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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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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        La joie EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      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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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

      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.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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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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        THE COMPLETE SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED PRINTS ILLUSTRATING INCIDENTS IN THE "IRISH R.M." BOOKS. Numbered and signed in pencil "E. ?. Somerville", lower right, and HAND COLORED BY SOMERVILLE HERSELF

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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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).

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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.

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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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        Eros im Zuchthaus

      1929. HEARTFIELD, John. Eros im Zuchthaus. Eine Beleuchtung der Geschlechtsnot der Gefangenen, bearbeitet auf der Grundlage von Eigenerlebnissen, Beobachtungen und Mitteilungen in achtjähriger Haft. By Karl Plaettner. 225 pp. 8vo., 232 x 150 mm, bound in original photographic wrappers designed by John Heartfield. Berlin: Mopr-Vlg, 1929. |~||~||~||~| An exceptional copy of one of Heartfield's rarest and most daring covers, in a remarkable state of preservation. Perhaps because of the erotic subject matter this seems to be one of the hardest Heartfield covers to obtain. This copy with an early owner's signature dated 16.4.29 on the title-page. Not in Siepmann.

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        Mamba's Daughters [Signed]

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 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.

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        Formulario Humorístico de Medicina. Con una semblanza del autor por Pedro Muñoz Seca

      Madrid, Diana Artes Gráficas, 1929. 4to.menor; 76 pp. y una lámina retrato-caricatura. Cubiertas originales de Coronado.

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        Mío Cid Campeador Hazaña

      Madrid, Compañía Ibero - Americana de Publicaciones, 1929. 4to.; 433 pp. Con ilustraciones entre el texto y en siete láminas aparte, en color, de Santiago Ontañón (1903-1989). Primera edición. Cubiertas originales.

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        Trout Fishing from All Angles

      London: Seeley, Service &Co, 1929. First Edition, no. 47 of 375 copies, signed by the author. With 250 tipped-in half-tone illustrations from photographs. With 30 hand-tied flies in mount on lower pastedown. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full blue morocco gilt, spine gilt, with arms of Lonsdale Library on upper board, t.e.g. From the library of Col. Henry Siegel with his bookplate. Very fine. First Edition, no. 47 of 375 copies, signed by the author. With 250 tipped-in half-tone illustrations from photographs. With 30 hand-tied flies in mount on lower pastedown. 1 vols. 8vo. With 30 hand-Tied Flies - Siegel Copy. Bruns T10; Litchfield 86; Bruns T10; Litchfield 86; Hampton, Modern Angling Bibliography p. 91

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        La esfinge maragata Novela

      Madrid, CIAP, 1929 [«El Libro para Todos»]. 4to.; 220 pp. Cubiertas originales fatigadas.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Cup of Gold - John Steinbeck - 1929 First Edition Hardcover

      Robert M. McBride. Hardcover. B00C0WTIK4 1929 Robert M. McBride, First Edition, 1st Printing. John Steinbeck's scarce first novel (only 1537 copies were published of the true First Edition) and only work of historical fiction. The copyright page states "First Published, August, 1929." The final page of the text (p. 269) bears the publisher's colophon. The top outer edge of the text block was originally stained blue by the publisher, however, the color of the stain has faded. Good/None. This hardcover copy has minor wear, soiling and scratching to the mustard yellow cloth boards. There is no dustjacket present. The book's original purchase price was written in pen on the top right corner of the front free endpaper. The previous owner's bookplate has been removed from the front paste down endpaper, resulting in some residue. The front are rear hinges are split and in need of minor repair, however the binding remains intact and sturdy. The text is unmarked. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. . Good. 1929-01-01.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        El General Serrano, Duque de La Torre

      Madrid, Espasa Calpe, 1929 [Vidas Españolas e Hispanoamericanas del Siglo XIX]. 4to.; 255 pp., y una lámina retrato. Cubiertas originales.

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

      Hours Press, 1929, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First French Edition, Signed by the Translator. Size: 8¾" by 12", 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.

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        THE EMPEROR OF AMERICA

      Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City 1929 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] 1-310 [311: ad] [312: blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. Novel of intrigue, fantasy and yellow peril thrills. Bleiler (1978), p. 169. Reginald 12375. Day, p. 8. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with small closed tear to upper front panel and some mild dust soiling. A lovely copy. (14181) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Horse of the Desert.

      New York, Derrydale Press, 1929. - Folio. 218 pp. Original giltstamped blue cloth. Richly illustrated throughout. Rare first edition, one of 750 copies. A good copy, privately inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Poems. Introduction by B.H. Lehman

      Slim 4to. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1929. Slim 4to, xii, 49, (1, colophon)pp. Photo portrait frontispiece of Jeffers by Ansel Adams, signed in pencil. Original grey-green cloth, paper label, backstrip faded, internally fine. Limited to 310 copies signed by Jeffers, printed at the Grabhorn Press with initials by Valenti Angelo. A rare and highly valued book, perhaps the most important volume of California poetry of the 20th century and augmented by the portrait of Jeffers by California?s greatest photographer Ansel Adams.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        TRAVEL DIARIES / JOURNALS. S.S. "Doric". S.S. "Albertic". 1929

      1929 - Album: 6"x 7-3/4" This lot includes twodiariesor journals that were kept during a "Grand Tour" trip toEurope from Canadaaboard the R.M.S. "Doric" and the S.S. "Albertic". The journals were written by Miss Anita Cronk [from Chicago?]. The first journal, begun July 12th 1929, was kept in aleather"Album", containing ~ 140 pages of mss entries. Interspersed among each days entries are photographs, postcards, telegrams, tickets, maps,menus, programs & other interesting ephemeral items that document the trip. At the rear are collected autographs & inscriptions from fellow passengers, as well as a list of hotels frequented during the trip. The second 'journal', of 40 pages written on loose S.S. "Albertic" stationery, documents the trip back home, again with associated ephemera from the trip, again, such asprograms, telegrams, tickets, photographs &menus.The first journal starts on July 12th 1929 when Miss Cronk and her friends arrive in Montreal. The ship sailed on 7 a.m. on July 13th and the next 20 pages of the journal document the eight day trip to Ireland. On Monday July 22nd the ship docked in Galway, Ireland. After spending four days in Ireland the ship left for Liverpool, England. After almost seven days in England the ship sails for Brussels. After spending a few days in France Miss Cronk and her friends take a train to Germany were they spend several days and then on to Austria, Italy and back to France. In this interesting journal Anita Cronk records the modes of travel, the hotels, the restaurants, the scenery and the people that she meets and also documents the travels with photographs and postcards and other numerous types of ephemera that are pasted into the album. The second journal starts on August 19th, 1929 is written on White Star Line S.S. "Albertic" stationary anddocumentsthe trip home. Interspersed among the pages are several "programs" documenting the activitiesaboardthe ship. There are also some photographs, tickets and menus. Also included with the two journals is the R.M.S. "Doric" passenger list that also includes a map of the journey. An interesting accounting from this young lady's shipboard activities & continental travel, just before the advent of the crippling 1929 Depression which would severely curtail the number of such journeys. Album's leather spine perished, with covers detached. Poor binding. Text & ephemera - Very Good. "Albertic" stationery - signs of use. Holes from prior attachment. Overall, Very Good. Album a commercial aligator leatherette style [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SELECTED POEMS Lyrical and Narrative

      London: Macmillan. 1929. First edition. Publisher's original dark blue cloth with blind stamped design to the upper board and gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Vignette portrait of the author to the title page, as issued. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps, a couple of small foxing spots to the text block edge. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked to extremities and slightly darkened to the spine. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap). An excellent example. 1500 copies printed. (Wade, 165). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        THE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI OF FLORENCE COMMONLY CALLED THE DIVINE COMEDY. [with] ANDERSON, MELVILLE BEST. THE FLORENCE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash, 1929. No. 128 OF 250 COPIES n. Hardcover. The Finest American Edition of Dante. 356 x 235 mm (14 x 9 1/4"). Four volumes. Translated by Melville Best Anderson. No. 128 OF 250 COPIES. Publisher's full vellum, raised bands, covers and spine compartments ruled in gilt, yapp edges. Housed in publisher's(?) ivory cloth slipcases. Printed on Van Gelder paper specially produced for Nash with his watermark. Printed in Cloister Old Style Light typeface in black with blue-green columnar rules enclosing the text and shoulder notes. O'Day, pp. 65-67; Blumenthal, pp. 97-102. One rear board with a black (scorch?) mark the size of a quarter, another with thin, three-inch curving brown stain, minor discoloration to the vellum of a third volume, but the bindings unworn and generally quite pleasing, with none of the splaying that usually plagues this work, and the text quite clean and fresh. This is a very pleasing copy of the magnum opus of printer and typographer John Henry Nash (1871-1947), issued along with a companion piece by translator and Dante scholar Melville Best Anderson (1851-1933). Nash began work on the project in 1923, inspired by his friend Aurelia Reinhardt, president of Mills College and a Dante enthusiast. She urged him to print the brilliant new translation by Anderson, Dean of the English department at Stanford University--a substantial achievement 20 years in the making that preserved the terza rima rhyme scheme of the original in a line-by-line translation. Anderson not only gave permission for Nash to use his translation, but also agreed to write an additional volume describing Florence as it was in Dante's time in order to put the "Divine Comedy" in the context of its era. After considerable work and expense, the volumes appeared to great critical and commercial success in 1929, selling briskly at $200 per set (Nash noted later that he could have sold them for $500). Printed in the recently made Cloister Light Face on Van Gelder paper, bound by the Leipzig firm of Hübel und Denck, and characterized (in Harlan's words) by "an elegance which results from the 'nice restraint' which dominated its design," the work is "one of the great monuments of American printing." Typography expert Henry L. Bullen gushed in a letter to Nash: "This Dante is a perfect work of typography, classical in design--a Cellini-like demonstration of how beautiful typography may be without the aid of other embellishing arts." The King of England purchased a copy, and the pope honored Nash with an apostolic blessing in thanks for the presentation copy he received. According to ANB, Nash's "near technical perfection . . . helped elevate fine printing to an art form."

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Proclamation... Jerusalem. September 4, 1929... by J.R. Chancellor, High Commissioner and Commander in Chief [of Palestine]

      Jerusalem: Greek Conv. Press, 1929. Crest. 21 x 16 in. Old folds, some minor spotting, two closed tears. Very good. Crest. 21 x 16 in. EMERGENCY DECREE ANNOUNCING SPECIAL POWERS FOR JUDGES. Also known as the Western Wall Uprising, a series of demonstrations against Jews praying at the Western Wall erupted into riots between 23-29 August, 1929. The violence spread from Jerusalem to other parts of the country including Tel Aviv, Safed, Haifa and Hebron. According to the Shaw report, over the course of the week, 133 Jews were killed and 198 wounded. Police lost no time in trying to halt the attacks and most of the 348 Arab casualties (including 116 deaths) resulted from police action. Trials followed quickly and Palestine's Commander in Chief, Sir John Chancellor, issued this announcement. Chancellor's primary concern was to establish "whether the disorders which commenced on the 23rd August were spontaneous or preconcerted." He also announced the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry to be led by Sir Walter Shaw. Chancellor continued: "The Secretary of State desires to make it clear that His Majesty's Government have no idea of reconsidering the British tenure of the Mandate for Palestine, and that no inquiry is contemplated which might alter the position of this country in regard to the Mandate or policy, laid down in the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and embodied in the Mandate of establishing in Palestine a national home for the Jews." In fact, the opposite proved the case. The Shaw inquiry concluded that due to the animosity and insecurity felt by Arabs - these riots were ten months in the making - restrictions on further Jewish emigrations should be imposed. The proclamation was also issued in Hebrew on the same day. Rare: OCLC locates a single copy at the Beinecke.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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