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        The Book of Blokes.

      [London: Faber and Faber, 1929] - Octavo. Original green and white pictorial boards. Small bookplate to rear pastedown. Lightly rubbed, lower joint starting, light spotting to free endpapers. An excellent copy. 29 illustrations printed in red, black, and green. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Nicholson in crayon on the front pastedown, "for New Year 1938 from William Nicholson". This copy from the library of collector, who has tipped in a leaf of onion paper before the dedication leaf on which he has written in crayon, "This copy inscribed by The Bloke hisself, SS 1958". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Jill the Reckless

      Herbert Jenkins 1929 - London F/NF .Ninth printing .A lovely copy with two small chips at folds less than 1/4 inch each .One of the rarer early titles [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 True First Edition. First state of text with Scribner's seal to back of the title page, & without disclaimer on verso of dedication page; earliest state of the "Cleon" illustrated dustwrapper with "Katherine Barclay". Sm. 8vo., 358pp. A very good or better copy inscribed by Hemingway in black fountain pen on the title-page: "To Carlos / best wishes / Ernest Hemingway". Publisher's smooth black cloth, gold paper labels, lettered & ruled in black on the front board & spine showing light general use. The unrestored dustwrapper quite bright, showing modest edge wear; 3 small chips, the largest at the spine crown. Overall a nice presentation copy of this important Hemingway semi-autobiographical novel filmed in 1957 by MGM, starring Rock Hudson & Jennifer Jones [Selznick]. Hanneman A8. Connolly, The Modern Movement # 60, Modern Library 1998 list of Top 100 Novels. Custom Clamshell Case in fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        A Farewell to Arms

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Farewell To Arms - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1929. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A beautiful First Edition in Fine condition with slightly toned endpapers and paste-downs. One of 31,050 books of the first printing (page x is blank and does not contain the legal disclaimer that did not arrive in time) in smooth black cloth with bright gold paper labels. Very nearly Fine first state dust-jacket with misspelled Katharine versus Catherine, slightly rubbed and chipped, mainly along spine. Hanneman A8. In custom made, clamshell case with sculpted Farewell To Arms design; At the age of 18, Ernest Hemingway was eager to serve in the Great War, however, poor vision made him join the ambulance corps instead and was sent to France. Transferred to Italy, he became the first American wounded in that country during World War I. Hemingway came out of the European battlefields with a medal for valor and a wealth of experience that he would, 10 years later, turn into gold with A Farewell to Arms .

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, printed gold labels to spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. Bookplate. Minor bumps to top edge of upper board, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and toned jacket. First edition, first printing, first issue and in the first state dust jacket with the reading "Katharine Barclay" in the blurb on the front flap.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Merletti e ricami della AEmilia Ars.

      Bestetti e Tumminelli,, Milano - Roma, 1929 - In folio pagg. 34 con 90 tavole in nero. Edizione numerata 139/500. Legatura in tela editoriale illustrata e sovracoperta. Magnifica opera in ottimo stato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition de ses Oeuvres. Hotel Jean Charpentier à Paris. 27. Mai - 10. Juin 1929. Signiert.

      Paris 1929 - Nr. 1087 von 1500 Exemplaren. Verzeichnet 136 Exponate. Von Erte auf dem Titel signiert. Mit Beiträgen von Maurice Feuillet (Le Peintre-Poete Erté) und Georges Barbier (Erté et le Théatre). Mit 12 einseitig bedruckten farbigen Tafeln (Samson et Dalila, Madame Du Barry, L Annonciation, Le Mystère du Masque, L Amour, La Jalousie, La Tristesse, L Indifference, Une Fille d Ève, Le Rideau de l Hiver, Salomé, L apparition du Printemps) sowie einigen Textabbildungen (teils farbig). Im Bund schwach wasserrandig und die ersten Seiten dort leicht wellig. Der helle Umschlag begriffen, fleckig und am Fuß mit einem kleinen Einriß. Befriedigender Zustand. 52 Seiten. Französisch 335g 24,5 x 32 cm, geheftete Broschur [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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        Les Amours de Frêne et Galeran. Racontées d'après Jean Renart, trouvère du XIIe siècle par le poète André MARY et ornées de XXXVII images gravées sur bois et colorées par le peintre Louis BOUQUET. Paris, Henri Jonquières, 10 mai 1929.

      - 1 volume in-4° relié pleine basane lavallière sous étui, titre estampé sur dos à deux nerfs, titre estampé dans un encadrement avec petit décor mosaïqué au centre au plat supérieur, vignette mosaïquée au plat inférieur colombes enlacées, couverture rempliée illustrée conservée. 37 bois colorés par Keller comme illustrations, 136 p. Quelques petites rousseurs plutôt en gardes. Tirage limité à 400 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé à la cuve de Tallende. Petites taches éparses sur la basane (dos et plat inférieur sans trop de gravité). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First Edition, First printing with the Scribner's "Seal" printed on the copyright page. This attractive First state dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor restoration to the edges. This original dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present and has the first issue point with Katharine misspelled on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Farewell To Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1929 - First Edition, First Issue. Cleon illustrated first issue dustjacket with Catherine spelled Katherine at front flap. Easily Hemingway's greatest literary achievement and novel that solidified the author's enduring popularity. Basis for the 1932 black and white film classic starring Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper.Near Fine bright copy in Very Good plus dustjacket, shallow even chipping at top spine end not effecting title lettering, small light stain at lower spine end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First issue. No disclaimer and Katherine for Catherine on jacket flap. Publishers Seal present. A very nice clean copy. One small chip to the top edge of the spine and some light rubbing at the hinge crease. A small stain at the top of the jacket's front panel is barely visible but did leave a stain on the gold label attached to the boards. A very nice copy. From a first print run of 31,050 copies. Hanneman #8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        A Farewell To Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First edition. Hardcover. First printing. One of his best novels, a semi-autobiographical work set in WWI. A bright close to near fine copy with some minor soiling to the foredge of a few pages in a very good plus dust jacket with some small chips to the top of the spine and to the top front corner a few small edge tears and a small shallow stain at the base of the spine. Still, a very nice copy of this classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 - First edition, first issue (lacking disclaimer), in first issue dust jacket. Near fine book with bright gold labels, a few small bumps; in an attractive example of the dust jacket, with some light wear to the spine ends and corners, a few small tears and light rubbing, else very good or better. A Farewell to Arms tells the story of a romance between the protagonist, Frederic Henry, and British-born Catherine Barkley, set in Italy during World War I. This was Hemingway's first best-seller and established him as a premier American writer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      G.J.Thieme, Nijmegen, Holland 1929 - Vol. I: xvi + 204 pp; Vol. II: xvi + 270 pp. Text in English. Privately printed, LIMITED TO 5 COPIES entirely set by hand. Illustrated with 2 original color pencil drawings signed by Clara Tice and 12 hand-colored etchings. Clara Tice (1888-1973) was a New York artist, a Dada illustrator known for her animals and nudes. The limitation page for Vol. I is numbered (3) and signed by Tice. The limitation page for Vol. II is numbered (4) and also signed. Books are half bound in dark green leather with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Top edges gilt. Lacks clamshell box. Some pages are uncut. Both volumes show wear at edges, corners, and spine ends, and small tears to leather. Some bleeding through the page has occurred from the colors on the illustrations. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: E.R. Bosson, Books]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, Cleveland 1929 - Ernest Hemingway "A Farewell to Arms". First edition, first printing, first issue with original first issue dust jacket. Dust Jacket is in very good condition. Minor chipping to the front and rear panels, with a piece missing from the bottom of the spine. Front flap contains the misspelling of Catherine Barkley's name as "Katharine Barclay", an accident that appears only on the first issue dust jacket. The original price of $2.50 appears in the top right of the front flap. Issued in smooth black cloth, with gold paper labels, lettered and ruled in black, on the front cover and backstrip, the book is in very good plus to near fine condition. Minor wear to the black cloth boards, spine slightly torn. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Scribner's Magazine 1929 - Hello - This is a set of original First Printing Scribner's Magazines containing the serializtion of ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S book A FAREWELL TO ARMS. These were published before the First Edtion hardcover when Scribner's paid Hemingway $6000 for the opportunity to serialze. The book starts in May 1929 and runs through October 1929. There is a preface photo of Hemingway in a couple of the issues. These vintage magazines are in Very Good condition with general aging and chipping to the oversize outer covers. There are NO ex-library copies in this set and they have good bindings and clean pages with minimal paper loss on the spines. Over all these are Very Good copies of a difficult to locate and assemble piece of literary history. E-mail for more photos which are ready to send. Listed price includes shipping in the USA and Canada. International bidders shipping is by Air-Mail only and a credit will be applied to the shipping cost equal to the North America free shipping cost. These weigh approx. 8 lbs well packaged. We ship once a week, usually on Saturday. This item is in stock and not subject to prior sale. Thanks for your interest. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Peace Broadside]: General Pact for the Renunciation of War; Signed at Paris, August 27, 1928 Proclaiming a Binding Agreement at Washington July 24, 1929

      Washington: National Council for Prevention of War. 1929. First. Large broadside. Approximately 26 3/4" x 44". Printed in blue and red. Old fold marks, but still fine. Currently shrinkwrapped on foam core. A scarce poster issued by a pacifist organization to promote obedience to the Kellogg-Briand Pact. The pact was signed by many nations including the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, and pretty much everyone else who would be killing each other in little more than a decade later. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Frescoes of Diego Rivera

      New York: Harcourt Brace, [1929] - SIGNED by Rivera on the front free endpaper for "Senorita Vail" in memory of a visit to her home, dated 13 November 1931. Laid in loose is a vintage photograph (3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches) of Laurence Vail, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo in a Mexican courtyard. Laurence Vail was Peggy Guggenheim's first husband and an important Surrealist writer First edition. 4to. Frontispiece portrait of Rivera by Edward Weston, numerous b/w reproductions of frescos; 36, [108] pp. Publisher's gilt- stamped black cloth; light scuffing to extremities, toning to preliminaries, red stain to one fly-title; near fine in custom green morocco-backed slipcase and chemise [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Poems 1886-1929

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1929. - One of 525 Sets Signed By the AuthorIn Publisher's Full Morocco BindingKIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929. London: Macmillan & Co., 1929. First edition, limited to 525 copies signed by the author, this being copy no. 404. Three tall octavo volumes. [4, blank], xviii, 395, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [5, blank]; [4, blank], xxii, 367, [1, colophon], [4, blank]; [4, blank], xxi, [1, blank], 354, [1, colophon], [3, blank] pp., printed on hand-made paper. Title pages printed in black and red. Frontispiece portrait to Volume I.Publisher's original full crimson polished morocco, raised bands, gilt-lettered compartments, gilt dentelles. (The American edition was issued in cloth). Top edge gilt. Publisher's original printed dust jackets over original glassine wraps. Marbled endpapers. In the publisher's original (lightly scuffed) box with printed title label and set number in autograph. A very fine set. Housed in a quarter morocco solander case."Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, to a British family. When he was five years old, he was taken to England to begin his education, where he suffered deep feelings of abandonment and confusion after a pampered lifestyle as a colonial. He returned to India at the age of seventeen to work as a journalist and editor for the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore. Kipling published his first collection of verse, Departmental Ditties and Other Verses, in 1886 and his first collection of stories, Plain Tales from the Hills, in 1888."In the early 1890s some of his poems were published in William Ernest Henley's National Observer and later collected in to Barrack-Room Ballads (1892), an immensely popular collection which contained 'Gunga Din' and 'Mandalay.' In 1892 Kipling married and moved to Vermont, where he published the two Jungle Books and began work on Kim. He returned to England with his family in 1896 and published another novel, Captains Courageous. Kipling visited South Africa during the Boer War, editing a newspaper there and writing the Just-So Stories. Kim, Kipling's most successful novel (and his last), appeared in 1901. The Kipling family moved to Sussex permanently in 1902, and he devoted the rest of his life to writing poetry and short stories, including his most famous poem, 'If—'. He died on January 18, 1936; his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey" (Poets Organization).According to critic Douglas Kerr, "He is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognized as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."Kipling was, purportedly, offered the post of Poet Laureate of Britain but declined the honor. He did, however, accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.Stewart 574. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Poems 1886-1929 (3 volumes, UK edition, 1929)

      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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'ATLÀNTIDA. Poema premiat per la Diputació de Barcelona en els Jochs Florals de 1877. Edició del cinquantenari publicada per iniciativa de la Real Academia de Buenas Letras y del Consistori dels Jochs Florals. Text català original i versions castellana, francesa, italiana, portuguesa, provençal y llatina inèdita.

      Imp. Miquel-Rius. Barcelona, 1929 - . 35 cm. 4 f., 372 pàg., 3 f. Text en orla. Il lustr. amb 5 boixos a tres tintes per Antoni Ollé Pinell, fora de text. Edició políglota numerada de 120 exemplars (ex. 248/120), d'un total de 310. Enq. en pergamí edit., rodes, amb el títol i un escut estampats en daurat en el pla anterior, tall superior daurat. * Les traduccions són de Melchor de Palau, la castellana; de Justin Pépratx, la francesa; d'Emanuele Portal, la italiana; la portuguesa de José M. Gomes Ribeiro; i de Jan Monné la provençal, totes reimpressions. En canvi la traducció llatina del P. Viñas de San Luis és primera impressió. Palau 2.1.16. Literatura catalana. Poesia Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn

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        Midstream: The Story of My Later Life

      Doubleday, Doran, New York 1929 - Original blue cloth with a complete dust jacket. The jacket is not price-clipped and retains the original $3.00 price. This copy is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. The date of 1929 is present on the title page. There is no first edition statement on the copyright page though the D & D seal is present. This is an early copy, issued in the year of publication. Illustrated with photographs. The jacket has received some professional restoration, mostly involving the removal of tape along the top edge. An altogether lovely copy in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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      London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. - Large octavo. Gilt green cloth. Light rubbing to lower edges, trace of usual tan offset to endsheets delimited by the jacket flaps, otherwise a near fine, bright copy, in the pictorial Beresford Egan dust jacket, which betrays a trace of sunning to the spine panel, and some thin old internal tape reinforcement along the crown and at the tips of the flap folds. First edition. One of 2500 copies printed. Crowley's quite readable roman a clef, written ca. 1917, and fueling some of its fire with idealized fictionalizations of incidents and venom associated with Crowley's feud with MacGregor Mathers. NCBEL IV:1036. BLEILER, p.53.

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        Studia Mathematica. vols. 1-64

      Warsaw 1929-79 - volumes 1-64, lacking vol. 16#2 and 37#3, mostly bound, ex library, still near very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Delineator Service, Department of Service, Series of Helpful Booklets

      Delineator Home Institute, Butterick Building, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York Cty 1929 - This is an ultra-rare set of three red cardboard case holders containing 34 booklets all published by Delineator in the late 1920's. The cases are in fair condition, the cardboard is broken in on two of them, one has a piece missing, and there is some staining. The paper labels are still present, and they look nice and vintage. The booklets, which are very scarce, sell for upwards to $100. each now--this is your chance to own a set for a fraction of the cost. The titles are: Holiday menus and recipes, Cooking for Crowds, Party Sandwiches, Kitchen and Laundry Plans and Equipment, Refrigerators Selection, use and care; Modern cooking by Temperature, Beverages for Parties, Salads for all Occasions, Year book of Delineator Recipes, Food Values and Calories, Brides Recipe Shower, At the Table, Decorating Eight Bedrooms, Household Bazaar, Slip Covers, Sun Rooms the whole Year Round, Living rooms for Gracious Living, Topknots and Fuzz, Skin like Silk, Faces Up Your Sleve, Curtains in the Home, Spots and Stains and how to remove them, Secrets of Handwriting, Games for Grown Ups, What's in your Name?, The School Child, The Little Runabout, Three Parties, Birthday Parties, How to Give a Bridge Party, Manners at the Table, The Hostess Entertains Her Club, Cooking for Two, and Three Ways to Tell Fortunes. Most of the booklets are in very good plus condition, a few have some wear to the spine (good condition) and light yellowing to pages. Overall the booklets are very good and the cases housing the booklets look good but can only be rated fair due to the fact that they are detaching. The lot together is extremely rare. Email us for more pictures or questions. We may consider breaking the set for the right price. We ship insured and fast. Thin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ojfn Majrew-Front Kejn Najs = All Quiet on the Western Front

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

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        U. A. M. Union des Artistes Modernes.

      - Paris: Charles Moreau, (1929). Pierre Lièvre,(introduction). Photographies de Thérèse Bonney, Chevojon, Giraudon, l'Illustration, Marc Vaux, Rep, Sonia, Salaün, Ventujol. (6),24 pl.,(6 ads) pp. + slip "Changements d`adresses:". Bound with the original wrappers preserved in a modern professional half-cloth binding. Lower edge of textblock slightly bumped. 32,5 x 25 cm.*Le premier Salon de l'Union des Artistes Modernes se tiendra en Juin 1930 au Pavillon de Marsan, 107, Rie de Rivoli - Palais du Louvre. 24 héliogravures imprimées en bistre représentant des oeuvres de Burkhalter, Chareau, Delaunay, Fouquet, René Herbst, Legrain, Mallet-Stevens, Miklos, Prouvé, dont certains figureront dans la première exposition de l'U.A.M. en 1930. The first publication by the recently founded U.A.M., illustrated with plates printed in sepia.[#\108535] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover Including My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. Written Especially and Exclusively as an Introduction to this Popular Edition.

      Paris: Privately printed [for the author by Edward Titus] 1929 - Octavo. Original brown wrappers printed in black, printed paper label to spine. In a contemporary quarter red morocco chemise with marbled sides in a marbled slipcase bearing Titus's device of the Black Manikin. Front wrapper torn with loss, some minor wear to the spine. Very good. Second authorized edition: the so-called Author's Unabridged Popular Edition. The novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the Orioli Press in Florence in 1928, and was almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers. Lawrence had always intended to release a cheap version, and was spurred on to do so by the appearance of the unauthorized copies. In 1929 he approached Edward Titus and negotiated an edition to be sold at 60 francs, with a new introduction regarding the pirated printings entitled My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. This copy is inscribed by the author on the title page "To Edward W. Titus from D. H. Lawrence this first copy of our Lady of Paris. Forte dei Marmi, 26 June 1929". Accompanying this copy is a typed letter signed and with a single autograph correction from Lawrence to Titus dated April 5th, 1929 addressed from the Hotel de Versailles Boulevard Montparnasse Paris. This letter was to serve as the contract between the author and Titus for the publication of this edition. Lawrence outlines the agreed terms including the published price, number of copies to be printed, terms under which further printings could be done and details regarding the termination of the contract. Inscribed copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover in any printing are rare. We know of just one copy of the Florence edition and this copy of the Paris printing to have appeared for sale in the past 30 years.

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        A Room Of One's Own

      Fountain Press Hogarth Press, New York, London 1929 - 8vo, pp. 159. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Edges uncut. No dustwrapper, as issued. Spine gilt very slightly faded, and the faintest of markings to front panel if you look very closely, otherwise a fine copy. First edition. No. 85 of 492 copies, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. According to the colophon, copies Nos. 1-100 were reserved for sale in Great Britain. This copy, therefore, was issued by Virginia and Leonard Woolf at the Hogarth Press. A printed note opposite the copyright page reads: 'This essay is based upon two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928. The papers were too long to be read in full, and have since been altered and expanded.' Woolf's landmark feminist treatise in which she argues that, while universal enlightenment will bring about equality of the sexes eventually, giving women the freedom to earn money will get it done a lot quicker. Signed by Woolf on the half-title in her familiar purple ink. Kirkpatrick A-12a Kirkpatrick: A-12a

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        Mannesmannröhrenwerke A. G., Komotau. 1888-1925; Neuanlagen und Umbauten, ab 1920.

      NP ca. 1929 - Complete 2 volume set - Mannesmannröhrenwerke A. G., Komotau. 1888-1925; Oblong folio. Unpaginated. Original full brown leather over wood, with bevelled edges and gold-stamped lettering on front board. Marbled endpapers. Rare and fascinating work being a photographic history of the famous Mannesmann industrial group, founded by the brothers Reinhard and Max Mannesmann in the little town of Komotau (Bohemia) in 1888. Its production of seamless steel pipes were remarkable in its modernity and innovation. The final technical breakthrough occurred in 1890 with the invention of the so-called back-step procedure by Max Mannesmann, with which the products produced by cross-rolling seamless, thick-walled hollow bodies were formed into a fine mass produced industrial pipe. The combination of both back step procedure and cross-rolling process became known worldwide as the Mannesmann process. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w photographic reproductions of the factory and its various people at work pasted on heavy stock boards. Includes 2 loose patentschrift laid in, dated 1889 and 1891 and containing folded industrial graphics. Some age-wear on binding with minor rubbing and abrasion along lower edge. Minor soiling along paper margin. Captions in German. Binding and interior in overall very good condition.- Neuanlagen und Umbauten, ab 1920; Folio. Unpaginated. Original full brown leather over wood, with bevelled edges and gold-stamped lettering on front board. Marbled endpapers. Rare and fascinating photographic work depicting the numerous innovations and renovations performed between 1920 and 1929 at the Mannesmannröhrenwerke A. G. factory. It is profusely illustrated with 84 b/w photographic reproductions pasted on heavy stock board and showing the various aspects of the factory before and after the renovations. Minor rubbing along joints and edges. Text in German. Binding in overall very good, interior in near to fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hogarth Press 1929 - First trade edition. Original cinnamon cloth with gilt titles on the spine in pictorial Vanessa Bell dustwrapper. A fine copy, with a small ownership name on the front endpaper, in a near fine dustwrapper, which has just one tiny nick from a corner at the base of the spine, but is otherwise beautifully crisp and clean. An extended essay, based on Woolf's lectures at a women's college at Cambridge University in 1928. In it, Woolf addresses her thoughts on "the question of women and fiction," interpreted by Woolf as many questions. In A Room of One's Own, Woolf ponders the significant question of whether or not a woman could produce art of the high quality of Shakespeare. In doing so, she examines women's historical experience as well as the distinctive struggle of the woman artist. "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is going to write." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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      Harcourt, Brace 1929 - Woolf, Virginia. A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, New York, Harcourt, Brace, [1929], 199 pp., first American edition, blue cloth in near fine condition with some slight abrasion to gilt lettering on spine, top edges yellow as called for in Kirkpatrick A12c, title page as called for, WITH THE EXCESSIVELY RARE DUSTJACKET in slate paper lettered in black and blue, jacket is bright with minimal toning to spine but with small chip to lower corner of top panel (1” sq.), a VG+ copy and most rare in any state, design of the American jacket differs from the Hogarth jacket and is not by Vanessa Bell; it consists of title and list of books on top panel and a write-up and photo of VW (being a cropped copy of Marianne Beck’s 1927 photo of VW in her mother’s dress -see Lehmann, p.22) on rear panel with other titles in print, interestingly, the jacket calls the reader’s attention to the publicity booklet (“The Bloomsbury Group”) published in 1928 by Harcourt from an essay in the Dial, jacket has no price in the space on the front inner flap where Harcourt usually placed its prices, QUERY IF THIS IS AN ADVANCE STATE OR TRIAL BINDING, front inner flap has blurb on A Room of One’s Own and rear inner flap has blurb on Orlando, rear jacket quotes compare VW to Jane Austin [sic] (proofreading being a lost art even then); while the first American is not unusual, we have handled only one other jacketed copy in 25 years; digital photos on request, absent from most collections. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jon S. Richardson Rare Books]
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