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        A WAY OUT A One Act Play

      New York: Harbor Press, 1929. Limited #226/485. Signed by Frost at the end of his prefatory note. Appeared as part of an anthology in 1927. 8vo (8 in. tall); 17 pp. Gilt titling to spine and gilt decoration to covers on black quarter cloth with salmon paper sides. Appears unread. Scarce glassine wrapper in clear archival protector. Book with touch of shelf wear. Wrapper with faint trace of scratches and chipping. Considered Robert Frost's best play, A Way Out is "as complex as the best of his dramatic poems." Fagan p. 352. Signed by Author(s). Near Fine / Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books]
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        Torquato Tasso. Ein Schauspiel.

      Ratio-Presse, Darmstadt 1929. - 176 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Original-Pergamenteinband (21,5 x 31cm) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldener Einbandvignette nach Entwurf von F. W. Kleukens. Goethes Schauspiel wurde als vierte Veröffentlichung der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Ratio-Presse Darmstadt in 150 numerierten Exemplaren gedruckt mit der Garamond der Schriftgießerei D. Stempel A.-G., Frankfurt am Main. Hier die Nummer 23. Zeichnung des Titels, der Initialen und des Einbandes von F. W. Kleukens. Rodenberg 532. - Einband etwas fleckig, insgesamt ein schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Michael Meyer-Pomplun]
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      L'Intermediare Du Bibliophile 1929 - Remarkable Surrealist Art Deco masterpiece, illustrated by Edouard Chimot. This is the limited first edition, of 325 copies ( of which 25 were for reserved for presentation and not offered for sale, hence 300 only available to the public),this example is one of 154 on handmade watermarked watercolour Papier de Rives, inscribed and signed by Edouard Chimot to book and art collector Mme Andre Pereire. Illustrated with 16 full page hand coloured aquatint etchings by Edouard Chimot, additional illustrations in the text. TEG, deckled. Considered an erotic book. Superb full bright blue eather binding with elaborately tooled spine, spine with raised dentelles and gilt in compartments. Lithographs with deep plate mark. Additionally, this book bears an original bookplate by Georges Barbier for collector Alys Andre Pereire, this copy thus with exceptional provenance. A magnificent large and impressive art volume 340mm X 280mm X 60mm in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buchanan Rare Books]
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        Les enfants de France (9 vol. de 1929 à 1937)

      Figaro 1929 - Neuf volumes in-4 (215 x 28,2 cm.), cartonnage d'éditeur demi-toile verte, filets / titre / année (et ex-libris?) dorés au dos, couvertures conservées, années: 1929 / 1930 / 1931 / 1932 / 1933 / 1934 / 1935 / 1936 / 1937, illustrations principalement en noir et blanc mais aussi en couleurs et monochromes in-texte de Henri Morin, Tigre, Semenoff, Chaperon, Hafner, etc., ex-libris de Pierre Capdevielle tamponné aux gardes, textes de Benjamin Rabier, Pierre Lichtenberger, André Maurois, Gérard d'Houville, Henri Lavedan, Tristan Derème, etc., articles sur le scoutisme, la philatélie, reportages divers, récits, BD ; 1929: dos presque entièrement détaché, dos insolés, 1932: mors postérieur fendu, coins usés, coiffes et bords frottés, traces d'usure aux plats, assez bon état pour cet ensemble de 9 tomes. Les enfants de France Collectif [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Fine. 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.

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      1929. GENTHE, Arnold. ISADORA DUNCAN: TWENTY-FOUR STUDIES. Foreword by Max Eastman. NY: Mitchell Kennerley, 1929. Folio: black cloth, stamped in gilt. Genthe's tribute to Duncan, with 24 photogravure plates and published only two years after her death. First Edition. Signed presentation from Genthe on the front endpaper: "To Stella Wanger- with greetings from an old friend- Arnold Genthe, New York, 1929." Stella Wanger [1866-1931] is the mother of famous Hollywood producer Walter Wanger [1894-1968], who launched the careers of many famous stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, and Richard Burton. Wanger's sister, Beatrice- a dancer, was the subject of some of Genthe's photographs. Very Good (some spotty light discoloration front cover, contents clean & tight). $500.00.

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        Philo Farnsworth

      c. 1929. Book, from his library, signed twice: <I>“Philo T. Farnsworth,”</I> 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.<br /><br />Pictorial bookplate affixed on inside cover, 3” x 5”, imprinted <I>“Ex Libris / Philo T. Farnsworth / Book No. ___ Classification.”</I> Number <I>“121”</I> stamped next to <I>“Book No.”</I> Handwritten, probably by Farnsworth, <I>“Copy #1.”</I> On the opposite first flyleaf signed by Farnsworth at top edge, another bookplate has been affixed: <I>“Library of / Philo T. Farnsworth / Book No. ___ / Classification ___”</I> <I>“Copy #1”</I> and <I>“121”</I> have been handwritten, again most likely by Farnsworth who has also stamped the page <I>“Property of / Philo T. Farnsworth.”</I> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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!’<br /><br />“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.”<br /><br />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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Radiomovies, Radiovision, Television

      National Capital Press 1929 - Near pristine. Clean and tight. No markings. Black cloth binding with very little wear, minor stain to back board. Gilt lettering on spine and front board; lightly spine lettering lightly dulled. Early developments in television technology, known as "moving pictures by radio" at the time. Includes detailed how-to "How to make your own radiovisor" and articles on other technologies. Profusely illustrated, photographs, charts. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1929

      New York California Perfume Company [1929] - Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 35 plates depicting beauty products, all save the last two with with a numbered cloth thumb-tab, interleaved with informational pages on lighter paper stock. With a pink slip on the amount that a sales associate can expect to make loosely inserted. Significant vertical crease affecting the entire catalogue, a little toning of the non-illustrated pages, chromolithographs fresh and clean. A very good copy. An early edition of this sumptuous chromolithographic beauty catalogue originally introduced at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition by the California Perfume Company. The firm was founded in 1886 by door-to-door book salesman David H. McConnell and would later become Avon. This catalogue includes 35 plates depicting perfumes and air fresheners, soaps, shampoo, skin creams, shaving kits, toothpaste, gift sets, food flavourings and colours, laundry powder, detergent, and household cleaning supplies. Of particular note are the attractive Art Deco packaging designs, a key aspect of the company's success. There are a number of items from the Avon line, which by 1930 had become the dominant products. These catalogues were expensive to produce but extremely successful at promoting the company's products. Between 1915 and 1917 they were bound with screw-back posts so that pages could be added and removed, but after 1924 the use of screw-back posts was discontinued, so that salesmen were required to buy new catalogues. Price lists were originally issued separately, but this was discontinued in 1919, and this catalogue includes product details and prices interleaved on a lighter paper stock. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vladimir Jabotinsky

      December 24, 1929. Rare Autograph Letter Signed <I>"V. Jabotinsky"</I> in French, two pages, 5" x 3.25", both sides of a card. Not fully translated. To <I>"My dear friend."</I> In part, <I>"If you can do something for Mr. Boudnik...I would be truly obligated to you. He is a veteran of the Zion Mule Corps and of the 38th Royal Fusiliers, Jewish soldiers from 1915 up to 1920 – deserving of a little gratitude. A simple man...unhappy. When I was in Jerusalem, I helped him as much as possible, before I left. Do what you can, I thank you in advance. Good luck in all things."</I> Very fine condition. <br /><br />In World War I, in 1915, the Zion Mule Corps of the British Army was formed in Egypt. Almost all the soldiers were Jews who had been expelled from Palestine by the Turks because of their British citizenship. Joining the British Expeditionary Force on Gallipoli in the Dardinelles in May 1915, the Zion Mule Corps saw action until the British were forced to evacuate in January 1916 after which it was disbanded. Zionist leadership opposed the formation of another Jewish regiment fearing it would jeopardize the Jews living in Palestine, then part of the Ottoman Empire. In September 1917, after petitioning by Jabotinsky and others, the British War Office formed the 38th Royal Fusiliers, an infantry regiment made up of nearly 100 veterans of the Zion Mule Corps plus Jewish immigrants from Russia. The 38th was sent to Egypt in February 1918 and took part in the victorious September 1918 British offensive against the Turks in Palestine under General Edmund Allenby. Jabotinsky was a Deputy Commander of the 38th Royal Fusiliers, with the honorary rank of lieutenant, as they marched through the Jordan Valley near Jericho and crossed the Jordan River into Palestine. After the war, Jabotinsky actively lectured and wrote for many publications, advancing the Zionist cause. In 1925, the World Union of Zionist Revisionists was established with headquarters in Paris. Jabotinsky lived in Jerusalem from 1927-1929. Just months after writing this letter, while on a speaking engagement abroad, the British administration canceled his return visa to Palestine. From 1930 until he died of heart failure in New York in 1940, Jabotinsky actively lectured worldwide for the establishment of a Jewish state. In his will, written in 1935, he asked that when he died, he could be buried anywhere, but requested that his remains be transferred to Palestine "only at the instructions of a Jewish government." In 1965, ordered by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, the remains of Jabotinsky and his wife were reinterred on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

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      London, Ernest Benn, 1929-30.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Paper Houses.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1929 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Roger Fry. Very faint fading to cloth around the extremities, but an excellent copy, sound and fresh, with the dust jacket only a little tanned and stained to spine and slightly chipped at the ends and corners, entirely unrestored. First edition, first impression, one of 1,262 copies published, complete with the Roger Fry dust jacket in exceptional condition. Paper Houses is an early short story collection by the poet and novelist William Plomer (1903&#150;1973) based on his experiences living in Japan with a male companion. Woolmer 205. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass , Phantasmagoria, The Hunting of the Snark, The Rose and the Ring

      Macmillan, UK 1929 - 1st Edition Thus 1929. A very rare presentation boxed set of the authors key books, produced by the publishers. Lovely antiqued cloth finish to each volume. First, I have ever come across. All books are published in 1929 and state reprints. Illustrated in black and white throughout the book by various artists as in the original 1st editions. Books are near fine and very bright. Appear un-read. School gift bookplate to one volume. The original box is complete and functions well. Edges quite rubbed and worn in places. Internal and edge repairs. More images available upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thermodynamik : die Lehre von den Kreisprozessen, den physikalischen und chemischen Veränderungen und gleichgewichten : eine hinführung zu den thermodynamischen Problemen unserer Kraft- und Stoffwirtschaft

      Julius Springer, Berlin 1929 - First Edition. xxvi, 619, [620], folding table, 2 pages ads. 8vo (7 x 10 inches). Publisher's dark blue-green cloth, gilt titles on front cover and spine. INSCRIBED by Schottky to American chemist G. N. Lewis: "Herr G. N. Lewis mit dem Ausdruck der größten Hochachtung" (with the greatest assurance of respect). Two additional previous owner names on front endpapers. Text in German. Cloth. "Schottky, although a theorist, was the most important industrial physicist in twentieth century Germany. Being one of the 'outstanding research personalities' of the Siemens company, he was granted scientific freedom to pursue problems of pure physics. Thus his contributions include both technological and scientific achievements: invention of the tetrode electron tube and the superhertodyne principle for receiving wireless signals, discover of the 'small-shot effect' (noise due to the quantum structure of electricity) in electron tubes, theory of crystal defects, and theory of rectification in semiconductor-metal contacts.[in the 1950s], still on the Siemens payroll, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of solid-state and especially semiconductor physics as a field of research in its own right in postwar Germany." (New DSB, Vol 6, pp 365-77)"Gilbert Newton Lewis . was an American physical chemist known for the discovery of the covalent bond and his concept of electron pairs; his Lewis dot structures and other contributions to valence bond theory have shaped modern theories of chemical bonding. Lewis successfully contributed to thermodynamics, photochemistry, and isotope separation, and is also known for his concept of acids and bases." (wiki)Schottky dedicates this book to Max Planck and Heinrich Rubens under whom he studied obtaining his Phd in Physics.Books signed or inscribed by Schottky are rare in the marketplace. A nice association copy between two scientists. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tales Told of Shem and Shaun

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. First edition, no. 160 of 500 copies on Holland Van Gelder (total edition 650). Portrait of the author by Brancusi. Preface by C.K. Ogden. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cream-colored wrappers. Near fine copy in the original gilt-paper box. First edition, no. 160 of 500 copies on Holland Van Gelder (total edition 650). Portrait of the author by Brancusi. Preface by C.K. Ogden. 1 vols. 8vo. The Black Sun Press edition of excerpts from Joyce's Work in Progress (later Finnegan's Wake). The three selections - "The Mookse and the Gripes,'" "The Muddest Thick That Was Ever Heard Dump," and "The Ondt and the Gracehoper" - were previously published in transition but were further edited and expanded by Joyce for publication here. The frontispiece is by Constantin Brancusi, who took the commission - his only book illustration - after Picasso declined. Slocum 36; Minkoff A21

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      MONDADORI, VERONA 1929 - I LIBRI AZZURRI ITALIANO N.47 della collana, brossura editoriale morbida, con alette, ingiallita, con fioritura, usura al dorso e piatto anteriore quasi staccato, pagine con bruniture del tempo e lieve fioritura, fioritura anche ai tagli, con barbe La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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      New York: The Century Co., 1929. First Edition. Very Good/Good. New York: The Century Co., 1929 Early novel stars a mixed race girl from the Louisiana swamps. "A powerfully moving tale of a girl whose heart and body are the warring-ground of two opposing races." First novel by Wall was nominated for a Pulitzer. Seminal American south race relations novel. Later published as SWAMP GIRL. Original brown cloth decorated in purple. P. 316. Neat former owner name noted, else very crisp and tight. The rare dust jacket is of outstanding design but worn with occasional soiling and reinforced with tape on the obverse, still handsome in archival quality jacket protector- looking better than it grades. Full jacket scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations. s . First Edition. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Middle Parts of Fortune. Somme & Ancre, 1916.

      London: The Piazza Press issued to subscribers by Peter Davies, Ltd., 1929 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown buckram, titles gilt to spines within double panel, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Spines a little rolled and tanned, very slight rubbing to ends and corners, very slight occasional spotting and a few hinges opening a little between the quires, but still holding soundly; very good condition indeed overall. First edition, the unexpurgated limited edition, number 273 of 525 copies. The book was published in this limited edition in 1929, garnering informed praise and intemperate notoriety in close to equal measure, and an expurgated edition, under the title Her Privates We (taken from the line in Shakespeare's Hamlet immediately following "The Middle Parts of Fortune"), was published the following year. But Manning never achieved fame and it was probably not until the re-issue of the full text in 1977 that the novel received the recognition that it deserved. Manning died of pneumonia at a nursing home in Hampstead in 1935. An excellent copy of a book perceived on publication as one of the most powerfully personal visions of the Great War. In Men at War Hemingway described it as "The finest and noblest book of men in war that I have ever read. I read it once each year to remember how things really were so that I will never lie to myself nor to anyone else about them," and T. E. Lawrence remarked that "No praise could be too sheer for this book it justifies every heat of praise." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition of this early Hemingway classic which established him among the American masters. Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right.

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        Engravings by Eric Gill; A Selection of 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. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Gill, Eric. No. 137 of 490 copies. The "Cleverdon" iconography, limited to 490 copies total (of which 400 were in cloth); half of each number of which were reserved for sale in America through Walter V. McKee (New York). Black cloth lettered in gilt to the spine, variation of Gill's "Tree and Burin" (P189) with upward pointing tree leaves in gilt to front board, t.e.g.; frontispiece engraving of Gill's self-portrait, "St. Thomas's Hands" (P382) to title page; 145 additional engravings on 103 plates, most printed in black with a handful in red. Folio (13-3/8" x 10-1/2"), pagination: [12], 1-49, [3], 1-103, [3]. Light rubbing and wear to extremities, light soil to page block and endpapers, occasional foxing scattered throughout; Very good + condition. Gill no. 17. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Signed block print from Gods' Man]

      [Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith], [New York] 1929 - An original print from Ward's first and most famous wordless novel. Printed from the original woodblock on Japanese paper, the image measures 10 cm x 13 cm. Signed in pencil by Ward under the image in the right corner, with "Gods' Man" printed in pencil opposite. The image depicts Ward's artist protagonist painting in the grass with his son, in one of the book's happier moments. Presumably printed in a miniscule print run as a keepsake from the author and publisher. Gods' Man was the first American wordless novel. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, New York 1929 - White cloth spine lettered in black, with black & grey on white background patterned boards and endpapers. black top page edges. Spine is unevenly tanned, with a few small light spots, slight wear at foot; slight wear to outer corners and shelf rubbing to bottom edges of boards; tiny hole in front free endpaper; page edges tanned; front board lightly yellowed; top page edges lightly sunned; generally VG otherwise, text quite clean and tight, no owner names. In a new facsimile first issue dust jacket. First printing was of only 1789 copies. Peterson / Serendipity A6.1. >> Faulkner's fourth novel, the first to use the stream of consciousness technique, generally considered to be his masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Medici Society Ltd, 1929. Second Reprint Edition. 8vo., 531 pp., VG; leather-bound, brown five-paneled spine; gilt lettering and motif to spine; gilt illustration to front board; gilt motif to edges and wide turn-ins; Baymtum binding; yellow and brown marbled endpapers; mild fraying to head of spine; mild cocking to boards and buckling to text-block at gutter; light scratching to gilt text-block; boards shaken, binding strong; frontispiece protected by tissue guard; mild age-toning to interior, occasional notations in pencil; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1929 - Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1929. First edition. First printing. Hardcover in very good condition. Ink and print on cover is very clean and clear. A few spots on inside back cover. Strong spine and browning on outside of pages. Signature and statement from prior owner. Very special to have such a nice copy. 355 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De la passion de la colère - saura être brutal. De la vulgarité morale'. Grafologisch dossier in opdracht van Gaston Burssens samengesteld door Jéhanne Salti-Goetz (1890-1945) met psychologische handschriftanalyses van J. Slauerhoff, E. du Perron, Paul van Ostaijen en Gaston Burssens. 1929-1930.

      Drie uitvoerige analyses in het Frans in handschrift van Salti (die van Du Perron in onbekend handschrift) en vier (uitgebreide) begeleidende brieven in het Frans in handschrift van Salti aan Burssens (d.d. 19-9-1929, 3-3-1930, 30-4-1930 en 29-7-1930). Met een afschrift door Burssens van een brief van Du Perron aan Burssens over zijn handschriftanalyse (d.d. 14-2-1930).l Op 28 maart 1930 ontleedde Salti een handschrift van Slauerhoff: '[...] onmethodisch, beheerst gevoelsleven dat zich plotseling heftig kan uiten, assimilatievermogen, verbeeldingskracht, meegaand, arglistig en ongrijpbaar karakter [...]' (vertaling geciteerd naar Hazeu). Het handschrift met haar bevindingen ('Etude Graphologique/ (Mr? Slauerhof copie)' 40 regels tekst) is in dit dossier aanwezig, evenals die van Du Perron, Van Ostaijen en Burssens. Salti ontleedde de literaire handschriften zonder enige kennis van de schrijvers. De analyse van Van Ostaijen is door Burssens gepubliceerd in een aflevering van Vlaamsche Arbeid (1929), terwijl de overige drie lange tijd als verloren gegaan werden beschouwd.Du Perron nam het grafologisch werk van madame Salti serieus: de analyse van Van Ostaijen vond hij 'voortreffelijk', die van Slauerhoff 'werkelijk opvallend juist, voor zover ik kan beoordelen'. De schrijver ontmoette Salti ook enkele malen. Slauerhoffs reactie is helaas niet overgeleverd.Bijgevoegd is Salti's exemplaar van J. Cuissinat, Pour connaître l'homme par son écriture (Parijs 1931), boordevol tekst en uitleg. Interessante en comtemporaine verzameling pseudowetenschappelijke literaria.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        Große Landschaft 2

      1929 - Aquarell auf Japanpapier, Rechts unten signiert und datiert, Größe: 65 x 87 cm, Farbfrisch, Blatt leicht knittrig

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        Premier semestre.

      Bruxelles Editions de la revue Varietes 1929 - 4to (30 x 20 cm). 4 original photographs with tissue guards, all captioned, text on green paper, limitation page. Soft wrappers in green iridescent calf, ovoid eye in silver calf with '1929' in dark grey curved figures in relief bordered with large false eyelash, binders mark dated 2003 to upper board, navy blue suede endpapers, housed in black box with navy blue suede lining, silver lettered on calf spine. A very rare erotic work in a magnificent binding by Jean de Gonet. A year after its creation in 1928, the Belgian magazine Variétés began to experience financial difficulties. Then-director Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, who had done a great deal to promote the work of Belgian avant-garde artists, decided that the best way to save the magazine would be to publish an erotic book featuring his own poetry. Thus the present work, which contains four original pornographic photographs by Man Ray, each captioned with a season and accompanied by the poetry of Benjamin Peret and Louis Aragon, was born. In one of the scenes, the woman depicted is clearly Man Ray's lover, Kiki de Montparnasse. The 1929 edition is extremely rare, as many copies were seized and destroyed by French customs officers on their delivery to Paris. The present copy was displayed as part of the Tate Modern's exhibition Surrealism: desire unbound in 2001, then at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002 (p. 336 in the exhibition catalogue), though it had yet to be bound at that time. This copy on green paper is probably unique, not part of the original print run, which was limited to 215 copies. P. Pia, Les Livres de l'enfer, II, col. 868. -- M. Parr et G. Badger, Le Livre de photographies : une Histoire. Phaidon, 2007. -- L'Enfer de la bibliothèque. Éros au secret. B.n.F., 2007, n° 243, p. 421. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        LE GRANDI FIRME Quindicinale di novelle dei massimi scrittori

      TORINO: n.d., 1929. Brossura. DISCRETO. 18,5 24. Quindicinale USATO

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        Stories of our Lord: A selection of Bible stories

      Religious Tract Society - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; a fair reading copy; prize inscription dated 1929 inside cover; Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        GÜTER - ADRESSBUCH FÜR DIE PROVINZ BRANDENBURG.- Bd. VII. Verzeichnis sämtlicher Rittergüter, Güter und größeren Bauernhöfe mit Angabe der Guts-Eigenschaft, des Grundsteuer-Reinertrages, der Gesamtfläche . Angabe der Besitzer, Pächter und Verwalter, der Post-, Telegraphen- und Eisenbahnstationen . einem alphabetischen Orts- und Personenregister, dem Handbuch der Königlichen Behörden. Mit Unterstützung vieler Behörden hrsg. von Ernst Seyfert. Mit einer Karte im Maßstabe 1:1000000.

      Leipzig (Reichenbach), 1929. - 4. vermehrte und verbesserte Aufl. Gr. 8°. XXXVIII, 464 S. + farb. Fatkarte im Anhang. ill. OLn. Rückenkanten aufgeplatzt, sonst überraschend gut erhalten. Sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin (Alexander Zimmeck)]
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        Ojfn Majrew-Front Kejn Najs = All Quiet on the Western Front.

      Warsaw: Kletskin, 1929.(). 12mo. 240 pp. Yiddish. Good in tan cloth with clear plastic protector. Cover lightly soiled, tanned at edges. Frontispiece portrait of author and translator. Endpapers cracked. First Polish edition, first printing. Translated into Yiddish by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Arlequin à la manière venitienne.

      Paris, 1929.(). Silkscreen pochoir. 67 x 52 cm. Signed and dated 29 XII 1929 in the image. Additional text: Denis Sarthon Orme. Framed and glazed.

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        A Room of One's Own

      New York; London: The Fountain Press; The Hogarth Press, 1929. First edition, no. 419 of 492 copies, signed by the author in violet ink on the half-title. [viii], 162 pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon cloth, untrimmed. Spine slightly sunned, some uneven toning of cloth, a few small spots to cloth, still a near fine copy. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. First edition, no. 419 of 492 copies, signed by the author in violet ink on the half-title. [viii], 162 pp. Tall 8vo. "A WOMAN MUST HAVE MONEY AND A ROOM OF HER OWN ..." Signed first edition of Woolf's seminal essay on women and writing, a classic feminist text. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," said Woolf, "and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved." Woolf's "aim was to establish a woman's tradition, recognizable by its circumstances, subject-matter, and its distinct problems... A Room of One's Own charted this vast territory with an air of innocent discovery which itself sharpens the case against induced ineffectiveness and ignorance that for so long clouded the counter-history of women" (Gordon, 182). "Woolf is brilliantly persuasive when she ridicules the power bias of male history narrowing in on war and kings with golden teapots on their heads. A counter-history waits in the wings: the untried potentialities of women, nurtured but unspoilt in women's colleges, who are not to be imitation men but are to think back 'through their mothers'" (ODNB). Printed in the U.S. by Robert Josephy and published on October 21, 1929, this edition preceded the English edition (both trade and signed) by three days. Woolmer 215A; Kirkpatrick A12a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London, Ernest Benn, 1929-30. 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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Anatol Petrizky: Theater-Trachten.

      [Russia]: StaatsVerlag der Ukraine, 1929.(). One of 1200 unnumbered copies. Plates by Anatol Petrizky, text by B. Chmury. Text in Russian and German text. Folio, 347 x 261 mm. 26 pp., 26 full-page mounted color lithographs, many with gold or silver metallic inks, and 25 mounted full-page black & white plates;plates 15-16, 37-38, 43-44 are missing. All mounted on grey card; with tissue guards removed. Superb costume designs and stage sets for ballets and operas in Constructivist style reminiscent of the decorativeness of Bakst's work and Alexander Exter's stylization: Exzentrischer Tanz staged by K. Goleisovsky (4 plates); Präludium von Skrjabin by L. Lukin (1 plate); the ballet Nur und Anitra by M. Mordkin (4 plates); the comedy "Wij," Herr Chorunschij by H. Jura (9 plates); the operas Der Jahrmarkt von Ssorotschinzi (7 plates), Wilhelm Tell (6 plates), and Fürst Igor (8 plates) and the ballets Der rote Mohn (5 plates) and Der Korsar (8 plates) by the Staatsoper. Charkiw; the opera Turandott by Lui Laber (4 plates) for a total of 56. Very good in wraps, with some spine slanting, some fraying to edges, bumped and torn spine ends; interior clean. Additonal keyword(s): William Tell, Turandot, The Corsairs, Prince Igor.

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        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Baden bei Wien 15 11 1929 - 2 Seiten, kl-4. - An den ukrainischen Dirigenten Nikolai Malko (1883-1961). "Mein sehr verehrter, lieber Meister Malko; vielen Dank für die 'Teppiche'. Ich hatte große Freude. - Ja, Prof. Knappertsbusch lässt Sie sehr schön grüßen - den lieben Nikolai - wie er sagte. Ich war jetzt in München. Baron Franckenstein dirigierte meine 'Weihnachten'. Kolossaler Erfolg. Ein Tag danach '&#138;vanda'. Total ausverkauft. Und jetzt muß ich nach Berlin zur Uraufführung in der Berliner Staatsoper fahren (29. ds.). Ich habe nicht vergeßen, daß Sie mir versprochen haben mich mit Ihrer gnädigen Frau zu besuchen. Haben Sie nicht vergeßen? / Heute möchte ich Sie sehr bitten die 'Weihnachten' in Wien zu dirigieren. Man spricht und schreibt über mich in Wien fortwährend, doch keine Note ist von mir gespielt. Und meine Wiener Freunde kennen von mir eigentlich keine Note. Das ist ja für mich keine Konzession, Sie darum zu bitten - Sie wißen gut, wie ich Sie schätze. Und das können Sie mir nicht absagen. ich hätte gerade jetzt große Freude, wenn Sie es tun. / Also, mein lieber Meister, seien Sie recht gesund (nicht wie in Praha). Ich habe die tschechische Presse gelesen: fabelhafter Erfolg. Aber nicht vergeßen: Lassen Sie sich gut bezahlen. Ich küße Ihren gnädigen Frau beide Hände und bin mit den besten Grüßen Ihr sehr ergebener Jaromír Weinberger .". - Empfängervermerk in Bleistift. Der mit seiner Märchenoper "&#138;vanda dudák" (Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer, Uraufführung 1927) weltweit erfolgreiche tschechische Komponist lebte seit 1929 abwechselnd in Baden bei Wien (Germergasse 47) und in Prag. Als Jude emigrierte er nach dem Anschluss in die USA, wo er 1948 die Staatsbürgerschaft erhielt. Nikolai Malko (1883-1961), Dirigent der St. Petersburger Philharmoniker, setzte sich 1929 mit seiner Frau in den Westen ab und hielt sich zunächst vorwiegend in Wien, Prag und Kopenhagen auf. "Vánoce" (Weihnachten) ist eine Komposition für großes Orchester und Orgel und wurde besonders in der Tschechoslowakei sehr populär. Hans Knappertsbusch dirigierte 1931 in München die Uraufführung von Weinbergers Oper "Milovaný hlas" (Die geliebte Stimme). - Briefe Weinbergers tauchen nur selten im Handel auf.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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