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        Etes-vous fous?

      First edition, one of 696 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only leading copies after 109 reimposed.Autograph signed by René Crevel to Henri Bidou.Two small marginal spots on the boards. Nrf Paris 1929 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Doña Bárbara (Novela)

      Casa Editorial Araluce 15-2-1929, Barcelona, España - Autor: (Venezuela, 1884-1969) 350 págs. 18 x 12 cm. Castellano Piel, badana, con las cubiertas, ilustrada la delantera con un retrato de mujer por Longoria. Ligeras manchas de óxido y amarronamientos en los bordes. Novela fundadora y representativa de la literatura hispanoamericana. Venezuela - Novela - Muy rara 426 gramos [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: FACTORIA EDICIONES S de RL de CV]
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        Pansies, June, 1929 [Limited Edition, Signed]

      [London: P.R. Stephensen, 1929]. First Thus. Paperback. Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 369. Octavo (22.75cm.); publisher's cream card wrappers printed in red and black, glassine dust jacket, custom paper-covered slipcase; [14],125pp.; portrait frontispiece, decorative title page printed in blue and brown. Glassine a bit chipped along extremities and uniformly browned, else Near Fine. Signed by the author on colophon. ROBERTS A47c.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Sound and the Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good. Black and white art decco style boards with pattern repeated on end sheets. Light shelf lean, light edge wear, light foxing to spine cloth and light wear to spine ends. Front and rear inner hinges slightly exposed, previous owner bookplate to front paste down. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Here's How Again!

      New York: The John Day Publishing Company, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket. Light wear to corners and spine ends, light strip of uneven sunning to top edge of upper board. Gilt stamping remains sharp and bright. Previous owner gift inscription, a few reading creases to page corners. The dust jacket shows a heavy chip at the base of the spine and bottom front corner, rubbing and light overall wear, as well as light pencil over the price on the flap. A nice copy, in the scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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      Mosk?v?e (Moscow) : Tsent?raler F?elk?er-Farlag Fun F. S. S. R.,. 1929. Paperback. 1st edition. Original dramatic constructivist paper covers 8vo, 135 pages ; 22 cm. In Yiddish. Title also in Russian on copyright page: “Dlia stseny. ” SUBJECT (S) Yiddish literature. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (LOC, UMaryland, NLI) . Ex-library, but only with bookplate to later boards and faint blindstamp on non-illustarted title page. 1 inch closed tear to illustrated cover, one corner repaired, lacks spine. Paper browning with dampstaining throughout, but staining is not obtrusive on the illustrated cover.  Lacks backstrip, otherwise Good Condition thus. (YID-26-10) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        The Works of The text of the First Folio with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon

      [London]: The Nonesuch Press, 1929.. Limited edition, no. 1,147 of 1,600 sets, seven volumes, 8vo. Finely bound in the publisher's full morocco, double gilt rules, some light marks to volume I and minor scuffing to volume III otherwise a very good set. A beautifully printed edition of Shakespeare's plays, with alternate words and phrases from the various early editions printed throughout in the margins.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      G. Duckworth, 1929. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; 220pp, Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, 32 plates including frontispiece, no errata slip. Original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Shelfware, small booksellers label on rear end paper, minor rubbing to cover, some minor spotting, mainly to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3183. .

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed, 1TLS, Dated Feb. 26, 1929

      Typed letter signed by western artist Frank Tenney Johnson on his personal stationary with his New York address embossed at top. Letter was in answer to a woman who had written the artist about a painting she had purchased, "a night scene of three Indians on horses". He tells her where he saw and painted these Indians and made mention that the painting had been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club of New York City and was sold there but he could not remember who purchased. Framed under glass. Provenance: Joseph Sartor Galleries Dallas, Texas. and Owings and Dewy Fine Art, N.M. A fine letter.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. With illustrations by William Nicholson

      London: Faber & Faber, 1929.. Limited edition, no. 139 of 300 copies signed by both Sassoon and Nicholson, 8vo, (ii), 295, (1) pp. 7 plates plus black and white illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Original decorative vellum, t.e.g., mild fading to spine and some mild marks otherwise an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        La caricatura inglese

      FIRENZE: NEMI - Novissima Enciclopedia Monografica Illustrata, 1929. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 17 24. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Toad of Toad Hall

      Methuen and Co, London 1929 - First Edition, Limited to 200 copies. This copy is authentically SIGNED by A.A. Milne and Kenneth Grahame on the limitation page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth with paper boards with some wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Pansies, June, 1929 [Limited Edition, Signed]

      P.R. Stephensen, [London 1929 - Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 369. Octavo (22.75cm.); publisher's cream card wrappers printed in red and black, glassine dust jacket, custom paper-covered slipcase; [14],125pp.; portrait frontispiece, decorative title page printed in blue and brown. Glassine a bit chipped along extremities and uniformly browned, else Near Fine. Signed by the author on colophon. ROBERTS A47c. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        [WOMAN WALKS] Zhenshchina idet / Per. s nemetskogo M.S. Zhivova [i.e. A Woman Walks / Translated from German by M.S. Zhivov]

      Moscow: Izd-vo MOPR SSSR, 1929. 30, [2] pp. 17x13 cm. In original constructivist wrappers designed by V. Dobrovol'sky. Fine, uncut. Soviet bookshop's stamp and small pen mark on the rear wrapper. Titled ''A Woman Walks'' this book with a fierce woman on the cover includes two short stories about women in proletarian movement by German communist writers, Kurt Klaber and Hans Lorbeer. The book was published by International Red Aid (MOPR) - an international social service organization established by the Communist International. The organization was founded in 1922 to function as an ''international political Red Cross'', providing material and moral aid to radical ''class war'' political prisoners around the world. Needless to say that the printed here stories have pronounced revolutionary tone. No copies found in Worldcat.

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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      Moskve (Moscow) : Tsentrfarlag,(1929). 1st Yiddish edition. Later cloth with Original Modernist Color Illustrated Wrappers bound in, 12mo, 128 pages. In Yiddish. Title translates as, "To Everyone, To Us: Songs and Poems. " Includes Russian title onback cover: "Ko vsem nam; stikhi. " One of 2000 copies printed. Cover shows dramatic use of period Yiddish typography. SUBJECT (S) : Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (YU, Stanford, Yale, McGill, Harvard) . Red cloth is dampstained and a bit warped, with a bit of red bleeding through onto the margins of the original color paper wrappers. Blindstamp and stain on title page, with number on half title. The original paper also shows just a hint of waviness, with an occasional light stain, but was essentially protected by the later cloth. Small pencil notation on cover. Very solid, with the gorgeous original covers, about Very Good- Condition thus. (YID-26-13)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Sonderfahrzeug-Schau am 5. März 1929, Berlin-Marienfelde.

      Gaggenau Selbstverlag 1929 - (29,5 x 21 cm). (4) III (3) 23 S. Mit 36 Tafeln. Bedruckter Original-Kartonband. Der umfangreiche Band gibt einen ausgezeichneten Überblick über die Bandbreite der Sonderfahrzeuge des berühmten Autobauers. Die Tafeln, mit je einer ganzseitigen Abbildung und kurzen technischen Angaben, zeigen u.a. verschiedene Sprengwagen, Kehrmaschinen, Müllwagen, Drehleitern, Feuerwehrspritzen, Schlammabfuhr-, Tank- und Werbewagen, Dreiseitenkipper, Möbelwagen und Omnibusse. - Händlerstempel auf Titel. Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle, sonst sauber und gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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      ondon- T Werner Laurie Ltd 1929 - A scarce first edition of this novel by Joan Conquest. Scarce, especially with the dustwrapper. Joan Conquest is the pseudonym of UK author Mary Eliza Louis Cooke, known for her high romance novels. Condition: In a yellow cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with just light wear to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper chipped with tape repairs to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean with light scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in GOOD dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Kif : An Unvarnished History

      The First UK printing published by Ernest Benn In 1929. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Some toning and spotting to the text-block which has encroached onto the page edges in places. The binding remains tight. Free from inscriptions. A little minor rubbing to the rear pastedown. The gilt titling remains bright. The WRAPPER is complete and now presents in near Fine condition. A little toning to the spine with light fading of the red lettering. Some expert professional restoration to the spine ends. The period wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. 'Gordon Daviot' was the pseudonym of 'Elizabeth MacKintosh' who also wrote under the more famous pseudonym 'Josephine Tey', who achieved remarkable greatness as one of the best known female mystery writers of Britain's Golden Era along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Marjorie Allingham. The author's first novel and a tale of a young man who returns from the trenches of WWI and, unable to find an honest job, drifts into the life of a burglar in the London underworld. Very scarce and virtually impossible to find in the original wrapper. Collectible

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Cloth. Very Good. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THOMAS WOLFE TO SOCIALITE LEAH EAKER on the front free endpaper. A tight, presentable copy to boot of the 1929 true 1st edition (with the Scribner colophon and the 1929 date on the copyright and title pages, respectively) of Wolfe's first published novel. Solid and VG- to VG in its dark cloth, with bright gilt-titling to the front panel and rubbed (but still readable) titling along the spine. Light spotting to the front panel and along the outer hinges, light wear at the spine crown, Leah Eaker's name in her hand above the author's inscription. Thick 12mo, one of the seminal "first books" of the 20th century and another coup for Maxwell Perkins, Scribners' redoubtable editor.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        THE MARACOT DEEP and Other Stories [colonial edition]

      1929 - [a colonial copy, fine in jacket] London: John Murray, (1929). 10 pp undated ads (John Murray), plus 12 pp ads dated January 1929 (Murray's Imperial Library). Original light grey cloth lettered in black, with pictorial dust jacket. First Edition, colonial issue, of the last volume of fiction to be published during Doyle's lifetime. The title tale is Doyle's great science fiction adventure in which Professor Maracot leads an expedition to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and encounters an ancient submarine civilization -- illustrating Doyle's long-time interest in the Atlantis legend. Two of the other three tales are Professor Challenger science fiction stories -- "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed." The other one, "The Story of Spedegue's Dropper," is a tale of the Great War in which a cricket bowler's lob technique is adapted for use in trench warfare.~According to G&G, on 29 July 1929 Murray issued 7970 domestic copies in rose cloth plus 2,500 colonial copies in this light grey cloth (today, however, we see easily ten or twenty domestic copies for each colonial copy). The binding reads "Murray's Imperial Library" at the foot of the front cover, and as noted above the ads include 12 pages of colonial ads. The pictorial dust jacket (showing explorers on the ocean bed while sea monsters threaten from above) is the same as the domestic jacket except that here there is no price in the white circle on the front cover, and "Murray's Imperial Library" is added to the jacket spine.~This is a remarkably fine copy, without soil or wear, in a very nearly fine pictorial jacket (a couple of tiny nicks in head of the spine, but no loss -- and with scarcely any soil). The rear endpaper bears the small label of this copy's original seller, Thacker Spink of Calcutta. Green & Gibson A47b. Housed in a handsome full morocco slipcase, paneled in gilt, with inner cloth chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Photo Album]: Mediterranean Travel Photos

      1929 - Oblong octavo. Measuring 11" x 7.5". String-tied brown papercovered boards with gilt decoration. Containing 194 gelatin silver photographs measuring between 3" x 2" and 4.5" x 2.5", most with captions. Overall near fine with wear at the edges and scuffing to the boards with internally fine photos. A collection of photos assembled by a young Ohio woman of a trip to Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Europe with family and friend. The photos start on board the S.S. New York before arriving on the island of Madeira, followed by images of Morocco (Casablanca and the Rabat), Algiers (various street views), Tunis (Carthage Amphitheater), Malta, Jerusalem (Wailing Wall, Garden of Gethsemane, native guides), Egypt (sailing on the Nile River, riding camels in the Sahara Desert, views of the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza), Constantinople [Istanbul], Greece (The Acropolis, the island of Corfu), Italy (Venice Canals and St. Mark's Square, Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, the island of Capri), Portugal, and finally Gibraltar. The album ends with a dozen photos at home and another dozen in and around the Grand Canyon in the American West. A nice collection of travel images taken between the two wars.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Pirate Twins

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd.,, [1929]. Oblong format. Original pictorial boards. Without a dust jacket, as issued. Cover designs, pictorial pastedowns, and 28 full-page illustrations by the author. Spine lightly toned, occasional minor spots internally. Otherwise a fine copy. Special signed limited edition, 9 of 60 copies numbered and signed by the artist in pale green ink on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Midstream: My Later Life

      Doubldeay, Doran and Company, Garden City, New york 1929 - First edition. Illustrated. 256 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Signed on ffep, "Sincere Greetings/ Helen Keller." Illustrated. 256 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Man Who Mastered Time (Signed copy)

      Chicago: A C McClurg, 1929. First edition in book form, first printing. Hardback rebound in half-leather with five raised bands, gilt titling and contrasting title label to spine. New endpapers (with the originals), boards in red cloth. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 351pp. Signed by Ray Cummings with a charming lengthy inscription to the original ffep. It isn't particularly easy to read but it goes a little something like this, "Dear Mr Livesey (?), I contemplate with regret that I cannot endow you with a time-traveling vehicle. With it, what audiences you would conquer! How your voice would ring over those great amphitheatres of Ancient Greece! What vast Athenian prospectors [?] would, in [?] future ages, fling the replica of your living characterizations over all the Earth and to the audiences of half a dozen planets at once! I am sorry I can only envisage it. Regretfully, Ray Cummings, Hamilton, Bermuda, July 1st, 1930". A time travel novel from one of the founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre. "It took what seemed but half a days traveling to traverse the 28,000 years that separated Loto Rogers from the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He had expected to find mighty cities and a flowering civilization in that future world, but instead he found only ice and snow - and Azeela." The Man Who Mastered Time was the third in a Matter, Space, and Time trilogy by Cummings which included his best known work The Girl in the Golden Atom. Condition: The binding is in very good condition (though the titling to the spine is a little skewiff). The boards are in good, solid shape and the rebinding has been done well. The original text pages are all a little tanned with some foxing throughout, mostly to the prelims and page edges. The book is complete, and very readable, with the inner binding tight. The pages are slightly and intermittently creased to the edges. It also appears there are some pen-mark indentations (no ink) to the title page, perhaps where someone has tried to go over a little of the printed title. However, this remains a very good copy of a scarce signed science fiction pulp classic.. Signed by The Author. First Edition. Half Leather (rebound). Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: Cox and Budge Books]
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        Atlantis Länder / Völker / Reisen. 25 Jahrgänge 1929 - 1960

      Atlantis Verl. 1929-60, Berlin / Zürich - 4° ca. 50 S. pro Heft, Vorhanden sind: 1929 Heft 1-12; 1930 Heft 1-12; 1931 Heft 1-12; 1932 Heft 2-12; 1933 Heft 1-12; 1934 Heft 1-12; 7.-10. Jahrgang 1935-1938 in 4 Bänden; 1939 Heft 1-4 u. 6-12; 1940 Heft 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11; 1941 Heft 1-4 u. 6-12; 1942 14x Leinen + 124 Orig.-Broschuren Hefte tls. berieben, fleckig u. mit kl. Läsuren, Rücken der Jahrgänge 7-10 aufgeplatzt, Rücken der Jahrgänge 23-32 aufgehellt - insgesamt in guter Erhaltung [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm]
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      - (OUTHWAITE,IDA RENTOUL)illus. FAIRYLAND with verses by Annie R. Rentoul and stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie Rentoul. NY: Frederick A. Stokes 1929. Folio (10 1/4 x 13 1/4"), red gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, [166] p., AS NEW IN FINE PICTORIAL DUST WRAPPER WITH LARGE COLOR ILLUSTRATION HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL BOX (flaps repaired, small flap piece lacking) WITH A LARGE COLOR PLATE MOUNTED ON THE COVER (The Fairy Ring). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION which precedes the U.K. edition by 2 years and which includes 2 stories and 4 color plates not in the U.K. edition. Three fairy stories and 23 fairy poems are illustrated with pictorial endpapers, 19 magnificent, large color plates, 32 large and incredibly detailed black and white plates, plus drawings in-text. This is one of the most sought after children's books and certainly one of the most beautiful. This copy is magnificent and truly rare with the wrapper and the box. (See Muir's Bibliography p.644). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Red Harvest

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. No additional printings listed and with the date on the title page matching that of the copyright page. About very good, lacking the jacket. Original red cloth-covered boards with the quintessential Hammett design on the spine in black and yellow, faded but with minimal rubbing, one dime-sized spot to the top-right of the front board and a half-dollar sized spot of fading on the back board. A square copy with green top-stained pages and the Former owner's name in pencil across the front endpaper. Hammett's first published novel, and one featuring his famed Continental Op.

      [Bookseller: Carpetbagger Books]
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        Miracle Mongers and Their Methods: a Complete Expose

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1929. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, Second Printing. In Very Good+ condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Light dust soiling and foxing to top edge of page block, light small stain to bottom edge of page block. Light edge wear, light bumping to corners. The dust jacket shows soiling, rubbing, light edge wear and light chips at corners, small closed tear to top of front panel. A lovely copy, scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN With illustrations by William Nicholson

      Faber and Faber Limited. London. 1929. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. 8vo.(9 X 6.2 Inches). Decorative endpapers, head and tail piece vignettes and 7 full page plates, all by Nicholson. Some offsetting to the endpapers, outlined by the shape of the dustwrapper inner flaps otherwise a near fine book in original off white cloth with black and red stamping to spine and both boards. small area of darkening to the top of the spine where the wrapper has loss, otherwise a bright and fresh copy. In the scarce original colour printed illustrated dustwrapper which has loss to the top half inch of the spine and some chipping to the edges plus a rucked triangle, without much loss, to the spine. Overall a near fine book in a very good dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN. With illustrations by William Nicholson.

      Faber and Faber Limited. London. 1929 - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. 8vo.(9 X 6.2 Inches). Decorative endpapers, head and tail piece vignettes and 7 full page plates, all by Nicholson. Some offsetting to the endpapers, outlined by the shape of the dustwrapper inner flaps otherwise a near fine book in original off white cloth with black and red stamping to spine and both boards. small area of darkening to the top of the spine where the wrapper has loss, otherwise a bright and fresh copy. In the scarce original colour printed illustrated dustwrapper which has loss to the top half inch of the spine and some chipping to the edges plus a rucked triangle, without much loss, to the spine. Overall a near fine book in a very good dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Catalogue de reliures du XV au XXe siècle. Catalogue X!!

      Paris, 1929. 135 plates, some in color. [2], vi, 180, [2]pp. 4to. Bound in quarter olive morocco and cloth, gilt spine and t.e.g., with wrappers bound in. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. 135 plates, some in color. [2], vi, 180, [2]pp. 4to. Breslauer p. 37

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Look Homeward, Angel

      Original black cloth. Light wear to extremities, rear inner hinge broken, else very good. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION. A splendid presentation copy of Wolfe's first regularly published book, inscribed: "To my sister, Mabel, I present this copy of my first book, with love, and with remembrance of the long way we came together. Thomas Wolfe, Oct 15, 1929." The publication date was October 18. This autobiographical coming-of-age story is one of the great American novels of the first half of the twentieth century. Look Homeward, Angel's treatment of the people of Asheville and his own family led to the author's estrangement from many in his hometown. Mabel, ten years older than Tom, acted as a surrogate mother for her brother. He wrote of Mabel in a letter in 1925, "She is fierce, tender, angry, biting, caressing, by turns ... Strong commonplace people drink her vitality like wine ... The simple and terrific fact is that with all her fuming, fretting, weeping, and love of adulation, I have never seen her do a selfish thing. ... She has more greatness in her than any woman I've ever known. I suppose honestly, that's why I sometimes get tired of the women I meet." Mabel closed her boardinghouse and moved to Seattle to care for Wolfe during his final days. She was with him when he died at age thirty-seven. Mabel was the model for Eugene Gant's older sister Helen in the novel. "Helen ... a tall thin girl, with large hands and feet, big-boned, generous features, behind which the hysteria of constant excitement lurked. The bond between the girl and her father grew stronger every day ..." "Her face was full of heartiness and devotion, sensitive, whole-souled, hurt, bitter, hysterical, but at times transparently radiant and handsome" (Look Homeward, Angel). This is one of the most desirable copies of this classic novel imaginable.

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      - 253 pages of plasterwork and anaglypta designs in the classical ornamental style - ceilings, mouldings, friezes etc. Oblong, folio. Orig. cloth binding. Good condition. A rich decorative source. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Potterton Books]
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        Cahier de Six Paysages gravés a l'eau-forte

      Paris: NP, 1929. Hardcover. Fine. Published 1929. Of 150 printed this is one of 120 on velin Van Gelder, with six plates each signed and numbered in pencil by Laboureur. Housed in printed paper folder and then in folio cloth-backed green boards with folded paper guards. Bib. ref: Sylvain Laboureur: Jean-Emile Laboureur, 386-391. Lovely depictions of French bucolic countryside scenes by one of the premier French engravers who is beloved in Pittsburgh for having come to the city in the early 1900s and executing a series of modernist engravings of industrial and city life. About fine.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        [The Novels of Jane Austen] Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion

      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1929-1934.. DELUXE BINDING, mixed printings. Six volumes. Small octavo (16 x 10 x 15cm). Publisher's deluxe brown full morocco with gilt titles to green labels, and further gilt decoration to spines. Each volume presented in its original matching cloth-covered slipcase. Marbled endpapers. Very small ownership inscription to endpapers of one or two volumes. Bookseller's tickets to pastedowns. Some wear to spines of Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. Light wear to slipcases. Good. Deluxe versions of the Oxford World Classics editions.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Osudna vejce (The Fatal Eggs)

      Prague: Knihy Dobrých Autoru 1929 - Large octavo, wrappers, 101pp. The masterful fantastic tale by Bulgakov Rokovye iaitsa appeared in 1925 in the satirical journal Nedra. This is the first Czech translation by Lala Znackovská-Neumannová, and sports an unusual and celebrated photomontage cover attributed to a Vladimir Golovin, presumably a pseudonym. This cover did not appear in the Russian edition. OCLC locates three library holdings worldwide (NKC, Harvard, San Francisco Public). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        La Monadologia

      G. B. PARAVIA E C., ITALIA 1929 - Piccola Biblioteca di Filosofia e Pedagogia ITALIANO A cura di Antonio Bozzone. Volume della collana Piccola Biblioteca di Filosofia e Pedagogia. Brossura con piccolo strappo al dorso. Pagine lievemente ingiallite ed alcune con sottolineature ed annotazioni a matita.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Z krásné knihy plné parády. [Aus einem schönen Buch voller Paraden.]

      [Prag], Soukromy Tisk, 1929. - 4°. 12 S. Text, 15 Tafeln mit Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen, 1 Bl. Impressum. Als lose Büttenlagen eingelegt in die Orig.-HLeinen-Flügelmappe mit montierter Deckelvinette mit den Initialien VHB. Eins von 300 numerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten (Gesamt 400.) Der Text ist gezeichnet von "Kakejta." Kurze erotische Bilderfolgen des tschechischen Karikaturisten. Die ersten 5 Blätter zeigen ein Paar beim Essen, wobei der Herr seiner Dame an den Busen geht. Mit seiner mächtigen Erektion schmeißt er den Tisch um, sodaß die darauf befindliche Weinflasche direkt in der Möse der Dame landet. Ein weiteres Blatt zeigt zwei alte Männer im Streit um eine Frau. Es folgen 5 Blätter mit stilisierten bzw. ornamental verzierten Zeichnungen von Mösen. Am Schluss findet sich eine kleine Geschichte in 4 Bildern: eine pinkelnde Frau wird von einem Mann beobachtet, jeoch von ihr entdeckt. Mit einem gewaltigen Pubs bringt sie sein Versteck hinter einer Holzwand zum Einsturz um anschließend auf dem nun wehrlosen Mann ihr großes Geschäft zu verrichten. Titel der Zeichnungen: Co se muze státi nez se matka vráti aneb flaska v kunde. [Was alles passieren kann bis die Mutter zurückkehrt, oder die Flasche in der Fotze.] / Boj o betinu. [Der Kampf um Bettina.] / Kundy a mistri. [Fotzen und Meister.] / Curajici divka a stary rozpustilec aneb pomsta je sladká. [Pinkelndes Mädchen und der alte Schmutzfink oder Rache ist süß.] Feinster skuriler Humor mit skatologischem Einschlag. Mappe stärker berieben mit Abschabungen. Rücken mit hinterlegten Einrissen. Die Tafeln etwas fingerfleckig und gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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      Pforzheim -36 1929 - (26,5 x 22 cm). 30 Bll. aus kräftigem Karton. Mit 60 ganzseitigen montierten Original-Fotografien. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Umfangreiches Musterbuch mit über 7000 (!) "Estamperien" (Nr. 35568 bis 42717) der Firma. Die Fotos zeigen gestanzte bzw. geprägte kleine Metallplatten, aus denen Plaketten, Anhänger, Broschen und diverse Schmuckteile bzw. ganze Schmuckstücke gefertigt werden. Abgebildet sind u.a. eine Plakette für die Weltausstellung Barcelona 1929 sowie mehrere für die Olympiade in Berlin 1936. - Die 1896 als Uhrenkettenfabrik in Pforzheim gegründete Firma Kollmar & Jourdan wurde 1898 in eine Aktiengesellschaft umgewandelt, die später Ketten, Gehäuse, Armbänder für Uhren und Schmuckwaren in Gold, Silber und Doublé herstellte. - Vorsatz mit Firmenstempel. Träger gering gewellt und etwas bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. / The Crime Club, Inc., 1929. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [x],299,[3]pp. Faint suggestion of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine, and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), showing minimal wear to extremities, a few tiny tears, and an old, circular splash mark to lower front panel, noticeable only on verso; Near Fine. Attractive copy of this Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title and Berkeley's fifth novel featuring detective Roger Sherringham. A Crime Club offers to crack a case which has stumped Scotland Yard, involving an accidental death by poisoned chocolates intended for a member of the aristocracy. Hubin, p.32; Pronzini & Muller, pp.56-57.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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