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        The White Girl

      J. H. Sears, New York 1929 - Book condition: very good, very scarce with dust jacket, the 6th printing which was published only three months after the first, Caspary wrote novels, plays, screenplays and short stories, her novel Laura was made into a movie, this novel explores the life of a woman who by all appearances is white "but in her veins was Negro blood." the dust jacket features a red, black and white illustration and shows small chips off all corners, a bit larger off spine head and tail, light soiling to front, more so to back, backed with archival paper, mylar cover, black cloth boards show white spots to back outside corner with a few more to center and top edge, interior very clean, binding tight, 305 pages, 5.25 X 7.75 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOKPLATES AND MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT

      New York: Random House, 1929. LIMITED EDITION. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Number 713 of 1250 copies signed by the artist. SIGNED BY ROCKWELL KENT ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. With four different bookplates designed by Kent laid in. Bound in original blue cloth stamped in gilt; fine in near fine dust jacket. Printed on Japanese paper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Die Kolonne. Zeitschrift für Dichtung. II. und III. (letzter) Jahrgang. Alle 10 Originalhefte.

      4. OBr. Vollständige Serie der Zweimonatsschrift, die 1929 gegründet worden war. Beiträge, meist im Erstdruck, von Theodor Kramer, Johannes Lindner, Heinz Politzer, Erika Mitterer, Peter Huchel, Günter Eich, Paula Ludwig, Hermann Kasack, Paul Zech, Elisabeth Langgässer, Johannes R. Becher, Eberhard Meckel u.a. - Schönes Exemplar. Dietzel/Hügel 1613.

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        Die Tepler deutsche Bibel des 14. Jahrhunderts. Böhmerlandsdrucke

      Reichenberg: Gebrüder Stiepel 1929 OHPgmt. mit OSchuber, 81 Seiten, 4°, mit 5 signierten Lithographien im Text. Vergoldeter Kopfschnitt und unregelmäßiger Schnitt, Rückenvergoldung. Textteil mit 5 OLithographie n-Bildtafeln verziert und Seiten mit Filigranen auf Büttenpapier gedruckt. nummeriertes Exemplar No.: 40 von 50 St. Bibliophilische Zubereitung, guter Zustand. Selten, sehr guter Zustand.deutche Bibeln, Böhmen

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        [SOVIET CRITICS OF USA IN 1930] Sovremennaya Amerika [i.e. Modern America]

      Leningrad: Krasnaya gazeta, 1929. 100 pp.: ill. 17х13 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Restoration of the spine, previous owner's ink stamp on the title page, margin of p.65 is cut off (the text is not affected). Cover design by Georgy Fitingof (1905-1975), Soviet artist and illustrator well known for his work in children's and adventure literature. He worked many times with famous Russian magazine Vokrug sveta [i.e. Around the World]. This edition brings together some of the facts about contemporary United States of America. USA is often referred as the Empire of the Dollar in the book. The general tone of the book is unapproving, especially concerning worker's class and USA-USSR relationship. In 1920s the images of the United States produced in the Soviet Union often strongly criticized the American social and economic system, yet underlying these hostilities was an admiration for American industrial achievement and an aspiration to model Soviet advancements on, and then surpass, those of the West. The book is supplied with the illustrations of union rallies, unemployment and workers queuing for the food.

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        Vernost’ [Fidelity]

      Leningrad: Mysl, 1929 A.S. Polotskaia – translation.N.V. Mikhalovskaia – covers.Limited to 5.200 copies. The only Russian edition of Susan Glaspell’s any book. Susan Glaspell (1876–1948) is an American novelist and America's first important modern female playwright. Her third novel "Fidelity" was originally published in 1915. She won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1931.Translator – Adel’ Polotskaia-Volina studied at University of Geneva. She worked in National Library in Leningrad in soviet time.Rare in such condition.We couldn’t trace any copy in OCLC

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        Bauten

      Hübsch 1929 - - sonst gutes Exemplar / Neue Werkkunst / Mit einer Einleitung von H. de Fries, Professor der Baukunst an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf / Einige Aufnahmen sind vom Atelier L. & A. Schaul, Hamburg / Karl Schneider war ein deutscher Architekt und Stadtplaner, der seit 1921 in Hamburg tätig war und 1938 in die USA (Chicago) emigrierte. Dieser Band ist aus der Bibliothek von Karl Schneider, mit handschriftlichen Namens- und Anschriften-Eintrag "K. Schneider; 207 E-Chestnut St.; Chicago" - Gewicht in Gramm: 676 Hübsch, Berlin; Leipzig; Wien, 1929. XVI, 96 S. mit zahlreichen Aufnahmen von Ernst Scheel, Leinen-Einband, quart, (Einbandkanten und Rücken leicht berieben)

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        Die Leibhusaren. Ihre Geschichte im Weltkriege zugleich Fortsetzung zur Geschichte der Leibhusaren von Mackensen (große und kleine Ausgabe) Verlag Mittler & Sohn

      Stalling, Oldenburg, 1929. 276 S. mit 2 ganzseitigen Bildern, 2 Übersichtskarten, 7 Sonderkarten und 3 Skizzen, original Leinen mit Silberprägung, Quart (Innengelenk angeplatzt) - gutes Exemplar - Erinnerungsblätter Deutscher Regimenter. Die Anteilnahme der Truppen der ehemaligen deutschen Armee am Weltkriege, bearbeitet unter Benutzung der amtlichen Kriegstagebücher. Ehemals preußische Truppenteile. Der Schriftfolge 282. Heft: Leib-Husaren-Brigade (1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr. 1 und 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Königin Victoria von Preußen Nr. 2) -

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1929. Quarto. Publisher's original vellum boards, gilt title to spine and front board, triple rule to front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original card box with printed label. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. The occasional minor blemish, a bright clean copy with a couple of light marks to the spine. The card box is split at two corners and slightly tanned. An excellent copy. Number 490 of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham.

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        Bauhaus] - Relief aus dem Unterircht Joost Schmidt, 1929.

      [Dessau, nach ] 1929 - S/W Fotografie. 35,4 x 27,7 cm. Auf Karton aufgezogen. Späterer Abzug in Vergrößerung vom Original-Negativ. Rückseite mit Aufkleber der Galerie am Sachsenplatz sowie mit eighd. Signatur Ehrlich's. - Ehrlich, (1907 - 1984), studierte nach einer Lehre als Maschinenschlosser 1927 bis 1930 am Bauhaus in Dessau. Er legte dort zunächst eine Gesellenprüfung als Tischler ab und arbeitete später zeitweise im Büro von Walter Gropius. Während der NS-Diktatur wurde der Kommunist Ehrlich wegen "Vorbereitung zum Hochverrat" verurteilt und im Zuchthaus Zwickau, später im Konzentrationslager Buchenwald inhaftiert. 1943 bis 1945 kam er als Soldat im Strafbataillon "999" nach Griechenland und anschließend in jugoslawische Kriegsgefangenschaft. 1946 kehrte Franz Ehrlich nach Deutschland zurück und wurde Leiter des Referats für Wiederaufbau in Dresden. In den 1950er Jahren war er unter anderem am Bau des Funkhauses Nalepastraße in Berlin-Oberschöneweide, des Fernsehzentrums in Berlin-Adlershof sowie der Franz-Vollhardt-Klinik auf dem Gelände der Heilanstalten in Berlin-Buch beteiligt. Er war Chefarchitekt der Leipziger Messe, für die er einen Messeturm entwarf, der aber nicht gebaut wurde. Zu seinem Hauptwerk kann darüber hinaus die Möbel-Typenserie "602" gezählt werden, die ab 1957 in den Deutschen Werkstätten in Hellerau produziert wurde. (Zitat) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        A BRIGHT COLOR PORTRAIT OF THE FRENCH STATESMAN WHO LED THE NATION IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, SIGNED BY GEORGES CLEMENCEAU.

      Paris, November, 1929.. 1929.. Fair. - A 7-1/2 inch high by 4-7/8 inch wide color portrait of Georges Clemenceau mounted into an 11 inch high by 7-1/8 inch wide mat. The portrait depicts the French Prime Minister from the shoulders up, a period hat above his heavy white eyebrows and mustache. Signed "Clemenceau" in ink on the mat below the image. The portrait, mounted with glue from the verso, is scratched, heavily creased, and subsequently waxed to protect it. The crude mat's backing is stained and the keyhole mat itself is cracked at the bottom and top edges. <p>An autograph letter accompanying the signed portrait attests that Clemenceau signed the portrait on his deathbed. The letter, dated November 29, 1929, reads as follows: "Monsieur, Monsieur Clemenceau ayant signe cette photographie que vous lui avez envoyee la veille de sa mort, je me fais le devoir de vous l'envoyer. Bien respectueusement...." Clemenceau died 5 days earlier, on November 24th. This letter has been folded for mailing.<p>The leader of the Radical Party, Georges Clemenceau played a central role during France's Third Republic, serving as it's Prime Minister from 1906 to 1909 and subsequently leading the nation in the First World War. He again served as his nation's Prime Minister from 1917 to 1920. One of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles, he pushed for the restitution of Alsace-Lorraine to France.<p>Provenance: From the autograph collection of Seymour Halpern.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

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        The Hunting and Spoor of Central African Game

      London: Seeley & Co, 1929. First. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. with life-sized illustrations of most of the game tracks. 225 pp, ill. Covers Central African game on a specie by specie basis. Nice vg+ to near fine copy in first state original buckram cloth. Laid inside is a photocopy of a 4 page letter written by Lyell to a Mr Williams about South Africa, and he also recommends the book by Stevenson Hamilton. Lyell is one of the most collected African big game hunting authors.

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        Dodsworth

      New York: Harcourt , Brace and Co, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by the author on the fly leaf. 1929, First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine second state dust jacket (price of 2.50 present, with reviews by Mencken and Phelps). A fresh, square and unmarked copy. DJ with a soft vertical crease along the spine, otherwise a stunning example -- bright and bold. A mint copy, signed by Lewis.

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        Autograph manuscript (fragment). No place or date, [but c. 1929].

      1929. Large 4to. 2 ff. The final paragraph of his essay "Die Angst des Ingenieurs", first published in 1929, revised for the collection entitled "Verfremdungen I" (Frankfurt, 1962), showing several corrections and departures from the published text. Includes two typescripts: a complete copy of the present text with corrections by a different writer (setting copy, 1 p., large 4to) and a discarded short version (¼ p., large 4to) with Bloch's autograph note "weiter auf gleicher Seite [...]".

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        MIS VIAJES A LA TIERRA DEL FUEGO

      Editorial G.DE AGOSTINI, Milan - SIN FECHA ( 1929 ) .-Con 340 grabados , 11 tricromías , 22 bicromías según fotografías originales sacadas por el autor y un mapa original .- 287 páginas .- Medio cuero .- Muy buen ejemplar .- ***** .- ( no date ( 1929 ) .- Very good copy with the original map .- Half leather.- Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Roman de la Momie. Compositions de George Barbier, gravées sur bois par Gasperini

      Paris: Mornay, 1929. Barbier, George. Original printed wrappers, ownership blindstamp on half title, otherwise a fine copy. One of 834 numbered copies on Rives (from an edition of 1031).

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        Le Roman de la Momie. Compositions de George Barbier, gravées sur bois par Gasperini

      Paris: Mornay, 1929. Barbier, George. Original printed wrappers, ownership blindstamp on half title, otherwise a fine copy. One of 834 numbered copies on Rives (from an edition of 1031).

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        Extra-Muros. Lithographies originales par Georges Annenkoff.

      P., René Hilsum & Cie, éditeurs, Au Sans Pareil, 1929, 1 vol. in-4° (283 x 228) broché sous couverture grise imprimée en noir et rouge, logo du Sans Pareil au centre du plat supérieur, de 186 pp. - (1) f. (justificatif de tirage). Dos et bords des plats très légèrement assombris, petits renfoncements au plat supérieur, très bel exemplaire partiellement non coupé par ailleurs. Préface de Jules Romains. 28 illustrations en noir de Georges Annenkoff (frontispice, entête, 25 hors-textes et cul-de-lampe), reproduites en lithographie par Madame Duchâtel. Tiré à 270 exemplaires numérotés, 1 des 220 sur vélin blanc contenant l'état définitif des planches (N°265). Superbe évocation des villages de la proche banlieue parisienne dans les années 30. Georges Annenkoff (ou Annenkov) (1889 - 1974), peintre, dessinateur et costumier français d'origine russe (né à Petropavlovsk). Réf. biblio. : Carteret, V-48.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA ITALIANA DI SCIENZE LETTERE ED ARTI

      ENCICLOPEDIA ITALIANA DI SCIENZE LETTERE ED ARTI pubblicata sotto l

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        GODS' MAN: A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS (SIGNED)

      NY: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good Minus. Lynd Ward. 8vo. A novel in woodcuts, with 144 powerful and evocative images, drawn by Lynd Ward after his year-long apprenticeship in Graphic Arts, and exposure to German expressionist art in Leipzig, Germany. Moderate rubbing and shelf-wear to extremities with cardboard peeking out from lower right corner. Front hinge just started between copyright and dedication pages. Binding very solid. Fraying to top 1/8 inch of spine. Association copy inscribed on half-title page, to Will H. Solle and signed by Ward. Solle was a well-known bookman who, to preserve his health, declaring himself done with the book business once and for all, then famously abandoned his big-city job in Chicago as Vice President of Kroch's Books, and retired to the touristy village of Omena, in Northern Michigan. Soon however, he opened a shop out of his home there which became one of the most popular destinations in North America for serious bibliophiles. Ward's GODS' MAN was the first American wordless novel, which he created after being inspired by European wordless works by Frans Masereel and Otto Nuckel. The book was issued a week before the Great Crash of 1929 and became a bestseller. Essentially a Faustian tale, the 144 (one-per page) darkly striking woodcut images tell the tale of a young artist who receives an enchanted paintbrush from a mysterious stranger, which brings him fame and success, in return for some unspecified exchange. Later the stranger comes to collect, and verily, he does.

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder, AB]
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        Das Neue Berlin. Monatshefte für Probleme der Großstadt. Jahrgang 1. 12 Hefte in 1 Band. Januar bis Dezember 1929

      Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Bauzeitung GmbH Berlin 1929 - Die seltene Architektur-Chronik Berlins am Ende der Zwanziger Jahre während der Weimarer Republik in der Original-Ausgabe ! Mit Beiträgen der literarischen, fotografischen und architektonischen Elite Berlins, darunter die führenden Bauhaus-Gründer und-Mitglieder, wie Max Breuer, Walter Gropius, Arno Holz, Erich Mendelsohn, Mies van der Rohe, László Moholy-Nagy, Max Taut, Henri van de Velde, u.a. Bemerkenswerte Fotos von Moholy-Nagy, Sascha Stone u.a. - Alle Hefte mit einem großen Anzeigen-Teil der hauptsächlich in Berlin agierenden Bau-Unternehmen und der anderen für das neue Bauen in Berlin wichtigen Firmen. - Es erschienen nur die Jahrgänge 1929 bis 1930. - In tadelloser Erhaltung und in einem zeitgenössischen Halbleinen-Einband, die Deckel mit Art-deco Bezug 16, 258; 18; XVI; XVI; XVI; XX; XVI; XVI; XVI; XVI; XXII; XVI Seiten. Mit zahlr. großformat. Fotos Halbleinen der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, mit eingebund. Orig.-Farbumschlägen, Gr.4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ulysse

      First edition of the French translation fully reviewed by Valéry Larbaud, a numbered on Alfa paper 1045. Back slightly insolated, otherwise fine copy. La maison des amis des livres Paris 1929 18x23,5cm broché

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        La femme 100 têtes. Avis au lecteur par André Breton.

      Paris, Éditions du Carrefour, 1929. 21 nn. S., 147 Tafeln. Gr.-8°, Ppbd. Rücken und Verwendung des originalen Rückentitels erneuert. Deckel mit Knickspuren. - Eines von 900 Exemplaren auf vélin teinté (GA 1003 Ex.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Chasses en Afrique Francaise. Carnets de route

      Paris 1929. Neubindung mit grünem Lederrücken, original Broschur-Deckel erhalten. (Titel unterstrichen). 342 Seiten. Teils etwas stockig, wenig Anstreichungen, ansonsten gutes Exemplar / new half-leather binding, only slightly stained, only a few underlinings, good copy.

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        GODS' MAN: A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS (SIGNED)

      NY: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good Minus. Lynd Ward. 8vo. A novel in woodcuts, with 144 powerful and evocative images, drawn by Lynd Ward after his year-long apprenticeship in Graphic Arts, and exposure to German expressionist art in Leipzig, Germany. Moderate rubbing and shelf-wear to extremities with cardboard peeking out from lower right corner. Front hinge just started between copyright and dedication pages. Binding very solid. Fraying to top 1/8 inch of spine. Association copy inscribed on half-title page, to Will H. Solle and signed by Ward. Solle was a well-known bookman who, to preserve his health, declaring himself done with the book business once and for all, then famously abandoned his big-city job in Chicago as Vice President of Kroch's Books, and retired to the touristy village of Omena, in Northern Michigan. Soon however, he opened a shop out of his home there which became one of the most popular destinations in North America for serious bibliophiles. Ward's GODS' MAN was the first American wordless novel, which he created after being inspired by European wordless works by Frans Masereel and Otto Nuckel. The book was issued a week before the Great Crash of 1929 and became a bestseller. Essentially a Faustian tale, the 144 (one-per page) darkly striking woodcut images tell the tale of a young artist who receives an enchanted paintbrush from a mysterious stranger, which brings him fame and success, in return for some unspecified exchange. Later the stranger comes to collect, and verily, he does.

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        Identity, Variables, and Impredicative Definitions" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 21, No. 3, Sept. 1956, pp. 225-245 AND "Vicious Circle Principle and the Paradoxes" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 22, No. 3, Sept. 1957, pp. 245-249

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, two papers (in two separate issues), of Jaako Hintikka's systematic investigation of Wittgensteinian predicate logic (W-logic), the first ever performed. Jaakko Hintikka (1929-2015) was a Finnish philosopher known for his work in logic and epistemology. He was awarded the Rolf Schook Prize in Logic & Philosophy in 2005, "widely viewed as the Nobel of its field. He is also one of only four philosophers this century to be the subject of a volume of the Library of Living Philosophers" (The Philosophers' Magazine 40, 2008, 44). "Hintikka's development of systems of modal logic, the logic of knowledge, and game-theoretic semantics was inspired in part by the Tractatus, and in part by Wittgenstein's notion of a language game" (Shapiro, Oxford Handbook, 114). In the Tractatus, Wittgenstein wrote: 'Identity of the object I express by identity of the sign and not by means of a sign of identity. Difference of the objects by difference of the signs.' Wittgenstein, however, only proposed the problem; he did not posit the answer. The two Hintikka papers offered here amplify Wittgenstein's elimination of identity (as enunciated in the Tractatus) by constructing a logic without identity. "Hintikka distinguishes the usual 'inclusive' reading of the variables (i.e. we are allowed to assign the same object to distinct variables) from the 'exclusive' reading, and then proves [his] key theorem: "[E]verything expressible in terms of the inclusive quantifiers and identity may also be expressed by means of the weakly exclusive quantifiers without using a special symbol for identity" (Logic Matters Portal; Hintikka 1956). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two issues in original paper wraps. [No place]: The Association for Symbolic Logic. Quarto. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Volume 21, Number 3, September 1956: Slight creasing (see photo). Bright and clean inside and out. Very good condition. Volume 21, Number 3, September 1957: Near fine condition. Bright and clean inside and out.

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        Wanderer and Minstrel Under Moons of Cathay.

      Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press,, April 1929. Translated by Edna Worthley Underwood and Chi Hwang Chu. Octavo. original vellum backed boards, titles gilt to spines, embroidered silk sides. Illustrated plates. Spine slightly dust-soiled, light wear to corners, internally sound and fresh, an excellent copy. First edition, number 29 of 50 copies printed on Japan vellum, signed by one of the translators Edna Worthley Underwood. "This is the first edition in the world of Tu Fu to be printed outside China, likewise it is the first edition of any one individual Chinese poet." (Foreword). Tu Fu, or Du Fu, who lived in the 8th century, during the Tang dynasty, is generally considered to be one of the greatest Chinese poets.

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        BUFFALO HUNTING ON THE TEXAS PLAINS IN 1877

      Geneseo, Illinois: Privately printed by the author, 1929., 1929. First edition. First edition. 7 3/4" x 3 5/8" stiff, salmon colored wrappers with decoration and titles printed in black, 35 [1] pp., frontispiece (picture of Martin Hornecker), publisher's note. Eberstadt, Texas 162:400: â??Vivid narrative of two yearsâ?? experiences in west Texas and on the edge of the Staked Plains.â? Howes H645. Tate, Indians of Texas 3138: â??Good straightforward description of hunters working out of Ft. Griffin during the heyday of the hide trade.â? Hornecker (born 1852, Baden, South Germany) and his family emigrated to Illinois when â??even Illinois was still known as â??the westâ?? to all who lived east of the Hoosier state and to them, Texas was beyond the pale of civilization. Little did Hornecker and [his companion Ed] Stewart dream when they left Colona township that they would spend nearly two years hunting buffalo, 200 miles beyond the government outposts, where the Indians roved in great numbers and did what they pleased and where there was nothing to do but die if a rattler or a centipede got you. Martin Hornecker is one of the few men now living, belonging to that vanguard of hardy courageous men who faced the rigors of a life on the wild, open plains of the West to prepare it for the approach of civilization, and helped to decimate the uncountable herd of buffalo to make way for the cattle men and their droves of cattle. Just as it was necessary for the Indians to move toward the setting sun as the white man moved westward, so the buffalo had to be driven from the plains to make room for the white manâ??s cattle.â? The author and his buddy had planned to get a job as â??cow punchersâ? on one of the big cattle ranches in Texas, having heard they paid big wages, but the ranches were much farther west. They walked 120 miles in four days and discovered that the ranchers wanted only men with experience and under 130 pounds. Working in a stone quarry in 90-degree weather quickly inspired them to return to Ft. Worth and take up buffalo hunting. While buffalo hunting on the Staked Plains with his powerful single-shot forty-five caliber Creedmore breech loaders, Hornecker learned of a cattleman named Tasker who started a cattle ranch in the area and learned that the cattle and buffalo could not graze on the same ranch because the buffalo always stampeded the cattle and trampled them to death. Horneckerâ??s reaction to Texas includes: â??We thought Ft. Worth, when we first saw it, was the worst city in the United States, but its wildness was no comparison to that of Ft. Griffin.â? Of the ladies of Ft. Griffin, Hornecker opines: â??The women looked hard and were even harder than they looked.â? Fine, bright, unused copy of an item considered rare today.

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        Hiver caraïbe. Documentaire [ Edition originale - Exemplaire N° 1 sur Papier du Japon - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Ernest Flammarion 1929 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-maroquin à coins bleu, dos à 4 nerfs, couv. et dos conservés, tête dorée, à toutes marges, reliure signée de Semet et Plumelle, Ernest Flammarion, Paris, s.d. [ 1929 ], 259 pp. Superbe exemplaire, le numéro 1 sur papier du Japon, d'une provenance prestigieuse (ex-libris Louis Barthou puis Exbrayat) et enrichi d'un superbe envoi de Paul Morand : "Les Caraïbes étaient braves, généreux, anthropophages et polygames. Ils ont entièrement disparu". Le grand bibliophile que fut Louis Barthou collabora quelques années plus tard avec Paul Morand et J.Exbrayat pour l'ouvrage "Paysages Méditerranéens". Bel exemplaire (dos très lég. passé). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Original Book Contract for "Our Government," signed by Cain and Knopf

      N.p., N.p. 1929 - Purchase, Rights, and Royalties agreement between James M. Cain and Alfred A. Knopf for Cain's first book, Our Government. SIGNED by both Cain and Knopf, with numerous hand corrections and initials by both parties, the most notable being a notation by Knopf on the first page that the contract was voided by way of a letter from Knopf in 1933. On the last page, there is a typed notation that says, Canceled by Mutual Consent and dated July 1949. Overall, it would appear that the contract was held in place from the time of the book's publication in 1929 through 1933, at which time it was superseded by a new one. The author's copy of his first book contract, one of probably 3-4 copies that have ever existed, preceded only by Cain's magazine and newspaper appearances, most notably in Mencken's "American Mercury." Near Fine in an attractive, pre-folded, six-page contract document with a black ribbon tie, as issued. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Psalms of the Singer David; printed by John Henry Nash

      San Francisco : John Henry Nash, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A fine copy unbound in the original sheets. A custom full-tan cloth folding box (with charming repeating blue-rabbit endpapers) has been fabricated for the sheets. This is a lovely edition of Psalms, and a great San Francisco fine press item. I have never seen a fresh copy in sheets. While it is tempting to send this off to a fine binder, this really is a marvelous book to page through loose.

      [Bookseller: Blue Sky Rare Books]
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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. Full leather. Forty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. Binding in full tan polished calf by Riviere and Son, spine gilt foral decorations between raised banding, green and black title label, cover gilt facsimile of Charles Dickens signature and triple gilt ruled line to corners, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        The Tittled Bible: A Model Codex of the Pentateuch. Reproduced in Facsimile from MS. no. 85 of the Gaster Collection now in the British Museum. With a Dissertation on the History of the Tittles, their Origin, Date and Significance

      London: Maggs Bros., 1929. Folio, 55pp., commentary followed by 446pp., of collotype facsimile, this being no. 6 of 30 de-luxe copies on hand-made paper, with 7 additional facsimiles, bookplate removed, orig. full vellum, slightly soiled, some light scuffing to one corner, t.e.g. others uncut. "From the preceding investigation, it is clear that the text published here for the first time is unquestionable a Model Codex. It is in all probability the only manuscript of its kind in existence... The manuscript is written in an Oriental hand, probably by the middle of the fourteenth century... The special value of this unique manuscript lies... in the fact that it is profusely marked with Tittles."?p. 41.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        Banjo.

      New York / Harper and Brothers 1929. Fort in-8 cartonnage éditeur décoré de 326 pages au format 13 x 19,5 cm sous superbe jaquette illustrée. Petit manque en haut du dos de la jaquette & au mors inférieur du 1er plat. Petits tassements en haut & bas du dos. 2 petits trous à la charnière du 1er plat. Intérieur parfait. Superbe état de fraicheur. Rarissime édition originale de ce grand texte. Précieux exemplaire orné d'une belle dédicace autographe, de l'auteur en Français, datée & signée " Paris, may 1929 ". - New York / Harper and Brothers on 1929. In-8 hardcover. Magnificent illustrated jacket. Small lack in the top of the back of the jacket. Extremely rare first edition. Invaluable copywith a beautiful original sending of the author in French, dated and signed " Paris, may 1929 ".Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1929. First edition. about Fine/Near Fine. A lovely copy of this fragile book. A just about Fine copy of the book with a red mark across the closed page block (front) and the spine very slightly cocked. In a Near Fine dust jacket, priced at $2.50, with a crease running the length of the spine and a short closed tear at the top of the front panel. Despite the small defects, easily one of the finest copies on the market. Originally published in Germany in 1928, the book became an international best-seller with over 2.5 million copies worldwide within the first year and a half of publication. It gives a German soldier's perspective on the first world war and then the alienation felt after returning to a civilian lifestyle. Adapted to the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1930 winning academy awards for Best Picture and Best Director. about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Meeting Place and Other Stories.

      London: Faber & Faber Limited, , 1929. Octavo. Original brown boards, gilt lettering and rules to spine, lettering in blind to front board. With the dust jacket. School prize label with gift inscription to front free endpaper, light bumping to spine ends, very slight nicks and staining to toned spine of jacket, an excellent copy, scarce in jacket. First edition, first impression. This collection of short stories includes "The Man who Hated Flies", a parable about a perfect insecticide which precipitates an eco-catastrophe, an example of an early story on an ecological theme. As the Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction writes, Beresford is an author "ripe for rediscovery".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pretkara JAUN? GVARDE. Rakstu kr?jums. 9. [The Antiwar NEW GUARD. Collection of Articles. No. 9.]

      Julijs Alsi??, Riga 1929 - Illustrated by Samuils Haskins. With several photographic and graphic text illustrations. First edition. Penultimate issue. In original illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black, designed by Ernest K?lis. 17. The ninth, penultimate issue of the Latvian militant leftist journal. In corresponding avant-garde design on cover by Ernest K?lis. Scarce, WorldCat shows numbers at Columbia University only. [Fraser p. 123., L260]. Folded once. Pages yellowed due to ageing. Water stain to lower margins, with no effect on text. Slightly chipped at edges. Overall in very good condition. In original illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black, designed by Ernest K?lis [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        The Fairy Caravan.

      [Ambleside: for the Author,], 1929. Large octavo. Original grey green boards with dark green cloth spine, titles to front board in black, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a blue velvet-lined solander box. 6 colour and numerous monochrome illustrations in the text by the author. Spine ends rubbed, front hinge split but holding, some spotting to first few leaves. First edition, UK issue, number 26 of 100 copies only. Presentation copy, inscribed by Potter on the front free endpaper, "To Mr & Mrs Wright of Graythwaite - in affectionate remembrance - from Beatrix Heelis. June. 10th 1930." A touching presentation copy, together with an autograph letter from Potter to the Wrights laid-in, consoling them on the loss of Mollie, their daughter, and writing that she had had it in mind to bring a copy of the book over for her: "I hope time is softening the pain of parting and that you can take comfort in thinking of her safe from the storms and cold of this earthly pilgrimage." She writes of her plans to visit soon, and notes an amusing anecdote of Mrs Wright's father ("I was taken aback when I joked about Mount Everest and he said he had been there!"). Several years later this copy made a serendipitous journey: it was mistakenly sold by Mrs Wright to a Kendal bookseller, resold to a bookseller in Hertford, and finally purchased by Leslie Linder. In a letter laid-in from Linder to Mrs Wright, he returns the book to its rightful owner, and asks in return not for payment but for any memories Mrs Wright might have of Potter. There is no record of Mrs Wright's reply, but Linder's response to her note also accompanies the book, enclosing a photograph of the Heelises on the porch at Hill Top Farm, taken around the time Jemima Puddle-Duck was published, and thanking her "for the account of Mrs Heelis ... I know from experience that notes like these are not written in five minutes.

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        EL ISLAM, LA ALHAMBRA INVESTIGACION Y ESTUDIO HISTORICO ARQUEOLOGICO Y ARTISTICO

      Barcelona. 1929. 26X18. 243Pág+11h. Redacción literario de Luís G. Manegat. Profusamente ilustrada en color y b/n y desplegables. Magnífica Obra que profundiza sobre uno de los monumentos mas emblemáticos de España. Ref 2.5 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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