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        Icones Farlowianae. Illustrations of the larger Fungi of eastern North America by William Gilson Farlow. With descriptive text by Edward Angus Burt

      Cambridge, MA, The Farlow Library and Herbarium of Harvard University, 1929. Folio (35.5 x 28.2 cm). x, 120 pp., 103 very fine full colour plates after watercolours of Joseph Bridgham and printed by the Boston Heliotype Printing Company. Original full green buckram with gilt titles to the front cover and spine.* Quite rare and wonderfully illustrated limited edition. According to Volbracht, this is the only large iconography of the [North] American mushrooms, very expensively produced. Some offsetting, otherwise a good, unmarked copy. The binding is very good. Schliemann, 296; Stafleu and Cowan, 1742; Volbracht, 576.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Toad of Toad Hall

      UK Methuen 1929 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 37 of 200 copies signed by both A A Milne and Kenneth Grahame.A Lovely copy of a play from Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows with many pages uncut FINE in a FINE DW which is Chipped to the top [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS.

      Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York 1929 - Hanneman A8d. Black cloth, [7 1/4" x 5 1/4"] red decorative border on the title page. Embossed Grosset emblem on the upper cover. Printed red paper labels on the upper cover & spine. A very rare book especially in the correct silver, black & red dustwrapper & much less available than the true first trade - [Hanneman A8a]. Almost all of the Grosset reprints are incorrectly listed & are much later & usually taller printings. This is a superb, indeed stunning copy [neat name on the ffe - just a hint of archival restoration to the rare dustwrapper]. Excellent. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Sartoris.

      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Wege zur Raumschiffahrt

      R. Oldenbourg, Munich 1929 - 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's blurb for Die Möglichkeit der Weltraumfahrt (1928), ed. Willy Ley, tipped to the front free endpaper. 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]).Oberth'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's atmosphere; (2) that these machines could attain velocities sufficient to prevent their falling back to earth, or even to escape the earth'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. Oberth'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'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.Some of Oberth's findings were anticipated by those of Goddard and of Tsiolkovsky; however, their work went largely unheralded, while Oberth'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' 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pansies

      London 1929 - Signed, Limited Edition; #377 of 500. Privately printed. By P. R. Stephensen. White heavy card covers, printed in red & black. Book Near Fine; wrapped in Good glassine wrapper. Just a trace of rubbing to corners. Erasure on top front corners on ffep. Glassine wrapper is quite age-toned, and has chips at corners and spine extremities, and several short tears at flap fold. ; 125 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        To Far Western Alaska for Big Game Being an Account of Two Journeys to Alaska in Search of Adventure

      London: Rowland Ward 1929, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xiv,232pp. + 4pp. (ads). Fine in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo in gilt lettered and decorated green cloth with plates (including frontispiece) from photos and large folding coloured map in rear pocket. Bright unfaded copy in uncommon dustjacket, chipped at top and bottom of spine and split at front flap fold. AB 7501; Riling 2059. Account of two hunting expeditions for white sheep and moose in the Kenai Peninsula, brown bear in the Pavlov region, sheep in the Rainey Pass country and moose and caribou in the Ptarmigan Valley of Western Alaska..

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        Tales and Novels of J. De La Fontaine Vol. 1-2

      G.J. THIEME, HOLLAND 1929 - Vol. 2 states "To 100 choicest falstaff connoisseur collectors, This is #60 of 100 copies entirely set by hand containing 12 original etchings hand colored by most cordially yours, Clara Tice (signed in red pencil). Vol. 1, 204 pgs. Vol. 2, 271 pgs. Gold gilt on spine and cover, deckled fore edge, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Light edge wear, faded spine, bookplate removal blemish on inner board, otherwise, terrific condition!! DATE PUBLISHED: 1929 EDITION: [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        THE POETICAL WORKS

      OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1929 - FIRST EDITION THUS,EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND TEXTUAL NOTES BY H.BUXTON.FORMAN,FRONTIS PCE PORTRAIT OF KEATS BY JOSEPH SEVERN.THIS IS AN EXQUISITE FULL DARK BROWN CALF BINDING BY A.SIMS,BOOKBINDER MAMHILAD,MON.HIS LABEL IS IN THE INSIDE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE REAR COVER,THE SPINE HAS RAISED BANDS WITH THE TITLES AND EXQUISITE DECORATIONS THEREON,THE COVERS EDGES ARE EDGED IN GILT,BEAUTIFUL PINK DECORATED ENDPAPERS,THIS HAS THE FRONT COVER OF THE ORIGINAL LAID IN AT THE END OF THE BOOK,THIS BOOK IS A JOY TO SEE AND POSSES INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Eastwood]
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        The Morada -- No. 1--3, 5 (all published)

      Albuquerque, New Mexico: [no publisher]. 1929-1931. First. First edition. Complete set, with issue four never published. Small quartos. Printed paper wrappers, some with partially unopened pages. Issue One is about fine, Two and Three are about near fine with some bumping to the yapped edges, and Five is composed of loose signatures with the wraps present but separated and in two pieces, fair. An obscure little magazine that mixed American expatriates with local Southwestern writers and was once believed to be the next Little Review, according to Ezra Pound. Issue One features very early appearances of Paul Bowles ("The Church"), Kenneth Rexroth (a two-page story, "She Left Him"), and Charles Henri Ford ("Short Poem About a Gunman"); Issue Two is dedicated to Harry Crosby and features Bowles ("Serenade Au Cap"); Issue Three has a two-page letter from Pound; and Issue Five, "tri-lingual" issue, includes Bowles ("Eight") and Louis Zukofsky ("from two dedications"). A complete run of a tough to find magazine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Mysterious Affair at Styles. A Detective Story

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited,, 1929. Octavo. Original red boards, titles and decorative design to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers spotted, contents tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket. An attractive 1920s reprint in the fantastic dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        New levels in the stock market

      New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1929 - One volume in 8vo; pp. X, 264, (4) blank; original publisher's red cloth, black spine label with gilt lettering, no rubbing or bumping, bach cover with a few small white spots, endpapers slightly age-toned, handwritten name and address on front flyleaf, inside clean and crisp, a near fine copy. First edition. Ch.A. Dice was Professor of Business Organization at Ohio State University. In his book he develops the thesis that a revolution came in American business in the 1920's which raised industrial development to a relatively permanent higher level of prosperity. A product of "New-era" psychology published in August 1929, that uses American business history from about 1900 to support this thesis. Considers course of stock market, developments in production, finance and marketing, the new role of the small investor, the investment trust, etc.Larson, Guide to business history, no. 1942 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Modern Architecture

      The Studio Limited (1929), London - Lg. 4to. x,212pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Some staining and scuffing on binding. Spine sunned. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Wear to corners. Small split along gutter of pages 52 & 53 still firmly holding. English edition of Taut's important work on the "new movement." Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of Industrial buildings, offices, shops, restaurants, apartment buildings, halls, theatres, stadiums, schools, religious buildings as well as many other types of houses. Each photograph annotated with the name of the building and architect & the year it was built. Some of the architects who's work are depicted: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard J. Neutra, Walter Gropius, Adolf Loos, Erich Mendelsohn, Alf Francken, Peter Behrens, Bruno Taut plus many others. Printed on glossy paper. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Contents: Why a New Movement. Historical. What is Modern Architecture. The Early Developments of Modern Architecture. Modern Building. Elements. Questions of Taste. Conclusion, with a few Comments on England. Bibliography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        La Femme, le mari et l'amant. Lithographies originales de Ferdinand Fargeot

      Piazza, Paris 1929 - In-4 (27 x 21,5 cm), 347 - (1) pp. - (2) ff., maroquin beige, dos lisse orné mosaïqué, filets entourant les plats, filet de coupe, filets intérieurs, doublures et gardes de soie verte, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés, étui bordé (reliure signée Capelle). Illustré de lithographies originales en couleurs par Ferdinand FARGEOT. Tirage à 1580 exemplaires numérotés, un des 200 sur Japon impérial contenant une suite en noir (N° 62). // Quarto (27 x 21,5 cm), 347 - (1) pp. - (2) ll., beige morocco, smooth spine tooled with mosaic, gilt fillets border on covers, fillet on turn-ins, green silk paste-downs and end-papers, top edge gilt, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved, bordered slipcase (binding signed Capelle). Illustrated with original lithographs in colors by Ferdinand FARGEOT. Limited printing of 1580 numbered copies, one of the 200 on imperial Japan paper with a suite in black of the illustrations (N° 62).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN. Leonard Woolf Presentation Copy

      The Hogarth Press, London 1929 - Woolf, Virginia. A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN. Leonard Woolf Presentation Copy. London: The Hogarth Press, 1929. First Edition. First Issue. First Trade Edition. Small crown 8vo., 172pp. A near fine copy in cinnamon cloth, gilt titles to the spine, contents very clean. Inscribed by Leonard Woolf on the ffe: "Shena Simon / from Leonard Woolf / 1 1 /54". Shena Simon also known as Lady Simon of Wythenshawe (1883-1972), politician, educational reformer & friend of the Woolfs' for many years. This copy in a very good example of the elusive Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper showing moderate wear, and small loss at the spine ends. A superb Association copy. Woolf's major polemic against patriarchy, based loosely on two lectures she delivered, one at Newnham and the other at Girton. Kirkpatrick And Clarke A12a. Woolmer 215. Woolf observed in her diary, "I shall be attacked for a feminist". An increasingly uncommon & important Woolf title & 20th century literary highlight. A Wonderful Association Copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN

      The Fountain Press/The Hogarth Press, New York/London 1929 - This edition preceded the English edition (both trade and signed) by three days. Original cinnamon cloth. Copy #392 of only 492 numbered copies SIGNED by the author of this important and desirable title, a compelling essay on women and writing that has become a classic feminist text. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," said Woolf, "and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved." Light wear to tips of spine which is mildly sunned; gilt strong. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Room of One's Own

      The Hogarth Press 1929 - London: Hogarth Press, 1929: First edition, first printing. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Pages lightly age toned. Light wear to cloth. The top board is bowed slightly upward, light edge wear and light dinging to the top edges of the boards. The dust jacket shows tanning, rubbing, soiling, light chipping and loss. Rear panel shows a light cup ring stain. The jacket is very fragile at the folds, with the rear spine fold split and repaired with mending tissue from the verso. The fold at the front flap has a short split at the top as well. Extremely rare in the original Vanessa Bell dust jacket. A wonderful example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Room of One's Own

      London: Hogarth Press, 1929. A solid "starter" copy of the 1929 1st trade edition. Clean and VG (with bright gilt-lettering at the spine) in a bright, price-intact, G+ dustjacket, with substantial paper loss (2") at the lower half of the spine. Both panels perfectly intact but front panel is separated, as is the base of the spine. Still though, a presentable copy. 12mo, 172 pgs. . Cloth.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Brothers and Sisters

      London: Heath Granton Limited,, 1929. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black With the dust jacket. Contents a little toned, cloth somewhat dull as always but an exceptional copy in the mildly faded dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ALFRED GILBERT.

      - Pp. xiv+236, photogravure frontispiece, tissue guard, 39 plates, index; post 4to; cream cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt & blind, upper board a trifle marked; t.e.g., others uncut; ribbon marker; dust wrapper, foxed and lightly worn, lower panel slightly soiled, edges lightly split and chipped; a little light foxing; A. & C. Black, 1929. De Luxe edition; being one of 100 numbered copies, signed by the artist, with one of his original rough working sketches bound in at front. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Echoes

      The Lakeside Press, Chicago 1929 - #155 of 1,000 copies. Previous owners name written inside. Slight rubbing to bottom edges & corners. Gilt top page edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collectorsemall]
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        The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the llano Estacado

      Lakeside Press, Chicago 1929 - 261 pages, frontis, illustrations, fold-out map. Jenkins 82, "an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operations of the early West. It is one of the most highly regarded landmarks in the literature of the cattle country." Graff 1718, Howes H39, Herd 969, " One of the best books about a Texas ranch. Because of a lawsuit most of the edition was recalled and suppressed, making it one of the rarest and most sought after books on cattle." Six-Guns 894, Rader 1731, Six-Score 54 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old West Books (ABAA)]
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        THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE LLANO ESTACADO.

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929. - First edition. Signed by the author. 8vo. Decorated cloth, 261pp., gilt top, "Introduction" by John V. Farwell, appendix, biblio., index, maps, illustrations with maps and facsimiles. "One of the best books about a Texas ranch. Because of a lawsuit most of the edition was recalled and suppressed, making it one of the rarest and most sought after books on cattle. This is the author's first book, and the many books he has written since have enhanced his reputation as a writer."---Ramon F. Adams. "A foundation work on ranching in the Panhandle, and an important ranch history."---William S. Reese. "As county and town afford the basis for historical treatment of many areas, ranches have afforded basis for various range country histories. Of these Haley's XIT Ranch is the best."---J. Frank Dobie. Professionally rebacked with black cloth spine, titles stamped in gold on spine panel, endsheets replaced, cosmetic restoration to corners, page edges show tiny to small water stains, else a very good, tight copy of a range classic housed in custom made slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gold. HERD 969. CAMPBELL 41. SIX SCORE 54. SIX GUNS 894. 44 & 44 20. GRAFF 1718, 1719. HOWES H39. MERRILL p.19. BTB 82. DOBIE p. 104 & 113. RADER 1731. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Undying Faces

      Hogarth Press, London,, 1929. A collection of death masks with a note by Georg Kolbe. Translated from the German by Margaret M. Green. Octavo. Original linen-backed burgundy boards, titles to spine gilt. With the photographic dust jacket. Illustrated. Ownership inscription to front pastedown but an excellent copy in the somewhat marked and slightly rubbed and faded dust jacket. First UK edition, first impression. Illustrations include those of the death masks of Lenin, Trotsky, Nietzsche, Hugo, Wagner, Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Thackeray, Goethe, Pushkin, Coleridge, Walter Scott, Napoleon, Thomas Paine, Swift, Newton, Cromwell and others. Very scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of The Llano Estacado.

      The Lakeside Press, Chicago 1929 - Small 4to. Green cloth, gilt. xvi, 261pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece map, illustrations, 2 maps (one foldout). Very good. Entwined ownership initials inkstamped in blue on title page; owner's red pencilled occasional brief margin comments erased but sometimes faintly visible. Tight, clean and handsome first edition of Haley's elusive first book, many copies of which were recalled and suppressed because of a lawsuit brought against Haley. Former owner was a hardcore XIT Ranch aficionado, for 1931-32 newspaper clippings regarding related figures (mainly John V. Farwell) have been neatly tipped to the front pastedown, rear endpaper and rear inner flyleaf, causing age toning. RAFF 1718. NEW HOWES 39. RADER 1731. RAMPAGING HERD 969. SIX-GUNS 894. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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        Tarzan And The Lost Empire

      Metropolitan Books; NY; 1929/nd; 313 pp.; DJ; VG+/VG; - ; 313 pp.; DJ; VG+/VG;____ The jacket has some small edge chipping and a 1" piece from the rear panel.____ Heins=T14.1 ___McWhorter=p.122.2.____ [kwA_ 1st Ed. ] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Watermark West Rare Books]
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        China Photos - Peking - The Forbidden City

      China 1929 - Beijing, circa 1929. Set of 35 original photographs of China, taken privately by a German traveller, mounted recto and verso to 5 large brown cardstock leaves, with some manuscript captions. Photographs vary in size, the majority measuring 14,5 x 8,75 cm, with a few variations, the smallest measuring approximately 4,5 x 6,75 cm. Very Good Condition. Peking is the focal point of this collection of photographs, centering in and near the Forbidden City, and featuring exquisite reliefs, sky reaching pagodas, and some of the city's iconic ancient structures. The photographer was especially impressed the refined art of Chinese sculpture and carving. Three views of Winter Palace feature a lovely snapshot of the Dragon Wall, the most famously known of only nine dragon walls in all of China. [Winter Palace is situated west of the northern gate of Beijing's Forbidden City.] Coal Hill (Jingshan Park), formerly a private imperial garden attached to the grounds of the Forbidden City and situated immediately north of it. [The grounds were opened to the public in 1928.] The traveller entered Verboden Stad (The Foridden City), and includes a view of the elaborate entrance to the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Three photographs show the Temple of Heaven, which was constructed from 1406 to 1420 at the behest of the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City. A tour of Jade Spring Hill and the Summer Palace yields a splendid close-up snapshot of reliefs carved into the base of Huazanghai Stone Pagoda. A bridge, the Jade Peak Pagoda, and the famous Marble Boat also appear. In addition, 4 photographs are taken on approaching Hong Kong show Chinese junks and commercial vessels in Victoria Harbour, as well as a secluded white sand beach possibly on the beautiful Sai Kung Peninsula. And, in Canton, the traveller includes 3 photographs of a temple and its Buddhist statues.

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        Daneway, a Fairy Play For Emery Walker, F.S.A. Written and Illustrated by Loyd Haberly.

      Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire: Seven Acres Press, 1929. - 1st and only edition. Title page printed in red, green and gold, top edge gilt. Full morocco, blind stamped with arts and crafts style decoration and with the letters E.C.T. and N.C.T. respectively in gilt on the front and rear covers. The inner top margin of the binding has the inscription blocked in gilt "FOR NORAH AND JOE/ WITH HAB'S LOVE I GO." Obviously a personalised binding. Emery Walker, a co-founder with Cobden Sanderson, of the Doves Press was a great influence on Haberly who first learnt his skills at the Central School of Arts and Crafts whilst in England on a Rhodes Scholarship to study law at Oxford. Haberly later briefly headed the Gregynog Press, although his tenure there was not a success. This is one of the scarcest titles from The Seven Acres Press's output of 21 titles, published in an edition of only 60 copies, this one numbered 26, additionally signed and dated by the author/illustrator/printer/binder. The covers just a little spotted otherwise a Fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Autograph poem written about his sailboat "Tummler"

      Caputh 1929 - Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph poem. 1 page, written on the back of a used envelope. Caputh, 1929 (dated by Einstein's secretary, Helen Dukas, in a pencil note in the upper left corner). 235 x 210 mm. 3 holes punched in upper margin, tape repair along central fold, but very good. From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).A charming representation of two of Einstein's lifelong pleasures--light verse and sailing. Einstein wrote this poem at Caputh, a small town on the Havel River near the lakes Templiner See and the Schwielowsee, where he and his wife, Elsa, had acquired property for a summer home in 1929. The city council of Berlin had intended to present Einstein with a summer home in honor of his fiftieth birthday (March 14, 1929), but because of some embarrassing (and somewhat anti-Semitic) controversy within the council over the gift, Einstein declined the offer. The Einsteins ended up buying the property on their own and building a small cottage on it "in the woods near the water," as Elsa Einstein described it (quoted in Clark, Einstein: The Life and Times, p. 501). To mark this occasion, several of Einstein's friends combined to buy him a small sailboat, in which he spent many happy hours during his final years in Germany.The present autograph is the draft of the inaugural verses that Einstein wrote for his sailboat, which he christened "Tümmler" (porpoise or dolphin). Characteristically, he expressed his thanks both to the friends who purchased the boat for him and to the boat's designers and builders. The poem can be translated as follows:"So, now he hurries away, your proud but plump son, heavier indeed than he is fast, soon he'll make battle with the waves. Thanks to you who gave him, opening your purses; equal thanks to you who designed and with strong arm built him. Enter you now upon your life, Tümmler will be your name; keep yourself well, and don't capsize; take pleasure in the cooling sea."

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        Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge

      Horace Liveright, New York 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Cup of Gold

      McBride 1929 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that has benefitted from professional restoration. This original First Printing dustjacket has NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. We buy Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        1) Zur Quantendynamik der Wellenfelder. 2) Zur Quantentheorie der Wellenfelder. II.

      1929-1930 1929 - Heisenberg, Werner (1901-76) and Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958). (1) Zur Quantendynamik der Wellenfelder. Offprint from Zeitschrift für Physik 56 (1929). 61pp. 231 x 160 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine repaired. (2) Zur Quantentheorie der Wellenfelder. II. Offprint from Zeitschrift für Physik 59 (1930). 168-190pp. 231 x 160 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine repaired with clear tape. Together 2 items. Small mark from paper clip on wrappers of no. (1), small tear in front wrapper of no. (2), but very good. First Editions, Offprint Issues. Heisenberg and Pauli’s two-part paper contains the first full-fledged relativistic quantum field theory, representing the "formal invention of quantum electrodynamics" (Miller, Early Quantum Electrodynamics: A Source Book, p. xiii). "This extremely technical and mathematical branch of quantum physics, the foundations of which were laid by Heisenberg, Dirac, Pauli, Jordan, and their colleagues during the late 1920s and early 1930s, continues to this day with much the same program and approach . . . [Heisenberg was] a leading member of the small band of abstract theorists who established the program and laid the foundations of relativistic quantum field theory as it has been pursued ever since" (Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg, p. 276). In this paper—the only one that Heisenberg and Pauli co-authored—the two physicists attempted to establish "a consistent extension of the quantum formalism that would yield a satisfactory unification of quantum mechanics and relativity theory . . . In 1929, drawing upon the work of Dirac, Jordan, Oskar Klein, and others, Heisenberg and Pauli succeeded in formulating a general gauge-invariant relativistic quantum field theory by treating particles and fields as separate entities interacting through the intermediaries of field quanta. The formalism led to the creation of a relativistic quantum electrodynamics, equivalent to that developed by Dirac, which, despite its puzzling negative energy states, seemed satisfactory at low energies and small orders of interaction. But at high energies, where particles approach closer than their radii, the interaction energy diverges to infinity. Even at rest, a lone electron interacting with its own field seemed to possess an infinite self-energy . . . Attention was directed to the resolution of such difficulties for more than two decades" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, 6, pp. 312-26. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beatrix Potter - Autograph Letter Signed

      No Publisher, Sawrey, Nr. Ambleside 1929 - Autograph letter signed from Beatrix Potter (H.B. Heelis) to Mrs Wight. Single sided letter on lined paper, approximately 180mm x 230mm in size. Closed tear to lower left hand side, otherwise very good and in a legible hand. Dated April 15th, 1929, the letter thanks Mrs Wight for the Graythwaite subscriptions, noting that 'very few have dropped out' and that a play at Sawrey School brought in over thirteen pounds. Accompanying the letter is a photocopy of an account by Mrs Wight of her relationship with Beatrix Potter. Now both housed in a velvet lined cloth drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title in gilt to spine and upper cover 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        FAIRY CARAVAN

      - POTTER,BEATRIX. THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Phil:McKay (1929). 8vo, green cloth, pict. paste-on, small mend to inner hinge and sl. cover soil, VG+. 1st U.S. ed. (Priority of U.S. and U.K. editions has not been determined). After Potter finished her Peter Rabbit series Potter intended to stop writing and it was only with the persuasion of her American publisher, Alexander McKay, that she agreed to write this book intended only for the American market. Illus. by Potter with 6 color plates and 20 full page and 42 smaller black and white drawings. Linder notes that Potter's Lakeland friends "were quick to recognize many of the pictures with their local settings" (p.295). See Linder p. 292-5, Quinby 29a. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Frescoes of Diego Rivera

      New York: Harcourt Brace, [1929]. First edition. 4to. Frontispiece portrait of Rivera by Edward Weston, numerous b/w reproductions of frescos; 36, [108] pp. Publisher's gilt- stamped black cloth; light scuffing to extremities, toning to preliminaries, red stain to one fly-title; near fine in custom green morocco-backed slipcase and chemise . SIGNED by Rivera on the front free endpaper for "Senorita Vail" in memory of a visit to her home, dated 13 November 1931. Laid in loose is a vintage photograph (3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches) of Laurence Vail, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo in a Mexican courtyard. Laurence Vail was Peggy Guggenheim's first husband and an important Surrealist writer

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        SLEEPING PARTNERS

      Eyre & Spottiswoode 1929 - 1st 1929. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Sleeping Partners A Series of Episodes. A series of plates by Aldin featuring what appear to be a Irish Wolfhound and a terrier. Large format. Blue boards, light blue titles. Corners bumped. Endpapers a little grubby/foxed. Contents beautifully bright and clean. Pictorial wrapper is edge-worn and torn with loss. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        David Golder.

      Grasset 1929 - - Grasset, Paris 1929, 17,5x22,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 31 ex numérotés sur vélin d'Arches et réimposés dans le format in-4 tellière, tirage de tête avec 6 Japon et 15 Montval. Bel exemplaire sous double couverture présenté sous chemise et étui. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Atlàntida. Poema. edició Del Cinquantenari. Text Català Original y Versions Castellana, Francesa, Italiana, Portuguesa, Provençal y Llatina Inèdita. 1877 - 1927.

      Estampa De La Casa Miquel - Rius, Barcelona 1929 - 4 h. - 374pp. - 1 blanca y 4 h. Y 5 láminas, grabados originales al boj, a tres tintas. Muy cuidada estampa del texto, también a tres tintas. Edición única de 310 ejemplares. Todo en buen papel de hilo. Regia encuadernación firmada por Miquel Rius en piel muy decorada con hierros. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cantos decorados. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. Cortes dorados. Size: Gran Formato [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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