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        BIZNES - Sbornik Literaturnogo Tsentra Konstructivistov

      GIZ 1929 - (Almanach de la Section littéraire Constructiviste) Moscou, 1929. GIZ. Edité par K. Zelinsky et I. Selvinsky. Edition originale. Célèbre couverture illustrée d'un photomontage de Rodtchenko. Couverture restaurée, petit tampon sur le deuxième plat, voir photos. (Collection du MOMA p. 213) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Hatt Rare Books]
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        CHÉRI

      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]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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"

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Crime

      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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        DETAILS D'ARCHITECTURE INTERIEURE.

      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        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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        The Paintings of D. H. Lawrence

      London : Privately printed for subscribers only, Mandrake Press, [1929] - Physical description: 39 p., 26 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 37 cm. Each leaf of plates is preceded by a separate leaf with title and description. Contents: Introduction to these paintings -- The oil paintings: Resurrection, A holy family, Red Willow trees, Finding of Moses, Contadini, Rape of the Sabine women, Flight back into paradise, Boccaccio story, Accident in a mine, North sea, Fight with an Amazon, Fauns and nymps, Family on a verandah, Close-up (kiss), Dance-sketch -- The water colours: Spring, Summer dawn, Fire-dance, Under the hay-stack, Yawning, Leda, Renascence of men, The mango tree, Throwing back the apple, The lizard, Singing of swans. Subjects Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 -- Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Great Britain. Referenced by: Roberts (3rd ed.), A46a. Limited edition: No. 296 of 510 copies. Very good copy in the original green cloth boards with half-binding in burgundy leather lettered in gold on spine with phoenix stamped in gold on upper and lower boards. Top edges trimmed and gilt. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. 39 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Star

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1929). First. First edition. Owner name, fine in beautiful, very near fine dustwrapper with a little light wear and fading at the spine. Laid in is a postcard order form for the book. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author, as well as additionally signed on the limitation page by actress Mary Pickford, and by the book&#39;s dedicatee, Frances Marion. Author&#39;s first book, basis for the George Hill film Min and Bill, with a screenplay by Frances Marion and Marion Jackson and featuring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery in their first foray as an unlikely romantic duo. Dressler won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Min over fellow nominees Irene Dunne, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, and Ann Harding. The Dressler-Beery partnership proved so appealing that they were reunited three years later in both Tugboat Annie and Dinner at Eight. Lorna Moon bore a son out of wedlock to director William DeMille, with the child being raised by Cecil B. DeMille. This copy was purchased from the library of the son, Richard DeMille. After the child was born, Moon was in dire straits and her close friends Marion and Pickford helped to get the book published, and successfully pushed to have the film made, although Moon died soon afterward. Rare, and an important association copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Pansies: Poems

      Privately Printed, London 1929 - One of 500 numbered [#370] and signed copies printed for subscribers bound into printed wrappers. In the original ricepaper jacket, which has some light wear to the outer extremities. Cased in custom slipcase. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Madame Sourdis. L'Attaque du moulin, Une Victime de la réclame, Voyage circulaire, Une Farce ou Bohèmes en villégiature, Comment on se marie, Trois guerres, Angeline ou la maison hantée

      Fasquelle, Paris 1929 - In-8 (203 x 138 mm), demi-chagrin fauve, dos à cinq nerfs orné, coins, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés. Edition originale. Tirage à 145 exemplaires numérotés ; un des 115 sur papier de Hollande (N°82). (reliure très usée, dos passé, charnières frottées, frottements sur le dos, les coupes, les coins). // Octavo (203 x 138 mm), fawn three-quarter shagreen, spine tooled raised on five bands, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved. First edition. Limited printing of 145 numbered copies ; one of the 115 on Holland paper (Nr 82). (very used binding, spine faded, hinges rubbed, rubbings on spine, turns-in and corners).

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        The Autobiography

      New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation,, 1929. Octavo. Original grey marbled boards, blue cloth backstrip, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE

      New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929. First Edition, Limited Issue, Specially Bound. This copy out of series and with a tipped in letter signed by Coolidge on White House stationery and dated 1927. With a photogravure frontispiece of President Coolidge and eleven other illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original dark blue linen backed boards, t.e.g., others uncut. [12], 247, colophon. A bright and clean copy, the letter also finely preserved. SCARCE LIMITED FIRST EDITION, THIS COPY WITH A FINE LETTER ON WHITE HOUSE STATIONERY AND OUT OF SERIES, RARE THUS. Coolidge speaks in an endearing way of his childhood in the woods and mountains near Killington, VT and his process of political maturation and service to his community and nation. The book is ably written and articulate in its presentation and leads the reader to a new appreciation of a man often relegated to the obscure because of his quietude. Especially noteworthy in the present day is to read Coolidge&#146;s own thinking about the methodology of the Presidency, its struggles with the other branches of government and the absolute necessity for the President to bear the burden of that struggle in order to protect in an absolute way, the rights and privileges of the executive, and thus its equality with the other branches. All of this from a man who came from a simple country environment, from local people and through service in both the legislative and legal bodies to his place in the executive branch.

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        Das Blumenbuch

      Leipzig: Mainzer Presse, 1929-30 - A superb collection of wildflower woodcuts by the noted artist and engraver Fritz Kredel, whose graver has caught perfectly the delicate beauty of Koch's original depictions. The first trade edition, preceded by a special edition of only 20 copies First trade edition. 3 vols., Folio. With 250 hand-colored woodcuts after Koch by Fritz Kredel. Original boards, title labels on upper covers. Near fine with light wear to spines, in original slipcases (slighty rubbed) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map] Plano de la Ciudad de Mexico. Formado por la Direccion del Catastro, con sus Datos mas Recientes

      Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, Mexico City 1929 - Very large (54.5 x 70.5 in), five color, lithograph map, backed with archival linen. An impressive and large scale street map of Mexico City, documenting the massive urbanization undertaken during the immediate post-revolutionary period in what would become the largest city in the hemisphere by the end of the century. Includes a list of important public buildings and notable sites in the city. Denotes roads, neighborhoods, parks, etc. Map was issued by the cadastral department of the city under the direction of Francisco Rodriguez del Campo. A significant and visually impressive map of a great world city. Uncommon. WorldCat notes only a single copy, located at the University of Minnesota. Some minor flaws, which have been pleasingly repaired from the archival linen backing; very good.

      [Bookseller: PLAZA BOOKS ABAA]
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        The Son of Perdition

      William Morrow & Company New York 1929 - First Edition. AuthorÕs scarce third novel. ÒA dramatic novel of human character set in a small seaside town in Cuba dominated by American sugar interests.Ó Pictorial endpapers. Near Fine in a Very Good Plus dustjacket, only light edge wear and shallow nicking to spine ens and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Beyond This Point.

      London: Duckworth, [1929] - Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. A little rubbed and faded at extremities, spine very slightly faded, bump to edges of upper board. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with an abrasion to the upper panel and several closed tears, one of which is visibly repaired with tape on the lower panel, other tape repairs to verso. Illustrations throughout from photos by Francis Brugiere. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Sieveking on the front free endpaper, "For Elizabeth Hudson, my friend: Lance Sieveking, [?] Library, June 11th 1936". Additionally inscribed by the author on the upper panel of the dust jacket, "60 Carlyle Square, Chelsea, London". The recipient Elizabeth Hudson (1885&#150;1973), was a nurse in Paris during the First World War and became a correspondent with many soldiers, some of whom she kept in contact with for many years. She became a good friend of E. OE. Somerville, and compiled a bibliography of her works that was published in 1942. Sieveking served in France during the First World War, and it may have been there, or through post-war artistic circles, that he met Hudson . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Granada, 16. V. 1929.. 1 S. 4to. Französisch.. An den Verleger A.A.M. Stols in Brüssel: &quote;[...] Leider habe ich Ihnen nicht Veröffentlichtes anzubieten. Das von mir veröffentlichte Werk lässt sich nicht (anscheinend aufgrund seiner Proportionen) an Ihre Entwürfe anpassen. Vielleicht interessiert es Sie, eine Prachtausgabe einer meiner bereits veröffentlichten Werke zu machen (ich denke dabei vor allem an RETABLO). In diesem Fall sagen Sie es mir bitte, damit ich eventuell eine mögliche Vereinbarung mit dem ursprünglichen Verleger und uns ausarbeiten kann [...]&quote;. - Bei dem erwähnten Stück handelt es sich um &quote;El Retablo del Maese Pedro&quote; (Meister Pedros Puppenspiel) nach Cervantes &quote;Don Quijote&quote;, das er im Auftrage der Fürstin Polignac schrieb und in deren Pariser Palais es am 25. Juni 1923 herauskam. (Vgl. MGG III, 1750).

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        Zur Einheitlichen Feldtheorie.

      . S.Ber. Akad. Wiss. Berl., 1929/ 1. - Berlin, Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1930, 8°, 8 S., in schönem Pappband der Zeit.. First Edition! - "The unified Field Theory" is one of Einstein's last important scientific works. According to Weil "This paper represents a new development which was immediate news. A translation by L.L.Whyte appeared in the (London) Times of Feb. 4, 1929. It was quoted in full in "Observatory", vol. 52, under the title "New Field Theory" pp.82-87 and (1930) pp.11-118." - In 1928 Einstein embarked on a new approach to a unified field theory ... involving what he called 'distant parallelism' ... By early 1929 he had solved the main problems involved in writing down field equations for his unified field theory. On the day of offical publication of the third of a formidably technical series of 9 articles on the theory ... excited headlines appeared in foreign newspapers, throughout the world ... In this frenzied, unscientific atmosphere Einstein's new theory was hailed in the press as an outstanding scientific advance. Yet Einstein had stated in his article it was still tentative; and soon he found he had to abandon it. - cf.Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p.279 - Weil No. 165*, Schlipp, Einstein No.226; Alicke No. 141; Norman Coll. I, 700

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        Steichen the Photographer

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1929 - Sandburg's affectionate tribute to his brother-in-law, and one of the great classics of photography (STEICHEN, EDWARD J.) First edition, No. 560 of 925 copies, signed by Sandburg and Steichen. Folio. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs by Steichen. 70 pp. of text. Original black cloth, gilt, a little rubbing to extremities, else fine. Roth 101, pp 54-5; Hasselblad pp. 86-7 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La Vénerie royale précédée d' une notice bio-bibliographique sur l' auteur par le Commandant G. de Marolles.

      Paris. Nourry. Librairie Cynégétique. 1929. - Grand in 8 de :XXVI, 297 pp. 10 planches dont 2 doubles, vignettes. Demi Maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, Caissons Richement ornés d' attributs Cynégétique. Dorés en tête. Couverture conservée. RELIURE DE L EPOQUE; Très bel exemplaire de cette édition tirée à 1050 sur alfa satiné N° 309. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA MORINIE]
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