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        BLACKMAIL

      New York: World Wide Publishing Co., [1929]. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; maroon cloth over flexible boards, with titles and designed stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 190pp. Spine gilt slightly dulled, with a few tiny spots to upper text edge, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket has a few very tiny chips at spine ends (not affecting lettering) and corner tips, else a bright, Near Fine example of the scarce dustjacket, with superb wraparound artwork. The novelized version of the suspense/mystery play by Charles Bennett, which was first staged in London in February 1928. It closed after just 42 performances, and would likely have remained little more than a brief footnote to the career of Tallulah Bankhead, had Alfred Hitchcock not adapted it into what was touted as the first "all-talking" British film. The film was a hit, and put Hitchcock firmly on the path to becoming the "Master of Suspense." This book, issued in the U.S. as No.9 in the World Wide Edition series, was actually printed in Great Britain but bound by a company in Long Island. A superb copy of an early, uncommon Hitchcock film source.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Reine et serre Chez les fils du désert. Récits d'aventures au pays maure, présentée par J. Kessel

      De france, 1929. poche Broché paperback. Etat Passable car couverture état d'usage. plastifié. petite partie de couverture manquante ( voir photo de jaquette). interieur en etat correct. parfaitement lisible. rare.

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        Last Bookplates

      Flansham, Bognor Regis: The Pear Tree Press, 1929.. Limited edition, no. 81 of 90 copies. 8vo. (iv), iv, (2) pp. Original linen backed black papered boards, printed blue title label to the upper cover, a traditional armorial bookplate of one C.J.J.G. Vosmaer to the front pastedown. Tipped in bookplate of Sheila M. Thompson, illustrator of many of the Press' books, to the verso of the half title plus decoration to the title page and colophon, a head and tailpiece to the introduction and 31 plates, some printed in colours. Just hint of wear to the extremities, a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Account of Salmon Fishing in River Alten.

      Halden 1929. Stor 8vo. 103 s. Rikt illustr. Orig. omsl. Litt smusset. 2 små biter mgl. fra ryggstripen. Hj. knekket. Pen og ren materie.. Medfølger: Faksimiletrykk (i 100 ekspl.) fra 2003 bundet i dekorert kartonbd. m. sjirting rygg

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        Nana. Eaux-fortes de Chas Laborde. 2 vols.

      Paris, Jonquieres, 1929.. 4to. 2 Bll., 214 S., 2 Bll.; 217 S., 1 Bl. Mit 44 (17 farbige ganzseitige) Original-Radierungen von Chas Laborde mit einer zusätzlichen Suite aller Radierungen in Schwarzweiss. Rote Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit 5 Bünden, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und -vergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt, eingebundenem illustr. Orig.-Umschlag.. Eins von 170 (GA 185) num. Exemplaren auf Velin de pur chiffon de Paviot, avec une suite en noir de l'etat definitif des planches. - Rücken gering aufgehellt. - Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        PROYECTO ORIGINAL DE EXTRUCTURACION DEL CASCO ANTIGUO DE BARCELONA, J. DE DALMAU 1929

      1929 PROYECTO DE EXTRUCTURACION DEL CASCO ANTIGUO DE BARCELONA, J. DE DALMAU 1929. CONTIENE. 1,5MX1M. REF MAPS 2.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Bien.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Moonchild. A Prologue

      London: The Mandrake Press, 1929., 1929. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. vii, 335. Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and double rules to spine, white endpapers. Original dust jacket printed in black, blue and yellow, with striking design by Beresford Egan. Binding is fine with some faint spotting to edges; jacket has a little wear to crown of spine, sunned to same. Nonetheless, a crisp, fine copy of Crowley's second published novel; an entertaining tale of rival magickal lodges with numerous, often derogatory, thinly disguised pen portratis of colleagues, friends and enemies. d'Arch Smith: Books of the Beast [pp. 31-32]; Yorke [51]

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        Seventy-Five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and After the Admission of the state to the Union

      San Francisco: John Howell, 1929. El Dorado Edition. tan cloth spine with printed paper label, light green boards, map end papers. Spine and label lightly browned, label with one small spot, spine very lightly bubbled, covers a tad dust soiled, browning offset on end papers from fixed inserts, albeit a fine copy. Quarto. Illustrated with numerous plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc., folding facsimile of the California Star, March 15, 1848 (1st Local mention of gold discovery). This edition extra-illustrated with 20 additional items (original letters, notes, etc. -not facsimiles), as listed on typed table One of 55 copies, extra-illustrated with additional material, signed by the editor and the publisher Superb edition of the work first published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California. Including textual additions and numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. The deluxe El Dorado issue contains: a page from the author's manuscript, Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906, the day of the San Francisco earthquake and fire; a letter and envelope of the "fifties"; Cancelled stock certificate of the famous "Yellow Jacket Silver Mining co." 188; leaf from San Francisco Directory of 1856; Cancelled cheques bearing the signatures of James. G. Fair and John MacKay who, with Flood and O'Brien, were members of the famous "bonanza firm"; plus numerous other items, many original, documenting California’s early history [Adams Herd 659.Cowan p.160. Graff 1010. Howes D136. Zamorano Eighty #27].

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Texte. Sechs Stücke für Männerchor [op. 35].

      [Berlin, probably spring 1929]. - Large 4to. Typescript with numerous autograph revisions. 5 ff. in autograph wrapper with black calico spine. Unpublished source for Schönberg's Op. 35 ("Six pieces for male choir"): a typescript containing the texts of all six pieces in their original order (1, 3, 5, 2, 4, 6), then rearranged by Schönberg in pencil and thoroughly revised in several phases in ink, pencil, red and blue crayon, even changing several titles. - All on stationery with Schönberg's blue letterhead, assembled into a booklet by the composer himself. Provenance: From the collection of the poet Michael Guttenbrunner (1919-2004) with his stamp on the recto of every page.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fleurs de marécage. Poèmes de J. Slauerhoff. Précédés d'une lettre de Franz Hellens.

      - [Chaumont-Gistoux, E. du Perron, 1929]. Ingenaaid. Gedrukt in een oplage van slechts 30 exemplaren. 32 p. [2e druk]. Rug aan bovenzijde iets ingescheurd, omslag deels verschoten en iets watervlekkig.* Uit de bibliotheek van Nico Donkersloot, met diens handtekening op de Franse titel. Door Du Perron verzorgde heruitgave van deze Franstalige gedichten van Slauerhoff. De eerste druk verscheen eerder in hetzelfde jaar bij Stols in een oplage van 75 exemplaren. Niet in de KB. Batten/ Stols 83 (jaartal: '1928'). Storm 11.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        Of Gardens [LIMITED EDITION NO 9 of 30 COPIES SET AND PRINTED BY WILFRED O REYNOLDS AT THE PEACOCK PRESS DATED 1929]

      Peacock Press [Printed By], U.K, 1929. Limited/Numbered. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. No. 9 of 30 copies set and printed by Wilfred O Reynolds at the Peacock Press, Plymouth. Finished on January 2nd. 1929. 21 pages, size 7.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches. Illustrated with a single black and white line drawing by Wilfred O Reynolds and some illustrated capital letters. Book - in Very Good paper covered boards with an attractive green, black and cream design with a green cloth spine - minor rubbing to the extreme edges and corners and a small patch of surface abrasion to the bottom of the front board. Contents, Very Good - light browning to the pastedowns and the free endpapers and light creasing to the rear free endpaper. An Attractive Copy of this Rare Book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Gardening; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001019..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Ornitologia italiana. Milano. Ulrico Hoepli Editore - Libraio della Real Casa 1929.

      In 8° gr. leg. in mz. tela edit. con titoli impressi sul dorso, piatto anteriore con fig. a colori di Rapaci, pp. CLI - (1) - 1046; 568 fig. nel testo perlopiù da dis. a tratto di penna e 36 belle tavole a colori di Nottini. Splendido esemplare non comune. Ceresoli p. 60.Famosa e ricercata opera di ornitologia italiana, frutto di un notevole lavoro di ampliamento del Manuale di Ornitologia Italiana, scritto nel 1904 dall'Autore. Di grande interesse la "Bibliografia Ornitologica" aggiornata da Arrigoni degli Oddi fino al 1928.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Naturalia]
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        IZO RABOCHEI' MOLODEZHI LENINGRADA. ("Art of Working Youth in Leningrad"

      Izdatel'stvo Gosudarstvennoi' Tret'lakovskol Galeri, Moscow 1929 - First edition of this attractively designed exhibition catalog of works by new Soviet artists, in all fields of art and design. Wrappesr with a striking four-color silk-screened typographic design. 68 pp. 10 reproductions in b/w. One of about 2000 copies. With a quite brilliant constructivist typographic design and layout throughout. Essays by Fedorov-Davydov, Isakov, Brodskii, and with an indexed list of exhibits. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Anacapa Books]
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        La joie

      First edition, one of 150 copies literati off trade Alfa paper and reserved to the press service. Signed autograph of the author (Robert) Garric "... BSON slanderer and his friend ..." spine slightly insolated, a split then reattached Length joints. Plon Paris 1929 13x20cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Good-Bye to All That, An Autobiography

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. First state, with Sigfried Sassoon poem on pp 341-343. 448 pp, in original salmon cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spine. Slight soiling to top and fore edges, one tiny bump to upper corner of front board; near fine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, toned at the spine, and has some short tears to the top edge that have been mended internally. Rear flap is blank. One of the most important and poignant memoirs of the First World War.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Jean - des - figues. Illustrations et gravures originales de A. Coussens.

      Association lyonnaise des cinquante [1929]. In - 4° (cm. 28), legatura coeva in m. pelle (tracce d'usura alle cerniere e alle cuffie) con cofanetto, tagli dorati; 32 illustrazioni incise a colori n.t., 65 tavole originali incise all'acquaforte f.t. infine e 3 disegni applicati a tavole f.t. infine. Bellissima edizione di un classico della letteratura provenzale, carico di tenerezza nostalgica, di un fine senso del paesaggio, scritto da Arène con mano briosa, ma leggiera nel sottolineare certi tratti del carattere meridionale, l'erudizione senza pedanteria. Exemplaire imprimé pour M. Georges Descours. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        ROGER PAYNE. ENGLISH BOOKBINDER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

      Caxton Club, Chicago 1929 - xx, 81 pages of text including an index, followed by 32 plates including 6 in color. Additionally illustrated by a frontispiece of Payne in his workshop. Original hardcover binding with minimal sunning to spine, and minimal bumping to the corners. Limited edition: 250 copies published with the text on English Handmade Paper by Walter Lewis. One plate guard is mostly lacking, and a few are slightly toned on the edges or slightly misfolded. Includes the original slipcase, which is quite worn, but remains intact and functional. From the collection of Louis Marder, Shakespeare historian and collector of books by, on or referring to William Shakespeare. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Poet and The Lunatics Episodes in The Life of Gabriel Gale

      London, Cassell. 1929, 1929. First Edition. 8vo. Near fine copy in publisher's black ribbed cloth, titled in bright gilt to the spine. Slightly bumped at the head of the spine. Dustwrapper worn at head and tail of spine with trifling loss, a little chipped to the extremties, bright and unfaded, there is a little darkening to the spine chiefly noticeable from the result of the removal of a label at the base of the spine that has resulted in a noticeably cleaner spot. Light spotting to page edges, internally clean. Gabriel Gale is an eccentric poet. His madness is the madness of insight and he uses this gift to solve or prevent crimes committed by madmen. Chesterton ably illustrates his own premise that lunacy and sanity may just be a point of view... Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [281]. Book Collector No.273, p34.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Man Within

      Heinemann 1929 - First edition first impression from 1929, the book is in VG condition, pages clean, binding very firm, there is some fraying to rear spine fold of boards. The jacket is from a second impression (with 3/6 to spine) it has benefited from some professional restoration, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Setanta Books PBFA]
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        A Farewell to Arms.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 - Octavo. Original half japon, blue-green paper sides, black morocco title label to spine, top edge trimmed, others uncut, blue-green endpapers. With the original patterned slipcase. Spine faintly darkened, else exceptionally bright. A fine copy in a an edge-rubbed slipcase, with one corner starting to fray. First edition, first printing; signed limited edition, number 307 of 510 numbered copies on large paper, signed by Hemingway, this copy with the publisher's slipcase also numbered 307. From the library of American book collector Ruth Helen Kaufmann, with her bookplate to the front pastedown. Hanneman A8b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Chant du Nord.

      Paris, Editions du Sablier 1929 - Illustrations de Gabriel Pinta. 5 compositions hors texte et 12 ornements dans le texte. Complet & Contrôlé. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 585 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°A) un des 5 de tête sur JAPON hors commerce, nominatif. Exemplaire contenant une SUITE (sur CHINE, reliée in fine) de l'illustration. Paris, Éditions du Sablier - 1929 - 112 pages. Envoi autographe signé au bas de la justification "A toi, mon cher René Arcos dont le voix fraternelle est mêlée à ma vie depuis les commencements ton Duhamel". Également joint, monté sur onglet et relié en début d'ouvrage, une lettre manuscrite de l'auteur (non signée). Luxueuse reliure demi maroquin havane à bandes, signée René Kieffer. Dos lisse avec titre en long doré. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Étui cartonné. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état pour ce très bel exemplaire. Format in-4°(25x17). 1ère Edition Dédicacé par l'auteur [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        The South Polar Trail, The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      London: Duckworth. 1929., 1929. First Edition. Octavo. pp. 220. With 61 b/w photographs, including frontispiece. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. No jacket. Small bookplate to front free endpaper, some very light spotting to prelims. Fine. Joyce gives sets out his highly opinionated version of events concerning the disastrous Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 - 17.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE MAN WITHIN

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1929 - First Impression, one of 2,500 copies. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 354pp. Hint of a forward lean, top edge foxed, with lower right corner of front board gently tapped, though still sharp; clean throughout; Near Fine. Dustjacket is the first state, priced 7/6 net on spine; light edgewear and sunning to spine, with a faint diagonal crease to rear flap; an presentable copy without tears or loss - Very Good+. The author's first novel, the story of a reluctant smuggler who betrays his colleagues and the aftermath of his betrayal. Basis for the 1947 adventure film directed by Bernard Knowles, starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Attenborough. Wobbe A2.a [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Urformen der Kunst Photographische Pflanzenbilder Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf

      Berlin, Wasmuth 1929.. XVII, 1 Bl. Mit 120 Tafeln. OLwd. Parr I, S. 96; Heidtmann 7239. - Titelauflage (verso Titel als 2. Aufl. bezeichnet) der undatierten, 1928 erschienenen Erstauflage. Sehr gutes Exemplar der Ikone der Makrofotografie!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Montaigne., An essay in two parts. Translated by Stephen H. Guest and Trevor E. Blewitt.

      London: The Blackamore Press, New York: Horace Liveright, 1929 - 128 p. mit Kopfgoldschnitt, beide Vorsätze gering stockig, der vordere Vorsatz am Innengelenk angerissen, drei Blatt mit kleinem braunen Fleck im Vordersteg,montiertes Besitzschildchen auf vorderem Spiegel, insgesamt in gutem Zustand, im Kolophon heißt es :"This edition consists of 300 copies for sale in England by the Blackamore Press and 500 copies for Sale in the United States by Horace Liveright, New York. All copies are signed by the author, This is number 153. André Paul Guillaume Gide (* 22. November 1869 in Paris - + 19. Februar 1951 ebenda) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und der siebte aus Frankreich stammende Nobelpreisträger (1947) für Literatur. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 414 1 st limited edition, signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Ulysses

      Samuel and Max Roth, New York 1929 - Chip to top corner of front cover, fragments of spine covering laid on to new spine, chip to bottom corner of rear cover. Some unopened pages. Some text damp-wrinkling, with some faint dampstaining primarily in margins (scans available). Solid trade paperback.; Modern custom clamshell box, with leather spine label with gilt lettering. In 2007, the Modern Library named Ulysses # 1 in their list of top 100 novels. Slocum and Cahoon 19. The First American edition (unauthorized). Although title page claims to be the 1927 Paris printing from Shakespeare and Company, this copy has all the proper points as the pirated American first. Most notably, the list of books By the Same Writer has publisher Jonathan Cape mispelled as "Jonthan Cape" (scan available) and there is no title and author on the spine. John J Slocum and Herbert Cahoon; A Bibliography of James Joyce [1882-1941]; 1953 Yale University Press. Slocum and Cahoon state that about 2,000-3,000 copies were printed by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger of New York for Samuel Roth, publisher of Two Worlds and Two Worlds Monthly, and his brother Max Roth. "It was unauthorized by Joyce and sold illegally in the United States. Many copies of the piracy were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice on October 5, 1929." "Copies . reached Paris and were imported into the United States as genuine copies. One of these, sent by Joyce to Bennett A Cerf of Random House, was used in setting up the first authorized American edition of Ulysses" in 1934." It is unclear how many copies of this pirated edition survived and it is rarely offered for sale. An opportunity to own the quite uncommon 1929 first American printing of James Joyce's Ulysses, a highspot of modern literature.; [viii], 736 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Christopher Robin Story Book From When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six, Winnie-The-Pooh, the House At Pooh Corner Illustrated by Ernest H Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., 1929., 1929. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. With numerous illustrations by Shepard. Publisher's gilt-decorated blue cloth in original dustwrapper. One small chip to foot of upper, and with a neat closed tear across the panel, otherwise a clean fresh copy.

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        THE PRINCE. Reprinted from the Transaltion by Edward Dacres Published in 1640.

      London, at the De La More Press, Alexander Moring Limited, 1929. 1929 LIMITED EDITION OF 10 SPECIAL COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM, FROM AN EDITION OF 1050, THIS IS COPY NUMBER 5.Translated by Edward Dacres and edited by W.E.C. Baynes, 1929. 8vo, approximately 240 x 165 mm, 9½ x 6½ inches, title printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of Machiavelli after Santi di Tito, pages: xviii, [1], 1 - 126, full contemporary vellum with yapp edges, black lettering to spine, top edge gilt. A few pale marks to vellum binding, otherwise a very good clean plus copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey Illustrated By Rockwell Kent

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1929., 1929. Signed Limited Edition, No. 154 /1100. SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Tall 8vo., pp. 120. Bound in the publisher's original specially designed pictorial cloth with brown leather title label to spine, top edge gilt. Held in a new protective slipcase of green cloth with green leather spine, titles in gilt. Colour illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Slightly sunned spine. A lovely example of fine book production. 'Either we live by accident and die by accident, or we live by plan and die by plan'. The story opens with the breaking of 'the finest bridge in all Peru', built of osier by the Incas more than a century before, killing the five people who were crossing it at the time. The author, through the character of Brother Juniper who witnessed the accident, then takes up, each in turn, the lives of these five people and brings before the readers their inmost thoughts and desires; and shows how, in different ways, this final crossing of the bridge was the fitting consummation of their lives. Pulitzer Prize winner. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels.

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        LA FEMME 100 TÊTES - UN DES 88 EXEMPLAIRES sur Hollande Pannekoek.

      1929 - Paris, 1929. Editions du Carrefour. Un volume broché au format 193X254mm. Couverture illustrée. Edition originale. UN DES 88 EXEMPLAIRES sur Hollande Pannekoek numérotés de 13 à 100. Celui-ci porte le numéro 36. Avis au lecteur par André Breton. 147 collages légendés par Max Ernst. Couverture restaurée, dos restitué, intérieur frais. Voir les 5 photos. (Surréalism, surrealismo, surrealism). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TOAD OF TOAD HALL

      MILNE,A.A. TOAD OF TOAD HALL: a play from Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind In The Willows". London: Methuen (1929). 4to, (7 1/4 x 9"), cloth backed boards, fine in dust wrapper and custom 1/4 leather box (dw lightly soiled with narrow 1" chip off front panel and sl. frayed and spine ends) LIMITED TO ONLY 200 COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY MILNE AND KENNETH GRAHAME! A beautiful copy of a very scarce book, generally found in grubby condition.

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        The Eye in the Museum.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Histoire des arts anciens de la Chine. I- La période Préhistorique, L'époque Tcheou, L'époque Tch'ou et Ts'in, II- L'époque Han et les six Dynasties, III- La sculpture de l'époque Han à l'époque Ming, IV- L'architecture

      Les Editions G. van Oest, 1929, Buckram, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First French EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Ce livre est écrit en français, pas en anglais. "Édition originale de cet ouvrage considérable sur l'histoire et l'archéologie chinoises. Les 476 planches photographiques en héliotypie portent pour la plupart plusieurs figures montrant des objets de mobilier : poteries, chaudrons, cloches, garnitures en bronze, pièces de chars en bronze, objets en jade, miroirs, broches, bijoux, lampes, sculptures, monuments et détails d'architecture, etc. Rare exemplaire complet des 4 volumes." The complete set of four volumes. The first two volumes published in 1929, the second two in 1930. With descriptions and an introductory essay by Osvald Sirén. Vol. I, La période Préhistorique, L'époque Tcheou, L'époque Tch'ou et Ts'in; Vol. II, L'époque Han et les six Dynasties; Vol. III La sculpture de l'époque Han à l'époque Ming; Vol. IV L'architecture. Printed and bound in Tours, France by L'imprimerie Arrault. Heliotypes by A. Faucheaux in Cheles, France. Modern heavy-duty bindings of red buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and rules to the spines. The bindings are immensely clean and with no apparent scuffing or rubbing. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. All text blocks firmly bound in. Small folio. 12.5 x 9 inches. Vol. I with vi and 95 numbered pages of text and with 108 plates. Vol. II with 119 numbered pages of text and with 120 plates. Vol. III with 105 numbered pages of text and with 128 plates. Vol. IV with 100 numbered pages of text and with 120 plates. All plates in B&W on heavy stock. As to each volume very occasional and very small spotting, almost never on the plate pages and then generally in the margins. Overall an immensely clean set of volumes. Very gently read. A Near Fine to Very Good Plus set. One would be hard put to find a finer set. Thanks due to Hordern House Rare Books for the following commentary: "Scarce and historically important set documenting the art and architecture of China, including hundreds of photographic plates from the author's personal archive. Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was a pre-eminent sinologist and art historian of his generation. After completing a thesis on the European Renaissance, Sirén was drawn to oriental art through a personal interest in Theosophy. So began a life-long interest, of which Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine is a crowning achievement. Sirén was appointed professor at Stockholm University, although he lectured little and preferred to communicate through published works. Furthermore, like many art historians of the era, he advised private collectors and acquired artworks of significance during his travels in China. Sirén visited China several times between the wars, traveling widely and documenting remote and inaccessible sites. The present work reproduces many of the author's photographs, and as such forms a unique visual archive of Chinese art and architecture. (Sadly, some of the sites documented in this series, including remote shrines and Buddhist wall paintings, did not survive the ravages of the cultural revolution.)"

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        Dodsworth

      Harcourt Brace and Company 1929 - Harcourt Brace and Company, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published March 1929, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards. Rare first issue jacket priced at $2.50 with no reviews at the front flap. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light age toning, light shelf wear, spots at the top edge. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, age toning, chipping at the spine. Tears at the front panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Look Homeward, Angel A Story of the Buried Life

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a purple leather solander box. Slight bumping to ends of spine, in the dust jacket with light wear to corners and ends of spine, short closed tear along rear panel top edge and rear top corner, hint of toning to panels. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket.

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        The South African Jewish Year Book , Directory of Jewish Organisation and Who's Who in South African Jewry 1929, 5689-90

      South African Jewish Historical Society, 1929, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthe boards are shelf worn and there are a few small tears in the cloth. the spine has been repaired.the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. a couple of small marks on the front end page Quantity Available: 1. Category: Judaica; Inventory No: wh51.

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        The Bride's House

      New York: Brentano's, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Brentano's, 1929. First Edition, preceding the trade edition. Copy #238 of a limited 300 copies signed by Dawn Powell, bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine. Near Fine. Slight browning and light rubbing to the vellum covered boards. Light bump to bottom inner corner. A very lovely copy, with most pages remaining uncut.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson. An illustrated and descriptive catalogue ... Volume Four

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company [Printed at the Riverside Press], 1929. No 62 of 600 copies. With descriptions and reproductions of 62 plates by Benson, plus an original etched frontispiece "Flying Pintail" signed by him. 1 vols. 4to. Original gray paper covered boards, beige linen spine with printed label. Label scuffed, else very good. A well-produced survey of the great etcher's work, dealing primarily with wildfowl. The Flying Pintail etching, original to this volume, is item 275 in the catalogue and was produced in 1927.

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