA 1929 - Original final draft single page typed manuscript with Smith's signature in full under last line of verse. Referenced in Donald Sidney-Fryer's, Emperor of Dreams; A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, page 64. First published in the summer 1933 issue of Wings, a small press publication by Wings Press, edited by Stanton A. Coblentz. Published again in 1933 in The Berkeley Daily Gazette, and again in Selected Poems, Arkham House, 1971. From the collection and estate of Raymond L.F. Johnson. Mild toning and very light folding creases in thirds to the pages [for mailing], else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Oyster Bay Town Records

      Oyster Bay, New York: The Town. 1929-1940. First. First edition. Volumes 4-8 only. Very good with a one inch tear and wrinkles in the bottom edge of the spine and an ink notation on the front endpaper of volume 4, front hinge of volume 5 is cracked, spine of volume 8 has faded a little and there is a folded map in a rear pocket of volume 8, without dustwrappers. Covers the period of 1721-1878. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        All About Amos n' Andy and Their Creators

      Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1929. Bound in orange cloth, stamped in black with matching colorful orange dust jacket. Hard to believe, but the book are in excellent condition and it looks like they were published last week. 127 pp. with many black and white photos of the guys, decorative orange endsheets. Exceedingly rare in the dust jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Photo-Illustrated. 8vo.

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        The Harlot's House and other Poems

      E.P. Dutton & Company, New York 1929 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        ADRIENNE MESURAT. AVEC LES EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES DE ALEXANDRE ALEXEIEFF.

      AUX DEPENS DE LA SOCIETE "LES EXEMPLAIRES". 1929 - IN-4 EN FEUILLES (20,5 X 30 X 5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 312 + (5) PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE GRISE REMPLIEE, CHEMISE ET ETUI CARTONNES GRIS DE L'EDITEUR. ILLUSTRE DE 55 EAUX-FORTES DANS LE TEXTE. COMPOSITION TYPOGRAPHIQUE DE LEON PICHON. PREMIER TIRAGE LIMITE A 99 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VELIN A LA FORME DES PAPETERIES DE RIVES, TOUS NUMEROTES A LA PRESSE, CELUI-CI PORTANT LE NUMERO 34, IMPRIME SPECIALEMENT POUR MONSIEUR LUCIEN J. . ACCOMPAGNE D'UNE LETTRE DE LEON PICHON A LUCIEN J., CONCERNANT LE BON A TIRER DE CET OUVRAGE, AVEC QUELQUES EPREUVES JOINTES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOAD OF TOAD HALL: A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book 'The Wind in the Willows'

      London:: Methuen & Co.. (1929).. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Exposicion de Codices Miniados Espanoles. Catalogo

      Sociedad Espanola de Amigos del Arte [Talleres poligraficos de la Casa Miquel-Rius], Madrid 1929 - vi, 257, [2] pp., plus leaves. Illus. with 8 color plates (each with guard sheet with descriptive letterpress), 85 duotone plates, and 82 in-text reproductions, many full page; numerous multicolor historiated initials. No. 1197 of 1200 copies. Illuminated manuscripts beautifully illustrated and copiously described. Palau 75354. Parreño 917. A near fine copy, bookplate of Alberto Parreno on the front pastedown, in a worn dust jacket with chips to the spine ends and a few tears. Tan cloth decorated in black and gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliography of Sind & Baluchistan

      Cutch: Office of the Political Agent, 1929. First. Orig Printed Wraps. VG. 53 pp + index listing hundreds of items on these areas. Front cover : with the compliments of the compiler written in hand. On first page is written Reference, Not for sale. From Maggs catalogue 1062 being Francis Edwards reference library. Internally near fine. Orig. wraps worn and chipped with loss, front cover detatched but all lettering present. Rare. The index is very well organized and makes this work easy to use.

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        The bridge of San Luis Rey Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1929. Edition limited to 1100 copies signed by both Wilder and Kent, this being copy no. 170; small folio, pp. 120, [3]; illustrated title-p. and 6 near full-p. color lithographs by Kent; original pictorial cloth also by Kent, leather label on spine lettered in gilt, publisher's slipcase; spine slightly discolored, slipcase a little soiled, else about fine throughout.

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        Relation that Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca gave of what befel the armament in the Indias ? Printed from the Buckingham Smith translation of 1871

      The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1929 - Copy no. 94 of 300 copies. The decorations were drawn & hand colored by Valenti Angelo. 122, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Beige paper over boards, title in brown on spine. Spine very slightly rubbed, else fine, in slipcase The decorations were drawn & hand colored by Valenti Angelo. 122, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio

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        The Beautiful Wedding

      Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1929 - Privately printed account of the marriage of Sara Bard Field's daughter Kay to James Caldwell. 89 pp, deckle-edged, gray-green covers. One approximately 200 copies, distributed to wedding guests. Inscribed by Charles Erskine Scott Wood and additionally signed by Sara Bard Field. Inscription is to the artist and bookbinder Caro Weir Ely, who was unable to attend the wedding -- "we hope this little chronicle will bring the wedding to you." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Relation that Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca gave of what befel the armament in the Indias … Printed from the Buckingham Smith translation of 1871

      San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1929. Copy no. 94 of 300 copies. The decorations were drawn & hand colored by Valenti Angelo. 122, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Beige paper over boards, title in brown on spine. Spine very slightly rubbed, else fine, in slipcase. Copy no. 94 of 300 copies. The decorations were drawn & hand colored by Valenti Angelo. 122, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio.

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        The Funny Thing [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]

      Coward-McCann, Inc, New York 1929 - Oblong octavo. Unpaginated. [32]pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over illustrated paper covered boards. Pictorial endpapers. Inside of front free endpaper inscribed and signed by Wanda Ga'g. Illustrated title page. "The Funny Thing" tells the story of a kindly little mountain gentleman named Bobo who devotes his life to feeding squirrels, birds, rabbits and mice. One day he encounters a beast who seems to be part dragon part dog and part giraffe - a vain, ill-mannered, preening creature who points out that he is not an "animal" but an "aminal." Ever cordial Bobo offers him a meal, but the Funny Thing turns up his nose at all the nut cakes, fine seed puddings, little cheeses and cabbage salads. The frustrated host finally asks his rude guest what he would like to eat and is horrified at the answer: dolls. Most drawings have been partly handcolored by previous owner. Minor age-toning and rubbing along edges of dust-jacket. DJ in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. About the author: Wanda Hazel Gág (1893-1946) was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator. A highly touted writer and illustrator of children's picture books, Gag was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Anton Gag, also an artist, and Lisse Gag. She married Earle Marshall Humphreys in 1930. She studied art at the St. Paul Institute of Arts, the Minneapolis School of Art, and the Art Students League in New York City. Gag began her career illustrating for the children's section of the Minneapolis Journal; first had her works exhibited at the Weyrhe Gallery, New York City, 1926; and created the text and drawings for her most famous work, Millions of Cats, in 1928. The book was a runner-up for the John Newbery Medal in 1929, won first prize at the Philadelphia Lithograph Show in 1930, and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. Other important works include ABC Bunny (1933), another runner-up for the Newbery award in 1934; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a runner-up for the Caldecott award in 1939; and Nothing at All, also a runner-up for the Caldecott award in 1942. In 1993, the centennial of her birth was celebrated with special exhibits of her art and a number of evaluative articles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        [ASIA - KYRGYZSTAN] [Collection of Thirty-Three Original Photographs of the Early Years of Soviet Kyrgyzstan, Showing First Steamers on Lake Issyk-Kul, Koisara and Jeti-Ögüz Resorts, Monument to Nikolay Przhevalsky at the Shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, and Over a Dozen Portraits of Kirghiz People Taken Near Przhevalsk (modern Karakol)]

      Ca. 1929. Thirty-three loose gelatin silver prints from ca. 12,5x18 cm (5x7 in) to ca. 11,5x16 cm (4 ½ x 6 ¼ in). One photo with a period pencil inscription in Russian on verso. Overall a very good collection. Interesting collection of early original photographs of views and scenes of Soviet Kyrgyzstan taken by talented Tashkent photographer Ivan Panov; many of his photos were printed as postcards by the State Art Publishing House (Izogiz) in the 1930s. Our collection shows the area near Przhevalsk (now Karakol) at the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul and contains ten interesting photos of the first Soviet steamers on the lake. The construction of the "highest fleet in USSR" (1600 m above the sea level) started in 1925 at Jergalchak near Przhevalsk; our images include a general panorama of a bay of Issyk-Kul with the steamers in it, a view of several steamers at the wharf with the snow-capped mountains at distance, a scene of unloading logs on shore, and a series of four images depicting a steamer leaving the shore with the crowd of people watching it. Six photos depict Soviet camp type resort at Koisara (southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, 15 km away from Przhevalsk), showing a general panorama of the resort with the canteen and the yurts of the resort guests, close views of the yurts, the interior of the canteen, the resort guests at the canteen et al. There are also views of the monument to Nikolay Przhevalsky at the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (about 9 km north of Przhevalsk), and of the famous Rock of Seven Bulls at the Jeti-Ögüz balneotherapic resort (southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, about 28 km west of Przhevalsk). Over a dozen photos portray Kirghiz families and groups near Przhevalsk, shown next to their yurts, mounted on horses; women weaving a carpet; men with donkeys laden with firewood; a group of men mounted on horses on a street, women in beautiful native costumes, children, et al. Overall a historically significant visual archive of the early Soviet years in the region around Lake Issyk-Kul. Ivan Panov actively worked for the State Art Publishing House (Izogiz), taking views of Central Asian cities and landscapes, as well as portraits of local people. Many of them were printed as postcards by the Izogiz in the 1930s (he is known for his views of Tashkent, Lake Issyk-Kul, Chelyabinsk, Moscow, Black Sea resorts and others).

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        Forty Fine Ladies

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1929 - Aldin, Cecil. First Edition, Number 85 of 250 books signed by the author and the illustrator. Illustrated throughout, most black and white,some color by Cecil Aldin. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in quarter vellum with maroon cloth. Fine, in chipped glassine Illustrated throughout, most black and white,some color by Cecil Aldin. 1 vols. 4to First Edition, Number 85 of 250 books signed by the author and the illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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