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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Harrap edition in deluxe publisher's binding

      London George G. Harrap & Company Ltd 1929. VG : in very good condition. School prize plate to front pastedown. Gilt school insignia to rear board. Corners bumped and sm. mark to rear board. Half-title page browned. Teg Reprint Leather cover with decorative Rackham illustration to front inlaid in gilt and colour leathers 232pp :: 12 full page colour illustrations; additional b/w illustrations :: 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8") :: In deluxe publisher's binding

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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'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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      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: Crossroad Books]
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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.

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

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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'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's request. [Higginson A32a.]. 1st Edition. Illus. by Len Lye, Alfred Cracknell.

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        Oeuvres complètes.

      Paris, NRF (nouvelle revue française), in-octavo, 1929-1936. Exemplaire numéroté sur "Chiffon de Bruges". 18 volumes complete. Uncut in publisher`s printed wrappers. Sewn as issued. In original glassine wrappers, missing on one volume and pieces missing on most of the others. A fine set. 23 x 14 cm.. A la recherche du temps perdu : Du côté de chez Swann. (2 vols.), A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. (3 vols.), Le côté de Germantes. (3 vols.), Sodome et Gomorrhe. (2 vols.), La prisonnière. (2 vols.), Albertine disparue. Le temps retrouvé (2 vols.). Pastiches et melanges. Les plaisirs et les jours. Chroniques

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        Muldoon the Solid Man of Sport: His Amazing Story as Related for the First Time by Him to his Friend Edward Van Every

      Frederick A. Stokes New York: Frederick A. Stokes. 1929. First. First edition, presentation issue. Foreword by Jack Dempsey. A bit of foxing to preliminary pages, small hole where a cancel sheet has been added, else fine in a fresh, very good or better dustwrapper (that is price-clipped, possibly as intended for this issue) with a modest compound tear on the front panel. Apparently a special issue of the book, with a tipped-in cancel page following the title page with a statement by Muldoon mentioning that his 85th birthday is being celebrated in conjunction with two worthy causes -- the Marshall Stillman Movement and the Children's Village, and below this statement, Signed by William Muldoon and dated in November of 1929. Autobiography of one of the fathers of American boxing. Copies in jacket are exceptionally uncommon, signed copies are rare. .

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        Die psychoanalytische Bewegung. Erster Jahrgang, Heft 1 Mai/Juni 1929 bis Fünfter Jahrgang 1933 Heft 6 in fünf Bänden (=alles erschienene).

      "Gr. 8°, 392, 618, 576, 574 und 558 Seiten. Originalhalbledereinbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Besonders hervorzuheben sind als kleine Auswabl folgende Beiträge: Thomas Mann: Die Stellung Freuds in der modernen Geistesgeschichte (l. J g. Heft l. Erstdruck! Arnold Zweig: Freud und der Mensch (l.J g. Heft 2. Erstdruck,) ! Wilhelm Jensen: Drei unveröffentlichte Briefe an Sigm. Freud (l. Jg. Heft 3). Mit einer schönen Tafel, die einen der Briefe im Faksimile zeigt. Jensen äußert sich ausführlich zu Freuds Interpretation seines Romans in der Gradiva-Studie!, W. Muschjg: Die Psychoanalyse als Rivalin der literaturwissenschaft (2. Jg. Heft 2 . Erstdruck) ! Sonderheft ""Psychoanalytische Biographik"" .(2. Jg. Heft 4) mit u. a. erstmaliger Gesamtdarstellung aller Veränderungen der bis dato acht Auflagen der Traumdeutung! Themenheft Goethepreis (2. Jg. Heft 5) mit den bei den Erstdrucken von Sigm. Freud ""Brief an Dr. Alfons Paquet"" und ""Ansprache im Frankfurter Goethe Haus"" (Meyer-Palmedo! Fichtner 1930d und 1930e sowie Nr. 256 des Kataloges der Ausstellung im Freud-Haus) ! Sonderheft ""Schweiz"" (4. Jg. Heft 4) mit Beiträgen von Sarasin, Kielbolz, Pfister, Bebn-Eschenburg, Zulliger und Blum. Sonderheft ""Psycboanalyse der Politik"" mit Beiträgen von Schottlaender, Laforque, Fromm, Wittels, Staub und Grant Duff. Vollständiges Exemplar in dekorativem Verlagseinbänden , bis auf das erste Heft ohne die Umschläge aber mit den nur diesen Bänden beigegebenen Inhaltsverzeichnissen. Lediglich der erste Band im Vergleich etwas stärker ausgeblichen, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe. "

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        U. A. M. Union des Artistes Modernes.

      Paris: Charles Moreau, (1929). Pierre Lièvre,(introduction). Photographies de Thérèse Bonney, Chevojon, Giraudon, l'Illustration, Marc Vaux, Rep, Sonia, Salaün, Ventujol. (6),24 pl.,(6 ads) pp. + slip "Changements d`adresses:". Bound with the original wrappers preserved in a modern professional half-cloth binding. Lower edge of textblock slightly bumped. 32,5 x 25 cm.. Le premier Salon de l'Union des Artistes Modernes se tiendra en Juin 1930 au Pavillon de Marsan, 107, Rie de Rivoli - Palais du Louvre. 24 héliogravures imprimées en bistre représentant des oeuvres de Burkhalter, Chareau, Delaunay, Fouquet, René Herbst, Legrain, Mallet-Stevens, Miklos, Prouvé, dont certains figureront dans la première exposition de l'U.A.M. en 1930. The first publication by the recently founded U.A.M., illustrated with plates printed in sepia

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        Atomteori og Naturbeskrivelse. 3 Artikler med en indledende Oversigt.

      Copenhagen, Bianco Lunas, 1929. Royal 8vo. Bound with the original wrappers and the original back-strip in a fine half morocco binding with gilt lettering to spine (Signed "Ole Olsen 1978 Co´libri"). An exceptionally fine copy. 76 pp.. First edition of this collection of three articles translated into Danish and appearing as thus for the first time. Inscribed by Bohr (signed "the author") on the title-page: "Hr. Assistent cand. mag. V. Thorsen / med venlig Hilsen / fra Forfatteren". The work constitutes the first Danish translations of the present three articles: "Atomic Theory and Mechanics" (1925, Rosenfeld 33), "The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory" (1928, Rosenfeld 37), and "Wirkungsquantum und Naturbeschreibung", (1929, Rosenfeld 39), here published together for the first time under the title "Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature" and with an introductory overview. The present collection of articles, translated into Danish, Bohr's mother tongue, constitutes an important insight into Bohr's thought and fundamental views on atomic theory and nature. The work, as it is here, has been elected as the Bohr-entry in the official list of Danish canonic literature, which collects the most important literary contributions to Danish culture. This is the only Bohr-item on the list. (see: Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography No. 40

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        Die Tepler deutsche Bibel des 14. Jahrhunderts. (Herausgegeben von) Alois Benrt.

      4°. 83 S. Mit 5 ganzseitigen signierten Originallithographien von Joseph Hegenbarth sowie zum Teil goldgeprägten Vignetten von O. Kletzl. Originalganzpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und blind- und goldgeprägter Deckelverzierung sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. "Der dritte Band der Böhmerland-Drucke." - Nr. 20/25 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe A (neben 50 der Ausgabe B und 525 der Ausgabe C). - Hier im seltenen Ganzpergamentband. - Einband schwach fleckig. Selten.

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        Faust. Eine Tragödie.

      Folio. 80 n.n. Blätter. Mit farb- und, goldgehöhtem Titel, Initialen, Randleisten und enigen Textillustrationen in Gold und Farbe. Späterer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt, roten Deckelbezügen mit goldgeprägtem Deckelmedaillon und Schutzschuber. (sign. J. Stemmle, Zürich). Nr. 544 der Auflage B. Nr. 200 - 600 auf Papier der Papierfabrik Biberist. Die ersten 200 Exemplare wurden auf Pergamentpapier gedruckt. - Faksimilierte Handschrift im Lichtdruck nach dem 1920 geschaffenen Original des Hamburger Schreibkünstlers Johann Holtz (1875 - 1944). Entgegen dem Druckvermerk vom Künstler nicht signiert. Wahrscheinlich ein Archivexemplar der Papierfabrik Biberist das laut einer beiliegenden Karte 1974 durch die Biber Papier AG überreicht wurde. Einer der eindrücklichsten und aufwändigsten bibliophilen Drucke nach einer kalligraphischen Vorlage des 20. Jahrhunderts in deutschen Sprachraum. - Schuber mit Lichtrand. Rücken verblasst. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Can't Get a Red Bird (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers 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.

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        Shadows of the Sun (Second Series)

      The Black Sun Press Paris: The Black Sun Press. 1929. First. First edition. French folded printed wrappers and original unprinted glassine. Glassine shows a little age-toning and edgewear, else fine. Limitation statement states this is "one of 44 nunbered [sic] copies." This copy is not nunbered, or numbered, for that matter. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pp on one 4to sheet of stationery, Florence, Italy, Nov. 14, 1927

      Very Good. He writes to his sister-in-law, Else, about Beethoven, republication of his own works and comments on life in Florence. "Many thanks for the Beethoven letters - arrived today - not a literary man - & always in love with somebody - or thought he was - & in the flesh wasn't. But how German! - I mean the way he really wasn't...they want to publish one of my books next year & asks which I would suggest. I think I shall suggest Woman Who Rode Away, & The Princess (from the English St. Mawr) & a third story you haven't yet seen, 'None of That'...Or would you suggest one of the novels - The Lost Girl or Aaron's Rod...Only we'll keep back The Plumed Serpent & offer it translated to another firm for 1929....It has rained a bit here, but is sunny again...the country is full of colour, vines yellow, olives blue, pine very green. It is Monday, so the fusillade...shooting little birds is quieter - it makes me so mad...." He mentions that he is coughing less and will probably go to Florence Thursday. "There's a queer sort of unease in the air - as if the wrong sort of spirits were flying abroad in the unseen ether - but it may be my imagination...." He mentions his wife Freida and then his own writing. "I am dabbling at my poems, getting them ready for the 'Collected Poems'...I feel sort of uncertain & unstuck...." He signs with initials, "D.H.L." The literary references to Lawrence's own works including his work on his collected poems are exceptional, as is the comment, at the outset, about Beethoven's love life. A fine letter rich in literary reference.

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      [London: Privately Printed], June 1929.. Original limp gray-blue leather over boards, lettered in gilt, ruled in blue, with gilt Phoenix on lower board, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Portrait frontis. Bookplate on front pastedown, binding somewhat dust marked, verso of terminal blank a bit dust smudged, otherwise a very good copy in custom cloth slipcase and chemise. Deluxe issue of the definitive edition, limited to fifty copies printed on vellum finish paper, and signed by Lawrence, in addition to 500 ordinary copies. Lawrence arranged for the publication of this edition, published by subscription, with a colophon attributing the printing to P.R. Stephensen. ROBERTS A47d.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Medizinische, naturwissenschaftliche und philosophische Schriften. I. Abteilung in 14 Bdn.. (mit den meist fehlenden Bd. 15 der II. Abt.).

      8°, je Fronti., ca 400 S., einige Abb., OLwd. geprägt. (Bd. 15 HLwd.), Deckel minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar. 1. Bd.: Früheste Schriften ums Jahr 1520 verfaßt. 2. Bd.: Frühe Schriften zur Heilmittellehre (Arzneistoffe und Heilquellen) zur Begründung der tartarischen Lehre in der Pathologie, samt dem 6., 7. und 9. Buche in der Arznei, über tertarische, psychische Krankheiten und Kontrakturen. Geschrieben 1525 u. '26 im südwestlichen Deutschland. 3. Bd.: Drei Prinzipien, Spiritus vitae, Mineralien, Cemente, Gradationen, Archidoxen und Zugehöriges, Vita longa, Praeparationes, Brief an Erasmus, Macerscholien, Krankheitstypen usw. Aus den Jahren 1526 und Anfang 1527, (Faksimile vom Erasmusbrief). 4.Bd.: Vorlesungen des Sommers 1527 zu Basel: De Gradibus, von Apostemen, Geschwären, offnen Schäden etc., vom Aderlaß, Modus pharmacandi, Aphorismen-Kommentar, De Urinis. 5. Bd.: Baseler Wintervorlesungen 1527/28 über tartarische Erkrankungen, über spezielle Pathologie und Therapie (Paragraphen), über Wunden und Wundbehandlung. Entwürfe zu einer polemisch gehaltenen Chirurgie. 6. Bd.: Aus dem Jahre 1528 (Kolmar im Elsaß), (2 Briefe in Faksimile). 7. Bd.: Die Nürnberger Syphilisschriften und anderes Nürnberger Schriftwerk aus dem Jahre 1529. 8. Bd.: Schriften aus dem Jahre 1530, geschrieben in der Oberpfalz, Regensburg, Bayern und Schwaben. 9. Bd.: "Paramirisches" und anderes Schriftwerk der Jahre 1531-1535 aus der Schweiz und Tirol, (Faksimile einer Handschrift) 10. Bd.: Die große Wundarznei und anderes Schriftwerk des Jahres 1536 aus Schwaben und Bayern. 11. Bd.: Schriftwerk aus den Jahren 1537-1541. 12. Bd.: Astronomia Magna oder die ganze Philosophia sogar der großen und kleinen Welt samt Beiwerk. Erklärung der (Nürnberger) Papstbilder, angeblich des Abtes Joachim von Fiore, (darunter die 30 Papstbilder). 13. Bd.: Schriften unbestimmter Zeit zur Meteorologie, Kleineres, "Philosophia ad Athenienses", "Manualia". 14. Bd.: Das Volumen primum der Philosophia magna. Spuria: Unechte, von Johannes Huser größtenteils für echt gehaltene Schriften unter Hohenheims Namen. Die beste kritische Gesamtausgabe. Die Ausgabe ist chronologisch angelegt; sie beginnt mit Schriften um 1520, beinhaltet die Baseler Vorlesungen von 1527/28, der letzte Band enthält die undatierten Schriften. Jedem Band ist ein Apparat mit textkritischen und sprachlichen Erläuterungen beigegeben"

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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Hrsg. mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf. 2. Aufl.

      Berlin 1929. With 120 b/w plates. 4to. XVII pp. + plates. Publisher's green cloth with title stamped in gilt on frontcover and spine. Name on flyleaf.. As the first edition, published 1928, was in a smaller format, this 2nd edition is considered the most attractive; "Urformen der Kunst" is one of the most influential photographic books ever to have been published, and an icon of macrophotography. Parr & Badger I, pp. 96. "Toward the end of the 1920s, Karl Blossfeldt´s plates, published as URFORMEN DER KUNST, became one of the most-discussed photographic books of the interval between the wars. His plant studies, originally completed with a view to the commercial art classes, fascinated the contemporary Avant-garde, and still influence both conventional and conceptual photographers today" (Hans-Michael Koetzie)

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        Wege zur Raumschiffahrt

      Munich: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. Oberth, Hermann (1894-1989). Wege zur Raumschiffahrt. xi, 431pp. 4 plates. Munich & Berlin: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. 236 x 163 mm. Original cloth, front cover slightly warped. Fine copy. Publisher's blurb for Die M?chkeit der Weltraumfahrt (1928), ed. Willy Ley, tipped to the front free endpaper. Wege zum Raumschiffahrt was the first work to receive the REP-Hirsch International Astronautics Prize, which had been established in 1928 by French rocketry pioneers Robert Esnault-Pelterie and Andr?ouis Hirsch; the prize was awarded annually between 1929 and 1939. The purpose of the prize was to recognize "the best original theoretical or experimental works capable of promoting progress in one of the areas permitting the realization of interstellar navigation or furthering knowledge in a field related to astronautics" (Blosset, p. 11). In the epilogue to his book, Oberth acknowledged its receipt of the REP-Hirsch Prize and expressed his surprise and gratitude that a French organization "would award such a prize to a German . . . It is encouraging to see that science and education are able to bridge national differences" (p. [424]).Oberth's Wege zum Raumschiffahrt began as a doctoral thesis on the rocket in interplanetary space, which he submitted to the University of Heidelberg in 1922. In his thesis Oberth set out to prove four propositions: (1) that the technology of the time permitted the building of machines capable of rising above the earth's atmosphere; (2) that these machines could attain velocities sufficient to prevent their falling back to earth, or even to escape the earth's gravitational pull; (3) that such machines could be built to carry human beings; and (4) that under certain conditions, their manufacture might be profitable. Oberth demonstrated that a rocket can operate in a vacuum and that it can surpass the velocity of its own exhaust; he also pointed out the superiority of liquid fuels in producing maximum exhaust velocity. Oberth's thesis was rejected by the University of Heidelberg, so he published it commercially in 1923 under the title Die Rakete zu den Planetenr?en; a second, slightly enlarged edition appeared in 1925. In the 1929 third edition, which is over four times larger than the first, Oberth "reported most of [his] theories on space travel . . . described manned space travel in detail, proposed the inclined trajectory towards the east for ascending space ships, investigated the relationships between consumption of propellant and gain of energy, commented on most of the errors in the literature of the day concerning rockets, and finally, described an electrostatic space ship" (Oberth, p 136). Oberth dedicated the work to Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou, director and writer respectively of Frau im Mond, one of the world's first serious science fiction films. Oberth had served as a consultant on the film, which was the first to present the basics of rocketry to a mass audience.Some of Oberth's findings were anticipated by those of Goddard and of Tsiolkovsky; however, their work went largely unheralded, while Oberth's was greeted enthusiastically in Germany by a band of devotees that eventually became the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (Society for Space Travel). This in part explains why, when war came in 1939, Germany was able to quickly organize an efficient and competent rocketry research team capable of producing advanced weapons such as the V-2. After the war German rocket technology was transplanted into the United States' rocketry and space programs, greatly enhancing their development. Blosset, "Robert Esnault-Pelterie: Space Pioneer," in Durant & James, First Steps toward Space (1974), pp. 5-21. Oberth, "My Contributions to Astronautics," in ibid., pp. 129-140. Von Braun & Ordway, Hist. Rocketry & Space Travel, pp. 57-59.

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        KIF: An Unvarnished History (Author's First Book Inscribed To Her Father)

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

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        The Sound and The Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929 First USA Edition. First Printing. Original gray ,black and white paper covered boards with a white cloth spine stamped in black and blue grey topstain. With figured endpapers matching the paper boards. 1789 copies of the first editon/first printing issued. The Dust Jacket is the rare variant second issue with the Maurice Hindus title advertised on the back of the Jacket at $3.50, instead of $3.00. Faulkner bibliographers concluded that only 300 copies of this first printing have the variant second state jacket. Very good copy of the book, hinges sound, pages clean, with bookplate to the inside cover, in a very good, bright Dust Jacket, with wear to the top edges and the spine uniformly faded. preservation tape to the inside corners. Housed in a clambshell case. A highspot in modern literature.. First Edition.

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      1929. Goverment of Iraq. MAPS OF IRAQ WITH NOTES FOR VISITORS. Baghdad, London: Goverment of Iraq, 1929. REvised and Enlarded Edition, 1929. Folio. 34pp. Bound in original maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. 8 large folding maps, all required. All printed in 3 colors and produced by the Public Words Department of Iraq. 6th map has one fold with small tears and creases at edges. Head and tail are slightly worn. Includes photo- illustrated frontispiece.

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        Susanna (The Foot Bath)

      New York, 1929. Limited. unbound. Lithograph. Signed in pencil. Image measures 8" x 5.5". Sheet measures 16" x 11.75". Matted with archival corners.This print by Rockwell Kent depicts a woman washing her feet in a river, one leg in the water and the other bent up onto the shore. The background is lush with stylized foliage, and the woman appears to gaze contemplatively at the water in front of her. This image appeared in Kent's 1933 "Rockwellkentiana," and the print is from an edition of 100. It is in good condition with wide margins. It has been professionally matted with archival hinging. Crease in the lower portion of the sheet, not affecting the image. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American realist painter from Tarrytown, New York. Kent spent his life in a variety of places, including Maine, Newfoundland, Alaska, Greenland, and South America. His paintings, lithographs, and woodcuts often portray aspects of a life lived in nature and are collected today by major museums throughout the country. Kent was also a prolific writer and illustrator who produced several books. This print in a beautiful example of his work.

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        Times Square

      1929. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored lithograph. Signed and dated. Image measures 15" x 8.5". Nice view of Times Square. Adriaan Lubbers (1892-1954) was a Dutch born artist, who lived and worked in New York City.

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        Das Münster in Essen

      Fredebeul & Koenen Essen: Fredebeul & Koenen, 1929. Sonderausgabe. Softcover. g. 1/150. Sm. folio. Portfolio. 65pp. booklet plus 82 loose plates housed in clamshell box. The book has cream wrappers with black lettering on cover. Foxing and minor creasing to wraps. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Includes detailed text of the history and architecture of the Münster and a list of description of the plates. The 82 plates are mounted b/w photographs of the cathedrale's interior as well as 2 photos of the exterior. The photos are by Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966), the famous avant-garde photographer of the 1920's and 30's. Clamshell box has black spine with gilt title and copper paper covered boards. Outer bottom edge torn. Corner of upper edge repaired with white tape. Wear to corners of head and tail on spine and edges. Some rubbing and discoloration to box. A beautiful portfolio of this grand cathedrale in the German city of Essen. The first part of the cathedrale was finished in 873 A.D. Text in German by Julius Kauermann. Book and plates in very good, clamshell box in fair condition. Scarce.

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        Spring Long Shore

      [Kent, CT:printed by the Meriden Gravure Company for Rex Brasher Associates, circa 1929-1932]. Quarto. (12 x 9 3/4 inches). 7 sheets (11 x 7 1/2 inches), with integral illustrations (6 after Brasher, 3 after photographs), mounted recto and verso of 4 sheets of larger blue-toned paper. Original card wrappers, illustrated titling to the upper cover, glassine wrapper. A unique off-print, specially prepared by Brasher for the man who shared his dream E. Harold Hugo (1900-1985), or 'Al' as Brasher knew him, started work for Meriden Gravure Company, at 14. By the time he first met Brasher in the late 1920's he was a sales manager for the firm, and during World War II, he became general manager and in 1950 was named a director. He became president in 1969 before retiring in 1975. It is generally acknowledged that his greatest business achievement was to ensure that, under his leadership, the company won international renown for the quality of its work, but, perhaps his greatest individual business decision was to champion Rex Brasher's cause within his firm, a cause that was quickly taken up by company's president, Parker Allen. The company went on to provide (at very favourable rates) the uncoloured gravures that Brasher needed to illustrate his masterwork The Birds and Trees of North America, self-published by Brasher between 1929 and 1932, with 867 plates and numerous other illustrations. Brasher's nephew wrote of this deal: "The compact with Merdiden Gravure officers was altogether heartwarming and inspiring. Here were business men - almost total strangers, indifferent to security of any kind, willing and anxious to help a white- haired man realize a dream. ... It was ... a tribute to Rex. It was a tribute to his work. There could be no other inference. Rex could not help feeling a great flooding surge of satisfaction and new confidence" (M.E. Brasher Rex Brasher Painter of Birds p. 269).The present unique work, warmly inscribed with a small caricature self-portrait by Rex, was evidently intended by him as a small thank you to the salesmanager who became a friend. The text seems to correspond to that found in volume 11 of Rex's larger work (on Warblers, Wagtails, Pipits, etc.): the text which accompanies plates numbered 663-669 includes a narrative with the same title. The illustrated titling to the upper wrapper includes a version of the head-piece vignette on the first page of the text but is probably especially produced for this work. In effect it is a unique off-print, prepared by Brasher for Hugo because he had said how much he admired Rex's lyrical essay on the Long Island shore.

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        Lord Nelson

      The Bobbs Merrill Company Illustrated. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1929]. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Hardcover. Stated first. Fine copy in a very nearly fine dust jacket (minutely soiled). Beautiful copy of this early title.

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        Maps of California Roads

      Los Angeles. [Ca.1929] 105 strip maps on heavy paper (27 x 9,5 cm) + folding index map to the strip maps + 17 folding general maps (in different sizes) of Los Angeles, southern California counties, the state of California and and parts of the western United States. All housed in a paper folder with the serial no: 9260 and the no: 26970. The maps are housed in a brown paper folder with ties. The title and the affiliate clubs of southern California are printed on a slip card placed at the front of the portfolio. The portfolio has a couple of tears and is partly split at one end. A piece of the paper frame holding the slip card at the front is missing. The "Los Angeles City" map with a few short splits to the fold intersections. The maps are in fine condition.. An interesting collection of road maps published by the "Automobile Club of Southern California", one of the first motor clubs in the US, founded as early as 1900. The club began publishing road maps in 1906. They also put up road signs made of porcelain of which a few still stands today. There are no dates at the maps, but they are not published earlier than 1923 since the addresses on the maps are 2601, Figueroa Street where the club settled that year. It is till the headquarters of the club today. City Hall was inaugurated in 1928, it is marked on the map "Principal automobile routes in and out of Los Angeles". LAX was opened in 1930, but is not marked on the maps. Therefore the maps seems to be published in the second half of the 1920s. The strip maps are numbered 1-23, 26, 29-42, 46-50, 53, 55-57, 59-77, 79-88, 92-96, 133-140, 152-155, 162, 164, 200-204, 217-221. All depicting the greater Los Angeles area and southern California, except one which deipcts the Bay area. The foding general maps are: Los Angeles City, Principal automobile routes in and out of Los Angeles. Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County, Automobile routes from the Orange Belt Cities to the San Bernardino Mountain Resorts, Imperial County, San Diego County, San Luis Obispo County, Tulare County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Southern California and South Western Nevada embracing the arid region of Mojave Desert, Colorado Basin and Death Valley, State of California, Southern California and National Parks in relation to Southern California and Los Angeles

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        GRAVESTONES OF ACADIE and other Essays on Local History, Genealogy and Parish Records of Annapolis County, Novia Scotia. With photographs by the Author.

      [xvi], 110pp. Illustrated throughout. Quarto. Full green morocco elaborately decorated in gilt and blind by Douglas and Sidney Cockerel. Binding initialled and dated (1930) at rear. Modern slipcase of matching green morocco over marbled paper. First edition, being number 45 of 500 copies printed. Slight spotting on endpapers front and rear; author's card mounted on title-page and inscribed; 'Gravestones of Acadie Compliments of the Author to James McConnell July '31.' On the verso of the title part of the copyright that refers to the United States has been blocked out in indelible pencil - presumably by the author - and this shows through on to the title. A very good copy of the book in a superb binding from the Cockerel bindery.

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      Verlag Ernst Wasmuth 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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        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 "for the first time the foundations for quantum electrodynamics in the way we know it today." (Abraham Pais). <br/><br/> "Three years before the discovery of the positron Heisenberg and Pauli - in two papers 'Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder' and 'Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder II' of 29 March and 7 September 1929, respectively - took a decisive step forward to develop a consistent theory of quantum electrodynamics." (Mehra & Milton). <br/><br/> "Heisenberg'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/> "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." (DSB under Heisenberg). <br/><br/> "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." (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

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      New York: D. Appleton & Company New York: D. Appleton & Company,. 1929. original light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with some shallow. chipping and fraying along top and bottom edges, largely at head and. tail of spine panel and corner tips, and 20x25 mm v-chip at bottom. edge of front panel. Formerly Donald Wandrei's copy with his. signature on front paste-down. A nice association copy. (#9409). First U.S. edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page [275]. Published earlier in Britain as OLD MAN'S BEARD (1929). Collects fifteen stories. "... features several fine studies of supernatural malevolence, two of the best being 'The Cairn' and 'Blind Man's Buff.'" - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1642. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 446. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Reginald 14767A.

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        Atomteori og Naturbeskrivelse. 3 Artikler med en indledende Oversigt.

      Copenhagen, Bianco Lunas, 1929. Royal 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Torn at top of front wrapper, no loss. Small loss to capitals. Tear to top of title-page, causing loss of ab. 1x1 cm, but not to the inscription, nor to lettering. The tear goes through the first part of the inscription, but there is no loss of any of it. 76 pp.. First edition thus, of the three articles that together constitute one of the most important contributions to modern Danish culture. Inscribed by Bohr (signed "the author") on the title-page: "Hr. Direktør D. la Cour/ med venlig Hilsen / fra Forfatteren". The work constitutes the first Danish translations of the present three articles: "Atomic Theory and Mechanics" (1925, Rosenfeld 33), "The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory" (1928, Rosenfeld 37), and "Wirkungsquantum und Naturbeschreibung", (1929, Rosenfeld 39), here published together for the first time under the title "Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature" and with an introductory overview. The present collection of articles, translated into Danish, Bohr's mother tongue, constitutes an important insight into Bohr's thought and fundamental views on atomic theory and nature. The work, as it is here, has been elected as the Bohr-entry in the official list of Danish canonic literature, which collects the most important literary contributions to Danish culture. This is the only Bohr-item on the list. (see: The work is inscribed to renowned Danish physicist and meteorologist Dan la Cour (1876-1942), son of the great Poul la Cour (1846-1908), who is considered the "Danish Edison". Dan la Cour was the assistant of Niels Bohr's father, Christian Bohr, and a well known scientist. From 1903, he was head of the department of the Meteorological Institute, and from 1923 leader thereof. From 1908 he was Associate Professor at the Polytechnic College. His original scientific works are highly respected, as are his original apparati for measuring earth magnetism which are considered highly valuable. "His original intelligence, which in many ways resemble that of his father, also bore fruit in his patenting of various inventions: the "Pyknoprobe", developed to quickly determine the different layers of the sea; a use of termite in quickly heating food and drinks out in the open under unfavourable weather conditions." (From the Danish Encyclopaedia - own translation). He wrote a number of important and esteemed works and was member of the Danish Scientific Academy as well as many prominent international scientific commissions of meteorology and geophysics (i.e. president of the International Geodetical and Geophysical Union). He was also honorary Doctor at the George Washington University. Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography No. 40

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        The Flax of Dream. Complete in four volumes comprising &#39;The Beautiful Years&#39;, &#39;Dandelion Days&#39;, &#39;The Dream of Fair Women&#39; and &#39;The Pathway&#39;

      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.

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      New York: Privately Printed by The Derrydale Press 1929 [New York]: Privately Printed [by The Derrydale Press], 1929. First edition, first state, one of 100 copies copies on Dutch charcoal paper. 12mo. Frontispiece. Title page printed in black within a green border. [vi], 38 pp. Light green paper-covered boards, printed label on upper board. Spine slightly faded. Custom morocco backed box. Exceedingly scarce. Siegel 33; Frazier F-4-D ("a relatively low distribution rate and a poor survival rate") . Frazier's first state, one of one hundred copies on Dutch Charcoal paper (identified by the spacing of the chain lines) and with the transposed lines on page 31 uncorrected

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        Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik.

      Bonn, Friedrich Cohen, 1929. Lex 8vo. Uncut and largely unopened in the orig. printed wrappers. A bit of loss to spine, a crease, some tears, and a bit of (ink?) spotting to front wrapper. XII, 236 pp.. First edition, presentation-copy, of one of Heidegger's most important works, which was originally planned to constitute the second part of "Sein und Zeit". With an original handwritten presentation-inscription to title-page: "Mit freundlichem Grüss/ ...[?] Verf." "Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik" is not only one of, if not the, most important readings of Kant's "Critik der Reinen Vernunft" from the 20th century, it is also one of Heidegger's main works and an indispensible work for anyone interested in Heidegger's thought as well as 20th century philosophy in general. Whereas the Neo-Kantian philosophers had understood Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" as an epistemology, Heidegger here presents this all-time main work of philosophy as a foundation of metaphysics. Heidegger understands this metaphysics in its more original form as that fundamental ontology which is the metaphysics of Dasein in "Being and Time"; as such, "Kant and the Problem of Metahysics" is also to be viewed as an inevitable contribution to the understanding of the main work of 20th century continental philosophy, Heidegger's own "Sein und Zeit". "Heidegger's interpretation of Kant remains a challenging way to address the issues that both Kant and Heidegger saw as crucial...In reading ["Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics"] we can struggle with some basic issues of human existence in the company of two great minds" (International Philosophical Quarterly)

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        Vom Wesen des Grundes. Sonderdruck aus der Festschrift für Edmund Husserl.

      Halle, Niemeyer, 1929. 4to. Uncut in original printed wrappers. Front wrapper loose, spine wit minor lacks. Otherwise nice and clean. (2) pp., pp. 72 [2] - 110 [40]. With card stating "Überreicht vom Verfasser" (presented by the author).. First edition, off-print, of Heidegger's influential work, in which he radically reinterpretates the fundamental philosophical significance of the Leibnitzian principle of reason, and the origin and essence of reason in general. In this early work, Heidegger sets out to derive the principle of reason from the transcendent and temporal structure of Dasein and thereby totally redefines and redetermines the notion

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        The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

      London, 1929. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. DEDICATION COPY, inscribed ÔW. Sorley Brown from his friend Alfred Douglas.Õ The printed dedication page reads ÔTo William Sorley Brown,Õ whose ownership stamp is present on the front pastedown. An ardent admirer and long-time friend of Douglas, Brown published a brief work titled ÒThe Genius of Lord Alfred DouglasÓ in 1913 with the intention of highlighting DouglasÕs poetical prowess at a time when most people knew him only for his scandalous affair with Oscar Wilde. Editor and owner of ÔThe Border Standard,Õ Brown was known primarily for being a journalist. He is mentioned on page 268 and 292-3 of this book. Near fine condition in the original blue cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. This book has been expertly recased using the original cloth. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners. Browning to a few pages where a bookmark was once laid in and light rubbing to pastedowns, otherwise the interior is clean. Includes frontispiece photograph of Douglas. 340 pages plus index. LIT/020309. Near Fine.

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        Theokritos' Idyller. Översatta av Erland Lagerlöf. Med raderingar av Jurgen Wrangel.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1929. 4:o. [ii] + 200 s. Titel tryckt i rött & svart. Helband i marokäng signerat av William Barkell på Bonniers bokbinderi: ryggen med två kraftigt markerade upphöjda bind, pärmarna med en stiliserad meanderbård i blindtryck omgiven av tredubbla linjer i guld, pärmkanterna med präglad dekor, inre denteller, omslagen medbundna, inlagan oskuren frånsett övre guldsnitt. Bandet monogramsignerat på bakpärmen (WB) samt i guldtryck nederst på bakre spegeln: "Bonniers bokbinderi 1945". I ett invändigt flanellfodrat & skinnskott fodral (nött). Exlibris för Stefan Andersson, son till Åke Andersson (Libris Antikvariatet).. Bibliofilutgåva på Van Geldern-papper tryckt i 150 av konstnären signerade exemplar, varav detta är nummer 67. Ett av de förnämsta exemplen på svenska "illustrerade böcker", här dessutom i ett utsökt band av William Barkell

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        L?ARTE NELLE MARCHE. Gualtiero Federici Editore in Pesaro, Arti Grafiche Evaristo Armani, Roma, 1929-1934.

      2 voll. rilegati in tela, cm 36x25,pp 366 + 549, moltissime ill.b/n. Ex Libris Luigi Federzoni.

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        Martin Heidegger, Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik.

      Bonn, 1929. 4to. Original machine-written manuscript for the essay, which was published in "Deutsche Literaturzeitunh, Heft 49 (1930). With M. Heidegger's signature to upper corner of fist page. Folded on the middle and with paperclip-marking at upper left corner. 7 ff., printed on rectos only.. Heidegger's own copy, with his original handwritten ownership signature ("M. Heidegger"), of the original machine-written manuscript for Celm's essay on one of Heidegger's most important works, which was originally planned to constitute the second part of "Sein und Zeit". The prominent Latvian Professor of Philosophy, Theodor Celms had studied political economy and then philosophy at the University of Moscow. In 1923 he received his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Freiburg in Germany, where he studied under and worked with Edmund Husserl. From 1927 to 1944 Celms taught at the University of Latvia, which awarded him a second doctorate in 1936.Celms and his family returned to Germany in 1944, fleeing the Soviet invasion of Latvia. Celms taught at the University of Goettingen until 1949, when he and his family were placed in a displaced persons camp. He was brought to Augustana College later that year with assistance from the Lutheran World Federation. He published a large amount of influential works on various philosophical issues. Celms and Heidegger both studied with Husserl in Freiburg and thus knew each other well from that period, having been classmates and two of the most brilliant of Husserl's students. The present essay is probably the earliest that Celms wrote on Heidegger."Prof. Theodor Celms (1893-1989), the most prominent Latvian philosopher of his day, in the twenties and thirties conducted phenomenological investigations and published significant philosophical works in Latvian and German... What attracts our attention now is that Celms has intuitively aimd at a phenomenology of life. In 1922-1925 Celms went to Germany and took courses in philosophy conducted by Rickert and Husserl. Husserl recognized him as one of his best pupils in phenomenology... Celms became famous as one of the deepest critics of Husserl's transcendental phenomenology, as one who tried to find a way out of phenomenology's discrepancies." (Maija Küle, "Theodor Celms: Forerunner of the Phenomenology of Life",in: Analecta Husserliana, vol LIV, 1998, pp. 295-96)

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        David Golder

      Bernard Grasset Bernard Grasset, [1929]. Limited Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Original wraps printed in red and black, in glassine dust jacket; housed in sturdy marbled paper chemise and slipcase. Number 30 from a limited edition of 100 copies "sur velin." Tail of spine and bottom corner lightly bumped, otherwise fine.

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      Paris: Ad. Braun & Co. 1929. [Paris: Ad. Braun & Co., 1929].. Untitled lithograph. Image size 12 x 9 1/2" (30.48 x 24.1cm), with full margins. Fine, in lightly smudged archival matting. One of an edition of 250 impressions printed on Montval, signed in the plate, and in pencil in the lower right margin. Lovet- Lorski (Lithuanian/American 1894-1973), was a major contributor to the American Art Deco style of the 1920's. Although best known as a sculptor, in 1929 Braun & Co. published two portfolios of his lithographs, of which this lithograph was a component. The image is of a male figure in foreground struggling with a horse against a mountainous landscape. In the background a nude female figure stretches her arms overhead as the sun rises (or sets) behind her, and the sea goes from placid to sweeping waves. Late in life, after arthritis hampered his ability to sculpt, Lovet-Lorski returned to drawing and print-making. His work is held in the collections of the Luxembourg Museum, Paris; Petit Palais, Paris; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; British Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Diego Fine Arts Society; Los Angeles Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts; Boston University; and Columbia University.

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        Publii Ovidii Nasonis Fastorum Libri Sex The Fasti of Ovid. Edited with a Translation and Commentary by Sir James George Frazer.

      5 volumes. Macmillan and Co., Limited, London 1929. 8vo. Bound in the orig. green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spines and front covers. Untrimmed. Near fine, with minor edgewear on the corners and upper part of the spines. Name on flyleaf (the Danish classical scholar Holger Friis Johansen). Beautiful set in the original bindings

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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1929 8vo. [4], 559, [3] pp. Publisher&#39;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.

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        The Horse of the Desert. Introduction by Major-General James G. Harbord and Professor Henry Fairfield Osborn

      New York: Derrydale Press 1929 New York: Derrydale Press, 1929. First Edition, one of 750 copies on Aureian paper. Large 4to. Color plate after Harrington Bird and two hitherto unpublished work of Henry Alken, many black and white half-tone. Blue cloth, gilt horse vignettes on each corner, gilt lettering, t.e.g. Endleaves are printed with an all-over pattern formed by a crescent. Fine copy in original dust jacket, front panel separated with some loss along spine fold (cello tape ghosts). Siegel 25; Frazier B-19-a

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        Conversations dans le Loir-et-Cher

      Paris: Librairie Plon, Chroniques no. 7, 1929 [Claudel, Paul]. Conversations dans le Loir-et-Cher. Paris, Librairie Plon Chroniques no. 7, 1929. in-8. 361 p. Broché. Non rogné et non coupé. Dos défraichi. Edition originale de cette piece de théatre [68 pages]. Un des 10 ex. Num. sur Japon [second papier après 5 ex. Sur Chine] Contient, en plus du texte de Claudel, "Cantique pour Siméon" de T.S. Eliot; Extraits d&#39;un journal" de Charles Du Bos; "Shelley" de Francis Thompson; "Paysages goethéens" de Johnaaes Joergensen. TALVART et PLACE tome 3, p 154. Rare.. 1st Edition.

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        Nuits aux Bouges. Eaux-fortes de Dignimont. Paris, Flammarion, (1929).

      4to. All orig. wrappers. Uncut. In publisher's box. No 7 of 20 "sur Japon imperial". With 5 orig. etchings and 1 on frontcover by Dignimont

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