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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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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        Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1929 - SIGNED. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 black cloth with illustrated boards and a paper title label on the backstrip. Publisher's black top stain. Black endpapers. Very good. The extremities are rubbed, with the underlying boards exposed at the corners. The paper on the spine and boards is age-toned. There are short splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. The front hinge is a little soft. There are small losses from the top fore edge corners of the first two pages. The larger loss is from the front free endsheet, and measures 2" deep by 3/4" wide. The first of Ward's six wordless novels that is told exclusively through 144 striking woodcut illustrations. Lynd Ward was not only a talented printmaker, but he was a socially-conscious storyteller as well. "Gods' Man," a modern morality play, was the work that built his reputation. It depicts the deadly bargaining of the soul that a struggling young artist is willing to make. This copy is inscribed by Lynd Ward on the half title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Strange Disappearance of Mary Young

      Grosset & Dunlap 1929 - We're hereby presenting an absolutely gorgeous pristine~state copy of this elegant art deco era novel featuring an amazing hot pink, coral & yellow dw in superb condition worthy of a very smart biblio graphic library collection! Language: eng Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - (1929). First Scribner Illustrated Classics edition. 4to black cloth lettered in gilt and with a color pictorial cover onlay. Illustrated with a color title page, six full-page color plates, eight full-page b/w plates and pictorial endpapers by the author. A fine copy in an about fine dust jacket which has just a bit of rubbing at the upper spine tip. Scarce in this wonderful condition. First Scribner Illustrated Classics Edit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 black cloth with illustrated boards and a paper title label on the backstrip. Publisher's black top stain. Black endpapers. Very good. The extremities are rubbed, with the underlying boards exposed at the corners. The paper on the spine and boards is age-toned. There are short splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. The front hinge is a little soft. There are small losses from the top fore edge corners of the first two pages. The larger loss is from the front free endsheet, and measures 2" deep by 3/4" wide. The first of Ward's six wordless novels that is told exclusively through 144 striking woodcut illustrations. Lynd Ward was not only a talented printmaker, but he was a socially-conscious storyteller as well. "Gods' Man," a modern morality play, was the work that built his reputation. It depicts the deadly bargaining of the soul that a struggling young artist is willing to make. This copy is inscribed by Lynd Ward on the half title page.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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      Middlebury, VT: Bread Loaf School, 1929. Single sheet folded twice to form an eight-page booklet. First separate edition. Bread Loaf Folder No. 3. This is the second printing of this small pamphlet, distinguishable by its being printed on pale green laid paper. This is a fine copy of a scarce piece of Frost ephemera. Not in Crane. (Clymer & Green, p.105).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arizona Book Gallery]
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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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        A Room of One's Own

      Hogarth Press, London 1929 - First English edition. Cinnamon cloth boards in dustwrapper designed by Vanessa Bell. A fine copy in very good dustwrapper missing a small piece at base of spine, which is slightly darkened. Kirkpatrick Al2b; Woolmer 215b. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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

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      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. Quarto. Printed wrappers. Frontis. Vignettes. Fine in slightly darkened glassine wrapper with small chips at extremities. Wanting the slipcase. First edition of the unexpurgated text. One of 450 numbered copies on Hollande van Gelder Zonen, from a total of 500. ROBERTS A50a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Garden City. /31. 1929 - Two volumes. Illustrations and facsimiles tipped in. Large thick quarto. Recent buckram, with original cover titles applied to new binding. Else very good. From an edition limited to 501 copies, of which 450 were for sale. "A Chronicle of the Firm, and of the Artists and their Work, with Notes on Collection; Reproductions of 142 of the Prints and Originals, Forming a Pictorial Record of American Life and Manners in the Last Century; and a Checklist of All Known Prints Published by N. Currier and Currier & Ives" (subtitle). The definitive reference. HOWES P259.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

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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.

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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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        La Grande Gaitè

      Paris, Librairie Gallimard 1929 - 24.5x1x19 cm Edition tirée à 351 exemplaires. Il s'agit du livre numéroté 2 et imprimé sur papier Vergé d'Arches. Il inclut deux dessins reproduisant des lithographies de Yves Tanguy. Une superbe copie, dans de parfaites conditions et non-coupée. Edition of 351 copies. Copy number 2 on vergé d'Arches paper. Includes 2 drawings reproduced in litograph by Yves Tanguy. Superb copy in perfect conditions. Uncut.

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        La grande gaîté avec 2 dessins d'Yves Tanguy.

      Librairie Gallimard 1929 - . In-8 br. Poèmes de L. Aragon, accompagnés de 2 dessins contrecollés d'Y. Tanguy. E.O. ex. num. sur vergé d'Arches. Ex-libris. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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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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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD, in Original Box, with Dust Jacket

      George G. Harrap & Co, London 1929 - Small Quarto. 231(1)pp. Beautifully illustrated in color by Arthur Rackham, bound in a blue-gray pictorial gilt cloth, spine gilt. A fine sharp copy in fine bright pictorial price-clipped dust jacket, housed in its original pictorial box with light wear to edges and corners. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Sleeveless Errand

      Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, 1929. First Paris edition, with English text. Dust jacket by Maurice Kahane. [viii] 217 [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half cream cloth over boards; sprinkled edges. Paris bookseller's label to front pastedown. In rubbed pictorial dust jacket with a few closed tears; remnants of price sticker on spine. Near fine in very good dust jacket. First Paris edition, with English text. Dust jacket by Maurice Kahane. [viii] 217 [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "Bloody Hell" Sleeveless Errand was banned and confiscated in the U.K. soon after publication but was immediately re-published in Paris by Jack Kahane, founder of the Obelisk Press. British censors objected to the books language and its depiction of immoral and decadent youth. As Arnold Bennet (who approved of the novel) wrote in the evening Standard, "it records the chatter of a familiar type of persons who cannot express themselves at any time on any subject without employing words beginning with 'b'."This edition of Sleeveless Errand sold briskly and, as the first book he published in Paris, "set Kahane's publishing enterprise on the course it would follow until its dissolution in 1939" (Ford).Precedes the creation of the Obelisk Press by two years. Ford, Published in Paris

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Tidskrift för Schack, Volume 35

      Stockholm: Swedish Chess Federation, 1929 280 pages with diagrams, plates and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") issued in wrappers. Volume XXXV (35). (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6345). First edition. This is one of the world's oldest chess magazines still published. Official organ of the Nordic Chess Federation from 1895 to 1922; since 1923 of the Swedish Chess Federation. No index was published for the volumes 1926 to 1934. Ludvig was President of the Swedish Chess Association from 1917 to 1939. Condition: Edge wear with chips, some age darkening else a very good copy of one of the scarcer volumes.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Street Scene

      Samuel French, New York 1929 - First edition, wrappered acting edition, issued simultaneously with the hardcover. The slightest of wear, still easily fine in wrappers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1929. Rice also wrote the 1931 film version, directed by King Vidor and featuring most of the original Broadway cast. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        Szukalski Projects in Design: Sculpture and Architecture

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, trade issue. 53pp. + illustrations. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and edges. Very Good with light staining to cloth, internally clean and sturdily bound. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Street Scene

      New York: Samuel French. 1929. First. First edition, wrappered acting edition, issued simultaneously with the hardcover. The slightest of wear, still easily fine in wrappers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1929. Rice also wrote the 1931 film version, directed by King Vidor and featuring most of the original Broadway cast. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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