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        In African Game Tracks

      London: HF&G Witherby, 1929. First. Hardcover. VG+. 320 ppp, ill. Wanderings with a rifle through Eastern Africa. Much on elephants & other big game and along chapter on hunting in Mozambique. VG+. A great book to read, and one of the best on Mozambique.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Poems 1892–1929

      London: privately printed at The Fanfare Press,, 1929. Quarto (250 x 165 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in white full pigskin, titles to spine and front board gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, twin rules gilt to turn-ins, red endpapers. Housed in a black cloth slipcase. Boards faintly finger-marked, light spotting to fore and bottom edges of text block, the occasional spot to contents. An excellent copy in a slightly shelf-worn slipcase. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Loelia Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster, "Loelia from Maurice. With best wishes, 1930" (front flyleaf). First edition, first printing, limited to 50 numbered copies, this one being indistinctly numbered. With an original photograph of Baring at his desk, signed by him, and mounted in place of a frontispiece. One of the Bright Young Things, Loelia became the third wife of Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, in 1930. Their unhappy marriage was dissolved in 1947 - the Duke's affair with Coco Chanel "overlapped" with his marriage. The Duchess later married the explorer Sir Martin Lindsay. Her memoirs were published in 1961. With Loelia's engraved bookplate, featuring St James Palace, where she spent part of her childhood. From the library of auctioneer and historian Anthony Hobson (1921?-2014), with his bookplate on the front pastedown, beneath Grosvenor's.

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        Golf and Country Clubs

      New York: William Helburn, Inc, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. 51 p. with 157 plates of black & white photographs and plans. First edition, first printing. About Very Good condition. Clean pages. Stain on front cover along bottom edge. Corners bumped. Gift inscription on paste down, bookplate on ffep. Tear in rear endpaper. Blue cloth worn at head and tail (color possibly corrected there) and worn along edge of spine and fore edge. A solid copy of a scarce work documenting the architecture and interiors of 1920s American country and golf clubs.

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        A High Wind In Jamaica (With The Scarce Wraparound Promotional Band)

      The First UK printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1929.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little spotting to the text block and fading of the topstain, otherwise a very sharp copy which is free from markings,erasures and inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Correctly priced at 7s mark at the lower rear spine fold and a little edge wear at the upper spine.A hint of toning to the spine but less so than usually encountered.The scarce 'Choice of the Book Society' promotional wraparound BAND is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ condition.Some small tape repairs to the verso of the band which do not show through to the front.One closed tear to the upper spine section of the band.Slight toning of the spine section of the band.The wrapper design and band look very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.A very sharp copy and scarce to find with such attributes.Described by Rebecca West as 'a hot draught of mad,primal fantasy and poetry', 'A High Wind In Jamaica' is one of the best novels about childhood ever written. Published in America as 'The Innocent Voyage'. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Elia and The Last Essays of Elia.

      The Gregynog Press 1929-1930, Newton - Two volumes. 2 wood engraved frontispieces and 27 wood engraved headpieces adapted from contemporary prints by H.W. Bray. No. 56 of 285 copies. Printed in Baskerville type on Japanese vellum. 8vo., bound in full grey buckram with gilt lettering on spine. Extremely good copy. A collection of essays by Lamb who is the Elia of the title. They were personal and conversational and were a huge hit in the 1820s when they appeared in The London Magazine. Booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson,Jr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALBUM CON 296 TARJETAS POSTALES. 38x24, 37 cartulinas (1 suelta) con 4 postales en cada cara (alguna pestaña rota).

      - .- - Paisajes, Poitiers, barcos, militar, el 2 de mayo, el desierto, exposición internacional de Barcelona 1929, cuadros del Museo del Prado y otros museos, retratos, escultura, etc.

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        Sybil Thorndike.

      London; Thornton Butterworth. 1929 - First edition. Large 8vo. Publisher's tremendously flashy orange and red cloth titled in black (using a bizarre pseudo Spartan typeface) to spine and front boards. A fine copy in a very good example indeed of the dustwrapper with some light marginal wear and a little scuffing and some tiny creases here and there, there is also a narrow strip of tape reinforcement to the head of the spine panel. Inscribed by Sybil Thorndike to the front flyleaf in 1937. A very handsome copy of the approved account of the life of one the grande dames of British drama. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Sixteenth. Being a Record of the 16th Battalion AIF, during the Great War, 1914-1918. With Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash .

      Perth, History Committee of the 16th Battalion Association, 1929 - Octavo, x (last blank), 274 pages with 5 maps and 42 illustrations (many after photographs) plus 5 plates (including 3 folding panoramas). Buckram a little mottled, with the spine sunned and a little marked, with a short tear near the centre of the front hinge expertly closed; inconspicuous small light tidemark to the top corner tips of both covers and the last fifteen leaves; tiny hole to the leading margin of one leaf (presumably a paper flaw); 1944 gift inscription on the front flyleaf; essentially a very good copy, keenly priced. Dornbusch 324; Fielding and O'Neill, page 227; Trigellis-Smith 219. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Cup of Gold

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. One of 1537 copies of this first edition with "First Published, August, 1929" on copyright page, the McBride colophon on the last page and a blue top edge. Yellow boards with black imprint have soiling, bumped corners, and sunned spine. Rough-trimmed fore edge. Light soil on endpapers and a few pages. A Life of Henry Morgan, Buccaneer With Occasional Reference to History. Steinbeck's first novel. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 269 pp .

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        The Brook Kerith. A Syrian Story with twelve engravings by Stephen Gooden

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1929. With the full set of 12 signed proofs. Extremely rare.. First illustrated Edition. No.251 of 375 copies, signed by Moore and Gooden. 12 original copper engravings (nine full-page). Tall 8vo, original full vellum, gilt lettering on spine, unopend and untrimmed, in the original card slipcase. Few dark spots on the vellum and slipcase rather worn but otherwise a very good, crisp copy. Together with: A set of 12 proof copper engraved plates in a portfolio signed and dated 1927 and 1928 by Gooden on each plate. Large folio, in the original brown buckram portfolio lettered in gilt on the upper cover. All in fine condition. In 1913 the important Irish author George Moore (1852-1933) journeyed to Jerusalem to research background for his novel The Brook Kerith. This book is based on the supposition that a non-divine Christ did not die on the cross but was nursed back to health and eventually travelled to India to learn wisdom which obviously embroiled Moore in considerable controversy." Moore importance was huge. According to Richard Ellmann he heavily influenced Joyce and is often referred to as the first great modern Irish novelist. Obviously of the greatest rarity and in extremely good condition.

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        Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson. An Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue. With an Original Etching by Mr. Benson and Reproductions of All the Plates. Compiled and Arranged by Adam E. M. Paff. Volume Four

      Small folio. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Small folio. xxii, [100]pp. Original gray boards, front cover lettered in black, backed in rough beige linen, printed paper spine label. Near fine. Original signed etching of "Flying Pintail" as frontispiece, with tissue guard; 62 reproductions of etchings and drypoints. Spine label a bit rubbed; a few spots on front cover; a near-fine copy. First Edition of the fourth and final volume in the catalogue raisonne issued by Paff between 1917 and 1929; # 28 of an edition of 600 numbered copies. (A supplementary volume was added in 1959.) Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was already well established as one of America's leading artists when he took up etching in 1912, and his popular success in that medium was immediate and longlasting. He specialized in game birds, with occasional portraits of duckhunters.

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        The Sun Also Rises

      Scribners 1929 - A very good early printing (1929, ninth printing) inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on the front free endpaper. In a very good original dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GÎZA (GIZA) I - XII: Bericht uber die von der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien auf gemeinsame Kosten mit Dr. Wilhelm Pelizaeus unternommenen Grabungen auf dem Friedhof des Alten Reiches bei den Pyramiden von Gîza (Giza). Twelve Volumes

      Wein, Leipzig:: Holder-Pichler-Tempsky / Rudolf M. Rohrer,, 1929. First Edition. Near Fine. TWELVE VOLUMES. Complete Set. dated 1929 -1955. Bands I-VII published by Holder-Pichler-Tempsky. Bands VIII- XII published by Rudolf M. Rohrer. Twelve Near Fine First Edition First Printings bound in black buckram cloth with gilt lettering spines and front covers with original wrappers bound-in. Original wrappers missing Band I. Not ex library. No complete sets have been reported at auction over the last 35+ years. Scarce.

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        Catalogue of Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate and Decorations and Orders 

      London: Country Life, 1929. First edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (32 x 29cm). Unpaginated. Prelims and description of 880 exhibits, Index. 81 b/w photographic illusts of 880 exhibits, printed to one side only on coated calendar paper. Half vellum over blue cloth, gilt, trifle marked. Top edge gilt. Others [of the textblock] uncut [the Plates being cut and finished straight]. Marbled endpapers. Dealer's marks in pencil, including a price to the title page. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm square. A handsome, Near Fine copy. An exhibition held at 25 Park Lane, London, in 1929. Uncommon. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      George .G. Harrap & Co Ltd 1929, London, Bombay and Sydney - 232 pp., Illustrated with several colour plates. TEG. Really lovely binding with beautifully designed cover illustration executed with gilt lines and onlaid leather. Minor fading to leather, pen prize inscription on ffep, some slight tanning and foxing to prelims, but wonderfully clean otherwise.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        In African Game Tracks

      HF&G Witherby, London 1929 - 320 ppp, ill. Wanderings with a rifle through Eastern Africa. Much on elephants & other big game and along chapter on hunting in Mozambique. VG+. A great book to read, and one of the best on Mozambique. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Études sur la neurogenèse de quelques vertébrés.

      Madrid 1929 - Ramon y Cajal, Santiago (1852-1934). Études sur la neurogenèse de quelques vertébrés. xii, 393pp. Text illustrations. Madrid: n.p., 1929. 251 x 173 mm. Library buckram. Very good. First Edition in Book Form. "[Cajal’s] work on the development of various nervous structures, published intermittently over a long period, was collected and translated into French as Études sur la neurogenèse de quelques vertébrés (1929)" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The 19 papers included here, originally published between 1890 and 1925, cover aspects of embryonic nerve cell development, neurogenesis of the cerebral cortex, development of retinal and sensory nerves, etc. Cajal updated several of the papers to include information on more recent developments. Cajal, Recollections of My Life (1937), p. 607. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chryso: Jeux d'Ombres - Wallpaper Special Line [ORIGINAL COLOR-SCREEN PRINTING WITH OVER-PRINTING]

      Renova, Paris 1929 - Folio (17 x 18 1/2"). Unpaginated. [130] leaves. Original 3/4 bolted cloth over decorative paper covered boards, with embossed lettering and logo on front cover. Striking catalog containing 130 wallpaper samples (including 22 with frieses) showing some of the finest examples of French Art Deco. The samples introduce us to the 1929 collection of Renova, a Paris-based French wallpaper company. They feature bold design patterns (mainly flowery and geometric patterns) with strong vibrant colors (dark green, burgundy, purple, red, yellow, pink, and orange hues). The samples have been color-screen printed, and contain intricate ornaments professionally over-printed ofetn in gold and silver. They measure 16 1/2 x 16 3/4", and have printed captions at verso. Moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Covers somewhat darkened along edges. Title age-toned and slightly darkened along margin. Faint foxing and minor and sporadic smudges to the very first leaves. Text (on inside of front cover) and captions in French. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Madonna of the Peach-Tree

      Verona: John Holroyd-Reece. Officina Bodoni, 1929 In contemporary orange cloth, peach to front cover faded slightly. Spine, faded, gilt title to brown label. Internally, half title, [5], 6-106 pp, [1], [1] colophon, an edition limited to 120 hand printed printed copies for Holroyd-Reece by Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977) who moved his press to Verona in 1927 from Switzerland. Printed for Ethel and Philip Snowden (1864-1937) with her bookplate (Viscountess Snowden 1881-1951) who was a socialist, suffragist & peace campaigner. He was an important figure in the early Labour Party. Per WorldCat, 1 copy only in UK - Oxford Uni.

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        Art and Manufacture

      London: Printed by the Fanfare Press for the New Handworkers' Gallery, 1929. One of only 60 copies signed by Gill. One of only 60 special copies, signed by Gill (this no.35). Two wood engravings, after designs by Eric Gill - the blocks were cut by John Beedham and touched up by Gill. Pp. 20, paginated to p.56 as this was the fourth title in the series of Handworkers' pamphlet (the first three were printed at the St. Dominic's Press). 8vo., original folded blue wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover. Extremely good, fresh copy. Here are Gill's thoughts, eloquently put, on what is Art and what it is for. "The artist is a man who makes things - that is his proper function". He states that "All men who make things are artists...all workmen were artist..this is not so today..The majority of men today do not make things. They only do things. They only do what they are told...They are mere puppets...." The two wood engravings are puppet images of people merely doing things...

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        The Story of Doctor Manente. Being the Tenth and Last Story from the Suppers of A F Grazzini. Signed Copy

      Florence G. Orioli 1929. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Sunning to spine. Bookplate on pastedown. Top edge uncut Limited Edition 18 / 200 Paper covered hardback cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xxiv, 119pp. Frontis portrait of Grazzini. Signed by DH Lawrence on limitation page.

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      Paris: Plon, 1929. Fine. Plon, Paris 1929, 13x20cm, broché. - First edition, one of 150 copies literati off trade Alfa paper and reserved to the press service. Signed autograph of the author (Robert) Garric "... BSON slanderer and his friend ..." spine slightly insolated, a split then reattached Length joints. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 150 exemplaires lettrés hors commerce sur alfa et réservés au service de presse . Envoi autographe signé de Georges Bernanos à (Robert) Garric : "... bson diffamateur et son ami..." Dos légèrement insolé, un mors fendu puis recollé en pied.

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        The Story of Doctor Manente Being the Tenth and Last Story from the Suppers of A F Grazzini Signed Copy

      Florence: G. Orioli. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Sunning to spine. Bookplate on pastedown. Top edge uncut. 1929. Limited Edition 18 / 200. Paper covered hardback cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xxiv, 119pp. Frontis portrait of Grazzini. Signed by DH Lawrence on limitation page. .

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      London, Bombay, Sydney: George G. Harrap & Company, 1929. First Trade Edition n. Hardcover. 257 x 197 mm (10 1/8 x 7 3/4"). 231, [1] pp. First Trade Edition. APPEALING PUBLISHER'S SPECIAL GRAY PERSIAN MOROCCO, UPPER COVER WITH MULTI-COLOR PICTORIAL MOROCCO INLAYS reproducing the illustration "An Epitaph for my Wife," flat spine with gilt titling, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With 35 illustrations by Rackham comprised of 12 COLOR PLATES, an additional five full-page black and white line drawings, one title vignette in red, and 17 black and white drawings in the text. Front free endpaper with neatly inked contemporary gift inscription. Latimore and Haskell, p. 65; Riall, p. 170. Slight uniform sunning to the spine, boards with a hint of splaying, title with very faint mottled foxing, other trivial imperfections, but still a very pleasing copy, the binding unworn and lustrous, and the volume clean and fresh inside and out. This is one of the uncommon copies of the Rackham-illustrated "Vicar" in the publisher's special binding, which was issued simultaneously with the limited edition of 775 copies bound in vellum and the trade edition in cloth. The bindery is unknown, but it was likely Bayntun, which made inlaid pictorial bindings a specialty during the 1920s through mid-1930s. Written in 1761-62 but not published until four years later, "The Vicar of Wakefield" was said to have been rescued from some of Goldsmith's unpublished manuscripts by Dr. Johnson, who thus saved the penniless author from imprisonment by selling it to a publisher for £60. Considered to be the masterpiece of the middle-class domestic novel, the "Vicar" has never gone out of style because its whimsically delineated characters have a delightful simplicity that somehow insulates them against ultimate misfortune, and the innocent and virtuous are rewarded, as they should be, in the end. The total number of volumes of the present edition that featured our special pictorial binding is unknown, but it cannot be a great many.

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        The Horse of the Desert With an Introduction by Major General James G Harbord and Henry Fairfield Osborn

      New York, NY: The Derrydale Press, 1929., 1929. FINELY BOUND LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Large Quarto. pp. xxviii, 218. With 156 illustrations from photographs and paintings, 4 of which are in colour and 2 are maps, one folding. Limited to 750 copies. In recent full black morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt horse motifs to spine; gilt rule to boards; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; marbled end papers. Original gilt entitled and decorated blue cloth upper bound in at rear. Very light even browning throughout, otherwise a sumpteous copy. A volume dedicated to the furtherence of knowledge concerning the Arabian cavalry horse, with a view to improving bloodlines in the United States.

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        Engravings by Eric Gill. A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological Listof Engravings and a Preface by the Artist

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. 148 Gill engravings printed from the original blocks and plates. No. 101 of 480 copies. 148 engravings by Eric Gill printed from the original blocks or copper plates, printed on rectos only. Folio, original black cloth with burin device by Gill on upper cover in gilt, gilt lettering on spine. Some sight rubbing to the cloth particularly at very edges and the lettering on the spine, signs of very good repair to parts of the joints, barely perceptible, a little light spotting as usual, generally a good copy. With the 4 page prospectus inserted loose with Gill's engraving of The Skaters printed from the original plate.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Petersfield, Hants, January 25, 1929. 2pp. on one sheet. 9 Whitehouse Terrace, Edinburgh stationary, but actually sent from Petersfield. A fascinating two-page letter to "Mr. Burdett," Osbert Burdett (1885-1936) English author, saying, "I telephoned to Fr. Gray [John Gray] you were pleased to have had "The Long Road" and he was both pleased and surprised- 'greatly interested.' All Blake readers should be beholden to you. I will re-read Yeats: some I saw in the Mercury, some in an American periodical. He was of course much attached to Mabel [Aubrey Beardsley's sister]. Thank you again, Yours Sincerely, Andre S. Raffalovich, Jan 25, 1929. In 1894, Raffalovich started to contribute on the subject of homosexuality (unisexualité, as he called it) to the Archives de l'Anthropologie Criminelle, a prestigious revue founded in Lyon by Alexandre Lacassagne, a pioneer criminologist and professor of forensic medicine. He soon became recognized as an expert in the field, engaging in correspondence with other researchers throughout Europe. In 1896, under the influence of John Gray, Raffalovich embraced Catholicism and joined the tertiary order of the Dominicans as Brother Sebastian. Raffalovich letters are extremely scarce, and this one packs a lot of familiar names in two pages.

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        The Secret Service Man

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1929., 1929. First Edition. Octavo. pp. 320. In publisher's orange cloth with black titles to upper board and spine. With original dust jacket in yellow featuring suited man holding a telephone being molested by large monstrous green hands. Exuberant titles in red, white and blue. A few very minor chips to jacket edges, otherwise a near-fine crisp and bright copy of this British thriller classic.

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        Une nuit dans la forêt.

      - Une nuit dans la forêt. Premier fragment d'une autobiographie. Lausanne, Au Verseau, 1929, in-4, br., couv. rempl., 52 pp. (GJ34A*) Édition originale. Illustré de trois eaux-fortes de Charles CLÉMENT. Ce livre, écrit en 1927, publié en 1929, dont Cendrars avait déjà noté dès 1925-26 le titre et le plan : Une nuit dans la forêt : nuit vénérienne, forêt de sombres désirs est le premier fragment de son autobiographie et un témoignage essentiel sur la passion de Cendrars pour la forêt brésilienne. Il y a fait cinq voyages annuels de 1924 à 1927, puis en 1929. On retrouvera le Brésil dans Une nuit dans la forêt (1929), Histoires vraies (1937), La Vie dangereuse (1938), D'Oultremer à Indigo (1940), et dans d'autres titres parus après la guerre, L'Homme foudroyé (1945), Bourlinguer (1948), Le Lotissement du ciel (1948), Trop, c'est trop (1957). Un des exemplaires sur papier d'Auvergne. "Dépouiller le vieil homme pour retrouver la vie, c'est ce que nous voyons Cendrars faire lui-même dans Une nuit dans la forêt, l'un de ses livres les plus pathétiques, publié également en 1929, en édition de luxe, à tirage très limité, puisqu'il n'y en eut que 500 exemplaires, ce qui explique le fait que peu de personnes aient lu ce "premier fragment d'une autobiographie" qui est un ouvrage capital pour bien le connaître." (Lévesque. Blaise Cendrars. NCR, 1947, Une nuit dans la forêt, p. 71). Ex-libris Boek Dan. Rousseurs éparses.

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      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. No. 4 of only 50 sets. 1 vols. Plate size 13-1/4 x 17 inches. Matted, framed, and glazed. No. 4 of only 50 sets. 1 vols. Plate size 13-1/4 x 17 inches. "It has been said that in Ireland the inevitable never happens, and the impossible invariably occurs." Edith ?'none Somerville (1858-1949), with her cousin Violet Martin (1862-1915), embarked on a notable women's literary collaboration and wrote under the name of Somerville & Ross. Their series of admirable tales of Irish life, some humorous, some tragic, captures the flavor of rural life and everywhere demonstrates their sensitivity to distinctively Irish turns of phrase. Among their best-loved stories are the three books narrating incidents in the life of Major Sinclair Yeates, Resident Magistrate at Skebawn. Published between 1899 and 1915, the Irish R.M. stories are filled with humor, sport, and deftly observed, colorful character sketches. Somerville's cousin died suddenly in 1915; Somerville participated in a number of seances with medium Jem Barlow in 1916, and by the end of 1916, Somerville had resumed writing. She thereafter maintained that she was in constant communication with Violet's spirit. Somerville was also an accomplished illustrator, and in the late 1920s Eugene V. Connett, 3d, proprietor of the Derrydale Press, persuaded her to produce these illustrations from the Irish R.M. books. The limitation states 50 sets, but perhaps only 30 sets were in fact colored and signed. Plate I: A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE. "Music, even, was not wanting to our progress, and old Flynn, bleating shrilly upon his horn to the hounds below, became idyllic." From Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. Plate II: OCCASIONAL LICENCES. "'Every one'll say I told Slipper to open the gate', said Flurry, grinning." An amusing steeplechase from Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. Plate III: PUT DOWN ONE AND CARRY TWO. "I seemed to myself merely an imbecile, sitting in the heavy rain, staring at a stone wall." From In Mr. Knox's Country. Plate IV: THE COMTE DE PRALINES. "The Comte de Pralines, standing knee-deep in baying hounds ... Miss McCrory squealed 'Yoicks'!" From In Mr. Knox's Country. PRODUCED IN A VERY SMALL LIMITATION, THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING PRINTS SERIES. Ordeman pp. 49-50 "now among the most highly valued of the Derrydale prints"; Hudson p. 64

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        4. Westdeutsche Gastwirtsmesse Köln 12. bis 20. Oktober. Offset Druck.

      Kölner Görres-Haus G.m.b.H., 1929.. Original-Plakat. 62 x 83,5 cm groß.. Sehr schön erhalten.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 30. IV. 1929.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.. An den Direktor der Staatsoper Berlin, Franz Ludwig Hoerth (1883-1934), mit Dank für die Einladung zum Konzert am 3. Mai: "Leider bin ich nicht in der Lage, ihr Folge zu leisten. Ich sage 'leider', weil es mir natürlich große Freude gemacht hätte, ein Werk von mir wieder einmal in ihrem herrlichen Opernhaus - und von einem so wunderbaren Orchester - und von meinem lieben Kleiber aufgeführt zu hören. Aber daß gerade er es macht, ist mir eine Gewähr, daß die Aufführung auch ganz in meinem Sinne geschieht, wenn ich auch nicht bei den Proben dabei gewesen bin [ ]". - Erich Kleiber wurde "im August 1923 zum Generalmusikdirektor der Berlin der Berliner Staatsoper berufen. [ ] Zu seinen bedeutendsten Leistungen zählen die deutsche Erstaufführung [ ] von Bergs 'Wozzeck', die den Weltruhm des Komponisten begründete (14. Dez. 1925)" (MGG VII, 1199). - Im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes compared together by that grave learned philosopher and historiographer Plutarke of Chaeronea

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1929. Five volumes. No. 544 of 1550 copies. Decorative portrait illustration for each life by T.L.Poulton printed by the Curwen Press. printed in Monotype Fournier on Arches paper. 12 x 8 ins, original brown buckram over bevelled boards, printed paper spine labels with spares on lower pastedowns, top edges gilt, others uncut. Darkened endpapers, spines slightly speckled, and vol II slightly bubbled, otherwise good. Thomas North's translation of Amyot's French version of Plutarch's Lives printed from the first edition of 1579 with the addition of 15 lives from the 3rd edition of 1603. A serious and elegant printing of a great and readable work. Booklabel of Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. in each volume.

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        Bauhaus. Vierteljahr-Zeitschrift für Gestaltung. Herausgeber Hannes Meyer. Schriftleitung: Ernst Kallai.

      Juli - September, Dessau, 1929 - III: Jahrgang, Nummer 3. Dessau, Juli - September 1929. 4°. 32 S., mit s/w. Abbildungen. Originalumschlag. Originalausgabe. Enthält neben Aufsätzen zur Gestaltung von Hans Riedel und E. Giménez Cabailero, Beiträge von Lene Schmidt-Nonne und H.F. Geist zur Kinderzeichnungen und Kunsterziehung. Seite 20-21 mit einem Aufsatz von Kallai zum Bild "Kindheit der Iris" von Paul Klee. - Mit handschriftlichem Vermerk von Hans Fehr "Kinderzeichnung u. Paul Klee" auf dem vorderen Umschlag. - Hinterer Umschlag stark fleckig. Vorderumschlag angestaubt. Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Mamba's Daughters [Signed]

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, Dust Jacket Condition: very good, First printing. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (light rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, tiny chip to the spine label's top edge), in a Very Good dust jacket (some expected sunning to the spine panel, minor chipping to the spine ends and panel corners, larger chip to the rear panel's upper edge with a closed tear extending below the chip, tiny closed tear to the front panel's bottom edge, closed tear at the bottom where the spine and front panels meet), SIGNED BY DU BOSE HEYWARD on the title page "DuBose". In his 1925 Novel "Porgy", set in Charleston, South Carolina's "Catfish Row", Heyward portrayed the life of black Americans with a sympathetic eye. Reacting to Heyward's work, Langston Hughes described him as one who saw "with his white eyes, wonderful, poetic qualities in the inhabitants of Catfish Row that makes them come alive." In "Mamba's Daughters", Heyward continued to explore black Charleston, setting the work in Catfish Row as well, and following the lives of its denizens during the early 20th Century. Charleston Magazine described the novel as "a unique perspective not only of Charleston's racial tensions, but also of the unique subculture shared by Charleston's elite whites and poorer blacks". In "Mamba's Daughters", a novel which marked a great step forward in his views on race, Heyward expressed his views more directly than he had in "Porgy", presenting the impact of black on white and white on black in Charleston's ethical, social, and economic spheres. As they did with "Porgy", Heyward and his wife Dorothy adapted the novel for a successful Play, this time starring Ethel Waters in her first straight dramatic role. With "Porgy" and "Mamba's Daughters", DuBose Heyward became a true celebrity, secured his place as one of America's most prominent southern writers, came to be considered to be one of the most important figures in the literary renaissance of the American South, and became deeply associated with social causes. Collectable copies of the book in the first edition, first printing and in the dust jacket are not at all common, and signed copies are scarcer still. A Very Good + copy of this important novel in the uncommon dust jacket, SIGNED BY DUBOSE HEYWARD. QUITE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Del teatro teatrale ossia del Teatro. Con 200 riproduzioni di apparati e bozzetti scenici.

      1929 - Roma, Tiber, 1929. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 4to (cm. 30,8); copertina originale in tela con titoli al piatto anteriore; pp. 212, (2). Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Toilers of the Hills

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed. An excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket with sunned spine and edges and a few nicks and chips to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of the novel, which was first published the previous year in the US. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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