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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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. 

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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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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        THE FIRST AMERICAN BIBLE. A LEAF FROM A COPY OF THE BIBLE TRANSLATED INTO THE INDIAN LANGUAGE BY JOHN ELIOT AND PRINTED AT CAMBRIDGE IN NEW ENGLAND IN THE YEAR 1663

      Boston. 1929.. 20pp. and tipped-in leaf. Original cloth, stamped in gilt. A fine copy. In a quarto- sized half leather and cloth folder. This is the first leaf book to contain a leaf of the Eliot Indian Bible, the first Bible issued in America and one of the great monuments of early American printing. The book was issued in an edition of 157 copies by Goodspeed's Book Store, with printing by D.B. Updike and an introduction by George Parker Winship. The leaf is chapters 28 and 29 of Numbers. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 142.

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        Skalden offrar till Gratierna. - Illustration till Goethes elfte romerska elegi.

      Laverad pennteckning. Ytterst diskret signerad "Yngve" i nedre vänstra hörnet. 39,5 x 29 cm. Bladet lätt gulnat.<p>Litteratur: Detta är en variant av den utgivna illustrationen. Jämför helsidesplansch mot s. 26 i Goethes Romerska elegier (Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1929). Litteratur: Karl Asplund, Yngve Berg (1964), s. 119-26, särskilt s. 124: "Där skalden i den följande [=elfte] elegien offrar åt gratierna, stiger de för Amor försmådda romerska gudarna fram i ett moln. I båda dessa bilder har konstnären anslutit till 1700-talsteaterns sceniska arrangemang med gudarna sänkande sig från scentaket, så som vi ännu kan bevittna det på Drottningholmsteatern".. Denna variant av motivet är i själva verket långt mer levande och elegant än den som ingår i den utgivna boken, där bilden tyngs av rekvisita och huvudfigurens statiska ställning. Goethes text lyder, i Allan Bergstrands översättning: "Gratier, här på ert rena altare lägger poeten / ned några fattiga blad, knoppar av rosor därtill. // Full av förtröstan ger han offret. Konstnären glädes, / när han sin verkstad ser ständigt ett Pantheon lik. // Jupiter sänker gudomliga pannan, Juno den lyfter; / Foibos [=Apollon] skrider där hög, skakande lockarnas prakt; // nyktert och kallt Minerva ser ned, och Hermes, den lätte, / vänder åt sidan sin blick, skälmsk och på samma gång öm. // Men till Bacchus, den veke, drömmande, höjer Cythere / trånsjukt smäktande blick, fuktig i marmorn ännu, // drömmer sig vila ljuvt i hans famn, ser ut som hon sporde: / Varför står Amor, min son, ej här vid sidan av oss?"<p>"Goetheutstyrseln är en höjdpunkt i svensk bokkonst och den internationellt mest berömda. Tyskarna blevo så hänförda av den att Bauersche Giesserei 1938 lät utge den i en tysk upplaga och originalen införlivades med Goethemuseets i Frankfurts samlingar" (G. Svensson, Den svenska boken under 50 år).<p>Av 1900-talets bokkonstnärer är det ingen som tagit intryck av 1700-talets laveringskonst såsom Yngve Berg, som även är känd för sina kongeniala illustrationer till Bellman (1917-1918)

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Illustrated By Rockwell Kent

      New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1929., 1929. Signed Limited Edition, No. 154 /1100. Tall 8vo., pp. 120. Bound in the publisher&#39;s original specially designed pictorial cloth with brown leather title label to spine, top edge gilt. Held in a new protective slipcase of green cloth with green leather spine, titles in gilt. Colour illustrations by Rockwell Kent. SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Slightly sunned spine. A lovely example of fine book production. &#39;Either we live by accident and die by accident, or we live by plan and die by plan&#39;. The story opens with the breaking of &#39;the finest bridge in all Peru&#39;, built of osier by the Incas more than a century before, killing the five people who were crossing it at the time. The author, through the character of Brother Juniper who witnessed the accident, then takes up, each in turn, the lives of these five people and brings before the readers their inmost thoughts and desires; and shows how, in different ways, this final crossing of the bridge was the fitting consummation of their lives. Pulitzer Prize winner. Listed in Time Magazine&#39;s 100 Best Modern Novels.

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        Kikai to Geijutsu to no Koryu / The Correspondence [or Cultural Exchange] between Machine and Art

      Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. Cover design by Masao Horino, "the most important proponent of the shinko shashin movement." (Maggs). Text by Takao Itagaki, himself the foremost proponent of modernism in Japan. An anthology of images of modernist architecture and its precursors, reproducing work by Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe; and with images and film stills by Man Ray and Hans Richter among others. No copies in OCLC. (Maggs 78). Long, presumably non-authorial inscription in Japanese on the front endpaper; a near fine copy in Bauhaus inspired textured linen boards with two small black and white photographs mounted on, in a very good (if worn) example of the fragile slipcase. The highspot of Japanese constructivist design between the wars.

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        Verraten durch die S.P.D. - Wählt Kommunisten! ["Betrayed by the Social Democrats - Vote Communist!"]

      Berlin: Peuvag, [1929/30]. Lithographed poster in 4 colors; 140cm x 96cm (ca 55" x 38"). Printed in two sheets (here assembled); archivally backed on linen. Minor restoration to extremities, with several small (ca. 1/2") areas of fill-in (not approaching image or text); light soil. Grade A-/B+. & & One of the most graphically sophisticated of Slama&#39;s many posters executed for the German Communist Party (KPD) for the 1928 General Elections, all produced under the pseudonym "A. Malsov" (an anagram of "V. Slama"). Slama (1890-1973) was clearly influenced by the design aesthetic of the Bauhaus, and the dramatic red fist rising from inside the walls of a prison has a decidedly architectural quality. As in many Bauhaus compositions the text is integrated as a vital element of the overall design. A celebrated and oft-reproduced Slama work, rarely seen in commerce; the present example truly impressive in scale and in exceptional condition.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Tarzan and the Forbidden City (Signed)

      Burroughs, 1929. Signed and inscribed by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Inscription reads:To Kenneth Donald Alley Best Wishes. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Book plate name is Kenneth D. Alley. Blue boards. Red Lettering. Wear to head of spine. Corners slightly nicked. Jacket-wrapped in mylar has most of the word Tarzan missing on spine. Jacket has been reinforced around all edges. Top Front of jacket has damage-part of letter T-left hand side of the crossbar -and damaged to letter N also in the title line. Small piece missing back bottom of jacket. Jacket is not price clipped. Some tape marks on jacket. COver is bright and original.Stated First edition. All illustrations present.. Signed and Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by John Coleman Burroughs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: St Peter Books]
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        Our Exagmination Round His Factification For Incamination of Work in Progress

      Paris, Shakespeare and Company,, 1929. With letters of protest by G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. Octavo. Original wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed. Housed in a black cloth solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Pages tanned as usual, edges of wrappers with a few minor chips, a little loss at the base of the spine not effecting the lettering. First Edition, First Printing, Trade Issue. Signed by Beckett at the start of his contribution. This early critique of Joyce&#39;s final work was published some 10 years prior to the publication of the finished novel. Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious Joyce. A myth surrounding this work is that one or both of the two letters of protest were written by Joyce himself. However both authors existed - indeed Beach herself commissioned Slingsby. Dixon&#39;s effort - which is marvelous - was an unsolicited one by a Russian émigré who was to die in Paris in 1929 - just as the book was published. A very uncommon work to find in signed state.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Plante -d'aprËs des dEtails trËs aggrandis de formes vEgetales. Introduction de Charles Nierendorf

      Paris: Librairie des Arts DEcoratifs A. Calavas diteur n.d. ca. 1929 Paris: Librairie des Arts DEcoratifs, A. Calavas &#139;diteur, [n.d., ca. 1929]. French issue of Urformen der Kunst [1928]. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Roth 101, pp. 48-49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The French issue of Blossfeldt's masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art. In exceptionally fine condition

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        Art Forms in Nature. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      New York: E. Weyhe 1929 New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First American edition. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in good dust jacket (front panel partly detached with closed tear, 1-inch chip from foot of spine, other chipping, still quite presentable. Roth 101, pp. 48- 49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The first American edition of Blossfeld't masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art

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        La Plante -d&#39;aprËs des dEtails trËs aggrandis de formes vEgetales. Introduction de Charles Nierendorf

      Paris: Librairie des Arts DEcoratifs, A. Calavas &#139;diteur, [n.d., ca. 1929]. French issue of Urformen der Kunst [1928]. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Roth 101, pp. 48-49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The French issue of Blossfeldt&#39;s masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art. In exceptionally fine condition

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        Art Forms in Nature. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First American edition. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in good dust jacket (front panel partly detached with closed tear, 1-inch chip from foot of spine, other chipping, still quite presentable. Roth 101, pp. 48- 49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The first American edition of Blossfeld&#39;t masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art

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        Art Forms In Nature: Examples From The Plant World Photographed From Nature

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Introduction by Karl Nierendorf. Text in English. Blossfeldt&#39;s classic first volume of photographs of plants with 120 pages of gravure prints. An about very good copy with some wear to the bottom of the spine and bottom corners and edge of bottom of the boards as well the gilt of the lettering on the spine is somewhat dimmed. Internally though this copy is clean. Lacking the scarce dust jacket.(Parr & Badger v1, 96, Roth 48-49)

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        MORCEAUX CHOISIS DE LA FABRICATION DES AMERICAINS. Histoire du Progres d&#39;une Famille. Signed

      Paris: Editions de La Montagne, [1929]., 1929 Very Uncommon & important Stein. Numbered & Signed by Stein & Berard. 1 of 85 Copies [0f 302 total edition] On Verge Bouffant PaperTraduction et Preface de Georges Hugnet. Portrait de l&#39;auteur par Christian Berard. Tall octavo, 125pp., Decorated cream-coloured stiff wrappers with original glassine & custom fitted stiff Mylar protective outer wrapper. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Gertrude Stein by Christian Berard. A superb fine, lovely copy [tiny tear neatly closed]. Contents fresh & clean, partially unopened. First French Edition of selections from Stein&#39;s Masterpiece: The Making of Americans. Signed by Gertrude Stein & by Christian Berard. Of the entire edition, only the first 100 copies [all papers] contain the frontispiece portrait of Gertrude Stein by Berard]. Wilson D5c. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        THE TITTLED BIBLE. A Model Codex of the Pentateuch reproduced in facsimile from Ms No. 85 of the Gaster Collection now in the British Museum. With a dissertation on the history of the tittles, their origin, date and significance by Moses Gaster

      FIRST EDITION, 1929. Folio, approximatley 355 x 250 mm, 14 x 9¾ inches, title page printed red and black, pages 55 Dissertation and 439 pages of facsimile illustrations of the manuscript, bound in half leather over cloth sides, black dividing rules, raised bands and black rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, top edges gilt, in the original plain card slipcase. One or two small pale marks to cloth, very slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine otherwise contents clean and bright. SLIP C ASE slightly marked and slightly worn, starting to split at opening on one end. A very good copy. Dr Moses Gaster (1856 -1939) was a Romanian-born Jewish-British scholar and Hebrew linguist. He settled in England in 1885 where he held a lectureship, 1886 and 1891, in Slavonic literature at the University of Oxford and in 1893 he became a naturalised British citizen. He became the Hakam of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation in London. He was a member of the councils of the Folklore, Biblical, Archeological, and Royal Asiatic societies, and wrote many papers in the interest of these bodies. He was a great collector of manuscripts, having over two thousand, mainly Hebrew, Samaritan and Slavonic. The manuscript published in The Tittled Bible "in all probability the only manuscript of its kind in existence. ... The manuscript is written in an Oriental hand, probably by the middle of the fourteenth century. ...The special value of this unique manuscript lies ... in the fact that it is profusely marked with Tittles." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. hardcover. very good(+). 40 volumes. Thick 8vos, beautifully bound by Bayntun in full burgundy morocco, highly ornate gilt-stamped covers and spines with raised bands (several volumes have minor damage at spine ends, and several volumes have neat repairs to front joints); uncut edges, marbled endpapers and doublures, top edge gilt. London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. Very good(+). An exquisite set which includes 2 volumes of the "Letters and Speeches" and John Forster&#39;s "The Life of Charles Dickens" also in 2 volumes.

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        Les Amours de Frêne et Galeran. Racontées d&#39;après Jean Renart, trouvère du XIIe siècle par le poète André MARY et ornées de XXXVII images gravées sur bois et colorées par le peintre Louis BOUQUET

      Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1929. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Full-color illustrated wraps in early woodcut design, edges uncut; 4to; with full-color woodcut illustrations and illuminated initials throughout by Bouquet and Keller, hand-colored by Marius Audin. Number 313 from a limited edition of 400 copies, &#147;exemple sur Vergé a la cuve de Tallende.&#148; Plus an additional suite of engravings, in b/w, loose -- and lovely, suitable for display. A retelling in modern French of select canons in Medieval French Literature. Covers very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; spine tips lightly chipped. Simply lovely on the inside.

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        Die Arbeit am Charakter: Die neuere Psychotherapie in ihrer Unwendung auf Erziehung, Selbsterziehung und seelische hilfeleiftung

      Schwerin im Mecklenburg: Friedrich Bahn, 1929. Second Edition. Octavo (22cm). Original yellow cloth boards, lettered in red and black on spine and front cover; 167pp. With presentation inscription to Adolf Hitler on half-title: "Unserem geliebten Führer Adolf Hitler, weil er von uns allen die Arbeit am Charakter fordert." dated 1934; Hitler&#39;s engraved bookplate inside front cover. Covers unevenly dusted and slightly foxed; internally clean, tight and unmarked; about Very Good. & & A widely-read work by Kunkel (1889-1956), a prominent early Adlerian psychologist and formulator of the school of "we-psychology," based on a synthesis of Freud, Adler and Jung and grounded in purely religious thought. Kunkel entered full-time practice in Berlin in 1924; while it is tempting to imagine a young Hitler among his early patients, there is no evidence to support such a notion. Kunkel openly supported Hitler and the Nazis in the first years of the Reich, but did not share Hitler&#39;s anti-Semitism and ended fleeing Germany for the United States in 1939. & & While books inscribed to the Fuehrer are not excessively rare (scholar Timothy Ryback has estimated that at the height of his power Hitler received thousands of inscribed books each month from aspiring authors), those with truly personal associations are notably scarce; those containing Hitler&#39;s private bookplate - indicating actual "acceptance" of the gift - even moreso. Most of these latter were held in Hitler&#39;s private library at Obersaltzberg ("The Berghof"), where, according to Herbert Dohring, manager of Hitler&#39;s estate from 1936 to 1943, Hitler kept "the books he really cared about." Like countless other souvenirs taken out of Germany after the war, the current volume was removed from Hitler&#39;s bunker at Obersaltzberg by an American G.I. in 1945, remaining in his family&#39;s possession until now.

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        Les Amours de Frêne et Galeran. Racontées d'après Jean Renart, trouvère du XIIe siècle par le poète André MARY et ornées de XXXVII images gravées sur bois et colorées par le peintre Louis BOUQUET

      Henri Jonquieres Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1929. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Full-color illustrated wraps in early woodcut design, edges uncut; 4to; with full-color woodcut illustrations and illuminated initials throughout by Bouquet and Keller, hand-colored by Marius Audin. Number 313 from a limited edition of 400 copies, &#147;exemple sur Vergé a la cuve de Tallende.&#148; Plus an additional suite of engravings, in b/w, loose -- and lovely, suitable for display. A retelling in modern French of select canons in Medieval French Literature. Covers very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; spine tips lightly chipped. Simply lovely on the inside.

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        Le Drageoir aus Épices.

      Paris: Le Graveurs Modernes 1929. With 54 original etchings by Auguste Brouet. 4to. Half morocco, spine richly gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, orig. wrappers preserved. (Flammarion).. One of 40 copies on Japon impérial. With an extra suite of the engravings

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        VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

      1929. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith. Lond: Harrap, [1929]. 4to full gilt vellum, top edge gilt, fine. LIMITED TO 575 COPIES FOR ENGLAND NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with 12 very lovely color plates plus text b&w's and pictorial endpapers. A beautiful copy.

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        A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch, his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov. Translated by John Cournos with Decorations by Paul Nash.

      [London]: The Aquila Press 1929.. Limited edition, no. 102 of 750 copies, tall 8vo, (iv), 24, (2), 5, (3) pp. 4 coloured wood engravings, light browning to endpapers, signature on fly leaf. Original orange morocco binding designed by Nash, upper cover with black and white inlaid pieces and blind stamped rules, very slight sunning to spine and upper part of covers. A fine production in a Gothic typescript printed on and complemented by the light grey, hand made, Maillol paper. The first of only 4 bindings that Nash designed. Colvin 18.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      George H. Harrap & Company London: George H. Harrap & Company, (1929). First Trade Edition (Deluxe edition). Hardcover. vg. Quarto. 232pp. Gold-stamped and colorfully illustrated full olive morocco deluxe binding. Top edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers, half-title and title-page. Color frontispiece by Rackham. Handsome copy of "The Vicar of Wakefield" by Irish author and poet Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774). The work consists of 32 chapters and was one of the most popular and widely read 18th century novels among 19th century Victorians. Delightfully illustrated with 12 full-page color reproductions of drawings (incl. frontispiece) on glossy paper, as well as b/w drawings by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Some sunning and scuffing on binding. Rubbing on head and tail of spine, corners, joints and parts of edges. Sunning on endpapers, foxing on first and last two leaves. Small brown stain on half-title page. Slight age yellowing to outer edges of margins of color plates. Tight copy in overall very good condition.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: George G. Harrap & Company (1929).. Limited edition, no. 26 of 575 copies published in England, from a total edition of 775 copies, 4to, 232 pp. 12 coloured plates plus illustrations in the text, grey and white pictorial endpapers, light foxing to the first and last text leaf. Original gilt titled vellum, t.e.g., some minor marks otherwise an excellent copy held in a later half morocco solander case. Latimore and Haskell p65. Riall p170.

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        Twice-signed book from Franklin D. Roosevelt&#146;s library: &#147;John De Lancaster,&#148; an 1809 British novel with anti-Semitic overtones

      Book signed &#147;Franklin D. Roosevelt / 1929 / a rare old novel&#148; in pencil on inside leaf attached to front cover and &#147;Franklin D. Roosevelt / Hyde Park / Very fine copy&#148; in ink on the front free-endpaper, 293 pages, 4.5&#148; x 7.5&#148;. Uncut. Title page: &#147;John De Lancaster. / A Novel. / by / Richard Cumberland, Esq. / in two volumes / Vol. I / New York: / Printed for E. Sargeant, corner of Broadway and / Wall-Street, Opposite Trinity Church, / and M. & W. Ward, No. 4 City Hotel, / by D. & G. Bruce. / 1809.&#148; Some pencil marks on signature leaves. Pages waved, some foxing. Gray boards with spine worn away, lower portion missing. Original label on spine &#147;John / De Lancaster / Vol. I&#148; worn. Front board detached at spine. British author Richard Cumberland (1732-1811) wrote plays, novels, poems, essays, odes, etc. Among his works were a collection of essays entitled &#147;The Observer&#148; (1785) and &#147;The Jew&#148; (1794). It is generally agreed that Cumberland was sympathetic to the plight of the Jew and the existence of anti-Semitism in England and that his goal in writing &#147;The Jew&#148; was to promote tolerance of Jews. Cumberland&#146;s last novel, &#147;John De Lancaster,&#148; seemed to do just the opposite. In 1809, Sir Walter Scott reviewed &#147;John de Lancaster,&#148; in &#147;Quarterly Review.&#148; In part, &#147;The descendants of Israel were heretofore favourites with Mr. Cumberland. The characters of Abraham Abrahams in the &#145;Observer,&#146; of Sheva in the &#145;Jew,&#146; even of Nicolas Pedrosa in the lively tale which bears his name, are honourable and able testimonies of his efforts to stem popular prejudice in favour of a people, degraded because they are oppressed, and ridiculed because they are degraded. Apparently, however, he hath repented him of his inclination towards the Jews, for not only do this same Mrs Ap Owen and her son exhibit characters the most base, malicious, and detestable, but their descent from the stock of Abraham is thrown at their heads by all who speak of them, and is obviously held out as one source at least of their enormities. There is a singular passage in Mr Cumberland's Memoirs, from which it would seem that the guilt of negligence at least, if not of ingratitude, worse than witchcraft, has, in his opinion, attached to the synagogue. Perhaps this may be one cause why he now spits upon their Jewish gaberdine...The character of David Ap Owen also opens gradually on the reader. He first pinches the tail of a lap-dog: secondly, he gallops past young John de Lancaster, in hunting, and maliciously bespatters him with mud and gravel, to the great damage of his clothes, and danger of his precious eyesight : thirdly, this &#145;Jew-born miscreant,&#146; as De Lancaster terms him, insults the youthful heir of Kray Castle at a festive meeting of the family harpers...&#148;

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        LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES. Illustrée de vingt eaux-fortes originales gravées par Etienne Drian.

      In-4, bross. alla francese, custodia in mz. pelle, astuccio, pp. (8),181,(11) a fogli sciolti, illustrato da 20 affascinanti acqueforti incise da Drian, così composte: 11 tavv. f.t., 1 vignetta al frontesp., 4 grandi testate e 4 grandi finali, in doppio stato (uno con remarques e uno definitivo). Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 224: ?Très intéressante publication cotée? - Benezit,IV, p. 735: ?Etienne Drian (1885-1961), essentiellement peintre de la femme, et plus particulièrement de la Parisienne, illustra plusieurs ouvrages?. Bella edizione di 180 esempl. numer. Il ns., 63, fa parte della tiratura di 40 (num. 31 a 70) ?sur Japon impérial contenant deux états des eaux-fortes?. Ben conservato.

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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      Shakespeare and Company 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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        APHRODITE. Moeurs antiques. Eaux-fortes originales en couleurs gravées par Edouard Chimot.

      In-4, bross. alla francese, custodia in mz. pelle, astuccio, testo e tavv. a fogli sciolti, pp. (4),XIV,(2),257,(5), con le bellissime composizioni incise all?acquaforte da Chimot: sono 15 tavv. f.t. e 1 grande testata alla Prefazione, tutte a colori; il testo è ornato da squisite illustrazioni in stile egizio (35 testate e 32 finali in tinta). Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 249: ?Belle publication recherchée et cotée. Une des meilleures illustrations de l?artiste? - Benezit,III, p, 593. ?Edition de grand luxe? di 325 esempl. numer. Il ns., 285, fa parte della tiratura di 154 (num. 147 a 300) ?sur papier de Rives à la forme teinté avec un état des 16 planches?. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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

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

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

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

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        Modern Architecture

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

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

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

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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

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

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        100 x Paris

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

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

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

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