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        THE MURDER OF AN OLD MAN

      London: Methuen, 1929 First Edition of the author's first Major Gregory Lewis mystery. A bright, fresh copy in brown cloth, (small blemish to the rear board), black titles and rules lacking the rather scarce dustwrapper. 8vo. 244 pp. + 8 pp. of adverts. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. Steinbrunner & Penzler, Encyclopedia Of Mystery And Detection.. 1st Edition.

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        Dodsworth

      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1929. First. First edition. Near fine in a bright and fine, second issue dustwrapper. Lewis's classic novel of a staid, retired car manufacturer who takes a trip to Europe with his wife and learns more about her, and their relationship, than he did in twenty years of marriage. Basis first for a stage hit, and then for the excellent 1936 William Wyler film featuring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, and Maria Ouspanskaya. Wyler, Huston, Ouspanskaya and the picture itself were all nominated for Oscars. A superb copy. .

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        The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

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

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        JACK PUMPKINHEAD OF OZ

      1929. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK) JACK PUMPKINHEAD OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1929). 4to, green cloth, pict. paste-on, 252p. + 2 p. ads, FINE+ in dust wrapper (dw with a few tiny closed tears else fine, ads through this title). 1st ed. (HG XXIII) illustrated by J.R. NEILL with pictorial ep's and 12 color plates. A magnificent copy, rarely found co clean in a nice dw.

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        THE MAN WITHIN

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

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hard Cover Cloth. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st.edition, 1st. printing 1929 , Hardcover with smooth black cloth with gold paper labels ,printed in black on the front board and spine. True first edition, copyright page with short horizontal line and printers symbol, first true edition do not refer to declaimer on the page after dedication as in the second printing. This is a true first edition. Condition: Very Good with light rubs at the corners and spine and a small corner ware spot at the bottom corner, light spots on the front cover ( see picture ) paper spine lable has two cracks ( see picture ) .Interior FF has the ex. owners name inked in..

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        A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN. Signed

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1929 First Edition. First Issue. Signed First Trade Edition. Small crown 8vo., 172pp. A very good copy in cinnamon cloth, showing modest use, gilt titles to the spine, neat archival repair to the spine extremities, contents clean. Very neatly signed on the front free endpaper in purple fountain pen. In a handsome copy of the elusive Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper that has been expertly restored primarily at the head & heel of the spine panel. The dustwrapper looks splendid. Signed examples of the first trade edition are rare. In the last 20 years, we are aware of only 3 copies having come to market. In a custom designed TBCL cinnamon cloth slipcase with the Hogarth Press wolf's head logo embossed on the side. Woolf's major polemic against patriarchy, based loosely on two lectures she delivered, one at Newnham and the other at Girton. Kirkpatrick And Clarke A12a. Woolmer 215. Woolf observed in her diary, "I shall be attacked for a feminist". An increasingly uncommon & important Woolf title & 20th century literary highlight. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Innen dekoration. die gesamte wohnungskunst in bild und wort. darmstadt, alexander koch, 1929-1944.

      Disponibili le 16 annate pubblicate dal 1929 (anno XL) fino al 1944 (anno LV e fine della pubblicazione). Le annate 1929-1935 solidamente legate in volumi di cm. 32, mezza pergamena dell'epoca con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi (il 1929 in tela editoriale decorata). Le successive annate (1936-1944) in fascicoli sciolti con brossure orig. ill. Complessivemente eccellente stato di conservazione. Ca. 8.000 pagine con migliaia di illustrazioni e tavole fuori testo (anche a colori). Si segnala che i fascicoli 7 e 8 del 1940 sono due numeri speciali sulla Germania alla VII triennale di Milano, gli anni 1943 e 1944, inoltre, sono composti da meno fascicoli in quanto il periodo bellico impose il passaggio della rivista da mensile a trimestrale per poi decretarne la fine, nell'aprile 1944. Ampia ed interessante documentazione sull'arte decorativa per la casa in cui vengono raffigurate tutte le avanguardie del design del tempo, prevalentemente riguardante il mobilio, l'arredamento, le stoffe e l'illuminazione.

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        Fairy Tales Of Kootenay

      Arthur H Stockwell, London, 1929. First Edition. Signed by Author. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Catherine Armsmith aka Catherine Anthony Clark 1892-1977, was born in London and emigrated to Canada in 1914. In 1919 she married Leonard Clark and settled in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia. According to 'CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1799-1939 in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, The University of British Columbia Library' A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE compiled by SHEILA A. EGOFF 'Fairy tales of Kootenay is probably her first book, and in its setting heralds the background and the Canadian mythic figures that made Clark the first important fantasist in Canada' Here we find Indian spirits and British Columbia's Ogopogo - a creature akin to Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. Other stories deal with a mermaid, a dragon, a gnome and other figures common in British fantasy. As far as we can tell this book was the only one to be published under the Armsmith pseudonym -possibly her maiden name-. Researching her background we found that apparently she began writing for 'The Prospector', the community newspaper in Nelson, British Columbia. Clark's later works, for which she became famous include: The Sun Horse (1951), winner of the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians bronze medal in 1952, The One-Winged Dragon (1955), The Silver Man (1958), The Diamond Feather; or The Door in the Mountain: A Magic Tale for Children (1962), The Hunter and the Medicine Man (1966) and The Man with the Yellow Eyes (1963). Contents: The Spirit of Kootenay; The Whistling Pine; The Mother-of-Pearl Child; The Gnome in Chains; The Phantom Pirates; The Indian Necklace; The Winged Horses; The Dragon; The Magic Umbrella. Book - [SEE SCANS] - in Very Good blue boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards, some sunning to the spine, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the occasional page and to the extreme page edges, the illustration opposite page 53 has light marking to the extreme verso edges [SEE SCAN], there is a crease to the rear free end paper otherwise the contents clean and tightly bound. Few copies of this important early example of Clark's work exist, this one is enhanced by being a copy the author gave or intended to give to the great British author G.K. Chesterton. The front free endpaper bears the inscription: 'To Gilbert K. Chesterton Esq from C. Armsmith Clark' Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 80 pages. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white line drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 5746.

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        Pansies Poems

      P. R. Stephensen London: P. R. Stephensen, 1929. First edition. Original Wraps. Original paper wrappers, printed in red and black. Fine in chipped green slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 125 pages. 21.5x 15 cm. Limited edition privately printed for subscribers, copy 329 of 500, "following the original manuscript, according to my wish." Signed in blue ink by Lawrence. Slight browning spine head and foot. Crisp, clean copy.

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1929 Hanneman A8d. Black cloth, [7 1/4" x 5 1/4"] red decorative border on the title page. Embossed Grosset emblem on the upper cover. Printed red paper labels on the upper cover & spine. A very rare book especially in the correct silver, black & red dustwrapper & much less available than the true first trade - [Hanneman A8a]. Almost all of the Grosset reprints are incorrectly listed & are much later & usually taller printings. This is a superb, indeed stunning copy [neat name on the ffe - just a hint of archival restoration to the rare dustwrapper]. Excellent..

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        A Farewell to Arms ( 1st/1st - First Issue - Film - Nobel Prize Winner )

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Scribner's Seal is present on the copyright page. There is no disclaimer on page X. First issue jacket with the heroine's name misspelled, Katharine Barclay instead of Catherine Barkley. {ref: Hannemann A8a, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, minor age toning, repaired rear endpaper hinge, clean pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, first issue jacket priced at $2.50 with the misspelled heroine's name at the front flap, darkening at the jacket spine and rear panel, shelf wear, professional restorations at the opposite side of the jacket with acid free tape at the folds and edges.

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        FAREWELL TO ARMS

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1929. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. English issue precedes by 4 days the American. Artwork by Hans Tisdall; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages .

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        A Farewell To Arms

      Cape, 1929. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustwrapper, with the word 'seriosu' on p.66 denoting the true first issue. The distinctive Lee Elliott dustwrapper is in excellent condition, not clipped, with strong bright colours, lightly rubbed to the rear panel, and enclosing a book whose pages are very clean, with no inscription, and whose boards are also in an excellent state, with just very light offset strips on the endpapers. A very nice example of the author's famous First World War novel, and very uncommon thus.

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        Dearest Idol

      Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc, 1929. GOOD- book condition/NO dust jacket. Grey/brown cloth hard cover with black lettering on front & spine. Corner, edge & spine end rubs & small shelf dents. Small rub through to lower front corner, Small amount of foxing to bottom edges of front & back cover. Mild surface scratches. Mild overall shelf scuff. Page edges & end papers are age tanned & have some small surface scratches on the edges. Front hinge is connected only with the binding gauze (the paper covering the gauze is unattached on one side, but present). Spine binding gauze is also visible at pages 80/81. Ffep is loose along the spine for the top 1 1/2". 3/4" split in binding paper at bottom of back spine. Pages 251 through 264 have serious corner creases (about 1/2 way across the top), which also has caused some shelf soil & light foxing to the opposing pages (250 & 265). A few of the other page corners show the same type of very light foxing. One other page had a smaller corner crease at one time, but has been flattened. Because this book is not in the very best of condition & doesn't have a dust jacket, it's not necessarily highly collectible. But, it should be considered as 'SCARCE'. Only in better condition could it be called "RARE'. This was Walter Beckett's (Martin Boyd) fourth novel and only 1 of 2 that were published in the United States. The novel is about a 16 3/4 year old boy named Tony (called "Boysie by Aunt Matilda), his friend Hopkins, and is set in Europe. As an adolescent, Tony left school & went to work in a well-known bank. When Tony was 19, he & Matilda moved to London where he meets Boris & brings him home to dinner with Aunt Matilda. How does the friendship between Tony & Boris grow? 284 pp. Pages are unmarked. Picture is provided by the seller & is of the actual book you will receive. For additional high resolution pictures and/or more information, contact seller. Specific pictures of condition can be taken & e-mailed to you upon your request. . First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Le Livre de la vérité de parole. Transcription des textes égyptiens antiques par le Dr J.-C. Mardrus, établie par F.-L. Schmied

      Paris: François-Louis Schmied, 1929. Livre. Illus. by François-Louis Schmied. Bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Édition illustrée. Paris, François-Louis Schmied, 1929. 34 x 24 cm, in-4, 3 ff. bl. - 52 ff. n. ch. - 12 planches hors texte - 3 ff. bl., en feuilles sous couverture illustrée à rabats, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 150 exemplaires tous sur vélin d'Arches (n° 27). Très belle édition, entièrement réalisée par François-Louis Schmied sur le texte transcrit et traduit par Mardrus, paru une première fois en 1924 chez Bernouard. Elle est illustrée de 12 gravures sur bois en couleurs hors texte, toutes signées à la mine de plomb par l'artiste, de même que le feuillet de justification. Le texte lui-même, composé à la main d'une typographie soignée et pure, est orné à chaque page de nombreuses compositions géométriques, également gravées sur bois, et d'ornements en couleurs. Une mise en scène graphique d'apparence limpide mais d'une grande complexité qui demanda à Schmied, à ses élèves et à son fils Théo trois années de travail entre la réalisation de la maquette, exposée à la galerie Petit en 1926, et la fin de l'impression, le 30 avril 1929. L'un des plus beaux livres de François-Louis Schmied et l'un des quelques chefs-d'oeuvre du livre art-déco. Quelques rousseurs, éparses, pour l'essentiel marginales et sans gravité, sauf au revers de la couverture, au double feuillet liminaire et à deux feuillets en fin de volume, où elles sont plus prononcées. (CARTERET, IV, 264 ; MONOD, 7207).

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        VISIONI ARCHITETTONICHE. Con prefazione di Alberto Calza-Bini.

      In-4, cartonato edit. figur., pp. 16 (prefaz. e Indice descrittivo delle tavole), con una raccolta di 40 tavv. f.t. di cui alc. ripieg. Si tratta di una interessantiss. serie di progetti architettonici presentati al ?Salon d?Automne 1928-29?, elaborati tra il 1926 e il 1929. Prima edizione. ?L?architetto bolognese Guido Fiorini (1891-1965) negli anni Venti fu spesso a Parigi dove conobbe Le Corbusier, con cui stabilì un rapporto di amicizia e collaborazione. In quegli stessi anni iniziò gli studi sull?utilizzazione delle strutture metalliche che lo condurranno all?invenzione della tensistruttura (1928-35), una tipologia di edificio alto in cui i piani sospesi sono collegati mediante strutture di acciaio al nucleo centrale?. Così Diz. Biografico Treccani,XLVIII, pp. 201-03. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Original Drawings for The Fox and the Stork

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

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        The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald,, 1929. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine , raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With 7 hand coloured illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, using the pochoir process. A fine copy. Limited Edition of 535 numbered copies of which this is number 128. Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis's Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer's real genius was in advertising art; he produced seminal posters for the London Transport Board and for the Great Western Railway, as well as book jackets and illustrations.

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        The Christopher Robin Story Book. From When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six, Winnie-The-Pooh, the House At Pooh Corner. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., 1929., 1929. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. With numerous illustrations by Shepard. Publisher's gilt-decorated blue cloth in original dustwrapper. One small chip to foot of upper, and with a neat closed tear across the panel, otherwise a clean fresh copy.

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        MYSTICISM AND LOGIC. Signed

      New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1929 Russell, Lord Bertrand. MYSTICISM AND LOGIC. Signed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1929. First Norton Printing & First American Edition. 8vo., 234pp. Neatly signed by Russell on the front free endpaper. Black cloth with printed red paper labels to the spine & upper cover. A very good example in like dustwrapper showing modest use. Originally published London, 1917. Signed Russell books are uncommon. In this work, Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Russell offers 10 brilliant essays challenging romantic mysticism & promoting a scientific view of society & nature. Russell explains his theory of logical atomism in these witty, cogent writings, which include popular treatments of religious & educational issues as well as more technical examinations of problems of logic. Custom TBCL embossed red cloth slipcase in very fine condition. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK

      London, Cecil Palmer, (1929).. FIRST EDITION, (1929). 4to, 285 x 230 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, bright colour illustrated boards by King (different upper and lower) blue and yellow pictorial endpapers, 56 pages. Coloured frontispiece, orange and grey title illustration and 11 enchanting full page coloured illustrations plus very pretty smaller monochrome and 2 colour illustrations all around the text in wide borders. Spine worn, discoloured and lacking some surface paper ("Bedtime Story" still visible), corners slightly worn, board edges rubbed, no inscriptions, tiny graze to Dedication page with partial loss of "W", an occasional pale fingermark, page 23 has some old pencil marks on lower blank half, erased but signs still visible, tiny closed edge tear to 1 margin, 10 mm (½") chip to 1 lower inner margin with short closed tear, no loss of text or image, small split to top and bottom of centre fold on rear endpapers. A good copy of a scarce book, lacking glassine dustwrapper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Mummy's Bedtime Story Book

      London: Cecil Palmer, n.d. [1929]. Hard Cover. With its large format and beautiful color illustrations on every page, this is one of Jessie M. King's most desirable books. The stories are charming, and many impart a gentle moral to the children reading them. For many years there was some uncertainty about the identity of the author, "Marion." Many believed that Jessie M. King was the author because her middle name was Marion. It was finally established by her descendants, however, that the author was Mrs. Alexander (Marion) Gemmel. (B199, Colin White bibliography). The illustrations are exuberant and playful, as befits stories for small children. There are eleven full page illustrations, with color decorations on each text page. Octavo volume in bright pictorial covers, with title and illustrator in red to front cover and spine. Some wear and chipping to spine edges and corners but in very good condition. Original glassine jacket not present. Interior pages are in near fine condition. 56 pages. CHILD/111412. Near Fine.

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        PAUL KLEE. Association Copy

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art,, 1929 Grohmann, Willl. PAUL KLEE. Association Copy. Paris: Editions 'Cahiers d'Art, 1929. Illustrated. Cream Wrappers. First edition. With line drawings & 84 plates of Klee's work, an edition limited to 900 numbered copies. An early exposition of Klee's work. A near fine copy. Very uncommon. This copy from the working library of noted Canadian & International artist, Alfred Pellan, who has turned the book into a private scrapbook having added many relevant cuttings of Klee's work as well as a portrait of him to the title page. It was Pellan's habit to add to his reference books in a a distinctly creative manner - sparking his extraordinary imagination so reflected in his own fantastical works. A wonderful Association Copy from the working library of a noted artist. Alfred Pellan [1906 - 1988] Quebec/Canada Painter, Sculpter, Lithographer. In the early 50's, Pellan was the first Canadian to hold a solo exhibition at the Musée national d'art moderne in Paris. Pellan's production is large & varied. His early canvasses, from his first stay in Paris, show a marked fauvist influence. From the 1940s on, his works become closer to cubism & surrealism, then branch out into their own distinctive style. Though primarily a painter, Pellan enjoyed working with many different materials, including hooked rugs & glass. He also did costume & set designs for the theatre. Pellan received a great number of prizes & distinctions, including four honorary doctorates. In 1967, he was made Companion of the Order of Canada. He was awarded the Paul-Émile Borduas prize in 1984 & made an officer of the Ordre National du Québec in 1985. Over the years, he participated in over one hundred collective exhibitions abroad, strengthening his international reputation.. Association Copy. 1st Edition. Illus. by Paul Klee.

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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1929. FIRST PRINTING. ONE OF 96 SPECIAL COPIES IN THE LIMITED EDITION (there was also a trade edition of 200 copies). Beckett's First Appearance in Print, as One of 12Commentators on Joyce's Linguistic Innovations 191 x 140 mm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 4 p.l., [3]-194 pp., [1] leaf (limitation, imprint). Original printed paper wrappers designed by Sylvia Beach. Front flyleaf with ink ownership inscription of "Arthur W. Poulin / November, 1944 / San Francisco." Slocum & Cahoon, B-10. One-inch tears at top of front and bottom of rear joint, spine a little scuffed, covers with faint soiling, two small chips to fore edge of front cover, otherwise the fragile wrappers in excellent condition. Except for slight browning at edges because of paper stock, fine internally. Called by Richard Ellmann the "first apologia" for "Finnegans Wake," this is Sylvia Beach's third and last Joyce publication, the Shakespeare & Company printing of 12 studies by well-known writers dealing with Joyce's linguistic innovations in the published installments of the experimental "Work in Progress," which was to become "Finnegans Wake." The dozen writers, all of whom were supporters of the project, included Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Victor Llona, Robert McAlmon, Thomas McGreevy, Elliot Paul, John Rodker, Robert Sage, and William Carlos Williams. The section by Beckett constitutes his first appearance in print. There are also two letters here finding fault with the writing, one of them apparently written by Joyce himself, and there are a number of quotations from the work, including a section (on Swift and blindness) that did not make it into the final version of the novel. This special limited version is uncommonly seen for sale: ABPC lists just three copies (one of them bedraggled) in the past 20 years.

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        The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Fairy Tale SIMEON, Margaret (Illustrator, calligrapher, and embroiderer)

      No publisher, unique hand-made book. 1929. Oblong 8vo.. H Decorated Cloth. Very Good. unpaginated, hand lettered text with beautiful hand coloured illustrations and embelllishments, hand sewn and bound in decorative embroidered linen cover. A unique item. Very good. 103c

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London - Peter Davies, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charming copy of this highly sought after edition withtwelveillustrated platesby Vera Willoughby. First edition thus. Published by Peter Davies, husband of illustrator Vera Willoughby. Willoughby was a prolific painter, and artist, she designed posters for the London public transit system from 1928 through 1935. Condition: In original cloth binding. Externally, cloth is smart and bright, with minor fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, with the odd spot to text block edge, not encroaching on text, and very light spotting to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Canterbury Tales

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. Four volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 150pp, [2]; Volume Two - [4], 188pp, [2]; Volume Three - [4], 196pp, [2] and Volume Four - [4], 218pp, [4]. Original publishers quarter morocco and paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title and author lettered direct in gilt to second panel, volume number to third, t.e.g. Very light white marking to top panel of second and fourth volumes, slightly browned to board edges, corners slightly worn, spines slightly darkened. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, but otherwise clean and bright. Limited edition of five hundred copies, this is number four hundred and seventy-three. Now housed in two velvet lined cloth drop back boxes, with paper (designed by John Buckland Wright) sides, with title in gilt to spines, made by Temple Bookbinders. Published between 1929 and 1931, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, this book, with Gill's wonderful borders, is regarded as one of the finest productions of any private press. Chanticleer 63. First Thus. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Gill, Eric. Folio. Limited Edition.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses

      Paris: Black Sun Press,, 1929. 2 volumes in one, quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, spine gilt in compartments, double rule to boards gilt, elaborate pictorial decoration after Alastair to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With 14 full plate illustrations by Alastair. A fine copy. One of a limited edition of 1020 numbered copies.

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        THE WINDING STAIR

      New York:: Fountain Press,. 1929. First edition. One of 642 SIGNED, numbered copies. This volume was published just after his masterpiece The Tower (1928). The title refers to the staircase in the Thoor Ballylee castle which Yeats had purchased and lived in with his family for some time. Yeats saw the castle as a vital connection to the aristocratic Irish past which he admired. The phrase "winding stair" is used in the book's third poem, "A Dialogue of Self and Soul," which depicts two aspects of Yeats' personality in confrontation. His soul rejects mundane concerns in favor of metaphysical contemplation, while his self cherishes worldly concerns and affirms the sufferings of Yeats' life. Self is given the final word. The other poems included in this volume are, "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz," "Death," "Blood and the Moon," "Oil and Blood," and "A Woman Young and Old." The trade edition with the same title was published in 1933 with 28 poems, including all of these with the exception of the last one, "A Woman Young and Old." The book was distributed in both America and England. It is consider one of his most important works after The Tower. Blue cloth boards stamped in gold (author's and publisher's names stamped on separate leather spine labels). A fine copy, with only the barest of wear on corners and slight fading to endpaper edges; as issued, without dust jacket.

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        The Winding Stair

      New York: The Fountain Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and floral roll to boards gilt, red morocco labels to spine, purple endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ownership signature to first blank, small white spot to spine. Very good. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 642 numbered copies signed by the author on the half-title.

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        Hoboken-Blues: "Das Lied von Hoboken": Negerkomödie

      Volksbunen Verlags und Vertriebs G.m.b.H Berlin: Volksbünen-Verlags- und Vertriebs-G.m.b.H, 1929. Softcover. vg. 8vo. 100pp. Maroon cloth spine over green wraps with red lettering. Sunning to top edge of front- and rear wraps. Translated from the American into German by Hermynia zur Mühlen. "Bearbeitung, Lieder: Günther Weisenborn." The News Playwrights' Theatre production of "Hoboken Blues" in 1928 was a bold experiment that failed with audiences and critics because it appeared to be racist although the playwright wrote it to expose the injustice done to African-Americans. Michael Gold wanted African-Americans to play the parts but director E. Massey cast white actors wearing black make-up. Fascinating piece of American Theatre history. Mimeographed typescript. Wraps in very good, interior in near fine condition. Rare German edition.

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        The Omnibus Jules Verne. (Comprising five novels; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World In Eighty Days, Floating Island, The Blockade Runners, Hector Servadac)

      London: Victor Gollancz 1929., 1929. Classic Sci-Fi. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION thus. 8vo. Unabridged. Publisher's black cloth lettered in red, in printed dustjacket. A very good copy (slight parting at inner joints) in the scarce and fragile wrapper, which has a few chips and tears, and some overall toning. Scarce; the first copy we have seen in the jacket- 1920's yellow Gollancz jackets are notoriously poor in quality, and seldom survive.

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        Poems 1886-1929. I. Departmental Ditties. Barrack-room Ballads. The Seven Seas. II. The Five Nations. Songs from Books. III. Verses from "Sea Warfare". The Years Between. The Muse among the Motors. Verses from "A History of England". Verses from "A Diversity of Creatures". Verses from "Land and Sea Tales". Verses from "Debits and Credits". Verses not collected in Book form

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1929., 1929. 3 volumes, large 8vo. LIMITED EDITION to 525 of which this No.433, SIGNED by the Author on to limitation page, vol.I. Publisher's full dark red morocco, corners a little bumped, with raised bands and gilt titles to spines; top edges gilt, others untrimmed; marbled end papers, gilt dentelle. With the original glassine under their respective red entitled grey dust wrapper. Frontispiece portrait of Kipling by Francis Dodd to first volume, signed by the Artist in pencil. A fine set in near fine dustwrappers; very slight edge wear to wrappers, light uniform toning to spine panels. Complete with glassine and dust wrappers as originally published; sound, internally clean. A superb set, rarely seen thus.

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        The Escaped Cock

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. Number 17 of the limited edition of 50 printed on Japan vellum, signed by Lawrence and the copy number written in longhand by him; with decorations in color by the author; David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) British poet, novelist and essayist, passionately sensitive to nature, always possessed simple tastes, indifferent to material success, left England, largely because of hostile attitude towards himself and some of his writings, both prosecutions for obscenity in Sea and Sardinia and Lady Chatterley's Lover caused a great stir at the time. (DNB); (with) a loosely laid-in portrait etching of D.H. Lawrence very intensely & realistically portrayed, bearded and thin-faced, by American artist Bernard Sanders (b. 1904) with a pencil presentation inscription "To John Vassos" and pencil signed by the artist below the image, as well as signed in the plate, the image about 3 1/4" x 5" and 6 1/4" x 8" overall; the endpaper with a Christmas presentation of the book to John Vassos from a Carl Weck(?), dated 1929; some light edge, tips wear, darkening in spots to original paper wraps binding, the spine paper of which is about gone and signatures loosened, with the remains of most of the original glassine wrapper (for both front and back cover); with the gray-brown marbled paper slipcase, with wear and splitting; very good condition overall (ref. Minkoff Bibl. Of the Black Sun Press A-27); especially nice as being the copy owned by John Vassos (1898 - 1985) American industrial designer, painter, illustrator, lecturer, graphic designer, President of the influential Silvermine Guild of Artists; his papers are at Syracuse University. (WWW in American Art 1999) . Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good.

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        Tales Told of Shem and Shaun [with Brancusi Portrait] Three Fragments from Work in Progress

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, rue Cardinale, MCMXXIX [1929]. Limited Edition. Stiff Wraps. Fine-. Preface by C. K. Ogden. 4to: [12],xv,[1],55,[9]pp, with frontispiece portrait of the author by Brancusi, protected by glassine sheet. Printed in red and black on white laid paper watermarked VGZ Van Gelder Zonen Holland, No. 107 of just 500 copies. About Fine, very slightly darkened at spine ends, in original gilt slipcase (according to Minkoff, green suede and red suede slipcases were also issued), beautifully restored by a paper conservationist to about Fine condition. Slocum & Cahoon A36. Minkoff A-21. Connolly, The Modern Movement, 87. & The second separately published portion (preceded by Anna Livia Plurabelle) of what would become Finnegans Wake. "In spite of its random melodies and inspissated felicities, [Finnegans Wake] somehow belongs to the passing of the Modern Movement, and fails to communicate its grandeur of conception. The best way to come to it is through the 'Anna Livia' recording and 'Tales Told of Shem and Shaun.'" (Connolly). Brancusi's portrait is apparently the only graphic the sculptor created for a book. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        TALES TOLD OF SHEM AND SHAUN. THREE FRAGMENTS FROM WORK IN PROGRESS

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES on Van Gelder Zonen paper (this is copy #249). (There were also 50 copies hors commerce and 100 copies on Japanese vellum.). 210 x 168 mm (8 1/4 x 6 5/8"). 4 p.l. (first blank), xv, [i], 55, [3] pp., [1] leaf (blank). Original white paper wrappers, title printed in black and red on front cover and spine, printer's device on back cover, in the original glassine dust jacket. In a (slightly worn and expertly repaired) cardboard slipcase of orange cloth covered with gilt paper and with orange ribbon pull (apparently a variant of the publisher's slipcase described in Slocum & Cahoon). With frontispiece portrait of the author by Constantin Brancusi, original tissue guard. Printed in red and black. Slocum & Cahoon A-36; Ransom, p. 111; The Artist and the Book 32. A minuscule chip to glassine at head and tail of spine, otherwise IN PRISTINE CONDITION. This is an immaculate copy of the second separately published excerpt from "Finnegans Wake" (preceded by "Anna Livia Plurabelle"), a work clearly reminiscent of avant-garde Paris in the 1920s. The text is by one of the great Modernist writers, the illustration is by a leading abstract artist, and the printing is by a private press founded by two American expatriates, Harry and Caresse Crosby, who were part of the literary circle that included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein. This is the only book illustration by Brancusi (1876-1957)--a sculptor who did very little graphic work--listed in "The Artist and the Book," which notes that the portrait is "as abstract as the text." This was one of the last books printed at the Black Sun Press during Harry Crosby's lifetime; he committed suicide in December 1929 (Caresse Crosby continued the enterprise after his death).

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        TALES TOLD OF SHEM AND SHAUN: THREE FRAGMENTS FROM WORK IN PROGRESS

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. First Edition. wraps. Glassine wrapper lacks the spine. About Fine in a Near Fine example of the fragile original slipcase which has short splits at the edges. Original printed wraps in glassine wrapper and original red suede and gold paper slipcase; printed under the direction of Harry and Caresse Crosby at their Black Sun Press. Copy #82 of only 100 (of a total edition of 650) numbered copies printed on Japanese Vellum and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Illustrated with an abstract portrait of the author by Brancusi, the only example of a graphic made for a book by the sculptor. With a preface by C. K. Ogden. The second separately published portion (preceded by ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE) of what would become FINNEGANS WAKE. Two pages in the preface bound out of order but present and complete.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Bifur, collection complète

      Paris: Editions du Carrefour, 1929. relié. 19x24cm. Edition originale, un des 3000 ex numérotés sur alfa pour les 4 premiers volumes, un des 2000 ex numérotés sur alfa pour les 3 suivants, un des 1700 ex numérotés sur alfa pour le dernier. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos uniformément passés à cinq nerfs ornés de filets dorés, couvertures conservées, reliures signées de Laporte. Collaborations, textes ou illustrations de G. Benn, B. Cendrars, H. Michaux, I. Babel, P. Soupault, T. Tzara, J. Lurçat, G. Ribemont Dessaignes, P. Drieu La Rochelle, F. Kafka, H. Arp, M.-A. Asturias, B. Fondane, J. Baron, F. Hellens, E. Berl, J. Joyce, E. Hemingway, A. Carpentier, H. Hölderlin, G. de Chirico, F. Picabia, R. Daumal, J. Giono, M. Leiris, P. Mac Orlan, R. Desnos, P. Minet, N. Altmann, C. Evans, P. Nizan, S.-M. Eisenstein, J. Prévert, P. Sabon, M. Heidegger, J.-P. Sartre, D. Milhaud, A. Döblin, B. Keaton, J. Supervielle, V. Huidobro, R. Gilbert-Lecomte, A. Rolland de Renéville entre autres. Photographies hors-texte de Man Ray, Bunuel, Stone, Modotti, Keystone, Lotar, Cahun, Eisenstein, Leistikow, Yvens, Krull, Kertesz, Moholy-Nagy, Tabard, Kesting, Halasz, Dumas entre autres. Quelques rousseurs. - Editions du Carrefour, Paris _Mai 1929-Juin 1930, 19x24cm, 8 volumes reliés en 4. - 8 volumes reliés en 4

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        FILMGEGNER VON HEUTE - FILMFREUNDE VON MORGEN

      Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf, 1929. First ed. Richter, Hans. Small 4to., 125 pp., fully illustrated from photographs and filmstrips. Red cloth titled in blue. Fine and bright in the scarce dw that is lightly chipped and worn at the edges. A companion volume to ES KOMMT DER NEUE FOTOGRAF by Werner Graff, who assisted in the production of this volume. The text by Richter deals with Dada, Surrealism in film, and the emerging avant-garde. The illustrations are from works by Richter, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Sascha Stone, Eisenstein, Pudowkin, Walter Ruttmann, et al.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Jungle Book [and] The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1929 & 1924. With Illustrations by J. L. Kipling and W. H. Drake. 2 works, octavo. Finely bound by Riviere and Son in red straight-grain morocco, brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with pictorial block to front, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece to each volume and black and white illustrations in the text throughout. Spines a little rubbed and a couple of minor nicks to one label, an excellent copy. A handsomely bound set of The Jungle Books which were first published in 1894 and 1895.

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        TRANSITION STORIES

      New York: Walter V. McKee., 1929 First edition. A fine copy in a near fine bright dust jacket showing minimal use. Very attractive cover art. An extremely important anthology with works by Joyce, Stein, Kafka, Schwitters & other strong contributors. A very handsome copy.. 1st Edition.

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        Die Augen des ewigen Bruders. Eine Legende

      Lpz., Insel o. J. [1929].. 81.-100. Tsd. 63 (1) S. OPbd. - (Insel-Büchere Nr. 348) Klawiter 142 - Mit eh., 4-zeil. Widmung Stefan Zweigs a. d. Titelbl.

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        The London Aphrodite: A Miscellany of Poems Stories And Essays By Various Hands Eminent or Rebellious

      An extraordinary example of the first collected edition with 6 pieces of documentation carefully preserved by the owner (1 mounted, 5 formerly laid in-now in archival sleeves) that trace step-by-step (September 9, 1929-November 12, 1929) the seizure and release of the book by U.S. Customs officials at the Port of New York under statutes of the Federal Anti-Obscenity Act. 3 are government documents: 1 is the original packaging paper with applied U.S. Government Seals and handwritten notations by Custom officials (1 is dated, 2 initialed) during the seizure-release process and 2 are original, excellent content letters from Brian Penton [1904-1951] to John Kramer, (the buyer), on Fanfrolico Press stationary that provide an interesting perspective on the seizure and background information on the Press. Penton, like Lindsay, an Australian, was the business manager, then co-editor of the Fanfrolico Press (as documented by the letters). He would go on to become a notable journalist and novelist, writing 2 of the most esteemed Australian novels of the first half of the 20th century, "The Landtakers" and "The Inheritors", (part of a planned trilogy), before his untimely death. Printed by Botolph Printing, London in July 1929, a complete collection. PROVENANCE: John Kramer, purchaser and the importer of record is named in all documents and letters. He signed the front endpaper after taking possession of the book with November 1929 date. BACKGROUND: In 1873 Anthony Comstock, founder of the N.Y. Society for the Suppression of Vice mounted a successful lobbying campaign and the U.S. Congress enacted federal legislation that made it illegal, "to send obscene, lewd or lascivious books through the mail". Cited part of the act was only repealed in 1961 and was applied by U.S. Customs to many books. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean, some lightly toned, some with humidity rippling, p. 83 and p. 141 with a margin tear. Boards: clean: trace wear. Gilt: bright. Binding: front hinge cracking and slight gutter separation at pp. 208-209 and pp. 400-401 but solid and reliable. Jacket: clean: 2 instances of light edge toning: tears with some edge loss at the 4 corners: spine edge wear includes crown with some loss and 2 vertical tears at foot. Ephemera Condition: About Good-Very Good: 2 pieces with inner margin tear: some general wear: paper clip impressions. FORMAT: Publisher's marine blue, woven cloth boards in the sewn binding, top edge gilt, gilt letters and gilt satyr decoration after Norman Lindsay on the spine and moss paper jacket with black letters, decorated with the satyr decoration in black. SIZE: 24.8 x 16 cm or 9.76 x 6.3 inches, as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 2 leaves, prelims, 496 pages with decorated title division sheets for each issue, [8] pages + 5 captioned b/w plates on coated paper, printed on one side of the sheet, reproducing works by Norman Lindsay (2), Lionel Ellis (2) and Elioth Gruner. ADDITIONAL: 1) Handwritten date-September 9, 1929, Prohibited Importation Notice (handwritten entry)-printed government document 1, heading-Customs Bureau, NY Post Office, in accordance with Section 614, informing importer-Kramer, he has 60 days to appeal prohibition by Collector of Customs; 12 typed lines with 8 handwritten entries; recipient-J. Kramer; address-116 West 39th St., New York City; quantity-2 packages; brief description-obscene books, "The London Aphrodite"; handwritten signature of P. Sheehy-Acting Deputy Collector. 2) October 21, 1929, (TLS) typed letter signed on 1 sheet of handmade Press stationary decorated with satyr publisher's mark, heading with 2 cross-outs, listing B. Penton as business manager, body of letter, 10-lines on the seizure, signed in full by Penton with descending, curling flourish to ending n, beginning; "very sorry to hear that the United States Customs has turned Puritan again". And, "If you cannot get the book through, try to have them send it back, and I will return them to you. They usually get in the second time." 3) October 30, 1929 Reference Indorsement -printed government document 2-U. S. Customs Service heading-short typed note with recipient address, signed P. Sheehy, Acting Deputy Collector, body of letter-2-lines, confirming following Mr. Kramer's appeal and per phoned request, seized book is being sent  to Mr. Eaton at Customs House for review. 4) November 12, 1929 (date handwritten), printed government document 3, Receipt to Importer for Duty Paid on Merchandise Imported Through Mails, U.S. Customs Bureau, Treasury Department heading , entries handwritten in black ink include tariff charges, signed by Collector of Duty. 5) Mounted over rear endpapers, a neatly cut part of the original brown paper packaging for the imported book, 26.5 x 19.4 cm, stamped twice on address label with U.S. censorship seals stating, "Seize for Violation of Section 305, Tariff Act of Sept. 21, 1922"; initialed twice by Customs Inspector with handwritten note in black ink-"Opened book for Customs Inspection", etc, and in blue ink, "Prohibited hold off" and also, "Released Nov. 12", with stamped seals, "Applied by U.S. Customs, Duty to be Collected". 6) Undated but after November 12, 1929 release, (likely at least 30 days), heading with Penton as co-editor with Jack Lindsay, (ALS) handwritten letter signed on 3 note sheets of handmade printed Press stationary, 14 x 21.8 cm, signed in full by Penton with underscore, body of letter-20 lines, in reply to inquiry about state of affairs at the Press; "We are having a desperate fight to get the Fanfrolico properly on its feet and our handpress on which in future all out books will be printed is working at last". And with background on Press logo; "The eye of the peacock feather is a symbol of the womb". OTHER IMAGES: by request. 

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        For Lancelot Andrewes

      Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Company,, 1929. Essays on Style and Order. Octavo. Original purple-brown cloth, star decoration and titles to spine and upper board in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine faded with light damp stain to tail and rear board, jacket with slight chipping to folds and small, internal tape repair to head of spine panel. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed one week prior to the official publication, expressing Eliot's apparent dissatisfaction with the jacket design, "Eleanor Hinkley from T. S. Eliot affectionately 30.iv.29 (I am not responsible for the stars, on the wrapper).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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