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        Rot gegen Rot. Erzählungen [ Signed by J. Breitbach ]

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 1929 - Signed by Author, small 8vo, in the original cloth with the original printed dust-jacket ; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, Berlin und Leipzig, 1929, 257 pp. + 1 f. (Inhalt). - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung (v. Josef Breitbach) ; 8° kleines Format ; Original-Kartoneinband mit originalem Schutzumschlag, .Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, Berlin und Leipzig, 1929, 257 S. + 1 f. (Inhalt). Very good copy (light foxing on cloth ; tiny spots on edge ; clean dust-jacket with some small spots on the back ; clean pages). This book was offered by J. Breitbach in June 1930 to a young French civil servant that he had just met in Alsace (French region along the French and German border). Rare book, esp. with such a dedicace. Donnot hesitate to contact us if you have any questions - Guter Zustand (leichte Rosflecke auf Einband ; Seiten sind frisch u. sauber ; Schutzumschlag auch ist sauber - mit nur einigen Rostflecken auf der Rückseite). Empfänger der Widmung war ein noch junger französicher Staatsbeamte, der in 1930 im Elsass tätig war. (Inhalt : "Zum lieben und sehr sympatischen Pierre B., im freunschaftlischer Zuneigung, Josef Breitbach, Wolsheim, 26. Juni 1930"). Seltenes und schönes Exemplar. Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen sehr gerne zur Verfügung. - Pour toute question sur cet exemplaire, nous sommes à votre disposition (Français, English, Deutsch). Langue: Allemand [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        The martyrdom of St. Saturus

      n.p.: n.d.. [1929]. "Edition limited to 10, this being no. 10, signed by Eric Gill in the lower right margin, on a sheet of handmade paper approx. 11"" x 7""; Ditchling/Gill 274; Victoria & Albert Catalogue P-559. Engravings of Eric Gill (1983), p. 262 showing that this engraving appeared in The Fleuron VII (1929), and The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity (Bristol, 1932)."

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        INICIAL (1928 - 1929)

      Imprenta de Carlos Martín, Segovia 1929 - 72 pp. 13,5 x 22 cm. Intonso. Lomo fatigado y pequeña rotura en cubierta. Interior en perfecto estado. Papel limpio. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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        The Sound and the Fury (Limited Edition)

      London: The Folio Society, 2012. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 2 Volumes with slipcase. Volume 1: illustrated paper over boards with quarter red leather spine, title worked in gilt onto spine, top edge gilt, headbands, colored endpapers, 4to (10-1/8 inches tall), pp. 313; volume 2 (with glossary & commentary by Stephen M. Ross and Noel Polk): gray cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, headbands, facsimile manuscript endpapers, 4to (10-1/8 inches tall), pp. xvii, 213, appendix, index. Both volumes with the publishers original bookmarks. Text volume with an insignificant rub to spine near title; slipcase with one tiny scratch. The Modern Library ranked The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century and to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, the Folio Society printed Faulkner's 1929 novel the way he intended - with different colors marking chronological shifts in the story. It sold out shortly after being published and can be difficult to find in fine condition - especially at this price.

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        Rot Gegen Rot

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, Germany 1929 - Signed by Author. 258pp; This is an extremely rare book with an incredible history. Based on my research, here is what I have learned: Josef Breitbach was born in Germany in 1903. From 1925 to 1928, he worked at a book dealer "Landauer" in Augsburg. While there, he developed relationships with the Communist Party. In 1928, he wrote and published this book, Rot Gegen Rot (Red Against Red), and was fired from his job in Germany because of the book. Josef wasn't popular with the German government either, and moved to France in 1929. While there, he published his next book in 1932, and the Germans banned his books in 1933. All in all, more than 4100 publications were banned by the Germans, but even on the short lists, Rot Gegen Rot is always one of the prominent books listed. Many of these books were collected and burned, but it is impossible to know how many actually survived. This particular copy must have been taken to France by Josef when he moved there. It was given as a gift to the wife of a prominent Jewish Rabbi (Adolf Phillipsborn) on April 15, 1936 in Paris, as noted in the inscription and by the Rabbi's bookplate. Josef Breitbach went on to fame as a writer in Europe until his death. The "Josef Breitbach Award" has been awarded annually since 1998 to the best German writer, and is considered the highest German literary prize. As for the book itself, it is in very good condition. It measures 7 1/2" x 5", and is covered in beige cloth with orange and black lettering. There is virtually no edgewear, but the corners are rounded. There is quite a bit of spotting on the cover and some minor soiling. The pages are slightly yellowed, but are tight and clean, and are in fine condition. The book is written entirely in German. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Sociology & Culture; Non-English Language::German; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 100641. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SEVEN FOR A SECRET [ Signed 1st ]

      E. P. Dutton and Company Inc, New York, 1929, HardcoverVery Good in boards. ; Inscribed read by greta Garbo and Dog, signed by Mary Webb. ; Signed by Author

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        Papeles de recienvenido

      Editorial Proa - Buenos Aires 1929 - Primera edicion. Raro. Con una fotografia inedita del autor en el frontis. Ejemplar 46/450 sobre papel pluma. Encuadernado en medio cuero rojo. Con manchitas de oxido. 74 paginas. 20,5x15,5 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed. Folded sheet with printed address `The British, Australian, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition of 1929-30. S. Y. "Discovery', and dated `Cape Town. 9th October, 1929. Dear Mr Broinowski, I received on ... (Truncated)

      Full Book Title: Typed letter signed. Folded sheet with printed address `The British, Australian, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition of 1929-30. S. Y. "Discovery', and dated `Cape Town. 9th October, 1929. Dear Mr Broinowski, I received on arrival in Cape Town the Maps you have so kindly prepared for us, and I should like to express my very great appreciation of all the trouble you have taken in connection with this part of our equipment. I hope that when we come back, we shall have added something to the charts you have provided us with, but in any case, I feel that we are leaving with better equipment of this kind than I have had previously. With many thanks. Yours faithfully [and signed in ink] John K Davis Master "Discovery"'. Offered with an original Frank Hurley photograph (15x20cms) of the ship, apparently taken from somewhere on the bowsprit, signed lower right `John K Davis' The veteran John King Davis was appointed Captain of "Discovery", Scott's old ship, and second-in-command to Mawson, on the BANARE expedition of 1929-31. The irrepressible Hurley sailed from England with Davis, who, in spite of his reputation for dourness, has signed Hurley's photograph, and written a gracious letter of thanks to Broinowski. See Alasdair McGregor's Frank Hurley, A Photographer's Life, pp302-3, for Hurley's description of his taking these spectacular shots Quantity Available: 1. Category: V POLAR ANTARCTICA AUSTRALIA EXPLORATION SIGNED; Inventory No: 279345.

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        The Green Pastures

      Farrar and Rinehart New York (1929) - First Edition. Signed by author at front free endpaper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Amusing and sensitive play portraying scenes from the Old Testament as seen through the eyes of a young African American child in the Depression-era South. Adapted from "Ol' Man Adam and His Chillun," a collection of short stories by Roark Bradford. Author later collaborated with William Keighley in the direction of a Hollywood film adaptation of the play made in 1936, starring Rex Ingram as "De Lawd," and later adapted twice for television in 1957 and 1959. Near Fine with spine mildly faded, in a Very Good Plus dustjacket, spine darkened with small cm-deep stain to top spine end, 2 cm closed tear to lower spine edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Nelson

      London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd.,, 1929. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and ship motif to spine, raised bands, single rule to board, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt. With a portrait frontispiece. Some minor offsetting to half-title otherwise an excellent copy handsomely bound. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The vicar of Wakefield / Oliver Goldsmith ; illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London : George G. Harrap & Co., 1929, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formNear fine copy in the original top-edge, gilt-blocked pictorial cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages; Physical desc.: 231 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Notes: Ill. endpapers. Subject: Illustrated books - British Isles - 1929.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Rot Gegen Rot

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, Germany, 1929, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Author258pp; This is an extremely rare book with an incredible history. Based on my research, here is what I have learned: Josef Breitbach was born in Germany in 1903. From 1925 to 1928, he worked at a book dealer "Landauer" in Augsburg. While there, he developed relationships with the Communist Party. In 1928, he wrote and published this book, Rot Gegen Rot (Red Against Red), and was fired from his job in Germany because of the book.Josef wasn't popular with the German government either, and moved to France in 1929. While there, he published his next book in 1932, and the Germans banned his books in 1933. All in all, more than 4100 publications were banned by the Germans, but even on the short lists, Rot Gegen Rot is always one of the prominent books listed. Many of these books were collected and burned, but it is impossible to know how many actually survived. This particular copy must have been taken to France by Josef when he moved there. It was given as a gift to the wife of a prominent Jewish Rabbi (Adolf Phillipsborn) on April 15, 1936 in Paris, as noted in the inscription and by the Rabbi's bookplate. Josef Breitbach went on to fame as a writer in Europe until his death. The "Josef Breitbach Award" has been awarded annually since 1998 to the best German writer, and is considered the highest German literary prize. As for the book itself, it is in very good condition. It measures 7 1/2" x 5", and is covered in beige cloth with orange and black lettering. There is virtually no edgewear, but the corners are rounded. There is quite a bit of spotting on the cover and some minor soiling. The pages are slightly yellowed, but are tight and clean, and are in fine condition. The book is written entirely in German.Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Sociology & Culture; Non-English Language::German; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 100641.

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        The Paintings of D. H. Lawrence

      London : Privately printed for subscribers only, Mandrake Press, [1929], 1929, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionLimited 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. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 39 pages; 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.

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        Can't Get a Red Bird (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1929 - First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Mrs. White / by / Dorothy Scarborough / May 1930." Very Good in a Very Good plus, price-clipped example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket is lightly toned at the spine, with some light chipping along the top edge, no titling affected.An important proletarian novel set in the world of cotton-growers in Texas, the locale for most of the author's fiction. Scarborough was also a noted folklorist, known especially for her field work in the world of folk music from the southern highlands of North Carolina and in Texas. Her other novels include "The Wind," a feminist classic that was the basis for the famous 1928 silent film. The only jacketed copy with have ever seen. Hanna 3134. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929.. Limited edition, one of 400 copies from a total edition of 490, this copy not numbered, 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. Frontispiece and 103 plates showing 147 engravings. Gill's own copy, with his bookplate and annotations to the List of Engravings, plus a marginal note to his Introduction. The Prospectus for this work is loosely inserted, with Gill's pencil calculations to the final page as to how much money each variant of the edition will bring in - a total of £3,192, plus a press cutting and a couple of other pieces of ephemera inserted as well. Original black cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, hinges cracked but the covers still firmly attached by the ties. Held in a recent quarter calf folding box. A unique copy of a scarce title - the first collection of Gill's work, including his magnificent illustrations for several Golden Cockerel Press books as well as more humble designs for the St. Dominic's Press and many other ephemeral pieces. Gill's Preface sets out his unique philosophy, concluding with two pages of Latin. "Whatever may be said of life, it remains that, in art, desire may be feeble or insufficient, but it can never be wrong; it is the intellect that makes mistakes". Next to the sentence "Being a Catholic I naturally accepted the Catholic faith - as one intending to go to Peterborough naturally takes the train there" Gill has written "Why Peterboro'? because it was in the train to Peterboro' that this part of this preface was written. EG". The list of engravings has a number of annotations and corrections, inserting 6 engravings not mentioned into the list, expanding on descriptions and changing some sizes and titles. Evan Gill 17.

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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.. Faint, partial tape ghosts at outer top and bottom corners of paste-. downs, else a fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket. (reproducing a superb color painting by Allen St. John on the front. panel) with edge wear, mostly spine ends and corners, and dust. soiling 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. (#103556). 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.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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]

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

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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