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        A HISTORY OF EARLY CHINESE ART.

      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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        Original Sketch Signed with initials, folio, Aug. 1929

      Barbier has sketched a multicolored fantasy seascape with a soft toned mermaid at the center. Drawn on folio sheet with some show through of handwriting (in an unknown hand) on verso. The handwriting shows as soft arcs and fits in with the image. Signed in the middle of the drawing in small letters with date, "GB Aug. 1929." Matted in gray and framed in silver toned wood. Barbier is best known for his theater designs, ballet costumes, and particularly for his high fashion illustrations. He led a group of illustrators from the Beaux Arts School known for their flamboyance as much as their art. Barbier also created jewelry, glass and wallpaper design and worked with Ert? to design sets and costumes for the Follies Berg?re. He died at the height of his career. In 1929, Barbier was the costume designer for musical "The Street Singer.

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        FLEUR - DE - NEIGE et d'autres Contes de Grimm.

      Paris, L'Edition d'Art, H. Piazza, 1929.FIRST EDITION 1929, French text, 4to, 302 x 232 mm, 12 x 9 inches, tan dustwrapper over plain thin card covers, dark green illustration and gilt title to to upper panel of wrapper, dark green lettering to spine, 117 pages. Edition limited to 2000 copies, this being No. 714. 12 beautiful mounted coloured plates by Nielsen set in buff border, captioned tissue guards, decorated title page printed black and buff, title in red, black and white headpieces and pictorial initial letters decorated buff and black all by Pierre Courtois. Text printed within triple ruled red border. Head and tail of spine very slightly worn, very slight creasing to spine of wrapper, tissue guards slightly foxed along edges, resulting in very pale offset foxing to mounts of some plates. Otherwise near Fine clean tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        THIS THING CALLED LOVE (1929)

      Pathé 1929 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Edmund Lowe, Constance Bennett, Roscoe Karns, Zasu Pitts, dir: Paul L. Stein; Pathé. Lovely Art Deco treatment for this romantic Pre-Code tale which is considered to be a lost film. The story concerned a young woman disillusioned by marriage because of her observation of her sister's constant battles with her husband. When she meets a millionaire gold miner who is smitten by her and offers marriage, she agrees to be his housewife for a salary. The "arrangement" allows them both to consort with others should they choose. Eventually true love wins out however! Based on a play by Edwin J. Burke, there was a two-strip Technicolor sequence included. VERY GOOD.

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        Six hymns of Homer. The English Translation by Percy Bysshe Shelley facing the original Greek.

      (Maastricht), The Halcyon Press, 1929. Original red morocco. Top gilt. (6), 30 p. Printed in red and black in 481 numbered copies. Corners very slightly worn. A little foxing.* One of 25 copies printed on Imperial Japanese paper. Bound in subtly gilt and blind-tooled crimson full morocco with marbled flyleaves (publisher's binding by L. Malcorps). Striking typography by J. van Krimpen. The Halcyon Press 5. Van Dijk 183.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER: BOOK I-XXIV (ML# 167.1, BALLOON CLOTH, FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION, 1929)

      New York: The Modern Library. 1929 FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION, 169 Titles (Has Claucer's Canterbury Tales; Does Not Have Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. - RAREST COPY IN FINE CONDITION: DJ is covered in mylar; colors are light green and orange (scan shows it differently); FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION 1929 stated on copyright page; four short tears, three on corners, one on top front right; tiny chips on top spine edge. Book is covered in Maroon/Eggplant color BALLOON Cloth (1929-39) which I have never seen before; Binding is #5 (1929-30); Large Gold Torchbearer on front with Large Gold Grapevine on spine; Kent Endpaper; Maroon/Eggplant topstain. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WORKS OF J.M. BARRIE.|THE

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY 1929 - 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, labels with printed titles on spine; gilt-stamped Peter Pan emblem on front cover. variously paginated. 14 Volumes. Limited to 1030 numbered copies, signed by author on colophon of first volume. Peter Pan edition. The works of Scottish author and dramatist James M. Barrie (1860-1937). New Cambridge Bibliography IV, 1188.Introduction in first volume. Each volume with table of contents. Includes: Vol. I: Auld Licht Idylls and A Window in Thrums; Vol. II, My Lady Nicotine and Better Dead; Vol. III, When a Man's Single; Vol. IV, The Little Minister; Vol. V, Sentimental Tommy; Vol. VI, Tommy and Grizel; Vol. VIII, The Little Whte Bird; Vol. VIII, margarte Ogilvy and others; Vol. IX, Courage, Petere and Wendy; Vol. X, Peter Pan and others; Vol. XI, The Admirable Crichton and others; vol. XII, What Every Woman Knows and others; Vol. XIII, Dear Brutus and others; Vol. XIV, Mary Rose and others. Unopened. Slipcases lightly soiled and worn at edges. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, labels with printed titles on spine; gilt-stamped Peter Pan emblem on front cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die neue Baukunst in Europa und Amerika. Mit 303 Abb. und 80 Grundrissen.

      Stuttgart, Julius Hoffmann, 1929.. 30 x 24 cm. VII, 226 Seiten, 3 Bll. Grüner Orig.-Leinenband mit Schutzumschlag in Orig.-Schuber.. *Originalausgabe. Bekanntes Werk zur Architektur der neuen Sachlichkeit der Zwanziger Jahre, erschienen als Band 26 der Reihe "Bauformen-Bibliothek". Mit zahlreichen Beispielen von Hochausbauten. - Vorliegend das Archivexemplar des Verlegers Julius Hoffmann in einem unberührten Exemplar mit Schutzumschlag und Originalschuber. Innendeckel mit dem Verlagssignet als Klebemarke. - Sauber und sehr gut erhalten, auch der Schutzumschlag in unberührtem Zustand. / Famous work on the new Bauhaus architecture in Germany and America in the original edition. Provenience: Publishers archiv copy in perfect condition including the well preserved rare dust lacket and slip case. With publishers exlibris.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      Paris: Shakespeare & Company, 1929.. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly dust soiled, tiny nick in fore-edge of upper wrapper, two shallow snags at toe of spine, otherwise a very good, internally fine and unopened, copy. First edition, large paper issue. Copy 73 of 96 machine numbered copies printed on untrimmed Vergé d'Arches paper, in significantly larger format than the trade issue. This collective symposium on WORKS IN PROGRESS includes contributions by Beckett (his first appearance in a book), Williams, Jolas, Gilbert, McAlmon, McGreevy, Paul, Rodker, Budgeon, Dixon, et al. A passage from WIP which did not make it into the final text of FINNEGANS WAKE is included. A few unnumbered copies, presumably hors commerce, also exist. SLOCUM & CAHOON B10. WALLACE B11. F&F 1.

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        Our Exagmination Round His Factification For Incamination of Work in Progress

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company,, 1929. With letters of protest by G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper, pages tanned as usual, but a exceptional copy in the little spotted and very slightly faded dust jacket. Quite scarce in this condition. First Edition, First Printing, UK Issue. This early critique of Joyce's final work was published some 10 years prior to the publication of the finished novel. Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious Joyce. A myth surrounding this work is that one or both of the two letters of protest were written by Joyce himself. However both authors existed - indeed Beach herself commissioned Slingsby. Dixon's effort - which is marvelous - was an unsolicited one by a Russian émigré who was to die in Paris in 1929 - just as the book was published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rudyard Kipling Poems 1886-1929 (3 volumes, UK edition, 1929)

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1929. Three volumes, in publisher's full red crushed morroco deluxe binding. Signed by the author on a limitation page, this set being #385 of a 525. In About Near Fine condition. Light, uneven fading to leather, toning to spines, rubbing to joints and edge wear. Light scuffing to covers. The page signature where the limitation and Kipling's signature is loose and hanging by a few threads. Foxing to page along the rough cut of the side edge. A stunning set.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lyrics and Satires from Tom Moore selected by Seán Ó Faoláin. Limited edition. Cuala Press

      Dublin: Cuala Press. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Clear protective wrap. Pages uncut. Small tear to top of one page. 1929. Limited Edition [43/130]. Blue/black/gold patterned cloth cover. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). [10pp], 52pp. 5 designs by Hilda Roberts. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      Paris: Shakespeare & Company, 1929.. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly dust soiled, tiny nick in fore-edge of upper wrapper, two shallow snags at toe of spine, otherwise a very good, internally fine and unopened, copy. First edition, large paper issue. Copy 73 of 96 machine numbered copies printed on untrimmed Vergé d'Arches paper, in significantly larger format than the trade issue. This collective symposium on WORKS IN PROGRESS includes contributions by Beckett (his first appearance in a book), Williams, Jolas, Gilbert, McAlmon, McGreevy, Paul, Rodker, Budgeon, Dixon, et al. A passage from WIP which did not make it into the final text of FINNEGANS WAKE is included. A few unnumbered copies, presumably hors commerce, also exist. SLOCUM & CAHOON B10. WALLACE B11. F&F 1.

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        Guia General de Venezuela (Primer Tomo)- Generalidades / Estados Tachira, Merida, Trujillo, Lara, Falcon Y Zulia

      Apartado 507, Caracas, Venezuela, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited edition - unnumbered copy of 5000. 658 photographs, numerous sketches, fold-out maps, etc. Slight tear to one of the fold-out maps, but they're all in Very Good condition. Text entirely in Spanish. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 832 pp. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Spine is cracking down both sides, but is fully intact. Heavy shelfwear to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 6 pounds. Category: History; Non-English Language::Spanish; Countries & Travel; Inventory No: 106000. . Additional shipping charges may apply..

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        All Quiet on the Western Front 1ST Us Edition [Hardcover]

      LITTLE BROWN & CO, 1929-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Little Brown Company, 1929: First Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. 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. Clean text. Sound binding. Previous owner name in pen on front free end paper. Spine cloth very faintly sunned. Tiny amount of excess binders glue visible at top edge of page block. 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. The dust jacket comes wrapped in a brand new, removable sleeve and presents well.

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        Moonchild a Prologue

      The Mandrake Press, 1929-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Mandrake Press, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Bound in original dark green cloth. In Good condition, with signs of use and age. Spotting to cloth, most heavy to the top board; edge wear and rubbed corners; scuffing and overall wear to the exterior. The pages show spotting and wear; ownership mark to verso of front free end paper; pen mark to front free end paper. Binding is shaken; front hinge tender. Offsetting to paste downs and end sheets. Quite rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Cup of Gold

      NY, Robert M. McBride, 1929, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, first issue with top edge stained and with the final black leaf present, with the rare colorful pirate dust jacket illustrated by Mahlon Blaine, one of only 1,537 copies, published when Steinbeck was 27 years old and just two weeks before the 1929 stock market crash, a historical novel about the pirate Henry Morgan rendered in a purple prose manner quite unlike his realistic descriptive storytelling that followed, Goldstone & Payne A1a, Morrow 1. Very good book in a jacket with the usual spine color fade with chipping to top and bottom of spine, jacket with internal tape reinforcement.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ]
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        A Farewell to Arms - 1st Edition

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition, First Printing with matching dates of 1929 on the copyright and title page, and with the Scribner's seal at the bottom of the copyright page. First issue, lacking the disclaimer on page x. Though the dust jacket is price-clipped, it is identifiable still as a first issue on account of the error on the front flap, reading "Katherine Barclay" instead of "Cathrine Barkley". In Near Fine in an About Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Book plate from previous owner on front paste down. Shallow insect track in margin of a few pages. Cloth shows a few areas of wear, with a nick to the side edge. The title labels are crisp and very well preserved, though there is a light ding to the front label. The dust jacket shows edge wear, and chipping with light loss at spine ends and corners. Spine panel darkened. There is a small stain to the verso of the jacket. Overall a striking copy, with an uncommonly nice dust jacket and exterior.

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        The Works of Shakespeare . The text of the First Folio with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1929. Seven volumes, octavo, top-edges gilded 'on the rough' and others uncut; publisher's full tan niger morocco by A.W. Bain, with raised bands and gilt spine lettering; the front board of one volume a little marked, otherwise a very fine set. A splendid set: a benchmark for modern editions of Shakespeare and the 'chef d'oeuvre' for the famous Nonesuch Press. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, this set offers a fine combination of scholarly collation of the quarto variants against the first folio, with a beautiful physical design of both typography and binding. The overall design was by Francis Meynell; the text was printed at the Cambridge University Press, in Monotype Fournier with freshly-cut initials specifically made for this edition, and the bindings were prepared by A.W. Bain in London. The set was limited to 1600 copies. "You have created a most marvellous pleasure", T.E. Lawrence wrote to his friend David Garnett. "I have handled it ever so many times, and read The Tempest right through. It satisfies. It is final, like the Kelmscott Chaucer or the Ashendene Virgil." This would appear to be an early set: rather than being numbered, it is embossed with the Nonesuch stamp 'This Book is Out of Series - For Review'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        ANIMULA

      Faber & Faber, London 1929 - Copy #224 of 400 numbered copies bound in yellow boards and SIGNED by the author. Printed on English handmade paper at the Curwen Press and illustrated with color wood engravings by Gertrude Hermes. Light wear to spine paper, as usual; mild soiling. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Über die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter WesenBerlin: Julius Springer, 1929. First edition.

      A very fine copy, in the original wrappers, of the founding document of information theory, "his famous paper of 1929, which established the connection between entropy and information, and foreshadowed modern cybernetic theory" (DSB). In this paper, 'On the reduction of entropy in a thermodynamic system by the intervention of intelligent beings,' Szilard described a theoretical model that served both as a heat engine and an information engine, establishing the relationship between information (manipulation and transmission of bits) and thermodynamics (manipulation and transfer of energy and entropy). He was one of the first to show that "Nature seems to talk in terms of information" (Seife, p. 77).<br/><br/> In his paper Szilard addressed the problem of 'Maxwell's demon,' a thought experiment first mentioned by James Clerk Maxwell in a letter to Peter Guthrie Tait in 1867 as a challenge to the second law of thermodynamics. "The standard demon is supposed to be able to create a temperature difference in a gas, without expending work. The gas is in a container, divided in two by an insulated partition, but there is a hole in the partition just large enough for a single molecule to pass through... The demon is equipped with a shutter that is able to block the hole. If a molecule that is moving faster than average approaches the hole from the left hand side, the demon closes the hole with the shutter, and the molecule is elastically reflected back to the left. If a molecule approaches from the left hand side, but moving slower than average, the demon leaves the hole unblocked, and the molecule proceeds through to the right. When a molecule approaches the hole from the right hand side, the demon's sorting procedure is reversed: slow molecules are blocked and fast molecules are allowed to pass through. The result is a gradual accumulation of faster molecules on the left and slower molecules on the right. Further collisions between molecules will distribute this kinetic energy throughout each side, resulting in the gas in the left side getting hotter and the right side getting cooler. As the collisions with the shutter are elastic, and moving the shutter is frictionless, no work is performed by the demon. The temperature difference that develops could be exploited by a conventional heat engine to extract work, in violation of second law of thermodynamics. <br/><br/> "Szilard [in the present paper] attempted to investigate [such] intelligently operated devices by considering a box containing only a single molecule. He argued that in order to achieve the entropy reduction, the intelligent being must acquire knowledge of which fluctuation occurs and so must perform a measurement. The second law would not be threatened provided there was a compensating cost to performing this measurement, regardless of the character of the intelligent being. <br/><br/> "The Szilard engine consists of a box, containing a single molecule, in thermal contact with a heat bath, and a partition. Thermal contact transfers energy, through random fluctuations, back and forth between the molecule and the heat bath. The molecule bounces randomly throughout the box with this thermal energy. The partition is capable of being inserted into the box, dividing it into two separate volumes, and is also capable of sliding, frictionlessly, along the box to the left or to the right. When the partition is inserted in the box, collisions with the molecule exert a pressure on the partition. If the partition moves in the direction of the pressure, it may be coupled to a pulley and the force used to lift a weight. If the partition moves against the pressure, this requires the coupled pulley to lower a weight, working against the pressure exerted by the molecule. If the partition is inserted at the middle point, the molecule is caught on one side or the other with equal probability. Now if it is known which side the molecule is on, it is possible to connect up the partition to a pulley and extract work... Heat has been extracted from the heat bath and converted into work, with apparent certainty. The process may be repeated indefinitely to continue the certain extraction of work... Szilard's analysis emphasised the necessity of knowing which side the molecule is on, for work to be extracted. Without this it would not be possible to know in which direction the partition needs to move. This connects the apparent second law violation to the state of a demon's knowledge. Szilard argued that the second law would be saved if the acquisition of knowledge by the demon came with a compensating entropy cost" (<i>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i>).<br/><br/> "Szilard realized that the act of measuring the position of the atom (or in the Maxwell case, the speed of an incoming atom) must, in some way, increase the entropy of the universe, counteracting the demon's reduction of the universe's entropy. When a demon performs a measurement, he is getting an answer to a question: Is the atom on the right side of the box or the left side of the box? Is the atom hot or cold? Should I open a shutter or not? So a measurement is an extraction of information from the particle. That information does not come for free. Something about that information-either extracting it or processing it - would increase the entropy of the universe. In fact, Szilard calculated that the "cost" of that information was a certain amount of useful energy - more precisely, kT log 2 joules for every bit of information, where T is the temperature of the room that the demon is in and k is the same constant that Boltzmann used in his entropy equation" (Seife, pp. 78-79). <br/><br/> One of the most brilliant thinkers of the twentieth century, Szilard (1898-1964) is best known for his work in nuclear physics: he conceived the idea of a nuclear chain reaction in 1933, filed a patent for a simple nuclear reactor in 1934, and collaborated with Fermi in the first demonstration of a chain reaction in 1942. In 1939 Szilard wrote a confidential letter to President Roosevelt outlining the possibility of nuclear weapons; this letter, co-signed by Einstein, led directly to the foundation of the Manhattan Project. Szilard worked on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, but opposed the use of the atomic bomb as a weapon of destruction, instead advocating for a demonstration of the bomb's power in the hope that the mere threat of such a weapon would force Germany and Japan to surrender. Horrified by the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Szilard turned from nuclear physics to biology after the war, and became an outspoken opponent of nuclear proliferation. <br/><br/> DSB XIII: 226-7. Charles Seife, <i>Decoding the Universe</i>, 2007.. 8vo (231 x 157 mm). In: Zeitschrift für Physik 53 Band, 11 & 12 Heft, 7 March 1929, pp. 840-856. The entire issue offered here in unretored original printed wrappers. A very fine cpy. Rare in wrappers and especially in such godd condition

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        PETER RABBIT'S ALMANAC FOR 1929.

      London, Warne & Co. Ltd, (1928).FIRST EDITION (1928) IN MOST OF GLASSINE WRAPPER, 125 x 95 mm, 4 7 / 8 x 3¾ inches, buff boards, dark brown lettering, pretty colour plates mounted on both boards, showing front and rear views of Peter Rabbit as postman, colour illustrated endpapers with bunnies and lettuce, (44) pages. Coloured frontispiece, title vignette and 12 lovely coloured plates, 1 for each month, printed on 1 side only, other black and white illustrations. Couple of very minor marks to covers. Near Fine in original plain glassine DUSTWRAPPER (dw: 10 mm (½ inch) missing at head of spine, two 10 mm chips to top edge of upper panel, 20 mm chip and large horizontal closed tear at top edge of lower panel). A scarce title in dustwrapper with no early reprints. Quinby, page 99, No. 28. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK.

      London, Cecil Palmer, (1929).FIRST EDITION, (1929). 4to, 285 x 230 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, bright colour illustrated boards by King (different upper and lower) blue and yellow pictorial endpapers, 56 pages. Coloured frontispiece, orange and grey title illustration and 11 enchanting full page coloured illustrations plus very pretty smaller monochrome and 2 colour illustrations all around the text in wide borders. The book is dedicated to 'My own Babies and their Daddy'. A clean crisp virtually Fine copy (lacking the glassine dustwrapper). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La leçon d'amour dans le parc

      Editons Mornay, Paris, 1929. 2 volumes in - 8 (20 x 16 cm) reliure demi - maroquin vert à coins, dos à nerfs à titres dorés, dorés sur tête, couvertures conservées, illustrations : pochoirs de Carlègle, 291 & 240 p. Dos légèrement insolés comme souvent avec le vert. Monod : 1854. Français relié DeCollection

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        The Green Pastures

      Farrar & Rinehart 1929 - First printing with the FR colophon on copyright page. Inscribed and SIGNED by Marc Connelly on the front endpaper. The volume is bumped at the spine ends, lightly toned on the spine ands sunned on the top edges. The unclipped dust jacket is lightly perimeter toned, heavily spine sunned, and chipped (to a depth of 1/8") on the spine crown. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Money for Love

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [tight clean copy, just a touch of wear at top of spine, slight bumping to base of spine; jacket shows some minor creasing along the bottom edge, with a few tiny tears and nicks]. The radical/socialist journalist-novelist's second book, about a young actress "whose existence on the stage has been complicated by her emotional life"; convinced that having money (which she doesn't) will allow her to achieve happiness, she sets out to get some -- by blackmailing a former lover. Much scarcer than her debut novel, "Nothing is Sacred" (published the previous year), no doubt due to its poor critical reception: it was generally regarded as having fallen far too heavily under the influence of what was already being criticized as "the Hemingway school" of direct, stripped-down prose. (The New York Times reviewer remarked on her "practiced colorless prose, without overtones," and complained that she "has nothing of Hemingway's raciness or bite." Even Herbst herself was quoted in print a couple of years later, claiming that she "never liked the book, do not like it now, and have always considered it pinched.") If her biographer, Elinor Langer, is to be believed, the novel sold "little more than a hundred copies," which undoubtedly scotched the idea of any subsequent printings.Its relative scarcity is demonstrated by an OCLC search, revealing that the original edition is held by 40 libraries worldwide, only one-third of the number that have "Nothing is Sacred." .

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        Flea's Life, from a wonderful day of its birth to the day of unfortunate demise].

      Knigoizdatelstvo pisateley Leningrad 1929 - Octavo. 37 pp. Illustrated with full page plates. Original printed wrappers by M.A. Karnarskiy, glassine jacket; some wear and tear to glassine. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, being a brief prose version of The Flea which had previously appeared as a play in Leningrad Bolshoy Drama Theatre. Kustodiev (1878 - 1927), who was responsible for costumes and decorations for the play, later made some drafts to illustrate this humorous story. The illustrations, similarly to the brief version of Zamyatin's play itself, were initially aimed for the amusement of a close circle of friends and not for publication. This may be the exact reason why they came to be so sharp, expressive and witty. It became the last graphic work of Kustodiev before his death and probably one of his best. These reasons prompted the publication of this edition, which included numerous references to the plays staged in Moscow and Leningrad. One of 500 copies. Inscribed by Zamyatin in the year of publication: "To Eynar Yakovlevich Krake, in memory of our meeting one autumn evening in Moscow / 2-XI-1929." Books inscribed by Zamyatin are of great rarity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kiki Souvenirs. Les Souvenirs De Kiki, Preface De Foujita, Six Illustrations et Reproduction De Vingt Tableaux De L'auteur, Dix Photographies De Man Ray, Kiki Par Kisling, Foujita, Per Krohg, Hermine David, Etc., Etc.

      Henri Broca, Paris 1929 - Quintessential 1920s Montparnasse. Small 4to, paper wrappers over light board illustrated with portrait of Kiki by Moise Kisling. Fine and handsomely housed in a pale pink chemise lined in red suede with silver lettered spine and a matching pink slipcase. One of 250 copies on coated paper. Alice Ernestine prin (1901-1953), nicknamed Kiki the Queen of Montparnasse, was an artist's model, nightclub singer, painter and artist. Twenty reproduction of Kiki's paintings and ten photographs by Man Ray, her companion through much of the 1920s. This copy of her memoirs is inscribed to her lover, Moise Kisling, a Polish-Jewish painter who lived in Montparnasse, at one time in the renowned Bateau Lavoir where be became a close friend of Modigliani, who painted his portrait. The inscription on the front free endpaper reads: a mon Kiki Kisling/mon demi miche/mon frere cheri/sa Kiki Reine 1929." Apparently Kiki presented this copy to Kisling in the presence of Hermine David, Foujita, Per Krohg and Tono Salzar, all of whom inscribed and signed their portraits of Kiki which appear in the book. In addition to modeling for each of them, Kiki also had prior romances with both Foujita and Krohg. Foujita writes "A mon Kiki homme a toi Foujita". Krohg writes "A Kiki(sling) l'ami de maintenant d'apres". Kisling signed his own portrait of Kiki "a mon membe bien cordialement Kisling." Small 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1929. Gold onlay paper labels front cover and spine, a minor mark on front label only. Miniscule chipping at head of dust jacket spine, minimal soiling rear panel only. A very fresh unrestored dust jacket. The jacket is in the first state with misspelled "Katharine" on front flap. The book is also first issue without the disclaimer added on p. (x). Light off-setting from jacket flaps onto front and rear free endpapers. Minor bump bottom corner front cover. Internally a crisp and clean copy throughout. A superb copy of Hemingway&#39;s novel of love in war. First appeared serialized in "Scribner&#39;s Magazine" from July to October 1929. 568pp. Hanneman A8.. First Edition, First State. Black Cloth. Fine/Fine. Octavo.

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        THE TRAVELS OF LEMUEL GULLIVER

      [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1929. Hardcover. Spine a little darkened and dry with a small rubbed spot at the heel and a small chip at the head. Still Near Fine in a Very Good or better slipcase. Alexander King. Quarto (7-3/8" x 11-1/8") bound in natural linen backed with pigskin leather and iillustrated by Alexander King. The first book of the press and apparently the first illustrated edition of this classic satire aimed at adults. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club&#39;s blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies.

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        MIDSTREAM. MY LATER LIFE

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very small bookplate on pastedown. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author in pencil, as customary, on the front free endpaper with the sentiment "Sincere Greetings." Keller has gone over the first "e" in her last name to darken it.

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        Michelson&#146;s economic value. Autograph manuscript signed

      1929. <p>One Nobel Physics Laureate&#146;s Tribute to Another </p><p>Millikan, Robert (1868-1953). Michelson&#146;s economic value. Autograph manuscript signed. 17pp. on 9 sheets, written in pencil with numerous corrections and emendations, Millikan&#146;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. </p><p>The working draft of Millikan&#146;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&#151;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&#146;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. </p><p>Millikan&#146;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&#146;s work in the context of contemporary physics, noting its significance and interrelationship with the work of Einstein, Lebedev, Aston et al.: </p><p>"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). </p><p>Millikan ended his address with a paean to the value of Michelson&#146;s research and of scientific research in general: </p><p>"Michelson&#146;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&#146;s equation, from Aston&#146;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&#146;s own super refined experiments. So true has it been proven to be that human progress &#147;grows out of measurement made in the sixth place of decimals.&#148; 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). </p><p>Millikan&#146;s manuscript is accompanied by his brief letter to Kenneth West: &#147;As you request, I am returning the pencil notes that you sent on. Thank you very much for acceding to my request.&#148; </p>

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        Autograph poem written about his sailboat "Tummler

      Caputh, 1929. <p>Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph poem. 1 page, written on the back of a used envelope. Caputh, 1929 (dated by Einstein&#39;s secretary, Helen Dukas, in a pencil note in the upper left corner). 235 x 210 mm. 3 holes punched in upper margin, tape repair along central fold, but very good. From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).</p><p>A charming representation of two of Einstein&#39;s lifelong pleasures--light verse and sailing. Einstein wrote this poem at Caputh, a small town on the Havel River near the lakes Templiner See and the Schwielowsee, where he and his wife, Elsa, had acquired property for a summer home in 1929. The city council of Berlin had intended to present Einstein with a summer home in honor of his fiftieth birthday (March 14, 1929), but because of some embarrassing (and somewhat anti-Semitic) controversy within the council over the gift, Einstein declined the offer. The Einsteins ended up buying the property on their own and building a small cottage on it "in the woods near the water," as Elsa Einstein described it (quoted in Clark, Einstein: The Life and Times, p. 501). To mark this occasion, several of Einstein&#39;s friends combined to buy him a small sailboat, in which he spent many happy hours during his final years in Germany.</p><p>The present autograph is the draft of the inaugural verses that Einstein wrote for his sailboat, which he christened "Tümmler" (porpoise or dolphin). Characteristically, he expressed his thanks both to the friends who purchased the boat for him and to the boat&#39;s designers and builders. The poem can be translated as follows:</p><p>"So, now he hurries away, your proud but plump son, heavier indeed than he is fast, soon he&#39;ll make battle with the waves. Thanks to you who gave him, opening your purses; equal thanks to you who designed and with strong arm built him. Enter you now upon your life, Tümmler will be your name; keep yourself well, and don&#39;t capsize; take pleasure in the cooling sea."</p>

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        Uber die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter Wesen

      1929. First edition. Fine. <p>Relationship of Information to the Physical World</p><p>Szilard, Leo (1898-1964). Über die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter Wesen. In Zeitschrift für Physik 53 (1929): 840-856. Whole volume. vii, 889pp. Text illustrations. 223 x 152 mm. Library buckram. Fine. Embossed library stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Wilson Laboratory on the front free endpaper, library call number on spine. Boxed.</p><p>First Edition of the founding document of information theory. In "Über die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter Wesen" [On the reduction of entropy in a thermodynamic system by the intervention of intelligent beings], Szilard described a theoretical model that served both as a heat engine and an information engine, establishing the relationship between information (manipulation and transmission of bits) and thermodynamics (manipulation and transfer of energy and entropy). He was one of the first to show that "Nature seems to talk in terms of information" (Seife, Decoding the Universe, p. 77).</p><p>In his paper Szilard addressed the problem of "Maxwell&#39;s demon," a thought experiment posed by James Clerk Maxwell in his Theory of Heat (1871) as a challenge to the second Law of Thermodynamics. This law states that the entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, reaching its maximum level at equilibrium. Maxwell speculated that </p><p>"if we conceive of a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in its course, such a being, whose attributes are as essentially finite as our own, would be able to do what is impossible to us. For we have seen that molecules in a vessel full of air at uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform, though the mean velocity of any great number of them, arbitrarily selected, is almost exactly uniform. Now let us suppose that such a vessel is divided into two portions, A and B, by a division in which there is a small hole, and that a being, who can see the individual molecules, opens and closes this hole, so as to allow only the swifter molecules to pass from A to B, and only the slower molecules to pass from B to A. He will thus, without expenditure of work, raise the temperature of B and lower that of A, in contradiction to the second law of thermodynamics."</p><p>Maxwell&#39;s demon exploits the random, statistical nature of matter in order to decrease entropy in a closed system without any expenditure of energy-a state of affairs that is physically impossible. Recognizing the flaw in Maxwell&#39;s concept, Szilard countered the earlier physicist&#39;s challenge as follows:</p><p>"Szilard realized that the act of measuring the position of the atom (or in the Maxwell case, the speed of an incoming atom) must, in some way, increase the entropy of the universe, counteracting the demon&#39;s reduction of the universe&#39;s entropy. When a demon performs a measurement, he is getting an answer to a question: Is the atom on the right side of the box or the left side of the box? Is the atom hot or cold? Should I open a shutter or not? So a measurement is an extraction of information from the particle. That information does not come for free. Something about that information-either extracting it or processing it-would increase the entropy of the universe. In fact, Szilard calculated that the "cost" of that information was a certain amount of useful energy-more precisely, kT log 2 joules for every bit of information, where T is the temperature of the room that the demon is in and k is the same constant that Boltzmann used in his entropy equation" (Seife, Decoding the Universe [2007], pp. 78-79). </p><p>One of the most brilliant thinkers of the twentieth century, Szilard is best known for his work in nuclear physics: he conceived the idea of a nuclear chain reaction in 1933, filed a patent for a simple nuclear reactor in 1934, and collaborated with Fermi in the first demonstration of a chain reaction in 1942. In 1939 Szilard wrote a confidential letter to President Roosevelt outlining the possibility of nuclear weapons; this letter, co-signed by Einstein, led directly to the foundation of the Manhattan Project. Szilard worked on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, but opposed the use of the atomic bomb as a weapon of destruction, instead advocating for a demonstration of the bomb&#39;s power in the hope that the mere threat of such a weapon would force Germany and Japan to surrender. Horrified by the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Szilard turned from nuclear physics to biology after the war, and became an outspoken opponent of nuclear proliferation. </p>

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        GOMOTSU JODAI SENSHOKUMON: TEXTILE FABRICS OF THE SIXTH, SEVENTH, AND EIGHTH CENTURIES A. D. IN THE IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD MUSEUM

      Tokyo:: Imperial Household Museum,, 1929. First Edition. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete set in the original slipcase. Two Near Fine volumes in the original cloth covered boards bound with string ties in the Japanese manner. Spines covered in decorated fabric. The cloth covers had prior labels removed. Bookplate front paste downs. Short closed tear blank endpaper. No markings or writing. The volumes are complete with all 150 color and black & white plates. Tissue guards with plate legends in Japanese and English. The text includes Prefatory Notes, Introduction, list of plates, and index all in Japanese and English as well. The volumes in a quarter leather and paper covered intact but worn slipcase with rubbing to the leather and some loss of the paper covering. Slipcase has a leather spine label with gilt lettering. Despite its wear, the slipcase has done an admirable job of protecting the volumes. Folios. A Scarce complete set.

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        EL ISLAM, LA ALHAMBRA INVESTIGACION Y ESTUDIO HISTORICO ARQUEOLOGICO Y ARTISTICO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1929. 26X18. 243Pag+11h. Redaccion literario de Luis G. Manegat. Profusamente ilustrada en color y b/n y desplegables. Magnifica Obra que profundiza sobre uno de los monumentos mas emblematicos de Espana. Ref 2.5 Biblioteca A.

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        WORKS OF CHARLES DICKEN.|THE

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. blue cloth stamped in gilt, gray dust jackets on each volume. 8vo. blue cloth stamped in gilt, gray dust jackets on each volume. 40 volumes. Finely printed in an edition limited to 150 copies respectively for England and America. Contains the complete works of Dickens, in addition to his letters, speeches, and a two volume biography authored by John Forster. Most volumes with prefaces to previous editions, table of contents, and list of illustrations. Well preserved set. Many of the dust jackets chipped.

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        Rudyard Kipling Poems 1886-1929 (3 volumes, UK edition, 1929)

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1929. London: Macmillan and Company, 1929. Three volumes, in publisher's full red crushed morroco deluxe binding. Signed by the author on a limitation page, this set being #385 of a 525. In About Near Fine condition. Light, uneven fading to leather, toning to spines, rubbing to joints and edge wear. Light scuffing to covers. The page signature where the limitation and Kipling's signature is loose and hanging by a few threads. Foxing to page along the rough cut of the side edge. A stunning set.

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        Im Westen Nichts Neues

      Im Propylaen Verlag, 1929. Im Propylaen Verlag. Hardcover. A first edition of what would later be translated as "All Quiet on the Western Front". This edition features a scarcely found complete dust jacket - it is unclipped and has light tone on the spine, there are some small rubbed splits along the top edge, chipping at the heads and corners with small open tears at the top rear hinge area and the bottom rear open edge, just below centre on the spine is a small chevron where a tear has opened up. The oatmeal cloth covers are clean with a light tone to the spine and some mild bumping at the corners. The content is clean and free from internal markings, there is some very light spotting around the endpapers and outer page edges. . Good. 1929.

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        The Brook Kerith. A Syrian Story

      William Heinemann, London 1929 - Tall octavo, signed and numbered from a limited edition of 375, with twelve engravings (including frontispiece), a crisp copy, unopened; in a very good full vellum binding, gilt, bookplate. A very good copy of George Moore's decorative retelling of the Gospel story. Published by Heinemann, a private press from Covent Garden established in 1890. Heinemann, in its early history were recognised for their many decorative and ornately published translations of classics. This edition is known for the twelve beautiful engravings by Stephen Gooden who also illustrated an edition of Aesop's Fables. This is a limited and numbered edition of 375 copies, this copy is 317. The copy is also signed by George Moore and Stephen Gooden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L&#39;Homme Vierge

      Paris - Les Editions de France, 1929. Paris - Les Editions de France, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A copy of Prevost&#39;s classic novel, L&#39;Homme Vierge (The Virgin Boy). First edition. Eugene Marcel Prvost (1 May 1862 8 April 1941) was a French author and dramatist. Prvost wrote romantic and psychological novels that combined erotic scenes with censure of adultery and praise of Christian duty. In his later works, Prvost was primarily a moralist. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age-toned, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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