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        Dark Star

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929. First edition. vg/g. octavo 343pp A very good copy in good dust jacket. This is the SIGNED limited numbered edition, signed by Lorna Moon. Jacket shows wear with some creases and and small pieces missing from bottom of spine and corners. Also jacket shows some chipping at top of spine. The book shows one inch of darkening at edge of spine and some light rubbing along bottom edges. scans available on request.

      [Bookseller: Midway Used and Rare Books]
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        foto-auge. -- Oeil et Photo -- Photo Eye. 76 Fotos der Zeit, zusammengestellt von Franz Roh und Jan Tschichold. Stuttgart. Akademischer Verlag Fritz Wedekind 1929. 29,5 x 21 cm. 18 Seiten Text und 76 ganzseitige Fototafeln. Illustrierte Originalbroschur mit einer Fotomontage von El Lissitzky (Selbstbildnis) auf dem Vorderumschlag..

      Akademischer Verlag Fritz Wedekind. Originalausgabe. Text auf deutsch, französisch und englisch. Der Band erschien im Umfeld der bedeutenden Werkbundausstellung „Film und Foto" von 1929 in Stuttgart. Er enthält Fotos u.a. von Willi Baumeister, Herbert Bayer, Max Ernst, Hans Finsler, Hannah Höch, El Lissitzky, L. Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Renger Patzsch, Karel Teige und Vordemberge-Gildewart. Die herausragende Gestaltung des Buches lag in den Händen von Jan Tschichold. Gutes Exemplar eines der schönsten und bedeutendsten Fotobücher der Zwanziger Jahre. In diesem Zustand sehr selten. Referenz: The open book, Seite 82 und 83 mit Abbildungen - Parr/Badger, The photobook, Band 1, Seite 99 mit Abbildungen - Andel, Avant-Garde Page design, 347 mit Abbildung auf Seite 262 - The Avant-Garde applied, Cat.L321 mit Abbildung auf Seite 335

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        DER IDISHER FARMER [COMPLETE, VOL. 22, 1-12]

      New York: The Jewish Agricultural And Industrial Aid Society(1929). First edition. Period Boards. 255 pages. 31 cm. In Yiddish and English. Title translates to "The Yiddish Farmer. " Whereas earlier agriculture societies sought to resettle groups of new immigrants in farming colonies, generally preferred to support Jewish famers on an individual basis. In its early years. The Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, incorporated in 1900. Focused its efforts on procuring land for prospective [Jewish] farmers and on helping them manage financially. After a few years it widened its mission and began to engage in education. In 1908 the Society founded The Jewish Farmer, for many years the only agricultural magazine in the world published in Yiddish. The monthly contained articles on scientific farming and advertisements for services and good needed by farmers. In its early years an English page was added for the children of immigrant farmers" (Kinsberg, "People of Faith" JTS, 2003) . SUBJECTS: Jewish farmers -- Periodicals. Jews -- Agriculture -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 libraries with holdings, but most of these are partial, often only fragmentary. A different single volume of 12 issues sold at auction in 2015 for over $7000 with commission. Ex-library with markings only on boards. Very Good Condition. (YID-27-32)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Vies Imaginaires.

      Paris Le Livre Contemporain 1929 - 4to (27.6 x 24.1 cm). With 60 colour pochoir engravings, including 15 hors text and 42 in text, wood-engraved by Pierre Bouchet. Loose as issued in original wrappers with fine pochoir illustration to upper cover, contemporary slipcase and chemise. No. 59 of 120 copies created specially for members of Le Livre Contemporain under the direction of E. de Crauzat and A. Bertaut. This copy belonged to Monsieur C. Gauthier Lathuille. The work itself is a collection of 22 semi-biographical short stories about Petronius, Lucretius, Paolo Ucello, Pocahontas, William Kidd and other historical figures, first published in the newspaper Le Journal between 1894 and 1895. Incorporating myth and fantasy with historical facts, they are considered among the first of the genre of biographical fiction. Jorge Luis Borges was extremely fond of Schwob's writing. Barbier's plates are devoted to the subjects that interested him most. While preserving the settings and costumes of their times, he makes them all inhabitants of an elegant, ambiguous country in which conventional expectations are invariably disappointed. Of particular note are the frontispiece, showing the muse of intimate history gazing into a globe and dictating what she sees to Cupid; Clodia accompanying her brother to a Roman brothel; and Pocahontas meeting Captain John Smith. Georges Rivière, Catalogue 1967, No. 153; Ritchie 30; B. Martorelli, George Barbier, The Birth of Art Deco, page 139; Monod 10223; Carteret IV, 361. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Urbanisme en Suisse

      Neuchatel, Switzerland: Edition Delachaux & Niestle S.A., 1929. Original wraps. Near Fine. A very sharp copy of this uncommon 1929 study of the population growth --and the increasing urbanization-- of specific towns and provinces in Switzerland. Published in conjunction with "La Federation Des Architectes Suisses", the study includes detailed maps (many in vivid, offsetting colors) of the roads, tunnels, train lines, typographies, etc. of particular Swiss regions. Crisp and Near Fine in its printed beige wrappers. And internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. Tall quarto, scholarly and very impressive.

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        The World Crisis. 6 vols.

      1929 1929 - [1: 1911–1914. 2: 1915. 3-4: 1916–1918, Part I and II. 5: The Aftermath. 6: The Eastern Front]. First Editions, first impressions. London: Thornton Butterworth 1923-31. Illustr. A few leaves weakly discoloured in margins, otherwise clean and well-preserved copy bound with all edged gilt in nice newer dark blue halfleather with spines richly gilt. In cloth-box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Alexis ou le traité du vain combat

      First edition, one of 75 numbered copies on Arches paper, ours number one in Roman numeral, only leading copies.Small tear in the foot of a bit, without gravity, at the level of witnesses, some slight bites.Rare and beautiful copy. Au sans pareil Paris 1929 15x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        uvre romanesque. Romans du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècle. Le Bon Plaisir - L'Escapade - L'Illusion héroïque de Tito Bassi - La Double Maîtresse - Les Rencontres de M. de Bréot - La Pécheresse.

      Editions du Trianon 1929-1931, Paris - Six volumes in-8 (20,5 x 18 cm), 320-(2) pp. ; 291-(4) pp. ; 161-(3) pp. ; 502-(2) pp. ; 287-(3) pp. ; 373 pp. demi-maroquin à gros grain, dos à nerfs. Les suites sur Japon sont toutes montées sur onglets en fin d'ouvrage. Edition tirée à 1975 exemplaires ; celui-ci est le premier des dix exemplaires hors-commerce de tête sur Japon impérial, accompagnés d'une suite sur Japon et spécialement justifié pour l'éditeur. Chaque volume est illustré de gravures sur bois par un artiste différent et il est enrichi de la façon suivante :tome 1 : Le Bon Plaisir, illustrations de Raphaël Drouart (un dessin dédicacé). Tome 2 : L'Escapade, illustrations de Pierre-Eugène Vibert (bulletin de souscription). Tome 3 : L'Illusion héroïque de Tito Bassi, illustrations de Constant Le Breton (un dessin). Tome 4 : La Double Maîtresse, illustrations de Pierre Dubreuil (un dessin en couleurs). Tome 5 : Les Rencontres de M. de Bréot, illustrations de Georges Tcherkessof. Tome 6 : La Pécheresse, illustrations de Pierre Gandon (portrait à la mine de plomb d'Henri de Régnier, huit fumés sur Chine ou Japon fin).Le premier volume porte un envoi d'Henri de Régnier à Stanislas Kahan, directeur des Editions du Trianon et on joint cinq lettres autographes signées d'Henri Régnier à son éditeur (dont trois avec l'enveloppe dont l'une porte le cachet de l'auteur), toutes relatives à l'élaboration de la présente édition. Langue : Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Antoine]
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        On Alexander's Track to the Indus. Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India carried out under the orders of H.M. Indian Government.

      Macmillan and Co London 1929 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 182pp., numerous photographic illustrations, several folding, 2 folding maps, original brown cloth gilt, gilt medallion to upper cover, split to inner hinge but firm, light wear, a very good copy. The routes and battlefields of Alexander's campaign in the east had been a long-standing interest of Stein's and whilst surveying for the Indian Government on the North-West frontier he was able to indulge his fascination. Yakushi S336. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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]
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        The Byzantine Achievement An Historical Perspective AD 330 1453

      Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, George Routledge.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        YINGL UN MAYDL; CHAVERSHE SHMUESN WEGN DER GESHLECHTSFRAGE;

      Riga, "undzer Zukunft"(1929). 1st Yiddish Edition. 8vo, Later cloth with Original modernist color wrappers bound in, 159 pages. Includes illustrations of the human reproductive organs, labeled in Yiddish. In addition to the important content, the design of the cover is classic late 1920s modernist Yiddish book design, with the use of black and red lines and circles amongst the Yiddish lettering. Originally published in German as "Bub und Ma del; Gespra che unter Kameraden u ber die Geschlechterfrage, " the title translates as, "Guy and Gal: A Comradely Discussion about the Question of Morals. " 1st Yiddish translation, from Riga, of Max Hoddans progressive pro-sex discussion of changing sexual morals, advocating for a more open and liberal view of sexuality. Hodan who was Jewish, was Berlin's chief medical officer (surgeon-general) , and published the "Worker's Sexual Magazine, " perhaps not a surprise as "Hodan had been involved in the sex reform movement in Germany. His book gives us a good example of the price which the sex reformers took in what they saw as the dangerous struggle with puritanical ideas. Hodan wrote that the history of sexology was a 'record of the resistance of the champions of obsolete ideas and customs, threatened in their security and supremacy bu the pioneers of constructive progress'" (Jeffreys, The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality, 1880-1930. P. 186) . SUBJECT(S) : Sex. Sexual ethics. Sex instructions. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Royal Danish Lib, Cleveland Pub Lib, YIVO, HUC, Oxford) . Paper toning as expected, but not fragile. A very solid attractive copy (YID-26-14)

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        Kenya Mountain

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Plates; Large Folding Map. Xv, 219 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Inscribed To "Young Thing" Silvia James, Sister Of The Poet, Artist And Patron Of The Surrealists Edward James: " Dear Silvia, Since You Chose The Illustrations And The Binding, And Passed The Printing And The Paper, (And Everyone Says Those Are The Successes) All That Remains For Me To Do Is To Beg You To Be Lenient With The Rest Of The Book. Yours Ever, Eric Dutton 1929". Also With The Publisher's Inquiry Card Laid In Loosely. Book With Light Wear, But Repaired Chipping To Area At Upper Top Edge Of Spine And Front Upper Tip.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        EDWARD THE SECOND

      The Aquila Press, Kensington 1929 - Front cover onlay red leather coat-of-arms of Edwards the Second. Gilt rules with corner scrolled letters. Spine gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. This edition was limited to 500 copies. NUMBERS 1-50 BEING HAND-COLOURED AND PRINTED ON MAILLOL HAND-MADE PAPER, THIS BEING COPY NUMBER 13. Free edge of binding is slightly splayed, as is always seen in these vellum bindings. Type was hand-set in 14 pt. Caslon Old Face and printed by hand on hand-made paper. The shields were drawn by Alexina Ogiluie and emblazoned by A Alexander asnd Sons. Bound by James Burns and Company, Ltd. Exquisite typography, wide margins. A lovely reprinting of the 1594 London edition. See photos. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Dream of the Red Chamber

      New York: Doubleday, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. 1st American edition (in English) of the all-time best selling Chinese novel. A laid-in clipping has offset at page 208 else very good in a price clipped dustjacket with chips, tears, and neat strengthening, but a good jacket, and yes it's flawed, but the old anvil laughs at many broken hammers, and it's the only one I've had (the cleanest shirt in the hamper) because this book has been hard to find in jacket since the ark docked. A novel written in, and set in, the 18th century (Qing dynasty) about conflicts undermining a sizable household, their rise and fall, contrasted alongside their loyalties to, and their plots against, one another, a microcosm that often mirrors the macrocosm of Qing Imperial politics, its ethics, customs, education, religion, economics, laws, culture, and intrigues, during the last period of China's feudal era. Our 1st American edition is preceded in English by a quirky 1892-1893 Hong Kong edition, but quirky or not, that's the real 1st edition in English and thus it's worth more money. The rule that "1st editions are always more valuable than reprints of them" has its exceptions, but the exceptions are so few, and the individual reasons for their exception vary, and vary so haphazardly, that all attempts to form guidelines turn into a long climb up Mt. Anthill, and habitually lead to treeing the wrong bobcat. And in the "so few exceptions to the rule department" here's my query: Is Kim Jong-un, the only Asian who tests badly?

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        The Sound and the Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929 New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First edition, first printing. Publisher's quarter cream cloth, lettered in black, black and white patterned paper-covered boards, matching black and white coated endpapers, top edge stained black, fore edge untrimmed; lacking the original dust jacket. A very good copy with some wear and toning to extremities, minor tearing to cloth at spine ends, light toning to page edges, and offsetting to pp. 370-371 from something laid in that has since been removed, contemporary ownership signature to front pastedown. An attractive copy. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. The Sound and the Fury is Faulkner's fourth novel and features the Compson family, a once respected aristocratic family that has fallen into hard times, both financially and socially, in the 20th century. Like many of the author's works, The Sound and the Fury is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi, based on Faulkner's childhood experiences in Oxford. The novel is primarily written in stream-of-consciousness style and each of its four sections is narrated by and/or focuses on a different family member, each of which is affected by the family's plight in his or her own way. In Faulkner's non-chronological plot, the story is interspersed with characters' asynchronous thoughts and flashbacks. The Sound and the Fury is one of Faulkner's most highly acclaimed novels and played a major role in his receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        A HISTORY OF EARLY CHINESE ART.

      London Ernest Benn -30 1929 - FIRST EDITIONS, 4 volumes, 1929-30, COMPLETE SET. Thick 4to, 320 x 230 mm, 13 x 9 inches, 476 half tone plates with tissue guards, 372 pages, text illustrations, original publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spines. Slight shelf wear to extremities, a few light scratches and pale marks to covers, occasional light foxing, Volume 3 has a slight abrasion to the top corners, affecting the tips of the corners on about 100 pages, not affecting text or images, otherwise a very good clean sturdy set. Volume 1: The Prehistoric and Pre-Han Periods; Volume 2: The Han Period; Volume 3: Sculpture; Volume 4: Architecture. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        [The war memoirs.]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd; [v. 4 only:] Chatto and Windus,, 1929-1940. Gallipoli Memories; First Athenian Memories; Greek Memories; Aegean Memories. 4 volumes, octavo. Original cloth (vols. 1 to 3 black, vol. 4 red), spines lettered in gilt, vol. 4 top edge red. With the dust jackets. Photographic frontispieces. 7 photographic plates in vol. 4. Bookplate of The Book Society to front pastedown of vol. 1. Spines slightly rolled, light foxing to edges of text blocks, spine of vol. 4 faded. An excellent set with slightly nicked dust jackets with toned spines, joints just starting. First editions, first impressions, throughout, and scarce thus: Greek Memories (1932), which along with First Athenian Memories (1931) recounted Mackenzie's experiences as director of the Aegean intelligence services in Syria, was withdrawn from sale and saw the author prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in a "famous - frequently farcical - trial at the Old Bailey" (ODNB). Greek Memories contains a contemporary newspaper clipping relating this scandal pasted onto the front free endpaper. As a consequence of the trial, Greek Memories was not widely published until 1939. Lengel describes Gallipoli Memories (1929), "This memoir is full of odd characters and tricky situations, and reads like a novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pansies.

      London: Martin Secker,, 1929. Octavo. Original quarter japon, spine lettered in gilt, orange paper-backed sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, chipped at head of spine panel, folds of spine panel slightly torn with a 6 cm tear to foot of rear fold of spine panel and a 3 cm tear at head of front fold of spine panel, 2 short nicks to rear panel. Signed limited edition, number 180 of 250 copies signed by the author. A trade edition was published the same month.

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        A HISTORY OF EARLY CHINESE ART THE PREHISTORIC AND PRE-HAN PERIODS. THE HAN PERIOD. SCULPTURE. ARCHITECTURE.

      ERNEST BENN 1929-1930, London - 12 1/2'' X 9''. 476 HALF TONE PLATES, 372pp. text. Original blue cloth shows some light wear. Some toning to pages. Some foxing to top edges. A nice Complete set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lost Horizon Bookstore]
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        Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus with a Foreword By Van Wyck Brooks

      Rimmington & Hooper, New York 1929 - This is number 77 of an edition of 374 copies, designed, printed and bound at the Lakeside Press under the direction of William A Kittredge. This copy is from T. E. Lawrence's library at Clouds Hill and bears the correct Clouds Hill Bookplate. It is listed in the catalogue of his library, contained in "T. E. Lawrence by his Friends" where the number of the copy is shown as 77. In edition, it can clearly be seen in a photograph of Clouds Hill, taken after Lawrence's death. It is in very good condition, bound in original orange cloth, contained in its original slipcase that shows some minor wear. The book was first published in 1831, and this limited edition of 1929 is a handome copy. An opportunity to own a well documentated book, from the T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) Library. XXVI pp. + 394pp + colophon. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1929 - Pogany, Willy. Large Paper Issue #196 of 200, signed by the Illustrator. Illustrated in black and white by Will Pogany. 192pp. 8vo. Original red cloth and patterned boards, paper spine label, in printed red original slipcase with wear. Book fine with original glassine Illustrated in black and white by Will Pogany. 192pp. 8vo Large Paper Issue #196 of 200, signed by the Illustrator. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        In a Glass Darkly

      Peter Davies 1929 - In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu, First Edition Thus, Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone and Published by Peter Davies, London 1929. Fine. Original publisher’s Orange Cloth with Titles stamped in black to the spine. An exceptional copy, the boards are deep in colour, an incredibly bright and fresh example, corners are sharp and square, not a mark to the boards, spine has faded ever so slightly, titles are bold and deep, no wear to spine head and foot. The contents are quite remarkable, the block is tight and flush, not a mark anywhere in sight, no Foxing or inscriptions, it looks unread, as perfect an example as you are likely to find. Wrapper: Vg. The original 1929 Dustwrapper has undergone some professional restoration, some loss around the head and foot of the spine and around the hinge corners have been replaced using the finest grade Japanese Tissues and the corresponding artwork has been skilfully re-applied. A tear to the front panel has also been restored. Wrapper is priced at 5/- Net. An incredibly scarce Dustwrapper which now presents very handsomely indeed and houses a beautiful Fine Copy of this seminal work, contains ‘Carmilla’ arguably the greatest Vampire Story ever written. Carmilla was first serialised in ‘The Deep Blue’ (1871-1872) Again, not a single copy of this title is catalogued for sale anywhere online in the Dust Wrapper. A valuable and rare volume. Direct contact is encouraged from potential customers, more scans available on Request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEDUSA A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy and Strange Horror

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1929. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with green titles to the spine. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents slightly spotted at the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Lacking the rare dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front endpaper “Clive Pemberton / from / E. H. Visiak / April 7th 1933”. A superb association copy, inscribed to fellow author of weird and horror tales Clive Pemberton who's first and best known collection “The Weird o' It” published by Henry J. Drane in 1906 is of legendary rarity. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Works

      New York, Random House Inc., 1929 - Designed by Francis Meynell One of 1,600 numbered copies Seven volumes Binding showing some of the usual mottling and variation, foxing to end-papers and fore-edge, otherwise a very nice set; bookseller’s label on front pastedowns. Together with the Nonesuch 1928 Prospectus, wrappers, uncut, a little foxing, otherwise a nice copy Full morocco gilt by A.W. Bain, top edge gilt, others uncut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Selected Poems. Lyrical and Narrative.

      London, Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1929 - First Edition of this book; one of 1500 copies printed. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pekař 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 Vitězslav 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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        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. 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. One page, in ink, on a bifolium letterhead. 12mo

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLANTATION WORKER, SOUTH CAROLINA

      - 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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