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        THE MARACOT DEEP and Other Stories [colonial edition]

      , 1929. 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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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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.

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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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        Scott's Last Expedition The Personal Journals of Captain R F Scott

      Published by John Murray, London reprinted edition [First edition 1913]. London 1929., 1929. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, faded lettering to spine, four men on skis pulling a sledge to upper panel. 8vo 8'' x 5½'' [xxviii] 521, [2] printed pages of text. Maps to the end papers, 19 sepia photographic illustrations by Herbert G. Ponting. Spine faded. SIGNED in pencil on the front free end paper by Herbert Ponting, T S Williamson and L C Bernnachi , Discovery, Southern Cross and Terra Nova expeditions. Film tickets pasted in form the viewing of the Scott film.Herbert George Ponting, FRGS was a professional photographer. He is best known as the expedition photographer and cinematographer for Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Ross Sea and South Pole. Louis Charles Bernacchi (8 November 1876 - 24 April 1942), a physicist and astronomer, is best known for his role in several expeditions to the Antarctic.He was again a physicist on the Discovery expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott (1901-1904). Bernacchi was the only man on this expedition who had previously been to the Antarctic. During the trip, he made extensive magnetic observations. Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas S. Williamson, RN. Shore Party. He had served with Scott on the 1901-4 Discovery Expedition. He was a member of the search party which found the bodies of Scott, Wilson and Bowers in November 1912.

      [Bookseller: White Eagle Books]
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      U.S. Gov. Printing Office, Washington 1929 - Small octavo (5-1/2" x 7-1/2") bound in flexible blue morocco leather lettered in gilt (including Coolidge's name at the bottom right) and decorated in gilt with stars in the corners and the Presidential coat-of-arms in the center. With a printed title page but the 19 text pages mimeographed rather than printed on paper with three holes in the gutter margin. Obviously a very limited production likely printed for Coolidge's personal use, and quite possibly unique. OCLC does not record any printed copy of this speech though it lists about 70 others. Given the same day as the 1927 State of the Union address, this speech was given to a much smaller, more selective audience. In the audience was William Butler, a Massachusetts Senator who was Coolidge's campaign manager and the Republican Party Chairman. This is his copy and is INSCRIBED and SIGNED to him by the President two days before Coolidge left office: "To Honorable William M. Butler,/In appreciation of a long and/faithful friendship/ Calvin Coolidge, /The White House,/March 1 1929." In the third sentence of his speech Coolidge acknowledges Butler: "Both the primary and the election were under the immediate direction of the present Chairman, William M. Butler." In his AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Coolidge remarks: "The campaign was magnificently managed by William M. Butler." Two minor text corrections in ink, likely by Coolidge. Fine and exceptionally scarce item with a superb association [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Diary of Travel Cruises to the West Indies and Bermuda 1929-1930

      n.p.: n.p., 1929. Diary. Very good. Approx. 6.5" x 4" diary with leather covered boards and working metal locking clasp. The diary is in very good condition with light edge rubs to the leather. Diary has gilt decorated borders and "My Trip" in gilt letters on the front cover. White glossy end papers. All edges gilt. Large, folded, color lithograph map of the United States tipped in on the rear paste down. The diary has seven small leather tabs with gilt lettered subject headings including The Journey, The Places, People I Met, Autograph, Addresses, Side Trips, and The Return. No address of Ruth Gilbert or location where the diary originated was found inside. Pasted down on the verso of the right front flyleaf are 3 thin cut paper clippings arranged to provide the time and location of the Steamer departure. The front blank end paper has a pasted down trimmed map illustration of the cruise course with "Furness Bermuda Line" printed below. The front blank end paper has a pasted down, trimmed notice, typed on Thos. Cook & Son Company letterhead, and addressed to Miss Ruth Gilbert. This notice is signed by the company agent and provides details of the ship's departure. Contents of the diary consist of 118 pages of manuscript diary entries, autographs, and a few sketches recorded during two separate cruises in early 1929 and in the summer of 1930. Ms. Gilbert traveled on the Steamer "Nova Scotia" and visited St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, Dominica, and Bermuda. The first entry is dated February 9th, 1929 as the ship set sail at 3:00pm. Miss Gilbert describes her daily observations while aboard on ship and while exploring the Islands. Some of the entries include racist names and period stereotypes for people of color. One entry refers to children of color as ..."N...r tots" (Guadeloupe Feb. 16, 1929). While in Trinidad, February 22, 1929, Gilbert observes, "The Island has quite a population of Indians and they are so much more intelligent looking and of stronger character apparently then the blacks.." Entries of hurricane damage to the Islands from the previous year are also recorded. In two entries Miss Gilbert writes, "We went ashore about 3:30 taking our bathing suits. Had to go in large rowboats propelled by negroes. Upon arrival, all took a bus across the island from Frederiksted to Christiansted, 14 miles. The country was rather barren and dreary. There is quite a lot of destruction from the hurricane. The Marines are at Christiansted. In one street as a result of the hurricane a house had collapsed on top of a car, puncturing all the tires." (St. Croix, February 14, 1929)  "Went ashore here about 8. From the ship the place looked wrecked from the hurricane and upon landing found that to be true and reconstruction very slow. The streets are dirty, the shops filthy and not much in them." (Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, February 16, 1929) The hurricane referenced was called the San Felipe Segundo Hurricane (1928), one of the deadliest hurricanes in the Atlantic. When the same hurricane hit Florida it was called the Okeechobee hurricane. The contents of the diary also include an autograph and address section with several names and and locations of people Miss Gilbert met during her cruise. Several of the people came from New York City and Boston. A type name card of "Richard E. Dillon" is placed just before the tab section "People I have Met". The name at the top of the page is "Mr. R. E. Dillon - "Boston Rusher". A few original pencil sketches were drawn on the pages. One of the sketches, protected by tissue, is of an unnamed clipper ship. The drawing is signed "S. Moore.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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      The Fountain Press / Chatto & Windus, New York and London 1929 - One of 692 numbered copies (only 300 for distribution in the U.S.) signed by the author, this being copy no.160. Octavo (24.25cm); goldenrod paper and royal blue cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and gilt-stamped pinwheel design along backstrip on both sides; publisher's original glassine dustjacket; [x],35,[3]pp. Bookplate of bibliophile, publisher, and Broadway producer Crosby Gaige at upper front pastedown. Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, with a few tiny nicks to extremities, and a small chip to lower edge of rear panel; lacking the publisher's slipcase, but housed in a custom half-morocco slipcase and chemise. An attractive copy of this early collection of verse, exquisitely designed and printed by John Fass. A distinguished copy from the collection of Gaige, who co-published this title. Bromer & Struble A19; Duval, p.64. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, first issue with publisher's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer on page [x]. 355 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original black cloth, gilt paper printed labels. Minor wear to bottom edge of covers, Pictorial dust-jacket designed by Cleon (first issue with "Katherine" spelling on flap). First edition, first issue with publisher's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer on page [x]. 355 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hanneman 8A

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        Das Zauberboot. Ein Bilderbuch zum Drehen, Bewegen und Verwandeln. (Das neue Wunderhaus).

      12.-16. Tsd. Gr.-8. 6 Bl. mit 8 Farbtafeln, davon 4 mit Zieh- u. Drehmechanismen sowie 1 ausgestanzte Schablone in einer Tasche im Rückendeckel. Farbig illustr. OHln. Bilderwelt 2062. Murken, Seidmann-Freud 9. Murken, Stuffer 7. Oldenburg, Künstler 194 (mit Abb.). Pressler 208 (Abb. Nr. 150). Vgl. Bilderwelt 660, Doderer-Müller 815, LKJ III,374 u. Stuck-Villa II,310 (alle EA v. 1929). - Eines der seltenen Spielbilderbücher der Wiener Künstlerin. - "Mit ihren beiden Spiel- und Verwandlungsbilderbüchern... wendet sich Tom Seidmann-Freud einer völlig anderen Form des Kinderbuches zu: die Möglichkeit zur Befriedigung der spielerischen Neugierde des Kindes mit seinem Forschungs- und Entdeckertrieb stehen im Mittelpunkt dieser beiden Werke... Das Zauberboot... ist die Fortsetzung des ersten Spielbilderbuches. Auch hier läßt Tom Seidmann-Freud wieder ein wahres Feuerwerk an Ideen und Phantasie versprühen. Der Erfolg, den gerade dieses Buch hatte (es wurde 1930 unter die 50 schönsten aller in Deutschland erschienenen Bücher gewählt), bestätigt die hohe Einfühlsamkeit, Verspieltheit und den Liebreiz, den die Werke Tom Seidmann-Freuds besaßen" (B. Murken). - Martha Gertrud Freud, verheiratete Seidmann-Freud (1892-1930), war die Nichte von Sigmund Freud bereits als Jugendliche hatte sie den Vornamen Tom angenommen. - Eine Rot-Grün-Brille aus der Zeit liegt bei. - Einband etwas fleckig, berieben und gering bestoßen, wie meist ohne das rote Transparentpapier, stellenweise etwas fleckig u. gering gebräunt, gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Haufe & Lutz]
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        Kenya Mountain

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Plates; Large Folding Map. Xv, 219 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Inscribed To "Young Thing" Silvia James, Sister Of The Poet, Artist And Patron Of The Surrealists Edward James: " Dear Silvia, Since You Chose The Illustrations And The Binding, And Passed The Printing And The Paper, (And Everyone Says Those Are The Successes) All That Remains For Me To Do Is To Beg You To Be Lenient With The Rest Of The Book. Yours Ever, Eric Dutton 1929". Also With The Publisher's Inquiry Card Laid In Loosely. Book With Light Wear, But Repaired Chipping To Area At Upper Top Edge Of Spine And Front Upper Tip.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      G. Duckworth, 1929, Cloth, Book Condition: 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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        Voyage au Congo, suivi du Retour du Tchad et illustré de soixante-quatre photographies inédites de Marc Allegret.

      Paris: Gallimard, N.R.F., 12 juin 1929 - Tirage limité à 1649 exemplaires, celui-ci le n° 899 sur vélin d'Arches, grand et fort in-4; 304p. [4p.]; 4 cartes, 64 photographies hors-texte, vignette sur la page de titre. Reliure en demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets et titres dorés, plats et gardes marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée, couverture d"origine conservée. Bel exemplaire. Bel ouvrage aux photos poétiques et sensuelles. André Gide accomplit ce voyage de onze mois au Congo en compagnie du photographe et réalisateur Marc Allégret, dont le père, pasteur protestant missionnaire, avait été le précepteur de Gide. L"ouvrage déchaîna une polémique qui aboutit à la suppression officielle des compagnies forestières coloniales. Talvart 44B.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Loved Helen

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author in green ink on the title page. Good, with soil and wear to cloth, bumping to corners and edges, toning to pages. In a Fair dust jacket, which presents well enough but has complete splits at the spine folds and a partial split to a flap fold which have been repaired with tape and tissue from the verso; a patch of waviness to the top of the front panel, toning, chipping and foxing to to the verso as well; publisher's price intact. The author's first book, signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Medea. Tragödie.

      8. 96 S. 1 Bl. Gelbes, schwarz und rot bedrucktes OLn, Kopffarbschnitt. 1. Ausgabe in einem sehr guten Exemplar, mit eigenhändiger Widmung "Herrn Oberbürgermeister Brauer in Dankbarkeit und aufrichtig neidloser Verehrung Hans Henny Jahnn Trischen, 25. Mai 1929". Max Brauer (1887-1973) war Bürgermeister von Altona und hatte Jahnn (1894-1959) auf der Vogelinsel Trischen in der Meldorfer Bucht eine kurze Bleibe ermöglicht (und später auch in Hamburg). In diese Zeit fallen der Abschluss seiner Arbeit an 'Perrudja' und zunehmende Attacken der Nationalsozialisten, die ihn als Juden verdächtigten und ausdauernd Max Warburg verunglimpften, der Ugrino gefördert hatte. Jahnn ist im August 1930 wieder auf Trischen gewesen und Brauer bis an sein Lebensende verbunden geblieben. - Meyer 5 WG 7 Raabe 6.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Une femme à sa fenêtre

      Nrf 1929 - - Nrf, Paris 1929, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Une tache d'encre en tête de la page sur laquelle figure l'envoi autographe. Envoi autographe signé de Pierre Drieu la Rochelle à Jean Ville-Albert. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Binding half . Signed autograph of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle Jean-Albert City. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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      Munich: Bremer Presse, 1929. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. Number 237 of 250 copies printed in Germany for Random House. An additional 280 copies were printed for Bremer Presse subscribers. This handsome book provides an excellent example of the fine printing done at the Bremer Presse. The press produced books from 1911 to 1934, with a break during World War I. Stylistically influenced by the English Doves Press, the press was a strong influence on German book art. Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Nature" was written in 1836. In the essay Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a nontraditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Bound in grey, white, and red decorated paper boards with cream vellum spine. Top edge gilt, with deckled fore-edge and bottom edge. Gilt author and title to spine. Letterpress printed on Zanders handmade paper in black and red, with red title and initials designed by Anna Simons. Book in near fine condition with gift inscription on front free endpaper: "To Mona, in the way of German propaganda, devotedly, Rudy New York - Christmas - 1929." With the scarce red paper dust jacket, very good with small repaired tear on bottom edge. Housed in the also scarce red slipcase. One inch piece torn away from the top of spine, nicks at bottom of spine, some rubbing. 86 pages. PI/112017.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        From Deauville to Monte CarloA Guide to the Gay World of France

      1929 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        The Christopher Robin Story Book

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1929. First American edition, no 231 of 350 copies on large paper, signed by Milne and Shepard. Illustrations by E.H. Shephard. Square 8vo. Original half green cloth and pink illustrated boards, paper spine label, original glassine jacket. Minor spotting at extremities, thumb-soiling to a few leaves, but a fine copy in the original illustrated box. Shepard, Ernest H. First American edition, no 231 of 350 copies on large paper, signed by Milne and Shepard. Illustrations by E.H. Shephard. Square 8vo. Signed by Milne and Shepard.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Farewell to Arms.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, printed gold labels to spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A little foxing to head of text block; an excellent, fresh copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine panel and a little rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing, without the legal disclaimer on p. x.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Harcourt, Brace and Co, New York 1929 - 1st edition, and a scarce copy of it. 1st binding, one of the first 500 (900 also reported) in orange cloth, issued in late February 1929, preceding the 2nd binding in blue cloth (March) which was about a billion copies (Lewis isn't on Facebook or I'd ask him exactly how many were published, and by the way, the only reason to go on Facebook anymore, is to monitor which of your former classmates has the least attractive children). Fine in a near fine 1st issue dustjacket (no reviews on front flap), and at a kindly price, the combination that threatens all the right people. Though most copies in the orange 1st binding were issued without a jacket, the cloth on this one is so new looking as to lend credence to the idea that it always had a dustjacket on it, and the same value proportions apply, as does the customary warning: Do not buy this book without a dustjacket, or even with a jacket if the cloth shows any signs of not having always been covered by one from its day of publication. And that is a shrewd rule to follow for all 1st editions obtainable in a jacket (Book Code). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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