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        THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-351 [352-358: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks],. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A fine copy in very good professionally restored four-color pictorial. dust jacket (reproducing a superb color painting by Allen St. John on. the front panel) with age-darkening to spine and rear panels. A. fairly nice example of the jacket overall, with bright, very. attractive front panel that reproduces one of St. John's finest SF. paintings. (#90294). First edition. Travel by time machine to earth's far future. "THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME completes the trilogy of my tales of Matter, Space, and Time [THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM and "The Fire People" dealing with the first two matters, respectively]." - Ray Cummings (from foreword to a later appearance in FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-24. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 516. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 226. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. Sargent, American and British Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 185. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p.54. Reginald 03693.

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        The South Polar Trail

      Duckworth, 1929, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionInscribed by Joyce "To Sir George, from one of his old boys in Sydney, Joycey, London May 1st" Sir George is presumed George Fuller, former Premier of New South Wales. Book is also marked "Fuller 'Earlstrae' Bowral New South Wales 7 July 1931." Covers and spine slightly spotted, all gilt in titles intact, top of spine (rear) working loose in top one inch, rest of binding intact and tight. Front board very slightly sunned at top, about 3/4 inch strip. Page wedges very slightly dirtied. front endpaper /spine paper connection worked loose, but hinge entirely intact and solid. front endpaper and REP both missing, so book commences with half-title page, on which the inscription resides, and ends with final page (220) facing back cover. Some very faint foxing to half-title page, title page and periodically throughout book, but most pages clean and fox-free. All plates intact and in excellent condition. This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1519.

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        Look Homeward, Angel

      Charles Scribner's Sons - First edition, 1929. Book very good, with some minor edgewear, rear inner hinge cracked, front inner hinge partially cracked, slight staining on boards, slight discoloration on spine, end-papers, and second front interior page. DJ restored, missing spine, small pieces around edges of back, some pieces missing on front, flaps intact but the bends connecting flaps to covers are missing, slight rubbing on back and front, slight discoloration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales Of Kootenay [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1929 & SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR]

      Arthur H Stockwell, London, 1929, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by AuthorCatherine Armsmith aka Catherine Anthony Clark 1892-1977, was born in London and emigrated to Canada in 1914. In 1919 she married Leonard Clark and settled in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia. According to ?CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1799-1939 in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, The University of British Columbia Library? A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE compiled by SHEILA A. EGOFF ?Fairy tales of Kootenay is probably her first book, and in its setting heralds the background and the Canadian mythic figures that made Clark the first important fantasist in Canada? Here we find Indian spirits and British Columbia's Ogopogo ? a creature akin to Scotland?s Loch Ness Monster. Other stories deal with a mermaid, a dragon, a gnome and other figures common in British fantasy. As far as we can tell this book was the only one to be published under the Armsmith pseudonym ?possibly her maiden name-. Researching her background we found that apparently she began writing for ?The Prospector?, the community newspaper in Nelson, British Columbia. Clark?s later works, for which she became famous include: The Sun Horse (1951), winner of the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians bronze medal in 1952, The One-Winged Dragon (1955), The Silver Man (1958), The Diamond Feather; or The Door in the Mountain: A Magic Tale for Children (1962), The Hunter and the Medicine Man (1966) and The Man with the Yellow Eyes (1963). Contents: The Spirit of Kootenay; The Whistling Pine; The Mother-of-Pearl Child; The Gnome in Chains; The Phantom Pirates; The Indian Necklace; The Winged Horses; The Dragon; The Magic Umbrella. Book - [SEE SCANS] - in Very Good blue boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards, some sunning to the spine, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the occasional page and to the extreme page edges, the illustration opposite page 53 has light marking to the extreme verso edges [SEE SCAN], there is a crease to the rear free end paper otherwise the contents clean and tightly bound. Few copies of this important early example of Clark?s work exist, this one is enhanced by being a copy the author gave or intended to give to the great British author G.K. Chesterton. The front free endpaper bears the inscription: ?To Gilbert K. Chesterton Esq from C. Armsmith Clark? Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 80 pages. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white line drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 5746.

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        Rumpumpel. Ein Buch für junge Mütter und ihre Kleinsten.

      Köln, Schaffstein, (1929). - 8.-9. Tausend. 26 x 32 cm. 45 Seiten mit koloriertem Titel und 15 ganzs., teils goldgehöhten, schablonenkolorierten Illustrationen von Karl Hofer. OHlwd. Klotz 1002/14; LKJ I,292ff.; Bilderwelt 513, vgl. Pressler Abb 115. - "Von Freyhold inspiriert, legt Hofer das erste Bilderbuch vor, das den Jugendstil durch den Rückgriff auf naiv-kindliche Sehweise überwindet" (Schug). - "Das Manuskript der ersten "Rumpumpel"-Gedichtfolge hatte P.D. bereits im Dezember 1900 an Richard D. mit der Widmung "Dem Vater meiner Kinder" geschickt. Die Gedichte, zu denen bis zur Drucklegung noch weitere hinzukamen, fassen erlebte Welt des Kleinkindes in Sprache, Rhythmus und Reim. In einzelnen ist die Kleinkindersprache als direkte Rede verwendet und auch die soziale Frage angesprochen (LKJ). - Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1903 und war ebenfalls schablonenkoloriert. - Vorsätze erneuert. Seite 15 mit hinterlegtem Einriß. - Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cup of Gold

      McBride 1929 - First Edition, first printing. A Fine copy of this rare first edition that is rich in color. The boards are bright, with vivid lettering on the spine. The binding is tight, and there is no writing in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition with a facsimile dustjacket for preservation. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sports And Sportsmen: South Africa (rhodesian Edition)

      Cape Town: Atkinson 1929 - Monumental volume dealing with sport in South Africa and Rhodesia, namely horse racing, history of the Wanderers Club, and the history of Cricket, Rugby Football and Association Football. There is also a chapter on prominent South African Sportsmen. Large quarto. xiii + 526pp on glossy paper. 8 photogravures (with tissue-guards), 305 illustrations throughout the text. Origina red full morocco with gilt bands around the outside of the covers, gilt title, decorations, raised bands to spine, spine sl rubbed in places. All edges gilt, gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. No.41 of the Rhodesian Edition De Luxe of 100 copies. A spectacular volume of sport in South Africa during the late 19th and early part of the 20th century.

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        Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Of York Mariner [LIMITED EDITION OF 535 COPIES PUBLISHED 1929 AND SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR]

      Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, London, 1929, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Illustrator, Illustrated By: E McKnight Kauffer'Of this edition, printed at the Glasgow University Press by Messrs. Robert MacLehose & Co Ltd. on all-rag paper, 535 numbered copies have been issued. This copy is not numbered but at the limitation statement there is a personal inscription and signature by the illustrator, E. McKnight Kauffer, which reads 'This copy is for Carroll with love and best wishes from Ted - E. McKnight Kauffer November 1929.' 'The text has been edited by Kathleen Campbell, B. Litt., on principles explained in the Editorial Note at the end of the volume.' Book - in Good Plus original blue boards and silver lettering to spine and illustration to the front board - some irregular fading to the boards and some marking, light wear to the extreme corners and extreme corners of the top and bottom of the spine. Contents, all 8 full page colour illustrations present, clean and correct. Some browning to the free front and rear end paper, previous owner's name and address to the rear paste down 'Miss C Beddingdon, 38 Lansdowne Road, Holland Park, aged 7 years - presumably the 'Carroll' who the McKnight dedicated it to, at it is one of a collection of signed books we obtained from the library of Jack Bennington;famed for his numerous contacts in the arts both during his time working for Shell, where he commissioned many works from artists he admired and later during the war when he was head of film at the Ministry of Information. Otherwise clean and tightly bound. A unique copy SIGNED & DEDICATED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. of this collectable edition of Defoe's classic story. Size: 10.25 inches tall by 7.75 inches. 336 rough trimmed pages. The Illustrations, 8 full page coloured plates, to this edition of Robinson Crusoe are the work of E. McKnight Kauffer. They have been coloured by hand by the pochoir process. They have protective tissues which have wear to their edges. The illustrations can be found at the frontispiece and pages 14, 52, 116, 150, 226, 240 & 302. Illustrator: E McKnight Kauffer. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Signed by Illustrator. Inventory No: 6075.

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        How Like a God

      The Vanguard Press New York 1929 - First Edition. Lefferts dustjacket art. Stout's first novel, not found in Hubin, but with criminal elements. "A man's complete life revealed as, revolver in hand, he mounts a flight of steps to kill a woman. Not until almost at the close of the book do we know the identity of the woman he intends to murder." Uncommon. Very Good, purple spine faded and mildly foxed, tiny nick to cloth at top spine end, in Good or Very Good dustjacket, inch chip at lower spine end, shallow chipping at top spine end and flap corners, front spine edge split and mended at verso with archival tape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CUP OF GOLD: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, With Occasional Reference to History

      New York: McBride, 1929. First edition first issue. Hardcover. A very bright copy of the book with no spine fading, some offsetting on the front free endpaper from a 1929 New York Times McBride advertisement announcing the book, otherwise near fine with bold lettering to the yellow cloth, in a very good dust jacket with the usual spine fading and some slight wear around the edges. Author's first book, one of only 1537 printed. This special copy is from the author's sisters collection, Esther (Steinbeck) Rodgers and includes bookplates from "The Library of the Steinbeck Family" and "Josephine Rodgers." Signed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper; signature is in blue felt tip and was penned in the mid-60s along with several other books in this collection. Additionally inscribed: "To Josie, with compliments, Emily." Very probably one of the last of the close family copies to come to the marketplace. GP A1A

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        Lady Chatterley's lover including, My skirmish with Jolly Roger / written especially and exclusively as an introduction to this popular edition by D.H. Lawrence

      [Paris : Edward Titus] : Privately printed, 1929, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this form (2nd authorised edition)Highly uncommon in the original wrappers. Good copy, edges worn. Surface split along spine cover. Text block intact. Black vignette to front cover. Lacks original spine title label. Light tanning around the page margins. This unique and rare copy remains quite well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Physical description: viii, 365p ; 19cm. Notes: Second authorized edition: the Author's Unabridged Popular Edition. The novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the Orioli Press in Florence in 1928, and was almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers. Lawrence had always intended to release a cheap version, and was spurred on to do so by the appearance of the unauthorized copies. In 1929 he approached Edward Titus and negotiated an edition to be sold at 60 francs, with a new introduction regarding the pirated printings entitled My Skirmish with Jolly Roger.

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        [College Yearbook]: The Lucky Bag: The Annual of the Regiment of Midshipmen Published at the United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD by the Class of 1929

      Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Academy. 1929. First. First and only edition. Large quarto. Embossed leatherette. Three full-page color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Rubbing to the gilt, slight mustiness, very good. Invitation to the Class Ball laid in. Senior Class annual yearbook. Among the graduating class is future science-fiction master Robert A. Heinlein, with a full page devoted to his class photograph and biographical information. He is also pictured in the drama group (the Masque Raders) and pictured uncredited on the Fencing Team. This copy Signed by Heinlein at his picture, as well as by many other members of his class including Medal of Honor-winner Bruce Van Voorhis, future Vice-Admiral James Flatley, and future Rear Admiral Warner Rodimon. We've seen several copies of this yearbook, but never found copies signed by Heinlein. .

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        Über hochpolymere Verbindungen, XIV. Mitteilung: Über das Polystyrol, ein Modell des Kautschuks.

      . Chem. Ber., 62. - Berlin 1929, 8°, pp.241-263, OKartBd.+ Beigelegt sind 12 weitere Sonderdrucke aus den Jahren 1929-1934, meist mit Stempel "Überreicht vom Verfasser", zwei mit eigenhändigen Grüßen, einer mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift.. Erste Ausgabe der "Erstbenennung des "POLYSTYROL" - - F. Matthews erhielt 1911 das erste Patent für die Anwendung von "Metastyrol" zur Herstellung von Lack und Gebrauchsgegenständen. Aber erst die Forschungen von Hermann Staudinger und seiner Schule bringen Aufklärung über die Struktur dieses Kunststoffes und den Reaktionsmechanismus seiner Bildung. Lange Zeit trägt der Stoff die Bezeichnung "Metastyrol" bis Staudinger 1929 diesen Namen durch den Begriff "Polystyrol" ersetzt. In der Fußnote auf Seite 241 der Arbeit "Über hochpolymere Verbindungen: Über das Polystyrol ..." von H.Staudinger, M.Brunner, K.Frey, P.Garbsch, R.Signer & S.Wehrli, heißt es dazu: "Wir nennen das Produkt, statt früher Metastyrol, Polystyrol, um eine einheitliche Nomenklatur durchzuführen, da es sich um ein hoch polymeres Produkt handelt". - Beigelegt sind folgende Arbeiten von H.Staudinger: - Über Isopran und Kautschuk, 14. Mitt.: Über den Abbau von Kautschuk und Guttapercha. Mit H.F.Bondy (1929). - Über hochpolymere Verbindungen, 15.Mitt.: Über die Reduktion des Polystyrols (1929). - Die Chemie der hochmolekularen organischen Stoffe im Sinne der Kekuleschen Strukturlehre (1929). - Über Isorpen und Kautschuk, 20.Mitt.: Über die Kolloidnatur von Kautschuk, Guttapercha und Balata (1930). - Über Hochpolymere Verbindungen, 38. Mitt.: Über Poly-allychlorid. Mit Th. Fleitmann (1930). - Über Isorpen und Kautschuk, 37.Mitt.: Über homologe Poly-prane. Mit E.O.Leupold (1931). - Über Hochpolymere Verbindungen, 59. Mitt.: Viskositätsgesetze bei hochpolymerer Verbindungen (1932). - Über Hochpolymere Verbindungen, 60. Mitt.: Über hochpolymere Verbindungen zwischen der Kettenlänge von Fadenmolekülen und der spezifischen Viscosität ihrer Lösungen (1932). - Über Hochpolymere Verbindungen, 80. Mitt.: Über das Molekulargewicht von Polyacrylsäure und Polyacrylsäureester. Mit E.Trommsdorff (1933). - Die Hochmolekularen Organischen Verbindungen (1933). - Über Hochpolymere Verbindungen, 86. Mitt.: Über die Gültigkeit des Viscositäts-Gesetztes (1934). - Staudinger, H.: Über makromolekulare Verbindungen, 200. Mitt.: Über die Konstitutionsaufklärungen der makromolekularen Verbindungen (1938).* - - *Bisher wurden die Arbeiten des Freiburger Instituts auf diesem Gebiet in zwei Serien veröffentlicht. In einer Reihe "Über Isorpen und Kautschuk" sind bis her 47, in der anderen "Über hochpolymere Verbindungen" 199 Mitteilungen erschienen. Da in beiden Serien die gleichen Probleme behandelt werden, sollen die weiteren Veröffentlichungen auf diesem Gebiet unter dem gemeinsamen Titel "Über makromolekulare Verbindungen " erscheinen, und zwar beginnend mit der vorliegenden 200. Mitteilung dieser Reihe.

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        The bolt / by P. R. Shore

      London : Methuen, 1929, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and dulled as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to half-title. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 299 pages; Desc.: 299, 8p. : map ; 20cm. Subjects: Detective fiction -- Mystery fiction. Map on lining papers. 8-page publisher's catalogue at end. P. R. Shore is the male pseud. of Helen Madeline Leys (1892-1965). Scarce first edition of this title.

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        Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. (8 Volumes, Complete Set)

      Clarendon Press / Griffith Institute, 0, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket in Good ConditionSize: 19cm x 28cm, 1929-1962. Mixed set: Vol. II, III, IV, & VI are first edition; Vol. I, Parts I & II are second edition, and Vol. V & VII are Griffith reissues. 8 quarto volumes. Publisher's bindings. Minor toning and wear to dust jackets. Some are price-clipped. Vol. II & V are lacking jackets. Minor bumping and rubbing to extremities. Inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. Photos available upon request. Heavy set (12kg). "One of the most important research tools for Egyptologists and archaeologists has been for many years the remarkable publication, the Topographical Bibliography of ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. This vital resource had been conceived by Professor Adolf Erman of Berlin in the last decade of the 19th century. Professor F. Llewellyn Griffith of Oxford actually set in motion the project, when he was still at the British Museum, by financing it and hiring Bertha Porter, a professional bibliographer with the Dictionary of National Bibliography. Little information is available on Porter, except that she was born in London to Frederick William Porter, an architect, and his wife and that she moved in literary circles and was also interested in psychical research. In preparation for her new job, Miss Porter studied hieroglyphs with Griffith and later with Professor Kurt Sethe at Goettingen. Never visiting Egypt herself, Porter depended wholly on publications, photographs and drawings and verifications by others in the field. She collected and organized the references on which the entire enterprise would be established. It was time consuming and challenging work and in 1924, Miss Porter took on as assistant another student of Professor Griffith's, Rosalind Moss. Miss Moss was an energetic woman of independent means and a trained and published anthropologist, who was willing to travel to Egypt to undertake verification of the information to be published in their first volume: The Theban Necropolis (1927). Their fruitful collaboration continued until Porter's retirement in 1929, at which time Moss continued the project, producing seven volumes, including largely augmented revised editions of the original three volumes, due to the vast increase in new material that appeared since the project's beginnings. Moss in turn took on as her editorial assistant, Ethel W. Burney, the widow of Oxford's Oriel Professor of Hebrew, and together they maintained a huge file of slips at the Griffith Institute at Oxford where, by 1938, the Bibliography's records had been transferred. A small staff of part-time salaried assistants was installed, including Helen Murray, a South African, who stayed on the staff at Oxford as archivist until her retirement in the 1980's and later Jaromir Malek, a student from Prague's Institue of Egyptology, who is the current editor. The Two Ladies, as Egyptologists came to call the pair of Moss and Burney (after a duet of important ancient Egyptian goddesses) loved to travel and were hospitable hostesses, remembered as especially kind to shy young scholars, and good company to all colleagues as well as extremely meticulous and dedicated researchers whose requests for information were cheerfully met by scholars who realized that the ladies did not spare themselves to produce the most reliable publication in the field.", Livre

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        CHICAGO, BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD COMPANY; DOCUMENTARY HISTORY, VOLUMES ONE, TWO, AND THREE

      Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1928 & 1929, Chicago - Volume one focuses on lines east of the Mississippi River; volume two on lines in Iowa and Missouri; volume three on lines west of the Missouri River. These books contain all important documents relating to the various companies in the CB&Q Railroad system, from the beginning of the corporate existence of the oldest companies down to 1928, including special charters, articles of incorporation, consolidations, leases, deeds, mortagages, decrees of foreclosure and sales thereunder, accompanied by brief sketches of the Corporate History of each company together with such general railroad laws as seem pertinent to the history. In 1928 the CB&Q had over 9,000 miles of track in eleven different states. The CB&Q includes about 200 different railroads with which it had been consolidated or acquired. The three thick volumes total 4805 pages. Bound in original black cloth with lettering and logo stamped in gilt. A fine and bright set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE IRON MAN AND THE TIN WOMAN AND OTHER FUTURITIES. Signed.

      John Lane, London 1929 - First edition. Crown 8vo. 307pp. Publisher's bright yellow cloth printed black on the front cover, gilt-lettered at the spine, yellow topstain, lightly spotted edges. A near fine copy in a very good example of the whimsical Giles illustrated dustwrapper that has been treated to some professional restoration primarily at the extremities of the spine. A splendid example of Leacock's signature dated in his hand, May 6th, 1934, pasted to the ffe. Contains: The Golfomaniac, Jazzled Journalism, Forty Years Of Billiards & 45 other Leacock Gems. Blieler Checklist of Fantastic Literature Page 131. Quite uncommon in dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Little Brown & Company, Boston, 1929, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st American EditionNear fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Top front corner slightly bumped, pages a bit toned. Jacket with light wear to the front panel and spine, several tiny chips and other general light wear. Rear panel has a one inch closed tear at the top of the rear panel, with an attendant chip and creasing. Other light wear and soiling to the rear panel, Book

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        Scientific American November and December 1929 Volume 141 Numbers 5 and 6

      Scientific American Publishing Company, New York, 1929, Paperback, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, An example of advertising for the ages, possibly part of a campaign engineered by the infamous Edward L. Bernays. Back page of issue number 5 is a color Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement which appears beneath the caption "An Ancient Prejudice has been removed." Center of the ad features a large clenched fist breaking a heavy chain. Upon the cuff of the hand is written "American Intelligence." Top left illustration shows a paranoid bearded miser counting his gold by candlelight. Top right illustration shows a wealthy establishment couple beside a handsome security guard inside a palatial bank. Text beneath the miser reads "Hoarding gold with the fanatical zeal of the miser has vanished. American Intelligence sponsors thousands of banking institutions to which the individual (i.e. the establishment couple) safely entrusts his wealth. *Please note the date of this magazine, November 1929*. This prestigious American publication was probably printed in the latter days of October 1929 ... just as the *Great Crash* occurred... and the *Great Depression* ensued... causing countless financial institutions to go under... taking countless individual fortunes with them. A package of Lucky Strikes appears in lower left corner while text in lower right corner reads "Toasting Did It - Gone is that ancient prejudice against cigarettes - progress has been made. We removed the prejudice against cigarettes when we removed harmful corrosive acrids (pungent irritants) from the tobaccos. Thus "Toasting" has destroyed that ancient prejudice against cigarette smoking by men and by women." As the banks soon proved fallible, what are the implications for cigarette smoking? A truly stunning work which should not be forgotten. We include the subsequent December 1929 issue as its back cover is graced with a very similar ad, only now the advertiser has made a timely change from the gold/banking theme to one comparing science in the days of the inquisition to the science supporting contemporary thriving metropolii. Condition: November back cover has average wear with three inch crease to lower corner. December back cover has several small tears and average soiling. December spine in poor condition. Truly unique and important pieces of Americana, these pieces will be of great interest to advertising historians, organizations opposed to tobacco use, and organizations promoting investment in precious metals, Magazine

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        COMMERCIAL ART New Series 1926-1929 (volumes 1-7 inclusive)

      The Studio Limited, London 1929 - A fine set of 7 volumes, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Matching contemporary brown cloth binding with gilt lettering, very good with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, bookplate of F. Joerin to the front paste-downs otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good set of 7 volumes. Size: 4to (21 x 28cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cow's in the Corn, A One-Act Irish Play in Rhyme

      Gaylordsville [CT]: Slide Mountain Press, 1929. First Edition. Very good. First edition in book form, (first published in The Dearborn [Michigan] Independent), with a new Preface. #56 of 91 copies printed by James and Hilda Wells, signed by Frost on the half-title page. 16mo, [32] pp. Decorative paper over flexible boards, which are slightly bowed and toned at the edges. Minor restoration of backstrip, with some loss of text (Frost's name) on spine label. Light foxing on endpapers, else clean and sound.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LATE FRANK D. BALDWIN, MAJOR GENERAL, U. S. A

      Wetzel Publishing Co., Inc., 1929., 1929. First edition. 8vo. Light blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, decorated endpapers, xv [3], 204 pp., frontis. [portrait], foreword, tribute, author's preface, illustrated, portraits, index. Foreword by Major General Hunter Liggett, U.S.A., Retired. Edited by Brigadier General W. C. Brown, Colonel C. C. Smith and E. A. Brininstool. General Baldwin joined the Union Army in 1861 and was mustered out in June of 1865, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at the age of 22. After the Civil War he entered the Regular Army and attained the rank of Captain 5th Infantry in March 1879. He led troops in numerous battles with Indians throughout the West. His actions in an attack on an Indian village on the Red River in Montana on December 18, 1876, earned him a brevet of Captain. Baldwin served with distinction under General Nelson A. Miles as chief of scouts during campaigns against Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. He was eventually advanced to the rank of Major General, after which he retired from active duty. Baldwin won two Congressional Medals of Honor during his active service time. Howes B57 says "General Baldwin campaigned against Indians all over the West and was the only officer to receive twice the Medal of Honor." Photographs include a picture of "Yellowstone" Kelly, a scout from 1876-1881 on the Yellowstone River, Montana, and one of Buffalo Bill taken in 1881. A fine, bright, square copy in the elusive dust jacket with a chip at head of spine that wraps around to the top edge of the rear panel, and a chip to bottom corner of the front panel. The dust jacket blurbs and illustration on the rear panel are seldom seen.

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        THE ROMAN HAT MYSTERY

      Stokes 1929 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ In a Fine Facsimile first edition dust jacket. Solid copy of the author's first novel. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone selection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        The Black Christ & Other Poems

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1929 - This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Cullen on the front endpaper. Black cloth spine, blue paper covered boards with gold foil labels pasted down on cover & spine (lightly oxidized labels). Completely clean inside, outside the paper covered boards are immaculate, also the spine (excepting the foil label). Illustrated in black & white by Charles Cullen. Light soiling to cover of dust jacket, chips to edges of dustjacket, 1 inch tear to top edge of darkened spine of jacket. Signed "Cordially, Countee Cullen". Additional gift inscription above Cullen's dated 1929. 8vo, 8" high X 5" wide, 110 pages. Stated "First Edition I-D" on colophon page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME.

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1929 - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-351 [352-358: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Travel by time machine to earth's far future. "THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME completes the trilogy of my tales of Matter, Space, and Time [THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM and "The Fire People" dealing with the first two matters, respectively]." - Ray Cummings (from foreword to a later appearance in FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-24. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 516. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 226. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. Sargent, American and British Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 185. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p.54. Reginald 03693. A fine copy in very good professionally restored four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a superb color painting by Allen St. John on the front panel) with age- darkening to spine and rear panels. A fairly nice example of the jacket overall, with bright, very attractive front panel that reproduces one of St. John's finest SF paintings. (#90294) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Original Greta Garbo Photograph From The Kiss

      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hollywood 1929 - A beautiful rare 8" x 10" studio portrait of Garbo. On The verso is written anna christie in a contemporary hand, but I think that its actually from "The Kiss" and although no photographer is credited to me it looks like one of Clarence Sinclair Bull's portraits. Faint line crease to the bottom left corner, otherwise a near fine portrait. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Scribners, NY 1929 - Bound in black cloth with gold labels. The labels are bright (virtually as new). The first edition of the book without the disclaimer, and the true first state dust jacket with price of $2.50 on front flap with "Katherine" on the front flap of the jacket and two reviews on the back panel. . The jacket has had some minor restoration work to top of spine. A beautiful copy. One of 31050 copies in the first printing. Reference: Hanneman 8.A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge

      New York: Horace Liveright. (1929). Third printing (the same month as the first printing, curiously in the same green plush binding as the first issue). Bookplate of Madison Avenue advertising marvel and bibliophile P.K. Thomajan, a little wear at the bottom of the boards, near fine in a very good or better third printing dustwrapper with shallow chips at the top of the front panel. Inscribed by Perelman at a later date: "To P.K. Thomajan Sincerely S.J. Perelman. Feb 2., 1944." Perelman's rare first book, the Groucho Marx blurb on the rear panel says it all: "From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend to read it." Some modest wear, but still a very nice copy, the abrasive plush material of the binding tended to rub the jacket away to nothing. The fact that the third printing binding is made from green plush material might shed some doubt on the commonly held opinion that the green plush precedes the silver embossed boards, or not. At any rate we've seen only one other inscribed copy. .

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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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        AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID. INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LA CIUDAD. AÑO 1929. MEMORIA

      IMPRENTA Y LITOGRAFIA MUNICIPAL, MADRID 1929 - TELA EDITORIAL. 192 PÁGINAS Y MÁS DE 130 LÁMINAS CON FOTOGRAFÍAS, PLANOS, MAPAS Y GRÁFICOS, MUCHOS DE ELLOS PLEGADOS. BUENA CONSERVACIÓN. Size: 34 X 26

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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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