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        A SONG about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashinikov. Translated by John Cournos with decorations by Paul Nash.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. [4], 24, [2 blanks], v, [1 blank], colophon pages. Illustrated. Original full morocco binding to a design by Paul Nash. Binding: 27.4 x 17.6 cm. No 3 of a limited edition of 750 copies on hand-made paper. Slight evidence of a bookplate being removed from first free endpaper; binding a little rubbed and marked; else a very good copy.

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        Remarques sur l'évolution phonologique du russe comparée à celle des autres langues slaves.

      Prague, Jednota Ceskoslovenskych Matematiku a Fysiku, 1929. 8vo. Uncut and unopened in the original printed wrappers. A bit of minor chipping and bending to extremities. A very nice copy. 118, (2, -blank) pp.. The rare first edition of one of the most important early works by the pioneer of the structural analysis of language and one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century, with presentation-inscription for one of the leading French linguists of the period: "A Mr J. Vendryes, homage respectueux del'auteur" on the title-page. The work constitutes the starting point of a new approach in linguistics and phonology.The work was published as No. 2 of the foundational "Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Prague", the publication from the seminal Prague School of Linguistics, of which Jakobsen was a founder. The Prague School held its first international conference, of Slavic linguists, in 1929. Here Jakobson presented his research on the phonological evolution of Russian and other Slavic languages, which had led him to conclude that there was a correlation between the description of sound systems and the explanation of their evolution. "He identified the phoneme as the minimal unit of language capable of discriminating word meanings and viewed the phoneme as an indivisible atom. These advances constituted the starting point of a new approach in linguistics and phonology, according to which each language is distinguished from all others by its phonemic system, that is, by the inclusion or omission of particular phonemes available to human speech." (American National Biography). The work is fundamental for Jakobson's development of a universal structural-functional theory of phonology, which was the first successful theory of its kind in accordance with Saussurean hypotheses. The concept of the phoneme that Jakobson had reached became a fundamental element of linguistic theory and came to greatly affect scientific descriptions and analyses of language. Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 - 1982) was a famous Russian linguist and literary critic, who became one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. He is probably most famous as the pioneer of structural analysis of language and as the co-founder of structuralism.Jakobson was born into a Russian Jewish family. Early on, he showed a great interest in the theory of language, and already as a student he became a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. He was very much influenced by Husserl's phenomenology and the work of Saussure, and he developed a deep interest in the question of how language, the human speech, functions and is possible.Due to political troubles in Russia, in 1920 Jakobsen moved to Prague, where he was to become even more influential. Here, in 1926, he co-founded the Prague School of linguistic theory, which, together with the Copenhagen School, was the most influential school of linguistics of its time and of decades to come. It is here that Jakobson develops his seminal ideas of phonology as well as the term structuralism and the contents of it. Among his most important works from this period is his present work in which he compares the phonological evolution of the Russian language to that of other Slavic languages, a foundational work for the development of his theories on the structure and function of language.When the Second World War broke out, Jakobson moved to Scandinavia, where he met the Copenhagen School of linguistics and its main figure, Louis Hjelmslev. Later he fled to America, where he met Claude Lévi-Strauss, Quine, Bloomfeld and many other important thinkers within the field of language theory.Jakobson's structuralist theories of language differentiate much from other parts of the structuralist movement in that he constantly bases them on knowledge from other sciences, from mathematics, philosophy, psychology etc., and as such, Jakobson's theories are among the most influential and wide-ranging in the history of linguistics, as they come to also affect and profoundly influence several other scientific fields.Joseph Vendryes (1875-1960) was a much respected and quite influential French linguist specialized in Celtic languages. He was involved with the standardization and presentation of the universal language Interlingua

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        Modern Architecture

      The Studio Limited London The Studio Limited (1929)g Lg. 4to. x,212pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Some staining and scuffing on binding. Spine sunned. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Wear to corners. Small split along gutter of pages 52 & 53 still firmly holding. English edition of Taut's important work on the "new movement." Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of Industrial buildings, offices, shops, restaurants, apartment buildings, halls, theatres, stadiums, schools, religious buildings as well as many other types of houses. Each photograph annotated with the name of the building and architect & the year it was built. Some of the architects who's work are depicted: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard J. Neutra, Walter Gropius, Adolf Loos, Erich Mendelsohn, Alf Francken, Peter Behrens, Bruno Taut plus many others. Printed on glossy paper. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Contents: Why a New Movement. Historical. What is Modern Architecture. The Early Developments of Modern Architecture. Modern Building. Elements. Questions of Taste. Conclusion, with a few Comments on England. Bibliography.

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        Svenska konstsamlingarnas historia. Från Gustav Vasas tid till våra dagar. I. Gustav Vasa - Kristina. II. Karl X Gustav - Adolf Fredrik. III. Gustav III - Karl XIII. Mit einer Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache.

      Stockholm, 1929- Tre volymer, 236 +(3); 254 + (2); 196 + (3) s. Illustrerade med planscher. Halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind, övre guldsnitt och marmorerade pärmar (Nordiska Bokhandeln, Stockholm). 30 X 24,5 cm. Exlibris (Harald Wahlby).. Tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nr 83

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      David McKay Company Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1929. ONE OF 775 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, including 575 for England (ours being #95 of the 200 copies for America). A Very Fine Untrimmed, Largely Unopened Copy 267 x 206 mm (10 1/2 x 8 1/8"). Very attractive red three-quarter morocco (stamp-signed "Putnams" along front turn-in), raised bands, spine handsomely gilt in compartments formed by plain and decorative rules, quatrefoil centerpiece surrounded by densely scrolling cornerpieces, sides and endleaves of rose-colored linen, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed and mostly UNOPENED. 12 COLOR PLATES BY RACKHAM (including the frontispiece) as well as five full-page and several smaller illustrations in the text. Hudson, p. 171; Latimore & Haskell, p. 65. Front board with insignificant small, round spot to cloth, but A VERY FINE COPY, UNUSUALLY BRIGHT AND CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT, with almost no signs of use.

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        100 x Paris

      Verlag der Reihe Berlin-Westend: Verlag der Reihe. 1929. First. First edition. Small quarto. 100 photo-engraved plates. Minor dampstains at the extremities, else near fine in a tattered, poor dustwrapper. Housed in a cloth custom clamshell case. Lengthy Inscription by Krull to Stefan Lorant in German. At the time both photographers were already well-known for their work in photography, film, and photojournalism. With the rise of Nazism, Krull moved to Monte Carlo, then Africa, and finally Southeast Asia after the war, while Lorant emigrated to England (where he co-founded Picture Post) and then America. Rare in jacket, and with a magnificent association linking two of the most important photographers of the time. .

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        Kensington, South Prospect Park & Borough Park: Vol. 10A of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1929. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 76 detailed maps of southern Brooklyn along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Tear to spine and lower right corner of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes the terminus of Prospect Expressway, the underground route of the Long Island Railroad and Old Washington Cemetery. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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      Oslo, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1929. 432 s. Fint priv. håndb. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Orig. omsl. og ryggstripe medbundet. (Sign. Axel Knudsen)

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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... Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author(s) 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.

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        Toad of Toad Hall

      UK Methuen 1929. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 37 of 200 copies signed by both A A Milne and Kenneth Grahame.A Lovely copy of a play from Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows with many pages uncut FINE in a FINE DW which is Chipped to the top

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        Writings of Mark Twain, The

      1929. The Stormfield EditionTWAIN, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929.Stormfield Edition. Limited to 1,024 numbered sets. Thirty-seven octavo volumes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after drawings, paintings, etc. by E.W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, W.H.W. Bicknell, P. Newell, J.Allen St. John, A.B. Frost, and others.Original dark blue fine-bead cloth, gilt triple-rule border with the gilt stencil signature of Mark Twain on the front cover. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set in the original pale blue dust jackets with printed paper labels on the spine.The Stormfield edition of the Writings of Mark Twain, published in 1929, is identical in every way (with the exception of Twain's signature) to the Definitive Edition which had been published by Gabriel Wells in 1922. Even the limitation of these two sets were the same, both being limited to 1,024 numbered copies. The only difference between the two editions was the addition of an inserted 'signed leaf' in the first volume of the Definitive edition. Twain had signed these leaves in 1906 in anticipation of the edition but died but died twelve years before it's publication in 1922. In fact the full cloth binding on the Stormfield edition is certainly superior to the quarter blue cloth over paper boards of the Definitive edition.The 'Stormfield' edition was named after Mark Twain's final home "The Clemens family was itinerant from 1891 until well after Olivia's death in 1904, trying out a number of houses, none of which they found ultimately congenial. Fully out of debt, Clemens decided toward the end of his life to try and recover the feeling of stability that the Hartford home represented by building another house, this time in Redding, Connecticut, where he had purchased nearly 250 acres of land in 1906. In 1907, he commissioned John Mead Howells, son of William Dean Howells, to design the house, and allowed, or perhaps even encouraged, daughter Clara to participate in planning and overseeing construction. Built on the money he earned on "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," he named the house "Stormfield" and lived there until his death in 1910. Clara sold the house many years after her father's death. When the house burned down, it's owners built a near replica, which remains in private hands." (Gregg Camfield. The Oxford Comapnion to Mark Twain, p. 267).

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        La rebellión de las masas.

      Madrid, Revista de Occidente, 1929. 8vo. Uncut in original printed wrappers. Spine defective at bottom w. a bit of loss. Minor loss to upper capital. A bit of brownspotting. Lacking front free end-paper. 322, (11) pp.. The important first edition, first issue (1929 on title-page and copyright-page) of José Ortega y Gasset's foreshadowing main work, which analyzes the power and actions of the masses in society.José Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955) was a Spanish philosopher, originally schooled by Jesuit priests in Malaga. He studied philosophy in Madrid, where he received a doctorate and afterwards continued his studies at several universities in Germany, where he became influenced by Neo-Kantianism. In 1909 he became professor of Psychology, Logic and Ethics in Madrid, and in 1929 he published the work that later made him internationally famous, his "The Revolt of the Masses".In this monumental work, which is probably ahead of its time and first becomes fully appreciated much later, José Ortega y Gasset sets out to examine the political and social crisis of Europe. He traces this crisis back to democracy, which has the virtue of bestowing equality upon equals, but the vice of also bestowing equality upon unequals. According to Ortega, the widespread distribution of social power to the masses is what lies at the root of the crisis of Western civilization; he writes critically about the "mass-men", describing the primitivism and barbarianism that he sees in these men that constitute the masses in society, and defines them as those, for whom the specific target is the bourgeois educated man, who falsely thinks that he owns, knows and governs all and everyone. The "mass-man", however, does not belong to any specific social class, and he is here analyzed as the certain type of European, that he is, who behaves in a certain respect towards the specific civilization, into which he has been born. He is an average man unwilling to demand anything from himself, who considers himself the equal of everyone else. Thus, the "revolt of the masses" is viewed as the outcome of "hyperdemocracy". By "hyperdemocracy", Ortega means a form of government which allows power to be less evenly distributed throughout society, leading to the degradation and fall of culture. Ortega sees (civilized) human society as something that is per definition aristocratic, and so, a society, in which the masses rule, is a society devoid of civilization, -a society in which the mass destroys everything that is different, individual, select, excellent and qualified. This "mass" constitutes an un-intellectual core of society that drags the rest of society with it in its demand for equality, -equality by the lowest common denominator. It is not surprising that this seminal work with its surprising theses, which were probably not fully understood at the time of its appearance, becomes more and more important as we proceed into the 21st century. Not only society as such can be viewed under the scope of Ortega's "hyperdemocracy", but society-bearing institutions such as universities fall under the same spell, and for many intellectuals of the universities, not only throughout Europe but also in America, Ortega's "The Revolt of the Masses" has come to provide the explanation for how the universities have developed into centers for mediocre learning that seem to be governed by the idea of equality and toleration on the expense of excellence and cultivation of reason and intellect. José Ortega y Gasset was not only an important and influential intellectual thinker, he also directly influenced society and politics in Spain. Under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera (1923-1936), he led the republican intellectual opposition, and when King Alfonso XIII was overthrown in 1931, he played a not insignificant role. He was also a leader of the parliamentary group of intellectuals "In the service of the republic", and he became the civil governor of Madrid as well as the founder of the Institute of Humanities

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        Aux flancs du vase. paris, pour les membres de l'association grolier, 1929.

      Cm. 34, pp. 158 (8). Con 53 illustrazioni incise su rame e colorate di Paul Sieffert nel testo e su tavole a piena pagina (tra cui l'antiporta). Bross. orig. ill. a colori. con velina protettiva e custodia in cart. marmorizzato. Ben conservato. Pregevole pubblicazione stampata su carta distinta in soli 165 esemplari numerati per i membri dell'associazione Grolier; il presente porta il n. 40 ed è dedicato a Monsieur Ernest Braillard. L'iconografia di Sieffert è un chiaro esempio di Art Nouveau.

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        The World Crisis. The Aftermath. [Third Impression]. IN UNCLIPPED DUST-WRAPPER

      Thornton Butterworth, [1929]. Roy. 8vo., Third Impression, with 4 folding maps (2 coloured) on japon and 4 full-page maps in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, front blank preliminary lightly spotted; navy blue cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped d/w, the latter generally and lightly age-soiled, and with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip.Published three months after the first edition.This scarce work, complete in itself, is either the fourth of fifth volume of The World Crisis depending on your point of view as to the numbering system (see below).'The World Crisis', Churchill's masterly history of the Great War, is bedevilled by an irritating numbering problem. Since the third volume is in two parts a complete set comprises five logical volumes in six physical volumes. Thus the last two volumes (The Aftermath and The Eastern Front) are constantly referred to as four and five (Woods and most other bibliographies) or five and six (as indicated by the publisher on backstrips).Early issues are very scarce in the d/w.Woods, A31(a).

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        Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Of York Mariner SIGNED COPY BY THE ILLUSTRATOR

      Haslewood Books, UK, 1929. First Edition. Signed by Illustrator. Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: E McKnight Kauffer. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 'Of this edition, printed at the Glasgow University Press by Messrs. Robert MacLehose & Co Ltd. on all-rag paper, 535 numbered copies have been issued. This copy is not numbered but at the limitation statement there is a personal inscription and signature by the illustrator, E. McKnight Kauffer, which reads 'This copy is for Carroll with love and best wishes from Ted - E. McKnight Kauffer November 1929.' 'The text has been edited by Kathleen Campbell, B. Litt., on principles explained in the Editorial Note at the end of the volume.' Book - in Good Plus original blue boards and silver lettering to spine and illustration to the front board - some irregular fading to the boards and some marking, light wear to the extreme corners and extreme corners of the top and bottom of the spine. Contents, all 8 full page colour illustrations present, clean and correct. Some browning to the free front and rear end paper, previous owner's name and address to the rear paste down 'Miss C Beddingdon, 38 Lansdowne Road, Holland Park, aged 7 years - presumably the 'Carroll' who the McKnight dedicated it to, at it is one of a collection of signed books we obtained from the library of Jack Bennington;famed for his numerous contacts in the arts both during his time working for Shell, where he commissioned many works from artists he admired and later during the war when he was head of film at the Ministry of Information. Otherwise clean and tightly bound. A unique copy SIGNED & DEDICATED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. of this collectable edition of Defoe's classic story. Size: 10.25 inches tall by 7.75 inches. 336 rough trimmed pages. The Illustrations, 8 full page coloured plates, to this edition of Robinson Crusoe are the work of E. McKnight Kauffer. They have been coloured by hand by the pochoir process. They have protective tissues which have wear to their edges. The illustrations can be found at the frontispiece and pages 14, 52, 116, 150, 226, 240 & 302. Illustrator: E McKnight Kauffer. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Signed by Illustrator. Inventory No: 6075.

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      1929. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Philadelphia: David McKay (1929). 8vo, 225p., green cloth, pictorial paste-on, AS NEW IN DUST WRAPPER (dust wrapper with the most minor edge wear else Fine). 1st U.S. ed. (probably preceding the British). After Potter finished her Peter Rabbit series it was her intention to stop writing. It was only with the persuasion of her American publisher, Alexander McKay, that she agreed to write this book meant only for the American market. Illustrated by Potter with 6 color plates and 20 full page and 42 smaller black and white drawings. Linder notes that Potter's Lakeland friends "were quick to recognize many of the pictures with their local settings" (p.295). See Linder p. 292-5, Quinby 29a. This is a magnificent copy with the dw clean, white and bright, rare thus.

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        The Palace of Pleasure With an Introduction by Hamish Miles

      London: The Cresset Press 1929 London: The Cresset Press, 1929. (CRESSET PRESS) COPY NUMBER ONE of only 30 numbered copies on hand-made paper. 4 vols., 4to (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.; 292 x 190 mm). Pochoir frontispiece in each volume, numerous headpieces all by Douglas Percy Bliss. Illustrations by Douglas Percy Bliss. With 105 original signed drawings (including 8 full-page hand colored drawings for frontispieces). Bound in original vellum. Later slipcases, mounted drawings housed in folding box to match. Ransom, Selective Checklists: pp. 7-8 . Together with all 105 original signed drawings, those for the frontispieces hand-colored, together with a separate proof for each of the frontispieces, hand-colored and signed by the artist, the majority of the headpieces mounted in groups of three. All matted and housed in a custom vellum clamshell case with a latch

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        Some Remarks on Logical Form. [In: Knowledge, Experience, Realism. The Symposia Read at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association at the University College, Nottingham, July 12th-15th, 1929. Aristotelian Society. Supplementary Volume IX. - entire volume present].

      London, 1929. 8vo. Original full blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to capitals, corners, and extremities. Light traces from removed library-label to lower spine. Library stamps from New College Library, Oxford to front free end-paper and armorial bookplate from "Collegium Novum Oxon" to inside of front board. A little loose. Pencil-annotations to some of the papers (by Ryle, Mabbott, Price - and to the Wittgenstein-Paper, but as opposed to the annotations in the other papers, the ones here are solely corrections of spelling and language), and a pencil-correction to Wittgenstein's name in the contents-list, where his first name initial is erroneously stated as "F.". Pp. [162]-171, illustr. with tables. [Entire volume: III, (1), 225 pp.].. First printing of the only academic paper ever published by Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of only three publications in Wittgenstein's life-time, the others being his "Tractatus" (1921), and his "other book", the school-dictionary that he published in 1926. As far as we are aware, no offprint of the present Wittgenstein-paper is known. "Some Remarks on Logical Form" marks the transition period between his two major phases represented by 'Tractatus' and 'Philosophical Investigations': "the key to understanding the transition in Wittgenstein's thought is his 1929 essay "Some Remarks on Logical Form". "In the space of a few pages in this remarkable document, Wittgenstein offers his first and only attempt to apply the abstract principles of logical analysis posited in Tractatus to experiental phenomena. Yet, because Wittgenstein disowned the essay, its merits have been overlooked and underappreciated by many commentators. The fact that [the present work] tries to carry forward the Tractatus analysis of complex to simpler facts, the precise way in which the effort fails, and the fact that Wittgenstein recognized the essay's defects and refused to read it to a philosophical audience, far from being an excuse to ignore the work, suggests that it deserves the most careful attention as an episode of major significance in the transition from Wittgenstein's early to later philosophy." (Jacquette, Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition, P. XIII). "the key to understanding the transition in Wittgenstein's thought is his 1929 essay "Some Remarks on Logical Form," which is reprinted in this book. Wittgenstein disowned the essay, then came to see its failure as refuting his early theory altogether and began to investigate the requirements of meaning with a new method that resulted in the characteristic innovations of his later period.""In 1920 Wittgenstein, now divorced from philosophy (having, to his mind, solved all philosophical problems in the Tractatus), gave away his part of his family's fortune and pursued several "professions" (gardener, teacher, architect, etc.) in and around Vienna. It was only in 1929 that he returned to Cambridge to resume his philosophical vocation, after having been exposed to discussions on the philosophy of mathematics and science with members of the Vienna Circle. During these first years in Cambridge his conception of philosophy and its problems underwent dramatic changes that are recorded in several volumes of conversations, lecture notes, and letters. Sometimes termed the 'middle Wittgenstein', this period heralds a rejection of dogmatic philosophy, including both traditional works and the Tractatus itself." (SEP)When Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge in 1929, he did so initially with the limited objective of fixing up certain remaining difficulties in the Tractatus. The problem that concerned him at this point stemmed from the central thesis of the book according to which all logical relations between propositions are explicable in terms of their truth-functional composition out of simpler ones. Wittgenstein had discussed a number of apparent counterexamples to that thesis in the Tractatus, but by 1929 he had concluded that he had failed to resolve the difficulty. How was one to account for the fact that the propositions "This surface is red" and "This surface is green" are incompatible when they are taken to refer to the same whole surface at a given moment? They certainly did not seem to be truth-functionally complex. The "color exclusion" problem thus presented a potentially damaging problem for a central element of the Tractatus philosophy and it was this problem that Wittgenstein was determined to solve when he returned to Cambridge. (Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein, P. 15)

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1929. First. First edition, first issue in first issue dustwrapper. Slight wear to the spine label else near fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown, and some age-toning and short tears. A decent example of Hemingway's classic story of love and war, arguably his masterpiece, and certainly one of the highspots of 20th Century literature. Connolly 100. .

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        The Museum of the Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Samlingarna). Bulletin 1-6.

      6 volumes. The Museum of the Far eastern Antiquities, Stockholm 1929-34.. Large 8vo. Illustrations in b/w. Publisher's printed wrappers. Waterstain along lower edge, not affecting text

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        Die Leipziger Neunundneunzig. Zum 25jährigen Bestehen des Leipziger Bibliophilen-Abends.

      4°, 2 Bll., 237 S., 1 Bl. mit 5 Illustrationen von Erich Gruner, 1 signierte Orig.-Radierung von Walter Tiemann, 1 signierte Orig.-Lithographie von Hugo Steiner-Prag, 1 signierter farb. Orig.-Holzstich von Hans Alexander Müller, 1 Tafel, 1 faksimilierte Musikbeilage, Orig.-Halbpergamentband mit Deckelvignette, Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt und Orig.-Schuber. Erste Ausgabe.- Nr. 9 (für Richard Heinze) von insgesamt 106 nummerierten Exemplaren.- Die Beiträge von Franz Adam Beyerlein, Erich Brandenburg, Alfred Doren, Erich Ebstein, Max Förster, Otto Glauning, Paul Graener, Richard Graul, Erich Gruner, Richard Heinze, Anton Kippenberg, Gustav Kirstein, Hermann Michel, Hans Alexander Müller, Wilhelm Pinder, Carl Ernst Poeschel, Richard Schmidt, Levin L. Schücking, Ernst Schulz-Besser, Hans Schulz, Georg Steindorff, Hugo Steiner-Prag, Gerhard Stumme, Walter Tiemann, Heinrich Uhlendahl, Ludwig Volkmann, Kurt Wiedenfeld, Ignaz Wiemeler, Georg Witkowski, Fedor von Zobeltitz.- Rodenberg, Deutsche Bibliophilie 67; Eichhorn/Salter 2.38 (für Hans Alexander Müller).- Rücken mit leichtem Anflug von Stockflecken, Pappschuber oben mit Stockflecken, ein sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Balletto motolampade. studio per un costume di scena per il roxy theatre di new york 1929.

      Matita su carta di cm 30,7x17,8. Più che buono. Opera autenticata da Maurizio Scudiero; numero archivio FD-3806-DIS. Firmato e datato sulla destra.

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        When We Were Very Young (rep), Winnie the Pooh (1st), Now We Are Six (1st), The House at Pooh Corner (1st)

      London: Methuen.. Illustrated by Shepard, E. H.. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. A nice set of these classic stories and poems. The books are all very nice and the jackets are more than decent. WWWVY is 19th edition (1929) but the other 3 titles are all first editions in the correct 1st issue dust jackets. All four books are clean, bright and tight and they are all without inscriptions. The gilt lettering and top edges are bright on all volumes. The jackets all have some loss at spine ends but are otherwise complete. WWWVY (rep), book is very clean, bright and tight. It has minor bumping to spine ends with a tiny hint of wear to cloth at base. Very slightly cocked and minor offsetting to endpapers and half title. The jacket is a little darkened to spine which has shallow loss at base and deeper at top where the first word of the title is affected. The rear panel has some light rubbing and a few minor marks. Front panel pretty good. WTP (1st ed 1926), clean bright and tight. Bumps to bottom front corners and cloth at spine ends is a bit softened with minor wear to very base. Some offsetting to endpapers from jacket flaps. The panels of the (1st issue) jacket are lightly rubbed and the spine is darkened with some scrapes and loss to spine ends. Small nicks to corners. NWAS (1st ed 1927), book is clean, tight and bright. Some fading at top of spine that corresponds to the loss at top of the jacket. Light wear to cloth at base of spine and a bump to bottom rear corner are the only flaws. The jacket is a bit rubbed to panels which is a little worse on rear. Spine is darkened with very shallow loss at base and a larger loss across top of spine which carries over to the rear panel which also has one 1/4" tear at top. TH@PC (1st ed 1928), bumped to spine ends and offsetting to end papers from the jacket flaps are the only flaws. The cloth is a fresh salmon and not like the light pink it often turns to. The jacket has tiny nicks to corners, a spine that is slightly darkened with loss at top that does not affect the lettering and a couple of miniscule nicks at base. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Thèses présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de Docteur ès Sciences Mathématiques ... 1re thèse: Recherches sur la théorie de la démonstration. 2me thèse: Propositions données par la faculté. Soutenues le 1930 devant la commission d'examen.Warsaw: Dziewulski, 1930. First edition.

      A fine copy of his doctoral dissertation - a seminal work in mathematical logic (Van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel). "Herbrand gave early signs of his mathematical gifts, entering the École Normale Supérieure at the exceptional age of seventeen and ranking first in the entering class. He completed his doctoral dissertation in April 1929. That October he began a year of service in the French army. He then went to Germany on a Rockefeller fellowship, studying in Berlin (until May 1931) with John von Neumann, then in Hamburg (May-June) with Emil Artin, and in Göttingen (June-July) with Emmy Noether. He left Göttingen for a vacation in the Alps and a few days later was killed in a fall at the age of twenty-three. ... Herbrand's main contribution to logic was what is now called the Herbrand theorem, published in his doctoral dissertation: it is the most fundamental result in quantification theory. Consider an arbitrary formula F of quantification theory, then delete all its quantifiers and replace the variables thus made free with constants selected according to a definite procedure. A lexical instance of F is thus obtained. Let Fi be the ith lexical instance of F: the instances being generated in some definite order. The Herbrand theorem states the F is provable in anyone of the (equivalent) systems of quantification theory if and only if for some number K the disjunction F1 V F2 V ... V Fk (now called the kth Herbrand disjunction) is sententially valid ... The Herbrand theorem establishes an unexpected bridge between quantification theory and sentential logic. Testing a formula for sentential validity is a purely mechanical operation. Given a formula F of quantification theory, one tests the kth Herbrand disjunction of F successively for k=1, k=2, and so on: if F is provable, one eventually reaches a number k for which the kth Herbrand disjunction is valid. If F is not provable, there is, of course, no such k,. and one never learns that there is no such k (in accordance with the fact that there is no decision procedure for quantification theory). Besides yielding a very convenient proof procedure, the Herbrand theorem has many applications (a field explored by Herbrand himself) to decision and reduction problems and to proofs of consistency. Almost all methods for proving theorems by machine rest upon the Herbrand theorem" (D.S.B. Vol. 6, p.297). See also Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, no. 865 for the important application by John A. Robinson of Herbrand's theorem. Van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel, pp. 525-581.. 8vo: 239 x 169 mm. Original printed wrappers, two small pinholes in upper cover; an excellent copy. (2), 128, (2) pp. Custom cloth folding case with gilt spine lettering. Scarce

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        Zur Algebra der Funktionaloperationen und Theorie der normalen Operatoren.Berlin: Julius Springer, 1929. First edition.

      Offprint of one of his most important papers in which he "introduced the concept of a ring of operators that later became known as a von Neumann algebra." (Bradley: Modern Mathematics, p.89). "In two papers [Math. Ann., 102, 49-131, and 370-427, 1929] von Neumann presented an axiomatic approach to Hilbert space and to operators in Hilbert space" (Morris Kline). "Von Neumann's most famous work in theoretical physics is his axiomatization of quantum mechanics. When he began work in that field in 1927, the methods used by its founders were hard to formulate in precise mathematical terms; 'operator' on 'functions' were handled without much consideration of their domain or definition to their topological properties: and it was blithely assumed that such 'operators,' when self-adjoint, could always be 'diagonalized' (as in the finite dimensional case), at the expense of introducing 'Dirac functions' as 'eigenvectors.' Von Neumann showed that mathematical rigor could be restored by taking as basic axioms the assumptions that the states of a physical system were points of a Hilbert space and that the measurable quantities were Hermitian (generally unbounded) operators densely defined in that space. This formalism, the practical use of which became available after von Neumann had developed the spectral theory of unbounded Hermitian operators [in the first of the two 1929 papers mentioned by Kline], has survived subsequent developments of quantum mechanics and is still the basis of non relativistic quantum theory; with the introduction of the theory of distributions, it has even become possible to interpret its results in a way similar to Dirac's original intuition." (D.S.B. XIV, p.91). The spectral theory of operators in Hilbert space "is by far the dominant theme in Von Neumann's work. For twenty years he was the undisputed master in this area, which contains what is now considered his most profound and <b>most original creation, the theory of rings of operators</b> [introduced in the offered paper]. ... Most of von Neumann's results on unbounded operators in Hilbert space were independently discovered a little later by M.H.Stone. But von Neumann's ideas on rings of operators broke entirely new ground. He was well acquainted with the noncommutative algebra beautifully developed by Emmy Noether and E. Artin in the 1920's and he realized how these concepts simplified and illuminated the theory of matrices. This probably provided the motivation for extending such concepts to algebras consisting of (bounded) operators in a given separable Hilbert space, to which he gave the vague name 'rings of operators' and which are now known as 'von Neumann algebras.' He introduced their theory in the same year [the offered paper] as his first paper on unbouned operators [the first of the two mentioned by Kline, see above]." (D.S.B. XIV, p.91) For a detailed exposition of von Neumann's two 1929 papers see Morris Kline's 'Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times', p.1092-95.. 8vo: 233 x 157 mm. Offprint from: Mathematischen Annalen, vol. 102, heft 3, pp. 370-427.Original printed wrappers, some very light foxing to the right margin of the front wrapper, and 5 mm closed tear to the upper right corner, top and bottom of spine strip with a little chipping, in all fine a fine copy. Offprints of von Neumann's papers before 1930, prior to his move to Princeton, are rare

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        The Confessions of Aleister Crowley.

      Mandrake Press London 1929. 2 volumes. 284 + 307 pp. With errata-slip. Illustrated. Original pictorial cloth. Slightly soiled boards

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