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      David McKay Company 1929 - 1st 1929. 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield.

      George G. Harrap,, London and Bombay and Sydney, 1929 - London and Bombay and Sydney, George G. Harrap, 1929. 4°. 231 (1) pp. With 12 plates in colour and 22 text illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Contemporary gilt vellum (stained). Hudson p. 171. - Riall p. 170. - Briggs p. 65. - No. 288 (of 575) signed by Arthur Rackham. - Slightly foxed. Sprache: Englisch / English [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: George G. Harrap & Company 1929 - Limited edition, no. 26 of 575 copies published in England, from a total edition of 775 copies, signed by Rackham, 4to, 232 pp. 12 coloured plates plus illustrations in the text, grey and white pictorial endpapers, light foxing to the first and last text leaf. Original gilt titled vellum, t.e.g., some minor marks otherwise an excellent copy held in a later half morocco solander case. Latimore and Haskell p65. Riall p170.

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      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1929 - 1st thus 1929. Very good condition with no wrapper. A jovial domestic portrayal of Goldsmith's classic. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 232 pages. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. Copy no. 220. Vellum very slightly grubby. Very occasional fox spots. A super copy. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        White Buildings: Poems by Hart Crane. With a Foreword by Allen Tate

      [New York: ] Horace Liveright. 1929 - Second Impression, September. 1929 5 1/8 inches x 7 7/8 in., half-title; title-page with Liveright device. xix, [1]-58 pp. Black cloth spine with gilt titling, textured, batik paper over boards; blue-gray dust jacket with the price present & "Second Printing" statement, and quotation from Eugene O'Neill on the front panel, with design of buildings, lettering, Liveright device in white. The dust jacket spine ends, corners, show light wear, wear to lower book corners, edges, abrasion to upper front panel; light tanning to endpapers. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Contains, among other poems: Black Tambourine, My Grandmother's Love Letters, Sunday Morning Apples, Praise for an Urn, Garden Abstract, Chaplinesque, Repose of Rivers, Lachrymae Christi, The Wine Menagerie, For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen, At Melville's Tomb, Voyages I-VI. Schwartz & Schweik, Hart Crane Bibliography: A 1 .2 p. 7, (250 copies after the first impression of 250). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La mode feminine a travers les ages. Tout ce qui concerne la toilette féminine depuis la plus Haute Antiquité jusqu'à nos jours. Robes et patrons, tissus, chapeaux, coiffures, bijoux, chaussures, peignes, etc. Dessinés, décrits et enluminés

      Paris, Edition d'Art 1929 - Colas 2583. - Impression avec le numéro 308 et avec la signatur de l'auteur. - Les 54 planches sont décrits, et enluminés par H. Rouit. Il était directeur artistique de la revue: Art - Goût - Beauté . Les planches à plusieurs petites vignettes couleurs légendées: costumes féminins, coiffures et accessoires antiques, byzantins, européens du Moyen -Age aux années 1880. - Numbered and signed by the author on inside of front portfolio. - Rouit was the Artistic Director of the revue: Art-Gout-Beaute , and this is a very nicely presented survey of feminine costume through the centuries. The pouchoir plates, in colors and metallic inks, are especially bright and brilliant and with explanatory text. - Propre exemplaire. Clean copy. Tadelloser Zustand Titre illustré d'une vignette couleurs (ornement égyptienne), 1 feuille, 54 planches en zincographie coloriées au patron [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        Zur Quantendynamik der Wellenfelder I-II (all published). Quantum electrodynamics

      Julius Springer 1929-30, Berlin - A fine set, in the original wrappers, of the two papers in which Heisenberg and Pauli gave "for the first time the foundations for quantum electrodynamics in the way we know it today." (Abraham Pais). "Three years before the discovery of the positron Heisenberg and Pauli – in two papers ‘Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder’ and ‘Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder II’ of 29 March and 7 September 1929, respectively – took a decisive step forward to develop a consistent theory of quantum electrodynamics." (Mehra & Milton). "Heisenberg’s foremost scientific concern after 1927 involved the search for a consistent extension of the quantum formalism that would yield a satisfactory unification of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. This required the formulation of a covariant theory of interacting particles and fields that accounted for elementary processes at high energies and small distances. In 1929, drawing upon the work of Dirac, Jordan, Oskar Klein, and others, Heisenberg and Pauli succeeded in formulating a general gauge-invariant relativistic quantum field theory by treating particles and fields as separate entities interacting through the intermediaries of field quanta. "The formalism led to the creation of a relativistic quantum electrodynamics, equivalent to that developed by Dirac, which, despite its puzzling negative energy states, seemed satisfactory at low energies and small orders of interaction. But at high energies, where particles approach closer than their radii, the interaction energy diverged to infinity. Even at rest, a lone electron interacting with its own field seemed to possess an infinite self-energy, much as it did in classical electrodynamics. Attention was directed to the resolution of such difficulties for more than two decades." (DSB under Heisenberg). "Heisenberg and Pauli were well aware of the shortcomings of their theory: the divergence difficulties and the problem of negative energies for the electron. However, the importance of the Heisenberg-Pauli theory cannot be exaggerated; it opened the road to a general theory of quantized fields and thereby prepared the tools, albeit not perfect ones, for the Pauli-Fermi theory of beta-decay and for the meson theories." (Mehra & Milton). Mehra & Milton, Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger, pp. 186-87; Pais, On the Dirac theory of the electron. An annotation, in Werner Heienberg: Collected Works, Vol. AII, pp.95-105. 8vo: 229 x 156 mm. In: Zeitschift für Physik, vol. 56, no. 1-2, pp. 1-61; vol. 59, no. 3-4, pp. 168-90. The two complete issues offered here in the original printed wrappers, some light wear to the spine strip of the first issue and two small pieces missing from the lower left corner (front and rear), otherwise very fine with no stamps or other markings. Rare in such fine condition. A fine set, in the original wrappers, of the two papers in which Heisenberg and Pauli gave "for the first time the foundations for quantum electrodynamics in the way we know it today." (Abraham Pais). "Three years before the discovery of the positron Heisenberg and Pauli – in two papers ‘Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder’ and ‘Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder II’ of 29 March and 7 September 1929, respectively – took a decisive step forward to develop a consistent theory of quantum electrodynamics." (Mehra & Milton). "Heisenberg’s foremost scientific concern after 1927 involved the search for a consistent extension of the quantum formalism that would yield a satisfactory unification of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. This required the formulation of a covariant theory of interacting particles and fields that accounted for elementary processes at high energies and small distances. In 1929, drawing upon the work of Dirac, Jordan, Oskar Klein, and others, Heisenberg and Pauli succeeded in formulating a general gauge-invariant relativistic quantum field theory by treating particles and fields as separate entities in [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Drageoir aus Épices.

      1929 1929 - Paris: Le Graveurs Modernes 1929. With 54 original etchings by Auguste Brouet. 4to. Half morocco, spine richly gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, orig. wrappers preserved. (Flammarion). * One of 40 copies on Japon impérial. With an extra suite of the engravings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Look Homeward, Angel.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First edition. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. In excellent condition with some wear to the spine and spine tips. Overall, a pleasing copy of this literary highspot. American novelist, Thomas Wolfe "made it possible to believe that the stuff of life, with all its awe and mystery and magic, could by some strange alchemy be transmuted to the page" (William Gay). "Look Homeward, Angel is one of the most important novels of my life. . . . It's a wonderful story for any young person burning with literary ambition, but it also speaks to the longings of our whole lives; I'm still moved by Wolfe's ability to convey the human appetite for understanding and experience" (Elizabeth Kostova). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice, Vera Willoughby, Peter Davies, London, Nov 1929 Leather

      PETER DAVIES 1929 NOV, LONDON - Gold gilt fore edges, gilt lettering & decor on spine, gild border, and gilt border on inside board edges. Illustrated by Vera Willoughby, marbled ep's, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Light shelf wear, light rubbing to extremeties, spine edges have some rubbing, and PO wrote in pencil on fep, "With many full page illustrations in photogravare by Vera Willoughby." Beautiful copy! DATE PUBLISHED: 1929 NOV EDITION: 351 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Murs et Décors. Complete in 2 vols.

      Editions Albert Lévy. Librairie centrale des Beaux Arts 1929-1931, Paris - Volume 1; 8, 38 plates: Volume 2: 8, 42 plates, leafs resting in original 1/4 cloth over printed cover boards portfolios with string ties. Gold lettering on spines. Fascinating work on mural decoration. Most of the photographic displays are a reflection of the trendy art deco of the period. Boards slightly rubbed and stained. Minor age-toning and foxing throughout. Text in French. Overall good to very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Walter V. McKee., New York 1929 - First edition. A fine copy in a near fine bright dust jacket showing minimal use. Very attractive cover art. An extremely important anthology with works by Joyce, Stein, Kafka, Schwitters & other strong contributors. A very handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Les Amours de Frêne et Galeran. Racontées d'après Jean Renart, trouvère du XIIe siècle par le poète André MARY et ornées de XXXVII images gravées sur bois et colorées par le peintre Louis BOUQUET

      Henri Jonquieres, Paris 1929 - Full-color illustrated wraps in early woodcut design, edges uncut; 4to; with full-color woodcut illustrations and illuminated initials throughout by Bouquet and Keller, hand-colored by Marius Audin. Number 313 from a limited edition of 400 copies, "exemple sur Vergé a la cuve de Tallende." Plus an additional suite of engravings, in b/w, loose -- and lovely, suitable for display. A retelling in modern French of select canons in Medieval French Literature. Covers very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; spine tips lightly chipped. Simply lovely on the inside. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First edition. Copy number 280 of 510 numbered copies Signed by the author. Japanese vellum and papercovered boards. Spine a little toned and slight glue stain at the top of the leather spine label, in a worn original matching-numbered publisher's slipcase with the top panel supplied in facsimile and some neat internal repair. One of the undisputed high spots of 20th Century Literature, arguably the Nobel Prize-winner's masterpiece, Hemingway's classic, semi-autobiographical story of love during the First World War. A very nice copy. *Connolly 100*. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      The Black Sun Press, Paris 1929 - 210 x 168 mm (8 1/4 x 6 5/8"). 4 p.l. (first blank), xv, [i], 55, [3] pp., [1] leaf (blank). FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES on Van Gelder Zonen paper (this is copy #249). (There were also 50 copies hors commerce and 100 copies on Japanese vellum.). Original white paper wrappers, title printed in black and red on front cover and spine, printer's device on back cover, in the original glassine dust jacket. In a (slightly worn and expertly repaired) cardboard slipcase of orange cloth covered with gilt paper and with orange ribbon pull (apparently a variant of the publisher's slipcase described in Slocum & Cahoon). With frontispiece portrait of the author by Constantin Brancusi, original tissue guard. Printed in red and black. Slocum & Cahoon A-36; Ransom, p. 111; The Artist and the Book 32. A minuscule chip to glassine at head and tail of spine, otherwise IN PRISTINE CONDITION. This is an immaculate copy of the second separately published excerpt from "Finnegans Wake" (preceded by "Anna Livia Plurabelle"), a work clearly reminiscent of avant-garde Paris in the 1920s. The text is by one of the great Modernist writers, the illustration is by a leading abstract artist, and the printing is by a private press founded by two American expatriates, Harry and Caresse Crosby, who were part of the literary circle that included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein. This is the only book illustration by Brancusi (1876-1957)--a sculptor who did very little graphic work--listed in "The Artist and the Book," which notes that the portrait is "as abstract as the text." This was one of the last books printed at the Black Sun Press during Harry Crosby's lifetime; he committed suicide in December 1929 (Caresse Crosby continued the enterprise after his death). FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES on Van Gelder Zonen paper (this is copy #249). (There were also 50 copies hors commerce and 100 copies on Japanese vellum.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Stubley Printing Co., Knoxville, TN 1929 - 8vo. 150pp. 3 portrait plates; handbill prospectus laid in. Original blue cloth. Very good copy. First edition. 4-page ALS from the author concerning local politics and finances laid in (Dandridge, Tennessee, 1876). The author served in Co. C of this unit recruited in East Tennessee in 1862; it served in the Atlanta campaign, in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and in the late capture of Mobile. Not in Dornbusch, Nevins or Eicher. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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      George Newnes Limited 1929 - 1929. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red cloth with black titles to spine and front cover. 254 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine slightly bumped. Endpapers and outer page edges lightly foxed. Wrapper is just slightly edge chipped, but otherwise complete. Some small closed tears to outer edges, 1" closed tear to spine. Brown paper reinforcements to outer edges of verso. Overall, wrapper is grubby with small stain to front panel. Still a desirable copy of a very scarce wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Michelson’s economic value. Autograph manuscript signed.

      1929 - One Nobel Physics Laureate’s Tribute to Another Millikan, Robert (1868-1953). Michelson’s economic value. Autograph manuscript signed. 17pp. on 9 sheets, written in pencil with numerous corrections and emendations, Millikan’s signature in ink on the last page; accompanied by later typed transcript. N.p., n.d. [1929]. 280 x 218 mm. [With:] Typed letter signed from Millikan to Kenneth S. West. 1 page, on Caltech stationery. Pasadena, March 26, 1929. Together 2 items. Fine. Manuscript and letter preserved in a quarter morocco folding box. The working draft of Millikan’s address in tribute to his mentor and colleague Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931), delivered at a dinner honoring both men hosted by the Society of Arts and Sciences in New York, and later published as an article in Science (vol. 69 [1929]: 481-85). Both Millikan and Michelson were Nobel laureates: Millikan had received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1923 for his determination of the charge of the electron and his researches on the photoelectric effect; and Michelson was awarded the same prize in 1907 for his optical precision instruments and the measurements carried out with their aid—particularly his determination of the speed of light and the famous Michelson-Morley experiment, regarded as the first strong evidence against the existence of a luminiferous ether. It was Michelson who in 1897 gave Millikan his first teaching job, at the University of Chicago. While at Chicago Millikan worked as Michelson’s assistant, wrote several important textbooks, and performed the experimental research on the electron charge that helped gain him the Nobel Prize. Millikan went on to become vice chairman and director of the National Research Council, and then in 1921 moved to Pasadena to head the newly established California Institute of Technology. Millikan’s eloquent address honors the man who had exerted such a profound influence on his early career. In the course of his tribute, Millikan places Michelson’s work in the context of contemporary physics, noting its significance and interrelationship with the work of Einstein, Lebedev, Aston et al.: "The special theory of relativity may be regarded as merely a generalization of the famous Michelson and Morley experiment, another typical Michelsonian attempt to measure with great precision a quantity of fundamental importance, namely, the speed of the Earth through the ether. As everybody knows it came out negative, that is, no such speed, nor any trace of it, could be found . . . Einstein, in 1905, generalized the foregoing result by postulating that it is in the nature of the universe impossible to find the speed of the earth with respect to the ether. This postulate rests most conspicuously upon, and historically grew chiefly out of the negative result of the Michelson-Morley experiment" (p. 5). Millikan ended his address with a paean to the value of Michelson’s research and of scientific research in general: "Michelson’s economic value!! In the last analysis there is nothing that is practically important at all except our ideas, our group of concepts about the nature of the world and our place in it . . . There is not an idea that I have advanced tonight, a conclusion that I have drawn from Einstein’s equation, from Aston’s curve, from cosmic ray/data that would have been possible had not somebody driven to the limit the precision and physical measurement, and much of it became possible because of Michelson’s own super refined experiments. So true has it been proven to be that human progress "grows out of measurement made in the sixth place of decimals." Not he, nor anybody else, saw at the time what bearings the result would have. He merely felt in his bones, or knew in his soul, or had faith to believe that accurate knowledge was important. But some of the bearings have already appeared and others will continue to be found for ages yet to be" (p. 11). Millikan’s manuscript is accompanied by his brief letter to Kenneth West: "A [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        For Lancelot Andrewes. Essays on Style and Order.

      Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1929 - Octavo. Original purple-brown cloth, star decoration and titles to spine and upper board in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine faded with light damp stain to tail and rear board, jacket with slight chipping to folds and small, internal tape repair to head of spine panel. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed one week prior to the official publication, expressing Eliot's apparent dissatisfaction with the jacket design, "Eleanor Hinkley from T. S. Eliot affectionately 30.iv.29 (I am not responsible for the stars, on the wrapper)." Gallup A12b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Message of a Master (1st)

      California Press 1929 - Rare First Edition. Good+ (5 of 10) Hardcover bound book. Small Blue boards. No DJ, likely issued without. There is no title printed on the spine. Vintage ink gift inscription on fly "From one Air Pal / to another Air Pal / M.E. Starr? / Sept 20 - 1930 / Seattle, Washington. no other interior marks. Some browning to the flys, minor spot stain to top & rear board. The spine has some roll/lean/twist to it. light rubbing to corners, minor shelf wear, [The Message of a Master is the story of a seemingly miraculous change that takes place in a man after he meets a true master of life. He learns, and shares with us, teachings that allow him to develop his powers so that he can accomplish anything he desires using 'manifesting'.] [Possibly the same John McDonald (1906-1998) who was an editor and writer for Fortune magazine for three decades and the ghostwriter for Alfred P. Sloan's My Years with General Motors. He was also the author of books on business, game theory, and fly fishing.]. * * * * * {Any images shown next to the listing that have our 'aCastleofBooks' watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Images available for any item.} [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cal y Canto

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Revista de Occidente, 1929.- 164 p.; 8º (20 cm.); Excelente encuadrnación en Plena Piel Chagrén rojo, conservando las cubiertas y la lomera originales, estuche.- La cubierta anterior original con unas manchas de oxido que también han dejado su sombra en la hoja 1ª de cortesía, la lomera original algo desvaída, y en la 2ª hoja de cortesía tiene en la parte superior manuscrito a tinta "Adolfo Martos Croosle, París Noviembre 1934". Por lo demás impecable. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        L'OR. La merveilleuse histoire du général Johann August Suter.

      1929 - Paris, Henri Jonquières, 1929. Grand in-8 (200 X 282) broché, couverture de toile verte rempliée, large encadrement de filet doré sur les plats et au dos, titre doré sur le premier plat et au dos ; (1) f. blanc, faux-titre, frontispice, titre, (2) ff., 230 pages, (1) f. de justification de tirage, (1) f. blanc. PREMIERE EDITION illustrée, l'édition originale du texte ayant paru en 1925 chez Bernard Grasset. Elle contient un frontispice en couleurs et 74 tête-de-chapitre en noir par Jean OBERLE. Tirage limité à 495 EXEMPLAIRES, celui-ci un des 475 numérotés sur vélin PUR FIL LAFUMA (n°47), unique tirage avec 20 Hollande. BEL EXEMPLAIRE non rogné, en PARFAIT ETAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Icones Farlowianae

      Harvard University, Cambridge 1929 - Folio, green buckram stamped in gilt on front and spine. A square and solid book with bright boards and lettering, very minor shelf wear. Internally sound, clean, and unmarked; some off-setting to verso of plates does not detract. In original glassine covering with curling and chipping to top edge, a 1/2 inch piece missing from top spine, a 2 inch tear across lower spine. Printed for the Farlow Library and Herbarium at Harvard by The Merrymount Press. With 103 color lithographs produced to great effect by the Boston Heliotype Printing Company after drawings by John Bridgham and watercolors by I C C Krieger. Illustrations Of The Larger Fungi Of Eastern North America. Impressive work 40 years in the making in a limited edition of 500. Large book incurs extra shipping charges outside USA. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sobre los ángeles (1927-1928).

      - Madrid, Cía. Ibero-Americana de Publicaciones, 1929, 19,5 x 14 cm., hol. piel, conserva cubierta original anterior, cortes dorados, 181 págs. + 1 h. (Buen ejemplar en primera edición). POESÍAS generación del 27

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      D. Appleton 1929 - Wright, Harold Bell. LONG AGO TOLD; LEGENDS OF THE PAPAGO INDIANS. NY: D. Appleton & Company, 1929. 290pp. ads. illus Katherine Kitt. 8vo. red cloth, gilt. one small spot on spine, tiny indentation on front cover, else fine bright hardcover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Long Stories : A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of Four; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Valley of Death

      John Murray 1929 - RARE in original illustrated 1920's dustwrapper. NO CHIPPING & NO SPLITTING to CLEAN boards. Internally CLEAN with NO INSCRIPTIONS. The occasional fox spot. NO LOOSE & NO MISSING leaves. The original and scarce dustwrapper has a 0.75" chip to top right head of spine and similar top left head. Small chips along the foot of spine. 0.75" chip to top left corner of back wrapper panel. A 4.5" closed tear down right head of spine and rightangled into the wrapper spine. A 4" closed tear up bottom front flap/panel fold and similar to rear panel/flap fold - all tears have old clear tape strengthening to rear (not visible from front). Fading to the red lettering on spine. Dusting to panels especially spine. NOT PRICE CLIPPED with original price of 7/6net on front panel. Some grazing (no paper loss just print) to centre of front wrapper panel. Still a very rare title indeed in the 1920's wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books (PBFA)]
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      The Black Sun Press, Paris 1929 - Original printed wraps in glassine wrapper and original red suede and gold paper slipcase; printed under the direction of Harry and Caresse Crosby at their Black Sun Press. Copy #82 of only 100 (of a total edition of 650) numbered copies printed on Japanese Vellum and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Illustrated with an abstract portrait of the author by Brancusi, the only example of a graphic made for a book by the sculptor. With a preface by C. K. Ogden. The second separately published portion (preceded by ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE) of what would become FINNEGANS WAKE. Two pages in the preface bound out of order but present and complete. Glassine wrapper lacks the spine. About Fine in a Near Fine example of the fragile original slipcase which has short splits at the edges [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ULYSSE. [59/100 copies, in the original wrappers].

      La Maison des Amis de Livres Adrienne Monnier, Paris 1929 - A fine copy of the First Edition First Printing in French. #59 de 100 exemplaires sur papier velin d' Arches. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES ON VELIN D'ARCHES PAPER. THIS IS No. 59. Original tan wrappers with light blue lettering and the original mildly worn glassine dust jacket. [8], 870, [2] pp. untrimmed. Sm. 4to. 24.4 cm by 19.3 cm [9.6" by 7.6"]. A Fine edition of this extraordinary twentieth century literary work. Slocum & Cahoon D (Translations) #17. Morel undertook the monumental task of translating Joyce's masterpiece, with the stipulation that Larbaud would revise the translation as necessary. According to Sylvia Beach, Stuart Gilbert became aware of the translation when portions were published in "Commerce". He offered his assistance which was readily accepted as "I don't know of anybody, except perhaps Joyce, who knew as much about this work as he [Gilbert] did". Morel and Lorbaud left the project before completion with the "survivors, Gilbert and Adrienne.completing the work in the back room of her bookshop". (See Beach "Shakespeare & Co." pp 144-145) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Maison des Amis du Livre - Adrienne Monnier 1929 - Joyce (James) – Ulysse Edition originale de la traduction française, par M. Auguste Morel, assisté de M. Stuart Gilbert, entièrement revue par M. Valery Larbaud avec la collaboration de l’auteur. Paris, Adrienne Monnier, Maison des Amis du Livre, 1929 (achevé d’imprimer en février 1929) ; fort in-4° broché (dimensions : 20,5 x 25 cm), reliure de l’époque demi maroquin tête de nègre à coins (signée J. Rabaud), dos lisse orné de 6 bandes parallèles dorées de différentes largeurs, titre doré, plats et gardes marbrés, filet sur les plats et tête dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, 870 pages + 2 Edition originale de la traduction française. Tirage limité à 1200 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 120 sur vélin (après 35 Hollande et avant 1045 Alfa vergé). Petites griffures au dos, charnières légèrement frottées ou épidermées, coins très légèrement frottés, couverture un peu jaunie, deux petites piqûres sur une garde blanche, sinon très bel exemplaire, rare sur ce papier. Joint : un billet volant indiquant la provenance de l’ouvrage : don de Mademoiselle Adrienne Monnier pour une vente de charité au profit des Prisonniers Nord-africains et Coloniaux (6 et 7 mars 1942). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, [New York] Shakespeare and Company, [by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger for Samuel Roth and Max Roth] 1927, [1929] - The very rarely encountered true First American Edition (unauthorized), preceding the authorized edition by some five years and the first printing in England by seven years. Small 4to, in a handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter navy blue morocco over blue cloth covered boards, the spine featuring three elegant compartments with red morocco inlaid fleur-de-lis within a densely gilt-stippled field, two further compartments gilt lettered, each compartment gilt ruled and divided by gilt-stippled raised bands, additional gilt lettering at the tale, endpapers marbled, t.e.g, (6), 735 pp. A very nice copy in contemporary binding, the paper still quite fresh, clean and bright, the binding is handsome in spite of some light age wear along the edges and tips. SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (UNAUTHORIZED). The most important novel of the twentieth century . ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute, consciously or unconsciously, to Joyce's influence. Burgess as well pronounced it the greatest single work in the English literature of this century, and he is not alone in that opinion. According to James Spoerri, "This fortunate combination of printer and publisher resulted in the appearance of ULYSSES as a book whose physical aspect is particularly suited to its content. It is (an). inviting volume, the blue and white of its covers subtly evocative of the Greece whose epic it so closely parallels" (quoted in the catalogue for the Garden Sale, Sotheby's 1989). "This pirated edition of ULYSSES is discussed at some length by R.F. Roberts in his pioneer article, "Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’," in the "Colophon", New York, NS. 1.4 (Spring, 1936) 565-579. Among the many points in which this piracy differs from the legitimate (Shakespeare and Co.) printing are the misprint "Jonthan" for Jonathan" (p.[2]), the reversal of the position of the fly title and divisional numeral I, the absence of title and author on the spine, and a very large number of typographical errors. On p. 323 of this piracy, for example, l.29 of the legitimate edition is inverted and inserted as the third line from the bottom. Roberts also states that "The pagination is the same but the type font is perceptibly smaller; the paper is a considerably heavier stock and the book is consequently about one-eighth of an inch thicker." This edition is not a copy of the photographic reproduction mentioned by Joyce in his letter to Bennett A Cerf, April 2, 1932, printed in the 1934 Random House edition of ULYSSES (A 21), but a piracy from new plates. The photographic reproduction mentioned by Joyce almost certainly never existed. Copies of this pirated edition reached Paris and were imported into the United States as genuine copies. One of these, sent by Joyce to Bennett A. Cerf of Random House, was used in setting up the first authorized American edition of ULYSSES. This pirated edition.was printed by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger.for Samuel Roth, publisher of "Two World and Two Worlds Monthly, and his brother Max Roth. It was unauthorized by Joyce and sold illegally in the United States. Many copies of this piracy were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice on October 5, 1929." Slocum and Cahoon 28-29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        L'équipée Voyage au pays du réel.

      Paris, La Palatine, Librairie Plon 1929 - Livre d'occasion 21,7 x 14 cm, maroquin roux à coins, dos lisse, tête dorée, non rogné, couv. et dos cons., étui bordé, 241 pp. Condition : Edition originale posthume de ce journal de voyage relatant les expéditions chinoises faites par l'auteur de 1909 à 1914. L'un des 75 ex. num sur Hollande (après 10 ex. sur Chine et 30 ex. sur Japon). Ecrit en 1914, achevé à Brest à 1915. Exemplaire bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme & Ancre, 1916 (two volumes)

      Piazza Press, 1929 - 1st edition. Hardcover. No 180 of 520 copies only. Issued to subscribers by Peter Davies. Original buckram very slightly rubbed, t.e.g, gilt spine lettering, maroon ribbon markers, handmade paper, pages very clean indeed bar two or three minor minor spots to front text block of volume 1, else both volumes in extremely nice condition throughout, with marbled endpapers as issued. Generally regarded as one of the finest novels to emerge from the horrors of the First World War, Manning's book, based on his own experiences of the trenches, was published anonymously, and reissued for the trade the following year under the title Her Privates We. A very nice example of a scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        After the National Aeronautic Association has agreed to license first-class glider pilots, Orville Wright reviewed the correspondence between the NAA and the National Glider Association

      Typed Letter Signed ?Orville Wright?, 1p, 6.25" x 5.75" visible. Dayton, Ohio, May 21, 1929. On his personal stationery. To Mr. Luke Christopher, Secretary, Contest Committee, National Aeronautic Association, Washington, D.C. No folds. Visibly very fine condition. Beautifully framed with a section of fabric from the original "Wright Flyer" flown on December 17, 1903, both artfully positioned on a large image of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. Finished size 26.5" x 22.5".In full ?I am returning herewith the complete file of the correspondence between the National Glider Association and the National Aeronautic Association, which Miss Tavenner so promptly sent to me. I thank you for sending it.?On January 1, 1929, the Evans Glider Clubs of America was incorporated as the National Glider Association with its goal of promoting motorless flight throughout the United States. On March 10, 1929, ?The New York Times? reported, ?Within the last month, the National Aeronautic

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        DIE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE 1903-1928 - Modernes Kunstgewerbe und sein Weg

      Wien: Krystall Verlag, 1929 - 8° - 72 pages (144pp) missing the front blanc page - B/w photo-reproductions of the work of Hoffmann, Moser, Peche, Czeschka, Flögl and many others. Published by the Wiener Werkstätte to celebrate the 25th. anniversary, compiled by Mathilde Flögl. The binding was designed by Vally Wieselthier & Gudrun Baudisch. Original papier maché binding (red & black), missing the original slipcase. The first white page is missing & signs of wear, otherwise in Good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest Shepard. Third edition

      London: Methuen & Co., 1929. Sm. 8vo, xi, 178 pp. With a frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Shepard. Original red cloth, dust-jacket, a very fine copy in a new quarter pink morocco box. First edition, signed on the title-page by A.A. Milne in ink. With a 2pp. ALS written in 1970 from Shepard to an American woman about his early art work.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Miracle Mongers and Their Methods: a Complete Expose

      E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc 1929 - New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1929: First Edition, Second Printing. In Very Good+ condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Light dust soiling and foxing to top edge of page block, light small stain to bottom edge of page block. Light edge wear, light bumping to corners. The dust jacket shows soiling, rubbing, light edge wear and light chips at corners, small closed tear to top of front panel. A lovely copy, scarce in the original dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Secession in Astropolis

      Sold at the Bookshop of Harry F. Marks - B00087WAAI For your consideration is a very well-preserved first edition of the title, "Secession in Astropolis," by Eugene Jolas. This book was published in 1929 in a limited edition of 110 copies of which our book is stamped, "50". Our book is graded Good+, and is very well-preserved considering the age and the fragility of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is present and is nearly fully intact, but is very fragile and has four or five small tears and tiny chips around the edges. There appears to be an old repair to a small tear (about 1/2") to the base of the spine. The endpaper and text pages are completely unmarked except for old bookseller markings in pencil which we have erased. The binding is excellent and is still tight. This book will be carefully packaged and will ship in a sturdy storage box. Published by Black Sun Press in 1929; Softcover with transparent paper dust jacket; 84 pages.

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      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929., 1929. First U.S. edition. Light water stain to toe of spine else very good in bright dust jacket with minor wear to the head of spine. Roger Sheringham to solve murder when nitrobenzene is cleverly concealed in liquor chocolates. The evidence proved six people guilty of murder, yet only one of them could have done it. An exceptional copy of a scarce and important Golden Age mystery and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title.

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      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929., 1929. First edition. 8vo. Presentation inscription by J. Evetts Haley to R. G. Long. Also laid-in is a penned note on Prince George Hotel (NYC) stationery, to Wright Howes, noted bookseller and author of U. S. IANA (1650-1950), advising that Haley would meet him for breakfast and afterwards, go to a sale together. Decorated cloth, xvi, 261 pp., gilt top, frontis., acknowledgment, introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits, maps, appendix, bibliography, index. Introduction by John V. Farwell. "One of the best books about a Texas ranch. Because of a lawsuit most of the edition was recalled and suppressed, making it one of the rarest and most sought after books on cattle. This is the author's first book, and the many books he has written since have enhanced his reputation as a writer."---Ramon F. Adams. "A foundation work on ranching in the Panhandle, and an important ranch history."---William S. Reese. "As county and town afford the basis for historical treatment of many areas, ranches have afforded basis for various range country histories. Of these Haley's XIT Ranch is the best."---J. Frank Dobie. Fine bright copy of a range classic in protective, transparent dust jacket. An exceptional copy. HERD 969. CAMPBELL 41. SIX SCORE 54. SIX GUNS 894. 44 & 44 20. GRAFF 1718, 1719. HOWES H39. MERRILL p.19.

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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Little, Brown and Company, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Little Brown Company, 1929: First Edition, First Printing. In original, first issue dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact on the front flap, with "First American Printing" present on the rear flap. In Near Fine condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Previous owner name in pen on front free end paper. Spine cloth very faintly sunned. The dust jacket shows soiling, chipping, sunning, surface wear, foxing, and wear. The jacket is worn along the folds, and has some closed tears, with tape repairs made from the verso and one from the top of the spine, visible on the front side.

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      [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1929. Hardcover. Just a touch of rubbing to the spine tips. About Fine, lacking the slipcase but with the scarce Monthly Letter. Alexander King. Quarto (7-3/8" x 11-1/8") bound in natural linen backed with pigskin leather. The first book of the press and apparently the first illustrated edition of this classic satire aimed at adults. Copy #509 of 1500 illustrated by Alexander King and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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