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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]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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      New York: Charles Scribner'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's novel of love in war. First appeared serialized in "Scribner's Magazine" from July to October 1929. 568pp. Hanneman A8.. First Edition, First State. Black Cloth. Fine/Fine. Octavo.

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      [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's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      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’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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      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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      . 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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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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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        Mt Fuji From Yuimachi at Suruga [Suruga, Yui-chô]

      Watanabe, (1930s). Watanabe, (1930s). Print Print. Near Fine. From Tôkaidô fûkei senshû (Selection of views of the Tokaido). 10-1/8 by 15-1/4 inches. Watanabe seal C in right margin (1929-1942). Strong impression, crest of Mt. Fuji in relief. Signature: Hasui; seal: sui. Two small nicks at upper left, short tear at top margin, not affecting image, else a fine, bright, early image.

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      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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        Die Illustrations - Verfahren / Die Illustrationsverfahren. Eine vergleichende Behandlung der verschiedenen Reprodukionsarten, Ihrer Vorteile, Nachteile und Kosten. Mit 65 Abbildungen und 90 Tafeln. Zweite erweiterte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus Verlag, 1929.. 23 x 16 cm. 371 S. und 90 Tafeln. ISBN: Keine. OLn / Orginal cloth. Original roter Leineneinband mit aufwendiger Deckelillustration. No jacket. Leinen vom Einband stark leimschattig. Innen besonders frisch und schön. 2. Auflage.. * Sie seltene zweite Auflage. Stark erweitert und überarbeitet. Kein Vergleich zur ersten Auflage. * Zum Inhalt: Über Photographie, Hochdruckverfahren (Holzschnitt, Strichätzung, Autotypie, Kornätzung, Klischees für den Buntdruck, Galvano und Stereotypie), Tiefdruckverfahren (Radierungen und Kupferstich, Crayon- oder Kreidemanier, Schabmanier, Stahlstich, Aquatintamanier, Heliogravure, galvanische Verfahren, Schnellpressentiefdruck), Flachdruckverfahren (Lithographie und Steindruck, Zink- und Offsetdruck, Lichtdruck), Kombinationsverfahren und Prägedruckverfahren. Mit zahlreichen anschaulichen Beispielen auf Tafeln. EL3. (Kwk. ). Jpg.

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        The Marvelous Miniature Library (6 volumes)

      Miniature Dictionary Publishers, Inc. - 6 miniature leather bound books securely housed in a leather clamshell envelope with a snap. This fantastic mini library contains "Love and Other Stories" by Maupassant; "Don Quixote" by Cervantes; "The Golden Treasury of English Songs"; "Paradise Lost by John Milton; "Hamlet and Macbeth" by Shakespeare; and "The Arabian Nights Entertainments". All are in very good+ condition, with only minor wear to outside. The case has a gift inscription on the inner flap, dated 1929. American publishing company and each book states "made in France". A wonderful addition for the special book collector. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Harcourt, Brace 1929 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Faulkner on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pilgrim on the Earth

      Blackamore Press, London, 1929. Blackamore Press, London, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Vellum spine with gilt titles and blue cloth covered boards. This is a Limited First Edition as detailed on the page after the half title page, see photograph above, please note this book has not been officiallynumbered. Contains 12 wood engravings in colour including the frontispiece. The is the number 178 written in thick, black pen on the first end papers and again on the top and bottom page edges. Julian Hartridge Green, or Julien Green (19001998), was a French born American author of several novels including Lviathan and Each in His Own Darkness. He wrote primarily in French, but was not a French citizen. Born into a Protestant family, he converted to Catholicism in 1916. The next year, at the age of 16, he volunteered his services as an ambulanceman in the American Field Service. When his age was discovered his enlistment was annulled. He immediately signed up with an ambulance unit of the American Red Cross, and when that six-month term of service ended in 1918, he enlisted in the French Army, in which he served as a second lieutenant of artillery until 1919. He was educated at the University of Virginia in the United States from 1919-22. His career as one of the major figures of French litterature in the 20th century started soon after his return from the United States. In July of 1940, after France&#39;s defeat, he went back to America. In 1942, he was mobilized and sent to New York to work at the United States Office of War Information. From there, for almost a year, five times a week, he would address France as part of the radio broadcasts of Voice of America, working inter alia with Andr Breton and Yul Brynner. Green went back to France right after the end of World War II. A devout Catholic, most of his books focused on the ideas of faith and religion as well as hypocrisy. He inherited a sense patriotism from his mother, who came from a distinguished southern family. They moved to France for his fathers job. In France, both during his life and today, Julien Green&#39;s fame rests principally not on his novels, but on his journals, published in ten volumes, and spanning the years 1926-1976. These avidly-read and well-known volumes provide a chronicle of his literary and religious life, and a unique window on the artistic and literary scene in Paris over a span of half a century. Green&#39;s style, austere and employing to great effect the pass simple, a literary tense nearly abandoned by many of his French contemporaries, found favor with the Acadmie Franaise, a fact mentioned in his election to that august body. Green resigned from the Acadmie shortly before his death, citing his American heritage and loyalties. . He died on August 13, 1998 in Paris and was buried in the parish church of Klagenfurt, Austria. Apparently, Green was greatly moved by a statue of the Virgin Mary during a visit there in 1990. Subsequently, he expressed a desire to be buried in one of the church&#39;s chapels. Julien Green is the adoptive father of the gay fiction writer, ric Jourdan. Green was the first non-French national ever to be elected to the Acadmie franaise. Fittingly, he succeded Franois Mauriac, taking chair number 22 on the 3rd of June, 1971. It was commonly believed he had dual citizenship but in fact, although born in Paris and writing almost exclusively in the French language, he had never become a French citizen. President Georges Pompidou offered him French citizenship in 1972 following Green&#39;s election to the Acadmie, but - faithful to the partiotic, sudiste spirit his mother inspired in him - Green refused it. Condition: the binding is tight and from and both covers are firmly attached. There is some minor wear to the extremities. Internally the book is clean and bright. This is the number 178 written in thick, black pen on the first end papers and again on the top andbottom page edges. 178 is written in purple ink on the top of the title page. The pages are roughly cut as called for..

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        The Broadway Library of XVIII Century French Literature

      - London - George Routledge and Sons Ltd., 1929. - London - George Routledge and Sons Ltd., 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Five volumes from the Broadway Library of XVIII Century French Literature. Containing:The Adventures of Zeloide and Amanzarifdine by Augustin-Paradis de Moncrif (1929), translated by C. K. Scott MoncrieffLetters and Memoirs of the Prince de Ligne with Selections from His Other Works (1927), translated by Leigh AshtonMemoirs of Madame de Pompadour by Madame du Hausset, her Waiting-Woman (1928), translated by F. S. FlintDialogues by Denis Diderot (1927), translated by Francis BirrellMemoirs of Marmontel (1930), translated by Brigit Patmore. Withtwo frontispieces. Condition: In green cloth bindings. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Wasmuth Lexikon der Baukunst . 5 Bände inklusive Nachtragband

      Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1929-1937,. grauer Leineneinband, Lederbuchrücken mit goldgeprägter Schrift und Goldrahmung, Roter Schniit oben, mit Schutzumschlag im Pappschuber, mit zahlreiche s/w Abbildungen im Tiefdruckverfahren hergesellt, Bd. 1: A - BYZ, 704 Seiten, 1929 Bd. 2: C - GYP, 707 Seiten, 1930 Bd. 3: H - OZO, 744 Seiten, 1931 Bd. 4: P - ZYP, 768 Seiten, 1932 Bd. 5: Nachtrag a - Z, 624 Seiten, 1937, Schutzumschläge und Schuber von Bd. 2 - 4 teils mit kleinen Einrissen, Bd. 1 stärker eingerissen, sonst alle Bücher in sehr guten, sauberem Zustand.

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        Wasmuths Lexikon der Baukunst (5 Bde.).

      Berlin, Wasmuth, 1929 - 1937. 4°, ca. 750 S., unzähl., vereinzelt auch farb. Abb, OHLdr. goldgeprägt, Etwas berieben, Bd. III: kleine Fehlstelle a. fliegenden Vors.; Stemp. a. Vorsatz, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 715. Ein wichtiges umfassendes Standardwerk, das auch noch heute seine Gültigkeit hat. Die Bände A - Z. Der Registerband erschien erst 1937.

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        Rod and Line. Essays, together with Aksakov on Fishing. NEAR FINE COPY

      Jonathan Cape, [1929]. Jonathan Cape, [1929]. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present); original terracotta cloth, gilt back, a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp, clean copy with no sign of the usual toning at front and rear. With 2pp of publisher&#39;s advertisements at rear, and 2 small items of related ephemera loosely inserted. First edition in book form of fifty of Ransome&#39;s angling essays from the Manchester Guardian, together with extracts from the works of Aksakov. Hammond records that 2000 copies were printed. &#39;In his autobiography Ransome recalled a party at which he spoke with the publisher Jonathan Cape, whose firm not long before had taken over Racundra&#39;s First Cruise from Allen & Unwin. Cape &#39;had seen the articles that I was writing for the Guardian and made a remark that was prophetic in way he did not expect&#133;Isn&#39;t it time that you were putting together some books to support you when you grow old?&#39; See Hammond, pp, 69-72. Very scarce in anything like this condition. Hammond A24; Hampton, p.233. . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: angling.

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        Sports and Sportsmen : South Africa and Rhodesia

      Atkinson & Partners, 1929. Atkinson & Partners. 1929. F 1st Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. Royal 58 of only 100 copies produced. beautifully bound in what appears to be full leather with gold gilt. tooling and 5 raised bands on the spine. blue marbled end papers. gold gilt edges. no inscriptions but there is a little very light foxing. lavishly illustrated and with over 600 pages. a beautiful but very heavy book that is not really suitable for airmail postage.

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        Six hymns of HOMER. The English Translation by Percy Bysshe Shelley facing the original Greek. (Collection of three different copies).

      (Maastricht), The Halcyon Press, 1929. Printed in 481 numbered copies. * 1. One of ONLY SIX copies PRINTED ON VELLUM. Bound in full gilt and blindstamped red morocco with marbled flyleaves, top gilt, in marbled slipcase (publisher's binding by L. Malcorps). Exlibris on first flyleaf. Some unobtrusive natural browning on a few vellum pages.2. One of 25 copies printed on Imperial Japanese paper. Bound in full gilt and blindstamped red morocco with marbled flyleaves, top gilt (publisher's binding by L. Malcorps).3. One of 450 copies printed on Pannekoek Dutch mould-made paper. Original red cloth.Striking typography by J. van Krimpen. The Halcyon Press 5. Van Dijk 183.

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      1929. Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. 1929. 34X26. Magnifico Oleo sobre tela de Junceda con tintes fuertes y llamativos tocando el tema de la tauromaquia, una autentica belleza. El marco ligeramente tocado. Magistral Obra. Ref 34 MB.

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        Sleeping Together A Book of Dreams

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. stiff white wrappers printed in red and black. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 64 pages. 18 x 12 cm. Limited edition, copy 36 of 77 on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen with a drawing by Caresse Crosby. MINKOFF A-30. Owner inscription free front endpaper, printed commentary noting Crosby&#39;s suicide "last December 10th" by Hugh Hanley pasted verso of free front endpaper, slight toning edges of covers.

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        North of Boston. Signed Copy

      Henry Holt & Co., 1929. Henry Holt & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1929. Second Edition; Twelfth Printing. Hardcover. Grey/blue cover with gold print. Frost signed under his name on title page. Paper yellowing due to age. Cover edges worn with small dents. Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 137 pages; Signed by Author .

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        The Cardinal&#39;s Mistress

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1929. London: Cassell and Company Ltd,, 1929. Translated by Hiram Motherwell. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine cocked, very minor foxing to the top edge. An excellent copy in the bright jacket that has some small chips and nicks to the extremities. First English edition, first impression. A romance novel, first published as a serial book in the Trento newspaper Il Popolo, and released in instalments from 20 January to 11 May 1910 under the title Claudia Particella, l&#39;Amante del Cardinale: Grande Romanzo dei Tempi del Cardinale Emanuel Madruzzo. Fiercely anticlerical, it was withdrawn from circulation after Mussolini made a truce with the Vatican in later years.

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      Houghton Mifflin Company, Cambridge 1929 - Signed. A Signed Limited edition, this copy being #357 of 550 numbered copies, Signed by George H. Palmer and N. C. Wyeth. Quarter ivory pigskin over teal cloth stamped in gilt. The pigskin is a bit darkened, but overall and attractive bright copy. There are no marks or previous ownership indicators in the book. Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA PLANTE cent vingt planches en héliogravure d'après des details très agrandis de forms végétales. Introduction de Charles Nierendorf.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. xv, [1], 120 pages, each printed on one side only and bearing reproductions of photographs. Original green cloth, gilt. First French issue of Urformen der Kunst [1928]. Enfpapers lightly spotted; soft crease in front endpaper; else an excellent copy.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First Edition, First Printing. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the printed price present with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Ernest Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London, Harrap & Co., [1929]. 4to. Full vellum with lettering and spine decoration after Rackham. 232 p. Ample deckle edges. With twelve illustrations in color plus some in black-and-white by Arthur Rackham. Flyleaves with Rackham silhouettes.One of 775 numbered copies, printed on mould-made Milbourn paper. First edition. Tiny tear on top of spine, a few foxing spots.* Fantastically beautiful illustrated book, SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. This is one of 575 copies issued for Britain. A fine deluxe vellum edition!.

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        Farewell to Arms, A

      , 1929. 1929. first edition. A Near Fine Copy in the Original Dust JacketHEMINGWAY, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner&#146;s Sons, 1929.First trade edition, first issue, with publisher&#146;s seal on copyright page and no legal disclaimer on p. [x]. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 187 x 130 mm.). [10], 355, [3, blank] pp.Original black cloth with gold paper labels ruled and lettered in black on front cover and spine. Lower corners very slightly bumped. Faint scratch to spine label. Otherwise as attractive a copy as can be found. In the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket (with the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley, misspelled &#147;Katharine Barclay&#148; on the front flap; the flap corners neatly trimmed. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.&#147;[Hemingway&#146;s] first full-length novel and probably his best, closely rivaled by To Have and Have Not. Its success was so enormous that it may be said to have ended Hemingway&#146;s influence as a writer. After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence&#148; (Cyril Connolly, The Modern Movement, 60).Hanneman A8a.

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