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        ASHANTI LAW AND CONSTITUTION

      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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        Pansies

      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

      [Bookseller: Albatross Books]
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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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        AFFICHE PLM : MARSEILLE POINT DE DEPART DE LA CÔTE D'AZUR

      - Date : 1929 Dimensions : 63x100cm Imp : L. Serre & Cie, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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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

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        SZUKALSKI - PROJECTS IN DESIGN

      (SZUKALSKI, STANISLAW). Szukalski, Stanislaw & Roger A. Crane. SZUKALSKI - PROJECTS IN DESIGN. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1929. First Edition. Large 4to. Gilt Embossed Buckram. Artist Monograph. Good +/No Jacket. np (ca. 200pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. Full edge gilt with decorative endpapers. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the massive 1929 monograph on the noted idiosyncratic Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski. An internally most handsome copy whose gilt edges and cover embossing are still bright. The blue buckram covers show some wear and small scratches, mild bumps to the foredge tips, and some grime and slight discoloration along the spine. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 021384&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        The Man Who Mastered Time

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. . Fine. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition bound in original red cloth with black lettering. 8vo si ze, 351 pages. Book is fine, Binding & lettering are bright & clean In side is clean, tight & unmarked . In a VG+ dj that has some tiny frays &/or shallow chips at the edges which have been stabilized by a piece of clear tape on the verso. The four-color pictorial dust jacket repr oduces a color painting by Allen St. John on the front panel. A classi c time travel novel. .

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        Tanar of Pellucidar - 1st Edition

      New York: Metropolitan Books Publishers. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1929. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/First Printing, dark blue cloth with black lettering in Very Good+ condition, lightly rubbed extremities in Very Good-, lightly spine-sunned dust-jacket with moderate edgewear and chipping. Zeuschner 520 ; Tanar, that gallant adventurer of Edgar Rice Burrough enters into startling exploits. The Pellucidar is in the hollow center of the earth, a world of savage men and pre-historic beasts. Here dwell the Buried People, here is the Land of the Awful Shadow, here the Korsar pirates terrorize the sea-coast towns .

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        Dark Star

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1929). First. First edition. Corners rubbed, else a very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. Copy number 11 of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author, as well as additionally Signed on the limitation page by actress Mary Pickford, and by the book's dedicatee, Frances Marion. Author's first book, basis for the George Hill film Min and Bill, with a screenplay by Frances Marion and Marion Jackson and featuring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery in their first foray as an unlikely romantic duo. Dressler won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Min over fellow nominees Irene Dunne, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, and Ann Harding. The Dressler-Beery partnership proved so appealing that they were reunited three years later in both Tugboat Annie and Dinner at Eight. Lorna Moon bore a son out of wedlock to director William DeMille, with the child being raised by Cecil B. DeMille. After the child was born, Moon was in dire straits and her close friends Marion and Pickford helped to get the book published, and successfully pushed to have the film made, although Moon died soon afterward. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        NORTH OF BOSTON

      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.

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        Original Drawings for The Fox and the Stork

      (Moscow, 1929). Six pen-and-ink drawings colored with watercolor, with an expressionistic look, each measuring 7 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches. These delicate, stylized illustrations are tinted with shades of orange, purple, and green. The first drawing has the title and illustrator’s name, Ausbrey, below it in Russian. The images recount La Fontaine’s fable of getting one’s just deserts: the fox exasperates the stork by offering her food in a plate, which, with his long beak, the stork cannot eat. However, the stork retaliates by offering the fox a drink from a narrow, long-necked vessel. Attractive and unique illustrations for a book never published. Two have paperclip marks to edge, else fine, mounted without adhesive in a paper portfolio.

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        The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

      Boston: Riverside Press, 1929. Seven octavo volumes. One of 500 large paper copies. Includes illustrations from photographs of Tennyson's country by Charles S. Olcott, as well as a portrait of the author. Introduction by Henry Van Dyke. ALs by Tennyson tipped-in to preliminary leaf. A lovely set bound in full red morocco with delicate, gilt-stamped filigree work to panels and spines; inner dentelles gilt, endpapers marbled. Very slight toning to spines, some light rubbing to raised bands of spines, else fine. Red ribbon bookmarks. T.e.g.

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        [Catalog]: Werkstatt Hablik Lindemann

      Itzehoe, Holstein: Werkstatt Hablik Lindemann. [1929]. First. First edition. Decorated printed wrappers. (62)pp. Tipped-in photographic illustrations. Light age-toning, and soiling, near fine. A wonderful German arts-and-crafts catalog concentrating on, but not limited to, fabric design. One tipped-in illustration lacking, but it looks as if it was never affixed. Laid in is a small, colorful handbill for the important 1929 Leipziger Fruhjahrsmesse at the Grassi-Museum. .

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        The Vicar of Wakefield (Signed)

      London: George G. Harrap, (1929). Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Arthur Rackham. Full vellum, gilt. No. 447 of 775 copies signed by Rackham. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. 12 mounted color plates. Boards yawning slightly, light soil, else a fine copy. Very slight soil else a fine copy. Latimore & Haskell, p. 65.

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        Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company. 1929. First. First edition. With letters of protest by G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. Self-wrappers as issued. Mostly unopened. A tiny chip at one corner of the front wrap else very near fine. Prospectus for the book laid in. Contributors include Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Victor Llona, Robert McAlmon, Thomas McGreevy, Elliot Paul, John Rodker, Robert Sage, and William Carlos Williams. Beckett's contribution is his first appearance in print. A tribute to James Joyce that also contains brief quotations from Work in Progress, including text which was not later incorporated into Finnegans Wake. The "Letters of Protest" are reputed to have been written by Joyce himself. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dark Star

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1929). First. First edition. Owner name, fine in beautiful, very near fine dustwrapper with a little light wear and fading at the spine. Laid in is a postcard order form for the book. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author, as well as additionally signed on the limitation page by actress Mary Pickford, and by the book's dedicatee, Frances Marion. Author's first book, basis for the George Hill film Min and Bill, with a screenplay by Frances Marion and Marion Jackson and featuring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery in their first foray as an unlikely romantic duo. Dressler won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Min over fellow nominees Irene Dunne, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, and Ann Harding. The Dressler-Beery partnership proved so appealing that they were reunited three years later in both Tugboat Annie and Dinner at Eight. Lorna Moon bore a son out of wedlock to director William DeMille, with the child being raised by Cecil B. DeMille. This copy was purchased from the library of the son, Richard DeMille. After the child was born, Moon was in dire straits and her close friends Marion and Pickford helped to get the book published, and successfully pushed to have the film made, although Moon died soon afterward. Rare, and an important association copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1929. First. First edition. Spine lettering worn but readable, a very good copy in worn, good only first issue dustwrapper (with the Wolfe portrait on the rear panel) lacking the bottom couple inches of the spine, with several other modest chips and tears, and several internal tape repairs. This copy is Inscribed by the author: "To Fidelia E. Stark with warmest thanks. Thomas Wolfe Oct 30, 1929." Also laid in is a four-page carbon manuscript (folded, small breaks at the folds, else near fine), unsigned, but almost certainly by Maxwell Perkins, dated April 17, 1929 entitled "Selling Points: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe." The "Selling Points," in the third person, recounts the editorial process in detail, and enumerates the literary wonderment of the book. A modern classic, the author's first book, and generally considered his major achievement, a breathtaking autobiographical novel. An inscribed copy, with an intriguing manuscript account of the birth of the novel. .

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        THE MURAL PAINTING OF EL 'AMARNEH

      LONDON THE EGYPT EXPLORATION SOCIETY 1929 - FIRST EDITION, FOLIO, pp xi, 21 PLATES, INCLUDING 8 IN COLOUR, TISSUES GUARDS, BOUND IN HALF BUCKRAM OVER CARD. THE F.G. NEWTON MEMORIAL VOLUME. A FINE COPY STILL IN THE SHIPPING BOX. POSTAGE AT COST. A SCARCE WORK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POETS, FAREWELL!

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a slightly darkened, Near Fine dustwrapper with minor edgewear. Wilson's first volume of poetry, here INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Marion and John Amen/This little sheaf of woodland/pipings from a wayward muse,/From Edmund Wilson/October 44." The beginning of Wilson's longtime friendship with John Amen, who would eventually become his tax lawyer and executor, dates to 1919. Wilson married his second wife, Margaret Canby, in Washington, DC at the home of Amen, then Assistant Attorney General of the United States. That marriage, of course, would end tragically with Margaret's death two years later after falling down stairs. Amen was the second husband of Marion Cleveland Dell, the daughter of former President Grover Cleveland. A scarce book to find signed, let alone with such a fine association.

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        Cap au nord *

      Éditions de la Baconnière, Neuchâtel 12.12.1929. - Broché 26 x 17, couverture décorée rempliée. 8 reproductions des pointes sèches d'Edmon Bille. Tout à fait mystérieux, même pour l'éditeur consulté, qu'on en juge:- sans les estampes originales accompagnant habituellement les exemplaires sur Hollande (des pointes sèches, ce qui est un comble pour ce périple maritime) mais avec l'indication des 8 pointes sèches de l'auteur au titre, curieusement reformulée en "8 gravures d'après les pointes sèches de l'auteur". Ceci prête pour le moins à confusion et est inadéquat car à y regarder de plus près et à la loupe, on s'aperçoit que les reproductions sont tramées.- avec la reproductions desdites estampes contrecollées sur le Hollande (par laquelle l'auteur-artiste transita) et non pas tirées à pleine page sur le papier satiné de l'édition sur Alfa (qu'Edmon Bille, qui est le pseudonyme transparent d'Edmond Bille, ne traversa pas).- absence de la mention imprimée "EXEMPLAIRE No" à la justification.Signalons enfin un tampon sur la page de garde "Club des loisirs du 3ème âge, La Béroche" qui en rien ne nous a servi à résoudre notre énigme.Jusqu'à preuve du contraire, exemplaire unique.Pour un ordinaire multiple, suffit de demander. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Exemplaire réimposé sur Hollande, comme les 28 de tête avec estampes et avant 2000 Alfa.

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        The Sound and the Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, black and white patterned paper boards. Fine in a near fine entirely unrestored first issue dust jacket with Humanity Uprooted priced at $3.00 on the rear panel with just a touch of fading to the spine panel. Petersen A6.2a. Brucolli & Clark I:121. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A sterling copy of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. The book suggests Joyce in its technique and the Russians— perhaps Dostoyevsky— in its theme. Fundamentally it owes little to any individual or to any school: it stands alone as a unique and startling conception" (from the front flap). "I am in awe of Faulkner's Benjy, James's Maisie, Flaubert's Emma, Melville's Pip, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein—each of us can extend the list. . . . I am interested in what prompts and makes possible this process of entering what one is estranged from" (Toni Morrison).

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        FORTY FINE LADIES

      Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1929. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil. Very good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 250 copies. White vellum spine, burgundy cloth, gilt titles. Large format. B/w and two tone illustrations. Top edge gilt. Verses to do with fox-hunting which have appeared in Punch previously . SIGNED by the author and illustrator. Copy 15 of 250. Gilt title to spine faded. Corners worn. Couple of small white marks to front cover. Contents fine. Overall a lovely copy. [S]

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        Magick in theory and practice by the Master Therion (Aleister Crowley)

      [Paris]: [Lecram Press], 1929. subscriber's edition. Hardcover. Subscriber’s edition. (“Published for subscribers only” printed at the bottom of the title page). Tall 8vo. pp. XXXIV, 436. Bound in publisher’s maroon buckram cloth. No dust-jacket. The bottom corner tip of the front cover is bumped; an almost imperceptible fade line is present on the inner rear cover (running parallel to the spine). The binding is otherwise fresh. A small name and date are written in the upper corner of the inside front cover. The front and rear fly-leaves are age-toned. Interior pages are generally clean. A miniscule spot is present in the top margin of the final two leaves. This is Aleister Crowley’s famous work describing his system of ceremonial magic (magick). In 1929 the work first appeared in four installments with individual wrappers. The book was then issued in the same year as a single volume [here offered] with the line “printed for subscribers only” at the bottom of the title page.

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        Film Photos Wie Noch Nie

      Giessen: Kindt & Bucher Verlag (1929) - 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. Near fine in a near fine jacket, which has been unobtrusively restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        China: Mother of Gardens

      Boston: The Stratford Company, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition with map and 61 illustrations from Photographs taken by the author. A few tiny nicks to boards, but a sound clean copy in dustwrapper that has a nickel-sized chip to the top edge of the rear flap and some light creases to front corner. Despite these flaws, a superb copy of a book not often found in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        SOBRE LOS ANGELES (1927 - 1928).

      Compañía Ibero-Americana de Publicaciones,, Madrid 1929 - Size: 14x20. 181pp. 1h. Cubiertas reforzadas y algo manoseadas. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Girl from Woolworths

      EFRUS & BENNETT, NY 1929 - General shelf wear, tanned spine, slightly cocked spine, slightly worn extremities, previous owner's name on front endpaper, title page is significantly tanned but doesn't look like foxing, first few endpages and frontispiece has a red color transferred to the very edge of the page (Possible water damage or soiled but doesn't effect text or illustration). Else, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1929 EDITION: 226 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Those Were the Days

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1929. The Day's Play; The Holiday Round; Once A Week; The Sunny Side. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Lower corner bumped, spine faded and a little rolled. A very good copy in the rubbed, tanned, creased, and chipped jacket First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Peter Hammen now he is old, with love from A. A. Milne. Dec 20th, 1929". This volume is the first collected edition of four of Milne's novels, The Day's Play, The Holiday Round, Once A Week, and The Sunny Side. Scarce signed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BIZNES ("Business. Collection of the Literary Section of Constructivists"). First Edition

      Moscow: GIZ, 1929. Various authors. Editors: Kornely Zelinskiy and Ilia Sel'vinskiy. Text in Russian. Softcover. 260 pp. Cover: letterpress photomontage by Alexander Rodchenko. 2000 copies only. One of most famous Rodchenko's photomontages. Reproduced in MOMA Collection (see p. 213), "Oblozhka (The Cover)" (see p. 113), and other sources. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Moonchild. A Prologue

      London: The Mandrake Press, 1929., 1929. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. vii, 335. Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and double rules to spine, white endpapers. Original dust jacket printed in black, blue and yellow. Near fine book with ink initials to the beginning of Chapter I and occasional marginal lines or ticks in pencil. Beresford Egan's stunning dust jacket has chips to corners and one or two closed tears. Old tape reinforcement to reverse at head and tail of spine and the fold of the front flap. Colours remain bright; the spine hardly faded at all. Crowley's second published novel; an entertaining tale of rival magickal lodges with numerous, often derogatory, thinly disguised pen portratis of colleagues, friends and enemies. d'Arch Smith: Books of the Beast [pp. 31-32]; Yorke [51]

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        La montagna bolognese del medio evo.

      Subject: (Appennino). Bologna, Zanichelli, 1929, 8vo br. pp. 494 con 14 tav. f.t. La, non comune, edizione originale.

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        David Golder

      Paris, Grasset, Coll. Pour mon plaisir 1929 - Livre d'occasion 22 x 17,7 cm, demi-maroquin fauve à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et auteur dorés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (rel. signée Manuel Gérard), 240 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Condition : Edition originale du sulfureux second roman de l'auteure qui la rendit célèbre et fut adapté à l'écran en 1931 par Julien Duvivier. L'un des exemplaires réimposés dans le format in-4° téllière, parmi ceux-ci, l'un des 31 ex. imprimés sur vélin d'Arches (après 3 ex. sur Japon et 15 ex. sur Montval et avant 112 vélin pur fil). Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. 270g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Red Harvest

      Knopf, 1929. 1st ed, 1st printing. Hardcover. A small loan library stamp on last page and on title page, an erasure on 1st page of text which has worn thru and left 2 small holes, else a Near FINE+ bright tight copy.

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        Noisy Nora: An Almost True Story

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929. 1929 hardcover first edition, no jacket. Pictorial front board. Size: 16mo (6.25" tall). Pink pebbled cloth with bluestamped lettering. Pictorial color plate affixed to inset on the front board. Pictorial endpapers. Pictured, told, and (hand)printed by Hugh Lofting. Unpaginated. 52 pages, with color and b&w text illustrations. Color frontis illustration. Solid book with fairly bright boards and small corner bumps. Moderate soiling to front and rear boards. Previous owner's small namesticker at top of half-title page. Bright text with occasional minor soiling. One leaf of text has creasing and small edge-chipping. Good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Baumgartner Books]
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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Herausgegeben mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf

      Berlin, Wasmuth, 1929.. XVII, 1 Bl. Mit 120 Tafeln. OLwd. Heidtmann 7239. - Titelauflage (verso Titel als 2. Aufl. bezeichnet) der undatierten, 1928 erschienenen Erstauflage. Sehr gutes Exemplar der Ikone der Makrofotografie!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Ornitologia Italiana.

      Subject: (Ornitologia). Milano, Hoepli, 1929, in-8vo grande, legatura originale tutta tela con copertina illustrata a colori su fondo grigio, con cofanetto in cartoncino, pp. CLII-1046 con 586 figure n.t. e 36 tavole a colori f.t. (Ceresoli, 60). Stato di nuovo.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        A History of Magic and Experimental Science During the First Thirteen Centuries of Our Era, Vol. I & II. 14th & 15th Centuries, Vol. III & IV; 16th Century Vol 5 & 6; 17th Century, Vol 7 & 8. 8 Volume Set, Complete

      Macmillan AND Columbia University Press The 8 volume set. Vol. 1 & 2 published by Macmillan, 1929, the 2nd corrected edition. 835 pp, 1036 pp. Vol. 3 & 4 published by Columbia Univ, 1934, 1st edition, 827 pp, 767 pp. Vol. 5 & 6, Columbia Univ., 1941, 1st edition, 695 pp (hinges cracking slightly), 766 pp. Vol. 7 Columbia Univ, 1956, 1st edition, 695 pp (rear hinge cracked) and Vol. 8 Columbia Univ, 1958, 1st edition 808 pp. Indexes and bibliographies. First two volumes are slightly smaller, bound in dark green library buckram. The Columbia Univ. Press volumes are uniform size, some bound in dark blue and some in dark green cloth with gilt ruling. Condition is good. Normal library impedimenta, library tape covering spine numbers, interior pockets removed, Some rubbing and moderate wear to edges, otherwise clean and sound. A scarce full set, all first editions except the first two volumes. Thorndike, an Amercan historian of medieval science and alchemy, spent 40 years laboring on this great work which spans the period from early Christianity through early modern Europe to the end of the 17th century. A HEAVY set, will require additional shipping. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: Greekdrama Books]
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        Set of Four Enamel Plaques

      (Birmingham, England). Four colored enamels on copper, measuring 3 5/8 inches square, depicting scenes from the book of Genesis: "The Death of Abel," "The Brazen Serpent," "The Sacrifice of Isaac," and "The Angel of Passover." The enamels are executed in both subtle and vibrant tones against deep blue and green backgrounds. Great attention is paid to the shading of fabrics and the angel's wings, and to the flowers and foliage that accent the backgrounds. According to Glennys Wild, in "The Gaskins as Craftsmen," That Arthur should become interested in enamel is no surprise. His illustrations were linear, literary and narrative. His forte was as a draughtsman." Although Arthur and Georgie Gaskin incorporated enamels into their jewelry and metalwork, these plaques are one of very few recorded examples of Arthur Gaskin employing enamels in a pictorial manner. The plaques were a special commission, intended to become part of the decoration on a case for the Doves Press Bible. The project was planned by Gaskin and Laurence Hodson, but never completed. Nonetheless, Hodson considered these enamel plaques the finest Gaskin did, according to Wild, and they were exhibited as works of art in their own right. Hodson was an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts who was particularly interested in the Arts & Crafts movement and the modern private presses of his day. He was also a supporter and close friend of the Gaskins. Included with the enamels are drafts or copies of two autograph letters from Hodson to F. C. Raines Smith, Esq., of the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, dated March and May 1929. In the letters, Hodson corrects several mistakes in the catalogue for the Memorial Exhibition of Gaskin's work at the Museum and Gallery in 1929. The gravest error was committed in the description of the four enamels, which mistakenly stated that the plaques were intended for Gustave Doré's Bible, instead of for the Doves Bible. Offended, Hodson writes, "The vision of Arthur Gaskin & me poring over the Gustave Doré in rapt admiration, & discussing how worthily to house such a treasure, does credit to some naïve fancy!" The enamels are wrapped in plum-colored velveteen, and housed in envelopes with titles hand-written by Hodson. All are in very fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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