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        Money for Love

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [tight clean copy, just a touch of wear at top of spine, slight bumping to base of spine; jacket shows some minor creasing along the bottom edge, with a few tiny tears and nicks]. The radical/socialist journalist-novelist's second book, about a young actress "whose existence on the stage has been complicated by her emotional life"; convinced that having money (which she doesn't) will allow her to achieve happiness, she sets out to get some -- by blackmailing a former lover. Much scarcer than her debut novel, "Nothing is Sacred" (published the previous year), no doubt due to its poor critical reception: it was generally regarded as having fallen far too heavily under the influence of what was already being criticized as "the Hemingway school" of direct, stripped-down prose. (The New York Times reviewer remarked on her "practiced colorless prose, without overtones," and complained that she "has nothing of Hemingway's raciness or bite." Even Herbst herself was quoted in print a couple of years later, claiming that she "never liked the book, do not like it now, and have always considered it pinched.") If her biographer, Elinor Langer, is to be believed, the novel sold "little more than a hundred copies," which undoubtedly scotched the idea of any subsequent printings. Its relative scarcity is demonstrated by an OCLC search, revealing that the original edition is held by 40 libraries worldwide, only one-third of the number that have "Nothing is Sacred." .

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        Winding Stair

      Fountain Press 1929 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 642 copies printed. This copy is SIGNED by W.B. Yeats. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Yeats First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cent vingt lithographies de H. Daumier. Reproduites en fac-simile avec une introduction et des notes de Jean Laran

      Paris: Les Beaux-Arts Edition d'Etudes et de Documents. 1929. "Edition limited to 310 copies, very large 4to, pp. [4], 28, 120 very fine reproductions by Barry freres of the Daumier's lithographs, plus colophon; there's an obvious waterstain on the front cover and the front cover has faded to brown, but otherwise this is a pretty good copy in original printed green paper-covered boards. Each of the plates has a printed tissue overlay giving the title, source, and date(s) of their first printing. "

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        Catalogue of A Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate and Decorations and Orders at 25 Park Lane, London

      London: [Philip Sassoon]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Inscription on verso of fep. Teg. March 1929. First Edition. Half vellum/ gilt blue cloth. 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). 110pp, + plates. 81 b/ plates. Catalogue of 15th, 16th, 17th and early 18th century goldsmiths displayed in 1929 at 25, Park Lane, London. Lists 880 items. .

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        SIGILLA VERI (Ph. Stauff's Semi-Kürschner). Lexikon der Juden, -Genossen und -Gegner alle Zeiten und Zonen, insbesondere Deutschlands, der Lehren, Gebräuche, Kunstgriffe und Statistiken der Juden sowie ihrer Gaunersprache, Trugnamen, Geheimbünde, usw. Zweite, um ein Vielfaches vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. Bände 1-4 (von insges. 9 Bänden), A - Polak.

      Erfurt, U. Bodung-Verlag, 1929-1931,. 1. Band - A bis Deutsche Werke, OHLdr. mit Rückengoldprägung, 1208 Seiten, 18 x 26,5 cm; Decken an den Ecken u. am Rücken leicht abgeschürft, Leinenbezug u. Schnitt leicht verschmutz, bei Hinterdecken Enband gerissen, am Vorsatz mit der Spur von der Papierklammer, innen sehr guter Zustand. Band 2 - Deutsche Zeitung bis Hochheimer, Simon; OHLdr., 1216 Seiten, 18 x 26,5 cm; Decken an den Ecken u. am Rücken leicht abgeschürft, Leinenbezug verschmutz u. bei oberen Ecken abgelöst, innen sehr guter Zustand. Band 3 - Hochmann bis Lippold; OHLdr., 1216 Seiten, 18 x 26,5 cm; Decken am Rücken u. an den Ecken geschürft, Leinenbezug u. Schnitt leicht verschmutz, innen sehr guter Zustand. Band 4 - Lippold bis Polak; OHLdr., 1200 Seiten, 18 x 26,5 cm; Decken an den Ecken u. am Rücken abgeschürft, Leinenbezug u. Schnitt verschmutz, Einband bei Vorsatz gerissen, innen sehr gut erhalten, mit der Klammer angeschloßene zwei Exemplaren von "Abkürzungen u. Zeichen für Sigilla veri..." . Alle Bände mit dem Stempel "Ustav T. G. Masaryka v Praze" am Titelblatt u. Bände 1, 3, 4 mit dem Schild "Ustav T. G. Masaryka" am Vorderdecken. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance.Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

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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

      Paris, France: Les Editions G. van Oest, 1929. 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.)". First French Edition. Buckram. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe... IIIe Partie. Les Macrolépidoptères de la Faune Indo-Australienne. Tome IX: DIURNES INDO-AUSTRALIENS.

      Paris, Le Moult, 1929. 4to (325 x 250mm). pp. xi, 1210, with 177 chromo-lithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

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        ALRAUNE. Translated from the German of Hanns Heinz Ewers by S. Guy Endore. Illustrated by Mahlon Blaine

      New York: The John Day Company, 1929. First Edition in English. Hardcover. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. Large octavo, original black cloth titled and decorated in red and gold. Pictorial endpapers. 342 pp. With numerous full-page black & white plates, chapter headings, initial letters, decorated title page, endpapers, binding design and dust jacket, all by Blaine. 3000 copies printed. Small bumps to lower corners, otherwise a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket, quite fresh and clean, just a few small tears to the edges and a slightly darkened spine panel. Really quite a nice copy of a book which rarely shows up in decent condition. ¶ Supernatural horror novel tinged with eroticism and sadism. Alraune is the German word for the Mandrake plant, a plant long considered to have mystical and supernatural properties. Frank Braun and his uncle perform a biological experiment: interbreeding by artificial insemination one of the lowest whores in Berlin with the sperm of a vicious sex murderer. The result is Alraune, a soulless woman who, when mature, displays the lasciviousness of her mother and the bizarre, sadistic cruelty of her father. She brings death and tragedy to almost all who come in contact with her. She becomes lovers with Frank Braun, mingling sex and blood vampirism. She is somehow linked to the mandrake root - the plant which supposedly grows from the ejaculate of hanged murderers. Braun destroys the mandrake root which he possesses and which first suggested the experiment, and she dies.

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        Historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Schweiz. Band 5: Mailand-Saint Didier. Mit vielen Karten, Bildnissen und Wiedergaben alter Dokumente.

      Neuenburg, Administration des hist.-biogr. Lexikons der Schweiz, 1929.. 788 S. Hardcover. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. GUTER Zustand in Anbetracht des Alters, ein paar äußerliche Gebrauchsspuren. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Bücherrücken beschädigt (an der Oberkante eingerissen), innen gut erhalten! Hardcover.

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        The Dain Curse

      Knopf 1929 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Dashiell Hammett First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Red Napoleon.

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith [1929], New York - Fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Night with Sherlock Holmes. A Paper Read Before the 12mo Club

      [Rockland, ME:] privately printed [at the Riverside Press],, 1929. Octavo. Original japon backed brown boards, titles to boards gilt. Binding lightly rubbed, wear to corners, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Hon. Frederick Hale with high regards of W. O. Fuller. Christmas 1929". Frederick Hale (1874–1963) was a Republican Senator from Maine.

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        La Revolution Surrealiste. No. 12.

      Paris, Jose Corti, 15 Decembre 1929.. Cinquieme annee. 20,5x29,5 cm. 4, 80 p.,4 Illustrations en noir et blanc de Giorgio de Chirico, Dali, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Arp, Miro, Tanguy e.a. Broche, couverture originale.. Edition originale du dernier numero de "La Revolution Surrealiste". Tiree a 3000 exemplaires. Contient le "Second manifeste du Surrealisme" de Breton, et "Le chien andalou" de Louis Bunuel comme editions preoriginales. D'autres textes par Tzara, Rene Char, Paul Eluard, Renee Magritte, Aragon, Rene Crevel, Francis Picabia, Peret e.a. - A la page 73 se toruve le portrait collectif emblematique des surrealistes, le "Je ne vois pas la cachee dans la foret" de Rene Magritte. Avec les 4 feuilles de publicites, imprimees sur papier vert. - De la bibliotheque du peintre surrealiste suisse Otto Tschumi avec la signature sur la premiere page. Dos avec petits accrocs, sinon en excellant etat.

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        Les Artistes Du Livre by Jean-Louis Vaudoyer

      Paris: Henry Babou, 1929. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. blue pictorial wrappers printed in rose and black. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Barbier, George. 48 pages in text. 26.5 x 20.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 608 of 700. Essay by Henri De Regnier, frontispiece portrait of Barbier by Charles Martin. Seven hors texte pochoir plates, and 27 illustrations and plates, some in color, title page printed in blue and black. Fresh, bright copy.

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        Log of the Auxiliary Schooner Yacht Northern Light

      Chicago: Privately Printed 1929, 1st edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies. () [192]pp. Very good. Quarto in original quarter beige and blue cloth boards with spine label, yellow top edge, others uncut, endpaper maps, tipped in plates (including frontispiece) from photos, and decorative initials printed in red. Tipped in business card for Mr. John Borden on half title. Boards a bit soiled and slightly bowed. Not in A.B. Log of the Borden-Field Museum Alaska-Arctic Expedition 1927. Presentation copy to Rev. Harry Barnes who was such a Great Help to us During our stay in Victoria. John Borden..

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        THE JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, 74 Volumes: 1 (1929) - 28 (1956) and 34 (1962) - 81 (2009). Partly reprinted. ISSN: 0022-2801. Published in Cooperation with the Modern European History Section of the American Historical Association.

      Cicago : University of Cicago Press, 1929 - 2009.. 74 Volumes. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 74 Volumes!!! Collection of 74 Volumes from 1929 - 2009. Unfortunately Vol. 29 (1929) - 33 (1961) and two other Volumes are missing. Formerly from library-collection. Covers partly with shelf wear. Pages clean. Still in good condition. More pictures on demand. Please ask for shipping-fees. // Sammlung von 74 Jahrgangsbänden aus dem Zeitraum 1929-2009. Leider fehlen die Bände 29 (1929) - 33 (1961) und noch zwei weitere Bände. Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Bucheinbände teils mit Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten und weitere Fotos schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx

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        Die Tumoren des Gehirns, ihre Symptomatologie, Diagnostik und operative Behandlung auf Grund eigener Beobachtungen.

      . Tartu (Dorpat), Kommissionsverlag J.G. Krüger Ant. Ges., 1929, 8°, 726 pp., mit 219 Abbildungen, Einband der Zeit; mit ExLibris.. Erste Ausgabe - Selten! - - Vorwort: "Bei der Eröffnung des neuen Gebäudes der Nervenklinik der Militär medizinischen Akademie in St. Petersburg führte Professor W. M. Bechterew, vor nun rund 30 Jahren (1897), in seiner Eröffnungsrede folgendes aus: "Die Neurologie befindet sich gegenwärtig augenscheinlich in einem ähnlichen Übergangsstadium, wie es zu ihrer Zeit die Gynäkologie und Ophthalmologie und vor kurzem erst die Oto-Laryngologie durchgemacht haben. Es ist bekannt, dass diese Zweige der Medizin mit der Zeit zu chirurgischen Spezialfächern geworden sind, mit anderen Worten, dass ihre Vertreter gleichzeitig auch die Chirurgen auf ihrem Spezialgebiete sind. Das Gleiche wird ohne Zweifel - in allernächster Zeit auch in der Neurologie vor sich gehen... Die heutigen Neurologen wenden sich noch um Hilfe an den Chirurgen; die nächste Generation wird dieser Hilfe nicht mehr bedürfen: selbst zum Messer greifend, wird sie mit eigener Hand das ausführen, was ihr von rechtswegen zusteht". - - Auf Initiative von W. M. Bechterew wurde in der neuen Nervenklinik der Militär-Medizinischen Akademie in St. Petersburg ein Operationssaal eingerichtet. Bis zum Jahre 1902 wurden Chirurgen von aussen auf gefordert, die hier die Operationen am Nervensystem ausführten. Im Jahre 1902 unterstellte Prof. Bechterew die operative Abteilung mir, nachdem ich mich in den Nerven- und Geisteskrankheiten bei ihm und in der Chirurgie in der Chirurgischen Klinik von Prof. W. Ratimow unter hauptsächlicher Leitung seines Oberarztes, Prof. R. Wreden, spezialisiert hatte. - - Auf diese Weise begann im Jahre 1902 eine besondere neurochirurgische Abteilung der Nervenklinik ihre Tätigkeit, in der die Operationen von einem speziell dazu vorbereiteten Neurologen ausgeführt wurden. Der oben angeführte Gedanke W. M. Bechterew's war somit in die Tat umgesetzt, und es ist mir eine angenehme Pflicht, Professor W. M. Bechterew an dieser Stelle meinen tiefgefühlten Dank dafür auszusprechen, dass er meine Tätigkeit in der Neurologie in diese Bahnen gelenkt hat. - Vom Jahre 1907 an bestand an der Militär-Medizinischen Akademie ein spezieller Lehrauftrag für einen Kursus der operativen Behandlung der Nervenkrankheiten, den ich ohne Unterbrechung bis zum Jahre 1914 abgehalten habe. Im Jahre 1909 wurde in der Medizinischen Fakultät des Psycho-Neurologischen Instituts in St. Petersburg ein besonderes Katheder begründet, das auf meinen Vorschlag den Namen eines Lehrstuhls der "chirurgischen Neurologie" erhielt. Diese Bezeichnung wurde deswegen gewählt, weil die Chirurgie des Nervensystems nicht all das in sich schloss, was für den Neurologen und Chirurgen in einer Person notwendig war. Ein vollständig neuartiger Kursus musste geschaffen werden, der nicht nur die Chirurgie mit einbegriff, sondern auch eine besondere chirurgische Pathologie des Nervensystems, die Symptomatologie und Diagnostik jener Erkrankungen, die operativ behandelt werden. Alle diese Fragen verlangten eine breitere Darlegung, wobei Gebiete berührt werden mussten, die nicht unter den Begriff einer "Chirurgie des Nervensystems" fallen konnten. In Verbindung mit diesem Lehrstuhl wurde eine spezielle neurochirurgische Klinik eröffnet, die als selbständige Institution im selben Jahr zu arbeiten begann. - - Die Zweifel, die vielleicht mancher bei der Eröffnung dieser Klinik gehegt haben mag, ob es der Klinik nicht an Krankenmaterial mangeln dürfte, erwiesen sich als unbegründet: die Klinik war stets überfüllt. 1914 erhielt die Klinik ihr eigenes grosses Gebäude mit 100 Betten, das besonders während des Weltkrieges grosse Dienste leistete, zunächst als neurochirurgisches Lazarett, wohin alle schweren Fälle von Verletzungen des Nervensystems vom gesamten Kriegsschauplatz geleitet wurden; später, vom Jahre 1918 an arbeitete die Klinik unter dem Namen eines Neuro-chirurgischen Instituts. - - Als ich Ende 1920 Petersburg verliess und in meine estnische Heimat zurückkehrte, wohin ich einen Ruf als Leiter der Nervenklinik der Universität Tartu-Dorpat erhalten hatte, richtete ich in dieser Klinik ein Operationszimmer ein, wo gegenwärtig die operativen Eingriffe am Nervensystem von mir und meinen Assistenten ausgeführt werden. - - Meine Tätigkeit als Neurochirurg begann somit in einer Nervenklinik in enger Berührung mit der allgemeinen Neurologie; dann trennte sich die chirurgische Neurologie als besonderes Fach in einer speziellen Klinik ab; und gegenwärtig verläuft meine neurochirurgische Tätigkeit seit 7 Jahren wiederum in einer Nervenklinik. Ich glaube, dass ein besonderer Lehrstuhl der chirurgischen Neurologie, wie er in Russland bestand, nur in einem grossen Lande am Platze ist, wo diesem Spezialisten ein grosses Krankenmaterial zur Verfügung steht. In einem kleinen Lande ist die Vereinigung der chirurgischen und allgemeinen Neurologie in einer Person zweckmässiger. Eine solche Vereinigung in einer Klinik hat auch den Vorzug, dass die betreffenden Erkrankungen dem operativen Eingriff in einem bedeutend früheren Stadium zugeführt werden. Der Einwand, der früher geltend gemacht wurde, dass zwei Spezialitäten, wie die Neurologie und die Chirurgie, in einer Person unvereinbar seien, ist nicht stichhaltig; das beweisen am besten jene Erfolge, die die Neurologie auf dem Gebiete der Frühdiagnose gerade dank ihrer Symbiose mit der Chirurgie gemacht hat. Viele Fragen der Neurologie wären ohne eine Zusammenarbeit mit der Chirurgie unbeantwortet geblieben, vor allem die Fragen der Lokalisation der Funktionen im Gehirn, des Menschen, deren Entscheidung die Neurologie der Chirurgie des Nervensystems verdankt. - - So entstand in Russland der erste Lehrstuhl für das Fach der chirurgischen Neurologie. Zum ersten Mal griff, in Erfüllung der Bechterew'schen Worte, "der Neurologe selbst zum Messer und führte das aus, was ihm von rechtswegen zu steht." - - Gegenwärtig gibt es bereits einige hervorragende Neurologen, die gleichzeitig die chirurgische Technik beherrschen; ohne Zweifel wird die chirurgische Behandlungsmethode in der Hand der Neurologen jene Lücke ausfüllen, die bisher in der Therapie der nervösen Erkrankungen klaffte. Die Ergebnisse, die diese Methode jetzt schon gezeitigt hat, sprechen am deutlichsten für sie. Nur derjenige, der die Diagnostik der Nervenkrankheiten vollkommen beherrscht und zugleich über die chirurgische Technik verfügt, wird die Fehler vermeiden können, die bei einer Trennung dieser Spezialitäten unvermeidlich sind, denn die Garantie für den Fortschritt der chirurgischen Behandlungsweise liegt eben in ihrer Vereinigung in einer Person. - - Nach 25 jähriger Tätigkeit auf diesem Gebiet möchte ich nun meine in dieser Zeit gesammelten Erfahrungen und Beobachtungen den Fachkollegen vorlegen. Äussere Umstände - Krieg und Revolution - hatten mich bisher daran gehindert, mein Gesamtmaterial zu sichten und wissenschaftlich zu verarbeiten. Während der Revolutionszeit ist ein Teil meines Materials (Krankengeschichten, Notizen) verloren gegangen, und ich bin daher nicht in der Lage, daß ganze Material, das in meinen Händen gewesen ist, hier zu verwerten. Aber auch der Teil, der mir gegenwärtig zur Verfügung steht, entbehrt nicht eines gewissen Interesses, und wenn meine Darlegungen diesem jungen Zweige der Wissenschaft auch nur einen kleinen Nutzen bringen sollten, werde ich für meine Mühe reichlich belohnt sein. - - Im Jahre 1917 gab ich den ersten Band meiner "Grundlagen der chirurgischen Neurologie" in russischer Sprache heraus. Es war meine Absicht, das ganze Werk nach Kriegsende erscheinen zu lassen; leider machte die Nachkriegslage die Herausgabe des umfassenden und breit angelegten Werkes unmöglich und sie musste bis zu einer günstigeren Zeit verschoben werden. Trotzdem glaube ich, mit der Herausgabe gesonderter Abhandlungen über einzelne Gebiete schon jetzt beginnen zu sollen, und ich lege darher im Folgenden zunächst die Bearbeitung der Hirntumoren dem Urteil der Fachkollegen vor. Sie stellt eine Zusammenfassung des erhal...

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        The Middle Parts of Fortune Somme & Ancre 1916. 2 Volumes

      The Piazza Press 1929, 1st limited edition (87 of 520 numbered copies). () 453pp. Very good. Octavo. Original brown buckram cloth boards, with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top foredge, others untrimmed. Marble endpapers. Maroon ribbon bookmarks cut but present. Limited edition of 520 numbered copies, this being number 87. A famous novel on the Great War fronts of Somme and Ancre in 1916. Published anonymously, an abridged trade edition under the title "Her Privates We" was published in 1930. It is frequently deemed to be the greatest novel to come out of the Great War, and while the characters names are fictitious, the events described in it are true. Ernest Hemingway called it "the finest and noblest book of men in war that I have ever read". A very nice copy of a scarce title..

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        Skalden offrar till Gratierna. - Illustration till Goethes elfte romerska elegi.

      - Laverad pennteckning. Ytterst diskret signerad "Yngve" i nedre vänstra hörnet. 39,5 x 29 cm. Bladet lätt gulnat.Litteratur: Detta är en variant av den utgivna illustrationen. Jämför helsidesplansch mot s. 26 i Goethes Romerska elegier (Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1929). Litteratur: Karl Asplund, Yngve Berg (1964), s. 119-26, särskilt s. 124: "Där skalden i den följande [=elfte] elegien offrar åt gratierna, stiger de för Amor försmådda romerska gudarna fram i ett moln. I båda dessa bilder har konstnären anslutit till 1700-talsteaterns sceniska arrangemang med gudarna sänkande sig från scentaket, så som vi ännu kan bevittna det på Drottningholmsteatern". Denna variant av motivet är i själva verket långt mer levande och elegant än den som ingår i den utgivna boken, där bilden tyngs av rekvisita och huvudfigurens statiska ställning. Goethes text lyder, i Allan Bergstrands översättning: "Gratier, här på ert rena altare lägger poeten / ned några fattiga blad, knoppar av rosor därtill. // Full av förtröstan ger han offret. Konstnären glädes, / när han sin verkstad ser ständigt ett Pantheon lik. // Jupiter sänker gudomliga pannan, Juno den lyfter; / Foibos [=Apollon] skrider där hög, skakande lockarnas prakt; // nyktert och kallt Minerva ser ned, och Hermes, den lätte, / vänder åt sidan sin blick, skälmsk och på samma gång öm. // Men till Bacchus, den veke, drömmande, höjer Cythere / trånsjukt smäktande blick, fuktig i marmorn ännu, // drömmer sig vila ljuvt i hans famn, ser ut som hon sporde: / Varför står Amor, min son, ej här vid sidan av oss?"Goetheutstyrseln är en höjdpunkt i svensk bokkonst och den internationellt mest berömda. Tyskarna blevo så hänförda av den att Bauersche Giesserei 1938 lät utge den i en tysk upplaga och originalen införlivades med Goethemuseets i Frankfurts samlingar" (G. Svensson, Den svenska boken under 50 år).Av 1900-talets bokkonstnärer är det ingen som tagit intryck av 1700-talets laveringskonst såsom Yngve Berg, som även är känd för sina kongeniala illustrationer till Bellman (1917-1918).

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      Albert & Charles Boni, New York 1929 - First Printing. Octavo; pale gray cloth, with titling and rule stamped in maroon on spine and front panel; maroon topstain; dustjacket; 227pp; illus. Scattered foxing to upper board edges, else very Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with some light wear to corners and spine ends, and a tiny nick at base of lower front joint. A classic of belle époque literature, and the nicest jacketed copy we’ve seen. Illustrated throughout with ten black and white plates by Herman Post, who also designed the dustjacket. Memorably filmed twice; the 1950 film directed by Pierre Billon, and the 2009 Stephen Frears film starring Michell Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aux flancs du vase.

      pour les membres de l'Association Grolier,, Paris, 1929 - Cm. 34, pp. 158 (8). Con 53 illustrazioni incise su rame e colorate di Paul Sieffert nel testo e su tavole a piena pagina (tra cui l'antiporta). Bross. orig. ill. a colori. con velina protettiva e custodia in cart. marmorizzato. Ben conservato. Pregevole pubblicazione stampata su carta distinta in soli 165 esemplari numerati per i membri dell'associazione Grolier; il presente porta il n. 40 ed è dedicato a Monsieur Ernest Braillard. L'iconografia di Sieffert è un chiaro esempio di Art Nouveau. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Trout Fishing from all Angles. A Complete guide to modern methods ... With two hundred & fifty (tipped-in) Illustrations. The Lonsdale Library.

      London, Seeley 1929. Tall 8vo. 448 pp. Title page printed i bl. & blue. Publ. whole blue morocco, gilt titles, gilt dec. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine a little brownish. Ex libris. Greatings on ffe. All flies present and in good condition.. "Publisher's Note. Three Hundred & Seventy-five Copies of this Edition have been printed on hand-made paper of which only Three Hundered & Sixty numbered Copies are for sale. Each Copy bears the signature of the Author together with a collections of Thirty examples of Artificial Flies illustrating the various Schools of Fly Dressing. This is Number 21"

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        The World Crisis: 5 Volume Set

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd - Superb set of 5 matching HB volumes in publisher navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt title to spines and no inscriptions. All volumes are nice and clean with hinges tight and very little use. Published in either 1929 or 1930 and including several b/w ills and maps, etc. Size: 16 x 24cm. **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        The World Crisis: The Aftermath

      Thornton Butterworth Limited, London 1929 - This is the first British edition, first printing of the fifth volume of Churchill's The World Crisis. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Condition is very good plus in a very good plus original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards and spine show bright gilt, square corners, and only just a hint of the bubbling of the cloth endemic to this particular edition. The contents are crisp, bright, and tight, with a hint of spotting apparent only on the ffep an the fore edge and top edge of the text block. Errata present at p.9. The dust jacket is highly complete, with only minor wear at the corners and very modest chipping to a maximum depth of .25 inch at the head and tail of the spine. The spine is a little darkened, but quite presentable. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(IV).b, Woods A31(bb) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        100 x Paris

      Berlin-Westend: Verlag der Reihe. 1929. First. First edition. Small quarto. 100 photo-engraved plates. Minor dampstains at the extremities, else near fine in a tattered, poor dustwrapper. Housed in a cloth custom clamshell case. Lengthy Inscription by Krull to Stefan Lorant in German. At the time both photographers were already well-known for their work in photography, film, and photojournalism. With the rise of Nazism, Krull moved to Monte Carlo, then Africa, and finally Southeast Asia after the war, while Lorant emigrated to England (where he co-founded Picture Post) and then America. Rare in jacket, and with a magnificent association linking two of the most important photographers of the time. .

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      Lysius Gough (Amarillos Printing Co.), Amarillo, TX, U.S.A. 1929 - Softcover, Brown leatherette card wrappers with gilt border and title to cover, assumed First Edition, 1929 (no date, page 94 confirms year written and several other sources confirm 1929 publication date), 5.5" x 8", 101 pp., author signature to flyleaf (likely a printed signature) Book Condition: Good, covers rubbed, scuffed and soiled, wrappers detached but intact, corners bumped, spine bumped, moderate wear to edges with a few small tears to edges, pages lightly tanned otherwise clean and unmarked. Content: Foreword, I. What It Costs the Farmer and the Public to Support the Exchanges, II. Future Trading and Private Wires, III. How Wheat and Cotton Prices are Made and Who Makes Them, IV. The Crime of Deflation, V. Hedging - The Cause of More Grief, VI. Manipulation - Fleecing the Farmer and Public, VII. Gambling, VIII. Gossip, IX. False Teaching, X. Legislative Activity of the Chicago Board of Trade and Other Exchanges, XI. Stable and Unstable, XII. How Exchange Gambling and Lobbying Affects the Farm Home -- end. 101 pp., About the Author: GOUGH, LYSIUS (1862¿1940). Lysius Gough, farmer, businessman, and author, one of ten children of Asher and Elizabeth Gough, was born in Lamar County, Texas, on July 29, 1862. His father, a minister in the First Christian Church, owned a 160-acre farm on which Gough developed an early interest in cattle raising. In 1876, at the age of fourteen, he ran away from home and got his first job as a cowboy for B. L. Murphy, who ran cattle in Hopkins and Hunt counties. During the next five years Gough participated in several overland drives to Kansas. In 1882 Jule Gunter hired him to work for the T Anchor Ranch. Because he never swore, Gough's fellow cowhands gave him the nickname "Parson." He remained with the T Anchor until 1884, when he decided to complete his education. He entered Pilot Point Institute, finished high school at the age of twenty-six, obtained a teaching certificate, and was hired to be principal of the institute. While he was there, Gough published his first collection of cowboy verse, Western Travels and Other Rhymes (1886). He also studied law and qualified for the legal profession. In 1888 he married Ida Russell, a former pupil of his at Pilot Point, and they settled on a farm south of Dimmitt. They had ten children, six of whom lived to adulthood. In 1891 Gough taught the county's first school in Dimmitt. Later that year he assisted in the organization of the county and was elected the first county judge. In October 1898 the Goughs moved to Hereford, where he engaged in the real estate business and was for a time in partnership with C. G. Witherspoon. In 1910 Gough was involved with D. L. McDonald in the drilling of irrigation test wells and was among the first to drill his own irrigation well. In 1911 he entered into a contract with the C. B. Livestock Company of Crosby County and conducted experimental work on 10,000 acres to determine what crops and seed types would be most profitable in the county. His detailed weekly reports are in the archives of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. After 1914 Gough began large-scale farming for himself. He was president of the Texas Wheat Growers Association from 1923 until 1928. In 1929 he published a book entitled Crime, in which he denounced the activities of speculators in the Grain Exchange and their effects on prices paid to farmers. He began lecturing on farm subjects and was known throughout the Great Depression as a champion of farmers' rights. Summary: EXTREMELY SCARCE DEPRESSION ERA TITLE on the Grain Trade and what the author views as the dangers brought forth by excessive speculation. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Charles Moreau., Paris. 1929 - Carpeta con heliotipias de decoraciones, vestíbulos, rincones y detalles de interior de R.Mallet-Stevens, Le Corbusier, E.Mendelsohn, A.Lurçat, T.Van Doesburg, W. Gropius, Block and Hochfeld, B.Fuchs, R.Nicolas, A.Rading, W.Rphahn, H.Rosenthal, LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        Maisons d'habitation. L'Art International d'Aujourd'hui, n°3

      Paris: Editions D'Art Charles Moreau, 1929. A superb collection of 45 plates illustrated with wonderful black and white nicely printed photographs of modern style architecture by some of the great architects of the early part of the 20th Century including Gropius, Le Corbusier, Rob Mallet-Stevens, Andre Lurcat and many others. The plates genreally have several photos on each one, but there are many that have a single image. There are 9 plates missing from the edition, and some of the plates have wear including chipping to the tips and edges, but generally they are in vg. condition considering the age of the portfolio and the contents. The portfolio has an introduction printed on the back inside panel that continues on the back of the portfolio. The portfolio itself has wear some chips and mends with most of the wear on the back panel which has specks of paint. Most of the plates have tiny tack holes on the tips which lead me to believe that they were at one time used in a school or an architectural firm. The photographic images themselves are fine with no damage intruding on the images. A very rare book documenting an important period in architectural history. Condition noted and sold as is. . First Edition. Oversize Portfolio.

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        INICIAL (1928-1929).

      Libr. Santarén. Valladolid, 1929 - . 22 cm. 72 pág., 4 h. Enc. reciente en plena piel, hierros dorados, conserva la cubierta original. Dedicatoria autógrafa. Primera edición. Literatura castellana. Poesía. Libros modernos a partir de 1830 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        100 x Paris

      Berlin-Westend: Verlag der Reihe. (1929). First. First edition, wrappered issue. Small quarto. 100 photo-engraved plates. Owner name on a preliminary page else about fine in very good dustwrapper with modest loss at the crown. Very scarce in jacket. .

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        Typed Letter Signed

      np, Tel Aviv 1929 - Typed letter, in Hebrew, signed by David Ben-Gurion and Eliezer Kaplan. One page, 9.5" x 11.5", Tel Aviv, December 30, 1929, written to "Dr. A[rthur] Ruppin", a sociologist, Zionist thinker, and one of the founders of Tel Aviv. Translation of the Hebrew text: "Dear Friend! In these serious times for our endeavors, we are carrying out the unification of the forces of the Hebrew labor movement in Aretz [Eretz, Israel]. We are sure that the day of unification-will also be a great day for you, dear Dr. Ruppin, as the best of your efforts and hopes have been tied these many years with those of the Hebrew worker, who is conquering and building and creating the working Nation in Eretz Israel, and its new society and its culture. Your being with us and among us during the convention will bring joy to all our members. With many blessings, the Joint Secretariat, D. Ben Gurion, E. Kaplan". In 1930, the United Labor Party and Young Workers Party consolidated and formed Mapai, which became the strongest political party in Israeli politics until the 1960s and was led by David Ben-Gurion. In 1948 Ben-Gurion of course become the first Prime Minister of Israel while Eliezer Kaplan was appointed Minister of Finance. Usual mail folds, otherwise near fine condition. An early letter with good content uniting three (Ben-Gurion, Kaplan, Ruppin) important figures in the foundation of Israel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Seguro Azar (Signed First Edition)

      Revista de Occidente, Madrid 1929 - First edition. Softcover. A collection of poems from one of Spain's premier poets. An about very good copy in wrappers that are somewhat soiled and with some minor edge wear. Signed and inscribed by Salinas on the front free endpaper in 1932. Very scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Seguro Azar

      Revista de Occidente - Madrid 1929 - Primera edición. Encuadernación rústica de editor con camisa. Muy pequeñas manchas de óxido en las primeras páginas. Ejemplar intonso en muy buenas condiciones. 130 páginas in 8 (20 x 14) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 ... Edited by Douglas S. Watson

      San Francisco:: John Howell,. 1929.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/2" x 7-1/8". 1st edition thus (Cowan, p. 160; Howes D-136; Kurutz 170b; Rocq 9091; Zamorano 80, #27). #119 of the Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition. Limited to 50cc, numbered from 101 to 150 inclusive [total limitation - 2250 cc]. SIGNED by the Editor & the Publisher. xxxii, 422 pp.. Linen cloth spine with printed paper title label [extra label tipped-in at rear]; blue colored paper-wrapped boards. Color pictorial eps duplicating an 1847 lithograph of San Francisco.. Spine label a bit chipped about the edges. Binding tips worn. A VG. copy.. This extra-illustrated copy of the special Argonaut edition has an additional 26 inserted items, including 2 mss pages by the author concerning a voyage he made from San Diego to San Francisco; the Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906 [... KILL any and all persons engaged in looting ..."]; original San Diego Alcalde Deed from Miguel de Pedrorena (one of the Members of the 1849 Constitutional Convention); fragment of the original log of the American schooner Julia Ann which landed in San Francisco in 1841; two pages of songs printed in San Francisco in the 'Sixties; a leaf from The Pioneer Magazine of January 1855; leaf from the March 4, 1849 New York newspaper, Brother Jonathan [30-1/2" x 20", unfolded, with 15 cuts], with extensive article, "The California Gold Mines"; and other sundry items of a similar historical nature. As the cataloguer of this work, divers copies of which I've had over the years, the most interesting aspect of this particular copy, and never before encountered in the others, is the tipped-in Mar 1849 Brother Jonathan newspaper, which provides a graphic representation on how the California Gold Rush was received, and perceived, in the East, with a plethora of information, and mis-information, being provided to the news-hungry public; all-of-which no doubt further fueled the fire imparted by Gold Fever. Finally, we cannot improve on Howes' assessment, to wit: "This the most valuable of all Californian reminiscences." . Profusely illustrated with maps & plates.

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        American Colony

      New York: Horace Liveright. 1929. First. First edition. Fine in very good dustwrapper with some splash marks on the spine. Jacket attractively designed by "Goldsborough." Novel of the high jinks and romances among the American expatriates living on the French Riviera. Brackett was a highly successful screenwriter and producer who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for The Lost Weekend, Titanic, and Sunset Boulevard. His other screenplays included Ninotchka, A Foreign Affair, To Each His Own, Hold Back the Dawn, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Five Graves to Cairo, and The Bishop's Wife (uncredited). Additionally, he was the producer of The King and I. Very scarce in jacket. .

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        The Secret of the Old Mill

      Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. 1929 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. Fifth printing; 1929 B-5. Book has original red cloth covered boards with black stamped lettering. A nice, square copy. Slight darkening around the edges; slight foxing at bottom page ends; soiling at upper left of rear cover. Dust jacket is intact; some foxing and darkening overall. Slight chipping at corners and top spine end; minor soiling on back panel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photo album of New York's "Roaring Twenties".

      New York, 1928-1929. - 175 b/w prints, mainly c. 83 x 57 mm. Mounted on black cardboard in oblong folio (335 x 250 mm) leather album. Marbled endpapers. Fine collection of travel snapshots, taken between summer 1928 and summer 1929, showing off New York during the last months of the Roaring Twenties, not long before the Crash of October 1929. Meticulously captioned in Swedish, the series begins with an atmosperic early-morning view of New York harbor as seen from the deck of the "Kungsholm". This is followed by photos of the New York skyline, steamers on the Hudson, bathing scenes in Central Park, the newly-built Kensico Dam near White Plains, various street scenes (showing streetcars, city-buses, the elevated Manhattan Railway, Manhattan Bridge, advertisements, motorcars, pedestrians on 5th Avenue, etc.), views of architecture and shots taken from skyscrapers, Columbia University, and Long Island. The photos also show portraits not only of the travellers, but also of the hotel personnel, people bathing in Atlantic City, and a black nanny. Events captured in snapshots include a Belmont Park horse race on May 25, 1929, and the funeral parade held on July 18, 1928, in honor of the crashed pilot Emilio Carranza (the "Mexican Lindbergh"). Gustaf Schult, the main photographer of the series (and occasionally depicted therein), was a member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. - Includes four issues of the on-board journal of the TS Drottningholm published for the Göteborg-New York journey (June 12-18, 1928) as well as the passenger list of the MS Kungsholm during Schult's return from New York to Göteborg in June 1929. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Flower Gang

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1929. Octavo. Original red and white cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards faded. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel not affecting text, continuing as closed tears to the lower panel repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first impression.

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        MONATROSEN - zu Ehren der seligsten Jungfrau und Gottesmutter Maria. Jahrgang 1929 bis 1938 vollständig gebunden in 8 Bänden.

      Missionsbund der Diener Marias; 1929-1938;.. Gebundene Ausgabe. Die angebotenen 10 Jahrgänge sind sauber in 8 Bänden gebunden und stammen aus einer österreichischen Klosterbibliothek. Interessenten aus dem Ausland wollen bitte VOR Bestellung die genauen Versandkosten erfragen.

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        The Collected Poems.

      London, Martin Secker, 1929 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to upper boards and spines gilt, top edges stained brown. Some browning endleaves but an excellent set. Second impressions. With Vita Sackville-West's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume, "Evelyn from Vita Xmas 1931". The recipient was the journalist Evelyn Irons. By 1931 Irons had become the editor of the Features page on the Daily Mail. In March of that year she arranged to interview Vita Sackville-West in London. Three days later she was invited to Sissinghurst and soon after the two became lovers. The relationship was quite short-lived but the friendship persisted up to Vita's death in 1962. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Wege zur Raumschiffahrt

      Munich: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. <p>Oberth, Hermann (1894-1989). Wege zur Raumschiffahrt. xi, 431pp. 4 plates. Munich & Berlin: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. 236 x 163 mm. Original cloth, front cover slightly warped. Fine copy. Publisher&#39;s blurb for Die Möglichkeit der Weltraumfahrt (1928), ed. Willy Ley, tipped to the front free endpaper. </p><p.Third edition of Oberth&#39;s Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen (1923), the first published under this title, and greatly expanded from the first edition&#39;s 92 pages. It was through this third edition that Oberth&#39;s work in rocketry became widely known. </p><p>Wege zum Raumschiffahrt was the first work to receive the REP-Hirsch International Astronautics Prize, which had been established in 1928 by French rocketry pioneers Robert Esnault-Pelterie and André-Louis Hirsch; the prize was awarded annually between 1929 and 1939. The purpose of the prize was to recognize "the best original theoretical or experimental works capable of promoting progress in one of the areas permitting the realization of interstellar navigation or furthering knowledge in a field related to astronautics" (Blosset, p. 11). In the epilogue to his book, Oberth acknowledged its receipt of the REP-Hirsch Prize and expressed his surprise and gratitude that a French organization "would award such a prize to a German . . . It is encouraging to see that science and education are able to bridge national differences" (p. [424]).</p><p>Oberth&#39;s Wege zum Raumschiffahrt began as a doctoral thesis on the rocket in interplanetary space, which he submitted to the University of Heidelberg in 1922. In his thesis Oberth set out to prove four propositions: (1) that the technology of the time permitted the building of machines capable of rising above the earth&#39;s atmosphere; (2) that these machines could attain velocities sufficient to prevent their falling back to earth, or even to escape the earth&#39;s gravitational pull; (3) that such machines could be built to carry human beings; and (4) that under certain conditions, their manufacture might be profitable. Oberth demonstrated that a rocket can operate in a vacuum and that it can surpass the velocity of its own exhaust; he also pointed out the superiority of liquid fuels in producing maximum exhaust velocity. </p><p>Oberth&#39;s thesis was rejected by the University of Heidelberg, so he published it commercially in 1923 under the title Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen; a second, slightly enlarged edition appeared in 1925. In the 1929 third edition, which is over four times larger than the first, Oberth "reported most of [his] theories on space travel . . . described manned space travel in detail, proposed the inclined trajectory towards the east for ascending space ships, investigated the relationships between consumption of propellant and gain of energy, commented on most of the errors in the literature of the day concerning rockets, and finally, described an electrostatic space ship" (Oberth, p 136). Oberth dedicated the work to Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou, director and writer respectively of Frau im Mond, one of the world&#39;s first serious science fiction films. Oberth had served as a consultant on the film, which was the first to present the basics of rocketry to a mass audience.</p><p>Some of Oberth&#39;s findings were anticipated by those of Goddard and of Tsiolkovsky; however, their work went largely unheralded, while Oberth&#39;s was greeted enthusiastically in Germany by a band of devotees that eventually became the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (Society for Space Travel). This in part explains why, when war came in 1939, Germany was able to quickly organize an efficient and competent rocketry research team capable of producing advanced weapons such as the V-2. After the war German rocket technology was transplanted into the United States&#39; rocketry and space programs, greatly enhancing their development. Blosset, "Robert Esnault-Pelterie: Space Pioneer," in Durant & James, First Steps toward Space (1974), pp. 5-21. Oberth, "My Contributions to Astronautics," in ibid., pp. 129-140. Von Braun & Ordway, Hist. Rocketry & Space Travel, pp. 57-59.</p>

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