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      Paris: Les Editions Charles Moreau, 1929. (U.A.M.- UNION DES ARTISTES MODERNES). Lievre, Pierre. U.A.M: UNION DES ARTISTES MODERNES. Paris: Les Editions Charles Moreau, 1929. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fair +. 54pp, 28 sepia-toned gravure illustrations. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Beginning in 1929, the forward looking French cooperative Union des Artistes Modernes produced forms and ideas which have left their indelible marks on modernity in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, graphic design and typography, glass, ceramics, metalwork and jewelry, and textile design. This exquisite volume was published by Editions Charles Moreau as a formative U.A.M. directory, and it is a veritable who's who of Deco-era France. It allots one page each of reproduction in dramatic heliogravure to the works of early members Pierre Barbe, Louis Barillet, Jean Burk, Pierre Chareau, Etienne Courneault, Sonia Delaunay, Jean Fouquet, Eileen Grey, Helene Henry, Rene Herbst, Francis Jourdain, Robert Lallemant, Jacques Le Chavallier, , Pierre Legrain, Rob Mallet-Stevens, Pablo Manes, Jan + Joel Martel, Gustave Miklos, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Jean Puiforcat, Gerard Sandoz, and A. Solomon. The photographers include Therese Bonney, Studio Chevojon, and Adolphe Giraudon. A presentable copy only of this exceedingly uncommon document whose spine been reinforced along its length with brown paper tape showing some chipping to the tape along with age-toning and soiling to its matte cream-colored covers. The textblock is bright and complete but displays a series of noticeable crimps and diagonal soft creases through the upper foredge corner. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022974&

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        Le Temple d'Angkor Vat - Première Partie: L'Architecture du Monument

      Paris-Bruxelles, Editions G. Van Oest, 1929. - 2 volumes in-folio, 41 pp. (texte), brochés, couvertures cartonnées d'éditeur légèrement salies, illustrés de 150 planches photographiques en noir et blanc, intérieur en très bon état, très bons exemplaires. Mémoires Archélogiques publiés par l'Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient en 1929 et consacrés à l'Architecture du Temple d'Angkor Vat (2 parties). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Harrap edition in deluxe publisher's binding

      VG : in very good condition. School prize plate to front pastedown. Gilt school insignia to rear board. Corners bumped and sm. mark to rear board. Half-title page browned. Teg Reprint Leather cover with decorative Rackham illustration to front inlaid in gilt and colour leathers 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8"). 232pp. 12 full page colour illustrations; additional b/w illustrations. In deluxe publisher's binding.

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        Catalogue of A Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate and Decorations and Orders at 25 Park Lane, London

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Inscription on verso of fep. Teg First Edition Half vellum/ gilt blue cloth 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). 110pp, + plates. 81 b/ plates. Catalogue of 15th, 16th, 17th and early 18th century goldsmiths displayed in 1929 at 25, Park Lane, London. Lists 880 items.

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        The Polytechnic Tours for 1929 Summer Programme

      The Polytechnic Touring Association Ltd 1929 - Paperback; English language; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; 176 stapled pages and fold out railway map of Europe, cover a little rubbed otherwise a firm copy of a collectable and fascinating travel brochure. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: Scribner's and Sons, 1929 First Edition Of Wilson's First Book Of Poetry. 8vo. A fine copy in dustwrapper. The author's first collection containing 26 poems, three translations, three nonesense pieces & some prose. Very scarce in collectible condition.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        George Barbier.

      Paris, Henri Babou (coll. "Les artistes du livre"), 1929. - In-4°, 48p. Edition au tirage limité et numéroté 1/650 exemplaires sur vélin Johannot (après 50 exemplaires de tête sur Japon contenant une gravure inédite) Illustré de 18 dessins en noir et en couleurs dans le texte et de 11 planches hors-texte, dont 7 en couleurs. Avec une lettre-préface en vers de Henri de Regnier et en frontispice un portrait de Barbier par Charles Martin. Bibliographie des ouvrages illustrés par Barbier en fin de volume. Bel exemplaire. En feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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      New York: Samuel and Max Roth. Good with no dust jacket. 1929. First US Edition; First Printing. Trade Paperback. This copy survived water damage from fire due to previous clamshell box. Professionally restored and ozoned, but some wood smoke scent when opening pages. Chip to top corner of front cover, fragments of spine covering laid on to new spine, chip to bottom corner of rear cover. Some unopened pages. Some text damp-wrinkling, with some dampstaining primarily in margins (see scan). Solid trade paperback.; Modern custom clamshell box, with leather spine label with gilt lettering. Slocum and Cahoon 19. The First American edition (unauthorized). Although title page claims to be the 1927 Paris printing from Shakespeare and Company, this copy has all the proper points as the pirated American first. Most notably, the list of books By the Same Writer has publisher Jonathan Cape mispelled as "Jonthan Cape" (see scan) and there is no title and author on the spine. John J Slocum and Herbert Cahoon; A Bibliography of James Joyce [1882-1941]; 1953 Yale University Press. Slocum and Cahoon state that about 2,000-3,000 copies were printed by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger of New York for Samuel Roth, publisher of Two Worlds and Two Worlds Monthly, and his brother Max Roth. "It was unauthorized by Joyce and sold illegally in the United States. Many copies of the piracy were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice on October 5, 1929." "Copies ... reached Paris and were imported into the United States as genuine copies. One of these, sent by Joyce to Bennett A Cerf of Random House, was used in setting up the first authorized American edition of Ulysses" in 1934." It is unclear how many copies of this pirated edition survived and it is rarely offered for sale. In 2007, the Modern Library named Ulysses # 1 in their list of top 100 novels. Despite the condition issues, this is an opportunity to own the quite uncommon 1929 first American printing of James Joyce's Ulysses, a highspot of modern literature.; [viii], 736 pages .

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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      - POTTER,BEATRIX. THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Philadelphia: McKay (1929). 8vo (6 1/2 x 8 1/2"), green cloth, pictorial paste-on, light wear, VG+. 1st U.S. edition. (Priority of U.S. and U.K. editions has not been determined). After Potter finished her Peter Rabbit series Potter intended to stop writing and it was only with the persuasion of her American publisher, Alexander McKay, that she agreed to write this book intended only for the American market. Illus. by Potter with 6 color plates and 20 full page and 42 smaller black and white drawings. Linder notes that Potter's Lakeland friends "were quick to recognize many of the pictures with their local settings" (p.295). See Linder p. 292-5, Quinby 29a. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        L' Hôtel du Nord *

      Librairie des Trois Magots - R. Denoël, Paris 29.11.1929. - Broché, couverture imprimée en noir et rouge, quelques piqûres. Le défaut consciencieusement précité est largement compensé par une puissante et copieuse dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur, datée de décembre 1929, à C.F. Ramuz. En six lignes, une réelle admiration transparait.En sus un dessin original signé, monté en frontispice, figurant une dame au bouquet, attablée, écrivant, parfait cet exemplaire ainsi bellement truffé. Édition originale, après 25 madagascar et 200 Alfa.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Hunting & Spoor of Central African Game

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Marquet. With Limited Edition Plate

      [Paris] G Cres & c 1929. G- : in Good minus condition without dust jacket. Becoming dis-bound but text and plates in G+ condition. Also includes limited edition plate 2/100 [First Edition] Card cover 300mm x 200mm (12" x 8"). [210pp.].

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Magick. Section 4 [= last Part].

      - 1st Edition. Paris, Printed at the Lecram Press, [1929]. p. 303-436, with some figs. and 1 plate (The Signs of the Grades), 4°, Illus. O-Paperback Crowley Cross Index: 115. - Part 4 of a set of exceedingly rare volumes that were the first versions of Crowley`s masterpiece "Magick". - Contents: "Table of Correspondenences" from "777 Revised"; A few principal Rituals; The star ruby; Liber XXXVI The star sapphire; Liber XLIV Mass of the phoenix; Liber V vel reguli; Liber XV O.T.O. Ecclesiae gnosticae catholice canon missae; A few of the principal instructions authorised by the A.:.A.:.; Liber HHH; Liber E; Liber O; Liber Astarte; Liber RV; Liber Yod; Liber . vel Thisharb; Liber B vel Magi; Liber Resh vel Helios; Liber III vel Jugorum; Liber Cheth; Liber A`Ash; Liber A vel Armorum. - Cover a bit rubbed, knocked, dusty and little sunned; pages uncut, else a good copy.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Gods' Man

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929: First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Lynd Ward on the half-title page; inscribed to a previous owner. In Very Good condition. Paper covered boards are lightly toned, with a faint tide mark to the bottom of the rear board. Rubbing to board edges, with fraying at the top of the spine. Page block shows damp staining to edges, not interfering with woodcuts. An attractive copy of the original first printing. Signed by Lynd Ward.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Typed letter signed ("Alban").

      Vienna, 29. XII. 1929. - Large 4to. 1½ pp. With two-line autogr. postscript signed by Helene Berg. A comprehensive and amicable letter to the Danish composer and conductor Paul von Klenau, telling about some performances and commitments during the last month, and sending some musical material on which Klenau should take a look."Superfluously, I have made some remarks on the treatment of the speaking voice, but have completely forgotten that there is also one in the 'Gurre-Lieder', what you will already know of your own experience [.]" (transl. from the German original).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. Limited ed. Paperback. Near Fine. The Black Sun Press, Paris. 1928. Limited edition of 500 copies on Holland van Gelder Zonen, this copy is number 74. 55 pp. 6 5/8 x 8 2/8 in. Off-white paper wrappers with black and red type. Frotis portrait by Constantin Brancusi, with a slip of glassine guard. Condition is NEAR FINE ; just a touch of wear to the spine ends, covers extremely clean and fresh with no toning or wear. Binding tight and text spotless. Glassine guard is perfect. In a newer Mylar wrapper. A gorgeous copy of this rarity, the text of which went on to become "Finnegan's Wake". RGR.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        The Odyssey of Homer -- 1/550 signed by Wyeth and Palmer, with the extra suite of plates

      Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Copy 244 of 550 of the limited edition, signed by Wyeth and Palmer. 1929. Hardcover, large 4to., in quarter pigskin with green cloth, leather and gilt title label. Near Fine copy in a new, custom box. The uncommon suite of plates and their original envelope present. Light spotting to the spine; minor wear at spine ends. Internally Fine; sound binding. The 16 additional plates are bright, clean and unmarked. The envelope has faded, and there is some tearing to the flap, but it is still intact. Custom navy slipcase is strong and sharp, with only minor signs of handling. A beautiful Wyeth production, here with the extra suite of plates. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        La Coupe fêlée. Un drôle de Noël. Collection "Les Deux Masques".

      Paris: Editions Lemarget, 1929 - Edition originale, l'un des 30 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur Japon (n° XI), in-12; 105p., [6p.]. Reliure d'époque de Creuzevault en plein maroquin chocolat, gardes marbrées, tranche supérieure dorée, couverture et dos conservés. Dos passé, autrement un bel exemplaire. Né en Argentine de parents russes, Kessel voyagea beaucoup, fut correspondant de guerre et capitaine d'escadrille. Son oeuvre, expression d'aventures vécues, évoque souvent la Russie. On retrouve ici l'auteur à Montmartre parmi les émigrés russes de Paris. L'achevé d'imprimé est du 5 juillet 1929 (Talvart et Place -X, 242, 31- indiquent la date du 15 décembre 1929). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Spanische Reise. 10 Originalradierungen

      Wien, A. Wolf 1929.. gr.-4°. Typogr. Tit. m. Vign., 10 lose Orig.-Radierungen. OHLn.-Flügelmappe. m. goldgeprägt. Einbandtit. In gutem Zustand. Eines von 100 num. Exemplaren auf Büttenpapier. Gesamtauflage 110 Expl. Die Arbeiten kommen aus der Tradition von Emil Orlik und eriknnern stilistisch an Oskar Laske. Jede Tafel vom Künstler eh. bezeichnet und signiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Winding Stair

      New York: The Fountain Press, 1929 First edition, first printing. One of 600 numbered copies signed by the author on the half-title. Publisher's dark blue cloth, with gold spiral patterns stamped in gilt to the boards, spine lettered in gilt with two red Morocco labels, top edge gilt, fore-edges and bottom edges uncut, purple endpapers flecked with gold and lined in white, printed on Kalmar paper. About near fine, with some wear to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, a few light spots of staining to the boards, minor toning to the endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh pages, spine very lightly starting inside each cover at the spine head, otherwise sturdy and intact spine. Overall, an attractive copy. Wade 164. The Winding Stair is a collection of six poems: "In Memory of Eva Gore Booth and Con Markiewicz," "Death," "A Dialogue of Self and Soul," "Blood and the Moon," "Oil and Blood," and "A Woman Young and Old." Like his previous collection of poetry, The Tower (1928), the title and poetry in The Winding Stair was written at and inspired by Yeats' home, the Thoor Ballylee Castle in Galway, Ireland. The castle is a fortified tower home, originally built in the 15th or 16th century, that is today colloquially known as "Yeats' Tower." In both of these works, the poems contain the central themes of the Easter Rising and Irish Civil War. As Yeats writes in this volume's "Notes," "My poems attribute to [Thoor Ballylee] most of the meanings attributed in the past to the Tower - whether watch tower or pharos, and to its winding stair those attributed to gyre or whorl. What those meanings are let the poems say.". Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. . Limited edition, one of 400 copies from a total edition of 490, this copy not numbered, 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. Frontispiece and 103 plates showing 147 engravings. Fanfare Press file copy, so noted to the paste down and below both the limitation and colophon, and with a note on the half title signed “B.L.” concerning the press, “... the first major piece of printing done by Fanfare, using a platen machine which we borrowed from Soldans & later bought when the machine room was created”. Original black cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, some light rubbing to spine, a near fine copy. A scarce copy of the first collection of Gill’s work, including his magnificent illustrations for several Golden Cockerel Press books as well as more humble designs for the St. Dominic’s Press and many other ephemeral pieces. Gill’s Preface sets out his unique philosophy, concluding with two pages of Latin. “Whatever may be said of life, it remains that, in art, desire may be feeble or insufficient, but it can never be wrong; it is the intellect that makes mistakes”. Evan Gill 17.

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      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. As New, slipcase with minor splits. Limited to 335 copies on Arches paper [xii], 192p. Illustrated by Polia Chentoff with 5 full-page plates and head- and tail-pieces. Bound in heavy paper covers with fold over flaps in glassine wrapper in slipcase Minkoff A-22

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        Engravings by... A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist.

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. . Limited edition, one of 400 copies from a total edition of 490, this copy not numbered, 4to, (xii), 49, (5) pp. Frontispiece and 103 plates showing 147 engravings. Fanfare Press file copy, so noted to the paste down and below both the limitation and colophon, and with a note on the half title signed "B.L." concerning the press, "... the first major piece of printing done by Fanfare, using a platen machine which we borrowed from Soldans & later bought when the machine room was created". Original black cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, some light rubbing to spine, a near fine copy. A scarce copy of the first collection of Gill's work, including his magnificent illustrations for several Golden Cockerel Press books as well as more humble designs for the St. Dominic's Press and many other ephemeral pieces. Gill's Preface sets out his unique philosophy, concluding with two pages of Latin. "Whatever may be said of life, it remains that, in art, desire may be feeble or insufficient, but it can never be wrong; it is the intellect that makes mistakes". Evan Gill 17.

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        A Farewell to Arms, 1st Edition

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Die Praxis Meines Systems / Ein Lehrbuch des praktischen Schachs

      Siedentop & Co., Berlin 1929 - 1929 First edition (no later dates, no later printings mentioned) full-bound in blue cloth with sun fading to spine and additionally in an L-shaped pattern to rear board where book was shelved next to a smaller volume. The author was a master of "Positionsspiel" -- positional play in chess. Book remains square, otherwise unmarked & undamaged. Reprints are common, the true first is elusive. Der gesamte Text ist in deutscher Sprache. 255 pp. NOTE: Cat's Curiosities sells used books. We attempt to identify books which have a damp or musty smell, when we sell them at all. Otherwise, buyers should assume used books have been shelved inside human habitations and have been exposed over the years to some combination of wood smoke, tobacco smoke, leather dressing, or other aromatic agents unknown to us. We offer no certificates of hypoallergenic purity. Those wishing to make symbolic gestures of support for the prohibition of tobacco and other medicinal plant extracts should apply elsewhere. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Organ der Variete-Welt - 22. Jahrgang , Nr. 1053, Berlin, den 26.Januar 1929. Festnummer zum 20 jährigen Jubiläum.

      Berlin NW 6. 1929. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und umfangreicher Werbung, 4°. 31,5 x 23,3 cm. unpaginiert, ca.300 Seiten, In sehr gutem Zustand. ungewöhnlich gut erhalten, wirkt neu und unbenutzt, sehr selten. Das Organ der Varietéwelt, Offizielles Fachblatt des Internationalen Varieté-Theater-Direktoren-Verbandes E.V., Berlin und seiner Untergruppen: Varieté, Kabarett, Kino-Varietés, Tanzpaläste, Revue-und Volksbühnen, Redaktion und Verwaltung: Berlin NW 6, Schiffbauerdamm 15, mit Grußworten von Stresemann, des Reichskanzlers Müller-Franken, des Berliner Oberbürgermeisters und des Ministers des Inneren, mit zahlreichen Vorstellungen von Vergnügungsstätten in ganz Deutschland, vom Zirkus Sarrassani bis zum Groß-Kino Elysium in Berlin, auch der Kristall-Palast in Leipzig ist vertreten. die Nummer im schlichten Leinenband mit goldgepeägter Deckeltitelei, Hardcover in Leinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica Fourteen Edition. (14.) 1929., A New Survey of Universal Knowledge.

      London., Britannica Company, LTD.New York., 1929. - Die Encyclopædia Britannica ist eine englischsprachige Enzyklopädie; sie beansprucht für sich, das menschliche Wissen in möglichst großer Breite zusammenfassend darzustellen (The Sum of Human Knowledge). Sie steht insbesondere im Ruf, in wissenschaftlicher Hinsicht zuverlässige Angaben zu enthalten.Die erste Auflage erschien 1768?1771 mit 3 Bänden.Die vierzehnte Auflage mit 24 Bände bis 1973. Am 13. März 2012 wurde die endgültige Einstellung der gedruckten Britannica und nach 244 Jahren die vollständige Konzentration auf die digitalen Angebote bekannt gegeben. F524 Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 30000 Quart 4°, 25 - 35 cm, Leinen, blau, Rückenvergoldung, Abb. in schwarz-weiß und farbige Tafeln.kaum Beschabungen, keine Abrisse, Einrisse oder Anstreichungen Zustand gut. 24 Vol. compl. Band 24 beinhaltet Atlas farbig, Index, List of Contributors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
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        Vicar of Wakefield, The

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1929]. - First American Deluxe Edition[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, n.d. [1929]. First American edition, deluxe issue, limited to 775 copies (575 for England and 200 for the United States) signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 120. Quarto (10 5/16 x 7 3/4 in; 263 x 197 mm). Twelve full page color plates, twenty-two black and white line drawings. Publisher's white vellum with gilt-ruled borders and lettering. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Partially unopened. A fine copy. Housed in a cloth slipcase."In the England of jazz and Noel Coward the whimsical and fantastic had grown increasingly out of fashion. With The Vicar of Wakefield of 1929. Rackham played it safe by turning to historical costume. in which he had long been supremely accomplished and successful" (Hudson, p. 126)."The Vicar of Wakefield is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written in 1761 and 1762, and published in 1766, and was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. The novel is mentioned in George Eliot's Middlemarch, Jane Austen's Emma, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins, Charlotte Brontë's The Professor and Villette, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, as well as his Dichtung und Wahrheit." (Wikipedia).Hudson, p. 171. Latimore and Haskell, p. 65. Riall, p. 170.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 1929 - Retrato de Goya firmado J. Pedraza Ostos y 40 grabados , realizados basandose en la 6ª edición realizada por Rupérez en la Calcografía Nacional en 1928 conmemorativa del Centenario de la muerte de Goya, a mitad de tamaño por José Pedraza Ostos. Todos los grabados llevan sello estampado con relieve del retrato de Goya. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Metropolis of Tomorrow

      New York: Ives Washburn,, 1929. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red, With the dust jacket. Attractive contemporary bookplate. Spine a little rolled, corners bumped, a few small spots and scuffs to cloth, a few small spots to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, dulled, and spotted jacket with chips at the corners and ends of spine and a small tape repair to the verso. First edition, first printing of this groundbreaking book of architectural designs projecting the future of skyscrapers and city planning. Rare in the dust jacket. Hugh Ferriss (1889–1962), "the most brilliant exponent of the American skyscraper", trained as an architect and spent most of his career as a delineator, making drawings of other architect's plans for the purposes of advertising and city planning. During the 1920s he developed a signature style, creating brooding, atmospheric images of monumental structures that loomed over their surroundings. Ferris's drawings regularly featured in periodicals such as Vanity Fair and Harper's, and inspired a generation of architects, artists, comic book authors, and filmmakers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Blind Fireworks

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, blue spine label lettered in black. With the dust jacket. A very good copy in the dust jacket that is faintly marked. First edition, first impression, second issue in the cream cloth. The author's first collection.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc. 1929 Wear & chipping to DJ with small open tears; INSCRIBED by Morgenthau to his niece on half-title page. Ambassador to Turkey during WWI and future Treasury Secretary helped reconstruct Greece after the conflict; 8vo; 327 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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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]

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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).

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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]

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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.

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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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