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        Original Watercolor Birds of Fiji

      VG/--. 1929. Watercolor. Francis R. Cope, Jr. author, was very interested in natural history, conservation - Woodbourne Orchards ["Donated to The Nature Conservancy in April 1956 by conservationist Francis R. Cope, Jr., this is one of the Conservancy's first preservesâ€?"and marks the start of its work in America's Keystone State nearly half a century ago."], and acquired a noted ornithology book collection that now resides at the Library Company of Philadelphia. He with his daughter Theodora Cope travelled threw out the South Pacific looking at birds including Fiji Islands in 1929-32 period. He also was a friend of Dr. Casey Wood. Several publications are inscribed to Mr. Cope. While in Fiji, he purchased these 8 original watercolors by W. J. Belcher. . For more details go to Riverowgallery.com .

      [Bookseller: Riverow Bookshop, INC ABAA]
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        Odalisque in a Tuille Skirt

      1929. Original lithograph on Chine paper. Image size: 28.5 x 30 cm. Sheet size: 42 x 51.8 cm. Edition of 50 and 10 artist's proofs. Signed and numbered in pencil lower right by Matisse. This image is also known as Hindoue à la jupe de tulle in Duthuit's raisonne of Matisse, but Alfred H. Barr classifies the woman as an Odalisque rather than a Hindu in his book Matisse, His Art and His Public.

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        Art Nonsense And Other Essays

      n.p.: Cassell & Co., Ltd. & Francis Walterson, 1929 - The first use of "Perpetua" Type designed by Gill First edition, 30 of 100 copies, signed. 8vo. With Gill woodcut on title page. x, 324, [1] pp. Maroon cloth. Fine in damaged box. Gill, Bibliography 18 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Blumenbuch

      Leipzig: Mainzer Presse, 1929. First trade edition. With 250 hand-colored woodcuts after Koch by Fritz Kredel. 3 vols. Folio. Original boards, title labels on upper covers. Near fine with light wear to spines, in original slipcases (slighty rubbed). Koch and Kredel's Masterpiece Botanical Book A superb collection of wildflower woodcuts by the noted artist and engraver Fritz Kredel, whose graver has caught perfectly the delicate beauty of Koch's original depictions. The first trade edition, preceded by a special edition of only 20 copies.

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        Blind Fireworks

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1929. Octavo. Original cream cloth, blue green spine label lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket. First edition, first impression, first issue in the cream cloth. The author's first collection, written while he was still a student at Oxford. One of 1,000 copies printed. From the publisher's archive.

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        Das Blumenbuch. 3 Bände in einem Band.

      Mainz , C. H. Kleukens, Mainzer Presse für Insel Verlag, Leipzig, 1929-1930.. Starkes grünes Originalhalbleder mit Lederecken und vergoldetem Rückentitel. Handeinband. Gelenke und Ecken etwas berieben. 4° (31 x 23 x 6,3 cm). Zu jedem Band 3 Blätter Titelei und 3 Blätter Inhaltsverzeichnis und Impressum sowie insgesamt 250 Tafeln mit den farbigen Zeichnungen, zwischengebunden einige weiße Blätter. Die Zeichnungen von Rudolf Koch, in Holz geschnitten von Fritz Kredel, handkoloriert von Emil Wöllner. Blumenbestimmungen von Hans Heil, Leipzig. Im Innenbereich nahezu tadellos und keinerlei Eintrag. Schönes Exemplar.. Eins von 1000 Exemplaren, Druck der Mainzer Presse. - Sarkowski 950 #FL1121

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        Toad of Toad Hall

      UK: Methuen. London, Methuen, 1929. Limited Edition, being one of 200 copies. Signed by both Milne and Grahame. The book is fine with a little wear, the jacket is near fine with a little staining to the rear plate, a 40mm tear to the spine with a 20mm tear, some light wear to the jacket tips and a couple of very short tears. A nice copy. . Fine. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1929.

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        The adventures of Joseph Andrews, etc. (With an introduction by George Saintsbury)

      London : Scholartis Press 1929 - Physical description; 409 p. ; 27 cm. Limited edition; signed by the illustrator. No. 42 of an edition of only 80 copies on Millbourn handmade paper. Finely bound in full, gilt-blocked limp vellum with leather tie-closures, worn. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly toned as with age. An uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 2 Kg. 409 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Feathered Game from a Sporting Journal

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. Deluxe Edition, Number 3 of 50 Copies Printed on Large Paper, Signed by Burke and Connett. Hand-colored frontispiece, colored title-page vignette, and 10 colored illustrations of various birds by Edgar Burke. 1 vols. 4to. Three-quarters maroon morocco gilt, unopened at top edge. Spine very lightly faded, light rubbing at joint, some offsetting from frontispiece. Laid in to quarter crimson morocco slipcase, with leather label on upper cover. One of 50 copies Includes illustrations of the Quail-Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, Ring Necked Pheasant, American Woodcock, Wilson's Snipe, Canada Goose, Black Duck, Canvasback, Widgeon, and Mallard. With booklabel of Samuel B. Webb and another.

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        American Hunting Scenes. The Check

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. First and only edition of 250 signed proofs (unnumbered). Hand-colored aquatint engraving, within a watercolor border at edge of platemark. Signed by the artist lower left. 1 vols. Plate size 19 x 12-1/2 inches on a larger sheet of handmade paper, overall dimensions 25 x 18-1/2. Some chipping at margins. Near fine. These are, notes Ordeman, "the first aquatints depicting contemporary American foxhunting scenes ever published ... 'The First Flight' was the first print published, and it was only after it had proven popular that Mr. Connett issued the three prints that completed the set." The Check, depicting six huntsmen in an autumn landscape, beside a field where hounds are casting for scent, was the third in the series.

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        Scotland V England 1929

      1929 - Official programme for the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield on March 16 1929. Scotland won 12-6 in their final game of the series to clinch the Championship. Covers sl rubbed, staple missing an minimal rust staining, single change to team line-ups noted in pen. Very good. 

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        Kino Zavtra(Cinema Tomorrow)

      FURDUEV, V.V. Kino Zavtra (Cinema Tomorrow). 242, [2] pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers, in a new red cloth folding box. Moscow: Moskovskii rabochii, 1929 |~||~||~||~| A scarce, and well designed book with OCLC listing three copies worldwide, one in America, at Harvard. A very good copy of a fragile book.

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        Gästebuch des Restaurant-Betreibers Arthur Kannenberg in Berlin.

      Berlin 1929 - 1936.. 27 x 21 cm. Lederband der Zeit mit 4 Messingbeschlägen, goldgeprägter Ornamentik und den Aufschriften "AK" und "1929" auf intarsierten Lederstücken. Ca. 78 Blatt, davon 95 Seiten beschrieben oder illustriert. Mit mehreren hundert Eintragungen, 2 Aquarellen, 1 ganzseitigen Farbstiftzeichnung, Federzeichnungen (meist Karikaturen), 3 Bleistiftzeichnungen, 1 einmontierten Orig.-Foto, 2 Zeitungsausschnitten und 2 lose eingesteckten Karten.. Bedeutsames Zeugnis zur Kulturgeschichte Berlins und charakteristisches Beispiel für die Entwicklung des "Zeitgeistes" von der Weltwirtschaftskrise bis zur Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten. Der Berliner Gastwirt Oscar Kannenberg, Inhaber eines Lokals in der Dorotheenstraße, überreicht mit einer kalligraphischen Widmung auf Blatt 2 "seinem lieben Sohne Arthur Kannenberg" das Gästebuch für dessen neueröffnetes Ausflugslokal "Onkel Toms Hütte" mit herzlichsten Wünschen zum 23. Februar 1929". Eine aquarellierte Federzeichnung von Peter Geh auf Seite 1 zeigt das im Grunewald gelegene weitläufige Etablissement. Die gute Küche und die nahe U-Bahn bewirken offenbar, dass sich Kannenbergs "Onkel Toms Hütte" schnell zu einem beliebten Ausflugsrestaurant und zu einem " angesagten" Treffpunkt der Berliner Prominenz entwickelt. In nur 1,5 Jahren trägt sich eine unübersehbare Menge von Künstlern, Schriftstellern, Politikern, Sportlern und anderen Tagesgrößen mit Gedichten, Sprüchen, Zeichnungen etc. in Kannenbergs Gästebuch ein. Dann scheint jedoch die Wirtschaftskrise die Oberhand zu gewinnen: Eine ganzseitige Kalligraphie zeigt im Herbst 1930 an, daß Kannenberg "Onkel Toms Hütte" aufgegeben und stattdessen "Pfuhls Weinstuben" in der Stresemannstr. 103 gepachtet hat, die er nun als "Pfuhls Hütte" weiterführt. Das Publikum ist jetzt ein anderes: Frontkämpfer-Vereine begleiten 1931 jede Eintragung mit "Front Heil!", und die Schriftsteller, die am 24. Februar 1931 zusammenkommen, sind Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, Jakob Schaffner und Hans Grimm. Der jüdische Maler und Graphiker Fritz Heinsheimer, der den rundlichen Wirt im Januar 1931 mit Bier- und Weinglas treffend karikiert, ist bereits eine Ausnahme. Ein Jahr später, im April 1932, ist Kannenberg dem Zeitgeist noch weiter nach rechts gefolgt: Eine Federzeichnung von Paul Wagner, München 1.4.1932, zeigt die neue Wirkungsstätte Kannenbergs: Das "Kasino im Braunen Haus" in München. Hierauf folgt nur noch ein ganzseitiges Gedicht des Malers Bernhard Zickendraht (1854-1937), der Kannenbergs ungeheures Glück gar nicht genug rühmen kann, hier dem "Führer" so nah zu sein und ihn gar zum Lachen gebracht zu haben: "... Was wenig Sterblichen ist beschieden / Was der sehnlichste Wunsch von Millionen ist / Dieses große Glück hast Du hienieden / Der Du alltäglich um Ihn bist ...". Die folgende Seite enthält eine gelungene farbige Kreidezeichnung Zickendrahts (signiert und datiert Januar 1936) mit einem Porträt, das Kannenberg in bayerischer Tracht beim Singen zum Akkordeonspiel zeigt. Hitler soll in der Tat ein Fan von Kannenbergs Musizieren gewesen sein: "Christa Schroeder, eine der Sekretärinnen Hitlers, beschreibt Kannenberg in ihren Erinnerungen als 'excellenten Alleinunterhalter, der mit dem sprichwörtlichen Berliner Witz und Humor gesegnet war'" (Wikipedia). Und so wurde denn Arthur Kannenberg, der noch wenige Jahre zuvor Feuchtwanger und Brecht bewirtet hatte, Adolf Hitlers Hausintendant. -- Aus der großen Anzahl von Eintragungen seinen hervorgehoben die Schriftsteller: Charlie Roellinghoff (Drehbuchautor), Lion Feuchtwanger und Bertolt Brecht (zusammen im August 1929), Hans Schneider (der spätere Hans Schwerte?), Artur Landsberger, Joachim Ringelnatz ("mit Muschelkalk" sowie mit Federzeichnung und sechszeiligem Gedicht), E. G. Kolbenheyer, Jakob Schaffner, Hans Grimm. - Musiker: Paul Noack, Rolf Marbot, Mischa Spolansky, Paul Lincke (mit Musikzitat "Glühwürmchen"), Willi Kollo (mit Musikzitat), Otto Siransky (mit Musikzitat), Hermann Abendroth. - Theaterdirektoren Robert Liedemit, Eugen Robert, Kurt Ehrlich. - Sängerinnen und Sänger: Mafalda Salvatini, Richard Tauber, Emanuel List, Fritz Massary, Claire Waldoff (mit 6zeiligem Gedicht), Maria Ney. - Weitere Bühnen- und Filmkünstler: Angelo Ferrari, Otto Wallburg (Starb im KZ), Reinhold Schünzel, Oskar Homolka, Grete Mosheim, Albert Bassermann, Agnes Esterhazy, Victor Varconi (mit 5 Porträt-Karikaturen), Otto Gebühr (mit Selbstkarikatur als Friedrich der Große), Hans Albers (gemeinsam mit Mischa Spoliansky und mit Anspielung auf ihren Revue-Erfolg "Zwei Krawatten"), Charlotte Ander, Ida Wüst, Paul Wegener, Alfred Braun (der Rundfunk-Pionier), Gustav Diessl, Camilla Horn, Heinrich George ("und Frau und Doggen"), Albert Paulig, Max Ehrlich und Paul Morgan (starben beide im KZ), Alice Hechy, Hella Kürten, Georgia Lind, Ralph Arthur Roberts (mit Selbstkarikatur), Kurt Gerron (starb im KZ), Willi Schaeffers, Gretl Berndt, Carlo Aldini, Paul Westermeier, Else Reval, Maria Paudler, Gerda Maurus, Fritz Kampers, Henry Bender, Walter Janssen, Olga Desmond u. v. a. - Bildende Künstler: der Photograph Wilhelm Maywald (mit Aquarell), Paul Simmel (mit ganzseitiger Selbstkarikatur beim Hummer-Essen), Fritz Heinsheimer (mit Porträt Kannenbergs), Bernhard Zickendraht (mit Porträt Kannenbergs). - Aus Politik und Wirtschaft: Hermann Müller (Außenminister und Reichskanzler), Philipp Scheidemann (SPD-Politiker, Ministerpräsident), Wolfgang, Käte und Joachim Stresemann, Heinrich Brüning (Reichskanzler), Bernhard Weiß (Berliner Polizei-Vizepräsident, Hauptgegner Goebbels'), Wilhelm Groener (General, Reichswehr- und Innenminister), Erich Koch-Weser (Reichsinnen- und Justizminister), Hjalmar Schacht (Reichsbank-Präsident), Franz Ritter von Epp (NS-Führer, Reichsstatthalter in Bayern), Alfred Hugenberg (Politiker, Inhaber eines Medienkonzerns). - Sportler: die Boxer Franz Diener und Max Schmeling, der Pilot Joachim von Köppen (mit Zeichnung eines Flugzeugs), der Trabrennfahrer Charlie Mills. - Eine einmontierte Orig.-Photographie zeigt Max Schmeling, Anny Ondra und Begleiter. - Als weitere prominente Beiträger seien Friedrich Heinrich, Prinz von Preußen, Margarete von Rheinbaben, Fee von Reznicek und der englische Erfinder der Dampfturbine, Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, erwähnt. Am Schluß zwei lose eingesteckte Karten, von denen eine (mit Ansicht des "Jagdzimmers" von "Onkel Toms Hütte") die Signatur Gustav Stresemanns von 1927 trägt. - In seiner Reichhaltigkeit bietet das Gästebuch Kannenbergs einen faszinierenden Querschnitt durch die "Gesellschaft" Berlins und ihre Vielfalt von Talenten kurz vor dem Untergang ihrer großen Epoche. #M05101

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        Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929

      American Art Galleries, New York 1929 - This is a very good copy of the original catalog for the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, which has been bound in dark gray cloth, with red and gilt title label on the spine. The original green and gilt printed catalog cover bound in. Completely clean outside. Inside covers generally clean, but a few marks to front cover lower left, and one page with old tape repairs. This repaired page has a plate on each side (no.570-71), and the repairs are on either side of the photograph just touching its' border. A few pages have very faint tan streaks on them, possibly from the binding process. Also a few abrasions to texts. Otherwise very clean and fresh. Preface. Short texts introduce the sections. Texts by George S. McKearin, Andrew Varick Stout, Louis Guerineau Meyers and E.T.H. 926 works in the exhibition. All reproduced in black & white photographs. This historic exhibition was held at the American Art Galleries in New York from September 25th to October 9, 1929. 10 1/2" high X 7 1/2" wide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LADY IS COLD POEMS BY E B W

      New York & London: Harper & Bros., 1929.. Cloth and pictorial boards. Forecorners worn, spine gilding a bit dull, free endsheet excised and front inner hinge crudely mended at an early date, but otherwise a good copy, without dust jacket. First edition of the author's first clothbound book, in the first binding (Plaza Hotel fountain rather than skyline). Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "For Margaret Bergner from EBW." Scarce thus.

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        Zur Algebra der Funktionaloperationen und Theorie der normalen Operatoren. Von Neumann algebras

      Julius Springer, Berlin 1929 - Offprint of one of his most important papers in which he "introduced the concept of a ring of operators that later became known as a von Neumann algebra." (Bradley: Modern Mathematics, p.89). "In two papers [Math. Ann., 102, 49-131, and 370-427, 1929] von Neumann presented an axiomatic approach to Hilbert space and to operators in Hilbert space" (Morris Kline). "Von Neumann’s most famous work in theoretical physics is his axiomatization of quantum mechanics. When he began work in that field in 1927, the methods used by its founders were hard to formulate in precise mathematical terms; ‘operator’ on ‘functions’ were handled without much consideration of their domain or definition to their topological properties: and it was blithely assumed that such ‘operators,’ when self-adjoint, could always be ‘diagonalized’ (as in the finite dimensional case), at the expense of introducing ‘Dirac functions’ as ‘eigenvectors.’ Von Neumann showed that mathematical rigor could be restored by taking as basic axioms the assumptions that the states of a physical system were points of a Hilbert space and that the measurable quantities were Hermitian (generally unbounded) operators densely defined in that space. This formalism, the practical use of which became available after von Neumann had developed the spectral theory of unbounded Hermitian operators [in the first of the two 1929 papers mentioned by Kline], has survived subsequent developments of quantum mechanics and is still the basis of non relativistic quantum theory; with the introduction of the theory of distributions, it has even become possible to interpret its results in a way similar to Dirac’s original intuition." (D.S.B. XIV, p.91). The spectral theory of operators in Hilbert space "is by far the dominant theme in Von Neumann’s work. For twenty years he was the undisputed master in this area, which contains what is now considered his most profound and most original creation, the theory of rings of operators [introduced in the offered paper]. Most of von Neumann’s results on unbounded operators in Hilbert space were independently discovered a little later by M.H.Stone. But von Neumann’s ideas on rings of operators broke entirely new ground. He was well acquainted with the noncommutative algebra beautifully developed by Emmy Noether and E. Artin in the 1920’s and he realized how these concepts simplified and illuminated the theory of matrices. This probably provided the motivation for extending such concepts to algebras consisting of (bounded) operators in a given separable Hilbert space, to which he gave the vague name ‘rings of operators’ and which are now known as ‘von Neumann algebras.’ He introduced their theory in the same year [the offered paper] as his first paper on unbouned operators [the first of the two mentioned by Kline, see above]." (D.S.B. XIV, p.91) For a detailed exposition of von Neumann’s two 1929 papers see Morris Kline’s ‘Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times’, p.1092-95. 8vo: 233 x 157 mm. Offprint from: Mathematischen Annalen, vol. 102, heft 3, pp. 370-427.Original printed wrappers, some very light foxing to the right margin of the front wrapper, and 5 mm closed tear to the upper right corner, top and bottom of spine strip with a little chipping, in all fine a fine copy. Offprints of von Neumann's papers before 1930, prior to his move to Princeton, are rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Compleat Angler; The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson; and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. No. 1253 of 1600 copies. With illustrations by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full brown niger morocco, spine and adjoining portion of covers slightly darkened, else fine in original slipcase. Provenance: Ashley Montagu. A beautifully produced volume (the title page alone went through 27 revisions), and the first edition of Walton's complete writings.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Federico García Lorca"), to his friends Herschel and Norma Brickell ("Queridos amigos"), while living in New York City and attending Columbia

      [New York, 1929. One page in ink, on folded sheet. In Spanish. 6-5/8 x 5-1/4 in. Horizontal fold, blank conjugate with pencil mark, slight wear, but clean, crisp and overall, very good. With envelope addressed in Lorca's hand ("Mr. Herschel Brickell, 441 Park Avenue, New York City"). The Poet in New York: "I live in John Jay Hall at Columbia ..." In the summer of 1929, the young Spanish poet Federico García Lorca arrived in New York where he enrolled in Columbia and was assigned a room at John Jay Hall. Although the poet had several Spanish and Latin American friends in the city, he had few American acquaintances, primarily because of his limited English. Among the few friendships he did form with Americans, however, was one of lasting importance: that of Herschel Brickell, an important literary critic, and his wife Norma. "Thanks to Mildred Adams, Lorca soon met a couple who were to increase the pleasantness of his stay in New York: Henry Herschel Brickell and his wife Norma. Brickell, nine years older than the poet, was a literary critic on the New York Herald and, since 1928, had been manager of the publishers Henry Holt and Company. A keen student of Spanish, he knew the language and literature well and had visited Granada ... In Spain people had told him about Lorca, and he was aware of the fame of Gypsy Ballads. All was ready for the meeting ... Brickell arranged a party for him at his flat ... All went better than even expected ... Brickell was dazzled by Federico's gifts, and was to write immediately after the poet's death that in all his experience he had never met such a magic personality. His wife, a cultured and musical woman, was similarly impressed and ... was soon getting on swimmingly with the poet. During July and the first half of August Federico visited the Brickells frequently, and his friendship with the couple grew when he returned to New York that autumn after the holidays" (Gibson, pp. 253-54). Before his departure to Cuba, Lorca spent Christmas with the couple. Their friendship was an important part of his brief but intense experience of New York, and it was during that time that Lorca was writing most of the poems which formed the collection Poeta in Nueva York, published in a bilingual edition (New York, Norton, 1940, with translations by Rolfe Humphries). For that edition, none other than Lorca's old friend and early admirer, Herschel Brickell, contributed the biographical note at the end of that volume and translated the introduction by Lorca's friend, José Bergamín. Brickell's accomplishments as an editor and a critic were many during his lifetime; but chief among them is the undeniable fact that he was one of the first Americans to appreciate Lorca's genius and bring it to the world's attention. Lorca's letter reads [In translation]: "Dear friends, I have spent a long time in the countryside, longer than I thought I would. Although I have kept a 'Spanish silence,' I have not stopped remembering you with true affection. I would like to spend a little time in your friendly company. I live in John Jay Hall at Columbia where I'm taking five courses. While waiting to hear from you please accept the affection of your friend forever - Federico Garcia Lorca." Letters from Lorca of this period are extremely rare.

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        Works of Robert Ingersoll [ Dresden Memorial Edition ]

      New York: Ingersoll League, 1929 This is a beautiful set all in dust jackets. Volumes are bound in burgandy cloth with gilt titles and the jackets are stiff, heavy tan with red and black decorations. The gilt lettering has some darkening. Jackets ahve the following flaws: Vol 12 with a chip at top; Vol 1 with chips at spine extrmities, starting to split at front gutter; Vol 9 with a nick at top of spine; Vols 7 and 10 starting to split at front gutter; Vols 3 and 5 starting to split at back. As mentioned, jackets are quite stiff, and with the exception of Vols 1 and 12, all were in fine condition until put in Brodart protectors. An attractive set in exceptional condition with the rare jackets. Included with this set if a prepublication solicitiation dated November, 1929. Please feel free to ask for pictures.

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        MURDER BY THE CLOCK.

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. - First edition. Professionally rebacked with original spine laid down, former owner's name on front fly leaf, else near fine in professionally restored, dust jacket. Lieutenant Valcour in his best-known case must solve the murder of a man who was murdered twice. At 8:34 P.M. the body is discovered by police. By midnight the corpse had been revived by the injection of adrenalin into the heart. By one o'clock he had been murdered again. 20TH Century Crime and Mystery Writers says, ". provides, typically for the period, many suspects and false trails. It has, moreover, a very nice twist at the end, the kind that makes one sorry the story must finish." In 1931 Paramount Studios produced the movie of the same name that was directed by Edward Sloman with the screenplay by Henry Myers. The movie starred William Boyd [remember him of later day Hopalong Cassidy fame], and Lilyan Tashman in the leading roles. A Haycraft/Queen and Crime Club title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Icones Farlowianae. Illustrations of the Large Fungi of Eastern North America

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Farlow Library and Herbarium of Harvard University, 1929 - First edition, one of 500 copies. Folio (14.3 inches x 11.8 inches). 103 colored plates, one a fold-out ; artwork by Joseph Bridgham and L.C.C. Krieger. Plates by the Boston Heliotype Printing Company; Text printed by D B Updike at his Merrymount Press. x, 120 pp. Original green buckram. In original glassine. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Art Nonsense And Other Essays

      Cassell & Co., Ltd. & Francis Walterson, 1929. First edition, 30 of 100 copies, signed. With Gill woodcut on title page. x, 324, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Maroon cloth. Fine in damaged box. The first use of "Perpetua" Type designed by Gill.

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        Military Operations Gallipoli -History Of The Great War Based On Official Documents By Direction Of The Historical Section Committee Of Imperial Defence - an excellent and complete set.

      William Heinemann, London 1929 - Four volumes octavo, 1929-1932. The original red cloth is a little faded (inevitably) on the spines but this is an excellent set with the maps in pristine condition and the text clean and crisp. Volume 1. xvii, (2), 380pp., with 19 sketch maps and 19 photographic illustrations. Volume 2. xv, 92), 517pp., with 35 sketch maps and 19 photographic illustrations. Volume 3. Maps And Appendices. vii, 77pp. with 6 folding maps in pocket at end. ( two maps are in the pocket that belong to Volume 3). Volume 4. Maps And Appendices. vii,85pp., with 4 of 6 maps - as the other two are in the pocket of the first map volume. Extra postal charge may apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jérôme 60 Latitude Nord. Illustré de nombreuses aquarelles par Per Krohg.

      Paris, Libraire Gallimard, 1929. 4to. 211 + (3) s. 22 dobbeltsidede akvareller av Per Krohg. Eleg. priv. håndbundet skinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind og rik ryggdekor i gull. Topp gullsnitt. Orig. omsl. og ryggstripe medbundet. Ubeskåret. (Bindet sign. Juul-Lassen). I kassett.. Eks. Nr. 257 av 600 numm. eks på hollandsk papir

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        The World Crisis: The Aftermath, 1918-1928

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a first edition, first printing in dust jacket of the fifth book in Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War, 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. The U.S. is the true first edition, as U.S. Volume I publication preceded the British. Both the U.S. and British editions were originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Today, jacketed first editions are quite scarce - jacketed U.S. editions even more so than their British counterparts. This copy is beautifully fine in a good plus dust jacket. The russet cloth binding remains square, tight, and immaculately bright and clean, as only jacketed copies can be. The contents remain perfectly clean with no spotting, no inscriptions. Even the untrimmed fore edges remain clean. We note a tiny Philadelphia book store sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original "$5.00" front flap price. We note shallow chipping at the corners and edges. There are losses at the spine ends to a maximum depth of .25 inch at the spine head and .75 inch at the lower spine corners, but no loss of spine lettering, with both the title and publisher print unaffected. The dust jacket is now protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(IV).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103

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        The Sound and the Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First edition, with the phrase "First published 1929" printed on the copyright page. 401 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth-backed patterned boards. Inner hinges repaired. Faintest toning and wear at edges, tiny old cello tape repairs at corners. Very good plus copy, without the scarce printed dust jacket. Black half morocco dropbox with velvet lining by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Asprey. First edition, with the phrase "First published 1929" printed on the copyright page. 401 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Faulkner's Masterpiece.

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        Mein Kampf

      Munich: Franz Eber Nachfolger, 1929. Second edition. xi, [i], 354, [2, ads] pp. VOLUME II ONLY. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, titled in white. Near fine. In custom black cloth clamshell box. Second edition. xi, [i], 354, [2, ads] pp. VOLUME II ONLY. 8vo. Inscribed by Hitler on the flyleaf as a birthday present to Herr Anzinger, July 30, 1930.

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        Toad of Toad Hall [with] ALs by Milne to Miss Helen Brown of Mole End, Heswall, Cheshire.

      - London: Methuen & Co., 1929. 4to, xv, 167 pp. Crushed green morocco extra by Bayntun-Riviere, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Fine. Number 7 of the limited edition of 200 copies, printed on hand made paper and signed by both Kenneth Grahame and A.A. Milne. Tipped in at the front is a 2pp. manuscript letter by Milne, dated February 11, 1923, on a single sheet of letterhead, with the original envelope, and postage stamp, stamped ÒChelsea, 11.45 PM, 11 Feb, 1923Ó, addressed to ÒMiss Helen Brown / Mole End / Riverbank Road / Heswall / Cheshire.Ó The 25-line letter reads: ÒDear Miss Brown, I cannot resist writing to your address. If ever we have a house in the country we are going to call it Toad Hall. No I am afraid you did not read The Wind in the Willows through me; I only claim its English readers. You may like to know that I am making a play of it. Mole End doesnÕt come into it. (Do you mind very much?) It was that or BadgerÕs House, and I had to have BadgerÕs. I am sorry about Mole End, because my wife and I love the chapter more than any; I do hope you have statues of Garibaldi and Samuel in your garden. I was at Westminster with a Hubback - any relation? Yours sincerely A. A. Milne.Ó [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poems 1886-1929

      1929. KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929. Three volumes. Volume 1 illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of Kipling signed by Francis Dodd. 4to., bound in publisher's deluxe full red crushed morocco, gilt title on spine, gilt dentelles. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1929. A fine copy of the Autograph Edition of Kipling's poems in large paper format consisting of: Volume 1, Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads, and The Seven Seas, and Volume 2, The Five Nations, and Songs from Books. Volume 3, Verses from "Sea Warfare," The Years Between, The Muse Among the Motors, Verses from "A History of England," Verses from "A Diversity of Creatures," Verses from "Land and Sea Tales," Verses from "Debits and Credits," and Verses not Collected in Book Form. One of 537 sets, signed by the author on the limitation page.

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        Report on the Preliminary Surveys for a railway line to open up the South-West of Tanganyika Territory 1929. By C. Gillman, Chief Engineer, Tanganyika Railways.

      London, Crown Agents for the Colonies, 1929.. Original-Broschur, 4°, 65 Seiten, 1 Tab., 1 gefaltete Karte. Einband bestoßen (siehe Bild), Papierklebemarke auf Rücken und Stempel auf Titel: Kolonial-Wirtschaftliches Komitee e.v. auf Umschlag, insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar..

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        Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life

      New York: Charles Scribners 1929 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine or better, with a hint of light wear to the spine ends, faint dimming to the spine, else bright and fresh. A very handsome copy. A semiautobiographical bildungsroman, Look Homeward, Angel is Wolfe's first published novel. It tells the story of Eugene Gant, a young man from a small town with an intense sense of wanderlust and a burning desire to find intellectual fulfilment. Wolfe, who was also from a small-town and filled with ambitious dreams as a child, poured much of his own experiences into the novel; as he explains in his prefatory note, "We are the sum of all the moments of our lives- all that is ours is in them: we cannot escape or conceal it. If the writer has used the clay of life to make his book, he has only used what all men must, what none can keep from using. Fiction is not fact, but fiction is fact selected and understood, fiction is fact arranged and changed with a purpose." Look Homeward, Angel was an immediate commercial and critical success, garnering much attention for the young writer. Notably, this novel takes its title from John Milton's poem "Lycidas" and was adapted into a play of the same name by Ketti Fring in 1957. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Room of OneÕs Own.

      - New York/London: Fountain/Hogarth Press, 1929. 8vo. 159 pp. Original brick-red cloth with gilt titles. A near fine copy in a folding case. Bookplate of Stuart Schimmel on front paste down, signature of Robert Hunter on front free end paper. First edition, large paper issue, number 116 of 492 copies signed by Woolf in her customary purple ink on the half title. A classic of feminist literature in which Woolf considers the past and present barriers to women writers in a patriarchal culture and which originated as lectures given by Woolf at two womenÕs colleges in Cambridge. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sibilla poema drammatico in quattro atti.

      Milano, L?Eroica, 1929. In 4to grande (cm. 31); copertina originale con titolo e grande fregio dentro ad un cerchio; pp. 219, (13); centinaia di bellissime incisioni in nero, con tavole illustrative del testo, testatine, capilettera, cartigli e finalini. Tiratura limitata di 1333 esemplari numerati stampati nell'Officina Fratelli Magnani di Pescia. Esemplare firmato dall'autore e dall'editore (Ettore Cozzani). Il libro è considerato l'opera principale di Sartorio; Sibilla si rifa' alla leggenda medioevale di Lionello e Sibilla: lui Cavaliere di Santa Romana Chiesa, lei maga incantatrice, abitante degli inferi. Una parte delle splendide illustrazioni, elaborate dal Sartorio nell'arco di un decennio, videro la luce su L'Eroica tra il 1913 e il '14.  Cozzani ne segnalò la particolarità tecnica, trattandosi di incisioni su zinco anziché su legno, col metodo dell'incisione in rilievo ad effetto xilografico. Di grande effetto il risultato grafico e pittorico complessivo, degno testimone della maturità artistica del Sartorio. Axs 

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        Slowly Forward - 366 Points For Oarsmen, Coxswains And Coaches .

      W. Heffer 1929 - Fairbairn rowed for Cambridge in four boat races between 1882-1887 and was later a hugely influential coach. This is the second of four books he published on his methods containing 366 separate points (one a day) for oarsmen.  1st edition. 8vo. 42pp. Original green boards, a little browned and faded with a few nicks to spine. Internally very good. Generally a good copy and very scarce.

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        Andres Brun. Calligrapher of Saragossa

      1929. MORISON, Stanley and Henry THOMAS. Andres Brun: Calligrapher of Saragossa. Some Account of his Life and Work. 32 pp. With 49 facsimile leaves printed in red and black. Folio, bound in original publisher's cloth, decorated to a Renaissance motif, t.e.g. Paris: [Officina Bodoni, Verona, for] Pegasus Press, 1929 [i.e. 1928].Limited to 175 copies printed by Mardersteig for The Pegasus Press, Paris, in Janson type on Fabriano paper. Includes a 30 page account of Brun's life and work by Henry Thomas and Stanley Morison. Most significantly, this work reproduces in collotype a facsimile of the surviving text and plates of Brun's two exceptional writing books of 1583 and 1612. The originals are in Berlin's Kunstgewerbemuseum. Andres Brun (1552 - ca. 1620) was a calligrapher of exceptional skill who worked in Saragossa, Spain, the town which also produced "the father of Spanish calligraphers" Juan de Iciar. A fine copy.Schmoller 27.

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        THE SECRET AND OTHER STORIES

      New York & London: Fountain Press/Methuen, 1929.. Cloth, paper spine label. Small gilt morocco bookplate on pastedown, otherwise fine in worn tissue dust jacket. First edition. In addition to 742 numbered copies, printed at the Spiral Press and signed by the author, this is one of an unknown number of signed copies marked out-of- series. Two of the constituent stories, "Mullins" and "The Return," have direct relevance to the Great War.

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        The Eye in the Museum

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Contents foxed; a very good copy in the jacket with sunned spine and edges and a short closed tear to front panel. First edition, first impression of this detective novel. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Moscow, 14. V. 1929. - 4to. 2 pp. In Russian, to his third wife, Natalja, about an experience during his travel to Moscow, his daily work, a proposed business trip abroad, his daughter Una, etc.: "[.] Today, on the 14th, I started working at the Tretjakowa. I was promised to sell a drawing soon [.] I called upon the Main Administration for Literary and Arts Affairs, but, as usual, they promised to make arrangements for a separate meeting and to talk to Shutko. Chwojnik sent me a note regarding my business trip abroad. It is all about not being willing to give one single Dollar in foreign currency [.] Chwojnik, who is head of the artistic department, is publishing characterstics of Russian artists and asks me to act as a model. In general, they all behave well to me. My beloved Natalja, don't let yourself get bored, don't get upset, don't lose weight. During this journey I have to do everything to lay in provisions for the winter [.]" (transl.). Malewitsch über sich. Zeitgenossen über Malewitsch. Briefe. Dokumente. Erinnerungen. Kritik. Vol. 1, Moscow 2004, no. 10.

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        Magick in Theory and Practice

      published for subscribers, 1929. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1929. 436 pages. No dust jacket. Large red cloth hardcover, with gilt titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages, with fair tanning on fore-edge. Fair foxing on paste downs and rear end pages. Fair creasing to top corner of front paste down, which is visible of front board. Hinges are fairly pulled, yet pages remain tight. Boards are acceptable, complete tear along rear edge of spine, with faint rub markings on front and back. Light bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York 1929 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's logo printed on the copyright page. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this First Edition with a facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sartoris

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No DJ. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1929. True first edition, inscribed by Faulkner in his fastidious hand: "William Faulkner // Oxford, Miss //26 January 1931" Faulkner has abreviated January as "Jauuy." Rebound in full black morocco leather by Baynun, all edges gilt, signed by the binder, antique marbeled endpapers. Tiny touch of foxing to the title page, otherwise free of markings. Inscribed by Author. First Edition.

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        A Relation between Distance and Radial Velocity among Extra-Galactic Nebulae. SS. 168-173. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Volume 15.

      Washington, Selbstverlag, 1929.. (24 x 17,5 cm). IX, 924 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe seiner wichtigsten Arbeit; ein Meilenstein in der Geschichte der Wissenschaften. - Hubble und Humason entdecken bei der Mehrheit der von ihnen untersuchten Galaxien eine Rotverschiebung des Spektrums. Sie interpretieren diese Frequenzverschiebung als Dopplereffekt und leiten daraus ab, dass sich diese Galaxien von uns entfernen. Hubbel beschreibt in vorliegender Veröffentlichung erstmals den von ihm entdeckten linearen Zusammenhang zwischen Rotverschiebung und Entfernung von Galaxien und kommt zu der Erkenntnis, dass sich diese Galaxien umso schneller von uns fort bewegen, je weiter sie entfernt sind. Er bestätigt damit die von Georges Lemaitre im Juni 1927 postulierte Expansion des Weltalls. - Stempel auf Titel. Einband gering berieben, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - DSB 6, 528 First edition, journal issue. - "By 1929 Hubble had obtained distances for eighteen isolated galaxies and for four members of the Virgo cluster. In that year he used this somewhat restricted body of data to make the most remarkable of all his discoveries and the one that made his name famous far beyond the ranks of professional astronomer. This was what is now known as Hubble's law of proportionality of distance and radial velocity of galaxies... This result has come to be generally regarded as the outstanding discovery in twentieth-century astronomy. It hade as great a change in man's conception of the universe as the Copernican revolution 400 years before. For, instead of an overall static picture of the cosmos, it seemed that the universe must be regarded as expanding, the rate of the mutual recession of its parts increasing with their relative distance" (DSB). - Bound in contemporary half cloth, slightly rubbed. Stamp to title. A very good to fine copy

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