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        Still Life.

      1929. 1929 - Oil painting on board. Signed. Annotated on verso: Pop Art 1929, 60.33 x 50.8 cm.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        [Portfolio]: Photographic Sketches by Hodes

      [Los Angeles: Solomon Hodes. circa 1929 - 1930]. Modern portfolio, with 30 loosely inserted mounted images and a mounted hand-lettered title page ("Photographic Sketches by Hodes"). Affixed to the title page is the cover of a small photographic periodical, The Developer of the Los Angeles Camera Club, dated in 1928, with a clipping, presumably from this issue, mentioning Hodes in an account of a photography expedition of the Club to Malibu Lake. The images vary in size, but are all relatively large, most being approximately 7.5" x 9.5". Most are captioned below the image, a couple are captioned within the image. The images show a fair amount of talent, and the subjects are various: bewitching costumed or semi-costumed women, bucolic landscapes, prosaic studies of gnarled older gentlemen, buildings and cityscapes, etc. All are very much of the period. We can find little about Hodes, beyond the bare mention of his existence and that he was born in Russia in 1880 and immigrated to the U.S. around 1916. Our best guess is that these are silver-gelatin prints. A detailed list of the photographs is available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1929 - Octavo. Bound in recent full black morocco, gilt lettered and decorated spine, gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Original spine and front cover bound in at back. A fine copy. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Catalogue de Reliures du XVe au XIXe Siècle.

      - Cat. XII, 1929. 180pp. With 135 plates. Indexes. 4to. Orwrs. Priced throughout.*Describes over 400 bindings. Important catalogue.

      [Bookseller: Knuf Rare Books ILAB/LILA]
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        Film Photos Wie Noch Nie

      Giessen: Kindt & Bucher Verlag, (1929). Near fine in a near fine jacket, which has been unobtrusively restored.. First Edition. Quarto. A collection of stills from Surrealist films and masterpieces of silent cinema, including Dr. Caligari, Joan of Arc, and The Kid, with numerous images of the era's best-known movie stars. Includes interviews with Asta Nielsen, Lillian Gish, Emil Jannings, and Charlie Chaplin. Compelling design and photographic montages. Text in German.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        KIF: An Unvarnished History (Author's First Book Inscribed To Her Father)

      London: Ernest Benn, 1929. Daviot, Gordon aka Josephine Tey (born Elizabeth Mackintosh). KIF: An Unvarnished History. London: Ernest Benn, 1929. First Edition of the author's rare first novel, lacking the dustwrapper (no copy of which we've ever seen). The volume is a little shaken and the boards are somewhat marked with edges that are a bit foxed. All that said, still a VERY GOOD copy in original publisher's dark blue cloth. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO HER FATHER reading simply: "Colin Mackintosh/from/Gordon Daviot/February 1929." Hyperbole is a little hard to avoid here in our description as this is the first copy of the author's first book and it is inscribed to her father Colin (d. 1950) for whom she forever gave up the limelight of a public career in order to serve as his caretaker and nurse in Inverness, Scotland for the latter half of her unfortunately short life. Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), using the nom de plume Josephine Tey, achieved remarkable greatness as one of the best known female mystery writers of Britain's Golden Era along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Marjorie Allingham. Although her body of detective fiction is small, its quality is consistently superb, and includes several innovative and brilliantly conceived novels including A SHILLING FOR CANDLES (1936, source for the Hitchcock Film), MISS PYM DISPOSES (1946), THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR (1948, also filmed), BRAT FARRAR (1949, also filmed), and especially THE DAUGHTER OF TIME (1951) which was voted in 1990 the #1 mystery novel of the 20th Century by Britain's Crime Writers Association (in 1995, the Mystery Writers of America voted it #4 all time). Whether one agrees or not with these exalted rankings, THE DAUGHTER OF TIME changed mystery writing forever with its remarkable tale of how Scotland Yard detective Alan Grant solves the 400-year old mystery of Richard III and his alleged murder of "The Princes In The Tower," all while lying in a hospital bed with a broken leg. Anthony Boucher called it "one of the permanent classics in the detective field," and Dorothy B. Hughes named it "not only one of the most important mysteries of the year, but of all years of mystery." While other inscribed copies of Tey's books surely must exist, this is only the second one we've seen in the last twenty years. The other one seen was also under her Gordon Daviot nom de plume which she used primarily in her earlier years when writing her early successful West End plays such as RICHARD OF BORDEAUX (1932) as well as her first detective novel THE MAN IN THE QUEUE (1929). Josephine Tey, as she is best known today, signed herself "Gordon" in all written communications with her editors and her need for privacy may have been greater than any other mystery writer who ever achieved such fame. This reticence is remarkably exemplified here by the formality of her inscription to her own father. KIF: An Unvarnished History, while not considered a mystery by her biographers, is nevertheless a dark story of crime featuring a protagonist who is blooded in the trenches of World War One, is driven by circumstance and desperation to the London underworld from which he goes from thief to burglar to murder suspect. His trial in fact makes up the setting for the dénouement of the novel. This dark book, perhaps the darkest she ever wrote, shows stunning maturity of composition: the very first paragraph of KIF is no less polished than the very last paragraph of THE DAUGHTER OF TIME. This particular first edition was only recently discovered in Inverness and one presumes that, like its author, it has spent little time in the public eye. Housed in a custom cloth open-end case. . Signed. First Edition. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Hardcover, Very Good

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        The Hunting & Spoor of Central African Game

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, [1929] - The standard book for the big game hunter, based on the author's observations and experiences First American Edition. Sm 4to. With life-size illustrations of most of the game tracks. Original cloth. Contemporary gift inscription. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Courrier Sud -

      Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française 1929 -, Paris - 1 In-8 227 pp. Reliure plein maroquin bleu marine janséniste. Doublure de papier peigne bordée encadrée d'un filet doré. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date au talon. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Couverture et dos conservés. Sous étui bordé. Reliure signée C et J. P. MIGUET. Intérieur en parfait état. Parfait état EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité. Celui-ci un des 109 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur papaier vergé pur fil Lafuma. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        CIRCUITO IMPERIAL. Cuadernos de la Gaceta Literara 1.

      - Madrid, La Gaceta Literaria, 1929, 18x24, 124 págs. 1 hoja. Fotografías e ilustraciones en negro. Dedicatoria manuscrita y con firma de Giménez Caballero al Duque de Canalejas. Encuadernado en holandesa con la lomera en piel, conserva las cubiertas originales. (54761).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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      Jonathan Cape, London 1929 - First Impression. Octavo; magenta cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; 350pp. Gentle sunning to spine, top edge slightly dusty, with some faint offsetting to endpapers; clean throughout - Very Good+. Dustjacket is spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn, with a rather ambitious horizontal price-clip to lower edge of front flap; Very Good+. Set during the Italian campaign of World War I, Hemingway's novel centers on a love affair between two expatriates set against the backdrop of the war, cynical soldiers, and the displacement of populations. Basis for two notable film adaptations: the Oscar-winning Frank Borzage film (1932), starring Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes and Adolphe Menjou, and the 1957 Charles Vidor picture starring Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones. Hanneman A35.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        BITTER SWEET And Other Plays. [accompanied by] INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH. With a Few Comments on the Younger Dramatists by W. Somerset Maugham

      Doubleday Doran & Company, New York:: Doubleday Doran & Company,. 1929.. 8vo. 1st edition. #575/1000 cc. SIGNED. xiii, [1], 318 pp.. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. No dust jacket.. Book - Gd (bpt & address label affixed to prelims/a few early leaves. becoming detached @ gutter/rear hinge starting). Photograph - VG+.. Signed by Coward on the tipped-in limitation leaf @ rear. Book accompanied by a framed, INSCRIBED [publicity ?] photograph of Coward ["To ----- / Sincerely yours / Noel Coward / 1933].The address label for the photograph envelope is pasted into the book.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA ]
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        Seguro Azar (Signed First Edition)

      Madrid: Revista de Occidente, 1929. First edition. Softcover. A collection of poems from one of Spain's premier poets. An about very good copy in wrappers that are somewhat soiled and with some minor edge wear. Signed and inscribed by Salinas on the front free endpaper in 1932. Very scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        BITTER SWEET And Other Plays. [accompanied by] INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH. With a Few Comments on the Younger Dramatists by W. Somerset Maugham

      New York:: Doubleday Doran & Company,. 1929.. 8vo. 1st edition. #575/1000 cc. SIGNED. xiii, [1], 318 pp.. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. No dust jacket.. Book - Gd (bpt & address label affixed to prelims/a few early leaves. becoming detached @ gutter/rear hinge starting). Photograph - VG+.. Signed by Coward on the tipped-in limitation leaf @ rear. Book accompanied by a framed, INSCRIBED [publicity ?] photograph of Coward ["To ----- / Sincerely yours / Noel Coward / 1933]. The address label for the photograph envelope is pasted into the book.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Les confessions de Dan Yack ? Le plan de l'aiguille *

      Au Sans Pareil, Paris 15.9.1929. - 2 volumes brochés, couvertures imprimées. Menus défauts: un des deux volumes avec tranches insolées & le dos de l'autre gauchi, les deux un peu émoussés en queue. L'intégrale des aventures de Dan Yack, sacré bourlingueur, débutant en 1917.Les mêmes, sur vélin, un brin défraîchis, pour 380 francs. Édition originale. L'un des 56 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, outre 28 japon, 1'000 vélin et quelques hors commerce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Moscow, 22. V. 1929. - Small 4to. 2 pp. To his third wife, Natalja, on meetings with Commissioners for Foreign trade, getting some wallpaper remnants, an official trip, etc. "[.] I'm awfully tired, walking through the floors like a salesman, seeing all companies there, chasing from one manager to the other, my work at the Tretjakowa has just been finished yesterday, that means, on the 20th. Then I went to Nemchinovka, but only for a while, but after all Kljun was there, and so we went to Barvikha. Unotchka scolded me to be away from home so often, but it took me a whole week only to get the porcelaine thing settled. Appointments with various officials from the Ministry of Foreign Trade as well as myself make a huge impression. I nearly thought I were a stone that prevents water from flowing, but as this stone raised itself water began to swirl and to bubble. But by now, everything is set up. And everything seems to be quite well now. The Ministry of Foreign Trade has promptly send a note to the porcelain factory at Leningrad requesting to get in touch with me at once, also to send remnants of silicate, wallpapers etc. Sujetin and I will have so much work with this bustle that I don't even know if we both will withstand. Here, it has already come so far that the department of export is going to send me on a business trip abroad. Today (Wednesday) I'm talking to the assistants, tomorrow I will spend the whole day with Unochka, and on Friday I'm going to get the ticket, not knowing for which day. I feel such a strong desire for you and fear that this will prevent me from bringing the whole thing to an end. I expect to leave on Sunday [.]" (transl. from the Russian original). Malewitsch über sich. Zeitgenossen über Malewitsch. Briefe. Dokumente. Erinnerungen. Kritik. Bd. 1, Moskau 2004, Nr. 13.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Éditions du Bois Sacré .-, Paris 1929 - 183 pp .- édition ornée de nombreuses compositions originales en couleurs de Sylvain Sauvage .- Le texte , composé en lettres capitales, est agrémenté ornements typographiques , tiré en noir et rouge ainsi que les nombreuses lettres ornées .- Tirage limité à 237 exemplaires numérotés , celui - ci exemplaire sur vélin de Montval .- Couverture , chemise et étui .- Très bon état .- [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
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        Nearing the End in Imperial Russia

      London: Selwyn & Blount Ltd.,, 1929. Illustrated. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Minor fading of spine, free endpapers tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with faded spine panel and a few short closed tears. First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the same year. Author George Thomas Marye (1849–1933) was a San Francisco banker appointed ambassador to Russia by President Woodrow Wilson. This book recounts his experiences during the First World War and the waning days of the Czar's rule, and contains important observations of the Ramonov family, Rasputin, and the Russian upper classes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,. [1929]. original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed.. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (designed by. Jack Perkins), with light rubbing to edges and light vertical crease. to spine panel. A quite superior example of this attractive, scarce. jacket. Signed or inscribed copies of Bell's early SF books are. uncommon, and this is a very nice example. (#111277). First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Bell (signed as "John Taine") to Mrs. Arthur G. Archer dated 1 June 1955 on the half title page. Apparently one of Bell's personal file copies with "E. T. Bell / 30 Jan. 1929 / Pasadena, California" in his hand above his inscription to Archer. "Generally considered one of John Taine's better novels." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2154. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 741. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13964.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Dissenting Opinions Of Mr. Justice Holmes.

      Vanguard, New York 1929 - Frontispiece portrait, 8vo, handsomel;y rebound in 3/4 tan morocco, brown leather spine label, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: Vanguard, (1929). First Edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Little Brown and Company, 1929. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Little Brown and Company, Boston 1929. First American Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, Published June 1929. Cloth boards with red and black lettering. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, clean pages. Tight spine, soft shelf wear, mild age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, shelf wear. Darkening, light spots, a few short tears.

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        Art Forms in Nature. Examples From the Plant World Photographed Direct From Nature. With an introduction by Karl Nierendorf.

      London: A. Zwemmer, 1929 - Quarto. Original green cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the photographic dust jacket and publisher's card slipcase printed on the spine in black. Some minor spotting but a superb copy in the rather torn and lightly rubbed dust jacket missing a number of very small pieces at the edges and with some internal repair. The rare slipcase in a little worn at the edges. 120 full page photogravures by Blossfeldt. First Edition, First Impression, English Issue with the new preliminaries. One of the greatest and most influential photographic books ever to have been published. The artist was by training a botanist - his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly developed a fully fledged abstracted aesthetic which found a ready audience around the world. Many subsequent photographers cite this book as a key influence on their work. Roth 101, Parr & Badger [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1929 - Octavo. Original plum cloth, title gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed, the spine a touch sunned, light toning, a very good copy. Four portrait plates. First edition. Detailed account of a little remembered incident of Indian history. Sir George Hilaro Barlow, having been made Governor of Madras, arrived in India, and "By his repellent manners he began by turning every one against him, and then quarrelled with the leading men, both of the army and civil service" (DNB). He abolished the monthly allowance to Officers, known as the 'tent-contract,' and open mutiny ensued. Through the efforts of Lord Minto and a number of the most respected officers the disaffected were reconciled, and "The dispute had hardly affected the reputation of Sir George Barlow; in it he had shown great want of tact, but plenty of courage." This copy with a two-page autograph letter signed, from the author to Lord Doneraile requesting permission to use the St. Leger family's portrait of Major-General The Hon. Arthur St. Leger - "who played rather a prominent part" - in the book. The portrait appears at p.14, where it is credited to Ethel St. Leger, whose ownership inscription is on the front free endpaper. A very good association copy of an uncommon book. Bruce 3875 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Works

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929. [Including The Little White Bird; Peter Pan; Peter and Wendy; Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens; Quality Street; What Every Woman Knows.] 18 volumes, octavo. Recent blue morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. The Peter Pan Edition, the very best collected edition of Barrie's works, edited and with a new introduction by the author. One of a limited edition of 1030 sets and very handsomely bound.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Scribner's New York: Scribner's. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST PRINTING, FIRST APPEARANCE of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, preceding the first edition in book form. In order to gain advance interest in Hemingway's latest novel, Charles Scribner's Sons decided to publish A Farewell to Arms in its entirety over six separate issues of their magazine. The book publication was timed to coincide with the final issue of the serialized version. In Scribner's Magazine, Vol. 85, No. 5-6, Vol. 86, No. 1-4. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, May- October, 1929. Octavo, original wrappers. Six issues housed in custom cloth box. Some edgewear to wrappers. July issue with very faint bookstand stamp on cover and loose rear wrapper; October issue with small repair to wrapper joint. An excellent set of issues that are extremely difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        In die Weite Welt, Ein Bilderbuch von Conny Meissen

      Potsdam: Muller & Kiepenheuer Verlag. 1929. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1929. Cloth-backed pictorial boards, unpaginated, illustrated in color, clean unmarked text, Good copy, a bit of straining to the front inner hinge, soil or discoloration to some pages, rubbing and wear to the covers including some loss along the edges and indentations on rear cover. Our copy housed in protective glassine. Text in German. Rare book.

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      Harper, 1929-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Harper, 1929. 326 pp. First edition, first printing. (Stated "First Edition" on copyright page.) Very Good+ hardcover in Fair original dust jacket. Book itself is in very nice shape for its age. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Wear at tips, small wear spot to spine. Light offsetting to ffep from bookmark. Jacket is mylar-protected, has noticeable wear to front panel and spine, sunning to and chips missing from spine panel, small chip in top of front panel and tear at top of back panel. Clear tape on verso attaching panels. Original price intact ($2.50).Key Harlem Renaissance figure Claude McKay's acclaimed novel of jazz-age black life in Marseilles, France. Quite uncommon in its original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front 1ST Us Edition [Hardcover]

      LITTLE BROWN & CO, 1929-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Little Brown Company, 1929: First Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. In original, first issue dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact on the front flap, with "First American Printing" present on the rear flap. In Near Fine condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Previous owner name in pen on front free end paper. Spine cloth very faintly sunned. Tiny amount of excess binders glue visible at top edge of page block. The dust jacket shows soiling, chipping, sunning, surface wear, foxing, and wear. The jacket is worn along the folds, and has some closed tears, with tape repairs made from the verso and one from the top of the spine, visible on the front side. The dust jacket comes wrapped in a brand new, removable sleeve and presents well.

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        The Black Christ & Other Poems

      Harper & Brothers Publishers 1929 - First edition "I-D". 8vo. Frontispiece and b/w decorations by Charles Cullen. Beige cloth over blue boards, silver spine label, uncut. A fresh tight copy with some light staining around spine label. Acetate dust jacket. Publisher’s black board slipcase with large printed gold label (starting to crack). Very good. 110 pages. #76 of 128 copies on handmade paper, signed by Cullen on the colophon page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Sports and Sportsmen : South Africa and Rhodesia

      Atkinson & Partners 1929 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZHENSHCHINY EPOKHI FRANTSUZSKOI REVOLIUTSII ("Women of the Era of the French Revolution")

      Moscow: GIZ, 1929. First (and the only) Edition. Text in Russian. Softcover. Illustrated with women's portraits. Cover by First (and the only) Edition. Text in Russian. Softcover. Illustrated with women's portraits. Cover by Mstislav Dobuzhinskiy. 2000 copies only. [Rare, especially in such condition] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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      1929. CARROLL,LEWIS. (WILLY POGANY) ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND ORIGINAL ART: Page 130 captioned "The moment Alice Appeared She Was Appealed to by all Three to Settle the Question". Offered here is Willy Pogany's drawing that appears on page 130 of his edition of Alice published by Dutton in 1929. The book is illustrated in black and white and Pogany's Alice is a decidedly Art Deco girl with a flapper hairdo and short skirt! The image shows Alice talking to the King and Queen of Hearts with 4 other card figures standing near and the Cheshire Cat in the upper corner. The image measures oblong 7 1/4" wide by 4 3/4" high on flexible board that is overall 11 x 11 1/2" and is attractively matted, signed with initials. The image in the book is greatly reduced from the original. A great item for the Alice collector, full of charm and detail.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929. The True First edition. Illustrated with142 black and white plates, including frontispiece. 8vo, publisher’s original dark red cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt with gilt publisher’s device on the spine. xii, 420, including index. An unusually fine and handsome copy. A RARE BOOK ON ANY ACCOUNT, IT IS REMARKABLY SO IN SUCH FINE CONDITION. This intriguing and unusual volume is an exhaustive study of the Ashanti legal customs and advocates that successful European rule of the African tribes (specifically the Ashanti) is grounded in an understanding of native beliefs and history. In the preface, the author (whose has completed this book under the direction of the British Anthropological Department) states that a balance must be struck between simply nominal British rule and a complete eradication of the “inspiration and vitality” of native culture and customs. Of particular interest is his consideration of the inseparability of native religion and law and its possibilities for adaptation: ”It is necessary to urge that our religion be presented to the Africans, not in antagonism to, but as a fulfillment of, their aspirations... It implies not a paganization of Christianity for the purpose of making it easier to Africans, but the Christianization of everything that is valuable in the African’s past experience and registered in his customs” [preface]. This more enlightened and sympathetic view with its “knowledge is power” slant gives this volume a refreshing anthropological perspective on the colonial forces in Africa in the early 20th century.

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      London 1929. Signed, Limited Edition; #377 of 500. Privately printed.. By P. R. Stephensen. White heavy card covers, printed in red & black. Book Near Fine; wrapped in Good glassine wrapper. Just a trace of rubbing to corners. Erasure on top front corners on ffep. Glassine wrapper is quite age-toned, and has chips at corners and spine extremities, and several short tears at flap fold. ; 125 pages; Signed by Author

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        East of Eden (First Edition, inscribed by Steinbeck to Patricia Broun)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication: "For Pat Broun / with great pleasure / John Steinbeck / New York 1952." & & Patricia Broun, who wrote for The New Yorker in the 1950s and 60s, was the stepdaughter of Algonquin Round Table member and famed left-wing journalist Heywood Broun, whose support for the underprivileged classes in New York, we imagine, would have resonated positively with Steinbeck's own political views.& & The book Steinbeck felt was his masterpiece, stating "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this." Basis for the 1955 Elia Kazan film starring Julie Harris, James Dean and Raymond Massey.& & Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book has bumps to the front board and a scrape to the page block, with minor wear at the extremities and light toning to the spine. Jacket has wear at the extremities and light age toning overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      - Date : 1929 Dimensions : 63x100cm Imp : L. Serre & Cie, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        A Marseille 1929 *

      - Dessin original 27 x 20 (feuille), encre noire rehaussée de gouache. Marchande de fruits et fillette.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The World Crisis: The Aftermath, 1918-1928

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good minus. This is a first edition, first printing in dust jacket of the fifth book in Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War, titled "The World Crisis". This volume deals with the postwar years 1918 to 1928. Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. The U.S. is the true first edition, as U.S. Volume I publication preceded the British. Both the U.S. and British editions were originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Today, jacketed first editions are remarkably scarce - jacketed U.S. editions even more so than their British counterparts. This copy is near-fine in a very good minus dust jacket. The russet cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright gilt, and nicely rounded spine. As is expected with a jacketed copy we note no toning of the spine and only trivial wear at extremities. The contents remain crisp and bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks. We note only some age-toning to the untrimmed fore edge and some dust soiling to the top edge. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the original $5.00 front flap price. The jacket has light overall edge wear and minor chipping, with losses to a maximum depth of .25 inch at the spine ends, a .5 inch triangular chip at the upper rear face, and a .75 inch deep closed tear at the upper front face. The spine is modestly and evenly toned with a faint stain at the tail. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(IV).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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