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        Poems 1886-1929

      1929. first edition. One of 525 Sets Signed By the AuthorIn Publisher's Full Morocco BindingKIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929. London: Macmillan & Co., 1929. First edition, limited to 525 copies signed by the author, this being copy no. 404. Three tall octavo volumes. [4, blank], xviii, 395, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [5, blank]; [4, blank], xxii, 367, [1, colophon], [4, blank]; [4, blank], xxi, [1, blank], 354, [1, colophon], [3, blank] pp., printed on hand-made paper. Title pages printed in black and red. Frontispiece portrait to Volume I.Publisher's original full crimson polished morocco, raised bands, gilt-lettered compartments, gilt dentelles. (The American edition was issued in cloth). Top edge gilt. Publisher's original printed dust jackets over original glassine wraps. Marbled endpapers. In the publisher's original (lightly scuffed) box with printed title label and set number in autograph. A very fine set. Housed in a quarter morocco solander case."Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, to a British family. When he was five years old, he was taken to England to begin his education, where he suffered deep feelings of abandonment and confusion after a pampered lifestyle as a colonial. He returned to India at the age of seventeen to work as a journalist and editor for the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore. Kipling published his first collection of verse, Departmental Ditties and Other Verses, in 1886 and his first collection of stories, Plain Tales from the Hills, in 1888."In the early 1890s some of his poems were published in William Ernest Henley's National Observer and later collected in to Barrack-Room Ballads (1892), an immensely popular collection which contained 'Gunga Din' and 'Mandalay.' In 1892 Kipling married and moved to Vermont, where he published the two Jungle Books and began work on Kim. He returned to England with his family in 1896 and published another novel, Captains Courageous. Kipling visited South Africa during the Boer War, editing a newspaper there and writing the Just-So Stories. Kim, Kipling's most successful novel (and his last), appeared in 1901. The Kipling family moved to Sussex permanently in 1902, and he devoted the rest of his life to writing poetry and short stories, including his most famous poem, 'If—'. He died on January 18, 1936; his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey" (Poets Organization).According to critic Douglas Kerr, "He is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognized as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."Kipling was, purportedly, offered the post of Poet Laureate of Britain but declined the honor. He did, however, accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.Stewart 574.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929.. [16],261pp., plus illustrations and maps. Frontis. Original gilt cloth, t.e.g. Slight abrasion on spine cloth, else a fine copy. Inscribed by Haley on the front free endpaper to the noted Texas bookman, Al Lowman: "For Al Lowman this book, one page of which resulted in over ten million dollars in libel suits - fortunately won by the defendants, the XIT people, and J. Evetts Haley. Aug. 8, 1965." Haley's first book, and a foundation work on ranching in the Panhandle. Shortly after publication Haley was sued for libel by members of the Spikes family, who alleged that comments made in chapter eight were damaging. These and other connected suits caused this first edition to be withdrawn from sale. Inscribed copies of this book are scarce. ADAMS HERD 969. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 894. SIX SCORE 54. GRAFF 1718. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 82. HOWES H39, "aa." VANDALE 82. ROBINSON 3. DOBIE, p.104.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes. with signed Holmes card

      1929. Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. The Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes. Arranged, With Introductory Notes, by Alfred Lief. With a Foreword by Kirchwey. New York: The Vanguard Press, [1929]. Frontispiece. xviii, 314 pp. Cloth very good in moderately worn dust jacket protected in mylar. Owner bookplate (of W.H.Morrow Jr.) to front pastedown, card inscribed by Holmes tipped-in to half-title. Spotting to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. * First edition, third printing. The card reads: Washington DC/ December 6, 1931/ Respectfully Yours/ Oliver Wendell Holmes. Bookplate on front pastedown of W.H.Morrow Jr. "The whole range of Holmes' penetrating analysis of public problems is here. And as always, the substance is enhanced by the fine flavor of the form.": The New York Times, November 29, 1931 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 1093.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Venetian Houses and Details

      New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1929. deep red cloth with gilt titles and ornamentation. only flaw to book is a wrinkle to the rear endpaper, a binder's flaw. dustjacket is lightly rubbed, age-toned, with light edgewear, some small chips, and sunned spine. predominately photos, sketches and plans, with minimal text. a fabulous comprehensive treatment - doors, ceilings, iron work, houses, palaces, ornaments, urns, villas, farm buildings, stairs, balconies, loggias, facades, windows, Gothic, ballustratdes. 168pp. * NOTE, due to the large size and weight of this book - shipment out of the US will require significant extra postage, totalling $38USD to countries served by USPS Priority Mail *. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Milliway's Books]
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        Elia and the Last Essays of Elia

      Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1929 2 Volumes. Bound in grey buckram with gilt spine titling, rounded edges. Internally No inscriptions. Volume 1, Elia, (vii), [1], 265 pp, [2]. Volume 2, The Last Essays of Elia, (vii), [1], 219 pp, [2]. 11 wood engraved head and tail pieces by HW Bray adapted from prints in the collection of Edward J Finch. 230*155mm, an edition of 285. (Harrop 17)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        EXPOSICION DE CODICES MINIADOS ESPAÑOLES. (Sociedad Españolas de Amigos del Arte)

      - Madrid/Barcelona, Casa Miquel-Rius, 1929, folio piel, VI+257 págs.+2 h.+85 láminas. Edición numerada de 1200 ejemplares en papel hilo

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra]
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        Ladies and Gents

      The Century Company New York (1929) - First Edition. Novel of a young woman, the daughter of two circus acrobats, who escapes her fate as a tattooed lady, and makes her way as a dancer on Broadway and a life on Park Avenue. Near Fine with wear to boards at corners, in a Good Plus dustjacket, with inch by 2 1/2 inch chip to top edge of rear panel, dime sized chip to lower front panel corner, ÒOffice File CopyÓ stamped in black to rear panel of dustjacket and top page edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Catalogue of Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate and Decorations and OrdersÊ

      London:: Country Life,, 1929.. First edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (32 x 29cm). Unpaginated. Prelims and description of 880 exhibits, Index. 81 b/w photographic illusts of 880 exhibits, printed to one side only on coated calendar paper. Half vellum over blue cloth, gilt, trifle marked. Top edge gilt. Others [of the textblock] uncut [the Plates being cut and finished straight]. Marbled endpapers. Dealer's marks in pencil, including a price to the title page. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm square. A handsome, Near Fine copy. An exhibition held at 25 Park Lane, London, in 1929. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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      Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, 8 x 6 inches. Tipped to board. SIGNED in pencil on the mat by the photographer (circa 1929 - 1930). Framed in a wood and Plexiglas frame. In fine condition. A slight variant of this image appears in ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL, page 182 of the limited edition of the book.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        VIES IMAGINAIRES. Compositions de George Barbier. Gravées sur bois par Pierre Bouchet

      [Paris]: Le Livre Contemporain, 1929. Limited to 120 copies, this being No. 8., and with an illustrated dinner menu added. Engraved pictorial colour half-title, frontispiece, numerous engraved colour illustrations, and full-page color plates. 4to, bound in very fine livres d’artiste binding of full wine-red morocco by Marius Michel, gilt and black stamped in a modern deco-styled geometric line pattern in an all-over design seemingly transcending both covers and the spine, the spine additionally gilt lettered, fine silk end-leaves, gilt ruled wide turn-ins, all edges gilt, in a slipcase of red marbled boards trimmed in morocco. xii, 180, (6) pp. + Illustrated dinner menu for 26 Juin 1929. A very fine copy, the binding only showing a touch of wear along the hinges but very beautiful and impressive nevertheless, the book is pristine. AN ART DECO MASTERPIECE, LIMITED TO ONLY 120 COPIES. In a superb binding by Michel. Barbier was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. In the mid-1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Follies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine. The “Imaginary Lives” written by French Symbolist writer Marcel Schwob are brought to life by 14 exquisite full page plates and numerous in-text vignettes and rubrication, engraved from Barbier’s original drawings by Pierre Bouchet and printed in fine colour by F. L. Schmied. The “Lives” include tales of well-known figures such as Petrone, Lucretia, Captain Kidd, Pocahontas and Walter Kennedy, all of whom are captured in modern spirit in beautiful Art Deco compositions. There are 22 “Lives” in all.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      Paris: L'Intermediare Du Bibliophile, 1929. Original Wraps. Contents loose as issued in original printed wrappers with glassine overwrapper. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Chimot, Edouard. 258 pages. Folio, 33.5 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 294 of 300 (of a total of 325) on Papier de Rives, inscribed and signed by Edouard Chimot. 16 colored engravings by Chimot. The Greek goddess of love born as legend has it when Cronus cut of Uranus' testicles, threw them into the sea, and from which arose Aphrodite in the roiling sea. Clean, fresh copy, wide text margins, spine slightly toned.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Classical Journal (221 issues from 1929-1945)

      George Banta Publishing Co, Menasha, WI. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Journal Collection of 221 issues of the Classical Journal dating from 1929-1945. Covers topics in Ancient classics through Medieval literature. All issues are very clean, tight and crisp without tears and showing minimal shelf wear. Freight on board shipping for this collection. Total weight of collection is around 80 pounds. Freight will be at cost. & & "PUBLISHED BY THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDDLE WEST AND SOUTH WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND AND THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PACIFIC STATES."& & "There can be no doubt whatsoever that a concerted attack is being made not only on the classics, but also on all old-line subjects which require concentrated effort over a long period, and in so doing build character." Size: 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Item Type: Journal. All issues are free of marks. Bindings are tight, covers and spines are fully intact. Each issue has clean edges. All issues are not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 027721. .

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        Physiologie de la boxe.

      Paris, H. Floury, 1929. - In-folio, VII-107p. Edition de luxe numérotée 1/111 exemplaires sur papier vélin de Rives [tirage total: 242 exemplaires]. Illustré de 60 lithographies en noir de Luc-Albert Moreau. Avant-propos de Henry de Montherlant. Le très bel étui est malheureusement fendu (mais sans manque). Intérieur de première fraicheur. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui illustré.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The Escaped Cock

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black. Colour frontispiece and illustrations in the text by the author. Boston University Libraries sticker to front pastedown, browning to the front endleaves, stains to backstrip but a very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of 450 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front [Signed] [Im Westen nichts Neues]

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good +. An about Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, of this famed war novel (lightly cocked and with a lean to the left, topstain faded, slight spotting to the boards, cloth shows some fading at the edges and differential coloring to the rear board), in a Very Good + dust jacket (minor edge wear and a few small closed tears), SIGNED BY ERICH REMARQUE on the half-title and there inscribed by him as follows: "with all my good wishes - / Erich Remarque". The book's title is taken from the Germans' common war dispatch "Im Westen nichts Neues" which, literally translated to English, means "Nothing New in the West" (referring, of course, to the War front). Remarque, himself a World War I veteran, uses the character of Paul Baumer, a young German enlistee, to vividly render the effects, both physical and psychological, of the war's intense combat. Published in Germany as "Im Westen nichts Neues" (during November and December, 1928 in the newspaper Vossische Zeitung and then in 1929 in book form), the novel was instant runaway success, selling 100,000 copies in the first two weeks after publication and over 400,000 copies in four months. Upon translation to English in 1929, the UK edition sold so well that five large separate editions were quickly issued. Altogether, during its first eighteen months in print, translations were made into over 25 languages and over 2.5 million copies were sold. The book served as the basis for the 1930 Lewis Milestone film of the same name starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander and won the Oscar for Outstanding Production (i.e. Best Picture), the first nonmusical, all-talking film to win that coveted award, as well as that for Directing. The novel was then banned and burned in Nazi Germany. Given the novel's outstanding success and the celebrity status it created for Remarque, one would expect to find plenty of signed copies. However, in fact, signed copies of the book are about as scarce as hen's teeth. Furthermore, this copy has an excellent Provenance, having come from the Estate of decorated Naval veteran and noted Actor Douglas Fairbanks, whose bookplate resides on the book's front free endpaper. Altogether a Very Good copy of Erich Maria Remarque's best and most popular novel, SIGNED AND GENERICALLY INSCRIBED BY ERICH REMARQUE. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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      - Ilustrada. Publicada sob a direcção de da Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. Com a colaboração dos senhores Dr. Afonso Lopes Vieira, Dr. Agostinho Campos, Dr. Fidelino de Figueiredo, Dr. Fortunato de Almeida, Henrique Lopes de Mendonça, Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho, Dr. José de Figueiredo, Dr. José Joaquim Nunes, Dr. José Leite de Vasconcelos, Dr. José Pereira Tavares, Dr. Manuel Oliveira Ramos, Dr. José Bensabat Amzalak, e Dr. Reinaldo dos Santos. Aillaud e Bertrand. Paris e Lisboa. S/d [1929-1942]. Obra em 4 volumes. De 32x25 cm. Com 387, 386, 353 e 378 pags. Encadernações editoriais inteiras de pele (carneira natural) estampada com ferros decorativos a seco e a ouro. Profusamente ilustrado com fotogravuras e fac-similes de frontispícios. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-B-27

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1929].. Small folio. Gilt cloth. Frontis portrait and 49 plates. Bookplate on front pastedown, a few stray marks and rubs to cloth, but very good or better, without slipcase. First edition of the first substantial monograph on Steichen, with Sandburg's 60+ page prefatory essay on his life and work. One of 925 numbered copies, signed by Steichen and Sandburg. The plates are high quality half- tone reproductions produced via the Knudsen Process, closely approximating photogravures in terms of quality.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      1929. 1. NICHOLSON,WILLIAM. THE PIRATE TWINS. Lond: Faber and Faber [1929]. Oblong 8vo (10 x 7 3/8"), pictorial boards, covers very slightly dusty else fine. SPECIAL EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 60 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NICHOLSON! This is now a classic book about which Eyre says "a gay,witty, imaginative effort that was one of the most successful British children's books printed in color"(p.41). It was also successful in the United Statess with the striking color lithographs capturing the fancy of young and old alike. (See also Bader p.60- 61). This is a beautiful copy of the very rare limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Book of Blokes

      [London: Faber & Faber:, 1929]. Octavo. Original black and white pictorial boards. In a black cloth solander case. Original crayon drawing to page 15 and 29 illustrations printed in red, black, and green and coloured in by hand by the illustrator. Contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Very lightly rubbed and toned, faint spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 numbered copies coloured by hand and with an original drawing of a bloke on page 15 by the illustrator, and signed by Nicholson on the verso of the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original fashion art, black and white ink on paper, inscribed in lower margin: "Sketch. Submitted for the Saks Trade Mark. Concours of 'The Rennaisance' / Paris [1]929."

      Paris (?), ca. 1929. (FASHION) Image 10 x 7-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 17 x 14-1/2 inches overall. . . Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport. In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: The Mandrake Press, 1929.. Large octavo. Gilt green cloth. Light rubbing to lower edges, trace of usual tan offset to endsheets delimited by the jacket flaps, otherwise a near fine, bright copy, in the pictorial Beresford Egan dust jacket, which betrays a trace of sunning to the spine panel, and some thin old internal tape reinforcement along the crown and at the tips of the flap folds. First edition. One of 2500 copies printed. Crowley's quite readable roman a clef, written ca. 1917, and fueling some of its fire with idealized fictionalizations of incidents and venom associated with Crowley's feud with MacGregor Mathers. NCBEL IV:1036. BLEILER, p.53.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      London: Mandrake Press, 1929. Beresford Egan dust Jacket shows aging, with chipping to extremities, loss to upperspine title. Still 98% complete. The books gold gilt spine extremely bright and clean, as are the green boards. The page edges a bit dusty, and the fore edge has two spots. The previous owner attached an old auction catalog description of this particular copy to the front board endpaper. Internally clean and crisp. Binding very tight, and seemingly unread. A VeryGood+ copy in a VeryGood DustJacket.. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Gates Past Books]
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        The Works

      London/New York: Duckworth/Brentano's,, 1929. Introduction by Arthur Waley. Biographical Memoir by Osbert Sitwell. 5 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spines gilt. Frontispiece to each volume. Bookplate of John Elliot to each pastedown, bookseller's tickets to rear pastedowns. Bindings a little marked, spines tanned, bubbling to lower board of volume III, contents lightly toned, tape mark to front pastedown of volume I. A very good set. First collected edition, one of a limited edition of 235 numbered sets printed on Abbey Mills paper. The texts are those of the first editions, except for Odette, which from the first separate illustrated edition of 1916. Two versions of chapter 4, part II, of Inclinations are printed consecutively, with the second version published here for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. One of his best novels, a semi-autobiographical work set in WWI. A bright close to near fine copy with some minor soiling to the foredge of a few pages in a very good plus dust jacket with some small chips to the top of the spine and to the top front corner a few small edge tears and a small shallow stain at the base of the spine. Still, a very nice copy of this classic.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 First edition, first issue (lacking disclaimer) in the first issue jacket. Near fine with bright gold labels, a few small bumps; in an attractive example of the dust jacket with some light wear to the spine ends and corners, a few small tears and light rubbing, else very good or better.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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 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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        A Farewell To Arms

      NY: Scribners, 1929. First edition, first state, without disclaimer on page x. Hard cover in original cloth with publisher's paper labels. Published NY: Scribners, 1929, first printing. 8vo., black cloth with gold labels and black titles. Front fly leaf lacking, some toning to pastedowns from the boards, minor scuff to rear cover, light rub to the extremities, else very good, clean, unmarked, straight and tight, with publisher's labels very good. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. ONE OF 485 COPIES on paper. (There were also 15 copies printed on vellum.). Hardcover. 318 x 203 mm (12 1/2 x 8"). Four volumes. ONE OF 485 COPIES on paper. (There were also 15 copies printed on vellum.). Original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt titling, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In a very fine matching morocco folding box, the back modelled to resemble the four spines. One full-page engraving, 35 half-page engravings and MORE THAN 500 OFTEN WHIMSICAL AND ALWAYS APPEALING WOOD-ENGRAVED BORDERS (mostly historiated, some repeats), the illustrations all BY ERIC GILL; red and blue initials. Chanticleer 63; Gill 281; Cave & Manson 63 and pp. 53-55. The spines with the inevitable variation in color (but with much less of a contrast than is normally seen), the usual rubbing to lower corners (with very slight losses), otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, IMMACULATE INTERNALLY. Founded in 1920 with the intention to print fine editions of important well-known books as well as new literary works of merit from young authors, the Golden Cockerel Press was purchased in 1924 by the illustrator and wood-engraver Robert Gibbings. "Under his direction," says Cave, the press was "transformed into the principal vehicle for the renaissance of wood-engraved book illustration that took place in the years between the wars." In addition to doing wood engravings himself, Gibbings employed a stable of eminent artists including, among others, Eric Gill, John Nash, John Farleigh, David Jones, Eric Ravilious, and Blair Hughes-Stanton. The present item is an unusually well-preserved copy of one of the three great Golden Cockerel Press books (the others are the "Four Gospels" and "Troilus and Criseyde"). It was produced at a time when the name "Golden Cockerel" was of considerable interest, not just in the private press world, but in the general popular culture as well. As Cave & Manson says, "The production of the Chaucer was regarded as a literary event, and was well reported in the press." When the book was completed, "there were notices in papers as different as the 'Liverpool Post,' the 'Glasgow Daily Recorder,' and the 'Chicago Evening Post' [as well as] reviews in magazines ranging from the 'Bookman' or the 'Spectator' to the 'Studio' and the 'Connoisseur.'" Although reviews were not entirely favorable (some critics were put off by what were deemed to be "inappropriate" illustrations), the book was very profitable, grossing some £14,000 for the Press. Apart from the buzz it generated as a cultural event, Gill's "Tales," for which the artist is said to have engraved some 160 blocks, is one of the best examples in modern fine press work of the successful collaboration of text, decoration, and typography. It is also an item more and more difficult to find in fine condition, as the bindings are very frequently spotted and with poorly matched color.

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      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. 318 x 191 mm (12 1/2 x 7 1/2"). Single column, 28 lines of text in Caslon O. F. type. In a custom-made blue cloth chemise and matching folding box with silver titling on spine. Each page with woodcut border decoration by Eric Gill. Chanticleer 63. A few vague, trivial creases to the vellum, but fine, fresh specimens. This group includes three leaves with borders on both recto and verso. The decorations (front and back) and the text passages are: Physick 546 and 529 (child peeping / man waving eight-leaf spray), Sampson and Hercules; Physick 511 and 532 (woman and ape / spray of 12 triple-lobed leaves), hymn to Venus; and Physick 531 and 544 (youth blowing kiss / child crawling at foot of spray), description of the temple of Venus.

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        Ulysse (Ulysses) Paris 1929

      Maison des Amis du Livre - Adrienne Monnier 1929. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. no 771 of limitation of 875 "sur alfa verge" (of a total limitation of 1000). Translated in to French by Auguste Morel and Stuart Gilbert. Original publisher's wrappers, chip to head of spine and several closed tears to spine professionally repaired - see photo. pp870. Very clean and bright internally.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

      London: George G. Harrap, 1929. Hardcover. Orig. full vellum, gilt front cover and spine lettering. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Rackham, Arthur. 231 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Limited edition copy 56 of 575, signed by Rackham. Twelve color plates, twenty-two black and white illustrations, and pictorial endpapers in gray and white. This was the second book Rackham illustrated for Harrap, and the signed, limited editions were in great demand. Rackham noted, "There is such a fashion for publishing only limited editions that my books are in a rather curious position. The ordinary editions do not sell so large a number as of old, & the limiteds are vastly over-applied for..." [see: Hamilton, "Arthur Rackham"], p142. LATTIMORE & HASKELL p.65. Fresh, crisp copy; plates and text clean and bright, slight toning to backstrip.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Projects in Design Sculpture and Architecture

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. First edition, 1929, hardcover, squarish quarto, unpaginated, illustrated in b&w. Book VG+ with some light general soil, binding tight, previous owner's signature to front flyleaf, otherwise text is clean bright and unmarked. No DJ. Stanislaw Szukalski (1893–1987) was a Polish-born painter and sculptor. He also developed the pseudoscientific-historical theory of Zermatism, positing that all human culture was derived from post- deluge Easter Island and that mankind was locked in an eternal struggle with the Sons of Yeti ("Yetinsyny"), the offspring of Yeti and humans. He illustrated this theory in his works.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929-1930. Two quarto volumes. 276; 262pp. One of 1,000 copies printed by Harry Crosby in several colors. Illustrated with fourteen full-page illustrations by Alastair. Translated into English by Ernest Dowson. Bound in printed wrappers, covered in glassine. Very good and unopened, with light foxing to edges and chipped glassine on both volumes. Volume Two is split along spine, with minor loss to foot of spine. Lacking slipcases.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        White Buildings [Inscribed by Crane]

      NY: Horace Liveright, 1929. Hardcover. Very good. Second Printing, A fine copy in publisher's batik boards and near fine jacket that shows just the lightest wear at the extremities and just a touch of sunning to the spine. Inscribed and signed by Crane on the front free endpaper: For/--/with kindest regards-/from/ Hart Crane/ 10/8/29. Books signed or inscribed by Crane are thin on the ground as he committed suicide in 1932.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        The Flax of Dream. Complete in four volumes comprising 'The Beautiful Years', 'Dandelion Days', 'The Dream of Fair Women' and 'The Pathway'

      Faber, London 1929-1931 and Jonathan Cape, London 1931. Four volume uniform set, each volume numbered and signed by the author and limited to just 200 copies. Hand-made paper. Buckram boards, gilt lettered at spines and upper boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Buckram at spines of two volumes very lightly faded. An exceptionally clean and bright set of an increasingly scarce sequence, with hardly a sign of the browning or spotting which usually affects the endpapers. No dust wrappers, as issued.. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Histoire Des Institutions Politiques De L'Ancienne France *6 Volumes Complete*

      Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1929. Hardcover. Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. (full book description) Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1929. Good, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", FRENCH TEXT. Original brown leather spines with 5 raised ribs & dark brown/gold lettering, leather spine label, brown marbled boards, color marbled endpapers, speckled page ends. Shelfwear at top fore-edges of Vol. leather frayed Vol. 2 foot of spine, Vol. 3 leather gluemended along rear spine edge, leather frayed Vol. 4 head of spine, Vol.5 front spine edge leather tear, 2" gluemended leather tear at Vol. 6. top front spine edge & 3 small leather scrapes, all page ends browned. Contents age toned mostly at margins, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Hard to find complete set. Volume 1- La Gaule Romaine Volume 2- L'Invasion Germanique Volume 3- La Monarchie Franque Volume 4- L'Alleu Et Le Domaine Rural Volume 5- Les Orinines Du Systeme Feodal Volume 6 - Transformations De La Royaute 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller -]
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        Engravings by Eric Gill: 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. First edition. Hardcover. From an edition of 490 copies this is one of only 80 copies on Batchelor handmade paper. Includes 97 of the 104 loose plates in the folder in back. The loose plates are all in about near fine condition. An about very good copy with page 89 very neatly excised otherwise an internally clean copy with vellum spine somewhat soiled and black cloth boards with some wear to the edge of the front board and corners. Without dust jacket as issued but also missing the slipcase. Despite the litany of flaws this is still a presentable copy of a very beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      New York: Henry Holt, (1929). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Second printing of Crane A9. SIGNED by Frost on the title page for Jeanette Brooks with the famous first line from "Mending Wall": "Something there is that doesn't love a wall." Laid in is an original silver print photograph, 2-3/4" x 4-1/2", of a middle- aged Frost in a suit standing before an evergreen tree.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE DAIN CURSE (Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: Knopf, 1929. Hammett, Dashiell. THE DAIN CURSE. New York: Knopf, 1929. FIRST EDITION of the author's second book. 8vo. A VERY GOOD copy (very slightly finger-soiled on the outer hinges and back cover but generally unworn) in an eye-appealing NEAR FINE original priced ($2.00) dust jacket (expertly restored by a master conservator). Superb PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author (ten days prior to publication) on the front flyleaf: To Raoul and Prudence Whitfield, this thing of no/doubtful/great importance. Dashiell Hammett. July 9, 1929." The words "No," "doubtful," and "great" are bracketed so the recipients can "choose" their adjective. An association copy of spectacular desirability. Raoul Whitfield was a fellow BLACK MASK pulp mystery author (300 published short stories and two novels) whom Hammett routinely met at bars in New York and San Francisco to discuss stories and career moves; his wife Prudence (who used to sit at these bars drinking while the men talked) became Hammett's lover (see Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 ed. Richard Layman, Counterpoint Press, 2001). Pru Whitfield had a tempestuous relationship with Hammett for an unknown number of years which later evolved into a lifelong friendship -- while Hammett was in the army, he wrote over 75 letters to her which confirms their closeness (these letters sold at Sotheby's in 1980).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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      London: Heinemann, 1929 Spectacular First edition of Greene's first novel. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered gilt. A fine fresh copy in an exceptional dustwrapper. Certainly one of the finest available on the market. Wobbe A2. The title for THE MAN WITHIN (1929) was taken from Sir Thomas Browne's (1605-1682) "There's another man within me that's angry with me." The film version of the book, starring Michael Redgrave & Richard Attenborough, was made in 1947.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Man Within

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine very slightly faded but an excellent copy in the somewhat sunned dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Greene's first novel, preceded only by a slim volume of poetry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. With Illustrations by William Nicholson. EDITION LIMITED TO 350 SIGNED COPIES

      Faber, [1929]. 8vo., First Illustrated, Signed, Limited Edition, with title-vignette, 7 plates in brown, black and grey (original tissue guards present), several decorations in the text, and pictorial endpapers in red; full ivory vellum, boards illustrated in red and lettered in black, backstrip letttered in black, gilt top, uncut, covers very lightly age-soiled as usual else a near fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 350 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 265). Printed at the Chiswick Press. Sassoon signs in green ink; Nicholson in pencil. Keynes, A30e. . Catalogs: siegfried sassoon.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        COMMERCIAL ART New Series 1926-1929 (volumes 1-7 inclusive)

      London: The Studio Limited, 1929. A fine set of 7 volumes, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Matching contemporary brown cloth binding with gilt lettering, very good with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, bookplate of F. Joerin to the front paste-downs otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good set of 7 volumes.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 4to (21 x 28cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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