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        THE WORKS

      New York: Nonesuch Press, 1929-33. One of 1,600 copies n. Hardcover. 242 x 155 mm. mm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4). Seven volumes. Edited by Herbert Farjeon. One of 1,600 copies. Original publisher's russet niger morocco by A. W. Bain, covers with gilt double fillet frame, raised bands, gilt titling on spines, top edges gilded on the rough, other edges untrimmed and PARTIALLY UNOPENED. Dreyfus 58. Three covers with a total of five (oil?) spots (one the size of a quarter, the others smaller), spines sunned as always (but atypically uniform in color), free endpapers with offset shadow from binder's glue, otherwise a very fine copy--the bindings with virtually no wear, and the interiors essentially undisturbed. Taken from the text of the First Folio, but "with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings," this version is one of the foremost editions--and perhaps the single best modern edition--of Shakespeare ever printed. It is also the most outstanding production of the Nonesuch Press. Ransom calls it "editorially and typographically . . . the high spot of the Nonesuch program." Besides the authentic plays and poetry of Shakespeare, the set includes (in the final volume) three plays on which Shakespeare is believed to have collaborated: "The Two Noble Kinsmen," "King Edward the Third," and "Sir Thomas More." Their inclusion was motivated by the publisher's desire to be thorough, to do something a bit different, and to make the seventh volume of the same bulk as the previous ones. The press run limitation here is not so restricted that copies are hard to obtain, but most sets show a pronounced difference in the colors of the spines, and the leather has a tendency to get spotted. As the set appears on the shelf, the present copy is among the most attractive we have seen on the market for quite some time, with spines as uniform as one is ever likely to encounter. And it is clear from how stiffly the volumes open and its partially unopened leaves that this set has seen very little use.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      Paris: Éditions Cosmopolites, 1929. First French Edition. First Printing. Octavo; tan paper-covered boards, with blue and bronze marbling to covers, blue spine compartment, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and dark yellow; dustjacket; 253pp, [1]. Faint foxing to text edges, preliminary and terminal leaves, with light tanning to same; Near Fine. Dustjacket priced 3 Frs.50 at upper right corner of front panel; light wear to extremities and joints, shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips (none affecting lettering), with some scattered foxing and faint dampstains to flap folds and lower edge visible on verso; Very Good - Very Good+. Basis for Fritz Lang's 1929 silent film Frau in Mond, adapted for the screen by Thea von Harbou from her 1928 novel Die Frau in Mond. The novel was released in the US and UK in 1930 as By Rocket to the Moon and The Woman in the Moon, respectively. An attractive copy of a scarce edition, published the same year the film was released and preceding both English language translations.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        [Photo Album]: Our Trip to California. Feb. 21, 1929. I

      Yonkers: Rudolf Eickemeyer. 1929. Large quarto. Ribbon-tied black boards titled in gilt on the front board. Two book labels of Eickemeyer on front pastedown. Covers a bit worn, the ties appear to be replaced, very good; internally about fine. 55 gelatin silver prints (although the quality of the images is so fine that they could be mistaken for platinum prints), each is 5.5" x 3.5", 13 of which have been captioned in ink by Eickemeyer.Eickemeyer's own family album of his trip to California, with a handwritten note "Unfinished" on front pastedown. Perhaps Eickemeyer planned a second album (as the "I" on the front board might indicate), but it is unclear if he ever finished it, we could find no record of a second volume.A beautifully composed album which offers a personal glimpse into the famous photographer's methodology. According to a label on the inside, the Smithsonian obtained all of Eickemeyer's best-known photographs in 1929 (presumably displaying them, as evidenced here), this album was created at a later date, after his February trip to the far West.The album, created by Eickemeyer in his last years, begins with a few images of Washington, DC including a captioned view of the installation of Eickemeyer's photography at the Smithsonian, followed by a handful of views of New Orleans. Although the album is titled Our Trip to California, the rest of the album is devoted almost solely to striking views, mostly landscapes, of the Canyonlands area including shots of the stark Arizona desert, the Grand Canyon, and various images of the pueblo-dwelling Native Americans. We can speculate that if indeed the second album was ever created (Eickemeyer died in 1932), the presumed Volume II would have held the California images from the trip.Eickemeyer, born in Yonkers, New York, was an American pictorialist photographer, a member of the New York Camera Club, and along with Alfred Stieglitz, one of the first two Americans admitted to "The Brotherhood of the Linked Ring," an English group devoted to photography as a fine art. His photographs appeared in Camera Work, and he won numerous international medals for his work.A superb personal album by a famous photographer, featuring striking views of the Canyonlands. Unique. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      WYETH, N.C.. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER trans. by G.H. Palmer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1929. 4to (8 x 10 1/2"), blue gilt pictorial cloth backed with pig-skin and leather label, 314p., spine with some soil else near Fine (no extra plates). LIMITED TO 550 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY WYETH AND PALMER! Illustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers and 16 magnificent mounted color plates. Also features a 1 page facsimile letter from Palmer to the publishers, and a note on the book by Wyeth. One of the scarcest Wyeth books.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The World Crisis: The Aftermath

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1929. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a superior jacketed British first edition, first printing, of the fifth book in Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War, which he titled "The World Crisis". This volume deals with the postwar years 1918 to 1928. Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. This first edition, first printing is an excellent example, near fine in a jacket approaching near fine. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. We note only slight blistering of the covers beside the hinges, which is endemic to the edition. The contents are beautifully crisp and bright. The book feels unread. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is nearly absent, with just a handful of barely noticeable spots confined to the otherwise clean fore edge. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. The dust jacket is complete apart from fractional chipping to the spine ends, and notably clean, with modest, uniform spine toning. There are short closed tears and wrinkling to the top .5 inch of the spine head. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(IV).b, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. No. 343 OF 485 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum) n. Hardcover. 318 x 197 mm (12 1/2 x 7 3/4"). Four volumes. No. 343 OF 485 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). Original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt titling, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. In a cloth slipcase. Red and blue initials, and VERY PLEASING WOOD-ENGRAVED BORDERS (frequently inhabited) BY ERIC GILL on every page except in the last part of volume IV. Verso of front free endpapers with bookplate of William A. Risenfield. Chanticleer 63; Gill 281. Joints somewhat rubbed and a bit darkened (from dye), portions of the upper joint of volume I cracked (no other cracking), corners rather mashed, leather a little marked, but all the volumes solid, the covers unsoiled, and the spines uncharacteristically close in color; very fresh, clean, and bright internally. With the "Four Gospels" of 1931 and "Troilus and Criseyde" of 1927, this is one of the three greatest Golden Cockerel Press books. It was produced at a time when the name "Golden Cockerel" was of considerable interest, not just in the private press world, but in the general popular culture as well. As Cave & Manson says, "The production of the Chaucer was regarded as a literary event, and was well reported in the press." When the book was completed, "there were notices in papers as different as the 'Liverpool Post,' the 'Glasgow Daily Recorder,' and the 'Chicago Evening Post' [as well as] reviews in magazines ranging from the 'Bookman' or the 'Spectator' to the 'Studio' and the 'Connoisseur.' . . . Golden Cockerel was news." Although reviews were not entirely favorable (some critics were put off by what were deemed to be "inappropriate" illustrations), the book was very profitable, grossing some £14,000 for the Press. Apart from the buzz it generated as a cultural event, Gill's "Canterbury Tales," for which the artist is said to have engraved some 160 blocks, is one of the best examples in modern fine press work of the successful collaboration of text, decoration, and typography.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      RANDOM HOUSE, NEW YORK 1929 - delicate DJ preserved by being glued to heavy brown card (some time in th 40's or 50's), ex library stamps on inside of front cover and on front end paper, story description (front flap of DJ) glued to front end paper, spine has unusual shine, pages yellowing, writting on inside of rear cover DATE PUBLISHED: 1929 EDITION: 380 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      London: The Mandrake Press,, 1929. A Prologue. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket Dust jacket designed by Beresford Egan. Spine ends slightly bumped, endpapers and edges lightly tanned. An excellent copy in a somewhat toned jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities, minor chips to corners, a few closed tears, and tape repairs to verso of top edges. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Crowley in pencil on front free endpaper: "Mrs Wood, from Aleister Crowley, to give you a little idea of me before I see you on Thursday, A.C." A striking copy of one of Crowley's best known works, "a novel about the magical pursuits and feuds of Crowley's day with many recognizable personalities ... at times very amusing in its bizarre vituperation despite formal flaws" (Sullivan, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 106-7).

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        The Man Within (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1929.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD + condition.The Boards are a little marked and rubbed in places.There is mild pushing to the spine tips with light fading of the blue colour to the spine.The gilt titling is still bright.The text block is a little browned and dusty.The pages are very clean with minimal edge tanning.The rear hinge has started to crack with mild exposure of the webbing at the lower half of the hinge.Having said this,the book remains very tight.The AUTHOR has SIGNED and underlined his name in ink to the front fly leaf.There are some literary notes pertaining to the novel in light pencil in an unknown hand to the rear fly leaf (see photo).All in all,a much better copy than it sounds.Early signed GREENE titles are generally a rarity.This,the author's scarce First Book is very uncommon to be found Signed.Housed in a custom black solander box with gilt titling to the spine.

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        Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. 2. durchgesehene und ergänzte Auflage. 6 Bände.

      Berlin und Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929-35.. (25,5 x 17 cm). Mit zahlreichen Tafeln. Original-Halbpergamentbände.. Die relevante Ausgabe des heute immer noch unentbehrlichen Nachschlagewerks, komplett mit dem Nachtragsband. - Exlibris. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Der Nachtragsband mit fleckigen Deckeln, sonst gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        The vicar of Wakefield . Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      David McKay Company, n.d. [c1929], Philadelphia - Edition limited to 575 copies for England and 200 copies for the U. S., this being no. 29 of the American issue and signed by Arthur Rackham; 4to, pp. 231, [1]; 12 color plates by Rackham, other illustrations in the text, pictorial endpapers; near fine copy in original art vellum stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine. New blue cloth slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Guia general de Venezuela 1929. (Tomo primero)

      Leipzig Oskar Brandstetter 1929 - Neu eingebundener, grüner Buchbinder-Ganz-Leinwandeinband mit aufgezogenem O-Deckel mit verblasstem Titel und Wappen in Golddruck und aufgezogenem O-Leinenrücken mit Titel, einige Seiten u. Karten etw. fleckig. Ohne die ersten unpaginierten 9 Blätter (Titelblatt, dedicacion, prologo und 2 Bilder von Bolivar und Gomez), Seite 1 - 832 Seiten mit 658 fotograbados, 7 croquis de carreteras y 6 dibujos a pluma (658 fotogr. Abbildungen und 6 farbigen, mehrfach gefalteten Karten), 4°. Primera edicion del primer Guia de Venezuela. "La edicion de 5000 ejemplares ha sido ejecutada por cuenta y orden de su director y editor-propietario F. Benet." El primer tomo abarca los siguentes capitulos y estados: Superficie, Populacion, Posicion, Geografica, Limites, Resumen Historico, Aspecto general, Produccion, Clima Comercio, Division Politica y Territorial. Estado Tachira, Estado Merida, Estado Trujillo, Estado Lara, Estado Falcon, Estado Zulia. Aqui sin los primeros 9 paginas no numerados. El libro empieza con la pagina 1 y termina con la pagina 832 y es asi completo. El tomo contiene 658 fotograbados y siete mapas. Los fotos demuestran paisajes, personajes, objectos de arqueologia, pueblos y ciudades, edificios "modernos" y historicos. Una impresion temprana del occidente de Venezuela. El segundo tomo, que no es parte de esta venta, abarca los estados: Portuguesa, Cojedes, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Miranda y el Distrito Federal, aparecio en 1933 en Caracas y fui impreso en Madrid en la imprenta de A. Marzo. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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        Das Geheimnis der goldenen Blüte. Ein chinesisches Lebensbuch. Übersetzt und erläutert von Richard Wilhelm mit einem europäischen Kommentar von C.G. Jung.

      Dornverlag Grete Ullmann,, München, 1929 - München, Dornverlag Grete Ullmann, 1929. 24,5x17 cm. 161 S. Mit Frontispiz und 10 ganzseit. s/w. Abb. OLn. mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel und roter Deckelvignette. Erstausgabe. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung und Signatur von C.G. Jung, datiert 31.XII.1929. - (Rücken verblasst, Deckel mit Lichtrand. Rücken eingerissen). - Innen sauber. Sprache: Deutsch OLn. mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel und roter Deckelvignette. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Ornitologia italiana.

      Hoepli,, Milano, 1929 - Cm. 26, pp. (2) cli, 1046. Con 586 incisioni nel testo e 36 tavole colorate fuori testo (ciascuna protetta da velina parlante). Legatura edit. in piena tela con illustrazione a colori applicata al piatto. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Ceresoli p. 60: "Edizione originale di opera classica ricercatissima". Precede un’ampia bibliografia ornitologica italiana rassegnata al 1928. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Testament & Psalms [With] original envelope addressed to Miss A C Larsen postmarked Havana [and] Sturdee, Nina TLS to Miss Larsen Single page, bifolium on British Legation stationery 5 February, 1946

      London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1929. 100 pp. 16mo. Publisher's black leatherette, gilt, a.e.g, inscription on front free endpaper. 100 pp. 16mo. Signed by Churchill. Churchill has inscribed the bible on the front free endpaper: "From Winston S. Churchill to Nurse Astrid C. Larsen 1946." The bible was sent from the British Legation in Havana where Churchill spent a few days on holiday during his 1946 visit to America. The accompanying letter from Churchill's estimable Private Secretary, Nina Stubbs, reads: "I am desired by Mr. Churchill to thank you for your letter of January 24 and for your kindness in writing to him. He has been pleased to sign your Testament as requested, and he asks me to return it herewith with his good wishes." No doubt Churchill was in a good mood and liable to entertain such requests: history's most famous cigar smoker on holiday in Cuba. However, he had extra reason for grant the request. Astrid Larsen was a nurse at Lenox Hill hospital and took care of Churchill when he was admitted there in 1931. The future Prime Minister was injured while stepping out of a cab on Fifth Avenue between 76th and 77th street. Failing to remember that traffic flows in the opposite direction to England, he looked left when he should have looked to his right and was hit by an oncoming car. Suffering two broken ribs and a scalp wound, he was taken to nearby Lenox Hill hospital where Ms Larsen, among others, took care of him.

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        The vicar of Wakefield Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, n.d.. [c.1929]. Edition limited to 575 copies for England and 200 copies for the U. S., this being no. 29 of the American issue and signed by Arthur Rackham; 4to, pp. 231, [1]; 12 color plates by Rackham, other illustrations in the text, pictorial endpapers; near fine copy in original art vellum stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine. New blue cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Mes propriétés EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: J. Fourcade, 1929. Fine. J. Fourcade, Paris 1929, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition in large part original, one of 250 numbered copies on Holland paper only leading copies with Japan 20. Rare and beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en grande partie originale, un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 20 Japon. Rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Bride's House

      Brentano's 1929 - First Edition, preceding the trade edition. Copy #238 of a limited 300 copies signed by Dawn Powell, bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine. Near Fine. Slight browning and light rubbing to the vellum covered boards. Light bump to bottom inner corner. A very lovely copy, with most pages remaining uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        De nos oiseaux. Poèmes. Dessins par Arp.

      Paris, Éditions Kra, [1929]. - In-8vo (185 x 129 mm). 10 illustrations de Jean Arp. Broché, couverture imprimée. Provenance: Sasa Pana (envoi) et par descendance au propriétaire actuel. Seconde édition. EXEMPLAIRE ENRICHI D'UN ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉ "à S. Pana ces oiseaux. Tristan Tzara oct. 1929". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Berlin, 16. X. 1929. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. An Luise Waaß-Friedmann: "Sie wünschen, gnädige Frau, meine Handschrift in Ihre Mappe 'verehrter und bedeutender Menschen'? Ich bin kein zu verehrender Mensch, und bedeutend bin ich in nichts, höchstens in der Armseligkeit einer ruhelosen Menschennatur. Legen Sie meine Handschrift, gnädige Frau, nicht zu denen der großen Männer [.]". - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und einigen Flecken.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Los Angeles: Yogoda and Sat-Sanga, 1929. First printing. Cloth bound in near very good condition; Seam cracked front and back inside end papers; Spine front spine edge cracked, possbly has been repaired; Small part, top and bottom of spine missing.. Signed and inscribed by Yogananada; 238 pages plus twelve page Table of Contents and four pages of ads; Bound in leatherette with gilt titles and emblem; Marbled end-papers; Printed on 'Bible Paper' with all edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        Moonchild. A Prologue.

      London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. vii, 335. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and double rules to spine, white endpapers. In the original pictorial dust jacket, printed in black, blue and yellow with a striking design by Beresford Egan, featuring a dazed woman in two-dimensional 1920s style. Binding is fine, no visible marks to boards, endcaps a little pushed, some faint spotting to edges, dustiness to top edge. Jacket has a little wear to crown of spine, sunned to same. Nonetheless, a crisp, fine copy of Crowley's second published novel; an entertaining tale of rival magickal lodges with numerous derogatory, (and often thinly-disguised) pen portraits of colleagues, friends and enemies. An exceptional item. d'Arch Smith: Books of the Beast [pp. 31-32]; Yorke [51].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        [Catalog]: Werkstatt Hablik Lindemann

      Itzehoe, Holstein: Werkstatt Hablik Lindemann. [1929]. First. First edition. Decorated printed wrappers. (62)pp. Tipped-in photographic illustrations. Light age-toning, and soiling, near fine. A wonderful German arts-and-crafts catalog concentrating on, but not limited to, fabric design. One tipped-in illustration lacking, but it looks as if it was never affixed. Laid in is a small, colorful handbill for the important 1929 Leipziger Fruhjahrsmesse at the Grassi-Museum. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Fleur-de-neige et d'autres contes de Grimm. Illustrations de Kay Nielsen

      L'Edition d'Art [1929], Paris - Edition limited to 2400 copies, this one of 2000 of the regular issue (no. 1057), 4to, pp. 117, [3]; decorative title page, illustrated initials and decorations throughout, and 12 mounted color plates by Nielsen; slightly later full green morocco, the binding unsigned, incorporating stars in the top left corner of the upper cover and anacanthus leaves in the lower right corner, gilt lettering direct on spine, a.e.g.; lightly rubbed; near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Good-Bye To All That

      Cape, London 1929 - 8vo, pp. 448. Original salmon boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Boards a little marked, endpapers a trifle browned, but a very good copy in a very good, unclipped dustwrapper, browned at spine, chipping with slight loss to head of spine, and one or two very small closed tears. Photographic frontispiece of author by Albert Cracknell, seven illustrations through text. Illustrated dustwrapper by Len Lye. First edition, first issue, with the Sassoon poem on pp. 341-3 present. Viscount Esher's copy, with his bookplate. Sassoon's poem is missing from later copies; complaints and the threat of legal action from the poet resulted in its removal.

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        David Golder EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Grasset, 1929. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1929, 17,5x22,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 31 numbered on Arches paper and reimposed in the format 4to foolscap, leading copy with 6 and 15 Montval Japan. Fine copy in double coverage presented in shirt and bag. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 31 ex numérotés sur vélin d'Arches et réimposés dans le format in-4 tellière, tirage de tête avec 6 Japon et 15 Montval. Bel exemplaire sous double couverture présenté sous chemise et étui.

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      Moskva (Moscow), Komm. Akad., 1929-39 - Ten volumes, complete as issued (vols. 1-9 & 11). Original publishers cloth. Cover of vol. 1 worn, otherwise a very good, strong set. Pagination: VIII, 768 pp; VI, 768; XII, 634; IV, 716; IV, 784; IV, 920; VIII, 888; IV, 736; VIII, 832; IV, 824. All volumes are richly illustrated, in the later volumes many stiff paper full page portraits.The famous literary encyclopedia, of which vol. 10 was suppressed for ideological reasons. Vol. 10 was suppressed by the Party Censorship in 1937 and the whole project was abandoned in 1939 and with it also a projected final 12th volume. Some part versions of vol. 10 did however survive in the home library of one of the contributors, and was published as a reprint in Munich in 1991. The present set is a complete original of the first and only edition. Literaturnaya entsiklopediya is an invaluable work of reference information and remains a scholarly resource. Many leading scholars of the period participated; Asmus, Poppe, Sergievskii, Timofeev, Fomin, Shor, and many others. The edition contains more than 10,000 entries. Since the encyclopedia was published only once it soon became a bibliographical rarity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald,, 1929. Octavo. Recent dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 7 hand coloured illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, using the pochoir process. Browning to half-title, small worm-hole to the top of the first twelve pages otherwise a clean copy in excellent condition. Limited Edition of 535 numbered copies of which this is number 417. Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis's Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer's real genius was in advertising art; he produced seminal posters for the London Transport Board and for the Great Western Railway, as well as book jackets and illustrations.

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        John Jacob Astor, Landlord of New York (with laid in Astor signature)

      Philadelphia: Lippincott Co, 1929. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, 296pp, index, 16 illustrations book with no dust jacket. Book on John Jacob Astor contents include 6 sections: A Venture in Flutes; The Forest Runner; Fur and Tea; An Apostle of Empire; The First Trust; The Land Lord of New York.The value on this item is the old signed paper originally tipped and glue has dried with paper now laid in, probably the end of a letter closing and signed John Jacob Astor. A nice clean John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) signature uncommon in the market these days. John Jacob Astor,  (1763-1848) born Waldorf, Germany, lived New York, N.Y.), fur magnate and founder of a renowned family of Anglo-American capitalists, business leaders, and philanthropists. His American Fur Company is considered the first American business monopoly.Astor started a fur-goods shop in New York City about 1786 after learning about the fur trade while aboard the ship that took him to the U.S. Benefitting from the Jay Treaty between England and the U.S. (1794) that opened up new markets in Canada and the Great Lakes region, and from shrewd dealings with Indian tribes, he had by 1800 amassed $250,000 and become the leading figure in the fur trade. Given permission to trade in ports monopolized by the British East India Company, he made lucrative fur transactions in China (1800-17), but his plan to establish a network of fur-trading posts around Astoria (now in Oregon) failed when the British captured the post during the War of 1812.At the same time, however, Astor invested in New York City real estate that became the foundation of the family fortune. His son, William Backhouse Astor (1792-1875), greatly expanded the family real-estate holdings, building more than 700 stores and dwellings in New York City. The wealthiest person in the U.S. at the time of his death, the senior Astor bequeathed $400,000 for the founding of a public library, the Astor Library, in New York City, which was consolidated with others as the New York Public Library in 1895. quoted from Encyclopædia Britannica online.

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        Im Westen nichts Neues. [Signiertes Widmungsexemplar / Signed and Inscribed].

      Propyläen Verlag,, Berlin, 1929 - 626.-650. Tausend. Berlin, Propyläen Verlag, 1929. 8°. 287 (2) Seiten. Hardcover - Moderne, dekorative Halblederausgabe mit Buntpapierbezug. Sehr guter Zustand mit wunderbarer Widmung von Remarque: "Für Vladimir Vissou - mit allen guten Wünschen. New York, 25.Februar 1940 - Erich Maria Remarque". Widmungsexemplare von Remarque sind von grosser Seltenheit. / Remarque signed and inscribed this later edition of his masterpiece in his exile in New York. Signed and inscribed books by Remarque are extremly scarce. Sprache: Deutsch Sehr guter Zustand mit wunderbarer Widmung von Remarque: "Für Vladimir Vissou - mit allen guten Wünschen. New York, 25.Februar 1940 - Erich Maria Remarque". Widmungsexemplare von Remarque sind von grosser Seltenheit. / Remarque signed and inscribed this later edition of his masterpiece in his exile in New York. Signed and inscribed books by Remarque are extremly scarce. Hardcover - Moderne, dekorative Halblederausgabe mit Buntpapierbezug. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Signed Photograph

      1929. SOUSA, John Philip. Signed Photograph. A vintage 8-inch by 10-inch sepia photograph of America's most famous bandmaster. Signed presentation from Sousa: "To Mr. John C. Carr from John Philip Sousa, 1929." Sousa (1854-1932) was bandmaster of the U.S. Marine Band and composer of "The Stars And Stripes Forever," "Washington Post March," and many other musical scores and marches. Sousa, who invented the sousaphone, used to perform at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Handsomely matted and framed. Few clean tears into photograph, not affecting the inscription. $675.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Voyage au Congo suivi du Retour du Tchad et illustré de soixante-quatre photographies inédites de Marc Allégret

      Paris: Gallimard, (1929). Contemporary calf, gilt, by Millioud, original wrappers and spine preserved. 13 inches x 10 inches. Slight wear to extremities, endpapers foxed. One of 1500 copies on Arches paper, this not numbered, but initialed by Gide in place of a number. With a long presentation inscription from Gide to Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias. It was at Gide's suggestion that Covarrubias began writing his masterpiece "Island of Bali"

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        KIF (First American Edition, Superb Publisher's File Copy)

      New York: Appleton, 1929. DAVIOT, GORDON (TEY, JOSEPHINE) [Pseudos. Of Elizabeth Macintosh). KIF. NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1929. A Fine, unrubbed and probably unread, copy in a slightly chipped but otherwise only lightly used Original Dust Jacket. This is the Appleton-Century File copy, so stamped and hand-numbered on the front free endpaper. As nice a copy of her first book in first edition as one is likely to find. Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), using the nom de plume Josephine Tey, 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. This first novel, KIF, is the story of a WW1 veteran's descent into petty street crime and eventually turning up as the lead suspect in a murder. . First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good to Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Marion Isle

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1929. Octavo. Original pale blue cloth, titles to spine and front decoration. With the dust jacket designed by Frank Peers. Spine slightly rolled, edges lightly foxed. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, short closed tear to front flap, and some minor nicks and chips to edges. First US edition, first printing. The book was first published posthumously in the UK earlier the same year. From the library of Roger Allen, the founder and secretary of the Rider Haggard Society, with his ownership signature to the front pastedown.

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        To Far Western Alaska for Big Game

      London: Rowland Ward, 1929. First . Hardcover. Fine/VG+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 232 pp, ill. Pull out rear pocket map. Two trips to Alaska for big game, especially good on sheep and bear. A fine, bright copy in the scarce vg+ dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Pathfinders: The Progress of Colored Graduate Nurses with Biographies of Many Prominent Nurses (Illustrated)

      (New York): Kay Printing House. (1929). First. First edition. 240pp., illustrated from photographs. Modest wear to the corners and the spine ends, a very good or better copy, almost certainly issued without a dustwrapper. Compilation by an African-American nurse who was the Assistant Superintendent at the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Seventy-Five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and After the Admission of the state to the Union

      John Howell, San Francisco 1929 - Quarto. tan cloth spine with printed paper label, light green boards, map end papers. Illustrated with numerous plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc., folding facsimile of the California Star, March 15, 1848 (1st Local mention of gold discovery). This edition extra-illustrated with 20 additional items (original letters, notes, etc. -not facsimiles), as listed on typed table. One of 55 copies, extra-illustrated with additional material, signed by the editor and the publisher. Superb edition of the work first published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California. Including textual additions and numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. The deluxe El Dorado issue contains: a page from the author's manuscript, Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906, the day of the San Francisco earthquake and fire; a letter and envelope of the "fifties"; Cancelled stock certificate of the famous "Yellow Jacket Silver Mining co." 188; leaf from San Francisco Directory of 1856; Cancelled cheques bearing the signatures of James. G. Fair and John MacKay who, with Flood and O'Brien, were members of the famous "bonanza firm"; plus numerous other items, many original, documenting California's early history. [Adams Herd 659.Cowan p.160. Graff 1010. Howes D136. Zamorano Eighty #27]. Spine and label lightly browned, label with one small spot, spine very lightly bubbled, covers a tad dust soiled, browning offset on end papers from fixed inserts, albeit a fine copy One of 55 copies, extra-illustrated with additional material, signed by the editor and the publisher [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Chasse au Snark: une Agonie en Huit Crises [The Hunting of the Snark]

      Chapelle-Réanville - Eure: Hours Press, 1929. First French edition of Carroll's nonsense poem, translated by the surrealist Louis Aragon and published by Nancy Cunard's avant garde Hours Press in an edition of 360 SIGNED by the translator, of which this is number 72. Oversized hardcover, red boards, black titling. Worn, edges chipped, small stains; small bookplate inside front cover; spine replaced. Text clean; [6], 29 pages + colophon.. Signed by the Translator. First French Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8¾" by 12".

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        Beethoven the Creator

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1929. Translated by Ernest Newman. 2 volumes, quarto. Original buff cloth, printed paper labels to spines, fore edge uncut, spare labels tipped-in at rear. With the paper dust jacket to Vol. II. Boards and contents lightly foxed, front hinges cracked but holding. A very good set, with the scarce jacket, that is partially defective, chipped and torn. First edition, signed limited issue. One of 55 copies printed on Van Gelder paper and signed by Romain Rolland. It was first published in French the preceding year, under the title Beethoven: les grandes époques créatrices. Scarce with the paper jacket. Rolland (1866?-1944) was a French writer and art historian who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Photo Album]: Southern California Photos including the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Opening Ceremony

      [Circa 1929-1932]. Large oblong quarto. String-tied flexible black buckram album. There are several blank pages in the second half of the album, occasional chipping and wear to the brittle pages, some leaves and photos detaxched, overall very good or better. Most of the photographs are pasted to the black paper leaves. Overall near fine. The album contains 175 black and white photographs (most 3" x 5"), circa 1929-32 (with a few earlier WWI images). Most are dated, and many are captioned. It contains images captured at Southern California beaches, Catalina, Santa Monica, Palm Springs, Griffith Park, and other locations, as well as some vacation photos from Washington State, Oregon, and Chicago. Perhaps most notably it includes 21 images from the the opening ceremony for the 1932 Olympic Games held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. .

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        Team First

      Appleton 1929 - A very rare 1929 first edition in dust jacket, of this important work of baseball fiction. There is no copy of this book listed for sale on ABE, with or without a dust jacket. An expert estimates that Appleton published less than 1,000 copies of each of these titles, which would account for its rarity. This copy is in fine condition, in a very good dust jacket which still has the original price of $1.75 on the front flap. A few small pieces of tape on the inside of the jacket but not visible on the outside. Silvers also wrote the Dick Arnold series and was dean of men at Rutgers. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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