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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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        ANAGLYPTA TRADE CATALOGUE AND SUPPLEMENT 1929-1931

      - 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.

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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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        Schmuck-Musterbuch).

      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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        THE POISONED CHOCOLATES CASE

      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.

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover

      Privately Published, Florence, Italy 1929 - Plain brown limp cloth covers. Printed by Tipografia Giuntina, Florence. Eagle motif on top edge of front cover, blank spine. Third edition stated limited to 500 copies and the No. section is left blank. There is some moderate foxing to the end papers and occasionally throughout; there is a loss of some of the dye from the back cover and a little splitting and fraying along the cover's back hinge but, on the whole this is an really decent copy of this highly sought after edition. It feels quite decadent just holding it! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M RICHARDSON RARE BOOKS (PBFA)]
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        ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT COOLIDGE TO THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE AT THE WHITE HOUSE DECEMBER 6, 1927

      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.

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        ARABIA INFELIX AND OTHER POEMS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

      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.

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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]

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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.

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        Nature

      Bremer Presse, Munich 1929 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1929 -

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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.

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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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        Jaco et Lori.

      Paris, Editions du Capitole 1929 - Orné de compositions originales gravées à l'eau-forte et au burin par Edy Legrand. 25 hors texte et 12 vignettes de titre. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition limitée à 166 exemplaires. Celui-ci (P) un des 16 hors commerce, et des 10 sur papier de Hollande. Paris, Éditions du Capitole - 1929 - 218 pages. Exemplaire unique enrichi de 11 dessins originaux (encre de chine en couleurs, aquarelles, crayon de couleurs de Gaston Goor (4 avec monogramme "G" et un signé). Ex libris de la bibliothèque de Joseph Eugène Brizon. Superbe reliure plein maroquin rouge. Dos à 4 nerfs aux titre, auteur et fleurons dorés (attributs républicains et couple de perroquets). Triple filet doré encadrant les plats avec le fer aux perroquets répétés à 2 angles. Plat supérieur orné en son centre d'un médaillon au bonnet phrygien doré. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Large dentelle dorée bordant les contreplats, sur débordement maroquin. Couverture et dos conservés. Étui avec liseré. Quelques légers transferts. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(26x21). Edy-Legrand, de son vrai nom Édouard Léon Louis Warschawsky, est un illustrateur et peintre français. Il a réalisé la première partie de son parcours dans l'illustration publicitaire et littéraire. Plus tard, son oeuvre a consacré sa réputation de peintre. Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Dodsworth

      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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        Herbert Hoover - Rare Signed Inaugural Address

      1929 - Printed Document Signed, March 4, 1929. A rare large-print copy of his inaugural address. 21 pp., 9 x 12 in. "We have emerged from the losses of the Great War and the reconstruction following it with increased virility and strength. From this strength we have contributed to the recovery and progress of the world. What America has done has given renewed hope and courage to all who have faith in government by the people." Additional Excerpts"To reestablish the vigor and effectiveness of law enforcement we must critically consider the entire Federal machinery of justice, the redistribution of its functions, the simplification of its procedure, the provision of additional special tribunals, the better selection of juries, and the more effective organization of our agencies of investigation and prosecution that justice may be sure and that it may be swift.""Of the undoubted abuses which have grown up under the eighteenth amendment, but part are due to the failure of some States to accept their share of responsibility for concurrent enforcement and to the failure of many State and local officials to accept the obligation under their oath of office zealously to enforce the laws. With the failures from these many causes has come a dangerous expansion in the criminal elements who have found enlarged opportunities in dealing in illegal liquor.""But a large responsibility rests directly upon our citizens. There would be little traffic in illegal liquor if only criminals patronized it. We must awake to the fact that this patronage from large numbers of law-abiding citizens is supplying the rewards and stimulating crime.""Our whole system of self-government will crumble either if officials elect what laws they will enforce or citizens elect what laws they will support. The worst evil of disregard for some law is that it destroys respect for all law. If citizens do not like a law, their duty as honest men and women is to discourage its violation; their right is openly to work for its repeal.""We not only desire peace with the world, but to see peace maintained throughout the world.""No country is more loved by its people. I have an abiding faith in their capacity, integrity and high purpose. I have no fears for the future of our country. It is bright with hope."Historical BackgroundHerbert Hoover won the 1928 presidential election to succeed Calvin Coolidge, who did not seek reelection. In a heavy turnout, Hoover received more votes than any presidential candidate before him. With 58% of the popular vote, Hoover carried forty states in the Electoral College, including his Democratic opponent Al Smith's New York. Anti-Catholicism depleted Catholic Smith's ranks, as did his opposition to prohibition and association with the corruption of Tammany Hall.In this inaugural address, Hoover expresses much concern for law and order, and proposes a renovation of the criminal justice system and the more vigorous enforcement of prohibition. He rejoices in the prospects for peace in the world. He promises new attention to public education, public health, agricultural relief, and cooperation with business in economic growth. In the federal government, he seeks reorganization for effectiveness and economy in public expenditures.However, America was already facing economic turmoil, and in October fell into the Great Depression. Although Hoover's policies did not cause the Great Depression, people blamed Hoover for his perceived indifference to the suffering, and for not taking a more proactive role to aid the economy. His attempts to stimulate the economy and a few of the programs he introduced became key components of later relief efforts, but his response was constrained by his conservative political philosophy. He believed in a limited role for government and worried that excessive federal intervention posed a threat to capitalism and individualism. He believed in local, voluntary efforts to aid those in need, and. (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Dodsworth

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1929. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/near fine. 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).

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. Old neat inscription on half-title page. Pinpoint defect near top of half-title. See photos. A very clean and crisp copy of the author's tenth mystery novel. Features some of the characters from a previous novel, "The Secret of Chimneys" including Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard. 310pp. First American Edition. Orange Cloth. Modest Edge Wear Only/Minor Wear. Thick Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Mei Lan-Fang: foremost actor of China

      Commercial Press, Shanghai 1929 - 132p., paperback, very good, a couple of closed tears to the spine panel; sepiatone photos of Mei and others, including two fold-out spreads showing him posing with international guests. On the Beijing Opera actor famous for his performance of female roles, published one year before his first US tour. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc.]
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