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        Dream of the Red Chamber

      New York: Doubleday, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. 1st American edition (in English) of the all-time best selling Chinese novel. A laid-in clipping has offset at page 208 else very good in a price clipped dustjacket with chips, tears, and neat strengthening, but a good jacket, and yes it's flawed, but the old anvil laughs at many broken hammers, and it's the only one I've had (the cleanest shirt in the hamper) because this book has been hard to find in jacket since the ark docked. A novel written in, and set in, the 18th century (Qing dynasty) about conflicts undermining a sizable household, their rise and fall, contrasted alongside their loyalties to, and their plots against, one another, a microcosm that often mirrors the macrocosm of Qing Imperial politics, its ethics, customs, education, religion, economics, laws, culture, and intrigues, during the last period of China's feudal era. Our 1st American edition is preceded in English by a quirky 1892-1893 Hong Kong edition, but quirky or not, that's the real 1st edition in English and thus it's worth more money. The rule that "1st editions are always more valuable than reprints of them" has its exceptions, but the exceptions are so few, and the individual reasons for their exception vary, and vary so haphazardly, that all attempts to form guidelines turn into a long climb up Mt. Anthill, and habitually lead to treeing the wrong bobcat. And in the "so few exceptions to the rule department" here's my query: Is Kim Jong-un, the only Asian who tests badly?

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        The Sound and the Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929 New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First edition, first printing. Publisher's quarter cream cloth, lettered in black, black and white patterned paper-covered boards, matching black and white coated endpapers, top edge stained black, fore edge untrimmed; lacking the original dust jacket. A very good copy with some wear and toning to extremities, minor tearing to cloth at spine ends, light toning to page edges, and offsetting to pp. 370-371 from something laid in that has since been removed, contemporary ownership signature to front pastedown. An attractive copy. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. The Sound and the Fury is Faulkner's fourth novel and features the Compson family, a once respected aristocratic family that has fallen into hard times, both financially and socially, in the 20th century. Like many of the author's works, The Sound and the Fury is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi, based on Faulkner's childhood experiences in Oxford. The novel is primarily written in stream-of-consciousness style and each of its four sections is narrated by and/or focuses on a different family member, each of which is affected by the family's plight in his or her own way. In Faulkner's non-chronological plot, the story is interspersed with characters' asynchronous thoughts and flashbacks. The Sound and the Fury is one of Faulkner's most highly acclaimed novels and played a major role in his receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      London Ernest Benn -30 1929 - FIRST EDITIONS, 4 volumes, 1929-30, COMPLETE SET. Thick 4to, 320 x 230 mm, 13 x 9 inches, 476 half tone plates with tissue guards, 372 pages, text illustrations, original publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spines. Slight shelf wear to extremities, a few light scratches and pale marks to covers, occasional light foxing, Volume 3 has a slight abrasion to the top corners, affecting the tips of the corners on about 100 pages, not affecting text or images, otherwise a very good clean sturdy set. Volume 1: The Prehistoric and Pre-Han Periods; Volume 2: The Han Period; Volume 3: Sculpture; Volume 4: Architecture. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        [The war memoirs.]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd; [v. 4 only:] Chatto and Windus,, 1929-1940. Gallipoli Memories; First Athenian Memories; Greek Memories; Aegean Memories. 4 volumes, octavo. Original cloth (vols. 1 to 3 black, vol. 4 red), spines lettered in gilt, vol. 4 top edge red. With the dust jackets. Photographic frontispieces. 7 photographic plates in vol. 4. Bookplate of The Book Society to front pastedown of vol. 1. Spines slightly rolled, light foxing to edges of text blocks, spine of vol. 4 faded. An excellent set with slightly nicked dust jackets with toned spines, joints just starting. First editions, first impressions, throughout, and scarce thus: Greek Memories (1932), which along with First Athenian Memories (1931) recounted Mackenzie's experiences as director of the Aegean intelligence services in Syria, was withdrawn from sale and saw the author prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in a "famous - frequently farcical - trial at the Old Bailey" (ODNB). Greek Memories contains a contemporary newspaper clipping relating this scandal pasted onto the front free endpaper. As a consequence of the trial, Greek Memories was not widely published until 1939. Lengel describes Gallipoli Memories (1929), "This memoir is full of odd characters and tricky situations, and reads like a novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Martin Secker,, 1929. Octavo. Original quarter japon, spine lettered in gilt, orange paper-backed sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, chipped at head of spine panel, folds of spine panel slightly torn with a 6 cm tear to foot of rear fold of spine panel and a 3 cm tear at head of front fold of spine panel, 2 short nicks to rear panel. Signed limited edition, number 180 of 250 copies signed by the author. A trade edition was published the same month.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      ERNEST BENN 1929-1930, London - 12 1/2'' X 9''. 476 HALF TONE PLATES, 372pp. text. Original blue cloth shows some light wear. Some toning to pages. Some foxing to top edges. A nice Complete set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lost Horizon Bookstore]
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        Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus with a Foreword By Van Wyck Brooks

      Rimmington & Hooper, New York 1929 - This is number 77 of an edition of 374 copies, designed, printed and bound at the Lakeside Press under the direction of William A Kittredge. This copy is from T. E. Lawrence's library at Clouds Hill and bears the correct Clouds Hill Bookplate. It is listed in the catalogue of his library, contained in "T. E. Lawrence by his Friends" where the number of the copy is shown as 77. In edition, it can clearly be seen in a photograph of Clouds Hill, taken after Lawrence's death. It is in very good condition, bound in original orange cloth, contained in its original slipcase that shows some minor wear. The book was first published in 1831, and this limited edition of 1929 is a handome copy. An opportunity to own a well documentated book, from the T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) Library. XXVI pp. + 394pp + colophon. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rickaro Books BA PBFA]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1929 - Pogany, Willy. Large Paper Issue #196 of 200, signed by the Illustrator. Illustrated in black and white by Will Pogany. 192pp. 8vo. Original red cloth and patterned boards, paper spine label, in printed red original slipcase with wear. Book fine with original glassine Illustrated in black and white by Will Pogany. 192pp. 8vo Large Paper Issue #196 of 200, signed by the Illustrator. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        In a Glass Darkly

      Peter Davies 1929 - In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu, First Edition Thus, Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone and Published by Peter Davies, London 1929. Fine. Original publisher’s Orange Cloth with Titles stamped in black to the spine. An exceptional copy, the boards are deep in colour, an incredibly bright and fresh example, corners are sharp and square, not a mark to the boards, spine has faded ever so slightly, titles are bold and deep, no wear to spine head and foot. The contents are quite remarkable, the block is tight and flush, not a mark anywhere in sight, no Foxing or inscriptions, it looks unread, as perfect an example as you are likely to find. Wrapper: Vg. The original 1929 Dustwrapper has undergone some professional restoration, some loss around the head and foot of the spine and around the hinge corners have been replaced using the finest grade Japanese Tissues and the corresponding artwork has been skilfully re-applied. A tear to the front panel has also been restored. Wrapper is priced at 5/- Net. An incredibly scarce Dustwrapper which now presents very handsomely indeed and houses a beautiful Fine Copy of this seminal work, contains ‘Carmilla’ arguably the greatest Vampire Story ever written. Carmilla was first serialised in ‘The Deep Blue’ (1871-1872) Again, not a single copy of this title is catalogued for sale anywhere online in the Dust Wrapper. A valuable and rare volume. Direct contact is encouraged from potential customers, more scans available on Request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEDUSA A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy and Strange Horror

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1929. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with green titles to the spine. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents slightly spotted at the text block edge otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Lacking the rare dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front endpaper “Clive Pemberton / from / E. H. Visiak / April 7th 1933”. A superb association copy, inscribed to fellow author of weird and horror tales Clive Pemberton who's first and best known collection “The Weird o' It” published by Henry J. Drane in 1906 is of legendary rarity. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      Houghton Mifflin, Cambridge 1929 - First printing with no mention of any prizes, 1929 date to both copyright and title pages. Jacket has been price clipped, shows several moderate chips, and is somewhat age-darkened, especially to spine. An author autograph signature, clipped from a letter, is laid in. (Author La Farge has NOT signed directly to any page of this book.) Something was once tipped to blank FFE and has now been removed, though we find no traces of any library history -- possibly a bookplate. Jacket art, uncredited but possibly signed "W.J.B.", shows Laughing Boy and Slim Girl as two tiny riders beneath towering yellow clouds. Author La Farge, who had a speaking knowledge of Navajo, and said he was known among them as Anast'harzi Nez, "the Tall Cliff-Dweller," attempts to write entirely from the Indian point of view. Winner of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The 1934 film starred Ramón Novarro and Lupe Vélez. 302 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities]
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        The Works

      New York, Random House Inc., 1929 - Designed by Francis Meynell One of 1,600 numbered copies Seven volumes Binding showing some of the usual mottling and variation, foxing to end-papers and fore-edge, otherwise a very nice set; bookseller’s label on front pastedowns. Together with the Nonesuch 1928 Prospectus, wrappers, uncut, a little foxing, otherwise a nice copy Full morocco gilt by A.W. Bain, top edge gilt, others uncut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Basketball for Women

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1929 - The 1929 1st edition, IN THE UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Clean and VG in its navy-blue cloth, with crisp silver-lettering and design to the front panel and spine. And in a bright, price-intact, VG+ example of the powder-blue dustjacket, with very light scuffing sat the panel lower-edges. 12mo, 129 pgs., including wonderful black-and-white photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Selected Poems. Lyrical and Narrative.

      London, Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1929 - First Edition of this book; one of 1500 copies printed. 18 x 12 cm. x, 202 pages. With a frontispiece showing W.B Yeats as portrayed by John Singer Sargent. The design of the blue art deco binding is attributed to Charles Ricketts. Original dark blue cloth. Hard cover with elaborate blind decorations to front board. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Top edge gilt. Very good condition. Minor shelfwear only. Slight rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends. Mild foxing to edges and end papers. Internally bright and clean. Neat inscription on front free end paper. A very nice copy. Provenance: From the Library of Edmund Downey, Waterford. Not inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Coast Rare Books]
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        Pekař Jan Marhoul: román [The baker Jan Marhoul: a novel]

      Prague: Odeon, 1929. Octavo (19.8 x 13.7 cm). Original decorative wrappers by Karel Teige; 134, [3] pp. This copy unnumbered, but signed and inscribed by the author and Toyen to Vitězslav Nezval. Very good or better; with very faint soil to wrappers. Third edition (but first illustrated) of the acclaimed novel by Vancura (1891-1942), an early member of the Devetsil avant-garde group and co-formulator of the Poetism movement. This edition was the first to feature the illustrations by Czech surrealist artist Toyen (Marie Cermínová, 1902-1980). An important, outstanding association copy, warmly inscribed by Vancura and Toyen to Vítezslav Nezval (1900-1958) in the year of publication, "for his passionate praise." Nezval was another leading light of Czech poetism and, later, surrealism, and an early member of Devetsil famous both for his energy as an organizer of the avant-garde and for his prolific output of highly lyrical and associative verse. Cover featured in Vloemans 2012 (no. 164).

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("O.W. Richardson"), to Alfred Eisenstaedt, concerning Nobel laureate F.W. Hopkins

      Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London 1929 - One page, in ink, on a bifolium letterhead. 12mo. Winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize in Physics. Owen Willans Richardson (1879-1959) was a leading British physicist and winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize in Physics who 'kept a good table and a well-stocked cellar (wherein whisky was drawn from the wood)" (ODNB). He accepted his prize during the 1929 ceremony.Attractive autograph letter from the Nobel laureate to Alfred Eisenstaedt thanking him for photographs of the Nobel award ceremony in Stockholm and providing an address for 1929 Nobel laureate in medicine Frederick Gowland Hopkins, discoverer of glutathione. One page, in ink, on a bifolium letterhead. 12mo

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        The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Barsetshire Novels of Anthony Trollope

      tratfordf Upon Avon- Shakespeare Head Press 1929 - An attractive limited edition of the novels of Anthony Trollope. The Shakespeare Head Press edition. Limited to 525 copies printed, 500 of which were for sale, of which this is number 334. Complete in fourteen volumes. With 72 plates. Anthony Trollope was an English Victorian novelist ,famous for this series of novels, known collectively as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolving around an imaginary English county. Trollope's novels dealt with the political, social and topical issues of his time. Set consists of:The WardenFramley Parsonage I and IIDoctor ThorneThe Last Chronicle of Barset I, II, III and IVThe Small House at Allington I and II. Barchester Tower I and IIAutobiographyCondition: In brown cloth bindings with paper covered boards and leather spine labels. Externally, very smart with some light bumping to extremities. Wear to spine labels. Front hinge to volume I and IX strained. Inksignature to front free-endpaper of volume II. Internally, binding slightly strained in places, in particular to volume I. Chipping to page 11/12of volume III from pages being cut. Pages otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works.

      London: Nonesuch Press,, 1929-33. The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon. 7 volumes, large octavo. Original tan morocco, raised bands, gilt titles to compartments, gilt rules to boards and turn-ins, top edges gilt. Extremities a touch rubbed, spines slightly browned, light offsetting from turn-ins. An excellent set. One of 1,600 sets published, this set inscribed twice on the limitation page by the publisher Sir Francis Meynell (1891–1975) to Vivien Leigh (1913–1967). The initial inscription, in black ink, reads: "This copy inscribed for Vivien Holman by Francis Meynell". Below this Meynell has added a more extensive and affectionate inscription in pencil: "and now much less formally and much more warmly reinscribed to Giusta, Henriette, the divine Jenny and ? F.M. June 1937". Giusta, Henriette, and Jenny were among some of the first characters Leigh played on stage in London. Leigh played Giusta in "The Green Sash" at the Q Theatre in February 1935, Henriette in "The Mask of Virtue" at the Ambassadors Theatre in May 1935, and Jenny in "The Happy Hypocrite" at His Majesty's Theatre in April 1936.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Szukalski Projects in Design: Sculpture and Architecture

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, trade issue. 53pp. + illustrations. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and edges. Very Good with light staining to cloth, internally clean and sturdily bound. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Bitter Sweet; [together with:] Private Lives An Intimate Comedy in Three Acts; [and:] Post-Mortem A Play in Eight Scenes

      London: Martin Secker; William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1929 & 1930 & 1931. 3 works, octavo. Bitter Sweet: Original grey cloth with label pasted to spine. With the dust jacket. Private Lives and Post-Mortem: Original blue boards with lettered spines, blind-stamped ruling to front covers, publisher's device blind-stamped to rear covers. With the dust jackets. All housed in a custom brown quarter morocco slipcase with raised bands and chemise, by James MacDonald of New York City. Bookseller's label to rear endpaper of Private Lives. Excellent copies, spine of Private Lives a little faded, dust jacket of Bitter Sweet with a couple of nicks and little rubbing to extremities. First editions, first impressions. Bitter Sweet premiered on 2 July 1929 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, and Private Lives premiered at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, on 18 August 1930. Post-Mortem was not staged until 1944, when it was performed by British prisoners of war in a German prisoner-of-war camp at Eichstatt in Austria with a cast that included Desmond Llewelyn, best known for his role as Q in the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Television: Present Methods of Picture Transmission

      New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1929. Fine/Fine. First edition. 194pp. (1pp. ad). A touch of foxing to the endpapers (from contact with the jacket flaps) else fine in a lovely, about fine dustwrapper with a couple of minute chips. The first American book on television, the book contains a comprehensive historical overview (just two years after Philo Farnsworth applied for his first patent), much technical data, heavily illustrated with diagrams and photographs (as well as one color plate), and speculation about the future of the technology. Quickly reprinted, the first edition is exceptionally scarce in dustwrapper. Shiers. Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide #1899.

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        Philo Farnsworth

      c. 1929. Book, from his library, signed twice: “Philo T. Farnsworth,” on the first flyleaf and on the half-title. “Elementary Differential Equations” by Thornton C. Fry, 255 pages, 6” x 9”. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1929. On leaf nicked at lower edge, ink blot on another page. Red cloth boards, worn at top and bottom edges of spine. Gilt-titled on spine. Near fine condition.Pictorial bookplate affixed on inside cover, 3” x 5”, imprinted “Ex Libris / Philo T. Farnsworth / Book No. ___ Classification.” Number “121” stamped next to “Book No.” Handwritten, probably by Farnsworth, “Copy #1.” On the opposite first flyleaf signed by Farnsworth at top edge, another bookplate has been affixed: “Library of / Philo T. Farnsworth / Book No. ___ / Classification ___” “Copy #1” and “121” have been handwritten, again most likely by Farnsworth who has also stamped the page “Property of / Philo T. Farnsworth.” Two similar partial stampings are also on this page. He also stamped his ownership on pages 15, 127, 149, and 253 and twice on the fore edge of the pages, displaying an obsession of, perhaps, someone borrowing his book and not returning it. The stamping on page 15 is on what appears to be a chemical stain and small hole in the blank margin which appears to have been there before the stamping.A review of Fry’s book by T.H. Hildebrandt in the February 1930 issue of “The American Mathematical Monthly” describes it as “a textbook on elementary differential equations consisting of 250 generously sized pages, written by one who is prominently connected with the mathematical research side of electrical engineering…” There are 133 mathematical problems in the book with the answers on pages 245-252 followed by an index. From the Preface: “This text … is intended primarily for students of Engineering and its allied sciences.” Dr. Thornton C. Fry was the head of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories.From “The Time 100 … Scientists & Thinkers … Twenty people who overthrew our inherited ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics and even space and time,” in part, “On Sept. 7, 1927, Farnsworth painted a square of glass black and scratched a straight line on the center. In another room, [his wife] Pem’s brother, Cliff Gardner, dropped the slide between the Image Dissector (the camera tube that Farnsworth had invented earlier that year) and a hot, bright, carbon arc lamp. Farnsworth, Pem and one of the investors, George Everson, watched the receiver. They saw the straight-line image and then, as Cliff turned the slide 90[degrees], they saw it move--which is to say they saw the first all-electronic television picture ever transmitted … What did Farnsworth exclaim? ‘There you are,’ said Phil, ‘electronic television.’ Later that evening, he wrote in his laboratory journal: ‘The received line picture was evident this time’ … the telegram George Everson sent to another investor: ‘The damned thing works!’“As it happens, [Vladimir] Zworykin had made a patent application in 1923, and by 1933 had developed a camera tube he called an Iconoscope. It also happens that Zworykin was by then connected with the Radio Corporation of America, whose chief, David Sarnoff, had no intention of paying royalties to Farnsworth for the right to manufacture television sets. ‘RCA doesn't pay royalties,’ he is alleged to have said, ‘we collect them.’ And so there ensued a legal battle over who invented television. RCA’s lawyers contended that Zworykin's 1923 patent had priority over any of Farnsworth's patents, including the one for his Image Dissector … In 1934 the U.S. Patent Office rendered its decision, awarding priority of invention to Farnsworth. RCA appealed and lost, but litigation about various matters continued for many years until Sarnoff finally agreed to pay Farnsworth royalties … During World War II, the government suspended sales of TV sets, and by the war’s end, Farnsworth’s key patents were close to expiring. When they did, RCA was quick to take charge of the production and sales of TV sets, and in a vigorous public-relations campaign, promoted both Zworykin and Sarnoff as the fathers of television…” Zworykin was not chosen as one of “The Time 100.”In addition to television, Farnsworth’s over 150 inventions include vacuum tubes, electrical scanners, an amplifier, electron multipliers, cathode-ray, photoelectric materials, and equipment for converting an optical image into an electrical signal.

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        Satisfying Salads.

      Minneapolis: Gordon Vollard, [c.1929] - Small quarto. Original pictorial card wrappers designed by Carrie Dudley, lettered in black and accented in gilt, with original braided pink cord for wall hanging. Housed in the decorated cardboard pull-off case, as issued. A fine copy. Gift edition of this Art Deco recipe calendar, containing 365 recipes – one for every day of the year – divided by month. The author was the original "domestic goddess" – a prolific cookbook writer, as the author of over 50 books, and the first female food host on television, with the show "Mrs. Allen and the Chef". The striking cover illustration, also featured on the cover of the box, is by Kentucky artist Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen (1894–1982). Uncommon, especially in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Room of One's Own

      New York & London: The Fountain Press; The Hogarth Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt titles to spine, edges untrimmed. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, a couple of faint marks to covers; an excellent, largely unopened copy. Signed limited edition, one of 492 copies signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the half-title, of which 450 were released for sale. This copy is unnumbered and marked as "out of series". Unusually this copy has been signed twice, with the author's signature a second time, in black ink, to the front free endpaper. This edition was published on 21 October 1929 in the US and in the UK on 24 October 1929, simultaneously with the first trade edition. A Room of One's Own is Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced, notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters, and makes the case that women must carve out both physical and psychological space for themselves in order to become part of the literary establishment. The work is based on two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928.

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      - Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [ 20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to board, and presented in an archival window-mat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the board beneath the image by the photographer (circa 1929 - 1930). In fine condition. A slight variant of this image appears on page 182 of the limited, signed edition of ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL.Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only SIGNED those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Hundert Jahre Reclam. Festrede von Thomas Mann gehalten bei dem Festakt anlässlich der Hundert-Jahr-Feier des Verlages Philipp Reclam jun. am 1. Okt. 1928. Mit 26 Steinzeichnungen von Eugen Spiro. [Signierte Erstausgabe].

      Leipzig, Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., 1929. 4°. 30,5 cm. 34 Seiten. Illustrierter Original-Pappband, gebunden. In eigens für das Buch gefertigter brauner Ganzlederkassette mit blauem Samtbezug. Erste Ausgabe. WG 2, 41. Nummer 456 von 1000 (gesamt 2000) nummerierten und von Thomas Mann und Eugen Spiro signierten Exemplaren. Handsteindruck von Hermann Birkholz, Berlin. Buchdruck von Philipp Reclam jun., Leipzig. Rücken sauber mit farblosem Klebeband verstärkt. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Erstausgabe / first edition; Original-Lithografie / Original-Lithographie / original lithograph; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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        1929 to 1937 Wisden Hardbacks

      This lot is a Set of 9 Hardback Wisdens - 1929 to 1937. In OK Condition, including the hard to find 1934 (Bodyline Wisden). This set would be rated as 6/10 , it is not the best in terms of condition but the books are all steady , as we know 1933 to 1937 tend to be rougher than the other HBs after the change of materials by Wisden. The 1929 has worn boards, the 1932 has some marks to the spine, 1933/5/6 has facsimile spine gilt. 1929 has repaired hinges but all the rest are strong and original. 1934 is in top form, all photoplates present and correct. A steady set for someone looking to pick up most of the 1930s Hardbacks. More details on request.

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        Volpone, suivi de Le déjeuner marocain

      Librairie Gallimard / Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris 1929 - 183 pp., in-12° (120 x 187 mm), broché. Edition originale. Exemplaire du Service de Presse. Rare envoi signé du co-auteur Stefan Zweig à André Jullien du Breuil. «Stefan Zweig, né le 28 novembre 1881 à Vienne, en Autriche-Hongrie, et mort par suicide le 22 février 1942, à Petrópolis au Brésil, est un écrivain, dramaturge, journaliste et biographe autrichien. Ami de Sigmund Freud, d'Arthur Schnitzler, de Romain Rolland, de Richard Strauss et d'Émile Verhaeren, Stefan Zweig fait partie de l'intelligentsia juive viennoise, avant de quitter son pays natal en 1934 en raison de la montée du nazisme. Réfugié à Londres, il y poursuit une œuvre de biographe (Joseph Fouché, Marie Antoinette, Marie Stuart) et surtout d'auteur de romans et nouvelles : Amok, La Pitié dangereuse, La Confusion des sentiments, Le Joueur d'échecs. Dans son livre testament, Le Monde d'hier. Souvenirs d'un Européen, Zweig se fait chroniqueur de l'« âge d'or » de l'Europe et analyse ce qu'il considère être l'échec d'une civilisation. En 1925, Zweig remanie la pièce Volpone de Ben Jonson. La pièce, traduite dans plusieurs langues, reçoit un accueil enthousiaste et contribue à sa renommée. (Extraits Wikipédia)» - «André Jullien, dit du Breuil (né en 1903 et mort en 1944) est un romancier et poète français. Homme de lettres dont on connaît un roman, Imprudence, publié en 1928. Le style en est vif et épuré, la langue d'une grande élégance. On lui doit également deux recueils de poésies. La revue Des Poèmes a publié certaines de ses poésies, au moins dans les cahiers 1 et 2, vraisemblablement en avril et juillet 1924. Un ancien prix littéraire a été créé à son nom en 1948. C'était un prix quinquennal. Lieutenant et résistant pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il fut tué par les Allemands lors d'une embuscade au Pont Charvet (Vercors), le 1er août 1944. Il est inhumé au cimetière de Moucherotte (Vercors) et son nom est mentionné au Panthéon de Paris dans la liste des écrivains morts au champ d'honneur. (Extraits Wikipédia)». Couverture défraîchie, dos et papier brunis. Size: In-12° [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Paul Desmond Brown 'Billy Barton' Aintree Grand National 1929 for Time Magazine

      1929 - The Holy Grail of PDB Ephemera!

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        Von Material zu Architektur - Bauhausbücher Bd. 14

      Albert Langen, München 1929 - Ln, 241S, Rückenbeschriftung nicht mehr vorhanden, angestaubt, vorderes Gelenk angebrochen, sonst gut

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        Selected Poems. Lyrical and Narrative.

      First Edition of this book; one of 1500 copies printed. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. 18 x 12 cm. x, 202 pages. With a frontispiece showing W.B Yeats as portrayed by John Singer Sargent. The design of the blue art deco binding is attributed to Charles Ricketts. Original dark blue cloth. Hard cover with elaborate blind decorations to front board. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Top edge gilt. Very good condition. Minor shelfwear only. Slight rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends. Mild foxing to edges and end papers. Internally bright and clean. Neat inscription on front free end paper. A very nice copy. Provenance: From the Library of Edmund Downey, Waterford. Not inscribed.

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        Brown on Resolution.

      John Lane The Bodley Head, London., 1929. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 272. Eight pages of adverts at rear. A novel of the First World War at sea.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Mr J.N. Underhill with compliments from C.S. Forester''.Free endpapers tanned. Edges slightly spotted and dusty. Covers faded at the spine and edges. Good in the scarce dustwrapper which is extensively torn, chipped and creased, with the front panel, spine and flaps largely intact. In other words a prime candidate for restoration.

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        Catalogue of the entire contents of the mansion including items brought from Lambton Castle and Harraton House, Newmarket ... Which will be sold by auction, upon the premises, as above, by Messrs. J. & R. Kemp & Co. 4to.

      Ward & Foxlow, printers. 1929 Photographic front. & 18 further plates. Uncut in orig. limp vellum boards, embossed in black on front board.Loosely inserted are two letters to the auctioneers J. & R. Kemp from the royal household, one dated June 17, 1929, written on behalf of Princess Mary requesting a copy of the sale catalogue, and the other dated 21 June, 1929, from Windsor Castle on behalf of the Queen thanking the auctioneers for the catalogue 'sent to Her Majesty by the request of Princess Mary'. Both letters have a J. & R. Kemp & Co. stamp indicating that these letters were in the company archive. Also loosely inserted is an independent valuation of item number 645, a pearl necklace of 102 pearls together with eight newspaper articles (sent by the newspapers to the auctioneers) relating to the sale. The necklace was valued at £8,400 but sold for £12,600. This catalogue is an oddly scarce item with no copies located on Copac or OCLC; this copy is presumably a limited edition in embossed vellum binding and printed on handmade paper. The sale spanned ten days in June 1929. In addition to the necklace, notable sales include a 16th century silver standing salt and cover, £3,045, a diamond and pearl necklace, £1,806, and a signed letter by George Washington, purchased by Maggs Brothers for £270. 39 Grosvenor Square was the property of John Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham, who died without an heir in September 1928. The sale preceded the New York stock market crash by only four months, an event that catapulted the world into the great depression and, one imagines, would have resulted in a far cheaper pearl necklace.

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        Clos joli. Etudes de fleurs et de fruits.

      - Paris. Editions d'art Charles Moreau. 1929-1930. 4 volumes in-4, demi-toile beige éditeur, 1ers plats ornés d'une composition en couleurs contrecollée de Zoubaloff, sous étuis éditeur. Illustré de 180 planches en couleurs de Jacques Zoubaloff, reproduites par Daniel Jacomet. L'ensemble, que l'on trouve rarement complet, se décompose de la manière suivante : Clos joli : Les fleurs (50 planches) ; les fruits (50 planches). L'automne : Feuilles (40 planches) ; fruits (40 planches). Tirage à 325 exemplaires, celui-ci non justifié. Très bel exemplaire. 951 GP17

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        All Quiet on the Western Front. Translated from the German by A.W. Wheen

      1929 - First English edition. 8vo., original buff buckram, dust jacket. London, G.P. Putnam's Sons. With two important and previously unrecorded documents relating to the publication of the English edition. The first is an important two-page ALS from the author dated 10th March 1929, from the Grand Hotel Curhaus, to an un-named recipient, who may be G.H. Grubb of Putnam, regarding the translation, in which he gives Herbert Read a much more prominent role than do the conventional accounts. ?I wrote to Mr. Read to authorise him to change any strong language or phrases if he thinks that this would do harm to the publiction in England and America. The same goes for the Lewandowsi field hospital scene. It may be better to leave it out if there is the possibility that the book might be confiscated. The book is more important than the scene.? He concludes unambiguously ?The translation by Read and Wheen is excellent? Read and Wheen were close friends and colleagues at the Victoria and Albert Museum at the time and Read published the most widely quoted review of the English edition, in The Criterion, but appears to be nowhere credited with a hand in the translation. The second is an 8-page ALS (in German, early translation by a German speaker supplied) from the journalist and statesman Egon Wertheimer (also known as Ranshofen-Wertheimer) to G.H. Grubb of Putnam's London office, telling the story of the book's English publication. By Wertheimer's account, he had only read the first two instalments of the book's serial publication, when he realised its importance, and determined to have the book published in England. He describes the process of deciding on offering it to Putnam: firstly the imagist poet F.S. Flint, is an old friend of his and translates for Putnam, secondly he admired how they had revived the career of Ludwig George, and thirdly he liked their image: ?Putnam, I came across, was balanced, not high-brow, but also not quackery; just the thing, which would me, as common reader, induce to buy the book? He then tells the extraordinary story of cold-calling the firm, and delivering the manuscript (still untranslated) early in the afternoon to Putnam's, to be telephoned by their Mr. Huntington the very next day to say that they ? wished to acquire the book. I was touched rather (deeply affected, strangely moved) by the fact that no businesslike (commercial) considerations induced (incited) Mr. Huntington in the course of that conversation to diminish the impression the book had made on his reader.? Hilton Tims in his biography of Remarque speaks of the ?many versions of the chain of circumstances that turned an unsolicited manuscript into one of the publishing sensations of the twentieth century - and just as many claimants to the honour of ?discovering? it. An excellent copy in dust jacket, chipped at the head and tail of the spine and enclosed in a protective folding box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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      LIBRAIRIE STOCK, PARIGI 1929 - Francese Traduzione del romanzo a cura di A. Hella e O. Bournac, nuova edizione. Bordature delle copertine leggermente usurate e testa del dorso lievemente consumata. Tagli ingialliti, non rifilati. Pagine ruvide al tatto, con scurimento generale. Testi chiari, stampa decisa. Becca superiore a pp. 182. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1929. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Ist American Edition. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Small bookstore sticker on rear end paper, pages slightly toned. Jacket with limited professional restoration, presenting as near fine. .

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        Vladimir Jabotinsky

      June 5, 1929. Scarce, partly-printed Document signed <I>"Vladimir Jabotinsky"</I>, as Vice-President of the Judea Insurance Company, 4pp (with attached addendum), 12" x 18", museum quality framed to 19" x 25.5", June 5, 1929, Jerusalem, Palestine, being a Life Insurance policy printed in English and Hebrew. Later in 1929, Jabotinsky left Palestine to attend the Sixteenth Zionist Congress. The British authorities did not allow him to return. Jabotinsky was a complex personality, combining cynic and idealist. He assumed that there was no way for the Jews to regain any part of Palestine without a war with the Arabs, yet at the same time he assumed that the Jewish state would contain Arab citizens. Folds, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      Faber & Faber, London 1929 - One of 500 copies SIGNED by Yeats, (large paper copies). Yeats's single poem is illustrated with two drawings. Original thin gilt-lettered blue boards. Some loss of paper rubbed of the top of the fragile spine Light edge wear. Hinges are tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sur talons rouges. Aquarelles de Gerda Wegener.

      Briffault. PAPERBACK. Paris, 1929. 4to, en broche / wraps, 152 pp. With twelve aquarelles by Gerda Wegener. No. 419, one of 400 copies on Verges d'Arches. First edition thus. This copy with fine contents and in a custom cloth slipcase with morocco spine label. Wraps torn and frayed at spine, front wrap detached but present. An attractive and presentable copy despite the tearing to wraps, good condition overall / bon etat. Beautifully illustrated with vaguely erotic scenes from the stories. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1929. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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