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        Geldtheorie Und Konjunkturtheorie (Common English Title: Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle)

      Germany: Holder-Pichler-Tempsky A.G.. Paperback. 147 pages plus advertisements. Index. "Beitrage zur Konjunkturforschung - Herausgegeben vom Osterreichischen Institut fur Konjunkturforschung nr. 1" - from front cover. All text in German. Average wear. Binding intact. Small chip from top of backstrip. Few pencil marks to contents. Quality copy. . Good. 1929. First Edition.

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        The Writings

      New York and London, Harper and Brothers,, 1929. 37 volumes, octavo (217 × 144 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid twentieth century, in crimson full crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot, boards decorated with geometric interlace panel and cornerpieces, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some small repairs to a few volumes. Overall a fine and attractive set. Memorial edition. Limited to 90 sets with a page of original manuscript material bound in. Signed by the publisher.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1929. First. First edition. Spine lettering worn but readable, a very good copy in worn, good only first issue dustwrapper (with the Wolfe portrait on the rear panel) lacking the bottom couple inches of the spine, with several other modest chips and tears, and several internal tape repairs. This copy is Inscribed by the author: "To Fidelia E. Stark with warmest thanks. Thomas Wolfe Oct 30, 1929." Also laid in is a four-page carbon manuscript (folded, small breaks at the folds, else near fine), unsigned, but almost certainly by Maxwell Perkins, dated April 17, 1929 entitled "Selling Points: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe." The "Selling Points," in the third person, recounts the editorial process in detail, and enumerates the literary wonderment of the book. A modern classic, the author's first book, and generally considered his major achievement, a breathtaking autobiographical novel. An inscribed copy, with an intriguing manuscript account of the birth of the novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Das Zauberboot [Moveable]

      Herbert Stuffer, Berlin 1929 - Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Famed for its innovative illustration and compostion, "The Magic Boat" has become a classic and sought after early 20th Century Illustrated Chiildren's Book. Fully illustrated in color throughout with four pull-tabs on two separate double-moveable color illustated devices (each comprising two-page assemblies), a moveable hub reveaing rabbits and hedgehogs, adn the scarce and seldom found original perforated stencil (Nicths als Fruchte) at rear in half-page pouch. Benjamin describes this book as "the most beautiful of all new children's books" (Works III, 211). Cover with tread mark stains, binding weakened, hub intact, three of the four tabs are not working and need restoration. Still, a presentable copy which with a little care can be restored to excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La seconde.

      - J. Ferenczi et Fils Editeurs, 1929, 270 p., broché sous étui-chemise maroquin bleu nuit à bandes, reliure signée Alix, édition originale H.C. N°460 (l'un des 200 exemplaires hors-commerce sur papier simili-japon de couleurs imprimés spécialement pour l'auteur), avec un envoi de Colette, pages non rognées, de menues déchirures sur le bord supérieurs de quelques pages car mal coupées, haut et bas du dos du bloc livre restaurés, plats salis. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Book slightly canted and faint shelfwear on lower edges. Cover and spine gold labels in excellent condition. Jacket by Cleon somewhat rubbed; chipped at spine ends, on corners and edges.Light portions of jacket are soiled and a little splashed. Jacket flaps joints worn. Contains the requisite first issue points. (Hanneman 8A) A dealer label on rear pastedown with the price of $2.35 from Gimbel Book Store, Philadelphia.. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1929. First. First edition, first issue in first issue dustwrapper. Slight wear to the spine label else near fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown, and some age-toning and short tears. A decent example of Hemingway's classic story of love and war, arguably his masterpiece, and certainly one of the highspots of 20th Century literature. Connolly 100. .

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. With Illustrations by Polia Chentoff.

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929 - Small quarto. Card wrappers printed in black and green, as issued. With the original glassine wrapper. Housed in a silver, gilt and green painted slipcase. Spine slightly tanned, but an excellent copy in the glassine wrapper with two small chips and a little more tanning to spine panel. Illustrated plates and vignettes in the text. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Rope: A Play. With a Preface on Thrillers.

      London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1929 - Octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. Spine rolled, wrappers rubbed and a little tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, theatre issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Histoire illustrée de la gravure en France.

      1923- 1929, Le Garrec, P - 4 volumes de texte, in 4 broché, non coupé, XXI - 212 ; XXVIII - 245; XXXII - 300 et 169 pages. 3 forts portefeuilles de planches in folio contenant 1383 illustrations sur les 1392 annoncées. Manquent 9 illustrations au premier album de planches, portefeuilles légèrement défraîchis, sinon bon exemplaire de ce monument de la gravure française. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres De Georges Courteline En 12 Volumes Complet tiré Spécialement pour La Librairie Le Vasseur et Cie Sur vergé teinté Muller , Numérotés De 1 à 500 . Exemplaires N° 55

      Flammarion 1929 - Très rare édition réalisée à l'occasion de la mort de l'auteur pour la librairie Le Vasseur . Demi cuir vert à coins . Papier marbré . Dos ( havane insolé et frotté légèrement ) à 5 nerfs , orné de fleurons , fileté or . Tranches non rognées . Chaque volume contient des photographies de la collection personnelle de l'auteur , gravées sur papier mat en sépia . Descriptif : - Le train de 8h. 47 , ( portrait photographique de Georges Courteline en frontispice ) - Ah ! Jeunesse !.( G.C. dans sa 25° année ) - Les gaîtés de l'Escadron . (G.C. enfant et G.C. en 1923 hors-texte ) - Messieurs les rond-de-cuir ( portrait de Georges Moinaux à 11 ans ) - Un client sérieux ( Georges Moinaux à 18 ans ) - Les Linottes ( G.C. vers sa 25° année ) - Les femmes d'amis ( Mr. et Mme Courteline au printemps 1926 ) - Boubouroche , lidoire et potiron ( G. C. octobre 1927 et en 1926 , on aperçoit la physionomie du maître par le sculpteur François Sicard de l'Institut ) - La philosophie de Georges Courteline ( Blason de l'auteur avec l'explication humoriste de ses choix et sa devise : Je m'en fous . Qui devient par la suite : Et après ? ) Plus 3 volumes de Théâtre : avec les photos de l'auteur en D'Artagnan , un manuscrit de la conversation d'Alceste et Mme C. en Alsacienne dans l'Ami Fritz , joué à Tours en 1926 au bénéfice des blessés de la Comédie française .) . L'ensemble 5 kg 500 gr. Size: In 12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Frutta di gran reddito. Il pero - il melo - il pesco - il ciliegio - il susino - l'albicocco. Organizzazione della frutticoltura

      Hoepli,, Milano, 1929 - Cm. 32, pp. xxi (3) 995 (1). Con 292 tavole di cui 78 a colori. Legatura edit. in tela illustrata a colori. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Straordinario repertorio iconografico riguardante le specie di frutta elencate nel titolo. Uno dei più bei libri italiani del '900 sull'argomente e comunque, il più esauriente studio monografico del tempo. Raro, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione.

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      Published by David McKay Company, 1929. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fine. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Fine condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition limited to 775 copies (575 for England and 200 for the United States). Bound in vellum with gold lettering and border to front cover. Gold titles and vignette to spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 232 pages. 10.25 x 8". 12 coloured plates and 22 b/w drawings. Grey-green and white pictorial endpapers. SIGNED by Rackham. This is copy no. 133 of the American issue. This is a stunning copy with no marks on the vellum other than a tiny rub to the edge of the rear cover and a small crack (0.5") at top and tail of the spine. The front endpaper has a 0.5" closed margin tear, there is a tiny gold gallery label to the rear pastedown, otherwise the contents are fine with all plates present and no foxing. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

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        Under Desert Stars

      London: Hutchinson (no date), 9999. Book. Good. Blue Cloth Gilt Lettered. Reprint. 12mo (7 1/4"). Donation stamp on inside front cover. Pages yellowed. Spine sunned. Casing lightly worn. Signed on the title page, "To Dear Mother, Hooping that this will revive happy memories until she again visits that land of mystery. Kathie 1\\10\\1929" 288 pp..

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        Works, the Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings

      Nonesuch Press 1929-1933, London - Inv. #1023B. Seven volumes. Full tan niger morocco by A.W. Bain as issued, t.e.g and others untrimmed. Limited to 1600 sets with 1050 reserved for England. (Dreyfus #58; Blumenthal's Art of the Printed Book). Edited by Herbert Farjeon. This is the finest edition of our greatest poet" (Nonesuch Century). Outstanding set. The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings. Seven volumes. 8vo., full tan niger morocco by A.W. Bain as issued, t.e.g and others untrimmed. "The Shakespeare represents the chef-d'oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press." ; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Foto-auge: 76 fotos der zeit / Oeil et photo: 76 photographies de notre temps / Photo-eye: 76 Photoes of the period.

      Stuttgart: Akademischer Verlag Dr. Fritz Wedekind & Co., [1929]. - 4to. pp. 18 + 76 illus. German, French & English text. profusely illus. in b/w. wrappers with a photograph by El Lissitzky (spine repaired, some staining & discolouration to covers, 1 inch square surface loss to top edge of front cover, small tear to top edge of title-page). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Foto-auge - Oeil et photo - Photo-eye

      Akademischer Verlag dr. Fritz Wedekind & Co., Stuttgart 1929 - 18 pag text (German / French / English) + 76 monochrome photographs - Blind stamped title on front cover - 4 cm surface loss on top of spine - pages unmarked and clean [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Isadora Duncan's Russian Days and her Last Years in France

      New York, Covici Friede,, 1929. Octavo. Original red cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in yellow, top edge stained yellow. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. A stunning copy in the dust jacket. First US edition, first printing. Published just after Duncan's tragic death and dedicated to her memory, this book prints a number of Duncan's letters for the first time.

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        Three Things. Ariel Poem Number 18. Signed Limited Edition

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and age-darkened with c. 1cm loss to lower edge of spine and with external split along centre spine. 1929. Large Paper Limited Edition [141/500]. Blue hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 350pp + ads. One colour plate and one b/w title page illustration by Gilbert Spencer. Number 18 of the Ariel Poems published by Faber and Faber. Printed at the Curwen Press. .

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        The Dain Curse - The Maltese Falcon - The Glass Key - The Thin Man (2 copies) - Blood Money - The Novels of Dashiell Hammett

      New York/Cleveland, Ohio/Shelton, Connecticut: Knopf/The World Publishing Company/International Collectors Library/The First Edition Library 1929 - New York/Cleveland, Ohio/Shelton, Connecticut: Knopf/The World Publishing Company/International Collectors Library/The First Edition Library, 1929 - 1930 - 1931 - 1934 (1996) - 1943 - 1965. First Editions, First Printings (thus), except for Blood Money, which is the 1944 second printing (though it comes from the library of English detective writer Julian Symons with his signature on the front free endpaper). Very good copies (The Thin Man good only, but with most of the original dustwrapper still present) in fine facsimile dustwrappers of the author's last four novels. The original dustwrapper of Blood Money is good only, The Novels does not have a dustwrapper and the facsimile edition of The Thin Man is a fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. CHF 3500. These books part of our Catalogue 11: Crime, Spy, Mystery, Adventure, War and Pulp Fiction, a copy of which you can order from us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Éditions Cosmopolites, Paris 1929 - First Printing. Near Fine in a Very Good+ example of the rare dustjacket. A touch of faint foxing to the preliminary pages and text edges, with light tanning to the same. The fragile dustjacket is an attractive example featuring wraparound artwork. Light wear to the extremities with some moderate rubbing along the hinges; trace of shallow loss at the spine ends and corner tips, as well as some light scattered foxed spots and faint dampstains visible on the verso. Basis for Fritz Lang's 1929 silent film Frau in Mond, adapted for the screen by Thea von Harbou from her 1928 novel Die Frau in Mond. The novel was released in the US and UK in 1930 as By Rocket to the Moon and The Woman in the Moon, respectively. The story is something of a cross between H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and the film is widely considered to be one of the first serious science fiction movies. An attractive copy of an extremely scarce edition, published the same year the film was released and preceding any English language translation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: George G Harrap (1929) - First printing. Copy #362 of 575 comprising the English issue, SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. Original full vellum, cover and spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt. With twelve color plates, twenty-two black and white illustrations, and pictorial endpapers in gray and white. Gift inscription to reverse of front free endpaper (blank), a touch of foxing, covers very slightly splayed, a bright fresh NEAR FINE copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas J. Certo]
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        André Derain. Ausstellung April 1929 Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Berlin W10, Lützowufer 13.

      Druck von Otto von Holten,, Berlin, 1929 - Berlin, Druck von Otto von Holten, 1929, 15,8 x 12,3 cm, 16 Seiten, 14 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, illustrierte Original-Klammerheftung (etwas berieben und fleckig), gutes Exemplar. Dascher (2011), 468; Abbildung des Kataloges Seite 261. - Mit Hinweisen auf die April und Mai Ausstellungen (Beteiligungen der Galerie). Sprache: Deutsch illustrierte Original-Klammerheftung (etwas berieben und fleckig),

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        The Man Within

      London: William Heinemann. (1929). First. First edition. A bookplate on the front pastedown, and a small label on the rear pastedown indicating this was at one time donated to a distinguished rare book library, with that library's tiny release stamp, and a small, expertly and minimally repaired hole on the spine, about very good lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the front fly. The author's first novel, seldom found signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: E McKnight Kauffer. Signed by Illustrator. '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.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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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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        David Golder.

      Grasset 1929 - - Grasset, Paris 1929, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa réservés à la presse. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés (dos doublé comportant des petits manques), tête dorée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Franc Nohain. Agréable exemplaire parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung. Der Wiener Kreis. Hrsg. v. Verein Ernst Mach. Geleitwort v. Hans Hahn, Otto Neurath u. Rudolf Carnap.

      Wolf, Wien 1929 (Veröffentlichungen des Vereines Ernst Mach). - 64 S. Kart. Etwas bestoßen. Gebräunt u. gering fleckig. Gutes Exemplar. - Manifest des Wiener Kreises, gewidmet Moritz Schlick. Enthält auch eine umfangreiche Bibliographie der Mitglieder (Bergmann, Carnap, Feigl, Frank, Gödel, Hahn, Kraft, Menger, Natkin Neurath, Hahn-Neurath, Radakovic, Schlick, Waismann) und dem Kreise nahestehender Autoren (Dubislav, J. Frank, Grelling, Härlen, Kaila, Loewy, Ramsey, Reichenbach, Reidemeister, Zilsel), außerdem von Wittgenstein, Russell u. Einstein. - Sehr selten.

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        American Colony

      New York: Horace Liveright. 1929. First. First edition. Fine in very good dustwrapper with some splash marks on the spine. Jacket attractively designed by "Goldsborough." Novel of the high jinks and romances among the American expatriates living on the French Riviera. Brackett was a highly successful screenwriter and producer who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for The Lost Weekend, Titanic, and Sunset Boulevard. His other screenplays included Ninotchka, A Foreign Affair, To Each His Own, Hold Back the Dawn, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Five Graves to Cairo, and The Bishop's Wife (uncredited). Additionally, he was the producer of The King and I. Very scarce in jacket. .

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        The Squirrel The Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit *FIRST PRINTING OF ALISON UTTLEY'S FIRST BOOK*

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1929 - First printing of Alison Uttley's first book - the first title in the Little Grey Rabbit Series. Hinges intact. Somewhat above-average wear externally. We presume backstrip is missing as prior owner has neatly covered spine with tape which closely matches boards in colour. Few minor pencil marks mostly erased from endpapers. Several minor perforations to front free endpaper, first blank leaf, and half-title page, as if by a kitten's tiny claws. Corresponding indentations to title page and following page. One inch chip from lower corner of page 19. Half-inch tear to top edge of page 56. Two small chips from lower corner of page 107. Two-inch tear to lower fore-edge of back free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Casas y Jardines De Mallorca.

      William Helburn = Editorial Atlante, New York 1929 - 1h. - Frontis con un mapa de Mallorca - XXIIIpp. de texto - 188 págs. todas ilustradas con fotografías y croquis arquitectónicos. = Bellver, Manacor, Son Maroig, Son Moragas, Ferrandell, La Taulera, Son Olalla, Sarrià, La Roqueta, La Granja, Son Berga, Son Zaforteza, Canet, Alfabia, Son Ripoll, Son Homar, Valldemosa, Bonsoms, Son Pastorix, Son Pax, La Alquería, LLuchmajor, Comasema, Son Palerm, S'Ermita, Galatzó, Buñola, Son Creu, Son Fortuny, Ca'n Simó, Raxa. =Muy buena encuadernación a media piel. Lomera con nervios y florones. Ejemplar en perfecto estado. Size: Gran Formato 41 x 33 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      William Heinemann Ltd. 1929 - 1st 1929. Good condition with no wrapper. Red boards, colour pictorial onlay to front. Green pictorial endpapers. Colour illustrations. 111 pages. The first in the Little Grey Rabbit series and Alison Uttley's first book. Corners worn, covers lightly marked. pictorial onlay to front cover has surface paper loss to vertical edge. Backstrip missing and replaced with red cloth. A few light creases, a few margin marks. Rear joint just starting to crack. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man Within

      William Heinemann, London 1929 - 354 pages. First English edition, first printing. His first book. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with the spine very slightly darkened. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works Introduction by Arthur Waley. Biographical Memoir by Osbert Sitwell.

      London/New York: Duckworth/Brentano's, 1929 - 5 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spines gilt. Bookplate of John Elliot to each pastedown, bookseller's tickets to rear pastedowns. Bindings a little marked, spines tanned, bubbling to lower board of volume III, contents lightly toned, tape mark to front pastedown of volume I. A very good set. Frontispiece to each volume. First collected edition, one of a limited edition of 235 numbered sets printed on Abbey Mills paper. The texts are those of the first editions, except for Odette, which from the first separate illustrated edition of 1916. Two versions of chapter 4, part II, of Inclinations are printed consecutively, with the second version published here for the first time. Benkowitz A12a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CAHIER DE SIX PAYSAGES gravés à l'eau-forte.

      1929 - Paris, sans nom d'éditeur, 1929. In-quarto oblong (309 X 280) en feuilles, chemise demi-toile grège muette, plats cartonnés en vert, rabats intérieurs de papier crème (reliure de l'éditeur) ; couverture papier crème imprimée, (1) f. (liste des gravures), 6 planches sous serpentes, (1) f. (justification du tirage). PREMIER TIRAGE des six planches gravées à l'eau-forte par Jean-Emile Laboureur, justifiées et signées par l'artiste. Tirage limité à 150 EXEMPLAIRES, celui-ci un des 120 numérotés sur vélin Van Gelder (n°136). (Sylvain Laboureur, Catalogue complet, I, 386 à 391). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Ronald Firbank Volumes I-V of 5

      London: Duckworth - 1929 limited special first collected edition. No. 140 of 235 copies. original yellow buckram cloth octavos w/gilt spine titles. Vol. I: Introduction by Arthur Waley; Biographical Memoir by Osbert Sitwell; frontispiece portrait sketch of Firbank by Augustus John; contains "Vainglory." ix, 234pp. condition: spine strip is darkened; yellow cover cloth is somewhat age darkened with a few brown age spots & a smudge or two; some foxing of endpp; else a Very Good copy with untroubled text. Vol. II: frontispiece portrait sketch of Firbank by Wyndham Lewis; contains "Odette," "Inclinations" and "Caprice." 248pp. condition: spine strip is darkened; yellow cover cloth is somewhat age darkened with a few brown age spots & a smudge or two; some foxing of endpp; small tear @ fore edge margin of last page; else a Very Good copy with untroubled text. Vol. III: frontispiece portrait sketch of Firbank by Augustus John; contains "Valmouth" and "The Princess Zoubaroff." 212pp. condition: very small tear in cloth @ spine head; touch of age darkening of yellow cloth; touch of endpp. foxing; couple of lightly bent corners; else a Very Good copy with untroubled text [in remnant of plain paper dust wrapper]. Vol. IV: frontispiece colored portrait sketch of Firbank by Charles Shannon; contains "Santal" and "The Flower Beneath the Foot." 168pp. condition: spine strip is darkened; yellow cover cloth is somewhat age darkened with brown age spots & smudging; else a Very Good copy with untroubled text. Vol. V: frontispiece portrait sketch of Firbank by Augustus John; contains "Prancing Nigger" and "Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli." 152pp. condition: spine strip is darkened; yellow cover cloth is somewhat age darkened with a few brown age spots; some foxing of endpp; else a Very Good copy with untroubled text. The high quality Abbey Mills paper accounts for the lack of foxing in the text. Although 235 numbered copies were printed by The Westminster Press, only 200 were offered for sale. The original dates of publication of the Works were as follows: Vainglory (1915), Inclinations (1916), Odette (1916), Caprice (1917), Valmouth (1919), The Princess Zoubaroff (1920), Santal (1921), The Flower Beneath the Foot (1923), Sorrow in Sunlight [Prancing Nigger was the American title, issued by Brentano and adopted here] (1925) and Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli (1926). A Study in Temperament, printed in the same volume as "Odette d'Antrevernes" in 1905 is omitted from this edition by the author's expressed wish (just as well perhaps owing to the jejune nature of this work, but it might have been useful for the record to have had it included). The Cambridge educated Firbank (1886-1926), dilettante son of wealthy parents, has been described as "a subterranean link between Oscar Wilde and Ivy Compton-Burnett." Although considered a minor novelist in his time, his novels are works of art and artifice and have influenced many writers in the latter half of the 20th century. English orientalist Arthur Waley (1889-1966) writes in the Introduction to this set: "The chief charge against Firbank is that he was silly. . . . [but] If . . . there exists anyone who like myself cannot discover in most modern fiction from first to last line any connection at all with literature, he will feel for Firbank's thin streak of genius an enthusiasm that admirers of our 'great' contemporary novelists will find hard to understand." A very nice set of this scarce edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings.

      New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1929 - 37 volumes, octavo (217 × 144 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid twentieth century, in crimson full crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot, boards decorated with geometric interlace panel and cornerpieces, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some small repairs to a few volumes. Overall a fine and attractive set. Memorial edition. Limited to 90 sets with a page of original manuscript material bound in. Signed by the publisher.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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