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        TALES TOLD OF SHEM AND SHAUN: THREE FRAGMENTS FROM WORK IN PROGRESS

      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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        Ulysse

      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 f.f.n.ch. 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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        ULYSSES

      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]

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        L'équipée Voyage au pays du réel.

      Paris, La Palatine, Librairie Plon 1929 - Livre d'occasion 22,3 x 13,8 cm, broché, couv. grise imprimée en noir, 5 ff. n. ch, x pp. (préface de Jean Lartigue), 241 pp.,1 f. n. ch. Ecrit en 1914, achevé à Brest en 1915. 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). Pâle report brun en pages de garde, petite fente en bas du dos restaurée (sans manque), sinon bel exemplaire broché à grandes marges. 700g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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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        THE POISONED CHOCOLATES CASE

      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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE LLANO ESTACADO

      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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE TRAVELS OF LEMUEL GULLIVER

      [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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        La Chute De La Maison Usher

      Orion, Paris 1929 - premier tirage des 10 eaux - fortes originales d'Alexandre Alexeieff , dont 8 hors - texte /Tirage limité à 365 exemplaires, celui - ci sur vélin de Rives.borché .- bel exemplaire .-Illustrated with 10 etchings by A.Alexeieff .( 8 are hors- texte ) ./Limited Edition to 356 copies .This is on Rives paper .a very fine copy Size: In 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
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        The Horse of the Desert

      New York: The Derrydale Press,, 1929. With an Introduction by Major General James G. Harbord and Henry Fairfield Osborn. Quarto. Original blue vertically ribbed cloth, title gilt to the spine framed by small horse and rider devices, and to the upper board within a panel with large horse-head corner-pieces, top edge gilt the others uncut, blue patterned endpapers with repeated design of the crescent-form Arabian Qur'anic amulet illustrated facing p.78. With the dust jacket. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece and three other similar plates, roundel in blue to the title page of Buraq, "the mythical horse of Mahomet", 44 black and white plates, 2 maps, one double-, one full-page Slight crumpling at the tail of the spine, else very good, unopened, in similarly very good jacket, very slightly crumpled and dusty at the top edge. First edition, one of 750 copies only of the standard edition on Aureian, this copy inscribed on the first blank; "To William B. Shelton with best regards W.R. Browne". Authoritative account of the the Arab horse by the founder of the Maynesboro Stud, established with the purchase of Abu Zeyd from the Blunts' Crabbet Stud in 1912; and long-time president of the Arabian Horse Club of America. Typically attractive Derrydale production; "Eugene Virginius Connett, 3rd, the founder and principal owner of Derrydale, was a publishing genius. After graduating from Princeton in 1912, he briefly joined the family beaver hat-making business before striking out on his own as a fledgling book publisher and printer in Manhattan in 1927. Connett sought out the most respected outdoor writers of his day and convinced them to become Derrydale authors. He combined their words with the output of equally well regarded artists and illustrators whose drawings, paintings, and etchings were beautifully reproduced on the fine Italian paper that Connett favoured. Today these books and prints are the most valuable and most collectible sporting books and prints ever published in North America." (Jed Lyons, president of the press in his preface to James Cummins Catalogue 113, The Derrydale Press). An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OEUVRES COMPLETES. PARIS. EDITIONS MONTAIGNE. 1929-1931.

      1929-1931 1929 - 14 TOMES EN 13 VOLUMES IN-8 (20,5 X 16 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 CHAGRIN ROUGE A COINS, DOS A 4 NERFS, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN NOIR, TETE DOREE, COUVERTURE CONSERVEE. ILLUSTRE DE 52 COMPOSITIONS EN COULEURS HORS TEXTE SOUS SERPENTE LEGENDEE PAR CALBET. PREMIER TIRAGE, LIMITE A 1800 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES. UN DES 1720 SUR ALFA TEINTE. "EDITION ESTIMEE" (CARTERET. IV. 254). LES TOMES "POETIQUE" ET "SUITE A POETIQUE" ONT ETE RELIES EN UN SEUL VOLUME. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        A Room of One's Own

      The Hogarth Press, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Hogarth Press, 1929: First edition, first printing. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Pages lightly age toned. Light wear to cloth. The top board is bowed slightly upward, light edge wear and light dinging to the top edges of the boards. The dust jacket shows tanning, rubbing, soiling, light chipping and loss. Rear panel shows a light cup ring stain. The jacket is very fragile at the folds, especially at the rear spine fold which is worn very thin and beginning to split. The fold at the front flap has a short split at the top as well. Extremely rare in the original Vanessa Bell dust jacket. A wonderful example, without restoration.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Barsetshire Novels. Edited by Michael Sadleir. With Photographs of Barsetshire by Charles S. Olcott

      Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, Oxford and by Houghton Mifflin Company 1929., 1929. The Shakespeare Head Press Edition, Large Paper Copy. 14 volumes; Tall octavo. Publisher's quarter brown cloth over terracotta paper-covered sides, brown morocco title labels, edges untrimmed. A fine set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson. An illustrated and descriptive catalogue . Volume Four

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company [Printed at the Riverside Press], 1929 - A well-produced survey of the great etcher's work, dealing primarily with wildfowl. The Flying Pintail etching, original to this volume, is item 275 in the catalogue and was produced in 1927. (BENSON, FRANK W.) No 62 of 600 copies. 4to. With descriptions and reproductions of 62 plates by Benson, plus an original etched frontispiece "Flying Pintail" signed by him. Original gray paper covered boards, beige linen spine with printed label. Label scuffed, else very good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        12 offprints Charles J. Chamberlain 9 are inscribed

      Various 1905-1929 - 12 offprints from Charles J. Chamberlain 1863-1943 American botanist. 2 are inscribed to Edmund B. Wilson and 2 are inscribed to Lester W. Sharp. The titles follow: Alternation of Generations in Animals from a Botanical Standpoint (1905) inscribed presentation copy to Edmund B. Wilson; Spermatpgenesos om Dioon Edule (1909) defective copy with a number of drawings from plates removed and one plate added. Inscribed presentation copy to Lester W. Sharp; Fertilization and Embryogeny in Dioon Edule (1910) Inscribed presentation copy to Lester W. Sharp. Some chipping to edges else very good; Nuclear Phenomena of Sexual Reproduction in Gymnosperms (1910); A Phylogenetic Study of Cycads (1915); Stangeria Paradoxa (1916); An Evaluation of the Structural Evidence for Genetical Relationships in Plants (1929) Back blank page badly torn; Comparative Morphology of Cytoplasm and Chromatin (1925) E. B. Wilson's name added to inscription with different ink color; Hybrids in Cycads (1926); Prothallia and Sporelings of Three New Zealand Species of Lycopodium (1917); Grouping and Mutation in Botrychium (1920) J. C. Schoute stamp on cover; The Living Cycads and the Phylogeny of Seed Plants (1920) J. C. Schoute stamp on cover. First edition. Original wraps. Science. Botany. Antiquarian. "Charles Joseph Chamberlain, born 23 February 1863 and died 5 January 1943, is known for bringing zoological techniques to bear on plant study, microscopic studies of the tissue and the cell in particular." The NAHSTE project. University of Edinburgh. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Katze.

      1929. Holzschnitt, 1929, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 20,3:28,7 cm, Blattgröße 31,2:41 cm. Aus: Die Schaffenden, VII. Jahrgang, 2. Mappe 1930, hier ohne den Trockenstempel. - Söhn HDO 72722-3. - Auf kräftigem Bütten, insgesamt etwas gebräunt.. Der Maler und Graphiker war Mitglied der 1918 gegründeten "Novembergruppe", einer Vereinigung avantgardistischer Künstler.

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        Exceedingly rare Herbert Hoover free franked postmarked White House envelope

      White House envelope free franked ?Herbert Hoover? as President, 6.5? x 3.5?, postmarked Washington, D.C., November 30, 1929. Addressed to ?Mr. N.C. Butler, / Prop., Bon Ton Café, / West Branch, Iowa.? Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa. Engraved in the upper left ?THE WHITE HOUSE / Official Business / Penalty for Private Use to Avoid / Payment of Postage $300.? Slit open at top edge, minor tear at upper right corner. Light soiling. Fine condition. Franked on the more desirable standard size envelope rather than the business size envelope. President Hoover franked a Penalty Envelope. These type envelopes were to be used by officers of the United States who did not have the franking privilege, for official business, with a fine imposed if used ?for private use.? In 1873, because of widespread abuse, Congress passed and President Ulysses S. Grant signed ?An act to abolish the franking privilege.? President Grant was the last U.S. President to have the right to free frank his presid

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Printed card expressing thanks for the good wishes addressed to him upon the occasion of the conferral of the Nobel Prize, Signed By Thomas Mann

      Munchen: Thomas Mann, 1929. First Edition. Printed Card. Very Good/Framed. Munchen: Thomas Mann, 1929. First Edition. Printed Card. Thomas Mann. Printed card expressing thanks for the good wishes addressed to him upon the occasion of the conferral of the Nobel Prize. Munich: Thomas Mann, 1929. SIGNED by Thomas Mann. Framed. Card measures 6 ¼ inches by 4 ¼ inches. Frame measures 8 ½ inches by 6 ¾ inches. Thomas Mann (1875-1955) was a German novelist, essayist, critic and philanthropist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929. His meditations on Time, especially in The Magic Mountain, place him in the same company as Joyce and Proust - other Modern authors obsessed with Time. This framed card, dated 14, November, 1929, gives thanks for the kind wishes given him upon the conferral of the Nobel Prize. Signed by Thomas Mann.

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        Red Harvest

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Red cloth decorated in black and yellow. Wrapped in facsimile dust jacket. Hammett's first and maybe toughest book. Edges and spine darkened but suprisingly sharp panels. A very nice example of the 1st edition.. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG/Facsimile Jacket. 8vo.

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        The Little Want-To-Be’s

      Sam’l Gabriel Sons and Company, New York - 1929. First edition. "The Little Would-Nots become Little Want-to-Be’s". Thin 4to green vertically ribbed cloth with a pictorial color cover onlay. Illustrated throughout with half-page color drawings of kittens and puppies. A very fine copy in the original very fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Das Tagebuch. 10. Jahrgang, 1. Halbjahr 1929. 26 Hefte in 1 Bd. (Halbjahresband so komplett).

      Bln., Tagebuchverlag, 1929.. 8°. 4 Bll. Tit. u. Inhaltsverz., 1090 SS. Hpgt. d. Zt. mit Buntpapierbezug.. Dietzel-H. 2879. - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Sonst gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lutz-Peter Kreussel]
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        SAN ANTONIO OF THE 17TH, 18TH, AND 19TH CENTURIES. A CHRONOLOGY OF HER ROMANTIC PAST

      Naylor Printing Co.], 1929., 1929. First edition. 7 3/4" x 4 13/16" color, pictorial wrappers, 15 [1] pp., publisher's note, illustrated, map. A time-line of San Antonio's history beginning in 1714, and continuing to 1842, with a brief sketch of the significant events of that year. "The rapid growth of San Antonio dates from 1876, when the first railway (Sunset Route) entered the city. From 1879-1880 to 1887, the population increased from 14,894 to 42,570; from 1900 to 1910, the population increased from 53,321 to 96,614. Today (1929) the population of San Antonio exceeds two hundred thousand." Fine, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. First issue, lacking the disclaimer on page x. The price-clipped dust jacket is still identifiable as a first issue, bearing the error on the front flap of "Katherine Barclay" instead of "Cathrine Barkley". In Near Fine in an About Very Good dust jacket. 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 is slightly taller than the book, 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. A striking copy, with an uncommonly nice dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Signed by all pictured! Orville Wright meets nine young fliers who were nearing the end of their 20,000-mile air tour of America, each piloting a monoplane

      Rare Photograph Signed ?Orville Wright,? ?Lt Sheldon B. Yoder,? ?Lieut. A.F. Kalberer,? ?Lieut A.C. Lybarger,? ?Lieut Horace J. Reid,? ?Lieut J.S.B. Harvey,? ?E.E. Seward,? and three others. Wright?s signature is clearly penned beneath his image; a few of the others are light. Signed by all in the photograph. Sepiatone, 9.75? x 8?. Numerous creases, heavy diagonal crease in lower right corner, mended tear at upper edge can easily be matted over. Very Good condition.??Sky Fleet? Fliers Meet Orville Wright? headlined an article on ?The World of Aviation? page of the November 17, 1929, edition of ?The San Antonio Light? ?" ?As they neared the end of their 20,000-mile air tour of the United States, the young army fliers piloting the monoplanes in the ?Sky Fleet? of the General Tire and Rubber company made a pilgrimage to the research laboratory of Orville Wright, ?Father of Aviation,? in Dayton. For five months these young army birdmen had been places and had seen things. They had been received

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Kampf für die rote Sowjet-Kommune! Wählt Kommunisten. [Wahlplakat der KPD].

      Dresden, [1929 oder 1932], ca. 60 x 45 cm.. Faltspuren, etwas fleckig, nachgedunkelt, ganz kleine Randläsur. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten.. Verantwortl.: Kurt Sindermann.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Walter Markov]
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        The Dain Curse

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1929 - First Edition, First Printing. The book is in nice shape. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Yellow Cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. Includes a facsimile dustjacket of the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Rot Gegen Rot

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt , Stuttgart, Germany, 1929. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. 258pp; This is an extremely rare book with an incredible history. Based on my research, here is what I have learned: Josef Breitbach was born in Germany in 1903. From 1925 to 1928, he worked at a book dealer "Landauer" in Augsburg. While there, he developed relationships with the Communist Party. In 1928, he wrote and published this book, Rot Gegen Rot (Red Against Red), and was fired from his job in Germany because of the book. Josef wasn't popular with the German government either, and moved to France in 1929. While there, he published his next book in 1932, and the Germans banned his books in 1933. All in all, more than 4100 publications were banned by the Germans, but even on the short lists, Rot Gegen Rot is always one of the prominent books listed. Many of these books were collected and burned, but it is impossible to know how many actually survived. This particular copy must have been taken to France by Josef when he moved there. It was given as a gift to the wife of a prominent Jewish Rabbi (Adolf Phillipsborn) on April 15, 1936 in Paris, as noted in the inscription and by the Rabbi's bookplate. Josef Breitbach went on to fame as a writer in Europe until his death. The "Josef Breitbach Award" has been awarded annually since 1998 to the best German writer, and is considered the highest German literary prize. As for the book itself, it is in very good condition. It measures 7 1/2" x 5", and is covered in beige cloth with orange and black lettering. There is virtually no edgewear, but the corners are rounded. There is quite a bit of spotting on the cover and some minor soiling. The pages are slightly yellowed, but are tight and clean, and are in fine condition. The book is written entirely in German. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Sociology & Culture; Non-English Language::German; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 100641. .

      [Bookseller: Lotzabooks]
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        Banjo: A Story without a Plot

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929. First Edition. Story of a black, happy-go-lucky vagabond's life among the drifters who live along the waterfront in Marseilles during the 1920's; his friend, Ray, is his antithesis (and resembles the author), an intellectual in search of himself, a man who articulates McKay's disillusionment with the Harlem Renaissance" (PERRY, Margaret. The Harlem Renaissance: An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary, p.119). An accurate social perspective of Negro life in southern France, drawn directly from McKay's experience living in Marseilles. PERRY 377; GLOSTER p.165-166. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); 3/4 navy blue and red patterned paper over quarter black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; orange topstain; dustjacket; 326pp, [1]. Partial offsetting to endpapers, topstain slightly dulled, with vintage bookseller's ticket and two hairline splits to rear pastedown; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gentle sunning to spine and upper edge, with light edge wear, a few tiny tears, and a small triangular chip at upper corner of front joint; Very Good+ to Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Tapis. Édité par Dim. Vingt quatre compositions en couleurs, avec une préface par Maurice Raynal. Paris, Éditions des Quatre Chemins, 1929.

      - In-4° en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée à lacets. 10 p. + 24 hors-texte 24 pochoirs réalisés par les ateliers D. Jacomet. Tirage à 750 exemplaires numérotés. N°322. Petites rousseurs en partie texte sinon très bon état d'ensemble. Peu courant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        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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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      David McKay Company, Philadelphia 1929 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. This is the American Issue bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's full Velum cloth. A beautiful copy. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Rackham First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE LLANO ESTACADO.

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929. - First edition. 8vo. Presentation inscription by J. Evetts Haley to Tom Watson, President of the Western Artists of America. 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. Housed in a matching cloth slipcase. An exceptional copy. HERD 969. CAMPBELL 41. SIX SCORE 54. SIX GUNS 894. 44 & 44 20. GRAFF 1718, 1719. HOWES H39. MERRILL p.19. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Cup of Gold

      NY, Robert M. McBride, 1929, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. First issue of Author's First Book, a historical novel of the purple prose school about the life of Sir Henry Morgan, pirate, this is the first issue with the top edge stained blue and with an extra blank leaf at the end, Goldstone & Payne A1a, Morrow 1, a very scarce book, especially with the garish dust jacket illustrated by Mahlon Blaine, even Steinbeck himself did not own a copy of this book, the inscription by Steinbeck on the copy at San Jose State University reads, "I wish I had a copy of this edition--John Steinbeck," this is one of only 1,537 copies actually bound, even better, this is an Author Presentation Copy and very probably the last of the close family copies to come to the marketplace being Inscribed to his older sister, Elizabeth Ainsworth ("For my sister/Beth whom/I love/very much/John Steinbeck"), she has also signed the book, nearly all the other close family copies are now in institutions. As one might expect of a family copy from a family of readers, this book was well read by his sister and her family, while far from pristine, it is nevertheless an outstandingly collectible copy of the first order, good, now housed in a beautiful custom-made clam-shell box.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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