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      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929. First Edition per McBride's Guide. Hardcover; in a Brodart mylar cover. Fine/Very Good +; dj has missing piece at head & heel of spine w/ chips to front corners.. SIGNED & warmly inscribed by author on ffep (w/ wonderful hand writing). Also, author added date (1931) & "Waikiki" (a couple of months after the movie came out). I believe this dj is considered a 2nd state 1st edition dj (has article by 'Charlie Chan' on rear panel). M. B. Goldstone bookplate under dj flap on front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Mr. Butterworth's Books]
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        2 typed letters signed.

      Probably New York, 1929. - 4to. Altogether (¾+1 =) 1¾ pp. on 2 ff. To Grace Morse from James B. Pinkerton & Son, concerning an invitation (7 June), and sending some biographical material: "Mr. Isaac Goldberg is keeping me posted about what he is writing and I am sending as much material as I can think of for his articles. If you think it is necessary for me to meet Mr. Costain when Mr. Goldberg comes to New York I shall be glad to be at the meeting [.]" (2 Oct.). - On Gershwin's personalized stationery engraved at head "George Gershwin 33 Riverside Drive, New York City"; marginal splits to center horizontal folds; small damage to edges and slightly browned due to paper.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      London, Cecil Palmer, (1929).. FIRST EDITION, (1929). 4to, 285 x 230 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, bright colour illustrated boards by King (different upper and lower) blue and yellow pictorial endpapers, 56 pages. Coloured frontispiece, orange and grey title illustration and 11 enchanting full page coloured illustrations plus very pretty smaller monochrome and 2 colour illustrations all around the text in wide borders. The book is dedicated to 'My own Babies and their Daddy'. A clean crisp virtually Fine copy (lacking the glassine dustwrapper). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        THE NEW FORGET-ME-NOT. A Calendar.

      First Edition. Cobden-Sanderson. 1929.. pp141. Demy 8vo. With four coloured plates and text illustrations. Uncut. VG/VG dust jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR This Edition is limited to 360 copies, signed by the Author. This is No.312. The book is quarter blue vellum and somehow this has faded on the spine although the dust jacket has always been in place; a reason for this maybe is that it is deliberately designed so on manufacture, that is, Cobden-Sanderson, a great binder himself sought to reflect the book's title into the binding. A fragment of the glazzine wrapper is still in position, the original dust jacket is complete and near fine. To obtain a Rex Whistler signature is very difficult indeed. US$0

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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        English Reports. Full Reprint. 100 Vols

      1929. English Reports. Full Reprint [1220-1873]. Edinburgh and London: William Green & Sons; Stevens & Sons, 1900-1929. Odd/Miscellaneous volumes available. We have 100 (of 178) volumes available. 29 volumes worn original calf repaired with tape, upper black, red and lower black spine labels; 13 volumes original tan buckram, upper black, red and lower black spine labels; 58 volumes bound in green buckram with gilt spine lettering. Light to moderate shelfwear and soiling, hinges of some volumes cracked or starting. Ex-library with stamps. Overall good to very good condition, internally sound. See digital image. USD 1,000.00 or USD 75.00 Each * This record contains volumes: 7; 10; 11; 13; 15; 18; 21 to 34; 43 to 49; 64 to 71; 86 to 92; 100; 103 to 134; 142 to 149; 157 to 166; 168 to 174. The English Reports are a full reprint of all reports (prior to The Law Reports), except the Year Books and the collateral reports of the period, retaining in bracket the original page numbers. "This is a literal reprint of English cases together with their original footnotes...where a decision has been affected by subsequent legislation, the fact has also been mentioned...": Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History 196-197. Marke 14.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ]
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        The Works of Tolstoy. Tolstoy Centenary Edition (Complete in 21 Volumes)

      London: Tolstoy Society / Oxford University Press, 1929. Complete 21 volume set. Published London: Humphrey Milford for the Tolstoy Society / Oxford University Press, 1928-1937. 8vo., 5 1/2" x 7 7/8." Original dark maroon cloth with gilt titles, frontis in each volume. Introductions (many specially written) by Rebecca West, H.G. Wells, Hugh Walpole, Shane Leslie, Robert Hichens, John Galsworthy, St. John Irvine, Harley Granville-Barker, Gilbert Murray, William Lyon Phelps. 1- Life of Tolstoy, First Fifty Years (A. Maude) 2- " Later Years 3- Childhood, Boyhood, Youth (W.L. Phelps) 4- Tales of Army Life 5- Nine Stories 6- War and Peace 1 7- " 2 8- " 3 9- Anna Karenna 1 10- " 2 11- A Confession. The Gospel in Brief 12- Essays on Religion 13- Twenty-Three Tales 14- What Then Must We Do? 15- Ivan Ilych. Hadji Murad 16- The Devil and Cognate Tales 17- Plays 18- What is Art. Essays on Art 19- Resurrection 20- The Kingdom of God. Peace Essays 21- Recollections and Essays Sweating stain discoloration to the cloth along some edges, ocassional color bleed offset to the edges of some pastedowns, else a fine, unworn set. . Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        The Poetry Quartos

      NY: Random House, 1929. First edition. One of 475 copies. Consists of twelve pamphlets of four leaves apiece, each containing a newly-published poem by an American poet. The poets include Robert Frost, Louis Untermeyer, Genevive Taggard, Theodore Dreiser, Conrad Aiken, Vachel Lindsay, "H.D.," and others. Frost's contribution, "The Lovely Shall Be Choosers," is inscribed by Frost on the wrapper to noted book collector Norman Unger. Each pamphlet has a pochoir-colored illustration by Paul Johnston on the wrapper. Together in a printed paper folder, housed in original slipcase patterned by Johnston. All booklets are extremely fine. Folder shows a couple of tiny tears, and slipcase is worn along seams.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Charles Scribner’s Sons 1929-1941, N Y - frontis'; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Peter Pan Edition. Charles Scribner’s Sons Beige cloth spines & tan paper boards, paper spine labels. Few labels have faint spots, some faint soiling to some spines, interior fresh, in fine condition, spare label inserted at end of each volume. Each volume has frontispiece. #612 of 1,000 Signed by Barrie [total edition 1,030]. Some volumes were published in Beaver Brown cloth and others in a more reddish Sienna brown. All are uniform with others of their shade. This can be seen in the right and left volumes in the picture of the whole set. ; Signed by Author; 42 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor mans books (mrbooks)]
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        The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme & Ancre, 1916 (two volumes)

      Piazza Press, 1929. 1st edition. Hardcover. No 180 of 520 copies only. Issued to subscribers by Peter Davies. Original buckram very slightly rubbed, t.e.g, gilt spine lettering, maroon ribbon markers, handmade paper, pages very clean indeed bar two or three minor minor spots to front text block of volume 1, else both volumes in extremely nice condition throughout, with marbled endpapers as issued. Generally regarded as one of the finest novels to emerge from the horrors of the First World War, Manning's book, based on his own experiences of the trenches, was published anonymously, and reissued for the trade the following year under the title Her Privates We. A very nice example of a scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romans

      The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romans by Plutarch of Chaeronea; London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. Five volumes complete. Limited edition; # 681 of which 1050 copies were printed for sale in England 500 copies for sale in America. Translated into English from Amyot's French version by Thomas North. Illustrated by T. L. Poulton. Large 4to (8.25inx12in., 210mmx305mm.) pp, [xxlx], 431, 442, 454, 482, 410.Brown cloth with paper lables to spine. Approx. 10 illustrations per vol. Printed on Arches paper.All volumes are straight, tight, and clean, including hinges and text blocks. A well cared-for set. Small 1/8 inche chips from paper lable corners of vol.1 and vol.5. A hint of rubbing to cloth perimeters. Interiors, including illustrations are fine with the exception of vol.1; Fingerprint size stain to upper pages of 109 to 177, not affecting text or illustrations, else interiors are clean and crisp. No foxing. No previous owner's markings. Over all condition to be fine minus. Suitable for a fine library.

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1929]. An early reprint of the first of the Tarzan books. Illustrated with a silhouette frontispiece. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth, lettered in black on the upper cover and spine, in the original bright coloured pictorial dustjacket mirroring the first edition and featuring a full wraparound image of Tarzan sitting in a tree overlooking his kingdom. 392 pp. An especially fine copy, the cloth bright and nearly pristine, the jacket in excellent condition with just very minimal edge-wear. AN ESPECIALLY PLEASING COPY, UNCOMMONLY BRIGHT AND FINE. This Grosset and Dunlap issue is a very handsome early reprint of the very first of the famed Tarzan novels. The dustjacket mirrors the original first edition jacket. This novel of a British baby orphaned in the wilds of Africa and raised by apes would set the course for one of the greatest and most revered series in all of modern literature. Burroughs himself wrote 25 truly popular sequels to this, the first book of Tarzan of the Apes, and the number of works in other media are incalculable.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Can't Get a Red Bird (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Mrs. White / by / Dorothy Scarborough / May 1930." Very Good in a Very Good plus, price-clipped example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket is lightly toned at the spine, with some light chipping along the top edge, no titling affected.& & An important proletarian novel set in the world of cotton-growers in Texas, the locale for most of the author's fiction. Scarborough was also a noted folklorist, known especially for her field work in the world of folk music from the southern highlands of North Carolina and in Texas. Her other novels include "The Wind," a feminist classic that was the basis for the famous 1928 silent film. The only jacketed copy with have ever seen. Hanna 3134.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Sand - The Story of A Man and A Horse

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Scarce signed first edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering and small cowboy illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking; hint of lean. Pages and edges are clean. Signed and dated by author on front free endpaper. Illustrated by the author. 328 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), age-toning, very shallow chipping at top spine edge, tiny chips at corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a black stallion and a young man, a spoiled son of a foolish mother and an all-too-busy father, who stumbles into a cow camp. He realizes then how contemptible he is, and begins to change his life through the capture of the stallion and the heroine of the story, a daughter of an old rancher.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        Die Wiener Werkstätte 1903 - 1928. Modernes Kunstgewerbe und sein Weg

      Wien, Krystall 1929.. quadr.-gr.-8°. (23 x 22 cm.). 73 Bll. Mit 175, tls. farb. Abb. Zweifarbiger Orig.-Reliefpappband in Orange und Schwarz nach Entwurf von Wally Wieselthier und Gudrun Baudisch Etw. berieb. Tlw. leicht fleckig. Schweiger, S. 124 - Festschrift zum 25-jährigen Bestehen der Wiener Werkstätte. Das Buch wurde nach Angaben von Josef Hoffmann gestaltet. Jede Seite weist individuelle typographische Gestaltung, zumeist in den Farben Rot, Schwarz, Gold und Silber, auf. Illustrierter Vorsatz. In zahlr., meist farb. Abbildungen wird ein Querschnitt durch die Erzeugnisse der Wiener Werkstätte und deren Künstler wie Gudrun Baudisch, Carl Otto Czeschka, Mathilde Flögl, Josef Hoffmann, Hilda Jesser, Gustav Klimt, Maria Likarz, Berthold Löffler, Kolo Moser, Dagobert Peche, Susi Singer, Max Snischek, Vally Wieselthier, J. E. Wimmer und Julius Zimpel gegeben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Seventy-Five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and After the Admission of the State to the Union

      San Francisco: John Howell, 1929. First edition thus. Quarter linen over paper covered boards, paper spine label. A near fine copy, tiny chip to paper covering at tip of fore edge. . 4to. Signed by the editor and publisher. No. 150 of the Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition (limited to 50 copies). Extra-illustrated with 18 additional items (and typed index) including a n original copy in pencil of a manuscript of the author, "Early Recollections of San Francisco and Bay and River Navigation." a wonderful work. "Most valuable of all Californian reminiscences," Howes, p. 153. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Howes D136. Cowan, p. 160. Zamorano 80: 27. Kurutz 170b. Rocq 9091.

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (Jan. 1929). Second Edition. Hardcover. Owner name and address on the rear endpaper. Spine quite dull with the lettering barely visible. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards. Later Printing of Frost's second book. Portrait frontispiece of the author. SIGNED by the poet on the title page with one of his most famous lines, from the first poem in the book "Mending Wall": "Something there is that doesn't love a wall./Robert Frost." A small (2-3/4" x 4") original photograph of Frost in a suit standing before a tree is pasted to the front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        John Rowe. An Eighteenth Century Boston Angler

      Boston: Privately Printed by the Cosmos Press, 1929. First edition, one of 150 copies. 8vo. 32 pp. Half green cloth and marbled boards. Minor edge wear, else fine. Biscotti, p. 342 . Selections of extracts on angling from the diaries of John Rowe (1715-1787), wealthy Boston merchant

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sartoris (Inscribed and signed 'Bill Faulkner'!)

      NY: Harcourt, Brace , 1929. 1st edition, w/ no indication of any other printing. Hardcover. Extremities rubbed; mild binding roll. Good, secondhand condition, improved by facsimile first edition dust jacket. The author's scarce fourth book, one of only 1998 printed. INSCRIBED and signed by the author: "To Frances Eubanks, from Bill Faulkner, 25 June 1929." Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. Faulkner's signature in this book has been compared to numerous samples and certified by a well-known expert. Book is returnable for full refund if, at any time in the future, the inscription is determined not to be genuine.

      [Bookseller: Dewydell Books and Prints]
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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1929 8vo. [4], 559, [3] pp. Publisher's gilt-stamped black cloth. First edition, first issue with [1] on the final page. A near fine example [rear hinge strengthened, neat name dated 1929 on the ffe.] in a fine, bright mustard yellow dustwrapper with a little expert conservation at the extremities. Binding A. Garrison A43.I.a. Lovely copy & a Wharton personal favourite.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Cambridge Poetry, 1929

      [London:] Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original blue-grey paper boards, titles and decoration printed in black. Covers a little faded, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With the erratum slip loosely inserted. No. 8 in the Hogarth Living Poets, First Series and the last volume in this series to have the Vanessa Bell designed covers. One of the contributors George Reavey's copy, signed by him and 19 of the contributors on the endpapers, including Richard Everhart, T. H. White, William Empson, Robin Fedden, Ronald Bottrall and others.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1929. Fine. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A FAREWELL TO ARMS. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, second printing, (with disclaimer). Just about a fine copy in a first issue dust jacket, slightly rubbed and edgeworn, with a few nicks and edge tears. The verso of the jacket is tape reimforced at the bottom of the spine and the spine is a bit darkened. The second printing was the only printing to include the disclaimer and is often referred to as the second issue. (Hanneman A8a: note).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Magick in Theory and Practice. [Book Four, Part Three] By the Master Therion (being part III of Book 4).

      Paris: Printed at the Lecram Press, 1929.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Four volumes, large octavos (280 x 190mm) pp. xxxi, 436 (continous pagination). Original orange paper wraps, printed in black to upper. Colour plate to first volume and further tables and diagrams to volume four. Some fading to spines, with chipping to the head and foot, particularly of volume I. Pages clean and unmarked. Uncut pages 164/165 carelessley opened, resulting in loss to fore-edge, not touching text. A very good example of Crowley's magnum opus, much better than usually seen. d'Arch Smith: Books of the Beast [p.15];Yorke [62 C(a)]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Zur Quantendynamik der Wellenfelder I-II (all published)

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1929-30. First editions, first printings. A fine set, in the original wrappers, of the two papers in which Heisenberg and Pauli gave &#147;for the first time the foundations for quantum electrodynamics in the way we know it today.&#148; (Abraham Pais). <br/><br/> & &#147;Three years before the discovery of the positron Heisenberg and Pauli &#150; in two papers &#145;Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder&#146; and &#145;Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder II&#146; of 29 March and 7 September 1929, respectively &#150; took a decisive step forward to develop a consistent theory of quantum electrodynamics.&#148; (Mehra & Milton). <br/><br/>& &#147;Heisenberg&#146;s foremost scientific concern after 1927 involved the search for a consistent extension of the quantum formalism that would yield a satisfactory unification of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. This required the formulation of a covariant theory of interacting particles and fields that accounted for elementary processes at high energies and small distances. In 1929, drawing upon the work of Dirac, Jordan, Oskar Klein, and others, Heisenberg and Pauli succeeded in formulating a general gauge-invariant relativistic quantum field theory by treating particles and fields as separate entities interacting through the intermediaries of field quanta.<br/><br/> & &#147;The formalism led to the creation of a relativistic quantum electrodynamics, equivalent to that developed by Dirac, which, despite its puzzling negative energy states, seemed satisfactory at low energies and small orders of interaction. But at high energies, where particles approach closer than their radii, the interaction energy diverged to infinity. Even at rest, a lone electron interacting with its own field seemed to possess an infinite self-energy, much as it did in classical electrodynamics. Attention was directed to the resolution of such difficulties for more than two decades.&#148; (DSB under Heisenberg). <br/><br/>& &#147;Heisenberg and Pauli were well aware of the shortcomings of their theory: the divergence difficulties and the problem of negative energies for the electron. However, the importance of the Heisenberg-Pauli theory cannot be exaggerated; it opened the road to a general theory of quantized fields and thereby prepared the tools, albeit not perfect ones, for the Pauli-Fermi theory of beta-decay and for the meson theories.&#148; (Mehra & Milton). <br/><br/>& Mehra & Milton, Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger, pp. 186-87; Pais, On the Dirac theory of the electron. An annotation, in Werner Heienberg: Collected Works, Vol. AII, pp.95-105.& 8vo: 229 x 156 mm. In: Zeitschift für Physik, vol. 56, no. 1-2, pp. 1-61; vol. 59, no. 3-4, pp. 168-90. The two complete issues offered here in the original printed wrappers, some light wear to the spine strip of the first issue and two small pieces missing from the lower left corner (front and rear), otherwise very fine with no stamps or other markings. Rare in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        DIZIONARIO DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA con oltre centomila giunte ai precedenti dizionari raccolte da N. Tommaseo, G. Campi, G. Meini, P. Fanfani e da molti altri distinti filologi e scienziati. corredato di un discorso preliminare di Giuseppe Meini .

      UTET,, Torino, 1929 - Sei volumi in folio (32 x 25 cm.), legatura originale in mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi ornati (mende e mancanze), sguardie, frontespizi, ampia prefazione, CXXVIII, 1092, 1396, 1318, 1406, 1336, 646 pp. Eccellente quanto importante fatica del Tommaseo, qui nell'edizione superbamente ampliata e completata. Testo su tre colonne, lieve brunitura della carta. I soli difetti alla legatura, facilmente restaurabile. Buono stato generale.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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      Plaistow: [First Editions Club] by the Curwen Press, 1929. Limited Edition, one of 150 copies. Full Leather. Octavo. Charles Ricketts. Pseudonymously authored by Ricketts, this is a beautiful copy full bound in publisher&#39;s crimson morocco with stunning abstract decoration designed by Ricketts in gold on both boards; titled on the spine; very light shelfwear including some separation at the top of the front and rear joints--the top of the front joint has been discreetly mended; spine is slightly darkened; morocco edged, felt-lined slipcase is scuffed but stable; ribbon pull is frayed but present; bears the bookplate of Crosby Gaige, a Broadway producer and President of the New York Wine & Food Society. Gaige authored several books on cocktails and cooking. Delaney p. 367.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Compendium Maleficarum, Collected in 3 Books From Many Sources by Brother Francesco Maria Guazzo Showing the Iniquitous and Execrable Operations of Witches Against the Human Race, and the Divine Remedies By Which They May be Frustrated.

      London: John Rodker, 1929.. LIMITED EDITION OF 1275 COPIES, this being number 28. Large 8vo. (250 x 190mm). pp. xxi, 206. Publisher's red cloth over black parchment spine titled in gilt, pictorial gilt stamp to upper. Top edge black, others untrimmed with white endpapers. Original light blue dust jacket, printed in red and black. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts throughout. Small bookseller's label to the lower edge of front pastedown and usual light offsetting to endpapers, else a fine copy of the book. A very good example of the uncommon dust jacket with fading to spine and edges of the panels, closed tear to lower edge of upper panel and some loss to the top edge of the lower panel, not affecting text. Loosely inserted is the four page prospectus, printed on the same light blue paper as the jacket and also printed in red and black. The two panels of the jacket are reproduced, along with a list of the contents and an introductory piece by Summers, that is not published in the book. The prices for upcoming publications in the series (only one of the three listed reached publication) are priced in US dollars, so presumably this prospectus was intended for distribution in the US. The third edition, after 1608 and 1626, and the first in English. Summers has provided his usual excellent introduction and copious notes, and the reproductions of the original woodcuts contain many fantastic images. Coumont [G87.3]; d'Arch Smith [B21];[B20]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza by a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

      [London:] Rehearsed for Malvern Festival. Rough Proof &#150; Unpublished,, 1929. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed in black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase and chemise. Upper cover very slightly creased with a tiny chip from the lower corner. An excellent copy. A rare rough proof, one of only 25 rehearsal copies, preceding the first trade edition. Inscribed by the author on the upper wrapper, "To Sénor Julio Brouta for translation. Very private. G. B. S. 24th July 1929". When writing plays it was Shaw&#39;s normal practice to prepare rough proofs which would be corrected and reissued, sometimes two or three times, before the publication of the trade issue. Three different rough proofs of The Apple Cart were released during 1929, 3 copies of the first proof, 2 copies of the second proof, and 25 of this, the rehearsal edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Archive of Autograph Letters

      Orchard, Reading, etc.: The University, St. Patrick&#39;s Hall, etc., 1929-1940. Offered here is a collection of six autograph letters and three autograph cards signed, one of the letters numbering over 800 words (five pages). Written by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), noted Irish artist and author, wood engraver and sculptor and a major influence in the the revival of printing in the twentieth century. A major force in the operation, artistic design and leadership of The Golden Cockerell Press. Letters written by Gibbings to Barbara Faaks, a prosepective children&#39;s author, dealing with the publication of her stories, along with possible illustrations by a student of Gibbings. The letters are sensitive and compassionate, as in: "... you will forgive pencil, knowing that I am travelling rough. I have just read all your stories. First and foremost let me say that I think the stye excellent and absolutely suitable to the earlier matter and the readers. Barring one or two infinitesimal points such as that I felt you used the phrase &#39;little with&#39; once or twice too often... I think I know just the person to do the illustrations and I see no reason why you shouldn&#39;t rake in a bit of cash both on newspaper and book rights...: And: "I was most awfully sorry to hear all your sad news. I&#39;ve been through the same myself and know how absolutely shattering it can be..." In all 15 pages, mostly near fine condition, with occasion folds. Housed in custom made folding beige buckram case with marbled paper edges, morocco labe on spine.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Lady Chatterley&#39;s lover including, My skirmish with Jolly Roger / written especially and exclusively as an introduction to this popular edition by D.H. Lawrence

      [Paris : Edward Titus] : Privately printed, 1929. 1st Edition in this form (2nd authorised edition). Physical description: viii, 365p ; 19cm. Notes: Second authorized edition: the Author&#39;s Unabridged Popular Edition. The novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the Orioli Press in Florence in 1928, and was almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers. Lawrence had always intended to release a cheap version, and was spurred on to do so by the appearance of the unauthorized copies. In 1929 he approached Edward Titus and negotiated an edition to be sold at 60 francs, with a new introduction regarding the pirated printings entitled My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. Highly uncommon in the original wrappers. Good copy, edges worn. Surface split along spine cover. Text block intact. Black vignette to front cover. Lacks original spine title label. Light tanning around the page margins. This unique and rare copy remains quite well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Courts of the Morning. A Richard Hannay novel

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1929, 1929. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.405 + [8]. advertisements. Publisher&#39;s light blue cloth (also issued in green cloth) with title and trim printed in black, map endpapers. In original pictorial dust-wrapper. Some offset browning to flyleaves, bookseller ticket (from Glasgow, somewhat appropriately). Jacket has one small chip to head of spine, otherwise fine. A striking example. A dramatic series of adventures which take place against the backdrop of a small South American Republic that has fallen under the spell of a ruthless Dictator. The fifth novel to feature Buchan&#39;s most enduring character, the adventurous government agent (Sir) Richard Hannay. In this episode, attention shifts to Sandy Arbuthnot, Hannay&#39;s old ally who previously appeared in the &#39;The Thirty Nine Steps&#39; and &#39;Greenmantle&#39;. Buchan&#39;s famous adventurer was one of the fore-runners to James Bond; [author Ian Fleming] "was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as Richard Hannay" [Gilbert, p.616]. Blanchard. See also Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4.

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer [8 volumes complete]

      Stratford Upon Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press. 1929. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Cloth backed boards with paper spine labels bearing titles, labels a little darkened, spine ends and a few corners bumped, a little light foxing to the prelims of most volumes else internally clean and bright, mostly unopened, No.145 of an edition of 375 sets, medieval style illustrations after those found in early editions of Chaucer. , 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        The Woodcut An Annual. (Dustjacket cover title: The Woodcut No. III. Edition de Luxe.)

      London.: The Fleuron Limited.. 1929.. Black and white full page woodcuts, 78pp, 11 3/8 x 8 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). Original decorative dustjacket, a bit worn with some modest paper loss. The volume itself is in very good to fine condition, with only the very slightest sunning to the tips of the spine. Contents clean and bright. This is volume III of the Edition de Luxe: with limitation statement "Of this Special Edition The Woodcut: An Annual there have been printed on hand-made paper eighty copies, of which seventy-five are for sale. This is No. 22." The volume was printed at the Curwen Press, Plaistow London. A signed wood-engraving by John Nash entitled "The Two Tugs" is featured as the frontispiece. Contents include an appreciation of Nash&#146;s wood engravings by W. A. Thorpe. Other studies include Wood and Metal in the Invention of Printing by Victor Scholderer; German Woodcut Lettering by Julius Rodenberg; A Glossary of Common Terms Used in Xylograpy. There is an illustrated feature entitled Fourteen Contemporary Woodcuts with full page plates of the work of Gwendolen Raverat, Grace Rogers, Tirzah Garwood, Eric Jones, Gertrude Hermes, W. Morgan, Hans Andre, Vladimir Favorski, Andrej Gontcharoff, Yefmin Minin, Nicholas Brummer, Franz M. Jansen, Aristide Maillol and J. Franken. The front end paper in the lower right corner is inscribed in pencil "H.F. Wentz." Wentz was an artist and educator instrumental in promoting the Oregon (USA) regionalist movement in the early decades of the twentieth century. .

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        Psalmau Dafydd Yn Ol William Morgan 1588

      Monmouthshire: Gwasg Gregynnog, 1929 Red niger morocco spine and red buckram corner pieces, 5 raised bands, outlined in blind, gilt spine titling, blue silk headbands, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut. Internally signed on paste-down of lower cover, NO names or inscriptions, some light foxing to ep&#39;s, title page in which the tile page is framed in a decorative foliate border, decorative wood engraved openings and initials designed and cut by HW Bray, text printed in red, blue and black. Number 212 of an edition of 225. 189 pp. Some minor spotting to the front and rear blank pages. Probably the most collected of the Welsh Gregynogs. (Harrop 14/190)

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        Falcons of France A tale of youth and the air

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Printing ("Published September, 1929"). Tall 8vo: [10],332pp, with four full-color illustrations by A. Vimnère. Publisher&#39;s sky-blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in red, top edge stained red, bottom edge untrimmed; in pictorial dust jacket priced $2.50. Just about Fine (Boston bookseller&#39;s ticket to bottom inner edge of front fly leaf; short, closed edge tear just touching text on p. 331), square, tight and almost impossibly fresh; Near Fine or better jacket, spine panel slightly faded, very minor edge-wear. From the authors of, among many others, the Bounty trilogy, The Hurricane and Botany Bay, a lightly fictionalized account of their service in the famed Lafayette Flying Corps during the First World War. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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      London: Jonathan Cape, 1929 First Edition, First Issue with the anti-war passage on page 290 & Sassoon Poem on pages 341 - 343 present. 8vo, pp. 448. Publisher&#39;s salmon pink cloth gilt, frontispiece, 7 illustrations. Original cream coloured pictorial dustwrapper printed in black designed by Len Lye and with a photograph of Graves by Alfred Cracknell. A fine fresh, excellent copy; the passages in question being an unauthorized transcription of a poem from Sassoon to Graves, which were subsequently removed at Sassoon&#39;s request. [Higginson A32a.]. 1st Edition. Illus. by Len Lye, Alfred Cracknell.

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        Good-Bye to All That. An Autobiography

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1929. Octavo. Original salmon cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Top edge a little darkened, very small tear to the cloth at head of spine. A superb copy in excellent condition, in the chipped jacket. First edition, first impression. first issue, with the infamous Sassoon poem extant, page 290 in its original state and without the erratum. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The book printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This was done and a second issue produced with asterisks marking where the passages had been. Ironically these honest, fearful and touching lines are some of the best Sassoon ever wrote. As for Graves - of all the thousands of books written about the Great War none have achieved the lasting fame of this brilliant account written by a major author at the height of his powers. Connolly included the book in his list of 100 key books of the Modern Movement noting the peculiar genius of an author to transform autobiography into art.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Scribner's Seal is present on the copyright page. There is no disclaimer on page X. First issue jacket with the heroine's name misspelled, Katharine Barclay instead of Catherine Barkley. {ref: Hannemann A8a, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good, clean black cloth boards with gold paper labels at the front board and at the spine, minor rubbing at the label on the spine, shelf wear at the edges, lightly paper hinged at the front endpage, minor biopredation at the fore-edge of the first few pages, minor spots throughout, previous owner's decorative bookplate at the front endpaper, two small bumps at the front board. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, first issue jacket priced at $2.50 with the misspelled heroine's name at the front flap, jacket split at the spine and held together with a protective mylar cover, darkening at the rear panel, chipping and shelf wear at the edges.

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        47 Photographs of Mid-Atlantic Woodland and Shorebirds

      (Delaware / New Jersey). [circa 1929 - 1958]. A collection of 47 mounted photographs by the New Jersey-based photographer Benjamin Hiatt: 46 black & white prints, ranging in size from approximately 8" x 10" to 11" x 14", and one 8" x 10" color print. All are tipped onto artists boards, with some additionally in mat frames, most are Signed and captioned in pencil. A near fine group that features many beautiful close-up shots of wild birds in flight, on the surf, and at their nests: the Snowy Egret, Brown Pelican, Laughing Gull, Black Skimmer, and Piping Plover. Also a series of rare close-up portraits taken in the late 1920s, of a Spotted Ground-thrush and a Great Horned Owl at their nests, and another small set of coastline images. Just over half appear to have been taken in the 1950s in the vicinity of Tuckerton Bay on New Jersey&#39;s Atlantic Coast and the nearby Bass River State Forest. The rest, dating back to the 1920s, were taken in the vicinity of Sparta, New Jersey, near the Delaware Water Gap, and Delaware City, Delaware. These include three prints of a Spotted Ground-thrush perched on its nest, five prints of Great Horned Owls, and two dramatic prints of a Brown Pelican: standing at ease high up in a large nest, gazing directly at the camera; and in flight. All 47 photographs capture Hiatt&#39;s "ambition to photograph wild birds at home," which he first described in "A Study of Great Horned Owls in the Delaware City Heronry," published in a 1929 issue of the ornithological journal, Cassinia. He also published accounts of his important sightings in New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida in The Auk. A fine representative collection of Hiatt&#39;s best prints spanning a thirty year period. .

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        Die Great Western Häfen. Great Western Railway Company und ihre Häfen

      Hamburg ? 1929 - 158 S. zahlr. Abb. + eingekl. Karten Buch ist in altersgemäßem Zustand, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, Einband etwas berieben, 158 S. zahlr. Abb. + eingekl. Karten Deutsch 900g

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        The American Mercury A Monthly Review 1924-29 First 6 Years Complete Volume I [1] to XVIII [18] Nos 1-72

      New York: Alfred A Knopf , 1929. First 6 years of The American Mercury Monthly Magazine, bound into 18 volumes, (3 per year, 4 issues per volume), running from issue 1 in January 1924 to issue 72 in December 1929. Each volume of 3 issues has 510 pages plus one page of information on the authors and an additional page giving an index to the volume. Dark brown cloth covers with blindstamped gilt titles (much of the gilt has worn off but the blindstamping remains), marbled endpapers, red page edges, ribbon bookmarks (some detached, one missing). Volume 12 (Sep-Dec 1926) has a 3cm tear to the front top spine joint, a 15mm by 5cm chip to the fore edge of the front stuckdown (cloth cover showing underneath) and weakness to the binding of the first 3 pages (still attached), so is only in good condition. There is additional minor rubbing to some corners and edges of other volumes and slight unevenness to the colour of the covers, volume XVIII has some small white spots on the front cover. Internally there is a little light age spotting to outer pages, volume VII has a 2cm closed tear in the top margin of the first page, but the books are otherwise in very good condition. Numerous photographs available.. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929

      New York: American Art Galleries, 1929 This is a very good copy of the original catalog for the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, which has been bound in dark gray cloth, with red and gilt title label on the spine. The original green and gilt printed catalog cover bound in. Completely clean outside. Inside covers generally clean, but a few marks to front cover lower left, and one page with old tape repairs. This repaired page has a plate on each side (no.570-71), and the repairs are on either side of the photograph just touching its&#39; border. A few pages have very faint tan streaks on them, possibly from the binding process. Also a few abrasions to texts. Otherwise very clean and fresh. Preface. Short texts introduce the sections. Texts by George S. McKearin, Andrew Varick Stout, Louis Guerineau Meyers and E.T.H. 926 works in the exhibition. All reproduced in black & white photographs. This historic exhibition was held at the American Art Galleries in New York from September 25th to October 9, 1929. 10 1/2" high X 7 1/2" wide. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        EINHEITLICHEN FELDTHEORIE VON A. EINSTEIN. Sonderabdruck aus den Sitzungsberichten der Preussischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften Phys.-Math Klasse 1929

      Berlin: Verlag Der Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1929. An important offprint, first edition. With mathematical formulas in text. Small folio, in the original orange off-print paper wrappers printed in black on both covers. 8 pp. Very fine, nearly as new. A RARE AND IMPORTANT OFFPRINT. EINHEITLICHEN FELDTHEORIE, which means "A Coherent Theory of the Electro-Magnetic Field" and is the title of a five-page paper of highest mathematical formulae which Relativist Albert Einstein worked on for ten years. His report is a purely mathematical extension of the general theory of relativity to include gravitational and electromagnetic phenomena. His relativity theory, which he phrased within only three printed pages, made time & space the creator of matter. When this paper on the Unified Field Theory was published, it was a headline story in the newspapers. Few, if any people, understood the complex mathematics, but many were fascinated by the thought that Einstein had possibly came up with a new theory, expanding on "General Relativity", and unifying the fundamental forces of nature. It is considered Einstein&#39;s last important scientific work (Weil #165). "In 1928, [Einstein] embarked on a new approach to a unified field theory... involving what he called &#39;distant parallelism&#39;... By early 1929 he had solved the main problems involved in writing down field equations for his unified field theory. On the day of official publication of the third of a formidably technical series of nine articles on the theory... excited headlines appeared in foreign newspapers throughout the world... In this frenzied, unscientific atmosphere, Einstein&#39;s new theory was hailed in the press as an outstanding scientific advance. Yet Einstein had stated in his article that this was still tentative; and soon he found he had to abandon it" (Hoffmann/Dukas, &#39;&#39;Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel&#39;&#39; (1972) pp. 225-226)

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929 First Edition of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone and the first Lieutenant Valcour mystery, a French-Canadian detective attached to the NYPD. A near fine copy in black cloth, red titles, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper, showing light overall use, a thumbnail chip to the crown of the spine, minor chip at the heel and some old tape reinforcement on the verso. 8vo. 288 pp. Adapted into the 1931 film with William Boyd. A sterling copy.. 1st Edition.

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        SPANISCHE KÖPFE. BILDER AUS KASTILIEN, ARAGONIEN UND ANDALUSIEN Text by Felix Urabayen, J. Garcia Mercadal, José Maria Salaverría, J. Muñoz San Román.

      Berlin/Wien/Zürich: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1929. First ed. Ortiz Echagüe, José. 4to., 31 pp., plus 80 full-page b&w photos. Cloth-backed paper over boards with gilt illustration of a Spanish hat on the upper board. Moderate foxing to the edges of the text leaves. A very good copy in the rarely found illustrated dw with chipping at the corners of the front panel and moderate soiling on the rear panel. Ortiz Echagüe (1886-1980), was a renowned Spanish photographer and engineer; he employed the Fresson process, manufacturing his own paper, which he called Carbondir (carbon direct). His subjects were Spanish landscapes, villages and people. The dust wrapper for this book is very scarce, with this being only the second one we have owned in thirty-five years.

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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1929. First Edition. First State of the text, meeting all requisite points. Octavo (20cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine and front panel; dustjacket; 626pp. A few very faint stains to the boards, with minor offset to pastedowns and endpapers; Very Good+ to Near Fine. The First Issue dustjacket is unclipped, with a few very shallow chips to the edges and cornertips, and light wear overall; Very Good+. An attractive, unrestored copy of Wolfe&#39;s first novel. Housed in a custom slipcase.

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        KIF An Unvarnished History

      New York, NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1929. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Good. Size=5.5"x7.5. (full book description) D. Appleton & Co., New York, NY, 1929. 1st Ed. (U.S.) 1st Printing, Fine-/Good+, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x7.5", 353pgs. Gordon Daviot was one of the pseudonyms of Scottish author Elizabeth MacIntosh best known for her mystery novels. Author&#39;s first novel. 1/2" chip & 1/4" x 1/2" chip DJ head of spine, 1/4" one bottom fore-edge, 1-1/2" DJ tear top fore-edge, top page ends just slightly dulled, cloth very slightly nicked head of spine, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. In SCARCE DJ. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1929.. First edition. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. In excellent condition with some wear to the spine and spine tips. Overall, a pleasing copy of this literary highspot.

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