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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First edition, first state. The first state of the book, with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer. Also the first issue of the dust jacket, with the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley, misspelled "Katharine Barclay" as called for, and priced $2.50. The dust jacket designed by Cleonike "Cleon" Damianakes (illustrator), an illustrator and etcher who designed some of the most iconic dust jacket designs of the era including this one.8vo, [x] pp, 355pp. In the publisher's original black cloth with the printed gold title labels on the spine and upper cover. Slightly rubbed at lower corners & spine ends; the gold title labels a bit dulled, the front cover label with a very small indentation on its top edge.Binding is solid, the pages clean and bright. Dust jacket rubbed, chipped at top and bottom of spine, triangular area of loss at bottom of dj spine affects part of the publisher name, but not the "Ernest Hemingway" at the bottom of the front panel. Dust jacket is now in a protective cover.A very good book in a good + dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith: New York, 1929. White cloth spine lettered in black, with black & grey on white background patterned boards and endpapers. black top page edges. Spine is unevenly tanned, with a few small light spots, slight wear at foot; slight wear to outer corners and shelf rubbing to bottom edges of boards; tiny hole in front free endpaper; page edges tanned; front board lightly yellowed; top page edges lightly sunned; generally VG otherwise, text quite clean and tight, no owner names. In a new facsimile first issue dust jacket. First printing was of only 1789 copies. Peterson / Serendipity A6.1. >> Faulkner's fourth novel, the first to use the stream of consciousness technique, generally considered to be his masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Binding: Hardcover .

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      Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1929. First edition. signed ltd ed. #142 of 201 copies signed by the author. WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED B/W ETCHING BY LIONEL EDWARDS. Red cloth. Spine slightly sunned else a hardcover book in very good condition. The signed limited edition with the rare Lionel Edwards etching in the rear endpaper pocket. Most copies of the book no longer have the etching.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        Between the Desert and the Sea.

      London and Edinburgh, Marshall, Morgan and Scott, in Association with Algiers Mission Band in Croydon, [1929]. 4to. Publisher's original cloth in original dust-wrapper; pp. 63; 16 colour plates; wrapper with short tears, a near-fine copy. Sole edition. The author's impressions of Algiers, illustrated with charming plates. Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) was an artist, befriended with Ruskin, and Protestant missionary in Algeria, trying to understand Muslim Algerian ways of life and intellectual concepts in order to spread Christianity. In 2015, Oxvision Films released a feature-length documentary, Many Beautiful Things: The Life and Vision of Lilias Trotter.

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        I CHIGI.

      Lazzeri,Tip. S. Bernardino, Siena, 1929 - 2 grossi volumi in 4° (cm. 33 x 24), che comprendono 9 saggi riguardanti la storia della famiglia, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio. Moltissime illustrazioni n.t. e f.t., tra cui molte tavv. ripieg., anche con alberi genealogici. Legatura editor. in tela rossa con titolo e stemma dor. dei Chigi al centro del piatto anter. e al dorso. Rara edizione stampata in SOLI 200 ESEMPLARI. Invio autografo del conte Guido Chigi Saracini. ¿Una delle migliori opere mai stampate a Siena per la ricchezza del corredo figurato ¿ e per la rilevanza documentale dei numerosi saggi che la compongono" (Pellegrini, Il Fondo Senese del Monte dei Paschi, pp. 190-191). Splendido esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Scientific American November (Nov.) 1929 Volume 141 Number 5 - Featuring Timeless Great Depression Advertising Fail

      Scientific American Publishing Company. Lucky Strike cigarette ad on back cover provides a truly classic and timeless example of a mis-timed advertisement. Consider that the great Wall St. stock market crash of 1929 occurred mere days before this issue hit the newsstands. Beneath the caption "An Ancient Prejudice has been removed" appears a clenched fist labeled as "American Intelligence" breaking a heavy chain. Top left a paranoid miser stacks his gold by candlelight. Top right a wealthy couple visits their palatial bank. Text beneath miser reads "Hoarding gold with the fanatical zeal of the miser has vanished. American Intelligence sponsors thousands of banking institutions to which the individual (i.e. the wealthy couple) safely entrusts his wealth." The message is clear. Readers should put their trust (and money) in the banks, and shun gold. This issue was likely printed just as the Great Crash occurred, causing countless financial institutions to go under - and destroying even more individual fortunes. (The ad goes on to claim that cigarettes have similarly overcome the prejudice against them.) A truly stunning work which deserves to be preserved and reflected upon in this age of limitless fiat currency printing. Average wear with three-inch crease to lower corner of back cover. Suitably framed and mounted, this ad will make a superlative office display for any precious metals executive. Magazine

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        Volume 2 - Volume 9 (ohne Volume 5).

      American Medical Association,-1933., Chicago, 1929 - Mit sehr vielen Textabbildungen und Farbtafeln, 7 uniforme Halbpergamentbände, 4°. - Kommentar: *Jeweils mit Stempel auf Titelblatt, Band 2 mit geringem Feuchtigkeitsschaden in der oberen Ecke; sonst sehr gute Exemplare.

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        Blind Fireworks.

      Victor Gollancz, London., 1929. First edition. First issue in unlettered cream cloth with green title label on the spine - there was subsequently an issue in black cloth. Small octavo. 80 pages. 1000 copies were printed. The author's first book, containing forty-four poems. ''I have always admired the Chinese because they invented gunpowder only to make fireworks with it. I have called this collection Blind Fireworks because they are artificial and yet random; because they go quickly through their antics against an important background, and fall and go out quickly.'' (from the Foreword).Free endpapers partially tanned. Fore-edge spotted. Very good indeed in very good indeed dustwrapper tanned at the spine.

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        Métal. Neuausgabe der 1928 in Paris erschienenen Erstausgabe. Vorzugsausgabe, als Portfolio hergestellt.

      30 x 23,5 cm. 4 nn. Bl., 8 nn. Bl. und 64 s/w Fototafeln und 1 Originalfotografie SHELL 1929/1978, Silbergelatineabzug 21,4 x 16,2 cm, aufgezogen auf Orig.-Karton und darunter von Germaine Krull mit Bleistift signiert. Rückseitig mit Stempel mit Namen der Fotografin sowie Hinweisen zur Aufnahme, Reg.-Nr. 28/50 mit Tinte. Daneben kl. Stempel der Herausgeber mit Jahresangabe des Abzugs und Signatur von Jürgen Wilde. Auf dem hinteren Rückendeckel kl. Stempel mit Angaben zur Vorzugsausgabe. In fotoillustr. Orig.-Halbeinen-Mappe mit Verschlussband in OLn.-Schuber. Vgl. Parr/Badger, The Photobook vol. 1, S. 95.- Im Auftrag von Ann und Jürgen Wilde aufwendig und sorgfältig reproduzierte Portfolio-Ausgabe des legendären Werks von Germaine Krull aus dem Jahr 1928. Hier in der limitierten Vorzugsausgabe (Exemplar 28 von 50 Exemplaren) mit signierter Original-Fotografie von Germaine Krull ("Shell", 1929/1978, 16 x 21, cm). // Brilliant reprint of the legendary photobook no. 28 of 50 copies with 64 black and white plates and an original print (Shell, 1929, printed 1978), signed and stamped by Germain Krull. Text in English, French and German. (Sprache: deu eng fra)

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        La ligne d'ombre

      - Nrf, Paris 1929, 16,5x21,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 109 copie numerate sul filo puro Lafuma posato Navarra e reintrodotto nel quarto carta protocollo, edizione deluxe. Binding mezzo Marocco ... Indietro con piccoli morsi non sono gravi, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 109 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé pur fil Lafuma-Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à décor abstrait, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noisette sertie de noir, couvertures et dos conservés (infimes piqûres sans gravité sur le dos), élegante reliure moderne signé de T. Boichot. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pfanzenbilder

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, [1929]. Folio (12 ¼ x 9 ½ inches). 120 black-and-white photographic plates. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine. Spine lightly faded, lacks jacket; plate 7 with pale vertical printing defect, otherwise a fresh, clean copy. A fine copy of one of the most influential photobooks of the 1920s. See for the first edition: Martin Parr, The Photobook, page 96. Andrew Roth, The Book of 101 Books, page 48. The Open Book, Hasselblad Center, page 66/67. 802 photo books of the M.+M. Auer collection, page 133.

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        The World Crisis: The Aftermath 1918-1928.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, second printing, printed one month after the first of Churchill's fourth volume in his World Crisis series. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, maps. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill Nov. 25, 1929." In near fine condition with a touch of wear. His American biographer William Manchester wrote that: His masterpiece is The World Crisis, published over a period of several years, 1923 to 1931, a six-volume, 3,261-page account of the Great War, beginning with its origins in 1911 and ending with its repercussions in the 1920s. Magnificently written, it is enhanced by the presence of the author at the highest councils of war and in the trenches as a battalion commander. The British historian Robert Rhodes James wrote that: For all its pitfalls as history, The World Crisis must surely stand as Churchill's masterpiece.As first lord of the admiralty and minister for war and air, Churchill stood resolute at the center of international affairs. In this classic account, he dramatically details how the tides of despair and triumph flowed and ebbed as the political and military leaders of the time navigated the dangerous currents of world conflict. Churchill vividly recounts the major campaigns that shaped the war: the furious attacks of the Marne, the naval maneuvers off Jutland, Verdun's "soul-stirring frenzy," and the surprising victory of Chemins des Dames. Here, too, he re-creates the dawn of modern warfare: the buzz of airplanes overhead, trench combat, artillery thunder, and the threat of chemical warfare. In Churchill's inimitable voice we hear how "the war to end all wars" instead gave birth to every war that would follow. "The World Crisis is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and The World Crisis towers over most other books about the Great War" (David Fromkin).

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      - The text of the First Folio, with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon. In seven volumes, totalling nearly 5,000 pages; bound in full tan niger morocco by A. W. Bain, with the usual minor variations in hue, spines lettered in gilt between raised bands, boards with double gilt ruled border and tiny corner ornaments; uncut, top edges red beneath gilt on the rough; bookplate of Edward Wheewall Holden on upper pastedown Volumes I to III, bookseller's sticker on upper pastedown Volumes III & IV, a few leaves faintly creased in Volume II, outer leaves slightly browned at edges; The Nonesuch Press, London, 1929-1933. Edition limited to 1,600 numbered sets. McKitterick 58. *Sir Edward Wheewall Holden (1885 - 1947) took his family carriage and saddlery business, Holden & Frost, into a partnership with General Motors to form Australia's first automobile manufacturer. Holden was influential in the company's expansion into motor-body building, and its use of highly automated mass production technology. He was also the foundation director and first chairman of the South Australian Industries Assistance Corporation, and served in the South Australian Legislative Council from 1935-47. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The British Shoeman

      39- London- The National Trade Press 1929 - A very scarce set of this 20th century trade periodical. Original source material. Produced by the National Trade Press. Volumes 9-18,covering 1929-1939. Each volume runs from May to April the following year. A trade periodical servings as the 'official organ of the National Federation of Boot Trades Associations, representing Shoe Retailers, Bespoke Bootmakers and Repairers throughout the British Isles'Contains articles relevant to the trade including union debates and abundant with trade advertisements, often in colour. Also includes reports from trade meetings, advice to retailers and manufacturers, and wider news expected to affect the trade. A valuable insight into the nature of the trade and of advertising during these pre-war years, with examples of machinery and technique. Very scarce, held at the British library but without a digital record, and no others on sale. Condition: In red cloth bindings. Externally, very smart with just some instances of light rubbing and fading, particularly to volume 17. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean, with just some marginal age toning in places. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-1913

      London: Constable and Co, 1929. Second Edition revised. Hardcover. Very good + condition. Second edition, 2nd printing, with corrections and new preface. By this edition the folding panoramic plates present only on the first UK edition "are exhausted". A classic of Antarctic literature. It is an account of Scott's last Antarctic Expedition from 1910-13. Hearing of Scott's proposed 2nd expedition, Cherry-Garrard volunteered his services to Dr. Wilson, whom he had met previously. "In an expedition every member of which was a specialist, he was accepted by Scott on Wilson's recommendation alone & duly enlisted as 'assistant zoologist". Yet from the outset, despite his youth and inexperience, he won the affectionate regard of his more seasoned comrades, and before the close of the expedition had more sledge-journeys to his credit than any other surviving member... Cherry-Garrard was warmly commended by Scott for his efficiency and unselfishness as a sledger and tent-mate. In the comparative comfort of life at base, he edited the South Polar Times... Wilson chose Bowers and Cherry-Garrard -- 'the pick of the sledging element' (Scott) -- as his companions for a Winter Journey in 1911 to the rookery of the Emperor Penguin at Cape Crozier, an exploit which is still without parallel in the annals of polar exploration. On their return 5 weeks later, Scott described their journey as 'the hardest that has ever been made' -- a phrase which later suggested to Cherry-Garrard the title of his narrative. The book is widely regarded as the most readable of all the Antarctic literature - it has been suggested that the manuscript was heavily edited by George Bernard Shaw, who was a close family friend of the Cherry-Garrards. 8vo, Vol I: color Wilson illustration as frontispiece with tissue guard, lxiv, 300pp, 3 color illus, 19 b&w photos, 15 illus (1 folding), 4 maps (3 folding), Appendix [4]pp. Vol II: color Wilson illustration as frontispiece with tissue guard, viii, [301-585] pp, 8 b&w folding panoramas, 1 color illus, 14 b&w photos, 8 illus, 1 folding map, glossary, index. Fine original blue buckram binding with gold gilt title on the spines. Spence 281; Rosove 71.C2.

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        Hand and Soul

      Hilversum: De Heuvelpers, 1929. Colophon reads: "Printed in the spring of 1929 by S.H. de Roos at DE HEUVELPERS, HILVERSUM, HOLLAND from: the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, edited by William Rossetti, London, 1911. The third publication of the press is printed in 125 copies of which 110 for sale. This copy is No. 12.". With title in red, first initial hand-coloured in blue and red. 28, [2] pp. 8vo. Original cream yapped edge boards. Fine. Colophon reads: "Printed in the spring of 1929 by S.H. de Roos at DE HEUVELPERS, HILVERSUM, HOLLAND from: the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, edited by William Rossetti, London, 1911. The third publication of the press is printed in 125 copies of which 110 for sale. This copy is No. 12." With title in red, first initial hand-coloured in blue and red. 28, [2] pp. 8vo.

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        Red Harvest

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1929 - No additional printings listed and with the date on the title page matching that of the copyright page. About very good, lacking the jacket. Original red cloth-covered boards with the quintessential Hammett design on the spine in black and yellow, faded but with minimal rubbing, one dime-sized spot to the top-right of the front board and a half-dollar sized spot of fading on the back board. A square copy with green top-stained pages and the Former owner's name in pencil across the front endpaper. Hammett's first published novel, and one featuring his famed Continental Op. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les demeures des Tsars. Les palais des Empereurs de toutes les Russie.

      Nilsson Paris 1929 - Folio (50.5 x 33 cm). [5] ll. including title and table of contents, 24 colour plates captioned in French, protected by original tissue guards; some marginal tears. Loose as issued in original boards with green ties, original publisher's pictorial green dust-jacket; open tears to cover, worn. A copy of this limited edition, bearing the number 103 out of 370. The colour plates are based on photographs and focus on the interiors of Tsarskoe Selo, highlighting their evolution through history and the various Tsars. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. No legal disclaimer. Black cloth boards. Rare First Issue. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning. Facsimile dust jacket. Wrapped in a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Winding Stair

      New York: The Fountain Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, signed limited issue. Copy #68 of 600 [of an edition of 642] signed by W. B. Yeats on the half title page. Near Fine with toning to pages and purple end papers are faded. Gilt stamping and leather spine labels are sharp and bright. In a chipped and toned glassine wrapper, which is tattered and partially split at the spine. A lovely copy.

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      First edition, limited to 2500 copies on Alfa Mousse Navarre. 8vo., original pale yellow wrappers, uncut, pictorial dust jacket, housed in a custom made folding box. Paris, éditions du Carrefour.

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        The Man Within.

      Heinemann, London., 1929. First edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 354. The author's first novel. On the front pastedown is the inkstamped ownership signature of Greene's aunt Eva. Not sure how much of a connection, if any, can be made to Travels with My Aunt.Rear hinge cracking, otherwise very good indeed. No dustwrapper.

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        Bauhaus n°1, 1929

      Bauhaus, Dessau 1929 - Bauhaus Dessau, Janvier 1929, 297x210mm, 32pp., broché sous couverture illustrée. Redaction et mise en page Bauhaus Dessau , ce numéro réalisé par Hannes Meyer et Ernst Kali, contributions de Hannes Meyer, Lu Märten, H. Neugeboren, Mart Stam, Marianne Brandt, Naum Gabo, Klee, Kandinsky, Arieh Sharon. Etat moyen, dos fendu, couvertures détachées avec manques. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - New York [1929],20 Scribner. Red cloth, very good, 3 vol set 426+662+161p., 50 b. w. illustrations, +160 woodcuts, notes, addenda by H. Cordier, 2 maps. Vol. 3 is mismatched in green cloth, 161p., index, London 1920, Murray;addenda & research. This important work contains the results of recent research and discovery. Translated, edited & with notes by Sir Henry Yule, and revised due to recent discoveries by Henri Cordier. This latest edition contains all of the most recent data on the early Venetian traveler, with details of his sojourn in China. * Profusely illustrated with photos and drawings, it makes for an exciting & wonderful story of very early intercourse between East & West. With a memoir on Yule by his daughter. With a copious bibliography of Yule's writings. * This is a very detailed account of the whole journey from Europe via Central Asia, N. India, Tibet, Lamas, Himalayas, Cublay Kaan, the life, culture, customs & people of China. * His journeys West and South of Cathay, Tibet, Burma, Sichuan, Caindu, Carajan, Mien, Bangala, Anin, Coloman, Cuiju. Of silk & coal. Great River Kian, sugar refining in China, Min river, city of Heaven Zayton. Japan the Archipelago, S. India, coasts & islands, South of Cathay, Great River Kian, sugar refining in China, Min river, city of Heaven Zayton. *

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        Old Mrs. Chundle

      - Typescript, 14 pages, 4to., n.d., buckram folder, quarter morocco slipcase. Address slip of the literary agents Curtis Brown Ltd tipped to the title page, with a leaf of Max Gate stationery, undated, inscribed 'From Mrs. Thomas Hardy' in the hand of Florence Hardy.This story was not published during Hardy's lifetime, appearing in print in the Ladies Home Journal (Philadelphia) February 1929. A separate printing by Crosby Gaige, New York, followed, limited to 700 copies. Both printings were by arrangement with Mrs. Hardy, but on account of the inferiority of the story, contrary to the strong opinion of her co-executor, Sydney Cockerell. The story, a true one, Hardy had from Henry Moule and often repeated, but beyond this all we know is contained in his note on the Ms. 'written about 1888-1890.' The story was probably intended to be included in Wessex Tales or Life's Little Ironies. The original Ms. is now in the Dorset County Museum. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine. I: La période préhistorique l'époque Tcheou. L'époque Tch' ou et Ts'in. II: L'époque Han et les six Dynasties. III: La Sculpture de L'époque Han a L'époque Ming.

      Paris et Bruxelles: Les Éditions G. Van Oest, 1929. Ce livre est écrit en français, pas en anglais. "Édition originale de cet ouvrage considérable sur l'histoire et l'archéologie chinoises. Les planches photographiques en héliotypie portent pour la plupart plusieurs figures montrant des objets de mobilier : poteries, chaudrons, cloches, garnitures en bronze, pièces de chars en bronze, objets en jade, miroirs, broches, bijoux, lampes, sculptures, etc. Exemplaire incomplete: 3 des 4 volumes." In French, not in English. Published as part of the series, Annales du Musée Guimet, Bibliothéque d'art, Nouvelle série III. This set consists of the first three of four volumes. The first two volumes published in 1929, the third in 1930. With descriptions and an introductory essay by Osvald Sirén. Vol. I, La période préhistorique, L'époque Tcheou, L'époque Tch'ou et Ts'in; Vol. II, L'époque Han et les six Dynasties; Vol. III La sculpture de l'époque Han à l'époque Ming. Missing is Vol. IV L'architecture. Printed and bound in Tours, France by L'imprimerie Arrault. Heliotypes by A. Faucheaux in Cheles, France. Modern heavy-duty bindings of burgundy leatherette [imitation leather], with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. The bindings are immensely clean and with no apparent scuffing or rubbing. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. All text blocks firmly bound in. Small folio. 13 x 9 inches. Lovely marbled paper pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Vol. I with vi and 95 numbered pages of text and with 108 plates. Vol. II with 119 numbered pages of text and with 120 plates. Vol. III with 105 numbered pages of text and with 128 plates. All plates in B&W on heavy stock. Remarkably, as to each volume, we can find no age spotting or foxing. The first volume with previous owner name and address in a neat ink script to a preliminary blank page. Overall an immensely clean set of volumes. Very gently read; some pages are unopened. Originally issued in paperback format; slipped in are the three front wrappers. A Near Fine to Very Good Plus set. One would be hard put to find a finer set. Thanks due to Hordern House Rare Books for the following commentary: "Scarce and historically important set documenting the art of China, including hundreds of photographic plates from the author's personal archive. Osvald Sirén [1879-1966] was a pre-eminent sinologist and art historian of his generation. After completing a thesis on the European Renaissance, Sirén was drawn to oriental art through a personal interest in Theosophy. So began a life-long interest, of which Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine is a crowning achievement. Sirén was appointed professor at Stockholm University, although he lectured little and preferred to communicate through published works. Furthermore, like many art historians of the era, he advised private collectors and acquired artworks of significance during his travels in China. Sirén visited China several times between the wars, traveling widely and documenting remote and inaccessible sites. The present work reproduces many of the author's photographs, and as such forms a unique visual archive of Chinese art. (Sadly, some of the sites documented in this series, including remote shrines and Buddhist wall paintings, did not survive the ravages of the cultural revolution.)". First French Edition. Leatherette. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        L'Architecture Française

      P. et Bruxelles, Vanoest, 1928, 1929. 3 volumes in folio en feuilles sous chemise à lacets bleus éditeur, 562 planches simples et doubles. Index des artistes et des lieux. Infimes rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire. Réimpression de l'édition originale de 1727 publiée par les soins avec une introduction et une table des matières de R. Louis Hautecoeur.?

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. 216pp. Original black cloth ruled in red with silver lettering. Near Fine with publisher's name at foot rubbed, slightly bumped bottom front corner, pages toned with age. No jacket. A single page (211) opened incorrectly by printer. A very neat, clean copy of an extremely hard-to-find first. The author's second novel, widely considered a major work of 20th century American fiction, as well as a keystone of both feminist and African-American literature.

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        The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-1913.

      Second edition, second issue. Two volumes. 8vo. lxiv, 300, (4); viii, 301-585, (1) pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettered to the spines. Two colour frontispieces, 4 colour and 52 black and white plates, some two to a page, plus 5 maps, of which 4 are folding. Neatly repaired scrape to the upper board of volume I, mild rubbing to the extremities, a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Fleur-de-Neige illustrations de Kay Nielsen

      Original illustrated paper wraps. Number 1170 from an edition of 2400. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. Text is in French. Black and white and colour illustrations (behind tissue guards). Contains 12 tales from the brothers Grimm. 300 by 230mm (11¾ by 9 inches).

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books]
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        Chaucer's The Wyf of Bathe. Decorated by Pearl Binder

      London, Mandrake Press, 1929. Large octavo, 44 pages with 17 illustrations (all but one of them two-colour), printed on Japon vellum. Pictorial parchment boards very slightly marked and rubbed; essentially a fine copy. Offered together with the uniform companion volume from the Press, 'The Book of Tobit', with decorations by Ann Gillmore Carter (a fine copy with the original plain opaque dustwrapper a little worn and repaired, with the number '45' in blue pencil on the rear panel). Percy Reginald Stephensen (1901-1965) was an Australian writer, publisher and political activist; he established the short-lived Mandrake Press (1929-30), primarily to publish a book of D.H. Lawrence's controversial paintings. Among the 32 items published by the Press were books by Aleister Crowley, and these two black-letter volumes, rare in our experience.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Collection of Vintage Wallpaper Catalogues

      Six catalogues from the Essef wallpaper company in Paris, dating from 1929 to 1939, together with a small undated flyer, each catalogue with anywhere from 10 to 25 mostly full-color plates depicting examples of the company's wallpaper designs in various settings including living rooms, studies or offices, dining rooms, bedrooms, halls and stairwells, and other interior spaces, the catalogues with model or design numbers for the various patterns on index pages or captioned below the images, designers include Primavera, Ruhlmann, Sue et Mare, Stephany, and others. Four catalogues oblong 8vo., the other two oblong 4to. Orig. tie-bound printed paper wrpps. Some minor wear, very small tears or chipping along spies, overall very good. Paris/Balagny-sur-Thérain (Société Française des Papiers Peints) 1929-1939. This group of catalogues provides a wonderful overview of the changes in wallpaper design as well as in interior design and furniture styles during the 1930's. One of the later catalogues also includes the "Sanitex" line of washable wallpaper. Very scarce; as of July 2017, WorldCat locates only one holding of each of the catalogues in North America. The titles and years of the various catalogues and flyer are as follows: - Des Papiers Peints d'Art pour Votre Home. 1929-1930. - Dernières Crèations... 1931-1932. - Quelques Spécimens de Papiers Peints de la Collection d'Art. (n.d.) - Nouvelles Creations. 1935-1936. - Essef 1936-1937. - Essef 1937-1938. - Essef 1938-1939.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        May & Malone Presenting The Red Book For 1929

      Chicago: May & Malone, Inc.. Very Good. 1929. Hardcover. Bound in red embossed faux morocco. Numerous full-color pages. Contains original "Confidential Discount Information" sheet attached to front pastedown, ring size card, 4 May & Malone Wholesalers & Importers use-order forms and a correction form intended to correct errata of the book tipped in. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        Œuvres complètes de Marcel Proust. Complete in 20 volumes

      Paris : [Éditions de la Nouvelle revue française], 1929, Softcover, First and Limited Edition. Good copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges slightly nicked and dust-dulled as with age. Physical description; 10 titles, 20 volumes ; 22 cm. Notes; Unread copy and limited edition, #3102. Contents; --t. 1-7. À la recherche du temps perdu: t. 1. Du côté de chez Swann. -- t. 2. À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs.-- t. 3. Le côté de Guermantes.-- t. 4. Sodome et Gomorrhe. -- t. 5. La prisonnière. -- t. 6. Albertine disparue. -- t. 7. Le temps retrouvé.--t. 8 Pastiches et mélanges.--t. 9. Les plaisirs et les jours.--t. 10 Chroniques. Subjects; Marcel Proust (1871-1922). Collected works. French writing. 19th-20th century writing. Inventory No: 240141.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Art of H. Anglada-Camarasa. A Study in Modern Art. [Buch, mit zusätzlicher Originalzeichnung].

      London, The Leicester Galleries 1929 - 4°, 88 S. u. 48 Taf. (1 davon als Frontispiz), Priv.-Pgt. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Kanten tlw. etw. berieben, winziger Riss im Fusssteg des Frontispiz, vereinzelt etw. stockfl.; gutes Ex. EA. 1 von 500 Ex. Auf Deckpapier des Frontispiz eine signierte Original-Bleistiftzeichnung (Hüftbild einer Frau, ein Kleinkind tragend, vor Landschaft; 16 x 11 cm, unten in Tinte signiert) montiert. Mit Widmung des Künstlers auf Fusssteg des Frontispiz («Muy respetuasamente / a la Senora Dr. O. Salzmann / H. Anglada-Camarasa»). - «Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa (1871 in Barcelona - 17. Juli 1959 in Pollença) war ein katalanisch-spanischer Maler des Postimpressionismus und des Jugendstils. Anglada Camarasa studierte Malerei an der Escola de Belles Arts de Barcelona (?Schule der Schönen Künste in Barcelona?) bevor er 1894 nach Paris zog, wo er zunächst unter sehr einfachen Verhältnissen lebte, bevor seine Kunst um die Jahrhundertwende Anerkennung gewann. 1901 eröffnete Anglada Camarasa ein eigenes Atelier in Paris und lehrte später auch an der Académie Vitti. Er nahm an einer großen Kunstausstellung in Dresden teil, gewann mehrere internationale Preise und erlangte vor allem in Italien Erfolg. Er war mit russischen Avantgardekünstlern wie Gorki, Meyerhold und Kandinsky befreundet. Der dekorativ-ornamentale Stil seiner Frauenporträts aus der Zeit vor 1914 weist hingegen jedoch deutliche Parallelen zu den Werken von Gustav Klimt auf. 1914 bis 1936 lebte Anglada Camarasa auf den Balearen. 1936, zu Anfang des Spanischen Bürgerkriegs, musste der bekennende Republikaner und Freimaurer ins Exil nach Südfrankreich gehen, 1948 kehrte er jedoch auf die Balearen zurück, wo er 1959 auch verstarb.» 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Kunst - MonographienGemälde - ZeichnungSignierte BücherKunst - 20 Jht. bis 1945Neueingänge - Kunst

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        Children of the Ritz (Two original photographs from the 1929 film)

      Los Angeles: First National Pictures, 1929. Two vintage photographs from the the 1929 film. Based on the 1927 novel by Cornell Woolrich, one of six Fitzgerald-esque novels written by the author before he turned to a life of crime (writing). A spoiled rich girl falls for a poor chauffeur, but their situation is partially reversed when her family loses all their money and he wins $50,000 at a racetrack. They get married, but it's not long before she starts spending their money the way she used to spend hers. Complications ensue. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        A l'amour et à l'amitié. Lithographies originales de Pierre-Eugène Clairin.

      P., chez Fernand Mourlot, 1929. In-4, demi-maroquin à grains grenat à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. 12 compositions hors-texte, 11 dans le texte. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale tirée à 150 exemplaires, celui-ci hors-commerce sur vélin d'Arches signé par l'auteur et l'artiste avec une suite des hors-texte en sanguine sur Chine et enrichi de trois poèmes manuscrits signés ne figurant pas dans l'ouvrage, dont un "A Francis Carco".

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        Good-Bye To All That.

      Jonathan Cape, London 1929 - First edition, first issue of Graves' classic autobiography with Siegfried Sassoon's poem on pp. 341-343. Octavo, original red cloth, frontispiece of Graves, illustrated with maps and photographs. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Jacket design by Len Lye. Photography by Alfred Cracknell. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Good-Bye to All That bids farewell not only to England and his English family and friends, but also to a way of life. Tracing his upbringing from his solidly middle-class Victorian childhood through his entry into the war at age twenty-one as a patriotic captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, this dramatic, poignant, often wry autobiography goes on to depict the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War, from life in the trenches and the loss of dear friends, to the stupidity of government bureaucracy and the absurdity of English class stratification. Paul Fussell has hailed it as "the best memoir of the First World War." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dolls of Friendship. The Story of a Goodwill Project between the Children of America and Japan. New York, Friendship Press

      1929 - First Edition. 8vo, xvi, 136pp, cloth-backed paper over boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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      Harcourt Brace, New York 1929 - 8vo, black cloth stamped in red; top edge stained red. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1929). First Edition. A near fine copy in a poor dust wrapper. 8vo, black cloth stamped in red; top edge stained red. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1929). First Edition. A near fine copy in a poor dust wrapper. Wrapper in pieces. Price-clipped d.w. is chipped at the top & bottom of the spine, and the bottom edge of the front panel, with some loss of lettering but altogether a nice copy of an uncommon book. The true first edition, without date on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Dear Judas, and Other Poems

      Horace Liveright, New York 1929 - Hardcover in original publisher's non price-clipped dust-jacket. 129 pages. First trade edition, one of only 3,000 printed. Inscribed and signed by Jeffers to A.W. Peterson at Tor House, Carmel, California, August, 1939. An exceptional copy with no previous ownership marks or labels. Book is clean, square, fresh and unmarked. Dust-jacket shows two small closed tears on lower front panel, else fine. The volume contains two longer poems, the eponymous titled 'Dear Judas' and 'The Loving Shepherdess', plus six other poems. Purchased in the late 1980's, by previous owner, at one of the six Christie's sales of the Doheny collection. Housed in a marvelous multi-colored half-leather modernist slipcase with inner clamshell sleeve. A fine inscribed copy in a very good+ dust-jacket, now protected by acetate cover, the whole presented in a magnificent near fine custom book box. [Albert 60] Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Long Eared Bat (The Tale of the Long-Eared Bat)

      Akron and New York: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good plus. Fern Bisel Peat. Thin folio. 64pp. Each page of text encased in a black and white frame illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat. In addition there are four full page illustrations in color. Publisher's black cloth spine, decorated paper boards by the illustrator, yellow endpapers. A fine, gift-quality copy exhibiting essentially no trace of wear. The dustwrapper is not clipped; it has a little wear along the edges and folds but is very good or better. You will not find this title in better condition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Paper Houses.

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very faint fading to cloth around the extremities, but an excellent copy, sound and fresh, with the dust jacket only a little tanned and stained to spine and slightly chipped at the ends and corners, entirely unrestored. First edition, first impression, an uncommon Hogarth Press title (1,262 copies were printed), with the very scarce Roger Fry dust jacket in exceptional condition. Paper Houses is an early short story collection by William Plomer (1903-1973).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: The Fountain Press, 1929. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF YEATS'S THE WINDING STAIR , ONLY ONE OF 600 SIGNED COPIES. "Some of Yeats's greatest verse was written subsequently, appearing in The Winding Stair (1929). The poems... use, as their dominant subjects and symbols, the Easter Rising and the Irish civil war; Yeats's own tower; the Byzantine Empire and its mosaics; Plato, Plotinus, and Porphyry; and the author's interest in contemporary psychical research" (Encyclopedia Britannica).This is the true first appearance of The Winding Stair collection, published soon after Yeats's The Tower (1928).  These two productions are widely regarded as containing Yeats's most accomplished and sophisticated works.The poems included in this collection are: "In Memory of Eva Gore Booth and Con Markiewicz", "Death", "A Dialogue of Self and Soul," Blood and the Moon", "Oil and Blood", and "A Woman Young and Old".Number 357 of 600 copies signed by the author on the half-title, from a total edition of 642 copies. New York: The Fountain Press, 1929. Octavo, original blue cloth, red morocco labels, gilt detailing and lettering on spine, gilt floral rolls to boards; top edge gilt. Pages untrimmed (as issued); purple endpapers. Handsome small bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown. Housed in a vibrant custom teal box. Light, general wear to binding; spots of fading to endpapers (as usual); text exceptionally clean. An exquisite, fresh copy. Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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