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        Seventy-Five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and After the Admission of the State to the Union

      San Francisco: John Howell, 1929. First edition thus. Quarter linen over paper covered boards, paper spine label. A near fine copy, tiny chip to paper covering at tip of fore edge. . 4to. Signed by the editor and publisher. No. 150 of the Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition (limited to 50 copies). Extra-illustrated with 18 additional items (and typed index) including a n original copy in pencil of a manuscript of the author, "Early Recollections of San Francisco and Bay and River Navigation." a wonderful work. "Most valuable of all Californian reminiscences," Howes, p. 153. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Howes D136. Cowan, p. 160. Zamorano 80: 27. Kurutz 170b. Rocq 9091.

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        NORTH OF BOSTON

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (Jan. 1929). Second Edition. Hardcover. Owner name and address on the rear endpaper. Spine quite dull with the lettering barely visible. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards. Later Printing of Frost's second book. Portrait frontispiece of the author. SIGNED by the poet on the title page with one of his most famous lines, from the first poem in the book "Mending Wall": "Something there is that doesn't love a wall./Robert Frost." A small (2-3/4" x 4") original photograph of Frost in a suit standing before a tree is pasted to the front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        John Rowe. An Eighteenth Century Boston Angler

      Boston: Privately Printed by the Cosmos Press, 1929. First edition, one of 150 copies. 8vo. 32 pp. Half green cloth and marbled boards. Minor edge wear, else fine. Biscotti, p. 342 . Selections of extracts on angling from the diaries of John Rowe (1715-1787), wealthy Boston merchant

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sartoris (Inscribed and signed 'Bill Faulkner'!)

      NY: Harcourt, Brace , 1929. 1st edition, w/ no indication of any other printing. Hardcover. Extremities rubbed; mild binding roll. Good, secondhand condition, improved by facsimile first edition dust jacket. The author's scarce fourth book, one of only 1998 printed. INSCRIBED and signed by the author: "To Frances Eubanks, from Bill Faulkner, 25 June 1929." Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. Faulkner's signature in this book has been compared to numerous samples and certified by a well-known expert. Book is returnable for full refund if, at any time in the future, the inscription is determined not to be genuine.

      [Bookseller: Dewydell Books and Prints]
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        HUDSON RIVER BRACKETED

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1929 8vo. [4], 559, [3] pp. Publisher's gilt-stamped black cloth. First edition, first issue with [1] on the final page. A near fine example [rear hinge strengthened, neat name dated 1929 on the ffe.] in a fine, bright mustard yellow dustwrapper with a little expert conservation at the extremities. Binding A. Garrison A43.I.a. Lovely copy & a Wharton personal favourite.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Cambridge Poetry, 1929

      [London:] Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original blue-grey paper boards, titles and decoration printed in black. Covers a little faded, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With the erratum slip loosely inserted. No. 8 in the Hogarth Living Poets, First Series and the last volume in this series to have the Vanessa Bell designed covers. One of the contributors George Reavey's copy, signed by him and 19 of the contributors on the endpapers, including Richard Everhart, T. H. White, William Empson, Robin Fedden, Ronald Bottrall and others.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      1929. Fine. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A FAREWELL TO ARMS. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, second printing, (with disclaimer). Just about a fine copy in a first issue dust jacket, slightly rubbed and edgeworn, with a few nicks and edge tears. The verso of the jacket is tape reimforced at the bottom of the spine and the spine is a bit darkened. The second printing was the only printing to include the disclaimer and is often referred to as the second issue. (Hanneman A8a: note).

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        Magick in Theory and Practice. [Book Four, Part Three] By the Master Therion (being part III of Book 4).

      Paris: Printed at the Lecram Press, 1929.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Four volumes, large octavos (280 x 190mm) pp. xxxi, 436 (continous pagination). Original orange paper wraps, printed in black to upper. Colour plate to first volume and further tables and diagrams to volume four. Some fading to spines, with chipping to the head and foot, particularly of volume I. Pages clean and unmarked. Uncut pages 164/165 carelessley opened, resulting in loss to fore-edge, not touching text. A very good example of Crowley's magnum opus, much better than usually seen. d'Arch Smith: Books of the Beast [p.15];Yorke [62 C(a)]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Zur Quantendynamik der Wellenfelder I-II (all published)

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1929-30. First editions, first printings. A fine set, in the original wrappers, of the two papers in which Heisenberg and Pauli gave &#147;for the first time the foundations for quantum electrodynamics in the way we know it today.&#148; (Abraham Pais). <br/><br/> & &#147;Three years before the discovery of the positron Heisenberg and Pauli &#150; in two papers &#145;Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder&#146; and &#145;Zur Quantenmechanik der Wellenfelder II&#146; of 29 March and 7 September 1929, respectively &#150; took a decisive step forward to develop a consistent theory of quantum electrodynamics.&#148; (Mehra & Milton). <br/><br/>& &#147;Heisenberg&#146;s foremost scientific concern after 1927 involved the search for a consistent extension of the quantum formalism that would yield a satisfactory unification of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. This required the formulation of a covariant theory of interacting particles and fields that accounted for elementary processes at high energies and small distances. In 1929, drawing upon the work of Dirac, Jordan, Oskar Klein, and others, Heisenberg and Pauli succeeded in formulating a general gauge-invariant relativistic quantum field theory by treating particles and fields as separate entities interacting through the intermediaries of field quanta.<br/><br/> & &#147;The formalism led to the creation of a relativistic quantum electrodynamics, equivalent to that developed by Dirac, which, despite its puzzling negative energy states, seemed satisfactory at low energies and small orders of interaction. But at high energies, where particles approach closer than their radii, the interaction energy diverged to infinity. Even at rest, a lone electron interacting with its own field seemed to possess an infinite self-energy, much as it did in classical electrodynamics. Attention was directed to the resolution of such difficulties for more than two decades.&#148; (DSB under Heisenberg). <br/><br/>& &#147;Heisenberg and Pauli were well aware of the shortcomings of their theory: the divergence difficulties and the problem of negative energies for the electron. However, the importance of the Heisenberg-Pauli theory cannot be exaggerated; it opened the road to a general theory of quantized fields and thereby prepared the tools, albeit not perfect ones, for the Pauli-Fermi theory of beta-decay and for the meson theories.&#148; (Mehra & Milton). <br/><br/>& Mehra & Milton, Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger, pp. 186-87; Pais, On the Dirac theory of the electron. An annotation, in Werner Heienberg: Collected Works, Vol. AII, pp.95-105.& 8vo: 229 x 156 mm. In: Zeitschift für Physik, vol. 56, no. 1-2, pp. 1-61; vol. 59, no. 3-4, pp. 168-90. The two complete issues offered here in the original printed wrappers, some light wear to the spine strip of the first issue and two small pieces missing from the lower left corner (front and rear), otherwise very fine with no stamps or other markings. Rare in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        DIZIONARIO DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA con oltre centomila giunte ai precedenti dizionari raccolte da N. Tommaseo, G. Campi, G. Meini, P. Fanfani e da molti altri distinti filologi e scienziati. corredato di un discorso preliminare di Giuseppe Meini .

      UTET,, Torino, 1929 - Sei volumi in folio (32 x 25 cm.), legatura originale in mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi ornati (mende e mancanze), sguardie, frontespizi, ampia prefazione, CXXVIII, 1092, 1396, 1318, 1406, 1336, 646 pp. Eccellente quanto importante fatica del Tommaseo, qui nell'edizione superbamente ampliata e completata. Testo su tre colonne, lieve brunitura della carta. I soli difetti alla legatura, facilmente restaurabile. Buono stato generale.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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        BEYOND THE THRESHOLD

      Plaistow: [First Editions Club] by the Curwen Press, 1929. Limited Edition, one of 150 copies. Full Leather. Octavo. Charles Ricketts. Pseudonymously authored by Ricketts, this is a beautiful copy full bound in publisher&#39;s crimson morocco with stunning abstract decoration designed by Ricketts in gold on both boards; titled on the spine; very light shelfwear including some separation at the top of the front and rear joints--the top of the front joint has been discreetly mended; spine is slightly darkened; morocco edged, felt-lined slipcase is scuffed but stable; ribbon pull is frayed but present; bears the bookplate of Crosby Gaige, a Broadway producer and President of the New York Wine & Food Society. Gaige authored several books on cocktails and cooking. Delaney p. 367.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Compendium Maleficarum, Collected in 3 Books From Many Sources by Brother Francesco Maria Guazzo Showing the Iniquitous and Execrable Operations of Witches Against the Human Race, and the Divine Remedies By Which They May be Frustrated.

      London: John Rodker, 1929.. LIMITED EDITION OF 1275 COPIES, this being number 28. Large 8vo. (250 x 190mm). pp. xxi, 206. Publisher's red cloth over black parchment spine titled in gilt, pictorial gilt stamp to upper. Top edge black, others untrimmed with white endpapers. Original light blue dust jacket, printed in red and black. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts throughout. Small bookseller's label to the lower edge of front pastedown and usual light offsetting to endpapers, else a fine copy of the book. A very good example of the uncommon dust jacket with fading to spine and edges of the panels, closed tear to lower edge of upper panel and some loss to the top edge of the lower panel, not affecting text. Loosely inserted is the four page prospectus, printed on the same light blue paper as the jacket and also printed in red and black. The two panels of the jacket are reproduced, along with a list of the contents and an introductory piece by Summers, that is not published in the book. The prices for upcoming publications in the series (only one of the three listed reached publication) are priced in US dollars, so presumably this prospectus was intended for distribution in the US. The third edition, after 1608 and 1626, and the first in English. Summers has provided his usual excellent introduction and copious notes, and the reproductions of the original woodcuts contain many fantastic images. Coumont [G87.3]; d'Arch Smith [B21];[B20]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza by a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

      [London:] Rehearsed for Malvern Festival. Rough Proof &#150; Unpublished,, 1929. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed in black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase and chemise. Upper cover very slightly creased with a tiny chip from the lower corner. An excellent copy. A rare rough proof, one of only 25 rehearsal copies, preceding the first trade edition. Inscribed by the author on the upper wrapper, "To Sénor Julio Brouta for translation. Very private. G. B. S. 24th July 1929". When writing plays it was Shaw&#39;s normal practice to prepare rough proofs which would be corrected and reissued, sometimes two or three times, before the publication of the trade issue. Three different rough proofs of The Apple Cart were released during 1929, 3 copies of the first proof, 2 copies of the second proof, and 25 of this, the rehearsal edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Archive of Autograph Letters

      Orchard, Reading, etc.: The University, St. Patrick&#39;s Hall, etc., 1929-1940. Offered here is a collection of six autograph letters and three autograph cards signed, one of the letters numbering over 800 words (five pages). Written by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), noted Irish artist and author, wood engraver and sculptor and a major influence in the the revival of printing in the twentieth century. A major force in the operation, artistic design and leadership of The Golden Cockerell Press. Letters written by Gibbings to Barbara Faaks, a prosepective children&#39;s author, dealing with the publication of her stories, along with possible illustrations by a student of Gibbings. The letters are sensitive and compassionate, as in: "... you will forgive pencil, knowing that I am travelling rough. I have just read all your stories. First and foremost let me say that I think the stye excellent and absolutely suitable to the earlier matter and the readers. Barring one or two infinitesimal points such as that I felt you used the phrase &#39;little with&#39; once or twice too often... I think I know just the person to do the illustrations and I see no reason why you shouldn&#39;t rake in a bit of cash both on newspaper and book rights...: And: "I was most awfully sorry to hear all your sad news. I&#39;ve been through the same myself and know how absolutely shattering it can be..." In all 15 pages, mostly near fine condition, with occasion folds. Housed in custom made folding beige buckram case with marbled paper edges, morocco labe on spine.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Lady Chatterley&#39;s lover including, My skirmish with Jolly Roger / written especially and exclusively as an introduction to this popular edition by D.H. Lawrence

      [Paris : Edward Titus] : Privately printed, 1929. 1st Edition in this form (2nd authorised edition). Physical description: viii, 365p ; 19cm. Notes: Second authorized edition: the Author&#39;s Unabridged Popular Edition. The novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the Orioli Press in Florence in 1928, and was almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers. Lawrence had always intended to release a cheap version, and was spurred on to do so by the appearance of the unauthorized copies. In 1929 he approached Edward Titus and negotiated an edition to be sold at 60 francs, with a new introduction regarding the pirated printings entitled My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. Highly uncommon in the original wrappers. Good copy, edges worn. Surface split along spine cover. Text block intact. Black vignette to front cover. Lacks original spine title label. Light tanning around the page margins. This unique and rare copy remains quite well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Courts of the Morning. A Richard Hannay novel

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1929, 1929. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.405 + [8]. advertisements. Publisher&#39;s light blue cloth (also issued in green cloth) with title and trim printed in black, map endpapers. In original pictorial dust-wrapper. Some offset browning to flyleaves, bookseller ticket (from Glasgow, somewhat appropriately). Jacket has one small chip to head of spine, otherwise fine. A striking example. A dramatic series of adventures which take place against the backdrop of a small South American Republic that has fallen under the spell of a ruthless Dictator. The fifth novel to feature Buchan&#39;s most enduring character, the adventurous government agent (Sir) Richard Hannay. In this episode, attention shifts to Sandy Arbuthnot, Hannay&#39;s old ally who previously appeared in the &#39;The Thirty Nine Steps&#39; and &#39;Greenmantle&#39;. Buchan&#39;s famous adventurer was one of the fore-runners to James Bond; [author Ian Fleming] "was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as Richard Hannay" [Gilbert, p.616]. Blanchard. See also Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer [8 volumes complete]

      Stratford Upon Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press. 1929. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Cloth backed boards with paper spine labels bearing titles, labels a little darkened, spine ends and a few corners bumped, a little light foxing to the prelims of most volumes else internally clean and bright, mostly unopened, No.145 of an edition of 375 sets, medieval style illustrations after those found in early editions of Chaucer. , 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        The Woodcut An Annual. (Dustjacket cover title: The Woodcut No. III. Edition de Luxe.)

      London.: The Fleuron Limited.. 1929.. Black and white full page woodcuts, 78pp, 11 3/8 x 8 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). Original decorative dustjacket, a bit worn with some modest paper loss. The volume itself is in very good to fine condition, with only the very slightest sunning to the tips of the spine. Contents clean and bright. This is volume III of the Edition de Luxe: with limitation statement "Of this Special Edition The Woodcut: An Annual there have been printed on hand-made paper eighty copies, of which seventy-five are for sale. This is No. 22." The volume was printed at the Curwen Press, Plaistow London. A signed wood-engraving by John Nash entitled "The Two Tugs" is featured as the frontispiece. Contents include an appreciation of Nash&#146;s wood engravings by W. A. Thorpe. Other studies include Wood and Metal in the Invention of Printing by Victor Scholderer; German Woodcut Lettering by Julius Rodenberg; A Glossary of Common Terms Used in Xylograpy. There is an illustrated feature entitled Fourteen Contemporary Woodcuts with full page plates of the work of Gwendolen Raverat, Grace Rogers, Tirzah Garwood, Eric Jones, Gertrude Hermes, W. Morgan, Hans Andre, Vladimir Favorski, Andrej Gontcharoff, Yefmin Minin, Nicholas Brummer, Franz M. Jansen, Aristide Maillol and J. Franken. The front end paper in the lower right corner is inscribed in pencil "H.F. Wentz." Wentz was an artist and educator instrumental in promoting the Oregon (USA) regionalist movement in the early decades of the twentieth century. .

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        Psalmau Dafydd Yn Ol William Morgan 1588

      Monmouthshire: Gwasg Gregynnog, 1929 Red niger morocco spine and red buckram corner pieces, 5 raised bands, outlined in blind, gilt spine titling, blue silk headbands, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut. Internally signed on paste-down of lower cover, NO names or inscriptions, some light foxing to ep&#39;s, title page in which the tile page is framed in a decorative foliate border, decorative wood engraved openings and initials designed and cut by HW Bray, text printed in red, blue and black. Number 212 of an edition of 225. 189 pp. Some minor spotting to the front and rear blank pages. Probably the most collected of the Welsh Gregynogs. (Harrop 14/190)

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        Falcons of France A tale of youth and the air

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Printing ("Published September, 1929"). Tall 8vo: [10],332pp, with four full-color illustrations by A. Vimnère. Publisher&#39;s sky-blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in red, top edge stained red, bottom edge untrimmed; in pictorial dust jacket priced $2.50. Just about Fine (Boston bookseller&#39;s ticket to bottom inner edge of front fly leaf; short, closed edge tear just touching text on p. 331), square, tight and almost impossibly fresh; Near Fine or better jacket, spine panel slightly faded, very minor edge-wear. From the authors of, among many others, the Bounty trilogy, The Hurricane and Botany Bay, a lightly fictionalized account of their service in the famed Lafayette Flying Corps during the First World War. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1929 First Edition, First Issue with the anti-war passage on page 290 & Sassoon Poem on pages 341 - 343 present. 8vo, pp. 448. Publisher&#39;s salmon pink cloth gilt, frontispiece, 7 illustrations. Original cream coloured pictorial dustwrapper printed in black designed by Len Lye and with a photograph of Graves by Alfred Cracknell. A fine fresh, excellent copy; the passages in question being an unauthorized transcription of a poem from Sassoon to Graves, which were subsequently removed at Sassoon&#39;s request. [Higginson A32a.]. 1st Edition. Illus. by Len Lye, Alfred Cracknell.

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        Good-Bye to All That. An Autobiography

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1929. Octavo. Original salmon cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Top edge a little darkened, very small tear to the cloth at head of spine. A superb copy in excellent condition, in the chipped jacket. First edition, first impression. first issue, with the infamous Sassoon poem extant, page 290 in its original state and without the erratum. The story of the suppression of this issue is well recorded. The book printed a poem Sassoon had written to Graves in letter form. Sassoon was horrified and demanded the recall of the edition and the excision of the offending pages. This was done and a second issue produced with asterisks marking where the passages had been. Ironically these honest, fearful and touching lines are some of the best Sassoon ever wrote. As for Graves - of all the thousands of books written about the Great War none have achieved the lasting fame of this brilliant account written by a major author at the height of his powers. Connolly included the book in his list of 100 key books of the Modern Movement noting the peculiar genius of an author to transform autobiography into art.

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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 is present on the copyright page. There is no disclaimer on page X. First issue jacket with the heroine's name misspelled, Katharine Barclay instead of Catherine Barkley. {ref: Hannemann A8a, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good, clean black cloth boards with gold paper labels at the front board and at the spine, minor rubbing at the label on the spine, shelf wear at the edges, lightly paper hinged at the front endpage, minor biopredation at the fore-edge of the first few pages, minor spots throughout, previous owner's decorative bookplate at the front endpaper, two small bumps at the front board. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, first issue jacket priced at $2.50 with the misspelled heroine's name at the front flap, jacket split at the spine and held together with a protective mylar cover, darkening at the rear panel, chipping and shelf wear at the edges.

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        47 Photographs of Mid-Atlantic Woodland and Shorebirds

      (Delaware / New Jersey). [circa 1929 - 1958]. A collection of 47 mounted photographs by the New Jersey-based photographer Benjamin Hiatt: 46 black & white prints, ranging in size from approximately 8" x 10" to 11" x 14", and one 8" x 10" color print. All are tipped onto artists boards, with some additionally in mat frames, most are Signed and captioned in pencil. A near fine group that features many beautiful close-up shots of wild birds in flight, on the surf, and at their nests: the Snowy Egret, Brown Pelican, Laughing Gull, Black Skimmer, and Piping Plover. Also a series of rare close-up portraits taken in the late 1920s, of a Spotted Ground-thrush and a Great Horned Owl at their nests, and another small set of coastline images. Just over half appear to have been taken in the 1950s in the vicinity of Tuckerton Bay on New Jersey&#39;s Atlantic Coast and the nearby Bass River State Forest. The rest, dating back to the 1920s, were taken in the vicinity of Sparta, New Jersey, near the Delaware Water Gap, and Delaware City, Delaware. These include three prints of a Spotted Ground-thrush perched on its nest, five prints of Great Horned Owls, and two dramatic prints of a Brown Pelican: standing at ease high up in a large nest, gazing directly at the camera; and in flight. All 47 photographs capture Hiatt&#39;s "ambition to photograph wild birds at home," which he first described in "A Study of Great Horned Owls in the Delaware City Heronry," published in a 1929 issue of the ornithological journal, Cassinia. He also published accounts of his important sightings in New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida in The Auk. A fine representative collection of Hiatt&#39;s best prints spanning a thirty year period. .

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        A Farewell to Arms

      Scribner's, New York 1929 - FIRST EDITION, first issue, with no disclaimer and 'Katherine' instead of 'Catherine'. Bookplate on front pastedown of Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, noted translator and Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard. NEW YORK: SCRIBNER'S, 1929. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket; custom half-morocco box. Book near-fine with foxing to text block edges (as often); dust jacket with very minor toning to spine, slight wear at head of spine, a few spots of light superficial rubbing. An exceptional copy of the first trade edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Great Western Häfen. Great Western Railway Company und ihre Häfen

      Hamburg ? 1929 - 158 S. zahlr. Abb. + eingekl. Karten Buch ist in altersgemäßem Zustand, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, Einband etwas berieben, 158 S. zahlr. Abb. + eingekl. Karten Deutsch 900g

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        The American Mercury A Monthly Review 1924-29 First 6 Years Complete Volume I [1] to XVIII [18] Nos 1-72

      New York: Alfred A Knopf , 1929. First 6 years of The American Mercury Monthly Magazine, bound into 18 volumes, (3 per year, 4 issues per volume), running from issue 1 in January 1924 to issue 72 in December 1929. Each volume of 3 issues has 510 pages plus one page of information on the authors and an additional page giving an index to the volume. Dark brown cloth covers with blindstamped gilt titles (much of the gilt has worn off but the blindstamping remains), marbled endpapers, red page edges, ribbon bookmarks (some detached, one missing). Volume 12 (Sep-Dec 1926) has a 3cm tear to the front top spine joint, a 15mm by 5cm chip to the fore edge of the front stuckdown (cloth cover showing underneath) and weakness to the binding of the first 3 pages (still attached), so is only in good condition. There is additional minor rubbing to some corners and edges of other volumes and slight unevenness to the colour of the covers, volume XVIII has some small white spots on the front cover. Internally there is a little light age spotting to outer pages, volume VII has a 2cm closed tear in the top margin of the first page, but the books are otherwise in very good condition. Numerous photographs available.. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition of Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Portraits and Glass 1929

      New York: American Art Galleries, 1929 This is a very good copy of the original catalog for the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, which has been bound in dark gray cloth, with red and gilt title label on the spine. The original green and gilt printed catalog cover bound in. Completely clean outside. Inside covers generally clean, but a few marks to front cover lower left, and one page with old tape repairs. This repaired page has a plate on each side (no.570-71), and the repairs are on either side of the photograph just touching its&#39; border. A few pages have very faint tan streaks on them, possibly from the binding process. Also a few abrasions to texts. Otherwise very clean and fresh. Preface. Short texts introduce the sections. Texts by George S. McKearin, Andrew Varick Stout, Louis Guerineau Meyers and E.T.H. 926 works in the exhibition. All reproduced in black & white photographs. This historic exhibition was held at the American Art Galleries in New York from September 25th to October 9, 1929. 10 1/2" high X 7 1/2" wide. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        EINHEITLICHEN FELDTHEORIE VON A. EINSTEIN. Sonderabdruck aus den Sitzungsberichten der Preussischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften Phys.-Math Klasse 1929

      Berlin: Verlag Der Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1929. An important offprint, first edition. With mathematical formulas in text. Small folio, in the original orange off-print paper wrappers printed in black on both covers. 8 pp. Very fine, nearly as new. A RARE AND IMPORTANT OFFPRINT. EINHEITLICHEN FELDTHEORIE, which means "A Coherent Theory of the Electro-Magnetic Field" and is the title of a five-page paper of highest mathematical formulae which Relativist Albert Einstein worked on for ten years. His report is a purely mathematical extension of the general theory of relativity to include gravitational and electromagnetic phenomena. His relativity theory, which he phrased within only three printed pages, made time & space the creator of matter. When this paper on the Unified Field Theory was published, it was a headline story in the newspapers. Few, if any people, understood the complex mathematics, but many were fascinated by the thought that Einstein had possibly came up with a new theory, expanding on "General Relativity", and unifying the fundamental forces of nature. It is considered Einstein&#39;s last important scientific work (Weil #165). "In 1928, [Einstein] embarked on a new approach to a unified field theory... involving what he called &#39;distant parallelism&#39;... By early 1929 he had solved the main problems involved in writing down field equations for his unified field theory. On the day of official publication of the third of a formidably technical series of nine articles on the theory... excited headlines appeared in foreign newspapers throughout the world... In this frenzied, unscientific atmosphere, Einstein&#39;s new theory was hailed in the press as an outstanding scientific advance. Yet Einstein had stated in his article that this was still tentative; and soon he found he had to abandon it" (Hoffmann/Dukas, &#39;&#39;Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel&#39;&#39; (1972) pp. 225-226)

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        MURDER BY THE CLOCK

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929 First Edition of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone and the first Lieutenant Valcour mystery, a French-Canadian detective attached to the NYPD. A near fine copy in black cloth, red titles, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper, showing light overall use, a thumbnail chip to the crown of the spine, minor chip at the heel and some old tape reinforcement on the verso. 8vo. 288 pp. Adapted into the 1931 film with William Boyd. A sterling copy.. 1st Edition.

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        SPANISCHE KÖPFE. BILDER AUS KASTILIEN, ARAGONIEN UND ANDALUSIEN Text by Felix Urabayen, J. Garcia Mercadal, José Maria Salaverría, J. Muñoz San Román.

      Berlin/Wien/Zürich: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1929. First ed. Ortiz Echagüe, José. 4to., 31 pp., plus 80 full-page b&w photos. Cloth-backed paper over boards with gilt illustration of a Spanish hat on the upper board. Moderate foxing to the edges of the text leaves. A very good copy in the rarely found illustrated dw with chipping at the corners of the front panel and moderate soiling on the rear panel. Ortiz Echagüe (1886-1980), was a renowned Spanish photographer and engineer; he employed the Fresson process, manufacturing his own paper, which he called Carbondir (carbon direct). His subjects were Spanish landscapes, villages and people. The dust wrapper for this book is very scarce, with this being only the second one we have owned in thirty-five years.

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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1929. First Edition. First State of the text, meeting all requisite points. Octavo (20cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine and front panel; dustjacket; 626pp. A few very faint stains to the boards, with minor offset to pastedowns and endpapers; Very Good+ to Near Fine. The First Issue dustjacket is unclipped, with a few very shallow chips to the edges and cornertips, and light wear overall; Very Good+. An attractive, unrestored copy of Wolfe&#39;s first novel. Housed in a custom slipcase.

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        KIF An Unvarnished History

      New York, NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1929. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Good. Size=5.5"x7.5. (full book description) D. Appleton & Co., New York, NY, 1929. 1st Ed. (U.S.) 1st Printing, Fine-/Good+, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x7.5", 353pgs. Gordon Daviot was one of the pseudonyms of Scottish author Elizabeth MacIntosh best known for her mystery novels. Author&#39;s first novel. 1/2" chip & 1/4" x 1/2" chip DJ head of spine, 1/4" one bottom fore-edge, 1-1/2" DJ tear top fore-edge, top page ends just slightly dulled, cloth very slightly nicked head of spine, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. In SCARCE DJ. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Look Homeward, Angel

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1929.. First edition. Octavo, original dark blue cloth. In excellent condition with some wear to the spine and spine tips. Overall, a pleasing copy of this literary highspot.

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        THE PATIENT IN ROOM 18

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1929 First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 303pp. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use; a narrow chip at the spine crown with a bit of unfortunate inking to the "RX" at the spine. An uncommon Haycraft Queen Cornerstone in dustwrapper.. 1st Edition.

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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Hrsg, mit einer Einl. v. Karl Nierendorf

      Bln., Ernst Wasmuth 1929.. 2. Aufl. 4°. XVII (1) S. u. 120 Tafels. in Kupfertiefdruck. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Heidtmann 14471

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        Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. (8 Volumes, Complete Set)

      Oxford.: Clarendon Press / Griffith Institute 1929-1962. Mixed set: Vol. II, III, IV, & VI are first edition; Vol. I, Parts I & II are second edition, and Vol. V & VII are Griffith reissues. 8 quarto volumes. Publisher&#39;s bindings. Minor toning and wear to dust jackets. Some are price-clipped. Vol. II & V are lacking jackets. Minor bumping and rubbing to extremities. Inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. Photos available upon request. Heavy set (12kg). "One of the most important research tools for Egyptologists and archaeologists has been for many years the remarkable publication, the Topographical Bibliography of ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. This vital resource had been conceived by Professor Adolf Erman of Berlin in the last decade of the 19th century. Professor F. Llewellyn Griffith of Oxford actually set in motion the project, when he was still at the British Museum, by financing it and hiring Bertha Porter, a professional bibliographerwith the Dictionary of National Bibliography. Little information is available on Porter, except that she was born in London to Frederick William Porter, an architect, and his wife and that she moved in literary circles and was also interested in psychical research. In preparation for her new job, Miss Porter studied hieroglyphs with Griffith and later with Professor Kurt Sethe at Goettingen. Never visiting Egypt herself, Porter depended wholly on publications, photographs and drawings and verifications by others in the field. She collected and organized the references on which the entire enterprise would be established. It was time consuming and challenging work and in 1924, Miss Porter took on as assistant another student of Professor Griffith&#39;s, Rosalind Moss. Miss Moss was an energetic woman of independent means and a trained and published anthropologist, who was willing to travel to Egypt to undertake verification of the information to be publishedin their first volume: The Theban Necropolis (1927). Their fruitful collaboration continued until Porter&#39;s retirement in 1929, at which time Moss continued the project, producing seven volumes, including largely augmented revised editions of the original three volumes, due to the vast increase in new material that appeared since the project&rsquo;s beginnings. Moss in turn took on as her editorial assistant, Ethel W. Burney, the widow of Oxford&rsquo;s Oriel Professor of Hebrew, and together they maintained a huge file of slips at the Griffith Institute at Oxford where, by 1938, the Bibliography&#39;s records had been transferred. A small staff of part-time salaried assistants was installed, including Helen Murray, a South African, who stayed on the staff at Oxford as archivist until her retirement in the 1980&rsquo;s and later Jaromir Malek, a student from Prague&rsquo;s Institue of Egyptology, who is the current editor. The Two Ladies, as Egyptologists came to call thepair of Moss and Burney (after a duet of important ancient Egyptian goddesses) loved to travel and were hospitable hostesses, remembered as especially kind to shy young scholars, and good company to all colleagues as well as extremely meticulous and dedicated researchers whose requests for information were cheerfully met by scholars who realized that the ladies did not spare themselves to produce the most reliable publication in the field."

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        Oblong Folio Album of Royal Air Force Regiment in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, 1929-34

      Israel, Palestine, Egypt, 1929. Original photograph album of Warrant Officer Eric Stow of RAF Henlow, covering five years of service for Britain&#39;s Royal Air Force. Contains 196 photographs, most black and white, a few sepia, each captioned in manuscript, and neatly mounted with corners onto 24 black cardstock leaves separated with webbed tissue guard. The majority of the photographs measure approximately 6 x 10cm; six vary in size, the largest of these measure 16 x 21cm. Also features a series of 8 professionally printed and titled photographic cards of Luxor, mounted in the same fashion. Blue crocodile-styled leather boards, string-tied and in original state. Wear to extremities, first tissue guard lacking, otherwise in Very Good condition, with solid spine and beautiful vivid photographs. Warrant Officer Eric Stow (506741), No. 216 Squadron RAF, served intermittently in the British Royal Air Force Regiment from 1927 to 1965, being taken as prisoner-of-war during the Second World War when serving as air-gunner Flight Lieutenant operating a Lancaster aircraft. After surviving and escaping the captivity, and a brief exile from service, he returned and rose to sergeant, then Warrant Officer in 1952. He was awarded the MBE (Member in The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), one of the highest honorus a civilian in Great Britain can obtain, short of being knighted. As well as in Egypt, photographs are taken in part of the short-lived British Protectorate Trans-Jordania, which forms today Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. RAF highlights include splendid images of equipment employed by the regiment, on the ground and in the air, such as the Rolls Royce Armoured Car (RRAC), the Crossley Armoured Car. Armoured vehicles were evidently affected by the extreme conditions, often in the mud flats of the Transjordan, and as such often seen under repair by the dedicated officer and his colleagues. A Morris Tender armoured car is shown after a fatal accident in 1929. Of aviation interest we find the Vickers Victorias bomber bi-planes in flight and fallen in the desert. A full page image shows an Imperial Airways Fokker-styled Avro Ten G-ABLU Apollo Aircraft having made a forced landing in a desolate field, with its pilot patiently waiting for assistance. Also fascinating are a steel relic from the First World War being a wheel and fragments of a gun, a Turkish steam locomotive, one photograph of French bi-planes, and one of American amphibians. A British mooring mast erected in Ismalia for the R101 rigid airship, the largest blimp at the time. The officer&#39;s caption reveals that the airship was in early testing stages, the same year it was built, one year prior to its fateful and final flight. We also find an image of the Navy House in Port Said, Egypt, as well as a monument in Palestine, in honour of Lord Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English soldier and British Imperial Governor, who led the British Empire&#39;s Egyptian Expeditionary Force during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in the conquest of Palestine and Syria in 1917 and 1918. At the Malta harbour, he captures the HMS Resolution (09). The album begins with an aerial view of Jerusalem, Israel, where later in the album we are also shown the famous wailing wall. In Rosh Pinna, in the Upper Galilee of Israel, he photographs a modest Jewish village. Views from Israel further include Ramleh (Ramla), where we see the armoured cars, a war cemetery. A few scenes take place in and near Rutbah, in Iraq. Photographs of antiquity are dispersed throughout, including twenty-two stellar photographs of Petra, views of an ancient Roman fort, a Roman well, an amphitheatre in Amman, a ruined citadel in Cairo, the Monestery of St. George of Koziba in Wadi Qelt in the West Bank, and Egyptian monuments such as the Sphynx, Pyramid and the Helioplis obelisk. Beautiful images show streets and scenes in Alexandria and Cairo. Scant few glimpses of indigenous life are captured, in photographs of oxen driven carts, a bazaar in Nazareth, some mosques, men moulding chattis pottery, women laundering in a river, children here and there. One cannot help but to notice a &#39;Desert Arab Policeman&#39; sporting a machine gun and ammunition. Natural history also makes its presence in this album, as he chooses to remember a different terrain before returning home. Date palms, a Transjordan waterfall, the Gulf of Ackaba (Aqaba, Eilat) at the northern tip of the Red Sea, and a lush palm tree flanked stream near Alexandria are a few examples. Particularily striking is a section comprising eight photographs of camels in the Sahara, which he cleverly titles &#39;Ships of the Desert&#39; - after T.E. Lawrence. A pleasing album of Air Force men undertaking reconnaissance efforts and testing aviation equipment amidst in the ever-coveted Holy Land, and throughout Egypt, which concludes with officers in formal uniform seeing the final draft off in 1934. The Emirate of Transjordan previously known as Trans-Jordania, was a British protectorate established in April 1921. The Hashemite dynasty ruled the protectorate as well as the neighbouring protectorate of Iraq, following the Cairo Conference. The territory was officially under the British Mandate for Palestine but had a fully autonomous governing system from Mandatory Palestine. In 1946, the Emirate became an independent state. In 1951 the state was officially declared as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. No. 216 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was formed at RAF Manston by re-numbering No. 16 Squadron RNAS when the RAF was established in 1918, hence it is always spoken of as &#39;two-sixteen Squadron&#39;. Between the two world wars the squadron used Vickers Vimy, Vickers Victoria and Vickers Type 264 Valentia aircraft on transport duties around the Middle East. Prior to the Italian invasion of Egypt, under Air Commodore Raymond Collishaw, the RAF in Egypt, which comprised nine squadrons, focused its activities on ground support, reconnaissance, and only when necessary aerial combat with the Italian Regia Aeronautica. The force at Collishaw&#39;s disposal consisted of No. 33, No. 80, and No. 112 Squadrons with Gloster Gladiators, No. 208 Squadron RAF with Westland Lysanders, four Blenheim squadrons (No.s 30, 55, 113, and 211) and No. 216 Squadron RAF with Bombays. With this small force, the RAF had to "equate its attempt to dominate the front line with avoidance of unnecessary losses". Aggressive actions induced a "defensive mentality among the Italians", aided by expedients such as using the single Hawker Hurricane in the Middle East, rapidly switched between landing grounds, to provide an exaggerated picture of British strength in the eyes of Italian reconnaissance aircraft. .

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        La patrimoine légal du culte et oeuvres catholiques

      La documentation catholique, 1929. in12 Broché

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        Why

      [New York]: Privately Printed [by The Derrydale Press], 1929. First edition, first state, one of 100 copies copies on Dutch charcoal paper. 12mo. Frontispiece. Title page printed in black within a green border. [vi], 38 pp. Light green paper-covered boards, printed label on upper board. Spine slightly faded. Custom morocco backed box. Exceedingly scarce. Siegel 33; Frazier F-4-D ("a relatively low distribution rate and a poor survival rate") . Frazier&#39;s first state, one of one hundred copies on Dutch Charcoal paper (identified by the spacing of the chain lines) and with the transposed lines on page 31 uncorrected

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        [American Hunting Scenes. Colorists&#39; model for "Well Away"]

      [New York: Derrydale Press, 1929]. (FOXHUNTING) Approximately 19 x 12 inches. Aquatint engraving. Proof before letters, colored by hand. Marginal smudging from colorists&#39; handling; the image bright and clear. Ordeman pp. 60-61, 105 . These were, notes Ordeman, "the first aquatints depicting contemporary American foxhunting scenes ever published ... "The First Flight" was the first print published, and it was only after it had proven popular that Mr. Connett issued the three prints that completed the set." Fine example of a colorist&#39;s model, from the proof before letters

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        The Crescent Moon [Büyüyen ay] [Signed by Author, and Signed by Illustrator Nandalall Bose (twice) and by Illustrator Asit Kumar Haldar (once)]

      London: Macmillan & Company, 1929. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. A Near Fine Association copy of the first edition in this elegant binding, SIGNED BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE on the title page and ALSO SIGNED BY THE BOOK&#39;S TWO ILLUSTRATORS -- FAMED INDIAN ARTISTS NANDALALL BOSE (on the front free endpaper and again on the frontispiece, the bottom of which has been cut away but in a manner not affecting the illustration) and ASIT KUMAR HALDAR (on the front free endpaper), in a good example of the rare dust jacket (generally worn, several inexpert repairs to the jacket verso at the spine, to the front flap which appears to have come free of the jacket, as well as at the spine ends and upper rear panel, there using a paper similar in grade to that of the flaps --- nevertheless an unusual survival of this rare dust jacket). The book is bound in the Publisher&#39;s elegant blue linen with the front board and spine each beautifully lettered, blocked, and decorated in gilt and shows only light wear at the spine ends and board corners, minor oxidation to the gilt of the front board and spine and slight curving to the boards, and contains eight illustrations taken from works of Art by Nandalall Bose, Asit Kumar Haldar, Abanindranath Tagore, and Surendranath Ganguli. "The Crescent Moon" was first published in English in 1913, and was then republished a number of times. This elegant binding was not published until 1929 and this is the first edition in such binding, the eleventh printing overall. Rabindranath Tagore won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West". (Tagore was fluent both in Bengali and in English. A close friend of Gandhi&#39;s -- each man admired the other greatly -- he also was knighted by the British in 1915, but later resigned the honor in protest of British policies in India. Though he supported Indian independence, he urged the Indian people not to view themselves as victims of the British, seeing instead British rule as a "political symptom of our social disease", urging not outright revolution but rather advising the people to engage in self-help and education that would ultimately produce a capable and independent nation. Interestingly, it was Tagore who Tagore who popularized "Mahatma" (or "Great Soul") as a description of Gandhi.) Significantly, Tagore was the first non-European to win the Prize. A polymath, he painted, wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, and dramas, as well as over two thousand songs for which he wrote both the lyric and music. Nandalall Bose and Asit Kumar Haldar were students of famed Indian artist Abanindranath Tagore, the nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. (The publication of Rabindranath&#39;s Tagore&#39;s "Gitanjali" in English brought the Tagore family international renown and was the catalyst which made Abanindranath Tagore&#39;s art better known in the western world.) Bose&#39;s paintings are among the most important of modern Indian Artists and he is one of nine modern artists whose works have been declared by India&#39;s Department of Culture to be "art treasures, having regard to their artistic and aesthetic value". Poet, author, and painter Asit Kumar Haldar was Rabindranath Tagore&#39;s grand nephew [his maternal grandmother was Rabindranath Tagore&#39;s sister] and studied under, and served as an assistant to, Rabindranath Tagore, himself a noted artist. Haldar was appointed principal of the Government School of Art & Crafts at Lucknow by the British Government, making him the first Indian ever to be appointed as the principal of a Government Art School, and, in 1934, he became the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London). Signed copies of Tagore&#39;s works, especially in collectible condition, are quite uncommon. (Our search of the auction records back to 1935 reveals a number of signed photographs and letters, but no signed copies of Tagore&#39;s books.) This copy, from the Estate of decorated Naval Officer and actor Douglas Fairbanks whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown, has the added benefit of being signed twice by two quite prominent Indian Artists, Nandalall Bose and Asit Kumar Haldar, each of whose work illustrates this lovely volume, making it a rare book indeed. A Near Fine copy in the rare dust jacket, SIGNED BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE and ALSO SIGNED BY NANDALALL BOSE (twice) and by ASIT KUMAR HALDAR. RARE INDEED.

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        Es kommt der neue Fotograf [Here Comes the New Photographer!]

      Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN RARE DUST JACKET of one of the cornerstones of New Vision Photography, illustrated with 148 black and white photographs. Gräff&#39;s Es kommt der neue Fotograph was published (along with Roh and Tschichold&#39;s Foto-Auge) around the famous Stuttgart "Film und Foto" exhibition of 1929, generally considered the greatest photography exhibition ever held: "not since the great international exhibitions of the 1850s and 1860s had there been such a broad display of the photographic arts, intended not just to show photography but to examine its place in society. "Importantly, the exhibition attracted leading modernist photographers not just from Europe but from the United States (Edward Weston, for instance) and Russia (El Lissitsky and Rodchenko). It included amateur work, commercial and utilitarian photography, and provided an almost indispensible survey of the New Vision in photography." Both Es kommt der neue Fotograph and Foto-Auge "adopt similar picture-essay formats to run through the various genres and stylistic features on New Vision photography. Werner Gräff&#39;s volume, however, has as much of a practical as a theoretical slant. It can be considered as a &#39;how-to&#39; compendium of the new photography, and is divided into sections, each several pages long, showing either formal strategies like tilting the frame or repeating similar elements, close-ups and so on, or genres such as photograms, montage, advertising and magazine photography" (The Photobook). In addition to the work of Gräff, Es kommt der neue Fotograph features reproductions of photographs by other leading photographers including Willi Baumeister, Herbert Bayer, Andreas Feininger, Siegfried Giedion, John Heartfield, El Lissitzky, Man Ray, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Hans Richter and others. Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1929. Octavo (255x190mm) original blue-stamped orange cloth, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Minor soiling and edgewear to dust jacket. RARE.

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        Le Domaine Colonial Francais (4 Volume Set)

      Paris Ed. du Cygne, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Hardcover. Green boards with gilt title. Embossed tropical scene. Leather spine with gilt tree. Head and tail of spine worn. Light wear and bumping. Marbled end pages. Clean, unmarked pages. Interior pages in excellent condition. Good bindings and covers. Set of four books in very good condition. Ships daily.

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        The Pilgrim on the Earth

      London: The Blackamore Press; [and] New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1929. Small quarto. Publisher&#39;s dark blue full morocco with gilt titles direct to spine and upper board, top edge gilt. 12 wood engravings in colour by René Ben Sussan. Spine faded with a crease, ends and corners nicked, boards a little bowed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Special issue, one of 25 numbered copies printed on Japan vellum (at the Coulouma Press, Argenteuil); from a limited edition of 410.

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        The South Polar Trail .The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      London: Duckworth 1929, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 220pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrated with plates from photos (including frontispiece). Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. This book was reviewed by Dr. Rudmore Brown for the Manchester Guardian. Dr. Rumore Brown was the author of "A naturalist at the Poles, the life, work & voyages of Dr. W. S. Bruce the polar explorer ... " A tight clean copy. Spence 642. First & only edition and very scarce. Narrative of the Ross Sea party of Skackleton&#39;s "Endurance" expedition, sent to lay depots for the proposed crossing of the continent. This was the copy of Ray Adie (purchased from his sale of books last year) and was probably given to him by Rudmose Brown who reviewed this particular copy. Inscription on front endpaper..

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        CLUES OF THE CARIBBEES: BEING CERTAIN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF HENRY POGGIOLI, PH.D

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,. 1929. cloth-backed boards.. Corners gently bumped, a few spots on endpapers, a very good copy in. very good pictorial dust jacket with closed tear at lower edge of. front panel, chipping along top edge, closed tear at upper left edge. of front panel, and thumbnail-sized chip from upper spine end. Scarce. signed. (#140369). First edition. Inscribed by Stribling: "Dear --; / This is the beginning / of the "Poggioli" tales / of which I know I have / written a hundred / T S Stribling / Sept 28 1949 / Miami Beach Fla." Collection of criminal investigations set in the Caribbean by Dr. Henry Poggioli, Ph. D, psychologist and criminologist. All fist published in the pulp magazine ADVENTURE in 1925 and 1926. "Charles Honce remarks that the concluding story &#39;is positively thunderous; it will knock you right out of your seat.&#39;" - Haycraft: Murder For Pleasure, p. 163. Stribling published more stories featuring Dr. Poggioli in the 1940s and 1950s. Queen&#39;s Quorum #80. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Afficianado&#39;s Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 762-3.

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