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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("O.W. Richardson"), to Alfred Eisenstaedt, concerning Nobel laureate F.W. Hopkins

      Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London, 1929. One page, in ink, on a bifolium letterhead. 12mo. Fine. One page, in ink, on a bifolium letterhead. 12mo. Winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize in Physics. Owen Willans Richardson (1879-1959) was a leading British physicist and winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize in Physics who 'kept a good table and a well-stocked cellar (wherein whisky was drawn from the wood)" (ODNB). He accepted his prize during the 1929 ceremony. Attractive autograph letter from the Nobel laureate to Alfred Eisenstaedt thanking him for photographs of the Nobel award ceremony in Stockholm and providing an address for 1929 Nobel laureate in medicine Frederick Gowland Hopkins, discoverer of glutathione.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Barsetshire Novels of Anthony Trollope

      tratfordf Upon Avon- Shakespeare Head Press 1929 - An attractive limited edition of the novels of Anthony Trollope. The Shakespeare Head Press edition. Limited to 525 copies printed, 500 of which were for sale, of which this is number 334. Complete in fourteen volumes. With 72 plates. Anthony Trollope was an English Victorian novelist ,famous for this series of novels, known collectively as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolving around an imaginary English county. Trollope's novels dealt with the political, social and topical issues of his time. Set consists of:The WardenFramley Parsonage I and IIDoctor ThorneThe Last Chronicle of Barset I, II, III and IVThe Small House at Allington I and II. Barchester Tower I and IIAutobiographyCondition: In brown cloth bindings with paper covered boards and leather spine labels. Externally, very smart with some light bumping to extremities. Wear to spine labels. Front hinge to volume I and IX strained. Inksignature to front free-endpaper of volume II. Internally, binding slightly strained in places, in particular to volume I. Chipping to page 11/12of volume III from pages being cut. Pages otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        The Works.

      London: Nonesuch Press,, 1929-33. The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon. 7 volumes, large octavo. Original tan morocco, raised bands, gilt titles to compartments, gilt rules to boards and turn-ins, top edges gilt. Extremities a touch rubbed, spines slightly browned, light offsetting from turn-ins. An excellent set. One of 1,600 sets published, this set inscribed twice on the limitation page by the publisher Sir Francis Meynell (1891–1975) to Vivien Leigh (1913–1967). The initial inscription, in black ink, reads: "This copy inscribed for Vivien Holman by Francis Meynell". Below this Meynell has added a more extensive and affectionate inscription in pencil: "and now much less formally and much more warmly reinscribed to Giusta, Henriette, the divine Jenny and ? F.M. June 1937". Giusta, Henriette, and Jenny were among some of the first characters Leigh played on stage in London. Leigh played Giusta in "The Green Sash" at the Q Theatre in February 1935, Henriette in "The Mask of Virtue" at the Ambassadors Theatre in May 1935, and Jenny in "The Happy Hypocrite" at His Majesty's Theatre in April 1936.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Szukalski Projects in Design: Sculpture and Architecture

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, trade issue. 53pp. + illustrations. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and edges. Very Good with light staining to cloth, internally clean and sturdily bound. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Bitter Sweet; [together with:] Private Lives An Intimate Comedy in Three Acts; [and:] Post-Mortem A Play in Eight Scenes

      London: Martin Secker; William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1929 & 1930 & 1931. 3 works, octavo. Bitter Sweet: Original grey cloth with label pasted to spine. With the dust jacket. Private Lives and Post-Mortem: Original blue boards with lettered spines, blind-stamped ruling to front covers, publisher's device blind-stamped to rear covers. With the dust jackets. All housed in a custom brown quarter morocco slipcase with raised bands and chemise, by James MacDonald of New York City. Bookseller's label to rear endpaper of Private Lives. Excellent copies, spine of Private Lives a little faded, dust jacket of Bitter Sweet with a couple of nicks and little rubbing to extremities. First editions, first impressions. Bitter Sweet premiered on 2 July 1929 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, and Private Lives premiered at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, on 18 August 1930. Post-Mortem was not staged until 1944, when it was performed by British prisoners of war in a German prisoner-of-war camp at Eichstatt in Austria with a cast that included Desmond Llewelyn, best known for his role as Q in the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999.

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        Television: Present Methods of Picture Transmission

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1929. Fine/Fine. First edition. 194pp. (1pp. ad). A touch of foxing to the endpapers (from contact with the jacket flaps) else fine in a lovely, about fine dustwrapper with a couple of minute chips. The first American book on television, the book contains a comprehensive historical overview (just two years after Philo Farnsworth applied for his first patent), much technical data, heavily illustrated with diagrams and photographs (as well as one color plate), and speculation about the future of the technology. Quickly reprinted, the first edition is exceptionally scarce in dustwrapper. Shiers. Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide #1899.

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        Philo Farnsworth

      c. 1929. Book, from his library, signed twice: “Philo T. Farnsworth,” on the first flyleaf and on the half-title. “Elementary Differential Equations” by Thornton C. Fry, 255 pages, 6” x 9”. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1929. On leaf nicked at lower edge, ink blot on another page. Red cloth boards, worn at top and bottom edges of spine. Gilt-titled on spine. Near fine condition.Pictorial bookplate affixed on inside cover, 3” x 5”, imprinted “Ex Libris / Philo T. Farnsworth / Book No. ___ Classification.” Number “121” stamped next to “Book No.” Handwritten, probably by Farnsworth, “Copy #1.” On the opposite first flyleaf signed by Farnsworth at top edge, another bookplate has been affixed: “Library of / Philo T. Farnsworth / Book No. ___ / Classification ___” “Copy #1” and “121” have been handwritten, again most likely by Farnsworth who has also stamped the page “Property of / Philo T. Farnsworth.” Two similar partial stampings are also on this page. He also stamped his ownership on pages 15, 127, 149, and 253 and twice on the fore edge of the pages, displaying an obsession of, perhaps, someone borrowing his book and not returning it. The stamping on page 15 is on what appears to be a chemical stain and small hole in the blank margin which appears to have been there before the stamping.A review of Fry’s book by T.H. Hildebrandt in the February 1930 issue of “The American Mathematical Monthly” describes it as “a textbook on elementary differential equations consisting of 250 generously sized pages, written by one who is prominently connected with the mathematical research side of electrical engineering…” There are 133 mathematical problems in the book with the answers on pages 245-252 followed by an index. From the Preface: “This text … is intended primarily for students of Engineering and its allied sciences.” Dr. Thornton C. Fry was the head of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories.From “The Time 100 … Scientists & Thinkers … Twenty people who overthrew our inherited ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics and even space and time,” in part, “On Sept. 7, 1927, Farnsworth painted a square of glass black and scratched a straight line on the center. In another room, [his wife] Pem’s brother, Cliff Gardner, dropped the slide between the Image Dissector (the camera tube that Farnsworth had invented earlier that year) and a hot, bright, carbon arc lamp. Farnsworth, Pem and one of the investors, George Everson, watched the receiver. They saw the straight-line image and then, as Cliff turned the slide 90[degrees], they saw it move--which is to say they saw the first all-electronic television picture ever transmitted … What did Farnsworth exclaim? ‘There you are,’ said Phil, ‘electronic television.’ Later that evening, he wrote in his laboratory journal: ‘The received line picture was evident this time’ … the telegram George Everson sent to another investor: ‘The damned thing works!’“As it happens, [Vladimir] Zworykin had made a patent application in 1923, and by 1933 had developed a camera tube he called an Iconoscope. It also happens that Zworykin was by then connected with the Radio Corporation of America, whose chief, David Sarnoff, had no intention of paying royalties to Farnsworth for the right to manufacture television sets. ‘RCA doesn't pay royalties,’ he is alleged to have said, ‘we collect them.’ And so there ensued a legal battle over who invented television. RCA’s lawyers contended that Zworykin's 1923 patent had priority over any of Farnsworth's patents, including the one for his Image Dissector … In 1934 the U.S. Patent Office rendered its decision, awarding priority of invention to Farnsworth. RCA appealed and lost, but litigation about various matters continued for many years until Sarnoff finally agreed to pay Farnsworth royalties … During World War II, the government suspended sales of TV sets, and by the war’s end, Farnsworth’s key patents were close to expiring. When they did, RCA was quick to take charge of the production and sales of TV sets, and in a vigorous public-relations campaign, promoted both Zworykin and Sarnoff as the fathers of television…” Zworykin was not chosen as one of “The Time 100.”In addition to television, Farnsworth’s over 150 inventions include vacuum tubes, electrical scanners, an amplifier, electron multipliers, cathode-ray, photoelectric materials, and equipment for converting an optical image into an electrical signal.

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        Satisfying Salads.

      Minneapolis: Gordon Vollard, [c.1929] - Small quarto. Original pictorial card wrappers designed by Carrie Dudley, lettered in black and accented in gilt, with original braided pink cord for wall hanging. Housed in the decorated cardboard pull-off case, as issued. A fine copy. Gift edition of this Art Deco recipe calendar, containing 365 recipes – one for every day of the year – divided by month. The author was the original "domestic goddess" – a prolific cookbook writer, as the author of over 50 books, and the first female food host on television, with the show "Mrs. Allen and the Chef". The striking cover illustration, also featured on the cover of the box, is by Kentucky artist Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen (1894–1982). Uncommon, especially in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Room of One's Own

      New York & London: The Fountain Press; The Hogarth Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt titles to spine, edges untrimmed. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, a couple of faint marks to covers; an excellent, largely unopened copy. Signed limited edition, one of 492 copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title, of which 450 were released for sale. This copy is unnumbered and marked as "out of series". Unusually this copy has been signed twice, with the author's signature a second time, in black ink, to the front free endpaper. This edition was published on 21 October 1929 in the US and in the UK on 24 October 1929, simultaneously with the first trade edition. A Room of One's Own is Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced, notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters, and makes the case that women must carve out both physical and psychological space for themselves in order to become part of the literary establishment. The work is based on two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [ 20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to board, and presented in an archival window-mat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the board beneath the image by the photographer (circa 1929 - 1930). In fine condition. A slight variant of this image appears on page 182 of the limited, signed edition of ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL.Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only SIGNED those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Hundert Jahre Reclam. Festrede von Thomas Mann gehalten bei dem Festakt anlässlich der Hundert-Jahr-Feier des Verlages Philipp Reclam jun. am 1. Okt. 1928. Mit 26 Steinzeichnungen von Eugen Spiro. [Signierte Erstausgabe].

      Leipzig, Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., 1929. 4°. 30,5 cm. 34 Seiten. Illustrierter Original-Pappband, gebunden. In eigens für das Buch gefertigter brauner Ganzlederkassette mit blauem Samtbezug. Erste Ausgabe. WG 2, 41. Nummer 456 von 1000 (gesamt 2000) nummerierten und von Thomas Mann und Eugen Spiro signierten Exemplaren. Handsteindruck von Hermann Birkholz, Berlin. Buchdruck von Philipp Reclam jun., Leipzig. Rücken sauber mit farblosem Klebeband verstärkt. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Erstausgabe / first edition; Original-Lithografie / Original-Lithographie / original lithograph; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        1929 to 1937 Wisden Hardbacks

      This lot is a Set of 9 Hardback Wisdens - 1929 to 1937. In OK Condition, including the hard to find 1934 (Bodyline Wisden). This set would be rated as 6/10 , it is not the best in terms of condition but the books are all steady , as we know 1933 to 1937 tend to be rougher than the other HBs after the change of materials by Wisden. The 1929 has worn boards, the 1932 has some marks to the spine, 1933/5/6 has facsimile spine gilt. 1929 has repaired hinges but all the rest are strong and original. 1934 is in top form, all photoplates present and correct. A steady set for someone looking to pick up most of the 1930s Hardbacks. More details on request.

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        Volpone, suivi de Le déjeuner marocain

      Librairie Gallimard / Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris 1929 - 183 pp., in-12° (120 x 187 mm), broché. Edition originale. Exemplaire du Service de Presse. Rare envoi signé du co-auteur Stefan Zweig à André Jullien du Breuil. «Stefan Zweig, né le 28 novembre 1881 à Vienne, en Autriche-Hongrie, et mort par suicide le 22 février 1942, à Petrópolis au Brésil, est un écrivain, dramaturge, journaliste et biographe autrichien. Ami de Sigmund Freud, d'Arthur Schnitzler, de Romain Rolland, de Richard Strauss et d'Émile Verhaeren, Stefan Zweig fait partie de l'intelligentsia juive viennoise, avant de quitter son pays natal en 1934 en raison de la montée du nazisme. Réfugié à Londres, il y poursuit une œuvre de biographe (Joseph Fouché, Marie Antoinette, Marie Stuart) et surtout d'auteur de romans et nouvelles : Amok, La Pitié dangereuse, La Confusion des sentiments, Le Joueur d'échecs. Dans son livre testament, Le Monde d'hier. Souvenirs d'un Européen, Zweig se fait chroniqueur de l'« âge d'or » de l'Europe et analyse ce qu'il considère être l'échec d'une civilisation. En 1925, Zweig remanie la pièce Volpone de Ben Jonson. La pièce, traduite dans plusieurs langues, reçoit un accueil enthousiaste et contribue à sa renommée. (Extraits Wikipédia)» - «André Jullien, dit du Breuil (né en 1903 et mort en 1944) est un romancier et poète français. Homme de lettres dont on connaît un roman, Imprudence, publié en 1928. Le style en est vif et épuré, la langue d'une grande élégance. On lui doit également deux recueils de poésies. La revue Des Poèmes a publié certaines de ses poésies, au moins dans les cahiers 1 et 2, vraisemblablement en avril et juillet 1924. Un ancien prix littéraire a été créé à son nom en 1948. C'était un prix quinquennal. Lieutenant et résistant pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il fut tué par les Allemands lors d'une embuscade au Pont Charvet (Vercors), le 1er août 1944. Il est inhumé au cimetière de Moucherotte (Vercors) et son nom est mentionné au Panthéon de Paris dans la liste des écrivains morts au champ d'honneur. (Extraits Wikipédia)». Couverture défraîchie, dos et papier brunis. Size: In-12° [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ad hoc Art]
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        Paul Desmond Brown 'Billy Barton' Aintree Grand National 1929 for Time Magazine

      1929 - The Holy Grail of PDB Ephemera!

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        Selected Poems. Lyrical and Narrative.

      First Edition of this book; one of 1500 copies printed. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. 18 x 12 cm. x, 202 pages. With a frontispiece showing W.B Yeats as portrayed by John Singer Sargent. The design of the blue art deco binding is attributed to Charles Ricketts. Original dark blue cloth. Hard cover with elaborate blind decorations to front board. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Top edge gilt. Very good condition. Minor shelfwear only. Slight rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends. Mild foxing to edges and end papers. Internally bright and clean. Neat inscription on front free end paper. A very nice copy. Provenance: From the Library of Edmund Downey, Waterford. Not inscribed.

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        Brown on Resolution.

      John Lane The Bodley Head, London., 1929. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 272. Eight pages of adverts at rear. A novel of the First World War at sea.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Mr J.N. Underhill with compliments from C.S. Forester''.Free endpapers tanned. Edges slightly spotted and dusty. Covers faded at the spine and edges. Good in the scarce dustwrapper which is extensively torn, chipped and creased, with the front panel, spine and flaps largely intact. In other words a prime candidate for restoration.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Catalogue of the entire contents of the mansion including items brought from Lambton Castle and Harraton House, Newmarket ... Which will be sold by auction, upon the premises, as above, by Messrs. J. & R. Kemp & Co. 4to.

      Ward & Foxlow, printers. 1929 Photographic front. & 18 further plates. Uncut in orig. limp vellum boards, embossed in black on front board.Loosely inserted are two letters to the auctioneers J. & R. Kemp from the royal household, one dated June 17, 1929, written on behalf of Princess Mary requesting a copy of the sale catalogue, and the other dated 21 June, 1929, from Windsor Castle on behalf of the Queen thanking the auctioneers for the catalogue 'sent to Her Majesty by the request of Princess Mary'. Both letters have a J. & R. Kemp & Co. stamp indicating that these letters were in the company archive. Also loosely inserted is an independent valuation of item number 645, a pearl necklace of 102 pearls together with eight newspaper articles (sent by the newspapers to the auctioneers) relating to the sale. The necklace was valued at £8,400 but sold for £12,600. This catalogue is an oddly scarce item with no copies located on Copac or OCLC; this copy is presumably a limited edition in embossed vellum binding and printed on handmade paper. The sale spanned ten days in June 1929. In addition to the necklace, notable sales include a 16th century silver standing salt and cover, £3,045, a diamond and pearl necklace, £1,806, and a signed letter by George Washington, purchased by Maggs Brothers for £270. 39 Grosvenor Square was the property of John Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham, who died without an heir in September 1928. The sale preceded the New York stock market crash by only four months, an event that catapulted the world into the great depression and, one imagines, would have resulted in a far cheaper pearl necklace.

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        Clos joli. Etudes de fleurs et de fruits.

      - Paris. Editions d'art Charles Moreau. 1929-1930. 4 volumes in-4, demi-toile beige éditeur, 1ers plats ornés d'une composition en couleurs contrecollée de Zoubaloff, sous étuis éditeur. Illustré de 180 planches en couleurs de Jacques Zoubaloff, reproduites par Daniel Jacomet. L'ensemble, que l'on trouve rarement complet, se décompose de la manière suivante : Clos joli : Les fleurs (50 planches) ; les fruits (50 planches). L'automne : Feuilles (40 planches) ; fruits (40 planches). Tirage à 325 exemplaires, celui-ci non justifié. Très bel exemplaire. 951 GP17

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      LIBRAIRIE STOCK, PARIGI 1929 - Francese Traduzione del romanzo a cura di A. Hella e O. Bournac, nuova edizione. Bordature delle copertine leggermente usurate e testa del dorso lievemente consumata. Tagli ingialliti, non rifilati. Pagine ruvide al tatto, con scurimento generale. Testi chiari, stampa decisa. Becca superiore a pp. 182. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1929. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Ist American Edition. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Small bookstore sticker on rear end paper, pages slightly toned. Jacket with limited professional restoration, presenting as near fine. .

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Vladimir Jabotinsky

      June 5, 1929. Scarce, partly-printed Document signed <I>"Vladimir Jabotinsky"</I>, as Vice-President of the Judea Insurance Company, 4pp (with attached addendum), 12" x 18", museum quality framed to 19" x 25.5", June 5, 1929, Jerusalem, Palestine, being a Life Insurance policy printed in English and Hebrew. Later in 1929, Jabotinsky left Palestine to attend the Sixteenth Zionist Congress. The British authorities did not allow him to return. Jabotinsky was a complex personality, combining cynic and idealist. He assumed that there was no way for the Jews to regain any part of Palestine without a war with the Arabs, yet at the same time he assumed that the Jewish state would contain Arab citizens. Folds, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      Faber & Faber, London 1929 - One of 500 copies SIGNED by Yeats, (large paper copies). Yeats's single poem is illustrated with two drawings. Original thin gilt-lettered blue boards. Some loss of paper rubbed of the top of the fragile spine Light edge wear. Hinges are tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sur talons rouges. Aquarelles de Gerda Wegener.

      Briffault. PAPERBACK. Paris, 1929. 4to, en broche / wraps, 152 pp. With twelve aquarelles by Gerda Wegener. No. 419, one of 400 copies on Verges d'Arches. First edition thus. This copy with fine contents and in a custom cloth slipcase with morocco spine label. Wraps torn and frayed at spine, front wrap detached but present. An attractive and presentable copy despite the tearing to wraps, good condition overall / bon etat. Beautifully illustrated with vaguely erotic scenes from the stories. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1929. First Edition.

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        Cowboys North and South

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 - xvii, 217pp. Large octavo. Grey textured cloth with black lettering stamped on spine and front board and a drawing of a cowboy and a horse in brown stamped to the front board. Light bumping/wear to the head and tail of the spine and corners. Clean, tight text block with line drawings throughout. Illustrated dust jacket has been price clipped and suffers from some chipping and edgewear; toning to the jacket's spine. An inscription and drawing done by Will James on the ffep. Overall, a very good inscribed copy. Contains an original drawing by Will James done in black ink, along with a warm inscription to "Ross Welch". This is a wonderfully well preserved and inscribed reprint copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Leaves from a Missionary's Notebook.

      Secker & Warburg, London(1929). First edition of the author's first regularly published book, of which 125 numbered and signed copies were printed on vellum paper - this copy is neither numbered or signed, but marked "file Secker" in pencil. 4to. Unpaginated. Yellow cloth lettered in gold at upper board. Illustrated throughout with two-colour drawings by the author, many of them full-page and with his facsimile captions. Upper edges of boards a little discoloured, and with a little light finger marking to endpapers and a strip of nigh-on invisible browning. A very good copy in the handsome Tennant-designed pictorial dust wrapper, chipped with half a dozen small areas of loss and some upper edge creasing. A most uncommon book by 'the brightest' of the Bright Young Things, and the long-term lover of Siegfried Sassoon.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Fair

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        Man-Killers and Marauders

      London: HF&G Witherby, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 223 pp, ill. Some big game encounters of an African hunter. By the author of Giants of the Forest and several other popular big game hunting books. Hunting throughout a Rhodesian rainy season when the author had a lot of time to spend tracking. Very scarce, certainly the scarcest of all Chadwick titles. Chadwick emigrated to South Africa in the 1920s where he became a member of the Bechuanaland Protectorate Police and eventually a professional hunter. VG only in orig red gilt cloth. Some corner wear. Spine faded slightly where top of jacket chipped off. Jacket is fair only but is very rare. We have never had this ins dj before. DJ is 95% present but the 5% missing is the top of the spine where the author/title is.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        FROM THE DEEP WOODS TO CIVILIZATION Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian

      Little Brown, Boston, MA 1929 - Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Previous owner's name. Owner stamped inside and edge of pages. ; SIGNED by author. ; B&W Illustrations; 206 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph album compiled by an African American railroad steward including one image of the aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riot

      Kansas City, Tulsa, Buffalo, 1929. Album. Very good. This 11.5" x 7" album contains about 65 b/w photographs, most approximately 5" x 3.5" or 4.5" x 2". Some of the photos have been trimmed to shape. Seven or eight pieces of ephemera (greeting cards, business cards, medical treatment receipt, news clippings, etc.) Three sepia portrait photos, including one of Hardy, are laid-in. Overall, in very nice shape. Some photos have minor edge-wear or are cut to shape. Several have missing or creased corners, and a person has been excised from one group image. Minor wear to the album cover. Very nice grouping of photos showing young, well-to-do African-American men and women. One shows a Hardy carrying a large traveling bag; one shows destruction from the Tulsa Race Riot; two show men and women in graduation robes, and many are posed shots of family or friends with several taken at the "Scout" statue in Kansas City, Missouri. The ephemera includes several business cards from professionals of color (physician, dentist, chemistry professor), a treatment receipt from the University of Michigan Health Service, several greeting cards (one with a photo of Hardy's wife, Marie), and a later mid-1930s news clipping Miss Eva Bateman (Noles) had been accepted as the first African-American student to attend the E. J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1940 census records show that the Hardys, both college graduates, lived in Buffalo, New York, and that Herbert was a railroad steward. Bateman-Noles went on to a distinguished nursing career and retired as the Director of Nursing at Buffalo's famed Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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      1929. CZECH AVANT-GARDE BOOK DESIGN. A collection of 88 books with covers designed by Drtikol, Frantisek Muzika, Jindrich Styrsky, Ladislav Sutnar, Toyen and others. Prague: Various publisher's, 1929-48.A representative collection of Czech book cover designs from between the wars. Imaginative photomontages by renowned Czech artists, photographers and designers grace the covers of both Czech and translated literature. Includes rare covers by Drtikol, and several by one of the most important of the Czech surrealists, Jindrich Styrsky. While copies of the books have survived, it is extremely hard to find copies still in their fragile wrappers, as here. In good to fine condition. Please inquire for a full list.

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        Peka? Jan Marhoul: román [The baker Jan Marhoul: a novel]

      Prague: Odeon, 1929. Octavo (19.8 x 13.7 cm). Original decorative wrappers by Karel Teige; 134, [3] pp. This copy unnumbered, but signed and inscribed by the author and Toyen to Vit?zslav Nezval. Very good or better; with very faint soil to wrappers. Third edition (but first illustrated) of the acclaimed novel by Vancura (1891-1942), an early member of the Devetsil avant-garde group and co-formulator of the Poetism movement. This edition was the first to feature the illustrations by Czech surrealist artist Toyen (Marie Cermínová, 1902-1980). An important, outstanding association copy, warmly inscribed by Vancura and Toyen to Vítezslav Nezval (1900-1958) in the year of publication, "for his passionate praise." Nezval was another leading light of Czech poetism and, later, surrealism, and an early member of Devetsil famous both for his energy as an organizer of the avant-garde and for his prolific output of highly lyrical and associative verse. Cover featured in Vloemans 2012 (no. 164).

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        POEMS 1886-1929

      London: [Printed at the Chiswick Press for] Macmillan & Co., Ltd, 1929. No. 145 OF 525 SIGNED COPIES. This beautifully produced set, printed on handmade paper and tastefully bound, collects all of the Nobel Laureate's poetry, including not only those from previously published volumes of verse, but also poems that appeared in Kipling's novels, and those that were contributed to magazines or newspapers. Though better known for his stories of adventure, Kipling was a most accomplished poet. After praising the brilliance of his fiction, DNB concludes, "what may be said of his prose work may apply even more strongly to his poetry, whose extraordinary variety of form and content is only now beginning to be appreciated. Among modern writers in English, only Thomas Hardy can be compared to Kipling for high achievement in both poetry and prose." This set is mostly unread: only the first 56 pages of the first volume have been opened.. 275 x 195 mm. (10 3/4 x 7 3/4"). Three volumes. No. 145 OF 525 SIGNED COPIES. Publisher's deluxe burgundy morocco, raised bands, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and ALMOST ENTIRELY UNOPENED. Volume I with frontispiece portrait in dry point by Francis Dodd (signed by the artist in pencil). Stewart 574. Spines uniformly faded to light brown, a few trifling marks to the leather, but A VERY FINE SET, PRISTINE INTERNALLY. This beautifully produced set, printed on handmade paper and tastefully bound, collects all of the Nobel Laureate's poetry, including not only those from previously published volumes of verse, but also poems that appeared in Kipling's novels, and those that were contributed to magazines or newspapers. Though better known for his stories of adventure, Kipling was a most accomplished poet. After praising the brilliance of his fiction, DNB concludes, "what may be said of his prose work may apply even more strongly to his poetry, whose extraordinary variety of form and content is only now beginning to be appreciated. Among modern writers in English, only Thomas Hardy can be compared to Kipling for high achievement in both poetry and prose." This set is mostly unread: only the first 56 pages of the first volume have been opened.

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        Via Crucis [Proof Copy]

      Ditchling, Sussex: St. Dominic's Press. [Privately printed for Mr. and Mrs. Reed-Lewis], 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Gill, Eric. Uncommon in any form. We find only four copies on OCLC and none currently in the trade. Plain black cloth, blue ribbon bookmark bound in; 14 simple wood engravings by an unknown illustrator; recessed pocket at rear; Eric Gill's St. Dominic's press mark ("S D P and Cross," P145) to title page. PROOF COPY with marginalia and corrections regarding printing issues (spacing, capitalization, etc.) scattered throughout, in a hand we speculate to be Hilary Douglas Clarke Pepler's based on writing and editing samples currently in our possession. Pepler began St. Dominic's Press in 1916, and cofounded the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic with Eric Gill and Desmond Chute in 1920. Octavo (7-7/8" x 5-3/8"), pagination: 1-32. Very good +, with modest wear, LACKING the crucifix meant to be stored in the rear pocket. Taylor and Sewell no. A181. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.

      China: , 1929-32. Landscape quarto (280 x 370 mm). Chinese commercial album of pale brown sheep, coloured images on covers (front showing the famous Nine Dragon Screen, Beihai Park, Beijing and lettered "1930 - 1932 Tientsin, China", back showing a full-length portrait of a Chinese warrior), cord ties through punched holes with white metal eyelets, coloured Chinese pin-ups on pastedowns. 104 pp. black heavy stock paper leaves (each with tissue guard), 655 corner-mounted original photographs (with red, black or marbled pink ornamental mounts) measuring between 45 x 65 mm and 215 x 280 mm, numerous postcards, photo postcards, postage stamps. Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China. This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented street life that always fascinated the visiting Westerner (peddlers, barbers, gamblers, shoemakers, the deformed bound "lotus feet" of Chinese women, decapitated heads of criminals hung from lamp posts) to personal photographs of ice skating on frozen canals, temples, funerals, graves, pagodas, statues of the Buddha, sampans and junks, the famous Marble Boat (also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease, a lakeside pavilion situated in the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing), and, naturally, the Great Wall. Towards the end of the album there is a fine series of some 100 candid smaller images (measuring 60 x 60 mm) taken in and around Beijing (clearly photographed in the winter as infantrymen are pictured wearing fur hats and greatcoats) showing the astrolabe at the Ancient Observatory (Guguanxiangtai), scenes in the complex of the Forbidden City and on the Sacred Road leading to the Ming Tombs (two figures are shown with cameras, one a fellow soldier and another bearing some resemblance to the celebrated Swedish Sinologist Sven Hedin). At this time Tientsin (Tianjin) was divided into "concession territories": through an agreement with the Qing dynasty, Japan, Britain, the US, and a number of European powers (France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Austria-Hungary) administered different sections of the city. This process had begun in 1860 with concessions to Britain and France and led to the rapid development of Tientsin over the next half century. The US 15th Infantry were originally stationed in Tientsin (Tianjin) in 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion, and served there until March 1938. This long service gave rise to their nickname of "The Old China Hands" and the adoption of the Chinese dragon on the unit insignia. During this period of ceaseless turmoil in China the regiment provided protection against marauding bandits and warlord armies vying for control; the Chinese Memorial Gate (pictured here and now at Fort Benning, Georgia) was presented to the regiment in 1925 by local villages, in gratitude for the vital security role played by the 15th in combatting the invading army of warlord Feng Yuxiang. During this period the north east of China was affected by the brief but bloody Sino-Soviet Conflict of July-September 1929 – for control of the strategically important Chinese Eastern Railway – and the Tientsin Incident of 1931, when the Kwantung Army of Japan, acting independently, invaded Manchuria and established the puppet state of Manchukuo. Four photographs entitled "The War of Tientsin in Pictures" shows barricaded and sandbagged streets in the city. There is also a sequence of twelve images of the "Shanghai War", showing both Japanese and Chinese soldiers (some manning the Great Wall): this relates to the Shanghai or January 28 Incident of 1932, instigated by the Japanese bombing of Shanghai and the subsequent armed conflict. The album opens with a fine formal photograph of G Company (under the command of Captain S. C. Robertson) and there are, scattered throughout the volume, images of the unit on parade, at the rifle range, mounting guard duty (including "comedy guard"), on training exercises ("wall scaling", "wire laying", "rickshaw racing"), the "Can Do" week of events celebrating the unit's motto, "recreation park stands during ball game between Japanese and Chinese civilians", and many images of identified fellow "doughboys". There are glimpses of the veteran USAT (US Army Transport) ships "Thomas" and "Grant" and scenes from the 15th's journey out to China – at San Francisco, Honolulu, Guam, and the US military airfield at Nichols Field in the Philippines. Another aspect of a soldier's life overseas is "hidden" beneath a colour illustration of Beijing's Nine Dragon Screen: the names of some 13 "floozies" with names such as "Rosie Hot Pants", "The Merry Widow" and "Cock Eye" and personal attributes ranging from "Dirty Neck" to "Good Looking". Soldiers from the other "concession territories" of Tientsin (Italy, France, and Britain) are also captured, along with some fine snapshots of American and Chinese soldiers fraternizing (these are dated 29 and 30 May 1929). Loosely inserted are two attractively-produced menu cards: for Christmas 1930 (with an original photo postcard of Company G on the cover) and Thanksgiving 1931 (Company F). The compiler of this album may have been Private Rudolph M. Bergner: there is a small pencil mark next to his name in the Christmas 1930 menu card and his name also appears in the Company F Thanksgiving menu. A fascinating archive of both original and commercial photographs that gives an engrossing view from the perspective of a serving soldier during a period of violent upheaval and historic change in modern China: a period that foreshadowed the gathering storm of the Second World War.

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        The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: John Murray, 1929. [Detective Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.320. Original red/pink cloth, titled in gilt.Internally very clean with none of the foxing that besets this textblock, flyleaves a touch browned, neat owner name, cloth covers are bright, gilt a shade dulled to backstip, minor shelfwear. A near fine copy. The last of the original Sherlock Holmes books, being twelve cases for the great detective which had been published serially in The Strand Magazine, and collected here with a new preface by the author. De Waal [573] Green & Gibson p198 [A46a], also p575.

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        Red Harvest

      Alfed A. Knopf - Dust jacket in very good condition. First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. In mismatched contemporary Grosset & Dunlap dust jacket. Dated 1929 on title page and copyright page with no additional printings. Light rubbing and scuffing to jacket; minor creasing to jacket edges; jacket is otherwise in remarkably good shape. Rubbing, scuffing and minor smudging to cloth; bumping and some fraying to cloth extremities; bookplate on front pastedown; discreet bookstore sticker to rear pastedown; binding is loose at pp. 68-69 but intact; faint uniform age toning throughout text. Overall, a great copy. Mylar protective sleeve included. Secure packaging for safe delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHANGHAI BIRDS: A Study of Bird Life in Shanghai & Surrounding Districts.

      Shanghai 1929, N. China Daily. Green cloth, 243p., 22 color, 1 b.w. plate, showing 75 birds. A R A R E B O O K Covering all types of birds, including crow, magpie, wren, thrush, blackbird, robin, flycatcher, shrike, warbler, haw- finch, sparrow, bunting, skylark, wagtail, woodpecker, king- fisher, cuckoo, quail, dove, sandpaper, gull, heron, egret &c., also includes a glossary of special terms, index of common names, good information on the identification and ob- servation of birds, a short list of common birds, notes on sounds made by birds, their naming, migration, and some re- marks on orientation, instinct, & a possible 'extra sense,' excellent color illustrations by H. Gronvold. Wood p.628. .

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        Un pays aimé des peintres. Sites et monuments de la région de Crémieu. Cent quarante dessins et une eau-forte par Joanny Drevet.

      Lyon, Pierre Masson, 1929, demi-chagrin moderne, dos à nerfs, dos et plats de la couv. cons. -15 illustrations in-texte et une sur le premier plat de la couv. - in-4 de VIII-214-(2) pp. + 100 pl. h.t. ; Edition originale.Tiré à 699 exemplaires. Un des 600 ex. sur papier vélin d'Arches.Ouvrage couronné par le prix Charles Blanc de l'Académie française.

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        Hundert Jahre Reclam. Festrede von Thomas Mann gehalten bei dem Festakt anlässlich der Hundert-Jahr-Feier des Verlages Philipp Reclam jun. am 1. Okt. 1928. Mit 26 Steinzeichnungen von Eugen Spiro. [Signierte Erstausgabe].

      Leipzig, Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun. 1929 - 4°. 30,5 cm. 34 Seiten. Illustrierter Original-Pappband, gebunden. In eigens für das Buch gefertigter brauner Ganzlederkassette mit blauem Samtbezug. Erste Ausgabe. WG 2, 41. Nummer 456 von 1000 (gesamt 2000) nummerierten und von Thomas Mann und Eugen Spiro signierten Exemplaren. Handsteindruck von Hermann Birkholz, Berlin. Buchdruck von Philipp Reclam jun., Leipzig. Rücken sauber mit farblosem Klebeband verstärkt. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf. - Wundergarten der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. - Wunder in der Natur. Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. Mit einer Einführung von Otto Dannenberg. 3 Bände.

      Berlin bzw. Leipzig, Verlag Ernst Wasmuth; Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft bzw. H. Schmidt & C. Günther Pantheon-Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1929; 1932; 1942. 4°. Mit zus. einem mont. Titelportrait u. 360 Tafeln in Kupfertiefdruck von Karl Blossfeldt. XVII (1) S., 1 Bl.; XIII (1) S., 1 Bl.; 5 Bll., OLwd.-Bde. Erstausgaben („Urformen der Kunst“ in der - abgesehen vom Auflagenvermerk auf der Titelrückseite - identen zweiten Auflage). - „Wunder in der Natur“ enthält eine Auswahl von Fotografien der ersten beiden Bände. - Einbände tlw. etw. berieben, bestoßen bzw. stockfleckig. Vorsätze von „Wundergarten der Natur“ stockfleckig. Vorsatz von „Wunder in der Natur“ mit Widmung. - Versand D: 9,80 EUR Blossfeldt, Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf. - Wundergarten der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. - Wunder in der Natur. Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. Mit einer Einführung von Otto Dannenberg, Neue Sachlichkeit, Fotografie, Photographie

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      OWELL, Lieutenant E.V: Wooden painted soldiers by Lt E.V Howell circa 1929. Lieutenant Ernest Vernon Howell was born on 7th May 1891 and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery on 8th September 1917. He was promoted Lieutenant on 4th March 1919 and discharged from the army on 16th June 1920. In May 1929 he wrote to the Curator of Lancaster Museum on hearing the news of the establishment of the King's Own Museum. He wrote "I am an invalided ex officer (retired) and have now taken up my former hobby of painting etc to support myself and family. I am specialising in sketches etc of past and present uniforms of the British Army." The figures, are approx 11 inches high and they originally cost 6 shillings and 6 pence each. Figures were also available at 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 feet high. (25, 35, 50, 70 shillings and £5 5 shillings respectively). "The wooden figures in my opinion" he wrote "make the more interesting exhibits for museum purposes, the two foot and three foot sizes being most suitable. They are large enough to shew the small details which are often so important in uniforms" Lieutenant Howell had already provided figures to the Royal Scots Regiment, Royal Scots Fusiliers, The Rifle Brigade, The Worcester Regiment and The Border Regiment. These figures depict a private of The Buffs regiment for 1742, Grenadiers for 1751 and 1768, a private for 1792 and others for 1811and 1838. A private of The Light Company of 1854 and an sergeant for 1904 bring up the rear.

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        Emilio Salgari * Phönix Verlag Carl Siwinna (1929-1934) * 32 Bände komplett

      Biete die komplette 32-bändige Reihe der Abenteuerromane von Emilio Salgari an, erschienen im Phönix Verlag Carl Siwinna Berlin. 32 Bände (teils mit aufmontierten farbigen Deckelbildern), erschienen zwischen 1929 und 1934. Alle Bände haben einen Schutzumschlag und sind jeweils mit einem Frontispiz versehen. 28 Bände sind in blaues Ganzleinen gebunden, 3 Bände in graues Ganzleinen und 1 Band in oranges Halbleinen. Band 1: Der schwarze Korsar (1929) Band 2: Die Karibenkönigin (1929) Band 3: Die Geheimnisse der schwarzen Dschungel (1929) Band 4: Der Lichtberg (1929) Band 5: Die algerischen Panther (1929) Band 6: Die Stadt des Königs Lebroso (1929) Band 7: Pharaonentöchter (1929) Band 8: Obermatrose Teer (1929) Band 9: Der Sohn des Roten Korsaren (1930) Band 10: Im Luftschiff durch Afrika (1930) Band 11: Die Schrecken Sibiriens (1930) Band 12: Der Bergkönig (1930) Band 13: Unter chinesischen Rebellen (1930) Band 14: Der Kampf um Mompracem (1930) Band 15: Die Herrin der Goldfelder (1930) Band 16: Die Tiger von Mompracem (1930) Band 17: Die Tochter des Schwarzen Korsaren (1930) Band 18: Die letzten Freibeuter (1930) Band 19: Hauptmann Tempesta (1930) Band 20: Die Diamantenhöhlen (1930) Band 21: Im Unterseeboot zum Nordpol (1931) Band 22: Karthago in Flammen (1931) Band 23: Der Löwe von Damaskus (1931) Band 24: Indianerrache (1931) Band 25: Die Skalpjägerin (1931) Band 26: Minnehahas Ende (1931) Band 27: Die Flucht aus der Fremdenlegion (1932) Band 28: Das Sklavenschiff (1932) Band 29: Die Braut des Korsaren (1932) Band 30: Die Kreuzfahrt des Skorpion (1932) Band 31: Wüstenräuber (1934) Band 32: Die Goldgräber von Alaska (1934) Alle Bände sind mehrfach gelesen, jedoch allesamt in gutem altersgemäßen und sammelwürdigen Zustand. Die Ränder, Ecken und Buchrücken sind gebrauchsmäßig bestoßen. Einige wenige Bände sind leicht leseschief. Die blauen Leinen sind bei einigen Büchern teils etwas ausgeblichen, teils altersfleckig. Innen sind die Bände, bis auf die üblichen Altersbräunungen, in sauberem Zustand. Die Bindungen bei allen Bänden sind intakt. Es gibt keine losen oder lockeren Seiten. Bei einigen Bänden sind handschriftliche Besitzervermerke oder Besitzerstempel im Vorsatz oder auf dem Titelblatt. Die Schutzumschläge sind Kopien der alten Umschläge diese Kopien habe ich im Laufe der Zeit aus den verschiedensten Quellen erhalten oder käuflich erworben. Die Kopien haben naturgemäß nicht mehr die bildliche und graphische Qualität der alten Umschläge, da diese im Laufe der Zeit teils an den Rändern eingerissen sind, teils im Laufe der Zeit etwas verblichen oder auch nachgedunkelt sind.

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        All Quiet on the Western Front Translated from the German by AW Wheen

      First English edition. 8vo., original buff buckram, dust jacket. London, G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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